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King salmon return to undammed river Chinook go farthest up in 100 years PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Biologists have spotted adult chinook salmon near Altair Bridge in the Elwha River two days in a row. It’s the first time that adult chinook, also known as king salmon, have been seen so far up the river — 12.5 miles from the mouth of the river and 7.5 miles above the site of the former Elwha Dam, which was demolished in March. “We saw three observations of chinook on Monday and three [on Tuesday],” said Sam Brenkman, park fisheries biologist. He said the water quality
An adult chinook — or king — salmon is shown in this file photo.
salmon to naturally migrate upstream into the park, said Rainey McKenna, park spokeswoman. The park was created after the dams were built. When the Elwha Dam became NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (2) operational in 1913, 25 years before Olympic National Park The Elwha River reclaims the bottom of the former Lake was created by Congress, more Aldwell reservoir in this Tuesday afternoon view. This and than 70 miles of Elwha River other real-time views are at http://tinyurl.com/pdndams. habitat were blocked to fish passage.
Limited to 5 miles made it impossible to discern if the two sightings were of the same group of fish or of different groups. “The take-home message,” Brenkman said Tuesday, “is that in two consecutive days, observations of chinook salmon were made. “The fish are there.” The fish seen about 2 miles within the park boundary are the first observed Elwha River
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Salmon and steelhead were restricted to spawning in the 5 miles of the river below Elwha Dam, just west of Port Angeles and outside the national park. Steelhead were discovered above the now-demolished dam earlier this summer, but those adult steelhead have not been observed further upstream within the park, Breckman said. TURN
200 attend session on Elwha River rebound BY ARWYN RICE PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — Lake Mills is reduced to a large puddle, Lake Aldwell is gone, plants are starting to grow in the empty lakebeds, and the salmon already are coming back to stretches of CHINOOK/A4 the Elwha River where they
haven’t been seen for 100 years. In all, it was a very good year of progress on the Elwha River’s recovery, Todd Suess, acting superintendent of Olympic National Park, told an audience of about 200 at Peninsula College’s Little Theater on Monday. TURN
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BY ROB OLLIKAINEN PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — Clallam County has received a $40,750 grant from the state Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation to help cover the cost of replacing the roof of the historic courthouse. The three commissioners approved the agreement Tuesday. Crews already are working on the $163,000 project, which includes the washing and painting of the bell tower roof. The work is scheduled to be completed in October. The project largely is funded by real estate excise taxes. Commissioners also approved a $38,008 agreement with Hoch Construction of Port Angeles for painting the art and agriculture barns at the Clallam County Fairgrounds, and a $38,662 agreement with Aldergrove Construction of Port Angeles for repairing the Fourth Street crosswalk at the county courthouse. The fairgrounds painting project will be completed by Oct. 5. The crosswalk repairs have an Oct. 22 completion date.
Senior games In other board action, commissioners signed a proclamation recognizing Friday through Sunday as Olympic Peninsula Senior Games Days. Athletes 50 and older will compete in 16 sports and 61 events over three days, Senior Games Executive Director D Bellamente said. Bellamente said there are about 130 volunteers who help put on the event. About 35 percent of the participants come from outside of the area, she said. “We have done this now for eight years,” Bellamente said. “We’ve seen this event grow.”
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he twin-masted brigantine SV Kaisei sits anchored in Port Angeles Harbor on Tuesday morning during a port of call on a mission to research floating wreckage from last year’s Japanese tsunami as part of a larger project to study ocean debris. The steel-hulled vessel sails under the direction of the Ocean Voyages Institute, a group dedicated to promoting understanding of the world’s oceans,
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including a project to research the North Pacific Gyre — a massive field of plastic marine debris that floats about 600 miles off the West Coast. The Kaisei recently visited a maritime festival in Richmond, B.C., near Vancouver. The Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011, triggered a tsunami that left 15,867 people dead, 6,109 injured and 2,909 missing, according to the Japanese government.
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Van Dyke to receive actors’ award DICK VAN DYKE will receive the Screen Actors Guild’s highest honor: the Life Achievement Award. Screen Actors Guild & American Federation of Television and Radio Artists co-pres- Van Dyke ident Ken Howard made the announcement Tuesday. He called Van Dyke “an enormously talented performer whose work has crossed nearly every major category of entertainment.” The 86-year-old entertainer will receive the honor at the annual Screen
Actors Guild Awards ceremony in January. He has already won a Tony, a Grammy and five Emmy awards. Van Dyke is being honored for his 60-year career, which includes his hit TV show and film credits such as “Bye Bye Birdie” and “Mary Poppins,” and his commitment to philanthropic causes. The 19th annual SAG Awards will be presented Jan. 27.
A ‘M*A*S*H’-up A former owner of a hot dog eatery made famous on the TV series “M*A*S*H” is serving up another attempt at regaining control of Tony Packo’s. One of two cousins who have fought for more than a year over the ownership of the Toledo, Ohio, restaurant chain has asked a state appeals court to nul-
lify the $5.5 million sale completed this year. Robin Horvath wants the sale to representatives of a private restaurant group overturned until the court rules on several appeals he has filed in the case. He also wants the company’s assets returned to a court-appointed third party. The future of Tony Packo’s had been in doubt since the spring of 2011 after a bank foreclosed on its loans and a third party was put in charge of daily operations. A judge last December approved the sale to a private group aligned with Tony Packo Jr. and his son. Tony Packo’s became a household name in the 1970s when actor Jamie Farr portrayed a homesick U.S. soldier in the Korean War who longed for Packo’s hot dogs.
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MONDAY’S QUESTION: Should public schools go to a year-round schedule like the private Swan School in Port Townsend is doing starting this week?
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GEORGE HICKMAN, 88, one of the original Tuskegee airmen and a longtime usher at University of Washington and Seattle Seahawks games, has died. His wife, Doris, confirmed Monday that he died early Sunday morning in Seattle. Mr. Hick- Mr. Hickman man was in 2009 born in St. Louis on Aug. 6, 1924, and dreamed as a young boy of being a pilot. After high school, he joined the Army and eventually enrolled at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, where he learned to fly with the nation’s first black pilots during World War II. The all-black 99th Air Squadron broke barriers because many people had believed African Americans were not capable enough to be pilots. The men trained in a segregated unit, and 450 of the 992 original airmen ultimately did fight in Europe. Though it crushed Hickman when he was not chosen to be among them, he was part of a squadron that helped lead to a desegregated military. His fascination with aeronautics led him to college and graduate school, and eventually to jobs at Air Force bases in Illinois and Texas. He retired as a Boeing senior manager in the mid-1980s.
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In 2007, Mr. Hickman and other surviving Tuskegee Airmen received the Congressional Gold Medal. He attended President Obama’s 2009 inauguration as a special guest. Mr. Hickman was a beloved figure at Seattle sporting events and could often be seen shaking hands and hugging fans, athletes and reporters. Hickman worked a number of posts, including usher and press box attendant, at Huskies games for several decades. He also served as a press box greeter at Seahawks games. He raised the 12th Man flag before the Seahawks game against the Baltimore Ravens last November.
__________ MELES ZENAWI, 57, Ethiopia’s longtime ruler and a major U.S. counter-terrorism ally who is credited with economic gains but blamed for human-rights abuses, died of an undisclosed illness after not being seen in his East African country for weeks, Ethiopian authorities said Tuesday. Mr. Meles died in a Belgian hospital Monday after contracting an infection, authorities said. A European Union
spokesman said that Mr. Meles died in Brussels. Officials had expected Mr. Meles to return to Ethiopia, but Mr. Meles a sudden in 2010 complication reversed what had been a good recovery, said Bereket Simon, the communications minister. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Mr. Meles “will be remembered for his exceptional leadership and advocacy on African issues within and outside the continent, as well as for overseeing his country’s economic growth and development,” U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky said.
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Peninsula Lookback From the pages of the PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
1937 (75 years ago)
A Port Angeles native, Lt. Cmdr. Norman M. Nelson, has returned home to take command of the Coast Guard air station on Ediz Hook. Happy as were his friends to welcome home Nelson, a 1916 graduate of Port Angeles’ high school whose first duty station was at Neah Bay, most ardent greetings came from Seen Around his mother, Bertha Nelson Peninsula snapshots of Port Angeles, and TWO MEN ROLLER- brother, Oscar Nelson of Heart O’ the Hills. BLADING in a First Lt. Cmdr. Nelson will Street bike lane in downrelieve Lt. K.P. Maley, air town Port Angeles, both station executive officer wearing helmets and one who has been in command with colorful fake dreadlocks flowing out of the hel- since former commanding officer Lt. C.F. Edge left in met in the breeze . . . June for duty aboard a cutter in Alaska. WANTED! “Seen Around” items. Send them to PDN News Desk, P.O. Box 1330, Port Angeles WA 98362; fax 360-417-3521; or email news@peninsuladailynews. com.
1962 (50 years ago) The merchants division of the Port Angeles Cham-
ber of Commerce officially started a drive yesterday to raise $5,000 to purchase new Christmas decorations for the downtown. Plans are to buy enough decorations to light up the downtown area as well as East First Street and South Lincoln Street. Yesterday was officially proclaimed “Christmas in August Day,” and a combined radiothon on stations KAPY and KONP urged public contributions. Donors who called the radio stations to pledge money saw drivers come to their homes or workplaces to pick up the donations.
— and claiming after they were caught on Elwha Hill that the car had explosives. Traffic was tied up on the highway for hours after Clallam County Sheriff’s Office investigators — including a bomb-sniffing dog — inspected the stolen 1977 Ford LTD. There were no explosives. The chase began at the east end of Lake Crescent after the two men, who were changing a flat tire, took off on the flat when a ranger pulled up to help them and determined that they were drunk.
