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TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014 Soldotna-Kenai, Alaska

Vol. 44, Issue 173

Question Do you think the borough assembly should reconsider assembly member compensation? n Yes; or n No. To place your vote and comment, visit our Web site at www. peninsulaclarion. com. Results and selected comments will be posted each Tuesday in the Clarion, and a new question will be asked. Suggested questions may be submitted online or e-mailed to

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Senate passes education bill Conference committee to hammer out differences between Senate, House By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press

JUNEAU — The Alaska Senate passed a broad-ranging education bill Monday, but the issue of how to address public education in the state — and funding, in particular — remained to be resolved in an extended legislative session. The House and Senate each appointed negotiators for a conference committee on the bill before adjourning Monday evening, guaranteeing at least one more day in Juneau.

Resolution on education was needed to close out the capital budget because additional funding could be attached to the budget. The House, which powered through bills over the last week or so in sessions sometimes lasting late in the day, had two Senate bills on its calendar Monday, including the budget and some concurrence votes. It considered amendments to the budget after gaveling in Monday afternoon. Sunday was supposed to be the end of the scheduled 90day session. But education be-

came a sticking point between the House and Senate in the waning days. While voters approved the 90-day limit — and many lawmakers in the past have been loath to violate that in the past — the constitution allows for up to 121 days. Lawmakers decided to just keep plowing ahead. The House and Senate each adjourned after 4 a.m. Monday. Some lawmakers were antsy AP Photo/Becky Bohrer to get their work done; Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, Sens. Lesil McGuire, left, and John Coghill, the majority leader, R-North Pole, said he hoped to speak with Senate President Charlie Huggins during a break in See BILL, page A-6 floor debate on an education bill on Monday in Juneau.

Agrium dropped from tax credit measure

In the news Coast Guard rescues 3 from ship south of Kodiak





ANCHORAGE (AP) — The Coast Guard has hoisted three injured crewmen from a Liberian-flagged ship about 200 miles south of Kodiak. The men were injured when a large wave hit the 587-foot cargo ship Copacabana on Sunday. Coast Guard Petty Officer Shawn Eggert said Monday evening that two Jayhawk helicopter crews transported the men to Kodiak to meet commercial medical flight services, which flew the men to medical care in Anchorage. The ship was about 500 miles south of Kodiak when the wave hit. The men reportedly received multiple injuries, and a Coast Guard flight surgeon recommended they receive a higher level of care than was available on the ship. The ship was told to alter course toward Kodiak for a rendezvous. A flight surgeon and a health services technician trained in emergency care accompanied the helicopter crews to provide in-flight medical care.

Correction In the Connection inserted in Sunday’s Clarion, the meeting time for the Soldotna City Council was listed incorrectly. The Soldotna City Council meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. The Clarion regrets the error.

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By KAYLEE OSOWSKI Peninsula Clarion

Under the influence

Above and left, Trooper Ronnie Simons gives resident Zach Moore a fake sobriety test during a “Drunk Goggles” presentation Thursday at the KPC Residence Hall. The goggles simulate what it’s like to be inebriated.

Students get lesson on effects of alcohol By KELLY SULLIVAN Peninsula Clarion

Soles shoulder-width apart, the unyielding, uniformed frame of Alaska State Trooper Jason Woodruff stood before a silent group of Kenai Peninsula College residents. “Don’t ask any funny questions,” Woodruff said. “But we’ll answer you straight, we won’t blow smoke.”

To his right, pairs of plastic facial masks sat on a table. Each simulated varying degrees of what it’s like to be inebriated. Woodruff led the pilot program “Drunk Goggles,” an educational presentation. Fellow troopers Matt Wertanen and Ronnie Simons assisted Woodruff in the event Thursday in the KPC residence hall multipurpose room. The

Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion

See DRUNK, page A-6

Lawmakers approved tax credit bill for Alaska refineries during deliberations Sunday night, but excluded the Agrium Corp. fertilizer plant in Nikiski from the plan. House Bill 287 was originally introduced by Gov. Sean Parnell to aid in-state refineries. As passed, companies may receive 40 percent of “qualified infrastructure expenditures incurred” which includes “in-state purchase, installation or modification of tangible personal property for the in-state manufacture or in-state transport of refined petroleum products or petroleum-based feedstock.” House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, proposed an amendment to include Agrium during a Rules committee meeting on Wednesday by adding the words “hydrocarbon processing facility” as a part of qualified infrastructure. Agrium is considering reopening its Nikiski location, which stopped producing fertilizer and ammonia from natural gas in 2007. The restart is estimated to cost $200 million. Chenault said he’s “not real happy” that the bill passed without Agrium. “It maybe would have helped with bringing Agrium back,” Chenault said. … “We’re going to continue to work with Agrium to see if there’s something that, if we need to do it, that it helps them and brings back See AGRIUM, page A-6

Woman indicted for Resolution in gas dispute pending Kenai shooting incident mission chair Cathy Foerster 30 percent of the gas from the By DAN BALMER Peninsula Clarion

A Sterling woman arrested in a shooting incident outside of the Kenai Walmart last November has been indicted on three felony charges. On Friday, a Kenai Grand Jury indicted Ashley Nelund, 28, for misconduct involving weapons in the second-degree, a class B felony, and two counts

of assault in the third-degree, a class C felony. Nelund was originally charged with attempted murder in the first-degree, first-degree attempted assault and seconddegree misconduct involving weapons after Kenai Police alleged she fired multiple gunshots at an occupied vehicle in the Walmart parking lot on Nov. 1, 2013. See INDICT, page A-6

By ELWOOD BREHMER Morris News Service-Alaska Alaska Journal of Commerce

A dispute between Buccaneer Energy, Cook Inlet Region Inc. and the State of Alaska over natural gas royalties from Kenai Peninsula wells could be resolved within a month, according to the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. At a Monday hearing, comC


said if the groups could not reach a settlement within 30 days the commission would act as an arbitrator and make a ruling. Cook Inlet Region Inc., or CIRI, claims that two Buccaneer wells — the KL 1-1 and KL 1-3 wells — on the company’s Kenai Loop pad have been draining gas from beneath a nearby CIRI-owned parcel and that it is entitled to

wells. Buccaneer does not dispute that the draining is occurring. None of the four Kenai Loop wells are on CIRI property, however, and while Buccaneer has lease agreements with the state and the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, the groups do not have a pooling agreement for the gas or subsequent royalties in See GAS, page A-6





A-2 Peninsula Clarion, Tuesday, April 22, 2014

AccuWeather 5-day forecast for Kenai-Soldotna

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10:19 a.m. (17.3) 11:51 p.m. (16.9)

5:19 a.m. (4.9) 6:02 p.m. (1.5)

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8:25 a.m. (15.4) 9:57 p.m. (15.0)

2:24 a.m. (5.0) 3:07 p.m. (1.6)

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1:03 a.m. (3.7) 1:53 p.m. (0.5)

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1:29 a.m. (26.9) 1:19 p.m. (26.7)

7:56 a.m. (6.9) 8:35 p.m. (2.6)

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From the Peninsula Clarion in Kenai

24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. 0.00" Month to date ........................... 0.28" Normal month to date ............. 0.39" Year to date .............................. 2.91" Normal year to date ................. 2.87" Record today ................. 0.56" (1974) Record for April ............ 2.21" (1955) Record for year ............ 27.09" (1963)

Juneau 56/34

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Showers and thunderstorms will move into the East today while warm and dry weather will be over the Plains and into the Southwest. Low pressure will spread rain over the Northwest.

