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Council OKs $3.9 million esplanade Marketing funds help cover costs BY PAUL GOTTLIEB PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — The City Council has taken money from the city’s marketing and visitor signage programs to cover construction costs for the esplanade phase of the waterfront improvement project. Council members voted 6-1 Tuesday, with Councilman Max Mania opposed, to approve a $3.9 million contract to Primo Construction of Carlsborg, the lowest of four bids submitted. The entire, roughly $17 million
waterfront project will be permitted as of Friday, when the city gets an Army Corps of Engineers permit to drive pilings for the esplanade, city Community and Economic Development Director Nathan West said Wednesday. The pedestrian walkway will include seating and be built north of Railroad Avenue toward the shoreline.
No work during festival Construction equipment will be staged by Sept. 30, but no work is planned to take place during the 11th annual Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival from Oct. 12-14, West said. The contract awarded Tuesday was 11.5 percent higher than the $3.5 million engineer’s estimate for the project. “Until I’ve had an opportunity to
Poet set to share ‘Tremolo’
meet with the contractor, I don’t have details of what made that higher,” West said. “The good thing is that we saw consistency there in that each contractor had higher numbers and were a little more in line with where we are as far as the [contract] award goes.” Council members filled the gap by taking $80,000 from the city’s “branding” program, which cancels the effort to market the North Olympic Peninsula’s amenities but kept in place a $5,000 marketing push for the city’s composites campus. The council also applied $125,657 in “wayfinding” sign-direction project funds and $24,898 in entryway monument project funds to the contract. TURN
An artist’s rendering depicts the Port Angeles esplanade, with a pedestrian walkway and seating north of Railroad Avenue.
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Alice Derry reading to take place Friday BY DIANE URBANI
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PORT ANGELES — Alice Derry laid her heart between the pages of her book Tremolo. “For Bruce and Lisel,” she writes near the front, dedicating the poems that follow to her husband of 27 years and to her 25-year-old daughter, now a teacher in New York City. Derry herself taught for close to three decades at Peninsula College, and Tremolo has poetry about life with students here — and about their struggles. She misses those students, now that she’s been retired three years, but Derry knew she had to Alice Derry’s book leave school to is named after a write this book. musical effect. She’ll read from Tremolo, named for the musical effect that sounds like trembling, this Friday in the Raymond Carver Room at the Port Angeles Library. Admission is free to the 7 p.m. reading at the library at 2210 S. Peabody St. This book was a long time coming, so “we’re going to have a little celebration, with a cake,” Derry promised. “So if you don’t like poetry,” she added with a smile, “you can eat cake.”
Personal journey Tremolo is an intensely personal journey through events that are fairly universal: a daughter’s goodbye to her parents, a mother letting go of her daughter. The poems will be familiar to lovers of the outdoors, too, as they take the reader on camping trips to Shi Shi Beach and Strawberry Point, and to Lake Ozette and the fields of Dungeness. TURN
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Off San Juan Island, Tucker the tracking dog leads a team of researchers to orca scat.
He tracks orcas’ scent And teaches scientists a few tricks, too BY KIRK JOHNSON THE NEW YORK TIMES
OFF THE COAST OF SAN JUAN ISLAND — A dog named Tucker with a thumping tail and a mysterious past as a stray on the streets of Seattle has become an unexpected star in the realm of canine-assisted science. He is the world’s only working dog, marine biologists say, able to find and track the scent of orca scat, or feces, in open ocean water — up to a mile away, in the smallest of specks.
Successful searcher Through dint of hard work and obsession with an orange ball on a rope, which he gets to play with as a reward after a successful search on the water, Tucker is an ace in finding something that most people, and perhaps most dogs, would just as soon avoid.
And it is not easy. Scat can sink or disperse in 30 minutes or less. But it is crucial in monitoring the health of the region’s whales, an endangered group that is probably among the most studied animals in the world. Most of the 85 or so orcas, or killer whales, that frequent the San Juans have been genotyped and tracked for decades. But none of this could happen as easily as it does without Tucker and his wet, black nose — or the new tricks he taught the scientists. “Sometimes, he’d just turn around and sit down and stare at me, waiting for me to figure it out,” said Deborah A. Giles, who is completing a doctorate on how orcas here are affected by the thousands of whale watchers and scores of commercial whale-watch vessels that cluster around the animals. TURN
Mothers take care of sons BY SINDYA N. BHANOO THE NEW YORK TIMES
NEW YORK — Humans, pilot whales and killer whales (orcas) are the only known species in which females have a prolonged period of menopause, when they cannot reproduce. Now, a study in Science reports the purpose menopause serves in orcas: so females can care for their sons and make sure their genes are passed on to future generations. “Females have a really unique life history,” said Emma Foster, a marine biologist at Exeter University in England. TURN
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Cable pundits to face off in ‘rumble’ PICK YOUR PUNDIT when Bill O’Reilly and Jon Stewart face off for a special 90-minute debate about the 2012 presidential race. The host of Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor” and the anchor of Comedy Central’s fake newscast “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” have announced they will clash in the event, dubbed “The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium.” This live debate will be streamed online Oct. 6 from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The price is $4.95, with one-half of the profits donated to a number of unspecified charities. In a statement, Stewart quipped that “The Rumble” will be entertaining for all,
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Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart, left, and political pundit Bill O’Reilly takes sides on “The O’Reilly Factor” on Fox News Channel in New York in 2010. They’re set to do it again Oct. 6. including “people who just enjoy yelling.” It’s why Al Gore invented the Internet, the announcement added.
Baby for Williams British singer Robbie Williams and his wife, Ayda Field, are celebrating the birth of their first child, a daughter. Williams, 38, who rose to stardom as part of the boy band Take That,
announced that the baby was born Tuesday at 3:33 p.m. and weighed in at 7 pounds, 4 ounces. He wrote on his blog: “Praise be, it’s Theodora Rose Williams, affectionately known as Teddy.” He added, “Mummy and Daddy are all rockin.” The blog post didn’t say where the baby was born, but Williams had said previously that a London birth was planned.
PENINSULA DAILY NEWS PENINSULA POLL TUESDAY’S QUESTION: To how many years in prison should the terrorist Ahmed Ressam be sentenced?
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LOUIS SIMPSON, 89, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who told characteristically American tales of common people and often cast a skeptical eye on the American dream, died Friday at his home in Stony Brook, N.Y. His death was confirmed by his daughter, Anne Simpson. Mr. Simpson had Alzheimer’s disease and had been bedridden for some time. He taught at the State University of New York at Stony Brook for many years. Mr. Simpson sought the poetry in everyday life, writing in a simple, unadorned style with specifically American settings. The poet and critic Edward Hirsch called him “the Chekhov of contemporary American poetry.” “It’s complicated, being an American,” Mr. Simpson wrote in the poem “On the Lawn at the Villa.” “Having the money and the bad conscience, both at the same time.” His collection At the End of the Open Road, for which he won the Pulitzer in 1964, painted a grim picture of the American temperament in the last half of the 20th century in poems like “In the Suburbs”: There’s no way out. You were born to waste your life. You were born to this middleclass life As others before you Were born to walk in procession To the temple, singing. In later years Mr. Simpson’s poems displayed less pessimism and more of an acceptance of the world as it is. In a valedictory poem, “A Farewell to
His Muse,” he reflected: All you really know is given at moments when you’re seeing and listening. Being in love is a great help. Oh yes, but keep a dog.
_________ TOM SIMS, 61, who was credited with inventing one of the earliest snowboards and, as a worldchampion competitor and manufacturer, with helping to further snowboarding’s widespread acceptance in the sporting world, died Sept. 12 at a hospital near his home in Santa Barbara, Calif. The cause was complications following cardiac arrest, said his sister, Margie Sims Klinger. Mr. Sims was an avid skateboarder in 1963, when he built a crude “ski board” in his seventh-grade wood shop class in Haddonfield, N.J., so he could continue to ride during the winter. His boyhood invention did not work very well, but it inspired him to continue to refine the design. At the same time, he began building a career as a designer of skateboards. In the mid-1970s, when Mr. Sims was riding boards he had made in professional competitions, he founded Sims Skateboards in Whittier, Calif., to manufacture and market them. Soon, the company was sponsoring skateboarding luminaries like Christian
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22 years 1.8% Hosoi and Craig Kelly, and expanding to manufacture 23-30 years 3.1% snowboards as well. By the 1980s, many ski 31-40 years 5.5% resorts still looked at snow41-50 years 6.8% boarding as a fad, if they allowed it at all. More than 51 years 79.3% The sport was nevertheTotal votes cast: 873 less growing, and riders had Vote on today’s question at www.peninsuladailynews.com started organizing competitions. NOTE: The Peninsula Poll is unscientific and reflects the opinions of only those peninsuladailynews.com users who chose to participate. The results cannot be Most of the early conassumed to represent the opinions of all users or the public as a whole. tests involved slalom races, as in alpine skiing. Mr. Sims brought his Setting it Straight aggressive skateboarding style to the sport and helped Corrections and clarifications introduce freestyle snowThe Peninsula Daily News strives at all times for accuracy and fairboarding, using natural and ness in articles, headlines and photographs. To correct an error or to artificial obstacles on the clarify a news story, phone Executive Editor Rex Wilson at 360-4173530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. hill to perform tricks.
Peninsula Lookback From the pages of the PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
1937 (75 years ago) Trail Riders of the Forties, a band of Port Angeles men intent upon getting better-acquainted with the Olympics, completed a fiveday trail trip through the northeast corner of Mount Olympus National Monument. Led by Preston Macy, superintendent of the national monument, and transported with their outfits by the pack train of A.W. Shelleberger, the riders traveled up the Elwha River to Hayes River, then up the Hayes to Hayden Pass and down to the head-
waters of the Dosewallips River. They then went over another divide into the headwaters of the Grey Wolf River, which they followed to its fork with the Dungeness River — a total of 60 miles.
1962 (50 years ago) A possible rail disaster was narrowly averted when old railroad ties were discovered in the Milwaukee Road track between Port Angeles and Sequim.
Ed Emanuel, Milwaukee Road agent, told Clallam County Sheriff R.I. Polhamus that had a train been going very fast, it could have resulted in derailment and loss of life. Emanuel said the engineer of a freight train spotted the ties lying lengthwise on the track and was able to stop the train in time.
1987 (25 years ago)
A fire in a bedroom at Second Street House, operated by Peninsula Counseling Center to provide Seen Around 24-hour care for mentally Peninsula snapshots handicapped adults, is A DEER AND her fawn believed to be arson. A 26-year-old resident of Lottery mincing through the intersection of Cherry and Third the Port Angeles facility was arrested shortly after LAST NIGHT’S LOTstreets in Port Angeles . . . the fire. TERY results are available WANTED! “Seen Around” No one was injured in on a timely basis by phonthe blaze, which was ing, toll-free, 800-545-7510 items. Send them to PDN News P.O. Box 1330, Port Angeles or on the Internet at www. Desk, started by igniting newspaWA 98362; fax 360-417-3521; or walottery.com/Winning pers stuffed in a dresser, email news@peninsuladailynews. Numbers. the fire marshal said. com.
