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Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

Vol. 49, Issue 120

In the news Bystanders rescue children from freezing water BETHEL — A pair of bystanders helped rescue two young children who fell through thin ice in western Alaska. Cory LePore Sr. heard screams coming from the slough that runs near his Bethel home and behind a convenience store last week, he told KYUKAM. “I happen to look over and there was a young lady and a small boy sitting in the middle of the slough, waist deep in the water,” LePore said. LePore went over to the children and examined the ice. The freezing water was running fast underneath the surface. He didn’t know how deep it was, so he instructed the children to get to a patch of ground nearby, he said. “So I instructed them to roll and stand on some solid ground, and stand and wait,” LePore said. LePore was running to his truck to grab a pallet when saw the girl falling back into the freezing water, but then Joseph Joekay appeared. Joekay ran from the nearby store to help. “And when I was running up to my truck I heard screaming and turned around, and the young girl was started to go through the ice,” LePore said. “Right then, Joseph took off his shoes, socks, and pulled up his sweat pants and made a beeline for the young lady.” Joekay dashed into the water and carried the girl on his back. “That poor girl, she was the first one I brought up, and I slipped,” Joekay said. Joekay held the girl up as the water went up to his neck. He made it to stable land and went back for the boy. An ambulance responded, but both men said the children seemed fine after the ordeal. Mark Leary, a volunteer with Bethel Search and Rescue, said parents need to keep their children off the ice, especially when there are warm periods in between cold ones. — Associated Press

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Knopp hosts Soldotna town hall Constituents call for resignation, recall vote By BRIAN MAZUREK Peninsula Clarion

Rep. Gary Knopp, RKenai/Soldotna, briefly returned to the peninsula from Juneau on Friday and held a town hall at the Kenai River Suites where he responded to questions and criticisms from his constituents. Knopp has been at the center of the leadership and organizational hurdles facing the Alaska House of Representatives since their session began in January. The House recently broke the record for most consecutive days without leadership before finally nominating Rep. Bryce Edgmon, NPA-Dillingham, on Thursday. Many of the citizens who spoke at Friday’s town hall questioned Knopp’s allegiance to the Republican Party based on his refusal

By VICTORIA PETERSEN Peninsula Clarion

Constituents listen to Rep. Gary Knopp, R-Kenai/Soldotna, during his town hall at the Kenai River Suites in Soldotna on Friday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

to join with the other Republican representatives for what would have been a 21-person Republican

caucus. Knopp defended his recent decisions in a brief opening statement at the town hall before taking

questions from the audience. “What I did after the See KNOPP, page A3

Over coffee, educators discuss school funding, contract issues By KAT SORENSEN Peninsula Clarion

Kenai Peninsula educators are facing issues left and right. At an open meeting hosted by Kenai Peninsula Education Association President David Brighton at Resurrect Art Coffee House in Seward on Friday, local teachers, district staff and the community were invited to discuss issues facing the school district. The three main issues, Brighton said, are the state budget, the borough budget and contract negotiations. At a state level, the school district is facing cuts of nearly $325 million for education and early childhood development in Gov. Dunleavy’s proposed budget.

School board focuses on capital projects in K-Selo, Nanwalek

KPEA President David Brighton speaks to a group of educators, community members and district employees at Resurrect Art Coffee House on Friday, in Seward. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

“That works out to 200 teachers on the peninsula,” Brighton said. “Right now we have 650 teachers. I don’t know what programs we

could keep … We don’t want to consider this; we need to fight back … I don’t want to live in Mike Dunleavy’s Alaska.”

The Kenai Peninsula Borough also plays a role in the school district’s budget, Brighton added. Each year, the borough decides how much to budget for the school district. The borough has the ability to fund up to a certain amount, called the cap, but has been funding below this cap in recent years. Brighton urged educators and parents to reach out to borough assembly members, state legislators and board of education members to reiterate the importance of funding education. He also urged teachers and the community to reach out to the district about contract negotiations. District teachers and staff are in the second semester of See COFFEE, page A11

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education revisited their six-year Capital Improvement Plan at last Monday’s school board meeting. Two projects at the top of the priority list included facility concerns with schools in K-Selo and Nanwalek. The six-year plan outlines the most important infrastructure projects in local schools from 2021– 2026. After a $5 million bond package failed at the polls, a new school for the Old Believer village of Kachemak Selo was added back to the top of the district’s capital project priority list. Currently, the district is leasing three buildings to use as the school. The buildings are not codecompliant and in disrepair, according to the project description in the six-year plan. A state grant worth more than $10 million was awarded to the borough to help offset costs for the new school, but without the $5 million in matching funds, the grant expires in June. The borough is pursuing an extension of the state’s grant to allow more time to find matching funds. At last Monday’s school board work sessions, Vice President Zen Kelly asked district director of planning and operations, David May, what building options See K-SELO, page A2

Senate Finance grills OMB, Education Commissioner By KEVIN BAIRD Juneau Empire

Sen. Lyman Hoffman called Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed cuts to education “unacceptable,” setting the tone for the Senate Finance Committee meeting Monday at the Capitol.

The committee went through a budget presentation on the Department of Education and Early Development, grilling members of the Office of Management and Budget, as well as Education Commissioner Michael Johnson. “It’s one of the key com-

ponents in the state’s budget that everyone says they support,” Hoffman, D-Bethel, said at the start of the meeting. “The budget reduces (the education budget) by over $300 million. But, to put that into perspective of what is really happening, you’re proposing to cut one

fourth of the funds … 25 percent of the budget in education. … From my viewpoint I find that completely unacceptable.” Sen. Click Bishop, RFairbanks, asked OMB Director Donna Arduin how these cuts would improve education outcomes for stu-

dents. “We’re doing this because the state is out of money and we need to balance our budget,” Arduin said. She explained how additional education funding in the current year was allocated from the Constitu-

See OMB, page A3

Murkowski knocks Green New Deal, Dunleavy eyes repeal wary of ‘PFD over everything else’ of alcohol, pot boards By MOLLIE BARNES Juneau Empire

By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski is in Juneau to address the Legislature in a joint session. She met with the Empire for an interview, where she talked about Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget, Alaska’s recession, the Green New Deal, oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, her relationship with President Donald Trump and the future of federal shutdowns. Her main point to Alaska’s legislators today? People are important. It was the same motto she

JUNEAU — Gov. Mike Dunleavy wants to repeal the boards tasked with regulating alcohol and marijuana in Alaska, according to documents from state officials. The plan was outlined in a letter to commerce department employees by commissioner Julie Anderson and in a memo from Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office director Erika McConnell. The documents say Dunleavy wants to repeal the Marijuana Control Board and the Alcoholic Bever-

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Monday. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire)

pushed to Trump in her movement to end the government shutdown last

month. “If you don’t have a See WARY, page A2

age Control Board and transfer authority and responsibilities of the boards to the commissioner. This is billed as a way to reduce the “regulatory burden in efforts to expand entrepreneurialism.” Dunleavy spokesman Matt Shuckerow said further details will be released when legislation addressing the boards is introduced. But he said Dunleavy is looking at ways to find efficiencies in government. Shuckerow said other states regulate these industries at the agency level and allow for public engagement. Mark Springer, chairman See POT, page A11

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the borough had, and if a cheaper option for a school was possible. “After the bond proposition failed, it seemed like people wanted a smaller footprint, they wanted something different — not as expensive,” Kelly said. “What are our options right now looking at that project? Would that do away with the grant we received and are trying to extend?” May said the district is trying to determine possibilities with the state Department of Education and Early Development (DEED). “From the little conversations I’ve had with DEED staff, they really are expecting the education specifications to be followed that the grant was written around,”

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school or a health facility in a community, you don’t have a community anymore,” she said. “The functions of government are pretty basic, but look at those things that really allow us to be able to attract and retain the best and the brightest. It’s good schools. It’s good health care. It’s access to transportation.” She said Alaskans will need to be engaged in the ongoing process of passing a state budget. “We have become so tied to what that dividend is, I think it makes us forget what else we do as a state and a state government,” Murkowski said. “Alaskans need to be engaged in this conversation, because if you put (the dividend) front and center, it comes at the expense of your government services, of the things that we expect that our government

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May said. “That’s an answer and a question for someone above my pay grade to get through.” The village of K-Selo petitioned the school board for a new school in 2011. Second on the district’s capital project priority list is Nanwalek Middle/High School. The school, which is set to serve a max of 60 students, is currently at 125 percent capacity with around 75 students. According to the six-year plan, the pupil size is expected to rise and the capacity could be at 150 percent next school year. School board member Dan Castimore asked if there was a short-term plan to alleviate the school’s overcrowding. “I know there was a discussion of portables,” Castimore said. “Do we have any plans in place at all? Seems like that should be a higher priority? I hope we

get something done there. We can’t let it get to 300 percent.” Nanwalek is currently facing a housing shortage for teachers and community members. “Housing shortage is the main thing that is keeping that village from growing, and the housing they have now — public housing — some apartments they have two or three families sharing an apartment,” May said. “So, it’s really critical for them to find the additional property so they can get additional housing going.” Superintendent Sean Dusek said the district is seeking more teacher housing now. May said the district is also waiting to hear more about a potential airport project that would connect Nanwalek and Port Graham, making it possible for the two villages to poten-

tially share a school. “With that airport, a road would connect those two villages, which could perhaps give us a little bit of slack in sharing facilities with Port Graham and Nanwalek. However, as you look at the numbers there isn’t a lot of room in Port Graham either. It wasn’t intended to be a large school. If someone has a large barge that we can turn into classrooms and we could just beach it. That would be helpful.” Since last Monday’s school board work sessions, Gov. Mike Dunleavy released his proposed budget, which cut public education by about $300 million. If the proposed budget is passed, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District would face an unprecedented $20 million cut. Such a cut would likely postpone all capital project expenditures.

is there to provide for us.” She said she has long supported the use of a portion of the Permanent Fund to help balance the budget. But, she said, Gov. Mike Dunleavy campaigned on the promise to not do that, and Alaskans elected him. He wasn’t the only candidate who supported cutting the state budget and paying out larger PFDs, either, she pointed out. But Murkowski said she is wary of the mantra “PFD over everything.” “The dividend at the expense of everything else takes us to a place I’m not sure is healthy for us,” she said. ‘Expansive, improbable, impossible’ Green New Deal Democrats launched a sweeping plan to transform the U.S. economy to combat climate change and create thousands of jobs in renewable energy. But Murkowski was skeptical of the resolution. She said it’s more of a presidential policy than an energy policy.

At least six senators running for president or considering White House bids backed the Green New Deal put forth by freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and veteran Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts. The nonbinding resolution calls for a “10year national mobilization” on the scale of the original New Deal to shift the economy away from fossil fuels such as oil and coal and replace them with renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power. It sets a goal to meet “100 percent of the power demand in the United States through clean, renewable and zero-emission energy sources,” including nuclear power. “It is an amazing resolution. I am amazed even more so members of Congress just went ahead and signed on to it with such a bare framework, because they’ve got to answer for the fact they signed off on something that says, ‘We’re going to get rid of fossil fuel in 10 years,’” said

Murkowski, who chairs the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. She said what has happened in the energy space is extraordinary and that the country has been working on reducing reliance on fossil fuel, but to have 100 percent elimination is still way out in the future. “If we really want to get serious about this, let’s not get caught up in the gotcha moments, or something that is so, so, just expansive and improbable or impossible,” Murkowski said. “If you’re saying you’re going to be off of fossils in 10 years — that’s impossible. What I worry most about the Green New Deal as it’s been outlined is that it is going to distract us from coming up with creative solutions that will take us to where we all want to get. I want to be in the same place when it comes to energy security, and a future that is clean when it comes to our emissions. That is not pie in the sky. That’s something we should be working toward.”

