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Study looks at safety of soaps cosmetics including mois- “Few have been indepenNext time you lather up turizers, perfumes, sham- dently tested.” in the shower with your poos, toothpastes and There are many types favorite pomegranate- deodorant must be tested of emulsifiers, everything grapefruit body wash, think for safety for consumers, from eggs to sodium borate about what exactly you are but Kwiaht Director Russel and wax to chemicals. The washing down the drain. Barsh says manufacturers problem with soap, accordYou may be disturbed to are not required to test the ing to Barsh, is that certain find out your standard ingredients can damvolumizer shampoo age cell membranes and detangler condiand interfere with tioner are toxic, even animals’ signaling brands claiming to systems. be natural and earth “Soaps also ‘mobifriendly. lize’ (emulsify) toxins That is the puzzle such as pesticides Shelly Skofield is and PCBs in water, setting out to solve: pulling them out of Which body products the sediment (where are safe for the envithey adsorb to clay Contributed photo ronment? particles) and putting “Awareness is the A Kwiaht study will test popular body care them back into susbiggest part of this products sold in the islands and publish pension in the water project, getting people her findings. where they can do to think about how more harm,” Barsh much product do they impacts of releasing these said. use and is it necessary?” products into the environWashing soap down the Skofield said. “I want to find ment. drain is not his biggest conout which products are the According to Alan cern, although large quanmost harmful to be more Bennett, FDA public affairs tities of soap can kill the informed about choices.” specialist, there are “no bacteria in a septic system, Skolfield, a Reed College general rules, but if there causing it to stop workstudent and summer intern is an environmental issue ing and allowing soaps to in toxicology at the Lopez- it could be included in a pass through the system based nonprofit laboratory regulation.” unchanged. Kwiaht, will test more than Because a majority of There are plenty of tests 50 popular body care prod- to protect humans like eco- islanders live a short disucts sold in the islands and logical toxicity eye irrita- tance from wetlands and publish her findings. tion tests, said Skofield, but shorelines, the Kwiaht According to the fed- human skin is a lot differ- study aims to help consumeral Food and Drug ent than gills or the shell of ers as they search the store Administration website, a crustacean. shelves for environmentally “Many [soaps] contain friendly soaps and cosmetemulsifiers, fragrances and ics. “They have little to guide colorants that can be harmTHANKS TO GENEROUS ful to fish,” Barsh said. DONATIONS AND A See Soap, page 8

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Venus in Transit

June 5 brought a treat in the sky known as the Transit of Venus. The transit occurs when Venus travels between the sun and the earth. An event so rare that no one alive today will likely see it again. Right, a group of Lopezians viewing an image of the transit projected on a manila folder. Upper left, a closer view showing the transit itself. Lower left, Venus, similar in size to our Earth, is nothing but a small dark dot as it crosses the face of the Sun.

Island business owners support national monument movement

San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau on May 9. “The recreational opportunities provided by these public lands attract the residents and visitors that keep our businesses vibrant,” said Brent Snow, Roche Harbor Resort General Manager. “I am proud to stand with the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau and my fellow local business owners in support of designating a monument here in the San Juan Islands. It will have a positive effect for generations to come.” The letter was signed by local business owners ranging from realtors, grocery store owners, and outdoor recreation shops to hotel operators, innkeepers and artists. Community leaders have been fighting to protect the critical acreage and ensure Take your skills to the water and get some that it isn’t taken out of pubhands-on experience navigating the San Juan lic ownership. Secretary Islands this summer. Beginning & Intermediate of the Interior Ken Salazar Level Classes for Kids and Adults: has voiced his support and proposed that the president Kids in Kayaks declare a national monument in the San Juan Islands. Both Sea Kayaking Senator Maria Cantwell and Kayak Navigation Representative Rick Larsen have been leading the charge on this issue locally. “Maintaining the beauty See the Lopez Summer Workshops brochure for and accessibility of these registration details or call the LIFRC @ 468-4117. lands is critical to our econClasses start in July, so please register soon! omy. As a business person

More than 150 local business owners in the San Juan Islands have signed a letter urging President Obama to declare a swath of lands across the islands as a national monument. The move would protect 955 acres managed by the Bureau of Land Management that play a critical role in both the economy and culture of the San Juans. The letter, which makes the case for maintaining the economic health of the islands, comes on the heels of significant public support, including recent support letters from Governor Gregoire on April 25 and the

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Community Calendar thurs, june 14

meeting: Port of Lopez Monthly Meeting, 7-9 p.m.,

Airport Building. For info, visit

meeting: Questions, Answers, Support – The Patient Navigator and You, 1:30 p.m.,

The Gathering Place at The Hamlet. Jonathan Prescott of Island Hospital will answer questions about the roll

of patient navigator, and how working with a patient navigator can work for you. Sponsored by Lopez Island Hospice and Home Support. For more info, call 468-4446.

