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Snow at quarter normal depth
Brrring in the new year
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About 160 people jump into Mystery Bay for the Nordland New Year’s Day plunge. Below, Sarah Allen, 14, a competitive swimmer, makes a splash at the event.
160 make polar plunge BY CHARLIE BERMANT AND ARWYN RICE PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
NORDLAND — The 20th annual Mystery Bay Polar Bear Plunge seemed to be over not long after it started Wednesday, as an estimated 160 jumped in and out of the water in about 15 minutes. This was an increase from last year’s total of 120, with about 250 spectators coming down to watch the fun. “It gives me a chance to do something all to myself; it’s totally invigorating,” said Marc Gordon of Chimacum, who jumped in for the 13th consecutive year. Gordon wore a standard swimsuit for Wednesday’s plunge but has worn costumes in past years. Once, he even took the plunge in a wedding dress.
“I’ve been trying to get my dad to do this, but he won’t participate,” Gordon said. “I see all these people do incredible things for their health, but they are terrified to go into the water for 10 seconds.”
Big annual difference
Colder than planned
By contrast, the Olympic snowpack was 211 percent of normal in January 2013. Pattee said the current conditions in the Olympics are drier than in the most recent big drought year of 2005. The Washington Cascades are faring only slightly better. Basins that feed north Puget Sound had a combined 63 percent snowpack Tuesday. Central and south Sound basins reported 42 percent and 46 percent snowpacks, respectively. Central Washington was about 50 percent of normal, while Northwest Oregon basins were about 25 percent of normal, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Normal is defined as the median snowpack taken from 1981 to 2010.
Jamie Fields of Everett made his first jump this year, putting “terrified” into perspective. “It was much colder than I expected,” he said. “It was instant pain which I felt as soon as my system kicked in.” The jumpers ranged from children to senior citizens. One of the youngest was Hayden Sawyer, 7, a secondgrader at Chimacum Elementary School. TURN
PORT ANGELES — Water content in the Olympic Mountains snowpack was a “pathetic” 24 percent of normal heading into the new year, a water supply specialist said. But Scott Pattee of the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Mount Vernon said it’s too soon to make predictions about next summer’s water supply. “Usually in the early season like this, things are still on the fence,” Pattee said. “We could have some big months.” It may take a few big months for the snow water equivalent in the Olympics to catch up to normal amounts. Snow water equivalent, which measures water content, was 32 percent of normal at the 5,010-foot-high Waterhole snow telemetry site near Hurricane Ridge on Tuesday. It was 17 percent of normal at 3,960-foot Mount Crag in East Jefferson County and just 12 percent of normal at the 4,010-foot telemetry site in the upper Dungeness River drainage.
PT sees Peninsula’s first baby of the year Sanchez of Port Townsend. The first Clallam County baby was born at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Olympic Medical Center in be fate,” Cordova said. Born Jan. 3, 1980, new father Port Angeles. Shawn Lammers was the first Jefferson County baby born for the Clallam’s first decade at Jefferson Healthcare, Ember Francis-Marie Hanshaw then called Jefferson General Hos- weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and pital, according to Cordova. was 20 inches long, born to Jenni“He was the decade baby,” she fer and Tim Hanshaw, Sequim said. natives who live in Port Angeles. January birthdays run in the “We’re over the moon that she’s Lammers’ family. here,” Jennifer Hanshaw said. Leland has an older brother, The family knew the baby was Devin, who will turn 14 later this due Jan. 1 but didn’t expect her to month, she said. arrive then, even after they arrived Baby Leland’s grandparents Wednesday morning, she said. are Ken and Jo Ann Lammers, both of Port Townsend and Michelle TURN TO BABY/A5
Leland Lammers born at 10:12 a.m. BY ARWYN RICE PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT TOWNSEND — It’s a boy! The first North Olympic Peninsula baby of 2014 was born at 10:12 a.m. at Jefferson Healthcare Hospital. Leland Neil Lammers arrived 19 inches long and weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces, born to Dana Cordova, 31, and Shawn Lammers, 33, both of Port Townsend. “It was a surprise. He was due on Jan. 13, but my water broke last night at about 6:15, and the doctor told me to come in. It must
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Dana Cordova holds her son Leland Neil Lammers, the first North Olympic Peninsula of 2014, with dad Shawn Lammers. The baby was born at 10:12 a.m. on New Year’s Day at Jefferson Healthcare Hospital in Port Townsend.
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sample that includes the words “major malfunction” as an allusion to a failed relationship. NASA’s response came after Beyonce explained the use of the short snippet NASA OFFICIALS in a statement to ABC SAY the Space Shuttle News on Tuesday that Challenger disaster “should stopped short of an apology. never be trivialized” in The sample appears at response to a new song the beginning of her song from Beyonce that fea“XO” from her new selftures an audio sample titled album. recorded just after the craft “XO” is about a failing exploded on takeoff in relationship and taking the 1986, killing all seven time to appreciate what crewmembers. one has in the moment The because life changes. space agency MSNBC host sorry issued the An MSNBC host statement apologized to Mitt Romlate Tuesney’s family Tuesday day after after she and guests on the pop star her show joked about a began to Christmas picture that receive crit- Beyonce showed the 2012 Republiicism from can presidential candiChallenger families and others for using the short date’s adopted African-
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American grandson. Melissa HarrisPerry said her intention was to celebrate diversity, Harris-Perry but the segment took an unexpected and offensive turn when she asked her guests to talk about a photo showing infant Kieran Romney with his grandparents and their 21 other grandchildren, all of them white. One guest on her Sunday show, actress Pia Glenn, sang, “One of these things just isn’t the same.” Comedian Dean Obeidallah said it “sums up the diversity of the Republican Party.” Harris-Perry said she’d like to see Kieran marry Kanye West’s daughter so West and Romney would be in-laws.
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TUESDAY’S QUESTION: In 2014, would you rather have the United States remove all U.S. forces from Afghanistan or remove most U.S. forces but keep some there for training and antiinsurgency corporations?
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in Harlem. The 7-inch steel blade was still stuck in the civil rights leader’s chest, millimeters Dr. Cordice from his in 2012 aorta, when Dr. Cordice arrived from Brooklyn. The operation was overseen by Dr. Aubre Maynard, the hospital’s chief surgeon, and performed by Dr. Cordice and Dr. Emil Naclerio. King, then 29 and already a name in national politics, was discharged 14 days later. He was assassinated in 1968. “I think if we had lost King that day, the whole civil rights era would have _________ been different,” Dr. Cordice JOHN W.V. CORDICE, said in a Harlem Hospital 95, a surgeon who was part promotional video in 2012. of the medical team that _________ saved Martin Luther King JOSEPH RUSKIN, 89, Jr. from a nearly fatal stab a film, television and stage wound in 1958, has died. actor, has died of natural Sunday’s death was causes. announced by the New Mr. Ruskin garnered York City agency that oversees Harlem Hospital Cen- 124 television credits, including “Mission: Imposter, where Dr. Cordice was formerly an attending sur- sible” and “Star Trek,” and appeared in 25 films, geon and chief of thoracic namely “The Magnificent surgery. “He was a brilliant clini- Seven,” “Prizzi’s Honor” cal practitioner, a wise and and “Smokin’ Aces.” The Screen Actors thoughtful teacher, and a Guild-American Federation man of deep and abiding of Television and Radio kindness and quiet modesty,” city Health and Hos- Artists said Tuesday that pitals Corp. President Alan Ruskin died at UCLA Santa Monica (Calif.) HosD. Aviles said Tuesday. “It is entirely consistent pital on Saturday. His last performance with his character that was on the stage this year many who knew him may well not have known that he was also a part of hisSeen Around tory.” Peninsula snapshots Dr. Cordice was off duty WANTED! “Seen Around” when King was taken to items. Send them to PDN News the hospital after a menDesk, P.O. Box 1330, Port Angeles tally disturbed woman WA 98362; fax 360-417-3521; or stabbed him with a letteremail news@peninsuladailynews. opener as he signed books com. JAMES AVERY, 65, the bulky character actor who laid down the law as the Honorable Philip Banks in “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” has died. Mr. Avery’s publicist, Cynthia Snyder, told The Associated Press that Mr. Avery died TuesMr. Avery day in Glendale, Calif., following complications from open heart surgery. Mr. Avery played Will Smith’s uncle on the popular TV series. His movie credits included “Fletch,” “The Prince of Egypt” and “8 Million Ways to Die.”
in the Anteus Theatre Company’s production of “The Crucible.” Mr. Ruskin was born in Mr. Ruskin Haverhill, in 1959 Mass. He studied drama at Carnegie Mellon University and began his professional acting career at Pittsburgh Playhouse and the Rochester Arena Stage before finding success in television. He served as SAG’s first national vice president for eight years and was the first western regional vice president of Actors Equity Association.
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1939 (75 years ago) While stormy weather has disrupted shipping schedules on the coast and in Puget Sound to a large extent, a few ships are expected to call at Port Angeles docks this week: ■ The Coastwise Lines freighter Coast Shipper is due to discharge cargo at the Port of Port Angeles dock and take on newsprint at the Washington Pulp and Paper mill. ■ The McCormick carrier Peter Helms will pick up about 270 tons of cargo at the Fibreboard Paper Products plant, the company’s largest single shipment in a month. ■ The McCormick intercoastal freighter West Cape is due to load pulp and lumber at the Rayonier mill dock for East Coast delivery.
1964 (50 years ago) Port Angeles water
might temporarily get businessman Harry Lefler is quitting the retail busimuddier under a City ness with Lefler’s, the Council decision that clothing and softwares allows Fibreboard Paper Products to restart produc- store in Forks he has owned and operated for 33 tion. years. The mill was closed After a total of 41½ because of water condiyears of retailing in Forks tions. It has no filter and Clallam Bay, Lefler plant of its own and and his wife, Lorine, are uses city water when the retiring because of advancElwha River industrial ing age and health conwater system becomes cerns. too muddy. Next door, the Ben The extra draw will pull Franklin store closed in in water from the city’s Morse Creek system, which October, leaving nearly a full block of empty storehas more turbidity during fronts on Forks Avenue the winter months. between A and Division “If a new industry streets when Lefler’s closes employing 155 employees wanted to come in here, we for good. would probably turn handsprings,” said City CouncilLaugh Lines man Donald Cornell at an emergency meeting. THE PROBLEM IS “We should do the same that the people with the for the old ones.” most ridiculous ideas are always the people who are 1989 (25 years ago) most certain of them. Longtime West End Bill Maher
Looking Back From the files of The Associated Press
TODAY IS THURSDAY, Jan. 2, the second day of 2014. There are 363 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On Jan. 2, 1974, President Richard Nixon signed legislation requiring states to limit highway speeds to 55 miles per hour as a way of conserving gasoline in the face of an OPEC oil embargo. The 55 mph limit was effectively phased out in 1987; federal speed limits were abolished in 1995. On this date: ■ In 1492, Muhammad XII, the sultan of Granada, the last Arab stronghold in Spain, surrendered to Spanish forces. ■ In 1788, Georgia became the fourth state to ratify the
U.S. Constitution. ■ In 1893, the U.S. Post Office issued its first commemorative stamp to honor the World’s Columbian Expedition and the quadricentennial of Christopher Columbus’ voyage. ■ In 1900, Secretary of State John Hay announced the “Open Door Policy” to facilitate trade with China. ■ In 1921, the play that coined the term “robot,” “R.U.R.” (Rossum’s Universal Robots) by Karel Capek, was first performed in Czechoslovakia. ■ In 1935, Bruno Hauptmann went on trial in Flemington, N.J., on charges of kidnapping and murdering the 20-month-old son of Charles
and Anne Lindbergh. Hauptmann was found guilty and executed. ■ In 1942, the Philippine capital of Manila was captured by Japanese forces during World War II. ■ In 1959, the Soviet Union launched its space probe Luna 1, the first manmade object to fly past the moon, its apparent intended target. ■ In 1960, Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts launched his successful bid for the presidency. ■ In 1971, 66 people were killed in a pileup of spectators leaving a soccer match at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland. ■ In 1981, police in Sheffield, England, arrested Peter Sutcliffe, who confessed to being the “York-
shire Ripper,” the serial killer of 13 women. ■ In 2006, 12 miners died in a methane gas explosion at the Sago Mine in West Virginia, but one miner, Randal McCloy Jr., was eventually rescued. ■ Ten years ago: Insurgents shot down a U.S. helicopter west of Baghdad, killing one soldier. ■ Five years ago: President George W. Bush branded Hamas rocket attacks on Israel an “act of terror” and outlined his own condition for a cease-fire in Gaza. ■ One year ago: The United Nations gave a grim new count of the human cost of Syria’s civil war, saying the death toll had exceeded 60,000 in 21 months.
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A3 Briefly: Nation Texas women make bid for political history AUSTIN, Texas — While women still have yet to run many statehouses, two Texas Democrats are going for a new kind of history in 2014: winning as an all-female ticket. Woven into one of the nation’s most intriguing gubernatorial races this year is whether Democrat Wendy Davis, whose 11-hour Davis filibuster over abortion restrictions catapulted the state senator to national fame this summer, can not only overcome long odds in a fiercely Republican state but pull off a political first. If Davis and fellow state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, who is running for lieutenant governor, prevail in their March primaries as expected, they’ll form what political experts say is only the fifth time in at least the past 20 years that a party has nominated two women for a state’s top offices. None of these pairings has ever won — nor have a woman governor and lieutenant governor ever served concurrently. The last two-woman ticket to try was steamrolled in November by New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie on his easy path to re-election.
Minneapolis fire MINNEAPOLIS — A billowing fire engulfed a three-story building near downtown Wednesday morning, sending 13 people to hospitals with injuries ranging from burns to trauma associated with falls. Officials said six of those injuries were critical, but no fatalities were reported. An explosion was reported at about 8:15 a.m., and within minutes, a fire raged through the building, said Robert Ball, a spokesman for Hennepin County Emergency Medical Services. Paramedics responded to find victims on the ground, some with injuries that suggested they may have fallen multiple stories.
Year’s first snowstorm HARTFORD, Conn. — Residents in New England and parts of New York began preparing Wednesday for a winter storm that will help usher in 2014 with snow and frigid temperatures across much of the region. Snow is expected to begin falling overnight in some areas, promising a messy commute for the first business day of the new year, but the full storm isn’t expected to hit until later today. As much as a foot of snow or more is forecast for some areas overnight tonight into Friday, and temperatures are expected to plummet, with some areas seeing highs just above zero. Near blizzard conditions are forecast for areas along the coast. The Associated Press
Justice impedes law’s birth control mandate Late injunction trips up health care legislation BY JESSE J. HOLLAND THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has thrown a hitch into President Barack Obama’s new health care law by blocking a requirement that some religion-affiliated organizations provide health insurance that includes birth control. Justice Sonia Sotomayor late Tuesday night decided to block implementation of the contraceptive coverage requirement, only hours before the law’s insurance coverage went into effect on New Year’s Day. Her decision, which came after federal court filings by Catholicaffiliated groups from around the nation in hopes of delaying the requirements, throws a part of the president’s signature law into
temporary disarray. At least one federal appeals court agreed with Sotomayor, issuing its own stay against part of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The White House issued a statement Wednesday saying the administration is confident that its rules “strike the balance of providing women with free contraceptive coverage while preventing nonprofit religious organizations with religious objections to contraceptive coverage from having to contract, arrange, pay or refer for such coverage.”
against applicants the contraceptive coverage requirements imposed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” Sotomayor said in the Sotomayor order. Sotomayor, who was in New York on Tuesday night to lead the final 60-second countdown and push the ceremonial button to signal the descent of the Times Square New Year’s Eve ball, gave government officials until Friday to respond to her order.
