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THE DAILY ASTORIAN • FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017
(503) 325-3211 ext. 257
IN ONE EAR • ELLEDA WILSON
ecently Dave Nelson, who loves the Trail Blazers, was
checking out their website, and came across their contest
page, where the “Crown Royal Live Generously Fan Contest”
caught his eye (https://tinyurl.com/crownfan).
“I was curious, and opened it to see what it was about. It was
to nominate someone who gives generously in our community.
Immediately, Coral Cook’s name came to mind.” With good rea-
son — she volunteers her time for several local organizations.
On Nov. 17, Dave received a voicemail saying Coral’s nom-
ination had been selected, and that she would be honored at Sat-
urday’s game versus the Sacramento Kings. “Of course, in my
telling her about this, she was in total shock, and thought it was a
joke,” Dave recalled. Which isn’t all that surprising, considering,
as he admitted, “I can be known as a prankster.” A mutual friend
who was with her when Dave called with the news thought Coral
was going to pass out.
Coral and her daughter, Brandi, received two lower level tickets
to the game, and participated in the T-shirt exchange — they each
received an autographed shirt from a player (Coral, Noah Vonleh,
and Brandi, Maurice Harkless). “Later, Public Address Announcer
Mark Mason read my submission about Coral,” Dave added, “and
she was presented with a gift pack from the Blazers and Crown
Royal.” Coral and Brandi were also featured on the Jumbotron; they
are pictured with Blaze the Trail Cat, the Trail Blazers mascot.
“I’m not one to like all that to happen,” Coral said, “but it
sure was fun. They included my daughter, and I was just tick-
led to death.”
FINGERS CROSSED FOR TURKEY
TOBY AND BUDDY
wo well-loved dogs, due to an unfortunate situation,
need a forever home, or a foster home until a forever
home can be found. They belong to Ashley Agee-Ca-
zanas’ mother-in-law, who is terminally ill, and can no
longer care for Toby, age 13 (white muzzle), and Buddy,
age 9. Some photos are at https://tinyurl.com/TobyBuddy
“My mother-in-law took these two boys in from shel-
ters in Hood River years ago,” Ashley wrote. “She has
given them the best life. You would not believe the atten-
tion and diligence she put forth in giving them the best
For the time being, the dogs are staying with Ashley
(who already has two dogs), while her husband, Jacque,
is caring for his mother full time at her home in Portland.
“He is her only relative,” Ashley explained, “and with all
four dogs and our 17-month-old, it is not possible for me
to be there by his side. If we find homes for Toby and
Buddy, I can bring our two dogs, and our daughter, and
stay near to my husband to offer help and support. But
until that happens, we are here at our home in Nehalem,
and he is there.”
Toby seems to hear well, but she’s not sure about his
vision. He loves to play and take walks but can only be on
his feet for so long before needing to rest. He gets around
pretty well but needs frequent potty breaks. Buddy is a
sweet, loving snuggler who has some hip problems and
needs to rest after any outing.
Both get along well with adults, kids of all ages and
other dogs. If you are interested in adopting or fostering
Toby and Buddy, contact the Angels for Sara Sanctu-
ary (www.angelsforsarasanctuary.com) at 503-325-2772
“I would prefer to keep these boys,” Ashley added.
“It’s breaking my heart to let them go, but I know that
if we can find a good place for them, everyone will be
better off. We can provide months of supply of dog food,
and they have their own beds/leashes and food and water
bowls.” They also have an appointment to get their shots
up to date.
“They are sweet boys,” she observed, “and deserve a
loving place to be.”
often see family photos at thrift stores and antique shops, and
wonder about the people in the photos, and why their fami-
lies didn’t care enough to preserve the photos,” Judi Palumbo of
Cannon Beach posted on her Facebook page. “Sometimes there
is something poignant about a particular photo, and I wonder
what the backstory is.”
Especially when she recently found a photo of a newlywed
Japanese couple, dated Aug. 24, 1940, in Kauai, Hawaii, taken
about 16 months before the attack on Pearl Harbor. It is shown,
courtesy of Takasawa Studio/Judi Palumbo.