Peninsula Clarion | Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | A3 This year’s Rally Day is Feb. 23, and registration is now open and is free. Classes are: The Horse’s Foot, Backyard Poultry, Rock Painting, Drones, Fuzzy Wuzzy Fiber Fun, The Thing called JML, All Things Collage, Contest Clarity, Goat Milk ‘The Best of Broadway’ Soap Making Class, Space Themed Cloverbuds Camp: Ages Forever Dance Alaska will present “The Best of Broad- 5-8. way” annual showcase on March 29-30 at 7 p.m. at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium. Tickets are $15, includes $1 KPBSD seat charge. Call 262-1641 or email info@forever- Electronics Recycling Event Come help plan the Electronics Recycling Event this May at the ReGroup meeting Monday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hope Community Center off K-Beach Road. There will also Spring 2019 KPC Community Health Fair be reports about the ReGeneration projects in the schools. All KPC’s Kenai River Campus will be hosting a community interested community members are invited. For more queshealth fair from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, in the tions call 252-2773. Ward Building. The event is organized by Alaska Health Fair, Inc. in conjunction with the KRC Student Health Clinic. For more information, contact Audrey Standerfer, R.N. and KRC Al-Anon support group meetings Health Clinic coordinator, at 262-0362 or email astander@ Al-Anon support group meetings are held at the Central Peninsula Hospital in the Kasilof Room (second floor) of the River Tower building on Monday at 7 p.m., Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. Park around back by the ER and 2019 Caring For the Kenai deadline enter through the River Tower entrance and follow the signs. The 2019 Caring For the Kenai deadline is Thursday, Feb. Contact Tony Oliver at 252-0558 for more information. 21, at midnight. All high school students across the Kenai Peninsula Borough School district are eligible to enter the contest, as long as they are completing high school work Hospice Spring Volunteer Training through KPBSD. Entries are accepted through http://caringRegistration is open for Hospice of the Central, where there is also an application for the la’s Spring Volunteer Training. Training is over two week2019 CFK Project Implementation Grant, funded by EN- ends, March 22-23 and 29-30 at Christ Lutheran Church STAR. in Soldotna. Volunteers must be 18 years or older and be able to pass a background check. Lunch and snacks are proKenai Peninsula Fair “Our Favorite Place to vided. Call the office at 262-0453 or visit for more info.

Around the Peninsula

Bee” annual fundraiser

The Kenai Peninsula Fair annual fundraiser will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 6-9 p.m. at the fairgrounds in Ninilchik. Featuring Blackwater Railroad Company, rusticthemed music, dance and buffet, beer and wine, auctions, gun card raffle (Only 50 tickets will be sold), and a wine pull. Kenai Peninsula. Get your tickets at www.kenaipeninsulafair. Tickets are also available at Ninilchik Thrift and Gift located on the Kenai Peninsula. For more information please contact the Fair’s office at 907-567-3670 or email Follow us on Facebook @ KPFair.

Caregiver Support Meeting Training

Caregiver Support Meeting Training: Part 2 of DVD presentation with Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA: Progression of Dementia Seeing Gems-Not Just Loss will take place Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. at the Kenai Senior Center. Training covers which level of dementia your care partner experiences to customize your caregiving techniques. Teepa Snow explains the appropriate levels of care needed during different stages, which types of behaviors to expect, appropriate activity, and much more. Please join us to share your experiences as a caregiver, or to support someone who is a caregiver. Sterling Senior Center breakfast Please call Sharon or Judy at (907) 262-1280, for more The Sterling Senior Center will be serving breakfast on information. Saturday, Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to noon. Menu includes bacon, sausage, ham, scrambled eggs, pancakes, and biscuits and gravy. $10 adults, $5 children. Everyone welcome! All Soldotna Historical Society meeting Get involved in Soldotna History! 2019 General Memproceeds benefit the center. Further info, call 262-6808. bership Meeting will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. at the Donald E. Gilman, Kenai River Center, Funny LeeShore Center monthly meeting River Road. Speaker — Clark Fair. Questions? Carmen The LeeShore Center will be holding its monthly Board 262-2791. meeting at The LeeShore Center on Wednesday, Feb. 27. The meeting is open to the public and begins at 6:00 pm. For furTie One On: Fly Tying with Trout Unlimited ther information call 283-9479. Last month’s Tie One On was so much fun we are doing it again. Learn to Tie Flies at Kenai Peninsula 4-H Rally Day Chapter of Trout Unlimited’s popular fly tying night. Kenai Peninsula District 4-H hosts an annual 4-H Rally Family friendly. All skill levels welcome. Vices and fly Day and invites all community youth to attend and see some tying equipment supplied. 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26 at of the learning opportunities that are available through 4-H! Odie’s Deli in Soldotna.

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tional Budget Reserve and that can no longer happen. “We’re proposing this so we can get our budget and our fiscal house in order.” Bishop responded saying, “With all due respect ma’am, that’s the wrong answer.” Rep. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, asked Johnson if the state board of education had made a statu-

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election had nothing to do with the governor’s budget or the governor’s agenda,” Knopp said during his opening statement. Knopp said that his priority was forming a majority that could pass a budget when it came time do so, and added that that a 21-person majority would not have been strong enough to prevent conflict down the road. “The Republican caucus, with 21 members, had no chance of success… If you know you’re going to fail, why not fix the problem now?” Knopp said, and explained that he felt it was better to ensure that the votes are there at the beginning than run into a problem at the end of the session. “As you can see, it’s been a little more problematic than we thought,” he added before taking questions from an energized audience. Knopp fielded more than 20 questions and statements

Central Peninsula Hospital Health Fair Central Peninsula Hospital is holding a Health Fair on March 23 from 8 a.m. to Noon in the River Tower on the CPH campus. Blood Chemistry Panels, Thyroid, Prostate, Vitamin D (D2&D3) and A1C tests will be available. You must be 18 years or older to have blood work done. Community health partners are invited to participate as a vendor. Contact Camille Sorensen at 714-4600 or for an application. Deadline for vendor registration is March 18.

KDLL Adventure Talks: Antarctica and back Join KDLL Adventure Talks at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center for photos and stories from Soldotna Dr. Kristin Mitchell, who just returned from a monthlong trip to Antarctica. And tune in to KDLL 91.9 FM at 10 a.m. Feb. 27 for an on-air interview with Dr. Mitchell about the Homeward Bound program, a leadership collaboration between women working in STEMM. Admission is free for KDLL members or $5 for nonmembers. For more information, visit or KDLL 91.9 FM on Facebook, or call Jenny at 283-8433.

Soldotna Library Friends board member Join the Soldotna Library Friends Board. We have board positions waiting for a volunteer to fill them. Contact 907-252-5812 for more information. Come to the Annual Meeting on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. at the Soldotna Public Library Joyce Carver Community Room.

KPC Showcase: “Have I Heard of You?” KPC Showcase presents: “Have I Heard of You?”: Writing What You Love and Publishing In An Ever Changing Market on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the McLane Commons at Kenai Peninsula College. When you tell someone you are a writer, common follow up questions usually include “Have I heard of you?” and “Can I find your stuff on Amazon?” If you aspire to be a published author, Dr. Casey J Rudkin and her writing and life partner James Rudkin have some suggestions for plotting a path through the uncertainty that is the ever changing publishing market. Writing under the pen name JC Rudkin, they will also have a short reading from their story “Your Plaintive Cries” from the recently published The Living Pulps edited by Oscar De Los Santos.

Humanist Happy Hour Humanist Happy Hour will take place on Thursday, Feb. 21 at Pizza Paradisos in Kenai at 6 p.m. Happy Hour is an informal gathering where freethinkers can get together and chat while enjoying good food and fine libations. No set topic or philosophical challenges, just a way to connect and to get to know one another! For more information please contact

Sterling Rec Center annual meeting Attention Sterling residents! Would you like to meet new people, have fun, and help make decisions on new and old programs for the Sterling Community Rec Center? The annual meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Sterling Community Center at 6 p.m. We need people that are interested in being on the Board of Directors to call the Center at 262-7224.

torily required recommendation on the proposed budget. Johnson said the board had tabled this decision. The education commissioner is selected by the state’s board of education, not appointed by the governor. Sen. Natasha Von Imhof, R-Anchorage, explained how spending has increased but the number of students has decreased since 2006. She said most of that is going toward employee benefits. In 2006, the state spent $302 million on benefits and in 2017 the state spent $596

million on employee benefits, a 97 percent increase. Imhof said 2017 was the most recent figures available. “Districts are spending less on books and curriculum and more on health care for their teachers. No fault, it just is what it is,” Von Imhof said. “So rather than just making a big cut across the board, say all 53 districts. ‘You’re your own.’ Maybe a better approach might’ve been let’s help you with our highest cost driver and see if we can as a state come up

with a solution that makes sense that helps everybody. I’m not really hearing that. I think that’s a problem.” Arduin responded saying the OMB does not have control over school districts and how they spend money. Hoffman told Johnson that Von Imhof makes a strong case that the administration is not coming forward in a constructive manner in order to address education problems. “It’s not always about the checkbook,” Hoffman said. “It can’t be only about the

checkbook.” Hoffman recommended Johnson fulfill his statutory obligation and bring his board together and make a recommendation on the education budget, rather than hide behind the Legislature and wait for it to make changes to the budget. “That is what the people of Alaska expect you to do, is to defend and preserve education for all the students of the state,” Hoffman said to Johnson. Toward the end of the meeting, Mike Barnhill, a

policy analyst at the OMB, said he would like to say he was happy to be at the finance meeting but that would not be true. “I think the conversation that just happened is incredibly important to Alaska,” said Barnhill. “There is literally no plan we can put before this committee to which there is some element, someone won’t hate.” The Senate Finance Committee will continue its review of the budget by department throughout the week.

during the town hall, with the topics ranging from Knopp’s recent actions to Gov. Dunleavy’s budget to reproductive rights. The first person to speak said that he understood Knopp’s position, but because of the way he handled things he has lost the respect of many in his district. “We don’t trust you now. That’s why most people are here,” the man said, referring specifically to when Knopp voted for himself after a surprise nomination that ultimately further delayed the House’s attempts to organize. “You played a trick that’s never been seen before in the history of this state, and that’s going to stick to you forever.” Knopp did not push back on this claim. “It was a trick. It was a sleight of hand. It was unplanned,” Knopp said. He maintained that his actions left the door open for a bipartisan coalition to form. Knopp also argued that he would have been setting the Republicans up to fail later in the session by voting for the Republican

nominee, Rep. Dave Talerico, R-Healy. The next citizen to speak was a former representative during Alaska’s 27th Legislature, and he called into question the usefulness of bipartisan coalitions in Alaska. “When I was in the Legislature, there was a bipartisan coalition in the Senate, and nothing got done,” said Alan Dick, who represented House District 6. “If you look at the history of bipartisan coalitions, I think you’ll find that this year’s will be as ineffective as ones in the past.” “There’s a bipartisan coalition every year,” replied Knopp. “The divide (this year) wasn’t on issues, it was on control of leadership.” He went on to explain that part of the deal in getting some of the Democratic House members to join the Majority Coalition was to split the six leadership roles evenly between the parties. Knopp maintained throughout the town hall that he knew of several Republicans who would not vote for Dunleavy’s budget its current form, and therefore a 21-person majority would have given any single member veto power. One attendee had a question about the fate of Dunleavy’s plan to give back the portion of PFD funds that have been withheld over the last few years, which was a key part of Dunleavy’s

campaign platform. “Will all the members of this bipartisan coalition vote for Dunleavy’s PFD plan?” the attendee asked. Knopp replied that this was not likely. “There’s no way that’s gonna happen… There are only three or four Republicans in the House who would support a full dividend,” Knopp said, stirring discontent with some members of the crowd. Knopp did not specify to whom he was referring, but said that he had spoken with all members and was certain that there was no consensus. Questions about Knopp’s loyalty to Dunleavy and to the Republican Party came in many forms, but several people also spoke out to commend the representative for his attempts at bipartisanship in lieu of towing the party line. Aside from the current events in the House of Representatives and the fate of Dunleavy’s budget, reproductive rights and the issue of abortion were also hot topics at the town hall. Initially, Knopp said that he would not be getting into the abortion debate on that evening, but eventually he fielded a few questions on the subject. One person asked if Knopp would support a bill that would make abortion totally illegal in all forms in the state of Alaska. Knopp said that he would most likely not support such

a bill and added that abortion is not a black-and-white issue. “I’m a Catholic, so I’m not in favor of abortion by any means. That being said, there’s a lot of merit in a woman’s right to choice.” When asked if he would support a bill that prohibits Medicaid funding from being used for abortion services, Knopp said he would support that bill and that he does not believe public funds should be used for abortion services. One person asked if Knopp would be willing to resign or wait for a recall. Knopp’s answer: “I’ll wait for the recall.” When questioned on his loyalty to the Republican Party, Knopp said repeatedly that he aligns with the Republican Party platform but is not the kind of politician to “tow the party line.” Knopp was also asked what he would do about the budget, since he stated that he felt Dunleavy’s

budget went too far. “I think he’s on the right track, but I don’t think we can do what he wants to do in a year. You can do a lot more damage than good trying to fix it all in one year,” Knopp said. Reactions to Knopp’s answers were mixed. While some conservatives and Republicans in the crowd felt that Knopp had dodged many of their questions and found the experience disappointing overall, Michelle Vasquez, Chair of the District 30 Democrats, said she was disappointed in how people conducted themselves while asking questions. “This is the first time I’ve seen such vitriol at an event like this,” Vasquez said. “I wish we would have stuck to the issues.” After the town hall ended, a petition was circulated calling for Knopp’s resignation, and those with protest signs were some of the last out the door.