Responding to Denver group Sotomayor acted on a request from an organization of Catholic nuns in Denver, the Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged. Its request for an emergency stay had been denied earlier in the day by a federal appeals court. The government is “temporarily enjoined from enforcing
Friday decision A decision on whether to make the temporary injunction permanent or dissolve it likely won’t be made before then. “The government has lots of ways to deliver contraceptives to people,” said Mark Rienzi, a lawyer for the nuns. “It doesn’t need to force nuns to participate.”
Briefly: World Palestinian ambassador killed by blast PRAGUE — The Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic died Wednesday in a blast that occurred when he opened an old safe that had been left untouched for more than 20 years, officials said. Ambassador Jamel alJamal, 56, was at home with his family at the time of the explosion, according to Palestinian Embassy Al-Jamal spokesman Nabil El-Fahel. Al-Jamal was seriously injured and rushed to a hospital where he died, according to police spokeswoman Andrea Zoulova. Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki said no foul play was suspected, noting that the safe had been left untouched for more than 20 years. The safe originally came from a building that once housed the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s offices in the 1980s.
Border crossed BEIRUT — Syrian warplanes bombed a range of barren hills inside Lebanon on
Wednesday, wounding at least 10 Syrians who were rushed to hospital in a nearby Lebanese town, Beirut’s state-run National News Agency said. Cross-border strikes have been particularly intense this week around the town of Arsal, where thousands of Syrians have fled to escape their country’s civil war over the past months. Two Arsal residents said a wounded woman brought to the town after Wednesday’s air raid had died. Arsal is on the other side of Syria’s rugged Qalamoun region where the government has been on the offensive for weeks, capturing a number of towns and villages in the area.
Peace talks to open JUBA, South Sudan — Negotiators from South Sudan’s two warring sides arrived Wednesday in Ethiopia for peace talks, and a U.N. official urged both forces to bring the world’s newest country “back from the brink.” Fighting continued in Bor, 75 miles from the capital of Juba, a government official said. Bor, the capital of Jonglei state, is the center of ethnically based violence stemming from the political rivalry between President Salva Kiir and ousted Vice President Riek Machar, the rebel leader accused of mounting a failed coup attempt. The fighting has killed more than 1,000 people, the U.N. said. The Associated Press
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Sean Azzariti, a former Marine who served in the Iraq War and has post-traumatic stress disorder, shakes hands and thanks store owner Toni Fox, as Azzariti became the first to buy retail marijuana at 3D Cannabis Center, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver on Wednesday.
Legal recreational marijuana industry opens in Colorado locking up drug offenders. At least 24 pot shops in eight towns opened.
Long lines form at stores on first day BY KRISTEN WYATT THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
DENVER — Crowds were serenaded by live music as they waited for the nation’s first legal recreational pot shops to open. They ate doughnuts and funnel cakes as a glass-blower made smoking pipes. Some tourists even rode around in a limo, eager to try weed but not so eager to be seen buying it. And when the sales began, those who bought the drug emerged from the stores, receipt
held high and carrying sealed shopping bags, to cheers. “I’m going to frame the receipt when I go home, to remind myself of what might be possible: legal everywhere,” said musician James Aaron Ramsey, 28, who did some time in jail for pot possession in Missouri and played folk tunes with his guitar for those in line. Activists hope he’s right and that the experiment in Colorado will prove to be a better alternative to the costly American-led drug war, produce the kind of revenue that state officials hope and save the government costs in
$500 an ounce Just on the first day, prices had already risen to more than $500 an ounce, but it’s too soon to say whether that will hold. Washington state will open its pot industry later this year. Both states’ programs will be watched closely not just by officials in other states but by activists and governments in other countries because the industries will be the first to regulate the production and sale of the drug.
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Nation: Barbara Bush still hospitalized in Houston
Nation: Thief carries away 250-pound restaurant safe
World: Iraq sees highest annual death toll in years
World: Car bombs explode outside of popular hotel
FORMER FIRST LADY Barbara Bush remains hospitalized with a respiratory-related issue, but her condition hasn’t changed, a spokesman for her husband’s office said Wednesday. Bush, 88, was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Monday, though it wasn’t announced until former President George H.W. Bush’s office released a statement Tuesday night. “She is in great spirits, has already received visits from her husband and family, and is receiving fantastic care,” the statement read, promising to provide updates as warranted. Bush and her husband, the 41st president, live in Houston.
MASSACHUSETTS POLICE ARE searching for a strong-armed thief who carried a 250-pound safe out of a restaurant. Kevin Hynes said a man walked out of his Stockholders Restaurant in Weymouth on Sunday night lugging the vault. Surveillance tape shows the man entering a side door at the rear of the restaurant, heading down the stairs and coming back up carrying a large object wrapped in a trash bag. No arrests have been made. Hynes hasn’t said how much money was in the safe, but he’s offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the man’s arrest.
THE UNITED NATIONS said Wednesday that violence claimed the lives of 7,818 civilians in Iraq in 2013, the highest annual death toll in years. More than eight months of escalated violence has sparked fears that the country may be returning to the widespread bloodshed of 2004-2007 that saw tens of thousands killed each year. Death tolls dipped following a U.S. troop surge and an alliance of Sunni militias with U.S. forces against alQaida, but soaring sectarian distrust appears to be allowing the extremist network to rebuild. The U.N. figures gave a total of 759 people killed in December alone.
SOMALI POLICE SAY two cars bombs have exploded outside a hotel popular with foreigners in the capital, Mogadishu, wounding at least two people. Police officer Ahmed Ali said the bombs exploded Wednesday night outside the Jazeera Hotel near Mogadishu’s international airport. Police had no more information about the attack. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for it, but the al-Qaidalinked Islamic rebels of al-Shabab frequently stage lethal attacks near the seat of government and at sites popular with foreigners.
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Medicaid estates get recovery cap PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
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Construction crews work to pave the approach to the new U.S. Highway 101 bridge over McDonald Creek west of Sequim last month as traffic continues to use to old highway.
Highway 101 traffic switch is still planned for Monday Weather-dependent; traffic impact ‘minimal’ between PA, Sequim PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — The state Department of Transportation plans to shift traffic onto the new lanes of U.S. Highway 101 between Port Angeles and Sequim at 7 a.m. Monday. Agency spokesman Doug Adamson said the shift remains dependent on the weather.
“It will be a quick little shift,” Adamson said Tuesday. “The traffic impacts should be minimal.” Traffic will be moved onto the new lanes on a 1.2mile segment of the highway between Barr Road and Peninsula Septic Tanks. The shift is needed to allow crews to build the second of two new bridges
over McDonald Creek, Adamson said. Several more traffic shifts will occur this spring and summer as the state widens the highway to four lanes on the 3.5-mile segment between Kitchen-Dick and Shore roads. The state awarded a $27.1 million construction contract to Scarsella Bros. of Kent last summer. DOT officials have said the widening project will be completed by the end of this year. Once completed, motor-
ists will have two lanes in both directions for the entire 13-mile leg between east Port Angeles and west Sequim. East- and westbound traffic will be separated by a 32-foot median to reduce the chances of head-on wrecks. The posted speed will remain 45 mph during construction. The speed limit will return to its original 55 mph after the project is finished.
The state has instituted an emergency rule that limits recovery from Medicaid patients’ estates, easing concerns of those 55 or older who have signed up or are considering applying for the expanded Medicaid option for health care. The change came into effect Wednesday, when the state program, called Apple Health, began. The emergency amendment to the Washington Administrative Code means a Medicaid client’s estate will no longer be liable for the all costs of Medicaid services other than long-term care and related prescription drug and hospital costs. State regulations originally permitted the state to bill the estate of Medicaid recipients who were 55 or older for all medical costs. The state Health Care Authority filed the emergency amendment after officials heard from those reluctant to sign up for free Medicaid after the federal Affordable Care Act increased the number of low-income residents eligible for it.
Apply anytime Port Townsend couple Among those who raised concerns were Sofia Prins and Gary Balhorn of Port Townsend, both 62, who were wed Dec. 15 to avoid risking his house and land and her possible future earnings as
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FORKS — Weather prediction will be the topic of a talk hosted by the Olympic Natural Resources Center later this month. “An Introduction to Modern Weather Prediction: Is It Going to Rain or Maybe Snow?” will be presented at the center at 1455 S. Forks Ave. at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17. Participants are asked to bring snacks to share. Tom Rosmond, a consultant for the Naval Research Laboratory, Marine Meteorology Division, will discuss how modern weather prediction tries to answer that question and show some of the science and technology used to support weather predictions. Rosmond, a Forks High School graduate, also will discuss the accuracy of today’s weather predictions and suggest ways it could be enhanced and improved. Rosmond previously worked at the Naval Research Laboratory and at University of California, Fresno. He graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in oceanography and a doctorate in atmospheric sciences. During high school breaks, Rosmond worked in the family-owned business, Rosmond Brothers Lumber Co., a lumber mill that for 38 years operated on the site of the 101 Business Park. Evening Talks at ONRC is supported by the Rosmond Forestry Education Fund, an endowment that honors the contributions of Fred Rosmond and his family to forestry and the Forks community.
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Deanna Price of Port Angeles, center, shows an expression of cold relief after emerging from the water at Hollywood Beach in Port Angeles during Wednesday’s 26th annual Polar Bear Dip to celebrate the beginning of 2014.
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While many jumpers made a big deal about the act, he slipped into the water quietly, swimming about 50 feet from the edge of the dock to the shore. “I always love water and I love swimming,” he said after emerging from water that he characterized as “freezing.” Nordland General Store owner and plunge founder Tom Rose, who has jumped every year, was sidelined for health reasons and ended his record. He watched the action from the boathouse, something his wife Sue Rose said “is really killing him.” Later, Rose said the calm water conditions and the lack of wind made this year one of the more comfortable jumps in the history of the Nordland event.
CONTINUED FROM A1 “I never thought she would be the first. We were expecting there would be one around midnight,” she said. Hanshaw said she managed the entire labor without drugs and can’t wait to get her new daughter home. The Hanshaws have two older sons, Sicoya, 18, and Toby, 12. As the first girl, a beautiful girl’s nursery has been prepared for Ember. “She’s already spoiled,” Hanshaw said. Grandparents are Dan and Teresa Bellis, both of Sequim, and Teri Hanshaw of San Diego.
Port Angeles The 2014 Port Angeles Polar Bear Plunge was picture-perfect for 150 courageous “polar bears” on New Year’s morning, the participants said. “It’s the best conditions I’ve ever seen. There’s no seaweed or kelp, no sewage and the water is crystal clear. And there is lots of beach to spread out on,” said Dan Welden, 68, of Port Angeles. The air temperature was 42 degrees with no wind, and the water off Hollywood Beach was near glassy at 46 degrees when the mass of people streamed off the beach and into the water. Some went in knee-deep, while others dove in and swam around toward a small fleet of kayakers who act as unofficial lifeguards for the watery tradition.
“We’re setting all kinds of records on the lowest snowpack,” Pattee said. “It’s almost impossible to catch back up.” Meteorologist Josh Smith with the National Weather Service in Seattle said a persistent ridge of high pressure over the eastern Pacific has kept the Northwest drier than usual. “There’s just been a lot fewer low-pressure systems than we’d normally see this time of year,” he said. The Weather Service was calling for the possibility of mountain snow above 2,500 feet Friday. The ski season at Hurricane Ridge has been put on hold for lack of an adequate snow base. Olympic National Park reported 13 inches of snow at Hurricane Ridge on Tuesday. Hurricane Ridge Road has been closed on weekdays at the Olympic National Park entrance station at Heart o’ the Hills campground 5 miles south of Port Angeles.
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Going back for a second plunge at Lake Pleasant near Beaver on Wednesday morning are Forks students Luke Dahlgren, Taegan Counsel, Sage Baar and April Davis, from left. It was Welden’s 22nd New Year’s dip into Port Angeles Harbor and 23rd such plunge, he said. One year Welden was in Australia for New Year’s Day, and lacking his usual event took to the waters of the South Pacific. “It was a little warmer,” he said of the summer clime Down Under. The chilly waters off the Strait of Juan de Fuca held no attraction for Rosalie Sec-
ord of Port Angeles, who said she was just there to watch the show with her band, Luck of the Draw. “These people are crazy. We come out every year to see how they do this,” Secord said. Ashlee Seelye, 12, of Port Angeles said it was her first Polar Bear Plunge. The water didn’t seem that cold, Seelye said, but admitted that she wasn’t a great judge of temperatures. “Everyone tells me I have a broken thermometer,” she said.
Lake Pleasant Carin Hirsch led a group of 16 participants into the chilly waters at Lake Pleasant Community Beach near Beaver. The water was cold but the weather was clear and not windy, a nice change from past plunge days,
Hirsch said. The air temperature at the time of the dip was 42 degrees. The water temperatures for the lake was not available. Hirsch’s daughter, Sonja Hirsch, who founded the West End event nine years ago, was pregnant Wednesday and unable to participate. She was waiting impatiently in Seattle for labor to begin. “She went shopping,” Carin said.
ing to 18 mph as a storm system approached. “It was high tide but there were not a lot of logs this year,” William said. The event included some regulars and some new participants, she said. Williams, 66, said she’s about ready to retire from making the plunge. “But I say that every year,” she said.
________ Jefferson County Editor Charlie Bermant can be reached at 360385-2335 or charlie.bermant@ peninsuladailynews.com.
About 12 hardy souls Reporter Arwyn Rice can be braved the Neah Bay Polar reached at 360-452-2345, ext. Bear Plunge on Wednesday 5070, or at arwyn.rice@peninsula morning, said June Williams, dailynews.com. organizer of the event. The air temperature and water temperature were nearly identical, at about 45 degrees, according to the National Weather Service, but the chilly wind was gust-
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Polar Bear Plunge participants play in the water Wednesday morning at Neah Bay. About a dozen people showed up for the plunge. More watched the bone-chilling tradition from their cars.
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Climbing, skiing topics Music, dance of today’s college talk easy-to-keep Guide to offer lecture on Olympic Mountains PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — Peninsula College will open its 2014 Studium Generale winter programming with a presentation on “Climbing and Skiing in the Olympic Mountains” by Tyler Reid of Pacific Alpine Guides at 12:35 p.m. today. His multimedia presen-
tation will be in the college’s Little Theater at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd. Born in New Zealand, Reid spent his first year living on a sailboat. He grew up in Port Townsend and started backcountry skiing in the Olympic Mountains when he was 13. He has guided in the
Northwest, Colorado, Alaska and internationally. Pacific Alpine is a small guide service based on the Olympic Peninsula and is run by Reid and his wife, Kathy. It offers guided and instructional programs in the Olympic Mountains, Mount Baker, North Cascades, Canada and Alaska. Reid also works with three other guide services: RMI, one of the largest in the United States; San Juan Mountain Guides; and Wild Alpine.
With RMI, he guides ascents of Mount Rainier, winter programs and climbs in the North Cascades. Through San Juan Mountain Guides, he teaches avalanche courses and guides backcountry skiing in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. With Wild Alpine, he guides ski plane-assisted ski mountaineering trips and climbing expeditions in the Alaska Range and Wrangell St.-Elias National Park.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Now that the holidays are behind us, it’s time to work on our New Year’s resolutions, and I’m here to help. ■ Resolution 1: Become less stressed. Solution: Enjoy more live music. ■ Resolution 2: Exercise more. Solution: Dance to live music. ■ Resolution 3: Socialize more. Solution: Listen and dance to live music. ■ Resolution Four: Enjoy each week more. Solution: See above. Detect a pattern here? Follow the solutions, and you’ll feel a lot better. Don’t thank me for this public service message. Thank the musicians and venues for providing the solutions. Now go out there and keep these resolutions.
