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In the news Grammy-winning artists to headline Salmonfest Two Grammy-winning artists will headline this year’s Salmonfest. Organizers of the well-attended Ninilchik event announced this week that Jason Mraz will perform Friday and Ani DiFranco will perform Saturday night at the event. The California Honey Drops, Keller Williams and WookieFoot have also confirmed they will be at the music festival. Other acts will be announced at a later date. Tickets are already available for the festival, which will be Aug. 2-4, at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik, at salmonfestalaska.org. —Victoria Petersen

State OK funding Medicaid through grants, Dunleavy says JUNEAU — Gov. Mike Dunleavy told President Donald Trump that the state is open to the idea of receiving Medicaid funding through fixed amounts each year. Dunleavy spokesman Matt Shuckerow tells Alaska Public Media that the block grant approach could allow the state more flexibility in how it spends Medicaid funding. The Republican governor wrote in a letter to the president last month that Seema Verma, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, had urged the state to become the first receive the federal funding this way. The federal government currently pays an agreed-upon percentage of each state's Medicaid costs. The government program provides health care to people with lower income. More than a quarter of the state's population is covered by Medicaid. — Associated Press

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Community defends small schools By VICTORIA PETERSEN Peninsula Clarion

Parents and community members living near Moose Pass School and Nikiski Middle-High School are speaking out against cuts to education funding and potential school closures. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has said if Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget passes, it could result in the closure of six schools in Moose Pass, Seward, Nikiski, Homer, Soldotna and Anchor Point. At the March 25 Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meeting, more than a dozen parents, students and educators from Anchor Point’s Chapman School spoke to the school board in support of keeping their school open. At the end of the meeting, board member

Effort to move legislative sessions to Anchorage advances By BECKY BOHRER The Associated Press

“It means people at the other locations don’t

Supporters of a proposed ballot initiative seeking to move legislative sessions from Juneau to Anchorage have gotten the OK to gather signatures to try to qualify it for next year’s ballot. Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer says supporters need to gather 28,501 signatures from across Alaska. The proposal seeks to relocate “regular and special meetings” of the Legislature to Anchorage but not move the capital.

See SMALL, page A2

See MOVE, page A14

Bruce Jaffa waits in line to speak to Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly against closing Moose Pass School on Tuesday in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Dan Castimore noted he hadn’t heard much input from the other schools on

the potential closure list. “It means one of two things,” Castimore said.

High March temperatures curb winter weather By DAN JOLING Associated Press

ANCHORAGE — Unusually high March temperatures lopped weeks off Alaska’s long winter and reflect a warming climate trend, state climate experts say. March is normally reliable for dog mushing and cross-country skiing. However, extreme warmth melted snow and made ice on waterways hazardous for travel in the state. Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, didn’t record a flake of measureable snow. “It was as if we didn’t have March this year,” said Martin Stuefer, state climatologist and an associate research professor with the Alaska Climate Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. “We had April instead.” Researchers don’t make climate conclusions based

Mallards feed in a puddle of melted snow on the Delaney Park Strip, in Anchorage, on Wednesday. Much of Anchorage’s snow disappeared as Alaska experienced unseasonably warm weather in March. (AP Photo/Dan Joling)

on a month’s data, but Alaska’s warm March reflects an upward warming climate trend in America’s largest state, Stuefer said.

“We see the last several years were way warm. There’s a clear climateinduced warming. There’s no doubt about it,” he said.

The March warmth was due to a high pressure ridge over Alaska and northwest Alaska that lasted two weeks. Low pres-

sure over the Bering Sea produced southwest winds along Alaska’s west coast, pushing warm air from southern latitudes into the Arctic, according to Stuefer. Fairbanks, in the center of the state, hit temperatures in the 50s. People broke out shorts and barbeque grills, Stuefer said. “People were in a happy mood, many people who wanted to get rid of winter,” he said. The state’s second largest city also for the first March ever had consecutive days when the low temperature did not dip below freezing. Temperatures in northern, western and interior Alaska exceeded the daily average by double digits, said Rick Thoman, a climate specialist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy. See WARM, page A3

Public health releases guidelines on safe needle disposal By BRIAN MAZUREK Peninsula Clarion

As spring gets underway on the peninsula, the melting snow slowly reveals what has been hidden for months. Unfortunately, used syringes are often among the items

unburied. These serve as stark reminders of the public health crisis facing the peninsula and the nation as a whole, and when spring comes the evidence of the opioid epidemic can no longer remain hidden. Because peninsula residents have come across

used needles in public parks and on sidewalks after snow melts, Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services releases guidelines every spring of how to properly dispose of syringes. According to DHSS, the options for safely disposing of found

Acclaimed musician returns to Soldotna By JOEY KLECKA Peninsula Clarion

With time spent in the world’s most prestigious musical halls and festivals, Alaska’s Eduard Zilberkant will seem like a giant filling the space at the Soldotna Christ Lutheran Church. The musician will take over the Soldotna church on Saturday evening for a classical chamber perfor-

mance with the University of Alaska Fairbanks String Faculty, a trio that consists of violinist Dr. Bryan Emmon Hall, violist Gail Johansen and cellist Ryan Fitzpatrick. The Russian-born Zilberkant is a classically trained pianist and orchestra conductor who currently teaches and performs at University of Alaska Fairbanks, and has toured many of the

world’s finest musical establishments, including the National Philharmonic in Warsaw, Poland, the Teatro di San Carlo Opera House in Naples, Italy, and the Volgograd Opera House in Russia. To another classically trained pianist like Soldotna’s Performing Arts Society leader Maria Allison, Zilberkant’s resume and body of work See MUSIC, page A14

needles are limited on the peninsula, so it is important to know what they are. Public Health nurse Sherra Pritchard said that the city and community councils of Kenai, Soldotna, Sterling and Nikiski also organize annual cleanup weekends,

which typically occur in May. Pritchard said that in 2015, 65 sharps and syringes were found during Nikiski’s cleanup day, with that number dropping significantly in the following years. According to a press See SAFE, page A2

State Health Care Services director is out By ALEX MCCARTHY Juneau Empire

The director of the Division of Health Care Services is out, according to a statement from the Department of Health and Social Services. Margaret Brodie is no longer the director of the division, DHSS spokesperson Clinton Bennett said Thursday. “We cannot provide any more details about her departure because it is

a personnel matter,” Bennett said via email. “Renee Gayhart has been appointed acting director of the Division of Health Care Services.” The Division of Health Care Services, according to its website, aims to “provide to all eligible Alaskans access and oversight to the full range of appropriate Medicaid services” and “protect Alaska’s most vulnerable populations through our certification See OUT, page A14


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release from DHSS, the safest way to transport and dispose of used needles is by using a medical sharps container. These containers are widely used by medical professionals to dispose of biohazards. Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna and Providence Seward Medical Center provide sharps containers for free, and they are also available at some pharmacies and general stores. If a needle is discovered and no medical sharps container is available, DHSS recommends a puncture-proof plastic bottle with a lid as the

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think we’re serious, and if that’s the case I would implore you to consider that we are very serious. Also if nobody knows those communities care, that’s certainly going to have an impact.” Amber Douglas from Nikiski was at the March 25 meeting but said she was there to listen. At Monday’s school board meeting, she decided to speak up. “I appreciated (Castimore’s) comments about our school not being represented at that time,” Douglas said. “I just wanted to let you know we were represented, but I felt that my purpose that night was to be a good listener.” Douglas, who has three children in Nikiski, went on to tell the board that she believed Nikiski MiddleHigh School would not make a good candidate for closure. “Busing 350 kids 35 miles into Kenai for school presents increased road risk exposure for accidents, and if I look at

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next-best alternative. It is important to note that some drop-off sites only accept used needles if they are in the medical sharps container. Below is a list of approved drop-off sites for used needles and their policies. Soldotna/Kenai Central Peninsula Hospital will accept needles in sturdy plastic containers, but medical sharps containers are preferred and are given out for free by the hospital. Non-medical containers should be marked “Sharps” and ducttaped shut. The hospital accepts needle drop-offs 24/7. Call 907-714-4404 for more information. Nikiski The Nikiski Fire Stations do accept used nee-

dles if necessary, but are not equipped for regular drop-offs. Sharps can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call Fire Station #1 (907-776-6401) or Fire Station #2 (907-776-6402) for more information. Homer South Peninsula Hospital accepts used needles from 1 to 3 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the loading dock area. Medical and nonmedical containers are accepted, but non-medical containers should be marked “SHARPS/Do not recycle” and duct-taped shut. Call 907-235-8101 for more information. Seward Providence Seward Medical Center only accepts med-

ical sharps containers, but drop-offs can be made 24/7 and the containers are available for free. Call 907-2245205 for more information. Gloves should always be worn when handling used needles, and DHSS warned against attempting to break the needle or recap the syringe, as this increases the risk of infection. Tongs, pliers or other similar tools may be used as well, but people should be careful of the needle slipping out of the tool’s grasp. If stuck with a used needle, the area should be cleaned immediately with soap, water and an antiseptic such as rubbing alcohol. Any person stuck by a used needle should also call a doctor or the hospital to determine if further action is needed.

that paired with a 70% reduction in emergency services, that’s kind of a perfect storm for a really huge tragedy in terms of losing high school kids,” Douglas said. “ Douglas said she would personally prefer a 25% cut to all schools and programs, and more information about the four-day school week. Jason Aigeldinger from Moose Pass is also worried about the long bus rides his two first graders could have to take if Moose Pass School closes. “As a parent, I think my biggest situation is the increased road time my kids will be subjected to,” Aigeldinger said. “That’s a lot of time on the bus. There’s been a bit of research done on it, about how it decreases academic performance.” During his public comment, Aigeldinger brought the school board a proclamation from 2010. The proclamation, from then Gov. Sean Parnell, notes the Moose Pass School as the oldest continuously used school on the Kenai Peninsula. The school has been in the same site since 1930 when it opened as a territorial school.

“The big thing I want to drive home is we’re really happy with our education experience down at the Moose Pass School and we would like to continue to see it operate,” Aigeldinger said. “We’re 89 years in guys. Think about that. We run pretty lean and we work with what we’re given and we’ll continue to do that. The only thing I ask folks is that we have the ability to operate on that site.” Bruce Jaffa is a local business owner in Moose Pass. His children, who are now grown, attended Moose Pass School. Jaffa told the school board he wanted them to pay special attention to small schools on the peninsula. “Closing this school is not only morally wrong it’s bad policy,” Jaffa said. “These schools were started with pride as pioneer Alaskans created communities and set their roots.” Jaffa used Dunleavy’s words and asked the school board to “stand tall” for small schools and education funding. “We and you must stand tall to tell the representatives strongly and clearly that cuts to our school funding, changes to our student-

teacher ratio and closures of small schools is not acceptable and is short-sighted,” Jaffa said. Carole Strickland raised her kids in Nikiski. They are no longer students, but Strickland now spends her time substitute teaching at Nikiski Middle-High School. She said closing the Nikiski school could worsen present issues within the community. “We have a lot of students with insecure food sources and insecure housing and as a community, we do what we can to help them,” Strickland said. “If we move these students and close Nikiski High School I fear that problem will get compounded and they might not get as cared for if they are in a bigger class in a bigger school, and they will fall through the cracks.” No schools are set to close at this time, and district cuts are dependent on the amount of funding they receive from the borough and state. While the Alaska House Finance Committee combs through the budget, the amount of funding the district will gain from the state this year remains unclear.


Peninsula Clarion | Friday, April 5, 2019 | A3 and provide assistance. If you have a laptop computer and a portable storage device (flash drive, etc.), please bring both to the April 6 meeting. These are helpful, but not absolutely necessary. Genealogy software programs to discuss: Legacy, Nikiksi community council meeting RootsMagic, Gramps, FamilyTree Maker. The meeting is The Nikiski community council meting will take place free and open to the public. Monday, April 8 at 7 p.m. at the Nikiski Senior Center on Kenai Senior Center activities, April Lake Marie Street. —M&M Knitting group, Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25 International Fly Fishing Film Tour from 1-2 p.m. Kenai Peninsula Chapter of Trout Unlimited annual —Card Making with Kimberley, Tuesday, April 9 at 1 fundraiser will be Saturday evening, April 27 at the Kenai p.m. Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center in Kenai, Alas—Egg Decorating, Monday, April 16 at 1 p.m. ka. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., films start at: 6:30 p.m. This —“No-Host” Dinner to Rosco’s in Ninilchik, Tuesday, sell-out event will feature a handpicked collection of fish- April 16 at 4 p.m. $7 Ride Fee ing films, beverages from Kenai River Brewing (including —Kenai Peninsula Caregivers Group, Monday, April 16 a new beer brewed especially for this event), a silent auction at 1 p.m. with a lot of fishing goodies, and a night to remember! Tick—Birthday Lunch, Thursday, April 17, 11:30 a.m. $7 sugets are limited and available on-line: https://www.showclix. gested donation or free if your birthday is in April and you are com/event/if42019kenaiak or: https://www.facebook.com/ more than 60 years old. Easter Brunch, Friday, April 19 from events/308693573127156/. 11:30-1 p.m. —Ring-a-Lings - Lunchtime entertainment, Monday, Sterling Senior Center garage sale April 22 at 11:30 a.m. There will be a multi-vendor Garage Sale at the Sterling —Riverside Band – Lunchtime entertainment, Monday, Senior Center April 12 and 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The April 29 at 11:30 a.m. event will include a bake sale and lunch. Those interested in renting a table to sell their wares may call the center at 262- Pesticide training 6808. The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer pesticide applicator certification trainTake-A-Break Ladies Night Out ing April 9-11 in several Alaska communities. The training “Hats on Parade, Tuesday, April 30 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. will take place by videoconference in Fairbanks, Delta JuncShow your style with your own hat. Inspirational speaker tion, Anchorage, Palmer, Soldotna and other communities as Ronna Martin, “There Is Hope.” Dinner $12. At the Solid requested. Classes will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with an Rock Conference Center, Mile 90.5 Sterling Highway. For exam scheduled after the training. The state requires certifireservations call Susan at 335-6789 or 440-1319. cation for anyone who purchases, uses or sells restricted pesticides. Certification is also required for anyone who acts as Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Game a pesticide consultant, engages in the commercial or contract Warden Camp use of pesticides or supervises their use at a public location. A Game Warden Camp will take place Saturday, May 11 $75 fee for the training includes study materials. Registration from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for current 5th, 6th, 7th graders. More is available at http://bit.ly/PestInvasive. Participants are eninformation: Kelly_Modla@fws.gov or 907-260-2851. Reg- couraged to become familiar with the materials and required istration packets can be picked up /returned at the the Visitor math beforehand. For more information and to request anCenter — space is limited & preregistration is required by other training location, contact Phil Kaspari at 907-895-4215 April 20 (for T-shirt order). Cost is $20 and includes lunch or pnkaspari@alaska.edu. and a T-shirt. Investigate a wildlife forensics crime scene and About Boating Safely class learn how to work a case, learn about wildlife management The Kenai Flotilla of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is and enforcement, explore antlers, skulls and waterfowl ID. Practice outdoor survival and boating safety. Explore GPS/ conducting an “About Boating Safely” class on Saturday, map and compass, archery, and learn how drones are used as April 6, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and continuing on Tuesday, April 9 from 6 p.m to 10 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaa wildlife management tool. culture Center located at 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Caregiver support meeting Soldotna. Please contact the Flotilla Education Officer, Mike Soldotna Senior Center will host Caregiver Support Meet- Chase at (907) 201-1792 for more information and class reging: It’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month on istration. Tuesday, April 9 at 1 p.m. We will have discussion centered Sudden Theatre around age-related issues and driving. Please join us to share Kenai Performers presents Sudden Theatre, an evening of your experiences as a caregiver, or to support someone who 10-minute plays on April 12, 13, 19, 20 at 7 p.m. Location: is a caregiver. For more information, please call Sharon or 44045 K-Beach Road (backside of Subway restaurant). No Judy at (907) 262-1280. host beer/wine bar. PG-13 rating. Doors open at 6:00PM. Totem Tracers Genealogical Society meet Tickets $15 each and available at the door. For more inforThe Kenai Totem Tracers Genealogical Society will meet mation call Robby at 513-2215. in the Kenai Community Library on Saturday, April 6 from An Evening with Mar Ka and Monica Devine 1-3 p.m. This is a week earlier than normal due to the KeThe KPC Showcase and River City Books presents will nai library room availability. This month’s program,”Using host An Evening with Alaskan authors Mar Ka, whose newly a Genealogy Software Program” will be given by President Tracy Miller. Genealogy software is an intuitive and easy- released book is “Be-hooved” and Monica Devine, whose to-use timesaver that may become your most valuable tool latest book is “Water Mask” on Thursday, April 11 at 6:30 in genealogy research. She will review four good all-round p.m. in the McLane Commons at KPC. Mar Ka writes from genealogy programs (both free and paid versions) that ben- the foothills of Alaska’s Chugach Mountains. As an indigefit researchers of all levels of experience. Experienced ge- enous rights attorney, she has travelled extensively throughnealogy software users will be on hand to answer questions out the state. Her poems have been published in national and

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America’s northernmost community, Utqiagvik, formerly Barrow, averaged 18.6 degrees warmer than the average from 1981 to 2010. In southeast Alaska, the village of Klawock hit 70 degrees on March 19, almost two weeks sooner than any state weather station had reached that temperature, Thoman said.