art: Tap Show 12, 7-9

june 18-21, 25-28

outdoors: Swimming with Berta Vaughn, beginning and intermediate classes are still available. Contact the Resource Center at 467-4117. sat, june 23

art: Concert & FundraiserGMO Free San Juans, 4-7 p.m., Lopez Center

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outdoors: SJI Trails

Committee’s walking tour of English Camp, Meet at the

p.m., Lopez Center for Community and the Arts. Show runs until June 16. For more info, visit

Lopez Island Ferry landing to join the van pool on the 10 a.m. sailing to Friday Harbor. The return sailing will be the 5:40 p.m. ferry. Sign-up is

Those coming from Lopez can catch the 11:25 a.m. ferry and attend lunch at the Senior Center (162 Henry Road in East Sound) prior to the meeting. Contact Jackie Ashe at 4682435 for more information or for carpooling. Hebb’s visit is sponsored by the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation in Seattle. For more information call 3762677 or 376-4979.

remains in custody on a $5,000 arrest warrant issued in San Juan County District Court. Lawson is slated for an initial appearance Tuesday afternoon in District Court. Since mid-April, the Sheriff ’s Office has responded to complaints of 20 calls in which sexually explicit telephone calls came in the middle of the night by a man, from a restricted or private number, who speaks to his female victims by their name. The majority of those calls came from a cell phone, according to Sheriff Rob Nou. Nou said that Lawson was arrested on 19 counts of telephone harassment, a gross misdemeanor that carries maximum penalties of one year in jail, a $5,000 fine, or both.

required by June 21. To join this hike, call Bob Walker at 360-468-3397 or email him at june 26-28

outdoors: Lopez Golf Clinic, Offered for ages 9- Adult, this 3 day clinic will teach the basic fundamentals of golf: grip, stance, swing, ball contact, putting, chipping and driving. Classes will take place at Lopez Golf Course. For more info, contact the Resource Center at 4684117 or visit fri, june 29

art: Lopez Artist Guild

Art Show Reception, 5-7 p.m., Lopez Center for Community and Arts. For more info, visit

News briefs New speaker at Parkinson’s group

The Orcas Island’s Parkinson’s Support Group welcomes Dr. Adam Hebb, who will speak to islanders and answer their questions Friday, June 15, 1:15 p.m. at the Senior Center. All who are seeking information about Parkinson’s disease are urged to attend, particularly those who have the disease and others who have loved ones with the disease. Hebb is an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery based at the University of Washington Medical Center. He is a professor of neurosurgery at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and did his internship and neurosurgery at the University of Minnesota.

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Burlington man arrested in obscene phone call case

Skagit County authorities on Monday arrested a 35-year-old Burlington accused of making dozens of obscene phone calls to women in the San Juans over the past two months. Eric N. Lawson, of Burlington, Wash. was apprehended early Monday at his home and then later escorted to the San Juan County Sheriff ’s office in Friday Harbor, where he

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The appearance of a newly born calf is generally cause for celebration. And while no one is taking L-pod’s newest arrival lightly, David Ellifrit, of the Center for Whale Research, notes that one newborn doesn’t make up for those that are missing. “The population would be 89, if it weren’t for the ones we know have died, like L-112, and the others we still haven’t seen this spring,” he said. The cause of death of L-112, a 3-year-old female that washed up on the outer coast in February remains under investigation. Ellifrit said two L-pod females, L-12, estimated to be 78 years of age, and L-5, 47 years, have not been seen so far this year. Most members of L-pod, he said, have been spotted. In addition, Ellifrit noted that J-30, a male believed to be about 16 years of age, is also accounted for. “We haven’t seen him all spring either,” he said.

Lopez Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings: Mondays - 7:30 p.m. at the Children’s Center Wednesdays - 4 p.m. Women’s meeting at the fellowship hall at Grace Episcopal Church Fridays - 7:30 p.m. at the Children’s Center Saturdays - noon at the Children’s Center Contact phone number 468-2809

Al-Anon: Fridays - 9:00 a.m. at the Grace Church Hall, Lopez Saturdays - 9:30 a.m. at the Children’s Center, Lopez. Contact phone number 468-2510. sat, june 30

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Family Resource Center’s 4th Annual Literary Fundraiser, 6-9 p.m., Lopez Center for Community and the Arts, tickets $25. For more info, visit tues, july 3

music: Overton Berry Trio with vocalist Stephanie Porter, 3 p.m., on the lawn

at Edenwild Inn. Admission by donation suggested. Presented by Lopez School Music Advocacy Foundation. Supporting music education in our school. wed, july 4

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art: “A Midsummer Night’s

Dream,” 7-9 p.m., Lopez Islands Vineyards. Island Stage Left presents: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Gate opens at 7, curtain at 8:15 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair and dress warmly. Suggested donation $15 $20. Wine available (no outside alcohol). Ongoing market: Farmers’ Market, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturdays, May 19 - Sept. 8. For more info, visit


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More than just a dirty business SSA Marine in conjunction with Peabody Coal is planning to build a coal terminal at Cherry Point in order to ship 54 metric tons of coal from Wyoming through the Columbia Gorge scenic area, and up the coast of Washington, where it will then be shipped to China. At Cherry Point, a wetland of over 162 acres would be filled in to hold the coal waiting to be shipped. People living all along the train route will be impacted as will rivers, wetlands, streams and soil. The wide-ranging health dangers of coal dust include exposure to