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KATMANDU, Nepal — Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal’s ethnic Sherpa community. Nepal’s government said late Monday it would consider the Sherpa’s demands for more insurance money, more financial aid for the families of the victims, the formation of a relief fund and regulations that would ensure climbers’ rights. A committee formed with guides, rescuers and others will make its recommendations Tuesday, said Maddhu Sudan Burlakoti, head of the mountaineering department. A total Sherpa boycott could critically disrupt the Everest climbing season, which is key to the livelihood of thousands of Nepali guides and porters. Everest climbers have long relied on Sherpas for everything from hauling gear to cooking

food to high-altitude guiding. At least 13 Sherpas were killed when a block of ice tore loose from the mountain and triggered a cascade that ripped through teams of guides hauling gear. Three Sherpas missing in Friday’s avalanche are presumed dead. “Right now, I can’t even think of going back to the mountain,” said Tashi Dorje, whose cousin was killed. “We have not just lost our family members, but it is a loss for the whole mountaineering community and the country.” Hundreds of people lined the streets of Nepal’s capital, Katmandu, on Monday as the bodies of six of the victims were driven in open trucks decorated with Buddhist flags. During the cremation ceremony, dozens of nuns chanted for the victims’ souls to be released as the bodies were covered in pine branches. A daughter of one of the climbers fainted and was taken to the hospital. While the work on Everest is dangerous, it has also become

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Valdez Kenai/ 46/33 Soldotna Homer

Cold Bay 46/34


High ............................................... 54 Low ................................................ 28 Normal high .................................. 48 Normal low .................................... 29 Record high ....................... 57 (2007) Record low ........................... 5 (1972)

Kenai/ Soldotna 54/30 Seward 50/34 Homer 50/34

Anchorage 54/36

Bethel 55/32

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Results are not scientific

The following comments were submitted by our readers: “No doubt that this poll will be greatly skewed by the save the pool foundation, a vocal minority group that likes to use this pool but wants everyone else to pay for it. That said, the remaining pools in the area could easily accommodate the user load in this area.” C




the most sought-after work for many Sherpas. A top high-altitude guide can earn $6,000 in a three-month climbing season, nearly 10 times Nepal’s $700 average annual salary. The avalanche came just as climbing was to begin in earnest, with mountaineers set to begin moving above base camp and slowly acclimatizing to the altitude on the world’s highest mountain. Most attempts to reach the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) summit occur in mid-May, when weather is at its most favorable. Since the avalanche, the Sherpas have expressed anger that there has not been a bigger response from Nepal’s government, which profits from the permit fees charged to the climbing expeditions. Ang Tshering of the Nepal Mountaineering Association said about 400 foreign climbers from 39 expedition teams are on the mountain with an equal number of Sherpa guides, along with many more support staff such as cooks, cleaners and porters in the base camp.

The Tourism Ministry, which handles the mountaineering affairs, said it has not been told of any cancellations by expedition teams. Katmandu-based Alpine Everest Guides hoped to hire new Sherpas to continue its expedition after six of its guides died or went missing in the avalanche, agency representative Ishwor Poudel said. Those plans would be difficult if a mass boycott occurred. Some Sherpas had already left the mountain by Monday, either joining the boycott or mourning their friends and colleagues. The government has announced an emergency aid of 40,000 rupees ($415) for the families of the deceased climbers, but the Sherpas are demanding better treatment. The “Sherpa guides are heating up, emotions are running wild and demands are being made to the government to share the wealth with the Sherpa people,” said a blog post by Tim and Becky Rippel.

Monday Stocks Company Final Change Agrium Inc............... 93.60 +0.50 Alaska Air Group...... 92.62 -0.32 ACS...........................1.89 — Apache Corp........... 85.80 +0.69 AT&T........................ 36.06 +0.02 Baker Hughes.......... 70.25 +1.92 BP ........................... 49.03 +0.15 Chevron.................. 124.24 +0.56 ConocoPhillips..........74.60 -0.17 ExxonMobil............. 100.93 +0.51 1st Natl. Bank AK...1,736.00 +1.00 Fred Meyer.............. 44.71 +0.43 GCI.......................... 10.60 -0.05 Halliburton............... 62.92 +2.02 Harley-Davidson.......67.54 +0.90 Home Depot.............77.96 +0.87 Key Bank................. 13.63 +0.07 McDonald’s.............. 99.67 -0.58 National Oilwell........ 82.44 +0.07 Shell Oil................... 75.58 -0.12 Safeway................... 34.16 +0.04 Schlumberger..........101.80 +1.89 Tesoro...................... 53.27 +0.39 Walmart....................77.60 -0.06 Wells Fargo.............. 49.12 +0.19 Gold closed............ 1,290.18 -4.13 Silver closed............ 19.43 -.18 Dow Jones avg..... 16,449.25 +40.71 NASDAQ................ 4,121.55 +26.03

Oil Prices Friday’s prices not available

S&P 500................ 1,871.89 +7.04 Stock prices provided by the Kenai Peninsula Edward Jones offices.









Peninsula Clarion, Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Around the Peninsula

Obituary Mary Jane Kitchens

Earth Day Celebration at KPC

Mary Jane Kitchens, 91, of Soldotna, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the Central Peninsula Hospital. Mary was born on Monday, July 3, 1922 in Big Timber, Mont., to Aubrey and Sarah Staley. She worked in Napa, Calif., for Rough Riders and Levi Straus. She married William Kitchens Sr. outside of Reno, Nevada, on Saturday, August, 9, 1947. They moved to Alaska in 1957, where they first lived in Anchorage. In 1961, Mary moved to Soldotna where she helped to start the first hospital auxiliary. She worked for River Terrace Laundry and from 1976 until 1983 worked for Peninsula 4x4. Mary worked for Alaska Oilfield Mechanical and Maintenance until her retirement in 1989 when she and her husband traveled all over the United States with their good friends, R.V. and Shirley Wells, and spent 17 winters in Arizona. Mary enjoyed sewing, golfing and spending time with family and friends. Mary is survived by her loving husband, William; sons, William Jr. and wife, Mary Jean, Jim Ray and wife, Jawana; daughter, Judy Marie and husband, Steve Phipps; sisters, Norma Johnson and Gerry Schamun; brother, Robert Staley; grandchildren, Jim Kitchens Jr., Shawn Dee Kitchens, Willy Kitchens, Levi and Cody Phipps; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; her dog, Lily and lots of friends and extended family. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Please visit Mary’s online profile and sign her guestbook at

Celebrate Earth Day and the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Wilderness Act Tuesday at Kenai Peninsula College with the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. From 5-7 p.m. visit with representatives of the UAF Cooperative Extension, Cook Inletkeeper, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Kenai Watershed Forum, Living Lightly on Earth, and Re-Group. At 7 p.m., Andy Loranger, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Manager, will give a brief presentation on the history of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, followed by a screening of the film “Wild by Law,” which outlines the story of the Wilderness Act of 1964, and is the kick-off event in a series of Wilderness 50th Anniversary events sponsored by the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. This Earth Day Celebration is co-sponsored by the KPC Showcase, Career & Community Engagement Center, and the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. For additional information contact Krista at 262-0337 or

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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, 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.

Exhibit recreates Warhol’s 1964 World’s Fair mural By ULA ILNYTZKY Associated Press

NEW YORK — Even for a 1964 New York World’s Fair that celebrated “The World of Tomorrow,” Andy Warhol may have been ahead of his time. His monumental piece commissioned specifically for the fair — a mural depicting mug shots of the New York Police Department’s 13 most-wanted criminals — was deemed too edgy for the family friendly event and was painted over just before opening day. Now, 50 years later, the work is the focus of a museum exhibition being staged on the very fairgrounds where the pop-art provocateur was censored. “There’s no question Warhol was not interested in the notion of a family friendly fair,” said Larissa Harris, the exhibition’s curator. “It’s possible that he understood the concept very clearly, but he did this absolutely intentionally.” The exhibition, “13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World’s Fair,” opens April 27 at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. It includes never-before-shown archival documents and materials, including the artist’s letter agreeing to the paint-over and the

NYPD mug shot booklet. Warhol was one of 10 artists commissioned by famed architect Philip Johnson to create 20-foot-by-20-foot artworks for the outside of the New York State Pavilion’s Circarama theater. Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, who was seeking the Republican presidential nomination at the time, gave the order to paint over Warhol’s mural. The stated reason, according to Johnson and others, was because seven of the 13 criminals were Italians and he didn’t want to risk alienating his Italian constituencies, Harris said. “It does seem like an incredibly bold step,” said Nicholas Chambers, a curator at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, which is collaborating on the exhibition. “In retrospect, it seems that was the only possible outcome — that it had to be censored.” According to his autobiography, Warhol believed the work was whitewashed “because of some political thing I never understood.” Warhol offered another work as a replacement — 25 identical portraits arranged in a grid of the fair’s controversial head Robert Moses — but it was rejected by Johnson as inappropriate.


