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Vol. 49, Issue 137

Iditarod Peninsula mushers’ progress as of 3 p.m. Sunday: 5. Mitch Seavey, Seward, out Kaltag 14. Travis Beals, Seward, out Kaltag 35.Sarah Stokey, Seward, in Eagle Island 39. Ryan Santiago, Sterling, in Grayling Find more Iditarod coverage on Page A7.

In the news Scientists see improved ocean conditions for young salmon

SEATTLE — Young salmon could see improved conditions this year off the Washington and Oregon coasts. The Seattle Times reports scientists in a conference call with reporters say the ocean is more hospitable for salmon entering the ocean, several year after an unusually warm water event. A marine heat wave dubbed “The Blob” disrupted the ocean food chain. Research biologist Chris Harvey of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says scientists are seeing several signs of recovery. Research surveys in 2018 confirmed that tiny animals stoking the food web are healthy and fat. Researchers report important forage fish, anchovies, are increasing in number and that fisheating sea birds are doing well. But they say subsurface sea temperatures remain warmer than average in some areas. — The Associated Press

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Shop Talk: Majestic Gardens By BRIAN MAZUREK Peninsula Clarion

Last year Deniece and Ron Isaacs opened up Magical Gardens, a specialty CBD shop in Kenai that sells hemp and CBD products for people and animals. Fast forward to November, and the Isaacs have a new business right next door, with a slightly different name and a slightly different selection of products. Majestic Gardens is the Isaacs’ new cannabis shop, and they sat down with the Clarion on Friday to talk about navigating the Alaskan cannabis industry and the differences between selling CBD and THC products. Was it always your plan to have the CBD shop and the cannabis shop side-by-side? Deniece Isaacs: Well, I went to a hemp fair up in Anchorage and saw the attraction of it. There’s a lot of diseases and different things in my family, and that’s what took us down the road of CBD. And I’ve just always been a fan of the marijuana plant, so that kind of led me there originally. How has reception been since you opened? Deniece Isaacs: Slow but good. We’re really pleased

with all the people being very warm and welcome. Business is picking up and we’re learning how to do everything, so it’s picking up at a nice pace. Are the regulations when it comes to cannabis stricter than with CBD? Deniece Isaacs: Absolutely. There are no regulations for CBD. And with cannabis, there are a lot. Ron Issacs: In the Farm Bill, they (the federal government) legalized CBD oils and salves, and of course our state hasn’t made any regulations on it, yet. Other businesses around here offer CBD products and cannabis products in one store, so what made you decide on this model? Deniece Isaacs: With the marijuana industry, there’s a lot of risk. And there’s only me and my husband, we have no investors. We met right here 37 years ago and it’s just us and our lives here. In the event that something went wrong with the cannabis industry or the store, I wanted to keep the stores totally separate so that they would not affect each other. Charlotte’s Web is one of our primary oils next door and they have very strict guidelines on which people

Cazin Daly and owner Deniece Isaacs stand outside of Majestic Gardens in Kenai on Friday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

can sell their products. We signed contracts to abide by those rules, so we could not have Charlotte’s Web in this store. Ron Isaacs: There’s also a lot of people that, well they still just don’t want to go into a THC store. So there’s still somewhat

of a stigma attached to cannabis?

Deniece Issacs: Oh, absolutely. We get shunned a lot. There are many people that feel very strongly against marijuana because they don’t understand everything about it. What do you think you

can do to fight that stigma?

Deniece Isaacs: Well there is a conference going on in Anchorage in the next month and they’ll have a lot of educational speakers. We have literature over in the other store and there’s a lot See SHOP, page A2

Seward prepares for plastic bag ban By KAT SORENSEN Peninsula Clarion

As Seward approaches a citywide plastic bag ban later this year, a local environmental awareness group is trying to help the community transition away from plastic. With a handful of volunteers and some sewing machines, Sustainable Seward has been transforming Tshirts into reusable bags and has partnered with Seward Marketplace and the local thrift store, Ukanuzit, to make the “upcycled” bags available to Seward shoppers. The three are working together to create “Borrow-ABag,” a display case with Tshirt bag available near the cash register at the Seward Marketplace. “The idea being that customers can grab a Tshirt bag on the spot, shop and take it home and return

it next time to the bin at the bottom of the display case,” said Sustainable Seward member Jenny Nakao. “Ukanuzit will wash and store the returned bags and Sustainable Seward volunteers will help transport them back and forth.” Nakao said the idea stems from a shopping experience at Ukanuzit about three years ago when Melissa Houselog, one of the owners of the store, gave her a T-shirt bag for her purchase. “She told me all about how she had been making them for customers instead of plastic bags,” Nakao said. “She makes them at home … while she decompresses from her day watching television. She’s made dozens on her own and uses them at the store.” With Houselog as an inspiration, Sustainable Seward decided to create T-shirt bags

Sustainable Seward members host sewing groups to create repurposed T-shirts into reusable shopping bags. (Photo courtesy of Jennny Nakao).

at the Seward Music and Art Festival in October. The Alaska SeaLife Center donated hundreds of shirts and nearly a dozen volunteers spent the weekend sewing bags for festivalgoers. “We did this to help educate people about the upcoming bag ban and support their transition to reusable

One dead after avalanche By KAT SORENSEN Peninsula Clarion

An Anchorage man has died in an avalanche while backcountry snowboarding near Cooper Landing. Jeffrey Cheng, a 33-year-old from Anchorage, was overtaken by an avalanche while snowboarding with two friends near the Crescent Lake Saddle Cabin on Saturday, according to a police dispatch. Bryce Fischer and Cody Lourie, both of Anchorage, recovered Cheng from under 6 feet of snow and performed 30 minutes of CPR. Fischer then left the scene to return to the trai

head, where he had cell phone service and could call for help, according to the dispatch. The U.S. Forest Service, Alaska State Troopers and Moose Pass Emergency Services responded with snowmachines, according to the dispatch. Cheng was located deceased at about 8 p.m. and transported to the Carter Lake trail head. Next of kin has been notified. As of Sunday morning, the avalanche danger remains high above the tree line and is considerable below tree line, according to the Church National Forest Avalanche Information

Center. After a day or two of intense snow, preceded by nearly two weeks of sunshine, the likelihood of triggering a large avalanche has increased dramatically. “Human triggered large slab avalanches will be likely on steep windloaded slopes,” according to the report. “For anyone headed into the backcountry today, know that the likelihood of triggering a large and unsurviveable avalanche increases with elevation. Dialing back our terrain choices and sticking to slopes 30 degrees or less with nothing steeper above is wise, especially above the trees.”

bags,” Nakao said. Now, Sustainable Seward has continued to make bags at sewing nights at a member’s house or the Seward Community Library. “We sew about 30 bags per meeting and have over 100 made,” Nakao said. The group is also stenciling phrases onto the bags, such

as “please bring back,” and “I ‘heart’ Seward.” Banning plastic bags was one of the initial goals of Sustainable Seward, a grassroots organization founded at the second annual Seward Strong Planning Day. An ordinance banning plastic carry-out bags and polystyrene See BAGS, page A2

Conservatives rally amid anti-discrimination veto FAIRBANKS (AP) — Conservatives rallied to support Fairbanks and its mayor, who vetoed a local law that would have given sweeping equal rights protections to the LGBTQ community. The rally, billed as celebrating inclusiveness, was organized by City Councilman David Pruhs. Those gathered Thursday cheered Pastor Mark Zweifel after he thanked Mayor Jim Matherly for vetoing the ordinance, the Fairbanks Daily NewsMiner reported . The city council could consider a potential veto

override on Monday. However, overriding the veto would require five votes from the six-person council. The original ordinance passed on a 4-2 vote. Matherly, in vetoing the measure, said he wanted to put the issue to voters. The council could approve a ballot measure for consideration by voters or residents could seek to gather signatures to put their own initiative to a vote. Some of those who attended the rally held signs thanking Matherly. But most of the signs stated See VETO, page A2

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of information coming out now that can help everyone understand the different aspects of marijuana, how it affects us, and how it affects us recreationally. That’s what our state is all about, recreational, so that’s where we need to focus. There’s many different delivery methods that you can have now. In the old days it was just a couple of forms, you either smoked it or you ate it in butter and that was kind of it. Now we can vape it, we can eat it, we can smoke it, we can dab it, we can do a lot of different things with it. Which ends up making it a lot healthier for you in some respects. Ron Isaacs: THC has got a lot of benefits to it, and they’re coming out with more research every day. There are a lot of industries up here that still include marijuana as part of drug testing their employees. Do you think that will change?

Deniece Isaacs: I think that there will be improvement. Soon we will have methods in which to tell whether someone is intoxicated while driving, they’ll be able to tell more about when the time frame of ingestion was. There’s varying degrees, because whether you smoke it or ingest it, the length of time that it stays in your body is very different. The other

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containers was passed by the Seward City Council at the end of 2018 and will take effect on Oct. 1 of this year. Seward joins the ranks of a handful of Alaska municipalities banning single-use bags. Wasilla, Palmer, Cordova, Bethel and Soldotna have all banned plastic bags. Soldotna City Manager Stephanie Queen said that the community has adjusted

states that are ahead of us in the industry are leading those improvements. It’s just like the difficulties that everyone is experiencing with smells. You can’t make a restaurant not smell like a restaurant, nor a bakery, nor a brewery or winery. In our regulations we’re trying not to offend other people while at the same time maintaining our state of business. Do you offer any discounts or deals? Deniece Isaacs: We have a 4/20 special every day of the week, and then we have special of the month at a price that’s competitive with the black market. Speaking of the black market, how do you deal with that here? Deniece Isaacs: When you get it from the black market, you don’t know what you’re getting. It’s not cleaned, it’s not tested, you don’t know what kind of pesticides were used. Marijuana is an accumulative plant, meaning it absorbs everything around it as it grows. We inspect our cannabis here with a fine-toothed comb, using a microscope and other instruments. So even though our state doesn’t require it, there are many things within our store that we require ourselves. We’re trying to hold ourselves to a higher standard than the street market so that people will want to come here, and they will know that what they are getting is as safe, convenient and reliable as anything you could purchase at a grocery store. to the change. In an interview shortly after Soldotna’s ban took effect, she said that the transition was going well. The city of Soldotna also handed out reusable bags in preparation for the ban. “I’ve seen a lot of the reusable bags around town, which makes me glad that they got into people’s hands. We were really glad the stores were helping with that,” Queen said. “I’ve seen more people carrying their own bags. I think people are changing their behavior and working it out.”