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toxic heavy metals, such as lead, selenium and mercury. Coal dust leads to increased asthma, wheezing and coughing in children. Toxic pollution from diesel exhaust is linked to stunted lung development, increased probability of heart attacks, lung cancer, worsening asthma and infant mortality. According to BNSF’s website, these 15,000ton trains will lose three percent of their load in transit or 1,780,000 short tons of coal dust spread annually from the Powder River Basin to the terminal. Besides breathing coal dust, there will be the added hazard of diesel fuel exhaust from the 40 trains daily. Go to or Power Past Coal for more information. The decision will be made in the next few months and a great deal is at stake. Burning coal is one of the prime contributors to global warming and air pollution. Coal is a dirty business. Diane Kaufman Friday Harbor


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Guest columns

CAO provides a chance to protect the future By Richard Weisbrod and Rita Weisbrod

What is the problem that the new critical areas ordinance process will fix? “What did we do wrong? We followed the rules.” As a local land surveyor and land use consultant since the 1970’s, Tom Starr and other recent writers, question the need for new ordinances to protect critical areas for the future. To answer, we should note that no blame is being placed on anyone for past actions. We cannot re-write the past, but when things change, policies must adapt to those changes. If you viewed the San Juan Islands from the air, as we did many times over these years, the difference from 1970 to the present is dramatic. In fact, population growth in San Juan County has been explosive. U.S. Census data for San Juan County shows the population in the county was essentially stable at around 3,000 people from 1900 up to 1960 when the economy centered on agriculture and natural resources (fishing, logging). In 1970 the population was 3,856, doubling to 7,838 by 1980, then increasing to 10,035 by l990, to 14,077 by 2000, and to just under 16,000 in 2010. Looking at housing units in the county, 66 percent have been built since 1970 (and 23 percent of these since 1990). What has been the result on the land of this increase in population?

Deforestation, increased water use, increased sewage volume, increased herbicide and pesticide use, more roads and trails, more paving of the land surface, and more shoreline developments including more stairways and docks. History is full of examples of civilizations that flourished and then disappeared because they ran out of necessary resources. As a county of islands our resources are very limited, and we need to husband what we have left. Water in our dry summers is now a problem we all live with. The problem is not that any one of us alone has caused any specific environmental change that has occurred. It is the combined impact of all of us that has changed the islands. Garrett J. Hardin called this effect the “Tragedy of the Commons.” An example is False Bay on San Juan Island [the largest watershed in the county]. When we arrived in the early l970’s sand dollars were common, and eel grass reached well into tidal streams; there were many species adapted to sandy substrates where children played and built sand castles at low tides. What do we see now? The sand dollars are gone, none since the late 1990’s, and eel grass is restricted to the bay’s mouth. The bay has silted in from run-off, mostly from the now seasonal False Bay Creek (a former

salmon stream) and smaller temporary streams. Now we have a mud-silt tide flat with very different species. This degradation of False Bay did not occur because of what any who live on False Bay did, nor is it a result of development actions of any one person or any one development within the watershed. It is the result of accumulated impacts from many individual sources. We need to look ahead to resources we will all need in the future, and we must begin where we are now, not as we were at some point 30 or 40 years in the past. What the CAO process must do for future development is try to minimize further damage and mitigate environmental change that will protect the critical resources we share and leave them intact for coming generations. We need new regulations because the land and its resources have changed. We have changed it – collectively. While it is true that land use regulation restricts your freedom to do what you personally want to do with your land, that same land use regulation also protects you from the harm that your neighbors can do to your land and to our shared critical resource areas ... the commons.

Richard and Rita Weisbrod are promoting the point that we need a new CAO due to population growth. Their view that humans are bad for the environment is simplistic, and their assumptions are not based on facts. If you look at forest areas where the native peoples manage their lands, and areas next door where the Bureau of Land Management manages its lands by leaving them natural, one can see that humans can actually improve the quality of the environment. Another example closer to home is Lake Washington. In the 60s Lake Washington’s water

clarity was about 15 feet and levels of dissolved oxygen were so low that some species of fish disappeared. Lake Washington is cleaner now, despite the large population growth of its watershed. Population growth does not equal accumulative harm to the earth. The earth is resilient, and nature knows how to recycle natural elements. Environmental improvements occur without draconian regulations, because of enlightened self-interest. Besides spreading misinformation regarding our CAO, many are misquoting information, confusing the public, and providing distractions like the idea of the


I wholeheartedly support creation of a national monument and I welcome the chance for local people to play a key role in managing these places,” said Wally Gudgell of Windermere Orcas Island. “It’s going to be a fantastic partnership.” The proposed lands include dozens of the small islands and reefs that provide breeding grounds for birds and refuges for

Celebrate safely As wedding season on the islands approaches, fire and rescue officials ask people to celebrate safely. Putting candles in paper bags to line a walkway or setting of f paper “balloons” with

everything from harbor seal pups to rare plants. These lands also shelter historical sites - from ancient fishing sites and camas gardens to pre-automation lighthouses on Patos Island and Turn Point. And they include popular recreation destinations in the islands like Iceberg Point, Chadwick Hill and Watmough Bight on Lopez, the state park on Patos Island and the Cattle Point lighthouse on San Juan Island. For more info, visit www. a candle inside is a fire hazard, according to the 2009 International Fire Code. A safe alternative is to put batter y-operated lights in bags to decorate a wedding or other kind of celebration, said San Juan County Deputy Fire Marshal Paul Turner.

