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Mystery outbreak halts shellfish harvest BY JEFF CHEW PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

SEQUIM â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A biotoxin that baffles biologists and health officials has once again closed Sequim Bay, the only body of saltwater in Washington state and the U.S. where diarrhetic shellfish poisoning has been found. Frank Cox, marine biotoxin coordinator with the state Department of Health, said the Tuesday DSP closure bans the recreational harvest of all shellfish in the bay and does not affect commercial operations. Discovery Bay, farther east in Jefferson County and where state health officials also are monitoring levels of DSP, is not affected by DSP. However, the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recreational shellfish harvest beaches are under a seasonal closure with other North Olympic Peninsula beaches. That closure is because of elevated levels to paralytic shellfish poisoning. Closures include the harvest of clams, including geoducks, oysters, mussels and other invertebrates such as the moon snails. All areas of Clallam County are closed for the sport harvest of scallops. The closures do not apply to shrimp. State health officials on Aug. 11 reported that three King County residents who ate mussels they harvested at Sequim Bay State Park in late June fell ill with DSP. TURN



Salvation Army volunteer Sharest Procunier, left, assists Cherie Tash of Port Angeles with finding Christmas gifts during the Salvation Armyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Angel Tree toy distribution for needy families Thursday. The Salvation Army is using a vacant auto parts store for the weeklong giveaway of new and used toys and clothing. Salvation Army Maj. Katheleen Johnson said more than 500 families received assistance with gifts for the holidays.


Hargrove seeks parks pass fixes Bill would make it transferable to different vehicles PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

OLYMPIA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sen. Jim Hargrove has proposed legislation that would allow an owner of a Discover Pass to transfer it between two vehicles and that would clarify which Department of KEITH THORPE/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS Natural Resources lands the Megan Gustafson, 16, looks at Ariel, a giant Pacific octopus, in the creatureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new home. passes are required to access. Hargrove, a Democrat from Hoquiam who represents the 24th District â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which includes the North Olympic Peninsula â&#x20AC;&#x201D; introduced Senate Bill 5998 on the last day of the special session, Dec. 14. Center volunteers moved her to named last week. The regular session is scheda larger pen Wednesday afternoon. She was brought to the center uled to begin Jan. 9. She also now has a name, said on Port Angelesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; City Pier over a The annual Discover Pass â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Deborah Moriarty, director. year ago, and was called by variwhich costs $30 if purchased at a She has been dubbed Ariel by ous names until Ariel stuck, manned state park office or kiosk BY LEAH LEACH Port Angeles High School stuMoriarity said. and slightly more if purchased PENINSULA DAILY NEWS dents who are studying her She is now the resident octoelsewhere â&#x20AC;&#x201D; was instituted in July behavior as a research project â&#x20AC;&#x201D; pus, since the center released PORT ANGELES â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The giant â&#x20AC;&#x153;probably because they were to help replace funding lost from Octavia back to the bay a few Pacific octopus on display at the the state general fund, with the raised on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Little Mermaid,â&#x20AC;? weeks ago to breed, and finish Arthur D. Feiro Marine Life Cen- Moriarty said. state shifting from relying on tax her life span. ter got an early Christmas presrevenue from the state to a userThe 2½-year-old female, which hails from Freshwater Bay, was TURN TO ARIEL/A4 pay approach to pay for recreation. ent â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a bigger house.

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Each Discover Pass now covers only one vehicle. Hargroveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bill would allow each pass to be transferable between two Hargrove vehicles. His proposed legislation also revises the definition of DNR lands that require the pass for public access, expanding the term â&#x20AC;&#x153;recreation site or landsâ&#x20AC;? to include campgrounds, trails, and trailheads. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am concerned about the criteria the Department of Natural Resources has developed for determining whether a Discover Pass is required,â&#x20AC;? said Hargrove, a member of the Natural Resources & Marine Waters Committee. Hargrove said in a statement that questions about those criteria are causing confusion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Must an area meet just one, several or all elements of the primary criteria for the pass to be required?â&#x20AC;? Hargrove asked. TURN



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The Samurai of Puzzles

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Newsmakers Celebrity scoop ■ By The Associated Press

Kid Rock, church team to aid needy KID ROCK IS teaming up with a Detroit church to give away hundreds of gift baskets and retail gift certificates to needy families in the area where he got his start and still calls home. The musician’s nonprofit organization joined Hartford Memorial Baptist Church on Rock Wednesday to distribute 100 gift certificates for Meijer retail and grocery stores, along with more than 300 gift baskets. Kid Rock, who was born Robert Ritchie, grew up and lives in suburban Detroit.

He and the Kid Rock Foundation have been honored this year for their philanthropic contributions by Goodfellows Detroit and the NAACP’s Detroit branch. Kid Rock is known for dabbling in various musical styles, from hip-hop and hard rock to country and Southern rock.

Lambert arrested Finnish police said they detained Adam Lambert after he assaulted people who tried to break up a fight between the former “American Idol” star and his boyfriend in downtown Helsinki, Finland. Detective Superintendent Petri Juvonen said the fight spread from a popular gay bar early Thursday into the street where Lambert was suspected of hitting two people who tried to break it up. Juvonen said that Lambert’s boyfriend, “Finnish

Big Brother” star Sauli Koskinen, also was held for questioning. He said no weapons were used, no one was seriously hurt and that it was not “a very serious incident.” Police said the two men were released after a few hours and that no further action would be taken

Michael OK Austria’s state broadcaster said pop star George Michael has been released from a Vienna hospital and will be able to celebrate Christmas at home. The 48-year-old was being treated for pneumonia. Broadcaster ORF said he was released Thursday morning from the AKH hospital and is catching a flight to London later in the day. A woman answering the hospital phone said she could not comment due to confidentiality laws.


WEDNESDAY’S QUESTION: Finished with Christmas shopping?

By The Associated Press

JOHN CHAMBERLAIN, 84, who almost singlehandedly gave automotive metal a place in the history of sculpture, smashing and twisting together a poetic fusion of Abstract Expressionism and Pop from fenders, fins, bumpers and hoods, died Wednesday in Manhattan, N.Y. His wife, Prudence Fairweather, announced his death but declined to give a cause. He Mr. had spent Chamberlain his last years mostly in Shelter Island, N.Y. In a restless career of almost half a century, Mr. Chamberlain worked with a broad range of materials, some as pliant as foam rubber and as ephemeral as brown paper bags. But he returned again and again to the more substantial stuff of the scrap yard, explaining the attraction as one of practicality.

Mr. Chamberlain devoted his life to challenging traditional notions of sculpture and to eroding the boundaries between sculpture and painting. He was among a wave of late-modernist sculptors who put color on an almost equal footing with form, and he had an uncanny ability, as the curator Klaus Kertess wrote, “to make roundness into color and color into roundness.”

________ ROBERT EASTON, 81, a character actor whose command of a vast array of foreign and American regional accents led to a flourishing second career as a dialect coach to Hollywood stars such as Charlton Heston and Anne Hathaway, has died. Often called the Henry Higgins of Hollywood, he died of natural causes Dec. 16 at his home in Toluca Lake, Calif., said his daughter, Heather Woodruff Perry. A consummate phoneticist like Higgins, the exacting speech tutor in the musical “My Fair Lady,” Mr. Easton taught Forest

Whitaker the African inflections of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin and Ben Kingsley the gruff tones of a New York mobster. He helped Arnold Schwarzenegger turn his Austrian accent into Russian English and Liam Neeson’s Irish brogue into a Kentucky drawl. He once coached Heston from a bathtub in Munich, helping the actor pronounce his lines like a Scot. Despite recent health problems, Mr. Easton continued to coach via telephone and tape recorder. “A month ago, he did an entire script on tape for John Travolta,” his daughter said.

Peninsula Lookback

Peninsula snapshots

From the pages of the PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

1936 (75 years ago)

Two downtown Port Angeles theaters were packed with cheering WANTED! “Seen Around” youngsters when Naval items. Send them to PDN News Desk, P.O. Box 1330, Port Angeles Lodge of Elks put on its big Christmas party today. WA 98362; fax 360-417-3521; or email news@peninsuladailynews. An estimated 1,200 chilcom. dren turned out to enjoy moving pictures, Santa Claus and candy at the Olympian Lottery and Lincoln theaters. Four cartoon comedies LAST NIGHT’S LOTTERY results are available were shown, then Exalted on a timely basis by phon- Ruler Fred Epperson, Secing, toll-free, 800-545-7510 retary Jim Glenn and or on the Internet at www. many others of the Naval Lodge antlered herd were on the job to help pass out Numbers.

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candy to the boys and girls as they filed out of the buildings.

1961 (50 years ago) The holiday season gained special meaning for 170 Fibreboard Paper Products employees today when manager C. Vernon Basom announced the Port Angeles mill will reopen at the first of the year. Fibreboard closed down Dec. 15 because of an unstable market, Basom said. Two of Fibreboard’s main clients have been inactive because of labor


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Setting it Straight Corrections and clarifications

■ Olympic National Park’s original plan for extending the Olympic Discovery Trail along Lake Crescent would construct the 3.5-mile segment along the former Spruce Railroad Laugh Lines grade at 6 feet wide, rather than the 8 feet typically THERE HAVE BEEN seen along the trail system, so many debates by the seven Republicans running in order to preserve the original railroad ballast. for president. It would also use a porFor a group of people who don’t want the govern- tion of the former railroad too steep for wheelchairs to ment interfering in our lives a lot, they interfere in avoid cutting down trees our lives a lot. and disturbing soil near Jimmy Kimmel the lake.

Seen Around ANOTHER FIGURINE OF the baby Jesus missing from a Nativity scene in Port Angeles . . .


disputes in California. The labor negotiations are now settled, but purchase orders will not resume until after Jan. 1, Basom said.

1986 (25 years ago) Fred Meyer will not pursue plans to build a $4 million store east of Port Angeles because of the time it would take for rezoning, officials for the West Coast chain announced today. The Portland-based company had previously stated its intent to pur-

A report Thursday on Page A1 in the Clallam County edition and Page A4 in the Jefferson County edition erroneously said the effort to preserve the original railroad ballast would result in the steep portion of the trial.

_______ The Peninsula Daily News strives at all times for accuracy and fairness in articles, headlines and photographs. To correct an error or to clarify a news story, phone Executive Editor Rex Wilson at 360-417-3530 or e-mail rex.wilson@peninsuladailynews. com.

chase 25 acres along U.S. Highway 101 where Loomis Tavern now stands in the unincorporated Gales Addition district. However, that purchase agreement, which was supposed to be wrapped up by Dec. 31, was contingent on Fred Meyer securing the necessary rezoning, a company official said. A legal opinion from the Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office determined in October that rezoning of the northern portion of the property would be needed under county law.

Looking Back From the files of The Associated Press

PENINSULA DAILY NEWS (ISSN 1050-7000, USPS No. 438.500), continuing the Port Angeles Evening News (founded April 10, 1916) and The Daily News, is a locally operated member of Black Press Ltd./ Sound Publishing Inc., published each morning Sunday through Friday at 305 W. First St., Port Angeles, WA 98362. POSTMASTER: Periodicals postage paid at Port Angeles, WA. Send address changes to Circulation Department, Peninsula Daily News, P.O. Box 1330, Port Angeles, WA 98362. Member Audit Bureau of Circulations The Associated Press Contents copyright © 2011, Peninsula Daily News

TODAY IS FRIDAY, Dec. 23, the 357th day of 2011. There are eight days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On Dec. 23, 1941, during World War II, American forces on Wake Island surrendered to the Japanese. On this date: ■ In 1783, George Washington resigned as commander in chief of the Continental Army and retired to his home at Mount Vernon, Va. ■ In 1788, Maryland passed an act to cede an area “not exceeding 10 miles square” for the seat of the national government; about two-thirds of the area became the District of Columbia.

■ In 1823, the poem “Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas” was published anonymously in the Troy (N.Y.) Sentinel; the verse, more popularly known as “’Twas the Night Before Christmas,” was later attributed to Clement C. Moore. ■ In 1893, the Engelbert Humperdinck opera “Haensel und Gretel” was first performed in Weimar, Germany. ■ In 1928, the National Broadcasting Co. set up a permanent, coast-to-coast network. ■ In 1948, former Japanese Premier Hideki Tojo and six other Japanese war leaders were executed in Tokyo. ■ In 1968, 82 crew members of

the U.S. intelligence ship Pueblo were released by North Korea, 11 months after they had been captured. ■ In 1975, Richard S. Welch, the Central Intelligence Agency station chief in Athens, was shot and killed outside his home by the militant group Nov. 17. ■ In 1986, the experimental airplane Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, completed the first nonstop, nonrefueled round-the-world flight as it returned safely to Edwards Air Force Base in California. ■ In 1991, fire destroyed a house in Corsicana, Texas, killing three young children; their father, Cameron Todd Willingham, was

convicted of starting the blaze and was executed in 2004, though some experts raised questions about whether the fire had been deliberately set. ■ Ten years ago: Time magazine named New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani its Person of the Year for his steadfast response to the 9/11 terrorist attack. ■ Five years ago: Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas held the first Israeli-Palestinian summit in 22 months. ■ One year ago: Mail bombs blamed on anarchists exploded at the Swiss and Chilean embassies in Rome, seriously wounding two people.

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A3 Briefly: Nation nuclear reactor designed by Westinghouse Electric Co. that could power the first nuclear plants built from scratch in this country in more than three decades. The Nuclear Regulatory ComNEW YORK — The prestimission unanimously approved gious scientific journal Science is the AP1000 reactor Thursday. retracting a controversial 2009 The certification, to take effect report that linked chronic within two weeks, will be valid fatigue syndrome to a virus. Normally, researchers retract for 15 years. NRC Chairman Gregory Jactheir own papers when serious problems arise after publication. zko said the newly approved design would ensure safety But Science has lost confithrough simplified, passive secudence in the report and the validity of its conclusions, Editor- rity functions and other features. He said plants using the in-Chief Bruce Alberts wrote for design could withstand damage today’s issue. from an airplane crash without He said most of the authors significant release of radioactive have agreed in principle to retract the paper, “but they have materials — an issue that gained attention after the 2001 been unable to agree on the terrorist attacks. wording of their statement.” A retraction signed by all the Gingrich spurned authors “is unlikely to be forthcoming,” Alberts wrote. BETHLEHEM, N.H. — The 2009 paper, from scienRepublican presidential canditists at the Whittemore Peterson date Mitt Romney on Thursday Institute in Reno, Nev., the spurned chief rival Newt GinCleveland Clinic and the grich’s challenge for a one-on-one National Cancer Institute, debate ahead of the Jan. 3 Iowa reported finding a virus called caucuses but dismissed the XMRV in blood cells of some notion that he’s afraid to participatients with chronic fatigue pate in such a face-off. syndrome. “We’ve had many occasions to That raised hope that a cause debate together, and we’ll have of the mysterious illness had more, I presume quite a few been found, although other viral more, before this is finished,” suspects over the years had Romney said. proven to be false leads. “But I’m not going to narrow But follow-up studies found this down to a two-person race no evidence of such a link. while there are still a number of other candidates that are viable, Reactor design OK’d important candidates in the race. I want to show respect to them.” WASHINGTON — Federal regulators have approved a The Associated Press

Study linking chronic fatigue, virus retracted

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Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, center, is escorted from a courthouse at Fort Meade, Md., on Thursday.

Court-martial pro, cons told in WikiLeaks case THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

FORT MEADE, Md. — An Army intelligence analyst defied the nation’s trust by indiscriminately pulling more than 700,000 documents from a supposedly secure computer network and giving reams of national secrets to WikiLeaks, a military prosecutor argued Thursday at the close of a hearing for Pfc. Bradley Manning. A defense attorney said the Army had failed the troubled young soldier and is now piling on charges in an attempt to strongarm him into pleading guilty.

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Iraqi security forces and others inspect the scene of a car bomb attack in Baghdad on Thursday.

69 die in wave of bombings across Baghdad BAGHDAD — A wave of 16 bombings ripped across Baghdad Thursday, killing at least 69 people in the worst violence in Iraq for months. The apparently coordinated attacks struck days after the last American forces left the country and in the midst of a major government crisis between Shiite and Sunni politicians that has sent sectarian tensions soaring. The bombings may be linked more to the U.S. withdrawal than the political crisis, but all together, the developments heighten fears of a new round of Shiite-Sunni sectarian bloodshed like the one a few years back that pushed Iraq to the brink of civil war. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. But the

bombings bore all the hallmarks of al-Qaida’s Sunni insurgents.

Genocide law PARIS — French lawmakers easily passed a measure Thursday to make it a crime to deny the mass killings of Armenians in 1915 by Ottoman Turks amounted to genocide. Turkey swiftly retaliated, ordering its ambassador home and halting official contacts, including some military cooperation. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced a series of retaliatory measures, recalling the country’s ambassador to France and suspending joint military maneuvers and restricting French military flights. Turkey, a NATO member, is a strategic ally of France and valued trading partner, and the moves diminish ties at a particularly crucial time. The Associated Press

The summations at Fort Meade ended a preliminary hearing to determine whether Manning should be court-martialed on 22 charges, including aiding the enemy. He faces life in prison. Prosecutors said Manning signed seven agreements to protect government secrets. They said he then made sure those secrets were published online for America’s enemies to see. “Pfc. Manning gave enemies of the United States unfettered

access to these government documents,” Capt. Ashden Fein said, pounding the podium. The defense team said Manning was nearly paralyzed by internal struggles over his belief that he was a woman trapped in a man’s body. They said his chain of command failed to suspend his access to classified data despite clear signs of emotional distress, including his statement to a supervisor that he had multiple personalities. Civilian defense attorney David Coombs called the intelligence division of Manning’s battalion a “lawless unit” for allowing soldiers to load personal music CDs onto their workplace computers and play music, movies and video games stored on a network meant for classified data. He said the government needs “a reality check” for bringing such serious charges against Manning. And he challenged the government’s original decision to classify as “secret” the material the WikiLeaks website published. Prosecutors noted that although the material has been published, the military still considers it classified. Manning’s supporters say the

information published by WikiLeaks exposed war crimes and triggered the wave of prodemocracy uprisings in the Middle East. It still could be weeks before Manning learns whether he will be court-martialed. The presiding officer, Lt. Col. Paul Almanza, will have until Jan. 16 to recommend whether the 24-year-old Crescent, Okla., native should stand trial.

19 months since charged It’s been nearly 19 months since Manning was charged with giving WikiLeaks a trove of classified data, including hundreds of thousands of State Department diplomatic cables and raw battlefield reports from Iraq and Afghanistan. There was also video of a laughing U.S. helicopter crew gunning down 11 men, including a Reuters cameraman and his driver, in a clip WikiLeaks dubbed “Collateral Murder.” The reason Manning allegedly gave for the disclosures, in online chats with a confidant who turned him in: “I want people to see the truth.”

Mistakes made in Pakistani border deaths, U.S. concedes THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON — A top U.S. general said Thursday that an “overarching lack of trust” between the U.S. and Pakistan, as well as several key communication errors, led to the NATO airstrikes last month near the Afghan border that killed two dozen Pakistani troops. Brig. Gen. Stephen Clark, an Air Force special operations officer who led the investigation into the incident, said U.S. forces used the wrong maps, were unaware of Pakistani border post locations and mistakenly provided the

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wrong location for the troops. Clark described a confusing series of gaffes rooted in the fact that U.S. and Pakistan don’t trust each other enough to provide details about their locations and military operations along the border. As a result, U.S. forces on that dark Nov. 26 night thought they were under attack, believed there were no Pakistani forces in the area and called in airstrikes on what they thought were enemy insurgents. The Pentagon did not apologize for the action, as Pakistan has demanded, and has not briefed

Pakistani leaders on the results of the investigation, which was released Thursday morning. “For the loss of life and for the lack of proper coordination between U.S. and Pakistani forces that contributed to those losses, we express our deepest regret,” Pentagon spokesman George Little told reporters. He added that the U.S wants to learn from the mistakes and take any corrective measures needed to make sure such mistakes aren’t repeated. Pakistani officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the report.

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Nation: Babies delivered by twins just minutes apart

Nation: Cat might have used a life on road trip

Nation: Rhyming justice pens opinion in fraud case

Nation: Teens admit they smeared cake with feces

TWIN SISTERS IN New Jersey gave birth to their first children just minutes apart. Danielle and Nicole Fisher were in adjacent rooms at Virtua Hospital in Voorhees, and the boys were born 13 minutes apart Tuesday night. The women had been born within 12 minutes of each other 23 years ago. Danielle gave birth to Jonathan at 7:43 p.m. Nicole, who wasn’t due for two weeks, delivered Maximus minutes later. Nicole said they didn’t plan to get pregnant at the same time. The twins’ mother, Lisa Fisher, said it’s unbelievable.

A CAT HAS survived a four-hour, 200-mile ride under the hood of a car traveling through Ohio. Aman who’d left Xenia on a drive to Cleveland on Sunday afternoon stopped at a rest area south of his destination when he smelled something. A state trooper found the motorist with his hood up and a large black and white cat that wasn’t his stuck in the engine compartment. The animal had burns on the right side. The cat was taken to an animal hospital in nearby Lodi, where Dr. Linda Randall said he was going to be fine.

A PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME Court justice known for opinions written in rhyme has done it again, producing six pages of verse Thursday in the case of whether the maker of a forged check also had committed insurance fraud. Justice J. Michael Eakin, writing for a 4-2 majority, concluded in six-line stanzas that a man’s attempt to deposit a forged check appearing to be from State Farm didn’t constitute insurance fraud. “Sentenced on the other crimes, he surely won’t go free, but we find he can’t be guilty of this final felony,” Eakin wrote.

THREE PENNSYLVANIA TEENS must clean toilets, urinals and bed pans after admitting they iced a birthday cake with feces as a prank on a high school classmate. The girls were also ordered Monday to pick up dog droppings at a local park during their 200 hours of community service in return for guilty pleas stemming from the March incident at Avon Grove High School. Authorities said the trio and a juvenile student provided school officials with written confessions after a classmate and her family was sickened by the cake. The juvenile’s case is pending.



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2011 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (C)


Passing fireman stops fire before it blazes BY CHARLIE BERMANT PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

PORT TOWNSEND â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The sharp ears of a trained firefighter stopped a fire before it turned into a disaster. Jordan Pollack, a former Port Townsend fire chief who now runs a fire training and consulting business, was walking down Water Street at about 3 p.m. Wednesday when he heard the distinctive wail of a smoke alarm. He followed it to its source in Admiralty Apartments â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a TV dinner smoldering in an unattended oven. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being in this job, your ears are tuned to odd noises,â&#x20AC;? Pollack said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We can hear these things when no one else does.â&#x20AC;?


Firefighting consultant Jordan Pollack pictured outside the apartment where he heard a smoke alarm Wednesday.

The sound grew louder. He contacted the manager who said she did not hear it, but who allowed Pollack to take a look for himself. None of the other tenants heard the alarm, Pollack said. He followed the sound up to the second-floor apartment and felt heat from the door. The manager let him into the apartment. He opened the door slowly because â&#x20AC;&#x153;you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to run in to where a fire is because a burst of oxygen can cause it to spread,â&#x20AC;? he said.

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The room had a layer of When Pollack heard the subsidized apartments and smoke on the ceiling and alarm, he entered the facil- predominantly houses low- the oven was on with a ity, which has 38 partially income senior citizens. burned TV dinner wrapped

in plastic inside. Pollack turned off the oven and opened the windows to clear the smoke. There were no flames, and he did not contact East Jefferson Fire-Rescue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t call because there was no danger and I am a firefighter,â&#x20AC;? he said.

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department in the late 1990s and early 2000s, before the city contracted for fire services with East Jefferson Fire-Rescue. He is the fire chief of the Breitenbush Fire Department in Oregon. He lives in Port Townsend and commutes, he said. In addition to his training and consulting business, he also coordinates programs in Mexico for firefighters crossing the border. Pollack said that smoke alarms â&#x20AC;&#x153;are the first line of defenseâ&#x20AC;? against fires and should be maintained with periodic battery replacements.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;But if a smoke alarm goes off and you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know why, you should call 9-1-1 right away.â&#x20AC;? Pollack contacted the tenant Thursday. She told him she had turned the oven knob the wrong way before leaving ________ the apartment. There was no damage to Jefferson County Reporter the apartment, he said. Charlie Bermant can be reached at Pollack, 53, served as fire 360-385-2335 or charlie.bermant@ chief of the Port Townsend

Painting disappears from PT cafeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wall â&#x20AC;&#x153;I went back and picked it up and it sat in my studio for about six months before I decided to do something with it.â&#x20AC;? Watson painted a background and a surf scene along the bottom, which he called â&#x20AC;&#x153;an expression of freedom.â&#x20AC;?

Curator of space hoping for â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Christmas miracleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; of return BY CHARLIE BERMANT PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

PORT TOWNSEND â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The message of a Port Townsend artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s painting apparently was taken too literally last week. The painting, titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Free,â&#x20AC;? was found to be missing from its spot on a wall in the Undertown Cafe a week ago, said its creator, Jesse Watson. Watson said he discovered that his painting was missing when he was setting up his drums on Friday night. The theft has not been

reported to the police, said Anna Nasset, the owner of Artisans on Taylor who curates the Undertown exhibit, because â&#x20AC;&#x153;we are hoping for a Christmas miracle, that someone will just return it.â&#x20AC;? If it is not returned after the holidays, a report will most likely be filed, she said.

Originally a sign The painting, done in ink and acrylic on a 32-inch-by28-inch piece of particle board with a chipped corner, began its association

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Freeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; centerpiece He left the original â&#x20AC;&#x153;Freeâ&#x20AC;? letters intact, using them as the centerpiece of the painting. It is one of several paintJesse Watsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Freeâ&#x20AC;? was taken from a wall in ings Watson has on display Port Townsendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Undertown Cafe. at the Undertown. with Watson as a sign the road. Watson said that Nasset â&#x20AC;&#x153;I saw the sign and drove had priced the painting at advertising free items. The items had been around for a few days, but â&#x20AC;&#x153;$10,000 or best offerâ&#x20AC;? as a taken away, leaving only its message haunted me,â&#x20AC;? joke, and that he intended to accept any offer â&#x20AC;&#x201D; even if the â&#x20AC;&#x153;freeâ&#x20AC;? sign by the side of Watson said.

it was only $1. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was going to take whatever that best offer was and decided that I would give the high bidder something else from my studio,â&#x20AC;? Watson said. Nasset posted a notice about the missing painting in her Facebook page on Wednesday, asking if anyone of her friends had seen anything. Anyone with information about the painting, or to return it, is asked to contact Nasset at 360-3791029.

