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Dogs on track for mystery site today BY ARWYN RICE PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

PORT ANGELES — Steve Markwell and 124 dogs from Forks’ Olympic Animal Sanctuary are due at their yet-undisclosed sunbelt destination early today, said a dog-rescuer who is helping Markwell relocate the animals. Markwell slipped out of Forks early Saturday morning driving a semi with a 53-foot trailer loaded with the dogs that had been housed in a two-story warehouse at 1021 Russell Road. Robert Misseri, president of the Smithtown, N.Y.-based Guardians of Rescue, said Monday he has been in regular contact with Markwell, tracking the progress of the semi and its passengers. U.S. NAVY

A Navy EA-18G Growler like those based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island is capable of landing on and taking off from aircraft carriers.

Test flights raise a ruckus Local authorities remain in the dark on coming plans

Whidbey Island residents, angry at window-rattling damage from the test flights of the heavily armed, radar-suppressing aircraft, are banding together in the hopes of eliminating the test strip near Coupeville.

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PORT TOWNSEND — Noise from Navy jet tests can be disruptive and scary for some North Olympic Peninsula residents. But local authorities have not been notified by the Navy as to the extent of its EA-18G Growler test flights out of a test base near Coupeville, just across Admiralty Inlet from Port Townsend.

The Navy is developing an environmental-impact statement to bring in two more squadrons of Growlers by 2015. The last day of the public comment period on the statement is Jan. 3. “We haven’t received a formal notice of any kind about the development of an environmental impact statement,” said Port Townsend Mayor David King, “We have no knowledge about what they are doing at this point.”

Tests of the Growler aircraft, originating from Outlying Landing Field, or OLF, Coupeville — about 8 miles as the plane flies from Port Townsend — began in 2008 and have prompted continuous complaints since then, The Seattle Times reported Monday. The OLF landing strip was built during World War II when planes were slower and quieter. The field is now a key training ground for Growlers, Boeing-built jets based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island about 10 miles north near Oak Harbor. The Navy called a moratorium on using OLF in late May until next month. TURN

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Taking breaks with dogs The trip has been slowed because Markwell is the only driver and he has stopped to feed and water the dogs and take the animals out for breaks, Misseri said following cellphone conversations with Markwell. Neither Misseri nor Markwell has disclosed where the semi is headed. Guardians of Rescue is organizing the dogs’ release to other organizations from an undisclosed rendezvous that Misseri would only say is in a warmer climate. “The safety of those animals is our only concern. This is going to be a tremendous endeavor,” Misseri said. Markwell was on the road with the dogs before he contacted Misseri to find a place for them, and their meeting place was selected late Saturday.

‘Hour from anywhere’ He described today’s rendezvous at a distribution center as being located “an hour from anywhere.” “There isn’t another place on the planet that would let that truck pull up and unload those dogs,” Misseri said. TURN

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State’s website Young journalists start paper Dry Creek students offline for hours are co-editors of BY DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SEATTLE — The state’s online health insurance exchange was offline overnight until nearly 9 a.m. on Monday despite a looming deadline for Washington residents to sign up for health insurance — or at least try to start the process. Although the federal website for the program known as “Obamacare” will take applications through today, Washington state’s site passed its deadline at midnight Monday. Despite hours of unexpected down time, officials at Washington Healthplanfinder were expecting Monday to be their busiest day of traffic since the site opened Oct. 1, said Michael

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BY ARWYN RICE PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

PORT ANGELES — A broken leg and two curious students resulted in the creation of a student newspaper at Dry Creek Elementary School. When fifth-grade teacher Patricia Schromen broke her leg ARWYN RICE/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS at the beginning of the school year, students began asking questions. Maizie Tucker, right, and Talia Anderson, fifth-grade

students at Dry Creek Elementary School, review an edition of their student newspaper, The Fifth Grade Blurb. “Everyone wanted to know

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what was happening,” said Maizie Tucker, co-editor of The Fifth Grade Blurb. Tucker and co-editor Talia Anderson, both students in

Schromen wasn’t returning Schromen’s class, decided that someone needed to find the this year, they learned, and they answers — and that they were would get a long-term substitute. the ones to do it. TURN TO PAPER/A4

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Lawrence edges Cyrus in AP survey THE BATTLE FOR AP Entertainer of the Year came down to the Girl on Fire and the Queen of Twerk. Jennifer Lawrence edged out Miley Cyrus by one vote in The Associated Press’ Lawrence annual survey of its newspaper and broadcast members and subscribers for Entertainer of the Year. There were 70 ballots submitted by U.S. editors and news directors. Voters were asked to consider who had the most influence on entertainment and culture in 2013. Lawrence won 15 votes. Cyrus had 14. Netflix was a close third, earning 13 votes for altering the TV landscape with its ondemand format and hit original series. Lawrence declined comment for this story.

Film delayed Universal Pictures has delayed the release of “Fast & Furious 7” for almost a year following the death of star Paul Walker. The studio announced Monday that the “Fast & Furious” sequel will be

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Country music artist Wynonna Judd performs in concert during her “A Simpler Christmas Tour 2013” at the Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center on Sunday in York, Pa. released in April 2015, instead of July. Shooting on the film was about halfway finished when Walker the 40-yearold Walker died in a car crash outside of Los Angeles. Walker still will appear in the film, though Universal has not said exactly how it will handle his unfinished performance. Co-star Vin Diesel first posted the news on Facebook, telling his fans that,

“He’d want you to know first.” The franchise has been one of Universal’s most lucrative, grossing almost $2.4 billion worldwide since 2001. The last film, “Fast & Furious 6,” made $789 million. Production on “Fast & Furious 7” was on Thanksgiving break when Walker and his friend, Roger Rodas, died in a fiery crash in Valencia on Nov. 30. Rodas, 38, was driving his 2005 Porsche Carrera GT with Walker in the passenger seat.

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________ BETHINE CHURCH, 90, the widow of four-term Idaho Sen. Frank Church and the grand dame of Idaho Democrats, died Saturday, her son said. In a Facebook post, Chase Church said Mrs. Church died “from old age,” and had spent her Mrs. Church past two in 2008 weeks at home on hospice care. Mrs. Church was the daughter of Chase Clark, an Idaho governor in the

Laugh Lines AS THEY DO every year, al-Qaida has threatened to disrupt and ruin Christmas. You know, we already have a group that disrupts and ruins Christmas every year. They’re called relatives. Jay Leno

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1940s. She grew up in Mackay and Idaho Falls. Frank Church grew up in Boise. They married in 1947. Sen. Church was the most influential Idaho politician ever, and Mrs. Curch was his partner in his public career. He served 24 years in the U.S. Senate, the lone Idaho Democrat to win more than one term. Sen. Church died in 1984. Mrs. Church went on to found the Sawtooth Society, which led private conservation efforts in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area; she supported expanding wilderness into the Boulder and White Cloud mountains; and she helped create the Frank Church Institute at Boise State University that supports a scholar and hosts a worldclass annual conference.

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Setting it Straight violence,” he told The Associated Press in 2007. The AK-47 — “Avtomat Kalashnikov” and the year it went into production — is the world’s most popular firearm, favored by guerrillas, terrorists and the soldiers of many armies. An estimated 100 million guns are spread worldwide. Though it isn’t especially accurate, its ruggedness and simplicity are exemplary: it performs in sandy or wet conditions which jam more sophisticated weapons such as the U.S. M-16.

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Passings MIKHAIL KALASHNIKOV, 94, the designer of the AK-47 assault rifle, died Monday in a hospital in Izhevsk, the capital of the Udmurtia republic where he lived, said Viktor Chulkov, a spokesman for the republic’s president. Chulkov did not give a cause of death. Mr. Kalashnikov had been hospitalized for the past Mr. month with Kalashnikov unspecified in 2009 health problems. It was the carnage of World War, when Nazi Germany overran much of the Soviet Union, which altered Mr. Kalashnikov’s course from designing farm machinery to the world’s most popular firearm and made his name as wellknown for bloodshed as Smith, Wesson and Colt. Mr. Kaslashnikov often said he felt personally untroubled by his contribution to bloodshed. “I sleep well. It’s the politicians who are to blame for failing to come to an agreement and resorting to

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Peninsula Lookback From the pages of the PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

1938 (75 years ago) Approximately 350 Port Angeles elementary, junior high and senior high school students presented the annual Christmas Carol Concert in the Roosevelt High School gymnasium. As a special attraction, John Gallacci, Roosevelt High School graduate now attending the University of Washington, appeared as guest soloist. Gallacci, a tenor, is studying under Elizabeth Jacques Snyder in Seattle. Irene B. Wood is music supervisor for the school system and directed the high school chorus. R.G. Wise directed the orchestra.

1963 (50 years ago) An unusually large flock of swans flew over Port Angeles and the Dungeness Valley, several observers reported to the Port Angeles Evening News. The swans usually fly over the area in small numbers on their south-

bound migration, favoring Dungeness Harbor and Port Angeles Harbor off Ediz Hook. The large flock was last seen heading not southbound but easterly toward Jefferson County.

1988 (25 years ago) At least eight lighted boats cruised Port Angeles Harbor, led by the Western Transportation tug Jupiter. Carolers from area choir groups sang aboard the vessel Celtic Aire at Port Angeles City Pier. And the tug Bee provided Christmas music throughout the entire waterfront parade, a Port Angeles Christmas season tradition for more than 25 years.

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TODAY IS TUESDAY, Dec. 24, the 358th day of 2013. There are seven days left in the year. This is Christmas Eve. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On Dec. 24, 1913, 73 people, most of them children, died in a crush of panic after someone falsely called out “Fire!” during a Christmas party for striking miners and their families at the Italian Hall in Calumet, Mich. On this date: ■ In 1524, Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama — who had discovered a sea route around Africa to India — died in Cochin, India. ■ In 1814, the War of 1812 officially ended as the United States and Britain signed the

Treaty of Ghent. ■ In 1851, fire devastated the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., destroying about 35,000 volumes. ■ In 1865, several veterans of the Confederate Army formed a private social club in Pulaski, Tenn., called the Ku Klux Klan. ■ In 1871, Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Aida” had its world premiere in Cairo, Egypt. ■ In 1906, Canadian physicist Reginald A. Fessenden became the first person to transmit the human voice — his own — as well as music over radio, from Brant Rock, Mass. ■ In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower supreme

commander of Allied forces in Europe as part of Operation Overlord. ■ In 1951, Gian Carlo Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” the first opera written specifically for television, was first broadcast by NBC-TV. ■ In 1968, the Apollo 8 astronauts, orbiting the moon, read passages from the Old Testament Book of Genesis during a Christmas Eve telecast. ■ In 1980, Americans remembered the U.S. hostages in Iran by burning candles or shining lights for 417 seconds — one second for each day of captivity. ■ Ten years ago: A roadside bomb exploded north of Baghdad,

killing three U.S. soldiers in the deadliest attack on Americans to that time following Saddam Hussein’s capture. ■ Five years ago: A man dressed in a Santa Claus suit shot his way into the Covina, Calif., home of his former in-laws and set it on fire, killing nine people. The attacker, identified as Bruce Jeffrey Pardo, committed suicide the next day. ■ One year ago: An ex-con gunned down two firefighters in Webster, N.Y., after luring them to his suburban Rochester neighborhood by setting a car and a house ablaze, then took shots at police and committed suicide while several homes burned.


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A3 Briefly: Nation Judge allows gay marriage to continue SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge said Monday he will allow gay marriage in Utah to continue, denying a request from the state to halt same-sex weddings until the appeals process plays out. U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby’s decision came three days after he overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, ruling it is unconstitutional. Utah lawyers are expected to ask a higher court to put the process on hold. The county clerk in Salt Lake City immediately began issuing licenses after Shelby’s ruling Friday, and hundreds more gay couples were lined up Monday to get married. The ruling has drawn attention given Utah’s long-standing opposition to gay marriage and its position as headquarters for the Mormon church. Lawyers for the state waged a legal battle on several fronts as they sought to stop the samesex weddings.

tal in Oakland, where Jahi is on life support, have concluded she is brain dead. But Jahi’s family disputes that. They also Jahi want a third evaluation by Paul Byrne, a pediatric professor at the University of Toledo. The judge is expected to take that request up at a hearing scheduled today. Jahi’s family said the girl bled profusely after a routine tonsillectomy and then went into cardiac arrest before being declared brain dead Dec. 12.

U.S. moves troops

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is moving additional Marines and aircraft from Spain to the Horn of Africa to provide embassy security and help with evacuations from violencewracked South Sudan. Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said Monday that the commander in Africa is getting the forces ready for any request that may come from the U.S. State Department. A defense official said the 2nd opinion sought extra forces moving to Djibouti will bring the total U.S. troops OAKLAND, Calif. — A Caliin the region to 150, with 10 airfornia judge has ordered a second medical evaluation to deter- craft, including Osprey helicopmine whether a girl on life sup- ters and C-130 transport planes. Of those forces, about 45 U.S. port following tonsil surgery is Army troops are in South Sudan brain dead. providing security. The order by Alameda The remainder are in DjiCounty Superior Court Judge bouti, where the U.S. maintains Evelio Grillio calls for 13-yearits only permanent military old Jahi McMath to be examined by Paul Graham Fisher, the base in Africa. The official was not authochief of child neurology at Stanrized to speak publicly so spoke ford University School of Medion condition of anonymity. cine. Doctors at Children’s HospiThe Associated Press

Fallout of health care law tightens key races Democrats face struggles in elections BY THOMAS BEAUMONT THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Thanks to the fiasco that followed the launch of President Barack Obama’s health care law, Democrats are bracing for hard-fought Senate races in states they had hoped to win with ease just two months ago. Weeks of technical problems with the health insurance enrollment website and anxiety over insurance cancellations for millions of people have erased early advantages enjoyed by Democratic candidates Gary Peters in Michigan and Mark Udall in Colorado. As the election year dawns, those problems have widened the narrow opening for Republicans to retake control of the Senate. “There’s not a lot of wiggle room here. Colorado is definitely in play,” said Craig Hughes, a Denver-based Democratic consultant who ran Obama’s 2012 Colorado campaign and Democratic

Sen. Michael Bennet’s 2010 campaign. “The website was a disaster, and the process of changing insurance is inherently difficult. This is not Peters going to be a smooth process.” Republicans need to pick up six seats to win the Senate in a midterm election year that typically hurts the party in the White House.

Possible GOP aid A victory in either Michigan or Colorado — both carried by Obama in 2012 and 2008 — would greatly boost their chances. Democrats already are defending Senate seats in seven states that Obama won, including three where incumbents are retiring. Peters, a third-term congressman, and Udall, a first-term senator, both voted for the 2010 health care bill. They echoed Obama’s often repeated but now discredited statement that people who had health insurance before the law took effect could keep it if they were satisfied.

By mid-November, 4.2 million Americans had received insurance cancellation notices, according to an Associated Press review, including at least 225,000 in Michigan. Not even 7,000 Michigan residents had enrolled through the federal insurance exchange as of Nov. 30, according to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. That number is expected to increase, but the early glitches kept sign-ups well below expectations. At the same time, unemployment in Michigan hovers above the national average, and its biggest city, Detroit, is in bankruptcy.

Pitted against turnout Democrats are fighting to reverse the historic drop-off in Democratic voter turnout in midterm elections, a problem that’s compounded by the fact that Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, who’s also on next year’s ballot, is polling well ahead of his littleknown Democrat challenger, former U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer. In Colorado, at least 106,000 people had received cancellation notices as of mid-November, while fewer than 10,000 had enrolled in the state-run health insurance exchange.

Briefly: World Members of Russian punk band released KRASNOYARSK, Russia — Two jailed members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot were released Monday by an amnesty law both described as the Kremlin’s public relations stunt ahead of the Winter Olympics. Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were granted amnesty under a law passed last week, which was largely Alekhina viewed as the Kremlin’s attempt to soothe criticism of Russia’s human rights record ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi in February. The third member, Yekaterina Samutsevich, was released on suspended sentence months after all three were found guilty of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred and sentenced to two years in prison for the performance at Moscow’s main cathedral in March 2012.

Peace conference UNITED NATIONS — Sec-

retary-General Ban Ki-moon said Iran is a very important regional power that can play a major role in helping end the Syrian conflict and should be allowed to participate in next month’s peace conference in Switzerland. Lakhdar Brahimi, the U.N.Arab League Syria envoy, said Friday the United States is blocking Iran’s participation. The U.N. chief said Monday he plans to issue invitations before the end of December to the Jan. 22 peace conference and expressed hope that “the question of Iran’s participation is resolved soon.”