1987 (25 years ago)
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Two Tacoma men led Olympic National Park rangers on an 8-mile chase on U.S. Highway 101 while driving drunk on a flat tire with speeds up to 90 mph
Looking Back From the files of The Associated Press
TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, Aug. 22, the 235th day of 2012. There are 131 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On Aug. 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln publicly responded to Horace Greeley’s “Prayer of Twenty Millions,” which had urged Lincoln to take more drastic steps in abolishing slavery; Lincoln replied that his priority was saving the Union but also repeated his “personal wish that all men everywhere could be free.” On this date: ■ In 1485, England’s King Richard III was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field, effectively ending the War of the Roses. ■ In 1787, inventor John Fitch
demonstrated his steamboat on the Delaware River to delegates from the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. ■ In 1851, the schooner America outraced more than a dozen British vessels off the English coast to win a trophy that came to be known as the America’s Cup. ■ In 1932, the British Broadcasting Corp. conducted its first experimental television broadcast, using a 30-line mechanical system. ■ In 1962, French President Charles de Gaulle survived an attempt on his life in suburban Paris. ■ In 1972, a hostage drama began at a Chase Manhattan Bank in Brooklyn in New York
City as John Wojtowicz and Salvatore Naturile seized seven employees during a botched robbery; the episode, which ended with Wojtowicz’s arrest and Naturile’s killing by the FBI, inspired the movie “Dog Day Afternoon.” ■ In 1989, Black Panthers cofounder Huey P. Newton was shot to death in Oakland, Calif. Gunman Tyrone Robinson was later sentenced to 32 years to life in prison. ■ In 1992, on the second day of the Ruby Ridge siege in Idaho, an FBI sharpshooter killed Vicki Weaver, the wife of white separatist Randy Weaver; the sharpshooter later said he was targeting the couple’s friend Kevin Harris
and didn’t see Vicki Weaver. ■ Ten years ago: President George W. Bush proposed to end the government’s “hands-off” policy in national forests and ease logging restrictions in fire-prone areas. ■ Five years ago: The Texas Rangers became the first team in 110 years to score 30 runs in a game, setting an American League record in a 30-3 rout of the Baltimore Orioles in the first game of a doubleheader. ■ One year ago: Hurricane Irene cut a destructive path through the Caribbean, raking Puerto Rico with strong winds and rain and then spinning just north of the Dominican Republic.
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ure out how to afford college. Romney campaign spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg said it’s Obama who has failed young Americans. “Under this president, too many young Americans are sufELLICOTT CITY, Md. — A fering from higher college costs, train hauling coal derailed on a more debt and a lack of good jobs bridge in this city’s historic dis- when they graduate,” she said. trict, killing two college stuRomney was raising money to dents who had been drinking bolster his campaign in Texas, together and hanging out on the where he told donors that his tracks. campaign was “a little wiser in Nearly two dozen railroad our spending of dollars” than cars flipped over, including some Obama’s campaign, pointing to that fell onto vehicles in a park- new finance documents released ing lot below the bridge, officials by Obama’s campaign Monday said. that showed it spent more money The students, both 19-yearin July than it brought in. old women, posted photos and comments from what appeared Slurs false, police say to be the bridge shortly before LINCOLN, Neb. — Police say the train derailed around mida former University of Nebraska night Monday, according to women’s basketball star faked Twitter feeds with the same an attack in which she allegedly names as the victims. “Many of those train cars fell carved anti-gay slurs into her skin because she felt it would onto automobiles, literally fell onto automobiles with the coal,” spark change. Lincoln Howard County Executive Ken Police Chief Ulman said. Jim Peschong Tuesday Student debt at issue said that 33-yearCOLUMBUS, Ohio — Presi- old Charlie dent Barack Obama told Ohio Rogers outstudents Tuesday that proposed lined her Republican cuts to college aid motive for the show that opponent Mitt Romfaked July 22 ney “does not think investing in attack in Face- Rogers your future is worth it.” book postings Obama invoked his own four days earlier. years of paying off student debt Rogers, a lesbian, told police and criticized Romney for urging three masked men attacked her kids to ask their parents to lend in her home and carved antithem more money and to “shop gay slurs in her skin. The Associated Press around” if they are trying to fig-
Train derails, falls off bridge; 2 students die
Today’s college freshmen view their world in a much different way BY DINESH RAMDE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
MILWAUKEE — Remember when suitcases had to be carried instead of rolled? Or when an airline ticket was a booklet of pages separated by carbon paper? Maybe you remember when Lou Gehrig held the major league record for consecutive baseball games played. This year’s college freshmen don’t. They never lived in a world where Kurt Cobain was alive or an NFL team played its home games in Los Angeles. The Class of 2016 has no need for radios, watches television everywhere except on actual TV sets and is addicted to “electronic narcotics.” These are among the 75 references on this year’s Beloit College Mindset List, a nonscientific compilation meant to remind teachers that college freshmen, born mostly in 1994, see the world in a much different way. The students are also accustomed to seeing women in position of leadership. They came of age at a time when Madeleine Albright was serving as the first female U.S. secretary of state, and women have held the position for most of their lives. And the old Hollywood stereotype of ditzy blond women has given way to one of “dumb and dumber males,” according to the list. “In general, there was always the complaint that it was too slow for women to get to positions of responsibility,” said Ron Nief, one of the two Beloit College officials who compiles the list. “Now the question is, ‘What took so long?’”
College’s mind-set list
Briefly: World Afghan rockets damage U.S. general’s plane
The compilation, released Tuesday, has been assembled every year since 1998 by Nief and Tom McBride, from the private school in southeastern Wisconsin. Over the years, it has evolved into a national phenomenon, a cultural touchstone that entertains even as it makes people wonder where the years have gone. The lists have begun attracting attention from government agencies, athletic organizations and other groups that want to know how the younger generation thinks. Nief and McBride will be sharing their insights with employees of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., in October. The new generation gets a lot of its news
Syria issues warning
BEIRUT — A Syrian government official warned the United States on Tuesday that military intervention in Syria could lead to regional turmoil as regime forces bombed a northern vilKABUL, Afghanistan — An lage and stormed a rebel-held insurgent rocket attack Damascus suburb, killing dozdamaged the plane of the top ens of people, activists said. U.S. military general as it sat The comments came a day parked at a coalition base in after President Barack Obama Afghanistan on Tuesday, dealing said the U.S. would reconsider its another blow to the image of opposition to military involveprogress in building a stable ment in the Syrian civil war if country as foreign forces work Bashar Assad’s government to wind down the 10-year-old deploys or uses chemical or biowar. logical weapons. The Syrian Deputy Prime MinisTaliban ter Qadri Jamil called Obama’s claimed statements “propagandistic responsibility threats” made in connection for the two with the presidential election. rockets that landed near Graves excavated the C-17 MEXICO CITY — Argentine transport forensics experts said Tuesday plane that Dempsey they have started excavating U.S. Army paupers’ graves in southern Gen. Martin Dempsey, the Mexico that are believed to conchairman of the Joint Chiefs of tain the bodies of migrants who Staff, flew into Bagram Air died but were never identified. Field north of Kabul a day Team member Mercedes earlier. Doretti said the group expects The claim was an attempt by to find about 80 bodies dating the insurgents to score more back from two months to 12 propaganda points in what has years ago. The bodies were been a deadly few weeks for the found without identification on international coalition in a route popular among Central Afghanistan. American migrants trying to Jamie Graybeal, a reach the United States. spokesman for the U.S. military Over the years, authorities and the international coalition, collected the bodies and buried said Dempsey was in his staff them in common graves in the quarters when the two rockets cemetery in Tapachula, near landed and was unhurt in the Mexico’s border with Guatemala. The Associated Press attack.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
An Apple iPhone, symbolic of the computer technology that today’s college freshmen have never been without. from Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show.” But if they miss an episode, they can always get instant news from YouTube (No. 5 on the list). Here are some other items to make you feel old: ■ These teens weren’t born when “Pulp Fiction” came out. ■ Instead of asking who shot J.R., they wanted to know who shot Mr. Burns from “The Simpsons.” ■ And to them, “Twilight Zone” is about vampires, not Rod Serling.
‘Twilight’ dispute Thorin Blitz, 18, disagreed with that last item. He said it’s 13-year-old girls who watch “Twilight.” “I’ve seen quite a few ‘Twilight Zone’ episodes,” said the incoming freshman from Charleston, Ill. “Most of us know what that is.” Blitz’s comment reflects a common criticism of previous lists. Some teens were insulted by the insinuation that they had no knowledge of events that happened before they were born, as if they had never studied history.
Congressman stays in race; Romney urges him to pull out THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Rep. Todd Akin defied the nation’s top Republicans — including Mitt Romney — on Tuesday to forge ahead with his besieged Senate campaign, declaring that GOP leaders were overreacting by abandoning him because of comments that women’s bodies can prevent pregnancies in cases of “legitimate rape.” Akin pledged to carry on with his quest to unseat Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill. But his bid faced tall obstacles: a lack of money, a lack of party support and no assurance that his apologies would be enough to heal a self-inflicted political wound. “I misspoke one word in one sentence on one day, and all of a
sudden, overnight, everybody decides, ‘Well, Akin can’t possibly win,’” he said on a radio show hosted by former GOP presidential candiAkin date Mike Huckabee. “Well, I don’t agree with that.” Akin predicted he would bounce back from the political crisis threatening his campaign and capture a seat that is pivotal to Republican hopes of regaining control of the Senate. If he stays in the race, Akin will have to rebuild without any money from the national party and with new misgivings among rank-and-
file Republican voters who just two weeks ago propelled him to a comfortable victory in a hotly contested three-way primary. In a potential sign of his strategy, Akin appealed Tuesday to Christian evangelicals, anti-abortion activists and anti-establishment Republicans. Tuesday was the final day in which Akin could withdraw from the race without a court order. Sen. Roy Blunt issued a joint statement Tuesday with all four of Missouri’s living former Republican senators — John Ashcroft, Kit Bond, Jim Talent and John Danforth — saying “it serves the national interest” for Akin to quit. Pointing to the group, Republican presidential candidate Romney said the congressman should “accept their counsel.”
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West: Pot growers fleeing California, authorities say
West: Natalie Wood cause of death officially changed
Nation: GOP convention could be in path of storm
World: Swimmer quits Cuba-to-Florida attempt
LAW ENFORCEMENT CRACKDOWNS on illegal marijuana groves on California’s public lands appear to be pushing some growers into other states, federal authorities said Tuesday, prompting a multi-agency effort across the West this summer. There has been a decrease in the number of marijuana plants seized in California in recent years, though the state still accounts for the bulk of the illegal pot harvest. There has been an increase in some neighboring states, officials said, so they are responding with what they’re calling Operation Mountain Sweep in seven states west of the Rockies.
ACTRESS NATALIE WOOD’S death certificate has been changed to reflect some of the uncertainties and lingering questions surrounding HER drowning more than 30 years ago in the Pacific Ocean off Southern California. The document was amended earlier this month and shifts Wood’s death from an accidental drowning to “drowning and other undetermined factors,” The Associated Press reported The amended document also now states that the circumstances of how Wood ended up in the waters off Santa Catalina Island in November 1981 are “not clearly established.”
