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A sea gull holds court atop a light fixture at The Landing mall along the Port Angeles waterfront.
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Carnival-goers take a spin on the roller coaster at the Clallam County Fair. The four-day 2012 fair ends today with a full array of events, including the Demolition Derby at 5 p.m. Story, more photos on Page C1
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PORT ANGELES â€” Paul Cronauer, a Port Angeles business leader, environmental innovator and owner of The Landing mall, is dead. Cronauer, 63, who had been fighting cancer, died in his Port Angeles home at 11 p.m. Thursday, according to Phil Lusk, city power resource manager, and other friends. Further details were unavailable.
Mayor Cherie Kidd named April 21 as Paul Cronauer Day in a ceremony earlier this year, recognizing him as â€œa man who has accepted the challenge that Earth Day is a day intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earthâ€™s natural environment.â€? He accepted the mayorâ€™s proclamation before more than 100 who were in attendance at the The Landing, where he had installed a cutting-edge battery storage project. TURN
PA curbs bird population at the source BY PAUL GOTTLIEB PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES â€” Whether you praise or condemn the squawking gangs of sea gulls in Port Angeles â€” and the whitestreaks they create by their droppings â€” more of the birds would be creating a ruckus if not for an abatement practice that suffocates chicks in their shells. A federal sea gull management program has prevented 950 chicks from being hatched atop downtown buildings since 2004 by spraying the birdsâ€™ eggs with corn oil, a U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services district supervisor said last week.
Port Angeles is the only city on the North Olympic Peninsula taking part in the Integrated Pest Management Program, which is intended to reduce the sea gull population and limit the amount of sea gull feces coating sidewalks and streets and splattered on cars, District Supervisor Matt Cleland said. Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Teresa Verraes said Friday she would immediately find out more about enacting the program in Port Townsendâ€™s richly Victorian downtown historical district, a shoreline-hugging magnet for tourists as well as sea gulls.
Damaging droppings Sea gull droppings are highly acidic, damaging roof surfaces and, if not quickly wiped off, ruining car paint, said Jaye Moore, director of the Northwest Raptor & Wildlife Center in Sequim. TURN
Charming bridal site cutting back Couple will keep reduced gardens BY DIANE URBANI
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DUNGENESS â€” The house, the horses and the hawks . . . theyâ€™re staying. But the â€œI doâ€™sâ€? are just about done. The Cutting Garden, site of some 350 strolls down the flowery outdoor aisle, is cutting back â€” way back â€” by mid-September.
â€œWeâ€™re retiring from the wedding business,â€? said Catherine Mix, who with her husband Tom built The Cutting Gardenâ€™s blossoming displays and pathways in 2000. Sept. 9 is the last scheduled wedding, and then thereâ€™s one more public event: the Opulent Art Show, a food-and-fine-art fair (www.opulentartshow.com) set for Sept. 15 at The Cutting Garden, 303 Dahlia Llama Lane, off WoodKEITH THORPE/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS cock Road. Tom and Catherine Mix, owners of The Cutting Garden, are retiring from hosting TURN TO GARDEN/A6 weddings in favor of more intimate gatherings at their scenic location in rural Sequim.
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recent X-rays show that the She said she was stunned singer-rapper must “rest when Hanks, his wife, Rita her voice for a few days.” Wilson, and their two sons walked through the door. Hagensen said Hanks A surprise visit and his family ate breakThe owner of a diner in fast and left, but not before North Dakota got a surNICKI MINAJ HAS a couple of photos were canceled her appearance at prise Friday when actor taken and he signed a couthis weekend’s V Festival in Tom Hanks showed up for ple of T-shirts. an early breakfast. the United Kingdom Tammy because of damage to her Improper use? Hagensen vocal chords. Attorneys for Pizza Hut said she got Her repand The Home Depot are a call resentative denying that a pair of ads Thursday said in an improperly used music by evening email that The Black Keys. from a jet Minaj had The Grammy-winning company to back out band sued the companies in that often of her Hanks June, claiming they used sends their shows Satthe band’s music to sell pilots to TNT’s Diner in urday and Minaj pizza and power tools. The West Fargo. today A company official asked companies separately because of “strained vocal if she would open early Fri- denied the band’s allegachords.” tions in court documents day for a special guest Minaj performed a free filed Thursday and Friday concert in New York City whose name could not be in Los Angeles. on Wednesday, though she revealed right away. had been advised by her Each company is asking Hagensen told the doctor to rest. Forum newspaper that she a judge to have the band Her rep now says her pay their attorneys’ fees if agreed to open early voice is “worse” and that they win the case. because she was curious.
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SVETOZAR GLIGORIC, 89, a legendary Serbian and Yugoslav chess grandmaster who was the national champion 12 times and one of the world’s top players in the 20th century, has died in Belgrade, Serbia. Serbia’s Chess Federation said Mr. Gligoric died Tuesday and was buried in the Serbian capital Friday. Media in Serbia reported that Mr. Gligoric died of a stroke. “We have been painfully deprived of a truly great man,” the federation said on its website. “He was a legend.” Mr. Gligoric was born in 1923 in Belgrade in what was then the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. He made his first chess career moves early, winning his first title at age 15 at the Belgrade Chess Club championship. Mr. Gligoric was from a poor family, and both his parents died by the time he was 17 and World War II was about to start. During the war, Mr. Gligoric’s joined the anti-Nazi guerrillas and put his chess career on hold. After winning his first international tournament in Warsaw, Poland, in 1947, Mr. Gligoric became Yugoslavia’s champion 12 times and played at 15 biennial Chess Olympiads, collect-
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■ Port Angeles High School’s Freshman Rider Day will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 31. A story on Page A1 Wednesday in the Clallam County edition gave the wrong date. ■ Tickets to the Clallam County Fair are available only at the gate today at the fairgrounds at 1608 W. 16th St. in Port Angeles. A report on Page B1 Friday erroneously said fair tickets were available at businesses in Port Angeles, Sequim and Forks. Those outlets were selling only carnival presale tickets, no longer available.
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The 337-foot cruisertype Coast Guard cutter Samuel D. Ingham has arrived in Port Angeles to take permanent station. Seen Around Its 112 officers and Peninsula snapshots enlisted men are looking forward to establishing A SEPTIC PUMP truck in Port Angeles with homes in Port Angeles, its skipper said, after a sumthe wording on its side: mer in the North Pacific “REALLY gross weight and temporary duty in 14,000 lbs.” . . . Seattle and Puget Sound WANTED! “Seen Around” Navy Yard in Bremerton. items. Send them to PDN News “We feel certain that we Desk, P.O. Box 1330, Port Angeles are going to enjoy living in WA 98362; fax 360-417-3521; or Port Angeles, and we are email news@peninsuladailynews. com. keen to get established and
make ourselves a part of the community,” Lt. Cmdr. W.W. Kenner, acting commanding officer, told Mayor Ralph E. Davis and others of a greeting committee of Port Angeles government, civic and business leaders. The Ingham was commissioned last spring and went on Bering Sea patrol duty until the end of July, when it was sent to Port Angeles.
1962 (50 years ago) The Robert F. Kennedy party vacationing in Olympic National Park got an
overall view of the countryside on a horseback trip almost to Dodger Peak in the park’s rugged interior. Three of the four Kennedy children did not make the ride with their parents, choosing to remain behind to fish, reported park Assistant Superintendent Oscar Sedergren. They landed nine trout among the three of them, Sedergren said. Scheduled today was a ride up the Hayes River into the Press Valley area for more sightseeing and some fishing by Attorney General Kennedy and U.S.
Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas. [Photos of the KennedyDouglas trip appear today on Page A9 and at www. peninsuladailynews.com.]
1987 (25 years ago) Dry weather seemed just the ticket for the Jefferson County Fair over the weekend. An estimate 13,000 people — about 1,000 more than last year — attended the 50th fair. “It was really successful, said Bob Bates, Fair Board president.
Looking Back From the files of The Associated Press
TODAY IS SUNDAY, Aug. 19, the 232nd day of 2012. There are 134 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On Aug. 19, 1812, the USS Constitution defeated the British frigate HMS Guerriere off Nova Scotia during the War of 1812, earning the nickname “Old Ironsides.” On this date: ■ In 1807, Robert Fulton’s North River Steamboat arrived in Albany, two days after leaving New York. ■ In 1848, the New York Herald reported the discovery of gold in California. ■ In 1909, the first automobile races were run at the just-opened Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
■ In 1934, a plebiscite in Germany approved the vesting of sole executive power in Adolf Hitler. ■ In 1936, the first of a series of show trials orchestrated by Soviet leader Josef Stalin began in Moscow as 16 defendants faced charges of conspiring against the government; all were convicted and executed. ■ In 1942, during World War II, about 6,000 Canadian and British soldiers launched a disastrous raid against the Germans at Dieppe, France, suffering more than 50 percent casualties. ■ In 1951, the owner of the St. Louis Browns, Bill Veeck, sent in 3-foot-7 Eddie Gaedel to pinch-hit in a game against Detroit. In his
only major league at-bat, Gaedel walked on four pitches and was replaced at first base by a pinchrunner. ■ In 1980, 301 people aboard a Saudi Arabian L-1011 died as the jetliner made a fiery emergency return to the Riyadh airport. ■ In 1982, Soviet cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya became the second woman to be launched into space. ■ In 1991, Soviet hard-liners made the stunning announcement that President Mikhail S. Gorbachev had been removed from power. The coup attempt collapsed two days later. ■ Ten years ago: A Russian military helicopter crashed after
being shot down by rebels in Chechnya, killing 127 people. ■ Five years ago: Hurricane Dean, which already had killed eight people on its destructive march across the Caribbean, pummeled Jamaica with gusting winds and torrential rains as a Category 4 storm. ■ One year ago: Three men — Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jesse Misskelley — who’d spent nearly two decades in prison for the nightmarish slayings of three Cub Scouts in Arkansas, went free after being permitted to plead guilty to murder in exchange for time served. The so-called West Memphis Three continue to maintain their innocence.
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A3 Briefly: Nation Philadelphia policeman shot, killed on street PHILADELPHIA — An offduty police officer was shot and killed as he walked along a north Philadelphia street early Saturday, and police announced rewards totaling $30,000 for information leading to an arrest in the case. Officer Moses Walker Jr., 40, had just finished his shift when he was shot several times around 6 a.m. about four blocks from Walker the 22nd District station, police said. The 19-year veteran of the force was pronounced dead at Hahnemann University Hospital. Lt. Raymond Evers said Walker’s service weapon was found under his body, but police don’t know whether it was discharged. The city is offering a $20,000 reward and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 is offering a $10,000 reward, police said.
Natives rue land sale SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Nearly 2,000 acres of prime real estate nestled in the Black Hills of South Dakota are for sale to the highest bidder. But the offer to sell the land
near Mount Rushmore and historic Deadwood has distressed Native American tribes who consider it a sacred site. Although the land has been privately owned, members of the Great Sioux Nation — known as Lakota, Dakota and Nakota — have been allowed to gather there each year to perform ceremonial rituals they believe are necessary for harmony, health and well-being. The tribes have banded together to try to raise money to buy back as much of the land as they can. But with a week to go until the Aug. 25 auction, they have only about $110,000 committed for property they believe will sell for $6 million to $10 million.
Today’s news shows WASHINGTON — Guest lineups for today’s TV news shows: ■ ABC’s “This Week” — Stephanie Cutter, deputy campaign manager for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign; Kevin Madden, adviser to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign; Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa; Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.; Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform ■ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Govs. Martin O’Malley, D-Md., and Bob McDonnell, R-Va.; Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed; Ted Cruz, Republican Senate nominee in Texas. ■ CBS’s “Face the Nation” — Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani; Norquist; Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress. ■ CNN’s “State of the Union” — Cutter; Eric Fehrnstrom, adviser to Romney’s campaign; former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa. ■ “Fox News Sunday” — Ed Gillespie, adviser to Romney’s campaign; Robert Gibbs, adviser to Obama’s campaign.
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Briefly: World WikiLeaks asylum vexes U.K., Ecuador LONDON — Britain is seeking an amicable solution with Ecuador to its diplomatic standoff over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a U.K. official insisted Saturday, as the secretspiller prepared to make his first public statement since the Latin American nation confirmed it would offer him asylum. Assange, who took shelter in the Ecuadorian Embassy on June 19 after he exhausted all routes of appeal in the U.K. to avoid extradition to Assange Sweden for questioning over sexual misconduct allegations, is scheduled to make a public statement today. London diplomats have spoken with Ecuadorian Ambassador Ana Alban since the South American nation granted Assange asylum Thursday, a move which threatens to further complicate Sweden’s two-yearlong attempt to have the activist extradited from Britain. Assange, an Australian, shot to international prominence in 2010 when his WikiLeaks website began publishing a huge trove of American diplomatic and military secrets — including
250,000 U.S. embassy cables that highlight the sensitive, candid and often embarrassing backroom dealings of U.S. diplomats.
New U.N. point-man BEIRUT — The Syrian government on Saturday welcomed the naming of a former Algerian diplomat as the U.N.’s new pointman in efforts to halt the country’s escalating civil war. Activists reported more shelling by regime troops, including an air attack on a northern border town where scores died last week. In a statement, the office of Vice President Farouk alSharaa not only expressed support for Lakhdar Brahimi, it also denied reports circulating in Arab media that al-Sharaa had defected to the opposition. Al-Sharaa “did not think, at any moment, of leaving the country,” the statement said.
Storm makes landfall VERACRUZ, Mexico — Former Tropical Storm Helene headed inland on Mexico’s Gulf Coast on Saturday after making landfall and quickly losing strength, falling to a tropical depression. Helene still posed a threat to areas where thousands of people were still recovering from flooding spawned last week by Hurricane Ernesto. But the Veracruz state civil defense office said none of the region’s numerous rivers had reached flood stage. The Associated Press
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President Barack Obama shakes hands after campaigning Saturday at a high school in New Hampshire.
Republican vice-presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan and his mother, Betty Ryan Douglas, wave at a rally in Florida.
Medicare future takes over presidential race Obama, Ryan hurl barbs on campaign trail BY JIM KUHNHENN AND PHILIP ELLIOTT THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
THE VILLAGES, Fla. — Who loves Medicare more? President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney’s running mate vied for that distinction Saturday as Medicare became the latest flashpoint in a presidential campaign of flying elbows. The issue is dicey for both sides: ■ Obama is steering billions from the entitlement to help pay for the expansion of coverage under his health care law. ■ Ryan is a champion of overhauling Medicare to make the traditional program no longer the mainstay for tomorrow’s elderly — just one of many old-age health insurance choices. But that didn’t stop them from going head-on.
Medicare ‘piggybank’ On a day Romney devoted to raising campaign cash in Massachusetts, Ryan accused Obama of raiding the Medicare “piggybank” to pay for his health care overhaul and he warned starkly that hospi-
tals and nursing homes may close as a result. The Wisconsin congressman introduced his 78-year-old mother to an audience of seniors in Florida and passionately defended a program that has provided oldage security for two generations of his own family. “She planned her retirement around this promise,” Ryan said as Betty Ryan Douglas looked on. “That’s a promise we have to keep.” Campaigning in Windham, N.H., Obama said it’s a promise that the Republican ticket would tear up.
‘Voucherizing’ system “You would think they would avoid talking about Medicare, given the fact that both of them have proposed to voucherize the Medicare system,” he said. “But I guess they figure the best defense is to try to go on offense. “So, New Hampshire, here is what you need to know: Since I have been in office, I have strengthened Medicare.” Ryan, a deficit hawk and the House Republicans’ chief budget writer, has stood out in Washington for laying out tough spending choices that many lawmakers in both parties avoid. So it was almost inevitable that his selection as running mate would vault Medicare to the top of
the campaign debate. Democrats say it’s a debate they are glad to have because voters tend to trust them more than Republicans on the big social entitlements. But Obama has vulnerabilities, too, given the Medicare cuts he pushed to expand health insurance for the nation and to keep the costs of doing so in line. The Obama campaign recognizes that Romney and Ryan have been pre-emptive and tried to neutralize the usual Democratic on Medicare by advantage by striking first with a Medicare ad and with their criticism of Obama’s health law. “They are being dishonest about my plan because they can’t sell their plan,” the president said. Ryan’s proposal in Congress would encourage future retirees to consider private coverage that the government would help pay for through a voucher-like system, while keeping the traditional program as an option. According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, Medicare over time would spend thousands less per senior citizen under the Ryan plan than under current policy. Critics say that would shift heavy costs to individual retirees. The government could always spend more than anticipated to meet changing realities, but at the cost of deeper deficits.
Some return home, but others flee wildfires in Western states THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Hundreds of residents across the West are returning home to find out whether their homes were spared. In Idaho, some people were told to evacuate as encroaching blazes neared Idaho towns. The towns of Pine and Featherville remained in the path of a 130-square-mile wildfire that has been burning for two weeks. Authorities had been asking residents to prepare to leave. “It’s a very active, very dangerous fire,” said fire information officer Steve Till. Crews “were
prepared for it but civilians are probably much better not being here.” The fire burning through timber grew 15 square miles overnight and within 24 hours is predicted to reach the community of Featherville, where fire crews have set up to protect about 366 residential buildings. To the west, many residents were returning to the south and east sides of a 35-square mile blaze near Cle Elum in the Cascade Range, about 75 miles east of Seattle. That fire burned out of control for much of last week, destroying
70 residential properties and 210 other structures. Crews in California made progress on some of the nearly dozen wildfires burning across that state. About 400 residents were allowed to return home in a rural area of San Diego County north of the Laguna Mountains. Firefighters also have been making progress against a series of wildfires burning in Northern California, but officials say more than 900 lightning strikes late Friday and early Saturday have started more fires.
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West: Border Patrol agent union’s ex-leader indicted
Nation: First lady to meet with victims of shooting
Nation: Uranium plant resumes following breach
World: Russian clerics ask for punk band mercy
TERENCE J. BONNER, who led the union representing Border Patrol agents for more than two decades until his retirement last year, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in San Diego on charges of diverting hundreds of thousands of dollars in union funds for personal use. Bonner, president of the National Border Patrol Council for 22 years starting in 1989, is accused of submitting expense vouchers for meals, car rentals, luggage, books and other union-related activities when he was traveling for personal reasons. Bonner, 59, did not immediately respond to phone messages.
FIRST LADY MICHELLE Obama plans to go to Milwaukee this week to meet with family members of those killed and injured in a Sikh temple shooting this month. The White House said the first lady’s visit Thursday is part of the administration’s outreach to the Sikh community after the Aug. 5 shooting. A gunman killed six people attending Sunday services before killing himself. The gunman was associated with white supremacists and neo-Nazi groups. Investigators say they may never know for certain what prompted his attack.
OFFICIALS REFER TO the Y-12 National Security Complex near Knoxville, Tenn., as the “Fort Knox for highly enriched uranium,” which is why an unprecedented incursion by an 82-year-old nun and two fellow protesters has critics mocking the notion that the weapons plant is secure. Operations resumed last week after being shut down over the embarrassing incident 18 days earlier. The Department of Energy has called on the contractor that runs the sensitive facility to explain why it shouldn’t be replaced. Y-12 makes uranium parts for every warhead in the U.S. nuclear arsenal.
RUSSIA’S TOP ORTHODOX clerics on Saturday asked for mercy for a punk band for an anti-government protest in a Moscow cathedral, but the church’s forgiveness is unlikely to change the band’s punishment in a case that caused an international furor over political dissent in Russia. Despite its plea for clemency for the three rock activists, a leading cleric called the demonstration “awful” and defiant of the powerful church that is the heart of Russia’s national identity. The case ended Friday with the three band members’ conviction for hooliganism and sentence to two years each in prison.