At least 26 dead BAGHDAD — A new wave of attacks across Iraq including an assault on a TV station killed at least 26 people Monday, officials said, as the government pressed on with its offensive to hunt down al-Qaida-linked militants in the country’s volatile western desert. Five attackers stormed the offices of the channel owned by the provincial government of Salaheddin in the city of Tikrit north of Baghdad, one blowing up a suicide car bomb at the gate and two more setting off explosive suicide belts inside, police said. Two more were killed by security forces. The Associated Press

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Thai anti-government protesters, right, push through line of riot police during a rally at the Department of Special Investigation on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday. About 5,000 protesters took part in the rally and later stormed into the DSI office building. The DSI charged protest leaders on charges of holding illegal demonstrations last week and froze their bank accounts.

No extension for Boston bombing suspect? THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

BOSTON — Federal prosecutors said the Boston Marathon bombing suspect should not get more time to decide whether to ask to move his trial out of the city. Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said a Feb. 28 deadline to decide whether to ask for a change of venue is premature because Attorney General Eric Holder isn’t expected to announce if prosecutors will seek the death penalty until late January.

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U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz asked a judge Monday to keep the deadline as is. She said the defense has provided no compelling reason to extend it and doing so indefinitely will adversely impact the prompt administration of justice. Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty in the April 15 bombing, which killed three people and injured more than 260 others. His brother died following a shootout with police.

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Nation: Suspect in slaying thought he was the victim

Nation: Rain, ice tapers, cold temperatures remain

World: Gunmen add to growing abduction issue

World: Riding school tax prompts mounted protest

THE ATTORNEY FOR a Central Texas man accused of killing a sheriff’s deputy said the man thought he was the victim of a home invasion when he opened fire. Henry Goedrich Magee is accused of capital murder of a peace officer in the death of Sgt. Adam Sowders. The Burleson County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that investigators had found the semi-automatic rifle used to kill Sowders at Magee’s rural home near Somerville, about 90 miles northwest of Houston. District Attorney Julie Renken declined to comment on specific allegations due to the investigation.

A STEADY DIET of freezing rain and cold temperatures means parts of the country socked by a wild weekend storm will be covered with ice through Christmas and beyond. After the first full day of winter brought everything from balmy temperatures along the Mid-Atlantic to snow in the Midwest and ice, snow and flooding in the Great Lakes, utilities warned that some people who lost electricity could remain in the dark through Wednesday. Untreated roads and sidewalks from the upper Midwest to northern New England are expected to remain dangerous as the holiday approaches.

POLICE SAID GUNMEN have abducted a Lebanese businessman in Kano, Nigeria, where people often are kidnapped for ransom. A spokesman said Hassan Zein was seized Monday by armed men who stormed the compound of the M.C. Plastic Co. factory in Nigeria’s second city of Kano. Assistant superintendent Musa Magaji Majiya said the unidentified attackers have not yet made a ransom demand. Such kidnappings have become common across Nigeria. Almost all hostages are left unharmed and released once a ransom is paid.

HORSE RIDERS AND trainers are demonstrating against a plan to nearly triple the tax on riding schools in France. On Monday, protesters and their horses marched on the Finance Ministry in Paris, and staged a protest in Brussels as well as some other cities. Enthusiasts fear the higher tax will make lessons too expensive, and force many schools to close. They also worry it will further chip away at rural traditions already struggling in a stagnant economy. France is set to raise the tax as of January to adhere to European Union regulations.


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Port Angeles Farmers Market board member Sharah Truett, right, reads “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” to Carter Talmadge, 4; Freda Talmadge and Jack Clemens, 8, during a storytelling session at the market on Saturday. In addition to holiday stories, market shoppers were treated to free hot cider.

PT Food Bank changes pickup days for holidays BY CHARLIE BERMANT PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Food Bank has changed its day of operation for the next two weeks in order to accommodate the holidays. The food bank is normally open Wednesdays but has switched to Mondays for Dec. 23 and Dec. 30, according to its director, Shirley Moss. The hours of operation, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., are unchanged. The distribution on Monday included main course extras, with visitors given a choice of ham, turkey or catfish for their holiday meals, while the Dec. 30 distribution will be the normal fare, Moss said. 2013 was a big year for the food bank, Moss said, a trend she expects will continue through the next year. “We grew in 2013 in terms of all the people we served but also increased our resources,” she said. “It was a good year for us.” Her 2014 wish list is already fulfilled with the planned installation of a walk-in freezer scheduled for the spring. Moss said the food bank is looking for donations of canned protein such as tuna and beans but would prefer cash donations as they can be lever-

CONTINUED FROM A1 thing about the ferry, the Navy has been really good Last week, the Navy about corresponding with notified residents that it us,” Sandoval said. On the other hand, when will resume flying at that time but would limit the an EIS for the relocation of flights from the Coupeville the ferry docks was under strip to about 6,000 a year. development, there were Residents there told The separate programs for Port Seattle Times that training Townsend and Coupeville. Sandoval said she felt flights over Coupeville houses continue from 10 the programs should have a.m. to 1 a.m. at least five been combined. “This affects all the comdays a week. The Navy says that munities, so it would be night trainings critical to good if we could bring them pilot training, especially for all together,” she said. “If you have separate landings in darkness on airprograms, one community craft carriers. Several tests reportedly doesn’t know what the took place this summer other is doing.” Same holds true for the over Port Townsend and Port Angeles, prompting additional squadrons of both cities to ask the Navy Navy Growlers, she said. Sandoval said she would for more proactive notices of like the comment period the tests. extended past Jan. 3 to give Port Townsend residents a No meet on Peninsula chance to weigh in on the Meetings to take testi- matter. mony in the preparation of “As the tests have gotten the environmental impact louder, they have become statement, or EIS, took more difficult to ignore,” she place in Oak Harbor, Coupe- said. “People wish they could ville and Anacortes earlier this month, but no meeting get a heads-up when this is was scheduled on the North happening.” Both Sandoval and King Olympic Peninsula or at said they will push for an any other location. The public can comment extension of the comment online at www.whidbeyeis. period. Navy spokeswoman com by accessing a comment form under the “com- Liane Nakahara said she wasn’t familiar with the ments” menu. The lack of weaving Port specifics of the EIS preparaTownsend into the EIS tion but said “in some cases, notice process particularly they will extend the comsurprised City Council ment period if enough peomember Michelle Sandoval, ple ask.” who as mayor fielded sev________ eral noise complaints in Jefferson County Editor Charlie 2012. Bermant can be reached at 360“Whenever there has 385-2335 or cbermant@peninsula been a Navy issue or some- dailynews.com.

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Merita Tavoi of Port Townsend loads a turkey on her cart at the Food Bank on Monday. The Food Bank is opening on consecutive Mondays due to the Christmas and New Year’s Day falling on Wednesdays, its normal day of operation.

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CONTINUED FROM A1 port and kennels,” he said. Several pallets of dog Most of the dogs were food have been ordered and aged to purchase a greater amount of tain View Commons, 1919 Blaine St. turned over to the no-kill will be waiting, and a vetOlympic Animal Sanctuary erinarian will be at the site food. ________ after they were determined when Markwell arrives. The food bank is also in need of pet Jefferson County Editor Charlie Bermant can to be dangerous and have a food donations, she said. be reached at 360-385-2335 or cbermant@ history of attacking or bit- Individual kennels The food bank is located at Moun- peninsuladailynews.com. ing other animals or people. Every dog will be examEach of the organiza- ined and given a microchip tions receiving the dogs will and its own 8-foot-by-12be fully informed of the ani- foot kennel during its stay mal’s history, Misseri said. at the distribution center. “There will be a file on “These are not dogs who every dog,” he said. tion of activities, including Tucker and Anderson to the possibly someday to the can be placed together,” a word search. use of clip art and the com- whole school. Misseri said. “We’ve been talking to Which organizations? “The Blurb is a snippet puter writing program The organization is short the other fifth-grade teacher of what’s going on this Microsoft Word. Misseri said he didn’t yet on kennels and needs more week,” Tucker said. Now she plans on transi- and said, ‘This is what we’re know what organizations to house all 124 dogs, he A second October issue tioning the two girls to doing,’” Tucker said. will be represented at the said. Tucker said she wants to distribution center. Cash donations to help was created when teacher Microsoft Publisher. be a journalist someday, but Margaret Freter, who took “I hope everyone who pay for dog food and initial Anderson said she is less said they would help shows medical care can be made over the class while Schro- Improving their work certain of her own path. men was on medical leave, up. We hope they all stand at the Guardians of Rescue “It was weird to see our “They’re hard workers by us,” he said. website, www.guardiansodecided that there should first one,” Tucker said, not- and they are very creative,” be more news. Misseri said he would frescue.org. Information on how to Both girls were academi- ing the improvements they Dry Creek Principal Mary have preferred organizing the transferal of dogs from donate kennels to Guardcally strong and sometimes have made in the past three Hebert said. the warehouse in Forks ians of Rescue will be got ahead in their school- months. _________ released as soon as arrangeNow the young journalrather than on the road. work, so they could use Reporter Arwyn Rice can be “It’s going to be a long ments are made with their free time to create the ists want to expand their reached at 360-452-2345, ext. classroom paper to the 5070, or at arwyn.rice@peninsula journey. I wish it didn’t Lowe’s Home Improvement, paper, Freter said. have to end this way,” he from which the organizaFreter introduced whole fifth grade — and dailynews.com. tion will purchase kennel said. Guardians of Rescue is materials, Misseri said. seeking donations for the ________ dogs’ care until they are Reporter Arwyn Rice can be ready to be distributed to reached at 360-452-2345, ext. participating rescue groups. 5070 or arwyn.rice@peninsula went down and delayed will cover them retroac- Washington residents have “We’re going to need sup- dailynews.com. completed their applicaWashington’s planned tively to Jan. 1. Washington will not be tions for private insurance work, he said. Those who start their mirroring the federal and made their first payapplication on wahealth exchange by giving people ment. An additional 61,000 planfinder.org by midnight an extra day to start their Monday will have some applications, Marchand had done everything but made the first payment. extra time to complete it said. But staff members are Thousands more were amid and still get health insurreaching out by phone, the process. ance starting Jan. 1. email and mail to see if Since Oct. 1, more than people need help complet- 150,000 people have entered Deadline extended ing applications, he said. their information in the Officials at the health “We’re trying to be very exchange and found out exchange announced last proactive with people who they were eligible for free week they would extend the are trying to complete their health insurance through deadline to help more peo- applications, and who want Medicaid. ple sign up. or need that coverage to Before health care If they complete the start Jan. 1,” Marchand reform went into effect, an application they began by said. estimated 1 million WashMonday and pay by Jan. 15, As of the beginning of ington residents did not their insurance benefits last week, about 32,000 have health insurance.

Paper: Students use free time CONTINUED FROM A1 But simply telling their classmates what they learned wasn’t enough. The pair decided that it needed to be in print, so they set out to create the classroom newspaper. They settled down to figure out what needed to be in their newspaper, beyond the original concept of informing their classmates about their teacher’s injury. October’s first issue of The Fifth Grade Blurb featured hand-drawn graphics, classroom news and a selec-

Website: Maintenance closure CONTINUED FROM A1 The extra work updated and fixed about 5,000 applications plagued by computer glitches that kept consumers from signing up for health insurance, Marchand said. Those people will be notified automatically that their applications are ready for completion. The Washington exchange has been closed for maintenance in the early morning hours nearly every weekend since October, Marchand said. Monday morning’s efforts were extended because the federal site

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Jobless rate stays steady on Peninsula Clallam, Jefferson lose 460 positions in November BY ROB OLLIKAINEN PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

Clallam and Jefferson counties shed a combined 460 jobs last month — mostly in the service sectors — but saw little change in their unemployment rates, according to the latest state estimates. Clallam County lost 340 jobs in November, including 220 service-producing jobs, as its unemployment rate rose from a revised 8.3 percent in October to a preliminary 8.5 percent in November, the state Employment Security Department reported Monday. All but 20 of those lost jobs were in the private sector. The Jefferson County unemployment rate remained at 8.2 percent in November despite the loss of 120 jobs. Service trades accounted for 110 jobs lost in Jefferson County.

Rates vs. trends

25,130 Clallam County residents with a job and 2,350 seeking work, Employment Security said. Jefferson County had 10,540 residents with a job and 940 looking for work. The Peninsula unemployment rates were slightly higher in November 2012 than they were last month. Unemployment was 9.1 percent in Clallam County and 8.7 percent in Jefferson County 13 months ago. November estimates for initial, continued and exhausted unemployment claims were not published with the jobless report released Monday. Meanwhile, the statewide jobless rate fell from 7 percent in October to 6.8 percent in November, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The national jobless rate dropped from 7.3 percent in October to 7 percent last month. Across the state, Grays Harbor County had the highest November unemployment rate in the state at 11.3 percent. Whitman County in Southeast Washington had the lowest unemployment among the state’s 39 counties at 4.7 percent.

Unemployment rates can differ from trends in the number of jobs gained or lost because of changes in the size of the labor force and because of people who commute to other counties for work, regional labor economist Jim Vleming has said. ________ Jobless rates do not Reporter Rob Ollikainen can be account for those who have reached at 360-452-2345, ext. stopped looking for work. 5072, or at rollikainen@peninsula Last month, there were dailynews.com.

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Collecting items before classes start at Roosevelt Elementary School in Port Angeles last week are Jenna Gates, standing, and, from left, Jessiah Yeater, teacher Kelly Sanders, Chelsea Fowler, Breanna Willard and Andrea Matheny. The student with her back to the camera is not identified.

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Sanders said. “With the money that was PORT ANGELES — Roosevelt donated — $1,390 of the total — Elementary students, staff and we are able to give every family a families collected 4,617 items of turkey and additional food items clothing, books, food and cash dona- such as bread, cereal, pastas, tions for families with students at sauces, PB & J, and lots of other the school during the school’s extras.” annual holiday drive from Dec. 9-13. Stores donated too The collection included non-perishable food items, books, clothing, Sanders noted that Sunny toiletries and money to purchase Farms donated 70 bags of potatoes turkeys that will be distributed — each 10-pounds — and Grocery among Roosevelt families in need. Outlet donated bread and a $50 “Students and staff put together store credit. 61 boxes of food,” organizer Kelly The Roosevelt Parent Teacher

Association donated $500 and school staff made donations to help purchase turkeys and hams. Teams of students and staff competed to collect the most. The Blue Team took first place with a total of 2,153 items, while the Red Team collected 1,964 items. The top three classes won a popcorn and movie party. Taking first place was Kelly Sanders’ class with 817 items. Second place was held by Craig Chambers’ class with 398 items. Bill Prorok’s class, which collected 330 items, took third place.

Grants available for events, PA police given projects encouraging tourism $125,000 grant Department plans to fill vacancy BY JEREMY SCHWARTZ PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

PORT ANGELES — The city’s Police Department plans to hire an officer to fill an anticipated vacancy using a $125,000 federal hiring grant. The Port Angeles Police Department was awarded the federal Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS, grant in September after applying in June, Deputy Police Chief Brian Smith said. The grant will pay for about half the cost of a fulltime police officer for three years. Smith said. The city will pick up the rest.

Third since 2009

“I’m not sure we should move into the recruitment of an officer yet until we have a discussion on the [city budget] priorities,” Bruch said.

Future vacancy Police Chief Terry Gallagher said the new officer would not add to the city’s 32-member police force. Instead the new hire will fill a vacancy he expects in the near future. As part of the requirements of the grant, the Police Department must hire a military veteran who served after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and keep that officer for at least 12 months after the grant expires, Smith said. Smith said the three COPS grants the city has received have been used to fund four commissioned officer positions since 2009, not including the grant awarded this year.

The 2013 grant is the third the city has received since 2009, Smith added. City Council members voted 6-1, with Councilwoman Sissi Bruch opposed, to accept the grant at their Dec. 17 meeting. Bruch said she sup________ ported accepting the grant but said she was not comReporter Jeremy Schwartz can fortable with immediately be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. beginning the search for a 5074, or at jschwartz@peninsula new officer. dailynews.com.

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PORT ANGELES — The Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau is taking applications for 2014 tourismenhancement grants for events and projects that encourage overnight visitation, bureau Executive Director Diane Schostak announced Monday. “We’re going fishing,” she said. The bureau next year expects to award some $30,000 worth of tourism grants on behalf of Clallam County. The funding comes from a 4 percent lodging tax in

unincorporated Clallam County. That includes motels, campgrounds, RV parks and Olympic National Park lodges. Clallam County collects about $400,000 per year in total lodging tax revenue, a portion of which is distributed in the form of the tourism enhancement grants. “We administer them on behalf of Clallam County,” Schostak said. “We’re kind of an inbetween.” The lion’s share of county lodging tax revenue — $380,000 was budgeted for 2014 — is used to market the North Olympic Peninsula.

The grants are typically for $5,000. “We are delighted to offer these grant funds to support projects and events that attract overnight visitors and add to the quality of our guests’ Olympic Peninsula experiences,” Schostak said in a Monday announcement.