“On the off-chance they were interned and their household
goods confiscated, I would love to try and get this photo back
to the family,” she wrote, encouraging people to share her post.
It worked. The Honolulu Civil Beat ran a story Nov. 22, report-
ing that a Kauai woman, Tammy Puu, saw the Facebook post and
identified the pair as her grandparents, the late Sueno (left) and
Yoshio Miyazaki (https://tinyurl.com/judipix). She had no idea
how the photo wound up in Oregon, since she has no relatives here.
The news story doesn’t elaborate, but the Miyazakis were pos-
sibly not interned. Although there were several internment sites
in Hawaii, an NBC News report says only the leaders of the Jap-
anese, German and Italian-American communities were confined
Growing up, Puu was close to her grandparents, who divorced
for a few years. “If a man leaves you and decides he wants to
come back, make sure he buys you a bigger house and a bigger
diamond,” her grandmother advised her.
To reconcile, Yoshio did just that. “He built a new house for them
in Lawai,” Puu recalled, “with a mango tree and a lychee tree, and my
grandmother got a bigger diamond.” This time they stayed together.
“Getting this photograph back in our hands,” Puu told Civil
Beat, “means more than anything.”
urkey, the olive ridley sea turtle found stranded on Wash-
ington’s Benson Beach, has passed an important milestone:
She was successfully moved to a shallow water holding space.
Turkey is pictured, courtesy of the Oregon Coast Aquarium,
where she was taken on Thanksgiving Day, weak, dehydrated
and hypothermic. She probably had not eaten in a month or more.
The turtle has had X-rays and blood draws, all while her body
temperature is slowly being raised with climate control. The next
goal is to have her accept food. While aquarium staff is optimis-
tic, she remains lethargic, and her recovery is still uncertain.
If you find a sea turtle on the beach, here’s what you need to
do: Note its location, remain nearby to observe it, and contact
the Oregon State Police Tipline at 800-452-7888 or the Marine
Mammal Stranding Network at 866-767-6114.
ondering about those largish “pink pickles” that are wash-
ing ashore on local beaches? They’re pyrosomes (pyro-
some atlanticum), according to the Seaside Aquarium, who
posted the photo shown on their Facebook page. These particular
critters are “a little longer than a hand,” but can reach 24 inches.
“This colony of animals is comprised of thousands of indi-
vidual zooids and moves through the water column by the means
of cilia,” the post says. “They filter plankton out of the water for
food and are known for bight displays of bioluminescence. … It’s
one of the few pyrosomes that make it to the West Coast of the
U.S., much less Oregon’s waters.”
asquatch’s mysterious Tibetan first cousin, Yeti (aka the
abominable snowman), who has been terrorizing the Hima-
layans for decades, has come under scrutiny lately by the Uni-
versity of Buffalo (https://tinyurl.com/UByeti). Lots of physical
specimens have been collected, and biologist Charlotte Lindqvist
and her team examined nine of them to see what Yeti’s made of.
The answer: Eight of the samples contained bear DNA
(Tibetan brown and Asian black), and the ninth turned out to be
from a dog. “Our findings strongly suggest that the biological
underpinnings of the Yeti legend can be found in local bears,”
Lindqvist said, “and our study demonstrates that genetics should
be able to unravel other, similar mysteries.”
Some mysteries are more fun left unraveled.
idbits from the Wednesday, Nov. 30, 1887 edition of
The Daily Morning Astorian:
• City auditor Jewett has a dog that before the burning
of the Telephone (pictured) was a valuable bird dog; but
since then (the brute being aboard at the time of the fire)
the sound of a gun makes the poor animal run, not having
yet got over its scare.
Note: When the fire broke out earlier in November,
Capt. Uriah Bonsor Scott beached the sternwheeler at 20
mph within three minutes of the fire’s start. No wonder the
dog was traumatized (http://tinyurl.com/scott-tele).
