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Top 10 Clallam County stories of 2014 1 A RIVER RUNS THROUGH US: The multimillion-dollar removal of the two dams on the 20-mile Elwha River was completed in 2014 with a giant explosion. The Aug. 27 blast removed the final concrete barrier impeding the river in Glines Canyon in Olympic National Park. For the first time, the river is free-flowing, and river-watchers are seeing Mother Nature on a fast track. As silt dammed for a century flows down the river — exacerbated by heavy rains in early December — a new spit is developing at the river’s mouth, and siltation is reported on the rip-rap rocks guarding Ediz Hook, created over millennia by the Elwha. Meanwhile, fish that

haven’t swam beyond the old Elwha Dam 5 miles from the river mouth have been spotted upstream, as though they remember the pre-dam days. Looking ahead, the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe will hold a celebration of river’s return during the weekend of July 17, 2015 — just about the time the chinook return to the river to spawn.

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NAVY TRAINING PLANS OUT WEST: In a weighing of defense peacekeepers versus peace in the forest, a Navy plan to conduct aviation training using modern electromagnetic testing equipment in and around western Olympic National Forest has been met with substantial residential opposition. In meetings from Port

Angeles to Pacific Beach, the Navy — with national forest officials at its side — has discussed its plans to packed audiences. As the new year unfolds, the U.S. Forest Service is considering a special-use permit to allow access to 15 sites in Olympic National Forest on which three camper-sized Navy vehicles would be dispersed. A fourth emitter would be at a fixed site at the Navy base at Pacific Beach. The trucks, equipped with antennas mounted 14 feet off the ground, would emit electromagnetic radiation as part of simulated targeting exercises performed by Whidbey Naval Air Station pilots trying to locate the emitters’ electronic signatures. PLEASE

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it in breach of contract with the city. The withholding of tax CONTINUED funds by the city caused the association to lay off its The Navy’s environmen- executive director in December, and the group tal assessment found no significant impact from the heads into an uncertain 2015 with a new board and $11.5 million warfare a bare-bones budget. training project. Earlier in the year, the downtown association was ECONOMIC CROSSROADS: The proposed to join a new amalgamation of business organization and groups — including the structure of Port Angeles business and economy were Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce and put to the test in 2014. Spurred by troubled eco- Port Angeles Business Associated — in a unified nomic conditions affecting economic brainchild called retailers, the Port Angeles Downtown Association suf- PA United. That plan fizzled by fered a blow in November when city officials declared autumn amid a contentious

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because of the retirement of longtime Commissioner Mike Doherty, a staunch Democrat. The buildup to the November all-mail election stirred dust in other countywide offices, too. In the office of the only elected county community development director in the nation, Mary Ellen Winborn ousted incumbent Sheila Roark Miller in a landslide (see No. 5 below). And following campaigns that also stirred emotions, appointed Prosecuting Attorney Will Payne was defeated by former assistant prosecutor Mark Nichols by about 4 percent of the vote, incumbent Dis-

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the new Congress a Republican majority in both houses, the Clallam County Peach Board of Commissioners also will assume a GOP majority in 2015. That was assured Nov. 4 when voters countywide elected Bill Peach of Forks, who will join Jim McEntire on the three-member board. Peach defeated Sissi Bruch, a Port Angeles city councilwoman, by nearly a 4 percent margin to take the West End seat open

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atmosphere that also challenged the Chamber of Commerce when the city considered withholding funding of its visitor center. With the recent shutdown of three timber mills in Port Angeles, Forks and Beaver, and the December announcement that Nippon Paper Industries in Port Angeles will indefinitely shut down one of its papermaking machines, the region continues to face economic challenges in 2015.