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The U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy leaves Seattle for a scientific mission in the Arctic that would include breaking ice well north of Barrow, Alaska, in 2007.
Nations jockeying for Arctic position, with U.S. not in lead BY DEB RIECHMANN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON — The U.S. is racing to keep pace with stepped-up activity in the once sleepy Arctic frontier, but it is far from being in the lead. Nations across the world are hurrying to stake claims to the Arctic’s resources, which might be home to 13 percent of the world’s undiscovered oil and 30 percent of its untapped natural gas. There are emerging fisheries and hidden minerals. Cruise liners loaded with tourists are sailing the Arctic’s frigid waters in increasing numbers. Cargo traffic along the Northern Sea Route, one of two shortcuts across the top of the Earth in summer, is on the rise. The U.S., which takes over the two-year rotating chairmanship of the eightnation Arctic Council in 2015, has not ignored the Arctic, but critics say the U.S. is lagging behind the other seven: Russia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Canada and Denmark, through the semiautonomous territory of Greenland.
‘We are behind’ ”On par with the other Arctic nations, we are behind — behind in our thinking, behind in our vision,” Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said. “We lack basic infrastructure, basic funding commitments to be prepared for the level of activity expected in the Arctic.” At a meeting before Thanksgiving with Secretary of State John Kerry, Murkowski suggested he name a U.S. ambassador or envoy to the Arctic — someone who could coordinate work on the Arctic being done by more than 20 federal agencies and take the lead on increasing U.S. activities in the region. Murkowski is trying to get Americans to stop thinking that the Arctic is just Alaska’s problem. She added that even nonArctic nations are deeply
engaged: “India and China are investing in icebreakers.” The U.S. has three aging icebreakers. The melting Arctic also is creating a new front of U.S. security concerns. Earlier this month, Russian President Vladimir Putin said expanding Russia’s military presence in the Arctic was a top priority for his nation’s armed forces. Russia this year began rehabilitating a Soviet-era base at the New Siberian Islands and has pledged to restore a number of Arctic military airbases that fell into neglect after the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union. Putin said he doesn’t envision a conflict between Russia and the United States, both of which have called for keeping the Arctic a peaceful zone. But he added, “Experts know quite well that it takes U.S. missiles 15 to 16 minutes to reach Moscow from the Barents Sea,” which is a part of the Arctic Ocean near Russia’s shore. While the threat of militarization remains, the battle right now is on the economic level as countries vie for oil, gas and other minerals, including rare earth metals used to make high-tech products like cellphones. There also are disputes bubbling up with environmental groups that oppose energy exploration in the region; Russia arrested 30 crew members of a Greenpeace ship in September after a protest in the Arctic. China signed a free trade agreement with tiny Iceland this year, a signal that the Asian powerhouse is keenly interested in the Arctic’s resources. And Russia is hoping that the Northern Sea Route, where traffic jumped to 71 vessels this year from four in 2010, someday could be a transpolar route that could rival the Suez Canal. In the U.S., the Obama administration is consulting with governmental, business, industry and environmental officials, as well as the state of Alaska, to develop a plan
to implement the U.S. strategy for the Arctic that President Barack Obama unveiled seven months ago. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel rolled out the Pentagon’s Arctic blueprint last month, joining the Coast Guard and other government agencies that have outlined their plans for the region.
the Arctic.” The U.S. needs helicopters, runways, port facilities and roads in the Arctic, she said — not to mention better accommodations in small coastal towns that have a shortage of beds and would be ill-equipped to handle an influx of tourists from a disabled cruise ship. With few assets, the U.S. might be forced to borrow from the private sector. The Obama administration defends its work on the Arctic, saying it is preparing for the rapid changes coming in the far north. ”Each Arctic government, including the United States government, has developed an Arctic strategy, and the administration expects to release an implementation plan for our Arctic strategy in the coming months,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.
Looking for specifics
There are no cost or budget estimates yet, but the Navy is laying out what the U.S. needs to increase communications, harden ships and negotiate international agreements so nations will be able to track traffic in the Arctic and conduct searchand-rescue operations. Critics, however, say the U.S. needs to back the strategy papers with more precise plans — plus funding. With the country still paying for two wars, the idea of spending money in an area considered a low security threat makes the Arctic an even tougher sell. ”The problem with all of these strategies is that they are absolutely silent on budget issues,” said Heather Conley, an expert on the Arctic at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “How do we meet these new challenges? Well, we’re going to have to put more resources to them. It’s dark. It’s cold. There’s terrible weather. “We need to enhance our own satellite communications and awareness in the area as ships and commercial activity increases in
Malte Humpert with the Washington-based Arctic Institute said that when the implementation plan is completed, he’s going to be looking for specifics: timelines, budget numbers, plans for new infrastructure. ”There’s a lot of good, shiny policy and good ideas about how to move forward, and now it’s about finding money,” he said. “And that’s where the U.S. is really far behind.” The funding battle often focuses on icebreakers. The Coast Guard has three: the medium-duty Healy, which is used mostly for scientific expeditions, and two heavy icebreakers, the Polar Sea and Polar Star. Both heavy icebreakers were built in the 1970s and are past their 30-year service lives. The Polar Star, however, was recently given a $57 million overhaul, was tested in the Arctic this summer and currently is deployed in Antarctica. About $8 million has been allocated to study the possibility of building a new icebreaker, which would take nearly a decade and cost more than $1 billion.
“We need to enhance our own satellite communications and awareness in the area as ships and commercial activity increases in the Arctic.” HEATHER CONLEY expert on Arctic, Center for Strategic and International Studies.
■ On Friday at the Junction Roadhouse, 242701 U.S. Highway 101, Billy Roy Danger and the Rectifiers play rocking roots blues for your resolution-keeping pleasure from 8 p.m. to midnight. $5 cover. All Points Charters & Tours can get you there and back free of charge. Phone 360-775-9128 for a ride. On Wednesday, sday, Joy in Mudville (Jason Mogi, Paul StehrGreen and Colin Leahy) performs rms a unique mix off old-time/jamband/rock/Celticlticfunk-influenced ed original and cover tunes at 7:30 p.m. ■ On Friday day at Barhop Brewing, 124 W. Railroad Ave., Rachael, Mick and Barry play classic rock and Motown from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ■ Today at Castaways Restaurant and Night Club, 1213 Marine Drive, it’s Jerry’s Country Jam with Jim Lind and Gerald Pierce from 5 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ■ On Sunday at Next Door Gastropub, 113 W. First St., Joy in Mudville stirs up a mix of Americana, roots, jam-band improv and more at 4 p.m. ■ On Tuesday at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., the Port Angeles Senior Swingers present Wally’s Boys playing ballroom dance favorites from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $5 cover; first-timers free. ■ On Friday at the Fairmount Restaurant, 1127 W. U.S. Highway 101, Olde Tyme Country plays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. On Sunday, join the country jam from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Sequim and Blyn ■ On Friday at The Oasis Bar and Grill, 301 E. Washington St., the Discovery Bay Pirates play Irish pub songs and sea chanteys from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. On Wednesday, Final Approach lands with a load of boomer music for the dance crowd from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ■ Today at Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., Cort Armstrong entertains from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. On Friday, Howly Slim and Sandy Summers play original songs of love, trains, tramps and tree planters during First Friday Art Walk from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. On Saturday, The Professors play jazz from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ■ On Wednesday at Nourish, 1345 S. Sequim Ave., Victor Reventlow hosts the open mic from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., with sign-ups at 6 p.m. ■ On Friday in Club
LIVE MUSIC Seven lounge Nelson at 7 Cedars Casino, Blyn, dance to the hot tunes of Boy Blue and the Moon from Port Orchard from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. On Saturday, dance to the classics and originals of 3 Miles High with Dana Osborn from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. On Friday in the Rainforest Bar, Chris Switzer plays contemporary blues to Pearl Jam from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. On Saturday, Billy Shew plays originals, blues and rock from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Port Ludlow ■ Today in the Fireside Room at the Resort at Port Ludlow, 1 Heron Road, Trevor Hanson plays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Port Townsend ■ On Friday at the Uptown Pub, Pub 1016 Lawrence St., Brian Douglas perfor performs jazz standards and originals from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. At 9 p.m., the A Pine Hearts play bluegrass, Ameriblueg cana and a folk until 11 p.m. p.m ■ On Tuesday at 823 Water St., Sirens, 8 is a fiddler jam session at 7 p.m. No cover. ■ On Saturday at The Pourhouse, Robert Sarazin Blake & Jan Peters play mandolin and bouzouki with vocals from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. No cover. ■ On Tuesday at the Cellar Door, 940 Water St., the Chuck Easton/Ed Donohue Quintet play jazz from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. On Wednesday, enjoy the blues jam from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. ■ Today, Steve Grandinetti plays guitar at the Owl Sprit Cafe, 218 Polk St., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. ■ Every Monday, Trevor Hanson plays guitar at Alchemy, 842 Washington St., from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
High notes ■ On Saturday at the Black Diamond Community Hall, 1942 Black Diamond Road, the Black Diamond Fiddle Club plays, with Lindsey Dono from Tacoma calling the dance. A beginners lesson starts at 7:30 p.m., and dancing goes from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. ■ On Sunday, the Dukes of Dabob invites the public to dance Dixieland-style at the Sequim Elks, 143 Port Williams Road, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Low notes ■ Ben Bowman, trumpet player for the Stardust Big Band, passed away at home with his family Dec. 21.
_______ John Nelson is a self-styled music lover and compulsive night owl who believes in “KLMA — Keep Live Music Alive” on the North Olympic Peninsula. His column, Live Music, appears every Thursday. Are you performing in or promoting a live music gig? Contact John by phoning 360-565-1139 or emailing news@peninsuladaily news.com, with John Nelson in the subject line. And note: Nelson’s deadline is Monday at 5 p.m. preceding Thursday’s column. Also, check out “Nightlife,” a listing of entertainment at nightspots across the Peninsula, in Friday’s Peninsula Spotlight magazine.
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The war on poverty 50 years ago IN HIS STATE of the Union address on Jan. 8, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson declared a “war on poverty.” Today, with roughly the Cal same number of people below Thomas the poverty level as in 1964 and with many addicted to government “benefits,” robbing them of a work ethic, it is clear that the poor have mostly lost the war. In 1964, the poverty rate was about 19 percent. Census data from 2010 indicate that 15.1 percent are in poverty within a much larger population. The lack of government programs did not cause poverty, and spending vast sums of money has not eliminated it. A policy analysis by the Cato Institute found that federal and state anti-poverty programs have cost $15 trillion over the past five decades but have had little effect on the number of people living in poverty. That amounts to $20,610 per poor person in America, or $61,830 per poor family of three. If the government had sent them a check they might have been better off. As Robert Rector and Jennifer Marshall have written for The Heritage Foundation: “President Johnson’s goal was not to create a massive system of ever-increasing welfare benefits for an ever-larger number of beneficiaries. “Instead, he sought to increase self-sufficiency, enabling recipi-
ents to lift themselves up beyond the need for public assistance.” Johnson sounded conservative when he said: “[We] want to offer the forgotten fifth of our people opportunity and not doles.” Unfortunately, the war on poverty neglected a key component: human nature. Substantial numbers of people came to rely on government benefits and thus lost any sense of personal responsibility. Teenage girls knew they could get a check from the government if they had babies and so they had them, often more than one. The law discouraged fathers from living with, much less marrying, the mothers of their children and so legions of “single mothers” became the norm, and the lack of male leadership in the home contributed to additional cycles of poverty, addicting new generations to government. When President Bill Clinton signed the welfare reform bill in 1996, liberals screamed that people would starve in the streets. They didn’t. Many got jobs when they knew the checks would cease. Over time, government enacted rules to prevent churches and faith-based groups from sharing their faith if they wanted to receive federal grants, thus removing the reason for their success. These groups, which once were at the center of fighting poverty by offering a transformed life and consequently a change in attitude, retreated to the sidelines. In public schools, values that once were taught were removed because of lawsuits and the fear of lawsuits, creating a “naked public square” devoid of concepts such as right and wrong, with
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President Lyndon B. Johnson sits on the porch of the Tom Fletcher residence during his poverty tour of Appalachia in April 1964. everyone left to figure it out on their own. There are two ways to measure poverty. One is the way the Census Bureau does, by counting income earned by individuals and families without including government benefits. The other is not measurable in a statistical sense. It is a poverty of spirit. People need to be inspired and told they don’t have to settle for whatever circumstances they are in. This used to be the role of faith-based institutions, and it can be again if they refuse gov-
ernment grants and again reach out to the poor. One condition for maintaining tax-exempt status should be for these faith-based institutions to help people get off government assistance and find jobs, becoming self-sufficient. If people need transitional money for day care or transportation, it can be provided, either temporarily by government or by the thousands of churches, synagogues and other faith-based groups. There is no undiscovered truth about the cure for most poverty: Stay in school; get married before having children and
stay married; work hard, save and invest. The “war on poverty” can be won, but it must be fought with different weapons, not the ones that have failed for the past halfcentury.
________ Cal Thomas is a Fox TV network commentator and syndicated news columnist. His column appears on this page every Thursday. He can be reached at tcaeditors@tribune. com or by U.S. mail to Tribune Content Agency, 435 North Michigan Ave., Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60611.
Congress feeds confetti to jobless IS THIS REALLY how we want to start the new year, by denying unemployment benefits to more than a million Americans who have lost their jobs? The bipartisan budget Amy agreement passed by Con- Goodman gress and signed by President Barack Obama protects military spending but promises to throw the most desperate in our economy into increased financial hardship, thrusting hundreds of thousands of families beneath the poverty line. The long-term unemployment rate is at the highest it has been since World War II, while the percentage of those receiving the benefits is at its historic low. Meanwhile, Wall Street bankers are popping the corks, celebrating a banner year for the stock market. As brokers await their bonuses, many more of the unemployed will head for the breadlines. “This is the wrong thing to happen at the wrong time for our economy,” Imara Jones told me. Jones is the economic justice contributor for Colorlines.com and served in the Clinton White House, where he worked on international trade policy. “Jobless benefits are actually stimulative to the economy,” he said. “Every $1 we provide to someone of unemployment benefits yields $1.60 in economic activity. “And that’s why the loss of
these benefits is going to rob our economy of $41 billion.” People living on the edge financially spend what they have to get by. Those in the top echelons of our economy, the top 1 percent, can take their income and hold on to it, or stash it away into an offshore account. The unemployment-insurance program traditionally granted 26 weeks of replacement pay for workers who lost their jobs through no fault of their own. The extended benefits, signed into law by President George W. Bush, lengthened the time period to up to 99 weeks. Benefits average just $300 a week. According to The Washington Post, the average job search lasts 35 weeks, so the current 26-week benefit will create added stress on families already struggling. Congress could renew the extended benefits. Sen. Jack Reed, a Democrat of Rhode Island, and Sen. Dean Heller, a Republican of Nevada, have put forth a bill that would preserve the extended benefits for three months. Heller said in a news release: “Providing a safety net for those in need is one of the most important functions of the federal government. As Nevada’s unemployment rate continues to top the charts nationwide, many families and individuals back home do not know how they are going to meet their basic needs.” Although this proposal is bipartisan, it is expected to be blocked by Republicans when it comes to a procedural vote around this Monday unless five more GOP senators can be persuaded to support it.