– Rita Weisbrod is a professor of sociology and Richard Weisbrod retired from the U.S. Geological Survey as a research zoologist.

Council needs to shift gears on CAO By Frank Penwell


commons. Private property is NOT the commons, and our CAO is not protection of the commons. However, since it is brought up, the undisputed expert on the commons is Elinor Ostrom, who won a 2009 Nobel Prize for her science on the commons. This link, www.commondreams. org/view/2011/11/04-5 reports about her best strategies for managing a commons. Ostrom recommends local control as the best path for protecting a commons because it allows rules to be “based on unique aspects of a local resource and culture.” She believes that, “local people usually know more about what’s best for their commu-

nities than expert planners.” Ostrom promotes education and low cost sanctions for rule violators. This respected, and high quality scientific information, does not work well for Department of Ecology, county staff, or their network of special interest groups. Why is that? Mostly because it does not create income or promote control of the many by the few. See this video about “Obedience” to get a better understanding: watch?v=W147ybOdgpE. See cao, page 6

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Lopez Island Mentor Program gives back Council backs revision of shoreline to the community with litter pick-up inventory report The Lopez Island Family Resource Center’s Community Mentor Program participated in a litter pick-up event on Saturday, June 2, braving the rain and spreading out to various parts of the island to pick up trash. After the litter pick-up, the group met program coordinators Mikah Smith and Rachel MacSlarrow at Odlin Park for a potluck lunch, by which time the sun was shining. The Mentor Program traditionally holds a few celebrations and events for the matches throughout the year, but this was the program’s first annual litter pick-up. The idea for the event came up at one of the Mentor Program’s monthly meetings, where mentors get together with the program coordinators to discuss their matches and share different activity ideas with one another. Current mentor Karin Gandini originally provided the idea for the pick-up, stating,

“Occasionally seeing roadside garbage while driving on the island, and thinking how on the mainland groups sponsor short sections of road for clean up, I just thought it would be a fun activity for the mentor program!” Debbie Collins, another mentor in the program, offered to create some fun awards that mentees and mentors could win by participating in the event. Two grand prizes went to the mentor match who collected the most trash, and the match who found the weirdest piece of garbage – a child’s bike found in Hummel Lake. Nick Teague and Sara Waugh of the Bureau of Land Management generously provided the mentors and mentees with gloves, safety vests, tools, and other protective gear. A big thank you to the BLM. The Mentor Program is always looking for new mentors, and there are children in the community who could

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benefit by being a part of this program. For more info, contact Mentor Coordinator Mikah Smith at 468-2201 ext. 2109, msmith@lopez., or call the LIFRC at 468-4117. Contributed photos

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The San Juan County Council has agreed with a staff recommendation to send the draft Shoreline Master Program’s Inventory and Characterization Report back to the consultants who compiled it for revisions. The report provides an overview of the geographical character and environmental functions of county shorelines, and is considered in setting goals and policies that will shape regulations affecting land near the shoreline and nearshore marine waters. County Senior Planner Colin Maycock told the council that, after a review of the draft by the councilappointed Shoreline Master Program Technical Advisory Committee and county staff, it was apparent further revisions were needed. Maycock characterized the expected changes as significant, mostly pertaining to the analytical framework used to describe and characterize the shoreline’s geology and associated ecological activities. A new five-week public comment period on the report will begin after the revisions are complete. At the close of the previous comment period, April 30, there was a flurry of public concern after a property rights group posted a widely circulated comment form which some shoreline property owners misconstrued as a mandatory county form. The Inventory and Characterization report analyzes the overall physical shape and geology, marine and shoreline habitat, and the level of development of

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sections of shoreline averaging more than a mile in length. Maycock indicated that while all input is welcome, the photographs and detailed information about such things as lawns, fire pits, docks, buoys and family gatherings that owners of individual shoreline parcels entered on the property rights group’s form don’t relate directly to the report. However, Maycock emphasized that all comments submitted at any time before the amendments to the Shoreline Master Program are adopted will be accepted and included in the record. All forms and comments directed specifically at the I&C Report that are received prior to the close of the next comment period on the draft will be attached to the final report. Additionally, information and pictures from the parcel forms submitted will be integrated into the county’s GIS system. The revised draft of the I&C Report is expected to be available in August. Maycock said he does not expect the delay to slow the overall progress of the Shoreline Master Program update, now scheduled for completion in June 2013. The Planning Commission is scheduled to conduct a workshop meeting on the SMP goals and policies July 20. More information on the Shoreline Master Program is available in the SMP section of the county’s website at The Feb. 2, 2012, Draft Inventor y and Characterization Report is available on the SMP site’s core documents page, coredocs.aspx Anyone wishing to receive emailed updates concerning the I&C Report and the Shoreline Master Plan Project can sign up at