________ Jefferson County Reporter Charlie Bermant can be reached at 360-385-2335 or charlie. bermant@peninsuladailynews. com.

Ariel: Giant Pacific octopi can live 3 to 5 years CONTINUED FROM A1 death because they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t eat during the one-month Giant Pacific octopi can period spent taking care of live for three to five years. their unhatched eggs. Breeding is a death senLarger tank tence. Males live for a few Ariel was moved from months after mating, and her present tank into Octafemales die shortly after viaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s former home, a larger their eggs hatch, starving to tank in a quiet room

in back. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s her Christmas present,â&#x20AC;? Moriarty said. Ariel and other exhibits of local marine creatures at the center can be seen on Christmas Eve, New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve and New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day. The center will be open from noon to 4 p.m.

Exhibits include a touch tank, a rarely seen basket star, a school of iridescent black rockfish and a new resident, a Pacific Spiny Lumpsucker. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Come touch a sea star and feel its rough skin or try to count how many flatfish are hiding under the

sand,â&#x20AC;? Moriarty said. Admission is free or by donation. The center charges a fee in the summer, but is free in the winter months, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice to let local citizens just drop in and not to have to worry about cost,â&#x20AC;? Moriarity said.

The center is open daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and on weekends or by special arrangement in the winter. For more information about the nonprofit center, phone 360-417-6254 or see http://feiromarinelife

Toxin: Sequim Bayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2nd closure since October CONTINUED FROM A1 of shellfish tissue. Cox said the cause of the Diarrhetic shellfish poi- latest Sequim Bay DSP soning can cause diarrhea, bloom is still unknown but nausea, vomiting, abdomi- monitoring will continue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have no idea, but nal cramps and chills. DSP causes severe ill- maybe new tests will help ness while PSP, commonly us,â&#x20AC;? Cox said. It is the second closure of called â&#x20AC;&#x153;red tide,â&#x20AC;? can be Sequim Bay since it was deadly. Federal Drug Adminis- reopened in mid-October tration testing of tissue when mussel tissue samsamples taken from mus- ples showed declining levels sels in Sequim Bay recently of DSP. The original DSP-related showed elevated levels of DSP, about a microgram ban on both recreational above the threshold of 16 and commercial harvesting micrograms per 100 grams of all types of shellfish in



Sequim Bay began in early August. DSP comes from a toxin produced by a type of plankton long known to live in high concentrations in Sequim Bay and around Puget Sound, Cox said. DSP comes from a toxin produced by a type of plankton long known to live in

high concentrations in Sequim Bay and around Puget Sound. Food contaminated with DSP biotoxin may not look or smell spoiled. DSP can cause diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and chills. As many as 60 cases of DSP have been reported in

For more information, phone the Marine Biotoxin Hotline at 800-562-5632 or visit the state website at 4xmftw7.

________ Sequim-Dungeness Valley Editor Jeff Chew can be reached at 360-681-2391 or at jeff.chew@

Pass: Raises more than $5 million CONTINUED FROM A1 their managed lands as a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;recreation area,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; including â&#x20AC;&#x153;Is there consideration undeveloped, remote and given to whether the lightly recreated portions, is amount of recreation or an overbroad reading of agency resources required that term,â&#x20AC;? Hargrove said. is significant?â&#x20AC;? He said his bill would Sales of pass correct a move by DNR to Sales of the Discover include significant portions of their lands in areas cov- Pass have raised more than ered by the Discover Pass $5 million since it became a requirement to visit state requirement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s desig- recreational areas July 1. Most of the revenue from nation of large blocks of



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Cause of Sequim fire is unknown Statements, evidence can’t be corroborated PENINSULA DAILY NEWS


David Powers holds a swaddled mitten used as a temporary replacement for a missing Jesus figurine taken from a creche in his parents’ yard on Rook Drive in Port Angeles.

Sixth baby Jesus figure stolen from PA Nativity PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

PORT ANGELES — Another baby Jesus was taken from a Port Angeles Nativity scene Tuesday night, a resident told the Peninsula Daily News. Wade Powers said his wife, Annie, discovered the missing ceramic Jesus from their yard on Rook Drive off Mount Angeles Road at about noon Wednesday. At first, Annie thought her husband was pulling a prank in the wake of five baby Jesus figures that were reported in the PDN on Wednesday as having been stolen. “I guess we joined the

club,” Wade Powers said. Powers said he did not report the theft to police because he was embarrassed. “It’s a very, very unfortunate thing that people would do this,” said Port Angeles Deputy Police Chief Brian Smith, adding that people take a lot of pride and put a lot of effort into their Nativity scenes. “It’s pretty disappointing that people would do this.” Two Port Angeles women, Kristina Russell and Merri Wilson, told police they suspected a Nativity theft ring was in operation after the lighted

plastic statues of the infant Jesus of Nazareth were stolen from at least five Nativity sets in their neighborhood on South N Street over the weekend. The problem isn’t confined to Port Angeles, Smith said, adding that baby Jesus statues are taken all over the country.

eral statues in the yard. The scene included a donkey, three wise men, two angels, Mary and Joseph. Powers said the Jesus statue — part of a complete set he purchased from Costco — was probably worth about $50. Clallam Sheriff’s Office Chief Criminal Deputy Ron Cameron said there were Probably a prank no reports of items taken Powers said he pre- from Nativity scenes in sumed it was just a prank. unincorporated areas as of “There were a lot of other Thursday. ________ things there,” he said. “They could have done a lot of Reporter Rob Ollikainen can be damage.” reached at 360-417-3537 or at rob. The three-dimensional ollikainen@peninsuladailynews. baby Jesus was one of sev- com.

SEQUIM — The cause of a fire that charred part of an East Belfield Avenue home Tuesday morning is “undetermined,” a Clallam County Fire District No. 3 assistant chief said. Roger Moeder, who headed up the investigation into the fire’s cause, said the department was unable to determine the cause of the fire based on the witnesses’ account. “Smoking could be a possibility, an electrical charger could be a possibility, a candle could be a possibility,” Moeder said, adding that it is “fairly typical” that investigators cannot corroborate a witness’ story with investigators’ findings. No one was hurt in the fire inside the rental home at 871 E. Belfield Ave., where a half-burned mattress and charred bedding material were pulled out of the home and left on the front lawn. The fire reported shortly after 9 a.m. resulted in extensive damage to the bedroom where it originated, and minor smoke damage throughout the rest of the home. The homeowner, Chad Copeland, said his insurance should cover the damage and he would relocate the two men and two children living in the home to another of his rentals.

“Smoking could be a possibility, an electrical charger could be a possibility, a candle could be a possibility.” ROGER MOEDER assistant chief Clallam Country Fire District No. 3 Fire district spokesman Patrick Young said one of the men was sleeping at the time of the fire and another came home, both realizing the house was filled with smoke. “Mattress fires burn hot and smoky,” Young said. They both escaped the smoky fire, were examined by emergency medical technicians with Olympic Ambulance at the scene, and released without being transported to the hospital. Clallam County Fire District No. 3 firefighters doused it about 9:30 a.m.

________ Sequim-Dungeness Valley Editor Jeff Chew can be reached at 360-681-2391 or at jeff.chew@

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SEQUIM — The Sequim School Board is taking another step in the search for a new district superintendent. The board and its newly hired search firm, McPherson & Jacobson, will open the district’s doors Jan. 18 to hear what qualities the public and district staff want in the top executive. Everyone from school support staff to students to the general public will be asked for their comments. “We have a need to make sure that the person fits a lot of needs,” said Sarah Bedinger, School Board chairwoman. The Sequim School Board recently contracted with McPherson & Jacobson to help search for a new superintendent to succeed Bill Bentley, who resigned effective June 30 to seek other opportunities. McPherson & Jacobson is providing a decisionmaking model for the school board. The firm is headquartered in Omaha, Neb. Bentley announced at the Nov. 7 board meeting that he was resigning at the end of the 2011-12 school year.

He has been with the district since July 1, 2007. McPherson & Jacobson consultant Richard Parker, who is based in Langley, helped the board begin the task of developing selection criteria during a Dec. 13 planning meeting. The five-member school board identified a list of desirable characteristics for superintendent candidates, and developed a schedule for interviews and screening. Parker can be reached by email at parker@







Ecology fines Pettit Oil for February spill PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

OLYMPIA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The state has fined Pettit Oil Co. and billed it for damages from a February diesel fuel spill on the West End, while also praising the company for its quick response. Pettit Oil â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which is based in Tacoma with offices in Port Angeles, Forks and Hoquiam â&#x20AC;&#x201D; was fined $4,500 by the state Department of Ecology and billed $10,996 in cleanup costs, the state department announced this week. About 3,600 gallons of fuel entered state waters, KEITH THORPE/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS including Chalaat Creek and wetlands that belong to TOCKING UP FOR HRISTMAS DINNER the Hoh tribe, Ecology said. By April 19, some 94 perCapt. Katheleen Johnson of the Salvation Army, left, watches as Josie Gilbeck, director of cent of the fuel â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 3,440 the Port Angeles Food Bank, loads frozen turkey dinners into a van for the Salvation gallons â&#x20AC;&#x201D; had been recovArmyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s food kitchen. Gilbeck said that the two groups often help each other with feeding ered, said Jim Sachet, Ecolthose in need. Turkeys, dry goods and staples are in short supply as demand for ogyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Southwest Regional Office spill response unit assistance increases during hard economic times, she said. To donate to the food bank at supervisor. 402 S. Valley St., or for more information, phone 360-452-8568. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pettit took quick action to prevent a bad situation from getting worse,â&#x20AC;? Sachet said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;An unusually high percentage of oil was recovTickets are $18 and has become part of the Jef- ered, which prevented damthe Key City Playhouse to ferson Land Trust and has age to sensitive fisheries available via www.KeyCity be added to a waiting list resources downstream on or by for seats if they open up, or a new name, announced the Hoh River.â&#x20AC;? Land Trust board Presiphoning 360-379-0195. for standing room. The fine was levied All other performances The box office opens one dent Owen Fairbank. Its new name is The Jef- because it is illegal to spill of the Key City Public The- hour before curtain time. ferson Land Trust Geology oil or fuel into the waters of atre comedy have sold out. PORT TOWNSEND â&#x20AC;&#x201D; For more information, the state, Ecology said. The very last show is One more show of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The visit KeyCityPublicTheatre. Group. The group was formerly set for 8 p.m. today; it too Best Christmas Pageant org. associated with the Port is sold out, but patrons can Reimburse state Everâ&#x20AC;? has just been added Townsend Marine Science phone Key Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office for today at 5 p.m. State law requires entiNew status, name Center. before 5 p.m. to check on The show will be in the ties that spill fuel to reimThe geology groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal PORT TOWNSEND â&#x20AC;&#x201D; last-minute cancellations. Key City Playhouse, 419 burse the state for spill is to broaden citizensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Patrons can also come to Quimper Geology Group Washington St. response, the department awareness of geology, geosaid. logic issues and land conPettit Oil can appeal the servation, which is one of fine to the Washington trustâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s primary missions. The geology group facili- State Pollution Control tates public lectures on Hearings Board within 30 geology and associated sub- days, Ecology said. jects. A call requesting comDuring the summer, the ment from Pettit Oilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s group conducts field trips administrative office was about local and regional not returned. geology. In a statement, Duaine The group has an infor- Badgley of Pettit Oil said: mal membership of about â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was important for Pettit 150 local residents. Oil Co. to minimize the Lectures are generally effects of this unfortunate free and open to the public, accident. although donations are â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pettit has arranged a appreciated to offset meet- direct restoration to the ing costs. Hoh tribe for environmenThe next presentation tal damages.â&#x20AC;? will be a discussion of the geology of Mount Baker by Tanker truck spilled fuel Dave Tucker, a research associate from Western Nearly 4,400 gallons of Washington University, on diesel fuel were spilled Saturday, Jan. 14. when a driver lost control of Information about the a tanker truck the morning geology groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities of Feb. 23. will be listed at the JefferThe driver, who was not son Land Trust website, injured, was cited by the To be on an email list to State Patrol for â&#x20AC;&#x153;wheels off roadway.â&#x20AC;? receive notices of lectures Road conditions were and field trips, email not a factor, the State Patrol Michael Machette at said at the time. The truck rolled onto its Peninsula Daily News



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JIM SACHET supervisor Southwest Regional Office Ecology spill response unit side in a ditch off U.S. Highway 101 near milepost 167 south of Forks and one of the two partitioned tanks of fuel ruptured. Fuel drained under the highway and made its way into the waterways, Ecology said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was an unfortunate event, one that created significant environmental threats,â&#x20AC;? Sachet said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Any time fuel is spilled into a creek or a wetland it causes damage,â&#x20AC;? he said.

Cleanup Cowlitz Clean Sweep, hired by Pettit, and responders from Ecology and Hoh and Quileute tribes used booms and adsorbent pads to contain the spill. The spill also drew response from the state Department of Fish & Wildlife, the Department of Transportation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Ecology. Cleanup activities included: â&#x2013;  Construction of trenches to divert additional fuel from the creek. â&#x2013;  Recovering, removing and disposing of contaminated soil, restoring damaged property. â&#x2013;  Recovering spilled oil from the tanks, ditches and state waters. Steps were also taken to protect the Hoh tribeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s steelhead fish hatchery from the spill. While damage to the fisheries resources was averted, and the company has taken steps to mitigate damage, the company may still be liable for costs associated with damage to the creek and wetlands, Sachet said. Penalties collected are deposited in special accounts for environmental restoration and enhancement projects.

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State mulls adding ADD to medical pot list Qualifying conditions include cancer, HIV, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma and medical cannabis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;intractable pain.â&#x20AC;? Three other petitions, for It also includes anorexia, depression and other men- as a disease that results in tal health disorders, have nausea, vomiting and wastbeen denied. ing away. Medical marijuana has been legal in Washington Edmonds man state since 1998. The law allows patients The latest request with terminal or debilitat- involves an Edmonds man ing conditions to use mari- who petitioned authorities juana. in September to include

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SEATTLE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; State officials will consider a request to allow medical marijuana for people with attentiondeficit disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. The petition is the latest attempt to add mental illnesses to Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s list of qualifying conditions for

conditions he said he has suffered from for years. The Medical Quality Assurance Commission and the Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery will consider the manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s petition at a hearing on Jan. 11. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for is some clinical and scientific basis for adopting it,â&#x20AC;? said Blake Maresh, the osteopathic boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s executive director. In February 2010, the

medical commission denied a request from a man who had suffered from a social anxiety disorder since the fifth grade. He said cannabis had helped him more than any other treatment. Other patients with bipolar disorder, severe depression and other anxiety disorders also told the commission that marijuana was the only thing that helped.

But the commission found insufficient scientific evidence that showed pot helped patients with those conditions. It found that no rigorous, controlled, randomized, peer-reviewed and published trial had been done on the issue. The last qualifying condition added for medical marijuana in Washington was chronic renal failure in 2010.

Readerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Revel set at PA Library PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

PORT ANGELES â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A Winter Readerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Revel Open House will be held at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The event is for those who love to read and are yearning to share great authors and titles with others or for those looking for good reads in 2012. Librarian Lorrie Kovell will demonstrate Novelist, an online resource for readers and give a talk on great books coming out in 2012. Participants will share titles with one another and watch book trailers on the libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s big screen. There will be an optional book swap.

To participate in the swap, bring a gently used book. Refreshments and hot and cold beverages will be provided. Door prizes will be awarded. The open house is a special event in the libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ongoing PALS book discussion series. The event is free and open to the public. Malcom Gladwellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Outliers will be discussed at the next PALS meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25. For more information, visit and click on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eventsâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Port Angeles,â&#x20AC;? or contact Lorrie Kovell at 360-417-8514 or lkovell@

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A bearded jolly elf joins Discovery Bay Fire Department District 5 Volunteer Association members as they show toys gathered through their annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots drive. The volunteers are, from left, Chuck Thompson, Jaymee McClurg, Barb Knopfle and Willie Knopfle.

PORT ANGELES â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Olympic Corrections Center Program Manager Tracey Hixon will speak at the Olympic Peninsula Humane Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s monthly community outreach program Wednesday. The event will be held at

the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Hixon will discuss the success of the Corrections dog-training program. For more information, phone the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society 360457-8206.

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Environmental sue over flood policies BY DONNA BLANKINSHIP THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SEATTLE — The National Wildlife Federation filed a motion in U.S. District Court on Wednesday asking a judge to stop the U.S. government from issuing any more flood insurance policies for new development in flood-prone areas around Puget Sound until it changes its flood plain plans to consider the impact on endangered species like salmon and orcas. The motion for a preliminary injunction is the latest move in a decades-long fight to get the Federal Emergency Management Agency to pay more attention to endangered species, said Jan Hasselman, an attorney for Earthjustice. Earthjustice is an environmental law firm that filed a motion in Seattle, on behalf of the National Wildlife Federation. The federation, an environmental group, won a lawsuit in 2004 that found FEMA did not create its flood plain management standards with the Endangered Species Act in mind. Hasselman said the National Marine Fisheries Service in 2008 issued a plan for changing the flood standards, setting various deadlines, the last of which recently passed. “They’re continuing to issue flood plain insurance for new developments in flood plains, incentivizing activities not just harmful to salmon, but harmful to people,” Hasselman said.

“They’re continuing to issue flood plain insurance for new developments in flood plains, incentivizing activities not just harmful to salmon, but harmful to people. Time’s up.” JAN HASSELMAN an attorney for Earthjustice “Time’s up.” The suit asks the court to stop the federal government from issuing new flood insurance in the most sensitive areas, which would effectively stop development in those areas because private flood insurance is nearly nonexistent and it is very difficult to build without insurance, Hasselman said.

through local and state land use regulation development processes.” She said the Property Owners for Sensible Regulations will decide soon how they might want to participate in the lawsuit. NOAA PHOTO VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS If the motion is granted, the federal government A new baby orca is seen in this photo, taken Saturday and provided by could be prevented from NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center. issuing insurance for new aid patients, workers’ comMethadone risks development in flood-prone pensation recipients and SEATTLE — A Washareas until FEMA implestate employees toward ington state drug board Approach criticized ments revises its plans to methadone because it costs has decided to warn pharconsider the Endangered less than a dollar a dose. An attorney represent- Species Act or at least until macies about the risk of ing a coalition of property the most recent legal issue overdose deaths from preowners, builders, real estate is resolved. Tank recovered scribing methadone as a SEATTLE — A new professionals and industry painkiller. FERNDALE — Salvage baby orca was photogroups says the National About 75 areas affected graphed last weekend in a The Pharmacy and workers have recovered a Wildlife Federation’s Therapeutics Committee 475-ton stainless steel tank pod that lives in northern The injunction would Puget Sound. approach on this issue is all voted Wednesday to send a that fell into northern affect about 75 communiwrong. health advisory next week Puget Sound on the way to The Northwest FisherMolly Lawrence of Seat- ties and unincorporated ies Science Center posted a to more than 1,000 phara BP refinery near Ferntle law firm Gordon Derr counties around the region, website photo Wednesday macists and drug stores. dale. said the motion ignores the including Seattle, although shot by scientist Candice That will be followed by BP spokesman Bill Kidd many regulations already most of the flood plains in Emmons. an advisory to about 17,000 said two of the largest in place at the local level to the region are outside the crane barges on the West The fisheries center and health care professionals. protect endangered species. state’s largest city. The Seattle Times Coast were used Wednesthe Center for Whale “We think this is a good Research confirmed the “From my perspective, reported that the advisory day to lift the cylinder out the real story is that, to opportunity to take a time mother is 39-year-old Slick, a public acknowledgment of the water. that methadone can be date, NWF has not chal- out and re-evaluate whether also known as J-16. Workers planned to more unpredictable than move it ashore during a lenged one local jurisdic- the historic approach to It’s her fifth calf since other pain drugs. high tide Thursday. tion’s development regula- flood plain management 1991, and it brings the An investigation by the Made in South Korea, tions as violating the makes sense moving into total number of killer newspaper found that at the cylinder is 140 feet long Endangered Species Act,” the future,” Hasselman whales in the Southern least 2,200 people have and 12 feet in diameter, said. Lawrence said. Resident population to 89. The federal government died since 2003 from unin- and is worth millions of He added that because of “They are trying to tended overdoses linked to dollars. achieve through this law- climate change, scientists listed Southern Resident methadone. It’s part of a $400 milsuit what they have been expect flooding to continue orcas as an endangered The state steers Mediclion project to equip the species in 2005. flatly unable to accomplish to get worse. refinery to produce cleaner low-sulfur diesel. Kidd said the cylinder wasn’t damaged Dec. 9 when it was accidentally dropped off a barge in the Strait of Georgia near Cherry Point. It sank in 120 feet of water.

Baby boosts Sound orca count to 89


Emergency stop SPOKANE — A United Airlines flight from Chicago to Portland made an unscheduled landing Wednesday night in Spokane, where passengers had to spend the night. The plane had made a routine stop for refueling at Spokane International Airport. But after it took off, the pilot noticed a problem with hydraulics and decided to turn around. Emergency crews were on hand as a precaution. The plane landed safely. It wasn’t easy to find another flight to Portland.

Parting shot? PORT ORCHARD — The outgoing mayor of Port Orchard, who lost the election by five votes, has appointed his wife to the city’s Planning Commission. City Attorney Greg Jacoby said that because Mayor Lary Coppola is leaving his post, there is no conflict of interest in appointing Dee Coppola to the commission, which advises the city council on land-use issues. Supporters of the mayor-elect, Tim Matthes, see the appointment as a parting shot by Coppola, and they voted against it during the confirmation hearing. Matthes is the Planning Commission chairman. The Kitsap Sun reported that Coppola already serves on a number of local boards and committees, including the Home Builders Association of Kitsap County. The Associated Press

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I-1183 bit of bummer for boutique booze Initiative elements put distillers in limbo BY GALE FIEGE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SNOHOMISH — Some craft distillers say they’re struggling ever since voters passed Initiative 1183 reforming how people buy and sell hard liquor in the state. Skip Rock Distillery owners Julie and Ryan Hembree in Snohomish said the state stopped buying their potato vodka even before the measure was approved in November. All the state’s small distillers were supposed to be allowed to market their liquor beginning this month, but that’s been pushed back until at least March 1 as officials figure out how to get the state out of the liquorselling business. “We’re in a state of limbo. I look forward to seeing more special orders come through the state’s ordering process,” Ryan Hembree said. “But the state’s initial reaction to 1183 passing was to kill all orders from newly established craft distilleries like ours.” After calling state liquor board chairwoman Sharon Foster last week, Ryan Hembree said he believes the state continues to value craft distillers and that special orders should continue until March. “We just need it to happen sooner than later,” he said. “We can only sell so many Skip Rock T-shirts, sweatshirts and hats.”

After I-1183 Before I-1183, the state ran the liquor system and bought and distributed all of the hard liquor sold throughout the state. The state will continue to run liquor stores until next summer, when it has to get rid of its stock and allow private business to take over. Only retail stores that are 10,000 square feet or larger will be able to sell hard alcohol. Since the measure passed, the state Liquor Control Board and the state Department of Revenue have been working to establish new rules that mesh with the new law. “It’s very complicated

“We just need it to happen sooner than later. We can only sell so many Skip Rock T-shirts, sweatshirts and hats.” RYAN HEMBREE on his belief that the state continues to value craft distillers. stuff,” said liquor board spokesman Brian Smith. “And the initiative did not take the craft distillery model into account.” Just a few years ago, the Legislature allowed small distillers to make spirits and even offer tastings at their distilleries — a first since Prohibition. But distillers had to actually buy back their own booze to pour in their tasting rooms. Starting this month, local craft distillers were allowed to serve from their own bottles at their shops without the state intervening. However, distillers now have to pay a 10 percent distributor license fee and a 17 percent retail spirits license fee on gross sales. And they have to wait until March 1 to be able to sell directly to licensed retailers.

A little bleak Though the Hembrees are optimistic about the future of their business, things look a little bleak right now. A bottle of their vodka costs $33.95 in the liquor store. What the Hembrees and their business partners make on that bottle is about $3. If the state continues to impose high retail and distribution fees, the chance to make more on their product is thin. “We are a small business. Just to handle all the paperwork from the state is costly,” Julie Hembree said. “We’ve invested in a lot of education, expensive German-made equipment and permits. We can’t walk away from it.” The Hembrees don’t have a tasting room set up yet. For now, they are encouraging restaurant owners in Snohomish and Skip Rock fans to buy the vodka at state and contract liquor stores in the county and


Reid Jensen owns RBDL distillery near Marysville. Jensen, a building contractor by trade, would like to turn his distillery hobby into a money-maker. He doesn’t have any faith that a big warehouse store would ever buy his RBDL vodka. “I can’t compete against the big vodka companies or Costco’s Kirkland brand,” Jensen said. “For the small guy, the way the state had it set up before 1183 was really the best, even though people hardly made any money. “Everybody took their products to the single distributor, the liquor stores. It was a tough go, but now I think we will see a lot of distilleries just shut down.” Some members of the Washington Craft Distillers association have complained that state Attorney General’s Office is directing the legal interpretation of the initiative to favor big business distributors, making it even more difficult for craft distillers to survive. “We are trying to keep things as equitable as possible,” Smith said. “And that means keeping craft distilleries in mind.”

Award-winning The Hembrees produced their first bottle this past March and just earned a 2011 international gold medal award for Skip Rock vodka from the Beverage Tasting Institute in Chicago. Skip Rock is among just seven distilleries in the country that make potato vodka, and the only one that makes the spirit from Yukon gold potatoes grown in Skagit Valley, Ryan Hembree said. The potatoes are ground, cooked in a pot still, fer-


Jule and Ryan Hembree of Snohomish make Skip Rock vodka from Yukon gold potatoes grown in the Skagit Valley. mented, refined, condensed, filtered and bottled into a special square bottle with the blue Skip Rick label, complete with a drawing of the ripples caused by a rock skipped into still water. “We are foodies and we prefer Yukon gold to Russet potatoes. The golds are buttery and that is evident in our vodka,” Julie Hembree said. “We’ve been told there is a comfort food quality to our vodka. We would like to keep sharing this with people.” Distilleries around the state are urging people to ask liquor store managers for a craft products and order local spirits from their bartenders, the Hembrees said.


Skip Rock vodka is made by Ryan and Julie Hembree at the distillery they started earlier this year.

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ABERDEEN — The Grinch Fund campaign to give laid-off Aberdeen diner employees unpaid back wages has exceeded its goal and resulted in job offers. KXRO reported that the operator of several Denny’s franchises, Chris Haque, donated $3,000 to the fund and offered jobs to workers willing to work at his restaurants in Seattle and Olympia.