Looking Back From the files of The Associated Press
TODAY IS THURSDAY, Sept. 20, the 264th day of 2012. There are 102 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On Sept. 20, 1962, James Meredith, a black student, was blocked from enrolling at the University of Mississippi by Democratic Gov. Ross R. Barnett. Meredith was later admitted. On this date: ■ In 1519, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan and his crew set out from Spain on five ships to find a western passage to the Spice Islands. Magellan was killed enroute, but one of his ships eventually circled the world. ■ In 1884, the National Equal
Rights Party was formed during a convention of suffragists in San Francisco; the convention nominated Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood for president. ■ In 1911, the British liner RMS Olympic collided with the Royal Navy cruiser HMS Hawke off the Isle of Wight; although seriously damaged, the Olympic was able to return to Southampton under its own power. ■ In 1958, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was seriously wounded during a book signing at a New York City department store when Izola Curry stabbed him in the chest. Curry was later found mentally incompetent. ■ In 1967, the Cunard liner
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 was christened by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II in Clydebank, Scotland. ■ In 1980, Spectacular Bid, ridden by Bill Shoemaker, ran as the only entry in the Woodward Stakes at Belmont Park in New York after three potential challengers dropped out in horse racing’s first walkover since 1949. ■ In 1996, President Bill Clinton announced he was signing the Defense of Marriage Act, a bill outlawing same-sex marriages, but said it should not be used as an excuse for discrimination, violence or intimidation against gays and lesbians. ■ Ten years ago: President George W. Bush appealed to a
reluctant Russian President Vladimir Putin to back a new U.N. resolution that would threaten Iraq with war if it did not disarm; Russian officials indicated there might be room for compromise. ■ Five years ago: President George W. Bush declined to criticize Blackwater USA, a security company in Iraq accused in a shooting that resulted in civilian deaths, saying investigators needed to determine if the guards violated rules governing their operations. ■ One year ago: Repeal of the U.S. military’s 18-year-old “don’t ask, don’t tell” compromise took effect, allowing gay and lesbian service members to serve openly.
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A3 Briefly: Nation Half avoid taxes but still are not poor
Myanmar activist in D.C.
WASHINGTON — A senior administration official said President Barack Obama met with Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the White House on Wednesday. WASHINGTON — Mitt The Nobel Romney got the math about right. But when he said 47 per- Peace laureate, now on a cent of Americans pay no 17-day trip to income taxes and are “dependent on government,” he blurred the U.S., spent 15 years together half or more of the under house entire country. Forty-six percent of the coun- arrest for opposing militry’s potential taxpayers — tary rule in some 76 million — paid no fedAung eral income taxes last year, said the country also known as Burma. the Tax Policy Center. While it’s true most nonpayers are poor, they include many Justice faulted others who got tax breaks WASHINGTON — The Jusbecause they are old or have tice Department’s internal children in college. But 6 in 10 watchdog Wednesday faulted still paid Social Security and the agency for misguided strateMedicare payroll taxes, and gies, errors in judgment and more than that paid federal management failures during a excise taxes on items such as bungled gun-trafficking probe in gasoline, alcohol and cigarettes, Arizona that resulted in hunsaid Roberton Williams, who dreds of weapons turning up at analyzes taxes at the center. crime scenes in the U.S. and On the other hand, 150 milMexico. lion people received benefits Two senior officials left the from one or more federal prodepartment, one by resignation grams, the Census Bureau said. and one by retirement, upon Combined, those numbers release of the report. belie a political point that RomIn a 471-page report, Inspecney, the Republican presidential tor General Michael Horowitz candidate, was making when he referred more than a dozen peospoke at a secretly recorded ple for possible department disFlorida fundraiser in May. ciplinary action for their roles in He said 47 percent “will vote Operation Fast and Furious and for the president no matter a separate, earlier probe known what.” Not so for the elderly, as Wide Receiver, undertaken who favored Romney over during the George W. Bush Barack Obama 52 percent to 42 administration. The Associated Press percent in a poll last month.
Briefly: World Lonmin miners celebrated a wage deal Wednesday that ended a deadly and prolonged strike, but labor unrest continued with police firing rubber bullets and tear gas at strikers at a different platinum mine. BEIJING — Chinese police Some warned that the deal cleared roadblocks, and some struck by Lonmin to give its Japanese businesses reopened after days of angry protests over 28,000 workers up to 22 percent Japan’s wartime occupation and pay raises would incite other miners to similar action. Lonits recent purchase of islands min also employs 10,000 conalso claimed by Beijing. tract workers not covered by the Beijing agreement. sanitation “It sets a dangerous preceworkers used dent, and illegal actions to high-pressure enforce wage increases could hoses to erase occur at other mines in future,” the stains of said Gideon du Plessis, head of paint bombs the mainly white Solidarity hurled at the mining union. Japanese Embassy the Locke Karzai urges peace day before. Anti-Japan KABUL, Afghanistan — The protests roiled many Chinese Afghan president Wednesday cities over the weekend, trigurged his nation to rally behind gered by the Japanese governthe push for peace negotiations ment’s decision last week to with insurgents despite persispurchase some disputed East tent violence, evoking the memChina Sea islands from their ory of a former leader who was private Japanese owners. assassinated while trying to In Beijing, the bitterness broker talks with the Taliban. spilled over to the nearby U.S. “We should all strive for Embassy, with about 50 protest- peace,” said Hamid Karzai, adders surrounding the car of U.S. ing that doing so continues the Ambassador Gary Locke. mission of slain former PresiLocke told reporters Wednes- dent Burhanuddin Rabbani, day that Chinese authorities killed by a suicide bomber poswere “very quick” to move the ing as an insurgent emissary. demonstrators away. Karzai spoke at a memorial “It was all over in a matter of marking the one-year anniverminutes, and I never felt in any sary of Rabbani’s death, which danger,” he said. badly shook confidence in the chance that a peaceful resoluMiners cut a deal tion could be achieved. MARIKANA, South Africa — The Associated Press
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Paris weekly reignites furor over Islam video Paper publishes vulgar cartoons THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
PARIS — A French magazine published vulgar caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad on Wednesday, brandishing its right to free speech amid global tensions over a movie insulting to Islam. In response, the French government ordered embassies and schools to close Friday in about 20 countries, and tens of thousands marched in Lebanon in protest. The move by the provocative weekly Charlie Hebdo followed days of violent protests from Asia to Africa against the film “Innocence of Muslims” and turned France into a potential target of Muslim rage.
Thousands march In the southern Lebanese port city of Tyre, tens of thousands of people marched through the streets Wednesday, chanting, “Oh America, you are God’s enemy!” The magazine’s crude cartoons played off the film and ridiculed
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Charlie Hebdo’s chief editor, who goes by the name Charb, talks to the media in Paris on Wednesday. the violent reaction to it. Riot police took up positions outside the offices of the magazine, which was firebombed last year after it released an edition that mocked radical Islam. Charlie Hebdo’s chief editor, who goes by the name of Charb and has been under police protection for a year, defended the cartoons. “Muhammad isn’t sacred to
me,” he said in an interview at the weekly’s offices on the northeast edge of Paris. “I don’t blame Muslims for not laughing at our drawings. I live under French law; I don’t live under Quranic law.” Charb said he felt no responsibility for any violence. “I’m not the one going into the streets with stones and Kalashnikovs,” he said.
Another GOP lawmaker says he disagrees with Romney BY JONATHAN WEISMAN THE NEW YORK TIMES
Add Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada to the ranks of Republican political candidates distancing themselves from Mitt Romney and his comments that 47 percent of Americans are dependent on the government and view themselves as victims. “I have a very different view of the world, having grown up with a father who was an auto mechanic and a mother who was a school cook, and five brothers and sisters,” said Heller, who is locked in a difficult campaign to be elected
to the Senate seat to which he was appointed. Heller told a story of his father, who he said had been laid up after back surgery and dependent Heller on assistance for the six to eight weeks he was out of work. “I think the government has a responsibility,” he said. “One of the responsibilities of the federal government is a safety net.”
Heller joined Sen. Scott P. Brown, Republican of Massachusetts, and Linda McMahon, a wrestling executive running for the Senate in Connecticut, who have gone out of their way to distance themselves from Romney’s comments, captured in a leaked cellphone video from a fundraiser in May. Reaction to the tape has been divided between conservatives and lawmakers in safe Republican districts, who have generally applauded Romney’s sentiments, and Republican candidates in swing states, who have run from them.
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Houston boy Joey Morrison adjusts his space helmet after watching the shuttle aircraft carrier with Endeavour atop land Wednesday at Ellington Field. The shuttle is making a final trek across the country on its way to the California Science Center in Los Angeles, where it will be permanently displayed.
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West: Man claims sword blinded him at attraction
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Nation: Doubts arise over claims about ‘Jesus’ wife’
World: Colombian drug lord changed face, officials say
A SOUTH DAKOTA COUPLE have now filed a $10 million suit against the Buena Park, Calif., dinner show theater Medieval Times, saying that a mock swordfight left Dustin Wiseman partially blinded when a shard of metal flew into the newlywed’s eye. Wiseman, 37, and wife, Melissa, 38, alleged that the popular attraction failed to take precautions to protect its patrons. They also said their April 2011 honeymoon was ruined by the incident. “The only thing they actually did was go to the beach, then go to Medieval Times and go to the hospital,” according to their attorney, Jason Fowler, who said Wiseman’s undergone three surgeries.
CREWS SCRAMBLED TO make repairs Wednesday near the busiest lock on a vital Mississippi River commerce corridor near St. Louis as hundreds of barges and tugboats were snarled in a backlog growing worse by the hour. Workers closed Lock 27 last Saturday after finding that a protection cell — a rock-filled steel cylinder against which barges rub to help align them for proper entry into the lock — had split open. The lingering drought also has made the Mississippi narrower, leaving towboat pilots struggling to find a safe place to park their barges as they wait out the repairs that they hope will be completed by today.
IS A SCRAP of papyrus suggesting that Jesus had a wife authentic? Scholars Wednesday questioned the much-publicized discovery by a Harvard scholar that a 4th-century fragment provided the first evidence that some early Christians believed Jesus was married. Karen King, a professor of early Christianity at Harvard Divinity School, announced the finding Tuesday at an international congress on Coptic studies in Rome. The text, written in Coptic and probably translated from a 2nd-century Greek text, contains a dialogue in which Jesus refers to “my wife,” whom he identifies as Mary.
AN ALLEGED COLOMBIAN drug lord changed his appearance through repeated plastic surgeries before he was captured in Venezuela while making a call from a public pay phone, Venezuela’s justice minister said Wednesday. Suspected drug trafficker Daniel Barrera, aka “El Loco,” was being brought from the city of San Cristobal to the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, Justice Minister Tareck El Aissami said. Officials said Barrera had been posing as a cattle rancher and when detained was carrying a false identification with the name Jose Tomas Lucumi that also said he was a resident of the Colombian city of Cali.
