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PENINSULA DAILY NEWS April 30, 2012
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Seattle foot ferry coming next year With a $50 round-trip fare, it won’t be for commuters BY CHARLIE BERMANT PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT TOWNSEND — Preparations for a passenger ferry to Seattle — at $50 per round trip — are focused on completing necessary paperwork and an outreach program that will tell the public what the service is — and what it is not.
Ferry service remains on track to begin service in the summer of 2013, said Jim Pivarnik, deputy director of the Port of Port Townsend. The first of a series of community meetings about the project is planned Tuesday, when port representatives will answer questions from the Tuesday Morning
Group at 9 a.m. at the Highway 20 Roadhouse, 2152 W. Sims Way. Port personnel also expect to answer questions about the financial problems reportedly besetting the Port of Kingston’s ferry to Seattle, which is costing taxpayers about $35,000 per passenger and which may be shut down, according to The Seattle Times. The two projects are quite different, Pivarnik said. Although the Port Townsend boat will be built or purchased through a $1.3 million federal grant, no public money will be used for its operation, he said.
It will be operated privately by Puget Sound Express. Also, it will not be a commuter service, Pivarnik added. “The purpose of the ferry is to bring people from Seattle to Port Townsend,” he said. “Some people may use it to get to work, but that’s not its purpose. “If you have to be in Seattle at a certain time of the day, it may not be the best way to go.” Weather and water conditions may decrease reliability, and sailings could be cancelled at the last minute, Pivarnik said, adding that, at $50 per round trip, it also
is too expensive for commuters. “The service will be priced for visitors who will pay the $50 fare,” he said. “People are worried that the ferry will turn Port Townsend into a bedroom community, but that’s not going to happen.”
Kingston boats? No thanks Pivarnik said that the Port of Kingston did approach the Port of Port Townsend to see whether it wanted to buy either of its boats. TURN
Community stays true to tradition Loyalty Day in Brinnon 60 marchers and 60 viewers: ‘Small-town America at its best’ BY CHARLIE BERMANT PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
BRINNON — The annual Loyalty Day parade doesn’t draw a large quantity of people, but the quality is first-rate, organizers brag. “The saying is that we have more people in the parade than we have watching it,” said organizer Dalila Dowd. “But the whole community comes out to honor our country.” Dowd estimated that this year’s parade drew 60 participants and 60 observers. “This is the first parade of the year and represents small-town America at its best,” said Jim Watson, as he helped participants line up before the parade.
Parade travels two blocks The parade, which travels along two long blocks through Brinnon, took about 10 minutes from start to finish. It was followed by a ceremony in front of Johnston Realty at 40 Brinnon Lane. Commemorated with large banners carried by parade participants were 12 soldiers from Washington state who had died in Iraq or Afghanistan. “It is to honor those who have given their lives and those who are serving now,” Watson said. TURN
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Brinnon VFW post commander John Dowd, third from right, leads the Loyalty Day parade in Brinnon on Friday afternoon. He and other marchers hold commemorative banners honoring soldiers who were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The community parade is a highlight for this Hood Canal town.
Magnetic levitation track has first phase done in PA Though Lamb was in his AirJeff Robb said recently. When all four phases are done, port Industrial Park office several the track will be about the length days ago, he would not be available PORT ANGELES — Inventor of a football field, drawings show. for an interview, said an employee Karl “Jerry” Lamb has completed from behind a locked gate. the $208,000 first phase of an Opened office in 2010 “We’re not doing any press elevated test track to demonstrate releases now,” the employee said. Lamb, a Forks native, also his LEVX magnetic levitation Lamb’s LEVX technology uses technology, the city of Port Ange- founded and is president of Magna a cushion of magnetic energy to Force Inc., which opened an office move large, heavy objects, such as les’ building department said. Lamb is building an approxi- in late 2010 in Port Angeles in the trains and 40-foot containers, mately $1 million demonstration former Bank of America building seemingly on air and without project at a facility he leases at at 102 E. Front St. effort. Lamb did not return calls for the Port of Port Angeles’ Airport TURN TO LEVX/A6 Industrial Park, Port Executive comment on the project. BY PAUL GOTTLIEB
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Dempsey pulls teen from wreck “GREY’S ANATOMY” STAR Patrick Dempsey turned real-life hero Tuesday when he pulled a teenage driver from a wrecked car after a serious accident outside his Malibu, Calif., home. The TV hunk, who plays top neurosurgeon Dr. Derek Shepherd on the hit medical Dempsey drama, raced into action after witnessing the young motorist’s Mustang flip over several times and crash into his front yard. According to TMZ.com, Dempsey used a crowbar to free the boy from the wreckage as he waited for paramedics to arrive. The crash victim, whose name has not been released, suffered a concussion but no other injuries.
Paltrow depression Gwyneth Paltrow said she was mortified when her husband, Chris Mar-
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Actor Daniel Craig, center, pauses with actresses Naomie Harris, left, and Berenice Marlohe for a photocall for the 23rd film in the James Bond series, “Skyfall,” in Istanbul on Sunday. tin, suggested she was suffering from postpartum depression. The actress began experiencing the symptoms following the birth of her son, Moses, in 2006. At the time, Paltrow couldn’t understand why she was struggling because she had felt so happy when her daughter, Apple, arrived in 2004. The star’s musician spouse realized she wasn’t coping and broached the
subject with her. “My husband actually said, ‘Something’s wrong. I think you have postnatal depression.’ I was mortified. ‘No, I don’t!’ And then I started researching what it was and the symptoms and I was like, ‘Oh, yes I do.’’’ The 39-year-old found it easier to cope after she opened up about her condition. She hopes to help other sufferers by discussing it in public.
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WILLIAM “MOOSE” SKOWRON, 81, a fivetime World Series champion and one of only two baseball players to hit three home runs in a Game 7, died Friday of congestive heart failure at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill. Mr. Skowron became a star first baseman with the New York Yankees and went on to Mr. Skowron appear in in 1967 eight AllStar games over six seasons. Mr. Skowron played for the Yankees from 1954-62, then won a fifth title with Los Angeles in the first season after he was dealt to the Dodgers for Stan Williams. He hit .282 in 14 major league seasons with 211 home runs and 888 RBIs, also spending time with the expansion Washington Senators (1964), the White Sox (1964-67) and the California Angels (1967). He was an All-Star from 195761, appearing in both games in 1959 and 1960, then was picked one final time in 1965.
Angeles, his family announced. When Mr. Gordon set up his practice in 1937 “three steps” from the pressroom of the California Eagle, a black weekly founded in 1879 by an escaped slave, there were only 30 black lawyers in the state. The newspaper’s location proved fortuitous. It was on Central Avenue, “the city’s black thoroughfare,” Mr. Gordon later said, and he benefited from being one of the first black lawyers to hang a shingle in the city’s black community. He kept his practice in the neighborhood for 65 years, defending the famous — jazz singer Billie Holiday was a steady client — and untold lesserknown names often facing criminal charges. In the early 1940s, Mr. Gordon represented dozens of railroad dining-car waiters whom the government wanted to penalize for not reporting their tips. When
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Peninsula Lookback From the pages of the PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
1937 (75 years ago)
A West End airplane mystery is deemed solved. A logger along the Clallam Bay-Sappho road said that he saw an airplane with seven lights skimming the tops of trees and thought it might have crashed. Bloedel-Donovan logging railroads Superintendent Charles Donovan said “the nearest thing we have to an airplane is our logging locomotive, No. 14, as she flies up and down the track with seven lights ablaze all the time.” No reports of missing Seen Around planes or pilots have been Peninsula snapshots received from Pacific A YOUNG CALF bully- Northwest points. ing his way through a herd 1962 (50 years ago) of elk to a pond off U.S. Highway 101 southeast of A bronze plaque fasSequim . . . tened to a big granite boul_______ der at First and Laurel WANTED! “Seen Around” streets recognizes Victor WALTER L. GORDON items. Send them to PDN News JR., 103, a pioneering law- Desk, P.O. Box 1330, Port Angeles Smith, Port Angeles founder, and Minerva yer in a segregated era, has WA 98362; fax 360-417-3521; or died at California Hospital email news@peninsuladailynews. Lewis Troy, a pioneer in com. art, music and drama in Medical Center in Los
the town from 1890 to 1960. The monument was set up by the Michael Trebert Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. In the dedication speech, William D. Welch, retired public relations director for Crown Zellerbach and former Port Angeles Evening News editor, pointed out the highlights of Smith’s and Troy’s lives in connection with Port Angeles.
nie Edwards, a McDonald’s real estate representative from Bellevue, about the company’s plans for the restaurant’s exterior. Edwards said the restaurant would have no signs or golden arches above the roof, and that the exterior would be of natural wood siding.
LAST OCTOBER, BALTIMORE handed out its first citation to a restau1987 (25 years ago) rant for repeated violations What would become of the city’s trans-fat ban. Sequim’s first nationalThe name of the eatery: brand fast-food restaurant Healthy Choice. has received environmental Your Monologue checklist approval from the City Council. Lottery The action clears the way for issuance of a buildLAST NIGHT’S LOTing permit for McDonald’s TERY results are available at the corner of Seventh on a timely basis by phonAvenue and Washington ing, toll-free, 800-545-7510 Street. or on the Internet at www. Before voting to accept walottery.com/Winning the checklist, Mayor Jim Numbers. Dinan questioned Stepha-
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TODAY IS MONDAY, April 30, the 121st day of 2012. There are 245 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On April 30, 1812, Louisiana, formerly the Territory of Orleans, became the 18th state of the Union. On this date: ■ In 1789, George Washington took office in New York as the first president of the United States. ■ In 1803, the United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from France for 60 million francs, the equivalent of about $15 million. ■ In 1900, engineer John Luther “Casey” Jones of the Illinois Central Railroad died in a train wreck near Vaughan, Miss., after staying at the controls in a
successful effort to save the passengers. ■ In 1912, Universal Studios had its beginnings as papers incorporating the Universal Film Manufacturing Co. were filed and recorded in New York State. ■ In 1939, the New York World’s Fair officially opened with a ceremony that included an address by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. ■ In 1945, as Russian troops approached his Berlin bunker, Adolf Hitler committed suicide along with his wife of one day, Eva Braun. ■ In 1958, the American Association of Retired Persons, later simply AARP, was founded in Washington, D.C. ■ In 1973, President Richard M.