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Even if it passes the Senate, the bill would still face a House of Representatives controlled by Republicans who are generally hostile to any extension. On the other end of the economy, a year-end stock-market rally was expected to boost the massive bonuses Wall Street is preparing to hand out. The largest Wall Street firms have reportedly set aside more
than $91 billion for year-end bonuses. In response, an activist group called The Other 98% has launched a petition calling on employees of JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Bank of America to donate their bonuses to the 10 million Americans displaced by the housing crisis.
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Alexis Goldstein worked for years on Wall Street and now is the communications director for The Other 98%. She told us on the “Democracy Now!” news hour: “Wall Street could take $60 billion out of their bonuses and help . . . fund something called the National Housing Trust Fund for two years. “It’s a program that, if funded at $30 billion for 10 years, could end homelessness in America.” She points out the bonuses are essentially publicly financed because Wall Street banks obtain funds from the Federal Reserve at very low rates. These banks also can afford huge bonuses, she says, because “they continue to commit crimes that are very profitable.” Goldstein noted two criminal settlements made by JPMorgan Chase, one for $13 billion for mortgage fraud, and another for $300 million for manipulating electricity rates in California. Inequality entered mainstream public discourse through the activism of Occupy Wall Street. The cold, economic reality of it is hitting more homes this week, as unemployment benefits expire. Congress can, and should, renew them. Whether it does depends on people who care speaking out.
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according to an OMC official. The trooperâ€™s report said Wall-Goakey, 21, driving a red 1993 Geo Metro, and Robert E. Nelson, Jr., 54, of Port Orchard and driving a 2004 Chevrolet pickup truck, were eastbound and slowed for traffic turning left at Milepost 258. Joyce A. Allen, 62, of Sequim was following in a 2003 Toyota Echo and struck Wall-Goakeyâ€™s Geo Metro, which then hit Thomasâ€™ truck. Login Teall, 2, secured in
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CARLSBORG â€” Two Port Angeles residents were injured in a three-car wreck on U.S. Highway 101 west of Carlsborg on New Yearâ€™s Eve. Teya N. Wall-Goakey, 21, and passenger Tobias M. Thomas, 22, were taken to Olympic Medical Center after a chain collision at 5:06 p.m., according to State Patrol Trooper Jason Fallon. Both were treated for their injuries and released,
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a factor. Allen was cited for second-degree negligent driving, Fallon said. The wreck caused a long backup in the eastbound lanes on 101 as emergency responders treated the Inattention, speeding injured riders and troopers The cause of the wreck investigated. _________ was inattentive driving and speed too fast for conditions, Reporter Arwyn Rice can be he said. reached at 360-452-2345, ext. Neither drugs nor alco- 5070, or at arwyn.rice@peninsula hol was suspected as being dailynews.com. a child car seat in the Geo Metro, was not injured and was released to the custody of a relative. All of those involved were wearing seat belts, Fallon said.
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More anglers chasing steelies IT APPEARS MORE anglers are fishing for hatchery steelhead on the West End rivers, but it’s tough to say whether or not they are having more success. The state Department of Lee Fish and Wildlife fish checkers Horton interviewed 191 anglers who fished the Bogachiel River over the weekend. They caught 50 hatchery steelhead and released two. That is an average of a little more than one fish for every four anglers. On the Lower Hoh River, 126 anglers caught 28 steelhead, which is a little less than one per every four anglers. These numbers really only reveal an increase in pressure on those rivers. The Calawah River, meanwhile, had a great fishing weekend, according to the numbers. Only 20 anglers were interviewed, but 18 steelhead were kept or released. “In a normal year, in the week between Christmas and New Year, success rate should be near [one fish per angler] once or twice,” Ward Norden, a fishing tackle wholesaler and former fishery biologist, said. “Seems to be running about one per four anglers, except at the Calawah [last weekend, where] it was one per angler. “By Seattle area standards, where one fish per 15 anglers is normal, this is great fishing. But by Quillayute standards, these are mediocre counts, especially for the Bogey, but it is better.” Norden said an inch of rain could make a huge difference, or at least provide an indication of what kind of run the rivers will have this year.
Dig has four days left The razor clam dig that started last year will run though the weekend at various coastal beaches. Here are the dates, beaches and low tides of the remaining days of the dig: ■ Today: 7:15 p.m.; -1.7 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach and Mocrocks. ■ Friday: 8 p.m.; -1.4 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach and Mocrocks. ■ Saturday: 8:45 p.m.; -0.9 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks and Copalis. ■ Sunday: 9:31 p.m.; -0.2 feet; Twin Harbors. No digging will be allowed on any beach before noon. Diggers are limited to 15 razor clams per day, and they must take the first 15 they harvest.
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Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor tackles Arizona Cardinals tight end Jim Dray (81) during the Cardinals’ win over Seattle at CenturyLink Field on Dec. 22.
Rules not slowing Hawks Defense thriving despite a safety-conscious NFL BY DON RUIZ MCCLATCHY NEWS SERVICE
RENTON — The Seattle Seahawks have an aggressive, hard-hitting defense in a league that seems increasingly concerned about aggressive, hardhitting defense. The NFL has restricted
blows to the head, and several Seahawks see it as inevitable that lower legs soon will be off limits also. The increased emphasis on physical protection has left defenders feeling under siege, while offensive players feel no safer. But through it all, Seahawks
defenders found a way to flourish, allowing the fewest points and yards per game in the NFL while grabbing the most interceptions. “We know our backs are against the wall, and the rules are never going to be in our favor as defenders,” safety Earl Thomas said. “So you just try to not think about anything like that and just try to play fast. And hopefully you’re in the right spot at all times.” Try as they might to get it done within the rules, the
Even Seahawks are not perfect BY ARNIE STAPLETON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Twelve contenders, all with issues that could make them pretenders. To win the first outdoor Super Bowl in a cold-weather city, each team in the NFL playoffs has a flaw it must conquer. A depleted defense in Den-
ver. A sputtering offense in Seattle. And plenty more elsewhere. The Seahawks and Broncos both went 13-3 and earned the top seeds in their conferences. Along with the Panthers and Patriots, they get an extra week off to fix their imperfections. Those four will do well to remember that six of the last eight Super Bowl champions played on wild-card weekend. “Everybody is 0-0 now,” Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey said.
New England was the last team to parlay the best regularseason record into a title back in 2003, and the last No. 1 seed that got to say, “We’re No. 1!” was the 2009 New Orleans Saints. Here’s a look at the main weakness of each of the 12 teams hoping to hoist the Lombardi Trophy in East Rutherford, N.J., on Feb. 2:
NFC ■ Seattle: The Seahawks’ offense staggered down the
stretch. Seattle was held under 300 yards in three of its final four games. The Seahawks’ biggest problem came on third downs, where they were a combined 5 of 26 in Weeks 15 and 16. “I think that we have an offense that we can count on, we know where they’re coming from, they do a fantastic job taking care of the football and they’re tough, and we run the ball,” shrugged coach Pete Carroll. TURN
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If you had a crab or hunting license in 2013, you have less than a month to let the government know how you did. The crab harvest ended Tuesday evening, and crabbers are required to report their winter catch by Saturday, Feb. 1. Catches can be reported online, dropped off at a nearby state Department of Fish and Wildlife regional office, or mailed to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife address on the card. Also, hunters who purchased tags for black bear, deer, elk or turkey are reminded that reports are due by Friday, Jan. 31, for each 2013 license, permit or tag that was purchased. That’s your homework. Get to it.
The state Department of Fish and Wildlife will accept applications for its Master Hunter Permit Program from now through Feb. 15.
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Seahawks also were the most penalized team over the regular season. Part of that might come from the size and physicality of the team’s secondary. But Thomas believes part of it also comes from reputation. “Every coach that we play, in pregame is going to warn the refs about us, just because if they let us play our ball nobody’s going to get open, just because we’re so physical out there,” he said.
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Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier (45) guards the net while wearing a knitted hat over his helmet during the Winter Classic outdoor NHL game between Toronto and the Detroit Red Wings at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Wednesday. Toronto won in a shootout, 3-2.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Tommy Armstrong Jr. connected with Quincy Enunwa for two touchdowns, including a 99-yarder in the third quarter, and Nebraska held on to beat No. 23 Georgia 24-19 in the rainsoaked Gator Bowl on Wednesday. Playing in their 50th bowl, the Cornhuskers (9-4) ended a four-game losing streak against teams from the Southeastern Conference. The streak included a 45-31 loss to Georgia in the Capital One Bowl last season. The rematch was much different. Nebraska did a solid job against running back Todd Gurley, who ran for 125 yards and a touchdown last year. TURN
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Thursday, Jan. 2 No events scheduled.
Friday, Jan. 3 Boys Basketball: Crescent at Lake Quinault, 5 p.m.; Rainier at Forks, 5:30 p.m.; Quilcene at Shorewood Christian, 7 p.m.; Chimacum at Cascade Christian, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball: Crescent at Lake Quinault, 3:30 p.m.; Quilcene at Shorewood Christian, 5:30 p.m.; Chimacum at Cascade Christian, 6 p.m.; Rainier at Forks, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 4 Boys Wrestling: Forks boys at Jim Bair Invite, at Castle Rock, 9:30 a.m.; Forks girls at SedroWoolley, 10 a.m.; Port Townsend and Sequim at Port Angeles, Battle for the Axe, 10 a.m. Girls Wrestling: Forks at Sedro-Woolley tournament, 10 a.m. Men’s Basketball: Peninsula at Whatcom, 6 p.m. Women’s Basketball: Peninsula at Whatcom, 4 p.m.
Football National Football League NATIONAL CONFERENCE West W L T Pct PF y-Seattle 13 3 0 .813 417 x-San Francisco12 4 0 .750 406 Arizona 10 6 0 .625 379 St. Louis 7 9 0 .438 348 East W L T Pct PF y-Philadelphia 10 6 0 .625 442 Dallas 8 8 0 .500 439 N.Y. Giants 7 9 0 .438 294 Washington 3 13 0 .188 334 South W L T Pct PF y-Carolina 12 4 0 .750 366 x-New Orleans11 5 0 .688 414 Atlanta 4 12 0 .250 353 Tampa Bay 4 12 0 .250 288 North W L T Pct PF y-Green Bay 8 7 1 .531 417 Chicago 8 8 0 .500 445 Detroit 7 9 0 .438 395 Minnesota 5 10 1 .344 391 AMERICAN CONFERENCE West W L T Pct PF y-Denver 13 3 0 .813 606 x-Kansas City 11 5 0 .688 430 x-San Diego 9 7 0 .563 396 Oakland 4 12 0 .250 322 East W L T Pct PF y-New England12 4 0 .750 444 N.Y. Jets 8 8 0 .500 290 Miami 8 8 0 .500 317 Buffalo 6 10 0 .375 339 South W L T Pct PF y-Indianapolis 11 5 0 .688 391 Tennessee 7 9 0 .438 362 Jacksonville 4 12 0 .250 247 Houston 2 14 0 .125 276 North W L T Pct PF y-Cincinnati 11 5 0 .688 430 Pittsburgh 8 8 0 .500 379 Baltimore 8 8 0 .500 320 Cleveland 4 12 0 .250 308 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division
PA 231 272 324 364
Memphis at Denver, 6 p.m. Utah at L.A. Lakers, 7:30 p.m.
PA 382 432 383 478 PA 241 304 443 389 PA 428 478 376 480 PA 399 305 348 453 PA 338 387 335 388 PA 336 381 449 428 PA 305 370 352 406
Sunday’s Games Tennessee 16, Houston 10 Minnesota 14, Detroit 13 Carolina 21, Atlanta 20 Pittsburgh 20, Cleveland 7 N.Y. Giants 20, Washington 6 Cincinnati 34, Baltimore 17 Indianapolis 30, Jacksonville 10 N.Y. Jets 20, Miami 7 Denver 34, Oakland 14 San Diego 27, Kansas City 24, OT Seattle 27, St. Louis 9 San Francisco 23, Arizona 20 Green Bay 33, Chicago 28 New Orleans 42, Tampa Bay 17 New England 34, Buffalo 20 Philadelphia 24, Dallas 22
NFL Playoff Glance Wild-card Playoffs Saturday Kansas City at Indianapolis, 1:35 p.m. (NBC) New Orleans at Philadelphia, 5:10 p.m. (NBC) Sunday San Diego at Cincinnati, 10:05 a.m. (CBS) San Francisco at Green Bay, 1:40 p.m. (FOX) Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 11 Green Bay, San Francisco or New Orleans at Seattle, 1:35 p.m. (FOX)
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Members of Port Angeles Swim Club swam 30 kilometers in three days — about the distance from Port Angeles to Victoria — as part of its Killer Kristmas tradition, which was started last year by new head swim coach Jessica Johnson. Sixteen club members from ages 11 to 17 accomplished the feat. They are, front row, from left: Felicia Che, Nadia Cole, Makena Merideth and Autumn Sheldon; second row, from left: Emma Murray, Kenzie Johnson, Bella Money and Audra Perrizo; third row, from left: Isa Benitez, Jaine Macias, Jane Rudzinski and Garrett Bamer; back row, from left: Tracie Macias, John Macias, Karsten Hertzog and Seth Bamer. Cincinnati, Indianpolis or Kansas City at New England, 5:15 p.m. (CBS) Sunday, Jan. 12 Philadelphia, Green Bay or San Francisco at Carolina, 10:05 a.m. (FOX) Indianapolis, Kansas City or San Diego at Denver, 1:40 p.m. (CBS) Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 19 AFC, noon. (CBS) NFC, 3:30 p.m. (FOX) Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2 At East Rutherford, N.J. AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 3:30 p.m. (FOX)
College Football Bowl Schedule Saturday, Dec. 21 Gildan New Mexico: Colorado State 48, Washington State 45 Royal Purple Las Vegas: USC 45, Fresno State 20 Famous Idaho Potato: San Diego State 49, Buffalo 24 R+L Carriers New Orleans: Louisiana-Lafayette 24, Tulane 21 Monday, Dec. 23 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s: East Carolina 37, Ohio 20 Tuesday, Dec. 24 Sheraton Hawaii: Oregon State 38, Boise State 23 Thursday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza: Pittsburgh 30, Bowling Green 27 S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia: Utah State 21, Northern Illinois 14 Friday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl Presented By Northrop Grumman: Marshall 31, Maryland 20 Texas Bowl: Syracuse 21, Minnesota 17 Fight Hunger: Washington 31, BYU 16 Saturday, Dec. 28 New Era Pinstripe: Notre Dame 29, Rutgers 16 Belk: North Carolina 39, Cincinnati 17 Russell Athletic: Louisville 36, Miami (Fla.) 9 Buffalo Wild Wings: Kansas State 31, Michigan 14 Monday Bell Helicopter Armed Forces: Navy 24, Middle Tennessee 6
Franklin American Mortgage Music City: Ole Miss 25, Georgia Tech 17 Valero Alamo: Oregon 30, Texas 7 National University Holiday: Texas Tech 37, Arizona State 23 Tuesday AdvoCare V100: Arizona 42, Boston College 19 Hyundai Sun: UCLA 42, Virginia Tech 14 AutoZone Liberty: Mississippi State 44, Rice 7 Chick-fil-A: Texas A&M 52, Duke 48 Wednesday TaxSlayer.com Gator: Nebraska 24, Georgia 19 Heart of Dallas: North Texas 36, UNLV 14 Capital One: South Carolina 34, Wisconsin 24 Outback: LSU 21, Iowa 14 Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO*: Stanford vs. Michigan State, Pasadena, Calif., late. Tostitos Fiesta*: UCF vs. Baylor, Glendale, Ariz., late. Today Allstate Sugar*: Oklahoma vs. Alabama, New Orleans, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday AT&T Cotton: Oklahoma State vs. Missouri, Arlington, Texas, 4:30 p.m. (FOX) Discover Orange*: Clemson vs. Ohio State, Miami, 5 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday BBVA Compass: Vanderbilt vs. Houston, Birmingham, Ala., 10 a.m. (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 5 GoDaddy: Arkansas State vs. Ball State, Mobile, Ala., 6 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 6 VIZIO BCS National Championship*: Florida State vs. Auburn, Pasadena, Calif., 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) * denotes Bowl Championship Series game
Basketball National Basketball Association WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB d-Oklahoma City 25 6 .806 — d-San Antonio 25 7 .781 ½ Portland 25 7 .781 ½ d-L.A. Clippers 21 12 .636 5 Phoenix 19 11 .633 5½
Horton: Hunter applications CONTINUED FROM B1 ted to lawful and ethical hunting practices,” David Whipple, state Hunter Education division manAccording to the state, this ager, said in a news release. program is designed to promote Hunters enrolling in the prosafe, lawful and ethical hunting, gram must pay a $50 application and to strengthen our state’s fee, pass a criminal background hunting heritage and conservacheck, pass a written test, demtion ethic. Master hunters are enlisted to onstrate shooting proficiency, provide at least 20 hours of remove problem animals that approved volunteer service and damage property. They also participate in volunteer projects that meet other qualifications focus on increasing access to pri- described on the state’s website vate lands, habitat enhancement, at www.tinyurl.com/ data collection, hunter education pdnMasterHunt. Whipple encourages those and landowner relations. who enroll in the program to pre“To qualify for the program, pare thoroughly for the written applicants must demonstrate a high level of skill and be commit- test, as applicants are allowed
Houston 21 13 .618 Golden State 20 13 .606 Dallas 18 13 .581 Minnesota 15 16 .484 New Orleans 14 15 .483 Denver 14 16 .467 Memphis 13 17 .433 L.A. Lakers 13 19 .406 Sacramento 10 20 .333 Utah 10 24 .294 EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct d-Indiana 25 5 .833 d-Miami 24 7 .774 Atlanta 18 14 .563 d-Toronto 14 15 .483 Washington 14 14 .500 Charlotte 14 18 .438 Detroit 14 19 .424 Boston 13 18 .419 Chicago 12 18 .400 Cleveland 10 21 .323 Orlando 10 21 .323 Brooklyn 10 21 .323 Philadelphia 9 21 .300 New York 9 21 .300 Milwaukee 7 24 .226 d-division leader Tuesday’s Games Atlanta 92, Boston 91 Indiana 91, Cleveland 76 Golden State 94, Orlando 81 Sacramento 110, Houston 106 San Antonio 113, Brooklyn 92 Toronto 85, Chicago 79 Portland 98, Oklahoma City 94 Milwaukee 94, L.A. Lakers 79 Wednesday’s Games All games late. Today’s Games Orlando at Cleveland, 4 p.m. Golden State at Miami, 4:30 p.m. Boston at Chicago, 5 p.m. Brooklyn at Oklahoma City, 5 p.m. New York at San Antonio, 5:30 p.m. Memphis at Phoenix, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at Utah, 6 p.m. Charlotte at Portland, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Sacramento, 7 p.m. Friday’s Games Toronto at Washington, 4 p.m. New Orleans at Boston, 4:30 p.m. Golden State at Atlanta, 4:30 p.m. New York at Houston, 5 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Dallas, 5:30 p.m.