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PA woman prepared to plead guilty Vehicular homicide trail slated BY ROB OLLIKAINEN PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — Amber Steim’s lawyer told a Clallam County Superior Court judge on Friday that his client is prepared to plead guilty to vehicular homicide and reckless endangerment for the March 2011 death of a home health nurse. Barring a plea agreement, the 25-year-old Port
Angeles woman will go on trial Sept. 17 for the death of E l l e n DeBondt, 44. DeBondt Steim was killed in head-on wreck while traveling to work on state Highway 112 west of Port Angeles. Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney Deb Kelly said she has not received a report from a defense expert that she needs to interview before trial. Superior Court Judge S. Brooke Taylor scheduled an Aug. 31 hearing for consid-
eration of Kelly’s request for discovery and a Sept. 6 hearing for pretrial motions. “Mrs. Kelly and I have been in aggressive settlement discussions,” said Port Angeles attorney Ralph Anderson. Steim is charged with vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment and witness tampering in the death of the well-known health care provider and avid outdoorswoman.
Blood-alcohol level The State Patrol said Steim was driving with a 0.23 blood-alcohol level — nearly three times over the
0.08 legal limit — when she crossed a centerline and rumble strip and crashed into DeBondt’s pickup truck at 7:54 a.m. on March 6, 2011, at Oxenford Road east of Joyce. Kelly said she filed two motions to compel evidence from the defense, the last of which had an Aug. 10 deadline. As of Friday, Kelly said she had not received the report she needs from Dr. Kenneth Muscatel, a Seattle neuropsychologist who will likely testify that Steim suffered a concussion in the wreck. Anderson said Muscatel is waiting on a report he needs from Olympic Medi-
cal Center, where Steim was treated after the crash. “I understand that Mr. Anderson may not be able to control his investigator,” said Kelly, who did not address a potential settlement in Friday’s status hearing. “Be that as it may, the state is entitled to this information.” Kelly added: “Were the state in this situation, I suspect defense counsel would be asking for sanctions.” Taylor made no rulings Friday other than to schedule the next court dates. Taylor was sitting in for Judge Ken Williams, who has handled the Steim case. Williams was out of the area this week attending to a family emergency.
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arranged for University of Washington atmospheric sciences professor and regional weather expert Cliff Mass to testify about the icy road conditions on the morning of the wreck. He also hired an accident reconstruction expert to recreate the scene. Both of those experts were called off.
Guilty plea Anderson said he has offered a guilty plea on the vehicular homicide and reckless endangerment charges. “We won’t plea on the witness tampering,” Anderson said. Anderson said Muscatel will testify that Steim suffered a concussion in the wreck and was stilled dazed when she told a friend to remind her lawyer that she drank alcohol after the crash because she was in pain. Anderson said he had subpoenaed OMC to release his client’s medical information. “The only thing that has not been done was getting the records from the hospital so that we can confirm whether she had a concussion or not,” Anderson said, adding that he is otherwise fully prepared for trial. “This is the most prepared serious case that I have ever been involved in,” he said. Kelly maintained that she needs the final report from Muscatel that Williams ordered. “I understand counsel’s situation, it’s certainly one the state has been in, where we’ve done everything that we could to get something but hadn’t been able to get it,” Kelly said. “Frankly, the court says that’s not good enough.” More than two dozen of DeBondt’s friends and family members attended the hearing wearing pink hearts on their shirts in DeBondt’s memory.
“We indicated, after the blood tests came back, that were interested in pleading to vehicular homicide as charged at that time,” Anderson told Taylor. “We then went on a seven- or eight-month wild goose chase.” Anderson was referring to the first-degree murder with extreme indifference charge that Kelly filed in April. Williams dismissed the charge in July after Anderson filed a “Knapstad motion” based on 1986 case law that allows defendants to request dismissal of a murder charge. Anderson argued that the facts did not support a first-degree murder charge. Kelly filed a motion for Williams to reconsider the dismissal, but the judge was satisfied with Anderson’s arguments. Another hold-up was a findng that Steim violated her bail conditions. After posting a $100,000 bail, Steim was required to wear a Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring bracelet, which detected a 0.058 percent blood-alcohol level in October. Steim was remanded ________ back to the Clallam County jail, where she is currently Reporter Rob Ollikainen can be being held on $500,000 bail. reached at 360-452-2345, ext. In preparing to argue his 5072, or at rollikainen@peninsula 21st murder case, Anderson dailynews.com.
Eleanor Stopps award nominations being accepted PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Marine Science Center is seeking nominations for the 2012 Eleanor Stopps Environmental Leadership Award. The award recognizes people on the North Olympic Peninsula who are stewards of the environment and have demonstrated leadership in efforts to protect the natural world. Nominations must be submitted to the marine science center before 5 p.m. Aug. 31. The winner and runnersup will be honored at the marine science center’s Stewardship Breakfast at the Fort Worden Commons at 8 a.m. Oct. 4. Stopps, who died of cancer in April at the age of 92, was responsible for the 1982 establishment of the Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge, the only refuge created during the Reagan administration. With no special political base or powerful financial backers, Stopps — a housewife and mother — testified before the state Legislature and the U.S. Congress and persuaded Congress through tireless letter-writing and lobbying over a decade to grant Protection Island national wildlife refuge status. The island near the mouth of Discovery Bay in the Strait of Juan de Fuca is home to more than 75 percent of the seabirds that nest in the state, excluding the Pacific coast, and con-
tains one of the last two nesting colonies of tufted puffins in the Puget Sound area. Since 2005, Stopps’ legacy of citizen leadership has been recognized through the annual award. Previous winners, by year, are: ■ 2005 — Katharine Baril, who was then a natural resource educator and planner for Washington State University. ■ 2006 — Anne Murphy, executive director, Port Townsend Marine Science Center. ■ 2007 — Tom Jay and Sara Mall Johani, artists and environmentalists. ■ 2008 — Al Latham, Jefferson County Conservation District ranger. ■ 2009 — Peter Bahls, Northwest Watershed Institute director. ■ 2010 — Sarah Spaeth, executive director, Jefferson Land Trust. ■ 2011 — Dick and Marie Goin of Port Angeles, for their involvement in salmon restoration projects across the Peninsula and in Olympic National Park. For more information, and to get nomination forms, contact Brian Kay at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 360385-5582. Nominations must be received by email to info@ ptmsc.org or by delivering it or mailing it to the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, 532 Battery Way, Port Townsend, WA 98368. For more about the marine life center, visit www.ptmsc.org.
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Free concerts slated at Peninsula venues PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
Music lovers can bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets, sunshades if itâ€™s sunny and wraps if not to free outdoor concerts on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend. Two family-friendly concerts are planned in Sequim, with other in Port Angeles and Port Townsend. Here is the schedule:
Sequim â– Sequim City Band â€” Today, 2 p.m., at the James Center for the Performing Arts amphitheater in the Sequim Water Reuse Park, 563 N. Rhodefer Road, just north of Carrie Blake Park. The 60-member band is commemorating its 20th anniversary with a free concert of music from around the globe, plus cake and lemonade. The concert will begin with a tribute to the bandâ€™s late founder Chuck Swisher. At 3 p.m., it will offer another special program with director Sanford Feibus and guest conductor
Briefly . . . Publishing presentation set Thursday DUNGENESS â€” Book designer Magdalena Bassett will give a free presentation Thursday on selfpublishing printed books and e-books at the Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2781 Towne Road. In her 6 p.m. discussion, Bassett will cover â€œpublish ondemandâ€? versus conventional Bassett printing; publishing on Amazon.com, Kindle, Lulu.com and other platforms; acquiring ISBN numbers and barcodes and self-publishing of novels, family histories, poetry, childrenâ€™s books, photo albums, recipes and other collections. Bassett will also show examples of self-published books. For more details about the 90-minute talk, see www.BassettStudio.com.
Lylburn Layer of the North Cascades Concert Band. â– Music in the Park â€” Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Electric Blue Sun (original jazz fusion). The concert is part of the city of Sequimâ€™s Music in the Park series every Tuesday through Aug. 28 at the James Center in the Sequim Water Reuse Park just north of Carrie Blake Park. Snacks are available from a concession stand staffed by the Sequim High School Band Boosters. Final concert: Stardust Big Band (Big Band Swing), Aug. 28.
Port Angeles â– Concert on the Pier â€” Wednesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sequimarimba (feelgood marimba). This is part of the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerceâ€™s Concert on the Pier series. Concerts are every Wednesday through Sept. 5 at City Pier. City Pier is a no-smoking, no-skateboards, alcoholfree venue. Some chairs are available for disabled people and
Little rain forecast for this weekend BY PAUL GOTTLIEB PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
lightning will actually have ended by about midnight tonight. The thunderstorms were expected to produce less than the quarter-inch of rain that is normally needed to pierce a forest canopy and dampen the tinder-dry forest floor, Haner said. â€œThe thunderstorms are supposed to produce very little rain, if any,â€? he said. Itâ€™s been about a month since itâ€™s rained a quarterinch in any single shower in Clallam and Jefferson counties, Haner said.
The lightning show forecast for Clallam and Jefferson counties this weekend was expected to have vanished by today, and with it the red-flag alert indicating a danger of wildfires, the National Weather Service said. But the predicted storms were not expected to carry enough rain to ameliorate tinder-dry forest conditions brought about by weeks of little-to-no rain on much of the North Olympic Peninsula, fire weather forecaster Andy Haner said Saturday. Threat of wildfires
The threat of wildfires was great enough for the state Department of Natural Resources to move 55 fire engines from wildfireprone Eastern Washington to west of the Cascades, Haner said. A return to cooler weather is expected today, with a high of 67 forecast for Port Angeles and Port Townsend and lows of 52 for Port Angeles and 54 in Port Townsend forecast for tonight. Today is expected to be cloudy with a few sun breaks in the afternoon â€” and little to no rainfall, Haner said.
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PORT ANGELES â€” The public can hear about research conducted during the start of the Elwha River restoration at free presentations Monday and Wednesday during the four-day 2012 Elwha River Science Symposium at Peninsula College. Much of the symposium covering the $325 million river restoration project is limited to those who have pre-registered and is geared toward guests with a technical background in the fields of physical river processes, biology and engineering. But the public is invited to presentations about the science of the restoration project on Monday night and Wednesday morning at the Little Theater on the college campus at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. â€œItâ€™s a historic event. There is a lot we can learn from it,â€? said Rainey McKenna, Olympic National Park spokeswoman.
Monday presentation The first of the two free public events at 6:30 p.m. Monday will begin and end with a walk-through poster presentation of the history and progress of the project, undertaken by the National Park Service with the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe as a partner, that has already resulted in the removal of Elwha Dam and more than half of Glines Canyon Dam, which blocked fish passage upstream and the flow of sediment downstream for 100 years. Scientists presenting materials at the poster walk-
through will be available for a question-and-answer session after the main presentation, McKenna said. The evening will begin with an introduction by Todd Suess, acting superintendent of Olympic National Park, and comments from Luke Robins, president of Peninsula College, and Francis Charles, chairwoman of the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe. Guests will see a 20-minute film clip from John Gussmanâ€™s documentary film â€œReturn of the Riverâ€? and an overview of events by Seattle Times journalist Linda Mapes. Gussman, a Sequim filmmaker who has been exploring the Elwha watershed for more than two decades, began work on the documentary film three years ago, capturing the early processes of the historic undertaking. Presentations from river restoration project managers about physical river processes and biological monitoring of the river and dam sites will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Panelists include Brian Krohmer, project manager for Barnard Construction â€” the contractor dismantling the two dams on the Elwha River â€” Tim Randle, hydraulic engineer for the Bureau of Reclamation; George Press, fisheries biologist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Guy Gelfenbaum, coastal geologic and oceanographic researcher for U.S. Geological Survey; Mike McHenry, fisheries habitat biologist for the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe; and
Joshua Chenoweth, botanical restorationist for Olympic National Park. The panel of Elwha River will present their findings during the forum, and will be available for a questionand-answer session at the end of the event, McKenna said. For those who cannot attend in person, a live podcast of both public events will be available online at www.pencol.edu/events/ elwha-science-symposium. The scientific, registration-only portions of the symposium, located at Nature Bridge at Olympic National Park, are sold-out.
Compare notes The symposium offers scientists in different fields the opportunity to compare notes on what they are seeing in various parts of the river system. â€œThis is something that has never been done before,â€? McKenna said. There are dam removals every year, but none on the scale of the Elwha River project, she said. McKenna explained that plant life, fish, sediment, and effects on near-shore areas of the Strait of Juan de Fuca are all party of a very complex set of interactions. Symposium presentations allow the researchers to learn what other researchers have discovered, to compare notes on their findings, and to put all of the parts together, she said.
________ Reporter Arwyn Rice can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5070, or at arwyn.rice@peninsula dailynews.com.
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Thunderstorms bearing lightning were expected to roll through the Peninsula on Saturday afternoon, when the heaviest concentration of bolts was expected, Haner said. A red flag warning, which indicates extreme fire danger due to lack of rain, was to continue in effect for the western side of the Peninsula from Lake Crescent west through 11 p.m. Saturday and the eastern side of the Peninsula from Lake Crescent through Port Hempfest packed Townsend until 5 a.m. today, SEATTLE â€” Thousands Haner said. of people streamed to the â€œIâ€™m pretty sure by the ________ second day of Seattle time the expiration times Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb Hempfest on Saturday. come around, the lightning can be reached at 360-452-2345, People of all ages wanthreat will have ended,â€? he 5060, or at paul.gottlieb@ dered along the waterfront said, adding he expects the ext. peninsuladailynews.com. park, stopping at booths to buy caramel popcorn, Are you looking to enrich your childâ€™s kindergarten experience? inspect glass bongs and pick up information on ,JOEFS,JETJTDVSSFOUMZPĂ˛FSJOHPQFOFOSPMMNFOUGPS'BMM marijuana dispensaries. The three-day event is %BZTB8FFLt"GUFSDBSFBWBJMBCMFVOUJMQN billed as the nationâ€™s largest marijuana rally to end $70 per week with state assistance accepted cannabis prohibition. It Snacks & Meals Included draws tens of thousands of visitors each day for music, This academic program explores Math and speakers and food. literacy everyday with weekly Spanish, Art, This yearâ€™s event comes and Music Instruction. t as Washington, Oregon and www.positiveplaceforkids.net Colorado have measures on the November ballot to legalize marijuana. Washingtonâ€™s measure, Initiative 502, would allow sales of up to an ounce of dried marijuana at state-licensed stores. The unusual combination of genuine Swarovski Peninsula Daily News Crystal and metallic elements have been brought together to bring to you the casual, yet elegant, and The Associated Press
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The public can hear about research conducted during the start of the Elwha River restoration during the four-day 2012 Elwha River Science Symposium at Peninsula College.
early arrivals. Next concert: Bound to Happen (rock â€™nâ€™ roll) Aug. 29.
â– Concerts on the Dock â€” Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Lifestyles of the Poor and Unknown and The Blasted Kids. Concerts in the Port Townsend Concerts on the Dock music series are each Thursday through Aug. 30 â€” with a final concert on Wednesday, Sept. 5 â€” at the Pope Marine Park-City Dock Civic Plaza. Music is sponsored by local businesses, the Port Townsend Main Street Program, Puget Sound Energy and the city of Port Townsend. Food vendors and a beer and wine garden are available. Seating opens at 5 p.m. Next concert: Shady Grove, Aug. 30. For more information about free concerts and other events, consult the North Olympic Peninsula Events Calendar at www. peninsuladailynews.com.
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Garden: Invigorates mind, body CONTINUED FROM A1 360-670-8671. Diggers can also preview Also over the next few the gardens any Wednesday weeks, the Cutting Gar- between 10 a.m. and noon. More details on the den’s you-cut rows of dahlias and other blooms will transplant sale and on stay open to the public as 5-foot-round tables and linusual, Catherine said — ens also being sold off await now through the first Sat- at www.CuttingGarden. com. urday of October. Yet the 24-acre spread is Cut-them-yourself mixed bouquets cost $8.50, not closing completely. The Cutting Garden while the garden is open daily 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. farmhouse will be available — but on that last day, Oct. for gatherings of 50 or fewer 6, the flowers will be free for guests — bridal and baby the taking, since that’s the showers, art workshops, annual Clallam County retreats, birthday and anniFarm Tour day. versary parties — for $40 per hour; $30 for nonprofit You-dig party organizations. Later this fall, after the As for the display garTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS dens where the weddings display gardens are scaled take place, the Mixes are down to just the mature ILD HING inviting plant lovers to a trees and shrubs, Catherine will maintain a xeriscape: a Wearing a paper crown, a happy you-dig party. “We’re going to take out low-maintenance, droughtJameson Zierenberg, 8-months, walks 40 or 50 percent of our gar- tolerant refuge. with the help of his mother during the To visitors, Catherine dens,” Catherine said. Walla Walla Public Library’s final early “I thought a fun way to says: “Bring your camera, learning event for the summer, “Wild do it would be invite people bring your paints, and you Rumpus.” are welcome,” between 10 to come dig them up.” September is an ideal a.m. and 4 p.m. most days. It’s a good idea to phone time for transplantation, she added, and it won’t be The Cutting Garden numexpensive: $2.50 per plant ber above to check on for smaller things like Cas- whether an event is hapablanca lilies, and $5 for the pening at the farmhouse, she added. bigger ones, like irises. As the news of no more Shovel-wielding visitors must first make nuptials at The Cutting CONTINUED FROM A1 plans for a massive, $41.7 appointments, by phoning Garden gets out, the million sewer/storm-water He also led beach clean- project on the waterfront ups and was the organizer of that he felt was too costly this year’s Klallam Earth and not good for the environTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS died in Afghanistan. Day celebration in Port ment. “The Combined Sewer Pfc. Michael R. DemarAngeles. SEATTLE — The Army sico II, of North Adams, “It all just shows we all do Outfall (CSO) debate is good things as groups, as about more than just money, said a 20-year-old soldier Mass., died Aug. 16 from families,” Cronauer said in it is the cultural divide from Massachusetts has wounds sustained after he receiving the proclamation. between big infrastructure After buying The Land- and all it embodies versus ing in 2006, Cronauer and local, grassroots neighborhis wife, Sarah, sought to hood environmental responmake it a dynamic center of sibility,” he wrote. “The City of Port Angeles the downtown waterfront CONTINUED FROM A1 Cleland said. sits on the pinnacle of deciarea. The operation is conBefore the sale, “it was sions that will determine The egg management, or ducted under a U.S. Fish the ugly pink elephant that the future of Port Angeles. was not appreciated and Will it be a future of con- “addling,” program is made and Wildlife Service permit. The program cost the kind of joked about,” Kidd sumption or replenish- available to Port Angeles ment? said Friday. downtown building owners association about $800 this “The city government through the Port Angeles year, he said. He and Sarah later opened Wine on the Water- currently supports the con- Downtown Association, front, a wine bar with food struction of a massive, cen- which manages downtown 19 buildings and live music; they made tralized infrastructure proj- parking and levies a reguThe roofs of an average space for art in the Long ect to manage stormwater lar assessment on its 190 of 19 buildings a year in quality. Gallery upstairs and the members. downtown Port Angeles “I am proposing the conLanding Art Gallery downhave had a total of 950 eggs struction of multiple, small, stairs, alongside a pair of Nesting season addled since 2004, Cleland cost effective, storage and popular restaurants, Downsaid. Twice a year around infiltration structures riggers and Smuggler’s “That’s  birds that May, during nesting season, spread throughout the city.” Landing. Cronauer grew up in a Department of Agricul- did not join the population,” Agnew, a rural area between ture wildlife specialist he said. ‘Out-of-box thinker’ “That’s how we look at Port Angeles and Sequim. armed with a backpack “Paul is an out-of-the-box He graduated from Sequim sprayer climbs onto the it.” It also at least temporarthinker,” Lusk told the Pen- High School in 1967 and roofs of downtown busiinsula Daily News last from Western Washington nesses that request the ser- ily prevents sea gulls from spring. vice and sprays the oil on rebuilding, in the same University in 1971. “He wants to engage his He worked in construc- any eggs he can find — usu- spot, nests that can reach 6 community in a way that tion contracting in Alaska, ally two to three for every feet in diameter and heights of 2 feet. will change us and bring us Canada and on the North nest, Cleland said. The program addresses forward.” Olympic Peninsula and The oil coats the eggWhile undergoing cancer developed real estate proj- shell, cutting oxygen to the only a small portion of the treatments in Alberta, Can- ects in Port Angeles and embryo or chick and killing problem, Cleland said. The adults eventually ada, he wrote a lengthy other areas. it within a couple of hours, nest elsewhere, though it Peninsula Daily News he said. “Open Letter to the Citizens of Port Angeles” that was published a profile of CroThe wildlife specialist might not be a roof, he said. But has the program run as paid advertisement in nauer in April: http://www. wears a hard hat for protecthe Peninsula Daily News in peninsuladailynews.com/ tion from attacking sea done any noticeable good in a r t i c l e / 2 0 1 2 0 4 2 2 / gulls that are none too Port Angeles, a city that June. It criticized the city’s news/304229980. happy about the intrusion, borders a sea gull-inviting harbor and the Strait of Juan de Fuca? The birds’ feces create unsightly white splatter that coats downtown sidewalks and undermines the city’s efforts to beautify the business area and attract tourists, Ed Bedford, owner of Northwest Sodaworks, said at a Port Angeles Downtown Association meeting last week.
