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U.S. 101 work zone speed will drop 45 mph limit starts Tuesday BY PAUL GOTTLIEB PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
AGNEW â€” Prepare to drive 45 mph beginning Tuesday on a 3.5-mile, construction-busy stretch of U.S. Highway 101
between Port Angeles and Sequim. Thatâ€™s where a 52-year-old man died last week in a threevehicle collision along the twolane stretch that remained 55 mph after work crews began a widening project. The state Department of Transportation will lower the speed limit Tuesday just as soon as workers install new speed-
limit signs along the highway between Shore and Kitchen-Dick roads. Itâ€™s where workers with heavy equipment are widening it from to two to four lanes â€” and where drivers may be getting distracted by all the construction fuss,â€? Project Engineer Jerry Moore said Friday. â€œIâ€™m trying to rush-order the signs in.â€?
Since the collision, residents have expressed concerns about the 55-mph speed limit, he said. â€œWe are responding to [the concern that] maybe there is an issue of too many people not paying attention to the roadway,â€? Moore added. â€œWe are responding to peopleâ€™s questions, asking is there something to do.â€?
Bryan Crawford of Port Angeles was traveling eastbound at 8:30 a.m. Monday when he was struck by one of two vehicles that had collided in the westbound lane after one of those vehicles had struck the other from the rear, the State Patrol said. Crawford died at the scene, the State Patrol said. TURN
A bridge near you could tumble 9 steel spans like I-5 one that fell ring N. Peninsula BY PAUL GOTTLIEB PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
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A Clallam County road crew inspects the steel-truss bridge that carries Quillayute Road over the Sol Duc River after a truck clipped an overhead component in 2012. The bridge regularly suffers truck hits.
Nine truss bridges similar to the Interstate 5 span that collapsed Thursday evening over the Skagit River traverse rivers in Clallam and Jefferson counties. And they present a similar danger of failure, local officials said. Hereâ€™s the North Olympic Peninsula inventory of â€œthrough-trussâ€? bridges â€” most on U.S. Highway 101 â€” in which trusses are above, not below, bridge decks, as outlined Friday by the state Department of Transportation and officials of both counties: â– One is a collision-prone Clallam County bridge on Quillayute Road that crosses the Sol Duc River 4 miles west of Forks. â– Six are state bridges that carry U.S. 101 over the Sol Duc and Calawah rivers in Clallam Countyâ€™s West End. â– Two are U.S. 101 bridges that stretch across the Big Quilcene and Hoh rivers in East and West Jefferson County. Also led by steel trusses â€” albeit modern ones â€” is the 1.5-mile Hood Canal
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Bridge, the third-longest floating bridge in the world that is split by Jefferson and Kitsap counties. Installed in 2010, the entrance trusses to the floating span are considered modern engineering and are not accident-prone. Like the I-5 bridge in Skagit, the old North Olympic Peninsula steel-truss bridges are considered functionally obsolete because they do not meet present-day volume and vertical-clearance standards, Transportation Regional Operations Engineer Chris Keegan said.
Bridges inspected That doesnâ€™t mean they are unsafe, county and state officials said. They are inspected by Transportation once every two years. â€œOur bridges are in pretty good shape,â€? said Bob Martin, Clallamâ€™s public works administrative director and the countyâ€™s former head of emergency services. â€œSome need to be retrofitted to be seismically sound,â€? he added. But the spans are not immune from the same consequences that befell the Skagit River bridge near Mount Vernon, county officials said. TURN
I-5 collapse seen as national warning BY DONNA G. BLANKINSHIP THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
MOUNT VERNON â€” The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board said Saturday that the Skagit River bridge collapse on Interstate 5 is a wake-up call for the nation. â€œThis is a really significant event and we need to learn from it, not just in Washington but around the country,â€? Debbie Hersman said after taking a boat ride on the Skagit River below
the dramatic scene where a truck bumped against the steel framework, collapsing the bridge. The Thursday evening crash sent two vehicles and three people 50 feet into the chilly water. All suffered only minor injuries. Investigators need to find out what happened near Mount Vernon and if it could be repeated at similar bridges around the country, Hersman said.
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Memorial Day observances are scheduled throughout the North Olympic Peninsula on Monday.
Port Angeles Memorial rites PORT ANGELES â€” The public is invited to a memorial service from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. today at
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Detoured traffic meanders across the Burlington Boulevard bridge over the Skagit TURN TO SKAGIT/A7 River, top, following the collapse of the Interstate 5 bridge.
the Captain Joseph House, 1108 S. Oak St. The service will honor military men and women who have died while serving their nation. There will be a special tribute to three Green Beret soldiers â€” Capt. Joseph Schultz, Sgt. 1st Class Marty Apolinar and Staff Sgt. Aaron Blasjo â€” who were killed in action in Afghanistan
nearly two years ago. Following the ceremony, Port Angeles Mayor Cherie Kidd will participate in a groundbreaking ceremony for the upcoming remodeling of the Captain Joseph House. The Captain Joseph House Foundation is a nonprofit charity formed to provide support to families of fallen service members. TURN
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Newsmakers Celebrity scoop ■ By The Associated Press
Star accused of bong toss out window ACTRESS AMANDA BYNES appeared disheveled in a long blond wig and sweats Friday in a New York criminal court where she was charged with reckless endangerment after police said she heaved a marijuana bong out of her Manhattan apartment building. The 27-year-old former child star was arrested Thursday evening, after building officials at her mid- Bynes town apartment called police to complain she was rolling a joint and smoking pot in
out tonight, decided upon by a jury headed by Steven Spielberg. And while this year’s festival has boasted a cinematic feast, no single film is believed to have clearly set itself apart from the pack. At least half a dozen films seem to have a realistic chance of winning Cannes’ top prize, including the Coen brothers’ 1960s folk tale “Inside Llewyn Davis,” Paolo Sorrentino’s rollicking Roman party “The Great Beauty,” Asghar Farhadi’s domestic drama “The Past,” James Gray’s 1920s Ellis Island melodrama Palme d’Or tossup “The Immigrant” and After two weeks, 20 films Abdellatif Kechiche’s lesbian coming-of-age tale and parade after parade “Blue is the Warmest Color.” down the red carpet, the Steven Soderbergh’s Cannes Film Festival has Liberace melodrama not produced a clear-cut “Behind the Candelabra,” frontrunner for the Palme starring Michael Douglas, d’Or. will air on HBO at 8 tonight The prestigious award, after the Cannes closing cergiven to the best film in competition, will be handed emony.