FORECASTERS ARE KEEPING a wary eye on Tropical Storm Isaac in the Atlantic Ocean that poses a potential threat to Florida during next week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa. National Hurricane Center computer models Tuesday predicted that the storm would grow into a hurricane over the next few days. Some models had the storm striking Florida or passing close after moving across Cuba as early as Sunday. Forecasters caution that long-range storm track predictions can be off by hundreds of miles. A hurricane hunter plane confirmed the storm Tuesday.
DIANA NYAD ENDED her fourth attempt in nearly 35 years to swim across the Straits of Florida on Tuesday, her dream of setting a record thwarted by storms, jellyfish stings, shark threats, hypothermia and swollen lips. The swimmer was pulled from the water at 12:55 a.m., her crew reported, as a thunderstorm raged and winds and waves tossed her support boats around. Nyad, who turns 63 today, was making her third attempt since last summer to become the first person to cross the Florida Straits without a shark cage.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2012
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Park seeks volunteers to get hands dirty Fridays through Aug. 31 to help with activities that are part of the $325 million restoration project to return the Elwha River to its wild state. Volunteers also are needed to help prepare, transport and plant 12,000 new seedlings at Boulder Creek Campground in the Elwha River Valley, an effort that began this week and will continue through October.
Helpers invited to drop in for revegetation, activities PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK â€” The Matt Albright Native Plant Nursery and Wilderness Revegetation crew are looking for a few good volunteers who are ready to get their
hands dirty. Volunteers are invited to drop in at the Matt Albright Native Plant Center, located east of Port Angeles in Robin Hill Farm County Park, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays through
Work will take place at the Matt Albright Native Plant Nursery and at the Boulder Creek Campground. This month, activities at the greenhouse include packing plants in preparation for upcoming activities in the Elwha River Restoration Revegetation Project, cleaning and sowing seeds, and transporting seedlings. For this work, the volunteers days were extended
from the usual Mondays and Wednesdays. After Labor Day, regular volunteer drop-in days will revert to Mondays and Wednesdays, with hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The nursery will be closed Sept. 3 for Labor Day. For more information about volunteer opportunities with the Elwha River Restoration Revegetation Project, contact Jill Zarzeczny at Jill_Zarzeczny@nps.
gov or 360-565-3047. For more information about the Boulder Creek Campground project, contact Ruth Scott at Ruth_ Scott@nps.gov or 360-5653071. Volunteer opportunities are available year-round in the park. For more information about volunteer and internship opportunities, visit http://tinyurl.com/ 9btarwj.
Chinook: Spotted by technician Symposium CONTINUED FROM A1 Phil Kennedy, lead fisheries technician for the park, spotted the chinook. â€œWe knew this was going to happen, and as I saw the fish roll, my heart jumped,â€? Kennedy said after seeing the fish Monday. Kennedy has been conducting surveys in the park over the past three weeks, Brenkman said.
In spawning dress â€œWeâ€™re continuing these surveys to better understand the distribution of the chinook salmon in the park right now,â€? Brenkman said, adding that personnel are surveying the river from the Glines Canyon Dam site to the park boundary. There is no weight estimate of the adult chinook salmon, though all were large, traveling upstream, and â€œa little darker in coloration, which means they are maturing to spawn,â€? Brenkman said. â€œWeâ€™re sure they were chinook salmon based on their behavior, their timing in the river, their large size and their coloration,â€? Brenkman said. It was not known whether they were hatchery-raised or wild salmon, he said. Brenkman said the salmon likely would travel as far upstream to Glines Canyon Dam and then return downstream a bit to find a good location in a side channel or tributary for spawning. A fish weir was put into place below the area of the former Elwha Dam on Aug. 2 by the state Fish and Wildlife Department. â€œWe think these fish moved through the area before the fish trap was installed,â€? Brenkman said. The expectation is that between 1,500 and 2,500 salmon will come into the river this season, Rainey said. In the parkâ€™s announcement Monday, headlined â€œReturn of the Kings,â€? Todd Suess, Olympicâ€™s acting superintendent, said: â€œThis has been an
Chinook, or king salmon, were observed on the Elwha River on Tuesday. vice also reported finding a site in a nearby location that documents human use as far back as 8,000 years ago, establishing it as one of the oldest-known archaeological sites on the Olympic Peninsula.
extremely exciting summer. First, we see a renewal of a culture with the uncovering of the creation site of the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe, and now, we see the renewal of the legendary chinook in Olympic National Park.â€? The tribe is a partner with the National Park Service in the $325 million federal project to remove the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams and restore the Elwha River and its fish runs. The chinook salmon run in the Elwha was legendary, with stories of salmon weighing 100 pounds and swimming in schools that filled the river, before the two dams were built without fish ladders. In recent years, the Elwhaâ€™s king salmon population had plunged to a few thousand annually.
Ahead of schedule The Elwha dam-removal project â€” the largest of its kind in U.S. history â€” is well ahead of schedule. By summer 2013, the glacier-fed Elwha River is expected to flow freely as it courses from the Olympic Mountains to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Glines Canyon Dam, about 8 miles upstream from the now-demolished 108-foot Elwha Dam, will be gone by early next summer. Glines has been knocked down by explosives and huge hydraulic hammers to less than half its original height â€” about 90 feet of the 210-foot-high dam are left. The dam-removal work originally was scheduled to run through 2014. After the two dams were built, all five native species of Pacific salmon and steelhead, a sea-going rainbow trout, were confined to the lower five miles of the Elwha. Once Glines Canyon Dam is removed, salmon, steelhead and other fish that mature in the ocean and return to rivers to spawn will once again have access to more than 70 miles
Creation spot Earlier this month, it was announced that the tribeâ€™s creation site â€” a rock with two deep depressions â€” was found among the 1,100 acres of land that emerged after Elwha Dam was removed and the lake behind it had drained. Sacred to the tribe, the site is where, by tribal teaching, the Creator bathed and blessed the Klallam people and where tribal members for generations sought to learn their future. It had been submerged behind Elwha Dam for 99 years. In addition, the Park Ser-
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of spawning and rearing habitat, much of it within the protected boundaries of Olympic National Park. Scientists knew oceangoing fish eventually would return to the Elwha River once the two massive concrete dams were torn down. They just didnâ€™t think it would happen so soon. Biologists tracking fish in a tributary of the Elwha in June spotted wild steelhead that they said made it on their own past the site where the Elwha Dam stood for nearly a century. â€œWeâ€™re wildly excited,â€? said Mike McHenry, fish habitat manager for the Lower Elwha tribe, said after the steelhead were spotted. â€œIt just confirms what we have known all along: that these fish are quite capable of recolonizing the Elwha once we get the dams out of the way.â€? Juvenile chinook also have been seen in the river between the Glines Canyon Dam and the former Elwha Dam site. It is believed they are the offspring of 24 adults captured in the fish weir last year and relocated upstream of Glines Canyon, McHenry said last week at the Elwha tribeâ€™s ceremonial welcoming of the chinook. Fully recolonizing the river is expected to take years. All fishing in the river has been closed for five years.
CONTINUED FROM A1 eldersâ€™ stories of life before the dam. Sequim filmmaker John The gathering was the first of two free public events Gussman presented a during the four-day 2012 20-minute clip of his docuElwha River Science Sympo- mentary â€œReturn of the River,â€? which featured many sium. The second public sympo- of the scientists at the symsium event â€” a panel of posium. Seattle Times reporter experts comparing notes on progress made throughout Lynda Mapes, who has covthe year â€” will begin at 9 ered Elwha River issues a.m. today at Little Theater since 1996, discussed her on the college campus at experiences and read an excerpt from a book she is 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd. During the symposium, writing about the river that scientists are sharing what she expects to release in May. Mapes said she has seen has been learned during the first year of the $325 million as much progress in one year Elwha River restoration as she expected to see in five to seven years. project. The symposium sums up the progress that has been Todayâ€™s presentation made since Sept. 17, 2011 â€” Before and after Monthe ceremonial beginning of dayâ€™s public presentation, the end for Elwha Dam and river scientists presented Glines Canyon Dam. The scientific, registra- posters summarizing their tion-only portions of the sym- work and answered visitorsâ€™ about their posium, located at Nature- questions Bridge at Olympic National research on the river. The public forum will Park, are sold out. include presentations from river restoration project Audience applauds managers about physical When Suess announced river processes and biological the discovery of several adult monitoring of the river and chinook salmon, also known dam sites, as well as a quesas king salmon, migrating tion-and-answer period. upstream in the Elwha River Panelists include Brian above the former Elwha Krohmer, project manager Dam site, the audience broke for Barnard Construction, into delighted applause. the contractor dismantling â€œItâ€™s hard to believe it was the two dams on the Elwha less than a year ago the River; Tim Randle, hydraulic dams started to come down,â€? engineer for the Bureau of Suess said, noting the rapid Reclamation; George Press, pace of change on the Elwha fisheries biologist for the River. National Oceanic and AtmoFirst, the 99-year-old spheric Administration; Guy Elwha Dam came down Gelfenbaum, coastal geologic faster than expected, then and oceanographic wild steelhead were spotted researcher for the U.S. Geoin the â€œmiddle reaches,â€? logical Survey; Mike between the two dam sites; juvenile salmon were sighted McHenry, fisheries habitat in the same area; and plants biologist for the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe; and Joshua are beginning to take hold. By this time next year, the Chenoweth, botanical restofor Olympic 210-foot Glines Canyon rationist National Park. Dam, completed in 1927, For those who cannot may be gone, and next yearâ€™s king salmon may make their attend in person, a live podway above Lake Mills on cast of both public events is available online at http:// their own, he said. Francis Charles, chair- tinyurl.com/cegw4fk. ________ woman of the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe, spoke of the Reporter Arwyn Rice can be years of work the tribe dedi- reached at 360-452-2345, ext. cated to bringing back the 5070, or at arwyn.rice@peninsula salmon and of the tribal dailynews.com.
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2 Congress hopefuls to debate Friday PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
A debate between 6th Congressional District candidates Derek Kilmer, a Port Angeles native and Democrat, and Bill Driscoll, a Tacoma Republican, is set for 7 a.m. Friday at SunLand Golf & Country Club. The event, sponsored by Sequim Sunrise Rotary, is the first general election
face-off between the two, said Rotary President-elect and debate moderator Mike McAleer on Tuesday. Kilmer, 39, is vice president of the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County and a Gig Harbor resident. Driscoll, 49, is a former Marine with experience in the forest-products indus-
try and family ties to the Kilmer and Driscoll were the top two vote-getWeyerhaeuser Co. ters in Aug. 7 primary election. Vying in election The format of Fridayâ€™s Kilmer and Driscoll are debate will consist of twovying in the Nov. 6 general minute introductions folelection for the two-year lowed by questions from seat being vacated by club members. 18-term incumbent Norm Each candidate will Dicks, D-Belfair, who is have one minute to answer and will be allowed a retiring.
