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Port Angeles Boat Haven tenant Bill Spring says heâ€™s discouraged by increases in moorage fees imposed by the Port of Port Angeles.
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Super Bowl of sprint ALSO . . . boat races Saturday. â– More on Extreme Sports Park Saturdayâ€™s co-owner Kelie Morrison sprint boat estimated 9,500 people events/ attended the race, which A12, B1 event organizers said was the parkâ€™s best-attended to date. Morrison said she didnâ€™t hear of any BY JEREMY SCHWARTZ issues concerning traffic or parking from PENINSULA DAILY NEWS either attendees entering or leaving the PORT ANGELES â€” Sprint boat fans park. lined up a full hour and a half before gates â€œI think everything flowed very nicely,â€? opened at the Extreme Sports Park for the Morrison said.
â€˜Everything flows very nicelyâ€™ at PA sprint boat finals
â€œWe havenâ€™t had any complaints.â€? The Extreme Sports Park at 2917 W. Edgewood Drive in west Port Angeles played host to the U.S. Sprint Boat Associationâ€™s National Finals Championship, with boat drivers from across the U.S. and Canada competing to be the best of the best. Last month, roughly 8,000 showed up to watch the sprint boats, which can reach speeds topping 100 mph, race against the clock. TURN
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Boat Haven tenants to hold meeting over Ospreys pick tower Port of PA increases for 9-1-1 dispatches B P G to build their home P D N Y
PORT ANGELES â€” Dissent is percolating among some boat owners over increased moorage rates approved Aug. 13 by the Port of Port Angeles commissioners. Boat Haven boaters have scheduled a public meeting for 7 p.m. next Monday, Sept. 17, at the Raymond Carver Room at the Port Angeles Library, where William Spring has promised boat owners will talk about how taxing the increases will be when they take effect Jan. 1. No one favoring the increase has been invited to speak, but anyone is welcome to attend and express an opinion, Spring said.
â€˜Unfairness . . . callous abuseâ€™ â€œThe issue has to do with unfairness and basically, I think, a callous abuse of power by people elected to serve the citizens of the county, including the citizens who have boats,â€? Spring said. Commissioners approved the increases 2-1, with commission President John Calhoun and Commissioner Jim Hallett in favor and Commissioner Paul McHugh opposed. Rates will increase by about 8 percent at the 471-slip Boat Haven in Port Angeles for boats 20 feet and shorter to boats 60 feet and longer. TURN
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PORT HADLOCK â€” An osprey nest atop a 150-foot communications tower has presented a quandary for emergency personnel who are forbidden by state law to move or destroy the nest until the eggs are hatched and the birds are gone for the winter. â€œIt hasnâ€™t interfered with our emergency transmissions so far, even though itâ€™s sitting right on top of a microwave dish,â€? said JeffCom911 Executive Director Janet Silvus. â€œBut if we donâ€™t One of the nest residents thatâ€™s do anything, they about to leave could come back and add to the nest, and the nest. the extra weight could cause the dish to break off.â€? The tower is in the same complex as the Sheriffâ€™s Office, emergency services, JeffCom911 and the jail. The fish-eating hawks â€” which weigh 2 to 4 pounds, are about 2 feet long and can have wingspans up to 6 feet â€” began
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An osprey nest rests amid the antenna equipment on the emergency tower next to the Jefferson County Sheriffâ€™s Office in Port Hadlock. building their nest in May and have not nested in this location before, Silvus said. But they are likely to return. Osprey, which mate for life, often return to the same nests year after year, and the young birds grow as large as their parents before they take their first flight, the National Audubon Society said. State law forbids any tampering with
the nest as long as the birds are present â€” expected to be until sometime this month â€” but after they are gone, it is legal to move or destroy the nest, according to state Fish and Wildlife spokesman Craig Bartlett. Silvus prefers relocating the nest. TURN
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Prince Harry in Afghanistan to fly copters PRINCE HARRY, THIRD in line to the British throne, began a fourmonth combat tour Friday in Afghanistan as a gunner on an Apache attack helicopter, fresh from a vacation that included strip billiards in a Las Vegas hotel. It was the second tour in Afghanistan for Harry, 27, who will start flying missions within 10 days in the country’s restive Helmand province, the British military said. In 2007-2008, he served in Helmand as an air traffic controller. Looking relaxed if slightly tired, Harry gave a thumbs-up Friday after a long journey on a troop carrier flight from England to Britain’s Camp Bastion, a sprawling desert base near the southern Afghan town of Lashkar Gah. Capt. Harry Wales, as he is known in the military, wore his combat uniform and joined his 100-strong unit — the 662 Squadron, 3 Regiment Army Air Corps. As part of the Apache’s two-man crew, Harry will be both a co-pilot and the gunner responsible for firing the Apache’s wingmounted aerial rockets,
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Britain’s Prince Harry gives a thumbs-up Friday after he walked past the Apache flight-line at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan. Hellfire laser-guided missiles and 30mm machine gun. Britain has around 9,500 troops in Afghanistan, mainly based in Helmand province, and has suffered 425 deaths since the start of operations
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SAID K. ABURISH, 77, an American-educated Palestinian journalist who drew on his experience as an arms dealer in the Middle East to write 11 books on the region, including a portrait of three generations of his sprawling family and indictments of Arab rulers, died Aug. 29 in Bethany, a West Bank village controlled by the Palestinian Authority. The cause was heart failure, his cousin Amer Aburish said. He had been treated for Parkinson’s disease in the last few years. Mr. Aburish’s writing was notably blunt. He accused Arab leaders of being “stooges” of Western powers and indifferent to the well-being of their citizens. “There are no legitimate regimes in the Arab Middle East,” he declared. He described King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, who died in 2005, as “a lazy, corrupt, ignorant drunk” addicted to video games. He called the kingdom
“a rotting carcass.” Mr. Aburish reported facts and interpretations that were essentially truisms in the Arab world but often novel to Western readers. He detailed the billions of dollars that the Saudis squandered on arms. He reported how the insurgency against the American-backed Iraqi government after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein was fueled by ancient religious and tribal divisions. He wrote that Arab pop-
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ulations did not object to Iraq’s acquisition of weapons of mass destruction because Israel had nuclear arms. “My books constitute footnotes to the history of the modern Middle East, essentially a revisionist history,” he said in an interview with the reference work Contemporary Authors. “My purpose is to correct certain impressions before it becomes too late.”
Setting it Straight Corrections and clarifications
■ The lecture “Nine Eleven Plus Eleven Years: Still Unanswered Questions” by Veterans for Peace member Milton Patrie, which is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, will be at Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 73 Howe Road in Agnew. An item on Page A5 Monday omitted the address.
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Following aerial observation of the offshore fishing activities of several Canadian purse seiners from a U.S. Coast Guard seaplane, one of the seiners was ordered into the harbor at LaPush. WANTED! “Seen Around” A Coast Guard surfboat items. Send them to PDN News from LaPush escorted the Desk, P.O. Box 1330, Port Angeles Bessie Mac to shore, where WA 98362; fax 360-417-3521; or the captain, Jack Hepburn, email news@peninsuladailynews. and six crewmen were com. arrested by Ed M. Benn, state food fisheries inspecLottery tor. Laugh Lines They are now being held LAST NIGHT’S LOTin the Clallam County jail. A NEW STUDY found TERY results are available that about 1 percent of the The aerial observers on a timely basis by phon- U.S. population is allergic and Benn said the Canaing, toll-free, 800-545-7510 to gluten, while the other dian boat was fishing in or on the Internet at www. 99 percent are sick of havU.S. waters within the walottery.com/Winning ing to hear about it. 3-mile limit off Cake Numbers. Jimmy Fallon Island, about 4 miles north THE PORT ANGELES High School rowing team practicing on Lake Sutherland and Lake Crescent, preparing for the Northwest Regional Championships next May . . .
1962 (50 years ago) New “electronic brain” computers will be used next year to send reminders to drivers when their licenses are about to expire, the state Department of Licensing announced. The agency will use computers to keep track of the state’s 1.4 million drivers starting next July. The department said an estimated 188,000 “forgetful” Washington motorists do not have a valid driver’s license. At $4 a license renewal, that means they owe the state a total of $752,000. The new computers will allow installation of a “pre-
billing” system to alert motorists before a driver’s license expires.
1987 (25 years ago) About 125 firefighters battled a 40-acre blaze in steep terrain on a ridge near Kelly Peak, about 9 miles west of Port Angeles. An additional 100 firefighters will be called in today. An unused log-sorting yard on U.S. Highway 101 about 2 miles west of Lake Aldwell has been established as base camp. The fire is on state Department of Natural Resources land, and two investigators found where it started — but not how it started, said John Calhoun, state regional manager for the DNR Olympic area.
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TODAY IS SUNDAY, Sept. 9, the 253rd day of 2012. There are 113 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On Sept. 9, 1543, Mary Stuart was crowned Queen of Scots at Stirling Castle, nine months after she was born. On this date: ■ In 1776, the second Continental Congress made the term “United States” official, replacing “United Colonies.” ■ In 1830, Charles Durant flew a balloon from New York City across the Hudson River to Perth Amboy, N.J. ■ In 1850, California became the 31st state of the union.
■ In 1919, some 1,100 members of Boston’s 1,500-man police force went on strike. The strike was broken by Massachusetts Gov. Calvin Coolidge with replacement officers. ■ In 1926, the National Broadcasting Co. (NBC) was incorporated by the Radio Corp. of America. ■ In 1932, the steamboat Observation exploded in New York’s East River, killing 72 people. ■ In 1948, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) was declared. ■ In 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the first civil rights bill to pass Congress
since Reconstruction. ■ In 1971, prisoners seized control of the maximum-security Attica Correctional Facility near Buffalo, N.Y., beginning a siege that ended up claiming 43 lives. ■ In 1976, Communist Chinese leader Mao Zedong died in Beijing at age 82. ■ In 1986, Frank Reed, director of a private school in Lebanon, was taken hostage; he was released 44 months later. ■ In 1997, Sinn Fein, the IRA’s political ally, formally renounced violence as it took its place in talks on Northern Ireland’s future. Actor Burgess Meredith died in Malibu, Calif., at age 89. ■ Ten years ago: Former
Apollo 11 astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin was confronted outside the Luxe Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., by conspiracy theorist Bart Sibrel, who demanded that Aldrin swear on a Bible that he’d actually been to the moon; Aldrin ended up punching Sibrel in the jaw. ■ Five years ago: Britney Spears performed her new single “Gimme More” in a much-criticized comeback attempt at the MTV Video Music Awards in Las Vegas. ■ One year ago: New Yorkers and Washingtonians shrugged off talk of a new terror threat as intelligence officials scrambled to nail down information on a possible alQaida strike timed to coincide with the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
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danger to the community.” A not-guilty plea was entered on behalf of 55-year-old Mahmoud Yousef Hindi to charges of murder, assault and wanton endangerment in the Thursday evening shooting at a church. NEW YORK — A tornado Police say Hindi, a doctor swept out of the sea and hit a educated in Jordan, had a hisbeachfront neighborhood in tory of disputes with the homeNew York City on Saturday, owners group revolving around hurling debris in the air, knock- a fence that the association said ing out power and startling resi- didn’t meet its height or design dents who once thought of requirements in the upscale twisters as a Midwestern pheneighborhood of Spring Creek. nomenon. The association’s attorney Firefighters were still assess- said the organization brought ing the damage, but no serious zoning violation charges to the injuries were reported and the city. Hindi wrote several letters area affected by the storm to the attorney, expressing anger appeared small. and contempt for the lawyer. Videos taken by bystanders showed a funnel cloud sucking Today’s news shows up water, then sand — and then WASHINGTON — Guest lineups for small pieces of buildings — as it today’s TV news shows: moved through the Breezy Point ■ ABC’s section of the Rockaway penin“This Week” — Republican vice sula in Queens. presidential nomiResidents had advance nee Paul Ryan. notice: The National Weather ■ NBC’s Service had issued a tornado “Meet the warning for Queens and Brook- Press” — lyn at around 10:40 a.m. The Republican presidential nominee storm took people by surprise anyway when it struck about 30 Mitt Romney. ■ CBS’s minutes later. Brown “Face the
New Yorkers surprised by tornado, debris
Homeowners shooting LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Louisville man accused of opening fire at a homeowners association meeting, killing one and critically wounding another, was ordered held on a $1 million bond Saturday at an initial court hearing where a prosecutor called him “the epitome of
Nation” — Ryan; President Barack Obama; White House adviser David Plouffe. ■ CNN’s “State of the Union” — Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif.; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. ■ “Fox News Sunday” — Glenn Hubbard, economic adviser to the Romney campaign; Austan Goolsbee, former chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers; Mayor Mia Love of Saratoga Springs, Utah.
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Briefly: World POW soldier OK, say militant Afghan captors ISLAMABAD — A U.S. soldier held by Afghan militants will not be harmed despite the Obama administration’s decision to declare his alleged captors a terrorist group, a senior member of the Pakistan-based Haqqani network told The Associated Press on Saturday. However, the United States and NATO can expect stepped up attacks, he said. The commander, who spoke by telephone from an Bergdahl undisclosed location, denied that the Haqqanis held the only American prisoner of war of the Afghan conflict, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, as the U.S. believes. He did say that Bergdahl was a captive of another branch of the Taliban, and denied earlier reports that the 26-year-old soldier from Idaho, was in danger. The U.S. says that Bergdahl has been held by the Pakistanbased Haqqanis since 2009. However, the commander suggested he was with militants on the other side of the AfghanPakistan border.
Suicide bomb kills 6 KABUL, Afghanistan — A
suicide bomber struck at the heart of NATO’s operation in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least six Afghan civilians in an attack that officials blamed on the Haqqani network — a militant group the U.S. has designated a terrorist organization. No coalition casualties were reported in Saturday’s blast, German Brig. Gen. Gunter Katz, the NATO spokesman, said.
McCain weighs Iran CERNOBBIO, Italy — U.S. Sen. John McCain said he is disappointed with his party’s presidential candidate for sidestepping world affairs in his campaign for the White House but reserves his most scathing words for the current dweller, blaming Barack Obama for inaction while the situation in Syria and elsewhere “cries out for American leadership.” In an interview Saturday, the 2008 Republican presidential candidate criticized the man who won that election for not aiding rebels in Syria, abandoning Iraq and Afghanistan, and delaying tough decisions on Iran’s nuclear program. “In a way it’s almost like watching a train wreck,” he said of the apparent failure to stem Iran’s nuclear efforts. McCain is visiting Italy’s Ambrosetti Forum, an annual gathering of political and business leaders, together with two fellow senators — Connecticut independent Joe Lieberman and South Carolina Republican Lindsay Graham . The Associated Press
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A Chinese paramilitary policeman uses a wooden board to shield a rescue party from falling rocks rocks as the group evacuates an injured man in southwest China’s Yunnan Province following two strong earthquakes that killed at least 80 people. Rescue workers cleared roads Saturday so they could search for survivors and rush aid to the remote mountainous area.
The original reality TV: presidential debates back BY DONNA CASSATA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON — Finally, the fall season offers the matchup sure to attract the biggest audience of the campaign: President Barack Obama going one-on-one with Republican Mitt Romney in three prime-time debates. Typically the top political draw in the final sprint to Election Day, the debates assume outsized importance this year with the race a dead heat. The candidates will have their sound bites and rhetoric down cold so any slip or inadvertent move — remember President George H.W. Bush’s exasperated glance at his watch or Democrat Al Gore’s repeated sighing? — could roil the campaign for days and linger in voters’ mind until Nov. 6.
No wonder Romney spent days this past week at the Vermont estate of former Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey for debate practice sessions; Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, played the role of Obama.
Debates Oct. 3, 16, 22 The president has had one practice session with Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, the Democrats’ stand-in for Romney, and is certain to have several more before the first debate Oct. 3 in Denver The second debate, a town hall-style session, is Oct. 16 in Hempstead, N.Y. The final debate, on foreign policy, is Oct. 22 in Boca Raton, Fla. GOP running mate Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden
have one debate, Oct. 11 in Danville, Ky. Incumbents usually are at a disadvantage, defending a record against a challenger critiquing four years of work. Obama will be trying to avoid the fate of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, who turned in flat debate performances in their first encounters with rivals. In the end, though, it didn’t hurt either one as they both won re-election. Part of the practice sessions is figuring out when to be aggressive and how to demonstrate leadership. It’s also honing the lines from months of campaign speeches as the candidates get their final opportunities to speak directly to tens of millions of voters.