907-283-7222. Board materials will be available online just prior to the meeting.

Booth space available at the Kenai Ag Forum The 4th Annual Kenai Peninsula Ag Forum will be held Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Land’s End Resort in Homer. Tables are available for businesses with products or services of interest to the agricultural sector, e.g. real estate, insurance, earthwork, equipment, construction, farm and garden supplies, irrigation supplies, marketing and web design. Tables are $10 each. For information, contact Amy Seitz at 252-5064.

Trout Unlimited to host Film Fest

The Kenai Chapter of Trout Unlimited is bringing Hank Patterson and the Fly Fishing Film Tour back for a second year. Patterson, an instructor, river jester and oblivious fish oracle will MC the F3T Film Festival Fundraiser Saturday, April 26 at the Kenai Vistor’s Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person and VIP tables are available. With a sellout crowd last year, tickets for the event are expected to go quickly. All proceeds from the films and Take a break for fashion show silent auction will benefit Kenai Peninsula Chapter of Trout Peninsula Take-A-Break is planning a Second Chance Fash- Unlimted’s enviornmental and conservation projects. For more ion Show from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 at the Solid information please contact Mark Wackler, 907-394-8378 or akRock 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. Change Club sponsors open swim The Central Peninsula Change Club is inviting the public to a free open swim sponsored by Central Peninsula Hospital, MonCar seat check up day, April 28, 3-6 pm at Skyview High School. There will be an Transporting children safely in motor vehicles can be con- open area for play swimmers and dedicated lanes for lap swimfusing. Stop in at the Soldotna/ CES Fire Station Wednesday, mers. Children under 5 years old are required to be accompanied April 23 from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. to have your children checked by a swimming adult. Registration is not required. For more inin their car seats or booster seats to make sure they are riding formation call the Cooperative Extension Service at 262-5824. safely according to their age, weight, height and development.

College plans blood drive

RCAC to hold quarterly meeting Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (Cook Inlet RCAC) will hold its quarterly Council meeting at Cook Inlet Aquaculture (40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road) beginning at 9:00 a.m. April 25. The public is welcome to attend. For more information or an agenda, please call 1-800-652-7222 or

Community Calendar Today 8 a.m. • Alcoholics Anonymous As Bill Sees It Group, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway Unit 71 (Old Carrs Mall). Call 398-9440. 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 907-283-7609. 1 p.m. • Free Seated Zumba Gold at the Kenai Senior Center. New participants, active older adults, and chair-bound or limited mobility participants are encouraged. 6:30 p.m.

Kenai Peninsula College is sponsoring a blood donation drive with Blood Bank of Alaska from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. April 28. The Blood Bank’s LIFEmobile will be parked at the Resident Hall/ Dorms across the street from the college. Appointments are required. For more information call Leslie Byrd at 262-0253.

• 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 907-567-3574. The Community Calendar lists recurring events and meetings of local organizations. To have your event listed, email organization name, day or days of meeting, time of meeting, place, and a contact phone number to

Apple offering free recycling of products By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Technology Writer

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services. The iPhone and iPad maker is detailing its efforts to cultivate a greener Apple Inc. in an environmental section on the company’s website that debuted Monday. The site highlights the ways that the Cupertino, Calif., company is increasing its reliance on alternative power sources and sending less electronic junk to landfills. Apple had already been distributing gift cards at some of its 420 worldwide stores in exchange for iPhones and iPods still in good enough condition to be resold. Now, all of the com-

pany’s stores will recycle any Apple product at no charge. Gift cards won’t be handed out for recycled products deemed to have little or no resale value. The offer covers a wide array of electronics that aren’t supposed to be dumped in landfills because of the toxins in them. In the past seven years alone, Apple has sold more than 1 billion iPhones, iPods, iPads and Mac computers. The new initiative, timed to coincide with Tuesday’s annual celebration of Earth Day, strives to position Apple as an environmental steward amid the technological whirlwind of gadgets and Internet services that have been drawing more electricity from power plants that primarily run on natural gas and coal. Technology products and services accounted for about 2 percent of worldwide emissions in 2012, roughly the same as



the airline industry, according to statistics cited by environmental protection group Greenpeace in a report released earlier this month. Some of biggest electricity demands come from huge data centers that house the stacks of computers that process search requests, store photos and email and stream video. These online services, often dubbed “cloud computing,” collectively consume more electricity than all but five countries — China, the U.S., Japan, India and Russia. As the world’s largest technology company, Apple is trying to hatch more environmental solutions than problems. “What the company wants to do is use all our innovation and

all of our expertise to make the planet more secure and make the environment better,” Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environmental initiatives, said in a Monday interview. Jackson ran the Environmental Protection Agency under President Obama before joining Apple last June. Apple CEO Tim Cook underscored the commitment by narrating a 1 minute, 44 second video about the company’s efforts to protect the environment. “To us, better is a force of nature,” Cook says in the video. The campaign appears to be more than just public relations stunt, based on Greenpeace’s high praise for Apple in its recent review of the technology industry’s environmental responsibility.

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What Others Say

Production not a priority for Obama administration More evidence came out Friday that

President Obama and his administration aren’t big fans of oil and natural gas development. It came in the form of an indefinite delay in a decision from the State Department regarding approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would allow oil from the tar sands in Alberta, Canada, to be delivered to Gulf Coast ports and would create numerous jobs in the U.S. The Keystone review process has gone on for more than five years. Even so, the State Department announcement said more time is needed for the review of comments and documents. People in oil-producing states such as Alaska have long been suspect of this administration, which through this latest action on Keystone shows it isn’t terribly interested in pressing hard on oil and gas development. Now there’s fresh data to back up that assessment. Friday’s Keystone announcement comes a week after the Congressional Research Service, a non-partisan agency of Congress, issued a report about oil and gas development on federal and non-federal lands. The report shows that the federal government is mostly a bystander these days when it comes to oil and gas development. Oil production from federal lands has fallen nearly 11 percent in recent years, from 33.8 percent of total domestic production in 2009 — the first year of the Obama administration — to 23 percent in 2013. The drop is significant and caused not by a sharp drop in production on federal lands but by a boom in activity on private or state lands. The actual number of barrels produced on federal land did fall, though only slightly, by about 110,000 barrels per day from the 1.77 million barrels daily in 2009. Why didn’t federal lands see a production increase like that on private and state lands? One clue comes from the permitting process, which the Congressional Research Service report says has grown lengthier in recent years but is showing some signs of improvement. Still, it doesn’t compare to what can occur at the state level with permitting for drilling on private land. The report notes “the relative ease of leasing from private parties.” Easing the federal permit process while safeguarding the environment is something that Congress needs to tackle and that the White House — not those now in it, most likely — should champion if the U.S. is to further strengthen its status as a leading oil and gas producer. The Keystone announcement, meanwhile, brought a cascade of criticism, especially from the U.S. Senate, where the denouncement of was bipartisan. Alaska’s two senators — Republican Lisa Murkowski and Democrat Mark Begich — each had biting words for President Obama. Sen. Murkowski, who is ranking Republican on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee: “The administration’s choice to delay indefinitely a decision on extending the Keystone XL pipeline is nothing short of a stunning act of political cowardice. .” Sen. Begich, who is up for re-election and is one of the keys to Democrats’ hopes of retaining control of the Senate: “I am frankly appalled at the continued foot-dragging by this administration on the Keystone project.” The Obama administration won’t be listening, however. And they won’t be paying attention to the Congressional Research Service’s oil and gas report either. “Hope and change”? That’s what candidate Obama pitched prior to the 2008 election. Yes, we do hope things change for oil and gas production on federal lands, here in Alaska and elsewhere. But it will fall to others to make it happen. — Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, April 20