According to a statewide travel impacts study, Clallam County tourism accounts for 3,240 jobs and $212.3 million in annual spending, Schostak said. Applications are reviewed throughout the year as long as funds are available. “We really want people to be successful,” Schostak said. “That’s what this fund is for.” For more information about the tourism grants or to apply, click on www. tinyurl.com/OPVB-grants or phone Schostak at 360452-8552.

County officials say they are monitoring the Tolt River at Carnation for potential flooding. Steady rainfall has brought the river up to flood alert level, but only minor flooding in low-lying areas is expected. County staff will moni-

tor stream gages and weather reports and will offer updates on river conditions as necessary. Real-time river level information is available online at www.kingcounty. gov/flood. The Associated Press

Past recipients of the tourism grants include the Olympic Adventure Trail Run, Olympic BirdFest, Tour de Lavender and the sprint boat races at Extreme Sports Park.

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Plan would end free parking for disabled

State’s disability services may be falling short THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SEATTLE — As many as 550 people living with disabilities in Washington state may have been deprived of services they were entitled to for decades, The Seattle Times reported in Monday’s editions. “Some of them didn’t get some services they would have benefited from, and none of them got the kind of record keeping [the federal government] says they were entitled to,” said Kevin Quigley, who became secretary of the Department of Social and Health Services early this year. Federal law requires that federally funded long term-care facilities provide any services residents need, including behavioral therapy, personal-care training and skill-building exercises.

Report: Drivers abusing placard for handicapped BY JERRY CORNFIELD THE [EVERETT] DAILY HERALD

OLYMPIA — Tens of thousands of drivers with disabilities could soon find their blue placard doesn’t guarantee them unlimited free parking in Washington. A report delivered to lawmakers recommends that drivers whose disability doesn’t prevent them from feeding coins into a meter should pay, and only those physically unable to reach a machine be allowed to park for free. Making some placard-holders pay should remove a major incentive for those who fraudulently use them to park as long as they want in reserved spaces for free, concluded members of a work group who wrote the 47-page report [http://tinyurl.com/pdndisabled]. “It is apparent that free parking or allowing time beyond that posted for those with the disabled placard or license plate are the likely root causes to fraudulent use of disabled parking privileges,” the report states.

Legislative creation The Legislature created the nineperson work group in June to find ways to curb abuse of the placards and license plates, determine if placards are too easy to obtain and if the practice of allowing physicians sign off on applications is too loose and in need of revising. Many of Washington’s roughly 5.3 million licensed drivers possess disabled-parking placards. In mid-July, the Department of Licensing had 687,005 permanent placards and 47,596 license plates, both of which are renewable every five years. An additional 26,100 temporary placards had been handed out; those are valid for no more than six months. The panel had members from the state departments of licensing and health, the Governor’s Committee on

One of the placards issued by the state Department of Licensing. Disability Issues and Employment, The Arc of Washington and the city of Seattle, where improper use is more prevalent than in any other community in the state. One of the most significant recommendations will be to require holders of the familiar blue placards to start paying for on-street parking unless they qualify for an exemption because of their physical limitations.

Privilege to anyone Existing state law provides the privilege to anyone with a valid disabled parking placard or license plate. The work group tried unsuccessfully to figure out the intent behind that provision of state law. “We were not able to determine intent and could not find a nexus between having a disability and being able to pay for parking,” they wrote. The work group recommends a person be granted a meter-exempt placard if they cannot: ■ Insert coins in parking meters or obtain tickets from ticket machines in parking lots or ramps because of a lack of fine motor control of both hands. ■ Reach up to 42 inches from the ground, because of lack of finger, hand or upper extremity strength or mobility. ■ Approach a parking meter because of use of a wheelchair or other device. ■ Walk more than 20 feet because

of an orthopedic, neurological, cardiovascular or lung condition that is so severe that the ability to walk is almost completely impeded.

Local control urged The report also recommends cities and counties are given the authority to allow for free parking or additional time for all placard holders if they choose. Other recommendations include harsher penalties for illegally obtaining or using a placard. They want punishment changed from a traffic infraction with a fine to a misdemeanor offense that carries a threat of time behind bars. Redesigning placards would help law enforcement officers determine when one is expired or being improperly used. They suggest adding a serial number at the center and a barcode on the bottom that could be easily scanned through the window. If lawmakers embrace the idea, licensing officials estimated it would take two years to design a new placard and develop rules on how it would be given out, according to the report. The work group suggests several wording changes on the forms physicians fill out to make drivers eligible to obtain a placard. Lawmakers are expected to consider the report and its recommendation in the 2014 session which begins Jan. 13.

Evaluations The state will spend the next six months evaluating all residents of longterm care facilities to determine what services they need, Quigley said. Gov. Jay Inslee put $4.2 million in his supplemental budget proposal for evaluations. It is unclear how much it will ultimately cost to fix the problem and how much of a penalty the federal government may impose for years of violations. In a letter to state officials last month, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services initially estimated a $16 million penalty just for the two years of denied services to 27 residents at Spokane-area Lakeland Village.

Quigley, who noted regulators have not before mentioned this issue to Washington, said he is not focused on the potential penalty. “All that matters right now is, let’s fix it,” he said. “Fix it as fast as we can.” Nursing-facility services make up a small part of Washington’s $900 million system to help residents with developmental disabilities.

State centers About 850 of the more than 20,000 people receiving services live at one of four state residential rehabilitative centers: Lakeland Village, Fircrest School in Shoreline, Rainier School in Buckley and Yakima Valley School in Selah. Most of those residents live in the centers’ intermediate-care facilities, which provide specialized services meant to help participants function better in society. But Lakeland, Fircrest and Yakima Valley also have nursing facilities for residents who need more medical care and help with basic living. Washington started the nursing-facility program in 1992, said Sue Elliott, who at that time served as director of DSHS services for the developmentally disabled. She said lawmakers faced a budget deficit and thought nursing facilities would be less expensive to run than the traditional intermediate-care facilities. They were cheaper because they didn’t provide specialized services, Elliott said.

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“Flash mob” carolers, from left, Kathy Corriell; Debbie Tiemersma; Matthew Tiemersma, 13; Larry Tiemersma; Brianna Tiemersma, 11; and Sarah Tiemersma, 14, sing Christmas songs at the Port Angeles Farmers Market at The Gateway transit center in Port Angeles on Saturday. The carolers were encouraging other market patrons to join in as they strolled around the pavilion.

Briefly: State Worker hurt in fall from Pinto Dam

Airline spokesman Joe Sprague said the airline is spreading a little holiday joy while encouraging people to try Uber on their smart phones. During the two-day promotion, Uber rides will be charged to Alaska Airlines.

Two-year terms The pair, elected independently during the November board meeting, will serve for at least two years in these roles. They will be joined on the executive committee by three at large members: Kevin Laverty of Mukilteo, Judy Jennings of Bonney

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Machinists vote SEATTLE — Machinists who are on vacation will still get a chance to vote on a proposed contract with Boeing Co. Union officials said in a message to members Monday that they are developing an absentee-ballot process for those who cannot make it to the polls Jan. 3. The Associated Press

Lake and Isabel MuñozColón of Tacoma. Mayer leads the KLMayer Consulting Group of Port Townsend, which works with nonprofit organizations and foundations. New members of the board are governor appointees Jeff Estes of Richland and Holly Koon of Deming,

as well as Dan Plung of West Richland, who was elected by Washington state local school board members to represent eastern Washington. Returning members include Peter Maier, J.D., of Seattle — elected by Washington state local school board members to represent western Washington — and governor appointee Muñoz-Colón. Mayer developed the Jefferson County Community Foundation, spearheaded the Washington Initiative for National Board Certification and co-created the Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession, the state said. Mayer, who has a Ph.D, holds degrees from Seattle University, Gonzaga University and the Fielding Graduate Institute. The State Board of Education, which has 16 members, provides advocacy and strategic oversight of public education.

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EPHRATA — The Grant County sheriff’s office says a federal worker was critically injured when he fell while working on the Pinto Dam east of Ephrata. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation employee on Monday morning apparently slipped on icy concrete and fell about 35 feet onto concrete below. He was taken to Samaritan Healthcare in Moses Lake. Authorities said his

injuries appear to be lifethreatening. The sheriff’s office has not released the man’s name. It says Washington Labor and Industries will investigate.

OLYMPIA — Kristina Mayer of Port Townsend is the new chairwoman of the executive committee of the State Board of Education. The state board announced positions last week. New and returning board members will each serve a four-year term beginning Jan. 13. Mayer, who was originally appointed to the board in January 2007, is heading the new executive committee. Deborah Wilds of Issaquah is the vice chair- Kristina Mayer woman. Committee chairwoman


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Nation gets a break for holidays SO, HOW DO you like living in a country that has a budget? Last week, the Senate finished work on legislation that will forestall any government shutdowns for the next two years. Then our lawmakers Gail packed up and Collins went home for the holidays. They kept everything else open and closed down Congress! Finally, America’s getting what it really wants for Christmas. It’s great, right? And people have noticed. Even as a new federal budget was wending its way from House to Senate, a Washington PostABC News poll showed that American approval of the job Congress was doing had rocketed from 12 percent to 16 percent. “The budget agreement is not perfect,” said the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, before the bill finally passed. This was a major refrain during several days of long, meandering debates. Other favorite themes: bipartisanship, the evils of Obamacare, the goodness of Pope Francis and the Republicans’ strong feelings about unfairness of Senate rules. “Like the frog in the warming water, we do not realize we are being cooked and that the freedoms of Americans are being cooked!” cried Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama. That was a reference to the

rules, although honestly, it could have been about pretty much anything except the pope. We are not going to discuss whether or not he had a point. I believe I speak for the entire nation when I say that there will be no thinking about the Senate rules during Christmas vacation. The debate — perhaps you didn’t catch it — also included a passionate attack on one section of the budget that reduces automatic cost-of-living increases to pensions of military retirees who aren’t actually retired. Let me run over that again. Suppose you joined the Army at 25. You can retire at 45 on a good pension, which is regularly increased through cost-of-living adjustments. Under the new budget law, those increases would be 1 percent lower until you hit 62. “How far have we fallen? Do we have no shame?” cried Sen. Lindsey Graham. A number of observers noted that Graham is a huge fan of reducing cost-of-living adjustments for Social Security recipients. Also, of raising the retirement age for Social Security to 70. But remembering our holiday season, we will accept him at his word that he was simply offended by the sudden and arbitrary nature of the military cut, not posturing for the veteranheavy Republican voter base in the state where he is facing a primary next year. The change in benefits for the military unretired won’t kick in until 2015, and senators from both parties are already standing

in line with proposals to eliminate it. Shouldn’t we focus instead on protecting Americans who are actually past working age? And what about the many, many enlisted men and women who serve in combat, then leave the service after 10 or 12 or even 19 years? You’d think they could at least qualify for a 401(k). Mark this down as something to work on in the new year. Right now, we can celebrate the fact that we do not have a single fiscal cliff to fall over until February at the earliest. That would be the debt-ceiling crisis, when we get to wait and see whether the House Republicans will refuse to pay the nation’s creditors until

Peninsula Voices Social Security Social Security is about to become the victim of what could be the greatest financial fraud in the nation’s history. That is the refusal of the U.S. to repay its $2.8 trillion debt to Social Security. This is now under consideration. The federal government borrowed that $2.8 trillion from Social Security to

finance budget deficits, caused primarily by unnecessary economic crises, unwarranted tax cuts and unfunded wars. Social Security contributed absolutely nothing to the national debt. This $2.8 trillion debt to Social Security is not in “worthless IOUs.” It is in U.S. bonds that are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States.

That debt must now be repaid so that Social Security can pay scheduled benefits through 2033. If taxes must be raised to repay Social Security, so be it. This is a moral and legal U.S. obligation, not a discretionary one. Many Republicans and some Democrats have already removed higher taxes from consideration to repay this debt.

“Since I’m in charge, obviously we screwed it up,” said the president. Notice the shift in pronouns in this sentence. Anyhow, let’s hope he has a restful couple of weeks. You, too. Feel free to forget about politics for a little bit. Hillary Clinton said recently that she’s going to decide about running for president in 2014. The takeaway is that if Hillary’s not thinking about this stuff right now, you TOM STIGLICH/CREATORS SYNDICATE have total leave to go off the grid. somebody repeals Obamacare. Visit your aunt. Go see a “We don’t want nothing out of movie. this debt limit,” Paul Ryan said Maybe not the new “Hobbit” ominously. one — Thorin Oakenshield, the Oh, Paul Ryan, we were just crown prince of the dwarves, warming up to you — and now looks a lot like Sen. Ted Cruz. this. Wherever you go and whatBut that’s all next year. ever you do, remember to stand Everybody’s cleared out of tall knowing that you’re the citiWashington for now. zen of a country that is capable President Barack Obama — who is looking really tired — left of continuing to run for the next 24 months. for Hawaii after a press conferDoesn’t get any better than ence in which he was asked if that. this was the worst year of his presidency. ________ Obama said he did not think Gail Collins is a columnist about it that way. for The New York Times whose Personally, I kind of wished he’d said: “Yes, and I swear it will work often appears on PDN Commentary pages. get better from here on out.” Email her via the website Someone else asked about the woes of the Obamacare rollout. http://tinyurl.com/gailcollinsmail.

OUR READERS’ LETTERS, FAXES Instead, they propose to reduce Social Security benefits so that taxes will not have to be raised to repay all or a portion of the $2.8 trillion debt. Social Security has more than enough time to resolve its solvency issues well before they materialize in 2033. For the U.S. to default on this $2.8 trillion debt to Social Security and force

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Social Security benefit cuts is financial fraud and theft of highest order. Anyone supporting or staying silent on this criminal scheme should be removed from public office. Malcolm D. McPhee, Sequim

Equal time Forks dogs are getting a lot of headline news in our local paper, and the cats

[on Ediz Hook, Rants & Raves, Dec. 22] are becoming very disgruntled over it and their fifth- or eighthpage mention. How about equal time? And, oh, by the way, I talked with God this morning, and He said He’s cool with them being neutered. As long as the kind and caring folks continue to feed them. Jerry A. Douglas, Port Angeles

Marine park stands ground on orca killer whale at SeaWorld Orlando that killed trainer Dawn BranAFTER MONTHS OF discheau in February 2010 and has missing “Blackfish” as activist been involved in two other deaths. propaganda, SeaWorld Entertain[The bull orca was captured ment has launched a more off Iceland in 1983 and first peraggressive counterattack on the formed at now-defunct Sealand critical documentary. aquatic park near Victoria The Orlando, Fla.-based before being moved to SeaWorld theme-park company has placed in Orlando in 1992. Tilikum was full-page ads in eight of the counlinked to the death of a Sealand try’s largest newspapers, making trainer in 1991 and to the death a passionate case for the imporof a SeaWorld visitor in 1999.] tance of displaying killer whales Although “Blackfish” grossed in captivity. only about $2.1 million during The “Open Letter from Sealimited theatrical release this World’s Animal Advocates” summer, it has repeatedly aired defends the way SeaWorld cares THE ASSOCIATED PRESS on CNN and is on Netflix’s popufor the 29 whales in its corporate Tilikum performs at SeaWorld Orlando. lar streaming-video service. collection. A representative for “Blackfish” Although it never identifies distributor Magnolia Pictures said Eight of the 10 acts SeaWorld that coverage were put to bed,” “Blackfish” by name, the ad is the that the film’s performance on had been counting on to headline Atchison said. first step in a campaign to rebut Apple’s iTunes and video-onits annual “Bands, Brew & BBQ” The move suggests that the criticisms raised by the film and demand channels has been company, whose 11 theme parks the animal activists promoting it. concert series — including Barenaked Ladies, Willie Nelson and drew a combined 24.4 million vis- “through the roof,” but the comSeaWorld President and Trisha Yearwood — have canitors last year, is concerned about pany would not provide figures. Chief Executive Officer Jim Netflix also would not disclose celed, an episode that has drawn potential long-term brand damAtchison said in an interview international attention. age from “Blackfish,” a small-bud- viewership data for the film. that the company decided to In its open letter, SeaWorld “That ended up getting more get film that began as an entrant respond after several well-known to the Sundance Film Festival in says it has invested $70 million performers backed out of concerts coverage and became a story of its own, and, accordingly, what we January and was just shortlisted improving its killer-whale habithat had been scheduled for tats in the past three years. wanted to do is to make sure that for an Academy Award. early next year at SeaWorld Much of that has been spent some of the misconceptions that The film chronicles the capture Orlando, most of them citing the “Blackfish” controversy. were floating around related to and captivity of Tilikum, the 6-ton on safety upgrades implemented

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after Brancheau’s death, which remains the subject of a legal battle between SeaWorld and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Some of the company’s claims are certain to spark an equally aggressive response from animal groups. For example, SeaWorld says in its ad that the life spans of its killer whales are equivalent to those living in the wild, which contradicts claims by animal activists. A widely cited 1995 study found that the mortality rate of killer whales in captivity was about 2½ times that of killer whales in the wild. Naomi Rose, a marine-mammal scientist with the Animal Welfare Institute, said that more recent research suggests the difference is closer to three times. But Christopher Dold, SeaWorld Entertainment’s vice president of veterinary services, said the rate of survival for SeaWorld’s whales is just as high as that of whales in the wild.