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Serving the Kenai Peninsula since 1970 Jeff Hayden Publisher ERIN THOMPSON......................................................... Editor DOUG MUNN........................................... Circulation Director FRANK GOLDTHWAITE......................... Production Manager

A laska V oices D arren P latt

Alaska needs Ruffner on the Board of Fisheries There are few topics in Alaska

more divisive than our fisheries, and no fish divides us more than salmon. During its perilous migration journey, a spawning salmon must navigate an ocean filled with nets, hooks and countless predators before entering its native stream and miraculously evading every wading fisherman in search of a meal. I find it remarkable that any salmon is able to complete its spawning pilgrimage given the collective effort dedicated to capturing these fish. A witness to the hordes of sharp-elbowed dipnetters on the Kenai River might be under the impression that our fisheries are managed as an exploitive free-for-all; however, underlying every effort to harvest salmon is an intricately woven tapestry of rules, delicately balancing harvest and conservation in order to ensure that our salmon utilization provides sustained benefits to Alaskan residents in perpetuity. The Alaska Board of Fisheries (BoF) determines how and when fish can be caught and, of course, who gets to catch them. It is this last consideration, the question of who gets the fish, that creates the most contentious issues. One board member, Robert Ruffner, whose three-year term expires this spring, has played the role of neutral arbiter on a board otherwise consisting of user-group partisans. While the other six board members are easily categorized as sport, commercial, subsistence or enforcement affiliates, Ruffner has defied such characterization. As an avid sport fisherman with a strong scientific background, any user group knows they have chance pleading their case to Ruffner, just as long as they resort only to reason, law and the basics tenets of conservation when making their arguments. BoF meetings are regularly contentious in their settlement of allocative disputes. Feuding user groups behave like Serengeti scavengers picking away at the same carcass — vultures and hyenas ardently guarding their own scraps while jealously eying every bite taken by their counterparts, never seemingly satisfied to just enjoy their own meal. In their quest to increase their share of the harvest at the cost of all others, sport fishermen declare commercial fishermen to be greedy and rapacious, commercial fishermen portray sport users as delusional and entitled, and rural subsistence users claim supremacy over them all. In his nearly three years on the board, Ruffner has proven indispensable in arbitrating disputes between these groups, strictly focusing on science, reason and goodwill for Alaskans. As evidenced by his public deliberations and voting history (the BoF is extraordinarily transparent in their decision-making), Ruffner is not swayed by personal interests or affiliations. During his term on the board, Ruffner has played the critical role of the swing-voter who is guided largely by reason and a deliberative commitment to ensuring that our fisheries’ management adheres to the constitutionally mandated standard that Alaska’s natural resources be utilized “for the maximum benefit its people,” while granting “preferences among beneficial uses.” As the independent on the board, Ruffner’s vote isn’t swayed by whoever shouts the loudest during public testimony, or by any regional or professional alliance. His votes are guided by a greater sense of civic duty and an adherence to science.

The health care debate’s BS words

It’s already begun. With the first serious discussion of “Medicarefor-all,” meaning government-financed health care, and with the introduction of the so-called Green New Deal, those on the right, and even those who get away with describing themselves as “moderates” (as opposed, I suppose, to “IMmoderates”), are flinging around the Sword like it’s the ultimate pejorative. Oh F-word it, let’s be clear: They’re braying about — gasp — “SOCIALISM.” To borrow from the “The Music Man,” it starts with an “S” and that rhymes with “mess.” So, what is this scourge? (That also starts with an “S.” See how it all falls together?) My online dictionary defines “socialism” as, “A theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.” In the U.S. of A., socialism is routinely conflated by demagogues with the C-word, “communism,” or the M-word, “Marxism.” They are used as nouns or turned into adjectives like “commie plot” or “commie perverts” (sometimes pronounced “preverts”). So a departure from economic Darwinism is tarred as the road to ruin. Less government, in this rendering, is always better. It’s the American way. Any proposal to have the government participate in social services or economic regulation, such as would be the case in a “Medicare-for-all,”

the Green New Deal or raising taxes on the super-rich, is immediately attacked as “class warfare.” It’s not helped by the naivete of some of the proBob Franken posals. “Medicare-for-all,” for instance, is offered as a U.S. singlepayer proposition, managed by the feds with the elimination of insurance companies. It’s also vilified as incredibly expensive, a cost that would be borne by we the taxpaying people, all of us. Never mind that we pay private insurers exorbitant amounts for their unsatisfactory protections. Even if the charges are hidden as an employer benefit, that is part of our compensation in lieu of higher salaries. Additionally, the opener proposals are just that: openers. There are a variety of revisions possible. For instance, the insurance companies could keep their hands in the pot in the same way that they do with Medicare for senior citizens. Their Medicare Advantage substitutes for pure coverage offered by the government are preferred by more than a third of those eligible. To attract customers, they purport to offer more or better service. Another approach would be Medicare as an option, where the federal government would compete for coverage with private insurers. The customer could

decide which choice to make. The defenders of the dismal status quo sniff something like, “Do you want a bureaucrat to come between you and your doctor?” Folks, they already do. The bureaucrats in this case work for the profit-driven insurance companies. They’ll decide what they’ll pay for … or more often NOT pay for. Getting to the fundamental question of government taking over private services, we already have such socialism. Law enforcement is handled by the government; highways and other transportation needs are too. Our public education system is another one that’s paid for by taxes. Unfortunately, there are widespread problems with our public schools, partly because those who can afford to send their kids to private school do. Those parents, arguably the ones who might have the most power due to their economic status, opt out. Then the education charlatans move in to fill the void. So it is with the various climate and tax policies that are being proposed. The energy companies are quick to label any efforts to fix global warming “pie in the sky.” They’ll do so perhaps until our skies burn up. Same with higher taxes on the wealthy. “Ridiculous,” say the wealthy; “socialism,” say the politicians who get campaign contributions from them. It’s just a word, actually an Sword is. It’s inaccurate, or worse, the BS-words, which stands for bovine-something.

What others say

A public enemy finally gets his due El Chapo’s murderous Sinaloa drug cartel was based in Mexico, but for years its American nerve center was Chicago. His henchmen from the Little Village neighborhood, twin brothers Pedro and Margarito Flores, turned the city into a conduit for as much as 1,500 kilos of cocaine and heroin each month that would be distributed throughout the U.S. and Canada. Often, drugs sent to American cities were stashed behind fake walls or in crates of frozen fish or avocados shipped in boxcars and tractor-trailers. The twins from Chicago were business partners with the notorious drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo”

Guzman, but they also were his undoing. They flipped on him, secretly recording him and other cartel members. “Amigo!” Guzman said to one of the Flores brothers in Chicago in a recording of an intercepted phone call. “Here at your service.” Once atop a drug smuggling operation that spanned four continents, Guzman, 61, now faces spending the rest of his life in prison after his conviction Tuesday in a Brooklyn federal courtroom. The 5 1/2-foot kingpin’s “bloody reign,” said Richard Donoghue, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, “has come to an end, and the myth that he could not be brought to justice has

been laid to rest.” A declaration universally welcomed, but particularly in this city. A share of those drug shipments that came through Chicago stayed in Chicago. El Chapo’s evil stoked street violence and ruined the lives of countless youths here. In 2013, the Chicago Crime Commission branded Guzman “Public Enemy No. 1,” a designation the commission had used just once before — for Al Capone. His fate sealed, Guzman now can don a different number, the inmate kind, that comes with an orange jumpsuit.

In addition to his role on the board, Ruffner has been on Kenai planning commissions, has served as the chair of the Kenai Road Service Board, sat on the advisory panel for the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission and has spent 20 years as a member of the Kenai Watershed Forum. He also taught geology and physics at an Alaska community college. With his depth of knowl-

edge, civic commitment and steadfast impartiality, Ruffner has been the lynchpin of a well operating Board of Fisheries, and has proven critical in maintaining the board’s legacy as an effective and politically neutral institution. It is my hope that Gov. Mike Dunleavy and the Alaska Legislature realize that Ruffner is a consummate board member and a dedicated public servant.

Predictability and confidence in Alaska’s fisheries depend entirely on sustaining a neutral and balanced board. Retaining Ruffner as a qualified and dedicated board member should be a priority for all of our lawmakers, and they would be remiss not to support his reappointment and confirmation.

— Chicago Tribune, Feb. 12

Darren Platt is a commercial fisherman in Kodiak.


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N Carolina elections head says ballots handled illegally By EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. — A Republican operative conducted an illegal and wellfunded ballot-harvesting operation, North Carolina’s elections director said Monday, but the first session of a days-long hearing produced scant evidence that the GOP congressional candidate he worked for knew about it or even benefited. The director’s testimony came at the opening of a state elections board hearing into whether mail-in ballots were tampered with in the race for the state’s 9th congressional district seat that saw Republican Mark Harris narrowly defeat Democrat Dan McCready. The race wasn’t certified, leaving the country’s only congressional election without a declared winner. The elections board is expected to either declare a winner or order a new election after the hearing. “The evidence that we will provide today will show that a coordinated, unlawful and substantially resourced absentee ballot scheme operated in the 2018 general election” in rural Bladen and Robeson

counties, which are part of the congressional district, state elections director Kim Strach said. Harris held a slim lead over McCready in unofficial results following November’s election, but the state elections board refused to certify the contest after allegations of potential ballot manipulation surfaced. There wasn’t evidence presented Monday that the election irregularities were so widespread that it would overturn Harris’ 905 vote lead. The hearing will continue Tuesday and could continue beyond then. The investigation targeted a political operative working for Harris’ campaign named Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr. One witness, Kimberly Sue Robinson, said she turned over her signed, blank ballot to Dowless’ workers in an unsealed envelope. She said she’d done the same thing in previous elections, trusting Dowless would make good choices. The registered Republican’s vote was counted in November’s election. Dowless was hired to produce votes for Harris and Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVickers, but his methods last year included

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Lisa Britt answers a question by executive director of the Board of Elections Kim Strach during the public evidentiary hearing on the 9th Congressional District investigation at the North Carolina State Bar in Raleigh, N.C. (Juli Leonard/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)

paying people to visit potential voters who had received absentee ballots and getting them to hand over those ballots, whether completed or not, Dowless worker Lisa Britt testified. It’s illegal in North Carolina for anyone other than a guardian or close family member to handle a voter’s ballot. Dowless was called to testify late Monday, but his attorney said he wouldn’t do it without legal protection against prosecution for events he described. The board refused. Britt testified she collected about three dozen sometimes unfinished bal-

lots and handed them to Dowless, who kept them at his home and office for days or longer before they were turned in, said Britt, whose mother was formerly married to Dowless. While the congressional and sheriff’s races were almost always marked by voters who turned in unsealed ballots, Britt said she would fill in down-ballot local races — favoring Republicans — to prevent local elections board workers from suspecting Dowless’ activities. “Most people aren’t concerned with the school board or some of the other little people on there,” Britt said.

Trump sees ‘new day’ for Latin America at Miami rally By ZEKE MILLER Associated Press

MIAMI — President Donald Trump said Monday that “a new day is coming in Latin America,” as he sought to rally support among the largest Venezuelan community in the U.S. for opposition leader Juan Guaido. Speaking at Florida International University in Miami before large American and Venezuelan flags, Trump said the U.S. stands behind Guaido, whom the U.S. recognizes as the country’s rightful president, and condemns President Nicolas Maduro’s government and its socialist policies. As the monthslong political crisis stretched on, Trump delivered a public plea to Venezuela’s military to support Guaido’s government. The Venezuelan military could play a decisive role in the stalemate but has largely remained loyal to Maduro. Trump issued a dire warning to Venezuela’s military that if they continue to stand with Maduro, “you will find no safe harbor, no easy exit and no way out. You will lose everything.”

