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6. Gus Guenther, Clam Gulch, out of Yentna 9. Mitch Seavey, Sterling, out of Yentna 17. Paul Gebhardt, Kasilof, out of Yentna 36. Travis Beals, Seward, out of Yentna 40. Kristy Berington, Kasilof, out of Yentna 43. Anna Berington, Kasilof, out of Yentna 55. Monica Zappa, Kasilof, into Yentna 67. Danny Seavey, Seward, out of Willow Find more Iditarod coverage on Page A-8.
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Training day Kenai resident Tyler Taplin, 23, walks down the Kenai Spur Highway dragging a truck tire on a rope tied to his backpack Sunday. Taplin said he started pulling the tire as a means of exercise to train for the Army, but his asthma condition made him ineligible for service. He walked from the end of North Forest Drive to the Kenai Middle School and back, nearly eight miles round-trip.
Democrats unveil oil tax plan BY TIM BRADNER Morris News Service-Alaska Alaska Journal of Commerce
Minority Democrats in the Legislature unveiled their vision of an oil tax system should voters this summer roll back the tax structure lawmakers approved last year. It includes the idea of the state getting directly into the oil business by allowing the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority, the state development finance corporation, to finance oilfield development
with small independent companies and own an equity share in the field, not just a tax and royalty interest. “There are (state) entities around the world that own a share of their oil industry (through state oil companies) and I have confidence that we have the ability to do this,” said Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage. The state is already proposing to own a share of a proposed large gas project through the state-owned Alaska Gasline Development Corp., Wielechowski
Refinery closing could cost railroad $11M annually By ELWOOD BREHMER Morris News Service-Alaska Alaska Journal of Commerce
The impending closure of the Flint Hills Resources North Pole refinery could cut $11 million in annual revenue to the Alaska Railroad, adding to the “unholy trinity” of challenges facing the state railroad, its president and CEO Bill O’Leary said. O’Leary made his remarks Feb. 20 to the Resource Development Council for Alaska. The Flint Hills closure will also put the railroad’s recent announcement of proposed commuter service between Wasilla and Anchorage on hold. O’Leary said the service, which railroad officials said could start this fall on a trial basis, wouldn’t generate substantial revenue early on and isn’t feasible given the added financial strain caused by reduced freight service demand. Railroad leaders predict bulk fuel transports in 2015 to be roughly 20 percent of peak volumes in 2003 that were primarily jet fuel shipments from the Flint Hills refinery to the Port of
Anchorage. When it’s purchased by airlines, fuel from the port is piped to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. O’Leary said the $11 million loss in freight business is expected despite a likely increase of northbound fuel trains to meet Interior demand for multiple fuels now provided by Flint Hills. The overall freight business for the railroad totaled 5.1 million tons of goods moved in 2013, off 23 percent from 6.6 million tons in 2008, O’Leary said. Gravel and export coal hauls have fluctuated during the time period, but the decline in service is largely attributable to decreased production from Flint Hills. The railroad hauled nearly 2 million tons of petroleum in 2008, while the sum of 2013 fuel shipments was less than 1 million tons, according to railroad data. To compensate, the Alaska Railroad has cut what was once daily freight service between Anchorage and Fairbanks to five days per week. “Freight is far and away our See RAIL, page A-10
said, and AIDEA itself has invested in oil drilling rigs. “I like the idea of AIDEA providing venture capital to oil and gas projects. There are independent companies coming to Alaska who lack capital,” Wielechowski said. “The governor’s giveaway is a pathway to poverty,” said Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, said in the press conference “He throws two billion dollars out of an airplane and hopes it lands in the piggy bank. Our bill makes sure Alaska’s oil money goes into Alaska’s piggy bank, and that
for every dollar we give back to the industry, we get more oil production in return.” Gara did not explain in the Feb. 24 press conference, however, how the Democrats’ bill ensures that tax reductions are reinvested in the state, or how the proposal was better than a targeted per-barrel tax credit for new oil allowed in SB 21, the tax change that was passed by the Legislature last year. The per-barrel credit in SB 21 replaced a general capital investment tax credit that was not See TAX, page A-10
A North Pole Republican is trying to change the Alaska Landlord and Tenant Act for the first time since the early 1990s. HB282, sponsored by Rep. Doug Isaacson, R-North Pole, includes minor technical updates and serious alterations to the tenant act, such as a section authorizing landlords to collect unpaid rent from a tenant’s Permanent Fund Dividend. The House Labor and Commerce committee listened to testimony on HB282, but took no action Friday. Isaacson called his proposal the “neverending bill” because it’s been tinkered with regularly over the past year. “In contact with a lot of Realtors, tenants and constituents, people just started coming, and we saw a common thread (of different issues from different people) so they all kind of congealed,” Isaacson said. “The current statute is in dire need of updating, and this bill addresses many of the deficiencies in the current statute,” Kris Abegg, a broker with Paragon Properties, told lawmakers in an email. Lisa Mariotti, the policy program director for the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, praised a portion of the bill that allows victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking to get out of their leases early if they were attacked at their rental. See RENT, page A-2
Digging up old roots Totem Tracers to help locals start family trees By KAYLEE OSOWSKI Peninsula Clarion
Technologicaladvancements may have changed genealogical research methods since Kari Mohn and Loretta Mattson first began tracing their family trees years ago but the duo is keeping up with the times. On Wednesday Mohn and Mattson, both Kenai Totem Tracers Genealogical Society members, practiced using the Kenai Community Library’s duel television screens and document camera in the meeting room to practice for their presentation called “Your Family Tree — Getting Started.” Mattson began researching her family tree when her “brother-nephew,” her nephew that grew up in her family like a brother, starting trying to find his real father, she said. Mohn’s interest started when she was taking a library mini-course at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and needed an idea for a class project. While brainstorming she began to wonder how people get C
started researching their family trees, so she made it her project to find out. “It’s addictive,” Mohn said. “It’s a gigantic puzzle.” Both women have traced their trees back to Charlemagne, king of the Franks and
emperor of Western Europe. He was born in the late 740s and died in 814. “We’re related!” Mattson said and the women laughed. Before sites like Ancestry. com were available the women said they did research in librar-
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Kari Mohn (left) and Loretta Mattson, Kenai Totem Tracers Genealogical Society members, practice on Wednesday for their “Your Family Tree — Getting Started” presentation to be held at 1 p.m. on March 8 at the Kenai Community Library. See TRACERS, page A-10
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The bill also clarifies in statute that a pet deposit does not count against the state’s security deposit limit — two months’ rent. Under the current law, security deposits are required to be refunded to the tenant within 14 days. This proposal would extend that timeframe to 30 days if damage to the apartment needs to be repaired. “If there are significant
repairs that need to be made, I need that time, and right now 14 days does not always work,” said PeggyAnn McConnochie, a Juneau-based broker at ACH Consulting. Isaacson said he thinks the bill can move forward. “There’s widespread agreement,” Isaacson said. “The majority and the minority members all feel it’s a wellbalanced bill.”
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Community Calendar Today Noon • Alcoholics Anonymous recovery group at URS Club, 405 Overland Drive. Call 262-1917. 5 p.m. • TOPS group 182 meets at the Sterling Senior Center. Call 260-7606. 5:30 p.m. • Cardiac Patient Support Group at Central Peninsula Hospital, Redoubt Room. Call 398-7763. 6 p.m. • Kenai Bridge Club plays duplicate bridge at the Kenai Senior Center. Call 252-9330 or 283-7609. 7 p.m. • Women’s Barbershop sings at the Soldotna Church of God on the corner of Redoubt and Binkley. For more information, call 335-6789 or 262-4504. • Narcotics Anonymous Support Group “Middle of the Road” at United Methodist Church, 15811 Sterling Highway, Ninilchik. • Narcotics Anonymous Support Group “Dopeless Hope Fiends” at 607 Frontage Road, Kenai. 8 p.m. • Al-Anon Support Group at Central Peninsula Hospital in the Augustine Room, Soldotna. Call 252-0558. The Community Calendar lists recurring events and meetings of local organizations.To have your event listed, email organization name, day or days of meeting, time of meeting, place, and a contact phone number to email@example.com.
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Adoption League meets for brunch, open gym
Soldotna Library Friends to meet
The Kenai Peninsula Adoption League brunch potluck and open gym is Saturday, March 8 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Soldotna Library Friends will hold their regular monthly at the Sterling Community Center Gym. For more informameeting at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4 at the Library, tion call Kate, 252-4530. 235 N. Binkley Street. Volunteer staffing for Last Thursday Book Sales will be discussed, as well as the upcoming Annual Meeting for election of officers. The public is welcome. Cinderella getting ready for the prom Call Jeanette at 420-7088 for more information. Cinderella’s Closet is opening March 18, 20, 25, and 27 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the theater dressing rooms at Soldotna High School. This program helps local ladies in need Autism walk planning under way with free prom dresses, shoes, and accessories. Last year, The Annual Alaska Walk for Autism is coming back to Cinderella’s Closet provided items to 92 local students from the Peninsula. The first official meeting will be held at Hope Soldotna High, Cook Inlet Academy, Skyview High, River Community Center Tuesday, March 4 at 5:30 p.m. The walk City Academy, Kenai Central High, Nanwalek, Port Grais scheduled for April 19 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Soldotna ham, Susan B. English (Seldovia), and Nikiski High. DonaMiddle School. Volunteers are neededto help with coordi- tions can be dropped off at the Soldotna High School office nating, planning and volunteering on the walk. The walk is from 8:00 a.m.-2:45 p.m. The program is in need of formal sponsored by the Autism Society of Alaska; this is a non- dresses, accessories, and shoes. profit organization run by volunteers. The money raised is used to provide support and information for families, caregivers and professionals who work with persons with autism. All money stays in the state of Alaska, with a majority Spring Break Adventure Camps at of the money raised staying here on the Peninsula. Dona- Challenger Center tions of items and/or funds for the door prizes and raffles The Challenger Center is gearing up for Spring Break are welcomed. There will be booth spaces for related agencamps. Debuting is a new Survival 101 Camp with a supercies and vendors that have information, products and services. Please contact Jerri Braun at 260-3926, Tonja Updike vised outdoor survival night for grades 7-12. STEM Advenat 398-4214 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more ture camps for K-3rd and 4th-6th graders are always a blast. Overnight options for grades 4-12. To register, visit www. information. akchallenger.org or call 907-283-2000.
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Best Picture: “12 Years a Slave.” Actor: Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club.” Actress: Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine.” Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club.” Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave.” Directing: Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity.” Foreign Language Film: “The Great Beauty,” Italy. Adapted Screenplay: John Ridley, “12 Years a Slave.” Original Screenplay: Spike Jonze, “Her.” Animated Feature Film: “Frozen.” Production Design: “The Great Gatsby.” Cinematography: “Gravity.” Sound Mixing: “Gravity.” Sound Editing: “Gravity.” Original Score: “Gravity,” Steven Price. Original Song: “Let It Go” from “Frozen.” Costume: “The Great Gatsby.” Makeup and Hairstyling: “Dallas Buyers Club.” Animated Short Film: “Mr. Hublot.” Documentary Feature: “20 Feet from Stardom.” Documentary (short subject): “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life.” Film Editing: “Gravity.” Live Action Short Film: “Helium.” Visual Effects: “Gravity.” - The Associated Press
North Peninsula Recreation is accepting team registra- New Humanist Group starting tions for its Adult Coed Volleyball League. Registration New Humanist Group to meet Saturday, March 15 at the deadline is March 7, so get your team together today! Games will be held at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. Soldotna Public Library from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. This group Season starts March 17 and runs through April. For more advocates progressive values for humanists, atheists, and freethinkers. The theme of this month’s meeting is the folinformation please call 776-8800. lowing phrase: “Knowledge of the world is derived by observation, experimentation, and rational analysis.” AttendSen. Micciche back for visit ees are encouraged, but not required, to speak on how they Sen. Peter Micciche will be in Soldotna, Saturday, March interpret that phrase and what it means to them. There is 8, from 1-3 p.m. at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Building, free WiFi at the library so if one is feeling ambitious one Assembly Chambers at 144 N. Binkley Street, Soldotna, for can bring ipads, laptops, or whatever and make a presentaa Town Hall Meeting. Stop by to find out what is happening tion. Please bring along anyone you feel may be interested. in Juneau on issues vital to Alaskans. Call 907-465-2828 for Email email@example.com with questions. Note: This event is held at, not sponsored by the Soldotna Public more information. Library.
‘Gravity’ tops with 7 Oscars By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer
LOS ANGELES — Perhaps atoning for past sins, Hollywood named the brutal, unshrinking historical drama “12 Years a Slave” best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards. Steve McQueen’s slavery odyssey, based on Solomon Northup’s 1853 memoir, has been hailed as a landmark corrective to the movie industry’s long omission of slavery stories and years of whiter tales like 1940 best-picture winner “Gone With the Wind.” McQueen dedicated the honor to those who suffered slavery and “the 21 million who still endure slavery today.” “Everyone deserves not just to survive, but to live,” said McQueen, who promptly bounced into the arms of his cast. “This is the most important legacy of Solomon Northup.” A year after celebrating Ben Affleck’s “Argo” over Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this time opted for stark realism over more plainly entertaining candidates like the 3-D space marvel “Gravity” and the starry 1970s caper “American Hustle.” Those two films came in as the leading nominee getters, and “Gravity” still triumphed as the night’s top award-winner. Cleaning up in technical
categories, it earned seven Oscars including best director for Alfonso Cuaron. The Mexican filmmaker is the category’s first Latino winner. But history belonged to “12 Years a Slave,” a modestly budgeted drama produced by Pitt’s production company, Plan B, that has made $50 million worldwide — a far cry from the more than $700 million “Gravity” has hauled in. It marks the first time a film directed by a black filmmaker has won best picture. Its graceful breakthrough star, Lupita Nyong’o, also won best supporting actress and John Ridley won best adapted screenplay. The Oscars fittingly spread the awards around, feting the starved stars of the Texas AIDS drama “Dallas Buyers Club,” Matthew McConaughey (best actor) and Jared Leto (best supporting actor), and the Austra-
lian veteran Cate Blanchett for her fallen socialite in Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine” (best actress, her second Oscar). Matthew McConaughey has won the Academy Award for best actor for his performance as a desperate and determined AIDS patient in “Dallas Buyers Club.” McConaughey lost some 40 pounds for the role, which capped a remarkable recent career transformation for the 44-year-old actor, once a regular in lightweight romantic comedies. It was his first Oscar nomination; he won the Golden Globe for best actor in a drama earlier this year. Cate Blanchett has won the Academy Award for best actress for her bravura performance as
a fragile socialite experiencing a meltdown in Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine.” Blanchett had been deemed the front-runner from the very beginning of the Oscar season. It was the sixth Oscar nomination for the Australian actress and her second win, though her first in the leading actress category. Previously she won the 2005 supporting actress trophy for “The Aviator.” Lupita Nyong’o has won the Academy Award for best supporting actress for her harrowing portrayal of a slave who’s caught her sadistic master’s eye in “12 Years a Slave.” It was the first Oscar nomination for the 31-year-old Nyong’o, and she won it for her film debut.
