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In the news Official: Hearings not required on tax referendum





JUNEAU (AP) — The lieutenant governor’s office is not planning public hearings on a referendum to repeal Alaska’s new oil tax because such measures do not fall under a law requiring hearings for ballot initiatives, his spokeswoman said. Some lawmakers have talked about possible legislation to include referenda under the law involving initiatives, but “at this point, that is not part of our obligation,” Michelle Toohey, a spokeswoman for Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell, said in an interview last week. A state law passed in 2010 requires the lieutenant governor or a designee to hold at least two public hearings in each of the state’s four judicial districts on initiatives slated to appear on the ballot. The hearings must include testimony by a supporter and an opponent. The first hearings under the law were held in 2012 on a ballot measure that would have re-established a coastal management program. The measure failed. The proposed repeal of the new oil tax law has qualified for the August primary ballot along with at least one initiative that would require legislative approval for a large-scale, metallic sulfide mining operation within the watershed of the Bristol Bay Fisheries Reserve and would almost certainly have bearing on the proposed Pebble Mine project.

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The new visitor center is under construction at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge headquarters area in Soldotna. Concrete walls and steel framing has gone up and the $6 million project is on schedule to be completed by the end of September. Renovation of the original visitor center to offices will bring the total cost to $10 million.

Visitor center taking shape Progress continues on Kenai National Wildlife Refuge project By DAN BALMER Peninsula Clarion

Despite an interruption from nature, construction for the new $6 million Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in Soldotna is on schedule with the completion date set for the end of September. A bald eagle nesting in the project area halted construction on the building for 45 days late last spring. Jason Hayes, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service project manager, said when the nest was abandoned in early June, refuge biologist Todd Eskelin gave the OK for work to continue. “It was a judgment call to shut down or get a permit to

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An artist’s rendering of the planned Kenai Wildlife Refuge visitor center designed by CTA Architects & Engineers.

continue,” Hayes said. “The refuge made the right call.” The site of the new visitor center, located next to the current center on Ski Hill Road, is within the 2 million-acre

Kenai Wildlife Refuge. Bald eagles are protected by the Bald Eagle Protection Act of 1940, which prohibits anyone from interfering with the eagle’s lifestyle without ob-

taining a permit issued by the Department of the Interior. Hayes said the delay cut into ground clearing prep work, which couldn’t be done until the ground thawed in June and threatened the foundation-pouring schedule with winter looming. He said they were fortunate the late arrival of winter allowed the construction crew to finish its last pour just before Thanksgiving when temperatures got down to 20 degrees. “It’s amazing how it ended up working out,” he said. “The eagles nesting didn’t impact our schedule after all.” After a two-week holiday hiatus, construction resumed See REFUGE, page A-8

JUNEAU — More than 3,300 Alaskans signed up for private health insurance during the first three months of the online marketplace, with the vast majority — 83 percent — receiving federal help in paying their premiums, government figures released Monday show. The number of sign-ups as of Dec. 28 is up sharply from the end of November, when fewer than 400 Alaskans had selected plans. Nationwide, enrollment through Dec. 28 was nearly 2.2 million. That figure includes enrollment through state-run insurance exchanges. Alaska is one of 36 states that has relied on a federally run website to provide access to individuals to shop for insurance to help meet requirements of the federal health care law. While the site is working better now, it was plagued with problems after its Oct. 1 launch. About 50 Alaskans had signed up during the first month. Individuals who wanted coverage beginning Jan. 1 faced a December enrollment deadline. The open enrollment period is currently scheduled to run through March. Figures released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Monday provided greater detail on who is See HEALTH, page A-8

Soldotna trails plan allows for new ideas By KAYLEE OSOWSKI Peninsula Clarion

After about a year of working on the City of Soldotna Recreation and Trails Master Plan, Casey Planning and Design has completed the document made up of more than 70 pages of assessments, survey results, recommendations and implementation plans. The Soldotna City Council at its Wednesday meeting adopted the plan, which will provide the city with a framework of projects and priorities resi-

dents would like to see realized in Soldotna. “It’s really exciting,” said Nancy Casey of Casey Planning and Design. The plan was close to 95 percent complete in July and the Soldotna Parks and Recreation Advisory Board reviewed the plans to bring it up to the 100 percent completion mark. “(The board) really dove into it and took it seriously,” she said. Even though the plan is complete, Andrew Carmichael, parks and recreation director,

‘It’s dynamic. Some people could say (the plan is) vague, and in some cases it will be, but that allows for … great (ideas).’ — Andrew Carmichael, Soldotna Parks and Recreation director said it allows for opportunities that “pop up” to be added to the plan. “It’s dynamic,” he said. “Some people could say (the plan is) vague, and in some cas-

es it will be, but that allows for … great (ideas).” He said the “spirit” of the plan is to get residents outside and active. Through the community

outreach phase of the plan Carmichael said the community completed about 1,000 surveys about what people would like to see developed in Soldotna’s recreation. In addition to the surveys, the department held public meetings to gather input and Casey went to meetings of various organizations to hear their ideas. “I think I was pleasantly surprised in the community support and enthusiasm that we saw everywhere we turned,” Casey said. … “Everyone saw See TRAILS, page A-8

Homer robbery suspect arrested By MICHAEL ARMSTRONG Morris News Service-Alaska Homer News

Combining some old-fashioned detective work with modern cell-phone records tracing, Homer Police at about 8 p.m. Friday arrested a Homer man they said robbed at gunpoint the Grog Shop on Dec. 26. Michael R. McClendon, 29, was taken without incident near his Main Street home. He’s charged with first-degree robbery, third-degree assault, theft of a firearm, first-degree misconduct involving weapons for felon in possession of a firearm,

and tampering with physical evidence. “The police did a great job,” said Grog Shop owner Mel Strydom. “They really worked hard at it from the beginning. Their perseverance paid off. I hope it’s a deterrent for people trying this again.” In an affidavit filed by Homer Police Sgt. Lary Kuhns, police said a masked man robbed the Grog Shop at 10:48 p.m. Dec. 26, firing a shot with a weapon into the floor when the clerk didn’t move fast enough, and took $1,100 in cash. The clerk was not physically injured. The robber then ran out of the store. Police

identified the suspect as being a man between 6 feet and 6-feet 2-inches. Police later got a break when they compared a 911 call made about 5 minutes before the robbery with audio and video recordings made at the Grog Shop. According to dispatch records, a man made a 911 call the same night saying he ran off the road near Mile 2 East End Road and that his girlfriend needed an ambulance. The man said his cell phone was dying. Police and Homer Volunteer Image courtesy Homer Police Fire Department medics went to the scene but could not find a This image taken by security cameras at the Grog Shop in car crash. Police also contacted Homer shows the robber entering the store on Dec. 26 carrying See ARREST, page A-8 what appears to be a Snakecharmer .410-caliber shotgun. C




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Volunteers return from Philippines By NICOLE KLAUSS Kodiak Daily Mirror

KODIAK (AP) — Last month, Kodiak resident Jun Belen was feeding kids at a school on the Philippine island of Leyte when he was struck by the kindness of one boy. At one of the schools where he cooked and distributed food, Belen saw a boy holding onto his plate of chicken and spaghetti, not eating it. He asked the boy why he wasn’t eating his food, and was touched by the response: “I was surprised when he said, ‘This is for my brother,’” Belen said. “I’m so

blessed to see a person, a brother like this. I’m so touched for this boy. I told him ‘It’s OK, just bring this to your brother and I will give you another piece.’” Belen recently returned from Leyte, an area struck by Typhoon Haiyan in November, to donate relief funds raised in Kodiak. With him he took around $6,000 from people in Kodiak and around $2,000 from churches in Alaska, including the Filipino Bible Church. Some of the churches helped fund his travel costs. “It was sad,” Belen said. “They said the first three days

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after the typhoon reached, they all had no food, no shelter. They said it’s like they have a coma in their hearts. They don’t like experiencing it anymore.” Belen said people were already working to repair their homes so life could return to normal. Some were working as carpenters fixing the homes of wealthier people, and others were patching their own homes. “They had houses but no roofs,” he said. “They cannot live there because it’s damaged. Some had tarps on the top of their homes.” For the most part, he observed people helping each other, but Belen was warned about driving through certain areas where crime and looting were common. “It’s dangerous to go some places because of the looting,” he said. Overall, Belen estimated he shared the money with 300-400 people, giving them

around 500 Philippine pesos, approximately $12, for food. Some of the money Belen brought with him was used to feed children. Alvin Arboleda also recently returned from the Philippines after spending time with his family in Manila, where he was able to donate the $14,400 raised in Kodiak various fundraisers. Much of the money was raised by volunteers who made and sold thousands of egg rolls. Manila was outside the affected area, so Arboleda had a completely different experience than Belen. “It was great,” he said. “We dropped it (the money) off with the foundation.” Arboleda donated the money to ABS-CBN Foundation Inc., an organization that works to make an impact in the Philippines in the areas of the environment, education, childcare and disaster management. The foundation will distribute it to affected areas.









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Around the Peninsula

Vincent Hapeman

Take-a-Break beats the winter blues

Ninilchik resident Vincent Hapeman, 69, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at his home in Ninilchik. No services will be held. Vincent was born Jan. 30, 1944 to Roy R. and Mary M. Monin Hapeman in Lancaster, N.Y. He was the father to Dixie Lee Portwood, Arroyo Grande, Calif., Laura (Jon) Walters of Plymouth, Ind., Harvey of Dallas, Texas, Travis (Samantha) of Harlingen, Texas; brother of Martin J. (Mary), Evelyn Basher, Albert L. (Barbara), Janet (Richard) Clark and the late Louise M., Roy R. Jr. (Betty Lou), Marjorie (Emil) Warmus, Laurence (Jane), Eleanor (Robert) Nash; and is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arrangements made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory. Please visit Vincent’s online guestbook at

Peninsula Take-a-Break’s annual Cabin Fever Craft Extravaganza will be held on Jan. 25 from 1-4 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. Learn a new craft project through handson demonstrations. There will be plenty of door prizes and tea and coffee will be served. For further information, please call Linda at 262-4996 or Deanna at 398-6301.

Barbara Varvara Sediakina Larson There will be a memorial service for Barbara Varvara Sediakina Larson at Heritage Place in Soldotna at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24.

Sterling Community Center offers activities


information call 283-9479.

Learn about home safety The UAF Cooperative Extension Service is starting off the New Year thinking about home safety and will be hosting Brad Nelson, of Central Emergency Services, who will deliver a lively presentation on “Fire, from Chimney Care to Smoke Alarms.” Mr. Nelson will provide information on the how, where and why of caring for the systems that keep us warm, cozy and safe. This free class is Jan. 23. Class size is limited; pre-registration is required. Call the Cooperative Extension Service at 262-5824 to register.

The Sterling Community Center now offers Co-ed Basketball on Sundays, 6-8 p.m., and Competitive-style Volleyball on Garden club discusses agriculture innovation Mondays, 7-9 p.m. for high school age and adults. The center Central Peninsula Garden Club’s January program features is located next to Sterling Elementary School.For more info, the agricultural development at historic Manley Hot Springs, call 262-7224,, or facebook by John Robert Dart, owner/manager/grower of Dart A.M. Sterling Community Center. Farms. His presentation is today at 7 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building, mile 16.5 Kalifornsky Beach Road. The event is free and open to the public. Moonlight snowshoe walks planned Membership and general club information is available at There are still spaces for the Wednesday Full Moon Snow-, on facebook, or contact Marion shoe walk at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Pre-registra- Nelson, 283-4632 or tion is required. Call Michelle at 260-2839 for more information or to sign up. The 3/4-mile walk is from 6-7:30 p.m. for Have a photogenic pet? ages 12 and up. The last full moon walk of the season will be Feb. 13. Send the Clarion a picture Pet photos run on the Pets page every Tuesday. They can be color or black and white and may include people. Limit one There will be a meeting for men affected by prostate cancer photo per household. They may be e-mailed to news@peninsuat 6 p.m. Thursday in the Redoubt room at Central Peninsula, dropped off at the Kenai office or mailed to the Hospital. Family and friends are welcome. For information Clarion at P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, 99611. A brief explanation of the photo, the pet’s and owner’s names, owner’s address and contact Jim at 260-4904. phone number must be included. Photos with an address written on the back will be returned. LeeShore class canceled For more information, call 907-335-1251. The LeeShore Center’s Changing Patterns class is canceled Submit announcements to Jan. 21. The class will resume the following week. For further