“March is certainly one for the books,” he said. The headquarters at Denali National Park reported zero snow on the ground as of March 31. “That’s by two weeks, not just a day or two, the earliest they’ve lost the winter snow pack,” Thoman said. Snowpack does not determine Alaska’s wildfire season but firefighting officials are bracing for an early start, said Tim Mowry, spokesman for the Alaska Division of Forestry in Fairbanks.

“With these conditions, we could see fires early in the season, if the weather continues,” he said. Warm temperatures affected frozen waterways used for winter transportation. Five people riding on two all-terrain vehicles March 31 near Bethel in southwest Alaska plunged through thin ice on the Kuskokwim River and two people died. Alaska State Troopers warned residents afterward to cease river travel. The Bering Sea off the

west coast set a record for the lowest ice extent in March. So did the Chukchi Sea off Alaska’s northwest coast. Like Stuefer, Thoman said the extreme weather month fits the scenario of rising temperatures accompanying climate change. “The changing climate is the background that this is painted on. Months like this, far, far above normal — that’s going to occur more frequently as the escalator goes up,” he said.

international journals and anthologies, and on occasion set to music. Monica Devine is an author and artist living in Eagle River, Alaska. Among her works are five children’s books, including “Iditarod: The Greatest Win Ever and Kayak Girl.”

Week of the Young Child

Week of the Young Child will be celebrated on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. If you have any questions, or would like to join us last minute as a vendor contact Lauralee Peterson at 2529539.

Narcan kits available at Public Health

Heroin overdoses are on the rise in Alaska. Narcan is an easy medication you can give to someone who is overdosing. It may save their life. Adults can get free Narcan nasal spray kits at the Kenai Public Health Center at 630 Barnacle Way, Suite A, in Kenai. For additional information call Kenai Public Health at 335-3400. Prevent dependence, get help, save a life.

Red Cross open house The American Red Cross of Alaska will be hosting an open house on April 5 from 12–4 p.m. at 450 Marathon Rd., Floor 2 in Kenai to celebrate a new Red Cross office space in Kenai! Grilled hot dogs and appetizers will be served and Red Cross volunteers, community members, members of the media and city officials are encouraged to attend and learn more about the Red Cross of Alaska programs and services available on the Kenai Peninsula. To learn more about the American Red Cross of Alaska, please visit redcross. org/Alaska.

Kenai Historical Society Kenai Historical Society will meet on Sunday, April 7, at 1:30 p.m. at the Kenai Visitors Center. Business meeting followed by Ray Rowley telling about growing up on the Peninsula. For more information call June at 283-1946

Kenai Fish Habitat Partnership Symposium The Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Partnership 2019 Symposium will take place on Thursday, April 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cannery Lodge. RSVP required. Join us for discussions about habitat protections on the Kenai Peninsula, including defining the future of fish habitats and few stories from Dr. Kristin Mitchell and Sue Mauger on their trips to Antarctica. Lunch will be provided. This is a FREE event but please register! Visit www.kenaifishpartnership.org.

SPEAK meeting

SPEAK (Support Group for families of children who live though disabilities) will be meeting the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Love Inc. building 44410 K-Beach Rd. Parents, Grandparents, Guardians, and care givers service providers and resource representatives are encouraged and welcome to come and participate. This is great way to connect with others through their overcoming successes as parents, grandparents, and caregivers. SPEAK is a resource-based group. Please no children, childcare is not available. Questions call 907-252-2558 or 907-9536325.

Al-Anon support group meetings 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 enter through the River Tower entrance and follow the signs. Contact Tony Oliver at 252-0558 for more information.

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Bluster won’t resolve border challenges Belatedly, it occurred to the

Trump administration that closing the U.S.Mexico border, as the president threatened, posed the risk of paralyzing manufacturing assembly lines, leaving grocery shelves bare and throwing the U.S. economy into a tailspin, if not outright recession. Bad idea. So now the White House has seized on Plan B, which seems to entail leaving commercial traffic intact while locking down the frontier for everyone else, meaning huge numbers of people who cross in both directions daily. This approach is a wild overreaction that would not stop the surge of asylum-seeking migrants. However, it is in keeping with the president’s own instincts, which are untroubled by the prospect of inflicting misery on foreigners. Each day, about 1 million people cross the 1,954-mile frontier, making it by far the world’s most transited border. The vast majority do so legally. Mr. Trump’s closure would play havoc with those people’s lives, livelihoods, schedules and families. And make no mistake: Many would be U.S. citizens. Meanwhile, desperate refugees would continue to cross the border to request asylum; recently, some have been lining up alongside the existing border fence. Still, in the hijacked name of border security — or, more to the point, a migrant surge he cannot abide — the president would have it be known that he is prepared to slam the door unless Mexico and Central America’s immigrantgenerating countries take steps to impede the flow of migrants. The demand is reasonable enough — although Mexico has already taken extensive steps to cooperate with Washington, both during the 2014 migration spike and in the current surge. Its government has issued work permits and asylum to thousands of migrants who want to remain in Mexico. As for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, the so-called Northern Triangle countries from which most migrant families are now leaving in hopes of entering the United States, there are at least two problems. One is their limited capacity to stanch emigration and close their borders in the face of waves of their own citizens fleeing crime, violence and dysfunction. Another is the diminution of Washington’s leverage by Mr. Trump’s foolish decision to halt the flow of hundreds of millions of dollars of U.S. aid intended to tackle the very problems impelling the current wave of migration. It’s hard to know where the president’s bluster ends and real action may begin. “I’m not playing games,” he said last Friday, in threatening again to shutter the border after assigning blame to Mexico for the influx of migrants. Four days later, it dawned on him that threatening to choke off trade is, in fact, a game, and a ludicrous one at that. The number of migrants now flooding the border is a genuine humanitarian crisis, but not one susceptible to solution by hyperbole and bluff. It must be treated with greater resources at the border and also at the source, in Central America. In the absence of a real long-term strategy along those lines, Mr. Trump can huff and puff and blow the doors shut, but the migration problem will not disappear. — The Washington Post, April 2

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Biden’s problem is his ego

Joe Biden wants us to believe that all his touching speaks to how deeply he cares about other people. It’s really a testament to how much regard he has for himself. As everyone has always known, Biden is prone to weird and wildly overfamiliar interactions with women, which are extensively on the record and have been the subject of jocular commentary over the years. The #MeToo era has put his grabby style in a different light, and now he’s had to tweet out a video saying he gets it. Biden’s conduct is obviously different and less blameworthy than the men caught up in #MeToo: It’s not furtive, but out in the open; not sexual, but affectionate. He doesn’t stand accused of cruelly manipulating anyone or creating a hostile workplace. No, his fundamental offense is not realizing that some people might not be as into Joe Biden as Joe Biden is into Joe Biden. He has an ego, not a libido, problem. Biden lost all self-awareness somewhere in the Senate chamber about 40 years ago. It’s not just that Biden’s a figure from a different era; he’s been in the bubble, deferred to and adored as a matter of course, for decades. He won his first Senate race at age 29. He served with Barry Goldwater, William Fulbright, Adlai Stevenson and Sam Ervin. He was in the Senate for 36 years before moving to the even more rarified air of the vice presidency.

So, he’s clueless in the way that old Washington hands who refer to themselves in the third person and consider themselves living legends alRich Lowry ways are — only more so. To use Biden’s own term, he believes his own malarkey. He really thinks that he’s the most charming man in the room and a master at human interaction. In his view, he’s doing everyone a favor by giving them a warm bath of Biden. It’s truly never occurred to him that some women might not want to be grabbed, smelled, held, nuzzled, Eskimo-kissed, whispered to and generally handled by their great champion and defender, Joe Biden. We’re hearing new stories almost every other day because Biden has done this hundreds and hundreds of times — it was part of his shtick. The former vice president always assumed that he and his adoring fans had the same dynamic going for them as Willie Brown described in his line about his affair with Kamala Harris: “She loved me, I loved me. It was the perfect relationship.” Very often Biden was probably right, but not all the time. His indiscriminate touchiness — just like his indiscriminate talking — shows a

fundamental lack of consideration for others and of self-control. In his video, Biden noted how he has helped people get through tragedies, but that wasn’t the circumstance of most of the women who have complained about his behavior. Biden was in the habit of squeezing and smelling people he randomly encountered out on the campaign trail. In our era, we are finding new ways to work around to old concepts like common courtesy and propriety. In pledging to respect people’s personal space, Biden is promising to be more gentlemanly, although he could never use that term. The use of a handshake as a greeting is a good place to start. With Donald Trump in the White House, no one can say lack of manners is a bar to high office, and Biden’s grabbiness shouldn’t be disqualifying. The controversy is a symptom of something else that should give Biden pause, though: The peril of being at the center of politics in Washington is that your political instincts aren’t sharpened, they are worn down. This is why we tend to elect newcomers rather than experienced Washington politicians, let alone people who have been around for 40 years. If Biden’s going to run, he should do it fully aware that it’s a new party — and his effect on people isn’t necessarily what he thinks. Rich Lowry can be reached via email at comments.lowry@nationalreview.com.

Budget jeopardizes Alaska’s health and economy My good friend and former state Sen. Gretchen Guess often reminds me that life is about choices. In public policy, our choices can enhance or destroy people’s lives, so we have a moral obligation to understand their consequences. Good choices involve a decision-making process. What problem am I trying to solve? What are my options? What information or data do I have to evaluate these options? What stakeholders might have information I missed? In his rush to craft a state budget, Gov. Mike Dunleavy and his team missed most of these decision-making steps, jeopardizing our economy and health. Case in point is the governor’s Medicaid cuts, which the governor’s administration says will not reduce Medicaid eligibility or services and thus won’t impact the lives of Alaskans. In fact, many of these decisions were made with virtually no analysis or consultation with stakeholders and could have a dramatic impact on the health care system, people who rely on it and small Alaska communities. As the governor makes these choices, Alaskans should understand the consequences. One of the most damaging budget proposals is to reduce Medicaid rates for nursing homes. These facilities, which house the medically vulnerable, are 75-100 percent Medicaidfunded. Medicaid pays what it costs to provide services, so cutting rates means that some nursing homes will be paid less than cost. You can see that this won’t work for long in a vulnerable facility that relies 100 percent on Medicaid. The consequences of the governor’s decision for some nursing homes will be reducing the

don’t know, but we can’t assume they will be fine. The governor’s team also claims that budget cuts will not affect chillaska oices dren, when in fact there is no data upon which to make this assertion. It is true that eligibility for Denali B ecky H ultberg KidCare, the Medicaid program for children, is not impacted. However, access to health care has two parts quality of care for elders or closing — having a way to pay for it (insurand sending medically fragile Alasance coverage) and having providers kans out of state. The governor’s administration con- willing to see you. The department tinues to falsely claim that the budget is cutting physician reimbursement rates an additional 5 percent on top of won’t hurt small hospitals. In fact, recent rate cuts. While pediatricians most small hospitals are co-located are exempt from this rate cut, other with a nursing home, sharing costs pediatric providers are not. and staff. The nursing home revenue How will this cut affect the small is often greater than the hospital revenue and helps keep the facility afloat. number of pediatric specialists serving kids in our state? How will it Cutting nursing home rates is more damaging to small hospitals than cut- affect physical therapists, speech ting hospital rates. The consequences therapists, psychologists and other providers of health care for children? of the governor’s choice? Dramatically reducing access to health care in We simply don’t know, because no analysis has been completed. some small communities or closing Life is about choices, and as the small independent hospitals. governor makes choices, Alaskans In addition to making cuts that deserve to understand their impacts. directly affect people’s lives, the governor proposes to drastically alter We can have reasonable conversations based on full information, even if we how larger hospitals and all nursing disagree, but masking or ignoring the homes are paid, with no analysis of the impact of these changes. Consul- impacts of choices does Alaskans a tants know a lengthy process and sig- disservice. Alaska’s hospitals and nursing nificant analysis is required to make homes want to collaborate with the informed changes of this magnitude without adverse impacts, but the gov- administration to improve health care and reduce cost growth, but that must ernor wants to make them by Jan. 1. be done in an environment of full It is impossible to quantify the transparency about actions and their impacts without analysis, but the governor is pushing cuts without that consequences. information. Some of Alaska’s larger Becky Hultberg is the president and hospitals are not financially strong. How will this affect hospitals in Fair- CEO of the Alaska State Hospital and banks and Juneau? How will it impact Nursing Home Association. She lives in Anchorage. small nursing homes? We simply

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Nation Barr defends handling of Mueller’s Russia report By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr on Thursday defended his handling of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation, saying the document contains sensitive grand jury material that prevented it from being immediately released to the public. The statement came as Barr confronts concerns that his four-page letter summarizing Mueller’s conclusions unduly sanitized the full report in President Donald Trump’s favor, including on the key question of whether the president obstructed justice. House Democrats on Wednesday approved subpoenas for Mueller’s entire report and any exhibits and other underlying evidence that the Justice Department might withhold. The disparity in length between Barr’s letter and Mueller’s full report, which totals nearly 400 pages, raises the likelihood of ad-

ditional significant information that was put forward by the special counsel’s office but not immediately shared by the attorney general. In his statement, Barr defended the decision to release a brief summary letter two days after receiving the report on March 22. He previously said he wanted to release the entire document in gradual or piecemeal fashion. He is now expected to release the entire report, with some redactions, by mid-April. “Given the extraordinary public interest in the matter, the Attorney General decided to release the report’s bottom-line findings and his conclusions immediately — without attempting to summarize the report — with the understanding that the report itself would be released after the redaction process,” Barr’s statement said. The statement also said that every page of Mueller’s report was marked that it may contain grand jury material “and therefore

Attorney General William Barr smiles as he waits for President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

could not immediately be released.” A Justice Department official, speaking Thursday on condition of anonymity to discuss a confidential process, said summaries of the findings that Mueller’s team included as part of its report also contained grand jury information. Barr has said that while Mueller did not establish a criminal conspiracy between Russia and the Trump campaign, the special coun-

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From left, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Chris Murphy, Rep. Ro Khanna, and House Rules Committee Chair James McGovern, , speak to reporters after the House voted to end American involvement in the Yemen war. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

of people have been killed and millions are on the brink of starvation. The United Nations has called the situation in Yemen the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. The top Republican on the committee, Texas Rep. Michael McCaul, acknowledged the dire situation in Yemen for civilians, but spoke out in opposition to the bill, saying it was an abuse of the War Powers Resolution. “This radical interpretation has implications far beyond Saudi Arabia,” McCaul said. He warned that the measure could “disrupt U.S. security cooperation

sel left open a decision on whether the president had tried to obstruct the Russia investigation. The Mueller team laid out evidence on both sides of the question in a way that neither alleged a crime nor exonerated Trump, according to Barr’s letter from last month. Barr said he was continuing to work with Mueller’s office on redactions to the report so that it could be released to Congress and the public.

agreements with more than 100 countries.” Democrats overcame a GOP attempt to divide the majority party through a procedural motion involving Israel just minutes before the Yemen vote. Republicans wanted to amend the Yemen bill with language condemning the international boycott movement and efforts to delegitimize Israel. Democrats argued the amendment would kill the Yemen resolution, and most of them voted against the Israel measure. “This is about politics, this is about trying to drive a wedge into this caucus

where it does not belong,” said Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., said to applause from Democrats. Deutch described the boycott movement as “economic warfare,” but called on lawmakers to vote against the amendment. “The Jewish community also has a history of standing up against atrocities like the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. My colleagues are trying to block us from standing in support of human rights,” he said. Opposition to the Saudiled war in Yemen gathered support last year in the aftermath of the killing of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Washington Post columnist was killed in October by agents of the kingdom, a close U.S. partner, while he was in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. U.S. intelligence agencies and lawmakers believe that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the murder of Khashoggi, who had written articles critical of the kingdom. Lawmakers from both parties have scrutinized U.S.-Saudi ties and criticized Trump for not condemning Saudi Arabia strongly enough.