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PHILADELPHIA — A bizarre love triangle is to blame for a midair explosives scare that led to an aborted flight and a man being taken into custody twice in two states within about 12 hours, authorities say. The curious case of Christopher Shell began Thursday in Philadelphia, apparently triggered by a Facebook photo he posted of his ex-girlfriend and fueled by his feud with her and her new boyfriend. It ended Friday in Texas. In that time, Philadelphia
police recalled Shell’s Dallasbound flight and marched him off the aircraft at gunpoint; Shell cleared his name; authorities arrested the new beau, Kenneth W. Smith Jr., on charges of making a hoax threat about Shell and explosives; and Shell was taken into custody again on drug charges when he finally reached Texas to celebrate his 29th birthday. Both Shell and Smith posted bonds Friday in their respective cases. Passengers weren’t very happy either when the scare rerouted
US Airways Flight 1267 on Thursday. They were about 90 miles into their trip from Philadelphia to Dallas/Fort Worth when the aircraft turned around, allegedly due to technical problems. After landing back at Philadelphia Airport, heavily armed law enforcement officers boarded the plane and removed Shell. During questioning, he told authorities of the romantic feud, which involved hostile text messages with his ex and encounters with Smith, according to a federal affidavit.
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West: More crews sent to fight California wildfire
West: Las Vegas trying to stem X-rated littering
Nation: Former Mexico president sued in U.S.
World: False Twitter posts stir panic near Mexico City
MORE FIREFIGHTERS ARE arriving to help as crews struggle to contain a massive wildfire that’s burning in Northern California’s Colusa County. Fire officials said two separate blazes are threatening 23 residences and several outbuildings. Since the fires broke out Tuesday, they have consumed more than 26 square miles. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Daniel Berlant said firefighters are working against gusty winds and low humidity in the fires burning in rugged terrain of grasslands, brush and oak trees about 60 miles northwest of Sacramento.
PUSHY HANDBILL DISTRIBUTORS in Las Vegas are not only annoying the tourists, but recipients are tossing the glossy fliers on the ground to create an X-rated litter epidemic. A new ordinance requires handbillers to pick up litter within a 25-foot radius on the sidewalk. But there’s a hitch: “If someone takes some material, regardless of what it is, and then walks down the street and decides to drop it, that’s the person who is littering. That’s the person that is responsible, not the person who gave it to them originally,” said Allen Lichtenstein, general counsel for the Nevada American Civil Liberties Union.
THE STATE DEPARTMENT says that former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo should be immune from a suit filed in Connecticut over the 1997 killings of 45 people in a Mexican village. Zedillo is an international studies professor at Yale University. He has denied allegations that he bears responsibility for the massacre by paramilitary groups in Acteal, in the southern state of Chiapas, and that he tried to cover up the killings. The State Department issued its opinion in a letter Friday. It says the lawsuit involves actions taken in Zedillo’s capacity as president, not in his role as a Connecticut professor.
MOTHERS PULLED THEIR kids out of school, shopkeepers slammed down their metal gates, and bus drivers radioed one another about streets to avoid after false rumors of shootouts and gunmen traveling in a caravan in a Mexico City suburb began circulating on social networks. The false reports of violence and impending attacks in Nezahualcoyotl soon included nearby suburbs and at least one borough in the capital, spreading panic and prompting police to take to the streets in force. The rumors first began spreading after pedicab drivers fought with activists over who could operate a taxi base.
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Sprint: Sales for vendors speed up, too CONTINUED FROM A1 Sprint boat fan Jerry Elders started attending boat races when the Extreme Sports Park introduced them last year. He said heâ€™s been to all the races there since that time, and Saturdayâ€™s event seemed the most wellattended of all of them. Joyce Stroeher, one of the sellers at the Wicked Racing official merchandise booth, said sales have increased compared with last year, with T-shirts and sweatshirts still being the most popular items. Katie Phillips, another seller at the same booth, agreed that sales have been brisk this year with event attendees visiting the booth as soon as they set up Friday. â€œJust trying to keep things in stock [was] an issue,â€? Phillips said. Lloyd Sampson, owner of the Frozen Delight Hard Ice Cream truck, said sales started slowly Saturday morning but were likely to increase drastically once afternoon hit. He reported as much when he opened at the event the day before. Frozen Delight business at the sprint boat races has steadily increased since the truck opened up at the inaugural event last year, Sampson said. Sampsonâ€™s business, which features ice cream hand-made on site, has also started attracting repeat customers, he added. â€œThis is our second time [at the races], and we love it,â€? Sampson said.
Police set up Sgt. Glen Roggenbuck, the Port Angeles Police Department incident commander for Saturdayâ€™s sprint boat race, arrived at the sports park at 7 a.m. to begin setting up the onscene police response center.
The law enforcement contingent at Saturdayâ€™s race comprised three Port Angeles police officers, including Roggenbuck; one Clallam County sheriffâ€™s deputy; and two Border Patrol agents. Roggenbuck said the Border Patrol agents, with training on all-terrain vehicles, were there to quickly traverse the uneven terrain of the park and surrounding land if the need arose. â€œTheyâ€™re able to get pretty much anywhere on the grounds that we are not,â€? Roggenbuck said. Morrison said she did not hear of police having to deal with any problems during Saturdayâ€™s event. At the last sprint boat race in August, Roggenbuck said police dealt with only one intoxicated individual in a crowd of about 8,000, a ratio Roggenbuck said was pretty good for an event that size. â€œI would classify that as zero problems,â€? Roggenbuck said.
Parking efficient Historically, the biggest issue with the sprint boat races has been parking, but Roggenbuck said the Extreme Sports Park organizers devised an efficient plan this year and executed it effectively. During last yearâ€™s race, traffic backed up on Edgewood Drive as attendees paid members of the Port Angeles High School cheerleading team to park before entering the grounds. Organizers avoided this route this year with fees paid to the cheerleading team, which helped direct attendees to parking spaces, included in the ticket charges. Event organizers â€œlearned from that and made it better,â€? Roggenbuck said. â€œWeâ€™ve got an excellent working relationship with Wicked Racing and the sports park.â€?
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Asher Anderson, 1, sits in the rocking boat designed for him by his grandfather as his grandmother, Marilyn Carosella, looks on.
Enthusiasts enjoy boats at PT fest BY CHARLIE BERMANT
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PORT TOWNSEND â€” The 36th Wooden Boat Festival, which ends today, filled the area with boats, the people who love them and those who come just to watch. And the best part was the weather, which held at a clear, dry 60- to 70-degree range. â€œThis is an epic gathering,â€? said Eric Blake, a boat builder and instructor for the maritime website www. offcenterharbor.com. â€œItâ€™s a gathering of some very diverse boats,â€? he said. â€œOther festivals are very regional, but the flavor of the Northwest is that it has a little bit of everything. â€œOn the East Coast, you may have a festival that has only gold-plated yachts, but here you get all of that next to a lot of funky DIY stuff.â€? General admission to the festival is $15 for those who arenâ€™t members of the maritime center. Seniors, students and military pay $10. Tickets are sold at the main gate at the Northwest Maritime Center. As of Saturday, 230 boats
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were officially participating. No official attendance numbers were available but sponsors were preparing for a crowd of 36,000.
Provides template â€œThe Wooden Boat Festival provides the template for a lot of what goes on in Port Townsend,â€? Mayor David King said. â€œThis includes a lot of the Centrum [arts center] events, where there is an element of education along with a party,â€? he added. â€œThere is some learning while you have a great time in a particular theme.â€? King said the festival gets better every year. He pointed to some efficiencies that have been added since the Northwest Maritime Center was opened in 2009. Visitors entering the festival are now treated in an organized manner instead of being dumped in the middle of a crowd with no idea where to go, he said.
CONTINUED FROM A1 port should charge exactly what it costs to provide the For a 40-foot boat, the marinas, he said. That doesnâ€™t take into moorage rate will increase from $5.98 a linear foot to account the fact that the port is funded by taxpayers $6.47 a linear foot. Thatâ€™s a hike from countywide, he said. $239.20 a month to $258.80 Return on investment a month. The increases do not â€œMy view is that itâ€™s an include a consumer-price- enterprise that the taxpayindex increase that will be ers have been required to added to the new rates. fund by decisions of the port The Seattle CPI was 2.8 commissioners and that percent the first half of they deserve a market-rate 2012, according to the return on that investment,â€? Municipal Research and Calhoun said. Services Center of WashingPort Executive Director ton. Jeff Robb, who had recomMoorage rates will mended the increases, increase only for boats 60 according to Calhoun, said feet and longer at 300-slip annual Boat Haven John Wayne Marina east of expenses of $590,000 do not Sequim. include depreciation, Boat owners also must administration and an purchase $300,000 in liabil- annual debt payment of ity insurance. $407,000 a year for $6 milâ€œThey wonâ€™t be able to lion in investment in the get it or afford it,â€? Spring marina. said of the insurance. If occupancy levels stay Spring said the rates are constant, the port will gain based on a 20-marina sur- an additional $65,000 in vey that is skewed toward revenue from the increases, more upscale facilities like Robb said. those in Seattle and not â€œEveryone looks at the suitable for a community budget and says weâ€™re makwith a far lower median ing a bundle of money, but income and higher unem- when itâ€™s all said and done, ployment than central thatâ€™s not so,â€? he said. Puget Sound. Rates increased before The new rates are 85 the three-year hiatus of no percent of the average of increases so the port could the marina rates in the â€œplay catch-up,â€? he said. study, which included the The market study also Boat Haven and John includes marinas such as Wayne Marina. Neah Bay on the West End Spring claimed the Boat Pleasant Harbor on Hood Haven already takes in Canal, Robb added. about $1.2 million annually â€œItâ€™s the same 20 mariwhile incurring less than nas weâ€™ve been using for half that in expenses. rate increases for the last And while the port has 15 or 20 years,â€? he said. not imposed increases for â€œAt the end of the day, it three years, including the costs the same amount of CPI increase, commission- money to own and operate a ers increased rates almost marina here and build a 80 percent over the previ- marina as to have one in ous four years, lowering Everett and Bellingham.â€? marina occupancy, he said. As for liability insurCalhoun acknowledged ance, 17 of the 20 marinas Friday that the decision in the study required was not without contro- $300,000 of liability insurversy, noting about a dozen ance. people spoke against the â€œWe are the odd marina increases at the Aug. 13 out,â€? Robb said. meeting. But Spring said their But he said he doesnâ€™t concerns were â€œbrushed offâ€? foresee changing his mind, and that some boat owners adding that rates were will leave the marina increased as a result of the because they canâ€™t afford portâ€™s regular five-year the rate increases. review of the issue. Upscale marinas spend Many people who testi- money on such amenities as fied look at marinas like employees who help tie up public utilities, that the boats, he said. â€œNo sensible business operator raises prices to the point where they lose customers,â€? Spring said. Boat Haven moorage ratepayers â€œare being, I Osprey migrate to Mex- guess the word is, abused ico and Central America in by a couple of the port comthe winter. missioners who are ruthJeffCom911 staff mem- lessly imposing moorage bers are disappointed that rate increases on a very, the birds will soon leave for very economically marginal community and claiming warmer climes. â€œWeâ€™ve enjoyed having that they are basing those increases on market forces,â€? them around,â€? Silvus said. â€œI love hearing their he said. ________ chirps.â€?
Nest: Ospreys migrate south in winter CONTINUED FROM A1 County to build the pole. Bob Hamlin, manager of If it is destroyed, the the county Department of birds could come back next Emergency Management, year and build a new nest would like to put a webcam in the same location, she on top of the platform to observe the ospreyâ€™s develsaid. The agency is exploring opment but said he doesnâ€™t the idea of putting up a 125- know if the money is availfoot pole with a platform able to install and maintain atop it up the hill from the a camera. emergency center and reloRelocation common cating a portion of the nest to the top of the platform. Jeff Skriletz, a biologist No budget or schedule for the Fish and Wildlife has been discussed, though Department who has it would be up to Jefferson worked with the Sheriffâ€™s
Office to determine a plan, said osprey relocation is a common occurrence, especially since the birdsâ€™ population has increased in recent years. He said that once a nest is removed, metal triangles can be used to discourage the birds from building a nest on a surface without hurting their feet. Ospreys have been known to nest on manmade structures, such as power poles, duck blinds, communication towers,
buildings and billboards. A pair were even reported by KING-5 News in May 2011 as building a nest on the upper structure of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ship docked at Lake Washington. Ospreys are not listed as endangered or threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act but are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and are monitored by the state Fish and Wildlife Department.
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Ted Sturdevant of the state Department of Ecology, left, speaks during a signing ceremony for an agreement for use of water from the Dungeness River at Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim on Thursday. Also present were, seated from left, Maia Bellon of state Ecology, Danny Smith of Clallam Ditch Co., Gary Smith of Sequim Prairie Tri-Irrigation Association, Gene Adolphson of Dungeness Irrigation Group, Fred Spring of Agnew Irrigation District, Steve Onsted of Cline Irrigation District, Ben Smith of Highland Irrigation District and Tim Loranger of state Ecology.
Sequim-Dungeness Valley irrigators to restrict draws BY ROB OLLIKAINEN PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
SEQUIM â€” Irrigators in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley have inked a new pact with the state Department of Ecology to protect future water supplies by restricting draws to half of the Dungeness River and cutting off diversions in rare times when the river flow falls to 60 cubic feet per second. Ecology officials joined members of the Dungeness River Agricultural Water Users Association in signing a memorandum of agreement Thursday. The document supersedes a similar deal that irrigators struck with Ecology in 1998. It is intended to ensure adequate water for agricultural uses and the growing community, and clears the way for irrigators to sell water rights as â€œmitigation creditsâ€? for Ecologyâ€™s proposed Dungeness water management rule. The memorandum outlines the efforts of irrigators to conserve water and improve fish habitat. It also identifies how much water in the stateâ€™s trust water program may be sold or leased to new users. â€œBetween in-stream needs and out-of-stream uses, the water in the Dungeness Basin is spoken for,â€? said Ecology Director Ted Sturdevant, who was on hand for the signing ceremony at Railroad Bridge Park. â€œThat means we have to find ways to offset new uses, so future development doesnâ€™t come at the expense of current needs. â€œThis agreement today is a key part of our plan to mitigate for those new uses, and ensure healthy streams and a healthy economy.â€?
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Voluntary limit Since the 1998 agreement, the irrigators have voluntarily operated under the 60-cubic-feet-per-second minimum rule. After weeks of dry weather, the river discharge on Saturday was 197 cubic feet per second at the U.S. Geological Survey gaging station near Sequim. The ceremony was attended by about two dozen people, including McEntire and his predecessor, state Rep. Steve Tharinger, D-Sequim, who worked on Dungeness Valley water issues before he was elected to the state House in 2010 to represent the 24th District, which covers Clallam and Jefferson counties and part of Grays Harbor County. â€œAs we move forward into the work of the future on water issues, letâ€™s not think about how we can separate the pie to the advantage of our particular interests, but how can we enlarge the pie to benefit all interests,â€? Smith said.
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PORT ANGELES â€” A blind pedestrian who police said was struck by a van in a downtown crosswalk Feb. 3 is suing the driver. Kyle Parrish, 59, and his wife, Ella, both of Sequim, filed the lawsuit in Clallam County Superior Court against Marion Ashing, 79, of Sekiu. They are seeking unspecified, general damages, including medical costs and expenses, veterinary bills and loss of earnings. A report by investigating Port Angeles Police Officer Dallas Maynard gave the following account:
not see Parrish or the dog because of the sun in his eyes,â€? Maynard said in the report. Port Angeles lawyer Deborah Nelson and Seattle lawyer Jeffrey Boyd of the Seattle firm Nelson Boyd filed the suit against Ashing on Aug. 7.
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PORT ANGELES â€” A 23-year Port Angeles man remained in the Clallam County jail Saturday after allegedly trying to break into a home on East 11th Street on Friday afternoon. Port Angeles police arrested Joshua Goudie, 23, also known as Joshua Roas, for investigation of one count each of residential burglary, third-degree malicious mischief, third-degree theft and obstructing a law enforcement officer. He remained in the Clallam County jail on $25,000 bond Saturday. Police arrested Goudie in the yard of a house in the 100 block of East 10th ________ Street after chasing him Reporter Jeremy Schwartz can through an alley and across be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. Lincoln Avenue, Port Ange- 5074, or at jschwartz@peninsula les Deputy Police Chief dailynews.com.
