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TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014 Soldotna-Kenai, Alaska
Vol. 44, Issue 161
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Rio Tinto to give away Pebble shares Company to donate shares in mine to Alaska charitable organizations By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press
JUNEAU — A major shareholder of a company behind a contentious Alaska mine project on Monday announced it was giving its shares away to two Alaska charitable organizations, at least one of which belongs to a larger group that has come out publicly against the project. London-based mining company Rio Tinto announced plans to give its $16 million worth of shares in Northern Dy-
nasty Minerals Ltd. to the Alaska Community Foundation and the Bristol Bay Native Corp. Education Foundation. “By giving our shares to two respected Alaskan charities, we are ensuring that Alaskans will have a say in Pebble’s future development and that any economic benefit supports Alaska’s ability to attract investment that creates jobs,” Rio Tinto chief executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques said in a statement posted on the company’s website. “This gift provides an example of
what open discussion and relationship building between stakeholders with differing views can accomplish. However, (Bristol Bay Native Corp.’s) opposition to the proposed Pebble mine has not changed,” Bristol Bay Native Corp. President Jason Metrokin said in a statement. The Pebble Mine project — a massive gold-and-copper prospect near the headwaters of a world-premier salmon fishery in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region — has faced a series of setbacks by
those worried about its environmental repercussions. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in February announced it was taking the first steps toward restricting or even prohibiting development of a mine in that area of Alaska, but stressed that no final decision has been made. While the rarely used EPA process is underway, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cannot approve a permit for the proposed Pebble Mine project.
Panel unveils state capital budget
In the news Alaska officials revise oil production estimates
JUNEAU (AP) — The state Revenue Department is forecasting higher oil production than previously expected, though the overall, long-term trend is still one of decline. North Slope production for this year is now forecast at 521,800 barrels per day, up from the 508,200 barrels per day forecast in December, which Deputy Revenue Commissioner Bruce Tangeman called a “banner headline.” The spring forecast, released Monday, anticipates a dip to about 496,000 barrels per day in fiscal year 2015, which Tangeman said accounts for what is expected to be an active summer maintenance season in line with the projected new industry investments. The forecast calls for increased North Slope oil production over what was forecast last fall from 2016 to 2023, though the overall trend would still be one of decline, with North Slope production of about 315,000 barrels per day by 2023. Tangeman said the department has greater confidence in the near-term numbers than those in the outlying years. He said the methodology now used for the forecast is more conservative, meant to provide a more reliable tool around which to plan state spending. While he said the department recognizes the upside potential for more oil in the future, it is not yet banking on it for the purpose of this forecast.
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By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press
JUNEAU — The Senate Finance Committee unveiled a $1.9 billion capital budget Monday, which co-chair Kevin Meyer said was in keeping with the goal of a smaller state infrastructure budget. One of Meyer’s other goals was to have the state finish projects it has started and to maintain Alaska’s existing infrastructure. To that end, the bill includes $37.5 million to finish the state library, archives Photo by Will Morrow/Peninsula Clarion and museum building in downtown Juneau and $45.6 million to complete the engineering A City of Soldotna street sweeper works along Binkley Street Monday afternoon. While area maintenance crews are out building at the University of cleaning up what’s left of this winter’s road sand, forecasters are calling for a chance of snow today. Alaska Anchorage campus. The bill keeps at $10 million funding for the engineering building at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, include up to $5 million from outside sources, such as naming rights for the building. Meyer, R-Anchorage, said By KAYLEE OSOWSKI he was persuaded by university The location fits the comofficials and co-chair Pete KelPeninsula Clarion pany’s needs, he said. ly, R-Fairbanks, that a greater “It had all the components need for UAF at this point was Months of renovations and of a safe harbor for small to a new power plant to provide $2 million later, PRL Logistics medium vessels coming out of energy for the campus. Meyer Inc. CEO Ron Hyde said he ex- Cook Inlet and being able to said he expected that issue to be pects to be open for business in hide out from the weather and addressed in part in an updated being able to load and unload Kenai in about a month. version of the capital budget, “As we’ve continued to in a protected fashion,” he said. expected later this week. Along watch Cook Inlet and seeing “It also now offers a road to the with that, he expected intent this surge in activity, it just re- facility from the main highways language that there either be a ally made sense to start making in Alaska. Our plans are also to power surcharge, so students unplans to support work down install two heliports, so there derstand the need to close doors here for many of our same cli- will be helicopter access here or windows to keep heat from from industry in the inlet.” ents,” Hyde said. escaping, or a tuition increase. Hyde expects to employ Hyde, who began AnchorSenate Finance earlier this age-based PRL in 2002, said about 10 direct-hire logistics Photo by Kaylee Osowski/Peninsula Clarion month proposed legislation to he searched for a Kenai loca- professionals, project managers tion for almost three years be- and field personnel at the Kenai Ron Hyde, CEO of PRL Logistics Inc. stands with wife Suzy raise the borrowing limit of the fore deciding on a more than branch as well as subcontract Hyde in front of a map that was found during the company’s Alaska Municipal Bond Bank 100-year-old cannery at Kenai about two dozen businesses for renovation of a Kenai Landing cannery. Hyde expects to begin to help the University of Alaska Landing. See NEW, page A-7 operating out of the new Kenai branch in about a month. See BUDGET, page A-7
New life for 100-year-old cannery
Logistics company renovates Kenai building for industry support
Heroin found during Soldotna man’s jail booking By DAN BALMER Peninsula Clarion
While checking in a Soldotna man following his arrest for possession of heroin, Wildwood Pretrial Facility staff discovered more of the drug hidden in one of his socks. Kenai police arrested Phillip Duane Newsome, 25, during a traffic stop at approximately 10:56 p.m. March 27 on the Kenai Spur Highway. Kenai police officer Sarah
Herrin and Sgt. Jay Sjogren discovered Newsome, the passenger of the vehicle, was on probation and called his probation officer, according to the police affidavit. Kenai probation officer Alicia Tarries requested a search of Newsome and found in his possession were “two-dime baggies containing a brown tar-like substance” inside a package of cigarettes, according to the report. Newsome was riding in a
tan 1984 Olds Cutlass traveling eastbound near South Spruce Street. Police stopped the vehicle for having a broken headlight, according to the report. Sjogren transported Newsome to Wildwood on the charge of misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fourth-degree. During the remand process, staff at Wildwood found two small pieces of heroin, wrapped in a sandwich bag which was hidden in one of Newsome’s socks, while he C
turned in his clothing, according to the affidavit. A charge of promoting contraband in the first-degree was added to his arresting offence. Sjogren conducted a field test of the suspected heroin from the initial contact and from what the correctional staff found and both tests were presumptive positive for heroin, according to the report. On Friday, a Kenai Grand Jury indicted Newsome on one count of misconduct involving
a controlled substance in the fourth-degree and one count of promoting contraband in the first-degree. Both are class C Felonies, which carry a maximum of five years in prison and a fine up to $50,000. His latest arrest resulted in his third parole violation. According to court records, Newsome is on a five-year probation for a 2009 felony conviction for misconduct of a controlled substance. In 2012, Newsome also See HEROIN, page A-7
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24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. Trace Month to date ........................... Trace Normal month to date ............. 0.12" Year to date .............................. 2.63" Normal year to date ................. 2.60" Record today ................. 0.50" (1963) Record for April ............ 2.21" (1955) Record for year ............ 27.09" (1963) Snowfall 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. Trace Month to date ........................... Trace Season to date ......................... 42.2"
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Alaska to sue for Izembek road By DAN JOLING Associated Press
ANCHORAGE — The state of Alaska announced Monday it will sue the federal government to open a road through a national wildlife refuge so that residents of a village will have improved access for emergency flights at an all-weather airport. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in December rejected a proposed land swap that would have allowed a one-lane gravel road through Izembek (EYE’zem-bek) National Wildlife Refuge to connect King Cove with Cold Bay, two communities at the tip of the Alaska Peninsula near the start of the Aleutian Chain. The road is proposed for an isthmus along the 150-square-
mile Izembek Lagoon, home to world’s largest known bed of eelgrass, which provides fodder to migratory waterfowl — such as Pacific brant and endangered Steller’s eiders — as they head south for the winter. The road would connect King Cove, a village of about 1,000, where strong winds and nasty weather often make flying dangerous, to Cold Bay, a former military facility with Alaska’s third-longest runway. Gov. Sean Parnell said the federal government’s failure to approve a road was “unconscionable.” “In just the last several weeks, serious health-related evacuations have shown just how critical a road for medical evacuations is for residents,” Parnell said in a prepared statement.
The grounds for the lawsuit, Parnell said, would be the Mining Act of 1866, which grants rights of ways based on historic use. Environmental groups strongly oppose an Izembek road for the precedent it would set in refuges and for damage it would create in what’s acknowledged as world-class migratory bird habitat. Jewell in December noted that the proposed land swap would be an acreage gain for the federal government. In exchange for 206 acres in Izembek and 1,600 acres in a refuge south of Kodiak, the federal government would receive 43,093 acres of state land and 13,300 acres of private land. However, she agreed with a U.S. Fish and Wildlife analysis
that concluded that more was not better. The exchange could not compensate for the unique values of existing refuge lands or the anticipated effects a road on the refuge, she said. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, RAlaska, has portrayed the issues as a birds-versus-people fight and has vowed to take all steps necessary to reverse the decision. Congress in 1997 addressed the King Cove transportation issue with a $37.5 million appropriation for water access to Cold Bay that included a $9 million hovercraft. The Aleutians East Borough took the vessel out of service after deciding it was unreliable and too expensive to operate. Noticed of intent to sue is required 180 days before the lawsuit can be filed.
Troopers respond to report of dead pets, find none FAIRBANKS (AP) — Alaska State Troopers responding to social media reports have found no indication that anyone dumped pet carcasses in Fairbanks trash collecting sites. Troopers investigated after a report on a classified advertisements website said skinned, decapitated remains of house pets were found at waste transfer sites, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.
The Fairbanks North Star Borough operates waste transfer stations around the borough that allow residents to dump garbage into metal bins trucked to the Fairbanks landfill. One report said an observer claimed to have seen the skinned carcass of a small dog. The report also said a bin at another transfer site contained seven to 10 dogs, cats and ferrets. That was enough to prompt
Ipsen said. The descriptions of the carcasses was consistent with those of trapped animals, she said, in which the head or paws removed. “At this point, we don’t think there’s any illegal activity,” Ipsen said. Anyone with firsthand information should call, she said. “Go ahead and give us a call ... so we can get to the root of it,” Ipsen said.
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a trooper to check out the sites. The trooper found carcasses of a wolf and a caribou, said troopers spokeswoman Beth Ipsen, but no domestic animals. Troopers took no calls from eyewitnesses, Ipsen said, only people relaying the social media report. The person posting the report of pet carcasses may have seen legally harvested game animals such as fox, ermine or wolves,
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The Clarion question for last week was:
Do you think the Legislature will complete its work by Easter Sunday?
Oil Prices Friday’s prices North Slope crude: $106.49, up from $105.70 on Thursday West Texas Int.: $101.14, up from $100.29 on Thursday
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Peninsula Clarion, Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Obituary Catherine E. Atkinson
Kenai Middle School orientation scheduled
Lifelong Alaskan and Kasilof resident Catherine E. Atkinson, 72, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Keen Eye Care Assisted Living in Soldotna. Mass of resurrection will be at noon Friday, April 11, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 222 W. Redoubt Ave., Soldotna. A rosary will be recited at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the church. A reception will follow the Mass at O’Neill Hall. Her ashes will be laid to rest in Spruce Grove Memorial Park Cemetery in Kasilof at a later date. Catherine was born Feb. 12, 1942 in Kotlik. She had lived in Anchorage before moving to Kasilof. She retired in 19992000. Catherine was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. “She loved fishing a lot with friends and family and traveling with her husband during the winters and camping in the summers. She was always sweet and caring,” her husband said. Catherine was preceded in death by her 7-year-old son, Thomas Ray, and stepson, Dean Jr. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Lloyd Dean Atkinson of Kasilof; daughter, Rosemarie Ray of Anchorage; granddaughter and husband, Cherise and Daryl Armstrong; great-grandchildren, Desmond and Ava Marie Armstrong, all of Ninilchik; grandson, Trevor Ray of Kenai; stepdaughter, Kathy Atkinson; stepson, Duff Pfaner; step-grandchildren, Hillary and Christopher Pfaner, all of Anchorage; and her sister, Anna Cramer, of Anchorage. Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai. Please visit her online guestbook at www.alaskanfuneral.com.
Kenai Middle School Orientation and Activity Night will be Monday, April 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Parents of all incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students on the Peninsula are invited. A free barbecue will take place from 5:30-6:00 p.m. Parent orientation and classroom visitations will be from 6:007:30 p.m. Student activities are from 6:00-7:30 p.m. For more information call Kenai Middle School at 283-1700.
