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THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014 Soldotna-Kenai, Alaska

Vol. 44, Issue 157

Question Do you think the Legislature will complete its work by Easter Sunday? n Yes; n No, they’ll need to extend the regular session; n No, they’ll need to call a special session.

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Gunman opens fire at Fort Hood Shooter kills 3, wounds 16 before committing suicide at Texas base By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press

FORT HOOD, Texas — A soldier opened fire Wednesday on fellow service members at the Fort Hood military base, killing three people and wounding 16 before committing suicide at the same post where more than a dozen

people were slain in a 2009 attack, authorities said. The shooter, who served in Iraq in 2011, had been undergoing an assessment to determine whether he had posttraumatic stress disorder, according to Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley, the senior officer on the base. There was no indication the attack

was related to terrorism, Milley said. A Texas congressman said the shooting happened at a medical center. Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, also identified the suspect as Ivan Lopez. But additional details about the gunman were not immediately available. The injured were taken to Darnall

Army Community Hospital at Fort Hood and other local hospitals. Dr. Glen Couchman, chief medical officer at Scott and White Hospital in Temple, said the first four people admitted there had gunshots to chest, abdomen, neck and extremities and that their conditions range from stable to “quite critical.”

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JUNEAU (AP) — Alaska will be receiving $1.5 million in the form of a federal grant targeting school improvement. It is part of $85 million in School Improvement Grants announced Tuesday for five state by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Grant funds are spent implementing improvements on professional development for teachers and school leaders, instructional programs aligned with state academic standards, the use of student data for pupil improvement, and involving families and local communities with area schools.

House Finance rejects additional education money JUNEAU (AP) — The House Finance Committee rejected efforts to add more money to the per-pupil education funding formula. The committee, on a 5-5 vote, failed to approve a proposal by Republican Rep. Lindsey Holmes to add $485 to the current base student allocation over three years. The committee, in its rewrite of Gov. Sean Parnell’s education bill, proposed adding about $300 over three years. Parnell proposed adding about $200 over three years. Holmes said it appeared the amount proposed by the committee would leave some districts short of what they need to avoid cuts. Critics said lawmakers needed to look at what was realistic and affordable.

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By RASHAH McCHESNEY Peninsula Clarion

With about a day’s notice, the Alaska Board of Fisheries has scheduled a meeting to discuss an emergency petition filed by an organization representing commercial setnetters in Upper Cook Inlet. A teleconference has been scheduled for 10 a.m. today for the group to consider the merits of an emergency petition filed by setnetter Paul Shadura, a spokesperson for the South K Beach Independent FisherPhoto by Kelly Sullivan/Peninsula Clarion men’s Association, or SOKI. The board will decide whether they believe an emergency Llamas spend time in the sun at Diamond M Ranch on Kalifornsky Beach Road Tuesday. Forecasters are calling for a few — one that typically requires clouds to move into the area in the next few days. board action to fix — exists. Four of the seven board members must vote in favor of an emergency finding before they The Lucky Raven can consider the petition. Tobacco store Under state law, the board made an impromp- can make an emergency finding tu video coming out if it determines an unforeseen or against a proposed unexpected event has occurred statewide smoking that either threatens a resource, ban in businesses or one in which a regulatory that has garnered inaction would prevent harvestBy DAN BALMER inside public places. Instead thousands of hits. ing a biologically acceptable Peninsula Clarion of testifying in the traditional Owner Patricia surplus of a resource. way with complaints from a Patterson said The SOKI petition was one With a smoking ban bill business owner, she decided to Wednesday that of three emergency petitions in both the Alaska Senate and make a video directed to Sen. Senator Peter Mic- submitted March 20 by UpPeter Micciche, R-Soldotna, House of Representatives, ciche, R-Soldotna, per Cook Inlet users during the Lucky Raven Tobacco owner the bill’s sponsor, to show who had since contact- Board of Fisheries’ statewide Patricia Patterson took a differ- the proposed legislation would ed her to say that king, tanner crab and suppleent approach to express her dis- affect, she said. standalone tobacco mental issues meeting in AnThe two-minute YouTube agreement to lawmakers. shops would be chorage. Her customers, many of video titled, “Stop Alaskan Senexempted from the The petition asks the board whom utilize the shop as a place ate Bill 209 and we’ll be Hapban were it to pass. to consider managing the Keto smoke cigarettes, started py,” shows customers dancing Photo courtesy nai and Kasilof sections of the Lucky Raven Tobacco talking about Senate Bill 209, to the song “Happy” by Pharrell See SETNET, page A-10 which aims to prohibit smoking See SMOKE, page A-10

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Appointments to fish, game boards announced By RASHAH McCHESNEY Peninsula Clarion

Five incumbent members of Alaska’s Board of Fisheries and Board of Game have been reappointed by Gov. Sean Parnell — though the announcement came a day later than state law requires the appointments to be made. State statute governing Board of Fisheries and Game — Sec. 16.05.221 — requires that the governor submit his appointments by April 1. A spokesperson from the Senate Secretary’s office said they were delivered on time

but were not read across the floor, the point at which members of the state’s Senate can act on the information — until Wednesday morning. Reed Morisky, of Fairbanks, Sue Jeffrey, of Kodiak, and John Jensen, of Petersburg, were reappointed to the Board of Fisheries while David Brown, of Wrangell was appointed to the Board of Game alongside Stanley Hoffman, of Bethel, and Ted Spraker, of Soldotna. Members of both sevenmember boards serve staggered three-year terms that begin on July 1, however, the See BOARDS, page A-3

Assembly debates compensation Increase in monthly allowance up for discussion By KAYLEE OSOWSKI Peninsula Clarion

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly discussed changes to its budget and considered changes to members’ compensation at its Tuesday meeting. While an ordinance sponsored by assembly member Brent Johnson and a substitute sponsored by assembly member Bill Smith were both up for public hearings, an enacting vote was postponed to allow for additional public comment. Johnson’s ordinance aimed to cut back assembly compensation to save an estimated $97,100 annually. The ordinance proposed to cut health and life insurance and Internet and vehicle allowance. To compensate for some of those C




cuts, the ordinance proposed a higher monthly allowance for members. “I know this is hard to talk about, but so what, a lot of things are hard to talk about,” Johnson said. “I certainly have sympathy for people who need this money. It’s always hard when you’re wanting to cut a budget.” Since 2000, assembly members have had the option to receive compensation for: n A monthly allowance of $400 for members and $500 for the president; n Mileage based on the current Internal Revenue Service rate; n A vehicle allowance of $150 or $250 for members representing the south and east peninsula and Homer; n Internet allowance at $25

per month; n Portable computer devices and; n Health and life insurance at the same level as borough department heads. Members may choose to not receive any of the allowances and benefits. “I argue that it seems a bit generous to me getting both paid 56 cents a mile to drive my car and then to get a car allowance as well,” Johnson said. He said people own cars and have Internet access before being elected to the assembly, so the public doesn’t need to pay for those items. Health insurance costs about $18,600 annually per assembly member. Johnson said because assembly members aren’t fulltime employees, they shouldn’t See DEBATE, page A-3





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24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. 0.00" Month to date ........................... 0.00" Normal month to date ............. 0.03" Year to date .............................. 2.63" Normal year to date ................. 2.51" Record today ................. 0.55" (2001) Record for April ............ 2.21" (1955) Record for year ............ 27.09" (1963) Snowfall 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. .. 0.0" Month to date ............................. 0.0" Season to date ......................... 42.2"

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Severe thunderstorms, including a few tornadoes, will reach from Texas to Indiana today. Rain will extend from the central Appalachians to eastern Nebraska. Heavy snow will fall over the northern Plains.

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. . . Hood Continued from page A-1

The 2009 assault on Fort Hood was the deadliest attack on a domestic military installation in U.S. history. Thirteen people were killed and more than 30 wounded. After the shooting began, the Army’s official Twitter feed said the post had been locked down. Hours later, all-clear sirens sounded. On Wednesday evening, a fatigue-clad soldier and a military police officer stood about a quarter-mile from the main gate waving away traffic. Other lanes were blocked by a police car and van. Meanwhile, relatives of soldiers waited for news about their loved ones. Tayra DeHart, 33, said she

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Anchorage 43/26

Bethel 36/22

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Today’s activity: Low Where: Auroral activity will be low. Weather permitting, low-level displays will be visible overhead from Barrow to Fairbanks and visible low on the northern horizon from as far south as Anchorage and Juneau.

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had last heard from her husband, a soldier at the post, that he was safe, but that was hours earlier. “The last two hours have been the most nerve-racking I’ve ever felt. I know God is here protecting me and all the soldiers, but I have my phone in my hand just hoping it will ring and it will be my husband,” DeHart said. Brooke Conover, whose husband was on base at the time of the shooting, said she found out about it while checking Facebook. She said she called her husband, Staff Sgt. Sean Conover, immediately to make sure he was OK, but he could not even tell her exactly what was going on, only that the base was locked down. “I’m still hearing conflicting stories about what happened and where the shooting was exactly,” Conover said in a telephone interview, explain-

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ing that she still did not know how close the incident was to her husband. “I just want him to come home,” said Conover, who moved to Fort Hood with her husband and three daughters two years ago. President Barack Obama vowed that investigators would get to the bottom of the shooting. In a hastily arranged statement in Chicago, Obama said he was following the situation closely. He said the shooting brought back painful memories of the 2009 attack. Obama reflected on the sacrifices that troops stationed at Fort Hood have made — including enduring multiple tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. “They serve with valor. They serve with distinction, and when they’re at their home base, they need to feel safe,” Obama said. “We don’t yet know what hap-



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pened tonight, but obviously that sense of safety has been broken once again.” The president spoke without notes or prepared remarks in the same room of a steakhouse where he had just met with about 25 donors at a previously scheduled fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee. White House officials quickly pushed tables to the side of the room to make room for Obama to speak to the nation. The November 2009 attack happened inside a crowded building where soldiers were waiting to get vaccines and routine paperwork after recently returning from deployments or preparing to go to Afghanistan and Iraq. Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan was convicted and sentenced to death last year in that mass shooting. He said he acted to protect Islamic insurgents abroad from American aggression.









Peninsula Clarion, Thursday, April 3, 2014

Community Calendar Today 8:30 a.m. • TOPS AK No. 220 Kasilof weigh-in at CES Station 6, 58260 Sterling Highway. Meeting starts at 9 a.m. Call 2627319 or 252-3436. 10 a.m. • TOPS AK No. 164 Soldotna weigh-in at First Baptist Church, 159 S. Binkley. Meeting starts at 11 a.m. Call 2627339. • Narcotics Anonymous PJ Meeting, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Unit 71, Kenai. Noon • Alcoholics Anonymous recovery group at 11312 Kenai Spur Highway Suite 71 in the old Carrs Mall in Kenai. Call 262-1917. 5:30 p.m. • Free Seated Zumba Gold at the Kenai Senior Center. New participants, active older adults, and chair-bound or limited mobility participants are encouraged. 6 p.m. • AA Step Sisters at Central Peninsula Hospital. Call 262-2304. • TOPS AK 20, Soldotna, weigh-in at Christ Lutheran Church, 128 North Soldotna Avenue, Soldotna. Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Call 262-1557. • Celebrate Recovery, Midnight Son Seventh-day Adventist church on the corner of Swires Rd. and Kenai Spur Hwy in Kenai. Dinner is at 6 p.m.; Recovery Lesson at 6:30 p.m.; Open Share groups at 7:15 p.m. Email rking4@mac. com or call260-3292. 7 p.m. • Narcotics Anonymous Support Group “Dopeless Hope Fiends,” 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Unit 71, Kenai. • Square dance group at Ninilchik Senior Center. • Alcoholics Anonymous “Unity Men’s Group” meets downstairs the Salvation Army building in Soldotna. 8 p.m. • AA Attitude of Gratitude at URS Club, 405 Overland Drive. Call 283-3777. • AA North Roaders Group at North Star Methodist Church, Mile 25.5 Kenai Spur Highway. Call 242-9477. • Alcoholics Anonymous Ninichick support group at United Methodist Church, 15811 Sterling Highway, Ninilchik. Call 907-567-3574. The Community Calendar lists recurring events and meetings of local organizations. To have your event listed, email organization name, day or days of meeting, time of meeting, place, and a contact phone number to news@

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. . . Boards Continued from page A-1

appointments require confirmation by a majority of the legislature. A joint session has been scheduled for 11 a.m. April 11, to confirm the appointees. If confirmed, Morisky, a sportfishing guide and project manager for the University of

. . . Debate Continued from page A-1

receive full-time healthcare. Since not all members receive health insurance through the borough, Johnson said the estimated $97,100 in savings would not be fully realized if the ordinance is enacted. The ordinance proposed to increase monthly stipends for members to $875 and $1,000 for the president. He said if the members are going to give up health insurance, they should receive a higher monthly allowance. Assembly members Wayne Ogle and Charlie Pierce agreed with most of Johnson’s points. “I think it’s time to shift,” Pierce said. “I think the compensation package should be a flat fee, whatever it is.” Assembly member Mako Haggerty said he thinks the compensation is fair. “It’s nice to know that somebody respects my time and is compensating me for it,” he said.


Alaska Fairbanks, will be serving his first full term on the Board of Fisheries — he replaced Bill Brown, of Juneau, in February of 2013. Morisky and fellow board member Tom Kluberton were confirmed in April 2013 during the last round of Board of Fisheries confirmation hearings —though longtime board member and commercial fisher Claude “Vince” Webster nar-

rowly lost his seat in a 29-30 vote after legislators were barraged with information from sportfishing groups who opposed his reappointment. Sue Jeffrey, a former journalist, borough assembly member and commercial setnet fisher from Kodiak, has been on the Board of Fisheries since 2011 while John Jensen, a commercial fisher, has been on the board since 2003.

David Brown is a commercial crab captain and retired high school teachers, while Hoffman has served on the Board of Game since 2008 and Spraker, a retired Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist, was first appointed to the Board of Game in 2003.

He said offering compensations opens the assembly for a more diverse body. Because member compensation has not accounted for inflation during the past 14 years, Smith proposed a substitute ordinance that would not make any cuts to compensation and would increase monthly allowances by 40 percent — the amount of purchasing power the monthly stipends have lost. The substitute also called for the allowances to be revised annually by the percentage change in the Anchorage Consumer Price Index. It would take effect on Oct. 15, 2016, so if enacted, changes wouldn’t affect seated members. Smith agreed with Haggerty’s view that the compensation might entice others to run for their district’s seat. “Maybe some younger folks from a different slice of the community would feel that they had adequate compensation for the time that they would have to spend here,” Smith said. Ogle said he had a problem with following the changes in the price index because it will

put the budget on “autopilot.” He wants the public to be able to look at the code and easily see what members’ compensation is. “We have a federal government that does nothing but index everything,” he said. “There’s a baseline in which the federal budget is attached to and it is totally out of control. I don’t mean to over dramatize that, but that’s the kind of approach I think we’d want to avoid as far as compensation for us.” Ogle moved to amend Johnson’s ordinance to change the monthly allowance to account for inflation according to the numbers in the substitute — $560 for members and $700 for the president. He didn’t include the automatic annual revision according to the index as a part of the amendment. The amendment failed with Ogle casting the only vote in favor. Smith moved to amend Johnson’s ordinance with the substitute. Before the vote on the replacement, assembly member

Dale Bagley moved to amend Smith’s substitute ordinance to remove the yearly change to the monthly stipend according to the index. The assembly unanimously passed the amendment to the substitute. The assembly then voted to amend the Johnson ordinance with the Smith amended substitute. Johnson, Ogle and Pierce cast votes against the change. Smith moved to postpone the enacting vote on the ordinance as amended with the modified substitute. If the ordinance is approved as amended at the next assembly meeting at 6 p.m. on April 15 at Seward City Hall in Seward, members’ monthly stipends would be increase by 40 percent according to inflation rates from $400 to $560 and the president’s allowance would increase from $500 to $700. All other benefits would remain the same.

Around the Peninsula Fry Bread Friday on the way The next Fry Bread Friday is April 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ft. Kenay in Old Town Kenai across from the Russian Orthodox Church. In addition to Fry Bread there are also beef/sausage piroshki and salmon/sour cream/ dill piroshiki, Russian tea cakes, whole wheat bread, assorted goodies like fudge and cookies, plus tea and coffee. All proceeds will benefit the Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church and National Historic Landmark. To preorder, call 690-0136.