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PORT TOWNSEND — Four Port Townsend students have qualified for Washington Music Educators All-State Honor ensembles. Three students from Port Townsend High School and one from Blue Heron Middle School will perform at the educators’ all-state concert Feb. 12-16 in Yakima. Port Townsend music students submitted audition recordings for the state honor ensembles in October and were selected to perform with the best music students in the state, said Kim Clarke, Port Townsend band director.

Hard workers “They work hard, and they’re some of the best students in our program,” Clarke said. Freshman Alejandro Montanez will perform as a percussionist for the state

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Port Townsend High School music students, from left, Ella Becker, Alejandro Montanez and Ryan Clarke along with one student from Blue Heron Middle School will perform with statewide music ensembles. Honor Wind Symphony. Montanez previously performed with the Junior All-State Band in both his seventh- and eighth-grade years. Junior Ryan Clarke was selected to play trombone, also in the Honor Wind Symphony. Clarke participated in the Junior All-State Band

in the eighth grade, the AllState Wind Symphony as a freshman and the AllNorthwest Wind Symphony as a sophomore. He also was selected to perform at the April 2013 Washington Interscholastic Activities Association State Ensemble contest. Sophomore Ella Becker will play violin in the All-

State Orchestra. Becker performed in the Junior All-State Orchestra in the eighth grade. Blue Heron sixthgrade student Olivia Crecca, who sings in both the alto and soprano registers, was selected to sing alto as a member of the Junior Youth Choir.

Pool to host winter ‘day camp’ during holiday break

PORT GAMBLE — Despite the best efforts of expert bird rescuers, Lili, an injured barred owl, has died. Lili, an 8-month-old female barred owl weighing less than 2 pounds with a wingspan of 15 inches, died in her sleep Saturday night at the West Sound Wildlife Shelter on Bainbridge Island due to injuries. “It wasn’t something we could fix,” said wildlife care technician Brandy Steir.

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suffered a bruised eye, a bloody nose and muscle damage. However, when Lili tried to feed, they discovered an injury that could not be healed. “They said she had a broken beak,” Bermant said. Bermant named Lili, after his mother, who died in 2011. Unlike most owls, Lili had a lifetime of contact with humans. Lili was born at the home of Jamie Acker, a Bainbridge Island resident who runs a local banding program, and was previously treated at the wildlife center after a collision with a window. The previous injury was thought to be caused by confusion caused by a window’s reflection.

Peninsula Daily News Port Townsend-Jefferson County Editor Charlie Bermant, in a front-page article Friday, described how the owl hit his car as well as his ________ attempts to get the injured bird to a place that could Reporter Arwyn Rice can be help. reached at 360-452-2345, ext. Initially, bird rescue spe- 5070, or at arwyn.rice@peninsula cialists thought she had dailynews.com.

Kids are asked to bring a lunch, a Kids will learn how to build and float a boat, make a mermaid cos- towel, a swimsuit and dry clothes. tume, learn to swim underwater, dive Pool manager Anji Scalf said the PORT TOWNSEND — A winter for gold, play pirate kickball, launch camp was planned at the last minute, “day camp” is taking place at the Port water balloons and paint faces. “and we really want to get the word out.” Townsend Pool to give kids something to do over the holiday break. The pool was repaired this year Cannonballs The Pirates and Mermaids Day and reopened with a new liner and a And, of course, there will be plenty renovated deck, although the heater Camp will operate between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 26-27 and 30-31 at the of cannonballs. The cost is $8 per child per day or is still in need of replacement. pool, located at Mountain View ComAside from the times when the all four days for $25. mons, 1919 Blaine St. heater isn’t working, “the water is AGNEW — The Clallam The camp is open to kids from 5 to Several activities are planned to perfect,” Scalf said. County Public Utility Dis14 years old. keep the kids busy and amused. BY CHARLIE BERMANT PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

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Power back on for 470 in Agnew

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trict restored power to about 470 Agnew customers who experienced a 40-minute power outage Monday. PUD spokesman Michael Howe said a dead tree fell into a power line, causing the outage at 11:09 a.m. Power was restored by 11:49 a.m. No PUD facilities suffered significant damage, which resulted in a “fairly quick restoration,” Howe said.

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ANACORTES — Billionaire and Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen has sold a 292-acre island in the San Juans in northwest Washington state for $8 million. The Seattle Times reported the property sold Friday. Allan Island, named after a Navy hero, is southwest of Anacortes. Data from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service shows it was listed in 2005 for $25 million and slashed to $13.5 million in 2009. The Windermere realestate agent who listed the property, Wallace Gudgell, didn’t immediately return the newspaper’s requests for comment Monday. Allen bought the island in 1992 to build a vacation home. It’s only accessible by private plane, boat or floatplane.

UW dorm switch SEATTLE — It’s the biggest midyear housing switch the University of Washington has ever pulled off. When they return to campus in early January, all 602 students who lived in the UW’s high-rise Terry Hall last quarter will check into a brand-new home next door: Lander Hall. The 60-year-old Terry will be demolished next year, part of a major redevelopment of the university’s west campus. “We had no shortage of people excited about living in a new building,” said David Rey, communications manager for the UW’s Housing & Food Services department. An additional 37 students from various other residence halls will move in, as well, since the new Lander building has space for 639 people. Before it’s torn down, Terry will be used one last time — as a Seattle Police Department SWAT team training ground in January. Peninsula Daily News and The Associated Press


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PC men fourth at Tacoma Crossover up a loss to Columbia Basin on Friday with wins over Centralia and Shoreline, which the Pirates will play twice more this season in NWAACC PENINSULA DAILY NEWS North Division play. action this season, to earn a It’s no surprise Bazile’s spot on the all-tournament TACOMA — The Peninsula best statistical outing of the College men’s basketball team team. weekend came Sunday The Peninsula women fell beat Shoreline 101-95 to claim against the Dolphins (3-7), to Clackamas 81-59 in the fourth place at the Tacoma third-place game at the Clack who run fast and shoot faster. Crossover Tournament. Crossover Tournament in VanPeninsula attempted 91 Pirates sophomore Xavier field goals in the game, while Bazile averaged 22.7 points in couver, Wash. The men went 2-1 at the Shoreline jacked up 110 shots. the three-day tournament, Tacoma Crossover, following which was his first game By comparison, the Pirates

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Festive Seahawks fans wear Santa beards during Seattle’s loss to Arizona on Sunday.

Hawks beatable at home SEATTLE — If the Seattle Seahawks can close out the regular season with a win against St. Louis, then Sunday’s loss will be rendered irrelevant when it comes to the standings. Yet even if Seattle’s 17-10 John loss to the AriBoyle zona Cardinals doesn’t cost the Seahawks an NFC West title and the top seed in the NFC, one significant revelation did come out of Sunday’s game regardless of how playoff seeding shakes out: The Seahawks are not invincible at home. CenturyLink Field is still as good of a home-field advantage as there is in the NFL. And should the Seahawks take care of business against the Rams next Sunday and secure home-field advantage, they’ll be in great shape to make a Super Bowl run. But watching Seattle’s 14-game home winning streak come to an end, it was clear that the Seahawks will need to do more than just show up to win at home in the postseason.

Playoff preview The Seahawks lost Sunday largely because their offense was uncharacteristically sloppy against a tough defense, and they lost to a hungry team with everything to play for. In other words, they lost to exactly the type of team that could be coming here for a playoff game. Teams like Carolina and San Francisco, which like the Cardinals, feature nasty front-sevens capable of making even the NFL’s best quarterbacks look bad. “Everybody knows that if we handle our business, we’ll have homefield throughout the playoffs, but that’s not going to stop people from coming in and trying to get a win,” said defensive end Red Bryant on Sunday. “Today, we got an example, if we’re fortunate enough to get homefield, of the type of effort other teams are going to give. They played great. “Today, it’s about them. They did what they had to do in terms of getting a victory. I give them a lot of credit.”

Can’t play much worse Had the Seahawks been even mediocre on offense and taken advantage of the defense’s four interceptions, or had the defense not shot itself in the foot repeatedly with penalties, Seattle would likely have spent Sunday evening celebrating an NFC West title. It’s hard to imagine the Seahawks playing any worse than this at home, but then again, you’d have never been able to predict this type of game at home heading into the weekend. So if anyone needed a reminder that the postseason, even going through Seattle, isn’t just a coronation, this loss provided it. “It’s obviously frustrating to lose any game, but we’ll pull a positive out of this and realize that we’re not invincible at home, and we need to get back to that attention to detail on certain things,” said receiver Doug Baldwin. TURN

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had 73 shot attempts against Columbia Basin and 71 against Centralia. Bazile had 28 points, seven rebounds and four assists. He shot 9 for 22 on field goals and 8 for 11 at the free-throw line. Four other Pirates reached double figures: Geno Horsley had 15 points, Markus Rawls had 13 and a team-high nine rebounds, Tyler McKinney had 12 and Johntrel Lee finished with 10 points. TURN

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Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson (3) looks to pass against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Wilson will look to rebound from one his worst games as a pro when the Seahawks host the Rams this Sunday.

One more shot to clinch Seattle looking ahead to next game against Rams BY MIKE FERRERI KOMO-TV

SEATTLE — The NFC West Division Championship celebration the Seattle Seahawks were planning will have to wait another week. Sunday’s 17-10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals put the festivities on hold . . . once again. Sunday’s loss also put a sudden end to the Seahawks’ 14-home-game winning streak. They lost at home for the first time since falling to the 49ers on Christmas Eve of 2011, 19-17.

“I’m not shocked — you have to be prepared for the good and bad,” Seahawks safety Earl Thomas said. “You just go out there and have fun and play the game and enjoy your teammates out there. “I think we did a great job — you only control what you can control and you live with the outcome.” What the Seahawks are forced to live with now is another week with the NFC West crown dangling out there in front of them. How they pick themselves up and dust themselves off will

define their season more than the loss to Arizona. “ T h e Next Game greats — Sunday they’re not vs. Rams just great because at CenturyLink they win all Time: 1:25 p.m. the time. On TV: Ch. 13 They’re g r e a t because of how they respond to defeat,” Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin said. “In order for us to be a great team — what we want to do and what we want to accomplish — we got to recover from this the right way, respond to it the right way.” Russell Wilson had his worst

game as a professional quarterback against Arizona. He completed 11 of 27 passes for 108 yards. But he wasn’t looking at what went wrong following Sunday’s loss. Instead he was focused on getting better in time to face the Rams.

‘Next opportunity’ “I think the biggest thing is just moving on and focusing on the next opportunity,” Wilson said. “It’s a good opportunity with another championship week. “You don’t want too many championship opportunities to pass you by. So the thing for us is staying focused on what you can control and having a great week of practice.” TURN

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Cougs try to shake off bowl loss BY JACOB THORPE MCCLATCHY NEWS SERVICE

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — As is the case with many teams, Washington State’s football coaches have a policy that they and their players can celebrate their wins and mourn their losses for 24 hours. The Cougars seemed ready to move on about 24 minutes after giving up a 15-point lead in the closing moments of the New Mexico Bowl.

Next game far off It may be a tough loss to flush, however, without the distraction of an upcoming opponent until a date with Rutgers in eight months. “It sucks; it’s going to be sitting with us all the offseason,” offensive lineman Joe Dahl said after the Cougars fell 48-45 to Colorado State. “We really wanted to win that game for the seniors and everyone in the program. We couldn’t get it done, I guess.” Before the game, the Cougars maintained their seasonlong refrain that every game

was equally important because it was the next game, denying that the bowl game had any special significance. Perhaps it was the manner in which Washington State lost, then, that caused the Cougars additional grief.

‘Really wanted this one’ “I think everybody in that locker room really wanted this one,” quarterback Connor Halliday said. “I think everyone was really excited to play and we prepared well, film studies, and it hurts that we have to look ourselves in the mirror knowing that we weren’t able to win the game as an offense, running the clock out, getting first downs and keeping our defense off the field.” The challenge, then, is for Washington State (6-7, 4-5 Pac12) to prove that Saturday’s loss was not a stumble in their ascent as a program, and that finishing the season with a winning record matters only for aesthetics. TURN

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College Football Bowl Schedule Saturday Gildan New Mexico: Colorado State 48, Washington State 45 Royal Purple Las Vegas: USC 45, Fresno State 20 Famous Idaho Potato: San Diego State 49, Buffalo 24 R+L Carriers New Orleans: Louisiana-Lafayette 24, Tulane 21 Monday Beef ‘O’ Brady’s: East Carolina vs. Ohio, late. Today Sheraton Hawaii: Boise State vs. Oregon State, Honolulu, 5 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday Little Caesars Pizza: Pittsburgh vs. Bowling Green, Detroit, 3 p.m. (ESPN) S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia: Utah State vs. Northern Illinois, San Diego, 6:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday Military Bowl Presented By Northrop Grumman: Marshall vs. Maryland, Annapolis, Md., 11:30 a.m. (ESPN) Texas Bowl: Syracuse vs. Minnesota, Houston, 3 p.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger: BYU vs. Washington, San Francisco, 6:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday New Era Pinstripe: Rutgers vs. Notre Dame, Bronx, N.Y., 9 a.m. (ESPN) Belk: Cincinnati vs. North Carolina, Charlotte, N.C., 12:20 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic: Miami vs. Louisville, Orlando, Fla., 3:45 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo Wild Wings: Michigan vs. Kansas State, Tempe, Ariz., 7:15 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 30 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces: Middle Tennessee vs. Navy, Fort Worth, Texas, 8:45 a.m.

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East Carolina quarterback Shane Carden (5) celebrates with Will Simmons (70) after catching a touchdown pass from Cam Worthy during the fourth quarter of the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl game against Ohio on Monday in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Pirates went on to win the game. See story on Page B4. (ESPN) Franklin American Mortgage Music City: Ole Miss vs. Georgia Tech, Nashville, Tenn., 12:15 p.m. (ESPN) Valero Alamo: Oregon vs. Texas, San Antonio, 3:45 p.m. (ESPN) National University Holiday: Arizona State vs. Texas Tech, San Diego, 7:15 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 31 AdvoCare V100: Arizona vs. Boston College, Shreveport, La., 9:30 a.m. (ESPN) Hyundai Sun: Virginia Tech vs. UCLA, El Paso, Texas, 11 a.m. (CBS) AutoZone Liberty: Rice vs. Mississippi State, Memphis, Tenn., 1 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A: Duke vs. Texas A&M, Atlanta, 5 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 TaxSlayer.com Gator: Nebraska vs. Georgia, Jacksonville, Fla., 9 a.m. (ESPN2) Heart of Dallas: UNLV vs. North Texas, Dallas, 9 a.m. (ESPNU) Capital One: Wisconsin vs. South Carolina, Orlando, Fla., 10 a.m. (ABC) Outback: Iowa vs. LSU, Tampa, Fla., 10 a.m. (ESPN) Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO*: Stanford vs. Michigan State, Pasadena, Calif., 2 p.m. (ESPN) Tostitos Fiesta*: UCF vs. Baylor, Glendale, Ariz., 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Jan. 2 Allstate Sugar*: Oklahoma vs. Alabama, New Orleans, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 3 AT&T Cotton: Oklahoma State vs. Missouri, Arlington, Texas, 4:30 p.m. (FOX) Discover Orange*: Clemson vs. Ohio State, Miami, 5 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Jan. 4 BBVA Compass: Vanderbilt vs. Houston, Birmingham, Ala., 10 a.m. (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 5 GoDaddy: Arkansas State vs. Ball State, Mobile, Ala., 6 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 6 VIZIO BCS National Championship*: Florida State vs. Auburn, Pasadena, Calif., 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) * denotes Bowl Championship Series game

College Basketball Men’s AP Top 25 The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 22, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Arizona (63) 12-0 1,623 1 2. Syracuse (2) 11-0 1,528 2 3. Ohio St. 12-0 1,462 3 4. Wisconsin 12-0 1,390 4 5. Michigan St. 10-1 1,336 5 6. Louisville 11-1 1,274 6 7. Oklahoma St. 11-1 1,221 7 8. Villanova 11-0 1,116 8 9. Duke 9-2 1,108 8 10. Wichita St. 12-0 981 11 11. Baylor 10-1 970 12 12. Oregon 11-0 914 13 13. Florida 9-2 881 16 14. Iowa St. 9-0 804 17 15. UConn 10-1 661 10 16. Kansas 8-3 659 18 17. Memphis 8-2 630 15 18. Kentucky 9-3 529 19 19. North Carolina 8-3 413 14 20. San Diego St. 9-1 378 24 21. Colorado 10-2 345 20 22. Iowa 11-2 278 25 23. UMass 10-1 154 22 24. Gonzaga 10-2 79 21 25. Missouri 10-1 69 23 Others receiving votes: Oklahoma 65, Illinois 53, Texas 47, George Washington 43, Toledo 27, Florida St. 23, Michigan 15, Harvard 14, UCLA 14, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 8, Pittsburgh 6,

Creighton 5, LSU 1, SMU 1.