Haque told KXRO he’s also looking into the possibility of reopening the America’s Diner in Aberdeen as a Denny’s. Regular customer Glenn Ludwig started the Grinch Fund to help a dozen workers who hadn’t received a paycheck since before Thanksgiving. His goal was $16,000. The fund now has nearly $20,000. The surplus will go to charity.

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hang on to the hope that enough of their vodka will remain available. The Skip Rock Distillery partners also are participating in regional food events where they can sell their vodka and are considering selling it in Oregon and British Columbia. “We hope that companies such as Costco will consider showcasing local products in their liquor sales,” Ryan Hembree said. “We would love to talk with them.”


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Taking the ‘Merry’ out of Christmas WHITE STEAM BILLOWING from tall stacks last century appeared beautiful to families supported by the North Olympic Peninsula’s big mills. In boom times, Clallam and Jefferson Martha M. counties were Ireland home to more than 1,000 millworkers, plus thousands more in the woods and tens of thousands in indirect jobs. Port Angeles boasted paper, pulp and plywood mills. Port Townsend prized its paper mill. Communities grew up around sawmills at Carlsborg, Port Ludlow and Blyn. Logging made Forks the “Timber Capital of the World” and gave rise to numerous small shake mills. In the late 20th century, jobgenerating industry lost its luster. Noses wrinkled at “smokestack” aromas, the body politic

voiced concern about pollution. Some folks wanted the mills to clean-up. Others wanted the mills to close up. Timber harvests that fed the mills, they said, were bad for birds, wildlife and tourism. Long before the national recession, the timber industry came under intense regulatory scrutiny from both governmental and self-appointed environmental overseers and began experiencing far more bust than boom. In 1997, Rayonier Inc. closed its Port Angeles pulp mill and subsequently razed the structure. Debate over whether the state Department of Ecology or the federal Environmental Protection Agency should oversee cleanup of the mill site ended with the state getting the job. Ecology’s procedure was expected to move faster than the feds. To date, Ecology has overseen 14 years of process — and virtually no progress. Port Angeles’ Peninsula Plywood might be headed toward the same path. The Port of Port Angeles, owner of the mill site, lost more

than $200,000 in past-due rent and utility charges and 132 people lost their jobs in November 2007 when the plywood mill was shuttered by Klukwan Inc. One Klukwan employee, Josh Renshaw, lined up local investors and reopened the mill March 1, 2010, only to suffer an equipment fire two months later. Nevertheless, Renshaw’s PenPly provided employment for 22 months for as many as 159 people — before conceding defeat Tuesday. Out an additional $300,000 in uncollectible rent and utilities, the port will pursue tearing the old mill down to open space for more lucrative marine trades activity. A full environmental assessment will delay demolition beyond 2012 — possibly far beyond, as seen at the Rayonier site. The remaining mills in Port Angeles and Port Townsend are both under siege by the same environmental militia that has the Rayonier site hog-tied with the regulatory process. Proposed biomass projects at both mills — potential investments of $55 million at Port

Peninsula Voices Wild Olympics pro As a local supporter of the Wild Olympics Campaign, I was surprised to see the letter from a fellow reader commenting on how Olympic National Park was a “tax sinkhole.” So I decided to do a bit of research. ONP is consistently one of our most visited and popular national parks. In 2009 alone, more than 3 million visitors enjoyed its ancient forests, wild rivers and waterfalls. An impact report conducted in 2000 showed that Olympic National Park visitors spent $90 million in the local area, generating $29 million in direct personal income (wages and salaries) for local residents and supporting 1,900 jobs in area tourism businesses. Another $27 million in sales was generated

through secondary effects, as visitor spending circulates through the local economy. No doubt, the park and the surrounding wilderness areas that draw visitors continue to play a beneficial role in our economy today. The benefits do not end there. Protected forests and rivers are great for salmon habitat and support our commercial, sport and subsistence fishing industry. Many communities around the Peninsula receive their clean water from our watersheds that originate in protected areas. Here in Sequim, the Dungeness is not only a major source of our drinking water, but also the lifeblood of the valley’s agricultural industry. Its origins are in the park, and it flows through

the Buckhorn Wilderness Area. As someone who cares about the overall health of my local community, both economic and otherwise, I applaud Congressman [Norm] Dicks and Sen. [Patty] Murray’s efforts to move forward with a watershed protection proposal. Dr. Crystal Tack, Sequim

Wild Olympics con The progressive pinko bureaucrats are again busily eroding America’s future. The latest scheme is to lock away water and land from public beneficial use by declaring it wilderness or scenic (how sweet). The latest iteration of this scam is the Wild Olympics Campaign. This do-gooder policy as


Townsend Paper and $71 million at Nippon Paper Industries USA’s mill in Port Angeles — are targeted by objectors, some of whom openly dream of shutting down both mills. Restricting commerce in Olympic National Forest and locking down the park will create tourism to replace mill jobs, activists contend. That jobs plan would perpetuate the findings of the state Employment Security Department’s first-in-the-nation survey of “exhaustees” — people who’ve exhausted their unemployment benefits. Four-fifths of re-employed Washington state exhaustees earn an average of 29 percent less than before they were laid off, the survey found. That’s the fortunate 25 percent. Fully 75 percent of exhaustees remain jobless. “Unemployed workers simply running out of benefits” contributed to a 12 percent drop in the number of people receiving unemployment benefits in 2011, compared with 2010 and 2009, said Employment Security Commissioner Paul Trause in a news

release Wednesday. I believe regulatory excesses are a largely unrecognized factor in the nationwide loss of wellpaid industrial jobs. Similar governmental micromanagement contributed to high deficits and unemployment in New Zealand in the 1970s and early 1980s, driving a mass exodus of young people, until a reform Parliament reversed course. Lack of work here drove some now-middle-aged New Zealanders to return to their homeland this year, taking their American families with them. My daughter and granddaughters now live half-a-world away. I find it a bit hard to say, “Merry Christmas.”

________ Martha Ireland was a Clallam County commissioner from 1996 through 1999 and is the secretary of the Republican Women of Clallam County, among other community endeavors. Martha and her husband, Dale, live on a Carlsborg-area farm. Her column appears every other Friday, with the next one appearing Jan. 6. E-mail:


with much of liberalism is being sold with lies and deception through the mainstream media, the propaganda wing of the of the Democrat Party. They claim this ruse has broad-based public support, a lie. It has broad-based formal local opposition. They claim this will promote better public access, a lie. In wilderness there are no roads and no chain saws to clear trails. Citizens won’t be able to get close enough to see streams or rivers, much more to launch a drift boat. They claim they are helping to “save the planet,” a lie. The land will be removed from our tax base. Taxes will go up. The land cannot provide lumber, building material, or revenue. These areas of secondgrowth timber will be

blown down, ravaged by bugs and rot, or be burned down by catastrophic fire. Our country’s wealth comes from the land. Without wealth we cannot maintain what we already have set aside, like the Olympic National Park. Learn more about these radical environmental threats to your family’s and our country’s future. Read about UN Agenda 21, ICLEI, the Wildlands Plan, “Restoration,” “Sustainable Development,” “One World Order” and “Wolf Reintroduction.” An excellent locally produced blog site is Citizen Review Online, or Google “Marv Chastain” and learn about the destruction of the Elwha lakes. Don’t compromise with radical environmentalists. Just throw them out of our government.

Hope you have a Merry Christmas! Karl Spees, Port Angeles

Elvis is alive It’s good to be back in my hometown and this time all the way from Micronesia for the holidays. On this occasion, I get to see my brother Bret as Elvis again, having started here at Roosevelt Junior High School in 1974 (age 13). This troupe of four topnotch Elvis performers are bound to take you down Memory Lane. So join me and come on out for the benefit of Volunteer Hospice and the Humane Society on Jan. 7, and treat yourself. See you there, and Happy New Year! Gary Wiggins, Port Angeles

When your recycling number’s up BY MITCH LUCKETT

those of a woman and, I surmised, because of her robust proYou dredge up some of the tuberance outside the bin, she best people in Brinnon while dis- disheveled hermithood. was stuck. carding trash. Therefore, I always All kinds of Brinnonites recyHad she accidentally tossed dress to recycle. cle and, of course, we like to something of value in the bin and Oh, I don’t think of ourselves as the “good resorted to Dumpster-diving to go overboard guys”— doing our small part to fish it out? with, say, a save the planet while saving Unstained Recycle Man to the seersucker suit, bucks on the garbage bill. rescue. I grabbed her ankles, shined shoes Naturally, good guys want to shouting, “I’ll save you!” and gave and natty tie chat with other good guys; most a stout yank. when I take my pass the time of day talking dogs, Cavernous curses echoed empty root beer small town gossip and pending inside. Out popped a middle-aged cans, milk carweather catastrophes. woman with a piece of soiled, tons and cereal Then, there are the excep6-pack-ringed plastic dangling boxes to the tions. from an ear. She clasped, in Luckett recycling bins I stopped by the park last gloved hands, samples of disgustat Dosewallips week and noticed an unnatural ing garbage. State Park. But I do shower, phenomenon: a person, feet dan“Would you look at this?” She shave and don clean jeans and a gling from the 2-by-2-foot portal shook her head as she shoved a fresh, un-ketchup-stained shirt. of the plastics recycling bin — rotted turkey cadaver within I figure, in case I meet body either half in or half out, inches of my face. another soul with the winter depending, I suppose, on whether My nose recoiled. blues who wants to chat, I am you’re an optimist or pessimist. “What kind of low-life scum more approachable in a sanitized Pink slacks and flower-patwould throw something like this condition than my usual state of terned tennis shoes were likely in a recycling bin?” She















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exclaimed. She held up her other hand. “And lookie here. This is almost as bad. Do you see a number on this plastic bottle? Well, DO you?” Those numbers are hard to see even in good light, but, I declared I didn’t. “Without a number, it’s unrecyclable.” She tossed both items in a large garbage can in the bed of her old Chevy pickup. “Every time I bring in my recycling,” she said, “I fill up a bag of other peoples’ non-recyclable garbage and take it to the county dump. “What’s the world coming to? We have this free service, and people abuse it.” No doubt, I deduced, she was some sort of recycling police but, not seeing a uniform, I looked for a badge. Turned out Bonnie was just a

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concerned citizen bent on doing her duty. We two conservationists might have become good friends had she not taken umbrage when I, being of slimmer constitution, refused to climb into the cardboards recycling bin to extract the raccoon dining on soiled diapers. Even on a dreary Western Washington winter’s day, you’ve got to draw the line somewhere between conservation, communication deficit disorder and clean shirts. I summoned the park ranger and bid my Bonnie adieu.

________ Mitch Luckett is a Brinnon musician and storyteller. See “Have Your Say” below on how you can write a Point of View column on the North Olympic Peninsula lifestyle for the Commentary page.

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Housebound for the holidays RIGHT NOW, YOU are probably asking yourself: What exactly is going on with Congress? What’s all this yelling about a tax increase? Also, are they shutting down Gail the government Collins again? I was really planning to spend my Christmas camping out in a national park. Good news! Congress did not shut down the government this month. It was sort of dancing around the idea, but the country has grown so inured to this kind of behavior that nobody paid any attention. Then our lawmakers moved on to a crisis over the payroll tax, unemployment compensation and Medicare. On which they totally dropped the ball. As things stand now, on Jan. 1, doctors who treat Medicare patients will get a huge cut in pay and the state unemployment compensation systems will be thrown into chaos. People who have been out of work for more than half a year will start falling out of the system in a near-random fashion. Some of those who have been unemployed for 25 weeks will lose their benefits before others who have been collecting for 70. Also, payroll taxes for Social Security will rise for everybody. That is really unfortunate, but the Medicare and unemployment compensation parts are worse. On Tuesday, the House majority defeated a bipartisan Senate plan to resolve the problem. They framed the issue as a fight between hard-working Republicans and lazy Democrats/senators who were afraid to give up their vacations in order to stay in Washing-

ton for more stimulating debates. “As a cardiothoracic surgeon, I often worked through the holidays!” said Rep. Larry Bucshon of Indiana. Rep. Charles Boustany Jr. of Louisiana, another doctor, regaled the members with the story of a Christmas Eve when “I was getting ready to sit down for dinner with my family when I got called to see an 85-year-old Cajun gentleman, with a very large family, who had a ruptured aneurysm, and he was in shock. I spent the entire night operating on this man.” “My three employees — Irv, Dirk and Larry — they’re all at work today!” said Rep. Bill Huizenga, a Michigan Republican and the co-owner of Huizenga Gravel. It does seem a little unfair to bring Irv, Dirk and Larry into the fight, because they probably are not required to spend their free time raising donations for the next election season. This battle goes back to 2010, when President Barack Obama made a deal to continue the dreaded Bush tax cuts in return for a yearlong payroll tax cut, which benefits lower-income workers, and extended federal benefits for the unemployed. The House Republicans never loved the second part of the deal, and — in the spirit of the season — I will not suggest that this was because they only like tax cuts for rich people. Anyhow, earlier this month, the House did pass a bill extending the tax cut for another year. Perhaps coincidentally, it was also packed with things that the Senate Democrats were bound to hate, from freezing the pay of federal employees to doing something to environmental regulations of boilers that I could not possibly explain to you if I had a week. When the bill made its way to an unwelcoming Senate, a miracle occurred. Angels sang, a star rose in the east and the Democrats and Republicans worked out a compromise. This was, admittedly, an old-

fashioned Congressional compromise that resembled the offspring of a wart hog and vampire bat. But it kept the status quo going for another two months. Happiness reigned! Most of the Republican senators voted for the bill, and everybody started packing for vacation. Alas, the compromise flamed the fiercest rancor and resentment that exists on Capitol Hill — the hatred of the House for the Senate. Really, no matter who’s in charge in Washington, the House hates the Senate. The House hated the Senate when James Monroe was in it. The Republican House members had a meeting. According to The Washington Post, a number of members begged to be allowed to fight to the death for their original plan in the manner of the movie “Braveheart.” The idea that people were demanding that their leaders act like Mel Gibson should give you an idea of how out of control things had gotten. So the House rejected the Senate compromise, while arguing that vacations are for sissies. “We are not afraid to vote!” cried Rep. Allen West, a freshman Republican from Florida. West was having an actionpacked day, fending off a resolution condemning him for saying “if Joseph Goebbels was around, he’d be very proud of the Democrat Party because they have an incredible propaganda machine.” People, did we not have an agreement that politicians were going to stop comparing each other to the Nazis? Really, sometimes it seems as though nothing can ever get done. Even if you’ll settle for a mutant wart hog-vampire bat.

_________ Gail Collins is a columnist for The New York Times. E-mail her via Maureen Dowd, whose column usually appears in this space, is off this week.

First lady’s unsavory school lunch flop THE ROAD TO gastric hell is paved with first lady Michelle Obama’s Nanny State intentions. Don’t take my word for it. Schoolkids in Los Angeles have blown the whistle on the East Wing chef-in-chief’s healthy lunch diktats. Get your Pepto Bismol Michelle ready. Malkin The taste of government waste is indigestion-inducing. According to a weekend report by the Los Angeles Times, the city’s “trailblazing introduction of healthful school lunches has been a flop.” In response to the public hectoring and financial inducement of Mrs. Obama’s federally subsidized anti-obesity campaign, the district dropped chicken nuggets, corn dogs and flavored milk from the menu for “beef jambalaya, vegetable curry, pad Thai, lentil and brown rice cutlets, and quinoa and black-eyed pea salads.” Sounds delectable in theory. But in practice, the initiative has been what L.A. Unified’s food services director Dennis Barrett plainly concludes is a “disaster.” While the Obama administration has showered the nation’s second-largest school district with nutrition awards, thousands of students voted with their upset tummies and abandoned the program. A forbidden-food black market — stoked not just by students, but also by teachers — is now thriving. Moreover, “[school] principals report massive waste, with unopened milk cartons and uneaten entrees being thrown away.” This despite a massive increase in spending on nutri-

tional improvements — from $2 million to $20 million alone in the last five years on fresh produce. This despite a nearly half-billion-dollar budget shortfall and 3,000 layoffs earlier this year. Earlier this spring, L.A. school officials acknowledged that the sprawling district is left with a whopping 21,000 uneaten meals a day, in part because the federal school lunch program “sometimes requires more food to be served than a child wants to eat.” The leftovers will now be donated to nonprofit agencies. But after the recipients hear about students’ reports of moldy noodles, undercooked meat and hard rice, one wonders how much of the “free” food will go down the hatch — or down the drain. Ahhh, savor the flavor of onesize-fits-all mandates. There’s nothing wrong with encouraging our children to eat healthier, of course. There’s nothing wrong with well-run, locally based and parent-driven efforts. But as I’ve noted before, the federal foodie cops care much less about students’ waistlines than they do about boosting government and public union payrolls. In a little-noticed announcement several months ago, Obama health officials declared their intention to use school lunch applications to boost government health care rolls. Never mind the privacy concerns of parents. Big Government programs “for the children” are never about the children. If they were, you wouldn’t see Chicago public school officials banning students from bringing home-packed meals made by their own parents. In April, The Chicago Tribune reported that “unless they have a medical excuse, they must eat the food served in the cafeteria.” The bottom line? Banning homemade lunches

means a fatter payday for the school and its food provider. Remember: The unwritten mantra driving Mrs. Obama’s federal school lunch meddling and expansion is: “Cede the children, feed the state.” And the biggest beneficiaries of her efforts over the past three years have been her husband’s deep-pocketed pals at the Service Employees International Union. There are 400,000 workers who prepare and serve lunch to American schoolchildren. SEIU represents tens of thousands of those workers and is trying to unionize many more at all costs. In L.A., the district’s cafeteria fund is $20 million in the hole thanks to political finagling by SEIU Local 99. The union’s left-wing allies on the School Board and in the mayor’s office pressured the district to adopt reckless fiscal policies awarding gold-plated health benefits to part-time cafeteria workers in the name of “social justice.” As one School Board member who opposed the budget-busting entitlements said: “Everyone in this country deserves health benefits. But it was a very expensive proposal. “And it wasn’t done at the bargaining table, which is where health benefits are usually negotiated. “And no one had any idea where the money was going to come from.” Early next year, Mrs. Obama will use the “success” of her child nutrition campaign to hawk a new tome and lobby for more money and power in concert with her husband’s re-election campaign. It’s a recipe for more halfbaked progressivism served with a side order of bitter arugula.


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Tharinger honored for service to Clallam Fellow commissioners recall his ethics, integrity BY ROB OLLIKAINEN PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

PORT ANGELES — Steve Tharinger shared laughter and tears with his fellow Clallam County commissioners during his last county meeting as he reflected on his 12 years of service in county government. Tharinger received a two standing ovations Tuesday — one before casting his final votes as a District 1 commissioner and another at an impromptu retirement program at a reception in his honor. Tharinger, 62, will continue to serve his constituents and many others as a state representative for the 24th District, which covers all of Clallam and Jefferson counties and about half of Grays Harbor County.

Decision for future When his first legislative session concluded last spring, Tharinger announced he would not seek a fourth four-year term as a county commissioner. He cited the time constraints of working both jobs simultaneously. Tharinger participated in county business meetings, public hearings and work sessions by speakerphone when the state Legislature was in session. “It’s obviously a little bittersweet for me to be moving on,” Tharinger told a crowd of about 100 at the reception. “I think it’s just the election cycle, the way it worked out. It was just the right thing for me to do.” Sequim Republican Jim McEntire defeated Sequim Democrat Linda Barn-

father in the November election to fill Tharinger’s post as the county commissioner for District 1, which covers the eastern third of the county. McEntire will be sworn in Dec. 30. “Giving the voters an opportunity to make a choice was the right thing to do,” Tharinger said. “But it is hard for me to leave this level of government.”

State Rep. and outgoing Clallam County Commissioner Steve Tharinger, left, and his wife, Yvonne Yokota, share a moment of levity with former County Commissoner Phil Kitchell during a reception for Tharinger on Tuesday in the public meeting room of the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles.

Fellow commissioners Tharinger became emotional when thanking Commissioners Mike Doherty and Mike Chapman. “With these two commissioners, it’s been wonderful,” he said. The current Board of Clallam County Commissioners has been intact since Chapman took office in 2001. “My life’s better for having worked with Steve for 11 years,” Chapman said. “I’ve learned a lot from him. I have great respect for his ethics, his integrity, his work ethic. “You may disagree with him. You may agree with him. Lord knows, I’ve done both on multiple issues.”


Chapman presented Tharinger with a photograph of he and Doherty shaving their heads in a show of solidarity. Close to a dozen North Olympic Peninsula political leaders stood to thank Tharinger at the reception. The list included state Rep. Kevin Van De Wege, D-Sequim, Port Angeles City Manager Kent Myers and Jamestown S’Klallam Chairman Ron Allen.

‘Provided the leadership’ Battle with cancer Chapman and Doherty said their colleague’s battle with lymphoma cancer in 2004 and 2005 stood out. Doherty recalled visiting Tharinger when he was undergoing chemotherapy in Seattle. The conversation usually revolved around county government. “He had to keep working on public policy,” Doherty said. “His heart was really in that.”

“What’s really been good about Steve and the rest of the commissioners is they’ve provided the leadership to find common ground,” Allen said. Van De Wege said his colleague in the state House of Representatives “has proven to be a great problem solver and a great ally.” Chapman said Tharinger can’t be replaced. “We watched Steve battle cancer,” Chapman said.

“We watched him go through three elections. We watched him run and serve in the state House concurrently. “I’ve been most impressed with your commitment, your work ethic, your steadfastness.” Doherty said Tharinger stood out as a leader at the local and state level in issues such as natural resources, conservation and restoration, tribal relations, chemical dependency and mental health treatment and planning. Tharinger and his wife, Yokota, have lived in the Dungeness area for the past 30 years. Tharinger, right, holds a drawing of the Clallam

County Courthouse presented to him by County Administrator Jim Jones on behalf of the county “I’d like to thank the during Tuesday’s reception.


team, who provided consistent leadership to the county, focusing on what we perceived to be the best interests of the citizens of Clallam County over the long term, as opposed to a partisan political agenda or

narrow special interests or short term gains,” Tharinger said. “We may not have always gotten it right, but I think we would agree that we never questioned each other’s integrity.

“In short, I think we trusted each other.”

________ Reporter Rob Ollikainen can be reached at 360-417-3537 or at rob. ollikainen@peninsuladailynews. com.



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Many people are staying in during the holidays, celebrating Christmas with family and friends, but a few events are going on this weekend on the North Olympic Peninsula. For more about arts and entertainment events, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly entertainment guide in this edition. Other weekend events are in the “Things to Do” calendar, available online at www. Here are some of this weekend’s other highlights:


The North Olympic Peninsula is ablaze for the holidays. From Forks to Port Angeles to Sequim, Blyn and East Jefferson County, residents and business owners have dressed up their homes and headquarters with colorful whimsy and hundreds if not thousands of lights. This Christmas weekend, families can bundle into the car and take a drive to see the sights. In Port Angeles, they can leave the driving to All Points Charters and Tours, which offers a nightly two-hour tour of Christmas lights every evening through Dec. 30, except Christmas Day, with two such tours on Christmas Eve. Tours begin from the Safeway parking lot at Third and Lincoln streets. They begin at 7 p.m. each evening except Christmas Eve, when tours will begin at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The two tours on Christmas Eve are “because of the luminaries on Second Street between Ennis and Chambers streets,” said Willie Nelson, tour operator. The whole neighborhood lines three blocks with luminaries, paper bags with candles inside. “It’s beautiful,” Nelson said. A highlight of the tour is Kent and Kari Osterberg’s home at 1521 O St. “They have a huge yard and an incredible light show, zillions of lights,” Nelson said. The tour bus stops here, in the circular drive, and people get out to stretch their legs and partake of hot spiced cider, hot cocoa and cookies.


Red, green, yellow and white Christmas lights brighten the yard and home of Kent and Kari Osterberg’s home at 1521 O St. in Port Angeles just after sunset on Wednesday. Other highlights on the tour are a fantastically decorated home on Chambers Street between Seventh and Eighth, neighborhood displays on Ninth Street between A and B streets and the home of Ron Bradshaw, Peninsula Daily News building manager, at 12th and K streets, Nelson said. But the biggest draw for those who take the tour are the surprises. “There are places we go to that no one would ever see,” Nelson said. He’s found imaginative and impressive displays in cul-de-sacs and other out-of the-way places. “One that’s really cute that I do is at the end of an alley. You’d never know it was there,” he said. “People always remark about,

‘How did you find these places?’” It’s his sixth year of conducting tours, and this year, the light show is tremendous, he added. “There are so many lights out there this year that I find it hard to get my tour done in two hours,” Nelson said. Fares are $7.50 for adults, $3.75 for children 6 to 12 and free for children younger than 6. “For some, it’s a tradition,” Nelson said. “I have some families who always do Christmas Eve. It’s nice to be a part of people’s Christmas experience.” Reservations may be made by phoning 360-460-7131.

Sequim In Sequim, downtown comes to light in splashes of colors. Driving down South Sequim

Decorations on the Vintage Hardware & Lighting building at 2000 W. Sims Way in Port Townsend highlight the Victorian design.


Avenue from U.S. Highway 101 toward the downtown commercial core, lit up trees in the city landscape medians seem to point the way to the Bank of America Park light display at the southeast corner of the Sequim Avenue-Washington Street intersection. Just north across Washington Street is the city Christmas tree in multicolored lights. Nearby merchants participate with their own light shows.

Blyn The biggest light show on the Peninsula is the glitter and glow of some 1.5 million holiday lights along both sides of U.S. Highway 101 at Blyn. The Jamestown S’Klallam tribe has covered the 7 Cedars Casino and tribal offices in electric brilliance as a “give-back to the community,” said Jerry Allen, casino general manager. The best way to view the lights is to pull over at the tribe’s Blyn rest stop on Highway 101 between Sequim and Port Townsend and walk around. Visitors can also turn off 101 onto Old Blyn Highway fronting the tribal center, park at the visitor parking lot and walk around the area. Take the walking tunnel under 101 to the east side where a walking trail allows viewing of the lights from different vantage points, with Sequim Bay as a back drop. Jamestown S’Klallam Chairman Ron Allen has publicly called the lights the tribe’s holiday gift to the community. TURN


Art Is a Gift PORT ANGELES — The annual show and sale known as Art Is a Gift, which serves as both a showcase for Pacific Northwest artists and as a fundraiser for the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, continues this weekend. The sale is open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday through Dec. 30 in an upstairs room at The Landing, which sits at the intersection of Lincoln Street and Railroad Avenue on the Port Angeles waterfront. The sale is in this new location thanks to The Landing owner Paul Cronauer, who donated the space. It benefits the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., which is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a “silver milestone.” Admission is free to the center, which is likewise open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. For more details about downtown’s Art Is a Gift as well as the activities at the arts center itself, visit www.PAFAC. org or phone 360-457-3532.

