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Marijuana case may be thrown out Judge rules to suppress OPNET-gathered evidence BY CHARLIE BERMANT PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT TOWNSEND — Superior Court Judge Craddock D. Verser has issued an oral ruling to suppress evidence gathered by the Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team, or OPNET, during an October 2009 raid. According to the clerk’s minutes, Verser said OPNET trespassed on Steve Fager’s property, and he granted a motion by Michael Haas, who represents the
55-year-old Sequim man, to suppress evidence collected then. Haas hopes to see the bench ruling in Jefferson County Court on Wednesday lead to a dismissal of charges against his client, who is accused of an illegal marijuana grow operation.
‘Disallow the evidence’ “The judge made it clear that he was going to disallow the evidence against my client,” Haas said.
“Once this happens, he will have no option but to dismiss the case because all the evidence collected will have been gutVerser ted.” A representative of OPNET said the agency most likely would appeal Verser’s suppression of the evidence and that the case would continue to trial. Haas said Verser asked him to prepare findings of fact and law for a written ruling that will be issued at a later date.
“We don’t have a court date yet,” Haas said. Verser will return to the bench Jan. 2 and will retire Jan. 11. Haas said he intends to submit his findings during that period so Verser can make a final ruling on the suppression and possibly dismiss the case before leaving office. “There is a possibility that both sides could accept the suppression of evidence, which would end the case,” said OPNET spokesman Jason Viada. “But I think it’s likely that the state will approach the Court of Appeals Division 1 with a request to reverse Judge Verser’s decision.” That action would extend the process, and the case then would
be heard by Verser’s successor, Keith Harper. Haas filed a motion in November 2011 requesting that drug charges against Fager be dropped and alleging that OPNET officers abused the law in gathering evidence from Fager’s home on Glendale Drive in Sequim and medical marijuana cooperative in Discovery Bay. Steve Fager and his younger brother, Tim Fager, 54, are charged with possession of marijuana with intent to manufacture or deliver in Jefferson County. Steve Fager also is charged with possession of more than 40 grams of marijuana in Clallam County. TURN
Vandals ravage outdoor art park Ruined works include PT pieces BY ARWYN RICE PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — An overnight vandalism attack devastated at least 35 sculptures at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. The sculptures in Webster’s Woods, a 5-acre outdoor art park, were broken or pulled from their stands, said Director Robin Anderson. The attack happened late Wednesday or early Thursday. Port Angeles police officers Thursday afternoon had no leads or descriptions of vehicles, and the police department is seeking information leading to the vandal or vandals. The first sign of the destruction was an overturned 8-foot-tall mushroom sculpture that Anderson spotted at about 10 a.m.
Thursday when she arrived at her office at the arts center at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd. “It’s right outside my window,” Anderson said. At first, she thought the giant wooden mushroom had fallen because of natural erosion or aging, she said, but an hour later, a visitor to the art park came in to report more damage. Webster’s Woods features artworks by people from over the Pacific Northwest and Canada, including artists on the North Olympic Peninsula, and draws visitors from around the world.
Damaged beyond repair A mosaic concrete angel, the “Paul Bunyan;s Chair” and other large, heavy works were pulled from their anchors or knocked
over, and some were damaged beyond repair, she said. “The ‘Dancing Sweaters’ were pretty damaged,” KEITH THORPE/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS she added. Barbara Slavik, director of education for the Port Angeles Fine Arts Some sculptures were so Center, looks over the upended “Water Shed,” by Port Townsend artist heavy, Anderson Karen Hackenberg, on Thursday at Webster’s Woods art park. suspected more Police are seeking information There are more than 100 than one person pulled them out of the ground or knocked them over. pieces of sculpture and other art leading to the vandals, Officer The center was still assessing in the garden, with about a third John Nutter said Thursday. Anyone with information can the damage Thursday afternoon of them damaged to some degree, phone Port Angeles police at 360and didn’t yet have an estimate of she said. Many of the pieces are older 452-4545 or at North Olympic the value of the damage. Anderson said the final num- and weathered, so the monetary Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477, with case number 2012-22470. value is difficult to estimate. ber could top $10,000. A reward of up to $1,000 is But Anderson said the damage The arts center and the park will be closed during the investi- to the heart of the art community offered from Crime Stoppers for information that leads to an gation and cleanup, Anderson is the worst part. “It’s unmeasurable,” she said. arrest in the case. said.
‘Mob’ adds flash to library benefit Sequim elk the National Endowment for the Humanities and the State Heritage Capital Project Fund grant. In order to receive the money pledged by the National Endowment, Library Director Theresa Percy said, the library must raise an additional $1.5 million.
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PORT TOWNSEND — Just under 100 guests at a holiday party Milestones donated $53,000 in private donations for Port Townsend Public The holiday fundraiser celeLibrary renovations. brated milestones in the Port The Saturday soiree was held in Townsend Library’s Capital Camthe partially restored Carnegie paign Project, which is renovating building, where guests were greeted the library in five phases. by Doug Taylor portraying library Four phases of the y renovation benefactor Andrew Carnegie and are completed or in progress: the entertained by live music, tables of Charles Pink House renovation; the sweet and savory bites, and a wine seismic upgrade of the Carnegie bar with a “Library Red” vintage. Building, nonseismic renovation of There was even a library flash Lee Brown leads dancers in a flash mob the exterior building and partial that took guests at Port Townsend Public mob. repair of the interior, as well as About an hour into the holiday Library’s holiday fundraiser by surprise. construction of a modular structure party, the live music was replaced for housing the children’s library. with a recorded song celebrating the Port bers, guests and even cartwheeling chilThe project is finalizing funding for dren who’d previously gone unnoticed in Townsend Public Library. the fourth phase: renovation and repair the crowd turned into a synchronized, The song was written by the Bremerof the exterior stairways, footing drains ton-based Grammy award-winning song- lip-syncing dance troupe. Donations raised will go toward and utility routes. writing team Arthur and Leslie Stead. TURN TO LIBRARY/A6 One by one, library staff, board mem- matching a $500,000 challenge grant from
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SEQUIM — Drivers beware: Roosevelt elk are massed in the woods near Whitefeather Way and may decide to cross high-speed U.S. Highway 101. On Thursday, information from tracking collars worn by cows in the Dungeness herd led wildlife officials to believe it was preparing to cross the highway about a mile southeast of downtown Sequim. Sheriff’s deputies are poised to close the highway if that happens. “We’re concerned because of where they are,” said Tim Cullinan, wildlife program coordinator for the Point No Point Treaty Council, which manages the herd. About 35 elk were in woods north of the highway, in an area where the road curves and the treeline is close to the highway, giving drivers very little time to stop, he said. TURN TO ELK/A6
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Newsmakers Celebrity scoop ■ By The Associated Press
Danes, Dancy welcome newborn boy CLAIRE DANES AND Hugh Dancy’s “Homeland” just got bigger. Danes’ representative confirmed that the couple welcomed a baby boy named Danes Cyrus Michael Christopher. People. com first reported Monday’s birth. It’s the Dancy first child for 33-year old Danes and 37-year-old Dancy. They were married in 2009. There’s no word yet on whether the new mom will attend the Golden Globe
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Miss USA Olivia Culpo reacts with Miss Teen USA, Logan West, right, Wednesday as she is announced as Miss Universe over first runner-up Miss Philippines, Janine Tugonon, left, in Las Vegas. Awards on Jan. 13. She’s nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series for her work on
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Showtime’s “Homeland.” Up next, Dancy stars in NBC’s “Hannibal,” an adaptation of Thomas Harris’ novel Red Dragon.
WEDNESDAY’S QUESTION: Will the end of the world occur Friday, as suggested by some Mayan calendar experts? Yes
Yes, but not Friday
Passings By The Associated Press
FRANK BEARDSLEY, 97, who died Dec. 11 in Santa Rosa, Calif., was a 45-year-old father of 10 when he married Helen North, a mother of eight, on Sept. 9, 1961. Reporters and a large crowd flocked to the church in Carmel, Calif., for the wedding and later to the a courthouse in Salinas, Calif., at which each parent adopted the other’s children. Within three years, the couple had two more children. The attention didn’t end. Tour buses stopped outside their home. A bread company hired the Beardsleys to do a commercial and posted a family photograph on its trucks. Shortly after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Beardsley appeared on Johnny Carson’s “Tonight” show. In 1965, Helen Beardsley wrote a book, Who Gets the Drumstick? It described assemblyline sandwich-making and dormlike living in a house that had to be expanded to eight bedrooms and five bathrooms. By then, Mr. Beardsley was retired from the Navy and had opened a gift shop. The family later owned three bakeries as well. Helen Beardsley’s book caught the attention of Lucilla Ball, whose Desilu Studios bought the rights
and adapted it for film. Three years later, in 1968, it released “Yours, Mine and Ours,” starring Ball and Henry Fonda. Son Gregory Beardsley credited his parents with not overplaying the family’s fame. “My parents,” he told The Monterey County Herald, “always used to remind us, ‘You’re only 5 percent of the equation, so 5 percent of a celebrity isn’t too much to brag about.’”
_________ PETER STRUCK, 69, a former German defense minister and vehement opponent of the 2003 U.S.led invasion of Iraq, died Wednesday following a heart attack. His family said Mr. Struck, a plain-spoken politician who was a leading lawmaker for Germany’s center-left Social Democrats for almost three decades, died in a Berlin hospital. Mr. Struck served as Germany’s defense minister from 2002 to 2005. While an opponent of the Iraq War, he oversaw the early years of Germany’s military engagement in Afghanistan, famously
announcing that “German security is being defended in the Hindu Kush” mountains. Mr. Struck Since in 2009 2010, Mr. Struck had led the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, a major foundation affiliated with his party. A colorful personality, Mr. Struck often was pictured smoking a long-stemmed pipe and had a penchant for riding his motorcycle, boasting in a 2011 interview that he’d put more than 40,000 miles on it over three years. He was a lawmaker from 1980 to 2009, serving the Social Democrats for many years as chief parliamentary whip and caucus leader.
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■ Electrical power lines weighed by ice and snow fell on a Jefferson County snowplow, which was fully in its driving lane, Wednesday, said Monte Reinders, county engineer with the Public Works Department, on Thursday. A story on Page A5 Thursday erroneously reported that the snowplow drove off the road and severed the line.
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Peninsula Lookback From the pages of the PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
1937 (75 years ago)
A War Department engineer and Clallam County officials inspected four West End streams on which floodcontrol work will be started by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with Works Progress Administration labor in Seen Around about 10 days. Peninsula snapshots Work will be done at Lake Creek and on the Sol HUSBAND’S COMDuc, Bogachiel and QuillaMENT WHILE reading yute rivers at various points. the newspaper about the County Engineer H.W. latest debris found on the Laugh Lines Pollack, who surveyed the Olympic National Park sites with Army Capt. coastline: “That’s not flotSCIENTISTS Arthur G. Trudeau, assissam; it’s Moby Dock!” . . . ANNOUNCED THEY tant district engineer, and have found the world’s oldWANTED! “Seen Around” County Commissioner est dinosaur. Send them to PDN News James Mansfield, said the It had a collar on it that items. Desk, P.O. Box 1330, Port Angeles work will include bank read, “If lost, please return WA 98362; fax 360-417-3521; or revetment, snag-removal to Larry King.” email news@peninsuladailynews. work and other operations. Conan O’Brien com.
1962 (50 years ago) Winterburn Construction Co. of Port Townsend has been awarded a $146,000 contract to construct a visitor center in the Hoh Rain Forest area of Olympic National Park. Announcement of the contract was made by Sen. Henry Jackson, D-Everett, in Washington, D.C. The visitor center will include a four-unit apartment building, shop, storage building and horse barn, Jackson said.
1987 (25 years ago) Traffic collisions on the North Olympic Peninsula have killed nearly twice as many people this year as
they did last year. The increase was mostly felt in Jefferson County, where 10 people have died so far this year, compared with four in 1986. In Clallam County, the death toll rose to 13 this year, compared with 10 in 1986. Sgt. Dick Pierce of the State Patrol’s Port Angeles Detachment, which serves the North Olympic Peninsula, said alcohol was a factor in 12 of the 23 fatalities. Law enforcement agencies have stepped up their campaign to get drunks off the roads, and the State Patrol has added one trooper in Jefferson County and two in Clallam County since last year.
Looking Back From the files of The Associated Press
TODAY IS FRIDAY, Dec. 21, the 356th day of 2012. There are 10 days left in the year. Winter arrived at 3:12 a.m. Pacific time. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On Dec. 21, 1937, Walt Disney’s first feature-length animated cartoon, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” had its world premiere in Los Angeles. On this date: ■ In 1620, Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower went ashore for the first time at present-day Plymouth, Mass. ■ In 1861, President Abraham Lincoln signed a congressional act authorizing the Navy Medal of Honor. ■ In 1879, the Henrik Ibsen
play “A Doll’s House” premiered at the Royal Theater in Copenhagen. ■ In 1910, 344 coal miners were killed in Britain’s Pretoria Pit Disaster. ■ In 1942, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Williams v. North Carolina, ruled 6-2 that all states had to recognize divorces granted in Nevada. ■ In 1945, Gen. George S. Patton died in Heidelberg, Germany, of injuries from a car accident. ■ In 1948, the state of Eire, or Ireland, passed an act declaring itself a republic. ■ In 1958, Charles de Gaulle was elected to a seven-year term as the first president of the Fifth Republic of France.
■ In 1976, the Liberian-registered tanker Argo Merchant broke apart near Nantucket Island off Massachusetts almost a week after running aground, spilling 7.5 million gallons of oil into the North Atlantic. ■ In 1988, 270 people were killed when a terrorist bomb exploded aboard a Pam Am Boeing 747 over Lockerbie, Scotland. ■ In 1991, 11 of the 12 former Soviet republics proclaimed the birth of the Commonwealth of Independent States and the death of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. ■ Ten years ago: A military helicopter crash in Afghanistan killed seven German peacekeepers
who were onboard and two children on the ground; a U.S. soldier was killed in combat. ■ Five years ago: A suicide attacker detonated a bomb at a mosque outside the home of Pakistan’s former interior minister, killing at least 50 people. ■ One year ago: The U.S. Army announced charges against eight soldiers related to the death of a fellow GI, Pvt. Daniel Chen, who apparently shot himself in Afghanistan after being hazed. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was selected the 2011 AP Male Athlete of the Year. Robert Griffin III was selected The Associated Press college football player of the year.
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A3 Briefly: Nation Census: U.S. population is slowly growing WASHINGTON — After two centuries of boom and bust, America’s population growth may finally be leveling off. In all, the U.S. population is now increasing a bit faster, thanks to an improving economy, though not enough to lift growth above its lowest level since the Great Depression. The nation is getting older with its citizens less likely than before to be married and with women waiting longer to have children, if at all. Immigration from other countries also is on an upswing after years of sharp declines, but it may never return to the peak level of the early 2000s. New estimates released Thursday by the Census Bureau offer the latest snapshot of the U.S. population, which grew by 2.3 million, to 313.9 million people. That growth rate of 0.75 percent was higher than the 0.73 percent rate in 2011, ending five years of slowing growth. But the rate of growth is at historically low levels not seen since 1937, restrained by reduced childbirths.
Chemist arraigned BOSTON — A former Massachusetts drug lab chemist at the center of a scandal that threatens to unravel thousands of criminal cases pleaded not
guilty Thursday to 15 charges that include perjury and tampering with evidence. Annie Dookhan, 35, of Franklin Dookhan was arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court and faces an additional 12 in other counties. She was indicted by a grand jury Tuesday. Prosecutors allege she fabricated test results and tampered with drug evidence in testing substances for criminal cases. Judges have released about 200 defendants in the past few months and put their cases on hold. The state also is reviewing thousands of other cases possibly affected by Dookhan’s work.