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Community Calendar





Today 9 a.m. • TOPS meets at the Kenai Senior Center for a weigh-in from 9 to 10:15 a.m., and a meeting at 10:30. Call Darlene at 907-283-3451. Noon • Alcoholics Anonymous recovery group at URS Club, 405 Overland Drive. Call 907-262-1917. • Kenai Bridge Club plays party bridge at the Kenai Senior Center. Call 907-252-9330 or 907-283-7609. 1 p.m. • National Family Caregiver Support Group meets at the Soldotna Senior Center. Call Dani at 907-262-1280. • Free Seated Zumba Gold at the Kenai Senior Center. New participants, active older adults, and chair-bound or limited mobility participants are encouraged. 5:30 p.m. • Nikiski Senior Service Area board meets at the Nikiski Senior Center, 50810 Island Lake Road. Call 907-776-7654 for more information. 6 p.m. • Weight Watchers, Woodruef Building, 155 Smith Way, Soldotna. Doors open at 5:15; joining members should arrive by 5:30; Getting Started session for newcomers at 6:30. Call 907-262-4892. 6:30 p.m. • Narcotics Anonymous Support Group at Central Peninsula Hospital, Redoubt Room, Soldotna. 7 p.m. • Lost & Found Grief Self Help Group at Christ Lutheran Church, 128 Soldotna Ave. For more information, call 907420-3979. 8 p.m. • Narcotics Anonymous Support Group “It works” at URS Club, 405 Overland Drive, Kenai. • AA North Roaders Group Step and Traditions Study at North Star Methodist Church, Mile 25.5 Kenai Spur Highway. Call 907-242-9477. • Alcoholics Anonymous Ninichik support group at United Methodist Church, 15811 Sterling Highway, Ninilchik. Call 907-567-3574. The Community Calendar lists recurring events and meetings of local organizations. To have your event listed, email organization name, day or days of meeting, time of meeting, place, and a contact phone number to

Peninsula Clarion death notice and obituary guidelines: The Peninsula Clarion strives to report the deaths of all current and former Peninsula residents. Notices should be received within three months of the death. We offer two types of death reports: Pending service/Death notices: Brief notices listing full name, age, date and place of death; and time, date and place of service. These are published at no charge. Obituaries: The Clarion charges a fee to publish obituaries. Obituaries are prepared by families, funeral homes, crematoriums, and are edited by our staff according to newspaper guidelines. Obituaries up to 300 words are charged $50, which includes a one-year online guest book memoriam to on Legacy. com. Obituaries up to 500 words are charged $100, which also includes the one-year online guest book memoriam. Tax is not included. All charges include publication of a black and white photo. Obituaries outside these guidelines are handled by the Clarion advertising department. How to submit: Funeral homes and crematoriums routinely submit completed obituaries to the newspaper. Obituaries may also be submitted directly to the Clarion, online at, or by mail to: Peninsula Clarion, P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, Alaska, 99611. Pre-payment must accompany all submissions not already handled by a funeral home or crematorium. Deadlines: Submissions for Tuesday – Friday editions must be received by 2 p.m. the previous day. Submissions for Sunday and Monday editions must be received by 3 p.m. Friday. We do not process obituaries on Saturdays or Sundays unless submitted by funeral homes or crematoriums. Obituaries are placed on a space-available basis, prioritized by dates of local services. Copyright: All death notices and obituaries become property of the Clarion and may not be republished in any format. For more information, call the Clarion at 907-283-7551.

Local money for schools to be debated FAIRBANKS (AP) — An Alaska lawmaker is proposing a change in state law that would eliminate the requirement for local dollars for public schools. North Pole Republican Rep. Tammie Wilson said the state should pick up the whole bill for K-12 education. The state already pays the full cost for school districts outside municipalities. Wilson told The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports

current law penalizes voters for forming cities or boroughs. “It is my belief that boroughs and cities are put together so if they want to have additional services that the state doesn’t provide that is OK,” she said. “But to take away state funding that they would otherwise receive is unfair.” The Ketchikan Gateway Borough is preparing a lawsuit against the state on the same issue. The borough argues the

state law violates the Alaska Constitution’s requirement for the state to provide the entirety of basic need funding to schools. Wilson’s proposal is already being opposed by the Alaska Democratic Party, which calls it another Republican-led attack on education funding. “When Republicans attack our public schools, Alaska’s economy suffers,” said Mike Wenstrup, chairman of the Alaska Democratic Party.

Wilson said her bill still requires schools to receive all of the necessary basic need funding, but that it will now all come from the state. “We’re required to adequately fund education,” she said, referencing the Alaska Constitution’s requirement for the state to provide for schools. “There’s nothing in there that says we should penalize those who have decided to set up their own governments.”

First Lady’s dress headed for Smithsonian By BRETT ZONGKER Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama’s fashion is making history again, at least for the next year, as her second inaugural gown will be displayed at the Smithsonian Institution. Before it’s stowed away for a future presidential library, Obama’s ruby-colored chiffon gown made by designer Jason Wu is being lent to the National Museum of American History for a year to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Smithsonian’s “First Ladies” exhibition. The dress will be paired with Obama’s shoes designed by Jimmy Choo and will go on display beginning Tuesday. While the Smithsonian traditionally collects each first lady’s first inaugural gown, second gowns are usually shown only in presidential libraries. This is the first time the museum has displayed a second inaugural gown. The dress was transferred to the National Archives but is being lent to the Smithsonian with the White House’s blessing. Lisa Kathleen Graddy, the Smithsonian’s curator of women’s political history, said it seemed like a nice time to start a new tradition in the everevolving “First Ladies at the Smithsonian” exhibit for those who serve two terms in the White House. “The more I started thinking about it, it’s such a long time before the presidential library is built,” she said. “There’s such interest in the dress, I thought maybe it would be interesting if

we could borrow the dress and do a special display ... so that people would get a chance to see it.” This dress drew headlines when Obama unveiled her selection one year ago. It was the second custom-made Jason Wu gown Obama had chosen, following the white gown Wu designed for the first lady when she arrived in Washington and on the fashion scene. Since then, Obama has become a trendsetter. The red gown is embellished with cut velvet that carries a unique shimmer, Graddy said. It features a cross-halter strap neckline adorned with small diamonds. “It’s certainly a change, isn’t it, from the white dress with the train,” Graddy said, recalling Obama’s first gown in the museum’s collection. “It’s this amazing, vivid red. No train. So it’s a much slimmer dress — still flowing — but a much slimmer-lined dress. It’s an incredible change of color from that beautiful sparkly white.” It’s unusual for a first lady to use the same designer twice, at least in recent decades. Wu has said it’s been the experience of his life to help dress the first lady, taking him from fashion insider to a household name since the first inauguration in 2009. Mrs. Obama also has turned to designer Thom Browne for special outfits, including her coat and dress for inauguration day in 2013. Even her outfits from J. Crew draw notice, and some of Obama’s apparel choices sell



out quickly online. For 2014, Pantone Inc.’s color of the year — orchid, a shade of purple — was introduced with a nod to the fact it’s a color Mrs. Obama often wears. Pantone sets color standards for the design industry. From time to time, the people want to copy the fashion of a first lady, Graddy said, noting Jacqueline Kennedy as an example. “People look at what she is wearing. They admire it,” she said of Obama. “I don’t think that fashion is Michelle Obama’s first priority. I think that obviously she’s interested in what she wears, and she puts a lot of thought into it — and that’s what people see and respond to is a very put-together look that they would like to emulate.” The Jimmy Choo shoes paired with Obama’s second gown had a much shorter heel, seemingly more comfortable than her heels for the first in-

augural, Graddy said. The first lady knew how long she would be on her feet for the second inaugural. The Obama gown is a centerpiece for the exhibit that examines the role of the first lady, her political and cultural significance and what she wears. Obama’s first inaugural gown will return to display in January 2015. In future years, the exhibit may evolve to show the changing role of the first lady as it changes with the presidency. “Certainly, when a woman is president, how the function that is performed by first lady, how that is filled,” she said. “It may be that in future years if a woman is president, if her husband does not fulfill this role, maybe her daughter does, maybe her mother does, maybe it’s a role that becomes professionalized.” National Museum of American History:


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Know the snow, before you go As powder piles up in the backcountry,

filling in terrain features, collecting in deep ravines and chutes, the importance of avalanche awareness cannot be overstated. Understanding and being able to recognize the warning signs, as well as gearing up properly and knowing how to use the tools, will absolutely save lives. This week, we ran a news item about the fact avalanches were immanent in backcountry areas of the Kenai and Western Chugach Mountains — four happened last Friday resulting in the death of a dog that ran down Tincan Peak. Luckily, no other injuries were reported, but those types of warnings should always be taken seriously. In Juneau, it’s not just in the backcountry. Many of us live perched on a narrow slice of land, wedged between steep mountain slopes and the ocean or valley floor, the same mountain slopes that send snow ripping down traditionallyactive chutes winter after winter. Ever wonder how Thunder Mountain got its name? Each year we get lucky — avalanche-related deaths in Juneau are rare — but luck isn’t enough when dealing with the massive forces of our natural world. Experts will agree the best way to stay safe is to stay educated, to know how to interpret the warning signs and to understand how to use the tools that have been proven to save lives. Locally, we rely on the expertise of folks like Tom Mattice, who issues a daily Urban Avalanche Forecast for the City and Borough of Juneau. We also look to ski patrollers, Department of Transportation staff and trained avalanche experts to keep places like Eaglecrest Ski Area and Thane Road safe for users. This weekend, two events will aim to educate residents on how to spot areas that may be prone to slides, how to use an avalanche beacon, probe and shovel, as well as how to travel safely in the mountains, to name just a few. Many local residents reside in Juneau because of the outdoor opportunities that abound, but enjoying those areas, especially in winter, comes with a certain level of risk. Even the Flume and Perseverance trails become perilous under specific conditions. Ask any ski patroller or avalanche expert and they’ll support that there’s an inescapable level of danger when on or near our snow-covered slopes. Yet there are tools readily available for the general public — check out the Urban Avalanche Forecast online at juneau. org/avalanche. Riding at Eaglecrest? Stop by the ski patrol office and inquire about the conditions. We urge local residents to participate in this weekend’s free training events, which happen on both Saturday and Sunday. For more information, look for the news item linked above or at It pays to know the snow, before you go. And always err on the side of caution. — Juneau Empire, Jan. 10 Editor’s note: Find Kenai Peninsula avalanche information on the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center website,


Alaska adds jobs, expects more growth The Parnell administration remains committed to growing opportunity for Alaskans. As we look ahead to 2014, our economists forecast Alaska adding 1,500 jobs — 2,400 new private sector jobs, diminished some by a decline of 900 government jobs. Alaska added more than 1,500 jobs through the first half of 2013, and Alaska is one of just a handful of states that has recovered all of the jobs lost during the recent recession. Alaska’s unemployment rate has been below the national rate for a record 61 consecutive months as of November. A recent Washington Post article claims that Alaska is the only state that lost jobs in 2013 — a claim that warrants a clarification with facts. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers used in the article are suspect because they are preliminary and have been subject to very large revisions in recent years. For example, numbers reported from that same data set in July of last year showed a loss of 3,400 jobs, but revised final numbers showed a gain of 4,300 jobs. Similarly, November 2012 numbers

Letters to the Editor Kudos to coaches who are building men with integrity “The great hope of society is individual character.” — William Ellery Channing I just wanted to thank the Clarion for the article about the KPHA team who showed “class” in the tournament in BC over Christmas Break. I also wanted to thank the coaches who have instilled a sense of pride and caring in a group of young men who represent our community. My grandson is Cody Harvey and all year long my son and daughter-in-law have told me how impressed they are with Hunter Sirios and the other coaches. They have mentioned how the coaches tell the boys to take pride in themselves and their team and show professionalism in representing themselves on and off the ice. This message has obviously been heard loud and clear by the evidence of this incident and the impact it is having on this group of young men and their families and communities. Having coached for years in the past I recognize the privilege of working with youth and the future leaders of our community and country. We have such a short time to instill positive values and integrity in our young people. I got out of coaching when I realized the winning had become more important than the player. I have been so discouraged lately with professional sports in America. Players earning ridiculous sums of money and being caught in ugly scandals that devalue not only themselves but the sport they represent. The story about the KPHA team gave me renewed hope for sports and the positive impact they can have on people. A few years back I had the privilege to speak to Joe Ehrmann, author of “Seasons of Life” and “InSideOut Coaching” and head of the “Building Men and Women for Others” organization. I share two quotes from his website about the value and potential for sports: “To transform personal practices, community values and public policies to create a society where every man, woman and child can reach his or her greatest human potential.” “Since all organized sports are directed by adults, whose own motives, morals and beliefs influence the overall experience of C