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What Others Say
No level of Obamacare can cure sedentary U.S. More than one in three people in the
United States is obese, the category beyond overweight, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and some cancers. In New Mexico, at least one person in 10 — about 11 percent of the state’s population — has diabetes, strongly linked to being sedentary and overweight. A new study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings suggests an answer as to why, and it has little to do with Washington, D.C., policy or medical insurance coverage. Lead author Edward C. Archer, who studies nutrition and obesity at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, tracked the movements of 2,600 adults age 20 to 74 to see what they did all day. It amounted to not a lot. Obese women averaged about 11 seconds a day of vigorous exercise; men and women of normal weight less than two minutes a day. Archer says it’s a real commentary on how lifestyles have changed, with people today “living their lives from one chair to another.” “We didn’t realize we were that sedentary,” he says. “There are some people who are vigorously active, but it’s offset by the huge number of individuals who are inactive. I think they’re living the typical life. They drive their children to school, they sit at a desk all day long, they may play some video games and they go to sleep.” And while a cornerstone of Obamacare has been expanding access to preventive care, that alone won’t tip the scales, as it were, on the serious health effects — and costs — of 11 seconds of exercise a day. — Albuquerque (N.M.) Journal, Feb. 25
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By GARRY TRUDEAU
Gov. Brewer’s foolish veto
It was jarring to read the coverage of the new “anti-gay bill” passed by the Arizona Legislature and then look up the text of the instantly notorious SB 1062. The bill was roughly 998 pages shorter than much of legislation that passes in Washington. Clocking in at barely two pages, it was easy to scan for disparaging references to homosexuality, for veiled references to homosexuality, for any references to homosexuality at all. They weren’t there. A headline from The Week declared, “There is nothing Christian about Arizona’s anti-gay bill.” It would be more accurate to say that there was nothing anti-gay about Arizona’s anti-gay bill. The legislation consisted of minor clarifications of the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which has been on the books for 15 years and is modeled on the federal act that passed with big bipartisan majorities in the 1990s and was signed into law by President Bill Clinton. Arizona was going to lose the Super Bowl over this? Maybe so. Gov. Jan Brewer took no chances and vetoed it. The bill was the subject of a truly awe-inspiring tsunami of poorly informed indignation. For The New York Times editorial board, the bill was “A License to Discriminate.” It constituted “the legalizing of anti-gay prejudice,” according to a piece in U.S. News & World Report. It was, Salon scoffed, “cartoonishly bigoted.” A reference to Jim Crow was obligatory in any discussion of the bill on cable TV. If you’ll excuse a brief break from the
hysteria to dwell on the text of the doomed bill, it stipulated that the word “person” in the law applies to businesses and that the protections of the law apply whether or not the government is directly a party to Rich Lowry a proceeding (e.g., a lawsuit brought on anti-discrimination grounds). Eleven legal experts on religious-freedom statutes — who represent a variety of views on gay marriage — wrote a letter to Gov. Brewer prior to her veto explaining how, in addition to the federal government, 18 states have such statutes. The letter argues that, properly interpreted, the federal law that inspired the Arizona statute covers cases that don’t directly involve the government and covers businesses. So Arizona’s changes were in keeping with a law once championed by none other than Sen. Ted Kennedy. A religious-freedom statute doesn’t give anyone carte blanche to do whatever he wants in the name of religion. It simply allows him to make his case in court that a law or a lawsuit substantially burdens his religion and that there is no compelling governmental interest to justify the burden. For critics of the Arizona bill, the substance was almost an afterthought. They recoiled at the very idea that someone might
have moral objections to homosexuality or gay marriage. The cases that have come up relevant to the Arizona debate involve small- business people declining to provide their services to gay couples at their marriage ceremonies. A New Mexico photographer won’t take pictures. A Washington state florist won’t arrange flowers. An Oregon bakery won’t bake a wedding cake. It’s easy to see how offensive these decisions were to the gay couples involved. But the market has a ready solution: There are other bakers, photographers and florists. The wedding business is not exactly bristling with hostility to gay people. If one baker won’t make a cake for gay weddings, the baker across town can hang a shingle welcoming all couples for all types of weddings. This is how a pluralistic society would handle such disputes. Instead, in the cases mentioned above, the gay couples reported the businesses to the authorities for punishment. The critics of the much-maligned Arizona bill pride themselves on their liveand-let-live open-mindedness, but they are highly moralistic in their support of gay marriage, judgmental of those who oppose it and tolerant of only one point of view on the issue — their own. For them, someone else’s conscience is only a speed bump on the road to progress. Rich Lowry can be reached via e-mail: email@example.com.
Limited options for West to intervene in Ukraine By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON — Despite blunt warnings about costs and consequences, President Barack Obama and European leaders have limited options for retaliating against Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine, the former Soviet republic now at the center of an emerging conflict between East and West. Russian President Vladimir Putin has so far dismissed the few specific threats from the United States, which include scrapping plans for Obama to attend an international summit in Russia this summer and cutting off trade talks sought by Moscow. Because Ukraine does not have full-member status in NATO, the U.S. and Europe have no obligation to come to its defense. And broader international action through the United Nations seems all but impossible, given Russia’s veto power as a member of the Security Council. “There have been strong words from the U.S. and other counties and NATO,” said Keir Giles, a Russian military analyst at the Chatham House think tank in London. “But these are empty threats. There is really not a great deal that can be done to influence the situation.” As if to underscore that point, Putin on Saturday requested and was granted permission to use Russia’s military not just in the pro-Russian region of Crimea, but also throughout Ukraine. Putin’s request came one day after Obama warned that any violation of Ukraine’s “sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizing.” Saturday’s developments follow three months of political upheaval in Ukraine following President Viktor Yanukovych’s rejection of a partnership agreement with the European Union in favor of historical ties with Moscow. Yanukovych fled Kiev, Ukraine’s capital, last week and now is in Russia. Putin’s moves are sure to deepen tensions in his already troubled relationship with Obama, who has struggled to find a C
AP News Analysis formula for getting the Russian leader to change his calculus on a myriad of issues. The White House said the two leaders spoke for 90 minutes Saturday, with Obama warning Putin that Russia’s “continued violation of international law will lead to greater political and economic isolation.” American efforts to punish Russia on Ukraine and other matters have been complicated by the White House’s need for Russian cooperation on stopping Syria’s civil war, negotiating a nuclear accord with Iran, and transporting American troops and equipment out of Afghanistan through Russian supply routes. “We face a difficult choice of punishing Russia by effectively punishing ourselves,” said Andrew Kuchins, the director of the Russia program at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies. Obama has tried to use his travel plans to Russia as a bargaining chip before, in the hopes that Putin might bend under the threat of a diplomatic embarrassment. Last summer, the White House dangled the prospect of canceling a bilateral summit between Obama and Putin as it pressed Russia to return National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden to the United States. When Russia instead granted Snowden temporary asylum, Obama canceled his one-on-one meeting with Putin, but still attended an international meeting in St. Petersburg. U.S. officials say they are in discussions now with European officials about Obama and other leaders possibly skipping the Group of Eight economic summit scheduled for June in Sochi, the site of the just-concluded Winter Olympics. Obama’s top advisers gathered at the White House Saturday to discuss other options. The White House appears to be giving no serious consideration to American military involvement in Ukraine. In his carefully worded statement Friday, Obama
avoided saying that a destabilized Ukraine would be a national security concern for the U.S. Instead, he said only that it was “not in the interest of Ukraine, Russia or Europe.” In Europe, officials expressed concern about the Russian military escalation, but offered few specific options for stopping or punishing Putin. The European Union, dealing with its own internal problems, has appeared reluctant to fully embrace troubled Ukraine or risk the economic consequences of confronting Russia, one of its largest trading partners. “The world is on the verge of a conflict the outcome of which cannot be perceived yet,” said Polish Prime Minster Donald Tusk, whose country shares a border with Ukraine. Tusk appealed for Europe to send a “very clear signal” that it will not tolerate acts of aggression, but he did not outline specific steps. Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek said Russia’s attempts to “escalate the situation in Ukraine” reminded him of the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia, which crushed liberal reforms and ended an era known as the Prague Spring. “We don’t solve and can’t solve disagreements in Europe by force,” Zaoralek said. The U.N. Security Council met for a second straight day to discuss the growing crisis in Ukraine, which has asked four permanent council members — the U.S., Britain, France and China — for help in stopping Russia’s “aggression.” But Russia, as the fifth permanent member, holds veto power, meaning there would be virtually no chance of getting even a resolution condemning Russian intervention. Associated Press writers Monika Scislowska in Warsaw, Poland, Shawn Pogatchnik in Dublin, Jan Olsen in Copenhagen, Denmark, Suzan Fraser in Ankara, Turkey, Karel Janicek in Prague and Greg Katz in London contributed to this report. Julie Pace has covered the White House for The Associated Press since 2009.
Peninsula Clarion, Monday, March 3, 2014
Wintry conditions affect half of US NY jury selection
starts for bin Laden son-in-law
By BRETT ZONGKER Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Tourists flocked to the monuments in the nation’s capital Sunday to enjoy 50-degree temperatures before yet another winter storm was expected to dump up to a foot of snow on parts of the East Coast. In the latest blast of a harsh winter, forecasters said a layer of ice and 8 to 12 inches of snow was possible by the end of Monday in Washington and the Mid-Atlantic region, while 6 to 8 inches of snow was predicted across parts of southern Pennsylvania. Nearly a foot of snow was expected in parts of New Jersey. “I’m over it,” said Yasmon Hanks, 24, of Hampton, Va., echoing thoughts of many who’ve been cooped up inside this winter. Hanks visited the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall with her husband, Lynwood, and two young children. She was happy to be able to get outside, she said, because “I thought it was going to be way worse.” Elsewhere on the Mall, joggers were out in shorts and Tshirts, families flew kites and tour guides led groups around landmarks such as the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial. Cherry blossom trees were growing new buds for the spring. But oh how so much can change in a matter of hours. More snow and ice, perhaps as much as 2 inches falling every hour, were on the way ahead of Monday’s morning commute. By late Sunday afternoon, rain was moved into the Washington area, temperatures dropped and the city had declared a snow emergency beginning early Monday. A round of wintry precipitation moved across much of the nation Sunday, bringing a mix of freezing rain and heavy snow
By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press
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Mila Olias, 10, and her dog Momo take a sled run down a sidewalk Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Richmond Heights, Mo. A winter storm packing high winds, ice and heavy snow threatened to create hazardous driving conditions across Kansas and Missouri, accompanied by wind chills approaching 25 below zero in some areas.
to central and eastern states. Authorities warned of possible power outages and flight disruptions from weather that could affect millions. Ken and Linda Mokry, of Chicago, took advantage of the 54-degree temperature in Washington to visit as many monuments as possible before the storm. “You’ve got grass! We don’t even have grass to see at home yet,” Linda Mokry, 66, said. “We had our first snow right at the end of November ... and we’ve had snow ever since then, so we’ve had a long, long winter — way too long.” Ken Mokry noticed the cherry blossom trees are forming tiny buds, making him wish spring would arrive sooner so they could see the trees blossom in pink and white. “I hope this cold snap doesn’t hurt anything,” he said.
“We were really hoping that we would be able to see them. Maybe next time.” In Pittsburgh, snow began falling about dawn and was expected to taper off before another band of snow hits early Monday. Forecasters were expecting 3 to 6 inches total. Philadelphia was expected to get four to 8 inches through Monday. More than 6 inches would make it the city’s second snowiest winter, surpassing 65.5 inches that fell in 1995-96. Nearly 1,600 flights in the United States were canceled and another 1,515 delayed Sunday afternoon, according to flight tracking site FlightAware.com. The bulk of the problems were in Dallas, Chicago and Newark, N.J. Another 1,115 flights for Monday were also already canceled. There are more than 30,000 U.S. flights on a typical day.
In Ohio, among those braving treacherous conditions was Patty Lee, who drove some 20 miles from Cincinnati to suburban Blue Ash for a job interview. She joked that her first job test was making it through the icy parking lot without falling down. “The roads are deteriorating pretty quickly,” she said after returning to Cincinnati. A suspension bridge over the Ohio River between Cincinnati and Kentucky was closed Sunday because of ice covering its hard-to-treat metal grid deck. Freezing rain and sleet moved across Kentucky, making road travel treacherous Sunday. Officials warned residents to avoid unnecessary travel. Parts of the state could receive up to 8 inches of sleet and snow through Monday. Churches throughout the state canceled services.
NEW YORK — Amid unusually tight security, Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law goes to trial Monday on charges he conspired to kill Americans in his role as al-Qaida’s mouthpiece after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Spectators at the trial of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith — the highest-ranking al-Qaida figure to face trial on U.S. soil since the attacks — will pass through a metal detector before entering a Manhattan courtroom where prosecutors will try to prove to an anonymous jury that the one-time terror network spokesman tried to rally others to kill Americans. Prosecutors say they plan to show jurors during their opening statement a picture of Abu Ghaith seated with bin Laden and other al-Qaida leaders on the day after Sept. 11, 2001, as they make statements about the attacks. They say Abu Ghaith described the circumstances of the filming in his post-arrest statement. Also during the trial, prosecutors will show jurors post-9/11 videos in which the charismatic bearded man promises more attacks on the United States as devastating as those that demolished the World Trade Center. “The Americans must know that the storm of airplanes will not stop, God willing, and there are thousands of young people who are as keen about death as Americans are about life,” Abu Ghaith said in an Oct. 9, 2001, speech. In one widely circulated propaganda video, Abu Ghaith can be seen sitting with bin Laden and current al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri against a rocky backdrop. Defense lawyers for the balding and bearded defendant are offering some surprises in the case, including an assertion last week that some of the government’s evidence relates to a detainee at Guantanamo Bay with a similar name to Abu Ghaith rather than to the defendant who has pleaded not guilty. U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan on Friday called the mistaken identity claim “utterly meritless.” His attorneys are also trying to enlist help from professed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed to bolster the case for acquittal, though it hasn’t come fast enough for them to gain permission from Kaplan for Mohammed to testify, perhaps through a video link to Guantanamo Bay. If convicted, Abu Ghaith could face life in prison. Defense attorneys said Friday that Mohammed had provided a 14-page response to written questions, but his lawyer was refusing to turn it over unless there was a guarantee that military lawyers at Guantanamo wouldn’t review it. The judge refused to consider the matter further. The Kuwaiti-born defendant was flown to the United States a year ago from Jordan, where he was captured as he headed to Kuwait, which had revoked his citizenship after the Sept. 11 attacks.
A-6 Peninsula Clarion, Monday, March 3, 2014
US prepares response for Russia BY LARA JAKES AP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON — Western powers on Sunday prepared a tough response to Russia’s military advance into Ukraine and warned that Moscow could face economic penalties, diplomatic isolation and bolstered allied defenses in Europe unless it retreats. The crisis may prove to be a game-changer for President Barack Obama’s national security policy, forcing him to give up his foreign policy shift to Asia and to maintain U.S. troop levels in Europe to limit Russia’s reach. The ill will and mistrust also could spill over on two other global security fronts — Syria and Iran — where Russia has been a necessary partner with the West. Russian President Vladimir Putin gave no indication that he would heed the West’s warnings. Hundreds of armed men surrounded a Ukrainian military base in Crimea, a pro-Russian area. In Kiev, Ukraine’s capital, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk alerted allies that “we are on the brink of disaster.” Senior Obama administration officials said they believe Russia now has complete operational control over Crimea and has more than 6,000 forces in the region. The U.S. was also watching for ethnic skirmishes in other areas of eastern Ukraine, though the officials said they had not yet seen Russian military moves elsewhere. The officials were not authorized to publicly discuss the situation and spoke on condition of anonymity. Secretary of State John Kerry said he has consulted with other world leaders, and “every single one of them are prepared to go to the hilt in order to isolate Russia with respect to this invasion.” President Barack Obama spoke Sunday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski. Kerry planned to travel to Kiev Tuesday for meetings with the Ukrainian government. Officials said the Obama administration would also focus this week on putting together a package of economic assistance for Ukraine. In Brussels, NATO’s secretary-general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, said Russia’s actions have violated a U.N. charter. He said the alliance was reevaluating its relationship with Russia. “There are very serious repercussions that can flow out of this,” Kerry said.
Beyond economic sanctions and visa bans, freezing Russian assets, and trade and investment penalties, Kerry said Moscow risks being booted out of the powerful Group of Eight group of world powers as payback for the military incursion. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew told a Washington audience on Sunday that the United States is ready to work with other countries and the International Monetary Fund to provide support to bolster Ukraine’s economy. He said he had been assured in discussions with Ukrainian officials that the new government is prepared to pursue the necessary reforms to overhaul the country’s ailing economy. Lew said that the administration was ready to supplement emergency IMF loans to cushion the impact economic reforms would have on vulnerable Ukrainians.