the lobby. The officers went to her apartment on the 36th floor, where they said they saw heavy smoke and a bong sitting on the kitchen counter. They said she tossed the bong out the window in front of them, prosecutors said. She then said to police: “It was just a vase,” according to Manhattan assistant district attorney Chikaelo Ibeabuchi. The judge released her on her own recognizance and gave her a July 9 court date.
Passings By The Associated Press
FLYNN ROBINSON, 72, who was on the 19711972 Lakers team that won Los Angeles its first NBA title, has died. The Los Angeles Times reported that Mr. Robinson died Thursday at an L.A. hospital from cancer. The reserve guard was dubbed “Mr. Instant Point” by Lakers announcer Chick Hearn. He averaged nearly 10 points in 16 minutes off the bench during the season. Mr. Robinson averaged 14 points per game during his professional career. He was an All-Star with the Milwaukee Bucks during the 1969-1970 season and during his eight years in the NBA also played for the Cincinnati Royals, Chicago Bulls and Baltimore Bullets. His final season was 1973-1974, playing for the San Diego Conquistadors of the defunct American Basketball Association.
The Washington Post reported that he died at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Mr. Johnson Md. In a statement to the Post newsroom, Managing Editor Kevin Merida said Mr. Johnson died of a heart attack. Mr. Johnson was awarded a Pulitzer in 1966 for national reporting on the civil rights struggle in Selma, Ala., while with the Washington Evening Star. He spent about 12 years at the Star before joining its chief rival, The Washington Post, in 1969. Mr. Johnson was a columnist for the Post from 1977 to 1994.
_________ DICK EVEY, 72, a tackle who played most of his eight seasons in the NFL with the Chicago
Bears, has died. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service in Maryville, Tenn., said Mr. Evey he died in 1970 Thursday at the Ben Atchley State Veterans Home in Knoxville, Tenn., after a long illness. Mr. Evey played from 1964-1969 with the Bears, who selected him out of Tennessee in the first round of the 1964 draft.
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■ CAMPING FEES IN Olympic National Park range from $10 at most campgrounds to $18 at Kalaloch. The wrong starting fee was given in an article Friday on Page B10. Also, reservations at the Kalaloch campground are now being taken for the period of June 20 to Sept. 3. Until then, campsites are available on a firstcome, first-served basis.
SINCE PRESIDENT OBAMA took office, the Democratic Party has lost nine governorships, 56 members of Congress and two Senate seats. _________ In his defense, Obama The Peninsula Daily News strives at all times for accuracy and fairsaid, “Well, I did promise ness in articles, headlines and photographs. To correct an error or to change.” clarify a news story, phone Executive Editor Rex Wilson at 360-417Conan O’Brien 3530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HAYNES JOHNSON, 81, a pioneering WashingPeninsula Lookback ton journalist who won a From the pages of the PENINSULA DAILY NEWS Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the civil rights move- 1938 (75 years ago) attacks everybody.” ments and migrated from Martin wants the Gov. Clarence Martin newspapers to television, boundaries of the proposed was accused by the secrebooks and teaching, died national park reduced to tary of interior in a radio Friday. broadcast of “misrepresen- preserve the availability of tation” that made it appear lands for timber and minSeen Around that President Franklin D. ing. Peninsula snapshots Roosevelt gave an implied 1963 (50 years ago) promise to abandon his A MARROWSTONE wish for a large Olympic The Ted Butcher Pole ISLAND resident, visiting National Park. Yard in Sequim has shut Chicago, strolls down her Interior Secretary Hardown, and all equipment 19th-floor hotel corridor old L. Ickes, in an address has been moved to Copalis and surprisingly bumps delivered from Seattle and Beach in Grays Harbor into an acquaintance Spokane radio stations, County. exiting a nearby room — Darle Whitney, yard also from Marrowstone . . . said he’s clearing up “misapprehensions” based on manager, said one of the WANTED! “Seen Around” reasons for closing the yard the governor’s recent visit items. Send them to PDN News are the continuing comto the nation’s capital. Desk, P.O. Box 1330, Port Angeles plaints of neighbors who Martin, while attending WA 98362; fax 360-417-3521; or object to the smoke and a banquet in Seattle, email news@peninsuladailynews. com. noise. replied: “Oh, Ickes. He
Most of the cedar logs bought for the yard — which made them into utility poles — were bought in Jefferson and Clallam counties, Whitney said.
1988 (25 years ago) The disagreement between Sequim City Hall and the North Olympic Library continues, with the city saying the library cannot cut services and the library believing it can. City Attorney Ken Williams told the City Council that the library system cannot make service cuts that affect only residents of Sequim. But Library Board
member Bob Norris, who represents the East End, and system Director Jo Davies questioned that opinion. The situation began in December when the city decided to cancel its annual $58,752 contract with the library system, saying it could afford to pay only $30,000. In February, voters overwhelmingly approved annexing the city library to the Clallam County-wide library district. Still, the library is short the additional $28,752 that the city contract would have paid.