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Tucker: Research boat is, in effect, canineâ€™s legs CONTINUED FROM A1 recent scat-search session, signaling to Giles behind the wheel with tiny finger â€œHeâ€™s very subtle,â€? said motions â€” a bit to the right, Giles, sitting behind the a bit more to the left, circle wheel of the research vesback â€” that Tucker was sel Moja, as Tucker, an suggesting by his posture 8-year-old black Lab mix, and level of attention. paced at the prow on a recent afternoon. One thing to get out of New tricks the way quickly: Orca scat Out on these waters, really does not smell that though, it seems every creabad. ture is learning new tricks. Salmon have taken to More fish than foul hiding under commercial Perhaps because the ani- whale-watch boats when mals eat mostly chinook they are being hunted by salmon â€” the tastiest kind, the orcas. The boats, in turn, are many human seafood lovers filled with people â€” upward agree â€” the scent is more of 500,000 during the peak fish than foul. But unlike, say, a narcot- season from May to October ics-sniffing dog that can â€” who have paid to see lead its human around by a whales and who in many leash, the research boat cases, boat operators and itself is, in effect, Tuckerâ€™s scientists say, return home legs when he has picked up wanting somehow to help the animals. the aroma. Whale-loving visitors in He cannot physically go where the sample is to be turn reinforce a local ecofound but must somehow nomic engine that hinges signal where he wants the more and more on having boat to go, with the feces whales to see. The whales are becomsomewhere out there on the ing, in a strange way, more water. Like a Delphic oracle in sync with the rhythms of whose every nuanced their human watchers â€” expression must be inter- resting less during daylight preted by acolytes â€” Tucker and more at night than might lean to one side of the they used to in the 1980s or boat, then another, then â€™90s. As part of her dissertasuddenly sink back onto his tion at the University of green mat with his head California, Davis, Giles is between his paws, the scent examining reduced prey lost â€” his nose for scat availability and increased leads on, and all must folvessel presence as potential low. causes. â€œThe slightest twitch of his ear is important,â€? said Ball toy Elizabeth Seely, a trainer who has worked with For Tucker, though, it Tucker for four years at a mostly comes down to his nonprofit group called Con- ball toy, which he plays with servation Canines, which in exuberant, wild abandon, specializes in dog-assisted tossing it into the air and research on behalf of endan- staging crouched bouts of gered species. tug of war with Seely. When a fecal sample is She stood at his side on a
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sity of Washington and director of the orca scat research project. The research, financed by Washington Sea Grant of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is raising new questions about how to protect the orcas. Wasser said that when he started the project four years ago, he thought boat activity would be a crucial element of whale stress, reflected through stress hormones in their scat.
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Orcas of both sexes remain with their mothers throughout their lives, but the whales help sons with foraging or offer protection.
Orcas: Stay with moms CONTINUED FROM A1 increase in the likelihood of death in the year after a motherâ€™s death. â€œIt makes more sense for the mothâ€œThey stop reproducing in their 30s ers to invest more in their sons because and 40s, but they can live into their there is no increased burden on the 90s.â€? family group,â€? Foster said. Using 36 years of data on orcas in â€œChildren of sons move on to new the Pacific Northwest, the researchers found that for males older than 30, the family groups.â€? The findings recall what some sciendeath of a mother meant an eightfold tists term the â€œgrandmother hypotheincrease in the likelihood of death sisâ€? in humans: the idea that a long within a year. Killer whales stick with their moth- menopause allows women to focus not on their own fertility or on their adult ers their entire lives. children but on nurturing the next genFoster suspects that mothers help sons with foraging or offer protection in eration. By â€œensuring the success of their encounters with other males. grandchildren, they improve their Among female orcas older than 30, there was only about a threefold reproductive success,â€? Foster said. found, the researchers carry it toward him and then substitute the ball at the last second, reinforcing the connection between work and reward. Another scat dog in training, a flat-coated retriever named Sadie, was
donated to the program by an owner who could not deal with her ball fixation. In frustration, the owner put Sadieâ€™s ball on top of the fridge. Eight hours or so later, she returned and found Sadie still sitting there,
staring up at the object of her desire. â€œWhen the owner told me that story, my immediate response was, â€˜Weâ€™ll take her,â€™â€? said professor Samuel K. Wasser, director of the Center for Conservation Biology at the Univer-
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ABERDEEN â€” A child rape suspect wanted by Bellevue police was arrested Tuesday night in Aberdeen. KXRO reported that a tip led to the arrest of William Sumner, 62. The Washington Most Wanted website says he fled his home in McCleary in May.
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The council also transferred $142,464 in economic development funds. West told council members Tuesday that the project is â€œtheme-changingâ€? for the city and that he expects it to spur economic development. Mayor Cherie Kidd defended taking funding from the cityâ€™s marketing and visitor-amenity efforts, saying the waterfront project serves those very purposes. â€œThis is marketing for Port Angeles. This is the best marketing Port Angeles could have,â€? she said. Improving Port Angelesâ€™ waterfront near the MV Coho ferry landing on Railroad Avenue has been discussed â€œfor decades,â€? she said. The Black Ball Ferry Line ferry daily plies the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Port Angeles to Victoria and back.
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But it turned out, he said, that food supply was more important, with fewer salmon â€” because of overfishing by humans or habitat degradation or both â€” emerging as a main stress variable. Knowing to focus on fish supply, he said, means knowing where to focus public policy efforts on the animalsâ€™ behalf. Through the scat, biologists can tell, for example, which whale pods spend the winter off the coast of Southern California because their feces can contain higher trace elements of DDT, the pesticide that was banned in 1972. The poison still echoes through the decades in the fish the whales eat before returning north. Other orca groups have concentrations of dioxins or PCBs traced to industrial activity around Seattle. But for all his hundreds of hours on boats, Tucker will not get wet. He hates to swim, Seely said. She is not sure why. A trauma from puppyhood, she supposes. It is one thing about which he cannot communicate.
Briefly . . . Police chief apologizes for rude cops SEATTLE â€” Bellevue police have apologized to a Seattle police officer for three off-duty Bellevue cops who harassed an officer who asked them not to litter outside CenturyLink Field before Sundayâ€™s Seahawks game. Bellevue police confirmed Tuesday they are conducting an internal investigation of the incident. The Seattle Times reported that it happened as the off-duty officers were walking toward the stadium and a Seattle officer on duty at an intersection asked them to pick up a discarded item, reportedly a beer cup. Assistant Police Chief Jim Pugel said the group berated the officer and called her names. At least two identified themselves as Bellevue officers. Bellevue Police Chief Linda Pillo said she ordered an internal investigation and personally called the Seattle officer to apologize.
MOSCOW, Idaho â€” A Washington State University professor has been arrested for investgation of felony rape of a teenage girl. Fifty-one-year-old Andrew Appleton was arrested by police in nearby Moscow, Idaho, on Tuesday after the alleged victim came forward. The 18-year-old woman told police that Appleton intimidated and coerced her into a sexual relationship, starting when she was 16 years old and continuing for two years. The alleged rapes happened in Moscow and California. Appleton is an associate professor of politics at WSU in Pullman, where he has been a faculty member since 1994. University spokesman ________ Darin Watkins said Appleton has been removed from Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb can be reached at 360-452-2345, his duties and is no longer ext. 5060, or at paul.gottlieb@ on campus. peninsuladailynews.com. The Associated Press
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â€˜tour de forceâ€™ CONTINUED FROM A1 The book is also the fruit of Derryâ€™s friendships, made and developed over decades. S h e moved to Port Angeles in 1980; soon after that, she b e c a m e friends with w r i t e r s Derry Charlotte Warren and Tess Gallagher. Warren has been her writing partner since 1981, so the women rendezvous often, bring their poems and go through them together. Gallagher also has been an enthusiastic supporter, while her Irish companion, artist Josie Gray, painted Tremoloâ€™s cover art. His image of land and sky is titled â€œCĂłnaĂ Amuigh,â€? Gaelic for â€œdwelling outside.â€? Tremolo is Derryâ€™s fourth full collection of poetry. More details on her other books are at www.Alice Derry.com. Red Hen Press, a respected poetry publisher, accepted the Tremolo manuscript in 2008, but then the recession hit independent presses hard.
Delay in publication A delay in the bookâ€™s release let Derry revisit her poems, thinking through the collection at least twice more, before Red Hen finally published the book Sept. 1. â€œTremolo is a tour de force of vibratory power,â€? Gallagher writes on the back cover. Derry â€œis unstintingly frank about our failures
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with each other while witnessing the tenderness, the give and take that let us cleave to each other.â€? Tremoloâ€™s poems talk CHARLIE BERMANT/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS about â€œthe trembling of our lives,â€? Derry said, â€œand how Gary Fell, left, and John Ebner manage communications from within a van stationed outside the we have to face that and get National Forest Service station for a Quilcene search-and-rescue mission. steady from it.â€? Sheâ€™s inspired by â€œThe Waking,â€? a poem in which Theodore Roethke writes, â€œThis shaking keeps me steady.â€?
Lifeâ€™s rougher spots And thereâ€™s another line she appreciates, a line about lifeâ€™s rougher spots. â€œI learn,â€? Roethke wrote, â€œby going where I have to go.â€? If life is trial, community can be relief, Derry feels. Sheâ€™ll give about 15 readings from Tremolo in Washington, Oregon and California, and looks forward to talking with her listeners. â€œPeople ask really interesting questions,â€? she said. â€œEven though poetry seems like a solitary activity, in the sharing of it, itâ€™s a community act.â€?
Search for missing man focused near Quilcene BY CHARLIE BERMANT PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
QUILCENE â€” About 50 people from agencies in four counties continued to search for a 76-year-old Port Orchard man Wednesday afternoon in Olympic National Forest near Quilcene. Cecil Socrates Mann left his home Saturday on what his family thought was a oneday fishing trip. When he failed to return that day, they contacted the ________ Kitsap County Sheriffâ€™s Office, said Jefferson County Features Editor Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360- Sheriff Tony Hernandez. A flier distributed by the 452-2345, ext. 5062, or at diane. Kitsap County Sheriffâ€™s firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office said Mann â€œhas medical issues and has never been gone overnight before.â€? Law enforcement officers attempted to call his cellphone, but it was turned off, said Keppie Keplinger, spokeswoman with the Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management, who added that the investigation in Kitsap County began Sunday. Records showed that the last call on the cellphone originated from the Quilcene area. The search was focused on the Tunnel Creek Trail area Tuesday afternoon after Mannâ€™s 2007 Ford Focus was found wrecked on an
unpaved road leading to the trail, which is in Olympic National Forest west of Quilcene, Hernandez said. Crews continued the search through the night Tuesday, with the county Department of Emergency Management operating a communications van outside of the Forest Service headquarters in Quilcene.
Crisscrossing the area On Wednesday, searchers from Jefferson, Clallam, Kitsap and King counties â€” along with Border Patrol agents â€” were crisscrossing the area, which is just south of the Clallam County line,
Keplinger said. Two helicopters â€” one from the Border Patrol and another from King County â€” were involved in the search. Joe Nole, chief criminal deputy with the Jefferson County Sheriffâ€™s Office, was leading search efforts on the ground, Hernandez said. Mannâ€™s birthday is Oct. 12. He was born in 1935. Keplinger said many of the searchers are volunteers. â€œWhen an older person goes missing, it raises the red flag,â€? she said. â€œIf you get more people out there searching, it increases the chance of success.â€?