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New service dog in town There is a new face in town and her name is Nina and she is the newest member of the Jacobsen family. The one and a half-year-old, flat-coat retriever service dog belongs to Jesse Jacobsen. Nina went through seven month of specialized training with Heeling Allies, a service dog training company in Seattle, Wash. and has been specially trained to help Jesse. Nina is very sweet and well behaved, but islanders must remember that Nina is a working dog, so ask Jesse if you can pet her before doing so. Businesses may ask if an animal is a service animal or ask what tasks the animal has been trained to perform, but cannot require special identification cards for the animal or ask about the person’s disability. For more info about service dogs visit or

Walking tour of English Camp Join the San Juan Island Trails Committee on June 23 for a walking tour of English Camp with Mike Vouri, historian for San Juan National Historical Park. Learn about life in the camp, where the officers lived and its military and cultural history. There will be an option to hike to the top of Young Hill. Length will be one and a half to three miles total. A 30-minute visit at the Friday Harbor

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Farmers Market will precede the drive to English Camp. Meet at the Lopez Island Ferry landing to join the van pool on the 10 a.m. sailing to Friday Harbor. The return sailing will be the 5:40 p.m. ferry. Sign up is required by June 21. To join this hike, call Bob Walker at 360-468-3397 or email him at


Howling winds take toll on boaters in Fossil Bay By Steve Wehrly Journal reporter

The early morning hours of Sunday, May 27, proved once again that perils of wind and tide spare neither man or boat, and that even the Coast Guard is sometimes left on the beach. After a “glorious, calm, sunny Saturday,” Jared Payne of San Juan Island was safely tied up and asleep at the dock in Fossil Bay at Sucia Island, a state marine park popular with local boaters. With him were his wife, Michelle, and his two sons, Brandon, 11, and Mitchell, 6. About 2 a.m., Jared was awakened by “wind that sounded like a freight train” as it slammed against the side of his boat.

Payne, a Bristol Bay fisherman for 10 years, estimated the winds were gusting “about 30 knots, maybe more.” The Coast Guard said later that the marine forecast late Saturday evening predicted southwest winds at 15 to 25 knots. Twenty minutes later, as he re-checked his dock

lines, Payne said “all hell broke loose.” Boat horns and sirens were blaring and boat searchlights were flashing to awaken owners whose boats had dragged anchor or broken loose from mooring buoys. “Brandon and Mitchell thought the excitement was See fossil bay, page 6

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festivals in Los Angeles and Brazil and Donogh M. Phillips died suddenly folran on television in Florida. lowing a heart attack May 25, 2012 in As an educator, she taught elementary Anacortes, Wash. She and her husband, through Elder hostel students. In Bellevue, Ted, had been Lopez Island weekenders she served on the Superintendent’s for 14 years prior to being residents from Citizens School Advisory Committee 1988 to 2008, before moving to Timber and was especially proud of drafting Ridge at Talus in Issaquah, Wash. the Student Rights and Responsibilities Donogh was born in Fargo, North Policy for the district as well as working Dakota, June 5, 1933, to Frederick Harold to establish Learning Options in the sysand Alene Elizabeth (Bratton) McCutcheon. tem. Combining her acting and teaching Leaving Fargo at age three months, she skills, she simulated patients for first year lived in Raleigh and Beaufort, North medical students beginning to learn how Carolina, through her early school years, to interview, and more importantly, listen and in Media, Pa., through high school and to patients. For several years she recruitcollege. She and Ted met in 1951 during ed patient volunteers in the hospital for freshman orientation week at Swarthmore those students to elicit medical histories College, near Philadelphia. They married and then debriefed both students and in Swarthmore in June 1956. She had by Donogh M. Phillips patients after the interviews. then earned a master’s degree in eduOn Lopez Island she was proud to be cation at Goucher College in Maryland, and Ted had completed one year of medical school at Johns one of the first women members of the Lions Club. She Hopkins. She taught fifth grade in the Baltimore County public enjoyed decorating and opening her home for hundreds school system before beginning a westward migration to Ohio, of children and their parents to trick or treat at Halloween. Colorado, and Alaska for Ted’s further training and subsequent She may be remembered for organizing fashion shows practice in Sitka. With three elementary school-age children and a fundraising chili cook off for the Lopez Center for by this time, she came to Bellevue, Wash., in 1970 when Ted Community and the Arts. She fulfilled a life long dream, became the founding chairman of the University of Washington learning to tap dance and performing in recitals at age 65. Donogh leaves behind her brother, Bruce, in Beaufort Department of Family Medicine. Donogh was a devoted wife, homemaker, mother of North Carolina; husband, Ted, in Issaquah; daughter Beth three, and grandmother of five, but always a student, and grand daughter Alene in Studio City, Calif.; son Scott teacher, and actress. She studied subjects from religion and (Kathy) and grandsons Brandon and Parker in Billings, ethics to modern physics. The night before she died she Montana. In the Seattle area are son Kent (Kelley), grand had attended the final session in a political science course daughter Megan, and grandson Spencer. At her request there will be no memorial service, but the at the Anacortes Senior College. She began her community theater acting career during grade school through college family will be gathering privately in late June. She urged and was very active in the Baranof Little Theatre Guild everyone to “just have a party.� Those wishing to contribute in her memory are encourin Sitka, Alaska. She was proud of her last role in a short movie created, directed, and produced for her 70th birthday aged to support the many local charitable organizations on by her son, Scott. It was shown at two international film Lopez Island.