Looking Back From the files of The Associated Press
TODAY IS SUNDAY, May 26, the 146th day of 2013. There are 219 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On May 26, 1913, Actors’ Equity Association was organized by a group of actors at the Pabst Grand Circle Hotel in New York; the union’s first president was Francis Wilson. On this date: ■ In 1521, Martin Luther was banned by the Edict of Worms because of his religious beliefs and writings. ■ In 1868, the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson ended with his acquittal on the remaining charges. ■ In 1938, the House Un-Amer-
ican Activities Committee was established by Congress. ■ In 1941, the American Flag House, where Betsy Ross once lived, was donated to the city of Philadelphia. ■ In 1942, the Tule Lake Segregation Center for Japanese-American wartime internees opened in Northern California. ■ In 1952, representatives of the United States, Britain, France and West Germany signed the Bonn Convention granting conditional sovereignty to, and ending the Allied occupation of, West Germany. ■ In 1960, U.N. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge accused the Soviets of hiding a microphone inside a wood carving of the Great
Seal of the United States that had been presented to the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. ■ In 1969, the Apollo 10 astronauts returned to Earth after a successful eight-day dress rehearsal for the first manned moon landing. ■ In 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev signed the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in Moscow. The U.S. withdrew from the treaty in 2002. ■ In 1981, 14 people were killed when a Marine jet crashed onto the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz off Florida. ■ In 1998, the U.S. Supreme Court made it far more difficult for police to be sued by people hurt during high-speed chases.
■ Ten years ago: Angering hard-liners, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon declared in a speech to his Likud Party that he was determined to reach a peace deal and end 36 years of rule over the Palestinians. ■ Five years ago: Chinese officials said they would waive their one-child policy for families with a child who was killed, severely injured or disabled in the country’s devastating earthquake. ■ One year ago: Gruesome video showed rows of dead Syrian children lying in a mosque in Houla, haunting images of what activists called one of the deadliest regime attacks yet in Syria’s 14-month-old uprising.
PENINSULA DAILY NEWS for Sunday, May 26, 2013 P A G E
A3 Briefly: Nation where the small plane crashed in Ephratah, about an hour west of Albany, Fulton County Sheriff Thomas Lorey said. The bulk of the plane was found submerged in a pond, he said. Angel Flight is a nonprofit CHAFFEE, Mo. — A highway group that arranges free air overpass in southeast Missouri transportation for sick patients collapsed early Saturday when from volunteer pilots. rail cars slammed into one of Larry Camerlin, president the bridge’s pillars after a and founder of Angel Flight freight train collision, authoriNortheast, said the organization ties said. was “tremendously saddened” by Seven people were injured, news of the crash. though none seriously. The twin-engine Piper PA 34 The bridge collapsed after a had departed from Hanscom Union Pacific train hit the side Field in Bedford, Mass., and was of a Burlington Northern Santa headed to Rome, N.Y., before it Fe train at a rail intersection. crashed just after 5 p.m., FedDerailed rail cars then hit eral Aviation Administration columns supporting the Highspokeswoman Kathleen Bergen way M overpass, causing it to said. buckle and partially collapse. Only two vehicles were on News show lineups the overpass at the time. WASHINGTON — Guest lineups for The National Transportation today’s TV news shows: Safety Board launched an inves■ ABC’s “This Week” — Sen. Rand tigation into the cause of the Paul, R-Ky.; Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., freight train collision, which and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.; retired Gen. John Allen, former comhappened about 2:30 a.m. near mander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Chaffee, a town of about 3,000 ■ NBC’s southwest of Cape Girardeau. “Meet the Press” The overpass was about 15 — Pre-empted by years old and in good condition Monaco Grand Prix. but just couldn’t withstand the ■ CBS’s impact from the rail cars, a local “Face the official said.
Highway bridge fails after train car hits pillar
Angel Flight search EPHRATAH, N.Y. — Divers searched a large pond while investigators combed nearby woods Saturday for any sign of the pilot of a volunteer Angel Flight that crashed in upstate New York, killing two passengers. The plane’s passengers were found dead Friday night near
Nation” — Gov. Mary Fallin, R-Okla.; Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Fallin Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. ■ CNN’s “State of the Union” — Fallin; Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Michael Grimm, R-N.Y.; Mayor Melodee Colbert-Kean of Joplin, Mo. ■ “Fox News Sunday” — Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; former Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan.
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Atlanta VA hospital deaths scrutinized Congressman: System is ripe for reforms THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
ATLANTA — One patient with a history of substance abuse and suicidal thoughts was left alone in a waiting room at the Atlanta VA Medical Center, where he obtained drugs from a hospital visitor and later died of an overdose. Another patient wandered the 26-acre campus for hours, picking up his prescriptions from an outpatient pharmacy. The cases at the Atlanta VA Medical Center are the latest in a string of problems at Veterans Affairs facilities nationwide, prompting outrage and congressional scrutiny of what, with nearly 300,000 employees, is the largest integrated health care
system in the country. “It’s not just Atlanta. There are issues throughout the United States,” said Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., chair of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, who noted there are many hard-working employees within the VA but feels legislation is needed to reform operations nationwide. In recent years, there have been inquiries into the Pittsburgh VA system after five people died of Legionnaire’s disease and the Buffalo, N.Y., VA hospital, where at least 18 veterans tested positive for hepatitis.
