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Planning needed for visiting delegation BY CHARLIE BERMANT PENINSULA DAILY NEWS


Dan and Jessie Spicher stand at the downtown Port Angeles Christmas tree Thursday.

Remission arrives after stage four diagnosis Couple grow closer through adversity News mailroom. A friendship turned into romance, and they married on a summer day in 2010. PORT ANGELES — Jessie and Their first year and a half as husDan Spicher look like any happy young couple: carefree, glowing, in love. band and wife has brought them closer than they could have imagined. They met while working the night shift together in the Peninsula Daily This Christmas season, Dan and BY DIANE URBANI




Jessie are gifts to each other — gifts neither takes for granted. Dan, 22, is beginning to feel like himself again after the hell of chemotherapy treatments. From July into November, he endured 12 of them for stage-four Hodgkin’s lymphoma and is now in remission. TURN



PORT TOWNSEND — The new ferry that will be celebrated with a community open house Jan. 6 will not go into service on the Port TownsendCoupeville route for several weeks after the party, the state ferries system said. The celebration will be a com- “We had to pick a date bined effort of for the event to give the three communities: Port people coming in from Townsend and Kennewick a chance to Coupeville on plan ahead. This will be Whidbey Island, which will use the a unique experience for ferry, and Kenne- them since they don’t wick, the central Washington town live in a place where for which the new ferries operate.” vessel is named. SUSAN HARRIS HUETHER The event also spokeswoman will be the third Washington State Ferries inauguration of a new ferry in Port Townsend in 14 months, although it will be less extravagant than its predecessors, said Tim Caldwell, Port Townsend Ferry Advisory Board chairman. The Chetzemoka was inaugurated in November 2010 by Gov. Chris Gregoire, U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee and other legislators, while the Salish’s July celebration was lower key — although it, like the planned Kennewick rollout, provided the public with a chance to tour the vessel while it was still in the dock. The Chetzemoka began service on the route between Port Townsend and Keystone on Nov. 20, 2010. TURN

Reservations for balloon fest soar Most sign-ups from seniors BY JEFF CHEW PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

SEQUIM — Sequim Balloon Festival’s executive director was flying high Friday after 120 reservations for balloon flights were made last week. Randall Tomaras opened reservations Tuesday for balloon flights during next fall’s festival. They started out slowly — 12 the first day — until a Peninsula Daily News story was published. Then balloon flight reservations for the Sept. 1-3 event soared. “The first 40 of the 120 are sponsors, so it also makes a sponsorship valuable now,” Tomaras said Friday. “This is exactly what is needed to get people on board.” All those reservations came in




despite the price per person: $250. Tomaras said he believes it is working in Sequim’s favor that there now is no balloon festival in Western Washington. The closest such event is in Prosser, near Eastern Washington’s Tri-Cities area. The festival, he said, is competing against the Boise, Idaho, balloon festival the same Labor Day weekend. “Most of our balloons will probably come from out of area,” he said, including the RE/MAX real estate balloon from Portland, Ore., and the POW/MIA balloon from St. Cloud, Minn.

Seniors eager to ride high He said most of those reserving spaces in balloons are between the ages of 65 and 70. “One is 94. Another is having an 80th birthday on day he is going up,” Tomaras said. TURN



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Newsmakers Celebrity scoop ■ By The Associated Press

Austrian hospital who treated him. He claimed he was a “new man” following his near-death experience. “If I wasn’t spiritual enough before the last four or five weeks, then I certainly am now,” he said.

‘I almost died,’ George Michael says ON FRIDAY, GEORGE Michael gave a press conference outside his London home, against the backdrop of a Christmas tree, to reassure fans that he is on the road to recovery after battling pneumonia, which he had contracted while on tour in Austria. Looking frail and weak and struggling for breath, the 48-year-old British singer said he had “almost died” and that it had been “touch and go” at times during the month he spent in a Vienna hospital. “It was by far the worst month of my life, but I am incredibly, incredibly fortunate to be here,” he said, following his release from hospital Thursday and his return to Britain. He wore a scarf to protect his neck and revealed that surgeons had performed a tracheotomy on him. He appeared on the verge of tears as he spoke of his gratitude toward the medical staff who saved his life. “I spent the past 10 days since I woke up literally thanking people for

Gere to be honored


Singer George Michael speaks in front of his house in north London on Friday. saving my life, which I have never had to [do] before, and I never want to again,” he said, his voice cracking. The pneumonia forced the singer to cancel his Symphonica tour, having already performed 45 shows. He had been due to give a concert in the Austrian capital when he was admitted to hospital. He promised Friday to rearrange the concerts. He also said he wanted to perform for the doctors at the

Richard Gere is getting a George Eastman Award in upstate New York for his contributions to movies and humanitarian causes. The star of such films as “An Officer and a Gentleman” and “Pretty Woman” will be hon- Gere ored Feb. 16 during a ceremony at Rochester’s George Eastman House, the restored home of the founder of photography pioneer Eastman Kodak Co., according to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle newspaper. Gere has appeared in more than 40 films. In 1991, he founded the Gere Foundation, which gives grants for public health, education and emergency relief in Tibet. He has long been prominent in the fight against HIV and AIDS.




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JACOB E. GOLDMAN, 90, the former Xerox chief scientist who created the company’s famed Palo Alto Research Center, whose scientists and engineers invented the modern personal computer in the 1970s and developed an array of other pioneering computing technologies, has died. Mr. Goldman, a resident of Westport, Conn., died Tuesday at a hospital in nearby Stamford Mr. Goldman after a short in 1975 illness, said his son, Melvin. A physicist, Mr. Goldman had been the head of the research and development laboratory at Ford Motor Co. before joining Xerox, then based in Rochester, N.Y., as chief scientist in late 1967. At the time, Xerox was the dominant manufacturer of office copiers. But as chief scientist responsible for overseeing all of the company’s research, Mr. Goldman quickly focused his attention on new technologies. Proposing that Xerox “establish scientific preeminence” in fast-developing computer technology, Mr. Goldman persuaded the company to create a new corporate lab that would focus on the future.

Using AT&T’s Bell Laboratories as a model, he sketched out a corporate research center that would engage in basic science independent of any Xerox product line. Mr. Goldman recruited physicist George Pake to become the laboratory’s first director, and the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) opened near Stanford University in 1970.

_______ PUPI CAMPO, 91, a Cuban bandleader who brought rippling syncopation to Jack Paar’s “Morning Show” on CBS television in the early 1950s and to his long career in nightclubs around the country, died Dec. 12 at a hospice in Las Vegas. His wife, Joette, confirmed the death. Mr. Campo and his band offered their boisterous Latin sounds on Paar’s show from 1954 to 1956. He was part of a trans-

Seen Around Peninsula snapshots ON NORTH SEQUIM Avenue, a woman pushing a covered stroller with her “child” — a small black and white dog sitting up proudly in the middle . . .

formation of “The Morning Show” to an entertainment format from news and features. Mr. Paar replaced Walter Cronkite as host. By then Mr. Campo had made his name on the nightclub circuit as “the rumba maestro,” a name The New York Daily Mirror gave him in 1948.

Setting it Straight Corrections and clarifications

■ The website for The Answer For Youth, discussed in Sunday’s Peninsula Woman cover story, is The website address was incorrect in Sunday’s editions.

The Peninsula Daily News strives at all times for accuracy and fairness in articles, headlines and photographs. To correct an error or to clarify a news story, phone Executive Editor Rex Wilson at 360-417-3530 or e-mail rex.wilson@peninsuladailynews. com.

Peninsula Lookback From the pages of the PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

1936 (75 years ago) Ray Daughters, coach of the U.S. swimming team at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany, will show films of the games and discuss the competition at the lodge room of the Port Angeles Elks Naval Lodge on Thursday night. Daughters, a Seattle resident, coached Helene Madison and Jack Medica to world championships. His appearance at the Naval Lodge, open to the public, is one of what is hoped to be a series of similar visits by other noted figures of the Northwest.

1961 (50 years ago)

Clallam Celebrations Inc., the official name of the entity planning activities for next year’s Port WANTED! “Seen Around” Angeles centennial, has items. Send them to PDN News elected officers. Desk, P.O. Box 1330, Port Angeles Bob Gardner of KNOP WA 98362; fax 360-417-3521; or radio will be chairman of email news@peninsuladailynews. the event. Jack Hoover, com.

queen contest head, will be treasurer, and City Manager Matt Slankard will be secretary. The 100th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s 1862 establishment of Port Angeles as a federal settlement will be commemorated. Victoria’s 100th anniversary of incorporation as a city that same year will be celebrated in Port Angeles as well.

1986 (25 years ago) A windfall of more than $2.8 million could help local government coffers in Clallam and Jefferson counties thanks to Gov. Booth Gardner’s tax revision plan. Gardner has proposed that local sales tax levies be spread to costs of professional services. The state Department of Revenue estimated that Clallam County agencies, from cities to transit, would

received $2.179 million, and Jefferson County governments would reap $624,000. The estimates cover the first two years, if Gardner’s proposal is approved.

Laugh Lines PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA went out and did some shopping. He took the entire White House press corps with him, but still he’s out there boosting the economy — the Chinese economy but still, he’s doing what he can. David Letterman

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Looking Back From the files of The Associated Press

TODAY IS MONDAY, Dec. 26, the 360th day of 2011. There are five days left in the year. Kwanzaa begins today. This is Boxing Day. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On Dec. 26, 1941, during World War II, Winston Churchill became the first British prime minister to address a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress. Churchill grimly warned that “many disappointments and unpleasant surprises await us” but also expressed faith that “the British and American peoples will, for their own safety and for the good of all, walk together in majesty, in justice and in peace.” On this date: ■ In 1776, the British suffered

a major defeat in the Battle of Trenton during the Revolutionary War. ■ In 1799, former President George Washington was eulogized by Col. Henry Lee as “first in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen.” ■ In 1908, Jack Johnson became the first African-American boxer to win the world heavyweight championship as he defeated Canadian Tommy Burns in Sydney, Australia. ■ In 1910, the London Palladium, Britain’s famous variety theater, first opened. ■ In 1944, during the World War II Battle of the Bulge, the embattled U.S. 101st Airborne

Division in Bastogne, Belgium, was relieved by units of the 4th Armored Division. ■ In 1966, Kwanzaa was first celebrated. ■ In 1972, the 33rd president of the United States, Harry S. Truman, died in Kansas City, Mo., at age 88. ■ In 1980, Iranian television footage was broadcast in the United States, showing a dozen of the American hostages sending messages to their families. ■ In 1996, 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey was found beaten and strangled in the basement of her family’s home in Boulder, Colo. To date, the slaying

remains unsolved. ■ In 2004, some 230,000 people, mostly in southern Asia, were killed by a tsunami triggered by the world’s most powerful earthquake in 40 years beneath the Indian Ocean. ■ Ten years ago: Actor Sir Nigel Hawthorne died in Hertfordshire, England, at age 72. ■ Five years ago: Former President Gerald R. Ford died in Rancho Mirage, Calif., at age 93. ■ One year ago: A powerful East Coast blizzard stranded thousands of travelers and dumped more than a foot of snow in some areas.

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Bacteria not found

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Illinoisbased Mead Johnson said another batch of tests done on its Enfamil Premium Newborn infant formula found no trace of the bacteria tied to the death of SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. a Missouri baby. — A decorated Army soldier Preliminary hospital tests recovering from injuries suffered in a suicide bombing in Afghani- indicated 10-day-old Avery Corstan was shot at his homecoming nett died Dec. 18 of a rare infection caused by bacteria known party, and family members say as Cronobacter sakazakii. he’s paralyzed and in critical The source of the bacteria condition. hasn’t been determined, but it Christopher Sullivan, 22, was can be found in powdered forshot late Friday while trying to mula. break up a fight between his Avery had consumed Enfamil brother and another man at a Newborn formula. San Bernardino, Calif., residence. National retailers including Suzanne Sullivan said her Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Walgreen son suffered two gunshot Co., Kroger Co. and Safeway wounds to his back, which shat- have since pulled a batch of the tered his spine. powdered infant formula. Family members told the newspaper that the shooting late Ag reinstatement Friday left Sullivan paralyzed WASHINGTON — The Agriand in critical condition. Police said Sullivan’s brother culture Department is reinstating several reports that it had and a partygoer got into an targeted for elimination two argument over football. When months ago in a cost-cutting Sullivan moved to intervene, the move. man pulled a gun and opened The department said that it fire. will reinstate reports for indusThe gunman fled the scene tries such as catfish and trout, before police arrived. hops, fruits and vegetables, and Sullivan was wounded in a bees and honey. suicide bombing attack last year In October, the USDA had in Kandahar while serving with said that eliminating or reducing the 101st Infantry Division. He the frequency of 14 crop and was awarded a Purple Heart. livestock reports would save Sullivan was home on leave about $10 million. when the shooting occurred. Some farmers complained His enlistment would be com- that without the reports, they plete in April, after which Sulliwould be left guessing how much van had planned to come home to produce and when to sell. to go to college. The Associated Press

Briefly: World Prominent Egyptian blogger freed CAIRO — A prominent Egyptian blogger accused of attacking soldiers during deadly clashes was released Sunday after nearly two months in detention, during which he became a symbol of the pro-democracy activists’ struggle to end military rule in Egypt. Alaa Abdel-Fattah’s first stop after he was freed was Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the uprising that toppled longtime leader Hosni Mubarak in February. The square continues to be the focus of the campaign against the military, which took power after Mubarak’s ouster. Abdel-Fattah was accused of inciting violence and other offenses during clashes that killed 27 people Oct. 9, but he was never formally charged. He was arrested Oct. 30. The arrest raised tensions between the activists who engineered Mubarak’s ouster and the generals led by Hussein Tantawi, the deposed leader’s defense minister for some 20 years.

Execution explored TEHRAN, Iran — Authorities in Iran said Sunday they are again moving ahead with plans to execute a woman sentenced to death by stoning on an adultery conviction in a case that sparked an international outcry, but are

considering whether to carry out the punishment by hanging instead. Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani is already behind bars, serving a 10-year sentence on a separate conviction in the murder of her husband. Amid the international outrage her case generated, Iran in July 2010 suspended plans to carry out her death sentence on the adultery conviction. On Sunday, a senior judiciary official said experts were studying whether the punishment of stoning could be changed to hanging.

Rebel leader killed KHARTOUM, Sudan — The Sudanese army said it killed Khalil Ibrahim, the leader of the main Darfur rebel group, during fighting early Sunday west of the capital Khartoum, touting the death as a key victory over the rebels who had rejected a peace deal with the government. The army said Ibrahim and several of his associates died during a military offensive in the North Kordofan state that was in retaliation for a rebel attack there Saturday, which authorities said had killed an undisclosed number of civilians. Ibrahim led the Darfur-based Justice and Equality Movement, or JEM, which proved to be the most organized and effective military power in the region torn by conflict since 2003. The group did not join last year’s peace deal signed with the Khartoum government. The Associated Press


A crowd gathers around a destroyed car at the site of a bomb blast at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla, Nigeria, on Sunday.

Attacks on Christmas kill dozens in Nigeria THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LAGOS, Nigeria — Terror attacks across Nigeria by a radical Muslim sect killed at least 39 people Sunday, with the majority dying on the steps of a Catholic church after celebrating Christmas Mass as blood pooled in dust from a massive explosion. Authorities acknowledged they could not bring enough emergency medical personnel to care for the wounded outside St. Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla near Nigeria’s capital. Elsewhere, a bomb exploded amid gunfire in the central Nigeria city of Jos and a suicide car bomber attacked the military in the nation’s northeast as part of an apparently coordinated assault by the sect known as Boko Haram. The Christmas Day violence, denounced by world leaders and the Vatican, shows the threat of the widening insurrection posed by Boko Haram against Nigeria’s

weak central government. Despite a recent paramilitary crackdown against the sect in the oil-rich nation, it appears that Africa’s most populous nation remains unable to stop the threat. The White House condemned what it called a “senseless” attack, offered its condolences to the Nigerian people and pledged to assist authorities in bringing those responsible to justice. The first explosion Sunday struck St. Theresa Catholic Church just after 8 a.m. The attack killed 35 people and wounded another 52, said Slaku Luguard, a coordinator with Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency. Though billions of dollars of oil money flow into the nation’s budget yearly, Luguard’s agency could only send text messages to journalists asking for their help in getting more ambulances. Those wounded filled the cement floors of a nearby govern-

ment hospital, with television images showing them crying in pools of their own blood. Corpses lined an open-air morgue. The bombing and the delayed response drew anger from those gathering around the church after the blast. The crowd initially blocked emergency workers from the blast site, only allowing them in after soldiers arrived. “We’re trying to calm the situation,” Luguard said. “There are some angry people around trying to cause problems.” In Jos, a second explosion struck near the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Church, state government spokesman Pam Ayuba said. Gunmen later opened fire on police guarding the area, killing one officer, he said. Two other locally made explosives were found in a nearby building and disarmed.

‘Anonymous’ hackers target U.S.-based security think tank THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LONDON — The loose-knit hacking movement “Anonymous” claimed Sunday to have stolen thousands of credit card numbers and other personal information belonging to clients of U.S.-based security think tank Stratfor. One hacker said the goal was to pilfer funds from individuals’ accounts to give away as Christmas donations, and some victims confirmed unauthorized transactions linked to their credit cards. Anonymous boasted of stealing Stratfor’s confidential client list, which includes a range of entities from banks to Apple, the U.S. Air Force to the Miami Police Department, and mining it for more than 4,000 credit card numbers, passwords and home addresses. “Not so private and secret anymore?” the group taunted in a message on Twitter, promising

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that the attack on Stratfor was just the beginning of a Christmasinspired assault on a long list of targets. Anonymous said the client list it posted was a small slice of its 200 gigabytes worth of plunder it stole from Stratfor and promised more leaks. It said it was able to get the credit details in part because Stratfor didn’t bother encrypting them — an easy-to-avoid blunder which, if true, would be a major embarrassment for any securityrelated company. Austin, Texas-based Stratfor provides political, economic and military analysis to help clients reduce risk, according to a description on its YouTube page. It charges subscribers for its reports and analysis, delivered through the web, emails and videos.

It soon became clear that proprietary information about the companies and government agencies that subscribe to Stratfor’s newsletters did not appear to be at any significant risk, and that the main threat was posed to individual employees. Hours after publishing what it claimed was Stratfor’s client list, Anonymous tweeted a link to encrypted files online with the names, addresses and account details. “Not as many as you expected? Worry not, fellow pirates and robin hoods. These are just the ‘A’s’,” read a message posted online that encouraged readers to download a file of the hacked information. It also linked to images online that it suggested were receipts for charitable donations made by the group manipulating the credit card data it stole.