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â€œWeâ€™re not quite there yet,â€? he said at the signing ceremony. â€œWeâ€™ve got some other pieces that are falling into place, but this is a big one in
think this really is fairly simple,â€? Sturdevant said. â€œWeâ€™ve got the water management rule,â€? he said. â€œWeâ€™re developing a water exchange with a mitigation plan so that folks have a good, predictable way to make sure they mitigate for new uses in the future. â€œWeâ€™re developing a memorandum of agreement with the county so that thereâ€™s clarity around how all of that works,â€? Sturdevant added. â€œThis MOA today is a big part of this whole package.â€? Sturdevant described the agreement with the irrigators as a â€œbig step toward clarity and certainty for farming.â€? Irrigator and Dungeness River Agricultural Water Users Association past president Gary Smith thanked Ecology for â€œsupporting a cooperative, negotiating proConcerns about rule cess and for the funding to hire an independent facilitaConcerns were raised tor to get this process off to a over the scientific methods fast start.â€? used to create the rule, the economic study and the 18 months in works unknown costs to property The agreement took owners. In response to a letter about 18 months to comsigned by all three Clallam plete. Members of Agricultural County commissioners, agency officials said they Water Users Association are plan to conduct an indepen- Agnew Irrigation District, Clallam Ditch Company, dent economic study. Ecology expects to adopt Cline Irrigation District, a rule this fall. It would take Dungeness Irrigation Group, effect 31 days after it is Dungeness irrigation District, Eureka Irrigation and adopted. Existing, active wells will Milling Company, Highland not fall under the auspices of Irrigation District, Indepenthe rule, which covers the dent irrigation Company eastern half of Water and Sequim Prairie Ditch Resources Inventory Area 18 Company. â€œThe Dungeness water from Bagley Creek to users association and its Sequim Bay. â€œThereâ€™s a lot of pieces to members have been working this that make it sound very toward better water mancomplicated, even though I agement in the Dungeness
The proposed water rule for the Dungeness has drawn considerable controversy as it has evolved. It would set minimum instream flows, create a water exchange and require the owner of new wells to mitigate their use of water by purchasing credits at a yetto-be-determined cost through the exchange. Ecology has answered some concerns raised by the public and elected officials by agreeing to put money in the budget to purchase water rights for future development. Sturdevant said Ecology is still discussing what kind of state investment is appropriate for the water rule.
getting to that place where I think we can all lean back and say we have created a framework that the protects the broader quality of life for this basin.â€? Clallam County Commissioner Jim McEntire released a statement last month saying the latest version of the rule is a â€œhuge step forwardâ€? because it includes state funding and a new economic cost benefit study. He added then: â€œIt ainâ€™t over by any means.â€? Ecology is still responding to more than 900 comments it received during the public comment period on the rule. Scores of property owners and area Realtors railed against the proposed rule in an open house and public hearing that Ecology hosted in June 28.
Brian Smith said in a statement. Police investigated a report of a person illegally entering a house in the 200 block of East 11th Street at about 3:15 p.m. Friday. Officers said they saw Goudie flee from the house and that they chased him across Lincoln Avenue, eventually cornering him in the yard of a home on East 10th Street. Deputies from the Clallam County Sheriffâ€™s Office assisted in the arrest and investigation. Smith said the Port Angeles residentâ€™s timely report of the alleged burglary was a principal factor in the apprehension of Goudie.
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West Nile cases first in state in 2 years THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
OLYMPIA — The state Health Department has confirmed this year’s first human cases of West Nile virus infection in Washington, echoing a national trend of the mosquito-borne disease that is worrying many health officials. While the two confirmed cases are not close to the state record of 38, set in 2009, they are the first since 2010, when two occurred. Nationwide, nearly 2,000 human cases of West Nile have been confirmed in 41 states this year and many more have probably gone unreported, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Both local victims, a Pierce County woman in her 70s and a Yakima man in his
30s, are recovering at home after being released from hospitals, health officials said. The woman probably was exposed to the virus while traveling out of state. A horse in Eastern Washington was euthanized last month after being diagnosed with West Nile, officials added. And five mosquito samples in Benton and Franklin counties have tested positive for the infection. Officials warned that West Nile is a potentially dangerous illness residents should protect themselves against. “This can be a very serious illness for many people, and people over the age of 50 seem to be especially vulnerable to it,” said Donn Moyer,
a health-department spokesman. A West Nile virus infection can cause meningitis or encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), officials said. Symptoms can include fever, neck stiffness, disorientation, muscle weakness, paralysis and coma. Residents can reduce their exposure to the infection by wearing insect repellent, staying indoors around CHARLIE BERMANT/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS dawn and dusk when mos- Anderson Lake, pictured above with closed signs in a state park west of quitoes are most active and Chimacum, remains closed until anatoxin-a results have been received. removing standing water from around their homes. Only one Washington resident is believed to have died from West Nile since it arrived in the state in 2006. That was in 2009. But just this year in other states, some 90 people have died from the infection.
Gibbs reopens in E. Jefferson County
possible after 2 weeks Ceremony to mark new Recreation of safe levels of blue-green algae Border Patrol complex BY LEAH LEACH
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PORT ANGELES — The Border Patrol plans an invitation-only grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new complex at 110 S. Penn St. on Friday. Because of seating limitations, the 10 a.m. event will be open “only to media with credentials and invited guests,” the Border Patrol said in a statement requesting RSVPs. The event will include remarks by guest speakers — including Blaine Sector Chief Patrol Agent John C. Bates and Jay Cumbow, patrol agent in charge in Port Angeles — a ribboncutting ceremony and a few short presentations, the Border Patrol said. Agents are moving from the Richard B. Anderson Federal Building at 138 W. First St. to new headquarters in a 19,000-square-foot remodeled building sur-
rounded by a security fence and featuring a kennel, three dog runs, a 40-foot radio tower and a fitness center. The new headquarters has the capacity to house 50 agents in the Border Patrol contingent that covers Clallam and Jefferson counties. Border Patrol staffing for the North Olympic Peninsula has increased from four agents in 2006 to 42 in February. The cost of the building, originally contracted at $8 million, rose to $9.8 million earlier this year. The Army Corps of Engineers, which oversaw the project, paid Eagles Aerie 483 $2.1 million for the site in 2011.
Protest planned The Stop the Checkpoints group plans to protest the opening of the new headquarters.
PORT TOWNSEND — Gibbs Lake has been reopened for recreation after two consecutive weeks of test results showing a safe level of microcystin, a toxin created by blue-green algae. The other East Jefferson County lake that had been closed because of high levels of toxins — Anderson Lake — remains closed for now because no lab results were available for anatoxina, a quick-acting nerve poison created by blue-green algae that has been found in high levels in the state lake for most of the summer. Lab test results of samples taken from East Jefferson County lakes generally are available on Fridays for both anatoxin-a and microcystin. But this week, results were received only for microcystin, with anatoxina results delayed, said Greg Thomason, Jefferson County environmental health specialist. That leaves the status of Anderson Lake, which is in a state park west of Chimacum, unknown until anatoxin-a results are received from King County EnvironMcCleary man is charged mental Labs early this week. with attempted murder and assault in the March 9 Gibbs reopened Friday attack. Since no anatoxin-a has The judge and deputy been found in Gibbs Lake have recovered. Prosecutors believe Kra- all season, “I think we are vetz was obsessed with a safe” in reopening the 2005 case and went to the county lake in light of low levels of microcystin found courthouse in an attempt to there, Thomason said Fristeal court files. day. Microcystin can cause skin irritation and nausea over the short term and liver damage if ingested over a long period of time. Gibbs Lake, which is south of Port Townsend, had been closed Aug. 23 because tests of a sample from the lake found 19.4 micrograms of microcystin per liter of water — the highest level ever seen in Gibbs Lake in five years of
Group members will rally at 9:30 a.m. Friday outside the building, said Lois Danks, coordinator of Stop the Checkpoints. The group has opposed an increase in Border Patrol activity, saying the increased surveillance is not necessary in an area with only water international borders. “It’s symbolic of the waste of money and militarization and policies in general,” Danks has said. The Port Angeles station is one of four in the Blaine Sector, which serves Alaska, Oregon and the western half of Washington state. Other stations are in Blaine, Sumas and Bellingham. The Border Patrol said the agency’s mission is to prevent the entry of terrorists and terrorist weapons into the United States, to deter the illegal entry of aliens and contraband, and to interdict and apprehend persons and contraband that have illegally entered the U.S.
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MONTESANO — A plea of not guilty by reason of insanity was entered for the man accused of stabbing a judge and shooting a sheriff’s deputy in the Grays Harbor County Courthouse at Montesano. Trial for Steven Kravetz is tentatively set for
next spring. KOMO-TV reported that a Lewis County judge conducted Friday’s hearing, and Kravetz is being held in the Mason County Jail. His lawyer is expected to ask that that trial be moved outside Grays Harbor County. The 34-year-old
testing for algae toxins. The safety threshold for microcystin is 6 micrograms per liter. The following week, the level had fallen to 1.2 micrograms per liter. The county Health Department waits for two consecutive weeks of low test results before reopening a lake closed because of toxins. On Friday, results found that the level remained at 1.2 microgram per liter. “Gibbs came down for a second week in a row,” said Greg Thomason, Jefferson County environmental health specialist. “We are going to go ahead and reopen Gibbs, but with a warning sign,” he said. “There’s still a scum there, still a heavy bloom.”
Leland, Crocker No microcystin was found in Lake Leland, north of Quilcene. Caution signs remain posted there and at Crocker Lake, which is near the U.S. Highway 101-state Highway 104 junction, because both lakes contain the types of blue-green algae that can suddenly begin to produce toxins. No tests results were received last week for anatoxin-a in any of the lakes sampled in East Jefferson County, including Anderson Lake. Samples are generally taken on Mondays. Because of the Labor Day holiday, they were taken Tuesday last week. On top of that, FedEx delivery was delayed by one day, according to Thomason. Anatoxin-a tests take longer to complete than those for microcystin.
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“Gibbs came down for a second week in a row. We are going to go ahead and reopen Gibbs, but with a warning sign. There’s still a scum there, still a heavy bloom.” GREG THOMASON Jefferson County environmental health specialist Anderson Lake. The lake was opened the last Saturday in April for the start of the statewide lowland fishing season but was closed May 3 before briefly reopening last month. Mike Zimmerman, a State Parks ranger who oversees Anderson Lake State Park, had said after the most recent closure of the lake that he did not know if it would be reopened this season even if the toxin level fell and stayed low. Fishing in the lake can only be catch-and-release now, according to state law, and the entire state park will close Oct. 31. For now, however, the 410-acre state park around the lake remains open for recreation. A Discover Pass is needed to park there. Researchers know that warm weather fuels algae growth when sufficient nutrients such as phosphates are present, but they don’t understand what sparks the production of toxins from some species. No toxic blue-green algae has been reported in Clallam County, where health officers do not test for toxins; instead, they visually monitor lakes for signs of algae bloom. Report algae blooms in Clallam County by phoning 360-417-2258. Report algae blooms in Jefferson County by phoning 360-385-9444. For more information about lake quality in Jefferson County, visit the environmental health website at http://tinyurl. com/6z64ofy.
Anderson Lake has been open only a few weeks this season because of levels of anatoxin-a high above the 1 microgram-per-liter safety ________ threshold. Managing Editor/News Leah Microcystin levels can be reached at 360-417usually are low in Leach 3531 or at leah.leach@peninsula dailynews.com.
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Briefly . . . Jefferson voter forum set Monday BRINNON — A political forum for voters of Jefferson County is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. The forum — which will be in the Booster Club building, 151 Corey Lane in Brinnon — will be preceded at 6 p.m. with the introduction of eight candidates for commissioners of the proposed Brinnon Park and Recreation District. Invited to the forum have been candidates running for state senator and state representatives in the 24th Legislative District, the two races for Jefferson County commissioner and the single race for Jefferson County Superior Court Judge. The moderator of the event will be Marji Mueller. The forum will be hosted by both the North Hood Canal Chamber of Commerce and the Brinnon Booster Club. Each candidate will have 21/2 minutes to introduce themselves, followed by a question-and-answer period. Each candidate of a contested race will have an opportunity to reply to each question addressed to them.
Womanfest retreat LAKE CRESCENT — Last-minute reservations are being accepted for this year’s Womanfest retreat on the shores of Lake Crescent west of Port Angeles. Womanfest is a nonprofit, nondenominational group that sponsors scholarships and educational forums. Held at Camp David Jr. from Sept. 21-23, the weekend of the autumnal equinox, the Womanfest retreat is an opportunity for women of all ages and backgrounds to come together for outdoor activities and relaxation. The gathering costs $95 per person and will include opportunities to swim, canoe and hike. There also will be storytelling, dance, skits and music, so participants are invited to bring drums and percussion instruments. And all weekend long, a book and clothing exchange will take place in the Camp David Jr. lodge. Meals at the retreat are healthy and mostly vegetarian; snacks, coffee and tea also will be provided. To register for the retreat or to find out more, phone 360-452-6814, email email@example.com or visit www.womanfest.org.
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Traffic slowed PORT ANGELES — Water line replacement work is expected to slow traffic at Lauridsen Boulevard and C Street this week. Traffic flow is likely to be reduced to one lane between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the area while crew replace a section of water line, said Teresa Pierce, city spokeswoman.
GOP women meet PORT LUDLOW — Jefferson County Superior Court judicial candidates Keith Harper and Peggy Ann Bierbaum will speak to the Republican Women of Jefferson County at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. The meeting will be at the Inn at Port Ludlow, 1 Heron Road. It is open to the public. To RSVP, phone Peggy Reep at 360-385-4953.
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AmeriCorps volunteer Libby Cope of Seattle carries a bundle of trimmed tree branches to a pile at Valley Creek Estuary Park in Port Angeles on Saturday, part of the nationwide Day of Caring. The event, hosted nationally by United Way and affiliated organizations and locally by United Way of Clallam County, provided opportunities for volunteers to help spruce up their communities with a variety of maintenance and cleanup projects.
Meditation classes AGNEW — Two Oneness Meditation sessions are planned at Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall on Friday, Sept. 28. The one-hour sessions at the fellowship hall at 73 Howe Road are at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. The sessions, which will be led by Brenda Pareja of Southern California, are free, but a donation of $10 is suggested to help with travel and room expenses. Preregistration is requested but not required. Following the second session, Pareja will answer questions from the audience on her experience of Oneness Meditation. To register, visit www. nwbrendaomtour.eventbrite. com. For more information, email Julianna at port firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wildfire grows YAKIMA — The state’s largest wildfire has grown by about 200 acres, but no injuries have been reported and no structures lost. Most of the fire’s growth was due to a backfire that was set by firefighters between the fire’s western perimeter and State Route 141. Fire officials on Saturday estimated the blaze at just over 1,600 acres. The fire started Wednesday afternoon north of White Salmon. Its cause remains under investigation. The number of people fighting the fire grew from 430 on Friday to 600 Saturday. Six helicopters are dropping water, aiding crews using bulldozers, water tenders and other equipment. Higher winds were expected.
Dog tossed, killed VANCOUVER, Wash. — A woman who threw her boyfriend’s dog into freeway traffic last December has been sentenced to seven months in jail — and five years without pets. The Columbian newspaper reported that Shellie Hubbard of Portland, Ore., pleaded guilty last month and was sentenced Friday in Clark County Superior Court for first-degree animal cruelty, third-degree assault and possession of methamphetamine. Judge Barbara Johnson noted that in addition to the dog’s death, the 46-yearold’s actions endangered drivers on Interstate 205. The incident began Dec. 22, when Hubbard and her boyfriend began arguing. She struck him with a broken coffee mug, slicing his hand, and he pulled the car over, police said. Hubbard let the Catahoula leopard hound dog, named Peanut Butter, out of the car, then scooped it up and threw it into traffic. The dog was struck as it tried to walk back to the side of the road. Peninsula Daily News and The Associated Press
KSQM-FM seeks donations for new Sequim radio tower Once built, station plans to lease antennae space BY JEREMY SCHWARTZ PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
SEQUIM — Volunteers with public radio station KSQM-91.5 FM hope “Raise the tower, raise the power” will become a common refrain among their listeners once fundraising efforts for a new radio tower start later this year. KSQM Executive Director Bob Schilling, who has been part of the planning for tower fundraising efforts since he joined the station as a volunteer in March, said KSQM needs to raise $300,000 to fund a 155-foot-tall tower that would take the station from 700 watts to 2,400 watts. This fall, the station’s volunteers will request donations from listeners through fliers and brochures. Volunteers hope to have the tower transmitting by October 2013. Once built, the station would lease antennae space
on the tower to other agencies or companies, Schilling said. Schilling said the new tower would allow most residents of Port Angeles to pick up KSQM in addition to providing a backbone for emergency communication for area law enforcement, fire and EMS agencies. Over the long term, KSQM plans to work with local public agencies to build radio translators near the North Olympic Peninsula’s coastal communities so they can be effectively reached in an emergency. “This tower will play more of a role in the community than just radio and music,” Schilling said. The tower project has been in the station’s strategic plan for more than a year, Schilling said, while public fundraising requests began last year. Seeking donations from listeners is just one way the station plans to raise the $300,000 needed
for construction. KSQM volunteers are in the process of applying for a $150,000 grant for the tower construction from a nationwide private foundation that has made similar donations in the past. Schilling declined to offer details on the foundation before the grant is submitted but said the group is well-known and has a presence in Washington state.
real soon,” he said. In addition to the grant application and naming rights, KSQM volunteers will ask a “celebrity circle” of 25 area people and businesses to each donate $1,000 for at least two years to help fund the tower’s construction and eventual maintenance. Schilling said the station also will host fundraising meals, the proceeds of which will go toward tower construction. The tower would be built on about an acre of state Department of Natural Resources land east of Blue Mountain Road between Sequim and Port Angeles, Schilling said. He estimates the site, once finished, would look similar to the Washington State Patrol radio installation on O’Brien Road about 5 miles east of Port Angeles. For more information about the radio station, visit www.ksqmfm.com or phone 360-681-0000.