Men’s Major Scores Sunday FAR WEST CS Northridge 79, Idaho 69 Florida Gulf Coast 77, Florida A&M 68 Mississippi St. 71, South Florida 66 N. Illinois 71, UC Riverside 64 Nevada 80, Iona 72 Radford 94, Sacred Heart 78 San Francisco 77, American U. 69 UCLA 83, Weber St. 60 UConn 82, Washington 70 UNLV 92, Santa Clara 71 Wyoming 72, N. Colorado 59 SOUTHWEST Baylor 81, Southern U. 56 Georgia St. 99, UTSA 68 MIDWEST Bowling Green 64, Detroit 62 Creighton 68, California 54 Illinois St. 69, DePaul 64 Indiana 90, Kennesaw St. 66 Iowa 86, Ark.-Pine Bluff 61 Nebraska-Omaha 76, Seattle 69 Northwestern 58, Brown 52 Oakland 100, Robert Morris 94 Southern Cal 79, Dayton 76, OT Wichita St. 77, NC Central 66 EAST Colgate 79, Ursinus 51 Drexel 59, St. Francis (Pa.) 49 Hartford 66, St. Peter’s 56 Marist 76, Penn 62 Penn St. 92, Mount St. Mary’s 82 Purdue 73, West Virginia 70 Rhode Island 62, New Hampshire 45 Rutgers 75, Army 72 Seton Hall 92, E. Washington 70 Stony Brook 76, Cornell 54 SOUTH Auburn 77, Boston College 67 Elon 67, FAU 62 Louisiana Tech 83, Louisiana-Monroe 61 Mercer 79, Mississippi 76 Miami 71, La Salle 58 Milwaukee 67, Alabama St. 54 Ohio 70, Richmond 69, OT Tulane 65, Northeastern 62 UCF 90, Valparaiso 62 TOURNAMENT Diamond Head Classic First Round Akron 83, Oregon St. 71 Iowa St. 79, George Mason 67 South Carolina 78, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 71 Boise St. 62, Hawaii 61

Women’s AP Top 25 The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 22, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. UConn (36) 12-0 900 1 2. Notre Dame 10-0 840 4 3. Duke 12-1 827 2 4. Stanford 10-1 807 6 5. Tennessee 10-1 734 3 6. Kentucky 11-1 719 5 7. Louisville 12-1 691 7 8. Maryland 10-1 651 8 9. Baylor 9-1 635 9 10. North Carolina 11-2 523 14 11. Oklahoma St. 10-0 515 13 12. Colorado 9-1 467 11 13. South Carolina 11-1 457 10 14. Iowa St. 9-0 444 15 15. Penn St. 8-3 350 17 16. LSU 9-2 309 12 17. Purdue 8-2 288 18 18. Nebraska 9-2 276 19 19. Georgia 11-1 222 16 20. Syracuse 11-1 198 23 21. Iowa 11-2 185 22 22. Florida St. 11-1 182 24 23. California 7-3 103 21 24. Gonzaga 10-2 89 25

25. Arizona St. 10-1 71 — 25. Oklahoma 7-4 71 20 Others receiving votes: Arkansas 46, NC State 22, San Diego 20, Indiana 12, Texas 12, Georgia Tech 8, Rutgers 8, West Virginia 8, Middle Tennessee 6, Saint Joseph’s 2, DePaul 1, UTEP 1.

Women’s Major Scores Sunday FAR WEST Colorado St. 59, Weber St. 54 SOUTHWEST Abilene Christian 58, Texas Tech 57 FAU 71, Jacksonville 62 UTSA 86, Texas St. 83 MIDWEST Dayton 87, Toledo 75 Kansas 82, Tulsa 78 Milwaukee 73, Illinois St. 58 Minnesota 67, Auburn 54 Missouri 75, W. Illinois 60 Nebraska-Omaha 70, Austin Peay 54 Notre Dame 106, Cent. Michigan 72 Oakland 72, W. Michigan 62 Purdue 57, Bowling Green 48 Wichita St. 69, Texas-Pan American 40 EAST Albany (NY) 64, Colgate 50 Boston U. 69, New Hampshire 58 E. Michigan 64, Monmouth (NJ) 53 Penn St. 85, Alcorn St. 62 St. John’s 72, Texas A&M 70 Stony Brook 70, Wagner 51 UConn 80, California 47 Villanova 59, Temple 58 SOUTH Alabama St. 57, Savannah St. 52 Duke 69, Kentucky 61 Louisiana Tech 81, Alabama A&M 51 South Carolina 70, SC State 26 St. Bonaventure 58, UNC-Greensboro 46 VCU 94, Florida A&M 67

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National Basketball Association WESTERN CONFERENCE Northwest Division W L Pct Portland 23 5 .821 Oklahoma City 22 5 .815 Denver 14 12 .538 Minnesota 13 15 .464 Utah 8 22 .267 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 20 9 .690 Phoenix 16 10 .615 Golden State 15 13 .536 L.A. Lakers 13 14 .481 Sacramento 8 18 .308 Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 21 6 .778 Houston 18 10 .643 Dallas 15 12 .556 New Orleans 11 14 .440 Memphis 11 15 .423 EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Toronto 11 14 .440 Boston 12 17 .414 Brooklyn 9 17 .346 New York 8 18 .308 Philadelphia 8 20 .286 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 20 6 .769 Atlanta 15 12 .556 Washington 12 13 .480 Charlotte 13 15 .464 Orlando 8 19 .296 Central Division W L Pct Indiana 22 5 .815 Detroit 13 16 .448 Chicago 10 16 .385 Cleveland 10 16 .385

WESTERN CONFERENCE Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 38 26 7 5 57 124 96 Los Angeles 37 25 8 4 54 104 71 San Jose 36 22 8 6 50 116 90 Vancouver 39 22 11 6 50 106 93 Phoenix 35 19 10 6 44 110 108 Calgary 36 13 17 6 32 91 115 Edmonton 38 11 24 3 25 95 133 Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 38 25 7 6 56 140 105 St. Louis 35 24 7 4 52 125 81 Colorado 35 23 10 2 48 102 83 Minnesota 38 20 13 5 45 87 92 Dallas 35 17 12 6 40 101 105 Winnipeg 38 16 17 5 37 101 110 Nashville 36 16 16 4 36 83 103 EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 36 24 10 2 50 100 75 Tampa Bay 36 22 11 3 47 100 86 Montreal 38 22 13 3 47 96 84 Detroit 38 17 12 9 43 99 105 Toronto 38 18 16 4 40 105 111 Ottawa 38 14 17 7 35 106 126 Florida 37 14 18 5 33 87 117 Buffalo 36 9 24 3 21 64 104 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 38 27 10 1 55 121 83 Washington 36 19 13 4 42 115 109 New Jersey 37 15 15 7 37 90 94 Philadelphia 36 16 16 4 36 89 103 Carolina 36 14 14 8 36 83 101 N.Y. Rangers 37 17 18 2 36 86 101 Columbus 36 15 17 4 34 97 103 N.Y. Islanders 37 10 20 7 27 93 129 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sunday’s Games N.Y. Rangers 4, Minnesota 1 Vancouver 2, Winnipeg 1 Monday’s Games Phoenix at Buffalo, late. Toronto at N.Y. Rangers, late. Anaheim at Washington, late. Columbus at Carolina, late. Pittsburgh at Ottawa, late. N.Y. Islanders at Detroit, late. Tampa Bay at Florida, late. Minnesota at Philadelphia, late. New Jersey at Chicago, late. Boston at Nashville, late. St. Louis at Calgary, late. Winnipeg at Edmonton, late. Dallas at Los Angeles, late. Colorado at San Jose, late. Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled. Wednesday’s Games No games scheduled.

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American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Claimed LHP Eric Surkamp off waivers from San Francisco. MINNESOTA TWINS — Signed RHP Mike Pelfrey and C Kurt Suzuki. Sent OF Darin Mastroianni outright to Rochester (IL). TEXAS RANGERS — Claimed OF Alex Castellanos off waivers from Boston. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Claimed 3B Brent Morel off waivers from the Chicago White Sox. National League CHICAGO CUBS — Claimed RHP Brett Marshall off waivers from the New York Yankees. Can-Am League QUEBEC CAPITALES — Sold the contract of RHP Karl Gelinas to Philadelphia (NL).

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association HOUSTON ROCKETS — Recalled G Isaiah Canaan Rio Grande Valley (NBADL).

FOOTBALL National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS — Signed RB Robert Hughes to the practice squad. Released LB Jojo Dickson from the practice squad. BUFFALO BILLS — Signed DT Alan Branch to a contract extension. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Placed DT Brandon Deaderick and DT Roy Miller on injured reserve. Signed DT Drake Nevis and DT pro Kyle Love. Signed DE Will Pericak and WR Jabin Sambrano to the practice squad. Canadian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Signed DE Jason Vega.

HOCKEY National Hockey League BUFFALO SABRES — Recalled D Mark Pysyk and F Johan Larsson from Rochester (AHL). Assigned D Chad Ruhwedel to Rochester.


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Arizona Cardinals cornerback Jerraud Powers, top, breaks up a pass intended for Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin. Cardinals do something no NFL team has done since the end of the 2011 season. “We knew what we were getting ourselves into,” said defensive tackle Darnell Dockett. “We were going on the road against a team that hasn’t lost at home in two years. We looked at the Saints game and how they dominated the Saints, we saw how they beat San Fran.” The Cardinals saw those results, they remembered the 58-0 beat-down

they received in the same building a year ago, and yet they found a way to prevail in exactly the ugly, low-scoring game that other playoff teams might look to replicate here. “It was a slugfest today,” Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said, “and they won out.” And look, if the Seahawks can clinch homefield with a win next week, they’ll still be the prohibitive favorite to win the NFC, and with good reason.

They’re the deepest, most balanced team in the conference, and they’d need only two wins at home after a bye to book their ticket to New Jersey. It’s a good bet that the Seahawks will win next week, then take care of business in the playoffs. Sunday’s loss, however, reminded us that it’s no sure thing.

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was gonna tell them — we have to win that game no matter what anyway, so here we go. “We’ve got to go get this last one and see if we can secure our division. It’s another championship ballgame.” The Seahawks have treated every week this season like a championship week. This week it really is.

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos began the season without strongside linebacker Von Miller, and they’ll end it without him, too. Miller is done for the year after tests Monday revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, which he injured in the first quarter of Denver’s 37-13 win at Houston over the weekend. “It’s definitely going to be a blow,” executive vice

president John Elway said on his weekly podcast on the team’s website. “But I think that we’ve done a good job of handling adversity throughout the year. This is another bump in the road for us.” The Broncos (12-3) have hit so many potholes this season it’s a wonder they’re not broken down on the side of the Super Bowl Expressway. Instead, they can wrap up the AFC’s top seed with a win at Oakland (4-11) on Sunday.

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he’s optimistic Smith will be ready for the playoffs. The Panthers (11-4) wrapped up a playoff spot Sunday with a 17-13 win over New Orleans. They can clinch the NFC South division title and a first-round bye in the playoffs by beating the Falcons.

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“We’ll get better for it.” And even if this game is an eye-opener for the around — Mike Adams BY JIM LITKE Seahawks in good way, as THE ASSOCIATED PRESS intercepted a Matt Schaub Baldwin suggests, it could also serve as an eye-opener In a league where hype pass less than a minute into the fourth, giving Denfor whatever teams end up is the order of the day, coming here for the playver possession at the Housthere’s never any shortage offs. ton 28. of “statement” games. Again, assuming the Two plays later, ManAnd because of its spot Seahawks even get those ning hit Eric Decker for a late in the NFL calendar, games at home, which is no Week 16 offered more than 10-yard TD. Soon after longer a given. came the style points. most. Let’s say Carolina or “Everyone was asking A baker’s dozen worth San Francisco or even Ariwhy we weren’t running of teams had the chance to zona, which still has work have some say about their the ball,” Adams recalled, to do to make the playoffs, “and I was like, ‘Yo, the playoff positions. ends up coming to Seattle The Saints had to prove record baby, the record.’” next month with their seaAs the clock ticked they could win a big game son on the line. down, the only competitive away from New Orleans, Mystique diminished the Dolphins to show their question left was who would catch the record shaky resurgence was for You’d have to think they throw. real, the Cowboys to demwould do so just a little onstrate enough grit so more confident — or a lot Set standard coach Jason Garrett could more in the case of the keep his job, and the PatriFor all the influence Cardinals — knowing that ots that they could stay at Manning has had on this the unbeatable-at-home the top despite a team latest group of teammates Seahawks aren’t so unbeatphoto that at times has able at home after all. in just two seasons — resembled an X-ray. No team was ever going intense preparation, hard So naturally, Peyton to come to Seattle thinking work and attention to Manning stole the show. it didn’t have a chance, but detail — it’s easy to overThe 37-year-old quarteams did come to Centulook how much he chalterback not only broke the lenges teammates to ryLink Field feeling like they were fighting an single-season record for match his effort. uphill battle. touchdown passes with No. “I had an idea it was “It’s tough to get any 51; once he finally got his coming,” Decker said about win anywhere in this hands on the record ball, catching No. 50. league, but especially up Manning also got off the “I was making sure I here,” Cardinals receiver quote of the weekend, chid- was in the right spot Larry Fitzgerald said. ing teammate Julius because if I wasn’t there, “I don’t know what their Thomas for not taking bet- and didn’t have a chance to record is . . . That just goes ter care of the prized poscatch it, I would’ve heard to show you how tough it is session after he caught it. about it.” to play up here.” “Wouldn’t have surBut just to be sure, Who knows, now a playprised me if he handed it Decker scooped up the off team just might come to to some babe up in the town a tiny bit more confirecord ball that Thomas stands and tried to get her dent after watching the caught, too, and tucked it phone number in exchange inside his jersey for safefor the ball. That’d be right keeping. up Julius’ alley,” Manning “I dropped the ball so deadpanned. fast to do my usual thing,” “That’s pretty in line Thomas admitted, “and I with his thinking often was like, ‘Why did Deck CONTINUED FROM B1 times.” pick the ball up so fast?’” Old pro that he is, ManThe final game of the Not unexpected regular season against the ning celebrated briefly Rams would have been To be fair, neither the with teammates, then meaningless if the four touchdown passes nor spread around the credit the 37-13 final score the same way he keeps his Seahawks had knocked off the Cardinals and clinched against the lowly Texans receivers happy. the West. was surprising. He praised past great Instead the game Denver had already Dan Marino, current rival against St. Louis is now the locked up a playoff spot Tom Brady, nearly every most meaningful of this and Manning already had coach on staff by name, his season. 47 TD passes this season. receivers, running backs, “What this does,” said But a win at Houston, cou- offensive line and defense, Pete Carroll, “is it turns all pled with a loss by AFC as well as the doctors and our focus to the next week. West rival Kansas City, trainers who helped him And like I told these guys, I meant the division title, a heal and then recover from first-round bye and at least four neck surgeries in the the No. 2 seed in the conlast few years. ference. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Chiefs did their Second chapterx part, falling at home to the CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Among the people who Colts. Yet right around the Panthers wide receiver wondered whether he’d time the Broncos should Steve Smith is “highly ever touch those old have been pulling away, doubtful” for Sunday’s game heights was Manning himthey went flat. against the Atlanta Falcons self. If this statement Despite rolling up 355 with a left knee sprain, yards in the first half, Den- wasn’t enough, well, check coach Ron Rivera said Monback in when the league’s ver’s lead at intermission day. was just 16-6, then 16-13 a Most Valuable Player However, Rivera said minute and a half into the award is announced. “I think it’s well docuthird quarter. mented that this is the secThe Broncos’ offense ond chapter of my career suffered through as bad a and didn’t know what to period as it’s had since expect off that injury and Manning arrived: three three-and-outs, four punts new team, new players and new physical state after an and exactly 38 yards. injury. So I had no idea Asked about it afterwhat to expect,” Manning ward, coach John Fox Cat. Female said reminded everyone the tortoiseshell cat, “When something like guys on the other sideline black, orange, this happens, it just get paid, too. white, orange spot on forehead, near reminds me even more of “These things are all JC Penney, Sequim. how grateful and thankful hard,” he said. I am for a lot of people that “Each one of these is a have helped me during this new test, very difficult. second chapter.” You’re always playing Please call if seen ________ against good players, guys 360-407-4123 that are good coaches.” Jim Litke is a national sports Easier to pinpoint was columnist for The Associated Press. the play that turned it