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WESTERN CONFERENCE Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 42 29 8 5 63 137 106 San Jose 40 25 9 6 56 131 104 Los Angeles 41 25 12 4 54 110 83 Vancouver 41 23 11 7 53 111 97 Phoenix 39 20 10 9 49 120 120 Calgary 40 14 20 6 34 96 126 Edmonton 42 13 24 5 31 109 143 Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 42 28 7 7 63 158 115 St. Louis 39 27 7 5 59 139 93 Colorado 39 24 11 4 52 114 100 Dallas 39 20 12 7 47 115 113 Minnesota 42 20 17 5 45 97 109 Winnipeg 42 19 18 5 43 114 121 Nashville 40 18 18 4 40 95 119 EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 40 26 12 2 54 117 86 Tampa Bay 39 23 12 4 50 110 93 Montreal 41 23 14 4 50 103 94 Toronto 42 21 16 5 47 118 120 Detroit 42 18 14 10 46 109 120 Ottawa 42 17 18 7 41 118 135 Florida 41 15 20 6 36 96 130 Buffalo 40 11 25 4 26 71 113 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 42 29 12 1 59 131 96 Washington 40 20 15 5 45 122 119 Philadelphia 40 20 16 4 44 105 111 New Jersey 41 17 16 8 42 97 103 N.Y. Rangers 41 20 19 2 42 96 109 Carolina 40 15 16 9 39 96 118 Columbus 40 17 19 4 38 109 117 N.Y. Islanders 41 13 21 7 33 107 138 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday’s Games N.Y. Rangers 2, Florida 1, SO New Jersey 2, Pittsburgh 1 St. Louis 2, Minnesota 1 N.Y. Islanders 5, Boston 3 Carolina 5, Montreal 4, OT Winnipeg 3, Buffalo 0 Anaheim 6, San Jose 3 Dallas 3, Los Angeles 2 Colorado 5, Columbus 3 Philadelphia 4, Calgary 1 Phoenix 4, Edmonton 3, OT Wednesday’s Games Toronto 3, Detroit 2, SO Tampa Bay at Vancouver, late. Today’s Games Nashville at Boston, 4 p.m. Chicago at N.Y. Islanders, 4 p.m. Carolina at Washington, 4 p.m. Winnipeg at Ottawa, 4:30 p.m. Los Angeles at St. Louis, 5 p.m. Buffalo at Minnesota, 5 p.m. Montreal at Dallas, 5:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Colorado, 6 p.m. Columbus at Phoenix, 6 p.m. Edmonton at San Jose, 7:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Chicago at New Jersey, 4 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, 4 p.m. Tampa Bay at Calgary, 6 p.m. Edmonton at Anaheim, 7 p.m.
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisonly one chance to retake the ville quarterback Teddy Bridgeexam. water will forgo his senior season There are about 1,850 certiwith the No. 18 Cardinals and fied master hunters currently enrolled in the program, which is enter the NFL draft. Projected as a first-round now administered by state’s Wildlife Program. selection and possibly the first QB Enrollment was closed during taken this spring, Bridgewater 2013 to allow the state Departcompleted 71 percent of passes for ment of Fish and Wildlife time to 3,970 yards and a school-record review the program, clarify its 31 touchdowns this season, role and identify strategies to including a career-best 447 yards better engage members in highwith three TDs in Saturday’s 36-9 priority volunteer work. rout of Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl. ________ Bridgewater said in a release Sports Editor Lee Horton’s outdoors that the decision “was extremely columns appear here Thursdays and Fridays. He can be reached at 360-417-3525 difficult,” but added that attendor at firstname.lastname@example.org. ing Louisville “was one of the best
decisions I could have ever made.” With Bridgewater starting, the Cardinals won 27 games and tied a school record with this year’s 12-1 finish. Despite some lackluster efforts following a loss to Central Florida, Louisville entered the bowl game with the nation’s 18thranked passing game at nearly 303 yards per game and 34th in total offense at 453.1. Bridgewater’s career highlight was last year’s 33-23 Sugar Bowl upset of Florida in which the 6-foot-3, 196-pound Miami native earned MVP honors after passing for 266 yards and two TDs. His decision wasn’t surprising considering he began the season as a Heisman Trophy candidate.
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NFL: Eagles, Broncos, Packers struggle on D CONTINUED FROM B1 liams have come up with a few timely turnovers but ■ Carolina: The Pan- there’s no every-down, bigthers’ passing game tends play threat like in years to stumble when 34-year- past. “I love our defense. I love old receiver Steve Smith our football team. Throw isn’t in the lineup. He was leading the team the stats out the window,” in catches and yards before coach Mike McCarthy said. “You can throw the bad he sprained his left knee in ones at me and I’ll throw Week 16. Without him last week, the good ones back at you. Cam Newton struggled and We’re a playoff football Brandon LaFell, Ted Ginn team.” ■ San Francisco: The Jr., and Domenik Hixon combined for 22 yards on reigning NFC champions have at times had trouble four catches. “He’s hard to replace,” putting away teams, conoffensive coordinator Mike verting third downs and finishing strong in the red Shula said. “You need guys like that zone. They’ve relied heavily on when you get to the postkicker Phil Dawson. season.” Unlike last year, they’ll ■ Philadelphia: The Eagles’ defense has vastly start the playoffs on the improved, yet it has had road and in the cold. “Keeping it simple, we’ll trouble against elite passtake our best players, go to ers such as wild-card oppoGreen Bay and try to beat nent Drew Brees. The defense is ranked their best players,” coach 29th in yards allowed, Jim Harbaugh said. ■ New Orleans: After although the Eagles have been pretty good since Man- starting 9-2, the Saints ning demolished them in appeared primed to seize Week 4 — except for when one of the NFC’s top two Matt Cassel looked like Joe seeds. Then they dropped their Montana two weeks ago. final three road games, rel“This offense is so efficient, and it is run on Drew egating them to a wild card, Brees and his decision mak- which will force them to go ing and quick release, and back on the road for the he really makes you defend playoffs, where they’re 0-5 the field both horizontally in the franchise’s 47-year and vertically,” defensive history. “We’re in the postseason. coordinator Bill Davis said. That’s all that matters,” ■ Green Bay: The Packsaid linebacker Junior ers are loaded with offenGalette. sive playmakers. It’s “It gives us a chance to another story on defense. go get a ring.” Clay Matthews has 7½ sacks and a thumb injury AFC and is out indefinitely. Cornerbacks Sam ■ Denver: Behind PeyShields and Tramon Wil- ton Manning’s 55 TD
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Quarterback Peyton Manning (18) has led Denver’s offense to a historic season, but the Broncos’ defense has been decimated by injuries. passes, the Broncos are the NFL’s first 600-point team. But they lost Von Miller, Rahim Moore, Kevin Vickerson and Derek Wolfe on defense. A great free agent class of Terrance Knighton, Shaun Phillips and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (plus Louis Vasquez and Wes Welker on offense) might make up for this injury epidemic. “You may take a second to pause and reflect,” tight end Jacob Tamme said, “but everyone in here knows that what you do in the regular season is not what counts.” ■ New England: The Patriots’ tendency to let games go down to the wire could cost them. They’ve lost four times
by a touchdown or less, including 13-6 to Cincinnati, their possible opponent in the divisional round. And they’ve lost three games in the final two minutes. “We just all have to do a better job because our margin of error is very slim,” Tom Brady said after a 24-20 loss at Miami on Dec. 15. “We’re not winning by 30 points. Every game comes down to the end.” ■ Indianapolis: By mixing and matching six starting lineups over the last six games, the Colts have finally found a way to protect Andrew Luck. They could have their starting linemen back for the playoffs, and the trick is finding a combo that doesn’t
Hawks: Rules for low hits next CONTINUED FROM B1 they feel no safer than before. “To be honest with you, I “Coaches are aware of that and how physical we just think it’s a violent are and how hard it is for game,” Doug Baldwin said. “I can’t say it hasn’t gone receivers to get open against through my head about the that.” “Legion of Boom” can be impact that the rules have a tough name to carry in an on the players themselves NFL now taking health and whether or not [defenders are] going to go low and issues very seriously. Helmet-first hits to the do what they can to not be head and neck are out- penalized.” One high-profile examlawed. The concept of prople was the season-ending tecting “defenseless playknee injury New England ers” also has been expanded. tight end Rob Gronkowski Closer to home, suffered Dec. 8. Seahawks owner Paul Allen Gronkowski caught a is funding a two-year, $2.4 21-yard pass against Clevemillion study at the Allen land before being hit low by Institute for Brain Science Browns safety T.J. Ward. and the University of Wash- Gronkowski’s right knee ington. bucked, and he stayed down Its purpose is to learn until carted off of the field. more about how blows to “I don’t think that the the head can damage the guy intentionally went low brain. for the guy’s knee, probaYet for all that attention, bly,” Seattle safety Kam Seahawks receivers say Chancellor said.
“Gronkowski’s a big guy. A safety sees a big guy running at him: Cut low.” Regardless of intent on that particular play, Seahawks tight end Zach Miller has noticed more low tackles this season. And it’s a trade-off he does not want. “I think it’s good that they’re trying to protect the head, but if they’re doing it at the cost of your knees, I don’t like that one bit,” he said. “The knees should be off limits. If they need to take away some of the limitations on the head hits, I’d rather be hit in the head and have a concussion than blow out my knee and be out for an entire year.” Miller goes on to suggest a sort of legal hit “strike zone,” below the head but above the knees. He also volunteered an acknowledgement that could make life difficult for
defensive players. But for their part, Seahawks defenders already have come to terms with a belief that additional restrictions are ahead. “It’s going to become like a flag football type or rugby,” Thomas said. “They’re trying to take everything out of it as far as defenders. But I hope the fans don’t get tired of it and stop watching. Maybe that would catch the commissioner’s eyes. “But that’s not my place. I just want to keep tackling; that’s it.” Chancellor doesn’t think it will come to that. “It will still be the same game,” he said. “You just gotta do it the right way. You’ve got to adapt to change. It’s a new year. Change happens every year. “You’ve just got to adapt, that’s all.”
Bowls: Clowney going to NFL CONTINUED FROM B1 Gurley finished with 86 yards on the ground. The Huskers stopped Georgia (8-5) twice on fourth down in the closing minutes. Rantavious Wooten and Arthur Lynch dropped fourth-down passes that ended drives in the red zone.
South Carolina 34, Wisconsin 24
Seahawks postseason means payday for Seattle month of the year,” McHugh said. “Now it’s going to be a very excitSEATTLE — Beyond ing month.” the big plays and fan Mchugh says his frenzy that come with employees also come out the NFL playoffs, hoston top. ing a postseason game “Everybody’s on call,” also promises a huge he said. “We had everypayday for the regional body on call already for economy. the second week in JanuLate January can be ary and so now they got a slow time for hotels, a job and they are all restaurants and bars, thrilled.” but a playoff game Packed restaurants changes all that. and booked-up hotels are Even bigger is the great. There’s also the national TV exposure, run on merchandise like which is free to the city team jerseys and but priceless for its T-shirts, but the real image. treasure is the national “Our skyline, our exposure. waterfront. When they “It’s going to be on TV come to play in Seattle, and people are going to it’s nothing but an adver- see that it’s a great city,” said Nick Fairburn tising piece for our community,” said Ralph Mor- shortly after the win over the St. Louis Rams. ton, the executive direc“Great place to live, tor of the Seattle Sports Commission, which mon- great place to hang out.” Recent estimates itors the economic impacts of pro sports for show that hosting an the city’s Convention and NFL playoff game can generate anywhere from Visitors Bureau. $9 million to $20 million “A home game in the in economic activity. playoffs means a huge The payday will only crowd downtown,” Morget better if the Hawks ton said. “It means keep up their winning excitement for days building up to the game.” ways. “If it becomes the The 12th Man brought that excitement Seattle Seahawks playing in New York in Febto FX McRory’s in Pioneer Square, where fans ruary, Seattle will be at the heart of every news ran up the tab. Owner story on all the sports Mick McHugh says the playoffs will be even bet- channels,” Morton said. ________ ter. “It’s January, right? KOMO News is the Seattle Usually the deadest news partner of the PDN. BY JOEL MORENO KOMO NEWS
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Iowa’s Jordan Cotton (23) dives over LSU cornerback Jalen Collins (32) on a kickoff return during the fourth quarter of the Outback Bowl. straight 11-win season. The Badgers (9-4) lost their fourth straight bowl game, failing to capitalize on 100-yard rushing games from both Melvin Gordon and James White.