The radio station also plans to sell naming rights to the tower, which would include mentioning the company that bought the rights several times during KSQM station identifications and publishing the company’s name in printed materials associated with the tower, Schilling explained. The naming rights, good for five years, would be sold for $50,000. Schilling estimated the same level of advertising with the station for five ________ years would normally run Reporter Jeremy Schwartz can as much as $136,000. be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. “We’re going to be look- 5074, or at jschwartz@peninsula ing for those companies dailynews.com.
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PORT TOWNSEND — One teenage girl was listed in satisfactory condition at Harborview Medical Center on Saturday after a collision last week that injured her and another Port Townsend teen. Ravin B. Pope, 17, was airlifted after the wreck at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where she was listed in satisfactory condition Saturday. Justin Grant Carson, also 17, was taken to Jefferson Healthcare hospital in Port Townsend. Representatives of Jefferson Healthcare said Carson was not listed on the patient roster Saturday. Duane Everett Taylor, 56, of Chehalis was not hurt, the State Patrol said. The State Patrol cited him for speeding, according to a State Patrol memo. The State Patrol gave the following account: Carson had stopped his 1996 Nissan, in which Pope rode as a passenger, in a southbound lane 15 miles south of Port Townsend on U.S. Highway 101 as he signaled to turn into a private driveway. The car was struck from behind by the 2011 Toyota Pickup towing a travel
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Phil Hutton of Port Angeles, along with daughters Kylie Hutton, 9, and Sydney Hutton, 7, right, watch other dogs entering the Port Angeles dog park Friday evening as Dozer, their mastiff, sits with his purse, a favorite toy.
Park goes to the dogs as off-leash area opens One of only two Peninsula sites where pet canines can roam free BY JEREMY SCHWARTZ PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES â€” Roughly four dozen dog enthusiasts turned out for the grand opening of the North Olympic Peninsulaâ€™s newest off-leash dog park. Park users of the canine variety were also well-represented at the Friday afternoon celebration honoring the numerous volunteers who helped make the Port Angeles Off-Leash Dog Park, off West Lauridsen Boulevard just east of William R. Fairchild International Airport, a reality. Port Angeles Mayor Cherie Kidd and Richard Bonine, the cityâ€™s recreational services manager, spoke in turn to the assembled crowd amid cheers of appreciate and woofs of excitement. â€œWe are here for one reason, and one reason only: to honor the volunteers that made this happen,â€? Bonine said.
Extensive list The list of Port Angeles residents responsible for the 1.85-acre park, with separate fenced-off sections for both small and large dogs, was extensive and included representatives of the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society and both the Rotary Club of Port Angeles and the Norâ€™wester Rotary Club. Present also were members of the Citizen OffLeash Dog Park Committee, which was formed to handle the fundraising and
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fence installation for the park. Bob Morgenstern, chairman of the citizensâ€™ committee, was on hand for the grand opening with Captain, his 3-year-old Newfoundland. Morgenstern said the planning for the park started with meetings in coffee shops and downtown meet-ups with the committee members â€” dogs included, of course â€” and eventually evolved into more formal arrangements with Bonine. â€œWith Richard [Bonineâ€™s] tremendous help, we got it,â€? Morgenstern said. The committee started fundraising in earnest for the park about a year and a half ago, with the fence and pipe installed during the past few months. The city of Port Angeles kicked in about $10,000 for the fence, while the committee raised roughly $8,000 for construction-related costs, Bonine said. Morgenstern also was looking to the future as he stood in the large dog area of the park, his shaggy bear of a Newfoundand making friends with just about anyone he could find.
â€œI find myself standing here just gazing at it.â€? BOB MORGENSTERN chairman of citizensâ€™ committee volunteers who helped bring the dog park from idea to reality. John Ford said he helped organize the various raffles the dog park citizensâ€™ committee used to help raise funds for the fence and, once the fences were purchased, also helped install them.
PORT ANGELES â€” A Clallam County Superior Court judge has dismissed a vehicular assault charge against a man who drove his car into a Port Angeles grocery store in May and injured a store clerk. Superior Court Judge Brooke Taylor ordered the dismissal of the single count of vehicular assault against Brice G. MbiliAmbamba on Wednesday morning, said John Troberg, deputy Clallam County prosecuting attorney. Mbili-Ambamba, 25, drove his car into Grandview Grocery at the corner of Eighth and C streets May 15. Shanna Menlove, a 22-year-old clerk working in the store, suffered an injury to her ankle after she was pinned between debris and the car. Stan Myers, MbiliAmbambaâ€™s defense attorney, argued that the prosecution did not have enough evidence to prove the defendant showed anything more than ordinary negligence when his car hopped a parking berm in the Grandview Grocery parking lot and drove into the building, Troberg explained. More than ordinary negligence is necessary for
the felony charge, Troberg said. â€œI accept the judgeâ€™s ruling,â€? Troberg said. Port Angeles police said Mbili-Ambamba drove over a cement parking barrier in the groceryâ€™s parking lot at 7 p.m. May 15 and continued through the storeâ€™s east wall and into the checkout and coffee bar areas of the building. Menlove was taken to Olympic Medical Center in a private car after two people extricated her from the building debris. Police later arrested Mbili-Ambamba, a native of Cameroon, for investigation of drunken driving and vehicular assault and misdemeanor charges of making false statements to a law enforcement officer and driving without a valid driverâ€™s license or identification.
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District court next? Another prosecuting attorney could, however, pursue the misdemeanor charges in District Court, he said. Myers said no motion has been made to shift the case to District Court, as far as he knows. Mbili-Ambamba is in the Clallam County jail on $10,000 bond. Jim Cromer, owner of Grandview Grocery, said he was glad no other clerks working at the store at the time were hurt. Menlove has recovered from her injury and is back to work at the store, Cromer added. â€œWeâ€™re just happy nobody was hurt a lot worse,â€? Cromer said. He was able to reopen the store a day after the collision after temporary repairs were made. Cromerâ€™s insurance paid the roughly $10,000 in permanent repairs, which, minus some paint and a new cigarette rack, are all but complete. â€œOther than that, everythingâ€™s finished,â€? Cromer said.
Troberg said he did not pursue the drunken driving charge since MbiliAmbambaâ€™s blood-alcohol content was 0.05 percent, three-hundredths of a point below the legal limit. Although Troberg said he would have liked to pursue the case in Superior Court, based on the fact ________ the grocery clerk was Reporter Jeremy Schwartz can injured, he said he cannot be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. justify asking for a Supe- 5074, or at jschwartz@peninsurior Court jury trial for ladailynews.com.
Patty Ford said she is happy with the way the park turned out, pointing out the areaâ€™s natural feel, with the large dog portion of the park encompassing a gently sloping rise crowned with a small stand of trees. Ford said she prefers these surroundings to the manicured lawns of the offleash dog park in Sequim, though she said she thinks both are nice in their own way. Ford said she and her husband nearly always stopped by the Sequim dog park if they were in the city with Amber, their 2-year-old boxer/hound mix, though they didnâ€™t visit Sequim just to go to the dog park. DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS Patty Ford said the Port Angeles parkâ€™s proximity to Carol Swarbrick Dries plays a journalist â€” and unlikely confidante â€” to their house makes her all Paul Martinâ€™s New York City fire chief in â€œThe Guys,â€? to be presented this the more glad itâ€™s been com- Tuesday at the Dungeness Schoolhouse. pleted. â€œJust a seven-minute drive, and weâ€™re here,â€? Ford said. The 1.7-acre Sequim Dog Park opened in 2007 and was until recently the only off-leash dog park on the Peninsula. The Sequim Dog Park lies east of the Guy Cole â€œWe wanted to make Convention Center at Carrie Blake Park, 202 N. Blake this a tradition every Ave.
Morgenstern said the next steps for the park will be throwing down grass seed to make the grounds look fuller and greener. He said he hopes users of the park will adopt it as their own and come up with their own ideas on how it can be improved. â€œI find myself standing here just gazing at it,â€? Morgenstern said when asked ________ how he feels about the park BY DIANE URBANI finally coming to fruition. Reporter Jeremy Schwartz can DE LA PAZ John and Patty Ford be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. PENINSULA DAILY NEWS were two more of the slew of 5074, or at jschwartz@peninsula DUNGENESS â€” â€œThe Guys,â€? a play about a man and woman who help each other cope after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, will come to the Dungeness School-
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CAROL SWARBRICK DRIES founder of Readers Theatre Plus â€œWe wanted to make this a tradition every Sept. 11 to honor the first-responders,â€? said Swarbrick Dries, cofounder of Readers Theatre Plus. Since Readers Theatre Plusâ€™ custom is to stage its plays as fundraisers for local nonprofit groups, patrons are welcome to make donations to benefit the American Legion Riders Post 29. For more information about the community theater troupe, phone 360-7973337 or visit its new website, www.ReadersTheatrePlus. com.
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house stage Tuesday. Admission is free to this Readers Theatre Plus event. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. at the schoolhouse at 2781 Towne Road. This is an encore presentation of the drama, which brings together Nick, a New York City fire chief who lost several firefighters as the World Trade Center towers fell, and Joan, a journalist. â€œThe Guys,â€? written by Anne Nelson, was first performed last year in both Sequim and Port Angeles to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. This Sept. 11, actors Paul Martin and Carol Swarbrick Dries will reprise their roles as the fireman and the writer.
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Clallam to get early look at 2013 budget PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
The three Clallam County commissioners will hear an administrator’s report on the preliminary 2013 budget Tuesday. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. in the commissioners’ boardroom (160) at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. Also on the agenda: ■ An agreement with the state Administrative Office of the Courts for Family and Juvenile Court facilitator. ■ A bid award for the Fairholm Hill segment of the Olympic Discovery Trail. ■ Resolutions reauthorizing the Crescent Community Advisory Council and the Clallam Bay/Sekiu Community Advisory Council. ■ A resolution declaring the temporary closure of Dungeness Schoolhouse bridge to seal coat the deck. Commissioners will meet in a work session at 9 a.m. Tuesday to discuss the action items.
Port of Port Angeles New Finance Director Karen Goschen of Sequim will be introduced to Port of Port Angeles commissioners at the commission’s regular meeting Monday. The meeting is at 9:30 a.m. in the port meeting room at 338 W. First St. in Port Angeles. Goschen was doing consulting before she was hired Aug. 30 at a yearly salary of $81,078. She succeeds 22-year port employee Bill James, who retired effective July 31. The port also will discuss clerical changes to the fiveyear strategic plan that include deleting a reference to Harbor-Works Public Development Authority, which was created in 2008 to acquire the Rayonier Inc. pulp mill site and determine its future. The city of Port Angeles and the port each spent $650,000 on Harbor-Works, which was dissolved in November 2010 after Rayonier refused to continue negotiating with the public development authority.
Sequim City Council The Sequim City Council will conduct a public hearing before considering approval of a proposed amended sign code when it meets Monday. The council will meet at 5 p.m. at the Sequim Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St. During the study session at the beginning of the meeting, the council will provide feedback to staff on the 2013 Capital Projects program and review the fee ordinance. The council also plans a public hearing on a proposed
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Peninsula College ordinance regulating mobile food vendors. It will consider a staff recommendation to continue a public hearing on the draft shoreline management program until the Nov. 12 meeting. It also will consider approval of a list of questions to be used when interviewing candidates for appointment to the council position being vacated by Bill Huizinga. Certificates of appreciation are scheduled to be presented to Huizinga and Tom Youmans, who is retiring from the Sequim public works department after 21 years.
Utility committee The Port Angeles Utility Advisory Committee will receive an update on the “smart meter” advanced metering infrastructure system at its monthly joint meeting with the Port Angeles City Council on Tuesday. The meeting will be at 3 p.m. at council chambers at City Hall, 321 E. Fifth St. The committee also will receive an update on the city’s wireless mobile data system project and a presentation on utility rate studies.
Public utility district Clallam County Public Utility District commissioners will consider the completion of a contract with City Pacific Services for a transmission line rebuild from Johnson Creek to the Blyn substation when they meet Monday. The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Port Angeles main office, 2431 E. U.S. Highway 101. Other agenda items include a staff update on a broadband technology opportunities program, the introduction of a new employee, an executive session for the acquisition of real estate and customary business.
Peninsula College trustees will discuss strategic planning when they meet in a work session Tuesday. The special meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. in the CornTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS aby Center (A-12) on the Peninsula College campus at A gray wolf in Colville National Forest was captured and released by 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., state biologists in July. Port Angeles. Trustees also will review board processes.
Clallam Conservation The Clallam Conservation District board of supervisors will consider memos of agreement with Jefferson County and the city of Sequim for low-impactdevelopment projects when they meet Tuesday. The five-person board will meet at 3 p.m. at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Center at 1601 Front St., Suite A, Port Angeles. Board members also will consider amending an interlocal agreement with the Dungeness Irrigation Group and the Agnew Irrigation District for ditch piping. The board is expected to elect officers to the board. Members of the board are current Chair Joe Murray, Vice Chair Ben Smith, board Auditor Donald Hatler and Nash Huber and Linda Barnfather.
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COLVILLE, Stevens County — Marksmen and trappers returned to the woods of northeast Washington last week, hoping to kill more of the gray wolves believed to be attacking a ranch’s cows. State Department of Fish and Wildlife sharpshooters are armed with orders to take out up to four of the protected predators in the so-called Wedge Pack, which straddles the Canadian border in Stevens County. But after a grueling summer of losses for a pair of cattlemen already hostile to Canis lupus — with one gray wolf shot and killed and a maddening month for wildlife advocates suspicious that ranchers also want to stoke anti-wolf fever — few think that will resolve this festering standoff. Five years after wild wolves began returning to Washington, a long-simmering conflict between wolves and livestock has exploded with a vengeance. And by most accounts it couldn’t have happened in a worse place. “I don’t know that I’d call this the perfect storm, but we have a substantial problem,” said Phil Anderson, director of state Fish and Wildlife.
— two of them just last week. While outside experts aren’t convinced all were attacked by wolves, some clearly were. But the nearby terrain is so vast, steep, and thick with trees and underbrush that easy solutions aren’t obvious. The senior McIrvin, whose family has grazed cattle on public and private land in northeast Washington for more than a century, has long expressed disdain for wolves. He has been unwilling to accept compensation for his dead animals, fearing that would legitimize the predator’s protection. At times he has urged state and local politicians to do what they can to make sure the entire pack is wiped out. “Wolves have never been compatible with raising livestock,” McIrvin said in an interview. “They have no enemy other than man, disease and hunger, and we’ve taken man out of the equation.” His son, Bill McIrvin, on the other hand, has shown more willingness to find a way to coexist with wolves, but with each passing week his pessimism mounts. “I’d like to find common ground, but at this point it doesn’t look good,” the younger McIrvin said. “We just can’t operate with the kind of losses we’re seeing.”
gence, and concerns that the state is responding to political pressure he’s whipped up, are pressuring the state to avoid killing wolves. The ideological gulf frustrates Mitch Friedman, of Bellingham-based Conservation Northwest, who concedes there will be times when the state must kill wolves to protect Washington’s livestock industry. But he thinks there could be a less divisive long-term solution if emotions and politics were put aside by both sides. “I’d love for wolves not to be a pawn in a culture war,” Friedman said. “Periodically, we’re going to need to remove wolves. “They’re fecund — there’s going to be a lot of them. At some point there should probably be a hunting season of some sort. “On the other hand, I know ranchers who say, ‘They’re not going to go away, so we have to figure out how to live with them.’ “I would love to see more of that attitude from this particular rancher.”
Eight packs Wolves began recolonizing Washington in the mid2000s, with the first confirmed pack showing up in 2008. There are eight known wolf packs around the state and another four are suspected, but not confirmed. The bulk of those are in the state’s northeast corner, where the predators are no longer protected by the Endangered Species Act and are instead managed by the state.