Need keeps growing Meanwhile, the need continues to grow: An estimated 13 percent to 20 percent of the 2.6 million service members deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan have symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. In fiscal year 2011, the VA served nearly 6.1 million patients at its 152 medical centers. At the Atlanta VA Medical
Center, two reports issued in midApril by the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Inspector General detailed allegations of mismanagement and poor patient care linked to three deaths. The case of a fourth veteran, who came to the Atla was a turning point for Miller: A man in a wheelchair came to the Atlanta VA emergency room complaining of hearing voices but was not admitted and later found dead of an apparent suicide in a locked hospital bathroom. Officials at the Atlanta VA Medical Center, which serves sone 87,000 veterans, said they had taken steps to address the issues cited in the reports,. The interim director has been replaced, and a former deputy assistant secretary, Leslie B. Wiggins, has been brought in. “One of my primary goals is to ensure Atlanta has an environment that fosters physical and psychological safety,” Wiggins said at a May 20 news conference.
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Briefly: World Police in U.K. question friend of alleged killer LONDON — Counterterrorism police Saturday questioned a friend of alleged Islamic extremist Michael Adebolajo, one of two suspects in a savage killing of a British soldier on a London street. The friend, Abu Nusaybah, was arrested immediately after he gave a BBC Television interview Friday describing how Adebolajo Rigby may have become radicalized in Kenya and alleging that Britain’s security services tried to recruit him six months ago. Police said Nusaybah was wanted on suspicion of involvement in acts of terrorism. Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22, are suspected of killing soldier Lee Rigby by hacking his body with knives and a meat cleaver before dozens of passersby Wednesday. As the scene was captured on cellphones, a video has emerged showing one of the two suspects making political statements. Police shot both men, who remain under armed guard at two London hospitals.
French soldier stabbed PARIS — A French soldier was stabbed in the throat in a busy commercial district outside Paris on Saturday, and France’s president said authorities are investigating possible links with Wednesday’s meat-cleaver slaying of British soldier Lee Rigby on a London street. President Francois Hollande said the identity of the attacker was unknown and cautioned against jumping to conclusions about the assault on the uniformed soldier in the La Defense shopping area. The life of the 23-year-old soldier was not in danger, the Interior Ministry said.
Suicide bomber dies KABUL, Afghanistan — A would-be suicide bomber died when his explosives-rigged vest went off prematurely in Afghanistan’s capital Saturday morning, police said. The apparent failed attack came a day after a major Taliban assault on an international compound in Kabul left 10 people dead including the six attackers. Another blast in the country’s east killed 12 people at a mosque during evening prayers late Friday. Authorities in Ghazni province say explosives transported by suspected Taliban fighters accidentally detonated while they were stopped at a mosque. The Associated Press
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THE FINAL MILE IN
Hundreds of runners who were unable to finish the Boston Marathon on April 15 because of the terrorist bombings, which killed three people and injured more than 260, cross the finish line on Boylston Street in Boston after the city allowed them to complete the last mile of the race Saturday.
Tornado-raked grads vow to stay THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
OKLAHOMA CITY — Seven tornadoes have swept through their town since they were born, but as new graduates donned caps and gowns to say goodbye to their high schools Saturday, they vowed they wouldn’t say goodbye to Moore. “It’s our roots. Tornadoes are a part of life here,” said 18-year-old Brooke Potter, whose current college aspirations take her to two neighboring towns.
Saturday’s graduations for Westmoore, Southmoore and Moore high schools are another step toward normalcy for this Oklahoma City suburb ravaged by an extremely strong tornado. Monday’s twister killed 24, including seven children at Plaza Towers Elementary School. “I want to end up back here,” Madison Dobbs, 18, said. “I’ve been here my whole life and can’t picture myself anywhere else.” The Storm Prediction Center in Norman says the Oklahoma
City area has been struck by more tornadoes than any other U.S. city. When the current graduating class was in second grade, Moore experienced an EF-4 tornado with winds approaching 200 mph. And three months before they started pre-kindergarten, a twister with the highest winds on record — 302 mph — sliced through their town. “Crazy storms happen, The goods outweigh the bads,” said Potter, who wants to attend Oklahoma City Community College.
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West: Wolf-managing deal reached by Oregon governor
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World: Rare, vintage Apple computer gets $668,000
World: Kerry on first trip to sub-Saharan Africa
CONSERVATION GROUPS ANDcattle ranchers have agreed to a landmark settlement in a lawsuit that has kept the state of Oregon from killing wolves that prey on livestock. The agreement announced Friday by the office of Gov. John Kitzhaber creates a new rule book for wolf management in Oregon that makes killing the ones that prey on cattle and sheep a last resort after nonlethal protections have been tried and livestock attacks have become chronic. It also gives ranchers greater authority to kill wolves that attack or chase their herds as long as certain conditions are met.
THE SECOND-HIGHEST OFFICIAL in the Archdiocese of Newark is stepping down in the wake of a sex scandal involving a former priest accused of violating an agreement with law enforcement barring him from working with children. Church officials say Monsignor John Doran resigned Friday as vicar general and will no longer hold a leadership position with the archdiocese. Doran signed the agreement the former priest had reached with prosecutors in 2007. The move is among changes the archdiocese says it’s implementing to protect children. They are noted in a letter from Archbishop John Myer.
AN AUCTIONEER SAID one of Apple’s first computers — a functioning 1976 model — has been sold for a record 516,000 euros ($668,000). German auction house Breker said Saturday an Asian client, who asked not to be named, bought the so-called Apple 1, which the tech company’s founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built in a family garage. Breker claims it is one of only six known remaining functioning models in the world. It said that the computer bears Wozniak’s signature. An old business transaction letter from the late Jobs also was included.
MAKING HIS FIRST official trip to sub-Saharan Africa, Secretary of State John Kerry in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Saturday demanded that Nigeria respect human rights as it cracks down on Islamist extremists and pledged to work to ease tensions between Sudan and South Sudan. Kerry, attending the African Union’s 50th anniversary, backed the Nigerian government’s efforts to root out Boko Haram, an al-Qaida-linked radical sect. But he said there is no excuse for abuses by armed forces in Nigeria’s long-neglected north, where President Goodluck Jonathan has declared emergency rule.