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Nation: Better box office an impossible mission?

Nation: Bank robbery sandwiched between beers

Nation: Santa trackers get record number of calls

World: Greener design for popemobile contest goal

STUDIO ESTIMATES SUNDAY placed “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol” a solid No. 1 with $26.5 million domestically over its first weekend in full release. The movie raised its total to $59 million since it started a week earlier in huge-screen cinemas and expanded nationwide Wednesday. Generally well-reviewed movies — “The Adventures of Tintin,” “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” and “We Bought a Zoo” — opened with modest to weak results. Domestic revenues remain stuck at a sluggish pace that has lingered all year.

A TAMPA BAY area man ordered a beer at a bar, left to rob a nearby bank, then came back to finish his beer, authorities said. The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said the 52-year-old man was arrested at the Hayloft Bar in Port Richey on Thursday afternoon about 10 minutes after he left the bank. Deputies said he’s the man who robbed a Wells Fargo bank branch earlier, but not before stopping off at the Hayloft for a brew. A bartender there said Whittle ordered a beer, disappeared for about 30 minutes and then returned to his beer.

SANTA CLAUS SET records Christmas Eve as he raced across the globe on his traditional holiday mission. Santa tracking volunteers at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado said they fielded about 102,000 telephone queries beginning early Saturday on his progress, breaking the previous mark of 80,000. His NORAD Facebook page recorded about 999,000 “likes,” compared with 716,000 a year ago, and Twitter followers increased from about 53,000 last year to more than 89,000. NORAD has been telling anxious children about Santa’s whereabouts every year since 1955.

YOUNG CAR DESIGNERS participating in an annual auto style competition are being asked to design a lowemission popemobile that meets the Vatican’s high security standards. The Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano said Friday, the green popemobile will be one of the proposed projects of the 2012 edition of Autostyle International Design Competition. Italian auto parts maker Berman organizes the competition each year, selecting 12 students from universities and auto design schools from around the world to submit designs for particular projects.





Briefly: State Pets die in Poulsbo house fire POULSBO — The Kitsap County Fire Marshal is investigating a fire at a Poulsbo home that killed two dogs, two cats and a pet python. The family was not home when the fire was reported just after 9 p.m. Friday. Poulsbo Fire Capt. Bob Brooks said the fire was mostly confined to the kitchen. Firefighters found the dead animals in other

areas of the home. The pets died from heat and smoke inhalation. Two other dogs were found unharmed outside the home, and a cat was found unharmed in the basement of the one-story home. The Kitsap Sun reported that fire crews were able to get the family’s Christmas gifts out from under the tree.

Dog thrown VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Washington State Patrol said a Portland, Ore., woman threw her boyfriend’s dog into traffic

on Interstate 205, where it was struck and killed while trying to walk back to the shoulder. Troopers said Shellie L. Hubbard, 45, was arguing with her boyfriend as they drove Thursday night near Vancouver. Trooper Ryan Tanner said she hit him with a broken coffee mug, slicing his hand. The Columbian reported they pulled over, and she let the dog out of the car. When the boyfriend tried to pick up the dog, she threw it into traffic. Hubbard was later arrested in Vancouver with

methamphetamine in her possession. She appeared in Clark County Superior Court on Friday and was ordered held on $20,000 bail for investigation of assault, drug and animal cruelty charges.

4-day school week? EATONVILLE — The Eatonville school district is considering a four-day school week with longer days as a way to cut spending. The move would cut 30 days from the school calendar, The News Tribune in Tacoma reported.

But it would also cut about $200,000 from the district’s operating budget of $18 million. Most savings would come by cutting a day’s food service, utility costs and busing every week. And in the 460-squaremile district, transportation is expensive. The savings would be used to expand the district’s all-day kindergarten programs.

New trial SPOKANE — Defense attorneys are seeking a new trial for a Spokane police officer convicted of

using excessive force in a beating that led to the death of a mentally ill man. The Spokesman-Review reported attorneys for Karl Thompson filed a motion for a new trial Friday, claiming judicial error and juror misconduct. Thompson was convicted by a jury of violating Otto Zehm’s civil rights by using excessive force and then lying about it to investigators. Zehm died two days after the March 2006 beating. Thompson faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced Jan. 27. The Associated Press

Ferry: Celebration guest list, plans not finalized CONTINUED FROM A1 which allows better navigation of the narrow Keystone Because of problems Harbor into the Coupeville with the boat’s fixed-pitch terminal, state ferry offipropeller, the ferry system cials said. announced in October the Chetzemoka would be Celebration program moved to the Point DefiThe guest list and the ance-Tahlequah route on a program for the Kennepermanent basis while the wick’s celebration have not Kennewick and the Salish been finalized, said Washwould alternate on the Port ington State Ferries spokesTownsend-Keystone route woman Susan Harris when two-boat service Huether. resumes in the spring. But some details are in The Salish, which went place. into service in July, and the The party will begin at Kennewick were built with 11 a.m. with speeches and a a variable-pitch propeller, ceremony, followed by an

open house until 1 p.m. with on-boat refreshments served. People from Whidbey Island wishing to attend the event can ride the 10:15 a.m. sailing on the Salish for free, limited to the 750-passenger capacity. The Wild Rose Chorale, a popular Port Townsend vocal group, will provide the entertainment, said Port Townsend Marketing Director Christina Pivarnik. Huether said the Kennewick will go into service later in January after crew training is completed.

She said the inaugural voyage and the community celebration could not be held on the same day because of the Kennewick delegation.

Kennewick plans “We had to pick a date for the event to give the people coming in from Kennewick a chance to plan ahead,” she said. The mayor of Kennewick and other local dignitaries will attend, she said. “This will be a unique experience for them since

they don’t live in a place where ferries operate,” she said. The Salish will operate on its normal schedule throughout the day, and there will be no event parking available at the terminals. The Salish will continue to operate on the route until the Kennewick is ready, at which time the Salish will become the state ferries system’s backup vessel until it rejoins the route for the summer schedule in June. The ferry system has

said it wants to run the Kennewick at full capacity as soon as possible to determine if there are any warranty issues. The three 64-vessel car ferries represent the Kwadi Tabil class of ferries, built for the state by Vigor Shipyards — formerly Todd Pacific — for $213.2 million. The new ferries were the first built by the state in more than 10 years.

________ Jefferson County Reporter Charlie Bermant can be reached at 360-385-2335 or charlie.bermant@

Balloon: Reservations are first-come, first-served CONTINUED FROM A1 land owned by Fred Grant across East Washington A three-payment plan is Street from the Holiday Inn available if passengers pre- Express and Conference Center, where Tomaras fer to do that. Tomaras has planned started taking reservations first-come, first-served res- in a conference room last ervations for flights in week. Tomaras said he is hopabout 15 balloons over three days, but it all depends on ing to get more balloons to the number of balloons come to Sequim. “The more balloons, the showing up for the late better,” he said. summertime event. If demand exceeds the He expects up to 20 balloons and their crews to number of spots on balshow up for the first festival loons, however, he warned at the 40-acre site, pasture that some late-comers could

be turned away. Balloons will fly three mornings, weather permitting, and usually only go up early — before the temperature heats up and the winds become unpredictable, he said. Most balloons hold three people and a pilot. All pilots are Federal Aviation Administrationcertified and have the required number of hours before they can take passengers on rides. For the safety of the pas-

sengers, balloons will not go up in rain or high wind, he said, which is why the festival was planned for September, which is normally the driest and least windy time of year. If balloons do not go up, those with reservations will receive full refunds, he said. The expense of ballooning is another factor in the cost per flight, he said. A four person balloon starts at $30,000, and the more colors and design, the more expensive it is.

The chase vehicles and the trailers can run up to $70,000. All balloonists that take people up for rides carry insurance that cost $1,000 a year per balloon. Then there is the propane fuel, which can run up to $150 a run. Most balloonists travel to get to a festival, and the gas for their trucks and other expenses can cost $300 to $1,000 for a round trip. A balloon is good for 500

to 600 hours of flying time. Most balloon festivals do not offer rides because it increases the festival insurance, Tomaras said. Sponsors of each balloon pay $1,500. Reservations can be made by emailing Sequim or calling 360-461-2202.

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Closer: Dan Spicher received diagnosis in June CONTINUED FROM A1 ing — and needed the medical insurance coverage — Undergoing chemo — but the chemo sessions hit “it’s poison they’re pumping him too hard. Dan’s doctors at Olympic into you,” Dan said in an interview last week — was Medical Center gave him beyond anything he’d imag- the news of remission after just four treatments. ined. But he had to go through The mental and physical sensations are like having a eight more, every other case of the worst flu, then week, to “make sure and piling stomach flu on top of knock it out,” as he puts it. For Jessie, watching her that, “and it’s tax time, too,” he said, flashing a wide beloved suffer was excruciating, a six-month siege grin. Dan was given his diag- with Dan in chemo while nosis in June, soon after Jessie worked — she has her he’d landed a job at West- own house-cleaning business, Maid to Perfection — port Shipyard. He wanted to keep work- and took a full load of classes

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On Christmas weekend, the Spichers spent time with family — including one of their guardian Angels for Dan. She’s Michelle Maike, who first met Jessie when she was a teenager. Jessie dated Maike’s son David when they were both at Port Angeles High School; Jessie and Maike’s family have been friends ever since. Maike and her husband, Steve Waugaman, also have a daughter, Elissa, who lives in California. Neither Elissa nor David, who works in Las Vegas, could make it home for Christmas. But the Maike-Waugaman household has been filled with cheer this weekend. The Spichers came over for Christmas Eve dinner, to celebrate the cancer’s remission, the end of chemotherapy and the bonds that have grown stronger this year. “They are my family,” Maike said of Jessie and Dan. “They have been a blessing, and a great gift.”

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FORKS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Food drives in Forks have been successful this year, netting the Forks Community Food Bank enough in cash and food to get its clients through the end of the year, said Pat Soderlind, executive director. However, once that food is gone, likely by Saturday, it will be back to the drawing board, Soderlind said. The cost of food is going up, she said, and that affects the food bankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to purchase what food is not donated, she said. The cost of Thanksgiving food baskets was $500 more than it was in 2010, and there was an increase in demand for Christmas baskets, she said.

Declining resources Many families that once had two incomes are down to one. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They can still pay the rent and the utilities, but then the money is gone,â&#x20AC;? Soderlind said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s difficult for them,â&#x20AC;? she said. Another group that is struggling are families of illegal-immigrant fathers who have been deported she said. The remaining family members are U.S. citizens,

Forks Community Food Bank volunteer Jolene Price puts away items collected from various West End food drives at the Forks Food Bank recently. but with the major wageearner gone, they are struggling to provide the basics for the children, she said. The community stepped up when the food bank put out the word that it needed help. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It just happens, people just come out,â&#x20AC;? Soderlind said. Food drives have included efforts from the Forks High School boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

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More than words Library shows off ways to enjoy books guides and thousands of reviews. NoveList is available to anyone who has a free North Olympic Library SysPORT ANGELES â&#x20AC;&#x201D; To get the word tem card. out about its 250,000 items â&#x20AC;&#x201D; tradiThe Winter Readersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Revel also will tional books, electronic books, books on be a time for old-fashioned conversaCD and tape â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the North Olympic tion about what people have read Library System is throwing a party. lately. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s called the Winter Readersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; And Kovell invites attendees to join Revel, and it will feature short book the optional book-trading session. â&#x20AC;&#x153;trailersâ&#x20AC;? on the big screen, a book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bring a gently used book to swap swap, a demonstration of the online with other readers,â&#x20AC;? she said. database NoveList, door prizes and Anything goes in terms of genre and plenty of food and drink. format: fiction, nonfiction, print, CD. This first readersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; revel will run At the revel, readers will also have a from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Raymond Carver Room at the Port chance to discover the county library systemâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 70,000 traditional bound ficAngeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St. tion titles and 4,300 electronic titles. BY DIANE URBANI




Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s this â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;revelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; thingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s called a â&#x20AC;&#x153;revelâ&#x20AC;? because the organizers want something much more festive than your usual â&#x20AC;&#x153;book discussion group,â&#x20AC;? said Margaret Jakubcin, assistant library director. The event is part of the monthly readersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; get-together at the Port Angeles Library, but with the holiday season still in progress, the staff were in the mood for an open house. The revel will give readers a chance to see book trailers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; just like movie previews, only from publishers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; for novels and nonfiction titles to come out in 2012. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some of them are amazingly cool,â&#x20AC;? Jakubcin said, adding that the videos are also found online via Google and YouTube.

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Four public libraries All float among the four public libraries in Port Angeles, Forks, Clallam Bay and Sequim, and are available free to library-card holders. The libraries host many other activities, including monthly book discussions. For example Outliers, a work of journalism by Malcolm Gladwell, is the book to be talked over at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Port Angeles Library. Everyone is welcome to join that discussion; details are at 360-417-8500. With events such as these, â&#x20AC;&#x153;weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re hoping to broaden the circle of readers in Clallam County,â&#x20AC;? Jakubcin said. For more information about books and other media at the libraries, along with free events scheduled in 2012, visit the systemâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comprehensive website,

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Poulsbo author to talk about Steinbeck-inspired road trip PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

PORT TOWNSEND â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Poulsbo author John Olson will tell next month of his travels retracing those of John Steinbeck. He will be the featured speaker at the Jefferson County Historical Society First Friday Lecture on Jan. 6. He will speak at 7 p.m. in Port Townsendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historic City Council chamber at

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Fifty years after Steinbeck traveled America with his dog, Charley, Olson followed the same route in reverse. He traveled 12,751 miles in 80 days. Along the way, he met an array of characters, including a homeless couple in a Walmart parking lot, a sports trivia savant in Connecticut and a literary cab driver in New Orleans. Olson returned home with the feeling that America is the greatest melting pot the world has ever known and an understanding of Steinbeckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seminal statement from his book Travels with Charley, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We find after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.â&#x20AC;? Olsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book will be available for purchase and signing at the event and is currently available in the Museum Shop at the Jefferson County Museum.

PORT ANGELES â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A $500 grant has been awarded for the restoration of the parapet at the Old Fire Hall on Lincoln Street. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a small grant, but city and county officials hope that it is only the beginning in the historical restoration of the art deco building at 215 S. Lincoln St. that served as the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first permanent fire station, jail and City Council chambers. The building, constructed in 1931, is one of three buildings that is part of the Port Angeles Civic Historic District recognized by the National Register of Historic Places.

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Restoration study The city of Port Angeles paid $25,000 and Clallam County contributed $15,000 to fund a firehouse restoration study. The building was recently retrofitted for earthquakes and is essentially structurally sound, but windows and doors should be replaced, and work is needed on the roof and the masonry walls, it was found. Also, part of the ground behind the building is slumping and needs to be

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■ REP. ALAN WEST, DEMOCRATS, JOSEPH GOEBBELS: Voting 231 for and 188 against, members Tuesday blocked a bid by Democrats for the House to disapprove of Rep. Alan West’s comparison of their party’s political messaging to the propaganda of Joseph Goebbels, a Nazi minister who helped lead the Third Reich’s “Final Solution” to eradicate European Jewry. As a privileged resolution, the measure (H Res 504) was not debatable. West, a Florida Republican, recently told reporters Goebbels would be “very proud of the Democrat Party because they have an incredible propaganda machine.” He later repeated the comparison in a letter to Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich. A yes vote opposed the Democratic motion. Dicks voted no.

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backing from 94 percent of Republicans and 6 percent of Democrats. Republicans and Democrats differ mainly over how to offset the tens of billions of dollars it would cost to extend the tax cut, jobless benefits and Medicare “doc fix” from March through December. House Republicans voted Dec. 13 to pay for the extensions by steps such as raising Medicare premiums on seniors earning more than $80,000, freezing federal workers’ pay; cutting the federal workforce and barring millionaires from receiving unemployment benefits or food stamps. The only “pay for” so far approved by the Senate is an increase in fees that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac charge the home-mortgage industry. Both the House and Senate versions of HR 3630 include essentially deficitneutral language to advance the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline between Canada and Texas. A yes vote backed the Democratic motion. Dicks voted yes.






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Kirsten Mitchell, 3, can barely contain her excitement as Renee Walstad helps her “yarn bomb” a statue outside the Imagine Children’s Museum in Everett last week.

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EVERETT — A pompom here, a knitted ornament there. Everett has been hit by a yarn bomber. “I just wanted to spread some Christmas cheer,” Renee Walstad said. Walstad is part of a warm-and-fuzzy movement being embraced by creative types all over the world. Her efforts are modest compared with the ways some yarn artists decorate public places. For some yarn bombers, what began as a covert operation has blossomed into commissioned public art projects. For Walstad, 28, it began early this month when she started putting knitted and crocheted decorations on Everett’s downtown sculptures. She calls it a “Yarnvent calendar.” “You know, like Advent,” the Lake Stevens woman said. “Every day before Christmas, I put up an ornament.” She promised to take the pieces down after Christmas.

er efforts are modest compared with the ways some yarn artists decorate public places. For some yarn bombers, what began as a covert operation has blossomed into commissioned public art projects.


“Some people take them and put them on their own trees. Whatever happens happens,” she said. On Tuesday, in the late afternoon chill, Walstad was joined by several children from Everett’s Refuge Foursquare Church, where she is a member. Some of the kids had helped make the yarn doodads they put on several Wall Street sculptures. They decked out “Balancing Big,” Joseph Kinnebrew’s sculpture of stacked red boxes outside the Monte Cristo building. When they finished, the metal sculpture looked like giant gifts tied up with string.

Cassie Smith, 12, of Lake Stevens, described making a finger-crocheted rope. “You tie a knot around your thumb, and twirl it around, and twirl it around,” Cassie said. In some places, yarn bombing is a big adventure. The phenomenon was explained in a 2009 book, Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti” Authors Mandy Moore and Leanne Prain, of Vancouver, B.C., call yarn bombing “a quiet revolution,” a movement “that started underground and is now embraced by crochet and knitting artists of all ages.” Last May, The New York Times published an article on yarn bombing with the headline “Graffiti’s Cozy, Feminine Side.” It was accompanied by a photograph of New York City’s “Charging Bull” statue, a symbol of Wall Street, encased in a crocheted purple and pink coat. Walstad, who works in a clinic as an assistant, took her first foray into yarn bombing June 11 — proclaimed on a Facebook page as “International Yarn Bombing Day.”