Kenai Peninsula Pop Warner Football signups under way Signups have begun for the 2014 Kenai Peninsula Pop Warner football season. Go to to signup. An early bird discount is going on until April 15, saving $50 per player. Sibling discounts also are available. For more information, email

Bear baiting clinics scheduled The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will host four black/brown bear baiting clinics on the Kenai Peninsula. Hunters may establish bait stations in certain areas, including areas within Game Management Units 7 and 15, after successfully completing a Fish and Game-approved bear baiting clinic. Hunter who already have been certified are not required to re-

hearing to discuss HB 89 Aquatic Invasive Species and HB 361 Licensing of Thursday 8:30 a.m. Behavior Analysts. 2 minute The House Finance Comtestimony limit. mittee will sponsor a public Friday 3:15 p.m. hearing to discuss HB 328 The House Labor & ComBoard/Licensing of Masmerce Committee will sage Therapists, HB 293 sponsor a public hearing Bear License Plates and HB to discuss Confirmation 324 Controlled Substance Hearings: Alaska State Prescription Database. Tes- Board of Public Accountimony will be taken. tancy; Alcoholic Beverage Thursday 9:00 a.m. Control Board; State Board The Senate State Affairs of Registration for ArchiCommittee will sponsor a tects, Engineers, and Land public hearing to discuss Surveyors; State AssessHJR 25 Vietnam Vets: ment Review Board; Board Service-Related Diseases, of Barbers and HairdressSB 209 Regulation of Smok- ers; Board of Chiropractic ing and HB 366 Involuntary Examiners; Board of Dental Commitment. Testimony will Examiners; Alaska Gasline be taken. Development CorporaThursday 4:00 p.m. tion Board of Directors; The Senate Finance ComAlaska Labor Relations mittee will sponsor a public Agency;Board of Marine hearing to discuss SB 119 Pilots; Board of Marital Budget: Capital. 2 minute & Family Therapy; Board testimony limit. of Certified Direct- Entry Friday 8:30 a.m. Midwives; Board of Nursing; The House Finance ComBoard of Examiners in Opmittee will sponsor a public tometry; Board of Pharma-

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certify. The clinic is 3 hours long and proved free of charge to the public. Clinic dates, times and locations: — Tuesday, April 15 at 6 p.m. in the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building, 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road in Kenai; — Friday, May 2 at 6 p.m. during the Kenai Peninsula Sport, Rec and Trade Show at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. An online bear bait clinic is available for anyone 16 and older wishing to become certified to register a bait station. Visit for more information or call 907-2629368 in Soldotna or 907-235-8191 in Homer.

Kids’ activities sought The Clarion is seeking information for its annual Just Kidding section with listings of summer events for youth. Organizations, businesses, individuals or churches planning summer events open to area youth May through August may submit activities. Information needed: Name or group or organization; age of youth who may attend; time of activity; date of activity and deadline for registration; place activity will be held including address; cost of activity and/or fees; contact name and phone number for people to call; email address (optional); Web address (optional); and a brief description of the activity. The deadline to submit information is April 30. Emailed submissions are required. Email Just Kidding information to In the subject line write Just Kidding. For more information, call Will Morrow at 907-335-1251 or email

cy; State Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy Board;Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers; Real Estate Commission; Regulatory Commission of Alaska; Board of Social Work Examiners; Board of Veterinary Examiners; Workers’ Compensation Appeals Commission; Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board. Testimony will be taken. All teleconferences are held at the Kenai Legislative Information Office, 145 Main Street Loop No. 217, Kenai, unless otherwise noted. To confirm call 283-2030 or email Kenai. To listen or watch online go to http://

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Roadless ruling a victory for state Alaska will take the win.

A 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed this week that the Tongass National Forest is exempt from the Clinton-era Roadless Rule. The ruling allows road building in roadless areas and timber harvest. But, and it’s a major “but,” that is the situation as long as the decision isn’t appealed and lost. The likelihood of no appeal is slim to nothing if history is indicative. The Roadless Rule has been in dispute here in Alaska for at least 10 years. That’s a decade of an executive order, followed by one court ruling after another, and uncertainty for Southeast Alaskans. The indecision, which it essentially is as the courts batter it back and forth, has contributed to the demise of the timber industry. For anti-timber forces, it’s provided a loose end in their effort to shut down the Tongass to harvest. The 9th Circuit judges — two out of three — agreed that the U.S. Department of Agriculture had legitimate grounds for exempting the Tongass from the Roadless Rule in 2003. A lawsuit filed by the Village of Kake and extreme environmental groups challenged the exemption in 2009. Then came a ruling against the exemption in 2011, and the state appealed that court decision. The 9th Circuit’s ruling allows Southeast Alaska to breathe easier when it considers economic growth in the Tongass. It has mining and hydropower projects in development, plus Alaska remains intent on timber harvest in the Tongass. BUT, until the final gavel falls and the appeals process is exhausted, Alaska still remains in somewhat of a limbo in regard to economic growth in the Tongass. The possibility of an unfavorable appeal exists. In the meantime, the case has been sent back to the lower court to decide whether further environmental review is necessary. Still, Alaska will move ahead, planning and preparing for projects necessary to sustain the region. It’s the only way for a future. The 9th Circuit judges gave us hope for that future this week. — Ketchikan Daily News, March 29

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Jeremiah Denton for the ages

Jeremiah Denton, the Vietnam War POW who has died at age 89, uttered one of the great statements of defiance in American history. In 1965, he was shot down in his A-6 during a bombing run over North Vietnam. He became a captive for more than seven years and endured an unimaginable regime of torture, humiliation and isolation, managing to retain his dignity and spirit even as his captors went to hideous lengths to snuff them out. Soon after his capture, a young North Vietnamese solider signaled to him to bow down and, when he refused, pressed a gun to his head so hard it created a welt. Denton quickly learned that this would be mild treatment. He was taken to Hoa Lo Prison, or the Hanoi Hilton, where he led the resistance to the North Vietnamese efforts to extract propaganda confessions from their prisoners. As Denton related in his book, “When Hell Was in Session,” they tried to starve one out of him. After days, he began to hallucinate, but he still refused. They took him to what was called the Meathook Room and beat him. Then, they twisted his arms with ropes and relented just enough to keep him from passing out. They rolled an iron bar on his legs and jumped up and down on it. For hours. He agreed finally to give them a little of what they wanted, but at first his hands were too weak to write and his voice too

weak to speak. He hadn’t recovered from this ordeal when the Vietnamese told him he would appear at a press conference. Denton told a fellow POW that his plan was to “blow it wide open.” He famously Rich Lowry blinked T-O-R-T-UR-E in Morse code during the interview, a message picked up by naval intelligence and the first definitive word of what the prisoners were being subjected to. When asked what he thought of his government’s war, Denton replied, “Whatever the position of my government is, I believe in it, yes sir. I’m a member of that government, and it’s my job to support it, and I will as long as I live.” The legend is that under the pressure of the Inquisition, Galileo said of the Earth, “Yet, it moves.” That Martin Luther said, “Here I stand, I can do no other.” Denton’s words aren’t an embellishment. They were seen by millions when they were broadcast in the United States, and he almost immediately paid for them in torment so horrifying that he desperately prayed that he wouldn’t go insane. For two years, he was confined in what was dubbed “Alcatraz,” reserved for the “darkest criminals who persist in inciting the other criminals to oppose the Camp

Authority,” in the words of one of the guards. Alvin Townley, author of the book Defiant, writes of the Alcatraz prisoners and their wives back in the States, “Together, they overcame more intense hardship over more years than any other group of servicemen and families in American history.” When the American involvement in the war ended and the POWs finally were released, Denton made a brief statement on the tarmac upon his return, no less powerful for its simplicity and understatement: “We are honored to have had the opportunity to serve our country under difficult circumstances. We are profoundly grateful to our commander in chief and to our nation for this day. God bless America.” A Roman Catholic, Denton told his family that he had forgiven his captors and, after recounting to them what he had gone through his first night back, that he didn’t want to speak to them of it again. His son James says he often heard him say — with typical modesty — “That’s over. I don’t want to be a professional jailbird.” He certainly wasn’t that. Denton went on to become a U.S. senator from Alabama. With his passing, we’ve lost a hero whose example of faithfulness and duty should be for the ages. Rich Lowry can be reached via e-mail:

Measure preserves spill response, prevention efforts 25 years has passed since the Exxon Valdez oil spill and this recent anniversary reminds Alaskans, and the world, of the importance of oil spill prevention and need to improve oil spill response. Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council has worked hard since the spill to ensure that prevention and response measures are as strong as possible. Clearly the Alaska State Legislature has also been mulling over these same issues with the introduction of House Bill 325 (HB325). HB325 was introduced this past February by Representative Cathy Muñoz (R-Juneau), and supported by Representatives Paul Seaton (R-Homer), Peggy Wilson (R-Wrangell), Scott Kawasaki (DFairbanks), and Sam Kito III (D-Juneau). The bill would amend state law and bring the state’s oil spill prevention and response fund into the 21st century. The amendments proposed by the bill would largely fill the current budget gap faced by the Spill Prevention and Response (SPAR) Division in the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. The fund and the SPAR division’s two-fold job, of responding to disastrous oil and hazardous substance spills and working to prevent spills, is at risk unless this budget gap is filled. The SPAR division budget comes almost entirely from the five-cents-per-barrel surcharge on oil transported through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System. Under the Oil and Hazardous Substance Release Prevention and Response Fund (formerly known as the “470 Fund”), one cent of the surcharge goes to the response side, while the remaining four cents goes to prevention. The prevention portion pays for SPAR’s daily operations, which includes both preventing spills and preparing to respond to spills that do occur. However, with inflation and declining throughput (and therefore declining oil revenues), this funding has eroded. In addition, SPAR has taken on more and more duties, including overseeing refined product spills and hazardous substance releases. The current funding regime no longer covers SPAR’s operations and will not support C




poration whose mission is to promote environmentally safe operation of the Valdez oices Marine Terminal and the oil tankers that use it. The council’s work is guided by the of Oil Pollution Act of 1990, and its contract with Alyeska Pipeline Service Company. laska The council’s 19 member organizations are communities in the region affected by M ark Swanson the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, as well as aquaculture, commercial fishing, environmental, Native, recreation, and tourism this essential program into the future. Amendments suggested by state legisla- groups. tors in HB325 would increase the cap on the response fund to $75 million (currently capped at $50 million) and also increase the surcharge on oil transported through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System to seven E-mail: cents per barrel, instead of the current five cents. Write: Fax: The Prince William Sound RegionPeninsula Clarion 907-283-3299 P.O. Box 3009 Questions? Call: al Citizens’ Advisory Council supports Kenai, AK 99611 907-283-7551 HB325 and its amendments. The council would also consider supporting alternate The Peninsula Clarion welcomes approaches as the bill moves through the letters and attempts to publish all house and senate, as long as the final verthose received, subject to a few sion permanently stabilizes the SPAR budguidelines: get. If nothing is done, the value of this fund n All letters must include the writer’s will continue to shrink, quickly becoming name, phone number and address. inadequate for a meaningful response to a n Letters are limited to 500 words major spill. and may be edited to fit available The council feels that a failure to mainspace. Letters are run in the order tain the response fund, and the spill prethey are received. vention and response programs managed n Letters addressed specifically to by SPAR, would put at risk the health of another person will not be printed. the marine resources that member organin Letters that, in the editor’s judgzations and residents of our region depend ment, are libelous will not be upon for subsistence, recreation, and liveliprinted. hoods. With effects of the Exxon Valdez oil n The editor also may exclude letspill still experienced 25 years later, let’s ters that are untimely or irrelevant ensure that State agencies have the fundto the public interest. ing they need to do the vital prevention n Short, topical poetry should be and response work they were tasked with. submitted to Poet’s Corner and will Please join us in supporting HB325 and its not be printed on the Opinion page. amendments. n Submissions from other publications will not be printed. By Mark Swanson is the Executive Din Applause letters should recognize rector of the Prince William Sound Regionpublic-spirited service and contribual Citizens’ Advisory Council. The Prince tions. Personal thank-you notes will William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory not be published. Council, with offices in Anchorage and Valdez, is an independent non-profit cor-



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Making it big a slippery slope for crowd-funded companies By JOSEPH PISANI AP Business Writer





NEW YORK — When Oliver Housknecht gave virtual reality headset maker Oculus VR $25 through crowdfunding website Kickstarter two years ago, he wanted to help a startup grow into a larger, independent company. Instead, Oculus became part of one. Housknecht was shocked last week when Oculus announced it was selling itself to social media company Facebook for $2 billion. He was one of many backers who helped it raise more than $2.4 million through Kickstarter in 2012. He wants his money back. “Why do they need my $25 now?” says Housknecht, who does technology work at a hospital in Kansas City, Kan. Crowdfunding websites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Peerbackers provide a way for people to donate to a variety of things including community projects, vacations, independent films and even small companies. On Kickstarter alone, users have pledged to give more than $1 billion since it launched in 2009. The backlash over the Oculus deal puts a spotlight on the people who donate with no expectation of a financial return to businesses as varied as bakeries and smartphone app makers that aim to turn a profit someday. It also highlights the tension that could arise when those funders disagree with a company’s decisions. The Oculus Kickstarter page was ablaze last week with outrage about Oculus selling to Facebook. Some donors — including people who gave $300 or more — argue that Facebook will ruin Oculus. Others say Facebook, with a market value of about $159 billion, doesn’t need their hard-earned cash. So why then do people donate to a company that has the potential to strike it rich and to give little, or nothing, in return? Many want to feel like they are part of creating something new and exciting, says Paul Levinson, a professor of communications and media studies at Fordham University in New York. Most of that is imagined. Funders have little say over how a company is run. That harsh reality can create a feeling of betrayal. “They’re psychologically robbed of the illusion of being part of a company,” says Levinson. Representatives from Facebook and Kickstarter declined to comment for this story. Crowdfunding websites make it clear that backers have no control over what

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Business news Chambers set schedules n The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce meets at noon on Tuesday at Frosos Restaurant. A presentation from Susan Bell with the Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development is planned RSVP to 262-9814 required. n The Kenai Chamber of Commerce meets at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Kenai Christian Center for its Job Shadow Day luncheon with Kenai Central High School students. RSVP to 283-1991.

Business offers TSA Pre-Check VIP Alaska Inc. now offers TSA Pre-Check. TSA PreCheck allows low-risk travelers to experience faster, more efficient screening at participating U.S. airport checkpoints for domestic and international travel. Eligible travelers will be directed to a special TSA Pre-Check lane. Your children age 12 and under may go with you. You may keep on your shoes and belt, your laptop in its case, and your 3-1-1 compliant bag in your carry-on. For more information, contact VIP Alaska Inc., 43530 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Suite 4, Soldotna, AK 99669 or call 907-260-6599. AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File

In this Jan. 7 photo, show attendees play a video game wearing Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets at the Intel booth at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), in Las Vegas.

comes of the project they fund. Some projects offer T-shirts or an early prototype of a gadget or other items depending on how much is donated. Meaghan Fitzgerald, the head of marketing at social network 23snaps in London, says giving $75 to fund the “Veronica Mars” movie made her feel like a part of creating the film. The creator of “Veronica Mars” raised $5.7 million through Kickstarter last year to turn the former TV series into a movie. Producers sent backers frequent updates on how filming was going. She’s also gotten a copy of the movie, a poster, a T-shirt and a copy of the script. She’s says happy with what she got, even if the movie earns millions. “It’s very clear what your reward is,” she says. “There’s no miscommunication.” People who want more from their funding dollars may have an option soon. The Securities and Exchange Commission is working on rules to allow startups to raise money by selling stock to small investors through the Internet for the first time. That would give small-time investors real ownership in businesses that they fund. Entrepreneurs turn to crowdfunding sites because bank loans are hard to get, says Melinda Emerson, the founder of Philadelphia-based Quintessence Group, which helps businesses with their social media strategy. Many small business owners get wrapped up in crowdfunding

success stories, but the sites don’t always manifest a pot of gold. “What happened to Oculus is rare, and really hard to do,” says Emerson. Little Boo Boo Bakery, which sells marshmallows in flavors like chai, vanilla bean and lemon lavender, fell short of its goal of raising $5,000 on Indiegogo. Coowners Hannah Scarritt-Selman and Kieran Delaney got $2,106, mostly from friends and family. The money was still enough to pay for startup costs. “We were a little disappointed, but we were really happy to have any money,” says Scarritt-Selman. Tracy McMillan had better luck. She turned to Indiegogo to help raise money to finish a smartphone app she was launching called Localeikki that helps active people find nearby places where they can run, bike or walk. McMillan, who lives in Flagstaff, Ariz., beat her $10,000 goal by $143. About 70 percent of what she raised came from people she knew. But her app also appealed to strangers like Amy Halseth, a runner who donated $100 after she came across the campaign through a Facebook post. She had never met the app developer. “I know it sounds selfish,” says Halseth, a clinical trial researcher for a pharmaceutical company in Minneapolis. “But I really just wanted the thing to be built so I could use it.”

