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Sunday, April 7, 2019 Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

Vol. 49, Issue 160

A feast for the eyes

In the news

Magnitude 4.7 earthquake hits near Southwest island AIAKTALIK — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 4.7 earthquake hit an area near an island in Southwest Alaska. The agency says the earthquake struck a spot 26 miles southwest of Aiaktalik island at 7 p.m. Saturday. The earthquake had a depth of 13 miles. The National Weather Service says there is no tsunami risk from the earthquake.

Human remains found at remote spot in Big Lake ANCHORAGE — Alaska State Troopers say human remains have been found at a remote spot in Big Lake. Troopers say positive identification of the remains was not possible because of their exposure to the elements. Troopers responded to the scene Wednesday night. The remains have been sent to the state medical examiner’s office.

Ketchikan beaches fail water quality standards KETCHIKAN — Many beaches around Ketchikan have failed to meet Alaska water quality standards for recreation and consumption. The Ketchikan Daily News reported on Friday that reports from beaches in the area over the last couple of years show the elevated presence of fecal coliform and enterococci bacteria. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation monitored the water quality at 11 beaches around Ketchikan in 2017 and 13 beaches in 2018. A report on the findings was released on Feb. 12. Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Water officials say the causes of the elevated levels of bacteria are still being assessed and will be a part of a more comprehensive report from the department later this spring.

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Show featuring local student art celebrates 30 years

School board chooses interim superintendent

By JOEY KLECKA Peninsula Clarion

By VICTORIA PETERSEN Peninsula Clarion

For 30 years, art students from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District have been setting the table and the community has feasted. The annual Visual Feast art show, featuring dozens of pieces from schools in the borough, is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2019, and kicked off a month of displays with a reception Thursday evening at the Kenai Fine Arts Center. Hosted by the Art Guild, Visual Feast combines middle school and high school displays in a variety of formats and mediums — from twoand three-dimensional works to watercolor, photography and ceramic sculpture. Soldotna High School art teacher Chris Jenness is helping to organize the show and said the event is a perfect opportunity for kids to not only show

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education has chosen John O’Brien to be the interim superintendent of schools. The pick comes as a surprise since O’Brien wasn’t included in the district’s published superintendent candidate list. Only two candidates John Pothast and Dr. Christine Ermold, who also work for the district, were slated for board interviews. After five hours of executive session, school board president Penny Vadla offered O’Brien, the current assistant superintendent of instruction, an interim position and to negotiate a contract. Communications liaison for the district, Pegge Erkeneff, said more information will be coming out in the near future. O’Brien will be taking over for Sean Dusek, who resigned earlier this year.

Art pieces are on display at the Kenai Fine Arts Center during Thursday’s opening reception of the 30th anniversary Visual Feast art show. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

off their work, but also to have a look at what others produce from their own inspiration. “It’s a chance for them to step out of their art room and see the variety that is on display,” Jen-

ness said. “And we do see a level of quality here that is phenomenal.” Jenness said that district-funded art programs on the central peninsula have helped keep the creativity flowing and keep

art classes in school. “That value in the arts allows us to keep doing this,” Jenness said. One of the longesttenured art teachers in the district Andrea Eggleston See FEAST, page A2

60 years on, peninsula Girl Scouts are going strong By VICTORIA PETERSEN Peninsula Clarion

Girl Scouts of all ages gathered for a reunion tea party last Sunday to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the central peninsula’s first troop. Rosemary Pilatti of Nikiski has been a Girl Scout since the 1960s, when she was 7 and growing up in the Midwest. Now a retired music teacher, she spends her time volunteering for the organization. In January, Pilatti and other scout leaders began realizing the peninsula’s Girl Scout troops were reaching their 60th anniversary this year. Pilatti said she thought it would See SCOUT page A7

A local Girl Scout Troop poses for a photo at the Girl Scouts 60th anniversary Reunion Tea, Sunday, in Kenai. (Photo courtesy of Rosemary Pilatti)

Goose arrival breaks record FAIRBANKS (AP) — The official arrival of the first Canada goose this year in Fairbanks was 3:51 p.m. on March 30. That is the earliest date for the arrival of the first goose, breaking the previous record of April 2, set in 2010, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported on Friday. But the record comes See GOOSE, page A3

Lawmaker wants more info on Dunleavy nominee By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press

JUNEAU — An Alaska lawmaker said Friday that he wants to hear more about why Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s pick to lead the state Department of Public Safety left former Gov. Bill Walk-

er’s administration. Rep. Zack Fields said the House State Affairs Committee, which he co-chairs, has yet to hear from former Walker chief of staff Scott Kendall about Amanda Price, whom Dunleavy tapped to be Public Safety commissioner. Price was an

adviser to Walker and for a period worked with Kendall. Fields said he’s weighing options, including a subpoena, to get Kendall to testify. Price is among the Dunleavy appointees whose position is subject to legislative confirmation. The

Legislature has yet to meet in joint session to vote on his picks. Kendall, in a letter to Fields, said he would testify without a subpoena if Price waived confidentiality. Kendall wrote that the Department of Law concluded information about

Price’s employment isn’t specifically covered by the state personnel act because of the type of position she held but he said “out of an abundance of caution” he was treating his experience and knowledge about Price as though it were. See INFO, page A2

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Board suspends agency director over rifle sticker complaint By MARK THIESSEN Associated Press

ANCHORAGE — The executive director of the Alaska human rights commission has been suspended for 15 working days without pay for complaining on social media about a “Black Rifles Matter” sticker she believed to be racist on a vehicle in the commission’s Anchorage parking lot. Commission members voted 5-2 Friday to suspend Marti Buscaglia, effective Monday. She must

send an apology letter to the truck’s owner, Brent Linegar, after the commission chairman, Brandon Nakasato, approves the wording. Buscaglia, a former newspaper publisher in Alaska and Minnesota, declined comment in an email to The Associated Press. In a Facebook message to The Associated Press, Linegar called her suspension “a slap on the wrist.” Last month, Buscaglia saw the sticker on Linegar’s vehicle and posted

a photo of it on the commission’s Facebook page asking, “In what world is this OK?” Linegar, who has a plumbing and heating business, has said the truck was his and that his company was doing repairs at the building that day. He has said that he understood the stickers to be about gun safety and “Second Amendment awareness.” In his statement to the AP, Linegar said Buscaglia should never have made those comments See RIFLE, page A3

Man found guilty in fatal shooting of Fairbanks officer FAIRBANKS — A jury has found a 31-yearold man guilty in the fatal shooting of a Fairbanks police officer. Anthony Jenkins-Alexie was convicted Thursday of first- and second-degree murder and first-degree attempted murder in the death of Sgt. Allen Brandt, the Fairbanks Daily NewsMiner reported . Authorities say JenkinsAlexie shot Brandt early on Oct. 16, 2016, when the officer responded to reports of shots fired near a hotel. Brandt died 12 days later after surgery to remove shrapnel that penetrated an

eye during the shooting. The prosecutor argued Jenkins-Alexie planned the attack as revenge for a friend who was previously shot by police. Jenkins-Alexie’s attorney contended Jenkins was too intoxicated the night of the shooting to form intent to kill Brandt. The jury began deliberations Wednesday after six days of testimony. Besides the murder charges, Jenkins-Alexie also was convicted of assault, vehicle theft, weapons misconduct and tampering with physical See FATAL, page A3

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Fairbanks chef aims to help those re-entering job market By ROBIN WOOD Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The Alaska Journal of Commerce recently announced its picks for Top 40 Under 40, among them a Fairbanks woman cooking up the job training scene in Fairbanks. Danielle Flaherty, 36, manages Stone’s Throw, a culinary training program at Bread Line Inc. The chef instructor was one of three Fairbanks residents named one of the Top 40 Under 40. Recipients are nominated for the award, and then chosen by a committee based on two main criteria: accomplishments in their field of expertise and community involvement. Stone’s Throw is a 12-

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has overseen more Visual Feast shows in her time than any other teacher and echoed Jenness’ thoughts in support of the district. “It’s a nice commentary on the talent of these kids,” Eggleston said. “We’ve been supported by the district for 30 years, and they haven’t give up on them.” Eggleston has been working in the school district for 19 years, including 16 at Skyview Middle School, and said Visual Feast holds a special place in her heart because of

This March 2019 photo shows Danielle Flaherty, 36, who manages Stone’s Throw, a culinary training program at Bread Line Inc. (Robin Wood/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner via AP)

Or, as Flaherty puts it, week culinary training program that provides ca- “Life skills through the reer development through culinary lens.” More than just kitchen technical skills, food safety training and life skills. operations, Stone’s Throw

cilities to help develop recipes appropriate for federal lunches while using Alaskan food. “My first foray into how food can really be empowering,” she recalled. Chef is not the first moniker Flaherty would bestow upon herself, saying “culinary educator” is more accurate, but she will graciously accept the title. And education is what fuels her drive. Flaherty’s dream is to provide culinary education to rural Alaska, “For school cooks or for communities looking to use food that they can grow … learn how to safely process and preserve, or working with traditional foods,” she said. Flaherty takes other opportunities to teach as well, including her popu-

how many schools submit works of art. “I equate this to something like the region basketball tournament,” Eggleston said. “Everyone comes together for it. As a teacher you get to watch them grow as an artist and watch some of the kids become unexpected artists, when they may not have believed they could be an artist.” This year’s Visual Feast housed submitted pieces of art from at least 12 different schools, including middle and high school programs in Soldotna, Kenai, Nikiski, Homer and Seward. There are nine different


teaches adults who are reentering the work force accountability, personal responsibility, attendance, punctuality and the importance of taking feedback. “When to just say ‘yes chef’ and walk away,” Flaherty explained. Flaherty grew up in Anchorage and first moved to Fairbanks to attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks, eventually receiving a culinary degree through the Community and Technical College. To follow up on her degree and utilize her passion for Alaskan agriculture, Flaherty did an internship with UAF’s Cooperative Extension Service, developing recipes for Alaska’s Farm to School program. She worked with schools and child care fa-

one photograph and one in the “open” class, the latter of which dominated one wall of the gallery with an array of ceramic tiles arranged in a jarring display of colors and textures. Holland’s sculpture piece also stood out in the middle of the room; a flowing ceramic dragon. Holland said if not for the art program in school, students would not have as many outlets to let their imaginations flow. “My art teachers are some of the best ever,”

she said. “I think a lot of them are under appreciated, because it’s important for kids to have good art teachers.” Another of those teachers is SoHi ceramics teacher Stephanie Cox, who has seen many shows in her 14 years at the school. Cox said among the hundreds of students she’s taught and the thousands of artistic creations she’s seen come through her class, it amazes her to continually see the evolution of design and trends.

“Not much has changed, but there are still pieces you never expect the kids to make,” Cox said. “We’re still here doing this, and that gives me hope.” One thing that is new is the addition of QR codes that adorn the bottom of some of the creations. To the untrained eye, the QR code — “Quick Response” code — is nothing but a jumble of black and white blocks. But train a smartphone camera on the code and it brings the listener a sound bite from the artist. Cox said a select few students prerecorded explanations to what their art means and the inspiration behind it. “We want to hear the voice behind the art,” Cox said. “We want the kids to talk about their art, appreciate it, and this is a way for them to speak back.” Kenai Central junior Kataryna Domanska said in her first year as a foreign exchange student from Ukraine, and said having the chance to practice her skills in Alaska’s school system has given her a new appreciation for Kenai’s art program. “Being able to express my feelings and views is an amazing feeling,” she said. “Building skills is great and that’s why judges appreciate it.” The show runs through the end of April.

later, her resume states. Fields pressed Price on why she left the administration and if she did so of her own volition. “I’m gonna say no,” she said, adding that she answered that way “because it was clear that it wasn’t working.” She said earlier in the hearing that she and Walker weren’t in lockstep on public safety policy, which caused a rub. She said Kendall, who was chief of staff near the end of her tenure, asked her how she thought things were going, she said not well and that she agreed when he said he and Walk-

er felt it was time to part ways. “I asked at that point if there was anything specific that he wished to discuss with me, any specific concerns. He said no,” she said. Fields asked if her departure was because she didn’t share Walker’s vision or matters of work ethic or performance. She said no one with the Walker administration ever raised such issues with her. He also asked if she’d ever passed off others’ work as her own. “To the best of my ability to answer that question, no,” she said. “I’ve never plagiarized

anything,” Price said after the meeting. “I would also point out, never, not one time, during my employment with the governor’s office was I ever addressed by the governor, by either chief of staff, by any deputy chief of staff, by any member of his staff regarding this topic or any personnel performance or work ethic-related issues, ever.” Kendall’s predecessor Jim Whitaker, and Marcia Davis, a one-time Walker deputy chief of staff, have provided testimony to lawmakers praising her appointment as commissioner.

A three-dimensional sculpture created by Soldotna senior Kennedy Holland sits on display during Thursday’s opening reception of the 30th anniversary Visual Feast art show. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)


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categories that submissions are sorted into. The list includes painting, drawing, watercolor, photography, mixed media, sculpture, sculptural ceramics, functional ceramics and an open category. Among the many artists who submitted work was SoHi senior Kennedy Holland, who said trying her hand in last year’s show spurred her to return for another go this year. Kennedy turned out three pieces in three different categories; one sculpture,

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Fields said Friday that the committee is reviewing its options for hearing from Kendall. “I think it’s important to get a perspective from the people who worked with her, including her supervisor when she departed,” Fields said. Kendall told The Associated Press he would have to comply with a subpoena if he received one. Short of that, he said he would have to sort it out internally, “because it’s my crisis of conscience between information I have and the duty I feel I owe Ms. Price about her employment circumstances.” During a Thursday confirmation hearing, Price said Kendall didn’t need her permission to speak. She encouraged lawmakers to ask her questions while they had her in front of them. During the hearing, Price was questioned about the department’s work, her background and her work for Walker. Price has not worked in law enforcement but her resume says she worked as an advocate for victims of sexual violence before joining Walker’s administration in 2015, where she was a senior adviser on crime policy and prevention. She left the administration two years

lar summer series, “Chef at the Market.” Her desire to teach in is appropriately described by Flaherty’s view that cooking is about so much more than food. “It’s about community, it’s about connection, and to share a meal together is something that brings people together.” Finding a healthy, supportive community is one of Flaherty’s tips for people going through rough patches. She teaches her job trainees “how to set goals and find people who believe in you.” And for those who want to be a better chef, Flaherty’s advice is pretty straightforward. “Don’t be afraid to fail epically.”

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Michael Andrew Sarisky December 23, 1954 - March 28, 2019

Michael Andrew Sarisky, age 64, passed away at his home in Kenai, Alaska on March 28, 2019 from natural causes. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on December 23, 1954 to Andrew and Gracia Sarisky. His early childhood was spent in Ohio. His family fulfilled a years’ long dream, moving to Alaska in 1969. Michael graduated from Dimond High School in Anchorage in 1973. He attended Denver Automotive and Diesel College in Colorado before enlisting in the Navy in 1975. After his enlistment was up he returned to Alaska, attending the University of AlaskaFairbanks for a time. He also worked in Anchorage at both Montgomery Ward’s and at Sears as a mechanic, before reenlisting in the Navy, serving until late 1989. For the next twenty years, he lived in Washington, except for returning to Alaska for a few years in the early 1990’s during which he owned a home on K-Beach Road and worked at the Kenai Kmart. Throughout his years in Washington he worked at various jobs that primarily made use of his considerable skill as a mechanic. Michael returned to Alaska permanently in the summer of 2009, nearly single-handedly building his home in Kenai. His artistry and craftsmanship, and ability to do just about anything (a true “jack of all trades”) continually amazed family and friends. While building his home, he also worked for the Kenai Walmart. He worked there from before it actually opened until he retired, just two years ago. He enjoyed fishing the Kenai River and dipping for reds. He loved nature and exploring the woods around his home. He loved keeping track of the wildlife that visited his property. He was an avid NASCAR fan. He loved to travel to racing events and amusement parks. Michael also loved listening to and following many of the bands of the 70’s and 80’s. He was a proud recent “graduate” of the “Citizen Trooper Academy.” He was comfortable calling the Kenai Police Department if he needed their help to keep his neighborhood safe. He loved his dog, Shandy, his faithful companion. Michael was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and several aunts, uncles and friends. He is survived by his sister, Paula, and her husband Charlie Carpenter of Anchorage and his sister, Karla, and her husband Paul Smith of Nikiski, Alaska. He especially loved being “Uncle Mike” to Kristin (Charlie) Krom and their children Eamon, Brennan, Callum and Ailsa of Baku, Azerbaijan, Kathryn (Sam) Taylor and their children Wesley, Asher, Finnegan and Piper of Bozeman, MT, Patrick Carpenter of Anchorage, AK and Colleen Carpenter of Pittsburgh, PA, Nathan (Ellie) Smith of Eagle River, AK and Justin Smith of Anchorage, AK. He leaves extended family in Ohio and Arizona, as well as many friends, especially Mark Watson and Rocky Lyon, both of Washington, and wonderful supportive friends, Don and Irma of Kenai. The family will hold a private service at a later date. Donations in Michael’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, to a charity honoring veterans or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Please feel free to sign the online guestbook. He is loved so much and will be dearly missed. Please sign his online guestbook at alaskanfuneral. com. Arrangements were handled by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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with an asterisk. There is only circumstantial evidence the bird was a wild migrating goose and not a domesticated goose. Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Mark Ross keeps records of the arrival of the first goose since he started at the department in 1996. Ross’ observation is used to determine the winner of a local Goosewatcher contest organized by a group of local radio stations. North Pole resident Logan Llewellyn won the prize for guessing 3:50 p.m. Ross saw the goose but didn’t get a photograph of

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evidence. A special verdict also was reached in the first-degree murder charge, finding that Brandt was a uniformed officer engaged in official law enforcement duties when he was shot. The mandatory sentence for intentionally killing a law enforcement officer is 99 years with no possibility of parole.

the bird or the names of any of the other people he was standing near — including one holding a camera. “I didn’t request a photo, which is too bad,” he said. He set the 3:51 p.m. official time based on what the people told him. Evidence that the goose was a wild goose includes the fact that Fairbanks experienced a record warm March and that other migrating birds have arrived weeks ahead of normal, including a ring-necked duck and a merlin. Although Ross didn’t see the bird land himself, he said the people he spoke with told him the bird was flying at a high elevation from the east before landing at the field, consistent with the usual migration pattern of Canada geese.

Fairbanks Police Chief Eric Jewkes told reporters the verdict was “just, right, and represented what happened.” But he noted that it was not a happy occasion. “It’s been a long process. It’s been 2 1/2 years and it’s been very difficult for the department and for everyone here,” he said. “We’re very thankful for the jury. They lived through our nightmare, and we appreciate the expense and human toll it takes on them.”

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International Fly Fishing Film Tour

Kenai Peninsula Chapter of Trout Unlimited annual fundraiser will be Saturday evening, April 27 at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center in Kenai, Alaska. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., films start at: 6:30 p.m. This sell-out event will feature a handpicked collection of fishing films, beverages from Kenai River Brewing (including a new beer brewed especially for this event), a silent auction with a lot of fishing goodies, and a night to remember! Tickets are limited and available on-line: https://www.showclix. com/event/if42019kenaiak or: events/308693573127156/.

Sterling Senior Center garage sale

There will be a multi-vendor Garage Sale at the Sterling Senior Center April 12 and 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will include a bake sale and lunch. Those interested in renting a table to sell their wares may call the center at 262-6808.

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An Evening with Mar Ka and Monica Devine

The KPC Showcase and River City Books presents will host An Evening with Alaskan authors Mar Ka, whose newly released book is “Be-hooved” and Monica Devine, whose latest book is “Water Mask” on Thursday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the McLane Commons at KPC. Mar Ka writes from the foothills of Alaska’s Chugach Mountains. As an indigenous rights attorney, she has travelled extensively throughout the state. Her poems have been published in national and international journals and anthologies, and on occasion set to music. Monica Devine is an author and artist living in Eagle River, Alaska. Among her works are five children’s books, including “Iditarod: The Greatest Win Ever and Kayak Girl.”

“Hats on Parade, Tuesday, April 30 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Show your style with your own hat. Inspirational speaker Ronna Martin, “There Is Hope.” Dinner $12. At the Solid Week of the Young Child Rock Conference Center, Mile 90.5 Sterling Highway. For Week of the Young Child will be celebrated on Saturday, reservations call Susan at 335-6789 or 440-1319. April 13 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Peninsula Center Mall Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Game in Soldotna. If you have any questions, or would like to join us last minute as a vendor contact Lauralee Peterson at 252Warden Camp 9539. Game Warden Camp will take place Saturday, May 11 Narcan kits available at Public Health from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for current 5th, 6th, 7th graders. More information: or 907-260-2851. RegHeroin overdoses are on the rise in Alaska. Narcan is an istration packets can be picked up /returned at the the Visitor easy medication you can give to someone who is overdosCenter — space is limited & preregistration is required by ing. It may save their life. Adults can get free Narcan nasal April 20 (for T-shirt order). Cost is $20 and includes lunch spray kits at the Kenai Public Health Center at 630 Barnaand a T-shirt. Investigate a wildlife forensics crime scene and cle Way, Suite A, in Kenai. For additional information call learn how to work a case, learn about wildlife management Kenai Public Health at 335-3400. Prevent dependence, get and enforcement, explore antlers, skulls and waterfowl ID. help, save a life. Practice outdoor survival and boating safety. Explore GPS/ map and compass, archery, and learn how drones are used as Red Cross open house a wildlife management tool. The American Red Cross of Alaska will be hosting an open house on April 5 from 12–4 p.m. at 450 Marathon Caregiver support meeting Rd., Floor 2 in Kenai to celebrate a new Red Cross office Soldotna Senior Center will host Caregiver Support space in Kenai! Grilled hot dogs and appetizers will be Meeting: It’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month served and Red Cross volunteers, community members, on Tuesday, April 9 at 1 p.m. We will have discussion cen- members of the media and city officials are encouraged tered around age-related issues and driving. Please join us to to attend and learn more about the Red Cross of Alaska share your experiences as a caregiver, or to support someone programs and services available on the Kenai Peninsula. who is a caregiver. For more information, please call Sharon To learn more about the American Red Cross of Alaska, or Judy at (907) 262-1280. please visit

Kenai Senior Center activities, April

—M&M Knitting group, Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25 from 1-2 p.m. —Card Making with Kimberley, Tuesday, April 9 at 1 p.m. —Egg Decorating, Monday, April 16 at 1 p.m. —“No-Host” Dinner to Rosco’s in Ninilchik, Tuesday, April 16 at 4 p.m. $7 Ride Fee —Kenai Peninsula Caregivers Group, Monday, April 16 at 1 p.m. —Birthday Lunch, Thursday, April 17, 11:30 a.m. $7 suggested donation or free if your birthday is in April and you are more than 60 years old. Easter Brunch, Friday, April 19 from 11:30-1 p.m. —Ring-a-Lings - Lunchtime entertainment, Monday, April 22 at 11:30 a.m. —Riverside Band – Lunchtime entertainment, Monday, April 29 at 11:30 a.m.