U.S. was not weighing military action to counter Russia’s advances, saying the Obama administration’s efforts were focused on political, economic and diplomatic options. Rubio said it would be difficult to rein in Moscow. He said Putin has “made a cost-benefit analysis. He has weighed the costs of doing what he’s done, and ... clearly he has concluded that the benefits far outweigh the costs. We need to endeavor to change that calculus.” As a starter, Rubio and fellow GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said the Obama administration should return to plans it abandoned in 2009 to place long-range missile interceptors and radar in Poland and the Czech Republic. Russia believed the program was aimed at countering its own missiles and undermining its nuclear deterrent. The White House denied that and
‘This is the biggest challenge to Obama’s Presidency. This is a pretty tectonic shift in our perception of European security.’ — Damon Wilson, Executive Vice President of Atlantic Council “The United States is prepared to work with its bilateral and multilateral partners to provide as much support as Ukraine needs to restore financial stability and return to economic growth if the new government implements the necessary reforms,” Lew said during a speech Sunday night to the annual policy conference of AIPAC, America’s largest pro-Israel lobbying group. Several U.S. senators also called for bolstered missile defense systems based in Poland and the Czech Republic. Russia is “going to be inviting major difficulties for the long term,” said Kerry. “The people of Ukraine will not sit still for this. They know how to fight.” Still, it was clear that few in the West were prepared to respond immediately to Putin with military force. At the Vatican, Pope Francis used his traditional Sunday midday appearance in St. Peter’s Square to urge world leaders to promote dialogue as a way of resolving the crisis in Ukraine. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., discussing the potential of U.S. military strikes against Russian troops in Crimea, said, “I don’t think anyone is advocating for that.” One of the administration officials indicated that the
has worked instead to place medium-range interceptors in Poland and Romania — aimed at stopping missiles from Iran and North Korea. Experts said potential U.S. budget cuts to Army units based in Germany also could be slowed, or scrapped completely, to prevent a catastrophic erosion of stability and democracy from creeping across Europe. The Pentagon is considering new reductions to Army units in Germany that already have been slashed under Obama. Currently, there are two Army brigades — up to 10,000 soldiers — based in Germany, where armored and infantry units have dug in since World War II. At the end of the Cold War, more than 200,000 American forces were stationed across Europe. Damon Wilson, an Eastern European scholar, former diplomat and executive vice president of the Washington-based Atlantic Council think tank, said the U.S. must be ready to pour its efforts into Ukraine, even at the cost of policies and priorities elsewhere. “We should be no longer deluded by the fact that Europe is a safe spot of stability and security, and not a security risk for the U.S.,” Wilson said Sunday. He said that if Putin goes unchecked, it could result in war — the second one on NATO’s
borders. The 3-year-old civil war in Syria is already a crisis for neighboring Turkey, a NATO member state. Ukraine is not a NATO member, but it borders four nations that are — Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania. “This is the biggest challenge to Obama’s presidency,” Wilson said. “This is a pretty tectonic shift in our perception of European security.” Wilson said the White House may have to abandon the policy shift to Asia — its attempt to boost America’s military, diplomatic and economic presence there — to refocus on Russia’s threat. He played down concerns that the new schism between Washington and Moscow will have an effect on efforts to end the war in Syria and limit Iran’s nuclear program. In Syria, Wilson said, Russia relied on a “bankrupt plan” in its failure to convince President Bashar Assad to embrace peace. “There’s nothing happening there that’s credible in a positive way,’ he said. With Iran, the bulk of negotiations already have been between the U.S. and Iran, said Wilson, who described Russia as mostly playing in the background. Even so, officials said the U.S. and the West would not be able to roll over Russia on any number of global diplomatic or economic fronts. Russia has made clear it is ready to provide weapons and military equipment to governments across the Mideast that have irked Washington. Russia’s permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council gives it veto power over major world deliberations. “The challenge is, we do need to have some kind of working relationship with Russia,” Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said Sunday. “And while we can impose these costs and take these steps, we’ve got to be mindful of the fact that they can impose their own costs on us.” Kerry appeared on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” ABC’s “This Week” and NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Rubio was NBC, while Graham and Schiff were interviewed on CNN.
Around the Nation Kerry to travel to Kiev Tuesday for meetings with Ukrainian government officials WASHINGTON — A senior administration official says Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to the Ukrainian capital of Kiev Tuesday to meet with government officials. Kerry’s trip comes as the U.S. and other Western nations weigh a response to Russia’s military advance into Ukraine. Kerry has raised the possibility of issuing economic sanctions and visa bans, freezing Russian assets and levying trade and investment penalties. The official says the U.S. now believes that Russia has complete operational control of the Crimea peninsula, a pro-Russian area of Ukraine, and has more than 6,000 forces in the region. The official said the U.S. is also watching for ethnic skirmishes in other areas of eastern Ukraine. A second administration official indicated that the U.S. was not weighing military action to counter Russia’s advances, saying the Obama administration’s efforts were focused on political, economic and diplomatic options.
Will Sgt. Beau Bergdahl be left behind as US withdraws from Afghanistan? WASHINGTON — The case of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held by the Taliban since 2009, has arisen again as the U.S. and other countries engage in diplomatic efforts to free him. But if he is released, will America’s only prisoner of the Afghan war be viewed as a hero or a deserter? While tattered yellow ribbons still adorn utility poles in his native Hailey, Idaho, others are expressing conflicting thoughts about Bergdahl’s plight as the war winds down, with President Barack Obama threatening to withdraw all U.S. troops by year’s end unless the Afghan government signs a crucial security agreement. They are convinced that on June 30, 2009, just a few months after he arrived in Afghanistan, Bergdahl willingly walked away from his unit, which was deployed in Paktika province in eastern Afghanistan, adjacent to the border with Pakistan. While they do want Bergdahl home, they think he should have to answer allegations that he deserted his unit. Bergdahl was last seen in a video the Taliban released in December.
Supreme Court explores reliance on IQ test to rule out mental disability for death row inmates WASHINGTON — A Floridian with an IQ as high as 75 may be diagnosed as mentally disabled and be eligible for help getting a job. But on death row, the state says having an IQ higher than 70 categorically means an inmate is not mentally disabled and may be executed. The Supreme Court barred states from executing mentally disabled inmates in 2002, but until now has left the determination of who is mentally disabled to the states. In arguments Monday, 68-year-old Florida inmate Freddie Lee Hall is challenging the state’s use of a rigid IQ cutoff to determine mental disability. Florida is among a few states that use a score of 70, as measured by IQ tests, as the threshold for concluding an inmate is not mentally disabled, even when other evidence indicates he is. “Simply put, IQ tests are not a perfect measure of a person’s intellectual ability,” Hall’s lawyers told the court in written arguments. —The Associated Press
Peninsula Clarion, Monday, March 3, 2014
World scrambles as Russia tightens grip on Crimea By DAVID McHUGH Associated Press
PEREVALNE, Ukraine — Warning that it was “on the brink of disaster,” Ukraine put its military on high alert Sunday and appealed for international help to avoid what it feared was the possibility of a wider invasion by Russia. Outrage over Russia’s military moves mounted in world capitals, with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry calling on President Vladimir Putin to pull back from “an incredible act of aggression.” A day after Russia captured the Crimean Peninsula without firing a shot, fears grew in the Ukrainian capital and beyond that Russia might seek to expand its control by seizing other parts of eastern Ukraine. Senior Obama administration officials said the U.S. now believes that Russia has complete operational control of Crimea, a pro-Russian area of the country, and has more than 6,000 troops in the region. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said there was no reason for Russia to invade Ukraine and warned that “we are on the brink of disaster.” “We believe that our western partners and the entire global community will support the territorial integrity and unity of Ukraine,” he said Sunday in Kiev. World leaders rushed to try to find a diplomatic solution to the crisis. NATO held an emergency meeting in Brussels, Britain’s foreign minister flew to Kiev to support its new government and Kerry was to travel to Ukraine Tuesday. The U.S., France and Britain debated the possibility of boycotting the next Group of Eight economic summit, to be held in June in Sochi, the host of Russia’s successful Winter Olympics. In Kiev, Moscow and other
cities, thousands of protesters took to the streets to either decry the Russian occupation or celebrate Crimea’s return to its former ruler. “Support us, America!” a group of protesters chanted outside the U.S. Embassy in Kiev. One young girl held up a placard reading: “No Russian aggression!” “Russia! Russia!” the crowd chanted in Moscow. Kerry, interviewed on U.S. television news shows, talked about boycotting the G-8 summit, as well as possible visa bans, asset freezes and trade and investment penalties against Russia. All the foreign ministers he talked to were prepared “to go to the hilt” to isolate Russia, Kerry said. President Barack Obama also spoke Sunday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski. NATO issued a statement saying it “condemns Russia’s military escalation in Crimea” and demanding that Russia respect its obligations under the U.N. charter. Ukraine is not a NATO member, meaning the U.S. and Europe are not obligated to come to its defense, but the country has taken part in some alliance exercises. “We are on a very dangerous track,” German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said. But “it is still possible to turn around. A new division of Europe can still be prevented.” Faced with the Russian threat, Ukraine’s new government moved to consolidate its authority, naming new regional governors in the pro-Russia east, enlisting the support of the country’s wealthy businessmen and dismissing the head of the country’s navy after he declared allegiance to the pro-Russian government in Crimea. So far, however, Ukraine’s new government and the West
have been powerless to counter Russia’s tactics. Armed men in uniforms without insignia have moved freely about Crimea for days, occupying airports, smashing equipment at an air base and besieging a Ukrainian infantry base. Putin has defied calls from the West to pull back his troops, insisting that Russia has a right to protect its interests and those of Russian-speakers in Crimea and elsewhere in Ukraine. His confidence is matched by the knowledge that Ukraine’s 46 million people have divided loyalties. While much of western Ukraine wants closer ties with the 28-nation European Union, its eastern and southern regions like Crimea look to Russia for support. Russia has long wanted to reclaim the lush Crimean Peninsula, part of its territory until 1954. Russia’s Black Sea Fleet pays Ukraine millions annually to be stationed at the Crimean port of Sevastopol and nearly 60 percent of Crimea’s residents identify themselves as Russian. During a phone conversation Sunday with Merkel, Putin “directed her attention to the unrelenting threat of violence from ultranationalist forces (in Ukraine) that endangered the life and legal interests of Russian citizens,” according to a Kremlin statement. “The measures taken by Russia are fully adequate with regard to the current extraordinary situation,” it said. Russia’s state-controlled media has played almost nonstop footage of the Ukrainian crisis, highlighting what it says are ultranationalist attacks on Russians and pro-Russian Ukrainians by activists from Kiev or regions further west. However, AP reporters in Ukraine witnessed no acts of violence directed at Russians or Russian sympathizers in Crimea. Ukraine’s new government came to power last week follow-
ing months of pro-democracy protests against the country’s pro-Russian president, Viktor Yanukovych, and his decision to turn Ukraine toward Russia instead of the EU. Yanukovych fled to Russia after more than 80 people were killed in the protests, but insists he’s still president. Ukraine’s acting president, Oleksandr Turchynov, put Ukraine’s armed forces on alert Sunday, calling up reserves for training and stepping up security at nuclear power plants, airports and other strategic locations. However, no overt military actions by Ukraine were seen. Turchynov also moved to consolidate authority in eastern Ukraine, appointing 18 new regional governors, including two of the countries wealthiest businessmen, known as oligarchs, in the cities of Dneprotrovsk and Donetsk, as big business and the Ukrainian government united against Russia. Ukraine’s richest man, Rinat Akhmetov, urged business, ordinary people and the government to join together, saying Sunday that the use of force and “illegal action from outside” were “impermissible.” “I call upon all my fellow citizens to unity for the sake of a whole and undivided Ukraine ... Our strength is in the solidarity of business, government and society,” said Akhmetov, whose SCM Group has 300,000 employees and interests in steel, coal and mining. “The national elite has consolidated around the new government,” political analyst Vadim Karasyov of the Institute for Global Strategies told The Associated Press. “This is a very good sign for the new government.” Russian troops, meanwhile, pulled up to the Ukrainian military base at Perevalne on the Crimean Peninsula in a convoy Sunday that included at least 13 trucks and four armored vehicles
with mounted machine guns. The trucks carried 30 soldiers each and had Russian license plates. In response, a dozen Ukrainian soldiers, some with clips in their rifles, placed a tank at the base’s gate, leaving the two sides in a tense standoff. It appeared to be the first known case of outmatched Ukrainians standing up to Russian military might. Unidentified soldiers were also seen cutting power to the headquarters of the Ukrainian naval forces in Crimea — whose commander defected later Sunday and pledged his allegiance to “the people of Crimea.” In Kiev, a Ukrainian security official said the head of the Ukrainian navy — Adm. Denis Berezovsky — had been dismissed and faces a treason investigation after declaring his allegiance to the pro-Russian
government in Crimea and offering no resistance to the Russian troops. The speaker of Crimea’s legislature, Vladimir Konstantinov, was quoted as saying local authorities do not recognize the new government in Kiev. He said a planned referendum on March 30 would ask voters about the region’s future status. A convoy of hundreds of Russian troops was also seen heading toward Simferopol, the regional capital of Crimea. Armed men in military uniforms without markings strolled around Simferopol’s central plaza, Lenin Square, outside its Council of Ministers building. “It is very important that we all do everything we can to calm tensions,” said British Foreign Minister William Hague, who flew to Kiev on Sunday.
A-8 Peninsula Clarion, Monday, March 3, 2014
Wild complete 3-game sweep of Bears Kenai River snaps 3-game pointless streak with overtime loss in Wenatchee Staff report
The host Wenatchee (Wash.) Wild completed a three-game sweep of the Kenai River Brown Bears on Sunday with a 4-3 overtime win in front of 2,579. The Bears lost for the fourth straight outing, but snapped a skid of three games without a point. “It was a good game for us considering the way we played the last three games,” Kenai River head coach Geoff Beauparlant said. “It was a positive step for our hockey club, especially going into a stretch where we have eight games left. “The positive is we did get one point, which is better than the last
three games. We battled for it and earned it.” Getting a point for the tie leaves the Bears in fifth place, and out of the playoffs, in the North American Hockey League Midwest Division. Kenai River (24-21-7) has 55 points and eight games left, while fourthplace Coulee Region (Wis.) has 58 points and 10 games to play. Wenatchee, winners of six of seven, used the three-game sweep to put itself in the driver’s seat for a playoff berth. The Wild (28-20-6) are now in third place with 62 points. The victory also gives the season series to the Wild by a 7-5 count. Kenai River won the first five games of
the series, but lost the last seven. Four of Wenatchee’s victories came in extra time, as opposed to just one for Kenai River, so the Wild took 10 points out of the season series, while the Bears took nine. Conor Deal, on an assist from Frankie Spellman, got the Bears on the board just 3 minutes, 52 seconds, into the game. Spellman dug the puck out of the corner and threw it in front to Deal. But then special teams came back to bite the Bears, just as they had all weekend. Before the end of the first period, Alex Rauter scored a powerplay goal and David Powlowski scored short-handed for a 2-1 Wild lead.
The Wild finished the weekend 7 for 17 on the power play, while the Bears were 2 for 13 with the extra man and gave up a short-handed goal. “That’s something we have to look at going down the stretch,” Beauparlant said. “We have to shore up our penalty kill a little bit.” Judd Loewenstein, on assists from Matt Rudin and Tommy Dierl, had the lone goal of the second period for a tie game. Loewenstein has been increasingly comfortable attacking in his second season with the Bears, tallying 10 points this season after five last season. “He’s doing the things we ask him
to do,” Beauparlant said. “He’s playing good defense and picking the opportunity to jump in the rush.” Just 1:44 into the third period, Nicholas Rivera gave Wenatchee a 3-2 lead. “We got down 3-2 early in the third and battled hard to stick to our game plan and earn the point late,” Beauparlant said. Sebastian Fuchs, on an assist from Alec Butcher, scored with 3:24 left to force overtime. “At the end of regulation, we had two really good chances,” Beauparlant said. “I’m pretty proud of how we bounced back from last night in See BEARS, page A-9
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A musher drives his dog team in front of Mount Foraker, Mount Hunter and Mount McKinley just after the start of the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race out of Willow on Sunday.