Nixon announced the resignations of top aides H.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman, along with Attorney General Richard G. Kleindienst and White House counsel John Dean. ■ In 1980, Queen Juliana of the Netherlands abdicated; she was succeeded by her daughter, Princess Beatrix. ■ In 1997, ABC-TV aired the “coming out” episode of the situation comedy “Ellen” in which the title character, played by Ellen DeGeneres, acknowledged her homosexuality. ■ Ten years ago: Benevolence International Foundation, an Islamic charity based in suburban Chicago, and its director were charged with perjury; authorities accused the
charity of supporting terrorists. Enaam Arnaout later pleaded guilty to racketeering, admitting he’d defrauded donors by diverting some of the money to Islamic military groups in Bosnia and Chechnya. ■ Five years ago: An Israeli government probe faulted Prime Minister Ehud Olmert for what it called “very severe failures” in Israel’s war with Hezbollah militants in Lebanon. ■ One year ago: A Libyan official said Moammar Gadhafi had escaped a NATO missile strike in Tripoli that killed one of his sons and three young grandchildren. There have been conflicting accounts about whether Gadhafi’s relatives died in the airstrike.
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A3 Briefly: Nation Clinton goes on the stump for president WASHINGTON — Once a tense rivalry, the relationship between President Barack Obama and Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton has evolved into a genuine partnership. For Obama, Bill Clinton is a fundraising juggernaut, a reminder to voters that a Democrat ran the White House the last time the econ- Clinton omy thrived. Obama’s re-election campaign has put Bill Clinton on notice that he will be used as a top surrogate, further evidence of how far the two camps have come since the bitter days of the 2008 Democratic primary between Obama and Hillary Clinton, now his secretary of state. On Sunday evening in Virginia, the current and former president made the first of three joint appearances at fundraisers for Obama’s campaign.
Van plunge kills 7 NEW YORK — Seven people — including three children — were killed Sunday when their van vaulted off an overpass and fell 100 feet to the ground near the Bronx Zoo, police said. The van was driving in the
left lane of the Bronx River Parkway around 12:30 p.m. when it glanced off the median, careened across three lanes of traffic and went off the edge, police said. “It launches — airborne — over the guardrail,” a police source said. No other cars were believed to be involved. All the victims were in the van, police said. The van landed near Morris Park Avenue. It was unclear if it hit zoo property or just nearby. The Parkway was closed as officials tried to determine what caused the accident.
Dolphin in wetlands HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — A wayward dolphin is spending a third straight day in a narrow wetlands channel along the Southern California coast, under the watchful eyes of wildlife experts. Peter Wallerstein of Marine Animal Rescue said Sunday that the 6-foot-long, black-andwhite common dolphin looks healthy, but appeared slightly disoriented. The dolphin was spotted circled in shallow waters in a channel of the Bolsa Chica wetlands Friday. Wildlife experts on paddleboards managed to coax the animal toward the open sea Saturday, but it was spooked by a pair of fellow dolphins and swam back to the wetlands. Wallerstein said rescuers might try to herd the dolphin back to the ocean today. The Associated Press
1 World Trade Center reaching big milestone southern end of Manhattan. Author Neal Bascomb, who drives into New York every few weeks from Philadelphia, recalled a growing awareness that 1 World Trade Center was BY DAVID W. DUNLAP visible from the Verrazano-NarTHE NEW YORK TIMES rows Bridge. “You know, I was NEW YORK — If the winds happy to see it,” he said. “I are forgiving enough over thought, ‘Wonderful.’ ” Lower Manhattan — up where workers can see the whole out- Topping out next year line of the island’s tip — a steel From a construction point of column will be hoisted into view, the completion of the place this afternoon atop the exoskeleton of 1 World Trade framework, known as the topCenter and New York will have ping out, will be a more significant milestone. That is to occur a new tallest building. Poking into the sky, the first in a couple of months, when 1 column of the 100th floor of 1 World Trade Center reaches World Trade Center will bring 1,368 feet at its rooftop parapet, the tower to a height of 1,271 identical in height to the first 1 feet, making it 21 feet higher World Trade Center, which was than the Empire State Building. destroyed, with the rest of the After several false starts, a complex, in the terrorist attack skyscraper has taken form at of Sept. 11, 2001. The ultimate topping out ground zero. By late last fall, it could be spotted from La Guar- will be the completion next year of an antenna that will bring dia Airport, 8½ miles away. A tower has again become the structure’s overall height to an inescapable presence at the 1,776 feet.
May be tallest in NYC today
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Barring bad weather, the Freedom Tower should reach 1,271 feet in height today.
Briefly: World U.N. observer tells Assad to end violence BEIRUT — The head of the United Nations observer mission in Syria on Sunday called on President Bashar Assad and the country’s opposition to stop fighting and allow a tenuous cease-fire to take hold. Norwegian Maj. Gen. Robert Mood spoke after arriving in Damascus to take charge of an advance team of 16 U.N. monitors Mood trying to salvage an international peace plan. Mood told reporters that the 300 observers the U.N. has authorized “cannot solve all the problems” in Syria, asking for cooperation from Assad loyalists and rebels alike. “We want to have combined efforts focusing on the welfare of the Syrian people,” he said. The cease-fire began unraveling almost as soon as it went into effect April 12.
3 die in yacht race ENSENADA, Mexico — A yacht involved in a race off the coast of California and Mexico apparently collided at night with a much larger vessel, leaving three crew members dead and one missing, a sailing organiza-
tion said early Sunday. It was the state’s second ocean racing tragedy this month. The 37-foot Aegean, carrying a crew of four, was reported missing Saturday during a 125mile Newport Beach, Calif., to Ensenada, Mexico, yacht race, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The Newport Ocean Sailing Association, the race organizer, said the accident occurred near the two countries’ border. “It appeared the damage was not inflicted by an explosion but by a collision with a ship much larger than the 37-foot vessel,” spokesman Rich Roberts said. He said it was possible the crew might not have been able to get out of the way of a ship, perhaps a freighter. Roberts said a race tracking system indicated the boat disappeared about 1:30 a.m. Saturday.
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TENT COLLAPSE MAY PROMPT PROBE
One person died and a dozen were injured Saturday after high winds blew over a party tent in St. Louis near Busch Stadium. The collapse could lead to closer scrutiny of the temporary structures, Mayor Francis Slay’s spokesman said.
Ex-Libya oil chief’s body is pulled from river in Vienna
20 slain in Nigeria JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — A terrorist attack at a university in the northern Nigeria city of Kano on Sunday left as many as 20 Christian worshipers dead and dozens of other people wounded. Gunmen in a car and on motorcycles threw homemade bombs at Christians gathered on the campus of Bayero University and shot them as they tried to flee, according to agency reports. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the assault was similar to attacks by Boko Haram, an Islamic extremist group. The Associated Press
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VIENNA — Shukri Ghanem, a former Libyan prime minister and oil minister who last year announced he was abandoning Moammar Gadhafi’s regime to support the rebels who ultimately toppled him, was found dead Sunday in a section of the Danube river flowing through Vienna, Austrian police said. Police spokesman Roman Hahslinger said the 69-year-old’s corpse was found floating in the river early in the morning. The body showed no external signs of violence, but the cause of death was not immediately clear and an autopsy will be carried out, Hahslinger said.
“It’s possible that he became ill and fell into the water,” the police spokesman said. The body had no personal identification other than a document nam- Ghanem ing the company he was working for, Hahslinger said. A company employee identified him, he said. Hahslinger said Ghanem apparently left his residence early Sunday after spending Saturday evening at home with an acquaintance. Ghanem last served as his country’s oil minister in 2011. He
left Libya for Tunisia and then Europe in June as insurgents were pushing to topple Gadhafi, and he subsequently announced he would support the rebels.
Friendly and approachable Reporters covering the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries remembered Ghanem as a friendly and approachable man who readily gave his cellphone number to journalists. With degrees in law and economics, Ghanem served in senior positions within the Vienna-based OPEC before becoming Libyan prime minister in June 2003 — an office he held until 2006 when he took the oil ministry position.
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West: Las Vegas man charged in random killings
Nation: ‘Avengers’ hurtles to huge overseas debut
World: Bin Laden’s wives not tied to terror, Saudis say
World: Red Cross worker found murdered in Pakistan
USING A HAMMER as a weapon, a “complete stranger” allegedly chose a family at random and attacked them in their home, killing a woman and her daughter. Bryan Clay, 22, was arrested Friday in the April 15 rape and bludgeoning deaths of 38-year-old Ignacia Martinez and 10-year-old Karla Martinez. He had no connection to the family of five, police Lt. Ray Steiber said Saturday. Police were notified about the case when a 9-year-old boy, who was not injured by the attacker, came to school the next day and informed a counselor that his mom and sister were dead. Nothing was taken from the house.
THE SUPERHERO SAGA “The Avengers” raked in $178.4 million in overseas ticket sales days before opening in U.S. theaters. The blockbuster launch will help fan the frenzy already in place for Disney’s “Avengers,” the superhero mash-up of Marvel Comics idols. The Sony Screen Gems ensemble comedy “Think Like a Man” was No. 1 for a second weekend with $18 million. Four movies hovered around the No. 2 spot in the $11 million range: Sony’s “The Pirates! Band of Misfits”; Warner Bros.’ “The Lucky One”; Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games”; and Universal’s “The Five-Year Engagement.”
SAUDI ARABIA HAS found no evidence that Osama bin Laden’s wives and family members deported from Pakistan were involved in terrorism, an official Saudi statement said Sunday, an indication that authorities will allow the group to remain in the kingdom. Pakistan said the 14-member group, including three of bin Laden’s widows and their children, were deported Friday after weeks of negotiations. The Saudi Press Agency said there “is no information or evidence of the family’s involvement . . . in any criminal or illegal acts.” Al-Qaeda mastermind Bin Laden was killed by Navy SEALS in 2011.
THE BODY OF a British Red Cross worker held captive in Pakistan since January was found in an orchard, his throat slit and a note attached to his body saying he was killed because no ransom was paid, police say. Khalil Rasjed Dale, 60, was managing a health program in Quetta in southwestern Pakistan when armed men seized him from a street close to his office. The identities of his captors are unknown, but the region is home to separatist and Islamist militants who have kidnapped for ransom before. The director-general of the International Committee of the Red Cross condemned the “barbaric act.”