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Guilty plea in not registering as child rapist BY JEREMY SCHWARTZ PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
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Artist Clark Mundy dedicates his sculpture, â€œKindred Spirits,â€? to originators Art Feiro and Will Wirt at the Arthur D. Feiro Marine Life Center in Port Angeles on Friday.
PA marine centerâ€™s founders feted with new monument BY DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES â€” Two of the builders are long gone â€” yet theyâ€™re not. Standing beneath a 13-foot Western red cedar tree adorned with copper sea life, friends and family shared memories of Will Wirt and Art Feiro. The occasion for this gathering Friday afternoon was â€œKindred Spirits,â€? the cedar monument freshly installed at the Arthur D. Feiro Marine Life Center on City Pier. Port Angeles sculptor Clark Mundy created it â€œin memory of Art Feiro & Will Wirt, kindred spirits who shared a dream,â€? according to the copper plates affixed to
the trunk. â€œThe amount of passion that still exists here is phenomenal,â€? said Mark Feiro, the late Art Feiroâ€™s son. He remembers sitting on the pier with his dad back in the 1970s while Art Feiro dreamed out loud about building a marine life center there.
Fellow visionary Feiro found a fellow visionary in Wirt; the men were teachers at Peninsula College and close friends. They worked with a small army of volunteers, a state grant and local donations to open the Arthur D. Feiro Marine Laboratory, as it was first called, in November 1981. Since then, Mark Feiro
said, there have been many threats to the Feiro Marine Life Centerâ€™s survival. But each time, its local supporters have stepped up to keep it from going under, he said. â€œI am overwhelmed by this . . . our new tree,â€? said Feiro board member Betsy Wharton. â€œKindred Spirits,â€? with its sculpted copper hands, fish, kelp, crustaceans and a shining sun at the top, highlights the connections across the natural world. Wharton read a passage from John Steinbeckâ€™s Sea of Cortez: â€œIt is advisable to look from the tide pool to the stars and then back to the tide pool again.â€? Art Feiro died in 1982, not long after the marine lab
opened. Wirt became director and served for many years before his death in 2008. As their twin grandsons, Dylan and Ethan Chiang, 9, sat on â€œKindred Spiritsâ€™â€? benches, Wirtâ€™s widow, Lillie Wirt, thanked Mundy and the Feiroâ€™s supporters. Of the cedar, Lillie Wirt said: â€œItâ€™s yours; itâ€™s mine; it belongs to this wonderful community.â€? The Feiro Marine Life Center is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. To find out more, visit w w w. Fe i r o M a r i n e L i f e Center.org or phone 360-4176254.
________ Features Editor Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360452-2345, ext. 5062, or at diane. email@example.com.
Antique mall owner gives guilty plea in stolen-property trafficking BY JEREMY SCHWARTZ PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES â€” The owner of the Port Angeles Antique Mall pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree trafficking in stolen property last week after being arrested
in February as part of a stolen-property sting operation. Michael Allen VanAusdle, owner of the antique mall at 109 W. First St., will serve 30 days of electronic home monitoring, starting no later than Tuesday, through Friendship Diversion Services, according
to court documents filed in Clallam County Superior Court. VanAusdle, 51, said in a Friday interview that the electronic monitoring sentence will not prevent him from going to work at his antique mall, which hosts about 60 independently operating vendors. VanAusdle declined to comment on the guilty plea and how the resolution with the prosecution was reached, citing advice from his attorney. â€œMy attorney told me not to talk about it at all,â€? VanAusdle said. VanAusdle was arrested Feb. 15 at the Port Angeles Antique Mall after he reportedly bought jewelry he was told was stolen from confi-
dential informants working with a burglary task force comprising Clallam County sheriffâ€™s deputies and Port Angeles and Sequim police officers. In an interview after his first appearance in Clallam County Superior Court, VanAusdle said he did not know he was getting involved in any stolen property and called the situation a misunderstanding. The sting, in which informants spoke with VanAusdle about buying stolen jewelry three separate times between Dec. 16 and Jan. 17, was part of a larger operation in which an undisclosed number of Port Angeles gold and silver buyers were approached about buying jewelry described as stolen. The jewelry used in the operation was paid for by the county and not actually stolen, according to the Sheriffâ€™s Office.
_________ Reporter Jeremy Schwartz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5074, or at jschwartz@peninsula dailynews.com.
PORT ANGELES â€” A convicted sex offender with a history of failing to register with the state will serve a little more than a year and a half in prison after cutting off his tracking bracelet and going on the lam for a month earlier this year. Philip C u r t i s Shelly, 52, pleaded guilty last week to one count of failing to register as a sex Shelly offender with a prior sex offense, his third failure-to-register guilty plea since 2010. Shelly, who lives in Port Angeles, has been sentenced to 20 months in prison and 36 months of community custody, according to documents filed in Clallam County Superior Court. Shelly also must pay $1,300 in court fees and penalties.
This most recent count of failing to register as a sex offender stems from Shelly cutting off his satellitetracking ankle bracelet, which he was required by law to wear, and dropping it into a downtown Port Angeles mailbox Feb. 2.
One month later Shelly was found a month later in Seattle by U.S. Marshals Service officers after the Port Angeles Police Department and Clallam County Sheriffâ€™s Office requested help in finding him. Shelly, who had pleaded guilty to two separate failure-to-register charges in 2010 and 2012, pleaded guilty to first-degree rape of a 3-year-old child in Clallam County in 1998. Shelly was released from prison on the first-degreechild-rape charge in 2009 and was required to register as a sex offender.