Roustabout training available Mining and Petroleum Training Services (MAPTS), a division of University of Alaska, will offer entry-level Roustabout training made possible through State of Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development funding. Successful participants will receive the following certifications: Hazwoper 40hr, First Aid /CPR- AED, Lift Truck, NSTC, CITS, Rigging and Signal Person, Confined Space Entry, Fire Extinguisher/ Fire Watch, Intro to Well Control, and TWIC at no cost. Space is limited and will be based on completion of the applicant package, WorkKeys test scores, and an in-person interview. Interested candidates can visit the Peninsula Job Center at 11312 Kenai Spur Hwy., Suite 2, Kenai or call the job center at 335-3010 to obtain information and an applicant package. The application period closes April 14. WorkKeys testing is required and part of the applicant packet. An in person interview is required and is part of the selection process. Classes will begin April 21 and end May 16. Classes will take place Monday–Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Military veterans and eligible spouses are strongly encouraged to apply. The MAPTS Roustabout Training Program is an equal opportunity program and is funded by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

What’s new in your business? Have you opened a new business, moved to a new location, hired a new person or promoted an employee? The community wants to know, and so do we. Send us your information at news@peninsulaclarion. com, fax it to 907-283-3299, or drop it by the Clarion at 150 Trading Bay in Kenai. Questions? Call 907-3351251. Business announcements may be submitted to news@

Nonprofit insurers struggle in new marketplaces By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. — A smorgasbord of options and lower prices for consumers were two of the chief selling points for President Barack Obama as he promoted his overhaul of the nation’s health insurance industry, predicting Americans would see “competition in ways we haven’t seen before.” Companies were even started as a way to encourage innovation and competition, namely 23 consumer-run, co-op insurers created with the help of $2 billion in federal loans. But rather than promote competition, the co-ops and smaller nonprofits in some states have languished behind major insurers, attracting in some cases minuscule shares of the market. While Obama celebrated an early projection this week of 7.1 million enrollees under the Affordable Care Act, it’s too early to say whether the law ultimately will foster sufficient competition to keep premiums and deductibles affordable for consumers. Many of the nonprofit insurers are startups and have faced challenges as they tried to attract customers, including: the computer problems that plagued many of the signup websites; plans that weren’t priced to compete; and a failure to develop brand recognition, due in part to restrictions on advertising and lobbying that were a condition of the co-ops accepting the federal funding. “Between no lobbying and no direct marketing, that’s what you get,” said Ken Lalime, CEO of HealthyCT, a coop in Connecticut. “It’s kind of tough to get your name out there and get exposure.” Like nonprofits in other states, HealthyCT watched in recent months as customers chose big-name insurers on the

marketplaces created under the federal health care law. Before Monday’s enrollment deadline, HealthyCT had 3 percent of signups in the state. Just 5 percent of enrollees in Washington state’s marketplace had chosen community nonprofit insurers by the end of February. In California, more than 95 percent of people signing up for coverage went with four major insurance companies rather than seven regional or community nonprofits. About 97 percent of Oregon’s enrollees have selected plans offered by the larger insurers in the state while 3.3 percent chose the two co-ops. In New Mexico, an estimated two-thirds of those signing up selected one of three major insurers. And through February in North Dakota, where Blue

Cross Blue Shield had 80 percent of the market before the law went into effect, just 516 people chose coverage offered by the nonprofit Medica. “When you had the lion’s share before, you’re going to have the lion’s share again,” said Neil Scharpe, a service contract specialist with North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities, who coordinates enrollment outreach workers. The federal government, which operates the insurance marketplaces for 36 states, has not released data on what type of insurers people enrolled with on those marketplaces, said Courtney Jenkins, a spokeswoman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. In the absence of federal data, The Associated Press sur-

veyed the status of nonprofit insurers in numerous states, primarily those running their own marketplaces, or exchanges. In some states, some of the larger insurers are also not-for-profit. And while the federal government has loaned $2 billion to the 23 co-ops, officials are not expressing concern with their enrollment figures or their ability to repay the loans. Jenkins said her agency is encouraged so far but will be monitoring the co-ops’ progress. The struggles have been pronounced for the newly created co-ops, and some congressional Republicans have voiced concern about their long-term financial viability. HealthyCT, for example, only ran TV ads after it began bringing in money from premiums. Near the



end of March, it had signed up about a quarter of its original, modest goal of 10,000 customers. The two major insurers on the state’s exchange, including Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, had 97 percent of the market. For Maryland’s Evergreen Health Co-op, lackluster enrollment numbers — about 650 people had signed up for coverage through early March — were blamed on technical issues with the exchange’s website. Until recently, the exchange failed to even give shoppers the actual costs of Evergreen’s policies that included out-of-pocket expenses. The slow starts prompted some smaller nonprofits to adjust their enrollment goals and change their business plans.

HealthyCT is now selling insurance outside the state’s marketplace to larger employers and hopes to educate the public about its patient-centric model of care in time for the next open enrollment in November. Evergreen changed gears to focus more on offering small group insurance plans rather than individual ones and enrollment picked up, said Dr. Peter Beilenson, its CEO and president. Beilenson said he’s confident the added business will enable his co-op to enroll greater numbers of people with less effort, and he hopes Evergreen will be able to return to its priority of offering high-quality care to working and middle class families, once Maryland’s enrollment system is improved.





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Nation & World M8.2 quake causes damage, death

Around the World Former CIA official insists politics played no role in changes to Benghazi talking points WASHINGTON — The CIA’s former deputy director said Wednesday he deleted references to terrorism warnings from widely disputed talking points on the deadly 2012 Benghazi attack to avoid the spy agency’s gloating at the expense of the State Department. Mike Morell faced more than three hours of questioning from the House Intelligence committee in a rare open session that examined who changed the talking points —and why — in the politically-charged aftermath of the deadly Sept. 11 assault on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya. Four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, were killed in two separate attacks over a chaotic period of several hours. Multiple independent and congressional investigations have largely faulted the State Department for inadequate security at the mission. Morell, a 33-year veteran of the agency who has served six Republican and Democratic presidents, insisted that politics had no bearing on the revisions to the talking points and said he was under no pressure to protect either President Barack Obama or then Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. “I never allowed politics to influence what I said or did. Never,” he said.

Grim duty: Team of experts has been able to ID all but 1 of 29 sets of remains EVERETT, Wash. — Members of the medical examiner’s office in a Washington county devastated by a mudslide work around the clock to identify bodies. Of the 29 sets of remains delivered so far just one is still a mystery. Journalists on Wednesday were given a tour of the Snohomish County office in Everett and told about the difficult task of identifying bodies from the March 22 disaster. Medical examiners have worked with detectives to match human remains with missing people. Spokesman Ed Troyer said all but one man have been identified. The victim doesn’t match reports of those listed as missing. Although 29 people are confirmed dead, officials so far have released the names of only 22.


IQUIQUE, Chile — Hardwon expertise and a big dose of luck helped Chile escape its latest magnitude-8.2 earthquake with surprisingly little damage and death. The country that suffers some of the world’s most powerful quakes has strict building codes, mandatory evacuations and emergency preparedness that sets a global example. But Chileans weren’t satisfied Wednesday, finding much room for improvement. And experts warn that a “seismic gap” has left northern Chile overdue for a far bigger quake. Authorities on Wednesday discovered just six reported deaths from the previous night’s quake. It’s possible that other people were killed in older structures made of adobe in remote communities that weren’t immediately accessible, but it’s still a very low toll for such a powerful shift in the undersea fault that runs along the length of South America’s Pacific coast. “How much is it luck? How much is it science? How much is it preparedness? It is a combination of all of the above. I think what we just saw here is pure luck. Mostly, it is luck that the tsunami was not bigger and that it hit a fairly isolated area

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Fishing boats lie damaged by a small tsunami, in the northern town of Iquique, Chile, after magnitude 8.2 earthqauke struck the northen coast of Chile, Wednesday. Authorities lifted tsunami warnings for Chile’s long coastline early Wednesday. Six people were crushed to death or suffered fatal heart attacks, a remarkably low toll for such a powerful shift in the Earth’s crust.

of Chile,” said Costas Synolakis, an engineer who directs the Tsunami Research Center at the University of Southern California. Chile is one of the world’s most seismic countries and is particularly prone to tsunamis, because of the way the Nazca tectonic plate plunges beneath the South American plate,

pushing the towering Andes cordillera ever higher. About 2,500 homes were damaged in Alto Hospicio, a poor neighborhood in the hills above Iquique, a city of nearly 200,000 people whose coastal residents joined a mandatory evacuation ahead of a tsunami that rose to only 8 feet (2.5 meters). Iquique’s fishermen

poked through the aftermath: sunken and damaged boats that could cost millions of dollars to repair and replace. Still, as President Michelle Bachelet deployed hundreds of anti-riot police and soldiers to prevent looting and round up escaped prisoners, it was clear that the loss of life and property could have been much worse.

Bombings outside Cairo University kill police general in escalation to campus battles

Bomb kills 6 at well-guarded area in Afghanistan

CAIRO — A series of three bombs went off Wednesday outside Cairo University, killing a police general and wounding seven people, introducing a new level of violence to the almost daily battles at campuses fought by Egyptian police and students loyal to the ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Universities have emerged as the main center of the campaign of protests by Morsi’s supporters against the militarybacked government that replaced him, because a fierce crackdown the past nine months has made significant rallies by Islamists in the streets nearly impossible. The result has been increasingly deadly clashes between protesters and security forces in and around the walled campuses, with several students killed the past weeks. Wednesday’s blasts targeted a post of riot police deployed outside Cairo University in case of protests, in apparent retaliation for police assaults. That would be a significant escalation and raises the likelihood of a fierce response by security forces that would further push a spiral of violence at the universities. A new group that first appeared in January, Ajnad Misr, or “Egypt’s Soldiers,” claimed responsibility for the bombing. In a statement, it said it was waging a campaign of retribution and that the slain police general had been involved in killings of protesters. It said the attack also came in response to increased detentions of female protesters.

By AMIR SHAH and KIM GAMEL Associated Press

Europe’s far right — riding French electoral win — sets sights on European Parliament PARIS — France’s far-right National Front, coming off a historic electoral victory at home, is marching toward a new target: the European Parliament. Party chief Marine Le Pen is leading the charge for continent-wide elections next month like the general of a conquering army, and hoping to attract kindred parties around Europe in a broad alliance. As the extreme right rises across Europe, Le Pen wants to seize the momentum — raising the voice of her anti-immigration National Front and amplifying it through a broad parliamentary group. These parties, leveraging public frustration with the EU, want to weaken the bloc’s power over European citizens from within Europe’s premier legislative institution. “My goal is to be first” in France’s vote for the European Parliament, “to raise the conscience over what the European Union is making our country live through,” she said on French television the morning after her party won a dozen town halls and more than 1,000 city and town council seats in municipal elections. The voting for the 751-seat European Parliament, based in Strasbourg in eastern France, takes place in each of the EU’s 28 member states, stretching over four days beginning May 22. Even if far-right groups expand their presence in Parliament, they’re unlikely to break the mainstream majority, and their divergent nationalist agendas may clash with each other on the legislative floor.

Officer charged in 95-year-old man’s death CHICAGO — A suburban Chicago police officer was charged Wednesday in the death of a 95-year-old World War II veteran who was shot repeatedly with a bean-bag gun as officers attempted to take him into custody last year at an assisted living facility. Craig Taylor, a 43-year-old Park Forest Police officer, was charged with a felony count of reckless conduct in the death of John Wrana. Taylor was released on his own recognizance Monday after a brief hearing. According to a court document filed by the Cook County prosecutors, Taylor and other officers were dispatched July 26, 2013, to the facility where Wrana lived after a staff member reported Wrana was threatening other residents and was combative with emergency workers attempting to take him to the hospital. When police arrived, they were told Wrana had struck the emergency worker with his cane. — The Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bombing killed six policemen at the Afghan Interior Ministry compound in one of the capital’s most heavily fortified areas Wednesday, part of a recent escalation in violence in the heart of Kabul. The bloodshed is threatening to scare voters away from the polls as Afghans worry security forces unable to guard areas previously considered safe won’t be able to protect them on election day. The Taliban have launched a campaign of violence to disrupt Saturday’s vote for a new president and provincial councils. Many voters have defiantly said they would go to the polls despite the violence, but Wednesday’s attack was a last straw for some. Mohammad Ramin, an 18-year-old who has a photo store near the site of the blast, said he registered to vote for the first time last week but was too scared to go to the polls now. “I am so disappointed, but I am not going to vote on election day because of the bad security,” he said. “I don’t want anybody in my family to go either.” The bomber, wearing a military uniform, passed through several checkpoints to reach the ministry gate before detonating his explosives in the midst of other uniformed men entering the compound, according to the Interior Ministry, which oversees the Afghan police. Within minutes of the blast, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack. It came soon after he issued an emailed statement to the media warning of more violence ahead of the elections. The Interior Ministry has the lead in protecting the polling stations on Saturday, when voters will choose a new president in the first democratic transfer of power since Hamid Karzai was selected for the job after the 2001 U.S.-led ouster of the Taliban. Karzai is constitutionally barred from seeking a third term. Many Afghans have expressed defiance, saying they will exercise their right to vote despite a series of election-related attacks. The militants have also increasingly been targeting Westerners. In recent weeks, the Taliban also have claimed responsibility for attacks against a luxury hotel, a foreign guest house, a Swedish journalist and a Lebanese restaurant popular with foreigners. C




Mohammad Karim, who was walking toward the gate to leave the Interior Ministry compound on Wednesday, said he was blown back by the force of the blast. Police then rushed him and others into a safe room. Police officer Baryalai, who like many Afghans uses only one name, said the bombing took place near a bank close to the en-

trance gate. Police officers collect their paychecks at the bank. Farida Hashimi, a female police commander, wept for the policemen killed in the explosion, including one named Tamim. “One of the police who died was my friend. They were all my colleagues, but Tamim was my friend, my brother,” she said at the site of the explosion. She

criticized the lax security that allowed the bomber to walk past three different check posts. Hashimi said the Interior Ministry explosion did not bode well for Saturday’s elections. Afghans will worry about the ability of government forces to protect polling stations, she said, when they are unable to protect their own headquarters.









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Big donors may give more under court’s ruling By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruling Wednesday erasing a long-standing limit on campaign donations will allow a small number of very wealthy donors to give even more than is currently the case, according to students of the complex campaign finance system, and could strengthen the establishment in both parties. While Republicans cheered the ruling on philosophical grounds and Democrats criticized it, there was a general agreement that the decision itself was unlikely to benefit one party over another. “This is not a decision that advantages one party over the other. It advantages wealthy people over everybody else,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. On a 5-4 ruling, the court struck down a limitation on the amount any donor may give to candidates, committees and political action committees combined.

Only 646 out of millions of donors in the election cycle of 2011-2012 gave the nowdefunct legal maximum, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. For the current election cycle, the limit is $123,200, broken down as $48,600 to all candidates combined and $74,600 to all party committees and political action committees in total. The ruling will “mean there will be much greater emphasis by the campaigns and the parties on those donors with the biggest checkbooks who can make those very large contributions,” said Bob Biersack, who works for the CRP and is a 30-year veteran of the Federal Election Commission. “Whether that’s good or bad depends on your perspective on how this whole system should work, but it absolutely means that the small number of people who can give at those levels” will be asked to give more, he added. The ruling leaves unchanged a parallel system in which individ-

‘This is not a decision that advantages one party over the other. It advantages wealthy people over everybody else.’ — Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. uals donate unlimited amounts, sometimes undisclosed, to certain outside groups. Biersack said the same small group of 646 donors gave a total of about $93.4 million in the last campaign. Their largesse will still be avidly sought, as Republican presidential hopefuls recently demonstrated by travelling to Las Vegas to meet with casino magnate and conservative donor Sheldon Adelson. In the realm of limited donations, Cleta Mitchell, an election lawyer for Republicans, said the court’s ruling means that various party committees and candidates no longer will have to vie for money from the same contributors. The law permits a donor to contribute $5,200 for the primary and

general election combined to any candidate, and if they did so, could donate only to nine office-seekers before reaching the $48,600 limit to all federal office-seekers. Similarly, while Republicans and Democrats in Washington each maintain a national party committee, a Senate campaign committee and a House campaign committee, a donor could give the maximum allowable amount to only two of the three without violating the overall limitation the court discarded. Now, Mitchell said, “the donors get to choose obviously, but the committees don’t have to feel like they’re pinching another party’s donors.” In all, she described the ruling as “a positive for the par-

ties.” The court’s ruling also means that donors will be able to give $10,000 a year to as many state party committees as they want, so-called joint committees, in which a lawmaker can now solicit funds simultaneously for their own campaign, their own political action committee, their party and for an unlimited number of other candidates without donors exceeding the old limits. Biersack cited House Speaker John Boehner’s fundraising efforts as an example, said he would now be able to use a joint fundraising committee for hundreds of Republican House candidates simultaneously, greatly expanding their ability to receive funds. In theory, this ability could once more allow parties and their leaders to assert more discipline over rank-and-file lawmakers, who have become increasingly beholden to outside groups in recent years. Ryan Call, chairman of the Colorado Republican Party and a campaign finance attorney,

said the court’s ruling will be a boon to state parties, which he said have been neglected previously because donors hit the overall spending limit before they could distribute funds lower on the political food chain. “We have lots of optimism that this new decision would enable people who want to support us to do so,” he said. Under the court’s ruling, a donor could donate the maximum $10,000 a year to each of their party’s 50 state committees, or a total of $1 million — and still donate to candidates as well as national party committees and political action committees. Matt Canter, a spokesman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, called the ruling a “win for national party committees” and said it will “greatly enhance our ability to raise resources to support our voter contact and field program ... in states across the country.” He referred to a new field project to boost turnout in certain states with key Senate races this year.