National Park spokesman climber who reported that all four were heading up the Kevin Bacher said. mountain as he descended it with the storms approachBuried in snow ing. Climbing rangers arrived Yang and Jin were in the Friday to find a snow-buried lead, followed by Vucich and campsite, with supplies Trojanowski, on a separate belonging to several differ- rope but following the same ent people strewn about the track. bottom of the crevasse, he “We have suspected that said. as things turned ugly up Aided by a helicopter, there they might have they recovered the woman’s joined forces, and now we’re body Friday afternoon and certain that was the case,” discovered a sleeping bag in Bacher said. the snow that led them to a The campsite is about male victim. one-quarter mile east of, Officials were awaiting a and over a ridge from, the medical examiner’s deter- standard climbing route, mination to confirm that which is likely why visitors they were two of the miss- to the mountain had not ing climbers from January. seen the woman’s body earIn addition to Vucich, of lier, Bacher said. Agoura Hills, Calif., the Though climbing gear missing were his friend from both groups appears to Michelle Trojanowski, 30, of have been found together at Atlanta; Sork “Eric” Yang, the campsite, Vucich’s body 52, of Springfield, Ore.; and was found some distance Seol Hee Jin, 52, of South away, and it wasn’t clear if Korea. the fourth body would be in They were last seen by a the immediate vicinity.
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SEATTLE — Park rangers returned to a glacier on Mount Rainier on Saturday to search for a fourth victim of a series of winter storms, a day after recovering what they presume to be the second and third bodies. The climbers — two parties of two — vanished during unrelenting storms on the 14,410-foot volcano in mid-January. The summer snowmelt last month revealed one of the bodies not far from the climbing route on the Muir snowfield — that of Mark Vucich, 37. But there had been no sign of the others until Thursday, when a helicopter crew ferrying supplies to Camp Muir spotted a woman’s body hanging over the edge of a large crevasse, buried in about 5 feet of snow, near the 8,200-foot level, Mount Rainier
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The Port Angeles School Board will hear the first enrollment report of the school year when it meets Monday. The regular meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Central Services Building, 216 E. Fourth St. It will be preceded by a 6 p.m. executive session. The first official enrollment count will be finalized Monday. The board will consider approval of documents showing that the district is complying with the requirements of the Basic Education Act. Documents include school daily schedules, basic educaForks City Council tion instructional hours per The Forks City Council year and high school graduaCattle killed will consider a funding tion requirements. request from the Stephenie Since midsummer, at Meyer Day Committee when Sequim School Board least 12 cows or calves Don’t kill the wolves it meets Monday. belonging to Diamond M The Sequim School Board Ranch owners Len McIrvin The council will meet at Meanwhile, some wild7:30 p.m. at 500 E. Division will hear a report on the pre- and his son, Bill McIrvin, life organizations, fueled by liminary enrollment count have been killed or injured the elder McIrvin’s intransiSt. Stephenie Meyer Day when it meets Monday. The board will meet at Weekend will begin Friday. It is an annual celebra- 7 p.m. in the district boardtion of the Twilight saga — room at 503 N. Sequim Ave. It also will consider four novels written by Stephenie Meyer that have been approving a memorandum of the basis for several movies understanding with the — which is set in Forks, Sequim Education Association and hear an update on LaPush and Port Angeles. The council also will hear facilities.
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Age nothing but an age-old problem LET ME STATE for the record that I do not lie about my age — my age lies about me. My age has been saying that I’m too old W. Bruce to stay up until Cameron 3 a.m. at a Talking Heads concert, which is clearly not true. (Is Talking Heads still a group? Never mind!) My age says my knees can no longer handle a bumpy ski run, which isn’t true, either. My knees are fine — I’ve just come to believe that there are more fun things than skiing . . . like surviving. My age even lies to other people, telling the cashier at the grocery store that I don’t need to show ID to buy beer. “We card everyone under 35,” the sign reads — another lie! I know what I looked like
when I was younger than 35 — just like I do now, only less developed. For all they know, they’re selling alcohol to a minor. “You probably want to check my ID,” I say to the clerk. “Nah,” she says dismissively. “Seriously?” I point to the sign. “It says everyone under 35.” She waves a hand: “No problem.” Oh, but it is a problem. I’m not ready to be my age — I’m not old enough! The solution, then, is not to lie about my age to criminally negligent clerks, but rather to tell a truth that feels more accurate than what is implied by my date of birth. Sometimes this is easy — you can plug any age you want into the Stairmaster, for example, and it will accept it. Though if you quit after only 10 minutes, it will ask: “Are you sure you want to quit? I thought you were 23 years old!” So you type in, “I have to stop, I’m going to a late-night Talking Heads concert.”
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“Their lack of education. It seems like they’re not learning the basics of reading and writing. I’ve seen a lot of home-schooling. What does that say about public schools?”
And the Stairmaster says: “Talking Heads! They broke up in the ’90s! “Hey, wait a minute: How old are you really?” Sometimes, though, your Truth-in-Age program will be met with stiff resistance by people who have no business being involved in your life, like relatives. My sister, for example, was unenthusiastic when she heard I’d adjusted my stated age downward for better accuracy, especially as her own age didn’t change as well. “You always wanted to be the oldest child, so here’s your chance,” I told her. “A person would have to be an idiot to believe you’re 35,” she responded. “They do believe it! The other day, I was almost carded at the store buying beer for a rock concert, and the clerk was a very intelligent woman!” “Almost?” she challenged. “The subject came up. We discussed it at length.”
There are other problems with recalibrating your age besides my now-older sister. Remember back in grade school when you claimed the invention of pocket calculators made learning arithmetic unnecessary? (Maybe you’re too old, but for young people like me, this is a very plausible memory.) Well, dialing back your age to a more realistic number means that when someone at a party asks you when you graduated from high school, you prove that you were right because the only way you can answer the question is with a calculator. “1912!” you finally announce triumphantly. “Wait, that can’t be right.” And high school itself is a problem because everyone with whom you graduated knows how old you are. “It was so hard for me,” you’ll be forced to tell your high school buddy at your 20th reunion, “going to high school when I was only 11.”
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“Lack of ethics of the kids today. They’re not having the upbringing we had. I’ve seen respect, helpfulness and work ethics often lacking — with some exceptions, of course.”
“It seems like youth today have too many freedoms. Often both parents work and are not able to give guidance. Too much of a chance that they’ll get into drugs or trouble.”
“Most of my grandchildren seem to stay inside and play video games on the computers. They don’t ride bikes or do anything outside. All they think about is computers.”
Peninsula Voices In these times of high unemployment and higher prices for food, gasoline, services, products and everything else, I see that our legislators of the great state of Washington in their infinite wisdom have raised prices on ID cards from $20 to $45, more than double; driver’s licenses from $25 to $45, almost double; and commercial driver’s licenses from $61 over driver’s licenses to $85 over driver’s licenses, almost 75 percent. Nope, they didn’t raise taxes, as they say, but you can’t tell me that this is not a tax. It is time to vote those tax-and-spend scoundrels out and get some people in who understand that in these hard times, they need to spend more of our hardearned tax money on necessary items and less on I-want and nice-to-have items. Do we really need a walk/ride path from Port Townsend to the coast in
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thy of the very rich who give so much money to grafters-in-being, it is so much more worthwhile to sponsor those who need rather than those who sponge off all of us, the taxpayers and voters. Oh, yes, the voters: What a bunch of bums! Forty-seven percent of the registered voters voted in [the primary] election, a shamefully small percent-
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“A lack of motivation. They are not interested in school and are more interested in playing a video game than going outside and enjoying the outdoors.”
times like this? Do we need to support, educate and employ people that entered our country illegally? Do we need to build a new police station and community center in Sequim? Are we better off than we were four years ago? Your vote will tell. Richard French, Sequim
I am thoroughly disgusted at the alarming amounts of money being spent by both parties in their exhaustive search for jobs for their members. There seems to be no shame at all in spending so much money on a bunch of graft-grabbing politicians rather than spending all that money on schools, infrastructure and food development for the unemployed others. Not only is the donation of money toward the national good and the helping of fellow citizens wor-
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“You were only 11?” he’ll respond, astounded. “Me, too!” “Wait, did I say 11? I meant 9,” you’ll say, working your calculator. “Can I borrow that calculator?” he’ll ask. “I think I was 9, too. Or 6, even.” What’s odd about all this is that I care about my age only because of how some people react to it. My doctor, for example, seems to think I’m old enough to need to moderate my intake of dietary fats, sugars and wines, and that can’t be right. So I may have a case of mentally healthy denial. But it’s not vanity — I assure you. I’m way too young for that kind of nonsense.
age on the Olympic Peninsula. What in hell were you waiting for? Nirvana? Well, you won’t get it without getting off your rumps and voting for your idea of justice, equality and good health. You lackluster and lazy people are disgusting. Lastly, I do not want any carpetbaggers in my state.
Regarding the Sept. 2 front-page story “What Age Is Too Old to Drive?”: The “statistical” chart with this article is misleading due to the fact that the age groups noted are not of equal size. It is skewed to support the author’s point of view and should probably be on the editorial page. This is not journalistic honesty. Norman E. Harthun, Sequim EDITOR’S NOTE: The Associated Press chart that accompanied the AP report, using Insurance Institute for Highway Safety statistics, reflected the percentage of vehicle crash deaths per 100,000 people. All the age groups were
measured and compared according to the same population standard. Further discussion and other highway crash statistics can be found at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety website, www.iihs.org.
NAFTA passage And the “rest of the story” on [the North American Free Trade Agreement]: I was a volunteer on Ross Perot’s phone bank the day the bill was voted on. Perot was in Washington, D.C., pointing out that if NAFTA was passed as written, it would cause manufacturing jobs to leave the U.S. and go overseas. He got the assurance that it would not pass from the voting members. Then Bill Clinton opened the government’s pocketbook and bought the votes to pass it. (As I remember, Texas got a couple of helicopter orders.) TURN
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Peninsula Voices CONTINUED FROM A10 dumped, including for both candidates, while only Doesn’t it make sense to 75 million of 131 million restrict bills to one subject actually counted for a president. so earmarks, etc., can’t be Barack Obama won 41 added on, and bills condensed so that it is possible percent of all the 131 million votes because those to read the entire bill 56 million did not count in before voting on it? the final election at ConOr do we continue as gress. Nancy Pelosi requested, So how do they count “Please pass this bill so you those 538 electoral votes? can see what you signed?” Each has one of 51 difMarilyn Linton, Sequim ferent numbers of voters hidden in them. But we never realize that flaw. ‘Winner takes all’ The range of hidden If you put away your voters in 2008 was 333,319 political glasses, I will to 54,986 voters among the explain why the electoral electoral votes. voting is seriously flawed. So those 333,319 voters There are 51 separate were only worth one elecelections, none of which toral vote, while six of the has the same number of cheaper votes, each about voters and electoral votes. the same number of voters, All states use “winner were counted as six to one takes all,” which is valid electoral votes. only for a single election The culprit is “winner but not for a series of diftakes all,” which also ferent elections. accounts for battleground That means that miland swing states as they lions of voters are dumped are defenseless due to in each election, but they those dumped votes. do not have the same proIf you want the simple portion of voters to elecformula for how the votes toral votes. should be counted, just call Those dumped votes me [360-681-0101] and I always include all candiwill give it to you. dates. Thus, in 2008, there Clint Jones, were 56 million votes Sequim
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Inside scoop on ourselves VERY SOON, WE will see inside ourselves like never before, with wearable, even internal, sensors that monitor even our most intimate biological processes. It is likely to happen even before we figure out the etiquette and laws around sharing this knowledge. Already there are products like the Nike+FuelBand and the Fitbit wireless monitor that take note of our
steps and calories burned. That is barely the start. Later this year, a Boston-based company, MC10, will offer the first of several products that can be put on things like shirts and shoes, worn as temporary tattoos or installed in the body. These will be capable of measuring not just heart rate, the company says, but brain activity, body temperature and hydration levels. The New York Times
stance against fish pens in We are extremely fortu- Puget Sound, recognizing the harm and ecological nate to have two experirisks associated with enced, capable and dediexpanding this practice. cated Jefferson County Sullivan has worked commissioners running for hard, as usual, to keep re-election. Phil Johnson and David OlyCAP and public transit Sullivan have managed our going in tough times and to resources well, keeping Jef- support those who depend on these services. ferson County financially Please join us in voting sound while retaining to return these exceptional much-needed public sercitizens to the Board of vices. County Commissioners. They are a well-funcLe and Willean tioning team that has Hornbeck, reached out to constituents Port Hadlock to hear differing views and opinions respectfully Election strategy throughout the county. Johnson has taken a Ron Paul is a weasel. protective and strong Webster’s defines weasel
as “a sneaky, untrustworthy, or insincere person.” I define it as a “small, vicious animal.” Paul is a 110 percent libertarian masquerading as a Republican. No news there. Check out his latest appearance on Leno [TV show]. He left the convention early because the “powers that be” wouldn’t let him speak. If he were to endorse Mitt Romney, they would have let him talk plenty. Paul has cut off his nose to spite his face. Come Nov. 6, there will be a new president, and it will be either Romney or
Barack Obama, period. Make no mistake, this will be a close one. Paul and his followers are all-or-nothing ideologues. I sign on to maybe 80 percent of the libertarian philosophy. I believe that Mitt signs on to at least 60 percent of the libertarian philosophy. Obama has zero percent libertarian philosophy. So Paul has “no clue” who he is voting for. He cuts his followers adrift. This has the makings of another 1992 during which Ross Perot gave us [Bill] Clinton, or 2000 during which Ralph Nader gave us [George W.] Bush. Wake up, Ron Paulies: Would you rather have a guy in the White House who shares zero percent of your beliefs or the guy with at least 60 percent? The choice is up to you. Don’t vote: advantage Obama. Write in Ron Paul: advantage Obama. Vote for Mitt: get at least 60 percent. I know, as distasteful it is, you gotta let Obama go. Like I said, the choice is up to you. Jack Worman, Sequim
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Rave of the Week I HAVE BEEN fighting Stage 3 and now Stage 4 lung cancer for a year and half. I thank God and the “powers that be” for the cancer center in Sequim. May God bless them all. We residents of Sequim and the surrounding areas are so fortunate to have this center in our very own backyard.
. . . and other Raves THANKS TO THE good Samaritan and foster mom who give me a start on July 10 when my car battery went flat while I was attending a meeting at the Clallam County Courthouse. She did not hesitate and knew exactly what to do after opening the hood on her pickup. She must be a saint.
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HUGE RAVE TO the person who found and turned in my digital camera in the food court at the Sequim Costco. I’m new to the area, and not only is the scenery beautiful here, the people are, too. RAVES TO THE honest man who returned my purse with ID. He only accepted my thank-you and would not take a reward. You made my 55th class reunion a treat that I can enjoy.
BLESS YOU AND thank you for turning in my billfold at Deer Park Cinema [Port Angeles] on Sept. 4. Words can’t express my appreciation. I failed to ask if you left your name, and I’m sorry about that. If you paid any attention to my THANK YOU VERY much to name, please call me. the young man at Lake Sutherland, Maple Grove area, who RAVES TO DR. stopped and helped us load our CHURCHLY, Eric, John and barbecue grill that was too heavy Dawn in the emergency room for the two of us to do. We really and Jeremiah and Karla in the Radiology Department and all appreciated it. A HUGE RAVE to the folks who had a dream and made it happen. The Balloon Festival [Sequim] brought joy to so many people. We just wanted those balloons to stay in the sky all day.
the other professionals who gave me such patient, loving care at Olympic Medical Center [Port Angeles]. We are fortunate to have such a top-rate facility with people who really care.
Hit-and-run is a crime. Turn yourself in. Why be another criminal?
festival: No balloons to be seen. The only one that did any business was the new, wonderful Black Bear Diner.
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THIS IS A rant to nice local restaurant’s waitress station chatter so loud that it distracted from my breakfast enjoyment. Whether the cat came home or not did not need to be a part of customers’ problems. Loud waitresses are annoying. It’s about the customer, not you.
TO THE DRIVER of the black SUV who on Aug. 30 at 11:45 a.m. made an illegal U-turn in the downhill lane of the Tumwater Truck Route [Port Angeles] right in front of an oncoming pickup truck. What were you thinking? You are very fortunate that it wasn’t an oncoming log truck.
RANT FOR THE Sequim Balloon Festival: There are no RAVE AND BIG thank-you signs stating where people are to Jack at Survivors Outdoor supposed to turn. In the Experience and Pacific Alpine newspaper, it said across from Guides for an amazing five-day climb up Mount Olympus to raise Black Bear Diner. People are confused. Nobody’s funds for cancer survivors. doing traffic. They are all coming Awesome team, beautiful up West Sequim Bay Road. The weather. geese have always gone into their Can’t wait to sign up for next field either late at night or early year’s annual fundraiser. in the morning.
Rant of the Week SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE CAUSED by an unknown driver left some red paint and a deep dent on my nice ’n’ shiny black Pontiac Bonneville while it was parked and unoccupied on Labor Day weekend in either a Safeway or Goodwill parking place [Sequim].