response is “shock,” Cathe- ness land, back then a big pasture, in 1998. rine said. “My husband is the engineer, the strong back and Other passions the big heart of this place,” But the time has come Catherine said. for her to develop her other For Tom, the best part of passions: art and teaching running The Cutting Garart. den is watching what hapAs her garden grew, pens when people walk in. Catherine has painted it — “They park in an old hay and the stupendous sur- field,” he said, “and then roundings, including her they walk through the tall Olympic Mountain view. grass, get in about 30 feet, She hopes to continue and say, ‘Oh, my God.’ her development as an art“I enjoy that ‘wow’ disist, while teaching painting covery.” at Peninsula College. “When Tom and I moved Invigorating here [in 1999], I was 48: too Something these two exyoung to retire. I got a wild Boeing workers have dishair and decided to put in these gorgeous gardens,” covered: how gardening and otherwise working outdoors Catherine recalled. invigorates body and mind. While Catherine has Wedding business grown her gardens, Tom While she got the wed- has volunteered, and will ding business going to pay continue to work, with the for the gardens, Tom kept Back Country Horsemen of the grounds in shape and Washington on trail-buildran an adjacent horse- ing and maintenance across the Olympic Peninsula. boarding business. “We decided we would He’ll keep that going; those with horses to board stay physically active,” he can reach Tom at 360-582- said, “because we’ve seen that the people who do that 0460. Catherine and Tom have enjoy life.” worked together since 1986, ________ when they were both at Features Editor Diane Urbani Boeing’s Seattle plant. de la Paz can be reached at 360They married in 1991 452-2345, ext. 5062, or at diane. and bought their Dunge- firstname.lastname@example.org.
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“I really think it’s a serious issue,” said Bedford, also board vice president of the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce. “I think it’s getting worse, not better.” The sea gull droppings also have compromised the association’s “Our Community At Work: Painting Downtown” project, a storefront spruce-up and painting program, Executive Director Barb Frederick said. “It’s very disheartening to look at a building you’ve spent so much time to look nice with white splotches all over it,” she said. But downtown association board member Richard Stephens said he believes the program “has made a
real difference” in the amount of bird droppings on downtown sidewalks. “It’s not as bad, but it still is a problem,” he added. Evan Brown, co-owner of Brown’s Outdoor, who has had eggs abated once on his roof, said the program appears to have reduced the number of sea gulls downtown. “I can remember it being far worse than this,” he said Saturday. Brown’s roof was eggless this year during nesting season. “It just a matter of getting them deterred so they don’t nest on the buildings anymore,” he said. The only way to gauge the impact of the program would be to conduct bird counts, Cleland said. Ken Gruver, assistant director of the WashingtonAlaska Wildlife Services Program, said it is “very rare” that the program receives complaints from citizens concerned with animal cruelty. Moore is “a rehabber. I want to save everything,” she said Friday. But she said she understands why there would be an oiling program that destroys sea gull eggs. She said the center is raising two sea gull chicks that someone had placed in a box and abandoned. “It’s a constant cleaning,” she said of caring for the birds. “What goes in comes out twofold, and they are messy.” She said she understands, too, that business owners must protect their investments. “I just think it’s sad that they are taking these measures, but something has to be done. They have to do something to make it more people friendly, unfortunately.” Verraes said she and a friend were recently having lunch on the deck of a restaurant in Port Townsend when a sea gull “just nailed” the friend with feces that landed on her friend’s hair and clothes. “It fouls up some fun, for sure,” Verraes said.
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Briefly . . . Arrest made in slaying at Seattle site SEATTLE — Bail has been set at $1 million for a 51-year-old man arrested in connection with the brutal slaying of a man at a Seattle assisted-living facility last year. KIRO-TV reported that Charles Jungbluth was arrested by Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies Thursday at the request of Seattle police. He appeared in court Friday and is being held in King County Jail in lieu of bond. Seventy-year-old Francis Patrick Fleming was found dead in his apartment in December following a robbery. Investigators say DNA evidence found inside Fleming’s ransacked apartment led police to Jungbluth. Prosecutors have till Tuesday to file charges.
BELLINGHAM — An anti-coal group is asking a state appeals court to allow on the November ballot an initiative that would block the transport of coal through Bellingham. County election officials say the deadline to add the measure to ballots and voter’s pamphlets is fast approaching. Whatcom County Superior Court Judge Charles Snyder on Aug. 3 granted the city of Bellingham an injunction that blocks the measure from the ballot. Coal Free Bellingham is seeking to lift that injunction. The Bellingham Herald reported that the ordinance would ban the transport of coal on the city’s roads or railways and is partly intended to foil a proposal ________ by SSA Marine to build a Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb coal and bulk cargo export can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5060, or at paul.gottlieb@ facility at Cherry Point. The Associated Press peninsuladailynews.com.
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Despite the lifting of the quarantine, there were no people fishing at Anderson Lake on Saturday morning.
Anderson Lake open â€” but no one shows BY LEAH LEACH PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT TOWNSEND â€” Anderson Lake reopened for fishing and other recreation this weekend after having been closed since May 3 â€” but no one showed up Saturday morning. That perplexed Mike Zimmerman, the state parks ranger in charge of the lake, who had expected a busy weekend at the usually popular trout-fishing lake. â€œIâ€™m real surprised that we didnâ€™t get a bunch of fishermen and boaters out there,â€? Zimmerman said at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday. â€œMaybe the word just needs to get around.â€? Zimmerman also thought that perhaps the overcast weather had
dampened enthusiasm for a day on the water in Anderson Lake State Park, which is west of Chimacum. Fishing should be good, Zimmerman said. Since there has been no fishing in the lake for several months, â€œthe fish should be nicely sized,â€? he said Friday. The lake was reopened for all recreation on Friday. Hours are from 8 a.m. to dusk.
Lake toxins It will continue to be tested for toxin levels until it closes for the season at the end of October. State Parks rangers closed the lake just a few days after the start of the statewide lowland fishing season at the end of April
because of elevated levels of anatoxin-a, a quick-acting nerve poison created by blue-green algae. Two consecutive weekly tests this month showed the level of the toxin â€” which can cause paralysis and stop breathing â€” had fallen to safe levels. That prompted a recommendation on Friday from Greg Thomason, Jefferson County environmental health specialist, that the state reopen the lake in Anderson Lake State Park. Zimmerman, who is the park manager for the Fort Flagler area and who oversees Anderson Lake State Park, concurred. â€œWeâ€™re both very comfortable with this,â€? Zimmerman said Friday. â€œItâ€™s been low for two weeks now.â€?
Paper mill officials expected to meet Technical issues on disputed permit focus of talk with county BY PAUL GOTTLIEB PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT TOWNSEND â€” Officials from Port Townsend Paper Corp. are expected to meet with Jefferson County Public Health and state Department of Ecology staff on Wednesday to discuss technical issues surrounding renewal of the companyâ€™s disputed landfill permit. Last October, company lawyer Leslie Nellermoe of Seattle said county Public Health Officer Dr. Tom Lockeâ€™s requirement to more tightly regulate the landfill was â€œarbitraryâ€? and pledged that the company â€œintends to challenge the decision.â€? Company spokesman Chuck Madison, vice presi-
dent of human resources, could not be reached for comment Friday. Locke, who is public health officer for both Jefferson and Clallam counties, said Friday that the companyâ€™s stance against meeting tighter conditions under a new or revised landfill permit appears to have thawed. Locke has not received anything in writing from the company, but he took the fact that the company is attending Wednesdayâ€™s meeting as a good sign. â€œThey have directly communicated to me that they will apply for renewal of their permit,â€? he said. â€œI would interpret the fact that they are going ahead
with the technical staff meeting that thatâ€™s a goodfaith gesture on their part,â€? he said. â€œIf they were going to apply for a simple renewal, they would not need to do that,â€? he added. â€œThat tells me they are working on an application that will meet the new conditions that we are imposing.â€? The intent of the meeting, he added, is to work on â€œspecifics of the permit language.â€? That was similar to an interpretation offered by Peter Lyon, the regional waste resources manager for Ecology. â€œThe point of the meeting is to go over or discuss any technical issues for the permit application that the mill may have,â€? said Lyon, who will be attending Wednesdayâ€™s meeting.
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YAKIMA â€” Visitors who fly to the Yakima Valley and buy a case of wine will soon be able to check it for free on an outbound Alaska Airlines flight. The Yakima HeraldRepublic said the â€œfree wine baggageâ€? promotion
announced Friday aims to encourage more visitors to the wine regions of Yakima, Walla Walla and the Tri-Cities. The promotion takes effect Sept. 1 and will last for at least two years. Passengers checking their case of wine will have to package it accord-
ing to airline standards. Local tourism officials say such promotions are important because Washington state no longer has a publiclyrun tourism office. Shipping a case of wine can cost $65 or more, while the minimum fee to check one bag is $20.
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SHELTON — Congressman Norm Dicks and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray took their push for proposed wilderness legislation on the road earlier this week. Accompanied by elected officials from Jefferson and Clallam counties as well as the chairman of the Wild Olympics Campaign, they stopped Thursday at the Skookum Bay Taylor Shellfish facility in Shelton and toured nearby forest areas that would be affected by their proposed Wild Olympics Wilderness & Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 2012. Dicks, D-Belfair, and Murray, D-Bothell, introduced the legislation in June, roughly three years after conservation and recreation groups started the conversation to expand protection of areas around Olympic National Park. The proposed legislation — a compromise proposal developed from the Wild Olympics Campaign — would designate more than 126,500 acres of new wilderness in Olympic National Forest. Nineteen Olympic Pen-
insula rivers and their major tributaries would be designated “wild and scenic.” Murray and Dicks said they have made compromises to overcome objections that the designations would be too restrictive on logging.
Water quality The legislation would help to protect water quality, said Dicks, who is retiring this year after 18 terms representing the 6th Congressional District, which includes Clallam and Jefferson counties. “We have challenges for water quality and we have been working on Hood Canal and Puget Sound for years,” The Daily World of Aberdeen quoted Dicks as saying on the banks of Skookum Bay at a stop at the Taylor Shellfish offices. “You’ve got to protect these rivers, and this legislation would protect 19 rivers and seven tributaries. “This is a jobs issue. Protecting shellfish is a jobs issue in Washington state.” Bill Taylor, the CEO of Taylor Shellfish, agreed.
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U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks stand Thursday on the High Steel Bridge above the South Fork of the Skokomish River, which would be one river to be declared wild and scenic under their proposed legislation. “This helps ensure the water quality in the Olympic Region, and that is really critical for us,” he said. The last stop on the tour was the Olympic National Forest’s 685-foot High Steel Bridge that rises 420 feet above the South Fork of the Skokomish River. Wild Olympics Campaign Chairwoman Connie Gallant, who lives in Quilcene, said it was important to show off one of the rivers
that would receive protections from the wild and scenic designation. Gallant has said her group supports the DicksMurray plan.
Adding to legacy Clallam County Commissioner Mike Doherty said that Dicks was adding to his “legacy to protect our rivers.” State Rep. Steve Tharinger, D-Sequim — who
represents the 24th District, which covers Clallam and Jefferson counties and part of Grays Harbor County — pledged his support for the Wild Olympics legislation Thursday, The Daily World said. “There’s nothing in the plan that will impact the mills across my district, and that’s really important,” Tharinger said. A consistent complaint among opponents is that the Wild Olympics plan has been crafted to combat a threat that doesn’t exist. Asked if there was a mine or dam or a clearcut proposed at the headwaters of one of the rivers geared for protection, Murray replied: “The risk of not doing this leaves everything up in the air as to whether it will be logged. “Then, when we want to preserve something, it will be too late.”
Harvest, thinning goals Dicks said Thursday that more can be done to reach harvest and thinning goals of the federal Northwest Forest Plan. “There is no doubt in my
mind that we can do more commercial thinning and raise those numbers somewhat,” Dicks said. “It’s not in this legislation, but it’s another issue that should be addressed. “And I wish I had taken more time to try to figure out a way to get those numbers up a bit, but I think it will happen. “And I think that will placate a lot of the concerns from the other side.” Tharinger also told Murray that if the Forest Service was allocated more revenue, then thinning operations would increase and, inevitably, more loggers would be put to work. “I’ve heard that, too,” Murray told Tharinger. The proposed legislation — which has been referred to natural resource committees — is HR 5995, sponsored by Dicks and Congressman Jim McDermott of Seattle; and SB 3329, sponsored by Murray. Murray — who has said she will continue pushing forward with the legislation after Dicks retires — said it was unlikely the bill would make it through either the House or Senate this year.
New trial date in strangulation case in PA BY ROB OLLIKAINEN PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — A 23-year-old Port Angeles man charged with choking a developmentally disabled woman to death last October has a new trial date. Kevin A. Bradfield will be tried with first-degree murder for the death of 27-year-old Jennifer Pimen-
tel on Nov. 5, it was decided at hearing in Clallam C o u n t y Superior Court on Bradfield Friday. He is accused of strangling Pimentel, an acquaintance, at his girlfriend’s Port Ange-
les residence and hiding her body in the woods near the Hood Canal Bridge. Bradfield was originally charged with second-degree murder, but Clallam County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Ann Lundwall increased the severity of the charge after a jail staffer intercepted a letter that “indicated that Bradfield had planned to murder
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Pimentel to prevent her from accusing Bradfield of rape,” court documents said. Bradfield is being held in the Clallam County jail on $1 million bond. Loren Oakley of Clallam Public Defender is representing Bradfield. Bradfield told Clallam County Superior Court Judge S. Brooke Taylor that he wanted to hire his own attorney but “it ain’t going to happen.” Bradfield said Oakley is “not cooperating with me” and hasn’t responded to points he has tried to raise. “Is there any way I can change to a different public
defender?” Bradfield asked Taylor. Taylor denied the request, explaining that Harry Gasnick, head of Clallam Public Defender, appoints lawyers for clients who can’t afford one. “Mr. Oakley is one of the most experienced criminal defense lawyers he has in that office,” Taylor said. “It’s not unusual, Mr. Bradfield, for a client sitting where you are to think their attorneys don’t know anything, aren’t helping, aren’t cooperating, blah blah blah. “That’s because the clients don’t understand what
the attorneys understand about what it takes to prepare a defense in a case like this.” Taylor reminded Bradfield that he can hire his own lawyer. “Otherwise, it’s up to Mr. Gasnick in the public defender’s office, who is assigned to your case,” Taylor said. “He has assigned to your case, not coincidentally or accidentally, his most experienced trial lawyer.”
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PORT ANGELES — A 26-year-old Port Angeles man has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for selling cocaine in January 2010. Robert L. Stone pleaded guilty to two counts of delivery of a controlled substance and was sentenced Aug. 10. He was transported from the Clallam County jail to a state prison last week. Stone’s arrest was the result of an Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team, or OPNET, investigation.
It is one of about 40 OPNET cases that are making their way through the court system in one form or another, OPNET supervisor Jason Viada said. “Nearly all of OPNET’s primary focus has been, and will continue to be, unlawful delivery of methamphetamine, heroin and prescription medication such as oxycodone,” Viada said. “However, OPNET will certainly investigate cocaine cases when they are presented to us.” According to the certification of probable cause, a
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TACOMA — A body has been recovered from the Puyallup River on Saturday, and authorities believe it is a 29-year-old man who went missing last month while floating the river on an inner tube. The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office has not yet identified the body. The News Tribune of Tacoma reported that two fishermen found the body snagged on a log as they were setting up to fish along the riverbank on Levee Road in Fife.
PORT ANGELES — Adoption Advocates International will auction off handmade items from Africa during a benefit 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. The benefit will be from. at the Independent Bible Church, 116 E. Ahlvers Road. Admission is free. The silent auction will include jewelry and crafts made by poor women and children in Uganda, Ghana, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso, said Jill Dole, sponsorship and development coordinator for Adoption Advocates International, or AAI. Proceeds will go to AAI’s Grace Fund, which helps eligible local families adopt children with special needs, older children and sibling groups from either the U.S. or abroad. During the evening, refreshments, music and a
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short video featuring children adopted through the Grace Fund also are scheduled. Since its inception in 2006, the Grace Fund has awarded nearly $200,000 to more than 70 adoptive families, Dole said. AAI was founded in Port Angeles in 1983. “Twenty-nine years later, we continue our mission as a humanitarian organization serving orphan and vulnerable children to improve their quality of life through adoption and other services,” Dole said. To donate to the Grace Fund, visit www.adoption advocates.org and select Grace Fund after clicking on the “Donate Now” link. For a minimum $40 donation, the donor will receive a color photography book featuring more than 120 pictures of Ethiopian children.
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Camelot 50 years ago this month AT LEFT: Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, camera strapped around his neck, pauses during a trip on horseback along the Elwha River into the high country of Olympic National Park in 1962. BELOW: Kennedy and his wife, Ethel, prepare their horses at the Whiskey Bend trailhead for the 12-mile ride to Elkhorn camp alongside the river. Kennedy would be assassinated six years later. Ethel Kennedy is now 84.
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t was mid-August 1962 â€” a time of the â€œCamelot yearsâ€? and of American royalty called Kennedy. The Cuban missile crisis was two months away, Dallas was more than a year away â€” and the Gulf of Tonkin incident, which would lead to a massive escalation of American troops in a far-off Southeast Asian country most people had never heard of, was two years in the future. It was 50 years ago last week that Robert F. Kennedy, the presidentâ€™s brother and U.S.
attorney general, and U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas spent four days horse-camping with their wives and families at Elkhorn, along the Elwha River, in Olympic National Park. Ethel Kennedy fell off a slippery log into a creek. She came out soaked but smiling. And the park superintendent was thrown from a horse and broke his collarbone. But otherwise, they had a splendid time, as attested by these black-and-white photos taken by Olympic National Park rangers.
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How to overcome canine stress WHEN I DIE, I want to be reincarnated as one of my mother’s dogs. It was hard for my parents W. Bruce when their Cameron three kids grew up and moved out of the house, especially since my older sister did it a total of eight times by the time she turned 30. My mom and dad professed to missing us because they don’t have good memories. What part of having kids did they miss: the work or the expense? Plus, I’d always understood that they felt they didn’t do a very good job of raising their children on the grounds that only one of us became a doctor. Needing something to shower their attention on, they decided to raise Labrador retrievers, only
one of which, in my opinion, has even a shot at getting into medical school. His name is Nick, and he’s bright enough to know how to open the refrigerator and make himself a ham sandwich (though he eats the ingredients separately and assembles the sandwich in his stomach). What’s crazy about Nick’s behavior is that if he wants a ham sandwich, all he needs to do is ask: My parents will do anything for their dogs, up to and including donating a kidney. But Nick likes to cook and can often be found in the kitchen, whipping up a delicious meal using nothing more than the few ingredients my mother set out for dinner. Their other dog, Carly, is beautiful, blond and nowhere near smart enough to be a doctor, or to make a ham sandwich, or even to be a ham sandwich. Carly will watch in complete bewilderment as Nick places his paw on a lever to raise the garbage-can lid and will have no idea
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“Go to the lake. Like East Beach at Lake Crescent. I love to go swimming there. It’s not all that cold when it’s real hot.”
