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Was that a house from Japan? Debris near Cape Flattery suggests tsunami origin BY ARWYN RICE PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
This bottle is among debris found at Cape B Beach by kayakers.
NEAH BAY — Part of a house found on a Cape Flattery beach may be the latest large piece of Japan tsunami debris to wash up on the West Coast. So says a local beach cleanup group that encountered the debris. Three kayakers, known as the Ikkatsu Expedition, have
been surveying coastal beaches over the past few months. On Sunday, they reported finding June 12 the remnants of a house — including a bathroom, complete with plumbing and some fixtures — on a private beach on the Makah Reservation. According to the group’s report, the structure was partially intact when it first arrived
but waves broke it up on the beach. Items that were recovered from the resulting debris pile included a broken plastic laundry hamper, glass bottles containing residue of what smelled like cherry cough syrup, a plastic bottle that held what appeared to be iodine, a child’s potty seat, a pink plastic bowl and lumber. Lumber from the wreckage was manufactured using metric dimension. Numbers stamped on the wood traced it to a mill in Osaka, the finders said. TURN
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Who is Bone found in drained lake the movie reopens sheriff’s probe celebrity? CSI: Peninsula
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PORT ANGELES — A cold case involving a missing woman has been reopened after a human tibia — a leg bone — was discovered sticking up from Lake Aldwell’s drained reservoir, the Clallam County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday. Karen C. MISSING: Tucker, 41, had been reported missing Jan. 5, 1991, Sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Lyman Moores said. “She came up missing out there, and that’s the closest case we have now known in that Karen C. Tucker area,” he said. As of Tuesday morning, however, authorities did not have specific information linking Tucker’s disappearance with the tibia, Moores said. The bone was found May 15 by a Clallam County couple walking their dog in the reservoir bed, Moores said, adding that the couple did not want their names made public. Lake Aldwell behind the Elwha Dam was drained as part of the $325 million Elwha River restoration project that began in September.
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A command center has been set up on the bottom of the drained Lake Aldwell about one mile south of the U.S. Highway 101 bridge over the Elwha River west of Port Angeles. The couple noticed the tibia sticking out of the top layer of reservoir-bed silt about 1 mile south of the Elwha River Bridge on U.S. Highway 101. At first, they thought it was a stick they could use to play fetch with their dog, Moores said. They turned the bone over to the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe, which con-
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tacted the Olympic National Park, Moores said. The discovery was not made public until Tuesday to allow the tribe to examine the bone and determine, with help from park officials, that it was of human origin but not ancient Native American remains, Moores said. TURN
PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Film Festival has released the first clue in the annual “Guess the Guest” contest. During the time leading up to the Port Townsend Film Festival — which will be Sept. 21-23 this year — the closely guarded identity of the special guest is turned into a guessing game in which the first person to supply the answer gets bragging rights and a picture taken with the star. To mask the identity of the Port Townsend Film Festival’s special guest during the Guess the Guest contest, he or she is traditionally referred to as the “sardine.”
This year’s sardine is in the can, and the guessing game to determine the celebrity’s identity begins today with the first of three weekly clues. During the past few years, the film festival has hosted such stars as Tony Curtis, Cloris Leachman, Malcolm McDowell, Dyan Cannon, Debra Winger, Peter Fonda and Buck Henry. TURN
Scores on hand to fete PA’s 150th anniversary BY CHRIS TUCKER PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — Nearly 200 people heard muskets fire, watched a flag-raising ceremony and collected commemorative envelopes during a celebration of Port Angeles’ sesquicentennial at the Museum at the Carnegie on Tuesday. The event marked the anniversary of an order signed by President Abraham Lincoln that established the town as a military and naval reservation June 19, 1862.
Port Angeles Mayor Cheri Kidd, dressed in an old-time black dress for the occasion, stood on the steps of the museum and addressed the crowd. “I further encourage all citizens to join in and participate in events and celebrations noting the significance of our city’s 150th anniversary all year long as the Port Angeles sesquicentennial,” Kidd said. “Congratulations to the citizens of Port Angeles,” she added,
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Singer Brown ties the knot in Honolulu BOBBY BROWN HAS tied the knot with his longtime manager. The 43-year-old R&B singer married fiancée Alicia Etheredge on Monday in Honolulu, Brown surrounded by family and friends, People reported. An Instagram photo that Brown’s son Bobby Jr. posted showed the singer dressed in a red suit and white sneakers. Etheredge wore a strapless wedding gown. Bobbi Kristina, Brown’s daughter with the late Whitney Houston reportedly was not in attendance. A source told People that the pair has not been on good terms lately. Brown’s other children who attended the wedding included Landon, 23, La’Princia, 22, and Bobby Jr., 19. Brown’s only child with Etheredge, 3-year-old Cassius, also was there for the big day. Brown and Houston divorced in 2007 after a tumultuous 15 years.
Baldwin tussle A New York City newspaper photographer says Alec Baldwin punched
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him outside a marriage license bureau. The Daily News reported that Marcus Santos Baldwin was snapping images of the “30 Rock” star and his fiancée, Hilaria Thomas, on Tuesday morning in Manhattan. Santos told the newspaper that Baldwin grabbed a second news photographer, then started shoving Santos and hit him in the chin.
The Dalai Lama, Tibet’s Buddhist spiritual leader, listens to a Tibetan choir before he gives a public talk titled “Real Change Happens in the Heart” at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Tuesday.
He then walked away. Photos on the newspaper’s website appear to show Baldwin shoving the photographer. No police report has been filed. A call to the newspaper’s public relations office wasn’t returned. A message sent to Baldwin’s publicist wasn’t immediately returned Tuesday. Baldwin posted on Twitter: “A ‘photographer’ almost hit me in the face with his camera this morning.” He also said paparazzi should be “waterboarded.”