FBI rejects teen’s claim to be long-missing boy

This undated photo provided by the Aurora, Ill., Police Department shows missing child, Timmothy Pitzen. (Aurora Police Department via AP) By DAN SEWELL and DON BABWIN Associated Press

CINCINNATI — DNA tests disproved a teenager’s claim of being an Illinois boy who disappeared eight years ago, the FBI said Thursday, dashing hopes that the baffling case had finally been solved. For a day and a half, a breakthrough seemed to be at hand when a teenager found wandering the streets of Newport, Kentucky, on Wednesday identified himself as 14-year-old Timmothy Pitzen and claimed he had just escaped from two men in the Cincinnati area who had held him cap-

tive for seven years. Timmothy Pitzen was the name of a boy from Aurora, Illinois, who disappeared in 2011 around the time of his mother’s suicide, and there have been a multitude of false sightings and hoaxes over the years. “DNA results have been returned indicating the person in question is not Timmothy Pitzen,” FBI spokesman Timothy Beam in Louisville said in a statement. “A local investigation continues into this person’s true identity.” He added: “Law enforcement has not and will not forget Timmothy, and we hope to one day reunite him with his family. Unfortunately, that day will not be today.” Timmothy vanished at age 6 after his mother pulled him out of kindergarten early one day, took him on a two-day road trip to the zoo and a water park, and then killed herself at a hotel. Amy Fry-Pitzen left a note saying that her son was safe with people who would love and care for him, and added: “You will never find him.” After the teenager came forward, Aurora police and the FBI began checking out his story. Authorities and Timmothy’s family had

Around the Nation House Democrats ask IRS to provide Trump’s tax returns

House votes to end support for Yemen war WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday voted to end American involvement in the Yemen war, rebuffing the Trump administration’s support for the military campaign led by Saudi Arabia as Congress for the first time invoked the War Powers Resolution to try and stop a foreign conflict. The measure now heads to President Donald Trump, who is expected to veto it, with the White House citing “serious constitutional concerns.” Congress lacks the votes to override him. House approval came on a 247-175 vote. The Senate vote was 54-46 on March 13. “The president will have to face the reality that Congress is no longer going to ignore its constitutional obligations when it comes to foreign policy,” said Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel of New York, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He said the humanitarian crisis in Yemen triggered by the war “demands moral leadership.” The war in Yemen is in its fifth year. Thousands

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reacted cautiously to the latest turn in the case after a multitude of disappointments over the years. “There have been so many tips and sightings and whatnot, and you try not to panic or be overly excited,” said Timmothy’s grandmother, Alana Anderson. “Every day you hope, and every day you worry.” She didn’t answer a phone call immediately after the FBI announcement. Police have said Timmothy’s mother might have dropped the boy off with a friend, noting that the boy’s car seat and Spider-Man backpack were gone. Police also found credit card receipts showing she bought children’s clothing and toys in Wisconsin. Timmothy’s grandmother said Thursday that her daughter had fought depression for years and was having problems in her marriage to Timmothy’s father. Some news reports suggested she was afraid she would lose custody of the boy in a divorce because of her mental instability. At the time of the boy’s disappearance, police searched for him in Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa. “We’ve probably had thousands of tips of him popping up in different ar-

eas,” Aurora police Sgt. Bill Rowley said Wednesday. At Greenman Elementary, Timmothy’s schoolmates, teachers and parents tied hundreds of yellow ribbons around trees and signs. A garden was planted in his memory.

WASHINGTON — A House committee chairman formally asked the IRS to provide six years of President Donald Trump’s personal tax returns and the returns for some of his businesses as Democrats try to shed light on his complex financial dealings and potential conflicts of interest. The request by Massachusetts Rep. Richard Neal, who heads the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, is the first such demand for a sitting president’s tax information in 45 years. The unprecedented move is likely to set off a huge legal battle between Democrats controlling the House and the Trump administration. Neal made the request Wednesday in a letter to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig, asking for Trump’s personal and business returns for 2013 through 2018. He asked for the documents in seven days, setting an April 10 deadline. Trump told reporters Wednesday he “would not be inclined” to provide his tax returns to the committee. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday morning that the White House “is not interested in playing a bunch of political games like the Democrats in Congress clearly want to spend their time doing.” An IRS spokesman said the agency had no immediate comment on Neal’s request. Democrats insist that obtaining Trump’s tax filings falls within their mandate of congressional oversight. Republicans have denounced it as a political witch hunt and invoked privacy concerns. “We have completed the necessary groundwork for a request of this magnitude, and I am certain we are within our legitimate legislative, legal and oversight rights,” Neal said in a statement Wednesday evening. Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas, the senior Republican on the Ways and Means panel, denounced the move as “an abuse of the tax-writing committees’ statutory authority.” “Weaponizing our nation’s tax code by targeting political foes sets a dangerous precedent and weakens Americans’ privacy rights,” Brady wrote in a letter Wednesday to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who oversees the IRS. “As you know, by law all Americans have a fundamental right to the privacy of the personal information found in their tax returns.” Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise, the No. 2 House GOP leader, said “a lot of Americans are shocked” that Congress can review tax returns, “whether it’s a blue collar worker or president of the United States.” The legal battle set to ensue could take years to resolve, possibly stretching beyond the 2020 presidential election.

Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan is latest Democrat seeking White House COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan jumped into the 2020 presidential race on Thursday, portraying himself as a candidate who can bridge Democrats’ progressive and working class wings to win the White House. Ryan, 45, announced his primary bid on ABC’s “The View.” He plans a kickoff rally on Saturday in downtown Youngstown, where a big turnout by organized labor is expected. The congressman resisted being labeled a political centrist by the talk show’s hosts, who pointed out that he’s a recreational hunter with past backing from the National Rifle Association. In 2015, he reversed his past opposition to abortion in favor of abortion rights. “I’m a progressive who knows how to talk to working class people, and I know how to get elected in working class districts, because, at the end of the day, the progressive agenda is what’s best for working families,” Ryan said. During an unsuccessful bid to replace Nancy Pelosi as House Democratic leader in 2016, Ryan criticized the party for supporting leadership that represents the U.S. coasts at the expense of the middle of the country. Ryan represents the district formerly held by the late Democratic Rep. Jim Traficant, for whom he worked. The blue collar area swung strongly for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in 2016. — The Associated Press

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Russia revamps Arctic military base

In this photo a Russian solder stands guard as PansyrS1 air defense system on the Kotelny Island, Russia. (AP Photo/Vladimir Isachenkov) By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press

SEVERNY KLEVER MILITARY BASE, Russia — Missile launchers ply icy roads and air defense systems point menacingly into the sky at this Arctic military outpost, a key vantage point for Russia to project its power over the resource-rich polar region. The base, dubbed Severny Klever (Northern Clover) for its trefoil shape, is painted in the white, blue and red colors of the Russian national flag. It has been designed so soldiers can reach all of its sprawling facilities

without venturing outdoors — a useful precaution in an area where temperatures often plunge to minus 58 Fahrenheit during the winter, and even in the short Arctic summer are often freezing at night. It’s strategically located on Kotelny Island, between the Laptev Sea and the East Siberian Sea on the Arctic shipping route, and permanently houses up to 250 military personnel responsible for maintaining air and sea surveillance facilities and coastal defenses like antiship missiles. The Russian base has enough supplies to remain

fully autonomous for more than a year. “Our task is to monitor the airspace and the northern sea route,” said base commander Lt. Col. Vladimir Pasechnik. “We have all we need for our service and comfortable living.” Russia is not alone in trying to assert jurisdiction over parts of the Arctic, as shrinking polar ice opens fresh opportunities for resource exploration and new shipping lanes. The United States, Canada, Denmark and Norway are jostling for position, as well, and China also has shown an increasing interest in the polar region. But while U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has seen the Arctic through the lens of security and economic competition with Russia and China, it has yet to demonstrate that the region is a significant priority in its overall foreign policy. The post of special U.S. representative for the Arctic has remained vacant since Trump assumed office. Russia, however, has made reaffirming its presence in the Arctic a top goal, not the least because

the region is believed to hold up to one-quarter of the Earth’s undiscovered oil and gas. Russian President Vladimir Putin has cited estimates that put the value of Arctic mineral riches at $30 trillion. The move has alarmed Russia’s neighbors, analysts say. “In Russia, the Northern sea route has been described as a bonanza with lots of potential of economic development,” said Flemming Splidsboel Hansen of the Danish Institute for International Studies. “And that’s why there is a need for military capacity in the area. It is likely meant as defensive, but it is being interpreted by the West as offensive.” Kristian Soeby Kristensen, a researcher at Copenhagen University in Denmark, said the problem of Russian hegemony in the Arctic was most obvious to Norway. “Norway is a small country, whose next-door neighbor is mighty Russia, which has placed the bulk of its military capacity right next to them,” Soeby Kristensen said. “Norway is extraordinarily worried.”

US absences raise questions about of G-7 By THOMAS ADAMSON and SYLVIE CORBET Associated Press

PARIS — Two key American officials — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen — are skipping meetings in France this week as the Group of Seven countries gather to try to find solutions to world security challenges. The move raises questions about the G-7’s effectiveness at solving some of the international issues it has deemed crucial, including fighting terrorism and human trafficking. A lunch focusing on migration issues and human trafficking kicked off the G-7 interior ministers’ meetings Thursday in Paris. France, which took over the G-7’s presidency in January, is hosting the two-day meeting, which overlaps with a summit of G-7 foreign ministers Friday and Saturday in the French Atlantic resort of Dinard. U.S. President Donald Trump has made no secret of his disdain for the G-7,

U.S. Homeland Security official Claire Grady, left, is welcomed by French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner for a G7 meeting at ministerial level in Paris. (AP Photo/ Michel Euler)

especially since Russia was pushed out of the gathering of major world economies after its annexation of Crimea in 2014. In addition to the U.S., the G-7 includes France, Canada, Japan, Germany, Italy and the U.K. Pompeo is in Washington this week, far from French shores, hosting NATO’s foreign ministers to mark the alliance’s 70th anniversary. Nielsen is staying behind to deal with domestic border issues. Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland,

meanwhile, announced she is attending both the NATO meeting in Washington and the G-7 summit in Dinard. Still, alliances are fraying everywhere, even at NATO as Pompeo shines a spotlight on America’s involvement in the military alliance. NATO SecretaryGeneral Jens Stoltenberg acknowledged internal NATO disagreements this week on trade, climate change and the Iran nuclear deal, but insisted the 29 allies are united in their commitment to defend each other.

U.S. Homeland Security official Claire Grady is standing in for Nielsen at the interior ministers’ meetings and Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will stand in for Pompeo. Sullivan will discuss “a broad range of issues, including the deteriorating situation in Venezuela, destabilizing Iranian behavior in the Middle East, the responsible conduct of states in cyberspace, and the final denuclearization of North Korea,” the State Department said. It said these conversations will “set the stage” for the August 25-27 G-7 summit that France will host in the southwestern city of Biarritz. Last June, Trump roiled the G-7 meeting in Canada by first agreeing to a group statement on trade only to withdraw from it while complaining that he had been blindsided by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s criticism of Trump’s tariff threats. In an extraordinary set of tweets, Trump threw the G-7 summit into disarray.

Libya’s Hifter orders forces to march on Tripoli By RAMI MUSA Associated Press

BENGHAZI, Libya — Libyan army commander Khalifa Hifter on Thursday ordered his forces to march on Tripoli, the capital of the U.N.-backed government, sparking fears of a major showdown with rival militias. The order to his Libya National Army posted in an audio recording online came as U.N. SecretaryGeneral Antonio Guterres visited the North African country and issued “a very strong appeal … for all military movements to stop.” Hifter also put at risk upcoming peace talks between Libyan rivals brokered by the U.N. aimed at drawing a roadmap for new elections. The U.N. Security Council scheduled an emergency closed-door meeting Friday afternoon at Britain’s request to discuss the unfolding developments. The 2011 NATOsupported uprising that toppled and later killed longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi led to chaos in Libya. The country has

been split between rival governments in the east and west and an array of militias fighting over power and oil fields. Hifter is allied with the east-based administration at odds with the U.N.backed government based in Tripoli. Alongside the two rival administrations, mostly Islamic militias wield considerable influence and control large swathes of territory in the vast North African nation. Hifter described his forces’ move as a “victorious march” to “shake the lands under the feet of the unjust bunch.” “We are coming Tripoli, we are coming,” he said. Hifter urged his forces to enter the city peacefully and only raise their weapons “in the face of those who seek injustice and prefer confrontation and fighting.” He also urged his forces not to open fire on any civilians or those who are unarmed. “Those who lay down their weapons are safe, and those who raise the white banner are safe,” he said. Secretary-General Guterres not only urged a

halt to military movements but appealed for “containment, calm” and “military and political and verbal de-escalation — and the recognition that … there is no military solution for the problems in Libya.”

He told a news conference in Tripoli shortly after Hifter announced the Tripoli offensive that a resumption of dialogue is essential, stressing that “the solution must be political.”

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Ryan Fitzpatrick, cello

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Around the World Israelis prepare for elections as experts cite cyber threats JERUSALEM — As Israel prepares to hold a national election next week, experts say it is vulnerable to the kind of foreign hacks and cyber campaigns that have disrupted the political process in other countries. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says there is “no country better prepared” to combat election interference. But despite Israel’s thriving tech sector and vaunted security capabilities, experts say its laws are outdated and that Netanyahu’s government hasn’t made cyber threats a priority. Campaigning had just started to ramp up in January when the director of the Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security agency, told a closed audience that a world power had tried to disrupt the April 9 vote. Suspicion fell on Russian operatives, now infamous for their alleged cyber meddling in America’s 2016 presidential race and the Brexit referendum. Soon after, news erupted that Iranian agents had hacked the cellphone of Benny Gantz, a former general who is the main challenger to Netanyahu. Although the breach occurred months before Gantz joined the race, the scandal threatened to derail his campaign, which is largely based on his security credentials.

