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Failed pipe fix will cost Brookings $500K By Arwyn Rice Pilot staff writer Emergency repairs and replacement of the failed Macklyn Creek culvert beneath the Brookings City Hall parking lot will cost the city more than $500,000, City Manager Gary Milliman said Tuesday. Replacement of the 30-inch concrete culvert, which collapsed on Nov. 7 and resulted in a large sinkhole,
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Correction The Nov. 12 story “Brookings residents mark Veterans Day” incorrectly identified Pastor Ron Robertson of Bethel Baptist Church, who was pictured presenting the opening prayer. The Pilot regrets the error.
will cost the the city $470,000. In addition, the city is being charged $2,400 per day for a giant vacuum used to remove debris from the larger pipe downstream, Milliman said. The city has not yet estimated overtime hours city workers put in while trying to stop the sinkhole from swallowing parts of city hall, nor the cost of equipment used during those hectic first hours.
The council will hold an emergency meeting at noon today (Nov. 17) to review estimates and vote to put the work out to bid. The city engineer’s design to replace 540 feet of old culvert is expected to take two or three weeks. Once the design is ready, the bidding process is expected to last an additional two to three weeks. Actual construction is likely to begin in mid-December or early January, Milliman
said. Construction of the new culvert will take 60-90 days, according to a city report. Temporary repairs to the existing culvert will be buried, and the new 48-inch replacement will be constructed above it, Milliman said. The new design will meet 2007 standards for withstanding a 25-year storm event. See Repair, Page 2A
Brookings’ Specht gets five years for meth, ID theft
Preparing for crab
By Valliant Corley Pilot staff writer GOLD BEACH — Preliminary survey work, road design and contract preparation are complete for a $5.6 million reconstruction project on Agness Road for next year, and a paving project in 2012, an official of the Rogue-River Siskiyou National Forest said Tuesday. Additional survey work of the various major repair sites is starting and will continue through Jan. 1, spokeswoman Virginia Gibbons said. The construction work on Agness Road (County Road 595) is to start in May, with the majority of it completed by November 2011. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced in summer 2009 that the Agness Road Reconstruction Project and the Upper Chetco River Bridge Abutment Replacement Project ($1.1 million) were funded under the Recovery Act for road maintenance, road decommissioning and associated water restoration projects. The repairs to be made between milepost 9.6 and milepost 31.2 include culvert installations, down-drain and spillway assemblies, digging out trenches and excavation, stabilization and bridge rail modifications. In 2012, as part of the federal stimulus project, a chipseal road surface treatment will be completed along 21.7 miles of Agness Road, Gibbons said. Other projects in the area include repair work of the Illinois River bridge, the Rogue River bridge and the Upper Chetco River bridge. The Illinois River Bridge has been painted and some retrofitting and rail replacement has begun, Gibbons said. The Illinois and Rogue River bridges have some of the curb work completed and rail replacement has begun, with completion expected in mid-January. Onsite work of the Upper Chetco River Bridge is scheduled to begin in March, she said.
By Valliant Corley Pilot staff writer
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Spence Moore, skipper of the Jenny Lynn crab boat, prepares crab pots for the season. By Arwyn Rice Pilot staff writer As the 2010-11 Dungeness crab season approaches, Port of Brookings Harbor fishermen are nearly finished with the task of preparing. Thousands of crab pots are stacked at the port, ready to go as soon as
state and federal agencies give the goahead. Price negotiations will be held Thursday and Friday in Newport. At this point, Oregon crab are looking good for a Dec. 1 start, Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission assistant administrator Hugh Link said Thursday. With the tons of fishing equipment
laying out at the port, visitors are asked to leave nets and other fishing gear alone. Fishing gear is often left out to dry, or for repairs. It is not abandoned, fishermen said. A net or pot taken to become a lawn ornament can cost a fisherman hundreds or thousands of dollars.
Quality care, love benefits those with dementia By Evelyn Cook Pilot staff writer Forgetting where you put your car keys is not a sign of Alzheimer’s disease. Forgetting you own a car may well be. Over five million Americans have Alzheimer’s, and millions more have been diagnosed with other types of dementia. As the boomer generation ages, those numbers are expected to rise dramatically. There’s no cure for Alzheimer’s. It’s always fatal, and most of those who contract the disease succumb to it, on average, eight years after symptoms begin to appear. “But the quality of care and love provided by caregivers can extend the lifespan and greatly improve the quality of life,” said Dana Maciel, a registered nurse and wellness director at Ocean
GOLD BEACH — A 23-year-old Brookings man — found with methamphetamine, a loaded gun, stolen credit cards and stolen mail when stopped by a state trooper Jan. 2 — was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday. Steven John Specht was convicted Nov. 2 of commercial delivery of methamphetamine, possessing a firearm as a felon and three counts of identity theft. Thirty-nine other charges were dismissed in a plea bargain. They included 33 more counts of identity theft, two of second-degree theft, possession of meth, two of credit card theft, and failure to appear. “Trooper Byron Spini was traveling on Highway 101 south and spotted a red Volkswagen Jetta at the Shell station and recognized John Specht in the driver’s seat,” Deputy District Attorney Bob Meyer said in court. He said Spini knew that Specht had a suspended drivers license. The trooper began following the car, which attempted to elude him, and Spini lost track of it. When he saw it again, the passenger was driving the car, Meyer said. Spini stopped the car. “During a search of the car, he found a clear plastic bag with a substance identified as methamphetamine, a revolver in a black holster and digital scales,” Meyer said. “The revolver was loaded with four bullets.” Meyer said there were also several credit cards belonging to other people. In the trunk of the car, officers found a purse with a wallet showing a drivers license that belonged to someone else, a large quantity of mail belonging to other people, stolen antique coins and check blanks. See Specht, Page 2A
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Nurse Dana Maciel joins Ocean Park residents in fitness class. Park, a residential care facility in Brookings for persons with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. “People are like flowers,” Ma-
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Dementia: Candle lighting memorializes those who’ve died Maciel proved her point by inviting a Pilot reporter on a tour of Ocean Park in honor of November being National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. First stop was the daily fitness class. Some of the residents sat in their chairs without participating, but
most seemed to be enjoying themselves as they exercised to music with smiles on their faces. “It’s true there’s no cure yet, and all dementias are progressive fatal diseases, but we have residents who’ve lived in this facility for the full eleven years we’ve been open,” Maciel
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Warning signs of Alzheimer’s Disease
•Problems with memory and planning that disrupt daily life. •Difficulty concentrating, solving problems, working with numbers. •Trouble with completing familiar tasks. •Confusion about time, locations, dates, seasons. •Difficulty understanding visual images and spatial relationships. •New problems with words in speaking and writing. •Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps. •Decreased or poor judgment, inattensymptoms for about six to 12 months, on average, for about half the individuals who take them, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. About 90 experimental therapies aimed at slowing or stopping the progression of Alzheimer’s are currently in clinical testing in human volunteers, according to the Alzheimer’s Association website: www.alz.org. “Despite the lack of treatment or cure, active medical management of Alzheimer’s and other dementias can significantly improve quality of life through all stages of the disease,” the Alzheimer’s Association website states. “This is my passion, at the end of my 30 years of nursing,” Maciel said. “I love what I do and I love our residents. So does the rest of the staff. We try to keep everyone happy as we strive for perfection in the care we
tion to grooming and cleanliness. •Withdrawal from normal work and recreational or social activities. •Changes in mood and personality. If you have questions about any of these warning signs, the Alzheimer’s Association recommends consulting a physician. Early diagnosis provides the best opportunities for treatment, support and future planning. ~~~ For more information, go to www.alz.org/10signs or call 877-IS-IT-ALZ (877-474-8259). The Alzheimer’s Association’s 24-hour helpline is: 800-272-3900.