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what he’s doing as he carefully sticks his head in and daintily removes some delectable morsel from the trash. Her response will be to knock over the can with a crash, summoning my father, who will yell at Carly, while Nick nods wisely from the corner. “Why did you do that, Carly?” Nick will ask in dog-speak. “Huh? Do what?” Carly will respond, baffled. When I telephone, my mother always asks me, “Would you like to talk to Nick?” which is her way of saying, “I need a sanity hearing.” After a minute or so of what sounds like a losing wrestling match with the phone, she comes back on. “He’s shy,” she tells me. “He’s not going to do very well as a doctor if he refuses to talk to patients,” I warn her. “Here, I’ll put Carly on. “Carly, say hello! Say hello!” she coaxes. There’s a lot of noise as Carly
tries to figure out if the phone is worth eating. “Good girl,” my mother praises. Nick and Carly were on my mind recently when I read that a Japanese company called Medical Life Care Giken has developed a stress test for pets that uses a stick-on patch applied to the animal’s feet. Previously, the only way to test a dog was to ask it, “Nick, are you stressed?” (The test didn’t work because Nick was too shy to answer.) I’m going to buy some of these stress-test patches right away for my mother to use on her dogs, who probably find it pretty stressful that they don’t know what sort of treat they’ll be getting next. They also have a pretty demanding schedule, filled mostly with barking out the window and lying in the sun. Nick: Hey, Carly, I’m lying here on the carpet, and I noticed the patch of sun isn’t where it used to be. Carly: I’m stressed. Nick: Me, too. That’s
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Peninsula Voices Repeat information The writer of the Aug. 14 letter “Statistics Made Up?” ended with the sentence, “I think most Americans are smarter than this,” but only after he repeated every unfounded statistic, exaggeration and blatant lie about Planned Parenthood and President [Barack] Obama. I agree and think that most Americans are smarter that this. I would also hope that most Americans are smart enough to realize that the letter was simply another endorsement of those blatant lies. The writer didn’t refute them; he re-emphasized them. Tom LaMure, Sequim
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nor was it so intended. Besides the loss of a substantial source of cheap, clean, naturally renewing electrical energy here on the Peninsula, the salmon are suffering along with the rest of the environment from a century’s accumulated gunk, the loss of 48,000 acre-feet of fresh water storage and permanent damage to what was probably the greatest 5 miles of salmon spawning habitat to be found anywhere, along with the waterfowl and beavers and an endangered trout species. A fish ladder would have served the salmon without the huge financial and environmental loss. Dam-busters, trying to justify the wanton, senseless destruction, came up with a fish story that they spotted steelhead that came upriver through the gunk. Steelhead are trout that have gone to sea and returned. Spotting a large trout does not a steelhead make. Trout grow large in large
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really stressful. Carly: Guess I’ll go back to sleep. Nick: I’m also stressed because of these patches on my feet. Carly: Really? I ate mine. Nick: What? You’re not supposed to eat them, you idiot. Why did you do that? Carly: Huh? Do what? Nick: You’re making my stress even worse! I think I’ll bark out the window! Carly: Me, too! (Five minutes of barking) Carly: Hey, Nick! Nick: Yeah? Carly: What are we barking at? (Maybe when I visit my parents, I’ll put the patches on my own feet.)
bodies of water, sometimes the ocean, sometimes a lake. I’ve seen 20-pound trout carried out of Dry Falls lake (Grand Coulee backwater, smaller than Aldwell), where you are allowed to keep only one fish. A much more likely explanation: Those big trout are refugees from the drained lakes. Like Wild Olympics and lawsuits against the paper mills, dam-busting is to further the fantastic plan to eliminate people and turn this Peninsula into a wild animal park. Marv Chastain, Port Angeles EDITOR’S NOTE: The PDN’s references about fish restoration in reports on the dam removals pertain to the stated purpose of the Elwha River Ecosystem and Fisheries Restoration Act (Public Law 102-495): “For the removal of the dams and full restoration of the Elwha River ecosystem and native anadromous fisheries.”
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HAVE YOU EVER had a picture in your mind of what something would look like after you finished it? Take, for instance, a wooden deck that had a couple layers of paint that were peeling and ugly. In my mind, I could see it paint-free and stained with a lovely dark walnut stain. My darling husband and I went gaily off to our local rental store and rented an electric sander and sandpaper. The clerks were so helpful and gave us wonderful advice. So we came home and sanded and sanded, etc. Paint wouldn’t budge in places. We then purchased a can of “stripper” and sprayed and had some luck — but the store had only one can, so we again went back and purchased a can of Deck and Siding Finish Stripper that we were told would “take anything off.” Imagine our surprise when the paint would not budge. We faithfully followed the can’s directions. “The outside temperature had to be at least 50 degrees, surface must be dry, shake contents, apply with brush or roller, do not allow to dry on wood, wait 5 to 45 minutes. The coating should easily rinse off when ready.” Bullpucky. My husband and I then had words,
to say the least. He wanted to just paint the darned thing, and I still had my dream of a lovely stained deck. I decided I would try one more thing, and if that didn’t work, I would give in. Meanwhile, I called the store where we had purchased the stripper, explained what had happened and asked if there was any recourse. I was advised, “There is no guarantee.” So off I went to another store and talked to their paint expert. He advised using Deck and Siding Problem Solver (ha!) Wood Stripper. I faithfully followed the directions, and my wood is still spotted with paint, so I cannot stain my deck. My pocketbook is lighter, my trust in “professional” clerks has met a reality check, and my dream is over. It was a hard lesson for me to learn, but I’ve learned to not be so bullheaded and learn when I’m licked.
__________ Yvonne Bayuga lives in Port Angeles. See “Have Your Say” below on writing a Point of View lifestyle piece for Commentary.
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The morality of overmarketing DOES IT BOTHER you that an online casino paid a Utah woman, Kari Smith, who needed money for her son’s education, $10,000 to tattoo its website on her forehead? Or that Project Prevention, Nicholas D. a charity, pays Kristoff women with drug or alcohol addictions $300 cash to get sterilized or undertake long-term contraception? Some 4,100 women have accepted this offer. Michael Sandel, the Harvard political theorist, cites those examples in What Money Can’t Buy, his important and thoughtful new book. He argues that in recent years we have been slipping without much reflection into relying upon markets in ways that undermine the fairness of our society. That’s one of the underlying battles this campaign year. Many Republicans, Mitt Romney included, have a deep faith in the ability of laissez-faire markets
to create optimal solutions. There’s something to that faith because markets, indeed, tend to be efficient. Pollution taxes are widely accepted as often preferable than rigid regulations on pollutants. It also may make sense to sell advertising on the sides of public buses, perhaps even to sell naming rights to subway stations. Still, how far do we want to go down this path? ■ Is it right that prisoners in Santa Ana, Calif., can pay $90 per night for an upgrade to a cleaner, nicer jail cell? ■ Should the United States really sell immigration visas? A $500,000 investment will buy foreigners the right to immigrate. ■ Should Massachusetts have gone ahead with a proposal to sell naming rights to its state parks? The Boston Globe wondered in 2003 whether Walden Pond might become Walmart Pond. ■ Should strapped towns accept virtually free police cars that come laden with advertising on the sides? Such a deal was negotiated and then ultimately collapsed, but at least one town does sell advertising on its police cars. “The marketization of every-
thing means that people of affluence and people of modest means lead increasingly separate lives,” Sandel writes. “We live and work and shop and play in different places. Our children go to different schools. “You might call it the skyboxification of American life. “It’s not good for democracy, nor is it a satisfying way to live. “Do we want a society where everything is up for sale? Or are there certain moral and civic goods that markets do not honor and money cannot buy?” This issue goes to the heart of fairness in our country. There has been much discussion recently about economic inequality but almost no conversation about the way the spread of markets nurtures a broader, systemic inequality. We do, of course, place some boundaries on markets. I can’t buy the right to cut off your leg for my amusement. Americans can sell blood, but (perhaps mistakenly) we don’t allow markets for kidneys and other organs, even though that probably would save lives. Wealthy people can, in effect, buy access to the president at a $40,000-a-plate dinner, but they
can’t purchase a Medal of Freedom. A major political donor can sometimes buy an ambassadorship, but not to an important country. Where to draw the lines limiting the role of markets isn’t clear to me, but I’m pretty sure that we’ve already gone too far. I’m offended when governments auction naming rights to public property or sell special access, even if only to fast lanes on a highway or better cells in a jail. It is one thing for Delta Air Lines to have first class and coach. It is quite another for government to offer first class and coach in the essential services that government provides. Where would this stop? Do we let people pay to get premium police and fire protection? Do we pursue an idea raised by Judge Richard Posner to auction off the right to adopt children? We already have tremendous inequality in our country: The richest 1 percent of Americans own more wealth than the bottom 90 percent, according to the Economic Policy Institute. But we do still have a measure of equality before the law — equality in our basic dignity — and that should be priceless.
“Market fundamentalism,” to use the term popularized by George Soros, is gaining ground. It’s related to the glorification of wealth over the past couple of decades, to the celebration of opulence and to the emergence of a new aristocracy. Market fundamentalists assume a measure of social Darwinism and accept that laissezfaire is always optimal. That’s the dogma that helped lead to bank deregulation and the current economic mess. And anyone who honestly believes that low taxes and unfettered free markets are always best should consider moving to Pakistan’s tribal areas. They are a triumph of limited government, negligible taxes, no “burdensome regulation” and free markets for everything from drugs to AK-47s. If you’re infatuated with unfettered free markets, just visit Pakistan’s Waziristan.
________ Nicholas D. Kristof is a twotime Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times. Email him via http://tinyurl.com/ ml8wa.
PENINSULA DAILY NEWS Rants & Raves COMPILED BY LEE ZURCHER
Rave of the Week OH, MY GOODNESS! What a beautiful area down by the fountain [Port Angeles]. All the flowers are so gorgeous. Anyone who is with that group taking care of all that, a huge rave. It is gorgeous.
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which more than 10 days after the election can only be considered as litter. And these people wanted us to believe they care about the community?
I ORDERED A cup of coffee at a fast-food place. The fellow next to me laid out . . . and other Rants the money for my coffee. I always wear my Navy ball DO PEOPLE NOT know or cap, and he said it was a way to say “thank you” for my service. (I not care that there’s a burn ban? Do people not know or not served World War II and then the care that burn barrels are Korean War.) . . . and other Raves illegal? Do people not know or not KUDOS TO THE mini-flashRAVE TO DIAMOND Conmom who sang “Happy Birthday” care that they are creating toxic struction for its continued supto my sister visiting from Grants fumes when they (illegally) burn port of the Sequim Boys & Girls their garbage? Pass, Ore., as we ate our prime Club. Diamond Construction These are toxic fumes that rib dinner at Joshua’s [Port donated time, personnel and their neighbors are forced to Angeles]. That was enjoyable. equipment to remove an breathe in. They all joined in at tables situnsightly and possible dangerous ting near us. pile of rubble and blackberry I AM WRITING about the vines on the west side of the club. what looks to be junk for sale at WE LOVED THE letter to the edge of Highway 101 in Blyn the editor about Charlie Ferris’ A BIG RAVE to Charity and across from the recycle yard. performance at the pier [Port Angeles]. It beautifully described all the planners for the Sequim I know that one man’s junk is 2012 Relay For Life. The partici- the same fun we both had and another’s treasure, but this does saw there. pation this year was better than not look good for visitors coming His show appeals to everyone. to the casino and our town of I’ve seen in recent years. The luminaria ceremony was Sequim. The fences similar to RAVES TO MIKE Colgan, memorable and touching as all of those across the road would work owner of Budget CDs in Port along with a sign to advertise the names on the luminarias Angeles, for planning and putwhat is behind it. were read aloud. ting on a great 30th Sequim High School reunion. MY RANT IS for the grocery WE HAVE THREE worthy, What a blast! baggers in some of the grocery necessary groups: WAG, Olympic It was like we were all 16 stores who insist on licking their Animal Sanctuary and the Olymagain. fingers to open my grocery bags. pic Peninsula Humane Shelter, I think the managers ought to all launching capital campaigns Rant of the Week sit down and have a talk with for new locations. them, supply sponges or the little They serve distinct but canisters so they don’t have to related needs. A RANT TO unsuccessful keep spitting on grocery bags. Can they work together to political candidates who do not That’s very unsanitary. maximize fundraising? retrieve their campaign signs,
THIS IS A rant about the horrible truck-driving on Highway 112. Driving 70-plus mph is not OK at any time of the day. When I’m already going the speed limit or even over, they shouldn’t be riding my tail. Slow down before someone gets killed, please. A quota is not worth lives. MCCURDY STREET IN Sequim doesn’t belong to England. Drive on the right side of it. TO THE SENDER of last week’s rant regarding the drowning of an unwanted pet at Lake Crescent: In order for you to report this horrific incident, you would have had to have been a witness. So why didn’t you try stopping them or call 9-1-1 or at least get their license plate number to report them? TO THOSE SENIORS who think the more toys they have, the richer they are: You need to use them and not let the grass grow tall. Use it or lose it. Sell it, give it away, donate it. You can’t take it with you, and it’s an eyesore. RANT TO THE lowlife who walked away with Sekiu auction items without paying. The wounded warriors will forgive your greed. Hope you feel real proud of your lowly deed. BEING BOMBARDED BY numerous donation requests
from unknown charities, I ordered a rating report from a charity-rating organization. Information I received includes ratings A to F, whether rates have dropped, cost to fundraise for each $100, costs spent on programs, funds held in reserve and top salaries paid. This is a good safeguard for us. RANT TO CELLPHONE users who share their loud personal life in supermarket lines or in a quiet restaurant. It’s beyond annoying hearing about your issues, who you had sex with or your yelling and cursing at the person you’re on the phone with. Take it outside.
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Briefly . . . Four-day road closure of Highway 112 CLALLAM BAY â€” A project to improve fish passage along the Pysht River will mean a four-day closure of state Highway 112 near Sekiu beginning Monday. From 8 a.m. Monday until 8 a.m. Friday, the state Department of Transportation will close Highway 112 near the Pysht River Bridge near Milepost 26. A detour will use state Highway 113 and U.S. Highway 101. The closure will allow crews with Bruch & Bruch Construction Inc. to install a new, three-sided box culvert. Installation requires crews to cut a deep trench across the highway. Once installation is complete, crews will reconstruct the roadway so it can reopen to traffic. The project is part of Transportationâ€™s Fish Passage Barrier Removal Program that began in 1991 to identify and remove barriers to fish passage caused by culverts under state highways. It is a cooperative effort with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.
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PORT ANGELES â€” United Way of Clallam County, which turns 60 this year, has set a goal of $1.06 million for its 2012 fundraising campaign. The county United Way was incorporated with the state of Washington on Nov. 12, 1952, said Nola Grier, operations manager. So the theme of this yearâ€™s campaign â€” which will kick off with the Day of Caring on Sept. 8 â€” will be â€œ60 Years and Growing.â€? Volunteers will be asking those who havenâ€™t given to United Way in the past to â€œgive $60 or give $60 more,â€? Grier said.
$5 dollars a month â€œFive dollars per month is $60 per year, so that is a good introductory level for people who arenâ€™t already participating,â€? she said. The goal of the 2011 campaign was $1,002,011. It raised $830,000. Funds were distributed to 25 nonprofit agencies, United Way Community Initiatives â€” including the new â€œGreat Beginningsâ€? early learning initiative â€” and other nonprofit organi-
zations as requested by donors. Mary Ann Unger, recently retired vice principal of Port Angeles High School, is the 2012 campaign chairwoman. â€œI hope that our very giving community members will join me in supporting a â€˜superâ€™ successful fund drive this year,â€? Unger said. â€œWhen our community works together, we are so much more powerful than our efforts alone. And when we combine our charitable giving through United Way, we can make a huge difference in strengthening our communities.â€?
Businesses The Port Angeles Business campaigns will be led by Buck Gieseke of Integrity One Home Mortgage Inc. Julie Sell, disaster preparedness coordinator at Olympic Medical Center, is chairing the OMC campaign. Patty Rosand, county auditor, and Iva Burks, Health and Human Services Department director, will lead the Clallam County employee effort.
onstrated his ability to take on a tremend o u s amount of responsibility over a s h o r t Martin period of time while acting as the interim chief. â€œHe has demonstrated to us that he can lead the district and endeavors to reduce expenses to lessen the districts current shortfall.â€? Martin is an experienced firefighter and paramedic with a bachelorâ€™s degree from California State University in occupational studies and a masterâ€™s degree in fire service leadership from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Ariz. Martin also has multiple certifications as a chief officer, fire officer and for fire investigation, and is currently in the four-year executive fire officer program through the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Martin and his wife, Sarah, live in Port Ludlow with their two sons, James, 6, and Calvin, 5, and their daughter Emma, 9 months.
PORT LUDLOW â€” The Port Ludlow Fire District commissioners have named Interim Chief Brad Martin the departmentâ€™s permanent chief. Commissioners offered him the post Tuesday at their regular meeting. â€œItâ€™s an honor to be entrusted with such an exemplary organization,â€? Martin said. â€œThe men and women of Port Ludlow Fire and Rescue have true passion and belief in their jobs, which affords them the ability to set the bar high for the profession.â€? Martin was hired in May 2011 as assistant chief to then-Chief Ed Wilkerson, who left the district in November 2011 to take the position of chief for Mountain Vista Fire District in Tucson, Ariz. On a unanimous vote, Martin was promoted to interim chief effective October 2011. â€œThe board is extremely pleased to offer Chief Martin the permanent position as fire chief for Port Ludlow Fire and Rescue,â€? said Ron Helmonds, chairman of the commission. â€œChief Martin has dem-
Businessman Brown Maloney, who owns KONP radio, will chair the Olympic Club leadership giving portion of the campaign. Nina Pitts, library supervisor at Peninsula College, is coordinating the Washington State Combined Fund drive.
Campaigns Pat Soderlind, director of the Forks Food Bank, will champion the Forks campaign, while Dave Bingham, K-12 associate principal at Crescent School District, will lead the Joyce campaign and Patricia HutsonEnglish, Clallam Bay-Sekiu fire chief, will guide the Clallam Bay-Sekiu project. Norm Schaaf of Merrill & Ring will chair the Corporate Gifts Committee. The annual Day of Caring event is being led by Patrick Downie, Port Angeles city councilman. New United Way staffer T. Scott Brandon, resource development manager, will aid volunteers. For information about this yearâ€™s campaign or to get involved, contact Moss or Brandon at 360-4573011.
Under investigation PORT TOWNSEND â€” The cause of a Wednesday fire at the Port Townsend Paper Co. mill remained under investigation Friday. The fire was extinguished to the satisfaction of East Jefferson Fire-Rescue eight hours after the blaze began, said Deputy Chief Ted Krysinski. â€œWe released the scene to the mill at around 11 p.m.â€? Wednesday after the fire began at about 2:30 p.m., Krysinski said. â€œThe fire was contained after an hour, but we needed to pull a lot of the cardboard apart to make sure we caught any sparks.â€? Krysinski said the cardboard was in bales stacked 15 rows deep, three rows high and 20 rows wide. No one was injured in the fire, which began in the recycling area outside the mill. The millâ€™s emergencyresponse team made the first steps to combat the blaze, and fire department personnel arrived shortly afterward, with about 25 firefighters from four engine companies, said Bill Beezley, department spokesman. No damage estimates were available.