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about a dozen continue to do so. Also, because of Alaska’s low unemployment rate, our state is no longer classified as a single zone of underemployment for public construction jobs. The critical take-away on this reclassification is that it was based on the fact that Alaska has a healthy economy, and the Parnell administration continues to strongly support and encourage Alaska hire throughout the state. Alaska’s future is especially bright with the passage of the 2013 More Alaska Production Act. Already, we’re seeing new opportunities as billions of dollars in new investment on the North Slope create new jobs and increase economic activity. We expect more good news to follow, and continued growth in Alaska’s oil and gas industry. For much more detailed information on our 2014 jobs outlook, look for the January 2014 issue of Alaska Economic Trends online at Labor.Alaska.Gov.

showed growth of just 300 jobs, but those numbers were later revised to show growth of 3,100 jobs. State economists, who work closely with the BLS to produce jobs numbers and unemployment rates for Alaska, estimate that when the revisions are complete, Alaska’s job numbers will be in the plus column — and 2013 will be the state’s fourth straight year of job growth since the 2009 economic downturn. Additionally, thanks to legislation championed by Governor Sean Parnell, Alaskans will see a 22 percent reduction in unemployment insurance tax rates in 2014. Unlike Alaska, 36 states have borrowed Dianne Blumer is commissioner of the from the federal government to keep their Alaska Department of Labor and Workunemployment trust funds solvent, and force Development.

ly relevant for several reasons. The first of course is all the current sexual abuse scandals being reported not only in the military academies but also in the military services. The Department of Defense’s annual report describing the latest is due out. Secondly Representative Geran Tarr is introducing Erin Marryn’s Law to our Alaska Legislature. Marryn’s law has been enacted by 8 states and is designed to make children and adults aware of the magnitude of sexual abuse and to create a culture of respect for all people. In my opinion Alaska and the world will be a better place if this law passes our Snow removal from roads, fire much Alaska Legislature. hydrants should be priorities Hugh R. Hays Soldotna I have ideas about a lot of things which are different than others’. In our local area there was discussion about fire hydrant locations being covered with snow and not cleared as soon as possible. I happen to remember that while the plows were plowing after our big snow that the E-mail: trails to Soldotna and back were immediWrite: Fax: ately cleared, but driving back and forth, Peninsula Clarion 907-283-3299 we rarely see any use of them. One time P.O. Box 3009 Questions? Call: we saw one skier on the trail. Other times Kenai, AK 99611 907-283-7551 only three and maybe four people walking dogs. The Peninsula Clarion welcomes Having been familiar with Kenai now letters and attempts to publish all for over 40 years, and growing up in a state those received, subject to a few where snow conditions were worse than guidelines: any I have seen here, my priorities here in n All letters must include the writer’s the winter time would be, No. 1, snow rename, phone number and address. moval on the roads and streets. If the fire n Letters are limited to 500 words fighters do not have time to shovel out the and may be edited to fit available fire hydrants, then priority No. 2 would be space. Letters are run in the order arrangements to use the equipment which they are received. the city has to remove snow. Fire are the n Letters addressed specifically to worst during this the winter months. And another person will not be printed. its definitely not a time for the fire trucks to n Letters that, in the editor’s judgarrive and have to shovel snow before startment, are libelous will not be ing to control a fire. If money is the probprinted. lem, then the professionals we have elected n The editor also may exclude letshould have a meeting and take care of the ters that are untimely or irrelevant problem. to the public interest. Paul D. Morrison n Short, topical poetry should be Kenai submitted to Poet’s Corner and will not be printed on the Opinion page. n Submissions from other publicaProposed law would tions will not be printed. encourage culture of respect n Applause letters should recognize Lolita C. Baldor’s article “Culture of public-spirited service and contribudisrespect fuels academy sex assaults,” tions. Personal thank-you notes will (Clarion, Jan. 10) should be required not be published. reading for all Alaskans. It is particularevery player; every effort must be made to educate parents, coaches, league officials and school administrators on the transformative power of sports to enhance the selfconcept, self-esteem and self-efficacy of each participant.” I have resources on Joe if anyone is interested. Thanks to all the local coaches who work with our precious children. And thanks again for a positive story about local youth and the people who are making a difference in their lives. Loretta Spalding Soldotna

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Nation & World Around the World Older adults, more expensive to cover, outnumber young people in health care signups WASHINGTON — It’s an older, costlier crowd that’s signing up so far for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law, according to government figures released Monday. Enrollments are lower for the healthy, younger Americans who will be needed to keep premiums from rising. Young adults from 18 to 34 are only 24 percent of total enrollment, the administration said in its first signup figures broken down for age, gender and other details. With the website now working, the figures cover the more than 2 million Americans who had signed up for government-subsidized private insurance through the end of December in new federal and state markets. Enrolling young and healthy people is important because they generally pay more into the system than they take out, subsidizing older adults. While 24 percent is not a bad start, say independent experts, it should be closer to 40 percent to help keep premiums down. Adults ages 55-64 were the most heavily represented in the signups, accounting for 33 percent of the total. Overall, the premiums paid by people in that demographic don’t fully cover their medical expenses. Some are in the waiting room for Medicare; that coverage starts at age 65.

Supreme Court appears likely to limit president’s use of recess appointments WASHINGTON — Just back from their own long break, Supreme Court justices set out Monday to resolve a politically charged fight over when the Senate’s absence gives the president the power to make temporary appointments to high-level positions without senators’ approval. The legal battle is the outgrowth of partisan rancor over presidential appointees that has characterized Washington over the past 20 years, and especially since President Barack Obama took office in 2009. Recess appointments have divided Democrats and Republicans, with views changing depending on which party holds the White House. But during more than 90 minutes of arguments Monday, the Obama administration was hard pressed to find support for its stand in favor of recess appointments from justices named by Republicans and Democrats alike — including Obama. Justice Elena Kagan, an Obama nominee, seized on the political dispute to make the point to Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. that “congressional intransigence” to Obama nominees may not be enough to win the court fight. Kagan, Verrilli’s predecessor as Obama’s top Supreme Court lawyer, suggested that it “is the Senate’s role to determine whether they’re in recess.”

Nigerian president signs law banning gay marriage, groups, meetings





LAGOS, Nigeria — A new law in Nigeria, signed by the president without announcement, has made it illegal for gay people to even hold a meeting. The Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act also criminalizes homosexual clubs, associations and organizations, with penalties of up to 14 years in jail. The act has drawn international condemnation from countries such as the United States and Britain. Some Nigerian gays already have fled the country because of intolerance of their sexual persuasion, and more are considering leaving, if the new law is enforced, human rights activist Olumide Makanjuola said recently. Nigeria’s law is not as draconian as a Ugandan bill passed by parliament last month which would punish “aggravated” homosexual acts with life in prison. It awaits the president’s signature. But Nigeria’s law reflects a highly religious and conservative society that considers homosexuality a deviation. Nigeria is one of 38 African countries — about 70 percent of the continent — that have laws persecuting gay people, according to Amnesty International.

‘Octomom’ accused of failing to report income, charged with welfare fraud LOS ANGELES — Nadya Suleman, who gained fame as “Octomom” after giving birth to eight babies, has been charged with welfare fraud after failing to report $30,000 in earnings while she collected public assistance, authorities said Monday. Suleman, whose real name is Natalie Denise Suleman, was ordered to appear in court on Friday, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said in a statement. She was not immediately taken into custody. Suleman was charged Jan. 6 with one count of aid by misrepresentation and two counts of perjury by false application. If convicted, she could face up to five years and eight months in jail. Since their birth, the single mother has tried to support her huge family in a variety of ways, including endorsing birth control for pets, making a pornographic video, posing for semi-nude photo shoots and participating in celebrity boxing matches. Last year she spent several weeks in a rehabilitation center for what her former publicist said was anxiety, exhaustion and stress


Pilots grounded for mistake By DAVID KOENIG and JIM SALTER Associated Press

DALLAS — The pilots of a Southwest Airlines flight that mistakenly landed at the wrong Missouri airport were grounded Monday, less than a day after they touched down at a small airfield that gave them only half as much room as normal to stop the jet. Southwest Flight 4013 was traveling Sunday evening from Chicago’s Midway Airport to Branson Airport but instead landed at tiny Taney County Airport seven miles away. No one was hurt, but after the 124 passengers were let off the plane, they noticed the airliner had come dangerously close to the end of the runway, where it could have tumbled down a steep embankment if it had left the pavement. “As soon as we touched down, the pilot applied the brake very hard and very forcibly,” said Scott Schieffer, a Dallas attorney. “I was wearing a seatbelt, but I was lurched forward because of the heavy pressure of the brake. You could smell burnt rubber, a very distinct smell of burnt rubber as we were stopping.” Branson Airport has a runway that is more than 7,100 feet long — a typical size for commercial traffic. The longest runway at Taney County is only slightly more than 3,700 feet because it is designed for small

private planes. After the jet stopped, a flight attendant welcomed passengers to Branson, Schieffer said. Then, after a few moments, “the pilot came on and said, ‘Ladies and gentlemen, I’m sorry to tell you we landed at the wrong airport.’” Southwest spokesman Brandy King said it’s common for pilots to be grounded while the airline and federal aviation officials investigate. Both pilots are Southwest veterans. The captain is in his 15th year flying for the carrier. The first officer will mark 13 years in June, the airline said. At first, Schieffer said, he considered the error only an inconvenience. But once he got off the plane, someone pointed to the edge of the runway, which he estimated as about 100 feet away. “It was surreal when I realized we could have been in real danger,” he said. “And instead of an inconvenience, it could have been a real tragedy.” Mark Parent, manager of the smaller airport also known as M. Graham Clark Downtown Airport, described the distance as closer to 300 feet. He said the runway is built partly on landfill. At the end, there is a “significant drop-off,” with a ravine beneath it, then busy U.S. 65 on the other side. He said a Boeing 737 had never landed at the small airfield, which normally handles light jets, turboprops and small

AP Photo/ Scott Schieffer

In this Jan. 12, photo, passengers exit a Southwest Airlines flight that was supposed to land at Branson Airport in Branson, Mo., but instead landed at Taney County Airport, in Hollister, Mo., that only has about half as much runway. A Southwest spokesman said all 124 passengers and five crew members were safe.

aircraft for the charter, corporate and tourism markets. No one was at the airport when the Southwest flight landed. Airport employees had gone home about an hour earlier but were called back after the unexpected arrival, Parent said. The Federal Aviation Administration was investigating, but agency spokesman Tony Molinaro declined to elaborate. At the time of the landing, around 6 p.m., skies were clear, with the temperature in the 50s, said Jeff Bourk, executive director of Branson Airport. A third Southwest employee — not a pilot — was in the cockpit jumpseat, King said. That would not be unusual, since flight attendants some-

times ride along to meet another flight on which they are scheduled to work, a practice known as “deadheading.” Passengers were loaded on buses for the 7-mile trip to Branson. Southwest brought in another plane for passengers flying on to Love Field in Dallas. That flight departed around 10 p.m., Bourke said. By mid-afternoon Monday, the plane involved in the mistaken landing was airborne again after an uneventful takeoff from the county airport. About 200 people gathered to watch the takeoff and cheered loudly as the jet climbed away. It was scheduled to travel to Tulsa for fuel, then return to service.

Hunger, death in besieged Damascus area By DIAA HADID Associated Press

BEIRUT — Children, the elderly and others displaced by Syria’s civil war are starving to death in a besieged camp where women brave sniper fire to forage for food just minutes from the relative prosperity of Damascus. The dire conditions at the Yarmouk camp are a striking example of the catastrophe unfolding in rebel-held areas blockaded by the Syrian government. U.S. and Russian diplomats said Monday the warring sides are considering opening humanitarian corridors to let in aid and build confidence ahead of an international peace conference on Syria. Interviews with residents and U.N. officials, as well as photos and videos provided to The Associated Press, reveal an unfolding tragedy in the sprawling camp, where tens of thousands of Palestinian refugees and displaced Syrians are trapped under an intensifying yearlong blockade. Forty-six people have died since October of starvation, illnesses exacerbated by hunger or because they couldn’t obtain

medical aid, residents said. “There are no more people in Yarmouk, only skeletons with yellow skin,” said 27-yearold resident Umm Hassan, the mother of two toddlers. “Children are crying from hunger. The hospital has no medicine. People are just dying,” she told the AP by telephone, adding that her 3-yearold daughter and 2-year-old son were rapidly losing weight from lack of food. The dead include Isra alMasri, an emaciated toddler who passed away on Saturday swaddled in a woolen sweater, her eyes sunken, her skin darkened, her swollen tongue wedged between her lips. The child was filmed minutes before her death, slowly blinking as she was held by an unidentified woman in a video sent to the AP by a 25-year-old resident, Sami Alhamzawi. “Look at this child! Look at her!” the woman in the video shouts, thrusting the child before the camera. “What did she do to deserve this?” Other deaths suggest the extent of desperation among residents: Teenager Mazen alAsali hung himself in late December after returning home

Ford’s new F-150, built mostly of aluminum, could radically change pickup truck market DETROIT — Some call it a game-changer. Some just shake their heads. Either way, Ford’s new aluminum-clad F-150 is such a radical departure from past pickup trucks that it dominated talk at the opening of the Detroit auto show. Ford Motor Co. unveiled the 2015 F-150, whose body is 97-percent aluminum, on Monday. The lighter material shaves as much as 700 pounds off the 5,000-pound truck, a revolutionary change for a vehicle known for its heft and an industry still reliant on steel. No other vehicle on the market contains this much aluminum. “It’s a landmark moment for the full-size pickup truck,” said Jack Nerad, editorial director for Kelley Blue Book. The change is Ford’s response to small-business owners’ desire for a more fuel-efficient and nimble truck — and stricter government requirements on fuel economy. It sprang from a challenge by Ford’s CEO to move beyond the traditional design for a full-size pickup. “You’re either moving ahead and you’re improving and you’re making it more valuable and more useful to the customer or you’re not,” Chief Executive Alan Mulally told The Associated Press in a recent interview. — The Associated Press C


without food to feed his starving mother. An elderly man was beaten to death by thieves who ransacked his home, looking for food and money. Deaths have also been reported by opposition groups, activists and the United Nations. Similar casualty figures

were reported by the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which documents Syrian casualties through a network of activists on the ground. The U.N. confirmed 15 deaths, but spokesman Chris Gunness said it was impossible to know the real toll because of restricted access.