Members of the audience wave Venezuelan and American flags as President Donald Trump speaks to a Venezuelan American community at Florida Ocean Bank Convocation Center in Miami, Fla. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump added: “We seek a peaceful transition of power, but all options are open.” The military has blocked the U.S. from moving tons of humanitarian aid airlifted in recent days to the Colombian border with Venezuela. The aid shipments have been meant in part to dramatize the hyperinflation and shortages of food and medicine that are gripping Venezuela. Trump said of Maduro, “He would rather see his people starve than give them aid.” Maduro responded to Trump in comments broadcast on state television in which he criticized the U.S. president of speaking in

an “almost Nazi style” and lashed out at him for thinking he can deliver orders to Venezuela’s military. “Who is the commander of the armed forces, Donald Trump from Miami?” Maduro said. “They think they’re the owners of the country.” Critics say Maduro’s reelection last year was fraudulent, making his second term illegal. Venezuela’s power struggle is headed to a potentially violent showdown Saturday, when Guaido will try to run caravans of U.S. humanitarian aid across the Venezuelan border from Colombia. Maduro denies a humanitarian crisis exists, blaming

the Trump administration for mounting a coup against him. More than two million Venezuelans have fled the country in the last two years, most flooding across the border into Colombia, Brazil and Peru. Those left behind struggle to afford scarce supplies of food and medicine as inflation soars. Maduro maintains support from Russia, China and Turkey, while Guaido has won recognition from dozens of world leaders in Latin America and Europe, who are demanding that Maduro holds new elections or steps down. So far, Maduro isn’t budging. In a recent interview with The Associated Press, Maduro said Venezuela is ready to make an economic rebound once Trump removes his “infected hand” from the country that sits atop the world’s largest petroleum reserves. Trump urged the Venezuelan military to accept Guaido’s offer of amnesty and refrain from violence against those opposing Maduro’s government. And he praised the Venezuelan opposition, saying of the people of Venezuela, “They are turning the page on dictatorship and there will be no going back.”

Haitians seek water, food as businesses reopen after protest

Residents line up to buy propane gas in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery) By EVENS SANON and DANICA COTO Associated Press

P O RT- AU - P R I N C E , Haiti — Businesses and government offices slowly reopened across Haiti on Monday after more than a week of violent demonstrations by hundreds of thousands of protesters demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise over skyrocketing prices that have more than doubled for basic goods amid allegations of government corruption.

Public transportation resumed in the capital, Portau-Prince, where people began lining up to buy food, water and gasoline as crews cleared streets of barricades thrown up during the protests. Moise has refused to step down, though his prime minister, Jean-Henry Ceant, said over the weekend that he has agreed to reduce certain government budgets by 30 percent, limit travel of government officials and remove all non-essential privileges they enjoy, including phone

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cards. Ceant also vowed to investigate alleged misspending tied to a Venezuelan program that provided Haiti with subsidized oil and said he has requested that a court audit all stateowned enterprises. He also said he would increase the minimum wage and lower the prices of basic goods, although he did not provide specifics. Many Haitians remained wary of those promises, and schools remained closed on Monday amid concerns of more violence. “The government is making statements that are not changing anything at this point,” said Hector Jean, a moto taxi driver who was waiting for customers. He recently had to buy a gallon of gas for 500 gourdes ($6), more than twice what he normally pays, and he has been unable to find customers who can afford to pay higher fares. “It’s very hard to bring something home,” he said. “I have three kids.” Other goods in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest

nation have also doubled in price in recent weeks: A sack of rice now costs $18 and a can of dry beans around $7. In addition, a gallon of cooking oil has gone up to nearly $11 from $7. Inflation has been in the double digits since 2014, and the price hikes are angering many people in Haiti, where about 60 per cent of its nearly 10.5 million people struggle to get by on about $2 a day. A recent report by the U.S. Agency for International Development said about half the country is undernourished. Dozens of people on Monday stood outside a financial services company waiting to pick up money transfers from relatives abroad. Among them was 35-year-old Andre Simon, a taxi driver who had been standing in line for at least three hours and has been unable to work for more than a week. “I don’t have anything at home,” said Simon, who drives a small, brightly colored truck known as a tap-tap. “I need that money badly.”

The United Nations said Monday it hopes Yemen’s warring parties will immediately carry out an agreement to pull their forces out of the key port of Hodeida and two smaller ports, as well as a U.N. facility holding enough grain to feed 3.7 million people for a month. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq told reporters that implementation is key at Hodeida, which handles about 70 per cent of Yemen’s imports, the two other ports, and the Red Sea Mills, where the U.N. humanitarian chief has implored Houthi Shiite rebels to facilitate access. The conflict in Yemen began with the 2014 takeover of the capital, Sanaa, by the Iranian-backed Houthis, who toppled the government of Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. A Saudi-led coalition allied with Hadi’s internationally recognized government has been fighting the Houthis since 2015. The fighting in the Arab world’s poorest country has killed thousands of civilians and created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Millions suffer from food and medical care shortages and the country has been pushed to the brink of famine. The two sides reached agreement at U.N.-brokered talks Sunday on the first phase of a mutual pullout agreed to in Sweden in December from the port areas, which was seen as a key step in attempts to end the conflict. “It’s encouraging news that this has happened, as people had been losing faith in the process, causing fears that we’d soon see a return to combat in and around Hodeida,” said Peter Salisbury, a senior analyst at the Brussels-based International Crisis Group. He said the parties now need to implement the agreement, warning that “there is plenty of room for them to play games here, so we shouldn’t get overexcited.” British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt hailed their progress on Monday, tweeting that the agreement must be “swiftly finalized & implemented” and urging progress on the prisoner release. Haq said that on Sunday government and Houthi representatives also reached “some tentative agreements” on a second phase of additional withdrawals, and are going back to discuss the results with their leadership. “We hope to convene another meeting as soon as we can to move ahead on the second phase, and we’re hoping that that can be announced or held in the coming days or weeks,” he said. Haq said the first phase covers mutual redeployment from the smaller ports of Salif and Ras Issa as well as Hodeida and from “critical infrastructure,” including the Red Sea Mills. “We hope that now that we have the first phase agreed it will be carried out immediately,” Haq said. U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said in a statement on Feb. 7 that the U.N. and its humanitarian partners are scaling up to reach 12 million people in Yemen with emergency food, a 50-per cent increase over 2018 targets. He said the Red Sea Mills, in a governmentcontrolled area of Hodeida, holds critical supplies, but the U.N. has been unable to gain access since September while the grain possibly spoils in silos. He said the Houthis have refused to authorize the U.N. to cross front lines into government-controlled areas to access the Red Sea Mills, citing security concerns. Lowcock also deplored that two silos were hit by mortar shells last month and the resulting fire destroyed some grain — “probably enough to feed hundreds of thousands of people for a month.” U.N. envoy Martin Griffiths meanwhile departed from Sanaa on Monday, a day after meeting with rebel leader Abdul-Malek al-Houthi to discuss the situation in and around Hodeida.

Nigeria’s president tells security forces to be ‘ruthless’ UGHELLI, Nigeria — Nigeria’s president says security forces should be “ruthless” ahead of the country’s postponed election and that anyone who tries to disturb the vote “will do so at the expense of his own life.” President Muhammadu Buhari spoke Monday as both Nigeria’s ruling party and top opposition party condemned the last-minute decision to delay Saturday’s vote until Feb. 23. The president’s comments brought an outcry from some Nigerians since he signed a pledge last week to contribute to a peaceful election. But a ruling party chieftain in Rivers state, Eze Chukwuemeka, said the comments didn’t endorse “jungle justice, as some people are putting it. As leader, you don’t sit down and watch while your nation is going down the drain.” The electoral commission has allowed election campaigning to resume.

Suicide bomber kills 2 police by famed Cairo tourist market CAIRO — Egypt’s Interior Ministry says a suicide bomber killed two police officers and wounded three more while he was being pursued near Cairo’s famed Khan el-Khalili tourist marketplace. The Monday night explosion in the Gamaliya district was a rarity for a central area of the capital, after progress from a security crackdown under President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. A body was seen on the street behind areas cordoned off by dozens of police and soldiers after the explosion, which shattered windows and blew curtains off nearby balconies. Egypt’s renowned Al-Azhar mosque is nearby. Egypt is facing an Islamic State-led insurgency that is largely limited to the northern Sinai but which occasionally spills out to the mainland. —The Associated Press

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Bochy to retire after season SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Bruce Bochy has always managed with his gut. Those same instincts told him it’s nearly time to retire. Bochy announced Monday this will be his last season managing the San Francisco Giants, his 25th in all as a big league manager. He told the team before Monday’s spring training workout at Scottsdale Stadium. “In my mind it’s time,” he said. Bochy, who turns 64 on April 16, had offseason hip replacement surgery that has him moving more swiftly and he insists “the health’s great” and didn’t factor into the choice. He begins his 13th season with the Giants. He led the club to World Series championships in 2010, ‘12 and ‘14. “I’ve managed with my gut. I came up here in 2007 on my gut. So it’s a gut feeling it’s time,” Bochy said. “It’s been an unbelievable

ride. There’s so much in there to be grateful for, with the players, the city, the fans, my ride here. It’s time. I’ll stay in baseball and do something. ... I’m not going too far, trust me. I love this game. It’s been in my blood, so sure I’ll be doing something in another capacity and I look forward to it.” Bochy came to San Francisco from the San Diego Padres before the 2007 season, in time to watch Barry Bonds break Hank Aaron’s career home run record that August. He managed Matt Cain’s perfect game in 2012 and a pair of no-hitters by Tim Lincecum against the Padres in July 2013 and June ‘14. “This will give me time to go back and reflect and even watch some games and think about some of these great achievements and milestones these players have reached,” Bochy said. “I’ve always had a deep appreciation for the gifts and talents of these players. I See RETIRE, page A7


Virginia Tech forward Kerry Blackshear Jr. (24) and Virginia guard De’Andre Hunter (12) both grab the rebound in Blacksburg, Va., Monday.(AP Photo/Lee Luther Jr.)

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Racist emails prompt apology Tom Ricketts apologizes to Cubs players, staff MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts apologized to the team’s players and coaching staff at spring training on Monday for any distraction caused by offensive racist emails written by his father. “The emails that were in there were unacceptable and had no place. My father has no direct role or economic interest in the team. That doesn’t represent what this organization is,” Tom Ricketts said after addressing the team. “I also said: ‘Look, I’m sorry for the distraction this may have created the last couple days. We need to

On Tap Peninsula high school sports Tuesday Basketball Nikiski girls at Kenai, 6 p.m. Nikiski boys at Kenai, 7:30 p.m. Nanwalek boys at Ninilchik, 5:30 p.m. CIA girls at Soldotna JV, 4 p.m. CIA boys at Soldotna JV, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Basketball Homer girls at Nikolaevsk, 5:30 p.m. Nanwalek boys at Nikolaevsk, 7 p.m. Thursday Skiing State meet at Birch Hill, Fairbanks Boys 7.5-kilometer individual start classic, 11 a.m. Girls 5-kilometer individual start classic, 1 p.m. Basketball Nanwalek boys at Wasilla Lake, TBA CIA girls at Ninilchik, 5 p.m. CIA boys at Ninilchik, 6:30 p.m.

focus on baseball. We need to get back to our winning ways. We need to get off to a fast start.’ The last thing the organization needs is more off-the-field distractions.’” Joe Ricketts’ emails were published by Splinter News and included Islamophobic comments, such as “Islam is a cult and not a religion.” Other emails discussed conspiracies about former President Barack Obama’s birthplace and education. Tom Ricketts said he was surprised by the emails because “our family was never raised that way. I’ve never

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Kyle Guy scored 23 points and No. 3 Virginia pulled away in the second half to beat No. 20 Virginia Tech 64-58 on Monday night. Ty Jerome added 16 points and De’Andre Hunter had 10 for the Cavaliers (23-2, 11-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who swept the regularseason series with their state rivals and won for the sixth time in their last eight visits to Cassell Coliseum. Kerry Blackshear Jr. had 23 points and 13 rebounds for the Hokies (20-6, 9-5), who played their sixth game in a row without floor leader Justin Robinson (injured foot). Ahmed Hill added 16 points, but the Hokies made just 3 of 27 attempts from beyond the 3-point arc. NO. 22 WISCONSIN 64, ILLINOIS 58 MADISON, Wis. — Brad Davison scored 18 points, Khalil Iverson added 16 and Wisconsin held off Illinois. The Badgers (18-8, 10-5 Big Ten) ground out a win over Illinois (10-16, 6-9) with leading scorer Ethan Happ on the bench down the stretch. Happ, who averages 18 points,

scored just six points on 3-of-7 shooting, was 0 for 3 from the foul line and had three turnovers, including one just before he sat out the final minutes.

NO. 23 KANSAS STATE 65, WEST VIRGINIA 51 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Barry Brown scored 21 points and Kansas State remained atop the Big 12 standings. A 14-0 run midway through the second half, led by a couple of 3-pointers by Xavier Sneed, gave the Wildcats (206, 10-3) their sixth straight conference road win. After shooting poorly in the first half and only holding a two-point lead, Kansas State kept the Mountaineers (10-16, 2-10) at bay with 50 percent shooting in the final 20 minutes. Sneed added 19 points for Kansas State, including five 3-pointers. Dean Wade, who was questionable going into the game, scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds. Lamont West led West Virginia with 16 points. Women CORVALLIS, Ore. — Aleah Goodman had 22 points and No. 12 Oregon State snapped No. 2 Oregon’s 17-game winning streak with a 67-62 victory on Monday night.