So when you receive product from local growers you inspect it in your store?

just won’t even take the chance, even though the government is our partner. They take their cut at the end of the year. Deniece Isaacs: Yes they do, and they’re figuring out more ways of taking their cuts. They are now trying to implement things that will make it impossible for people to come in to the industry. They’re making it much more difficult for those in the future. Do you think that cannabis could be an industry that helps revitalize Alaska’s economy? Ron: It is. It’s put quite a few people to work already. Deniece: Thousands of people it’s put to work. The packaging industry, the gas, the grow, the stores, the equipment – Ron: The insurance companies… Deniece: Oh yes the insurance companies! We must mention them. Ron: And as we grow a little more, I don’t know where we’ll wind up in the future, but I do know it’s put a lot of people to work and helped a lot of people in this state. Deniece: It’s formed a whole new control board! When you really start to think about everyone that it touches, it’s quite amazing. Majestic Gardens is located at 12656 Kenai Spur Hwy in Kenai, Alaska. Business hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call them at (907) 953-4872.

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celebrating that.” Meanwhile, Anchorage Democratic state Rep. Andy Josephson has introduced legislation that would bar discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. Josephson said the debate in Fairbanks did not prod the introduction. Josephson has pushed similar legislation in the past, without success, though he said he believes the measure will be adopted eventually.

Deniece Isaacs: Yes, we inspect it prior to even purchasing anything. We go over with a microscope, we break it open, smell it, look at the crystals, and we sample it to make sure it falls into the lines of our standards. There are many things you can do with the plant to make it taste better… or worse. It’s easy to mess up. Any plans for the future? Ron Isaacs: We plan on cultivating a little bit in the back soon. We’re trying to get the money together for the license and we’ve been approved by the city for it, so that’s our next goal. What would you say is the biggest hurdle for cannabis businesses right now? Deniece Isaacs: The banking. Banking is a dangerous, dangerous, issue. We have to move forward. In Colorado, I’ve seen people using debit cards to make purchases. There are ways of doing this to help us get away from the black market. That needs to happen. There are so many people in our industry that are having their bank accounts and credit cards just swiped out from underneath them. To have your credit and your banking taken from you is devastating. The banks have to be very careful in who they deal with, because federally it’s still an illegal drug. Ron Isaacs: The banks are FDA approved, and they don’t want to lose that. They

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things such as “We are good neighbors” or “Love for our Golden Heart City.” Sarah Elder attended as a protester and held a sign calling for the council to overturn Matherly’s veto. “We asked for protections. They were granted,” Elder said. “And then Mayor Matherly took them away. And now people are

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Around the Peninsula

Heroin overdoses are on the rise in Alaska. Narcan is an easy medication you can give to someone who is overdosThe KPC Showcase presents: ing. It may save their life. Adults can get free Narcan nasal spray kits at the Kenai Public Health Center at 630 Barnacle “American Music, American Myth” Way, Suite A, in Kenai. For additional information call KeAmerican music, where has it been, where is it going, nai Public Health at 335-3400. and how is it tied to American myth? A presentation by Mike Morgan PhD, local musician and KPC instructor. Kenai Community Library events This will be followed by a panel discussion, hosted by —Lego Maker Mondays from 4-5 p.m. Why not join us Dave Atcheson and featuring Dr. Morgan; Dr. Alan Boraas, KPC Anthropology Professor; and Bill Tappen, 1960’s to build LEGO creations based on new themes each week concert promoter. Panelists will share tales, myths and per- and inspired by children’s books! Lego Makers, Mondays sonal stories of rock & roll history, music & fantasy, and from 4–5 p.m. Designed for children ages 6-12; children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. how they influence the very idea of America. —Wee Read Story Time, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. DeThursday, March 21, 6:30PM in the McLane Commons signed for children ages 0-3. Every Tuesday enjoy a proat Kenai Peninsula College. gram full of stories,songs, finger play and more! No registration required. Nikiski Community Council Meeting —Chess Club, Tuesdays at 4 p.m. Get ready to ROOK the HOUSE every Monday! Do you like playing Chess, or The Nikiski Community Council Meeting will meet would you like to learn how? The Kenai Community Library March 11 at 7 p.m. at the Nikiski Senior Center on Lake is proud to offer a casual program for chess players of all Marie Street in Nikiski. ages and levels. Chessboards will be provided. —Preschool Story Time, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. DeAnnual Foreign Exchange Dinner signed for children ages 3-5. Every Wednesday enjoy a proThe 38th annual AFS foreign exchange student dinner gram full of stories, songs, movement and more! No regiswill take place Sunday, March 24 at 6:00 at Our Lady of the tration required. Angels Catholic Church in Kenai. Meet our seven exchange students and enjoy food from their countries: Thailand, Leb- Kenai Senior Center activities anon, Holland, Tanzania, Portugal, Germany and Spain. All The Kenai Senior Center is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monproceeds go to support local host families and the four Penday to Friday, and are open until 9:30 p.m. on Thursdays. insula students who will study abroad next year. Tickets are Community meals are served Monday to Friday from 11:30 $25 or $10 for kids, and are available at River City Books, the UPS store in Soldotna, or from AFS students and volun- a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost for lunch is $7 suggested donation for individuals 60 or older, $14 for those under 60. Call 907teers. Call Connie at 398-3128 for more information. 283-4156 for more information.

Celebrate Recovery at Peninsula Grace Brethren Celebrate Recovery meets each Wednesday, from 6:30-8 p.m., at Peninsula Grace Church, 44175 Kalifornsky Beach Rd., Soldotna, upstairs in room 5-6 in the worship center. Celebrate Recovery is a Biblically based 12-step program that provides a safe place to share your hurts, habits and hang-ups, in a Christ-centered recovery atmosphere. Come early for a free meal,served at 5:45.There is no charge, but donations are welcomed. Questions? Contact: 907-5980563.

Girl Scout Reunion Tea Current and former Girl Scouts in Service Unit 941, formerly named Kalgin Service Unit on the Kenai Peninsula, are invited to a Girl Scout Reunion Tea to observe the 60th Anniversary of our Service Unit on Sunday, March 31 from 2:30-5:30 p.m. at Soldotna Methodist Church, Binkley Street. Bring your Scouting memorabilia. For more info contact Rosemary Pilatti at 907-776-8916 or wrangell86@

Free In-Person Tax Preparation Available Free income tax return preparation is available again this year at the Soldotna Library from Feb. 9 to April 13. This AARP Foundation-sponsored program is open to low-and moderate-income taxpayers of all ages, with special attention to those age 60 and older. AARP membership is not required. Call 907-420-4308 to schedule an appointment. For more information, email