Viktor Yanukovych concedes his mistakes on Crimea By CARO KRIEL and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press





ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia — Defensive and at times tearful, Ukraine’s ousted president conceded Wednesday that he made a mistake when he invited Russian troops into Crimea and vowed to try to negotiate with Vladimir Putin to get the coveted Black Sea peninsula back. “Crimea is a tragedy, a major tragedy,” Viktor Yanukovych told The Associated Press in his first interview since fleeing to Russia in February, following monthslong protests focused on corruption and his decision to seek closer ties to Russia instead of the European Union. Putin said last month that Yanukovych had asked Russia to send its troops to Crimea to protect its people — a request seen as treason by many Ukrainians. Russian troops quickly overran Crimea, which has an ethnic Russian majority, taking over government and military facilities on the pretext of protecting Russians. Asked about the move, Yanukovych said he made a mistake. “I was wrong,” he told the AP and Russia’s state NTV television, speaking in Russian. “I acted on my emotions.” Still, Yanukovych insisted

that Russia’s takeover of Crimea wouldn’t have happened if he had stayed in power. He also denied responsibility for the sniper deaths of about 80 protesters in Kiev in February, for which he has been charged by Ukraine’s interim government. As the world has watched the tumultuous events in Ukraine, the 63-year-old Yanukovych has rarely been seen, even as he has insisted he is still the country’s true leader. While Putin has been openly dismissive of Yanukovych, the Russian president has also described him as the legitimate leader and his ouster as illegal. Yanukovych said he has spoken with Putin only twice by phone and once in person since he arrived in Russia, describing their talks as “difficult.” He said he hopes to have more meetings with the Russian leader to negotiate Crimea’s return to Ukraine. “We must search for ways ... so that Crimea may have the maximum degree of independence possible ... but be part of Ukraine,” he said. Russia annexed Crimea last month following a hastily called referendum held two weeks after Russian troops took control of the region. Ukraine and the West have rejected the vote and the annexation as illegal. Yanukovych’s comments on

the Black Sea peninsula appeared to represent an attempt to shore up at least some support in his homeland, where even his backers have deserted him. While there is no expectation that Russia will roll back its annexation, Yanukovych’s statements could widen Putin’s options in talks on settling the Ukrainian crisis by creating an impression that Moscow could be open for discussions on Crimea’s status in the future. Echoing the Kremlin’s position, Yanukovych said the Crimean referendum, in which residents overwhelmingly voted to join Russia, was a response to threats posed by radical nationalists in Ukraine. However, he did not answer several questions about whether he would support a move by Russia, which has deployed tens of thousands of troops near the Ukrainian border, to move into other areas of the country on the pretext of protecting ethnic Russians.

Yanukovych echoed the key Kremlin demand for settling the Ukrainian crisis, pushing for a referendum that could turn Ukraine into a loosely knit federation. He said such a vote should be followed by constitutional reform, and only after that should Ukraine have a national election. The interim government in Kiev has scheduled a presidential election for May 25. Yanukovych has now lost the Ukrainian presidency twice in the past decade. In 2004, his presidential win was thrown out after the Orange Revolution protests caused the fraudulent election to be annulled. Born in the Donetsk coalmining region of eastern Ukraine, Yanukovych worked at a metal plant before becoming an industrial manager and rising through the ranks to become a local governor and then prime minister, the country’s second-most powerful job at the time. His critics note his criminal record for assault and rob-

Iranians avoid bad luck with outdoor festival By NASSER KARIMI Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranians flocked to parks rich with the smell of grilled kebabs Wednesday to toss around Frisbees, bat badminton birdies and battle one another in chess and backgammon — all to avoid being caught inside on the unlucky 13th day of the Iranian new year. The annual public picnic day, called Sizdeh Bedar, which comes from the Farsi words for “thirteen” and “day out,” is a legacy from Iran’s pre-Islamic past that hard-liners in the Islamic Republic never managed to erase from calendars. Many say it’s bad luck to stay indoors for the holiday. “I know a family who stayed in and later in the day the leg of their young boy was broken when he fell down the stairs.” said Tehran resident Fatemeh Moshiri, 48. Iranian hard-liners have tried unsuccessfully for decades to stamp out the festival and other pre-Islamic events, which are seen as closer to Zoroastrianism, the predominant faith of Iranians before Islam. They have had little success. “When we go out on Sizdeh Bedar, we take ill-omens out with us,” Tehran resident Marzieh Rahimim, 64, said. “Otherwise a quarrel may happen or an invaluable dish may be broken.” Last week, Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, a Friday prayer leader, reiterated a common clerics’ admonition that it is “superstitious” to believe that the 13th day of the new year is unlucky

or to think that the popular practice of tying blades of grass together on the day will bring good fortune. Enjoying nature is commendable, Khatami acknowledged, but he said people should nonetheless keep Islamic values in mind because the festival comes a day before Muslims remember the anniversary of the death of the daughter of Prophet Muhammad. Islam has been dominant for centuries in Iran, but the country’s Zoroastrian past has left its mark through festivals and traditions still celebrated to this day. The number of practicing Zoroastrians is a tiny minority in today’s Iran, however — around 60,000 people out of a population of more than 76 million. State media and calendar makers choose to call the festival “Nature Day” instead of Sizdeh Bedar, given the badluck associations with the number 13. Families across the country spread rugs and set up small tents in outdoor areas to mark the holiday, sometimes just a few inches from their neighbors. They have lunch, sip cups of tea and munch on pistachios, fruit and candy. Iranians also throw trays of sprouted seeds that have been sitting on their new year tables into running water to mark the occasion. Young and old alike tie blades of grass together in the hope the year will be filled with happiness and prosperity. Young girls usually make wishes to get married as they tie the blades of grass. C




bery during his youth and say he lacks a proper education to qualify for running the country. After he fled Ukraine, crowds of Ukrainians flocked to view Yanukovych’s opulent country residence outside of Kiev and were shocked by its extravagant display of wealth amid the country’s financial ruin. On Wednesday, he denied any corruption surrounding the estate. He spoke with pride and affection about his collection of dozens of classic cars, saying he bought them over many years. He also said he hadn’t seen or used a golden loaf of bread found in his residence that attracted much attention and sarcasm. Yanukovych insisted he gave no advantages or special privileges to his dentist-turned-billionaire son, Alexander, who is said to have amassed a fortune during his father’s rule and angered other Ukrainian tycoons by taking over some of the country’s most profitable assets. He firmly denied that he

gave the orders to shoot demonstrators in downtown Kiev in February, saying his reluctance to use force against the protesters who paralyzed Kiev for months brought criticism from his supporters that he was being too soft. The government now in power has slapped Yanukovych with criminal charges in connection with those deaths. The long-time politician said he hopes to return to Ukraine someday, but didn’t offer any details on how he could reclaim power. With tears welling in his eyes, Yanukovych said he was ready to sacrifice his life during the escalating protests but realized that doing so would be simply a gift to the “neofascists” who he said seized power by force. He claimed they opened fire with machine guns on his convoy as he was leaving the Ukrainian capital. “I didn’t want to give them my life just for nothing,” he said.

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Pirates outlast Cubs in 16 innings to get win PITTSBURGH (AP) — In a game that took 5 hours, 55 minutes, pinch-hitter Tony Sanchez singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 16th inning to give the Pirates a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night — the longest game in Pittsburgh history by time. Sanchez’s hit came off Carlos Villanueva (0-2), ending the game just short of 1 a.m. and 6 minutes longer the Pirates 8-7, 18-inning victory over Houston on May 27, 2006, that took

5:49. Villanueva also allowed Neil Walker’s game-ending home run in the Pirates’ 1-0 win Monday in the season opener. Both teams scored in the 12th inning as the Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo hit a leadoff home run and the Pirates’ Starling Marte had an RBI single with two outs off closer Jose Veras. The Cubs ended a streak of 16 scoreless innings to start the season by scoring single runs in eighth and ninth inning to force extra innings.

Chicago’s Emilio Bonifacio went 5 for 7 and is hitting .750 (9 for 12). Luis Valbuena added three hits, including a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning off closer Jason Grilli that tied the game at 2-2 and forced extra innings. Jordy Mercer opened the 16th with a bunt single but was forced out at second on Jose Tabata’s sacrifice attempt. Starling Marte followed with a singled to put runners on corners before Sanchez, the rookie catcher and last position player left on the

Pirates’ bench, grounded into nings, struck out three and walked their 10-inning comeback on openone. ing day with a more routine victory left field for the walkoff hit. Relievers Luis Avilan, David Carpenter and Craig Kimbrel were BRAVES 1 BREWERS 0 hitless, with Kimbrel getting three MILWAUKEE (AP) — Atlan- outs for his second save. ta pitcher Aaron Harang and the Brewers’ Matt Garza had no-hit NATIONALS 5, METS 1 bids until Chris Johnson homered NEW YORK (AP) — Gio Gonwith two outs in the seventh inning, zalez homered in his first start for sending the Braves to a victory. Harang (1-0) didn’t allow a hit the second straight season and until Logan Schafer grounded a pitched three-hit ball to lead the single leading off the bottom of the Nationals over the Mets. Ian Desmond also went deep seventh. Making his Braves’ debut, Ha- and Jayson Werth had four hits for rang gave up two hits in 6 2-3 in- the Nationals, who followed up

against one of Gonzalez’s favorite foes. The left-hander struck out six and walked one in six comfortable innings, improving to 6-0 in his last seven starts against New York. Bartolo Colon (0-1) was touched up for nine hits over six innings in his Mets debut.

ROCKIES 6, MARLINS 5 MIAMI (AP) — Jordan Pacheco had three hits, Jordan Lyles won in his Colorado debut as the RockSee MLB, page A-9

Wizards’ win clinches 1st playoff berth in 6 years WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Wizards are in the playoffs for the first time since 2008, clinching an Eastern Conference berth Wednesday night with a 118-92 win over the Boston Celtics. Marcin Gortat scored 22 points to lead the Wizards, who gathered for a celebratory huddle at midcourt after the final whistle. John Wall, the 2010 No. 1 overall draft pick playing the first meaningful late-season games of his career, added 13 points and 10 assists. The Wizards’ playoff position had been relatively secure for several weeks in the weakened East, but seeing the magic number reach zero was

a milestone worth noting for a franchise whose win totals since their last postseason appearance have been 19, 26, 23, 20 and 29 — never finishing better than 24 games below .500. Jared Sullinger had 25 points, and Rajon Rondo had 13 to lead the Celtics. SPURS 111, WARRIORS 90 SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tony Parker had 18 points and eight assists, Tim Duncan had 15 points and eight rebounds, and San Antonio extended its franchise-record winning streak to 19 games. San Antonio (59-16) extended its league-leading record to four games over

Late goal gives Red Wings win DETROIT (AP) — Gustav Nyquist broke a tie with 7:12 left in the third period, and the Detroit Red Wings held on to beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Wednesday night. Nyquist scored 1:42 after teammate Tomas Jurco tied the game. Jimmy Howard finished with 33 saves to seal the win. The NHL-leading and Atlantic Division-champion Bruins had won a franchise-record nine straight on the road and had earned at least a point in their previous 16 games. Boston led the Red Wings twice, but couldn’t put them away. Detroit’s Tomas Tatar scored early in the second period to tie it 1-1. Nyquist has scored in three straight games and has a point in 10 consecutive. Since Jan. 20, he has netted an NHL-best 23 goals. Johnny Boychuk’s slap shot put the Bruins up 1-0 late in the first period, and Carl Soderberg gave the Bruins a 2-1 lead early in the third. Tuukka Rask made 17 saves.

place in the Pacific Division and a first-round postseason matchup with California rivals San Jose or Anaheim. Quick’s shutout was the 31st of his career, leaving him one shy of tying Rogie Vachon’s franchise record. Quick’s six shutouts are second-most in the NHL behind Boston’s Tuukka Rask. Thomas Greiss stopped 28 shots for the Coyotes, whose playoff hopes have been hurt by three straight losses.



LOS ANGELES — Drew Doughty and Anze Kopitar scored power-play goals, Jonathan Quick made 17 saves in his sixth shutout of the season, and Los Angeles clinched a playoff spot with a victory over Phoenix. Kopitar, Jeff Carter and rookie Tanner Pearson each had a goal and an assist for the surging Kings, who have all but locked up third

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Corey Perry scored twice in the third period, and Francois Beauchemin added the winning goal with 1:21 left as Anaheim rallied to beat Edmonton. Beauchemin fired a slap shot past goalie Viktor Fasth to give the Ducks their 50th win of the season (50-18-8). Perry and Ryan Getzlaf assisted on the deciding goal.

ISLANDERS 2, SENATORS 1 OTTAWA, Ontario — Josh Bailey had a goal and an assist for the second straight night, and the New York Islanders earned backto-back victories with a win over Ottawa. Bailey, playing in his 400th NHL game, scored a power-play goal in the first period, and assisted on Casey Cizikas’ winning goal midway through the third. Ryan Strome had two assists, and rookie Anders Nilsson followed up Evgeni Nabokov’s home victory against Florida on Tuesday by making 35 saves. The Islanders have won three in a row and five of six.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Jadeveon Clowney believes he’s the NFL’s No. 1 draft pick and says he took a big step toward that goal during South Carolina’s pro day workouts Wednesday. The 6-foot-5, 266-pound defensive end did position drills in front of dozens of NFL personnel, including Houston head coach Bill O’Brien and Jacksonville head coach Gus Bradley. And Clowney thinks he elevated his already elite status during the 40 minutes or so of running through cones, jumping over hurdles and catching tennis balls in workouts he passed on at the NFL combine in February. “Yes, I do feel like I should be the first pick,” Clowney said after the session.

Clowney did not lift weights or run the 40-yard dash, standing on his combine showings when he did 21 reps at 225 pounds and clocked a 4.53-second time. He also felt he eased anyone’s concerns about his work ethic. He was considered by many the No. 1 pick after his sophomore season in 2012, when he had 13 sacks and closed it with his helmet-jarring hit on Michigan’s Vincent Smith in the Outback Bowl. The footage of the hit was seemingly shown daily on highlight shows and Clowney immediately became a Heisman Trophy favorite, analysts projecting record-setting sack numbers. But Clowney couldn’t live up to the expectations as injuries and opponent’s schemed him out of plays. He finished with a disappointing three sacks.

help the Knicks win for the 12th time in 15 games, dominating a team that had the best record in the Eastern Conference since the new year. New York won its third straight.

RAPTORS 107, ROCKETS 103 TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 29 points, Jonas Valanciunas and Greivis Vasquez each had 15, and Toronto won its seventh straight home meeting with Houston. Terrence Ross scored 14 points and John Salmons had 12 as the short-handed Raptors won for the fourth time in five games. See NBA, page A-9

Scoreboard basketball NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB x-Toronto 43 32 .573 — x-Brooklyn 40 34 .541 2½ New York 33 43 .434 10½ Boston 23 52 .307 20 Philadelphia 16 59 .213 27 Southeast Division y-Miami 52 22 .703 — x-Washington 39 36 .520 13½ Charlotte 37 38 .493 15½ Atlanta 32 42 .432 20 Orlando 21 54 .280 31½ Central Division y-Indiana 53 23 .697 — x-Chicago 43 32 .573 9½ Cleveland 31 45 .408 22 Detroit 27 48 .360 25½ Milwaukee 14 61 .187 38½ WESTERN CONFERENCE

Work session puts Clowney on display PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer

the Thunder City (54-19) ahead of their slumping Atlanta out of the final playoff matchup Thursday night in Oklahoma spot in the Eastern Conference. City. Chicago took control with a 16-3 run in the second quarter and led the rest of the way, fending off the last of Atlanta’s runs CLIPPERS 112, SUNS 108 when Jimmy Butler swished a 3-pointer PHOENIX (AP) — Darren Collison with just over a minute remaining. and Blake Griffin scored 23 points and Los Angeles rallied from a 17-point thirdKNICKS 110, NETS 81 quarter deficit to beat Phoenix. NEW YORK (AP) — J.R. Smith had Chris Paul added 20 points, including a 32-foot 3-pointer just before the shot 24 points, eight rebounds and six assists, clock was to expire to put the Clippers up Carmelo Anthony added 23 points and 10 rebounds, and New York beat city rival for good 108-106 with 1:48 to play. Brooklyn to move percentage points ahead of Atlanta for the eighth and final playoff BULLS 105, HAWKS 92 spot in the East. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 17 points ATLANTA (AP) — D.J. Augustin scored 23 points and Chicago bumped a game after spraining his right ankle to