It was just the second loss of the season for the Ducks, who defeated the Beavers 77-68 on Friday in the first game of the rivalry series. Oregon (242, 13-1 Pac-12) was hampered by the loss of starter Ruthy Hebard in the first half with what appeared to be a right knee injury. Destiny Slocum finished with 20 points and the Beavers (21-5, 11-3) preserved their nine-game winning streak over the Ducks at Gill Coliseum. Oregon hasn’t won in Corvallis since 2010.

No. 5 NOTRE DAME 95, No. 9 N.C. STATE 72 RALEIGH, N.C. — Arike Ogunbowale scored 22 points and Notre Dame took over with 12 unanswered points in a dominating third quarter to beat North Carolina State. Marina Mabrey added 21 points for the Fighting Irish (24-3, 11-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who led 41-36 at halftime. But it wasn’t long before Notre Dame’s offense got rolling at a fast-paced clip, frequently getting loose in transition to build a lead that steadily grew into a lopsided margin. Notre Dame scored 34 points in that third quarter and made 14 of 21 shots. That included 15 fast-break points, the last coming when Mabrey found Jackie Young for a transition layup

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Lightning skate past Blue Jackets By The Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Nikita Kucherov had two goals and three assists, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 Monday night for their sixth straight win. Brayden Point scored twice and Steven Stamkos also had a goal for the Lightning, who are 8-1-2 in their last 11 games. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 40 shots and got his 26th win. Kucherov now has 99 points to lead the league, with seven goals in the last five games. Lukas Sedlak scored and Joonas Korpisalo finished with 15 saves for the Blue Jackets, who had won four straight. Columbus outshot the Lightning 19-6 in the first period, but Kucherov scored twice. Stamkos made it 3-0 with just 28.1 seconds

Alex Iafallo and Ilya Kovalchuk left in the second, and Point scored had third-period goals for Los Angeles, twice in the third. Sedlak spoiled Vasilevskiy’s bid which is 0-3-2 in its last five. for a third consecutive shutout with BLACKHAWKS 8, 1:45 remaining. SENATORS 7

CAPITALS 3, KINGS 2 LOS ANGELES — Alex Ovechkin scored two power-play goals, and Washington beat Los Angeles. It was the 10th multi-goal game this season for Ovechkin, who leads the NHL with 42 goals. He has scored a goal in three straight games and has 12 points (five goals, seven assists) in the past eight games. He is on pace for 57 goals, which would be the secondmost in his 14-year career. He scored 65 goals in 2007-08. Brett Connolly scored Washington’s other goal and John Carlson had two assists to go over 300 for his career. Pheonix Copley made 26 saves for his third straight win.

CHICAGO — Alex DeBrincat had three goals and two assists, and Chicago held on to beat Ottawa for its ninth win in 11 games. Patrick Kane scored his 36th goal and added two assists to extend his point streak to 18 games — with 14 goals and 26 assists during the stretch— the longest by a player in the NHL this season. Dylan Strome also had a goal and two assists in his fourth three-point game since joining the Blackhawks on Nov. 25, and Brandon Saad, Gustav Forsling and Jonathan Toews also scored. The 21-year-old DeBrincat’s five points set a career high. His fourth NHL hat trick gives him 32 goals in his second season. Colin White had two goals and an

assist, Thomas Chabot scored twice, and Mark Stone, Bobby Ryan and Rudolfs Balcers also had goals for NHLworst Ottawa, which lost for the eighth time in its last 11.

BRUINS 6, SHARKS 5 SAN JOSE, Calif. — Charlie McAvoy scored his fourth goal of the season with 1:01 left in overtime and Boston beat San Jose in a game featuring two of the NHL’s hottest teams. The Bruins won their season-best sixth straight game and extended their point streak to 11 games (8-0-3). Boston moved to three points ahead of Toronto for second place in the Atlantic Division.


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Friday Skiing State meet at Birch Hill, Fairbanks Girls 7.5-kilometer mass start freestyle, 11 a.m. Boys 10-kilometer mass start freestyle, 1 p.m. Basketball ACS girls at Nikiski, 6 p.m. ACS boys at Nikiski, 7:30 p.m. Grace girls at Homer, 6:30 p.m. Grace boys at Homer, 8 p.m. Kenai girls at Seward, 6 p.m. Kenai boys at Seward, 7:30 p.m. Nanwalek boys at Birchwood Christian, TBA Saturday Basketball Soldotna girls at Kenai, 3 p.m. Soldotna boys at Kenai, 4:30 p.m. Grace girls at Nikiski, 3 p.m. Grace boys at Nikiski, 4:30 p.m. ACS girls at Homer, 2:30 p.m. ACS boys at Homer, 4 p.m. Skiing State at Birch Hill, Fairbanks Girls 4-by-3-kilometer mixed technique relay, 11 a.m. Boys 4-by-5-kilometer mixed technique relay, 1 p.m.

NASCAR needed action-packed Daytona 500 opener


im France told ‘em to race and NASCAR’s next generation didn’t disappoint. The Daytona 500 packed an unforeseen punch that, if nothing else, entertained Sunday’s sun-drenched, sold-out crowd at the famed “World Center of Racing.” There were a ton of wrecks, especially during the final 20 laps of regulation, which Kyle Busch described as the portion of the race in which “brains come unglued.” The crashes led to nearly 40 minutes of stoppage for cleanup — breaks so long race-winner Denny Hamlin claimed he twice fell asleep

in his Toyota. Hamlin led a clean sweep for Joe Gibbs Racing, which went 1-2-3 in an overtime finish that honored team co-founder J.D. Gibbs following his death last month from a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease. It was an emotional weekend at Daytona International Speedway for Joe Gibbs, who leaned on his eldest son to run their NASCAR operation while he coached the Washington Redskins. J.D. Gibbs was a driver, a tire changer, team executive, talent scout and the guy who discovered a struggling Virginia short track racer who is now

I n T he P its J enna F ryer a two-time Daytona 500 winner. Gibbs has three Super Bowl victories and three wins in NASCAR’s version of the Super Bowl, and he ranked Hamlin’s win “the most emotional and biggest win I’ve ever had in my life, in anything.” These are the moments when NASCAR shines bright, with a feel-good victory that honored a man who loved racing. The

shared moment for Gibbs, his family and his race team dwarfed the rest of the 500. There had been concern the main event might disappoint after three hohum exhibition races, but NASCAR got the event it needed to start its rebuilding season. France, the NASCAR chairman since August, used the prerace driver meeting to urge the full 40-car field to get up on the wheel and race. Drivers had spent the week in single-file lines, and only Hamlin and Chase Elliott had frequented the second, bottom lane, leading into the 500. “I hope a few of you

drivers out there will get down on the bottom with Denny and Chase and put on a good show today,” France said. Who knows if France’s request — it actually sounded as if he was asking for a favor — was the kick in the seat the drivers needed? They raced hard from the very start, tore up a couple million dollars’ worth of cars, and put on a rather memorable show. The overnight rating on Fox was up 8 percent from last year’s record low — up against the Winter Olympics — and early numbers indicated the Daytona 500 See PITS, page A7

Crawford nabs 6th in Little Su Staff report Peninsula Clarion

Kenai’s Mike Crawford led the Kenai Peninsula at the Little Su 50K on Saturday. In the men’s bike race, Crawford, 43, crossed the line at 2 hours, 33 minutes, 24 seconds to finish sixth. Crawford was in a lead pack of six racers, with Anchorage’s Jason Lamoreaux, 40, coming out on top of that group in 2:32:47. Kenai’s M. Scott Moon, 55, was 25th in 4:56:57. In the Sustina 100 men’s bike race, which is 100 miles, Homer’s Marc Romano, 49, finished 25th in 31:22:00, while Homer’s Aaron Christ, 49, was 27th in the same time. The winner was Anchorage’s Josh Chelf, 33, in 10:43:01.

Tour of Tsalteshi results get adjusted Staff report

Tour of Tsalteshi organizers made several changes to the results after the Clarion went to press Sunday night. The top five finishers in the women’s 20-kilometer freestyle are Kelli Boonstra in first, Mackenzie Barnwell in second, Amy Anderson in third, Kathy Sarns in fourth and Melissa Smith in fifth at 1 hour, 44 minutes and 42 seconds. The top three finishers in the men’s 20K freestyle are Todd Boonstra in first, Tony Eskelin in second and Dante Petri in third at 1:30:00. Also, Katrina Cannava bumped up to eighth in the women’s 20K classic with a time of 2:51:29.

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Scoreboard Basketball NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 43 16 .729 — Boston 37 21 .638 5½ Philadelphia 37 21 .638 5½ Brooklyn 30 29 .508 13 New York 11 47 .190 31½ Southeast Division Charlotte 27 30 .474 — Miami 26 30 .464 ½ Orlando 27 32 .458 1 Washington 24 34 .414 3½ Atlanta 19 39 .328 8½ Central Division Milwaukee 43 14 .754 — Indiana 38 20 .655 5½ Detroit 26 30 .464 16½ Chicago 14 44 .241 29½ Cleveland 12 46 .207 31½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division Houston 33 24 .579 San Antonio 33 26 .559 Dallas 26 31 .456 New Orleans 26 33 .441 Memphis 23 36 .390 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Denver 39 18 .684 Oklahoma City 37 20 .649 Portland 34 23 .596 Utah 32 25 .561 Minnesota 27 30 .474 Pacific Division Pct GB W L Golden State 41 16 .719 L.A. Clippers 32 27 .542 Sacramento 30 27 .526 L.A. Lakers 28 29 .491 Phoenix 11 48 .186

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Sunday’s Games 2019 NBA All-Star Game Team LeBron West 178, Team Giannis East 164 Monday’s Games No games scheduled. Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled. Wednesday’s Games No games scheduled. Thursday’s Games Miami at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. Phoenix at Cleveland, 3 p.m. Portland at Brooklyn, 3:30 p.m. Boston at Milwaukee, 4 p.m. Houston at L.A. Lakers, 6:30 p.m. Sacramento at Golden State, 6:30 p.m. All Times AST

Women’s AP Top 25

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consider myself fortunate to have managed players like a Bonds and Lincecum.” Every other manager with three or more titles has been inducted into the Hall of Fame. “I haven’t even thought about that,” Bochy said. Giants CEO Larry Baer already envisions a place in Cooperstown for Bochy. “Words cannot adequately express the amount of admiration, gratitude and respect the Giants family has for Bruce Bochy,” Baer said in a statement.

25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Baylor (26) 23-1 698 2. Oregon (2) 24-1 672 3. UConn 23-2 638 4. Louisville 23-2 610 5. Notre Dame 23-3 596 6. Mississippi St. 23-2 555 7. Stanford 21-4 475 8. Maryland 23-3 458 9. N.C. State 22-2 455 10. Iowa 21-5 439 11. Marquette 22-4 437 12. Oregon St. 20-5 413 13. South Carolina 19-6 398 14. Miami 22-5 350 15. Gonzaga 23-3 275 16. Kentucky 21-5 261 17. Arizona St. 18-6 247 18. Syracuse 19-6 232 19. Texas 20-6 225 20. Iowa St. 19-6 155 21. Texas A&M 19-6 117 22. Florida St. 21-5 106 23. South Dakota 23-3 90 24. Drake 19-5 40 25. Rice 22-3 30

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Others receiving votes: Missouri 29, Rutgers 29, West Virginia 19, Minnesota 11, UCLA 9, Michigan St. 7, Boise St. 5, BYU 4, Clemson 4, Kansas St. 4, South Dakota St. 4, Cent. Michigan 1, DePaul 1, Florida Gulf Coast 1.

Men’s Top 25

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 17, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Duke (58) 23-2 1594 2 2. Gonzaga (6) 25-2 1502 3 3. Virginia 22-2 1476 4 4. Kentucky 21-4 1383 5 5. Tennessee 23-2 1376 1 6. Nevada 24-1 1240 7 7. Michigan 23-3 1150 6 8. North Carolina 20-5 1129 8 9. Houston 25-1 1085 9 10. Michigan St. 21-5 1046 11 11. Marquette 21-4 987 10 12. Kansas 20-6 801 14 13. LSU 21-4 773 19 14. Texas Tech 21-5 733 15 15. Purdue 18-7 699 12 16. Florida St. 20-5 525 17 17. Villanova 20-6 519 13 18. Louisville 18-8 507 16 19. Iowa St. 19-6 426 23 20. Virginia Tech 20-5 408 22 21. Iowa 20-5 389 21 22. Wisconsin 17-8 250 20 23. Kansas St. 19-6 249 18

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heard my father say anything that was even remotely racist. It just isn’t our family values.” Joe Ricketts, who founded TD Ameritrade, apologized. Tom Ricketts said in statement that his father’s emails don’t reflect the

24. Maryland 25. Buffalo

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Others receiving votes: Cincinnati 99, Wofford 32, Auburn 21, Washington 20, Mississippi St. 2, St. John’s 2, Mississippi 1, Yale 1.