Pesticide training

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on social media. “If she wanted to simply have a conversation with me, then a note to that effect could have been left on my windshield. Instead, she saw fit to write a different type of note, put my truck on Facebook on the State page …,” he said. Commission members David Barton and Marcus Sanders voted against the sanctions. Sanders said after the meeting that he didn’t feel the punishment was severe enough and

that the head of the human rights commission should set an example. “I wanted the max,” he said, adding he would have voted for her termination. Nakasato said the board considered various options, but he declined to elaborate. The meeting, which started Monday and was continued until Friday, included about five hours of closed door sessions. Buscaglia said she removed the post amid strong reactions, writing on Facebook that the post offended many gun owners who interpreted it as the commission being against the right to own guns, which she said

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

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Lessons from a decade of war The capture of the last territory

controlled by the Islamic State on Saturday was far from a final victory over the movement, as U.S. commanders and diplomats were careful to emphasize. The jihadists retain thousands of fighters in clandestine cells scattered across Syria and Iraq, as well as affiliates in Afghanistan, Egypt, the Philippines, Libya, Burkina Faso and elsewhere. Nevertheless, the final elimination of a self-declared caliphate that once controlled a territory the size of Britain and ruled over as many as 12 million people is worth celebrating. It represents a victory not just for moderate forces in Syria and Iraq, which did most of the fighting, but for a U.S. military mission that succeeded with a light footprint and relatively low costs. The rapid advance of Islamic State forces across Iraq in the summer of 2014 forced President Barack Obama to reverse his premature withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country. But the campaign that then unfolded in Iraq and later in Syria was dramatically different from the previous, troop-heavy wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. U.S. strategy was to partner with local forces that would take the lead on the ground, including elite elements of the Iraqi army and Kurdish-led forces in northern Iraq and eastern Syria. American troops in Iraq and Syria, mostly Special Operations forces and trainers, numbered in the single-digit thousands. The biggest U.S. contribution was in air power. The United States and coalition partners carried out nearly 34,000 airstrikes between August 2014 and the end of January 2019, according to the Pentagon. That proved devastatingly effective against Islamic State forces, which had no air force and scant air defenses. By U.S. estimates, 70,000 of 100,000 Islamic State fighters were killed, many of them in airstrikes. American allies paid a heavy price, as well. The Kurdish-led alliance that fought the jihadists in Syria says 11,000 of its fighters were killed, and Iraqi security forces and militias probably lost at least as many. Large parts of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, were destroyed, as was the Syrian town of Raqqa. Pentagon figures show 1,257 civilians unintentionally killed in coalition airstrikes, a number human rights monitors say is understated. U.S. losses, in contrast, were remarkably light: Sixteen soldiers and one civilian were killed in action over the past 4½ years, and 58 other “non-hostile” fatalities were associated with the mission. As of the end of last year, the war has cost some $28.5 billion — a fraction of the more than $1.5 trillion price of the ground wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In all, the fight against the Islamic State showed that the United States is capable of leading effective foreign counterterrorism campaigns, provided it partners with local forces and focuses on supplying unique U.S. assets, such as intelligence and precision airstrikes. A second lesson is that the costs of playing such a role are far less, in the long run, than withdrawing and allowing terrorist groups to rebuild. It’s not clear whether President Trump accepts that conclusion, but the history of the past decade in the Middle East ought to be persuasive. — The Washington Post, March 25

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The Trump whack-a-mole

President Donald Trump obviously loves playing whack-a-mole. You know, like the amusement-park game where once a thingy is knocked back into a hole, another one pops up somewhere nearby. Trump is a political whack-a-mole wizard. Just as his carnival roadies tamp down one of his outrageous controversies, another one explodes. Did he go too far, though, with his guacamole whack-a-mole? To review the record on the past few moves in his never-be-bored game: Just as Donald Trump was taking a misleading and totally premature victory lap after special counsel Robert Mueller, for reasons yet unknown, decided he didn’t have enough on Trump to prosecute him, he tripped himself up by firing off another, uh, donnybrook. This time it was the health care issue that his fellow Republicans have been avoiding like the plague since they took a battering in the midterms for their constant efforts to “repeal and replace” Obamacare. But President Plague was not to be avoided. Here was Captain Trump, venturing still again where no one else in his party wanted him to go. He instructed his Justice Department to support a lawsuit before the Supreme Court that would gut the Affordable Care Act. Typically, he kept that one alive for a few days, until his horrified advisers and equally horrified supporters in Congress convinced him they’d be badly burned in the next election. More importantly to him, he’d be bad-

ly burned. You have to give credit to the guy; he blunders backward just as quickly as he does forward. Now he’s modifying his strategy, declaring on Bob Franken Twitter: “The Republicans … are developing a really great HealthCare Plan … Vote will be taken right after the Election when Republicans hold the Senate & win … back the House.” No word on what he and they will do if his right-wing majority on SCOTUS goes along with him and declares Obamacare null and void. All that happened just about the same time he moonwalked away from his budget document. It created another uproar over its cuts to Special Olympics funding. But also, about the same time, he created more bedlam with his sudden declaration that he would block the entire border with Mexico unless someone, somehow, stopped the increasing migration of desperate men, women and children who are fleeing the dangers and debilitating economic hardship of their homelands, mainly in Central America. No one is questioning the growing problem along the border. Everyone was questioning Trump’s threats to shut it down — particularly those in

the United States with business interests that rely on unfettered commerce with Mexico to prevent financial disaster. Hardest hit would be the massive import of food that is shuttled daily north of the border. This season’s avocados that normally cross into the U.S. have become symbols of the economic debacle that would occur if he really did follow through. He backed down. He usually backs down, after creating worldwide fainting spells. He’s now saying he is only warning Mexico to do something within a year, whatever it might be. Meanwhile, his attention meanders to parts unknown. This is Trump’s typical behavior; after leaders, foreign or domestic, who didn’t just fall off the avocado truck refuse his demands, he rants for a while. Then he has rant control forced on him and down goes that squabble while another rears its ugly head. The constant danger is that he also pushes himself over his bluff and does actual harm to our country. The recent government shutdown is one example. He adamantly insisted that he get millions of dollars more than the Democrats were willing to give for his wall that would foul the border region. The Democrats were just as adamant, so he meekly surrendered. So now it’s back to wreaking new havoc. It’s a dangerous game, because he always risks stepping in it — in this case, stepping in a crock of guac.

Letters to the Editor Saving Wild Salmon We use to call salmon “salmon” but now we have to specify if they are wild or hatchery salmon. Hatchery salmon is THE BIG EXPERIMENT to see if they will either save or destroy our wild salmon. The degree to which they genetically impact wild salmon will decide if they help or harm them. Currently the ADF&G does not believe hatchery salmon will harm wild salmon. Juvenile salmon hormone levels generate hatching, imprinting, smolting, feeding, size and spawning. Abnormal hormone levels result in minimum hatching, imprinting, smolting, feeding, size and spawning. Normal hormone levels result from an intact wild DNA genome. Hatchery salmon environments directly cause DNA genome degradation, which then results in abnormal salmon hormone levels. Those abnormal levels can then degrade a salmon’s migratory instincts and cause them to appear to drop off the map. This all means that hormonal changes can reset a salmon’s migratory alarm clock along with changing its navigation and imprinting instincts. Those kind of radical changes can make entire salmon run collapse or disappear at sea. Hatchery salmon need to have their genomes examined and compared to the wild salmon genome BEFORE being allowed to mix with wild salmon. Any salmon type which does not maintain the wild salmon genome standard should be classified as an “invasive hatchery

salmon” and not be allowed to reproduce with wild salmon. Currently the ADF&G has this wild salmon genome information for many locations but it lacks a desire, mandate or funding to enforce such a standard on hatchery salmon. It took nature thousands of years allowing only the strongest to survive to produce today’s wild salmon. Hatcheries work to destroy that strength by allowing the weakest to survive and thereby corrupting that strength. Each hatchery salmon that enters the environment helps dilute wild salmon genetic strength by reproducing with wild salmon. Make no mistake this “long-term genetic corruption” is plainly being allowed by the ADF&G so humans can “short-term profit” from the marketing of weak salmon. If the ADF&G continues to ignore invasive hatchery salmon, and does not enforce a wild salmon genome standard on them, there eventually won’t be any wild salmon left to save. — Donald Johnson, Soldotna

Rethink the LNG pipeline Forget that $55 billion pipeline to get LNG from Prudhoe. All we need to do is let that Japanese consortium or oil companies build a liquefaction plant at Prudoe. They already have LNG tankers and barges to carry gas from Prudhoe around the coast to Naknek on the Bristol Bay side of the Alaska Peninsula. The a 115-mile road would need to be built form Naknek headed

toward Lake Illiamna and going to McNeil Cove on the Cook Inlet side. The road on land managed by BLM wouldn’t be difficult to build, crosses only one river, wouldn’t exceed 600 feet and isn’t park land. Eventually a pipeline could be built when we can afford it right alongside the road, but for now gas cold be trucked from Naknek to McNeil Cove in semi-trailers capable of holding up to 13,000 gallons of LNG. The Alaska Railroad is now certified to ship LNG, so maybe a railroad could move gas from Naknek to McNeil Cove, whichever is most economical. Shipping gas right from Prudhoe could benefit many towns along the coast, with the Gas Storage Act that passed a few years ago, 95% of Alaskans could be using natural gas from Prudhoe. This road could also decrease shipping costs to the whole west coast of Alaska, promote tourism, promote recreational sport fishing opportunities to Lake Illiamna. Someday ferry service could go from Homer to McNeil Cove and maybe from Naknek to Nome or Utquigvik and Pebble’s ore could be shipped out without harming Bristol Bay. If we don’t do something soon, beside just dreaming of a pipeline we can’t afford and the Inlet runs out of gas, our electric rates as well as our natural gas will skyrocket in cost. Isn’t this road more practical than the Ambler road, the Juneau road, the Susitna dam or the Knik Arm bridge? — Brother Tom Patmor, Clam Gulch


Trump struggles with border issue

ROANOKE, Va. — Tree-sitters protesting the construction of a natural gas pipeline in Virginia have been at it now for more than 200 days. The Roanoke Times reported Thursday that two people have continually occupied tree stands since early September. They’re sitting where construction is planned for the Mountain Valley Pipeline in western Virginia near the West Virginia border. The tree-sitting protesters replace each other over time. A group that has helped organize the effort is Appalachians Against Pipelines. It says the protest is now the longest active blockade of a natural gas pipeline on the East Coast. Attorneys for the pipeline have filed requests in federal court to be able to remove the protesters. A federal judge is yet to rule on the request.

Fire destroys Underground Railroad stop President Donald Trump speaks as he visits a new section of the border wall with Mexico in Calexico, Calif., Friday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The first move was made Thursday, when the White House unexpectedly pulled back the nomination of Ron Vitiello to permanently lead U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, where he had been acting director. The abrupt reversal was encouraged by top Trump policy adviser Stephen Miller and seen by some as part of a larger

effort to bring on aides who share Miller’s hard-line immigration views. “We may go a different way. We may have to go a very tough way,” Trump said in an interview with “Fox & Friends Weekend” that aired Saturday. An empowered Miller is also eyeing the removal of Lee Francis Cissna, director

of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which runs the legal immigration system, according to two people who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss internal staffing matters. The White House did not respond to questions Friday about whether Trump was on board with that plan.

Judge again halts high-capacity magazine sales By DON THOMPSON Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal judge on Friday halted sales of high-capacity ammunition magazines in California, giving state officials a chance to appeal his order last week that allowed their sale for the first time in nearly 20 years. U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez barred further sales until the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals considers whether to reinstate the state's

Around the Nation Tree-sitters have been protesting pipeline for 200-plus days

By JILL COLVIN and COLLEEN LONG Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Tensions are rising, fingers are pointing and the search for solutions is becoming increasingly fraught. Overwhelmed by an influx of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border that is taxing the immigration system, President Donald Trump is grasping for something — anything — to stem the tide. Trump, who campaigned on a promise to secure the border, has thrown virtually every option his aides have been able to think of at the problem, to little avail. He has sent out the military, signed an emergency declaration to fund a border wall and threatened to completely seal the southern border. On Thursday he added a new threat, warning of hefty tariffs on cars made in Mexico if the country doesn’t abide by his demands. Now, with the encouragement of an influential aide and with his re-election campaign on the horizon, Trump is looking at personnel changes as he tries to shift blame elsewhere.

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ban on magazines holding more than 10 bullets. But the judge said those who bought the extended magazines since his initial order a week ago may keep them without fear of being prosecuted while the appeal proceeds. Hundreds of thousands of gun owners may have bought the magazines since Benitez threw out the state's ban last week as infringing on their Second Amendment right to bear arms, said Chuck Michel, an attorney for the Na-

tional Rifle Association and the California Rifle & Pistol Association who filed the lawsuit that led to the ruling. Under Benitez's order, no one in California is permitted to manufacture, import, buy or sell large-capacity magazines as of 5 p.m. Friday. California has prohibited such magazines since 2000, though people who had the magazines before then were allowed to keep them. Benitez last week threw out both the 2000 law and a

2016 law and ballot measure banning possession even by those who had owned them legally. "All the people who bought the magazines in the last week are protected from prosecution, but any further purchase of these magazines is illegal for the moment," Michel said. "There was 20 years of pent up demand for these self-defense tools, and several hundred thousand people bought them in the last week, maybe more than several hundred thousand."

CANTON, Ohio — A fire has destroyed an historic Ohio inn that served as a stop on the Underground Railroad used by slaves to escape to Canada. The three-story brick Old Stagecoach Inn in North Georgetown in northeastern Ohio was built in 1822. North Georgetown Fire Chief Ed Reidenbach told the Canton Repository firefighters found heavy smoke when they arrived not long after the restaurant closed Thursday night. The State Fire Marshal is investigating. Reidenbach says at a tunnel ran beneath the road from the building to a similar structure that no longer stands. The building was a stagecoach stop between Pittsburgh and Massillon. The inn is about 68 miles southeast of downtown Cleveland.

Bike-riding face slasher charged LOS ANGELES — A man who rode around on a bicycle with a knife and slashed the faces and necks of nine people in Los Angeles has been charged with multiple felonies. The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office says Friday that Lenrey Briones faces seven counts of aggravated mayhem, two counts of attempted aggravated mayhem and one count of attempted second-degree robbery. It’s not known if the 19-year-old has an attorney. Investigators say Briones left his victims, including a 13-year-old, with slashing wounds. One victim required 20 stitches. Stefany Coboz told KNBC-TV she received a deep gash under her ear, and the attacker turned and laughed as he rode away. Prosecutors say in one instance, he tried to take a victim’s purse. He could face life in prison if convicted on all counts. — Associated Press

Trump attorney: IRS cannot legally release tax returns By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press

WASHINGTON — An attorney representing President Donald Trump says a congressional request for Trump’s tax returns “would set a dangerous precedent” if granted and that the IRS cannot legally divulge the information. Democratic Rep. Richard Neal of Massachusetts, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, has asked the IRS to provide six years of Trump’s personal tax returns and the returns for some of his businesses. Democrats are seeking information about Trump’s financial dealings and potential conflicts of in-

terest. But William Consovoy, whose firm was retained by Trump to represent him on the matter, said in a letter Friday to the Department of Treasury’s general counsel that the tax code zealously guards taxpayer privacy. He said requests for tax returns “must have a legitimate legislative purpose.” Consovoy said that Neal’s request for Trump’s tax information is to damage him politically. “His request is a transparent effort by one political party to harass an official from the other party because they dislike his politics and speech,” Consovoy said. Neal requested Trump’s

personal and business returns in a letter to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig. He asked for returns covering 2013 through 2018. He also asked for the documents in seven days, setting an April 10 deadline. Trump declined to provide his tax information as a candidate and as president, something party nominees have traditionally done in the name of the transparency. But Trump has said he won’t release the information because he is under audit, something he reiterated again Friday while visiting the U.S-Mexico border. “I’m under audit. When you’re under audit you don’t do it,” Trump said.

IRS officials have said taxpayers under audit are free to release their returns. Trump claimed at a news conference following his election in November 2018 that the filings are too complex for people to understand. Consovoy outlined his concerns in a four-page letter to the Treasury Department. The IRS is a part of that department. He asked that the IRS also consult with the Justice Department before releasing any tax information, saying “caution and deliberation are essential to ensure that the Treasury Department does not erode the constitutional separation of powers or the tax code’s core purpose of protecting taxpayer privacy.”

Today in History Today is Sunday, April 7, the 97th day of 2019. There are 268 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 7, 1927, the image and voice of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover were transmitted live from Washington to New York in the first successful long-distance demonstration of television. On this date: In 1798, the Mississippi Territory was created by an act of Congress, with Natchez as the capital. In 1862, Union forces led by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant defeated the Confederates at the Battle of Shiloh in Tennessee. In 1915, jazz singer-songwriter Billie Holiday, also known as “Lady Day,” was born in Philadelphia. In 1953, the U.N. General Assembly ratified Dag Hammarskjold (dahg HAWM’-ahr-shoold) of Sweden as the new secretary-general, succeeding Trygve Lie (TRIHG’-vuh lee) of Norway. In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower held a news conference in which he spoke of the importance of containing the spread of communism in Indochina, saying, “You have a row of dominoes set up, you knock over the first one, and what will happen to the last one is the certainty that it will go over very quickly.” (This became known as the “domino theory,” although Eisenhower did not use that term.) In 1959, a referendum in Oklahoma repealed the state’s ban on alcoholic beverages. In 1962, nearly 1,200 Cuban exiles tried by Cuba for their roles in the failed Bay of Pigs invasion were convicted of treason. In 1966, the U.S. Navy recovered a hydrogen bomb that the U.S. Air Force had lost in the Mediterranean Sea off Spain following a B-52 crash. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter announced he was deferring development of the neutron bomb, a high-radiation weapon. In 1983, space shuttle astronauts Story Musgrave and Don Peterson went on the first U.S. spacewalk in almost a decade as they worked in the open cargo bay of Challenger for nearly four hours. In 1994, civil war erupted in Rwanda, a day after a mysterious plane crash claimed the lives of the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi; in the months that followed, hundreds of thousands of minority Tutsi and Hutu moderates were slaughtered by Hutu extremists. In 2008, anti-China protesters disrupted the Olympic torch relay in Paris, at times forcing Chinese organizers to put out the flame and take the torch onto a bus to secure it. Kansas won the NCAA championship, defeating Memphis 75-68 in overtime. Ten years ago: President Barack Obama capped his eight-day European trip by addressing college students in Istanbul, Turkey; he then made an unannounced trip to Baghdad, where he visited with U.S. troops and Iraqi officials. Vermont became the fourth state (after Connecticut, Massachusetts and Iowa) to legalize same-sex marriage. Three members of the Congressional Black Caucus met with former Cuban President Fidel Castro in Havana. Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori was sentenced to 25 years in prison by a Lima court for death squad killings and kidnappings during his struggle against Shining Path insurgents. Five years ago: Pro-Russian activists barricaded inside government buildings in eastern Ukraine proclaimed their regions to be independent and called for a referendum on seceding from Ukraine, an echo of events that had led to Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Alonzo Mourning, a seven-time NBA All-Star, and NCAA championship-winning coaches Nolan Richardson and Gary Williams were voted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Connecticut won its second NCAA men’s title in four years, beating Kentucky 60-54 in the championship game. Model and media personality Peaches Geldof was found dead at her home in Wrotham, Kent, England, at age 25. One year ago: Opposition activists and local rescuers said at least 40 people were killed in a suspected poison gas attack on the last remaining foothold for the Syrian opposition in the eastern suburbs of Damascus. Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was taken into police custody after a showdown with his own supporters, who tried to keep him from surrendering to face prison time for a corruption conviction. Today’s Birthdays: Media commentator Hodding Carter III is 84. Country singer Bobby Bare is 84. Rhythm-and-blues singer Charlie Thomas (The Drifters) is 82. Former California Gov. Jerry Brown is 81. Movie director Francis Ford Coppola is 80. Actress Roberta Shore is 76. Singer Patricia Bennett (The Chiffons) is 72. Singer John Oates is 71. Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is 70. Singer Janis Ian is 68. Country musician John Dittrich is 68. Actor Jackie Chan is 65. College and Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett is 65. Actor Russell Crowe is 55. Christian/jazz singer Mark Kibble (Take 6) is 55. Actor Bill Bellamy is 54. Rock musician Dave “Yorkie” Palmer (Space) is 54. Rock musician Charlie Hall (The War on Drugs) is 45. Former football player-turned-analyst Tiki Barber is 44. Actress Heather Burns is 44. Christian rock singer-musician John Cooper (Skillet) is 44. Actor Kevin Alejandro is 43. Retired baseball infielder Adrian Beltre is 40. Rock musician Ben McKee (Imagine Dragons) is 34. Christian rock singer Tauren Wells is 33. Actor Ed Speleers is 31. Actor Conner Rayburn is 20. Thought for Today: “Verba movent, exempla trahunt.” (Words move people, examples compel them.) -- Latin proverb.

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UK’s May concedes Brexit deal won’t pass ‘in near future’ By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May acknowledged that the government’s strategies to get her Brexit deal approved in Parliament failed, saying Saturday there’s little prospect lawmakers will back the thrice-rejected divorce agreement “in the near future.” With the U.K. once again days away from a deadline for leaving the European Union, May pressured opposition lawmakers to help her find a compromise agreement instead, saying voters “expect their politicians to work together when the national interest demands it.” After May’s deal with the EU out for a third time in the House of Commons, the prime minister invited the opposition Labour Party this week to discuss alternatives. But three days of talks ended with no agreement and the left-of-center Labour accusing May’s Conservative government of not offering real change. “I haven’t noticed any great change in the government’s position so far,” Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said Saturday. “I’m waiting

Netanyahu vows to annex West Bank settlements if re-elected By KARIN LAUB Associated Press

In this March 25 file photo, an anti-Brexit campaigner shows her support for Europe waving a European Union flag outside Parliament in London. Britain is set to leave the EU on April 12 without a Brexit agreement in place unless a plan is reached or the EU grants an extension. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

to see the red lines move.” Labour favors a softer form of Brexit than the government has advocated. The party says Britain should remain closely bound to EU trade rules and maintain the bloc’s standards in areas such as workers’ rights and environmental protection. Britain is due to leave the EU on Friday unless May can secure another delay from the EU, which

already agreed to postpone the Brexit day originally set for March 29. May now is asking for Britain’s departure to be pushed back until June 30, hoping to reach a compromise with Labour and a deal through Parliament in a matter of weeks. “The longer this takes, the greater the risk of the U.K. never leaving at all,” May said in a statement. But EU leaders favor a

longer delay to avoid another round of cliff-edge preparations and politics. And they say the U.K. needs to put forward a concrete plan to end the stalemate to get any further postponement. An extension requires unanimous approval from the 27 remaining leaders, some of whom are fed up with Brexit uncertainty and reluctant to prolong it further.