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Clallam CONTINUED Especially in the fertile farmlands between Sequim and Port Angeles, residents took to county government and, in some cases, the streets to protest proposed marijuana growing operations seeking state and county permits. State voters in 2012 legalized the possession and sale of recreational marijuana to adults 21 and older by passing Initiative 502. The state Liquor Control Board is in charge of regulating the industry. Initially, Clallam County applied its existing code for pot, allowing entrepreneurs to grow and process cannabis in rural zones with a conditionaluse permit. In October, county commissioners clamped down on pot farms in rural neighborhoods such as

Agnew and near a former elementary school east of Port Angeles. The controversy was a major reason why county voters tossed an elected director of community development in the November election. Incumbent Sheila Roark Miller was defeated by Mary Ellen Winborn by about a 61 percent to 38 percent margin following a campaign in which rural marijuana growing was a popular topic at community forums and in letters to newspapers. As soon as she was elected, Winborn declared that the legalized pot industry has “turned people’s lives upside-down,” adding that she will “proceed with caution” as the county develops permanent zoning regulations for state-licensed marijuana businesses.

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Highway 101 — the transportation backbone of the North Olympic Peninsula — is four lanes from downtown Port Angeles to Sequim. A 3.5-mile segment of the highway between Shore and Kitchen-Dick roads was fully opened Nov. 8, a milepost in the $60.5 million project that included new twin bridges over McDonald Creek and sleek turnarounds. Crews will add a final layer of asphalt and restripe the surface when warm, dry weather returns later this year. Scarsella Bros. of Kent built the additional lanes beginning in January 2013 under a $28 million contract. The remainder of the state and federal funds used in the project went toward right of way acquisition, design and environmental review. PLEASE

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the 500-seat building built in 1916. Headlined “Port Angeles Performing Arts Center,” Nagel’s two-page executive summary calls the Lincoln Theater “the key to the economic future of downtown Port Angeles” and a “resource for the entire Olympic Peninsula.”

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A FOOTBALL DYNASTY: In a year in which the Seattle Seahawks gave the region its first NFL championship in the Super Bowl, another football team enjoyed its third championship in four years. The Neah Bay High School Red Devils defeated Liberty Christian 56-38 at the Tacoma Dome on Dec. 6. How do they do it? Credit the closeness of the Neah Bay community. “People. It’s all about the people. Look at our fan base,” head coach Tony McCaulley says.

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MOVING BEYOND THE DOG DAYS OF FORKS: In a community saga that stretched across the nation — and especially to the Arizona desert — a private sanctuary for dogs in a building on Russell Road in Forks became a flashpoint for animal advocates. Steve Markwell’s nowdefunct Olympic Animal Sanctuary began housing dangerous dogs in 2006, received national attention when former volunteers alleged that conditions inside the pink warehouse had deteriorated. Protesters converged on the city in fall 2013 and received extensive news coverage in Seattle.

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Clallam CONTINUED Markwell left Forks with more than 124 of the dogs in a semitrailer a year ago Markwell and turned them over to the New York state-based Guardians of Rescue in Golden Valley, Ariz. Markwell returned to Forks in February and moved back to the warehouse, saying he kept

some dogs as pets but not saying how many. Meanwhile, Forks City Hall, which took heat from the activists for allegedly doing little to address the sanctuary’s conditions in 2013, passed a beefed-up animal control ordinance in November. Beginning today, Jan. 1, anyone who lives in Forks who has more than 11 pets must pay a special license fee.

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when it didn’t renew conductor Adam Stern’s contract after nine years. “We want to make this a better symphony for the community as a whole,” longtime board member Chuck Whitney said of the 82-year-old orchestra, whose 55 musicians come from Port Townsend, Sequim, Port Angeles and Forks. Stern, a music director who lives in Seattle, conducts the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra and teaches at the Cornish College of the Arts, was commuting to Port Angeles, instead of living on the Peninsula, which

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apparently concerned the board. “The decision to leave [the symphony] was, emphatically, not mine,” Stern said. A search is under way for a new music director. As 2015 unfolds, four of the eight applicants have led the orchestra in concerts. Four more will appear as guest conductors before the symphony board’s search committee chooses a permanent leader next May or June.