UN warns of spike in cholera, displacement in Yemen CAIRO — A United Nations humanitarian agency said on Monday that Yemen has witnessed a sharp spike in the number of suspected cholera cases this year, as well as increased displacement in a northern province. The report from the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says 100,000 suspected cholera cases were found across Yemen from the beginning of the year until March, and over 190 people have died. In the capital, Sanaa, the physician Saddam alAzizi said last week’s numbers exceeded 50 cases per day at al-Sabeen hospital, one of the largest in Yemen. He told The Associated Press that most of the cases were acute watery diarrhea, and 20 per cent were confirmed cholera cases. Yemen has witnessed two outbreaks of cholera and acute watery diarrhea since 2016, with over one million suspected cholera cases and some 3,000 deaths recorded nationwide. The U.N. agencies have deployed cholera vaccines to limited areas starting Mary 2018. Cholera is caused by eating contaminated food or drinking water, and U.N. agencies have been working to support water, sanitation, hygiene and health facilities in Yemen. The aid agencies said that the epidemics are rooted in the country’s collapsing health system after four years of conflict. — The Associated Press

Today in History Today is Friday, April 5, the 95th day of 2019. There are 270 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 5, 1986, two American servicemen and a Turkish woman were killed in the bombing of a West Berlin discotheque, an incident which prompted a U.S. air raid on Libya more than a week later. On this date: In 1614, Indian Chief Powhatan’s daughter Pocahontas married Englishman John Rolfe, a widower, in the Virginia Colony. In 1915, Jess Willard knocked out Jack Johnson in the 26th round of their fight in Havana, Cuba, to claim boxing’s world heavyweight title. In 1955, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill resigned his office for health reasons. Democrat Richard J. Daley was first elected mayor of Chicago, defeating Republican Robert E. Merriam. In 1964, Army Gen. Douglas MacArthur died in Washington, D.C., at age 84. In 1974, Stephen King’s first published novel, “Carrie,” was released by Doubleday. In 1975, nationalist Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek died in Taipei at age 87. In 1976, reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes died in Houston at age 70. In 1988, a 15-day hijacking ordeal began as gunmen forced a Kuwait Airways jumbo jet to land in Iran. In 1991, former Sen. John Tower, R-Texas, his daughter Marian and 21 other people were killed in a commuter plane crash near Brunswick, Georgia. In 2001, Wang Zhizhi became the first Chinese player to play in the NBA when he took the court for Dallas against Atlanta. (Wang scored six points and grabbed three rebounds as the Mavericks beat the Hawks 108-94.) In 2005, ABC News anchorman Peter Jennings revealed he had lung cancer (he died in August 2005 at age 67). In 2008, actor Charlton Heston, big-screen hero and later leader of the National Rifle Association, died in Beverly Hills, California, at age 84. Ten years ago: North Korea fired a rocket over Japan, defying Washington, Tokyo and others who suspected the launch was a cover for a test of its long-range missile technology. President Barack Obama, visiting Prague, launched an effort to rid the world of nuclear weapons, calling them “the most dangerous legacy of the Cold War.” The Pentagon quietly lifted an 18-year ban on media coverage of fallen U.S. service members. Five years ago: Millions of Afghans defied Taliban threats and rain as they went to the polls to choose President Hamid Karzai’s successor. (Ashraf Ghani emerged the winner.) Breanna Stewart, UConn’s 6-foot-4 sophomore star, was named The Associated Press Player of the Year. Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw was selected coach of the year for the second straight season. Awardwinning author and environmentalist Peter Matthiessen, 86, died on Long Island, New York. One year ago: In his first public comments about Stormy Daniels, President Donald Trump said he didn’t know about the $130,000 payment his personal attorney Michael Cohen had made to the porn actress who alleged she had an affair with Trump. In a dramatic escalation of the trade dispute with China, Trump told the U.S. trade representative to consider slapping an additional $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods. A Brazilian judge issued an arrest warrant for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (loo-EEZ’ ee-NAH’-see-oh LOO’-luh duh SEEL’-vuh) as the oncepopular leader tried to mount a political comeback ahead of October elections; da Silva had sought to stay out of prison while he appealed a corruption conviction. A federal immigration raid took 97 people into custody at a Tennessee meat processing plant. Today’s Birthdays: Movie producer Roger Corman is 93. Former U.S. Secretary of State and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell is 82. Country singer Tommy Cash is 79. Actor Michael Moriarty is 78. Pop singer Allan Clarke (The Hollies) is 77. Writer-director Peter Greenaway is 77. Actor Max Gail is 76. Actress Jane Asher is 73. Singer Agnetha (ag-NEE’-tah) Faltskog (ABBA) is 69. Actor Mitch Pileggi is 67. Singer-songwriter Peter Case is 65. Hip-hop artist/actor Christopher “Kid” Reid is 55. Rock musician Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) is 53. Singer Paula Cole is 51. Actress Krista Allen is 48. Actress Victoria Hamilton is 48. Country singer Pat Green is 47. Rapper-producer Pharrell (fa-REHL’) Williams is 46. Rapper/producer Juicy J is 44. Actor Sterling K. Brown is 43. Country singer-musician Mike Eli (The Eli Young Band) is 38. Actress Hayley Atwell is 37. Actress Lily James is 30. Thought for Today: “I realized a long time ago that a belief which does not spring from a conviction in the emotions is no belief at all.” -- Evelyn Scott, American author (1893-1963).


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World

Russia revamps Arctic military base

In this photo a Russian solder stands guard as PansyrS1 air defense system on the Kotelny Island, Russia. (AP Photo/Vladimir Isachenkov) By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press

SEVERNY KLEVER MILITARY BASE, Russia — Missile launchers ply icy roads and air defense systems point menacingly into the sky at this Arctic military outpost, a key vantage point for Russia to project its power over the resource-rich polar region. The base, dubbed Severny Klever (Northern Clover) for its trefoil shape, is painted in the white, blue and red colors of the Russian national flag. It has been designed so soldiers can reach all of its sprawling facilities

without venturing outdoors — a useful precaution in an area where temperatures often plunge to minus 58 Fahrenheit during the winter, and even in the short Arctic summer are often freezing at night. It’s strategically located on Kotelny Island, between the Laptev Sea and the East Siberian Sea on the Arctic shipping route, and permanently houses up to 250 military personnel responsible for maintaining air and sea surveillance facilities and coastal defenses like antiship missiles. The Russian base has enough supplies to remain

fully autonomous for more than a year. “Our task is to monitor the airspace and the northern sea route,” said base commander Lt. Col. Vladimir Pasechnik. “We have all we need for our service and comfortable living.” Russia is not alone in trying to assert jurisdiction over parts of the Arctic, as shrinking polar ice opens fresh opportunities for resource exploration and new shipping lanes. The United States, Canada, Denmark and Norway are jostling for position, as well, and China also has shown an increasing interest in the polar region. But while U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has seen the Arctic through the lens of security and economic competition with Russia and China, it has yet to demonstrate that the region is a significant priority in its overall foreign policy. The post of special U.S. representative for the Arctic has remained vacant since Trump assumed office. Russia, however, has made reaffirming its presence in the Arctic a top goal, not the least because

the region is believed to hold up to one-quarter of the Earth’s undiscovered oil and gas. Russian President Vladimir Putin has cited estimates that put the value of Arctic mineral riches at $30 trillion. The move has alarmed Russia’s neighbors, analysts say. “In Russia, the Northern sea route has been described as a bonanza with lots of potential of economic development,” said Flemming Splidsboel Hansen of the Danish Institute for International Studies. “And that’s why there is a need for military capacity in the area. It is likely meant as defensive, but it is being interpreted by the West as offensive.” Kristian Soeby Kristensen, a researcher at Copenhagen University in Denmark, said the problem of Russian hegemony in the Arctic was most obvious to Norway. “Norway is a small country, whose next-door neighbor is mighty Russia, which has placed the bulk of its military capacity right next to them,” Soeby Kristensen said. “Norway is extraordinarily worried.”

US absences raise questions about of G-7 By THOMAS ADAMSON and SYLVIE CORBET Associated Press

PARIS — Two key American officials — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen — are skipping meetings in France this week as the Group of Seven countries gather to try to find solutions to world security challenges. The move raises questions about the G-7’s effectiveness at solving some of the international issues it has deemed crucial, including fighting terrorism and human trafficking. A lunch focusing on migration issues and human trafficking kicked off the G-7 interior ministers’ meetings Thursday in Paris. France, which took over the G-7’s presidency in January, is hosting the two-day meeting, which overlaps with a summit of G-7 foreign ministers Friday and Saturday in the French Atlantic resort of Dinard. U.S. President Donald Trump has made no secret of his disdain for the G-7,

U.S. Homeland Security official Claire Grady, left, is welcomed by French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner for a G7 meeting at ministerial level in Paris. (AP Photo/ Michel Euler)

especially since Russia was pushed out of the gathering of major world economies after its annexation of Crimea in 2014. In addition to the U.S., the G-7 includes France, Canada, Japan, Germany, Italy and the U.K. Pompeo is in Washington this week, far from French shores, hosting NATO’s foreign ministers to mark the alliance’s 70th anniversary. Nielsen is staying behind to deal with domestic border issues. Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland,

meanwhile, announced she is attending both the NATO meeting in Washington and the G-7 summit in Dinard. Still, alliances are fraying everywhere, even at NATO as Pompeo shines a spotlight on America’s involvement in the military alliance. NATO SecretaryGeneral Jens Stoltenberg acknowledged internal NATO disagreements this week on trade, climate change and the Iran nuclear deal, but insisted the 29 allies are united in their commitment to defend each other.

U.S. Homeland Security official Claire Grady is standing in for Nielsen at the interior ministers’ meetings and Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will stand in for Pompeo. Sullivan will discuss “a broad range of issues, including the deteriorating situation in Venezuela, destabilizing Iranian behavior in the Middle East, the responsible conduct of states in cyberspace, and the final denuclearization of North Korea,” the State Department said. It said these conversations will “set the stage” for the August 25-27 G-7 summit that France will host in the southwestern city of Biarritz. Last June, Trump roiled the G-7 meeting in Canada by first agreeing to a group statement on trade only to withdraw from it while complaining that he had been blindsided by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s criticism of Trump’s tariff threats. In an extraordinary set of tweets, Trump threw the G-7 summit into disarray.

Libya’s Hifter orders forces to march on Tripoli By RAMI MUSA Associated Press

BENGHAZI, Libya — Libyan army commander Khalifa Hifter on Thursday ordered his forces to march on Tripoli, the capital of the U.N.-backed government, sparking fears of a major showdown with rival militias. The order to his Libya National Army posted in an audio recording online came as U.N. SecretaryGeneral Antonio Guterres visited the North African country and issued “a very strong appeal … for all military movements to stop.” Hifter also put at risk upcoming peace talks between Libyan rivals brokered by the U.N. aimed at drawing a roadmap for new elections. The U.N. Security Council scheduled an emergency closed-door meeting Friday afternoon at Britain’s request to discuss the unfolding developments. The 2011 NATOsupported uprising that toppled and later killed longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi led to chaos in Libya. The country has

been split between rival governments in the east and west and an array of militias fighting over power and oil fields. Hifter is allied with the east-based administration at odds with the U.N.backed government based in Tripoli. Alongside the two rival administrations, mostly Islamic militias wield considerable influence and control large swathes of territory in the vast North African nation. Hifter described his forces’ move as a “victorious march” to “shake the lands under the feet of the unjust bunch.” “We are coming Tripoli, we are coming,” he said. Hifter urged his forces to enter the city peacefully and only raise their weapons “in the face of those who seek injustice and prefer confrontation and fighting.” He also urged his forces not to open fire on any civilians or those who are unarmed. “Those who lay down their weapons are safe, and those who raise the white banner are safe,” he said. Secretary-General Guterres not only urged a

halt to military movements but appealed for “containment, calm” and “military and political and verbal de-escalation — and the recognition that … there is no military solution for the problems in Libya.”

He told a news conference in Tripoli shortly after Hifter announced the Tripoli offensive that a resumption of dialogue is essential, stressing that “the solution must be political.”

The Performing Arts Society

presents...

Piano, violin, cello and viola

&

Eduard Zilberkant UAF String Faculty Quartet 7:30 p.m. April 6, 2019

Eduard Zilberkant, piano

Bryan Emmon Hall, violin

Soldotna Christ Lutheran Church

Gail Johansen, viola

Ryan Fitzpatrick, cello

Tickets:

$20.00 General, $10.00 Students Northcountry Fair, River City Books, Country Liquor, Already Read Books and at the door

www.performingartssociety.org

Around the World Israelis prepare for elections as experts cite cyber threats JERUSALEM — As Israel prepares to hold a national election next week, experts say it is vulnerable to the kind of foreign hacks and cyber campaigns that have disrupted the political process in other countries. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says there is “no country better prepared” to combat election interference. But despite Israel’s thriving tech sector and vaunted security capabilities, experts say its laws are outdated and that Netanyahu’s government hasn’t made cyber threats a priority. Campaigning had just started to ramp up in January when the director of the Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security agency, told a closed audience that a world power had tried to disrupt the April 9 vote. Suspicion fell on Russian operatives, now infamous for their alleged cyber meddling in America’s 2016 presidential race and the Brexit referendum. Soon after, news erupted that Iranian agents had hacked the cellphone of Benny Gantz, a former general who is the main challenger to Netanyahu. Although the breach occurred months before Gantz joined the race, the scandal threatened to derail his campaign, which is largely based on his security credentials.

UN warns of spike in cholera, displacement in Yemen CAIRO — A United Nations humanitarian agency said on Monday that Yemen has witnessed a sharp spike in the number of suspected cholera cases this year, as well as increased displacement in a northern province. The report from the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says 100,000 suspected cholera cases were found across Yemen from the beginning of the year until March, and over 190 people have died. In the capital, Sanaa, the physician Saddam alAzizi said last week’s numbers exceeded 50 cases per day at al-Sabeen hospital, one of the largest in Yemen. He told The Associated Press that most of the cases were acute watery diarrhea, and 20 per cent were confirmed cholera cases. Yemen has witnessed two outbreaks of cholera and acute watery diarrhea since 2016, with over one million suspected cholera cases and some 3,000 deaths recorded nationwide. The U.N. agencies have deployed cholera vaccines to limited areas starting Mary 2018. Cholera is caused by eating contaminated food or drinking water, and U.N. agencies have been working to support water, sanitation, hygiene and health facilities in Yemen. The aid agencies said that the epidemics are rooted in the country’s collapsing health system after four years of conflict. — The Associated Press

Today in History Today is Friday, April 5, the 95th day of 2019. There are 270 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 5, 1986, two American servicemen and a Turkish woman were killed in the bombing of a West Berlin discotheque, an incident which prompted a U.S. air raid on Libya more than a week later. On this date: In 1614, Indian Chief Powhatan’s daughter Pocahontas married Englishman John Rolfe, a widower, in the Virginia Colony. In 1915, Jess Willard knocked out Jack Johnson in the 26th round of their fight in Havana, Cuba, to claim boxing’s world heavyweight title. In 1955, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill resigned his office for health reasons. Democrat Richard J. Daley was first elected mayor of Chicago, defeating Republican Robert E. Merriam. In 1964, Army Gen. Douglas MacArthur died in Washington, D.C., at age 84. In 1974, Stephen King’s first published novel, “Carrie,” was released by Doubleday. In 1975, nationalist Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek died in Taipei at age 87. In 1976, reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes died in Houston at age 70. In 1988, a 15-day hijacking ordeal began as gunmen forced a Kuwait Airways jumbo jet to land in Iran. In 1991, former Sen. John Tower, R-Texas, his daughter Marian and 21 other people were killed in a commuter plane crash near Brunswick, Georgia. In 2001, Wang Zhizhi became the first Chinese player to play in the NBA when he took the court for Dallas against Atlanta. (Wang scored six points and grabbed three rebounds as the Mavericks beat the Hawks 108-94.) In 2005, ABC News anchorman Peter Jennings revealed he had lung cancer (he died in August 2005 at age 67). In 2008, actor Charlton Heston, big-screen hero and later leader of the National Rifle Association, died in Beverly Hills, California, at age 84. Ten years ago: North Korea fired a rocket over Japan, defying Washington, Tokyo and others who suspected the launch was a cover for a test of its long-range missile technology. President Barack Obama, visiting Prague, launched an effort to rid the world of nuclear weapons, calling them “the most dangerous legacy of the Cold War.” The Pentagon quietly lifted an 18-year ban on media coverage of fallen U.S. service members. Five years ago: Millions of Afghans defied Taliban threats and rain as they went to the polls to choose President Hamid Karzai’s successor. (Ashraf Ghani emerged the winner.) Breanna Stewart, UConn’s 6-foot-4 sophomore star, was named The Associated Press Player of the Year. Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw was selected coach of the year for the second straight season. Awardwinning author and environmentalist Peter Matthiessen, 86, died on Long Island, New York. One year ago: In his first public comments about Stormy Daniels, President Donald Trump said he didn’t know about the $130,000 payment his personal attorney Michael Cohen had made to the porn actress who alleged she had an affair with Trump. In a dramatic escalation of the trade dispute with China, Trump told the U.S. trade representative to consider slapping an additional $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods. A Brazilian judge issued an arrest warrant for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (loo-EEZ’ ee-NAH’-see-oh LOO’-luh duh SEEL’-vuh) as the oncepopular leader tried to mount a political comeback ahead of October elections; da Silva had sought to stay out of prison while he appealed a corruption conviction. A federal immigration raid took 97 people into custody at a Tennessee meat processing plant. Today’s Birthdays: Movie producer Roger Corman is 93. Former U.S. Secretary of State and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell is 82. Country singer Tommy Cash is 79. Actor Michael Moriarty is 78. Pop singer Allan Clarke (The Hollies) is 77. Writer-director Peter Greenaway is 77. Actor Max Gail is 76. Actress Jane Asher is 73. Singer Agnetha (ag-NEE’-tah) Faltskog (ABBA) is 69. Actor Mitch Pileggi is 67. Singer-songwriter Peter Case is 65. Hip-hop artist/actor Christopher “Kid” Reid is 55. Rock musician Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) is 53. Singer Paula Cole is 51. Actress Krista Allen is 48. Actress Victoria Hamilton is 48. Country singer Pat Green is 47. Rapper-producer Pharrell (fa-REHL’) Williams is 46. Rapper/producer Juicy J is 44. Actor Sterling K. Brown is 43. Country singer-musician Mike Eli (The Eli Young Band) is 38. Actress Hayley Atwell is 37. Actress Lily James is 30. Thought for Today: “I realized a long time ago that a belief which does not spring from a conviction in the emotions is no belief at all.” -- Evelyn Scott, American author (1893-1963).