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R.C. OWENS, 77, a longtime San Francisco 49ers front office man and eight-year NFL wide receiver whose impressive leaping ability earned him the nickname “Alley Oop” and helped popularize the basketball phrase, died Sunday. The Niners, his team for the first five of his NFL seasons, announced Mr. Owens’ death Mon- Mr. Owens day. The in 2010 team said he died Sunday and had been living in Manteca, about 75 miles east of San Francisco. The 6-3 Mr. Owens, a college basketball star at the College of Idaho, also played two seasons for the Baltimore Colts, and his final year was with the New York Giants in 1964. He had 206 career receptions for 3,285 yards and 22 touchdowns. He also ran for a score. Mr. Owens, elected into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2010, was selected by the 49ers in the 14th round — 160th over-
all — of the 1956 draft. After retirement, Mr. Owens worked from 19792001 for the 49ers in a variety of positions, including director of training camp and director of alumni relations. The 49ers said he loved his role of entertaining and caring for players’ families while the players practiced.
_______ PAUL JENKINS, 88, a colorful abstract expressionist who came of age during the heyday of the New York School and for several decades carried on its highly physical tradition of manipulating paint and canvas, died June 9 in New York City, where he lived and had continued to paint until recently. He died after a short illness, said his wife, Suzanne. In the late 1940s, joining a wave of aspiring painters moving to New York, Mr. Jenkins used the G.I. Bill to study at the Art Students League and soon met Jackson Pollock and befriended Mark Rothko. In 1953, he resettled in Paris but maintained a lifelong connection with New York. Early on, he adopted a
tactile, chance-driven method of painting that privileged almost every technique over brushwork. Dribbling paint Pollocklike onto loose canvasses, he allowed it to roll, pool and bleed, and he sometimes kneaded and hauled on the canvas — “as if it were a sail,” he said once. His favorite tool for many years was an elegant ivory knife, which he used to guide the flow of paint.
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Peninsula Lookback From the pages of the PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
1937 (75 years ago)
Washington Asphalt Co. of Seattle was awarded a $21,739.37 contract to pave 17½ miles of roads mainly in the Dungeness Valley. Among the paving projects are Fir Street in Sequim, Jamestown Road and River Road. Washington Asphalt Laugh Lines was the only bidder for the contract, which was PUNDITS ARE SAYawarded by the three ClalING that President Obama lam County commissioners. is starting to lose support The company already is among his own party. stationed in the area, To give you an idea of wrapping up a seal-coating how bad it’s gotten, today project on Eighth Street in Jimmy Carter compared Port Angeles. Obama to Jimmy Carter. Jay Leno 1962 (50 years ago)
Neah Bay and Lake Ozette, and the widening of U.S. Highway 101 east of Port Angeles in the vicinity of Morse Creek and Fairview School at O’Brien Road.
1987 (25 years ago)
Striking ITT Rayonier pulp mill workers in Port Angeles may vote soon on whether to accept a tentative contract agreement between the company and union representatives. If approved by the 350 members of Local 155 of the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers, the fouryear contract would end a strike now in its 11th day. Meanwhile, union members continue to picket the The Clallam County Democratic Party completed sprawling pulp mill in Seen Around its convention Sunday with northeast Port Angeles. Peninsula snapshots The union’s bargaining a platform that includes ON LICENSE PLATE endorsement of the admin- board is scheduled to meet with Rayonier bargainers istrative policies of Presiholder: “Grammie’s Score: Sunday to discuss details of dent John F. Kennedy and Boys 4, Girls 1” . . . Gov. Albert D. Rosellini and the proposed contract. Once those details are WANTED! “Seen Around” consolidation of the Puget items. Send them to PDN News ironed out, the contract Sound ferry system. Desk, P.O. Box 1330, Port Angeles The party platform also offer could be presented to WA 98362; fax 360-417-3521; or endorsed construction of an the rank and file for a vote email news@peninsuladailynews. Monday. ocean highway between com.
Looking Back From the files of The Associated Press
TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, June 20, the 172nd day of 2012. There are 194 days left in the year. Summer arrives at 4:09 p.m. local time. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On June 20, 1782, Congress approved the Great Seal of the United States, featuring the emblem of the bald eagle. On this date: ■ In 1791, King Louis XVI of France and his family attempted to flee the country in the so-called “Flight to Varennes” but were caught. ■ In 1837, Queen Victoria acceded to the British throne following the death of her uncle, King William IV. ■ In 1863, West Virginia
became the 35th state. ■ In 1893, a jury in New Bedford, Mass., found Lizzie Borden not guilty of the ax murders of her father and stepmother. ■ In 1921, U.S. Rep. Alice Mary Robertson, R-Okla., became the first woman to preside over a session of the House of Representatives. ■ In 1947, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was shot dead at the Beverly Hills, Calif., mansion of his girlfriend, Virginia Hill, apparently at the order of mob associates. ■ In 1963, the United States and Soviet Union signed an agreement to set up a “hotline” between the two superpowers.
■ In 1967, boxer Muhammad Ali was convicted in Houston of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted. Ali’s conviction was ultimately overturned by the Supreme Court. ■ In 1972, three days after the arrest of the Watergate burglars, President Richard Nixon met at the White House with his chief of staff, H.R. Haldeman. The secretly made tape recording of this meeting ended up with the notorious 18½-minute gap. ■ In 1979, ABC News correspondent Bill Stewart was shot to death in Managua, Nicaragua, by a member of President Anastasio Somoza’s national guard.
■ Ten years ago: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled, 6-3, in Atkins v. Virginia that executing mentally disabled murderers was unconstitutionally cruel. ■ Five years ago: For the second time, President George W. Bush vetoed an embryonic stem cell bill as he urged scientists toward what he termed “ethically responsible” research. ■ One year ago: Syrian President Bashar Assad promised a national dialogue to consider political reforms, but his vague overtures to a pro-democracy uprising fell flat as protesters took to the streets shouting “Liar!” and demanding his ouster.