Habitat for Humanity seeking family partner

The Central Peninsula Habitat for Humanity is now looking for a family to partner with for their 2019 building New Kenai River rotary meeting place season. If you would like more information, please contact Ladies’ Luncheon will host Peninsula Take-a-Break St. Carri at 283-7797, or visit our website: https://hfhcentralEvery 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, the Kenai River Patrick’s Surprise on Saturday, March 16 from 12 to 1:30 to apply online! Rotary Club will meet at Siam Noodles in Soldotna. p.m. at Solid Rock Conference Center at mile 90.5 of the Sterling Highway. The guest, inspirational speaker will be Soldotna Public Library activities Refuge Accepting Applications for Summer Kristina Fitzgerald with a story of redemption. For reservaFor more information, contact the library at Soldotna Youth Conservation Corps Jobs tions call Susan at 335-6789 or 440-1319. Reservations need Public Library at 262-4227. to be made by March 13. Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is accepting applica—St. Patrick’s Day Craft Friday, March 15 at 3 p.m. Get tions for summer jobs for the Youth Conservation Corps Wild and Scenic Film Festival ready for St. Patrick’s Day with us. We will be making a (YCC). Eligible applicants will be youth 15-18 years of Join the Kenai Watershed Forum at Snug Harbor Sea- rainbow craft and a cereal necklace. Come and join the fun! age and who live in or have lodging available in the lo—Movies @ the Library, Tuesday, March 12 at 5:30 p.m. cal commuting area. Applications are available at the Kefoods on K-Beach for the Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Join us for a movie and popcorn! A failed reporter is bonded nai National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, the Alaska Saturday, March 23 from 6-9 p.m. This year’s films combine to an alien entity, one of many entities who have invaded Employment Service Office in Kenai, or from local high stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate Earth. But the entity takes a liking to Earth and decides to school career counseling offices. Applications will be acstorytelling to inform, inspire and ignite solutions and posprotect it. Rated PG-13. cepted from March 4 through April 12. All applications sibilities to restore the earth and human communities while —Soldotna Library Friends Board Meeting, Wednesday, must be received at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge creating a positive future for the next generation.The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a fundraiser for the Kenai Water- March 13 at 4:30 p.m. All community members welcome! Headquarters on Ski Hill Road by 4:30 p.m. (close of busished Forum and a way to support our mission of working to- Join the SLF for their annual meeting. Learn about their past ness), on April 12. The positions will be filled via a random gether for healthy watersheds on the Kenai Peninsula. Price and current projects and how they help the library. Board selection process and selected applicants will be notified elections will also take place at this meeting, so please at- by phone no later than April 26. Youth will work 40 hours is $25, includes a Cooper Landing Brew, food and fun! tend if you are interested in becoming more involved in our each week from June 3 through July 26, and receive $9.90 community. Testify at a School Board meeting from per hour. Job duties will include trail maintenance and re—Soldotna Library Friends Book and Art Sale, Thurs- habilitation, cabin restoration, campground maintenance, Homer or Seward day, March 28 from 2-6 p.m. Join us for great deals on books litter collection, biological assistance, and visitor informaThe KPBSD Board of Education will open two addition- and art! All proceeds benefit the Soldotna Library Friends. tion services. For additional information, please contact al locations for public testimony via video during a school Gardening for Procrastinators, the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge office during regular —Saturday, March 16 at 2 p.m. Are you late bloomer? It’s business hours at (907) 262-7021. board meeting. Homer Middle School and Seward Elementary School sites will be open — if there are advance signups not too late to get your garden started! Casey Matney from — starting with the Jan. 14 school board meeting. Sign up the Cooperative Extension will talk about how and when to Saving and Storing Seeds for Your Garden no later than 3 p.m. the Friday prior to a Board of Educa- get a garden started. Casey will also talk about small scale Dr. Pat Holloway, Professor Emeritus of Horticulture at tion meeting to guarantee the remote site will be open and gardening for everyone who lacks the space for a garden or UAF will present a lecture on how to harvest, handle, save, wishes to do indoor gardening! staffed. and store flower, vegetable, and native plant seeds for later —Book to Action Climate Series, Thursday, March 28 use in your garden on Tuesday, March 12 from 7–8:30 p.m. at Narcan kits available at Kenai Public at 5:30 p.m. Climate change is affecting Alaska faster than Peninsula Grace Church, 44175 Kalifornsky Beach Road (at any other state in the nation. Join us for a solution oriented Mile 19.5, across the road from Craig Taylor Equipment) in discussion focused on climate action and local solutions. We Soldotna. Free and open to the public; bring a friend! Refreshwill begin this series by discussing the book Drawdown. The ments and sometimes door prizes. 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Women’s exercise group A women’s exercise group meets from 7:15-8 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday and Friday in Soldotna in the cultural hall of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Marydale Ave. It’s a free 45 minutes of aerobics and strength training geared for the “more mature” ladies in the community. Call Sally at 262-6637 for more information.

Soldotna Speakers meet The Soldotna Speakers, a group for people to improve their public speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment, meets the first and third Tuesday of each month from noon-1 p.m. in the upstairs conference room at Peninsula Community Health Services in Soldotna.

Land Management Division letters of interest

The Kenai Peninsula Borough’s Land Management Division is calling for letters of interest from people looking for new agricultural land. The hope is that people will share some details that the borough can use to inform the program design. The kinds of major points officials think would be helpful in a letter include the size and general location needed, along with any other criteria that would be essential for the person’s production plans, and maybe an indication of the time frames that people are thinking if they were to take on an area of land with production goals. Letters should be addressed to KPB Land Manager, 144 North Binkley St., Soldotna AK 99669. More information can be found at


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

What Others Say

Congress needs more members like Sen. Lisa Murkowski Rich Moniak is a Juneau resident and retired civil engineer with more than 25 years of experience working in the public sector. He contributes a weekly “My Turn” to the Juneau Empire. My Turns and Letters to the Editor represent the view of the author, not the view of the Juneau Empire. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is once again getting national attention for breaking ranks with the Republican Party. This time it’s over President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration over the southern border. For having “the strength to announce opposition” to it, Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank listed her as one of the few survivors of the critically endangered species of “Principled Republicans.” I’d expand that to include principled Democrats. And argue we’ve reached this point because the base of both parties also prize loyalty over principle. The border wall story is a perfect example. Republicans often accused President Barack Obama of usurping congressional authority. In this case, Trump’s emergency declaration is challenging the appropriation power invested in Congress by the Constitution. More than 20 Republican senators had expressed serious reservations over it. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was one of them. But after House Democrats passed a resolution denying Trump the emergency use of funds to build the border wall, only Murkowski and Sens. Susan Collins, Thom Tillis, and Rand Paul said they’d vote in favor of it. McConnell, who had acquiesced to Trump before the resolution was passed, appears to have gotten the rest to fall in line and oppose it. Now let’s look at how House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democrats operate the same way. Last week the House passed a bill requiring background checks for all firearm sales, including purchases being made from private citizens. The title – Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 – masked its partisan reality. The California Democrat who introduced it had 232 co-sponsors, only five of which were Republicans. Just eight Republicans joined the 232 Democrats who voted to pass it. The nays included two Democrats and 188 Republicans. What was more bipartisan occurred before it was passed. Republicans submitted a motion that 26 Democrats supported. It would have added language requiring law enforcement officials to notify U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) if there was evidence the firearm purchase was being made by an illegal immigrant. Pelosi responded with a demand right out of McConnell’s playbook. “Vote no. Just vote no because a vote yes is to give leverage to the other side, to surrender the leverage on the floor of the House.” And the voice of the more liberal freshman class, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez referred to them as the “moderate wing” of the party. She wasn’t recognizing possible differences in political opinions, but rather deriding them for betraying the party’s liberal base. To clarify one point, I’m not suggesting any of the Democrats who supported the GOP motion necessarily did so on principle. Most were from swing districts and their only concern may have been jeopardizing chances for re-election. Regardless, the position taken by Pelosi and OcasioCortez is how Alaska’s Republican Party usually responds to Murkowski whenever she doesn’t back the party line. On the other hand, many Alaska liberals who praise her for such stands later act betrayed when she returns to her more traditional Republican philosophies. David Brooks describes this kind of politics as a “scarcity mind-set … based upon us/them, friend/enemy, politics is war, life is conflict” with both sides believing “the fantasy that the other half of America can be conquered, and when it disappears we can get everything we want.” The fantasy is in the futility. The conquered opposition won’t cease to exist. It’ll be mobilized to respond, will eventually regain power, and reverse course. The alternative, Brooks suggests, is for moderates like Murkowski to build an agenda around “solidarity, fraternity, conversation” across the divide. It “should magnify our affections for one another” in four areas that bind society — love of our children, work, community and our shared humanity. “Moderation is not an ideology,” he concludes. “It is a way of being.” As such, it’s only a temporary state. A so-called political moderate must have the freedom to wander not only across party lines but as far from the center as their principles guide them. We can continue to live with the tragic irony that a government elected to protect our freedoms and promote responsibility can do neither. Or we can follow Murkowski’s way out. She may never have gained such prominence in another era. But today, more members of Congress and the party bases must learn to embrace the conscientious relationship to higher values that she often exhibits.

Local journalism is dying in plain sight By DAVID BAUDER and DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press

WAYNESVILLE, Mo. — Five minutes late, Darrell Todd Maurina sweeps into a meeting room and plugs in his laptop computer. He places a Wi-Fi hotspot on the table and turns on a digital recorder. The earplug in his left ear is attached to a police scanner in his pants pocket. Maurina, who posts his work to Facebook, represents the press — in its entirety. He is the only person who has come to the Pulaski County courthouse to tell residents what their commissioners are up to, the only one who will report on their deliberations about how to satisfy the Federal Emergency Management Agency so it will pay to repair a road inundated during a 2013 flood. Last September, this community in central Missouri’s Ozark hills became a statistic. With the shutdown of its newspaper, the Daily Guide, it joined more than 1,400 other cities and towns across the U.S. to lose a newspaper over the past 15 years, according to an Associated Press analysis of data compiled by the University of North Carolina. The reasons for the closures vary. But the result is that many Americans no longer have someone watching the city council for them, chronicling the soccer exploits of their children or reporting on the kindly neighbor who died. In many places, local journalism is dying in plain sight. The Daily Guide, which traces to 1962, served the twin towns of Waynesville and St. Robert near the Army’s sprawling Fort Leonard Wood. It was a family owned paper into the 1980s before it was sold to a series of corporate owners that culminated with GateHouse Media Inc., the nation’s largest newspaper company. As recently as 2010, the Daily Guide had four fulltime news people, along with a page designer and three ad salespeople. But people left and weren’t replaced. Last spring, the Daily Guide was cut from five to three days a week. In June, the last newsroom staffer, editor Natalie

In this Feb. 19 photo, the old Daily Guide office stands for sale in St. Robert, Mo. With the shutdown of the newspaper in September 2018, this area in central Missouri’s Ozark hills joined more than 1,400 other cities across the United States to lose a newspaper over the past 15 years, according to an Associated Press analysis of data compiled by the University North Carolina. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Sanders, quit — she was burned out, she said. The last edition was published three months later, on Sept. 7. “It felt like an old friend died,” Sanders said. “I sat and I cried, I really did.” The death of the Daily Guide raises questions not easily answered, the same ones asked at newspapers big and small across the country. Did GateHouse stop investing because people were less interested in reading the paper? Or did people lose interest because the lack of investment made it a less satisfying read? GateHouse said the Daily Guide, like many smaller newspapers across the country, was hurt by a dwindling advertising market among national retailers. It faces the same financial pressures as virtually every other newspaper company: Circulation in the U.S. has declined every year for three decades, while advertising revenue across the industry has nosedived since 2006, according to the Pew Research Center. The challenges are especially difficult in smaller communities. “They’re getting eaten away at every level,” said Ken Doctor, a news industry analyst at Harvard’s Nieman Lab. The Daily Guide supplemented its income through outside printing jobs, but those dried up, too, said Bernie Szachara, president of U.S. newspaper operations for GateHouse. Given an unforgiving marketplace, there’s no guarantee addi-