________ Reporter Jeremy Schwartz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5074, or at jschwartz@peninsula dailynews.com.
Tip leads to wanted manâ€™s arrest in PA Second Street. â€œAs the truck accelerated, the officer pushed himself off the corner of the vehicle,â€? Deputy Police Chief Brian Smith said in a statement. â€œThe officerâ€™s deliberate actions helped him avoid being struck and injured by the vehicle.â€? Police followed leads, served a search warrant and asked the U.S. Marshals Serviceâ€™s Northwest Fugitive Task Force for assistance. An â€œofficer safety alertâ€? was placed in state and nationwide criminal databases, Smith said. Smith also praised Washingtonâ€™s Most Wanted for helping get the word out about Backman and posting a description and multiple photos of him on the website at http://tinyurl.com/ JBackman. â€œItâ€™s a great sort of success story all around,â€? Smith said.
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PORT ANGELES â€” Tips from Crime Stoppers led to the Friday arrest of a Port Angeles man who was wanted on a felony state corrections warrant and for investigation of first-degree assault of a police officer, Port Angeles police said. Jacob K. Backman, 35, was arrested as he attempted to elude officers on foot in the 1100 block of West 15th Street, city police said. Shortly before the 12:05 p.m. arrest, Crime Stoppers, which provides tips to law enforcement agencies nationwide, advised dispatchers that Backman was seen in a carport on the 1000 block of West 15th Street. Officer John Nutter and Sgt. Glen Roggenbuck spotted Backman trying to flee and put him in handcuffs. Another Crime Stoppers tip placing Backman in a Pine Street apartment complex was investigated about Wanted in Kitsap, too 45 minutes prior to the arrest. According to the Washingtonâ€™s Most Wanted postSearch since May 13 ing, Backman also was wanted in Kitsap County Police had been search- for failing to report to his ing for Backman since May probation officer following 13, when he allegedly drove his release from prison on a a truck toward Officer robbery sentence. Bruce Fernie, who was North Olympic Crime investigating drug activity Stoppers, one of more than on the 300 block of East 1,700 Crime Stoppers chapters throughout the United States and 34 other countries, was formed in 1997. Anonymous tips can be placed at 800-222-TIPS. Crime Stoppers offers You can rely on us for: cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information leading to arrests in felony cases. r)JHIMZ1FSTPOBM â€œThe Port Angeles Police 4FSWJDF Department greatly appreciates the assistance from r"2VBMJUZ'PDVTFE Crime Stoppers that led to *OWFTUNFOU the arrest of Jacob Backman,â€? Smith said. 1IJMPTPQIZ
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PORT TOWNSEND â€” The state ferry system is proposing to rebalance its ticket prices to accommodate more riders. With limited car deck space, it wants to start tilting fares in favor of walk-on passengers, for whom it has plenty of room, ferriesâ€™ planning director Ray Deardorf said during a presentation before the state Transportation Commission as it held a meeting in Port Townsend last week. Fares must be raised about 2.5 percent each year to reach a revenue target set in the Legislatureâ€™s biennial transportation budget. For 2013-2015, itâ€™s $328 million, up from $309 million for the two-year period ending June 30. The ferry system, with Transportation Commission approval, can determine how those revenues are derived.
Higher percentage Deardorf presented higher-percentage fare hikes for vehicles than walk-ons passengers â€” 3 percent for cars and 2 percent for passengers beginning Oct. 1, followed by 2.5 percent and 2 percent, respectively, beginning May 1, 2014. The youth discount (ages 6 through 18) would be increased to 50 percent from 20 percent to benefit families and match the break given to seniors and disabled people. The ferry system justifies shifting more of the cost to vehicles not only to make fuller use of the boats but because the rates have been historically disproportion-
ate, it says. Presuming the ferry system was set up to move vehicles, it only costs 18 percent more to accommodate passengers, yet they provide 25 percent of revenue. In another space-related move, Deardorf proposed completing the last of three steps to a 30 percent discount for cars shorter than 14 feet. The smaller the vehicles, the more that can fit aboard. Full one-way fares during the nonpeak season on the three cross-sound routes would rise from $13.15 for standard car-and-driver to $13.55 Oct. 1 and to $13.90 May 1. For round-trip walk-on passengers, ticket prices would nudge from $7.70 to $7.85 to $8. All rates include the 25-cent capital surcharge dedicated to new boats. The differential between car-and-driver and walk-ons would increase by 25 cents.
Public comment Before Deardorfâ€™s presentation, the Transportation Commission had adopted his proposals for public review and comment. The ferry system arrived at the proposal in consultation with the Ferry Advisory Committee-Tariff, created by the Legislature in 2010. â€œItâ€™s the first step,â€? Deardorf said. â€œFuture tariff proposals will define how much in the future to spread passenger and vehicle fares.â€? The public will have a chance to comment on the proposal in July, including at an adoption hearing July 29. New fares would take effect Oct. 1.
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Betsy Reed Schultz, founder of the Captain Joseph House Foundation, said a little more than $100,000 has been raised of the estimated $500,000 needed to renovate the home on Oak Street. Schultz intends to remodel her former bedand-breakfast inn to welcome families of military men and women who have died in action since Sept. 11, 2001. Schultz said the money raised so far will allow preliminary interior demolition work, such as removing cabinets, to begin once the necessary permits have been obtained from the city. For more information, phone Schultz at 360-4607848.