RICHMOND, Va. — Several states, including Washington, and U.S. territories are weighing in on a lawsuit over proposed graphic cigarette warning labels that include a sewn-up corpse of a smoker and a picture of diseased lungs, saying the federal government should be allowed to require the labels for the “lethal and addictive” products. The 24 attorneys general filed a friend of the court brief Friday in the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington in support of the Food and Drug Administration’s challenge of a lower court ruling in the case. Last month, a U.S. District Court judge granted a request by some of the nation’s largest tobacco companies, including R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Lorillard Tobacco Co., to block the labels while deciding whether the labels violate their free speech rights. The judge ruled it is likely the cigarette makers would succeed in a lawsuit to block the requirement that the labels be placed on cigarette packs next year.

Tobacco’s challenge The tobacco companies have questioned the constitutionality of the labels, saying the warnings don’t simply convey facts to inform people’s decision whether to smoke but instead force the cigarette makers to display government anti-smoking advocacy more prominently than their own branding. They also say that changing cigarette packaging will cost millions of dollars. Meanwhile, the FDA has said that the public interest in conveying the dangers of smoking outweighs the companies’ free speech rights. In the filing Friday, the attorneys general said that the First Amendment does not prevent the government from requiring that “lethal and addictive products carry






These are two of nine new warning labels the Food and Drug Administration approved for use on cigarette packs. warning labels that effectively inform consumers of the risks those products entail.” “Over forty years’ experience with small, obscurely placed text-only warning labels on cigarette packs has demonstrated that they simply do not work,” they wrote. “The warning labels reflect the unique magnitude of the problem they address, the deadly and addictive nature of the product, and the unparalleled threat this product and its marketing pose to America’s youth.” In addition to Washington state, the brief was filed by attorneys general from Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, the Virgin Islands, Washington and West Virginia.

FDA OKs labels In June, the FDA approved nine new warning labels that companies are to print on the entire top half of cigarette packs, front and back. The new warnings, each of which includes a number for a stop-smoking hotline, must constitute 20 percent

of cigarette advertising, and marketers are to rotate use of the images. One label depicts a corpse with its chest sewn up and the words “Smoking can kill you.” Another shows a healthy pair of lungs beside a yellow and black pair with a warning that smoking causes fatal lung disease. Joining North Carolinabased R.J. Reynolds and Lorillard in the lawsuit are Commonwealth Brands Inc., Liggett Group LLC and Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co. Inc. Richmond-based Altria Group Inc., parent company of the nation’s largest cigarette maker, Philip Morris USA, which makes top-selling Marlboros, is not a part of the lawsuit. While the tobacco industry’s legal challenge may not hold up, it could delay the new warning labels for years. And that is likely to save cigarette makers millions of dollars in lost sales and increased packaging costs. Tobacco companies are increasingly relying on their packaging to build brand loyalty and grab consumers. It’s one of few advertising levers left to them after the government curbed their presence in magazines, billboards and TV.









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Different ways to remember Alamo WELL, WHAT A relief. Just in time for the holidays, Congress showed us it can work in a spirit of bipartisan cooperation to pass a two-month extension of a popular tax cut. On its own! With perhaps a Gail small amount Collins of prodding. The payroll tax cut bill zipped through Congress on Friday, approved by a Senate with only two members present and then passed by a near-empty House in a five-minute session. Then everybody went away. Why can’t they do this all the time? The House Republicans, who had tried to hold up the bill out of principle, only to be pummeled by everyone from John McCain to The Wall Street Journal editorial page, hunkered down for a seriously sulky Christmas. “In the end, House Republicans felt like they were re-enact-

ing the Alamo, with no reinforcements and our friends shooting at us,” said Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas, one of the leaders of the anti-two-month-tax-cut rebellion. Texans have strong feelings about the Alamo, which is perhaps why whenever we get a Texan president we also get a war. But this did seem to be a strange comment. Was Brady saying that the Mexican soldiers who were shooting at the Alamo were actually friends who just wanted to get home in time for a previously scheduled fund-raising party? Or maybe Brady was expressing the hope that, like the defenders of the Alamo, the House Republicans would be remembered as valiant warriors by a nation prepared to forget that, at the time of the battle, there were quite a lot of smart people who thought that having this fight was a really terrible idea. But I digress. Our question today is: What lesson can we draw from all these Congressional high jinks? That creating policy in twomonth increments is a good plan? The boat has already sailed on

that one. Practically everything Congress does these days is in two-month increments. They can’t even get it together to do a normal budget for the Federal Aviation Administration. No, I think the moral here is pretty clear. We have talked for nearly three years about how the tea party is terrorizing the Republican establishment, until the old country-club, deal-making model was verging on extinction. But it now appears that if the new populist right does something that actually endangers the well-being of the old, entitled right, the establishment will rise up and slap those little whippersnappers down faster than you can say Mitch McConnell. That goes for the presidential nomination, too. The minute it began to look as if Newt Gingrich might actually win, Mitt Romney was flooded with money and endorsements. One Friends of Romney Super PAC has purchased about $2.8 million in Iowa TV ads. Everywhere you look in Iowa, there’s an evil, demented Newt on the screen. You would think

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he’d been cast as the new head zombie in “The Walking Dead.” Gingrich, in response, could only whine. His campaign’s highlight of the week may have been the announcement that it was creating a “Pets With Newt” Web site to highlight the candidate’s love of animals. “Pets With Newt” may be an attempt to remind Iowans that Mitt Romney once drove to Canada with the family Irish setter strapped to the roof of the car. This is clearly a weak point in the Mitt armor, which came up this week in a Wall Street Journal interview with the candidate. “Uh — love my dog. That’s all I got for you,” Romney responded. In the same interview, Romney continued his long-running attack on Barack Obama as an enemy of the successful, predicting that the president would wage “a campaign of envy and class warfare.” To do his part in tamping down the envy problem, Romney is resisting requests that he show us his tax returns. (“Never say never, but I don’t intend to do so.”) This is the song of the Republican establishment, which

hateshateshates class warfare. Like when the nonrich start asking why people who make millions of dollars in annual income can’t accept a modest levy to pay for that payroll tax cut. They won’t, and the White House and Senate Democrats long ago conceded that point in the negotiations with nonradical Republicans, who wrung their hands and said there was simply nothing they could do because any tax on the wealthy would cause the crazy Republican base to go . . . crazy. They’re helpless! However, when the crazy base threatens to create a stalemate that makes the entire Republican Party look bad, or when the crazy base seems inclined to nominate an unelectable presidential candidate, thwap! It turns out that there’s life in the old dog yet. Just keep him off the car roof.

_________ Gail Collins is a columnist for The New York Times. E-mail her via Thomas L. Friedman, whose column usually appears in this space, is off this week.


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‘Cool’ cities not necessarily warm THE SOFT ECONOMY has left lots of Americans in place, whether they want to be or not. That would include the most mobile group, young people. But to the extent that Froma adults ages 25 Harrop to 34 are still moving, their preferred destinations seem to be “cool cities,” according to U.S. Census Bureau figures. What are the so-called cool cities? Denver, Houston, Dallas, Seattle, Raleigh, Austin, Washington, D.C., and Portland, Ore., among others. And what makes them cool? I had to ask. They have a “certain vibe, a coffee house scene, a night scene,” responded William Frey, a Brookings Institution demographer

who follows such trends. “You know it when you see it.” That’s what I would have said. Most interesting, young people are headed to these places with or without a job. What are they thinking? They’re thinking that if you’re not going to have a job, you might as well not have one in a groovy place. “It’s Only for Now” go the lyrics from “Avenue Q,” a musical about recent college grads, unemployed in New York and learning they’re not that special. Speaking of college grads, the Census Bureau also reports that more educated Americans are moving to places that are already home to many like them. The result has been a brain gain for some areas and a brain drain for others. The gainers include Boston, metro New York, Madison, Wis., and California’s Silicon Valley. Educated cities tend to have colleges, high-tech industry and,














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if you look at the above lists, generally liberal-minded attitudes. As such, they share many characteristics of the cool cities. Note that most of the cool and educated places don’t have cheap housing and low taxes. Note that most aren’t in warm climates, and some have downright nasty winters. The Texas cities would be the exception. And they’re not necessarily proximate to glamorous ski or beach resorts. Omaha has enjoyed one of the strongest brain gains in the country, even as the rural Plains continue to lose educated people. During the last decade, the percentage of Omaha’s adults with college degrees rose 6 points to 33 percent. What does Omaha have? Another question for Frey. “Omaha has a river [the Missouri] and a close airport,” he explains.

It has nice amenities and offers face-to-face daily interaction with people who have a lot in common. Like other favorites, it is cosmopolitan. The apparent allure of densely populated regions goes against another prediction of years ago: that the communications revolution would cause the educated to spread out from the crowded urban corridors. After all, one could work anywhere with an Internet connection. So why slog through the slush on the Massachusetts Turnpike when you could do your job beside a powdery ski slope in Colorado or a balmy beach in Maui — and in your slippers? A few years ago, messy winters up north supposedly helped feed escapees to such Sun Belt hot spots as Phoenix, Las Vegas, Orlando and Riverside, Calif. All those places are now working through the subsequent housing bust, and their influx of

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college grads has slowed to a trickle. Things will eventually turn around for them, Frey believes, “but it’s never going to be as good again as in the middle of the last decade.” As for weather, “weather doesn’t matter if you’re in a place that has all kinds of connections for you socially and in terms of your job,” he says. Isolation, even splendid isolation, is apparently not the ideal life for the young and the educated. To quote from another musical — actually, to misquote — “People need people.”

________ Froma Harrop is a columnist for the Providence (R.I.) Journal. Her column appears here every Monday. Contact her at info@creators. com or at 40 Creators Syndicate Inc., 5777 W. Century Blvd., Suite 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045.

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Woman of Excellence winner for 2012 named PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

PORT TOWNSEND — Debbi Steele has received the AAUW-Port Townsend branch’s 2012 Woman of Excellence award for her support of local women and girls in Jefferson County. Steele was recognized for incorporating inventive and extraordinary concepts in fundraising that proved highly successful and for building, in only two years, an endowment fund of $70,000 — the Fund for Women and Girls —under the direction of the Jefferson County Community Foundation. She also was praised for her idea of bringing women and girls together to start them on the path to understanding strategic philanthropy was also creative. They include high school girls, teachers, moms, retired women, young working women, artists, scientists, fashion designers, community activists, philanthropists and educators. “I have never seen a woman merge artists and scientists, women and girls of all ages and socioeconomic levels, to work together for the good of the women and girls in our area,” said sponsor Anne Schneider. The initial grant from the Fund for Women and Girls was awarded to the Port Townsend Marine Science Center for its

Debbi Steele was honored as the AAUW-Port Townsend branch’s 2012 Woman of Excellence for her support of local women and girls in Jefferson County. GIRLS Project. GIRLS stands for Girls in Real Life Science. The project allowed six middle and high school girls to conduct scientific research under the mentorship of two female AmeriCorps members. “Debbi Steele’s tireless efforts to found and organize the endowed Fund for

Women and Girls, under the direction of the Jefferson County Community Foundation, have demonstrated great vision and leadership and created an enduring asset that will continue to make a difference in our community well into the future,” said Ilona Bell, AAUW-PT’s Women of Excellence chair.

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OLYMPIA — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife will accept enrollment applications for its Master Hunter Permit program from Sunday through Feb. 15. Fish and Wildlife enlists master hunters for controlled hunts to remove problem animals that damage property or threaten public safety. Master hunters also participate in volunteer projects involving access to private lands, habitat enhancement and landowner relations.



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MERCER ISLAND — Starting next month, Mercer Island parents will be held responsible for underage drinking at their homes even if they are out of town and unaware it is happening. The Seattle Times reported that the recently passed “social host” ordinance is believed to be the first of its kind in the state. Starting Jan. 13, people who own, rent or lease property where teenage drinking happens can be fined $250. It is already illegal for adults to provide alcohol to minors or for parents to let their underage children drink. City Council Member Mike Cero said the new ordinance takes the idea of parent responsibility a step further. Parents will be held accountable even if they don’t know the kids are drinking and not even in town.

Application forms are available on that website. Klein encourages hunters who enroll in the program to prepare thoroughly for the written test because applicants are allowed only one chance to retake the exam. Those who successfully complete the enrollment process will receive a master hunter patch and identification card and will be eligible to participate in depredation hunts.


To qualify for the program, applicants must demonstrate a high level of hunting skill and a commitment to lawful and ethical hunting practices, said Sgt. Carl Klein, manager of Fish Hunter Education Division. “This program was designed to create a pool of highly qualified hunters who can help the department manage wildlife in sensitive situations,”

Klein said. “This is a great opportunity for conscientious, committed hunters to assume a leadership role among their peers.” Hunters enrolling in the program must pay a nonrefundable $50 application fee, pass a criminal background check and a written exam, and meet other qualifications described on the Master Hunter website at masterhunter.





PA cadets win first in their division PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

Puget Sound Division-winning members of the Port Angeles High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps include, front row from left, Maj. Leo Campbell, Katelyn Noard, Virginia Caynack, Jennifer Dille, Devin Wyant, Tawny Burns, Natalie McNary, Kevin Catterson and Master Chief Jeff Perry; second row, Nicole Childers, Easton Temres, Samuel Stevenson, Maverick Jennings, Devin Groseclose and Curtis Welcker; third row, Aubrey Walker, Dusti Lucas, Jace Burns, Jordan Johnson and Aaron Dudley; fourth row, Rachel Catterson, Mary Elizabeth Jahns, Spencer Scott, Bailey Beckett and Ashley Reid; fifth row, Ashley Bies, Cheyanne Pope, Edward Stevenson and Lane Levine.

New children’s programs begin at Sequim Library PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

Building bonds Baby lapsit programs are different from story times. They are shorter in length, and they focus on building bonds between the parent and child. The librarian leads babies and caregivers through rhymes, body movements and songs that

support early literacy. During a Book Break, a member of the staff will grab a book and read to any children in the building. The goal behind book breaks is to encourage reading anywhere and anytime. “The library is committed to getting kids hooked on books at an early age,” said Library Director Paula Barnes. For information on story times or other programs for youths, visit and click on “Youth” or contact Youth Services Librarian Antonia KrupickaSmith at 360-683-1161 or

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps took first place overall in the Puget Sound Division in the Northwest Drill & Rifle Competition against 10 other high school NJROTC units. The event was held at Washington High School in Tacoma.

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SEQUIM — Beginning in January, new children’s programs will be offered at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. Along with weekly story times for toddlers and preschoolers Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., the library will offer twicemonthly PJ story times on the second and fourth Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and twice-monthly baby lapsits on the first and third Thursday mornings of the month at 10:30 a.m. Also new this year are “Book Breaks,” when stories

for kids will be read twice a day at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. every day the library is open. Toddler, preschool and PJ story times feature ageappropriate books, rhymes and songs.

Individual Armed Exhibition Drill, first in Dual Armed Exhibition Drill, first and sixth in Sporter Air Rifle competition, third and sixth in Physical Training, and third and fifth in Color Guard competition. In individual achievements, Cadets Kevin Catterson, Ashley Reid and Bailey Beckett medaled in drill. Cadet Cheyanne Pope medaled in the physical training category and Cadets Aaron Dudley and Catterson medaled in the air rifle category.

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Sculptors to meet SEQUIM — The Olympic Driftwood Sculptors will meet at Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4.

famous men, heroism, battles at sea, melancholy, laments and humor. Singing is encouraged but not required. The event is free and open to the public. Food and beverages will be available, including nonalcoholic drinks and “Pirates Grog” for kids. For more information, visit singshanties.blogspot. com or SingShanties or email Peninsula Daily News

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There will be a short business meeting. The balance of the time will be spent on members working on their wood projects in preparation for the group’s show in March. When there is an upcoming class, prospective members are invited to a meeting the first Wednesday of each month to pick up some instruction from experienced club members. For information on upcoming driftwood sculpture classes taught by certified LuRon instructor Tuttie Peetz, phone 360-683-6860. For more information, phone 360-681-2535, visit www.olympicdriftwood or email info@ olympicdriftwoodsculptors. org.


Sea shanty circle PORT TOWNSEND — A Port Townsend Sea Shanty Song Circle and Singalong will begin to hold monthly gatherings Thursday, Jan. 5. The group plans to meet on the first Thursday of the month at the Northwest Maritime Center Cafe, 431 Water St., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Shanties were songs crafted and sung by those sailing the seas before the era of steam-powered ships. Mostly associated with the 19th century, they’re typically stories of adventure and places sailors had been, loves and loves lost,

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Boston forward Kevin Garnett backs up into New York forward Jared Jeffries on Sunday in New York.


NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks know it will never be easy against the Celtics. Not beating them in one game, and certainly not beating them for a division title. But pulling out the kind of nailbiter that’s long gone Boston’s way in this rivalry only reinforced the Knicks’ belief that they can do it — and even the Celtics see a difference. Anthony scored 37 points, including a pair of free throws with the game tied and 16 seconds left, and New York survived a seesaw season opener Sunday to edge the Celtics 106-104. “Most importantly for us, as a new team, we showed something,” Anthony said. “We came together as a team. Even when we got down, there wasn’t no frowns. “Nobody was down. Mentally everybody was still up about it, and we willed our way to this win.” Amare Stoudemire added 21 points and Toney Douglas had 19 for the Knicks, who led by 17 in the first half, trailed by 10 in the fourth quarter, then pulled out a thrilling Christmas victory in the delayed opener to the 2011-12 season. Rajon Rondo had 31 points and 13 assists, nearly leading the Celtics back without an injured Paul Pierce. But Kevin Garnett missed a jumper just before the buzzer, the kind of shot Boston always seems to make against the Knicks. “They seem to have a little swag and confidence behind them,” Garnett said. “It’s good for the city. It’s good for the Knicks. I’m going to see how consistent they are with that, but for the most part Carmelo played really well.” Brandon Bass had 20 points and 11 rebounds in his Celtics debut, and Ray Allen added 20 points. Garnett finished with 15 points. He and Allen had a sleepy Christmas start, with Rondo keeping the Celtics in the game until they got going in the second half. “I thought we were as soft as you could be in the first quarter and then I thought we joined in to the 2011-12 season, and from that point on I was pretty happy with the way we played,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. “I thought we competed well.” But it wasn’t enough against the Knicks, who withstood a costly knee injury to first-round pick Iman Shumpert to beat the team that swept them out of the first round of last season’s playoffs. TURN




Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch eludes a San Francisco player while scoring a touchdown in the second half of Saturday’s Christmas Eve game in Seattle. Lynch’s touchdown was the first rushing score allowed by the 49ers’ defense.