give.” The cause or causes of Alzheimer’s and other dementias is not known, but the diseases probably develop as a result of multiple factors, according to the Alzheimer’s Association website. The greatest risk factor is advancing age, the website states, but Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging. Most people with Alzheimer’s are 65 or older, though younger individuals can develop the disease. Dementias, including Alzheimer’s, attack and destroy brain cells. As the diseases advance, they disrupt and/or eliminate a person’s ability to remember, think clearly, make plans, carry out simple tasks, eat without help, swallow, smile, walk, talk, control muscles and hold up the head. No drug or treatment has yet been found that will slow or
stop the death of brain cells. Alzheimer’s is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. It costs the country over $172 billion each year. About 11 million unpaid caregivers are impacted. One in eight Americans 65 and older (13 percent) have Alzheimer’s. Every 70 seconds, someone in the U.S. develops the disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. A growing body of evidence suggests that the health of the brain is closely linked to the overall health of the heart and blood vessels. Some studies suggest that a low-fat diet rich in fruits and vegetables may support brain health, as may regular exercise, a robust social network and a lifetime of intellectual curiosity and mental stimulation, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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“Video tapes from Fred Meyer showed him attempting to use some of the stolen cards,” Meyer said. Specht has been held in Curry County jail since early July after being arrested on a warrant for failing to appear for a court hearing on Jan. 26 after being indicted by a grand jury. Security was set at $200,000. Defense attorney John
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Spicer said that Specht went to see his sister, “who had bone marrow problems.” When he returned, he turned himself in. “He’s beginning to take on responsibility. He has one child, almost a year old, and another on the way,” Spicer said. Specht apologized to the court. “I made some mistakes. I accept full responsibility. I apologize to everyone I
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months are to be served consecutively. Restitution to the victims in all 43 counts is to be determined within 90 days. Specht is also to serve 36 months’ post-prison supervision on the meth conviction and 12 months’ supervision each on the other three felonies. He received 36 months’ probation on the gun charge. After reading letters presented by Spicer, Judge Margolis spoke to Specht. “Your letters and your statement indicate you are making changes in your life,” Margolis said. “You’re still going to have to pay the penalty.”
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hurt,” he said. “Since the time this happened, my sister has been diagnosed with leukemia,” he said. “Something changed in me while I was out there. I knew I had to come back, try to better myself and get back to my family as soon as possible.” Judge Jesse Margolis gave Specht the sentence that Specht, his attorney, and the district attorney had negotiated: Twenty-three months in prison for delivering meth, and 13 months each for the three identity theft convictions. Another month was added for the possession of a firearm. All but three
The broken culvert carries Macklyn Creek underground from city hall to Mill Pond, and must be replaced from the northeast corner of the city hall parking lot to Chase Bank, where it meets a larger, 48inch culvert. The city is still investigating the condition of a larger and newer section of culvert, which runs from Chase Bank to Mill Pond. The city’s large parking
lot will be closed during construction. Arrangements for parking and access to the water payment box and mail box in front of city hall have not yet been set, Milliman said. Possibilities include temporarily moving the water payment box to the alley behind city hall, relying on street parking, and designating city hall parking near Bankus Fountain, adjacent to Ray’s Food Place on Fifth Street.
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said. “And they’re still here.” Ocean Park recognized National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month with a commemorative candle lighting Sunday evening, Nov. 14. The ceremony memorialized those who’ve been lost to Alzheimer’s, and those who are living with it, Ocean Park administrator Rhonda Gardiner said. Twenty-five family members, friends and staff attended. Brookings Mayor Larry Anderson spoke about the impact of Alzheimer’s, and resident Barbara Eddy, a retired art teacher, presented a Quilt to Remember. Each Ocean Park resident made a square for the quilt, some on their own and some with assistance, Gardiner said. Of the various types of dementia, Alzheimer’s is the most common, but of the approximately 45 residents at Ocean Park, only 10 have Alzheimer’s while the rest have other types of dementia, Maciel said. “The way dementia presents itself is different in every single case — there’s no classic form or type — each one is unique,” she said. “That’s why we’re moving more and more towards the concept of memory care, in which the treatment varies for each individual. No one method or pill is going to fix everyone,” Maciel said. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved five drugs that temporarily slow worsening
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Brookings Airport Advisory Committee meets Nov. 30 The Brookings Airport Advisory Committee will meet 4 p.m, Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the Brookings Airport Terminal Building. The agenda includes a status update on airport improvement projects from County Commissioner George Rhodes.
Other matters may be discussed. The public is welcome to attend. For more information contact the Curry County Commissioners Office, 800-2431996 or 541-247-3296, or committee chairman Alan Nidiffer at 541-469-3113.
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Wave swamps boat: Crab fisherman drowns CRESCENT CITY – A boating accident near the Crescent City harbor left one man dead and another with hypothermia Saturday. James Gordon, 58, from Long Beach, was sport-crabbing with his friend Fred Thomas, 55, of Crescent City, when tragedy struck around 1 p.m. The two men were trying to retrieve a crab pot when their 18-foot fiberglass vessel drifted into a rock that they didn’t see, said Del Norte County sheriff’s Commander Bill Steven. “As water was receding from the wash rock, the vessel was drawn into the rock,” Steven said. “A wave crashed over the rock and swamped into the boat.”
As the boat began to sink, Thomas was able to put his life jacket on, but Gordon wasn’t. Commander Steven said Thomas tried to pull his friend to safety but was unable to. According to California law, only children under the age of 13 are required to wear a life jacket. However, a life jacket must be carried for each person on board. Thomas swam to the outer jetty of the harbor and began yelling at people aboard another boat inside the harbor for help — directing them to the submerged boat about 100 yards south of the inner jetty. Steven said the two men in the second boat were from Siskiyou County and were also sport-crabbing. They found Gordon near the partially sunken boat.
“He was face-down in the water about 15 feet away from the boat,” Steven said. The men pulled the unconscious Gordon into their boat. One man started CPR while the other navigated the boat back to the boat ramp. Gordon and Thomas were transported to Sutter Coast Hospital. Thomas was treated for hypothermia and released Sunday morning, Steven said. Gordon was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital. Steven said the unofficial cause of death is drowning. “The water temperature was about 55 degrees and (the water was) turbulent,” Steven said. “There was no criminal negligence, just a tragic accident.”