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TOUGH RACE FOR COUNTY SHERIFF: The partisan race for Jefferson County sheriff became one of the most contentious in the county’s election history. Incumbent Sheriff Tony Hernandez surprised the Democratic Party when he chose not to seek re-election, prompting Wendy Davis, Dave Stanko and Ken Przygocki to enter the primary. Two Democrats entered the “top two” primary, Davis and Stanko. Przygocki listed himself as independent. The county Democratic Party committee endorsed Davis. Stanko, who expected that endorsement, suspended his primary campaign. Negative information about Davis and Przygocki emerged, prompting Stanko’s re-entry and Przygocki’s defeat in the August primary. Stanko, a retired police lieutenant from Southern California, narrowly defeated Davis, 50.91 percent to 49.09 percent, in the November election, and he was sworn in to finish Hernandez’s unexpired term. One of his first acts as

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Dave Stanko, right, and a primary opponent, Ken Przygocki, share a laugh on election night Nov. 4. Stanko defeated Wendy Davis for sheriff. sheriff was to get rid of a Hummer in the sheriff’s inventory that “portrayed the wrong image” for the county. In other November election results, Democrat Kathleen Kler won the vacant county commissioner seat of the retiring John Austin by a 57 percent to 43 percent margin over independent Daniel Toepper. In a contentious prosecuting attorney race, Michael Haas defeated incumbent Scott Rosekrans in a landslide, 62 percent to 38 percent.

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Jefferson County’s second store followed in Port Hadlock. By year’s end, both stores’ supply met the demand. The production and proA RETAIL BREAK- cessing path wasn’t so smooth. THROUGH: About Jefferson County offi20 months after voters statewide approved the cials initially decided to recreational use and grow- treat pot like any other ing of marijuana, the North agricultural product. This met with opposiOlympic Peninsula’s first tion from farmers and citiretail store opened in a zens who were concerned converted Discovery Bay about the effects of drug espresso stand. production in residential But it was two months neighborhoods. before it could stay open on a regular basis. PLEASE TURN TO NEXT PAGE

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Rose Ann Carroll narrowly defeated Judy Maves-Klatt for the county auditor seat vacated by Donna Eldridge. The margin: 50.58 percent to 49.42 percent. And District Court Judge Jill Landes easily won re-election over challenger Cheryl Potebnya, 55 percent to 45 percent.

victed in November for a second time for the 2009 double murder of Pat and Janice Yarr Pierce in their Quilcene farmhouse. After a 2010 conviction in Port Townsend was reversed in 2012, two mistrials occurred — one in Jefferson County because a juror became a witness and the other, in March after a venue change, because Kitsap County jailers neglected to provide Pierce with his prescribed medication. The jury in Port Orchard handed down its conviction in November followed by a 117-year sentence handed down by Kitsap Superior Court Judge Sally Olsen — nearly the same conviction as the first four years earlier. After spending more than 18 months in Jefferson County jail, Pierce was moved to a Department of Corrections prison in Shelton. He is expected to appeal the sentence. And Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney Scott Rosekrans, who success-


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Jefferson CONTINUED County government imposed a six-month moratorium on new businesses to study the process, which will expire in February.

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FORT WORDEN RECYCLED: Local governments create special-purpose, quasimunicipal corporations known as public development authorities to improve specific areas and boost the local economy. Such is the case when a Port Townsend public development agency took over management of the campus portion of Fort Worden State Park from the state in May. The intention: to turn the campus into a major arts and cultural center, expanding the role that such organizations as Centrum, Peninsula College and the Port Townsend

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Marine Science Center have conducted for years. Right away, the authority began to modernize and update the reservation center and brought food service in-house. It also began actively seeking new tenants and partners to occupy the former Army fort and state juvenile detention center. At year’s end, the Fort Worden Lifelong Learning Center Public Development Authority had committed funds to the renovation of stately Building 202, the onetime barracks that will CHARLIE BERMANT/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS house Peninsula College, A Dixieland ensemble provides music during an open house in May to and made plans to offer a celebrate the partnership that gave Fort Worden campus operations to a broad range of concerts Port Townsend-based public development authority. and activities in 2015.

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RECYCLING, CONTINUED: The former Mountain View Elementary School in Port Townsend continued on a path to becoming a community center that houses a variety of government agencies and nonprofits.