Finishing year strong Lynch rushes through run-dominating Niners BY TIM BOOTH THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SEATTLE — Marshawn Lynch got his 100 yards. He scored the first touchdown rushing this season against San Francisco, and with it came another shower of Skittles that required industrial blowers to clear the end zone of debris. Didn’t matter. Seattle’s hope of completing its second-half rally with a spot in the postseason is over. “We lost. Thanks y’all. I appreciate it,” Lynch said. The Seahawks’ late-season charge toward an unlikely play-

off berth ended Saturday thanks to four field goals from David Akers and one big turnover in San Francisco’s 19-17 victory. The loss snapped Seattle’s three-game winning streak and ended its hopes of recovering from a 2-6 start. Even with a victory, the Seahawks (7-8) were going to need plenty of help in the final two weeks to reach the postseason, but those hopes were dashed when Tarvaris Jackson fumbled while being tackled from behind by Larry Grant with 1:07 left. “We’ve really come a long ways,” Seattle coach Pete Car-

roll said. “I know we have one game left, and we’re looking forward to get that done and finish on a good note, but our football team is so much different than we were early on. It’s just sticking to it; playing tough.” Lynch has personified what Carroll wants out of his team. He became the first running back to top 100 yards rushing against the 49ers since Week 11 of the 2009 season with his 107 yards on 21 carries. Against the top run defense in the NFL, Lynch gashed the 49ers for powerful runs of 18, 15 and 10 yards in the first half, before a more workmanlike effort in the final 30 minutes as Seattle’s offense struggled to get anything going. He also ended the 49ers’ streak of denying touchdowns

on the ground. Lynch scooted around the left side for a 4-yard TD with 6:41 left that gave Seattle a 17-16 lead and came moments after Heath Farwell blocked Andy Lee’s punt to set up the Seahawks’ only points of the second half. San Francisco (12-3) was the first team in NFL history to not allow a touchdown rushing through 14 games. Then the 49ers ran into Lynch. “We take pride in stopping the run and not giving up a 100yard rusher or a rushing touchdown,” Grant said. “They got the opportunity to do that today. Hats off to Marshawn. He’s one of the best in the league and the best we’ve played against all year long.” TURN



Teams showing star power Area wrestlers dominate tourney CONVENTIONAL WISDOM SAID that there was no star power in wrestling this year on the North Olympic Peninsula because there are no returning top-three state competitors. But conventional Brad wisdom has been taken down and is LaBrie close to being pinned after several wrestlers have shown they can compete at state-caliber levels in the early season. Cutter Grahn of Forks, the top area returner after capturing fourth place in state last season, has shown he is to be reckoned with in Class 1A competition while Port Angeles and Sequim showcased their wrestlers at The Battle for the Axe tournament in Port Angeles last Wednesday. The tourney opened with star power when former Port Angeles state champions John Camp and Julio Garcia were introduced to wrestling fans just before action started in the first round. More on the special guests later in this column. The Roughriders and Wolves dominated their team pools Wednesday and ended up meeting for the tournament championship match, won 50-24 by Port Angeles. Some of those top-notch wrestlers to watch this year are Riders Brady Anderson, Josh Basden, Ozzy Swagerty, Kody Steele, Kacee Garner, Brian Cristion and Zach Grall.

Wrestling Notebook and Port Angeles’ Anderson, Basden, Swagerty and Grall. Grall, a senior and team captain at 195 pounds, had an especially strong tournament, not only going 4-0 but winning all four matches by pin in the first round. Grall’s weight class opened the championship match against Sequim as the senior pinned Austin Leach quickly for a 6-0 lead that Port Angeles never gave up. Grall, who is an impressive 10-2 record on the year, said he wanted to open the tourney’s last team match on a strong note. “We wanted to keep the Axe [tourney trophy], and I wanted to come out and take care of business,” Grall said at the end of his match. The 2011 Battle for the Axe was a strong tournament that helped Grall keep his focus during the long day. “We have some tough teams here,” he said. “I’m used to hard competition and I just wanted to go out and take care of business.” The standout wrestler, who is ranked No. 7 in state on the Class 2A level, said he plans to stay on message the entire season and finish up his prep career on a high note. “My personal goal is to take state,” he said. “I know where I want to be at, but I also know that it’s going to be a lot of hard work.”

Former Port Angeles state wrestling champions John Camp, left, and Julio Garcia hold The Battle for the Axe Peninsula tournament trophy before the tourney started. Sequim’s senior co-captains Dakota Hinton and Clay Charlie are proving hard to beat like they have been in the past couple of seasons. Going undefeated against at times statecaliber competition were Sequim’s Charlie

Port Angeles coach Erik Gonzalez was elated to be wrestling rival Sequim for The Battle of the Axe trophy, which is a real axe mounted on an impressive plaque with all six previous winners printed on it. TURN








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Tuesday Boys Basketball: Neah Bay at Tulalip Heritage Tournament, TBA. Girls Basketball: South Kitsap at Port Angeles, 5 p.m.; Neah Bay at Tulalip Heritage Tournament, TBA.

Wednesday Boys Basketball: Chimacum at Vashon Island, 5:15 p.m.; Port Angeles hosts Roughriders Winter Basketball Classic, Port Angeles varsity vs. Overlake, 8 p.m.; Port Angeles JV vs. Kingston, 2 p.m.; Neah Bay JV vs. King’s, 4 p.m.; Neah Bay at Tulalip Heritage Tournament, TBA. Girls Basketball: Neah Bay at Tulalip Heritage Tournament, TBA. Men’s Basketball: Peninsula College vs. Yakima Valley at Clackamas, Ore., Tournament, 3 p.m.

National Football League NATIONAL CONFERENCE West W L T Pct PF y-San Fran 12 3 0 .800 346 Seattle 7 8 0 .467 301 Arizona 7 8 0 .467 289 St. Louis 2 13 0 .133 166

PA 202 292 328 373

6:55 a.m. (27) ESPN2 Soccer EPL, Wigan Athletic vs. Manchester United, Site: Old Trafford Stadium - Manchester, England (Live) 2 p.m. (27) ESPN2 Football NCAA, Missouri vs. North Carolina, Independence Bowl, Site: Independence Stadium - Shreveport, La. (Live) 5:30 p.m. (26) ESPN Football NFL, Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints, Site: Mercedes-Benz Superdome - New Orleans (Live) 7:30 p.m. WGN Basketball NBA, Chicago Bulls vs. Golden State Warriors, Site: The Oracle - Oakland, Calif. (Live)

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Area Sports PENINSULA GOLF CLUB Winter League Friday Week 12 Team Points 1. Golf Shop Guys 77.5 2. Triggs Dental Lab No. 1 72 3. Glass Services 61.5 4. Windermere 56.5 5. Green Machine 53.5 6. Taylor Made Construction 52.5 7. The Brew Crew 44.5 8. Triggs Dental Lab No. 2 44 9. Team Fireball 30 Individual Winners Gross: Mike DuPuis, 34; Gary Thorne, 37. Net: Sonny Carter, 32; Deke Temres, 32; Randy Barber, 33; Warren Taylor, 33; Chris Soari, 33; Kevin Gallacci, 33; Al Osterberg, 34; Jeff Schuck, 34; Jacob Oppelt, 34; Mike Hammel, 34; Sam Schoessler, 34. Men’s Club Competition Throw Out Three Worst Holes Thursday Individual Winners Gross: Mike DuPuis, 53; Rick Hoover, 57. Net: Bart Irwin, 48; Keith Lawrence, 52; Steve Jones, 53; Brian Duncan, 53; Greg Shield, 53. Team Winners Gross: Mike DuPuis and Gary Thorne, 66; Mike DuPuis and Kevin Russell, 67. Net: Rick Hoover and John Tweter, 61; Steve Jones and Lyle Andrus, 63; Steve Jones and Herb Renner, 64; Keith Lawrence and Mike Robinson, 64. Cedars at Dungeness Golf Course Men’s Club Net Stableford Wednesday Flight One Robert Mares, 42; Ivan Sorensen, 41; Arni Fredrickson, 39; John Raske, 38. Flight Two Steve Lewis, 42; Mike Sutton, 41; George Switzer, 40; J.C. Schumacher, 39. Fight Three Wayne Pinger, 43; James Engel, 42; Kevin McCormack, 42; Bates Bankert, 39. Closest to pin No. 8 Low Division: John Raske, 6 ft. 1 in. High Division: Mike Sutton, .5 in. No. 17 Low Division: Everett Thometz, 8 ft. 11 in. High Division: Steve Lewis, 11 ft. 2 in. No. 4 Open: Gary Williams, 5 ft. SUNLAND GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Men’s Club Better Nine Wednesday Gross: Larry St. John, 39. Net: Maury Fitzgerald, 32; Tom Caufield, 21; Bob Berard, 21.





Seattle personnel wave Seahawks flags as they run downfield in celebration of a Seahawks touchdown in Saturday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers in Seattle. Unfortunately for the Seahawks, they didn’t get to celebrate enough as the Niners won the game 19-17 with a late field goal.

East L T Pct PF 7 0 .533 363 7 0 .533 355 8 0 .467 362 10 0 .333 278 South W L T Pct PF x-New Orleans11 3 0 .786 457 Atlanta 9 5 0 .643 341 Carolina 6 9 0 .400 389 Tampa Bay 4 11 0 .267 263 North W L T Pct PF y-Green Bay 13 1 0 .929 480 x-Detroit 10 5 0 .667 433 Chicago 7 7 0 .500 315 Minnesota 3 12 0 .200 327 AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF y-New England12 3 0 .800 464 N.Y. Jets 8 7 0 .533 360 Buffalo 6 9 0 .400 351 Miami 5 10 0 .333 310 South W L T Pct PF y-Houston 10 5 0 .667 359 Tennessee 8 7 0 .533 302 Jacksonville 4 11 0 .267 224 Indianapolis 2 13 0 .133 230 North W L T Pct PF x-Baltimore 11 4 0 .733 354 x-Pittsburgh 11 4 0 .733 312 Cincinnati 9 6 0 .600 328 Cleveland 4 11 0 .267 209 West W L T Pct PF Denver 8 7 0 .533 306 Oakland 8 7 0 .533 333 San Diego 7 8 0 .467 368 Kansas City 6 9 0 .400 205 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division W N.Y. Giants 8 Dallas 8 Philadelphia 7 Washington 5

PA 386 316 318 333 PA 306 281 384 449 PA 297 342 293 432 PA 321 344 385 296 PA 255 295 316 411 PA 250 218 299 294 PA 383 395 351 335

Thursday’s Game Indianapolis 19, Houston 16

Saturday’s Games Oakland 16, Kansas City 13, OT Tennessee 23, Jacksonville 17 Pittsburgh 27, St. Louis 0 Buffalo 40, Denver 14 Carolina 48, Tampa Bay 16 Minnesota 33, Washington 26 Baltimore 20, Cleveland 14 New England 27, Miami 24 N.Y. Giants 29, N.Y. Jets 14 Cincinnati 23, Arizona 16 Detroit 38, San Diego 10 San Francisco 19, Seattle 17 Philadelphia 20, Dallas 7 Sunday’s Game Chicago at Green Bay, late Today’s Game Atlanta at New Orleans, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1 Chicago at Minnesota, 10 a.m. Carolina at New Orleans, 10 a.m. Detroit at Green Bay, 10 a.m. San Francisco at St. Louis, 10 a.m. Tennessee at Houston, 10 a.m. Buffalo at New England, 10 a.m. N.Y. Jets at Miami, 10 a.m. Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 10 a.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 10 a.m. San Diego at Oakland, 1:15 p.m. Kansas City at Denver, 1:15 p.m. Seattle at Arizona, 1:15 p.m. Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 1:15 p.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1:15 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1:15 p.m. Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 5:30 p.m.

Saturday Game 49ers 19, Seahawks 17 San Francisco Seattle

0 3 10 6—19 7 3 0 7—17 First Quarter Sea—Baldwin 13 pass from Jackson (Hauschka kick), 11:35. Second Quarter SF—FG Akers 53, 14:28.

Sea—FG Hauschka 19, 1:30. Third Quarter SF—Gore 4 run (Akers kick), 11:01. SF—FG Akers 29, 4:04. Fourth Quarter SF—FG Akers 44, 12:37. Sea—Lynch 4 run (Hauschka kick), 6:41. SF—FG Akers 39, 2:57. A—66,697.

First downs Total Net Yards Rushes-yards Passing Punt Returns Kickoff Returns Interceptions Ret. Comp-Att-Int Sacked-Yards Lost Punts Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

SF 21 349 40-178 171 2-41 3-86 0-0 14-26-0 2-8 3-36.0 1-0 6-77 32:54

Sea 14 267 27-126 141 1-24 5-107 0-0 15-28-0 3-22 5-45.4 1-1 6-51 27:06

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—San Francisco, Gore 23-83, Hunter 12-73, Ale.Smith 5-22. Seattle, Lynch 21-107, Washington 2-9, Jackson 3-5, Forsett 1-5. PASSING—San Francisco, Ale.Smith 14-260-179. Seattle, Jackson 15-28-0-163. RECEIVING—San Francisco, Crabtree 5-85, V.Davis 4-54, Gore 1-13, Hunter 1-11, Edwards 1-9, K.Williams 1-4, Miller 1-3. Seattle, Tate 3-16, Lynch 2-24, Forsett 2-20, Obomanu 2-20, Baldwin 2-17, Butler 2-13, Lockette 1-44, Miller 1-9. MISSED FIELD GOALS—San Francisco, Akers 52 (SH).

WESTERN CONFERENCE Northwest Division W L Pct GB Denver 0 0 .000 — Minnesota 0 0 .000 — Oklahoma City 0 0 .000 — Portland 0 0 .000 — Utah 0 0 .000 — Southwest Division W L Pct GB Houston 0 0 .000 — Memphis 0 0 .000 — New Orleans 0 0 .000 — San Antonio 0 0 .000 — Dallas 0 1 .000 ½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB Golden State 0 0 .000 — L.A. Clippers 0 0 .000 — L.A. Lakers 0 0 .000 — Phoenix 0 0 .000 — Sacramento 0 0 .000 — EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct New York 1 0 1.000 New Jersey 0 0 .000 Philadelphia 0 0 .000 Toronto 0 0 .000 Boston 0 1 .000 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 1 0 1.000 Atlanta 0 0 .000 Charlotte 0 0 .000 Orlando 0 0 .000 Washington 0 0 .000 Central Division W L Pct Chicago 0 0 .000 Cleveland 0 0 .000 Detroit 0 0 .000 Indiana 0 0 .000 Milwaukee 0 0 .000 Pacific Division W L Pct Golden State 0 0 .000 L.A. Clippers 0 0 .000 L.A. Lakers 0 0 .000 Phoenix 0 0 .000 Sacramento 0 0 .000 Saturday’s Games No games scheduled Sunday’s Games New York 106, Boston 104 Miami 105, Dallas 94 Chicago at L.A. Lakers, late Orlando at Oklahoma City, late L.A. Clippers at Golden State, late Today’s Games Toronto at Cleveland, 4 p.m. Milwaukee at Charlotte, 4 p.m. Detroit at Indiana, 4 p.m. Houston at Orlando, 4 p.m. New Jersey at Washington, 4 p.m. Oklahoma City at Minnesota, 5 p.m. Denver at Dallas, 5:30 p.m. Memphis at San Antonio, 5:30 p.m. New Orleans at Phoenix, 6 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Sacramento, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Portland, 7 p.m. Chicago at Golden State, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Atlanta at New Jersey, 4:30 p.m. Boston at Miami, 5 p.m. Minnesota at Milwaukee, 5:30 p.m. Sacramento at Portland, 7 p.m. Utah at L.A. Lakers, 7:30 p.m.

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DALLAS — With a tug from Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd, Jason Terry and others, the Dallas Mavericks unveiled their championship banner minutes before opening this season against the team they knocked off in the NBA finals — LeBron James and the Miami Heat. The ceremony was supposed to have been held Nov. 1, but the lockout pushed it back. So after waiting until their 31st season to become champions for the first time, the Mavericks and their fans waited another 54 days. “Thirty-one years you waited — 31 years! — to call your team a champion, ladies and gentlemen,” Terry said. “A champion!” The Heat were in their locker room while clips of last year’s postseason were shown, followed by brief comments from NBA

Commissioner David Stern, Mavs owner Mark Cuban, coach Rick Carlisle, Terry and Nowitzki. Nowitzki rocked nervously foot to foot at the start of the ceremony, while Cuban smiled and bit his lip, hands jammed in the pockets of his jeans. Once Cuban received the trophy, he held it above his head and turned slowly for everyone to see. He thanked fans and behindthe-scenes members of the organization, then handed the microphone to Carlisle. He started by naming the two coaches and six players no longer with the team. “All of these guys will forever be part of Mavs history and the Mavs’ family,” Carlisle said. Carlisle then introduced the returning players, all wearing their new warmup outfits featuring the words “2011 NBA Champions” and the trophy logo on the

back. Cheers built with each introduction, capped by roars of “M! V! P!” for Nowitzki. “This is a special, special day for all of us,” Nowitzki said. Franchise founders Don and Linda Carter watched from their usual courtside seats.

Behind the curtain With straps for everyone to yank, a dark curtain was peeled away, showing off the banner. It features a huge trophy, the team’s logo and has the last name of each player printed around the border. The signatures of Cuban and Carlisle are in the two bottom corners. Before the ceremony, Carlisle said he wanted it to end quickly so the game could begin, and Cuban it would mean more to fans.

Judging by the looks on their faces, they were either downplaying their emotions or enjoyed it more than they expected. Carlisle’s daughter went on the court with him, and Cuban was later joined by two of his kids. Nowitzki and Kidd certainly seemed awed as they watched the banner rise to the rafters. They couldn’t take their eyes off it — or just didn’t want to. It hangs directly over the free throw line on the end of the court in front of the Mavs’ bench. The Mavericks will have one more chance to savor their title — they get their rings later this season. The lockout messed up the timing of that, too, because Cuban wanted to let Nowitzki, Kidd, Terry and Marion help with the THE ASSOCIATED PRESS design and he wasn’t allowed to talk to them while the season was The Dallas Mavericks celebrate their title banner. on hold.