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Beaudry gets prison for multiple theft counts GOLD BEACH — A Curry County Circuit Court judge sentenced Logan James Beaudry to more than four years in prison on Monday following his conviction Nov. 3 on nine charges, including four counts of second-degree burglary. The jury also convicted Beaudry, 22, of unauthorized use of a vehicle, two counts of first-degree theft and two of second-degree theft. Beaudry was one of four Brookings men arrested and charged in a series of burglaries in the Brookings area in July. The jury found him guilty on each of the nine charges handed up by a Curry County grand jury on Aug. 26. Beaudry was convicted of breaking into a building on Gardner Ridge Road on July
21, one on Ranch Road the same day, one on Cornett Road and another on Martin Ranch Road on July 25. He was also convicted of taking a motorcycle owned by Mark Moore on July 21. The two first-degree theft convictions were for stealing the motorcycle and taking tools worth more than $1,000 belonging to Randi Lummis. Second-degree theft convictions came from taking tools worth less than $1,000 belonging to Wesley Will and tools worth less than $1,000 from Bob Langridge. “I just want to apologize to the people I hurt,” Beaudry said before sentencing. Judge Jesse Margolis sentenced Beaudry to a total of 52 months in prison and 90 days in jail. He is also required to pay $2,600, plus unitary assessments. Restitution is to be determined
within 90 days. A second defendant, Bo Oliver Walch, 19, Brookings, is scheduled to go on trial Dec. 8 on the same charges as Beaudry. Joseph Gilbert Gray, 20, Brookings, was convicted Sept. 30 of one count of second-degree theft and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. In a plea agreement, one count of second-degree burglary, one of first-degree theft and one of second-degree theft will be dismissed when he is sentenced, scheduled for Jan. 13. Gray admitted to breaking into a building on Gardner Ridge Road and to the theft of a motorcycle. Jeremy Irvin Ford, 23, has had charges dismissed, but Deputy District Attorney Bob Meyer said the investigation is continuing and those charges could be refiled. He
Projects: Goal is to improve water quality The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest was the original recipient of the economic stimulus funding for the project. Under an agreement with the Forest Service, the Western Federal Lands Highway Division of the Federal Highway Administration is the agency responsible for implementation and completion of the Agness Road Project. In August, the $5.5 million
reconstruction portion of the project was awarded to Laskey-Clifton Corp. of Reedsport. Agness Road connects Agness with Gold Beach on the southern Oregon coast and with the town of Powers to the north. The project location is approximately 27 miles northeast of Gold Beach and about four miles south of Agness. Rehabilitation of the Ag-
ness Road is designed to improve water quality and aquatic habitats by reducing erosion and run-off of sediments from the road into nearby streams, Gibbons said. When completed, the road project will also create a safer, year-round road for users, including daily commuters, school buses, emergency traffic, recreational users, commercial traffic and traffic to the local Post Office, she said.
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had been charged with one count of second-degree burglary, first-degree theft and unauthorized use of a vehicle. District Attorney Everett Dial said in court, when they were first arraigned, that all four live in the neighborhood near the burglaries. Beaudry’s attorney, Jim Gardner, had asked for a separate trial for his client “because the other defendants have made statements about his behavior.” Walch’s attorney, Mark Hendershott, also said his client shouldn’t be tried with the others. “There were statements made by all four that can’t be adequately redacted,” Hendershott said. Sheriff John Bishop said a Curry County deputy and a Brookings Police sergeant made the arrests.
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alk the beach from Pistol River, south towards the Craggy Rocks of Crook Point. While we enjoy the beach we will examine the dune influenced ecosystem and see the new growth from the July 20th fire along the Highway.
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OPINION Editorial Plenty of police? Think again
My View DICK KEUSINK
Law enforcement officers from three different agencies descended on a stolen vehicle in the heart of downtown Brookings last week, arresting the two occupants on multiple charges. The heavy-handed response perpetuates the perception among many residents that there are plenty of law enforcement officers on duty, ready to jump into action at a moment’s notice, thus negating the need for more public funding. There may be some truth behind the perception — as it applies to day-time incidents. However, overnight reports on the police scanner, and in the Pilot’s police and sheriff logs, tell another story. We checked with the agencies — Oregon State Police, Brookings Police Department and Curry County Sheriff’s Department — and confirmed that only Brookings Police has an officer on duty 24 hours a day. The only officer on duty in all of Curry County between 3 and 7 a.m. is a Brookings officer. Officers from other agencies are on call, but the response time is likely to be much longer given they have to get dressed and drive from their residence to the scene of an incident. It’s not unusual for an on-duty sheriff deputy or OSP officer to take more than 40 minutes to get from Port Orford to an incident in Harbor. The reason for the short staffing at night? Money. The Oregon State Police and the Sheriff’s Department endeavor to have at least one patrol officer on duty 20 hours a day, but there’s no guarantee due to training requirements, vacations and restrictions on overtime. The bottom line: Law enforcement response at night outside Brookings city limits is hit or miss. Furthermore, paramedics with Cal-Ore Life Flight are no longer responding to calls of an injured person in certain instances until an officer arrives and secures the scene. This is the reality of what is really happening out there — and it’s likely to get worse. Seeing a multi-agency response to an incident at night is no longer the norm — it is the exception. Question is, what are we going to do about it?
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Editor: Who stole Ms. Odell’s favorite sign? Let’s put on our gumshoes and figure it out. Ms. Odell angrily, yet open-mindedly, accused anyone who isn’t a Democrat. So let’s look at this scenario. Our area is over 60 percent retired senior citizens. This holds true for the accused — the tea partiers. To steal this sign it would take no less than three senior citizens (the duffer squad): two guys to carry and hold the ladder up and one guy who hasn’t had knee surgery yet, to climb the ladder with a screwdriver. This is done after dark in the rain, but before 8 p.m. That’s when all the good TV comes on. Picture this: the duffer squad — Bill, Joe, and Mac — the names have been changed to protect the guilty. Two old men holding an extension ladder in the headlights of a Toyota pick-up and the third man up the ladder with the screwdriver. “Hurry up, Joe. We’re on a major highway, ya know. Ya done yet?” While running (running ?) back to the truck, Joe yells, “Bill, open the camper. Mac, put the ladder in, and don’t put it on my fishing pole. Hurry up before my wife wakes up — and we’re missing Law and Order.” Ms. O’Dell, was it the duffer squad? Or some teenage prank like the 99 out of 100 ODOT signs stolen in Oregon? Lets vote on it. The duffer squad or a teenage prank? To be continued... Naoma Fick Harbor
Free class teaches healthy living
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Editor: A free, six-week workshop, “Living Well with Chronic Conditions,” begins Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 2 to 4:30 p.m., at Sea View Senior Living, 98059 Gerlach Way, in Brookings. Each participant will receive a free book “Living a
Meetings Wednesday, Nov. 17 •Brookings Site Planning Committee, 10 a.m., Brookings City Hall council chambers, 898 Elk Drive, Brookings. •Brookings City Council, special meeting, noon, Brookings City Hall council chambers, 898 Elk Drive, Brookings. •Curry Health District Board of Directors, 3:30 p.m., Shore Pines Assisted Living activity room, 94220 Fourth St., Gold Beach. •Curry Health District Board of Directors, 2:30 p.m., 94220 Fourth St., Gold Beach. Thursday, Nov. 18 •Brookings Public Arts Committee, noon, Brookings City Hall council chambers, 898 Elk Drive, Brookings. •Port of Gold Beach Board of Commissioners, 7 p.m., 405 Harbor Way, Gold Beach. Monday, Nov. 22 •Southwestern Oregon Community College board of education, 5 p.m., Tioga Hall, room 505,
Healthy Life” to accompany the course. “Living Well with Chronic Conditions” is a researchbased series from Stanford University to empower people to better manage their health conditions and improve their outlook on life. Trained volunteer leaders will facilitate six weekly sessions about “how to manage symptoms, feel in control and problem-solve ways you can get the life back in your life.” These fun and interactive classes will offer social support, networking and useful tips to help cope with the unique stresses of the holiday season. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. For more information and to sign up, please contact coordinator Debbie Webb at 541-756-2020 ext. 568. Liz Cohen and Joyce Mathis Volunteers for Living Well, Brookings
Navy ‘blows off’ citizens’ concerns