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Saturday to annex Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank if re-elected, a dramatic policy shift apparently aimed at rallying his nationalist base in the final stretch of the tight race. Netanyahu has promoted Jewish settlement expansion in his four terms as prime minister, but until now refrained from presenting a detailed vision for the West Bank, seen by the Palestinians as the heartland of a future state. An Israeli annexation of large parts of the West Bank is bound to snuff out any last flicker of hope for an Israeli-Palestinian deal on the terms of a Palestinian state on lands Israel captured in 1967. A so-called two-state solution has long been the preferred option of most of the international community. However, intermittent U.S. mediation between Israelis and Palestinians ran aground after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

early in his term. The Palestinians, who seek Israeliannexed east Jerusalem as their capital, suspended contact with the U.S. More recently, Trump recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, a plateau Israel captured from Syria in 1967. The move was viewed in Israel as a political gift by Trump to Netanyahu who is being challenged by former military chief Benny Gantz. The U.S. State Department declined to comment on Netanyahu’s statement. Polls have indicated a close race, though Netanyahu’s Likud Party is expected to have a better chance than Gantz’s Blue and White slate to form a ruling coalition. Polls forecast more than 60 out of 120 parliament seats for the Likud and smaller right-wing and ultra-Orthodox Jewish parties On Saturday, Netanyahu gave an interview to Israel’s Channel 12 TV at the top of the prime-time newscast. Netanyahu portrayed the U.S. policy shifts on Jerusalem and the Golan Heights as his achievements, saying he had managed to persuade Trump to take these steps.

G-7 ministers reveal ‘clear differences’ on Middle East By THOMAS ADAMSON Associated Press

DINARD, France — Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven nations failed to reach consensus on key Middle East issues on Saturday as they wrapped up a meeting in France that was shaken by the absence of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The diplomats in attendance projected a united front while walking side-byside along a seaside promenade before they released the agreement from their two-day meeting in Dinard. The agreement included mildly worded joint commitments on issues such as fighting cybercrime, giving women bigger peacemak-

ing roles, and engaging with countries in Africa’s Sahel region to combat migrant trafficking. But what was omitted from the G-7’s positions said as much as what was included. The differences could set the stage for tensions at an August summit of the leaders of the G-7 advanced economies — the United States, France, Canada, Japan, Germany, Italy and the U.K. A European Union official expressed “regret” the document had what she considered to be several glaring omissions that conflicted with non-negotiable positions of the EU. They included “no reference to a two-state solution” in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

and “no mention” of the U.N. Security Council resolution in favor of the Iran nuclear deal, she said. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because she was not allowed to speak to the news media, said the language used to described the G-7’s deep concern over Iran’s “continuing support for terrorist organizations and armed militias” was not language EU members tend to use. Four of the G-7 nations are in the European Union. The foreign ministers’ joint statement itself acknowledged “clear differences” on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after “an exchange of views.” The agreement included an initiative to help coun-

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tries share best practices on encouraging responsible online behavior. Also, the group pledged to encourage the creation of funds to help survivors of sexual violence in danger spots, and to encourage Sahel countries to take steps to end trafficking. It also reaffirmed the G-7’s “commitment to a rulesbased international order.” Discord is becoming a theme for the group. Last June, U.S. President Donald Trump roiled the G-7 meeting in Canada by first agreeing to a group statement on trade, then withdrawing support from it and sending a string of negative tweets about the summit and its host, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. On Saturday in Dinard,

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt was missing from the final group photo after attending Friday’s session. Combined with Pompeo’s absence, Hunt’s status raised questions about the G-7’s relevance. U.S. officials acknowledged points of discord at the talks hosted by French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan, who went in Pompeo’s place, said Washington would use the G-7 forum to galvanize support for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, whose claim to the presidency is backed by the U.S. and about 50 other countries. But the meeting failed to change the position of Italy,

the sole G-7 member state not to back Guaido. “We spoke about it. The Italian position on Venezuela is pretty clear,” said Italian Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero. “It is an extremely difficult situation, especially in light of the humanitarian emergency that weighs the most in in our hearts.” Guaido has set out to topple the socialist administration of President Nicolas Maduro amid deepening unrest in the country, which has been plagued by nearly a month of power outages. Italy also has irked EU and U.S. allies by becoming the first G-7 member to sign up to a Chinese plan to build a Silk Road-style global trade network, the Belt and Road Initiative.

Greek police, migrants clash By JILL COLVIN and COLLEEN LONG Associated Press

DIAVATA, Greece — Hundreds of protesting migrants clashed with police for a third straight day in northern Greece on Saturday, with migrants throwing rocks at officers who responded with tear gas and stun grenades. Authorities say the demonstrations outside a migrant camp in Diavata have been triggered by false reports on social media that restrictions on travel to northern Europe had been lifted. Several migrants, including children, fainted amid the clouds of tear gas Saturday. The protesters have lit fires to make the air more bearable, but blazes have also erupted from exploding stun grenades. In Athens, migrants left a main railway station after blocking trains on Friday and services resumed Saturday. Greek officials say the migrants have been mobilized by false reports originating on social media that the road to central Europe, tightly sealed to migrants for three years, is open again, and that buses chartered by non-governmental organizations are waiting on the other side of the border with North Macedonia, about 60 kilometers (40 miles) to the north of Diavata. “We must constantly

A policeman kicks a protesting migrant during clashes outside a refugee camp in the village of Diavata, west of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, Saturday. (AP Photo/ Giannis Papanikos)

fight the fake news,” Nikos Ragos, the migrant policy ministry’s coordinator for northern Greece, told The Associated Press. He added that some of the migrants were now questioning the false reports, but that cybercrime police must find the source and the motive for spreading the claims. Greek TV station Ant1 showed a migrant’s cellphone screen containing a social media message, in Arabic, sent earlier this week from a purported NGO called “Caravan of Hope” advising migrants that Greece was to open the border with North Macedonia on April 5 at noon. The protesting migrants in Diavata are mostly from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Most of them are not camp residents, but came from all over Greece in

order to reach the North Macedonia border. Some who tried to break into the camp were thrown out by police and at least two were arrested. Almost none of the camp dwellers, and certainly none among the protesters, want to stay in Greece. They want to move on to wealthier central and northern European countries, especially Germany. Many feel trapped in Greece and despair with the slow pace of the processing of asylum applications. “We have problems here. I arrived a year and a half ago and they have set my (asylum application) interview for December 2021,” Shapour Karimi, 43, an Iranian and father of one child, told the Associated Press. “What will I do all this time? A solution must be found so we can depart.”

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Public Safety Court reports The following judgments were recently handed down in Kenai District Court: n Dylan Charles Ely, 26, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree theft and one count of second-degree criminal trespass (upon premises), committed Jan. 19. On count one, he was fined $250, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, ordered to have no contact with Safeway, and placed on probation for six months. On count two, he was fined

$250, ordered to pay restitution, ordered to have no contact with Safeway, and placed on probation for 12 months. n Charles William Tangman, 34, of Anchor Point, pleaded guilty to false information or report, committed Jan. 12. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n Shawna Cansino, 29, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended, committed Mar. 1. She was fined a $100 court surcharge and placed on proba-

tion for 12 months. n Joseph Cooper, 52, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of reckless driving, committed Aug. 8. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail with 20 days suspended, fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, had his license revoked for 30 days, and placed on probation for 12 months. n Joseph Cooper, 52, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release, committed Sept. 28. He was sentenced to five days in jail and charged a $50 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge.

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be a nice time to bring everyone together to reminisce. “Scouting offers a means of networking and a method to achieve goals,” Pilatti said. “Participation has kept me inspired to keep making new goals and scouting encourages one to keep believing in dreaming big. It’d be nice just to share stories and hopefully, they’ve had as positive an experience as I’ve had. I really had positive experiences all along, and good role models and mentors.” Girl Scout troops are divided among regions. The entire Kenai Peninsula makes up service unit 941, which is part of the Girl Scouts of Alaska Council. On the central peninsula, there are seven troops of about 100 girls. Mildred Bagley, who

A story clip from the Aug. 8, 1990 issue of the Peninsula Clarion tells the story of four Japanese girls who had an exchange trip with a local Girl Scout troop.

arrived on the peninsula in the late 1950s, formed the peninsula’s first Girl Scout Troop in

the old Kenai Elementary School. The school, which is now home to the Boys and Girls Club,

n Joseph Cooper, 52, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release, committed Nov. 7. He was sentenced to five days in jail and fined a $50 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge. n Christina Ann Sawyer, 49, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Mar. 23. She was sentenced to 30 days on electronic monitoring with 27 days suspended, fined $2,000 with $500 suspended, a $150 court surcharge, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and $66 for the first three days of monitoring ordered, ordered to complete Alco-

hol Safety Action Program treatment, had her license revoked for 90 days, forfeited items seized, and placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n Dustin Michael Schirf, 42, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Sept. 13. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 70 days suspended, credited for treatment completed, fined $5,000 with $2,000 suspended, a $75 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had his license revoked for on year, forfeited all items

seized, and placed on probation for two years. All other charges in this case were dismissed. The following judgment was recently handed down in Kenai Superior Court: n Dustin Michael Schirf, 42, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to third-degree assault (causing fear of injury with a weapon), committed May 20, 2017. He was credited for treatment received and time served, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $100 jail surcharge, ordered to pay $500 cost of appointed counsel, ordered to pay restitution, and forfeited all items seized. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

hosted the area’s first 18girl troop in 1959. Since the 60s, the peninsula’s Girl Scout troops have grown. For the last few months, Pilatti worked to reach out to current and former Girl Scouts on the peninsula, to ask them about their experience for the reunion tea party. Pat Porter, who now lives in Texas, was a former Kenai Mayor and grew up in the area. She was a troop leader for 15 years. She said her daughter’s troop backpacked the Resurrection Trail, drove snow machines to stay overnight in cabins and took canoeing lessons at the pool. Joan Seaman took over troop leadership from Porter. She raised both her daughters in Girl Scouts. Now they are leading Seaman’s granddaughters in Girl Scouts. “The best years in scouts were before there were too many rules and regulations,” Seaman said.

Debbi Palm was a leader in the 1980s and 90s. She said she remembers taking the train to Denali National Park with a troop for a fourday camping trip. In 1990, Kenai’s sister council, from Hokkaido, Japan, came to the peninsula. The girls were here for a Girl Scout sister exchange and the community welcomed the four Japanese teenagers with open arms. In the early years of scouting on the peninsula, Pilatti said girls learned skills like cooking and sewing. Today, troops learn these early skills, while also focusing on giving back to the area’s homeless population. “They pack backpacks with personal supplies for foster children in our area,” Pilatti said. “Troops reach out by giving hygiene supplies to the identified homeless connect students in the school district.” She said girls also make

blankets and socks for infants, glaze bowls to give to the food bank and created table favors for senior citizens receiving Meals on Wheels. “There’s a really strong heart for projects that help with the community,” Pilatti said. Thirty girls and women attended the reunion tea party, where Pilatti said the group shared stories and memorabilia. Today, Girl Scouts from all over Alaska are working toward attending the biennial Girl Scouts of Alaska Encampment. At the end of May, girls from across the state will meet in Palmer. The campout will feature numerous activities revolved around ‘STEAM’ (science, technology, engineering, arts and math), such as gold panning, bucket and barrel drumming, electric circuitry, dog mushing, squid dissection, fiber arts, world dances, belly dancing, tie-dying, wall climbing, exploring sources of renewable energy and others, Pilatti said.

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AccuWeather® 5-day forecast for Kenai-Soldotna Today


Times of clouds and sun Hi: 50

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Some sun, a shower in the afternoon

Lo: 33

Hi: 49

A shower or two in the morning

Lo: 32


Hi: 47

Lo: 32

The patented RealFeel Temperature® is an exclusive index of the effects of temperature, wind, humidity, sunshine intensity, cloudiness, precipitation, pressure and elevation on the human body.

Cloudy, a little rain in the p.m.

Hi: 48

Hi: 48

Lo: 34

31 38 42 44

Today 7:12 a.m. 9:03 p.m.

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Full Apr 19

Daylight Day Length - 13 hrs., 51 min., 48 sec. Daylight gained - 5 min., 34 sec.

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A couple of showers in the morning

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Unalakleet 35/29 McGrath 48/23

New May 4

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Anchorage 48/35


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Jacksonville Kansas City Key West Las Vegas Little Rock Los Angeles Louisville Memphis Miami Midland, TX Milwaukee Minneapolis Nashville New Orleans New York Norfolk Oklahoma City Omaha Orlando Philadelphia Phoenix

5:03 a.m. (20.7) 5:35 p.m. (19.4)

11:42 a.m. (-1.7) 11:50 p.m. (0.9)

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4:22 a.m. (19.5) 4:54 p.m. (18.2)

10:38 a.m. (-1.7) 10:46 p.m. (0.9)

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3:03 a.m. (10.8) 3:37 p.m. (9.6)

9:26 a.m. (-0.7) 9:27 p.m. (1.2)

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9:13 a.m. (30.6) 9:43 p.m. (29.2)

3:46 a.m. (1.5) 4:12 p.m. (-0.8)



Almanac Readings ending 4 p.m. yesterday


From Kenai Municipal Airport

High .............................................. 42 Low ............................................... 31 Normal high ................................. 41 Normal low ................................... 24 Record high ....................... 50 (2015) Record low .......................... 0 (1986)


From the Peninsula Clarion in Kenai

24 hours ending 4 p.m. yest. . Trace Month to date .......................... Trace Normal month to date ............. 0.10" Year to date .............................. 1.50" Normal year to date ................ 2.58" Record today ................ 0.09" (1980) Record for April ........... 2.21" (1955) Record for year ........... 27.09" (1963)

Juneau 50/36

(For the 48 contiguous states)

Kodiak 45/40

93 at McAllen, Texas 12 at Tuolumne Meadows, Calif.

86/62/pc 77/48/pc 86/77/pc 78/57/pc 73/48/t 70/56/s 72/57/c 80/52/pc 85/70/pc 82/56/s 55/41/c 53/46/r 79/51/c 83/70/pc 68/38/pc 57/51/c 73/57/t 79/51/pc 88/65/pc 67/41/sh 82/65/pc

86/64/pc 73/48/t 85/77/pc 86/66/s 74/60/t 80/61/s 74/63/t 76/62/t 85/75/pc 86/53/s 57/49/r 62/45/r 77/63/c 82/66/t 64/53/s 67/56/pc 77/55/t 74/51/r 89/69/pc 70/55/s 90/67/s

Sitka 47/41

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Valdez 49/34

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Ketchikan 49/40

57 at Klawock -15 at Anaktuvuk Pass

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6:16 a.m. (21.4) 6:48 p.m. (20.1)

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Dillingham 44/34


Kenai City Dock

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Fairbanks 51/26

Talkeetna 54/30

Bethel 40/29

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85/74/pc 66/55/pc 67/53/s 76/58/c 65/44/pc 83/75/pc 72/53/s 73/56/c 60/46/sh 57/47/c 44/24/s 80/51/pc 51/30/pc 48/33/pc 58/44/c 60/46/t 66/40/pc 93/79/s 81/64/s 66/48/s 55/39/pc

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Bears to move quickly on hiring coach By JEFF HELMINIAK Peninsula Clarion

The Kenai River Brown Bears will move quickly to name their next head coach as the North American Hockey League team prepares for its 13th season on a five-year playoff drought. Nate Kiel, general manager, and Chris Hedlund, associate general manager, are heading up a small search committee. Hedlund said the goal is to have a coach named by April 15. “It’s the time,” Hedlund said. “People are chasing players hard right now.” The Bears are looking for a replacement for Josh Petrich, who resigned Feb. 10 for personal reasons. Petrich was on the job almost two seasons. Kenai River

was 15-23-2-2 this season when Petrich resigned. The coach had an 18-38-1-3 record in the 201718 season. Petrich was named head coach in mid-May of 2017. Looking back, Hedlund said that hiring was late and made Petrich scramble. “There’s lot of recruiting, tenders being signed and getting ready for the draft,” Hedlund said. “Every day counts.” Dan Bogdan moved up from assistant coach to interim head coach and went 8-8-1-1 down the stretch. “We told him, based on how he performed down the stretch, that he is a finalist,” Hedlund said. “The rest is to be determined.” Bogdan said he would love to return. “Thank you to the community

for supporting the team and myself during the coaching change, and making the time to come speak to me,” he said. “It’s been a great first year in Kenai and I hope to come back for a second.” Both Hedlund and Bogdan said the team is on the cusp of making the playoffs. The team completed a 9-7-01 stretch to start the season with a 2-1 victory over the Springfield (Illinois) Jr. Blues on Nov. 2. Then came a 3-15-2-1 spell that ended with a 2-1 loss to the Blues on Jan. 9. Kenai River won three of the last four games under Petrich and would finish on an 11-9-1-1 kick that left them in fifth place in the Midwest Division. The Bears finished at 23-31-3-3, six games out of the final playoff spot in the divi-

sion. “I think we were pretty close this year,” Bogdan said. “The change was good for the team and organization. A lot of the guys came together to make a pretty good run. Something was eating at them for a while. “They bought in the last two months and also played well at the beginning of the season.” When the team struggled, the reason was trouble scoring. The Bears averaged just 2.3 goals per game, second worst in the league. Both Hedlund and Bogdan said increasing scoring is the focus for next season. Goaltender Gavin Enright, who has committed to Division I Bemidji State, has a year of junior eligibility remaining. Hedlund and Bogdan are not sure if he will re-

turn. “If we’re able to get him back, that’d be great,” Bogdan said. “I’m not in this position to be selfish and keep him around so the team can be great. The idea is to advance kids to the next level so they can be successful in college and professional hockey.” The Bears lose Markuss Komuls, committed to Division I University of Alaska Fairbanks, from the defensive corps. The other seven defenders are eligible to return. Soldotna’s Preston Weeks, the team’s captain, will be back on defense, according to Bogdan. “Defense is the last of my worries,” the interim coach said after his team finished 12th in the league in goals allowed. “We need to score more goals next year.” See BEARS, page B2

SoHi, Kenai rule roost To get automatic state berth, Peninsula girls must top big 2 By JEFF HELMINIAK Peninsula Clarion

Six schools play girls soccer in the Peninsula Conference, which was created before the 2018 season with the split of soccer into two divisions. Even when competing against the big schools prior to the split, Kenai Central has been to five straight state tournaments, and six of seven. Soldotna has been to six of eight. Of the other four Peninsula Conference schools, Homer has not gone to state since 2007. Nikiski, Seward and Voznesenka have never been to state. So the biggest obstacle to the conference’s two automatic berths to state is no mystery. “If I had to guess, I’d be

Girls soccer preview pretty confident it’s going to come down to who can pull out a win against Kenai or SoHi,” Homer head coach Mike Tozzo said. “I don’t think it’s any secret, looking at the past 10 years in conference, that’s who you need to beat. “I don’t make it any secret. My players all know that.” Spicing things up this season is the addition of two at-large berths to the eightteam state tournament. The Alaska School Activities Association will determine the at-large berths based on head-to-head competition, competition with common See GIRLS, page B2

Can anyone top Kenai boys? By JOEY KLECKA Peninsula Clarion

Having had their rule of the roost for three years in succession, the Kenai Central boys are enjoying life at the top of the Peninsula Conference. Now, other teams want a piece of the prize. Three conference titles and one state crown in the last three years have surely fattened up the trophy case and the walls of the KCHS gym with banners, but naturally, there will some hiccups experienced by the Kardinals, who graduated a handful of key seniors that helped orchestrate a three-year run of region titles. Kenai lost all four first-team conference members it had, including

Boys soccer preview season MVP Zack Tuttle. Kenai head coach Shane Lopez takes over for the Kardinals this year after four seasons as an assistant. Working this year with assistant coach Scott Pitsch, Lopez said the group of guys he has returning are more than capable of filling the shoes of the departed senior talent. Many of them have already felt the pressure of a state match, and are aware of the tradition that Kenai Central has built in the soccer programs. In 2016, the Kardinals became the See BOYS, page B4

Soldotna goaltender (99) Katie Delker watches the ball amid a scrum Friday in a nonconference contest against West Anchorage at Soldotna High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

West soccer sweeps SoHi By JOEY KLECKA Peninsula Clarion

Playing in their season soccer openers at home, and against bigger competition, the SoHi boys and girls had their hands full with the pesky West Anchorage Eagles. The Eagles swept into town Friday and snatched up a pair of nonconference victories at Soldotna’s Justin Maile Field. The SoHi girls lost 3-0 before the boys were handed a 5-1 loss. And, for the second night in a row, West striker Jack Green walked away celebrating a hat trick from the boys game. “We keep an eye on guys like that,” said Soldotna head coach David Holmes. “We don’t often double up and mark a guy like that.” Holmes, in his first year as head coach of the SoHi boys, said a 1-0 halftime deficit to the Eagles felt encouraging for a team playing its first competition of the season. West entered the day with three games al-

ready under its belt. “The first half was promising,” he said. “I was seeing the team I know we have, play the game they know how to play.” However, Green took hold of the game in the second half with three goals in a 13-minute stretch. The speedy striker collected the ball in the goal box just 30 seconds into the second half and delivered a decisive blow past SoHi goaltender Hunter Woodward to forge a 2-0 West lead. Soldotna grabbed hold of some of its own momentum seven minutes later with a stellar goal by Josh Heiber in the 48th minute, but it didn’t last long. Only a minute after Heiber found space down the left flank of the field and delivered a strike across the goal box, Green answered back on an Eagles corner kick that he just managed to get his head on and redirect into the goal for a 3-1 lead. Green capped his threegoal night in the 54th minSee SOHI, page B4