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tional investment in the paper would have paid off, he said. Szachara said the decision was made to include some news about Waynesville in a weekly advertising circular distributed around Pulaski County. “We were trying not to create a ghost town,” he said. To residents of Waynesville, the loss of their newspaper left a hole in the community. Many are still coming to grips with what is missing in their lives. “Losing a newspaper,” said Keith Pritchard, 63, chairman of the board at the Security Bank of Pulaski County and a lifelong resident, “is like losing the heartbeat of a town.” Pritchard has scrapbooks of news clippings about his three daughters. He wonders: How will young families collect such memories? Other residents talk with dismay about church picnics or school plays they might have attended but only learn of through Facebook postings after the fact. “I miss the newspaper, the chance to sit down over a cup of coffee and a bagel or a doughnut ... and find out what’s going on in the community,” said Bill Slabaugh, a retiree. Now he talks to friends and “candidly, for the most part, I’m ignorant.” Beyond the emotions are practical concerns about the loss of an information source. Like many communities, Waynesville is struggling with a drug problem. The

four murders last year were the most in memory, and all were drug-related. Without a newspaper’s reporting, Waynesville Police Chief Dan Cordova said many in the community are unaware of the extent of the problem. Social media is a resource, but Cordova is concerned about not reaching everyone. It isn’t just local residents who notice the absence of community-based journalism. As the newspaper industry has struggled, a host of philanthropic efforts have begun to fill at least some of the gaps. Whether any of those efforts ever help Waynesville and small towns like it remains to be seen. After the Daily Guide folded, Waynesville briefly had an alternative. A local businessman, Louie Keen, bankrolled a newspaper, the Uranus Examiner, that was delivered for free. It was shunned by local advertisers and lasted just five issues. So Waynesville is left with local radio and Maurina’s Facebook site. He says that for journalism to survive, reporters need to get back to the basics of being at every event and “telling everyone what the sirens were about last night.” As “small newspapers wither and die, that’s going to cause major problems in communities,” he said. “Somebody needs to pick up the slack and, at least in this community, I’m able to do that.”

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Soldotna High Cinderella’s Closet needs donations and a new home! Soldotna High School is collecting gently used formal dresses, shoes, and accessories for Cinderella’s Closet 2019. This is a program which helps ALL area high school students (KPBSD and homeschooled) with free dresses, shoes, and accessories for prom and homecoming. We have helped over 850 ladies in the past 11 years, 145 last year between prom and homecoming! We accept year around donations of prom and homecoming dresses, suits of all sizes, dress shirts, male dress shoes, and accessories. All sizes are welcome, however, we are in particular need of dresses in size 12 to 18. Items can be dropped off at the main office of Soldotna High School or Soldotna Prep School between 8am-3pm. If you are not in the central peninsula, drop items at the closest KPBSD school’s office and ask them to send them through KPBSD district mail to SoPrep, attention Cinderella Closet. Since the donations are made to a school, tax donation forms can be issued by SoHi upon request. If you have any questions, please email epokryfky@kpbsd. org for more info or visit and like us on Facebook: @ cinderellacloset.kenai Over the years this project has received tremendous support from our community and local businesses, such as Walgreens, PayLess Shoes, Fred Meyer, Walmart, Summit Cleaner, and so many residents donating items and or their time. Unfortunately this year we are in need of a new location for opening the Cinderella Closet to our students. It would be fantastic if we could find a permanent location for storing and collecting donations year aound and open the doors to students in need at regular times of the year, for Prom and Homecoming (or other formal school events). We really care about this project because we see year after year how many students we have been able to help. We confide in the support of our community for finding a suitable location for hosting the Cinderella’s Closet of our school district. Thank you on behalf of our students! The afterschool tutoring buses will start running on 8/28. There are 2 buses that leave at 4:15. You must be on the route list to ride the bus. See Ms. Wear in the library to find out more information and/or get on the bus list. You can also email her at or call 260-7036. Soldotna Stars Letterman Jackets are available to order at Click on Varsity Jackets, find our school by State, select Soldotna High School, starting at $149 you can personalize it anyway you would like. Makes a great Christmas gift! SoHi Pool Schedule M,W,F Morning Lap 6:30am-7:30am Sport Calendar - Teams?entityId=21192 or There are two ways to order a transcript. Each way serves a different purpose. If you need a transcript sent to a college or NCAA or a similar agency, then you will need to log on to: www. to order transcripts to be sent. The request is then forwarded to SoHi. After processing, it then goes through cyberspace… rather than the US mail… to get to its destination, which is much faster! ALL transcripts that are headed for NCAA, colleges, etc. have to be processed this way! FINAL TRANSCRIPTS! A final transcript is one that shows your second semester grades… If you order your transcript when we are IN second semester, you will need to make sure you choose “next grading period” when you go on to Parchment… that way your transcript request will wait until the grades are in at the end of the year before it is sent.

Connections annual Iditaread program starts March 1st! So get out your favorite books or those you haven’t read yet and start keeping track of your reading minutes. When you’ve read your way to Nome and crossed the finish line, see your local Office for a prize! If you have any questions, please call the Connections office (714-8880) or email: for more information and how to log onto the Iditarod Insider. Happy reading and MUSH ON! Soldotna Office: Thursday Art Share: The Soldotna office is celebrating student art, grades K-12, every month! Paintings, drawings, ceramics, photography, digital art, etc… all are welcome and encouraged! Submissions can be dropped off anytime during the month, an art activity will start promptly at 3:15 on the Art Share day, see below for dates. · March: Over the Rainbow theme! Thursday, March 7th from 3-4pm · April: Green Earth theme! Thursday, April 18th from 3-4pm. **please note: any and all submissions are welcome regardless of theme** 2019 Homeschool Talent Show: The 2019 Homeschool Talent Show will be on Tuesday, April 30th from 5-6:30pm at the Soldotna High School Auditorium. Connections is looking for homeschool students to join the show and display their talents (singing, instrumental, art, skits, whatever!). Talents of all types and ability levels are encouraged and there will also be an art display at the entrance to show off Connections student’s artistic abilities as well. Please contact Mark Wackler at the Soldotna Connections office if you are interested in participating in the talent show, or to get more info –

Kaleidoscope Monday, March 11 – Friday, March 15 · Spring Break - No school Monday, March 18 · Student placement forms will be available in the magazine rack in the front office Wednesday, March 20 · 8:30 a.m. Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast & Celebration Friday, March 22 · Spring Pictures *Only students that have prepaid packets will have pictures taken. Younger siblings can come in and have pictures taken from 12-1 p.m. Upcoming Events March 25 – PTA Meeting 9:00 a.m. March 26 – Lottery 4:00 p.m. in Library March 25-April 12 - PEAK State Testing Window Volunteers Volunteers are welcome any time at Kaleidoscope! Background checks and Volunteer Training are required for each school year to be an approved volunteer. Go to for the 2 links. Background checks may take up to 2 weeks to be processed. Volunteer Indemnification forms are to be completed 2 days before each study trip.


Today is the beginning of the Fourth Quarter! Tomorrow - Tuesday, March 19 is 6th grade Parent/ Student Orientation Night. All incoming 6th grade students and parents are welcome to visit Skyview Middle School at 6:30 pm to meet teachers and staff. Track and Field begins on Monday, April 1. This is a no-cut sport. Any student who wishes to join Track must turn in the required sports forms before participation. Forms can be picked up at the office. Yearbooks are on sale for $30. Included in the price is two free personalized pages. Order online by visiting the Skyview Blog. Many thanks to everyone who attended the Activity Night on Friday, March 1! We are especially grateful for all of the adult volunteers – staff and parents – who made the event possible. We couldn’t do it if you weren’t willing to give up part of your afternoon for the benefit of our students. Special shout out to our Alaska Wildlife Troopers for the Cornhole contest and prizes and to Coca Cola, Odom Corporation for the donation of soda prizes for the Ring Toss. We love it when our community steps up on behalf of our kids! Thank you! Congratulations to all the Activity Night winners: Limbo – Reagan Gibbs & Grayden Musgrave; Cornhole Contest – Drew Cox, Mecenha Price, Carter Kincaid, Andrew Arthur; Candy Guessing Jars – Derrick Jones, Emily Day, Charisma Watkins, Zoe Cravens, Connections Katie Hinz. And last, but certainly not least, Mrs. PoSPRING BREAK: MARCH 11-15: Homer & Seward thast wants to extend BIG thanks to all of the awesome office closed. Soldotna office will be open with no advi- Panther Student Council members who volunteered to sors available and closed for lunch 12:00-1:00pm. help run the Activity Night events, donated cupcakes, Dates To Remember: and stayed to clean up. You ROCK! · 03/20 & 03/21 - Mr. Parrett will be in the Seward Office · 03/26 – Gym Time @ Soldotna Sports Complex: Soldotna Elementary Skating from 1-2:30pm FREE for Connections students Mark your calendars for these upcoming events: · 04/10 - High School Eligibility Due March 11-15 Spring Break · 04/18 - Soldotna Office: Art Share from 3-4pm (more March 19 Spring Pictures info below) March 19 Parent PACK Meeting (7:30am or 4:30pm) · 04/23 – GYM TIME: Earth Day clean up March 19 Skyview Middle School Parent Night for 6 · 04/30 – 2019 Homeschool Talent Show (more info th grade students at 6:30pm below) March 23 Soldotna Super Carnival 11:00-3:00 · 05/03 & 05/04 – FULL: Overnight Trip to Kasitsna April 3 Early Release Day Bay Laboratory with Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Congratulations to all of the Soldotna Elementary contact Derek Bynagle for more info 2019 Forensics Participants. Students earning first · 05/06 – Kenai Fjords Marine Science Explorer place honors were Vika Lukanina, Madelynn Tour – Please Contact Julie Lindquist for More Details Crowder, Rylan Broyles, Alexis Simmons, Avery or (907) 224-9035 (see at- Walden and tached flyers for details) Regan Hunt. Soldotna Office – Free Tutoring: Soldotna Elementary is currently accepting applicaConnections is very excited to have Sara Hadfield and tions for its 2019-2020 Title 1 Pre-K program. Rebecca Weaver, from the Kenai Peninsula College, at Students must be 4 years old by September 01, 2019 the Soldotna office every week to offer free tutoring to and live in the Soldotna Elementary boundary. families. Applications are located at the front office. Sara specializes in language arts and English as a SecSoldotna Elementary and Soldotna Montessori Charond Language (ESL). Her schedule will be Wednesdays ter School will hold The Soldotna Super Carnival on from 1:30-3:00pm starting Wednesday, February 13th. March 23 rd from 11:00-3:00pm. There are many Rebecca specializes in a variety of subjects: math, volunteer opportunities available. Please physics, chemistry and science. Her schedule is Thurscontact Kimberly at to days from 11:00am to 2:00pm. volunteer. If you are a parent or a student that needs help in any of these areas, please call our office at 714-8880 to schedMountain View Elementary ule an appointment. Iditaread Starts March 1st: Spring Break is the week of March 11 – March 15.