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PA library to limit service during redo Patrons may reserve material, make requests BY ARWYN RICE PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Main Library will be partially closed Friday through May 20 as the final stages of a $72,000 reconfiguration project are completed. The closure will allow the library at 2210 S. Peabody St. to carry out the final stage of a phased project that has been under way since January. Library patrons, however, will still be able to access materials through a reservation station in the lobby. Limited checkout services will be available from noon to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, using a service area set up in the library’s Carver Meeting Room.
Online requests Patrons may use a computer to place holds, pick up held materials and browse and check out items from a mixed display of library materials. Staff will be on hand to assist customers who are not comfortable using computers to put books on hold, said Margaret Jakubcin, assistant library director.
Daily newspapers and time-sensitive news magazines will be available to read in the lobby area, and wireless access will be available in the lobby. Library programs will not be offered during the closure. “In the 13 years since the beautiful Port Angeles Library was completed, customer expectations about service, comfort and access have changed dramatically,” Jakubcin said.
New carpeting The biggest part of the project will be new carpets, which are in poor condition; in some spots, the carpet is a trip-hazard, she said. Jakubcin said that the library’s cement floors will be trenched for new wiring to support updated electronics, and new carpeting will be installed. The large, open area currently used for programming will get comfortable, movable furniture to make it a more inviting space, along with more prominent art displays and an information kiosk, she said. “The reconfigured spaces will be both functional and beautiful,” Jakubcin said. “We’re looking forward to
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The front desk at the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System will be replaced as part of a reconfiguration in May. finishing the project and unveiling it to the public.” The project was staged to take place over several months in order to minimize the length of the required closure period. Popular materials will be moved closer to the main entrance for fast and easy access, and less popular items moved out of the
library’s “premier real the upcoming “River Story” art display that celebrates estate,” Jakubcin said. the Elwha River restoration, she said. Painting The library will resume When the library re- normal hours and operations opens, a 25-foot-by-10-foot Monday, May 21, at 10 a.m. painting will hang from the The reconfiguration library’s rafters, which is project has been entirely not part of the redesign, funded through donations Jakubcin said. from the Port Angeles The painting is part of Friends of the Library and
other private donors. For more information on the closure, contact Jakubcin at 360-417-8505 or AssistantDirector@nols.org or visit www.nols.org.
________ Reporter Arwyn Rice can be reached at 360-452-2345 ext. 5070, or at arwyn.rice@peninsula dailynews.com.
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An artist who works in m a n y media — carving s t o n e , weaving w o r d s , Beck painting in watercolor — Beck said his creativity stems from the maritime environment of the Pacific Northwest. “I am convinced that the time I take to write, to record and reflect, to draw, paint and carve, signifi-
cantly enhances my relationship to all things that matter most,” Beck said. “As a practitioner, a teacher and an artist, I know my spirit and my spiritual experience is emboldened by these practices.” Beck’s appearance is presented by Centrum. For information on the foundation’s forthcoming season of writing, art and music programs and conferences, visit www. Centrum.org or phone 360385-3102.
PORT TOWNSEND — Sushi will loom large on the screen and in discussions after the showing of “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” on Tuesday night at the Rose Theatre. In this First Tuesday Film Salon presented by the Port Townsend Film Institute, executive chef Peter Nakamura and his staff at Ichikawa Japanese Cuisine of Port Townsend will take part in a conversation about wasabi, maguro, sushi etiquette and related matters, following the 7:20 p.m. screening.
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PORT ANGELES — Peninsula Behavior Health will welcome former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jocelyn Elders at its second annual fundraiser Friday, May 11. The event will be held at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The theme of the event and the emphasis of Elders’ address is “Education: A Key to a Healthy America.” Born to poor farming
PORT TOWNSEND — Darsie Beck, an artist, journal-keeper and author of Your Essential Nature: A Practical Guide to Greater Creativity and Social Harmony, will give a free reading at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Beck, who also gives workshops in writing, visual art and unlocking creativity, will come from his Vashon Island home to speak in Cabin 259 at Fort Worden State Park, 200 Battery Way.
“Jiro Dreams of Sushi” screens Tuesday at the Rose Theater in Port Townsend. The Port Townsend Film its members a $1 discount Institute hosts these off admission to the movie monthly salons and offers being discussed, plus 50 cents off popcorn that night. For more information, visit www.PTFilmFest.com or www.RoseTheatre.com or phone 360-379-1333.
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Four-year-old Rily Pippin of Port Angeles looks at a video image of bugs crawling in a microscopically enlarged soil sample as Olympic National Park museum curator Gay Hunter explains what he is seeing during Junior Ranger Day at the Olympic National Park visitor center in Port Angeles on Saturday. The event, part of National Park Week, featured nature walks and other hands-on activities for youngsters to learn about nature.
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PORT TOWNSEND â€” Jean Walat has been named the new program director for the Port Townsend Marine Science Center. Vo l u n teer/citizen science coordinator for the center since 2005, Walat fills a post that was vacated Walat by Lee Whitford. The program director oversees education programming; both the marine and natural history exhibits; and the citizen science and volunteer programs. Duties also include participating in the organizationâ€™s strategic direction. â€œJean has been instru-
mental to the success of our organization for the past seven years,â€? said Anne Murphy, executive director. â€œIt was a natural progression for her to move into the position of program director. Iâ€™m so pleased to be working with her in this capacity.â€?
Her experience Walat earned a bachelorâ€™s degree in biological sciences from the University of Delaware and a masterâ€™s degree in environmental science at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. When she moved to Port Townsend from New Jersey in 2000, she worked as a Port Townsend city planner. Before that, she worked as the education director for the Bayshore Discovery Project, a schooner-based environmental education
program on New Jerseyâ€™s Delaware Bayshore, and as a developer and manager of online bioscience databases at BioScience Information Services, the publisher of Biological Abstracts. â€œI feel honored to have an expanded role with the PTMSC,â€? Walat said. â€œThe programs we provide are important to our community, our environment and our future. â€œIâ€™m looking forward to developing more in-depth opportunities for adults and youth, and helping the organization thrive.â€? The Port Townsend Marine Science Center, located on the beach at Fort Worden State Park, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. For more information, phone 360-385-5582, email email@example.com or visit www.ptmsc.org.
SEKIU â€” The Lower Elwha Klallam tribe and Rayonier have proposed a partnership to restore salmon habitat on the Hoko River in the North Olympic Peninsula. The project would add nearly 2 miles of salmon habitat to the river, in conjunction with the Elwha River restoration project that is expected to add 70 miles of salmon habitat. The 25-mile-long Hoko River empties into the Strait of Juan de Fuca at the Hoko River State Park, 4 miles west of Sekiu. Replacing a 7-foot corrugated steel culvert with a bridge would remove the last major human-made barrier to letting fish spawn in the Hoko River watershed, said Cheryl Baumann, coordinator of the North Olympic Peninsula Lead Entity for Salmon. The state-run salmon organization has a little less than $1 million in grant funds to distribute for local salmon habit restoration. Baumann said the project would benefit chinook, chum, coho, cutthroat and steelhead salmon. The Hoko River project managers are requesting
$370,000 in funding for the project. Another $200,000 in matching dollars would be provided by the Lower Elwha and Rayonier, she said. â€œThey are required to make a 35 percent match but are offering a 50 percent match,â€? Baumann said. The culvert, located on private timberland, has a 7-foot drop to the creek below, which prevents adult salmon from accessing the upper river.
received $4 million in funding for projects related to the Elwha River restoration, as well as projects on Salt Creek, Twin Rivers and Coal Creek. Projects proposed for 2012 funding include: â– Phase II design for pier removal along the Strait of Juan de Fuca and near the Twin River proposed by state Department of Fish and Wildlife, working in partnership with the North Olympic Land Trust and Coastal Watershed Institute. â– Final design of the Pysht River Estuary Restoration Project proposed by Lower Elwha Klallam tribe, working in partnership with Merrill & Ring. â– Phase III of Dungeness River irrigation group piping proposed by the Clallam Conservation District to keep more water in the Dungeness River. â– Dungeness River instream flow restoration and storage, proposed by the Washington Water Trust, to help conserve water and supplement late season flows. â– Proposed protection of land via a conservation easement along a Clallam River tributary sponsored by the North Olympic Land Trust.
Replacing the 1950s-era culvert with a bridge would give salmon access to 10,050 feet of additional habitat in the river and also would increase movement of sediment and wood, Baumann said. The Lead Entity for Salmon board of directors visited the site April 11 to prepare for a May 8 meeting, during which the Hoko River and six other projects will be considered. The board makes decisions on which high-priority salmon restoration projects are forwarded for funding _______ from the Salmon Recovery Reporter Arwyn Rice can be Funding Board. reached at 360-452-2345 ext. In December 2011, the 5070, or at arwyn.rice@peninsula Lead Entity for Salmon dailynews.com.