Men’s Scores EAST Boston U. 70, Holy Cross 60 Kansas St. 65, West Virginia 51 SOUTH MVSU 70, Southern U. 59 NC Central 98, Howard 90 Norfolk St. 76, NC A&T 58 Prairie View 92, Grambling St. 87 SC State 57, Florida A&M 54 Savannah St. 79, Bethune-Cookman 70 Texas Southern 77, Jackson St. 65 Virginia 64, Virginia Tech 58 MIDWEST Wisconsin 64, Illinois 58 SOUTHWEST Ark.-Pine Bluff 73, Alcorn St. 62 Oklahoma St. 68, TCU 61 FAR WEST E. Washington 82, Idaho 57

Women’s Scores EAST Bryant 68, Fairleigh Dickinson 48 LIU Brooklyn 69, Sacred Heart 64 Mount St. Mary’s 81, Wagner 66 Robert Morris 66, St. Francis (Pa.) 60 St. Francis Brooklyn 70, CCSU 58 SOUTH Bethune-Cookman 68, Savannah St. 47 Georgia 78, Mississippi 56 Grambling St. 73, Prairie View 57 Howard 80, NC Central 70 Jackson St. 73, Texas Southern 64 NC A&T 49, Norfolk St. 44 Notre Dame 95, NC State 72 SC State 61, Florida A&M 48 Southern U. 67, MVSU 46 MIDWEST N. Illinois 77, W. Michigan 64 Rutgers 69, Indiana 61 SOUTHWEST Ark.-Pine Bluff 66, Alcorn St. 57 FAR WEST Idaho 75, E. Washington 74 Oregon St. 67, Oregon 62


values of the Cubs. “The fact is he acknowledged that they were inappropriate emails and expressed regret. He apologized. Those aren’t the values that my family was raised with,” Tom Ricketts said. “His statements, both of them, are good, and fair. He acknowledges that those kind of statements cause pain. But I love him. He’s my dad. He’s a great man.

Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 60 45 11 4 94 237 160 Boston 60 35 17 8 78 181 155 Toronto 58 36 19 3 75 206 164 Montreal 59 31 21 7 69 176 174 Buffalo 58 28 23 7 63 168 181 57 25 24 8 58 177 197 Florida Detroit 60 23 29 8 54 168 199 Ottawa 59 22 32 5 49 186 219 Metropolitan Division N.Y. Islanders 58 35 17 6 76 169 138 Washington 60 33 20 7 73 202 191 Columbus 58 33 22 3 69 186 177 Pittsburgh 59 31 21 7 69 206 184 Carolina 59 31 22 6 68 173 165 Philadelphia 59 28 24 7 63 176 196 N.Y. Rangers 58 25 25 8 58 170 194 New Jersey 59 23 28 8 54 173 204

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division Winnipeg 59 36 19 4 76 202 171 61 34 22 5 73 186 160 Nashville St. Louis 58 31 22 5 67 174 162 Dallas 58 29 24 5 63 145 149 Minnesota 59 27 26 6 60 164 176 Colorado 59 24 24 11 59 189 192 60 25 26 9 59 200 223 Chicago Pacific Division Calgary 59 36 16 7 79 217 176 San Jose 60 35 17 8 78 219 190 Vegas 61 32 25 4 68 180 172 Vancouver 60 26 27 7 59 170 188 Arizona 59 26 28 5 57 154 172 Anaheim 59 23 27 9 55 133 187 Edmonton 58 24 29 5 53 163 195 Los Angeles 59 23 30 6 52 143 182 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Top three teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffs. Monday’s Games Calgary 5, Arizona 2 Tampa Bay 5, Columbus 1 Chicago 8, Ottawa 7 Colorado 3, Vegas 0 Boston 6, San Jose 5, OT Washington 3, Los Angeles 2 Tuesday’s Games Buffalo at Florida, 3 p.m. Tampa Bay at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. Pittsburgh at New Jersey, 3 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Carolina, 3 p.m. Columbus at Montreal, 3:30 p.m. Toronto at St. Louis, 4 p.m. Anaheim at Minnesota, 4 p.m. Nashville at Dallas, 4:30 p.m. Arizona at Edmonton, 5 p.m. All Times AST

Transactions BASEBALL American League KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with LHP Tim Hill and RHPs Heath Fillmyer, Jakob Junis, Trevor Oaks, Glenn Sparkman and Josh Staumont on oneyear contracts. TEXAS RANGERS-Signed OF

He’s done incredible things. He’s helped children all over the world through his charities.” Tom Ricketts insisted he can’t do anything about the emails now but can use this situation as an opportunity for positive action. The Cubs and the Chicago office of the Council on AmericanIslamic Relations announced Tom Ricketts had met with lead-

Ben Revere to a minor league contract. National League NEW YORK METS — Signed SS Adeiny Hechavarria to a minor league contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Signed RHP Rookie Davis to a minor league contract. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Signed OFs Cameron Maybin and Gerardo Parra to minor league contracts. Announced the retirement of manager Bruce Bochy, effective at the end of the season. FOOTBALL National Football League GREEN BAY PACKERS — Promoted Chris Gizzi to strength and conditioning coordinator. HOCKEY National Hockey League EDMONTON OILERS — Recalled RW Josh Currie from Bakersfield (AHL). Placed Fs Jujhar Khaira and Jesse Puljujarvi on injured reserve. Activated D Andrej Sekera from injured reserve. FLORIDA PANTHERS — Recalled F Patrick Bajkov from Florida (ECHL) to Springfield (AHL). NEW YORK RANGERS — Acquired D Darren Raddysh from Chicago for C Peter Holland. SAN JOSE SHARKS — Reassigned C Dylan Gambrell to San Jose (AHL). American Hockey League BELLEVILLE SENATORS — Assigned G Jake Paterson to Brampton (ECHL). COLORADO EAGLES — Assigned F Caleb Herbert to Utah (ECHL). PROVIDENCE BRUINS — Recalled D Joel Messner from Atlanta (ECHL). ROCKFORD ICEHOGS — Assigned D Josh McArdle to Indy (ECHL). STOCKTON HEAT — Assigned F Zach Fischer to Rapid City (ECHL). TUCSON ROADRUNNERS — Returned F Domenic Alberga to Norfolk (AHL). SOCCER Major League Soccer LOS ANGELES FC — Acquired G Pablo Sisniega from Real Sociedad (La Liga-Spain). NEW YORK RED BULLS — Signed D Aaron Long to a multiyear contract. ORLANDO CITY — Signed F Nani to a three-year contract. COLLEGE ST. ANDREWS — Promoted associate athletic director Elizabeth Burris to director of athletics.

ers of several Muslim groups in what the team said was a step to take “genuine, meaningful and visible steps toward combating Islamophobia, bigotry and racism.” “We’ll follow through on all that stuff. The fact is it’s just kind of fresh. We want to make sure we do it right. We’ll make sure that our actions back up our words,” Tom Ricketts said.

Focus shifts to Murray’s height Today in History FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Now that Kyler Murray has decided to play in the NFL instead of reporting to spring training as a first-round draft pick by baseball’s Oakland Athletics, the questions can shift to the Heisman Trophy winner’s height. The former Oklahoma star says everyone will get their answer at the NFL combine next week. And that was after Murray listed himself at 5-foot-10 Monday before accepting the Davey O’Brien Award as the nation’s top college quarterback. “I’ve been a 5-10 projected in the first (round), I mean, that’s crazy to me, the fact that I’m already projected that high,” Murray said. “I’m not over 6-foot. I haven’t seen that since I’ve been alive.”

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The 21-year-old who won three state championships and didn’t lose a game as a high school quarterback in the Dallas area said football became a factor in his decision simply because he finally had a chance to play again. After signing a contract for a $4.66 million signing bonus as the ninth overall pick in June by Oakland, Murray led Oklahoma to the College Football Playoff in his only season as the starter while posting the second-best passer efficiency rating in Bowl Subdivision history. Before throwing for 4,361 yards and 42 touchdowns and running for 1,001 yards and 12 scores, Murray’s only extensive college experience was a rough freshman season at Texas

earlier in an exhibition race, then Menard triggered a 21-car accident on Sunday. Continued from page A6 It ended DiBenedetto’s day and gave the race the was trending toward the indelible demolition derby top-rated sports event of moment that will surely be weekend. used in marketing camSome takeaways: paigns to come. — Matt DiBenedetto led — Hendrick Motorsa race-high 49 laps in his ports had the front row at debut for mid-pack Leavine the start of the race but it Family Racing. The team was Johnson, in a battered now has crew chief Mike Chevrolet, who led the Wheeler, who won Hamcamp with a ninth-place lin’s first Daytona 500 four finish. Only 14 cars finyears ago, and a Toyota ished on the lead lap, which partnership that gave helped Johnson and others DiBenedetto a chance to salvage otherwise diffiwin “The Great American cult races. Same for Kyle Race.” Larson, who was involved — Paul Menard was in three different incidents ensnared in both the big and still finished seventh. wrecks at Speedweeks. Jim- “What a gnarly night,” said mie Johnson crashed him to Johnson. deny Menard a win a week — Ford was heavily fa-

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scored his first NHL goal, Semyon Varlamov stopped 40 shots for his second shutout of the season and Colorado ended a six-game home skid. Tyson Jost and Matt Calvert also scored as the Avalanche won their first game at the Pepsi Center since Jan. 19. Agozzino also added an assist.

A&M in 2015. After transferring to Oklahoma, he was the backup to 2017 Heisman winner Baker Mayfield, the top pick in last year’s draft. “Obviously my career as far as the early stages of my college career, it wasn’t looking too hot,” said Murray, who like Mayfield lost in the CFP semifinals. “And then after this past season, it was to go in and kind of put myself in the best possible situation. I think I did pretty well.” Murray said he hasn’t decided the specifics of his participation in the NFL combine, but Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley believes his time in the 40-yard dash could be an eye-opener. Murray said it’s been “two, three years” since ran a 40, at 4.3 seconds.

vored to win the race in its debut of the Mustang and Logano was fantastic in trying to chase down Hamlin in overtime. Logano wound up fourth — annoyed fellow Ford driver Michael McDowell did not push him at the end — in the lone bright spot for the manufacturer. It was a rough race for Stewart-Haas Racing, which had three drivers in contention for the victory until the late wrecks, and wound up with four crashed race cars. — Small teams had big days , led by McDowell in fifth for Front Row Motorsports. Eight of the 40 drivers were making their Daytona 500 debut and Ryan Preece, a short-track star from New England, impressed with

Malcolm Subban had 35 saves for a Golden Knights team that’s now dropped eight of their last 11 games. Subban started back-to-back games for the first time all season with Vegas electing to rest MarcAndre Fleury.

an eighth-place finish for JTG Daugherty Racing. Watermelon farmer Ross Chastain, in one of the slowest cars in the field, finished 10th. The race, which clocked in at 3 hours, 45 minutes not including the stoppage time, was not the cleanest or the prettiest but it certainly was not dull. “Anybody who thought they were going to line up and ride around the top for the Daytona 500 for 490 miles doesn’t know the competitive nature of these guys,” said crew chief Chris Gabehart, a winner in his debut with Hamlin. “The Daytona 500 with everybody out there trying to get after it, it’s not going to be boring.”

Mark Giordano also had a goal and an assist, and Derek Ryan and Austin Czarnik had the other goals for the Flames, who won their second straight to improve to 3-3-2 since the All-Star break. Elias Lindholm assisted on both third-period goals, Rasmus Andersson also had two assists, and Mike Smith stopped 27 shots in his FLAMES 5, COYOTES 2 third straight start (2-0-1). Conor Garland and Jordan Weal scored CALGARY, Alberta — Michael Frolik for the Coyotes. Calvin Pickard finished and Mikael Backlund each had a goal and with 29 saves in his third start for Arizona an assist in the third period to help Calgary since being claimed off waivers from Philbeat Arizona. adelphia on Nov. 29.