Harp recital PORT ANGELES — Elizabeth Morgan-Ellis will be joined by her family and friends in a recital featuring the harp Monday. The recital will be at 2 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 510 E. Park Ave. The program will include: Tournier’s “Sonatine,” Spohr’s “Fantasie,” two sonatas by Scarlatti, two of Samuel Barber’s Hermit Songs and a Debussy trio for harp, flute and viola.





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At least two organizations on the North Olympic Peninsula will serve free Christmas feasts on Sunday. A Christmas Day dinner with all the fixings will be served at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, from noon to 3 p.m. The dinner is sponsored by Olympic Community Action Programs and the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Port Townsend. To have a Christmas Day meal delivered to your home, phone OlyCAP at 360-385-2571, ext. 2571, to have your name put on the home delivery list. At the other end of the Peninsula,Forks-area churches will host a Community Christmas Dinner on Sunday. The Christmas Day meal will be served at the Forks Community Center, 91 Maple Ave., from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. All are welcome.

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Lights: Peninsula residents East to West decorate CONTINUED FROM B1

Port Townsend The lights in the downtown and uptown shopping districts are subtle and understated, in keeping with the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Victorian character. Few displays would look out of place when the buildings were constructed. The area of greatest concentration is around 19th Street and Discovery Road. Otherwise, the appearance of a bright, ornate light display is a random occurrence. For instance, 31st Street LONNIE ARCHIBALD/FOR PENINSULA DAILY NEWS between Sheridan Street In this Christmas scene at the Bill and Cindy Sanders home at the and Hancock Street has a junction of Zepeda Road and Bogachiel Way in Forks, Santa rides in a half-dozen such displays, drift boat rather than a sleigh. including a house with DAVE LOGAN/FOR PENINSULA DAILY NEWS â&#x20AC;&#x153;Believeâ&#x20AC;? spelled in lights Brett and Ashley across the roof. Gordon Clark and Claire Turner, who live across

South Jefferson County South Jefferson County has always been known for its stunning holiday lights, said Ann Ricker of Quilcene, an artist who has volunteered to organize the North Hood Canal Chamber of Commerce Holiday Decorating Contest for some 19 or 20 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Quilcene used to be famous for its decorations,â&#x20AC;? she said earlier this week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When my husband and I lived in Sequim 25 years ago, we used to come down here because it was over the top. There is that tradition for decorating.â&#x20AC;? Quilcene Conversations â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a community improvement group that began a year ago â&#x20AC;&#x201D; carried on much of that tradition this year, Ricker said. Among the Quilcene Conversation holiday decorations are the welcome sign at Gateway Park and the South County Medical

Hoffman at 294955 U.S. Highway 101 in Quilcene won first place in the North Hood Canal Chamber of Commerce Holiday Decorating Contest.

from each other on East Second Street in Port Angeles, determine the location of each luminaria â&#x20AC;&#x201D; paper bags with sand inside holding a votive candle â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in preparation for the neighborhoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Christmas Eve display. Residents of the 1100-1300 blocks of East Second Street ask that those who tour the display drive slowly and dim their headlights. Clinic, both on Highway 101. Neither of those were in the chamber competition, but the clinic is within a half-block of the first-place winner, Brett and Ashley Hoffman at 294955 U.S. Highway 101 in Quilcene, across from the community center. The Hoffmansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; transportation theme, which includes a moving Santa at the head of the driveway, won first place and $100. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not unusual, Ricker said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They keep winning the top prize,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just spectacular.â&#x20AC;? Brett Hoffman said the display uses about 35,000

lights in a collection that has grown through the years and is kept in a shed during the off season. The family begins work on the display in September, working a few hours a night and stepping up the pace when the holiday approaches, Ashley Hoffman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We do this for all the kids, so they can feel the Christmas spirit,â&#x20AC;? Brett Hoffman said. Next door to the Hoffmans lives Sandy VanWagenen, who doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t compete in the annual chamber contest, but whose handpainted decorations are â&#x20AC;&#x153;really impressive,â&#x20AC;? Ricker said.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have to really slow down and look at it,â&#x20AC;? she said. To continue seeing the lights of the south county, drive on down on to Brinnon, take Dosewallips Road, turn right on Rocky Brook and take the second left to 71 Belgian Lane to see the decorations that earned the owners, Tony and Cindy Wihley, the second-place $75 prize in the chamber contest. Then backtrack onto Highway 101 and go by Whitney Gardens and

Nursery at 306264 Highway 101. The seven-acre spread always has a massive holiday light display. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enter the contest because they would win every time,â&#x20AC;? Ricker said. After Whitney Gardens, drive on to 100 Easy Street in Brinnon to see why Nicole Norris and John Alumbaugh won the thirdplace $50 prize in the chamber contest. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They have so many lights, they went for bril-

In the West End, brightly lit Christmas scenes can be seen from the Hungry Bear Cafe in Beaver to Forks and elsewhere. In Forks, Bogachiel Way has several decorated homes. Christmas lights also can seen on Evergreen Loop off Bogachiel Way and Sherwood Forest off Klahndike Boulevard.

________ Jefferson County reporter Charlie Bermant, Sequim-Dungeness Valley editor Jeff Chew, free-lance photographer Lonnie Archibald of Beaver and Leah Leach, managing editor/ news, contributed to this report.


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Hurricane Ridge lines up winter activities PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Although Hurricane Ridge will be closed on Christmas, it will offer activities the Monday afterward, weather permitting. Unless storms close it, the 17-mile Hurricane Ridge Road from Port Angeles is open daily 9 a.m. to dusk every day but Christmas Day. The Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center — which has restrooms, exhibits, a movie and a warming area — is open when the road is.

The snack bar and ski shop, which offers ski and snowshoe rentals, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day but Christmas through Jan. 2 The winter season’s ranger-led 90-minute snowshoe walks at Hurricane Ridge are available at 2 p.m. today, Saturday and Monday. People should register at the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center information desk 30 minutes before the scheduled walk. Space is limited. A suggested $5 donation from

each participant helps the park repair and replace snowshoes. Group snowshoe walks will be provided the same days at 10:30 a.m. Reservations are available by phoning 360-5653136.

Skiing, tubing The downhill ski and snowboard area will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Monday. Tubing and sliding are permitted only for children 8 and younger at the Small

Children’s Snowplay Area just west of the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center. All vehicles, including four-wheel-drive vehicles, must carry tire chains when traveling above the Heart o’ the Hills entrance station in the winter. All Points Charters & Tours provides twice-daily van service from downtown Port Angeles to Hurricane Ridge from Wednesdays through Sundays, except Christmas. Shuttle vans leave the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce Visi-

tor Center on Railroad Avenue at 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and will pick up passengers at the Vern Burton Community Center at 9:05 a.m. and 1:05 p.m. before the 45-minute drive to Hurricane Ridge. Vans leave Hurricane Ridge at about 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The round-trip fare is $20 per person. Fares do not include park entrance fees. To reserve a spot on a van, phone 360-460-7131 or email tours@goallpoints. com. Park entrance fees are

collected at the Heart O’ the Hills entrance station. Fees are $5 per individual or $15 for a seven-day entrance pass for a vehicle. The Olympic National Park Annual Pass, good for one year, costs $30. For more information, phone 360-565-3100 or 360565-3130, or visit www. Road and weather condition updates are posted at or by phoning the park’s road and weather hotline at 360-5653131.

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SEQUIM — The Sequim Lavender Growers Association wrapped up its 2011 Charity Through Commerce campaign during its annual holiday bazaar and poster art gallery display held recently. Patrons of the bazaar and art show contributed to Sequim Community Aid and a Sequim High School scholarship award through a raffle drawing for lavender-themed gifts, a deco-

rated Christmas tree, a custom-sewn quilt and sales proceeds from dessert items. “The growers association has been active participants for many years in helping its neighbors, acknowledging that without community support and patronage, the lavender industry in this part of the world would not be as famous and successful that it is,” said Susan Olson, president of the group.

During 2011, in addition to Sequim Community Aid and a Sequim High School scholarship, the growers association provided monetary donations, in-kind support or free booth space at the 15th Sequim Lavender Festival to the following groups or organizations: Sarge’s Place, a homeless veterans support group located in Forks; the Peninsula Chapter of the American Red Cross; the Sequim Boys & Girls Club; Sequim

High School FFA; the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” campaign in Port Townsend to address domestic violence; Port Angeles Rotary; Audubon Society; Lions Club Eye Bank fund; Peninsula Dream Machines car club for additional Boys & Girls Club support; and the Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club, which provides one-of-akind custom-made quilts for scholarship fundraising.

PORT TOWNSEND — Ring in the new year by joining the Port Townsend Marine Science Center for an early winter bird migration cruise to Protection Island on Saturday, Dec. 31. The three-hour trip will depart from Port Townsend’s Point Hudson Marina at 1 p.m. Cruises are aboard an enclosed motor yacht. “Our New Year’s Eve cruise is an annual tradition for many people, giving everyone a chance to see lots of birds and wildlife,” said Anne Murphy, executive director for the center. “Since we have naturalists from the PTMSC on board, they’re familiar with the island, its local bird population and marine mammals, providing excellent commentary. “It’s a fun trip for all ages.” Protection Island is a National Wildlife Refuge located at the mouth of Discovery Bay. Tickets are $55 per person or $50 for members of the PTMSC, Burke Museum or the Audubon or the Washington Ornithological societies. Proceeds help to fund PTMSC programs. The cruise may include an additional stop at the Kilisut Harbor/Mystery

Bay area (between Marrowstone and Indian Islands). On-board refreshments will be available. For reservations, phone the Port Townsend Marine Science Center at 360-3855582 or 800-566-3932 or email

First Night slated PORT TOWNSEND — First Night, a family-friendly, alcohol-free New Year’s Eve community celebration focusing on art, culture and heritage, will be held in and around Port Townsend’s historic City Hall, 250 Madison St., from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31. Passes for the event are available in advance at the Jefferson County Historical Museum, 250 Madison St. They also can be picked up in the lobby of the new Port Townsend City Hall building on New Year’s Eve. Suggested donation is $5 for adults, $10 for families. First Night includes music, dance and film performances capped off by a fireworks display to ring in the new year at Memorial Field at 9 p.m., which is midnight Eastern time. A full schedule of events is available at www.jchs First Night is organized by the Jefferson County Historical Society and sponsored by First Federal. For more information, phone 360-385-1003. Peninsula Daily News

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PORT TOWNSEND — Unity Church of Port Townsend will host a CommUnity Christmas Eve service Saturday. It begins at 6 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, 1338 Jefferson St., Port Townsend. Music from adult and youth choirs, inspirational readings, carol singing, a living Nativity, and a candle-lighting ritual are planned. “All are welcome to our family-centered, universal celebration of this Season of Light,” Unity said on its website at www.unitypt. org/. A reception will follow.

PORT TOWNSEND — At least 24 shops are staying open for extended hours tonight, the Port Townsend Main Street Program says.

town guests can experience century holiday decorations. the Edwardian stylings of The Discovery Pass is not the 1904 home complete required to visit the Comwith lavish turn-of-the-last- manding Officer’s Quarters.

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SEQUIM — McComb Gardens’ greenhouse, 751 McComb Road, will be open for wreat-making Saturday. Each customer will receive individual hands-on instruction. Customers are asked to bring greens and nongreens from their gardens; a wreath uses about one garbage can full of greens. There is a $10 fee per wreath.

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The special holiday shopping hours began in downtown Port Townsend Dec. 15. Customers also can purchase a collectible Main Street Christmas ornament featuring Fire Engine No. 3 at some shops, the program says on its website at www. The Holidays in Port Townsend are sponsored by the Port Townsend Main Street Program, the city of Port Townsend Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, First Federal and participating merchants.


SEQUIM — The third annual Small Works Show and Sale continues today. The show and sale, which features more than 100 pieces of original artwork small enough to fit into Christmas stockings, is at Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Exhibit Center at 175 W. Cedar St. in Sequim. The MAC Exhibit Center is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., but will be closed on Saturday, which is Christmas Eve. The show, which runs through Dec. 30, is a joint fundraiser for the MAC and Sequim Arts. Patrons who purchase artwork, some of which are priced as low as $15, have the option of taking their items at the time of purchase or paying flat rates to have the artwork mailed using Postal Service priority mail boxes. For more information about the exhibit, phone 360-683-8110 or visit www.

It usually takes two Best pageant closes hours to create a wreath. PORT TOWNSEND — Reservations are The final performance of required; phone 360-681“The Best Christmas Pag2827. eant Ever” at the Key City Playhouse will be tonight. Samples at Nash’s Curtain time is 8 p.m. at SEQUIM — Product the playhouse at 419 Washsamples of Jenise’s Jam- ington St. Tickets are $20 general mers, a new energy bar admission and $10 for studeveloped by CitiZen Foods dents. of Ballard, will be available Closing night also will at Nash’s Farm Store, 4681 feature a gala party after Sequim-Dungeness Way, the performance with desfrom noon to 6 p.m. today. serts, champagne and nonJenise’s Jammers are alcoholic punch for $25 per made with organic peanut person. butter, Washington honey, The comedy tells the organic raisins, organic story of how a group of bulcoconut, organic sesame lying teenagers takes over and sunflower seeds, the church Christmas show. organic walnuts and carob. For more details, phone The bars are not baked Key City’s info line at 360or dehydrated like most 385-7396 or visit www.Key energy bars and are high in saturated fats, potassium Extended shopping and dietary fiber.





Let God’s light brighten darkness, season THE DAYS HAVE been growing shorter and darker, and even when the sun does shine, it generates so little heat it feels as if it has deserted the world. During this darkest time of the year, mankind has always sought ways to bring light into life, either with fire, from the joy of loved ones or through the light of kindness and generosity to others. Our celebrations during this time, no matter what tradition, involve both physical and spiritual light. Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, always falls during the very darkest moment in the year because it comes during the dark of the moon closest to the winter solstice. Sometimes this may occur in early December, depending on the lunar cycle.

Light is a metaphor for the divine. In Genesis, the creation It story teaches us that the Suzanna can’t be world was created by setDeBey the dark- ting apart light from darkest time ness. The sun and moon of the weren’t created until the year on third day, yet, on the first the solday, God said “Let there be stice if light,” and there was. there’s a Tradition says this was full moon! the light of the divine, a priThis mordial light, from which it year, was possible to see from one Hanukend of the universe to the kah other. began Tuesday and continThe Jewish mystics ues through and beyond explain in the Kabbalah those darkest moments. that in order to create the By the end of the celeuniverse, God “contracted” bration, though impercepti- the divine presence and ble to us, the light has light to create a vacuum, an begun to return. impenetrable blackness. As we Jews light an Into that void, God then additional candle each sent a ray of light into holy night, the symbolism of vessels. “bringing back the light” is However, the light was so powerful, the vessels a powerful image.


shattered, sending holy sparks throughout the universe, imbuing everything with a spark of the divine. (Science calls this the Big Bang, and the Kabbalists spoke of it in the 13th century!) These divine sparks are in all the material world, and the mystics say it is our job to liberate them so as to bring back the “hidden light,” ha-ganuz, the light of creation. The Kabbalah teaches us that every action, no matter how small, has the possibility of liberating these sparks. As we light the Hanukkah menorah, we are encouraged to sit in darkness and gaze at the flames, allowing our bodies and minds to relax and reflect on how we can illuminate the world with our actions. As the light of the can-

dles increases, we should dedicate ourselves to easing the darkness and suffering of others. Hanukkah actually means dedication, so each time we bring light to another, no matter how small or trivial our attempt might seem, we release more of the holy sparks, thus bringing us closer to a world filled with brilliance of God’s light. As you enjoy the lights in our community that seem to burst forth in every direction, illuminating these long dark nights, think of the hope and joy they represent. We humans seem always determined to defeat the darkness with beautiful brilliance. Now let us take that same resolve to bring light and comfort to those who

feel lost and alone. Helen Keller understood this when she said, “There is no lovelier way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark.” The Talmud teaches us, “The candle you light will give light to a hundred.” So light a candle, bring brightness to others, spread love and joy wherever possible. Allow God’s light to shine through during this most beautiful season, and in so doing, it will once again envelop creation. Kein yehi ratzon. May it be God’s will. Shalom.

_________ Issues of Faith is a rotating column by seven religious leaders on the North Olympic Peninsula. Suzanne DeBey is a lay leader of the Port Angeles Jewish community.

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ATLANTA — Best Buy has alerted some customers that it will not be able to fill their online orders, just days before Christmas. The largest U.S. specialty electronics retailer said late Wednesday that “overwhelming demand for some products from has led to a problem redeeming online orders made in November and December.” The Minneapolis company declined Thursday to specify how many orders are affected or which products are out of stock. The shortages are a black eye for Best Buy, which has beefed up its online campaign to fight off intense competition from online retailers and discount stores. The holiday season is crucial for retailers because it can make up to 40 percent of annual sales.

ers. What’s more, about 6 million people could lose unemployment benefits, and Medicare payments to doctors would be slashed. “The Senate ... should have tried to stay and resolve this for the American people,” said Jorge Gonzalez, an accounting clerk at a law firm in Miami. “Partisan politics should be set aside for the best interest of the country.”

A payroll tax increase would come at a vulnerable time for some people who already have been CHICAGO — As Americans affected by falling property values watch yet another political drama and, in some cases, state tax play out on Capitol Hill — this time increases, and some said they would over whether to extend the payroll spend less on non-essential things, tax cut and jobless benefits — they like dining out. have a question for Congress: Can’t Others, though, said they were you all just get along? For once? willing to pay more if it means “It’s like, ‘Kids, kids, kids,’” said reducing the deficit. Brenda Bissett, a lawyer from “I understand every dollar is Santa Clarita, Calif., as she waited every dollar, but I think there are Now or later? for coffee Wednesday at a Starbucks some bigger problems that we have President Barack Obama is urg- here that can put a lot more money in downtown Los Angeles. “It’s just ing congressional leaders to return frustrating that there’s no comproin your pocket than a $20 payroll mise. I think that both parties have to Washington to pass a short-term tax,” said Thomas Lowndes, who been listening too much to their far payroll tax cut extension before owns a real estate investment busiNew Year’s Day, promising in return ness in Charleston, S.C., and was in ends.” Regardless of their backgrounds, to start working immediately on a Louisville, Ky. For a basketball incomes or political leanings, people full-year extension. game. House Republicans have insisted say they’re angry and downright But almost all agreed that the disgusted by the posturing in Wash- that both chambers instead negotipartisan acrimony and eleventhate a full-year agreement by the ington after the House rejected a hour crises in Washington are gettwo-month extension of the payroll end of the year. ting old. tax cut passed by the Senate, then Meanwhile, the public can only “It seems they want to bring both chambers adjourned for the wait and wonder — and stew. down everything to the last minute holidays. “I wish those guys would come and then figure it out,” said David If lawmakers don’t act by Jan. 1, and finish the job they started and Kaiser, a researcher at a Miami colpayroll taxes will jump almost $20 a deserted,” said Sandi Dumich, a lege who said a tax increase week, or $1,000 a year, for a worker retired teacher from Schaumburg, wouldn’t affect him significantly. earning $50,000, and as much as Ill., who has taken a part-time job Kaiser wanted “some way to send $82 a week, or $4,272 a year, for a in a neuropsychologist’s office to that message to them: That’s not household with two high-paid work- help pay bills. what they’re hired for.” THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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COLUMBIA, Mo. — Wal-Mart and health officials awaited tests Thursday on a batch of powdered infant formula that was removed from more than 3,000 stores nationwide after a Missouri newborn who consumed it died from a rare infection. The bacteria in question occur naturally in the environment and in plants such as wheat and rice. But the most worrisome appearances have been in dried milk and powdered formula, which is why manufacturers routinely test for the pathogens. Wal-Mart pulled the Enfamil Newborn formula from shelves as a precaution following the death of little Avery Cornett in the southern Missouri town of Lebanon. The government has not ordered a recall, and the manufacturer said tests showed the batch was negative for the bacteria before it was shipped. Additional tests were under way. It could be several days before test results are available from the Centers for Disease Control and Pre-


Avery Cornett of Lebanon, Mo., died Sunday from an apparent bacterial infection. This picture was provided by Holman Howe Funeral Home. vention and the Food and Drug Administration. “We decided it was best to remove the product until we learn more,” Wal-Mart spokeswoman Dianna Gee said. “It could be returned to the shelves.” Customers who bought

formula in 12.5-ounce cans with the lot number ZP1K7G have the option of returning them for a refund or exchange, Gee said. The product is not exclusive to Wal-Mart. The manufacturer, Mead Johnson Nutrition, did not immediately say how widely distributed the formula was among other stores. “We’re highly confident in the safety and quality of our products,” said Christopher Perille, a spokesman for the company based in the Chicago suburb of Glenview. A second Missouri infant fell ill after consuming powdered baby formula in the last month, but that child recovered, state health officials said. Powdered infant formula is not sterile, and experts have said there are not adequate methods to completely remove or kill all bacteria that might creep into formula before or during production. Preliminary hospital test results indicate that Avery died of a rare infection caused by Cronobacter sakazakii. The infection can be treated with antibiotics, but

it’s deemed extremely dangerous to babies less than 1 month old and those born premature. The virus “is pervasive in the environment,” Perille said. “There’s a whole range of potential sources on how this infection may have got started.” Public health investigators will look at the formula itself, as well as the water used in preparing it and at anything else the baby might have ingested, Perille said. Such illnesses are rare. Only two to three cases a year are reported in infants worldwide. New Mexico saw two in 2008, including one infant who died and another who suffered severe brain damage. A Tennessee infant died in 2001 after being infected. Avery was taken to a pediatrician Dec. 15 — a week after he was born — after showing signs of stomach pain and lethargy. When the pain persisted the next day, his parents took him to an emergency room. He died Sunday at a hospital in Springfield after being removed from life support.

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PORT TOWNSEND — Peninsula Credit Union recently hosted its 25th annual bake sale at its Port Townsend, Shelton, Belfair, Port Orchard and Poulsbo branches as a benefit for local food banks. Credit union staff prepared many of their specialties and donated to the bake sale. Members and nonmembers alike came in for the variety of holiday treats, including breads, brownies, cookies and specialty items like diabetic goodies and party trays. Peninsula Credit Union matched all donations, dollar for dollar. This year, the bake sale and credit union match totaled $5,441.76. Checks will go to the Kitsap Sun newspaper’s “Bell Ringer” fund where 100 percent of the money goes to area food banks.

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new distribution centers in Tennessee, creating more than 1,300 jobs and $135 million in investments. That’s in addition to two existing facilities in Tennessee. Thursday’s announcement follows an agreement between Amazon and Tennessee over the collection of sales taxes in which the company would start collecting Tennessee sales taxes in 2014. Amazon has been at odds with several states over Internet sales tax collection as cash-strapped state governments grapple with how to capture the sales tax revenues that go uncollected from online purchases. In some cases, the online retailer severed ties with affiliates in states that are attempting to collect sales tax. That’s not the case in Virginia, where tax laws won’t currently require Amazon to pay sales taxes to








PA students lend hand at First Step fete PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

PORT ANGELES â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A group of seven Port Angeles High School students and Camp Fire USA Juan de Fuca Council members volunteered for the seventh straight year at First Step Family Support Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Christmas Party.

7 girls, 7 years The group is composed of senior Lacey Konopaski, sophomores Tori Kuch; Sarah Steinman, Callie Peet, Holli Williams and Haley Gray; and freshman

Mercedes Harris. They have been led during the seven years by Camp Fire leader Stephanie Steinman. Through their Christmas project, they provide arts and crafts activities and help First Step staff with gifts for the children at the party. The event was held at Holy Trinity Churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hall. About 300 First Step family members also enjoyed a turkey dinner provided by Sodexo Services and a visit from Santa Claus.


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PORT TOWNSEND â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Jefferson Clemente Foundation will begin the 11th Jefferson County Clemente Course on Jan. 3 in the newly remodeled Pink House at the Port Townsend Library. The foundation was founded in New York City in 1996 to offer accredited college humanities courses to low-income students who might not otherwise be able to attend college. The goal is to serve as a bridge to college and to encourage students to become more engaged in their communities. The course is offered around the world. All tuition, books, child care and transportation are

provided to qualified students as needed. Successful students earn transferable credits from Bard College. Jefferson County classes meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings from January to mid-June. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our classes are challenging and supportive,â&#x20AC;? said Lela Hilton, academic director.

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ing.â&#x20AC;? Hilton said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always very exciting for students as well as for our faculty because each year, students bring new life experience to the classroom, so we learn almost as much from each other as we do from the books weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re reading. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most of our students find that education is something that they value more than they knew, and they begin planning to go on to college after Clemente,â&#x20AC;? Hilton said. For more information or to get an application for the 2012 course, phone Hilton at 360-732-0007, email or visit jeffersonclemente.



Anna Wilson, from left, of SNAP and Wendy Bonham of Clallam County Special Olympics each receive $325 donations from Bill Wheeler of the Knights of Columbus. At right is Sequim Walmart store manager Lee Ruiz. Funds support the Clallam County Orcas, the local program for Special Olympics of Washington, and SNAP, which provides opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. A fundraiser held recently at the Sequim Walmart also raised $162 for Special Olympics of Washington.

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PA’s Roosevelt students show holiday spirit Children, staff gather items for needy families PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

PORT ANGELES — Roosevelt Elementary students, staff and families were busy gathering donations for their Food, Clothing and Book Drive during this holiday season. Through friendly competition, three teams — blue, red and green — students and staff gathered 8,617 items including clothing, books, food and cash donations for Roosevelt families in need.

After school, volunteers sorted boxes of food in preparation for distribution to families. In addition to a full box of food, 68 Roosevelt families are receiving a $20 Safeway gift card, a turkey, bag of potatoes and cereal from Safeway. Each family also chooses books, toiletries and clothing from the donations. The project was possible “because of our wonderful Roosevelt families” and “also several community members [who] graciously donated money to help buy the turkey and other fresh PORT ANGELES SCHOOL DISTRICT foods for the baskets,” said Roosevelt teacher Kristen Roosevelt Elementary School first-graders in Kristen Lunt’s classroom surround a “sleigh of coats,” donations from the school’s holiday Food, Clothing and Book Drive. Lunt.