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CONTINUED FROM A1 that they may decide to purchase a craft. The decision wonâ€™t be â€œWe told them we werenâ€™t interested,â€? Pivarnik said. made until all the paperâ€œThey are too slow and use work is done, Pivarnik said. Initial plans are for the too much fuel.â€? With their 149-passen- ferry to make two round ger capacity, they also are trips a day, seven days a week in the summer too big. Port personnel are con- months and cut back to sidering a 49-passenger weekends only during the ferry, although the idea of winter, Pivarnik said. For more information, running a 75-passenger phone 360-385-0656. boat has been discussed. Port commissioners ini________ tially intended to build a Jefferson County Reporter boat to the routeâ€™s specifica- Charlie Bermant can be reached at tions using the grant money 360-385-2335 or charlie.bermant@ but they have since decided peninsuladailynews.com.
dealâ€™ of spirit CONTINUED FROM A1 stuff, but this is straight Americana and is very wellThe paradeâ€™s partici- intended.â€? Loyalty Day was first pants included primary school classes from Brinnon observed in 1921 as Ameriand Quilcene, as well as canization Day, and was members of the Veterans of designated as an official by President Foreign Wars, the Rhody holiday Royalty, Brinnon Elemen- Dwight D. Eisenhower in tary School royalty and 1958 for the reaffirmation actors from the Brinnon of loyalty to the United States and for the recogniCommunity Theater. tion of the heritage of American freedom. Elected officials The official designation Several Jefferson County is May 1, but the Brinnon elected officials also partici- celebration, which has pated, including all three taken place for 25 years, is county commissioners, the usually on the last Friday of assessor, treasurer, auditor April. and Superior Court clerk. In commemoration of â€œThere is a great deal of Loyalty Day, the local post community spirit here,â€? office is offering a commemsaid Treasurer Judi Morris. orative cancellation, which â€œMany of the larger costs 45 cents above the parades, like Rhody, have cost of the stamp and the visitors from out of county. envelope. This is more intimate,â€? she The cancellations will be said. available throughout the â€œThis is very heartfelt month of May at the post and sincere, and there isnâ€™t office at 144 Brinnon Lane. a lot of shtick,â€? said Ruth ________ Gordon, Superior Court Jefferson County Reporter clerk. Bermant can be reached at â€œI like the shtick of the Charlie 360-385-2335 or charlie. Kinetic [Skulpture Race in bermant@peninsuladailynews. Port Townsend] and all that com.
serâ€™ ot These 500 quatrains were written to challenge, to challenge readers to think in a manner in which they might not have thought before, and to cause them to examine the perspectives from which they view the world. Your comments about Asherâ€™s quatrains are welcome. Keep them coming. Those comments are of interest. They are enlightening and constantly and pleasantly surprising by the range of thought they exhibit. Some of you took my caveat seriously that the quatrains should be read carefully rather than quickly. Several of you inquired about the quatrain series title, i.e., The . D in Roman Numerals is 500.
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While there are quatrains included for April, this monthâ€™s Notes are dedicated to my wife for her birthday with the inclusion of Angel by My Side, written in 2005 for her birthday gift.
Angel by My Side
When she wakes with eyes so sleepy, cuddled safely in her dreams, fresh from sleeping, oh, so deeply, angel by my side she seems.
Badon Hillâ€™s echoes forever ring, was Arthur ever there? Did he really ďŹ ght a Saxon King? How did the Britons fare?
When I touch her cheek so sweetly, stroke her brow so soft and ďŹ ne, angel who I love completely, canâ€™t believe sheâ€™s really mine.
When she wakes and softly greets me, letting go the passing dream, once again, her love completes me, angel by my side she seems. Andorran farmers spend their life In the shade of mountains Pyrenee. So far away from Europeâ€™s strife, As long as their tongues speak French, you see.
Tunis reels with pressures brought, SalaďŹ sts bringing more demands. The Niqab a solution sought, how can their education stand?
If in futureâ€™s purse we delve, appears at night as if a thief, Comes a Mayan triple twelve, as eyes grow round in disbelief.
The Island Lionâ€™s Mancunian left drifts farther out to sea. Of a moral vector true bereft, Theyâ€™re asking, â€œWhat can be?â€?
Other Olympic Peninsula Soroptimist clubs THE SEQUIM CLUB is one of several Soroptimists International clubs on the North Olympic Peninsula. They include: â– Soroptimist International of Port AngelesNoon Club, founded Feb. 16, 1944, www.sipawa.org. â– Soroptimist International Port Angeles-Jet Set, chartered July 1, 1981, www.sijetset.com/. â– Soroptimist International of Port Townsend/ East Jefferson County, chartered on May 2, 1947, www.soroptimistpt.org/index.htm. â– Soroptimist International of the Olympic Rain Forest, founded 1990, http://tinyurl. com/7y99gcg. Peninsula Daily News
1921, Soroptimist International has grown to more than 100,000 members in 120 countries and territories.
Chartered in 1947 Soroptimist International of Sequim, now at 49 members, was chartered on May 2, 1947, by a dozen community women who
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included Helen Haller, the late former principal who was honored by having a Sequim elementary school named for her. The club raises money through several events, especially the annual March Garden Show at the Sequim unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula on Fir Street, which in its 14th year net-
But perhaps the Sequim clubâ€™s best-known charitable effort is the Medical Loan Closet, which lends donated items, such as walkers, wheelchairs, bath seats, commodes, crutches and canes, to those with health challenges. The closet is a storage unit at Sequim Stow Place, 600 N. Sequim Ave. For an appointment, call 360-504-0231. â€œWe probably have 300 to 400 items out on loan right now,â€? said Creasey, a club member for the past eight years. The loan closet is filled from floor to ceiling with medical equipment available for loan.
zero friction transport will work CONTINUED FROM A1 Magna Force also focuses on energy-saving magnetic coupling devices that eliminate friction between pumps and motors. The test track is intended to demonstrate how the container boxes, commonly carried on semi-trucks and railroad cars, could be transported on a LEVX track, Robb said. â€œItâ€™s zero friction, essentially, to move up and down a track,â€? he said. The first 240 feet of the track was completed in January, said engineering consultant Gene Unger of Port Angeles in a March 14 letter to the city building department, which permitted the project. When completed, a straight portion of the track will be about 450 feet long, according to a plan Magna Force submitted to the city. A curved portion that loops off the main track is about 400 feet long.
Inventor Karl â€œJerryâ€? Lamb, seen here in 2011, has completed the $208,000 first phase of an elevated test track to demonstrate his LEVX magnetic levitation technology.
demonstration project site in November. LEVX track costs $6.5 million a mile, according to Test vehicle the companyâ€™s website, â€œThe next section will www.levx.com. wait for the test vehicle to be complete and tested on Cost of technology this section,â€? Unger said in The technologyâ€™s pricethe correspondence. â€œOnce this is accom- tag was one reason the Port plished, the next section of of Long Beach, Calif., track construction will be rejected proposals by LEVX undertaken.â€? and at least two other magRobb said he expects a netic levitation companies a container to be mounted on few years ago. the track by the end of May. The firms offered to About a dozen company move cargo from the Port of shareholders visited the Long Beach and the adjoining Port of Los Angeles â€” the busiest container port in the U.S. â€” to nearby freight yards, Port of Long Beach spokesman Art Wong said. The goal was to reduce Relieve Tax & Bookkeeping Stress s )23 %NROLLED !GENT air emissions by reducing s 3PECIALIZING IN 4AX !GENCY 2ESOLUTIONS truck and train traffic. n )23 n $EPT OF ,ABOR )NDUSTRIES But magnetic levitation n %MPLOYMENT 3ECURITY $EPT n $EPT OF 2EVENUE technology is not â€œfinans 3MALL #ORPORATIONS cially feasible,â€? Wong said. s 0AYROLL 3ERVICES s )NDIVIDUAL 3OLE 0ROPRIETORSHIPS P P â€œThere is not a business model that would allow 683-2674 them to work yet.â€?
Lamb, who is in his early 50s, started LEVX in 1993 with $1,200 in savings in the garage of his Port Angeles home. Four years later, he had 18 U.S. patents and 114 foreign patents. In one of his two interviews with the Peninsula Daily News over the past 13 years, he said in early 2011 shortly after the Magna Force office opened that the company is selling LEVX technology worldwide, including in Singapore. â€œWeâ€™re trying to stay lowkey,â€? he said then. In 1999, Magna Force was awarded a $2.1 million contract from the North________ west Energy Efficiency AlliSenior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb ance, which promotes can be reached at 360-417-3536 energy-efficient technology. or at paul.gottlieb@peninsuladaily Lamb sought the public news.com.
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SEQUIM â€” Those with Soroptimist International have long wanted whatâ€™s best for women and girls. And members say that is just what the Sequim club has been doing as it approaches its 65th anniversary on Wednesday and gears up for a May 8 celebration to mark the milestone. The event will take place at 6 p.m. at the Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, 925 N. Sequim Ave. It will feature Monica Dixon, an internationally published author and psychologist who will talk on how to manage the many demands of parenthood. â€œWe want to present who we are to the young women of the community,â€? said past Sequim Soroptimist president Kathy Purcell, who has been a club member for 15 years. â€œMaybe some young women will find that our organization speaks to them, and they will want to get involved,â€? she said. Since its founding in
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Unmanned drones eyeing stateâ€™s border age range and â€œthey do enter Washington airspace, in the vicinity of Spokane,â€? SEATTLE â€” The federal said Customs and Border governmentâ€™s unmanned Protection spokeswoman drones patrolling the U.S.- Gina Gray on Thursday. Canadian border are venturing into Washington â€˜Multiplierâ€™ stateâ€™s airspace. The unmanned aircraft In testimony before a U.S. Senate panel this week, â€œcan stay in the air for up to Homeland Security Secre- 20 hours at a time, sometary Janet Napolitano said thing no other aircraft in northern border surveil- the federal inventory can lance using unmanned aer- do,â€? Gray said. â€œIn this manner, it is a ial aircraft now expands from North Dakota to east- force multiplier, providing aerial surveillance support ern Washington. The two 10,000-pound for border agents by investiPredator-B unmanned air- gating sensor activity in craft based in Grand Forks, remote areas to distinguish N.D., have a 950-mile cover- between real or perceived BY MANUEL VALDES THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
threats, allowing the boots on the ground force to best allocate their resources and efforts.â€? Since 2005, the Department of Homeland Security has deployed a handful of drones around the country, with some based in Arizona, Florida, North Dakota and Texas â€” with more planned for the future. Operations out of North Dakota first began in 2011. The drones help both to patrol and aid during natural disasters. For example, Gray said the Predators have mapped the flooded Red River Valley in the areas of North Dakota and Minnesota. The
drones are equipped with cameras that can provide aerial pictures of disaster areas. The drones also can be loaned to local agencies in cases of emergencies. In fiscal year 2011, CBPâ€™s drones contributed to the seizure of 7,600 pounds of narcotics and 75 arrests, Gray added. The use of drones has proliferated among federal and local law enforcement agencies nationwide along with civilian hobbyists in recent years. In December, Congress gave the Federal Aviation Administration six months to pick half a dozen sites around the country where
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PORT ANGELES â€” Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics, or VIMO, received $2,500 in donations from the employees of Olympic Medical Center through OMC charities this month. The funds will help the free clinic provide acute primary care to adults on the North Olympic Peninsula who have no health insurance or no other health care options available to them, said Rebekah Miller, VIMO board member.