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2019. There are 315 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 19, 1968, the children’s program “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” created by and starring Fred Rogers, made its network debut on National Educational Television, a forerunner of PBS, beginning a 31-season run. On this date: In 1473, astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was born in Torun, Poland. In 1807, former Vice President Aaron Burr, accused of treason, was arrested in the Mississippi Territory, in present-day Alabama. (Burr was acquitted at trial.) In 1846, the Texas state government was formally installed in Austin, with J. Pinckney Henderson taking the oath of office as governor. In 1881, Kansas prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages. In 1934, a blizzard began inundating the northeastern United States, with the heaviest snowfall occurring in Connecticut and Massachusetts. In 1942, during World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which paved the way for the relocation and internment of people of Japanese ancestry, including U.S.-born citizens. Imperial Japanese warplanes raided the Australian city of Darwin; at least 243 people were killed. In 1945, Operation Detachment began during World War II as some 30,000 U.S. Marines began landing on Iwo Jima, where they commenced a successful month-long battle to seize control of the island from Japanese forces. In 1963, “The Feminine Mystique” by Betty Friedan was first published by W.W. Norton & Co. In 1986, the U.S. Senate approved, 83-11, the Genocide Convention, an international treaty outlawing “acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group,” nearly 37 years after the pact was first submitted for ratification. In 1997, Deng Xiaoping (dung shah-oh-ping), the last of China’s major Communist revolutionaries, died at age 92. In 2006, Israel halted the transfer of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax money to the Palestinians after Hamas took control of the Palestinian parliament. In 2008, an ailing Fidel Castro resigned the Cuban presidency after nearly a half-century in power; his brother Raul was later named to succeed him. Ten years ago: President Barack Obama made a quick visit to Canada, his first trip outside the U.S. since taking office; he reassured Prime Minister Stephen Harper that the U.S. was not cultivating a protectionist streak despite its economic difficulties. A jury in Moscow voted unanimously to acquit three men in the killing of investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya. Five years ago: President Barack Obama, in Mexico for a North American summit, urged Ukraine to avoid violence against peaceful protesters or face consequences; shortly after Obama’s remarks, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s office said he and opposition leaders had agreed on a truce. On Day 13 of the Sochi Games, Norway won the first Olympic mixed relay in biathlon and Ole Einar Bjoerndalen became the most decorated Winter Olympian ever with 13 medals. Ted Ligety won the giant slalom, becoming the first American man to win two Olympic gold medals in Alpine skiing. One year ago: Syrian government forces began a bombing campaign in the northeastern suburbs of Damascus, the last major stronghold for rebels in the area of the capital; the campaign left hundreds dead. President Donald Trump endorsed Mitt Romney in Utah’s Senate race, another sign that the two Republicans were burying the hatchet after a strained relationship. The U.S. women’s Olympic hockey team reached the title game, shutting out Finland 5-0 in the semifinals. A French ice dancer at the Winter Olympics in South Korea suffered a wardrobe malfunction when her glittering emerald costume came unhooked at the neckline, exposing her left breast live on television; Gabriella Papadakis and her partner still managed to finish the program in second place. Today’s Birthdays: Singer Smokey Robinson is 79. Actress Carlin Glynn is 79. Former Sony Corp. Chairman Howard Stringer is 77. Singer Lou Christie is 76. Actor Michael Nader is 74. Rock musician Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell) is 71. Actor Stephen Nichols is 68. Author Amy Tan is 67. Actor Jeff Daniels is 64. Rock singer-musician Dave Wakeling is 63. Talk show host Lorianne Crook is 62. Actor Ray Winstone is 62. Actor Leslie David Baker is 61. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is 60. Britain’s Prince Andrew is 59. Tennis Hall of Famer Hana Mandlikova is 57. Singer Seal is 56. Actress Jessica Tuck is 56. Country musician Ralph McCauley (Wild Horses) is 55. Rock musician Jon Fishman (Phish) is 54. Actress Justine Bateman is 53. Actor Benicio Del Toro is 52. Actress Bellamy Young is 49. Rock musician Daniel Adair is 44. Pop singer-actress Haylie Duff is 34. Actress Arielle Kebbel is 34. Christian rock musician Seth Morrison (Skillet) is 31. Actor Luke Pasqualino is 29. Actress Victoria Justice is 26. Actor David (dah-VEED’) Mazouz (TV: “Gotham”) is 18. Actress Millie Bobby Brown is 15. Thought for Today: “Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first time or the last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.” -- Betty Smith, American author (1896-1972).

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One nice turn grows awkward when friend asks too much so is NOT being a “bad friend.” DEAR ABBY: Please settle this between my sister and me. My sister carries about 25 credit cards in her purse. Recently she replaced the cardholder she keeps in her purse. I use an RFID wallet and purse, and I explained to her why I Abigail Van Buren chose them. These products protect my identity from scammers. She says I’m being obsessive and worry too much. In today’s world, you can’t be too cautious. Abby, what are your thoughts on this? -- PROTECTING MY IDENTITY DEAR PROTECTING: I agree you can never be too security conscious. Why your sister would carry 25 credit cards with her at once is surprising, and I’m not sure it’s wise. If something should happen to her purse -- Radio Frequency ID-blocking wallet or not -- she would be up a creek. I hope she keeps copies of her cards and numbers in a separate, secure location in case she needs to cancel them. DEAR ABBY: A woman I know has ALS, and I want to help. I write medical articles, so read-

ing and explaining new research is a useful skill I have. She has told only a small number of friends that she has the condition, and I learned about it by accident. It seems silly to me to keep pretending I don’t know when everyone else around her does. When I showed her a summary of a research article on ALS, she said she didn’t know why I was showing it to her. As long as I know anyway, I wish I could be let in on the secret so I can be helpful. Any ideas? -- HELPER IN CALIFORNIA DEAR HELPER: Yes. You may be well intentioned, but you need to back off. When you put your foot in the door, it was shut firmly in your face. Now it’s time to respect her privacy. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For an excellent guide to becoming a better conversationalist and a more sociable person, order “How to Be Popular.” Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $8 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.) Hints from Heloise

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019: his year, you can swing from one perspective to the opposite point of view and back again. If single, you will want to relate to someone who enjoys your many facets. You are likely to meet this person closer to your next birthday. If attached, the two of you could flip from one interest to another. Life will be exciting. Trust VIRGO to be practical. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH Some of you might put the finishing touch on a project. Others will enjoy their popularity, even if you feel a pull and tug from different people. Plan your weekend schedule with care. Tonight: A discussion might be serious, yet the end results are worth it. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHH Your innate inclination is to stay close to home. Unless your workplace is “homey,” you might be uncomfortable hanging there. As a result, grumpiness might become an undertone of the day. If you can work from home, do. Tonight: All smiles. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHHH Your unusual ingenuity comes through once more. Be willing to give 100 percent when dealing with real estate and/or your home. Be careful to keep your feelings clear; a misunderstanding could be painful. Give a loved one or associate space. Tonight: Hang with friends. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HH Refuse to allow another person to interfere with a project. Feelings run high. Others believe they have the answer. Understand the situation surrounding a work project. Follow your instincts. Tonight: Hang out. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHH Be aware of the costs of proceeding as you have. Your emotions will push you into overindulging, overspending and not knowing how to get on your desired path. A boss could become aggravated at what he or she sees. You know how to handle this person. Tonight: Out and about. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHHH You could feel pulled in one direction and then another. Your fiery


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side could be triggered by a loved one or associate. Do not take a child’s or loved one’s tantrum as seriously as he or she might like. This person might be letting off steam. Tonight: In the whirlwind of the moment. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHH You might feel uneasy, as you sense an undercurrent around you. As hard as you try, you might not be able to discover what is going on. Do not let this situation bother you. Focus on a matter that you can deal with by yourself. Tonight: In the whirlwind of the moment. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHHH Zero in on priorities. Your imagination flows into romance or affects how you eye someone in your daily life. You might hesitate to say what you want, though eventually you will reveal what is on your mind. Tonight: Let the fun begin! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHH You might be on top of a difficult situation. Your ability to work through a problem might be heightened, as you see many contingencies and possibilities. Know that you are carrying a lucky rabbit’s foot in your back pocket. Tonight: Take a leap of faith. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH You see a personal matter in a far different light than those around you. Understand what is happening. Kick back, listen and perhaps ask a question or two to get to the bottom of a problem. Tonight: Speak your mind. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20- Feb. 18) HHHH No matter the issue or situation, you gain through one-on-one relating. The other party might reveal more of him- or herself in that atmosphere. You could be tired of feeling distant from a specific person. Tonight: Opt for togetherness. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHHH Defer to another person. You might want to take a stand but feel as if it is not your place. Do it anyway. Others need to know where you stand. Tonight: If the invitation seems too good to be true, give up being a skeptic. Go for it. BORN TODAY Sports commissioner Roger Goodell (1959), rapper Immortal Technique (1978), singer Seal (1963)


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Police reports n On Feb. 13 at about 3:10 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a disturbance at a residence in Kenai. Troopers arrived on scene, and investigation revealed that Jaime Landt, 27, of Nikiski, had assaulted a female and that Taylor McCoy, 26, of Kenai, had damaged property belonging to the same female who was assaulted. Landt was charged and issued a summons for fourth-degree assault. McCoy was arrested for fifth-degree criminal mischief (domestic violence). McCoy was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility and held without bail. n On Feb. 12 at 9:19 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a report on Ravenquest Avenue that an intoxicated female had knocked on a door and said her vehicle was in a ditch. Investigation indicated that Francine Wannquist-Chisum, 48, of Seward, had driven her vehicle while impaired. She was arrested for driving under the influence and refused to provide an adequate breath sample. She was taken to the Seward Jail on charges of driving under the influence and refusal. n On Feb. 7 at 5:41 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report from an individual that a window had been broken out of his Jeep while it was parked at Bayview Trailer Court. Investigation showed the passenger’s side rear window of the vehicle had been broken, but the method by which it was broken was indeterminate. n On Feb. 14 at 12:13 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team responded to a report of a disturbance occurring at a residence located on Mark Boulevard in Nikiski. Upon arrival, troopers contacted Daniel Lee Dickinson, 40, of Nikiski. Investigation revealed that a physical altercation occurred between Dickinson and the victim. Dickinson was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail on the charge of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence). n On Feb. 7 at about 7:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to suspicious footprints at a residence on Rhines Road in Nikiski. Investigation revealed that the residence had been burglarized. The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information regarding the burglary is requested to contact the Alaska State Troopers at 907-262-4453 or Peninsula Crime Stoppers at 907-283-8477. n On Feb. 12 at about 11:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence off Calla Lilly Court in Soldotna for report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed that Chad Cunningham, 52, of Soldotna, had assaulted a female. Cunningham was contacted about two miles away in his vehicle. Further investigation revealed that Cunningham was driving while impaired. Cunningham was arrested and charged with domestic violence fourth-degree assault, fifth-degree criminal mischief, and driving under the influence and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail. n Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, investigated a report of someone having dumped a moose gut pile, head, hooves, and hide on Deniigi Way in Sterling, off Kenai Keys Road.

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n On Feb. 11 at 10:55 p.m., Soldotna police received a report of a disturbance that had occurred earlier in the evening at a residence on Shady Lane. Investigation led to the arrest of Derek Williams, 29, of Soldotna, for third-degree assault and first-degree harassment. Williams was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail. n On Feb. 9 at 12:36 a.m., Soldotna police responded to the Central Peninsula Hospital for a trespassing complaint. Philip Fabinski, 61, of Kenai, was arrested for second-degree criminal trespass and disorderly conduct and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. n On Feb. 6 at 12:28 a.m., Soldotna police responded to a residence on Tern Circle for a disturbance. Suzanne Ackerman, 31, of Soldotna, was arrested for fourth-degree assault and violating her court-ordered conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail. n On Feb. 13 At 10:54 p.m., a Kenai police officer conducted a traffic stop near Highbush Lane on a vehicle that briefly eluded the officer. After stopping the vehicle, contacting the driver, and further investigation, Jason W. Ireland, 42, of Kenai, was arrested for felony driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. n On Feb. 12 at 11:39 p.m., Kenai police received a report of a disturbance between a male and female at a residence. Officers arrived, contacted both parties involved and, after investigation, Russell L. Hanson, 34, of Kenai, was arrested for third-degree criminal mischief (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. n On Feb. 11 at 8:48 p.m.. Kenai police received a report of suspicious activity in a vehicle at a local business. Officers arrived and located the vehicle and spoke to the occupants. After investigation, Carisa D. Rodriguez, 43, of Soldotna, was arrested for fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. n On Feb. 11 at 7:42 p.m., Kenai police received a report about an individual who was in a local business and who had previously been trespassed. Officers arrived, contacted the individual and, after confirming the advisement, Joseph Chikoyak, 44, of Kenai, was arrested and charged with second-degree criminal trespass, concealment of merchandise, and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. n On Feb. 12 at 12:03 p.m., Alaska State Troopers were at a residence in Soldotna and contacted William Samson 60, of Soldotna. Soldotna Dispatch confirmed that Samson had an active warrant for petition to revoke probation and failing to contact Wildwood Pretrial Facility, no bail, 10 days to serve. Samson was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. n On Feb. 9 at about 12:00 p.m., Deja Knafel, 28, of Seward, contacted the Alaska State Troopers and stated that she had a warrant for her arrest that she would like to clear. Troopers met her at the Seward Jail, where she was arrested on the following warrants: $250 felony warrant for failure to appear on original charges of second-degree, third-degree and fourth-degree theft and $250 felony warrant for failure to ap-