30-second rebuttal. A breakfast of oatmeal and fruit will be available for $6, McAleer said. The 6th Congressional District includes Clallam, Jefferson, Grays Harbor, Mason and Kitsap counties, and part of Tacoma in Pierce County. The district has more than 325,000 voters.
SEATTLE â€” Authorities said they believe a man spent years posing as an immigration officer in the Seattle-Tacoma area and used threats to coerce undocumented immigrants into doing what he wanted. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday theyâ€™re looking for
possible victims of 36-yearold Jose Antonio Haughton, better known as â€œPanama.â€? Haughton is being held at the King County jail on state charges that he coerced a woman into giving him money and sex, and investigators said he threatened other immigrants as well. ICE said Haughton promised to expedite applications for immigration benefits for a fee and that heâ€™d even go so far as accompanying immigrants
to a Homeland Security office to convince them of his credibility. Officials said any undocumented victims might be nervous about coming forward to law enforcement, but they noted that victims who do help investigators could be eligible to apply for lawful status. Haughton has criminal convictions in Colorado, Montana and New York.
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ett man has been arrested for allegedly stabbing his girlfriendâ€™s parrot to death with a serving fork. The Daily Herald reported that court documents show police found the parrotâ€™s body and the fork at the coupleâ€™s home after the girlfriend called 9-1-1. The woman reportedly told police that the man had been upset with her about a plan to have dinner with friends.
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Abriell Danz, 12, a future student at Stevens Middle School, and her mother, Tonya Danz, center, get assistance from Paula Walters, left, and Patrice Varela-Daylo during distribution of school supplies Saturday at Jefferson School in Port Angeles. Most of the supplies were collected through the summer â€œStuff the Busâ€? campaign and given free to students during the giveaway. A variety of other school-related services also were available to students and their parents.
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More crews head to reservation fire THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
through parts of Eastern Washington. At least 115 firefighters were already at the scene of the wildfire burning in a forest in the Diamond Butte area, about 15 miles northwest of White Swan on a closed area of the reservation.
YAKIMA — A state fire management team traveled to assume oversight of a lightning-sparked wildfire on the Yakama tribal reservation on Tuesday, as additional storms with lightning swept
The state team was responding to aid those efforts because the fire was burning toward timber in the Ahtanum State Forest, Department of Natural Resources spokesman Bryan Flint said. The fire, which was estimated at less than a square
Death and Memorial Notice memory sets with force up the dark River of the Nine Bends. “Then on the waters of the forlorn stream drifts a ship — manned by a crew of Shades. They pass and make a sign, in a shadowy hail. Haven’t we, together and upon the immortal sea, wrung out a meaning from our sinful lives? “Goodbye, brothers! You were a good crowd. As good a crowd as ever fisted with wild cries the beating canvas of a heavy foresail; or tossing aloft, invisible in the night, gave back yell for yell to a westerly gale.” — Joseph Conrad A memorial service and reception will be held at The Landing mall, 115 East Railroad Avenue, Port Angeles, on Saturday, September 1, 2012, at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions can be made to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, 540 East Eighth Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362, www.vhocc.org.
PAUL PHILLIP CRONAUER July 19, 1949 August 16, 2012 Paul died on August 16, 2012, in Port Angeles of cancer. Paul was born on July 19, 1949, to Robert E. Cronauer and Evelyn Ruth Woods in Port Angeles. Paul was married to Sarah Baxter Cronauer on February 14, 2004, in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. He graduated from Western Washington University. His profession included construction and commercial real estate development. Paul was passionate about sailing and improving the community in which he lived. Paul is survived by wife Sarah Baxter Cronauer; son Christopher (Tess) Cronauer; daughters Angela (Mark) Craig and Jillian (Ben Gauen) Cronauer; half-sister Marilyn (Larry) Radcliffe; sister-inlaw Mary E. Baxter and
Mr. Cronauer son John Baxter; motherin-law Mary K. White and father-in-law John Baxter; and grandchildren Austin and Bret Craig, and Gunner and Christopher Junior Cronauer. Paul was preceded in death by father Robert Cronauer and mother Evelyn Cronauer. “A gone shipmate, like any other man, is gone forever; and I never met one of them again. But at times the spring-flood of
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mile, was not threatening any structures. The National Weather Service issued a red-flag warning for extreme fire danger in Eastern Washington on Tuesday, and forecasters predicted thunderstorms with lightning for parts of the region. Lightning raises the potential of new fires igniting in areas that have experienced high temperatures with low humidity and little to no precipitation in recent weeks. However, some of those storms also could be accompanied by rain, which would help douse new fire starts. Fire crews to the north were still hoping Tuesday to fully contain a wildfire that has destroyed 51 homes and 26 outbuildings, and damaged at least six other homes, fire information officer Mark Morrow said. The fire was 57 percent contained early Tuesday. Property damage has been
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A helicopter drops water taken from the adjacent Yakima River onto a wildfire Aug. 14 on state Highway 10 near Cle Elum. site, though the exact estimated at $8.3 million. The fire started Aug. 13 cause remained under near a bridge construction investigation.
Death and Memorial Notice LYNN GAIL PALMORE November 25, 1952 August 15, 2012 Lynn Gail Palmore, 59, a mother, daughter, wife, sister and bright light in the world, died August 15. She was born November 25, 1952, in San Diego, California. She didn’t play by the rules. In her words, she “smoked too much, drank too much and loved too much.” She was spirited, strong-willed, unconventional and sarcastic . . . and she was beautiful. To know Lynn was to be charmed by her energy and warmed by her fast friendship. She was always sticking her neck out for friends. Lynn spent her childhood in Nevada, Alabama and California, and lived much of her life in
Lynn Palmore Sequim. She excelled at sports, was always a hard worker and enjoyed being outside and getting her hands dirty. She liked to read and watch movies, was a terrific cook and would spend hours walking along the beach. She loved children, and especially her own; they’re
what she called her greatest accomplishment. While Lynn left us too early, if it truly is the life in our years that matter, those who knew her can attest to her living many lives in one. Lynn is survived by three daughters, Heather Burns, Nichole Kroh and Candace Priest; one son, Joshua Burns; her father, Donald (Chug) Palmore; three sisters, Teresa Moyle, Faye Stevens and Jennifer Palmore; and three grandchildren, Elizabeth, Leslie and Miah. She was preceded in death by her mother, Eliza (Jane) Palmore. A celebration of Lynn’s life is being held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, at 1950 Taylor Cutoff Road in Sequim. Come share your memories of this special woman. Drennan-Ford Funeral Home.
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Missing Sequim girl contacts friend Has not phoned mother, though BY ARWYN RICE PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — A 15-year-old Sequim girl who has been missing since Sunday has contacted friends but has not returned home or contacted family members, her mother said Tuesday.
Elizabeth Morse was last seen at the Clallam County Fairgrounds at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, after the Demolition Derby, and disappeared after telling her friends she was going to be picked up by an aunt. Late Monday, Elizabeth contacted a friend, who con-
tacted the family, said Shawna Ervin, Elizabeth’s mother. However, Elizabeth’s location is still unknown, and her mother is concerned about the teenager’s safety. “I just want her home safe,” Ervin said. Elizabeth does not have an aunt in the area who would have picked her up, Ervin said.
Elizabeth has blond hair and blue-green eyes. She stands 5 feet 1 inch tall and when last seen was wearing a pink shirt and blue jeans. The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office has listed her as a runaway and will continue checking leads and talking to other teens who may have seen her, said Ron Cameron, chief criminal deputy. “The problem with run-
aways is that they don’t want to be found,” Cameron said. Anyone who knows of Elizabeth’s whereabouts is asked to phone Ervin at 360301-6234 or the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office at 360-417-2459.
________ Reporter Arwyn Rice can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5070, or at arwyn.rice@peninsula dailynews.com.
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Death and Memorial Notice EDNA ADAIRA (GOODRICH) KUEHN December 8, 1920 August 11, 2012 Edna A. Kuehn of Port Hadlock went home to the arms of her Lord and Savior at Life Care Center of Port Townsend on August 11, 2012, with her daughter Cheryl and granddaughter Kate by her side. She was 91 years old. The cause of death was cancer. Edna was born on December 8, 1920, to Ralph Dean and Grace Adaira Elizabeth (Robitaille) Goodrich in a farmhouse just outside Quilcene. She was the youngest of five children. Her mother died from complications of childbirth a few days after her birth. Because their father worked in the logging camps in Brinnon and could not care for his family, the five children were taken into foster homes. A brother and sister were raised by the Langworthy family in Quilcene, and two brothers went to live
Mrs. Kuehn with uncles in California. Edna was raised by Mabel (Hart) Harridan-Carson of Quilcene. She started school at Quilcene, but the family moved to Seattle between the first and second grade. She contracted polio and was cared for by her foster mother. She made a full recovery. She spent summer vacations in Quilcene with other foster family members and was able to have a relationship with her two siblings who lived in Quilcene. She graduated from Puyallup High
School in 1938. She met her future husband, Karl C. Kuehn, in the summer of 1938 while visiting relatives in Quilcene. He proposed on their first date, but she turned him down. By the third date, however, she accepted his proposal. They were married on December 9, 1938, in Port Townsend. One of her brothers from California, Arthur, was one of their witnesses. It was the first time she had seen her brother. Edna and Karl were lifelong residents of Jefferson County except for two years in Alaska to be near their older children. They had four children who all attended Port Townsend schools. When the youngest children were old enough, she began a career as a cook, beginning at St. John Hospital and then working at various restaurants in Port Townsend, even owning her own cafe for several years. After her husband’s retirement, the couple spent several years delivering food and supplies to
the senior centers in Jefferson and Clallam counties for the senior nutrition program. Then, they sold everything, bought a motor home and were fulltime RVers for 12 years, running the highways between Washington and Arizona with the seasons. They made some wonderful friends along the way and had a great time. They would return north for the summer months and stayed with their daughter Deana in Oregon for a while and then with another daughter, Cheryl, in Chimacum for the rest of the summer. When health forced them to stop RVing, they moved back to Port Townsend and resided at a senior apartment complex. After Karl’s passing and the widowhood of her daughter Cheryl, Edna and Cheryl lived together in Port Hadlock for the last seven years. Edna was a member of the Wyandotte tribe of Oklahoma through her mother and was proud of her native heritage. She was a member of Quimper Grange and the
Odd Fellows and Rebekahs for many years. She was also affiliated through her daughter Cheryl with the High Country Horsemen adult saddle club. She was a member of Quilcene Bible Church, where she is fondly remembered. She is remembered by her children as a wonderful mother who instilled a sense of right and wrong, discipline with fairness, a sense of humor and was someone they could talk to about anything. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, and her children and grandchildren were grateful recipients of her handiwork. She enjoyed reading novels and her Bible and doing word-search puzzles. She enjoyed visiting with friends and relatives and relating stories about Quilcene and Port Townsend and the family that she loved. Edna was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Karl; her brothers Charles and Glen Goodrich; and sister Emma Brown Olson.