OMC praised â€œVIMO is of course thankful for OMCâ€™s ongoing financial support, but OMCâ€™s generosity is demonstrated in countless other ways, too,â€? Miller said in a statement. â€œFor instance, Graciella Harris, who manages the nutrition department at the hospital, coordinates the delivery of sandwiches to the clinic volunteers the
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Port Townsend Film Festival Executive Director Janette Force admires a 1991 painting by Linda Okazaki, â€œViola dâ€™Amore Muse,â€? at the opening of the re-christened Jefferson County Museum of Art and History on Friday night. The painting was used for a poster promoting the annual Fiddle Tunes Festival. The facility at 540 Water St., which was known as the Jefferson County Historical Society Museum, is now exhibiting art from the Nora Porter collection.
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Fugitive spent 8 years fortifying bunker experienced trackers to the area, where they found offtrail boot prints confirming their belief that he was somewhere on the ridge. They could smell smoke from its woodstove before they found it. Authorities pumped tear gas into the structure Friday, but it failed to flush the man out, either because it didnâ€™t penetrate deep enough into the structure or because the person had a gas mask.
Man possessed several guns, stocked shelves with bullets BY GENE JOHNSON AND TED WARREN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Lynnette, and 18-year-old daughter Kaylene were found shot dead in their home last weekend. The raid ended a tense week for law enforcement officials who tried to track down Keller, a gun enthusiast described by his family as having a â€œsurvivalist mentality.â€? That Keller was likely armed and on the loose in an extremely popular hiking and mountain-biking area east of Seattle kept many people on edge. â€œThe gas didnâ€™t work, weâ€™ve got fresh people here, it was time to take the next step,â€? said King County Sheriffâ€™s Sgt. Katie Larson. â€œThereâ€™s been a huge sigh of relief. Our people are out safe, and the trails are now safe for the community to use.â€?
NORTH BEND â€” Peter Keller spent eight years carving his hole in the side of the mountain, camouflaging the rugged underground bunker with ferns and sticks and stocking it with a generator and ammunition boxes sealed in Ziploc bags. S u s pected in the deaths of his wife, daughter and pets last weekend, he h e a d e d Keller there prepared for the long haul with high-powered rifles, scope and body armor. Seattle-area tactical officers who slogged for hours over dangerously steep, muddy ground to find him â€˜Amazingly fortifiedâ€™ were prepared too. The bunker, tucked into Rattlesnake Ridge, was 22 hours â€œamazingly fortifiedâ€? with They pumped in tear at least 13 guns inside, progas, called for him over bull- pane tanks, a large gun horns and, after 22 hours, scope, gas cans and binocuset off explosives along the lars, said sheriffâ€™s Sgt. Cindi top of the bunker Saturday. West. Photos released by police Keller was inside, already dead of a self- showed stacks of ammuniinflicted gunshot. A hand- tion in plastic bags on shelves. gun was next to his body. SWAT teams spent a The 41-year-old hadnâ€™t been seen since his wife, grueling seven hours in the
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In this image released taken from the suspectâ€™s hard drive Saturday, a bunker that deputies say belongs to a man suspected of killing his wife and daughter shows boxes of bullets in storage bags on a shelf and other supplies. Cascade Mountains foothills Friday morning, virtually crawling over terrain slick with mud from recent rains, before they found the bunker. A number of officers were treated intravenously for dehydration, and one broke his ankle, said sheriffâ€™s Sgt. Cindi West. The officers appeared exhausted, their faces smeared with camouflage paint, as they rode down the mountain in sport-util-
ity vehicles or armored carriers to be replaced by fresher teams. SWAT officers who kept watch on the bunker through Friday night said they saw lights going on and off, and they believed its occupant had everything necessary to remain inside for a long time â€” including a generator, food, gas mask, bullet-resistant vest and guns. Photographs found in Kellerâ€™s home after they
found his wife and daughter gave authorities an idea of where it was; in one picture that they enhanced, detectives could make out buildings in nearby North Bend.
Alert hikers Combined with reports from alert hikers who remembered seeing his faded red pickup at the Rattlesnake Ridge trailhead, the sheriffâ€™s office sent
Court documents described Keller as a loner with a survivalist mentality and who was stockpiling supplies in the woods. An arrest warrant issued Wednesday accused Keller of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of first-degree arson; the home was set on fire after Lynnette Keller, 41, and Kaylene both were shot in the head. Their bodies were found in their bedrooms April 23. The family cat and dog also had been killed. The fire at Kellerâ€™s home was put out before the house burned down, and authorities said they found seven gasoline cans placed in different areas of the home. Kayleneâ€™s boyfriend told detectives that Peter Keller had shown him his gun collection and several largecaliber rifles and handguns, court documents said.
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Congress to take weeklong recess Senate will tackle bill on student loans next week PENINSULA DAILY NEWS NEWS SERVICES
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WASHINGTON — Congress is in recess this week. Next week, the Senate will take up a bill to hold down student-loan interest rates, lation law. Under Dodd-Frank, while the House schedule is derivatives contracts such to be announced. as credit-default swaps are to be publicly traded on Contact legislators exchanges and subjected to (clip and save) collateral rules. But the law also gives “Eye on Congress” is published in the Peninsula the Commodity Futures Daily News every Monday Trading Commission leewhen Congress is in session way to allow banks with about activities, roll call certain asset levels — say votes and legislation in the less than $10 billion — to continue to trade swaps priHouse and Senate. The North Olympic Pen- vately, outside of the insula’s legislators in Wash- exchanges and without colington, D.C., are Sen. Maria lateral rules. The rationale is that regCantwell (D-Mountlake Terrace), Sen. Patty Mur- ulation increases the cost of ray (D-Bothell) and Rep. borrowing, and small banks do not create systemic risk Norm Dicks (D-Belfair). Contact information when their deals go bad. This bill, which would — The address for Cantwell and Murray is U.S. Senate, write a small-bank exempWashington, D.C. 20510; tion into law, is being Dicks, U.S. House, Washing- debated as the CFTC drafts regulations to spell out ton, D.C. 20515. Phone Cantwell at 202- small banks’ obligations 224-3441 (fax, 202-228- under the Dodd-Frank law. Dodd-Frank authorized 0514); Murray, 202-2242621 (fax, 202-224-0238); the first comprehensive regDicks, 800-947-6676 (fax, ulation of the then-$600 trillion U.S. derivatives 202-226-1176). Email via their websites: industry, whose unraveling cantwell.senate.gov; murray. helped cause the U.S. and global economic meltdown senate.gov; house.gov/dicks. Dicks’ North Olympic Pen- in 2008 and paved the way insula office is at 332 E. Fifth for massive taxpayer bailouts of Wall Street firms St., Port Angeles, WA 98362. It is open from 9 a.m. to through the Bush Adminisnoon Tuesdays and 1 p.m. tration’s Troubled Asset to 4 p.m. Thursdays and by Relief Program. A yes vote was to pass appointment. It is staffed by Judith the bill. Dicks voted no. Morris, 360-452-3370 (fax: 360-452-3502). ■ POSTAL SERVICE OVERHAUL: Voting 62 for State legislators and 37 against, the Senate Jefferson and Clallam on Wednesday approved a counties are represented in restructuring of the U.S. the part-time state Legisla- Postal Service aimed at putture by Rep. Kevin Van ting the agency on a profitDe Wege, D-Sequim, the able basis by October 2015. The bill (S 1789) would House majority whip; Rep. Steve Tharinger, use buyouts and early D-Sequim; and Sen. Jim retirements to trim today’s 547,000-employee workHargrove, D-Hoquiam. Write Van De Wege and force by 100,000 positions; Tharinger at P.O. Box 40600 start new delivery services (Hargrove at P.O. Box that do not compete unfairly 40424), Olympia, WA 98504; with the private sector; use email them at vandewege. $11 billion in firstname.lastname@example.org; tharinger. fund assets to finance the email@example.com; hargrove. massive staff reduction; delay rural post-office firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can call the Leg- ings for at least one year; islative Hotline, 800-562- continue Saturday deliver6000, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 ies for at least two years; p.m. Monday through Fri- close some mail-distribuday (closed on holidays and tion centers; cut payments from noon to 1 p.m.) and to employees’ retirement leave a detailed message, and health care accounts; which will be emailed to reduce worker’s compensaVan De Wege, Tharinger or tion obligations and cap the pay of top postal executives Hargrove, or to all three. Links to other state offi- at $199,000. The service posted a $5.5 cials: secstate.wa.gov/ elections/elected_officials. billion loss in fiscal 2011. The House will take up a aspx. competing measure. A yes vote was to pass Learn more the bill. Websites following our Cantwell and Murray state and national legisla- voted yes. tors: ■ Followthemoney. ■ COLLECTIVEorg — Campaign donors by BARGAINING RIGHTS: industry, ZIP code and more Voting 23 for and 76 against, ■ Vote-Smart.org — the Senate on Wednesday How special interest groups defeated an amendment to rate legislators on the S 1789 (above) to strip U.S. issues. Postal Service employees of their collective-bargaining ■ F I N A N C I A L rights, in response to the DEREGULATION: Voting fact that 80 percent of the 312 for and 111 against, the agency’s total expenditures House on Wednesday are labor costs. passed a bill (HR 3336) to A yes vote backed the exempt derivatives transac- amendment. tions by small banks, credit Cantwell and Murray unions, nonprofit-coopera- voted no. tive lenders and farm-credit institutions from transpar■ LOCAL POSTAL ency and collateral require- AUTONOMY: Voting 35 ments set by the 2010 for and 64 against, the SenDodd-Frank financial-regu- ate on Wednesday defeated
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an amendment to S 1789 (above) to start testing a decentralization of the U.S. Postal Service in which local postmasters would have autonomy to cut costs, define service levels and launch innovative programs without approval from headquarters. Opponents called this a step toward privatization that could end the postal service as a nationwide institution with uniform standards. A yes vote backed the amendment. Cantwell and Murray voted no.
be sold in the state-based insurance exchanges created by the 2010 health law. A yes vote backed the motion. Dicks voted yes.
partners. The bill also expands protections for children and the elderly and Native American women. The bill increases the number of visas available to battered women from abroad; sets criminal penalties for certain actions by international marriage brokers; expands the availability of safe homes for victims of domestic violence; makes it easier to bring charges under the Telecommunications Act against persons making obscene or harassing telephone calls and addresses rape and other sexual crimes on college campuses, in part by requiring schools to publish crime statistics. Since it was enacted in 1994, the law has funneled several billions of dollars in grants to state and local governments and nonprofit organizations for a wide variety of programs aimed at preventing domestic and dating violence, stalking and sexual assaults and helping victims recover when those crimes occur. Agencies such as the departments of Justice and Homeland Security and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention disburse the grants through laws such as the Victims of Child Abuse Act, the Higher Education Act and the Immigration and Nationality Act. A yes vote was to pass the bill. Cantwell and Murray voted yes.