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Wrestling coach Wolfe remembered fondly By McKIBBEN JACKINSKY Morris News Service-Alaska Homer News

In the wake of Steve Wolfe’s death on Jan. 5, those he coached, inspired and competed against have eagerly shared their memories of lessons learned, opportunities given and the certainty that Wolfe always had others’ best interests at heart. “We are feeling really loved and grateful for all the kind words,” said Wolfe’s youngest daughter, Rosemary. “Everybody has been so sweet.

It makes us feel like we got to touch as many lives as our dad did.” ‘He was so genuine that Wolfe was known for giving others you never doubted for a opportunities. “I first got to know him when I was second that he wanted in junior high and decided I wanted to join the wrestling team,” said Tela what was best for you.’ O’Donnell of meeting Wolfe in the — Ian Pitzman, mid-1990s, a time when girls were 2-time state wrestling champ an oddity in the world of high school wrestling. “He was behind me 100 percent. I wasn’t a girl who wrestled. I was a wrestler who happened to be she showed up for her first practice a girl.” that her male teammates were uncomIt was evident to O’Donnell when fortable with a girl wrestler, however.

“He started out the practice by saying, ‘At the end of the day, Tela’s going to be able to throw me,’” said O’Donnell. “And at the end of practice, he had me do the move on him. … It took a potentially difficult situation and just made it great and made it positive for me and everybody.” O’Donnell went on to wrestle for the United States in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Ian Pitzman, a two-time state wrestling champ in the 1980s, also recalled the impact Wolfe had on his life. “He was so genuine that you never

doubted for a second that he wanted what was best for you,” said Pitzman. “He was a really competitive guy, but if I would get a takedown on him or some successful move, he would give it up grudgingly, but then he couldn’t be prouder of me.” Chris Perk recalled as a youngster first seeing Wolfe when Perk attended Homer High School wrestling matches “back when they won back-to-back titles in the 1980s and wanting to be part of that team that was so strong.” Perk became a two-time state placer See WOLFE, page A-7

Kenai runner earns honor

Kansas stops Iowa St. By The Associated Press

AMES, Iowa — Naadir Tharpe scored a career-high 23 points, and freshman Andrew Wiggins had 17 points and 19 rebounds for No. 15 Kansas in a 77-70 victory at No. 8 Iowa State on Monday. The Jayhawks (12-4, 3-0 Big 12) handed the Cyclones their second consecutive loss after a 14-0 start.

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Kenai Central junior Allie Ostrander has been chosen as the Gatorade Alaska Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year for the third straight year. Ostrander, with another year left on the trails, now has more girls runner of the year awards than anybody else. According to Gatorade’s website, the award has been given out since 2008. Leah Francis

No. 2 SYRACUSE 69, BOSTON COLLEGE 59 BOSTON — Trevor Cooney scored 21 points, Jerami Grant added 16 and No. 2 Syracuse fought off pesky Boston College. C.J. Fair and Tyler Ennis each had 12 points for the Orange (17-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). Grant added eight rebounds for Syracuse, one of four unbeaten teams in Division I.

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On Tap Peninsula high school sports Tuesday Hockey Soldotna at Homer, 5 p.m. Basketball Homer girls at Soldotna, 6 p.m. Homer boys at Soldotna, 7:30 p.m. Skyview girls at Seward, 6 p.m. Skyview boys at Seward, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Basketball Dillingham boys at Skyview, 5:30 p.m. Thursday Hockey Homer at Wasilla, 7 p.m. Kenai at Palmer, 7 p.m. Soldotna at Colony, 7 p.m. Basketball Kenai boys at Delta Tourney Ninilchik girls, boys at Unalakleet Championship CIA girls, boys at Tri-Valley Tournament Nikiski Tipoff Houston girls vs. Homer, 2:45 p.m. Houston boys vs. Homer, 4:15 p.m. Dillingham girls vs. Nikiski, 5:45 p.m. Dillingham boys vs. Nikiski, 7:15 p.m. Friday Hockey Homer at Palmer, 7 p.m. Kenai at Colony, 7 p.m. Soldotna at Wasilla, 4 p.m. Wrestling Kenai, Soldotna at Vandergaw at Dimond Skiing Kenai Klassic, TBA Basketball Dimond girls at Soldotna, 6 p.m. Eagle River girls at Kenai, 6:30 p.m. Newhalen girls at Nikolaevsk, 11 a.m. Nikolaevsk boys at Newhalen, 6 p.m. Kenai boys at Delta Tourney Ninilchik girls, boys at Unalakleet Championship CIA girls, boys at Tri-Valley Tournament Nikiski Tipoff Dillingham girls vs. Houston, 2:45 p.m. Dillingham boys vs. Houston, 4:15 p.m. Homer girls vs. Nikiski, 5:45 p.m. Homer boys vs. Nikiski, 7:15 p.m. Saturday Hockey Homer at Colony, Noon Kenai at Wasilla, Noon Soldotna at Palmer, 6 p.m. Wrestling Kenai at Vandergaw at Dimond Skiing Besh Cup 3 at Lookout Mountain in Homer, freestyle sprint Basketball Eagle River girls at Soldotna, 3 p.m. Bartlett boys at Soldotna, 4:30 p.m. Dimond girls at Kenai, 3 p.m. Newhalen girls at Nikolaevsk, 11 a.m. Nikolaevsk boys at Newhalen, 11 a.m. Kenai boys at Delta Tourney Ninilchik girls, boys at Unalakleet Championship CIA girls, boys at Tri-Valley Tournament Nikiski Tipoff Homer girls vs. Dillingham, Noon Homer boys vs. Dillingham, 1:30 p.m. Houston girls vs. Nikiski, 3 p.m. Houston boys vs. Nikiski, 4:30 p.m. Sunday Skiing Besh Cup 3 at Lookout Mountain in Homer, interval classic

No. 23 DUKE 69, VIRGINIA 65 DURHAM, N.C. — Rasheed Sulaimon finished with a seaAP Photo/Charlie Neibergall son-high 21 points, including Iowa State guard DeAndre Kane fights for a loose ball with Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins, left, and Naadir Tharpe, right, during the the go-ahead 3-pointer with first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday in Ames, Iowa. 18.8 seconds left, for Duke.

Kings’ Quick shuts out Vancouver By The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Jonathan Quick made 28 saves in his 27th NHL shutout, Dustin Brown scored early in the third period, and the Los Angeles Kings beat Vancouver 1-0 on Monday night for their fourth win over the Canucks this season. Brown converted on a 3-on-1 rush just 24 seconds into the final period of a fight-filled game for the Kings, and Quick was unbeatable while making his fifth consecutive start since returning from a 24-game injury absence. The U.S. Olympic goalie posted his second shutout of the season and his first since Nov. 7, a week before he severely strained his groin. Eddie Lack stopped 19 shots in his

Carolina. fourth straight start for the Canucks, stopped 25 shots. Tampa Bay had been 17-1 when leading who were shut out for the first time all JETS 5, COYOTES 1 season during their sixth loss in seven after two periods. games. WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The Winnipeg FLAMES 2, HURRICANES 0

BLUE JACKETS 3, LIGHTNING 2 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Mark Letestu redirected Jack Johnson’s shot from the point with 2:38 left, lifting Columbus past Tampa Bay. It was the Blue Jackets’ season-high fourth win in a row. Nathan Horton scored his 200th NHL goal, also on the power play, and Ryan Johansen had a goal for Columbus, which is 5-1 in the new year. Sergei Bobrovsky had 26 saves. Alex Killorn and Victor Hedman had goals for Tampa Bay, and Anders Lindback

RALEIGH, N.C. — Karri Ramo made 22 saves in his first NHL shutout, and Mikael Backlund and Sean Monahan provided the offense in Calgary’s win over Carolina. The Flames snapped a three-game losing streak and handed the Hurricanes their second straight shutout defeat. Backland scored his seventh goal of the season for the Flames, who notched their second power-play tally in 26 chances. Monahan scored his 13th goal midway through the third period to add some insurance. Ramo improved to 8-8-3 as the Flames swept the two-game season games from

Jets found the energy they have lacked for weeks and made new coach Paul Maurice a winner in his debut behind the bench by routing Phoenix. Olli Jokinen, Eric O’Dell, Blake Wheeler, Michael Frolik and Devin Setoguchi scored for the Jets (20-23-5), who held a 38-19 shots advantage. Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored for Phoenix (21-15-9), but that was the only shot that got past goalie Ondrej Pavelec. Maurice got his first cheer during the national anthem when his face showed on the scoreboard. He took over after Claude Noel was fired on Sunday, ending his 2 1/2 years as the first coach of the Jets after the franchise relocated from Atlanta.

Knicks top Suns for 5th-straight victory By The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony had 29 points and 16 rebounds, and the New York Knicks held the Phoenix Suns without a field goal in overtime to win 98-96 on Monday night for their fifth straight victory. Anthony scored four of the Knicks’ six points in the extra session, and New York allowed only four free throws while forcing the Suns to miss all seven shots. Raymond Felton added 19 points for the Knicks (15-22), who climbed into a tie with Brooklyn for eighth place in the Eastern Conference. Goran Dragic had 28 points and eight rebounds for the Suns, who dropped their third straight. Leandro Barbosa scored 21 in his best game since rejoining his old team on a 10day contract.

nal minutes, and San Antonio beat reeling New Orleans for its fifth consecutive win. Tim Duncan scored 18 points before fouling out with 6:02 to go in what turned out to be a surprisingly tense game between the Western Conference-leading Spurs and a hobbled Pelicans squad that has lost six straight since an injury to leading scorer Ryan Anderson. Manu Ginobili added 14 points, Kawhi Leonard 13 and Marco Belinelli 12 for San Antonio. Anthony Davis had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and gave New Orleans its last lead at 87-86 with 7:08 to play. Brian Roberts, starting at point guard for the injured Jrue Holiday, scored 19.

3-pointer during a nine-point run that bumped Washington’s lead to 96-82 with about 3 minutes left. Wall scored four points during that spurt and had seven assists in the game. The Wizards had dropped five of seven.


BOSTON — Dwight Howard had 32 points and 10 rebounds, and Houston sent skidding Boston to its ninth consecutive defeat. Jeremy Lin added 16 points and nine assists for the Rockets. James Harden scored 16 and Chandler Parsons added 14 after missing three games with a knee injury. Avery Bradley had 24 points for WIZARDS 102, BULLS 88 the Celtics, on their longest losing CHICAGO — John Wall and streak since dropping a franchiseNene had 19 points apiece, Trevor record 18 straight games in 2007. Ariza scored 16 and Washington snapped Chicago’s five-game win RAPTORS 116, BUCKS 94 streak. TORONTO — Kyle Lowry The Wizards led by 13 early in the fourth quarter and hung on af- scored 23 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 17 points and 10 rebounds, SPURS 101, PELICANS 95 ter the Bulls made one last push. Nene scored eight points in the and Toronto handed struggling NEW ORLEANS — Tony final period and Bradley Beal came Milwaukee its sixth straight loss. DeMar DeRozan added 19 Parker capped a 27-point outing on strong down the stretch to finwith several clutch layups in the fi- ish with 13. He hit a jumper and points and Patrick Patterson 18 as C


Toronto won for the eighth time in nine games. The Atlantic Division leaders snapped a five-game home slide against the Bucks, beating them in Toronto for the first time since Jan. 22, 2010. The Raptors won their second straight over Milwaukee after losing the previous 10 meetings. The victory gave Toronto a five-game home winning streak. At 19-17, the Raptors are two games above .500 for the first time since March 9, 2010, when they were 32-30. Ersan Ilyasova scored a seasonhigh 29 points for the Bucks, winless since beating the Lakers in Los Angeles on New Year’s Eve. The NBA’s worst team at 7-30, Milwaukee has lost 14 of 16 overall.