Ice, snow make for miserable day in Fairbanks FAIRBANKS (AP) — A spring snowstorm created dangerous driving conditions Monday in Fairbanks. Alaska State Troopers reported about a dozen cars went into ditches or were involved in fender benders. No injuries were reported. Troopers Sgt. Brian Wassman tells the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner that the driving conditions were “miserable.” Snow fell Sunday and immediately melted after making contact with the pavement. But the wet streets froze overnight, creating slick driving conditions Monday. The National Weather Service says the snow will continue through Tuesday morning. Another 3 to 5 inches of snow is expected to fall, with the heaviest snowfall expected east of Eielson Air Force Base.
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The Peninsula Clarion strives to report the deaths of all current and former Peninsula residents. Notices should be received within three months of the death. We offer two types of death reports: Pending service/Death notices: Brief notices listing full name, age, date and place of death; and time, date and place of service. These are published at no charge. Obituaries: The Clarion charges a fee to publish obituaries. Obituaries are prepared by families, funeral homes, crematoriums, and are edited by our staff according to newspaper guidelines. Obituaries up to 300 words are charged $50, which includes a one-year online guest book memoriam to on Legacy.com. Obituaries up to 500 words are charged $100, which also includes the one-year online guest book memoriam. Tax is not included. All charges include publication of a black and white photo. Obituaries outside these guidelines are handled by the Clarion advertising department. How to submit: Funeral homes and crematoriums routinely submit completed obituaries to the newspaper. Obituaries may also be submitted directly to the Clarion, online at www.peninsulaclarion.com, or by mail to: Peninsula Clarion, P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, Alaska, 99611. Pre-payment must accompany all submissions not already handled by a funeral home or crematorium. Deadlines: Submissions for Tuesday – Friday editions must be received by 2 p.m. the previous day. Submissions for Sunday and Monday editions must be received by 3 p.m. Friday. We do not process obituaries on Saturdays or Sundays unless submitted by funeral homes or crematoriums. Obituaries are placed on a space-available basis, prioritized by dates of local services. Copyright: All death notices and obituaries become property of the Clarion and may not be republished in any format. For more information, call the Clarion at 907-283-7551.
Take a break for fashion show
p.m. on Mondays at the Kenaitze Indian Tribe’s Tribal Justice Circle room (administration office) in Kenai. Yugtun Circle: Basic Conversation meets from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Fridays in room 159 at KRC. Ahtna Kenaege’: Basic Conversation and Beading Activity meets from 4-6 p.m. on Mondays in room 159 at KRC. For more information regarding any of these events, please contact Sondra Shaginoff-Stuart, KPC rural and native student services coordinator, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 262-0213.
Black bear baiting applications available
A meeting to learn more about foster care and adoption on the Kenai Peninsula will be held Wednesday, April 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 145 Main St. Loop in Kenai. The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Office of Children’s Services, offers monthly Resource Family Orientations to give interested individuals a brief overview of the state’s foster care and adoption programs and process. For more info, call Tonja Whitney or Michelle Partridge at 907-283-3136.
The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is offering opportunities for individuals to participate in black bear baiting. The application process to obtain a black bear baiting permit for 2014 will be the same as 2013. A random drawing will be used to determine the order in which bait areas will be selected. In order to participate in the random drawing, permit applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on April 11. At 10:00 a.m. on April 12, the random drawing will commence. You must be present when your name is drawn. Bait areas will be chosen and permits issued in the order drawn. After the drawing, all remaining sites will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Any applicants not present when drawn may select from these available sites. Black bear baiting permits are issued for exclusive onesquare mile areas within that portion of the Refuge open to black bear baiting. These permits are issued for the harvest of only black bear over bait. All bait stations, whether on or off the Refuge, must be registered with Alaska Department of Fish and Game. All hunters must have a valid Alaska hunting license and have completed a State of Alaska approved bear baiting clinic in order to get a Refuge bear baiting permit. Additionally, archers wishing to take a black bear over bait on the Refuge must have completed a State of Alaska approved bow hunter education course. The signed application must be returned via fax, mail, or in person during the application period. Blank applications are available at Refuge Headquarters, on Ski Hill Road, or can be downloaded online at http://1.usa.gov/WiAIPi. The gate to the Visitor Center Parking lot will open at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday and no camping or overnight stays are allowed. If you have any questions, please contact the Refuge office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., at 907-262-7021, Refuge fax number is 907-262-3599 and the mailing address is P.O. Box 2139, Soldotna, AK, 99669.
Woodturners plan meeting, demonstration
Kids’ activities sought
The Kenai Peninsula Woodturners Chapter will hold its April meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 12 at the woodturning shop. Location is the log building, mile 100 on the Sterling Highway, just a few miles south of Soldotna where Echo Lake Road meets the highway. There will be a demonstration. Visitors are always welcome. Questions? Call 801-543-9122.
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 email@example.com. In the subject line write Just Kidding. For more information, call Will Morrow at 907-335-1251 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peninsula Take-A-Break is planning a Second Chance Fashion Show from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 at the Solid Rock Conference Center, Mile 90.5 Sterling Highway. Cindy Ingraham will model repurposed designs for second-hand fashions. Dianne Cronin will speak to “A Journey With a Destination.” Dinner is $12. For reservations, call Susan at 335-6789.
Spinning, golf simulator at Nikiski rec center Spin bicycle classes and Full Swing Golf are available at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. Call 776-8800 for more information.
Hershey Track and Field registration open The Nikiski Hershey Track and Field Meet will be held on Friday, May 16. North Peninsula Recreation is now taking entry forms for students ages 9 to 14. Entry forms are available at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center, the Nikiski Pool, and online at northpenrec.com. Deadline for entry is April 25. For more information, or if you would like to volunteer to help at the track meet please call Tammy at 776-8800.
Learn about foster care and adoption
KPC offers cultural enrichment programs Kenai Peninsula College’s Rural and Native Student Services invites the public to several free events. The Native Creations and Reflections group meets from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in room 159 at the Kenai River Campus in Soldotna through the end of April. Participants are invited to bring their own artwork to share with the group. The Alaska Native Language Conversation series also continues through the end of the month. Attendees can learn Alaska Native languages with local experts. Dena’ina Qenaga: Basic Conversation meets from 11 a.m.-1
Community Calendar Today 10:30 a.m. • Take Off Pounds Sensibly, for all ages, meets at the Kenai Senior Center. For more information call 907-283-3451. Noon • Alcoholics Anonymous recovery group at 11312 Kenai Spur Highway Suite 71 in the old Carrs Mall in Kenai. Call 262-1917. • Kenai Bridge Club plays party bridge at the Kenai Senior Center. Call 907-252-9330 or 907283-7609. 1 p.m. • National Family Caregiver Support Group meets at the Soldotna Senior Center. Call Shelley
at 907-262-1280. • Free Seated Zumba Gold at the Kenai Senior Center. New participants, active older adults, and chair-bound or limited mobility participants are encouraged. 5:30 p.m. • Nikiski Senior Service Area board meets at the Nikiski Senior Center, 50810 Island Lake Road. Call 907-776-7654 for more information. 6 p.m. • Weight Watchers, Woodruef Building, 155 Smith Way, Soldotna. Doors open at 5:15; joining members should arrive by 5:30; Getting Started session for newcomers at 6:30. Call 907-262-
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4892. 6:30 p.m. • Narcotics Anonymous “Speaking of Solutions” group at Central Peninsula Hospital, Redoubt Room, Soldotna. 7 p.m. • Lost & Found Grief Self Help Group at Christ Lutheran Church, 128 Soldotna Ave. For more information, call 907-420-3979. 8 p.m. • Narcotics Anonymous Support Group “It works” at URS Club, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Unit 71, Kenai. • AA North Roaders Group Step and Traditions Study at North Star Methodist Church, Mile 25.5 Kenai Spur Highway. Call 907-242-9477. • Alcoholics Anonymous Ninichik support group at United Methodist Church, 15811 Sterling Highway, Ninilchik. Call 907-5673574. The Community Calendar lists recurring events and meetings of local organizations. To have your event listed, email organiza-
tion name, day or days of meeting, time of meeting, place, and a contact phone number to news@ peninsulaclarion.com.
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What Others Say
Need for change to Judicial Council not demonstrated The Alaska Legislature has two
weeks remaining in its second session. This is the time when Alaskans need to pay particular attention to controversial measures getting inadequate attention and being passed in the final days as part of some behind-the-scenes deal-making. This isn’t something that happens just in Alaska’s capital, of course. It’s standard fare in politics. Take the idea by Sen. Pete Kelly to revamp the makeup of the Alaska Judicial Council, the panel that screens candidates for judicial vacancies and forwards names to the governor for selection. The Alaska Constitution specifies the council’s role and requires the governor to choose a nominee from the list given by the council. Sen. Kelly, with his Senate Joint Resolution 21, proposes a constitutional amendment to double the number of non-attorney members the governor would appoint to the council to six. The Alaska Bar Association would continue to select three attorney members, as required under the Constitution. However, all members — attorney and nonattorney — would be subject to confirmation by the Legislature under SJR 21. The Constitution now only requires confirmation of the three non-attorney members. This would, if approved by voters, be a major change in how Alaska fills its judicial vacancies and would give the governor and the Legislature much greater influence over the council than what the Constitution presently allows. Retired Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Walter Carpeneti, in written testimony about SJR 21, sees no need for change. He points out that from 1984 to 2013, the period for which data is available, the attorney members and the nonattorney members voted in opposing blocs only 15 times in 1,136 votes. “There is no statistical basis to presume that the lawyers somehow dominate the process,” he said. The current system, the former chief justice wrote, “helped produced a judiciary that throughout Alaska’s statehood has been free of corruption, scandal, judicial intemperance, and the other ills that have been produced by selection systems not based on merit.” The judicial system, whether in Alaska, another state, or at the federal level, is one of those places where partisan politics are at their fiercest. Republicans and Democrats try to gain an edge in the appointment of like-minded people to the courts. That’s the reality. The Senate could pass the measure today, but it would then need to get through the House. Having just two weeks left in the legislative session isn’t enough time for the House to consider this fully to show Alaskans that there is clearly a need for change — and there doesn’t seem to be an obvious need. — Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, April 7
Classic Doonesbury, 1972
By GARRY TRUDEAU
Letters to the Editor ‘Fill the barn’ for the Brown Bears The Kenai River Brown Bears Hockey team are in the NAHL playoffs once again. Their opponent this year the Fairbanks Ice Dogs. The club from Fairbanks won the NAHL regular season in points and home ice advantage throughout the playoffs. Although being dominated by the team from the Interior 13 games to 3 this season, the Bears took one game this weekend in Fairbanks and now have the home ice advantage. The series’ games 3 and 4 will be played at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex this Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. For Tuesday night’s game there is a planned “White Out”: all fans are asked to wear something white and the first 1,000 fans will get get a Brown Bears rally towel thanks to Alyeska Tire! I have talked with Jaime Schwartzwald, sportscater from the CBS television affiliate in Fairbanks, many times over the years. He mentioned to me “that the sports center’s atmosphere would just be unbelievable if we ever filled the barn!” I have yet to see that happen. My thought is that if many of the parents dropping off their kids for the games would actually join them at the games and make the game a family outing, we could actually do this. The Brown Bears have yet to win a first round series since their inception, but what if our local team overcame the odds and actually won? During the first round games last year, the Brown Bears pushed the Fairbanks squad to a fifth and deciding game after playing 2 games here in Soldotna. The bad thing was, had our home team won the last one at The Big Dipper, they would have no ice here for the next series and would have been relegated to playing all games at the opponent’s barn. The local ice had been pulled up for the Home Show and was not being planned to put it back if the possibility arose. Maybe I am getting ahead of myself here, but what does this year hold in store for our team if they do the unthinkable and
knock off the regular season champs this series? By winning three games in the best of five the players get to leave their winter home and possibly play the next 5 games on the road in Wenatchee or Cloquet? I would think that the City of Soldotna might make some concessions to the local team that hold events there on 30 evenings every year. I know when the Home Show is held, but it is a one weekend event and the ice is removed for it. I would think the city should try and accommodate a 15 weekend per year client should the Bears need a place to play. I am not sure if the city and team management have come to an agreement if the need arises this year, but I am only assuming the worst after the events of last year. One last comment to all of those that have never been to a Brown Bears game, please try to make it to these next two games and see these kids playing the game they love. There are players from all across the country, as well as three from Europe. The NAHL is called “the League of Opportunity” as many of these players are trying to get scholarships to college and they are very involved in volunteer work in our local community. We even have one former team member playing in the NHL for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Find time to make your way out this week and see some of the best junior hockey talent in North America. Lance Briggs Kasilof
Fire victim appreciates community support I want to extend a sincere thank you to Central Emergency Services in Soldotna for their quick response to the March 31 fire at the Redoubt View Apartments. Special thanks to Leslie Quelland of CES. She went above and beyond her duties contacting the Red Cross, among other things. Special thanks to John of the Red Cross for his assistance in securing a temporary room for me at the Soldotna Aspen Hotel. To the Soldotna Aspen Hotel employees, I thank them from the bottom of my heart for their caring assistance. To my neighbors at the Redoubt View