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A3 Briefly: Nation Wildfires force evacuations in Western states LOVELAND, Colo. — Wildfires drove hundreds of people from their homes from California to Colorado. Firefighters are making progress on a 92 square-mile blaze in northern Colorado despite hot, dry weather, though more residents were notified to be ready to leave Tuesday. The fire west of Fort Collins is 50 percent contained after firefighters labored to extend lines around the blaze Monday. Eight more homes were found burned Monday, bringing the damage to at least 189 — the most in the state’s history. Other wildfires were burning from Wyoming to Arizona to Southern California, where a blaze that prompted the evacuation of 150 homes was 75 percent contained Tuesday. In Colorado, the Protection of the Holy Virgin Monastery evacuated Sunday after a fire started in the foothills west of Colorado Springs.
New Baptist leader NEW ORLEANS — The nation’s largest Protestant denomination took its biggest step yet toward resolving its troubled racial past. On Tuesday, the Southern Baptist Convention voted to elect an African-American pastor as its president for the first time in the denomination’s 167-
year history. The Rev. Fred Luter Jr. ran unopposed. Seventeen years earlier, Luter was an author of an SBC resoluLuter tion that apologized to African-Americans for its past support of racism and resolved to strive for racial reconciliation. Since that time, the denomination has grown its non-white congregations from 5 percent in 1990 to 20 percent in 2010.
King’s death probed RIALTO, Calif. — The investigation into Rodney King’s death continued to produce more questions than answers Monday, as detectives tried to solve the mystery of why the avid swimmer was found at the bottom of his swimming pool the day before. Clues came from a neighbor who said she heard the 47-yearold King sobbing, then a splash. Cynthia Kelley, King’s fiancee, called 9-1-1 at 5:25 a.m. “Even though we’re investigating this as an accidental drowning, we’re looking into every lead,” said Rialto Police Department spokesman Officer David Shephard. Results from an autopsy will not be made public for six to eight weeks, pending test results, said the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. The Associated Press
Briefly: World Antonis Samaras’ conservative New Democracy party, which came first in Sunday’s vote LOS CABOS, Mexico — The and won 129 leaders of the world’s largest of Parliaeconomies plan to say they are ment’s 300 Venizelos united behind efforts to boost seats — short growth and job creation to of the 151 needed to govern repair a global economy roiled alone. by fears over the European The radical left Syriza party financial crisis, according to a in second place with 71 seats, draft of the statement to be has refused to join a governreleased Tuesday at the end of the Group of 20 annual meeting. ment that will implement the But the proposed declaration terms of Greece’s international bailout, under which the counstops short of committing the try received billions of euros in nations to greater spending rescue loans in return for unless conditions worsen. spending cuts and tax hikes. The statement by the G20 leaders includes language that TV: Mubarak had stroke appears aimed at easing the Spanish crisis. It tries to reasCAIRO — Egypt’s state news sure investors that Spain’s trea- agency said Tuesday that Hosni sury won’t end up eating the Mubarak suffered a stroke, and costs of the up to $127 billion prison officials said he may be rescue of Spain’s banks moved out of his prison hospital announced this month to a military facility nearby. State TV said the 84-year-old Coalition in the works ousted president, who is serving ATHENS, Greece — A coali- a life prison sentence, was in a “critical” condition and was tion government could be placed on a respirator. formed sometime today in The state news agency Greece, the head of the counMENA said earlier Mubarak’s try’s socialist party said Tuesheart stopped and that a defiday, easing the nation out of a political limbo as it struggles to brillator was used to restart it. It later reported that the deal with a financial crisis that prison authority has called in is already affecting Europe’s his doctors to treat his stroke in economy and markets around “a fast deterioration of his the world. Evangelos Venizelos’ socialist health” and that they were giving him medications to break up PASOK party came third in blood clots. Sunday’s elections. At the core of any administration will be The Associated Press
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If health law survives, millions lack coverage Illegal immigrants, along with others, to slip through cracks BY TOM MURPHY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
One of the biggest misconceptions about President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul isn’t who the law will cover, but rather who it won’t. If it survives Supreme Court scrutiny, the landmark overhaul will expand coverage to about 30 million uninsured people, according to government figures. But an estimated 26 million U.S. residents will remain without coverage. “Many people think that this health care law is going to cover everyone, and it’s not,” said Nicole Lamoureux, executive director of the Alexandria, Va.-based National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics. To be sure, it’s estimated that the Affordable Care Act would greatly increase the number of insured Americans. The law has a provision that requires most to be insured or face a tax penalty. It also calls for an expansion of Medicaid, a government-funded program that covers the health care
costs of low-income and disabled Americans. Also, starting in 2014, tax credits will help middle-class Americans buy coverage. The Supreme Court is expected to hand down a decision this month on whether to uphold the law or strike down parts or all of it. Here’s a look at some of the groups that will likely remain uninsured if the law survives: ■ Illegal immigrants: More than 11 million unauthorized immigrants live in the United States, according to the Pew Hispanic Center, a nonpartisan research center. That amounts to nearly 4 percent of the total population. But there are no provisions that address illegal immigrants in the health care law. ■ Lost in translation: Medicaid, which currently covers more than 60 million people, is expected to add about 17 million more people to its program by 2016 if the law is upheld, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, which researches budgetary issues for Congress. But people are still expected to fall through the cracks. That’s
because the requirements and process for signing up for Medicaid can be confusing. The problem? Many people don’t realize that they qualify for coverage. ■ Living in the gap: The overhaul calls for tax credits to help middle-class Americans buy coverage. But some people who make too much money to qualify for the tax credits may have a hard time finding an affordable option for private health insurance The subsidies can pay a large chunk of the insurance bill. For instance, a 40-year-old person who makes $50,000 in 2014 and needs coverage for a family of four might receive a government tax credit of more than $8,000. That would cover more than 70 percent of the premium, or the cost of coverage, according to the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation’s website. Of course, that estimate depends on the type of coverage the person chooses, where they live and whether they can get coverage through work. But the tax credits will go to people with incomes up to 400 percent of the federal poverty level, or $44,680 for an individual this year. People just above that level may have a hard time finding affordable health insurance.