MAVERICKS 107, MAGIC 88 DALLAS — Monta Ellis scored 21 points, Dirk Nowitzki added 15 and Dallas extended Orlando’s longest losing streak of the season to eight games. The Mavericks won their third straight against sub-.500 teams since a blowout loss at San Antonio. Dallas now heads into a three-

game stretch against Western Conference playoff contenders starting Wednesday at the Los Angeles Clippers. Nowitzki did most of his damage in the first half with 10 points, two nights after scoring 20 in the third quarter on his way to a season-high 40 against New Orleans. Jameer Nelson scored 21 and Glen Davis added 19 points and eight rebounds for the Magic, who got swept on a swing through five Western Conference cities and lost by an average of 20 points.

JAZZ 118, NUGGETS 103 SALT LAKE CITY — Alec Burks scored a career-high 34 points and Utah ended Denver’s five-game winning streak. Derrick Favors added 19 points and 15 rebounds while Trey Burke had 18 points for the Jazz, who won for the fifth time in their last six home games. Burks was filling in for Gordon Hayward, who sat out his second consecutive game with a left hip injury. Burks scored 17 in the first half to help the Jazz run out to a 67-53 lead, their most points before halftime this season.









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of Juneau-Douglas won in 2008 and 2009, while Kenny Lake’s Kailey Wilson won in 2010 and Service’s Jenette Northey won in 2011. In three years of Alaska cross-country, Ostrander has been beaten just once — during the Class 4A state meet her freshman year when she got dizzy and was eventually disqualified for getting assistance from teammates. In addition to winning state as a junior, Ostrander also took titles at major meets like the Skyview Invitational, Palmer Invitational and Region III meet. She also went out-of-state after the season to win Oregon’s George Fox Classic.

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during his years at Homer High. At Pacific University in Oregon he was named an All-American Champion. Perk continues to wrestle competitively and just completed his 16th year coaching wrestling for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, 13 of those years at Homer High School. A graduate of Brigham Young University, with a master’s degree from Alaska Pacific University, Wolfe spent more than 30 years teaching and coaching at schools that included Homer Middle, Homer High, Voznesenka and Chapman schools. Wrestling might have been his main interest, but Wolfe also coached football and other sports. Among his long list of accomplishments are owning and operating Wolfe’s Lawns since 1978; beginning the local Popeye Wrestling Club in 1979; leading the Homer High School Mariners to state championships in 1982, 1985 and 1986; producing eight individual state champions and 32 individual place winners at Homer High; producing an individual state champion and six individual place winners at Voznesenka; producing four borough championships total for Chapman and Voznesenka middle school students and coaching Alaska’s wrestling team for the 2006, 2008 and 2010 Arctic Winter Games. He was named the 1986 National Wrestling Coach of the year; inducted into the Homer High School Hall of Fame in 1987; inducted into the Alaska State Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1988; named the Alaska State Wrestling Coach of the Year in 2010; nominated for National Wrestling Coach of the Year in 2011; and inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2013. Conrad Woodhead, principal of Chapman School, met Wolfe before Woodhead came to the Kenai Peninsula. “I coached against him when I was coaching wrestling in Shaktoolik and Unalakleet, so I was definitely aware of who he was when I came down here,” said Woodhead. The two became better acquainted when Woodhead was hired as the Anchor Point school’s head administrator, where Wolfe coached middle school wrestling and substitute taught. “I would describe him as a fierce competitor, who was definitely an advocate for all the kids he worked with,” said Woodhead. “When we get into this business, all we want to do is make a difference. From looking at his life and knowing about him, I am confident that he did that very well.” As the coordinator of Homer’s Community Recreation Program, Mike Illg saw the long reach of Wolfe’s influence. “His legacy of sharing his knowledge and passion of sports and living life reached

The award is for athletic excellence as well as academic achievement and good character. Ostrander has a 4.0 gradepoint average in the classroom. She is also the junior class treasurer, and has volunteered for the food bank and local youth sports programs. In addition, she started and continues to organize the popular Salmon Run Series, held in the summer at Tsalteshi Trails. “She never lets down, never gives anything but 110 percent, never makes excuses,” said Kenai Central assistant Maria Calvert in a released statement. “I’m confident that she will make her mark not only in the Alaska high school record books, but in college as well.” Ostrander is now a finalist for the Gatorade National Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year award. many, many kids who are now parents and teaching some of those things to the next generation,” said Illg. In spite of a demanding work and coaching schedule, Wolfe found time to write three books: “Call Me Coach: Alaska’s Greatest Wrestling Stories”; “Call Us Champions: More Alaska Wrestling Stories”; and “Call Us Olympians: Even More Alaska Wrestling Stories.” When author Marianne Schlegelmilch moved to town, she and her husband Bill hired Wolfe’s Lawns to do their yardwork. That eventually led to Schlegelmilch and Wolfe’s connection as authors. “(Homer author) Ron Hess, Steve Wolfe and I were like the three amigos, fiercely independent, wanting to sell our books and looking for our own opportunities,” said Schlegelmilch. “Steve got a tent and we stuck it up on Pioneer Avenue and tried to hit on days when tourists were coming through. … We figured if we needed exposure, we’d get out there and get some.” She recalled Wolfe’s unique sales approach. “He would say to people looking at his books, ‘My books are guaranteed to make you laugh. If you don’t laugh, I’ll give you your money back.’ As far as I know, he never had to give any money back,” said Schlegelmilch. One day, as Wolfe was driving away from Schlegelmilch’s home with a load of berry-laden branches he had trimmed, a flock of birds followed him down the street. “I wrote that scene into one of my books, showed it to him and said, ‘This is about you. Here’s where I get my inspiration,’” said Schlegelmilch, laughing. Illg is one of those who enjoyed the humor in Wolfe’s books. “I’m glad he took the effort to write down those stories,” said Illg. “I’ve read them all. They’re pretty funny, great stuff.” Perk said the unwritten stories with which Wolfe used to end each practice also left their mark. “Every day he had a story of something motivational proving that anybody could do anything, whether it was being trapped under a log and having to use superhuman powers to move it or a David-and-Goliath-type story. He ended every practice with a story that left you thinking about what you could do,” said Perk. “He was a great guy,” said Pitzman. “I loved him and I’m sure he is going to be missed.” Indeed, he is already. “He definitely was part of our community,” said O’Donnell. “I miss him.” Wolfe’s death was caused by a variant of Guillian-Barre Syndrome. A website has been developed at, where donations can be made to help with resulting medical and other expenses. Comments about Wolfe also can be written at the site:

Ronaldo gets Ballon d’Or ZURICH (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo couldn’t hide how much it meant to him, finally being voted the world’s best soccer player again. Having spent four years in the shadow of his great rival Lionel Messi, Ronaldo broke down in tears after being elected the Ballon d’Or winner for 2013 on Monday — a rare dis-

play of emotion that showed just how important it was for the Portugal winger to get his hands on the trophy again. Ronaldo first won soccer’s biggest individual prize five years ago, but then watched as Messi found a way of upstaging him each year despite consistently scoring at an unprecedented rate for Real Madrid.


Federer starts with victory Temperature tops 106 Fahrenheit during match JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer

MELBOURNE, Australia — Roger Federer kept his cool on a scorching hot second day at the Australian Open, starting his record 57th consecutive Grand Slam tournament with a straight-sets victory in his first competitive match in front of new coach Stefan Edberg. Federer was the second match on Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday, and the temperature topped 41 Celsius (106 Fahrenheit) during his 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 win over Australian wild-card entry James Duckworth. Two-time defending women’s champion Victoria Azarenka played the previous match on the center court, and said it felt “like you’re dancing in a frying pan.” Yet after her 7-6 (2), 6-2 win over No. 91-ranked Johanna Larsson of Sweden, Azarenka went back out to practice. Asked how he handled the heat, the 32-year-old Federer said: “I’m here. I’m speaking. Actually, it’s not crazy.” “It was very dry, just hot, stinging sort of sun,” he added later. “Depending on where you come from it has a bigger

effect on you, this type of heat. So it’s very personal, and it can become just a very mental thing — you just can’t accept that it’s hot.” He now owns the record for playing the most consecutive Grand Slam events, another milestone in a career that has already resulted in 17 major titles for the Swiss star. He kept the points as short as possible, and only gave No. 133-ranked Duckworth one look at a break point in the 1-hour, 46-minute match. Federer said Edberg, a childhood hero whom he hired on a part-time basis last month, practiced with him before the match. “He warmed me up .... I won!” The heat at Melbourne Park topped 42C (108F) later, and the forecast was for more high temperatures until Friday. It was even hotter in nearby Avalon, which peaked above 45C (113F). A hot, gusty breeze swirled across Melbourne Park all day, making conditions more challenging instead of cooler. The crowd for the day session was 35,571, almost 12,000 down on day one. Players draped bags of ice

over their necks and shoulders and sat under covered seats in the changeovers. They retreated into the shade at the back of the courts between points. Spectators covered their heads and shoulders with damp towels to cool off and queued in front of large electric fans blasting water at their faces. A ball kid was treated for heat stress during a morning match. Some players struggled. Canadian qualifier Frank Dancevic said he blacked out during a 7-6 (12), 6-4, 6-3 loss to No. 27 Benoit Paire of France. Dancevic had treatment in the second set but continued. He was playing on Court 6, where Polona Hercog retired after one game with an injured shoulder and where No. 13 John Isner, the only seeded American man in the draw, retired with an injured right ankle after losing the first two sets against Martin Klizan. Czech veteran Radek Stepanek retired with a sore neck in the fourth set against Blaz Kavcic, but said it wasn’t heat-related. Frenchman Stephane Robert, who got a late spot in the draw when No. 21 Philipp Kohlschreiber withdrew, beat

Slovenia’s Aljaz Bedene 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-0. No. 10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the 2008 Australian finalist, advanced along with No. 11 Milos Raonic, No. 22 Grigor Dimitrov, No. 16 Kei Nishikori — who needed five sets to beat Australian Marinko Matosevic — and No. 31 Fernando Verdasco. On the women’s side, No. 5 Agnieszka Radwanzka, No. 8 Jelena Jankovic, No. 10 Caroline Wozniacki, No. 11 Simona Halep, No. 16 Carla Suarez Navarro, No. 20 Dominika Cibulkova and American Christina McHale all advanced. Garbine Muguruza of Spain, a recent champion in Hobart, beat No. 24 Kaia Kanepi. Former No. 1-ranked Wozniacki said the court was scorching in her 6-0, 6-2 win over Lourdes Dominguez Lino, which started at 11 a.m. In her first Grand Slam match since her New Year’s Eve engagement to golfer Rory McIlroy, she did everything she could to keep cool. “Ice bags, ice towels, everything,” Wozniacki said. “I put the bottle down on the court and it started melting a little bit underneath, the plastic, so you knew it was warm.”