Faith in government misplaced

One of the reasons our political structure has become dysfunctional no matter which party is in power is that too many of us are living in the moment. The closest we get to history is the instant replay. It is as if there is nothing the past can teach us; no wisdom that might be culled from those who have gone before. We buy guidebooks, or go online for information about countries or cities we plan to visit, trusting those who have been there to tell us the best places to stay, see and eat. When it comes to more momentous things, like health care, too many people believe government does best, regardless of historical and even contemporary evidence to the contrary. The well-known quote “That government is best which governs least,” often attributed to Henry David Thoreau, has been supplanted in our day by the notion that government is my keeper, I shall not want. All of the promises about health care “reform” are proving dubious at best. The move from insurance exchanges to single payer to the eventual takeover of the health care industry will happen incrementally, but inevitably, unless Republicans win back control of government and have the courage to repeal and replace Obamacare with something better. What should awaken apathetic Americans is a story in last week’s The New York Times headlined “Cost of Treatment May Influence Doctors.” The story said some of the country’s largest medical groups are now suggesting that physicians consider

Letters to the Editor Alaska must fight for equal treatment from feds I grew up during the civil rights movement. Imagine, people of color wanting equal rights and protection under rule of law. Well, Alaska has been battling for equal rights under rule of law for decades. Since 1866 all Lower 48 states were allowed to establish roads on federal land that had been historically used as roads or paths to transport goods and people. Along came Alaska in 1959 and became a state of the union. Our equal rights are a joke, much as they were/are a joke for people of color. So Alaska must use tax dollars to sue the federal government (in their courts) to force equal treatment under rule of law. Don’t hold your breath. The federal government occupies 70 percent of our land in Alaska and we are always treated like the ugly step child. Ray Southwell Nikiski

who supported our recent international dinner and auction with their generous donations: Country Foods, Arby’s, Kenai Vision Center, Louie’s Steak & Seafood Restaurant, Don Jose’s, Charlotte’s Restaurant, Acapulco Mexican Restaurant, Kaladi Brothers, Katina’s, Playa Azul, Paradisos Restaurant, Bayan Asian Market, Jersey Subs in Kenai, New Peking Chinese Restaurant, Gourmet Market Deli, Kenai Safeway, Soldotna Safeway, Country Liquor, Joe’s Laundry, Kenai Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Center, Home Depot, Beemun’s, The Stained Glass Window, Burger Bus, Alyeska Tire, Fine Thyme Café, Sweeney’s, Mykel’s Restaurant, Snug Harbor Seafoods, St. Elias Restaurant, River City Books, Frames ‘N Things, Wilderness Way. Filigree & Hues, Amy Adcox, Phyllis and Lee Halstead, the Michaud Family and the Mueller Family. We greatly appreciate your support. Nancy Cranston Kenai

Library art auction fundraiser a success

Support for exchange program dinner appreciated

Soldotna Library Friends held an art auction fundraiser on April 12, and we want to thank all of the art donors, ticket The Central Peninsula Chapter of the buyers and art purchasers who made the AFS Student Exchange Program thanks event a success and added funds to the the following businesses and individuals Rasmuson Matching Grant. Those who

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cost when treating patients. The Times says a subtle shift is taking place within medicine as “doctors are starting to redefine their roles, from being concerned exclusively about individual patients to Cal Thomas exerting influence on how health care dollars are spent.” In other words, are you “worth” being treated for cancer or other illnesses that can cost a lot of money? When government pressures health care providers to accept a utilitarian view of human life, it is a short step to government deciding whose life is worth living and whose is not. When the dollar becomes almighty, the Almighty who creates life takes a back seat. Promises that the misnamed Affordable Care Act would reduce costs are already being proved wrong. Health care spending is surging, according to another New York Times story. President Obama promised it would decline. We heard similar promises 50 years ago when Medicare was introduced. Politicians then promised costs would never exceed a certain level, which they did in very short order. Critics of Obamacare say one of its objectives is to put insurance companies out of business. The UnitedHealth Group is one of the nation’s largest. It recently re-

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ported lower earnings and said the health care law is partially responsible. The “sound of inevitability,” to quote from the film “The Matrix,” can be heard across the Atlantic. The National Health Service (NHS) continues to sputter as its experiment in socialized medicine produces horror stories that could be replicated in the United States if government is ever allowed to control not only insurance, but treatment. A UK Daily Mail story tells of a greatgrandmother who died in agony at Manchester Royal Infirmary. She suffered from a perforated bowel and while she screamed in pain for help she was told a nearby doctor, who was playing on a computer, “wasn’t on duty.” Stories of neglect, long waits for treatment, insensitivity toward patients and unusual numbers of deaths in some UK hospitals are no longer exceptions, but are increasingly common. Why do so many have faith in government when government has a track record of failure and incompetence in the many tasks it undertakes? How can government be expected to miraculously acquire competence when it comes to health care? Real faith is based on something substantive, not false hope. Government is a false god that history proves can’t deliver on most of its promises. Cal Thomas’ latest book is “What Works: Common Sense Solutions for a Stronger America” is available in bookstores now. Readers may email Cal Thomas at

made it possible are too numerous to mention, but some of those much-appreciated people and organizations are River City Books, Kenai Peninsula College Art Department, KPC Library, Soldotna Senior Center, Central Peninsula Hospital, Kenai Fine Arts Center, Frames & Things, and the Soldotna Public Library Staff. The Spur Highway Spankers deserve special acknowledgement for the musical entertainment they provided and the donation of one of their CDs, which became a highly prized auction item. Thank you to Linda and David Hutchings, Peter and Erin Micciche, Ryan and Lori Kapp, and Scott Davis and Regina Daniels for sponsoring the wine. Heavenly Delights servers did a lovely job serving the art patrons throughout the library. The auction would not have been possible without the donation of all of the beautiful works of art. We would like to acknowledge local artists who donated their original works: Susan Biggs, Norma Daniels, Regina Daniels, Connie Goltz, Melinda Hershberger, MP King, Linda Klynstra, Chelline Larson, Sherril Miller, Nathan Nash, Karen Otter, Sandra Sterling, Katrina Truesdell, Ruth Ann Truesdell, and Wade Wahrenbrock. And a special thank you to auctioneer Joe Pedginski. Soldotna Library Friends Board of Directors










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Strikes on al-Qaida base kill 55 By AHMED AL-HAJ Associated Press

SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern mountains. The government said 55 militants were killed so far. The sprawling base was a rare instance of a permanent infrastructure set up by al-Qaida’s branch in the country, Yemeni security officials said. Built over the past months, it includes a training ground, storehouses for weapons and food and vehicles used by the group to launch attacks, they said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release details to the press. The assault appeared to be a significant escalation in the U.S. and Yemeni campaign against al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, the terror group’s powerful branch in the southern Arabian nation. The United States has been striking al-Qaida positions in the country heavily with drone strikes the past two years, trying to cripple the group after it was driven out of several southern cities it took over in 2011. But the group has proven highly resilient, spreading

around the country and working from mountain areas. In a show of the group’s boldness, a video recently posted on Islamic militant websites showed the group’s leader Nasser al-Wahishi meeting openly with a gathering of dozens of militants in the southern province of Abyan. The base is in a remote mountain valley called Wadi al-Khayala in the rugged Mahfad region at the border between Abyan, and the neighboring provinces of Shabwa, and al-Bayda. The first strikes came Sunday in an assault a high-level government security committee said was an attack on training grounds for the group. Yemeni Interior Ministry said it lasted for several hours. Yemeni officials and tribal leaders said new strikes, believed to include U.S. drone hits, came Monday. Another airstrike Saturday in al-Bayda killed at least nine militants. The ministry said in a statement Monday that the strikes the day before had killed at least 55 militants including three prominent figures. It identified the three as Mohammed Salem Abed Rabbo al-Mashibi, Fawaz Hussein al-Mahrak, Saleh Said Mahrak. It said identification of the dead was continuing, and that non-Yemeni Arab fighters were among those killed. It said the strikes hit in Wadi al-Khayala and two other locations, Lodiya