Editor: Public comment on the final Environmental Impact Statement for the Navy’s proposed Northwest Training Range Complex, which basically proposes to expand Navy training to include the entire Oregon and Washington coasts, and the California coast to Mendocino, is now closed. The NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) permit to “take” 11.7 million marine mammals, including 32 different species, over the course of the five year plan, is still pending. Numerous county, state, federal, and tribal governments, the public and nonprofit groups commented on the plan outlining very real potential economic and environmental impacts to our coastlines, and have had their concerns and reliable science blown off by the U.S. Navy. There are no excluded areas for fishing, protection of breeding grounds with seasonal closures, or for marine reserves. A large “restricted area” is noted on the map offshore of Brookings. The Navy plans to use laser, acoustic and depleted uranium weapons, missiles, and minefields in our coastal waters. The worst part is that the Navy has quietly submitted
similar expansion plans for its “training” in Southern California, Texas, Florida and Hawaii, over the past two years. The public and our elected representatives need to demand congressional hearings on exactly why the Navy needs this huge expansion in activities creating a virtual military occupation of U.S. coastlines. Something beyond “training” is up here folks — please call or write Rep. DeFazio and Sen. Merkley and request congressional hearings and extended comment periods. For information see: www.nwtrangecomplexeis.co m/Documents.aspx. Destroying our coastlines, air, water, marine life and beaches for five years of war games will not improve our national security. Melinda McComb Brookings
Brookings: a great place to live
Editor: You have to live in Brookings to appreciate what a great little town this is. Our merchants are always there to help. On Saturday Oct. 30, the Brookings Elks Lodge 1934 had its annual Children’s Party. Approximately 200 children attended along with their parents. Games were played, prizes of Halloween toys were given out, bags of candy, popcorn, cookies and punch were served and special Halloween baskets were given to the seven lucky costume winners. The Emblem Club also gave out information on drug awareness. A special thanks to the following merchants — without their wonderful support, we would not be able to put on this special event for our children: Azalea Lanes, Blockbuster Video, Chetco Federal Credit Union, Chetco Pharmacy, Dairy Queen, Fred Meyer, Figaro’s Pizza, Grocery Outlet, Harbor Jewelers, McDonald’s, Ray’s Food Place, Shop Smart, Dollar Tree, Umpqua Bank, Whales Tale Candy, Wild River Pizza, Zola’s Pizzeria. Garth Sovey Esteemed lecturing knight Elks Lodge Brookings
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If I told you about my latest shopping expeditions, there wouldn’t be much to tell. They’re very infrequent. My wife and our grown daughter, Ellen, go shopping more than I do, in town as well as out of The City (their term for Brookings). They like touring over the state line. I think those expeditions of theirs are generally on impulse — designed to get away from me as I plod around the house, wandering around in my old jeans and talking to our new dog, Bob. I have to admit that Bob and I sometimes get a little tired of throwing a tennis ball down the office steps: all the way from my computer desk at the top of the second floor, down the steps to the first floor, close to the hall wall. There, it bounces around a couple of times until it lands in the living room, pretty near the couch. Once in awhile, the ball gets stuck under the TV set. However, most of the time, Bob can dislodge it with his teeth and bring it to me . . . running swiftly up the steps. At one time, when I was a track “star” in high school, and was running the dashes, I owned a stop watch, which the track coach had given me for an outstanding performance in the 100yard dash. I was timed at 10.4, or some great, high-school prep time or other, which I’m sure will be remembered by Coach Jim Pursell at University High School in West Los Angeles. In 1940? Boy, that was ages ago. Anyway, I wish I had that watch, or at least could remember where I put it, so I could time the latest, greatest “track event” starring Bob, our dog: his trip up and down the stairs. When no one is watching and no one is aware, I can “twist” a tennis ball off my wrist so it slips away from the wall and almost bounces into the kitchen. Once, it landed in the hallway, next to an open closet door. The door got shut. We couldn’t find the ball no matter how hard we looked, and Bob and I thought it had mysteriously vanished. We (secretly) blamed Wife Polly, for its disappearance. We didn’t find it until a week later when I stumbled on it after I was ordered to sweep the front porch because guests were coming and Polly told me not to forget to use a broom. There it was: tucked in the corner of the closet behind an empty bucket. Outside, we do fairly well throwing the ball around the yard. We used to throw it in a straight line in a single direction. But my arm got too tired, too quickly. Now that I’ve wised up, I throw it either: 1. Down a hill. 2. Into a bunch of bushes. 3. Less often. Into the bushes is the best choice, because Bob usually can find something else to entertain himself for a few moments while I catch my breath. He sometimes spends quite awhile back there in the brush on exploring expeditions, or gets “lost” if you throw the ball far enough. Once, he found an old meat bone that Wife Polly had given him about a week before and brought it over to me to show off his prize. He’s a great dog. That’s My View. Dick Keusink was editor and publisher of The Pilot from September 1962 to July 1981. His views are his own. Readers may contact Keusink at 541-469-3267.
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Letters to the Editor
Epitome of what makes town great
Editor: We would like to take this opportunity to honor and thank some people that I think are the epitome of what makes this country and our little town great. Dale and Jackie Rettke and their staff at Mattie’s Pancake and Omelette have for years provided a free breakfast or lunch to any veteran who comes in their restaurant at Benham and Highway 101 on Veterans Day. The atmosphere is always fun and friendly and the food is always excellent.
Keep smoking those cigarettes, folks
Editor: Recently there was a proposal to put negative ads on TV about cigarettes. The labels include “these will kill you,” “cough ‘til you die,” etc. Smokers are being targeted. We have a choice in life to do what we want, and to ridicule the smokers is wrong. If this goes into effect, they should make it mandatory that all liquor sales have warnings on all bottles like “become an alcoholic,” or “need a disease, drink this.” More people become alcoholics, criminals, drunk drivers, abusive, etc. So, I say, keep smoking those cigarettes, folks. Jerry Hartzell Harbor
Ambassadors offer heartfelt thanks
Editor: On Nov. 12, the Curry County Habitat for Humanity hosted the Harlem Ambassadors professional show basketball team for a night of highflying slam dunks, hilarious comedy and feel-good family entertainment. The Harlem Ambassadors would like to extend a special thank you to event organizers Darlene Thomas and Joe Donahue who planned and promoted the game. The Habitat Hammers proved to be an energetic and enthusiastic challenging team and we thank all of the players for their good sportsmanship. The event would not have been possible without the support and generosity of local community sponsors, the Curry County Habitat for Humanity mem-
bers, and the event volunteers. The Harlem Ambassadors thank the community of Brookings for its warm hospitality and look forward to returning to Brookings in the future! Dale Moss President, Harlem Ambassadors Fort Collins, Colo.
Seeing through the ridiculous claims
Editor: Did you hear that President Obama’s trip to India cost $200 million per day, with 3,000 people traveling with him, 40 airplanes and 34 U.S. Navy war ships? It must be true because it was reported on Fox News, it’s all over the internet and Rush Limbaugh discussed it at length on his radio program. And, of course, it appeared in the Curry Coastal Pilot as a letter to the editor. Actually, it’s a flat-out lie, just like death panels, Democrats raising your taxes, Obama being born in Kenya and countless others. It comes from the well-organized rightwing lie machine whose only goal is to advance the interests of Republicans and their wealthy supporters. Truth is not required. This lie is so outrageous it’s amazing that anyone would fall for it. But people do. They swallow it with naive, childlike acceptance because it’s about President Obama. It has been thoroughly and repeatedly debunked in the mainstream press and by snopes.com, truthorfiction.com, and factcheck.org, just to name just a few. Those who champion common sense should apply it to this case. The war in Afghanistan involves 100,000 troops and thousands of vehicles, aircraft and ships, and “only” costs $190 million per day. To say that President Obama’s trip to India costs more than the Afghan war is
beyond ridiculous. But that applies to much of what appears on Fox News, Rush Limbaugh’s radio program and in the Pilot’s letters to the editor. Tomas Bozack Brookings
Free breakfast for veterans a success
Editor: We would like to thank the Brookings Elks Lodge 1934 and the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 757 and associates, and other volunteers for another successful “free breakfast for veterans” in honor of Veterans Day. This is the fourth year, and a total of 240 veterans and families were served on Sunday, Nov. 14. The money raised at this event will be distributed to veterans in need at various veterans homes and hospitals in Oregon. We would also like to thank Ray’s Food Place, Grocery Outlet and Fred Meyer for their generous food donations, which made this event possible. Thank you veterans! God Bless America — land of the free and home of the brave! Sam Vitale, president, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 757 Gary Downing, Past Exalted Ruler Elks Lodge 1934 Brookings
Can God approve something godless?