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Pirates: Knowles all-tourney for Peninsula CONTINUED FROM B1 the season, the Peninsula men (5-1) sit atop the North Division standings. Starting point guard The Pirates return to Erron Shamlin led Peninaction Friday against sula with five assists and Wenatchee Valley (4-6) at three steals. the three-day Big Bend Against Centralia on Holiday Classic in Moses Saturday, the Pirates outLake. scored the Trailblazers by 14 points in the second half to win 74-64. Women’s Bazile scored 18 points Basketball and had another sevenPirates finish fifth rebound game. at Clark McKinney scored 13 and Horsley came off the bench VANCOUVER, Wash. — to score 12. After opening the Clark Peninsula was outCrossover with a win over rebounded by four, but Mount Hood, Peninsula scored 15 second-chance proceed to drop its next points while holding Centwo games against Clark tralia to five. and Clackamas. The Pirates’ bench outPort Angeles High scored Centralia’s 29-16. School graduate Alison With only one loss on Knowles was hot from

behind the arc in Sunday’s game against Clackamas (11-2), sinking 6 of 7 en route to a game-high 23 points. Knowles was selected to the all-tournament team after averaging 16.3 points over the three days. Freshman Gabi Fenumiai notched her third double-double in as many days with 10 points and 10 rebounds, and fellow frosh Madison Pilster had her second double-double of the Crossover with 10 points and 12 boards. Fenumiai averaged 12.6 points and 14.6 rebounds at the tournament. She leads the NWAACC in rebounding with 13.5 per game. Southwestern Oregon’s Aminata Cole is sec-

ond more than two rebounds per game behind Fenumiai with 11.43. The Pirates shot 8 for 11 on 3-pointers, but made only 12 of their 47 field goals from inside the arc. Peninsula also committed 27 turnovers in Sunday’s game. The Pirates struggled with ball security throughout the weekend, with 22 turnovers in the loss to Clark and 17 in Friday’s win over Mount Hood. Peninsula opened Saturday’s game against Clark scoring the first 10 points of the game, but was outscored 45-9 over the remainder of the first half by the host Penguins. Pilster and Fenumiai led the Pirates with 11

points each. Knowles added eight and Olivia Henderson scored a season-high seven. Peninsula (3-7) returns to action Saturday, Jan. 4, against Whatcom (4-4) to open NWAACC North Division play. The Pirates’ nonregion record is somewhat misleading. Not only have the yet to play a home game, but their six of their seven losses have been to teams with winning records, including two to defending NWAACC champion Lane. They also had an unfortunate knack for facing the host team at tournaments they participated in.

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High School standout Macy Walker earned all-tournament honor for helping Olympic to a surprising fourth-place finish at the Southwestern Oregon Crossover in Coos Bay, Ore. Walker, a freshman, averaged 10.3 points, 4.3 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 2.6 steals for the Rangers (3-7), who have won three games this season after going winless in 2012-13. Two of those wins came over the weekend, including an 80-79 win over Everett on Sunday. In Friday’s loss to the host Lakers, Walker scored 14 points, making 4 of 9 3-pointers, and had four assists, three steals and three blocks.

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Vintavious Cooper took over the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl in the fourth quarter in a performance reminiscent of a former East Carolina running back. Just don’t bring up that comparison to Cooper. The senior rushed for a career-best 198 yards and scored two touchdowns, leading the Pirates to a 37-20 victory over Ohio on Monday. Cooper broke the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl record for yards rushing while becoming the first East Carolina player to win a MVP award in a bowl game since Tennessee Titans star Chris Johnson ran for 223 yards against Boise State in the 2007 Hawaii Bowl. “It’s a great accomplishment and I have to really give it up to the guys up front and all the work they did. When I found out I was close to 100 yards after the first quarter I told them and they got excited about it,” Cooper said. “I would never compare myself to Chris Johnson because I really admire CJ and I look up to CJ. He’s

done so much for me. I’m just happy my name is next to his in any way.” The Pirates (10-3) grabbed the lead for good on the first of Cooper’s two touchdowns runs in the fourth quarter, a 31-yard burst with just under 10 minutes remaining. East Carolina’s Shane Carden threw for 273 yards and one TD and also scored on a pass reception. “All season we’ve been about playing big in the fourth quarter and this was going to be a game that we needed to grind out and fight to win because Ohio is a real tough team that’s well coached,” Carden said. Cam Worthy caught an early 5-yard scoring pass from Carden, and then took a lateral and threw 14 yards back to Carden for a fourth-quarter TD that made it 31-20. Cooper put it well out of reach, finding an opening off left tackle and racing 22 yards for his second TD. Tyler Tettleton and Derrius Vick threw scoring passes for Ohio (7-6), which overcame an early twotouchdown deficit to lead 20-17 before Cooper put East Carolina back in front

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a flea flicker, and then found Patterson for a 17-yard TD on the following play. Vick and Donte Foster combined for an 80-yard score on Ohio’s next offensive play for the longest scoring pass in Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl history. “They’re a very, very physical football team on the defensive side, and very strong. Generally you’re not going to traditionally line up and just run the ball right at them and feel like you’re going to be successful,” Ohio coach Frank Solich said. “We had to come up with ways that we felt we could continue to make plays and then hopefully have our fair share of big plays.” Foster finished with six catches for 160 yards, earning most valuable player honors for Ohio. Tettleton was 21 of 40 for 228 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. East Carolina rebounded from a triple-overtime loss to Tulane in October to win five of its final six regularseason games. Ohio stumbled in November losses to Buffalo, Bowling Green and Kent State before finishing with a 51-23 rout of Massachusetts that helped the Bobcats secure the trip to St. Petersburg.

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before an announced crowd of 20,053 at Tropicana Field. Breon Allen also scored on a 2-yard run for East Carolina, which won six of its final seven games to finish with the second-most victories in school history. Carden set the school record for single-season yards passing with a 13-yard throw to Isaiah Jones on the drive ended with Allen’s TD, making it 14-0. He completed 29 of 45 passes while boosting his season total to 4,139 yards, breaking Dominique Davis’ record total for the Pirates. Cooper ran for 90 yards in the opening quarter alone, becoming the third running back in East Carolina history to rush for 1,000 in consecutive seasons. Justin Hardy, meanwhile, had eight receptions for 59 yards, setting a school record for yards receiving in a season. He finished with nine catches, giving him 114 receptions for 1,284 yards. Ohio battled back after a slow start. Tettleton and Vick each threw a touchdown pass in a five-minute span to make it 14-all early in the second quarter. Tettleton got the Bobcats going with a 26-yard completion to Daz’ Patterson on

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After the game, coach Mike Leach and his players were adamant that, while it hurt to lose the game, the loss did nothing to diminish the impact of making it to Washington State’s first bowl game since 2003. “As it is we won at least four more games than everybody thought we were going to win and I think that’s good,” Leach said. “The only diminishing that exists is throughout the season there are also missed opportunities, there are ways we could have played better and we have to develop the skills and focus to do that.”

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Now begins the second full offseason under Leach, who will use the time to further familiarize the players with his philosophy and his Air Raid offense. With the team closing in on the end of its third presidential term without a winning season, Leach says that the time spent reinforcing the positive track the Cougars are on, having doubled their win total over the 2012 season, will also pay dividends. “I think we’re honestly a little better team than we — honestly, across the board — believe we are,” Leach said. “But some of that has to do with — you say, ‘confidence breeds success, success breeds confidence.’ “Some of it’s just offseasons and time on the practice field in order to develop those skills and get a visual of what you’re really capable of individually.”

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AUBURN, Ala. — Gus Malzahn inherited a demoralized Auburn team that had just gone through the program’s worst season in decades with a stagnant offense and pliant defense. As is his way, the coach known for fast play on offense went to work in a hurry. He led the secondranked Tigers’ transformation into Southeastern Conference champions and has them in the national championship game Jan. 6 against No. 1 Florida State. Malzahn’s quick work made him The Associated Press national coach of the year. “It’s very humbling,” he said Monday. “Any time you get awards like this, it’s a team thing, as far as our staff and our players. It’s been fun to be a part of this year.” Malzahn received 33 votes from AP Top 25 college football poll voters to beat out Duke’s David Cutcliffe. Cutcliffe received 17 votes after leading Duke (10-3) to its first 10-win season. Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher and Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio each received three votes. Malzahn is the second Auburn coach to win the award since it began in 1998, joining Tommy Tuberville (2004), and the second coach to win it in his first season with a new team. Maryland Ralph Friedgen was AP coach of the year in 2001, his first season with the Terrapins. It’s the fifth time an SEC coach has won AP coach of

the year. Auburn icon Bo Jackson likened Malzahn’s task to starting with an empty lot upon his hiring in December 2012. “He’s got to rebuild that house,” said Jackson, the 1985 Heisman Trophy winner. The foundation was set with confidence and attitude, reinforced with a message that it was “a new day” for Auburn (12-1) after a 3-9 season in 2012 that was the Tigers’ worst since 1952. Even more jarring, they had failed to win an SEC game. It didn’t take the team long to adopt a goal of forging the greatest turnaround in college football. The result was one of the biggest ever. Only Hawaii’s 8.5-game turnaround from 1999-2000 matches Auburn’s one-year improvement. “It’s a real tribute to our players that they’ve bonded together,” Malzahn said. “They’ve done everything our coaches have asked, and I think the No. 1 thing is we developed good relationships with our players. We trust our players, the players trust our coaches and we’ve got each others’ backs.” Malzahn’s hurry-up, nohuddle offense has thrived with junior college transfer Nick Marshall at quarterback and tailback Tre Mason, a Heisman Trophy finalist, behind a sturdy offensive line. Defensive end Nosa Eguae said he knew this team was special “when we really just bought into coach Malzahn’s plan.”

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Colorado State defensive line coach Greg Lupfer has been suspended without pay for two weeks for using a gay slur when yelling at Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday in the New Mexico Bowl last weekend. Athletic director Jack Graham also ordered Lupfer to undergo anger management and diversity training at his own expense.

Lupfer issued a statement saying he was grateful to keep his job on Jim McElwain’s staff and said “I am deeply sorry for my behavior, which does not represent who I am or my values.” Lupfer got into a verbal altercation with the Cougars’ QB after his first TD throw. His slur was caught on ESPN cameras and marred the Rams’ comeback from a 22-point deficit for a last-second 48-45 win to kick off the bowl season.

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DEAR ABBY: I have some advice for “Lacking Why,” the girl who is wondering why the amount of allowance money Grandpa gives her and her sisters varies from one girl to the other: Stop comparing the amounts and try focusing on how attentive each of you is to your grandfather. Do you all visit him with the same frequency? Do you all write thank-you notes for his generosity? Do you all phone him the same number of times each week? Do you all remember his birthday with a nice card or small gift? Do you take turns baking him a birthday cake? I suspect, as with my grandchildren, there are wide disparities in the way these sisters treat Grandpa. Why would a person who ignores him expect the same generosity as one who showers him with love and affection? I have two grown grandkids who treat me differently and, son of a gun, I respond in kind. Connecticut Grandma

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Dear Abby: The mother of those girls should be the one to broach the subject with her father. She can soften the response to her daughters and point out to her father the possible harm he may be causing within the family. But in the end, if Grandpa doesn’t budge, they’ll all have to learn to live with it. Ken in Sarasota, Fla.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Take care of family and work responsibilities before you join in any festivities happening at home or in your community. Rushing off to a unique destination or taking a journey that offers excitement and plenty of physical activity should be considered. 3 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Travel to be closer to the ones you love. Have fun, enjoy the banter and the group effort that helps make an enjoyable get-together spectacular. Add some highspirited romance into the mix and you will have a memory for years to come. 5 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): If you’ve left your shopping or traveling to the last minute, this is a great day to get things done. Heading from one destination to another will result in meeting people who have a unique way of celebrating. 3 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Spend time with people who have something unique to offer. Partnerships with people sharing similar interests and concerns will make your day. You may have to make a last-minute change, but don’t fret; just deal with it and keep moving. 4 stars

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Stick close to home and finish up odd jobs. Avoid excess and keep your emotions in check. Don’t let criticism or conversations with people you must humor at this time of the year get to you. Avoid controversy. 3 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Emotions will surface if you have overspent. Social gestures will not be sincere and a problem with honesty prevails. Say little, but listen carefully for any information that will help you make an important decision that will influence your status. 2 stars

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Dear Abby: I would recommend that they first discuss among themDear Grandma: Your explanaselves the differences in their own tion is one I received from other circumstances and their relationship readers as well. That letter resowith their grandparent. It might be nated with a large number of people, that those in need, those who invest and what follows is a sampling of wisely or those who respond kindly their responses: receive more. I help my kids and grandkids Dear Abby: Financially speakbased on what their needs are and ing, I’ll bet there’s a good reason for how they spend the money. It is not the disparity in the amounts “Lacka matter of favoritism. And being ing” and her sisters receive. thanked once in a while doesn’t hurt, If Grandpa intends that each granddaughter receive the same sum either. Patricia in Tempe, Ariz. of money by age 18, and he started giving the money to each of them at Dear Abby: “Lacking” and her the same time, he would have to give siblings should not approach them different amounts. This concept Grandpa. It could backfire and end would be hard to explain to a child, the gift-giving forever. Instead, if all which may be why the girls were the sisters agree they are being never sure about the “why.” Numbers Guy unfairly treated, they should conin San Mateo, Calif. sider pooling the gifts together and dividing the total amount equally among themselves. This would be a Dear Abby: My father did the mature solution that needn’t be same thing. Each year, I received shared with their grandfather. more money from my dad than my Wise Out West brothers did. Eventually I asked him why, and it turned out he felt that _________ over the years he had helped them Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, more in other ways. They had lived also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was at home longer than I had, and Dad founded by her mother, the late Pauline Philhad paid for their educations while lips. Letters can be mailed to Dear Abby, P.O. I’d had a scholarship. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069 or via In his mind, he was trying to even email by logging onto www.dearabby.com.

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one’s bad mood or attitude cause you grief. Focus on your home, family and making your surroundings interesting and comfortable. Good fortune comes from giving back, helping others and trying your best. Respect everyone’s beliefs and traditions. 2 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Express your gratitude and make positive alterations at home and to the way you live. Don’t let a last-minute change someone makes ruin your plans. Caution while traveling will be necessary. Refuse to argue; exude patience and tolerLIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): ance. 5 stars Make adjustments to ensure AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. that you end the year void of any conflicts and stress that 18): Get your personal paperwork in order and take have held you back. Shake care of any last-minute busithings up a bit. Focus on being at your very best and ness that could alter your financial, medical or legal siteliminating anyone or anyuation in the new year. A thing that has been exceschange in the way you sive. 3 stars receive, earn and handle SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. money will pay off. 3 stars 21): Embrace life and the joy PISCES (Feb. 19-March of the festive season. Make 20): A romantic relationship travel enjoyable by sharing the time with someone spe- will excel if you make a comcial. You have plenty to look mitment or uphold a promise. Joint ventures appear to be forward to and are likely to very settling and beneficial. learn a great deal from the Share your thoughts, ideas people you reconnect or and plans for the future. Pick travel with today. 4 stars up something you know will SAGITTARIUS (Nov. please the one you love. 22-Dec. 21): Don’t let some- 3 stars

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NEW YORK — The United States is the juiciest target for hackers hunting credit card information. And experts say incidents like the recent data theft at Target’s stores will get worse before they get better. That’s in part because U.S. credit and debit cards rely on an easy-to-copy magnetic strip on the back of the card, which stores account information using the same technology as cassette tapes. “We are using 20th century cards against 21st century hackers,” said Mallory Duncan, general counsel at the National Retail Federation. “The thieves have moved on, but the cards have not.” In most countries outside the U.S., people carry cards that use digital chips to hold account information. The chip generates a unique code every time it’s used. That makes the cards more difficult for criminals to replicate. So difficult that they generally don’t bother. “The U.S. is the top victim location for card counterfeit attacks like this,” said Jason Oxman, chief executive of the Electronic Transactions Association. The breach that exposed the credit card and debit card information of as many as 40 million Target customers who swiped their cards between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 is still under investigation. It’s unclear how the breach occurred and what data, exactly, criminals have.

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A customer signs a credit card receipt at a Target store in Tallahassee, Fla. Although security experts said no security system is fail-safe, there are several measures stores, banks and credit card companies can take to protect against these attacks.