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food bank, noncommercial radio station KPTZ-FM, the Red Cross, the YMCA and other agencies. The city also continued to manage the municipal pool, which was built into the old elementary school, and used the building as a

temporary home for the city library. The pool was closed several times during the year due to the failure of obsolete equipment. As the new year begins, it’s still closed due to an old pump that failed during

the replacement of even older boilers. In an effort to pay for all these repairs, City Hall announced a $3.6 million bond issue that will go before Port Townsend voters in February.

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A TEST OF FREE SPEECH: A man who displayed a series of signs in a downtown Port Townsend park ran afoul of a new city ordinance that sought to limit the size of the display. Erok “Arhata Osho” Olson maintained that such rules restricted his constitutionally protected right of free speech; the city argued that one person’s speech shouldn’t interfere with that of another. Jefferson County District Court Judge Jill Landes ruled that the city law was constitutional and that Olson was guilty of violating the ordinance. PLEASE

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Jefferson CONTINUED But she deferred the sentence to allow time for an appeal. At year’s end, Olson was back in place at Pope Marine Park, and his signs seemed to be obeying the city’s imposed limits.

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BEGINNING A NEW TRADITION: Port Townsend High School’s use of the Redskins mascot coming to a head was one of the most emotional community controversies ever, dating back generations.

The Port Townsend School District, perhaps prompted by a national discussion soaring around the NFL Washington Redskins, decided that the term is offensive to Native Americans and cast the school and community in a bad light. After a three-month process, Port Townsend High students rebranded themselves as Redhawks, and the new mascot debuted in the fall semester. The changeover was smooth: The rechristened Redhawks football team was only one game short of the state finals — closer to the championship than it’s been in many years.

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A NEW CHAPTER FOR THE CITY LIBRARY: After being housed in the Mountain View Commons basement for more than two years, the city’s Port Townsend Library moved into its renovated Carnegie location at 1220 Lawrence St. in August. A hoped-for bond issue that would have built an annex failed in 2013, so the renovation was less grandiose than the library wanted. But the new space was immediately successful and was embraced by the community. Most significantly, a large space on the second floor was turned into a flexible activity center.

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A new library director was selected in December to fill a post vacant for more than a year. Melody Sky Eisler starts in February.

D.C., they met with several agencies, senators and representatives as well as visiting the White House for a discussion with presidential policy advisers. THE PAPER In December, the ChimaSTUDENTS ON cum High School Marching CHASE: Port THE ROAD: Townsend Paper Band traveled to Pearl HarHigh school stuCorp., the county’s largest bor, Hawaii, marching in a dents in Jefferson County private employer, abanparade that recognized the notably redefined the notion doned in April its proposal 73rd anniversary of the to install a biomass genera- of “field trip,” taking two Japanese attack that historical and significant tor to create electricity by brought the United States journeys in 2014. burning wood waste. into World War II. In March, a handful of The move had come Several of the band Port Townsend High School under heavy citizen protest members said they would seniors rode a train across and court action over air remember the experience quality issues, but was mov- the nation, distributing for the rest of their lives. information about global ing ahead until the com________ warming and gathering pany decided that market petitions for congressional conditions did not justify This list was ranked and comconstruction of the $54 mil- legislators. piled by the Peninsula Daily News’ While in Washington, editors and news staff. lion upgrade.

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Top 10 Washington state stories of 2014 1 NATURE’S DEADLY WAYS: The wall of earth and mud that crashed through homes and structures in Snohomish County hamlet of Oso in March killed 43 people, making it one of the worst natural disasters in Washington history. A large rescue and recovery effort stretched over weeks and involved heavy equipment, trained search crews and local residents using chain saws pick to through the debris.

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FEAR ON A HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS: A popular student at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville opened fire in the cafeteria in October, fatally wounding four classmates. The shooter, freshman homecoming prince Jaylen Fryberg, died of a selfinflicted wound.