No N.J. governor run TRENTON, N.J. — Newark Mayor Cory Booker, perhaps New Jersey’s highest-profile Democrat, ruled out a bid for governor next year while eying a run for U.S. Senate in 2014. The decision, announced Thursday on Twitter, seems to mean Booker has chosen a possible race against U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a Democrat who is now 88, over one with Republican Gov. Chris Christie. Booker’s announcement alters the landscape for both races, and for politics in Newark, the state’s largest city, where his term runs through June 2014. The Associated Press
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WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House pushed ahead Thursday with a bill to raise taxes on people earning more than $1 million a year as hopes faded for a pre-Christmas deal between President Barack Obama and Speaker John Boehner to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff.” Democratic leaders vowed to let the House measure die in the Senate without a vote — and urged Boehner to return to the negotiating table. As a grand bargain to avoid the fiscal cliff’s automatic tax hikes and spending cuts proved elusive, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said that lawmakers would return to the Capitol after the holidays to try again.
“The president and Boehner have to negotiate this, OK?” said Sen. C h a r l e s Schumer, D-N.Y. “We don’t need a vehicle. We need an Schumer agreement,” Schumer said. Across the Capitol, Boehner accused Obama and his fellow Democrats of doing nothing to prevent the so-called cliff — sweeping tax hikes and spending cuts that hit in January unless lawmakers head them off. But he also told reporters he would continue trying to strike a deal with the president. “Our country faces serious challenges,” said Boehner, R-Ohio.
“The president and I in our respective roles have a responsibility to work together to get them resolved. I expect that we’ll continue to work together.” House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., said the GOP has enough votes to pass the bill dubbed “Plan B” by Boehner, aimed at upping year-end pressure on Capitol Hill Democrats. “We, as Republicans, have taken concrete actions to avoid the fiscal cliff,” Cantor insisted.
President to veto The White House has said Obama would veto the measure. Spokesman Jay Carney called the GOP move a fruitless step. “Instead of taking the opportunity that was presented to them, to continue to negotiate what could be a very helpful large deal for the American people, the Republicans in the House have decided to run down an alley that has no exit while we all watch,” Carney said.
Briefly: World The engineer, a contractor for French renewable energy firm Vergnet SA, appeared to have been the target, Police Chief Abdullahi Magaji said. A neighbor and security guard died in the attack on the BAGHDAD — Iraq’s finance Frenchman’s home Wednesday minister Thursday accused a in Rimi, 15 miles from the city “militia force” of kidnapping members of his staff and said he of Katsina, he said. The assailants also attacked holds the prime minister pera nearby police station as they sonally responsible for their drove off with the hostage, but safety. no one there was hurt, Magaji Finance Minister Rafia alIssawi leveled the charges hours said. There had been no request after Iraq’s ailing president was for ransom or any other communication from the kidnappers flown to Germany for medical Thursday evening, he said. treatment following a stroke. French President Francois The 79-year-old president, Jalal Talabani, is widely seen as Hollande, speaking to reporters on a state visit in Algeria, said a unifying figure who is able to rise above Iraq’s often bitter pol- French authorities would do all they could to free the hostage. itics and mediate among the country’s ethnic and sectarian Mandela ‘improved’ groups. Al-Issawi made the accusaJOHANNESBURG — Neltions in a late-night news conson Mandela has steadily ference, where he called on the improved after being diagnosed parliament to hold a vote of no with a lung infection and underconfidence against Prime Minis- going gallstone surgery, South ter Nouri al-Maliki’s Shiite-led African President Jacob Zuma government. said Thursday. The move is sure to enflame It was the first official Iraq’s political tensions, which acknowledgment that Mandela’s have been heightened since an condition had been grave and arrest warrant was issued came 13 days after the antiagainst one of al-Issawi’s politi- apartheid icon was brought to a cal allies a year ago. hospital in the capital, Pretoria. The government initially Frenchman kidnapped said 94-year-old Mandela was undergoing medical tests. LAGOS, Nigeria — More “His condition was serious, than 30 assailants stormed a but he is responding well to house in northern Nigeria, killtreatment, and he steadily ing two people and kidnapping improved over the last few a French engineer, in the latest days,” Zuma said. abduction to hit the African nation, officials said Thursday. The Associated Press
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Three people were killed Thursday north of Des Moines, Iowa, after drivers blinded by blowing snow didn’t see vehicles that had slowed or stopped on Interstate 80. A chain reaction involving semitrailers closed the highway.
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SALT LAKE CITY — When Ken Larson’s 1-year-old son starts school in a few years, he’ll be carrying an armored backpack. After the Newtown, Conn., school shooting last week, Larson and his wife decided to buy him one just to be safe. Larson already has one that he takes when he goes to the movies. “It’s a no-brainer. My son’s life is invaluable,” said Larson, 41, of Denver. “If I can get him a backpack for $200 that makes him safer, I don’t even have to think about that.” A spike in gun sales is common after a mass shooting, but the lat-
est rampage has generated record sales in some states, particularly of assault weapons similar to the AR-15 rifle the gunman used in an attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 26 people, including 20 children.
Single-day record set Colorado set a single-day record for gun background-check requests the day after the shootings. Nevada saw more checks in the two days that followed than any weekend this year. Records also were set in Tennessee, California and Virginia, among others. Some gun shop owners stopped selling the remaining stock of
their assault weapons, anticipating only more interest and value after President Barack Obama on Wednesday instructed his administration to create concrete proposals to reduce gun violence. Robert Akers, a Rapid City, S.D., gun seller who specializes in military-style weapons, said the rush of customers had transformed his Rapid Fire Firearms store into a “madhouse” and that he’s turned off his phone. “The price is only going to go up higher,” he said. In Connecticut, six more funerals for slain children and a memorial service for a teacher was held. In New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan told mourners at the funeral of 52-year-old Anne Marie Murphy that the teacher “brought together a community, a nation, a world, now awed by her own life and death.”
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Nation: Obama to hold only two inaugural balls
Nation: Adoptive father pleads guilty to child rape
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World: Russian president strays from Syrian alliance
WITH HIS NATION under financial strain, President Barack Obama is restricting the inaugural balls to the lowest number in 60 years, with just two official parties plus a concert honoring military families. The subdued celebration revealed Thursday is a big cut from the 10 balls Obama attended four years ago. Planners said the austerity in festivities is a reflection of tough economic times and an effort to minimize the burden on law enforcement, security personnel and Washington, D.C., residents. Both balls are being planned at the Washington Convention Center on Monday, Jan. 21.
AN ADOPTIVE FATHER in Ohio who could spend the rest of his life in prison for raping three boys in his care pleaded guilty Thursday to another child rape charge and agreed to testify against a man he allegedly allowed to rape one of his adopted sons. The 40-year-old man, a longtime foster parent, pleaded guilty to one count each of child rape and complicity to rape in a Montgomery County court in Dayton. Under a plea agreement, prosecutors dropped five other charges. The Troy man was sentenced Monday to 60 years to life in prison. The Associated Press isn’t naming him to protect the children’s identities.
THE CELEBRATION of the cosmic dawn began with a fumbling of the sacred fire meant to honor today’s end of the Mayan long count calendar. Gabriel Lemus, the white-haired guardian of the flame, burned his finger. Still, Lemus, like about 1,000 other stargazers, crystal enthusiasts, yogis, sufis and swamis in a Merida, Mexico, convention center about an hour and a half from the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza, was convinced that it was a good start to the “New Era” that he said began with the winter solstice at 3:12 a.m. today. “It is a cosmic dawn,” said Lemus. “We will recover the ability to communicate telepathically and levitate objects.”
RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR Putin distanced himself further than ever before from his longtime ally in Syria on Thursday, saying he understands Syria needs change and that he is not protecting its president. Putin, however, warned that efforts to unseat Bashar Assad could plunge Syria even deeper into violence. He insisted that Russia has not changed its stance and believes that only a negotiated settlement can end the civil war. Putin’s assessment came a week after Russia’s top envoy for Syria was quoted as saying Assad’s forces were losing control of the country.
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Port Angeles Parks Department employees Darryl Anderson, left, and Leon Leonard assemble pieces of a new playground at Shane Park on Thursday. The playground, which was paid for through a community fundraising effort with a matching grant from the city, is expected to be completed this spring with pouring of the concrete base and installation of the final equipment and safety padding.
PA court sets restitution in drunken-driving death Court ruling made before potential B.C. civil claim BY PAUL GOTTLIEB PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — A man serving five years at the Clallam Bay Corrections Center for the death of Darrell Campbell, 49, of British Columbia in an alcoholrelated vehicle crash must pay $6,412 in funeral expenses. Steven W. Boyd, 49, of Port Angeles had pleaded guilty in June to alcoholrelated vehicular homicide and two counts of vehicular assault in the August 2011 crash. The Thursday ruling by Clallam County Superior Court Judge Ken Williams in the 16-month-old case leaves Boyd awaiting a reportedly pending filing of a wrongful-death civil claim in a Canadian court. “In our civil claim, we anticipate making claim for significant losses incurred by our clients, including funeral and testamentary expenses, the present value of Darrell Campbell’s lost lifetime earnings and contributions to his dependents, and property damage,” attorney Greg Samuels of Cross Border Law LLP of Vancouver, B.C., said in a Clallam County Superior Court filing. Janice Campbell, the widow of Ahousaht First
Nation member Darrell Campbell, had sought $55,135 to cover expenses related to her husband’s death. They included the cost of traveling to Boyd’s court hearings at the courthouse in Port Angeles and for Campbell’s lost income and wages. They also included $26,045 in expenses related to Darrell Campbell’s pickup truck. Campbell was driving the vehicle when it was hit in the 8 a.m. crash on state Highway 112. He was killed and his 18-year-old niece and 57-year-old brother seriously injured when Boyd crossed the centerline in his SUV 5 miles west of Port Angeles.
Legal research County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney John Troberg had said his legal research supported payment of $6,412 but not a higher amount. Pat John of Port Angeles, an Ahousaht First Nation member representing the family, thanked Williams during a brief statement in court. “Mr. Boyd has been sentenced, and the family has closure from this accident,” he said.
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Stephen W. Boyd, 49, is serving five years in the drunken-driving death of Darrell Campbell in 2011. Boyd participated from prison by telephone. “My only concern is that I am currently incarcerated and have no means of making any payments at all,” he said. Boyd had a 0.12 percent blood-alcohol level from a blood sample taken 95 minutes after the 8 a.m. crash and a 0.079 percent level about two hours after the crash, according to the State Patrol. The legal limit in Washington is 0.08 percent.
Objects to expenses Alex Stalker of Clallam Public Defender, representing Boyd, objected to funeral expenses approved by Wil-
liams, which included $1,000 in flower expenses, $600 in funeral pamphlets and $150 for photos. That was “making the funeral into a social occasion,” Stalker said. “Boyd will be unemployed,” he added. “Given his financial circumstances, I don’t think it’s appropriate to impose extra fees.” Responded Troberg: “Funerals are social occasions.” He said he was not seeking medical expenses incurred by Campbell’s brother, Angus Campbell, and niece, Sophie Campbell, estimating they “must have been in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.” In a later telephone interview, John confirmed Troberg’s estimate. Angus Campbell suffered a broken femur, and Sophie Campbell had her spleen removed immediately after the accident, John said. Troberg said they were hospitalized and treated for weeks. Restitution for their medical care may be addressed by the state Attorney General’s Office, Troberg said. In her request for restitution, Janice Campbell said the family was having trouble paying bills because of expenses incurred after her husband’s death. “Darrell Campbell was very intelligent and enjoyed working for Ahousaht fisheries,” she said. “He is greatly going to be missed.”
PORT ANGELES — A multi-agency response team trekked to a remote part of Olympic National Park on Thursday to get a firsthand look at a beached dock believed to be wreckage from the Japanese tsunami of 2011. The nine-member crew planned to reach the dock at low tide at about 12:30 p.m. to begin the initial assessment. The crew was out of cellphone range and faced a possible 2½-hour hike out of the wilderness. “We’re not anticipating them getting out until 5 [p.m.] or 6 p.m.,” park spokeswoman Barb Maynes said. The crew could not be interviewed until after press time. Safety concerns from high winds and heavy surf prevented the federal, state and tribal agencies from reaching the dock Wednesday. A Coast Guard helicopter crew spotted the dock Tuesday at the high tide line in an extremely remote area about halfway between Hoh Head and Toleak Point south of LaPush. The National Park Service closed the wilderness coast between Hoh Head and Toleak Point to all public entry.
“Our primary concerns are invasive species and making sure everybody is safe in this scenario,” Maynes said. The response team includes state Fish and Wildlife officials, coastal biologists, ecologists, marine debris experts, a park ranger and a contractor who removed the Japanese dock that washed ashore near Newport, Ore., in June.
Invasive species “We’re extremely grateful for the support and expertise of our federal and Washington state partners,” Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum said in a statement. “As we move forward as a team, our first concerns will be safety in this rugged stretch of coastline and assessment and containment of any invasive species.” Scientists planned to evaluate the dock “for any potential invasive aquatic species that may have ‘hitchhiked’ while it was drifting in the ocean and to develop a response,” according to a state Department of Ecology statement.
________ Reporter Rob Ollikainen can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5072, or at rollikainen@peninsula dailynews.com.
PA woman arrested after knife attack Police: 50-year-old stabbed victim with serrated-edge blade BY JEREMY SCHWARTZ PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
apartment to find the woman had been cut on the back of her head and above her left collarbone, and had suffered several scratches on her hand. The woman told police a serrated knife found in her sink was the one used in the attack. Perry, who was found in the woman’s apartment, told police she’d had an argument with the alleged victim but denied attacking her with a knife, according to the police report. Perry told police the alleged victim had fallen backward during the argument, causing her injuries. The woman was treated for injuries at Olympic Medical Center.
PORT ANGELES — A 50-year-old Port Angeles woman was in the Clallam County jail Thursday on $10,000 bail after allegedly attacking another woman with a serrated steak knife Tuesday. Port Angeles police officers arrested Earnestine Perry for investigation of one count of second-degree assault after she allegedly stabbed another woman in the head and shoulder in the alleged victim’s apart________ ment in the 100 block of West First Street, according Reporter Jeremy Schwartz can to police reports of the inci- be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. dent. 5074, or at jschwartz@peninsula Officers arrived at the dailynews.com.
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Rand Pierce adds holiday decorations to a memorial bench dedicated to his late son, U.S. Army Pfc. Matthew Pierce, a veteran of the war in Iraq, on Thursday at Crown Park in Port Angeles. Pierce said his son, who died in 2009, enjoyed the view from the spot, which overlooks a favorite fishing area on the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
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BRINNON — U.S. Highway 101 remained closed in both directions at Brinnon and points south Thursday as crews scrambled to clear fallen trees and mudslides along the Hood Canal. The state Department of Transportation closed a 41-mile stretch of the highway between Brinnon and state Highway 3 near Shelton after a snowstorm Wednesday evening. “It was just too unsafe for us to continue to clear the roads,” Transportation spokeswoman Claudia Bingham Baker said. Transportation officials reopened the section between Shelton and Hoodsport on Thursday. It was unknown when the 25-mile stretch that connects Brinnon in southeast Jefferson County to Mason County would be passable. “We’re just working as hard as we can to get it open,” Bingham Baker said. “It’s looking very promising, and we have a lot crews working on it. I don’t think it will be a matter of days.” Transportation crews were working with the Mason County Public Utility District and maintenance crews from around Western Washington to remove the trees and clear two mudslides that covered the roadway. One of the mudslides had been cleared by noon Thursday. Meanwhile, a 5-mile section of state Highway 106 at Purdy Cutoff Road between Shelton and Hood Canal remained closed for storm-related damage. “The plan is to clear 101 first as the primary highway in area,” Bingham Baker said.