Honoring vets PORT ANGELES â€” Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1024 will hold a Memorial Day service at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Mount Angeles Memorial Park cemetery, 45 Monroe Road. The brief ceremony will be held at the flagpole in Veterans Circle at the south end of the grounds. An honor guard from the Mount Olympus Detachment of the Marine Corps League will offer a 21-gun salute. Thomas McCurdy will play the bagpipes to close the ceremony. Mount Angeles Memorial Park and Sequim View cemeteries have staff members available over the Memorial Day weekend to help visitors locate graves. The hours for extra staffing are today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. People also can pick up small U.S. flags at either location. Volunteers are needed to decorate Port Angeles cemeteries Monday. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1024 members and community volunteers will post flags along the driveways of either cemetery starting at 7 a.m. Volunteers are needed to help put up the flagpoles and take them down at 4:30 p.m. Anyone interested in volunteering should phone Dale Koelling, VFW Post 1024 treasurer, at 360-4775686.
Sequim Multiple ceremonies SEQUIM â€” American Legion Post 62 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4760 will hold a Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. Monday at Sequim View Cemetery, 1505 SequimDungeness Way. Following the service, members of both veterans organizations will conduct ceremonies at other area cemeteries. The VFW will be at Pioneer Park at 11:30 a.m., Blyn at noon and Gardiner at 12:30 p.m., said Bonnie Woeck, president of the postâ€™s Ladies Auxiliary. The American Legion
will be at Jamestown Cemetery at 11:30 a.m., Dungeness Cemetery at noon and Blue Mountain Cemetery.
Gardiner Ceremony planned GARDINER â€” A Memorial Day ceremony is planned at 12:30 p.m. at Gardiner Community Cemetery on Cemetery Road. One-third of the graves in the ceremony are those of veterans, including that of Marvin G. Shields, the only Navy Seabee to receive the Medal of Honor. The Sequim Veterans of Foreign Wars will host the ceremony. A flag will be displayed at each veteranâ€™s gravesite.
Forks Scout-led program FORKS â€” Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Camp Fire members will hold a Memorial Day program Monday at Forks City Hall, 500 E. Division St. Scouts will lay a wreath at the City Hall monument honoring Forks-area service members who died in service to their country. They also plan to lead a sing-along of patriotic songs and read a portion of Gen. John A. Loganâ€™s General Order No. 11, which led to the establishment of Memorial Day in 1868. Scouts and members of the public will close the program by walking to the Forks Transit Center, 551 S. Forks Ave., and lowering the U.S. flag to half-staff.
Port Townsend Services and concert PORT TOWNSEND â€” Ceremonies are planned at several cemeteries the morning of Memorial Day and will culminate in a noon program at American Legion Marvin Shields Memorial Post 26. Ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. at Fort Worden
with a banner proclaiming â€œThank You Veterans.â€? The flags will remain at half-staff until noon, and then be hoisted to full staff until sunset. Jevne has arranged simiPENINSULA DAILY NEWS lar tributes in previous years, Military Cemetery and but he said then move to St. Maryâ€™s this year will be something Catholic Cemetery at 11 special. a.m. and Laurel Grove â€œI think Iâ€™ve got one of Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. the best yard displays anyAt the American Legion where,â€? he said. Hall at 209 Monroe St., the Memorial Day commemo- Brinnon ration will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a 30-minute per- Cemetery rites formance by the Port BRINNON â€” The pubTownsend Summer Band. lic â€” and especially veterThe band is directed by ans, members of the miliretired Navy Senior Chief tary and their families â€” Musician Karl Bach. are invited to Veterans of Services will start at noon with the advance of Foreign Wars Post 10706â€™s the colors, the Pledge of Memorial Day ceremonies Allegiance and the national at the Brinnon Cemetery on Church Road at 11 a.m. anthem. Retired Coast Guard Monday. Music will be provided Capt. Jeffrey D. Hartman of Port Townsend will be by Kendra Haninnen. For more information, the keynote speaker. A buffet luncheon will phone John or Dalila Dowd be served by the Post Aux- at 360-796-4001. iliary following the ceremoChimacum nies. Hartman specialized in VFW ceremony emergency response and readiness planning during CHIMACUM â€” A his 30-year Coast Guard Memorial Day ceremony is career, recording 6,000 planned at 3 p.m. at Greenflight-hours as a search- wood Cemetery. and-rescue helicopter pilot. The ceremony will be hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars District 14, Port Ludlow which includes eight VFW Port Ludlow display posts and five auxiliaries PORT LUDLOW â€” on the North Olympic PenLaMoyne Jevne has orga- insula. Chimacum Boy Scouts nized a Memorial Day flag display at his home at 1473 also will participate. After the ceremony, a Thorndyke Road. On Monday, passers-by reception is planned at the will see six military flags VFW Post 7498 Hall at 221 â€” one for each of the five Masonic Hall Road in Port military branches plus the Hadlock. The public is invited to U.S. Merchant Marine â€” lined up across his front attend. For more information, yard. A U.S. flag will fly at phone Dick Wiltse at 360each end of the display, 385-0479.
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prosecutor said Thurston County SWAT officers were justified in fatally shooting a man during a standoff in March in Hoquiam. Prosecutor Steward Menefee said Thursday the BREMERTON â€” A shooting was self-defense driver in his 80s has died because the suspect after a head-on collision refused commands to drop with a Mason County Fire his pistol. District 2 ambulance. The Olympian reported The Kitsap Sun reported that the Thurston SWAT that a Harborview Medical team was called March 26 Center shift supervisor in toward the end of a Seattle said the man died 20-hour standoff. Friday. The suspect, known as The paramedic who was Rick or Rob Marlowe, had driving the ambulance suf- slightly wounded a fered minor chest injuries Hoquiam officer who had in Thursdayâ€™s crash. A sec- tried to arrest him on a ond medic was unhurt. warrant from Sacramento Fire District Chief Beau accusing him of real estate Bakken said the manâ€™s car fraud. swerved across the centerMarlowe retreated into line, and the oncoming the home. He finally ambulance did not have appeared in a doorway enough room on the highwith the gun and wearing way shoulder to avoid the a gas mask as the house collision. started to burn. The paramedics had no Three officers fired 33 patients on board. They shots. Marlowe was hit by immediately tended to the 14 or 15 bullets. car driver. The Associated Press
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Bids to open for bridge replacement BY JEREMY SCHWARTZ
bridges, the city maintains smaller spans along Tumwater Street just northwest of Tumwater Truck Route and one along Marine Drive as it approaches the Nippon Paper Industries USA plant, Cutler said. No construction work on the Tumwater Street bridge is expected in the near future, Cutler said, though the approaches of the Marine Drive bridge are slated to be replaced in 2019.