Hawks: Lynch finishing season strong CONTINUED FROM B1 Lynch has 100 yards or more in six of his last eight games and has touchdowns in the last 11. Even though he was reluctant to talk, Lynch’s teammates were effusive in their praise. “If Marshawn Lynch isn’t in the Pro Bowl, there is something wrong with the voting system. Plain and simple,” said Seattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin, who caught a 13-yard TD pass in the first quarter. “He’s proved it week in and week out. “Rushing for over 100 yards on the No. 1-ranked rush defense in the NFL, that’s not something that’s easily achieved, and he did it.” Seattle took a 10-3 halftime lead and gave San Francisco the playoff preview it sought heading into the postseason, with the 49ers having already wrapped up the NFC West title. But the 49ers made the plays that put them in position for the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs. None was bigger than Alex Smith finding Michael Crabtree for a 41-yard gain that set up Akers’ fourth field goal, from 39 yards out with 2:57 left, to give the 49ers the lead. Akers connected earlier from 53, 29 and 44 yards and set an NFL record with 42 field goals this season. “All our players and coaches, everybody is really happy for David’s success,” Harbaugh said. “Another great effort by him today.” While it was a long shot that they would reach the playoffs, the Seahawks will lament a few mistakes that cost them against San Francisco. None was bigger than a


Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman brings down San Francisco running back Frank Gore in the second half of Saturday’s game in Seattle. botched opportunity from the San Francisco 1 late in the first half. Seattle seemed poised to go to halftime with a 14-3 lead, only to flub what was a momentum turning goalline sequence. After a lengthy review to see if Lynch had scored on a second-down run from the 4, Seattle’s third-and-goal play from the 1 was a complete disaster. With some players still in their stances, Jackson

was forced to scramble and was knocked out of bounds at the 1. Instead of risking a fourth-down attempt, Carroll settled for a 19-yard field goal from Steven Hauschka and a 10-3 lead. “I thought it was a false start penalty,” Seattle fullback Michael Robinson said. “Thought we heard a whistle. Even the defense stopped, thinking it was a false start penalty. Unfortu-

nate for us, fortunate for them. “It was on me. I should have just kept playing.” The play seemed to be a preview for Seattle’s offensive struggles in the second half. The Seahawks managed only 72 yards of offense, Jackson was just 5 of 11 for 51 yards and their only score came after Farwell’s play on special teams. Still, even being in that position with playoffs being

talked about in Week 16 was progress from the midseason mess Seattle appeared to be. “We had opportunities to win the game, but we didn’t make those plays when it came down to it,” Jackson said. “Obviously, we’ve got to be able to make those plays. We’ve got to be able to grow and mature enough to where we’re able to make those plays when it really counts.”

Notes: San Francisco won in Seattle for the first time since 2008. Seattle finished the season 4-4 at home. Seattle has two blocked punts in its past three games. Grant started in place of standout linebacker Patrick Willis, who was inactive with a hamstring injury. Lynch was the first back to top 100 yards against the 49ers since Green Bay’s Ryan Grant.

No. 14 Xavier tops Southern Illinois in Hawaii THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

HONOLULU — Southern Illinois will leave Hawaii empty-handed. The Salukis (3-8) dropped their third straight game Sunday, an 87-77 loss to No. 14 Xavier, and will depart from the Islands without a win. The Musketeers (9-3), led by 21 points from Tu Holloway, snapped their own three-game losing streak with the win in the

seventh-place game of the Diamond Head Classic. SIU coach Chris Lowery pointed at Holloway as the difference-maker in the game. “Tu Holloway is an NBA guy,” Lowery said. “That’s the difference between their club and our club. Their thinker is an NBA guy. He never wavered or got shook up and he ran the team.” Dantiel Daniels shot 7 of 8 from the field and made

all eight of his free throws to lead the Salukis with a game-high 22 points. He scored 13 of his 22 points in the second half. Mamadou Seck had 12 points with 10 rebounds, Kendal Brown-Surles hit three 3-pointers to finish with 12 points, and T.J. Lindsay added 11 for the Salukis. Holloway was feeling the Christmas spirit, so he sported green and white

shoes with red laces before a sparse, morning crowd on Christmas Day. The Musketeers won for the first time since Dec. 10, when they beat Cincinnati in a game cut short in the closing seconds by brawling and mayhem on the court. “That was as good a game as we played offensively all year,” Xavier coach Chris Mack said. “On the defense end, we

need to get back to being a team that keeps teams to a low field-goal percentage.” It was the first threegame losing streak for Xavier under Mack and first since the 2007-08 season. Mark Lyons had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Musketeers (9-3). Andre Walker and Travis Taylor added 13 apiece for Xavier, which made 36 of 48

free throws. Walker also had 10 rebounds. The Salukis (3-8), losers of three in a row, were led by Dantiel Daniels with 22 points. “We really needed this one,” Lyons said. “We got the W. That’s what matters.” Southern Illinois drew to 68-64 at 8:45 after a 3-point play by Daniels, but an 8-1 run gave the Musketeers a comfortable cushion.

NBA: Knicks draw first blood in new season CONTINUED FROM B1 period after Bass scored the final six points, then Shumpert will miss two extended it to 89-79 on to four weeks with a Bass’ jumper to open the sprained right knee liga- fourth. ment. Anthony, who scored 20 Pierce has a bruised in the fourth, tied the game right heel but hopes he can at 100 on a 3-pointer with return Tuesday when the 3:25 to play. Celtics visit the Miami It stayed tight until he Heat. was fouled on a drive with Even without him, the 16.3 seconds left, making Celtics fought back to tie it both for a 106-104 lead. at 69 on Rondo’s layup midRondo grabbed the way through the third quar- rebound of Marquis Danter. iels’ potential go-ahead They surged ahead by 3-pointer to give the Celtics eight going into the final a final chance, but Garnett

was off on his jumper, then appeared to shove the Knicks’ Bill Walker away. Coming off their first winning season in a decade, the Knicks added a defensive presence by signing Tyson Chandler away from the NBA champion Dallas Mavericks and have loftier expectations than they’ve seen in years. The original NBA schedule had them opening against Miami, but instead they got a chance to see if they’ve closed the gap against Boston.

“I think we wanted to come out and set the tone early,” Stoudemire said. “It’s a long year but this game was very important for us to get off to a great start.”

Some like Knicks Though the Celtics won all eight meetings last season, the Knicks have been listed some places as the favorites in the Atlantic Division, which the Celtics have ruled since their Big Three came together in

2007. “Everybody knows how optimism kicks in before the season starts, but then once reality sets in after the first month of the season, we’ll see,” Pierce said before the game. “But it’s definitely a possibility. I mean, they have the talent, but we have the talent, too.” But the Knicks will be without newcomer Baron Davis for a few weeks because of a herniated disc in his back, and now Shumpert is out, leaving

little depth in the backcourt. The Knicks led 49-32 with 7½ minutes left in the first half before the Celtics cut it to 62-52 at halftime. The first game since renovations began at Madison Square Garden included the usual cast of celebrities such as Alicia Keys, Chris Rock and John McEnroe, and some new confusion, as at least one Celtics player had to ask how to get to the court from the new visitors’ locker room.

Notebook: Julio Garcia travels around world CONTINUED FROM B1 is the only squad to claim it more than once. Last week’s tourney “That is why I created the tournament in 2005, to started out on a star-studshowcase our local feel and ded note as the two wrestlers to win individual our local history here,” Gonzalez said at the end of state titles during Gonzalez’s coaching tenure the tourney. showed up at the tourney Area teams have domiand were photographed nated the event over the years with the Riders win- together for the first time (see photo on Page B1). ning the first tourney in Julio Garcia won his 2005, the Forks Spartans title during Gonzalez’s first earning the Axe in 2008, year in 2003 while John Sequim taking it in 2009 and the Riders grabbing it Camp earned his championship by going undefeated back by just nudging La Center High School for the in 2010. Garcia, 26, was in Port team title in 2010. Port Angeles became the Angeles visiting his family during the Christmas holifirst team to win the trophy two years in a row and day for the first time in a

few years. “It’s been awhile since I have been here because of my traveling,” Garcia said during a phone interview Christmas Eve. “It was good to be back to see the team and coach Erik Gonzalez. “Erik had done a great job of establishing the high school program, the youth programs and the tournament over the years.” Garcia, a Christian, has been traveling all over the world the past couple of years for a ministry, visiting such interesting locations as New Zealand, Egypt, Brazil, Paris and Rome.

“I have been to the Middle East, Africa, Europe, New Zealand and South America,” he said. Garcia had a full-ride scholarship to attend and wrestle at Portland State right out of high school but instead took an opportunity to start his own marketing company. He continued to operate his marketing business until he hit the road for a ministry in 2009. “I had a home, I was making real good money but I knew a piece was missing when I had an encounter with the Lord,” Garcia said. “I started walking closer

to Jesus and decided to travel the world. It has been amazing.” During his travels, Garcia spent time during a major earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. Garcia’s ministry helped provide fresh water and repair buildings among other tasks. The former wrestler said he is taking a break right now and reflecting on what he wants to start doing. He is staying with his mother and stepfather, Jennifer and Glen Roggenbuck, and his little brother, Michael Roggenbuck, who

is a fifth grader at Hamilton Elementary School, preparing to be a little Roughrider, Garcia said. “He’s an amazing little man,” Garcia said about his brother. “I love him a lot.” There’s a lot of love, too, going around for this year’s wrestling programs, that are proving to be as exciting and tough as the past area wrestling teams.

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Tough choices on 9/11 lawsuits Federal benefits available if day in court surrendered BY DAVID B. CARUSO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK — More than 1,600 people who filed lawsuits claiming that their health was ruined by dust and smoke from the collapsed World Trade Center must decide by Jan. 2 whether to keep fighting in court or drop the litigation and apply for benefits from a government compensation fund. For some, the choice is fraught with risk. Federal lawmakers set aside $2.76 billion last winter for people who developed illnesses after spending time in the ash-choked disaster zone. But to be considered for a share of the aid, all potential applicants must dismiss any pending lawsuits by the deadline and give up their right to sue forever over 9/11 health problems. Anyone with a lawsuit still pending Jan. 3 is barred from the program for life. The government program is attractive because it spares the sick from having to prove that their illness is related to 9/11 and that someone other than the terrorists put them in harm’s way. But applicants won’t know for months, or even years, how much money they might eventually receive from the program. That means some people may give up their lawsuits and find out later that they only qualify for a modest payment.

Limited coverage Others face a deeper problem. People exposed to trade center dust have blamed it for hundreds of illnesses, but currently the fund only covers a limited number of ailments, including asthma, scarred lungs and other respira-

tory system problems. That list does not currently include any type of cancer, which scientists have yet to link to trade center toxins. But the very possibility that cancer could, someday, be covered has led some plaintiffs to drop their lawsuits anyway. “In a sense, I’ve weighed my options and rolled the dice believing that the country I helped is not going to let me down,” said former New York City police detective John Walcott, who retired after being diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia in 2003. He decided a few days before Christmas to drop his case, saying he had come to believe he would never get anything out of the legal system. “The court system was set up for attorneys to make a lot of money,” he said. He added that at age 47, he is tired of a court fight that had no end in sight. “I’m done with 9/11. I can’t go forward with my life and family and live in peace with this hanging over me.”

Tight spot The special master overseeing the compensation fund, Sheila Birnbaum, acknowledged that the deadline would put some people in a tight spot, especially if they have an illness that isn’t covered currently by the fund. “That is one of the dilemmas,” she said. Birnbaum noted, though, that the law gives her no wiggle room. Anyone who has a lawsuit active Jan. 3 will be disqualified from consideration, she said, even if their illness is later deemed to be covered. “It’s a hard decision that they


Firefighters make their way through the ruins of the World Trade Center Oct. 11, 2001. have to make,” she said. The lengthy application process for the fund began in October, and Birnbaum said she expected thousands to apply. She could not say how many might do so by the time the fund closes years from now. Lawyers who represent people with pending cases said they have been going over the pros and cons with their clients for several months, to see which option might suit them better. “It’s a complicated analysis,” said attorney Gregory Cannata, whose firm represents about 100 people, including laborers brought in to repair damaged buildings and cleaners who swept tons of dust from office suites. Cannata said that for the most part, his clients have decided to stick with their lawsuits, in part because of the possibility of a larger payout than they might receive under the government program.

Police officers, firefighters and city contractors who cleared away the 9/11 rubble make up only a small slice of the people facing the dilemma. Most of the more than 5,000 city workers who filed lawsuits claiming that the city had failed to protect them from the dust settled their cases in 2010, before the compensation fund was created. Walcott was one of a few who rejected the deal, worth more than $700 million. Under the law, people who settled previously will be allowed to apply for government benefits. Any award they receive will be reduced by whatever they got from the legal settlement.

sands more New Yorkers have become ill because of exposure to the dust. They will have to decide in the coming years whether to sue someone over their illness or try their luck in the government program. If too many people apply for aid from the compensation fund — including people with common illnesses that may, or may not, have anything to do with 9/11 toxins — the nearly $2.8 billion set aside by Congress may get exhausted quickly. Adding just 1,000 people with cancer to the program could eat up $1 billion, said Noah Kushlefsky, an attorney with the firm Kreindler & Kreindler. “The real question is, how many more cases are there out More decisions there?” Kushlefsky said. The tough decisions won’t end Enough, it seems, to keep both Jan. 2. the courts and the 9/11 fund In addition to people with legal administrators busy for some claims already pending, thou- time yet.

Iowa remarkably quiet for political season BY THOMAS BEAUMONT THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DES MOINES, Iowa — It’s been a different presidential race in Iowa this year — quieter. Campaign headquarters have hardly been buzzing with activity, unlike the around-the-clock nature of past contests. Candidates have barely visited the state, compared with years when most all but moved here. And they have largely refrained from building the grassroots armies of yesteryear, in favor of more modest on-theground teams of paid staffers and volunteers. The final rush of campaigning here gets under way today, just a week before the Jan. 3 caucuses, and, to be sure, there will be a flurry of candidate appearances and get-out-the-vote efforts all week. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Republican presidential candidates, from left, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former But that will belie the reality House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Texas Rep. Ron Paul and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann prepare for their debate in of much of 2011, a year marked by Sioux City, Iowa, on Dec. 15. a less aggressive personal courtship of Iowans in a campaign that, instead, has largely gravitated around a series of 13 nationally televised debates, a crush of television ads and interviews on media outlets watched by many Republican primary voters, like Fox News Channel. “We just haven’t had as much face time,” Republican chairwoman Trudy Caviness in Wapello County said. “That’s why we’re so undecided.” Indeed, people here simply don’t know the Republican presidential candidates that well. And it’s a big reason why the contest in Iowa is so volatile and why the caucus outcome could end up being more representative of the mood of national Republicans than in past years when GOP activists here have gone it alone by launching an unlikely front-runner to the top of the field. With a week to go, the state of the race in Iowa generally mirrors the race from coast to coast. Polls show Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker, having lost ground and Texas Rep. Ron Paul having risen, with both still in contention with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at the head of the pack. All the others competing in Iowa — Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bach-

mann and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum — are trailing. But, in a sign that the contest is anyone’s to win, most polls have shown most Republican caucusgoers undecided and willing to change their minds before the contest in a state where the vote typically breaks late in the campaign year.

Many reasons There are a slew of reasons why the Iowa campaign is a much more muted affair than in 2008 — marked by the iconic clash of Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton, who together employed almost 300 staff in Iowa and held blockbuster rallies. This year, there is no contested Democratic primary, given that President Barack Obama has no serious challenger. Only Republicans are competing, and those candidates are approaching the state differently, both visiting and hiring less. Also, like it did everywhere else, the race here started slowly — months later than usual — as a slew of GOP politicians weighed candidacies, only to abort White House bids. Long-time Republican activists here, who often joke that they like to meet the candidates sev-

eral times before deciding, have barely seen the candidates once, much less at all, and no campaign has more than 20 paid staff in the state. All that’s partly a consequence of how technology has changed both the political and media environments in recent years. Campaigns now can more precisely — and cheaply — target their pitches to voters from afar, sending personalized e-mails and YouTube video messages from the candidates to voters directly, and more campaign outreach is being handled by volunteers and through central national websites. And voters themselves now can go online and find information about the candidates without having to wait for the White House hopeful to show up in the town square. “Caucuses don’t exist in a vacuum. They’re not the same every time,” said John Stineman, a West Des Moines Republican activist who ran Steve Forbes 2000 Iowa campaign. “But everything else has changed. Why wouldn’t the caucuses change?” Part of the change has been driven by Romney’s approach to the state. The nominal GOP front-runner for most of the year, Romney has been far less aggressive in

cultivating support in Iowa than in his failed bid of 2008. He’s only spent 10 days in the state this year, compared with 77 days four years ago, in an attempt to lower expectations in the leadoff state where evangelical conservatives have harbored doubts about Romney in light of his Mormon faith and changed positions on some social issues. Paul, the Texas congressman, has been focused more on building a national following than being a one-state candidate. Gingrich only became a serious contender in the state a few weeks ago. And, until recently, he didn’t have the money or manpower to launch a full-scale Iowa campaign, meaning more sporadic visits and a smaller team. He’s struggled to reach all parts of the state more than once; it was just last week that he visited Ottumwa, seat of the county Caviness represents and a medium-size Iowa city uniquely situated in the southeast with its own small media market. Likewise, Perry has not been to Marshalltown, a central Iowa GOP hub about the same size as Ottumwa and home of the staterun veterans home. It would seem like a natural spot for Perry, a former Air Force officer who has sought veterans support. But he also hasn’t visited Fort

Dodge, also another mid-size Iowa city in north-central Iowa on the way to heavily Republican northwest Iowa.

Political strategy Those who have been struggling to gain traction — and who lack the money of better-funded, better-known rivals — are turning to old-fashioned retail campaigning in hopes of wooing voters the traditional way. Bachmann is in the midst of a bus tour that has her crisscrossing the state. And Santorum, who never has broken out of the back of the pack, is betting that a year of one-onone campaigning will pay off in the end. Barb Livingston is proof that, for all the changes, there’s still something to be said for the personal approach. She has struggled all year to find a candidate to back and is basing her decision on a personal impression she had — except that impression was established four years ago, riding around Marshall County with Romney. “When push comes to shove, I had a chance to meet him and travel around with,” said Livingston, a former Marshall County GOP chairwoman. “He’s someone personally I connected with.”