School will resume on Monday, March 18th. There will be a PTA meeting on Thursday, March 21st at 4:00 PM in the Library. Friday, March 22nd is “Decades Day”.

Nikiski Middle/High March 11-15 SPRING BREAK – NO SCHOOL - School will resume on Monday, March 18 Tuesday, March 19 Graduation/After Grad planning meeting – 6:00 p.m. Thursday, March 21 – Saturday, March 23 State Basketball Tournament @ UAA Alaska Airlines Center Congratulations to Liam Quiner, the Spelling Bee School Champion! Our High School Battle of the Books team took 8th place in the State Battle. Great job Emily Durfee, Aura Petrick, Nick Mosqueda, and Jade Williams! Kasandra Greene has been selected as the Kenai Elks Student of the Month for March!

Cook Inlet Academy Cook Inlet Academy joins with parents in leading children to know the fullness of God’s love and to experience the life change only God can provide. For school and enrollment information, please visit Spring Break March 11 – 15. Girls basketball team won Peninsula Conference games and heads to state on March 13 – 16 in Anchorage at Alaska Airlines Center. Students heading to Costa Rica for mission leave March 13. CIA students, along with other students from Hawaii, had an amazing opportunity to place the Wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers. What an honor and a blessing.

Kenai Middle School IT’S SPRING BREAK WEEK! We hope you enjoy the week off! There are few things to keep on your radar for the weeks ahead. PEAKS testing is due to begin the week of March 25th. It is imperative that your student be at school to complete testing. Please plan accordingly. We appreciate your efforts to make sure your student is at school. We are starting to talk about mini courses. Course descriptions will be posted around the school soon. Make sure you are talking to your student about the available options. Some courses are free, while others vary in cost. Every student is responsible for the fee if they choose a course with one. Students should have a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice in the event a course is full before they to make their choice. Remember students who bring in a large trash bag full of aluminum cans earn the right to choose before students who don’t bring cans. The 8th grade fieldtrip is scheduled for March 21st. Permission slips will be handed out when we return on the 18th. Students will need to return them ASAP in order to participate. April 10th is our Volunteer Appreciation Coffee & Donut Drive Thru. Mark your calendars! Our annual Spring Open House and BBQ is on April 29th at 5:30. If you or someone you know have considered sending your student to KMS for the 2019-2020 school year, please make plans to attend. We would love to meet you and show you around Kenai Middle School. Be sure to tell your friends. Again, we hope you have a great week and we look forward to seeing you on the 18th.

Kenai Alternative High School Kenai Alternative High School is currently scheduling interviews for our 5th Rotation. Interviews will be held the week of March 25th. Classes for the 5th Rotation begin April 8, 2019. Students who are interested in scheduling an interview are asked to call the school at 335-2870 between the hours of 7:30 AM and 3:30PM.

Spirit of Youth Award Carlee Rizzo of Kenai will be honored by Spirit of Youth for the good work she is doing in her community. Rizzo received a Spirit of Youth Visionary Award. The Visionary Award recognizes youth who have turned their creativity and knowledge into an economic venture. Rizzo created and established the Nikiski Children’s Fund, which is now expanding to become the Peninsula Children’s Fund. She has raised thousands of dollars for Nikiski North Star Elementary and Nikiski Middle/ High School, which teachers and staff can use whenever they see that a child or family has a need. She has also secured funding to offer a $1,000 scholarship to future students to keep the fund raising efforts going once she graduates. The Spirit of Youth Awards highlight dedicated young people and unsung heroes from around Alaska. Now in its 21st year, the awards recognize the hard work and efforts of these future leaders and utilize this opportunity to report their inspiring and heartwarming stories. Recipients were chosen by the Spirit of Youth Teen Advisory Council. Individual recipients will receive a college savings scholarship account from the University of Alaska College Savings Plan, while groups selected will receive a grant for their project. Spirit of Youth is a statewide organization working to unite Alaskans of all ages to promote positive youth development and increase resiliency and connectedness in Alaska’s youth. By working within the community, Spirit of Youth links adults and youth in healthy supportive relationships and creates opportunities for community engagement across the state. Sponsors of the 2019 Spirit of Youth awards include: UA College Savings Plan, Atwood Foundation, Enstar, Alaska Airlines, Mat-Su Health Foundation, Alaska Mental Health Trust, Anchorage Education Association, and Alaska Children’s Trust. The Spirit of Youth Awards take place Saturday, March 30, at the Anchorage Downtown Marriott. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the ceremony begins at 7 p.m. Reserve your spot at

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Peninsula Clarion | Monday, March 11, 2019 | A7

Kenai girls earn at-large state berth By JEFF HELMINIAK Peninsula Clarion

The Kenai Central girls basketball team nabbed the at-large berth to the Class 3A state tournament as the Alaska School Activities Association announced the full brackets for the state tournament Sunday. The Kardinals, making their first appearance at state since 2002, will be joined by Kenai Peninsula squads Soldotna girls, Soldotna boys, Nikiski girls, Cook Inlet Academy girls, Nikolaevsk girls and Nikolaevsk boys. All the other squads earned automatic berths.

The Kenai girls finished 18-9. Coach Cary Calvert, who earns a state berth in his fourth year as coach, said the main competition for the at-large berth was 19-9 Hutchison. “Obviously, we really didn’t know,” Calvert said. “We were looking at Hutchison all day long trying to figure out where we stood.” The at-large berth means seniors Jaycie Calvert, Brooke Satathite, Hayley Maw and Maddie Gallaway live to fight another day. The Kards didn’t have a selection party, but quickly caught up via text once the berth was announced.

Cary Calvert knows what the berth means after watching his daughter’s reaction. “I know Jaycie’s been up all night running all of the numbers,” Cary Calvert said. The Kardinals also picked up the No. 5 seed, meaning they play No. 4 Mt. Edgecumbe at 12:30 p.m. on March 21 at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. “The 5 seed is great for us,” Calvert said. “Mt. Edgecumbe is a lot like us.” The berth comes the year the Kardinals moved from Class 4A to 3A due to increasing enrollment,

but Calvert said that didn’t diminish the accomplishment. He pointed out conference foe Anchorage Christian Schools is the best team in the state, regardless of class, while another league foe, Nikiski, recently defeated Class 4A qualifier Soldotna. The Bulldogs got into the tournament with their automatic berth, earned the No. 3 seed and play Valdez at 8 p.m. March 21. “There’s no way in the world Nikiski’s a 3 seed,” Calvert said. “They’re a 2 seed. They had that wrong.” The Soldotna girls are the No. 4

seed in the Class 4A tournament. They play West Anchorage at 9:30 a.m. March 21. The Stars boys are the No. 5 seed and play West at 11 a.m. March 21. The Class 1A tournament opens for Class 1A schools CIA and Nikolaevsk on Wednesday. This tournament features an opening day that determines whether a team goes to the championship or consolation tournament. The Cook Inlet girls play Kake at 8 a.m., the Nikolaevsk girls play New Halen at 12:30 p.m. and the Nikolaevsk boys play Sand Point at 11 a.m.