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PORT ANGELES — A smoldering fire that consumed 2 acres of brush off Black Diamond Road south of Port Angeles on Tuesday emitted a plume of white smoke that was visible from the city. Clallam County Fire District No. 2 and the state Department of Natural Resources contained the fire at 62 Frederickson Road to 2 acres and worked overnight to make sure it did not spread past containment lines. Smoke was reported by a person on Black Diamond Road at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. Fire District No. 2 Chief Sam Phillips said the fire likely started as an unauthorized campfire Monday evening, smoldered over-
night and spread as temperatures climbed into the upper 70s Tuesday. “It is fairly common for a smoldering fire to die down in the morning hours only to surface again once the afternoon sun warms the surface of the earth, allowing the fire to become more active,” Phillips said. DNR is investigating the cause, but fire officials received reports that young adults may have had an unauthorized campfire in the area before the fire spread, Phillips said.
Outdoor burn ban An outdoor burn ban is in effect until Sept. 30. The only exceptions to the ban are recreational fires in DNR-approved pits at designated campgrounds.
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SEATTLE — A state study suggests that even a SEATTLE — A number modest toll would result in traffic diverting away from of otherwise-qualified a tunnel on the Seattle Washington State Patrol recruits have missed out on waterfront onto city streets. The state Department of becoming state troopers Transportation study was because they took someone else’s prescription drugs at presented Wednesday to state lawmakers who are sometime in their life. considering funding Patrol spokesman Bob Caulkins said borrowing a sources to partially pay for drug from a friend is a fel- the multibillion-dollar project. ony, even if a doctor probaThe early stages of bly would have prescribed replacing the Alaskan Way the same drug for an illViaduct with a tunnel ness or injury. already have begun, with He said many applicrews tearing down the cants don’t realize that southern section of the elewhen they are questioned vated highway. about drug use and given a But the state is dependlie detector test during the ing on $200 million in application process. revenue to help pay for Caulkins told KIRO-FM the $3.2 billion replacethat doing it once in their ment for the aging, lives is enough for disquali- earthquake-vulnerable viafication. duct. The Washington State The study looked at Patrol has more than 60 tolling ranges between vacancies. 75 cents to $3.25. The agency is adding It says that “even modrecruiters to help find peo- est midday tolls” lead to a
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Gas and propane barbecues and self-contained stoves are allowed. Eleven firefighters from Fire District No. 2 fought the fire with a structural fire engine, two brush fire engines, a water tender and a command vehicle. DNR had a fire investigator and a 20-person crew on scene. The fire was moving slowly up a hill in a brushy area under a grove of timber when crews arrived Tuesday. Nearly 2,000 gallons of water was used to control the fire. The water was hauled in on trucks. The fire danger was listed as high in Clallam and Jefferson counties Wednesday.
PORT ANGELES — A 54-year-old man had been treated and released from Olympic Medical Center by Wednesday morning after suffering injuries on his sailboat 13 miles west of Port Angeles the evening before. At about 10:30 Tuesday evening, Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received a distress call from the 40-foot sailing vessel Beth just outside Crescent Bay, Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn said. The caller, also on the sailboat, said the captain of the Beth had suffered serious injuries to his back, ribs and both arms after being struck by the vessel’s boom. A Coast Guard helicop-
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Ron “The Barber” Gilbert died of natural causes at his Port Angeles home. He was 74. Services: None announced. Linde-Price Family Funeral Service, Sequim, is in charge of arrangements.
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For years, scientists and researchers pointed to nutrients from septic systems as a leading cause of the massive fish kills that repeatedly wiped out sculpins, rockfish, perch, sea stars and dozens of other marine creatures in Hood Canal. But the most comprehensive review ever of existing research on Hood Canal has come to a differ________ ent conclusion. Reporter Rob Ollikainen can be A new joint report by the reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5072, or at rollikainen@peninsula federal Environmental Protection Agency and the dailynews.com. state Department of Ecology determined the link between human activity and the hooked fjord’s lowoxygen problems wasn’t diversion of between 30 solid enough to warrant setpercent to 50 percent of ting new strict pollution traffic. limits. The two watchdog agencies — along with an Bridge contest exhaustive review by outSEATTLE — After the side experts — concluded Highway 520 floating that human sources of bridge in Seattle is nitrogen contributing to replaced in a couple of low-oxygen events in the years, what will happen to mainstem of Hood Canal the old pontoons? were “insignificant,” while That was the question evidence linking humans to for an international oxygen problems in the competition organized more troubled area near the by Washington State canal’s end in Lynch Cove University architecture “is not strong.” graduate student Sara Strouse. Major causes The Seattle Daily JourThe overwhelming nal of Commerce reported causes of fish kills, the agenthat ideas include floating housing and office space or cies concluded, are the geoga cemetery with submersed raphy of the canal and ocean conditions. crypts. “Some earlier reports More than 70 design probably implied that plans were submitted, human sources were a much and the best proposal will get a $3,000 prize from larger contributor,” said Tom Eaton, Washington state sponsors Friday when policy director for the EPA. judges announce the win“Our best assessment is ner. that Lynch Cove is sensitive, It will be displayed at but we think the overall the gallery for the Seattle impacts aren’t as significant chapter of the American as previously thought.” Institute of Architects. No one is suggesting that The Associated Press the 60,000 people living along the canal don’t cause serious trouble for sea life. Bacteria from septic drain fields, particularly along sensitive shorelines, vice at Forks Cemetery, often lead to shellfish bed Calawah Way Road. Pastor closures and may harm Pamela Hunter will offici- other aquatic creatures. ate. But the report reveals a Linde-Price Family Funeral Service, Sequim, is in charge of arrangements.
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The sole governing person for Windward Holdings LLC is Mark Gillis of Utah. An OMC representative said a Mark Gillis had been treated and discharged Wednesday morning. The Coast Guard towed the Beth to Port Angeles City Pier. Crews are investigating the cause of the man’s injuries. “They’re in that process now, trying to make the determination,” Littlejohn said. About 25 rescue personnel responded to the Tuesday evening distress call, Littlejohn said.
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ter and 45-foot rescue boat with a Clallam County medic crew on board from Coast Guard Air Station/ Sector Field Office Port Angeles on Ediz Hook arrived at about 11:30 p.m. The Coast Guard cutter Sea Lion, based in Bellingham, transported a rescue swimmer and the medics to the Beth, Littlejohn said, and they prepared the injured man for transport by boat to the Coast Guard station on Ediz Hook. From there, he was taken to OMC in Port Angeles. The Coast Guard did not release the name of the injured man. A 40-foot recreational vessel named Beth is registered to Windward Holdings LLC, according to state boater registration records.
“What this shows is that it’s not clear that humans are affecting [Hood Canal] much at all.” MICHAEL BRETT UW environmental-engineering professor divide among marine scientists about what role humans play in altering a cascade of natural processes known to starve waters of oxygen, periodically killing scores of fish. Some believe people are still a significant source of the problem but that technology and monitoring capability aren’t yet sensitive enough to prove it. “I would be the first to admit that there is a lot of uncertainty,” said Jan Newton, a University of Washington scientist who led earlier investigations into Hood Canal oxygen problems. “The area from the great bend to Lynch Cove is the area where we think human nutrient loading has the potential to change oxygen levels. “Some numbers suggest we are at that threshold. But not all of the numbers do. It’s an area we should be looking at more closely.” Scott Brewer, executive director of the Hood Canal Coordinating Council, which represents local counties trying to figure out what they should do to keep the canal clean and safe, agreed. “To me, it didn’t negate the idea that there are human impacts there,” he said. “I think there are.”
Development, fish kills But some colleagues, such as Michael Brett, a UW environmental-engineering professor who evaluated nitrogen runoff from vegetation and septic tanks into Hood Canal, said that while climate change or other human-caused impacts may play a role, the study should put to rest the link between housing development and fish kills. “What this shows is that
it’s not clear that humans are affecting [Hood Canal] much at all,” he said. “What we’re seeing out there is a fairly natural phenomenon. There may not be much we can do to influence things.” That question — what can be done — is the underlying concern. Scientists long have understood the basic causes of Hood Canal fish deaths. Parts of the canal are deep, but its entrance is shallow enough that water circulates poorly in and out. Water also circulates poorly from surface to bottom. Plants and phytoplankton bloom during sunny periods and then die and decay, and nutrients get brought in by rivers. When wind and climate conditions are right, all that decay is significant enough to rob parts of the canal of most of its oxygen. Fish kills have hammered Hood Canal off and on at least as far back as the 1920s, if not earlier. But in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2010, periods of low oxygen were so extreme that fish died in massive numbers. “In my experience in Puget Sound, which began in the late 1970s, what we experienced in the early 2000s was unprecedented,” said former state Department of Fish and Wildlife research scientist Wayne Palsson. “The reason they got the attention they got is that it wasn’t a really common occurrence.” The state and federal governments’ interest was in trying to decide whether to regulate the flow of nutrients into Hood Canal. But the evidence compiled from many studies — from UW, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Geological Survey and others — wasn’t strong enough to support that. “There are certainly other reasons to deal with old or failing septic systems,” Brett said. “But this shows you can’t predicate that on the assumption that it will help with fish kills.”
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EVERETT — A man’s life likely was spared because of his wife’s choice in saw blades and her instinct to go for his neck, a rather elastic part of the body, a jury was told. “It’s a lot harder to kill someone than you think,” Snohomish County Deputy Prosecutor Paul Stern said.
Stern told jurors during opening statements that Renee Bishop-McKean first tried to cut off her husband’s head with a Sawzall while he slept. When that didn’t work, she allegedly whacked him with a hatchet and finally clobbered him with a threepound mallet. There were just a few crucial missteps that saved the man, Stern said.
Dazed and confused, he was able to summon police and escape out the front door. His wife told police that she and her husband were both attacked by an intruder who broke into the couple’s north Everett house. Stern on Monday called the woman’s story ridiculous. The woman’s attorney, Ken Lee, chose not to give an opening statement.