ABOUT THE BALLOON festival: We paid good money to go to the field. There were no balloons to be seen. There was nobody there to explain about the balloons. There were no cans to deposit refuse and not enough portable toilets. I WANT TO rant about the first hot-air balloon Sequim
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Navigator Randy Booth of Delta, B.C., and driver Phil Miller of Langley, B.C., open it up on the back stretch before appreciative crowds Saturday.
Wicked Racing’s Nicole Heaton-Muller of Boise, Idaho, left, and Doug Hendrickson of Pasco prepare in the pits for their qualifier race.
Navigator Gary McNiel and driver Cory Johnson, both of Maple Ridge, B.C., make a series of S-curves through the center of the sprint boat course.
Sprint boat fans watch a boat make its way around the Extreme Sports Park course in Port Angeles during Saturday’s national championship races.
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DES MOINES — Defending 1B state football champion Neah Bay (2-0) keeps rolling after pounding Evergreen Lutheran 54-8 in nonleague action Friday night. This was another whole-team effort as Josiah Greene threw two touchdown passes while Zeke Greene and Michael McGee had two touchdowns each. Cole Svec also had two long scoring runs but the first, a 65-yarder, was called back because of a block in the back. Unfazed, Svec turned around and sprinted 73 yards for a score to give the Red Devils a 30-0 lead in the second quarter. Neah Bay led 22-0 at the end of the first quarter and 46-0 at halftime. Evergreen finally scored with only 4 minutes left in the game. Michael McGee’s second score came with three-tenths of a second left on a 7-yard scamper. Michael McGee also scored on a 24-yard pass from Kenrick Doherty. Josiah Greene passed 55 yards to Zeke Greene for one score and 25 yards to Leyton Doherty for another. Josiah Greene went 5 for 6 with no interceptions and 114 yards to go with his two passing touchdowns. Zeke Greene also had an 85-yard interception return for a touchdown to go with his scoring reception. Mitchell McGee, who scored on the first play of the game after going 50 yards on a kick return, also recovered a fumble by Evergreen quarterback Ryan Gonzales. That fumble recovery led to the Josiah Greene to Leyton Doherty touchdown pass. Michael McGee and Svec were the workhorses in the ground game as Svec carried the ball three times for 98 yards, and McGee had 97 yards on 12 carries. The Red Devils had a total of 268 rushing yards and 161 passing. Defensively, they had two interceptions. Christopher Martinez had the other interception to go with his eight total tackles. Tyler McCaulley, who had six total tackles, earned a sack while Cameron Buzzell and Dale Dawson had a half-sack each. The Red Devils have a bye this coming week and don’t play until Sept. 21 when they host Muckleshoot of Auburn at 7 p.m.
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Sequim sprint boat driver Paul Gahl, right, and navigator Taylor Gahr make their way around the course during Saturday’s national championship races at the Extreme Sports Park in Port Angeles.
Enjoying season finale Sequim pair having fun before putting boat away BY BRAD LABRIE PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — Fathers and daughters just want to have fun. “We’re out of the race for points, so now it’s all for fun,” Sequim’s Paul Gahr, driver of sprint boat “Live Wire,” No. 02, said at the sprint boat national championships Saturday. Paul Gahr was racing with
his daughter, 17-year-old Taylor Gahr, the navigator. “Live Wire” was just one of dozens of boats racing in three categories before thousands of race fans on a mostly sunny and warm day at the Extreme Sports Park just west of Port Angeles. The Gahrs missed the first race of the year, and so can’t garner enough points to win the overall national title in the
A-400 category, but they remained in the running for the race-day championship in midafternoon. Paul Gahr won the national championship race-day crown last year at Extreme Sports Park with his son, Josh Gahr, as navigator. “We can’t win it all [Saturday] but we can be points spoilers [keeping other teams from winning],” Paul Gahr said. And that’s where the fun
0 8— 54 0 8— 8 First Quarter NB—Mitchell McGee 50 run (run fails) NB—Zeke Greene 55 pass from Josiah Greene (Tyler McCaulley run) NB—Zeke Greene 85 interception return (McCaulley run) Second Quarter NB—Cole Svec 73 run (Zeke Greene pass from Josiah Greene) NB—Leyton Doherty 25 pass from Josiah Greene (Zeke Greene pass from Josiah Greene) NB—Michael McGee 24 pass from Kenrick Doherty (Elijah Winck run) Fourth Quarter EL—John Hanning 5 pass from Ryan Gonzales (Kyle Leitzke run) NB—Mitchell McGee 7 run (Winck run)
Port Townsend 24, Coupeville 6 COUPEVILLE — The Redskins ended their 20-game losing streak Friday night, winning for the first time since 2009. TURN
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Individual Stats Rushing— NB: Cole Svec 3-98, Michael McGee 12-97, Tyler McCaulley 2-24, Elijah Winck 4-21 Passing—NB: Josiah Greene 5-6-0, 114 yards; Kenrick Doherty 2-5-0, 47 yards. Receiving—NB: Zeke Greene 3-61, Leyton Doherty 2-53, Michael McGee 1-24, Cole Svec 1-23.
Neah Bay 54, Evergreen Lutheran 8 Neah Bay Evergreen
comes in. Taylor Gahr, a junior at Sequim High School, just enjoys being in the water. “I can’t wait for next season to start,” she said. “If it was my choice, it would go all year.” Taylor’s first season on the water has been like a dream for her. “It has been wonderful,” she said. “I thought I would be scared when I first started, but I got into the boat, and I calmed down, and it all came very natural to me.”
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Chimacum running back Trevor Hare, left, dodges around Klahowya’s Josh Ganowski, No. 12, as Derek Ajax, right, lends an assist in nonleague action.
Klahowya nips Chimacum BY LEE HORTON PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT TOWNSEND — The real games start next week. That’s why Chimacum (0-2) can view its 21-16 loss to Klahowya in a somewhat positive light. “When it’s all said and done, what I told the team, this is just preseason,” Cowboys coach Shawn Meacham said after Thursday night’s game at Memorial Athletic Field. “You know, the games count
next week, and we’re going in with momentum. We are 100 percent better than we were last week.” It was Klahowya which had the momentum, and an 18-3 lead, at halftime. After intercepting Chimacum quarterback Alex Morris in the end zone and returning it to the 11-yard line, Eagles quarterback Jacob Sheets hooked up with wide receiver Josh Ganowski for an 89-yard touchdown with less than a minute to play in the half.
But after the intermission, the Cowboys quickly showed they had no intention of rolling over. On the first play from scrimmage in the third quarter, running back Mel Thornton scored on a 53-yard touchdown run to cut the Eagles’ lead to 18-10. The senior running back had a lot to do with Chimacum’s improvement over last week’s 45-0 season-opening loss to Forks, which Thornton missed. TURN
PORT ANGELES — To be the best, you have to beat the best. But before you beat the best, you have to get beat down by the best. ALSO . . . At least that’s what ■ Volleyball, Port Angeles other prep coach Tom sports/B3 Wahl hopes is the result of the Roughriders’ brutal non-league schedule that saw them lose to W.F. West and King’s by a combined score of 76-7. The Riders (0-2) have made the playoffs the last two years. However, Wahl said the Riders’ weak preseason schedule the last two years was detrimental when they made the playoffs. “The last two weeks have been about rubbing shoulders with the best,” Wahl said after Friday’s 43-7 loss to King’s at Civic Field. “That’s been our plan all along. We wanted to rub shoulders with the best and learn from them. “We want to be a state championship team, and so we’re doing what we think we need to do to get us to the next level.” The Knights (2-0) jumped on the young Riders early. TURN
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Bowling LAUREL LANES Friday 7 Cedars Mixed Men’s high game: Bill Van Gordon, 243; men’s high series: Bill Van Gordon, 698. Women’s high game: Barb Davidson, 203; women’s high series: Barb Davidson, 506. Longhouse Market Thursday Men’s high game: Gary Wright, 259; men’s high series: Gary Wright, 666. Women’s high game: Debbie Halverson, 202; women’s high series: Debbie Halverson, 544. Wednesday Lakeside Big Four Men’s high game: Travis Darting, 280; men’s high series: Tony Chapman, Jr., 753. Tuesday Seniors Men’s high game: Jack Sheilds, 192; men’s high series: Jack Sheilds, 482. Mixed Up Mixed Men’s high game: Chuck Sliger, 245; men’s high series: Chuck Sliger, 638. Women’s high game: Debbie Nickels, 200; women’s high series: Debbie Nichels, 522. Tuesday Brunch League Women’s high game: Cheri Pysson, 177; women’s high series: Lila Petroff, 440. First place team: Sunrise Meats.
Golf PENINSULA GOLF CLUB Thursday Men’s Club Medal Play Individual gross: Mike DuPuis, 67; Gary Thorne, 70. Individual net: Rudy Arruda, 63; Tom Fryer, 66; Dennis Ingram, 69; Gene Hitt, 69; Dave Boerigter, 70; Lyle Andrus, 70; Eric Kovatch, 70. Team gross: Gary Thorne and Mike DuPuis, 65; Rick Parkhurst and Bob Brodhun, 72. Team net: Tom Fryer and Eric Kovatch, 57; Tom Fryer and Pat Davis, 58; Gene Hitt and Mike Ferong, 60; Gordon Thomson and Dave Boerigter, 60; Rudy Arruda and Andy Duran, 60; Rudy Arruda and Jack Morley, 60; Tom Fryer and John Sadler, 61; Pat Davis and Eric Kovatch, 61; Frank Randall and Jerry Sparks, 61; Steve Jones and Ev Tozier, 62; Pat Davis and John Sadler, 62; Jeff Colvin and Win Miller, 62. Tuesday Men’s Club Sub Par One Hole Each Nine Individual gross: Gary Thorne, 69; Mike DuPuis, 76; Bob Brodhun, 76. Individual net: Chuck Turner, 63; Ming Chang, 64; Frank Randall, 64; Ralph Bauman, 64; Rudy Arruda, 65; Jerry Sparks, 65; Duane Vernon, 65. Team gross: Gary Thorne and Mike DuPuis, 66; Rick Parkhurst and Bob Brodhun, 73. Team net: Ralph Bauman and Duane Vernon, 59; Jack Morley and Bob Reidel, 60; Rudy Arruda and Bob Reidel, 62; Ming Chang and Mike Ferong, 63; Gordon Thomson and Steve Jones, 63; Gordon Thomson and Gene Norton, 63; Steve Jones and Gene Norton, 63; Lyle Andrus and Herb Renner, 63; Steve Callis and Duane Vernon, 63; Dick Elmer and Chuck Turner, 63. Thursday, Aug. 30 Men’s Club Medal Play Individual gross: Gary Thorne, 68; Mike DuPuis, 71. Individual net: Rudy Arruda, 66; Joe Tweter, 68; Al Osterberg, 69; Gary Murphy, 69; Bob Reidel, 69; Steve Callis, 69; Bill Clevenger, 69; Rob Botero, 69. Team gross: Gary Thorne and Mike DuPuis, 64; Gary Thorne and Rob Botero, 66. Team net: Al Osterberg and Rick Parkhurst, 60; Duane Vernon and Bill Clevenger, 60; Dale Doran and Jim Schramm, 61; Tom Lowe and Gary Murphy, 61; Rudy Arruda and Jack Morley, 61; Rudy Arruda and Bob Reidel, 61; Quint Boe and Darrell Vincent, 61; Jeff Colvin and Steve Jones, 61; Jeff Colvin and Curtis Johnson, 61. Ladies Club 18 Hole 1,2,3 Wednesday Team gross: Dolly Burnett, Cindy Schlaffman and Sue Barber, 70. Ladies Club 9 Hole Medal Play Individual net: Boots Reidel, 36; Adrienne Heinz, 36.5; Don Scarcia, 39. Chip In’s No. 9: Boots Reidel. No. 5: Dolly Burnett. No. 6 and No. 9: Cindy Schlaffman. No. 17: Sherry Henderson. SUNLAND GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB Thursday Lady Niners Low Net Individual net: Janice Orth, 32; Kathy Tiedeman, 32; Betty Armstrong, 32. CEDARS AT DUNGENESS GOLF CLUB Thursday Team Standings Team Points Dungeness Plumbing 7 Mischmidt 6 Windermere Sequim East 6 Jamestown Aces 4 Team McAleer-RE/MAX 4 Bigg Dogg 3 Kettel’s 76 advances in semis Sequim Plumbing moves to consolation Eagle Home Mortgage advance in semis Skyridge Golf Club advance in semis Raske Insurance moves to consolation Stymie’s Bar moves to consolation Dungeness Golf advances in semis Eric’s RV Repair moves to consolation Weekly Results Eagle Home Mortgage 9, Sequim Plumbing 1 Skyridge Golf Club 9, Raske Insurance 1 Dungeness Golf Shop 8, Stymie’s Bar and Grill 2 Dungeness Plumbing 7, Bigg Dogg 3 Mischmidt 6, Jamestown Aces 4 Windemere Sequim East 6, Team McAleerRE/MAX 4 Kettel’s 76, 3.5, Eric’s RV Repair 1.5 Low Handicap Division Gross: Gary Kettel, 35; Sid Krumpe, 35; Scott Mackay, 36; Jeff Pedersen, 37; Todd Reed, 37. Net: Rich Burlingame, 30; Kelly Shea, 30; Jake McMenamin, 32; Glenn Smithson, 32. Closest to pin No. 4 Low handicap division: Jeff Sparks, 2 ft. 6 in. High handicap division: Walter Ritchie, 18 ft.
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Annabel Breuer of Australia falls as the German defence closes in during the women’s basketball gold medal match at the 2012 Paralympics games in London. Germany defeated Australia to win the gold medal.
High handicap division Gross: Matt Bailey, 41; Lucille Blydenstein, 47; Clint Wetzel, 47; Judy Reno, 48. Net: Jeff Kussin, 28; Dave Sharman,29; Ruth thomson, 32; Walter Ritchie, 33. Closest to pin No. 8 Low handicap division: Todd Reed, 8 ft. 8in. High handicap division: Judy Reno, 3 ft. 4 in. Wednesday Men’s Club Ace Day Tournament Flight One Gross: Sid Krumpe, 66. Net: Dave Yasumura, 70; John Mitchell, 73; Allen Balla, 73; Everett Thometz, 73. Flight Two Gross: Paul Ryan, 77. Net: Kip McKeever, 67; Larry Batson, 71. Flight Three Gross: Bob Young, 84. Net: Ron Fye, 72; Pat Lauerman, 72. Flight Four Gross: Warren Benson, 90. Net: George Switzer, 69; Bob Purser, 72. Flight Five Gross: Nicolaas Holt, 84. Net: Jim Engel, 72; Joe Tomita, 72; Bates Bankert, 72. Closest to pin No. 4 Low division: Dave Yasumura, 2 ft. 6 in. High division: Bates Bankert, 9 ft. No. 11 Low division: Robert Mares, 3 ft. 7 in. High division: Nicolaas Holt, 6 ft. 3 in. Closest to pin Open: Fred Harrison, 1 ft. 3 in. Tuesday Women’s 18 Hole Golf Monthly Medal Division One Gross: Elaine Frederickson, 71; Carolyn Gill, 75. Division Two Gross: Dian Woodle, 74; Joanie Oakes, 74; Betty Kettel, 75; Donna Maclean, 75. Closest to pin Division Two No. 17: Joanie Oakes, 19 ft. 9 in. Putts Division One: Carolyn Gill: 36. Division Two: Bonney Benson, 34. Chip In’s No. 8: Elaine Frederickson. No. 7: Bonney Benson. Birdies No. 8: Elaine Frederickson. Tuesday., Aug. 28 Women’s 18 Hole Golf Cha-Cha-Cha Gross: Ruth Wade, Betty Kettel, Carolyn Gill and Bonney Benson, 108. Gross: Joanie Oakes, Jackie Davis and Lori Oakes, 121. Closest to pin Division One No. 4: Pat Conway, 15 ft. 2 in. Division Two No. 4: Jackie Davis, 22 ft. 3 in. Putts Division One: Carolyn Gill, 32. Division Two: Betty Kettel, 31. Birdies No. 2: Carolyn Gill. No. 11: Donna Maclean and Lori Oakes. SKYRIDGE GOLF COURSE Sunday, Sept. 2 Throw Out Worst Score Hole Gross: Scott Mackay, 66. Net: Shane Price, 58; Bud Bowling, 59; Mike Penna, 59; Brian Cays, 60; John O’Rourke, 60; Dave Koehler, 61; Adam Mackay, 61; Dennis Ferrie, 61.