■ UNION DUES, POLITICAL DONATIONS: Voting 46 for and 53 against, the Senate on Wednesday defeated a Republican bid to add the so-called “Paycheck Protection Act” to S 1789 (above). Under that proposed law, individual postal workers would have to give permission before their union dues could be spent on political contributions. A yes vote backed the amendment. Cantwell and Murray voted no. ■ STUDENT-LOAN INTEREST RATES: Voting 215 for and 195 against, the House on Friday passed a Republican bill (HR 4628) to prevent student-loan interest rates from doubling July 1 from the present 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. This affects the pocketbooks of some 7.4 million students who have received Stafford Loans for college expenses. The bill would offset the subsidy’s $5.9 billion annual cost by cutting the 2010 health law’s fund to promote preventive-care, or “wellness,” programs. The bill is now before the Senate, where Democrats, who control that chamber, also want to keep the student-loan interest rate from doubling July 1. But they would offset the cost by effectively raising payroll taxes on some wealthy owners of S corporations. A yes vote was to pass the bill. Dicks voted no. ■ WOMEN’S, CHILDREN’S HEALTHCARE: Voting 178 for and 231 against, the House on Friday defeated a Democratic motion that sought to prevent health care-spending cuts in HR 4628 (above) from reducing benefits in or raising the cost of private medical insurance for women and children. The motion sought to protect treatments such as mammogram, cervical-cancer and pregnancy screenings from being diminished by the “pay for” in the Republicans’ student-loan bill. Starting in 2014, most private health policies will
Boy, 11, dies after colliding with bus on bike THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
VANCOUVER, Wash. — Vancouver police say an 11-year-old boy died after colliding with a bus while riding his bicycle. Capt. Scott Willis said the collision happened near downtown Saturday. The boy, identified as Benjamin Fulwiler, had
been riding against the flow of traffic, crossed a street when the bus turned and the two collided. The Columbian reported the impact severed the boy’s left arm. Willis said three bystanders, including an off-duty emergency room nurse, assisted the boy at
the scene. He was found lying at the rear left side of the bus conscious but not responsive. C-Tran spokesman Scott Patterson said there were 10 passengers on board the bus. He said the driver has been placed on administrative leave while the crash is being investigated.
■ CYBERSECURITY, CIVIL LIBERTIES: Voting 248 for and 168 against, the House on Thursday sent the Senate a bill (HR 3523) to expand data-sharing between federal security agencies and private businesses in order to bolster U.S. defenses against cybersecurity attacks from terrorists, foreign governments, rogue hackers, overseas business competitors and others. Named the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), the bill lowers privacy, securityclassification and anti-trust barriers to enable datasharing between the public and private sectors. While the bill’s purpose is to protect computer systems against crippling shutdowns and information thievery, it was criticized as an infringement on privacy rights and other civil liberties. The bill grants immunity from prosecution to companies that share customer data with the government. A yes vote was to pass the bill. Dicks voted yes. ■ V I O L E N C E AGAINST WOMEN ACT: Voting 68 for and 31 against, the Senate on Thursday sent the House a bill (S 1925) to renew the Violence Against Women Act through fiscal 2016 and expand it to cover gay men and undocumented immigrants who are abused by spouses or
■ REPUBLICAN SUBSTITUTE: Voting 37 for and 62 against, the Senate on Thursday defeated a Republican substitute to S 1925 (above). While the GOP plan also
extended coverage to gay men, it was less comprehensive and costly than the underlying bipartisan bill. The substitute differed, in part, by setting mandatory minimum sentences for child pornographers, bolstering the role of U.S. marshals in tracking sex offenders and imposing stricter oversight over Department of Justice funding of anti-violence programs. A yes vote backed the GOP substitute. Cantwell and Murray voted no. ■ RULES FOR UNION ELECTIONS: Voting 45 for and 54 against, the Senate on Tuesday failed to kill a new rule by the National Labor Relations Board that will advance the date of unionorganizing elections by days or weeks. This defeated a GOP measure (SJ Res 36) that sought to quash the rule, which is due to take effect today. Under the rule, elections on whether workers will form into collective-bargaining units could be held as soon as 10 days after the NLRB certifies the election petition, not the usual 35 days or longer. Both sides consider the length of the delay crucial because studies show that when employers gain time to persuade workers to reject unionization, they are more successful, while unions tend to fare better when elections are held promptly. The new rule quickens the election timetable mainly by reducing the number of pre-election hearings and filings and deferring certain challenges until after voting has occurred. Established in 1934, the NLRB is charged with investigating allegations of unfair labor practices by employers and resolving disputes between employees and management over the implementation of labor laws. The five-member board is presidentially appointed and subject to Senate confirmation. A yes vote was to kill the new rule. Cantwell and Murray voted no.
Death and Memorial Notice ROGER DALE WASHBURN April 22, 1953 April 15, 2012 Roger Dale Washburn passed over on April 15, 2012, with his longtime companion, Jeannie Braack, and two oldest sons, Shawn and Gene Washburn, by his side. He was born in Port Angeles on April 22, 1953, to Nadine Emily Duncon and Glen Neal Washburn. He grew up in Agnew and Sequim, and graduated from Sequim High School in 1972. After graduation, he went to work as a logger before joining the Marine Corps in 1973. Upon his discharge, he returned to logging and later became a woodcutter.
Mr. Washburn He enjoyed fishing, hunting and driving backroads. Roger considered the Dungeness wilderness his backyard. Being a practical joker since he was young, Roger told his girlfriend Jeannie that at his wake
he wanted to be like Bernie — as in the movie ‘Weekend at Bernie’s.” He stated: “Put me in a lawn chair in front of the fire with my hat on and a beer in my hand.” Roger is survived by his companion of more than 20 years, Jeannie Braack; sons Shawn Washburn, Gene Washburn, Sam Washburn, and Byron Washburn; daughter Michelle Washburn; mother Nadine Braack; sister Joyce Mobley; and brothers Wes (Deb) Washburn, Kevin Washburn and Jay Meyers; also, eight grandchildren survive as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and his brother, Wayne. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
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Progress of war written in graffiti AS I WALK around the streets of Beirut, that verse from “The Sounds of Silence” keeps rattling around in my head: “The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls, and tenement halls. . . .” There is a highly revealThomas L. ing graffiti war Friedman going on here pitting opponents of Syria’s president, Bashar alAssad, and his Lebanese ally, the Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, on one side and their Lebanese and Syrian supporters on the other. Assad and Nasrallah have long called themselves “the resistance” to Israel, using that to build their legitimacy and to justify arming themselves against their own people. What is stunning to me is how much their masks have now been ripped off by their own people. It is written on the tenement walls around Beirut. The latest collection includes slogans like “The resistance is only resisting our freedom,” or Assad’s picture above the words “Step here” and “The one who kills his own people is a traitor.” Both Assad and Nasrallah
still have their sectarian followers, but outside of that shrinking circle they have lost the aura they cultivated from “resisting Israel.” Now both men stand naked before the Arab world for all to see — one using arms to “resist” the will of many Syrians and the other to “resist” the will of many Lebanese. Their people are no longer afraid to openly mock them. Hanin Ghaddar, a rising young Lebanese Shia journalist, last week wrote an open letter to Nasrallah published by the popular NOWLebanon.com, saying: “You were the brave hero who vanquished the Israeli Army in 2006 and brought dignity back to the Arabs. But you know what? These glorious days are over, and the word ‘dignity’ has now gained a new definition. “It has nothing to do with your sacred arms and glorious victory. It is now about the power of the people on the street and their fight against their dictators. ... “Let us imagine this farfetched scenario. When the uprising broke out in Syria, let’s say you came out in full support of freedom, or at least clearly asked the Syrian regime to refrain from using violence against the protesters. “Can you imagine how popu-
lar and loved you would have been today? “The Syrian people, from all sects, had photos of you hanging in their shops and homes after 2006. “Today, they burn your pictures on the streets.” But what to do about Syria’s uprising? Let’s start by putting it in historical context. What is happening in Syria is the first popular movement since the late 19th and early 20th century that has not been animated by foreign policy or anticolonialism or Israel or Britain. Instead, says Paul Salem, the director of the Carnegie Middle East Centre in Beirut, “it is
Peninsula Voices to lead the country. A beneficial side effect is I believe there is a group huge corporate profits and of powerful people in this bonuses for themselves. country, almost exclusively Why am I sure of this? Republican, who will do Look at current and hisanything to see Barack torical oil versus gas prices. Obama defeated this fall. The last time gas was You might think I’m this high (July 2008, $4.05 a talking about the billiongallon U.S. average) crude aires who are contributing hundreds of millions of dol- oil was $145 per barrel. They told us at the time: lars to conservative SuperSorry ’bout that, but the PACs. high price of gas is mostly You’d be wrong. I’m talking about a cabal due to the cost of the primary ingredient: crude oil. of oil-company executives Then, the oil/gas ratio who have set the price of was 65 percent. In other gasoline and diesel artifiwords, oil made up almost cially high. two-thirds of the price. Despite the pain to Now, gas [nationally] is American businesses $3.87 but oil is only $103 and middle-class families, they hope to stifle the econ- per barrel. At the same oil/gas ratio, omy, raise the unemploygas should cost only $2.88 ment rate and cast doubt on the president’s ability per gallon.