Gun-rights advocates protest Initiative 594’s passage during an “I Will Not Comply” rally on the Capitol Campus in Olympia on Dec. 13. The Carlton Complex fire — the state’s largest ever — burned more than 250,000 acres and hit the small community of Pateros in Okanogan County particularly hard.

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WASHINGTON GOES TO POT: SUPER-LEGION Almost two years OF BOOM: The Seat- after voters made the rectle Seahawks won reational use and sale of Super Bowl XLVIII in Feb- marijuana legal, Washingruary, defeating the Denver ton’s first licensed pot Broncos 43-8. shops opened for business The decisive win capped in July. a season in which the NFL The marijuana stores team posted a 13-3 record ran short on product – and in the regular season. some couldn’t even open The Super Bowl tribecause they had no pot to umph delivered a major sell. men’s professional sports By late December, the championship to the Emer- state had taken in more ald City for the first time than $14 million in taxes since the now-departed on legal marijuana. Seattle SuperSonics won the NBA crown in 1979. GUN BACKAn estimated 425,000 GROUND cheering people lined CHECKS: Voters downtown Seattle streets statewide in November in 22-degree weather as approved Initiative 594, the triumphant Seahawks paraded from Seattle Cen- which requires background checks on all gun sales and ter to their CenturyLink transfers. Field home. Big-name supporters of I-594 included Microsoft coNATURE’S founders Bill Gates and DEADLY WAYS, PART 2: Large blazes Paul Allen as proponents of the ballot measure raised tore through rural northcentral Washington in July, more than $10 million during the election cycle. destroying about 300 Nearly 60 percent of homes.

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SHOWDOWN OVER EDUCATION FUNDING: The state Supreme Court held the Legislature in contempt over lack of education funding in a case that has its roots on the North Olympic Peninsula. Justices in September said lawmakers were in contempt for failing to make progress on fixing the way Washington pays for K-12 education. However the high court gave the Legislature until the end of the 2015 session to come up with a multibillion-dollar fix for the problem. The warning stems a 2012 Supreme Court ruling, McCleary v. State, that said the Legislature had not lived up to its constitutional obligation requiring “ample provision for the education of all children in Washington.” PLEASE

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State CONTINUED A lead plaintiff in the suit is Stephanie McCleary, an administrative secretary for Chimacum School District Superintendent Rich Stewart. She is a native of Sequim. 8 MEDICINE IN EASTERN WASHINGTON: Washington State University regents in September voted to build a medical school in Spokane, saying that not enough doctors are being produced to serve rural areas. The University of Washington in Seattle — currently home to the state’s only public medical school — said it would pursue its own plan to expand medical education.

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ier, six people were killed in a fall in May. The six — four climbers and two guides — were all experienced mountaineers. The May accident on Liberty Ridge is the deadliest on Rainier since 1981, when an avalanche killed 11 people on a different part of the mountain. That remains the worst mountaineering accident in U.S. history. 10 BERTHA STILL A NO-GO: Bertha, the stateof-the art machine that is supposed to drill a tunnel beneath downtown Seattle to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct, had a very idle year. Stuck since December 2013, crews have been trying to dig an access pit to reach and repair Bertha. The $2 billion tunnel project is falling behind schedule and will likely be a key issue in 2015 Seattle elections.

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THE MYSTERY OF FLIGHT 370: En route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared on March 8 with 239 people on board. In the weeks that followed, aircraft, ships and searchers from two-dozen countries mobilized to look in vain for the wreckage on the Indian Ocean floor. To date, there’s no consensus as to why the plane vanished. PLEASE

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION: Frustrated by an impasse in Congress, President Obama took executive actions in November to curb deportations for many immigrants residing in the U.S. illegally. Republican leaders in the House and Senate pledged efforts to block the president’s moves. Prospects for reform legislation were dimmed earlier in the year by the influx of unaccompanied Central American children arriving at the U.S. border, causing shelter overloads and case backlogs.

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revolt that toppled President Viktor Yanukovych in February triggered a chain of events that continued to roil Ukraine as the year drew to a close. Russia, worried that Ukraine would tilt increasingly toward the West, annexed the Crimean peninsula in March and backed an armed separatist insurgency in coal-rich eastern regions of Ukraine. The U.S. and its allies responded with sanctions against Russia.