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Family pushed Paterno on report BY RALPH D. RUSSO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Joe Paterno had to be prodded by his family to read the grand jury report regarding Jerry Sandusky and did not understand some of its graphic terminology, according to a new book. The book, Paterno by Joe Posnanski, was purchased Friday by The Associated Press in advance of its release next week. In the book, Posnanski describes a scene at Paterno’s home, two days after Sandusky had been charged with child sex abuse last November. Paterno’s family and a close adviser were trying to explain to the Penn State coach that there was a growing sentiment Paterno must have known for years about the accusations against Sandusky. The book quotes Paterno as shouting “I’m not omniscient!” Paterno did not want to read the report, but family members and Penn State football communications and marketing assistant Guido D’Elia insisted that he must. The book also indicates Paterno didn’t comprehend all the terms in the report, asking his son what sodomy meant.
‘That would kill him’ According to the book, later that night Paterno’s son, Scott, told his mother that she should brace herself for the possibility that Joe could be fired. Sue Paterno responded, “Scotty, that will kill him.” Paterno was fired by school trustees two days later, on Nov. 9. He died in January at age 85 of cancer. Sandusky, Paterno’s longtime defensive coordinator, is jailed and awaiting sentencing after being convicted in June on 45 criminal counts involving 10 boys. Former athletic director Tim Curley and now-retired school administrator Gary Schultz are awaiting trial on charges of lying to a grand jury and failing to report the abuse allegations against Sandusky. Paterno was not charged, though the NCAA last month slammed his beloved football program with a range of tough sanctions. Among them, the Nittany Lions were forced to vacate 112 wins from 1998-2011, meaning Paterno no longer has the most coaching victories in major college football.
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Washington quarterback Keith Price, shown throwing a pass against Washington State last November, and the offense will be relied on to carry the Huskies through their difficult schedule.
Huskies need defense Price, offense can’t face tough schedule alone BY TIM BOOTH THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SEATTLE — Keith Price always wears a smile. Even when he was hobbling on one healthy leg, which was the case during most of his first season as Washington’s quarterback, he was smiling. It’s how Price gained the nickname “Teeth Price.” But ask him about his remarkable sophomore season for the Huskies and his school record for touchdown passes (33), and about leading Washington to a second straight bowl appearance, and Price becomes
almost sullen. “We didn’t win enough games,” Price said. “I’m all about wins. You can ask coach, every loss I almost cried in the locker room. I’m very competitive and I think we could have had a better season.” Price was the best player on the field the last time he suited up, accounting for seven touchdowns in the Alamo Bowl. But his performance was overshadowed by the ineptitude of a Washington defense that surrendered a then bowl-record 67 points to Baylor in the 67-56 loss.
Preview The defense will be different in 2012 thanks to a complete remodel of the defensive coaching staff led by new defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox. But even if the defense is better, it might be hard for the Huskies to improve on their record from a year ago thanks to one of the toughest schedules in the country. “That was last year,” Washington coach Steve Sarkisian said. “It’s such a different deal [this season]. I would say, I’m not troubled by it. “It’s actually, if anything, been a positive. I think our guys have really come into this camp with a little bit of a chip on their shoulder, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.”
Hernandez busy since pitching jewel BY GREG JOHNS MLB.COM
The penalty seemed to grow from a report commissioned by the school from former FBI director Louis Freeh. It said Paterno, Curley, Schultz and former school president Graham Spanier concealed allegations against Sandusky dating back to 1998. Paterno’s family and the three officials have all vehemently denied the conclusions. Paterno had granted access to Posnanski to write a biography in 2011, well before Sandusky was charged. “Nobody would argue — and certainly my book does not argue — that the good Joe Paterno did in his life should shield him from the horrors of his mistakes,” Posnanski wrote in a column for USA Today earlier this week.
SEATTLE — Two days after throwing the first perfect game in Mariners history, Felix Hernandez was still buzzing. The 26-year-old ace said life had been hecALSO . . . tic ever since he zipped ■ Mariners through the expanding Rays in non“King’s stop fashion Court” on on Wednesday, Tuesday/B3 as he’s dealt with media requests, calls from family and friends and just coming to terms with the accomplishment. “Crazy,” Hernandez said after another round of photos and interviews. “A lot of phone calls, a lot of stuff to do, but it was fun. It’s been a fun two days. “I still can’t believe it. It’s pretty special. And to do it here at Safeco Field in front of these guys? Even more special.”
Felix in a frenzy after perfection
That chip comes from Washington becoming a punch line after the Alamo Bowl turned into an embarrassing track meet that was the final straw in a disappointing tenure for Nick Holt as the Huskies’ defensive coordinator. And it’s that defensive side of the ball, led by Wilcox and an influx of new assistants, that will ultimately determine whether Washington can survive an early season gauntlet and take another step in the yearly progression of improvement that has gone in-step with Sarkisian’s first three years in charge. Could Washington be a better all-around football team in 2012 and fail to improve upon, or even take a step back from its 7-6 mark in 2011? Absolutely.
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Felix Hernandez celebrates with teammates after tossing a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday at Safeco Field.
King County executive Dow Constantine proclaimed Friday as “King Felix County Day” and sent a special proclamation that Hernandez proudly showed reporters at his locker. “This is unbelievable,” he said. “That’s crazy. I love it, man. See, I’m part of Seattle. I can’t go anywhere.” In a previously scheduled event, Hernandez and teammate Michael Saunders visited Seattle Children’s Hospital earlier Friday as part of the Mariners Get Well Tour. Those kids, Hernandez said, treated him no differently now that he’s become one of 23 pitchers in MLB history with a perfect game. “They’re always the same,” he said with a laugh. “It was fun. I always go there and do something special. I always enjoy that day. Always.” Hernandez’s jersey from Wednesday’s game will be sent to the Hall of Fame. He still has the ball from the final out and says he’ll give that to his wife, who had flown to Venezuela the day before and missed the historic event. TURN
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Golf PENINSULA GOLF CLUB Thursday Men’s Club Medal Play Individual gross: Rick Hoover, 72; Rick Parkhurst, 75. Individual net: Kevin Russell, 68; Curtis Johnson, 70; Bob Reidel, 70; J.W. Sadler, 70; Bill Lindberg, 71; Brian Duncan, 72; Larry Bourm, 72; Andy Duran, 72; Jim Root, 72; Curt Thomas, 72. Team gross: Rick Parkhurst and Bob Brodhun, 72; Bill Lindberg and Jim Cole, 74. Team net: Steve Colvin and Curtis Johnson, 62; Ray Santiago and Dave Henderson, 63; Andy Duran and Bob Reidel, 63; Gary Murphy and Daryl Jensen, 64; J.W. Sadler and Pat Davis, 64; Kevin Russell and Jerry Schwagler, 64. Wednesday Ladies Club O.N.E.S. 18 hole: Sandy Granger, 34; Linda Bruch, 36; Linda Beatty, 36; Cindy Schlaffman, 36.5; Sherry Henderson, 37. 9 hole: Dona Scarcia, 23; Kitty Byrne, 23.5. Chip Ins No. 10 Linda Bruch and Cindy Schlaffman. No. 17 Sherry Henderson. Merchant League Wednesday Team Points 1. Team Crestwood 260 2. Dream Team 257 3. Fryer Insurance 250.5 4. Glass Services 207 5. Les Schwab 181 6. Triggs Dental Lab No. 1 176 7. Elwood Allstate 167 8. Laurel Lanes No. 2 165 9. APS Electrical 156.5 10. Laurel Lanes No. 1 153.5 11. Triggs Dental Lab No. 2 153 12. John L. Scott 150 13. Lakeside Industries 148.5 14. Peninsula College 140 15. Taylor Made Construction 138 16. Joshua’s 134.5 17. Callis Insurance 133 18. D&K Painting 131 19. Windermere 121 20. Olympic Restoration 75.5 21. Next Door 57 Division One (0 to 7 handicap) Gross: Rick Hoover, 33; Jack Heckman, 35; Paul Reed, 35. Net: Mel Triggs, 32; Kurt Anderson, 33; Gene Norton, 33; Jeff Schuck, 33; Briten Doran, 33; Terry McDonald, 34; Jan Hardin, 34. Division Two (8 to 12 handicap) Gross: Mike Hammel, 42; Tom Arnold, 42. Net: Josh Gardner, 33; Tom Deeney, 33; Kent Brauninger, 34; Matt Elwood, 35; Chris Hoare, 35; Jerry Brinkman, 35; Marty Marchant, 35. Division Three (13 and up handicap) Gross: Bobby Allis, 46; Chris Saari, 46. Net: Brian DeFrang, 28; Donny DeFrang, 30; Joe Cammack, 33; Tory Clayton, 34; Bruce Johnstad, 34; Barb Thomspon, 34; Sheryl Baxter, 35; Linda Chansky, 35; Helen Arnold, 35; Jamie Ballas, 35; Mike Oakes. Tuesday Men’s Club Better Nine Individual gross: Steve Main, 36; John Pruss, 36; Bob Brodhun, 36; Mark Mitrovich, 36. Individual net: Ming Chang, 31; Ray Dooley, 31.5; Jack Morley, 31.5; Dennis Ingram, 32.5; Mike Robinson, 32.5; Rudy Arruda, 32.5. Team gross: John Pruss and Rick Parkhurst, 67; Bob Brodhun and Rick Parkhurst, 68. Team net: Rudy Arruda and Andy Duran, 57; Ray Dooley and Gary Murphy, 59; John Pruss and Bob Brodhun, 59; Mike Robinson and Keith Lawrence, 59; Ray Dooley and Daryl Jensen, 60; Ming Chang and Gene Hitt, 60; Jim Root and Keith Lawrence, 60; Rudy Arruda and Jack Morley, 60. Sunday, Aug. 12 Men’s Club Medal Play Individual gross: Rick Parkhurst, 71; Paul Reed, 73. Individual net: Gerald Petersen, 68; Bob Dutrow, 68; Tim Lusk, 69; Mike Sorenson, 69; Gary Reidel, 69; Bill Lindberg, 70; Bill Evenstad, 70; Jan Hardin, 70; Leo Greenawalt, 70; Rick Hoover, 70; Curt Thomas, 71; Dennis Ingram, 71. CEDARS AT DUNGENESS GOLF CLUB Men’s Club Championship Friday Flight One Individual gross: Sid Krumpe, 210; Ken Chase, 215. Individual net: Dave Yasumura, 202; Robert Mares, 208. Flight Two Individual gross: Larry St. John, 214; Matt Eveland, 244. Individual net: Warren Cortez, 210; Everett Thometz, 211. Flight Three Individual gross: Kris Lether, 247; Robin Allen, 250. Individual net: Dick Brahams, 203; Darrell Waller, 211. Flight Five Individual gross: Nicolas Holt, 274; Dave Robert, 297. Individual net: Bates Bankert, 217; Jim Engel, 217. Field and Club Champion Gross: Sid Krumpe, 210. Net: Nicolas Holt, 196. Merchant League Team Standings Team Points 1. Skyridge Golf Club 41 2. Eric’s RV Repair 40.5 3. Kettel’s 76 38.5 4. Eagle Home Mortgage 38 5. Dungeness Plumbing 36 6. Raske Insurance 35 7. Mischmidt 31 8. Bigg Dogg 28.5 9. Sequim Plumbing 28.5 10. Dungeness Golf Shop 28 11. Stymie’s Bar and Grill 24.5 12. Team McAleer-RE/MAX 19.5 13. Windermere Sequim East 17 14. Jamestown Aces 14 Weekly results Eagle Home Mortgage, 7, Raske Insurance, 3 Mischmidt, 6, Eric’s RV Repair, 4 Team McAleer-RE/MAX, 6.5, Bigg Dogg, 3.5 Kettel’s 76, 10, Jamestown Aces, 0
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Shendrik Apostel of Willemstad, Curacao, left, scores past Kyle Glenn of Ramstein, Germany, after a wild throw on a stolen base by Arjun Huerta in the first inning of a pool play game at the Little League World Series on Saturday in South Williamsport, Pa. Curacao won the game 14-2.
Skyridge Golf Club, 5, Dungeness Golf Shop, 5 Stymie’s Bar and Grill, 7, Windermere Sequim East, 3 Sequim Plumbing, 6, Dungeness Plumbing, 4 Low Handicap Division Individual gross: Sid Krumpe, 32; Jeff Jones, 35; Ron Sather, 36; Jeff Pedersen, 37. Individual net: Tim Billner, 31; Tim Schneider, 31; Kris Lether, 32; Mark Willis, 33; Larry Smithson, 33; Eric Lane, 33. Closest to pin No. 4 Low handicap division: Everett Thometz, 8 ft. 9 in. High handicap division: Kirk Gries, 6 ft. 10 in. High Handicap Division Individual gross: Lance Garner, 42; Irene Schmidt, 44; Bill Bailey, 43; Ken Hagen, 50; Rick Vannetti, 50; Kevin Gallacci, 50; Clint Wetzel, 50. Individual net: Dean Norman, 28; Kirk Gries, 31; Levi Larsen, 33; Chuck Anderson, 34; Eric Davis, 34. Closest to pin Low handicap division: Jeff Jones, 5 ft. 9 in. High handicap division: Matt Bailey, 14 ft. 4 in. Tuesday Women’s 18 Hole Club Championship Division One Lori Wungaert, 29.5; Marlene Erickson, 30.5. Division Two Dian Woodle, 31.5; Jackie Davis, 32; Carolyn Gill, 32. Closest to pin Division One No. 4: Marlene Erickson, 9 ft. 8 in. No. 11: Pat Schumacher, 9 ft. 5 in. Division Two No. 4: Bonney Benson, 76 ft. Putts Division One: Barb Burrows, 33. Division Two: Betty Kettel, 34; Donna Maclean, 34; Bonney Benson, 34. Chip Ins No. 6: Lori Oakes. Birdies No. 8: Marlene Erickson. SUNLAND GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB Thursday Lady Niners Low Putts Betty Armstrong, 14; Gwyen Boger, 17. SWGA Better Nine Alice Myers, 33.5; Marine Hirschfeld, 35. Tuesday Couples Two Best Balls of Foursome Combined 9 Holes and Horserace Team event: Mary McIntyre and Arlyn Nelson and Brad Littlefield and blind draw, 59. Horserace Pennie and Bill Dickin; Patricia and John Palmeri; Jan and Owen Prout; Sherry and Mark Meythaler. SKYRIDGE GOLF CLUB Sunday, Aug. 12 Players Day Individual gross: Scott MacKay, 77; Lumpy Quattrocchi, 78. Individual net: Bob Madsen, 67; Dave Koehler, 67; Robb Reese, 67; Gene Potter, 68; Don Tipton, 68; Steve Hall, 68; John Naples, 69; Bud Bowling, 69; Dusty Henry, 70; Phil Langston, 71.
Softball P.A. RECREATION COED Standings through Saturday Purple Division Team W L The Hanger 5 1 PA Hardwoods 4 2 Shirley’s Cafe 3 3 Westport Shipyard 3 3 California Horizon 3 3 Jordan Excavating 0 6 Gold Division Team W L Elwha Heat 6 0 Butch’s Ballers 5 1 Coo Coo Nest 2 4 Higher Grounds 2 4
Elwha Gone Wild 2 4 The Daily Grind 1 5 Green Division Team W L Mount Pleasant IGA 5 1 Seven Cedars Casino 4 2 State Farm Killa Beez 4 2 Blind Ambition/Lou’s 3 3 Olympic Restoration 2 4 Evergreen Collision 0 6 Gray Division Team W L Armstrong Marine 5 1 Family Juels 5 1 The Lions 3 3 Lakeside Industries 2 4 Olympic Medical 0 6 Thursday results Olympic Restoration 15, Evergreen Collision and Towing 14 Mount Pleasant IGS 16, Seven Cedars Casino 6 Seven Cedars Casino 13, Evergreen Collision and Towing 3 Mount Pleasant IGS 10, Blind Ambition/Lou’s Crew 7 State Farm Killa Beez 8, Olympic Restoration 5 State Farm Killa Beez 8, Blind Ambition./Lou’s Crew 4
Baseball Mariners 5, Twins 3 Minnesota ab Mstrnn cf Mauer c Wlngh lf Mornea 1b Doumit dh Plouffe 3b MCarsn rf JCarrll 2b Flormn ss Totals
Friday night Seattle r h bi ab 4 0 0 0 Ackley 2b 4 1 2 1 MSndrs cf 4 1 1 1 Seager 3b 4 1 1 0 Jaso dh 4 0 0 0 Smoak 1b 4 0 1 0 Olivo c 4 0 1 1 TRonsn lf 2 0 0 0 Thams rf 3 0 0 0 Ryan ss 33 3 6 3 Totals
r hbi 5011 4110 4000 3122 4010 4121 4120 3121 3000 34 511 5
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E—Ryan (5). DP—Seattle 1. LOB—Minnesota 4, Seattle 8. 2B—Morneau (25), T.Robinson (3), Thames (10). HR—Mauer (8), Willingham (31), Jaso (8), Olivo (9). SB—M.Saunders (16). S_Ryan. IP H R ER BB SO Minnesota Blackburn L,4/9 5 1-3 11 5 5 11 T.Robertson 2-3 0 0 0 0 1 Fien 1 0 0 0 0 2 Swarzak 1 0 0 0 1 0 Seattle Iwakuma W,4/3 7 4 1 0 1 6 Pryor 2-3 2 2 2 0 1 Luetge H,10 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 Wilhelmsen S,17/19 1 0 0 0 0 1 Umpires—Home, Gerry Davis; First, D.J. Reyburn; Second, Phil Cuzzi; Third, Manny Gonzalez. T—2:36. A—22,602 (47,860).
American League West Division W L Texas 69 50 Oakland 63 55 Los Angeles 62 58 Seattle 56 64 East Division W L New York 71 48 Tampa Bay 65 54 Baltimore 64 55 Boston 58 62 Toronto 56 64 Central Division W L Chicago 65 53 Detroit 64 55 Cleveland 54 65
Pct GB .580 — .534 5½ .517 7½ .467 13½ Pct GB .597 — .546 6 .538 7 .483 13½ .467 15½ Pct .551 .538 .454
GB — 1½ 11½
Kansas City Minnesota
52 66 .441 13 50 68 .424 15 Friday’s Games Detroit 5, Baltimore 3 N.Y. Yankees 6, Boston 4 Toronto 3, Texas 2 Kansas City 4, Chicago White Sox 2 Oakland 6, Cleveland 4 Tampa Bay 12, L.A. Angels 3 Seattle 5, Minnesota 3 Saturday’s Games Texas 2, Toronto 1 Boston at N.Y. Yankees, late Baltimore at Detroit, late Chicago White Sox at Kansas City, late Cleveland at Oakland, late Tampa Bay at L.A. Angels, late Minnesota at Seattle, late Today’s Games Baltimore (W.Chen 11-7) at Detroit (Fister 7-7), 10:05 a.m. Texas (M.Harrison 13-7) at Toronto (H.Alvarez 7-10), 10:07 a.m. Chicago White Sox (Quintana 5-2) at Kansas City (Guthrie 2-3), 11:10 a.m. Tampa Bay (M.Moore 9-7) at L.A. Angels (Greinke 1-1), 12:35 p.m. Cleveland (Masterson 9-10) at Oakland (J.Parker 7-7), 1:05 p.m. Minnesota (Deduno 4-0) at Seattle (Beavan 7-7), 1:10 p.m. Boston (Beckett 5-10) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 11-8), 5:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Kansas City at Tampa Bay, 4:10 p.m. Baltimore at Texas, 5:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Chicago White Sox, 5:10 p.m. Minnesota at Oakland, 7:05 p.m. Cleveland at Seattle, 7:10 p.m.