Petit reaches Bering Sea coast in Iditarod lead ANCHORAGE — Nicolas Petit is the first Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race musher to reach Alaska’s Bering Sea coast. The Frenchman pulled

into the checkpoint at Unalakleet Sunday. He left the previous checkpoint with about a two-hour lead on defending champion Joar Ulsom of Norway and

Alaskans Jessie Royer and Pete Kaiser. Petit wins $1,500 in gold nuggets for being first to the wind-whipped coast. After Unalakleet, mush-

ers will work their way north up to the coast, eventually reaching the finish line in Nome after a thousand-mile (1,600-kilometer) trek across Alaska’s

Scoreboard Golf Bay Hill Scores

Sunday at Bay Hill Club & Lodge Orlando, Fla. Purse: $9.1 million; Yardage: 7,454; Par 72 Final F. Molinari (500), $1,638,000 69-70-73-64—276 Matthew Fitzpatrick, $982,800 70-70-67-71—278 R. Cabrera Bello (145), $473,200 65-75-70-69—279 T. Fleetwood (145), $473,200 69-66-76-68—279 Sungjae Im (145), $473,200 71-69-71-68—279 Sung Kang (89), $294,613 69-72-71-68—280 Rory McIlroy (89), $294,613 72-70-66-72—280 Keith Mitchell (89), $294,613 71-68-75-66—280 Matt Wallace, $294,613 71-69-69-71—280 Byeong Hun An (65), $209,300 72-72-69-68—281 Lucas Glover (65), $209,300 70-71-71-69—281 Jason Kokrak (65), $209,300 70-73-68-70—281 Luke List (65), $209,300 70-72-68-71—281 Adam Long (65), $209,300 74-71-69-67—281 Charles Howell III (54), $159,250 74-67-69-72—282 Chris Kirk (54), $159,250 71-73-66-72—282 Ryan Blaum (46), $123,153 73-72-70-68—283 Brendan Steele (46), $123,153 70-71-72-70—283

Basketball NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB x-Toronto 48 19 .716 — Philadelphia 42 25 .627 6 Boston 41 26 .612 7 Brooklyn 35 33 .515 13½ New York 13 54 .194 35 Southeast Division Miami 31 35 .470 — Orlando 31 37 .456 1 Charlotte 30 36 .455 1 Washington 27 39 .409 4 Atlanta 23 45 .338 9 Central Division x-Milwaukee 50 17 .746 — Indiana 42 25 .627 8 Detroit 34 31 .523 15 Chicago 19 49 .279 31½ Cleveland 16 50 .242 33½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division Houston 41 25 .621 — San Antonio 38 29 .567 3½ New Orleans 30 39 .435 12½ Memphis 28 40 .412 14 Dallas 27 39 .409 14 Northwest Division Denver 43 22 .662 — Oklahoma City 40 26 .606 3½ Portland 40 26 .606 3½ Utah 37 28 .569 6 Minnesota 32 35 .478 12 Pacific Division Golden State 45 21 .682 — L.A. Clippers 38 29 .567 7½ Sacramento 33 32 .508 11½ L.A. Lakers 30 36 .455 15 Phoenix 16 52 .235 30 x-clinched playoff spot Sunday’s Games Detroit 131, Chicago 108 Philadelphia 106, Indiana 89 Toronto 125, Miami 104 Atlanta 128, New Orleans 116 Memphis 105, Orlando 97 Houston 94, Dallas 93 Minnesota 103, New York 92 San Antonio 121, Milwaukee 114 Phoenix 115, Golden State 111 Monday’s Games Sacramento at Washington, 3 p.m. Toronto at Cleveland, 3 p.m. Detroit at Brooklyn, 3:30 p.m. Charlotte at Houston, 4 p.m. Oklahoma City at Utah, 5 p.m. Boston at L.A. Clippers, 6:30 p.m. All Times ADT

Aaron Baddeley (46), $123,153 70-70-69-74—283 Chesson Hadley (46), $123,153 71-71-71-70—283 Henrik Stenson (46), $123,153 77-66-69-71—283 Bubba Watson (46), $123,153 68-72-71-72—283 K. Aphibarnrat (35), $78,715 71-70-72-71—284 Kevin Kisner (35), $78,715 70-69-70-75—284 Marc Leishman (35), $78,715 72-70-72-70—284 Ian Poulter (35), $78,715 73-68-73-70—284 Roger Sloan (35), $78,715 70-69-74-71—284 Jhonattan Vegas (35), $78,715 69-70-75-70—284 Tyrrell Hatton (27), $60,515 70-75-66-74—285 Carlos Ortiz (27), $60,515 72-71-70-72—285 Adam Schenk (27), $60,515 70-73-71-71—285 Hudson Swafford (27), $60,515 70-74-73-68—285 Adam Hadwin (20), $47,060 70-75-68-73—286 Sam Horsfield, $47,060 74-69-74-69—286 Martin Kaymer (20), $47,060 72-69-70-75—286 Hideki Matsuyama (20), $47,060 72-70-71-73—286 Ryan Moore (20), $47,060 71-72-73-70—286 Sam Ryder (20), $47,060 74-69-74-69—286 Johnson Wagner (20), $47,060 71-72-72-71—286 Rickie Fowler (14), $35,490 74-71-71-71—287 Zach Johnson (14), $35,490 70-71-76-70—287 Hunter Mahan (14), $35,490 76-69-74-68—287 Scott Stallings (14), $35,490 69-74-73-71—287 Aaron Wise (14), $35,490 72-70-74-71—287

73 Nebraska 93, Iowa 91, OT Purdue Fort Wayne 96, South Dakota 70 Wisconsin 73, Ohio St. 67, OT FAR WEST San Diego 80, BYU 57

Women’s Scores EAST Georgetown 76, Villanova 67 Hartford 64, Stony Brook 59 Maine 66, Albany (NY) 51 Marist 62, Rider 52 Quinnipiac 80, Monmouth (NJ) 42 UConn 81, South Florida 45 SOUTH Fordham 62, VCU 47 Iowa 90, Maryland 76 Mercer 66, Furman 63 Mississippi St. 101, Arkansas 70 UCF 66, Cincinnati 58 MIDWEST Creighton 60, Butler 51 DePaul 85, Providence 60 Iowa St. 75, Texas 69 Marquette 88, St. John’s 57 Notre Dame 99, Louisville 79 SOUTHWEST Baylor 88, Kansas St. 60 Oral Roberts 68, W. Illinois 64 FAR WEST Nevada 78, San Jose St. 68 North Dakota 80, Denver 67 San Diego St. 63, Air Force 55 Stanford 64, Oregon 57 Utah St. 62, Colorado St. 59

Hockey NHL Glance EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA x-Tampa Bay 69 52 13 4 108 266 181 Boston 69 42 18 9 93 207 173 Toronto 68 42 21 5 89 244 193 Montreal 69 36 26 7 79 208 207 Florida 69 30 27 12 72 224 234 Buffalo 68 30 29 9 69 194 219 Detroit 69 24 35 10 58 188 238 Ottawa 69 23 40 6 52 203 258 Metropolitan Division Washington 69 41 21 7 89 237 212 N.Y. Islanders 68 39 22 7 85 198 168 Pittsburgh 69 37 23 9 83 237 210 Carolina 68 37 24 7 81 205 191 Columbus 68 38 27 3 79 209 202 Philadelphia 68 33 27 8 74 209 226 N.Y. Rangers 68 28 28 12 68 196 224 New Jersey 69 25 35 9 59 191 232

Men’s Major Scores



Central Division Winnipeg 68 40 24 4 84 233 202 Nashville 70 39 26 5 83 210 189 St. Louis 68 36 25 7 79 198 188 Dallas 68 35 28 5 75 172 172 Minnesota 69 33 28 8 74 191 202 Colorado 69 30 27 12 72 223 215 Chicago 68 29 30 9 67 227 255 Pacific Division Calgary 69 42 20 7 91 241 199 San Jose 68 41 19 8 90 246 210 Vegas 70 38 27 5 81 212 196 Arizona 68 34 29 5 73 183 188 Edmonton 68 30 31 7 67 192 221 Vancouver 69 28 32 9 65 187 217 Anaheim 70 27 34 9 63 161 214 Los Angeles 69 25 36 8 58 164 220 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. x-clinched playoff spot

Bucknell 97, Lehigh 75 Colgate 80, Navy 70 Hofstra 76, James Madison 67 Iona 73, Siena 57 Monmouth (NJ) 73, Canisius 59 Northeastern 80, UNC-Wilmington 59 Penn St. 72, Illinois 56 SOUTH Coll. of Charleston 73, Drexel 61 Delaware 85, William & Mary 79 Gardner-Webb 76, Radford 65 Liberty 74, Lipscomb 68 SMU 77, South Florida 71 UConn 82, East Carolina 73 UNC-Greensboro 66, Furman 62 Wofford 81, ETSU 72 MIDWEST Bradley 57, N. Iowa 54 Houston 85, Cincinnati 69 Indiana 89, Rutgers 73 N. Dakota St. 86, Oral Roberts

Sunday’s Games Florida 6, Detroit 1 Washington 3, Winnipeg 1 Pittsburgh 4, Boston 2 Calgary 6, Vegas 3 Los Angeles 3, Anaheim 2 Monday’s Games

Ottawa at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto, 3 p.m. Columbus vs. N.Y. Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 3 p.m. San Jose at Minnesota, 4 p.m. Arizona at Chicago, 4:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Edmonton, 5 p.m. Carolina at Colorado, 5 p.m. All Times ADT

Racing Monster Energy-TicketGuardian 500

Sunday At ISM Raceway Avondale, Ariz. Lap length: 1 mile (Start position in parentheses) 1. (4) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 312. 2. (9) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 312. 3. (1) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 312. 4. (14) Aric Almirola, Ford, 312. 5. (3) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 312. 6. (31) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 312. 7. (16) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 312. 8. (15) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 312. 9. (8) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 312. 10. (12) Joey Logano, Ford, 312. 11. (26) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 312. 12. (18) Ryan Newman, Ford, 312. 13. (19) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 312. 14. (2) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 312. 15. (20) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 312. 16. (22) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 312. 17. (17) Paul Menard, Ford, 311. 18. (11) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, 311. 19. (5) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 311. 20. (30) Matt Tifft, Ford, 311. 21. (13) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 311. 22. (23) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet, 311. 23. (28) Daniel Suarez, Ford, 311. 24. (7) William Byron, Chevrolet, 310. 25. (29) David Ragan, Ford, 310. 26. (24) Corey LaJoie, Ford, 310. 27. (33) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 308. 28. (25) Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota, 308. 29. (10) Erik Jones, Toyota, 304. 30. (35) Quin Houff, Chevrolet, 302. 31. (36) Bayley Currey, Ford, 301. 32. (34) Cody Ware, Chevrolet, 300. 33. (32) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 267. 34. (21) Ryan Preece, Chevrolet, Accident, 229. 35. (6) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, Accident, 191. 36. (27) Michael McDowell, Ford, Accident, 157. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 101.693 mph. Time of Race: 3:04:05. Margin of Victory: 1.259 Seconds. Caution Flags: 9 for 57 laps. Lead Changes: 17 among 6 drivers. Lap Leaders: R. Blaney 1-35;K. Busch 36-40;R. Blaney 41;D. Hamlin 42-45;K. Busch 46-65;D. Hamlin 66;R. Blaney 67-79;K. Busch 80152;D. Hamlin 153;K. Busch 154-195;R. Blaney 196;J. Johnson 197-200;K. Busch