Religion

Peninsula Clarion | Friday, April 5, 2019 | A7

Holding onto the attitude of thanksgiving V oices of F aith D r . R oger H oll

Have you met that person who is negative about life? Through their pessimistic outlook, they may be creating their own hardships in life. They may not feel adequate enough to do their job or to be the husband, wife or parent they need to be. They are filled with self-doubt and a strong sense of lack of self-worth. They tend to live in circumstances that are hard and difficult.

What is worse is that these people tend to be unsuccessful in life or more prone to job failure, selfdestructiveness or suicide. But there is good news. Scriptures tell us there is a way out of this negative outlook. The answer is to give thanks to God in all things. First we need to have confidence, trust and faith in Christ and God our Father. When we do, we will know as the apostle Paul did, that all things work for the good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28.

Church Briefs United Methodist Church food pantry The Kenai United Methodist Church provides a food pantry for those in need every Monday from noon to 3 p.m. The Methodist Church is located on the Kenai Spur Highway next to the Boys and Girls Club. The entrance to the Food Pantry is through the side door. The Pantry closes for holidays. For more information contact the church at 907-283-7868.

‘Celebrate Recovery’ at Peninsula Grace Church 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: 907598-0563.

Wouldn’t it be nice to know the will of God for our happiness and peace of mind? In fact we do. We are told that the will of God is that we should be giving thanks in everything. That is right … everything. If someone loses a job, God is going to open another window of opportunity for their benefit if we have the right attitude. Scripture tells us: “16 Rejoice always; 17 pray without ceasing; 18 in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. It is naturally hard to “rejoice always.” After

all, we receive bad news or have something tragic happen in our lives. But with thanksgiving, the negative things that impact our lives will reshape our attitudes through Christ for the better in the future. An attitude of thanksgiving changes our circumstances. We are demonstrating our dependence, trust and faith in God. We don’t want to be negative and speak what the enemy of our souls wants us to say. We know that we can speak what we say into existence, whether good or bad. Proverbs

rene will offer the meal on the third Sunday of each month. Our Lady of Perpetual Help will offer on the fourth Sunday of each month. Our Lady of Perpetual Help would like to invite other churches who would like to join this ministry to perhaps pick up one of the other Sunday evenings in the month. Call 262-5542.

Soldotna Food Pantry open weekly The Soldotna Food Pantry is open every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for residents in the community who are experiencing food shortages. The Food Pantry is located at the Soldotna United Methodist Church at 158 South Binkley Street,and all are welcome. Non-perishable food items or monetary donations may be dropped off at the church on Tuesday from 10a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or on Sunday from 9 a.m. until noon. For more information call 262-4657.

Clothes Quarters open weekly Clothes Quarters at Our Lady of the Angels is open every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 907-283-4555.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help sets place at table

Calvary Baptist Church offers Awana Kids Club

A Place at the Table, a new outreach ministry of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Soldotna continues to offer a hot meal and fellowship and blood pressure checks to anyone interested. The meal is the second, third and fourth Sunday of each month, from 4-6 p.m. at Fireweed Hall, located on campus at 222 West Redoubt Avenue, Soldotna. The Abundant Life Assembly of God church, Sterling, will be joining us in this ministry and providing a hot meal on the second Sunday of the month at 4-6 p.m. at Fireweed Hall. The Soldotna Church of the Naza-

All kids from third to sixth grade are invited to the Awana Kids Club. The club meets on Sundays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Kenai Middle School. Please use the rear entrance. Schedule information can be found at calvarykenai.org/awana. Contact club director Jon Henry at pastorjon@calvarykenai.org. Submit announcements to news@peninsulaclarion.com. Submissions are due the Wednesday prior to publication. For moreinformation, call 907-2837551.

18:21. God’s will is that we humbly pray and rejoice always with thanksgiving for whatever trials confront us. One reason bible study is so important is that we need to know God’s promises to us. These promises are contained in the bible. We can absolutely rely on God’s promises to us. If we do not know them, we really don’t know the standards of our faith. “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! 5 Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is [c]near. 6 Be anxious for noth-

ing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all [d]comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4: 4-7. That is God’s promise to you. Dr. Roger Holl is the Pastor of Sterling Grace Community Church. Worship services are Sundays, at 10:30 a.m. at the Sterling Senior Center. People of all ages are warmly invited. Call 907-862-0336 for more information.

Dalai Lama lauds New Zealand PM for handling mosque attacks NEW DELHI — The Dalai Lama on Thursday praised New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for her compassionate handling of a recent attack on two mosques by a gunman that left 50 Muslim worshippers dead in Christchurch. The Tibetan spiritual leader said others could learn from her. “I really admire the New Zealand prime minister. She is wonderful,”’ he told reporters in the Indian capital, where he addressed a conference of educators and students. He said the killing of worshippers in New Zealand was an example of what hatred can do to people. “She really tried to tackle this problem through nonviolence, through compassion and through mutual respect. I really admire her. I think that’s one living example.” The Dalai Lama also answered question related to Tibet’s future with China. He reiterated that he is not seeking independence for Tibet, but would prefer a “reunion” with China under mutually acceptable terms. “I prefer Tibet remain within the zone of China. Some kind of reunion,” he said. He added that Chinese and Tibetans could live sideby-side, with China helping Tibetans economically and gaining from their knowledge. The 83-year-old Dalai Lama has been living in exile in India since a failed 1959 uprising in Tibet. China claims Tibet has been part of its territory for more than seven centuries. Many Tibetans insist they were essentially independent for most of that time and have protested what they regard as China’s heavy-handed rule imposed after the People’s Liberation Army’s battled its way into the Himalayan region in 1950. The Dalai Lama said he developed direct contact with the Chinese leadership in 1979, but little progress has been made since because China still thinks he is seeking independence for the region. — The Associated Press

Religious Services Assembly of God

Church of Christ

Church of Christ

Church of Christ

Soldotna Church Of Christ

Mile 1/4 Funny River Road, Soldotna

209 Princess St., Kenai 283-7752 Pastor Stephen Brown Sunday..9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.................6:30 p.m. www.kenainewlife.org

Peninsula Christian Center

161 Farnsworth Blvd (Behind the Salvation Army) Soldotna, AK 99669 Pastor Jon Watson 262-7416 Sunday ....................... 10:30 a.m. Wednesday..................6:30 p.m. www.penccalaska.org Nursery is provided

The Charis Fellowship Sterling Grace Community Church

Dr. Roger E. Holl, Pastor 907-862-0330 Meeting at the Sterling Senior Center, 34453 Sterling Highway Sunday Morning ........10:30 a.m.

262-2202 / 262-4316 Minister - Nathan Morrison Sunday Worship ........10:00 a.m. Bible Study..................11:15 a.m. Evening Worship ........ 6:00 p.m. Wed. Bible .................... 7:00 p.m.

Kenai Fellowship Mile 8.5 Kenai Spur Hwy.

Church 283-7682

Classes All Ages ........10:00 a.m. Worship Service.........11:15 a.m. Wed. Service ................ 7:00 p.m. www.kenaifellowship.org

Episcopal

50750 Kenai Spur Hwy (mile 24.5) 776-7660 Sunday Services Bible Study..................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ......11:00 a.m. Fellowship Meal....... 12:30 p.m. Afternoon Worship ... 1:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study.................... 7:00 p.m

Nazarene

Connecting Community to Christ (907) 262-4660 229 E. Beluga Ave. soldotnanazarene.com Pastor: Dave Dial Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Dinner & Discipleship 6:00 p.m.

Funny River Community Lutheran Church

Kenai United Methodist Church

Andy Carlson, Pastor Missouri Synod 35575 Rabbit Run Road off Funny River Rd. Phone 262-7434 Sunday Worship ........11:00 a.m. www.funnyriverlutheran.org

Star Of The North Lutheran Church L.C.M.S.

You Are Invited! Wheelchair Accessible

St. Francis By The Sea

110 S. Spruce St. at Spur Hwy. - Kenai • 283-6040 Sunday Services Worship Service.........11:00 a.m. Eucharistic Services on the 1st & 4th Sundays

283-6040

Lutheran

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Methodist

Dustin Atkinson, Pastor Sponsor of the Lutheran Hour 216 N. Forest Drive, Kenai 283-4153 Sunday School..............9:30 a.m. Worship Service.........11:00 a.m.

Nikiski Church Of Christ

Catholic 222 W. Redoubt, Soldotna Oblates of Mary Immaculate 262-4749 Daily Mass Tues.-Fri. .................... 12:05 p.m. Saturday Vigil ........... 5:00 p.m. Reconciliation Saturday................4:15 - 4:45 p.m. Sunday Mass ............ 10:00 a.m.

Mile 91.7 Sterling Hwy. 262-5577 Minister Tony Cloud Sunday Services Bible Study..................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ......11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ....... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service Bible Study.................... 7:00 p.m

Lutheran

Christ Lutheran Church (ELCA)

Mile ¼ Kenai Spur Box 568, Soldotna, AK 99669 262-4757 Pastor Meredith Harber Worship ............11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month

Sterling Lutheran Church LCMS 35100 McCall Rd. Behind Sterling Elementary School Worship: Sunday .... 11:00 a.m. Bill Hilgendorf, Pastor 907-740-3060

Non Denominational

Corner of Spur Hwy. & Bluff St., Kenai

283-7868 Pastor Bailey Brawner Sunday Worship ........11:30 a.m. Food Pantry Mon...Noon - 3 pm

North Star United Methodist Church Mile 25.5 Kenai Spur Hwy, Nikiski “Whoever is thirsty, let him come”

776-8732 NSUMC@alaska.net Sunday Worship ..........9:30 a.m.

Non Denominational Kalifonsky Christian Center

Mile 17 K-Beach Rd. 283-9452 Pastor Steve Toliver Pastor Charles Pribbenow Sunday Worship .......10:30 a.m. Youth Group Wed. ..... 7:00 p.m. Passion for Jesus Compassion for Others

Kenai Bible Church

604 Main St. 283-7821 Pastor Vance Wonser Sunday School..............9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship ........11:00 a.m. Evening Service .......... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service .... 6:30 p.m.

North Kenai Chapel Pastor Wayne Coggins 776-8797 Mile 29 Kenai Spur Hwy

Sunday Worship...................10:30 am Wed. Share-a-Dish/Video.....6:30 pm

300 W. Marydale • Soldotna 262-4865 John Rysdyk - Pastor/Teacher Sunday: Morning Worship ................9:30 a.m. Sunday School....................11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ..6:00 p.m.

Southern Baptist College Heights Baptist Church

44440 K-Beach Road Pastor: Scott Coffman Associate Pastor: Jonah Huckaby 262-3220 www.collegeheightsbc.com

Sunday School .......9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Morn. Worship .......9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening - Home Groups. Nursery provided

First Baptist Church of Kenai

12815 Kenai Spur Hwy, Kenai 283-7672 Sunday School..............9:30 a.m. Morning Worship ......10:45 a.m. Evening Service .......... 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Prayer ..... 6:30 p.m.


A8 | Friday, April 5, 2019 | Peninsula Clarion

Sports T angled U p in B lue K at S orensen

Tunnels

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heard there are tunnels just below the streets of Seward, vacant remnants of an Army looking to protect the coast. There are small signs throughout the small town and surrounding area of World War II, of a time of constant fear. The Iron Doors are still hinged into the rock face outside Humpy Cove, although the searchlight it once held is no longer illuminating strips of Resurrection Bay. Instead, the doors are a trivia fact and a small reminder of the history of men among a wild landscape. Fort McGilvray stands strong on top of Caines Head, years after its purpose has faded. The fort has turned from a stronghold to a destination, the end goal for a weekend hike or a day’s paddle. My small town was given a lot of ways to protect itself and its citizens. Today, I have the luxury of living without (much) fear, so my first thought when I hear of underground tunnels? An escape. This winter wasn’t too frigid, but imagine the pleasure of taking care of all your daily errands away from the cold, snow and wind, bouncing from spot to spot underground. I could pop in and out of all the downtown locations without bundling up and bundling down. I could take a hot meal from the restaurant down the street and have it in my kitchen, still toasty, without ever seeing the light of day. If the tunnels were a secret to me, I could go throughout my entire week without seeing anyone I didn’t want or have to see. My small town would have its own, even smaller town underneath it — population me. I’m not typically a recluse, but the more I think about my town away from town the more it appeals to me. I wouldn’t use it every day, but it would be nice to have the option, to hide away for a day, or week or more. ••• Oh no. Not this again. I don’t easily succumb to seasonal affective disorder. Instead, I get what I’ll call, “Here comes the sun malaise.” The first sign of sunshine and I’m bouncing off the walls. “Let’s run up the mountain!” “Let’s bike to the glacier!” “Let’s conquer the world with the sun on our faces!” And that’s how I’ve been since Alaska first showed signs of spring two weeks ago. I ran my first mountain race of the season and then I ran some more, an easy Sunday 10-miler with a friend is nothing when you’re pairing sunshine with laughter. I put some muscle into spring cleaning not one or two, but three homes with a lot of breaks to do anything outside that wasn’t mopping. I walked everywhere, talking to friends, neighbors and strangers along the way, starting most conversations with, “Isn’t this weather wonderful?” But, that vitamin D-driven energy is running dry and I’m left in a melancholic limbo. I still want to seize the sunny day, but my mood and body are trying

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Recreation

Bucks top 76ers, nab top seed By The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — Giannis Antetokounmpo outdueled fellow MVP candidate Joel Embiid, finishing with 45 points and 13 rebounds and leading Milwaukee to a 128122 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night as the Bucks clinched the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. Khris Middleton added 22 points and George Hill had 20 for the Bucks, who locked up home-court advantage with three regular-

season games remaining. WARRIORS 108, LAKERS 90

over idle second-place Denver. The defending NBA champions also hold the tiebreaker over the Nuggets in the race for the top seed.

LOS ANGELES — DeMarcus Cousins had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Golden KINGS 117, CAVAVLIERS 104 State rolled Los Angeles in pursuit of the No. 1 seed in the West. SACRAMENTO, Calif. — De’Aaron Fox With four regular-season games remain- had 16 points and 10 assists, Buddy Hield ing, the Warriors own the best record in the scored 23 points and Sacramento Kings beat West (54-24) and have a two-game lead Cleveland.

Bauer pulled despite no-hitter CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Bauer was pulled by manager Terry Francona after seven hitless innings and 117 pitches, and watched from the dugout as Toronto’s Freddy Galvis broke up Cleveland’s bid for a combined no-hitter with a leadoff single in the ninth inning of the Indians’ 4-1 win Thursday night. Bauer was attempting to throw Cleveland’s first no-hitter in 38 years — on the 25th anniversary of Progressive Field’s opening — but was taken out as his pitch count increased. “It was the right decision,” Bauer said. ATHLETICS 7, RED SOX 3

Kenai’s Leif Lofquist (left) battles with West’s Isaac Main Thursday in a nonconference game at Kenai Central High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

West sweeps Kenai

See KICK, page A9

BRAVES 9, CUBS 4 ATLANTA — Max Fried took a perfect game into the sixth inning, Nick Markakis drive in five runs with five hits that included three doubles and the Atlanta Braves beat Yu Darvish and the Cubs for a three-game sweep.