LSU 21, Iowa 14 TAMPA, Fla. — Jeremy Hill ran for 216 yards and two touchdowns, helping LSU and inexperienced quarterback Anthony Jennings hold off Iowa in the
Outback Bowl. Craig Loston’s fourthquarter interception stopped a potential tying drive, giving Hill a chance to put the game out of reach by carrying four times for 87 yards on a 92-yard march that gave LSU (10-3) a 21-7 lead. Iowa (8-5) pulled within a touchdown after Jordan Cotton returned the ensuing kickoff to the Tigers 4. Jennings rushed for one touchdown, but the fresh-
man threw for only 82 yards and was intercepted once and sacked four times while standing in for the injured Zach Mettenberger in his first college start. C.J. Beathard replaced Jake Rudock at quarterback for Iowa on the first play of the fourth quarter. His fourth-down interception stopped one promising drive, but he also tossed a 4-yard TD pass to Kevonte Martin-Manley that cut it 21-14 with 1:42 remaining.
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ORLANDO, Fla. — Connor Shaw was responsible for five touchdowns, including three passing, and South Carolina outlasted Wisconsin in the Capital One Bowl. The senior was selected the game MVP after picking apart the Badgers’ defense, completing 22 of 25 passes for 312 yards. Shaw also had rushing and receiving scores. The game also turned out to be the final college contest for South Carolina star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, who said afterward that he would forgo his senior season to enter the NFL draft. South Carolina (11-2) won its third straight bowl game to cap its third
mess up the mojo they’ve discovered on offense after losing Reggie Wayne at midseason. “It’s probably like solving the Rubik’s Cube,” coach Chuck Pagano cracked when asked about choosing this week’s starters to fend off Kansas City’s front seven. ■ Cincinnati: Despite a club-record 33 TD passes, Andy Dalton has been streaky and has yet to come up big in the postseason. He’s had horrible playoff performances at Houston in his first two trips to the playoffs — six sacks, four interceptions, no TDs — and last year he overthrew wide-open A.J. Green in the end zone in the waning minutes of a 19-13 loss to the Texans.
“A great player is going to get those things and hit some of those,” Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said earlier this season about that overthrow. “That’s how you get to that status. If not, you’re never going to be looked at as that.” ■ Kansas City: There are only 25 players on the Chiefs’ 53-man roster who have played in a postseason game, and 12 of those have never won. Kansas City hasn’t won a playoff game since 1993, so the Chiefs, who have lost their last seven postseason games, will be leaning on those few who have had some success. “Some of us have done this before,” said Alex Smith, who led the 49ers to the NFC title game two years ago. “It’s wiping the slate clean. It’s a brand new season. This game is such a week-to-week thing anyway.” ■ San Diego: Philip Rivers had a bounce-back season under coach Mike McCoy, but the Chargers’ defense nearly kept them out of the playoffs, allowing 332 yards to Kansas City’s backups in a game San Diego won 27-24 in overtime Sunday. Officials missed an infraction that should have given the Chiefs a 36-yard field goal try at the end of regulation. “You’ve got to play our best every week or you’re going to get beat,” McCoy said. “It doesn’t matter who you’re playing.”
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No trading took place Wednesday because of the New Year’s Day holiday.
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Kwabena Boahen holds a biologically inspired processor attached to a robotic arm in a laboratory at Stanford University.
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Tom Edwards walks back to his truck with his chain saw in the woods near Spanaway. Despite working as a logger all his life, he is pessimistic about his chances of ever retiring, an opinion common among American blue-collar workers.
Retirement chances are narrow for many Despite long life of labor, odds down BY EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Tom Edwards grew up in a family that’s been cutting trees and hauling timber in the Pacific Northwest for more than a century. The Spanaway resident said he has worked as a logger since he was a kid. It’s just what an able-bodied youngster was expected to do. Now, at 53, with business in a slump and little money in savings, he’s pessimistic about his chances of retiring. “It’s never going to happen. By the time I reach retirement age, there won’t be Social Security. There’s not going to be any money,” Edwards said. “I’ll do like my father did: I’ll work till I die.” Across the U.S., such concerns are common among blue-collar baby boomers — the 78 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964. Many have jobs that provide paltry pensions or none at all, as many companies have been moving toward less generous retirement packages in the past decade. Many boomers expect to work the rest of their lives because they have little cash put away for their old age and they worry Social Security won’t cover their bills. Some hope to move to jobs that are less physically demanding.
Growing portion The share of U.S. workers who are 55 and older is expected to continue growing, according to the The Oxford Handbook of Retirement 2013. The group comprised 12.4 percent of the workforce in 1998. The share jumped to 18.1 percent in 2008 and is expected to be almost 25 percent by 2018. The book is edited by Mo Wang, codirector of the Human Resource Research Center at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business Administration. In an interview, Wang said it’s a misconception that lower-wage workers are slackers in preparing for retirement. “People don’t have adequate earnings,” Wang told The Associated Press. “It’s not because they don’t want to save. It’s because they just can’t.” Many people don’t save enough for their own retirement because they lack financial literacy skills, Wang said. Also, he said it can be incorrect to assume that people with lower incomes have more financial concerns than people with higher incomes. Psychologically, the important thing is the ratio of life earnings to wealth — how much money a person earns in a life span compared with how much of it the person gets to keep. “Whether they have the 401(k) is not the decisive factor in influencing how well they live,” Wang said.
Computers are learning with time Brain inspires new tech BY JOHN MARKOFF THE NEW YORK TIMES
PALO ALTO, Calif. — Computers have entered the age when they are able to learn from their own mistakes, a development that is about to turn the digital world on its head. The first commercial version of the new kind of computer chip is scheduled to be released this year. Not only can it automate tasks that now require painstaking programming — for example, moving a robot’s arm smoothly and efficiently — but it can also sidestep and even tolerate errors, potentially making the term “computer crash” obsolete.
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Catherine Bacon, 46, of Durant, Miss., speaks about the economic problems she faces as she gets older in the industry challenged Mississippi Delta. “Whether they have their own house is a big factor.” For homeowners, about 50 percent of wealth is typically tied up in the house and other investments, while a pension accounts for about 25 percent and Social Security accounts for about 25 percent, Wang said.
Social Security key For people who don’t own their homes, particularly those who’ve worked low-income jobs, “Social Security is super important,” he said. “Social Security is one way to pull them out of poverty.” People can receive full retirement benefits from Social Security between 65 and 67, depending on when they were born, and Medicare coverage at 65. Farmers, loggers and other agriculture workers often have their wealth tied up in their homes or work property. Business consultant Mike Salisbury of American Falls, Idaho, has spent more than three decades helping farmers plan their financial futures. He said the biggest concern for most is succession — whether any children want the farm once a farmer retires. “Now, statistics pretty well show that about two-thirds of farm families do not have successors interested in coming back into the business,” Salisbury said.
Looking for exit strategy Without someone to take over the family business, farmers look for an exit strategy, he said. “There are some really complex tax ramifications for when a farmer decides to stop farming,” he said. He said farmers approaching retirement want to know how to convert the equity in their land, fixtures, buildings and machinery into cash without having to pay the upper tax rates or having to pay taxes in a lump sum the day assets are sold. “We like to think of our farmers as just barely getting by and dirt poor,” Salisbury said. “For the vast majority of farmers today, the ones that sur-
vived the economic crash of the ’80s, they’re probably in pretty good shape.” People who’ve worked low-wage jobs for decades, such as 46-year-old Catherine Bacon of Durant, Miss., said they have a tough time envisioning an affordable retirement, even if that goal is decades away. Bacon worked 21 years in a catfish processing plant cutting filets and hoisting bags of fish to make sure they weighed 15 pounds, never earning more than $16,000 a year. To supplement her income for nine of those years, she also worked weekends as a convenience store cashier. The seven-days-a-week routine meant she rarely saw her two oldest daughters when they were young.
The new computing approach, already in use by some large technology companies, is based on the biological nervous system, specifically on how neurons react to stimuli and connect with other neurons to interpret information. It allows computers to absorb new information while carrying out a task and adjust what they do based on the changing signals. In coming years, the approach will make possible a new generation of artificial intelligence systems that will perform some functions that humans do with ease: see, speak, listen, navigate, manipulate and control. That can hold enormous consequences for tasks like facial and speech recognition, navigation and planning, which are still in ele-
mentary stages and rely heavily on human programming. Designers said the computing style can clear the way for robots that can safely walk and drive in the physical world, though a thinking or conscious computer, a staple of science fiction, is still far off on the digital horizon.
Biological computing “We’re moving from engineering computing systems to something that has many of the characteristics of biological computing,” said Larry Smarr, an astrophysicist who directs the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, one of many research centers devoted to developing these new kinds of computer circuits. Conventional computers are limited by what they have been programmed to do.
Recognizing stats Computer vision systems, for example, only “recognize” objects that can be identified by the statistics-oriented algorithms programmed into them. An algorithm is like a recipe, a set of step-by-step instructions to perform a calculation. But last year, Google researchers were able to get a machine-learning algorithm, or neural network, to perform an identification task without supervision. The network scanned a database of 10 million images and trained itself to recognize cats.
Realities of retirement The kind of retirement many Americans envision — travel, hobbies, leisure time without financial stress — is just a wistful fantasy for her. Bacon is a single mother with two grown children and two younger children still living at home. Sitting at the kitchen counter of the double-wide trailer she rents from one of her sisters, she sighed. “I haven’t given up on living,” Bacon said. “It’s just, certain things I want to do, I know I won’t do them. Traditional retirement — I won’t have that.” Some blue-collar workers have employers who chip in toward retirement. In Atlanta, 41-year-old Jason Baumgartner works as a master carpenter, helping build luxury homes. He said his employer contributes to a Roth IRA for him, and he puts in some money each week, as well. He and his wife have a son who’s about to turn 2, and they’ve consulted a financial planner. He said he wants to save enough money to start his own business and work for himself rather than for somebody else. “I think the hours and, you know, the labor-intensive stuff won’t be as bad,” Baumgartner said. “But still, I plan on working until I’m 60, 75. Well, 70.”
Fiat to buy up Chrysler stock THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
DETROIT — Italian automaker Fiat SpA announced Wednesday that it reached an agreement to acquire the remaining shares of Chrysler for $3.65 billion in payments to a unioncontrolled trust fund.
Already part-owner Fiat already owns 58.5 percent of Chrysler’s shares, with the remaining 41.5 percent held by a United Auto Workers union trust fund that pays health care bills for retirees. Under the deal, Fiat will make an initial payment of $1.9 billion to the fund, plus an additional $1.75 billion upon closing the deal. Chrysler will also make additional payments total-
ing $700 million to the fund as part of an agreement with the UAW. The deal is expected to close on or before Jan. 20, according to a statement from Chrysler. Sergio Marchionne, CEO of both Fiat and Chrysler, has long sought to acquire the union’s shares in order to combine the two companies.
Global automaker “The unified ownership structure will now allow us to fully execute our vision of creating a global automaker that is truly unique in terms of mix of experience, perspective and know-how, a solid and open organization,” Marchionne said in a statement issued by Turin, Italy-based Fiat.
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014
Make a new start with the new year is least crowded and when the odds are in our favor for finding a parking place within 2 miles of the post office. And we appreciate knowing what time the neighbor usually goes out to get the paper so we can avoid doing the same thing at the same time, thus avoiding an awkward social interaction in our 14-year-old jammies. It’s perfectly natural: patterns, cycles and some degree of predictability that allows us to weather the rest of it.
months: I can change and survive. I can follow directions, and I can find the green beans in a difoverly-optimisMark ferent store, and I can find the tic neighbors new place for the spare toilet Harvey by re-posing paper. (NOTE: A little pre-planthe question: ning on the latter element will Now what? serve you well in a crisis.) Due to a I can figure out a different multitude of microwave, and I can move the personal cirunderwear to a different drawer. cumstances And I can get the paper at a that would be different time. (NOTE: The jamexquisitely bormies stay the same. “Change,” ing to anyone like anything else, can be taken who isn’t me to extremes.) (which means Fear of change I can even learn to utilize, on most of you), I’ve been forced to a very basic level, a new elecThe downside of this perfectly confront more “change” in the tronic device that is capable of natural pursuit is that it’s perpast six months than I probably doing things I didn’t even know fectly natural to become, over have in the past 10 years, so I needed to be done. But what one time, anxious if our little patfeel uniquely (if temporarily) qualified to comment on the topic. terns and routines are disrupted. can do with said device is . . . We come to depend upon them amazing. Most of us just naturally purHmm. So, a box is still a box, so much that we can become sue stability, predictability. fearful of deviation — of “change” even if I built it myself. We just naturally want to All this change isn’t conve— because we secretly wonder if know where the money is going Now what? we could even function any other nient or efficient. It’s rife with to come from, where the next frustrations and missteps and way. And each new year brings the meal is going to come from and wasted time and effort, and going Could we survive? opportunity to sit back and ponwhere the spare toilet paper is to the wrong place at the wrong Can we even imagine the kept. der the age-old question, “Now time for the wrong thing because We feel more secure when we rhythms and landmarks of our what?” “that’s how I always did it,” and know which drawer the pot hold- lives any other way? Scary! Indeed. Now . . . what? it’s tiring. This is a “routine,” not a rut! If you’re among the many who ers are in and how to set the It’s also invigorating! Exciting! alarm clock. It’s a “tradition”! (Heard that one have made New Year’s resoluEnergizing! We like knowing which pills to more than once in the past two tions, I wish you the best of luck, And here’s something even months?) and may your motivation exceed take when, where they are, that weirder: I mentioned “inertia” there are enough to get through Well, here’s something I’ve your inertia. learned in the past six months: A above, right? Well, it’s true: An If you’re among the many who the weekend and (on rare occaobject in motion does tend to stay sion) who might actually pay for “box” is still a box, even if we have concluded that New Year’s in motion, meaning the more you them. built it ourselves. resolutions are bogus, because It comforts us to know when force yourself to change, the more Even if I built it myself. every day is pretty much like any the sun comes through which And here’s another interesting you can change — the more you day when it comes to “change,” windows, when the grocery store thing I’ve learned in the past six let’s get a head start on our do change — and the more you
YOU PROBABLY KNOW on some level that as of yesterday, it’s 2014. If you’ve written any checks since 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, put the newspaper down right now and go check to see if you wrote “2014” or “2013.” Go ahead. We’ll wait. OK? That could have been a particularly less-than-amusing oversight if you were paying a health insurance premium or bailing your brother-in-law out of jail. No need to thank me because that’s why we call this “Help Line.” So, assuming that the finances are in as much order as they’re going to get for the next few days, welcome to 2014. Weird, huh? Remember when 1984 seemed wildly futuristic? I know. Me, too.
welcome change because change becomes “normal.” You begin to feel . . . alive. Competent. Capable. Out-of-thebox . . . That you built yourself. But you are still who you are — with funny ways and wonderful ways and skills and talents and stupendous inadequacies. And so, on the second day of 2014, now what?