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FORKS — A doctor was unable during an autopsy Thursday to identify a man found dead in a trailer that burned early Wednesday morning on Palmer Road off Calawah Way, authorities said. “There’s not enough for a doctor to ID to sign a death certificate, so that means there’s no ID yet,” Undersheriff Ron Peregrin said Thursday while the autopsy was being conducted in Port Angeles. The identity of the body will be determined by a DNA test or possible comparison of fingerprints, Peregrin said. Preliminary results of an investigation into the fire have revealed nothing suspicious about the blaze. “At that initial blush, it appears not as a result of any criminal activity,” Peregrin said. “It’s an old place with wiring and whatever, and it looks like it may have been something associated with that.
“It’s not possible to deter- unaccounted for,” King said. mine. There’s a lot of stuff “The family has pointed we have to sift through.” out the car he had recently been driving, and it is Owner unaccounted for there.” Officers have talked to The owner of the trailer, his sister, Patty Adams, who Michael W. Schulze, 54, a self-employed mechanic, lived on the property, and remains unaccounted for Schulze’s son, Matthew after family members were Schulze. “Certainly Michael is questioned. “They saw him the day unaccounted for,” King said. County Fire District No. before” the fire, West End Sheriff’s Sgt. Brian King 1 firefighters found the body outside the bedroom of said Thursday. To get information, the the mobile home and believe department is trying to find the fire’s origin was in the anyone associated with the living room, King said. residence, Peregrin said, The fire district initially adding that people should had identified the address phone 360-417-2459 if they as 853 Palmer Road. know of Schulze’s whereThat’s the residence of abouts. Patty Adams, who called in Authorities had said the fire, King said. Wednesday that they had The burned-out trailer been told Schulze’s vehicle was at 831 Palmer Road, he was not parked at the said. mobile home. The two lived in sepaBut several vehicles were parked there that rate dwellings on family Schulze worked on, said property, King said. ________ King, who has known Schulze since the midSenior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb 1990s. can be reached at 360-452-2345, “There is nothing for us ext. 5060, or at paul.gottlieb@ to believe his vehicle is peninsuladailynews.com.
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OLYMPIA — A newly inducted State Patrol trooper from Sequim received the top academic award in Daigle his class at the State Patrol Academy in Shelton. Christopher Moon of Sequim attained the highest scores from more than 30 tests and quizzes administered to cadets during training. Moon earned 92.8 percent on his tests and quizzes, besting the class average of 87 percent. Moon, Mark C. Dorn of Edgewood and Christopher Daigle of Potlatch, Idaho, have been assigned to Port Townsend. They were among the 37 State Patrol troopers recently inducted in a ceremony at the Capitol Rotunda.
Chief John R. Batiste. The State Patrol Academy produces only about three cadet classes each biennium, which accounts for about 120 new troopers. Dorn Moon Historically, only about 4 percent to 6 The troopers were sworn in by state Supreme Court percent of the total number Justice James Johnson and of applicants makes the grade to become troopers. received their commission cards from Gov. Christine peninsuladailynews.com Gregoire and State Patrol
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Library: Project CONTINUED FROM A1 member John Mericle pointed out that the CarneThe fifth phase will gie building is one of the include the replacement of few remaining “jewel box” the current single-level, libraries in the nation, and 3,625-square-foot annex “the repair and expansions with a three-story, are not a luxury but a 14,420-square-foot struc- necessity.” The Port Townsend ture, estimated to cost $8.1 Library will turn 100 in million. Saturday’s guests heard 2013. For more information on brief speeches from a handful of foundation members the capital campaign or and Percy, who talked about library events, phone 360385-3181 or visit www. the success of the project. Library foundation ptpubliclibrary.org.
OPNET: Smell CONTINUED FROM A1 The matter would be tried in Jefferson County because the grow operation in question was located in Discovery Bay. Haas’ motion asked the court to dismiss all charges and suppress all evidence allegedly illegally obtained — which includes 93 marijuana plants — and includes a contention that law enforcement recklessly executed the search warrant. Haas said any decision also would be applied to Tim Fager, a Discovery Bay area resident who is represented by Jim Dixon of Seattle, since the cases have been joined. Haas claims that OPNET detectives planted evidence, trespassed and used a convicted sex offender as a paid informant to net his client on drug charges. Clallam County Deputy Prosecutor Lewis Schrawyer said OPNET, which is made up of law enforcement officers from across the North Olympic Peninsula, acted within its charter. In August, Schrawyer told the Peninsula Daily News that four deputies testified that they picked up at least 11 “nose hits” from the property, and “we have no proof that there was a legal marijuana cooperative.” A “nose hit,” according to
aas’ motion asked the court to dismiss all charges and suppress all evidence allegedly illegally obtained and includes a contention that law enforcement recklessly executed the search warrant.
Schrawyer, results from the distinctive smell of marijuana growing operations that can be discerned by a trained narcotics detective. Haas said testimony presented during the hearing stated that the odor of marijuana in a closed grow operation can be detected from 30 or 40 feet but was not possible from the 100yard distance from which OPNET claims to have been when detecting the smell. While the arrest precedes his tenure with OPNET, Viada said the agency acted appropriately. “The American system of justice has due process, and this ruling is only one step in the process,” Viada said. “This case is still open, and it will continue.”
________ Jefferson County Reporter Charlie Bermant can be reached at 360-385-2335 or at charlie. bermant@peninsuladailynews. com.
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RICHLAND — A Kennewick jail inmate who reportedly stopped breathing shortly after being shocked with a Taser remains hospitalized in critical condition. The Tri-City Herald reported that Benton County sheriff’s officers said 29-year-old Kevin Culp of Spokane was being treated during some kind of “medical episode” Monday at the county jail when he became combative. He reportedly struggled with officers and bit them, then was zapped
Part of the current herd is shown in the hills just south of U.S. Highway 101 in this photo taken a few weeks ago. The herd is now north of the highway.
Elk: Crossings relatively rare now CONTINUED FROM A1 “They come out of the woods, and in a few steps, and they’re on the road,” Cullinan said. The herd often stays near the road for a few days before making the crossing, he said, and added that he thought the herd would make their move in the dark, either Thursday night, early this morning, or tonight. However, they can cross at any time. Once common, elk crossings have become relatively rare, Cullinan said. The last major herd crossing was during daylight hours, he added. Lorraine Shore, Clallam County Sheriff’s Office community policing coordinator, said deputies have been made aware of the situation and planned to shut down the road when the big animals — which include adult cows weighing between 700 and 800 pounds — decide the time is right. The possible road closure was announced by the Sheriff’s Office on Thursday on Nixle, an email and text message notification system used by law enforcement agencies to alert residents of hazards. Roosevelt Elk, the largest elk in North America, are much larger than the typical 125-pound white tail doe. If a car hits an elk in the
orraine Shore, Clallam County Sheriff’s Office community policing coordinator, said deputies have been made aware of the situation and planned to shut down the road when the big animals decide the time is right.
“They seem to underroad at a speed high enough to kill an elk, it often means stand that the highway is a the car is destroyed, Cunni- dangerous place,” he said. When the herd finally han said. does cross the road, the First time since April movement starts with a trickle — one or two cows It is the first time since and their calves at a time, April that the main Sequim Cullinan said. elk herd of about 35 cows, Unlike deer, elk don’t calves and yearlings have dart into the road, he said. shown interest in moving They are more sedate south of the highway, Cul- and calm but can move linan said. quickly. First discovered in the Once a significant num1970s, the slowly migrating ber of them are across the herd kept to a higher eleva- road, the entire herd notices tion range in the Dunge- and rushes to join them — ness watershed area in the often a group as large as 15 Olympic National Forest. or 20 can all be on the road In the 1980s, it emerged pavement at one time — from the forest and began and they all cross within a moving north, into the few seconds, he said. Happy Valley area, Cullinan said. Rutting season At one time, the herd crossed the highway about Cullinan said that a monthly, moving between smaller group of 10-15 their northern and south- mature bulls, weighing in ern range. at about 1,000 pounds each, In the last two years, the stay with the herd only duranimals have spent about ing the two-month rutting 10 months a year north of season. Highway 101, mostly in the They spend more time in Graysmarsh area, and cross Happy Valley, range east to only two to four times a Palo Alto Road and are year, Cullinan said. sometimes west of the
Dungeness River. The cow herd hasn’t crossed the Dungeness River in 15 to 20 years, Cullinan said. Why the elk migrated to the valley is a mystery to wildlife biologists, Cullinan added, but speculated that their predators — mountain lions and bear — are less likely to be a threat near human habitation, and the lower elevations and farmland provide a higher quality food source.
Herd thinned The herd, which once boasted 125 individuals, has been thinned in response to complaints from Sequim-area farmers and residents, both by hunting and by capture and relocation programs. This year, Cullinan has recorded 13 elk from the herd killed through permitted hunting, and several natural deaths, including two calves and a cow. It has been several years since an elk was killed crossing Highway 101, partly due to the flashing light that alerts drivers, and partly because they aren’t crossing the road as often as they once did, Cullinan said.
with a Taser. ________ It initially seemed to Reporter Arwyn Rice can be have little effect, but 15 reached at 360-452-2345, ext. minutes later, he was found 5070, or at arwyn.rice@peninsula unresponsive. dailynews.com. Jail Cmdr. Jon Law said Culp has two felony manslaughter convictions from Idaho and was under community supervision there. Culp was a state Corrections Department contract inmate in the Benton County jail. Law said the state Corrections Department was doing a courtesy hold for Idaho. The Herald said it wasn’t TOM THOMPSON/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS clear exactly why Culp was A herd of Roosevelt elk blocks U.S. Highway 101 traffic as it crosses east of Sequim in 2000. in custody.
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Land trust finalizes agreement 75 acres along creek in Blyn now protected PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
BLYN — The North Olympic Land Trust and landowner Phil Schenck have finalized an agreement that conserves 75 acres along Jimmycomelately Creek in Blyn. The land, which includes a 1-mile stretch of the creek that is considered prime salmon habitat, is now permanently protected with a conservation easement that is immediately adjacent to protected state, federal and tribal lands. The easement means the lower 2 miles of the creek have now been conserved by local landowners.
Spawning habitat The conservation easement protects spawning habitat for local salmon, specifically endangered summer chum, and Puget Sound steelhead trout, another endangered species. According to the regional Summer Chum Salmon Recovery Plan, “protection, restoration and maintenance of the Jimmycomelately watershed is of paramount
importance. “The lower river sections must be restored and protected to effect and ensure recovery of the Strait [summer chum] population.” In 1999, chum salmon in the creek were on the verge of extinction, with only seven adults returning to spawn. By 2010, 4,207 spawners returned following restoration efforts led by the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe with a host of other agencies and organizations near the mouth of the creek. “We are thrilled to collaborate on salmon recovery efforts along Jimmycomelately Creek,” said Tom Sanford, executive director of the land trust. “Continued restoration of salmon is critical to the economic and ecological future of the North Olympic Peninsula.” Scott Chitwood, natural resource director for the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe, said: “We expect this action will greatly aid in the recovery of the Jimmycomelately population of summer chum and steelhead.”
Early winter bird-migration cruise slated PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Marine Science Center plans an early winter bird-migration cruise on New Year’s Eve. The three-hour cruise will leave at 1 p.m. from Port Townsend’s Point Hudson Marina on Monday, Dec. 31. Cruises are aboard an enclosed, heated motoryacht operated by Puget Sound Express. If the weather is good, the cruise will go to the Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge at the mouth of Discovery Bay. Otherwise, it will head south toward Port Ludlow to remain in protected waters. Tickets are $55 per person, or $50 for members of the marine science center, Burke Museum, Audubon or Washington Ornithological Society.
The Port Townsend Marine Science Center, located on the beach at Fort Worden State Park, offers two public exhibits. Both the Marine Exhibit and the Natural History Exhibit will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 28-30. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for youths and free for center members. The Marine Exhibit will be closed in January. For more information, phone 360-385-5582, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ptmsc.org.
Carlene Bryant, left, and Sheila Becker — volunteers at Golden Crafts Shop on Lincoln Street — look over some of the shop’s handmade items Thursday. After more than 40 years of selling items made by senior citizens in Port Angeles, the store will close its doors for good Monday.
PA’s Golden Crafts Shop to close its doors Monday in the store has dipped in recent years. “Unfortunately, the InterPORT ANGELES — net and iPhones and everyThere are only a few more thing have taken over peoshopping days left to look ple’s free time,” Williams over the goods at the longest said. continuous craft bazaar in Added a wistful Jadasohn: downtown Port Angeles. “If only the power would go A fixture in the city’s com- out. People would get cold mercial center since 1972, and need to make more blanGolden Crafts Shop on Lin- kets — or, excuse me, coln Street will close its doors afghans.” Jadasohn said the roster at the end of business Monof volunteers willing to keep day, Christmas Eve. The store features hand- the store open and jockey the crafted gifts made by arti- cash register also has fallen in recent years. sans 50 and older. “Some things just have to come to an end. Here we are,” Slow down said Linda Jadasohn, one of Foot traffic at the store the volunteer staffers of the has slowed since Golden consignment shop. Crafts moved to Lincoln While sales of the wooden Street five years ago, she toy airplanes and ferries, as said. well as handmade baby For more than two clothes, have remained decades, the store was in the strong — even against the building at 105 E. Front St. competing blips of the digital in Port Angeles that now gift realm — volunteer Nancy houses Cock-a-doodle DoughWilliams said the number of nuts. hobbyists selling their wares Customers, often carrying
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doughnuts, come into the current location asking when the business moved, Williams said, adding that the move was made 12 years ago.
Homemade crafts The store is a popular stop for gift buyers looking for homemade clothes for Barbie, polished-stone jewelry or posh hand-carved jewelry boxes made of exotic wood, volunteers said. Melanie Cloud-Smith of Port Angeles walked into the store Wednesday afternoon on the off chance she might find a cowl to give her sister. Williams showed her several different varieties of the neck garment. “I haven’t seen these since my grandma made them,” Cloud-Smith said. Golden Craft’s guestbook has logged shoppers from five of the world’s seven continents. “We have one lady from Virginia who stops in once or twice a year on her way to
Victoria and buys generously gifts to take with her,” said Williams, whose knit and crocheted hats, scarves and blankets deck the store’s racks. Another shopper from Seattle has been one of the store’s biggest buyers of Hardanger embroidery, an intricate Norwegian latticed linen that frequently is used to spruce up seating cushions and tablecloths.
‘Scrubbie Lady’ Jadasohn, the self-titled “Scrubbie Lady,” has sold her handmade nylon scrub pads, a hot item in the store, to buyers as far away as China. Golden Crafts will be open every day through Monday, including special Sunday hours of noon to 4 p.m. Remaining stock will be returned to the consignors. The store group plans to sell off the fixtures after closing day. “It’s your last chance,” Jadasohn said.
Briefly: State Spokesman Gus Melonas said after three slides overnight, there were six more Thursday morning. The slides were as big as 6 feet deep and 30 feet wide and carried 100-foot trees. MUKILTEO — MudThe railroad has equipslides have been hitting the ment ready to clear the railroad tracks along Puget slides because the section Sound between Mukilteo of track was hit dozens of and Everett almost faster times last year and is vulthan Burlington Northern nerable after recent heavy Santa Fe can clean them up. rains.
Mudslides halts trains in Mukilteo
VA hospital SPOKANE — Congress is working to change the name of the Spokane VA Medical Center to honor two heroes. U.S. Sen. Patty Murray on Thursday applauded Senate passage of her bill to rename the hospital as the “Mann-Grandstaff Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.”