Sandusky defense questions investigators on sharing info Alleged victims told of abuse accounts by the interviewers BY MARK SCOLFORO GENARO C. ARMAS
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BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Defense attorneys in Jerry Sandusky’s child sex abuse trial suggested in their questioning Tuesday that investigators shared details among accusers, planting the seeds of the alleged victims’ evolving accounts of abuse. The defense also called more witnesses who lauded the former Penn State assistant football coach’s reputation as an upstanding citizen. But defense lawyer Joe Amendola had sharp questions for two state police investigators. He asked the investigators about what details they shared, in particular with the accuser known in court papers as Victim 4. Amendola asked retired Cpl. Joseph Leiter whether investigators told interviewees about others who had stepped forward. “In some of our interviews . . . we did tell them,” Leiter said. He explained that it was to let possible victims know they were not alone. Leiter said that did not include sharing accusers’ recollections of abuse, such as specific sex acts. But Amendola later read Leiter portions of an interview transcript in which the investigator told the accuser that others had reported abuse that progressed to oral sex and rape. Victim 4, now 28, testified last
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Jerry Sandusky, left, leaves Pennsylvania’s Centre County Courthouse on Monday with his attorney, Joe Amendola. week that Sandusky sexually The defense appeared to catch abused him in the locker-room one of the investigators in a lie. Trooper Scott Rossman said he showers and in hotels for five years while buying his silence hadn’t spoken to Leiter about with gifts and trips to bowl games. their testimony after he first left the stand Tuesday, but Leiter said they had talked about it. Admitted to lying to police Meanwhile, a psychologist said On the stand, he admitted to Tuesday that Sandusky has a lying to police about the alleged personality disorder that might abuse, saying he “denied it forever.” explain the “creepy” letters he But he testified calmly and sent to one of his accusers. firmly, saying Sandusky perElliot Atkins told jurors he formed oral sex on him and sent diagnosed Sandusky with histrihim “creepy love letters.” onic personality disorder after His attorney, Ben Andreozzi, talking with him for six hours. was called to the stand and asked People with the disorder often about a discussion he had with interact with people in inapproinvestigators during a break in an priately seductive ways and don’t interview with his client. feel comfortable unless they’re Andreozzi denied coaching his the center of attention, Atkins client on what to tell investigators. explained. “He viewed Jerry as a father Sandusky is charged with 51 figure to him. It’s been extremely criminal counts related to 10 difficult talking about this pub- alleged victims over a 15-year licly,” Andreozzi said. span.
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Peninsula: Summer arrives officially this afternoon
West: Strong earthquake occurs in Alaska’s Aleutians
Nation: Fastest-growing ethnic group in U.S.? Asians
World: Pakistani court ruling ousts prime minister
SUMMER OFFICIALLY ARRIVES on the North Olympic Peninsula at 4:09 p.m. today, the instant the Northern Hemisphere reaches the summer solstice. Though the summer solstice lasts only an instant, the term is often used to refer to the full day and night of summer’s first day — the so-called longest day of the year because of the maximum daylight. The solstice occurs when the sun’s position in the sky is at its greatest angular distance from the equatorial plane; in other words, Old Sol will appear in the sky to be at its northernmost point of the year today.
A 6.0-MAGNITUDE TEMBLOR that struck a remote and sparsely populated region of Alaska was felt on the island of Shemya where the U.S. military operates an air station. The Alaska Earthquake Information Center said the quake hit shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday in the Aleutian Islands. Shemya is 108 miles west-northwest of where the earthquake was centered. It is home to Eareckson Air Station, which serves mainly as an early warning radar installation. A state Web page said most of the military personnel were off the island, but there are dozens of civilian contractors maintaining the facility.
ASIAN-AMERICANS ARE now the nation’s fastest-growing racial group, overtaking Latinos in recent years as the largest stream of new immigrants arriving annually in the United States. Asian Americans are also the country’s best-educated and highest-income ethnic group, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. U.S. Asians, who trace their roots to countries in the Far East, the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, are arguably the most highly educated immigrant group in U.S. history. And though there are differences among them by country of origin, on the whole they have found remarkable success.
IN A MOVE that deals a severe broadside to embattled President Asif Ali Zardari’s government, the Pakistani Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the ouster of Prime Minister Yusaf Raza Gilani following his contempt conviction earlier this year for failing to revive an old corruption case against the Pakistani leader. The ruling could throw the country into political chaos and potentially set up a constitutional clash between the judiciary and parliament, which is controlled by Zardari’s Pakistan People’s Party and a fragile coalition of allied parties. It remained unclear whether Gilani would resist the decision.
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Sequim licensing dispute heard Accountant says records were adequate BY JEFF CHEW PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES â€” A Port Angeles certified public account testified Tuesday that Karen Shewbert, whom Clallam County Auditor Patty Rosand fired in May from the Sequim Vehicle and Vessel Licensing office contract she held for 13 years, used a computer accounting program method that gave Rosand the information she needed. â€œI believe it does,â€? said Charles McClain, who has been an accountant for 35 years and has Shewbert as a client. McClain testified before a state dispute review panel under questioning from Shewbertâ€™s attorney, Craig Miller. He is representing Shewbert in her appeal to be reinstated to the job she lost May 17, when Rosand determined she was not keeping adequate financial records of her Sequim licensing office.