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Island Hideaway – Set on private 12 acres with rocky outcroppings, this recently remodeled AFrame has 1 BR, 1 BA plus large upstairs loft which could be used as the bedroom, office or wonderful artist studio. Plenty of windows + hardwood floors, and covered wrap-around porch. Spend quiet moments on the 1 mile circle drive. W/D, N/S, Pets negotiable, F/L/S. $1100 On The Peninsula Cozy 2 BR 1 Bath cabin sits just up from a lowbank beach on Fisherman Bay. Cabin has views across Fisherman Bay to Lopez Island. Otis Perkins & Landbank beaches nearby. LR & small kitchen face the WF. N/S $850 Call Carol Gorton (360)468-3177 or email The Islands’ Weekly • • June 12, 2012 – Page 6

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Obituary: Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Lee Bliven Elizabeth “Betty� Lee Bliven, 92, of Lopez Island, passed away at Crosscreek Adult Family Home in Sedro-Woolley, Wash. on Sunday, June 3, with her family by her side. She was born on April 18, 1920, in Portland, Maine, the daughter of Charles and Marion (Whelan) Dillingham. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 16 at Lopez Union Cemetery. A small reception will be held following the service at the family home, 151 Hilltop Way. A full obituary will be published in a later edition of the Islands Weekly. Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, Wash. and the San Juan Islands. Employment General

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I encourage all to ask our county council to shift gears on the CAO process. Ask them to enter into the legal process of coordination, rather than the process of cooperation that they are currently using. Coordination levels the playing field and establishes the principle that all levels of government must work toward equality and consistency of policies. In coordination, DOE would not be able to dictate based on theories, agendas, and fear tactics that are arbitrarily and capriciously promoted as necessary by special interest agendas. If equality and consistency are not agreed to in coordination, then the party

asking for change (DOE, EPA‌) has to pay for all mitigation costs. In cooperation they just offer bribes in the form of grants with strings attached. Coordination would also give us the tools of the Data Quality Act and the Regulatory Flexibility Act to protect our communities’ health and welfare from overreaching arbitrary and capricious regulations. Currently assumptions/ theories are pushed forward through votes in cherry picked committees using boogie man tactics, rather than by scientific evidence or by identified problems.

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BEAUTIFUL AKC English Cream Golden Retriever Puppies. Have had 1st shots and health checkup. They have been raised in the beautiful country, are well socialized, and are good with little children. Parents temperaments are calm, loving, and smart. Price $800. For more information: 360-520-9196 or www.mountainsprings

14’ ALASKAN Smokercraft: aluminum. New galvanized Salt Water King trailer. 25 HP Johnson outboard and electric Kicker motor. 4 life jackets, Eagle depth finder, rod holders, seats, cushions, anchor, tag lines, crab pots with bouys and leaded lines and too much more to list! $3,000 obo. Coupeville. Call Richard 425218-0213.

BEAUTIFUL PUREBRED Australian Shepherd Puppies. Red Merles, Red, and Black Tris. Some with Blue eyes. All very cute and healthy. Born May 7th, will be ready for new homes July 1st. Shots, wormed, dew claws, tails cropped. $250-$450. Call Victor for appointment or with questions, 360-638-2877 evenings or leave message.


2002 PT CRUISER Hatchback. Gold, moon roof, 83,000 miles. Luggage rack, folding seats, automatic. Has all the goodies! $4,200. 360675-4040 or 250-5806102 (Oak Harbor) 1930 FORD MODEL A. Rumble seat, Manual Synchro mesh Transmission, Hydraulic brakes, Overdrive, Turn signals, Chrome accents, All steel body, Mohair upholstery, 16� rims and newer tires, Vintage Cream/ Black. Fully restored from ground up! $18,000. Please contact us by email or by phone. Call 360-779-7866. E-mail:

1976 33’ RANGER; ONE owner boat & always well maintained! New; 25 HP Universal Diesel, 22 gallon fuel tank, 2 batteries, prop, electric marine toilet, Dodger, interior cushions, sailing electronics. Standing rigging & life lines replaced 2007. Refrigeration, Dickinson fireplace, propane cook stove/ oven. Last haul out October 2011. She’s ready for summer cruising! $29,000. San Juan Island. Call 360-378-5111.