That’s in honor of Pfc. Joe E. Mann, a World War II hero, and Platoon Sgt. Bruce A. Grandstaff, a Vietnam War hero. U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has introduced companion legislation in the House. Both Mann and Grandstaff are Medal of Honor winners who died in action. The Associated Press
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“Our New Year’s Eve cruise is an annual tradition for many people, giving everyone a chance to see lots of birds and wildlife,” said Anne Murphy, executive director of the marine science center. Naturalists from the center will be onboard to provide commentary. The trip offers an opportunity to gain a better understanding of local marine ecosystems. It may include a stop at the Kilisut Harbor/Mystery Bay area between Marrowstone and Indian islands. Onboard refreshments will be available. Proceeds go toward marine science center programs. For reservations, phone the Port Townsend Marine Science Center at 360-3855582 or 800-566-3932. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
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Wonder drug of the millennia Want to reduce health care costs? Push people to take aspirin BY DAVID B. AGUS THE INEXORABLE RISE in health care spending, as all of us know, is a problem. But what’s truly infuriating, as we watch America’s medical bill soar, is that our conversation has focused almost exclusively on how to pay for that care, not on reducing our need for it. In the endless debate about “health care reform,” few have zeroed in on the practical actions we should be taking now to make Americans healthier. An exception is New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who is setting new standards Dr. Agus that we would do well to adopt as a nation. In the past several years, he’s changed the city’s health code to mandate restrictions on sodas and trans fats — products that, when consumed over the long term, harm people. These new rules will undoubtedly improve New Yorkers’ health in years to come.
UCH BOLD MOVES prompt a provocative question: When does regulating a person’s habits in the name of good health become our moral and social duty? The answer, I suggest, is a two-parter: ■ First, when the scientific data clearly and overwhelmingly demonstrate that one behavior or another can substantially reduce — or, conversely, raise — a person’s risk of disease. ■ Second, when all of us are stuck paying for one another’s medical bills (which is what we do now, by way of Medicare, Medicaid and other taxpayerfinanced health care programs). In such cases, encouraging a healthy behavior, or discouraging an unhealthy one, ought to be a matter of public policy — which is why, for instance, we insist on
75-milligram vaccinating childose of aspirin dren for the taken daily for measles, mumps, at least five rubella and years reduced polio; we know the risk of dying these preventive from common strategies save cancers by 21 lives. percent. Under that In March, rationale, then, The Lancet pubwhy not make it lished two more public policy to papers bolsterencourage miding the case for dle-aged people this ancient to use aspirin? Developed in GARY TAXALI/THE NEW YORK TIMES drug. The first, 1897 by the Gerreviewing five long-term studies involving man chemist Felix Hoffmann, aspirin, or more than 17,000 patients, found that a acetylsalicylic acid, has long proved its daily low-dose aspirin lowered the risk of value as an analgesic. Two millennia before that, Hippocrates, getting adenocarcinomas — common malignant cancers that develop in the the father of modern medicine, used its lungs, colon and prostate — by an average active ingredient — which he extracted of 46 percent. from the bark and leaves of the willow In the second, researchers at Oxford tree — to help alleviate pain and fevers. and other centers compared patients who Since then, we’ve gained insight into took aspirin with those who didn’t in 51 both the biological mechanism and the different studies. effects of this chemical compound. Investigators found that the risk of ANY HIGH-QUALITY RESEARCH dying from cancer was 37 percent lower studies have confirmed that the use among those taking aspirin for at least of aspirin substantially reduces the risk of five years. cardiovascular disease. In a subsection of the study group, Indeed, the evidence for this is so three years of daily aspirin use reduced abundant and clear that, in 2009, the U.S. the risk of developing cancer by almost 25 Preventive Services Task Force strongly percent when compared with the aspirinrecommended that men ages 45 to 79 and free control group. women ages 55 to 79 take a low-dose aspirin pill daily, with the exception for those HE DATA ARE screaming out to us. Aspirin, one of the oldest remedies on who are already at higher risk for gastrothe planet, helps prevent heart disease intestinal bleeding or who have certain through what is likely to be a variety of other health issues. mechanisms, including keeping blood clots (As an anticoagulant, aspirin can increase the risk of bleeding — a serious from forming. And experts believe it helps prevent and potentially deadly issue for some cancer, in part, by dampening an immune people.) New reports about aspirin’s benefits in response called inflammation. So the question remains: cancer prevention are just as convincing. Given the evidence we have, why is it In 2011, British researchers, analyzing merely voluntary for physicians to inform data from some 25,000 patients in eight their patients about a health care interlong-term studies, found that a small,
Peninsula Voices The spilling of innocent blood should shake us to Yet another shooting, the core, in such sharp this time in a Connecticut contrast to all that is good elementary school. and noble and pure. What/where next? This was, indeed, a That constitutional national tragedy. amendment giving just But even more so, by about everybody the “right many orders of magnitude, to bear arms” begins with are the deaths of the something about a wellinnocents at the hands of organized militia, but we abortionists day after day. only hear the rest of the Since 1973, some 55.7 amendment. million innocent lives have The National Rifle been killed — 1.2 million Association seems 100 this year alone — in the percent against any US. restriction on gun Where is the grief? ownership. Where is the horror? There is no doubt that Where is the NRA is a substantial determination to do lobbying force. something about this to With the carnage resulting from guns (unlike prevent it from ever happening again? other tools, guns always America, we live in a destroy their targets, culture of acceptance, animals or people), one tolerance and even pride would expect the powerful over the shedding of NRA to be in a leadership role in seeking solutions to innocent blood. Should we find it surprising that such this problem. tragic incidents occur? I don’t remember We have much to repent hearing about such of, and grieve over. commitment. But will we do so before How about it, NRA? Milton Patrie, it is too late? Wake up, America. Sequim Jeff Forberg, Sequim Shootings, abortion
vention that could not only help them, but also save untold billions in taxpayer dollars each year? For some men over the age of 45 and women over 55, the risks of taking aspirin outweigh any benefits — and patients should talk with their doctors before taking any medication, including something as familiar as aspirin. But with such caveats in place, it still ought to be possible to encourage aspirin’s use in those for whom the potential benefits would be obvious and the risks minimal. Just as we discourage smoking through advertising campaigns, shouldn’t we suggest that middle-aged Americans speak to their doctors about aspirin? Perhaps pharmacists or even health insurance companies should be enlisted to help spread the word about this diseaseprevention drug?
HE RIGHT POLICY will have to be hammered out, of course. But if we’re going to address the country’s sky-high medical bill, we’re going to have to address the need for Americans to be active in protecting their own health. Everyone may want the right to use tobacco products and engage in other behaviors that are unequivocally linked with disease — or have the right not to wear a seat belt and refrain from other actions that may protect their well-being. But, if so, should society have the obligation to cover the costs of the consequences? As the former Supreme Court justice Potter Stewart once said, “There is a big difference between what we have the right to do and what is right to do.” Health care reform should, at long last, focus on the latter.
________ David B. Agus is a professor of medicine and engineering at the University of Southern California and the author of The End of Illness. This commentary first appeared in The New York Times.
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We see the signs of grieving, and rightly so, on a national level over the tragic and evil shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The deaths of these innocents should shock and horrify us.
Can it happen here? The recent slaughter of children in Connecticut makes me wonder if that could happen here. I have walked into several different schools in Jefferson County in the
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past few years with no obvious scrutiny. How many assault weapons do we have in this county? How many crazies want to kill themselves and others at the same time? I grew up with guns and learned to shoot well before I learned to drive. I probably know 100 people who own guns of various kinds. None of these people, mostly relatives, has ever shot anyone, except my little sister who shot herself in the elbow while cleaning
an “unloaded” pistol. Despite the belief that people, not guns, are the problem, I feel strongly that there are too many nuts around who can get guns and want to make headlines so they will be remembered. They accomplish this by killing innocents before committing suicide. I hope our local legislators will support gun control legislation, sure to be proposed, that makes AK-47s and all machine gun-type weapons illegal in the U.S.
Sens. [Patty] Murray and [Maria] Cantwell and Rep.-elect [Derek] Kilmer must stand up to the powerful gun lobby and take this small step toward public safety by controlling the market in the most deadly of available weapons. Also, I hope news media will stop publishing the name of these crazies so they will know that such horrible actions will not get them publicity in death. Jenifer A.T. Taylor, Port Townsend
Dear Santa: This year for Christmas, would you please give me just one day of peace on Earth, one day without murder, one day where no one yells at me or breaks my heart, one day where no one makes me feel unloved and useless. And Santa, if enough people pray with me, could you please make those days separate until we have a string of enough days that people can make it a habit? If you do this, I for one promise never to need another gift I won’t use, or something my family and friends have to spend money on. All I want is peace and love throughout the world with people who care about one another regardless of anything, because love is and should always be unconditional. Teresa Cage, Port Angeles
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Let’s get fiscal about cliff jargon THE END OF the world never comes at a convenient time. It never comes, for instance, when you’re sitting in front of a blank computer screen trying to think of a column. But the end is nigh, accordMaureen ing to ancient Mayans and Dowd Washington mandarins. We have reached the quivering moment of truth that Jon Stewart calls “Cliffpocalypsemageddonacaust.” However the Mayan prediction and the “fiscal cliff” work out, I hope we are talking about the end of talking about the end. It’s tedious to always be suspended in midair, like Wile E. Coyote or Thelma and Louise. The attempts by some to continually whirl the whole American population into a state of apocalyptic excitement are exhausting. There’s a new American trend in hysteria. Everything now is in italics, punctuated by exclamation points!!! As entertaining as Carrie Mathison’s bouts of hysteria have been in “Homeland,” stirring up hysteria in real life, whether to draw clicks, eyeballs or votes, is not a good idea. Cliff dwellers in our society might think that facing the guillotine focuses the mind. But the cliff metaphor is so overused it makes me want to walk off one. Don’t even mention Cliff Clavin, Cliff Huxtable, Cliff Robertson, Jimmy Cliff or Heathcliff (either on the moors, in Cliffs Notes or in the funny papers.) If your Christmas presents
don’t come from Amazon in time, you’re going over the gift cliff. If your boyfriend bails, you’re going over the romance cliff. If he comes back, you could be going over the marriage cliff. Journalists now have to add an extra coup de grace (“Fiscal cliff crash”) or double metaphor (“Clock is ticking for fiscal cliff”) or raffish cartoons to juice things up. The new cover of The Economist features Uncle Sam, waving a Jack Daniel’s bottle, with the Statue of Liberty, wearing cool shades and smoking a doobie, plunging into the Grand Canyon in a red, white and blue Thunderbird with the license plate “Debt 1.” Other metaphors have been suggested: “fiscal obstacle course,” “debt bomb,” “austerity bomb.” But we’re stuck in the year of cliffian thinking. There are cliffians, who predict dire consequences if a deal is not reached, and anti-cliffians. But no matter if you’re into Keynes, Krugmania or Ayn Ryanism, looking at things as a cliff is not the most constructive way to live. Scaring people is generally not a good way to get people to understand things. Especially in emergencies, grave crises like a nuclear threat or a terrorist attack, you need calm people who don’t think the world is going to end. Lincoln wasn’t cliffy. As the new Steven Spielberg movie shows, Lincoln had a goal and pursued it methodically through various means, some shady. He wasn’t interested in hysteria. It had no political use for him. The BBC examined the etymology of the phrase of the moment. The lexicographer Ben Zimmer discovered that an 1893 editorial in the Chicago Tribune
warned: “The free silver shriekers are striving to tumble the United States over the same fiscal precipice.” Zimmer traced the first use of “fiscal cliff” to the property section of The New York Times in 1957, in an article about people overextending their finances to buy their first home. Ben Bernanke imprinted the term on the public consciousness last February, pointing ominously toward Jan. 1. But Derek Thompson, the business editor at The Atlantic, told the BBC that if you had to go topographical, a slope or a hill was more accurate. “You talk about a cliff, it’s extremely sudden and the second you step off the edge you plunge to your death,” he said, adding: “We’re not going to fall off anything.” Language is important, he said, because it can provoke a panicky deal rather than a smart deal. He suggested that a more apt metaphor might be dieting after bingeing, as in “fiscal fast.” “There will be a short, sharp recession in early to middle of next year, which is more like falling on your face after fasting too vigorously, and then the economy is going to grow,” he said. The really bad news is that, even if we survive this abyss, there are more coming, with the debt ceiling cliff and the spending bill cliff dead ahead. Once you start with the cliffs, you can fall into cliffinity — with endless cliff riffs on the horizon. Cliff talk is not cool talk.
________ Maureen Dowd is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times. Email her via http://tinyurl.com/dowdmail.
Electronic records of Obamacare HERE’S MORE EVIDENCE that government cures are inevitably worse than the diseases they seek to wipe out. Buried in the trillion-dollar stimulus law of 2009 was an electronic medical records “incentive” program. Like most of Michelle President Barack Malkin Obama’s health care rules, this top-down electronic recordsharing scheme is a big fat bust. Oversight is lax. Cronyism is rife. The jobkilling and privacy-undermining consequences have only just begun. The program was originally sold as a cost-saving measure. In theory, modernizing recordcollection is a good idea, and many private health-care providers have already made the change. But as with many government “incentive” programs, the electronic medical records bribe is a tax-subsidized, one-size-fits-all mandate. This one pressures healthcare professionals and hospitals across the country into radically federalizing their patient data and opening up medical information to untold abuse. Penalties kick in for any provider that hasn’t switched over by 2014. So, what’s it to you? Well, $4 billion has already gone out to 82,535 professionals and 1,474 hospitals, and a total of $6 billion will be doled out by 2016. But the feds’ reckless profligacy, neglect and favoritism have done more harm than good. Don’t take my word for it. A recent report released by the Department of Health and Human Services inspector general acknowledged that the incentive system is “vulnerable to paying incentives to professionals
and hospitals that do not fully meet” the program’s qualityassurance requirements. The federal health bureaucracy “has not implemented strong prepayment safeguards, and its ability to safeguard incentive payments postpayment is also limited,” the inspector general concluded. Translation: No one is actually verifying whether the transition from paper to electronic is improving patient outcomes and health services. No one is actually guarding against GIGO (garbage in, garbage out). No one is checking whether recipients of the electronic medical records incentives are receiving money redundantly (e.g., raking in payments when they’ve already converted to electronic records). No one is actually protecting private data from fraud, abuse or exploitation. Little is being done to recoup ill-gotten payments. In any case, such “pay and chase” policing after the fact is a crummy way to run government in lean times — or in fat times, for that matter. As for the claim that the electronic records conversion will reduce paperwork, many doctors say the reality is just the opposite. In Greensboro, N.C., Dr. Richard Aronson told the local Fox TV station that the mandate doubled the amount of paperwork in his private practice. Some medical professionals are now warning that the dangerous phenomenon of “distracted doctoring” is on the rise as a result of data-driven imperatives that direct health-care providers’ attention away from their patients and onto their screens and hand-held devices. You know who is benefiting from the initiative? Put on your shocked faces: Obama donors and cronies. Billionaire Judith Faulkner, Obama’s medical information czar and a major Democratic con-
tributor, just happens to be the founder and CEO of Epic Systems — a medical software company that stores nearly 40 percent of the U.S. population’s health data. Another billion-dollar patientrecord database grant program has doled out money to the University of Chicago Medical Center (where first lady Michelle Obama and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett both served in highpaid positions). As I’ve previously reported, these administration grants circumvent any and all congressional deliberation as part of Team Obama’s election-year “We Can’t Wait” initiatives. Even as the White House touted the move toward gee-whiz 21st century electronic databases, health-care professionals in the know have debunked that claim, too. Companies like Faulkner’s, which lobbied loudest for the mandates and “incentives,” represent traditional hard drivedependent software firms that are already dated. As Athenahealth Chairman and CEO Jonathan Bush, who advocates cloud-computing alternatives, put it: The Obama electronic records mandate is “healthcare information technology’s version of cash-for-clunkers.” Then there’s the still-growing and untold number of doctors nationwide who are closing up shop or limiting their practices and converting to “concierge care” to escape this and myriad other Obamacare intrusions. My own primary care physician in Colorado Springs quit her regular practice and converted to “concierge care” because of the electronic medical records imposition. More paperwork. More waste. Less accountability. Less care. Government malpractice at work.
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Machinery is in place next to the Alaskan Way Viaduct, which runs through downtown Seattle and eventually will be demolished. At right, a rendering shows the planned new sea wall on the Seattle waterfront.