Continuing today The dispute review board was to continue to hear testimony beginning at 9 a.m. today at the Department of Transportation Maintenance Building conference room at 1707 S. C St. Rosand and others in her office were expected to testify later Tuesday and today. The board has 10 days after the end of the hearing to make a decision as to whether Shewbertâ€™s firing was for cause, said Sheila Hadden, state licensing services manager.
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Karen Shewbert testifies at her state Department of Licensing Dispute Review Board hearing Tuesday. Clallam County Auditor Patty Rosand is at right. McClain said Tuesday morning it appeared that Shewbertâ€™s method of accounting of her business to Rosand was reasonable and acceptable. The gist of attorney questioning Tuesday drew testimony over the conflict between Shewbert and Rosand that began shortly after Rosand took office in 2007. Largely at issue was the form of Shewbertâ€™s reporting to Rosand, who asked for monthly check register reports, as well as computerized reports using the Quickbook program.
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Rosandâ€™s office. Rosand shut down the office May 18 and said she plans to re-open it elsewhere in Sequim at a later date. Shewbert is going through the state licensing departmentâ€™s appeals process. Members of the dispute review board are Bill Cox, an appointee with the Cascade Licensing Agency, a state licensing sub-agent center; Kittitas County Auditor Jerry Pettit, and Jan Smallwood, state Department of Licensing operations director. Under questioning during the first day of testimony at the informal hearing, county Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Mark Nichols, who is represent________ ing Rosand before the Department of Licensing dispute Sequim-Dungeness Valley Editor Jeff review board, also cross-exam- Chew can be reached at 360-681-2390 ined McClain, who Shewbert or at jeff.chew@peninsuladailynews. was paying $150 an hour for his com.
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Navy sets its Deer Run on June 30 PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
INDIAN ISLAND â€” The Navy will host its annual Deer Run at Naval Magazine Indian Island on Saturday, June 30. Jefferson County Sheriff Tony Hernandez will join Cmdr. Gary Martin, commanding officer of Indian Island, in kicking it off. â€œWe had a great turnout last year when we revived our summer fun run and added a terrain course through the trees,â€? Martin said. â€œBased on participant feedback, we are using the terrain course again this year.â€? Participants will run and walk on a 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) terrain course through forested area on the southern end of Indian Island. There is also a 1-mile course on paved roads, ideal for children, participants with special needs or those with strollers or pets.
Online registration Members of the public can register now by visiting http://tinyurl.com/ deerrunregister. Preregistration is $14 for adults and free for youths 16 and younger. Preregistration ends June 28. Registration will be available the day of the run from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Department of Defense-affiliated personnel who are qualified for a My Fleet and Family Readiness â€” or MYFFR â€” online account can register for the run by searching for Activity Number 623400 at https://myffr. navyaims.com. They include active-duty Navy and Coast Guard, full-time reservists, Department of Defense civilians and military retirees. Participants can enter the main gate at Indian Island at 9 a.m. Picture identification is required for entry. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each menâ€™s and womenâ€™s age divisions.
testimony and professional opinion. Sequim attorney Larry Freedman, who is a law office partner with Shewbertâ€™s attorney Miller, testified that he originally represented Shewbert. Freedman said he found Quicken, the program Shewbert used to report to Rosandâ€™s office, â€œa widely used tool. It does work if you put the information into it. Freedman said that much of the difficulty and that conflict between Shewbert and Rosand surrounded Shewbert not knowing exactly what Rosand wanted in terms of accounting after a number of correspondence letters were exchanged during 2008. Cox asked if Freedman had directly asked Rosand what she wanted, and Freedman said, â€œYes, we asked what would satisfy her in terms of additional information.â€? While Rosand requested monthly check registers as part of Shewbertâ€™s routine accounting of her sub-agencyâ€™s licensing business, McClain called that an old form of accounting that todayâ€™s computerized business reporting programs have greatly improved upon, removing the chances of human errors. McClain agreed under Nicholsâ€™ questioning that government funding could be lost to Clallam County if Rosand did not follow proper auditing procedures. He defined auditing as â€œan expression of confidence in a set of booksâ€? that are reconciled and matched with the bankâ€™s accounting records.
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SEQUIM â€” The Olympic Peninsula Explorers will hold a club walk on Dungeness Spit on Saturday. Participants will meet in the QFC parking lot, 990-B E. Washington St., from 9 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. before departing for the Spit. A club meeting will follow the walk at Islander Pizza & Pasta Shack, 380 E. Washington St., at noon. For more information, phone Mary Allen Clark at 360-452-0593. Peninsula Daily News
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County takes comments on DJ noise Issue to await sheriffâ€™s return BY ROB OLLIKAINEN PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES â€” Sheriff deputies were stuck between a rock and a loud place when a 36-hour DJ contest and rave caused a ruckus at the KOA campground east of Port Angeles last weekend. Clallam County Undersheriff Ron Peregrin told commissioners Monday that the â€œDJ Jungle Feverâ€? concert at the Oâ€™Brien Road campground was too small to Peregrin require a festival permit and wasnâ€™t covered by the county noise ordinance. The all-night concert that began Friday night prompted more than 100 complaints to 9-1-1 emergency dispatchers and commissioners, and two people complained Tuesday at the county commissionersâ€™ meeting. Deputies maintained a presence at the site and eventually persuaded a promoter to turn down the volume, Peregrin said. Peregrin said he knew only the first name of the promoter he spoke with. Calls for comment from a person who had left a number last week, saying he was affiliated with the group putting on the concert, were not returned. A request for comment from the campground owner was not immediately returned Tuesday.