Viktor Hovland, $0 Keegan Bradley (10), $27,391 B. DeChambeau (10), $27,391 Joaquin Niemann (10), $27,391 Patrick Rodgers (10), $27,391 Billy Horschel (8), $22,705 Pat Perez (8), $22,705 Patrick Reed (8), $22,705 Brandt Snedeker (8), $22,705 Sam Burns (6), $21,173 Scott Piercy (6), $21,173 Graeme McDowell (6), $21,173 Eddie Pepperell, $20,748 Beau Hossler (5), $20,202 D.A. Points (5), $20,202 Kevin Streelman (5), $20,202 Steve Stricker (5), $20,202 Jimmy Walker (5), $20,202 Justin Rose (4), $19,474 Sam Saunders (4), $19,474 J.J. Spaun (4), $19,474 J.T. Poston (4), $19,019 Martin Trainer (4), $19,019 Harris English (3), $18,746 Tim Herron (3), $18,473 Anirban Lahiri (3), $18,473

201-220;D. Hamlin 221;D. Hemric 222-225;A. Almirola 226-251;R. Blaney 252-295;K. Busch 296-312. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): Kyle Busch 6 times for 177 laps; Ryan Blaney 5 times for 94 laps; Aric Almirola 1 time for 26 laps; Denny Hamlin 4 times for 7 laps; Jimmie Johnson 1 time for 4 laps; Daniel Hemric 1 time for 4 laps.

Soccer MLS Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE W Columbus 1 D.C. United 1 Toronto FC 1 Montreal 1 Orlando City 0 NY City FC 0 0 New York Chicago 0 New England 0 0 Atlanta Cincinnati 0 Philadelphia 0

L T Pts GF GA 0 1 4 3 1 0 1 4 2 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 0 3 3 3 0 2 2 3 3 0 2 2 2 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 2 5 2 0 0 1 5

WESTERN CONFERENCE Seattle 2 0 0 6 6 1 LA FC 2 0 0 6 6 2 Minnesota U. 2 0 0 6 6 2 FC Dallas 1 0 1 4 3 1 Houston 1 0 1 4 3 2 Real Salt Lake 1 0 1 4 2 1 S. Kansas City 1 1 0 3 3 2 LA Galaxy 1 1 0 3 2 3 Colorado 0 1 1 1 3 5 Portland 0 1 1 1 4 7 Vancouver 0 2 0 0 2 4 San Jose 0 2 0 0 1 5 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. Sunday, March 10 D.C. United 0, New York City FC 0, tie Sporting Kansas City 2, Philadelphia 0 Cincinnati 1, Atlanta 1, tie Los Angeles FC 4, Portland 1 Saturday, March 16 Seattle at Chicago, 9 a.m. FC Dallas at Columbus, 10 a.m. Vancouver at Houston, 11 a.m. San Jose at New York, 11:30 a.m. Montreal at Orlando City, noon Real Salt Lake at D.C. United, 4 p.m. Minnesota United at LA Galaxy, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17 Los Angeles FC at New York City FC, 11 a.m. Portland at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Atlanta, 3 p.m. New England at Toronto FC, 3:30 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at Colorado, 5 p.m. All Times ADT

Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Optioned RHP Dillon Tate to Bowie (EL) and LHP Luis Ortiz and OF DJ Stewart to Norfolk (IL). Reassigned C Martin Cervenka, INF Ryan Mountcastle, OF Yusniel Diaz, LHP Sean Gilmartin and RHP Bo Schultz to their minor league camp. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Optioned RHPs Arnaldo Hernandez, Ben Lively and Jake Newberry to Omaha (PCL). Assigned LHP Jake Kalish and RHP Andres Machado to minor league camp. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Optioned LHP Jose Suarez to Salt Lake (PCL), RHP Jesus Castillo to Mobile (SL) and RHP Luis Madero to Inland Empire (Cal). Reassigned RHPs Griffin

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Canning and Miguel Almonte to minor league camp. NEW YORK YANKEES — Optioned RHP Albert Abreu to Trenton (EL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Optioned RHPs Tanner Anderson, Paul Blackburn and Andrew Triggs to Las Vegas (PCL). Reassigned LHPs Kyle Crockett and Wei-Chung Wang, RHP Brian Schlitter and INF Sheldon Neuse to their minor league camp. SEATTLE MARINERS — Agreed to terms with OFs Braden Bishop, Mitch Haniger and Mallex Smith; Cs David Freitas and Omar Narvaez; INFs Kristopher Negron, J.P. Crawford, Joey Curletta, Daniel Vogelbach, Ryon Healy and Shed Long; LHPs Ricardo Sanchez and Justus Sheffield; and RHPs Dan Altavilla, Shawn Armstrong, Gerson Bautista, Chasen Bradford, Brandon Brennan, Matt Festa, Erik Swanson, Sam Tuivailala, Max Povse and Nick Rumbleow on one-year contracts. Reassigned OF Dom ThompsonWilliams, LHP Matt Tenuta and RHPs Ryan Garton, Tyler Danish and Robinson Leyer to minor league camp. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Optioned 3B Christian Arroyo, C Nick Ciuffo, INF-OF Andrew Velazquez, RHPs Jake Faria, Andrew Moore, Brent Honeywell and Ian Gibaut and OFs Jesus Sanchez and Joe McCarthy to Durham (IL). Reassigned RHPs Tyler Cloyd and Ian Gardeck, INF Jake Cronenworth, and INF Nick Solak to their minor league camp. TEXAS RANGERS — Assigned INF Christian Lopes to their minor league camp. National League LOS ANGELES DODGERs — Optioned RHPs Yadier Alvarez and Josh Sborz, LHP Donnie Hart, INF Matt Beaty and C Rocky Gale. Reassigned RHP Mitchell White, INFs Omar Estevez and Gavin Lux, OFs DJ Peters and Cameron Perkins and 2B Jake Peter to their minor league camp. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Optioned RHP Adonis Medina to Reading (EL). SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Optioned RHPs Melvin Adon and Jose Lopez to Sacramento (PCL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Released LHP Sammy Solis. FOOTBALL National Football League KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Released LB Justin Houston. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL — Suspended Philadelphia F Jakub Voracek two games for interference against New York Islanders D Johnny Boychuk during a March 9 game. Suspended Buffalo F Jack Eichel two games for an illegal check to the head of Colorado F Carl Soderberg during a March 9 game. BUFFALO SABRES — Recalled F Alexander Nylander from Rochester (AHL). CALGARY FLAMES — Recalled F Alan Quine from Stockton (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Assigned F Brandon Gignac to Binghamton (AHL). OTTAWA SENATORS — Assigned G Filip Gustavsson from Belleville (AHL) to Brampton (ECHL).

wilderness. Cindy Abbott became the fourth musher to leave the race, citing personal health reasons and worries about taking care of her

team. The Nebraska native and former Cal State-Fullerton professor who has climbed Mount Everest scratched late Saturday.

Busch completes desert sweep AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyle Busch made it a weekend sweep at ISM Raceway in the Arizona desert. Just like he nearly did last week at Las Vegas. Busch tracked down Ryan Blaney over a long green-flag run before passing his Team Penske rival for the lead with 16 laps to go, then made his fuel and tires last to the checkered flag to add a victory in the NASCAR Cup Series on Sunday to his triumph in the Xfinity Series race. “We were going to be right on the verge,” Busch said. “You have to go hard first and worry about fuel afterwards. After I got

Blaney, I was able to save a little bit and take care of my tires for the rest of the lapped traffic I had to get through.” Busch’s latest big weekend gives him 199 wins in NASCAR’s top three series, including 52 at the Cup level. He will go for the 200 milestone next weekend at Auto Club Speedway in California. “It’s not for me to worry about. It’s for everybody else to discuss and talk about and debate over,” he said of its importance. “But for myself and the view I’ve had, I’ve been fortunate to be around a lot of great people and a lot of great sponsors.”