Soldotna’s Brace Rosin (32) goes up for a header against a West Anchorage player Friday in a nonconference contest at Soldotna High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Virginia, Texas Tech to meet for championship By The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS — Hard to call Virginia basketball boring after the last two games. And the Cavaliers have pretty much put the choker label to rest, too. From one-and-done to NCAA Tournament miracle men, Virginia will play for the national title for the first time after pulling off another last-second stunner. Kyle Guy made three free throws with 0.6 seconds left, steadily swishing each one as debate immediately started over the sequence that sent him to the line, and Virginia beat Auburn 63-62 Saturday in the Final Four. A year after becoming the first No. 1 seed to lose to a No. 16,

these top-seeded Cavaliers now look like destiny’s team. “It’s a great story,” Virginia coach Tony Bennett said. “It is.” The Cavaliers (34-3) will face Texas Tech on Monday night as the slight favorite to win the tournament. Bennett has built a powerhouse in 10 years in Charlottesville on a style of play that is often about as exciting as a trip to the campus library. The Cavaliers have gotten straight A’s in the regular season with stingy defense and walk-itup offense, but NCAA success has been hard to come by. Blown leads and early exits have been their story — never more than when the Cavaliers lost to UMBC, a school

known for chess, not hoops. Something has gotten into these Wahoos the last two weeks, though. They reached the Final Four for the first time since 1984 with a wild buzzer-beater by Mamadi Diakite to send their Elite Eight game against Purdue to overtime. Beating the Tigers took an even crazier finish. Fifth-seeded Auburn (30-10) had erased a 10-point deficit in the final five minutes and taken a 4-point lead. Heartbreak was again at hand for Virginia. The Tigers led 61-60 after Guy made an off-balance 3 with 7.6 seconds left. The shot snapped a drought of more than five minutes by the Cavaliers, who then imme-

diately sent Jared Harper to the line. Harper made one and Auburn, with fouls to give, did so twice. On one of them, it looked as if Ty Jerome might have double-dribbled into a decisive turnover. Jerome also might have been fouled before the mishandle. But there was no whistle for either. “We knew there was a disruption,” Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said. With 1.5 seconds left and in need of some magic, Virginia got the ball to Guy in the corner. He turned and fired and Samir Doughty, hands straight up in the air, bumped into Guy’s hip. The shot was short, bouncing off the

rim. Game over? Auburn started to celebrate and the PA announcer in U.S. Bank Stadium even announced the Tigers had won. Guy pulled his jersey over his face. But not in angst. He said he exactly knew why official James Breeding had blown his whistle. “I heard him call it right away,” Guy said. “That was me focusing.” Meanwhile, Pearl lost it on the sideline, pumping his fist and screaming. “We kind of thought we had it sealed,” said Bryce Brown, who led the Auburn comeback with three 3s in the final 4:30. “It’s not why we lost the game. I just didn’t agree with the call.” See NCAA, page B3

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and senior utility player Sienna Carey. The Mariners also have plenty Continued from page B1 of young talent led by sophomore midfielder Jess Sonnen, sophoopponents and where a team fin- more striker Laura Inama, and ished in the conference. freshmen strikers/midfielders Sounds like something that Kappa Reutov and Sela Weisser. should not be counted upon to save a season, right? KENAI CENTRAL “The bottom line is we’ve still KARDINALS got to beat Kenai or SoHi,” Tozzo Dan Verkuilen has been coachsaid. “If we put ourselves in third place we put ourselves at the mer- ing the team since 1999 and has seen player numbers shoot up to cy of ASAA.” Other coaches in the confer- 31 after being in the 20s the last ence have the same read as Tozzo. few years. He said one reason for the The at-large berth is nice because it gives more opportunity, but it program’s success is continuity. should not be seen as an excuse Verkuilen also coaches the girls at not to play up to the standard Ke- Kenai Middle School so players nai and Soldotna have set. The have him for six years by the time Stars toppled the Kardinals in the they graduate. “Right or wrong, they learn my conference’s first title game last system and get comfortable with season. “It definitely provides the op- that,” Verkuilen said. “The seniors portunity for those schools to build have played with me for six years. some confidence and have some- We understand each other, and thing to work toward,” Seward that helps out a lot.” The program also has a nice head coach Coty Beck said. “That’s not to say our girls don’t work ethic. “We run pretty no-nonsense have that opportunity already. “It’s more of a confidence thing practices and ask a lot out of each with numbers. It’s a progression other,” he said. “It’s been a blesswhere these girls will gain more ing. It’s a good, blue collar proconfidence and understand they gram. “The kids work hard, buy into can play at a high level.” The following is a closer look the system, and by the end of the season I’m getting the best they’ve at the teams: got. That’s all I can ask.” Thanks to the city of Kenai HOMER MARINERS blowing off the field, the Kards In his fourth year as head coach, have been outside for two weeks. Tozzo has 31 out for the program. The team lost three starters from The Mariners have been on their last year, including conference turf since before spring break. MVP Brenna Eubank. Homer was close to state last The captains for now are seyear, losing to Kenai in the confer- nior midfielder and forward Olivia ence semis. Brewer and junior captain, sweep“That 1-0 loss stung,” Tozzo er and first-team all-conference said. “We had the team to do it and player Alissa Maw. we didn’t quite get there. Also returning are senior mid“I told the girls we’re at the fielder Savaya Bieber, junior goaltop of the hill, we just have to go ie Kailey Hamilton, junior stopper down the other side. Getting over and midfielder Anya Danielson, that hump has to happen sooner or junior defender Damaris Severlater. They’re motivated and work- son, sophomore defender and miding hard.” fielder Taylor Pierce, sophomore Tozzo has been coaching the midfielder Rachael Pitsch, junior girls at the middle school for two midfielder Abigail Schneiders and years and sees that continuity pay- sophomore forward and midfielding off. er Bethany Morris. Homer lost two to graduation, Junior Alyssa Bucho and sophbut they were conference first- omores Karley Harden and Julia teamers Raisa Basargin and Andie Hanson also will give the team a Sonnen. boost. First-teamer and goalie Ali McVerkuilen said the team’s bigCarron returns to start for a fourth gest problem last season was season. Her sister, midfielder scoring goals. He said the KardiBrenna McCarron, also has started nals must work on that again this four years. Junior second-teamer season. Right now Verkuilen is Daisy Kettle, a defender, also re- tinkering with players in various turns. positions with an eye on peaking More experience comes from for another state run. junior midfielder Eve Brau, ju“I see us in the middle of the nior defender Alyssum Veldtstra, pack on straight-out talent,” he senior defender Kimberly Lynn, said. “I’m hoping by the end of senior defender Summer McGuire the season, with our returners

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All but four of the forwards are eligible to return, but four of the team’s top six scorers will depart. The Bears’ top scorer by a healthy margin of 13 points, Zach Krajnik of Eagle River, is eligible to return. “This group coming back up front, as well as the guys we’re recruiting, it will be about getting those guys to produce more than they did this year,” Bogdan said. Hedlund said the community continues to support the Bears. “Financially, it was a good, solid year,” Hedlund said. “The community does a great job supporting the team and the players. There are strong sponsors, and they stepped up down the stretch for meal support and organizational support.” The Bears were 13-15-1-1 away from the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex and 1014-2-2 in front of the faithful. Hedlund said the team is accumulating more and more of the big, strong-skating forwards that will succeed on the big ice sheet at home. “It is a focus for us,” Hedlund said. “We do want to reward the fans for that local support.” Bogdan said the team is built to succeed at home. Kenai River finished with a 7-4-0-1 spurt in front of friendly crowds. The interim coach said that Kenai River’s tough stretch during the middle of the season came during a lot of home games, but Bogdan said that stretch wasn’t caused by being at home. The interim head coach said seven players off this year’s team will commit to colleges. Only three can be announced at this point — Enright, Komuls and Jackson Nauss going to play at Division III University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Bogdan said other successes were all the volunteer hours in the community and getting the organization and Kenai Peninsula exposure outside of Alaska. When the team hiked to practice at Lower Fuller Lake in early November, Bogdan posted on his Instragram. He said the post was picked up by another site and got almost 250,000 views. “I’d really like to do more to sell the experience to kids who don’t know as much about it,” Bogdan said.

bringing up the younger kids, I’m schools sports are skewed where hoping we’re in that mix for state.” we think we’re just a small town in Seward and we can’t expect to make it to the big time. NIKISKI BULLDOGS “I hate that attitude. With every Head coach Linda Zimmerman game comes an opportunity for begins her third year with about success to build and get out of that 25 athletes in the program. Nikiski mentality.” got a ton of snow this winter and The Seahawks have a returning has no turf field, so the Bulldogs senior, three returning juniors and have been limited to a few prac- four returning sophomores. tices on the Kenai Central turf thus Senior Meghan Mullaly is far, plus a junior varsity scrim- back at center back after recovermage on the Homer turf. ing from knee surgery. Returning Zimmerman said the only thing from the junior class are defender that gives the field a chance of be- and midfielder Madilyn Moore, ing playable anytime soon is that left back Madison Athey and midL and J Enterprises Excavating fielder and wing Naomi Ifflander. Inc. came and plowed off the field. The returning sophomores The coach said her players are attacking midfielder Sequoia don’t play soccer year-round, Sieverts, goalkeeper Makaira Wilbut they do have a chemistry that liams, defender Kylie Mullaly and spans across sports. midfielder and wing Angel Pu“A lot of these girls play mul- rigay. tiple sports together,” ZimmerBeck also likes the athleticism man said. “That’s what jells them of newcomers Riley Von Borstel, a together. They have a trust among senior, and Shelly Sewell, a sophone another and they know what omore. their teammate is going to do. A nice group of freshmen also “Through programs at our rec bring lots of energy and enthusicenter, a lot have been playing to- asm. Those freshmen are Bellagether since they were 5 or 6 years donna Darby, Wren Dougherty, old in different sports.” Mikya Wallace, Sailor Terry, Gaia The Bulldogs return an experi- Casagranda and Annika Nilsson. enced group that will give the team “Regardless of the outcome, I a good base on which to build. Ju- want them to have confidence gonior forward Jordyn Stock made ing into each game that we can first-team all-conference, while play with the other team,” Beck senior goalie Abby Bystedt made said. “I want them to have fun, second-team all-conference. but more than that, I want them to Nikiski also gets seasoned have their hard work pay off.” players in senior midfielder Emma Wik, junior forward America JefSOLDOTNA STARS freys and junior midfielder/deLove had been head coach for fender Tika Zimmerman. “Nothing is impossible,” coach about 12 years now and has numZimmerman said. “I know other bers of the program sitting at almost schools lost key senior players, so 40. The Stars have been outside on you can’t rule out some of these their turf field for almost two weeks. This early in the season, Love is smaller schools.” More firepower will come from focused on his squad and not other sophomore defender and mid- teams in the conference. “You really don’t know what to fielder Cailin Yeager and junior expect or what other teams have,” forward Tawnisha Freeman. he said. “My philosophy is to go out and play our game, and play our SE WARD SEAHAWKS game to the best of our ability. In his second year as head “If we do that, we have the abilcoach, Beck has about 18 players ity to beat our opponents here. The out for the team. team goal is to win the conference Seward did not get a lot of snow title and go on to state and see what in town this winter, so Beck said we can do up there.” his squad was able to get on the The Stars lost a pair of firstelementary field relatively early. teamers in goalie Maddie Kindred He added that the high school field and sweeper Whitney Wortham, in could be good to go in another addition to a pair of other seniors. week or so. Love said there are always young Last summer, Beck and boys players in the pipeline to fill roles, coach Dustin Phillips did a youth but the loss of Kindred especially program to try and get interest in hurts because, for some reason, the soccer elevated and to give youth coach said he doesn’t get a lot of basic skills they can burnish as trained goalkeepers coming to Solthey get older. dotna. Beck believes Seward can comOther than that, Soldotna is deep pete with the Kenais and Soldot- after fielding a young team last year nas of the world. and sustaining injuries that forced a “I grew up here,” Beck said. lot of players into action. “I think the mentality of small“That’s going to be a challenge

for me this year,” Love said. “We’re running anywhere from 19 to 20 to maybe 21 players, and I can only play 11. It’s going to be a tough decision.” First-team junior midfielder Journey Miller and second-team midfielder Ryann Cannava return to a solid attack, as does junior forward Meijan Leaf and senior forward Haley Buckbee. The back line will be solid with seniors Hannah Delker and Sierra Longfellow and junior Kianna Holland. Boosting the midfield will be junior Cameron Blackwell and sophomore Sierra Kuntz. Promising newcomers are sophomore transfer Lily Coon and sophomore Drysta Crosby-Schneider. “When you look at it on paper it looks and sounds great,” Love said. “What we have on paper and what we bring to the game are two totally different conversations. “It’ll be interesting to see what we put together on the field.” VOZNESENKA COUGARS The Cougars have been sanctioned by ASAA since 2015 to play girls soccer, though principal Michael Wojciak pointed out the school seldom plays varsity games, opting for a lot of scrimmages with junior varsity teams. After assisting former coach Frosia Polushkin for two years, Fenya Kalugin has stepped up to take the head coaching position. Kalugin said there are 12 on the team this season. With low numbers, Kalugin said the Cougars aren’t hunting a state berth and would be happy with winning a few games. The squad will see how the season plays out before deciding whether or not to play in the conference tournament. “It’s an opportunity for the girls to have a little fun outside of just school and play,” Kalugin said. The coach added that the fellow programs of the peninsula have been great to them. “They’re always complimenting us saying how impressive we are running the entire game and not giving up until the game is over,” Kalugin said. “They look around and we’re cheerful and happy to be able to play.” Senior Faena Basargin has been playing goalie for all four years and Kalugin said she has developed into an amazing goalie. Freshman Inna Basargin, a first cousin of Faena, also is impressive. Kalugin said this will be a good opportunity to pass the goaltending torch from one cousin to another. The coach also said sophomore Maria Reutov does a great job on defense with her quickness and powerful kicks to clear the ball out of dangerous areas.

Scoreboard Baseball AL Standings

East Division W Tampa Bay 6 Baltimore 4 New York 4 Toronto 3 Boston 2 Central Division Minnesota 5 Detroit 6 Cleveland 5 Chicago 3 Kansas City 2 West Division Seattle 8 Texas 5 Oakland 6 Houston 4 Los Angeles 3

L Pct 3 .667 4 .500 4 .500 7 .300 8 .200

GB — 1½ 1½ 3½ 4½

2 .714 3 .667 3 .625 4 .429 5 .286

— — ½ 2 3

2 .800 — 4 .556 2½ 6 .500 3 5 .444 3½ 6 .333 4½

Friday’s Games Chicago White Sox 10, Seattle 8 Tampa Bay 5, San Francisco 2 Philadelphia 10, Minnesota 4 Arizona 15, Boston 8 Cleveland 3, Toronto 2 Houston 3, Oakland 2 L.A. Angels 3, Texas 1 Saturday’s Games Detroit 7, Kansas City 4 Minnesota 6, Philadelphia 2 Seattle 9, Chicago White Sox 2 L.A. Angels 5, Texas 1 San Francisco 6, Tampa Bay 4 Cleveland 7, Toronto 2 N.Y. Yankees 6, Baltimore 4 Houston 6, Oakland 0 Arizona 5, Boston 4 Sunday’s Games Minnesota (Berrios 1-0) at Philadelphia (Eflin 1-0), 9:05 a.m. N.Y. Yankees (German 1-0) at Baltimore (Hess 1-0), 9:05 a.m. Kansas City (Keller 1-0) at Detroit (Ross 0-1), 9:10 a.m. Toronto (Stroman 0-1) at Cleveland (Clevinger 0-0), 9:10 a.m. Oakland (Fiers 2-1) at Houston (Peacock 1-0), 10:10 a.m. Seattle (LeBlanc 1-0) at Chicago White Sox (Nova 0-0), 10:10 a.m. Tampa Bay (TBD) at San Francisco (Pomeranz 0-0), 12:05 p.m. Texas (Miller 0-0) at L.A. Angels (Stratton 0-1), 12:07 p.m. Boston (TBD) at Arizona (Kelly 1-0), 12:10 p.m. All Times ADT

NL Standings

East Division W New York 6 Philadelphia 5 Atlanta 4 Washington 3 Miami 3 Central Division Milwaukee 7 Pittsburgh 4 St. Louis 3 Chicago 2

L Pct GB 2 .750 — 2 .714 ½ 4 .500 2 4 .429 2½ 6 .333 3½ 2 .778 — 3 .571 2 5 .375 3½ 6 .250 4½

Cincinnati 1 West Division Los Angeles 7 San Diego 6 Arizona 5 Colorado 3 San Francisco 3

7 .125 5½ 2 .778 3 .667 4 .556 6 .333 6 .333

— 1 2 4 4

Friday’s Games L.A. Dodgers 10, Colorado 6 San Diego 5, St. Louis 3 Tampa Bay 5, San Francisco 2 Philadelphia 10, Minnesota 4 Pittsburgh 2, Cincinnati 0 Arizona 15, Boston 8 Atlanta 4, Miami 0 Milwaukee 13, Chicago Cubs 10 Saturday’s Games N.Y. Mets 6, Washington 5 Pittsburgh 6, Cincinnati 5, 10 innings Minnesota 6, Philadelphia 2 San Diego 6, St. Louis 4 San Francisco 6, Tampa Bay 4 Chicago Cubs 14, Milwaukee 8 Miami 4, Atlanta 2 Arizona 5, Boston 4 L.A. Dodgers 7, Colorado 2 Sunday’s Games Minnesota (Berrios 1-0) at Philadelphia (Eflin 1-0), 9:05 p.m. Washington (Scherzer 0-2) at N.Y. Mets (Wheeler 0-0), 9:10 p.m. Miami (Smith 0-0) at Atlanta (Newcomb 0-0), 9:20 p.m. Cincinnati (DeSclafani 0-0) at Pittsburgh (Archer 0-0), 9:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 0-1) at Milwaukee (Davies 0-0), 10:10 p.m. San Diego (Strahm 0-1) at St. Louis (Wainwright 0-0), 10:15 p.m. Tampa Bay (TBD) at San Francisco (Pomeranz 0-0), 12:05 p.m. Boston (TBD) at Arizona (Kelly 1-0), 12:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Urias 0-0) at Colorado (Bettis 0-1), 4:37 p.m. All Times ADT

Basketball NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB y-Toronto 56 24 .700 — x-Philadelphia 50 30 .625 6 x-Boston 48 32 .600 8 Brooklyn 40 40 .500 16 New York 15 64 .190 40½ Southeast Division Orlando 40 40 .500 — Miami 38 41 .481 1½ Charlotte 37 42 .468 2½ Washington 32 48 .400 8 Atlanta 29 51 .363 11 Central Division z-Milwaukee 59 21 .738 — x-Indiana 47 33 .588 12 Detroit 39 40 .494 19½ Chicago 22 58 .275 37 Cleveland 19 61 .238 40 WESTERN CONFERENCE

Southwest Division y-Houston 52 28 .650 — x-San Antonio 46 34 .575 6 Memphis 32 47 .405 19½ New Orleans 32 48 .400 20 Dallas 31 48 .392 20½ Northwest Division y-Denver 53 26 .671 — x-Portland 50 29 .633 3 x-Utah 49 30 .620 4 x-Oklahoma City 46 33 .582 7 Minnesota 36 43 .456 17 Pacific Division y-Golden State 55 24 .696 — x-L.A. Clippers 47 33 .588 8½ Sacramento 39 41 .488 16½ L.A. Lakers 36 44 .450 19½ Phoenix 19 61 .238 36½ x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conference Friday’s Games Charlotte 113, Toronto 111 Orlando 149, Atlanta 113 San Antonio 129, Washington 112 Boston 117, Indiana 97 Houston 120, New York 96 Minnesota 111, Miami 109 Oklahoma City 123, Detroit 110 Memphis 122, Dallas 112 Utah 119, Sacramento 98 Phoenix 133, New Orleans 126, OT Denver 119, Portland 110 Golden State 120, Cleveland 114 L.A. Lakers 122, L.A. Clippers 117 Saturday’s Games Brooklyn 133, Milwaukee 128 Philadelphia 116, Chicago 96 Sunday’s Games Miami at Toronto, 8 a.m. San Antonio at Cleveland, 11 a.m. Oklahoma City at Minnesota, 11:30 a.m. Charlotte at Detroit, Noon Brooklyn at Indiana, 1 p.m. Dallas at Memphis, 2 p.m. Atlanta at Milwaukee, 3 p.m. Phoenix at Houston, 3 p.m. Orlando at Boston, 3:30 p.m. Washington at New York, 3:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 4:30 p.m. Denver at Portland, 5 p.m. New Orleans at Sacramento, 5 p.m. Utah at L.A. Lakers, 5:30 p.m. All Times ADT

Buffalo 82 33 39 10 76 226 271 Detroit 82 32 40 10 74 227 277 Ottawa 82 29 47 6 64 242 302 Metropolitan Division y-Washington 82 48 26 8 104 278 249 x-N.Y. Islanders 82 48 27 7 103 228 196 x-Pittsburgh 82 44 26 12 100 273 241 x-Carolina 82 46 29 7 99 245 223 x-Columbus 82 47 31 4 98 258 232 Philadelphia 82 37 37 8 82 244 281 N.Y. Rangers 82 32 36 14 78 227 272 New Jersey 82 31 41 10 72 222 275

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division y-Nashville 82 47 29 6 100 240 214 x-Winnipeg 82 47 30 5 99 272 244 x-St. Louis 82 45 28 9 99 247 223 x-Dallas 82 43 32 7 93 210 202 x-Colorado 82 38 30 14 90 260 246 Chicago 82 36 34 12 84 270 292 Minnesota 82 37 36 9 83 211 237 Pacific Division z-Calgary 82 50 25 7 107 289 227 x-San Jose 82 46 27 9 101 289 261 x-Vegas 82 43 32 7 93 249 230 Arizona 82 39 35 8 86 213 223 Vancouver 82 35 36 11 81 225 254 Anaheim 82 35 37 10 80 199 251 Edmonton 82 35 38 9 79 232 274 Los Angeles 82 31 42 9 71 202 263 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Top three teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffs. x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conference Friday’s Games Columbus 3, N.Y. Rangers 2, SO Chicago 6, Dallas 1 Anaheim 5, Los Angeles 2 Saturday’s Games Tampa Bay 6, Boston 3 St. Louis 3, Vancouver 2, SO Buffalo 7, Detroit 1 N.Y. Rangers 4, Pittsburgh 3, OT N.Y. Islanders 3, Washington 0 New Jersey 4, Florida 3, OT Columbus 6, Ottawa 2 Carolina 4, Philadelphia 3 Montreal 6, Toronto 5, SO Nashville 5, Chicago 2 Dallas 3, Minnesota 0 Winnipeg 4, Arizona 2 Edmonton 3, Calgary 1 Los Angeles 5, Vegas 2 San Jose 5, Colorado 2 Sunday’s Games No games scheduled



NHL Standings

BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Assigned RHP Matt Wotherspoon outright to Norfolk (IL). BOSTON RED SOX — Placed INF/OF Brock Holt and LHP Brian Johnson on the 10-day IL. Recalled INF/OF Tzu-Wei Lin and RHP Marcus Walden from Pawtucket (IL).