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Distractions along campaign trail THERE’S ANOTHER VIDEO, this one of Mitt Romney speaking to donors at a fundraiser in Boca Raton, Fla. The video was reportedly Cal “leaked” by Thomas James Carter IV, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter. How appropriate. It apparently was saved for the most politically opportune moment and then published by the liberal Mother Jones magazine in hopes of causing maximum damage to the Romney campaign. It’s all part of the Democrats’ attempt to distract attention from the president’s failed record. But the Barack Obama campaign has had to deal with a “leak” of its own recently, namely the release of a 14-year-old audio recording of remarks supposedly made by then-Illinois State Sen. Obama at a conference in Chicago. “I actually believe in redistri-
bution,” he said, “at least at a certain level, to make sure everybody’s got a shot.” Will this statement derail the president’s re-election campaign? Romney was correct when he told the donors: “Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income taxes.” He also was right when he suggested that “47 percent of the people . . . will vote for the president no matter what” and that they “are dependent on government” and “believe that they are victims.” Democrats are the party of government, and the more people they addict to government, the better for Democrats. Romney refused to back down, but did admit his remarks had not been “elegantly stated.” What he said was that a large number of people “believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it.” Who could credibly say otherwise when all we hear about are entitlements? What Romney might have said was: “My policies will help people get jobs and earn a decent wage
while President Obama’s policies will cause more people to rely on government than on themselves.” I wonder what’s going on behind closed doors at the Obama campaign that, if recorded and published in a conservative magazine, would cause political damage to the president’s re-election prospects? But we don’t have to go behind the scenes. There is plenty already in the public arena, much of it ignored by mainstream media. Wall Street Journal columnist Dorothy Rabinowitz wrote recently: “It is the president of the United States — the same one who presented himself as the man who would transcend political partisanship because we were all Americans — who has for most of his term set about dividing the nation by class, by the stoking of resentments. “Who mocks ‘millionaires and billionaires.’ “Who regularly makes it clear that he considers himself the president of the other — the good — Americans. “How’s that for presidential tone?”
Peninsula Voices for the solitude and quiet. And, if the pool got too There was a time that I hot, a small creek flowed hiked up to Olympic Hot by and could be diverted Springs on the average of into or around the pool. twice a month, year-round, I’ve been there in the mostly for the solitude and dead of winter, the only car beauty of it — and occaat the trailhead, with a sionally the beauty in it. couple of feet of snow on From the trailhead to the ground. the last and upper pool, I I’ve hiked out in the could be soaking within an dead of night and had the hour — a wonderful hair on the nape of my reward for a good workout. neck stand up, probably There was a man from from a cougar in the vicinthe Joyce area, Big Foot, ity. that religiously on Sunday I’ve seen and heard (and mornings hiked up to this not heard) what it’s like to pool, drained it to clean out visit a small patch of parathe weekly build-up of sedi- dise, and I look forward to ment, replaced the visiting again when the plumbed-in plug and spent road is reopened, though I part of his day there. won’t be trying for any I can’t remember his speed records. name (he is since Just remember to bring Ship sinking deceased), but he was an drinking water, and you The Sept. 12 Looking interesting character, a don’t need a “suit.” conversationalist but with Jerry A. Douglas, Back column [PDN, Page Port Angeles A2] had an interesting respect for those who came
Will the same media that plays “gotcha” with Romney, advancing the viewpoint that he is incapable or unwilling to connect with “average” Americans, hold the president to the standards he set for himself? The president says he tried to “reach out” to Republicans, but they refused. What they refused to do was give in to big government and his tax-and-spend agenda. This is the way Democrats play the game: If you agree with them and compromise your principles, you are bipartisan. If you stick to your principles, you’re a polarizer. Do the promises Obama made four years ago still matter? They should, especially when he has failed to fulfill most of them. But don’t look for the moderators of the upcoming debates to hold him accountable. Perhaps Romney might reference Vice President Joe Biden’s recent remark. Romney, he said, “thinks the middle class is $200,000 to $250,000. Whoa! Whoa! Don’t you all wish you were in that middle class? Whoa!” But isn’t that the middle-class
threshold used by the president? Is Biden disparaging the middle class? During the Oct. 3 presidential debate, Romney also might reference a comment the president made last February: “One of the proudest things in my three years in office is helping to restore a sense of respect for America around the world.” In light of the uprisings that have included the burning of American flags in the Middle East and the murder of Americans in Libya, that’s one more broken promise that can be added to a growing list. With comments like these, there’s no need to go behind closed doors. It’s all out in the open.
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LETTERS, FAXES AND EMAIL That’s how the Army located them. The bombing killed survivors but missed the sub. The German admiral who ordered “no more rescues” was sentenced to 10 years in prison for that order at Nuremberg. Perhaps we should apply the Nuremberg principles to our own politicians and generals. Rudy Meyer, Port Angeles
piece on the sinking of the British troop ship RMS Laconia. Three German submarines took part in the res-
cue operation. They radioed their location and said any ship that came to help would be guaranteed safety.
Shocking is news from Cal Thomas [Commentary, Sept. 13] that with the privatization he favors, citizens in some states, like Indiana, are paying taxes in support of religious schools. Glenn A. Harper, Port Angeles
Shale-shocked citizens fight back WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA IS considered the birthplace of commercial oil drilling. On Aug. 27, 1859, Edwin Drake struck oil Amy in Titusville, Goodman Pa., and changed the course of history. Now, people there are busy trying to stop wells, and the increasingly pervasive drilling practice known as fracking. Fracking is the popular term for hydraulic fracturing, the technique used to extract natural gas from deep beneath the Earth’s surface. Fracking is promoted by the gas industry as the key to escaping from dependence on foreign oil. But evidence is mounting that fracking pollutes groundwater with a witches’ brew of toxic chemicals, creating imminent threats to public health and safety. It has even caused earthquakes in Ohio. As people mark the first anni-
versary of Occupy Wall Street, popular resistance to the immense power of the energy industry is on the rise. Underlying the problem of fracking is, literally, the Marcellus Shale (which is formally called, coincidentally, the Marcellus Member of the Romney Formation). This massive, underground geologic formation stretches from upstate New York across Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio, through West Virginia, Tennessee and parts of Virginia. Unlike the easily extracted crude oil of Saudi Arabia, the natural gas in the Marcellus Shale is captured in tiny pockets, and is hard to get at. In order to extract it with what the industry considers efficiency, holes are drilled thousands of feet deep, which then turn a corner and continue thousands more feet horizontally. The detonation of explosive charges, coupled with the infusion of high-pressure fluids, fractures the shale, allowing the gas to bubble up to the surface. The components of the fluids used for fracking are considered protected trade secrets, although
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they are known to contain toxins. Where the fracking fluids go is a key question. “Only 20 percent of that water returns, and that water returns with radioactive material — barium, strontium,” former Pittsburgh Councilman Doug Shields told me. “It’s inherently dangerous. There’s no environmental-impact studies on the part of the state.” Shields put forth a city ordinance banning fracking, which passed. The oil and gas industry fought back: “They went so far as to pass an act, Act 13, that pre-empted all zoning ordinances and authority for just one industry: the oil and gas industry,” said Shields, “And Pennsylvania has a use by right, under the law enacted in February, to drill anywhere, [including] residential areas.” Pennsylvania townships sued, calling unconstitutional the obliteration of their local rights to maintain public health. They won, but are scheduled to defend their rights in Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court on Oct. 17. The problem gets worse in Ohio. Unlike Pennsylvania and New
York, Ohio has not banned wastewater injection wells. These wells are used to dispose of waste liquids by pumping the liquids far underground. Ohio has become the dumping ground for fracking wastewater from Pennsylvania and New York. Like fracking liquids, much of the material is known to contain toxins, but little more is known about what is being pumped underground. Last June, Athens, Ohio, resident Madeline ffitch decided to take action. She sat in the road, blocking access to a local injection well, with her arms secured inside two concrete-filled barrels. In what onlookers described as a complete law-enforcement overreaction, several agencies arrived to extract ffitch. She was charged with inducing panic, a fifth-degree felony. Rather than inducing panic, however, ffitch’s act of nonviolent civil disobedience has inspired local support, bringing national attention to the issue. Fracking entered the national debate when the award-winning documentary “Gasland,” made by filmmaker Josh Fox, showed how people living near fracking opera-
tions could easily set their kitchen tap water on fire. Fox recently released an “emergency short film” to focus attention on grass-roots efforts to ban fracking in New York state. Like every good journalist, and appropriately in this post-Citizens United era, Fox follows the money. He points out that former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge is now a lobbyist for the gas industry, and has received for his efforts more than $900,000, while current Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has received more than $1.6 million in campaign contributions from the industry. Traveling the country on a 100city tour covering the 2012 election, I continually meet people who are deeply concerned about what is percolating beneath them. Their message: “Keep the frack out of my water.”
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PA man charged with child porn possession BY JEREMY SCHWARTZ PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — A Port Angeles man arrested while allegedly viewing sexually explicit images of minors in the Port Angeles Library last week has been charged with seven counts of possessing child pornography. Kevin Alden Clark, 46, was formally charged Tuesday afternoon in Clallam County Superior Court with seven counts of firstdegree possession of depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Each count carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $50,000 fine. Clark’s arraignment is set for 9 a.m. Sept. 28 at the
Clallam County Courthouse. Clark is being held in the Clallam County jail on a $2,500 bond. Port Angeles police arrested Clark last Thursday for investigation of two counts of possessing child pornography. After being alerted by library staff, a Port Angeles detective in plainclothes at the library arrested Clark, who had three thumb drives with him that later were found to contain images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Prior to the arrest, police confirmed with library staff that Clark had requested the adult content filter on the public computer terminal he was using be turned off, which staff told officers
Clark did often, according to court documents filed last week. Paula Barnes, director of the North Olympic Library System — which consists of public libraries in Port Angeles, Sequim, Forks and Clallam Bay — said any adult 18 years or older can ask for the adult content filters on the public computer terminals to be turned off. The filters are on by default, she said. Barnes declined to com-
ment on the specifics of Clark’s arrest due to the ongoing investigation but said library staff had received two complaints about Clark allegedly viewing child pornography over the past few years. At the time, library staff were not able to substantiate either complaint, she said.