Southwest Division y-San Antonio 59 16 .787 — Houston 49 25 .662 9½ Dallas 44 31 .587 15 Memphis 44 31 .587 15 New Orleans 32 43 .427 27 Northwest Division x-Oklahoma City 54 19 .740 — Portland 49 27 .645 6½ Minnesota 37 37 .500 17½ Denver 33 42 .440 22 Utah 23 52 .307 32 Pacific Division x-L.A. Clippers 54 22 .711 — Golden State 46 29 .613 7½ Phoenix 44 31 .587 9½ Sacramento 27 48 .360 26½ L.A. Lakers 25 50 .333 28½ x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Wednesday’s Games Cleveland 119, Orlando 98 Indiana 101, Detroit 94 Washington 118, Boston 92 Charlotte 123, Philadelphia 93 New York 110, Brooklyn 81 Toronto 107, Houston 103 Miami 96, Milwaukee 77 Chicago 105, Atlanta 92 Minnesota 102, Memphis 88 San Antonio 111, Golden State 90 Denver 137, New Orleans 107 L.A. Clippers 112, Phoenix 108 Sacramento 107, L.A. Lakers 102 Thursday’s Games San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 4 p.m. Dallas at L.A. Clippers, 6:30 p.m. All Times ADT

hockey NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts y-Boston 76 52 18 6 110 x-Tampa Bay 76 42 25 9 93 x-Montreal 77 43 27 7 93 Detroit 76 36 26 14 86 Toronto 77 37 32 8 82 Ottawa 76 32 30 14 78 Florida 77 27 42 8 62 Buffalo 75 21 45 9 51 Metropolitan Division x-Pittsburgh 76 48 23 5 101 N.Y. Rangers 77 43 30 4 90 Philadelphia 75 39 27 9 87 Columbus 75 38 30 7 83 Washington 76 34 29 13 81 New Jersey 76 32 28 16 80 Carolina 76 33 32 11 77 N.Y. Islanders 76 31 35 10 72 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division x-St. Louis 75 51 17 7 109 x-Colorado 75 48 21 6 102 x-Chicago 76 42 19 15 99 Minnesota 76 39 26 11 89 Dallas 75 37 27 11 85 Winnipeg 77 34 33 10 78 Nashville 76 33 32 11 77 Pacific Division x-Anaheim 76 50 18 8 108 x-San Jose 77 48 20 9 105 Los Angeles 77 45 26 6 96 Phoenix 77 36 28 13 85 Vancouver 77 34 32 11 79 Calgary 76 31 38 7 69 Edmonton 77 26 42 9 61 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Wednesday’s Games N.Y. Islanders 2, Ottawa 1





Detroit 3, Boston 2 Anaheim 3, Edmonton 2 Los Angeles 4, Phoenix 0 Thursday’s Games Columbus at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Dallas at Carolina, 7 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. Calgary at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago, 8 p.m. Buffalo at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Pittsburgh at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Colorado, 9 p.m. Los Angeles at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. All Times ADT

baseball National League

East Division W Washington 2 Atlanta 2 Miami 2 Philadelphia 1 New York 0 Central Division Pittsburgh 2 Cincinnati 1 St. Louis 1 Milwaukee 1 Chicago 0 West Division Los Angeles 4 San Francisco 2 Colorado 1 San Diego 1 Arizona 1

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(10 innings) Vargas, K.Herrera (8), W.Davis (9), Ti.Collins (10) and S.Perez, Hayes; Scherzer, Nathan (9), Alburquerque (10) and Avila. WСAlburquerque 1-0. LСTi.Collins 0-1. HRsСDetroit, Kinsler (1). Chicago 7, Minnesota 6 M0 C0

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(11 innings) Correia, Fien (7), Burton (8), Perkins (9), Tonkin (10), Deduno (11) and K.Suzuki; Paulino, Cleto (6), Downs (7), N.Jones (7), D.Webb (7), Veal (9), Belisario (10) and Flowers, Nieto. WСBelisario 1-0. LСDeduno 0-1. HRsСChicago, A.Dunn (1). First Game Athletics 6, Indians 1 Cle. 000 000 001—1 5 1 Oak. 122 001 00x—6 12 1 Kluber, Atchison (4), Pestano (6), B.Wood (7), Outman (8) and Y.Gomes; Kazmir, Otero (8) and D.Norris. WСKazmir 1-0. LСKluber 0-1. HRsСOakland, Callaspo (1). Red Sox 6, Orioles 2 Bos. 002 020 200—6 10 1 Bal. 000 200 000—2 6 1 Lackey, Mujica (7), Tazawa (8), Uehara (9) and Pierzynski; Jimenez, R.Webb (7), Matusz (7), O’Day (8), Stinson (9) and Wieters. WСLackey 1-0. LСJimenez 0-1. HRsСBoston, D.Ortiz (1), Napoli (1). Baltimore, N.Cruz (2). Blue Jays 3, Rays 0 Tor. TB

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Buehrle, Santos (9), Cecil (9) and Navarro; Moore, B.Gomes (6), McGee (6), Lueke (7), H.Bell (8), Balfour (9) and J.Molina, Hanigan. WСBuehrle 1-0. LСMoore 0-1. SvСCecil (1). HRsСToronto, Bautista 2 (2). Astros 3, Yankees 1 NY 000 000 100—1 7 1 Hou. 101 000 10x—3 4 0 Kuroda, Phelps (7), Thornton (8), Kelley (8) and McCann; Cosart, Williams (6), K.Chapman (7), Albers (7), Fields (9) and J.Castro. WСCosart 1-0. LСKuroda 0-1. SvСFields (1). HRsСHouston, Fowler (1), M.Dominguez (1). Second Game Indians 6, Athletics 4 Cle. 000 200 103—6 9 1 Oak. 200 100 100—4 7 1 McAllister, Rzepczynski (5), Shaw (7), Allen (8), Axford (9) and Santana, Y.Gomes; Lindblom, Pomeranz (5), Gregerson (6), Doolittle (8), Ji.Johnson (9), Scribner (9) and Jaso, D.Norris. WСAllen 2-0. LСJi.Johnson 0-2. SvСAxford (2). HRsСCleveland, Aviles (1). Mariners 8, Angels 2 Sea. LA

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Paxton, Beimel (8), Noesi (9) and Zunino; H.Santiago, Salas (6), Maronde (7), J.Smith (8), Frieri (9) and Iannetta. WСPaxton 1-0. LСH.Santiago 0-1. HRsСSeattle, Zunino (1), Smoak (2), Hart (1). INTERLEAGUE Rangers 4, Philadelphia 3 Phi. Tex.

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K.Kendrick, Hollands (8), Papelbon (9) and Ruiz; R.Ross, Tolleson (6), Figueroa (7), Rosin (8) and Arencibia. WСRosin 1-0. LСPapelbon 0-1. HRsСPhiladelphia, Howard (1). Braves 1, Brewers 0 Atl. 000 000 100—1 3 0 Mil. 000 000 0 00—0 2 0 Harang, Avilan (7), D.Carpenter (8), Kimbrel (9) and Laird; Garza, W.Smith (9), Kintzler (9) and Lucroy. W_Harang 1-0. L_Garza 0-1. Sv_Kimbrel (2). HRs_Atlanta, C.Johnson (1).

Pirates 4, Cubs 3 Chi.0000000110010000—315 2 Pit. 0100010000010001—4 8 2 (16 innings) E.Jackson, Russell (6), Grimm (7), Strop (8), H.Rondon (9), Schlitter (11), Veras (12), W.Wright (13), Villanueva (15) and Castillo; Morton, Watson (7), Melancon (8), Grilli (9), Ju.Wilson (10), J.Gomez (11), Pimentel (13) and R.Martin. W_Pimentel 1-0. L_Villanueva 0-2. HRs_Chicago, Rizzo (1). Rockies 6, Marlins 5 Col. 300 300 0 00—6 12 0 Mia. 100 003 0 01—5 8 3 Lyles, Ottavino (6), Belisle (7), Brothers (8), Hawkins (9) and Pacheco; H.Alvarez, Slowey (4), Da.Jennings (8) and Saltalamacchia. W_Lyles 1-0. L_H.Alvarez 0-1. Sv_Hawkins (1). HRs_Miami, Stanton (1). Nationals 5, Mets 1 Was. 000 120 101—5 13 1 N.Y. 100 000 0 00—1 3 0 G.Gonzalez, Storen (7), Clippard (8), Stammen (9) and Lobaton; Colon, Germen (7), Farnsworth (9) and d’Arnaud. W_G.Gonzalez 1-0. L_Colon 0-1. HRs_Washington, Desmond (1), G.Gonzalez (1). Reds 1, Cardinals 0 S.L. 000 000 0 00—0 3 1 Cin. 000 000 0 01—1 6 1 Wacha, Siegrist (7), C.Martinez (8) and Y.Molina; Cingrani, M.Parra (8), Hoover (9) and B.Pena. W_Hoover 1-0. L_C.Martinez 0-1. Giants 2, D-Backs 0 S.F. 000 011 0 00—2 6 1 Ari. 000 000 0 00—0 3 0 T.Hudson, J.Lopez (8), Romo (9) and Posey; Cahill, Thatcher (7), Putz (8), Rowland-Smith (9) and Montero. W_T.Hudson 1-0. L_Cahill 0-2. Sv_Romo (2). Dodgers 5, Padres 1 L.A. 300 010 010—5 9 1 S.D. 000 100 0 00—1 6 1 Haren, P.Rodriguez (7), J.Wright (7), Howell (8), C.Perez (9) and A.Ellis; T.Ross, Stauffer (6), Erlin (8), Roach (8) and Hundley. W_ Haren 1-0. L_T.Ross 0-1.

Transactions BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS Recalled RHP Chen-Chang Lee from Columbus (IL). KANSAS CITY ROYALS Secured outright waivers on OF Carlos Peguero and assigned him to Omaha (PCL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS Recalled RHP Josh Lindblom from Sacramento (PCL). TAMPA BAY RAYS Agreed to terms with RHP Chris Archer on six-year contract. TEXAS RANGERS Assigned INF Adam Rosales outright to Round Rock (PCL). National League COLORADO ROCKIES Placed RHP Tyler Chatwood on the 15day DL, retroactive to March 29. Recalled RHP Jordan Lyles from Colorado Springs (PCL). LOS ANGELES DODGERS Claimed INF Carlos Triunfel off waivers from Seattle and optioned him to Albuquerque (PCL). Placed RHP Brian Wilson on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Jose Dominguez From Albuquerque. NEW YORK METS Announced advance scouting assistant Jim Kelly take on additional duties as the video replay coordinator. Placed RHP Bobby Parnell on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 1. Selected the contract of RHP Kyle Farnsworth from Las Vegas (PCL). Placed 2B Daniel Murphy on paternity leave. Recalled INF Wilmer Flores from Las Vegas. Sent RHP Ryan Reid outright to the minors. SAN DIEGO PADRES Claimed

LHP Bobby LaFromboise off waivers from Seattle and optioned him to El Paso (PCL). Transferred RHP Joe Wieland from the 15- to the 60-day DL. WASHINGTON NATIONALS Placed C Wilson Ramos on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 1. Recalled C Sandy Leon from Syracuse (IL). BASKETBALL National Basketball Association MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES Recalled G Jamaal Franklin from Fort Wayne (NBADL). Women’s National Basketball Association LOS ANGELES SPARKS Signed G Candice Wiggins. FOOTBALL C National Football League MIAMI DOLPHINS Signed OL Ja- Y son Fox to a one-year contract. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS Agreed to terms with S Marcus Ball on a three-year contract. NEW YORK GIANTS Signed DE Robert Ayers. OAKLAND RAIDERS Signed RB Jeremy Stewart signed exclusive rights tender. PITTSBURGH STEELERS Agreed to terms with WR Darrius Heyward-Bey on a one-year contract. TENNESSEE TITANS Agreed to terms with C/G Chris Spencer on a one-year contract. WASHINGTON REDSKINS Signed WR DeSean Jackson to a three-year contract. Signed S Ryan Clark. HOCKEY National Hockey League BUFFALO SABRES Signed D Jake McCabe to a three-year contract. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Recalled F Joakim Nordstrom from Rockford (AHL). Agreed to terms with D Stephen Johns on a twoyear contract. DALLAS STARS Reassigned F Radek Faksa to Texas (AHL). FLORIDA PANTHERS Reassigned D Jonathan Racine to San Antonio (AHL). MINNESOTA WILD Recalled G John Curry and F Jake Dowell from Iowa (AHL). NASHVILLE PREDATORS Assigned D Jonathon Diaby to Milwaukee (AHL). NEW YORK RANGERS Assigned F J.T. Miller to Hartford (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS Reassigned F Chris Brown to Hershey (AHL). Signed D Madison Bowey to a three-year, entry-level contract. SOCCER Major League Soccer MLS Suspended Toronto FC D Steven Caldwell one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for serious foul play against Real Salt Lake MF Ned Grabavoy during a March 29 game. Fined Colorado D Drew Moor an undisclosed amount for his actions towards Sporting Kansas City F Claudio Bieler during a March 29 game. COLORADO RAPIDS Signed D Thomas Piermayr. D.C. UNITED Acquired F Chris Rolfe from Chicago for allocation money FC DALLAS Loaned MF Brian Span to Orlando City SC (USL Pro). COLLEGE CLEMSON Named Kaitlin Flaherty and Katherin Dixon ticket operations administrative specialists. GEORGIA Signed men’s basketball coach Mark Fox to a two-year contract extension through the 2017-18 season. LOUISIANA TECH Named Mickie DeMoss women’s assistant basketball coach. MISSOURI Announced junior G Jabari Brown will enter the NBA Draft. NEBRASKA Announced sophomore G Sadie Murren and freshman G Hannah Tvrdy are tranferring from the women’s basketball team. NEVADA Announced sophomore basketball F Cole Huff will transfer. UNLV Named Darryl Seibel associate athletics director of external relations.






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ies held on for a victory over the Marlins for their first win of the season. Charlie Blackmon and Michael Cuddyer each had two hits and an RBI for Colorado, which lost the first two games of the seasonopening series.

RED SOX 6, ORIOLES 2 BALTIMORE (AP) — Mike Napoli homered and drove in four runs, John Lackey allowed three hits in six innings and the Boston Red Sox spoiled the Baltimore debut of Ubaldo Jimenez by beating the Orioles 6-2 Wednesday night. David Ortiz hit a two-run homer off Jimenez (0-1) and Dustin Pedroia had four hits for the defending World Series champion Red Sox, now 1-1 after losing to Baltimore on opening day. Nelson Cruz homered for the second time in two games for the Orioles, who mustered only six hits off Lackey and three relievers.

MARINERS 8, ANGELS 2 ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — James Paxton pitched seven scoreless innings of two-hit ball, Robinson Cano drove in his first run for Seattle, which completed a threegame sweep in the team’s first series under new manager Lloyd McClendon. Mike Zunino, Justin Smoak and Corey Hart all homered for Seattle. Paxton (1-0) threw 99 pitches in his fifth big league start and struck out nine, including Josh Hamilton all three times he faced him.

BLUE JAYS 3, RAYS 0 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mark Buehrle allowed four hits over 8 2-3 innings, Jose Bautista homered twice and Toronto beat Tampa Bay. Buehrle (1-0) struck out 11 and walked one. Sergio Santos entered after Ben Zobrist had a two-out single off Buehrle in the ninth and walked Evan Longoria. Brett Cecil then struck out pinch-hitter Matt Joyce for his first save.



OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Scott Kazmir shut out his former team into the eighth inning in his M Oakland debut, and the Athletics K beat the Indians in the first game of a day-night doubleheader. Alberto Callaspo hit a two-run

homer and Yoenis Cespedes, Jed Lowrie and Brandon Moss added RBI hits for the Athletics, who broke out offensively after being shut out Monday in their big league record 10th straight opening loss. In Game 2, Michael Brantley atoned for a rare error by hitting a two-run single in the ninth inning off new Oakland closer Jim Johnson that helped Cleveland salvage a split with a 6-4 win. Cody Allen (2-0) pitched a scoreless eighth for the win and John Axford got three outs for his second save.

TIGERS 2, ROYALS 1, 10 INNINGS DETROIT (AP) — Ian Kinsler homered and drove in the winning run with a single in the 10th inning to lift the Tigers over the Royals. Max Scherzer pitched eight scoreless innings for the Tigers, but Joe Nathan blew his first save chance since signing with Detroit in the offseason. Acquired from Texas for Prince Fielder in a November blockbuster trade, Kinsler homered in the fourth and won the game with a line drive to left-center field off Tim Collins (0-1).


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Waiters scored 26 points, Spencer Hawes and Tristan Thompson had 20 each to lead Cleveland over Orlando. Continued from page A-8 Kyrie Irving added 17 points, eight assists and six rebounds in James Harden scored 26 points his first game back after missing and Chandler Parsons had 20 for the eight with strained left biceps. JarRockets, who lost their third straight rett Jack scored 13 points the Cavs, after winning the previous five. who have won five of their last six and are trying to catch Atlanta for the final Eastern Conference playHEAT 96, BUCKS 77 off spot. MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James scored 17 points, Chris Bosh added 15 and Miami stayed atop the PACERS 101, PISTONS 94 Eastern Conference with a win INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — over Milwaukee. Paul George had 27 points and Mario Chalmers added 14 for 13 rebounds, David West scored the Heat, who never trailed despite 15 points and Indiana snapped a again being without Greg Oden, three-game skid. Dwyane Wade and Ray Allen. The George hit a 3-pointer from 35win kept Miami percentage points feet to give the Pacers a 94-90 lead (52-22) ahead of Indiana (53-23) with 3:19 remaining and Indiana in the East. never trailed the rest of the way. Josh Smith had 24 points and five rebounds and Greg Monroe NUGGETS 137, added 16 points for the Pistons, PELICANS 107 who have lost four of their last five DENVER (AP) — Kenneth games. Faried scored a career-high 34 points and added 13 rebounds, and BOBCATS 123, 76ERS 93 Denver scored a season high in routing New Orleans. PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Al The Nuggets raced out to a 40- Jefferson had 25 points and 10 26 lead by the end of the first quar- rebounds to lead Charlotte past ter and never looked back, making Philadelphia and closer to a play15 of 27 3-pointers compared to 2 off berth. of 9 for New Orleans. Gary Neal added 15 points for The Pelicans also had no an- the Bobcats (37-38), who have the swers inside for Faried, who went seventh-best record in the Eastunchecked numerous times for ern Conference. They entered 4½ backdoor dunks and easy short games ahead of the ninth-place jumpers in surpassing his previous New York Knicks and needed four career best, 32 points against the wins in the final eight games to Lakers on March 7. clinch their first playoff berth since 2010.