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA z-Tampa Bay 82 62 16 4 128 325 222 x-Boston 82 49 24 9 107 259 215 x-Toronto 82 46 28 8 100 286 251 Montreal 82 44 30 8 96 249 236 Florida 82 36 32 14 86 267 280

CLEVELAND INDIANS — Sent 2B Jason Kipnis to Columbus (IL) for a rehab assignment. DETROIT TIGERS — Sent OF JaCoby Jones and RHP Drew VerHagen to Lakeland (FSL) for rehab assignments. MINNESOTA TWINS — Designated 1B Tyler Austin for assignment. Selected the contract of RHP Chase De Jong from Rochester (IL). NEW YORK YANKEES — Optioned INF Thairo Estrada to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Selected the contract of INF Giovanny Urshela from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Transferred SS Didi Gregorius to the 60day IL. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Placed 3B Jake Lamb on the 10day IL, retroactive to Thursday. Recalled SS Ildemarco Vargas from Reno (PCL). ATLANTA BRAVES — Optioned RHP Shane Carle to Gwinnett (IL). Reinstated RHP Kevin Gausman from the 10-day IL. CHICAGO CUBS — Designated RHP Jen-Ho Tseng for assignment. Placed LHP Mike Montgomery on the 10-day IL, retroactive to Friday. Optioned RHP Carl Edwards Jr. to Iowa (PCL). Recalled LHP Kyle Ryan from Iowa. Selected the contract of RHP Allen Webster from Iowa. COLORADO ROCKIES — Agreed to terms with German Márquez on a five-year contract. Sent RHP Antonio Senzatela to Albuquerque (PCL) for a rehab assignment. Recalled INF Josh Fuentes from Albuquerque. Placed INF Ryan McMahon on the 10-day IL. MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Sent RHP Jeremy Jeffress to San Antonio (PCL) for a rehab assignment. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Signed OF Michael Reed to a minor league contract. HOCKEY National Hockey League COLORADO AVALANCHE — Assigned F Josh Dickinson from Colorado (AHL) to Utah (ECHL). LOS ANGELES KINGS — Assigned F Michael Amadio to Ontario (AHL). American Hockey League BELLEVILLE SENATORS — Assigned D Jonathan Racine to Brampton (ECHL). LEHIGH VALLEY PHANTOMS — Returned F Steven Swavely to Reading (ECHL). SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE — Signed F Robby Jackson and D Tyler Tucker to amateur tryouts. COLLEGE TENNESSEE TECH — Named John Pelphrey men’s basketball coach.

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Ostrander, Theisens return for Big C Relays Staff report Peninsula Clarion

For one day, it was like old times again. Boise State runner Allie Ostrander was reunited with former Kenai Central High School running mates Jordan and Jonah Theisen for the Skinny Raven Laird Prosser Memorial Mile held Saturday at the annual Big C Relays in Anchorage. Sporting old Kenai Kardinals singlets from their racing days, the 2015 Kenai grads raced with a crowd of current collegiate and prep runners from Alaska, including Kodiak alumni Levi Fried and Keith Osowski, who had many memorable races against the Theisen twins in their high school days. Fried is also a current teammate with both Theisens at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota. Jordan Theisen won the invitational mile Saturday with a new personal best of 4 minutes, 7.73 seconds, while Jonah finished sec-

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Pearl said he didn’t want the final call to define a great game, but he did say the officials seemed to be letting physical play go throughout. Texas Tech 61, Michigan State 51 MINNEAPOLIS — For those who thought Texas Tech only plays defense, it’s time to meet Matt Mooney. While the Red Raiders were locking down Michigan State on one end, the graduate transfer shooting guard was raining in 3s on the other, lifting Tech one win away from a title Saturday night with a 61-51 victory over the Spartans in the Final Four. Mooney matched his seasonhigh with 22 points, including three 3-pointers over the span of 3 minutes to give Texas Tech a 13-point lead midway through the second half. With the kind of ‘D’ Texas

ond in 4:11.56. Fried led a close pack of runners across the line in 4:12.07 as third through sixth finished within a second of each other. Ostrander clocked in at 4:41.03, first among two women in the race. Anchorage’s Hallidie Phillips finished behind in 5:25.43. Since their glory years at KCHS, the peninsula runners have had continued success on the college level. Ostrander is a two-time Division I champion in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase competing for Boise State, and Jonah Theisen is a Division II men’s steeplechase champion competing for Blacks Hills State. Ostrander’s fastest mile time running for Kenai was 4:47.86, but has since posted a collegiate PR of 4:35.79 earlier this year at the UW Invitational in Seattle. The Big C Relays also saw many current prep peninsula athletes strut their stuff early in the season. The biggest waves came from the throwing events, where Sol-

Tech plays, it was too much to overcome, and now the Red Raiders and are getting ready for another defensive battle, in a Monday final against Virginia, and its vaunted pack line defense. The Cavaliers are a slight 1-point favorite, and the over/under was at 117½ and falling late Saturday night. Texas Tech wins by doing just enough on the offensive end. On this night, Mooney did the major damage. “He’s obviously very, very talented, but the thing that impressed me tonight was just his courage, wanting to make those big plays in big moment,” Texas Tech coach Chris Beard said. Mooney’s first two shots in the stretch capped a 5-for-5 hot streak by Texas Tech (31-6) that stood as the game’s only true blast of offense. His third 3 gave Texas Tech a 48-35 lead with 9:38 left. Before and after that, it was all about defense — a game filled with air balls, blocked shots and clogged-up passing lanes. At one point, over a two minute stretch late in the first half, eight shots went up. Six of them didn’t touch the rim.

dotna junior Ituau Tuisaula and Homer senior Anna Brock both posted runner-up finishes in the shot put and discus, respectively. Tuisaula reached a new PR distance of 40 feet, 1/4 inch, in the shot, finishing second to Dimond senior Alissa Pili (41 feet, 9 1/4 inches). In the discus, Brock took second with a toss of 111 feet, 10 inches, while Pili won with a mark of 129 feet, 10 inches. Brock also finished fifth in the shot put. Peninsula athletes made up three of the top five in the discus, and five of the top nine. Behind Brock’s silver, SoHi junior Rachel Spence was fourth with a toss of 102 feet, 4 inches, Tuisaula was fifth with a throw of 95 feet, 4 inches, Nikiski junior Kaitlyn Johnson was seventh with a toss of 92 feet, 10 inches, and SoHi junior Bailey Leach was ninth at 90 feet, 7 inches. In the girls high jump, SoHi senior Danica Schmidt secured a tie for third with a leap of 4 feet, 8 inches, just 2 inches behind the winning leap. Behind Schmidt,

teammates Brittany Taylor and Kylie Ness tied for seventh with leaps of 4 feet, 4 inches. In the girls long jump, Homer sophomore Laura Inama took sixth with a leap of 15 feet, 6 1/4 inches, while Soldotna sophomore Mikayla Leadens was ninth with a leap of 15 feet, 2 1/4 inches. The girls sprints saw Kenai senior Hayley Maw take third in the 100-meter dash at 12.82 seconds. Later, in the 400 meters, SoHi senior Brittany Taylor opened her season with a 10th-place result at 1:04.79. Kenai senior Jaycie Calvert led the way for the peninsula in the distance races with a 10th in the girls 800 at 2:29.85 and sixth in the 3,200 at 11:52.82. SoHi sophomore Erika Arthur also placed well in the 3,200 with an eighthplace finish in 12:44.87. Kenai junior Savanna Wilson notched a pair of top-10 finishes in the girls hurdles, starting with a third-place result in the 100 hurdles in 16.90 seconds and finishing with a seventh-place finish in

the 300 hurdles at 51.39. Soldotna senior Sophie Thomas took eighth in the 300 event. Kenai senior Jarett Wilson was sixth in the boys 110 hurdles at 19.28 seconds, then took eighth in the 300 hurdles at 46.3 seconds. SoHi junior Wyatt Medcoff just beat him in the 300 event, getting seventh place in 45.0 seconds. The SoHi boys notched a strong result in the 400-meter sprint relay with a fourth-place run, only 1.64 seconds behind the winning Chugiak team. Ben Booth, Christopher Edelman, Eli Cravens and Aaron Faletoi formed the team. SoHi junior Melvin Lloyd posted a fourth-place throw in the boys shot put with a PR distance of 46 feet, 1 inch. In the boys discus, Soldotna senior Cody Nye took sixth with a PR throw of 120 feet, 7 inches. In the boys long jump, Soldotna sophomore Trenton O’Reagan took ninth at 18 feet, 1 3/4 inches, while junior Tyler Morrison was right behind in 10th at 18 feet, 1/4 inch.

Homer softball goes 4-3 in Kodiak The Homer softball team opened its season Thursday and Friday with play at the Island Invitational in Kodiak. The Mariners played three games Thursday and four more on Friday, finishing 4-3 over those two days. Starting Thursday, Homer suffered a 2-1 loss to Kodiak, giving up a run in both the third and fourth innings to fall to the Bears. Zoe Adkins struck out seven in 3 1-3 innings pitched for Homer. Homer went on to record a 7-3 win over Wasilla. After taking a 3-0 lead, Homer plated four runs in the third inning to grab a commanding edge over the Warriors. Grace Godfrey knocked in four RBIs on two hits, while Adkins whiffed five in two frames of work in

the pitching circle. The Mariners finished Thursday with an 8-5 loss to Delta Junction. The Huskies plated five runs in the first two take an early lead. Homer rallied back with three runs in the third to close the gap to 6-4, but Delta tacked on two more in the fourth to help seal the win. Annalyn Brown threw four innings and struck out two. Friday, the Mariners opened with a 7-4 win over Colony. Brianna Hetrick batted in three runs on two hits, while Brown whiffed three batters in two innings of pitching. The Knights scored four times in the first inning, but Homer responded with five runs in the bottom half to take the lead, then

plated two more in the second. Homer then moved on to a 6-1 win over Lathrop, staking out a 5-0 lead to cruise to the win. Kaitlyn Johnson notched three RBIs for Homer. Later Friday, the Mariners returned to beat Delta 8-4. Elizabeth Love led the charge with three RBIs on two hits. The Mariners tallied six runs in the first inning to cruise to the win. Homer ended the day Friday with a 3-2 loss to Kodiak. The Bears took a 3-0 lead in the third inning. Homer responded with two runs in the bottom half of the frame but couldn’t complete the comeback. In the pitching circle, Adkins held station with seven strikeouts in 2 2-3 innings.

Bell wins Xfinity race at Bristol BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Christopher Bell earned his first career Bristol Motor Speedway victory and a $100,000 bonus with the Xfinity Series win Saturday. Bell got his second victory of the season, his 10th in 48 starts, by passing

Brandon Jones with 17 laps remaining. Jones had a tire issue that sent him to the wall and then to pit road, and Bell didn’t have another challenger in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. “That’s pretty cool to get my first win here,” Bell said. “Joe Gibbs Rac-

ing has a really, really good package here at Bristol, but for whatever reason we struggled to find that. It didn’t feel good basically all of practice. Didn’t qualify good and as soon as the green flag dropped for the race I was really loose.

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ute on a through ball that he carried into the box for a 4-1 West lead. The Eagles got one more in the 76th minute on a scoring strike from Charles Jamie. SoHi senior goaltender Woodward faced 14 shots in goal before exiting the game with about 10 minutes left after reopening a stitched-up wound in his hand. Jose Montague took over and saw two shots and allowed one. Overall, West outshot SoHi 16-6. “A lot of that was just youth,” Holmes explained. “I see some promise, I saw it in the first half and hopefully we can carry it on going forward.” Holmes added that the trio of Heiber, Alex Montague and Kaleb Swank did well in creating scoring opportunities, but execution by the full team is needed to compete against the Anchorage schools. “They are all really strong guys, but if we’re not getting the support around them, they can’t take on (West) themselves,” he said. In the girls game, the Eagles broke through a tough midfield battle in the 28th minute with a goal from Annika Colberg, who was just wide enough on a teammate’s cross to get past SoHi freshman goalie Katie Delker. Jimmy Love said the defensive ability of the team in keeping West at bay for much of the game resided in

SoHi’s ability to force the Eagles offside when a run began gathering steam. “Purposefully or not, I think we got some offside calls in our favor, and that’s not something that we worked on at all,” Love explained. Delker stopped seven of eight shots on goal for SoHi in the first half, and senior Margarida Mendoca made five saves on seven shots in the second half, subbing in for Delker. With a slim 1-0 lead at halftime, the second half was the right time for one of West’s most dangerous scorers, Beatrix Brudie, to step up. Brudie got her foot on a through ball in the 55th minute to score for a 2-0 lead. The agile forward collected the ball and battled out a SoHi defender down the right side to deposit it to the left side of the net. West assistant coach Regina Pierce said the Eagles took heed of some tactical advice given by the coaching staff at halftime, helping them break free from an otherwise close contest. “Our girls really worked the channels, they were right where they needed to be,” Pierce said. West sealed the win with a goal from Chloe Austerman in the 68th minute. Austerman received a cross from the deep right goal line and was in position to slip the ball by Mendoca. Love said a lackadaisical start to the game ultimately allowed the Eagles to take

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first peninsula team ever to play in a state final (the Kards finished second to South Anchorage), and last year they became the first to win a championship at the Division II level. “It kind of adds into the story of the program,” Lopez said. “That’s what’s been so special to the guys the past few years, the heritage we have, particularly that class of seniors to come up with that and have so many of these firsts for Kenai. We take a lot of pride in that and it certainly means a lot to the program and to the guys.” Kenai is looking at a tough road ahead in their fight to repeat as state champs. With the target squarely on their backs, the Kardinals will be facing every team’s best game throughout the season. “It’s going to be a battle if they want that opportunity again,” Lopez said. “But they’ve seen the hard work it takes to accomplish, so we’re feeling good.” One of the few teams to truly test the might of the Kardinals last year was Homer. The Mariners were the only conference team to not lose to Kenai in the regular season, courtesy of a tie. In typical fashion, Homer head coach Warren Waldorf had his Mariners squad humming by the time postseason play came around, and the Mariners finished second in the region and third at state. This year, Waldorf is staying quiet on the strength of his 2019 squad. “We won’t know how good we can play until May,” he said. While Kenai is at this moment still the reigning champs, there are some that believe Soldotna has surpassed Kenai as the new team to beat in the Peninsula Conference in 2019. “SoHi’s on a whole another level,” said Nikiski coach Harrison Deveer. “They’re definitely the team to beat.” SoHi gained a new head coach this season in David Holmes, who takes over for previous maestro Darryl Byerley. Holmes inherits a talented group of sophomores and juniors that were part of last year’s third-place Peninsula Conference team. Waldorf and the Mariners will play host to Peninsula Conference opponents this May as Homer gets home field for the tournament May 16 through 18. The tournament will send two representatives to the Division II state tournament, but a new rule this year adds two more teams to the state field with at-large berths. Waldorf pointed out the share

Soldotna’s Sierra Longfellow (10) races to the ball ahead of West’s Beatrix Brudie Friday in a nonconference contest at Soldotna High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

advantage of the Stars. “We were flat,” he said. “They were playing more physical than we were. We weren’t working the ball up the field as a team, and it’s hard to score when you

of teams statewide that now get to go to the big dance — as recent as two years ago, when there was just one state tournament for all, eight teams out of the roughly 30 across the state qualified. Last year, with the introduction of two six-team tournaments split between Division I and II, that number became 12. This year, with the at-large berths announced, the number of teams that get to go to state is 16, or about half of the schools across Alaska. Waldorf wouldn’t delineate on whether he thought that was a good change or not, but other coaches believe it’s a positive step forward. “I’m glad they bumped it back to eight,” Lopez said. Deveer is pleased to see two additional spots open up to state, but knows his Nikiski boys team will still be fighting an uphill climb to secure a bid as one of the smaller teams in the division. “Nikiski and Seward shouldn’t be in the same conference as Soldotna and Kenai, but it is what it is,” Deveer said. “I tell my players, compete against Seward, and beat one of (the bigger teams). That’s how we’re going to have to approach the region tournament. Play one game, then show up and give our hardest in the next.” The following is a closer look at each team: KENAI CENTRAL KARDINALS

don’t do that. One person can’t do it all.” The game also could have turned in SoHi’s favor just five minutes into the second half on a close miss by junior Ryann Can-

nava. The Stars forward got the ball in West’s goal box but couldn’t convert on the opportunity to score, which would have tied it up. “I really think if Ryann had finished that one,

‘It’s going to be a battle if they want that opportunity again. But they’ve seen the hard work it takes to accomplish, so we’re feeling good.’ — Shane Lopez, Kenai boys soccer coach

working with Zack,” Lopez said. “He was tutored by one of our best alumni strikers.” Kenai’s midfield sees the return of junior Nate Beiser and senior Thomas Levy-Canedo, while adding sophomore Tucker Vann and freshmen Joe Hamilton, Johann Carranza and Ezok Villalva. Lopez said the defensive core will see a collection of players from junior Roman Custodio, senior Travis McKinley, sophomore James Baisden and junior Travis Verkuilen, who could also play up front. Sophomore Braedon Pitsch is back in goal for Kenai, after a month of May 2018 during which Lopez said Pitsch did not allow a single goal. SOLDOTNA STARS David Holmes takes over a Soldotna program looking for its first state appearance since 2016, when the Stars finished tied for seventh. Last season, SoHi lost 6-5 in penalty kicks to Homer in the conference semifinals, missing out on a chance to play at state by the slimmest of margins. The Stars ultimately secured third place at the region tournament with a win over Seward, but are looking for more this year. “We have a young team,” Holmes said after a loss to West Anchorage on Friday. “We’re still working it out, we don’t have our legs yet … but I see a lot of promise.” Of the returning players, sophomore Josh Heiber is among the ones to watch for as a returning first-team allconference player. Heiber leads a trio of dangerous strikers for SoHi that includes junior Alex Montague and newcomer Kaleb Swank, a senior transfer from California. Backing up the front row are sophomores Dylan Walton, Caden Hoover and Austin Escott. The defensive midfield will include juniors Brace Rosin, Kobe Miller and Cameron Johnson, along with sophomores Trenton O’Reagan and Jose Montague.

The Kenai boys won three consecutive region championships and one Division II state crown under Joel Reemtsma’s watch, but now Lopez steps up to take over the Kardinals after four years as an assistant. Lopez said stepping into his new role has become a privilege for him. “It’s certainly big shoes to fill,” he said. “It’s definitely kind of a weird one, because Joel and I had become good friends and we worked well and had been a team with what we were doing. We had a lot of talks and spent a lot of time poring over film and doing all this work together to make it happen, so it feels strange going at this solo without him.” Lopez will inherit a solid group of returning players that have been part of the ride. Among those leading the charge is senior midfielder Damien Redder, a four-year starter who Lopez said is a leader on the team. Joining Redder is a young striker in sophomore Leif Lofquist. Lopez said Lofquist spent a lot of time last year learning from then-senior Zack Tuttle, and hopes the young talent will HOMER MARINERS use that to help the Kardinals scoring punch with Redder. Waldorf is the reigning con“I think he picked up a lot ference boys coach of the year,

and for good reason. The Mariners defeated Soldotna 6-5 on penalty kicks in last year’s conference semifinals to earn a state spot, then won third place at the state dance with a 3-0 win over North Pole, the No. 2 seed. Waldorf said he is still unsure of this year’s fortunes as Homer has yet to get a game under its belt. Homer will travel to play Soldotna on Tuesday, which will give the Mariners a chance to put all the pieces together. “I feel like we’re off to a slow start this year,” Waldorf said. “I’m still struggling to get a couple kids eligible and we’re a bit smaller this year.” With around 25 players on the current roster, Waldorf is still handling a talented lineup. Among the returning cast is senior goalkeeper Tucker Weston (who Waldorf praised for having a strong finishing kick in net last year), and forwards Clayton Beachy, Dexter Lowe and Avram Salzmann. Beachy is a sophomore and Lowe and Salzmann are seniors. Seniors Tom Gorman and Henry Russell will also get time up front. The Homer midfield will include returning juniors Daniel Reutov, Austin Shafford and Ethan Pitzman, and will also welcome newcomer Eyob Knapp, who could also be sent to the front. Waldorf added that Homer could receive a boost with the addition of defender Isaiah Nevak, but that it remains to be seen if Nevak will be able to play. One of the highlights for the season will be a Southeast trip to play Juneau, Ketchikan and Thunder Mountain the third weekend of April. NIKISKI BULLDOGS Harrison Deveer returns for his third year with the team and is positive about the increased roster numbers, his biggest yet at around 30 players. It allows Deveer to play close to two complete teams at varsity and JV. “I feel like we are, I wouldn’t say better, but we have a lot of new additions,” he said. “It’s going to make the team much better.”

it would’ve made a more mental difference and the girls would’ve responded differently,” Love said. “But hey, you miss some, and you have to turn around and come back.”

The Bulldogs open their season Thursday with a big test at Kenai Central, but it’s a welcome contest on the artificial turf at Ed Hollier Field. Nikiski is the lone team on the central peninsula that doesn’t have the luxury of a turf pitch, which means the Bulldogs must wait for the snow to melt on their natural grass field, a slower process. “We’re very excited for our first game at Kenai, I think this is the year we stand a chance to compete against them,” Deveer said. “I still consider us underdogs to compete against those teams, but our boys can show up and compete and maybe walk away with a win.” The Bulldogs did not put any players from the 2018 team on the conference first-team list, but Nikiski does return one of two conference second-team members in junior Michael Mysing. Leading the attack up front for Nikiski is Brazilian transplant Pedro Souza, who moved with his family from the soccer-crazy country in South America. Deveer is confident that Souza can use that experience growing up in Brazil to help the team. “He has a great knowledge in soccer,” Deveer said. Nikiski’s four midfielders behind Souza will include sophomore Gavin White and Kenai transfer Isaiah Gray, and seniors Justin Harris and Shane Weathers. Behind that, the defensive core includes Mysing, senior newcomer Jace Kornstad, sophomore Jim Lamping, sophomore Trevor Mysing and Caileb Payne. Deveer said Koleman McCaughey and Seth DeSiena will also get significant time. The Nikiski defense will be capped with junior goaltender Michael Eiter, who returns for another year in net. SEWARD SEAHAWKS The Seward boys are on the upswing after a rebuilding year in 2018. Last year, the Seahawks experienced the zero to hero storyline — Seward did not have enough numbers to field a boys team in 2017, but returned in 2018 to not only compete, but win their first game at the Peninsula Conference tournament, putting them into the semifinals with a shot to advance to state. The state dream died with a loss to top-seeded Kenai in the region semis, but a lot of progress was made in just a couple of days. The Seahawks graduated 2018 second-team member Case Estes, leaving a hole to fill.