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‘Live Music’ column on hiatus JOHN NELSON’S WEEKLY column highlighting live music appearances on the North Olympic Peninsula is on hiatus as John completes some tests relating to medical issues. “I don’t know if the good Lord’s willing, but I don’t think my body is right now, and the creek might not be rising, but it is surely lapping at my heels,” he said. Well-wishers can email John at ghstageline@ hotmail.com. Meanwhile, “Nightlife” in Friday Peninsula Spotlight magazine as well as other articles in Spotlight will continue to chronicle live music activities across the North Olympic Peninsula. Live music gigs for “Nightlife,” as always, can be emailed to email@example.com, subject line: Nightlife, by 5 p.m. Mondays. Peninsula Daily News
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Sekiu getting wild SEKIU LIVED UP to the hype last week. We kept hearing that Lee anglers in Marine Area 5 Horton kept reeling in, and throwing back, native coho in their quest to catch hatchery coho. The restriction on natives was lifted on Saturday and it was a boon to Sekiu. Anglers filled the resorts and, in return, their boats were filled with silvers. “It’s amazing what a wild fishery will do,” Gary Ryan of Van Riper’s Resort (360-963-2334) said, adding that Van Riper’s was filled to capacity. With more fish in the Strait that are fair game, it isn’t uncommon for anglers to catch their two-salmon daily limits within a few hours, some as quickly as an hour. “To say the least, it’s been good,” Ryan said. “I’d say last week was at least an eight on a scale from one to 10, maybe a nine.” On his grading scale, a “10” is when every person on every boat returns to land having harvested the daily limit. “It’s like when you go to college,” Ryan said. “It takes a lot to get a 4.0 [GPA].” With such a stringent grading philosophy, I think most of us would waste no time transferring out of Gary Ryan’s class if he were a college professor. At least the smartest among us would. Anglers have been so successful in Sekiu that it might be time for a verb swap. “We don’t even call it fishing anymore,” Tara Hergert of Olson’s Resort (360-963-2311) in Sekiu said. “We call it catching.” On Saturday, the day it became legal to harvest native silvers, the state checked 219 boats with 568 anglers at the Olson’s and Van Riper’s resorts. The combined catch total was 798 coho. That is an average of 1.4 per rod, and 3.6 per boat. Here are the Marine Area 5 ramp reports for last week: Olson’s Resort — Monday, Sept. 10: 10 boats with 20 anglers caught 25 coho; Tuesday, Sept. 11: 21 boats with 47 anglers caught 73 coho; Wednesday, Sept. 12: 23 boats with 52 anglers caught 33 coho; Thursday, Sept. 13: 43 boats with 117 anglers caught 86 coho; Friday, Sept. 14: 88 boats with 208 anglers caught 263 coho; Saturday, Sept. 15: 128 boats with 327 anglers caught 430 coho; Sunday, Sept. 16: 21 boats with 55 anglers caught 101 coho. Van Riper’s Resort — Monday, Sept. 10: 17 boats with 33 anglers caught 28 coho; Thursday, Sept. 13: 26 boats with 56 anglers caught 55 coho; Friday, Sept. 14: 42 boats with 96 anglers caught 121 coho; Saturday, Sept. 15: 91 boats with 241 anglers caught 368 coho; Sunday, Sept. 16: 39 boats with 97 anglers caught 166 coho. Curley’s/Straitside Resort — Thursday, Sept. 13: 6 boats with 17 anglers caught 15 coho; Friday, Sept. 14: 13 boats with 32 anglers caught 50 coho; Sunday, Sept. 16: 37 boats with 97 anglers caught 160 coho.
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Dani Barrow of Sequim swims in the 500-yard freestyle event against Port Angeles at William Shore Memorial Pool in Port Angeles. She captured first place with a time of 6:56.03.
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PORT ANGELES — Ashlee Reid qualified for state in the 100-yard backstroke to spark Port Angeles to a 129-34 Olympic League girls swimming victory over archrival Sequim. The Roughriders improved to 2-0 in league and overall at William Shore Memorial Pool on Tuesday. Tracie Macias had two W e s t Central District qualifying times and won two events for Port Angeles while teammates Brooke Sires and Carter Juskevich also were double winners. The Riders dominated the meet, winning 11 of the 12 events and sweeping six events, including the 200 free, 200 I.M., 50 free, 100 fly, 100 free and 100 back. Reid’s state qualifying time in the 100 backstroke was 1:05.77. Macias’s district qualifying times were 2:24.53 in the 200 individual medley and 1:04.78 in the 100 butterfly for first in each event. Sires captured the 200 and 100 freestyle swims while Juskevich claimed the 50 free and 100 breaststroke for Port Angeles.
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PREPS/B3 against Sequim. Reid claimed first place with a state-qualifying time of 1:05.77.
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Pray for rain Despite the impending doom of the waters off Sekiu, salmon aren’t in a hurry to leave. While the Sekiu ramp reports were extraordinarily high, the Marine Area 6 (Sequim, Port Angeles) numbers took a bit of a dive. Bob Aunspach of Swain’s General Store (360-452-2357) in Port Angeles blames it on the rain, or lack thereof. “I’m hearing there are still a lot of fish in the ocean,” Aunspach said. “We need rain to get a good push.” But Marine Area 6 opens up to wild coho, and reopens to chinook, on Monday, Oct. 1. TURN
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Washington quarterback Keith Price received good protection from a make-shift line against Portland State in Seattle on Saturday.
SEATTLE – Now, the hard part starts. After a bye this week, Washington begins a gauntlet run Sept. 27 against Stanford, the first of four consecutive games against teams ranked in the Top 25, all of them conference foes. Stanford is up to ninth in this week’s Associated Press poll following its 21-14 upset victory over USC on Saturday. Washington goes to No. 3 Oregon the following week, then faces 13th-ranked USC before traveling to 22nd-ranked Arizona. Oregon State, thought to be a conference weakling at the start of the season, comes next.
The Beavers are 1-0 (their opener was postponed and they had a bye last week) and just outside the Top 25, leading others receiving votes. “Like we are heading into the second quarter,” Washington coach Steve Sarkisian said. “The first quarter is done, a long TV timeout here, and then we get to head into conference play and get the three teams that have had the best records in our conference the last four years combined. “So, I’m hopeful we get some of these guys back that haven’t been able to play for us.” Washington played last week without two key offensive linemen, Erik Kohler and Colin Tanigawa, who were both out with knee injuries. It’s unclear if they will be back in time for Stanford because Washington no longer discloses injury information. TURN
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Today Volleyball: Quilcene at Clallam Bay, 6 p.m.; Crescent at Port Townsend, 6:15 p.m.; Port Angeles at Sequim, 6:15 p.m.; Montesano at Forks, change in schedule, 7 p.m. Girls Soccer: Montesano at Forks, change in schedule, 6 p.m.; Port Angeles at Lindbergh (Renton), 6 p.m. Girls Swimming: Olympic at Port Angeles, 3 p.m.; Port Townsend at Sequim, 3:30 p.m. Cross Country: Forks at White Pass, 3:30 p.m.
Football: Cedar Park Christian of Bothell at Chimacum (Memorial Field), 7 p.m. Volleyball: Port Angeles at South Whidbey Invitational, 8 a.m. Girls Soccer: Port Angeles at Sequim, noon. Cross Country: Forks at King’s Cross Invitational, 10 a.m. Men’s Soccer: North Idaho at Peninsula College, 2 p.m. Women’s Soccer: Yakima Valley at Peninsula College, noon.
Baseball Orioles 4, Mariners 2, 18 innings
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Football: Bellevue Christian at Port Townsend, 7 p.m.; Port Angeles at Olympic, 7 p.m.; North Kitsap at Sequim, 7 p.m.; Forks at Tenino, 7 p.m.; Crescent at Rainier Christian (Kentlake High School), 7 p.m.; Muckleshoot at Neah Bay, 7 p.m.; Quilcene at Clallam Bay, 7 p.m. Girls Soccer: Cascade Christian at Chimacum, 4 p.m. Boys Tennis: Port Angeles at Olympic, 4 p.m.; Sequim at North Mason, 4 p.m.
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LITTLE LONELY LATE AT MARATHON GAME
A fan, all alone in this part of the stands, rests between innings of an 18-inning game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Seattle Mariners in the early hours of Wednesday in Seattle. The Orioles beat the Mariners 4-2 in the marathon game, which did not end until 1 a.m. on Wednesday after starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, tying for fourth place for longest game by innings in Mariners’ history. American League West Division W L Texas 87 60 Oakland 84 63 Los Angeles 81 67 Seattle 70 79 East Division W L New York 84 63 Baltimore 84 64 Tampa Bay 78 70 Boston 68 81 Toronto 66 80 Central Division W L Chicago 81 66 Detroit 78 69 Kansas City 66 81 Cleveland 61 87 Minnesota 61 87
Pct GB .592 — .571 3 .547 6½ .470 18 Pct GB .571 — .568 ½ .527 6 .456 16½ .451 17½ Pct GB .551 — .531 3 .449 15 .412 20½ .412 20½
Tuesday’s Games Minnesota 6, Cleveland 5, 12 innings Detroit 12, Oakland 2 Toronto at New York, ppd., rain Boston 7, Tampa Bay 5 Chicago White Sox 3, Kansas City 2 L.A. Angels 11, Texas 3 Baltimore 4, Seattle 2, 18 innings Wednesday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 4, Toronto 2, 1st game Minnesota at Cleveland, late. Oakland at Detroit, late. Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, late, 2nd game Boston at Tampa Bay, late. Chicago White Sox at Kansas City, late. Texas at L.A. Angels, late. Baltimore at Seattle, late. Today’s Games Minnesota (Vasquez 0-2) at Cleveland (Kluber 1-4), 12:05 p.m. Oakland (Milone 13-10) at Detroit (A.Sanchez 3-5), 1:05 p.m. Toronto (Laffey 3-5) at N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 15-12), 7:05 p.m. Boston (Buchholz 11-6) at Tampa Bay (Price
18-5), 7:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Liriano 6-11) at Kansas City (Guthrie 4-3), 8:10 p.m. Texas (Darvish 15-9) at L.A. Angels (Greinke 5-2), 10:05 p.m. Friday’s Games Minnesota at Detroit, 4:05 p.m. Oakland at N.Y. Yankees, 4:05 p.m. Baltimore at Boston, 4:10 p.m. Toronto at Tampa Bay, 4:10 p.m. Cleveland at Kansas City, 5:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at L.A. Angels, 7:05 p.m. Texas at Seattle, 7:10 p.m.
National League West Division W L San Francisco 85 63 Los Angeles 76 72 Arizona 73 74 San Diego 71 77 Colorado 58 89 East Division W L Washington 90 57 Atlanta 85 64 Philadelphia 74 74 New York 66 81 Miami 66 83 Central Division W L Cincinnati 89 59 St. Louis 78 70 Milwaukee 75 72 Pittsburgh 74 73 Chicago 58 90 Houston 48 100
Pct GB .574 — .513 9 .497 11½ .480 14 .395 26½ Pct .614 .570 .500 .449 .443
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Pct GB .601 — .527 11 .510 13½ .503 14½ .392 31 .324 41
Tuesday’s Games Milwaukee 6, Pittsburgh 0 L.A. Dodgers at Washington, ppd., rain Miami 4, Atlanta 3, 10 innings Philadelphia at New York, ppd., rain
Cincinnati 3, Chicago Cubs 1 St. Louis 4, Houston 1 Arizona 3, San Diego 2 San Francisco 6, Colorado 3 Wednesday’s Games Washington 3, L.A. Dodgers 1, 1st game Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, late. Atlanta at Miami, late. Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, late. L.A. Dodgers at Washington, late, 2nd game Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, late Houston at St. Louis, late. San Diego at Arizona, late. Colorado at San Francisco, late. Today’s Games Houston (B.Norris 5-12) at St. Louis (J.Garcia 4-7), 10:45 a.m. Cincinnati (Cueto 17-9) at Chicago Cubs (Berken 0-1), 11:20 a.m. San Diego (Richard 13-12) at Arizona (Skaggs 1-2), 12:40 p.m. Colorado (J.De La Rosa 0-0) at San Francisco (Zito 12-8), 12:45 p.m. Milwaukee (Fiers 9-8) at Pittsburgh (W.Rodriguez 11-13), 1:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 11-10) at Washington (Detwiler 9-6), 4:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Cloyd 1-1) at N.Y. Mets (Hefner 2-6), 4:10 p.m. Friday’s Games St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 11:20 a.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 4:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Washington, 4:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Cincinnati, 4:10 p.m. Miami at N.Y. Mets, 4:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Houston, 5:05 p.m. Arizona at Colorado, 5:10 p.m. San Diego at San Francisco, 7:15 p.m.