Editor: I take great umbrage with the term Godless Socialism used in the Nov. 13 Pilot editorial cartoon. Since when did God have anything to do with economic models? There are many aspects of our economy that are socialistic. Social Security, Medicare, the Post Office and the Coos Curry Electric Coop immediately come to mind.
We do have a mixed economy, as does every other country in the world, including Russia, China, Cuba, etc. And we had a mixed economy long before Barack Obama arrived on the scene. I invite all ideologically pure Capitalist seniors in Curry County to 1) refuse their Social Security checks, 2) refuse their Medicare coverage, 3) not use the Post Office and 4) turn off their power. After all, a mean-
ingful stand against Socialism must begin somewhere. It seems to me that Social Security and Medicare are programs that would have a loving God’s approval in that they have reduced poverty and suffering among our less well-todo seniors. I am left with a conundrum. How could God approve of something that is Godless? Robert M. Hintz Brookings
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JEF HATCH, SPORTS EDITOR – 541-469-3123 – JHATCH@CURRYPILOT.COM
Volleyball team gives awards at banquet By Jef Hatch Pilot staff writer Volleyball Head Coach Lori Cooper got one last chance to praise her players Monday night and was well prepared. “Our season was like a roller coaster,” she said. “Ups when we played well and downs when we didn’t.” She expressed her pride at being involved with girls that she had coached for a long time, and how big the shoes were that the JV players would need to fill. The Bruins ended the season with a 14-9 overall record and a fourth-place 5-5 Far West League record. Even though the team was fourth in league, they were still ranked the 10th strongest team in the state according to the OSAA rankings. Cooper highlighted the season with the team’s pinnacle achievements: winning the Arcata tournament for the second year in a row, and beating Del Norte High School twice. Varsity letters
Cooper awarded letters to 11 varsity players this year, including three first-year letters. Kayleen Wiley, Lakota Hatcher and Kelsa Northrup all received their varsity letters for their efforts as member of the varsity squad even thought they didn’t see much playing time. Others who lettered included:
Christy Reynolds who had an 80-percent hit efficiency, a 24-percent kill efficiency and an average of one kill per set. Whitney Floyd who was tied for fifth on the team in kills with 48. Kambri Coleman, who Cooper referred to as a very versatile player, was third in kills with 94, had a 27-percent kill efficiency and tied for third in aces. Coleman was awarded the team’s Most Inspirational Award. Danielle Ambrose led the team in hit percentage with 96 percent and was third in digs. Shawna Cooper, “a strong outside hitter,” said Coach Cooper, was second in kills, hit percentage, digs and passing. She had a 46-percent kill efficiency. Briana Gutierrez led the team in assists with 7.3 assists per set. She was also second in service percentage and service points while maintaining a 25percent kill efficiency. Gutierrez was honored with the coaches award during the awards ceremony. “Briana is on of the best setters in the league,” Cooper said. “Because of her we were able to run plays that we weren’t able to run before.” Felicia Gutierrez was a force that other teams refused to play to, according to Cooper. “No one would hit to her,” Cooper said, “because she would always dig their pass, serve and hit.” She was awarded the teams Best Defensive
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Getting scooped. It’s part of the news world. Typically a paper will get scooped by another paper. With only one other paper in competition, it’s not all that often that we get scooped at the Pilot. We usually scoop each other. Assignments are given, taken, missed, passed, slipped, dodged and generally fulfilled. Sometimes assignments overlap, or two people see something happening and cover it without knowing about the other’s coverage. In the case of our newsroom, I end up scooping others with my camera. I like to tackle different angles and sometimes those points of view tell the story in a different style than the original photo did. At times my image is complimentary to the story yet tells it differently. A great example is the city hall sink hole. Arwyn Rice went and got some great photos that nicely accompanied her story but she wasn’t allowed on the roof of city hall to shoot at an angle that would really make the photo pop. I knew that if I put a wideangle lens on my camera and put the camera on my monopod and held it up in the air, I would get the same angle — or close to it — that standing on the roof would provide. The result was that I scooped Arwyn, not because she didn’t do her job, but because I had a different solution to the same problem. Our Editor, Scott, is a great photographer and at times will hear something on the scanner or have some inside information that leads him to a great photo opportunity and he scoops me. As a lover of photography, there is nothing I hate — and love — more than being scooped when I could have gotten the shot. I hate it because I would have loved to be in position to get the shot and I didn’t. And, I love it because I rejoice anytime a fellow photographer captures a great image. I was taking photos at a recent Ducks game and during halftime all the photographers head into a tunnel to get their photos submitted for deadline. As I looked over the shoulder of some of my fellow professionals I was amazed at not only what I had that matched, but what I had missed. I got a great image of Darron Thomas’ helmet coming halfway off with his head twisted as the defender tackled via face mask. At least, I thought it was great until I saw the photos that the guy two yards closer to the event had taken. I was in the right spot. I was ready. I was focused. I got the shot. I got scooped. It happens. Being the only sports guy in the room, I don’t get scooped all that often on the sports side of things, but sometimes ... sometimes, I have an idea for a column that gets scooped. I was thinking that I’d write a Thanksgiving column and since I write Wednesday’s I would have a chance at being the first Pilot writer to do it. Those of you who read Scott’s column on Saturday know that I got scooped. It was a great column; I enjoyed it. I’ll write my Thanksgiving column next week and so I’m putting a call out this week for my reader’s favorite Thanksgiving memories as well as the things they are most thankful for. Send me an email at email@example.com and let me know what you’re grateful for and what your favorite memories are.
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Far West League All League award winners: Felicia Gutierrez, left, first team libero; Nicole Watterson, first team middle hitter; Shawna Cooper, honorable mention outside hitter; and Briana Gutierrez second team setter. Player award. Felicia averaged 3.4 digs per set, had an 87-percent passing accuracy, an 81-percent hitting efficiency and was tied for third in aces. Nicole Watterson also received her varsity letter and according to Cooper, was the top middle hitter in the league. She had a 94-percent hit efficiency, led the team with 253 kills while posting a 43-percent kill efficiency and was first in blocks. Watterson was awarded the team’s Most Valuable Player Award which is an honor that is voted on by the team. “It’s cool to see the time I’ve
put in has paid off,” Watterson said. “I’m glad they saw me as a good influence and choose me. It’s really cool.” Cooper also acknowledged the hard work of the team’s manager, Katie Gomez, who has been managing the team for the last three years. Far West League Honors
The Far West League honored four Bruins with AllLeague team selections. Shawna Cooper was elected to the All-League Team as an honorable-mention outside hitter. Briana Gutierrez was selected for the second team All-
League honors as a setter. First-team All League honors went to Felicia Gutierrez as libero and Nicole Watterson as a middle hitter. Watterson was pleased to be honored for her second year in a row as a first-team selection. “It was always a goal for me to be on first team,” she said. “It’s the highest honor you can get in our league and it was cool to be selected again this year.” Cooper was adamant in her advice to the JV squad that will be taking the place of the departing seniors. “You’ve got really big shoes to fill,” she said.