and Ramtha. Tribal leaders in the area said those are locations at either end of the valley. Yemen’s Supreme Security Committee, which includes the president, the defense and interior ministers and the head of intelligence, said Sunday the strikes targeted an important alQaida training camp that housed leading figures of the group. But it gave no further details. The security officials and local tribal leaders said Monday’s strikes killed several militants, including one they identified as a local commander, Munnaser al-Anbouri. It was unclear how many militants died. It was possible to identify him because militants delivered his body to his family, who lives in the area, the officials said. A tribal chief from the area said there were columns of smoke and flames of fire billowing from the location of the hideout Sunday, adding that the militants had been seen in the past parking their vehicles in bushes in the area. The tribal leader said he believed the fire was caused by the fuel tanks in the vehicles. In recent weeks, he said, the militants transported heavy weaponry to the area, including artillery. He and the other tribal leaders spoke on condition of anonymity for security reasons. One of the security officials

said the infrastructure for the base has been destroyed. He said the offensive on the camp was based on intelligence and “regional and international” cooperation, suggesting that neighboring Saudi Arabia may also have been involved in the planning. “But as you know, we have a very strong and collaborative relationship with the Yemeni government. We work closely together with them on various initiatives in the counterterrorism realm,” Army Col. Steve Warren said. The escalation came after the return from the U.S. of Yemeni Defense Minister Maj. Gen. Mohammed Nasser Ahmed and his commanders following a twoweek visit. Washington ramped up its fight against Yemen’s branch of al-Qaida after it carried out a strike of unsuccessful bomb plots targeting Americans, including an attempt to bring down a U.S.bound airliner with explosive hidden in the bomber’s underwear and a second plot to send mail bombs hidden in the toner cartridges on planes headed to the U.S. The group’s fighters overran several towns and cities in southern Yemen in 2011, taking advantage of the political chaos amid a popular uprising against then-President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was later driven from power.

Affordable Care Act only chips away at goal By JUDY LIN Associated Press





SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Swan Lockett had high hopes that President Barack Obama’s health overhaul would lead her family to an affordable insurance plan, but that hasn’t happened. Instead, because lawmakers in her state refused to expand Medicaid, the 46-year-old mother of four from Texas uses home remedies or pays $75 to see a doctor when she has an asthma attack. “If I don’t have the money, I just let it go on its own,” Lockett said. The federal health care overhaul has provided coverage for millions of Americans, but it has only chipped away at one of its core goals: to sharply reduce the number of people without insurance. President Barack Obama announced last week that 8 million people have signed up for coverage through new insurance exchanges, but barriers persist blocking tens of millions of people around the nation from accessing health care. Questions of eligibility, immigrant coverage and the response from employers and state legislatures mean considerable work lies ahead for health care advocates and officials — but cost remains a particularly high hurdle for low income people who are most likely to be uninsured. “We think that most people will get insurance once it’s affordable to them,” said Cheryl Fish-Parcham, of Families USA, a health advocacy group. There are myriad ways people fall into coverage gaps. Some are eligible for discounted policies but say they still can’t afford their share of

exchange plans. Others earn too much for subsidies. Immigrants living in the country illegally can’t obtain care under the law. Dozens of states haven’t expanded Medicaid. And some employers have reduced staff hours to avoid being mandated to provide care. “I’m a nurse, but my employer doesn’t offer health insurance,” said Gwen Eliezer, 32, who lives north of Asheville, N.C. Eliezer works an average of 29 hours a week at a nursing home, so her employer isn’t required to cover her. She qualifies for a subsidy but says the plan she found with a $200 monthly premium and $6,500 deductible is too expensive. So while her 6-year-old son qualified for Medicaid during open enrollment, she goes without. She pays cash to see a doctor for gastrointestinal pain but says she can’t afford to get the problem diagnosed. “If I went through an emergency room, I can claim acute pain,” she said. “But then I’d end up with a lot of debt to a hospital.” Before the launch of the Affordable Care Act, about 48 million people, or 15 percent of the population, went without health insurance, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The number of people recently enrolled includes those who switched from previous plans, and it’s not clear how many previously uninsured people are now covered. The share of adults without insurance shrank from 17.1 percent at the end of last year to 15.6 percent for the first three months of 2014, according to a Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index released this month. The decline would translate to about 3.5 million people gaining coverage, ac-

cording to the study. Another study by RAND Corp. shows a larger number of adults gaining coverage. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman Erin Shields Britt said Monday that the law has brought greater security for millions of Americans but more work remains. In addition to 8 million people who signed up for private insurance through exchanges, Medicaid enrollment has increased by at least 3 million. “As we look to next year’s open enrollment, we will continue to target outreach efforts to encourage the uninsured to explore their coverage options and enroll in a plan that meets their needs and fits their budget,” Britt said. For hair salon owner Lola Smith of Palo Alto, in eastern Pennsylvania coal country, budget is her chief concern. She said she couldn’t afford a policy from the federal exchange. Instead, she bought a cut-rate plan for $148 a month that helps pay for hospitalizations and doctor visits. “It doesn’t cover very much. It’s just basic,” she said. The plan doesn’t qualify as health insurance under Affordable Care Act regulations, and Smith expects to be hit with a fine until she qualifies for Medicare next year. Immigrants living in the U.S. illegally are ineligible for coverage. The Migration Policy Institute estimates that more than 7.5 million people fall into this category and rely on emergency rooms and safety net clinics. About 1 million members of this population are from California. “When I see there are American citizens who don’t have access to health care because they can’t pay for it, I figure

that I’ll have even less of a chance to have access to health services,” said Jose Diaz, a 67-year-old day laborer in Pomona, Calif., who came to the U.S. illegally from Mexico City nearly a decade ago. “It’s very sad.” Nearly 5 million lowincome, childless adults are without health care, according to a December survey by Kaiser Family Foundation. A Medicaid expansion could help close that gap, and the federal government has offered to pay states nearly all of the costs for covering individuals who earn up to $16,000 a year, 138 percent of the federal poverty wage. However, 24 states have opted against it, saying they don’t trust the federal government to deliver on its promises and don’t want to be stuck with a program they can’t afford. Health advocates say getting those states to expand would reduce hospitalization and emergency costs across the system. “That affects all our pocketbooks, because we all pay for uncompensated care when people don’t have timely access to preventative care,” Fish-Parcham said. Texas is among the states to reject the expansion, and Lockett says she’s been shut out. The Houston woman earns too much for Medicaid or a subsidy but can’t afford a full plan. She earns $1,225 a month and takes her children — a 5-year-old daughter, 18-yearold twin boys and a 19-yearold son — to the emergency room or a clinic when they need care. “I was disappointed,” Lockett said, “because I was kind of excited about getting on the Affordable Care Act on the marketplace.”

Man dies after being shot at Federal Courthouse By ANNIE KNOX and BRADY McCOMBS Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — Defendant Siale Angilau was listening to a witness describe gang initiation rituals on Monday when authorities said he grabbed a pen, rushed toward the witness and lunged at him. A U.S. marshal opened fire on Angilau — a 25-year-old “Tongan Crip” gang member known on the street as “CDown” — shooting him several times in front of shocked jurors, lawyers and courtroom watchers. He died hours later. The shooting turned a new and secure federal courthouse that opened its doors just one

week ago into a site of terror and alarm. Nobody else was hurt, but those in the courtroom were stunned by the sudden turn of events. A mistrial was declared, with U.S. District Judge Tena Campbell saying in her order that jurors were visibly shaken and upset. “It was kind of traumatizing,” said Sara Jacobson, who was in the courtroom to support her grandmother who was scheduled to testify in Angilau’s trial. Her father, Perry Cardwell, was with her and said Angilau was shot at least six times as he attacked the witness, who collapsed to the ground. As he recounted the scene, Cardwell said he remembers hearing

somebody yell to get down. The witness, who was not injured, appeared to be in his mid-20s and was testifying about gang initiation, Cardwell said. The person was not identified. Angilau was shot in the chest and died at a hospital, the FBI said in a news release. Under standard procedures, Angilau was not restrained in the courtroom, the FBI said. He was shot after acting in “an aggressive and threatening manner,” the agency said. Angilau was one of 17 people named in a 29-count racketeering indictment filed in 2010 accusing gang members of assault, conspiracy, robbery and weapons offenses.