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DEAR ABBY: My daughter is getting a divorce from a wonderful young man I’ve grown very close to. He’s away in the service, and he and my daughter have grown apart. He is in Korea and not able to deal with the situation back at home. He emails me and talks to me on Facebook quite often. When he asks me about my daughter, I am vague. I love him as a son, and I have been crying over this. I’m so upset that I’m having migraines. How do I detach from my son-inlaw while still being there for my daughter? Sad Mother-in-Law in Texas

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Dear Mild-Mannered: Living in a city known for its heavy traffic, I can relate from personal observation that many drivers commit moving violations and an equal number simply make mistakes while behind the wheel. Even I (the saintliest of advice columnists) have done this. While I’m sure my helpful readers will step forward to volunteer suggestions for an “I’m sorry” signal, what I have done when the person pulls up next to me and we’re stopped, is raise both hands (palms up) and say, “I’m sorry!” The shame on my face conveys the message.

Dear Still Paying: If you’re involved in education, then you may be a member of a union. Instead of discussing this with HR, have a chat about it with your union representative. Because you have accepted responsibility for the incident and have completed the requirements of the court, by Mell Lazarus

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Get together with friends, or plan a quiet day for you and your lover. Stick close to home and avoid impulsive decisions that can lead to unsettled situations. Share your thoughts and ideas with someone you want to spend more time with. 3 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You will learn, experience and excel if you travel or take part in an event that interests you. Don’t let a lover or emotional matter stop you from being a participant. You will best any competition you take on if you are diligent. 2 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Get out and visit friends or travel to a destination that promises a little adventure and the potential to meet someone special. Brainstorm with someone who has similar interests and wants to invest in a moneymaking venture. 3 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You won’t do well with incompetence. Save your anger for something worth fighting for. Overspending on a luxury item will lead to accusations of frivolousness. If you are uncertain about something, don’t do it. 3 stars

Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Letters can be mailed to Dear Abby, P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069 or via email by logging onto

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Love and romance are highlighted. Make your actions count. Don’t give in to a bully or someone trying to belittle you. Stand your ground, but don’t feel you have to prove a point by taking on responsibilities that don’t belong to you. 4 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Carelessness will be your downfall. Avoid any situation that may lead to an argument. Concentrate on love and spend time with someone to whom you feel emotionally attached. A little discipline will help you stick to your budget. 5 stars

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I doubt that your job is in jeopardy, and your union rep may be able to give you some peace of mind. If you have no union representation, keep it to yourself. I see nothing to be gained by blabbing about this to your co-workers.

Dear Abby: While driving the streets and highways, we communicate in many ways with our fellow commuters. We can wave, give a “thumbs up,” lay on the horn or, in slow traffic, shout out the window with curses or blessings. More often than not, a “single-finger salute” is flashed in anger, and that sometimes turns into road rage. Instead, we should drive the same way our lives should be lived — with compassion, consideration, attention and awareness of our fellow travelers. When we make mistakes, we should be repentant and signal an “I’m sorry.” Abby, I’m at a loss for a hand signal for “I’m sorry.” Any suggestions? Mild-Mannered Motorist in Virginia

Dear Abby: I work in an educational setting where the emphasis is on accountability, responsibility and being a good role model. I made a terrible decision two years ago and received a DUI while out of town. I’m still ashamed of my choices that night. I accepted all responsibility and completed the necessary requirements through the courts. However, since then I have dreaded someone at work finding out and losing the job I love. Do I talk to my HR department or confess to my supervisor? Or do I just keep it to myself and hope no one finds out? Still Paying the Price in Michigan

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Dear Sad M-I-L: Be honest with him. Tell him that while you love him like a son, the present situation with your daughter is causing you so much emotional conflict that it’s making you physically ill. Explain that you will always be his friend, but that you must distance yourself emotionally somewhat until the divorce is final and he and your daughter have moved further on in their lives. Yours is not a happy situation to be in, and you have my sympathy, but your health must come first.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Someone from your past is likely to cause confusion for you if you take everything you hear to heart. You are best to stick close to home. Make alterations that will add to your comfort and emotional well-being. 3 stars CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Take advantage of any opportunity to get out and visit people you enjoy spending time with, but don’t overindulge or overdo. Moderation will play a key role in how well you get along with others. Compromise will pay off. 3 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Do whatever feels good. Relax and enjoy a movie or a good book. Romance late in the day will ease any stress you’ve been feeling lately. Don’t let the past affect or influence a relationship that is running smoothly now. 2 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Check out your options for year-end festivities. Spending time with friends you feel comfortable around and who are supportive regarding your current situation and future ventures is favored. Past partners will surface, and love is highlighted. 3 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Shake things up. Visit friends or neighbors you enjoy spending time with and share a little festive cheer. Stick to what you know and avoid any impulsive decisions that may burden you with a responsibility you don’t have time for. 4 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Good fortune can be yours if you focus on what needs to be done before the close of the year. Your options are mounting, and a couple of minor alterations in the way you do things will ensure that you advance in the near future. 4 stars

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2 MASTER SUITES Attached tiled sunroom, nice mountain views, on both levels, wood burning fireplace in great room, new laminate flooring/fresh paint. Custom patio and covered front porch. $285,000 ML303148/262388 Deb Kahle 683-6880 WINDERMERE SUNLAND A VIEW WITH A HOME For you Harbor Master wanna-bes! Monitor ship traffic or just enjoy the panoramic country-side views from your deck. Or from your spacious living room through those huge windows! This meticulously maintained 3 Br., 2 bath is a real gem. Spacious kitchen. Great garden patio. Two car garage with a really serious workshop plus carport for boat and RV. Almost 2 acres. Oh yeah, don’t forget the view! $270,000. ML262347. Dick Pilling 417-2811 COLDWELL BANKER UPTOWN REALTY AMAZING VIEWS Open living spaces with great kitchen, propane fireplace and cook stove, full deck and fully fenced yard, 800 sf attached garage, RV parking and hookup, easy care landscaping. $349,900 ML201216/260629 Tanya Kerr 683-6880 WINDERMERE SUNLAND BEAUTY AND CONVENIENCE 1,889 sf of living space in this single floor plan, 2 Br., plus den home. Greatroom, gas fireplace, spacious kitchen, sunny breakfast nook, formal dining room, oversized doors, windows and doorways provide spaciousness and natural light. Fenced rear yard. Front yard maintenance included in HOA dues. $315,000. ML260430. Sheryl Payseno Burley 683-4844 Windermere Real Estate Sequim East

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BEAUTIFUL MTN SUNSETS Architect designed home. 8th tee at Cedars Dungeness Golf Course, maximum advantage of solar gain, new bamboo and tile floors, nicely landscaped with garden shed. $259,000 ML284048/262053 Team Schmidt 683-6880 WINDERMERE SUNLAND BEST VALUE & JUST LISTED Immaculate residence located in an exceptional neighborhood between Sequim and P.A. 1,755 sf, 3 Br., and 2 bath contemporary. Built in 2004 and in like-new condition. Excellent floor plan, with separate tub and shower in master Br. Open floor plan, wood stove, large kitchen accessible to family and living rooms. Beautifully landscaped 1acre site with end of road privacy. Agnew Irrigation, too! An absolutely special home in a park-like location. $224,900. ML262386/303146 Dan Tash 461-2872 COLDWELL BANKER TOWN & COUNTRY

Centrally located in Port Angeles. 1,296 sf, 3 Br., 2.5 bath in a quiet neighborhood. Open living area, kitchen with lots of counter space. Bright windows with views of mountains and the Strait. Private fenced in yard, large detached 2 car garage. $189,000 Call 360477-9597 for more info. Offers with a Buyer's agent considered. CUTE BUNGALOW IN THE CITY 2 Br., 1 bath, 936 sf. Vaulted ceilings. 1 car detached garage. Clean, wallto-wall carpet and vinyl floors. Fenced yard. City water and sewer. $115,000. ML262330/298746 Team Topper 670-9418 COLDWELL BANKER TOWN & COUNTRY ‘G’ IS FOR GORGEOUS SUNRISES Ideal 3 Br., 2 bath, view home makes single story living great. Island and water views right from the kitchen window. This immaculate home features a bright and airy family room with fireplace, great decks and luxurious double walkin closets in the master suite. $275,000. ML261128 Eileen Schmitz 452-1210 JACE The Real Estate Company GET SET FOR SUMMER FUN Dream view 1.9 acre property right on the beachfront of Clallam Bay. Immaculate park model home with covered deck, bunkhouse with bath and extra storage. Fish processing area with everything – even a smoker! RV hookups, too! $245,000. ML261237. Barclay Jennings 452-1210 JACE The Real Estate Company

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A FEW NICKS & BRUISES Yet solid basics make this budget priced 5 plex a wise investment. Good rental history and location. $200,000. ML262234. Harriet Reyenga 457-0456 WINDERMERE P.A. GORGEOUS OLYMPIC MTN VIEW Located on a very nice .93 acre of land right on the corner of Billy Smith and Monroe Rd.1934 cottage that has been freshly painted and has new carpeting. Newer propane stove to keep you cozy. Deck on the south has southern exposure and has great mtn view. Very cute house and a great piece of property fenced and cross fenced. $149,500. ML262140 Vivian Landvik 417-2795 COLDWELL BANKER UPTOWN REALTY Great investment property, or make this cute little bungalow your home. Updated electrical, plumbing, and double pane windows. This property has numerous fruit trees, partial views of the straits and mountains. All of this on an oversized lot. $99,500 ML261959/277355 Jennifer Felton 457-0456 WINDERMERE P.A. HO! HO! HO! Santa has a late gift waiting for you at Highland Estates. 2 Br. plus 2 baths and open living area use the space efficiently. Some of the most beautiful granite ever graces the island and counters in the well equipped kitchen. Fantastic garage has a canning area to keep that work out of the kitchen, plus loads of storage. Nice mountain and marine views. $260,000. ML261765 Pili Meyer 417-2799 COLDWELL BANKER UPTOWN REALTY OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE This home has roomy main level with 3 Br. and 2 baths. Lower daylight basement features an 804 sf finished recreational room and an unfinished workshop. Water view is not panoramic, but is very nice. Attached two car garage. A little updating would make this home truly beautiful. $249,900. ML262390 Linda Ulin 683-4844 Windermere Real Estate Sequim East RIVER FRONTAGE 3 Br., 2 bath manufactured home on 3.5 riverfront acres. Home built in 1992 and has a generous 1,836 sf, split floor plan, wood stove and lots of room to roam down to the Dungeness River. $180,000. ML262367. Mike Fuller Blue Sky Real Estate Sequim 683-3900 SPACIOUS RAMBLER On oversized west side lot. 3 Br., 2 bath, family room with fireplace, formal dining room plus kitchen nook. A private south side patio and much more! $199,000. ML261905 Chuck Turner 452-3333 PORT ANGELES REALTY


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EXCELLENT CONDITION 2 Br., 2 bath, nice floor plan, over 1,400 sf, separate great room, enjoy parkwood amenities. $53,500. ML255353/261603 Terry Peterson 683-6880 WINDERMERE SUNLAND STYLISH AND SOPHISTICATED NW Contemporary style with water view. Architecture optimizes space and dramatic windows/ skylights infuse home with natural light. Hardwood floors, 11’ ceilings, large family room, kitchen with large bar/island and walkin pantry. $349,900. ML260341 Alan Burwell 683-4844 Windermere Real Estate Sequim East SUNLAND BARGAIN Wonderful and Affordable Sunland home. New carpets and freshly painted. Large backyard patio is perfect for entertaining. Large spacious rooms and even an extra room that would be perfect for a hobby or craft room. $169,900. Jim Hardie U-$ave Real Estate 775-7146 THE MORE THE MERRIER The convenient work island makes the cook’s life easier in this 5 Br., 3 bath home on .45 acres in Port Angeles. This open floor plan delivers a spacious great room with fireplace, remodeled kitchen with granite countertops, fenced back yard, 2 car attached as well as a 2 car detached garage with workshop. $344,000. ML261939. Jean Irvine 417-2797 COLDWELL BANKER UPTOWN REALTY VIEW! VIEW! VIEW! Ideal Sequim home makes single story living great. Open kitchen with pantry and your water view right from the kitchen sink window. Large living and great room has views and fireplace and deck. Master suite has two walk-in closets and the master bath has two sinks. Immaculate, viewy, and easy cul-de-sac location. Bright and airy with oodles of windows. Low, low maintenance yard in an area of pretty, viewsome and nicely maintained homes. Island and water views with gorgeous sunrises guaranteed! 452-1210 JACE The Real Estate Company



This home is a wonderful 1st time home buyer investment property! 3 Br., 2 bath, rambler on a 0.26 acre lot. 2 car attached garage and a fully fenced yard. It abuts a greenbelt, so lots of privacy is assured. Sellers are giving a $3,000 credit at closing for a flooring allowance. $159,900. ML262062. Marc Thomsen 417-2782 COLDWELL BANKER UPTOWN REALTY WATER VIEW Beautifully updated 3 Br., 2 bath home with views of the Strait and shipping lanes. Located in the city limits of Sequim. Features include kitchen with solid surface counters, oak cabinets, laminate and tile flooring, heat pump, den or office, fenced in back yard, private patio, circular drive. $198,000. ML262395. Tom Blore Peter Black Real Estate 683-4116


Manufactured Homes

BRAND NEW Marlette double-wide manufactured home. Landscaped front yard, spacious fenced rear yard w/view of Olympic Mtns. Attached garage, electric door opener. Parkwood is an eloquent, well maintained community for 55 and older. Clubhouse activities and features include sauna, spa, game room, full kitchen and exercise room, too. $124,900. ML262375 Chuck Murphy 683-4844 Windermere Real Estate Sequim East Let’s make it a happy New Year for you and me! Buy my single wide with low down and low payments - will carry contract. 2 Br., 1 bath, with new shower stall, appliances, W/D, fridge, stove, and new flooring through out the home. Attached large laundry room or shop. Large deck and carport. 55 park located between Sequim and P.A. Small yard with garden shed and established perrenials and trees. Must see to appreciate. Asking $12,000/obo. 452-4165 or 360-301-5652

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FOUND: Dog. Great Dane, west of P.A. Call to identify. 452-8192 FOUND: Dog. Near Place and Ranger St., P.A. Older male Shih-Tzu, well behaved. Call to identify. 461-7736. FOUND: Dog. Small back and white female, Forks area. 808-0895 FOUND: Dog. Yellow Lab, Golf Course Rd., P.A. 460-3050. LOST PROPERTY? Always check with Clallam County Sheriff’s Office for lost property. 360-417-2268 LOST: Hearing Aid. P.A. area. 457-5127.

Director of Engineering, Planning and Public Works The Port of Port Angeles is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of Engineering, Planning and Public Works. The Director is responsible for all capital construction, maintenance and small works projects involving marinas, terminal dock facilities, log yard facilities, airport, industrial rental properties and equipment. Qualified candidates must have extensive engineering, planning, public works and project/construction management experience preferably in the public sector. Must have in-depth knowledge of local/state/ federal law as it relates to public works projects and planning and environmental issues. The ideal candidate will have a BS or AS in civil or related engineering field with at least 5-10 years of applicable work experience. Salary is DOE with an anticipated hiring range of $65,000 to $85,000. Applications & job descriptions may be obtained at the Port Admin Office, 338 West 1st St., Port Angeles between 8am & 5pm M-F or online at Applications will be accepted until 5pm December 30, 2011. Letters and resumes without an application will not be accepted. Drug testing is required.


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2FER Two great lots for the price of one. These lots are in an excellent neighborhood on Grant Street, near the college and the Park Headquarters. Don’t miss out! $69,900. ML260880. Dave Ramey 417-2800 COLDWELL BANKER UPTOWN REALTY Beautiful parcel close to both Port Angeles and Sequim. Power and water in street on O’Brien Rd. Mountain views. $129,000. ML250687. Clarice Arakawa 457-0456 WINDERMERE P.A. TOWERING EVERGREENS And an open forest floor make this truly a park like setting. A very distinctive plateau would make for an excellent home site with sweeping views of the strait. 2.28 acres conveniently located just west of Port Angeles. $79,900. ML225476 Quint Boe 457-0456 WINDERMERE P.A.



CLEAN UP! This is your opportunity to own Sequim’s leading dry cleaning and laundry business. Full service, well equipped with mostly newer environmentally friendly equipment. Complete turn key operation. Owners willing to train and assist new owner. Perfect corner location with high visibility window frontage. $165,000. ML262073 Dave Sharman or Robert Dodds 683-4844 Windermere Real Estate Sequim East

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Newly remodeled farmhouse, 3 Br., close in. $950. Also, 2 Br., 1.5 bath 2 story, $750. No pets. 457-6181 CENTRAL P.A.: Convenient 1 Br. unfurnished $478. 2 Br. $514-541. 3 Br. $695. + fixed util. no smoke, pet maybe. 452-4258. CLEAN, SPACIOUS 2 Br., W/D. $575 plus dep. 1502 C St., P.A. No smoking/ pets. 360-452-3423 COLLEGE AREA P.A. 2 Br., W/D, fireplace $575, $575 dep., no pets. 452-3423. P.A.: 1 Br. $475-$530. Some pets ok. Dwntown. 425-881-7267. P.A.: Lg. 1 Br. $500 mo. 1st, last, dep. Cats ok. Move-in cost negotiable for qualified applicants. 452-4409. Properties by Landmark. WEST P.A.: 2 Br. $575 + dep. 460-4089.



CENTRAL P.A.: 3 Br., 1 ba, W/D, no smoking. $650 mo., $650 deposit. 457-5352.



JAMES & ASSOCIATES INC. Property Mgmt. HOUSES/APT IN P.A. H 2 br 1 ba......$475 H 2 br 2 ba......$800 H 3 br 2 ba......$990 H 4 br 2 ba....$1000 HOUSES/APT SEQ A 2 br 1 ba......$725 A 2 br 1.5 ba...$825 H 3 br 2 ba......$900 H 2+ br 2 ba....$950 H 3 br 1.5 ba.$1100 H 3 br 2 ba....$1350


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P.A.: 2 Br., 1 ba, newly remodeled, no pets/ smoking. $600 mo., $600 dep. 460-5290. P.A.: 2 Br., 606 S. Laurel. $695. 3 Br., 119 W. 5th St., $1,000. Ref. req. 808-2340.