Mushers take off for Nome MARK THIESSEN Associated Press
WILLOW, Alaska — A New Zealander was the first musher en route to the town of Nome when the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race began Sunday. Curt Perano and 68 other mushers began the world’s most famous sled-dog race by crossing frozen Willow Lake about 50 miles north of Anchorage. It was a staggered start, meaning one musher left every two minutes. The order was drawn at a musher’s banquet Thursday night in Anchorage. The finish line is on Front Street in Nome, which runs parallel to the Bering Sea coast. Standing between the mushers and the finish line are about 1,000 miles of unforgiving Alaska terrain, including two mountain ranges, untamed wilderness, the mighty Yukon River and the wind-whipped Bering Sea coast. Among those in the field are Mitch Seavey, last year’s champion, and his son, Dallas
Seavey, the 2012 winner. “The last two winners might create more media interest,” Dallas Seavey said before the race started. “But it doesn’t mean that we’re necessarily the two most competitive racers this year.” Adding to the uncertainty of this year’s race is an influx of Scandinavian mushers, including two-time champion Robert Sorlie. “I don’t think we’re trying to take it over,” Sorlie said. Instead, there are so many Scandinavians here because the Iditarod is the world standard for long-distance dog races, he said. The influx of five Norwegians, or “invasion” as Yvonne Dabakk of Oslo described it, is likely just a coincidence, she said. Dabakk said she believes all had independent plans to race the Iditarod, “and it was this year.” She is a rookie this year, and she wants the prize given to all first-year mushers to finish the race: a belt buckle. If she gets it, the buckle goes to her husband. “Without
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kevin Harvick had a nice sendoff with Richard Childress Racing, winning his penultimate race with the team at Phoenix International Raceway. Back at Phoenix four months later, he stamped his arrival at Stewart-Haas Racing by winning the second race with his new team — doing it on the same weekend he celebrated his 13th wedding anniversary, no less. Yeah, Harvick kind of likes it here in the desert. Disappointed at the Daytona 500 after a last-lap crash, Harvick bounced back quickly by charging to the front and dominating the rest of the way Sunday to win consecutive races at PIR with different teams. Harvick won the fall race after Carl Edwards ran out of fuel at the white flag.
He needed no help Sunday. Harvick had the fastest car in practice and kept it rolling in the race, charging to the front after starting 13th and pretty much staying there. He led 224 of 312 laps on the odd-shaped mile oval and pulled away on several late restarts for his fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup victory at PIR, passing Jimmie Johnson for the most at the track. Not bad for someone who’s still trying to feel his way around with a new team and new crew chief Rodney Childers. “It took long enough,” SHR co-owner Gene Haas joked. “This phenomenal. I think there was a lot of skepticism last year about what myself and Tony (Stewart) what we were up to, was there a lot of madness to this. Quite frankly, it’s a great team, there’s a lot of synergy at the shop, people working together.”
No. 3 Arizona clinches Pac-12 By The Associated Press
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Gus Guenther of Clam Gulch leaves the starting line of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday in Willow.
him, I couldn’t be on the trail line at all, so I’m going to get him a buckle,” Dabakk said. Aaron Burmeister wants to be the first musher from Nome to win the Iditarod. We haven’t had a winner from Nome yet. I’m working as hard as I can to be able to do that,” he said. Burmeister welcomes the return of the Norwegian mushers because they bring more competition to the race. “When I win the Iditarod, I
want to have the best competition in the world there,” Burmeister said. The trail conditions could prove to be an advantage for one musher’s wife. Allen Moore of Two Rivers, Alaska, last month won his second consecutive Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race. The conditions now are the same as they were for the start of the Quest, he said. His wife, musher Aliy See DOG, Page A-9
TUCSON, Ariz. — Aaron Gordon, almost certainly playing his final home game of a one-and-done freshman season, scored 19 points and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds to help No. 3 Arizona clinch the Pac12 regular-season title with a 79-66 victory over Stanford on Sunday night. The Wildcats (27-2, 14-2), who won by just three at Stanford a month ago, completed an unbeaten home season in what also could have been the final McKale Center game for two other players: junior Nick Johnson and freshman Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. No. 8 VILLANOVA 73, MARQUETTE 56
No. 14 WISCONSIN 71, PENN ST. 66 STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Josh Gasser scored 15 points to lead a balanced Wisconsin offense and the Badgers won their seventh straight.
No. 20 IOWA 83, PURDUE 76 IOWA CITY, Iowa — Roy Devyn Marble scored 21 points and Iowa snapped a three-game losing streak.
INDIANA 72, No. 22 OHIO ST. 64 BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell scored 20 points and Will Sheehey added 19 for Indiana.
No. 25 NEW MEXICO 72, NEVADA 58
PHILADELPHIA — Darrun RENO, Nev. — Cameron BairHilliard scored a career-high 26 points and Villanova set a school stow scored 22 points as New record for regular-season wins by Mexico overcame an early 14-point deficit to win its fifth straight. beating Marquette.
Senators take down Canucks in Heritage Classic By The Associated Press
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Cody Ceci scored a second-period goal and the Ottawa Senators downed the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 before a crowd of more than 50,000 Sunday in the Heritage Classic. The Senators posted their first win in three games and kept pace in the race for the final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference. The Canucks suffered their ninth loss in 10 games and remained on the bubble in their quest for eighth place in the Western Conference. Clarke MacArthur, Erik Karlsson and Colin Greening — into an emptynet with 1:33 left in the game — also scored for Ottawa. The game was designed as a tribute to the 1915 Stanley Cup final series between the eventual-champion Vancouver Millionaires and Ottawa Senators. The Canucks wore maroon and cream-colored Millionaires replica jerseys while the Senators sported
duds similar to those of their predecessors. Coaches wore varsity-styled jackets rather than their usual suits. The NHL’s outdoor series was forced to go indoors as the B.C. Place Stadium roof was closed due to rain. FLYERS 5, CAPITALS 4 WASHINGTON — Vincent Lecavalier scored at 2:45 of overtime and the Philadelphia Flyers rallied from a two-goal deficit for a victory over the Washington Capitals. Trailing 4-2 entering the third period, the Flyers started their comeback when Jakub Voracek scored a power-play goal at 11:58. The Flyers were given a fiveminute advantage when Dmitry Orlov was given a major penalty for boarding Brayden Schenn at 9:33.
riod and Alex Stalock made 21 saves and San Jose defeated New Jersey. Logan Couture and Raffi Torres also scored and U.S. Olympian Joe Pavelski had the primary assists on the tying and winning goals as the Sharks won for the fifth time in six games.
PANTHERS 5, ISLANDERS 3 UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Scottie Upshall scored twice in the third period as part of a four-goal Panthers surge and Florida downed New York. Upshall’s 11th of the season broke a 3-3 tie at 10:31 of the final period. The goal came on the rebound of shot by Shawn Mattias, who also scored two goals for the Panthers.
BRUINS 6, RANGERS 3
NEW YORK — Tuukka Rask made 19 saves in a one-sided first period, and defenseman Dougie Hamilton had a goal and SHARKS 4, DEVILS 2 two assists to lift the Boston Bruins over NEWARK, N.J. — Matt Nieto scored the Rangers for their first season-sweep of the go-ahead goal at 6:20 of the third pe- New York in 31 years. C
Rask was at his best early and finished with 39 saves. He outdueled New York netminder Henrik Lundqvist, who stopped 27 shots on his 32nd birthday but lost for the second straight day. The Bruins are 9-2-3 in their last 14 games.
AVALANCHE 6, LIGHTNING 3 DENVER — Nick Holden scored two goals, Ryan O’Reilly had a goal and an assist and the Colorado Avalanche rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning. Semyon Varlamov stopped 31 shots and Erik Johnson and Tyson Barrie also scored for the Avalanche, who have won two straight.
BLUES 4, COYOTES 2 GLENDALE, Ariz. — Patrik Berglund scored twice during St. Louis’ four-goal, third-period rally and the Blues beat the Phoenix Coyotes in goaltender Ryan Miller’s debut. Miller made 23 saves in his first game since being acquired by St. Louis in a fiveplayer deal with Buffalo on Friday. In ad-
dition to posting a 284-186-57 record in 10-plus seasons, all with the Sabres, Miller entered the game 6-0-0 with a shutout and a 1.15 goals-against average in his career against Phoenix.
DUCKS 5, HURRICANES 3 ANAHEIM, Calif. — Corey Perry had two goals and an assist in the first period, Andrew Cogliano scored a short-handed goal, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Carolina Hurricanes for their second straight victory out of the Olympic break. Frederik Andersen made 49 saves for the NHL-leading Ducks, who jumped to a 5-0 lead midway through the second period and coasted to their third consecutive win overall. Francois Beauchemin and Jakob Silfverberg also scored as the Ducks won their NHL-best 43rd game and stayed five points ahead of Chicago and St. Louis in the overall league standings. Alexander Semin, Andrej Sekera and Patrick Dwyer scored in Carolina’s fifth straight loss overall and its fourth in six days since the break.
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They have big buildings with lots of fans. “The teams play a physical, Continued from page A-8 sound style of hockey. It’s four difficult hockey games, but at less than 24 hours and earned the same time we’re up for the a well-deserved point to keep challenge. We eliminated the lull by the way we played toourselves in the running.” Then 3:22 into overtime, day.” Parker Tuomie scored on a reSunday Wild 4, Brown Bears 3, OT bound for Wenatchee to end the Kenai River 1 1 1 0 —3 game. 2 0 1 1 —4 Kris Oldham had 35 saves Wenatchee First period — 1. Kenai River, Deal (Spellfor the Bears, while Austin man), 3:52; 2. Wenatchee, Rauter (RymPriebe had 25 for Wenatchee. sha, Ahlgren), pp, 12:02; 3. Wenatchee, “He competed and that’s all Powlowski (Tuomie), sh, 18:21. Penalties Kenai River 2 for 4:00; Wenatchee 3 for you can ask for from your No. 2 — 6:00. — that when he gets the oppor- Second period — 4. Kenai River, Loewentunity, he competes and gives stein (Rudin, Dierl), 0:28. Penalties — KeRiver 1 for 2:00; Wenatchee 1 for 2:00. us a chance to win,” Beaupar- nai Third period — 5. Wenatchee, Rivera lant said. “He did that tonight.” (Rymsha, Mullan), 1:44; 6. Kenai River, The Bears now travel to Tex- Fuchs (Butcher), 16:36. Penalties — Kenai 1 for 2:00. as for games against Corpus River Overtime — 7. Wenatchee Tuomie (Harris, Christi on Friday and Saturday Nuttle), 3:22. Penalties — none. on goal — Kenai River 7-12-9-0—28; and Wichita Falls on March 14 Shots Wenatchee 20-7-10-2—39. and 15. Goalies — Kenai River, Oldham (39 shots, “It’s going to be difficult,” 35 saves); Wenatchee, Priebe (28 shots, saves). Beauparlant said. “It’s never 25 Power plays — Kenai River 0 for 4; easy traveling to the South. Wenatchee 1 for 4.
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Zirkle, will be using this team on the race while Moore races other dogs. Zirkle has finished second in the Iditarod the last two years, and her team might give her the needed boost this year because trail familiarity in the Yukon Quest. “Our dogs have gone over 1,000 miles, and they know what to expect,” Moore said Newton Marshall of St. Anne, Jamaica, is another international musher at the race. He’s competing in his fourth Iditarod. Marshall’s race strategy is simple: He just wants to finish the race. He plans to take it slow and simple “and get to Nome,” he said. When asked how his team looks, Marshall said: “My team looks ... I’ll find out on the trail.” The Sunday event in Willow followed a ceremonial start Saturday in downtown Anchorage. At that fan-friendly event, mushers talked to people and had their pictures taken for C
hours before taking their sleds on a leisurely 11-mile run on urban trails in the city. The race turned serious Sunday. The Iditarod had a late-afternoon start so fans from Fairbanks could get there. It was a beautiful day for fans at the restart of the race, with temperatures in the high teens. “Too warm for dogs,” said Eric Noble of Eagle River, Alaska. Noble and his wife and son have attended for years because they help musher Jessie Royer. Another fan at the race, volunteering to work security, was Adam Redmon of Waynesville. N.C. Redmon said he and his wife put bucket-list vacation ideas into a teapot. “We just reached in there New Year’s and picked it out,” he said. “It was just meant to be.” The colder temperatures didn’t bother Redmon, who will graduate with a business administration degree in May. He started college after serving in the military. “It’s been colder back home,” he said. “Golly, I’m not even wearing gloves.”
Henlsey perseveres to win Honda Classic PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Russell Henley chipped in for birdie and then hit into the water on his next shot for double bogey. He watched Rory McIlroy throw away a lead with a double bogey and a bogey, only to stand over a 12-foot eagle putt on the next hole with a chance to win. A wild Sunday at PGA National ended in a four-man playoff, with Henley making good on his second chance at the par-5 18th to win the Honda Classic. “This doesn’t feel real,” Henley said. It didn’t look much differently,
starting with Tiger Woods walking off the course after 13 holes because of lower back pain, and ending with a series of blunders over the closing holes of a tournament that no one seemed to want to win. Eight yards away from where he had hit drive on the 18th in regulation, Henley ripped another 5-wood and aimed a little more right. It barely cleared the bunker and stopped 40 feet away on the green for a two-putt birdie that was good enough to win when McIlroy, Ryan Palmer and Russell Knox could only make par.
Scoreboard Honda Classic
Daniel Summerhays (54), $94,800 Jhonattan Vegas (54), $94,800 Matt Every (43), $45,400 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano (43), $45,400 Rickie Fowler (43), $45,400 Luke Guthrie (43), $45,400 Chesson Hadley (43), $45,400 Patrick Reed (43), $45,400 Brian Stuard (43), $45,400 Tyrone Van Aswegen (43), $45,400 Nick Watney (43), $45,400 Derek Ernst (35), $30,375 Zach Johnson (35), $30,375 Brooks Koepka, $30,375 Seung-Yul Noh (35), $30,375 Rory Sabbatini (35), $30,375 Brendan Steele (35), $30,375 Josh Teater (35), $30,375 Nicholas Thompson (35), $30,375 Jason Kokrak (28), $22,200 Ted Potter, Jr. (28), $22,200 Cameron Tringale (28), $22,200 Camilo Villegas (28), $22,200 Boo Weekley (28), $22,200 Thomas Bjorn, $15,600 James Driscoll (21), $15,600 Graeme McDowell (21), $15,600 Troy Merritt (21), $15,600 Carl Pettersson (21), $15,600
Sunday At PGA National Resort and Spa, The Champion Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Purse: $6 million Yardage: 7,140; Par 70 Final (x-won on first playoff hole) x-Russell Henley (500), $1,080,000 64-68-68-72—272 Russell Knox (208), $448,000 70-63-68-71—272 Rory McIlroy (208), $448,000 63-66-69-74—272 Ryan Palmer (208), $448,000 68-66-69-69—272 Billy Hurley III (110), $240,000 70-67-67-69—273 David Hearn (95), $208,500 67-70-70-67—274 Will MacKenzie (95), $208,500 67-68-69-70—274 Stuart Appleby (78), $168,000 69-69-65-72—275 Luke Donald (78), $168,000 67-68-68-72—275 Sergio Garcia (78), $168,000 72-68-68-67—275 David Lingmerth (78), $168,000 69-68-68-70—275 Keegan Bradley (54), $94,800 69-68-66-73—276 Paul Casey (54), $94,800 72-68-69-67—276 Martin Flores (54), $94,800 69-70-68-69—276 Freddie Jacobson (54), $94,800 69-69-67-71—276 Chris Kirk (54), $94,800 69-67-72-68—276 Matteo Manassero, $94,800 67-71-71-67—276 George McNeill (54), $94,800 70-67-69-70—276 Andres Romero (54), $94,800 70-68-71-67—276 Adam Scott (54), $94,800 68-69-70-69—276 Chris Stroud (54), $94,800 69-66-73-68—276
Racing NASCAR Sprint CupThe Profit on CNBC 500 Results
Sunday At Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Ariz. Lap length: 1 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (13) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 312 laps, 149.9 rating, 48 points, $260,048. 2. (5) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 312, 122.5, 42, $172,240. 3. (1) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 312, 115.9, 42, $180,673. 4. (2) Joey Logano, Ford, 312, 124.3, 41, $159,641. 5. (17) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 312, 108.1, 40, $159,326. 6. (4) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 312, 111.8, 38, $152,266. 7. (15) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 312, 98.8, 38, $104,380. 8. (23) Carl Edwards, Ford, 312, 96.5, 37, $117,330. 9. (7) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 312, 101.5, 35, $132,871. 10. (3) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 312, 93.5, 34, $122,444. 11. (11) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 312, 78.4, 33, $101,430. 12. (19) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 312, 90, 32, $130,266. 13. (14) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 312, 83.2, 32, $118,671. 14. (18) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 312, 71.2, 30, $108,513. 15. (9) Aric Almirola, Ford, 312, 88, 29, $119,066. 16. (20) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 312, 81.7, 28, $114,963. 17. (6) Greg Biffle, Ford, 312, 80.8, 27, $120,480. 18. (21) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 312, 62.7, 26, $115,605. 19. (12) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 312, 79.9, 25, $87,480. 20. (8) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 312, 74.7, 24, $108,200. 21. (29) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 311, 62.6, 23, $105,250. 22. (27) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 311, 66.4, 22, $106,538. 23. (22) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 311, 68.1, 21, $105,594. 24. (24) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 311, 55.1, 20, $123,466. 25. (16) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 311, 67.1, 19, $110,680. 26. (25) A J Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 310, 64.4, 18, $93,938. 27. (31) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 310, 44.2, 17, $74,355. 28. (30) David Ragan, Ford, 310, 53.5, 16, $99,588. 29. (28) David Gilliland, Ford, 309, 52.4, 16, $96,863. 30. (43) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 309, 46.3, 14, $96,002. 31. (39) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 308, 38.5, 13, $76,790. 32. (32) Brian Scott, Chevrolet, 308, 42.9, 0, $76,105. 33. (26) Michael McDowell, Ford, 307, 42.5, 11, $73,480. 34. (41) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 307, 43.2, 10, $73,355. 35. (34) Ryan Truex, Toyota, 307, 34.1, 9, $73,230. 36. (33) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 306, 51.7, 8, $81,075. 37. (37) Blake Koch, Ford, 306, 30, 0, $72,946. 38. (40) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 302, 30.2, 6, $68,380. 39. (10) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, engine, 292, 73.6, 5, $64,380. 40. (38) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 292, 25.9, 0, $68,380.