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Clallam County Republican Party Vice Chair Lyn LawsonWheeler and Marine Toys For Tots representative Terry Roth, along with Gunny and Sarah, show some of the donations collected during the party’s recent six-week food bank and toy drive. The drive wrapped up with an open house.

Death and Memorial Notice SGT. BENJAMIN BRAND March 7, 1988 December 14, 2011 Sgt. Benjamin Brand was born in Renton, Washington, on March 7, 1988. He graduated from high school and Peninsula College with his Associate of Arts degree in 2006. He enlisted in the Army at the age of 18 and attended basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and Advanced Individual Training as a Blackhawk mechanic in Fort Eustis, Virginia, graduating as a crew chief. In April 2007, Sgt. Brand was assigned to the famous 101st Airborne Division in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, where he served as a Blackhawk Crew Chief until July 2009. During his tenure at Fort Campbell, Sgt. Brand deployed to Afghanistan for 12 months in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, where he was awarded the Air Medal in recognition of his

Sgt. Brand capabilities and steadfast dedication. In August of 2009, Sgt. Brand was assigned to the 78th Aviation Battalion in Camp Zama, Japan, where he served as a Crew Chief and as a Nonrated Crew Member Flight Instructor. It is also in Japan where Sgt. Brand met his wife, Natsuko. Sgt. Brand and Natsuko were married on February 25, 2011. Sgt Brand’s awards include the Air Medal;

Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters; Joint Meritorious Unit Citation; Good Conduct Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one Campaign Star; Aviation Badge, Basic; and the Drivers Badge. Sgt Brand’s Assignments were the 101st Airborne Division from April 2007 to July 2009, and the 78th Aviation Battalion from July 2009 to December 2011. Sgt. Brand was promoted from corporal to sergeant posthumously. He is survived by his wife, Natsuko; his mother, Konnie, and his father, Martin; and his sisters, Chrystal and Nicole. He is also survived by Grandma Roberta and Grandma Buckett, 11 aunts and uncles, seven cousins and four nephews. Memorial services will be held at the Lighthouse Christian Center, 304 Viewcrest Avenue, Port Angeles, at 9 a.m. today, Friday, December 23, 2011. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. at Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery in Seattle.

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Mr. Spencer At the center, he enjoyed creating clay and porcelain pieces as gifts for friends and family. On his own, Roger used the skills gained as a draftsman and his artistic talents to draw renditions of many local houses in Port Angeles. He painted watercolor landscapes and built furniture using the willow grown on his own property. Roger was an avid

Death and Memorial Notice CLEO MAXINE AUSTIN July 25, 1925 December 18, 2011 Cleo Maxine Austin, 86, of Sequim passed away on December 18, 2011, of cancer. She was born July 25, 1925, in Elgin, Oregon, to Joseph Belle and Ella Mary (Hobbs) Scott. Cleo married Robert Andrew Austin in 1948, in Pendleton, Oregon. Robert preceded her in death on May 25, 2005. Mrs. Austin enjoyed ceramics, oil painting, bonsai, piano and jewelry making. She was a member of the Faith Baptist Church, Quimper Grange in Port Townsend and the Bonsai and Rock clubs of Port Townsend. Mrs. Austin is survived by her son, Drew Austin of Sequim; daughters Cindy Nordberg (Mike) of Port Hadlock, and Elaine Gray (John) of Fullerton, California; sisters Verna Miller

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of Port Hadlock; and Leon Thomas Rogers of Fullerton, California, and Tamera Suzanne Allman of Moyock, North Carolina; great-grandchildren Aaron Nordberg, Leah Nordberg and Nicholas Nordberg all of Bainbridge Island, Washington; Michael Nordberg, Madeline Nordberg, Grand Nordberg/Williams, Jadeah Nordberg/ Williams, and Natayleah Nordberg/Williams, all of Port Hadlock, and Sara Allman of Moyock, North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brother-in-law Amandus “Bud” Miller; and brothers and sistersin-law Jack and Janet Scott, Richard Scott, Pete and Rose Scott and Karen Scott. Memorial services will be held Saturday, January 14, 2012, 1 p.m., at Faith Baptist Church, 7652 Old Olympic Highway, Sequim. A reception will follow the services at the church.

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Roger Spencer, longtime resident of Joyce, died on July 28, 2011. Roger’s was a familiar face around Joyce, Port Angeles and Sequim. Roger served in the Air Force for four years and was honorably discharged. During most of his working life, he worked as an architectural draftsman. A regular visitor to the Port Angeles Library, Roger never tired of learning and was fascinated by countless subjects, including archeology, astronomy, geology, music, architecture, fashion, history and more. He kept up with current and local events by reading the daily newspaper. As a member of the Port Angeles Senior Center, Roger enjoyed the warm meals provided at the center and interacted with fellow seniors during those visits.

gardener — his photo on the back wall at the Joyce General Store has his name and the words: “Roses . . . roses . . . roses” — a perfect memorial for his love of roses and all flowers. From the time he moved to Joyce, he worked to landscape his property. After decades of work, he succeeded in creating an oasis of rhododendrons, butterfly bush, heather, begonias, dianthus, digitalis and his much-loved roses, among dozens of other types of plants. Roger Nielsen Spencer would have turned 73 years old this November 14th. In one of his journal entries, he wrote that he regretted that he had not planted more azaleas. If anyone knowing Roger would like to somehow honor him, please plant and care for a rose, an azalea or something else that he would have loved.

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Pulling a Tebow in name of rain STEELHEADERS ARE WELL known for their complaints. Rarely, however, does it have Matt anything to do Schubert with a lack of rain. But for whatever reason — I’ll blame El Niño’s belligerent uncle El Tio — that’s where we find ourselves as the sparkly specter of Christmas looms. Nearly all of the West End rivers are low and clear, and the steelhead are growing understandably wary of the camouflaged kooks scattered across river banks. “The word is that everything is coming to a screeching halt,” Bob Aunspach of Swain’s General Store (360-452-2357) in Port Angeles said. “Everything is getting low and clear. “We’re getting to the point now where we just flat need the rain.” Yes, I think it’s safe to say this has been a bit of an odd season so far. August is usually the time when river anglers find themselves looking to the heavens in hopes of some wet stuff. Now they find themselves in the same untenable Tebow position as rivers continue to dry up out west. “The Hoh has still be the best place. Everything else is super low and clear,” Brian Menkal of Brian’s Sporting Goods and More (360-6831950) in Sequim. “It’s like August levels basically.” Thankfully, there is some rain at the end of that tunnel. The long-term forecast predicts a fair amount of precipitation coming to the area in the near future. If such is the case, expect hordes of anglers to hit the Bogachiel and Calawah one final time before the hatchery run does its typical January decline. The Bogachiel Hatchery reported only 96 additional adult steelhead reaching its traps this week, putting the season total at 641. Those desperate to go after some steelhead can still go out to the Hoh, which has easily been the most productive river so far this steelhead season. One might think about tying on a bobber and jig setup and heading to some slow-moving water. “Float-and-jig guys should be able to clean up,” Menkal said. “Go down to a 1/16 ounce jig and use your small floats like you do in the summertime. “Any run will be good in the slower pools. That would be the ideal way to fish.” Menkal will once again host a twosession steelhead fishing class this coming Tuesday and the next. The class is free to attend and will go from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. both nights at the Sequim shop, 542 W. Washington St. To sign up, contact Menkal at 360683-1950.

Ridge update Relax, my dear Peninsulites, the snow will come. It does every year at one point or another. This year just happens to be a wee bit late. As of Thursday afternoon, the Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center website reported 30 inches of snow atop Hurricane Ridge. A look at Olympic National Park’s webcams, however, revealed a patchy snowpack that likely needs another two or three feet of powder. “Obviously [mountain manager] Craig Hofer is on the job. He is there ready to go as soon as we get enough snow,” Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club President Lori Lynn Gray said. “We’ll get some snow, we just have to be patient and wait for it.” The rope has already been set up and strung for the bunny hill. TURN




Sequim’s Austin Leach, top, tries to pin River Ridge’s Tannis Wayson in the 195-pound class on Wednesday at “The Battle for the Axe” in Port Angeles.

PA holds on to Axe Riders defend title of own tournament BY BRAD LABRIE PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

PORT ANGELES — The Axe stays in Port Angeles. The Roughrider wrestling team made history by winning its own tournament, Olympic Shootout: “The Battle for the Axe,” for the second straight year Wednesday. Port Angeles is the only team

to win the team trophy in back to back seasons during the event’s seven-year history. It is the third time overall that the Riders will keep the Axe in its own gym. And this year’s win was a little sweeter than normal, because the Riders had to go through archrival Sequim to get it. The two North Olympic Peninsula rivals won their pool divi-

sions and met for the team championship in dual-meet format. The Riders surged to a 32-9 lead over the Wolves, then withstood losing three pins in a row to eventually come out on top 50-24. “It feels great to win the tournament again and keep the Axe here,” Port Angeles coach Erik Gonzalez said. Wrestling Sequim for the championship was a dream come true for Gonzalez. “This is why I created our tournament in 2005,” he said. “I wanted it to have our local feel to it, our local history [between teams on the Peninsula].”

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Even though the Riders are on the top of the world this holiday weekend after capturing the Axe for the second straight year and defeating archrival Sequim, there still is much improvement needed. “We’re feeling pretty good about ourselves but we need to improve,” Gonzalez said. “It’s all a learning experienced. Ultimately, we need to keep improving and aim for the [end of season] February tournaments.” TURN




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Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll celebrates an interception by cornerback Richard Sherman (25) with Sherman and Doug Baldwin (15) during Sunday’s game in Chicago.

Clash of clones? Seahawks, 49ers bring similar styles to matchup THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SEATTLE — Jim Harbaugh and Pete Carroll may not always get along — see USC vs. Stanford — or find much the polarizing coaches can agree on. But look at why San Francisco has the second-best record in the NFC and Seattle is making a late surge for an unlikely playoff berth and it’s apparent the 49ers and

Seahawks are finding their success in similar ways. They’re bucking the NFL’s passhappy trend and relying on being run-first teams, asking their quarterbacks not to do too much and playing stingy, stout defense. “Regardless of how other people want to do it — there’s a million ways to do it — but this is a way to do it that I particularly like the

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style. I like being part of it and I like the locker room and I like the meeting room when we are like we are, and our guys do, too,” Carroll said. “We like to play to it. We’re not trying to win any popularity contests. “We’re just trying to win games and play well, so this is the way we’re doing it.” TURN



DEMING — Cutter Grahn remained perfect on the season after winning his second tournament title this winter at the Mount Baker Gus Compton Invitational on Wednesday. The three-time state participant went 4-0 in the 132pound division to lead the Forks wrestling team to a sixth-place finish at the 16-team event. Forks was one of just two Class 1A schools in the tournament, with the rest being 2A and above, but still managed to place five wrestlers. “[Grahn] dominated the kid in the finals,” Forks coach Bob Wheeler said of Grahn, who is now 12-0. Grahn was one of two Forks wrestlers to reach the finals, with Joel Ward getting to the 220-pound championship after winning three straight matches. The sophomore had to settle for second, however, after losing a major decision to Sultan’s Taylor Comfort. “He’s a good, solid sophomore. He did quite well today,” Wheeler said of Ward. TURN








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Preps Basketball BOYS Olympic League Standings League Overall Kingston 6-0 6-2 Sequim 5-1 7-1 Port Angeles 6-1 7-1 Bremerton (3A) 3-3 3-5 Klahowya 3-3 3-7 Olympic 2-4 3-4 North Kitsap 2-4 2-5 Port Town. (1A) 1-6 1-6 North Mason 0-6 1-8 Thursday’s Game Yelm at Olympic, Late 1A Nisqually League Standings League Overall Chimacum 3-0 7-0 Life Christian 2-0 6-1 Seattle Christian 2-0 5-2 Cas. Christian 1-1 3-1 Charles Wright 0-2 5-5 Vashon Island 0-2 2-2 Orting 0-3 0-7 Wednesday’s Games Overlake 64, Charles Wright 54 Thursday’s Game Steilacoom at Vashon Island, Late Southwest Washington League Evergreen Division League Overall Forks 3-0 5-1 Onalaska 3-0 5-3 Elma 2-0 3-4 Montesano 1-2 4-2 Hoquiam 1-2 4-3


AXE-MEN Members of the Port Angeles High School wrestling team gather after winning “The Battle for the Axe” for a second year in a row Wednesday in Port Angeles. Tenino Rainier Rochester

1-2 3-5 0-2 3-5 0-3 1-6 Wednesday’s Games Raymond 48, Rainier 43 Thursday’s Games Neah Bay at Forks, Late Centralia at Elma, Late

Thursday’s Game Evergreen at Seattle Christian, Late Cas. Christian vs. Auburn Mountainvew, Late Vashon Island at Fife, Late Southwest Washington League Evergreen Division League Overall Tenino 3-0 6-0 Elma 2-0 6-1 Onalaska 2-1 5-2 Rainier 1-1 4-2 Hoquiam 1-2 2-4 Montesano 1-2 3-4 Rochester 1-2 2-5 Forks 0-3 1-6 Thursday’s Game Rainier at Napavine, Late Onalaska at Napavine, Late

North Olympic League League Overall Neah Bay 0-0 3-1 Crescent 0-0 4-2 Clallam Bay 0-0 2-6 Thursday’s Game Crescent at Port Angeles C, Late Neah Bay at Forks, Late GIRLS Olympic League Standings League Overall North Kitsap 5-1 6-1 Kingston 5-1 6-1 Bremerton(3A) 5-1 5-3 Port Angeles 5-2 5-3 Olympic 3-3 3-5 Klahowya 2-4 4-5 Port Town. (1A) 2-5 3-5 Sequim 1-5 1-6 North Mason 0-6 1-7 Thursday’s Game Bremerton at Peninsula, Late 1A Nisqually League Standings League Overall Cas. Christian 2-0 3-1 Seattle Christian 2-0 3-3 Chimacum 2-1 3-4 Vashon Island 1-1 4-2 Life Christian 1-1 4-3 Charles Wright 0-2 3-4 Orting 0-3 0-7

North Olympic League League Overall Neah Bay 0-0 3-0 Clallam Bay 0-0 2-5 Crescent 0-0 0-4 Wednesday’s Game Clallam Bay at Crosspoint (NR) Thursday’s Game Crescent at Port Angeles C, Late

College Football Bowl Schedule Saturday, Dec. 17 New Mexico Bowl Temple 37, Wyoming 15 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Ohio 24, Utah State 23 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 32, San Diego State 30 Tuesday Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl Marshall 20, Florida International 10

Wednesday Poinsettia Bowl No. 18 TCU 31, Louisiana Tech 24 Thursday Maaco Bowl Las Vegas Arizona State vs. No. 7 Boise State, 5 p.m. Saturday Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Nevada vs. No. 21 Southern Miss, 5 p.m. Monday Independence Bowl Missouri vs. North Carolina, 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 27 Little Caesars Bowl Western Michigan vs. Purdue, 1:30 p.m. Belk Bowl Louisville vs. North Carolina State, 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 28 Military Bowl Toledo vs. Air Force, 1:30 p.m. Holiday Bowl California vs. No. 24 Texas, 5 p.m. Thursday, December 29 Champs Sports Bowl Florida State vs. Notre Dame, 2:30 p.m. Valero Alamo Bowl Washington vs. No. 12 Baylor, 6 p.m. Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Friday, December 30 Brigham Young vs. Tulsa, noon New Era Pinstripe Bowl Rutgers Vs. Iowa State, 12:20 p.m. Music City Bowl Mississippi State vs. Wake Forest, 3:40 p.m. Insight Bowl Iowa vs. No. 14 Oklahoma, 7 p.m. Saturday, December 31 Meineke Car Care Bowl Of Texas Texas A&M vs. Northwestern, 9 a.m. Hyundai Sun Bowl Georgia Tech vs. Utah, 11 a.m. Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Illinois vs. UCLA, 12:30 p.m.

Hawks: Ground and pound time CONTINUED FROM B1 With Frank Gore and Marshawn Lynch at the forefront, the 49ers travel north to play Seattle on Saturday in an NFC West matchup thick with playoff implications for both sides. San Francisco is postseason bound for the first time since 2002, having locked up the division weeks ago. They are currently in line for the No. 2 seed and a potential first-round playoff bye, but any slip could open the chance of being passed by New Orleans for that coveted first weekend off. Meanwhile, Seattle (7-7) has won five of six to get back to .500, but needs plenty of help to complete its second-half charge and reach the postseason for a second straight season. Foremost is Seattle must win its final two games and see either Atlanta or Detroit drop its final two games to even have a hope. “Some things got to happen for us to get to the playoffs. If that happen it happens, if it don’t, it don’t,” Lynch said.

“I’m just proud to see the turnaround that we had, especially with all these young guys and pieces that we’ve had.” At a time when passing is dominant in the NFL, the Seahawks and 49ers are taking an old school approach. For San Francisco, it started immediately, in the opening week when the Niners beat Seattle 33-17 thanks to two late kick returns for touchdowns by Ted Ginn, Jr. — one on a kickoff, one on a punt. That victory set the 49ers on course for a division title that’s featured a lot of Gore, who has 1,119 yards rushing in his fifth 1,000-yard season, and the most solid season of quarterback Alex Smith’s career. Not asked to be the key to winning games, and rather be an intelligent operator of the offense, Smith has led the 49ers with efficiency, not explosiveness. He’s thrown just five interceptions, fewest in the NFC, and his passer rating of 91.1 is on pace to be a career high.

Last Monday against Pittsburgh, Smith rebounded from arguably his worst performance of the season at Arizona to throw for a steady 187 yards and a touchdown in the win. He’s getting pushed for the Pro Bowl by Harbaugh and others, although Smith brushed off that talk this week. “It’s hard when you’re still in the thick of it. That’s probably a better question to ask me at the end of the season whenever everything’s wrapped up. Right now there’s still a lot on the line,” Smith said. It’s certainly made life easier for Smith, Gore and the rest of San Francisco’s offense that the defense is among the best in the NFL. The Niners lead the league in rushing defense, points against and, most critical, turnovers. The 49ers are the first team in NFL history to not allow a touchdown rushing in the first 14 games, a statistic that astounds just about everyone. They haven’t allowed a 100-yard rusher in 36 games.

“As long as we win, it doesn’t matter to me if we have a running touchdown or not,” Seattle fullback Michael Robinson said. That streak of holding opponents out of the end zone while running will get one of its toughest tests on Saturday thanks to the resurgence of Lynch. Seattle’s change didn’t take hold until midseason, when gimmicks were abandoned and the Seahawks put their season on Lynch’s legs. He’s responded with the finest stretch of his career, having scored touchdowns in 10 straight games played — minus the one week he sat out due to back spasms. He’s become Seattle’s first 1,000-yard back since Shaun Alexander’s MVP season of 2005 and given the Seahawks an image and identity they struggled to find through Carroll’s first 1½ seasons back in the NFL. “He’s running extremely hard. He’s running angry. He’s running with purpose. He’s fighting for every inch that he can get,” San Francisco defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said.

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Briefly . . . Klahhane gymnasts do well at meet KENT — Klahhane Gymnastics had four gymnasts place in the top three of their respective divisions at the Holiday Express Critique meet at Metropolitan Gymnastics last weekend. Tammy Biggs, a national team clinician, was one of a small handful of judges there to critique the gymnasts on their routines in addition to assessing their scores. In level 4 competition, Rose Erickson placed first all-around in the 11-andolder age group with a score of 31.4. Additional level 4 competition found Chelsea Hallinen placing second in the 6-7 age group. Karlie Gochnour took second in level 5, 12-andolder competition. Christine Beirne placed third in the 10-11 age group. The next competition for Klahhane will be Feb. 7-8 at the Wolfpack Challenge in Poulsbo.

PA athlete honors PORT ANGELES — Reggie Burke and Kiah Jones were named Port Angeles High School athletes of the week for Dec. 12-17. Burke earned the honor after averaging 11 points and four assists in three wins for the Port Angeles boys basketball team. Jones was recognized for her play on the girls basketball team. She averaged 13 points and nine boards per game while leading the Roughriders to a 2-1 week.

King Classic PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles Parks and Recreation will host the Captain T’s Custom Stuff Martin Luther King Classic Tournament the weekend of Jan. 14-15. The youth basketball tournament will have divisions for boys and girls teams from fifth through eighth grades. There is a four-game guarantee and $250 entry fee. For more information, or to register, contact Dan Estes at 360-417-4557 or Peninsula Daily News

Preps: Bruins slip past Rangers in defensive showdown CONTINUED FROM B1 and Rickey Barragan third at 126. “It was a good tourna“We’ve still got to work on sophomore mistakes. ment for us,” Wheeler said. “Most everybody had He’ll do really well if we get him to learn just a few more some matches they could win and it was some things.” Three other Forks wres- matches hopefully they tlers placed at the event, learned from.” Forks next heads to a with Sebastian Morales taking fifth at 106, Sebas- tournament at Vashon tian Barragan sixth at 120 Island on Dec. 28.

Girls Basketball Clallam Bay 23, Quilcene 22 CLALLAM BAY — The Bruins eked out a defensive battle against the Rangers on Tuesday night. Melissa Willis scored eight of her game-high 12 points in the fourth quarter and had 18 rebounds, help-

ing Clallam Bay (2-4 overall) slip past a Quilcene (0-2) team playing just its second game of the year. Teammate Inga Erickson put the Bruins ahead for good with a free throw in the final minute. “I see some improvements. We’re getting a little better, but we’re just so young,” Bruins coach Kelly

Gregory said. “There’s going to be lots of times we struggle and have little spurts.” Andrea Perez led the Rangers with 11 points, and Samantha Rae had nine. Neah Corpuz had four assists and four steals for the Bruins, and Erickson added six rebounds and three steals. The two teams will meet

again in Quilcene on Dec. 29. Clallam Bay also had a game at Crosspoint Academy on Wednesday, but the score was not reported. Clallam Bay 23, Quilcene 22 Quilcene Clallam Bay

5 2 9 6 — 22 6 6 2 9 — 23 Individual Scoring

Quilcene (22) Perez 11, Knutzen 2, Rae 9. Clallam Bay (23) Willis 12, Corpuz 4, Erickson 7.





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Sequim’s Lopaka Yasumura, top, takes on Zak Alderson of River Ridge in the 170 round on Wednesday at “The Battle for the Axe” at Port Angeles High School.

Axe: Riders defend their turf CONTINUED FROM B8 had the upper hand throughout the action. That’s when teams will “I was really looking forbe using the regionals as a ward to this match [with stepping stone to the Mat Cristion],” Hinton said. Classic in the Tacoma “He has really improved Dome. from last year. He will be at There was plenty of the state tournament.” state-caliber wrestlers at The Riders dominated Wednesday’s meet, espe- team competition, beating cially at 182 pounds. Class 4A Central Kitsap “We had four state-cali- 66-7, Ocosta 69-9 and ber wrestlers at that Eatonville 45-24. weight,” Gonzalez said. The Wolves also had an Two of them were named easy time in pool play, most valuable wrestlers for defeating the All Star JV each pool. team 77-0, River Ridge 70-4 In Pool 1, which included and Bainbridge 52-21. Port Angeles, Eatonville, Sequim coach Len Central Kitsap and Ocosta, Borchers said he felt good there was Eatonville’s Fred- about the Wolves taking die Baumann, who went 3-1 second in the tourney. in the tourney. Clay Charlie, competing His only loss came to the at 220 pounds, and Luke Pool 2 MVP, Bainbridge’s Mooney, at 138, both went Connor Kenyon, who won undefeated in the tourney, the prestigious Hammer- going 4-0 each. head tourney on Saturday. Mooney recorded three It took overtime for Ken- pins and won by a major yon to beat Baumann. 13-5 decision. The other two state-caliMooney said he is not ber athletes in that weight surprised to see Port Angeclass were Sequim’s Dakota les dominate the tourney. Hinton and Brian Cristion “Port Angeles has got a of Port Angeles. pretty stacked team this Hinton lost 4-3 to Ken- year,” he said. yon in pool competition but “They are good. We have he turned around to beat a couple good kids but we Cristion 9-1 in the champi- have some open spots this onship match. year being filled with young Hinton ended up 2-1 on kids. the day, receiving a forfeit “We will improve and get in one match. better.” Cristion and Hinton had Several Riders went a spirited match but Hinton undefeated in the tourney,

including Brady Anderson, Ozzy Swagerty and Kody Steele. Anderson picked up three forfeits at the lowest weight, 106 pounds. “It hasn’t been a very exciting day for me,” he said with a smile before going into his only real action of the day in the championship match against Sequim. Anderson barely broke a sweat in that one, winning by a pin with 35 seconds left in the first round. Steele ended his fourwin day with a pin against Sequim. “We are going to win the Axe and I really think we’ll win league,” Steele said before taking the mat against Sequim. In one of the most exciting matches of the night, Blake Meldrum of Port Angeles came from way behind to pin Cole Morgan at 126 pounds. At the end of the win against Sequim, Gonzalez put his arm around Meldrum and talked to the team about the wrestler’s effort. “This is what it’s all about,” Gonzalez said. “Blake was getting killed, to put it honestly, but he kept coming back and he kept the match close. “He won with all heart. “We teach to keep the

Wrestling BATTLE FOR THE AXE at Port Angeles High School Wednesday Pool 1 Port Angeles 3-0 Eatonville 2-1 Central Kitsap 1-2 Ocosta 0-3 Pool 2 Sequim 3-0 Bainbridge 2-1 JV All Stars 1-2 River Ridge 0-3 Round 1 Port Angeles 66, Central Kitsap 7 Eatonville 54, Ocosta 18 Sequim 77, All Stars 0 Bainbridge 45, River Ridge 21 Round 2 Port Angeles 69, Ocosta 9 Eatonville 69, Central Kitsap 6 Sequim 70, River Ridge 4 Bainbridge 51, All Stars 24 Round 3 Port Angeles 45, Eatonville 24 Central Kitsap 42, Ocosta 30 Sequim 52, Bainbridge 21 All Stars 42, River Ridge 33 Championship Round Port Angeles 50, Sequim 24 (1st/2nd) Eatonville 32, Bainbridge 27 (3rd/4th) All Stars 40, Central Kitsap 30 (5th/6th) River Ridge 36, Ocosta 30 (7th/8th) Pool 1 Outstanding wrestler: Freddie Bauman (Eatonville), 182 Pool 2 Outstanding Wrestler: Daniel Montesa (River Ridge), 132

match close and we can win. Blake proved that today. “Keep it close and we all have a chance to win.”