pear on original charges of second-degree theft, second-degree forgery, third-degree fraudulent use of an access device. She produced the required bail, was released, and the warrants cleared. n On Feb. 10 at 12:12 a.m., Soldotna based Alaska State Troopers responded to a disturbance in the area of Sandhill Crane Loop in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Aaron Bullard, 55, of Soldotna, had placed a person in imminent fear of physical injury and had caused damage to property. Bullard was arrested for fourthdegree assault (domestic violence) and fifth-degree criminal mischief (domestic violence). Prior to leaving the residence and after being told to cease all communications with the victim, Bullard continued making statements directed at the victim. Bullard was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility, where he was remanded with an additional charge of second-degree unlawful contact. He was held without bail. n On Feb. 9 at about 2:30 a.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped at a vehicle in the ditch near Mile 91 of the Sterling Highway. The driver was later contacted and identified as Derrick Burlison, 27, of Sterling. Burlison was determined to have been operating the vehicle while under the influence and was arrested. Burlison additionally refused to submit to a chemical test. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on the charges of driving under the influence and refusal to submit to a chemical test. n On Feb. 9 at 3:24 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team attempted a traffic stop on a red 2002 Pontiac Grand-Am near Mile 64, of the Sterling Highway, during an attempted warrant arrest on Travis McHone 32, of Sterling. McHone has two separate outstanding Warrants for his arrest for Probation Violations totaling the amount of $2,000. McHone drove at high speeds, failing to stop, eventually driving the vehicle down a powerline trail, where it got stuck in a snow bank. K-9 warnings were given, and McHone complied with commands. McHone and his passenger, Katherine M. Bliss, 26, of Nikiski were both taken into custody without further incident. McHone was taken to Wildwood Pretrial on the original probation warrants and new charges of first-degree eluding, third-degree assault, reckless driving, violating conditions of release, and reckless endangerment. Bliss was arrested for a probation violation on the original charges of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. n On Feb. 11 at 12:18 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received reports of an assault in Kenai. Investigation revealed that Susan G. Williams, 46, of Kenai, had punched the victim on the nose, then slapped the victim several times, causing physical injury. Williams was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and held without bail, pending arraignment. n On Feb. 10, Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Joseph Lee , 42 , of Homer, for fishing without a valid 2019 license at Centennial Lake. This is a correctable violation, but if not corrected, has a $220 fine with the

option of a court appearance. n On Feb. 5 at 9:45 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence off Mallard Road in Kenai. Troopers had received information that Jeremy Seal, 38, of Kenai, was violating his conditions of release. Seal was charged with violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail. n On Feb. 4, Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Joshua Van Hout, 23, of Soldotna, for failing to submit his drawing permit. This violation is a $120 fine with a optional court appearance. n On Feb. 9 at 10:48 a.m., Kenai Police received a report of individuals attempting to enter a shed on a property in Old Town. Officers responded to area and contacted two individuals, James H. Duncan, 54, a transient, and Anthony D. Larocca, 50, a transient. After investigation, both parties were each issued a summons to court for second-degree criminal trespass and released at the scene. n On Feb. 9, as the result of an ongoing investigation into an assault that occurred in November of 2017 a third arrest was made related to the two made on Feb. 8. On Feb. 9, Kenai police made an additional arrest of Elijah A. Trevino, 20, of Kenai. Trevino was charged with two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, and third-degree assault and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. n On Feb. 8 at 12:58 a.m., Kenai police received a call about a male causing a disturbance at a residence located on Highbush Lane. The caller reported that the male had broken furniture and lit a mattress on fire outside the residence. Police arrived on scene and contacted the male outside, who was identified as Zane D.M. Bush, 21, of Kenai. After investigation, Bush was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and fourth-degree criminal mischief (domestic violence). n On Feb. 8, as the result of an ongoing investigation into an assault that occurred in November of 2017, two arrests were made. On Feb. 8, Kenai police arrested and remanded Austin B. Cronce, 20, of Kenai, at Wildwood Pretrial Facility. Cronce was charged with two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, and third-degree assault. On Feb. 9, Kenai police arrested Ryan J. Huerta, 20, of Kenai. Huerta was taken to Wildwood Pretrial on charges of two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, and third-degree assault. n On Feb. 7 at 11:36 a.m., Kenai police received a report of people entering a shed on Peninsula Avenue. Police responded and contacted the parties involved, Joseph Chikoyak Jr., 44, of Kenai, and Brian K. Raham, 48, of Kenai. Both Chikoyak, Jr. and Raham were arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial for second-degree criminal trespass. n On Feb. 7 at 10:36 p.m., Kenai police were patrolling the area of Peninsula Avenue and contacted a male with an outstanding warrant. James H. Duncan, 54, of Soldotna, had an outstanding $250 Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on the original charge of second-degree criminal tres-

pass, cash bail. Duncan was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. n On Feb. 6 at about 12:30 a.m., Soldotna police received a report of an assault that had occurred at a residence on Birch Street. Investigation led to the arrest of Kalila Berezkin, 24, of Soldotna, for second-degree assault. Berezkin was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail. n On Feb. 2 at 1:53 a.m., Soldotna police received a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report involving a vehicle swerving all over the roadway on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Officers located the REDDI vehicle in the parking lot of the Maverick Saloon. Nadia Showalter, 22, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. n On Feb. 1 at 2:12 a.m., Soldotna police responded to the area of Binkley Street and Marydale Avenue for a reported possible burglary in progress. Upon arrival, responding officers saw a 14-year-old male actively attempting to pry open the doors to the business. The juvenile attempted to flee on foot and was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit. The male was later released to his mother, and charges of seconddegree burglary, fourth-degree theft, and fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance will be forwarded to Juvenile Intake. n On Jan. 31 at 1:23 p.m., Soldotna police responded to the area of Tyee Street for a disturbance. Investigation led to Scott M. Jezorski, 27, of Soldotna, being arrested for fourthdegree assault and two counts of violating his court ordered conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. n On Feb. 4 at about 1:30 p.m., Spring Creek Correctional Center staff contacted Alaska State Troopers and reported that an inmate had assaulted a correctional officer. Investigation revealed that the inmate punched the correctional officer in the face, causing his tooth to chip. Charges against the inmate have been forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for review. n On Feb. 1 at 1:26 p.m., Soldotna based Alaska State Troopers responded to a motor vehicle collision at Mile 81 of the Sterling Highway. Investigation revealed that Clifton Donegan, 75, of Sterling, and Matthew Oakley, 29, of Kenai, were both traveling northbound on the Sterling Highway. The white Toyota truck Donegan was driving left his lane of travel and collided with the white Expedition Oakley was driving. No one was injured, Both parties were wearing their seat belts, and alcohol was not a factor. n On Dec. 12 at about 12:00 p.m., the Port Graham Village Public Safety Officer responded to a reported assault. Investigation showed that Rick Yeaton, 28, of Port Graham, had assaulted a woman and damaged two tires on her vehicle. Yeaton was arrested and taken to the Homer Jail. n On Feb. 4 at 9:41 a.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted Shawn Corn, 36, of Seward, at his residence in Seward. A records check revealed that he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for the original charge

of fourth-degree theft. He was arrested and taken to the Seward Jail on $50 bail. n On Feb. 3 at 1:18 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a two-vehicle collision at Polar Street and Kalifornsky Beach Road. Investigation revealed that Rachel Moody 35, of Soldotna, was driving recklessly, and she was charged with reckless driving and no insurance and cited for an expired license. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. n On Feb. 5 at 12:45 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a disturbance in Kenai. Investigation revealed that Jeremy Seal, 38, of Soldotna, had committed an assault. Seal was arrested on charges of second-degree assault (domestic violence), two counts of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), and fourth-degree misconduct involving controlled substances and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail. n On Feb. 4 at 5:31 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a disturbance at a Nikiski residence. Investigation revealed that Edward Heim, 62, of Nikiski, had gotten into an argument with two people a separate residence earlier in the day. Heim then came to their house, while possessing a firearm, and threatened numerous times to kill them. Heim was arrested for first-degree criminal trespass and four counts of third-degree assault. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial and held without bail. n On Feb. 2 at 3:23 p.m., after observing a moving violation, the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team conducted a traffic stop on a tan 1992 Chrysler Imperial sedan. The occupants of the vehicle were identified as Aaron Lee Moore, 50, of Kenai, and Misty Ray Alexan, 39, of Kenai. An check in the Alaska Public Safety Information Network revealed that Moore had an outstanding $50 warrant for his arrest for the original charge of fourth-degree theft. Alexan had two outstanding warrants for her arrest, totaling $75, for third-degree and fourth-degree theft. Both were arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial, pending bail. n On Feb. 5 at 3:00 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to an alarm at Moose River Dental in Sterling. It was discovered that the front door had been smashed and entry made to the business. Property was damaged, but no items stolen. The suspect fled. Troopers patrolling located a suspect in the area and, after pursuing on foot for over an hour in the woods, identified the man as Mike Danny Sandback, 36, of Soldotna. Investigation revealed that it was Sandback who had burglarized the dental clinic. At 5:53 a.m., another burglary was reported at True Blue coffee stand. A box containing over $100 cash was stolen. Investigation revealed that Sandback was also responsible for that burglary. He was arrested for two counts second-degree burglary and one count each of third-degree and fourthdegree criminal mischief, third-degree theft, fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility and held without bail, pending arraignment.

Education started collective bargain negotiations in January of 2018, which include salary, benefits and working conditions. Initial offers were made by all parties, but were rejected and negotiations have reached an impasse. The unions and the school district are expected to go into arbitration at the end of the month, but district staff said they hope to find an agreeable contract sooner. “It could get to the point of striking,” said National Edu-

cation Association - Alaska President Tim Parker, who was also on hand addressing the issues facing teachers on the peninsula, across the state and throughout the nation. Parker highlighted strikes across the country, including Denver and Los Angeles, where teachers are fighting back to receive increased compensation. “There is a shortage of educators, especially teachers,” Parker said. “We’re pretty highly valued out there. Our

state is decreasing salaries for teachers while other states are increasing… People want our services. We hope that Alaska wants our services. We really love this state and we’re not looking to leave, but we hope that we’re getting compensated and we want to see great education.” Lengthy negotiations are nothing new for the district. The 2015 to 2018 contract negotiations began in February of 2015, but stretched out over 18 months, with the board ap-

proving agreements with the unions in November of 2016. Brighton said that following the negotiations, salaries were increased by 1.5 percent in the 2016/2017 school year and an additional 1.5 percent in the 2017/2018 school year. Assistant Superintendent Dave O’Brien said, though, that everyone should be focused on education funding. “Negotiations aside — the district, the teachers associations, the support association, the parents, the PTAs — we

truly do need to coalesce and come together if we’re going to convince our legislators that the Alaska we want to live in is not the Alaska with that 25 percent budget cut,” O’Brien said. The district will be hosting community budget forums at Homer High School today at 6 p.m., at Soldotna High School library Feb. 20 at 6 p.m., at Kenai Central High School on Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. and at the Seward High School library on Feb. 26 at 6 p.m.

the board takes pride in the record it has established on decisions it has made. Springer also noted that the 2014 voter-approved initiative legalizing so-called recreational use of marijuana by those 21 years of age and older referenced establishment of a Marijuana Control Board. Both the alcohol and marijuana control boards serve

important purposes in protecting the health and safety of Alaska residents, Springer said. Meanwhile, McConnell said in her memo that the state Department of Public Safety had terminated her office’s access to databases for crime reporting and information needed for enforcement officers to conduct thorough investigations. She writes

that this has hampered investigators in their enforcement duties and compromised safety because investigators are unable to identify individuals flagged as a risk to officer safety. Investigators often make unscheduled visits to sites in response to complaints or tips, McConnell wrote. “With no access to these databases, the investigators

may go to interview someone who is subject to a warrant or possibly armed and dangerous, without having any warning or information,” McConnell wrote. The Department of Public Safety has indicated it is concerned the FBI will strip the state’s access to the databases if marijuana regulators use them since marijuana is illegal on the federal level,

she said. But she said the department has not asked the FBI if there is a problem and the FBI did not in a 2017 audit flag any issues with marijuana regulators accessing criminal justice information. The department has agreed to provide requested information for specific investigations but that arrangement is unworkable, McConnell wrote.

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