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Why is gas so much higher now? I believe the reason is a toxic mix of political thuggery, speculation, price fixing, collusion and greed. Don’t let this artificial manipulation of America’s economy divert your attention from the progress Obama is making to help the middle class. Doug Atterbury, Port Angeles
World Book Night I just wanted to send a note expressing my gratitude to the organizers and participants of World Book Night [“They’re Sharing a Few Good (Free) Books,” PDN, April 22] and share my experience. My group of three, all
demonstrators, hoping to provoke a violent backlash. Then he could argue that this was not a peaceful democratic revolt but a sectarian revolt by Syria’s Sunni Muslim majority, aimed at ousting Assad’s ruling Alawite/Shia minority and its allies. To some degree, it worked: Now we have a democratic struggle intertwined with a sectarian one. This is why some Lebanese and Syrian activists here believe that — though it’s a long shot — it is still worth giving time for the UN envoy Kofi Annan’s effort to consolidate a cease fire and put 300 Arab observers inside BILL DAY/CAGLE CARTOONS Syria. If the Annan plan fails, then about us and our jobs and the West, the U.N. and the Arab accountable government. . . “It is a profound reorientation League need to move swiftly to set up a no-fly zone or humanito domestic priorities and pragmatism,” emerging from the bot- tarian corridor — on the TurkishSyrian border — that can provide tom up, he said. a safe haven for civilians being The Syrian uprising, it is crupummelled by the regime and cial to remember, began as a nonsend a message to the exhausted violent protest by young men Syrian Army and residual supover corruption in the Syrian porters of Assad that it is time town of Dara’a, for which they for them to decapitate this were brutally tortured. regime and save themselves and It stayed remarkably nonviothe Syrian state. lent, nonsectarian for months, ________ under the slogan “Silmiya, Silmiya” (Peaceful, Peaceful). Thomas L. Friedman is a It was deliberately turned into three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning a civil war by Assad. columnist for The New York Times. Syrian Opposition activists His column appears every Monday. Email Friedman via here in Beirut make clear that Assad opened fire on unarmed nyti.ms/friedmanmail.
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employees of First Step Family Support Center, decided we would visit multiple locations looking for people who might need a book. We started at the [Port Angeles] downtown pier, known as a youth hangout. Many classify these young people as disrespectful “street kids” or “loiterers.” We were treated only with extreme politeness and appreciation, and it was amazing to see the excitement they showed for the books, sharing stories about reading certain titles and finding new ones they wanted to read. The Single Adult Shelter was our next stop, and we were immediately recognized by one of the residents.
They exclaimed “First Step is here!” and were so grateful for the books and that we thought of them in our deliveries. At the Veterans Center, we talked to several men who initially said, “My wife might want one, sure,” but then quickly changed their mind when they found books that they wanted to read themselves. The experience was incredibly special. We heard dozens of stories and met some really incredible people, from taxi cab drivers to baseball parents to street kids — all the while putting books into each of their hands. I would encourage everyone to get involved next year — let’s show the world that Port Angeles
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Recognition sought Being a longtime sports sponsor and loving sports, I would like to know why, after the Sequim High School girls’ fastpitch team went 28-0 and won the state championship, the town of Sequim did not or has not put up a sign at both ends of town on Highway 101. If you go to other towns that have won state titles, you will see signs that tell people about it. This is something people like to know as few, if any, high school girls teams have ever gone undefeated the whole season. Del Gott, Sequim
Student loans a national debt crisis A MODERN KNOWLEDGE economy thrives on highly trained workers. The way to get them, obviFroma ously, is through educa- Harrop tion — from basic reading skills for some to mastery of algorithms for others. It thus would seem a basic public good to provide that learning at little or no cost to students, which most advanced countries do. But America has turned posthigh-school education into a taxpayer-subsidized business — a business not unlike real estate at the height of the housing bubble. Think Americans owe a bundle on their credit card balances? They have $693 billion on their plastic, while they owe more than $1 trillion on student loans, according to the Consumer
Financial Protection Bureau. Think health costs are out of control? They rose only 150 percent from 1990 through 2011. During that period, the cost of attending a four-year college (not including room and board) soared 300 percent. There is clearly a disconnect between Americans’ stagnating incomes and the rising costs of educating their children. The education bubble will have to burst. Online courses may supply the hatpin. For example, venture capitalists are putting millions into Coursera, a company that provides online college courses for free. Founded by two Stanford University professors, Coursera offers classes taught by professors from Stanford, University of California, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania and Princeton. Other startups, such as Minerva and Udemy, are offering similar high-quality education experiences, though generally not
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for college credit. Where is the payoff for investors? Through extras that the students may want to buy. As in the music business, we see an unbundling of product. Rather than buy an entire CD, fans can download this song from artist A and that song from artist B. Likewise, students wanting a solid college education could take this course given at MIT and that course at Michigan. Best of all, they wouldn’t have to cough up the average $119,400 for tuition and fees (many are way higher) needed to spend four years at a private university that sinks millions into presidents’ salaries, profs who don’t teach and charming retreats abroad. Could this model of learning work for high-school grads wanting a trade? Many for-profit technical schools aggressively advertise to suck high-school grads into questionable courses for which the students take on unconscionable debt. Up to half of all student loans
that go under are held by their dropouts and graduates. (The big players include ITT Educational Services and the University of Phoenix.) But from the Ivy League on down, postsecondary education feeds off government grants and taxpayer-backed loans. Economists point to these subsidies as an excuse to raise prices. Meanwhile, the lenders, whether government or private student-loan companies, employ famously brutal techniques to collect. And what’s this doing to our economy? It’s creating a mass of young people sagging under monstrous debt burdens. They are unable to buy a house, much less start a business. If failure to pay back student loans ruins their credit rating, they can’t borrow for anything. As Mark Zandi of Moody’s Analytics put, “We are creating a zombie generation of young people larded with debt, and, in many cases, dropouts without
any diploma.” This should sound familiar: Like risky mortgages, risky private student loans have been packaged into securities that are sold to the public. Concerns are growing that a pileup of student-loan defaults could imperil these investments. Yes, it’s like the housing bubble all over again. And in its quest to help students obtain education from private sellers, the government has helped spike their price. Either the federal government will change the game or online educators will. Both should be giving it a try.
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Washington quarterback Keith Price eyes a player down field in the first half of their spring NCAA football game in Seattle on Saturday.
TORONTO — The Seattle Mariners couldn’t come through in the clutch Sunday, and it cost them. Edwin Encarnacion hit his third home run in three games, Henderson Alvarez won for the first time since August and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Mariners 7-2. The Mariners went 0 for 14 with runners in scoring position and have not won a series north of the border since June 2008. “We didn’t play very well all day,” Seattle manager Eric Wedge said. “I didn’t feel like we were giving away at bats, but the end result of at bats wasn’t very good.” Jeff Mathis added a two-run homer as Toronto broke open a
close game with a fiverun eighth inning. Chone Figgins and Miguel Olivo hit solo hom- Next Game ers for the M a r i n e r s , Today who lost vs. Rays their second at Tampa Bay straight. Time: 4 p.m. S e a t t l e On TV: ROOT put at least one runner at second or third base in each of the first, second, fourth, sixth, seventh and ninth innings but failed to cash any of them in. “We got the runners on, we just couldn’t push them across,” Figgins said.
second time in 15 major league starts. The right-hander, whose only other victory came at Baltimore last Aug. 31, walked a careerhigh three and struck out one. “We had some good hacks at him but he started changing speeds, started taking something off his fastball,” Figgins said. “I think he saw that we were seeing his pitches and started taking a lot off his fastball.” The Mariners jumped in front early when Figgins drilled Alvarez’s sixth pitch of the game over the wall in right, his second leadoff shot this season. Jason Vargas (3-2) held hitless until Eric THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Toronto Thames’ two-out double in the Seattle pitcher Steve fourth, an otherwise routine fly Delabar looks back after ball that dropped in front of Fighitting Toronto’s Edwin gins in left. Encarnacion with a pitch. “I broke back,” Figgins said. Scoring runs wasn’t easy “I felt bad that [Vargas] was against Alvarez (1-2), who going so good and had a no-hitter going for me to break back. allowed one run and six hits in TURN TO MARINERS/B4 six-plus innings to win for the
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SEATTLE — Cornerback Marcus Peters leveled wide receiver James Johnson, blowing up a would-be screen play, then strutted on the field. That encapsulated Washington’s spring game on Saturday. The defense dominated a hybridstyle spring game, winning 36-10 in front of 11,802 at sunny CenturyLink Field. A lack of healthy offensive linemen forced Washington to invoke a scoring system that credited the defense with three points for each stop, and used the normal offensive scoring rules. Washington was not able to split into two full teams, ran a small portion of the playbook, and sprinkled in entertainment for the fans between quarters. When there was action, it was controlled by the Huskies’ defense under new coordinator Justin Wilcox. Defensive lineman Andrew Hudson led the team with six tackles. But, it was the secondary that made numerous plays. Peters’ big hit was complemented by knocked down passes from Greg Ducre and stout coverage by cornerback Tre Watson. Wilcox has shifted Washington into more of a 3-4 defense.
PORT ANGELES — Ace Easton Napiontek went the distance, striking out nine in seven innings, to spark Port Angeles to a crucial 8-1 baseball victory over Bremerton. That sets up a showdown today for second place in the Olympic League between the Roughriders and their archrival, Sequim. The two teams play at Civic Field starting at 4 p.m. If the Wolves win, it will create a tie for second. A Riders victory would give Port Angeles second outright and a shot at a share for first if league-leading North Kitsap loses its final two games. The Knights, meanwhile, beat the Roughriders 7-3 behind their ace, Eli Fultz (7-0), on Friday in a regularly scheduled Olympic League game at Bremerton, and then the Riders turned around and smashed the Knights 8-1 in a makeup game at Civic Field on Saturday behind their ace, Napiontek (4-1).
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Port Angeles’ Marcus Konopaski attempts to bunt in the third inning against Bremerton on Saturday at Port Angeles Civic Field.