P.A.: 315 Columbus, 3 Br., 2 ba, lease. $1,050. 457-4966. P.A.: 40’ 5th wheel, 3 slide outs, W/S/G cable and Wifi included. $550. 457-9844, 460-4968 P.A.: Efficient 1 Br., carport, storage. $550 mo. 457-3614. P.A.: Great 1 Br., lots storage, no pets. $575 mo. 452-4671. P.A.: Small 2 Br., 1 ba on dbl lot. $795 mo. 461-0520 Properties by Landmark. SEQUIM: 3 Br., 2 ba, 2 car garage, no smoking/pets, W/D freezer, c;ose to QFC. $1,200 mo. 460-9499, 460-7337

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ROOMMATE wanted, Hadlock area, $400, + util w/extras. $200 dep. 360-301-9521. SEEKING female roomate to share quiet home. 360-797-1397 SEQUIM: Bedroom with bath, private entrance, water view, kitchen privlidges. Must love dogs. $500, dep. 683-2918

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BED: Mismatched plus California king mattress and box springs, great shape, over $1,000 new. Sell for $400/obo. 681-3299 DINING TABLE: 73” long 30” wide, blond finish with 4 chairs. Very nice set. $130. Two matching blond finish coffee tables one large $40, one small $30. 681-4429 or 417-7685 REDECORATE FOR THE HOLIDAYS Victorian wall sconce lamps, $25 ea. Recliner chair, $50. Camel back sofa, brown/plumb tapestry, $150. Small vintage tole painted table, $25. Sewing machine in wood cabinet, $140. Two vintage upholstered side chairs, $50 ea. Wood kitchen table with 4 chairs, $45. Camel back love seat, red pattern, $45. Elegant sofa with exquisite woodwork, $500. Victorian tapestry print and frame, $40. Small stain glass table lamp, $15. These items would make great gifts! 460-0575.


MISC: Beautiful hardwood lighted show case, 51” tall, 60” wide, two glass shelves, mirror back, $700. (3) antique gold velvet captains chairs, $75 each. 360-374-2633 SOFA: Elegant sofa with exquisite carved trim and claw arms, burgundy and cream tapestry fabric, 66” long x 45” wide, excellent condition, paid $1,500 from upscale store. Selling for $500. 460-0575





EAST P.A.: Warehouse/workshop. 22x32 $250 ea. 457-9732 or 457-9527.

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General Merchandise

BIRD CAGE: Prevue-Hendryx Parakeet/ Finch Flight Cage. Model F030 White powdercoat, 3/8” bar spacing. Easy care, sturdy, wheels, 37.25”x 27.5”x49”h interior space, 42”x 32”x 68”h. $150/obo. 457-8385 ELECTRIC BIKE: By “City Bike”. With charger, new condition. $800. 683-6813 ELECTRIC FIREPLACE Cherry wood color, 47.5” wide x 18” deep x 40” high. Great condition. Great use for a classy TV stand. $300. 460-0575. FIREWOOD: $179 delivered SequimP.A. True cord. 3 cord special for $499. Credit card accepted. 360-582-7910. www.portangeles FIREWOOD: $200 cord. 797-1414. GENERATOR: 4,600/ 5,000 watt propane generator. $400. 928-9404 GENERATOR: Coleman Powermate, 3.5 hp, 1850 watts, 68 lbs. $350. 928-3692. MISC: 6-wheeled Jazzy electric scooter, $150. New 4wheeled walker, $100. Electric bed, $50. 457-7605 or 360-384-1592 MISC: Antique woman’s bike, 3 spd, $300. Gas stove, new, $1,200, asking $600. 452-5803.


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FIREWOOD: Dry. $200. 477-8832 MISC: Dona Marie pool table, 8’ solid oak, Italian slate, have all accessories, $2,500/obo. 36” convectional Gen-Air gas stove, stainless steel, $700/obo. Parrot cage, used for chinchilla with accessories, 44”x 37x24, $150/obo. Set of U2 20x7.5 and 5x114.3 with offset of -/+ plus 40 chrome wheels, $600/ obo. 206-496-4549 MISC: Freezer, small upright, 5 cf, Kemmore, excellent condition, $50. Juicer, excellent condition, $25. Patio table with 4 chairs, aluminum, $50. 683-1143. MISC: Lumber rack, new Surefit, fits F250, $220. Handheld marine VHS radio, $125. Garmmand 45 GPS, $80. 360-796-4502 Mobility Scooter 3-wheel, Go-Go Elite traveler. $300. 582-0749 RAINIER YERT: 30’, 2008 Eagle Model, insulated, 6 windows, platform included. $14,000. Natalia 360-774-1445 REMODELING? BUILDING A NEW HOME? Consider this: two sided see-thru propane fireplace. Enjoy heat and the view in two rooms at once. New in crate. Regency Panorama P121. $1,300 - great price! Compare online! 460-0575. SEWING MACHINE Montgomery Ward convertible bed sewing machine. Model UHT J 1414 in wood cabinet. Both excellent condition. Includes all parts and manual. Recently serviced. Used very little. $140. Susan 460-0575 TOOLS: Like new Forney elec. welder, 225 amp ac/150 amp dc, w/face shield, chip hammer, 2 boxes of electrodes, $250/obo. Clean wheel weight metal in 1 lb ingots, $1.50/lb. 5th wheel trailer hitch w/canvas cover, $50. New tire chains, 13”, 14”, 15”, $20/obo. 797-1900, 460-6776 TREADMILL: Excellent condition, $125. 457-4379



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UTILITY TRAILER ‘03 Eagle, 6.5’x13’ deck with side boards, ramps, load on all sides, hauls 3 quads, new tires. $950. 360-640-0320 WANTED Riding lawn mowers, running or not. 206-940-1849. WINDOWS: For greenhouse (12), new, cost $2,500. Sell $600. Can deliver. 360-643-0356


Home Electronics

Desktop Computer Dell Optiplex GX280. Windows XP Pro. 19” Flat Panel Monitor. Stereo speakers and subwoofer. Includes keyboard and mouse. Excellent condition. $195 Call 460-0405. iPAD 2: 16GB, white color, compatible WiFi and blue tooth, original pkg, unopened from Apple. Model A1395. $475. 683-7072. PC: Vaio, 2.4 ghz, 1 gig ram, VID card, mouse, speakers, anti-viral update. Never used. $150. 417-0111, 417-1693



DRUM SET: Pearl Export, 5 piece, all hardware, cymbals and throne. $500. 457-7158 GUITAR: Fender, 12 string, dreadnought acoustic. $300 cash. 460-3986 GUITAR: Very rare Fender Stratocaster, 30th Anniversary #199 of only 250 made. $800. 452-1254 or 460-9466 ORGAN: Kimball, includes extras. $750. 683-8033. PIANO: Upright. Werner, great shape, $600. 565-6609. VIOLIN: 3/4, nice shape. $125/obo. 775-9648


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Sporting Goods

4 Sale: Rifle: HighStandard AR15, .223/Nato. 16” chrome H-barrel,6 pos. stock, Bayonet lug, mil spec comp., 30 rd mag, made in USA to Colt specs, Factory Warranty, New in Box. $825. 360-683-7716

ACOUSTIC GUITAR 36” Synsonics. Great cond., extras. $100/obo. 477-4838. AMMO: 44/40. Box of 50, $18. 477-4563. ANTIQUE: School clock, brass pendulum, exc. cond. $100. 504-5636. BAR CHAIR: Wrought iron, swivel, for breakfast bar. $25. 477-1490 BAR STOOLS: (2) 24” counter height, black/cherry wood . $100 pair. 683-3744. BASKET CHAIR Handcrafted, cedar. $50. 808-3983. BASKETBALL GOAL Lifetime portable, adjustable 7-10 ft. $100 cash. 683-9333. BED FRAME: Queen. $100/obo. 797-3088. Bedroom Furniture $200. 452-4349. BOAT MOTOR: Minnkota 35A, electric. $25. 683-9295. CAMPING COT: King size, aluminum frame, w/carry case. $65/obo. 683-4856. CARRY ON: New, paid $89. Asking $59. 360-202-0928. CELL PHONE: LG enV 3. $40 452-7418 CELL PHONE: SciPhone i68 for AT&T or TMobile. $40. 452-7418 CELLO: Full size, soft case, rosin, turner bow. $150. 452-5302 CHAIN SAW: Old and works. $20. 707-241-5977 CHRISTMAS TREE 7.5’, white lights, used once. $15. 683-3434 CHRISTMAS TREE Expensive Costco, 1500 lights, 3 yrs. old. $50. 681-8879. FREE: Packing boxes. 683-4063

CHRISTMAS VEST New, black wool, Santas and bells, very nice. $20. 504-5636. CLOTHES RACK On wheels, w/top shelf, 38Wx64T. $20. 683-4063 CURIO CABINET: 2 doors, lighted, glass shelves, walnut finish. $150. 683-3744. DIRT BIKE: For parts, will run. $125. 928-3464 ENGINE LIFT: Like new, used once. $100. 241-5977. Exercise Machine Cardio-Fit, excellent cond. $25. 477-1490 FLY ROD: Fenwick Eagle graphite, 6 wt w/Pflueger Medalist reel. $99. 457-6494 FREE: Metal desk. 5’x 32”, side drawers, You haul. 452-9347 FREEZER: Frigidaire, stand up. $120. 681-2775 GUITAR: Classical, w/ hard case, strings, music books. $150 cash. 683-9333. HEATROLA: Estate, wood burning, for garage/shop/cabin. $150. 457-8834. HYDRAULIC JACK: 2 1/4 ton capacity. $25. 683-9295. LADDER: Aluminum 6’, “A” frame, $10. 457-6139 LOVESEAT: Beautiful handcrafted cedar loveseat rocker. $100 808-3983. LUGGAGE: Samsonite, new, dark red, wheels, handle. $195. 360-202-0928. Mini Motorcycle $120. 681-2775. MISC: Collector plates, $10/obo. Jeans, size 12-14, $1. 928-3464. WASHER: Kenmore. $40. 452-5302.

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PENDANT: Turquoise nugget and silver, multi-strands. $200. 683-2175 PET TAXI: For medium dog, weekend feeder and water. $50/obo. 683-0146. QUEEN BED: Frame, (2) sheet sets, comforter set. $150. 775-0028 RAMP: Light weight, 2 piece, 6’. $75/obo. 683-4856 RARE: ‘45 USCG life boat/raft rations. $25/obo. 452-6842. SEAHAWK GIFTS New flag, $5. Throw, $12. Coasters, $5. 457-5746 SHIPPING SCALE Royal Digital, wireless remote. $50. 460-4172 SOFA: Brown leather look, 87”, great shape. $75. 681-6050 SPOT LIGHT: 12V for RV, car, truck. In plastic wrap. $8. 457-6139 STEMWARE: Libbey, new, (6) champagne flutes, festive decor. $3 each. 797-1179. STUDDED TIRES (3) mounted, P215/70 R15. $15 each. 457-5817 TENNIS: (2) used rackets, Donnay & Wilson, carry bag, balls. $20. 452-6842. THERAPY WRAP Gel Caldera, new, large, hot/cold. $20. 683-4063 TOW BAR: Taylormade, for older Chevy S10, like new. $100. 417-3006. TYPEWRITER: Remington. $10. 797-1179 WHEELS: (4) Toyota, from Camry. $40. 457-5817

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GUNS: 1981 Colt 1911 Shooting Ace, 22 cal., like new, $1,500. 1971 Colt single action Frontier Scout revolver, like new, $500. 928-3015 GUNS: Browning BLR 7mm-08, $600 firm. Sturm Ruger Bearcat, 22 LR, $375 firm. Both mint condition. 775-4838.

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POOL TABLE: Coin operated, good condition. $1,000/ obo. 461-1746.

BOXER PUPPIES CKC, only 2 left so hurry. Both females, one brindle, one fawn. $450. 360-460-7858 or 360-460-5485 JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS! Chihuahua mix male puppies. 8 wks., 1 tan, 2 brown. Shots. $200/ obo each. 360-504-2140


LABRADOODLES 1/2 Lab, 1/2 Standard Poodle, black, born Oct. 1st shots, wormed, very sweet. $600. Will hold for Christmas. 360-259-6347

RUGER: Stainless steel Blackhawk 44 mag with ammo. $500. 452-3213. Walther PPK/S 380 ACP Collector James Bond by Interarms stainless w/box & 2 mags, Superb cond., manual and 2 mags $550. 360-477-0321



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KITTENS: CUTE 10 week old black and white kittens. $25. 417-5236, 417-3906 POODLES: Offering AKC Poodles, males and females in a variety of colors (Parti’s and solids), sizes and ages. Rehoming fee set at $150$700. For more information and pictures: 360-452-2579 PUPPIES: Black Lab mixed breed. $50. 452-5290 PUPPIES: Blue/Red Heelers, purebred, no papers. 5 weeks old. $100 each. 360-796-4236 or 360-821-1484


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HONDA: ‘02 VTX 1800. 7K miles. $4,700. 504-2599.

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HONDA: ‘84 Goldwing 1200. 30K mi. $2,400. 461-2627. HONDA: ‘94 XLR. 600 cc, hardly used, good cond. $1,600. 452-5412 HONDA: Fat-Cat. New battery, new oil, fresh tune up, carburator rebuilt, rack to haul out your deer. $1,600 cash 683-8263 HONDA: Trail 90. New tires, runs great! $950. 460-1377. QUAD: ‘87 Honda TRX 125. W/trailer. $1,495/obo. 681-6300 QUAD: Suzuki 250 Quad Sport, reverse, like new. $2,500 firm. 452-3213 YAMAHA: ‘04 Raptor 660 limited edition, black. Brand new clutch, carrier baring in back axel, extra header and pipe. aluminum wheels and meaty tires. this a great looking quad not to mention fast. I’m asking $2,800. Great price. 360-670-6366 YAMAHA: ‘08 4x4 Rhino 700cc. Green Rhino, windshield, roof and sound system. Asking $7900/ obo. For more info call 360-477-6165.

YAMAHA: ‘09 XTR 250. 80 mpg, new 2 mo. ago for $4,900, 700 mi. 1st $3,100 cash. Street/Trail. 670-2562


Recreational Vehicles

5TH WHEEL: ‘02 34’ Big Sky Montana. 3 slides, W/D, great storage. $20,000. 477-7957 5TH WHEEL: ‘03 37’ toy hauler. $19,900/ obo. 460-9556.


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5TH WHEEL: ‘90 28’ Kit. Average cond. $3,500/obo. 360-683-6131 DODGE: ‘68 200 pickup. Camper, good hunting/camping rig. $2,000. 797-1508. MOTOR HOME: ‘02 30’ Winnebago Brave. Low mi., always garaged, must see/ Vortec 8.1, $35,000. 683-4912 MOTOR HOME: ‘75 Newell Coach 35’. Cat, Allison. Will take 20’-24’ cargo trailer or Ford 12’ cube van part trade. $15,000/obo. 460-6979. MOTOR HOME: ‘91 30’ Allegro Bay. 85K, runs/drives well, new brakes, satellite King Dome, very clean. $12,500. 477-9436. MOTORHOME: Southwind by Fleetwood and a Honda Accord tow car, a package deal. Will not separate. We are the original owners. $18,500 COD. Less than the cost of a new car! Call 360-681-0144 TRAILER: ‘04 24’ Coachman Catalina Lite. No slide, exc. cond. $9,500/obo or trade. 797-3770 or 460-8514 TRAILER: ‘05 27’ Okanagan. Excellent, hardly used $12,000/ obo. 417-0549. TRAILER: ‘07 30’ Denali. Dbl. slide, like new. $25,000. 808-5182, 452-6932 TRAILER: ‘09 16’ Casita. Very nice, Porta-Potty, micro. $9,500. 683-5871. TRAILER: ‘82 19’ Terry. New 13’ awning, refrigerator, A/C, everything works, must see. $3,300. 683-1032 TRAILER: ‘88 26’ Shasta Riviera. Air, needs interior work. $1,000/obo. 206-794-1104 TRAILER: ‘94 Terry. $5,900. 681-7381


TRAILER: ‘99 24’ Mallard. New cond. $6,500/obo. 797-3730 WANTED: Award travel trailer. 683-8810


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CHEV ‘03 S10 ZR5 CREWCAB 4X4 82K orig. miles, 4.3 liter Vortec V6, auto, loaded! Black exterior in great cond! Black leather interior in exc. shape! Dual power seats, CD, cruise, tilt, privacy glass, air, dual airbags, bedliner, tow, diamond plate tool box, and bed caps, alloy wheels! Very nice S10 at our no haggle price of only $9,995

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CHEV: ‘01 Blazer. 4x4. 144K mi., runs great. $3,900. 460-8155. CHEV: ‘05 Colorado Ext Cab. 61,600 miles with Z71, Toyo A/t tires, bed liner, tool box, running boards. Interior options include Cruise, A/C, Tilt, power windows and doors, cd/mp3 player. $12,800. Call 460-3586 CHEV: ‘91 K5 Blazer. 93k, Immaculate. Loaded, ALL original, 350FI, Auto, 4x4, Adult Owned, non smoker, never off roaded. Build sheet, owner’s and shop manuals. Runs and Drives Like New. $10,750. 360-452-7439 DODGE ‘04 DAKOTA CLUB CAB 4X4 SLT PICKUP 4.7 liter V8, 5 speed manual, alloy wheels, new tires, spray-in bedliner, tow package rear sliding window, power windows, door locks, mirrors, and drivers seat, cruise, tilt, air, CD, dual front airbags. Kelley Blue Book value of $12,240! Clean inside and out! Only 81,000 miles! Stop by Gray Motors today! $9,995 GRAY MOTORS 457-4901


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CHEV: ‘00 Tahoe. Low miles, lots of extras. Good tires. $7,950. 360-477-6969 CHEV: ‘94 Silverado 2500. Good cond. $5,500. 683-4830.



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FORD: ‘03 F150. 4WD 5.4L, 117K, leather CD, new Nokian tires, dark green/tan, very nice. $12,500. Curt at 460-8997.

CHEV: ‘97 Blazer. Runs great. $3,150/ obo. 681-6300. DODGE: ‘07 Durango. White, gray leather int., 87K, power, exc. cond., seats 8. $15,850. 460-6155. FORD ‘00 RANGER XLT 4 DOOR 4X4 OFF ROAD 4.0 liter V6, 5 speed manual trans, blue metallic exterior in great shape! Gray cloth interior in great cond! Power windows, door locks, mirrors, Pioneer CD, sliding window, air, spray-in bedliner, 17: polished aluminum American Racing wheels, privacy glass, 2 owners! Clean little ranger at our no haggle price of only $5,995

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FORD ‘04 F350 XLT 4X4 SUPERDUTY CREWCAB LB DUALLY 103K original miles! 6.0 liter Powerstroke turbo diesel V8, 6 spd manual trans, white exterior in exc. cond! Tan cloth interior in great cond! Pioneer touch screen head unit, cruise, tilt, sliding window, spray-in bedliner, running boards, alloy wheels, tow, no 5th wheel or goose neck! $6,400 below Kelley Blue Book at our no haggle price of only $18,995

Carpenter Auto Center 681-5090 FORD: ‘00 F150 Lariat Ext. cab. Fiberglass cover, 162K mi., 1 owner, new tires/battery. $8,000/obo. 452-2225 FORD: ‘00 Ranger XLT. 4x4 Off Road edition, 4.0 V6, 160K, extended cab, auto, tow, bedliner, clean. $5,950. 457-4363.