CHICAGO (AP) — Leury Garcia reached on a bunt single in the 11th inning and came home on a balk and a pair of wild pitches by Samuel Deduno, giving the White Sox a win over the Twins. Before a crowd of just 10,625, Chicago came back from a 6-4 deficit in the ninth on Garcia’s runKINGS 107, LAKERS 102 scoring single off Glen Perkins and SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Adam Eaton’s RBI grounder Ronald Belisario (1-0) pitched — Rudy Gay scored nine of his 31 points in the fourth quarter, 1 1-3 hitless innings for the win. Ray McCallum added 27 points and Sacramento avoided a season ASTROS 3, YANKEES 1 sweep against Los Angeles. Sacramento scored nine straight HOUSTON (AP) — Dexter points early in the second quarter Fowler homered and tripled and and didn’t trail again in winning its Matt Dominguez added a home second straight. run late to help the Astros take the opening series from the Yankees with a second straight win. CAVALIERS 119, Houston won the opener 6-2 MAGIC 98 and put a damper on the first seORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Dion ries of Derek Jeter’s final season. Jeter was 0 for 3 with a walk and a strikeout. Fowler’s leadoff homer put Houston up and he scored the second run after his triple in the third.

TIMBERWOLVES 102, GRIZZLIES 88 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Love had 24 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists for his third career triple-double and Minnesota dealt Memphis a loss it could ill afford. Ricky Rubio had 14 points, seven assists and three steals and Kevin Martin scored 21 points for the Timberwolves, who are trying to play spoiler down the stretch of what has been a disappointing season.

RANGERS 4, PHILLIES 3 ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Shin-Soo Choo drew a basesloaded, game-ending walk against Jonathan Papelbon as the Rangers rallied in the ninth inning for the second night in a row, beating the Phillies.






Sports Briefs KPHA U16 girls start tourney with big win The Kenai Peninsula Hockey Association Under-16 girls grabbed a dominating 4-0 victory over the Colorado Selects, Wednesday at the Tier II National Championships in Amherst, New York, just outside of Buffalo. The Ice Hawks outshot Colorado 42-6 overall, including 16-1 in the first period, but held only a 1-0 lead heading into the third period of play. Elizabeth Cho scored on a power play 6 minutes, 39 seconds, into the first period to get KPHA on the board. Cho led the team with two points. In the third period, the Ice Hawks got goals from Whitney Wortham, Cho, and Anna Shelden to ice the game. Amber McDonald got the win in goal with six saves.

Blackhawks captain out until playoffs CHICAGO (AP) — Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews will miss the rest of the regular season with an upper-body injury. The team said Wednesday that coach Joel Quenneville expects Toews to be “100 percent” for the playoffs. Toews was injured after a hit by Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik on Sunday night. Toews got up slowly and was seen holding his left arm on the bench before heading to the locker room. The Blackhawks, who have clinched a playoff berth, are already without star forward Patrick Kane, who is out for the rest of the regular season with a lower-body injury. Toews has 28 goals and 68 points this season. Quenneville said Andrew Shaw will get some of Toews’ “quality ice time,” but the team has also recalled forward Joakim Nordstrom from Rockford.

Houston hires Sampson as hoops coach HOUSTON (AP) — Kelvin Sampson, who committed numerous NCAA violations in past coaching jobs, is Houston’s new basketball coach. Sampson, an assistant with the Houston Rockets since 2011, replaces James Dickey, who stepped down last month citing family matters. Sampson coached Oklahoma from 1994-2006 and Indiana from 2006-08. He made 11 NCAA tournaments during his tenure at Oklahoma, reaching the round of 16 in 1999, the Final Four in 2002 and the round of eight in 2003. He received a five-year show cause order from the NCAA in 2008 after violations regarding impermissible calls to recruits at both Oklahoma and Indiana, which effectively barred him from coaching in college. That order expired in 2013.

Mexico rallies to draw with USA GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Mexico rallied from a two-goal halftime deficit to earn a 2-2 draw with the United States in an exhibition match Wednesday night. Highly touted 18-year-old Julian Green made his senior U.S. debut, coming on in the 59th minute as a substitute at midfielder for Graham Zusi. Green is the product of German club Bayern Munich’s developmental system who recently committed his international soccer future to the United States national team.





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Cook Inlet’s East Side Setnet Fishery independently of each other during times when 36 hours of fishing time is available to the setnet fishery. The petition comes after the board put additional restrictions on the setnet fishery when the late-run of Kenai River king salmon is projected to be fewer than 22,500 fish. The 2014 forecast for the Kenai River is for 19,700 king salmon. According to the new restrictions, when the Kenai River sport fishery is restricted to no-bait fishing — a measure intended to reduce fish mortality — the commercial setnet fishery can only fish up to 36 hours per week — a measure designed to reduce commercial king salmon catch. The restrictions were part of what the board called “paired step-down measures” between

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Williams. The video has messages like, “Banning smoking in tobacco shops is like walking into a bar to order a beer and not be allowed to drink it.” SB209, along with companion bill House Bill 360, would prohibit smoking in most public places, except private clubs not permitted to serve alcohol, private residences, that are not childcare residences, and marine vessels when engaged in commercial or sport fishing. If passed, smoking would be banned within 50 feet of a health care facility, within 10 feet of a bar or restaurant or within 20 feet of an entrance. Patterson said her intention was to make the video fun and entertaining, but at the same time get the message out, in her view, of the excessive regulation in the bill. “In the classic Alaskan style of whining and nobody listening, we love to hate government,” she said. “I wanted to get his attention and have him

the commercial and sport fisheries and were passed during its 2014 meeting on Upper Cook Inlet issues in February. The measures were inserted into the Kenai River Late-Run King Salmon Management Plan but will not be implemented until the 2014 fishing season begins — leaving local fishers to wonder how the provisions of the new plan will change the way the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, or ADFG, will manage the next season. Several requests for clarification were submitted during the Upper Cook Inlet meeting. The SOKI petition requests that the Board of Fisheries amend the language in those restrictions to allow more equitable opportunity for commercial fishers to harvest sockeye between the Kenai and Kasilof sections of the setnet fishery. ADFG Commercial Area Management Biologist Pat Shields said that under the new provisions, if commercial setnetters are allowed to fish in

the Kasilof section but not the Kenai section, the hours will count toward the 36-hour limit for both fisheries. Shadura said his organization was primarily concerned with what would happen during late July if the two sections of the fisheries were linked together in numbers of hours that could be fished, despite fishing on two different stocks of sockeye that have two different peaks in run timing. Shadura, whose setnet sites are located in the Kasilof section of the East Side Setnet fishery, said the historical midpoint — or peak surge of fish — in the sockeye run on the Kasilof river is July 14-16 while the historical midpoint for the sockeye run on the Kenai River is July 19-22. If managers were required to allocate 36 hours of

realize people are watching him and have him see more people are affected than just the owner.” Since the video was published on March 24, it has received 1,485 views and caught Micciche’s attention. Not only did he call to listen to her concerns, he revised the bill to make freestanding tobacco shops exempt. Micciche said while the bill focused on protecting nonsmokers it is important to listen to constituents when they have concerns and have respectful dialogue. “The video is an example to respectfully present a case in a positive and entertaining manner,” Micciche said. “People hear messages in different ways and this was creative and extremely effective.” SB209 is scheduled for a hearing in the State Affair Committee today at 9 a.m., while HB360 is currently in the Health and Social Services Committee. The legislative session is set to end on April 20 and either bill would need to pass both the House and Senate to become a law. Micciche said while it is

unlikely the bill will reach a vote before the session ends, it is good to start the discussion now, learn what people like and don’t like and can chat about what people support in the future. “This is not a personal attack on smokers,” he said. “They retain the right to choose their individual path. What the bill accomplishes is a limit to the smokers’ ability to adversely affect the health of Alaska’s non-smoking employees.” In Micciche’s sponsor statement, he said 400 Alaskan businesses and organizations from all over the state have signed on in support of a statewide smoke-free workplace law. Patterson, who has owned Lucky Raven Tobacco since 2002, said when she moved into a new building a couple years ago she modeled her business following the laws from California, where despite having some of the most restrictive smoking laws in the country, smoking is allowed in tobacco shops. Lucky Raven, located in Soldotna, helps support the state by paying tobacco taxes,

fishing time between the Kenai and Kasilof sections when the peaks of the two different runs happened during the same week — it could come down to prioritizing one river’s sockeye run over another. “Maybe managers will be saying ... let’s hold off on opening up the Kasilof area, even though the run is substantial for this area, so we can make sure we have enough hours on the Kenai,” Shadura said. “If we’re all bound together, it would be difficult for managers to make that decision.” Shadura said the petition was designed to give managers flexibility in dealing with the two separate runs rather than having to “hedge their bets” on which day they could fish the entirety of the setnet beach to capture both Kenai and Kasilof

sockeye salmon. According to the emergency petition, SOKI members do not believe the Board of Fisheries members included a clear justification for the linkage and suggested language that modified the new plan to say that the Kenai district and Kasilof district would each respectively be allowed no more than 36 hours per week. Part of the justification for the change, according to the petition, was that the 70 miles of East Side Setnet Beaches could not be treated the same as they did not have the same concentrations of salmon available at any particular time. “The attempt here is to relieve some of the inequities and to assist the managers in targeting openings that will give the most opportunity to harvest abundant sockeye will still allowing some management flexibility,” according to the petition. According to ADFG staff comments on the petition, the department does not believe the

petition meets the criteria of an emergency petition. In addition, according to the ADFG staff comments, the language change proposed by SOKI would likely “affect management and harvest of salmon in each section.” The Kenai River Sportfishing Association, a Soldotnabased sportfishing advocacy group, submitted comments to the board in opposition to the SOKI petition that also questioned whether the proposal met the board criteria for a finding of an emergency. “Denial should be based first on the absence of an emergency and second on the merits since the petition fails to acknowledge that all changes made to the Late-Run King Plan were necessitated by historic low runs of Kenai River late-run king salmon,” according to the comments.

she said. She considers her building a private establishment, with state law already restricting anyone under 18 in a tobacco shop. “The bill doesn’t recognize who smokers are,” she said. “My customers are responsible, hard working Alaskans and have the right to come to a place to smoke responsibly away from their home and car to keep secondhand smoke from children.” She said people like the mother of a 12-year old who comes in to have a cigarette away from her child and then continues on with her day, or the guy who caught a prized halibut and comes into buy a box of cigars to celebrate would be relegated to smoking outside. According to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, in 2012, only 21 percent of Alaska adults smoked, down from 28 percent in 1996. Jennifer Olendorff, project and grant coordinator for Peninsula Smoke-free Partnership, said 30 states have comprehensive smoke-free laws to protect people in the workplace. In

Alaska, many workplaces are not protected by municipal ordinances, she said. According to the American Non-smokers’s Rights Foundation, 14 municipalities in the state of Alaska have 100 percent smoke-free laws, including local laws in Anchorage, Juneau and Palmer. Olendorff said studies have shown that the smoke-free policies around the country have not hurt businesses that promote a healthy environment and the long-term financial impacts were positive. “It isn’t a new idea, we know the dangers of secondhand smoke,” she said. “Policymakers want to protect people in the workplace. We are not asking people to stop smoking, just take it outside.” An estimated 120 Alaskans die each year from secondhand smoke and eight out of 10 in the state believe secondhand smoke is harmful and people should be protected, according to the partnership’s website. Olendorff advocates and educates on the dangers of tobacco use and works with schools to promote healthy choices. The partnership also helps smokers

who want to quit. As a former smoker herself, she said she understands how hard it is to quit because tobacco is highly addictive. She said people who have quit smoking have embraced other healthy activities like running, swimming and making other positive healthy changes. “We want to help people,” she said. “It is important to not vilify smokers. It is never about the smokers; I know how hard it is to quit.” Patterson said the community has self-regulated itself by not smoking in bars and restaurants out of respect to others. She said she is fighting for her customers who want a responsible place to use tobacco. “As Alaskans we should never let someone in Juneau regulate ourselves,” she said. “I see a lot of problems in our community that need to be addressed and self-regulation of tobacco is not one of them.”

n The Board of Fisheries teleconference will be broadcast from 10 a.m. to noon in the Ward building in room 107 on the Kenai Peninsula College- Kenai River Campus in Soldotna.





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What’s Happening First Thursday n At the age of 3, her mother put her down for a nap. Not tired, Cyndye grabbed a pen off the night table and began to draw, covering almost 1/2 of the large bed sheet, before being discovered. This will be her first art showing. Come and view her work, witness a live drawing while visiting and hear her extraordinary story. Meet the Artist Cyndye Brower at Already Read Books and C Cups Cafe in Kenai today from 4-6:30 p.m.

Events and Exhibits n An opening reception for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District High School and Middle School Student Group Show is planned for Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the Kenai Fine Art Center. The exhibition, which includes more than 150 student art pieces, will be on display through April 19. This public is invited to this free event. Refreshments provided. n A high school Mass Dance Concert will take place Friday April 4 and Saturday April 5 at 7 p.m. in the Kenai Central High School auditorium. Students from Nikiski, Skyview, and Soldotna high schools will join guests from the Encore Dance Studio, Peninsula Artists in Motion and Vergine’s Dance Studio for the performance. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 years old and younger. n North Peninsula Recreation is inviting everyone to be a part of the Nikiski Community Mural project. Community paint workshops will be offered April 11, 12 and 14 at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. Come one come all — help is needed to paint this large mural for the community! Morning and afternoon painting sessions will be offered. Call 7768800 for more details. n The Kenai Peninsula Birding Festival’s PEEPs Young Artist Exhibit is seeking submissions. All bird-themed submissions will be on display the month of May at the Kenai Fine Arts Center with an Opening Reception May 2, 6-8 p.m. Awards will be announced at the   Birding Festival Kickoff May 15 at the Kenai Visitors Center. The deadline for submissions is April 26. For more information on the PEEPs Exhibit or the May Kenai Peninsula Birding Festival, visit n On April 24 at 6 p.m. in the Soldotna Public Library’s Community Room, author Dr. Nancy Elliott Sydnam will read from her book, “Sideways Rain,” followed by a Q&A session and book signing. Twenty-five percent of all book sales will go to the Soldotna Library Friends. Dr. Sydnam left a 30-year medical practice in Anchorage to work as an itinerant physician in the Aleutians and the Pribilofs. In journal entries, poems and letters, “Sideways Rain” tells of her love affair with the islands — the people and the bleak, beautiful landscapes.






n AmVets Post 4 in the Red Diamond Center holds blind doubles darts every Friday evening with sign up at 6:30 p.m. Tacos are available; and burn your own steak dinner from 6 to 8 p.m every Saturday with Karaoke after dinner from 8 p.m. to midnight. n Veronica’s cafe has open mic at 6:30 p.m. Friday and live music at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. n Join Steve and Fern Holloway for Karaoke every Saturday night at the Kenai Moose Lodge. Singing starts at 9 p.m. and everyone is welcome. n An all acoustic jam takes place every Thursday. The jam is as Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna on the first Thursday of the month, and at the Kenai Senior Center during the rest of the month. Jam starts at 6:30 p.m. n Four Royal Parkers on the Kenai Spur Highway in Soldotna has live music with Bob Ramponi and the Alaska Swing Company Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m. n Odie’s Deli in Soldotna has live music Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Pub Quiz night every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. n The Studio Espresso Shop at Spur Highway and Nikiski Avenue in Nikiski hosts an open mic night on Saturdays starting at 7 p.m. Call 776-7655. n The Bow bar in Kenai has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays and live music Fridays, Saturdays at 10 p.m. n Hooligans Saloon in Soldotna has poker Tuesdays and See ART, page B-2



For Salvador By Byron Nalos, Nikiski

pulling anchors from the sea and squinting in Susitna’s breeze, anchorlines ten fathoms long snagged and gilled Leviathan, snagged in mud, or even more a pail of iron from the core like drawing buckets from a well, the leadlines over the leeward rails, pulling them north by northeast, the brackish mist, the brackish mist, the roar along the aluminum rim like horsetails on a cello string, a siren’s song that begins and ends upon the metal rim — pulling anchors from the sea the brackish drink, the brackish drink, the memory tho sweet and sour mixed with doctrines and desire mixes even, knowingly, that somehow, somewhere, you and I are fishing freshwater. Poems must include the writer’s name, phone number and address. They should be kept to no more than 300 words. Submission of a poem does not guarantee publication. Poems may be emailed to news@peninsulaclarion. com, faxed to 283-3299, delivered to the Clarion at 150 Trading Bay Road or mailed to P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611.