NATIONALS 4, METS 0 NEW YORK — Stephen Strasburg outpitched Noah Syndergaard, rookie Victor Robles homered for Washington’s only hit until the ninth inning and the Nationals blanked the drowsy Mets to spoil New York’s home opener.

By JOEY KLECKA Peninsula Clarion

The Kenai Central offense was almost as cold as the weather Thursday night on the soccer pitch in the Kardinals home openers. The girls lost to West Anchorage 2-0 to start their 2019 season at 0-1, and the boys dropped a 4-1 nonconference clash to the Eagles to fall to 0-2 overall. The Kenai girls allowed two first-half goals to a Division I Eagles team that finished fifth at last year’s state tournament, and could not get much going on the offensive end against a stacked West defense, although head coach Dan Verkuilen liked the work in the first half. “It was our first game so of course we haven’t had the chance to build the stamina for a whole game,” Verkuilen said. “We came out really strong and excited, all over the ball … but we were missing our passes by one or two rolls, just a little bit off on the foot-to-foot passes that would’ve turned into goals.”

OAKLAND, Calif. — Center fielder Ramon Laureano threw out another Red Sox runner in a key spot, and the Oakland Athletics kept Boston stumbling.

YANKEES 8, ORIOLES 4 BALTIMORE — Gleyber Torres homered twice, had a career-high four hits and drove in four runs, and the New York Yankees ruined Baltimore’s home opener.

PIRATES 2, REDS 0 PITTSBURGH — Jordan Lyles pitched five effective innings in his Pittsburgh debut and the Pirates extended Cincinnati’s scoreless streak.

TIGERS 5, ROYALS 4

Kenai’s Rileigh Pace (right) manuevers the ball around West defender Jamey Roy (12) Thursday in a nonconference game at Kenai Central High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

DETROIT — Spencer Turnbull struck out 10 in six innings, and the Detroit Tigers drew four straight walks to start the bottom of the seventh, taking the lead for good against Kansas City.

Resident bird songs welcome spring

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am always pleasantly surprised by the influx of daylight hours and sunshine that comes to the Kenai Peninsula in the last weeks of March. It feels like spring and, for me, that feeling is reinforced by hearing birds singing. In Alaska, we have resident birds that overwinter and migrants that leave us here in the dark and cold. I heard my first resident bird songs in mid-March. Migrant birds won’t even show up until after the residents are nesting. For example, gray-cheeked thrushes winter in South America and arrive back on the Kenai

R efuge N otebook D awn R obin M agness around the end of May. Two common resident birds that you can hear singing in early spring are the black-capped chickadee and the red-breasted nuthatch. Both are common at feeders. The black-capped chickadee song is a pure two- or three-note whistle that sounds like “fee-bee”

or “hey sweetie.” It is mostly sung by males, though occasionally by females. The fee-bee song is used to advertise that a territory is taken. Black-capped chickadees are small birds with buffy, soft-feathered bellies and gray backs and wings. They have a black cap, black chin and small black beak contrasting with their white cheeks. Chickadees are easy to observe in the winter because they bounce from limb to limb in active flocks making the distinctive chick-aSee BIRD, page A9

The red-breasted nuthatch is one of our common resident bird species. (Photo provided by Kyla Canterbury)


. . . Kick Continued from page A8

The West boys punched through the Kardinals defense early with three firsthalf goals, and finished with a hat trick by right wing Jack Green. Kenai eventually found a way through to ruin the shutout with a late goal by Koa Diorec, but by the time the boys game was wrapping up, flurries were spiraling through the air at Ed Hollier Field and teams were antsy to get indoors. First-year Kenai boys head coach Shane Lopez attributed the slow start to a young team facing a West squad that finished tied for third in the state last year. “Guys are working hard and it’s some of the little things you keep working on as

Beard named coach of year MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chris Beard of Texas Tech had a cheering, boisterous audience as he took stage Thursday to accept the trophy as The Associated Press men’s college basketball coach of the year — his players and family filling the front row to celebrate his success as their own. He was happy to share a moment he said belonged to them, too. “I don’t know what I possibly could have that John Wooden and Bob Knight and (Michigan State coach Tom) Izzo didn’t have, but I don’t think that they probably had their team — 30 minutes removed from practice — sitting on the front row when we got the award, so this is special,” Beard told his players from the stage. “So I want to thank each player that played on this year’s team. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you guys.” The players’ presence — full of cheers and even a news conference question from graduate transfer Tariq Owens — was an unusual sight for the annual award presentation. It was also a sign of how the Red Raiders are bonded by their well-traveled coach’s work, work, work approach that guided his career on its winding path through obscure, overlooked coaching jobs to the college basketball’s biggest stage. “I’ve always believed you have to be who you are,” Beard said in an interview with the AP. “You can never forget who you are. ... Sometimes as you advance in the profession and the logo on your shirt changes or the title next to your name changes, you kind of change. I’ve never wanted to do that.” Beard earned 20 of 64 votes from the same panel that selects the weekly AP Top 25, with voters submitting ballots before the start of the NCAA Tournament. Beard’s team had won a share of its first Big 12 regular-season title at the time of the voting. In the tournament, Texas Tech pushed past top-seeded Gonzaga to win the West and earn its ticket to Minneapolis.

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desperately to catch up. So, instead of running the streets of Seward in my shorts with a spring in my step, I’m daydreaming about dark tunnels underground where no one can find me. I even turned down multiple opportunities to crust ski Lost Lake last week. I love skiing! I love crust skiing! I love Lost Lake! I love sunny days! Who invited Moody Kat and when is she leaving? Low energy may keep me from another 10-mile day, but stealing a bit of sunshine on a quick run throughout town will, eventually, help me recharge. Whether they exist or not, I won’t be running down in the tunnels anytime soon because the best way to kick Moody Kat to the curb is to keep doing all the things she tells me not to. I’m thinking a long hike out to Caines Head may do the trick.

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dee-dee call for which they are named. The fee-bee song indicates the break-up of winter flocks as bird pairs split off to nest. Interestingly, blackcapped chickadee pairs stay together for years. Breeding pairs stay together all winter in the same flock and protect each other. There are cases of “divorce,” but in two decadelong studies in different places about 80% of the pairs stayed together. On the Kenai Peninsula, black-capped chickadees can be confused with boreal chickadees. They look similar except that boreal chickadees have a brown cap. Our local chickadees

the season goes along,” Lopez said. “That’s a solid Anchorage team and they’re the ones that are going to show you some of your flaws.” Green flaunted speed and redirection as he challenged the notoriously tough Kenai defense. Green put the Eagles on the board 10 minutes in with a two-touch blast by Kardinals goalie Braedon Pitsch to the left corner of the net. Green added his second goal 19 minutes into the contest on a furious charge at the net while battling with a Kenai defender to tap it in for a 2-0 lead. Lopez commended the efforts of Pitsch in goal. The junior netminder produced a

handful of dazzling saves that belied the four goals allowed, including two in the first five minutes of the second half. “I thought he had a tremendous game, it’s good to have him back and bring some leadership back there,” he said. The Eagles led 3-0 at halftime thanks to a last-second goal by Matthew Curtis, who beat out a Kenai defender and got past Pitsch out in front to notch the easy strike. “They’ve been strong and consistent for the past couple of years,” Lopez said. “They move the ball really well, pass really well and they’re really physical.” Green completed his threegoal day in the 63rd minute

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on a strong cross from his left position. The Kards scored with two minutes left in regulation on a free kick by Travis Verkuilen. The kick sailed across the loaded goalie box and found Koa Diorec, who deposited it in net to ruin West goalie Reese Schrage’s perfect sheet. In the girls game, coach Verkuilen praised Kenai’s opening half of the season. “I thought it was 50-50 (ball) possession but we had the wind at our back,” he said. Verkuilen said the team chose to play with the fierce wind at their backs in the first half to help establish a positive flow. “We figured that wind at our

back would hopefully keep us in the game,” he said. “Expectations being realistic, I guess I was surprised with what they had. Really pleased.” Kailey Hamilton made eight saves on 12 shots for Kenai in goal. West struck first in the 16th minute on a goal by Chloe Austerman, who broke through the Kenai defense thanks to a cross from a teammate for a tap-in. The Eagles pushed the lead to 2-0 in the 25th minute on a long blast by Skyler Helgeson that Verkuilen said was tamped down by the wind and sailed past the fingers of Hamilton.

Scoreboard Basketball NIT

Championship At Madison Square Garden New York Thursday, April 4 Texas 81, Lipscomb 66

p.m. L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers, 6:30 p.m. Portland at Denver, 6:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Brooklyn at Milwaukee, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago, 4 p.m. All Times ADT

NCAA Men’s Tournament

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NHL Standings

At U.S. Bank Stadium Minneapolis National Semifinals Saturday, April 6 Virginia (33-3) vs. Auburn (30-9), 2:09 p.m. ADT Michigan State (32-6) vs. Texas Tech (30-6), 40 minutes after first game National Championship Monday, April 8 Semifinal winners, TBA

NCAA Women’s Tournament FINAL FOUR At Tampa, Fla. National Semifinals Friday, April 5 Baylor (35-1) vs. Oregon (33-4), 3 p.m. UConn (35-2) vs. Notre Dame (34-3), 5:30 p.m. National Championship Sunday, April 7 Semifinal winners, 2 p.m. All Times ADT

NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic DivisionW L Pct GB y-Toronto 56 23 .709 — x-Philadelphia 49 30 .620 7 x-Boston 47 32 .595 9 Brooklyn 39 40 .494 17 New York 15 63 .192 40½ Southeast Division Orlando 39 40 .494 — Miami 38 40 .487 ½ Charlotte 36 42 .462 2½ Washington 32 47 .405 7 Atlanta 29 50 .367 10 Central Division z-Milwaukee 59 20 .747 — x-Indiana 47 32 .595 12 Detroit 39 39 .500 19½ Chicago 22 57 .278 37 Cleveland 19 60 .241 40 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division y-Houston 51 28 .646 — x-San Antonio 45 34 .570 6 New Orleans 32 47 .405 19 Memphis 31 47 .397 19½ Dallas 31 47 .397 19½ Northwest Division x-Denver 52 26 .667 — x-Portland 50 28 .641 2 x-Utah 48 30 .615 4 x-Oklahoma City 45 33 .577 7 Minnesota 35 43 .449 17 Pacific Division y-Golden State 54 24 .692 — x-L.A. Clippers 47 32 .595 7½ Sacramento 39 40 .494 15½ L.A. Lakers 35 44 .443 19½ Phoenix 18 61 .228 36½ x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conference Thursday’s Games Milwaukee 128, Philadelphia 122 Sacramento 117, Cleveland 104 Golden State 108, L.A. Lakers 90 Friday’s Games Atlanta at Orlando, 3 p.m. San Antonio at Washington, 3 p.m. Toronto at Charlotte, 3 p.m. Boston at Indiana, 4 p.m. Detroit at Oklahoma City, 4 p.m. Miami at Minnesota, 4 p.m. New York at Houston, 4 p.m. Memphis at Dallas, 4:30 p.m. Sacramento at Utah, 5 p.m. New Orleans at Phoenix, 6 p.m. Cleveland at Golden State, 6:30

have similar calls, but boreal chickadees do not sing. Therefore, if you hear the clear whistle song of a chickadee, it is a blackcapped. The red-breasted nuthatches are less melodic than the black-capped chickadees. Most of their songs are best described as nasally and repetitive. Red-breasted nuthatches are territorial in the summer. Pairs that overwinter will stay and maintain their territory all year. In the spring, males have a song that consists of a harsh series of rapidly repeating “hn-hn-hnhn-hn.” This is often used when aggressively defending the territory from intruding nuthatches. The courtship song, which is attractive to females, can be a slow or fast series of repeating

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L z-Tampa Bay 81 61 16 x-Boston 81 49 23 x-Toronto 81 46 28 Montreal 81 43 30 Florida 81 36 32 Buffalo 81 32 39 Detroit 81 32 39 Ottawa 81 29 46 Metropolitan Division y-Washington 81 48 25 x-N.Y. Islanders 81 47 27 x-Pittsburgh 81 44 26 x-Carolina 81 45 29 Columbus 80 45 31 Philadelphia 81 37 36 N.Y. Rangers 80 31 36 New Jersey 81 30 41

OT Pts GF GA 4 126 319 219 9 107 256 209 7 99 281 245 8 94 243 231 13 85 264 276 10 74 219 270 10 74 226 270 6 64 240 296 8 104 278 246 7 101 225 196 11 99 270 237 7 97 241 220 4 94 249 228 8 82 241 277 13 75 221 266 10 70 218 272

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division x-Nashville 81 46 29 6 98 235 212 x-Winnipeg 81 46 30 5 97 268 242 x-St. Louis 81 44 28 9 97 244 221 x-Dallas 80 42 31 7 91 206 196 x-Colorado 81 38 29 14 90 258 241 Minnesota 81 37 35 9 83 211 234 Chicago 80 35 33 12 82 262 286 Pacific Division z-Calgary 81 50 24 7 107 288 224 x-San Jose 81 45 27 9 99 284 259 x-Vegas 81 43 31 7 93 247 225 Arizona 81 39 34 8 86 211 219 Vancouver 81 35 36 10 80 223 251 Anaheim 81 34 37 10 78 194 249 Edmonton 81 34 38 9 77 229 273 Los Angeles 80 30 41 9 69 195 256 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 y-clinched division z-clinched conference Thursday’s Games N.Y. Islanders 2, Florida 1, SO Buffalo 5, Ottawa 2 Carolina 3, New Jersey 1 Washington 2, Montreal 1 Pittsburgh 4, Detroit 1 Tampa Bay 3, Toronto 1 Boston 3, Minnesota 0 St. Louis 7, Philadelphia 3 Nashville 3, Vancouver 2 Colorado 3, Winnipeg 2, OT San Jose 3, Edmonton 2 Arizona 4, Vegas 1 Friday’s Games Columbus at N.Y. Rangers, 3 p.m. Dallas at Chicago, 4:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Anaheim, 6 p.m. Saturday’s Games Tampa Bay at Boston, 9 a.m. Vancouver at St. Louis, noon Buffalo at Detroit, 3 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, 3 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Washington, 3 p.m. New Jersey at Florida, 3 p.m. Columbus at Ottawa, 3 p.m. Carolina at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. Toronto at Montreal, 3 p.m. Chicago at Nashville, 4 p.m. Minnesota at Dallas, 4 p.m. Winnipeg at Arizona, 6 p.m. Edmonton at Calgary, 6 p.m. Vegas at Los Angeles, 6:30 p.m. Colorado at San Jose, 6:30 p.m. All Times ADT

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East Division W Tampa Bay 5 Baltimore 4 New York 3 Toronto 3 Boston 2

“waa-aa-ns.” Red-breasted nuthatches also can loudly call series of “yank-yankyank” to delight our ears. If you can track down the source of these penetrating sounds, you will see a small, compact bird with a short tail and squat neck. Red-breasted nuthatches have gray backs and wings in contrast to their rusty bellies. They have a sharp black bill and thick black eye line under a white eyebrow. I love birding because birds offer daily entertainment that matches the rhythm of the season. Dr. Dawn Magness is the landscape ecologist at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Find more Refuge Notebook articles (1999-present) at https://www.fws.gov/Refuge/Kenai/community/Refuge_notebook.html.