Free to play A common theme from the spring and after Saturday’s dressed-up practice was that Wilcox’s approach has freed defenders. “We’ve got a lot of young guys out there running around, it takes a little more of the thinking out,” senior safety Justin Glenn said. “More of just letting us play.” The Huskies recorded seven sacks Saturday. That number comes with the caveat that there was no tackling to complete a sack. Once quarterbacks Keith Price or Derrick Brown were touched, the whistle blew to stop play. Regardless, getting there is progress for the maligned defense that finished 11th in the Pac-12 last season in scoring and total defense. Wilcox set three goals at the start of April when he was first able to get his hands on the team. “First thing was, we really want to develop our brand,” Wilcox said. “And that was generally speaking, who we are not only schematically, installing a new defense, but what we’re about. When people turn on the TV, what do they say about that team on the field. “We wanted to improve our tackling. I think that’s any defense. You have to be a good tackling defense. You can cover people and you can fit the runs, but if you can’t get them on the ground, it doesn’t matter. “And the third thing was to play mentally quick. I think that comes with a little bit of repetition and confidence.” TURN
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Boulevard picks up big victory PORT ANGELES — Boulevard claimed a 7-3 win against Paint and Carpet Barn on Friday thanks to strong performances from Brennan Gray, Callie Hall and Aiyanna Jackson in North Olympic softball action. Gray had two hits, including a home run, scored three times and provided excellent defense behind the plate. Hall pitched four innings for the win and collected two hits of her own, while Jackson picked up her first hit of the season, scored a run and played solid defense at second base. Paint & Carpet Barn received great pitching from Isabelle Dennis while Sierra Wilson had two hits in the loss.
Swain’s nips Elks
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Blake Hiday, 12, of Rotary, pitches to Laurel Lanes in a Cal Ripken game Thursday at Lincoln Park in Port Angeles. Backing up Blake is Chris Bray, left, and Eric Emery at shortstop. Rotary won the game 10-3 to improve to 4-0 on the season.
Derek Hinsdale went the distance for Hi-Tech, striking out four Lions hitLions no-hit Hi-Tech ters to keep Hi-Tech close, PORT ANGELES — but they couldn’t manage The Lions defeated Hi-Tech any offense against a great 4-0 in 12U baseball action combined pitching perforFriday night. mance. Strong defense and the pitching efforts of Gavin Westport wins Guerrero, Peyton Harris PORT ANGELES — and Colton McGuffey led to Westport shut out First the Lions notching their second no-hitter of the sea- Federal of Port Angeles 7-0 son. in Olympic Junior Babe Guerrero, Harris and Ruth baseball play. McGuffey combined to Alex Brown struck out strike out 11 Hi-Tech batthree and scattered four ters. hits in five innings. The three also supplied Talon Cameron pitched the offense with an RBI the final two innings, faneach. ning two and allowing just Kenny Soule sparked one hit. the scoring in the bottom of Travis Paynter led the the third inning with a solo Westport offense, going 4 blast to straight-away cenfor 4 with two doubles and ter, putting the Lions up scoring one run. 1-0. Cameron was 3 for 4 It was all the scoring the Lions would needed as with a double and a triple. He scored two and had an they moved to 5-0 on the season. RBI.
Connor Heilman went 1 for 2, scoring a run. Ricky Crawford and Ian Dennis both went 1 for 3 for First Federal each. Westport is still perfect on the year at 4-0 while First Federal is 1-1 for the season
Rotary dials it up PORT ANGELES — In his first ever start on the mound, Blake Hiday allowed only two hits and struck out 11 in four innings as Rotary (4-0) defeated Laurel Lanes 10-3 Thursday in Cal Ripken baseball action. Rhe Munyagi and Anthony Gregory each had two hits for Laurel. Dane Bradow had two doubles to the wall, scored twice, and drove in two for Rotary, which took advantage of nine Laurel walks and remained undefeated on the year.
Victory for OLC PORT ANGELES — Olympic Labor Council handed Tranco Transmission its first loss of the season on Thursday in a 9-1 softball victory. The game was a hardfought pitching duel through the first two and a half innings with Lauren Lunt holding Tranco scoreless while giving up only one hit and striking out six batters. Tranco’s Kylee Reid pitched the first two frames, giving up one run on two hits and striking out three. Kennedy Cameron pitched the final inning for OLC, striking out two while giving up one run. Lunt and Halaina Ferguson provided OLC’s hitting. Mikayla Ramey walked three times and Sierra Robinson walked once and was hit by pitch twice, with Ramey and
PORT ANGELES — Swain’s General Store narrowly beat Elks by scoring two runs in the bottom of the sixth for a win in Cal Ripken baseball competition last Monday. Cyler McBride kept Swain’s in the game with a two-run homer, and finished off the game with a strong performance on the mound. The game featured strong pitching on both sides, and it took a bunt by Gabe Wegener to tie the game with the winning run scoring on an error on the same play. Trenton Tetter and Ian Miller led the way for Elks with each hitting a triple. On Thursday, Swain’s finished the week on a strong note by beating Eagles 11-7. Strong pitching and a three-run homer by Gabe Wegener helped Swain’s get through a shaky defensive night. For Eagles, Joel Wood may have had one of the season’s best plays when he crashed against the backstop to catch a foul ball.
Roofing on top PORT ANGELES — In 16U softball action, Diamond Roofing defeated
KONP 15-11 on Thursday. Diamond Roofing blasted out 17 hits, spread from the top to the bottom of the order. For the Diamonds, Alyssa Wetzler had four hits, Paige Reed had two doubles and Cara Cristion had the big bat and delivered on the mound. Cristion had a single, double and triple, just a home run from the cycle. She also pitched the complete game, striking out eight KONP batters. KONP was led by Tori Kuch, who had two doubles, and Rachel Eastey with two hits. Taylor Galland had a single.
Labor Council wins PORT ANGELES — Olympic Labor Council defeated Paint and Carpet Barn 11-3 in North Olympic softball play Saturday morning. Kennedy Cameron pitched three innings of nohit ball for OLC, holding Paint scoreless, before leaving with a 5-0 lead. In the top of the fourth inning, PCB scored three runs following a leadoff walk and a single by Sierra Wilson. OLC responded in the bottom half of the inning with six runs on six hits. Gillian Elofson, Mikayla Ramey and Sierra Robinson got their first hits of the season and Halaina Ferguson and Lauren Lunt both hit doubles. Summer Olsen played tough defense at second base for Paint, stopping several OLC players before they reached first. Olympic Labor Council’s pitching, which recorded 10 strikeouts while giving up only two hits, proved too tough for Paint and Carpet Barn. Peninsula Daily News
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6 14 .300 5 5 15 .250 6 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 16 5 .762 â€” Oakland 11 12 .478 6 Seattle 11 12 .478 6 Los Angeles 7 15 .318 9Â˝ Saturdayâ€™s Games L.A. Angels 2, Cleveland 1 Kansas City at Minnesota, ppd., rain Detroit 7, N.Y. Yankees 5 Toronto 7, Seattle 0 Baltimore 10, Oakland 1 Boston 1, Chicago White Sox 0 Texas 7, Tampa Bay 2 Sundayâ€™s Games N.Y. Yankees 6, Detroit 2 Cleveland 4, L.A. Angels 0 Toronto 7, Seattle 2 Baltimore 5, Oakland 2 Boston at Chicago White Sox, late. Kansas City at Minnesota, late. Tampa Bay at Texas, late. Todayâ€™s Games Baltimore (Hammel 3-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 1-3), 4:05 p.m. Kansas City (Hochevar 2-1) at Detroit (Below 2-0), 4:05 p.m. Texas (Darvish 3-0) at Toronto (Drabek 2-1), 4:07 p.m. Oakland (Milone 3-1) at Boston (Buchholz 2-1), 4:10 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 2-1) at Tampa Bay (Hellickson 3-0), 4:10 p.m. Minnesota (Blackburn 0-2) at L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 2-2), 7:05 p.m. Tuesdayâ€™s Games Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, 4:05 p.m. Kansas City at Detroit, 4:05 p.m. Texas at Toronto, 4:07 p.m. Oakland at Boston, 4:10 p.m. Seattle at Tampa Bay, 4:10 p.m. Cleveland at Chicago White Sox, 5:10 p.m. Minnesota at L.A. Angels, 7:05 p.m.
National League East Division W L Washington 14 7 Atlanta 13 8 New York 12 9 Philadelphia 10 12 Miami 8 13 Central Division
Pct GB .636 â€” .619 Â˝ .571 1Â˝ .545 2 .500 3 Pct GB .550 â€” .500 1 .476 1Â˝
L St. Louis Cincinnati Pittsburgh Milwaukee Chicago Houston
Pct GB 14 7 11 11 9 11 9 12 8 14 8 14 West Division W L Los Angeles 15 6 San Francisco 11 10 Arizona 11 11 Colorado 10 10 San Diego 7 15
NBA Playoffs FIRST ROUND (x-if necessary) (Best-of-7) EASTERN CONFERENCE Chicago 1, Philadelphia 0 Saturday, April 28: Chicago 103, Philadelphia 91 Tuesday, May 1: Philadelphia at Chicago, 5 p.m. Friday, May 4: Chicago at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Sunday, May 6: Chicago at Philadelphia, 10 a.m. x-Tuesday, May 8: Philadelphia at Chicago, TBD x-Thursday, May 10: Chicago at Philadelphia, TBD x-Saturday, May 12: Philadelphia at Chicago, TBD Miami 1, New York 0 Saturday, April 28: Miami 100, New York 67 Monday, April 30: New York at Miami, 4 p.m. Thursday, May 3: Miami at New York, 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6: Miami at New York, 12:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 9: New York at Miami, TBD x-Friday, May 11: Miami at New York, TBD
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BASEBALL American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX_Placed RHP Jesse Crain on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 21. Recalled RHP Dylan Axelrod from Charlotte (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANS_Placed LHP Rafael Perez on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 26. Recalled LHP Nick Hagadone from Columbus (IL). National League HOUSTON ASTROS_Recalled LHP Fernando Abad and INF Brian Bixler from Oklahoma City (PCL). Placed INF Marwin Gonzalez on the paternity list. Placed RHP Kyle Weiland on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 25. South Atlantic League KANNAPOLIS INTIMIDATORS_Announced RHP Steve McCray was transferred to WinstonSalem (Carolina). American Association AMARILLO SOX_Signed LHP Drew Bowman. FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS_ Released RHP Jack Frawley and RHP Dan Blewett. GRAND PRAIRIE AIR HOGS_Signed C Chris McMurray and RHP Stephen Faris. SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS_Signed RHP Chris Bodishbaugh, RHP Jason Jarvis and RHP Andrew Snowdon. WICHITA WINGNUTS_Signed LHP Jeff Nadeau and RHP Luis Chirinos. Cam-Am League NEWARK BEARS_Signed RHP Anthony Pluta and RHP Jorge L. Vasquez.
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