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This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Russell Crowe in a scene from “Noah.”

“Noah” Paramount Pictures 2 hour, 18 minutes It’s common for a certain percentage of a theater-going audience to take umbrage when Hollywood translates a true story to the big screen. Events are rearranged for dramatic intent, characters combined or simplified, ages changed to fit whatever lead actor the studio has in mind, etc. It happens in every biopic, and there are some who just cannot stand it because the story on screen is somehow less true. Now, take that idea and apply it to an ancient tale — a story that forms one of the pillars to the faith of the majority of the world’s believers, and you can imagine that such an adaptation would be fraught with peril. This is exactly what the producers of “Noah” are discovering as the faithful are standing up to complain, sometimes right in the theater — but more on that later. The irony is that it’s not so much the

R eeling It In C hris J enness particular variances from the story, and there are some, that people are complaining about, but more the feel of director Darren Aronofsky’s biblical epic. Be warned if you have yet to see “Noah,” this is not your sweet Sunday school story. This is not the tale of a kindly, white-bearded Dr. Dolittle on a boat in the rain. This is a gripping, rough, very emotional tale of terrifying loss and almost disturbing resolve. It is a movie that feels very Old Testament, in the best and worst ways. As an adaptation, the story of Noah and the ark is begging for some kind of

embellishment, if only to fill out a feature length runtime. In the Bible, the tale takes up a handful of verses, basically laying out the story you already know. Several generations down from Adam comes Noah, a righteous man from the line of Seth (the brother that Cain didn’t kill) living apart from the wicked descendents of Cain who have spread all over the Earth. God likes Noah, but doesn’t think much of the rest of humanity, who have proved very disappointing thus far. So, God decides to hit reset, wipe out all life from the face of the earth and start over with Noah, his wife, their three sons, and their wives, as well as one pair of each of the various kinds of animals from around the globe. He tells Noah to build a giant boat to ride out the coming storm and after forty days and nights of rain, plus a year or so on ship, Noah and his progeny emerge to go forth and multiply. Cue the rainbow and we’re done. See REEL, page B-2

Bonsai: the haiku of the tree world By KATHERINE ROTH Associated Press

NEW YORK — Many people have a bonsai story: a first bonsai, a struggling bonsai. And many of these stories do not end happily, at least for the bonsai. But the very best bonsai stories are about passion and beauty and transformation. “A dewdrop hanging for a split-second — that is bonsai,” said Julian Velasco, the curator of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s bonsai collection and C.V. Starr Bonsai Museum. “It’s very Zen-like. It’s awesome.” For Velasco, who nurtures over 350 bonsai trees at the botanic garden — one of the largest and oldest bonsai collections on public display outside Japan — it all started with a bonsai he purchased as a young man at a street fair in San Francisco. “Pretty quickly ... I knew it would be a lifelong path,” he said. Bonsai is horticulture, art, philosophy and even a way of life in the form of a single tree, lovingly pruned and trained to exist in a small pot so that it reflects the majesty of AP Photo/Brooklyn Botanic Garden the natural environment, he explained. “When you see the Grand Canyon or This photo shows a Malus slant style bonsai in Spring in New York. The very best Yosemite, you are taking in the emotion of bonsai stories are about passion and beauty and transformation. “A dewdrop hanging for a split-second, that is bonsai,” says Julian Velasco, curator of the Brooklyn See TREE, page B-2 Botanic Garden’s bonsai collection, one of the largest and oldest outside Japan.

‘Train’ your mind to deal with stress Bookworm Sez Lately, it seems as though everything sets your teeth on edge. The neighbors are way too noisy. Customer service … isn’t. Your in-laws are a bunch of ingrates. And your co-workers? Let’s not go there. You’re over just about everything: overworked, overloaded, and overwhelmed. But when you read “The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living” by Amit Sood, M.D., M.Sc. (c.2014, DaCapo Lifelong Books, $19.99, 320 pages), you might start to feel overall better. In today’s world, it’s nearly impossible not to feel strain. At least that’s how it seems, and it only gets worse as we “get hijacked by impulses, infatuation and fear,” the brain wants to “escape the present moment,” and the mind thinks everything’s a danger. Says Sood, we “struggle with what is,” which is the very definition of stress. Part of the reason for the struggle is

that, when you’re awake, your brain operates in one of two ways: default or focused. You’ve undoubtedly experienced both. In focused mode, you’re so immersed in the task at hand that you forget about almost everything surrounding you. In default mode, your brain wanders like an idle shopper, moseying from problem to worry to idea, spinning and projecting future scenarios. The key is to teach yourself to stay on “focused” mode and out of the “black hole” of meandering default. Part of that can be done with “attention training,” which has many facets and which “speaks to the child” in you; and by “refining interpretations,” which appeals to the adult within. Learn to pay “joyful attention,” which helps with calming and keeps your mind occupied so it doesn’t wander. Learn CRAVE, patience, and CALF when relating to others. Free your prejudices in order to “open to the world.” Accept that nothing is perfect and that there are times when See SEZ, page B-2







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A Paul Gauguin still life recovered by authorities, is displayed during a press conference in Rome, Wednesday.

Stolen Gauguin on Sicily kitchen wall By FRANCES D’EMILIO Associated Press

ROME — A Paul Gauguin still life stolen from a wealthy collector’s home in Britain decades ago has been recovered after hanging for 40 years in a Sicilian autoworker’s kitchen. The worker bought the painting along with one of lesser value by another French artist, Pierre Bonnard, for about $100 at a 1975 Italian state railway auction of unclaimed lost items, said Maj. Massimiliano Quagliarella of the paramilitary Carabinieri art theft squad. Italian authorities on Wednesday estimated the still life’s worth in a range from 10 million euros to 30 million euros ($14 million to $40 million). “The painting, showing fruit, seemed to fit in with dining room decor,” Quagliarella told The Associated Press about the now-retired autoworker’s choice of placement in his kitchen, first in Turin, then in Sicily. The painting is believed to have “traveled” on a Paristo-Turin train before it was found by railway personnel who put it in the lost-and-found depot, said Gen. Mariano Mossa. After the autoworker retired to Sicily, the man’s son, who studied architecture at university, noticed a telling detail: a dog curled up in the corner. Dogs were sometimes a signature motif for Gauguin’s work. The man’s son contacted an art expert to get an evaluation. The expert concluded the work was likely a Gauguin painting, and contacted the Carabinieri’s division dedicated to recovering stolen and trafficked art and ancient artifacts. The painting — named “Fruit on a Table with a Small Dog” — depicts two bowls brimming with brightly colored grapes, apples and other pieces of fruit.

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What Aronofsky has done is to create something quite remarkable out of this simple tale, working much harder on an emotional kind of truth than a literal one. In the film, Noah, as portrayed excellently by Russell Crowe, is a bit of grim figure, disturbed by the horrors perpetrated on the world by the Cainites and content to keep his family far apart. When disturbing visions begin to suggest that the Creator is going to punish the world for its evil, he seeks out his grandfather, the ancient Methuselah, played with remarkable restraint by Anthony Hopkins, who confirms his suspicions. From there, the story plays out much as the Biblical tale, the building of the ark (this time with the aid of some computer generated rock monsters/ fallen angels derived from an obscure passage in the Book of Enoch), the gathering of the animals, etc. — but with a few significant differences. In the Bible Noah’s sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth are already married, but here they are still too young. Shem is smitten with Ila, an adopted daughter played by Emma Watson, but Ham and young Japheth are out of luck. As Ila is unable to bear children due to a childhood injury, Noah decides to get his other two sons wives so as to ensure the survival of the species. But one trip into the hellish camps of the Cainites convinces him that wickedness is endemic to the human condition and that God means to give the world back to the animals only — that Noah and his family are meant to die out after delivering their cargo to safety. This turns Noah into a

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Thursdays starting at 5:30 p.m. and live music Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. n The Duck Inn on Kalifornsky Beach Road has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and DJ Arisen on Saturdays. n Mykel’s in Soldotna has live music Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. with Robb Justice, and Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. with Bob Ramponi. n The Duck Inn will have live music from 7 to 10 p.m. every Wednesday with Robb Justice and Trio. n Main Street Tap and Grill has Wednesday karaoke with KJ Natalia, Thursday acoustic music with Dustin and Friends and Keeley & Nelson, and live music and dancing with 9Spine Friday and Saturday.

Markets, fairs and bazaars n Spring Craft Fair at the Nikiski Community Center, April 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., vendor space is available. Call 776-8800 for more information. n The Nikiski Senior In-Home Services’ Spring Craft Bazaar and Bake Sale will be held April 11-12 from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. Booth reservations are being accepted at $10 a day (tables not provided). For more information call Laurajean at 776-7586. n An Arts & Crafts Early Spring Market will be held inside the Kenai Visitors & Cultural Center on Friday, April 18, and Saturday, April 19 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. each day. All types of Arts & Crafts will be for sale from talented local vendors. For information, call Harold at 283-1991. n A new farmers’ market in downtown Ninilchik will open May 24, Memorial Day weekend, featuring homegrown plants and veggies, a wide variety of crafts, handmade artisan sea salt and dog cart rides. It will be across from the Kenai Peninsula State Fairgrounds. Vendors are needed! For an application or information call Michelle Hogan 299-4999. Cost for a booth is $25 for the season or $5 per day.

Films n Call Orca Theaters at 262-7003 for listings and times. n Call Kambe Cinemas at 283-4554 for listings and times.

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the place as much as the visual image,” and bonsai is about that emotion, he said. It is the haiku of the tree world. Luckily for beginners, who have not yet attained a level of oneness with their new bonsai, learning to nurture a bonsai has never been easier. Expert help, once found only in Japan or China, is now more readily available at bonsai clubs and shops around the world. The American Bonsai Society lists bonsai clubs across the United States and Canada, and Bonsai Clubs International lists clubs worldwide. “Most U.S. states now have at least a couple of bonsai societies, and interest seems to be growing,” said David Bogan of Evansville, Indiana, who is on the board of the American Bonsai Society. “About 30 years ago a friend brought a bonsai for me from Hawaii, and I’ve been hooked ever since. Now my wife and I have hundreds of bonsai,” he said. “Bonsai are a long-term commitment, though, and most take at least a decade to create. Some can hardly go a day without some kind of care. It’s almost like having a pet.”

Submissions may be emailed to The deadline is 5 p.m. Mondays.

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might be unnecessary for some readers. That’s OK, though, because what comes next is worth it: Sood teaches us to “train” our minds to stress when appropriate, live with acceptance, and appreciate others. This, too, might be repetitious for readers who’ve filled up on motivational-type books like this one, though I took great delight in this particular handling of the subject. I also liked that Sood didn’t pretend this is easy, but reducing stress and lessening worry sure sounds appealing and that’s enough for me. If it is for you, too, then “The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living” is a book you can really sink your teeth into.

forgiveness isn’t required. Begin each day with thankfulness. Learn pride in work. And remember that compassion for others should extend to compassion for yourself. When an institution like the Mayo Clinic attaches its name to a book, you kind of expect it’d be totally serious stuff, right? Nope. Author Amit Sood has quite a bit of fun in this book, which certainly supports its title and its joyful cover. But first, “The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living” opens in a classroom then turns to the science of the brain, which serves as a nice reminder The Bookwork is Terri Schlibut — since bookstore shelves chenmeyer. Email her at bookare packed with brain books —





zealot, of sorts, a man driven to fulfill God’s will no matter what, even if it means resorting to murder. It’s this aspect of the story, I suspect, that’s got most people in an uproar, and I can understand. Aronofsky is trying to get at Noah’s humanity — at what it would do to a person to have to turn their back on their fellow man, no matter how terrible those men happened to be. In doing so, he’s extended his reach into other parts of the Old Testament, including most obviously the story of Abraham, and while I can understand why some people won’t appreciate it, I can forgive the director his encompassing approach. Crowe’s Noah is a force to behold and the emotional journey his character takes is a powerful one, despite how “faithful” it may or may not be to the source material. It is not the story beats, however, that I found most impressive in this film. I was fascinated by the look of the movie — Aronofsky succeeds in giving us a world that seems young. The sparse landscape, combined with a peculiar quality to the light gave the impression that this is a very different world, maybe even a stone’s throw from the Garden of Eden. The production design, a combination of bronze age with hints of early industrial, is made up of cultures from around the globe, from European, to Asian, to Middle Eastern, giving no one people a claim to history. I was blown away by Noah’s recounting of the Creation. The narration is scripture, while the images on screen are a dizzying marvel of science, tying the big bang and evolution and creation all together in one beautiful bundle. And lest you think Aronofsky is attempting to pull a fast one, suggesting God

doesn’t exist or that Noah is some kind of flawed secular humanist having a psychotic breakdown, make no mistake. There is no ambivalence in “Noah.” The Creator is real. He’s real, he’s active, and he’s pretty unhappy with the way things have been going. The scenes of wickedness in this film are truly nightmarish, and just short of warranting an R rating. It’s actually very effective, unlike, say, the revelry scene of the golden calf in “The Ten Commandments.” Comparatively, that’s just a zany party with Edward G. Robin as the king of the Mardi Gras parade. As well, the images in “Noah” of the last remaining humans clinging to the rocks as the flood waters take them below was haunting to say the least. In truth, it’s not in the liberties Aronofsky takes that “Noah” runs into problems. It’s in the conventional blockbuster elements of the story. Much of the computer animation is good in a broad sense, but when it comes to the animals, it’s a little dismal. The fallen angels, or Watchers, are overused, going from interesting mysteries to rejects from “The Lord of the Rings” after a while. The scenes of them hauling lumber up to help build the ark has the effect of making them less ... angelic, somehow. And finally, as any good historical/fantastical epic must, there is a major battle scene, culminating in hand-to-hand combat between the big, bad Tubal-Cain, and Noah. I see the point of inserting a villain, but in this film it’s overdone and mostly unnecessary, adding needless distraction to an already fraught climax. Known for smaller, tightly wound emotional dramas, Darren Aronofsky has managed to make a tightly wound emotional drama out of the biggest

story of them all. Though it gets away from him at times, the director mostly manages to hold it together and creates something remarkable, if not always entirely enjoyable. Grade: B One final thought that I alluded to early on. The most disturbing thing that happened at the showing of “Noah” that I went to was right at the end. As soon as the film concluded, just as the credits were rolling, an earnest young man bounded down to the front of the auditorium and began to preach about the evils of Hollywood and how everything we’d just watched was somehow wrong. At least I’m assuming that’s what he talked about, because my wife and I and our friends, among others, made a hurried exit. It’s hard to describe how inappropriate that was. Hijacking an audience in that way to espouse a particular opposing viewpoint is obnoxious, but it can be argued that we’d already paid to see one viewpoint, why not give us two for the price of one? That’s not what happened, however. What that young man did, instead, was to give many people in that room, myself included, a momentary stab of panic, evoking terrible memories of other radicals in movie theaters and the horror that followed. I’m sure that was not his intention, but if he, or any members of his congregation are reading this, I’d ask that they reserve that particular brand of film criticism for the parking lot or the hall, like the rest of us do. “Noah” is rated PG-13 for some very disturbing scenes, including bloody violence and some brief scenes of sensuality.

Bonsai, Japanese for “planted in a tray,” originated in China in around 200 A.D., and the art spread several hundred years later to Japan. The art of bonsai was introduced to the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and at least one of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden bonsais is over 200 years old. Although Velasco said the ultimate goal is to “open your heart to the tree,” he has a few more practical tips for novices. The first is to choose a variety of tree suited to your environment. Bonsai are trees or shrubs, and most varieties should be grown outside, where they require a period of dormancy in winter. For most people, however, who want to grow their bonsai indoors or keep them outdoors only in warmer months, tropical varieties like the ficus or Australian brush cherry, with its interesting flower and bark, are good choices. Both are sturdy enough to endure a few beginners’ mistakes, do well indoors and can be kept outside so long as temperatures are above 60 degrees. Another good option, particularly for people with access to an outdoor growing space, is Chinese elm, which is adaptable and can also be grown indoors. The next step along the con-

tinuum of hardiness is junipers, particularly Chinese and procumbens varieties. Small varieties of azaleas, which are sturdy with nice leaves and flowers, are also popular among bonsai enthusiasts, Velasco said. Outdoor bonsai are delicate, however, and need to be protected once temperatures reach 20 degrees and colder. “Most people will bury just the pot part of the bonsai in soil and mulch up against a house or fence to protect it from drying winds. Burying the pot evens out the temperature for the roots so there are no sudden drops or super hard freezes,” Velasco said. Another strategy is burying just the pot part of the bonsai under a bench in the winter, and covering the bench with some clear plastic. In addition to selecting the right variety, beginners need to understand bonsai stress and watering, Velasco said. “A lot of times people bring home a bonsai and it drops its leaves and looks unwell. It’s just stressed out. It needs time to adjust, and a little patience,” he explained.