L Pct GB 2 .714 — 3 .571 1 4 .429 2 5 .375 2½ 6 .250 3½

Central Division Minnesota 4 Detroit 5 Cleveland 3 Chicago 2 Kansas City 2 West Division Seattle 7 Texas 4 Oakland 6 Houston 2 Los Angeles 1

1 .800 — 3 .625 ½ 3 .500 1½ 3 .400 2 4 .333 2½ 1 .875 — 2 .667 2 4 .600 2 5 .286 4½ 5 .167 5

Thursday’s Games Seattle at Chicago White Sox, ppd. Detroit 5, Kansas City 4 N.Y. Yankees 8, Baltimore 4 Oakland 7, Boston 3 Cleveland 4, Toronto 1 Texas at L.A. Angels, late Friday’s Games Seattle (Kikuchi 0-0) at Chicago White Sox (Lopez 0-1), 10:10 a.m. Tampa Bay (Glasnow 1-0) at San Francisco (Rodriguez 1-0), 12:35 p.m. Minnesota (Odorizzi 0-0) at Philadelphia (Pivetta 0-0), 3:05 p.m. Boston (Porcello 0-1) at Arizona (Godley 0-1), 3:10 p.m. Toronto (Thornton 0-0) at Cleveland (Bieber 0-0), 3:10 p.m. Oakland (Montas 1-0) at Houston (McHugh 0-1), 4:10 p.m. Texas (Lynn 0-0) at L.A. Angels (Pena 0-1), 6:07 p.m. Saturday’s Games Kansas City at Detroit, 9:10 a.m. Minnesota at Philadelphia, 10:05 a.m. Seattle at Chicago White Sox, 10:10 a.m. Tampa Bay at San Francisco, 12:05 p.m. Texas at L.A. Angels, 12:05 p.m. Toronto at Cleveland, 12:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore, 3:05 p.m. Oakland at Houston, 3:10 p.m. Boston at Arizona, 4:10 p.m. All Times ADT

NL Standings

East Division W Philadelphia 4 New York 5 Atlanta 3 Washington 3 Miami 2 Central Division Milwaukee 6 St. Louis 3 Pittsburgh 2 Chicago 1 Cincinnati 1 West Division Los Angeles 5 San Diego 4 Arizona 3 Colorado 3 San Francisco 2

L Pct GB 1 .800 — 2 .714 — 3 .500 1½ 3 .500 1½ 5 .286 3 1 .857 — 3 .500 2½ 3 .400 3 5 .167 4½ 5 .167 4½ 2 .714 3 .571 4 .429 4 .429 5 .286

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Thursday’s Games San Diego at St. Louis, ppd. Washington 4, N.Y. Mets 0 Pittsburgh 2, Cincinnati 0 Atlanta 9, Chicago Cubs 4 Friday’s Games L.A. Dodgers (Maeda 1-0) at Colorado (Anderson 0-1), 12:10 p.m. San Diego (Margevicius 0-1) at St. Louis (Flaherty 0-0), 12:15 p.m. Tampa Bay (Glasnow 1-0) at San Francisco (Rodriguez 1-0), 12:35 p.m. Cincinnati (Gray 0-1) at Pittsburgh (Musgrove 0-0), 3:05 p.m. Minnesota (Odorizzi 0-0) at Philadelphia (Pivetta 0-0), 3:05 p.m. Boston (Porcello 0-1) at Arizona (Godley 0-1), 3:10 p.m. Miami (Lopez 1-0) at Atlanta (Gausman 0-0), 3:20 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Quintana 0-0) at Milwaukee (Woodruff 1-0), 4:10 p.m. Saturday’s Games Washington at N.Y. Mets, 9:10 a.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 9:35 a.m. Minnesota at Philadelphia, 10:05 a.m. San Diego at St. Louis, 10:15 a.m.

Tampa Bay at San Francisco, 12:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 3:10 p.m. Miami at Atlanta, 3:20 p.m. Boston at Arizona, 4:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Colorado, 4:10 p.m. All Times ADT

Tigers 5, Royals 4 KC 101 010 010—4 8 2 Det. 200 010 20x—5 6 1 Junis, Zimmer (7), McCarthy (7), Boxberger (8) and Maldonado; Turnbull, Hardy (7), Greene (9) and Greiner. W_Hardy 1-0. L_Zimmer 0-1. Sv_Greene (5). HRs_ Kansas City, Gordon (2).

Yankees 8, Orioles 4 NY 001 004 003—8 12 0 Bal. 300 010 000—4 10 0 Paxton, Kahnle (6), Britton (8), A.Chapman (9) and Sanchez; Cobb, Wright (6), Means (6), Givens (8), Castro (9) and Sucre. W_Paxton 1-1. L_Wright 0-1. HRs_New York, Voit (2), Torres 2 (2), Sanchez (3). Baltimore, Villar (2).

Athletics 7, Red Sox 3 Bos. 201 000 000—3 10 0 Oak. 003 301 00x—7 13 0 E.Rodriguez, Velazquez (4), Hembree (7) and C.Vazquez, Swihart; Anderson, Trivino (6), Soria (7), Hendriks (8) and Phegley. W_Anderson 2-0. L_E.Rodriguez 0-2. HRs_Boston, Martinez (3). Oakland, Piscotty (2).

Indians 4, Blue Jays 1 Tor. 000 000 001—1 3 1 Cle. 000 200 20x—4 7 0 Sanchez, Mayza (7), Gaviglio (7) and Jansen; Bauer, Edwards (8), Hand (8) and Perez. W_Bauer 1-0. L_Sanchez 1-1. Sv_Hand (3).

Nationals 4, Mets 0 Was. 010 001 002—4 5 2 NY 000 000 000—0 4 0 Strasburg, Grace (7), J.Miller (8), Sipp (8), Doolittle (9) and Gomes; Syndergaard, Wilson (7), Familia (8), Lugo (9), T.Peterson (9) and Ramos. W_Strasburg 1-0. L_Syndergaard 0-1. HRs_Washington, Robles (2).

Pirates 2, Reds 0 Cin. 000 000 000—0 6 0 Pit. 000 000 11x—2 10 0 Mahle, Hernandez (7), Peralta (7), Lorenzen (8) and Barnhart; Lyles, Kingham (6), R.Rodriguez (8), F.Vazquez (9) and Cervelli. W_Kingham 1-0. L_Hernandez 0-1. Sv_F.Vazquez (1).

Braves 9, Cubs 4 Chicago 000 000 004—4 Atlanta 000 150 12x—9

5 1 13 1

Darvish, Edwards Jr. (5), Chatwood (5), Montgomery (7) and Contreras; Fried, Carle (7), Sobotka (9), Minter (9) and McCann. W_Fried 1-0. L_Darvish 0-1. HRs_ Chicago, Baez (3), Rizzo (2).

Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Reinstated RHP Alex Cobb from the 10-day IL. BOSTON RED SOX — Reinstated 1B-OF Steve Pearce from the 10-day IL. Optioned 1B-OF Sam Travis to Pawtucket (IL). CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Optioned RHP Dylan Covey to Charlotte (IL). Reinstated RHP Ian Hamilton from the 10-day IL and

optioned him to Charlotte. Reinstated SS Tim Anderson from the paternity list. NEW YORK YANKEES — Placed SS Troy Tulowitski on the 10-day IL. Recalled INF Thairo Estrada from Scranton Wilkes-Barre (IL). Claimed RHP Jake Barrett off waivers from Pittsburgh and optioned him to Scranton/WilkesBarre. Transferred RHP Ben Heller to the 60-day DL. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Added INF Alen Hanson and OF Socrates Brito to the major-league roster. Optioned RHP Sean ReidFoley and OF Anthony Alford to Buffalo (IL). National League PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Placed OF Corey Dickerson on the 10-day IL. Reinstated RHP Jordan Lyles from the 10-day IL. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Reinstated INF Howie Kendrick from the 10-day IL. Optioned INF Jake Noll to Fresno (PCL). BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA — Fined New Orleans Pelicans F/C Anthony Davis $15,000 for directing an obscene gesture toward a fan. SAN ANTONIO SPURS — Signed F Donatas Motiejunas. FOOTBALL National Football League CINCINNATI BENGALS — Resigned G-C Trey Hopkins to a one-year contract. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed OL Dakota Dozier. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Released WR Seth Roberts. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Signed DT Nick Thurman. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL — Fined Vegas D Colin Miller $2,000 as supplementary discipline under NHL Rule 64 (diving/ embellishment). NEW YORK RANGERS — Announced Glen Sather is stepping down as president and will become senior adviser to owner James Dolan. American Hockey League HARTFORD WOLF PACK — Announced D Ryan Lindgren was recalled by New York (NHL). Announced F Ty Ronning was reassigned to the team by New York. Signed Fs Jake Elmer, Shawn McBride and Lewis Zerter-Gossage to amateur tryout agreements. Released F Terrence Wallin from his professional tryout agreement and returned him to Maine (ECHL). SOCCER USL Championship MINNESOTA UNITED — Sent Ds Carter Manley and Wyatt Omsberg, G Dayne St. Claire and F Mason Toye to Forward Madison. National Women’s Soccer League ORLANDO PRIDE — Acquired D Morgan Reid from North Carolina for a 2020 fourth-round draft pick. COLLEGE HOUSTON — Signed men’s basketball coach Kelvin Sampson to a contract extension through the 2024-25 season. IOWA STATE — Sophomore G Lindell Wigginton will enter the NBA draft. MONTANA STATE — Named Danny Sprinkle men’s basketball coach. TEMPLE — Named Jimmy Fenerty men’s assistant basketball coach. TEXAS A&M — Named Buzz Williams men’s basketball coach. TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY — Announced the resignation of women’s tennis coach Sonia Hahn at the end of the season to become the associate athletic director for sports and administration and senior woman administrator at Southern Utah.


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East End Road/Ronda Street Water Main Crossing 2019 Sealed bids for the construction of the City of Homer Alaska, East End Road/Ronda Street Water Main Crossing 2019 will be received at the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, City of Homer, 491 East Pioneer Avenue, Homer, Alaska, until 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2019, at which time they will be publicly opened and read. The time of receipt will be determined by the City Clerk’s time stamp. Bids received after the time fixed for the receipt of the bids shall not be considered. All bidders must submit a City of Homer Plan Holders Registration form to be on the Plan Holders List and to be considered responsive. Plan holder registration forms and Plans and Specifications are available online at http://www.cityofhomerak.gov/rfps A Pre-Bid Conference will be held at 1:30 PM, April 12, 2019 in the City Hall Second Floor Conference Room (491 East Pioneer Avenue) to answer bidder questions. This project is funded through an Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) Municipal Matching Grant and City of Homer Accelerated Water and Sewer Fund (HAWSP). The City’s local bidder preference requirements do not apply to this contract; State and Federal prevailing wage rates (whichever is higher) will apply. MBE/WBE goals and Buy American Iron and Steel provisions are in affect. The work includes, but is not limited to the following: Installation of 120 LF of 12” HDPE water main (utilizing boring method), connection to existing main, and traffic control in State ADOT right-ofway as defined within the plans and bid documents. Please direct all technical questions regarding this project to: Carey Meyer, City of Homer, Public Works Department, 3575 Heath Street, Homer, Alaska 99603, (907) 235-3170; cmeyer@ci.homer.ak.us.

The REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA (Commission) gives notice that Homer Electric Association, Inc. (HEA) filed TA416-32, the annual update to its Secondary Service Credit (SSC) and Secondary Service Fee (SSF). HEA’s SSC is the maximum amount of money that HEA will invest in a new line extension. The SSF is the price paid for secondary service if an applicant does not qualify for the SSC. With TA416-32, HEA proposes decreasing the SSF for Single-Phase Service from $5,600 to $5,500, decreasing the Single-Phase SSC from $5,600 to $5,500, and decreasing the Three-Phase SSC from $16,800 to $16,500. This notice does not contain all requested revisions and the Commission may approve a rate or classification that varies from those proposed. You may obtain more information about this filing by contacting J.D. Draves, Regulatory Affairs and Rates Manager, at HEA at 3977 Lake Street, Homer, AK 99603; phone: (907) 2353325. The complete filing is also available for inspection at the Commission’s office at 701 West Eighth Avenue, Suite 300, Anchorage, AK 99501; phone: (907) 276-6222, or may be viewed on the Commission’s website at http://rca.alaska.gov by typing “TA416-32” in the Find a Matter search box.

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The hearing will determine if your child is dependent as defined in RCW 13.34.050(5). This begins a judicial process which could result in permanent loss of your parental rights. If you do not appear at the hearing, the court may enter a dependency order in your absence. To request a copy of the Notice, Summons, and Dependency Petition, call DCYF at 360-7256700 or 1-888-822-3541. To view information about your rights, including right to a lawyer, go to www.atg.wa.gov/DPY.aspx.

Homer Electric Association, Inc. is seeking a highly qualified person to fill the position of Administrative Assistant at the Nikiski Combined Cycle Plant. This position reports to the Director of HEA’s Power, Fuels & Dispatch Department and performs a variety of administrative duties, including preparing and maintaining correspondence, directing calls, coordinating training and business travel, budget reporting, reconciling expense reports, actively coordinating with remote sites, and assisting with HEA Board of Directors administrative support.

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To: KADE ROBINSON, Alleged Father; and UNKNOWN BIOLOGICAL FATHER OR ANYONE ELSE CLAIMING A PARENTAL INTEREST IN THE ABOVE NAMED CHILD IN THIS MATTER: A Dependency Petition was filed on January 4, 2019; A Fact Finding hearing will be held on this matter on: May 3, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at Thurston County Family and Juvenile Court, 2801 32nd Avenue SW, Tumwater, Washington 98501. You should be present at this hearing.

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Please reference TA416-32 and include a statement that you have filed a copy of the comments with HEA at its address given above. Individuals or groups of people with disabilities, who require special accommodations, auxiliary aids or service, or alternative communication formats, please contact Valerie Fletcher-Mitchell at (907) 276-6222, toll-free at 1-800-390-2782, or TTY/Alaska Relay: 7-1-1 or 1 (800) 770-3973, or send a request via electronic mail to rca.mail@alaska.gov by April 26, 2019.

DATED this 29th day of March, 2019. CITY OF HOMER Katie Koester, City Manager Publish: Ad # 19-035, April 5, 2019 850953

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NOTICE TO CREDITOR NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented to the undersigned Personal Representative of the estate, at DOLIFKA & ASSOCIATES, P.C., ATTORNEYS AT LAW, P.O. Box 498, Soldotna, Alaska, 99669. DATED this 20th day of March, 2019. PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE /s/TROY EUGENE BOKOVOYI Pub:Mar 22,29 & April 5, 2019 849480

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To comment on this filing, please file your comments by 5:00 p.m., May 3, 2019, at either the Commission address given above or at its website:

An electronic copy of Plans and Specifications is available on the City’s website http://www.cityofhomer-ak.gov/rfps or you may purchase hard copies at the Office of the City Clerk upon payment of $100 per set ($150 for overnight delivery). City of Homer Standard Construction Specifications 2011 Edition (containing general contract provisions) may also be downloaded from the City’s website. All fees are non-refundable. The City of Homer reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, to waive irregularities or informalities in the bids, and to award the contract to the lowest responsive bidder.

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Curiosity about her childhood sweetheart still nags woman what happened when you were 14, because it was normal teenage behavior.

DEAR ABBY: I’ve only had one boyfriend. For most of my childhood, he was my best friend. When we were 14, I got scared we might fight, break up and never forgive each other, so I told him I wanted to go back to being just friends without explaining why. In retrospect, I know how stupid it was, but when I was 14 it made perfect sense. When I said it, he got angry, but more than angry he was very hurt. I never saw him again. My problem is, I haven’t been able to put myself in a relationship since. Sometimes he resurfaces in my dreams. When it happens I always feel happy “seeing” him again. I don’t know what to do about this nagging feeling and how I put off a love life because of it. It’s more than a decade later. He has probably changed so much and would want nothing to do with me, so I think it’s better to leave him be. But I’d like to talk to the person he is now, whoever that is. Is there a way I can solve this?