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Passings CONTINUED ■ Dick Smith, 92. Oscar-winning “Godfather of Makeup” who amused, fascinated and terrified moviegoers by devising unforgettable transformations for Marlon Brando in “The Godfather” and Linda Blair in “The Exorcist,” among many others. July 30.

AUGUST ■ James Brady, 73. Affable, witty press secretary who survived a devastating head wound in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, then undertook a personal crusade for gun control. Aug. 4. ■ Robin Williams, 63. Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades. Aug. 11. Apparent suicide. ■ Lauren Bacall, 89. Slinky, sultry-voiced actress who created on-screen magic with Humphrey Bogart in “To Have and Have Not” and “The Big Sleep” and offscreen magic in one of Hollywood’s most storied marriages. Aug. 12.

■ Jay Adams, 53. Colorful rebel who helped transform skateboarding from a simple street pastime into one of the world’s most Williams spectacular sports. Aug. 14. Heart attack. ■ Richard Attenborough, 90. Actor and Oscar-winning director whose film career on both sides of the camera spanned 60 years. Aug. 24.

SEPTEMBER ■ Andrew Madoff, 48. Bernard Madoff’s last surviving son, he turned his father in and insisted he had been duped into believing history’s most notorious Ponzi king was an honest financier. Sept. 3. Cancer. ■ Joan Rivers, 81. Raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities. Sept. 4. Fatal complication during a medical procedure. ■ S. Truett Cathy, 93. Billionaire founder of the privately held Chick-fil-A restaurant chain.

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Sept. 8. ■ The Rev. Ian Paisley, 88. Protestant firebrand who devoted his life to thwarting compromise with Catholics in Northern Rivers Ireland only to become a peacemaker in his twilight years. Sept. 12. ■ Deborah Mitford, 94. Dowager duchess of Devonshire and the last of the witty, unconventional Mitford sisters. Sept. 24. ■ James Traficant, 73. Colorful Ohio politician whose conviction for taking bribes and kickbacks made him only the second person to be expelled from Congress since the Civil War. Sept. 27.

OCTOBER ■ Jean-Claude Duvalier, 63. He presided over what was widely acknowledged as a corrupt, brutal regime as the self-proclaimed “president for life” of Haiti until an uprising sent him into a 25-year exile. Oct. 4. Heart attack. ■ Oscar de la Renta, 82. Worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites, first ladies and Hollywood stars for more than four decades. Oct. 20.

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■ Gough Whitlam, 98. Flamboyant Australian prime minister and controversial social reformer whose grip on power was cut De la Renta short by a bitter constitutional crisis. Oct. 21. ■ Ben Bradlee, 93. Hardcharging editor who guided The Washington Post through its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Watergate scandal and invigorated its newsroom for more than two decades. Oct. 21. ■ Jack Bruce, 71. British musician best known as the bass player and vocalist of the power blues trio Cream. Oct. 25. ■ Thomas Menino, 71. Boston’s longest-serving mayor whose mumbling and occasional bumbling belied his political ingenuity and endeared him to a city whose skyline he helped reshape. Oct. 30.

■ S. Donald Stookey, 99. He was the scientist who forever changed cooking with the invention of CorningWare, Barry a versatile glass found in millions of American kitchens. Nov. 4. ■ Mike Nichols, 83. Director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, TV and stage hits as “The Graduate,” ‘‘Angels in America” and “Monty Python’s Spamalot.” Nov. 19. ■ Marion Barry, 78. Former District of Columbia mayor whose four terms were overshadowed by his 1990 arrest after being caught on videotape smoking crack cocaine. Nov. 23. ■ Sabah, 87. Lebanese singer and actress who was an icon of Arab music. Nov. 26.

NOVEMBER ■ Tom Magliozzi, 77. He was one half of the brother duo who hosted National Public Radio’s “Car Talk,” where they bantered with callers and commiserated over their car problems. Nov. 3.

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