Apartments, my apologies to them for any inconvenience that the fire may have caused. Sharon Flood Soldotna
Treatment after accident went above and beyond We know this letter is late in coming. After 31 days in the hospital at CPH we could finally bring our son home. Robert (Bob) Liuska and his family would like to thank each and every person who was involved in assisting after his accident on Bridge Access Road on Feb.13. A special thank you goes out to the two ladies who stopped to comfort him until the police and rescue units arrived on the scene. One wrong move during the rescue could have meant his life or paralysis. We would also like to thank Drs. Ross, Humphreys, and Latin. All of the ER staff who had first contact with Bob. All of the nurses in the ICU. Especially to Joan, the traveling nurse who had him the first couple of nights. You were all great. We are so proud to belong to a community that has such caring people in it. Then there is the Med/Surge Unit. They spent the most time with Bob, and what a great job they did. We can’t thank you enough. Bob suffered a blown out femur, a shattered tibia in his left leg, two breaks in his left arm and five fractured vertebra in his neck plus various cuts and bruises. Thanks to the care he received he is now on his way to a long recovery. Last but not least, thank you to all of those who included us in their prayers, they were very helpful. I might add, one good thing did come out of 31 days of confinement in a non-smoking campus. He has quit smoking! We do not recommend this method. We recommend our hospital to everyone. Bob, Bruce and Darlene Liuska Kenai
Letters to the Editor:
More coal will harm our oceans I live in a remote coastal village in Lower Cook Inlet, and my family and my community depend on the ocean for food. Whether it’s collecting bidarkis off the rocks, clams from the beaches or halibut from deeper waters, we rely on a healthy ocean to sustain us. Today, however, we’re seeing rapid changes in our oceans, and one of the most alarming problems is ocean acidification. As we pump more and more carbon into our atmosphere, our oceans absorb more carbon, and they’re becoming more acidic. This acidification is now threatening our shellfish, because acidic conditions make it harder for animals to build shells using calcium. Equally important, ocean acid threatens many of the tiniest plankton at the bottom of the food chain, because they too rely on calcium to build their tiny bodies. As a people residing at the top of the food chain – who rely on fish that rely on plankton – ocean acid is a direct threat to my family, my community and most Alaskans. That’s why I’m dismayed to see legislators such as Senators Pete Kelly, Cathy Giessel and others pushing to build huge, new coal fired power plants across our state. Coal produces vastly more carbon emissions than natural gas and cleaner renewable technologies, and it’s a leading contributor to ocean acidification. Scientists across the world agree ocean acid is a major problem. But facts and sciC
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P eninsula Tom E vans ence apparently don’t factor into play in some Juneau offices. For example, Senator Pete Kelly said publicly he wants to spend our public dollars on a report to build coal plants that would intentionally violate federal clean air laws and – here’s the kicker – never get turned on until the apocalypse comes. You can’t make this stuff up. More recently, Senator Giessel held a hearing in her Senate Resources Committee to cheerlead for more coal development, and regular Alaskans are not allowed to testify. Her committee has even posted bogus “science” online that’s paid for by corporations like Exxon and other big polluters. Alaskans understand that corporations have special influence over our affairs, but politicians like Senator Giessel should not be allowed to strip away our rights as Alaskans to testify about our oceans. But coal’s not just a threat to our oceans. In Upper Cook Inlet, the Chuitna coal strip mine would be the first project in Alaska history to mine down through 25 miles of salmon streams. This would set a horrible
precedent, putting dirty coal above wild salmon, just so a couple Texas billionaires can ship Alaska coal to China. Unfortunately, the Parnell Administration is working hard to make sure this project receives its permits. Last year, Governor Parnell also killed the state task force that was exploring ocean acidification and related issues. There was no public notice, no public discussion, and Governor Parnell provided no reason to Alaskans. This is the same trend we saw with Governor Parnell’s House Bill 77, which would have stripped Alaskans of many of our rights to participate in government decisions about our fish and water resources. Once again, the politicians and the Outside corporations that support them do not want regular Alaskans to speak out on issues that affect our everyday lives. We have a proverb that says “you can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.” I don’t think we can wake Governor Parnell or Senators Giessell and Kelly to the dangers that coal poses to our oceans. But I think Alaskans have a right to have an open and honest debate about these issues. Because if we don’t, our oceans will soon stop sustaining us. Tom Evans lives in Nanwalek with his family and they rely on the ocean for their food and culture. He is a past member of the Nanwalek IRA Council, and a Board member with Cook Inletkeeper.
Peninsula Clarion, Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Nation & World Around the World Iconic actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93; was top box-office draw in 1930s, ‘40s LOS ANGELES — Mickey Rooney’s approach to life was simple: “Let’s put on a show!” He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life. A superstar in his youth, Rooney was Hollywood’s top box-office draw in the late 1930s to early 1940s. He epitomized the “show” part of show business, even if the business end sometimes failed him amid money troubles and a seesaw of career tailspins and revivals. Pint-sized, precocious, impish, irrepressible — perhaps hardy is the most-suitable adjective for Rooney, a perennial comeback artist whose early blockbuster success as the vexing but wholesome Andy Hardy and as Judy Garland’s musical comrade in arms was bookended 70 years later with roles in “Night at the Museum” and “The Muppets.” Rooney died Sunday at age 93 surrounded by family at his North Hollywood home, police said. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office said Rooney died a natural death. There were no further details immediately available on the cause of death, but Rooney did attend Vanity Fair’s Oscar party last month, where he posed for photos with other veteran stars and seemed fine. He was also shooting a movie at the time of his death, “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” with Margaret O’Brien.
Pings off Australian coast called ‘most promising lead’ in search for Malaysian jet PERTH, Australia — After a month of failed hunting and finding debris that turned out to be ordinary flotsam, an Australian ship detected faint pings deep in the Indian Ocean in what an official called the “most promising lead” yet in the search for Flight 370. Officials coordinating the multinational search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet still urged caution Monday after a weekend that also brought reports of “acoustic noise” picked up by a Chinese vessel also trying to solve the aviation mystery. The Boeing 777 vanished March 8 while flying from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing with 239 people on board. The focus of the search changed repeatedly since contact was lost with the plane between Malaysia and Vietnam. It began in the South China Sea, then shifted toward the Strait of Malacca to the west, where Malaysian officials eventually confirmed that military radar had detected the plane. An analysis of satellite data indicated the plane veered far off course for a still-unknown reason, heading to the southern Indian Ocean, where officials say it went down at sea. They later shifted the search area closer to the west coast of Australia.
At 21, recovering heroin addict happy to be clean, starting new life M K
AURORA, Ill. — Just out of Cook County Jail after being arrested with 15 bags of heroin, Cody Lewis had all of $11 in his pocket. But not for long. Almost immediately, he spent $10 on yet another bag of smack, making the buy on the Chicago streets last May as he headed to a police station to retrieve his cellphone. He shot up in a grocery store parking lot, then continued on his way. By then, Lewis was a $100-a-day addict. Heroin was no longer fun. He needed it to get rid of the sweats and the shakes, the body cramps, the aches in his bones. “I had to use,” he says, “to feel normal, like a regular person.” Lewis was consumed by heroin. Every day was the same: Get up sick if he hadn’t used in 12 hours. Figure out how to get money. Then drive 35 miles from his suburban home in Aurora to Chicago to score. “My whole existence,” he says, “was just finding ways to get high.”
Army investigators say Fort Hood shooting suspect had requested leave prior to rampage FORT HOOD, Texas — The Fort Hood soldier suspected of killing three people and wounding 16 others last week began his eight-minute rampage on the sprawling Texas Army post after an argument related to taking leave, military investigators said Monday. Army spokesman Chris Grey didn’t indicate during a brief news conference whether Spc. Ivan Lopez was granted the leave or the circumstances behind the request. The shooting spree Wednesday ended when Lopez killed himself with his .45-caliber pistol after confronting a female military police officer, who Grey said fired once at Lopez but didn’t strike him. A spokesman for Lopez’s family said last week that Lopez was upset he was granted only a 24-hour leave to attend his mother’s funeral in November. That leave was then extended to two days. —The Associated Press
Senate votes for jobless bill By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent
WASHINGTON — The Senate voted 59-38 Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, and a small band of Republican supporters swiftly appealed to a reluctant Speaker John Boehner to permit election-year action in the House as well. Steps are needed “to restore unemployment benefits to struggling Americans,” seven House Republicans wrote Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia. They released their letter as the Senate was bestowing its widely expected approval on the legislation. Despite the appeal, the bill’s prospects are cloudy at best, given widespread opposition among conservative lawmakers and outside groups and Boehner’s unwillingness to allow it to the floor without changes that Republicans say would enhance job creation. The Senate vote itself, seven months before congressional elections, capped a bruising three-month struggle. Fifty-one Democrats, two independents and six Republicans voted for approval. The bill was the first major piece of legislation that Democrats sent to the floor of the Senate when Congress convened early in the year, the linchpin of a broader campaign-season agenda meant to showcase concern for men and women who are doing poorly in an era of economic disparity between rich and poor. In the months since, the Democrats have alternately pummeled Republicans for holding up passage and made concessions in an effort to gain support from enough GOP lawmakers to overcome a filibuster. Chief among those concessions was an agreement to pay the $9.6 billion cost of the five-month bill by making offsetting spending cuts elsewhere in the budget. The White House-backed
‘I urge House Republicans to stop blocking a bipartisan compromise...Let’s remove this needless drag on our economy and focus on expanding opportunity for all Americans.’ — President Barack Obama measure would retroactively restore benefits that were cut off in late December, and maintain them through the end of May. Officials say as many as 2.3 million jobless workers have been denied assistance since the law expired late last year. If renewed, the aid would total about $256 weekly, and in most cases go to men and women who have been off the job for longer than six months. Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Dean Heller, R-Nev., the bill’s leading supporters, said they were willing to consider changes in hopes of securing passage in a highly reluctant House. Heller also said he was seeking a meeting with Boehner to discuss the measure. At the White House, President Barack Obama said in a statement: “I urge House Republicans to stop blocking a bipartisan compromise...Let’s remove this needless drag on our economy and focus on expanding opportunity for all Americans.” In their letter to Boehner, seven House Republicans wrote that since the program expired, “many more people have lost benefits each week, bringing the number of long-term unemployed Americans without government assistance to greater than two million.” Michael Steel, a spokesman for Boehner, noted that the speaker had said months ago “we are willing to look at extending emergency unemployment insurance as long as it includes provisions to help create more private sector jobs — but last week, Senate Democratic leaders ruled out adding any
jobs measures at all.” That was an apparent reference to a refusal by Senate Democrats to permit a vote on a Republican proposal that would have allowed construction of the proposed Keystone oil pipeline from Canada and made numerous changes in the nation’s health care law. GOP lawmakers say all of the proposals would help create jobs. In remarks on the Senate floor before the vote, Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., directly criticized Democratic leader Harry Reid for refusing to allow votes on GOP-drafted proposals to amend the measure. He called that a “black mark” in the Senate’s history. Some Democrats assailed Boehner rather than seek to meet with him. Said Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.: “The House needs to extend unemployment benefits to millions of Americans right now, without attaching extraneous issues that are merely an attempt to score political points.” Whatever the bill’s fate in the House, Senate Democrats have taken steps to follow their action with a test vote on a bill to strengthen “equal pay for equal work” laws. That measure includes a provision giving women the right to seek punitive damages in lawsuits in which they allege pay discrimination, a change that Republicans call a gift to trial lawyers who contribute extensively to Democratic campaigns. Next up in the Democratic attempt to gain ground during the election year will be a proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. It
is currently $7.25 an hour. Underscoring the political backdrop, a little-noticed provision in the jobless-benefits legislation is specifically designed to benefit the long-term unemployed in North Carolina, where Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan faces a stiff challenge for a new term. It would make residents eligible for long-term benefits if the state negotiates an agreement with the Department of Labor. North Carolina residents are currently ineligible because state benefits were reduced below a federal standard. In an additional indication of the challenge confronting the broader legislation, the National Association of State Workforce Agencies sent a letter to lawmakers citing “significant concerns about the implementation of the legislation” after a Senate compromise emerged last month. The organization represents state agencies that would be responsible for administering the law. Citing the letter, Boehner pronounced the Senate bill “unworkable,” and a blog posting by his aides quoted the Ohio Republican as saying there was “no evidence that the bill being rammed through the Senate by (Majority) Leader (Harry) Reid” would help create more private sector jobs. The drive to renew the lapsed program comes as joblessness nationally is slowly receding, yet long-term unemployment is at or above pre-recession levels in much of the country. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it accounts for an estimated one-third or more of all jobless individuals. In a study last summer, the Urban Institute reported that “relative to currently employed workers, the long-term unemployed tend to be less educated and are more likely to be nonwhite, unmarried, disabled, impoverished and to have worked previously in the construction industry and construction occupations.”