Seattle waterfront to get face-lift New tunnel, sea wall just beginning of construction BY KIRK JOHNSON THE NEW YORK TIMES
SEATTLE — This city’s urban shoreline on Puget Sound was never built with photo-snapping tourists in mind or technology entrepreneurs jogging in the rain. In decades past, stretching back to the big-timberand-fish era of the 1800s, the waterfront was a place of gaff hooks, warehouses and stink. But as brawny old Seattle faded, the hard parts of its industrial past — a shadow-casting highway viaduct, a crumbling sea wall — remained behind like bleached fossils even as the modern gloss of restaurants, hotels and apartment towers moved in. Now, a ballet of giant, tightly coordinated engineering works — $4.5 billion worth of building up, tearing down and digging under on the water’s edge — is about to change the city’s storied old coast all
over again starting next year. Each of the pieces is major in its own right: a 1.8mile big-bore tunnel 200 feet below grade at its deepest, an earthquake-conscious sea wall buttressing the piers and an altered city grid that will come with a demolition of the old viaduct. Collectively, they add up to a city on the remake, with a waterfront transformation that will be seismic and aesthetic all at once, not to mention messy and cacophonous.
$290 million bond Hurricane Sandy gets partial credit, city officials said, for bolstering local acceptance of a plan that will mean periodic disruption of commercial and transportation rhythms for at least three years to come. Voters in Seattle cast their ballots last month for a $290 million bond measure to pay for replacement
of the most eroded and threatened section of the sea wall — a linchpin of the waterfront package — even as images of East Coast devastation and cleanup filled the news. The measure, which included a 30-year property tax increase to pay for the bonds, passed with 77 percent voter approval. “It didn’t hurt to have people reminded of nature,” said Jennifer Wieland, a transportation planner at the Seattle Department of Transportation. Local businesses, meanwhile, are bracing for a season of stress, as transportation to and through downtown gets shifted and pummeled. “Logistics-wise, I’m glad I’m not in charge,” said Andy Townsend, who comanages the Bicycle Repair Shop, a store catering mainly to bike commuters in a former warehouse a block from the water, underneath the 1950s-vintage viaduct highway. Townsend, who opened the business here with a partner last year, said he thought they would survive the construction window. His bigger fear, he said,
is the rents that could rise on a more boutique-ish waterfront. The scope and scale of the work can be partly glimpsed through its numbers: ■ 20,000. The number of many old-growth Pacific Northwest trees that engineers estimate were driven down into the soil to build the original sea wall from around World War I through the mid-1930s. Some timbers are still intact and sturdy; others will have to be extracted like wisdom teeth. ■ 57.5. The diameter, in feet, of the tunnel-boring machine that will grind under downtown — the biggest such device, by about 7 feet, ever constructed. Picture a grinding wheel about the size of a five-story brownstone. ■ 17. Days targeted for a race-the-clock closing of the six-lane viaduct highway when the tunnel that replaces it goes live for traffic, currently scheduled for mid-December 2015. ■ 900. Monitoring devices on buildings and under streets and sidewalks above the tunnel route, as sentinels for ground settlement or structural trouble during and after tunneling.
Tourist draw City and state officials are hoping the work itself becomes a tourist draw for a certain kind of visitor whose jaw drops at the mighty works of engineers. Construction-inspired art projects and educational or viewing portals could create what Wieland at the city Transportation Department called “the Construction Experience.” Preparations are already under way for a kind of
inaugural ceremony around the giant boring machine, which is scheduled to arrive in March in 41 pieces on a specialty cargo ship from a construction site in Japan. It will be assembled in a launching pit about the size of a football field at the tunnel’s southern end. “I can see it in my mind, just coming in on the ship,” said Matthew D. Preedy, an engineer and manager at the state’s Department of Transportation who is overseeing the tunnel and viaduct project. He said he pictured the cargo vessel being greeted by an array of fireboat water cannons shooting in the harbor. “It’s going to be a great show,” he said. Marine scientists who have been working on designs for the sea wall said the suite of habitat structures under consideration — all intended to create a friendlier, safer transit route for juvenile salmon born in rivers south of Seattle and heading north — also could become a kind of eco-tourism draw as construction unfolds, and afterward.
Light tubes Building on similar ideas from places like Vancouver, B.C., and Sydney Harbor in Australia, plans include varied textures on the surface of the sea wall facing Puget Sound, to shelflike structures on which tiny fish can pause for feeding or shelter, to light tubes from the surface that could mimic conditions in the shallow shore waters that the salmon would swim through in nature, if they could. “This is really quite a unique application of eco-
Legislature failing at education funding, Supreme Court rules
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something better to report after they finish their work in spring 2013. “Steady progress requires forward movement. Slowing the pace of funding cuts is necessary, but it does not equate to forward progress,” wrote Chief Justice Barbara Madsen in the order filed Thursday. In January, the Supreme Court ruled the state isn’t meeting its constitutional obligation to amply pay for basic education.
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SEATTLE — The state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state Legislature isn’t making enough
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YAKIMA â€” Attorney General Rob McKenna plans to join a private law firm after he leaves office in January and said itâ€™s too early to say whether he might make another run for governor. McKenna told the Ya k i m a HeraldRepublic editorial b o a r d Wednesday that he McKenna plans to r e m a i n engaged in politics. He said the national Republican Party has to change in order to remain relevant â€” such as rebranding to appeal to more minorities, women and young voters â€” and needs to replicate the data
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A 14-foot tree appears to crash through the roof of a one-story house Thursday in Seattleâ€™s Magnolia neighborhood. Homeowner Patrick Kruger created the illusion by cutting a 14-foot tree into two pieces and attaching the top 6-foot section to a piece of plywood bolted to the roof.
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Neighboring houses in the 800 block of East Ninth Street in Port Angeles are featured on this yearâ€™s Christmas lights tour by All Points Charters & Tours.
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Chriglow stmas Communities bring illumination to night with holiday displays
The Habitat for Humanity Store in Quilcene decked its halls, walls and bushes with Christmas lights.
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Lights blaze from one end of the North Olympic Peninsula to the other during the Christmas season.
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Lights at the Hungry Bear Cafe northeast of Forks reflect in the water in the parking lot. More lights decorate the yard and cabins beyond the cafe.
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park at the visitor parking lot and walk around the area. Another way to enjoy the view is to take the walking tunnel under 101 to the east side, where a walking trail allows viewing of the lights from different vantage points, with Sequim Bay as a backdrop.
Port Angeles In Port Angeles, those who want to see homes and businesses dressed in lights can drive around on their own â€” seeing both private homes and city decorations downtown around the well-lighted city tree at Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain â€” or leave the driving to All Points Charters & Tours. The service, operated by Willy Nelson, offers a nightly two-hour tour of Christmas lights every evening through Dec. 28, except Christmas Day, with two such tours Christmas Eve. Tours begin from the Safeway parking lot at Third and Lincoln streets at 6:30 each evening except Christmas Eve, when tours will begin at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Fares are $7.50 for adults, $3.75 for children 6 to 12 and free for children younger than 6. TURN
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From Forks to Port Angeles to Sequim, Blyn and East Jefferson County, residents and business owners have dressed up for the holidays. Families will want to pile into their cars and explore. Here are a few recommendations: The biggest light show on the Peninsula is the glitter of some 1.5 million lights along both sides of U.S. Highway 101 at Blyn, where the Jamestown Sâ€™Klallam tribe has dipped the 7 Cedars Casino, tribal offices, Longhouse Market and fire station in electric brilliance. The annual display is a way to give back to the community, said Jerry Allen, CEO of 7 Cedars Casino and other resort property. â€œI couldnâ€™t tell you the number of letters and phone calls we get, and thatâ€™s rewarding,â€? Allen said. A tribal elder from California, for instance, said the display was â€œbetter than Dollywood,â€? Allen said. â€œMany of our tribal citizens enjoy it as well as other members of the community.â€? To view the lights at leisure, pull over at the tribeâ€™s Blyn rest stop on Highway 101 between Sequim and Port Townsend, or turn off 101 onto Old Blyn Highway fronting the tribal center,
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Lights: Displays to blaze across Peninsula nights CONTINUED FROM B1 town Sequim from U.S. Highway 101 will find all Reservations for the the light poles on Sequim lights tours may be made Avenue wrapped like candy canes, said Emily Westcott, by phoning 360-460-7131. The two Christmas Eve board member and special tours will include the one- projects manager for the night display of luminaries Sequim-Dungeness Valley on Second Street between Chamber of Commerce. At the Bank of America Ennis and Chambers streets, said Nelson, who Park at the southeast corhas operated the tour ser- ner of the Sequim AvenueWashington Street intersecvice for seven years. The whole neighborhood tion, some 10,000 to 15,000 lines three blocks with lights blaze, with one fealuminaries, paper bags with ture looking like a blue candles inside â€” â€œassuming waterfall. Just north across Washthe weather is OK,â€? Nelson ington Street is the city said. He suggested that those Christmas tree, arrayed in who drive though the neigh- 2,800 multicolored lights. Nearby merchants parborhood on their own drive with parking lights only to ticipate with their own diskeep from diminishing oth- plays. â€œDowntown Sequimâ€™s ersâ€™ view. Among the highlights is really cool,â€? Westcott said. Among the private â€œthe biggest display in the cityâ€? at Kent and Kari homes and businesses, a Osterbergâ€™s home at 1521 O place on Hendrickson Road between Kendall Road and St. Upper Cherry Hill also Fifth Avenue really stands is beautiful this year, Nel- out, she added. The house, barn, yard son said, and Ninth Street between A and B streets is and trees all are decorated. â€œItâ€™s a big one,â€? she said. â€œanother street thatâ€™s really cool. â€œA number of houses PT, Port Hadlock have lights. Itâ€™s quite specA highlight in Port tacular,â€? he said. Townsend this year is the The tour also offers some Vintage Hardware and surprises. Lighting building, owned by â€œWhen you ride with me, Ken Kelly, at 2000 W. Sims you go to places where youâ€™d Way. never guess there were any The area around 19th lights,â€? Nelson said. Street and Discovery Road in Port Townsend is wellSequim decorated every year. Also impressive this Those driving into down-
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Want to start the New Year learning something new? Want to make your knitting more interesting and unique from the bottom up? Interested in learning new tricks? Come take Harrietâ€™s Great Beginings class and lean new ways to cast on for your project. Visit Cabled Fiber Studio website at http:// www.cabledfiberstudio. com/ for more details or stop by the store at 106 N. Laurel in Port Angeles. The store can be reached at 360504-2233 or info@ cabledfiberstudio.com
South Jefferson County never fails to blaze with lights for Christmas. The 7-acre Whitney Gardens and Nursery at 306264 U.S. Highway 101 in Brin-
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A display of lights glows at U.S. Highway 101 and Mill Road south of Port Townsend. decorating contest. The contest was confined to commercial buildings on Highway 101, Brotherton said. Two prizes will be awarded: one for the bestdecorated building and another for the best Quilcene decoration, defined as â€œwhatâ€™s in the best style of Quilcene,â€? Brotherton said. The prizes will be $100 each, given to a local charity of the winnerâ€™s choice, with display plaques. The winners will be announced Jan. 9 at a monthly community potluck at 6 p.m. and movie at 7 p.m. at the Quilcene Community Center. Brotherton recommends that drivers coming from the north tour the Quilcene lights by starting at the Quilcene Village Store on Highway 101 â€” which he manages â€” past Heneryâ€™s Hardware store, traveling down to Jeanâ€™s Liquor Store
and then the South County Medical Clinic before arriving at the Josephine Campbell building display.
Forks, West End The Hungry Bear Cafe at Milepost 206 on Highway 101 in Beaver went all-out this Christmas. â€œThey did a fabulous job,â€? said Marcia Bingham, director of the Forks Chamber of Commerce. â€œItâ€™s almost startling when youâ€™re coming down the highway and see all these lights,â€? she said. In Forks, the Terra Eden and Sherwood Forest subdivisions draw visitors, Bingham said. â€œDriving down Klahndike Boulevard, there are lots of lights.â€?
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PORT ANGELES â€” Port Angeles City Hall offices, the Port Angeles Regional Transfer Station and the Blue Mountain Transfer Station will close Tuesday for Christmas â€” and for New Yearâ€™s Day on Tuesday, Jan. 1. Garbage collections Monday through Friday will be for weekly customers only. No collections will be
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non always has a massive holiday display â€” and it appears to be the standard by which other exhibits in the county are judged. Tom Brotherton, an organizer of the Quilcene Conversations decorating contest, referred to it when describing the decorations on a drive-through Christmas display in Quilcene created on the Josephine Campbell building owned by Chuck Thrasher, the Quilcene Habitat for Humanity Store, The Plaid Pepper and the Brett and Ashley Hoffman residence at 294955 U.S. Highway 101. â€œItâ€™s really over the top,â€? Brotherton said. â€œItâ€™s almost as good as Whitney Gardens in Brinnon.â€? The drive-through is open every day from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. through Jan. 1, according to the North Hood Canal Chamber of Commerce website at http://tinyurl. com/bt432vj. Drivers enter just past the Habitat driveway and end at The Plaid Pepper, where cocoa, cider and cookies are available for purchase on the weekends, including Fridays, the chamber said, adding that proceeds will benefit local charities. Probably 50,0000 lights glow in the display, according to Ann Ricker of Quilcene, an artist who served as one of the judges in the Quilcene Conversations
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Start the New Year right! Take some time to care for yourself, start with Iyengar Yoga. Beginner, Advanced and Restorative classes offered. Beginner classes on Tuesday 10:45AM, Thursday 6:15PM and Saturday 10:45AM. Starting January 7, Restorative class 12:30PM, if out of shape or stressed this is the class for you. Class fees; 5 classes/$60, 10 classes/$110, 15 classes/$150, walk-in $14. Call 452-3012 for more information or check the website at www.olympicIyengarYoga.com.
â€œAwareness Through Movementâ€? Dr. Katherine Wieseman brings â€œAwareness Through Movementâ€? program of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais to Port Angeles beginning in January.
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year is a display on Lopez Avenue across from Blue Heron Middle School, as well as several displays in Port Hadlock and Irondale.
Shadow Dragon Master John Bartlet, brings his Shadow Dragon Martial Arts program to downtown! His unique blend of classical Tai Chi soft style, Chi Gung exercises and good old hard core karate techniques were enjoyed for years at the Eighth Avenue school, and all his old students are encouraged to visit the new venue at 129 W. First St. in Port Angeles. New students are, of course, invited as well. Classes will be in the mornings M-W-F 10-noon.
January focus is â€œFinding Joy In Walkingâ€?. Improve self-awareness and of how you organize yourself to move. Classes will be at the White Crane Martial Arts school Tuesdays at noon and Thursdays at 4pm. Call White Crane for more information. Great activity for seniors! 477-4926 or 808-2271. Further information is also readily available on the web under the names â€œFeldenkraisâ€? and â€œAwareness Through Movementâ€?
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The Jamestown Sâ€™Klallamâ€™s tribal complex at Blyn is lighted by millions of bulbs.
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Nature writer to share stories at PA Library BY DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES â€” When asked how he deals with the blues, hereâ€™s how Robert Michael Pyle, author of 17 books about bugs, slugs and Bigfootâ€™s woods, responds. â€œIf I do get to feeling stale, sleepy or unhooked from what I am writing, I go outdoors. A walk along Grayâ€™s River, or even through our own small woods to the brook and back, is guaranteed to pep me up and remind me why I do this,â€? Pyle said in an interview this week. In the final Port Book and News presentation until next March, Pyle will give a reading of his latest essay collection, The Tangled Bank: Writings from Orion. The event is tonight at 7 p.m. in the Raymond Carver Room at the Port Angeles Library 2210 S. Writer Robert Pyle will shed the moss mantle Peabody St. from his backyard and return to Port Angeles Admission is free. for a free reading of his latest book, The
52 short pieces Tangled contains 52 short pieces, from â€œLeaves that Speakâ€? to â€œThe Toucans of Tikalâ€? to â€œThe Moth Blitzâ€? to â€œPele and Kamehameha Dance.â€? Pyle, who moves through the natural world like a trout through a pool, offers his reflections on each experience. The essays first ran in Orion magazine, while the title comes from The Origin
Tangled Bank, at 7 p.m. tonight. of Species, in which Charles Darwin wrote, â€œIt is interesting to contemplate a tangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing . . . insects flitting about . . . worms crawling through the damp earth.â€? Pyle is a road-tripper â€” heâ€™s followed monarch butterflies across the continent â€” but he revels in the rich soil of home, too.