Seattle-area promoters Three Seattle-area music promoters signed a contract with campground management to host the event, Peregrin said. â€œIâ€™m convinced that KOA had no idea what they were in store for,â€? Peregrin said. â€œOn Friday, when I contacted the assistant manager, he was becoming somewhat concerned because he had seen the website
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A â€œJungle Feverâ€? prop stands near one of the stage areas at the Port Angeles KOA campground on Sunday. A second stage had an elephant theme. for the event, and it became apparent to him that it was going to be what they call a rave, and he wasnâ€™t prepared to deal with that.â€? The noise complaints started when the thumping music began at 9 p.m. Friday. The revelry lasted until 7 a.m. Sunday. Peregrin said there were about 50 DJs performing on two stages. Every hour, two new DJs would take the stage. â€œIt was essentially a DJ contest,â€? Peregrin said. Campground management raised noise barriers to try to stem the nuisance to neighboring residents, some of whom showed up with guns to complain, Peregrin said. â€œThey dampened [the sound] a little bit, but not sufficiently enough to stop the windows from rattling 2Â˝ miles away,â€? Peregrin said. â€œKOA attempted really hard to get them to tone it down,â€? Peregrin said.
No injuries were reported. â€œI donâ€™t believe that we ever had an excess of 250 people on the site,â€? the undersheriff added. â€œThey may have had some [more] coming and going, but I think 250 would be about the average,â€? he said. â€œKOA is certified for 1,000 people, and of course the festival permit requires a minimum of 1,500 to even be required.â€? Most people who complained understood that there was little deputies could do, Peregrin said. â€œThe county was denied the ability to deny a permit because one was not required,â€? he said. â€œAnd then we looked at the noise ordinance. We felt they that they fell under an exemption from the noise ordinance, so we took the tack we did and kept deputies going in to get the music turned down.â€? Commissioners took no action on the issue this week. â€œThe sheriff is on a brief vacation,â€? said Commissioner Mike
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his support after that hearing, Commissioner Mike Chapman recalled. â€œThis room was packed with people vehemently opposed to any change,â€? Chapman said on Monday. â€œIt would be easy to sit here today and say, â€˜Well, what we need to do is put an ordinance in place.â€™ â€œWell, thatâ€™s not easy. We tried that. We got shot down. Iâ€™m not so sure thereâ€™s ever been an ordinance proposed that had as much reaction against.â€? In response to Elvrum, Doherty said: â€œWe understand the inadequacy of the county ordinance. â€œWhen we did bring up a change in the noise ordinance for our county,â€? he said, â€œthere was overwhelming attendance at the work session and the meeting. â€œOverwhelmingly, the people in that overwhelming attendance were against changing the noise ordinance and making it much tighter. â€œOne of the arguments, in general terms, was that weâ€™re a rural county. People like to ride their motorcycles and do various things, and they didnâ€™t think that should be changed.â€? Peregrin said the recent concert â€œwas simply an event that didnâ€™t require a permit and was exempt from the noise ordinance.â€? â€œI think even the assistant manager from KOA indicated that he intended to come in to see if he could begin working towards something that would give the county more leverage on events like that,â€? Peregrin said. â€œHe was very sincere. He was just simply duped and got into it over his head, and he couldnâ€™t control it from that point on.â€? â€œOnce they were there, they sort of took the place over.â€? Chapman said the responsibility falls on business owners to be a good neighbor. â€œBetter for him to make the changes on how he runs his business than for the government to come in and regulate the entire county,â€? Chapman said.
â€œWhen heâ€™s back, we intend to reopen the topic for discussion. I suspect the board will ask that our staff contact some other similar, rural, medium-sized counties to see what ordinances they have, and possibly weâ€™ll revisit our festival ordinance to look at the numbers, the magnitude of activities, the noise, all of that stuff.â€? In 2008, commissioners held a public hearing on a proposal from Sheriff Bill Benedict for a public nuisance noise ordinance. As it stands, the county follows a section of the Washington Administrative Code that requires an official decibel metering to ban loud noises. ________ The proposed public nuisance noise ordinance had drawn conReporter Rob Ollikainen can be siderable opposition from an over- reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5072, or at flow audience. Benedict withdrew email@example.com.
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Peninsula jobless rates in double digits BY ROB OLLIKAINEN PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES â€” Unemployment rates climbed into double digits on the North Olympic Peninsula last month despite the addition of 490 jobs, the state Employment Security Department reported Tuesday. Clallam County unemployment rose from a revised 9.8 percent in April to 10.4 percent in May. Jefferson County unemployment went from 9.5 percent to 10 percent over the month. â€œItâ€™s the same strange phenomenon,â€? said Elizabeth Court, regional economist with Employ-
â€œItâ€™s the same strange phenomenon. We gained jobs, but unemployment went up.â€? ELIZABETH COURT regional economist ment Security. â€œWe gained jobs, but unemployment went up. â€œThat is because more discouraged workers are coming back and looking for work again.â€? The Clallam County labor force grew by 330 residents â€” from 28,870 to 29,200 â€” from April to May, with 3,050 job-seekers in the county.
Jefferson Countyâ€™s labor force grew by 120 people â€” from 12,140 to 12,260 â€” with 1,230 people looking for a job. Unemployment rates donâ€™t count the people who have stopped trying to find work. Clallam Countyâ€™s economy bucked trend that month with 140 new government jobs added. â€œWeâ€™re not exactly sure what jobs theyâ€™re in, just government in total,â€? Court said. â€œSometimes we see seasonal work in the summer.â€? Clallam County added 90 new jobs in transportation, trade and utilities, and 70 new jobs in goods producing, which includes construction trades.
Manufacturing was the only sector in Clallam County to shed jobs, with 30 lost in May. While the government sectors stayed flat in Jefferson County, the private sector added 120 new jobs â€œacross every section in goods producing, construction, trades, transportation and utilities and information,â€? Court said. The Peninsulaâ€™s unemployment picture was similar one year ago, when Clallam County had a 10.3 percent jobless rate and Jefferson County unemployment was 9.8 percent. The state unemployment rate climbed from 8.2 to 8.3 percent last month despite a gain of 11,700 jobs.