She is survived by her brother Arthur (Audrey) Goodrich of Colorado; her son, Karl T. Kuehn (Verla); two daughters, Linda Weynand and Deana Kuehn, all of Anchorage, Alaska; her daughter Cheryl Halvorson of Port Hadlock; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Services will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2012. There will be a private family inurnment service at the Quilcene Cemetery at 11:30 a.m., followed by an open memorial service at Quilcene Bible Church, 295643 U.S. Highway 101 in Quilcene, at 1 p.m., with Pastor Leslie Drake officiating. A potluck meal will follow the church service. Notes of remembrance for a memory book may be sent to Cheryl Halvorson, P.O. Box 1147, Port Hadlock, WA 98339. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Edna’s memory may be made to Quilcene Bible Church, P.O. Box 118, Quilcene, WA 98376, or to a charity of choice.
Mason’s character, two additional teachers requested the chance to eulogize Mason. The additional teachers both echoed and confirmed all sentiments expressed by all who knew him. Mr. Gallagher wrote this: “Mason was the student every teacher wants to have in class. He never seemed to have a bad day. No matter how hard or easy the subject, how interesting or boring the material, he was always an active participant in class. And he did it all with a smile. Mason was nice to everyone. Everyone. It didn’t matter what your interests were, what clique you did or didn’t belong to, Mason treated everyone the same with a smile and an invitation to friendship. He truly cared about everyone around him. “School was important to Mason. He really wanted to make the Honor Roll last year, and he worked as hard as he could to make sure he did. He would recalculate his GPA every day to track his progress. He set a goal and he achieved it. He finished sophomore year on the Port Angeles High School Honor Roll. “We will never forget all of Mason’s stories about motocross. He has been
described as the best rider of his age group in Port Angeles. He was very talented and proud but at the same time very humble. “There is much we will never forget about Mason. He will be missed at Port Angeles High School. We will not be the same without him.” Mason’s friends and family are planning a celebration of life for him on Saturday, August 25, 2012. It will be located at Independent Bible Church at 116 East Ahlvers Road, Port Angeles, WA 98362. The service will start at 10 a.m., with a reception time to follow, also at the church’s Family Life Center. The family is requesting that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Mason Ziegler Fund at Strait-View Credit Union, located at 220 South Lincoln Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362. Mason Ziegler’s influence on this world and the people in it will never be forgotten. All who have crossed paths with Mason are forever changed at his loss of life. It was expressed so well by a friend of Mason’s: “It is hard to think of him in the past because he was so strong in the present.”
Death and Memorial Notice MASON PARKER ZIEGLER February 23, 1996 August 9, 2012 Mason Parker Ziegler lived his 16 years of life to the fullest before it was tragically cut short on August 9, 2012, as a result of a motorcycle accident while vacationing with friends in Winchester Bay, Oregon. He was born the eldest of two children to Kelly and Tami Ziegler in Port Angeles on February 23, 1996. Mason and brother, Daelan, were heavily involved in motor sports starting at a very young age. Their closeness as brothers and innate competitive nature resulted in an instant propulsion to the top of their sport, pushing each other to greatness. This formed a special bond between brothers and within the Ziegler family that could never be severed. This bond was very evident and attractive to people outside the family and was notable on many weekends at the Olympic Peninsula Motorcycle Club by the sideline support he received from his immediate and extended family. Attendance at many races
Mason Ziegler included anyone from grandparents to cousins. When family were asked to comment on Mason’s life and character, the overwhelming theme was that he was caring, considerate and loving. Mason’s cousin Kori remembers his tenderness when she tells the story of a time she was baby-sitting the boys and became literally “attached” to Mason as they cuddled while she put the boys to bed: “Mason’s hand would always find his way into my hair and twirl the strands until he fell asleep. I would wake up in the morning and attempt to get up, only to be stopped by Mason’s hand tangled in my hair so tight the only
escape would be to rip some of my own hair out. Knowing this was going to be the result, I still gladly allowed him to twirl my hair every time.” Cousin Jeremy remembers, along with his kindheartedness, Mason had a powerful sense of adventure: “Several years ago when Mason was much younger, he and I attended the fair. He had never ridden on the Zipper, so after I persuaded him to go with me and while waiting in line, he grabbed my arm and told me he was ‘really nervous.’ I told him to hold on tight and everything would be OK. As the ride completed its first flip, he released his grip on my arm and proclaimed, ‘This is AWESOME!’” All could agree “Mr. P,” as some affectionately knew him, bettered every life he interacted with and will be so greatly missed. Both family friends Tina Rush and Melissa Barr described the level of integrity of this young man. It is not every day you hear of a 16-year-old being characterized as having honor, moral strength, backbone, resolve, grit and willpower, along with a reputation of being cooperative, amaz-
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ing, helpful and kind. This remarkable young man will forever be remembered for times that he offered help “packing groceries, doing dishes and picking weeds.” What other 16-yearolds do you know who have the moral fiber and selflessness to consider others’ feelings and be the first to congratulate the second- and third-place finishers in a race that he himself just won? Tina recalls that like all kids his age, he and her children occasionally found themselves in trouble for juvenile decisions. She knew that Mason would be the first to come out with the truth. It was truly touching and humbling to read the sheer number of posts people made on Mason’s Facebook account and the loving comments left by his friends. Many encouraged Mason to “tear it up in heaven” and were “thankful for all the times he enriched my life and those around him.” Mason was extremely well-liked as a student at Port Angeles High School by classmates and faculty alike. Mr. John Gallagher (one of Mason’s teachers) gave a summation of Mason as a student. As a testament to
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Recipes of Olympics’ Last Frontier SOMEONE RECENTLY ASKED me for a good way to cook fish. I think my old pioneer friend Harry had the best recipe. Harry was a self-described reprobate and Pat pioneer relic Neal from the last century whose normal daily homestead activities would read like a rap sheet today. As a child, Harry enjoyed trout fishing — with dynamite. He related with a characteristic understatement that fishing with dynamite was not without its dangers. The blast can separate the bones, making trout difficult to eat. So it is hardly surprising that Harry gave me his recipe, “Trout Cooked in Alder Bark.” It is a recipe from the Last
Frontier that cannot be replicated without possible fines and civil penalties: ■ Take one wilderness river in the spring of the year when the sap runs and the bark slips easily from the trees. ■ Build an alder fire. ■ Strip a chunk of green bark from an alder. ■ Place the pan-sized trout on the bark and place the bark on the coals. ■ Cook slowly until the bones pull loose. This could take hours. One day while the fish cooked, Harry talked — and I had sense enough to listen. We were on the trail of the moonshiners. The Olympic Mountain Moonshiner was an endangered species which, like the hundredpound salmon and the Olympic timber wolf, went extinct shortly after he was “discovered.” The moonshiners left a network of trails and camps that ran from the tidewater dock on
Dungeness Bay far into the mountains packing grain, sugar, yeast and dynamite to supply the many thirsty mines, logging camps, fishing lodges, hunting camps, bawdy houses, dance halls, taverns and homesteads that used to populate the Last Frontier. In 1897, much of the moonshiner’s home range was declared a national monument to protect the elk. This brought law to the Olympic Peninsula. Then 1920 brought Prohibition, which, as Will Rogers said, was “better than no liquor at all.” There were conflicts. Dodger Bender manned the fire lookout on the mountain that now bears his name, Dodger Point, up the Elwha River. The story goes that Dodger discovered a still and was knifed and killed by a moonshiner. The rich farmlands of the Dungeness provided the grain that, when combined with pure Olympic mountain spring water,
Peninsula Voices proven track record and seem determined to repeat it. The right has a plan. The proof, as they say, is The difference between in the pudding and, unfortutheir new plan and the old is that they want bigger tax nately, people tend to forget. The last month George breaks and fewer regulaW. Bush was in office, we tions. lost over 750,000 jobs. One Forget the debt, forget month! gay marriage, abortion, If you are determined, to Medicare, Social Security, have another financial etc. This stuff simply pales in disaster, then vote Republican. the face of probable ecoIf you think gay marnomic disaster. riage is more important It’s generally agreed that than your job, vote Republithe reason for the worst can. financial collapse since the If you hate the black guy Great Depression was who is president and are exactly fewer taxes and less determined to get on the regulation. dole, vote Republican. Financial institutions are Oh, they also claim less not to be trusted. taxes are good. They have proven their Well, we are now taxed greed and irresponsibility, at 1950 levels. and nobody I have heard How’s that working out? has been able to deny that John White, simple fact. Port Angeles One example should suffice. Obama ‘in a ditch’ In spite of our pathetic so-called financial reform, As election time nears, the world derivative market the facts stated in local letis now three times greater ters are lies, at the least. than the entire world gross The reason more proddomestic product (over $1.2 ucts are made overseas is quadrillion). thanks to [Bill] Clinton and The choices are stark the Democrats, creators of and to the point. NAFTA. If you really want another The high-risk loans for financial disaster, vote homes were created by the Republican. They have a Democrats (Barney Frank
could supply an expanding market that the U.S. Pacific Fleet represented. The fleet had spent summers on maneuvers in the Port Angeles Harbor ever since 1895, when old Rear Adm. Lester A. Beardsley spent so much time fishing Lake Crescent that they named a trout after him. For the next 40 years, thousands of thirsty sailors enriched the social scene of the Olympic community. That was until 1933, when the do-gooders ended Prohibition and killed the moonshiners’ market. In 1938, the national park took over, putting the last nail in the moonshiners’ coffin. Today, there’s nothing much left of the moonshiners but a bunch of overgrown trails. The remains of a pioneer still are not much to look at today. Often, there is just a collection of metal barrel hoops sticking out of the forest floor. Other times you might see an
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and others), not the Republicans as stated in a letter [“GOP’s Issues,” Peninsula Voices, Aug. 15]. Regarding “Obamacare,” yes, the court upheld it but also stated that the voting public will have to face the perils of its political choices. In other words, you made a political decision to vote for Obama and the Democrats, so now enjoy it. Obama is in a ditch and getting real muddy with his attacks on religion, small business, military and women. His record as president
old 10-gallon milk can. These were “borrowed” from dairy farms in the lowlands. Milk cans could serve a double purpose. With tight-fitting metal lids, milk cans were the original bearand mouse-proof container for packing supplies in, and you could rig them to pack liquids out. It’s an odd feeling to find dairy cans in the bottom of a timbered canyon where they don’t belong. Their story lies buried a hundred years from nowhere. It’s the end of the Last Frontier.