He lives in Grayâ€™s River in southwesternmost Washington now but has plenty of experience with the North Olympic Peninsula.
Research, readings Heâ€™s done butterfly research on Hurricane Ridge, taught at the Olympic Park Institute on Lake Crescent and given many readings in Port Angeles.
He hails Port Book and News owners Alan and Cindy Turner for hosting literary readings throughout the year; theyâ€™re â€œthe envy of many larger, big-city stores.â€? Pyle and his wife, Thea, â€œnever fail to have a memorable time in Port Angeles, and Iâ€™m always eager to see who comes out for the reading. â€œIt is not so terribly far to come; whether via the coastal road or Hood Canal, it is a beautiful dayâ€™s journey,â€? Pyle added. â€œWe can pick up some fresh oysters along the way and maybe spot the sea otters at Kalaloch.â€? With the Tangled Bank essay â€œOf Mice and Monarchs,â€? Pyle writes: â€œWhen people ask me how one becomes a naturalist, I say that being open to whatâ€™s out there is at least as important as knowing what is out there.â€? He added to this in the interview, saying that he doesnâ€™t separate people from the rest of nature. â€œTo do so is a very dangerous notion, for it gives our species license to treat all the rest as â€˜the other,â€™ and that doesnâ€™t usually work out too well. â€œIt is our co-evolution with everything else that really grabs me most and how we might or might not adapt to get along in this beautiful, volatile world.â€?
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Briefly . . . Christmas meal set in Tri-Area CHIMACUM â€” A free Christmas dinner will be held at the Tri-Area Community Center from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday. The menu includes turkey, ham, potatoes, vegetables, rolls, desserts, coffee and tea. To volunteer or to donate in support or to have a meal delivered, phone 360-3852571, ext. 6357. Meal sponsors are St. Vincent de Paul of St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church and Olympic Community Action Programs.
in advance, or $25 or $20 for race-day registration. To register or for more information, visit www. OlympicDiscoveryTrail. com, phone Jeff Selby at 360-385-0995 or email NYDisco10K@gmail.com.
Santa at breakfast PORT LUDLOW â€” The Port Ludlow Kids Club Christmas Breakfast will be held at the Beach Club, 121 Marina View Drive, from 9 a.m. to noon Monday. Activities for children include crafts and Christmas caroling before Santa arrives at 11 a.m. The event is sponsored by the North Bay Lot Owners Association.
Pond work wraps Christmas Eve meal SEQUIM â€” Hardyâ€™s Market is spreading Christmas cheer with its annual community Christmas Eve meal Monday. Hardyâ€™s Market, 10200 Old Olympic Highway, will host the meal from 11 a.m. â€œuntil we run out.â€? Family, friends, â€œeven your neighborâ€™s dogâ€? are invited.
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PORT TOWNSEND â€” The inaugural New Yearâ€™s Discovery 10K Run/Walk is set for New Yearâ€™s Day on Tuesday, Jan. 1. Race participants will traverse the cart paths at Discovery Bay Golf Course and the newest section of the Larry Scott Trail near Port Townsend, the eastern terminus of the Olympic Discovery Trail, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Beanies will be provided ________ to the first 200 entrants and Features Editor Diane Urbani Olympic Discovery Trail de la Paz can be reached at 360- pins to the first 300 racers. 452-2345, ext. 5062, or at diane. The entrance fee is $20 firstname.lastname@example.org. with a beanie or $15 without
SEQUIM â€” Cleaning and maintenance work has been completed at the cityâ€™s Water Reuse Demonstration Site pond. The city appreciates the patience and assistance of the community, especially sailboaters and the Puget Sound Anglers, during the pond closure. For more information, phone 360-683-4908 or email ptjemsland@sequim wa.gov.
MAC closures set SEQUIM â€”The Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley temporarily will close two of its Sequim facilities for the holidays. The MAC Exhibit Center, 175 W. Cedar St., and DeWitt Administration Center, 544 N. Sequim Ave., will be closed this Tuesday through Tuesday, Jan. 1. Both will reopen for normal business hours Wednesday, Jan. 2. Peninsula Daily News
Solstice, Santa highlight weekend events PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
followed by a potluck from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. and a dance from 10 p.m. to 11:15 p.m. Suggested donation is $15. Proceeds will benefit Dove House Advocacy Services. Children are free. Madrona MindBody is located in Fort Worden State Park. For more information visit www.MadronaMind Body.com or phone Jen Bates at 360-379-1710.
Solstice celebrations, Christmas and Hanukkah stories, and Santa sightings are among the holiday entertainment available on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend. For details on the lively arts and entertainment, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily Newsâ€™ weekly entertainment guide, included in this edition. And donâ€™t forget the PDNâ€™s comprehensive Solstice celebration online Peninsula Calendar PORT TOWNSEND â€” at www.peninsuladaily The public can celebrate the news.com. winter solstice with a holiday potluck at the American Legion Hall, corner of Water Port Townsend and Monroe streets. The event today goes Solstice party set from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Each attendee can bring PORT TOWNSEND â€” Madrona MindBody Insti- a dish, a (flameless) lumitute will celebrate the win- naria and enjoy music and ter solstice with yoga, a pot- healing through Reiki and luck and a dance from massage. Poetry readings will take 6 p.m. to 11:15 p.m. tonight. Guests can welcome the place in the lobby of the sun back with 108 sun salu- nearby Bishop and Palace tations from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., hotels, Elevated Ice Cream
Pottery will offer handmade creations. Eco-friendly toys, textiles for the home, hand-crafted wearables, vessels, masks and porcelain for everyday use will be offered.
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Yoga instructor Jen Bates, with hands in â€œNamaste,â€? will host a winter solstice yoga gathering today at the Madrona MindBody Institute in Port Townsend. and Pippaâ€™s Tea Room.
zoni, Kim Thomsen, Rebekah Cadorette and Fiber arts fest Ann Norton â€” as well as PORT TOWNSEND â€” Diana Cronin of Egg & I The third annual Fiber Foursome holiday sale will be held at 1202 Lawrence St. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Four local fiber artists â€” Carolyn Cristina Man-
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PORT TOWNSEND â€” Haywire, a country-bluesrock â€™nâ€™ roll band begun 27 years back by Denny Secord, will play at todayâ€™s dance at the Port Townsend Elks Club, 555 Otto St. Festivities start with a polka lesson with instructors Chelcie and Kathy Liu at 7 p.m. Then Haywire gets rolling at 8 p.m. with rock and country from the 1950s and â€™60s, some Latin tunes and a polka or two. Secord sings and plays
bass with Jim Rosand on keyboard, Terry Smith on drums and Robert Englebert on guitar and vocals for this all-ages event, one of the monthly get-togethers hosted by the Olympic Peninsula Dance organization. Admission is $15, including the polka lesson, and dancers of all levels are encouraged. No partner is necessary to join in. To find out more about this and many other dances in Clallam and Jefferson counties, visit www.Olympic PeninsulaDance.com.
Girl Scout gift wrap PORT TOWNSEND â€” Members of Girl Scout Troop 40872 will wrap gifts by donation from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. TURN
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Events: Sunfield Waldorf school to present play CONTINUED FROM B3 The Scouts will wrap packages at Quimper Mercantile, 1121 Water St. Proceeds will go toward troop activities.
‘Kreepmas’ play PORT TOWNSEND — “Kreepmas,” a Gothic cabaret-style retelling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, creeps into The Undertown Coffee & Wine Bar today through Sunday. In the tale, brought to life by the Black Pearl Cabaret at the cafe at 211 Taylor St., three ghosts haunt “The Kreep” in his lonely lighthouse by the sea. Richard O’Donnell portrays The Kreep; Jason Altamirano is the Krypt Keeper, Albert T. Krumb; Aidan McClave is cellist Kreepy H. Krawler; Joey Ripely is Thaddeus Plum; and Misha Cassella-Blackburn is Matilda Pift. The show, with its seven original songs and stage full of silly characters, is “like ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ meets ‘Monty Python,’” O’Donnell said. It’s suitable for teenagers on up, he added. Curtaintimes for ‘Kreepmas’ are 8 p.m. today through Sunday, plus a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 in advance at the Red Raven Gallery, 922 Water St., or $15 at the door. To learn more, visit www.blackpearlcabaret. wordpress.com or phone the cafe at 360-385-1410.
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“Cruisin’ the Fossil Freeway,” by Alaska-based artist Ray Troll, is part of a show of the same name at Sequim’s Museum & Arts Center that is set to close Saturday.
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to his blind daughter of an ideal Victorian home is entwined with another plot regarding deception and marriage relating to Bertha’s dear friends, Dolly (Mahina Gelderloos) and John Peerybingle (Clayton Sturgis), and Bertha’s longlost brother, Edward (Enomi Hawk), who returns to claim his sweetheart, May (Ciel Pope), the daughter of the dominating mother, Mrs. Fielding (Moonblossom Dean). May is reluctantly engaged to Mr. Tackleton (Noah Phillips), the arrogant, wealthy, “Scroogelike” antagonist, who at the play’s end also “sees the truth” and is softened, thanks to the cricket. Suggested donation is $5 to $10. For more information, phone Sunfield Waldorf School at 360-385-3658 or visit www.sunfieldfarm.org.
CHIMACUM — The Sunfield Waldorf School will present an adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ novella “The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy Tale of Home” at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Performances will be held at the Chimacum Grange Hall, 9572 Rhody Drive across from Chimacum High School. Helen Curry directs the school’s eighth- and ninthgrade students, supported by fourth- and fifth-grade students, in the production. The plot concerns a magical cricket that helps the characters to “see the truth.” Caleb Plummer (Johnas Stocking), a toymaker, and his blind daughter, Bertha (Sydney Louchard), live in squalid conditions in LonSequim don, but “to keep her happy,” her father has hidden from her the truth of their impov- Santa by the Pond erishment. SEQUIM — The 12th The father’s depictions
annual Santa by the Pond event will be held at Vision Landscape Nursery, 131 Kitchen-Dick Road, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Families can take free photographs with Santa Claus and enjoy Christmas lights, a bonfire, hot cocoa, candy canes and more. Attendees should bring their own cameras.
Last day for shop SEQUIM — The Dove’s Nest, a gift, stationery, candy and antique store at 139 W. Washington St., is closing. Saturday will be its final business day. Owners John and Dovie Carson also operated the shop as a “marketplace ministry” for more than seven years. “We are very thankful for the great support and acceptance we have experienced in our time of business in Sequim,” the Carsons said. “We look forward to more in the new year.” The couple plan to open healing rooms to continue
their ministry to the community. They will be working in 2013 to find staff and a facility to use. For more information, phone the Carsons at 360683-8252.
MAC exhibits wrap run SEQUIM — Two exhibits at the Museum & Arts Center will end their runs Saturday. The fourth annual Sequim Arts Small Works Show & Sale and “Cruisin’ the Washington Fossil Freeway,” a traveling exhibit from Seattle’s Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, will close Saturday, when hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Small Arts is a showcase of works sized 8 inches by 10 inches or smaller ranging from soapstone carvings and woven basketry to an array of paintings and photographs. Each piece is also for sale and available for immediate pickup upon purchase, with sale proceeds supporting the arts-related activi-
ties of the MAC and Sequim Arts, including exhibitions, classes and programs, demonstrations and scholarships. “Cruisin’ the Washington Fossil Freeway” tells the tale of prehistoric life and death in Washington state and features several real fossil specimens and panels of whimsical, fossilinspired artwork by Ray Troll. The exhibit is augmented by a display of nearly two dozen fossils from the MAC collection. The MAC Exhibit Center is open Tuesdays through Saturdays but will be closed Christmas Day through Jan. 1 for the holidays.
Dessert tea SEQUIM — The George Washington Inn plans a Christmas dessert tea on Saturday. The tea will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the inn at 939 Finn Hall Road. Reservations are required. Phone 360-4525207 or email info@george washingtoninn.com.
Discussion group SEQUIM — The Sequim Great Decisions Discussion Group will meet to discuss “The Other Russia” at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., at 10 a.m. today. The group’s discussion topics, which concern domestic and foreign policy issues, are taken from the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions 2013 Briefing Book and from Foreign Affairs, the bimonthly publication of the Council on Foreign Relations. The group’s meetings are open to the public. For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/ SequimGreatDecisions Discussion. TURN
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Ridge report Hurricane Ridge is ready for skiiers and snowboarders. The rope lifts are ready and there’s plenty of snow — in fact there’s too much of the white stuff. Last weekend was supposed to be the season opener at the Ridge, but the road was only opened for a few hours, according to Frank Crippen, the owner of North by Northwest Surf Co. (360-452-5144) in Port Angeles. The ski area at the Ridge is scheduled to be open a few extra days for the holidays — weather permitting, of course. It will be open today through Sunday, instead of the usual Saturday to Sunday schedule. Next week, the ski area will be open Friday, Dec. 28 through Tuesday, Jan. 1. This all depends on the conditions of the road that leads up to Hurricane Ridge. Road and weather condition updates are available on the Olympic National Park website (www.nps. gov/olym) or by calling the park’s Road and Weather Hotline at 360565-3131. You can also obtain road condition updates on Twitter at @HRWinterAccess.
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PORT ANGELES — High school wrestling fans are in for a pre-Christmas treat as the Port Angeles Roughriders host their eighth-annual Olympic Shootout team tournament Saturday. Also called The Battle for the Axe, the tourney will feature eight teams fighting in a dual-meet format for the right to display the Axe trophy for a year.
Wrestling This year’s tourney will feature three North Olympic Peninsula teams and several state placers. Port Angeles rival Sequim and 1A powerhouse Forks will join the host Roughriders for a strong area flavor. “This year may be the most competitive Battle for the Axe yet with the quality of the teams from top to bottom in attendance,” Port Angeles coach Erik Gonzalez said. “Many returning state
placers will be in action with a competitive balance between the teams. All in all, it will be quite a battle.” The tourney also will feature 3A power Bainbridge, 2A schools Bremerton and River Ridge, and another 1A powerhouse in Eatonville. The Riders and Wolves are both 2A schools. The eighth squad will be made up of a JV dream team. Also, a JV round-robin tourney will run between varsity rounds so that all wrestlers will get a chance to compete in this final tournament before holiday break starting
next week. The eight teams will be split into two pools of four followed by a crossover round to determine placement. Awards will go to the most outstanding wrestler and the top three teams. The Riders are a two-time defending champion. “We’re hoping to win it for a third year in a row,” Gonzalez said. The Riders also won the Axe the first year and will be going after their fourth overall team championship. TURN
Bruins outlast Loggers Clallam Bay wins 47-46 PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
CLALLAM BAY — Kelly Gregory swished in 18 points to spark Clallam Bay to a nonleague boys basketball victory over rival Crescent. A 3-point shot by Crescent in the final seconds made it a onepoint game but the Bruins held on for the 47-46 win Wednesday night. “It was a good game and it was pretty evenly matched,” Clallam Bay coach Kelly Gregory said. The Bruins, now 1-4 on the year, led by four to five points most of the game before giving up the long-range bomb with about 2.5 seconds left. Both coaches used the game as a tune-up for the start of the North Olympic League season after the holidays. “We both played everybody on our teams,” Gregory said. “It was a good warm-up game to see where we’re at.” Clallam Bay had mostly balanced scoring with Drew Goplen-Dean and Kevin Hess scoring eight points each to go with Kelly Gregory’s 18. Crescent’s Derek Findley scorched the nets for 25 points to lead everybody. Teammate Gene Peppard added nine. The Bruins had a strong defensive presence with GoplenDean and Matt Mohr hauling down eight rebounds each and Hess adding six boards. LONNIE ARCHIBALD/FOR PENINSULA DAILY NEWS Austin Ritter dished out five Clallam Bay’s Matt Mohr (35) and Crescent’s Gene Peppard (43) compete for a assists for Clallam Bay.
rebound in Clallam Bay where the Bruins defeated Crescent 47-46. Also in on the
PREPS/B7 action for the Bruins is Thomas Cheeka (5).