Bruin football holds celebration to honor team By Jef Hatch Pilot staff writer The Brookings-Harbor High School football team introduced three new awards at their year-end celebration — perpetual trophies for defensive player of the year, offensive player of the year and special teams player of the year. Head Coach Joe Morin began the event by thanking the parents for, “letting us be a part of the kids lives.” One of the tenents of philosophy espoused throughout the season by the coaches was reflected in the words of JV coach Ted Burdett. The team went from blaming each other for mistakes at the beginning of the year, he said, to recognizing that to succeed as a team they had to work as a team and not be selfish. Special teams Coach Bruce Wales had all of the players who participated on special teams stand up and said, “All these young men that are standing, are the reason that I enjoyed coaching special teams.” Wales awarded the Special Teams Player of the Year award to Chandler Gotfried,
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Jesse Ashley, left, Dustin Paradis and Chandler Gotfried stand behind their perpetual trophies. who was the place kicker for the team in addition to being a varsity soccer player. “He came to us,” Wales said. “He committed so much time and was always asking us when he could work with the team. He was a unanimous de-
Bowling News Jeremiah Quackenbush had a 712 series in the Men's Trio League to lead the men this week. Jeff Gerlach in the Thursday Mixed League had a 279 game for high game. Eunice Greene in the Azalea League had a 560 series to lead the women. Linda Johnson had a 234 game in the Wednesday Mixed League for high game. Azalea League — Team 1 (9-3), Innfield Restaurant (84). Eunice Greene (560) series, 190, 187. Men's Trio League — Bigger Balls (15-0), Kerr Ace Hardware (11-1), All Star Liquor (84). Jeremiah Quackenbush (712) 255, 210, 247; Robert Throop (646) 238, 236; Gary Kerr 207, 200; Kent Miller 220; Steve Kerr 203; Rex Stevens 201; Dustin Carpenter 215; Scott Sanders 212; Mike Owens 202; Steven Sanders (632) 237, 200; Jeff Gerlach 205; Mike Humphreys 224. Wednesday Mixed League — Brookside Florist (9-3), KLB Enterprizes and Bernie Bishop Mazda tied with (8-4), Should - Coulda (6-6). Men — Mike Cornelius (527) 198; John Reber (517) 196. Women — Linda Johnson
(520) 234; Glenda Weber (464); Mary Custis 180. Senior League — Team 2 (10-2), Spare O, Lucky Strikes, and Glad Hatters tied with (8-4), Fast Taco, Beauties & Beasts, and 3 Belles & A Ringer tied with (7-5). Men — Russ Greene (521) 191; John Reber (481) 192. Women — Eunice Greene (499) 184; Lori Cooley (458); Louise Stevens 181. Thursday Mixed League — Gut-ER-Done (8-3), Misfits and Dairy Queen tied with (8-4), Floors-n-More, Dresen Design, Team 7, Hargrove Construction, and DJR Matties tied with (7-5), Innfield Restaurant (7-1). Men — Jeff Gerlach (691) 279, 202, 200; Rich Flinn (668) 259, 212; Bill Schaefer 214; Shaun B arbic 230; Jake Campbell 202; Adam Taylor 225, 204; Dale Rettke 208; Steven Scruggs 208, 233; Randy Scruggs 212, 211; Dan Stinnett 203, 224; Rex Stevens (617) 211, 222. Wom en — Joni Fi nch (515); Elvira Stinnett (499) 193; Beth VanCleave 192.
One Last Point...
cision by the coaching staff.” Defensive Coordinator Lupe Florez presented the Defensive Player of the Year award to Jesse Ashley for his dedication to the team and his hard work. “He came off the field and
looked like he was crying, he was working so hard,” Florez said. “I wanted to pull him out and give him a rest, but he wouldn’t come off. I even pulled him off in the Mazama game and he found his way back into the game.” “I was surprised at the award,” Ashley said. “It’s nice to be recognized for the hard work that I’ve put in.” Morin awarded the Offensive Player of the Year award to Dustin Paradis who reminded Morin of those people who give it their all in their life; those people who put in the dedication needed to succeed in life. “It is something that I’m glad will still be around when I’m gone,” Paradis said. “Even if people don’t know who I am, I can still be remembered.” Members of the football team varsity squad who lettered include: Jesse Ashley, John Blozinsky, Eli Bruce, Derek Chavez, Tim Drafahl, Will Du Four, Tim Du Four, Brandon Foley, Geoff Gowman, Chandler Gottfried, Dylan Habiger, Jr Helme, Justin Holmes, Greg Karlquist, Tyler Lueckfeld, Jacob “Dubby” McKinney, Zac Olds, Josh Owens, Dustin Paradis,
Alex Pate, Justin Schultz, Brendan Speakman and Nick Wertz. Players had to play at least seven quarters of varsity football to be eligible for a varsity letter. Far West League honors
The Far West League coaches voted to honor eight Bruin players with selections to the Far West League All League teams. Paradis was the lone firstteam selection being selected on both the offensive and defensive sides of the line as running back and defensive back. Alex Pate was selected to both sides of the second-team as tight end and defensive lineman. Brandon Foley was also selected to the second team as a linebacker. Tim Du Four, Dylan Habiger and Jesse Ashley were all selected to the honorable mention offensive team as offensive linemen, and Tyler Lueckfeld was selected as a running back. Ashley also received an honorable mention defensive team selection as lineman while Justin Schultz received the nod as a defensive back.
Vest brings home the money By Charles Kocher Pilot staff writer The Curry Coastal Pilot’s Football Contest closed out its 10-week run with yet another hard week for predictions, and yet another tie-breaker decision. With upsets in both pro and college football, no one did better than 15 picks in the first 20 games — and many readers picked less than half. The seven readers with the best scores included Sue Mansur, Tom Owens, A.J. Perry, Blake Vaughn, Garrett Vest, Betty Waite and Tyler Wood. Four of those — Mansur, Owens, Vest and Waite — earned a free pick by knowing that the Pilot footballs in the final week were at the Pilot or Wild River Pizza. Among those four, only Vest predicted the outcome of the two tie-breaker games. That means he picks up the final $50 cash prize of the year in only his second time playing the contest. Garrett is a seventh-grade student who plays the saxophone in honors band. He doesn’t play organized football, but does play pick-up
Garrett Vest games with friends. In the runners-up stack for the final week, picking 16 of the first 20 games, were entries from John Hoven, Marg Mansur, Kip Freels, Joe
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Church donates stockings to Redshirts By Arwyn Rice Pilot staff writer Brookings-Harbor Redshirts received 56 holiday stockings from members of the Brookings Presbyterian Church last week. Church members decorated the stockings and stuffed them with gifts for injured troops. The Women’s Prayer Breakfast donated $100, and the Mission Committee provided $200 to pay for postage. The church also donated $500 to the St. Timothy’s Free Clinic. “We try to see our mission money goes back into the community,” church member Barbara Ratliff said. The stockings will be sent to two military hospitals in Afghanistan, Redshirts president Frank Muller said. “This Christmas we will send at least 150 packages to hospitals and individual soldiers,” Muller said. Many of the troops who receive Redshirts packages are from Oregon National Guard units.