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Pergolas: Ancient garden structures are getting updated Pergolas have been part of home gardens for a long time, but they’re getting some modern upgrades because of trends toward backyard sanctuaries and entertaining. Historically, pergolas were simple, overhead structures used to protect garden walkways. They were characterized by long linear shapes, said Gail Hansen, an associate professor and Extension specialist in landscape design with the University of Florida. Today, pergolas are customized for use covering outdoor patios and elaborate entertainment areas. “Many homeowners like to spend more time outdoors, and the relaxed ease of outdoor entertaining is more suited to our lifestyle and less formal entertainment activities,” Hansen said. Backyard pergolas are usually attached to houses or, if they’re freestanding, are near indoor kitchens for easy access, she said. “Homeowners are updating their outdoor entertainment areas with fully appointed kitchens and luxurious patio furniture,” Hansen said. “In addition to the traditional gas grill, nearly every kitchen appliance has been modified for outdoor use,” including sinks, refrigerators, wine coolers, griddles, ice makers, pizza ovens and warming drawers, she said. “Stainless steel is the preferred material.” Pergolas sometimes are confused with arbors, which often are arch-shaped, with a continuous run of latticework from side to side, said Missy Henriksen, vicepresident of public affairs for the National Association of Landscape Professionals. “Traditionally, arbors shade gates, walkways or a bench, are only a few feet wide and provide the perfect support for climbing plants,” she said. Both landscape-design structures support climbing plants, she said, but pergolas are more elaborate and help shade entire outdoor spaces. When designed and oriented correctly, a pergola can cast enough shade to make even a hot afternoon enjoyable, or if homeowners need additional protection from the elements, they can install a retractable shade, Henriksen said. “The increase we are seeing in homeowners’ requests for pergolas is another example of how people are investing in their outdoor living spaces to create ‘staycation sanctuaries,’ add sizzle to outdoor entertaining and personalize their individual home environments,” she said. You can tailor your pergola with everything from chandeliers and ceiling fans to strings of lights, fabric, space heaters and sound systems. “Add colour and excitement to an outdoor space with thriller, filler and spiller container gardens,” Henriksen said. “With the perfect planting combination and unique container, homeowners can add rich colour and texture to a stunning pergola.” Landscape professionals can help you understand the pros and cons of different materials used for pergolas. Options include pressure-treated woods, cedar wood, vinyl and fiberglass, Henriksen said. Pressure-treated wood generally looks best if it’s painted or stained, she said. Cedar is insect-resistant and looks great right from the sawmill. “You can leave it untreated to turn a soft silver grey, or stain and seal it to hold its colour,” she said. Vinyl requires little maintenance while fiberglass can be painted, spans longer distances without posts and, due to its light weight, doesn’t require the same deep footers that other materials dictate, Henriksen said.

This 2018 photo shows a pergola used to enhance a front entry at a home near Langley, Wash. (AP Photo/ By Dean Fosdick)

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Meet the organizing pros who let you keep more stuff By ALICIA RANCILIO Associated Press

NEW YORK — Joanna Teplin and Clea Shearer of the Nashville-based company The Home Edit believe in streamlining your belongings to get organized, but they say it isn’t realistic to expect people to pitch so much of their stuff. “We definitely are more lenient in purging than Marie Kondo’s method,” said Shearer, referring to the author of the best-selling book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.” Kondo also has her own series on Netflix, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” and has sparked the verb “Kondo-ing,” meaning purging anything that doesn’t “spark joy.” “In our consumer-driven culture, we do understand people are going to own a few more things than she would suggest,” said Shearer. “We just try and coach (clients) to think through it.” The questions they ask are: Do you love it, do you use it, or is it special? “A plunger brings nobody any joy, but you must own one,” added Shearer. “People sometimes get so excited they cleaned out everything and now they’re left with three tank tops and a pair of leggings.” Teplin and Shearer are sharing their philosophy in the New York Times bestselling book “The Home Edit: a Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals.” “To hire us is a luxury service just like hiring a personal trainer,” said Shearer. “Our book allows our way to be accessible for people who want to do it themselves.” In this interview with The Associated Press, lightly edited for length and clarity, they talk more about their technique, celeb clientele and more. ——— AP: Your Instagram and book show you using multiple containers — like baskets or bins — that look the same. What do you think about organizational hacks like using empty tissue boxes or toilet paper rolls to bunch items together? SHEARER: That’s just not who we are. I totally respect if people want to do that. … We pick items that look beautiful. While I know people want to reuse an empty shoe box, it’s just not our thing. TEPLIN: Uniformity of product is so important to us. To make it look a certain way, it’s important to keep the uniform. If you have one basket that looks one way and another one that looks totally different and another one off over here,

This 2017 photo shows a after shot of a kitchen storage area in Nashville following being organized by The Home Edit founders . (The Home Edit via AP)

you lose that aesthetic that is so pleasing to the eye. AP: What’s your advice for people who have collections? SHEARER: We love to honor a collection. If someone really loves something, we will find a way to highlight it and make something that they are happy to look at. We’ll say, is this a collection because you love it, or do you get a souvenir cup every time you go to the zoo? Let’s dig a little bit deeper and figure out what we’re working with. TEPLIN: There are things that people have accidentally collected that can be paired down. AP: What about keeping track of your kids’ artwork? SHEARER: What I do is each kid has a sentimental box throughout the school year or calendar year. When schoolwork comes home, you slip it into the box. At the end of the year, you go through it and weed out what you don’t want. You don’t know what you need to keep until you look back with some perspective, so you kind of put it in a holding pattern. AP: You’ve organized for celebrities including Christina Applegate, Tiffani Thiessen, Gwyneth Paltrow and Khloe Kardashian. Please say celebrities are like regular people who have messy closets. SHEARER: We’ve never walked into a home and said, “We’re not needed here.” Well, Khloe Kardashian’s was pretty close.

This 2018 photo shows Joanna Teplin, left, and Clea Shearer of The Home Edit at the Nashville home of Shearer. (John Shearer/The Home Edit via AP)

TEPLIN: It really isn’t organizing for her. It’s more like a collaboration. She’s like 99.9% there. If she wasn’t busy, we would love to have her work for us. SHEARER: We’ve done her pantry, her kitchen, her laundry room, her home office. We just adore her. She gets us in a way that no one really does. AP: Reese Witherspoon produces a show with you both for DirecTV called “Master the Mess.” How did that come about? SHEARER: Reese found us on Instagram and her company, Hello Sunshine,

DM’d us. … I remember the moment. They said, “Reese suggested we reach out” and I pulled my car over to the side of the road and I said, “I need you to repeat that.” AP: Have you organized for her? SHEARER: No! We have offered so many times. I feel like she feels bad like she doesn’t want to take advantage. I’m like, “Let us in! Let us into your messiest space!” I think she’s saving it for the TV cameras. ———— Follow Alicia Rancilio at aliciar

The basics of recycling, reducing, and reusing As more and more people, businesses and governments have embraced eco-friendly lifestyles and practices, it’s never been easier for men and women to make a positive impact on the planet. One of the simplest yet most effective ways to make such an impact is to look for ways to reduce waste, which often involves reusing materials and products that otherwise might be discarded. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, producing new items requires substantial amounts of materials and energy. Such products may require the extraction of raw materials from the earth before

they can be fabricated and transported to places where they will ultimately be sold. By resolving to reuse products, consumers can greatly reduce the impact their purchases have on the planet. Why reduce and reuse? A reduce and reuse lifestyle preserves natural resources and reduces waste, but there are additional benefits to such a lifestyle as well. • Reduces pollution: Harvesting new raw materials oftentimes contributes to pollution of our airways and waterways. By reusing items, consumers can decrease demand for new products, thereby reducing the pollution created when

harvesting the resources necessary to produce those items. • Emissions: Once harvested, raw materials are then turned into products. The process of transforming these materials into products can produce greenhouse gas emissions. According to Livescience. com, greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide trap heat and warm the globe, producing a host of potentially harmful consequences for the planet and its inhabitants. • Finances: Reducing and reusing has financial perks, namely the low prices of recycled items compared to brand new items. In addition, reus-

ing everyday items, such as coffee mugs, instead of buying new items each day can add up to sizable savings over time. Repurposing clothing, such as using once fashionable T-shirts as workout gear, also can be a great way to save money. How to reduce and reuse Just like there are myriad benefits to reducing and reusing, there many different ways for consumers to reduce waste and reuse items. • Shop for previously used items. Whether consumers are shopping for items for their homes or for new wardrobes, their options abound in regard to previously used items. Homeowners can work

with contractors who have experience in working with reclaimed materials, while also visiting antique shops or used furniture stores when furnishing their homes. When clothes shopping, consumers can visit consignment shops that sell like-new items at reduced prices. • Pay attention to packaging. One of the biggest contributors to unnecessary consumer waste is packaging. Packaging is often made of raw materials, and heavily packaged items therefore require the use of more raw materials than items with less packaging. Packaging typically find its way into landfills, so consumers looking to reduce

can favor items with less packaging when making their purchases and/or look for items packaged with reused or recycled materials. • Maintain existing products. Reusing items does not always require repurposing them. By taking care of their existing products and possessions, consumers can get more mileage out of them, reusing them for far longer than they could if the products were not better maintained. Reducing waste and reusing items go hand in hand. Embracing a lifestyle that emphasizes reducing and reusing can have a significant, long-lasting and positive impact on the planet.

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Yabba dabba don’t: California town rejects Flintstones house By JANIE HAR Associated Press

H I L L S B O RO U G H , Calif. — Towering dinosaurs stand among fanciful mushrooms in the sloping backyard. A life-sized Fred Flintstone welcomes visitors near the front door. And by the driveway on the lawn is a giant “Yabba Dabba Do” sign in orange, purple and red. The latest battle in the war between government rules and property rights is playing out in a posh San Francisco suburb, where a retired publishing mogul has installed an elaborate homage to “The Flintstones” family. The bold, bulbous house is surrounded by Stone Age sculptures inspired by the 1960s cartoon, along with aliens and other oddities. The controversy has sparked international media coverage and an online petition signed by thousands to preserve the attentiongrabbing property, visible from a nearby highway. The 2,730-square-foot (254-square-meter) house itself is not at stake, but the town of Hillsborough says Florence Fang’s multimillion-dollar property is a public nuisance and an eyesore. Officials filed a lawsuit in state court last month to make her remove the unpermitted garden installations. Fang does not live in the house but uses it to entertain. An attorney for the 84-year-old says snobby officials want to squelch Fang’s constitutional right to enjoy her yard, and promises a vigorous fight. “Mrs. Fang has made people smile, she’s giving them joy. What’s not to love about Dino, who acts like a dog?” said Angela Alioto, a former San Francisco supervisor. “What is wrong with these people?” The oddly shaped house, currently painted red and purple, was designed by ar-

chitect William Nicholson and built in 1976. Fang, a prominent philanthropist who once published the San Francisco Examiner, bought the property in June 2017 for $2.8 million. The whimsical front yard has statues of Barney and Betty Rubble, along with Fred and Wilma. A sign reads “No Dino Allowed” and features a purple cartoon dinosaur. Colorful mushroom sculptures dot the front and back. A steep staircase, deemed unsafe by town officials, leads to a garden of giant metal prehistoric animals. Mark Hudak, an attorney for Hillsborough, says the town prides itself on its rural, woodsy feel, and rules are in place “so neighbors don’t have to look at your version of what you would like to have, and you don’t have to look at theirs.” The case is simple, he said. “Whether she is building a project with amusing cartoon characters or Rodin statues or anything else, she still has to go through the process like everyone else,” he said. Government has the right to enforce public safety codes, and to ensure property owners don’t impinge on the rights of other property owners, said Tim Iglesias, a property professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law. Private property has been regulated in the United States since colonial times, he noted. But Iglesias says it’s unusual for a homeowner to ignore three work-stop orders issued by the city, as the March 13 complaint states Fang did. She also ignored an administrative order to remove the installations by Dec. 5, 2018, although she paid a $200 fine. “This is a situation where a very wealthy, sophisticated homeowner has basically thumbed her nose at the city consistently,”

In this photo is an exterior view of the Flintstone House in Hillsborough, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

he said. “If they let her get away, then all the other wealthy people in Hillsborough can say, ‘Hey, I can do whatever I want with my property. Who cares about the planning department?’” At a media tour of the property this week, Alioto said Fang will respond to the lawsuit with a counterclaim, but she declined to discuss specifics. She said Fang’s constitutional rights to free speech and religion were violated. Fang was not made available for an interview. “They want everything removed. They want the dinosaurs removed,” Alioto said. “They wanted her to put a tree in front of the dinosaur, so you couldn’t see the dinosaur.” David Levine, who specializes in civil litigation and remedies at the University of California Hastings College of the Law, said

In this photo dinosaurs and other figures stand outside the Flintstone House overlooking Interstate 280 in Hillsborough, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

property owners flout permit regulations all the time. Usually, they pay a fine and correct any safety issues. And as for which party

might prevail in court? “You have to figure out: Who’s the twit? They’re going to rule against the one that’s being a twit,” he

said. “Is the twit the homeowner that ignored all the orders or the twits saying, ‘We don’t like Wilma and Betty?’ “

Vaccine wars: Social media battle outbreak of bogus claims

In this file photo, measles, mumps and rubella vaccines sit in a cooler at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer

SAN FRANCISCO — Like health officials facing outbreaks of disease, internet companies are trying to contain vaccinerelated misinformation they have long helped spread. So far, their efforts at quarantine are falling short. Searches of Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram turn up all sorts of bogus warnings about vaccines, including the soundly debunked notions that they cause autism or that mercury preservatives and other substances in them can poison and even kill people. Some experts fear that the online spread of bad information about vaccines is planting or reinforcing fears in parents, and they suspect it is contributing to the comeback in recent years of certain dangerous childhood diseases, including measles, whooping cough and mumps. “The online world has been one that has been

very much taken over by misinformation spread by concerned parents,” said Richard Carpiano, a professor of public policy and sociology at the University of California, Riverside, who studies vaccine trends. “Medical doctors don’t command the sort of authority they did decades ago. There is a lack of confidence in institutions people had faith in.” The effort to screen out bogus vaccine information online is one more front in the battle by social media to deal with fake news of all sorts, including political propaganda. (Researchers have even found Russia-linked bots trying to sow discord by amplifying both sides of the vaccine debate.) Pinterest, the digital scrapbooking and search site that has been a leading online repository of vaccine misinformation, took the seemingly drastic step in 2017 of blocking all searches for the term “vaccines.” But it’s been a leaky quarantine. Recently, a

search for “measles vaccine” still brought up, among other things, a post titled “Why We Said NO to the Measles Vaccine,” along with a sinister-looking illustration of a hand holding an enormous needle titled “Vaccine-nation: poisoning the population one shot at a time.” Facebook, meanwhile, said in March that it would no longer recommend groups and pages that spread hoaxes about vaccines, and that it would reject ads that do this. This appears to have filtered out some of the most blatant sources of vaccine misinformation, such as the website But even after the changes, anti-vax groups were among the first results to come up on a search of “vaccine safety.” A search of “vaccine,” meanwhile, turns up the verified profile of Dr. Christiane Northrup, a physician who is outspoken in her misgivings about — and at times opposition to — vaccines.

On Facebook’s Instagram, hashtags such as “vaccineskill” and accounts against vaccinating children are easily found with a simple search for “vaccines.” The discredited ideas circulating online include the belief that the recommended number of shots for babies is too much for their bodies to handle, that vaccines infect people with the same viruses they are trying to prevent, or that the natural immunity conferred by catching a disease is better than vaccines. In truth, fear and suspicion of vaccines have been around as long as vaccines have existed. Smallpox inoculations caused a furor in colonial New England in the 1700s. And anti-vaccine agitation existed online long before Facebook and Twitter. Still, experts in online misinformation say social networking and the way its algorithms disseminate the most “engaging” posts — whether true or not —

have fueled the spread of anti-vaccination propaganda and pushed parents into the anti-vax camp. Jeanine Guidry, a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University who studies social media and vaccines, said social media amplifies these conversations and creates echo chambers that can reinforce bad information. Carpiano said it is difficult to document the actual effect social media has had on vaccination rates, but “we do see decrease in coverage and rise in gaps of coverage,” as well as clusters of vaccine-hesitant people. Despite high-profile outbreaks , overall vaccination rates remain high in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But the percentage

of children under 2 who haven’t received any vaccines is growing. Some of the fake news online about health and medicine appears to be spread by people who may genuinely believe it. Some seems intended to wreak havoc in public discourse. And some appears to be for financial gain. InfoWars, the conspiracy site run by right-wing provocateur Alex Jones, routinely pushes anti-vax information and stories of “forced inoculations” while selling what are billed as immune supplements. sells such products, too. “It is a misinformation campaign,” Carpiano said. “Often couched in ‘Oh, we are for choice, understanding, education,’” he said. “But fundamentally it is not open to scientific debate.”

C2 | Sunday, April 7, 2019 | Peninsula Clarion

Yabba dabba don’t: California town rejects Flintstones house By JANIE HAR Associated Press

H I L L S B O RO U G H , Calif. — Towering dinosaurs stand among fanciful mushrooms in the sloping backyard. A life-sized Fred Flintstone welcomes visitors near the front door. And by the driveway on the lawn is a giant “Yabba Dabba Do” sign in orange, purple and red. The latest battle in the war between government rules and property rights is playing out in a posh San Francisco suburb, where a retired publishing mogul has installed an elaborate homage to “The Flintstones” family. The bold, bulbous house is surrounded by Stone Age sculptures inspired by the 1960s cartoon, along with aliens and other oddities. The controversy has sparked international media coverage and an online petition signed by thousands to preserve the attentiongrabbing property, visible from a nearby highway. The 2,730-square-foot (254-square-meter) house itself is not at stake, but the town of Hillsborough says Florence Fang’s multimillion-dollar property is a public nuisance and an eyesore. Officials filed a lawsuit in state court last month to make her remove the unpermitted garden installations. Fang does not live in the house but uses it to entertain. An attorney for the 84-year-old says snobby officials want to squelch Fang’s constitutional right to enjoy her yard, and promises a vigorous fight. “Mrs. Fang has made people smile, she’s giving them joy. What’s not to love about Dino, who acts like a dog?” said Angela Alioto, a former San Francisco supervisor. “What is wrong with these people?” The oddly shaped house, currently painted red and purple, was designed by ar-

chitect William Nicholson and built in 1976. Fang, a prominent philanthropist who once published the San Francisco Examiner, bought the property in June 2017 for $2.8 million. The whimsical front yard has statues of Barney and Betty Rubble, along with Fred and Wilma. A sign reads “No Dino Allowed” and features a purple cartoon dinosaur. Colorful mushroom sculptures dot the front and back. A steep staircase, deemed unsafe by town officials, leads to a garden of giant metal prehistoric animals. Mark Hudak, an attorney for Hillsborough, says the town prides itself on its rural, woodsy feel, and rules are in place “so neighbors don’t have to look at your version of what you would like to have, and you don’t have to look at theirs.” The case is simple, he said. “Whether she is building a project with amusing cartoon characters or Rodin statues or anything else, she still has to go through the process like everyone else,” he said. Government has the right to enforce public safety codes, and to ensure property owners don’t impinge on the rights of other property owners, said Tim Iglesias, a property professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law. Private property has been regulated in the United States since colonial times, he noted. But Iglesias says it’s unusual for a homeowner to ignore three work-stop orders issued by the city, as the March 13 complaint states Fang did. She also ignored an administrative order to remove the installations by Dec. 5, 2018, although she paid a $200 fine. “This is a situation where a very wealthy, sophisticated homeowner has basically thumbed her nose at the city consistently,”

In this photo is an exterior view of the Flintstone House in Hillsborough, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

he said. “If they let her get away, then all the other wealthy people in Hillsborough can say, ‘Hey, I can do whatever I want with my property. Who cares about the planning department?’” At a media tour of the property this week, Alioto said Fang will respond to the lawsuit with a counterclaim, but she declined to discuss specifics. She said Fang’s constitutional rights to free speech and religion were violated. Fang was not made available for an interview. “They want everything removed. They want the dinosaurs removed,” Alioto said. “They wanted her to put a tree in front of the dinosaur, so you couldn’t see the dinosaur.” David Levine, who specializes in civil litigation and remedies at the University of California Hastings College of the Law, said

In this photo dinosaurs and other figures stand outside the Flintstone House overlooking Interstate 280 in Hillsborough, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

property owners flout permit regulations all the time. Usually, they pay a fine and correct any safety issues. And as for which party

might prevail in court? “You have to figure out: Who’s the twit? They’re going to rule against the one that’s being a twit,” he

said. “Is the twit the homeowner that ignored all the orders or the twits saying, ‘We don’t like Wilma and Betty?’ “

Vaccine wars: Social media battle outbreak of bogus claims

In this file photo, measles, mumps and rubella vaccines sit in a cooler at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer

SAN FRANCISCO — Like health officials facing outbreaks of disease, internet companies are trying to contain vaccinerelated misinformation they have long helped spread. So far, their efforts at quarantine are falling short. Searches of Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram turn up all sorts of bogus warnings about vaccines, including the soundly debunked notions that they cause autism or that mercury preservatives and other substances in them can poison and even kill people. Some experts fear that the online spread of bad information about vaccines is planting or reinforcing fears in parents, and they suspect it is contributing to the comeback in recent years of certain dangerous childhood diseases, including measles, whooping cough and mumps. “The online world has been one that has been

very much taken over by misinformation spread by concerned parents,” said Richard Carpiano, a professor of public policy and sociology at the University of California, Riverside, who studies vaccine trends. “Medical doctors don’t command the sort of authority they did decades ago. There is a lack of confidence in institutions people had faith in.” The effort to screen out bogus vaccine information online is one more front in the battle by social media to deal with fake news of all sorts, including political propaganda. (Researchers have even found Russia-linked bots trying to sow discord by amplifying both sides of the vaccine debate.) Pinterest, the digital scrapbooking and search site that has been a leading online repository of vaccine misinformation, took the seemingly drastic step in 2017 of blocking all searches for the term “vaccines.” But it’s been a leaky quarantine. Recently, a

search for “measles vaccine” still brought up, among other things, a post titled “Why We Said NO to the Measles Vaccine,” along with a sinister-looking illustration of a hand holding an enormous needle titled “Vaccine-nation: poisoning the population one shot at a time.” Facebook, meanwhile, said in March that it would no longer recommend groups and pages that spread hoaxes about vaccines, and that it would reject ads that do this. This appears to have filtered out some of the most blatant sources of vaccine misinformation, such as the website But even after the changes, anti-vax groups were among the first results to come up on a search of “vaccine safety.” A search of “vaccine,” meanwhile, turns up the verified profile of Dr. Christiane Northrup, a physician who is outspoken in her misgivings about — and at times opposition to — vaccines.