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that the private sector added 14,300 jobs over the month and the public sector lost 2,600 jobs. The national unemployment rate went from 8.1 to 8.2 percent in May. Unemployment rates at the county level are not seasonally adjusted because the sample size is too small to accommodate that additional analysis, Employment Security officials said.
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Pier is â€˜pinked upâ€™ for summer concert today PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES â€” City Pier will be â€œpinked upâ€? today just before the first summer concert. Final Approach, a local folk/rock band that is a regular at the Oasis Sports Bar & Grill in Sequim, will perform from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The free summer concerts on the pier will be held every Wednesday through Sept. 5. Before todayâ€™s concert begins at 5 p.m., members of Soroptimists International of Port Angeles (Noon Club) will decorate the pier, and during the â€œPink Out the Pierâ€? event will offer information and sales of such items as T-shirts.
Seating availability During the concerts, some chairs are available for the disabled and early arrivals. City Pier is a no-smoking, no-skateboards, alcohol-free venue. Vendors will sell food. Title sponsors of the concert series are the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce, Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department, KeyBank, Peninsula Daily News and Elwha River Casino. Sunset Do It Best Hardware is a sponsor during the first half of the season. Brown and Caldwell, a national engineering company that works with the city, is a sponsor for the second half. Next weekâ€™s Wednesday concert will feature The Dukes of Dabob, a Dixieland jazz group.
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n Thursday, a $10 all-you-caneat spaghetti dinner â€” served by local â€œcelebritiesâ€? â€” will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Chestnut Cottage, 929 E. Front St.
The Pink Up campaign raises money for Operation Uplift of Port Angeles which â€” operating on donations and with an all-volunteer board of directors â€” offers education, information, support meetings, a 24-hour phone line, free clinics, prostheses and wigs for both women and men with all types of cancer. All Pink Up donations remain in Clallam County, said Linda deBord, fundraising chairwoman. The campaign began last Friday and will continue through Sunday.
Fundraising dinner On Thursday, a $10 allyou-can-eat spaghetti dinner â€” served by local â€œcelebritiesâ€? â€” will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Chestnut Cottage, 929 E. Front St. Dessert, wine and beer will be available for an additional fee at the dinner sponsored by First Federal. The waiters will be wellknown people in town who volunteer to serve spaghetti for â€œtipsâ€? to become the champion waiter, and who will donate tips to Operation Uplift. A gift basket from Franniâ€™s Gift Expressions will be raffled. On Friday, a shotgunstart Pink Up Golf Tournament will begin at noon at Peninsula Golf Club, 824 S.
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PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012
Debris: House broken apart by action of waves CONTINUED FROM A1 Some of the pieces were nailed together, kayaker Ken Campbell told The Associated Press Tuesday. It was exciting to find what appeared to be the remnants of a home, Campbell said. But he added: â€œIt was sobering, especially when youâ€™re smelling somebody elseâ€™s cough syrup. Somebody lived here, and it doesnâ€™t look like a house anymore. I was not prepared to find something like that.â€?
Washing machine â€œWe also came across pieces of a washing machine [the front panel and the rusted hulk of the electric motor], and a red kerosene container, which were located near the pile,â€? their report said. Curtis Ebbesmeyer, a Seattle oceanographer who is on the expeditionâ€™s advisory board, said it is too soon to confirm whether the debris was from a Japanese home. â€œItâ€™s like an archaeological dig,â€? he said Tuesday. â€œItâ€™s a bunch of things that could be construed as a house.â€?
March 11, 2011. In the past few months, Japanese tsunami debris found on the West Coast include a derelict fishing boat, a shipping container holding a Harley Davidson motorcycle, sports balls with their ownersâ€™ names still legible, and a large dock that washed up on an Oregon beach. Ebbesmeyer said that this is just the beginning. â€œItâ€™s just dribs and drabs right now. You can expect the main mass to arrive in October. It could be 100 times this,â€? Ebbesmeyer said Tuesday. Ebbesmeyer and Jim Ingraham are experts in â€œflotsametrics,â€? or the movement of ocean debris driven by ocean and wind currents, with more than 20 years of experience. In 2011, their ocean model, Ocean Surface Current Simulator, or OSCURS, predicted that some items with low drag and areas exposed to the wind would arrive last fall. IKKATSU EXPEDITION So far, their predictions have been proven correct, A sealed plastic bottle of iodine was found in including the fast arrival of the wreckage of a house near Cape Flattery. the lightweight fishing If so, it might be the first the Pacific Ocean following floats, which took only case of a Japanese home the devastating earthquake seven months to cross the floating 5,000 miles across and tsunami that took place Pacific.
The house remnants were found at the same beach where a cleanup crew from the Olympic Peninsula chapter of the Surfrider Foundation and the U.S. Coast Guard discovered a large black fishing float in October 2011 that was later identified by Ebbesmeyer as the first piece of identifiable tsunami debris to arrive on U.S. beaches.
More has accumulated
down a steep, overgrown cliff. In 2011, the Surfriders cleanup crew enlisted the aid of the Coast Guard to remove the trash that had been collected during a pair of beach cleanup events and stored above the high tide line. A group of Surfriders and Coast Guard crewmen rappelled down the steep hillside, packed the debris in nets and hooked it to a helicopter from Air Station/ Sector Field Office Port Angeles. Wood said Surfriders members will survey the wreckage later this week. According to area residents, the amount of debris washing up on beaches has increased dramatically. Meri Parker, general manager of the Makah tribe, said she walks Hobuck and Tsoo-yas beaches routinely. She said she has been shocked by the amount of Styrofoam and other trash seen lately on the beaches. â€œIt made me sad,â€? she said.