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With the holiday season coming, a great family activity is to cut your own Christmas tree in the woods. A permit tag is required for the harvest of each individual tree. Christmas tree permits from the BLM Medford District, BLM Coos Bay Dist r i c t a n d R o g u e R i v e rSiskiyou National Forest go on sale at all office and vendor locations starting Wednesday, Nov. 24, the day before Thanksgiving. The permits sell for $5 per tree and are non-refundable. There is a limit of five tree permits per person. The permits cover a large area that includes the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest and the Coos Bay and Medford Districts of the BLM, where lands are open to personal- use tree harvesting. Maps with directions to cutting areas will be provided. The Christmas tree permit tag is validated after harvesting your tree by cutting out the date, month and year on the tag and se-
curely attaching it to the cut tree in a visible location before transporting it home. Christmas tree harvest is not allowed in wilderness areas, campgrounds, developed recreation areas, National Monuments, Research Natural Areas, Area’s of Critical Environmental Concern, within fences or posted tree plantations, within 200 feet of state highways or on private lands. Christmas tree cutting is also not permitted within the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, the Wild and Scenic Rogue River corridor and Recreation Areas. This is why it’s important to have a tree permit map, along with a Forest Service or BLM map, and a good understanding of your location prior to cutting. Keep in mind that roads on public lands administered by the Forest Service and BLM are not plowed in the winter and can present some situations that quickly become dangerous if you’re not properly pre-
pared. You should be prepared for winter weather, check weather conditions prior to departure and travel with a full tank of gas. Bring along adequate winter clothing, blankets/sleeping bags, food, water, warm beverages, a first aid kit and flashlight, whistle, m i r r o r, s h o v e l a n d c e l l phone, though in some remote areas cell phones don’t work. Always let someone know where you plan to harvest your tree and when you expect to return. Consider going out with a more experienced friend if you are new to this activity or unfamiliar with the area in which you will be travelling. The Bear Camp Coastal route is not advisable for travel this time of year; the route is not maintained for winter travel from Nov. 5 through May 31. The mission of the USDA Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.
The Agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world. The BLM manages more land — 253 million surface acres — than any other fede r a l a g e n c y. T h i s l a n d , known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 western states, including Alaska. The bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands
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Mental hospital gets flat screens SALEM (AP) â€” The new Oregon State Hospital is getting ready for its first wave of patients, who will all have private bedrooms and access to â€œtreatment malls.â€? Nearly 100 patients are scheduled to leave cramped and dreary wards in the existing 127-year-old hospital in
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Computer store opens By Arwyn Rice Pilot staff writer Mainbrace Technologies held a grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting Monday at its Port of Brookings Harbor location. The event introduced the companyâ€™s new computer retail shop to the public. The store carries a selection of computers and related items, including flash drives, computer mice and keyboards. Mainbrace already offered computer services. The retail section was added to better serve customers, owner Jim Relaford said. The first items the store is carrying are those most asked for by customers. Some, such as keyboards that are waterproof, are speciality items. â€œA lot of my customers use their computers on boats, where it only makes sense to
use a waterproof keyboard,â€? he said. The storefront is located in the portâ€™s retail center, between Whales Tail Candy and Gifts and The Hungry Clam seafood restaurant. Mainbraceâ€™s history began with PRN Data Services, established in 1989, Relaford said. PRN provided information technology functions for government agencies. Relaford combined his business with Leroy Blodgettâ€™s Eagle Two Development Corp in 2009. The two business owners figured that Blodgettâ€™s company, which used a lot of computing power, and Relafordâ€™s computer services would be a natural fit, he said. Five months later, the two businesses split. â€œOur companies were too different,â€? Relaford said. â€œWe had no commonality.â€?
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Democrats win control of senate month, those results give Democrats a 16-14 majority, shoring up their decision last week to give Bates the post of deputy majority leader. Dotterrer said he would not concede until results are certified in coming weeks, but Bates said there is work to do, with the toughest budget decisions to be made in years. He said he will be working on the assumption he will be sworn in for the next session. “I don’t want to sound arrogant about it. I suppose there’s always a chance something could be found unexpected,” Bates, a family practice doctor, said from his office in Medford. “We can’t wait until they certify the elections. We’ve got to get going. We have work to do.” Dotterrer, a retired Marine Corps colonel, said he is waiting for certified results to de-
cide whether to concede or challenge the outcome. “All options are on the table,” he said. Olsen said he was excited by his victory, and looking forward to working with Democrats on putting people back to work. “I’ve been a general contractor most of my life,” he said. “Negotiation is a matter of give and take. That’ what it’s going to take down there. I think without a super-majority (for Democrats), we are going to have a closer working relationship, a little more meeting in the middle, which is where we should have been a long time ago.” Schrader did not immediately return telephone calls for comment. Olsen said he had not gotten a concession call from her.
Globe-trotting scooter race riders visit Southern Oregon MEDFORD (AP) — A team of globe-trotting electric motor scooter riders made a weekend stop in southern Oregon to help promote the transition to transportation without pollution. The Zero Emissions Race has taken teams of riders through Europe, Asia, Canada and now into the United States. The Mail Tribune reported one team stopped Sunday
The following information is taken from the daily logs of local law enforcement agencies. Charges listed are preliminary and are made at the discretion of the arresting officer or agency. Charges may be amended or dropped at the discretion of the district attorney or courts. Saturday, Nov. 13
Allen Dale Shaffer, 29, Gold Beach, for delivery of methamphetamine,, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and probation violation; no bail. Bradley Dean Cupp, 25, of Brookings, for possession of methamphetamine; bail set at $25,000. Cari Louise Aanrud, 23, of Brookings, for delivery of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine; bail set at $75,000.
Brett Irvin Rose, 34, of Gold Beach, for an outside agency hold from Klamath County; no bail. Sunday, Nov. 14
Kyle Ayers, 20, of Klamath Falls, for an outside agency hold from Klamath County; no bail. Christopher Anthony, 23, of Brookings, for possession of methamphetamine; bail set at $25,000. Lacy Landers, 24, of Brookings, for possession of methamphetamine; bail set at $25,000. Dana Rose, 50, of Brookings, for probation violation;
no bail. Christopher Cole, 37, of Trinidad, Calif., for two counts of possession of a controlled substance and driving under the influence of intoxicants; bail set at $210,000. Monday, Nov. 15
Julie Peterson, 46, Brookings, for probation violation; no bail. Timothy Sabatinos, 38, of Brookings, for seven counts of telephonic harassment; booked and released. John Wickstrom, 45, of Gold Beach, for driving while suspended; booked and released.
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GRANTS PASS (AP) — Final unofficial votes Monday gave Democratic state Sen. Alan Bates the win in his cliffhanger race and Democrats narrow control of the Oregon state Senate. Results posted by Jackson County gave Bates 24,546 votes, or 50.22 percent of the total, to Republican Dave Dotterrer’s 24,272 votes, or 49.66 percent. That is a margin of just 274 votes, or 0.66 percent, but not close enough for an automatic recount. Clackamas County’s final unofficial results showed Republican Alan Olsen the winner with 23,044 votes, or 50.17 percent, to 22,817 votes, or 49.67 percent for Democratic Sen. Martha Schrader. The margin was 227. As long as the results hold up when they are certified by the Secretary of State next
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Saturday, Nov. 13
Fraud, 8:37 a.m.: 30600 block of Old Coast Road. Theft of services, 8:59 a.m.: 97900 block of Shopping Center Avenue. Criminal mischief, 9:34 am.: 2000 block of Washington Street. Fight, 11:19 a.m.: 17700 block of Brown Deer Lane. Disorderly conduct, 2:17 p.m.: 16200 block of Highway 101. Non-injury vehicle accident, 2:59 p.m.: Highway 101 and Hoffeldt Lane. Criminal mischief, 5:13 p.m.: 1200 block of Oregon Street. Unlawful vehicle entry, 11:21 p.m.: 98000 block of Hall Way.
Suspicious subjects, 4:51 a.m.: 29600 block of Ellensburg Avenue. Tree down, 7:44 a.m.: Highway 101, milepost 295.5. Tree down, 8:25 a.m.: Mateer Road. Accident, 10:12 a.m.: One mile up Chetco River Road. Illegal dumping, 10:15 a.m.: 17400 block of Carpenterville Road. Hit and run, 4:30 p.m.: 16200 block of Highway 101. Suspicious conditions, 1:37 p.m.: Brookings. Forgery, 3:13 p.m.: 29600 block of Ellensburg Avenue. Disturbance, 9:04 p.m.: 95200 block of Jerry’s Flat Road. Runaways, 10:59 p.m.: 96700 Langlois Mountain Road.