1949 CHEVY 1/2 Ton, 5 window pickup. Exceptional condition. Full frame off restoration approx. 15,000 miles ago, and well cared for since. Cosmetically superb (no dents, damage or rust) and runs better than it looks! Continuously stored in garage. 3 speed with overdrive. Very nice for highway driving. Original working tube radio. Finished oak bed. Looking for a fun old truck that looks and runs great? This is it! Asking price $14,500. Contact Info: 206-7800235, 206-321-4075 or

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BICHON FRISE puppies. AKC Registered. Taking deposits. $900 each. For companion only! Will be vet checked and have first shots and be dewormed. Call for information: 360-8747771, 360-621-8096 or go to website to see our adorable puppies! www.bichonfrise

26’ COLUMBIA Mark II, 1969. Great racer/ cruiser in excellent condition. Easy to single hand. Ready to sail away now. Asking $5000. See /view/29504 for more details. 360-376-3756

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JOHN DEERE 302 Tractor and Loader. 40hp diesel, 3 point hitch and PTO. Comes with Bradco 408 Backhoe, 5’ field mower, tiller and box scraper. Field ready. $8500 for all. 206-4633542 Vashon Island Musical Instruments

5’ YAMAHA BABY GRAND piano. Ebony satin finish! Excellent condition. Piano has bright tone & nice action. Year is approximately 1978, only second owner. Includes two benches and sheet music. $5,000. Roche Harbor, San Juan Island. Contact Dave 360-298-0213 or Jodi 360-298-0614. VINTAGE STORY and Clark walnut spinnet piano with unique, matching seat and heel mat. Always kept tuned. In very good condition. $450. Call: 360-376-3128.

AKC GREAT DANE Puppies. Now offering Full-Euro’s, Half-Euro’s & Standard Great Danes. Males & females. Every color but Fawns, $500 & up. Health guarantee. Licensed since 2002. Dreyersdanes is Oregon state’s largest breeder of Great Danes. Also; selling Standard Poodles. Call 503-556-4190. Horses FRIDAY HARBOR

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40’ KETTENBURG K-40. Elegant Mahogany sloop. Ideal racer/ cruiser for Islands & Sound! Extensivley restored. Well maintained! Yanmar 30 HP diesel engine. Excellent cond! $34,500 obo. West Sound Marina, Eastsound, Orcas Island location. Call Mark 360298-2449. Many details available at: www.kettenburgforsale.

1981 MERCEDES 380 SL Convertible. Cream colored, tan leather interior, dark brown cloth top. Lovingly cared for, always garaged. Power windows, air conditioning. All service records available. BEAUTIFUL! $9,750. 206-842-5301 (Bainbridge Island) Automobiles Chevrolet

1977 CHEVY NOVA, 2 door. 250 straight, 6 cylindar and 350 turbo auto transmission. Only 114,000 original miles. Lots of new parts including recent rims and tires! Runs and drives great! Nice Blue metallic color. Original interior; small driver seat tear, but otherwise excellent! $4,500. For details call 360-6323663. Coupeville, Whidbey Isl. SOLD IT? FOUND IT? Let us know by calling 1-800-388-2527 so we can cancel your ad.

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1973 DODGE Charger. One owner, engine rebuilt to approx. 340, automatic transmission, complete service records, original paint and top. New Edelbrock carburetor, radiator, alternator, electronic ignition, power steering pump, battery, rear springs. Great drive. Many other items rebuilt or replaced. $15,500. Contact Al 360-6780960 Whidbey Island

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2006 FORD FOCUS ZX4 SE. Nice, smooth ride! Metallic grey with grey upholstered interior! 5 speed standard shift, 4 door, new tires. Low miles, only 83,800, used very little! Mostly towed behind our motor home. Excellent condition! Only owner. Dealership maintained. Records included. $7,500. Coupeville. Call Bill 360-720-6283. Automobiles Honda

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1991 CORVETTE Coupe. Only one owner! Low miles, just 5,850. 4 speed automatic, 5.7 liter & V8. Bright Red color, no one will miss you driving by! 6 way driver & passenger adjustable seats. Luxurious red leather interior. All extras including Selective ride and handling. Two tops, Delco Bose Sound System and more. Window sticker: Showroom. Asking $18,950 or offer. 360-378-4825. San Juan

1981 HONDA Accord. Automatic transmission, 4 door, family owned since new. Green. Low, low 97,000 miles. No rust, no body damage. All records, well maintained. $4000 or best offer. Contact Janet, 360307-8295 (Bremerton)

2006 Honda Element EX-P AWD. NEW lower price! $16,500. Excellent Condition. Low mileage 39,900. Put in storage for 15 months. Automatic transmission, Air conditioning with air filtration system, Cruise control, Flip up rear seats. Easy to clean interior. Privacy curtain included, Removable skylight, Premium radio with steering wheel controls, AM/FM Radio, CD Playe r, Subwoofer, MP3 capable, 12 Volt power outlet, Alloy Wheels, Power Mirrors, Rear Wiper, Sunroof, Tinted Glass, Cloth Seats, Cruise Control, Interval Wipers, Power Door Locks, Power Windows, Rear Window Defogger, Second Row Folding Seat, Second Row Removable Seat, Security System, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls, Tachometer, Tilt Steering Column, 4WD/AWD, Cargo Area Tiedowns, Class II tow hitch (703)424-1481