NATIONAL CONFERENCE West W L T Pct PF Arizona 2 0 0 1.000 40 San Francisco2 0 0 1.000 57 St. Louis 1 1 0 .500 54 Seattle 1 1 0 .500 43 East W L T Pct PF Philadelphia 2 0 0 1.000 41 Dallas 1 1 0 .500 31 Washington 1 1 0 .500 68 N.Y. Giants 1 1 0 .500 58 South W L T Pct PF Atlanta 2 0 0 1.000 67 Tampa Bay 1 1 0 .500 50 Carolina 1 1 0 .500 45 New Orleans 0 2 0 .000 59 North W L T Pct PF Green Bay 1 1 0 .500 45 Detroit 1 1 0 .500 46 Minnesota 1 1 0 .500 46 Chicago 1 1 0 .500 51 AMERICAN CONFERENCE West W L T Pct PF San Diego 2 0 0 1.000 60 Denver 1 1 0 .500 52 Kansas City 0 2 0 .000 41 Oakland 0 2 0 .000 27 East W L T Pct PF N.Y. Jets 1 1 0 .500 58 New England 1 1 0 .500 52 Miami 1 1 0 .500 45 Buffalo 1 1 0 .500 63 South W L T Pct PF Houston 2 0 0 1.000 57 Indianapolis 1 1 0 .500 44 Tennessee 0 2 0 .000 23 Jacksonville 0 2 0 .000 30 North W L T Pct PF Baltimore 1 1 0 .500 67 Cincinnati 1 1 0 .500 47 Pittsburgh 1 1 0 .500 46 Cleveland 0 2 0 .000 43 Today N.Y. Giants at Carolina, 5:20 p.m. Sunday Tampa Bay at Dallas, 10 a.m. St. Louis at Chicago, 10 a.m. San Francisco at Minnesota, 10 a.m. Detroit at Tennessee, 10 a.m. Kansas City at New Orleans, 10 a.m. Cincinnati at Washington, 10 a.m. N.Y. Jets at Miami, 10 a.m. Buffalo at Cleveland, 10 a.m. Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 10 a.m. Philadelphia at Arizona, 1:05 p.m. Atlanta at San Diego, 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Oakland, 1:25 p.m. Houston at Denver, 1:25 p.m. New England at Baltimore, 5:20 p.m. Monday Green Bay at Seattle, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 Cleveland at Baltimore, 5:20 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 Tennessee at Houston, 10 a.m. San Diego at Kansas City, 10 a.m. Seattle at St. Louis, 10 a.m. New England at Buffalo, 10 a.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 10 a.m. Carolina at Atlanta, 10 a.m. San Francisco at N.Y. Jets, 10 a.m. Miami at Arizona, 1:05 p.m. Oakland at Denver, 1:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Jacksonville, 1:05 p.m. New Orleans at Green Bay, 1:25 p.m. Washington at Tampa Bay, 1:25 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia, 5:20 p.m. Open: Indianapolis, Pittsburgh Monday, Oct. 1 Chicago at Dallas, 5:30 p.m.
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Flags by replacements, regular refs same THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK — The numbers say there isn’t much difference in the NFL with replacement officials. Comments from players and coaches say otherwise. As fan outrage grows over calls and non-calls, delays in doling out penalties and indecision by the replacements, statistics show strong similarities between the number of flags thrown this year by the temporary crews and last year by the guys who currently are locked out. The NFL knows things are far from perfect — something that could have been predicted with officials whose recent experience typically was not even at the highest college levels. But things are never perfect with the regulars, either, and the league shows no sign of being forced back to the negotiating table because of the criticism. “We are going to continue to do everything possible to raise the
level of performance of the current officials” through training tapes, conference calls and meetings, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Wednesday. The league does that with the regular officials, too.
Game control One point of emphasis this week will be game control and making sure players are penalized for unnecessary actions ranging from roughness penalties to unsportsmanlike conduct. Game control and simple professionalism by the officials have become key issues this week after complaints from a number of players. “There’s no doubt the integrity of the game has been compromised not having the regular officials out there,” Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka said. “We’ve got to get that taken care of.” Added Rams coach Jeff Fisher: “We just all hope, and I’m speak-
ing on behalf of all 31 other head coaches, we hope they get something done. We’re trusting that they will.” The Eagles’ LeSean McCoy was stunned when one of the replacements told the All-Pro running back he was on the official’s fantasy football team. The league prohibits its game officials from playing fantasy football. “I’ll be honest,” McCoy said, “they are like fans.”
Lack of pace What the fans seem most annoyed with is the lack of pace to games, most notably Monday night’s win by the Falcons over the Broncos that dragged on past midnight. That’s about the only area where, statistically, the replacements have been far inferior. Average time of game is about six minutes longer in 2012 than in 2011, and with only one over-
time game in the opening two weeks — same as last year — extra periods can’t be blamed. More likely, the time it takes to properly administrate penalties throughout the game is the cause.
Supervisors at games The league has a supervisor in the press box and an alternate official on the sideline to help in that area. But it’s been a struggle. “It’s a combination of everything,” said Fisher, who has served on the NFL’s competition committee for most of his coaching career. “Most of them are not (from) Division I. They’re all doing the best they can but it’s a combination of everything: it’s the speed, it’s the differences in rules. We just hope they’re able to put things together as soon as they can.” The perception seems to be flags are flying indiscriminately. And yet: ■ The average number of pen-
alties per game is down from 15.2 to 14.7. ■ On player safety calls, such as roughing the passer; unnecessary roughness, including hitting defenseless players; and, facemask or horse-collar violations, the calls are nearly even: 75 this year, 74 last. ■ Instant replay reviews are way up, an increase of 16. But the percentage of reversals is way down: 23 this year out of 62 as opposed to 21 of 46 in 2011. ■ Defensive pass interference and illegal contact penalties are up, but only from 48 to 51, surprising because of the hubbub raised on the airwaves about the lack of such calls. Offensive players believe the replacements are concentrating on pass interference penalties against them, not against defensive backs. The numbers: six such calls this season to nine through two weeks last year.
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Preps: Forks soccer plays Tenino tough “Both scorers had great games, as did Malia Henderson, Alex Akins, Lily Murock and Nakaia Millman,” Foden said, “but overall it was an improved team effort.” Micaylla O’Leary had a hat trick for Olympic, with goals in the eighth, 24th and 50th minutes. The Redskins host Kingston on Saturday afternoon.
CONTINUED FROM B1 The Riders also won all three relays, taking the 200 medley in 2:03.88 (with Reid, Juskevich, Macias and Lora Rudzinski), the 200 free in 1:53.86 and the 400 free in 4:08.30. Izi Livesay won the diving event for Port Angeles with a score of 81.50. Sequim’s lone winner was Dani Barrow with a time of 6:56.03 in the 500 free. The Riders next have a league meet at home today against Olympic while Sequim hosts Port Townsend today. Both meets start at 3:30 p.m.
Port Townsend opens with 2 wins PORT TOWNSEND — The largest Redskins team ever at 20 strong had an inspiring start to its season by overpowering both the Olympic Trojans and Kingston Buccaneers in Olympic League action. The Redskins placed first in eight of 11 events while swamping the Trojans 115-55. No times are reported because the Port Townsend pool is not regulation size. Then on Tuesday, the Redskins improved on their first performance by dunking Kingston 124-46. Port Townsend captured first in nine out of 11 events, including all three relays. Double individual wins for the Redskins were by Serena Vilage (200 individual medley 100 breaststroke) and Darby Flanagan (200 and 500 freesyle races). Single wins went to Rose Ridder (50 free) and Olivia Cremeans (100 butterfly). The Redskins next swim at Sequim in an Olympic
Tenino 3, Forks 0 FORKS — The Spartans were shut out but showed their improvement by losing to the Beavers by a smaller margin than the first time the two teams played. “The girls have come a long way,” Forks coach Andrew Peterson said. “They played unbelievLONNIE ARCHIBALD/FOR PENINSULA DAILY NEWS ably strong and tough.” Forks will host MonteForks’ Brooke Peterson (8) controls the ball against Tenino in Forks. Also in on the action for the sano in a match that was Spartans is Leah Harris (19). Forks showed a lot of improvement from the first time the two originally scheduled to be teams played in SWL-Evergreen Division competition. played in Montesano, but League meet today at 3:30 was 17 for 17 with three Erin Weekes and Alissa that, and what was almost was changed after a Sunaces, four kills and 11 Shaw had five and Courtnie a 2-2 game became a 3-1 day night fire destroyed the p.m. grandstand at Jack Rottle assists. Paul had four. deficit for the Redskins. Celsea Hughes was 13 Forks hosts Montesano “Another goal and then a Field. Volleyball for 16 with four aces, two today. The match was origi- penalty sealed the result,” Quilcene 3, North Kitsap 6, kills and Elysah Schryver nally scheduled to be played Port Townsend coach Colin Mary M. Knight 0 had six aces and nine in Montesano, but was Foden said. Port Angeles 0 switched to Forks after the The Redskins showed ELMA — The Rangers assists. PORT ANGELES — The The Rangers play at fire that burned the Bull- their mettle in during a Riders fell behind early and swept the Owls on Tuesday, dogs’ football field filled the stressful first half. with all three games Clallam Bay today. were unable to regain their “We are looking for con- gym with smoke. “We were pinned back footing and seriously chaldecided by five points or sistency and playing at our for much of the first 25 min- lenge the Vikings on Tuesless. utes, yet defended val- day night at Civic Field. Quilcene won 25-22, own abilities rather than Girls Soccer playing to the level of our iantly,” Foden said. “The 25-20 and 25-22. Port Angeles was outOlympic 5, defensive shape was much shot 24-7, and its two goal“We played as a team opponents,” Crowell said. Port Townsend 2 improved. tonight and stayed focused keepers were called on to Tenino 3, Forks 1 “For the last 15 minutes make 14 saves in the game. on serving well,” Rangers PORT TOWNSEND — coach Joni Crowell said. The Riders’ best chance FORKS — All four The Redskins were done in of the first half the game “The girls had some games finished with the by a second-half surge by changed in tempo and [we came on a free kick from the were] much more in con- left side of the field that great hits and were strong same scores as the Spar- the Trojans. at the net.” After trailing 2-1 at half- trol.” Kylee Jeffers put on the bottans fell to the Beavers in a Johnson scored in the tom of the crossbar, but the Alex Johnson was 6 for 6 competitive match. time, Jewel Johnson broke serving for Quilcene, and ball failed to make its way Forks took one game and free early in the second half 35th minute. Irina Lyons had Port into the goal. contributed three kills and Tenino three by scores of and sent a kick that went five digs. past the goal keeper but hit Townsend’s other goal in Jeffers and Shayla 25-22. the 73rd minute, but by Northern were named Emily Ward was 10 for For the Spartans, Casey the post. 12 serving with six kills and Williams had 15 kills, SydOlympic scored a then the game was out of Transition Players of the one block and Megan Weller ney Christensen had six, momentum-changer after reach. Game.