Stand up or hide Well, we’ve been awash in mega-change for a while now, and it appears that the world isn’t going to stabilize anytime real soon, so we can stand up straight against the wind, or we can hunker down and hide in little boxes that we built ourselves. Or we can go get down that old box that’s behind the bowling ball in the top shelf of the closet in the spare bedroom. because that’s where we packed away the “courage,” and unpack it. Try it on. See if it still fits. You might be surprised. Happy New Year.
_________ Mark Harvey is director of Clallam/Jefferson Information & Assistance, which operates through the Olympic Area Agency on Aging. He can be reached at 360-452-3221 (Port Angeles-Sequim), 360-385-2552 (Jefferson County) or 360374-9496 (West End); or by emailing email@example.com. The agency can be found on Facebook at Olympic Area Agency on Aging-Information & Assistance.
Briefly . . . cene’s newest preschool at First Presbyterian Church, 294433 U.S. Highway 101, will be open Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Teacher Viviann Kuehl will be on hand to welcome PORT ANGELES — students and their families, The Friends of the Port to answer any questions on Angeles Library will hold a the developmentally approclearance sale at the priate program and to offer library, 2210 S. Peabody sample activities. St., throughout this month. The preschool operates All hardcover fiction from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesbooks are reduced, with days, Wednesdays and funds going toward Thursdays. improvements at the facility. The first day of class is this Tuesday. Preschool opening For more information, QUILCENE — Quilphone 360-765-4321 or
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Book discussion SEQUIM — John Steinbeck’s East of Eden is the featured book for discussion at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 3 p.m. Set in the rich farmland of California’s Salinas Valley, the novel follows the entwined destinies of two families — the Trasks and the Hamiltons — whose generations re-enact the fall of Adam and Eve and the rivalry of Cain
Attendees are encouraged to bring paints, colored pencils, paper or glue, or other creative elements to add color to the blank cardstock provided by the league for card-making activities. Members make original for the Sunshine Port Ludlow artists cards Committee as well as to be PORT LUDLOW — Art- sent to armed forces troops. ist members of the Port Guests are welcome to Ludlow Artists’ League and attend for a fee of $5. their guests are invited to For more information, the annual meeting with phone league President hot soup at the Bay Club, Judy Danberg at 360-473120 Spinnaker Place, on 7999 or email shortline@ Wednesday, Jan. 15, from cablespeed.com. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Peninsula Daily News
and Abel. Steinbeck creates some of his most memorable characters and explores his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity, the inexplicability of love and the murderous consequences of love’s absence. Copies of the book are available at the library in multiple formats, including CD audiobook CD and downloadable e-book. They can be requested online through the library catalog at www.nols.org. The program is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not
required, and drop-ins are welcome. For more information, visit www.nols.org and click on “Events” and “Sequim,” or phone 360683-1161 or email Sequim@nols.org.
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle 1
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014
DEAR ABBY: My sister “Nicole” faked several pregnancies to keep her boyfriends around until they wised up. She is now really pregnant by a married man. Nicole has a long criminal history and has been in and out of jail for various offenses. She’s now facing drug charges that could land her in jail for the next 10 or 15 years. If she’s found guilty, my mother will get custody of the baby so it won’t have to stay in foster care. My parents are in their late 50s and financially capable, but they’re not in the best of health. Mom plans to raise the child until Nicole gets out of prison because my sister “always wanted to be a mom.” My husband and I have been discussing adopting a child and would love to adopt Nicole’s baby. If we did, we’d get a child and could provide the love, safety and security my sister cannot. And the child would get a stable home. Mom feels Nicole “deserves” to be a mom, despite the fact that she’s going to jail and flits from man to man searching for someone to love her. How can I get my mother to see that the needs of this baby have to come first? She should be more concerned with this innocent baby than her drugged-out daughter. Am I wrong to feel hurt and think my mother is choosing her over me? Heartbroken in Alabama
by Lynn Johnston
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Frank & Ernest
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ZITS ❘ by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman
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Dear Wit’s End: Most parents strive to make their children independent. Your mother may want you home not because you can’t take care of yourself but because she doesn’t want to live alone. I wouldn’t call that abuse, but I do consider it to be selfish and self-serving. You should not sacrifice your lifestyle to live with someone as manipulative as your mother. When she attacks, laugh and deflect her with humor. Assure her that as incompetent as she thinks you are, you’re “muddling through.” And if she persists, point out that if she doesn’t ease up, she’ll be seeing less of you.
_________ Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, the late Pauline Phillips. Letters can be mailed to Dear Abby, P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069 or via email by logging onto www.dearabby.com.
by Eugenia Last
before you make an impulsive move, you are best to take care of pressing matters that may affect your reputation. Expect someone to pose a problem for you if you aren’t mindful of what others want. 3 stars
The Family Circus
sion and consider adopting another child. P.S.: Perhaps your father will understand that what you’re proposing makes sense and will speak on your behalf.
Dear Abby: I’m in my late 20s, single and have no children. I have lived on my own since I was 18. I own my home, my car and have no credit card debt, but my mother refuses to acknowledge me as an adult. When I do simple chores or cook meals, she acts surprised. She constantly pleads with me to move back home because she insists I can’t take care of myself and refuses to discuss it any further than belittling me. My friends say what she’s doing constitutes abuse. I’m not sure I agree, but I do think it is rude and manipulative. How can I deal with her condescending attitude when I’m with her? At My Wit’s End
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Keep moving, conversTAURUS (April 20-May ing and making your sug20): Take time to talk to your gestions heard. The more peers or to research some- you interact, the more inforthing you’d like to pursue this mation you will gather and year. You don’t have to make the further ahead you’ll get. an abrupt change in your Refuse to let a last-minute life, but giving yourself time incident stifle romantic plans. to consider the possibilities Focus on enhancing your will lead to something good. love life. 3 stars 2 stars LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. GEMINI (May 21-June 22): Keep the peace. Protect 20): Be versatile. Offer sug- your home, your family and gestions and hands-on help your future. Refrain from to someone who has done overreacting or making an favors for you in the past. unnecessary move that Start out the year by paying could be costly. Concentrate back and it will make you on work, your performance feel good. Make plans to chill and getting ahead. It’s what with a friend. 5 stars you accomplish and how CANCER (June 21-July that will spare you grief. 22): Make sure that you are 5 stars on the same page as anySCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. one you are personally or professionally involved with. 21): You’ve got all the right Partnerships should take pri- moves and words to make a ority and setting up a guide- difference. Don’t hold back; push for what you want and line to ensure fairness will don’t worry about what othhelp you move forward ers do or say. It’s up to you seamlessly. 3 stars to make things happen. Your LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): courage will be impressive. You may need a change, but 4 stars
by Pat Brady and Don Wimmer
Dennis the Menace
The Last Word in Astrology ❘ ARIES (March 21-April 19): Rethink your strategy, lifestyle and current direction. Get back to basics and concentrate on making changes that count. Recognize your passion and you’ll find a way to turn it into a paying job you want to pursue. 2 stars
Rose is Rose
Dear Heartbroken: Stop personalizing this as a choice your mother is making between you and your sister. Try instead to make her understand how traumatic it will be to a child who could be as old as 10 or 15 to be handed over to a virtual stranger who has no job, no money and a long uphill climb to try to build a future. Your sister may have always dreamed of motherhood, but the most important part of being a parent — aside from loving a child — is being present. If your sister is found guilty, she will be absent long after her child’s primary attachments will have formed. If this doesn’t convince your mother to change her mind, you will have no choice but to accept her deci-
by Jim Davis
Red and Rover
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Family feuds over criminal sib’s baby
by Scott Adams
For Better or For Worse
Fun ’n’ Advice
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): An investment will pay off. A change at home or to the way you live looks inviting. Express your thoughts and plans and you will gain support. Don’t fold under pressure. Do things your way and don’t look back. 3 stars CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You’ll have plenty to contend with when dealing with peers, friends or relatives. Keep your thoughts and plans to yourself until you are certain you can live up to any promise you want to make. Arguing will be futile. 3 stars AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Reflecting on the past can help you move forward. Problems with a boss, government agency, institution or even a legal matter must be dealt with diplomatically. A change in health, finances or emotional wellness is apparent. Proceed with caution. 3 stars PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Care, share and offer what you can to your friends, colleagues or those you have worked with in the past. What you do for others will bring you high returns. There is money to be made. Propose a deal or draw up a contract. 4 stars
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Jefferson County Fire District 4 (Brinnon) is establishing a candidate list for career Firefighter/EMT 1 position available immediately. Applications due 1/04/2014. Contact dept. at (360)796-4450 for application packet.
NOW HIRING RN’s & LPN’s for Pediatric Private Duty Nursing shifts in Quilcene. Vent & Trach experience preferred-training available. Apply online now at AllianceNursing.com or call 800473-3303. EOE
A LT E R AT I O N S a n d Sewing. Alterations, mending, hemming and some heavyweight sewing available to you from me. Call (360)531-2353 ask for B.B.
COMPUTER Care Sales and Repairs 24+ years exp. Desktop/Office/Laptop computers upgraded, free estimates in Sequim. Virus/Malware remova l . D i s c o u n t s ava i l , drop offs welcome. firstname.lastname@example.org (360)808-9596 RUSSELL ANYTHING 775-4570 or 681-8582
FSBO: 2001 manufactured home on 1.2 acres, 3 br., 2 bath, well house, mountain view, Agnew area. $135,000. (360)457-8912
IMMACULATE RAMBLER ON GOLF COURSE L i g h t a n d o p e n fa m i ly/dining/kitchen with cozy wood stove. Formal living room with heatilator fireplace. Spacious b e d r o o m s. E n t e r t a i n ment sized decks, attached greenhouse and cart shed MLS#272010. $179,000. Chuck Turner 452-3333 PORT ANGELES REALTY
105 Homes for Sale Clallam County BRAND NEW HOME IN SEQUIM Beautiful 3 bed, 2 bath home with mountain view in the Estates. Covered front porch, cherry laminate flooring, Hardiplank siding and heat pump. The kitchen features slab granite counter tops with tile back splash and solid custom hickory cabinets with pull outs. The spacious master suite has a walk-in closet and bathroom with tile floor, double sink hickory vanity and walk-in shower. Still time to pick your flooring in the bedrooms. 30’ x 24’ garage with an 8’ door. MLS#272005 $289,900 Terry Neske (360)477-5876 WINDERMERE PORT ANGELES
MOUNTAIN VIEW 3 BR, 2 bath, 1395 SF, handicap access, laundry room, walk in tub, heat pump furnace w/central air. Amazing yard: Gazebo & garden boxes! $159,500. 681-2604.
MT. PLEASANT AREA RAMBLER On 1.39 acres. Country kitchen with breakfast bar, extensive orchard, berries, fenced garden area and dog run. Pond with waterfall and lots of flowers. 28’ x 28’ atrium fo r f u n a n d h o b b i e s . Small workshop off garage. All private yet close in MLS#270626. $229,900. Paul Beck (360)461-0644 WINDERMERE PORT ANGELES
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By DAVID OUELLET HOW TO PLAY: All the words listed below appear in the puzzle –– horizontally, vertically, diagonally, even backward. Find them and CIRCLE THEIR LETTERS ONLY. DO NOT CIRCLE THE WORD. The leftover letters spell the Wonderword. EXPLORING ANTARCTICA’S ICE CAVES Solution: 7 letters
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TWO HOMES FOR PRICE OF ONE Recently updated 1,016 sf main home plus a 598 sf guest home both on the same lot in down town Sequim. Both homes have fresh exterior paint. The main home offers a newly updated kitchen and baths plus n ew v i ny l a n d c a r p e t through out the home. A tall wood fence runs between the two homes for pr ivacy. Garage sized storage and shop building finishes off the package. MLS#272513. $150,000. Tom Blore (360)683-4116 PETER BLACK REAL ESTATE
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Preowned Single Wide 14x66 2 Br., exceptional condition, will deliver and set. Buy Rite Homes (360)681-0777
505 Rental Houses Clallam County 3 Br., 2 bath with garage, wood floors, stainless appliances, separate family, living room. Gold Star energy saving award. $990. (360)477-0710.
CONDO: Live at beautiful Lake Sutherland on the sunny side year round. Enjoy this condo in the private gated community of Maple Grove, Br., 1.5 ba, 2 decks 120 Homes for Sale 2and private dock. You Jefferson County will love living in this gorgeous setting. $1,100 1st, last, deposit and RANCH FOR SALE 6 8 a c r e s , 1 , 7 0 0 s f refs. Call (360)775-7670 house, 1,500 sf shop or (360)461-2079 to visit p l u s l a r g e h ay b a r n , your new home. fenced, pond, gated entry, mtn. and water view. DISCO BAY: Waterfront, newly renovated 3 Br., 2 Quilcene. ba, 20 min. to Seq./P.T. $895,000 $900. (360)460-2330. (360)765-4599
JAMES & ASSOCIATES INC. Property Mgmt. (360)417-2810 HOUSES/APT IN P.A. A 1 br 1 ba ...............$500 H 1 br 1 ba ...............$500 A 2 br 1 ba ...............$625 A 2 br 1 ba ..............$700 A 2 br 2 ba ...............$750 H 3 br 1 ba ...............$850 H 3 br 2 ba ...............$850 H 4 br 2 ba ...............$950 H 4 br 1 ba .............$1100 H 3+ br 1.5 ba ........$1100 H 3 br 3 ba wtr vw ..$1450 Complete List at: 1111 Caroline St., P.A. P.A.: 1 Br., centrally located, pets allowed. $550. (360)809-0432 P.A.: 3 Br., 2 bath, gar. $1,100 mo. $1,100 security. (360)417-0153. P.A.: Tiny but cute, 1 Br., garage, water view, 122 Hancock Ave. $650 plus damage dep. (360)797-3474. Properties by Landmark. portangeleslandmark.com
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311 For Sale 505 Rental Houses 505 Rental Houses 105 Homes for Sale 105 Homes for Sale Manufactured Homes Clallam County Clallam County Clallam County Clallam County REDUCED PRICE Set in desirable Cherry Hill, this classic beauty has been recently updated, enhancing its traditional charm. Nearly 3,000 sq. ft. of living space, boasting 4 br., 2 bath, a for mal dining room and a kitchen nook, family room and great storage. The double, corner lot offers a fenced backyard and a detached shop. MLS#271754. $329,000. Jean Irvine (360)417-2797 COLDWELL BANKER UPTOWN REALTY
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SEQUIM: Newly remod- CENTRAL P.A.: Clean, eled 2 Br., 1 ba mobile, quiet, 2 Br., excellent carpor t, storage shed. references required. $750 mo. (360)477-8180 $700. (360)452-3540. WEST P.A.: 1,000 sf, 2 Br., 1 bath, laundry room, car por t, view. 1st, last mo. rent, no smoking, refs. $750 mo. (360)417-5063.
605 Apartments Clallam County 1ST Month Rent Free! EVERGREEN COURT APTS (360)4.52-6996 • Nice, family environment with plenty of room for your children to play. • 1, 2, 3 Br. units avail. • Must income qualify 2202 West 16th, P.A.