National League West Division W L San Francisco 65 54 Los Angeles 65 55 Arizona 60 59 San Diego 52 69 Colorado 45 72 East Division W L Washington 74 45 Atlanta 70 49 New York 56 63 Philadelphia 54 65 Miami 54 66 Central Division W L Cincinnati 73 47 Pittsburgh 66 53 St. Louis 64 55 Milwaukee 54 64 Chicago 46 72 Houston 39 81
Pct .546 .542 .504 .430 .385
GB — ½ 5 14 19
Pct GB .622 — .588 4 .471 18 .454 20 .450 20½ Pct .608 .555 .538 .458 .390 .325
GB — 6½ 8½ 18 26 34
Friday’s Games Washington 6, N.Y. Mets 4 Cincinnati 7, Chicago Cubs 3 Atlanta 4, L.A. Dodgers 3, 11 innings Arizona 3, Houston 1 Milwaukee 6, Philadelphia 2 Pittsburgh 2, St. Louis 1 Miami 6, Colorado 5 San Francisco 10, San Diego 1 Saturday’s Games Cincinnati 5, Chicago Cubs 3, 1st game Pittsburgh at St. Louis, late Arizona at Houston, late N.Y. Mets at Washington, late Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, late, 2nd game L.A. Dodgers at Atlanta, late Philadelphia at Milwaukee, late Miami at Colorado, late San Francisco at San Diego, late Today’s Games Chicago Cubs (Volstad 0-9) at Cincinnati (Latos 10-3), 1:10 a.m. L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 9-9) at Atlanta (Minor 6-9), 10:35 a.m. N.Y. Mets (Hefner 2-4) at Washington (G.Gonzalez 15-6), 10:35 a.m. Arizona (I.Kennedy 10-10) at Houston (Galarraga 0-3), 11:05 a.m.
9 a.m. (27) ESPN2 Baseball Little League, World Series Double Elimination, Site: Volunteer Stadium Williamsport, Pa. (Live) 9:30 a.m. (7) KIRO Tennis ATP, Western & Southern Open Final, Site: Lindner Family Tennis Center - Cincinnati (Live) 10 a.m. (26) ESPN Auto Racing NASCAR, Pure Michigan 400 Sprint Cup Series, Site: Michigan International Speedway - Brooklyn, Mich. (Live) 10 a.m. (47) GOLF Golf PGA, Wyndham Championship Final Round, Site: Sedgefield Country Club Greensboro, N.C. (Live) 10 a.m. WGN Baseball MLB, Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds, Site: Great American Ball Park - Cincinnati (Live) 10:30 a.m. (28) TBS Baseball MLB, Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves, Site: Turner Field - Atlanta (Live) 11 a.m. (4) KOMO Baseball Little League, World Series Championship, Site: Howard J. Lamade Stadium Williamsport, Pa. (Live) 11 a.m. (27) ESPN2 Auto Racing, Road America American LeMans Series Elkhart Lake, Wis. Noon (7) KIRO Golf PGA, Wyndham Championship Final Round, Site: Sedgefield Country Club Greensboro, N.C. (Live) Noon (47) GOLF CHAMPS, Dick’s Sporting Goods Open Final Round, Site: En-Joie Golf Club Endicott, N.Y. (Live) 12:30 p.m. (8) GBLBC Golf PGA, Wyndham Championship Final Round Site: Sedgefield Country Club Greensboro, N.C. (Live) 1 p.m. (5) KING Golf USGA, U.S. Amateur Championship Final Round, Site: Cherry Hills Country Club Englewood, Colo. (Live) 1 p.m. (27) ESPN2 Tennis WTA, Western & Southern Open Championship, Site: Lindner Family Tennis Center - Cincinnati (Live) 1 p.m. (25) ROOT Baseball MLB, Minnesota Twins vs. Seattle Mariners, Site: Safeco Field - Seattle (Live) 2 p.m. (26) ESPN Baseball Little League, World Series Double Elimination Site: Volunteer Stadium Williamsport, Pa. (Live) 3:30 p.m. (47) GOLF LPGA, Safeway Classic Final Round, Site: Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club - North Plains, Ore. (Live) 4 p.m. (27) ESPN2 Baseball Little League, World Series Double Elimination, Site: Howard J. Lamade Stadium - Williamsport, Pa. (Live) 5 p.m. (5) KING Football NFL, Indianapolis Colts vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, Pre-season, Site: Heinz Field - Pittsburgh (Live) 5 p.m. (26) ESPN Baseball MLB, Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees Site: Yankee Stadium - Bronx, N.Y. (Live) 6 p.m. (27) ESPN2 Drag Racing NHRA, Lucas Oil Nationals - Brainerd, Minn. 2:45 a.m. (2) CBUT Soccer FIFA, Argentina vs. Canada U-20 World Cup Women’s - Japan (Live) Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 5-9) at Milwaukee (Wolf 3-9), 11:10 a.m. Pittsburgh (Karstens 4-3) at St. Louis (J.Garcia 3-4), 11:15 a.m. Miami (Jo.Johnson 7-9) at Colorado (D.Pomeranz 1-7), 12:10 p.m. San Francisco (Vogelsong 10-6) at San Diego (Richard 9-12), 1:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Atlanta at Washington, 4:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 4:05 p.m. Colorado at N.Y. Mets, 4:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 5:10 p.m. Miami at Arizona, 6:40 p.m. Pittsburgh at San Diego, 7:05 p.m. San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, 7:10 p.m.
Transactions BASEBALL MLB: Suspended Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly two games and fined him an undisclosed amount for his excessive arguing in the top of the second inning of an Aug. 16 game. American League Baltimore Orioles: Recalled LHP Zach Britton from Norfolk (IL). Optioned INF Joe Mahoney to Norfolk. Boston Red Sox: Recalled INF Mauro Gomez from Pawtucket (IL).
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SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2012
USC brushes off sanctions, now No.1 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK — Southern California is No. 1 in the AP Top 25, tossing off the weight of NCAA sanctions and returning to a familiar place in the rankings — with a boost from LSU’s problems. USC earned the top spot in The Associated Press’ preseason college football poll for the seventh time in school history and the first time in five seasons, edging out No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 LSU. The Trojans, who were banned from postseason play the past two seasons, received 25 of a possible 60 first-place votes from a media panel in a close vote. USC received 1,445 points. Defending national champion Alabama had 17 first-place votes and 1,411 points while LSU, the Crimson Tide’s SEC rival, got 16 first-place votes and 1,402 points. “We definitely didn’t come here to be underdogs,” Trojans safety T.J. McDonald said Saturday. “The ranking doesn’t mean we’ve done anything as a team. But it’s good to see we’re back where we’re supposed to be.” Oklahoma was fourth with a single first-place vote and Oregon was fifth. Michigan, at No. 8, received the only other first-place vote. The Tigers were poised to start the season No. 1 before Heisman Trophy finalist Tyrann Mathieu got
kicked off the team a week ago. In light of that development, the AP extended the voting deadline. Before Mathieu was dismissed, reportedly for failed drug tests, LSU had received 28 of a possible 60 first-place votes. USC was a close second with 22 firstplace votes and Alabama was third with nine. The USA Today coaches’ poll, which was released Aug. 2, had LSU at No. 1, followed by Alabama and USC. Rounding out the top 10 in the AP rankings, Georgia was No. 6, followed by Florida State and Michigan. No. 9 South Carolina and No. 10 Arkansas give the Southeastern Conference half of the first 10 teams. For the Trojans, their return to national championship contention comes just two years after the program was hit by NCAA sanctions that seemed crippling at the time. “To be handed down what they said could be a death penalty, could take USC 10 years to come back from, then to have this recognition and be preseason No. 1 is very exciting for our fans because a lot people thought two years ago that this would not be possible for USC,” coach Lane Kiffin told the AP. Kiffin was an assistant coach for USC during its last great run. From 200109 under coach Pete Carroll, the Trojans won two national titles and played
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Matt Barkley celebrates a USC touchdown against UCLA last November. USC is ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press preseason poll. for a third, made seven straight BCS appearances and had three Heisman Trophy winners in Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush. At one point, USC spent a record 33 straight weeks at No. 1. But Carroll left for the NFL after the 2009 season and Kiffin was hired to replace him. A few months later the NCAA hit USC with a twoyear bowl ban, plus scholarship limitations and probation because Bush and his family received impermissible benefits. USC went 8-5 in 2010, then charged back to 10-2
last season. And when star quarterback Matt Barkley decided to stick around for his senior season instead of entering the NFL draft, the Trojans, free from the bowl ban, were set to make a run at No. 1. “There’s not a roof over our heads now,” McDonald said. And USC is once again trendy in Los Angeles. “Do you feel that? Sure you do,” Kiffin said. “Games already sold out. Just the energy around it. All those different things. That’s how it was before. I’ve talked to these players about it.” With Barkley, the preseason Heisman favorite,
along with receivers Robert Woods and Marqise Lee, plus running backs Curtis McNeal and Penn State transfer Silas Redd, these Trojans have drawn comparisons to those great Leinart/Bush offenses. “They are going to be successful because of the work they put in and not because of the hype,” Kiffin said. If USC has questions, it’s on the defensive side, where the line is thin and the pass defense was spotty last season. Those potent Pac-12 offenses will provide plenty of tests, none stiffer than on Nov. 3 when Oregon comes to the Coliseum for the first of a possible two contests with the Trojans. USC and Oregon could also meet in the Pac-12 title game. Trojans-Ducks might be only the second-biggest game of the day on Nov. 3. That will also be the day of Round III of AlabamaLSU, after the Tide and Tigers played twice last season, the second time in the BCS title game. Alabama won the rematch 21-0 to take its second national title in the last three seasons under coach Nick Saban. The Tide are rebuilding on defense, but return quarterback A.J. McCarron and one of the best offensive lines in the country. LSU has a new quarterback, Zach Mettenberger, who the Tigers hope will give the passing game more
punch, and much of last year’s fearsome defense is back — except Mathieu. The defensive back nicknamed Honey Badger became a surprising Heisman contender with a slew of game-changing plays last season. He scored four touchdowns, two on punt returns and two on fumble returns. His departure was met with mixed reaction by voters, but in a tight race for No. 1 it made a difference. “Tyrann Mathieu’s a terrific player, but I don’t think the overall effect will change LSU’s results,” said John Silver from the Journal Inquirer of Connecticut, who did not change his ballot after the Mathieu news. “I don’t think a corner can make that big of a difference. It hurts them, but at the margins.” Seth Emerson of The Macon (Georgia) Telegraph dropped LSU from No. 1 to No. 3, behind Alabama and USC. “On the one hand, he wasn’t exactly known as a lock-down cornerback and LSU has plenty of other talent. On the other hand, I was in the Georgia Dome last year when Mathieu single-handedly turned the tide of the SEC championship,” Emerson wrote on his blog. “He’s a dynamic player. There’s a reason he was fifth in the Heisman voting. “That’s why I moved LSU to third, but not any further down.”
M’s: Reliever Furbush recalled from minors CONTINUED FROM B1 appearances with Tacoma, posting a 6.00 ERA (four And he’s still dealing earned runs in six innings) with the 120 text messages with seven strikeouts, and 300 missed calls from including two scoreless people trying to get in innings on Tuesday in touch, including former Nashville. “I’d never had an injury teammates and friends like this, so there wasn’t an from back home. His next start isn’t until exact time table, it was just Tuesday against the Indi- a day to day thing and ans, and he figures to have finally I got to point where I just felt like myself again,” decompressed by then. For now, reality is just Furbush said. “The one before last I felt sinking in. “I went home that night good and I wanted to throw and lay down and I just again, so that last game I said, ‘I did it,’” Hernandez threw two innings in Nashville and felt good.” said. “Finally, I did it.” Furbush, acquired as part of the Doug Fister Furbush activated trade with the Tigers a year Left-handed reliever ago, has been one of the Charlie Furbush was acti- Mariners’ top relievers this vated from the 15-day dis- season with a 4-2 record abled list, with right-hander and 2.17 ERA. Shawn Kelley optioned to He’s struck out 47 in 37 Triple-A Tacoma to make 1/3 innings and has held room for Furbush on the left-handers to a .155 bat25-man roster. ting average. Furbush, 26, had been Kelley, 28, was 2-3 with a on the disabled list since 3.41 ERA, pitching 34 1/3 July 18 with a strained left innings in 36 appearances. triceps. The Mariners chose to He made five rehab keep veteran Josh Kinney
and rookies Carter Capps and Stephen Pryor on the 25-man roster as their right-handed relievers, along with closer Tom Wilhelmsen. Kelley started the season in Tacoma and still has options left, while Kinney is out of options and would have been exposed to the waiver process if he had been sent down. “[Kelley] had options and some of these other younger players that have options we wanted to continue to see, so he was the odd man out,” said manager Eric Wedge. Furbush’s return gives Wedge three lefties in the pen, along with Oliver Perez and Lucas Luetge. Furbush’s only regret? He had to watch Felix Hernandez’s perfect game Wednesday on a TV in the Nashville clubhouse. “I just did what I needed to do to get back to 100 percent and unfortunately I missed it by two days,” Furbush said with a grin. “It was unbelievable
what Felix did. I’m real happy for him. We were watching it and a couple guys were talking about it and in my head I’m thinking, ‘Can you jinx it if you’re not there and you’re talking about it?’ “It was so cool. It’s something so rare and so special, we were just happy for him. I just gave him a big hug today and said congrats. It’s been a crazy year here at Safeco.”
Gutierrez improving Center fielder Franklin Gutierrez took batting practice and worked out with the team prior to Friday’s game as he continues to recover from headaches and lingering issues from a concussion on June 29. “Hopefully, he’ll get a full day of baseball activity today and we’ll see where he’s at from there,” said manager Eric Wedge. Once Gutierrez is ready to play, he will begin a 20-day maximum rehab stint in the minor leagues.
‘Supreme Court’ in session Tuesday BY GREG JOHNS MLB.COM
SEATTLE — In honor of Felix Hernandez’s perfect game, the Mariners are expanding Safeco Field’s “King’s Court” concept into a “Supreme Court” for his next start Tuesday night against the Indians. The first 34,000 fans entering the ballpark Tuesday will receive a bright yellow “King of Perfection” T-shirt and commemorative “K” card that will include a photo from the perfect game on the back. Hernandez enjoys the normal King’s Court rooting section of about 800 fans down the left-field line that gets special shirts and the ‘K’ placard for all his Safeco Field starts. Hernandez seemed almost overwhelmed at the thought of an entire stadium full of similar fans for his next outing. “I don’t know,” Hernandez said. “It’ll be crazy. It’ll be unbelievable. I really appreciate that.” Special ticket prices will be offered, with View Level seats priced as low as $10 and Main Level seats as low as $30.
Huskies: Wilcox charged with fixing defense CONTINUED FROM B1 Could the Huskies also be the type of team to surprise the entire Pac-12 and maybe be playing for a conference crown thanks to a favorable second-half schedule? The raw, yet young talent on the roster says it’s possible. Wilcox was a rising coaching star after making Boise State known for more than just its flashy offense.
He went on to Tennessee for two seasons, but was drawn back to his native Northwest when the Huskies’ job became available. His task: take the worst defense in Washington’s long history from 2011, erase the ugly national perception after the Alamo Bowl and make the Huskies defense respectable again. “I hate hearing about the past,” safety Sean Parker said. “We always move forward and I’m always
focused on the task at hand.” Wilcox has brought different ideas, like hybrid and odd fronts that have been toyed with during spring ball and fall camp. It hasn’t helped that a handful of expected starters have been sidelined with injuries and the Huskies are perilously thin at linebacker. If Price can have another breakout season, it’ll take some pressure off Wilcox’s
defense. Whatever Price and the rest of the Huskies offense does will be expected. It was put on film last year when Price became the Washington standardbearer while throwing for a school-record 33 touchdowns yet never truly being fully healthy the entire year. Even with the loss of Chris Polk, his bullying running style and touchdowns on the ground, the Huskies offense is still
expected to be dynamic and potent. Price has talented targets in wide receiver Kasen Williams and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins. Jesse Callier and Bishop Sankey will likely split the carries while trying to make up for the loss of Polk. The offensive line is a concern with potentially three new starters. Then there’s the Huskies’ brutal early schedule. They travel to Baton Rouge for a night game in
Death Valley against LSU in Week 2, then start Pac-12 play with a gauntlet of Stanford at home, at Oregon and home for USC. “I think it’s a great opportunity for us,” Williams said. “People say we have one of the hardest schedules in the nation, and it’s a good challenge for us because that’s going to show us how good that we are as an offense, how good we are as a team.”
High School athletic director Patrick Kane said Foden can choose to stay longer. “Right now we are looking at Colin for a one-year agreement, but that is not to say he can’t continue on if he feels the need to do so,” Kane told the PDN in an email. Foden said practice starts Monday at 3 p.m. He will see some famil-
iar faces from the 2010 team he coached to a thirdplace finish in the Olympic League, including Irina Lyons, Jewel Johnson and Alex Akins, but he said there is a lot for him to learn about the team. “It all starts next week,” Foden said.
The Roughriders’ boys tennis team will begin practicing Monday at the Port Angeles High School tennis courts. The practices will run from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each day through Saturday.
school football will take place at Stevens Middle School on Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m. Students going into the 8th grade this year are eligible to sign up. Those going into 7th grade are not eligible to play middle school football. They are encouraged to participate in the city football program. Peninsula Daily News
Briefly . . . Redskins after one season away, replacing 2011 coach Ryan Moss, who left in February for police academy training in Southern California. Foden decided last week PORT TOWNSEND — to return after Port Colin Foden is coming out Townsend had yet to of retirement to coach the replace Moss. Port Townsend High School Foden told the Peningirls soccer team for the sula Daily News he is 2012 season. onboard for a “one-season show,” but Port Townsend Foden returns to the
Foden returns to coach PT girls soccer
PA boys tennis PORT ANGELES —
Middle school football PORT ANGELES — Registration for middle
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New Port Townsend football coach Nick Snyder, right, gives instructions to his team at the start of practice Thursday. Former Redskins head coach and current assistant coach Tom Webster, left, listens in.
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NEW ORLEANS — Former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu has entered a drug rehabilitation program in Houston since being dismissed from the Tigers, according to a television report. Fox 8 reports that Mathieu’s adoptive father, Tryone Mathieu, says that the 20-year-old star cornerback and punt returner known as the “Honey Badger” has been at the Right Step recovery center and is being counseled by former NBA player John Lucas. Tyrone Mathieu says his son is committed to restoring his health and won’t play football until he is confident that his rehab is complete. That may rule out the possibility of Mathieu transferring to a school at the FCS level and playing this season, after which he would be eligible for the NFL draft. No one from Mathieu’s family appeared on camera in the New Orleans television report. Lucas has not returned a phone message left by The Associated Press. LSU has said that about 20 college football programs have asked for permission to speak with Mathieu about transferring. Mathieu has visited McNeese State in Lake Charles, La., where classes began Wednesday.
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Former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu returns a punt for a touchdown against Georgia during the first half of the Southeastern Conference championship in December. Nicholls State in Thibodaux, La., also has been granted permission to speak with Mathieu but has not met with him yet. Classes at Nicholls begin Aug. 22. It remains unclear what Mathieu’s future may hold if he sits out this season entirely. LSU coach Les Miles has declined to close the door entirely on the possibility, however remote, that Mathieu could play for LSU again in 2013. Miles said last Friday, when he announced Mathieu’s dismissal, it would make more sense for Mathieu to transfer. Since then, he has said
he can only guarantee Mathieu won’t be playing for LSU in 2012 and declined to speculate beyond that. Miles and LSU officials have also said that they’ve offered Mathieu whatever help he needs to transfer. The only public statements Mathieu has made since his dismissal consist of a few posts on the social network website Twitter, where he has also changed his avatar from a photo of himself in an LSU uniform to a motto displayed in white letters on a black background, reading: “Be yourself. There is something that you can do better than any other. Listen to
the inward voice and bravely obey that.” One of his recent posted messages says: “Patience.... Sometimes you have to stop doing what is easy and begin to do the things that are hard.” Mathieu emerged as one of college football’s biggest stars in 2011, his sophomore season, and was a Heisman Trophy finalist. He also won the Bednarik Award as national defensive player of the year last season. He scored four touchdowns — two on punt returns and two on fumble returns — intercepted two passes, caused six fumbles and recovered four. He was expected to play
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he would not be the next head coach at Penn State. Sandusky and Curley negotiated a retirement package, and among Sandusky’s demands was to stay on through the 1999 season. The book indicates Paterno reluctantly agreed, and then regretted the decision when the team, which was considered one of the national championship favorites going into the season and reached No. 2 in the nation, lost three games late in the year with an underperforming defense.