Prep Sports Football Friday’s Scores Bainbridge 43, Kingston 6 Battle Ground 41, Prairie 21 Bellevue 35, Bothell 7 Bethel 34, Tahoma 24 Blaine 44, Terry Fox, British Columbia 21 Blanchet 25, North Kitsap 21
Bonney Lake 28, Sumner 21 Burlington-Edison 56, Bellingham 23 Camas 31, Canby, Ore. 7 Capital 19, Olympia 0 Cashmere 57, Goldendale 7 Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) 35, South Whidbey 21 Central Kitsap 35, Enumclaw 14 Central Valley 41, Rogers (Spokane) 14 Charles Wright Academy 26, Raymond 14 Cheney 56, Omak 0 Chief Sealth 32, Cleveland 14 Clallam Bay 60, Muckleshoot 12 Clover Park 22, Foster 6 Colfax 21, Asotin 8 Darrington 39, Bridgeport 0 Deer Park 35, Riverside 7 DeSales 34, Weston-McEwen, Ore. 14 East Valley (Spokane) 38, Lakeland, Idaho 14 East Valley (Yakima) 31, Toppenish 14 Eastmont 22, Pasco 6 Eastside Catholic 30, Eastlake 12 Eatonville 28, Elma 14 Ellensburg 10, Ephrata 7 Entiat 30, Pateros 20 Ferndale 35, Sehome 29 Ferris 41, Shadle Park 21 Fife 61, Garfield 29 Franklin Pierce 55, Sammamish 0 Freeman 28, Pullman 14 Friday Harbor 21, Lynden Christian 14 Glacier Peak 43, Snohomish 7 Gonzaga Prep 14, University 10 Graham-Kapowsin 38, Curtis 12 Hoquiam 49, Aberdeen 6 Ilwaco 66, Seton Catholic 28 Interlake 29, Redmond 15 Jackson 44, Everett 7 Jesuit, Ore. 48, Union 12 Kelso 49, Heritage 46 Kennewick 23, Chiawana 7 Kent-Meridian 28, Kentlake 21 King’s 43, Port Angeles 7 LaCenter 46, Stevenson 6 LaConner 26, Lummi 14 LaCrosse/Washtucna 34, Kootenai, Idaho 28 Lake Stevens 45, Marysville-Pilchuck 21 Lake Washington 58, Cedarcrest 32 Lakes 42, Bellarmine Prep 38 Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 41, Davenport 0 Lakeside (Seattle) 38, Granite Falls 21 Lakewood 41, Meridian 28 Lewiston, Idaho 37, Clarkston 20 Liberty 25, Hazen 22 Liberty Christian 46, Almira/Coulee-Hartline 0 Lindbergh 42, Steilacoom 21 Lynden 42, Anacortes 0 Mark Morris 63, Hudson’s Bay 0 Mead 47, North Central 6 Medical Lake 22, Bonners Ferry, Idaho 16 Monroe 20, Juanita 10 Morton/White Pass 48, Adna 6 Moses Lake 50, Eisenhower 49 Mount Baker 33, Sultan 0 Mount Si 21, Issaquah 0 Mountlake Terrace 48, Edmonds-Woodway 29 Neah Bay 54, Evergreen Lutheran 8 Naselle 22, Knappa, Ore. 21 North Beach 54, South Bend 0 O’Dea 28, Ballard 6 Oak Harbor 35, Arlington 15 Ocosta def. Chief Leschi, forfeit Oroville 19, Springdale 12 Orting 60, Evergreen (Seattle) 14 Othello 60, Wapato 0 Pe Ell 40, Napavine 32 Peninsula 37, Gig Harbor 6 Pomeroy 32, Lewis County, Idaho 12 Port Townsend 24, Coupeville 6 Prosser 62, Grandview 26 R.A. Long 49, Rochester 17 Rainier Beach 61, Ingraham 13 Reardan 28, Kittitas 24 Richland 26, Walla Walla 20 Ridgefield 34, Kalama 7 River Ridge 34, Sequim 0 River View 49, La Salle 20 Rogers (Puyallup) 27, Todd Beamer 6 Royal 39, Quincy 6 Salmon River, Idaho 44, Colton 26 Seattle Prep 32, West Seattle 12 Selah 28, West Valley (Yakima) 17 Selkirk 52, Clark Fork, Idaho 8
Shelton 54, North Mason 24 Shorecrest 21, Cascade (Everett) 14 Skyline 57, Cottonwood, Utah 25 South Kitsap 33, Newport 27 Southridge 25, Sunnyside 21 Spanaway Lake 24, Puyallup 21 Squalicum 29, Sedro-Woolley 28 Stanwood 24, Mount Vernon 22 Tekoa-Oakesdale/Rosalia 50, Liberty (Spangle) 6 Tenino 55, Washougal 28 Toledo 47, Columbia (White Salmon) 3 Tonasket 26, Kettle Falls 6 Toutle Lake 30, Onalaska 12 Tri-Cities Prep 31, Irrigon, Ore. 14 Tumwater 48, Timberline 26 W. F. West 21, Pendleton, Ore. 17 Wahkiakum 40, Winlock 8 Wahluke 31, Mabton 7 Waitsburg-Prescott 35, Pilot Rock, Ore. 21 Washington 22, Centralia 21 Waterville 31, Wilbur-Creston 14 Wellpinit 58, Columbia(Hunters)-Inchelium 36 Wenatchee 49, Davis 28 West Valley (Spokane) 30, Moscow, Idaho 0 Wilson 21, Bremerton 14 Wishkah Valley 56, Taholah 38 Woodinville 37, Mariner 12 Woodland 28, Castle Rock 20 Yelm 49, Olympic 48, OT Zillah 28, Kiona-Benton 13
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E—Thames (3). DP—Seattle 1. LOB—Oakland 8, Seattle 9. 2B—Donaldson (13), Pennington (17). HR—Kottaras (4). SB—Crisp (32). IP H R ER BB SO Oakland Griffin W,5-0 51⁄3 6 1 1 1 7 Blevins 12⁄3 0 0 0 1 1 R.Cook 1 1 0 0 1 0 Doolittle 1 0 0 0 0 2 Seattle Hernandez L,13-7 42⁄3 11 6 5 1 4 O.Perez 11⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 Er.Ramirez 1 0 0 0 0 2 Noesi 2 1 0 0 1 1 HBP—by Er.Ramirez (Donaldson). Umpires—Home, Jim Joyce; First, Lance Barrett; Second, Jim Reynolds; Third, James Hoye. T—2:59. A—17,128 (47,860).
American League West Division W L Texas 82 56 Oakland 77 60 Los Angeles 75 63 Seattle 67 72 East Division W L New York 78 60 Baltimore 77 61 Tampa Bay 76 62 Boston 63 76 Toronto 62 75 Central Division W L Chicago 74 63 Detroit 73 64 Kansas City 62 76
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59 79 .428 15½ 56 82 .406 18½ Friday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 8, Baltimore 5 Tampa Bay 3, Texas 1, 11 innings Toronto 7, Boston 5 Cleveland 7, Minnesota 6 Kansas City 7, Chicago White Sox 5 L.A. Angels 3, Detroit 2 Oakland 6, Seattle 1 Saturday’s Games Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, late N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore, late Cleveland at Minnesota, late Texas at Tampa Bay, late Toronto at Boston, late Detroit at L.A. Angels, late Oakland at Seattle, late Today’s Games N.Y. Yankees (F.Garcia 7-6) at Baltimore (Britton 5-1), 10:35 a.m. Toronto (Villanueva 7-5) at Boston (Buchholz 11-5), 10a35 p.m. Texas (Oswalt 4-2) at Tampa Bay (Shields 13-8), 10a40 p.m. Cleveland (Kluber 1-3) at Minnesota (Vasquez 0-1), 11:10 a.m. Kansas City (Guthrie 4-3) at Chicago White Sox (H.Santiago 3-1), 11:10 a.m. Detroit (A.Sanchez 2-4) at L.A. Angels (Greinke 4-2), 12:35 p.m. Oakland (Milone 11-10) at Seattle (Vargas 14-9), 1:10 p.m.
National League West Division W L San Francisco 78 60 Los Angeles 73 66 Arizona 68 71 San Diego 65 74 Colorado 56 81 East Division W L Washington 85 53 Atlanta 79 60 Philadelphia 67 71 New York 65 73 Miami 62 77 Central Division W L Cincinnati 83 56 St. Louis 74 64 Pittsburgh 72 65 Milwaukee 68 70 Chicago 52 86 Houston 43 95
Pct GB .565 — .525 5½ .489 10½ .468 13½ .409 21½ Pct GB .616 — .568 6½ .486 18 .471 20 .446 23½ Pct GB .597 — .536 8½ .526 10 .493 14½ .377 30½ .312 39½
Saturday’s Games Miami at Washington, late Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, late L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, late Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, late Colorado at Philadelphia, late Houston at Cincinnati, late Milwaukee at St. Louis, late Arizona at San Diego, late Today’s Games Atlanta (Hanson 12-8) at N.Y. Mets (C.Young 4-7), 10:10 a.m. Houston (E.Gonzalez 1-0) at Cincinnati (Cueto 17-7), 10:10 a.m. Chicago Cubs (Rusin 0-2) at Pittsburgh (Locke 0-1), 10:35 a.m. Colorado (D.Pomeranz 1-8) at Philadelphia (Cloyd 1-1), 10:35 a.m. Miami (Nolasco 11-12) at Washington (E.Jackson 9-9), 10:35 a.m. Milwaukee (Marcum 5-4) at St. Louis (J.Kelly 5-6), 11:15 a.m. Arizona (I.Kennedy 12-11) at San Diego (Werner 1-1), 1:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 12-8) at San Francisco (Zito 10-8), 5:05 p.m.
PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2012
Tuel leads Washington State over Eagles THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Washington State wide receiver Isiah Myers (88) catches a 17-yard touchdown pass over Eastern Washington defensive back Allen Brown.
PULLMAN — Jeff Tuel threw a pair of touchdown passes to Isiah Myers as Washington State hung on to beat Eastern Washington 24-20 on Saturday in the home debut of Cougars coach Mike Leach. Washington State (1-1), which lost at BYU in the season opener, also unveiled a $65 million upgrade of Martin Stadium in front of its first sellout crowd since 2007. Eastern Washington (1-1), an FCS power coming off a victory over Idaho of the FBS, kept it close behind a pair of touchdown receptions by Brandon Kaufman. It was the first meeting since 1908 between the two programs, located 60 miles apart. Washington State scored first when Tuel connected with Myers in the back of the end zone on a 2-yard scoring pass with 5:42 left in the first quarter. It was the Cougars’ first touchdown of the season
after being held to two field goals by BYU. Eastern replied on the next series when quarterback Kyle Padron hit Kaufman with a 93-yard touchdown pass to tie the score. But Washington State drove 75 yards on its next series, with Carl Winston rushing over from the 1 yard line to take a 14-7 lead. Winston’s 27-yard run was the key play of the drive. Eastern Washington drove 80 yards on its next series, half coming on a reception by Zack Gehring, before Jordan Talley ran in from the 5 to tie the score at 14 early in the second quarter.
Final touchdown Washington State’s Cyrus Coen intercepted a scrambling Padron and ran the ball down to Eastern’s 17. On the first play, Tuel passed 17 yards to Myers for a touchdown that put the Cougars up 21-14.
A 60-yard field goal by Washington State’s Andrew Furney as time expired gave the Cougars a 24-14 halftime lead. It was the second longest field goal in team history after Jason Hanson’s 62-yarder against UNLV in 1991. After a scoreless third quarter, Washington State had first-and-goal on the Eastern Washington 2 in the fourth quarter, but Teondray Caldwell fumbled on a run and the Eagles’ Allen Brown recovered. Eastern Washington went on a penalty-filled 99-yard drive that ended with a 17-yard touchdown pass from Padron to Kaufman. The extra point was blocked to leave Washington State with a 24-20 lead with 2:17 remaining. Washington State recovered the on-side kick, had two touchdown plays called back because of penalties, and had to punt. Eastern got a last chance with 1:29 left from its 17, but could not score.
Rangers volleyball tops Bruins; PA loses PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
QUILCENE — The Quilcene volleyball team held off Clallam Bay 3-1 in nonleague 1B action Friday night. The Rangers won by the scores of 25-15, 17-25, 25-22, 25-18. Quilcene setter Megan Weller served 14 for 14 with one ace, and had three kills and eight assists while middle blocker Katlyn Hitt put down two kills and had a block. Outside hitter Emily Ward ended up with four aces, two digs, three kills, one block and two assists while fellow outside hitter Andrea Perez led the team with five digs. Setter Elysah Schryver served two aces and dished out 13 assists while Alex Johnson served 17 for 19 with four aces. “We are learning to play well together,” Quilcene coach Joni Crowell said. “Our serving and com-
munications hurt us in the second game, but then Megan Weller and Alex Johnson’s serving got us back into the third and fourth games. “Emily Ward closed the fourth game with a kill. We are looking forward to our game Monday when some of our taller girls will be back to play in the front row.” The Rangers host Eastside Prep on Monday.
Eastside Cath. 3, Port Angeles 0 SAMMAMISH — The Roughriders faced a tough challenge against the Crusaders. “They’re really good, so it was good for us,” Port Angeles coach Christine Halberg said. For the Riders, Sarah Steinman was 10 for 10 serving with one ace. She also had four kills, two digs
and one block. Bailee Jones had three kills and a block and Madison Hinrichs had seven digs. Holli Williams had 17 assists, two digs, one block and one kill. Kendra Harvey contributed seven digs and one kill.
Boys Tennis Port Angeles 4, Klahowya 3 SILVERDALE — The Roughriders swept the singles competition and won the pivotal No. 1 doubles match to nip the Eagles in the nonleague match Friday. Port Angeles’ Alex Brown held off Chase Andrews in a highly competitive No. 1-singles match 2-6, 6-2, 7-5. Coach Brian Gundersen singled out senior captains Marcus and Michael Konopaski, playing No. 1 dou-
bles, as the players of the match. Marcus and Michael Konopaski defeated Jerry Landram and Drew Fagan 6-1, 7-5. “We knew that Landram and Fagan would be tough because they made it to districts last year, but Michael and Marcus weren’t intimidated and played well from start to finish,” Gundersen said. The Riders did not drop a set in No. 2 and 3 singles as Jeremy Choe defeated Braydon Myers 6-4, 6-3 at No. 2, and Nick Fritschler beat Eric Tyler 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3. Port Angeles fell in the other three doubles matches as Jacob Zieser and Tanner Zuber defeated Kevin Herzog and Brady Konopaski 6-1, 6-3 at No. 2, Jacob Gotchall and Ryan Gotchall beat Daniel Manwell and Hayden Kays-Erdmann 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 at No. 3, and Forrest Breckett and Dylan
Kieffer defeated Micah Needham and Jace Bohman 6-2, 6-2 at No. 4. Port Angeles, 2-0, next hosts Chimacum/Port Townsend on Monday.
Cross Country PA opener TACOMA — The Roughriders competed at Bellarmine Invitational on Saturday as one of the smallest of the 16 schools in the field. Kyle Tupper lead the Port Angeles boys team by placing 15th with a time of 10:23, which puts him second on the Riders’ cross country 2-mile record list. Tony Dalgardno fought his way through the pack to post a time 45 seconds faster than last year. For the varsity girls team, Lizzy Stevenson placed 19th with a time of 12:56. Dasha Porter weaved her way through the field of
116 junior varsity runners to place 18th with a time of 14:10. “Bellarmine is a great way to kick off the season with a high level of competition to help prepare us for the postseason,” Stevenson said. Next for the Riders is the Salt Creek Invitation on Saturday. The event begins at 9:30 with the elementary and middle school 1-mile races, and the community 3-mile open race at 9:45 a.m. The varsity and junior varsity races will follow. Bellarmine Invitational Port Angeles girls Lizzy Stevenson (11) 12:56, Annika Pederson (10) 13:50, Jolene Millsap (11) 13:54, Dasha Porter (11) 14:10, Taylor Jones (11) 14:17, Bailey Reader (11) 14:31, Willow Suess (11) 15:13, Maria Soule (9) 15:14, Lily Morlan (9) 15:32, Madi Bradley (9) 16:10, Sara (11) 17:48. Port Angeles boys Kyle Tupper (12) 10:23, Tony Dalgardno (11) 11:29, Even Herbert (11) 11:50.04, Peter Butler (10)11:50.32, Simon Shindler (10) 12:03, Hunter Dempsey (9) 13:23, Elijah Baccus (9) 13:26, Forest Clark (9) 13:42, Anton Kossler (9) 14:31, Sam Waddell (10) 14:41, Noah Johnson (9) 15:11, Shawn Murray (9) 18:59.
U.S. Open men’s final moved to Monday again THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK — With a potentially dangerous storm bearing down on the U.S. Open, play was suspended in the first set of defending champion Novak Djokovic’s semifinal Saturday, making this the fifth consecutive year the tournament will fail to finish on time because of the weather. Djokovic was trailing fourth-seeded David Ferrer
5-2 after about a half-hour of action when tournament referee Brian Earley came out on court and told the players and the chair umpire that they needed to stop. As some spectators at Arthur Ashe Stadium booed or whistled, an announcement over the loudspeakers said: “At this time, we ask you to please make your way out of the stadium in an orderly fashion.”