Prosecutors said Angilau and his fellow gang members robbed convenience stores and assaulted clerks in Salt Lake City on five occasions from 2002 to 2007. A clerk was shot in the final robbery, according to the indictment. Angilau was accused of assault on a federal officer with a weapon and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence on Aug. 11, 2007. Angilau was the last defendant in the case to stand trial, U.S. attorney’s office spokeswoman Melodie Rydalch said. Angilau’s attorney, Michael Langford, declined to take questions as he left the courthouse. C



Around the World Russia told it has ‘days, not weeks’ to abide by accord KIEV, Ukraine — Russia has “days, not weeks” to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for the pro-Western Ukrainian government. Russia in turn accused authorities in Kiev of flagrantly violating the pact and declared their actions would not stand. Biden, the highest-ranking American official to visit Ukraine during its conflict with Russia, planned to meet with government officials in the capital of Kiev Tuesday. The vice president also planned to announce new technical support to help the fledgling government with energy and economic reforms. Biden’s trip comes days after the U.S., Russia, Ukraine and Europe signed an agreement in Geneva calling for Moscow to use its influence to get pro-Russian forces to leave the numerous government buildings they now occupy in cites throughout eastern Ukraine. The U.S. asserted on Monday that publicly available photographs from Twitter and other media show that some of the troops in eastern Ukraine are Russian special forces, and the U.S. said the photos support its case that Moscow is using its military to stir unrest in Ukraine. In Moscow, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov rejected charges that Moscow was behind the troubles in eastern Ukraine and failing to live up to the Geneva agreement.

As the Army shrinks, some young officers who served multiple tours are being pushed out FORT BRAGG, N.C. — After the 9/11 attacks, tens of thousands of young men and women joined the military, heading for the rugged mountains of Afghanistan and dusty deserts of Iraq. Many of them now are officers in the Army with multiple combat deployments under their belts. But as the wars wind down and Pentagon budgets shrink, a lot of them are being told they have to leave. It’s painful and frustrating. In quiet conversations at Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Fort Eustis in Virginia, captains talk about their new worries after 15-month deployments in which they battled insurgents and saw roadside bombs kill and maim their comrades. They nervously wait as their fates rest in the hands of evaluation boards that may spend only a few minutes reading through service records before making decisions that could end careers. During the peak war years, the Army grew to about 570,000, as commanders worked to fill combat brigades and support units to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan. Thousands of newly minted officers came in during 2006-2008. Already down to about 522,000, the Army must shrink to 490,000 by October 2015, and then to 450,000 two years later. If automatic budget cuts resume, the Army will have to get down to 420,000 — a size service leaders say may not allow them to wage even one major, prolonged military campaign. - The Associated Press





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trio explained common Driving Under the Influence-related traffic issues they’ve faced in their careers. KPC student Zach Moore donned a pair of goggles that recreated his response to a sobriety test as if he was slightly inebriated. Lifting one foot off the ground was in itself a challenge, he said. Simons’ pretended to place him under arrest after barely two steps forward. “They’re easy tasks,” Simons said. “They’re possible if you’re not impaired. Those tests aren’t set up for people to fail.” After Moore sat down, KPC student Joshua Hutton stepped up. Woodruff planted himself roughly seven feet from Moore. It was an easy catch, covering a short distance. Over and over Moore failed to grasp at the baseball-sized cushy ball Woodruff tossed him. By this time most students, including Moore, were laughing at every miss, but the implications of the experiment were clear. “I’m not driving drunk,” Hutton said after the presentation. “I am glad I don’t have a license.”

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those jobs to our community.” He said lawmakers excluded Agrium because they didn’t want to jeopardize the extension of the Tesoro Corp. royalty oil contract and the bill was also becoming “a Christmas tree.” He said other amendments that could have been proposed were left out because they would have and made the bill “too top heavy” causing it to fail. Steve Wendt, manager of the Nikiski facility, said being excluded from the bill is “disappointing.” Wendt said Agrium will continue to work with the state and look for opportunities to move toward reopening the facility. “We’ll work the project (regardless) and see where it comes out,” Wendt said. Wendt said the project not only has to be externally eco-

After receiving a collective “yes,” the troopers placed the goggles on students playing a Mario Cart video game, and proceeded to pull over and test anyone driving questionably. “I think I’m going to have to go again because this is too good,” Hutton said. Residence Life Coordinator Leslie Byrd said the drunk goggles presentation was so far the most attended of their “low key” events. Residents were also able to see the troopers as approachable people, Byrd said. The troopers are really good with the students, she said. The idea to set up the presentation came from Resident Advisor Kirsten McBride, whom Byrd calls “Super Trooper,” for her inclination toward working in law enforcement. Byrd said activities such as drunk goggles inspire inventiveness in the resident advisors. As the presentation was wrapping up, Byrd walked back into the multipurpose room, where students were still playing Mario Cart wearing the thick, inhibiting goggles. Many raced through the virtual track with ease. “OK, we keep making the nerds try (to play),” Byrd said. “Maybe that’s a bad idea.” nomically positive, it also has to compete against other projects within Agrium. “So incentives like this can benefit you in both those arenas,” he said. “So that’s why it was disappointing not to get it through because the company, even if it is an economically viable project, if there are better internal projects, then they’ll be the ones that are selected.” He said currently the project is scheduled to go before the board for approval at the end of the year or in early 2015. Working with that timeframe, the company would like to have details of the project, including any incentives from the state put together by September or October. “(Agrium was) an important part of our community,” Chenault said. “They still are and the potential is there. We’re going to continue working with them in every aspect that we can to try to bring about the restart of that facility.”

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be in Florida by this weekend for his son’s wedding. The Senate got a late start Monday afternoon, gaveling in about 1 ½ hours later than planned, and, with more than a dozen House bills on its calendar, got right into the education bill. The 16-4 Senate vote was in some ways anticlimactic, since it was known that a conference committee would be appointed to try to work out a deal. The members appointed to the com-

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question. The Kenai Loop pad is on Land Trust property. The state groups want royalties and CIRI says it is owed a share of the production. Ethan Schutt, CIRI’s senior vice president of land and energy development said the wells are producing more than 8 million cubic feet of gas per day and the money from those wells is “disappearing.” A since-voided lease between CIRI and Buccaneer put compensation for gas at 20 percent, according to Schutt. “The status quo is unacceptable,” he said to the two-person commission.

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According to the affidavit, Kenai Police received multiple 911 calls reporting shots fired at about 7:10 p.m. in the parking lot. The suspect fled the scene in a red 2005 Ford Focus, but was located about 30 minutes later when she emerged from the woods outside a residence on Japonski Drive in Kenai. At the scene, police spoke to a passenger inside the vehicle being shot at, a 17-year-old juvenile. He told police the altercation started when Nelund approached him and the person





mittee were Reps. Mike Hawker, Lynn Gattis and Sam Kito III and Sens. Kevin Meyer, Mike Dunleavy and Lyman Hoffman. But senators debated the contentious issue of funding, rejecting a proposal by minority Democrats to raise the perstudent funding formula, called the base student allocation, by about $650 over three years to help districts avoid cuts and get on a more even keel. The Senate has supported a proposed $100 million in additional school aid outside the formula for each of the next three years. That would be on top of support for other initiatives and programs in the

bill, such as charter, residential and correspondence schools. Sen. Anna Fairclough, REagle River, said the discussion appears to be about money but is really about the best education the state can provide for students. She said the state needs to provide money but in a way that allows teachers to innovate. Sen. Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, said it was “extremely short-sighted” for lawmakers to say they don’t like the results they’re seeing in the school system so they’re going to cut money. Senators also debated providing certain tax credits for contri-

butions to private nonprofit elementary and high schools. One of the major rubs between the House and Senate was funding. The House, in its rewrite of Gov. Sean Parnell’s education bill, HB278, increased the base student allocation by about $300 over three years, in addition to providing $30 million in one-time aid to be split among districts outside the formula. The bill also would raise the required local contribution level for schools, speaking to the idea of education funding being a shared responsibility with the state.