Save the trails It was a great year for the Washington Trails Association as they preserved and maintained more trails throughout the state than ever before. The trails association logged 100,000 volunteer hours on 170 trails throughout the state. It reopened the Duckabush River trail in the Olympics after it was destroyed by fire. With constant budget cuts, the trails association relies heavily on donations, and needs to raise $70,000 by Dec. 31 to get a solid start to 2013. You can contribute by filling out a secure online donation form at http://tinyurl.com/TrailsDonation. If you want to donate the old-fashioned ways, phone 206-625-1367 or send a check postmarked by Dec. 31 to Washington Trails Association, 705 2nd Ave, Suite 300, Seattle, WA, 98104.
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Fishing College Ron Link will again be teaching fishing classes for Peninsula College, starting next month. The classes are titled River Fishing and Fly Fishing. River Fishing will be a tour of the fishable waters of the Sol Duc River and will cover the best techniques. Fly Fishing will teach the basics of fly fishing, including the techniques and tackle to use. Each class consists of weeknight classroom time and one Saturday “field trip.” TURN
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Green Bay’s Tramon Williams (38), Charles Woodson (21), Seattle’s Charly Martin (14), and Green Bay’s M.D. Jennings, all go up for a pass that Seattle’s Golden Tate, helmet at far right, comes up with for the touchdown in the final seconds on Sept. 24 in Seattle. This score later was called the Inaccurate Reception when the NFL decided it shouldn’t have been a TD.
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Pay up, Seahawks. The Green Bay Packers have put the Inaccurate Reception behind them, and they’ve done their best not to begrudge Seattle the win that really wasn’t. But karma has a way of coming back around, and the Seahawks have a chance to put things right this weekend. “Without looking in the past, we have to root for a team we fell short to,” Clay Matthews said Thursday. “So that’s how it goes. We’ll control our own destiny by winning these out and hopefully we can get some help along the way.” See, San Francisco (10-3-1) is a game ahead of Green Bay (104) for the NFC’s No. 2 seed and Seattle plays the 49ers on Sunday night. Beat the Niners and the Seahawks can essentially get the Packers back to where they would have been had replacement referees not blown that
call back in September. Which means that, providing they beat Tennessee on Sunday afternoon, the Packers will find themselves rooting for the Seahawks. “Yeah, but we’d love to have that bye, be sitting there at the 1 or 2 seed,” Aaron Rodgers said. “So at this point, we’re trying to have a short memory, kind of rooting for the teams that you need to win.” The Inaccurate Reception, alternately known as the Fail Mary, was arguably the worst call of the NFL season. Green Bay safety M.D. Jennings appeared to intercept a last-ditch pass to Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate in the end zone only to have replacement referees rule it a touchdown, giving Seattle a 14-12 win. While the NFL said the next day that the reception call was right, it conceded that Tate should have been called for interference on the play, which would have given Green Bay the win. The outrage was immediate, and came from every corner of the country. TURN
INSTEAD OF GOLD, frankincense and myrrh, the gift I will give you for our first Christmas together is shrimp. Before your hopes get too Lee high, I have to Horton warn you that I’m not literally giving you the shrimp, but rather the knowledge of shrimp. Here you go: recreational shrimp fishing opportunities will increase significantly in 2013. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has approved a new shrimp policy and management strategy that allocates 70 percent of the shrimp catch to sport harvesters. Nontribal commercial fishermen will receive 30 percent. Under the new plan, recreational shrimp harvesting could be open 31 additional days on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, while other areas could be open one or two additional days. I hope this gift keeps you warm or entertained during the long winter months.
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2012
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4 p.m. (27) ESPN2 Basketball NCAA, Florida Atlantic vs. Indiana, Holiday Hoops (Live) 4:30 p.m. (26) ESPN Football NCAA, Ball State vs. Central Florida, St. Petersburg Bowl, Site: Tropicana Field - St. Petersburg, Fla. (Live) 6 p.m. (27) ESPN2 Basketball NCAA, BYU vs. Baylor, Holiday Hoops (Live) 7:30 p.m. Pac-12 NETWORK, Basketball NCAA, Buffalo vs. Washington St. (Live)
AREA SPORTS SHOT
Today Boys Basketball: Port Angeles at Sequim, 7 p.m.; Forks at Rainier, 7 p.m. Girls Basketball: Port Angeles at Sequim, 5:15 p.m.; Forks at Rainier, 5:30 p.m.
Saturday Boys Basketball: Oakville at Neah Bay, 2:45 p.m. Girls Basketball: Oakville at Neah Bay, 1 p.m. Wrestling: Port Townsend at Montesano Tournament, 10 a.m.; Sequim and Forks at Port Angeles (Battle of the Axe Tournament), 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Area Sports Basketball Men’s Basketball Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Wednesday Anytime Fitness Sequim 103, Cougars 51 Highlights: Cougars top scorers: Rickie Porter 20, Kevin Pierrat 10; Anytime top scorers: Sten Christiansen 30, Jim Halberg 22.
Preps Basketball Wednesday’s Scores BOYS BASKETBALL Bush 53, Northwest School 50 Castle Rock 55, Woodland 54 Cheney 65, Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 62, OT Clallam Bay 47, Crescent 46 Clover Park 60, Sumner 52 Curtis 79, Molokai, Hawaii 27 Evergreen (Seattle) 77, Highline 58 Federal Way 62, Union 59 Foss 88, North Thurston 36 Hanford 75, Pasco 60 Kelso 65, Scappoose, Ore. 55 King’s 69, Granite Falls 54 LaCenter 60, Seton Catholic 51 Lindbergh 50, Hazen 48 Morton/White Pass 44, Toutle Lake 31 Northport 52, Kettle Falls 51 Ocosta 49, Wishkah Valley 47 Olympia 49, Gig Harbor 29 Orcas Island 62, Concrete 49 Priest River, Idaho 53, Riverside 52 Pullman 47, Lewiston, Idaho 40 South Kitsap 48, Bellarmine Prep 43 Timberline 68, Wilson 57 Toledo 58, Ilwaco 29 Tumwater 73, Aberdeen 54 Washougal 67, Tenino 64 Yelm 57, R.A. Long 42 POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS Kalama vs. Columbia (White Salmon), ppd. Stadium vs. Central Kitsap, ppd. GIRLS BASKETBALL Aberdeen 68, Tumwater 52 Ballard 66, Eastlake 57 Bellarmine Prep 50, South Kitsap 45 Cleveland 60, Franklin 45 Crescent 30, Clallam Bay 28 Fort Vancouver 50, Hockinson 49 Hanford 57, Pasco 35 Hazen 41, Lindbergh 39 Highline 40, Evergreen (Seattle) 29 Ilwaco 64, Toledo 34 Inglemoor 71, Roosevelt 34 Issaquah 65, Bothell 33 Juanita 62, Sammamish 36 Kennedy 55, Tyee 21 King’s 57, Granite Falls 14 LaCenter 48, Seton Catholic 25 Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 54, Cheney 50 Lakeside (Seattle) 46, Eastside Catholic 40 Lewiston, Idaho 54, Pullman 31 Mercer Island 53, Liberty 46 Morton/White Pass 46, Toutle Lake 41 Mount Si 61, Interlake 47 Napavine 58, Winlock 11 Nathan Hale 51, Ingraham 26 Newport 43, Redmond 20 Northwest School 40, Bush 18 Ocosta 49, Wishkah Valley 3 Olympia 51, Gig Harbor 40 Onalaska 45, Wahkiakum 39 Pe Ell 66, Adna 24 Priest River, Idaho 40, Riverside 39 Renton 65, Foster 30 Skyline 56, Woodinville 53 Washougal 60, Tenino 27 West Seattle 44, Chief Sealth 21 Wilson 75, Timberline 33 Yelm 47, Lincoln 31 POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS Kalama vs. Columbia (White Salmon), ppd. Central Kitsap vs. Stadium, ppd. Bainbridge vs. Rainier Beach, ppd.
College Basketball Men’s Basketball Wednesday’s Major Scores FAR WEST Colorado St. 78, CS Bakersfield 58 Gonzaga 74, Campbell 52 Mississippi 73, Loyola Marymount 70 Montana 62, N. Arizona 56 New Mexico 68, New Mexico St. 63 Oregon St. 69, Howard 53 Portland 74, North Florida 64 Sacramento St. 62, Montana St. 57 Saint Mary’s (Cal) 74, Pacific 46 Seattle 75, N. Illinois 48 UNLV 73, N. Iowa 59 Utah Valley 67, Troy 64, OT MIDWEST Bradley 77, MVSU 42 Cincinnati 60, Xavier 45 Cleveland St. 77, Notre Dame (Ohio) 66 Creighton 71, Tulsa 54 Drake 72, NC Central 69 Green Bay 49, Marquette 47 Illinois St. 74, Dayton 73 Indiana 93, Mount St. Mary’s 54 Iowa 90, SC State 46 Iowa St. 76, UMKC 61 Notre Dame 85, Kennesaw St. 57 SE Missouri 94, New Orleans 71 SIU-Edwardsville 81, Robert Morris-Chicago 49 Saint Louis 72, E. Illinois 45 South Dakota 85, Morehead St. 75 Wright St. 67, Miami (Ohio) 59 SOUTHWEST Alabama 66, Texas Tech 62
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Frank Pefferman of Bellingham, right, punches Chaz Fernandez in the Bantamweight (135 pounds) co-main event at the Olympic Combat Challenge mixed martial arts and kickboxing show put on by CageworX MMA at Vern Burton Community Center in Port Angeles. Pefferman went on to win the fight. See story on Page B7. Murray St. 61, Arkansas St. 54 Oklahoma St. 69, Texas-Arlington 44 Rice 63, Chicago St. 60, OT Sam Houston St. 89, Huston-Tillotson 53 Texas 85, North Carolina 67 UTEP 91, Oregon 84, 3OT EAST Bucknell 71, Marist 65 Canisius 72, Temple 62 Coppin St. 64, Towson 61 Duquesne 71, W. Michigan 66 Pittsburgh 71, Delaware St. 43 Seton Hall 79, Longwood 61 St. Bonaventure 97, The Citadel 57 St. Peter’s 80, LIU Brooklyn 67 UMass 85, Ohio 76 West Virginia 76, Oakland 71 SOUTH Belmont 76, S. Dakota St. 49 Charlotte 68, Radford 52 Coastal Carolina 69, Clemson 46 Detroit 74, Alcorn St. 58 Duke 88, Cornell 47 Florida 82, SE Louisiana 43 Louisville 79, FIU 55 Marshall 64, Savannah St. 48 NC A&T 78, E. Kentucky 67 Pepperdine 66, Alabama St. 58 Samford 75, UT-Martin 62 South Carolina 74, Appalachian St. 69 Tulane 76, Texas-Pan American 49 UNC Wilmington 87, UNC Greensboro 73 Virginia 75, Morgan St. 57
Women’s Basketball Wednesday’s Major Scores FAR WEST Michigan St. 49, Oregon St. 35 Notre Dame 100, Alabama A&M 39 Old Dominion 85, UNLV 67 San Diego St. 90, Fresno Pacific 41 Santa Clara 77, CS Bakersfield 56 Texas A&M 83, Kansas St. 60 Utah Valley 65, Carroll (Mont.) 53 MIDWEST Iowa 97, Missouri St. 43 Marquette 73, Navy 65 Memphis 65, Saint Louis 58 N. Illinois 48, E. Illinois 38 Princeton 67, Illinois St. 50 W. Kentucky 84, Wright St. 67 W. Michigan 70, Valparaiso 69 SOUTHWEST Arkansas 99, MVSU 42 Arkansas St. 66, Nicholls St. 58 Georgia 72, TCU 59 SMU 71, Stephen F. Austin 62 Texas Southern 64, UMKC 53 EAST Bowling Green 64, UMass 61 Bucknell 75, Towson 62 La Salle 70, CCSU 46 Manhatta n 58, Ohio 49 Seton Hall 82, New Orleans 35 Stony Brook 65, St. Francis (NY) 52 UConn 97, Oakland 25 SOUTH Auburn 53, Chattanooga 40 Bethune-Cookman 59, Georgia Southern 48 Charleston Southern 69, W. Carolina 61 Clemson 62, Providence 47 Florida A&M 69, St. Francis (Pa.) 65 Florida Gulf Coast 70, Richmond 62 Florida St. 94, Mercer 42 Gardner-Webb 62, Wofford 57 LSU 90, Grambling St. 59 Louisiana-Lafayette 65, Tulane 64, OT North Carolina 76, East Carolina 67 North Florida 69, Coastal Carolina 58 Stanford 53, South Carolina 49 Stetson 74, UNC Asheville 47 UCF 55, South Alabama 54 UNC-Greensboro 49, NC Central 39
College Football 2012 Bowl Games Gildan New Mexico Bowl Dec. 15 Arizona 49, Nevada 48 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Dec. 15 Utah State 41, Toledo 15 Poinsettia Bowl Thursday BYU vs. San Diego State, late Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl Today, 4:30 p.m., ESPN UCF vs. Ball State (Played in St. Petersburg, FL) R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Saturday, 9 a.m., ESPN East Carolina vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (Played in New Orleans) MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Bowl Saturday, 12:30 p.m., ESPN Washington vs. (19) Boise State (Played in Las Vegas) Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Monday, 5 p.m., ESPN Fresno State vs. SMU (Played in Honolulu) Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Wednesday, 4:30 p.m., ESPN Western Kentucky vs. Central Michigan (Played in Detroit) Military Bowl Thur., Dec. 27, Noon, ESPN San Jose State vs. Bowling Green (Played in Washington, D.C.) Belk Bowl Thur., Dec. 27, 3:30 p.m., ESPN Cincinnati vs. Duke (Played in Charlotte, NC) Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl Thur., Dec. 27, 6:45 p.m., ESPN Baylor vs. (17) UCLA (Played in San Diego) AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl Fri., Dec. 28, 11 a.m., ESPN Ohio vs. Louisiana-Monroe (Played in Shreveport, LA) Russell Athletic Bowl Fri., Dec. 28., 2:30 p.m., ESPN Rutgers vs. Virginia Tech (Played in Orlando, FL) Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas Fri., Dec. 28, 6 p.m., ESPN Minnesota vs. Texas Tech (Played in Houston) Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Sat., Dec. 29, 8:45 a.m., ESPN Rice vs. Air Force (Played in Fort Worth, TX) New Era Pinstripe Bowl Sat., Dec. 29, 12:15, ESPN West Virginia vs. Syracuse (Played in Bronx, NY) Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Sat., Dec. 29, 1 p.m., ESPN2 Navy vs. Arizona State (Played in San Francisco) Valero Alamo Bowl Sat., Dec. 29, 3:45 p.m., ESPN (23) Texas vs. (13) Oregon State (Played in San Antonio, TX) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Sat., Dec. 29, 7:15 p.m., ESPN TCU vs. Michigan State (Played in Tempe, AZ) Music City Bowl Mon., Dec. 31, 9 a.m., ESPN NC State vs. Vanderbilt (Played in Nashville, TN) Hyundai Sun Bowl Mon., Dec. 31, 11 a.m., CBS USC vs. Georgia Tech (Played in El Paso, TX) AutoZone Liberty Bowl Mon., Dec. 31, 12:30 p.m., ESPN Iowa State vs. Tulsa (Played in Memphis, TN) Chick-fil-A Bowl Mon., Dec. 31, 4:30 p.m., ESPN (8) LSU vs. (14) Clemson (Played in Atlanta) TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl Tue., Jan. 1, 9 a.m., ESPN2 Mississippi State vs. (20) Northwestern (Played in Jacksonville, FL)