Angered Senate OKs denying visas By DONNA CASSATA Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved a bill Monday to bar a former hostage-taker tapped to be Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations from entering the United States. By voice vote, Republicans and Democrats united behind the legislation sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, that reflected congressional animosity toward Tehran and its selection of Hamid Aboutalebi. Iran’s envoy choice was a member of a Muslim student group that held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days in the 1979 seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. The “nomination is a deliberate and unambiguous insult to the United States,” Cruz said
in remarks on the Senate floor in which he described Iran’s anti-Americanism since 1979 and added, “This is not the moment for diplomatic niceties.” The bill would deny entry to the United States to an individual found to be engaged in espionage, terrorism or a threat to national security. Cruz had proposed legislation last week to deny visas to a U.N. applicant if the president determines the individual has engaged in terrorist activity. He modified his measure, though it was unclear what entity such as an international court would determine an individual’s standing. Cruz won the tacit support of Sen. Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., for his legislation. The two shook hands on the Senate floor, a rare bit of bipartisanship for Cruz, a tea party stal-
wart, and the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate. “It may be a case of strange bedfellows, but I’m glad Sen, Cruz and I were able to work out a bill that would prevent this terrorist from stepping foot on American soil,” Schumer said in a statement. “We ought to close the door on him, and others like him, before he even comes to the United States, and that’s exactly what this bill will do.” Last week, Cruz questioned the wisdom of holding talks with the Iranian government about its nuclear program in light of Iran’s choice for am-
bassador. The United States has objected to Iran’s anticipated selection of Aboutalebi, but the Obama administration stopped short last week of saying it would refuse him a visa to enter the United States. The State Department said it had raised the issue with Tehran. Hamid Babaei, a spokesman for Iran’s Mission to the United Nations, said last week, “It has been a usual practice in the Iranian Foreign Ministry to formally announce and appoint ambassadors — to all foreign postings — once all the formalities are completed.”
A-6 Peninsula Clarion, Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Pro-Russians call east Ukraine region independent By PETER LEONARD Associated Press
DONETSK, Ukraine — ProMoscow activists barricaded inside government buildings in eastern Ukraine proclaimed their regions independent Monday and called for a referendum on seceding from Ukraine — an ominous echo of the events that led to Russia’s annexation of Crimea. The Ukrainian government accused Russia of stirring up the unrest and tried to flush the assailants from some of the seized buildings. Russia, which has tens of thousands of troops massed along the border, sternly warned Ukraine against using force. In Washington, the U.S. said any move by Russia into eastern Ukraine would be a “very serious escalation” that could bring further sanctions. White House spokesman Jay Carney said there was strong evidence that some of the pro-Russian protesters were hired and were not local residents. At the same time, the U.S. announced that Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with top diplomats from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union in a new push to ease tensions. The meeting, the first such four-way talks since the crisis erupted, will take place in the next 10 days, the State Department said. Pro-Russian activists who seized the provincial administrative building in the city of Donetsk over the weekend announced the formation Monday of the independent Donetsk People’s Republic.
They also called for a referendum on the secession of the Donetsk region, which borders Russia, to be held no later than May 11, according to the Russian news agency Interfax. A similar action was taken in another Russian-speaking city in the east, Kharkiv, where pro-Moscow activists declared themselves “alternative” regional legislators and proclaimed a “sovereign Kharkiv People’s Republic,” Interfax said. It quoted the regional police as saying they later cleared the regional administration building, and the activists responded by throwing firebombs and rocks at the windows and setting tires ablaze. Kharkiv Mayor Gennady Kernes said the activists took control of the broadcasting tower in Kharkiv and demanded it resume broadcasting Russian television channels that the Ukrainian government banned. Viktoria Syumar, a deputy head of Ukraine’s Security and Defense Council, said Ukrainian special forces had driven the pro-Russian assailants from Ukraine’s Security Service headquarters in Donetsk, which they had seized earlier in the day. Russia annexed Crimea last month, following a referendum called just two weeks after the Black Sea peninsula had been overtaken by Russian forces. Ukraine and the West have rejected the vote and the annexation as illegal. The activists who occupied the government headquarters building in Donetsk blocked off the entrance with 6-foot barricades of car tires lined with razor wire.
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Activists prepare a barricade inside the regional administration building in Donetsk, Ukraine, Monday. A Ukrainian news agency is reporting that pro-Russian separatists who have seized the regional administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk proclaimed the region an independent republic. The activists on Monday also called for a referendum on the sovereignty of the Donetsk region, which borders Russia, to be held no later than May 11, the Interfax news agency reported.
Inside, dozens of people — almost all men, many of them wearing balaclavas and carrying clubs — stood around in groups. They refused to speak to journalists about their immediate plans. As darkness fell, people in a crowd of a few hundred fired off a brief fireworks salute that was greeted by chants of “Russia, Russia!” The Donetsk and Kharkiv regions — and a third Russian-speaking city besieged by pro-Moscow activists over the weekend, Luhansk — have a
combined population of nearly 10 million out of Ukraine’s 46 million, and account for the bulk of the country’s industrial output. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk accused Russia of fomenting the unrest to create a pretext for sending troops in and taking another piece of Ukraine. “The plan is to destabilize the situation. The plan is for foreign troops to cross the border and seize the country’s territory, which we will not allow,” he said, adding that those
taking part in the unrest had distinct Russian accents. Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt also said the events in eastern Ukraine were part of Moscow’s “destabilization strategy.” “Those who thought that it ended with Crimea were wrong,” Bildt said. The Russian Foreign Ministry rejected the Ukrainians’ allegations but reaffirmed its long-held demand that Ukraine change its constitution to turn the country into a federation with broader powers for provinces.
“If the political forces that call themselves the Ukrainian government continue to take an irresponsible attitude to the fate of the country and its people, Ukraine will inevitably face new difficulties and crises,” the ministry said in a statement. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned the Ukrainian government against using force in response to the “legitimate demands” of people in eastern Ukraine. Eastern Ukraine has a large population of ethnic Russians and was the base of support for ousted President Viktor Yanukovych, who fled to Russia in February after months of protests. Economic and cultural ties to Russia are strong here, and many are wary of the new government, which favors closer ties to the European Union. In a video posted on the Internet, an unidentified proRussian activist in the Donetsk government headquarters asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to send peacekeeping troops into the region. “Without your support, without the support of Russia, it will be hard for us to resist the Kiev junta on our own,” the man said, referring to the interim authorities that took power in Ukraine after the overthrow of Yanukovych. But a senior Russian lawmaker suggested Monday that such a move was not imminent. Viktor Oserov, head of the defense committee in the Russian Parliament’s upper house, said Moscow cannot send peacekeepers in without a U.N. Security Council resolution, according to Interfax.
United States consumer borrowing up $16.5 billion in February MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON — Consumers increased their borrowing in February on autos and student loans by the largest amount in a year. But for a second straight month, they cut back on their credit card use. Consumer borrowing climbed $16.5 billion in February, up from a $13.5 billion gain in January, the Federal Reserve reported Monday.
The category that includes credit cards fell $2.4 billion after a $241 million drop in January. But this decline was offset by an $18.9 billion increase in borrowing in the category that covers autos and student loans, the biggest one-month gain since February 2013. The overall increase in consumer debt pushed total borrowing to a record $3.13 trillion. Gains in borrowing are seen as an encouraging sign that
people are more confident and willing to take on debt. Increased household borrowing can fuel higher consumer spending, which accounts for 70 percent of economic activity. The February decline in credit card borrowing marked the third decrease in the past four months. That continues a trend evident since the 20072009 Great Recession. Borrowing on credit cards plunged during that recession
as consumers tried to lower their debt during a period when millions of people were losing their jobs and many people still working were worried about the threat of layoffs. Credit card borrowing started rising again in 2011 but the increases have lagged far behind the category that covers auto and student loans. Economists said that many households have become more cautious about taking on highinterest debt.
Dems slam CIA ex-boss over Feinstein criticism By BRADLEY KLAPPER Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Leading Democrats sharply criticized a former CIA chief on Monday for suggesting that a disputed torture report produced by Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Senate panel was motivated by her “emotional feeling” and not by a desire for objectivity. Michael Hayden, who was President George W. Bush’s CIA director from 2006 to 2009, said on Fox News over the weekend that the motivation behind the still-classified, 6,300-page investigation “may show deep emotional feeling on the part of the senator, but I don’t think it leads you to an objective report.” On the Senate floor, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called Hayden’s comments condescending and claimed they were representative of a broader Republican hostility for women. “Does this sound like a person or party that respects women?” Reid said. Of Feinstein, he said: “She has been fearless. She has been thorough and fair... She’s being too emotional? I don’t think so.” Sen. Mark Udall, a Democrat who serves alongside Feinstein on the Senate Intelligence Committee, called the reference to Feinstein’s emotions a “baseless smear” that Hayden wouldn’t make against a man. Feinstein and other committee members voted 11-3 last week to declassify about 500 pages of the report. The CIA is reviewing those sections. The process coincides with a bitter, related dispute between Feinstein’s committee and the agency over dueling allegations of illegal snooping and competing criminal referrals. Feinstein, D-Calif., said in a
statement that declassifying the review of CIA’s detention and interrogation program after the Sept. 11 attacks “would ensure nothing like it happens again.” She called Hayden’s reference to her emotions “nonsense.” “The report itself is objective, based on fact, thoroughly footnoted, and I am certain it will stand on its own merits,” Feinstein said. Hayden could not be reached for comment. An assistant at the Chertoff Group, a consultancy founded by Bush’s former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, said Hayden was out of town and in meetings all day. In an interview last month with The Associated Press, Hayden said “personalities really matter” when it comes to the Senate committee’s rift with
the CIA. Regarding Feinstein, he said, “When she gets an idea in her head, she’s very focused” — in much the same manner as current CIA Director John Brennan. Hayden said Feinstein’s report, however, was “designed to discredit the (interrogation) program and those who said this provided useful information.” The report was produced exclusively by Democratic staffers. It concludes among other things that waterboarding and other “enhanced interrogation techniques” provided no key evidence in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, according to congressional aides and outside experts familiar with the document, who have spoken on condition of anonymity because the report is still clas-
sified. And the report is also said to accuse the agency of misleading Bush and Congress about the successes of the program. The CIA disputes many of the findings. Udall, D-Colo., also defended the merits of the committee’s investigation. The “study is based on an exhaustive and years-long review of millions of internal CIA and other records,” he said. “The fact that former Director Hayden questions the objectivity of the committee’s study at the same time that he freely admits that he hasn’t read it demonstrates particular gall, in my view.” Udall said declassification would ensure a “long overdue public debate” that sets the record straight.
Credit card debt in February was still 17.3 percent below its peak above $1 trillion reached in July 2008. Credit card debt stood at $854.2 billion in February, up just 0.5 percent from a year ago. The measure of auto loans and student loans in January stood at $2.28 trillion, up 7.7 percent from a year ago. It has been up every month but one since May 2010.
A separate quarterly report on consumer credit done by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows that student loan debt has been the biggest driver of borrowing since the recession officially ended in June 2009. The Fed’s borrowing report tracks credit card debt, auto loans and student loans but not mortgages or home equity loans.