Since then, a large amount of debris has accumulated, much of it with Japanese markings. â€œThe beach was pristine when we left it [in the fall]. Now they said the beach is just a mess,â€? said Darryl Wood, member of the Surfrider organization. The group also found a large number of fishing floats, most with Japanese writing on them, and large chunks of Styrofoam. Surfers have been using and cleaning the private tribal beach with the permission of the Makah tribe since the 1970s, Wood said. ________ Located an inaccessible Reporter Arwyn Rice can be area, the beach can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. accessed only from the sea, 5070, or at arwyn.rice@peninsula by helicopter or by climbing dailynews.com.
Probe: Daughter needs closure Guess: â€˜Difficultâ€™ CONTINUED FROM A1 A Sheriffâ€™s Office cadaver dog later â€œalertedâ€? in four separate areas within 20 feet of where the bone was found, indicating the possible presence of other remains, Moores said. Sheriffâ€™s Office, park and tribal personnel, including archaeologists, cordoned off the area where the bone was found and Monday began excavating to search for more remains, Moores said. Search-and-rescue personnel are aiding the effort by screening dirt to find more clues, he said. A DNA profile from the bone will be compared with Tuckerâ€™s DNA profile, Moores said. It will take about a month to determine whether DNA from the tibia matches that of family members that was recently obtained when the Sheriffâ€™s Office updated its missing-person reports, he added. Her DNA profile also will be entered into the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS), an FBI database, to compare it with the profiles of missing persons nationwide, Moores said.
Last seen in 1991 Tucker, who was living with her boyfriend in a cabin at the Elwha Resort near the Elwha River Dam, was last seen New Yearâ€™s Day 1991, Moores said, adding that her disappearance was reported by her boyfriend. â€œSometimes, there is a delay in
reporting to law enforcement on missing persons just so they can verify to themselves that a person is missing,â€? Moores said, adding that the boyfriend was Hill never a suspect. The resort and its cabins, located in a remote area 10 miles from Port Angeles, no longer exists, according to a 2006 Sheriffâ€™s Department investigative report on Tuckerâ€™s disappearance.
structed in the investigative report â€œdue to the fact the original case file has been lost,â€? the report said. The 1991 investigation included use of a psychic â€œwho claimed to know where [Tucker] was located,â€? the report said. â€œThere have been no further developments that would warrant reactivating this investigation,â€? the report concluded 15 years later. The report included a synopsis from the original investigation that said Tucker â€œhas been suicidal in the past.â€? Hill said that her mother was diagnosed with agoraphobia and was unemployed and living on supplemental Social Security income when she went missing. But Hill said she did not believe her mother took her own life. â€œIt believe it was a bad combination of drinking and her medication that night,â€? Hill said. â€œIt could have caused an accident, and she could have been disoriented,â€? Hill said. Hill said the last time she visited her mother was in 1990 for Thanksgiving. Hill said that about six months earlier, her mother had left her late stepfather, whom Hill said physically abused Tucker. â€œAfter all that she had lived through, she was in a pretty good situation,â€? she said.â€œIt didnâ€™t make sense.â€?
Tuckerâ€™s daughter Sophie Hill, 42, of Eugene, Ore., who said Tuesday in a telephone interview that she thinks of her mother on a daily basis, said she was â€œpretty excitedâ€? about the bone being found. â€œEvery time I see that someone has gone missing in the news, I pray that they get an answer because when you have no answer, it drives you crazy,â€? Hill said. She said that from time to time, she visits the area near Lake Aldwell where the resort once was â€œto make an offering of flowers.â€? â€œItâ€™s a circular thing, where Iâ€™ve sort of been stuck in one step of grieving, then been circling back,â€? Hill said. â€œIt hasnâ€™t allowed me to move forward with a way to say goodbye ________ without some answerâ€? about her motherâ€™s fate, she said. Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb can be The circumstances surrounding reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5060, or at Tuckerâ€™s disappearance were recon- email@example.com.
The clue â€” which Janette Force, executive director of the film festival, characterizes as â€œdifficultâ€? â€” is: â€œThe favorite movie of one of this Special Guestâ€™s characters could have been â€˜Rooster Cogburn.â€™â€? Additional clues will be released on June 27 and July 4. Guesses will be accepted at the film festival office beginning today. The winner will be announced in July. Force said this yearâ€™s festival will include movies from 20 countries. The festival traditionally presents programs in local schools and this year is hoping to make presentations at the Chimacum and Port Townsend public schools along with the private Jefferson Community Schools. â€œStudents are enchanted with the idea of Hollywood, but they need to know that film can be an avenue of communication,â€? Force said. â€œThis can be in a lot of different areas, such as adventure and sports.â€?
Sunday night. Force said the names of the featured movies will be announced soon, and added that the experience will improve from years past since the overhead wires on Taylor Street will have been removed. â€œWeâ€™ll have some great classic films and some activities that will relate to the content of those films,â€? Force said. Guesses are accepted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with â€œcontestâ€? in the subject line, by hand, or by regular mail to the Port Townsend Film Festival office, Mount Baker Block, 211 Taylor St., Suite 32-A, Port Townsend, WA 98368. Entries must include the guess along with the guesserâ€™s name, mailing address, daytime phone and email address. Passes to the festival are available online at www. ptfilmfest.com and range from $35 to $185. There are also volunteer opportunities for people to help run the festival, transport filmmakers or assist with the parties. For more information go to www.ptfilmfest.org or phone 360-379-1333.
Free outdoor screenings
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Jefferson County Reporter Charlie
High points of the festival Bermant can be reached at 360-385are the free outdoor screen- 2335 or at charlie.bermant@peninsuings Friday, Saturday and ladailynews.com.
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