________ Sports Editor Brad LaBrie can be reached at 360-417-3525 or at brad.labrie@peninsuladailynews. com.

SEATTLE — In its first two seasons making the transition back to Division I, Seattle made headlines with wins over Oregon State and Virginia. The Redhawks almost added the Cavaliers to the list again Wednesday night, this time as a ranked team, only to fall short in the closing moments. Aaron Broussard scored a career-high 29 points and Sterling Carter added 17, but Seattle couldn’t complete its rally from 14 points down in the final 8 minutes, and No. 24 Virginia held on for an 83-77 victory. Tired of underperforming for the first month of the season, Seattle finally found life and energy for more than just a few spurts. The result was Seattle’s best effort of the season, but still not enough to knock off a ranked team for the first time during its move back to the top level of college hoops. “It’s good to have energy and enthusiasm and have a display like this as you’re doing it, because it helps you keep going and gives you a little more buzz to keep going,” Seattle coach Cameron Dollar said. Mike Scott scored a career-high 33 points, including 19 in the first half, as the Cavaliers (10-1) won their eighth straight and improved to 10-1 for the first time since 2000-01. They also avenged a shocking 59-53 home loss to Seattle last season. Meanwhile, the Redhawks dropped their sixth straight, but at least left with an idea of how they want to play going forward. “We were going to go out give our all attitude. I don’t feel like we had that at the beginning of the year,” Carter said.

Schubert: Counting area birds CONTINUED FROM B8

Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks all open to afternoon digging today, with the latter the closest and most productive of the four beaches. ■ Crab season is set to come to a close at the end of the month. Crabbers have until Feb. 1 to submit catch record cards to the state or find themselves the subject of a $10 fine when they purchase a 2012 crab endorsement. Cards can be mailed to WDFW CRC Unit, 600 Capitol Way N., Olympia, WA 98501-1091. Catch data can also be reported online at http:// ■ The state Department of Fish and Wildlife will accept Mater Hunter Permit applications Jan. 1 through Feb. 15. Master hunters are enlisted for controlled hunts to remove problem animals. They also participate in volunteer projects involving access to private lands, hab-

itat enhancement and landowner relations. For more information on the program, visit http:// ■ The Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby is set for Presidents Day weekend, Feb. 18-20. The blackmouth derby spans 500 square miles of fishing with five weigh stations and a $10,000 first prize up for grabs. For more information, visit gardinersalmonderby. org.

Send photos, stories Want your event listed in the outdoors column? Have a fishing or hunting report, an anecdote about an outdoors experience or a tip on gear or technique, why not share? Send it to me, Matt Schubert, Sports Department, Peninsula Daily News, P.O. Box 1330, Port Angeles, WA 98362; phone, 360-417-3526; fax, 360-4173521; email matt.schubert

FISH COUNTS Winter Steelhead Bogachiel/Quillayute River Dec. 12-15 — 92 anglers: 16 hatchery steelhead released (105 kept), 6 wild steelhead released, 1 wild steelhead jack released; Dec. 16-18 — 66 anglers: 11 hatchery steelhead released (88 kept), 3 wild steelhead released (1 kept), 1 wild steelhead illegally kept, 1 hatchery steelhead jack released; Calawah River Dec. 12-15 — No activity reported; Dec. 16-18 — 2 anglers: 1 hatchery steelhead kept, 1 wild steelhead released; Sol Duc River Dec. 12-15 — No activity reported; Dec. 16-18 — 5 anglers: 1 hatchery steelhead released (2 kept), 3 wild steelhead released, 1 cutthroat released; Lower Hoh River (Oxbow to Barlow’s) Dec. 12-15 — 78 anglers: 27 hatchery steelhead released (46 kept), 7 wild steelhead released (1 kept), 9 bulltrout released, 2 trout released, 18 whitefish released, 1 wild steelhead illegally kept; Dec. 16-18 — 123 anglers: 5 hatchery steelhead released (100 kept), 12 wild steelhead released (1 kept), 24 bulltrout released, 2 whitefish released, 5 wild coho released, 1 wild steelhead illegally kept; Upper Hoh River (Oxbow to ONP boundary) Dec. 12-15 — 11 anglers: 1 hatchery steelhead kept, 1 cutthroat released, 1 wild coho released; Dec. 16-18 — 7 anglers: 1 whitefish released; Reports are provided by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reports are taken randomly and do not reflect all fish caught.

__________ Matt Schubert is the outdoors columnist for the

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While the Dungeness count produced an unofficial species total of 150, the After the requisite Quimper tally saw 115 difamount of powder gathers ferent species. on the intermediate slope, Both would be count Hofer and his crew will get records, with the former to work on that as well. even breaking the state Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like that will happen in record of 149 held by the Grays Harbor region. time for organized winter “It was a excellent year. sports to get up and running We had perfect weather, during the holiday week. and lots of people in the Olympic National Park field,” Sequim count leader will still offer guided snowshoe walks today and Satur- Bob Boekelheide said. “We ended up with lots day at 2 p.m. of unusual birds that we To sign up for the didn’t really expect.” 90-minute walks, visit the Among the unexpected Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center information desk 30 discoveries in the Sequim minutes prior to the walk. count were a handful of For more on ski and yellow-billed loons, three snowboard activities at the snowy owls and an unidenRidge, including Ski School tified hawk. The most information, visit unusual bird in the per count, according to All vehicles, including organizer Dick Johnson, four-wheel-drive vehicles, was a brown pelican. must carry tire chains when “This has been such a traveling Ridge Road above benign fall,” Boekelheide the Heart O’ the Hills said. “When we get one of entrance station. those big nasty storms it All Points Charters & may decrease the survival Tours provides twice-daily of many individuals. van service from downtown “It just makes it hard Port Angeles to the Ridge for them to get through the from Wednesdays through tough times, so having this Sundays. Phone 360-460benign weather has proba7131 or email tours@ bly helped some birds vive.” Road and weather condiBirders can participate tion updates are available in one more count on the at or by Peninsula this winter. phoning the park’s road and There will be one for the weather hotline at 360-565- Port Angeles area on Sat3131. urday, Dec. 31. The cost to participate is $5. Bird activity To sign up, contact Barb Blackie at 360-477-8028. The weather cooperated for birders at last week’s Also . . . two Christmas bird counts. As a result, they were ■ If you hurry up and able to spy record numbers jump in the car, you might of species during one-day be able to make in time to tallies at Dungeness Valley participate in some razor and Quimper Peninsula. clam digs on the coast.

“It wasn’t purposely, it’s just that time where we feel like we’re a better team than we’ve been showing.” Virginia was on its way to an easy victory after Seattle missed eight of its first nine shots to begin the second half. Scott’s three-point play pulled the Cavaliers within 43-42 and Chelan- native Joe Harris gave Virginia its first lead on a baseline leaner with 15:12 remaining. The Cavaliers’ lead continued to grow until Dollar finally snapped with 8:45 left when he walked out to midcourt yelling about Scott’s rebound putback while being fouled and was quickly issued a technical foul. Scott converted one of the two free throws for the technical, then completed the three-point play to give Virginia a 14-point lead with 8:45 remaining. The technical woke up the Redhawks and instead of Virginia coasting to an easy road win they started crumbling under Seattle’s pressure. Using an aggressive, trapping defense, Seattle scored 19 of the next 23 points following Dollar’s technical, the only Virginia points coming on free throws from Harris and Malcolm Brogdon. Seattle went ahead at one point 68-67 on a Broussard leaner before Virginia took the lead right back on the next possession with a 3-pointer from Sammy Zeglinski. The Redhawks had a chance to tie things up as late as 40 seconds left in the game, but T.J. Diop missed an open 3. “You’ve got to be able to handle adversity. We didn’t do a great job with it but there is a point as a coach where you try and say ‘We’ve got to get some stops, we’ve got to take care of the ball, we’ve got to come together’ and either it’s going to happen or it’s not,” Virginia coach Tony Bennett said. Harris finished with 14 points and Brogdon added 10 for the Cavaliers.

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DEAR ABBY: After 19 years of marriage, my husband left me for a younger woman. I found out later that they had been dating for several years. They moved in together immediately after our separation, and she was pregnant at the divorce hearing. They had a baby boy eight months later. At every event with my kids, they come together with their son, and she steers the conversation to her life, what’s going on, etc. I have tried to be silent and civil, but she ruined my daughter’s high school graduation by gossiping and giggling behind me and the kids the entire event. I am trying not to be a bitter ex, but I have had to bite back some nasty words to both of them. Any suggestions on how to deal with a miserably blended family? Blended Family in Baton Rouge, La.

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DEAR ABBY or even another term for a ring to Van Buren show unity without indicating the eventuality of marriage? Romantic in Ohio Dear Romantic: How about calling Anita’s ring a commitment ring? Or give her a pendant with a sweet message engraved on the back? Or a wristwatch engraved with, “Love ya ’til the end of time,” or “. . . ’til time runs out.” Another way to indicate to others that you’re together but don’t believe in “tradition” would be to hold a commitment ceremony and invite friends.


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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Emotions are running high, and it will take little for you to express exactly how you feel. Relationship difficulties could arise if you don’t think before you speak. Make love, not war, and ring in the new year with peace. 3 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Travel and enjoy the festivities. Love is highlighted. Having fun should be your game plan, but be careful not to overindulge or overspend in the process. It’s unnecessary and it won’t help you start the new year on the right foot. 5 stars

22-Dec. 21): You’ll be the life of the party. Take the spotlight and show everyone what you have to offer. Your presence will set the stage for opportunities in the new year. A personal change will make a huge difference to your attitude and confidence. 5 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You’ll be tempted to overindulge, and this can lead to problems with friends. Let someone else do the driving or stick close to home. Avoid kicking off the new year with anyone who can negatively affect your financial future. 3 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You’ll have a problem with someone close to you. Don’t flirt or send the wrong signals. You are best to keep things low-key and welcome the new year with a good outlook and a responsible attitude. 3 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t give in to impulsive actions or get too close to anyone who is unpredictable. Protect your home, your assets and your loved ones from the perils that go along with people who are overindulgent or shrewd. Stick close to home. 2 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You’ll dazzle everyone with your sparkle and charm. Speak up and fill everyone in on your plans for the coming year. Your enthusiasm will inspire the people you meet and lead to greater popularity for months to come. 4 stars

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CANCER (June 21-July 22): Impulsive action by you or on the part of someone close to you will make for an interesting but challenging adventure. Look out for your best interests and don’t be afraid to speak up if you don’t like what someone is doing. 2 stars

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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Get out and enjoy the company of friends, relatives or your lover. Engage in activities that suit your mood and will contribute to the way you want to begin the new year. Keeping things simple will be advantageous. 3 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Love is in the stars. Your suggestions will be well-received and make your end-of-year celebration exemplary. Positive changes to the way you live your life and how you SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. earn your living are headed your way. 4 stars 21): Spread a little festive cheer. Getting together PISCES (Feb. 19-March with people you enjoy sharing ideas with will help 20): Don’t let anyone bully you into doing something you start this year on a you don’t want to do. Folhigh note, as long as you low your intuition and avoid don’t overindulge in the process. Sound mind, con- any situation that feels perilous. Don’t let what others scious acts and good times. 5 stars do influence you or the way you celebrate the new SAGITTARIUS (Nov. year. 3 stars

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Peninsula Five-Day Forecast TODAY






High 46

Low 37





Cloudy with a little rain.

Breezy with periods of rain.

Rather cloudy, a little rain; breezy.

A thick cloud cover with rain possible.

Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain.

Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain.

The Peninsula A series of frontal systems will continue to cross over a dome of high Victoria pressure that is keeping much of the West Coast dry and sunny. The first system, a weak cold front, will continue through today, 44/41 bringing periods of rain to the Peninsula and the west coast of Neah Bay Port 44/42 Townsend Washington. A second frontal system will cross to the north but dig far enough south to bring a few periods of rain to Port Angeles 44/39 the Washington coast and a few scattered snow showers 46/37 late to the Olympics. No significant snow accumulation Sequim is expected.


Forks 46/39

Olympia 46/34

Seattle 46/39

Spokane 28/18

Yakima Kennewick 38/23 37/19

Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.

Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. © 2011

Marine Forecast Cloudy today with a little rain. Wind south 4-8 knots. Waves 1-2 feet. Visibility under 3 miles at times. Periods of rain tonight. Wind south 8-16 knots. Waves 1-2 feet. Visibility under 3 miles at times. Mostly cloudy tomorrow with a touch of rain. Wind southeast 10-20 knots. Waves 1-2 feet. Visibility under 3 miles at times. Sunday: Cloudy with rain possible. Wind southwest 6-12 knots. Waves 1-3 feet. TABLE Location High Tide LaPush

10:26 a.m. ----Port Angeles 2:41 a.m. 11:36 a.m. Port Townsend 4:26 a.m. 1:21 p.m. Sequim Bay* 3:47 a.m. 12:42 p.m.

TODAY Ht 9.6’ --7.6’ 7.7’ 9.1’ 9.3’ 8.6’ 8.7’


Low Tide 4:27 a.m. 5:21 p.m. 6:56 a.m. 7:30 p.m. 8:10 a.m. 8:44 p.m. 8:03 a.m. 8:37 p.m.

Friday, December 23, 2011 Seattle 46/39 Billings 38/29 Minneapolis 34/18

Moon Phases Full


High Tide


2.7’ -1.3’ 5.6’ -2.1’ 7.3’ -2.7’ 6.9’ -2.5’

12:01 a.m. 11:19 a.m. 3:23 a.m. 12:27 p.m. 5:08 a.m. 2:12 p.m. 4:29 a.m. 1:33 p.m.

7.6’ 9.6’ 7.9’ 7.6’ 9.5’ 9.1’ 8.9’ 8.6’

Low Tide 5:22 a.m. 6:09 p.m. 7:55 a.m. 8:14 p.m. 9:09 a.m. 9:28 p.m. 9:02 a.m. 9:21 p.m.


High Tide Ht

Low Tide Ht

2.6’ -1.4’ 5.5’ -2.2’ 7.2’ -2.8’ 6.8’ -2.6’

12:53 a.m. 12:10 p.m. 4:03 a.m. 1:19 p.m. 5:48 a.m. 3:04 p.m. 5:09 a.m. 2:25 p.m.

6:13 a.m. 6:55 p.m. 8:52 a.m. 8:58 p.m. 10:06 a.m. 10:12 p.m. 9:59 a.m. 10:05 p.m.

*To correct for Dungeness Bay subtract 15 minutes for high tide, 21 minutes for low tide.

7.9’ 9.4’ 8.1’ 7.2’ 9.7’ 8.7’ 9.1’ 8.2’

2.5’ -1.4’ 5.4’ -1.8’ 7.0’ -2.4’ 6.6’ -2.3’

Dec 31

Jan 8

Denver 32/18

Detroit 35/27

Kansas City 36/23


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World Cities Today City Hi Lo W Athens 50 43 sh Baghdad 71 47 pc Beijing 38 20 s Brussels 46 39 sh Cairo 63 52 s Calgary 36 26 c Edmonton 33 23 s Hong Kong 63 50 s Jerusalem 59 43 s Johannesburg 81 52 t Kabul 52 22 s London 52 36 sh Mexico City 75 45 s Montreal 27 12 sf Moscow 21 10 c New Delhi 76 39 s Paris 41 33 c Rio de Janeiro 90 76 s Rome 55 37 s Stockholm 41 34 sh Sydney 76 67 sh Tokyo 44 32 pc Toronto 28 15 sf Vancouver 40 39 r Weather (W): prcp-precipitation, s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, r-rain, t-thunderstorms, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice.

Washington 56/37

Los Angeles 69/43 El Paso 36/25

Sunset today ................... 4:24 p.m. Sunrise tomorrow ............ 8:03 a.m. Moonrise today ................ 6:58 a.m. Moonset today ................. 3:37 p.m.


New York 49/34 Chicago 37/24

San Francisco 56/38

Sun & Moon

Dec 24

Everett 46/38

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National Forecast

Showers T-storms Rain Flurries Snow Ice -10s -0s

Bellingham 42/37 Aberdeen 46/40

Yesterday Statistics are for the 24-hour period ending at 2 p.m. yesterday High Low Prcp YTD P. Angeles 39 26 0.00 17.24 Forks* 45 29 0.00 111.38 Seattle 37 27 0.00 34.41 Sequim 41 27 0.00 16.32 Hoquiam 42 29 0.00 64.36 Victoria 37 26 0.00 30.03 P. Townsend 40 35 0.00 16.55 *Data from Wednesday


Port Ludlow 45/38



Atlanta 62/42

Houston 61/45 Miami 81/71

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Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day. Forecast high/low temperatures are given for selected cities.


Stationary 10s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s 110s

National Cities Today City Albuquerque Anchorage Astoria Atlanta Atlantic City Baltimore Bend Billings Bismarck Boise Boston Buffalo Charleston, SC Cheyenne Chicago Cincinnati Coeur d’Alene Corvallis Dallas Denver Des Moines Detroit Eugene Fairbanks Helena Honolulu Houston Juneau

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High: 85 at Fort Myers, FL

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A great investment or starter home. Charming features. 2 bedrooms, 1.25 bath. plus a big garage. Priced to sell! $109,900. ML262310/297432 Thelma Durham 457-0456 WINDERMERE P.A.

Centrally located in Port Angeles. 1,296 sf, 3 Br., 2.5 bath in a quiet neighborhood. Open living area, kitchen with lots of counter space. Bright windows with views of mountains and the Strait. Private fenced in yard, large detached 2 car garage. $189,000 Call 360477-9597 for more info. Offers with a Buyer's agent considered. CHARMING COTTAGE BY THE SEA With lovely cameo water views, private community beach access and a private airport nearby. Updated baths and a gourmet kitchen with new stainless appliances including a Jenn-Air convection oven. This is special and unique home has vaulted ceilings, maple laminate flooring and a lovely covered porch. $198,500 Jim Hardie U-$ave Real Estate 775-7146 CLOSE TO TOWN Neat and clean rambler with extra rooms off garage for workshops or hobby rooms. This home has been updated with vinyl dual pane windows, and a 50+ year tile roof. RV garage is 24x31 with 10x10 doors. Lanai for outdoor entertaining is 21x14. Sunroom is 8x18. $249,000. ML262382. Carolyn and Robert Dodds 683-4844 Windermere Real Estate Sequim East

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BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS Single level townhome, mountain views, adjacent to greenbelt, private courtyard entry, great kitchen. French doors to den, spacious master suite. $279,500 ML210867/260784 Brenda Clark 683-6880 WINDERMERE SUNLAND COUNTRY HOME Custom home with over 3,000 sf of living area on 2.76 acres located in a great area just north of Sequim. The home features large living areas with fireplaces and beamed ceilings, a great kitchen with plenty of cabinets, master suite, private deck, attached 3 car garage plus 2,400 sf RV garage/shop. $475,000. ML261884. Tom Blore Peter Black Real Estate 683-4116 CUSTOM DESIGNED VIEW HOME Quality craftsmanship combine with custom design plus incredible views to make this a paradise. Spacious home has lots of living space. The garage/workshop is fit for a craftsman plus it has an unfinished apartment upstairs. The 7 acres are great for horses and complete with a pond. ML260687 Pili Meyer 417-2799 COLDWELL BANKER UPTOWN REALTY FOUR SEASONS RANCH Close to town and shopping. This home has 3 Br., two baths, large family room off the kitchen. Onestory floor plan including a living room with a propane fireplace and a formal dining room. Access to beach, golf course and equestrian facilities. Home has a sprinkler system installed and is located near the Discovery Trail and Morris creek. $169,900. ML262113. Dan Blevins 417-2805 COLDWELL BANKER UPTOWN REALTY




CUSTOM HOME WITH PRIVACY Newer custom home on 2.5 private acres with top notch details throughout. Brazilian hardwood floors, granite countertops, outstanding craftsmanship. Two detached garages and lovely wraparound covered porch. $299,000. ML262356 Mike Fuller Blue Sky Real Estate Sequim 683-3900 GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY Main house has 2,332 sf of living space and custom features. Custom landscaping, koi pond with waterfall. Large greenhouse and garden area. Laminate wood floors, builtins, great sunroom, too. Includes two outbuildings for extra investment opportunities. $429,000. ML241656 Jean Ryker 683-4844 Windermere Real Estate Sequim East NEAR GOLF COURSE This 4 Br. rambler is impeccable inside and out! Completely remodeled with new roof, vinyl windows, heat pump, new kitchen and solid wood doors. Spacious family room with water view. 4th Br. and bath offers separate privacy. Excellent neighborhood and close to golf course. $259,900. ML260725. Kathy Love 452-3333 PORT ANGELES REALTY NEAT AS A PIN! Clean with awesome location in a great community of homes. This beautiful, light and bright well maintained 3 Br., 2 bath home is ready to move in and is priced well below assessed value. End of the cul-de-sac privacy with a nearly zero maintenance yard. $76,000. ML262029/282661 Mark Macedo 477-8244 COLDWELL BANKER TOWN & COUNTRY

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NEW LISTING Very well cared for 1 Br., 1 bath home in Dominion Terrace with 936 sf and a view of the Strait. Indoor heat pump being installed soon. $80,000 ML262363/301376 Dave Stofferahn 477-5542 COLDWELL BANKER TOWN & COUNTRY


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Let’s make it a happy New Year for you and me! Buy my single wide with low down and low payments - will carry contract. 2 Br., 1 bath, with new shower stall, appliances, W/D, fridge, stove, and new flooring through out the home. Attached large laundry room or shop. Large deck and carport. 55 park located between Sequim and P.A. Small yard with garden shed and established perrenials and trees. Must see to appreciate. Asking $12,000/obo. 452-4165 or 360-301-5652


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PORT LUDLOW WATER VIEW LOT In resort community at end of cul-de-sac. $10,000 sewer has been paid and house plans available with sale of lot. CC&R’s. Beach club amenities. $129,900. ML108519 Lois Chase Johnson 360-437-1011 Windermere Port Ludlow POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING There are 3 nice, level 5 acre parcels just west of Joyce for only $64,900 each. Near fishing, camping and hunting. Power, water and phone in at the road. Buyer will need to purchase a Crescent Water share. Manufactured homes are OK but must be at least 1,200 sf and must be less than 8 years old. $64,900. ML252411 Kelly Johnson 457-0456 WINDERMERE P.A.


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Sporting Goods

GUNS: Browning BLR 7mm-08, $600 firm. Sturm Ruger Bearcat, 22 LR, $375 firm. Both mint condition. 775-4838. KAYAKS: (2) Hobie Quest. Includes, wheels, life jackets, wet suits, paddles, car rack. $1,600. 460-0476



1950s original kitchen table and 4 chairs plus leaf. Green and silver, excellent condition. $250. 683-6393 MISC: Beautiful hardwood lighted show case, 51” tall, 60” wide, two glass shelves, mirror back, $700. (3) antique gold velvet captains chairs, $75 each. 360-374-2633 REDECORATE FOR THE HOLIDAYS Victorian wall sconce lamps, $25 ea. Recliner chair, $50. Camel back sofa, brown/plumb tapestry, $150. Small vintage tole painted table, $25. Sewing machine in wood cabinet, $140. Two vintage upholstered side chairs, $50 ea. Wood kitchen table with 4 chairs, $45. Camel back love seat, red pattern, $45. Elegant sofa with exquisite woodwork, $500. Victorian tapestry print and frame, $40. Small stain glass table lamp, $15. These items would make great gifts! 460-0575. SOFA: Buttery yellow with sage/rust floral design. 7.5’, three cushions, excellent cond. Purchased new 6 years ago, 1 mature female owner. No smokers or pets. Downsizing. Photos online. $325. 683-3219 SOFA: Elegant sofa with exquisite carved trim and claw arms, burgundy and cream tapestry fabric, 66” long x 45” wide, excellent condition, paid $1,500 from upscale store. Selling for $500. 460-0575


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General Merchandise

BIRD CAGE: Prevue-Hendryx Parakeet/ Finch Flight Cage. Model F030 White powdercoat, 3/8” bar spacing. Easy care, sturdy, wheels, 37.25”x 27.5”x49”h interior space, 42”x 32”x 68”h. $150/obo. 457-8385

MISC: 6-wheeled Jazzy electric scooter, $150. New 4wheeled walker, $100. Electric bed, $50. 457-7605 or 360-384-1592

ELECTRIC BIKE: By “City Bike”. With charger, new condition. $800. 683-6813

MISC: Dona Marie pool table, 8’ solid oak, Italian slate, have all accessories, $2,500/obo. 36” convectional Gen-Air gas stove, stainless steel, $700/obo. Parrot cage, used for chinchilla with accessories, 44”x 37x24, $150/obo. Set of U2 20x7.5 and 5x114.3 with offset of -/+ plus 40 chrome wheels, $600/ obo. 206-496-4549

ELECTRIC FIREPLACE Cherry wood color, 47.5” wide x 18” deep x 40” high. Great condition. Great use for a classy TV stand. $300. 460-0575. FIREWOOD: $160/ cord. Delivered. P.A. Joyce. 461-9701.

MISC: Antique woman’s bike, 3 spd, $300. Gas stove, new, $1,200, asking $600. 452-5803.

FIREWOOD: $179 delivered SequimP.A. True cord. 3 cord special for $499. Credit card accepted. 360-582-7910. www.portangeles

MISC: Freezer, small upright, 5 cf, Kemmore, excellent condition, $50. Juicer, excellent condition, $25. Patio table with 4 chairs, aluminum, $50. 683-1143.

FIREWOOD: $200 cord. 797-1414.

MISC: Lumber rack, new Surefit, fits F250, $220. Handheld marine VHS radio, $125. Garmmand 45 GPS, $80. 360-796-4502

FIREWOOD: Dry. $200. 477-8832 FOR THE MAN WHO HAS EVERYTHING Classic (Jokerz) pinball machine. Circa 1980s, good cond. $1,000. 683-8716. GENERATOR: 4,600/ 5,000 watt propane generator. $400. 928-9404 GENERATOR: Coleman Powermate, 3.5 hp, 1850 watts, 68 lbs. $350. 928-3692. JACUZZI: 5 jets, 5 person, great condition. $2,800. 683-6393 MISC: 16 cf upright freezer, excellent condition, $150. Treadmill, excellent condition, $125. 457-4379

Mobility Scooter 3-wheel, Go-Go Elite traveler. $300. 582-0749 RAINIER YERT: 30’, 2008 Eagle Model, insulated, 6 windows, platform included. $14,000. Natalia 360-774-1445 REMODELING? BUILDING A NEW HOME? Consider this: two sided see-thru propane fireplace. Enjoy heat and the view in two rooms at once. New in crate. Regency Panorama P121. $1,300 - great price! Compare online! 460-0575.