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he’s not done yet. The main building overhaul is just phase one. About ten years ago, buildings that used to be at the Land’s End Resort in Homer were barged up to the landing. Phase two is the renovation of the buildings into camp-style lodging to support oil and gas and construction. The 16 units will be capable of housing 32 people, he said. Phase three includes dock improvements, helipad construction and materials and supply chain management. During the next two years, Hyde expects to spend about another $2 million on infrastructure construction and renovation. “This building, really this was the original administration building, company store and communications building for this cannery operation,” he said. “It was essentially its logistical headquarters, and so there was a certain amount of romance in being able to revive that capability in this building.” PRL has provided logistics services throughout the entire state from the Aleutians to the Interior to the Arctic, Hyde said. Hyde grew up and worked in the Bush of southwest Alaska prior to starting PRL and said that his passion for the wilderness and remote regions is the basis of his business. “That ultimately became how I would make my living — working with companies and working with agencies and so on,” he said, “especially ones from outside of Alaska that want to invest in Alaska, helping them … get through the hardships of doing business in remote Alaska.”
trucking, aviation and marine purposes and equipment providers. For the renovation of the former Libby, McNeill and Libby cannery, which basically sat empty for about the past 40 years, Hyde said, he hired all local companies. While the facility, which wasn’t built to support winter operations, had to be completely overhauled to bring it up to municipal, state and fire codes, Hyde repurposed many materials from the building. “It was structurally beautiful,” Hyde said. “It was very solid. There was no rot. … We took 30 Dumpsters of the transformation over the years of sheetrock and other seasonal attempts to just make it habitable. … We had to purge the place and take it all the way back to when it was originally built.” Crews insulated the building from the outside to preserve the original interior walls and put on new siding and a new roof. He said the water, before it was purified, looked like Coca-Cola coming out of the taps. Some support beams throughout the building are made with wood from the old dock serving not only a function, but also as a reminder of what came before — a logistics hub for fishing and before that, trading. Hyde created industrial-style chandeliers from the wheels of pulley systems and handrails from wooden rain gutters. Other literally hidden treasures, like an old map of Cook Inlet that was found in a wall, are on display in the building. Hyde estimates the 7-month Kaylee Osowski can be renovation cost about three reached at kaylee.osowski@ times what it would have cost peninsulaclarion.com. him to build a new facility, but
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House strips retirement plan from education bill By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press
JUNEAU — The Alaska House voted to remove a plan to address the teachers’ retirement system from a broad-ranging education bill it began debating late Monday afternoon. The House, on a 27-13 vote, also added $30 million in onetime funding for school districts on top of a proposed increase in the per-pupil funding formula known as the base student allocation. HB278, which had been introduced by Gov. Sean Parnell as a way to bring changes to Alaska’s education system, retained provisions he had called for, such as allowing students
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Rio Tinto said its interest in Northern Dynasty didn’t fit with its strategy. The company late last year said it would review its major holding in Northern Dynasty Minerals under pressure from the overseers of pension funds in California and New York City, who said there were risks to Rio Tinto’s reputation for being associated with the proposed Pebble Mine project. “This is good news for both Rio Tinto’s investors and the ecology of Bristol Bay. It is clear that Northern Dynasty’s actions were a folly with costly consequences for both its investors and the environment,” New
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with financing for the power plant project. That would be seen as the overall package to help the Fairbanks campus. The bill includes $10 million of the $42.7 million Gov. Sean Parnell had requested for the Susitna-Watana hydro project. Parnell had requested $10 million for next year and the rest in
to test out of and earn credit for courses they have mastered and providing an appeals process for charter schools as a way to improve access to those schools. It also included an increase in the base student allocation of about $300 over three years, including $100 over what Parnell proposed for next year, but critics have said that’s not enough to help some districts avoid cuts. Lawmakers added other provisions during the committee process, including a jury-duty exemption during the school year for teachers from lowperforming schools and having the Department of Administration propose a salary and benefits schedule for districts,
which minority Democrats objected to as encroachment on local control. Lawmakers in committee also added a grant program for startup charter schools and increased from three years to five years the amount of time for a teacher to make tenure. Tenure would be at three years for teachers in rural schools. A floor amendment to remove the tenure provisions failed. The House, in floor amendments, stripped a proposed change in calculation in the average daily membership to determine state aid for larger schools. Supporters of the calculation change said it was meant to address an inequity in how students in larger schools
are counted, allowing larger schools to receive more funding under the formula. But critics worried about smaller schools missing out. In its place, the House approved an amendment, offered by Rep. Bryce Edgmon, DDillingham, adding $30 million in one-time funding to be distributed according to the average daily membership to all districts. The pension issue had been one of the most contentious provisions but generated little debate on the floor. Thirty-seven of 40 representatives voted to separate the issue from the education bill, which is what Parnell had urged them to do.
York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer told The Associated Press. Northern Dynasty President Ron Thiessen said in a statement the company was “pleased” Rio Tinto was providing “meaningful, long-term economic contributions” to charitable organizations. “We’re pleased that the people of Bristol Bay and Alaska will now have a direct stake in the project,” Sean Magee, a Northern Dynasty vice president, told the AP. “We believe that local ownership and local input can provide a significant benefit for the advancement of the project.” He said they plan to schedule meetings with both Alaska organizations, possibly as soon as this week. Magee said the meetings
would provide a “start to understand a little bit of what their intentions are.” The Alaska Community Foundation, a philanthropic organization, holds more than $70 million in 300 funds for the benefit of Alaskans. The group’s president and CEO, Candace Winkler, said they have known about the donation for a few days. “We feel like we are coming into our own, and this is a great indication of trust for us,” Winkler told the AP. This particular donation will be used to fund a workforce development initiative. The announcement followed release of an EPA report in January that found large-scale mining in the Bristol Bay watershed posed significant risk to salmon and could adversely
affect Alaska Natives in the region, whose culture is built around salmon. The Pebble Partnership has called the mine deposit one of the largest of its kind in the world, with the potential of producing 80.6 billion pounds of copper, 107.4 million ounces of gold and 5.6 billion pounds of molybdenum over decades. Northern Dynasty has been looking for a new partner after Anglo American PLC pulled out last year, citing a prioritization of projects. Pebble has criticized the EPA process as flawed and has said that it has yet to finalize its mine designs. Thiessen reported from Anchorage, Alaska. He is not related to Northern Dynasty President Ron Thiessen.
his supplemental budget request for the current budget year for the project, contingent upon the Alaska Energy Authority, or AEA, securing land-access agreements for project-related field work. AEA announced it had reached agreement Friday, and Parnell’s budget director, Karen Rehfeld, said the administration would ask the committee to reconsider providing additional funding. Meyer, in an interview before
the draft budget rollout, said the focus has been on pursuing a gas line project. “And there’s some belief that we don’t need to and can’t afford to do both big projects,” he said. “So I think we kind of want to keep Watana on hold, not moth-balled, but just kind of see where the gas pipeline goes.” He said there should be a better sense on that in the next year or so. The Senate Finance draft is about $403 million less than the capital budget, including
supplemental capital items, approved by lawmakers last session, according to the Legislative Finance Division. Also Monday, after several hours of debate, the Senate passed a $9.3 billion state operating budget on a 16-4 vote. That spending package will now be the subject of a conference committee, consisting of House and Senate negotiators. Online: SB119, the capital budget: http://bit.ly/1fXF5Xl
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Bears, Dogs get back at it with little rest After evening series with OT victory Saturday, Kenai River hosts games tonight, Wednesday By JEFF HELMINIAK Peninsula Clarion
Less than 72 hours after a bruising overtime contest in Fairbanks, the Kenai River Brown Bears and Fairbanks Ice Dogs commence a de facto bestof-three playoff series tonight at 7 p.m. at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. “The time for teaching is done,” Kenai River head coach Geoff Beauparlant said. The playoffs are all about testing and resting. Fairbanks, the regular-season champs in the North American Hockey League, got the jump in the firstround series Friday with a 3-0 victory, the Ice Dogs’ 14th in 17 tries against the Bears this season. But Kenai River, the fourth seed out of the Midwest Division, snapped a three-game skid to the Ice Dogs with a 3-2 overtime win Saturday. Alec Butcher, the NAHL’s regular-season scoring champ, completed his hat trick with the game-winner 11 minutes, 15 seconds, into the 20-minute overtime
period. So just like the Bears did last season in an eventual five-game, first-round loss to the Ice Dogs, Kenai River gave itself a chance by winning one of the two opening games in Fairbanks. “It would have been tough,” Beauparlant said of the prospect of digging out of an 0-2 hole. “We knew at a minimum we had to get at least one. It’s a tough place to play at any point of the season, especially the playoffs. “But now our focus has to be on Game 3.” The Ice Dogs have only lost two straight games four times this season, and have yet to drop two straight to the Bears. With Fairbanks’ track record of speedy recoveries, Beauparlant knows there is only one thing his squad can do. “We need to play like we did Saturday night,” he said. “We need to play a good, smart hockey game and use the energy from our fans to create momentum. “We need to make sure we stay focused on what we are trying to do and
Brown Bears vs. Ice Dogs Best of five Game 1 — Ice Dogs 3, Brown Bears 0 Game 2 — Brown Bears 3, Ice Dogs 2, OT Game 3 — Ice Dogs at Brown Bears, 7 p.m. today at Soldotna Regional Sports Complex Game 4 — Ice Dogs at Brown Bears, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Soldotna Regional Sports Complex Game 5 (if necessary) — Brown Bears at Ice Dogs, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Big Dipper
not get away from the game plan.” A particular challenge is staying the course no matter what happens on the scoreboard. Scoring first has been a leading indicator between the Bears and Dogs this season. In the regular season, Fairbanks was 11-0 when scoring first against Kenai River, and 33-5 when scoring first overall. Kenai River was 3-1-1 when scoring first against the Ice Dogs, and 20-3-4 when striking first overall.
The Ice Dogs scored first in Friday’s game, while the Brown Bears drew first blood Saturday. Beauparlant said that whether his team scores or is scored upon, that can’t change the approach. While scoring creates momentum, it can sometimes go the other way, like on Saturday when Butcher scored for a 2-1 lead just 1:01 after Fairbanks’ Wyatt Ege tied the game. “We can’t let it affect us either way,” Beauparlant said. The Bears, 0-5 all-time in playoff series and 0-4 against the Ice Dogs, came away with the weekend split despite getting goals from only one player — Butcher. “Our best players have to be our best players to succeed in the playoffs, and that’s true at any time,” Beauparlant said. “But it wasn’t just Alec.” The coach said the penalty kill was very good. Fairbanks had a hot power play coming into the playoffs and scored on its first try with the man advantage Friday, but then came up empty in its next seven attempts. Meanwhile, Butcher’s game-winner
Saturday came on the power play. “He wasn’t the only one getting chances,” Beauparlant said. “That’s the good part.” Beauparlant said that none of his players are injured to the point that they will not be available today. Tayler Munson, Fairbanks’ leading scorer in the regular season, left Saturday’s game with an injury, but his status is not known for tonight. “We have to prepare assuming everybody is going to play,” Beauparlant said. The Brown Bears are encouraging fans to wear white for a “whiteout,” and the first 1,000 fans in the door get a rally towel. Game 4 of the series will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the sports complex, while Game 5, if necessary, will be Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Fairbanks. The winner of the series plays the winner of the series between the Wenatchee (Wash.) Wild and Minnesota Wilderness. The Wild lead the series 2-1 and host the final games of the series Friday and, if necessary, Saturday.
Yankees take home opener By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Derek Jeter gave Yangervis Solarte some assistance with Yankee Stadium tradition, then the rookie helped make the captain a winner in his final home opener Monday as New York beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-2. Jeter doubled high off the left-field wall and scored on Jacoby Ellsbury’s single in the fifth. Hiroki Kuroda (1-1) went 6 1-3 sharp innings in the Yankees’ 112th opener in New York. Jeter was cheered every step of the way by an adoring crowd of 48,142, even when his double-play grounder back to Ubaldo Jimenez (0-2) scored Solarte for the first run. RED SOX 5, RANGERS 1 AP Photo/David J. Phillip
Connecticut celebrates with the championship trophy after beating Kentucky 60-54 at the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday in Arlington, Texas.
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A year after sitting out tourney, UConn wins 4th title since 1999 EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer
ARLINGTON, Texas — Coaches and players left them. Others told them to go away. The guys who stuck around at UConn ended up with the last laugh and a pretty good prize to go with it: The national title. Shabazz Napier turned in another all-court masterpiece Monday night to lift the Huskies to a 60-54 win over Ken-
tucky’s freshmen and bring home a championship hardly anyone saw coming. “You’re looking at the hungry Huskies,” Napier told the crowd and TV audience as confetti rained down. “Ladies and gentlemen, this is what happens when you banned us.” The senior guard had 22 points, six rebounds and three assists, and his partner in defensive lock-down, Ryan Boatright, finished with 14
points. The victory comes only a short year after the Huskies were barred from March Madness because of grades problems. That stoked a fire no one could put out in 2014. Napier kneeled down and put his forehead to the court for a long while after the buzzer sounded. He was wiping back tears when he cut down the net. “I see my guys enjoying it,” Napier said. “That’s the most
special feeling ever.” UConn (32-8) never trailed in the final. The Huskies led by as many as 15 in the first half and watched the Wildcats (29-11) trim the deficit to one with 8:13 left. But Aaron Harrison, who pulled out wins with clutch 3-pointers in Kentucky’s last three games, missed a 3 from the left corner that would’ve given the Cats the lead. Kentucky never got that close again. See NCAA, Page A-9
BOSTON — John Lackey pitched seven strong innings, Jackie Bradley Jr. singled in two runs and Boston snapped a three-game skid with a win over Texas. The Red Sox never lost more than three straight last year when they won the World Series. They avoided dropping their first four home games for the first time since 1984. Lackey (2-0) allowed an unearned run and five hits in seven innings. Chris Capuano pitched the eighth and Koji Uehara escaped a ninth-inning jam in a non-save situation.