• The government has been weighing mail matter that
passes over the Oregon Short Line for the past 20 days.
The mail is just three times heavier than it was at the same
time last year … indisputable evidence of the increased
growth of the country.
Note: The Oregon Short Line Railroad operated from
1881 to 1987, mainly as a subsidiary of the Union Pacific
Railroad, and was touted as having the shortest route from
Wyoming to Oregon (https://tinyurl.com/WyoOr).
• At the city council meeting last evening: A communi-
cation was read from Chief Engineer Worsley stating that
it was the intention of Rescue No. 2 Engine Company to
permanently place a team of horses in the engine build-
ing to draw the engine to fires. … The petition was unani-
• A Long Island (Washington) man recently ate 75
clams at one sitting, and won $100 (about $2,300 now) by
the feat. After defraying his funeral expenses, there was
NIFTY AT 50
light Network, which proclaims itself to be the “largest travel
agency that is both owned and operated in Canada,” showed
some love to Cannon Beach in a recent blog posting, declaring
the coastal town to be No. 50 in “The World’s 50 Best Beaches”
(https://tinyurl.com/FNCB50). Cannon Beach is pictured, courtesy
of Flight Network, who consulted over 600 of the “world’s best
travel journalists, editors, bloggers and agencies” to create the list.
Don’t be miffed that Cannon Beach didn’t rate higher. It’s the
only U.S. mainland beach chosen and, since NASA says there are
about 372,000 miles of coastline in the world (https://tinyurl.com/
nasacoast), being No. 50 ain’t so bad.
Yoga Gypsy Open House — 6
to 9 p.m., 399 31st St. Hosted by
Sally Anderson, there are refresh-
ments and music. Bring an orna-
ment to hang on the solstice tree.
For information on class times and
workshops, go to www.yogagyp-
sysally.com, call 503-440-0735, or
Sit & Stitch — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
Homespun Quilts & Yarn, 108 10th St.
Bring knitting, crochet or other nee-
dlework projects to this community
stitching time. All skill levels welcome.
Detachment 1228 Marine
Corps League — noon, El Compa-
dre, 119 Main Ave., Warrenton. For
information, contact Lou Neubecker
Columbia Northwestern Mod-
el Railroading Club — 1 p.m., in
Hammond. Group runs trains on
HO-scale layout. For information,
call Don Carter at 503-325-0757.
Spinning Circle — 1 to 3 p.m.,
Astoria Fiber Arts Academy, 1296
Duane St. Bring a spinning wheel.
For information, call 503-325-5598
or go to http://astoriafiberarts.com
Seekers Group — 6 to
7:30 p.m., Pioneer Presbyterian
Church, 33324 Patriot Way, War-
renton. Group discusses issues
facing religious faith in the modern
secular world. All are welcome.
For information, call 503-861-
Line Dancing — 5:30 to 8 p.m.,
Seaside American Legion, 1315
Broadway. For information, call
503-738-5111. No cost; suggested
$5 tip to the instructor.
Chair Exercises for Seniors
— 9 to 9:45 a.m., Astoria Senior
Center, 1111 Exchange St. For in-
formation, call 503-325-3231.
Scandinavian Workshop —
10 a.m., First Lutheran Church, 725
33rd St. Needlework, hardanger,
knitting, crocheting, embroidery
and quilting. All are welcome. For
information, call 503-325-1364 or
Grace and Encouragement
for Moms — 10 to 11:30 a.m.,
Crossroads Community Church,
40618 Old Highway 30, Svensen.
GEMS group is a time for moms to
relax and enjoy each others’ com-
pany. Free childcare is provided.
For information, call Rachael Bid-
dlecome at 503-458-6103.
Senior Lunch — 11:30 a.m.,
Bob Chisholm Senior Center, 1225
Avenue A, Seaside. Suggested do-
nation $3 for those older than 60;
$6.75 for those younger than 60.
For information, call Michelle Lew-
is at 503-861-4200.
See NOTES, Page 2B