General Merchandise

POWER CHAIR Jazzy 6 power chair. Excellent condition, good batteries. $600/obo. 670-1541. SEWING MACHINE Montgomery Ward convertible bed sewing machine. Model UHT J 1414 in wood cabinet. Both excellent condition. Includes all parts and manual. Recently serviced. Used very little. $140. Susan 460-0575 TOOLS: Like new Forney elec. welder, 225 amp ac/150 amp dc, w/face shield, chip hammer, 2 boxes of electrodes, $250/obo. Clean wheel weight metal in 1 lb ingots, $1.50/lb. 5th wheel trailer hitch w/canvas cover, $50. New tire chains, 13”, 14”, 15”, $20/obo. 797-1900, 460-6776 UTILITY TRAILER ‘03 Eagle, 6.5’x13’ deck with side boards, ramps, load on all sides, hauls 3 quads, new tires. $950. 360-640-0320 UTILITY TRAILER 13’x5’, single axle, flat bed, will finish the sideboards if desired. $500. 460-0262, 681-0940 WANTED Riding lawn mowers, running or not. 206-940-1849. WINDOWS: For greenhouse (12), new, cost $2,500. Sell $600. Can deliver. 360-643-0356


Home Electronics

Desktop Computer Dell Optiplex GX280. Windows XP Pro. 19” Flat Panel Monitor. Stereo speakers and subwoofer. Includes keyboard and mouse. Excellent condition. $195 Call 460-0405.


Home Electronics

COMPUTERS/GEAR Flat panels from $25. Laptops from $125. Broadband routers, $21. Kid’s computers from $30. Parts galore! 683-9394. iPAD 2: 16GB, white color, compatible WiFi and blue tooth, original pkg, unopened from Apple. Model A1395. $475. 683-7072. PC: Vaio, 2.4 ghz, 1 gig ram, VID card, mouse, speakers, anti-viral update. Never used. $150. 417-0111, 417-1693


POOL TABLE: Coin operated, good condition. $1,000/ obo. 461-1746.


DRUM SET: Pearl Export, 5 piece, all hardware, cymbals and throne. $500. 457-7158 GUITAR: Fender, 12 string, dreadnought acoustic. $300 cash. 460-3986 GUITAR: Very rare Fender Stratocaster, 30th Anniversary #199 of only 250 made. $800. 452-1254 or 460-9466

RUGER: Stainless steel Blackhawk 44 mag with ammo. $500. 452-3213. Walther PPK/S 380 ACP Collector James Bond by Interarms stainless w/box & 2 mags, Superb cond., manual and 2 mags $550. 360-477-0321


Bargain Box

CHRISTMAS TREE 7.5’, white lights, used once. $15. 683-3434


Wanted To Buy

ANTIQUES WANTED Old postcards and bottles. 460-2791. BOOKS WANTED! We love books, we’ll buy yours. 457-9789 I

BUY gold 10% below spot and silver at spot. 809-0839. Wanted to Buy Male Parakeet. 457-8385 Marybeth.

WANTED: Used chainsaw chain grinder. 360-461-7506

ORGAN: Kimball, includes extras. $750. 683-8033. PIANO: Upright. Werner, great shape, $600. 565-6609. VIOLIN: 3/4, nice shape. $125/obo. 775-9648


Sporting Goods

4 Sale: Rifle: HighStandard AR15, .223/Nato. 16” chrome H-barrel,6 pos. stock, Bayonet lug, mil spec comp., 30 rd mag, made in USA to Colt specs, Factory Warranty, New in Box. $825. 360-683-7716




BOXER PUPPIES CKC, only 2 left so hurry. Both females, one brindle, one fawn. $450. 360-460-7858 or 360-460-5485 Cocker Spaniel Puppy DOB 6/10/11. AKC registered. Chocolate and white. Sweet disposition. Fully potty trained. Allergies force sale. $500/obo. Thank you. 360-477-7703. EIGHT WEEK OLD CHOCOLATE LABRADOODLES Beautiful, precious puppies ready to go to loving homes. Have had first shots and vet visit. Mom is Choc. Lab, dad is Choc. Stand. Poodle (both AKC reg.) which results in less shedding! Raised in a loving home with other dogs and lots of kids! 4 females, 4 males, asking $650, can keep until Christmas. 301448-0898 cell. 4570637 home. JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS! Chihuahua mix male puppies. 8 wks., 1 tan, 2 brown. Shots. $250 ea. 360-504-2140


KITTENS: CUTE 10 week old black and white kittens. $25. 417-5236, 417-3906 PEKINGESE 1 female, 4 mo. Adorable. $300. 452-9553 or 360-461-6855 POODLES: Offering AKC Poodles, males and females in a variety of colors (Parti’s and solids), sizes and ages. Rehoming fee set at $150$700. For more information and pictures: 360-452-2579 PUPPIES: Blue/Red Heelers, purebred, no papers. 5 weeks old. $100 each. 360-796-4236 or 360-821-1484

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Heavy Equipment/ Trucks

PUPPIES: Black Lab mixed breed. $50. 452-5290 PUPPIES: Toy Poodles, CKC registered. 1st litter: 2 apricot females, ready 12/24. 2nd litter 1 sable, 1 apricot, and 1 brown, all males, ready 1/6. $500 ea. 477-8349 SNAKES: Corn snake and Ball Python. $75 each or $100 w/cage. $150 for both w/cages. Beautiful, very tame, good feeders. 565-1284 or 565-6954


Farm Animals

HAY: Local, no rain, barn stored. $4.50 bale, delivery available. 683-7965. SADDLE: Western, Big Horn. 16” seat, good condition. $300. 683-9274.


Horses/ Tack

HORSE TRAILER: ‘73 Miley 2 star. Good shape. $1,000. 582-9006 HORSE TRAILER: ‘88 Circle J. 2 horse, straight load. $2,000. 360-808-2295 HORSE: 3 yrs., registered AQHA, ready to start. $375. Wililng to deal with 4-H’er 360-963-2719 or 360-640-2325 TO GOOD HOME Cute little mini horse. Female, 8 yrs old. Adorable and good mannered. Christmas gift? $100/obo. 457-6584

EXCAVATOR: Runs great! $8000. Call 360-928-0273 for details. PETE-377, $160,000 in 1999, 550 Cat, 18 sp, 3.55, 244”, Studio sleeper, 640,000 mi. $19,000, less without drop, sleeper and rack. 732-4071.



A Captains License No CG exams. Jan. 9, eves. Capt. Sanders. 360-385-4852 BAYLINER: ‘69 17’, 120 I/O. Orig. owner, garaged, elec. winch, fish finder, full top, E-Z Loader trailer w/spare. $3,200. 360-385-3350 BAYLINER: ‘87 3450 Tri-Cabin. $14,999 or trade. 683-1344 or 683-5099. BOAT: 14’ aluminum with trailer, 10 hp Honda O/B. $2,500. 681-6162 BOAT: 15’ custom aluminum, with motor and trailer. $3,500. 461-7506. CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 1973 Larson 16’ Shark, open bow. New cushion and floor board, with Calkins roller trailer. $950/obo. 1984 Johnson 25 hp short shaft, good cond., $650/obo. 461-7979. DURABOAT: ‘08 14’ aluminum. 9.9 Johnson, trailer. $1,500. 360-580-1741 DUROBOAT: 12’. 15 and 6 hp Evinrudes, Calkins trailer. $1,500. 683-6748.

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GLASPLY: 21’ boat and trailer, BMW B220 Inboard, brand new Honda 15 hp 4 stroke kicker. $10,000 or make offer. 452-4338.


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COMPRESSOR: ‘79 tow behind. $2,000. 457-8102



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MISC: 18 hp Evinrude, $350/obo. 6 hp Chrysler, $250. Phone 457-9650. SAILBOAT: 22’ Columbia. 9.9 Merc ob. Well maint. $3,400. 360-504-2623 SAILBOAT: ‘73 29’ Ericson. New diesel, new electronics. Roller furling. Health forces sale. Slip Q15. Take as is, $10,000. 760-792-3891 SEA RAY: Boat, trailer, low hours, cash. $7,995. 582-0347.



DIRTBIKE: ‘00 110 off brand. Lots of extra, after market parts. $700/obo. 582-7519. HARLEY DAVIDSON 1995 Fat Boy. All custom, new tires, chrome with a Jim’s Drag motor with blower. Must see. $10,900 452-2275 HONDA: ‘01 XR 250. Low hrs., $1,500. 683-4761 HONDA: ‘01 XR50R. Low hr, helmet $800 452-9194, 452-6160 HONDA: ‘02 VTX 1800. 7K miles. $4,700. 504-2599. HONDA: ‘03 XR100R. Excelelnt condition. $1,500. 808-3953. HONDA: ‘03 XR50. Low hrs, must see! $650. 417-3978. HONDA: ‘05 CR85R. Low hours, never raced. $1,500/trade. 360-460-6148 HONDA: ‘71 Trail 90. Runs great. 4 cycle, hi/lo gear change. $950. 385-0096. HONDA: ‘81 Goldwing. $1,200. 360-963-2659 HONDA: ‘82 XR200R. Runs good, looks fair. $745. 683-9071 HONDA: ‘83 Ascot. $1,500. 360-963-2659

HONDA: ‘84 Goldwing 1200. 30K mi. $2,400. 461-2627. HONDA: ‘94 XLR. 600 cc, hardly used, good cond. $1,600. 452-5412 HONDA: Fat-Cat. New battery, new oil, fresh tune up, carburator rebuilt, rack to haul out your deer. $1,600 cash 683-8263 HONDA: Trail 90. New tires, runs great! $950. 460-1377. QUAD: ‘87 Honda TRX 125. W/trailer. $1,495/obo. 681-6300 QUAD: Suzuki 250 Quad Sport, reverse, like new. $2,500 firm. 452-3213 YAMAHA: ‘04 Raptor 660 limited edition, black. Brand new clutch, carrier baring in back axel, extra header and pipe. aluminum wheels and meaty tires. this a great looking quad not to mention fast. I’m asking $2,800. Great price. 360-670-6366 YAMAHA: ‘08 4x4 Rhino 700cc. Green Rhino, windshield, roof and sound system. Asking $7900/ obo. For more info call 360-477-6165.

YAMAHA: ‘09 XTR 250. 80 mpg, new 2 mo. ago for $4,900, 700 mi. 1st $3,100 cash. Street/Trail. 670-2562


Recreational Vehicles

5TH WHEEL: ‘02 34’ Big Sky Montana. 3 slides, W/D, great storage. $20,000. 477-7957 5TH WHEEL: ‘90 28’ Kit. Average cond. $3,500/obo. 360-683-6131 DODGE: ‘68 200 pickup. Camper, good hunting/camping rig. $2,000. 797-1508.



Immediate sales position is open at Wilder Toyota. If you are looking for a positive career change, like working with people and are income motivated, this could be for you. Whether you have sold cars or not, we have an extensive training program for your success. Some retail sales experience is a plus! Joining the Wilder Team has great benefits: 401(k), medical and dental insurance, vacations and a great work schedule. Guaranteed income while you learn. Call Rick or Don for an appt. 457-8511.

Recreational Vehicles

5TH WHEEL: ‘03 37’ toy hauler. $19,900/ obo. 460-9556. MOTOR HOME: ‘02 30’ Winnebago Brave. Low mi., always garaged, must see/ Vortec 8.1, $35,000. 683-4912 MOTOR HOME: ‘75 Newell Coach 35’. Cat, Allison. Will take 20’-24’ cargo trailer or Ford 12’ cube van part trade. $15,000/obo. 460-6979. MOTOR HOME: ‘91 30’ Allegro Bay. 85K, runs/drives well, new brakes, satellite King Dome, very clean. $12,500. 477-9436. MOTORHOME: Southwind by Fleetwood and a Honda Accord tow car, a package deal. Will not separate. We are the original owners. $18,500 COD. Less than the cost of a new car! Call 360-681-0144 TRAILER: ‘04 24’ Coachman Catalina Lite. No slide, exc. cond. $9,500/obo or trade. 797-3770 or 460-8514 TRAILER: ‘05 27’ Okanagan. Excellent, hardly used $12,000/ obo. 417-0549. TRAILER: ‘07 30’ Denali. Dbl. slide, like new. $25,000. 808-5182, 452-6932 TRAILER: ‘09 16’ Casita. Very nice, Porta-Potty, micro. $9,500. 683-5871. TRAILER: ‘82 19’ Terry. New 13’ awning, refrigerator, A/C, everything works, must see. $3,300. 683-1032 TRAILER: ‘88 26’ Shasta Riviera. Air, needs interior work. $1,000/obo. 206-794-1104 TRAILER: ‘94 29’ Terry. $5,900. 681-7381 TRAILER: ‘99 24’ Mallard. New cond. $6,500/obo. 797-3730 WANTED: Award travel trailer. 683-8810


4 Wheel Drive

CHEV ‘03 S10 ZR5 CREWCAB 4X4 82K orig. miles, 4.3 liter Vortec V6, auto, loaded! Black exterior in great cond! Black leather interior in exc. shape! Dual power seats, CD, cruise, tilt, privacy glass, air, dual airbags, bedliner, tow, diamond plate tool box, and bed caps, alloy wheels! Very nice S10 at our no haggle price of only $9,995

Carpenter Auto Center 681-5090 CHEV: ‘00 Tahoe. Low miles, lots of extras. Good tires. $7,950. 360-477-6969

CHEV: ‘01 Blazer. 4x4. 144K mi., runs great. $3,900. 460-8155. CHEV: ‘05 Colorado Ext Cab. 61,600 miles with Z71, Toyo A/t tires, bed liner, tool box, running boards. Interior options include Cruise, A/C, Tilt, power windows and doors, cd/mp3 player. $12,800. Call 460-3586 CHEV: ‘91 K5 Blazer. 93k, Immaculate. Loaded, ALL original, 350FI, Auto, 4x4, Adult Owned, non smoker, never off roaded. Build sheet, owner’s and shop manuals. Runs and Drives Like New. $10,750. 360-452-7439 CHEV: ‘94 Silverado 2500. Good cond. $5,500. 683-4830. DODGE ‘04 DAKOTA CLUB CAB 4X4 SLT PICKUP 4.7 liter V8, 5 speed manual, alloy wheels, new tires, spray-in bedliner, tow package rear sliding window, power windows, door locks, mirrors, and drivers seat, cruise, tilt, air, CD, dual front airbags. Kelley Blue Book value of $12,240! Clean inside and out! Only 81,000 miles! Stop by Gray Motors today! $9,995 GRAY MOTORS 457-4901 FORD ‘00 RANGER XLT 4 DOOR 4X4 OFF ROAD 4.0 liter V6, 5 speed manual trans, blue metallic exterior in great shape! Gray cloth interior in great cond! Power windows, door locks, mirrors, Pioneer CD, sliding window, air, spray-in bedliner, 17: polished aluminum American Racing wheels, privacy glass, 2 owners! Clean little ranger at our no haggle price of only $5,995

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CHEV: ‘97 Blazer. Runs great. $3,150/ obo. 681-6300. DODGE: ‘07 Durango. White, gray leather int., 87K, power, exc. cond., seats 8. $15,850. 460-6155. FORD ‘04 F350 XLT 4X4 SUPERDUTY CREWCAB LB DUALLY 103K original miles! 6.0 liter Powerstroke turbo diesel V8, 6 spd manual trans, white exterior in exc. cond! Tan cloth interior in great cond! Pioneer touch screen head unit, cruise, tilt, sliding window, spray-in bedliner, running boards, alloy wheels, tow, no 5th wheel or goose neck! $6,400 below Kelley Blue Book at our no haggle price of only $18,995

Carpenter Auto Center 681-5090 FORD: ‘00 F150 Lariat Ext. cab. Fiberglass cover, 162K mi., 1 owner, new tires/battery. $8,000/obo. 452-2225 FORD: ‘00 Ranger XLT. 4x4 Off Road edition, 4.0 V6, 160K, extended cab, auto, tow, bedliner, clean. $5,950. 457-4363. FORD: ‘03 F150. 4WD 5.4L, 117K, leather CD, new Nokian tires, dark green/tan, very nice. $12,500. Curt at 460-8997.

FORD: ‘08 Super Duty F350 4x4 crew cab. 6.4L V-8 diesel King Ranch. 16K miles, 20K in options. Exc. cond., never smoked in. Dealer maintained. Power Glide removable 5th wheel hitch. $39,900. Ron at 360-477-9659 FORD: 1989 F250 4WD 460, canopy. 101K mi. $3,000. 808-5182, 452-6932 FORD: ‘87 F250. 4x4 standard, 6.9 liter diesel. $3,200. 457-5649 FORD: ‘90 Bronco Eddie Bauer. EFI 5.8, OD, air, CD, clean, straight, runs excel. $2,900. 808-0153. FORD: ‘95 Aerostar. 170K, 4x4, lots new parts, good cond. $1,300/obo. 457-4347 FORD: ‘98 Explorer. runs great. $2,500/ obo. 206-794-1104. FORD: ‘99 F-150 XLT 4X4 Triton. 5.4L 110K Mi. Moving! MUST SELL. $6,500/ obo. GREAT DEAL! 206-300-9007 FORD: ‘99 F250. 7.3L diesel. 154K, 4 dr. $13,500. 912-2323. GMC ‘05 SIERRA CREW CAB Z71 SLE 4X4 PICKUP 5.3 liter Vortec V8, auto, alloy wheels, new tires, spray-in bedliner, tow package, rear sliding window, keyless entry, power windows, door locks, mirrors and drivers seat, cruise, tilt, dual zone air, CD stereo, dual front airbags. Kelley Blue Book value of $22,377! Only 58,000 miles! Immaculate condition inside and out! Stop by Gray Motors today to save some serious bucks on your next truck! $16,995 GRAY MOTORS 457-4901 GMC: ‘95 Jimmy SLE. Rebuilt 4.3 Vortec engine, fully loaded, 181K, good condition. $3,500/obo. 477-4838 JEEP: ‘98 Wrangler Sport. 89K hwy. mi. $7,900. 360-580-1741 NISSAN: 01 Pathfinder. 134K, 6 cyl., auto, air, tilt, cruise, all power, sun/moon roof, AM/FM CD iPod, tow pkg., nonsmoker. $7,400. 457-3891 TOYOTA ‘01 SEQUOIA LIMITED 4X4 4.7 liter I-Force V8, auto, loaded! Dark metallic green exterior in great condition! Gray leather interior in great shape! Dual power seats, moon roof, 6 disc CD with JBL sound, VHS entertainment, 3rd seat, rear air, cruise, tilt, side airbags, tint, running boards, tow, chrome 17” wheels! Local trade! Very nice Sequoia at our no haggle price of only $8,995

Carpenter Auto Center 681-5090 TOYOTA: ‘79 Land Cruiser. Mil-spec inline 6, 67K, barn doors w/jump seats. $5,700. 670-1146. TOYOTA: ‘87 4-Runner 4x4. As is. $1,800. 477-0577. TOYOTA: ‘94 4-Runner. Sunroof, lifted, big tires, power windows and seats, leather interior, good shape. $4,500. 452-9693


4 Wheel Drive

GMC: ‘84 Jimmy 4x4. $500. 460-9776.



CHEV: ‘06 Silverado 4x4 p/u, 3/4T. Ex cab, 6L V8 <36k mi. Lots of extras. Ex cond. $21,500. 360-460-8285 CHEV: ‘79 1 ton service truck, 88K, 4 sp, 350, 7K Onan generator, 3 air tanks, 110 outlets, etc. $3,980. 360-302-5027 CHEV: ‘95 Lumina minivan. V6, 7 pass. $2,000. 457-1053. CHRYSLER: ‘05 Town and Country LTD. 1 owner, great cond. 73,200 miles. $10,500. 683-1957. DODGE ‘02 GRAND CARAVAN ES ALL WD 3.8 liter V6, auto, loaded! Dark metallic blue exterior in great cond! Gray leather interior in great shape! Dual power seats, dual power sliding doors, 4 disk CD changer, cruise, tilt with controls, quads, 3rd seat, privacy glass, roof rack, premium alloys with 75% rubber! A ton of van at our no haggle price of only $6,995

Carpenter Auto Center 681-5090 DODGE ‘05 GRAND CARAVAN SE 3.3 liter V6, auto, loaded, white exterior in excellent cond. Gray cloth interior in great condition! Power seat, dual sliding doors, CD, dual airbags, cruise, tilt, privacy glass, roof rack, dual climate, rear air, aftermarket 16” alloys with 70% rubber! Great little van at our no haggle price of only $6,995

Carpenter Auto Center 681-5090 FORD ‘95 F350 XL CREWCAB LB 2WD 69K original miles! 1 owner! 7.5 liter (460ci) V8, auto, blue exterior in great condition! Blue cloth/ vinyl interior in great shape! Cassette stereo, running boards, spray-in bedliner, matching canopy, 16” alloy wheels, front captains chairs, tow. Extremely low mileage F-Series at our no haggle price of only $4,995

Carpenter Auto Center 681-5090 FORD: ‘74 F250 Camper Special. Body and interior are exc. 390 eng w/auto. $900/obo. 477-1949 FORD: ‘82 Windsor F350 Truck. With hydraulic crane/ winch. Rebuilt almost everything $3,000. 360-460-5483 FORD: ‘85 F150. Cherry, 61K original miles, turn key and start, runs great. $4,250. 928-2181.


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FORD: ‘92 E250 van. Ladder rack, interior racks, good runner. $1,800. 460-9257. FORD: ‘92 Econo 150 van work truck, 185K, runs god. $2,100. 452-9363. GMC: ‘00 3500 utility truck. 6.5 liter diesel, 151K mi., 4 studded tires, good condition. $7,800. 683-3425. HONDA: ‘00 Odyssey EX. Runs great, 212K $3,900. 385-2012. HONDA: ‘95 Accord. Runs excellent, very clean, 48K, 4 cylinder. $4,000. 360-797-3865 TOYOTA: ‘84 work truck. 22R Long bed/canopy. $875. 417-8046



ACURA: ‘90 Acura Integra LS. Barbie Pink. 5 speed. 133,000 mi. Runs and drives great! Cruise control, underglow, sunroof, exhaust, much more! Minor body damage. $5,500/obo. See online add for more info. 360-461-4154. BUICK ‘05 LACROSSE SEDAN 3.8 liter Series III V6 engine, auto, alloy wheels, keyless entry, power windows, door locks, mirrors, and driver seat, cruise, tilt, air, CD stereo, OnStar, dual front airbags. Kelley Blue Book value of $13,015! Sparkling clean inside and out! One owner! Only 29,000 miles! Stop by Gray Motors today! $9,995 GRAY MOTORS 457-4901 CADILLAC: ‘00 El Dorado ETC. 80K, black/black, leather, beautiful, must see. $6,800. 681-3093. CADILLAC: ‘84 El Dorado. Exc. 60K. $10,500. 452-7377. CHEV: ‘80 Chevette. $500. 460-7131. CHEV: ‘91 Z28 Camero. Red t tops, excellent condition. $4,200. 928-1170. CHEV: ‘94 Suburban. 3/4 ton. 2 owner, ‘454’ engine, tow pkg., 120K. Reduced $3,000. 808-3374. COLLECTORS: Olds Cutlass 442 1986, sharp lines, new int. $5,500. 683-8332. DODGE: ‘07 Caravan Town & County LX. Low mi., excellent condition. $10,600 firm. 457-8129.

FORD: ‘92 Taurus GL. V6, 139,000 miles. Nearly new tires and new battery. Good cond. $1,700/obo. Call 360-808-2523. FORD: ‘99 Ford Escort. 156,000 miles, 35 MPG, excellent condition, has many repairs, good tires 4 extra rims, have receipts, owner Chilton manuals. $2,500/obo. 360-461-6214 360-912-2858 HONDA: ‘00 EK Hatch. New swap, B18C type R suspension, yellow HID lights, Apexi exhaust, intake, 118K miles. $5,500. 452-9693, 461-6506 HYUNDAI: ‘09 Sonata Limited. Black beauty, all the options plus tinted windows and navigation system, extra set of wheels and tires. $17,800. 477-3191. JAGUAR: ‘90 XJS Coupe. Black, tan int., only 42K mi., car is like brand new in/out, mechanically. $11,750 Call John, Euro Auto Works 683-3876. JAGUAR: XJS-V12. Excellent cond., $9,600. 775-5827. KIA: ‘03 Spectra GSX. Hatchback, auto, 131K, new trans in 6/11, runs great, maint. records avail. $3,500/obo. 417-9040 Mechanic’s special Nissan ‘99 Sentra GXE. 109K. $1,500. Needs minor work. 452-7737 MERCEDES-BENZ ‘01 E430 ALL WD SEDAN 4.3 liter V8, auto, 4Matic All WD, 20” rims, tinted windows, sunroof, keyless entry, power windows, door locks, mirrors, seats, and headrests, leather seating, dual zone climate control, air, cruise, tilt, 6 disc CD changer, 8 airbags. Kelley Blue Book value of $15,609! Extra clean inside and out! Only 79,000 m i l e s ! G o o d mechanical condition! Loaded with options! Stop by Gray Motors today! $7,995 GRAY MOTORS 457-4901 MERCURY: ‘95 Grand Marquis. Good transportation. $1,750/obo. 4575500. MERCURY: ‘99 Grand Marquis. $4,000/ obo. 681-0353.

FORD: ‘03 Mustang convertible. $8,500/ obo. 360-808-1242.

MG: ‘65 Midget. 85,672 orig. mi., mostly orig. interior. In running cond. $4,800. 417-2606.

FORD: ‘92 Mustang LX convertible. 5.0 auto, 71K mi., excellent condition. $3,800. 928-0213.

MGB: ‘76 Under 80K, new carb, exhaust, alternator, fuel pump and more. $2,950/ OBRO. 417-2165.