“Monitor the water very carefully. Without leaves it won’t need as much water. Hold off on water until the soil dries out. And little by little, when you hold off on water, buds will start to appear. And as that starts to happen, the need for water will start to increase.” Many bonsai growers keep the tip of a chopstick deep in the soil toward the back of the pot as a moisture gauge. “If the chopstick is moist you don’t need to water. But you never want the roots in the pot to get completely dry. Water it only when it’s almost dry,” Velasco said. Water from the top down and make sure the water drains out the bottom of the pot. As for pruning, allow the tree to grow five to seven leaves before pruning it back by about two leaves of the new growth, Velasco said. “Only prune what’s actively growing. Trees need to grow to be happy and healthy,” he said. “If you’re on top of your game, the tree will repay you by being healthy and beautiful. Just try to appreciate what the bonsai is trying to express to you.”

Chris Jenness is a freelance graphic designer, artist and movie buff who lives in Nikiski.





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Apartments, Unfurnished REDOUBT VIEW Soldotna’s best value! Quiet, freshly painted, close to schools. 1-Bedroom from $625. 2-Bedroom from $725. 3-Bedroom, 2-bath, from $825. No pets. (907)262-4359. SOLDOTNA 2-bedroom, No Smoking/ No pets. $875./ plus electric. (907)252-7242.


Building Supplies Kenaitze Indian Tribe

is accepting offers for 25,000 board feet of 110 year old Fir wood, in varying condition and value, reclaimed from the old Homer Cannery Warehouse. The entire amount will be sold, as is, to the highest offeror. The buyer is responsible for all costs to pick up the wood from its location in Kenai within 30 days of purchase. Offers will be accepted through April 9 at 5:00pm, contact Natalie Wolfe at 907-335-7206.

Retail/Commercial Space PRIME KENAI RETAIL/ OFFICE SPACE 1,832SqFt to 20,000SqFt. Rates start @ $.50SqFt. Call Carr Gottstein Properties, (907)564-2424 or visit


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DOWNTOWN Soldotna on the river. 2-bedroom, 1-bath, Seasonal/ Permanent, furnished/ unfurnished, NO pets/ NO smoking. Credit/ background checks. $795., (907)252-7110 EFFICIENCY 1-Person basement unit Downtown Kenai, quiet, adult building. No smoking/ pets, $550. including tax/ utilities. Security deposit/ lease. (907)283-3551. EFFICIENCY APT. $450./ month. Includes Electric Call for appointment, (907)260-2092. Mile 118 Clam Gulch, Ocean View. EXCELLENT OCEAN VIEW! Bay Arm Apartments, Kenai. Accepting applications for 1 & 2 bedroom apartments, utilities included. $25. nonrefundable application fee. No pets. (907)283-4405.

THREE-Bedroom, 2-bath, 2 large walk-inclosets, 1352 inside living space, crawl space, 1.5 car garage, fenced back yard, front and back decks. Asphalt DW & neighborhood roads. Large space next to garage for boat or RV. Back yard fully sunned, perfect for greenhouse. Just shy of 1/2 acre. Excellent water. 2 blocks down from K-Beach. New in 2010 natural gas furnace, all new in 2010 appliances included (DW, oven, microwave, frig, washer & dryer). Master bath renovated w/walk-in tile shower; beautiful easy to maintain high-end vinyl flooring throughout. Custom vertical blinds in living room and kitchen, and window coverings. Also included is 55-inch Samsung Plasma TV and 3-speaker Bose surround system; 8 camera security system; outside shed w/Honda lawn mower & weed trimmer. $1500 paint and wallpaper credit provided. Broker courtesy 2.5%. TWO ways to buy - Straight purchase $207K or ASSUME low balance with $880 monthly payments for $70,000 up front cash. (No realtor or credit check is required for the assumption) MLS 14-560 and Please call 398-8161; 24 hr notice requested for viewing. Owner financing not available.


KENAI 1-Bedroom, furnished, heat, cable included. No pets. $675. month. (907)283-5203, (907)398-1642.

Cats FREE TO A GOOD HOME Older female cat, spayed, very loving, will go outside. Grandkids are allergic so she must find a new home. (907)398-4647



Pawsitive training for all dogs & puppies. Agility, Conformation, Obedience, Privates & Rally. (907)335-2552

Services Appliance Repair Auction Services Automotive Repair Builders/Contractors Cabinetry/Counters Carpentry/Odd Jobs Charter Services Child Care Needed Child Care Provided Cleaning Services Commercial Fishing Education/Instruction Excavating/Backhoe Financial Fishing Guide Services Health Home Health Care Household Cleaning Services House-sitting Internet Lawn Care & Landscaping Masonry Services Miscellaneous Services Mortgages Lenders Painting/Roofing Plumbing/Heating/ Electric Satellite TV Services Snow Removal Tax Services Travel Services Tree Services Veterinary Water Delivery Well Drilling

Education/ Instruction RESIDENTIAL CONTRACTORS Test Prep Course. Wisdom & Associates, Inc. (907)283-0629.

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Homes 3-BEDROOM HOUSE Furnished, Seasonal 4370 Eagle Rock Drive Kenai Spur (907)469-0665 BEAUTIFUL 1-Bedroom home, large kitchen/ bath on 5 acres. Walk to beach, Happy Valley area. $750. month plus deposit. (907)399-2992

3-Bedroom 2-bath 2-car garage. Beautiful cedar sided home in very quite paved neighborhood on a corner lot with 1.37 acres. All one floor with no steps! All doors are extra wide. Paved driveway and parking area. Excellently maintained. Ideal open floor plan with open kitchen. In floor heat throughout. Vaulted ceilings and a gas fireplace. Large master bedroom with walk in closet and sliding glass door leading to the back deck with lots of privacy (perfect for a hot tub). Each room has its own thermostat and this house is very energy efficient. Well maintained large front and back lawn with lilac trees and rose bushes. Top of the line water filtration system that has eliminated all iron! Garage is 601Sq.Ft. Asking $269,000. (907)283-5747

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NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND SALE 2203840 NAMING TRUSTEE: FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO SOUTHCENTRAL TITLE AGENCY TRUSTORS: SARAH E. ROBINSON, an unmarried person, and SARAH E. OTT and JASON OTT, each as to their respective interests as it may appear of record BENEFICIARY: AURORA S, LLC OWNERS OF RECORD: SARAH E. ROBINSON, an unmarried person, and SARAH E. OTT and JASON OTT, each as to their respective interests as it may appear of record Said Deed of Trust, including the terms and provisions thereof, was executed on September 5, 2003, by GAIL M. LIMBAUGH MOORE, an unmarried person, as Trustor, for the benefit of HUGH S. CHUMLEY and LINDA G. CHUMLEY , husband and wife, as Beneficiaries, and recorded on September 8, 2003, Serial No. 003-011402-0, Kenai Recording District, Third Judicial District, State of Alaska. Said Deed of Trust has been assigned by the Beneficiary of record, HUGH R. CHUMLEY and LINDA G. CHUMLEY, husband and wife, to AURORA S LLC, by ASSIGNMENT OF DEED OF TRUST, recorded on the 14th day of September, 2005, Serial No. 2005-008957-0, Kenai Recording District, Third Judicial District, State of Alaska. The Deed of Trust, including the terms and provisions thereof, has been assumed by ALEXANDER D. ROBINSON and SARAH E. ROBINSON , by ASSUMPTION AND RELEASE AGREEMENT, including the terms and conditions thereof, recorded on November 21, 2005, Serial No. 2005-011442-0, Kenai Recording District Third, Judicial District, State of Alaska. Said documents having been recorded in the Kenai Recording District, Third Judicial District, State of Alaska, describing: LOT ONE (1), MCFARLAND SUBDIVISION OF TRACT H, according to K-866, Kenai Recording District, Third Judicial District, State of Alaska.0 The physical address of the real property described above is 38090 Monica Street, Sterling, Alaska 99672. The undersigned, being the original, or properly substituted Trustee hereby gives notice that a breach of the obligations under the Deed of Trust has occurred in that the Trustors have failed to satisfy the indebtedness secured thereby: FORTY-FIVE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED FOUR AND 56/100TH DOLLARS ($45,504.56), plus interest, late charges, costs, attorney fees and other foreclosure costs actually incurred, and any future advances thereunder. Said default may be cured and the sale terminated upon payment of the sum of default plus interest, late charges, costs, attorney fees and other foreclosure costs actually incurred, and any future advances thereunder, prior to the sale date. If Notice of Default has been recorded two or more times previously and default has been cured, the trustee may elect to refuse payment and continue the sale. Upon demand of the Beneficiary, the Trustee elects to sell the above-described property, with proceeds to be applied to the total indebtedness secured thereby. Said sale shall be held at public auction at the ALASKA COURT SYSTEM BUILDING, 125 TRADING BAY DR., #100, KENAI, ALASKA, on the 20th day of May, 2014, said sale shall commence at 11:30 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, in conjunction with such other sales that the Trustee or its attorney may conduct. DATED this 13th day of February, 2014. FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE AGENCY

AGENDA Kenai Peninsula Borough Road Service Area Board April 8, 2014 Assembly Chambers, Kenai Peninsula Borough 144 N. Binkley Street, Soldotna, AK 99669 Call to Order Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m. ITEM B: Roll Call and Establishment of Quorum ITEM C: Approval of Agenda ITEM D: Approval of Minutes: March 4, 2014 Road Service Area (RSA) Board Meeting ITEM E. Correspondence ITEM F: Public Comments and Presentation for items not on the agenda (limit 5 minutes per person): ITEM G: Public Hearings: G.1. Action Items: A. Voznesenka Loop Exception Request to Road Construction Standards B. Klondike Avenue Decertification G.2. Resolutions: A. RSA Resolution 2014-04 Recommending Summer and Winter Road Maintenance Contract Extensions ITEM H: Other: H.1 New Items: A. Reschedule October 7, 2014 board meeting H.2 Board Requests: A. Paved Road Maintenance Policy ITEM I: RSA Director Report: 1. RSA Equipment: Condition, Service and Usage 2. Financial Report 3. Right of Way Regulation 4. Capital Improvement Project Update ITEM J: Board & Staff Comments: ITEM K: Notice of Next Meeting: May 13, 2014, at 7:00 P.M., Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Chambers, 144 N. Binkley, Soldotna, AK 99669 ITEM L: Adjournment

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Readers weigh in on pros and cons of only childhood DEAR ABBY: “Maybe Only One in Georgia” (Jan. 7), who asked whether she should have a second child, needs to understand there are no guarantees. Her 5-year-old could end up hating her younger sibling, or adoring her. Parents create a child because they want to share their union with a new life. Each child is unique and represents a life commitment, not just 18 years of hard work. I am the youngest of four, the “surprise” baby boy when my parents were in their 40s. I loved them and they never made me feel unwanted. I adore my older sister. We were always close despite the eight-year age difference. My two brothers are very different than I am, and we don’t have much to do with one another. “Maybe” should not produce another child to be a playmate to the one they have. It should be done only if they’re financially, emotionally and spiritually willing and capable of rearing another person. If not, they should enjoy the extra time, money and energy they’ll have, and perhaps give a needy dog or cat a home. — YOUNGEST CHILD IN SAVANNAH DEAR YOUNGEST CHILD: I told “Maybe” I couldn’t decide this for her, but would open up the question to my readers. And they sure had some comments! Here are a few: DEAR ABBY: My advice is DON’T! I have two

sons, 27 and 31. They hardly know each other and have no interest in what the other is doing. It breaks my heart, as they are the only close blood relatives they have. I didn’t have the younger one so the older would have company. I wanted another baby. I was 29, but wouldn’t consider it at “Maybe’s” age (38). How long does she think Abigail Van Buren she can run that fast? — MITZI IN DAYTON DEAR ABBY: Most only children I know are spoiled and used to getting their own way, largely because they haven’t had to share. My husband is from a large family and they are all close, even with a 20-year age span. We recently dealt with issues related to elderly parents, and trust me, I was so thankful to have the help of my siblings. I feel it is unfair to raise a child alone if you’re able to add to the family unit. — GRATEFUL MOM DEAR ABBY: I am a happy only child. I was raised by kind people. I have a positive self-image, was a selfreliant kid and am a confident, productive adult.


GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHHYou are all smiles when dealing with a difficult partner. Realize that you could be making the situation even more difficult. Understand your limits when it comes to handling this person. The only way to win a control game is not to play. Tonight: Start the weekend early. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HH Play it low-key, and don’t accept any more responsibility than you need to. If someone wants to take on more responsibility, let him or her do it! Otherwise, if you can, do some delegating. You need some free time for yourself. Tonight: Take a long-overdue nap. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHYou might want to try a different approach to the same end. Brainstorm with a friend before deciding. Listen to your sixth sense with a personal matter. Think positively. Know what you want to strive for with this bond. Tonight: Whatever knocks your socks off. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHH You could feel pressured to change pace and do something in a totally unique way. You have an unusual amount of imagination. When you mix that with your practical side, it is a winning combination. Remain open to others’ ideas. Tonight: Out till the wee hours. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH You might want to think before you leap into action. There are so many options in front of you, so you should check out which destination or goal intrigues you the most. A family member could try to push you in a certain direction. The choice is yours. Tonight: Opt for togetherness.

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As a parent, I had a lot to learn. My husband, one of four siblings, reassured me that the quarreling and jealousy among our three was normal. They learned to fight and stick up for themselves — something I had to master later. As a child, I wondered what it would be like to have a brother or sister, but my imaginary friends were good company. When my aging parents were ailing, it might have been nice to have a sibling to share that with, but my husband was ample support. “Onlies” can be very peaceful people. Most of us prefer to cooperate rather than compete. As kids, we’re the center of the universe and responsible for everything. That sense of responsibility carries over into adulthood. — ANNE IN ILLINOIS DEAR ABBY: Have that second child if fate wills it. Your life will be richer for it. Your daughter will appreciate having a sibling, and you will wonder how you ever imagined life without him/her. I was 6 when my sister was born. Yes, we went to different schools and had different friends. But we shared a bedroom as we matured and had many memorable times we still talk about today. There is no age barrier as time passes, and really, that gap closes earlier than you would think. — BIG SIS IN FLORIDA

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Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Taurus if born before 7:48 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Gemini. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, April 3, 2014: This year you will open up to better communication. You will touch base with various people to confront their need for control. As a result, you will learn how to deal with people like this. If you are single, you will meet someone out and about while socializing. In fact, you will be presented with several potential suitors. Follow your heart. If you are attached, understand that the two of you won’t always agree. Emphasize the positives, and make more time for each other. The period after spring will draw in much happiness. GEMINI smiles often, but don’t deceive yourself — much more is going on with this sign than you think. 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 You might have decided to stay mum about a certain subject, but today you might completely reverse your decision. Pressure is likely to build. An adjustment needs to be made, especially if the situation involves a work-related matter. Tonight: Hang with your friends. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHH You’ll want to manage your finances a certain way, but a loved one seems to have a very different idea about what is acceptable. You could find yourself in a very difficult situation. Others unintentionally might add to the confusion. Tonight: Have an important talk.


SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH Little goes on that you aren’t aware of, and you also are able to read between the lines. However, you might decide not to allow someone else to know just how aware you are. Holding back will let you see what this person will reveal naturally. Tonight: Visit with a friend. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH You use your ingenuity a lot, as this ability is one of the foundations of your success. Reach into your bag of tricks, but know that there could be a backfire. The costs might be high. Hold out, if you can, and you might see another path. Tonight: Your treat. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHH Be careful with how much you protest verbally or through your actions. Inadvertently, you could corner yourself into a decision that you do not want to make. Work on being more laissez faire. In the long run, it could add to your success. Tonight: Add spice to your day. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHHH You have a way about you that attracts many different people and opinions. Choose to take a step back and spend some time alone to assess the possibilities. Finding your center, rather than being so driven, might be a more powerful course for you. Tonight: Out and about. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH You often speak your mind and open up discussions. Unfortunately, this approach could have others closing down right now. You might find that saying little will spark a brainstorming session and bring the most diverse ideas forward. Tonight: Order in.

Hot is not the way to flow Dear Heloise: I’ve read in your column several times to not use hot water to flush the garbage disposal after running it. I often do it with hot water because I am multitasking and rinsing the sponge or hand-washing a pan right after the disposal runs. What is the reason for not using hot water? — Debra M., via email Generally, you want to use cold water when running food down the garbage disposal. If what you are grinding has grease or fat, using hot water will simply “liquefy” it, and then it will become a solid piece further down the plumbing. Doing this over and over can cause a BIG plumbing problem later on. Trust me, I learned this from my husband, David (a retired plumbing and heating contractor), when he built our home. — Heloise Shower-curtain rings Dear Heloise: I use the inexpensive shower-curtain rings to hang things all over the house. I hang my mops, brooms and gardening tools. I also use them in my sewing room for rulers, tape measures and scissors. They work great to hang scarves on a hanger, or ribbon or necklaces. The possibilities are endless. — Valerie in North Little Rock, Ark. Hot air helps Dear Heloise: Thought I would take a minute to contribute what I know about removing stuck-on shelf paper. Just use an ordinary hair blow-dryer. Heat up the paper with the airflow set on “hot.” It will soften right away. Lift an edge with your finger or a scraper and pull. It will come right off until it cools down again, at which time one can simply reapply the hot air. — N.B., via email


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