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CENTRAL P.A.: Conve n i e n t 2 b r. , 1 s t f l r. $589 incl. util! Clean, roomy, NO SMOKE/pet maybe. 504-2668. P. A . : 2 B r. , n o p e t s. $675 mo., 1st, last, dep. (360)670-9418
1163 Commercial Rentals TWO OFFICES IN DOWNTOWN SEQUIM GAZETTE BUILDING FOR SUB-LEASE 448-sq-ft for $550 mo., 240-sq-ft for $350 mo. Perfect for accountant or other professional. S h a r e d c o n fe r e n c e room, restroom, wired for high-speed Internet. Contact John Brewer, publisher, (360)417-3500
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CENTRAL P.A.: 2 Br., 1 ba, no smoke/pets, exc. Peninsula Classified 1-800-826-7714 refs. required. $550. (360)457-5352
6040 Electronics LAPTOP: Toshiba, 17”, less than a year old, Windows 8. $400/obo. (360)457-5143
6050 Firearms & Ammunition
6055 Firewood, Fuel & Stoves FIREWOOD: $179 delivered Sequim-P.A. True cord. 3 cord special for $499. Credit card accepted. 360-582-7910. www.portangeles firewood.com
FIREWOOD BERSA Thunder .380. (360)477-8832 Like new, less than 100 rounds fired.Upgraded Walnut grips, Includes 2 6065 Food & factory magazines, IWB Farmer’s Market OWB Remora holsters, original poly grips, factoFARM FRESH EGGS ry box and paperwork. $4 per dozen. 417-7685. Cash only FTF in Sequim. Call 6075 Heavy (206)499-7151 MUZZLELOADER: 50 cal., Vortek NW edition, extras, little use. $375. (360)460-7712 RIFLE: Ruger mini 14 t a c t i c a l , n ew i n b ox , threaded/supressor, high cap mags. $1,250. (360)461-1352
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GMC: ‘98 C7500 series truck, propane new Jasper engine under warranty, flat bed, lumber racks and tool boxes, Allison tranny. $10,200/ obo. (360)683-3215.
CHINA CABINET: Antique, oak, excellent con6055 Firewood, dition, lights inside, Fuel & Stoves graceful lines, room for HYSTER: ‘79 tilt-bed extras on bottom, paid WO O D S TOV E : 1 9 9 7 trailer. 25’ long, 20 ton. $4,800. Steal at $2,200. med. size Quadra-Fire. $8,800/obo. Tom, (360)683-7440 $900. (360)683-4742. (360)640-1770
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9820 Motorhomes 9820 Motorhomes
9802 5th Wheels
MOTORHOME: Newmar 2001 Mountainaire for sale, 38’ with 63,100 miles. In very good condition. Asking $31,000. Call Bill, (360)582-0452 to find more info and/or see the unit.
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6100 Misc. Merchandise
8180 Garage Sales PA - Central
MISC: Miller MIG/plasma cutter, with rolling car t and Argon bottle, $1,000. Multiple power tools, grinders, belt sanders, router, lathe, all sorts of saws, $500/obo. M I S C : 4 To y o t i r e s , Workbenches (3), with P225 60 R16, like new, wheels, 3’ x 4’ x 8’, $100 $450. Refrigerator, $300 each. (360)452-4179. Enter tainment center, solid wood, $75. 2 office 6140 Wanted desk chairs, very good & Trades c o n d i t i o n , l e a t h e r, 1 black, 1 brown, $40 ea. Washer, $100. Dr yer, WANTED: Reloading, $50. Dining table, drop hunting, fishing, old tools leaf, dark brown, ver y misc. (360)457-0814. good condition, $100. (360)670-9199 6135 Yard &
MASSAGE TABLE SEMI END-DUMP TRAILER: High lift-gate, S t a t i o n a r y, h e a d a n d arm rests, good condiex. cond. $15,000/obo. tion, only three years (360)417-0153 old. $325. (360)417-9522 SEMI Trailer: 53’ 1992 make: TRLMO. 53’ Semi Box Van low pro 24.5 -75% rubber spare, wheel $7,999 inspected road worthy! Moving out of state! Pack at your speed sell when you get to your destination! Do the logistic-cost-it works save $$ (909)224-9600
TRUCK/TRACTOR: ‘56 Kenworth , new batterGarden ies, excellent r unning MISC: TV, 54”, $200. condition. $6,500/obo. Reciever and surround (360)683-3215 sound go with the unit, SNOW BLOWER: Yard Machine, 8 hp, electric $150. (360)452-2527. start, good condition. $495. (360)683-4051. 6100 Misc. P O O L TA B L E : E S P N pool table, regulation Merchandise size, slate top, with ac- 8142 Garage Sales cessories, balls, cues. Sequim ESTATE SALE: Reclin- $500/obo. er, $75. BowFlex exer(360)681-4224 COLLECTIBLES Sale: ciser, everything with it, weights, etc., $450. TV VACUUM: Kirby Sentria Fri.-Sat.-Sun., 10-5 p.m., e n t e r t a i n m e n t s t a n d , 2. Never used! 4 months 1 7 8 W. S p r u c e S t . $10. Twin bed, $25. Gas o l d , a l l a t t a c h m e n t s, Glassware, dolls, furnf i r e p l a c e , $ 4 5 0 . video instructions. Paid tiure, clothes, dishes, Stackable washer/dryer $2,100. Asking $600/ t r i n k e t s , d e c o r, f i l m camera accessories and works good, $200. obo. (360)683-9804. all sorts of antiques. (360)457-7009 INSIDE ESTATE SALE TV and stand, $50. Beds, $25 ea. Dresser, $25. Coffee table and end tables, $30 set. Computer desk, $60. Recliner, $30. Upright freezer, $50. Stackable washer/dryer, $200. Sofa, $30. Call for appt. (360)457-7009
6105 Musical Instruments
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PIANO: Wurlitzer Petite B a by G ra n d P i a n o. Good condition, regular tunings, dark mahogany color, bench included. $600/obo. (360)457-2842 or (360)477-2968
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T h e Po r t A n g e l e s Friends of the Library are holding a month long Januar y clearance sale of all hardback fiction books for $1.00 each at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.
7035 General Pets FREE: Cats. To good home, 2 indoor, neutered, declawed, ver y social, loving, friendly, well cared for. (360)477-9584 PUPPIES: Black, yellow and white purebred AKC Labrador Retriever puppies $500. Male & Female avail. Dewclaws rem o ve d , ve t c h e cke d . Bor n 12/2, ready late Januar y. Will hold for $250 non-refundable deposit. (360)681-2034.
MOTORHOME: ‘03 38’ Dutch Star. 20,230 mi., tr iple slide-out, new fridge, micro., gas oven, queen bed, sm freezer, many extras, Cat 3808, 6 sp. Allison Trans. Book $127,000. Asking $80,000. (360)457-3718 or (360)565-6408.
MOTOR HOME: ‘99 25’ Allegro by Fleetwood. Class A, 85K mi., hydraulic power levelers, new fridge, rear queen bed, 2 solar panels and inverter, suited for on or off grid camping. $8,500. (360)460-7534
AIRSTREAM: ‘93 34’ Excella 1000. 3 axles, nice. $14,500. In Por t Angeles. (206)459-6420.
TRAILER: ‘03 Kit Companion Extreme. Small MOTORHOME: ‘07 24’ slide. $4,500. 461-6130. Itasca. Class C, 30K low TRAILER: ‘13 23’ Visa mi., two queen beds. $43,950. (360)683-3212. by Gulfstream. $19,950. (360)681-7601 M OTO R H O M E : Fo u r Winds ‘98, Class C, 22’. Gas and electric fridge, good cond., trailer hitch, 98,330 miles. $7,200. (360)582-9769 MOTORHOME: Holiday Rambler 2000 Endeavor, 38’, (2) slide-outs, 330 HP Cat, Allison Tr a n s , 7 9 k , s i x - w a y leather pilot and co-pilot seats, 4 dr. fridge with ice maker, hyd. leveling jacks, 7.5 diesel gen., rear vision sys., combo washer/dryer, solar panel, 25’ side awning, satellite dish, (2) color TVs, many other extras! Asking $59,000. In Sequim, (360)301-2484
5TH WHEEL: 27’ Alum a s c a p e 2 0 0 2 , 3 p. slides, with Ford F250 460 V8 custom HD trans pull 15K. Interior l i ke n ew, q u e e n b e d . Truck 1992 all power, 85000M. Package ready to go anywhere $19,000/obo. (360)649-4121
9808 Campers & Canopies C A M P E R : ‘ 0 3 L a n c e. Like new, used two short trips, for short bed pickup, air, queen bed, dinette, shower, toilet, lots of storage. $7,850. (360)681-0172
S&S: ‘83 9.5’ camper. Self-contained, stable lift T R AV E L Tr a i l e r w i t h jack system, new fridge. Pick-up: Ford ‘88 F150 $3,000. (360)452-9049. Pickup. $2,000 worth of new tires and rims. 1997 21’ Chateau travel trail9050 Marine er. Complete with A/C, Miscellaneous refrigerator, queen size bed, bunk beds, microA Captains License wave, stove. Will sell No CG exams. Jan. 13, separately or as a unit. eves. (360)385-4852. $8,000. www.usmaritime.us (360)681-4224
9802 5th Wheels 5TH WHEEL: ‘04 34’ Alpenlite. 2-slides, great condition, going south or live in the best park on the Peninsula. $19,000. (509)869-7571
PUPPIES: Registered Chesapeake Retrievers, male, $550 and female, $550. (360)670-9286.
9832 Tents & Travel Trailers
BAYLINER: 20’ Cabin Cruiser. E-Z Load trailer. $800/obo. 775-6075. BELLBOY: ‘72 ‘19 boat, 140 HP Johnson ‘86, Evenrude 15 HP kicker, many extras! Call for details. $1,995. (360)683-7297
FIBERFORM: 17’, 50 5TH WHEEL: ‘96 Wild- a n d 6 h p Ya m a h a s . wood. 36’, good cond., $2,750. (360)460-6647. MOTORHOME: Itasca e v e r y t h i n g w o r k s . ‘12 Reyo. 25.5’, beauti- $2,900/obo. 565-6017. LAVRO: 14’ drift boat, 2 ful, on sprinter chassis, sets oars, trailer. $1,000. Mercedes-Benz diesel, (360)928-9616 CHECK OUT OUR under 5k miles, loaded NEW CLASSIFIED with extras, Onan gen., LIVINGSTON: 12’ 9.9 WIZARD AT inver ter, drivers, door, hp, 4-stroke, galvanized www.peninsula moor. $89,500. trailer, $1,650. dailynews.com (360)928-3692 (360)681-8761
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9742 Tires & Wheels
O / B M OTO R : 3 0 0 h p Evinrude, good shape, 20” shaft. $4,000. (360)460-2420
TIRES: 4 mounted 6 h o l e G M w h e e l s , LT 245/75 R16 10 ply, 800 mi. $750. (360)683-9112
SATURN: ‘12, 15’, inflatable boat. With ‘12 Nissan 20 hp outboard and hand-held Garman GPS, Hawkeye marine radio, depth finder, 5’ harpoon, 5’ dock hook, 2 life jackets, and many other items. $3,500. (360)582-0191
9180 Automobiles Classics & Collect.
CHEV: 2000 SS Camaro. Top condition, cherry red, new wheels/tires, recent big tune-up. $9,500/obo. (360)457-9331.
CHEV: ‘66 Impala conve r t i bl e. R u n s g r e a t , beautiful, collector! $17,000. (360)681-0488.
CHEV: ‘87 El Camino. Runs good, good body and interior. $2,800/obo. (360)683-6079 TRADE: ‘10 new Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic trike with only 60 miles, C O RVA I R : ‘ 6 3 Tu r b o factoy Lehman trike val- S p y d e r C o u p e . R e ued at $20,000 (sell) or stored, loaded. $10,500. (360)683-5871 trade for older restored pickup truck, will considT R I U MPH: ‘74 TR6 er any make and model. Classic British Spor ts (360)452-5891 Car. Excellent runner, YA M A H A : ‘ 0 3 V- S t a r c o nve r t i bl e w i t h h a r d Classic. Air cooled, V- top, rare over-drive, lots of extra original and new Twin 5 sp, many extras. parts. $19,900. Serious $3,800/obo. 683-9357. inquiries. (360)460-2931 YAMAHA: ‘06 YZF R1 50th anniversary edition. 9292 Automobiles 23k, clean title, comes Others with extras, ex. cond. $6,100. (360)477-0017. CHEV: ‘96 Camaro TTop. 115K, runs great, 9740 Auto Service n e e d s t ra n ny. $ 2 , 0 0 0 fir m. Ser ious inquires & Parts only. (360)461-2367. HONDA: ‘82 XL80S. $400. (360)683-3490.
ENGINE AND TRANS Ford ‘87 302 engine and transmission, 58k. $500 cash. Call from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., (360)683-5434, leave message.
9742 Tires & Wheels STUDDED TIRES: set of 4 Wintercat 235/75R15. Set of 4 Wintercat 235/75R15 LT excelent Condition. will deliver to PA/Sequim asking $200. 374-9655 please leave message.
CHEV: ‘99 Cor vette. Loaded, excellent condition, heads up display, 52K miles. $16,500. (360)452-1520
FORD: ‘87 Tempo. Silver, 47K mi., great condition. $1,000/obo. (360)460-9234
KIA: ‘01 Sportage 4X4. 190k, very good cond., new tires, 25-32 mpg, runs strong, nice stereo with CD. $2,750/obo. (360)460-1277 HYUNDAI: ‘10 Elantra Touring. 31K, sunroof, very clean. $12,500/obo. (360)681-4809
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SALE OF TIMBER FRANCIS MCCRORY LOGGING UNIT QUINAULT RESERVATION, WASHINGTON SEALED BIDS, in duplicate, on forms provided, labeled “Proposal for the FRANCIS MCCRORY Logging Unit,” addressed to the Superintendent, Taholah Agency, 1214 Aalis Street, Building “C”, P.O. Box 39, Taholah, Washington, 98587, will be received until 2:00 p.m. local time, Tuesday, January 28, 2014, for the purchase of timber on the FRANCIS MCCRORY Logging Unit, Quinault Reservation, Washington. Bid opening will occur in the main conference room of the Quinault Division of Natural Resources (QDNR) building at Taholah, Washington. This logging unit contains approximately 79 acres to harvest with a total predetermined volume of 1,697 MBF of sawlogs including 1,661 MBF of western hemlock and other conifer sawlogs, 24 MBF of Douglas-fir sawlogs and 12 MBF of red alder and other hardwood sawlogs; and an undetermined volume of cull and utility logs (all species). The above stated volumes are estimates and are not guaranteed. Each bidder must state the total purchase price that will be paid for timber on this unit. The minimum qualifying bid will not be advertised. Cull and utility logs (except western redcedar) are removable at the Purchaser’s option. No western red cedar salvage operations will be allowed. A deposit in the form of a certiﬁed check, cashier’s check, bank draft, or postal money order, payable to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, in the amount of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00) must accompany each sealed bid. The right to waive technical defects and to reject any and all bids is reserved. The deposit of the apparent high bidder, and of others who submit written requests to have their bid considered for acceptance, will be retained pending bid acceptance or rejection. All other deposits will be returned. The deposit of the successful bidder will be applied as par t of the purchase price against timber cut on this unit only, or retained as partial liquidated damages if the bidder does not execute the contract and furnish a satisfactory bond in the amount of Thirty Five Thousand Dollars ($35,000.00) within thirty (30) days of bid acceptance. The BIA expressly reserves the right to recover any additional damages which may result from bidder’s failure to execute or perform under the terms of this bid offering. The performance bond, payments, and subsequent deposits (except deposit w/bid) shall be by electronic funds transfer or as designated by the Superintendent. Before bids are submitted, full information concerning the timber, conditions of the sale, and the submission of bids should be obtained from the Superintendent, Taholah Agency, 1214 Aalis St., Building “C”, P.O. Box 39, Taholah, Washington 98587. Dated this 17th day of December, 2013 at Taholah, Washington, Greg Masten, Superintendent, Taholah Agency. Pub: Dec. 26, 2013, Jan. 2, 2014 Legal No. 534120
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