Scoreboard Basketball NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Toronto 19 17 New York 15 22 Brooklyn 15 22 Boston 13 26 Philadelphia 12 25 Southeast Division Miami 27 10 Atlanta 20 18 Washington 17 19 Charlotte 15 23 Orlando 10 28 Central Division Indiana 29 7 Chicago 17 19 Detroit 16 22 Cleveland 13 24 Milwaukee 7 30

Pct .528 .405 .405 .333 .324

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.730 — .526 7½ .472 9½ .395 12½ .263 17½ .806 — .472 12 .421 14 .351 16½ .189 22½

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division San Antonio 30 8 Houston 25 14 Dallas 23 16 Memphis 17 19 New Orleans 15 22 Northwest Division Portland 28 9 Oklahoma City 28 9 Denver 19 18 Minnesota 18 19 Utah 13 26 Pacific Division L.A. Clippers 26 13 Golden State 25 14 Phoenix 21 16 L.A. Lakers 14 23 Sacramento 13 22

.789 — .641 5½ .590 7½ .472 12 .405 14½ .757 .757 .514 .486 .333

— — 9 10 16

.667 .641 .568 .378 .371

— 1 4 11 11

Monday’s Games Toronto 116, Milwaukee 94 Houston 104, Boston 92 New York 98, Phoenix 96, OT Washington 102, Chicago 88 San Antonio 101, New Orleans 95 Dallas 107, Orlando 88 Utah 118, Denver 103 Tuesday’s Games Sacramento at Indiana, 3 p.m. New York at Charlotte, 3 p.m. Oklahoma City at Memphis, 4 p.m. Cleveland at L.A. Lakers, 6:30 p.m. All Times AST

The Women’s Top 25

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 12, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: Record 1. UConn (36) 17-0 2. Notre Dame 15-0 3. Duke 16-1 4. Stanford 15-1 5. Louisville 16-1 6. Maryland 14-1 7. Baylor 14-1 8. South Carolina 16-1 9. North Carolina 14-3 10. Kentucky 14-3 11. Oklahoma St. 14-1 12. Tennessee 13-3 13. Iowa St. 14-1 14. LSU 13-3 15. California 12-3 16. Penn St. 11-4 17. Florida St. 14-2 18. Nebraska 12-3 19. Arizona St. 14-2 20. NC State 15-2 21. Colorado 11-4 22. Purdue 11-4 23. Rutgers 13-2 24. Vanderbilt 14-3 25. Texas A&M 13-4

Pts Prv 900 1 841 2 828 3 811 4 736 5 723 6 696 7 647 10 571 13 540 9 539 15 522 8 453 11 404 12 330 19 302 14 301 18 246 16 230 23 183 20 179 17 172 21 101 — 96 — 95 —

Others receiving votes: West Virginia 83, Indiana 61, Gonzaga 39, Michigan St. 17, Middle Tennessee 15, Syracuse 10, Florida 9, Oklahoma 9, Iowa 8, Michigan 1, Saint Joseph’s 1, San Diego 1.

USA Today Top 25 Poll

The top 25 teams in the USA Today men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 12, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Arizona (30) 17-0 798 1 2. Syracuse (1) 16-0 766 2 3. Wisconsin 16-0 724 4 4. Michigan State (1) 15-1 718 4

5. Wichita State 17-0 666 6. Villanova 15-1 598 7. Florida 13-2 573 8. Oklahoma State 14-2 517 9. Ohio State 15-2 516 10. Iowa State 14-1 495 11. San Diego State 14-1 481 12. Kentucky 12-3 424 13. Baylor 13-2 413 14. Louisville 14-3 393 15. UMass 14-1 330 16. Iowa 14-3 297 17. Memphis 12-3 274 18. Kansas 11-4 272 19. Creighton 14-2 216 20. Duke 12-4 163 21. Pittsburgh 15-1 144 22. Colorado 14-3 103 23. Cincinnati 15-2 87 24. Gonzaga 14-3 82 25. UCLA 13-3 74

6 10 11 12 3 7 15 16 9 8 19 23 22 20 23 13 — 17 — 18 25

Others receiving votes: Saint Louis 68, Oregon 51, Missouri 43, Oklahoma 39, Kansas State 15, California 9, Michigan 9, New Mexico 9, UConn 8, George Washington 6, Harvard 6, Southern Miss. 5, Virginia 4, VCU 2, Xavier 2.

SOUTH Alabama St. 70, Ark.-Pine Bluff 61 Austin Peay 83, Morehead St. 75 Belmont 67, Murray St. 57 Bethune-Cookman 67, NC Central 52 Chattanooga 73, Appalachian St. 68, OT Coppin St. 62, SC State 49 Davidson 78, UNC-Greensboro 59 Elon 68, Georgia Southern 49 Florida A&M 55, NC A&T 51 Grambling St. 77, Alcorn St. 72 Jacksonville St. 71, SIU-Edwardsville 68 MVSU 83, Alabama A&M 77, OT Norfolk St. 57, Delaware St. 48 Savannah St. 65, Howard 49 Southern U. 69, Jackson St. 59 Tennessee Tech 64, E. Illinois 54 UT-Martin 100, SE Missouri 71 W. Carolina 54, Samford 50 Winthrop 77, Coastal Carolina 53 MIDWEST No major team scores reported. SOUTHWEST

The AP Top 25

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 12, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: Record Pts 1. Arizona (61) 17-0 1,621 2. Syracuse (4) 16-0 1,560 3. Wisconsin 16-0 1,482 4. Michigan St. 15-1 1,442 5. Wichita St. 17-0 1,300 6. Villanova 15-1 1,289 7. Florida 13-2 1,205 8. Iowa St. 14-1 1,048 9. Oklahoma St. 14-2 1,046 10. San Diego St. 14-1 1,020 11. Ohio St. 15-2 979 12. Baylor 13-2 952 13. Kentucky 12-3 912 14. Iowa 14-3 831 15. Kansas 11-4 686 16. UMass 14-1 579 17. Memphis 12-3 536 18. Louisville 14-3 525 19. Cincinnati 15-2 405 20. Creighton 14-2 329 21. Colorado 14-3 328 22. Pittsburgh 15-1 299 23. Duke 12-4 193 24. Saint Louis 15-2 148 25. Oklahoma 13-3 103 25. UCLA 13-3 103

Prv 1 2 4 5 6 8 10 9 11 13 3 7 14 20 18 19 24 12 — — 15 — 16 — — —

Others receiving votes: Missouri 42, Oregon 39, UConn 35, Kansas St. 25, Gonzaga 17, Michigan 11, California 10, Virginia 6, Louisiana Tech 5, Harvard 3, Illinois 3, New Mexico 3, Xavier 3, George Washington 2.

Men’s Scores EAST Coll. of Charleston 58, Northeastern 49 Loyola (Md.) 77, Lafayette 63 NJIT 99, CCNY 60 Syracuse 69, Boston College 59 Texas 80, West Virginia 69 SOUTH Alabama A&M 68, MVSU 59 Alabama St. 77, Ark.-Pine Bluff 64 Alcorn St. 64, Grambling St. 56 Coppin St. 75, SC State 69 Duke 69, Virginia 65 Florida A&M 76, NC A&T 66 Louisiana-Lafayette 81, Texas St. 58 NC Central 64, Bethune-Cookman 49 Norfolk St. 58, Delaware St. 56 Savannah St. 56, Howard 54 Southern U. 60, Jackson St. 36 UT-Martin 100, Tennessee St. 81 MIDWEST Kansas 77, Iowa St. 70 Youngstown St. 67, Cleveland St. 66 SOUTHWEST No major team scores reported FAR WEST N. Arizona 70, S. Utah 36

Women’s Scores EAST Bryant 88, St. Francis (Pa.) 86 Iona 73, Marist 71 LIU Brooklyn 60, CCSU 51 Monmouth (NJ) 64, Siena 49 Mount St. Mary’s 85, St. Francis (NY) 79, 2OT Robert Morris 66, Fairleigh Dickinson 51


Wagner 79, Sacred Heart 70


UConn 66, Baylor 55 FAR WEST N. Arizona 82, S. Utah 77 Oregon St. 84, Oregon 70

Hockey NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 45 29 14 2 60 129 98 Tampa Bay 46 27 15 4 58 134 112 Montreal 46 26 15 5 57 117 107 Detroit 46 20 16 10 50 118 127 Toronto 47 22 20 5 49 128 143 Ottawa 46 20 18 8 48 131 146 Florida 45 17 21 7 41 105 139 Buffalo 44 13 26 5 31 77 121 Metropolitan Division Pittsburgh 47 33 12 2 68 152 112 Washington 45 22 16 7 51 136 135 N.Y. Rangers 47 24 20 3 51 118 124 Philadelphia 46 23 19 4 50 121 129 Columbus 46 22 20 4 48 129 131 New Jersey 47 19 18 10 48 108 117 Carolina 46 19 18 9 47 111 130 N.Y. Islanders 47 18 22 7 43 130 152

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division Chicago 48 30 8 10 70 175 132 St. Louis 44 31 8 5 67 161 99 Colorado 45 28 12 5 61 132 115 Minnesota 48 25 18 5 55 118 119 Dallas 45 20 18 7 47 127 139 Nashville 47 19 21 7 45 109 141 Winnipeg 48 20 23 5 45 133 146 Pacific Division Anaheim 48 35 8 5 75 161 119 San Jose 46 28 12 6 62 148 116 Los Angeles 47 28 14 5 61 120 96 Vancouver 47 24 14 9 57 123 115 Phoenix 45 21 15 9 51 134 141 Calgary 46 16 24 6 38 103 144 Edmonton 48 15 28 5 35 126 169 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Monday’s Games Calgary 2, Carolina 0 Columbus 3, Tampa Bay 2 Winnipeg 5, Phoenix 1 Los Angeles 1, Vancouver 0 Tuesday’s Games Toronto at Boston, 3 p.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y. Rangers, 3 p.m. San Jose at Washington, 3 p.m. Philadelphia at Buffalo, 3:30 p.m. New Jersey at Montreal, 3:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Florida, 3:30 p.m. Colorado at Chicago, 4 p.m. Phoenix at St. Louis, 4 p.m. Calgary at Nashville, 4 p.m. Ottawa at Minnesota, 4 p.m. Edmonton at Dallas, 4:30 p.m. All Times AST

Tennis Australian Open Seeds

Monday At Melbourne Park Melbourne, Australia Men First Round Novak Djokovic (2), Serbia, def. Lukas Lacko, Slovakia, 6-3, 7-6 (2), 6-1. David Ferrer (3), Spain, def. Alejandro Gonzalez, Colombia, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. Tomas Berdych (7), Czech Republic, def. Aleksandr Nedovyesov, Kazakhstan, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3. Stanislas Wawrinka (8), Switzerland, def. Andrey Golubev, Kazakhstan, 6-4, 4-1, retired. Richard Gasquet (9), France, def.

David Guez, France, 7-5, 6-4, 6-1. Tommy Haas (12), Germany, lost to Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Spain, 7-5, 5-2, retired. Mikhail Youzhny (14), Russia, def. Jan-Lennard Struff, Germany, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2. Fabio Fognini (15), Italy, def. Alex Bogomolov Jr., Russia, 6-3, 6-2, retired. Tommy Robredo (17), Spain, def. Lukas Rosol, Czech Republic, 6-1, 6-7 (7), 3-6, 7-6 (5), 8-6. Kevin Anderson (19), South Africa, def. Jiri Vesely, Czech Republic, 2-6, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. Jerzy Janowicz (20), Poland, def. Jordan Thompson, Australia, 1-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-1. Ernests Gulbis (23), Latvia, def. Juan Monaco, Argentina, 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-2. Vasek Pospisil (28), Canada, def. Samuel Groth, Australia, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4. Jeremy Chardy (29), France, def. Jesse Huta Galung, Netherlands, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4. Dmitry Tursunov (30), Russia, def. Michael Russell, United States, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3. Ivan Dodig (32), Croatia, def. Ivo Karlovic, Croatia, 7-6 (8), 6-3, 7-6 (4). Women First Round Serena Williams (1), United States, def. Ashleigh Barty, Australia, 6-2, 6-1. Li Na (4), China, def. Ana Konjuh, Croatia, 6-2, 6-0. Petra Kvitova (6), Czech Republic, lost to Luksika Kumkhum, Thailand, 6-2, 1-6, 6-4. Sara Errani (7), Italy, lost to Julia Goerges, Germany, 6-3, 6-2. Angelique Kerber (9), Germany, def. Jarmila Gajdosova, Australia, 6-3, 0-6, 6-2. Roberta Vinci (12), Italy, lost to Zheng Jie, China, 6-4, 6-3. Ana Ivanovic (14), Serbia, def. Kiki Bertens, Netherlands, 6-4, 6-4. Sabine Lisicki (15), Germany, def. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, Croatia, 6-2, 6-1. Sam Stosur (17), Australia, def. Klara Zakopalova, Czech Republic, 6-3, 6-4. Kirsten Flipkens (18), Belgium, def. Laura Robson, Britain, 6-3, 6-0. Ekaterina Makarova (22), Russia, def. Venus Williams, United States, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4. Elena Vesnina (23), Russia, lost to Alison Riske, United States, 6-2, 6-2. Lucie Safarova (26), Czech Republic, def. Julia Glushko, Israel, 7-5, 3-6, 6-1. Flavia Pennetta (28), Italy, def. Alexandra Cadantu, Romania, 6-0, 6-2. Eugenie Bouchard (30), Canada, def. Tang Hao Chen, China, 7-5, 6-1. Daniela Hantuchova (31), Slovakia, def. Heather Watson, Britain, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3.