Today in History Today is Monday, March 11, the 70th day of 2019. There are 295 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 11, 1985, Mikhail S. Gorbachev was chosen to succeed the late Konstantin U. Chernenko as general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party. On this date: In 1513, Giovanni de’ Medici was proclaimed pope, succeeding Julius II; he took the name Leo X. In 1888, the Blizzard of ‘88, also known as the “Great White Hurricane,” began inundating the northeastern United States, resulting in some 400 deaths. In 1918, what are believed to be the first confirmed U.S. cases of a deadly global flu pandemic were reported among U.S. Army soldiers stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas; 46 would die. (The worldwide outbreak of influenza claimed an estimated 20 to 40 million lives.) In 1935, the Bank of Canada began operations, issuing its first series of bank notes. In 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Lend-Lease Bill, providing war supplies to countries fighting the Axis. In 1954, the U.S. Army charged that Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, RWis., and his subcommittee’s chief counsel, Roy Cohn, had exerted pressure to obtain favored treatment for Pvt. G. David Schine, a former consultant to the subcommittee. (The confrontation culminated in the famous Senate Army-McCarthy hearings.) In 1959, the Lorraine Hansberry drama “A Raisin in the Sun” opened at New York’s Ethel Barrymore Theater. In 1977, more than 130 hostages held in Washington, D.C., by Hanafi Muslims were freed after ambassadors from three Islamic nations joined the negotiations. In 1993, Janet Reno was unanimously confirmed by the Senate to be U.S. attorney general. In 2003, a U.S. Army helicopter crashed near Fort Drum in upstate New York, killing 11 soldiers. Recep Tayyip Erdogan (REH’-jehp TY’ihp UR’-doh-wahn), the leader of Turkey’s governing party, was named prime minister. After a four-day walkout that cost New York City $10 million, Broadway musicians settled the first strike on the Great White Way in nearly 30 years. In 2004, ten bombs exploded in quick succession across the commuter rail network in Madrid, Spain, killing 191 people in an attack linked to al-Qaida-inspired militants. In 2011, a magnitude-9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami struck Japan’s northeastern coast, killing nearly 20,000 people and severely damaging the Fukushima Dai-ichi (foo-koo-SHEE’-mah dy-EE’-chee) nuclear power station. Ten years ago: President Barack Obama signed a $410 billion spending package to keep the government running through September 2009, even as he called it “imperfect” because of the number of earmarks it contained. A teenager, Tim Kretschmer, went on a shooting rampage starting at a school in Winnenden, Germany, killing 15 people before committing suicide. Five years ago: In an extraordinary public accusation, the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., declared the CIA had interfered with and then tried to intimidate a congressional investigation into the agency’s possible use of torture in terror probes during the Bush administration. Swedish Radio reporter Nils Horner was shot dead in Kabul, Afghanistan, in an attack claimed by a Taliban splinter group. Dallas Seavey ran a blistering pace and took the lead just hours before the finish to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. One year ago: The White House pledged to help states pay for firearms training for teachers, and renewed its call for an improved background check system, as part of a new plan to prevent school shootings like the one that left 17 people dead at a Florida high school four weeks earlier; the plan did not include a push to boost the minimum age for purchasing assault weapons to 21. British officials investigating the nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy and his adult daughter said limited traces of contamination were found in a restaurant and a pub in the English city of Salisbury. Lawmakers in China abolished presidential term limits that had been in place for more than 35 years, opening up the possibility of Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) holding power for life. Today’s Birthdays: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is 88. Former ABC News correspondent Sam Donaldson is 85. Musician Flaco Jimenez (FLAH’-koh hee-MEH’-nez) is 80. Actress Tricia O’Neil is 74. Actor Mark Metcalf is 73. Rock singer-musician Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge) is 72. Singer Bobby McFerrin is 69. Movie director Jerry Zucker is 69. Singer Cheryl Lynn is 68. Actress Susan Richardson is 67. Recording executive Jimmy Iovine (eye-VEEN’) is 66. Singer Nina Hagen is 64. Country singer Jimmy Fortune (The Statler Brothers) is 64. Actor Elias Koteas (ee-LY’-uhs koh-TAY’-uhs) is 58. Actor-director Peter Berg is 57. Singer Mary Gauthier (GOH’-shay) is 57. Actor Jeffrey Nordling is 57. Actress Alex Kingston is 56. Country musician David Talbot is 56. Actor Wallace Langham is 54. Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., is 54. Actor John Barrowman is 52. Singer Lisa Loeb is 51. Neo-soul musician Al Gamble (St. Paul & the Broken Bones) is 50. Singer Pete Droge is 50. Actor Terrence Howard is 50. Rock musician Rami Jaffee is 50. Actor Johnny Knoxville is 48. Rock singer-musicians Benji and Joel Madden (Good Charlotte; The Madden Brothers) are 40. Actor David Anders is 38. Singer LeToya is 38. Actress Thora Birch is 37. TV personality Melissa Rycroft is 36. Actor Rob Brown is 35. Actress Jodie Comer is 26. Thought for Today: “Perhaps it is better to wake up after all, even to suffer, rather than to remain a dupe to illusions all one’s life.” -- Kate Chopin, American writer (1851-1904).

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Pen pal labors from a distance as friend’s memory slips away if her writing to me is a good activity for her, given her ailment. Truthfully, though, I’m starting to feel hurt and abused. Can you advise? -- NEEDING A BREAK IN ILLINOIS DEAR NEEDING: It is very important that you remind yourself Abigail Van Buren that what you are experiencing with your friend is not her fault. It is caused by her disease. Do you know if she has family nearby? If so, they should be contacted and informed about what’s going on. Dementias are often progressive, and at some point, your friend may no longer be able to correspond with you. My thought would be that you continue to write to her, but make your letters shorter and less frequent, and do not personalize what’s going on. DEAR ABBY: I have a grandson who is turning 3. My son’s fiancee, “Tina,” watches him frequently while my daughter, “Lila,” works. On several occasions, Tina has done things I don’t agree with, but I have kept my

peace. However, today Lila called me, extremely upset. Apparently, while Tina was watching my grandson, she had another little boy there who is the same age as my grandson. She had taken it upon herself to potty train the boys, although nobody asked her to, and offered them ice cream if they used the potty. The other boy used it and was given ice cream. My grandson refused and didn’t get any. He cried because he had to watch the other child enjoy the treat. I think it was cruel. Children learn at their own pace. My son is siding with his fiancee, Tina, and everyone is upset. Any advice? -- EXTREMELY UPSET GRANDMA DEAR UPSET GRANDMA: If she hasn’t said it already, your daughter should politely make it clear to Tina that she prefers to toilet train her child without outside help. If Tina gives her an argument, Lila should make other arrangements for child care. And you should stand back and let them settle it between themselves. 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. Hints from Heloise

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, March 11, 2019: This year, you’ll make your thoughts known, and others will respond in a forceful manner. You’ll often be found debating the issues. If single, you might feel as though you’ve met The One. Try to stay realistic and accept this person’s negative characteristics, too. If you’re attached, you and your partner could be focused on creating a warmer, more-exciting bond. You will. TAURUS always has a stabilizing idea. 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) HHH Your determination earmarks whatever you focus on and deem important. You have the energy to take a project to its grass roots and redesign it if necessary. Your patience and resourcefulness ensure that you come out with a sure winner. Tonight: Let the party begin! TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHH You refuse to accept “no” when it comes to a project or heartfelt request. How you approach this matter will determine how it turns out. You might not see the whole implication of this idea, but you see enough to push hard to make it so. Tonight: As you like it. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHH You could feel overwhelmed by all that’s on your plate. If you can pull back some or eliminate one project, you could be happier with the end results. Your feelings run high, and you appear to be invested in a certain outcome. Tonight: Cocoon some. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHHH Once you focus on the longterm results you desire, a situation appears that you really could get involved in. Be careful with how you continue a specific drive or desire and what you’ll do to draw the results that you want. Tonight: Let the party go on. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHHH All eyes turn to you and an impending need or challenge. You might need to push hard, but you’ll inevitably land where you want to and draw the results you desire. Creativity soars. Tonight: Ask for what you want. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH You could be in a position of having to explain another person’s choic-


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es. In order to achieve those results, you will need to walk in this person’s shoes and think in a similar manner. By clearing out an issue, your bond will warm and grow. Tonight: Adjust to a new friend’s or loved one’s request. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHH Pressure builds through a partnership and the other party’s requests. You might need to give yourself some space to consider the possibilities. A parent or a domestic situation becomes quite demanding. Tonight: Flex. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH Knowing full well what you need to do, defer to a loved one. If you become too demanding, you’ll certainly hear about it. Others seem extremely reactive; tread carefully. You speak your mind, but don a very serious tone. Tonight: Opt for togetherness. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHH You might want to think about frolicking away in some wonderful places; however, you realize the importance of maintaining and excelling in your daily life and work. Be careful; if frustrated, you could become accident-prone. Tonight: Keep your nose to the grindstone. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH The best laid plans could explode for no reason, leaving you scratching your head. Don’t allow a situation to get to you. Given some time and consideration by all parties, the situation is likely to pass. Tonight: Dig up someone with whom you always have a good time. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH You feel the innate tension of the day. The issue could surround your home or domestic life. You’re also anxious about making a good impression on someone who is key to your well-being. Refuse to be cornered by a friend who can be demanding. Tonight: Time to hang loose. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH You’ll speak your mind. However, others seem more than willing to speak louder than you do, and you might feel as though your thoughts are melting away unnoticed! Not so. Relax. Be open to a discussion. Tonight: Before deciding, return calls. BORN TODAY Publisher Rupert Murdoch (1931), journalist Sam Donaldson (1934), Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (1936)


OFF THE HOOK Dear Heloise: In the Daily American newspaper in Pennsylvania, I read about a person who always got stuck hosting the big family gatherings. Years ago, I had that problem, so after a Thanksgiving dinner with everyone present, I announced that from now on, we would be taking turns hosting the holiday dinners. I now host only once every five years. For those who say they don’t have the room, I suggest they host at their church hall or community building. That means no more excuses! -- Mary in Stoystown, Pa. `Mary, holidays are a lot of work, and everyone should pitch in and share the work or take turns hosting the events. This is especially true with large families. -- Heloise MOP HEAD Dear Heloise: The mop head finally rusted through and fell off, but the handle is still useful. I threaded a folded napkin in the top and now use it to clean the dust bunnies out from under the refrigerator. -- Norma C., Waterloo, N.Y. POTATOES Dear Heloise: My wife died a few years back, and I now cook for myself. I have a question about potatoes: The eyes and black spots -- are they bad for you? And how should I store the potatoes? -- Robert C., Summerfield, Fla. Robert, first, potatoes should not be stored in a refrigerator. Ideally, they need a cool, dry place, out of direct sunlight. As for the eyes and black spots, cut out the black spots. The eyes won’t hurt you. The black spots could be a bruised spot or a fungus, so cutting it out is a safety measure. -- Heloise

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