ROYALS 4, RAYS 2
ANGELS 9, ASTROS 1 HOUSTON — C.J. Wilson pitched eight solid innings, Howie Kendrick and Raul Ibanez each drove in three runs and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Houston Astros. The Angels took three of four from Houston after starting the season 0-3.
ATHLETICS 8, TWINS 3
CARDINALS 5, REDS 3 ST. LOUIS — Michael Wacha outpitched Tony Cingrani in a rematch of young power arms and the St. Louis Cardinals got a threerun double from Yadier Molina in the first inning, beating the Cincinnati Reds in their home opener. A standing-room crowd of 47,492, the largest at 9-year-old Busch Stadium, braved daylong rain and temperatures in the 40s to greet the National League champions and take a look at the new Ballpark Village. Hundreds milled about the attached complex, which features five sports bars and rooftop seating.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jason Vargas took a shutout into the ninth inning, Alcides Escobar hit a three-run double and Kansas City beat Tampa Bay in a game that included two significant injuries. Rays starter Matt Moore (0-2) ROCKIES 8, WHITE SOX 1 came out in the fifth inning with a DENVER — Jordan Lyles used sore left elbow. The All-Star lefty grimaced after throwing a pitch his arm and bat to lead Colorado to Norichika Aoki and was imme- over the Chicago White Sox in his diately removed by manager Joe Coors Field debut for the Rockies.
Despite unwanted late drama, Logano secures Texas win STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas — Joey Logano had a big lead and was within a half-lap of taking the white flag at Texas. The late caution and extra laps? They just made his victory Monday in the rain-delayed Sprint Cup race that much more exciting. With a last-lap pass of Jeff Gordon in NASCAR’s version of overtime, Logano became the seventh different winner in as many races this season, with new rules for the championship Chase putting an increased emphasis on winning. Logano had a 2.2-second lead on teammate Brad Keselowski while closing on in the white flag that would have guaranteed no extra laps. Then came out the caution for debris on the track after Kurt Busch went into the wall. “My heart dropped,” Logano said.
“When you’ve got like 40-something laps after the last pit stop and a pretty sizeable lead, all you’re thinking is where’s the white flag, where’s the white flag,” he said. “Then you go into Turn 1, and you see the 41 up against the wall, please, no caution. ... You get so mad that you can barely control yourself.” On the ensuing pit stop, Gordon took only two tires and exited first. Both Team Penske drivers took four tires, but Keselowski missed a chance to become the season’s first twotime winner when he was penalized for speeding on pit road and finished 15th. “I was just trying to get a little too much on pit road. ... Tried a little too hard,” Keselowski said. “We’re in it for wins. We’re not in it for second. Second or 15th is the same for us.” On a restart at lap 262, Logano quickly pulled his Ford away from the field and had a nearly 5-second lead before his last green-flag stop. Af-
ter the green-white-checkered restart on lap 339, Logano went inside past Brian Vickers and quickly got behind Gordon’s No. 24 Chevrolet that had only two fresh tires. Heading onto the frontstretch, Logano went low and was able to get past Gordon going into the first turn. “He crossed over and got into the back of me pretty good,” said Gordon, who took over the points lead. “At that point, I was just thinking, I just want to finish. Looked out my mirror, those guys were racing hard being me. A great, great second-place finish for me.” Kyle Busch finished third, ahead of Brian Vickers and rookie Kyle Larson. Logano, the only driver with topfive finishes in both Texas races last season, got his fourth career victory after leading 108 of 340 laps — six laps more than scheduled. Team Penske joined Stewart-Haas Racing as the only teams with multiple winners this season. C
Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished last in a 43-car field for the first time in seven seasons after driving his car into the rain-saturated infield grass before it shot across the track and slammed into the wall in a fiery crash. He took the blame for the accident on lap 13 that also led to problems for Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson. Johnson had damage on the windshield and front left of his No. 48 car from mud and debris after the Earnhardt crash. Johnson was three laps down by time he got back in the race after his team worked on the car, and the defending Sprint Cup champion also had an issue with a right-side tire before finishing 25th. “I just didn’t know I was that close to the grass and made a mistake,” said Earnhardt, who wasn’t hurt in the crash. He later tweeted: “That wasn’t fun. Sorry 2 the fans of the 88 team. Feel bad for my guys and the 48 team also. Made a mistake there that was costly for every1.”
MINNEAPOLIS — Yoenis Cespedes proved he can play Y through a hurting right heel, giving Scott Kazmir and the Oakland Athletics a spark with a pair of RBIs that helped spoil Minnesota’s home opener. Cespedes has been hobbling around the last few days with the injury, but the team wasn’t worried enough about it to hold him out of the lineup. The Cuban slugger hit a double in the second inning for the first run against Kevin Correia (01) and later had a sacrifice fly.
The race started with 10 caution laps to make sure the 1½-mile highbanked track was dry and suitable for racing after all the rain Sunday that pushed the race back a day. There were still jet dryers on the track during those laps, and the highpressure air from those apparently affected the hood and roof flaps on several cars. Keselowski made four trips down pit road as his crew worked to secure his hood, but he still got to retake his front-row spot next to pole-sitter Tony Stewart for the full green-flag start on lap 11 after NASCAR put the cars in their original starting spots. Stewart led three times for 74 laps, the first he has led this season, and wound up 10th. Earnhardt hadn’t had a last-place finish since the 2007 fall race at Phoenix, a span of 222 races. But he won the season-opening race at Daytona, and has three other top-three finishes in the first six races this year and arrived in Texas as the points leader.
Anaheim takes out Canucks By The Associated Press
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — John Gibson made 18 saves to record a shutout in his NHL debut and the Anaheim Ducks eliminated the Vancouver Canucks from playoff contention with a 3-0 victory Monday night. Daniel Winnik, Kyle Palmieri and Matt Beleskey scored for Anaheim, which is three points ahead of San Jose for first place in the Pacific Division. The 20-year-old Gibson, who led the United States to a gold medal at the 2013 world junior hockey championship, wasn’t tested much but made a huge save on Niklas Jensen to preserve the shutout with about eight minutes gone in the third. Eddie Lack stopped 20 shots in his 19th straight start for Vancouver since the Olympic break. FLAMES 1, DEVILS 0 NEWARK, N.J. — Karri Ramo made 31 saves to record his second NHL shutout as the Calgary Flames topped the New Jersey Devils. Mark Giordano scored for Calgary, which improved to 34-38-7. The Flames are 16-20-4 on the road this season. Cory Schneider stopped 21 of 22 shots for New Jersey, which fell to 34-29-16. New Jersey’s loss also allowed the New York Rangers to clinch a playoff berth. Neither the Flames nor Devils scored until Giordano’s power-play goal 23 seconds into the third as both teams were unable to take advantage of opportunities.
WILD 1, JETS 0 WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Charlie Coyle scored in the second period and Ilya Bryzgalov made 24 saves for his fourth shutout of the season as the Minnesota Wild defeated the Winnipeg Jets. Coyle’s one-timer off a pass from Zach Parise at 1:05 of the second came just after a penalty to Winnipeg defenseman Mark Stuart had expired. The Wild (41-26-12) closed in on a playoff berth in the Western Conference with the win. Minnesota would need to lose its final three games with Phoenix winning four straight in order for the Wild to miss the playoffs. The Jets’ Michael Hutchinson, a M 24-year-old rookie who began the season in the ECHL, made 16 saves in his first K career NHL start with regular backup Al Montoya still dealing with a lower-body injury.
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One key difference in a six-point loss: Kentucky’s 11 missed free throws — a flashback of sorts for coach John Calipari, whose Memphis team blew a late lead against Kansas after missing multiple free throws in the 2008 final. The Wildcats went 13 for 24. UConn went 10 for 10, including Lasan Kromah’s two to seal the game with 25.1 seconds left. “We had our chances to win,” Calipari said. “We’re missing shots, we’re missing free throws. We just didn’t have enough.” Calipari said he decided not to foul at the end “because they’re not missing.” In all, Calipari’s One and Doners got outdone by a more fundamentally sound, moreseasoned group that came into this tournament a seventhseeded afterthought but walked away with the program’s fourth national title since 1999. They were the highest seed to win it all since Rollie Massimino’s eighth-seeded Villanova squad in 1985. Napier and Boatright now go down with Kemba Walker, Emeka Okafor, Rip Hamilton, Ray Allen and all those other UConn greats. This adds to the school’s titles in 1999, 2004 and 2011. “When they say Ray, Rip, Ben, Emeka, Kemba — they’ll soon say Shabazz,” said their former coach, Jim Calhoun, who was in the crowd along with former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and a father-and-son team whose dance to the “Happy” song got huge applause when played on the big screen at AT&T Stadium. The crowd was cheering for UConn at the end. A short year ago, the Huskies were preparing for their first season in the new American Athletic Conference after being booted from the Big East and not welcomed by any
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Chevrolet, accident, 12, 28.9, 1, $73,640.
Duck Commander 500
Monday At Texas Motor Speedway Fort Worth, Texas Lap length: 1.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (10) Joey Logano, Ford, 340 laps, 133 rating, 48 points, $561,881. 2. (12) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 340, 121.7, 43, $364,656. 3. (29) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 340, 113.4, 42, $289,211. 4. (23) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 340, 93.8, 40, $238,370. 5. (14) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 340, 104.7, 39, $202,865. 6. (4) Greg Biffle, Ford, 340, 110.2, 38, $196,910. 7. (26) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 340, 85.6, 37, $192,046. 8. (25) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 340, 100.6, 37, $174,701. 9. (13) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 340, 85.6, 35, $163,824. 10. (1) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 340, 101.2, 35, $190,243. 11. (32) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 340, 92.4, 33, $147,500. 12. (17) Aric Almirola, Ford, 340, 80.4, 32, $168,306. 13. (6) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 340, 101.6, 32, $137,770. 14. (5) Carl Edwards, Ford, 340, 84.9, 30, $143,120. 15. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 340, 123.1, 30, $175,053. 16. (8) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 340, 86.4, 28, $133,815. 17. (15) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 340, 93.9, 27, $156,729. 18. (18) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 340, 72, 26, $149,723. 19. (7) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 339, 75.7, 0, $116,240. 20. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 339, 75.8, 24, $146,260. 21. (20) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 339, 61.1, 23, $162,251. 22. (39) David Gilliland, Ford, 339, 63, 22, $141,773. 23. (33) A J Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 339, 56.5, 21, $129,898. 24. (22) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 339, 62.4, 20, $134,573. 25. (16) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 338, 53, 19, $162,051. 26. (31) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 338, 56.3, 18, $145,140. 27. (24) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 338, 53.2, 17, $115,690. 28. (21) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 338, 59.1, 16, $125,748. 29. (27) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 337, 52.5, 15, $114,162. 30. (28) Michael McDowell, Ford, 335, 56.9, 14, $101,965. 31. (42) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 335, 39.2, 13, $98,540. 32. (30) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 335, 41.5, 12, $100,440. 33. (38) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 334, 40.1, 12, $98,840. 34. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 334, 32.3, 0, $95,240. 35. (43) David Ragan, Ford, 334, 28.7, 9, $107,790. 36. (41) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 333, 33, 8, $92,990. 37. (37) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 332, 36.3, 7, $91,889. 38. (34) David Reutimann, Ford, 332, 39.3, 6, $84,865. 39. (11) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, accident, 327, 60.6, 5, $80,865. 40. (36) Parker Kligerman, Toyota, overheating, 313, 31.6, 4, $76,865. 41. (35) Dave Blaney, Ford, steering, 272, 34.7, 3, $72,865. 42. (3) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, engine, 28, 43.4, 3, $110,173. 43. (19) Dale Earnhardt Jr.,
NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L x-Toronto 45 32 x-Brooklyn 42 34 New York 33 45 Boston 23 54 Philadelphia 17 60 Southeast Division y-Miami 53 23 x-Washington 40 37 x-Charlotte 39 38 Atlanta 34 42 Orlando 22 55 Central Division y-Indiana 53 25 x-Chicago 45 32 Cleveland 31 47 Detroit 28 49 Milwaukee 14 63
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WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division y-San Antonio 60 17 .779 x-Houston 51 25 .671 Dallas 47 31 .603 Memphis 45 32 .584 New Orleans 32 45 .416 Northwest Division y-Oklahoma City 55 2 1 .724 — x-Portland 50 28 .641 Minnesota 38 38 .500 Denver 33 44 .429 Utah 24 53 .312 Pacific Division y-L.A. Clippers 55 23 .705 Golden State 48 29 .623 Phoenix 46 31 .597 Sacramento 27 50 .351 L.A. Lakers 25 52 .325 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division
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Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Detroit at Atlanta, 3:30 p.m. San Antonio at Minnesota, 4 p.m. Brooklyn at Miami, 4 p.m. Dallas at Utah, 5 p.m. Oklahoma City at Sacramento, 6 p.m. Houston at L.A. Lakers, 6:30 p.m. All Times ADT
NCAA Women FINAL FOUR At Nashville, Tenn. National Semifinals Sunday, April 6 Notre Dame 87, Maryland 61 UConn 75, Stanford 56 National Championship Tuesday, April 8 Notre Dame (37-0) vs. UConn (39-0), 4:30 p.m. ADT
NCAA Men FINAL FOUR At AT&T Stadium Arlington, Texas National Semifinals Saturday, April 5 UConn 63, Florida 53 Kentucky 74, Wisconsin 73 National Championship Monday, April 7 UConn 60, Kentucky 54
Baseball AL Standings
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Jimenez, Britton (5), R.Webb (7) and Wieters; Kuroda, Thornton (7), Phelps (7), Warren (8), Kelley (9) and McCann. W_Kuroda 1-1. L_Jimenez 0-2. Sv_Kelley (1).