Transactions BASEBALL American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Agreed to terms with OF Dayan Viciedo on a one-year contract. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Named Steve Connelly pitching coach for Vermont (NYP). TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Named Gary Allenson manager and Randy St. Claire pitching coach for Buffalo (IL); Jeff Ware pitching coach for Vancouver (NWL); Willie Collazo pitching coach for GCL Blue Jays. National League ATLANTA BRAVES — Agreed to terms with RHP Lay Batista, RHP Yunesky Maya, LHP Atahualpa Severino, C Matt Kennelly, C Steven Lerud, INF Mat Gamel and INF Mark Hamilton on minor league contracts. MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Named Carlos Subero manager, Sandy Guerrero hitting coordinator and Nate Dine strength and conditioning specialist for Huntsville (SL); Dave Chavarria pitching coach and Reggie Williams coach for Brevard County (FSL); Elvin Nina pitching coach and Chuckie Caufield and Kenny Dominguez coaches and Mike Hoffman strength and conditioning specialist for Wisconsin (MWL); Rolando Valles pitching coach and Jason Dubois coach,

Luke Greene athletic trainer and Tim Gifford strength and conditioning coordinator for Helena (Pioneer); Al LeBoeuf coach of the Arizona League Brewers and Jeremy Reed minor league hitting coordinator. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Agreed to terms with INF Ronny Cedeno on a minor league contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Named Tom Prince manager of Bradenton (FSL), Brian Esposito manager of Jamestown (NYP), Edgar Varela Bristol (Appalachian), Dave Turgeon assistant minor league field coordinator, Frank Kremblas special assistant to player development, Larry Sutton minor league hitting coordinator, Carlo Alvarez sport performance coordinator, Hector Morales assistant coordinator of mental conditioning. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES — Recalled F Shabazz Muhammad from Iowa (NBADL). FOOTBALL National Football League BUFFALO BILLS — Fired linebackers coach Chuck Driesbach. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Signed LB Frank Beltre, C Jarrod Shaw and CB Neiko Thorpe to reserve/ future contracts. TENNESSEE TITANS — Named Ken Whisenhunt coach. Canadian Football League MONTREAL ALOUETTES — Signed S Daryl Townsend and DB Michael Carter to three-year contracts. HOCKEY National Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKS_Assigned D Nolan Yonkman to Norfolk (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS — Reassigned D Alexey Marchenko to Grand Rapids (AHL). OTTAWA SENATORS — Agreed to terms with general manager Bryan Murray on a two-year contract extension through 2016 and named him president of hockey operations. Promoted Pierre Dorion and Randy Lee to assistant general managers. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Reassigned G Cedrick Desjardins to Syracuse (AHL). TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS — Recalled F Peter Holland from Toronto (AHL). Sent F Jerry D’Amigo to Toronto (AHL). SOCCER Major League Soccer COLUMBUS CREW — Acquired the rights to D Michael Parkhurst from New England for a 2014 SuperDraft first-round pick and allocation money. LA GALAXY — Signed F Rob Friend. TORONTO FC — Signed MF Michael Bradley. National Women’s Soccer League WASHINGTON SPIRIT — Acquired F Danesha Adams from Houston Dash for F Stephanie Ochs. COLLEGE ARIZONA — Announced RB Ka’Deem Carey will enter the NFL draft. ARIZONA STATE — Announced DE-LB Carl Bradford will enter the NFL draft. ETSU — Named Scott Carter senior associate athletic director/ chief operating officer. IOWA STATE — Signed offensive coordinator Mark Mangino to a two-year contract. JACKSON STATE — Named Harold Jackson football coach. LOUISVILLE — Named Garrick McGee offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. LSU — RB Jeremy Hill announced he will enter the NFL draft. MARQUETTE — Announced men’s freshman basketball C Luke Fischer transferred from Indiana. MEMPHIS — Announced RB Brandon Hayes was been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA. NOTRE DAME — Named Brian VanGorder defensive coordinator. SOUTHERN CAL — Announced the resignation of defensive line coach Bo Davis to take a similar position at Alabama. STANFORD — Announced G David Yankey will enter the NFL draft. VIRGINIA — Named Jerome Oliver defensive line coach.



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buying insurance on the marketplace. In Alaska, 52 percent of individuals who have selected plans are female and 48 percent male. The highest percentage of individuals selecting plans fell into the age bracket of 55 to 64, at 29 percent. About 27 percent of individuals signing up were between the ages of 18 and 34. The national enrollment percentage for that age group was 24 percent. According to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation report, young adults will be cross-subsidizing older adults, and adults age 1834 represent 40 percent of the law’s target group. “Today’s enrollment numbers demonstrate that as we continue to fix the website and allow for better access, more Alaskans have been able to find affordable health care,” U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, a Democrat and the only member of Alaska’s congressional delegation who supports the health

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care law, said in a statement. “My office continues to work with Alaskans and address their concerns, but I am pleased that we are hearing more stories of enrollment successes.” Rep. Don Young said in a statement that a large portion of the law “is supported by the idea that healthy young Americans will purchase a bad product not suited for their needs.” The Republican lawmaker said the latest numbers “show us America wasn’t fooled by this Administration’s smoke and mirrors ...” U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, also a Republican, said she’s hearing from young Alaskans who are choosing the penalty for not having insurance over “a budget-busting premium.” She said in a statement that the law is falling short of delivering lower costs and better access. In Alaska, the most popular coverage option was a silver plan, which covers about 70 percent of expected medical costs; 62 percent of Alaskans chose that option. Just 1 percent selected a catastrophic plan, which is designed to protect customers from very high medical costs. Steel, Big Mike’s trucking haul and Kachemak Electric. The visitor center amenities will include: 1,800-squarefoot exhibit hall for interpretative displays, a bookstore, an 80-person capacity multipurpose educational room, a sales lobby and three offices. A moose sculpture and an artistic fish mural built into the concrete floor slab will represent the nature and history of the region, Hayes said. With more than one million annual visitors, the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge sees the most visitors in the state, Refuge Manager Andy Loranger said. The current center is 34 years old and will be renovated into offices for the 36 refuge employees, he said. Once the new building is complete, displays and other items from the current center will be moved and the old facility will be gutted. The renovation cost is $4 million and brings the entire project total to $10 million, Loranger said. The location of the new center is in the path of one of the refuge ski trails, but Loranger said the trail will be rerouted with the trailhead starting at the front entrance of the new building. Loranger said the refuge is in the beginning stages of planning for the grand opening in late September with the center serving as a hub for the refuge’s more popular events like berry foraging and full moon telescope parties. Hayes said the new center will be an incredible asset to the Kenai Peninsula community. “People will be impressed and have a wonderful experience from the time they get out of their car to the time they leave,” Hayes said. “To see the history of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge — the SIKU design team did an amazing job. It cannot compare to any other refuge.”

Jan. 6. Jim Sterling, senior project manager for SIKU Construction, said the concrete foundation and a retaining wall by the front entrance were completed by Thanksgiving. The crew is now in process of steel framing the 6,500-square-foot facility. Sterling said the roof should be complete by the end of February and work should move to the interior. Sterling said the partnership with the Fish and Wildlife Service has been very detailed oriented. “This is the coolest project I have been involved in my 25 years,” Sterling said. “It is also one of the most difficult with the complexities and intricacies and tight schedules. Fish and Wildlife wants to put a show on for the public.” The state-of-the-art facility is being built to LEED Silver environmental and energy efficiency building standards, Hayes said. The center will have solar panels, which will produce 9 percent of the building’s electricity, and a sod roof providing additional insulation and reducing heating costs. Skylights and plenty of windows will let plenty of daylight in and the ventilation system will let warm air out at night and bring in fresh air, he said. “It is not only about conservation but about creating a pleasant work environment without spending lots of money,” Hayes said. “Daylight improves the workers’ moods and the visitors’ experiences.” Another requirement to earn the LEED Silver rating is using local materials and contractors. Sterling said he brought in Peninsula Construction for all the civil work and nearly every laborer on the job site lives on the Kenai Peninsula. Reach Dan Balmer at dan. He also contracted Davis balmer@peninsulaclarion. Block and Concrete, Morgan com.

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South Peninsula Hospital, but found no records of anyone seeking emergency treatment. Kuhns wrote that police believed the 911 call had been a decoy call to draw emergency responders out of town and increase response time to the Grog Shop robbery. Comparing the 911 audio recording and the Grog Shop video and audio recording, Kuhns and Officer Smith said they believed the voices were similar. Through dispatch records, police identified the 911 cell phone number. Research revealed the number was associated with a TracFone, a brand of prepaid cell phones sometimes known as “burners” because there is no subscriber information required to purchase one. Police discovered that the suspect cell phone had been used to call a Hoquiam, Wash., phone number belonging to the McClendon family. Police found two McClendons living in Homer, including a Michael R. McClendon. Police looked up Michael R. McClendon’s Washington

driver’s license information and found it matched the Hoquiam phone number where the suspect cell phone had called. Based on a physical description on the license, police determined McClendon matched the description of the Grog Shop robber. On Jan. 10, police got a search warrant on McClendon’s cabin. During the search they found a sawed-off .22-caliber rifle and a black mask similar to that worn by the Grog Shop robber. The rifle handle had been shaped into a pistol grip and covered with black electrical tape. That rifle turned out to have been stolen from a Homer man, Robl said. While police were at the cabin, they saw McClendon walking by the driveway. Police arrested McClendon and read him his Miranda rights. McClendon confessed to the robbery, Kuhns wrote. He said he placed the 911 call as a diversion and that he had shot the rifle into the floor. The rifle police seized was the same one he used, Robl said McClendon told police. McClendon also said he threw away the clothing he wore as well as the TracFone into a dumpster. Robl said after getting the

Oil tax repeal group raises $34,000 By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press

JUNEAU — The group behind an effort to repeal Alaska’s oil tax law raised about $34,000 during the last three months of 2013. Vote Yes-Repeal the Giveaway ended the year with nearly $23,000 on hand. Contributions during the fourth quarter included $200 from Democratic state Rep. Max Gruenberg. Senate Democratic Leader Hollis French contributed $150 in refreshments for a fundraiser. For the campaign so far, the

group reported raising more than $100,000, according to its latest filing with the Alaska Public Offices Commission, which was submitted Friday. Meanwhile, an opposition group, Vote No on One, showed cumulative contributions of more than $1.6 million in a report filed Dec. 31. The vast majority of that came from the oil and gas industry. The referendum — centered on the oil tax cut the Legislature passed last year — is scheduled to appear on the August primary ballot. In other filings, Bristol Bay Forever Inc. reported rais-

Around Alaska Anchorage: fire crews fight flames at apartments ANCHORAGE — Firefighters in Anchorage have controlled a blaze in a three-story apartment building that’s part of a complex in the city’s Spenard neighborhood. The Anchorage Daily News reports two residents were standing on the roof when the first fire crews arrived late Monday afternoon but no one was hurt. Fire Capt. Robert St. Clair says one woman jumped but was OK. Firefighters quickly grabbed a ladder and helped a man to the ground. Fire department spokesman Al Tamagni says the fire at the Anchorage Sands apartments was reported by someone driving by about 4:20 p.m. Deputy Chief Jim Vignola says it was under control by about 6 p.m. The blaze started on the building’s top floor. The cause was under investigation. Vignola says the building that burned contained 16 units, eight of which were involved in the fire. The Red Cross is taking care of residents who had to evacuate.

ing about $101,000 between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31. Almost all that, $100,000, was from Robert Gillam, an opponent of the proposed Pebble Mine. Bristol Bay Forever is behind a ballot initiative that would require legislative approval for a large-scale metallic sulfide mining operation in the Bristol Bay region. The group ended the year with about $74,000 on hand. The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana, behind an effort to legalize recreational use of marijuana in Alaska, raised about $1,800 during the quarter and ended the year with about

$2,600 on hand. Alaskans for a Fair Minimum Wage, which is pursuing an increase in the state minimum wage, reported raising nearly $9,900. The group, which has received financial support from unions, ended the quarter with about $10,900 on hand and $3,000 in debts for signature gathering. A sponsor of the minimum wage proposal, Ed Flanagan, said the group plans to submit signatures this week to qualify for the August ballot. Backers of the proposed marijuana initiative submitted their signatures last week.

Shaw said the goal is to fully restore the station by summer. Cantwell is located just outside the eastern boundary of Denali National Park and about 175 miles north of Anchorage.