On Facebook’s Instagram, hashtags such as “vaccineskill” and accounts against vaccinating children are easily found with a simple search for “vaccines.” The discredited ideas circulating online include the belief that the recommended number of shots for babies is too much for their bodies to handle, that vaccines infect people with the same viruses they are trying to prevent, or that the natural immunity conferred by catching a disease is better than vaccines. In truth, fear and suspicion of vaccines have been around as long as vaccines have existed. Smallpox inoculations caused a furor in colonial New England in the 1700s. And anti-vaccine agitation existed online long before Facebook and Twitter. Still, experts in online misinformation say social networking and the way its algorithms disseminate the most “engaging” posts — whether true or not —

have fueled the spread of anti-vaccination propaganda and pushed parents into the anti-vax camp. Jeanine Guidry, a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University who studies social media and vaccines, said social media amplifies these conversations and creates echo chambers that can reinforce bad information. Carpiano said it is difficult to document the actual effect social media has had on vaccination rates, but “we do see decrease in coverage and rise in gaps of coverage,” as well as clusters of vaccine-hesitant people. Despite high-profile outbreaks , overall vaccination rates remain high in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But the percentage

of children under 2 who haven’t received any vaccines is growing. Some of the fake news online about health and medicine appears to be spread by people who may genuinely believe it. Some seems intended to wreak havoc in public discourse. And some appears to be for financial gain. InfoWars, the conspiracy site run by right-wing provocateur Alex Jones, routinely pushes anti-vax information and stories of “forced inoculations” while selling what are billed as immune supplements. sells such products, too. “It is a misinformation campaign,” Carpiano said. “Often couched in ‘Oh, we are for choice, understanding, education,’” he said. “But fundamentally it is not open to scientific debate.”

Peninsula Clarion | Sunday, April 7, 2019 | C3


Celebrate our students!: Janet Larue Romig At the Kenai River Campus of Kenai Peninsula College, we like to celebrate our students and share their successes with our community. Here is one of many: Janet LaRue Romig says she was “perhaps a wee bit of a troublemaker” when she was a teenager. As a consequence, she never graduated from high school, earning only five and a half credits. But she didn’t let early failure prevent her from eventual success. After earning her GED in the late 1970s — then returning for regular classes in 1984 — at what was then Kenai Peninsula Community College, she learned the joys of learning and how to channel her energy into something more positive. She dabbled in engineering, had a brief career as a professional boxer, studied journalism, and then settled on the study of law. Last May, she graduated from the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, and on Nov. 1, after passing

the Alaska bar exam at age 61, she was sworn in as an attorney. Next month, she will be the keynote speaker at the May 9 Kenai River Campus commencement. In 1986, Janet left KPC with about 40 credits and transferred to the Colorado School of Mines to pursue an engineering degree. “What a flop,” she said. “I was smart enough to get in and smart enough to get out. I am not smart enough to be an engineer.” She returned to Alaska, and kept moving. In Chicago, she took up boxing and in 2000 appeared as the main subject in a short documentary called “Granite Janet.” At the 1:11 mark of the nearly 26-minute film, the camera reveals a small but telling tattoo low on Janet’s right shoulder, just above her bicep; in tight script it says one word: “Fearless.” She was 42 years old at the time. Chicago led to Las Vegas, then back to Alaska and on to New Orleans, where she began taking courses in

paralegal studies at Tulane University. More moves followed, but the progress didn’t stop. She earned a bachelor’s degree and then her law degree. Now she works in Fairbanks for a Superior Court judge, the Hon. Thomas I. Temple, and she hopes to eventually move on to the prosecutor’s office. “I plan on practicing for 30 years,” she said. “My mom lived to 95 and my aunt to 99, so I don’t think that is unreasonable. I should know a thing or two by then.” Janet has a long family history in Alaska. Her father, the renowned physician, Dr. Howard Romig, was born in Seward in 1911. His father, Dr. Joseph Romig, had followed his sister Edith to Bethel in 1896 and became known as the dog team doctor; Romig Junior High School in Anchorage is named after him. And her great-uncle John Kilbuck (married to Edith) started the Moravian Mission in Bethel in 1885; he led services in Yup’ik and also translated

the bible into Yup’ik. Janet, who has two daughters and a son of her own, credits KPC with helping her grow and be successful. “KPC is a gem,” she said. “I would not be where I am today without that GED from 40 years ago. Not only that: Of all the professors I have had in five schools over many years to get my BA and then law degree, Dr. Alan Boraas is the stand-out. Hands down. The best professor I have ever had.” “I remember my days at KPC,” she continued. “Being with scholars and talking about things that stretched my mind, my imagination, and being surrounded by people who gave me such encouragement. I learned to study, to write, to organize my thoughts, to take tests. My world felt so much bigger there. … There is nothing small or minor league about KPC.” Summing up her own life’s journey, she added: “From menace to society to licensed attorney. Life is

Janet LaRue Romig graduated from the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, and on Nov. 1, after passing the Alaska bar exam at age 61. (Courtesy photo)

grand and glorious, and the adventures never end.” We congratulate Janet on a career path that has had

many interesting twists and turns. We are proud of her success, and proud to call her our own.

Kids present movies at film festival

Educators get dressed up for the KPBSD Film Festival on March 7. (Courtesy photo)

On March 7, students from 10 schools around the Kenai Peninsula gathered at Kenai Central High School for a film festival. Back in January, the Quest classes of these schools were given the following requirements: Each film had to include the visual element, a fruit, the auditory element, a number, the camera operation, a pan,

and the editing element of fade/dissolve. In addition, films had to be under three minutes long. Upon receiving the prompts, students had nearly two months two write their scripts, film their production, edit and submit their films by March 1. In total, 37 films were submitted. The films were then or-

ganized and compiled for judging. Later that week, five judges from the local film production group “Final Spark” met to score the videos, and seven of the winners were decided. Early Thursday morning, filmmakers from Final Spark, Martin Media, and Standing Tide Productions began setting up.

By 10:30 a.m. the students that arrived were met with a red carpet entrance. They were each given an official film festival pass, and a door prize ticket. Inside, the commons were filled with booths such as, an audition center, a live greenscreen with rotating backgrounds for students to stand in front of, filming equipment setup, and on tables that the kids could touch and experiment with. A drone flying around with a livefeed to a monitor kids could watch. And of course the KPBSD Film Festival step and repeat banner above a red carpet for some exciting photo opportunities. Once everyone was ushered into the auditorium. The judges were introduced on stage as a panel and each asked a question regarding their area of expertise. The kids were also greeted with a guest appearance of the recent Kenai Performers production lead Willy Wonka, Spencer McAuliffe, who throughout the day would pull winning

Honoring our vets

“Golden” tickets from the door prize bucket. Then the films began. There were adventures, news casts, animations, mysteries, and of course comedies — just to name a few. The nearly two hours of films were shown on a giant screen stretching the entire length of the stage. Halfway through there was an intermission for lunch. (And of course more door prizes). As well as another chance to explore the various booths set up. When all the films finished playing, schools gathered to submit their audience choice votes. The judges and Willy Wonka returned to the stage to deliver the following results. Best use of Prompts — “Space,” Montessori Best Story — “No mistakes,” K-Beach Best Cinematography — “Clash of the Cookies,” Mountain View Best Acting — “Whats Newssss,” Seward Middle Best Production Design — “Mr. Froggy,” — K-Beach

Best Editing — “Types of teachers,” Soldotna Elementary Audience Choice — “Kidnapped,” Mountain View Best Film — “Kidnapped,” Mountain View Noah Kirby (sixth grade) from K-Beach says, “I thought it was really exciting. There were more things you could do. It was more competitive, the prompts made it harder and better.” Kate Medina (fourth grade) says, “I thought it was really interesting to see what other kids thought of, especially since I think kids are more creative than adults.” The festival was organized and hosted by Aaron Gordon, founder of Final Spark (, on Facebook and YouTube) and made possible with the help of Cyndy Bybee, Delana Green, Hali Sammis, Hannah Tauriainen, Jamie Nelson, Josiah Martin, Kendra Stevenson, Lesly Gordon, Silas Firth, and Spencer McAuliffe.

Local Judo fighters show off their gold again

American Legion members participate in the Posting of Colors at the National Vietnam Veterans Day celebration at Kenai Peninsula College on Friday, March 29. (Courtesty photo)

Thank our vets National Vietnam Veterans Day is observed every year on March 29 and is a way to thank and honor our nation’s Vietnam veterans and their families. Area folks gathered at Kenai Peninsula College to honor our local Vietnam veterans for their service to our country. The key note speaker was Jim McHale of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Other veterans also spoke to the audience. An emotional inspiration to all present. Each Vietnam veteran was recognized and received an official Vietnam Veteran Pin. Please plan to attend the local ceremony next March 29th to honor these Veterans for their service and sacrifice

Jim McHale of Military Order of Purple Heart, key note speaker, attends the National Vietnam Veterans Day ceremony at Kenai Peninsula College on Friday, March 29. (Courtesy photo)

Members of the local Sterling Judo Club are once again testing their abilities and progress from continued judo study and practice.

C4 | Sunday, April 7, 2019 | Peninsula Clarion

Duck the bread


Dear Heloise: I have read your wonderful column for years; thank you for all your great hints! Here are three of my own: 1. Sometimes cookies, pastries, bread, etc., come out of the oven looking beautifully golden-brown on the top, but the bottoms are burnt. I run the burnt bottoms along my cheese grater, and they look and taste perfect! (I usually “sand them down” over the sink so I can easily rinse away the evidence!) 2. To clean the coffee or tea stains from a cup, I spray the inside of the cup with a bleach-based kitchen cleaner, rinse it and PET PAL stick it in the dishwasher. It works great! Dear Readers: Marilyn M. in Manches3. My very favorite way to make ter, N.H., sent a picture of her Chloe relax-

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73 Wonka portrayer 74 Rock band with the 1994 4x platinum album “The Downward Spiral,” I for short N 75 Many Jazz fans C 77 Elusive sort E 78 Smooth-talking N S 79 ____ Reader E (quarterly magazine) 80 Prefix with scope 81 Bestow 84 “The Wonder Years” star 86 Goldman’s partner in banking 88 Symbol of poverty 89 Unwieldy boat 90 Visited out of deference (to) 94 Bright light in inclement conditions 98 Doesn’t bring up again, say 99 “Sad to say …” 100 Go off 101 Dodgers broadcaster Hershiser 102 K-12 103 Casting choice 105 Colorless mode at a copy shop 107 Strong servings with dessert 109 Bit of dental work 111 Where the Firestone tire company was founded 112 “____ Beso” (Paul Anka hit) 113 Sharp 114 Bull ____ 115 Tilted, in Stilton 116 Barbecue bone 117 Awful-smelling 118 Went back, as a tide 119 Like the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan

Weary wife needs new ideas to change man’s bad habits DEAR ABBY: My husband, “Joe,” and I have been married 45 years, and he drives me nuts! I have asked him countless times to use better table manners, speak proper English and treat others with respect. I’m not asking for perfection. I know I’m not perfect, but if someone pointed out something I was doing incorrectly or that embarrassed someone, I’d change what I was doing.

to send a gift. Was this rude, or is it normal behavior for people who do not have a wedding? -- NORMAL OR NOT? IN COLORADO

DEAR N. OR N.: This Abigail Van Buren is not normal behavior. It’s a gift grab, and you -- NOTHING CHANGES are not obligated to send this couple IN NEW YORK anything beyond your good wishes. To request gifts is a serious breach DEAR NOTHING: After 45 years of etiquette. Had you contacted her you should have come to the realizaand ASKED if there was anything tion that you cannot change another they needed, telling you then would person. For the sake of your sanity, have been appropriate. learn to change the way you react to DEAR ABBY: I’m in 6th grade. your husband’s poor table manners and bad English. Because he’s a slop- My best friend hates a girl in our class. py eater, consider eating with him She toilet-papered her house, posted less often. Because his grammar isn’t mean signs, threw eggs onto the famup to par, try to remember that you ily’s car and dumped shampoo in their married him this way and he man- mailbox. I’m really uncomfortable aged to get the words “I do” out well with what she did. She’s nice to me, though. What do I do? enough to satisfy the officiant.

Besides asking nicely, which I always do as to not belittle Joe, what can I do? It’s hard to ignore!

As to his disrespect for other people, the next time it happens, don’t ask him to cut it out, TELL him!


DEAR FRIEND ISSUE: Although your friend may dislike the classmate, she did not have the right to damage the family’s property. What she has been doing is called vandalism, and it is against the law. That it makes you uncomfortable shows you have a conscience. If you About a month after the wedding, are smart -- and I think you are -I received a card in the mail announcspend less time with her. I say this ing that she had gotten married, stating because a person like her could easshe and her husband are trying to buy a ily turn on you. house and gift cards to start their new Dear Abby is written by Abigail life would be appreciated. Abby, isn’t it out of line for someone to ask for gifts Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Philwhen they didn’t have a wedding and lips, and was founded by her mother, didn’t tell anyone about their elope- Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby ment until afterward? Several of my at or P.O. Box friends eloped, and I was never asked 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. DEAR ABBY: I have a friend who recently got married at the courthouse. Her parents were willing to host a wedding for her, but she chose not to have one since she and her husband live far from her hometown.


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Dear Readers: Your spring adventures may take you to a pond, where, lo and behold, there will probably be DUCKS! Watching the ducks splashing and paddling around is a beautiful and relaxing experience. But here’s a caveat: Leave the bread at home. Ducks like the taste of bread, but it is bad for them. It has zero nutritional value, and if they fill up on bread, they won’t be hungry for good, nutritional foods. Also, bread debris in the water can lead to algae buildup. What are good choices to feed ducks? Lettuce, thawed raw peas, oats, birdseed, cooked rice, seedless grapes and sweet corn -- cooked or raw! Ducks in the wild eat grasses, water plants and insects. -- Heloise P.S. Making the ducks dependent on people feeding them is not ideal, but feeding them occasionally is OK.


grilled cheese, especially when I am making multiple sandwiches, is in the oven! I butter one side of several evennumbered pieces of bread while my oven is warming to 375 degrees. Then I lay all the bread on a baking sheet, buttered side down, and put one piece of cheese on top of each piece of bread. I then can add items such as bacon, ham, onions and tomatoes on top of the cheese. I pop the tray into the oven for a couple of minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Then I take the tray out and flip one side of each sandwich on top of its partner with a spatula. Each sandwich turns out perfectly, lightly brown on the outside and melted on the inside. Also, the “add-ins” are slightly cooked and don’t fall out of the sandwich because they are already stuck in the melted cheese. People can ask for the type of bread, cheese and “add-ins” they want, and all the sandwiches are made at one time! -- Ann R., Reading, Pa. Wonderful hints! -- Heloise


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Jaqueline Bigar’s Stars HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Sunday, April 7, 2019: This year, you often feel as if you must use restraint in your communications and/or actions. You might want to create greater stability than in the recent past. Many people around you could be into control games. The only way to win is not to play. If single, you have many choices. Wait a while before committing. If attached, the two of you seem to balance each other. Express your happiness. TAURUS provides stability, but sometimes boredom. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHH Your expenses seem to be going out of whack. You might not be able to express your feelings as you would like. A higher-up or older person could be testy. Work with his or her energy rather than openly disagreeing. Tonight: Your treat. This Week: Speak your mind, as if you can help it! Change directions if need be. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHH Your personality emerges, allowing greater give-and-take. Someone understands you far better than you realize. Be willing to look at an issue that could involve your spirituality, travel and a special person in your life. Tonight: Just be yourself. This Week: A little concern goes far, but self-discipline goes even further financially. You lighten up Thursday. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH You have a lot on your mind, no matter which way you look at a situation. You might prefer to observe rather than to act or speak. Your caring emanates from a very solid space, though you can become manipulative. Tonight: Keep it low-key. This Week: Beam in more of what you want. Others will say “yes” more easily before Thursday. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHHH You naturally gravitate to where your friends are. Be more upbeat and progressive than in the recent past. A friend presents you with an offer that you cannot refuse. Let go of an issue with an associate or partner. Tonight: Share more with a loved one. This Week: Not until Thursday do you feel empowered, though you witness some odd events and backfires. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH You could be wondering which way you want to go with a personal matter. A discussion with a respected friend or elder could bring up concerns you haven’t even thought of. Be more open and in touch with your feelings. Tonight: A must appearance. This Week: You beam in exactly what you want, or so you think. You might have a change of heart midweek. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH Reach out for a loved one who you care a lot about. If you decide to change your concerns or plans, you will need to update this person as well as others. Do

not hesitate to get past a bias when dealing with a complicated matter. Tonight: Smile through a solemn moment or two. This Week: Take a stand if need be. Be aware that you might not like the feedback you receive. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHHH One-on-one relating might be highlighted. Listen to news that is forthcoming. A loved one or close associate comes in and shares plans more completely. Understand how vulnerable the other party might be in this situation. Tonight: Enjoy special company. This Week: Let your mind wander and try to jot down a thought or two. You might come up with a gem. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH Defer to others and get past an immediate concern. You need to allow others to demonstrate their knowledge and caring. Give a key person the time and space to do just that. You discover how important you are to this person. Tonight: Get into the moment. This Week: A partner has an interesting and touching approach when wanting to talk. Enjoy this person’s style. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHH Someone might be waffling about making plans. Actually, you have a lot to do and might not be upset at a change of plans. Share these feelings and help lighten up your mood. Be more forthright about how you feel in general. Tonight: Think “Monday.” This Week: Others seek you out. Do your best to fit everyone in. but feel free to say “no.” Others dominate. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHHH Your creativity evolves as a result of a certain person who is unpredictable and exciting. Another person makes an effort to help you relax. Your words have a caring tone that others respond to. Tonight: Paint the town red. This Week: Dig into your work or projects. Expect some disruption Thursday on. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHH You might feel pressured to handle a certain family member in order to keep the peace and allow greater happiness to flow. Nevertheless, you will maintain a certain distance. Be aware of another person’s expectations. Tonight: Happiest at home. This Week: Your playfulness inevitably surfaces. Events might encourage you to settle down Thursday. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH Do not hesitate to express what you feel. You could experience an unusually tense moment or two when dealing with a controlling person in your life. Try not to feed into this person’s power plays. Meet friends for a late brunch. Tonight: A party goes on wherever you are. This Week: Tension mounts. By Thursday, you might try a day off to just chill. A “no” can change to a “yes” if given time. BORN TODAY Actor Russell Crowe (1964), actor Jackie Chan (1954), musician Ravi Shankar (1920)

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ing on the couch. To see Chloe and her Pet Pal friends, visit my newly updated website,, and click on “Pet of the Week.” Do you have a furry and funny friend to share? Email a picture and description to -- Heloise

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Peak Oilfield Services is currently seeking qualified applicants for the following positions in the Cook Inlet region: Carpenter II Electrician Apprentice Electrician Journeyman Emergency Response Technician Equipment Operator II Fitter II Heavy Equipment Mechanic Instrument Technician Lab Technician Laborer/Roustabout I Production Operator Onshore Scaffold Welder I, II & III Job description information can be found by clicking the CAREERS tab on Peak’s website at and searching jobs in Alaska. Applications must be submitted online and include a resume attachment. Applicants must meet minimum certification credentials described in job description to be considered for employment.




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The REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA (Commission) gives notice that on April 1, 2019, Peninsula Refuse, LLC (Peninsula Refuse), filed an application for a new Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (Certificate). Peninsula Refuse proposes to provide commercial refuse service in central Kenai Peninsula. Docket No. U-19-019 was opened to address this matter.

Are you unemployed, underemployed, laid off or facing a layoff because of a business closure? Are you a commercial fishermen tired of being dependent on unstable salmon and other runs? We offer a dynamic career opportunity option. Train for jobs as United States Coast Guard-Certified, Able Bodied Seaman, Engine Room Oiler, or Steward Galley operations. All jobs offer a steady career ladder and union wages/benefits.