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GMC: ‘84 Jimmy 4x4. $500. 460-9776.

CHEV: ‘95 Lumina minivan. V6, 7 pass. $2,000. 457-1053.

GMC: ‘95 Jimmy SLE. Rebuilt 4.3 Vortec engine, fully loaded, 181K, good condition. $3,500/obo. 477-4838

CHRYSLER: ‘05 Town and Country LTD. 1 owner, great cond. 73,200 miles. $10,500. 683-1957.

JEEP: ‘98 Wrangler Sport. 89K hwy. mi. $7,900. 360-580-1741 FORD: ‘08 Super Duty F350 4x4 crew cab. 6.4L V-8 diesel King Ranch. 16K miles, 20K in options. Exc. cond., never smoked in. Dealer maintained. Power Glide removable 5th wheel hitch. $39,900. Ron at 360-477-9659 FORD: 1989 F250 4WD 460, canopy. 101K mi. $3,000. 808-5182, 452-6932 FORD: ‘87 F250. 4x4 standard, 6.9 liter diesel. $3,200. 457-5649 FORD: ‘90 Bronco Eddie Bauer. EFI 5.8, OD, air, CD, clean, straight, runs excel. $2,900. 808-0153. FORD: ‘95 Aerostar. 170K, 4x4, lots new parts, good cond. $1,300/obo. 457-4347 FORD: ‘98 Explorer. runs great. $2,500/ obo. 206-794-1104. FORD: ‘99 F-150 XLT 4X4 Triton. 5.4L 110K Mi. Moving! MUST SELL. $6,500/ obo. GREAT DEAL! 206-300-9007 FORD: ‘99 F250. 7.3L diesel. 154K, 4 dr. $13,500. 912-2323. GMC ‘05 SIERRA CREW CAB Z71 SLE 4X4 PICKUP 5.3 liter Vortec V8, auto, alloy wheels, new tires, spray-in bedliner, tow package, rear sliding window, keyless entry, power windows, door locks, mirrors and drivers seat, cruise, tilt, dual zone air, CD stereo, dual front airbags. Kelley Blue Book value of $22,377! Only 58,000 miles! Immaculate condition inside and out! Stop by Gray Motors today to save some serious bucks on your next truck! $16,995 GRAY MOTORS 457-4901


NISSAN: 01 Pathfinder. 134K, 6 cyl., auto, air, tilt, cruise, all power, sun/moon roof, AM/FM CD iPod, tow pkg., nonsmoker. $7,400. 457-3891 TOYOTA ‘01 SEQUOIA LIMITED 4X4 4.7 liter I-Force V8, auto, loaded! Dark metallic green exterior in great condition! Gray leather interior in great shape! Dual power seats, moon roof, 6 disc CD with JBL sound, VHS entertainment, 3rd seat, rear air, cruise, tilt, side airbags, tint, running boards, tow, chrome 17” wheels! Local trade! Very nice Sequoia at our no haggle price of only $8,995

FORD ‘95 F350 XL CREWCAB LB 2WD 69K original miles! 1 owner! 7.5 liter (460ci) V8, auto, blue exterior in great condition! Blue cloth/ vinyl interior in great shape! Cassette stereo, running boards, spray-in bedliner, matching canopy, 16” alloy wheels, front captains chairs, tow. Extremely low mileage F-Series at our no haggle price of only $4,995

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FORD: ‘85 F150. Cherry, 61K original miles, turn key and start, runs great. $4,250. 928-2181. FORD: ‘92 E250 van. Ladder rack, interior racks, good runner. $1,800. 460-9257.

TOYOTA: ‘79 Land Cruiser. Mil-spec inline 6, 67K, barn doors w/jump seats. $5,700. 670-1146.

FORD: ‘92 Econo 150 van work truck, 185K, runs god. $2,100. 452-9363.

TOYOTA: ‘87 4-Runner 4x4. As is. $1,800. 477-0577.

GMC: ‘00 3500 utility truck. 6.5 liter diesel, 151K mi., 4 studded tires, good condition. $7,800. 683-3425.



CHEV: ‘06 Silverado 4x4 p/u, 3/4T. Ex cab, 6L V8 <36k mi. Lots of extras. Ex cond. $21,500. 360-460-8285 CHEV: ‘79 1 ton service truck, 88K, 4 sp, 350, 7K Onan generator, 3 air tanks, 110 outlets, etc. $3,980. 360-302-5027 DODGE ‘02 GRAND CARAVAN ES ALL WD 3.8 liter V6, auto, loaded! Dark metallic blue exterior in great cond! Gray leather interior in great shape! Dual power seats, dual power sliding doors, 4 disk CD changer, cruise, tilt with controls, quads, 3rd seat, privacy glass, roof rack, premium alloys with 75% rubber! A ton of van at our no haggle price of only $6,995

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DODGE ‘05 GRAND CARAVAN SE 3.3 liter V6, auto, loaded, white exterior in excellent cond. Gray cloth interior in great condition! Power seat, dual sliding doors, CD, dual airbags, cruise, tilt, privacy glass, roof rack, dual climate, rear air, aftermarket 16” alloys with 70% rubber! Great little van at our no haggle price of only $6,995

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HONDA: ‘00 Odyssey EX. Runs great, 212K $3,900. 385-2012. HONDA: ‘95 Accord. Runs excellent, very clean, 48K, 4 cylinder. $4,000. 360-797-3865 PONTIAC: ‘86 Fiero. 91K miles, well taken care of. Great Christmas gift! Collector’s item! Good mpg! $3,000. 775-9754



ACURA: ‘90 Acura Integra LS. Barbie Pink. 5 speed. 133,000 mi. Runs and drives great! Cruise control, underglow, sunroof, exhaust, much more! Minor body damage. $5,500/obo. See online add for more info. 360-461-4154. BUICK ‘05 LACROSSE SEDAN 3.8 liter Series III V6 engine, auto, alloy wheels, keyless entry, power windows, door locks, mirrors, and driver seat, cruise, tilt, air, CD stereo, OnStar, dual front airbags. Kelley Blue Book value of $13,015! Sparkling clean inside and out! One owner! Only 29,000 miles! Stop by Gray Motors today! $9,995 GRAY MOTORS 457-4901 CADILLAC: ‘00 El Dorado ETC. 80K, black/black, leather, beautiful, must see. $6,800. 681-3093. CADILLAC: ‘84 El Dorado. Exc. 60K. $10,500. 452-7377.


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1. A request has been received from the U.S. Department of Agriculture/Forest Service for Clallam County to accept a new portion of a road into the County road system.

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NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Clallam County Commissioners, in consideration of the above findings of fact: 1. It is the intention of the Board of Clallam County Commissioners to establish a county road as described in the Easement recorded AFN# 2011-1261384, and to declare that it is a public necessity that the road be established.


2. That a public hearing be held at 10:30 a.m., on January 10, 2012, in the Commissioners Meeting Room, Room 160, Clallam County Courthouse, at which hearing the Board will consider the above request. 3. The County Road Engineer is directed to report on the project and give notice as required by R.C.W. 36.81.070.

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FORD: ‘92 Taurus GL. V6, 139,000 miles. Nearly new tires and new battery. Good cond. $1,700/obo. Call 360-808-2523. FORD: ‘99 Ford Escort. 156,000 miles, 35 MPG, excellent condition, has many repairs, good tires 4 extra rims, have receipts, owner Chilton manuals. $2,500/obo. 360-461-6214 360-912-2858 HONDA: ‘00 EK Hatch. New swap, B18C type R suspension, yellow HID lights, Apexi exhaust, intake, 118K miles. $5,500. 452-9693, 461-6506 HONDA: ‘89 CRX HF. $2,500. 683-1006. HYUNDAI: ‘09 Sonata Limited. Black beauty, all the options plus tinted windows and navigation system, extra set of wheels and tires. $17,800. 477-3191. JAGUAR: ‘90 XJS Coupe. Black, tan int., only 42K mi., car is like brand new in/out, mechanically. $11,750 Call John, Euro Auto Works 683-3876.


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FORD: ‘74 F250 Camper Special. Body and interior are exc. 390 eng w/auto. $900/obo. 477-1949

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TOYOTA: ‘94 4-Runner. Sunroof, lifted, big tires, power windows and seats, leather interior, good shape. $4,500. 452-9693


PASSED AND ADOPTED this twentieth day of December 2011 BOARD OF CLALLAM COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Stephen P. Tharinger, Chair Michael C. Chapman Howard V. Doherty, Jr. ATTEST: Trish Holden, CMC, Clerk of the Board Pub: Dec. 26, 2011, Jan. 3, 2012

MERCEDES-BENZ ‘01 E430 ALL WD SEDAN 4.3 liter V8, auto, 4Matic All WD, 20” rims, tinted windows, sunroof, keyless entry, power windows, door locks, mirrors, seats, and headrests, leather seating, dual zone climate control, air, cruise, tilt, 6 disc CD changer, 8 airbags. Kelley Blue Book value of $15,609! Extra clean inside and out! Only 79,000 m i l e s ! G o o d mechanical condition! Loaded with options! Stop by Gray Motors today! $7,995 GRAY MOTORS 457-4901


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No. 11-2-00754-8 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF CLALLAM CITIMORTGAGE, INC., its successors in interest and/or assigns, Plaintiff, v. UNKNOWN HEIRS OF KENT G. BOWMAN; UNKNOWN HEIRS OF SHEILA WILLIAMSBOWMAN; THERESA DAWN LUCAS; WAYNE BOWMAN; JENNIFER BOWMAN; WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES; Occupants of the Premises; and any persons or parties claiming to have any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the real property described in the complaint, Defendants. TO THE DEFENDANTS Unknown Heirs of Kent G. Bowman; Unknown Heirs of Sheila WilliamsBowman; Occupants of the Premises; and any persons or parties claiming to have any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the real property described in the complaint: You are hereby summoned to appear within sixty (60) days after the date of the first publication of this summons, to wit, within sixty (60) days after November 28, 2011, and defend the real property foreclosure action in Clallam County Superior Court, and answer the complaint of CitiMortgage, Inc., (“Plaintiff”). You are asked to serve a copy of your answer or responsive pleading upon the undersigned attorneys for Plaintiff at its office stated below. In case of your failure to do so, judgment will be rendered against you according to the demand of the complaint, which has been filed with the Clerk of said Court. The purpose of this lawsuit is to obtain a judgment, and if not immediately paid, to be satisfied through the foreclosure of real property located in Clallam County, Washington, and legally described as follows: LOT 5 IN FULL MOON SUBDIVISION, AS RECORDED IN VOLUME 12 OF PLATS, PAGE 52, RECORDS OF CLALLAM COUNTY,WASHINGTON. Commonly known as: 103 Full Moon Trail, Port Angeles, WA 98363. DATED this 19th day of November, 2011. ROUTH CRABTREE OLSEN, P.S. By Janaya L. Carter, WSBA #32715 Lauren Davidson Humphreys, WSBA #41694 Valerie I. Holder, WSBA #42968 Attorneys for Plaintiff 13555 SE 36th Street, Ste 300 Bellevue, WA 98006 Pub: Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011, Jan. 2, 2012


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Peninsula Five-Day Forecast TODAY






High 44

Low 36





Cloudy, rain.

Occasional rain.

Periods of rain.

Remaining cloudy with rain possible.

Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain.

Cloudy with rain possible.

The Peninsula A storm system pushing toward British Columbia and Washington will bring another cloudy day across the Peninsula today. There will be a little rain in the morning, then rain will become steadier during the afternoon. Snow levels will be around 2,000 feet, above which 1-3 inches of snow will accumulate through the afternoon. The storm system will bring additional rain and mountain snow tonight, possibly heavy at times. Snow levels will be around 2,500 feet. Periods of rain and mountain snow are expected Tuesday as well.

Victoria 45/42 Neah Bay 45/40

Port Townsend 45/39

Port Angeles 44/36

Sequim 44/38

Forks 44/37

Port Ludlow 45/38

Bellingham 42/35 Olympia 46/36

Aberdeen 46/41

Seattle 47/38

Temperatures are todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highs and tonightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lows.

Spokane 33/25

Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. Š 2011

Marine Forecast Considerable cloudiness today with occasional rain followed by a steadier rain. Wind from the southeast at 6-12 knots. Wave heights 1-3 feet. Visibility under 3 miles. Periods of rain tonight. Wind from the south-southeast at 6-12 knots. Wave heights 1-3 feet. Visibility under 3 miles at times. Rain at times tomorrow. Wind south-southeast at 3-6 knots. Wave heights 1-3 feet. Visibility under 3 miles at times.


TABLE Location High Tide LaPush Port Angeles Port Townsend Sequim Bay*

1:40 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 4:41 a.m. 2:13 p.m. 6:26 a.m. 3:58 p.m. 5:47 a.m. 3:19 p.m.




Low Tide


8.0â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 9.0â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 8.1â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 6.8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 9.7â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 8.2â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 9.1â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 7.7â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

7:03 a.m. 7:38 p.m. 9:49 a.m. 9:41 p.m. 11:03 a.m. 10:55 p.m. 10:56 a.m. 10:48 p.m.

2.4â&#x20AC;&#x2122; -1.1â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 5.1â&#x20AC;&#x2122; -1.4â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 6.6â&#x20AC;&#x2122; -1.8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 6.2â&#x20AC;&#x2122; -1.7â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

High Tide 2:22 a.m. 1:47 p.m. 5:18 a.m. 3:08 p.m. 7:03 a.m. 4:53 p.m. 6:24 a.m. 4:14 p.m.



Low Tide


8.1â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 8.6â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 8.1â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 6.3â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 9.7â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 7.6â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 9.1â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 7.1â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

7:51 a.m. 8:20 p.m. 10:49 a.m. 10:24 p.m. 12:03 p.m. 11:38 p.m. 11:56 a.m. 11:31 p.m.

2.3â&#x20AC;&#x2122; -0.6â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 4.7â&#x20AC;&#x2122; -0.8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 6.1â&#x20AC;&#x2122; -1.0â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 5.7â&#x20AC;&#x2122; -0.9â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

National Forecast Monday, December 26, 2011

High Tide Ht 3:02 a.m. 2:32 p.m. 5:52 a.m. 4:06 p.m. 7:37 a.m. 5:51 p.m. 6:58 a.m. 5:12 p.m.

8.0â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 8.0â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 7.9â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 5.7â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 9.5â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 6.9â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 8.9â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 6.5â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

Low Tide Ht 8:39 a.m. 9:00 p.m. 11:53 a.m. 11:06 p.m. 1:07 p.m. ----1:00 p.m. -----

2.3â&#x20AC;&#x2122; -0.1â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 4.2â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 0.1â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 5.5â&#x20AC;&#x2122; --5.2â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ---

*To correct for Dungeness Bay subtract 15 minutes for high tide, 21 minutes for low tide.

Seattle 47/38 Billings 46/25 Minneapolis 42/23

Denver 50/20


Atlanta 61/43

Jan 16


Jan 22

City Hi Lo W Athens 47 44 c Baghdad 61 36 s Beijing 38 18 s Brussels 49 39 c Cairo 62 48 s Calgary 36 30 pc Edmonton 27 19 s Hong Kong 65 54 s Jerusalem 54 39 sh Johannesburg 78 55 r Kabul 52 23 s London 54 45 pc Mexico City 75 41 pc Montreal 28 21 pc Moscow 34 25 sn New Delhi 71 41 pc Paris 51 39 pc Rio de Janeiro 80 71 r Rome 53 36 s Stockholm 45 37 pc Sydney 80 65 t Tokyo 43 34 pc Toronto 38 35 pc Vancouver 43 41 r Weather (W): prcp-precipitation, s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, r-rain, t-thunderstorms, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice.

Houston 55/39

Showers T-storms Rain Flurries Snow Ice -10s -0s

Jan 8

New York 45/34

El Paso 46/30

Moon Phases Full

Detroit 40/31 Washington 47/34

Los Angeles 73/49

Sunset today ................... 4:25 p.m. Sunrise tomorrow ............ 8:04 a.m. Moonrise today ................ 9:18 a.m. Moonset today ................. 7:11 p.m.


Chicago 42/32 Kansas City 46/26

San Francisco 54/43

Sun & Moon

World Cities Today

Yakima Kennewick 36/23 42/29

Shown is todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s weather.

Yesterday Statistics are for the 24-hour period ending at 2 p.m. yesterday High Low Prcp YTD P. Angeles 45 37 0.05 17.30 Forks* 51 45 1.20 112.80 Seattle 49 42 0.03 34.46 Sequim 50 38 trace 16.32 Hoquiam 49 39 0.19 64.61 Victoria 46 34 0.15 30.22 P. Townsend 55 42 0.02 16.57 *Data from Saturday

Dec 31

Everett 45/39


Fronts Cold

Miami 82/69

Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day. Forecast high/low temperatures are given for selected cities.


Stationary 10s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s 110s


National Cities Today City Albuquerque Anchorage Astoria Atlanta Atlantic City Baltimore Bend Billings Bismarck Boise Boston Buffalo Charleston, SC Cheyenne Chicago Cincinnati Coeur dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Alene Corvallis Dallas Denver Des Moines Detroit Eugene Fairbanks Helena Honolulu Houston Juneau

Hi 47 17 46 61 49 48 42 46 45 39 44 39 63 46 42 45 36 48 49 50 44 40 45 -18 38 81 55 32

Lo 27 9 42 43 26 28 29 25 17 30 33 31 44 21 32 33 26 40 34 20 27 31 38 -23 20 69 39 26

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City Kansas City Las Vegas Little Rock Los Angeles Miami Milwaukee Minneapolis Nashville New Orleans New York Oklahoma City Omaha Orlando Palm Springs Philadelphia Phoenix Portland, OR Raleigh Reno Sacramento St. Louis Salt Lake City San Antonio San Diego San Francisco Sioux Falls Sun Valley Washington, DC

Hi 46 60 48 73 82 43 42 54 68 45 48 44 76 72 47 65 46 56 50 55 45 42 56 70 54 45 34 47

Lo 26 37 36 49 69 29 23 40 52 34 29 22 62 44 33 42 39 37 24 34 34 24 36 46 43 21 20 34

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National Extremes Yesterday (For the 48 contiguous states)

High: 84 at Crystal River, FL

Low: -18 at West Yellowstone, MT

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