Disorderly conduct, 9:05 a.m.: 94200 block of Fourth Street. Injury vehicle accident, 2:17 p.m.: Highway 101 and Carpenterville Road. Criminal trespass, 3:33 p.m.: 94100 block of Caughill Street. Suspicious subjects, 8:07 p.m.: Jerry’s Flat Road. Disorderly conduct, 9:47 p.m.: 98100 block of West Benham Lane. Friday, Nov. 12 Theft, 6:26 a.m.: 97800 block of Court Street. Suspicious subjects, 9:23 a.m.: 47400 block of Highway 101. Fraud, 1 p.m.: 29600 block of Ellensburg Avenue. Theft of services, 1:16 p.m.: 15900 block of Highway 101. Injury vehicle accident, 3:58 p.m.: 29600 block of Ellensburg Avenue. Theft, 4:11 p.m.: 17200 block of Highway 101. Criminal mischief, 5:44 p.m.: 29600 block of Ellensburg Avenue. Structure fire, 8:21 p.m.: Port Orford Fire Department responded to the 500 block of 18th Street. Suspicious vehicles, 11:14 p.m.: 29500 block of Pacific Street.
Fight, 1:14 a.m.: 98100 block of West Benham Lane. Disorderly conduct, 2 a.m.: South Bank Chetco River Road. Criminal mischief, 12:30 p.m.: Grizzly Mountain Road. Theft, 1:05 p.m.: 100 block of Oregon Street. DUII, 6:23 p.m.: A 34-yearold woman was arrested in the 29600 block of Ellensburg Avenue. DUII, 8 p.m.: Highway 101, Port Orford. Criminal trespass, 8:46 p.m.: 97900 block of Shopping Center Avenue. DUII, 9:47 p.m.: 29300 block of Ellensburg Avenue. DUII, 10 p.m.: Highway 101 and Tom Cat Hill Road.
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Criminal mischief, 1:58 a.m.: 900 block of Timberline. Drive. Fight, 8:39 a.m.: 17700 block of Brown Deer Lane. Criminal mischief, 8:48 a.m.: 500 block of Hemlock Street. Alarm, 12:02 p.m.: 96400 block of Shorewood Terrace. Hit and run, 2:39 p.m.: 300 block of Fifth Street. Harassment, 4:55 p.m.: 700 block of Pioneer Road. Theft, 9:09 p.m.: 800 block of Chetco Avenue. Possession of drugs, 11:49 p.m.: Easy Street, near First Street. Saturday, Nov. 13
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Fight, 12:50 a.m.: 96700 block of East Harris Heights Road. Fight, 1:58 a.m.: Highway 101 and Benham Lane. Criminal mischief, 12:30 p.m.: 97900 block of Shopping Center Avenue. Suspicious conditions, 1:32 p.m.: 1200 block of Moore Street. Criminal mischief, 3:20 p.m.: 800 block of Railroad Street. Suspicious conditions, 4:01 p.m.; 300 block of Fifth Street. Driving while suspended, 5:04 p.m.: 16300 block of Highway 101. Illegal camping, 5:52 p.m.: 1200 block of Easy Street. Fight, 7:30 p.m.: 98300 block of Thomas Lane. Monday, Nov. 15
Illegal dumping, 8:24 a.m.: Fifield Street. Hit and Run, 8:40 a.m.: Fifth Street. Alarm, 11:48 a.m.: 800 block of Old County Road. Lost property, 4:42 p.m.: Brookings-Harbor High School. Warrant service, 6:34 p.m.: 800 block of Pioneer Road.
July 13, 1930-Nov. 11, 2010
Rodney “Rod” O. Draheim, 80, of Brookings, died Nov. 11, 2010, as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Brookings. Rod was born July 13, 1930, in Marion, N.D., to Orlando and Cleo Draheim. He spent his childhood there. Following graduation from high school in 1948, Rod moved to Arcata, Calif., where he began work in a lumber mill and a truck stop. In the early 1950s he and a partner opened a service station in Eureka, Calif. He returned to North Dakota and married his high school sweetheart Darlene “Babe” Johnson, May 18, 1951, in LaMoure, N.D., and brought her back to Eureka. Rod was drafted into the U.S. Army in November, 1951 and served honorably in Korea until being discharged in 1953. Following Rod’s military service, he returned to Eureka where he opened another service station. In 1960, he sold the service station and the family moved to Jefferson where they owned a 97-acre farm raising berries, corn and cattle. In 1964, they moved to Medford where Rod opened and operated a Chevron station on Stewart Avenue. While living in Medford the family became very involved in riding dirt bikes. In September, 1975, Rod and Babe moved to Brookings with their daughter Debby, where Rod partnered with Charles Keith, building and remodeling homes. Rod became partners with his son Lonny in 1984 in the same industry. Rod was a master woodworker and craftsman; he could build and repair anything and often would, at a moment’s notice, if his family or friends had a need. His family often called him the “McGuyver” of Brookings. Rod took up softball at the age of 50, playing with teammates half his age, and was instrumental in developing softball fields and organizing tournaments. He was one of the most charismatic players in the league. Rod and Babe then learned to golf and spent most every day at the course. He and Babe loved to travel and did so extensively with their RV and cherished RV friends. From dancing to grocery shopping, the couple
remained inseparable through almost 60 years of marriage. He was a loving, caring, sharing provider for his family and the community, and will be missed. Survivors include “Babe” Darlene, his wife of 59 years, of Brookings; son Ronny Draheim and his wife Cindy of Brookings; daughter Debby Blofsky and her husband Shane of Brookings; daughter-in-law Suzette Draheim of Brookings; grandchildren Matt Draheim (Angie), Jill Jensen (David), Julie Powers (Matt), Cory Blofsky, Brooke Blofsky and her fiancé Chris Edwards; great-grandchildren Kaylie, Isabel, Cole, Madison, Trent, Alayna and Dustin; brother Wayne Draheim; sister in-law Sharla of Medford; sisters Blanche Ridgeway of Portland, and Bea Melanson and her husband, Don of Eureka. Rod was preceded in death by his son Lonny Draheim in 2009. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1200 Easy St., in Brookings. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rod Draheim Memorial Fund at any Chetco Federal Credit Union (CFCU) branch or by mail to CFCU, P.O. Box 3000J, Harbor, OR 97415. The funds will benefit the Brookings-Harbor High School Golf team. Condolences may be expressed online at www.redwoodmemorial.net. Arrangements are under the direction of Redwood Memorial Chapel. Submitted by Redwood Memorial Chapel.
Robert ‘Bob’ Lewis Robert “Bob” Lewis, 81, of Brookings, died Nov. 11, 2010, as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Brookings. Bob was born July 2, 1929,
in Salt Lake City. Arrangements are under the direction of Redwood Memorial Chapel. Submitted by Redwood Memorial Chapel.
VaLeska Webb VaLeska Webb, 85, passed away at a local care facility in Brookings on Nov. 15, 2010. She was born Feb. 13, 1925 in Des Moines, Iowa.
A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Pilot. Submitted by Redwood Memorial Chapel
Ellen Foley, 66, passed away from natural causes at her home in Brookings on Nov. 16, 2010. Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 820 Old County Road, Brookings. The Rosary will begin at 10 a.m. Viewing will be at Redwood Memorial Chapel from 5 o 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19. Interment will be at a later date in Pipestone, Minn. Submitted by Redwood Memorial Chapel.
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