41. (35) Alex Bowman, Toyota, brakes, 230, 40.6, 3, $56,380. 42. (36) Parker Kligerman, Toyota, engine, 226, 29.4, 2, $52,380. 43. (42) Morgan Shepherd, Toyota, brakes, 28, 25.3, 0, $48,880. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 109.229 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 51 minutes, 23 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.489 seconds. Caution Flags: 8 for 38 laps. Lead Changes: 14 among 8 drivers. Lap Leaders: J.Logano 1-37; D.Gilliland 38-39; B.Keselowski 40; J.Logano 41-73; K.Harvick 74-110; B.Keselowski 111-112; K.Harvick 113-190; J.Logano 191; K.Harvick 192-236; C.Edwards 237; J.Gordon 238-241; R.Newman 242-247; C.Bowyer 248; K.Harvick 249-312. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): K.Harvick, 4 times for 224 laps; J.Logano, 3 times for 71 laps; R.Newman, 1 time for 6 laps; J.Gordon, 1 time for 4 laps; B.Keselowski, 2 times for 3 laps; D.Gilliland, 1 time for 2 laps; C.Edwards, 1 time for 1 lap; C.Bowyer, 1 time for 1 lap. Wins: D.Earnhardt Jr., 1; K.Harvick, 1. Top 12 in Points: 1. D.Earnhardt Jr., 90; 2. Bra.Keselowski, 84; 3. J.Gordon, 80; 4. K.Harvick, 79; 5. J.Johnson, 78; 6. J.Logano, 75; 7. M.Kenseth, 70; 8. D.Hamlin, 68; 9. C.Edwards, 65; 10. G.Biffle, 64; 11. J.McMurray, 64; 12. C.Mears, 64.
Hockey NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L Boston 60 38 17 Montreal 62 34 21 Tampa Bay 61 34 22 Toronto 62 32 22 Detroit 60 28 20 Ottawa 61 27 23 Florida 61 23 31 Buffalo 60 18 34 Metropolitan Division Pittsburgh 60 40 16 Philadelphia 62 32 24 N.Y. Rangers 62 33 26 Washington 62 29 23 Columbus 60 30 25 New Jersey 62 26 23 Carolina 61 26 26 N.Y. Islanders 63 23 32
OT Pts GF GA 5 81 188 137 7 75 159 152 5 73 177 156 8 72 185 191 12 68 159 165 11 65 174 199 7 53 151 197 8 44 122 180 4 84 192 149 6 70 174 180 3 69 162 157 10 68 184 186 5 65 178 169 13 65 148 153 9 61 151 173 8 54 173 215
WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division St. Louis 60 40 14 6 86 200 139 Chicago 62 36 12 14 86 213 166 Colorado 61 39 17 5 83 188 164 Minnesota 61 33 21 7 73 150 148 Dallas 60 28 22 10 66 170 169 Winnipeg 62 30 26 6 66 174 178 Nashville 61 26 25 10 62 150 185 Pacific Division Anaheim 62 43 14 5 91 202 150 San Jose 62 39 17 6 84 188 151 Los Angeles 62 34 22 6 74 150 133 Vancouver 63 28 25 10 66 150 166 Phoenix 61 27 23 11 65 169 180 Calgary 60 23 30 7 53 139 182 Edmonton 62 20 34 8 48 154 204 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sunday’s Games Philadelphia 5, Washington 4, OT San Jose 4, New Jersey 2 Florida 5, N.Y. Islanders 3
Spurs defeat Mavericks By The Associated Press
SAN ANTONIO — Tony Parker had 22 points and seven assists in his return from a sixgame absence, leading the San Antonio Spurs’ balanced attack in a 112-106 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night. Tim Duncan scored 17 points, Kawhi Leonard added 16 and Boris Diaw had 13 points and 10 rebounds for San Antonio. Manu Ginobili had 15 points and seven assists and Tiago Splitter had 11 points as the Spurs extended their winning streak to three games. Dirk Nowitzki scored 22 points, Vince Carter added 21 and Monta Ellis had 17 for the Mavericks, who have lost eight straight to the Spurs. BULLS 109, KNICKS 90 CHICAGO — Joakim Noah had 13 points, 12 rebounds and 14 assists for his fifth career tripledouble, leading streaking Chicago over New York. Chicago had seven players score in double figures in its ninth win in the last 10 games. The Bulls also reached 100 points for the fourth consecutive game for the first time since Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2010. D.J. Augustin had 21 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter as Chicago (33-26) improved to 21-8 since Jan. 1 and a season-high seven games above .500 overall. Jimmy Butler scored 19 points and
Carlos Boozer had 14. break. Oklahoma City outreboundWhile the Bulls are galloping ed the Bobcats 44-29. through the weak Eastern Conference, the Knicks are floundering.
SUNS 129, HAWKS 120
RAPTORS 104, WARRIORS 98 TORONTO — DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points, Kyle Lowry had 13 and Toronto beat Golden State for its first victory in eight tries against Warriors guard Stephen Curry. Greivis Vasquez and Patrick Patterson each added 12 points and Jonas Valanciuas had 10 for the Raptors, who had lost 11 of their previous 13 meetings with the Warriors. Toronto’s only previous victory over Golden State since Curry was drafted was an 83-75 home win on March 4, 2012, a victory that came while the guard was sidelined by a strained tendon in his foot.
THUNDER 116, BOBCATS 99 OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant scored 28 points and Russell Westbrook had 26 to lead Oklahoma City past Charlotte. Durant made just 8 of 24 field goals, but sank all 12 of his free throws. Westbrook was 10 of 12 from the floor in 25 minutes in his fifth game since returning from right knee surgery. Reggie Jackson scored 17 points and Serge Ibaka had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Oklahoma City, which won its second straight after losing its first three games following the All-Star
PHOENIX — Gerald Green hit 5 of 6 3-pointers in the first half to help Phoenix score 79 points before the break, the most in the NBA this season, and the Suns held on to beat Atlanta. The first-half total was two shy of the US Airways Center record for points in a half. The previous high for Phoenix in any half this season was 67, but 63 percent shooting, including 12 of 18 on 3-pointers in the first half, shattered the team mark. Green finished with 33 points and Phoenix tied a season high with 15 3-pointers and set a season high with its 129 point output.
MAGIC 92, 76ERS 81 ORLANDO, Fla. — Tobias Harris scored a career-high 31 points and Orlando beat Philadelphia for the second time in less than a week, extending the 76ers losing streak to 14 games. Nikola Vucevic had 18 points and 17 rebounds for Orlando, which outscored Philadelphia 26-12 in the fourth quarter to earn the win. The 76ers’ skid is their longest since 1994, when they lost 15 straight, and includes a loss last Monday to the Milwaukee Bucks, the NBA’s worst team. The 76ers have the NBA’s second-worst record, while the Magic have the third-worst. C
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Ottawa 4, Vancouver 2 Boston 6, N.Y. Rangers 3 Colorado 6, Tampa Bay 3 St. Louis 4, Phoenix 2 Anaheim 5, Carolina 3 Monday’s Games Columbus at Toronto, 3 p.m. Buffalo at Dallas, 4 p.m. Calgary at Minnesota, 4 p.m. Montreal at Los Angeles, 6:30 p.m. All Times AST
Baseball Spring Training
Sunday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 8, Toronto 2 Houston 7, Atlanta (ss) 4 Atlanta (ss) 0, Detroit 0, tie, 10 innings St. Louis 7, N.Y. Mets 1 Tampa Bay 6, Minnesota 3 Pittsburgh 4, Philadelphia 1 Boston 8, Baltimore 6 Washington 10, Miami 3 San Francisco 5, Arizona 3 L.A. Dodgers 3, San Diego (ss) 3, tie Kansas City 5, Chicago Cubs 3 Chicago White Sox 9, Texas 7 Cleveland 6, Seattle 3 Oakland 3, L.A. Angels 2 Cincinnati 15, San Diego (ss) 4 Milwaukee 6, Colorado 5 Monday’s Games N.Y. Mets vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 9:05 a.m. Minnesota (ss) vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 9:05 a.m. Boston vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 9:05 a.m. St. Louis vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 9:05 a.m. Washington vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 9:05 a.m. Toronto vs. Minnesota (ss) at Fort Myers, Fla., 9:05 a.m. Philadelphia vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 9:05 a.m. Houston vs. Miami at Jupiter, Fla., 9:05 a.m. Kansas City vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 11:05 a.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 11:05 a.m. San Diego vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 11:05 a.m. Colorado vs. Seattle (ss) at Peoria, Ariz., 11:05 a.m. Seattle (ss) vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 11:05 a.m. Cleveland vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 11:05 a.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 11:05 a.m. L.A. Angels vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 11:05 a.m. Colorado vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 5:10 p.m. All Times AST
Basketball NBA Standings
Cleveland Detroit Milwaukee
24 37 .393 23 23 36 .390 23 11 47 .190 34½
WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division San Antonio 43 16 .729 — Houston 40 19 .678 3 Dallas 36 25 .590 8 Memphis 33 25 .569 9½ New Orleans 23 36 .390 20 Northwest Division Oklahoma City 45 15 .750 — Portland 41 18 .695 3½ Minnesota 29 29 .500 15 Denver 25 33 .431 19 Utah 21 38 .356 23½ Pacific Division L.A. Clippers 41 20 .672 — Golden State 36 24 .600 4½ Phoenix 35 24 .593 5 L.A. Lakers 20 39 .339 20 Sacramento 20 39 .339 20 Sunday’s Games Chicago 109, New York 90 Toronto 104, Golden State 98 Orlando 92, Philadelphia 81 Indiana 94, Utah 91 Oklahoma City 116, Charlotte 99 San Antonio 112, Dallas 106 Phoenix 129, Atlanta 120 Monday’s Games Memphis at Washington, 3 p.m. Chicago at Brooklyn, 3:30 p.m. Charlotte at Miami, 3:30 p.m. New York at Detroit, 3:30 p.m. Utah at Milwaukee, 4 p.m. Minnesota at Denver, 5 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Portland, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Sacramento, 6 p.m. All Times AST
Men’s Scores EAST
George Washington 66, George Mason 58 Hartford 67, UMBC 56 Iona 97, Rider 81 Maine 73, New Hampshire 69 Manhattan 68, Canisius 63 Marist 103, Quinnipiac 72 Siena 70, Monmouth (NJ) 54 St. John’s 72, DePaul 64 St. Peter’s 71, Niagara 67 Stony Brook 73, Albany (NY) 68 Vermont 92, Binghamton 82, OT Villanova 73, Marquette 56 Wisconsin 71, Penn St. 66 SOUTH Charlotte 74, Old Dominion 63 Clemson 77, Maryland 73, 2OT FIU 73, Tulane 47 Florida St. 81, Georgia Tech 71 Louisiana Tech 67, UAB 58 Louisiana-Lafayette 102, South Alabama 76 Marshall 64, East Carolina 61 Southern Miss. 60, FAU 49 MIDWEST Indiana 72, Ohio St. 64 Iowa 83, Purdue 76 SOUTHWEST Tulsa 72, UTSA 70, OT UTEP 74, North Texas 54
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Toronto 33 26 Brooklyn 28 29 New York 21 39 Boston 20 40 Philadelphia 15 45 Southeast Division Miami 42 14 Washington 31 28 Charlotte 27 32 Atlanta 26 32 Orlando 19 43 Central Division Indiana 46 13 Chicago 33 26
John Senden (21), $15,600 Lee Westwood (21), $15,600 Charlie Wi (21), $15,600 Mark Wilson (21), $15,600 Jamie Donaldson, $13,680 Charles Howell III (15), $13,680 Tim Wilkinson (15), $13,680 Stewart Cink (12), $13,320 Derek Fathauer, $13,320 Brian Harman (12), $13,320 D.A. Points (10), $13,020 Hudson Swafford (10), $13,020 Brendon de Jonge (7), $12,660 Ken Duke (7), $12,660 Justin Hicks (7), $12,660 Vijay Singh (7), $12,660 Trevor Immelman (4), $12,300 Jeff Overton (4), $12,300 Ben Crane (2), $12,120 Made Cut, did not finish Mark Calcavecchia (1), $11,700 Erik Compton (1), $11,700 Davis Love III (1), $11,700 William McGirt (1), $11,700 Scott Brown (1), $11,220 Brice Garnett (1), $11,220 Jamie Lovemark (1), $11,220 Y.E. Yang (1), $11,220 Heath Slocum (1), $10,920
FAR WEST Pct GB .559 — .491 4 .350 12½ .333 13½ .250 18½ .750 — .525 12½ .458 16½ .448 17 .306 26 .780 .559
New Mexico 72, Nevada 58 UCLA 74, Oregon St. 69
Women’s Scores EAST Canisius 66, Rider 63 Fairfield 74, Niagara 62 Fordham 58, Saint Joseph’s 53 Hofstra 60, Drexel 58 Marist 79, Iona 67 Monmouth (NJ) 80, Siena 57 Northeastern 54, Delaware 53 Towson 75, Coll. of Charleston 63
72-63-73-72—280 68-65-73-74—280 69-71-68-72—280 67-69-73-71—280 65-69-72-75—281 72-68-69-72—281 70-69-67-75—281 69-68-69-76—282 67-71-69-75—282 67-72-69-74—282 70-69-70-74—283 67-71-68-77—283 66-64-76-78—284 68-71-72-73—284 70-70-71-73—284 69-71-68-76—284 69-69-72-75—285 69-71-71-74—285 69-68-71-78—286 69-70-73—212 70-68-74—212 69-71-72—212 65-69-78—212 71-69-73—213 66-71-76—213 69-68-76—213 71-68-74—213 71-68-75—214 SOUTH
Alabama 78, LSU 60 Chattanooga 77, UNC-Greensboro 56 Davidson 83, Wofford 67 Elon 44, Samford 43 Florida St. 82, Virginia 70 Furman 78, Georgia Southern 68 Georgia 77, Mississippi St. 48 Georgia Tech 84, Boston College 74 James Madison 83, William & Mary 42 Kentucky 65, Vanderbilt 63 Louisiana-Lafayette 68, South Alabama 61, OT Maryland 87, Virginia Tech 48 Miami 67, Pittsburgh 54 Mississippi 73, Auburn 71, OT North Carolina 64, Duke 60 Notre Dame 84, NC State 60 Syracuse 64, Wake Forest 54 Tennessee 73, South Carolina 61 Texas A&M 83, Florida 72 MIDWEST Akron 80, Kent St. 66 Bowling Green 63, Ohio 39 Cent. Michigan 80, Toledo 77 E. Michigan 54, N. Illinois 45 Illinois St. 69, Loyola of Chicago 61 Indiana St. 73, Bradley 60 Iowa 81, Illinois 56 Michigan St. 76, Indiana 56 Minnesota 74, Ohio St. 57 N. Iowa 99, Drake 97, OT Northwestern 77, Wisconsin 73, OT Purdue 82, Nebraska 66 S. Dakota St. 99, South Dakota 88 Saint Louis 87, UMass 68 SOUTHWEST Arkansas 72, Missouri 70 Oral Roberts 80, Sam Houston St. 50 West Virginia 71, Baylor 69 FAR WEST Oregon 90, Arizona 78 Oregon St. 66, Arizona St. 43 Southern Cal 66, Colorado 59 UCLA 62, Utah 52
Transactions BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS — Designated INF David Cooper for assignment. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Announced the retirement of RHP Guillermo Mota. National League LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Traded INF Justin Sellers to Cleveland for cash considerations. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CHARLOTTE BOBCATS — Waived G Ben Gordon. CHICAGO BULLS — Signed G Jimmer Fredette for the remainder of the season. DALLAS MAVERICKS — Recalled G Shane Larkin and F Jae Crowder fromi Texas (NBADL). HOCKEY National Hockey League CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Acquired a 2014 third-round and a 2016 fifth-round draft pick from Florida for F Brandon Pirri. FLORIDA PANTHERS — Acquired RW Mark Mancari from St. Louis for LW Eric Selleck. Traded D Doug Janik to Chicago (AHL) for future considerations. NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Returned F Mike Halmo to Bridgeport (AHL). Activated F Frans
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largest in the series of business lines,” O’Leary said. Freight transport accounted for 67 percent of the railroad’s $143.7 million in revenue for 2013. Passenger service made up 18 percent of generated revenue and the railroad’s real estate holdings accounted for 13 percent, according to figures provided by the railroad. The remaining two percent resulted from miscellaneous revenue streams. The railroad reported $14.2 million in net income last year and is estimating $8.3 million in profits in 2014. In 2011, the railroad generated $13.4 million of income on $187 million of revenue. Although it is a state-owned corporation, the railroad operates on a calendar year, not the state fiscal year that begins every July 1. The faint good news in the Flint Hills announcement is that it was made early, he said. The refinery isn’t expected to shut down until June, giving the rail-