Expensive to enact Companies haven’t further enhanced security because it can be expensive. And while global credit and debit card fraud hit a record $11.27 billion last year, those costs accounted for just 5.2 cents of every $100 in transactions, according to the Nilson Report, which tracks global payments. Another problem: retailers, banks and credit card

companies each want someone else to foot most of the bill. Card companies want stores to pay to better protect their internal systems. Stores want card companies to issue more sophisticated cards. Banks want to preserve the profits they get from older processing systems. Target says there is no indication that security codes on the back of customer credit cards were stolen. That would make it hard to use stolen account information to buy from most Internet retail sites. But the security code on the back of a card is not needed for in-person purchases.

Once thieves capture card information, they check the type of account, balances and credit limits, and sell replicas on the Internet. A simple card with a low balance and limited customer information can go for $3. A no-limit “black” card can go for $1,000. Credit card companies in the U.S. have a plan to replace magnetic strips with digital chips by the fall of 2015. But retailers worry the card companies won’t go far enough. They also want each transaction to require a personal identification number, or PIN, saying a signature is a useless authentication device.

QUINCY — The Port of Quincy in central Washington state says it plans to sell 200 acres of industrial property to Microsoft for $11 million. The port said Microsoft plans to build a data center that will employee about 100 people. The Seattle Times reported that Microsoft already has a data center in the small town of Quincy, as do Yahoo, Dell, Sabey, Vantage and Intuit. The companies have been attracted by relatively low electricity costs. While the centers have boosted Quincy’s economy, some residents have worried about air pollution from diesel-powered backup generators. The newest data center is the second in Quincy for Microsoft, which built its first one there on port property in 2007. The port said the deal is expected to close in late January.

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INVEST IN DUPLEX Ver y spacious duplex (1,320 sf in each unit) built on double city residential lots close to all amenities. Main level consists of living room, spacious kitchen with dining area, separate utility room and 1/2 bath. Bedrooms are upstairs with another full bathroom. MLS#271180. $199,950. JEAN RYKER (360)477-0950 Windermere Real Estate Sequim East

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9742 Tires & Wheels 5TH WHEEL: 27’ Alum a s c a p e 2 0 0 2 , 3 p. slides, with Ford F250 460 V8 custom HD trans pull 15K. Interior l i ke n ew, q u e e n b e d . Truck 1992 all power, 85000M. Package ready to go anywhere $19,000/obo. (360)649-4121

PUPPIES: Border Collie puppies, black and w h i t e, t r i - c o l o r. $ 3 0 0 5TH WHEEL: ‘96 Wildeach. (360)732-4358. wood. 36’, good cond., ever ything works. 9820 Motorhomes $2,900/obo. 565-6017.

STUDDED TIRES: set of 4 Wintercat 235/75R15. Set of 4 Wintercat 235/75R15 LT excelent Condition. will deliver to PA/Sequim asking $200. 374-9655 please leave message.

9180 Automobiles Classics & Collect.

BUICK: Rare 1977 Buick SkyHawk. 81k original miles on this one of a kind car. Excellent mechanical with V6/Automatic. See on-line ad for details. Need the garage space. Clear title. $5K or best offer. (360)460-6162

FIFTH WHEEL: Forest R i ve r ‘ 0 6 W i l d c a t . 2 7 FW, nonsmoker, rig for boondocks, 4 solar panels, 4 6V golf cart deep cycle batteries, XPower inverter, 3000 plus 3600 Onan Generator, Hijacker Hitch. $18,500/obo. CHEV: 2000 SS CamaCall Sonny, ro. Top condition, cherry (360)952-2038. red, new wheels/tires, recent big tune-up. MOTORHOME: ‘07 24’ $9,500/obo. Itasca. Class C, 30K low 9808 Campers & (360)457-9331. Canopies mi., two queen beds. CHEV: ‘66 Impala con$43,950. (360)683-3212. C A M P E R : ‘ 0 3 L a n c e. ve r t i bl e. R u n s g r e a t , MOTOR HOME: ‘99 25’ Like new, used two short beautiful, collector! Allegro by Fleetwood. trips, for short bed pick- $17,000. (360)681-0488. Class A, 85K mi., hy- up, air, queen bed, dindraulic power levelers, ette, shower, toilet, lots CHEV: ‘87 El Camino. Runs good, good body new fridge, rear queen of storage. $7,850. and interior. $2,800/obo. bed, 2 solar panels and (360)681-0172 (360)683-6079 inverter, suited for on or off grid camping. $8,500. S&S: ‘83 9.5’ camper. C O RVA I R : ‘ 6 3 Tu r b o Self-contained, stable lift (360)460-7534 Spyder Coupe. Rejack system, new fridge. M O T O R H O M E : F o u r $3,000. (360)452-9049. stored, loaded. $10,500. (360)683-5871 Winds ‘98, Class C, 22’. Gas and electric fridge, T R I U MPH: ‘74 TR6 9050 Marine good cond., trailer hitch, Classic British Spor ts 98,330 miles. $7,200. Miscellaneous Car. Excellent runner, (360)582-9769 c o nve r t i bl e w i t h h a r d A Captains License MOTORHOME: Holiday No CG exams. Jan. 13, top, rare over-drive, lots of extra original and new Rambler 2000 Endeav- eves. (360)385-4852. parts. $19,900. Serious or, 38’, (2) slide-outs, www.usmaritime.us inquiries. (360)460-2931 330 HP Cat, Allison Tr a n s , 7 9 k , s i x - w a y BAYLINER: 20’ Cabin leather pilot and co-pilot Cruiser. E-Z Load trailer. 9292 Automobiles seats, 4 dr. fridge with $800/obo. 775-6075. Others ice maker, hyd. leveling jacks, 7.5 diesel gen., BAYLINER: 48’ Pilotrear vision sys., combo h o u s e M o t o r ya c h t . 3 C H E V : ‘ 9 9 C o r v e t t e . washer/dryer, solar pan- staterooms, 2 heads, full Loaded, excellent condiel, 25’ side awning, sat- electronics and new fully tion, heads up display, ellite dish, (2) color TVs, enclosed canvas. Well 52K miles. $16,500. (360)452-1520 many other extras! Ask- maintained Twin Hino ing $59,000. In Sequim, Diesel engines. CHEVROLET ‘05 (360)301-2484 $169,000 SILVERADO 1500 4X4 (360)460-2314 5.3L Vor tec V8, automatic, good tires, tow BELLBOY: ‘72 ‘19 boat, package, spray-in bed140 HP Johnson ‘86, liner, tilt, air conditioning, Evenrude 15 HP kicker, AM/FM, dual front airmany extras! Call for debags. Only 83,000 miles! tails. $1,995. Sparkling clean inside (360)683-7297 and out! This is everything you need in a MOTORHOME: Itasca truck, and nothing you ‘12 Reyo. 25.5’, beautidon’t! Why spend more ful, on sprinter chassis, on gadgets and extras? Mercedes-Benz diesel, Where else can you get under 5k miles, loaded a low mileage 2005 with extras, Onan gen., Chevrolet for under ten inver ter, drivers, door, grand?! Come see the moor. $89,500. Peninsula’s value leadB OAT / M OTO R : 1 6 ’ ers for over 55 years! (360)928-3692 Starcraft fiberglass 1960 Stop by Gray Motors toMOTORHOME: Newmar r u n a b o u t w i t h 7 5 h p 2001 Mountainaire for Johnson and trailer. Not day! $9,995 sale, 38’ with 63,100 a love boat, but runs like GRAY MOTORS miles. In very good con- a champ. $1,600. But 457-4901 dition. Asking $31,000. w a i t . T h e r e ’s m o r e ! graymotors.com Call Bill, (360)582-0452 1991, 20 hp Merc fresh to find more info and/or from the shop with resee the unit. built carb, new plugs, lotza zip. $1,400. (360)582-0723 9832 Tents & MOTORHOME: ‘03 38’ Dutch Star. 20,230 mi., tr iple slide-out, new fridge, micro., gas oven, queen bed, sm freezer, many extras, Cat 3808, 6 sp. Allison Trans. Book $127,000. Asking $80,000. (360)457-3718 or (360)565-6408.

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OLYMPIC: 17’ ‘84 88 Johnson and 8HP Mercury, both two stroke. EZ load trailer. $2,000. (360)452-3275

T R AV E L Tr a i l e r w i t h Pick-up: Ford ‘88 F150 Pickup. $2,000 worth of new tires and rims. 1997 21’ Chateau travel trailer. Complete with A/C, refrigerator, queen size bed, bunk beds, microwave, stove. Will sell separately or as a unit. $8,000. (360)681-4224

SATURN: ‘12, 15’, inflatable boat. With ‘12 Nissan 20 hp outboard and hand-held Garman GPS, Hawkeye marine radio, depth finder, 5’ harpoon, 5’ dock hook, 2 life jackets, and many other items. $3,500. (360)582-0191

9817 Motorcycles

Peninsula Classified HONDA: ‘82 XL80S. 360-452-8435 $400. (360)683-3490.

HONDA: ‘92 Prelude. N o n - V T E C, ( 4 ) ex t r a tires and rims. $2,500 cash. Call or text any time after 4 p.m., (360)461-5877

HONDA ‘98 ACCORD LX SEDAN 2.3L VTEC 4 cyl., 5 speed manual, new tires, power windows, door locks, and mirrors, cruise control, tilt, air conditioning, cassette stereo, dual front airbags. Only 108,000 original miles! One owner! Clean Carfax! New tires! Excellent fuel mileage! You just can’t beat a Honda Accord for reliability and fuel economy! Come see the Peninsula’s value leaders since 1957! Stop by Gray Motors today! $5,995 GRAY MOTORS 457-4901 graymotors.com

KIA: ‘01 Sportage 4X4. 190k, very good cond., new tires, 25-32 mpg, runs strong, nice stereo TOYOTA : ‘ 0 9 A c c e s s with CD. $2,750/obo. Cab. 48500 miles, 4X4, (360)460-1277 auto, SR5, TRD off road, 14mo/23k mi warranty, KIA: ‘04 Optima. 116k, tow, new Michelins, back new timing belt, ver y up alarm, bed liner, bug good condition. guard, never off road, $6,500/obo. 683-9499. charcoal int., located in L I N C O L N : ‘ 9 0 To w n Sequim. $24,900. (301)788-2771 Car. Call for details. $3,500. (360)683-9553.

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MAZDA: ‘04 RX-8. Top condition, 15,000 original mi., black, loaded, CHEV: ‘01 Tracker 4x4. extra set of tires/wheels, Set for towing, ex. cond., for winter. $10,000/obo. 2 owner vehicle. $5,950. (360)460-1393 (360)683-5382 NISSAN ‘02 XTERRA C H E V: ‘ 9 0 S i l va r a d o SE 4X4 Suburban, 8k miles on 3.3L V6, automatic, alloy new engine, 4WD, capwheels, new tires, roof tain seats in front, bench rack, privacy glass, key- seats back. $4,500. less entr y, power win(360)681-7704 dows, door locks, and mirrors, cruise control, DODGE: ‘98 Durango. tilt, air conditioning, CD 88k, trailer tow package, stereo, dual front air- a i r, p owe r s e a t s / w i n bags. This XTERRA is in dows, 7 pass, loaded! immaculate shape inside $4,890. (360)452-2635. and out! Clean Carfax! Runs and drives beautifully! Get yourself into a Nissan today! Come see the Peninsula’s value leaders for over 55 years! Stop by Gray Motors to save big on your next 4X4! I S U Z U : ‘ 8 9 Tr o o p e r $6,995 4x4. 4 dr, auto with GRAY MOTORS O/D, 4 cyl. 181K, runs 457-4901 great, good glass, all graymotors.com original, never lifted, everything works, nice P O R S C H E : ‘ 9 9 9 1 1 . body, tow hitch, stud7 2 K , b e a u t i f u l s i l ve r / ded tires, 15-22mpg black. $20,500. ( t ow n / h w y ) . $ 2 , 4 5 0 . (360)808-1405 (360)452-7439.

9434 Pickup Trucks Others CHEV: ‘02 S10 Extended Cab. Canopy, tool box, 89k, excellent cond. $5,800. (360)640-8155. CHEV: ‘88 1/2 ton. 4x4, matching shell, clean, priced to sell. $2,395/obo. 775-6681.

JEEP: ‘02 Wrangler Sierra. White, gray hardtop, straight 6 cyl., auto, m u d a n d s n ow t i r e s, h e av y d u t y bu m p e r s, wired for towing, CB, fog lights, 77K. $11,000. (919)616-2567

C H E V : ‘ 9 8 E x t . c a b. Camper shell, 125K, 4 cyl., 5 speed. $2,600. J E E P : ‘ 8 3 C J 7 . Ve r y (360)683-9523, 10-8. good cond., rebuilt title. DODGE: ‘01 Ram 2500. $5,200. (360)379-1277. 4X4, utility box, Cummins turbo diesel, 5 sp., JEEP: ‘99 Grand Cheroq u a d - c a b, 2 0 0 k , we l l kee 4.0. In-line 6, auto, maintained, good tires. reg. 4WD, leather int., heated seats, sunroof, $9,000/obo. privacy glass, roof rack, (360)775-7703 custom wheels and tires. D O D G E : ‘ 0 6 D a k o t a $5,600. (360)582-0892. 4X4. Quad cab, excelOLDSMOBILE ‘00 lent cond, electric seats BRAVADA AWD & windows, grill guard, SPORT UTILITY side steps, bed liner and 4.3L Vor tec V6, autoTonneau cover, new batt e r y, t i r e s a n d f r o n t matic, alloy wheels, new b r a ke s, l ow m i l e a g e. tires, tow package, roof $15,500. (360)582-9310. rack, privacy glass, power windows, door locks, and mirrors, power programmable leather seats, cruise control, tilt, air conditioning, CD/cassette stereo, dual front a i r b a g s. O n l y 9 7 , 0 0 0 Or iginal miles! Clean Carfax! Immaculate condition inside and out! This Oldsmobile offers a l u x u r y t r i m l eve l n o t ava i l a bl e i n a C h ev y DODGE: ‘98 3500 Turbo Blazer! All Wheel Drive Diesel. 6 cyl Cummins provides positive traction 24 valve, 4x4, 1 ton du- in any weather! Come ally, auto, 118K mi., tow/ see the Peninsula’s valc a m p e r p k g . , e l e c . ue leaders for over 55 brakes for trailer, class 3 years! Stop by Gray Mohitch, new tires, exhaust, tors today! batteries, upgraded lift $5,995 pump, new fuel ejection GRAY MOTORS pump, leather interior, 457-4901 runs perfect, well maint., graymotors.com service manuals incl. $14,500. (360)460-8761. TOYOTA : ‘ 0 4 R a v - 4 . 111K mi., white, ver y DODGE: ‘99 2500 Se- good condition. $9,150. r ies. Deisel, ext. cab, More info (360)808-0531 utility box, new trans. T O Y O TA : ‘ 8 9 L a n d $9,400. (360)565-6017. Cruiser. Needs engine, FORD: ‘73 1 Ton Pick- running gear/body good up. Flat bed, with side shape. $2,000/obo. (360)452-6668, eves. racks, newly painted, 68k original miles. $6,000. (360)640-8155. 9730 Vans & Minivans FORD: ‘74 1/2 ton. Shor tbed, 50k miles on rebuilt 390 motor, 4 speed manual, r uns strong, new upholstry and tires, etc. Some light body rust--good project truck. $2,500 firm. (360)477-2684.