8’ SIDEKICK Cab-Over Camper, 1984, fits long bed truck. Must see to appreciate! Great for camping, fishing, & summer getaways. Self contained including bathroom, stove, sink and bed. Sleeps 2 to 3 people. Great condition! All records included. Only second owners. $1,300 obo. Port Orchard. 360895-4202. Motorcycles COUPEVILLE

2007 HONDA VT100C Shadow Spirit with windshield. All Silver and chrome. Excellent condition with only 5,761 miles. Rides nice and handles well! Perfect for your summer road trip! Only owner, well maintained & garaged. Ready to go! Double seat. NADA average retail: $5,274. Asking only $4,585. Coupeville. Call Art 360-678-5603. Motorhomes

22’ 1984 LAZYDAZE motorhome. New engine with 10,000 miles on it. Invoice/ bill available. Good transmission and new tires. Cabin is clean. Body is fair with some rust and needs paint. Runs and handles well with good power. Stove, refrigerator and more. $2,700 OBO. Hal, 360-678-3106. 30’ TRAVEL QUEEN Motor home. Very clean all fiberglass! Fully selfcontained, ready to roll! Built in blender, perfect for margaritas making. Twin roof air conditioners, built-in vacuum cleaner system, 65 KW generator & 440 Dodge engine. Sleeps 7 comfortably. Priced to sell quick $2,500 obo. Coupeville. Call Richard 425-218-0213.

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cool,” said Payne, “but I’ll bet the three sailboats I saw floating across Fossil Bay didn’t think so. Everyone in Fossil Bay got lucky -- nobody collided with anybody, and nobody went aground.” Boats in Echo Bay and Shallow Bay weren’t so lucky, as Payne found out the next day when they cruised around the island. In Echo Bay, the Coast Guard’s 87-foot cutter Sea Lion was spending the night, waiting out the expected winds. About 2 a.m., as the wind increased, the Sea Lion deployed its shallow draft inflatable, which spent several hours assisting drifting boats, pulling them away from rocks and helping re-anchor or re-tie to the many mooring buoys in the big bay. Before low tide at 6:30 a.m., the inflatable reportedly approached a 23-foot Bayliner Trophy grounded in shallow water on the north side of the bay.

Within a few minutes, before the Trophy could be re-floated, the tide went out and the storm surge abated, leaving both boats sitting high and dry on the flat rocks. In Shallow Bay, at the west end of Sucia, a 40-foot trawler went aground on the north side of the bay after apparently dragging anchor. A 45-foot Coast Guard Response Boat Medium arrived on scene from Bellingham before 7 a.m. to find the trawler solidly aground. The trawler’s captain was reportedly offered to be offloaded, but, with no damage apparent, decided to wait out the tide. It proved to be a long wait. Because the next high tide, at 9:05 a.m., was less than one-half foot higher than the low tide, Sea Lark, and the two boats in Echo Bay, could not be floated free until 10:30 that night. The Coast Guard said no injuries or damages were reported. Brandon and Mitchell were left to report their great adventure to their schoolmates on Tuesday.

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“State and federal law do not require that all of the ingredients in personal care products be tested or disclosed.” Even plant extracts such as chamomile and cloves, which have the appeal of being “healthy, or at least harmless” can be dangerous. According to Barsh, “essential oils” and “natural” fragrances are often defenses that plants evolved to kill chewing and sucking insects. They also can kill the tiny aquatic animals that fish rely on for food. Lead, cyanide and strychnine are all “natural,” but also toxic. “Plants have been battling animals for millions years and have some potent chemicals,” Skolfield said. Barsh is also concerned that labels are misleading – advertising “no sodium lauryl sulfate,” but listing “sodium laureth sulfate” among their ingredients. These two compounds are closely related chemically and have the same

negative effects on aquatic organisms, according to Barsh. “Surfactants [chemicals that break down dirt and make it easier to wash away] derived from coconut oil sound safe, but can include sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate,” said Barsh, who has come to the conclusion that many products are unsafe after exposing daphnia, a tiny freshwater crustacean, to small concentrations of products over time, causing them to die or become immobile. Daphnia can be found in the islands’ healthier wetlands and ponds in the spring, where they are eaten by frogs, newts, and aquatic insects such as dragonfly larvae. Sur factants have also been found as problematic for humans. Some chemicals like 1,4-dioxane, which causes carcinomas in mice and mesotheliomas in rats according to the World

Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer, are a byproduct of the manufacturing process used to create other ingredients of primar y impor tance, like surfactants. The solution? Barsh suggests that consumers avoid soaps with a lot of fragrances and essential oils. Skofield uses fragrance-free shampoo and only washes her hair once a week. She said people don’t have to stop using soap, but can modify their hygiene routine. If you really want to be non-toxic, experiment with using a few teaspoons of finely powdered clay in the bath or shower, which absorbs grease and oil. “The biggest problem is that soaps need not be tested for their aquatic toxicity or persistence,” Barsh said. “That leaves regulators and consumers high and dry.” For more info, email

Islands' Weekly, June 12, 2012  

June 12, 2012 edition of the Islands' Weekly