or anything else is not worth even the thought of another term. We cannot spend our way out of this mess. This is an election of a lifetime. Either we pay for every want and need of the entitlement society — Planned Parenthood, Obamacare, free education, health care for illegal immigrants in the future — or stop the spending. Do people buy electric cars to save energy and money? What does surrounding
the first candidate of color for county commissioner, and to her credit she has not been willing to play the race card in this brouhaha. The former vice chair of the county Dems, Jack Slowriver, is quoted as saying “she lacked the temperament and stability needed to appropriately represent our community.” How could that be since as a county employee she oversees a grant of more than a million of our tax dollars to combat alcoholism, drug abuse and tobacco use? The current county Dem chairman, Matthew Randazzo, who has been yourself with electrical reported speaking numermagnetic fields do to your ous times in this publicabody? tion about numerous topics, Cancer-causer discovreferred any comment in ered in 10 years? this matter to a lesser party Have a nice day. official. Thom VanGesen, Five candidates ran in Port Angeles the primary for the position, four of whom were women. Dale Holiday There has been no Concerning the two Aug. female commissioner in 12 17 PDN articles about the years. Is there a message candidacy of Dale Holiday there? and the complaint against Are more than half of her husband, [Port Angeles the people of Clallam City] Councilman Max County currently being repMania, it seems that the resented? Bob McGonigel, citizens of Clallam County Sequim will not be able to vote for
Knowledge from the knuckleball BY MITCH LUCKETT
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“Are those teeth marks on this baseball?” my friend from Chimacum asked. “Yes,” I said, “those grooves belong to a oneeyed billy goat.” Wallace had been coaxed to my Jefferson County home on the Duckabush River for the sole reason Luckett of throwing a chewed baseball back and forth with me. I’d been hit with a renewed interest in our national pastime ever since I watched Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey throw a flawless inning this year in the All-Star Game. His main pitch — the knuckleball. Wallace sniffed the ball:
“If I didn’t know better, I’d say this smells like . . .” “That’s the smell of magic,” I interrupted. The ball had been in my old duffel bag deposited in my mom’s closet when I joined the Navy in the ’60s during the Vietnam War. I rediscovered it while on a trip home after she died. Wallace threw it to me. The aroma catapulted me back to my 18th year, a boy standing on the cusp of adulthood. I found myself — my first summer out of high school — as a catcher in a semipro Hard Road League. We played our last away-fromhome game on a rustic ball diamond. Cyclops, a spooky, one-eyed goat, scrutinized the game through a chicken wire fence in
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center field. We, Hawk Point, stood locked in first place for league championship with Warrenton. We were ahead two to one with one more out to go in the ninth inning. Jake Mudd, our relief pitcher, called to the mound in the seventh, threw the sassiest knuckleball I’d ever seen. It mooned, I imagined, batters while it glided past their swinging bats. Jake easily retired five Warrentonians but walked what should’ve been the third and final out. Still, we were in luck: The next batter — a red-necked farm kid — had struck out three times against our regular pitchers. The count came down to three balls, two strikes. Jake was tiring. I prayed he had one more good pitch in him. Jake wound up and released a wang-dang-doodle of a pitch. I
watched that knuckleball skip, dip, and pause to whistle the Fisher’s Hornpipe midway to plate, clog dancing toward the strike zone. My mind “hoorayed!” Alas, that farm boy hit that ball high and hard. The billy goat galloped away from the center field fence, his Cyclopean eye fixed on the sky. Warrenton won! I stumbled, dazed, out to the pitcher’s mound. “Geeeese, Jake,” I said, “that was the baddest knuckleball I’ve ever seen. I can’t believe he hit it.” “Yep,” Jake said philosophically, “sometimes, Mitch, your best pitch gets knocked out of the park.” I hiked to the center field fence to retrieve the ball as a keepsake, climbing over the chicken wire. The goat, being territorial by
nature and downright spiteful by preference, saw me coming, squatted over the ball and urinated. Besides a little humility, the survival lessons of that game I carried off with me to boot camp were: No matter how spectacularly you fail, there’ll always be stoics who will give comfort in defeat and, also, cynics who will gleefully add insult to injury. And, life, like a good knuckleball, is unpredictable. “Hey, Wallace,” I said, blinking away 50 years of odiferous memories, “watch out for this next pitch. “It’s a wang-dang-doodle.”
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SEQUIM — Rare Earth, the legendary rock band known for hits such as “Get Ready,” “(I Know) I’m Losing You” and “I Just Want to Celebrate,” is the openingnight act Aug. 31 for the Sequim Balloon Festival, a hot-air ballooning extravaganza on Labor Day weekend. A free pre-performance kickoff party for the concert will be held at 7 Cedars Casino from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. this Friday. Those attending the party — featuring Rare Earth tunes in the casino’s Club Seven — can buy tickets to the concert and enter a drawing for prizes. Prizes include several pairs of tickets to the concert, three-day passes to the Sept. 1-3 balloon festival, an autographed harmonica and other gear from Lee Oskar Harmonicas, an overnight stay at Quality Inn and Suites in Sequim,
will be Grant Field, near the Holiday Inn Express on the east end of Washington Street in Sequim. The concert will have the Fabulous Johnsons opening for Rare Earth — plus another surprise guest who will arrive by hot-air balloon, weather permitting, according to Global Entertainment promoter Quinn Hampton. There will be food vendors and a beer garden.
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The rock band Rare Earth will open the inaugural Festival on Friday night, Aug. 31. dinner for two at 7 Cedars’ The Aug. 31 Rare Earth Totem Lounge and a concert will begin at 7 p.m. 7 Cedars gift certificate. on the Sequim Balloon Fes-
Tickets for the Rare Earth concert are sold separately from tickets for the balloon festival. Concert tickets are on sale now at www.Brown PaperTickets.com and in Sequim at 7 Cedars; Purple Haze Lavender Farm and Sequim Balloon Store; 101 Outpost; Hardy’s Market, Tattoo Guy; and Islander Pizza and Pasta tival grounds. Gates open at Shack. 6 p.m. In Port Angeles, tickets The center of the festival are available at Coog’s Bud-
get CDs and in Port Townsend at the Highway Twenty Road House. General admission is $25; children ages 7 to 14, $10; those age 6 and younger, free (no ticket needed).
Reserved seating A limited number of VIP reserved-seating tickets for $40 are available at Coog’s Budget CDs and at www. BrownPaperTickets.com. General admission seating will be festival-style (bring your own chairs or blankets). Any group or business ordering 10 or more tickets in any combination will receive a 20 percent discount. Contact Hampton for this deal at quinn77@earthlink. net or 360-797-1277. For tickets to the balloon festival or to learn about its array of Labor Day weekend events, visit Sequim BalloonFestival.com.
Jobless rate flat in Clallam, dips in Jefferson Peninsula above state’s 8.5% BY ROB OLLIKAINEN PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — Unemployment held flat at 9.7 percent in Clallam County and dipped from 9.3 percent to 8.9 percent in Jefferson County last month, the state Employment Security Department announced Tuesday. Clallam County added 230 private-sector jobs but lost 110 in government for a net gain of 120 jobs in July. The reason the unemployment rate didn’t budge
from 9.7 percent in Clallam County is because more and more people are commuting outside the area for work, said Elizabeth Court, regional economist for Employment Security. In the past five years, “about 10 percent more of the population in Clallam County has started to commute,” Court said. “That does happen at times in periods of recovery.” Clallam County’s largest gains were seen in the goods-producing industries, with 80 new jobs in natural
ublic-sector job losses are evenly spread among the federal, state and local levels, according to state economist.
resources and mining jobs and 60 new jobs in manufacturing. Public-sector job losses on the North Olympic Peninsula and around the state are evenly spread among the federal, state and local levels, Court said. The Clallam County job-
less rate has hovered around 10 percent for more than a year, reaching a low of 9.2 percent last October and a high of 11.1 percent in March. The county’s unemployment rate was exactly the same in July 2011 as it is now.
Jefferson County Meanwhile, Jefferson County shed 20 jobs last month despite modest gains in trade, transportation, utilities and manufacturing. Those gains were offset by a loss of 80 government jobs.
The Jefferson County unemployment rate reached a one-year high of 10.6 percent in February and has hovered around 9 percent since April. The county’s jobless rate was 9.2 percent in July 2011. First-time unemployment claims, a key indicator in a county’s economy, have fallen sharply in both counties since January, Court said. Initial claims in Clallam County went from a high of 848 in January to 400 in July, which Jefferson County has dropped from 236 to 151.
San Juan County had the state’s lowest unemployment rate at 4.7 percent in July. Ferry County had the highest at 12.7 percent. Washington’s preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose from 8.3 percent in June to 8.5 percent in July. The national jobless rate went from 8.2 percent in June to 8.3 percent last month.
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About time, Augusta CONGRATS TO CONDOLEEZA Rice and Darla Moore for accepting the invitation to become the first female members of Augusta National. No such conMichael gratulations, however, should Carman be forthcoming for a membership that should have made the decision to allow women decades ago. Rice was deemed worthy to represent the diplomatic interests of our nation on the world stage as Secretary of State and Moore is a legend of her own in the financial world, but before Monday’s decision both could only play Augusta as guests on Sundays. A bit ridiculous to my sensibilities but I’ve grown up after the Civil Rights era and the Feminist movement shifted society’s views. I’ve been taught the measure of a man or woman is their own merit and these two have plenty of merit. I also wonder if Martha Burk and the National Council of Women’s Organization’s hadn’t made a public spectacle about admitting women back in 2002 if the decision to add women members wouldn’t have been made faster. The membership of Augusta is comprised of a good percentage of the most powerful men in the world, men for whom bully and bluster can often fall on deaf ears. That’s where you get the “but not at the point of a bayonet,” comment from Hootie Johnson. Well, that bayonet has dulled in the past decade and Augusta will be the better for it.