Sandusky’s early retirement at age 55 has led to speculation that a 1998 allegation by a boy against Sandusky that was never prosecuted by authorities led to Penn State quietly pushing Sandusky out. Paterno told a grand jury he was unaware of that allegation but evidence uncovered by Freeh report investigators suggest that he did. According to the book, Paterno, who obsessively took and kept handwritten notes, had no notes in his files that mentioned the investigation.
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CONTINUED FROM B1 worked together at Penn State. According to the book, “Some would argue, especially in the white-hot the two were never friendly emotion sparked by the lat- and late in Sandusky’s tenest revelations, that Pater- ure, Paterno felt the defense was not performing no’s role in the Jerry Sanwell and neither was Sandusky crimes invalidates dusky. whatever good he might Paterno did not want to have done. fire Sandusky because he “My book does not argue was so popular in the comthat either. My book, I munity and with fans, believe, lets the reader according to the book. make up his or her own The book indicates that mind.” Sandusky showed interest The book also details in taking an early retirethe long and frosty relament in 1999, and Paterno tionship Paterno had with encouraged him to do so Sandusky while they and let his assistant know
SEATTLE — Don’t expect Fredy Montero to suddenly become the constant super-sub that comes off the Seattle Sounders bench, no matter how good he’s been in just that role. Montero scored in the 64th minute, just two minutes after entering, Eddie Johnson added a clinching goal in the 87th minute and the Sounders beat Cascadia rival Vancouver 2-0 on Saturday in a key game for positioning in the MLS Western Conference playoff chase. The only reason Montero was not in the starting lineup against the Whitecaps was due to his needing to miss practice on Friday to tend to a family matter. With one less day of preparation, Seattle coach Sigi Schmid — who said Montero coming off the bench was not punishment — decided Montero would be better served as a sub. The result was a critical goal that had eluded the Sounders despite numerous earlier chances. After the goal, Montero even mimicked the celebration of Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez following his perfect game with both hands in the air and a leg raised off the ground. “We’re not going to turn him into super-sub or the 12th man of the year or something like that even though he does well when he comes off the bench,” Schmid said. “Goal scorers are streaky a little bit and I always get a special joy when we win a game and there is a Montero goal and a Johnson goal. I think it substantiates what we’re trying to do with those guys.” Montero’s goal was his eighth of the season. Mauro Rosales took a free kick from about 35 yards out, but instead of going on net, chipped it into the penalty area. Defender Jeff Parke played the ball off his chest and directed it to Montero, who got just enough of his toe on the shot to bounce it past Vancouver goalkeeper Joe Cannon. It was Montero’s fifth goal this season as a substitute and four have either tied the game or given Seattle the lead. Johnson scored on a counter attack off a cross from Brad Evans in the closing minutes for his 11th goal of the season. It was the fourth time this season that Johnson and Montero’s — the Sounders high-profile strikers — have scored in the same game. “Fredy’s competitive, I’m
competitive. I’m pretty sure one of his goals is to be the leading scorer and it’s one of my goals too,” Johnson said. “So if we’re both trying to get more goals it’s good for the team.” Seattle moved three points clear of the Whitecaps and Los Angeles and into third place alone in the conference standings. Seattle has played two fewer games than both the Whitecaps and Galaxy. Montero’s goal gave Seattle a deserved result after the Sounders held the better of the scoring chances. Both Osvaldo Alonso and Johnson had point-blank chances earlier in the half that were missed. Johnson badly shanked a volley wide of the net. But Montero was able to make sure Seattle got the three points it needed, helping erase the bad taste of last week when the Sounders lost the U.S. Open Cup final to Sporting Kansas City on penalties, then dropped a 2-1 decision to league-leading San Jose by surrendering the winning goal three minutes into second-half stoppage time. Montero scored in the 90th minute goal in Vancouver for a 2-2 draw with the Whitecaps in the first match in May. Vancouver lost for the third time in its last four league matches and second straight following a 2-0 loss to FC Dallas at home on Wednesday. And the Whitecaps were playing decidedly shorthanded. They were already without defender Martin Bonjour, who picked up his sixth yellow card against Dallas on Wednesday and was suspended for the match. Then the league announced Saturday morning that designated player Barry Robson would be suspended for the match for his treatment of an assistant referee in the loss to Dallas. Vancouver coach Martin Rennie said the team didn’t know until Friday night that Robson would not be available. Additionally, Jay DeMerrit missed his second straight match after suffering a concussion Aug. 11 in the first half against Real Salt Lake. “That makes it very hard. Already put together all of our training, already picked our 18, already picked our starting lineup, already gone through all of our set plays. That makes it very hard,” Rennie said. “Given all of that, we were a little unfortunate not to get something out of the game.”
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Lilly, an Australian shepherd, looks happy while awaiting judging with owner Haley Gray, 16, of Port Angeles, a member of the Dogs Inc. 4-H Club. Today is the last day for the four-day Clallam County Fair.
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The Lincoln High School junior, the daughter of Frank and Karla PORT ANGELES — The Clal- Chamberlin, plans to attend the lam County Fair will be packed Oregon Coast Culinary Institute with action today, the last day of and become a chef. its four-day run. Nichole Napiontek, a 16-yearTickets go on old Port Angeles High School sophsale at 9 a.m. at omore, is the fair princess. the yellow gate She will be awarded a $400 entrance to the scholarship. fairgrounds at Nichole, the daughter of Mark 1608 W. 16th St., and Mary Napiontek, plans either for the Demolition to attend the Art Institute of SeatDerby, which will tle for graphic design and fashion roar at the grand- Chamberlin or join the Navy. stand beginning At noon today, Port Angeles at 5 p.m. Light Opera Association members Tickets to the will perform selections from derby cost $11 “South Pacific” at the Wilder Stage. and are in addiThat stage also will be the tion to regular venue for the second annual fair admission. Clallam County Fair Variety and Today’s other Talent Show at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. grandstand event Musical performances are — the second day planned at the Sunny Farms Napiontek Stage, with James Gregory perof rodeo, which begins at noon — forming at 11 a.m. and Hazelnut is included in fair admission. Grove at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Admission for adults is $8, while senior citizens and stuKiss a pig dents 13-17 pay $6 and children By 1:30 p.m. today, a local 5-12 pay $5. veterinarian will have won the Gates are open today from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Exhibit build- chance to kiss a pig in the swine ings will be open from 10 p.m. to and sheep area. The contest, in which the vet7 p.m. Carnival rides will thrill erinarian with the most money fairgoers from noon to 7 p.m. donated in his or her name wins, raises funds for scholarships for Royal court graduating 4-H members. Ruling over the fair this year At the Kidz Zone, the pedalis the royal court. powered Tractor Pull will be at Jena Chamberlin, 17, was 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. today. crowned queen Thursday night Today’s full schedule of events and will be awarded a $500 is available at www.clallam.net/ fair. scholarship.
Wood sculptor Ryan Anderson of Reedsport, Ore., works on a wooden owl at a display sponsored by Sunset Do it Best Hardware.
Eightyear-old Bailey Geniesse of Sequim, a member of the Pure Country 4-H Club, strains as she pulls her miniature Polled Hereford around the show ring for judging.
Emma Shogren, 9, of Sequim, a member of the Lamb Chops 4-H Club, pushes sheep into place against the show ring fence before going before the judges.
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Keep domestic cats happy with playtime WHEN WE THINK of PET CONNECTION pets who need exercise and playtime, cats do not autoGina Marty matically spring to mind, but they should. Spadafori Becker Our domestic cats donâ€™t need to hunt for a living, but they still have those instincts to chase, climb and hide. Toys, games and other forms of entertainment enrich your catâ€™s life and burn calories, keeping him happy and healthy. And kitty playtime takes only two or three minutes several times each day. Here are some of our Feed your catâ€™s hunger bits as â€œlivestock,â€? not pets. favorite ways to keep cats for prey in a nonviolent way In fact, I can think of few active, both physically and by turning on a nature show animals better suited for mentally. condo or apartment living â– Get a move on! Cats or popping in a DVD made especially for cats. than a neutered house rabbit. are attracted by motion. Make sure your TV is Theyâ€™re about the quietEven the laziest of cats est pet I could think of owngets excited by the bouncing securely placed so it wonâ€™t ROUSING SUCCESS ing, for one thing, and beam of a flashlight or laser fall over if your cat decides to leap at the screen in a Pete Bahnsen, a member of Sequim Sunrise Rotary Club, theyâ€™re unlikely to cause any pointer. conflict with neighbors. prepares salmon fillets for baking at the Rotary Club of Sequimâ€™s Following the fast, erratic vain attempt to score a Theyâ€™re small. Even the motion enhances a catâ€™s abil- meal. recent 44th annual Salmon Bake. The event was a rousing â– Will play for food. biggest rabbits arenâ€™t much ity to think and move quickly. success, according to organizers. More than 1,000 people attended The pet stores have a varilarger than a cat, and dwarf To give your cat a real the event â€” so many that organizers ran out of food items just ety of food puzzles â€” toys rabbits are considerably workout, direct the light before the eventâ€™s scheduled 4 p.m. ending. Proceeds will be used smaller. beam up and down stairs or you put food into for your Theyâ€™re also neat. A daily to fund the Sequim Boys & Girls Club, Dungeness Valley Health walls, encouraging the cat to cat to work out. If you canâ€™t find a food brushing will catch loose run and jump. and Wellness Clinic, Sequim School District teacher grants, hair, and a vacuum will pick Be careful not to shine a puzzle your cat likes, try a dictionaries for all Sequim fourth-graders and more. homemade version. up scattered hay, food pellets laser pointer in his eyes. Put dry food inside an or the occasional stray feces Chasing a pingpong ball empty paper towel roll, and that donâ€™t make it into the down the hall also will get let your cat figure out how litter box. your cat moving. Yes, a litter box: Many Some cats will even bring to get at it. Or get a Wiffle ball and rabbits can be reliably it back to you. insert pieces of kibble. trained to use a box filled â– Gone fishinâ€™. Other Theyâ€™ll fall out when your with a little cat litter with radius of Sequim. toys that arouse a catâ€™s A setup period will be cat bats the ball around. fresh grass hay on top, For more information or desire to chase are fishingfrom 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friâ– Hide and seek. Put changed daily. to participate in the project, pole toys, which have flexiday, Aug. 31. The one downside I can phone Centennial Commit- ble handles attached to lines an empty paper sack or a Food and drink will be think of is that rabbits will tee Chair and Sequim City with furry or feathery lures cardboard box with a little available at the show. packing paper inside it on engage in destructive chewGeneral admission is $5 Clerk Karen Kuznek-Reese at the end. the floor, and let your cat ing if left to choose their own at 360-683-3149 or email Dangle it over your catâ€™s for adults and $7 for famiexplore. SEQUIM â€” The city of recreation. firstname.lastname@example.org. head or drag it in front of lies; kids 17 and younger Heâ€™ll love the dark interiSequim is making prepara- are admitted free but must Even this problem is eashim and watch him become ors and crinkly noises. tions to take part in the ily solved by â€œrabbit-proofa silent stalker: ears forbe accompanied by an Book group meets Boxes are extra fun when 9/11 National Day of Seringâ€? the living area â€” blockward, rear twitching, then adult. you have two cats, providing PORT ANGELES â€” vice and Remembrance on pouncing on his prey, rolling the perfect way to play hide- ing off attractive chewing Guards will be on duty Moby-Duck: The True Story Saturday, Sept. 8. and kicking to â€œkillâ€? it. at all times from the night areas, putting power cords and-seek. of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Members of the City His amazing flips and of Aug. 31 until 4 p.m. Sept. into protective covers â€” and Use your imagination to Sea and of the BeachcombCouncil and city staff will spins in pursuit of the lure 2. offering safe chewing alterkeep your cat busy. ers, Oceanographers, Envijoin together with commuwill keep your kitten â€” and For more information, natives. When you close the door ronmentalists, and Fools, nity volunteers to particiyou â€” entertained for hours. on your cat, you need to phone Don Roberts at 360Iâ€™d make the case to the Including the Author, Who pate in a morning of comJust remember to put it 457-1846 or email donr@ association to expand its pet make the indoors more Went in Search of Them, by munity service projects away when youâ€™re not olypen.com. rules to include rabbits. interesting. Donovan Hohn, will be disthroughout the city. around to supervise: You If it wonâ€™t, you should Fortunately, doing so cussed by the Reading The 9/11 National Day donâ€™t want your cat swallow- strengthens the bond have no problem finding Help injured troops PALS book discussion of Service and Rememing the string and developanother complex that will between you and your pet. group Wednesday, Aug. 29. PORT ANGELES â€” brance was established into ing a dangerous intestinal welcome a responsible The Reading Pals group law by the Edward M. Ken- Donations are sought for obstruction. homeowner with such a Q&A â€” with Gina nedy Serve America Act in will meet at the Port Angean Injured Troops Marine â– Live-action enterquiet pet. Spadafori 2009 and is consistent with Event, a fishing trip for 30 les Library, 2210 S. Peatainment. A peaceful way _________ United We Serve, President wounded, active-duty milibody St., at 6:30 p.m. to give your cat a taste of Q: Our condo associaObamaâ€™s overall call for vol- tary members and 10 supWhen Hohn heard of the Pet Connection the hunt is to set a bird tion allows small dogs, unteers to â€œbe part of build- port personnel from Sept. mysterious loss of thouappears every Sunday and feeder just outside the wincats and birds, but no ing a new foundation for sands of rubber duckies at 13-15. is produced by a team of dow. rabbits, guinea pigs or America.â€? sea, he figured he would The Elks Naval Lodge pet-care experts headed by The birds stay safely outâ€œexoticâ€? pets. Community service proj- No. 353 of Port Angeles is interview a few oceanograveterinarian Dr. Marty doors and get a meal out of Iâ€™m renting a place, ects are to be implemented sponsoring the event. phers, talk to a few beachBecker and journalist Gina the deal, while your catâ€™s life and I would like to buy. on or near Sept. 11 in Elks members are seek- combers and read up on Spadafori. The two are the is made more interesting on Right now, I have my observance of the National ing 15 to 20 boats, operaArctic science and geograauthors of several best-sellhis side of the window. pet rabbit â€œin secret,â€? but Day of Service and Remem- tors and crew, and monephy. ing pet-care books. This is a great way to Iâ€™m not going to buy a brance. Hohnâ€™s accidental odystary donations to cover 500 Email them at pet encourage your cat to do a place if I canâ€™t have the Those interested in volsey pulled him into the gallons of fuel, 40 state email@example.com or little jumping and to appeal pet of my choice and stay unteering to help can Saltwater Fishing Licenses, secretive world of shipping visit www.petconnection. to his birder nature. compliant. phone City Clerk Karen conglomerates, the daring bait and 320 meals for the com. How can I get this â– Kitty brain candy. Kuznek-Reese at 360-683work of Arctic researchers, trip. Or write to them c/o rule changed? â€” via The rapid movements of 4139 or contact volunteer the lunatic risks of maverFishing boat operators email Universal/UClick, 1130 birds, meerkats, aquarium coordinator Linda Cherry can phone Charles Gagnon ick sailors and the shadowy A: Your condo association Walnut St., Kansas City, fish and other prey animals at 360-582-2447 or lcherry@ at 360-457-8341. world of Chinese toy factois probably thinking of rabare like crack for cats. MO 64106. sequimwa.gov. For more information on ries. Moby-Duck is a far-rangfinancial contributions, ing, delightfully narrated Roosevelt reunion phone 360-457-3355. masterwork of adventure, Donations also may be PORT ANGELES â€” science, exploration and sent to the Elks Naval The Roosevelt High School Lodge, 131 E. First St., Port much more. Class of 1945 will hold a Print copies of MobyAngeles, WA 98362. reunion at Smugglers Duck are available at the Landing, 115 E. Railroad library while supplies last. Milk can artists Ave., from noon to 4 p.m. The text is also available SEQUIM â€” The Sequim Saturday, Sept. 8. as a downloadable e-book. Centennial Committee is Anyone associated with Preregistration for this the class, including spouses looking for artists to paint program is not required, of deceased class members, or decorate vintage milk A HEALTH FOOD STORE FOR PETS! and drop-ins are always cans to be displayed as part may attend. welcome. The class has met every of the upcoming Sequim For more information, Centennial Celebration. year for the past decade to visit www.nols.org and click The milk cans have been share stories and reminisce. on â€œEventsâ€? and â€œPort Angedonated by local residents, Attendees pay for their les,â€? phone Lorrie Kovell at and most have been own food and drinks. 360-417-8514 or email cleaned and prepped for the For more information, firstname.lastname@example.org. phone Betty Tucker Abbott artist. There are a total of 14 at 360-452-9183. 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Antics abound in late-summer yards IT WAS ONE of those moments when two opposing forces collide. I was coming around the corner of the house, intent on watering some plants. The red crossbill was dropping down through the plum tree and headed for the feeder. Thatâ€™s when something moist hit my arm. The crossbill pooped on me. The chances of that happening are pretty slim to nonexistent. The incident illustrates the nonstop bird activity now taking place in our yard. Birds everywhere, and most of them are this yearâ€™s young. My earlier concern about a struggling robin population has vanished. Every day, the familiar chirp of a young robin can be heard. They are following their parents around the yard, begging loudly and complaining they are starving. This has been going on for weeks, and at first, I thought it was â€œourâ€? robins from the nest in the apple tree. However, more youngsters have continued to appear, proving there were more broods than we realized. Lately, the first morning sound to greet us is the nuthatch chorus, or â€œbugle corps.â€? Their nasal â€œenk, enk, enkâ€? continues off and on all day. Why these young red-breasted nuthatches appear more noisy than earlier broods is a puzzle. It seems the youngsters are in constant contact with their sib-
The common bushtit is small and gregarious, brown and gray, with a longish tail and short, stubby bill.
BIRD WATCH lings and their parents as they Carson forage through the trees and underbrush. A good part of the nonstop calling must be the parents. After all, they have several very busy and independent offspring to monitor. Hummingbird activity usually drops off sometime in July, but not now. The growing numbers of Annaâ€™s hummingbirds residing in more and more yards year-round is the reason. The hummingbird activity throughout the yard goes on all day.
Fruits of labor Activity at the syrup feeders may be down, but that only makes sense. There is an abundance of flowering trees and plants, providing the birds with nectar and the â€œbug proteinâ€? they require. Their hot-rod chases are great entertainment, but also startling. The young birds arenâ€™t the only ones who dart over your shoulder or close behind your back. Itâ€™s often an adult male who seems to be engaging in a little â€œhuman-buzzing,â€? but he is probably disciplining an
The other three species are harder to see even when they reside in the yard, and their need for water lets us enjoy them also. Two species that vie with the robins, finches and chickadees for the greatest numbers are the song sparrows and the towhees. Both appear to have had multiple and successful nestings. The young of both species look quite a bit alike. Right now, there appears to be an abundance of â€œdark sparrowsâ€? wherever you look. Sometimes, they are even poking and prying around plants
upstart juvenile. While much of this summer activity takes place in the yard or at the feeders, a major gathering place is the birdbath. Everyone needs water, and birds not interested in feeders will come to birdbaths and other man-made water features. The common bushtits, Swainsonâ€™s thrush, Pacific-slope flycatcher and brown creeper are favorites of mine. The bushtit mob is like a swarm of bees when they hit the bath, and they never fail to entertain.
and flowerpots near your feet. When they are feeding young, they seem unafraid. One group of birds absent from the action in the yard is the Stellerâ€™s jays. These wily NATIONAL PARK SERVICE rascals become so quiet and secretive when they are nesting that they appear to disappear. They donâ€™t want the crows to discover their nests or their newly fledged young. Any day now, the young jays will be adding their own style of entertainment to the yard while more loud voices join the cacophony that signals late summer.