Bill would set aside day honoring Walter Soboleff

JUNEAU — Nov. 14 of each year would be set aside as Dr. Walter Soboleff Day in Alaska under legislation proposed in the Alaska House. Soboleff, a Tlingit elder, died in 2011 at age 102. According to a statement from the House Democratic caucus, Soboleff was the first Alaska Native to be ordained a Presbyterian minister, and the first to serve on the State Board of Education. He also was a director of Sealaska Corp. and was Grand Camp President of the Alaska Native Brotherhood. HB217 was introduced by Reps. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, D-Sitka, Peggy Wilson, R-Wrangell, Cathy Munoz, R-Juneau, and Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau, the Juneau Empire reports. Kerttula called him a moral and spiritual man who also had a great sense of humor. “I will always remember his laugh and I am proud to be part of the effort to have a special day to remember him and what he stood for,” she said. Munoz, in the statement, said Soboleff was loved and admired as a spiritual leader and teacher. “He led by example. His words, deeds, and his very presence were imbued with grace,” she said. Wasilla man cited in moose feeding The Sealaska Heritage Institute is building an arts center ANCHORAGE — Alaska State Troopers say a 47-year-old named for Soboleff in downtown Juneau. Wasilla man has been cited for feeding a moose carrots at his In recent years, the Legislature has approved setting aside property. days to honor other Alaskans, including former U.S. Sen. Ted Troopers say Paul Cocker was issued a $310 citation Sunday Stevens and former Gov. Jay Hammond. after he posted a video on Facebook of the feeding. The Anchorage Daily News says someone sent a complaint to troopers after spotting the video of Cocker luring the moose Homer plans for new public safety building in his yard and hand feeding the vegetables to the animal. HOMER — The city of Homer is planning for a new Public Cocker could not immediately be reached for comment Safety building that will house the police and fire departments Monday. and a jail. Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters says Cocker has the The Homer News reports the city council will consider creoption to appear in court. ating a Public Safety Building Committee when it meets MonEarlier this month, an Anchorage man was issued a sum- day. The committee would review and select proposals that mons to appear in court to face a misdemeanor charge of inten- have come for an architect and contractor to work together on tionally feeding multiple moose cabbage on his property. the project. Bids were due last Tuesday. Court documents have not been filed in either case. No site has been selected. The city has ranked the building, estimated to cost $15 million, as its No. 2 capital improvement project request to the LegCantwell gas station shut islature behind water storage and distribution improvements. after explosion reopens If everything falls into place, construction is anticipated to FAIRBANKS — A gasoline station near Alaska’s Denali start in 2016. National Park has reopened less than two years after it was shut down following a fire and explosion, with full renovation ex- Juneau hospital executives paid pected by summer. The gas station in Cantwell has mostly been restored, but nearly $300,000 in severance there is still cosmetic work to do, the Fairbanks Daily NewsJUNEAU — The top three executives at Bartlett Regional Miner reported. Hospital were paid a total of nearly $300,000 in severance costs The Chevron station burned on Dec. 4, 2011, after an explo- when they left at the end of last year. sion ignited two heating fuel containers near the main building. The Juneau Empire says the city-owned hospital paid its The fire burned all night and was extinguished the following former chief financial officer Ken Brough almost $141,000 in morning. severance pay, health insurance and retirement. Brough left at Four customers and a station worker were injured in the mis- the end of December after a little more than a year on the job. hap. According to separation agreements obtained by the newsNancy Shaw, one of the station’s owners, said the business paper, former hospital CEO Christine Harff left with more than officially reopened last Memorial Day weekend, but it provided $47,000 in severance pay and health insurance. nothing but fuel service for a while. The station has slowly been Human resources director Norma Adams ended her employmaking its way back to full recovery since the initial opening. ment with more than $90,000 in severance pay and health in“We need all the inside things completed,” Shaw said. surance. The station’s convenience store still lacks siding, which is Harff and Adams announced their resignations in Septemexpected to be installed in coming weeks. ber. Small refrigerators and coolers have been installed in the The three executives worked at Bartlett for about one year. convenience store, and the bathrooms have been completed. — The Associated Press

TracFone cell phone records, police quickly wrapped up the case. “There was some good, diligent paper chasing on this one,” Robl said. “There was a bit of a delay there, but we put it all together.” Police said McClendon is a convicted felon out of Washington state on multiple felony offenses for burglary and weapons violations. McClendon is in custody at Wildwood Pretrial Facility in Kenai. Strydom praised Homer Police for their work on this case as well as earlier Grog Shop thefts. “This is the third big incident I’ve had in over a year,” Strydom said. “All three perpetrators are in jail. … I’m just very thankful for the work our police department does.” Strydom said he is reviewing security procedures at the Grog Shop. If convicted of robbery, because McClendon has a prior felony conviction, he could be sentenced to a minimum of 10 years and up to 20 years if aggravators like shooting at a victim are applied.

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the benefit to the community and they were behind it. It was almost too good to be true.” Carmichael and Casey both said connectivity between trails is a major goal in the plan as well as expanding the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. “We have so many economic drivers now in this community, we need to step up on our quality of life,” Casey said. Other highlights in the plan Casey noted creating more mountain bike and single-track trails and making Karen Street Park more of a community park. The plan lays out a five-year implementation plan listing certain recommendations under each fiscal year. Carmichael said those projects will be considered for capital budget requests and the department will move forward with plans based on available funding. “It’s really important not to put this on the shelf,” Casey said.

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Grandmother deserves to know her secret great-granddaughter DEAR ABBY: My family has been keeping a secret from my grandmother. I have a 17-month-old daughter that she doesn’t know exists. I wanted to tell my grandma from the start about her great-granddaughter (her first), but I am afraid to. My family thinks that telling her will cause too much stress on her. NO one in the family takes my feelings into consideration. I think my grandmother should know she’s a greatgrandma. The problem is, I don’t know how to tell her. She’s 90 years old. I’m afraid if I say something now, it really MIGHT be too stressful for her. Also, I’m afraid that if I reveal this secret, it will start a family feud. I want a relationship with my grandma like I used to have. I cry every time I talk to her on the phone because I have to lie to her about my day-to-day life and why I can’t come to see her. I am really starting to resent my family. Please help. – SECRET MOMMY IN NEVADA DEAR SECRET MOMMY: Your grandmother wasn’t born yesterday; she’s 90. I’m sure that in her decades of living she has seen plenty of life. While she will probably be shocked that she was kept in the dark this long, I agree she should know the truth. She should also know that you love her, which is why you are telling her the news. She may or may not want to see her great-grandchild, but

the choice should be hers. DEAR ABBY: I’m in my 70s, married for 50 years. I worked outside the home for many years and earned retirement benefits. There have been many ups and downs in my life, for me personally as well as for members of my family. Of course, there have been good times, too. I feel Abigail Van Buren blessed. All my life I have been the “go-to girl” for my family as a daughter, sister, wife, mother and aunt for help or advice. I love them, but I’m tired. How do I retire my “crown” – which has been overwhelming at times – without hurting or alienating anyone? There seem to be so many problems and only one of me. Many times I have felt stretched too thin, but now my health and energy are no longer what they once were. I’m reasonably healthy, but I’m very tired. I value my Judeo/Christian belief of “doing unto others.” Am I being selfish? – GO-TO GIRL IN NEW MEXICO

DEAR GO-TO GIRL: Your mind and body are trying to tell you something important. I hope you will pay attention before your health suffers because it could if you don’t start drawing the line. There is nothing selfish or wrong about saying: “I love you, but I can’t help you. I can’t because I’m at a point in my life where I can’t handle stress like I used to.” And if the person doesn’t get it, you should repeat it. DEAR ABBY: I have a dear friend who I have been friends with for years. However, there is one thing I can’t stand about her. It’s her vulgar language. Every sentence that comes out of her mouth includes the Fword. She’s not a soft-spoken individual, so others can hear her. It embarrasses me and makes me not want to be around her in public. How can I tell her she embarrasses me when she talks that way? – SOFT-SPOKEN FRIEND DEAR FRIEND: Tell her in exactly the way you told me. It is kind, helpful and the truth. And please don’t feel bad about doing so because you’ll be doing your friend a favor.


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Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014: This year you often see others in a new light. Your ability to empathize increases, thus you understand others better. A boss or someone you answer to could act in an unexpected manner. Learn to expect spontaneity from this person. If you are single, you could find that you like the person you are dating much more than you thought possible. Try not to panic; instead, learn to enjoy this feeling. If you are attached, the two of you juggle a lot of concerns, yet you both manage to put aside your differences in order to keep your bond viable and rewarding. Your sweetie could be quite endearing this year. CANCER respects your attitude about what is appropriate. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHH Pressure’s tendrils will find their way into the best of situations. As a result, many people might act in an odd or divisive manner. If you step back and observe what is happening, you could start laughing at everything that is going on. Tonight: Happy at home. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH You might decide to head down a certain path only to discover that it is fraught with boulders. Rethink your choices. Make calls, and get feedback. Luck seems to appear just as certain issues dissolve. Tonight: Move quickly. Touch base with a loved one. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHH Be smart when handling funds. Someone could make an appeal-

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HHHH Reach out for a different perspective. Step back and take a look at the big picture. You will see matters in a new light after some reflection. Your decisions also will mirror a new and unique quality. Give yourself the luxury of choice. Tonight: Try a new type of cuisine. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH You might believe all is well under the advisement of a partner, but you will discover otherwise. A child could become quite rebellious and difficult all of a sudden. Be more in touch with what your limits are. Tonight: Go along with a loved one’s suggestion. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHH Someone might want to do things his or her way. Hand this person the reins and see what happens. Sometimes people just instinctively react to your position and determination. Let them walk in your shoes, and they will learn a lot. Tonight: Juggle different invitations. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHH Your decision to accomplish certain tasks demands focus. Some of you might want to screen your calls. Unfortunately, someone might misread your lack of availability and take it personally. Have a conversation, hopefully to cool this person down. Tonight: Head home. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH Your imagination comes to the rescue, no matter what you do or where you are. You could find it difficult to convince a loved one, friend or associate of your solution. This person might be too into the drama to let go. Don’t worry so much. Tonight: Act as if there were no tomorrow.

Do not answer this call Dear Readers: Here is a hint if someone calls you and says that he or she is with the Do Not Call Registry: HANG UP immediately! It seems that now scammers are pretending to be from the registry, calling homes and asking people to verify their personal information, or asking if they want to sign up for the registry. No one from the registry will call you – you call the registry! These folks are asking “to confirm” names, addresses and even Social Security numbers. Trust me, no one should be calling you to ask for this information. My hint: HANG UP! Once you have signed up with the registry, it permanently restricts calls from telemarketers, so you never need to renew your registration – it never expires. Call 888-382-1222 to sign up today! – Heloise P.S.: Another good hint is to never give your personal information over the phone, especially if you get a call you were not expecting asking for it. Cleaning foliage Dear Heloise: Cleaning my kitchen, I noticed all the dust and grease that had collected on my faux greenery lining the tops of my kitchen cabinets as part of the decor. I tried dusting it with a dust cloth, but the grease made the dust adhere to the leaves and impossible to remove. I was frustrated and ready to throw the foliage in the garbage when I decided, in a last attempt, to put all the pieces in the dishwasher. I secured the pieces with clips to the racks and lost a few leaves in the process, but the greenery was cleaned and able to be displayed again. – Gwen R., via email


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More treatment options for pets with cancer By ROSA SALTER RODRIGUEZ The Journal Gazette

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Mackenzie is ready to play in the snow after one of many cancer treatments. It’s the morning of Dec. 24, and Pete and Peggy Yarger have brought their 5-year-old Alaskan malamute Mackenzie for treatment at the Northeast Indiana Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital in Fort Wayne. The dog has cancer. And while a few years ago, that would have been a sad way indeed to spend the morning of Christmas Eve, today they have reason for hope. Lying on his side on a blanket, Mackenzie is getting his next-to-last chemotherapy treatment through an intravenous line in his back leg. In about 15 minutes, the session is done, and the dog, wearing a little melon-colored bandage, bounds to his feet and smothers his attendants with canine kisses. “His heart and lungs sound good. His belly seems good,” says Dr. Amy Totten, a boardcertified veterinary internist





supervising the silver-furred canine’s care. “He’s doing excellent.” Pete Yarger says that only goes to show how far things have come in just a few years. “This isn’t our first go-round with cancer,” he told The Journal Gazette, adding that a previous malamute named Buddy died of the disease. “That was awful,” he said. These days, a cancer diagnosis doesn’t automatically mean a pet must suffer or be immediately euthanized, Totten says. Although not all canine or feline cancers can be cured or treated, she says, for some pets, options include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, immunological and nutritional support and advanced pain management. Many times, the therapies can extend a quality life for pets for months or even years. For Fort Wayne pet owners, some advanced treatments are now closer to home. Fort Wayne still lacks a veterinary oncologist, Totten says, and pets needing one are usually referred to Indianapolis or Purdue University’s specialty clinic in West Lafayette. But at the facility where



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she works at 5818 Maplecrest Road, pets can have surgery to remove tumors and receive chemo. It’s the only area practice to provide those services, she says. The services are in demand. Totten says about one to three cancers are diagnosed each week, and about one quarter to one half get some treatment. Estimates are that one in four dogs, and one in two dogs over

age 10, will succumb to cancer. Although it may seem as if the cancer incidence is going up, that’s partly because pets are living longer because of more committed owners and better veterinary care, says Dr. William Chastaine of Aboite Animal Hospital in Fort Wayne. Vets also have more diagnostic means at their disposal to detect cancer, Chastaine says.



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