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    THE DAILY ASTORIAN • TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2015
Longview girl pricked by
dirty needle sparks protests
Associated Press
LONGVIEW, Wash. —
People in Longview held a
protest against drug use in their
community after a 6-year-old
girl was pricked by a dirty hy-
podermic needle while playing
at the Kelso Rotary Park.
The Daily News reported
that Emilee Moore, the girl’s
mother, said she complained
about having a sliver in her
foot but they found a piece of
a needle.
Moore says she freaked out
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and they took the girl to the
hospital for tests. Doctors said
she could have hepatitis C or
HIV.
The family’s story went vi-
ral after they reported it on their
Facebook page.
On Monday, about 20 peo-
ple gathered to protest drug
use in the area. Some blamed
a homeless shelter near the
Cowlitz River.
But others say discarded
needles have been a problem in
area parks long before the shel-
ter opened.
Red Àag wild¿re warnings for
thunderstorms across Northwest
Associated Press
GRANTS PASS — Fire-
¿ghters across the Northwest
are bracing for thunderstorms
that have the potential to pro-
duce several large new wild-
¿res.
The Northwest Interagen-
cy Coordination Center in
Portland on Monday posted
red Àag warnings for thun-
derstorms across the region
through Thursday.
The highest risk for new
¿res is in southwestern, cen-
tral and northeastern Ore-
gon, with an elevated risk
throughout the region.
Forecasters say a low
pressure system is dropping
south off the coast and will
kick inland on Thursday.
There will be showers with
many of the storms, but some
dry lightning as well.
There are currently eight
large ¿res burning in Oregon.
Department of Labor rules for
Hanford whistleblower
Associated Press
RICHLAND, Wash. — The
U.S. Department of Labor has
tentatively ordered Bechtel Na-
tional to pay limited back wages
plus $25,000 to a Hanford Nu-
clear Reservation whistleblower
who lost his job in 2011.
Bechtel and former employ-
ee Walt Ford have 30 days to
request a hearing before an ad-
ministrative law judge. If neither
side ¿les, the ruling becomes ¿-
nal.
Bechtel said Monday that it
disagrees with the ¿nding and
did not retaliate against Ford for
raising safety concerns.
The Tri-City Herald reported
that the Department of Labor
concluded that Ford’s role as a
whistleblower in his 35 years at
Hanford contributed to the deci-
sion to lay him off in November
2011.
Bechtel laid Ford off as all
construction work was stopped
at the Hanford vitri¿cation
plant’s Pretreatment Facility.
StroOOiQJ iQ Seaside to ¿JKt ParNiQsoQ¶s
By KATHERINE LACAZE
EO Media Group
SEASIDE — A Seaside
team raised awareness and more
than $2,600 for the Northwest
Parkinson’s Foundation during
the fundraising event “Strolling
in Seaside.”.
Led by captain Tina Sawyer,
a Seaside resident, and her loyal
companion, Anniken Sawyer, a
2-year-old cockapoo, the group
walked along the Promenade
from Avenue U to the Seaside
Aquarium. The event in late July
was an extension of the founda-
tion’s second annual “Walk in
the Park,” held the same day in
Seattle. People with Parkinson’s
disease, care partners, profes-
sionals and friends walked a 2-
mile course at Magnuson Park
to raise awareness and funds.
While they could not phys-
ically attend the Seattle walk,
about a dozen people and four
canine participants participated
in the Strolling in Seaside event.
Sawyer organized the local
fundraiser. She was diagnosed
with Parkinson’s Disease about 10
years ago and has since become
an advocate for research, educa-
tion and support services, which
are offered through the Northwest
Parkinson’s Foundation.
Others who joined Sawyer
for the walk had been similarly
affected by the disease. Jenny
Becker, owner of B. Boutique
on Broadway, said the issue
was “real near and dear” to her
heart. Her father, Dan Mackey,
a longtime employee of Wind-
ermere in Cannon Beach, died
¿ve years ago. His struggle with
the disease “affected our family
in a deep way,” she said.
Barbara Bender/All Aboard Sailing
A lure hangs from an orca near the San Juan Islands, Wash., Aug. 1. Federal officials say they’re monitoring the killer
whale, but it does not appear to be injured.
Associated Press
FRIDAY
HARBOR,
Wash. — Federal of¿cials
say a killer whale they’ve
been monitoring near the San
Juan Islands may have gotten
rid of the salmon lure that
was hanging from its mouth.
The orca, a 12-year-old
male known as J-39, was ob-
served to have the lure stuck
from its mouth on Aug.
1, and researchers were
concerned it might affect
its feeding and behavior.
NOAA Fisheries provided
some additional money to
the Center for Whale Re-
search in Friday Harbor to
further track the whale and
assess its condition.
In new photos, the shiny,
oblong-shaped lure known
as a “flasher” is no longer
present. NOAA spokesman
Michael Milstein says the
hook itself is not visible in
the photos, but it’s tough
to say for sure whether it’s
still in the whale’s mouth.
David Ellifrit/Center for Whale Research
An orca splashes off San Juan Island, Wash., Thursday. Federal officials said Sunday
the killer whale they’ve been monitoring may have gotten rid of the salmon lure that was
hanging from its mouth.
Researchers say J-39’s
behavior does not appear to
have been affected.
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Lee Talbot lost his hard fought battle with Multiple Myeloma
on August 3rd, 2015. Lee’s life was about going fast, and his
family referred to him often in the last few years as the
“Energizer Bunny”. In his youth, he built and raced
motorcycles and cars with his friends on dirt tracks and in the
CA deserts. Later he shifted to speed-style, and interests to
building and racing boats. Most of all he loved to build &
modify boats, and in doing this over the years acquired a large
group of friends from Arizona to CA, who will remember their
wonderful family times racing and being around the water and
jet boats. Lee spent his working life for 36 years at the
Livermore National (then Radiation) Lab in Mechanical
Engineering. During that time he sought to be in the frontline
testing area and got much satisfaction from being part of the
Lab’s success.
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Those left here to miss him are: His wife, Judy Talbot of
Astoria; his daughter, Tanna Orr of Salem, OR.; former wife &
friend Jean Talbot of Livermore, CA.; their two children, Lori
Talbot Breigleb & her husband Brad Briegleb of Clayton, CA.,
 and Christopher Talbot & his wife Connie of Livermore, CA.;
Judy’s children, Erin Goulette of Eugene, OR. and Tim
Cadigan of Portland, OR.; a sister, Suzie & her husband Dick
Tavis of Santa Barbara, CA.; and a large, extended family,
including grand-children, great grand-children, and great-
great grand-children. Also, many, many terrific friends who will
remember him and their good times together.
A Celebration of Life will be held in California, where family resides.
Open House
60th
Wedding Anniversary
(March 8th, 1955)
Robert & Barbara
Sullivan
August 15th, 2015
1:00pm - 4:00 pm
Brownsmead Grange
Rudat Rd., Brownsmead, OR
Potluck
No gifts, please.