AMPLIFIER: Brand new, EXERCISE: Total Gym Fe n d e r B r o n c o 4 0 W Ultra, like new. $200. (360)928-2223 Bass amplifier. $200. (360)460-6500 Fan-Flu Pipe smoke assist fan for wood stove. Bar Stools: (2) Solid $30. 683-3843. Maple. $50 each. (805)310-1000. FIGURINE: Hummel AlB A R S T O O L S : ( 4 ) pine Dancer, set. $200. (360)681-2968 w o o d e n , sw i ve l , w i t h b a ck s, 3 0 ” , ex c e l l e n t FIGURINE: Hummel cond. $100. 683-7874. Goose Gir l and Vase. BLADES: (7) Band saw $198 firm. (360)681-2968 blades, 93” x 1/4”, 3/8”, 1/2”, 5, 7, 9, 11 TPI. $50 FIGURINE: Llardo Anfor all. (985)290-5769. gel, Angelic Cymbalist BOOK: Loval, vintage, #5876. $100. (360)452-5521 “Conquer ing the Last Frontier,” Thomas AldFIGURINE: Llardo Anwell. $75. (360)452-6842 gel, Heavently Harpist BOOKS: Harr y Potter, #5830. $100. (360)452-5521 hardcover, 1-7. $69 for the set. (360)775-0855. FIRE NOZZLES: (2) 30” CAMERA: Digital came- brass powhatan playpipes. $90 each. ra, Argus, new. $15. (360)452-7721 (360)452-6974 FIRE STARTERS: Box CARVING: Fish, cedar, of 64. $10. of King salmon. $200. (360)452-7967 (360)912-4536 FLOOR MATS: WeathCERAMIC: Lladro Geis h a l a d y w i t h c h e r r y ertech front “Floorliner,” VW Jetta SportWagon. blossoms, perfect cond. $50. (360)477-0321. $200. (360)681-7579. F R E E : D r e s s e r, f i v e CHAIR: Black Sheesham wood Asok chair, drawers, two saw-horsfrom India, yellow cush- es, wood pallets. (360)683-2705 ions. $145. 460-6500. F R E E : Large metal CHAIRS: (2) Vintage arm chairs, upholstered desk, (5) drawers, keyb a ck a n d s e a t , m u s t board attachment. (360)683-8898 see. $75 ea. 457-4198. FREE: Moving boxes, CHAIR: Vintage overincludes wardrobe boxstuffed chair, must see. es. (970)217-5864. $175. (360)457-4198. FREE: Propane grill. (360)504-2285

Couch: Tapestry material, in great condition. $50. 681-6836. F R E E : T h e r m o m i t e r, small, digital, Taylor. DOG PEN: 6’ x 8’ x 6’, (360)457-1994 heavy chain link. $145. (360)582-3840 FREEZER: Upright, with automatic defrost, KenDOG RAMP: Folding. more, 12.1 cubic ft. $75. (360)683-0146. (360)775-6692 DOG RAMP: Jeep dog FRIDGE: White, older, ramp. $50. adjustable shelves, good (985)720-6606 shape, you haul. $35. (360)477-6445 D O L L S : “ O u r G a n g ,” (2) “Spanky,” (1) Alfalfa. Hat: Stetson, new, size $35. (360)452-5401. 7-1/8, extras. $100. DRAWING: Vintage, lo- (360)477-3686. cal, “Street Scene,” Port HOME GYM: Marcy 130 Angeles, Wally Exum. lb stack, little used, as $50/obo. (360)452-6842. new, fully assembled. $75. (360)207-4935. DV D s : 3 6 a s s o r t e d DVDs, excellent condi- H o n d a G e n s e t : 1 5 0 0 tion. $3 each. watt, on rollers, barely (360)452-8953 used. $200. 461-6967. D V D s : G a m e o f HUTCH: Oak, desk-top T h r o n e s, b oxe d s e t s, hutch, excellent cond., s e a s o n 1 a n d 2 , l i ke great storage. $50. new. $25 ea. 809-3212. (360)452-8264 ENGINE HOIST: 3,000 lb. $150. (360)457-9368

INDUSTRIAL SCREW Jacks Industrial Screw, f o u r h e a v y d u t y. E N G I N E : W i s c o n s i n $200/obo. 683-7435. THD Gas engine, very good condition. $200. JACK: Ford model A/T (360)460-7146 flip-top, ratcheting, 1.25” screw, 11”-18”. $50. E N T. C E N T E R : 4 7 ” x (360)452-7721 56”, four compartments, two drawers. $165. www.peninsula (360)797-1179 dailynews.com

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SEWING MACHINE JAZZ CD: Milt Jackson, John Coltrane, Bags and Singer, nice, includes misc. supplies. $100. Trane, Atlantic Jazz. $5. (206)794-1056 (360)457-5790

JAZZ CD: The Best of SKIS: Rossionol Slalom Miles Davis, John Col- s k i s , w i t h K 2 p o l e s . $100/obo. trane, Columbia. $8. (360)775-9631 (360)457-5790 LAWN TRIMER: Sears, 4 cycle, gas, with brushcut attachment. $125. (360)683-9804

S N OW B OA R D : A n d flow bindings, K2 #156 and flow bindings with bag. $175. 683-7841.

SOFA: 7’, brown flower LOADING RAMPS light-weight metal, used pattern, two cushions. $65. (360)670-7777. twice. $80. (360)683-9804 S O FA : B i g , w o o d e n LOVESEAT: Originally claw feet, comfortable, $800, five months old. you haul, P.A. $65. (360)775-5716 $200/obo. (360)775-9631 STEIN: Seahawks stein, LYE: For soap making, large, mint condition. $10. (360)797-1179. drain cleaning. $5 per lb., 10 lbs. STORAGE UNITS: (2) (360)582-0723 Ceiling-mounted storage MASSAGE MAT: With hanger. $30. (360)683-9804 infrared heat, full body, new in box. $49. S TOV E : Wo o d s t ove, (360)683-0638 good for camping. M A T T R E S S : V e r y $100/obo. (360)775-9631 clean, almost new, twin, with box spring. $65. TABLE: Butcher-block (360)683-6450 top, green legs and skirt, 30” x 48”. $60. MISC: Dressers, $50. (360)681-5137 Bed, $100. TV, $50. (360)207-9771 TABLE: Dining table, MISC: File cabinet, 4 1950s, great condition, drawer, metal, $40. Opti- (4) chairs and (2) leafs. $100. (360)452-9685. cube slide projector, $20. (360)683-2705. TABLES: (2) Folding, MISC TIRES: (10) Misc. gray, fit for sofa or recliner. Both for $25. tires. $20 each. (360)417-1693 (360)207-9771 MIXER: Kitchen Aid 5 qt TIRES: (4) Snow tires, mixer, new, never used, P185-75R14, like new, used two weeks. $150. KSM150PS, chrome. (360)681-5245 $175. (360)683-9569.

MOTOR: Boat motor ‘78, TIRES: Studded snow 18 HP, Evinrude, no salt tires, 6 lug, 235/75/15, 60%, nice. $100. water, runs well. $200. (360)775-5348 (360)912-4536 PLATES: (4) Nor man T I R E : W i t h r i m , n ew, R o ck w e l l “ Fo u r S e a - 31x 10.20R15LT, was sons,” 1979, in box. $50 $300. Asking $99. (360)928-0236 for all. (360)683-5284.

PUNCH BOWL: Com- TO O L B OX : F o r f u l l plete set, early American sized truck, fiberglass locks. $75. Prescut glass. $25. (360)452-9685 (360)452-8264

RAMPS: (2) Solid steel TOY: Radio control battle tank, 1/20 scale car ramps. $10. M1A1 Abrams. $50/obo. (360)681-8009 (360)683-7435 REBOUNDER: Folding, Tr a n s m i s s i o n : Au t o with stabilizing bar. matic, (Geo Metro) 3 cy$100. (360)683-0146. lendar. $100. 683-3843. RIFLE: Single shot, Marlin .22, very good cond., VACUUM: Kenmore, upright, new filter, clean, great shape. $110. works well. $25. (360)460-7146 (360)775-5348 ROCKING CHAIR VASE: Collectible RoseBentwood, Rattan, lge. ville vase, 1930s, per$59. (360)775-0855 fect. $95. ROD AND REEL: Spin (360)681-7579 r o d a n d r e e l c o m b o, VICTORIAN VILLAGE never used. $75. C h r i s t m a s d e c o r, 1 4 (360)452-8953 pieces. $7 each, $75 for SAW: Table saw. $150. all. (360)452-6974. (360)457-9368 WAG O N : R a d i o f l ye r SCOOTER: Razor, A5, wagon for kids or garLUX, 200 lb limit. $50. den. $25. (360)582-3840 (360)681-3522

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Yesterday Statistics for the 24-hour period ending at noon yesterday. Hi Lo Rain YTD Port Angeles 51 43 0.14 20.93 Forks 51 49 0.82 86.25 Seattle 51 49 0.17 30.87 Sequim 50 43 0.12 11.24 Hoquiam 50 46 0.75 54.08 Victoria 44 39 0.30 24.27 Port Townsend 46 43 *0.12 18.83

Forecast highs for Tuesday, Dec. 24

Aberdeen 46/32

Billings 39° | 32°

San Francisco 65° | 48°

TONIGHT ★

New

43/34 Partly sunny, patchy fog

Marine Weather

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

44/34 47/36 Mostly cloudy; fog Areas of fog, here and there lots of clouds

44/36 Clouds linger; foggy pockets

Washington TODAY

Strait of Juan de Fuca: W wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 or 2 ft. Tonight, light wind.

Los Angeles 78° | 50°

CANADA

Seattle 42° | 39° Olympia 43° | 38°

Spokane 33° | 21°

Tacoma 43° | 40° Yakima 37° | 24°

Astoria 44° | 39°

ORE.

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TODAY High Tide Ht Low Tide Ht 4:56 a.m. 7.9’ 11:08 a.m. 3.4’ 4:41 p.m. 6.6’ 10:57 p.m. 2.0’

TOMORROW High Tide Ht Low Tide Ht 5:40 a.m. 8.1’ 12:12 p.m. 3.1’ 5:53 p.m. 6.2’ 11:46 p.m. 2.6’

Port Angeles

7:30 a.m. 7.4’ 12:18 a.m. 1.9’ 7:19 p.m. 4.2’ 2:45 p.m. 3.4’

8:01 a.m. 7.3’ 12:59 a.m. 2.9’ 8:59 p.m. 4.2’ 3:29 p.m. 2.6’

Port Townsend

9:07 a.m. 9.1’ 8:56 p.m. 5.2’

1:31 a.m. 2.1’ 3:58 p.m. 3.8’

9:38 a.m. 9.0’ 10:36 p.m. 5.2’

2:12 a.m. 3.2’ 4:42 p.m. 2.9’

Dungeness Bay*

8:13 a.m. 8.2’ 12:53 a.m. 1.9’ 8:02 p.m. 4.7’ 3:20 p.m. 3.4’

8:44 a.m. 8.1’ 9:42 p.m. 4.7’

1:34 a.m. 2.9’ 4:04 p.m. 2.6’

LaPush

Atlanta 42° | 31°

Miami 81° | 71°

Fronts Cold

Dec 25

Jan 1

Jan 7

Sunset today Sunrise tomorrow Moonrise tomorrow Moonset today

*To correct for Sequim Bay, add 15 minutes for high tide, 21 minutes for low tide.

Warm Stationary

Pressure Low

High

Jan 16

4:24 p.m. 8:03 a.m. 12:11 a.m. 11:29 a.m.

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Hi 52 41 33 32 65 69 71 56 71 11 58 -1 38 43 78 42

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Cartography © Weather Underground / The Associated Press

Burlington, Vt. 77 Casper 25 Lo Prc Otlk Charleston, S.C. 81 Albany, N.Y. 37 .07 Rain Charleston, W.Va. 62 Albuquerque 27 Clr Charlotte, N.C. 71 Amarillo 21 Clr Cheyenne 35 Anchorage 19 .16 Clr Chicago 33 Asheville 52 2.60 Rain Cincinnati 59 Atlanta 53 3.18 Rain Cleveland 63 Atlantic City 58 M Rain Columbia, S.C. 80 Austin 28 Clr Columbus, Ohio 61 Baltimore 60 .61 Rain Concord, N.H. 34 Billings -4 .16 Cldy Dallas-Ft Worth 43 Birmingham 45 .24 Cldy Dayton 60 Bismarck -26 Clr Denver 41 Boise 33 Cldy Des Moines 22 Boston 33 Cldy Detroit 39 Brownsville 48 PCldy Duluth 12 Buffalo 37 .14 Cldy El Paso 54 Evansville 46 Fairbanks 15 THURSDAY Fargo -3 42 High Tide Ht Low Tide Ht Flagstaff Grand Rapids 33 6:28 a.m. 8.4’ 1:18 p.m. 2.5’ Great Falls 16 7:12 p.m. 6.1’ Greensboro, N.C. 73 Hartford Spgfld 64 24 8:34 a.m. 7.2’ 1:49 a.m. 3.9’ Helena 80 11:22 p.m. 4.6’ 4:10 p.m. 1.6’ Honolulu Houston 59 Indianapolis 38 3:02 a.m. 4.3’ Jackson, Miss. 64 84 10:11 a.m. 8.9’ 5:23 p.m. 1.8’ Jacksonville Juneau 36 Kansas City 25 2:24 a.m. 3.9’ Key West 81 9:17 a.m. 8.0’ 4:45 p.m. 1.6’ Las Vegas 59 Little Rock 49

Nation/World

Victoria 43° | 37°

Ocean: Variable wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft or less. W swell 8 ft at 12 seconds. Tonight, E wind 10 kt. Wind waves 1 ft. W swell 6 ft at 15 seconds.

Tides

Washington D.C. 43° | 35°

Cartography by Keith Thorpe / © Peninsula Daily News

WEDNESDAY

New York 40° | 36°

Detroit 20° | 18°

Full

Low 32 Partly cloudy

Chicago 17° | 7°

El Paso 56° | 31° Houston 56° | 34°

First

Cloudy

Minneapolis 12° | -11°

Denver 48° | 32°

Almanac Last

Pt. Cloudy

Seattle 42° | 39°

*Rainfall reading taken in Nordland

Brinnon 45/32

Sunny

25 .06 Snow Los Angeles 13 .02 Cldy Louisville 70 Rain Lubbock 44 .25 Cldy Memphis 63 2.99 Rain Miami Beach 11 .04 PCldy Midland-Odessa 22 .11 Cldy Milwaukee 33 .02 Cldy Mpls-St Paul 36 .05 Cldy Nashville 65 .47 Rain New Orleans 35 .07 Cldy New York City 30 .06 Cldy Norfolk, Va. 26 Clr North Platte 32 Cldy Oklahoma City 12 .02 Cldy Omaha 1 .01 Clr Orlando 30 .05 Cldy Pendleton -3 .21 Snow Philadelphia 24 Clr Phoenix 31 Cldy Pittsburgh 09 Clr Portland, Maine -18 Clr Portland, Ore. 11 Clr Providence 24 .07 Snow Raleigh-Durham 2 .01 Clr Rapid City 61 1.33 Rain Reno 50 .02 Rain Richmond 8 .01 Cldy Sacramento 69 PCldy St Louis 33 Clr St Petersburg 25 MM Cldy Salt Lake City 39 PCldy San Antonio 67 Rain San Diego 33 1.24 Snow San Francisco 4 Cldy San Juan, P.R. 77 PCldy Santa Fe 41 Clr St Ste Marie 32 PCldy Shreveport

69 54 44 55 83 47 30 19 62 61 71 81 32 30 22 86 47 68 62 62 32 53 64 78 11 51 76 62 35 82 35 64 67 65 85 36 15 52

The Lower 48: TEMPERATURE EXTREMES for the contiguous United States: ■ 88 at Punta Gorda, Fla. ■ -35 at Jordan, Mont.

GLOSSARY of abbreviations used on this page: Clr clear, sunny; PCldy partly cloudy; Cldy cloudy; Sh showers; Ts thunderstorms; Prc precipitation; Otlk outlook; M data missing; Ht tidal height; YTD year to date; kt knots ft or ’ feet

8 -14 Clr 48 Clr Sioux Falls 43 39 MM Cldy 34 .01 Cldy Syracuse 27 Clr Tampa 82 70 PCldy 34 Cldy Topeka 26 4 PCldy 76 Cldy Tucson 59 36 Clr 30 Clr Tulsa 30 21 Cldy 18 .47 Snow Washington, D.C. 72 58 .61 Rain 1 .03 Snow Wichita 26 4 Snow 35 .02 Cldy Wilkes-Barre 66 53 .11 Rain 49 1.17 PCldy Wilmington, Del. 70 56 .15 Rain 61 .07 Rain ________ 62 .01 Rain 1 .10 PCldy Hi Lo Otlk 16 Cldy 69 61 Sh 4 Clr Auckland 61 37 Clr 65 PCldy Baghdad 45 18 Clr 39 .02 Rain Beijing 50 43 Cldy 58 .16 Rain Berlin Brussels 50 46 Rain/Wind 44 Clr 70 48 Clr 42 .17 Rain Cairo 29 8 Clr 27 .05 Cldy Calgary 70 39 PCldy 46 .01 Rain Guadalajara 64 53 Clr 38 Rain Hong Kong Jerusalem 55 40 Clr 64 .94 Rain 76 58 Sh -13 M PCldy Johannesburg 43 23 Clr 25 PCldy Kabul 50 40 Sh 63 .80 Rain London 69 45 Sh 36 PCldy Mexico City 5 -12 Clr 23 .01 PCldy Montreal 36 29 Snow 68 PCldy Moscow 69 45 Clr 34 .06 Rain New Delhi 51 46 Rain/Wind 33 Clr Paris Rio de Janeiro 83 74 Ts 51 Clr 58 48 Clr 44 Clr Rome 76 66 Cldy 77 .10 Rain Sydney 22 .07 Clr Tokyo 50 38 Clr 2 .25 Clr Toronto 12 6 Snow 33 Clr Vancouver 41 32 PCldy

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