SkyRidge champion First Port Townsend’s Men’s Club Championship goes to a playoff and now SkyRidge Golf Course’s Club Championship ends with a onestroke victory after some red-hot play on the final nine holes Sunday. Steve Gish’s two-day total of 73-72 (145) bested Scott MacKay’s 76-70 (146) over the weekend. The following information is pulled from SkyRidge staffer Jim Brooks’ account of the final round. MacKay moved within two shots of Gish after posting a 37 on the front nine in Sunday’s final round and pulled within a stroke after a birdie on the 10th hole. Each player started to throw their best “haymakers” with MacKay moving even with a birdie on the par-4 14th hole and Gish taking the lead back with a birdie on 15. They each made par on 16 and went to the par-3 17th, also the KP hole. Gish had the honors and landed his 9-iron within 10 feet of the cup putting the weight of the tourney on MacKay, who responded with a shot inside of four feet. Both players then missed their birdie putts, putting it all on the line on the Par-5 18th hole. Each dropped their drives down the middle of the fairway. Gish’s went 230 yards, about 40 yards further out than his competitor. Gish launched his 3-wood long and left, ending up on the back end of the driving range, while MacKay cracked his 7-rescue club onto the putting green with a shot at a 45-foot eagle. Faced with a back-left pin placement Gish popped a lob wedge over the pin, leaving him 20 feet for birdie. MacKay’s eagle putt, which would have assured him of at least a tie, was dead on line, but a little firm, lipping out to 10 feet. With the pressure on, Gish stepped up, knocking home the 20-footer for the club title. MacKay then notched his fourth birdie of the back nine, good for a 33. Gish’s two backside birdies helped him wrap a final-nine 34, and 72 overall. TURN
Pirates soccer games today Men, women scrimmage versus Clark PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — The Peninsula College men’s and women’s soccer teams are coming off Final Four appearances and both teams have their sights set on Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges championships this fall.
Both the men and women began practice sessions last week and will be at home today for a doubleheader scrimmage against the Clark Penguins. The women play at noon and the men at 2 p.m. Admission to all regular season home games is free. In only its second season, the women’s team won the West Division title last year and went all the way to the championship game before succumbing to Walla Walla 1-0. Despite graduating 10
sophomores last year, coach Kanyon Anderson looks to have another strong team this year. The Pirates return 11 from that second-place team, including Denae Brooks (GK, Spokane), Aubrey Briscoe (D, Juneau, Alaska), Sydney Bullington (F, Montesano), Jordan Dineen (MF, Anchorage, Alaska), Brittany Dyer-Smith (MF, Perth, Australia), Ashlyn Frizzelle (D, Wasilla, Alaska), Keira Kanari (F, Perth, Australia), Kendra Miner (MF, Wasilla, Alaska), Kelsie Ng (MF, Waipahu, Hawaii),
Emilia Stefanko (CM, Leavenworth) and Deidra Woodward (CM, Olympia). Coach Anderson and his staff are still evaluating who will rise into starting roles. He is currently training with 32 players who are vying for spots on the active roster. Anderson said this year’s team is talented, athletic, tough and very deep. The men, who won the NWAACC title in 2010 and who were ranked No. 1 much of last year before settling for third, return only five players. TURN
Wilson starting Friday Flynn will back up rookie QB BY TIM BOOTH THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
RENTON — After two dynamic second-half performances, rookie Russell Wilson is going to get his opportunity with the Seattle Seahawks’ starting offense. Wilson’s first professional start means one of the last remaining Next Game quarterback com- Friday petitions in vs. Chiefs the NFL at Kansas City will drag on Time: 5 p.m. a n o t h e r On TV: Ch. 13 week closer to the start of the regular season. Seattle coach Pete Carroll, who announced Tuesday that Wilson will start against Kansas City on Friday, doesn’t care what the conventional beliefs are. Carroll said the decision on his starting quarterback could
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Russell Wilson carries the ball during the Seahawks’ preseason victory against the Denver Broncos on Saturday. be made as late as the week of the regular-season opener. “We told you we were going to need preseason to figure this thing out and I think we’re moving along positively and I have no concern about the timing of this other than we need infor-
mation and we need to figure it out,” Carroll said. “This is about competition. This is what we’ve always been about and if somebody doesn’t see it that way then they don’t understand us and I can’t do anything about that.
“This is a great competitive opportunity to watch and for me to oversee as a coach and it’s exciting and it’s been fun to see it through and we’re going to finish it up the next couple of weeks.” TURN
Will changes bring more wins? WSU hoping for return to glory days BY NICHOLAS GERANIOS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
PULLMAN — Washington State has made some big changes, hiring a new coach and dramatically upgrading the stadium. The question now is whether the team it puts on the field will be any different from previous versions. Fo r m e r Texas Tech coach Mike Leach took over for the fired Paul Wulff and is expected to bring his First Game high-flying Aug. 30 o f f e n s i v e vs. BYU schemes to at Provo, Utah the Palouse. Time: 7:15 p.m. T i c k e t On TV: ESPN sales and interest in WSU football are way up since Leach was hired last November. “We’ll just do the best we can and try to win one game a week,” Leach said. Leach was 84-43 at Texas Tech and took the Red Raiders to 10 bowl games. He was fired in 2009 amid
New Washington State head coach Mike Leach takes over a program that went 9-40 under previous coach Paul Wulff. allegations he mistreated a player with a concussion. Under Wulff, the Cougars were 9-40 the past four seasons, just 4-32 in the conference. The Cougars often got blown out at home and on the road. Things did get slightly better last year, when WSU finished 4-8 while being competitive in more games. But it was too late for Wulff.
Leach accepted a contract worth more than $2 million a year, richest in program history, to try to return the Cougars to the prominence they enjoyed in the early 2000s, when they had three 10-win seasons in a row. One of Leach’s first decisions will be to pick between senior Jeff Tuel and sophomore Connor Halliday for the starting quarterback job.
Two weeks into training camp, Leach had still not revealed his choice, although most observers expect Tuel to remain the starter. “I think they both are very much ahead of schedule, and both are better than expected,” Leach said after the first scrimmage. TURN
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DP—Seattle 2. LOB—Cleveland 7, Seattle 6. 2B—C.Santana (22), Carrera (2). 3B—Thames (2). HR—Kipnis (12), M.Saunders 2 (13), Thames (5). SB—Seager (11). S_Ackley. IP H R ER BB SO Cleveland Jimenez 5 2/3 6 3 3 1 8 J.Smith L,7-4 1/3 0 1 1 1 0 Sipp 1 1/3 2 1 1 0 0 C.Allen 2/3 0 0 0 0 1 Seattle Millwood 6 5 3 3 3 0 Furbush W,5-2 2 1 0 0 0 2 Wilhelmsen S,18-20 1 2 0 0 1 0 J.Smith pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. HBP—by Jimenez (Seager). WP—Jimenez. Umpires—Home, Ed Hickox; First, Chris Conroy; Second, Mark Carlson; Third, Wally Bell. T—2:56. A—14,687 (47,860).
American League West Division W L Texas 71 50 Oakland 65 56 Los Angeles 62 60 Seattle 59 64 East Division W L New York 72 50 Tampa Bay 68 54 Baltimore 66 56 Boston 59 63 Toronto 56 65 Central Division W L Chicago 66 55 Detroit 64 57 Kansas City 54 67 Cleveland 54 68 Minnesota 51 70
Pct GB .587 — .537 6 .508 9½ .480 13 Pct GB .590 — .557 4 .541 6 .484 13 .463 15½ Pct GB .545 — .529 2 .446 12 .443 12½ .421 15
Monday’s Games Tampa Bay 5, Kansas City 1 Texas 5, Baltimore 1 Chicago White Sox 9, N.Y. Yankees 6 Minnesota 7, Oakland 2
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The Marauders U-13 traveling soccer team of Port Angeles captured second place at the Shelton Kickoff Tournament last weekend. The Marauders played a total of five games over the weekend. The boys all received medals and the team earned a trophy. Coaches are Josh Bunch and Ed Baier. Team members include, from left, Zack Baier, Scott Nutter, Devin Hibler, Kaleb Baier, Evan Cobb, Hollund Bailey, Kyler Tourbin, Dejon Watson Charles, Levi Burdine, Keenan Leslie, Brandon Bunch (holding trophy), Ethan Bunch, Gavin Guerrero, AJ Fischer and coach Josh Bunch. Not pictured are coach Ed Baier and Gavin Johnson.
FOOTBALL Seattle 5, Cleveland 3 Tuesday’s Games Toronto at Detroit, late. Kansas City at Tampa Bay, late. L.A. Angels at Boston, late. Baltimore at Texas, late. N.Y. Yankees at Chicago White Sox, late. Minnesota at Oakland, late. Cleveland at Seattle, late. Today’s Games Kansas City (Mendoza 7-8) at Tampa Bay (Shields 11-7), 10:10 a.m. Minnesota (Hendriks 0-5) at Oakland (Milone 9-9), 12:35 p.m. Cleveland (McAllister 5-4) at Seattle (Iwakuma 4-3), 12:40 p.m. Toronto (Laffey 3-4) at Detroit (A.Sanchez 1-3), 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Weaver 15-3) at Boston (Buchholz 11-3), 4:10 p.m. Baltimore (Tom.Hunter 4-7) at Texas (D.Holland 7-6), 5:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 12-10) at Chicago White Sox (Sale 14-4), 5:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Toronto at Detroit, 10:05 a.m. L.A. Angels at Boston, 4:10 p.m. Oakland at Tampa Bay, 4:10 p.m. Minnesota at Texas, 5:05 p.m.