The issue has gone unresolved since last June it was first learned there could be a problem with the KL 1-4 well, the closest well to CIRI land, the Southcentral Alaska Native corporation says. CIRI commissioned a study of the wells while prepping for a hearing about a possible space exception for KL 1-4 last summer. That study revealed that gas being produced from KL 1-1 and 1-3 could be draining CIRI’s underground assets. Production from KL 1-4 has been on hold since the gas ownership dispute arose. Monday’s hearing was the third and final hearing on the issue. The first was held Jan. 30. In its brief filed for the January hearing, Buccaneer claimed that according to Alaska law pooling agreements are re-

quired only when at least two parties can claim ownership of the property with the producing wells; and the Land Trust Authority concurred in its brief. Department of Natural Resources Division of Oil and Gas Director Bill Barron said the allocation factors in the dispute are “interpretive.” Barron said the royalty stakeholders had been engaged in negotiations in recent months and were near an agreement until Buccaneer was made a party to the talks late in the week of April 18. There is a “high probability” the three groups interested in a royalty or production stake could reach an agreement, he said. Commissioner Foerster asked if Buccaneer was obligated to inform CIRI of the

possible drainage. Barron responded: “What precludes them” from notifying a possible affected party? Buccaneer’s Alaska vice president Mark Landt testified that the company is paying royalties to the Land Trust and that it is “indifferent” as to who gets royalty payments. He added that negotiations with Buccaneer as a participant were not dead in his view. State Assistant Attorney General Richard Todd testified that negotiations were indeed alive from the state’s view as well. Much of the testimony from DNR and all from Land Trust officials was closed to the public, as the business interests discussed were deemed confidential.

he was with about owing her money. The juvenile told police as they started to drive away, Nelund opened fire on the vehicle, according to the affidavit. Police located three shell casings from .380 auto pistol in the parking lot in the direction people reported seeing the woman matching Nelund’s description fire her gun, according to the report. Law enforcement found Nelund possessed the keys to the red Ford and they found a .380 auto pistol on the grass near the edge of the woods where she appeared. A Kenai Police records search indicated Nelund as the owner of the gun.

Nelund admitted to police that she fired three shots at the bumper of the vehicle with the intention of scaring the occupants. The driver of the vehicle was never located. Nelund is currently awaiting trial in a separate case after being indicted on felony drug charges stemming from an Oct. 30 incident. Last December she was indicted on second-degree and fourth-degree misconduct with a controlled substance for delivery and possession of heroin. Kenai Superior Court Judge Carl Bauman denied Nelund’s bail at a hearing on April 8. At the hearing, the father of the defendant, Craig Nelund,

who was being examined as a potential third party custodian, told the court, “I would probably not go to this trouble if she (was) not pregnant,” according to court records. Craig Nelund, who lives in Michigan, said in court the defendant is due in May. He said he was not pleased with his daughter’s behavior but he felt “compelled” to come help, mostly because of his “unborn grandbaby,” according to court records. Ashley Nelund is currently jailed at Wildwood Pretrial Facility. She is scheduled for an arraignment today in front of Judge Charles Huguelet at 2:30 p.m. at the Kenai Courthouse.










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Grizzlies even series with Thunder By The Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY — Nothing rattled the Memphis Grizzlies. Not squandering a nine-point lead in the fourth quarter and a five-point lead in the final 19 seconds of regulation. Not Kevin Durant’s 20 points after the third quarter. Not even giving up an improbable game-tying putback that forced overtime. The Grizzlies remained steady and took care of business in the extra period. Zach Randolph scored 25 points to help Memphis defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-105 in overtime on Monday night and tie their first-round playoff series at one game apiece. “It was just staying confident, understanding that those guys are going

to make runs,” Memphis forward Tony Allen said. “We’ve got to weather the storm by staying together and not getting down.” Mike Conley added 19 points and 12 assists for the Grizzlies, who executed their game plan perfectly and put themselves in position to take control of the series in Game 3 Thursday night in Memphis. Oklahoma City pushed the pace through most of its 100-86 victory in Game 1, but on Monday, the Grizzlies successfully slowed the tempo and limited Oklahoma City’s fast-break opportunities. “Basically it’s just going to be a slugfest,” said Allen, who was praised by his teammates for playing solid defense against Durant. “We’re going to pound it. They’re going to

run it. Whoever can come up with the most stops pretty much wins the game.” Oklahoma City’s stars put up big numbers, but they worked for everything they got. Durant had 36 points and 11 rebounds, but he made just 12 of 28 shots and had just eight points at halftime and 16 through the first three quarters. Russell Westbrook scored 29 points for Oklahoma City, but he made just 11 of 28 shots. Serge Ibaka added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Thunder, who shot just under 40 percent from the field. “We missed some shots that we could make,” Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks said. “Give them some credit. They did a good job of putting their hands on us and we didn’t free

ourselves up enough. I thought in the second half, our defense and offense gave us a chance. Unfortunately, we didn’t make a couple of key plays down the stretch.” Randolph’s layup with 26 seconds left in overtime put the Grizzlies up by two. Ibaka traveled, giving the ball back to the Grizzlies. Courtney Lee made two free throws for Memphis to make it a four-point game. Durant missed a 3-pointer and Randolph made two free throws with nine seconds left to put the game out of reach and give Memphis’ Dave Joerger his first playoff win as a head coach. “Tremendous game to be a part of,” Joerger said. “I honestly can tell you that, whether you win or lose. I

know that we won. But I thought it was a great game to be a part of. The game was never over. There was a lot of great plays and not just the-ball-going-in kind of plays - loose ball, passion, playoff basketball.” CLIPPERS 138, WARRIORS 98 LOS ANGELES — Blake Griffin scored a career playoff-high 35 points without a foul and the Clippers led all the way in routing the Warriors to even their first-round series at a game apiece. Chris Paul added 12 points and 10 assists for the Clippers, who started the game on a 14-4 run and kept on going, maintaining a sizeable double-digit lead through the final three quarters. They finished with a franchise record points for a playoff game.

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Grand time Davis hits slams for 2 different teams in April

Knicks, T-Wolves, Jazz need to fill vacancies at top

By The Associated Press





PITTSBURGH — Ike Davis became the first player to hit grand slams for different teams in the same April, and Neil Walker had a winning run single with two outs in the ninth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates twice overcame deficits to beat the Reds 6-5 Monday night. Pittsburgh trailed 2-0 before Davis’ fourth-inning homer off Mike Leake. Davis hit a gamewinning, ninth-inning slam off the Reds’ J.J. Hoover on April 5 for the New York Mets, who traded him to the Pirates on Friday. According to STATS, no player previously hit slams for different teams in the same April. Davis became just the third to hit slams for different teams against the same opponent in the same year, following Ray Boone in 1953 and Mike Piazza in 1998. ANGELS 4, NATIONALS 2 WASHINGTON — Raul Ibanez delivered a tiebreaking three-run double as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning on a night that Mike Trout and Bryce Harper went a combined 2 for 8 with zero runs or RBIs in their first matchup as opponents. Los Angeles trailed 1-0 going into the eighth. But Albert Pujols See MLB, Page A-8