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Monday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 4, Baltimore 2 L.A. Angels 9, Houston 1 Oakland 8, Minnesota 3 San Diego at Cleveland, ppd., rain Boston 5, Texas 1 Kansas City 4, Tampa Bay 2 Colorado 8, Chicago White Sox 1 Tuesday’s Games Baltimore (W.Chen 0-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Nova 1-0), 9:05 a.m. Texas (M.Perez 0-0) at Boston (Doubront 1-0), 2:10 p.m. San Diego (T.Ross 0-1) at Cleveland (Kluber 0-1), 3:05 p.m. Houston (Oberholtzer 0-1) at Toronto (Buehrle 1-0), 3:07 p.m. Tampa Bay (Archer 1-0) at Kansas City (Ventura 0-0), 4:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Quintana 0-0) at Colorado (Morales 0-0), 4:40 p.m. Detroit (Scherzer 0-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Haren 1-0), 6:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (H.Santiago 0-1) at Seattle (Paxton 1-0), 6:10 p.m. All Times ADT
East Division W Miami 5 Atlanta 4 Washington 4 Philadelphia 3 New York 2 Central Division Milwaukee 4 Pittsburgh 4 St. Louis 4 Chicago 2 Cincinnati 2 West Division San Francisco 5 Los Angeles 5 Colorado 4 San Diego 2 Arizona 2
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Monday’s Games Milwaukee at Philadelphia, ppd., rain St. Louis 5, Cincinnati 3 San Diego at Cleveland, ppd., rain Colorado 8, Chicago White Sox 1 Tuesday’s Games Milwaukee (Lohse 0-1) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 0-0), 12:05 p.m. Arizona (Cahill 0-2) at San Francisco (Hudson 1-0), 12:35 p.m. Miami (H.Alvarez 0-1) at Washington (G.Gonzalez 1-0), 3:05 p.m. San Diego (T.Ross 0-1) at Cleveland (Kluber 0-1), 3:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Colon 0-1) at Atlanta (Harang 1-0), 3:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Morton 0-0) at Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 0-0), 4:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Bailey 0-1) at St. Louis (Lynn 1-0), 4:15 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Quintana 0-0) at Colorado (Morales 0-0), 4:40 p.m. Detroit (Scherzer 0-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Haren 1-0), 6:10 p.m. All Times ADT
of the so-called power conferences. Calhoun, who built the program, left because of health problems. And most damaging — the NCAA ban triggered an exodus of five key players to the NBA or other schools. Napier stuck around. So did Boatright. And Calhoun’s replacement, Kevin Ollie, figured out how to make their grit, court sense and loyalty pay off. “It’s not about going to the next level, it’s not about going to the pros, but playing for your university, playing for your teammates,” Niels Giffey said. “And I’m so proud of all the guys on this team that stuck with this team.” They were one step ahead of Kentucky all night, holding off furious rally after furious rally. Kentucky’s biggest push started when James Young (20 points, seven rebounds) posterized Amida Brimah with a monster dunk to start a three-point play and trigger an 8-0 run. In the middle of that, Boatright, who shut down Harrison’s twin brother, Andrew, most of the night, twisted his left ankle while receiving an innocuous-looking pass from Napier. He called a timeout. Got it worked on and came back out. “I’ve got a lot of heart and I wasn’t coming out,” Boatright said. “We put in too much work all year for me to give up on an ankle sprain.” Napier and Giffey made 3s on UConn’s two possessions after the timeout, and that onepoint lead was back up to five — fairly comfortable by this tight, taut, buzzer-beating tournament’s standards. The big question in Kentucky is what will happen to all those freshmen. Julius Randle (10 points, six rebounds) is a lottery pick if he leaves for the NBA. Young and the Harrison brothers could be firstrounders. The big question is whether they’ll want to leave on this note. “I think all these kids are coming back, so I think we should be good,” Calipari deadpanned, getting big laughs. C
Angels 9, Astros 1
C.Wilson, Frieri (9) and Iannetta; Cosart, Peacock (7) and Corporan. W_C.Wilson 1-1. L_Cosart 1-1. HRs_Los Angeles, Calhoun (2). Houston, Corporan (1).
Athletics 8, Twins 3 Oak. 023 001 200—8 10 0 Min. 012 000 000—3 6 0 Kazmir, Abad (7), Otero (8), Cook (9) and D.Norris; Correia, Deduno (6) and K.Suzuki. W_Kazmir 2-0. L_Correia 0-1. HRs_Oakland, D.Norris (1).
Red Sox 5, Rangers 1 Tex. 000 100 000—1 8 2 Bos. 010 100 03x—5 14 1 Scheppers, Figueroa (6), Rosin (7), Tolleson (8) and Arencibia; Lackey, Capuano (8), Uehara (9) and Pierzynski. W_Lackey 2-0. L_Scheppers 0-1.
Royals 4, Rays 2 TB KC
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M.Moore, C.Ramos (5), H.Bell (6) and Hanigan; Vargas, G.Holland (9) and S.Perez. W_Vargas 1-0. L_M.Moore 0-2. Sv_G.Holland (3). HRs_Tampa Bay, Zobrist (1).
Rockies 8, White Sox 1 Ch. 000 000 100—1 5 1 Co. 111 031 01x—8 13 0 Paulino, D.Webb (5), Petricka (7) and Flowers; Lyles, Ottavino (7), Bettis (8), Belisle (9) and Rosario. W_Lyles 2-0. L_Paulino 0-1. HRs_Colorado, C.Gonzalez (3), Tulowitzki (1).
Cardinals 5, Reds 3 Cin. 000 010 002—3 10 1 SL 300 000 20x—5 9 0 Cingrani, Christiani (5), T.Bell (7), Partch (7) and B.Pena; Wacha, C.Martinez (7), Siegrist (8), Rosenthal (9) and Y.Molina. W_ Wacha 1-0. L_Cingrani 0-1.
Hockey NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L z-Boston 78 53 18 x-Montreal 79 45 27 x-Tampa Bay 78 42 27 Detroit 78 37 27 Toronto 79 38 33 Ottawa 78 33 31 Florida 79 28 43 Buffalo 78 21 48 Metropolitan Division y-Pittsburgh 79 50 24 x-N.Y. Rangers 79 43 31 Philadelphia 78 40 29 Columbus 78 40 31 New Jersey 79 34 29 Washington 78 35 30 Carolina 78 34 33 N.Y. Islanders 78 31 36
OT Pts GF GA 7 113 251 167 7 97 212 199 9 93 229 211 14 88 211 222 8 84 229 248 14 80 226 261 8 64 188 258 9 51 150 234 5 105 240 197 5 91 212 190 9 89 220 220 7 87 219 207 16 84 191 201 13 83 222 236 11 79 196 215 11 73 215 258
WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division x-St. Louis 78 52 19 7 111 245 177 x-Colorado 78 50 21 7 107 239 209 x-Chicago 79 45 19 15 105 259 207 Minnesota 79 41 26 12 94 196 194 Dallas 78 38 29 11 87 227 221 Nashville 78 35 32 11 81 198 231 Winnipeg 80 35 35 10 80 220 233 Pacific Division x-Anaheim 79 51 20 8 110 254 202 x-San Jose 79 49 21 9 107 239 192 x-Los Angeles 79 45 28 6 96 197 166 Phoenix 78 36 28 14 86 209 221 Vancouver 79 35 33 11 81 187 213 Calgary 79 34 38 7 75 201 228 Edmonton 79 28 42 9 65 197 261 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conference Monday’s Games Calgary 1, New Jersey 0 Minnesota 1, Winnipeg 0 Anaheim 3, Vancouver 0 Tuesday’s Games Detroit at Buffalo, 3 p.m. Ottawa at N.Y. Islanders, 3 p.m. Carolina at N.Y. Rangers, 3 p.m. Phoenix at Columbus, 3 p.m. Toronto at Tampa Bay, 3:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Florida, 3:30 p.m. Washington at St. Louis, 4 p.m. Boston at Minnesota, 4 p.m. Nashville at Dallas, 4:30 p.m. Colorado at Edmonton, 5:30 p.m. All Times ADT
Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Acquired RHP Preston Guilmet from Cleveland for OF Torsten Boss, and optioned him to Norfolk (IL). Transferred OF Nolan Reimold to the 60day DL. BOSTON RED SOX — Signed INF Ryan Roberts. Optioned INF Brock Holt to Pawtucket (IL). Transferred RHP Steven Wright to the 60-day DL. CLEVELAND INDIANS — Traded LHP Colt Hynes to the L.A. Dodgers for RHP Duke von Schamann. Promoted Court Berry-Tripp to assistant director of baseball information. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Placed LHP Tim Collins and LHP Francisley Bueno on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Michael Mariot and LHP Donnie Joseph from Omaha (PCL). MINNESOTA TWINS — Placed INF-OF Jason Bartlett on the 15day DL. Recalled C-OF Chris Herrmann from Rochester (IL). NEW YORK YANKEES — Traded INF Eduardo Nunez to Minnesota for LHP Miguel Sulbaran. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Optioned RHP Evan Scribner to Sacramento (PCL). Reinstated RHP Ryan Cook from the 15-day DL. Sent OF Craig Gentry to Sacramento (PCL) for a rehab assignment. TEXAS RANGERS — Placed LHP Joe Saunders on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Saturday. Recalled RHP Daniel McCutchen from Frisco (Texas). National League CINCINNATI REDS — Reinstated C Devin Mesoraco from the 15-day DL. Optioned C Tucker Barnhart to Louisville (IL). COLORADO ROCKIES — Optioned OF Corey Dickerson to Colorado Springs (PCL). Reinstated LHP Boone Logan from the 15-day
DL. LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Designated OF Mike Baxter for assignment. Optioned RHP Colt Hynes to Albuquerque (PCL). Sent RHP Chad Billingsley to Rancho Cucamonga (Cal) for a rehab assignment. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CHICAGO BULLS — Signed G-F Ronnie Brewer for the remainder of the season. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS — Signed G-F Adonis Thomas to a 10-day contract. FOOTBALL National Football League CAROLINA PANTHERS — Signed WR Jason Avant to a one-year contract. DETROIT LIONS — Signed CB Cassius Vaughn to a one-year contract. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS —Retained S Rafael Bush by matching the offer from Atlanta. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Signed S Major Wright and WR Lavelle Hawkins. Released LB Marvin Booker. TENNESSEE TITANS — Waived DE Adewale Ojomo. Canadian Football League B.C. LIONS — Signed QB Steven Jyles. WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Named Cory McDiarmid linebackers coach. Signed DL-LB Louie Richardson and RB Nic Grigsby. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL — Suspended Philadelphia F Zac Rinaldo four games for an illegal check to the head of Buffalo D Chad Ruhwedel during an April 6 game. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Recalled F Jack Skille from Springfield (AHL). FLORIDA PANTHERS — Recalled F Drew Shore from San Antonio (AHL). Reassigned F Bobby Butler to San Antonio. NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Reassigned F Colton Sissons to Milwaukee (AHL). NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Recalled F Brett Gallant from Bridgeport (AHL) on an emergency basis. Returned F Johan Sundstrom to Bridgeport. NEW YORK RANGERS — Recalled F Jesper Fast from Hartford (AHL). PHOENIX COYOTES — Signed D Justin Hache to a three-year entrylevel contract. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Promoted chief operating officer Steve Griggs to president. Signed vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman to a four-year contract extension. WINNIPEG JETS — Called up F Carl Klingberg from the St. John’s (AHL). COLLEGE ARIZONA STATE — Announced Eric Musselman, men’s associate head basketball coach, is leaving the program to pursue other opportunities. AUBURN — Named Chuck Person men’s assistant basketball coach. IOWA STATE — Announced men’s junior basketball C Percy Gibson is transferring following the end of the spring semester. MANHATTAN — Named Matt Grady men’s interim basketball coach until men’s basketball coach Steve Masiello receives his degree from the University of Kentucky.