A person who proposes to file an application to furnish the same, or substantially the same service or facility to essentially the same service area or route, in whole or in part, thus creating the potential for mutually exclusive applications, must file a notice of intent to file a competing application by May 6, 2019. The person must then file the competing application by July 5, 2019. If no notice of intent to file a competing application is filed by May 6, 2019, the Commission will proceed to grant or deny Peninsula Refuse’s application for a new Certificate in accordance with the applicable provisions of AS 42.05.221 - 42.05.281. No motions for waiver or petitions for confidentially were filed with this application. The Commission has not assessed the completeness of the application. The Commission may determine whether the application is complete by April 22, 2019. You may obtain information about this application by contacting Sean Cude, Manager for Peninsula Refuse, at 42115 Kalifornsky Beach Rd., Suite B, Soldotna, AK 99669; phone: (907) 262-5994. The complete filing is also available for inspection at the Commission’s office at 701 West 8th Ave., Suite 300, Anchorage, AK 99501; phone: (907) 276-6222, or may be viewed at the Commission’s website at by typing Docket No. “U-19-019” in the Find the Matter search box. To comment on this filing, please file your comments by 5:00 p.m. April 26, 2019, at the Commission’s address given above or via our website at: Please reference Docket No. U-19-019, and include a statement that you have filed a copy of the comments with Sean Cude at the address given above. Individuals or groups of people with disabilities who require special accommodations, auxiliary aids or service, or alternative communication formats, please contact Valerie Fletcher-Mitchell at (907) 276-6222; toll free (800) 390-2782, or TTY/Alaska Relay: 7-1-1 or (800) 770-8973, or send a request via electronic mail to by April 19, 2019. Dated at Anchorage, Alaska, this 5th day of April, 2019. REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA Stephen McAlpine Chairman 851727

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The Pratt Museum is currently seeking charismatic and dedicated individuals for the position of Gallery Host. Gallery Hosts work as a team to provide a quality experience for all Museum visitors from 10AM-6PM during the summer. This is a part-time position with flexible schedules available. Priority may be given to applicants who are available to work week ends. Full job descriptions and applications can be found on our website, For questions call 907-235-8635 or email

Interested persons may object to the application by submitting a written statement of reasons for the objection to their local government, the applicant, and the Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office (AMCO) not later than 30 days after the director has determined the application to be complete and has given written notice to the local government. Once an application is determined to be complete, the objection deadline and a copy of the application will be posted on AMCO’s website at Objections should be sent to AMCO at or to 550 W 7th Ave, Suite 1600, Anchorage, AK 99501. Pub: 3/24, 3/31 & 4/7/2019 849723 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE STATE OF ALASKA THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT AT KENAI In the Matter of the Estate of MICHAEL A HALLFORD, Deceased. Case No. 3KN-19-00080 PR NOTICE TO CREDITOR NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented to the undersigned Personal Representative of the estate, at DOLIFKA & ASSOCIATES, P.C., ATTORNEYS AT LAW, P.O. Box 498, Soldotna, Alaska, 99669. DATED this 28th day of March, 2019. PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE /s/JENNIFER L BECKMANN Pub: 3/31, 4/7 & 4/14, 2019 850673 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE STATE OF ALASKA THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT AT KENAI In the Matter of the Estate of: EDWARD C GREENHALGH Deceased Case # 3KN-19-00056 PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that PAMELA K GREENHALGH has been appointed personal representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the decedent are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Dated this 23th day of March, 2019. /s/ Pamela K Greenhalgh PO Box 1074 Kasilof, Alaska, 99610 Pub: 3/31, 4/7 & 4/14, 2019 850677

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Work takes place aboard ocean-going freighters, tankers, Military Sealift Command (MSC) Support Vessels and even cruise ships in Hawaii. The five phase federally-certified training regimen takes approximately one year to complete and is done at the Seafarers affiliate training school --the Lundeberg School of Seamanship, located in Piney Point, Maryland and aboard contracted vessels at sea. Through an agreement between the Seafarers International Union and the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development recruitment for this great opportunity has been given a priority. All those who graduate are guaranteed employment by and through the Seafarers International Union. Sealink, Inc., a nonprofit organization based out of Ketchikan, AK has been awarded a grant by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development to handle the recruitment and assessment of individuals to determine eligibility and facilitate placement. Qualified applicants will also be given a needs assessment and if eligible, referred to the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development to assist them financially in obtaining the USCG mandated; Merchant Mariners Certification (MMC), the Homeland Security, mandated Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC), required physical/s, drug tests, passport, uniforms, clothing, possible dental work, eye wear, and airfare. For residents that have gone through the Ketchikan school system, the William Lund Memorial Scholarship may apply.

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There’s a wonderful world around us. Full of fascinating places. Interesting people. Amazing cultures. Important challenges. But sadly, our kids are not getting the chance to learn about their world. When surveys show that half of America’s youth cannot locate India or Iraq on a map, then we have to wonder what they do know about their world. That’s why we created It’s part of a free National Geographic-led campaign to give your kids the power of global knowledge. Go there today and help them succeed tomorrow. Start with our free parent and teacher action kits. And let your kids begin the adventure of a lifetime. It’s a wonderful world. Explore!

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Senior Branch Services Specialist Soldotna Branch Senior Branch Services Specialist Alaska’s largest credit union is seeking a Senior Branch Services Specialist to provide branch assistance to area branches, introduce new products and services, assist in providing and conducting training to branch employees with an emphasis on providing accurate, warm, friendly, efficient member service and cross sales of all credit union products and services including loans.The credit union strives to provide employees with a comfortable working atmosphere, career opportunities and financial security in the form of competitive compensation and comprehensive benefit programs.

PUBLIC AUCTION Commercial Bottling Equipment & Related Items. Auction Commercial Bottling Equipment And related items Wednesday April 10 at 2 PM Preview Tuesday April 9 from 2PM to 4 PM at 814 West Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage 19 bottle fill & capping line Komatsu propane forklift, Pallet wrapping machine, Pallet Jack, Tools, Bottles and more

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MICHAEL J WELCH is applying under 3 AAC 306.300 for a new Retail Marijuana Store license, license #19834, doing business as COLDSMOKE FARMACY, located at 840 KALIFORNSKY BEACH RD, SUITE B, SOLDOTNA, AK, 99669, UNITED STATES.

Men and women, must be at least 18 years of age, substance-free and in good health. The Seafarers International Union along with their contracted vessel operators are offering free training and a guaranteed job in the US Merchant Marine commercial maritime industry, with a great salary and lucrative benefits.

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The 2019 Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children was awarded to Sophie Blackall for “Hello Lighthouse.” This is Blackall’s second Caldecott medal. “Hello Lighthouse” takes readers inside the daily routine at a lighthouse, where the waves and weather continue outside and the lighthouse keeper’s family go about their business. Blackall grew up in south Australia in a country town near the beach. Today she lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her children, Olive and Edward. Blackall has said that illustrating books was “the thing I always wanted to do.” As a child, she started drawing on butcher paper that the butcher would give her on her walk home from school. She said, “I’m old-school. I use pencil first. And then I use Chinese ink, which comes like a little stick and a stone, and you grind the stick of ink on the stone with some water and it makes a paste. And I paint with that the black-andwhite tone layer. And then when that’s dry, I use watercolor washes over the top.” Blackall said, “If you want Sophie Blackall to be an artist, the main thing is to love it. You have to be willing to ... make mistakes ... and to redo it over and over again.”

• “A Big Mooncake for Little Star,” illustrated and written by Grace Lin

• “The Rough Patch,” illustrated and written by Brian Lies image courtesy Hachette Book Group

• “Thank You, Omu!” illustrated and written by Oge Mora

Newbery Honor Books

• “The Book of Boy,” written by Catherine Gilbert Murdock, illustrated by Ian Schoenherr image courtesy Penguin Random House

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The 2019 winner of the John Newbery Medal, awarded to an author for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children, is “Merci Suárez Changes Gears” by Meg Medina. Medina’s main character is a sixth-grade girl who’s meeting challenges at school and at home. Her grandfather has changed, somehow, but no one in the family will tell her why. And her school-assigned “buddy,” a new boy, makes her the target of jealousy from another girl. The Mini Page asked Meg Medina about how she became a writer. “My family told lots of tales about their lives in Cuba. I loved imagining the palm trees and mangoes. … It filled my imagination.” She said once she learned to read, she had “a portal to anywhere I want to go.” Medina grew up in Queens, a borough in New York City, but today she lives in Virginia with her husband and children and Meg their dog, Hugo. Medina Her advice for kids who want to write? “Really fall in love with stories and experience the many ways we can tell them. Volunteer for your school magazine or newspaper. Fill a private journal.”

Sophie Blackall

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Meg Medina

“Alma and How She Got Her Name,” illustrated and written by Juana Martinez-Neal

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Caldecott Honor Books

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Mini Fact:

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AwardWinning Books

Two Newbery Honor Books were named this year. There are four Caldecott Honor Books as well.

• “The Night Diary,” by Veera Hiranandani

Coretta Scott King awards The Coretta Scott King Author Award went to “A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919,” by Claire Hartfield. The King Illustrator Award was won by “The Stuff of Stars,” illustrated by Ekua Holmes and written by Marion Dane Bauer.

The Mini Page® © 2019 Andrews McMeel Syndication

Try ’n’ Find

Mini Jokes

Words that remind us of award-winning books are hidden in this puzzle. Some words are hidden backward, and some letters are used twice. See if you can find: ARTIST, AUTHOR, AWARD, BLACKALL, BOOK, CALDECOTT, CHILDREN, EXPLORE, HONOR, ILLUSTRATOR, KING, LIBRARY, LITERATURE, MEDAL, MEDINA, NEWBERY, PICTURE, STORIES, WRITER.















Bina: What did the queen do when she burped out loud? Brian: She declared a royal pardon!


Eco Note Carbon is vital to life. In the atmosphere, it combines with oxygen to form carbon dioxide (CO2). This moves constantly between the air, earth and living things. Plants use CO2 to photosynthesize and grow. Animals breathe out CO2. When plants die and rot, their carbon forms fossil fuels. CO2 is released when these fuels are burned. CO2 is also absorbed and released by the oceans.

Mini Spy Classics

Based on materials originally produced and/or created by Betty Debnam.

• number 3 • eyeglasses • pea pod • man in the moon

• bucket • letter Z • ice cream cone • elephant head

• carrot • bird • word MINI • snake • bell • olive • key

• safety pin • pencil • tin can • letter U • lima bean

adapted with permission from “50 Things You Should Know About the Environment” by Jen Green, QEB Publishing The Mini Page® © 2019 Andrews McMeel Syndication

Mini Spy Classics appear in the first issue of each month.

Hey Mini Spy Fans! Order your Mini Spy Booklets (Volumes 1, 2 and 3) with 48 of your favorite puzzles! Visit, or call 844-4261256 to order. Just $4 plus $1 shipping.

Mini Spy and Basset Brown are enjoying some of their favorite books. See if you can find the hidden pictures. Then color the picture.

For later: Make a list of the award-winning books you would like to read. Compare your list with a friend’s.


For standards-based activities to accompany this feature, visit: Teaching_Guides/The_Mini_Page/

Peninsula Clarion | Sunday, April 7, 2019 | C9


Meet the Clarion: News reporter Victoria Petersen By KAT SORENSEN Peninsula Clarion

Victoria Petersen has been with the Peninsula Clarion for just about a year, but her family tree has been growing on the Kenai Peninsula for several generations. Petersen was born and raised in Anchorage, where her mother’s family homesteaded, and has family in Nikiski. “My favorite memories of growing up in Alaska are playing in my parents’ garden in Nikiski, looking for cool rocks along the Beach as Bishops Creek, having the opportunity to live close to and be close to my extended family, hiking, halibut fishing,” Petersen said. “I’ve always enjoyed going to the family cabin my greatgrandparents built on Kenai Lake every summer. For many years, my dad would take us to a different small community to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend. I remember the best celebration was in Seward.” Petersen made the move

News reporter Victoria Petersen has been working with the Clarion since last summer and covers everything from education board meetings, local businesses and community events. (Photo courtesy Victoria Petersen)

from Anchorage to Kenai for her job as a general news, education and borough reporter with the Clarion shortly after graduating from University of Alaska Anchorage.

“I thought Kenai would be the perfect place since I have family here, am not too far away from Anchorage and like to enjoy the outdoor opportunities on the peninsula,” she said.

As a general reporter, Petersen gets to cover a lot of cool things that happen on the Kenai Peninsula, but she’s recently been selected as the second Gregory M. Chorister Education Week

Journalism Fellow. Education Week flew Petersen to Washington, D.C., to meet the team and see the officers. She’ll be working on the project until December — the end result being a series of stories that will published in Education Week and the Clarion. “The fellowship allows me to work on a cool project about rural education in Alaska … It was a whirlwind trip, but it was amazing to meet so many incredible journalists in person, that I’ll be working with throughout the project,” Petersen said. Outside of the Clarion, Petersen spends a lot of her time cooking, baking and spending more time as a journalist. She started The Spenardian as a project for her journalism degree, but has kept the Spenard-centric news source going with her friends. She hasn’t been a journalist forever, though. Petersen’s first job was a tour guide for the Alaska Railroad for several years, get-

ting to explore the state. Besides that, and a brief stint working at an eye doctor, Petersen has spent most her time writing. She’s worked with Alaska Public Media, Anchorage Daily News, Mountain View Post, Wildheart magazine and Eaten. “I even contributed to a “First we Feast” article on the best hot dogs from each state. In Alaska, I chose International House of Hotdogs,” she said. “They found me through some stories I wrote for my college newspaper about how to find the best reindeer hotdog cart downtown. First We Feast gave me the title of “Alaska hot dog correspondent.”’ If she wasn’t a journalist, Petersen said she wouldn’t really know what she would be doing. “I originally went to school for geology, but storytelling has been my strongest passion for as long as I can remember,” she said. “I feel really fortunate to have found a profession that makes me happy.”

April, a month of new beginnings April, a month of openings, the budding of flowers and trees and spiritual cleansing. FACTS: Astrological signs: Aries and Taurus; Birthstone: Diamond; Colors: Yellow and red; Flowers: Daisy and Sweet Pea; Bird: Black-capped Chickadee; Trees: Rowan, Maple, and Walnut; Days Observed: April Fool’s Day, Palm Sunday, Passover, Good Friday, Easter, Earth Day, Administrative Professional Day and Arbor Day. Aries is the first sign in the Zodiac and its symbol is the ram. Aries in the element of fire. Arians are determined and passionate people. Taurus is the second sign in the Zodiac and its symbol is the bull. Taurus people are reliable, practical, ambitious and sensual, they have an eye for beauty. They like the pleasing and soothing things is life, such as a good meal, fine wine and simple pleasures. The good life in all its guises are heaven on Earth to the Taurus-born. April has the Diamond for its birthstone, which symbolizes everlasting love and was once thought to bring courage. It’s deemed the “King of all Birthstones.” The colors for April are yellow and red. Yellow means joy, happiness, intel-

lect and energy. Red means energy, danger, strength, determination as well as passion, desire and love, both colors go with the birthstone diamond perfectly. April’s flowers are daisy and the sweet pea. The daisy symbolizes cheerfulness, innocence, purity and beauty, while the sweet pea symbolizes pleasure and good-bye. The bird for April is the Black-capped Chickadee and he symbolizes cheerfulness, the seeker of truth and sacred spiral. It relates to being optimistic even through difficult times. 4/1 to 4/10 it’s the Rowan tree, commonly known as the Mountain Ash. It symbolizes protection, expression and connection. 4/11 to 4/20 it’s the Maple tree, which symbolizes generosity, balance, promise and practicality. 4/21 to 4/30 it’s the Walnut tree the symbol for clarity and focus. The first day observed in the month of April is April Fool’s Day. Although not a national holiday, it’s a day of pranks being pulled on people. It’s a day of fun. It started way back in the 1500s, by playing harmless pranks one’s neighbor. Some historians speculate that this day dates back to 1582, when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar, as called for by the Council of Trent in 153. People failing

Around the Peninsula Kenai Community Library: April Weekly Events —Lego Maker Mondays, Mondays from 4-5 p.m.: Do you like LEGOs? Why not join us each week to create with LEGO based on themes inspired by children’s books! Best for children ages 6-12; children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. —Wee Read Story Time, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.: Designed for children ages 0-3. Every Tuesday enjoy a program full of stories, songs, finger play and more! No registration required. —Chess Club, Tuesdays at 4 p.m.: Get ready to ROOK the HOUSE every Tuesday! Do you like playing Chess or would you like to learn how? The Kenai Community Library is proud to offer a casual program for chess players of all ages and skill levels. Chess boards will be provided. —Preschool Story Time, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.: Designed for children ages 3-5. Every Wednesday enjoy a program full of stories, songs, movement and more! No registration required. —Yarn Club, Thursdays at 2 p.m.: Do you Knit? Crochet? Embroider? Mend? Are you the kind of person who wants company doing so? Join other like-minded library patrons for a fun hour of crafting. Share ideas, get help, and just enjoy a semi quiet hour of your favorite yarn craft with other patrons who feel the same way.

Special Events

—Raspberry Pi Club, Friday, April 5 at 4 p.m.: Come join us at the library to create games and inventions, learn how to program, make music with Sonic Pi, meet new friends, and more! Whether you want to hone your skills or are learning

M onthly M usings B onnie M arie P layle to recognize this change became the brunt of jokes and hoaxes. Palm Sunday, Passover, Good Friday and Easter are all days of spiritual cleansing. Another day observed in April is Earth Day, which originated to help teach people how they can help the planet. They can do such things as pick up trash, plant trees or vegetable gardens, which not only help our environment but beautify the planet. An observance but not a public holiday in the United States is Administrative Professionals Day, also known as Secretaries Day or Admin Day. It’s a day to recognize the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists and other administrative support professionals for all the hard work they do and to show appreciation. The last day observed in the month of April is Arbor Day. This is a day to plant new trees as well as to bring awareness to help conserve and protect existing trees and forests. Fun things to do on this day, plant a tree, make a dona-

tion to help the rain forest and to participate in a recycling program to help protect trees. April is the month when the professional baseball season begins in the United States. The word April is rooted in the Latin Aprilis, which is derived from the Latin aperire meaning “to open,” which could be a reference to the blossoming of the flowers and trees, a common occurrence throughout the month of April in the Northern Hemisphere. April is thought to be named after the Greek goddess of love “Aphrodite”, which is also the Roman goddess Venus. What is there to do on the Kenai Peninsula in April? Well, April 5, 6, 12 and 13 will be the Sockeye Balboa. Hosted by the Triumvirate Theater, it is the 13th annual dinner parody show and art auction. Come enjoy a three-course dinner at Mykel’s Restaurant where a person can bid on art and travel deals and enjoy a hilarious fishing parody of the Rockies movies. This has proven to be a memorable evening of fun. April 6 through the 7 is the 40th Annual Kenai Peninsula Builders Association Home Show. This will held at the Soldotna Regional Sports Com-

about Pi for the first time, the Raspberry Pi club is the perfect place for you! —Social Security 101, Tuesady, April 9 at 12 p.m.: Brought to you by Alaska OWL and the Social Security Administration, this hour and a half free workshop will discuss benefits, qualifications, early retirement, getting the most from your benefits, the future of Social Security, and when to file for Medicare. Also, learn about my Social Security online. You need to create an account and print your Social Security Statement before attending the workshop! Laptops and chargers are available for check out during the workshop. —Let’s Draw Pokémon!, Wednesday, April 10 at 4 p.m.: Have fun drawing your favorite Pokémon characters! In this interactive class, we will be learning how to begin a drawing with gesture drawing and how to add beautiful lines to our artwork! If you plan to attend, please sign up at the front desk! —Grilled Cheese Day, Friday, April 12 at 4 p.m.: Learn the basics of cooking for FREE while celebrating National Grilled Cheese Day. We will talk about cooking safety, practice using pans, cook tops, and spatulas, as well as enjoy eating our delicious grilled cheese creations. Perfect for beginning cooks and experienced chefs alike. Limited to 16 people. Must Pre-Register to attend! —Krambambuli Puppet Theatre, Saturday, April 13 at 1:30 p.m.: The Krambambuli Puppet Theatre offers quality entertainment for the young and young at heart. This year’s production will be titled, “The Monster and the Mouse.” It is a heartwarming tale that teaches us that no one is too small to help others and even the biggest creature sometimes need a little help. This show is FREE to the public, but space is limited so pick up your ticket today at the library circulation desk! Also sign up for the Parent & Child Puppet making workshop following the show! —Krambambuli Parent & Child Puppet Making Workshop, Saturday, April 13 at 2:15 p.m.: Following this year’s

plex. This year’s theme is “Humble foundations and strong ambitions; the Kenai Peninsula built upon for decades. Enjoy food and fun for the entire family. April 13 in Nikiski, Alaska at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center there will be a Spring Craft Fair. April 17 at the Kenai Visitor Center there will be Biking in Kenai and Soldotna, this is a community-led advocacy group of which the goal is to make the area more bike friendly. This is hosted by Soldotna Chamber of Commerce. April 20th the North Peninsula Recreation Service Area in Nikiski, Alaska, will be hosting the Easter HopN-Splash Event. There will be lots of in-water games and activities, plus a visit from the Easter Bunny. April 26 through the 28th, the 34th Annual Kenai Peninsula Sport Rec and Trade Show, hosted by Kenai Peninsula Assoc. of Realtors will be held at the Soldotna Regional Sports Center Complex. This show displays all products for having a sports event: from tents, equipment, balloons to walkie-talkies. There’s everything in the sporting goods, toys and games industry. If your interest is in music then April 8 through the 14 in Juneau, Alaska is the 45th Annual Alaska Folk

Festival. It is organized by the Alaska Folk Festival, Inc., which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to folk music in Alaska. On April 13 in Skagway is the 33rd Annual International Folk Festival. Don’t forget on April 12 through the 14, in Girdwood there will be the 42nd Annual Spring Carnival. What else is there to do in Alaska in April? In September to mid April there’s is the show of Northern Lights simply breathtaking to see. From October to mid April is the Winter Railroad trip the Polar Express, Alaska style. Then from December to April there’s dog sledding, if you enjoy the rustic adventure. If there is enough snow on the ground there is always skiing and snow boarding. From March til late June, is Caribou Spring Migration, around 200,000 animals move to a more northern destination. Last but not least, from April through August is whale watching. Whales begin their migration from the warm waters of Mexico in February arriving in Alaska waters in April. Regardless of the time of year Alaska can spark all interests. Enjoy, be safe and respect this great land called the Last Frontier, that we proudly refer to as Alaska.

production of “The Monster and the Mouse,” join Salila Kubitza with the Krambambuli Puppet Theatre for a special Puppet Making Workshop. Make string marionettes out of wood, fabric, beads, and paint and perform simple and fun character development exercises to let the puppets come to life! EVERY PARTICIPANT MUST COME WITH A CAREGIVER! There is a $5 materials fee for this class. Space is limited, so sign up today! —American Girl Club: Monday, April 15 at 4 p.m.: Join us at the Kenai Community Library for our monthly American Girl Club! We will be making an Easter Basket for your doll! Bring your doll (doesn’t have to be an American Girl) or use one of ours! The doll house will be out for everyone to play with. Meets at the same time and place as LEGO Club. —Booklover’s Book Club, Wednesday, April 17 at 5:30 p.m.: Join a friendly librarian at the Kenai Community Library for an engaging hour of discussion on books you are currently reading, books you have read and recommend and books you just did not care for! April is National Poetry Month so we will focus on some of our favorite poetry. Come on in and chat with other booklovers! —Easter Baskets, Thursday, April 18 at 4 p.m.: Join us for a FREE 15 minute basket craft. Drop in between 4pm and 5pm to build and decorate your very own basket perfect for The Breakup Boot Easter Egg Hunt, or collecting the first dandelions of spring. Make either a circular cardboard basket or a square plastic one. Supplies are limited. No registration required. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. —The Great Banana Olympics, Friday, April 19 at 5 p.m.: Join us for an exciting after hours program for teens and tweens ages 10-14! Join us for our second annual Banana Olympics, where we will celebrate the worlds favorite yellow berry. Oh yeah, every event will include a banana. Banana splits will be provided. Sign up at the front desk today!



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April 07, 2019 edition of the Peninsula Clarion

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April 07, 2019 edition of the Peninsula Clarion