National League West Division W L San Francisco 67 55 Los Angeles 67 56 Arizona 62 60 San Diego 54 70 Colorado 47 73 East Division W L Washington 76 46 Atlanta 70 52 New York 57 65 Philadelphia 57 65 Miami 56 67 Central Division W L Cincinnati 74 49 Pittsburgh 67 55 St. Louis 65 56 Milwaukee 55 66 Chicago 47 74 Houston 39 83
Pct GB .549 — .545 ½ .508 5 .435 14 .392 19 Pct GB .623 — .574 6 .467 19 .467 19 .455 20½ Pct GB .602 — .549 6½ .537 8 .455 18 .388 26 .320 34½
Monday’s Games Washington 5, Atlanta 4, 13 innings Philadelphia 12, Cincinnati 5 Colorado 3, N.Y. Mets 1 Milwaukee 9, Chicago Cubs 5 Miami 12, Arizona 3 San Diego 3, Pittsburgh 1 San Francisco 2, L.A. Dodgers 1 Tuesday’s Games Atlanta at Washington, late. Cincinnati at Philadelphia, late. Colorado at N.Y. Mets, late. Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, late. Houston at St. Louis, late. Miami at Arizona, late. Pittsburgh at San Diego, late. San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, late. Today’s Games Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 4-9) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 12-8), 11:10 a.m. Miami (Ja.Turner 0-0) at Arizona (Miley 13-8), 12:40 p.m., 1st game
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Football National Football League NATIONAL CONFERENCE West W L T Pct PF Seattle 2 0 0 1.000 57 San Francisco1 1 0 .500 26 St. Louis 1 1 0 .500 34 Arizona 1 2 0 .333 58 East W L T Pct PF Philadelphia 2 0 0 1.000 51 Dallas 1 1 0 .500 23 N.Y. Giants 1 1 0 .500 57 Washington 1 1 0 .500 38 South W L T Pct PF Carolina 1 1 0 .500 36 Tampa Bay 1 1 0 .500 27 New Orleans 1 2 0 .333 47 Atlanta 0 2 0 .000 36 North W L T Pct PF Chicago 1 1 0 .500 36 Detroit 1 1 0 .500 44 Minnesota 1 1 0 .500 42 Green Bay 0 2 0 .000 23 AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF New England 1 1 0 .500 24 Buffalo 0 2 0 .000 20 Miami 0 2 0 .000 24 N.Y. Jets 0 2 0 .000 9 South W L T Pct PF Houston 2 0 0 1.000 46 Jacksonville 2 0 0 1.000 59 Indianapolis 1 1 0 .500 62 Tennessee 1 1 0 .500 47 North W L T Pct PF Cincinnati 2 0 0 1.000 41 Cleveland 2 0 0 1.000 54 Baltimore 1 1 0 .500 43 Pittsburgh 1 1 0 .500 49 West W L T Pct PF San Diego 2 0 0 1.000 49 Denver 1 1 0 .500 41 Kansas City 1 1 0 .500 44 Oakland 0 2 0 .000 27
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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL — Reduced the three-game suspension of Cincinnati C Devin Mesoraco to two games. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Assigned 1B Cory Segui and C Brett Frantini to the GCL Orioles. CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Placed OF Alejandro De Aza on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 18. Recalled OF Jordan Danks from Charlotte (IL). MINNESOTA TWINS — Recalled RHP Liam Hendriks from Rochester (IL). TAMPA BAY RAYS — Reinstated DH Luke Scott from the 15-day DL. Optioned SS Sean Rodriguez to Durham (IL). National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Recalled RHP Sam Demel from Reno (PCL). CINCINNATI REDS — Recalled C Dioner Navarro from Louisville (IL). Optioned RHP Logan Ondrusek to Louisville. NEW YORK METS — Recalled LHP Robert Carson from Buffalo (IL). PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Recalled RHP Phillippe Aumont from Lehigh Valley (IL).
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Thursday’s Games Cleveland 35, Green Bay 10 Cincinnati 24, Atlanta 19 Friday’s Games Tennessee 30, Tampa Bay 7 Minnesota 36, Buffalo 14 Jacksonville 27, New Orleans 24 Detroit 27, Baltimore 12 Carolina 23, Miami 17 Arizona 31, Oakland 27 Saturday’s Games N.Y. Giants 26, N.Y. Jets 3 Houston 20, San Francisco 9 St. Louis 31, Kansas City 17 Chicago 33, Washington 31 San Diego 28, Dallas 20 Seattle 30, Denver 10 Sunday’s Game Pittsburgh 26, Indianapolis 24 Monday’s Game Philadelphia 27, New England 17 Thursday Green Bay at Cincinnati, 4 p.m. Jacksonville at Baltimore, 4:30 p.m. Arizona at Tennessee, 5 p.m. Friday New England at Tampa Bay, 4:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Cleveland, 4:30 p.m. Atlanta at Miami, 4:30 p.m. San Diego at Minnesota, 5 p.m. Seattle at Kansas City, 5 p.m. Chicago at N.Y. Giants, 5 p.m. Saturday Indianapolis at Washington, 1 p.m. Detroit at Oakland, 4 p.m. Pittsburgh at Buffalo, 4 p.m. Houston at New Orleans, 5 p.m. St. Louis at Dallas, 5 p.m. Sunday San Francisco at Denver, 1 p.m. Carolina at N.Y. Jets, 5 p.m.
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Eastern League ALTOONA CURVE — Received RHP Jason Townsend from Bradenton (FSL). Carolina League WINSTON-SALEM DASH — Announced the promotion of OF Brandon Short to Birmingham (SL). Can-Am League NEWARK BEARS — Signed OF Charlie Stewart. Released OF Quentin Davis.
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2012
Clemens hopes to have fun in return THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SUGAR LAND, Texas â€” Hours after Roger Clemens agreed to join the Sugar Land Skeeters, he was back on the field playing in an over-50 softball league. And the ultra-competitive Clemens, now a halfcentury old, was quick to point out just how well he did against that group of geezers. â€œI hit two homers, by the way,â€? he said. Things will be a bit tougher on Saturday when he is scheduled to start for the independent Atlantic League team at home against Bridgeport. The right-hander agreed to play for the team on Monday and was introduced on Tuesday. Whether this all leads to Clemens pitching in the
major leagues â€” the seventime Cy Young Award winner played that down, conceding heâ€™s nowhere near big league pitching shape. â€œIâ€™m 50 years old. Weâ€™re just going to go out and have fun with this and make it fun for the fans,â€? said Clemens, who has a touch of gray stubble on his chin but still sports a shock of blond highlights in his hair.
Confusing rules Clemens didnâ€™t understand all the rules of his old-man softball league at first. When he hit his first home run and dashed to first base, his teammates told him to stop. He thought it was because home runs werenâ€™t allowed. It turned out that
the over-50 set doesnâ€™t see the need to run all of the bases on a homer. â€œI really play in that league for the exercise and the fun,â€? he said. He laughed off questions about playing professionally at an age when he qualifies for an AARP card. â€œI hope nothing breaks and I hope I donâ€™t pull anything,â€? a still fit-looking Clemens said. Some believe his return to the minor leagues is the first step to another comeback in the major leagues, where he last pitched for the New York Yankees in 2007 at age 45. Clemens is set to appear on the Hall of Fame ballot
Clemens said thinking going to voters late this year. If he plays in a major about a big league comeleague game this year, his back is premature. He dismissed the theory Hall consideration would be that the minor league pushed back five years. appearance was a step on the path to a big league Hall of Fame return. He isnâ€™t sure how heâ€™ll be â€œIâ€™ve been to the major perceived by voters when leagues and back a couple his name appears on the of times,â€? he said. â€œIâ€™ve ballot. retired and unretired, so I â€œSure, the Hall of Fame wouldnâ€™t consider thinking is great, Iâ€™ve told people that far ahead. Iâ€™m just that. But itâ€™s not going to going to try to get through change my life either way,â€? Saturday. I think I can comhe said. pete a little bit.â€? â€œBut if thereâ€™s something A return at his age there that somebody feels wouldnâ€™t be all that outlike they have a grudge or landish, considering that want to hold something Jamie Moyer returned from against you, I canâ€™t control elbow ligament replacement surgery to start for that one bit.â€?
the Colorado Rockies this season. Clemens chuckled when asked about Moyer. â€œPeople are trying to ingrain that in my mind that 50 is now the new 40,â€? he said. â€œBut Iâ€™m not buying it because Iâ€™m still having to pack myself in a lot of ice.â€? He says he talks to new Houston Astros owner Jim Crane often but that he has not talked about pitching for the Astros and that he doesnâ€™t see that happening. He isnâ€™t committing to playing more than one game for the Skeeters, who play in a Houston suburb, saying he wants to see how Saturday goes first.
Carman: Golf CONTINUED FROM B1 net with a two-day total of 129 and Larry Germeau was second with a net 135. â€œAs a witness to this Discovery Bay staffer match, I would like to thank both players for one Randy White said â€œthe course was in great condientertaining club champition, greens were mowed onship,â€? Brooks wrote. and rolled and the fairways â€œWell done.â€? were firm.â€? I wasnâ€™t there but I agree with Brooks assessA man without a team ment and wished a few of this yearâ€™s major golf tourA reader wrote me wonnaments had ended with dering about the Ryder such a tense finish. Cup status of Carl Pettersen, a Swedish-born PGA Tour player who SkyRidge Golf Course in spent much of his upbringing in North Carolina and Sequim will host the 10th recently became a U.S. Citiannual North Olympic WSU Cougar Golf Tourna- zen. Pettersen, he of ill-timed ment on Sunday. the PGA ChampionshipThe four-person scrampenalty, has been lighting ble is open to Washington it up this year on tour with State University alumni, a win at the Heritage in friends and fans. There is April and some solid top-10 no need to have attended finishes. the school to play in the All for naught however, event. in Ryder Cup terms. A barbecue lunch will His U.S. citizenship kick things off at noon, folcame after he turned 18, lowed by a 1 p.m. shotgun rendering him ineligible for start. the U.S. squad. Cost is $40 per person Because he plays fullwith carts an extra $15 per time on the PGA Tour and seat. not the European Tour, he The price includes green canâ€™t play as a qualifier or fees, lunch, range balls, a captainâ€™s pick. hosted beverages and KPâ€™s. If he would have won A $40 per team honey the PGA Championship he pot is also available. could have made the EuroTeams can be mixed pean team, as major winmale-female. ners get lifetime memberTo be placed on a team ship on the Euro Tour. or to sign up, phone SkySo for now and the foreRidge at 360-683-3673. seeable future, Petterssen is a man with two counJeffCo Amateur held tries and no team to play for. Dean Rigsby claimed low gross honors at the Jef______ ferson County Amateur at Discovery Bay Golf Course Golf columnist Michael Carman with rounds of 74-79 (153). can be reached at 360-417-3527 Rich Boyd claimed low or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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