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targeted to new production. In the press conference, French acknowledged that, “targeted tax credits work better.” The Democrats’ proposal is similar to a plan they put forth last year as an alternative to the plan pushed by Gov. Sean Parnell that ultimately passed. Democrats say their plan also is aimed at ensuring Alaska gets its “fair share” for its oil. Senate Minority Leader Hollis French, D-Anchorage, called the Democrats’ plan a fair alternative. “Or, as we say, there’s a better way than the giveaway,” he said. Had SB 21, the tax-change bill passed by the Legislature in 2013, been in effect from 2007 through 2013 instead of the former tax system, Alaska’s Clear and Equitable Share, or ACES, the state treasury would be poorer by $8.5 billion, French said. The Democrats’ proposal would, among other things, provide time-limited tax breaks for
road time to try and soften the blow, he said. Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan told the Legislature’s Joint Transportation Committee Jan. 18 that the Port of Anchorage would likely see “net neutral” business with the loss of Flint Hills jet fuel shipments and the addition of Delta Western’s fuel storage. Last April, Delta Western, which supplies petroleum products to Western Alaska communities, announced plans to build 11.3 million gallons of fuel storage at the port by late this year. The second challenge facing what O’Leary said is believed to be the last full-service railroad in the nation — offering both freight and passenger service — is “the mother of all unfunded mandates, Positive Train Control,” he said. Positive Train Control, or PTC, is a national mandate by the Federal Railway Administration to install tracking and control systems that can override human error if a train is going too fast or is in the wrong place, O’Leary said. First unveiled in 1997 and mandated in 2008 after a series of accidents in the Lower 48, the
oil from newer fields and new developments in legacy, or older, fields. It would provide tax breaks for future production of heavy oil and for future production in legacy fields greater than 2012 levels. It also would require minimum work commitments as part of lease terms and allow AIDEA to issue loans to build or improve North Slope oil processing facilities and other infrastructure. There is another bill pending in the Legislature, House Bill 230 by Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, that would enable AIDEA to invest in oil processing facilities. Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, has also proposed legislation, in SB 192, that would reduce some of the tax benefits allowed to companies under the new tax law enacted by SB 21. French said he supports Stedman’s bill. The Democrat’s bill goes further than Stedman in proposing changes, however. Voters in August will decide whether to keep or repeal the oil tax structure passed by lawmakers in 2013. If the referendum is successful, the system will re-
Alaska Railroad estimates full PTC implementation will cost it about $155 million. Failure to install the system could result in fines of up to $25,000 per day and loss of passenger service. O’Leary said the current December 2015 deadline to complete PTC is unattainable for nearly all the nation’s railroads, so he said he expects an extension of several years. To date, the railroad has spent $63.8 million on the capital project. That money, along with the $19.1 million in state funding the railroad received in the fiscal year 2014 budget leaves about $70 million of work unfunded. The railroad has requested an additional $40.8 million from the Legislature over the next two years, O’Leary said. A change to the federal funding formula for passenger railroads completes O’Leary’s hardtimes trinity. The transportation funding package passed in October 2012 known as MAP-21 cut the Alaska Railroad’s allotted funding from $36 million to $28 million despite efforts to stop the cut by the congressional delegation, O’Leary said.
The Alaska Railroad “came under attack” by lawmakers from other states that didn’t think it warranted the same funding provided other passenger lines, even though it meets the requirements, he said. “We don’t look like the Chicago Transit Administration; we don’t look like Dallas Area Rapid Transit,” O’Leary said. When an increase to the railroad’s match requirement is added to the federal funding reduction, the hit totals $12 million per year, he said. That money would have gone towards upkeep of railroad’s capital-intensive infrastructure, according to O’Leary. Surface transportation funding will come up again later this year, and he said the fight over money for the railroad could resume. Going forward, the focus is going to be more on revenue generation and business expansion to solve the railroad’s financial bind and less on cost reduction, O’Leary said. Last March, prior to O’Leary taking the helm, 54 positions were cut at the railroad in a costsaving measure. More than 800 full-time employees worked for
‘We do bend the curve on progressivity at the high price levels.’
the Alaska Railroad in 2008, a workforce that has shrunk to about 580 now as business has dwindled. Nearly all of the large proposed infrastructure projects in the state would boost business for the railroad, O’Leary said. In the interim, railroad officials have discussed with the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority board the possibility of transporting liquefied natural gas from Cook Inlet north to Fairbanks by rail. Moving the LNG, that would mainly be used for heat, by rail would be much cheaper than by truck and could provide an alternative fuel source for the Interior if the state’s project to ship North Slope gas to the region — the Interior Energy Project — is delayed or falls through. Since the railroad’s presentation to AIDEA about the feasibility of shipping LNG by rail in December, O’Leary said in an interview that “there has been a lot of interest in the marketplace,” but there have been no further meetings between the railroad and the authority on the option. O’Leary said further develop-
ing the railroads nearly 18,000 acres of real estate available for lease across the state could provide an opportunity for increased and stable revenue. He said real estate holdings amounted for 76 percent of the railroad’s net income in 2013. “Real estate has long been a tremendous buffer for us over the years as we fight the business cycles in both freight and or passenger service,” he said. There are no plans for general passenger fare increases as a way to mitigate the financial burdens, O’Leary said. “We’re going to continue to focus on good customer service,” he said. Passengers are coming back to the Alaska Railroad, but numbers are still down from pre-recession highs when more than 542,000 passengers boarded the state’s trains in 2008. Recent ridership bottomed out in 2010 at 405,000 passengers as traffic on cruise line-owned railcars pulled by the Alaska Railroad fell. More than 1 million cruisers toured the state in 2013 for the first time since 2009 and the railroad carried more passengers, up to nearly 490,000 last year.
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Tracer members will partner with newcomers to help fill out records. Mohn said participants should bring a pencil and any information about their family. She said as well as helping people trace their family history, the charts information can be useful for people searching for family members who are still alive and Mohn said she will talk about how to factor in adoption. While some people may be able to fill out a lot of information, others may get stuck and that’s when online family tracing sites become helpful. If participants become addicted to genealogy, like Mattson and Mohn, they can join Totem Tracers, which meets once a month except during the summer. Dues are $18 per year and members will receive the group’s Ancestry.com password to access the site. The Kenai Totem Tracers Genealogical Society partnered with the library to put on the free community program, which will be held March 8 at 1 p.m.
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— Senate Minority Leader Hollis French, ies’ genealogy collections and D-Anchorage requested birth, death and marvert to what was in place before the change, ACES, French said. The Democrats’ proposal builds off ACES. That system featured a 25 percent base tax rate and a progressive surcharge triggered when a company’s production tax value hit $30 a barrel, which industry representatives said ate too deeply into profits, discouraging new investment. The surcharge also was credited with helping fatten the state’s coffers when prices climbed in recent years. The Democrats’ proposal — Senate Bill 202 and House Bill 338, in their respective chambers — would reinstate a progressivity formula that was in the ACES tax but reduce it at higher oil prices and cap it at about $192.50 a barrel under current estimates, according to a fact sheet.
“We do bend the curve on progressivity at the high price levels,” French said. The law passed last year took an entirely different approach to oil taxes. It has a 35 percent base tax rate compared with 25 percent under ACES and per-barrel tax credits for what would be considered new oil and production. For legacy fields, there is a sliding-scale per-barrel credit that is higher at lower prices and decreases to zero at higher prices. Willis Lyford is a spokesman for the Vote No on 1 campaign, which opposes the referendum. He said in a statement that the Democrats’ measure should not be viewed as a serious policy proposal because they are advocating something different than the old system that they have urged voters to support.
riage certificates from government agencies. Mohn said she used to write letters using her college typewriter and send them to a genealogy magazine asking for help. But she said one of the first resources is your own family. Mattson met a little bit of resistance when she began her research. “My dad said, ‘what do you want to know that stuff for?’” Mattson said with a laugh. She said today there are a lot websites and forums about family tree research; however, she said not to trust everything on the websites because other people who loaded the information may have made a mistake. Mohn and Mattson will teach the attendees how to fill out pedigree charts and family group records as well as how to use webKaylee Osowski can be sites like Ancestry.com and Find a Grave and genealogy software reached at kaylee.osowski@penprograms. Other Kenai Totem insulaclarion.com.
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School board to meet The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. in the borough building at 148 N. Binkley Street in Soldotna (unless otherwise noted). For more information, call 907-714-8888 or visit http://www.kpbsd.k12. ak.us/board.aspx?id=28035. The agenda and packet items are posted on Wednesday afternoon prior to the date of the Board Meeting. Persons with disabilities who need accommodations to participate at School Board meetings should contact Debbie Tressler at 907-714-8836 or email dtressleratkpbsd.k12.ak.us no later than three business days before the meeting date. The board will meet: n March 3; n April 14; n May 5 (at Seward High School); n June 2; n June 3 (Board Planning Session).
Early release dates for KPBSD schools Six times throughout the academic year, on a Wednesday, schools will meet the minimum day, so that teachers may have approximately 90 minutes of additional time to work on improvement strategies. On these early release dates, school will end 90 minutes earlier. Bus transportation will be adjusted by 90 minutes. Upcoming early release date is: Apr. 16.
Spring Break for schools March 7 is an in-service day. Students will not have school. KPBSD schools will be closed for spring break March 10-14.
KBEA scholarships up for grabs
The Kenai Borough Employees Association scholarship committee is currently accepting applications for three scholarships of $500 each. The scholarships are available to all 2014 graduates of the Kenai Peninsula Borough, including public schools, private schools and home-schooled. Applications and instructions are available from any Kenai Peninsula Borough High School counselor’s office or on the borough’s website at borough.kenai.ak.us. Applications must be delivered or postmarked by March 28. Applications can be mailed or dropped off at the KBEA Scholarship Committee, 144 N. Binkley St., Soldotna, AK 99669. Scholarship available to Nikiski students If you will be a graduate in 2014, live in the community of Nikiski, and plan on continuing your education after graduation, please consider applying for the Thelma McConnell Scholarship. Applications are available at Nikiski MiddleHigh School. The deadline for applications is March 31. If you have questions, please contact Patti Floyd at the Nikiski Senior Center at 907-776-7654.
Career and Tech training offered KPBSD Career and Tech Department is offering free after school academies to train students in the Welding, Construction and Medical Field. There will be a summer construction academy at the Workforce Development Center (located behind KCHS). Students will be constructing a greenhouse and a shed. Class days will be May 28-30 and June 2-6 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Also offered this summer is an Emergency Trauma Technician (ETT) academy. Dates and times TBA. This course will cover all areas required to receive certification as an Emergency Medical Technician. The last week of class will be for review and the final exam. If you pass the exam you’ll receive your certification and an ETT patch. Any high school student is able to participate in any of our academies. If a student successfully completes the 60 hour academy they will receive a ∏ practical art credit. To sign up go to http://onestop.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/ or for more information call Debbie Pearson at 283-2145 or students can see there counselor. Funding for the Alaska Construction Academies comes from a grant from the Ak Dept of Labor and Workforce Development, The Ak Dept of Commerce and Economic Development and The AK Youth First Program.
Connections Home-school Dates To Remember: March 7 — High School Eligibility Due; Ice Skating Party in Homer at Kevin Bell Arena 1:45-3:15 p.m. March 26 — Job and Career Fair at Peninsula Job Center 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 28 — Alaska Sealife Center – Nocturne Program March 31 — Last Day To Turn In Connections Orders (date subject to change); Last day to turn in Iditaread minutes April — Enrollment for 2014/2015 Begins This Month April 1-3 — HSGQE Grade 10 and Retest Grades 11th & 12th; Standard Based Assessments (SBA’s) Grade 3rd – 10th April 1 — Connections Photo Contest Deadline April 8 — Science Assessments for Grades 4th, 8th & 10th Iditaread Attention all readers: the 2014 Iditaread is here and it’s time again for Connections Homeschool’s Iditaread Challenge to all K-6th grade students! The Iditaread Challenge will begin March 1. Stop by your local Connections Office between now and then for more information and to get your sled ready to hit the trail! The challenge will run through March 31. Running/Walking Club Connections is hosting a running/walking club starting March 19. This fitness fun is welcome to all Connections families. Please RSVP and share your ideas and questions with Shelli Furlong. firstname.lastname@example.org Alaska Sealife Center — Nocturne Program See SCHOOLS, page B-3
Photos by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion
Zykiah Cooney, a sophomore at Nikiski High School, looks at blood cells under a microscope during a career day event at Central Peninsula Hospital Tuesday in Soldotna.