DEAR ABBY: I know that you are all about good manners, but I think one current practice has gone WAY too far. When I sneeze, I get loud “bless you’s” from neighbors down the street or DEAR ABBY: I’m 50. co-workers in the next room. I am not religious, All my life I have known and I find it offensive. These “blessers” have been I didn’t want kids, and I indoctrinated in a 600-year-old religious practice have had to deal with peodesigned to prevent the plague from jumping into ple who can’t understand the sneezer’s body. When someone passes gas or it. I have now reached the burps, the “excuse me’s” are often more offensive point where I can hardly Abigail Van Buren than the act -- no longer the demure “pardon me” wait until I’m 55 so I can of the past. live in a child-free senior living development. Sneezes, gas and burps are all natural parts of The problem is, my partner is 10 years younger life. Can’t we just let them be, without making than I am. He won’t be able to move there when/ them special? if I do, so I’ll have to wait another 10 years to live -- OFFENDED OUT WEST in peace. I don’t want to break up with him, but I DEAR OFFENDED: You can. All you may have to. What is your take on the situation? have to do is tell your neighbors and co-

-- OVER-55 ONLY DEAR OVER-55: My “take” is that not all couples are exactly the same age, and if one partner qualifies to live in senior housing, his or her partner will not be excluded. My advice is to start researching retirement communities so you fully understand what the requirements and restrictions are before deciding to move there, with or without your partner.

workers your attitude about their thoughtfulness, and I am sure they will refrain. In droves. P.S. Having to say this to every “blesser” you encounter may be a very tall order, so be prepared.

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 www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Hints from Heloise

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, April 5, 2019: This year, unusual creativity stems from you. Use this gift well. Others admire your energy and abilities. If single, you could easily enchant others and draw in a special admirer. If you’re attached, you and your partner feel more connected than you did before. Avoid conflict; accept your differences. Another ARIES could be more willful than you are. 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) HHHHH Greet a new beginning with a big smile. How you handle others’ reactions might be important. You want loved ones and friends on your side. Push comes to shove far more easily than you thought possible. Everyone thinks they have a better idea. Tonight: Be spontaneous. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHH Regardless of whether you’re willing to share your concerns, you have a lot on your mind. Take some much-needed personal time. Indulge in a walk, enjoy yourself and relax. You could be surprised by how fast you find the right answers. Tonight: Make it an early night. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHHH You could be busier than you thought was possible. Despite another person’s challenge, you remain upbeat. You could feel as though you cannot take a break from others’ demands. No one really likes to say “no,” but you might need to practice saying it more often. Tonight: With friends. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH You might not know which way to go in a management or professional situation. You could want to take a break from the hectic pace, yet understand that you need to be part of what’s happening. You surprise yourself with a decision. Tonight: Out and about. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHHH Your instinct could be to break a pattern or be more adventurous. How you manifest this desire could vary from person to person. Some of you might sign up for an exotic trip that you’ve dreamed about. Others might go for a class. You could decide to tap into a friend who’s quite different. Tonight: Try a new TGIF spot. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHHH You could be tired of handling

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the same problem in different ways; however, the issue somehow pops up again. You might need to do some work on what’s driving you in that direction. Remain positive and more upbeat. Tonight: Say “yes” to an opportunity. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH Today, one-on-one relating could be close to impossible to achieve. You might want to focus on one person yet have to deal with a slew of admirers. Your popularity might start interfering with this goal and others. Do you really want to change the situation? Tonight: Be more visible. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH When you head in a special direction, a new beginning becomes more than possible. Consider a change in your daily schedule, or get more involved in a certain situation. You want a change and are willing to go for it. Tonight: Work out at the gym. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH Give an emotional situation another shot. You might not have decided which approach would be best. Use your creativity to come up with an appropriate response. Don’t get your finances into this matter. Tonight: How can anyone say “no” to you? CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHHH Reach out for someone you value. You know how important this person might be to your well-being. You might be eyeing a new beginning with this person or around your home. Recognize that this bonding needs to be the result of mutual desire. Tonight: At home. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHHH Choose your words with care; refuse to be bullied by anyone. Stand up for yourself. Avoid a powerplay, or you’ll become enmeshed in the eminent control game. Focus on what you want; bypass this person. Tonight: Hang out at a favorite spot. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH You’re full of fun and caring. You could make an important decision around your finances. At the same time, you’ll trigger a new beginning. Talk to someone who’s far more knowledgeable than you are about finances. Tonight: Step up to the plate. BORN TODAY Statesman Gen. Colin Powell (1937), actress Bette Davis (1908), actor Gregory Peck (1916)

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Still resolute in 2019? Dear Readers: Earlier in the year we asked about NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS, whether you make them and what resolutions you usually make. Here is what we got back. -- Heloise “A few years ago, I resolved to see my mother at least once a week. I stuck to it and spent the most wonderful days with her. She passed away in September, but I will always be grateful for the time I had with her.” -- Diane V., Salem, Ore. “I resolved to make dinner at home at least four times a week. By doing this, I managed to drop 10 pounds without going hungry.” -- Mike T., Eureka, Calif. “I resolved to make my bed every morning as soon as I got up. This way, I wouldn’t be tempted to go back to bed.” -- Darlene F., Clarksdale, Miss. “I resolved to work harder at my studies in college. I now have a 3.4 GPA.” -- Kierra B., Amarillo, Texas GIFT CARD FRAUD Dear Heloise: It’s so embarrassing to hand a gift card to a clerk, only to be told it’s a fake card. This gift card scam is very active right now. Here are some hints to avoid that situation: 1. If at all possible, buy your card on-line. However, DO NOT purchase a card if the card company contacts you by letter, email or over the phone! It’s usually a scam. 2. Carefully inspect the packaging of a card. If it looks tampered with in any way, don’t purchase it. Also, keep your receipt and give it to the gift card recipient so that person has some negotiation power if the card has been compromised. -- Norma in San Antonio

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Police reports n On Mar. 31, a routine records check on Jennifer M. Gadola, 33, of Anchor Point, resulted in her arrest on an outstanding Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on the original charge of violating conditions of release, bail revoked. Gadola was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. n On Mar. 31 at 12:17 p.m., Kenai police responded to a call from a local business regarding a wanted suspect. Officers came into contact with Mike Sandback, 36, of Soldotna, who was arrested on Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrants for violating conditions of release, larceny failure to appear indictment for two counts of burglary, fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, third-degree criminal mischief, fourth-degree theft, and possession of burglary tools. n On Mar. 31 at 12:53 a.m., Kenai police came into contact with Anthony D. Bonawitz, 40, of Kenai,

Court reports The following judgments were recently handed down in Kenai District Court: n Jacob Samuel Hunt, 33, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of attempted firstdegree vehicle theft, committed Oct. 17. He was sentenced to 220 days in jail with 200 days suspended, fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited items seized, ordered to have no contact with victim, and placed on probation for 12 months. n Jacob Samuel Hunt, 33, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to one count of firstdegree criminal trespass (in a dwelling), one count of second-degree criminal trespass (vehicle), and one count of an amended charge of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Oct. 20. On count one, he was fined a $50

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who was arrested for fail to comply with sex offender registration requirements and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. n On Mar. 29 at 6:09 p.m., Kenai police responded to a dispute on First Street. Investigation led to the arrest of David D. Allen, 34, of Kenai, on a charge of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence). Allen was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. n On Mar. 29 at 9:36 p.m., Kenai Police were advised of a theft from a business near the Kenai Spur Highway and Bridge Access Road. Officers responded, with the assistance of the Alaska State Troopers and their K9 Donna. A track was started with the K9, which lead to the apprehension of Jordon B. Wik, 55, of Nikiski, who was arrested on a charge of fourth-degree theft and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. A routine records check on Wik resulted in his remand on two outstanding Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrants, one for failure to appear for arraignment on the original charge of fourth-degree theft $250 bail, and the second, a $250

warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on the original charge of second-degree criminal trespass, $250 bail. n On Apr. 1, Alaska State Troopers responded to a shoplifting call at Save U More in Soldotna. During the investigation, troopers contacted Justin Bachmeier, 25, of Nikiski, and Malissa Percival, 30, of Kenai. After investigation, Bachmeier and Percival were arrested on theft charges and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. Bachmeier was remanded on charges of fourth-degree theft and violating probation. Percival was remanded on a charge of third-degree theft. n On Mar. 6 at about 12:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers in Anchor Point received a report that a 14-year-old female had had sexual relations with a 22-year-old male. The girl’s mother reported finding out about the relationship and confronting the girl, who admitted to the sexual relationship. The male was identified as Ethan Koch, 22, of Homer. As a result of interviews and investigation, troopers identified a

total of three females, ages 14-15, with whom Koch had engaged in sexual relations. An arrest warrant was issued for Koch out of the Homer Court, with bail for the warrant set at $10,000 and court-approved third-party. On Apr. 1, Seward troopers located Koch and arrested him on the outstanding warrant. Koch was taken to the Seward Jail on five counts of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor and four counts of third-degree sexual abuse of a minor. n On Mar. 27 at 5:21 p.m., after a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) complaint was received, Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on the Kenai Spur Highway near Marydale Avenue. Miranda L. Endresen, 26, of Kenai, was found to be driving with a revoked license and without insurance. She was issued criminal citations and released. n On Mar. 22 at 3:33 p.m., Soldotna police responded to a disturbance at a residence on Liebrock Circle. Officers contacted David Willis, 34, of Anchorage, who was found to be in

possession of a pistol that had been reported stolen in Anchorage in 2017. Willis was arrested for seconddegree theft and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail. n On Mar. 21 at 1:12 p.m., Soldotna police responded to Soldotna High School for a student in possession of an electronic smoking device that possibly contained concentrated marijuana. Officers contacted Cassandra S. Haeg, 18, of Soldotna, and found her to be in possession of the smoking device and concentrated marijuana. Haeg was arrested for third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail. n On Mar. 21 at 4:42 p.m., Soldotna police contacted Shawn Rodgers, 37, of Soldotna, near the intersection of Marydale Avenue and Binkley Street. Rodgers was found to be in possession of heroin and was arrested for fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $500 bail.

On Apr. 3 at 2:22 a.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted two vehicles at the end of Browns Lake Road, off Funny River Road. Investigation revealed that one of the four individuals present, Logan Ward, 37, had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Ward was arrested without incident and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on $250 bail. n On Apr. 3 at 10:05 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a motor vehicle collision on Kalifornsky Beach Road near Judy Lynn Lane. Troopers arrived on scene and contacted the drivers of both vehicles, one of which was entrapped. Investigation revealed that Julianne Barnes, 34, of Soldotna, was driving a Chevy Suburban when she crashed into the back of a Ford F150, driven by Thomas McCray, 64, of Soldotna. Both drivers were injured and taken to Central Peninsula Hospital. Barnes was charged with negligent driving. Alcohol and drugs were not a factor in the crash. However, the operation of a cell phone is believed to have been a factor. The investigation is ongoing.

court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited items seized, ordered to have no contact with victim, and placed on probation for 12 months. On count two, he was ordered to pay restitution, forfeited items seized, ordered to have no contact with victim, and placed on probation for 12 months. On count three, he was sentenced to 360 days in jail with 270 days suspended, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, forfeited items seized, and placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n Nathaniel Dean Myers, 19, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Feb. 22. He was fined $250 and a $100 court surcharge and forfeited items seized. n Nathaniel D. Myers, 19, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to third-degree theft, committed Feb. 27. He was fined a $100 court

surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, and placed on probation for 12 months. Russell Kent Pate, 35, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Jan. 5. He was sentenced to 60 days on electronic monitoring with 57 days suspended, fined $4,000 with $2,500 suspended, a $150 court surcharge, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and $66 for the first three days of monitoring ordered, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had his license revoked for 90 days, ordered ignition interlock for six months, forfeited a firearm, ordered to complete 80 hours of community work service by Mar. 23 (not completed), and placed on probation for one year. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n Duncan Garath Donham, 22, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to one count of an amended charge of fourth-degree assault, one count of fourth-degree misconduct involv-

ing weapons (possession while intoxicated), and one count of driving under the influence, committed Dec. 4. On the count of fourth-degree assault, he was sentenced to 360 days in jail with 300 days suspended, , ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment and an anger management program, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited all items seized, including firearms, ordered to have no contact with victim, ordered to follow any protective order in effect, ordered not to possess concealable forearms, and was placed on probation for 36 months. On the count of fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons, he was sentenced to 30 days in jail and forfeited all items seized, including firearm. On the count of driving under the influence, he was sentenced to three days in jail or on electronic monitoring, fined $1,500, a $75 court surcharge, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and $66 for the first three days of monitoring ordered, ordered to complete Alcohol

Safety Action Program treatment, had his license revoked for 90 days, and ordered ignition interlock for six months. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n Jordan Wik, 55, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree theft, committed Aug. 19. He was fined $150, a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, ordered to have no contact with Kenai Safeway, and placed on probation for six months. n Jordan Brando Wik, 55, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal trespass (upon premises), committed Sept. 15. he was fined $150, a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with Kenai Safeway, and placed on probation for 12 months. n Jordan B. Wik, 55, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree theft, committed Mar. 29. He was fined $150, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 sus-

pended, ordered to pay restitution, ordered to have no contact with Kenai Three Bears, and placed on probation for six months. n Francis X Moesh, 28, of Ninilchik, pleaded guilty to one count of an amended charge of second-degree harassment and one count of fourthdegree criminal mischief, committed June 30. On count one, he was ordered to pay restitution and placed on probation for 12 months. On count two, he was fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, and placed on probation for 12 months. The following dismissals were recently handed down in Kenai District Court: n A charge of violating condition of release against Jacob Hunt, 33, of Nikiski, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Oct. 25. A charge of tempering with physical evidence against Merissa Brooke Osmar, 24, of Homer, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Mar. 4.

with the Division of Public Assistance, holding multiple positions from 1990-2001. She has also worked with the departments of Education and Early Development and Natural Resources. She joined the Division of Health Care Services in 2008. She is a U.S. Air Force veteran and is a certified government financial manager. Her salary is just

shy of $123,000, according to a public records request in November for state employee information. Gayhart, now the acting director of the division, is currently the Tribal Health program manager for DHSS, according to the DHSS website. She worked for the state’s Department of Administration, the Office of Public Advocacy pri-

or to joining DHSS in 1998. Brodie’s departure comes days after another high-ranking state official indicated his intent to resign. On Tuesday, Public Defender Agency Director Quinlan Steiner submitted a statement to the governor that he intends to resign as soon as the Alaska Judicial Council finds a replacement for him.

. . . Move The measure doesn’t specify where the Legislature would meet, though Ken Jacobus, an attorney who has assisted the measure’s sponsors, has said they aren’t seeking to have new buildings

built. Buildings other than the Capitol also house legislative staff in Juneau. A Department of Law review said some of the proposal’s language may be contradictory or confusing but nonetheless met the standards for certifying the application.

Allison said Zilberkant is making another trip down to the peninsula after about “a half dozen” previous trips, but this time will also be making stops at Soldotna Montessori and Sterling Elementary for matinee concerts. Zilberkant will also be treating already scheduled musicians to master classes for strings and piano lessons Saturday morning. The trio of talent complementing Zilberkant’s work will serve to add layers to the music, Allison said. Fitzpatrick’s reach spans the country, but he is currently the principal cellist of the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra. Johansen is associate concertmaster for the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra and the Arctic Chamber Orchestra, and teaches violin, viola and chamber music at her private studio in Fairbanks. Hall is also concertmaster of the Fairbanks

Symphony Orchestra and serves as conductor of the Fairbanks Youth Symphony Concert Orchestra. Hall also teaches viola and violin classes at UAF. So what masterpiece will the audience hear Saturday night? Allison said she expects three works in all — the list includes movements from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Spanish composer Joaquin Turina and Russian artist Anton Arensky. It sets up for a night that Allison hopes will dazzle the audience. “The experience I have from the other musicians is simply that I really like them,” she said. The performance will take place on Saturday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Soldotna Christ Lutheran Church. General admission is $20. $10 for students. Tickets can be purchased in advance at River City Books and Northcountry Fair in Soldotna, or at Already Read Books and Country Liquor in Kenai.

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is something that peninsula concertgoers will not want to miss out on. “We have several worldclass pianists to live in Alaska, and he’s one of them,” she said. “Eduard is really one of the top pianists I’ve heard.” As music director and conductor of the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra for 15 years and the Arctic Chamber Orchestra, Zilberkant’s reach is very much Alaskan, but his roots from the eastern United States to Europe add international flair to his work. Allison said Zilberkant’s work stands out for its chamber style and piano accompaniment. “He is really good at that,” she said. “He’s really a sensitive chamber musician, and he’s brought in pianists from all over to Fairbanks.”

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April 05, 2019 edition of the Peninsula Clarion

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April 05, 2019 edition of the Peninsula Clarion