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PORT ANGELES â€” City public works staffers expect to open construction bids June 4 on a project to replace the aging slant-legged concrete bridge that carries East Lauridsen Boulevard over Peabody Creek. The 44-year-old bridge is considered structurally deficient and functionally obsolete, which means it fails to meet current bridge standards to such a degree that the city is required to replace it, city Public Works Director Glenn Cutler said Friday. â€œBut it doesnâ€™t mean we need to shunt traffic off it,â€? Cutler said, which city public works staff had to do for the old trestle-like Eighth Street bridges, replaced in 2008. The new Lauridsen bridge, expected to cost $5.8 million at the top end of bids to be opened next week, will be similar in look and construction to the Eighth Street bridges, which use long concrete girders to span Tumwater and Valley creeks. Cutler said he expects construction to start in late summer or fall and last about six months. The city will pay 20 percent, or roughly $1.2 million, of the total cost, with federal bridge-replacement funds
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A truck makes its way across the Lauridsen Boulevard bridge over Peabody Creek in Port Angeles in March. Bids are expected June 4 to replace the 44-year-old structure. obtained through the state Department of Transportation covering the remaining 80 percent, or approximately $4.6 million. City Council members also approved earlier this month a contract with Olympia-based Exceltech Consulting Inc. in an
amount not to exceed $463,522 or 12 percent of the construction bid award, whichever is less, for construction management of the project. The 12 percent provision, which ultimately must be agreed upon by Exceltech, came after Deputy Mayor
Brad Collins expressed concern that the construction management costs would be too large of a percentage of the estimated construction cost. Cutler said neither the current nor new Lauridsen bridge is built like the steel truss bridge that carried
The cityâ€™s bridges are inspected every two years, Cutler added. The new Lauridsen bridge will feature a driving surface 18 feet wider than the existing one and will include an eastbound center turn lane, two 12-foot-wide vehicle lanes and two 5-footwide bike lanes. The traffic signal at the intersection of Race Street and Lauridsen Boulevard, just east of the bridge, also will be replaced as part of the project. In addition, the surface of Race Street will be ground down at the intersection to match the bridge approaches, Cutler said.
Interstate 5 traffic over the Skagit River in Skagit County until it collapsed Thursday evening. None of the five road ________ bridges the city maintains is of steel-truss construction, Reporter Jeremy Schwartz can Cutler said. be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. In addition to the Laurid- 5074, or at jschwartz@peninsula sen and Eighth Street dailynews.com.
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The three Clallam County commissioners Tuesday will consider an agreement with a private property owner to purchase a 0.07-acre chunk of land to widen Old Olympic Highway between Gunn Road and the McDonald Creek bridge. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. in the commissionersâ€™ boardroom (160) at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. Other agenda items include: â– A resolution reappointing John Beitzel and Dr. Jeanette Stehr-Green to the county Board of Health. â– A resolution adopting amendments to a county policy. â– A bid opening for the painting of the merchantsâ€™ barn at the Clallam County Fairgrounds. â– A contract amendment with the state Department of Health adding a statement of work and funding.
Memorial Day holiday. The meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. at the port administraImprovement Program and tive offices, 338 W. First St., the Capital Facilities Plan for Port Angeles. Commissioners also will 2013-2019. consider accepting the contract for demolition of the Sequim City Council Peninsula Plywood mill site The Sequim City Council at 439 Marine Drive. will hold a public hearing Tuesday on a commissioned Forks City Council study that suggests 4 percent Forks City Council memannual increases to the cityâ€™s bers will consider whether to water and sewer rates for rebuild the Rainforest Art each of the next four years. Center at their regular meetThe City Council meeting ing Tuesday rather than begins at 5 p.m. in the Sequim Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar Monday because of the Memorial Day holiday. St. The meeting is at 7:30 A study session on new p.m. in council chambers at standards to limit garage sizes will begin the meeting. City Hall, 500 E. Division St. Council members will conThe council also will dissider whether to accept the cuss its jail contract with the cash value of the insurance city of Forks and â€œsensible payment for the former Odd sustainabilityâ€? standards for Fellows hall and not rebuild the new City Hall/police stathe structure, which was tion project. destroyed by fire last year, or to accept the replacement and Port of Port Angeles code compliance value, and Port of Port Angeles com- proceed with rebuilding. Council members also will missioners will consider an agreed order with the state consider renewing the lease Department of Ecology for for West End Thunder, which cleanup of western Port Ange- sponsors drag races at Forks les Harbor when the commis- Municipal Airport. A public comment period sion meets for its regular meeting Tuesday â€” rather is at the beginning of the than Monday because of the meeting.
Eye on Clallam â– Recognition of John Pease, Dungeness park manager, who is retiring after more than 25 years of county service. Mondayâ€™s work session was moved to 9 a.m. Tuesday because of Memorial Day.
Public utility district The Clallam County Public Utility District commissionersâ€™ meeting for Monday has been canceled for Memorial Day.
Public hearing The Port Angeles City Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday at 5 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall, 321 E. Fifth St., to conduct a work session on longrange financial planning. No action is expected. The council will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. June 4 at City Hall to review the six-year Transportation
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