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Briefly . . . a three-day car show for Volkswagen enthusiasts, will be held at Fort Worden State Park from this coming Friday through Sunday, Aug. 26. Speakers at the event PORT ANGELES â€” include Mark Buehler, one Bob Stepp, owner-manager of the originators of the Calof the Port Angeles-Victoria Look (California Look) VWs, Tourist Bureau, will speak who is bringing his 1951 to the Port Angeles Lions VW Beetle split-window. Club at its weekly meetWinnie Meyers, the wife ing at the Port Angeles of Bruce Meyers, who creCrabHouse Restaurant, ated the Meyersâ€™ Manx 221 N. Lincoln St., at noon dune buggy and is known Thursday. as a founding father of offStepp will discuss Britroad racing, also will speak. ish Columbia tourism and Damon Ristauâ€™s docutravel between Canada and mentary â€œThe Bus,â€? a histhe United States. tory of the VW bus in the The public is welcome to U.S., also will be screened. attend. Awards will be given in For information on the 28 award categories with Lions Club or about its eyeglass-recycling program, judging Saturday and award presentation Aug. 26. phone 360-417-6862. Cruises are also planned Friday and Saturday. VW car show set Swap spaces are availPORT TOWNSEND â€” able at the event. North Olympic Volksfair VI, General admission to
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the event is $15, and show car admission is $20 to $40. No state Discover Pass entry fee will be collected to attend this event. For housing and meal reservations at special show prices, phone Fort Worden at 360-344-4439 and mention â€œNorth Olympic Volksfair.â€? For more information, visit straitairvw.com, email straitairvolksgruppe@ earthlink.net or phone 360452-2550.
A no-host dinner will be held at a nearby restaurant at 5:15 p.m. To RSVP for the dinner or for more information, phone Clover Gowing at 360-683-5648 or email
Rug hooking group PORT ANGELES â€” An informal rug hooking group will hold its first meeting
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Fossil record talk PORT ANGELES â€” Dr. John Peters will present â€œThe Other Fossil Record: What the Newer DNA Discoveries Revealâ€? at a meeting of the Juan de Fuca Freethinkers. The meeting will be held upstairs at The Landing mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The event is free and open to the public.
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Head of mediation center helps resolve conflicts through communication BY DIANE URBANI
PORT ANGELES â€” Karen Brown could hardly reach the handlebars. But reach she did. A 5-year-old kid with a new set of wheels â€” the one bicycle given to all five children in her family â€” she was determined to go somewhere on it. So she raised her chin high, stretched out her arms and bicycled around Gibsonburg, Ohio â€” and later around six other states and some of Europe. DIANE URBANI
Now Brown is 52 and still riding her bike, among other activities, with that same spirit of gofor-it. If a task looks big and complex, well, just let her at it: starting a leadership camp for girls, taking on the Outrageous Olympics, leading the nonprofit Peninsula Dispute Resolution Center. After 15 years at Peninsula College â€” during which she developed the G.I.R.L.S. â€” Gifted Individuals Realizing Leadership Skills â€” Camp, Brown found herself out of a job. Amid 2010â€™s state budget cuts, she was laid off. Not long after that, a friend told her about the Outrageous Olympics. These odd games, in which â€œathletesâ€? throw Nerf balls
Volunteer to be a mediator TO LEARN MORE about the Peninsula Dispute Resolution Center â€” its services, volunteer opportunities and the next mediation training to start in October â€” visit www.PDRC.org or phone 360-452-8024. Peninsula Profile and fly paper airplanes, constitute an annual fundraiser for the United Way of Clallam County. Brown, though, wasnâ€™t familiar with these events. So she shifted into high gear, learned about the outrageousness and became the coordinator. Last year, she led the Outrageous
Peninsula Dispute Resolution Center volunteer Irene Irvine, left, and center director Karen Brown.
Olympics to a new record: $10,381 raised, up from $5,700 the previous fall. 2011 was also the year in which Brown started a brandnew job, the likes of which she had never done before.
was and is well-known. So Brown thought, â€œHow can I fill those kind of shoes?â€? Then she and Oâ€™Neal went on a road trip together, to Olympia where Oâ€™Neal was to testify on behalf of Resolution Washington. On this journey, the two women covered a lot of things. It became clear to Brown that she wanted to take on this job. â€œIt was scary â€” and exciting at the same time,â€? she admitted.
Learning the job
Brown threw herself into studying the centerâ€™s services: mediation in Clallam and Jefferson countiesâ€™ small claims courts; Vacancy restorative justice for offenders Early last year, Laura Oâ€™Neal and victims; mediation for parleft her executive director post at ents and teenagers, neighbors the Peninsula Dispute Resolution and those going through divorce and child custody struggles. Center after seven years. Then there are the centerâ€™s The past president of Resolution Washington, the state associ- mediation training programs and group facilitation services. Brown ation of dispute resolution centers, Oâ€™Neal went on to become a learned too about funding from the United Way, from the state partner in Peninsula Mediation and Training, a company serving and from fees charged to PDRC four Western states, and became clients. She learned that no one is legislative assistant to 24th Disturned away for lack of ability to trict state Rep. Steve Tharinger. And so the PDRC, a mediation pay. Next, Brown went through a center serving both Clallam and Jefferson counties, needed a new series of interviews with the PDRC board of directors and chief to direct its slim staff, dozlanded her new job in spring ens of volunteers, training programs â€” and its complex work 2011. with families, coworkers, compaThe learning picked up speed: nies and others in conflict. how to write the budget, build the website and the marketing After her long tenure, Oâ€™Neal
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plan, get good at QuickBooks and present the PDRCâ€™s services to community groups. â€œThis is an overwhelming job,â€? Brown says. But â€œI have an amazing staff,â€? as well as volunteers who are, in her word, â€œmagic.â€? The staff includes Mindy Aisling, coordinator of the W.I.T.T., or Weâ€™re in This Together, program for teenagers and their parents. W.I.T.T. meets one weekend a month and aims to help the family members understand one another better. Brown marvels at Aislingâ€™s skill, just as she hails the other staff and volunteers who are the engine of the PDRC. Among them is Irene Irvine, who says she â€œwent in coldâ€? one day to see about becoming a mediator.
Training requirements Volunteer mediators must complete a 40-hour training course, pass an examination and finish eight observation sessions and eight co-mediations with a certified mediator. Irvine is on the observation step, having begun volunteering at the center just three months ago. She phoned Brown in May, and by happenstance, a training was beginning the next weekend. â€œShe was really, really busy,â€? Irvine said of Brown. But â€œshe just opened up the door for me; really listened to me.â€? TURN
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energy she generates CONTINUED FROM C5 When she thinks of Brown, she thinks of “her brightness. She keeps the energy up.” How she does this dates back to Ohio and that toobig bicycle. Brown harnesses the energy she generates herself, on her road and mountain bikes. She pedals to and from Sequim as many times a week as she can; it takes as much time as “a movie and a couple of sit-coms,” or about three hours. And then there are the dirt trails: Her fiance, Shawn Sinskie, introduced her to mountain biking, which she now loves. Oh, and on any given evening, she’ll row 5,000 meters in about 27 minutes, on the machine out in her garage where she has a view of the Olympic Mountains.
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Restorative time At the office, Brown likes to do the vacuuming. It’s a restorative time, she says, amid brain-intensive days. Perhaps the most unusual fitness routine in her repertoire, though, is standing all day while answering the phone and working at her computer. Yet she is not the allaround queen of exercise. Sinskie is a CrossFit instructor, and she has not dived into that regimen. “I want to do it. But something is keeping me back,” she says. “I want to overcome the road block.” That’s a personal goal. Professionally, Brown hopes for something similar: the removal of communication blockages.
Help communication The PDRC’s services “can help people understand how to communicate differently,” she says. Volunteer mediators start by helping clients explain their perspectives. Then they can break down the problem into manageable pieces by making a list of items to be discussed. Next comes negotiation, often with creative approaches, and finally a written settlement. Not everyone reaches that settlement, Brown acknowledges. She and the volunteers hope, however,
that clients come away with new communication skills. For the PDRC, the most common mediation cases are those involving custody of children and parenting plans between divorced parents.
Foreclosures Mortgage foreclosures are also keeping mediators busy. In some cases, a modified plan is made, and the foreclosure averted. There are also all kinds of workplace disputes, conflicts between neighbors, landlords and tenants. “I’ve always been fascinated by people and groups,” says Brown, “and how we interact. I’ve always observed — trying to understand — the culture of a neighborhood, of a community.”
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this, I am very careful to point out both sides to him and not allow my own feelings toward him to sway him one way or the other. But now I wonder: Should I tell him how I feel, or should I remain silent? — Uncertain in Kansas City, Mo. Dear Uncertain: Definitely, you should test the waters to determine whether his feelings are similar. But since you’ve expressed your very noble concern about swaying him away from his current relationship and wanting to wait until he is unattached, you might consider saying something like this: “Ted, you know I have a tremendous regard for you and our friendship, and I’d never do anything to dishonor it. I feel it’s important to let you know that I’m also attracted to you. I realize that you are currently involved with someone. Should that situation change, I hope you will keep that in mind.” That only needs to be said once. If he feels the same, he will not need to hear you say that again. Dear John: I am 23 and recently divorced after three years of marriage. Now I have met someone else who is very kind to me, and I would like to slowly start a romantic relationship with him. He is interested in me as well. I have one major problem. I don’t find him to be really physically attractive, although I am emotionally attracted to him. Do you think this may happen in time, after getting to know him better? — Looking Deeper in Charlotte, N.C.
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“We’re finally getting some good weather. “I grew up in Eastern Washington, and we had lots of warm weather over there. So I happily have had a chance to spend more time out in my gardens. “I enjoy and maintain six flower gardens. I also have strawberries, blueberries and raspberries, which are ready for picking. I go out and tend our gardens almost every day. We have about 41/2 acres of land. “I guess I’m just a farm girl from way back. My grandfather was a produce farmer, so we do have family roots in the garden.”
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When she first heard about Port Angeles, she had her doubts about living here — but has come to love it. “Everything is so close,” she says, including the big playground that is the Olympic Mountains and coast. At work, “every day is different,” Brown says, adding that she would love to expand the PDRC’s work with young people. Her Lived all over message on behalf of her organization is that conflict Brown moved to Port Angeles in 1991 after living will always be with us and in England with her former that we need not shrink husband, who served in the away from it. “Conflict is good,” she U.S. Air Force. says. “It helps us learn to She also has lived all over the United States, communicate in new ways.”
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“I work at Shirley’s Cafe on Lincoln Street [Port Angeles], and my highlight would have to be all the different people I get to meet. “I’ve seen visitors from Australia, Switzerland, France and all over the States. I love to meet people and visit with them. I’m a waitress there and a people person. “My sister lives in Australia, and so when I met some folks from there it was so interesting to talk differences. “We talked about the weather, of course, prices of things and the way they pay their bills. They do it all on a weekly basis, even their rent.”
Dear Looking Deeper: Great relationships are made up of several important components. Definitely, physical attraction is one crucial ingredient. But so are trust, honor, consideration and a strong moral compass. TURN
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Quilcene hatchery weathers ups, downs IN THE EARLY days, the county road, built in the late 1890s, that went from Quilcene to Brinnon, was in the words of Harold Gilson Brown, “nothing but a winding, crooked, oneway wagon trail over the back of Mount Walker.” Harold recalled traveling the road across the Big Quilcene River, behind the fish hatchery, in 1913 when he was a small child. It was in 1910 that Lenora Wilcox and a few other property holders near the river were paid $25 an acre by the Department of Commerce and Labor in order to secure a total of 10 acres to build a fish hatchery. The idea to place a fish hatchery in Jefferson County developed in January 1903. Rep. F. W. Hastings assisted in proposing and later passing house bill No. 85, which would provide $5,000 to create a fish hatchery on the Big Quilcene River. The site had not yet been looked at. The bill ended up providing funds for hatcheries in three other counties in Washington state as well.
BACK WHEN: JEFFERSON Townsend Leader Clise stated the Dungeness hatched a bumper crop of eggs, of which 2 million were steelheads and 2.1 million silver salmon. These totals were breaking records, and the hatchery had been in operation for only two years. In February 1905, there was talk of damming Salmon Creek at Discovery Bay to create conditions for a fish hatchery for sockeye salmon.
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the placement of five hatcheries in the area. Legislation According to a Leader article, “Each main hatchWhile the Big Quilcene ery will be in charge of a site was yet to be develsuperintendent with a saloped, house bill No. 202 was passed in the spring of ary of $1,500 a year, a fish culturist at a salary of 1905 to establish a fish $900 a years and three hatchery on Chimacum Creek in Jefferson County. laborers at $600 a year.” A month later, the origiA few months after passing nally intended Big Quilthe bill, the site was exam10 in operation ined and found unsatisfac- cene River site was official selected as an ideal locaBy early 1905, 10 out of tory. tion. Several months later, The other Jefferson 18 planned hatcheries were the state settled on the $25 County sites, in Quilcene, in operation. One of these Brinnon and Discovery Bay per acre price for Quilcene was a thriving fish hatchsite land owned by the Wilwere still in discussion. ery located on the Dungecox, Boggess and other Finally in fall of 1909, ness River in neighboring local families. officials began arriving to Clallam County. scout the Puget Sound for The Duckabush River The report in the Port
site already had been purchased in late 1910 from Milford Corey. The spring of 1911 brought with it the clearing of the Big Quil site by Charles Beck. The hatchery on the Duckabush River in Brinnon was to be started soon after. Local resident, Edgar Sims, worked hard for years to keep the state on track to get the project under way.
Chum salmon By October 1911, it was decided that chum salmon would be taken at Quilcene and Duckabush hatcheries. Work originally was car-
ried out with horse-drawn vehicles at the Quilcene site until a truck was purchased to replace their aging horse in 1917. Although the staff had only seventh- and eightgrade educations, the crews did wonders with the hatchery by simply observing what worked and what did not. The hatchery was able to make several changes when electricity provided by a machine similar to a generator was up and running in 1925. In the 1930s, the hatchery introduced trout into the system to stock state lakes.
During World War II, the Duckabush hatchery closed, and some of the equipment was taken to the Quilcene location The first major expansion to the Quil site took place in the 1950s. The trout operations were finished by 1980. Salmon was being worked, and in the 1990s, an “artificial rearing program” began. A centennial celebration article, written by Vivian Kuel and published by the Leader last year, quoted Dan Magneson of the National Fish Hatchery at Quilcene as saying, “Along with new work involving conservation programs, the station’s coho salmon run has now become our predominate focus and provides an immensely important and popular fishery for commercial, sports and tribal fishers alike.” Although the station itself took years to get started, it has shown that those early 1903 supporters had insight. It was indeed the correct location and time to begin a hatchery that has weathered more than 100 years of ups and downs in the industry.
________ Pam McCollum Clise is a historian who lives in Port Townsend. Her Jefferson County history column, Back When, appears on the third Sunday of each month in Peninsula Profile. Clise can be reached at email@example.com. Her next column will be published Sept. 16.
Bratty kids at restaurants Widow’s daughter wants make diner lose appetite to help mom find new love EVERY TIME WE go out to dinner, there always seems to be a family where the kids are loud, crude and out of control. They are either running around, spilling things, throwing food or complaining or arguing amongst themselves. Should we ask the waiter or the manager to mention this to the parents, or should we say something ourselves? My husband wants to go directly to the parents and tell them to get a handle on the situation. I think we should approach our server and ask that they talk to the manager. What is the best approach in this situation?
Dallas parents If you are going to a restaurant that caters to kids, this is going to happen more times than not. In today’s economy, we frequently go to places that serve dinner to the kids for free or there is a family coupon. So, of course, there are going to be children there. Sometimes if we really like the specials for dinner, yet kids are acting rough and loud, we will order it but tell our waiter that if the kids acting so badly do not settle down, we may have to leave. This gives the server the perfect opportunity to politely say something to the adults of
and maybe an appetizer and try to take your time eating it. By the time you have completed it, you should have had enough time to scope out the area for louder-than-usual kids and either pay your bill Jodie Lynn and leave or decide that the families closest to your table are doing a fairly the rowdy kids. good job of handling their Sometimes it works, and little ones. other times, we get up and Last but not least, order leave. and take your meal with — C. and T. McKenzie you. On the way out, look in Dallas for a suggestion card and fill one out. From Jodie
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Usually the waiter or server is not permitted to make remarks to a family about the behavior of their kids unless it is a situation where immediate danger is present to the child, people around them or patrons close by. It is probably in the best interest of everyone to talk with your server about the situation, and hopefully, it will be handled either by the manager or the owner. Approaching the parents or adults may only add fuel to the fire, should anyone become offended. You might also try to go out to eat at an odd time as opposed to the normal dinner hour. This might help to eliminate the chaos that often goes hand-in-hand with a restaurant that is kid-friendly and a tad more lenient. Or, perhaps order drinks
Can you help? School will be starting soon, and I finally found a job. My two kids will be going to an after-school program. However, there is not a health professional on hand during these hours should there be any kind of an accident. If something does happen, is the school responsible for getting medical attention for the kids and perhaps the impending bills?
________ Jodie Lynn shares parenting tips through her weekly column. Write her at Parent to Parent, 2464 Taylor Road, Suite 131, Wildwood, MO 63040 or direct2 firstname.lastname@example.org via e-mail. Tips and questions can also be sent through the contact form at ParentToParent.com.
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Dear Devoted Daughter: Before I answer, please read the following letter. Dear Cheryl: I thought I’d write and give you an insight into what my life is like these days as an 80-plus-yearold widower. I lost my wife five years ago after nearly 60 years of a very happy marriage. Since I would be on my own, I knew I would have to fill the days ahead of me with something useful. I accomplished this by volunteering with three different organizations at least three days a week. One is a museum, one is a theatre group and the third is my church. I also go ballroom dancing two or three times a week. I meet
on with their lives. Most of the women I’ve spoken to like to be single and don’t want to get married because they enjoy being on their own. They can do what they like, when they like. Cheryl Lavin They don’t have to look after their husband, get his meals, wash his clothes, do women dancing and at all what he wants and have three places where I volun- sex when he wants. teer. They’re very choosy about Dancing has been quite who they’ll date. They have a revelation to me regarda circle of women friends ing male/female relationthey go out with whenever ships. When you’re ballroom they want. Life is good to dancing, you’re with somethem, and most women I one on a one-to-one basis. know are very happy. It’s a great way for easy I read your column, and conversations to begin, and so many people seem you really get to know unhappy. It makes me realsomeone. ize how lucky I’ve been. I realize one shouldn’t — Dancing but generalize, but over time Not a Fool you get an idea of how a lot of 60- to 70-year-old women Devoted Daughter, I feel about life. think Dancing has given Although I’m in my 80s, you and your mother some there aren’t many 80-yeargreat ideas. old women who are still Let me add a few: Be dancing. I did have one proactive and keep a sense 80-year-old partner, but she of humor. gave up dancing a year ago. Is there a senior center I’m lucky that I’m very near your mother? They healthy. have all kinds of activities Most widows have had — exercise classes, art good marriages, and divor- classes, photography cees, in most cases, don’t classes, lectures, book clubs. seem bitter. They all seem to just take it in stride and get TURN TO LAVIN/C8
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