Tweaking college football playoff format THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
ROSEMONT, Ill. — Conference commissioners are considering the possibility of adding another game to be part of the semifinal rotation for the new college football playoff. The postseason plan approved by university presidents in June called for the national semifinals to rotate among six bowl sites. The years those sites do not host semifinals, they would be marquee bowl games, involving other highly ranked teams. There are numerous details still be worked before the format is implemented in 2014, including
executive director Bill Hancock said Wednesday after the second day of meetings. “There was discussion about access and whether another game might be necthe composition of the selec- essary. But how it comes tion committee that will out, we don’t know.” pick the playoff participants, site of the first chamNaming the format pionship game and revenue distribution. Also to be determined is And now it seems like what the format will be the plan might be tweaked called. to give teams that don’t “The first championship make the playoff more game is 28 months away. chances to play in high rev- And so the highest priorienue games. ties are going to have to go “They created a playoff to the television contract and they had a working and site selection,” Hancock concept for access, but they said, adding that ESPN has knew that more conversa- a one-month exclusive tions were needed,” BCS negotiating window begin-
ning about Oct. 1. “And we would like to have the television part of it finished this fall. And we’d like to be pretty far down the road on site selection this fall. “Although I don’t think we’ll be finished on site selection, possibly not until April,” Hancock said. Although requests for proposals won’t go out until November, Hancock said numerous cities have informally expressed interest. He said the process will likely be similar to the one used to pick the site of the NCAA’s Final Four. Two of the sites are set. The Rose Bowl, long the destination for the Big Ten
and Pac-12 champions, is in. The Orange Bowl, which recently agreed to a longterm deal with the Atlantic Coast Conference is in. The site of the new bowl between the Big 12 and Southeastern Conference will also be in the semifinal rotation. Those leagues are expected to make a choice between Atlanta, Houston, Arlington, Texas and New Orleans next month. The Superdome in New Orleans, the site of the Sugar Bowl, and Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, the home of the Cotton Bowl, are the leading candidates. Whichever one does not
land the so-called Champions Bowl, will have a good chance of landing a spot in the semifinal rotation, along with the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz. As for the selection committee, Hancock said he believes it should be 15 to 20 people although the commissioners haven’t discussed a set number. The makeup could be heavy on conference administrators, but may also include some at-large members, another detail to be worked out. “The working model has been that every conference would have a representative,” Hancock said.
Dawgs: Strong part of schedule set to start CONTINUED FROM B1 they will get better at with experience. “So, all in all, a good perIn their place was a workformance for those guys. Do in-progress offensive line. Freshmen Dexter we need to play better as we Charles, who made his first move forward? Sure we do.” start at left guard; Shane Stanford, which domiBrostek got extended play- nated the line of scrimmage ing time; and Mike Criste in its 65-21 romp over the filled in as the starter at Huskies last season, has right tackle. allowed an average of 1.7 Sarkisian was satisfied yards per rushing attempt with their play. this season. “I thought Dexter and Shane flashed,” Sarkisian Injury policy? said. “They do some really good stuff and other stuff After learning Pac-12
Conference commissioner Larry Scott was considering a uniform policy for reporting injuries, Sarkisian said he would prefer that. “If we standardize the mechanism for updating injury reports and it puts everybody on the same, competitive playing field in that regard, then I’m all for it,” Sarkisian said. “And I’m hopeful that can happen sooner rather than later because I think it would be the best thing for our conference, for me, for
[the media], for everybody involved in this, for our fans, to make that happen.’’ UW athletic director Scott Woodward spoke with Scott over the weekend. “I applauded him about putting forth a great idea,” Woodward said. The NFL uses an injury reporting policy that would be a likely model for the Pac12. But, even it has holes. Coaches find ways to remain vague while meeting guidelines.
kicker Travis Coons will compete with starting punter Korey Durkee, a Gig Harbor grad, this week in practice. Durkee is averaging 36.9 yards per punt. “We can’t live with 30-yard punts,” Sarkisian said. Washington will practice today and take Friday off. It Extra points will treat Saturday as the Sarkisian said the team’s start of game week for Stanpunting needs to improve, so ford. If the Pac-12 puts in place a policy and it wasn’t followed, it would have to determine penalties. Plus, part of the policy would have to explain conduct for non-conference games against opponents who are not under the same obligation.
Horton: Coho fishing is hot Ediz Hook — Wednesday, Sept. 12: 22 boats with 40 anglers caught 51 coho; Thursday, Sept. 13: 24 boats with 44 anglers caught 38 coho; Friday, Sept. 14: 29 boats with 51 anglers caught 26 coho; Saturday, Sept. 15: 36 boats with 81 anglers caught 53 coho; Sunday, Sept. 16: 40 boats with 88 anglers caught 24 coho. Port Angeles West Ramp — Saturday, Sept.
15: 26 boats with 57 anglers caught 39 coho. John Wayne Marina — Sunday, Sept. 16: Four boats with nine anglers caught zero coho.
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________ Outdoors columnist Lee Horton appears here Thursdays and Fridays. He can be reached at 360452-2345, ext. 5152 or at lhorton@ peninsuladailynews.com.
CONTINUED FROM B1 would be moving eastward to Port Angeles and Sequim. If a significant rain “It would suck more out storm hits around that of the ocean, too,” Ryan time, Port Angeles could said. become the new Sekiu. The Marine Area 6 “We could have a lot of ramp reports: fish,” Aunspach said. Freshwater Bay — “We could come out Tuesday, Sept. 11: Eight looking pretty good. It boats with 12 anglers might be perfect.” caught 11 coho; Friday, Ryan said rain would Sept. 14: Five boats with seven anglers caught six also help Marine Area 5, coho. even though many coho
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FDA mulls standards for arsenic in rice Agency studies 1,200 samples THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON â€” The Food and Drug Administration may consider new standards for the levels of arsenic in rice as consumer groups are calling for federal guidance on how much of the carcinogen can be present in food. So far, FDA officials say they have found no evidence that suggests rice is unsafe to eat.
The agency has studied the issue for decades but is in the middle of conducting a new study of 1,200 samples of grocery-store rice products â€” short- and longgrain rice, adult and baby cereals, drinks and even rice cakes â€” to measure arsenic levels. Arsenic is thought to be found in rice in higher levels than most other foods because it is grown in water on the ground, optimal conditions for the contaminant to be absorbed in the rice. There are no federal standards for how much arsenic is allowed in food. Arsenic is naturally present in
water, air, food and soil in two forms, organic and inorganic. Organic arsenic passes through the body quickly and is essentially harmless, the FDA said.
In some pesticides Inorganic arsenic â€” the type found in some pesticides and insecticides â€” can be toxic and may pose a cancer risk if consumed at high levels or over a long period. How much organic and inorganic arsenic rice eaters are consuming, and whether those levels
are dangerous, still remains to be seen. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said consumers shouldnâ€™t stop eating rice, though she encourages a diverse diet. â€œOur advice right now is that consumers should continue to eat a balanced diet that includes a wide variety of grains â€” not only for good nutrition but also to minimize any potential consequences from consuming any one particular food,â€? she said. The agency Wednesday released 200 of an expected 1,200 samples after the magazine Con-
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NEW YORK â€” Toys R Us has come out with its annual â€œhot toyâ€? list that includes tablets for kids, fashion dolls in the likeness of boy-band sensation One Direction and even retro hits like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Furby. Last year, U.S. retail sales of toys fell 2 percent to $21.18 billion, according to research firm NPD Group. The Toys R Us list has a mix of items that it carries exclusively, as well as toys available everywhere. Thereâ€™s no indication yet of a runaway success like 2009â€™s Zhu Zhu Pets stuffed hamsters and last yearâ€™s Leapfrog LeapPad tablet. But Toys R Us executives are betting that if there is, it is on their list. Here are the top 15 toys on Toys R Usâ€™ list. â– Doc McStuffins Time for Your Check Up doll by Just Play, $39.99: Doctor doll based on Disney Jr. show character. â– Furby by Hasbro, $59.99: Update on hit 1998 furry interactive toy robot. â– Gelarti Designer Studio by Moose Toys, $24.99: Sticker set that lets kids customize reusable stickers. â– Hot Wheels R/C Terrain Twister by Mattel, $99.99: Radio-controlled car that takes on all terrains. â– Jake and the Never
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The One Direction collector dolls by Hasbro are on Toys R Usâ€™ hot toy list. Land Pirates Jakeâ€™s Musical Pirate Ship Bucky by Mattelâ€™s Fisher-Price, $44.99: Ship from Disney Jr. animated series. â– Lalaloopsy Silly Hair Stars Harmony B. Sharp by MGA Entertainment, $69.99: Version of popular button-eyed dolls that talks and sings. â– LeapPad2 Explorer by LeapFrog, $99.99: Latest iteration of LeapFrogâ€™s kids tablet with faster processor and more memory. â– Micro Chargers TimeTrack by Moose Toys,
$34.99: Miniature car racing track set. â– Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Secret Sewer Lair Playset by Playmates, $119.99: 42-inch playset that recreates TMNTâ€™s lair. â– Ninjago Epic Dragon Battle by Lego Systems Inc., $139.99: Ninja-themed Lego board game. â– One Direction collector dolls by Hasbro, $19.99: Dolls of each of the five members of One Direction. â– Skylanders Giants Starter Pack by Activision
Publishing Inc., not yet priced: A sequel to Skylanders Spyroâ€™s adventure that combines real-life action figures with a video game. â– Tabeo by Toys R Us, $149.99: Toys R Usâ€™ own tablet offering with enhanced safety features and 50 preloaded apps. â– Wii U by Nintendo, not yet priced: New twoscreen gaming console. â– Y Volution Fliker F1 Flow Series Scooter by Atomic Sports, $99.99: A three-wheeled scooter selfpropelled by riderâ€™s motion.
U.S. seafood catch reaches a 17-year high THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
PORTLAND, Maine â€” Commercial fishermen last year caught 10.1 billion pounds of fish and shellfish valued at a record $5.3 billion, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
sumer Reports called for federal standards for arsenic in rice. The FDA will not complete its study until the end of the year, Hamburg said, and cannot draw any conclusions from the results until then. Both studies show relatively similar levels of arsenic in rice. The FDAâ€™s analysis, including 200 samples, showed average levels of 3.5 to 6.7 micrograms of inorganic arsenic per serving. Consumer Reports, with 223 samples, found levels up to 8.7 micrograms. A microgram is one billionth of a kilogram.
Thatâ€™s a 23 percent increase in catch by weight and a 17 percent increase in value over 2010. New Bedford, Mass., was the highest-valued port for the 12th straight year, due largely to its scallop fishery. Dutch Harbor, Alaska, was the No. 1 port for seafood volume for the 15th year in a row.
The increases are evidence that fish populations are rebuilding, said Sam Rauch, deputy assistant administrator for NOAAâ€™s Fisheries Service. Still, a number of fisheries are in trouble. The Department of Commerce has declared disasters for cod and other so-called groundfish in New Eng-
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Factors that may affect or cause adult hearing loss: Long-term exposure to noise, Heredity, Illness, Injury, and Ear Wax.
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