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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
General Employment Sand Filter & Hydro-blaster Operator Teck Alaska Incorporated, Red Dog Operations, one of the world's largest producers of zinc concentrate, is recruiting for a temporary nonexempt Sand Filter Operator with hydro-blasting experience. Red Dog Mine, located in NW Alaska, is a large, technically challenging open pit mine, mill and port facility. It is a remote, but modern and well-equipped fly-in fly-out operation that provides free room and board for employees, and regular transportation to and from Anchorage and surrounding regional villages. More information on Red Dog Mine is avalable at www.teck.com Please go to www.nana.com to apply.
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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 Zillow.com. Please call 398-8161; 24 hr notice requested for viewing. Owner financing not available.
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2-BEDROOM 6 miles north of Kenai. $850. per month plus electric & deposit. No pets. Coin operated laundry on site. (907)262-7248. 329 SOHI LANE 2-bedroom, carport, storage, heat, cable, tax included, $875. (907)262-5760 (907)398-0497 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.
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Homes BEAUTIFUL 1-Bedroom home, large kitchen/ bath on 5 acres. Walk to beach, Happy Valley area. $750. month plus deposit. (907)399-2992 WHY RENT ????? Why rent when you can own, many low down & zero down payment programs available. Let me help you achieve the dream of home ownership. Call Now !!! Ken Scott, #AK203469. (907)395-4527 or cellular, (907)690-0220. Alaska USA Mortgage Company, #AK157293.
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IN THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE STATE OF ALASKA THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT AT KENAI In the Matter of the Estate
) ) of ) ) VARVARA (BARBARA) SEDIAKINA-LARSON, ) ) Deceased. ) ) PR/E
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE STATE OF ALASKA THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT AT KENAI In the Matter of the Dissolution of the marriage of: MONICA MAY KATCHATAG
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SCOTT KATCHATAG Case No: 3KN-14-00206CI
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented to the undersigned Personal Representative of the estate, at the Law Office of DALE DOLIFKA, P.O. Box 498, Soldotna, Alaska, 99669. DATED this 3rd day of April, 2014. PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE KATHLEEN ADELLE GENCO 1667/6090
NOTICE TO ABSENT SPOUSE TO: SCOTT KATCHATAG You are hereby notified that a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage was filed in this court by MONICA MAY KATCHATAG on 03/10/2014. The petition states that an incompatibility of temperament has caused the irremediable breakdown of your marriage and that your whereabouts are unknown. You must make your whereabouts know to the court at this address: Kenai Trial Court 125 Trading Bay Drive Suite 100 Kenai, AK 99611
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The public is encouraged to provide comments on the State of Alaska (except Anchorage) Housing and Community Development Annual Action Plan for SFY2015. The Annual Action Plan is required to receive federal funds for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG ), the Emergency Shelter/Solutions Grant ( ESG) and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). The Plan Draft includes general principles and priorities for use of these funds; description of the lead entity responsible for the Plan; citizen participation/consultation; housing needs assessment for the homeless, specific income groups, special needs groups, and lead-based paint hazards; housing market analysis including homeless facilities, special needs facilities and services, and barriers to fair housing. It also provides a strategy for meeting the identified needs, addressing barriers to fair housing and lead-based paint hazards; non-housing community development plan; anti-poverty strategy; analysis of institutional structure and its coordination; public housing resident initiatives; and low-income housing tax credit use. The SFY2015 Annual Action Plan is the fifth annual implementation of the current 5-Year HCD Plan. The draft specifically details how CDBG, ESG and HOME annual funding allocations will be used to carry out the strategy of the HCD Plan. It includes information on state programs that enhance these HUD programs. The SFY2015 Annual Action Plan (draft) will be available for public comment from March 21, 2014 through close of business (5:00 p.m. Alaska time) on April 20, 2014. Submit comments in writing to Oscar Cedano at AHFC; PO Box 101020, Anchorage, AK, 99510-1020; by FAX at 1-907-338-2585; or by e-mail to email@example.com. View the Plan at www.ahfc.us by selecting â€œFor Pros,â€? â€œReference,â€? â€œPlansâ€? then clicking on the link to the Plan by name. This document can also be reached by following this link: http://www.ahfc.us/rent/plans/. Hardcopies may be downloaded or requested by contacting Toni Butler at 330-8280; outside of Anchorage at 1-800-478-2432. AHFC complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Individuals with disabilities who may need auxiliary aids or special modifications to participate in the public comment process should call Toni Butler at 330-8280. PUBLISHED: 4/8, 2014
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Failure to do so within 30 days after the last date of publication/ posting of this notice may result in the court granting a decree of dissolution of marriage as requested in the petition. 3/12/14 Date
By: KWalton Deputy Clerk
PUBLISH: 3/18, 25, 4/1, 8, 2014
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Daughter has no obligation to explain mother’s suicide DEAR ABBY: My mother committed suicide when I was a child. She was severely depressed, and although she sought professional help, the worst happened. When conversing with acquaintances, the subject often turns to family, and I will say that my mother “passed away” when I was young. Most of the time they proceed to ask me how she died. Abby, this is a personal family matter. I do not wish to reveal what really happened. I usually reply that she was very ill, but some nosy people persist in pressing for more information. How should I respond without being rude? — LOYAL OHIO READER DEAR READER: You’re under no obligation to reveal personal information that makes you uncomfortable. Simply say, “That’s a very personal question, and I’d rather not discuss it.” Then change the subject.
the smaller booth and find women hanging around in the dressing room. In many cases, I have heard women actually IN the booths with men who are getting dressed, giggling — or, even more annoying, shouting out orders about sizes, styles, etc. Men are not allowed in women’s dressing rooms. When I have expressed my concern to salesclerks, Abigail Van Buren they look at me like I’m crazy. Am I the only one who thinks women do not belong in men’s dressing rooms? — CIVILIZED SHOPPER DEAR SHOPPER: I don’t know how long it has been between shopping trips for you, but your thinking is outdated. Today some stores have unisex DEAR ABBY: Since when has it been considered dressing rooms, and men’s and women’s departOK for women to be in men’s dressing rooms in de- ments employ both male and female sales associpartment stores? I have seen a lot of this during the ates. It is not unusual for couples to shop together last year. I’m not a prude, and I understand that most — and if something doesn’t fit, for the spouse to go men change in private booths, shielded from view of and find something in the correct size. strangers. Still, I am disturbed when I come out of While you may not be the only one who thinks
Start practicing. Tonight: Happy at home. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH Handle a situation before it gets too overwhelming. You have a lot to do, but know that a partner will lend a hand. Express your determination by tapping into your ingenuity. Be more forthright with a child or new friend. Tonight: Out and about. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHH Be aware of the costs of proceeding as you have been. Someone you care about finally will share why he or she is so irritable. You might want to express your understanding, even though you have much more to say. Avoid pushing this person away. Tonight: Out shopping. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH You beam and draw positive results, especially with a legal or travel matter. Someone at a distance could play a significant role in upcoming plans. You might be feistier than you realize. Be careful with a domestic issue. Tonight: Do what makes you happy. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHH You might feel a little down or taken aback by a situation that surrounds you. One-on-one relating could provide important information that will allow you to make a better decision. Do not fight about a financial issue; instead, find a way to solve it. Tonight: Visit over dinner. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH You might want to defer to others with a personal matter right now, especially if your temper is short. Realize what is going on with your long-term goals. Use caution with money commitments. Tonight: Have a quiet chat with a
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women don’t belong in men’s dressing rooms, I believe you are in the minority. DEAR ABBY: I’m a 46-year-old female cancer survivor. My hair used to be long, thick and naturally wavy. Because of the high-dose chemotherapy and radiation to treat my lymphoma, I lost all my hair. It has grown back, but it’s thin, spotty and ugly. I have tried everything on the market, including foams, sprays, expensive hair clubs, etc., but nothing has worked. Recently I started wearing a wig. It is natural-looking and stylish, and I feel confident again. I get lots of compliments on the cut and color. My question is, when people ask who my stylist is, I’m not sure how to answer. I have been referring them to a friend who is a stylist, but I feel dishonest. However, I don’t want to reveal my secret. What would you do? — UNDER THE RUG IN CALIFORNIA DEAR UNDER THE RUG: Talk to the person who styles your wig for you and explain that you are receiving many compliments. Ask if you can refer other clients — but express that if you do, you would like the fact that you wear a wig kept strictly confidential. That’s how I’d handle it. Hairdressers are privy to secrets of all kinds, and they’re very good at keeping them (with rare exceptions).
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Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Cancer if born before 5:50 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Leo. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, April 8, 2014: This year you open up to new possibilities. There seems to be an element of drama mixed in with your charisma and high creativity. As of mid-July, you will be close to unstoppable in whatever you do. Think in terms of accomplishing one of your longterm dreams. If you are single, new doors open up to you, which allows different people to enter your life. You could find yourself drawn to someone you normally would not be attracted to. This experience will be an eye-opener. If you are attached, the two of you enjoy more time away together this spring. To onlookers, you will appear to be newlyweds. You certainly will be acting like it. LEO adds to the fun of nearly any situation. 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) HHHHYou’ll see a definite improvement from yesterday, as far as people’s moods go. You are capable of unusual understanding, so use those skills today to help someone get past a restriction. This person will not be able to thank you enough. Tonight: Ever playful. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHH Stay on top of a domestic matter, regardless of what happens. You could feel overburdened by an offer that actually could be more of a problem than a solution. You could have difficulty telling the other party “No thank you.”
close friend. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH You could be concerned about a boss or parent. You often worry about this person’s judgment. Know that you can’t change the path that he or she is on. Express your acceptance, and hopefully the same attitude will be extended to you. Tonight: Count on a late night. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHHH Reach out to someone at a distance who helps you relax and adds to your creativity. Be more forthright with how you handle a personal situation. Detach and worry less about others’ reactions. Tonight: Relax to great music. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHHYou could see a situation arise with a partner that involves money and choices. You might feel confused about your direction and your needs. Ask questions, and you will find direction and clarity. The other party will give you powerful feedback. Tonight: Dinner for two. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHHHYou’ll find others to be quite sure of themselves as they approach you. One-on-one relating will provide you with important information, as long as you can detach. Try to see the big picture. Investigate alternatives that surround a purchase. Tonight: Sort through offers. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH You have a lot to get done, and you will achieve the results you want. You could be taken aback by what a partner says, but make a point of not focusing on his or her mood. Your natural charisma will speak to others. Tonight: Put your feet up.
A signature set of opinions Dear Readers: Many of you wrote in about the column regarding whether you should sign the back of your credit card. Most of you do not sign the back, and instead write “Check ID” on it. However, the credit-card companies state that you should sign. Here are some of your comments: Vel W., via email, said, “I worked in a bank for 12 years and always advised my clients to sign, because while someone in possession of their card could practice their signature if it’s signed, without a signature, they can sign your name themselves and then match it every time.” Todd D., via email, said, “It has been my experience that the post office will not accept a credit card that has not been signed.” (Heloise here: This is true! However, you can use a debit card without signature by using the personal identification number, or PIN).” Ed K. in Texas wrote: “I never sign the back of my cards, but instead, I clearly print ‘REQUEST ID.’ Occasionally, a merchant actually looks at the back and does.” — Heloise Helping hand Dear Heloise: I recently broke my right wrist (and I’m right-handed). I found that a piece of the rubber strips used to keep throw rugs from slipping is great on the kitchen counter for one-handed opening of previously opened jars and bottles. It also kept my coffee mug from sliding while filling and stirring. I keep a long strip on the counter while my husband is at work, and then move it out of the way when he gets home. I even have used the long strips on my clothes dryer to keep the detergent and other bottles from traveling. — Lois H. in Virginia
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Pets vie for mayor in Colorado fundraiser DIVIDE, Colo. (AP) — The Teller County Regional Animal Shelter’s chief operating officer knows she’s not supposed to have favorites, but she wants soulfuleyed blood hound Pa Kettle to be mayor. This unincorporated mountain town doesn’t have a human mayor. In all, 11 animals are competing for the unofficial title in an online race to raise funds for the shelter, and awareness for groups like Teller County Search
and Rescue, for whom Pa Kettle works. Each vote means $1 for the shelter, and voters click from around the country. Voting began in February and chief operating officer Mary Steinbeiser says about $9,000 had been raised by Monday, a day before the fundraiser ends. That will pay for scores of spaying or neutering operations. Steinbeiser says she likes Pa Kettle because she’s a fan of hounds.
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Lucky Puppy Popeye, a Shih Tzu, is photographed on March 12, in Spearfish, S.D. The dog narrowly escaped the talons of an eagle that swooped down into a fenced backyard. The dog was roaming his backyard last weekend when a bald eagle spotted the dog and swept down for an easy meal. The bird’s talons didn’t catch, though, and the eagle ended up only bowling over the little dog.
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