Abundant opportunities High school students learn about hospital careers at CPH By KAYLEE OSOWSKI Peninsula Clarion
Ninety-one Kenai Peninsula Borough School District high school students explored the world of hospital careers on Tuesday at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. Prior to the second annual hospital career day, students determined what areas of hospital jobs — diagnostic, therapeutic, medical information or environmental — they were interested in. In the Denali Conference Room a station for each area was set up around the room for students to visit and talk to different employees in the various fields. Betty Miller, a retired Skyview High School nurse who helped to make the event a reality, said one purpose of the event is to show students that working in the health sciences industry isn’t limited to nursing and doctoring. Under diagnostic students can consider jobs in radiology and imagining. Medical information offers careers in areas like billing and coding. The environmental field provides jobs like chefs and electricians. Counseling and nursing fall under the therapeutic area. Some students who attended the event are interested in jobs that are typically associated with hospitals like Jessie Mcnamara, a Skyview sophomore, who said she is considering studying nursing. Other students, like Kenai Alternative High School senior, Kelly Price, said she couldn’t handle a job that has to deal with “gushing blood” came to the event to explore other hospital career options such as a front desk assistant. Along with speaking to employees to learn about various hospital jobs, every student went on a tour of the facility. The first stop was the lab where samples —
most frequently blood — are analyzed to determine what someone is infected with. From there students saw where the hospital’s servers are housed. To obtain an entry-level position in the technology side of hospital careers, students would need to obtain a two-year degree in computer technology. Then the students were taken to the laundry room, which has a dirty side and a clean side and sees 2,000 – 2,500 pounds of laundry daily. A large washing machine folds some of the linens to keep up with demand. The last department the students visited was respiratory care where employees work with patients of all ages dealing with breathing, heart and stress issues. Ellena Gordeev, a Nikolaevsk School ninth grader, said she wasn’t expecting to find any health sciences fields she was interested in, but the respiratory department appealed to her. With entry level jobs requiring a two-year respiratory care degree, she’s excited about the viability pursuing a career in the area. Kenai Alternative senior, Cameron Bobee, said he didn’t know there were so many different areas of hospital careers. He’s interested in becoming an emergency medical technician or a firefighter. Laura Beeson, a Kenai Central High School guidance counselor, said she thinks there’s a lot of students, like Bobee, who don’t realize the variety of jobs available in the industry. “When they think hospital, they think doctor, nurse or janitor,” she said. She said many of the students say they want to get a job helping people and the event shows students the variety of ways to meet that goal as well as the tangibility of different career options. Loretta Knudson-Spalding, KPBSD
Students listen to a presentation while eating lunch during a career day Tuesday at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna.
guidance assistant, said while the event is open to all students, counselors target tenth and eleventh graders, which is when they think students should begin thinking about post high school careers. While the district doesn’t have stats for how many district students pursue health care careers, Knudson-Spalding said it is doing a better job of tracking those interests to help parents, teachers and staff plan classes and events, like hospital career day, to develop career goals. Kaylee Osowski can be reached at email@example.com.
Professor launches campaign to support unique project For the past four years, Ron Levy, local photographer and KRC photography adjunct instructor, has been producing posters that tie the Iditarod, Alaska’s annual sled dog race to Nome, to the challenges and struggles many individuals face. These posters have been inspired by the concept that everyone has their own Iditarod to face, whether they are battling an illness or dealing with financial or emotional issues - and everyone needs a team of supporters running alongside them. Levy’s posters have been bought and sent all over the U.S. and abroad to doctors, patients and others who want to inspire someone they love. Because Levy produces and distributes these posters out-of-pocket, he has decided to try crowdsource funding this year to keep the project thriving. Levy recently launched a Kickstarter campaign with the goal of reprinting and sending 5,000 of his “Guiding Light” Iditarod posters to patients, friends of patients, hospital wings and/or any other facility that helps people overcome the challenges in their lives. Learn more about the project at this link: http://kck.st/1jJ1Yxo.
KRC Health Clinic offers seasonal advice
In her role as KRC’s advanced nurse practitioner, Kathy Becher, provides important health information for students, faculty and staff. This month, Becher has highlighted the fact that February and C
K enai P eninsula C ollege A round C ampus March have higher levels of mental disorder exacerbations, such as eating disorders and bipolar disorder, especially here in Alaska. Eating Disorder Awareness Month is being observed through March 1. Eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder can include extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues. A popular misconception about eating disorders is that if someone has one, it will be obvious by their low weight and starvation habits. However, those suffering from eating disorders can be of any weight and are often adept at hiding their illness. According to the National Eating Disorders Awareness organization, early diagnosis and intervention significantly enhance recovery. If not identified or treated in their early stages, eating disorders can become chronic, debilitating and even life-threatening conditions. A review of nearly fifty years of research confirms that anorexia nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder. KPC students who have questions or concerns about eating disorders can conM
tact Kathy Becher, ANP, at 262-0347 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Other community resources for information and treatment of eating disorders include the Cottonwood Health Clinic in Soldotna (262-3119) and the MediCenter in Kenai (283-9118). Becher has this general message for her student patients and the community at-large, “Eat healthy, exercise, get outdoors often and take care of mental health this time of year! Individuals struggling with any mental health disorder such as anxiety, depression or suicidal ideation, are encouraged to contact a counselor or their health provider for a screening and referral.”
Spanish interpreter services being offered locally
There are three Spanish language interpreters, Leonor Araoz-Fraser, Martha L. Morgan and Eva Canedo, KPC Spanish language adjunct professor, located in the Kenai/Soldotna area. They have been trained by the Alaska Institute for Justice Language Interpreter Center in Anchorage to provide valuable interpreting services to local organizations. Araoz-Fraser, Morgan and Canedo are trained to help institutions provide better services to clients who have limited English. Any person or institution can employ their services. To learn more, please visit the AK Institute for Justice’s website. To request Spanish language interpreter services, please call (907) 279-2457.
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Peninsula Clarion, Monday, March 3, 2014
1 child’s trash is another kid’s treasure By MARJORIE CLARK Ketchikan Daily News
KETCHIKAN — The Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council classroom fills with excited chatter Saturday mornings and when it empties two hours later, students’ hands are stained with paint and they are excitedly talking about their latest adventure in art. During the past four weekends, students have woven paper into “quilts,” painted reusable shopping bags, made “bowls” from coffee filters to resemble blown glass art and created dream catcher window hangings from discarded CDs at the council’s Saturday Morning Art class. All the projects are made from discarded items, including bottle caps, cardboard trays, bubble wrap, plastic bottles, scrap paper, discarded newspapers, yarn, paint and markers while crowded around a newspaper-covered table and using their imaginations, glue, markers and paint. “The class is all about reusing materials that
you otherwise would have thrown away,” teacher Maria White said. “We talked about when you throw something away, what does ‘away’ mean? The thing still exists, but it’s just in a different place now.” White has a bachelor’s degree in art education, and spent the past year in the Bahamas teaching at a high school study abroad program. She said the curriculum focused on environmental conservation, and she wanted to have a similar focus here. “I thought it was important, especially in a small town where we don’t have a lot of ways to dispose of things, and we’re right on the ocean,” White said. “I thought it was important to talk about it.” The weekly class, called SMART for short, features two sections — one for kindergarten through third grades, and one for fourth through seventh grades. Near the end of last week’s class, White had students tearing colored paper into piles. White said she was going to soak the paper during the week and use it to make new paper with the
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Alaska Sealife Center — Nocturne Program Enjoy an overnight adventure at the Alaska SeaLife Center! Students will spend the evening honing observation skills and participating in hands-on marine science programs. At night they’ll fall asleep with the seabirds, Stellar sea lions and Harbor seals. The Nocturne Sleep over includes, a scavenger hunt, free time to tour the Alaska SeaLife Center, two programs, and an optional dinner and breakfast venue. Please contact your advisor for more information. Talent Show Mark Wackler is putting together the program for the talent show therefore if you want to participate please RSVP: email@example.com or call 714-8880. The date for the Talent Show is April 29, show starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Sohi Auditorium. If you are interested or have any questions please contact us ASAP.
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March 3 — 4 p.m. APC Meeting in the library, discussion will be on class configurations and budget update; 6-7 p.m. New parent informational meeting in the library. This meeting is for all families in the lottery, on the wait list, and those who are enrolled in Kaleidoscope who have not yet attended a meeting. March 4 — 3rd and 4th grade will be having their end of quarter celebration; 5th and 6th grade will be having their End of quarter celebration and Science night; 9:15-10:15 a.m. PTA will be having their general meeting. March 5 — Cooking Club is meeting today from 3:45-4:45 p.m. March 6 — Relaxing read in day; Tap Dance Club is meeting from 3:45-4:45 p.m. March 7 — Lottery Application Deadline is Friday at 4 p.m. If you would like your child enrolled in the lottery for the 2014-2015 school year, your application must be summited by this date PTA Yearbooks are on sale through April 4 for $18. Reserve your copy today! Watch for flyers to come home for Staff Appreciation Week and the carnival – lots of volunteer opportunities! Reminders The Life Skill we are focusing on this week is Responsibility: To respond when appropriate; to be accountable for one’s actions. March 26 at 4 p.m. our lottery will be held.
students. “It’s totally different than any art teaching I’ve done before,” White said. “I Just wanted to see what would happen when you introduce the same ideas to younger kids that you introduce to high school kids, and it’s really amazing all the things they can conceptualize.” White reveals a mystery item from a bucket every week and asks the students what they could do with it. She said one week she showed them an empty Pringles container, and was surprised at the suggestions they came up with. During the course, which runs through March 8, White is basing lessons on well-known artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Gustav Klimt and Dale Chihuly. “I show them the original and we talk about it, and then I have them make their own version using things you find laying around,” White said. “It’s been a lot of fun.” White approached KAAHC in the fall with the concept for the class, but without a place to do it.
call 283-8600. There will be a PTA meeting at 3:45 p.m. on March 4 in the staff lounge. The D.A.R.E. graduation for 5th grade students will be on March 6 at 6 p.m. in the gym. March 6 is “Wacky Hair” day at Mountain View. Congratulations to our Soaring Eagles for the month of February. They are Alyssa Berg, Tait Cooper, Arianna Hensley, Kaylee Jones, Aben Larson, Peyton Malmquist, Brendon Mowery, Devin Murphy, Malerie Nunn, Rylee Olympic, Willow Patrick, Caleb Russell, Jordan Smith, Keagan Stanley, Patience Toepel, Kayden Velvick, Haven Walluk, Liam Whitney and Finn Wilkins.
Nikiski North Star Elementary NNS is participating in the Healthy Futures Challenge this year. The contest will run for the months of February, March and April. Healthy Futures is an activity the help youth build positive, lifelong physical fitness habits through two core programs: the Healthy Futures Activity Log Challenge and promoting youth attendance at local recreational events. NNS is committed to helping students develop the skills, knowledge and desire they need in order to be physically active now and for the rest of their lives. Your child should keep a log of their physical activity. They turn in the logs to their teachers in exchange for exciting prizes. Logs are included on the monthly newsletter. For more information and to learn how to get involved in this program, please call the office at 776-2600.
The first grade classes had a blast learning about the Iditarod and will be tracking the race. Dr. Seuss’ Birthday was yesterday, March 2. We will be reading Dr. Seuss books all week and we have many first graders as Thing 1 and Thing 2s on display in the hall. Second graders from Mrs. Bates’ class at Mt. View Elementary and Mrs. McCoy’s class at K-Beach Elementary have been busy for the past two weeks, sampling cookies and learning to write opinion papers. On Wednesday, February the 24th, the two classes will join each other via Skype to to present their opinions about the best cookie in the world and vote in the Great Cookie Election. Stay tuned to find out whether Oreos, Fudge Stripes, or Chips Ahoy will win the election! Things are getting “fishy” at K-Beach! Third graders dissected salmon last week with Biologist Jenny from Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Mrs. Romatz and Mr. Vedders also took their classes ice fishing. Myles Evarts caught the biggest fish and Maddy Braden caught the most fish! Third graders have also been involved in a yearlong salmon incubation project. The Coho salmon alevin are now gulping air to fill their swim bladders and becoming free swimming fry! This week in Mr. Daniels’ Class we are colliding objects together. Just what 4th graders love to do…smash things together! In reality we are learning about how energy is transferred from one object to another through those collisions. In other news, we will be heading to the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Center to learn about Wildlife in Winter. It’s a program that teaches kids about how animals adapt to a winter environment and how they can survive the harsh winters in the northern climate. March 18 – Band concert in the K-Beach gym at 6:30 p.m.
Redoubt Elementary 2014/2015 Preschool applications may be picked up at the school office. Children must be 4 years old by Sept. 1. Box Top winners last week were; Vincent Santana & Alexandra Saito Redoubt’s Fifth grade classes will be hosting a Wax Museum March 4, 1-2:30 p.m.. This is a fun and educational event. Parents are invited to come and enjoy. Kindergarten and new student registration will be held April 1 through April 3 10a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Please bring your child’s immunization records and a copy of their birth certificate. Pre-Registration forms for the 2014/2015 school year were sent home Feb. 27. Parents are asked to complete the form and return it to school with your child by March 6. All students in the same household may be listed on one form. All volunteers must be registered with the school district prior to volunteering in classrooms/driving on field trips. Field trip drivers must complete a driver form and submit required documentation when driving on school related field trips. Please contact the school office for additional information or go to http:// www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/ click on volunteer link and follow the instructions. Forensics Results 4th Grade Humorous poetry — Cayden Kelly, Ashton Wright-Hanke, Caleigh Glassmaker; Non-humorous poetry — Simon Graham, Emma Brantley, Dylan Dahlgren; Humorous prose — Jacob Belger, Audrey Larson (no 3rd place); Non-humorous prose — Brier Books, Lincoln Saito, Evan Bergevin 5th Grade Humorous poetry — Davis Schramm, Mack Frost, Emma Craig; Non-humorous poetry — Israel Aley, Claudia Martinez, Taylor Edwards; Humorous prose — Erika Arthur, Kirsten Figueroa (no 3rd place); Non-humorous prose — Spencer Kapp, Sierra Kuntz, Kati Koch; Interpretive reading-singles — Josh Bond, Bridger Brewer; Story telling-singles — Brittany Lewis, Madelyn Barkman 6th Grade Humorous poetry — Galen Brantley, Elena Dimitrovski, Aubree Cude; Non-humorous poetry — Jersey Truesdell, Hunter Johnson, Sue Heidi Hugarte ; Humorous prose — Brooke Belluomini, Gracie Caston, Aaron Faletoi; Non-humorous prose — Andrew Fletcher, Levi Rosin, Tyler Morrison ; Interpretive readingsingles — Shannon Yeskie, Matthew Lewis; Story telling-singles — Cameron Blackwell, Kaylyn Bearup, Whitney Benson; Interpretive reading-multiples — Elena Dimitrovski, Whitney Benson; Poetry multiples — Chris Edelman, Robbie Mize; Prose multiples — Brooke Belluomini, Cameron Blackwell, Kianna Holland
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The ski team raced at State. Mika Morton finished 3rd for small Spring athletes will be finally able to spring into action as softball, track and field, and soccer practices start soon. Students want- schools in the 7.5k classic race. The girls basketball team defeated Grace Christian 42-35, but ing to participate in Spring Sports must have a current physical, turned in all the required paper work, and pay their dues before they lost to ACS. The boys lost to Grace and ACS. There will be a Video Conference Opportunity in Mr. Sparks can participate in any sport. World History class on March 5, 7-8:30 a.m. entitled; Middle East in Transition: Peace and Conflict. This session will explore Kenai Middle how we think about the choice between violence and non-vioThe Intermediate Band concert will be tonight at 6:30 p.m. in lence, both in terms of how we remember the history of the movethe library. Concert band will follow at 7:15 p.m. in the library as ments, and in the current context of transition in the Middle East. well. There will be a Choir concert Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the KCHS Students will explore their personal and moral response to violence, and how they view the difference between terrorism and auditorium. The end of the Third quarter will be this Thursday. Friday will self-defense, or between inappropriate and appropriate violence. Students will explore the balance of violence and nonviolence inbe an in-service day. There will be no school. Congratulations to last week’s Character Counts award winners: volved in key historical transitions in order to better understand current resistance movements across the Middle East. Brittany Gilman and Travis Lindley. Good Job! March 3 — Music In Our Schools Month Concert at 7 p.m. in the commons Mountain View Elementary March 4 — Winter Sports Assembly at 2 p.m. – Regular bell Applications are available for the 2014-2015 Mountain View schedule with 7th hour shortened Pre-K Program. March 6 — Beauty and the Beast Competition at 4 p.m. in the Screenings for this program will be held at the Kenai Commu- upper gym nity Library on April 15. In order to be considered, a child must be 4 years old by Sept. 1 and have a completed application returned Soldotna Elementary to Mountain View Elementary. Screenings will be scheduled after Congratulations to last week’s Reading Counts winners! They applications are brought back to the school. For information please C
“I went in to ask if they knew of a place in town that I would be able to rent,” White said. “Instead, they offered their space downstairs.” KAAHC Education Director Anita Maxwell said part of the council’s mission is to encourage life-long learning, and the youth art class plays well into current programming. “It’s been great,” Maxwell said. “I’ve had parents stop me in the grocery store raving about Maria, and the class, and that their kids are having a great time. We’re really happy with our first Saturday Morning Art Class.” White works at Snorkel Alaska during the summer month, so Maxwell said they are unsure if the class will continue in the summer. But Maxwell said she would love to have some form of the class continues. “We’re looking at different things as far as school-based learning, but this is a great opportunity to make it accessible outside of school time,” Maxwell said. “We are so pleased with Maria’s work, and she’s been a fabulous instructor. Hopefully it’s the first of many.”
are Andrew Stoner, Alexis Martinez, Alyssa Almeida, Hayes Howard, Rhys Cannava, Logan Cotton, Josh Pieh, Brett Spence, and ShaneRay Schneider. Good job, guys and girls! Keep up that great reading! KPBSD is providing a final sub training session on Tuesday, March 18th, at 10:00 a.m. in the KPBSD conference room which is upstairs in their building. The training is for anyone who would like to sub as a teacher, aide, tutor, secretary or custodian. This will be the last class until next fall. Please call Randi Broyles at 714-8888. We have the Spring Break coming up soon. There will be no school for students on March 7. Teachers and support staff will be in session, however, reviewing and adjusting school goals and compiling report cards. Then the actual Spring Break will arrive on March 10 - 14. See you back at school on Monday, March 17th, and remember to wear something green that day to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. Pre-registration forms for the school year 2014-2015 have been sent home. Please review all the information carefully. Make changes as needed, sign, and return to SOEL by March 6. This information is needed to plan classroom assignments for next year. Thank you so much. Come join our wonderful PTA on March 17, 3:45 p.m. in the library. Childcare will be provided, and we really hope to see you there. We are still accepting Title 1 applications for the 2014-2015 school year. Please stop by the office to pick one up if you’re interested. To be eligible, students must be 4 years old by Sept. 1. Please contact Katrina Cannava at 260-5142 or katrinacannava@ kpbsd.k12.ak.us. Calling All SOEL Sixth Graders — Soldotna Middle School Parent Night is March 18 at 6:30 p.m. Be informed! Gustav Klimt was an Austrian born symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession Movement. He is known for his murals, sketches, paintings and other art objects. Please notice the Gustav Klimt inspired paintings that our preschoolers have painted and displayed outside Mrs. Cannava’s classroom. Trees of gold are a central theme. I’m sure you will enjoy them as much I do.