That match, which will determine who faces Olympic champion Andy Murray in the final, was scheduled to resume Sunday at 11 a.m. EDT. The men’s final was shifted from its originally scheduled Sunday slot to Monday — something that has happened at every U.S. Open since 2008. “I would say we’re getting very tired of having Monday finals,” tournament
director David Brewer said. The women’s final between Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka that was supposed to be played Saturday night was shifted to Sunday at 4:30 p.m. It’s the fourth time in the last five years the women’s title match was rescheduled. Unlike at Wimbledon and the Australian Open, the U.S. Open does not have
a roof to protect any court used for tournament matches. It’s also the only Grand Slam tournament that schedules two men’s semifinals on Saturday, which leaves less room for scheduling flexibility when there is disruptive weather. Next year, for the first time, a day off will be inserted between the semifinals and final, either by
shifting the semis to Friday or by changing the title match to Monday. Brewer said he did consider moving the FerrerDjokovic match to another court and playing it at the same time as MurrayBerdych, but “we thought the only way to go was to keep them back-to-back” in Ashe out of deference to ticket-holders, TV partners and viewers around the world.
Football: Clallam Bay starts season with win CONTINUED FROM B1 by Port Townsend. Coppenrath also caught two passes for 29 yards “It’s good to get the from the tight end position monkey off the back, and early [in the season],” Port on offense. Quarterback Jacob King Townsend coach Nick Snyled the offense with 85 der said. “The kids were ecstatic.” rushing yard and 128 passing yards. Snyder said he didn’t The Redskins open think any of the Redskins were on the team when the Nisqually League play on the road against Eatonville Redskins won their last on Friday. game. “They’re really good,” Despite the long losing streak, Port Townsend (1-1) Snyder said. “But if we can play with hasn’t timid in the first two intensity like [against games of Snyder’s second Coupeville] for four quartenure leading the Redters, we can beat anybody.” skins. “Coupeville is a tough, physical team,” Snyder Port Townsend 24, said. Coupeville 6 “But we hit them hard.” Port Townsend 10 0 0 14— 24 Coupeville 0 6 0 0— 6 Skyler Coppenrath had First Quarter four sacks and 10 tackles PT—Jacob King 3 run (Dylan Ralls kick) for the Redskins, including PT—Ralls 35 field goal Second Quarter what Snyder called the big- C—3 run (kick failed) gest play of the game. Fourth Quarter PT—Tim Russell 12 run (Ralls kick) Early in the fourth PT—Metiku Little 10 run (Ralls kick) quarter with the score Individual Stats 10-6, Coppenrath hit the Rushing— PT: Jacob King 14-85, Metiku Little Coupeville (0-2) quarter9-51, Tim Russell 6-49, Matt Cain 2-35, Wesley back from behind to force a Wheeler 4-8. Passing—PT: Jacob King 7-11, 128. fumble that was recovered
First Quarter “They brought the whole CB—Matt Mohr 8 run (pass fail) package.” CB—Austin Ritter 7 block punt return (Ryan Willis pass from Austin Ritter) By the time the offense Messenger 1 interception return (Calvin Clallam Bay 60, got the ball back, the score CB—Evan Ritter pass from Austin Ritter) Muckleshoot 12 CB—Kelly Gregory 28 interception return (Austin was 30-0. Ritter run) They kept things humAUBURN — After sitCB—Willis 14 pass from Austin Ritter (Taylor Wrzming, adding a 14 yard iesen pass from Austin Ritter) ting out the opening week Second Quarter touchdown pass from Ritof the high school football CB—Austin Ritter 47 run (Wrziesen pass from ter to Ryan Willis to make season due to a bye, the Austin Ritter) Third Quarter Bruins exploded out of the the score CB—Willis 5 pass from Austin Ritter (pass fail) 38-0 after one quarter. gate. M—5 run (pass fail) The Bruins only put Fourth Quarter After opening the game CB—Willis 9 pass from Austin Ritter (Austin Ritter eight points on the board with an 8-yard touchdown run) in the second quarter, a X—25 run (run fail) run by Matt Mohr, the 47-yard run by Ritter. defense took over. Individual Stats They added one score in Clallam Bay (1-0) scored Rushing— CB: Matt Mohr 8-79, Austin Ritter 7-65. three defensive touchdown each the third and fourth Passing—CB: Austin Ritter 10-15, 95; Jeremy quarters, both on throws on Muckleshoot’s first six Rock 1-1, 48. from Ritter to Willis. Receiving—CB: Ryan Willis 5-67, Calvin Ritter offensive plays. 3-35, Matt Mohr 2-22, Jeremy Rock 2-15, Taylor On defense, nose guard First, Austin Ritter Wrziesen 2-10. Joe Maneval had six tackreturned a blocked punt les and four sacks, and seven yards for a score. River Ridge 34, Then, Evan Messenger Messenger had eight tackSequim 0 returned an interception les. one yard for a touchdown. LACEY — The Wolves Clallam Bay begins Kelly Gregory finished fell to 0-2 for the first time league play next week at the defense’s scoring spurt home against Highland in the Erik Wiker era, but by taking an interception they also started the seaChristian on Friday. 28 yards for a score. son with the most difficult “The defense had one of non-league schedule in his Clallam Bay 60, its best games in three tenure. Muckleshoot 12 Even though they’ve years,” Clallam Bay coach Clallam Bay 38 8 6 8— 60 been outscored by a comMuckleshoot 0 0 6 6— 12 Cal Ritter said.
Receiving—PT: Layne Zack 3-67, Skyler Coppenrath 2-29, Matt Cain 2-32.
bined score of 76-0, Wiker said the games against River Ridge and Shelley (Id.) were beneficial. “We always want to challenge our kids,” Wiker said. “And we learned a lot more about ourselves against these two games than we would have beating teams by 20 points.” Wiker said Sequim can still be an Olympic League contender if it executes better and improves on fundamentals like blocking and tackling. The Wolves open league play at Bremerton (1-1), their third straight road game, on Friday night. River Ridge 34, Sequim 0 Sequim River Ridge
0 0 0 0— 0 14 13 7 0— 34 First Quarter RR—Wesley Coates 40 pass from Colby Shultz (Chris Behnke kick) RR—Jonathan Roberts 20 pass from Shultz (Behnke kick) Second Quarter RR—Behnke 34 field goal RR—Coates 28 pass from Shultz (Behnke kick) RR—Behnke 34 field goal Third Quarter RR—Chris Leiba 50 run (Behnke kick)
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CONTINUED FROM B1 Quarterback Billy Green, who has committed to play for BYU, picked apart the Port Angeles defense with touchdown passes of 26, 35 and 45 yards in the first quarter to put Kingâ€™s ahead 20-0 after one quarter. The second quarter wasnâ€™t much better. On the first play, Kingâ€™s blocked a punt and returned it for another touchdown. The Riders lined up to punt again after going three and out, but the snap sailed over Miki Andrusâ€™ head and out of the back of the end zone for a safety. Kingâ€™s added a Trevor Hansen touchdown run and a fourth touchdown pass by Green to push the lead to 43-0 before half. Wahl said the Riders were aware of how good Green is prior to the game after facing him in 7-on-7 games during the offseason. â€œHeâ€™s one of the best quarterbacks in the state, and the country, actually, right now,â€? Wahl said. â€œHeâ€™s obviously the real deal. Heâ€™s not a fluke.â€? Green didnâ€™t play after halftime, and because of the large margin the second half was played with a running clock. Port Angeles moved the ball better and scored its first points of the season when sophomore running back Nathan Angevine ran eight yards for a touchdown with 1:53 remaining in the game. Despite the lopsided defeats, Wahl is pleased with where the Riders are as they begin Olympic League play next week by hosting North Mason. Wahl doesnâ€™t expect the Riders, who open Olympic
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Port Angeles quarterback Larsson Chapman, right, hands off to running back Nick Lasorsa in the second half against Kingâ€™s of Seattle at Port Angeles Civic Field on Friday night. League play against North Mason (1-1) next week, to dwell on the lopsided losses. â€œWell, they keep responding in a positive way when we challenge them,â€? Wahl said. â€œTo put it in perspective, we just played two good teams in the preseason and
now everybodyâ€™s in the same place, weâ€™re all in league at 0-0, and so now we go out in league and get a chance to play the games that really count.â€? Kingâ€™s 43, Port Angeles 7 Kingâ€™s Port Angeles
0â€” 43 7â€” 7
First Quarter KINGâ€”Caleb Taylor 26 pass from Billy Green (kick blocked by Garrett Payton) KINGâ€”Ben Welch 35 pass from Green (Brian Hughes pass from Green) KINGâ€”Ben Welch 45 pass from Green (kick failed) Second Quarter KINGâ€”Trevor Hansen 33 punt block retrun (Lucas Swanson kick) KINGâ€”Safety (ball snapped out of end zone) KINGâ€”Hansen 10 run (Swanson kick) KINGâ€”Hughes 17 pass from Green (Swanson kick) Fourth Quarter PAâ€”Nathan Angevine 8 run (Vincent Ioffrida kick)
Races: National title event CONTINUED FROM B1 The speed of the boat would be daunting for most people, but Taylor Gahrâ€™s world slows down when she steps into the boat, and she sees everything clearly. That could be because of her perfect 4.0 GPA. The navigatorâ€™s duties are to memorize the course and then to use hand signals to tell the driver which way to go. Each boat has a different rotation around the course at each event. â€œI memorize the course very quickly,â€? Taylor Gahr said.
She says she does that by not memorizing the rotation, but rather seeing the course as a pattern or a location point. â€œI think of it as the second left, or the third left,â€? she said. At any rate, itâ€™s not important if the Gahrs win the race, Paul Gahr said, but that they have fun doing it. â€œHow cool it would be for the community if half the people who are here today stops for gas or stops for a bite to eat,â€? he said. â€œThatâ€™s better than a win for us. What Dan Morrison has done here is good for the community.
â€œThis could turn into something thatâ€™s really big. And itâ€™s right here in Port Angeles.â€? Morrison, of Port Angeles, is the co-owner of Extreme Sports Park and Wicked Racing, drives boat No. 10 in the Super category with his daughter, navigator Cara McGuire, a Port Angeles teacher. Morrison and McGuire came into the final day of racing in third place but had to bow out in the elimination round because of engine trouble. Their original engine blew out a month ago in Albany, Ore., and the team was using a new engine in
Saturdayâ€™s races. â€œWe put in a new motor and weâ€™re trying to fine tune it,â€? crew member Dave Baker said. â€œThis new engine had more horsepower and torque than the other motor, but itâ€™s a process getting it ready.â€? The six-member crew were tweaking the engine all day at the track but the motor conked out during an elimination round to knock the boat out of the running for the national title. Morrison and McGuire were the defending national champions.
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NEW ORLEANS â€” While Jonathan Vilma, Scott Fujita and Will Smith are now all eligible to play after being reinstated by the NFL, itâ€™s still unclear if any will see action on Sunday. The suspensions of the players, plus unsigned free agent Anthony Hargrove, for their roles in New Orleansâ€™ pay-for-pain bounty scandal were lifted Friday by a threemember appeals panel and all
were reinstated by the league. The Saints announced Saturday that Smith has been activated from reserve/suspended list. The team placed LB Vilma on Exempt - Commissioner Permission. The roster move is an indicator that Vilma wonâ€™t play in New Orleansâ€™ seasonopener against Washington. The 30-year-old Vilma â€” who had been hit with a season-long suspension â€” has not attended a Saintsâ€™ team meet-
ing or practice since training camp started. Smith, 31, will be a gametime decision. The Saints likely have decided what they will do with the 6-foot-3, 282-pound defen-
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SEATTLE â€” Eddie Johnson scored twice, including the go-ahead goal in the 89th minute, and the Seattle Sounders rallied to beat Chivas USA 2-1 on Saturday. It was the first time this season that the Sounders (13-6-8, 47 points) won after allowing the gameâ€™s first goal. Alex Caskey started the play that led to the gamewinner with a short pass to Fredy Montero on the attacking left side. Montero, going stride for stride with Shalrie Joseph of
Chivas, got a step in front of him and crossed the ball through the penalty area. Johnson met it 8 yards in front of the net and headed it hard off the hands of goalkeeper Dan Kennedy and into the back right corner for his 13th goal of the season. Nick LaBrocca opened the scoring for Chivas (7-127, 28 points) in the eighth minute. He took a short through ball from Joseph, turned from 16 yards in front, and beat Sounders goalkeeper Michael Gspurning to the back right corner for his second score of the year.
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sive end â€” who received for four-game suspension â€” but probably wonâ€™t make an announcement until the team is warming up. Smith took part in the majority of training camp and is healthy.
CONTINUED FROM B1 and the Klahowya defense to just a field goal in the Against Klahowya, he second half. Despite moving the ball rushed 24 for times for 215 throughout the third and yards and two scores. â€œHeâ€™s a good player,â€? fourth quarters, the CowEagles coach Dan Ericson boys didnâ€™t score again until said. â€œCan I have him? Iâ€™ve Thorntonâ€™s 8-yard touchgot a spot for him, and a few down run with 1:46 left in the game to cut Klahowyaâ€™s of their guys, for sure. â€œIs he a senior? I hope lead to 21-16. The offense was its own heâ€™s a senior, thatâ€™s all I can say. I like him, heâ€™s a nice worst enemy, drawing flags that either eliminated big player.â€? Meacham said Thorn- plays or put the Cowboys in tonâ€™s presence had a lot to difficult situations. â€œWe canâ€™t play with that do with the Cowboysâ€™ improved offensive perfor- many penalties,â€? Meacham said. â€œThatâ€™s what killed mance. â€œHeâ€™s got speed, and heâ€™s us.â€? Chimacumâ€™s comeback got a good feel for how to cut in a hole, when to stop, bid was halted when it was when to go. Heâ€™s shifty, but unable to pull off an on-side he knows when to put his kick after Thorntonâ€™s score. Klahowya moves to 2-0 head down and go,â€? Meacham said. on the season with both â€œWhen the defense starts wins coming against teams keying on him, that opens from the Quimper Peninup different things for other sula. [people]. â€œHats off to Chimacum,â€? â€œTrevor Hair had a great Ericson said. game running North, and â€œWe played Port Derek Ajax ran real hard Townsend last week, and and he had some [nice they were tough as nails, gains].â€? and these guys were The Chimacum defense tougher, probably â€” no also stepped up in the sec- offense to Port Townsend. ond half. â€œWith only 19 guys, they Led by Daryl Settlemire, just hung in there, had Seth Ham, Dustin Finley some great plays. and Mike Nordberg, the â€œIâ€™m going to be a huge Cowboys consistently met Cowboy fan this year. Sheets and running back Theyâ€™re going to fight all Latrell Simpson behind the the way to the end. Iâ€™m line of scrimmage. After playing with 15 impressed with that. These players against Forks, Chi- guys are tough up here.â€? Chimacum begins macum added four more in Nisqually League play on the second game. Among the newcomers the road against Bellevue was Nordberg, the pitching Christian (2-0) on Saturday. ace for the Cowboys baseball team for the 2013 sea- Klahowya 21, Chimacum 16 Klahowya 6 12 3 0â€” 21 son. 0 3 7 6â€” 16 Meacham said Nordberg Chimacum First Quarter is a welcome addition to KLAâ€”Latrell Simpson 3 run (kick failed) Second Quarter both sides of the ball. On Morris 23 field goal offense, he picked up 13 CHIMâ€”Alex KLAâ€”Josh Ganowski 12 pass from Jacob Sheets yards on his lone carry. (kick failed) â€œWe didnâ€™t have him last KLAâ€”Ganowski 89 pass from Sheets (kick failed) Quarter week because he came out CHIMâ€”Thornton 53Third run (Morris kick) late,â€? Meacham said. â€œHe KLAâ€”Kasey Trask 24 field goal Fourth Quarter played great at the lineCHIMâ€”Thornton 8 run (run failed) backer spot for us. Individual Stats â€œAnd he did spot duty Rushingâ€” KLA: Latrell Simpson 22-112, Jacob running back. Itâ€™s going to Sheets 9-36. CHIM: Mel Thornton 24-215, Trevor 9-32, Derek Ajax 13-35, Mike Nordberg 1-13, help us out to have more Hare Alex Morris 2-8. than just those three backs Passingâ€”KLA: Jacob Sheets 7-12, 165. CHIM: in our three-back set, so we Alex Morris 2-12-1, 20. Receivingâ€”KLA: Josh Ganowski 5-129, Grady can keep kids fresh.â€? Bayshore 1-21, Jonathan Harris 1-12. CHIM: Trevor The defense held Sheets Hare 1-10, Mel Thornton 1-10.
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