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SHERIFF’S PUBLIC NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY Cause No. 10-2-01074-5 Sheriff’s No.11001193 SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON in and for the County of Clallam BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, its successors in interest and/or assigns, VS UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF RUTH E. CURRY, DECEASED; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF GORDON A. CURRY, DECEASED, BENEFICIAL WASHINGTON INC. DBA BENEFICIAL MORTGAGE CO. OF WASHINGTON INC; WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES; Occupants of the Premises; and any persons or parties claiming to have any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the real property described in the complaint; TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF RUTH E. CURRY, DECEASED; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF GORDON A. CURRY, DECEASED A writ of execution has been issued in the above-captioned case, directed to the sheriff of Clallam County, commanding the sheriff as follows: FROM: THE CLALLAM COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT CLERK’S OFFICE TO: THE SHERIFF OF CLALLAM COUNTY, WASHINGTON On November 7, 2011, a Judgment and Decree of Foreclosure (“Judgment”) was entered in favor of Bank of America, N.A., successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP (“Plaintiff”) against In Rem. The Judgment forecloses the interests of all the Defendants in and to the following described property (“Property”) commonly known as 273 Fleming Drive, Sequim, WA 98382 for the total sum of $53,777.38 with interest thereon at the rate of 7.375% per annum from November 7, 2011. The Property situated in Clallam County, State of Washington, is legally described as: LOT 37, BLOCK “H”, SECOND PLAT OF SUNSHINE ACRES, AS PER PLAT RECORDED IN VOLUME 6 OF PLATS, PAGE 19, RECORDS OF CLALLAM COUNTY, WASHINGTON. SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF CLALLAM, STATE OF WASHINGTON. THEREFORE, pursuant to RCW 61.12.060, and in the name of the State of Washington, you are hereby commanded to sell the Property, or so much thereof as may be necessary, in order to satisfy the Judgment, including post-judgment interest and costs. MAKE RETURN HEREOF within sixty days of the date indicated below, showing you have executed the same. Pursuant to RCW 6.21.050(2), the Sheriff may adjourn the foreclosure sale from time to time, not exceeding thirty days beyond the last date at which this Writ is made returnable, with the consent of the plaintiff endorsed upon this Writ or by a contemporaneous writing. WITNESS, the Honorable GEORGE L. WOOD Judge of the Superior Court and the seal of said Court, affixed this 6th day of December 2011, at Port Angeles, Washington. By: Barbara Christensen, Superior Court Clerk By: Bonnie Moyer, Deputy Clerk Superior Court Clerk Clallam County Court House 223 E 4th St., Suite 9 Port Angeles, WA 98362-3015 Presented by: Routh Crabtree Olsen, P.S. The sale date has been set for 9:00 A.M. on Friday, 02/03/2012, in the main lobby of the Clallam County Courthouse, inside the entrance located at 223 E. 4th Street, Port Angeles, Washington. YOU MAY HAVE A RIGHT TO EXEMPT PROPERTY from the sale under statutes of this state, including section 6.13.010, 6.13.030 and 6.13.040 of the Revised Code of Washington, in the manner described in those statutes. DATED December 16, 2011 W.L. Benedict, SHERIFF Clallam County, Washington Kaylene Zellar, Civil Deputy 223 E. 4th Street, Suite 12, Port Angeles, WA 98362 TEL: 360.417.2266 Pub: Dec. 23, 29, 2011, Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012




HONDA: ‘89 CRX HF. $2,500. 683-1006. MITSUBISHI: ‘08 Convertible Spyder Eclipse. Must sell, sacrifice, beautiful dream car, low mi. First reasonalbe offer takes it. $14,000, worth much more. 360-797-3892 PONTIAC: ‘86 Fiero. 91K miles, well taken care of. Great Christmas gift! Collector’s item! Good mpg! $3,000. 775-9754 STUDEBAKER: ‘50 Champion. Starlight coupe, complete frame off restoration, 3 speed flat head 6 cylinder engine, all original, excellent condition. $12,000/ obo. 683-8810. TOYOTA ‘97 TERCEL COUPE 1 owner! 1.5 liter 4 cylinder, 5 spd manual trans, red exterior in great shape! Tan cloth interior in good cond! Pioneer CD player, dual airbags, rear spoiler, alloy wheels! 35+ mpg! Great little fuel sipping Toyota at our no haggle price of only $2,795

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PONTIAC: ‘98 Sunfire. Auto, 4 dr, clean, well maintained, red, 26-30 mpg. $2,750/ obo. 360-808-5800. STUDEBAKER: ‘62 Lark Cruiser. 289 Packard V8, body pretty good, but project. Time and money. $1,200/obo. 460-4963



VW: ‘04 Passat GXL. 2 yr. warranty, 65K mi. $9,200. 681-7381. VW: ‘67 Red Classic. Good engine and body, exc. interior, new tires. $6,500/obo. 461-4025 VW: ‘74 Sunbug Special Edition gold. $2,400. 683-7397.

TOYOTA: ‘08 Scion XB. Excellent, dark blue, extras $18,000/ obo. 928-3669.

VW: ‘88 Fox. As is. Needs some electrical work. $500/obo. 457-0277



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CITY OF PORT ANGELES 321 East Fifth Street Port Angeles, WA 98362 NOTICE OF DECISION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on December 14, 2011, the City of Port Angeles Planning Commission approved a Conditional Use Permit to allow a free standing, off site directional sign in the Industrial Heavy zone for the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe. The site is located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Lower Elwha Road and Edgewood Drive. Appeal of this decision must be made within 14 days of this notice that is dated December 20, 2011, to the City of Port Angeles Department of Community and Economic Development. For further information, please contact Sue Roberds, Planning Manager, Department of Community & Economic Development, 321 East Fifth Street, Port Angeles, Washington, (360) 417-4750. Pub: Dec. 23, 2011


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ADVERTISEMENT FOR PROPOSAL Sealed proposals will be received for the following project: RFP NUMBER: HHSI102200600009C TITLE: Makah Indian Health Care Facility – Modular Building Services ESTIMATED BASE BID COST RANGE: $1 - $1.3 Million AGENCY: The Makah Indian Tribe GRANTSWRITER/PLANNER: Alana Claplanhoo CLOSING TIME/DAY/DATE: Sealed Proposals Must Be Received Prior to 3 p.m., January 13, 2012. Any questions must be received no later than January 6, 2012. LOCATION: Parametrix 1019 – 39th Avenue SE, Suite 100 Puyallup, WA 98374 The Makah Tribe (Tribe) is seeking professional services from a qualified Modular Building vendor (Builder) with expertise in all phases of the work associated with design modification, construction, site preparation, transportation and installation of modular buildings. The Tribe has a plan to develop a campus style site that will include four buildings associated with Makah Wellness and Health Care Center. The work for this project will include one of the four buildings planned for the site. This project will include all necessary building systems for a 10,000 Square Foot Community Health Care Office Building. Construction is scheduled to begin early summer of 2012. To request a copy of the complete RFP, contact Jon Kulju, Program Manager, of Parametrix (206) 375-5279. To be accepted, the proposal must be submitted, no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2012 by email at or hand delivered to: Parametrix Attn: Jon Kulju 1019 – 39th Avenue SE, Suite 100 Puyallup, WA 98374 The Builder must be bonded and insured and must comply with the Makah Employment and Contracting Rights Act (MECRA) administered by the Makah Employment and Contracting Rights Office (MECRO). Qualified tribal employees are available through MECRO. Wages for Tribal employees must be consistent with Davis-Bacon Wage Determinations published by the U.S. Department of Labor. If you have any questions, please contact the Program Manager by calling Jon Kulju at (206) 375-5279. The Makah Indian Tribe Pub: Dec. 23, 30, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Pursuant to R.C.W. Chapter 61.24, et seq. and 62A.9A-604(a)(2) et seq. Trustee's Sale No: 01-FEE-112632 I NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Trustee, REGIONAL TRUSTEE SERVICES CORPORATION, will on January 20, 2012, at the hour of 10:00 AM, at THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO THE CLALLAM COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 223 EAST FOURTH STREET, PORT ANGELES, WA, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at the time of sale, the following described real and personal property (hereafter referred to collectively as the "Property"), situated in the County of CLALLAM, State of Washington: LOT 6 OF SURVEY, RECORDED IN VOLUME 1 OF SURVEYS, PAGE 109, UNDER CLALLAM COUNTY RECORDING NO. 441664, BEING A PORTION OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER IN SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 30 NORTH, RANGE 7 WEST, W.M., CLALLAM COUNTY, WASHINGTON. SITUATE IN CLALLAM COUNTY, STATE OF WASHINGTON. Tax Parcel No: 73660 (073028440060), commonly known as 161 MOUNT MCDONALD ROAD, PORT ANGELES, WA. The Property is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 3/24/2004, recorded 3/31/2004, under Auditor's/Recorder's No. 20041130588, records of CLALLAM County, Washington, from JOHN E. MOLLINET AND KARLA K. MOLLINET, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Grantor, to PROFESSIONAL FORECLOSURE CORPORATION OF WASHINGTON, as Trustee, in favor of UNION PLANTERS BANK, NA, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which is presently held by EverBank. II No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any court by reason of the Borrower's or Grantor's default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. Ill The default(s) for which this foreclosure is/are made are as follows: FAILURE TO PAY THE MONTHLY PAYMENT WHICH BECAME DUE ON 1/1/2010, AND ALL SUBSEQUENT MONTHLY PAYMENTS, PLUS LATE CHARGES AND OTHER COSTS AND FEES AS SET FORTH. Failure to pay when due the following amounts which are now in arrears: Amount due as of October 21, 2011 Delinquent Payments from January 01, 2010 18 payments at $1,176.57 each $21,178.26 4 payments at $1,179.47 each $4,717.88 (0101-10 through 10-21-11) Late Charges: $643.87 Beneficiary Advances: $7,244.94 Suspense Credit: $0.00 TOTAL: $33,784.95 IV The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: Principal $129,614.86, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument secured, and such other costs and fees as are due under the note or other instrument secured, and as are provided by statute. V The above described real property will be sold to satisfy the expenses of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. The sale will be made without warranty, express or implied regarding title, possession, or encumbrances on January 20, 2012. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III must be cured by January 9, 2012 (11 days before the sale date) to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time on or before January 9, 2012, (11 days before the sale date) the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III is/are cured and the Trustee's fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated at any time after January 9, 2012, (11 days before the sale date) and before the sale, by the Borrower, Grantor, any Guarantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees, and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI A written Notice of Default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following addresses: JOHN E. MOLLINET, 161 MOUNT MCDONALD ROAD, PORT ANGELES, WA, 98363 JOHN E. MOLLINET, PO BOX 441, PORT ANGELES, WA, 98362 KARLA K. MOLLINET, PO BOX 441, PORT ANGELES, WA, 98362 KARLA K. MOLLINET, 161 MOUNT MCDONALD ROAD, PORT ANGELES, WA, 98363 by both first class and certified mail on 9/14/2011, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on 9/15/2011, the Borrower and Grantor were personally served with said written notice of default or the written Notice of Default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII The Trustee's Sale will be held in accordance with Ch. 61.24 RCW and anyone wishing to bid at the sale will be required to have in his/her possession at the time the bidding commences, cash, cashier's check, or certified check in the amount of at least one dollar over the Beneficiary's opening bid. In addition, the successful bidder will be required to pay the full amount of his/her bid in cash, cashier's check, or certified check within one hour of the making of the bid. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all of their interest in the above described property. IX Anyone having any objection to the sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the same pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee's Sale. X NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS The purchaser at the Trustee's Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the Deed of Trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the Deed of Trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceeding under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with section 2 of this act. DATED: October 17, 2011 Effective Date: October 17, 2011 REGIONAL TRUSTEE SERVICES CORPORATION Trustee By: KAREN JAMES, AUTHORIZED AGENT Address: 616 1st Avenue, Suite 500 Seattle, WA 98104 Phone: (206) 340-2550 Sale Information: ASAP# 4114125 12/23/2011, 01/13/2012 Pub.: Dec. 23, 2011, Jan. 13, 2012

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Care Dewey Ehling directs Handel with Care, the annual singalong “Messiah” at Sequim’s Trinity United Methodist Church on Wednesday. CHRIS TUCKER/PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT






PT author gives reading of memoir of fisherman’s life BY DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ

True tales of the fisherman’s life are told in Along the Corkline, Gary Keister’s new book. Keister will give a free reading Thursday at Port Townsend’s Max Grover Gallery.


PORT TOWNSEND — Stories of life as a commercial fisherman in Alaska and the Puget Sound fill Along the Corkline, a new memoir from local writer Gary Keister. Corkline is the first book from Keister, who grew up in Anacortes at a time when salmon fishing in the sound was at its peak. He’ll give a free reading of the self-published work at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Max Grover Gallery, 630 Water St. Keister was just 8 years old when his father died — but another man stepped forward to help bring him up.

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“My mother had the foresight to encourage strong male role models in my life, beginning with my grandfather, a skipper, fisherman, and the best grandfather a boy could have.” Keister first went to sea as a young cabin boy, sleeping in a bunk the crew built over a workbench on the fishing vessel Veribus.

ten at sea and even recipes from crew members from around the globe. The book will be available for purchase at Thursday’s reading at He writes in Corkline the Max Grover Gallery that he went on to earn a good living as a commercial and is in stock at the Writers’ Workshoppe, fisherman; he was able to 234 Taylor St. downsupport his family and his town, for $17.95. The continued education until Writers’ Workshoppe can March 24, 1989, when the be reached at 360-379Exxon Valdez oil spill in 2617 or via www.Writers Alaska’s Prince William Sound wrought havoc on Keister is a lifelong the fortunes of so many. writer of poetry and Along the Corkline, Keister writes, is an explo- prose and has studied at Centrum’s Port ration of life lessons, as Townsend Writers’ Conwell as what he calls “the ference and other literfamily of community.” It is also about disaster ary programs. He lives and resilience, he said, add- near Port Townsend with his wife Susan, an ing that his book blends artist. photographs, poems writ-


Wooden-boat documentary now on DVD at Northwest Maritime Center BY DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT

PORT TOWNSEND — “Charlotte: A Wooden Boat Story,” a documentary first screened at this past September’s Wooden Boat Festival, is now available on DVD at the Chandlery inside the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St. “The Wooden Boat Chandlery has been chosen as the venue for releasing the DVD to the public,” said Chandlery manager Molly Klupfell. “Charlotte” tells the true tale of building a 50-foot schooner at the Gannon & Benjamin Marine Railway, a boatyard on the island of Martha’s Vineyard.

East Coast boatyard In this picture, filmmaker Jeffrey KusamaHinte follows everyday activities at the 21-year-old yard, which was established to design, build and care for traditional wooden boats. “Charlotte” also features an appearance by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, a Gannon & Benjamin client who comes to the builders with a boating problem. “The film captures the

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heart and soul of tradition, craftsmanship, family, community and the love of the sea,” Klupfell notes in the Chandlery’s announcement of the DVD release.

Captures spirit So the movie is about boat-building — and about adventure, patience and joy, she writes. And since its premiere this year, wooden boat enthusiasts have been singing its praises. “If you care even a little about [the craft of boat-

building], you cannot be unmoved by the portrait this lovely film paints,” wrote Jon Wilson, founder of Wooden Boat magazine. The DVD of “Charlotte” sells for $24.95 at the Chandlery. To learn more about other activities at the Chandlery and the Northwest Maritime Center, phone Klupfell at 360385-3628, ext. 101, or visit Much more information about the movie awaits at www.CharlottetheFilm. com/blog.

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Gathering songs out of the ether Musicians weave talents into CornStalks her notebook with her everywhere — except the shower, where “Enjoy the Journey” revealed itself one day. “I heard the melody and the words, all at once,” Trenerry said. She dried off and grabbed her guitar. For her 46th birthday last month, Trenerry’s husband gave her a small digital recorder, so she could sing — and compose — wherever she might be. It has been a prolific season, as she’s written gospel songs including “If I Cross Over,” about a family member’s passing, and “The Valley and the Hill,” about how music can change a person. Another new song Trenerry sings with the CornStalks is “Everything You Need.” It came out of a drawer, a special drawer filled with lyrics Trenerry and Mogi have written over the years. “Jason said, ‘Anything that’s in that drawer, you can have,’” so Trenerry helped herself. The CornStalks’ repertoire is leavened too by gospel songs that suit Doenges’ vocal range. “Stephanie has the perfect voice for that [genre],” Trenerry said. Then there are the Dylan songs, from “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” and “Tangled Up in Blue” to “Gotta Serve Somebody” done in the band’s own style. Dylan looms large among the CornStalks. Doenges saw him perform at The Gorge Amphitheater back when she was 15 — and managed to catch the egg-shaped percussion instrument he tossed to her.

The CornStalks, seen here during their debut performance Oct. 29 at the Vern Burton Community Center in Port Angeles, are Kim Trenerry, left, Stephanie Doenges and Paul Stehr-Green. When she had a baby boy two years ago, she named him, you guessed it, Dylan. Doenges, who was Stephanie Batson before she married Jess Doenges in September, is known to many as the singer with Rollin’ Waters. That group disbanded a few years ago, and Doenges took time off from performing after Dylan was born. She’s reveling now in her new outfit. Doenges was a teenager when she first heard Trenerry sing with Tongue and Groove and has looked up to her since. “She’s our force. I love working with her,” said Doenges, who plays harmonica in addition to singing. “This is the first time in my life I have made music with somebody and felt this amazing connection.” Stehr-Green, meanwhile, knits the group together with his bass lines — and with some of his own vocals. “When they let me sing the occasional lead, I have the two best backup singers ever,” he said. “Not only am I learning and playing music with

which I have no previous experience — for example, gospel — but I’m also learning to develop and use a new instrument: my voice.” The CornStalks have at least one more influence worth noting: Trenerry’s sister Tiffany Doetsch Branson. She just married a man from Iowa and moved to that corn-rich state, so Trenerry and Mogi got to talking about things like corn bread and corn fields. One thing led to another. The CornStalks already

have gigs booked into the new year: at the Port Angeles Library’s Art Blast on Jan. 13 and at the Junction Roadhouse at the intersection of U.S. Highway 101 and state Highway 112 on Feb. 18. More details await at Trenerry and Mogi’s website, www.Deadwood Trenerry, Doenges and Stehr-Green hope to build a following, naturally, and they already have a name for this fan base, thought up by a friend: the CornStalkers.


Deadwood Revival. They played concerts and festivals up and down the West PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT Coast for more than a PORT ANGELES — decade, developing the Paul Stehr-Green admits it. sound that blends old-time He’s having the time of music with some Grateful his life making music with Dead flavor stirred in. And a formidable pair of Trenerry and Mogi had women. fans — cheering crowds of The bass player, known them — but no contract for his recent work with with a major record label, the rock band SuperTrees nor much big-city radio airand other local artists, has play. become one of the CornSo Trenerry wondered: Stalks, a trio also starring Should we keep doing this? singers Kim Trenerry and Where are we headed? We Stephanie Doenges. certainly aren’t making “Performing with Kim much money. and Stephanie is nothing The answer came last short of amazing,” Stehrsummer. Trenerry realized Green said this week. that yes, making music is They are, in his words, what she wants to do with “angels with an attitude.” her life, regardless of The angels and their whether it brings her bassist will appear tonight national fame. It is what at Wine on the Waterfront, brings her — and her listhe all-ages venue upstairs teners — joy. in The Landing mall at 115 E. Railroad Ave. The cover Return to songwriting charge is $5 for an evening that will travel from gospel And so Trenerry to distinctly Pacific Northreturned to something western folk and back she’d gotten separated again. from years ago: songwritTrenerry, long the ing. female voice of the “proOne of her first cregressive jamgrass” band ations: “Enjoy the Journey,” Deadwood Revival, formed a song about, well, enjoying the CornStalks this fall, the ride rather than longamid a musical and pering for some remote destisonal renaissance. nation. Nearing her 46th birthShe began reading day, she found herself Songwriters on Songwritstanding at the proverbial ing, a book of reflections by crossroads. Trenerry, who is the likes of Laura Nyro, originally from Georgia Pete Seeger, Neil Young and started her performing and Bob Dylan. career in musical theater In it, the composers in Atlanta, had moved to write about how “songs are Port Angeles back in the sort of floating around out 1990s with Jason Mogi; the there in the ether,” Trenpair married and proerry said. ceeded to make music “If you listen, you’ll be together, first as Tongue given those songs.” and Groove and then as She listens, and carries BY DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ




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Moving music of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ bridges holiday gap BY DIANE URBANI





hen anticipating Handel with Care, Wednesday’s annual sing-along of Handel’s “Messiah,” the orchestrator doesn’t talk about the sound. Instead, Shirley Anderson talks about the feeling she has while surrounded — surrounded by sopranos, tenors, basses and altos who are her neighbors. “It feels terrific,” says Anderson, who organized the first Handel with Care some 12 years ago as a benefit for Sequim Community Aid. The singalong “Messiah” is still a fundraiser for the organization, which helps local families and individuals with basic living expenses, such as winter heating bills.

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Singers and listeners alike are invited to Handel with Care, this Wednesday night’s sing-along of Handel’s “Messiah” at Trinity United Methodist Church in Sequim. George F. Handel’s music is scheduled to warm the Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave., at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Admission, as always, is by

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This is a singalong for everyone — singer, listener, beginner, veteran — added Dewey Ehling, who has conducted it for seven years now. “We give scores to anybody who comes in, so they have the words in front of them whether they know the music or not,” he said.

Ehling encourages newcomers to observe, listen and “as they feel comfortable, go ahead and join in.

Fevered spirit “I think they will get caught up in the spirit of it,” he added. “It is contagious.” For each December’s Handel with Care, Ehling and a committee of musicians choose a set of selections from “The Messiah,” since singing all 52 songs in it would take about three hours. TURN







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Dewey Ehling conducts the singalong “Messiah” on Wednesday in Sequim.

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“Lonesome Road” by Saundra Cutsinger is among the diminutive paintings in the Sequim Museum & Arts Center’s Small Works Show & Sale.

$15 — have the option of having it sent using U.S. Postal Service priority-mail boxes available at the MAC, said publicist Renee Mizar. Little wonders Proceeds from the Small Works Show & Sale help The Small Works Show fund activities sponsored presents more than 100 by the museum and by original pieces, from paintSequim Arts, the nonprofit ings to pottery, all at 8 arts-promotion group servinches by 10 inches or ing the Dungeness Valley. smaller. They’re all disThese programs include art played inside the Museum exhibitions, workshops, & Arts Center, aka the MAC, at 175 W. Cedar St. in demonstrations, and the awarding of scholarships to Sequim. The venue, which local students. also offers historical exhibTo learn more about the its and a small gift shop, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. show and other MAC haptoday, as well as next Tues- penings, phone the museum at 360-683-8110 or visit day through Friday. Those who come in to Meanwhile, back in Port buy artwork — some of Angeles, the fine arts center which is priced as low as




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Gift of art The array of handmade and -painted scarves, jewelry, furniture, sculpture and other creations from across the Pacific Northwest awaits in the upstairs gathering room in the mall at 115 E. Railroad Ave.; it’s open from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. today. Dozens of contributing

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CONTINUED FROM A1 ended by the two holidays. She adores the occaThe singalong wraps in sion, too, for the way it about 100 minutes includ- brings people together in ing intermission, the con- song and in generosity. “I’m not a very good ductor said. singer. I just move around “We try to pick the stanand listen,” Anderson dards,” Ehling said. “One said. year I didn’t include ‘Unto And at the end of the Us a Child Is Born,’ and night, she counts the boy, did I hear about it. donations to Sequim Com“I also try to include munity Aid. one not-so-well-known “It’s neighbors helping song, so people can expand their knowledge of neighbors,” she said. “That’s what feels really the oratorio.” good.” Like Ehling, Anderson Bookend tradtion urges all community members to enjoy the In the 11 years since music Wednesday night. the late Port Angeles “Even if you’re not a Symphony conductor Nico Snel first led Handel with strong singer, you can sit next to someone and be Care, it has become a helped — or be amazed,” between-Christmas-andshe said. New Year’s tradition. “If you just want to “It’s like the sweet part hear it, come and listen, in the Oreo cookie,” said with me.” Anderson, as it’s book-

Last-minute shoppers still have ample opportunity to find one-of-a-kind presents today, provided they know where to look. And following this weekend, alongside all of the after-Christmas sales, two museum-sponsored displays of local art will still abide — with goods the organizers promise are sized and priced to move. At the Museum & Arts Center in downtown Sequim, the third annual Small Works Show & Sale is on, as is the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center’s Art Is a Gift exhibition. This pair of sales offer a diverse mix of the abstract, the wearable and the whimsical, and they’re open today for one last blast before the big day.

artists have filled this holiday art market with unusual items, said Port Angeles Fine Arts Center executive director Jake Seniuk. “Prices range to fit every budget, from the highly affordable to collector’s finds,” he noted, adding that many of the original pieces are in the neighborhood of $20 to $40. After its holiday break this Saturday and Sunday, Art Is a Gift’s doors will reopen Monday, to welcome art lovers between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. through Dec. 30. The art market is at The Landing thanks to mall owner Paul Cronauer, who donated the space. Thirty-five percent of the proceeds from Art Is a Gift sales benefit the financially beleaguered Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. At the center itself, the 25th anniversary show, “25! A Silver Milestone,” is on display, also through Dec. 30. The center’s Webster House Gallery is open from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday — though it’s closed this weekend — at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd. For more details, phone the center at 360-457-3532 or visit







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â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Sitterâ&#x20AC;? (R) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A college student on suspension is coaxed into baby-sitting the kids next door. At Lincoln Theater. Showtimes 5 p.m. today and Saturday, plus 9:10 p.m. today. Ends Saturday.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadowsâ&#x20AC;? (PG-13) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and his sidekick Dr. Watson (Jude Law) join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty. At Deer Park Cinema. Showtimes 12:30 p.m. 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. today and Saturday, plus 8 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. today.

G â&#x20AC;&#x201D; General audiences. All ages admitted. PG â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Parental guidance suggested; some material may not be suitable for children. PG-13 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Special parental guidance strongly suggested for children younger than 13. R â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Restricted. Younger than 17 requires parent. NC-17 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Adults only. NR â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Not rated by MPAA.

Fincherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s movie based on Stieg Larssonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best-selling novel. At Lincoln Theater. Showtimes 4:45 p.m. today and Saturday, plus 8 p.m. today.

father and an automaton. At Deer Park Cinema. Directed by Martin Scorsese Showtimes 1:45 p.m. and 4:14 p.m. today and Saturday, plus 6:45 p.m. today.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hugoâ&#x20AC;? (PG) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; In 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocolâ&#x20AC;? (PG-13) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his team are abandoned by

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1â&#x20AC;? (PG13) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Quileute and the Volturi close in on expectant

parents Edward and Bella. First part of the fourth book in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Twilight Sagaâ&#x20AC;? series based on the books set in the West End and Port Angeles. Filmed in British Columbia. At Lincoln Theater. Showtime 6:50 p.m. today. â&#x20AC;&#x153;War Horseâ&#x20AC;? (PG-13) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse, Joey, is sold to the cavalry. At Deer Park Cinema. Starts Sunday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We Bought a Zooâ&#x20AC;? (PG) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A father (Matt Damon) moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and reopen a struggling zoo. At Deer Park Cinema. Showtimes 1:30 and 4 p.m. today and Saturday plus 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. today.

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