Soldotna High Cinderella’s Closet is opening soon. March 18, 20, 25, and 27 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the theater dressing rooms at Soldotna High School. Look for the pink signs! This is a program where we help local ladies in need with free prom dresses, shoes, and accessories. We have helped over 342 ladies in the past 4 years. Last year, we provided items to 92 local students from Soldotna High, Cook Inlet Academy, Skyview High, River City Academy, Kenai Central High, Nanwalek, Port Graham, Susan B. English (Seldovia), and Nikiski High. Please share this/post at your schools. It is “housed” at SoHi, but is open to any peninsula high school students. Donations can be dropped off at the Soldotna High School office from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. We are in need of formal dresses, accessories, and shoes. Thank you for your support. SoHi will be well represented on the Alaska Junior National Nordic Team. Sadie Fox & Hannah Pothast will both be competing in Stowe, Vermont the first week in March. Congratulations! Higher Expectations Greater Success Parent Guide (Alaska Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics) is now available at the front office. Alaska’s standards in English and math set high expectations for students from kindergarten to grade 12. Students who meet these goals will be ready for success after high school-whether it is in the military, on the job, or in a union apprenticeship, technical school, or college. Your schools will decide how to meet the standards through a local curriculum and teaching methods that respect your community’s cultures.
Soldotna Middle Danica Schmidt was chosen as the February 7th Grade Chamber Student of the Month. She will be honored at the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce luncheon on April 29. Congratulations Danica! Events this week! March 3-5 — SMS Counselor/Principal representatives will visit local elementary 6th grade students. March 4 – Spring Band and Choir Concert at 7 p.m. - Soldotna Middle School Large Gym. All welcome to attend! Important: SBA Testing for ALL 7th and 8th Grade students will be April 1, 2, 3. If you know your student will be absent from school any or all of these days, please contact the front office at 260-2500 as soon as possible to make arrangements for alternate testing dates.
Tustumena Elementary Congratulations to the following students who won our school Forensics competition and will be competing at the District Wide Forensics: Dana Gibson, Kelar Sooter, Briar Goldstein, Cayce Warner, Janel Olsen and Emily Hinz, Kaytee Hackett, Austin Matheson, Ree’Lyn Lisenby, Amanda, Wylie and Korrin Nyren. March 4 — SMS Counselor’s visit the 6th Grade Class March 18 — PTO Meeting at 4 p.m.; 6th Grade Parent Orientation at Skyview at 6:30 p.m. March 26 — Lynx Track Activity March 31 — Site Council Meeting at 4 p.m.
Wings Christian Academy This week at Wings, Charisma Watkins and Joanna Grant won the “Cleanest Desk of the Week” award. Wednesday is a “Quiz-em Day” for chapel. The students will test their knowledge from the past chapels and see how much they remember. This week will be the final ice skating activity for the LLC PE class; next semester they will be going to Jumping Junction once a week. The ULC PE class is finishing up their semester with a final bowling activity on Thursday. March 7 is the first volleyball game against the WHCS Archers! Everyone is invited to attend; it will take place at Wings Christian Academy at 1 p.m.
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Candidates will be required to: • A background check • A drug and alcohol screening • A full functional physical This will be a permanent full-time position offering a competitive pay and benefits package, as well as an opportunity to grow and develop as our company expands operations to support the local and global industry. Please submit your resume in confidence by E-mail or Fax: E-Mail: Employment.Alaska1@exprogroup.com Fax: (907)344-5079 Please Note: The Company complies with equal opportunity legislation, unfair discrimination or harassment based on race, culture, nationality, disability, sex, sexual orientation, age or other non job-related criteria are unacceptable. Instead, principles of equal opportunity, openness of communication and objectivity in selection and reward processes shall be followed. In the formulation of the criteria required for any vacancy please ensure that there is no direct or indirect infringement of these principles.
Business Practices Compliance Technician Peak Oilfield Service Company is recruiting for a Business Practices Compliance Technician to support our Nikiski business unit. This position will work directly with our HR and Safety departments to ensure quality employee recruitment, selection, placement and intra-company transfers are compliant with established policies, procedures and protocols. The successful candidate must be highly organized,detail oriented and have the ability to multi-task. Peak is looking for someone with significant administrative experience preferably within the oilfield industry. Peak is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Post offer/Pre-employment screening including drug testing, functional capacity testing and other pre-employment tests are required. Submit resumes to email@example.com or fax to (907) 263-7041. Include the phrase “Nikiski Compliance Technician” in your email subject line and on your resume. Peak is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) and as such extends preference to BBNC Shareholders, Shareholder Spouses, and BBNC Descendants. If you fit into one of these categories, please indicate this on your resume.
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Pursuant to the recently filed Federal Communications Commission Form 854 bearing File Number A0894115, Kenai Broadcasting LLC proposes to construct a new uniform cross-section guyed tower at 36474 Northern Lights Blvd, Soldotna, AK, having geographic coordinates in the NAD83 datum of N. Latitude 60-30-32.5, West Longitude 151-4-17.3. The tower will be 23 meters above ground level with appurtenances. The elevation of the site is 70 meters above mean sea level. The tower will have no marking nor obstruction lighting. Interested persons who allege that the tower may have a significant environmental effect may file a written Request for environmental processing with the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission setting forth in detail the reasons justifying or the circumstances necessitating environmental consideration of the proposed tower's construction. Any such Request may only raise environmental concerns. Informal objections to the proposed tower based on environmental considerations must be filed prior to the FCC grant of a construction permit, or prior to authorization for facilities that do not require construction permits. The Federal Communications Commission strongly encourages interested parties to file Requests for Environmental Review online. Instructions for making such filings can be found at http://www.fcc.gov/asr/environmentalrequest. The mailing address for interested parties that would prefer to file a Request for Environmental Review by paper copy is: FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554.
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City Hall Council Chamber 177 N. Birch St. Soldotna, AK 99669 REGULAR MEETING, 5:30 PM CALL TO ORDER & PLEDGE Roll Call Approval of Agenda Approval of Minutes - 2/15/14 SCHEDULED COMMENTS AND PRESENTATIONS - No Items PUBLIC HEARINGS Resolution PZ 2014-004 - A Resolution of the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Soldotna Granting a Conditional Use Permit for the Construction of a 7,800 Square Foot Self-Storage Facility. The Property is Zoned Commercial, and is Legally Described as Tract 4-D, Hayward Hill Subdivision No. 3 (Plat Recording No. KN0850132, Kenai Recording District). Resolution PZ 2014-005 - A Resolution of the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Soldotna Approving a Site Plan for a Retail Development Located at the Intersection of the Kenai Spur and Sterling Highways. The Property is Zoned Commercial, and is Legally Described as Tracts A-1, A-2 and A-3, Mullen Homestead Subdivision Aventine Addition. Resolution PZ 2014-006 - A Resolution of the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Soldotna Approving a Sign Variance for a Retail Development Located at the Intersection of the Kenai Spur and Sterling Highways. The Property is Zoned Commercial, and is Legally Described as Tracts A-1, A-2 and A-3, Mullen Homestead Subdivision Aventine Addition. Resolution PZ 2014-007 - A Resolution of the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Soldotna Approving a Driveway Width Variance for a Retail Development Located at the Intersection of the Kenai Spur and Sterling Highways. The Property is Zoned Commercial, and is Legally Described as Tracts A-1, A-2 and A-3, Mullen Homestead Subdivision Aventine Addition. OLD BUSINESS - No Items NEW BUSINESS Discussion of the City's 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan PUBLIC COMMENTS WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE INFORMATIONAL ITEMS - No Items COMMISSIONER TRAINING & EDUCATION No Items REPORTS Mayor and Council City Manager/City Planner Director of ED&P Commission Comments PENDING ISSUES - No Items ADJOURNMENT A joint work session with Soldotna City Council is scheduled for March 19, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. followed by the next regular meeting of the Soldotna Planning & Zoning at 5:30 p.m. For agenda items & other information, see www.ci.soldotna.ak.us or call the City Planner at 907-262-9107. PUBLISH: 3/3, 2014
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War of words continues long after divorce is over DEAR ABBY: Before my ex-husband and I were married, I became pregnant with his baby. We decided together that we weren’t ready for the responsibility and made the mutual decision to end the pregnancy early in the first trimester. We did marry eventually and had a baby girl a few years ago who is now in college. We divorced many years ago because of his many affairs, including one with his best friend’s wife. I have come to believe that my ex told our daughter about our decision out of spite because I told her about the affairs when she was old enough to understand since she may have a halfsister. Should I ask my daughter about this or let it go? It was a very private decision, and I think he is a creep for hurting her by telling her. — FURIOUS IN ILLINOIS DEAR FURIOUS: Why do you think you ex spilled the beans to your daughter? Has she been behaving differently toward you? Why do you think she “may” have a half-sister? Are you sure it isn’t more than one — or a brother
or two? The fact that you terminated a pregnancy before your daughter’s birth has nothing to do with her. If you think there is something festering between you and your daughter, my advice is to clear the air before it gets worse.
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DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I have been together since August 2012 and have lived together since last summer. He is perfect in every way. He wakes me every morning with a smile and a kiss and pours me a cup of tea. He never goes anywhere without letting me know he thinks I’m beautiful and telling me how much he loves me. He gets home before I do most nights, has a glass of wine and a hot bath waiting for me, and cooks dinner while I’m in the tub. He’s amazing!
ling, which might provoke quite a response from you. Is it possible that you are channeling some of your distress about another situation into this one? Try to look at the long term. Tonight: Get into a lighthearted pastime. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Pressure seems to build to an unprecedented level. The unexpected could occur when dealing with a key associate. A partner might get very controlling as well. Keep your cool, and know that everything could change quickly. Tonight: In the limelight. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH You tend to be present in the moment while still gaining an overview of the situation. Someone might push you hard to get his or her way. The results will be that you distance yourself from this person. Honor a change of pace. Tonight: Let your imagination run wild. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH Deal directly with someone whom you care a lot about. You might want to tap into your creativity when dealing with this person. Push comes to shove with a new friendship. Someone could be jealous of the time you spend with your new friend. Tonight: Opt for togetherness. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH You might need to defer to a key person in your life. An effort to work together could seem feasible initially, but you’ll need one person to be in charge; let it be the other person. Use your intuitive sense with a health or work matter. Tonight: Say “yes” to a suggestion. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
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The only problem is, I was with sooo many of the wrong men for years, I have forgotten how to spoil a man in return. I want him to know how much I appreciate and love him, but I don’t know how. I just want him to know he’s the one I want to sit on the porch with one day, watching our grandchildren play. I don’t want to lose him because he thinks I don’t appreciate all he does. Please help. — KNOWS A GOOD THING IN NEW JERSEY DEAR KNOWS: When your boyfriend does something for you, thank him for it. Tell him you love him and give him affection in abundance. Express how fortunate you feel to have him in your life. Look for things you can do that will make his life easier, and put forth an effort to reciprocate the many thoughtful things he does for you. Every man is different, but this would be a good start in getting your message across.
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Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, March 3, 2014: This year you might not always be comfortable with what happens. Your ego could take a beating. Curb a tendency to overindulge, especially when you’re upset. Learn to take in the big picture. If you are single, use care when dating, as you might be prone to meeting emotionally unavailable people this year. Before committing, get to know someone well. The best period for meeting someone of significance will be through July 2014. If you are attached, the two of you might not always be on the same emotional frequency. When you are, you have a great time together. ARIES can get you riled up! The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH Don’t be surprised to wake up in a cranky mood, as your dreamtime occurred under some hard planetary vibes. Try not to act on your feelings. A discussion with someone very similar to you could open up an interesting issue. Tonight: All’s well that ends well. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH You could be strong-willed about a personal matter and end up bullying everyone into his or her respective corners. Is that what you really want? By late afternoon, once you have calmed down, you will need to act. Tonight: Someone close to you might not be anxious to talk. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH Zero in on what you want. A partner could become control-
HHH You have the strength to continue like the Energizer Bunny. Just the same, someone could throw a boomerang in your path. Jump over it, and don’t let it trip you up. Be aware of what others are asking, but don’t interfere with the completion of a project. Tonight: As you like it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH You might want to let go of plans and let your spontaneous personality take over. Passion consumes much of your time, whether it be a certain topic, person, pastime or sport. Consider incorporating more passion into your daily life. Tonight: Kick up your heels. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHHYou’llwanttounderstandwhat is happening with a close loved one. You can push and prod to get answers, but know that this manipulation could backfire. Though you might find it difficult to play it loose with this person, you’ll need to. Tonight: Happiest at home. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH Keep communication open, and try not to make any judgments. Listen to what others are saying, and imagine what it must be like to be in their shoes; your understanding will evolve as a result. A boss or parent could be touchy or withdrawn. Tonight: Be available. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH Keep reaching out to someone at a distance. You might not like what you hear at first, and you’ll wonder what would be best to do. Keep a conversation lively yet open. Refuse to replay a difficult situation over and over again in your head. Tonight: Make it your treat.
A PLETHORA OF PAPER Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about companies wasting paper: “While I do recycle, it annoys me that bills come with so many advertisements. These are a waste of trees and money, and I have to be the one to recycle them. “Not to mention the advertisements that come in the mail. Many times, the same advertisements are in the newspaper. — A Reader, via email” Many readers feel as you do! We try to recycle as much as possible, but sometimes there is only so much one can do. As far as the advertisements, not everyone gets a newspaper (sure wish they would!), and not everyone gets the same bills. Just keep doing the best you can. — Heloise FAST FACTS Dear Readers: Other uses for extra clothespins: * Use to deflate pool rafts by pinching the valve open. * Clip coupons together to hold them while shopping. * Use as a paperclip in a pinch. * Clip extra place mats to hangers to store. * Use to mark a page in your cookbook. — Heloise BIRDSEED ALTERNATIVE Dear Heloise: I’ve recently attended two weddings. At one, guests were given sparklers and lighters when the couple was ready to leave. Guests lined either side of the walkway, and the couple ran to their waiting car. At the other, guests sent bubbles full of good wishes as they exited. — Julie S., via email
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