Heart of Dallas Bowl Tue., Jan. 1, 9 a.m., ESPNU Purdue vs. Oklahoma State (Played in Dallas) Outback Bowl Tue., Jan. 1, 10 a.m., ESPN (10) South Carolina vs. (18) Michigan (Played in Tampa, FL) Capital One Bowl Tue., Jan. 1, 10 a.m., ABC (7) Georgia vs. (16) Nebraska (Played in Orlando, FL) Rose Bowl Tue., Jan. 1, 2 p.m., ESPN Wisconsin vs. (6) Stanford (Played in Pasadena, CA) Discover Orange Bowl Tue., Jan. 1, 5:30 p.m., ESPN (15) Northern Illinois vs. (12) Florida State (Played in Miami) Allstate Sugar Bowl Wed., Jan. 2, 5:30 p.m., ESPN (21) Louisville vs. (3) Florida (Played in New Orleans) Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Thur., Jan. 3, 5:30 p.m., ESPN (4) Oregon vs. (5) Kansas State (Played in Glendale, AZ) AT&T Cotton Bowl Fri., Jan. 4, 5 p.m., FOX (9) Texas A&M vs. (11) Oklahoma (Played in Arlington, TX) BBVA Compass Bowl Sat., Jan. 5, 10 a.m., ESPN Pittsburgh vs. Ole Miss (Played in Birmingham, AL) GoDaddy.com Bowl Sun., Jan. 6, 6 p.m. ESPN Kent State vs. Arkansas State (Played in Mobile, AL) BCS National Championship Mon., Jan. 7, 5:30 p.m., ESPN (1) Notre Dame vs. (2) Alabama (Played in Miami)
Football National Football League NATIONAL CONFERENCE West W L T Pct PF x-San Fran. 10 3 1 .750 357 Seattle 9 5 0 .643 350 St. Louis 6 7 1 .464 258 Arizona 5 9 0 .357 224 East W L T Pct PF Washington 8 6 0 .571 381 Dallas 8 6 0 .571 327 N.Y. Giants 8 6 0 .571 373 Philadelphia 4 10 0 .286 253 South W L T Pct PF y-Atlanta 12 2 0 .857 371 New Orleans 6 8 0 .429 389 Tampa Bay 6 8 0 .429 354 Carolina 5 9 0 .357 296 North W L T Pct PF y-Green Bay 10 4 0 .714 344 Minnesota 8 6 0 .571 319 Chicago 8 6 0 .571 321 Detroit 4 10 0 .286 330 AMERICAN CONFERENCE West W L T Pct PF y-Denver 11 3 0 .786 409 San Diego 5 9 0 .357 299 Oakland 4 10 0 .286 263 Kansas City 2 12 0 .143 195 East W L T Pct PF y-N. England10 4 0 .714 506 N.Y. Jets 6 8 0 .429 255 Miami 6 8 0 .429 264 Buffalo 5 9 0 .357 306
PA 218 219 315 302 PA 350 338 304 375 PA 259 379 349 319 PA 292 308 240 380 PA 274 312 402 367 PA 315 320 279 402
4:30 a.m. (27) ESPN2 Soccer EPL, Arsenal vs. Wigan Athletic, Site: DW Stadium - Wigan, England (Live) 9 a.m. (26) ESPN Football NCAA, East Carolina vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, New Orleans Bowl, Site: Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, La. (Live) 9 a.m. (27) ESPN2 Basketball NCAA, Syracuse vs. Temple, Holiday Hoops (Live) 11 a.m. (27) ESPN2 Basketball NCAA, Texas vs. Michigan State, Holiday Hoops (Live) 11:30 a.m. (25) ROOT Basketball NCAA, South Dakota State University vs. New Mexico (Live) Noon (2) CBUT Alpine Skiing FIS, World Cup Women’s Slalom (Live) 12:30 p.m. (26) ESPN Football NCAA, Washington vs. Boise State, Las Vegas Bowl, Site: Sam Boyd Stadium - Las Vegas (Live) 1 p.m. (7) KIRO Basketball NCAA, Kansas vs. Ohio State (Live) 1 p.m. (27) ESPN2 Basketball NCAA, Marshall vs. Kentucky, Holiday Hoops (Live) 2 p.m. (2) CBUT Alpine Skiing FIS, World Cup Men’s Slalom - Madonna di Campiglio, Italy (Live) 2:30 p.m. NBCSN Basketball NCAA, Virginia vs. Old Dominion (Live) 3 p.m. (27) ESPN2 Basketball NCAA, Missouri vs. Illinois, Holiday Hoops (Live) 4 p.m. WGN Basketball NBA, Chicago Bulls at Atlanta Hawks (Live) 5 p.m. (27) ESPN2 Basketball NCAA, Florida vs. Kansas State, Holiday Hoops (Live) 5:30 p.m. (26) ESPN Football NFL, Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions Site: Ford Field - Detroit, Mich. (Live) South W L T y-Houston 12 2 0 Indianapolis 9 5 0 Tennessee 5 9 0 Jacksonville 2 12 0 North W L T x-Baltimore 9 5 0 Cincinnati 8 6 0 Pittsburgh 7 7 0 Cleveland 5 9 0 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division
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PA 280 358 396 383
Pct .643 .571 .500 .357
PF 348 355 302 280
PA 307 293 291 310
Saturday Atlanta at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Sunday Tennessee at Green Bay, 10 a.m. Indianapolis at Kansas City, 10 a.m. New Orleans at Dallas, 10 a.m. Minnesota at Houston, 10 a.m. Oakland at Carolina, 10 a.m. Buffalo at Miami, 10 a.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 10 a.m. New England at Jacksonville, 10 a.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 10 a.m. St. Louis at Tampa Bay, 10 a.m. San Diego at N.Y. Jets, 10 a.m. Cleveland at Denver, 1:05 p.m. Chicago at Arizona, 1:25 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Baltimore, 1:25 p.m. San Francisco at Seattle, 5:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30 Jacksonville at Tennessee, 10 a.m. Green Bay at Minnesota, 10 a.m. Carolina at New Orleans, 10 a.m. N.Y. Jets at Buffalo, 10 a.m. Miami at New England, 10 a.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati, 10 a.m. Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 10 a.m. Houston at Indianapolis, 10 a.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, 10 a.m. Dallas at Washington, 10 a.m. Chicago at Detroit, 10 a.m. Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 10 a.m. Oakland at San Diego, 1:25 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 1:25 p.m. St. Louis at Seattle, 1:25 p.m. Kansas City at Denver, 1:25 p.m.
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2012
Preps: Crescent girls top CB
Titles claimed at MMA event
CONTINUED FROM B5 The Bruins next are scheduled to play at Quilcene on Dec. 28 but are looking for a holiday tournament to play in.
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PORT ANGELES â€” Both co-main event title matches went the full five rounds at last weekendâ€™s Olympic Combat Challenge mixed martial arts and kickboxing event put on by CageworX MMA at Vern Burton Community Center. Frank Pefferman, out of Bellingham, earned the Bantamweight (135 pounds) title by beating Chaz Fernandez. In the Middleweight (185 pounds) championship bout, Andrew Ramm of Hybrid MMA in Bremerton defeated Larry Perreira. The fight card featured 16 matches with fighters from all over the state, including 13 area athletes â€” eight from Port Angelesâ€™ CageworX MMA gym (103 Elwha Road). Five of the eight CageworX team members were victorious.
Clallam Bay 47, Crescent 46 Crescent Clallam Bay
9 9 16 12â€” 46 12 8 17 10â€” 47 Individual scoring
Crescent (46) Walker 6, Fagness 2, Findley 25, Waldrip 2, Peppard 9, Sowders 2. Clallam Bay (47) Gregory 18, Hess 8, Goplen-Dean 8, Cheeka 6, Walberg 3, Randall 2, Mohr 2.
Girls Basketball Crescent 30, Clallam Bay 28 CLALLAM BAY â€” The Bruins came charging back in the fourth quarter but their rally fell just short in the nonleague game Wednesday night. â€œTheir defense took us out of our offensive game,â€? Clallam Bay coach Kathleen Winter said. â€œThey controlled the tempo, slowing us down quite a bit.â€? Catherine Youngman and Kellie Belford combined for 21 points for Crescent with Youngman scoring a game-high 11 points. Youngman connected on three 3-pointers in the game. Kenna Welever and Zeria Signor combined for 17 points for the Bruins with Welever dropping in a team-high 10 points. Inga Erickson added six points for Clallam Bay. Welever led on the boards with nine rebounds while Signor had seven rebounds and two blocked shots. The two teams will be
Joe Mansur and Chris Hayman both won in the first round with rear-naked choke submissions. Garrett Buerner earned his first victory with technical knockout of Anthony Ravenkamp. Jake Blaski was declared winner by disqualification after his opponent, Bobby Grady, inadvertently landed an illegal punch to the back of Blaskiâ€™s head. The fight was ended out of concern for fighter safety. Fellow CageworX members Marcus Hanson, Nick Ross and Dave Newell each fell in hard-fought bouts. According to CageworX manager/head coach Cody Houston, a crowd of over 400 attended Olympic Combat Challenge, which was CageworXâ€™s second mixed martial arts and kickboxing event. Future events are scheduled for March 30, June 29 and Oct. 12.
CONTINUED FROM B5 CenturyLink Field this year, joining Atlanta as the LONNIE ARCHIBALD/FOR PENINSULA DAILY NEWS Fans were already fed up NFLâ€™s only teams with perClallam Bayâ€™s Inga Erickson, center, is tied up by Crescentâ€™s Lauren after several other ques- fect home records. After Hartley, left, and Jandi Frantz (30). Looking on for Clallam Bay are tionable calls, and they winning three straight and Hannah Larrechea, far left, and Kenna Welever, behind. were incensed one had five of their last six, Seattle actually affected the out- can secure at least a wildIndividual scoring seeing each other a lot this Winter said. come of a game. By the end card berth with a victory Crescent (30) season as they play each The Bruins, 4-1, next of the week, the league and Sunday. other three more times this play at Quilcene on Dec. 28. Youngman 11, Belford 10, Frantz 4, Hartley 2, â€œI donâ€™t know if they owe its union referees had a new Lester 2, Williams 1. season. us anything â€” not them, in deal. â€œWe match up well and Crescent 30 Clallam Bay 28 Clallam Bay (28) But many feared the particular,â€? Matthews said. Welever 10, Signor 7, Erickson 6, Herndon 4, Iâ€™m looking forward to three Crescent 5 12 7 6â€” 30 But if the Seahawks game would cost Green Bay, Larrechea 1. more good games,â€? Clallam Bay 9 2 6 11â€” 28 and wondered what the would like to wipe the karmic slate clean, who are the league would do if it did. Turns out, all that angst Packers to argue? â€œWe want home field,â€? was for nothing. The Packers have won eight of nine James Jones said, â€œso hopeâ€” only Denver has been fully they get it done.â€? NOTES: With the winbetter during the span â€” CONTINUED FROM B5 The veteran Port Angevs. Bainbridge, Sequim time for his youthful midand last week clinched their terâ€™s first big storm dumples coach is expecting dle-weight wrestlers to against River Ridge, Forks second straight NFC North ing more than a half-foot of Gonzalez is expecting to Eatonville to be right there make the step to the next against Eatonville and snow on Green Bay by midtitle. level during this home receive a lot of competition like it was last year. Bremerton vs. Dream â€œThatâ€™s one thing you day, coach Mike McCarthy â€œBremerton is improved tourney, Gonzalez added. for the Axe. Team. worried about at the time, if cut practice short early Some of the top wresBainbridge, the lone 3A and Forks is in the mix, During round three at weâ€™re sitting here the last Thursday. too. Forks has built their tlers for the Port Angeles school, archrival Sequim â€œI feel itâ€™s important to week of the season and 1:30 p.m. will be the big and River Ridge are in the program back up, and they program are 106 Tyler Port Angeles-Sequim show- have to win to get in, or get our players home today Gale at 106 pounds, Brady same pool as the defending are tough. maybe win and get some before it gets dark,â€? McCarâ€œThat would be a good Anderson at 113, Josh Bas- down, Bainbridge vs. River help. That would have been thy said. â€œThe bulk of the champion. Ridge, Forks against den at 120, Ozzy Swagerty â€œOn our side of the pool, match, us going against probably talked about storm is coming between Bremerton and Eatonville Forks in the championship at 126, Brian Cristion at Bainbridge will be strong noon and 6 p.m. is my more,â€? Rodgers said. taking on the Dream Team. 170, Matt Robbins at 182, and Sequim always wrestle round.â€? understanding. We do have â€œItâ€™s going to probably The crossover matches Roberto Coronel at 220 and us tough,â€? Gonzalez said. affect (Seattle) more. a couple guys who havenâ€™t start at 3 p.m. with the No. Michael Myers at heavyOne of the highlights of Loaded top, bottom Theyâ€™re in a position right driven in snow before, so 1 teams from each pool weight, 285. the tourney will be the now to, I believe, clinch a this is a little bit of an excitThe Riders, near or at face-off between the Riders wrestling for the champiberth with a win this week. ing introduction to say the the top of every tourney and Wolves at 1:30 p.m. in onship, and the No. 2, No. 3 Itâ€™s not on our minds any- least.â€? Starts 10 a.m. they have wrestled in this the third round. and No. 4 teams facing Despite the weather, more.â€? Round one opens at 10 year, are loaded in the each other. McCarthy said all of the Yes, but if the Packers a.m. with the Riders taking lower and upper weights, Forks in 2nd pool The Port Angeles Wres- had that extra win, they, players made it to practice on River Ridge, Sequim but are young and inexpetling booster club will be not San Francisco, would be on time. wrestling Bainbridge, rienced in the middle In Pool 2 are Forks, McCarthy is optimistic selling concessions as well sitting in the No. 2 spot Forks going against the Bremerton, Eatonville and weights. OL T.J. Lang (concussion) right now. as apparel with all proDream Team and Bremerâ€œWe are real loaded in the JV Dream Team. â€œThereâ€™s a lot of what- will be cleared for Sundayâ€™s ceeds going to benefit the ton battling Eatonville. the bottom and top â€œThere are three good ifs,â€? Rodgers said. â€œNothing game. Lang wasnâ€™t able to Port Angeles Roughrider Round two, starting at weights,â€? Gonzalez said. teams on the other side,â€? go through the concussion we can do about it.â€? Gonzalez said. 11:30 a.m., pits the Riders wrestling program. This would be a good evaluation Thursday No, but Seattle can. The Seahawks are 6-0 at because heâ€™s got the flu.
Tourney: Riders host event
Horton: Salmon derby tickets CONTINUED FROM B5
2013 derby tickets Need a last-minute gift? Tickets for the 2013 Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby are now on sale. The derby, which takes place on Presidents Day weekend (Saturday, Feb. 16, to Monday, Feb. 18), offers a $10,000 first prize. The event spans the North Olympic Peninsula and features more than 500 square miles of fishing, with weigh stations at five launch ramps: Freshwater
Bay, Ediz Hook in Port Angeles, John Wayne Marina in Sequim, Gardiner and Port Townsend Boat Haven. Derby tickets cost $40. They can also be purchased online at www. GardinerSalmonDerby.org. The derby benefits emergency and other vital services for Gardiner, Diamond Point and nearby communities.
And to all a good night Happy Holidays to you and yours.
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