On Tap Peninsula high school sports Thursday Soccer Wasilla girls at Skyview, 4 p.m. Wasilla boys at Skyview, 6 p.m. Friday Track Kenai Central Invitational, 1:30 p.m. field events, 2 p.m. 3,200-meter runs, 3 p.m. preliminaries Baseball Homer at Kodiak, TBA Soccer Wasilla girls at Homer, 4 p.m. Wasilla boys at Homer, 6 p.m. Nikiski girls at Seward, 3 p.m. Nikiski boys at Seward, 5 p.m. Kenai girls at Palmer, 5 p.m. Kenai boys at Palmer, 7 p.m. SoHi girls at Colony, 3 p.m. SoHi boys at Colony, 5 p.m. Softball Homer at Chugiak, 4 p.m. Homer at East, 5:45 p.m. Skyview vs. Eagle River at Bartlett, 5:45 p.m. Skyview vs. Chugiak at Bartlett, 7:30 p.m. Saturday Track Kenai Central Invitational, 10 a.m. field events, noon running events Baseball Homer at Kodiak, TBA Soccer Skyview girls at Kodiak, TBA Skyview boys at Kodiak, TBA Kenai girls at Colony, 1 p.m. Kenai boys at Colony, 3 p.m. SoHi girls at Palmer, TBA SoHi boys at Palmer, TBA Wasilla girls at Seward, noon Wasilla boys at Seward, 2 p.m. Softball Homer at West, 10:45 a.m. Homer at South, 1 p.m. Skyview at Bartlett, 10:45 a.m. Skyview vs. East at Bartlett, 12:15 p.m. Monday Softball Homer at Skyview, 6 p.m. Soccer Skyview girls at Bartlett, 3 p.m. Skyview boys at Bartlett, 5 p.m.

By The Associated Press

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Meb Keflezighi, of San Diego, Calif., celebrates his victory in the 118th Boston Marathon on Monday in Boston.

Stronger than ever Keflezighi becomes 1st American man to win Boston in 31 years JIMMY GOLEN Associated Press

BOSTON — Some ran to honor the dead and wounded. Others were out to prove something to the world about their sport, the city or their country. And some wanted to prove something to themselves. With the names of the victims scrawled on their bodies or their race bibs, more than 32,000 people ran in the Boston Marathon on Monday in a powerful show of defiance a year after the deadly bombing. “We’re marathon runners. We know how to endure,” said Dennis Murray, a 62-year-old health care administrator from Atlanta who finished just before the explosions last year and came back to run again. “When they try to take our freedom and our democracy, we come back stronger.” The two pressure cooker bombs that went off near the end of the 26.2-mile course

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last year killed three people and wounded more than 260 in a spectacle of torn limbs, acrid smoke and broken glass. But the city vowed to return even stronger, and the victory by Meb Keflezighi — the first American in 31 years to win the men’s race — helped deliver on that promise. On Twitter, President Barack Obama congratulated Keflezighi and Shalane Flanagan, the top American finisher among the women, “for making America proud!” “All of today’s runners showed the world the meaning of #BostonStrong,” Obama wrote. The race was held under extraordinary security, in-

cluding 100 new surveillance cameras, more than 90 bombsniffing dogs and officers posted on roofs. As runners continued to drag themselves across the finish line in the late afternoon, more than six hours into the race, state emergency officials reported no security threats other than some unattended bags. Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo won the women’s race in a courserecord 2 hours, 18 minutes, 57 seconds, defending the title she won last year but could not celebrate because of the tragedy. Keflezighi, who did not run last year because of an injury, won the main event this year in 2:08:37. A 38-year-old U.S. citizen who emigrated from Eritrea as a boy, Keflezighi wrote the names of the three dead on his bib along with that of the MIT police officer killed during the manhunt. As he was presented with the trophy and golden laurel wreath, “The Star-Spangled

Banner” echoed over Boylston Street, where the explosions rang out a year ago. “I came as a refugee, and the United States gave me hope,” said Keflezighi, who was welcomed by fans chanting “U.S.A.!” ‘’This is probably the most meaningful victory for an American, because of what happened last year.” At 2:49 p.m., the time of the first explosion, the crowd at the finish line observed a moment of silence — then broke into some of the loudest cheers of the day, with whooping, clapping and the clanging of cowbells. This year’s starting field of 32,408 included 600 people who were given special invitations for those who were “profoundly impacted” by the attacks, and almost 5,000 runners who were stopped on the course last year when the bombs went off. “Today, when I got to that point, I said, ‘I have to do some unfinished business,’” See RUN, Page A-8

Mike Woodson and Tyrone Corbin lost their jobs, and Rick Adelman decided it was time to walk away from his. Woodson and Corbin were fired Monday and Adelman retired, creating coaching openings for three NBA teams. Woodson was expected to be replaced after Phil Jackson was hired last month as New York Knicks president during a disappointing season for a team that expected to make the playoffs. He informed Woodson and the entire coaching staff they were being dismissed Monday morning. “The coaches and players on this team had an extremely difficult 2013-14 season, and blame should not be put on one individual. But the time has come for change throughout the franchise as we start the journey to assess and build this team for next season and beyond,” Jackson said in a statement. Woodson went 109-79 with the Knicks, a .580 winning percentage that ranks behind only Pat Riley and Jeff Van Gundy in franchise history. But after winning 54 games and the Atlantic Division title last season, the Knicks were just 37-45. The Jazz had no such expectations for this season after the departures of Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap, but declined to offer Corbin a new contract after they went 25-57. Corbin, a former Jazz player and assistant who replaced Jerry Sloan on Feb. 10, 2011, went 112-146. “This has not been an easy decision, but after a thorough review process, we as an organization feel that this is the best decision for our franchise moving forward,” general manager Dennis Lindsay said. Adelman won more than 1,000 games in 23 seasons, but the Minnesota Timberwolves were a disappointing 40-42 this season. He wanted to spend more time with wife Mary Kay, who has been treated for seizures over the last two years, and also thinks the Wolves need a fresh voice to help them try to persuade Kevin Love to remain in Minnesota.

Penguins take 2-1 lead over Blue Jackets By The Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Brandon Sutter, Lee Stempniak and Jussi Jokinen scored in a span of 2:13 of the third period to revive the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night. Pittsburgh took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven playoff series thanks to the goals on three consecutive shots. Brooks Orpik added a goal in the final seconds of the second period as the Penguins stormed back from deficits of 2-0 and 3-1. Marc-Andre Fleury had 17 saves. Boone Jenner and Jack Johnson staked the Blue Jackets to an early lead in the opening 3:18, with Cam

Atkinson getting credit for a goal ear- Wild goalie in his first career playoff start ly in the final period that stretched the was just as good as his counterpart. STARS 3, DUCKS 0 Game 4 is at Xcel Energy Center on lead to 3-1. DALLAS — Kari Lehtonen had 37 saves, Game 4 is Wednesday night in Co- Thursday. with some tremendous stops, for his first calumbus. reer postseason victory, and the Stars won BLACKHAWKS 2, BLUES 0 their first home playoff game in six years. Dallas captain Jamie Benn skated out WILD 1, AVALANCHE 0, OT ST. PAUL, Minn. — Mikael Granlund’s diving goal 5:08 into overtime allowed the Wild to pull within 2-1 in the best-of-seven series. Semyon Varlamov stopped 45 of 46 shots, a franchise playoff record for shots on goal by the Wild. Granlund cut toward the net for a wrist shot, and as he was falling forward took a stab at the puck to finally put one past Varlamov. Darcy Kuemper made 22 saves, but the C


CHICAGO — Corey Crawford made 34 saves in his third career postseason shutout, and the Blackhawks got back into their playoff series with the Blues. Jonathan Toews scored in the first period and Marcus Kruger added an empty-netter as Chicago bounced back after a pair of overtime losses in St. Louis. Toews’ 21st postseason goal was only the second score by a Blackhawks forward in the series. Ryan Miller shook off another slow start and made 23 saves for St. Louis. Game 4 is Wednesday night.

of the penalty box to score late in the first period, and 19-year-old rookie Valeri Nichushkin added a goal for the Stars in Game 3 of the best-of-seven series. The top-seeded Ducks won each of the first two games at home, both one-goal results. Game 4 is Wednesday night. Lehtonen, who held up through five Anaheim power plays, had a kick save near the end of one of those in the final minute of the first period. That came right before Benn came out of the penalty box and skated toward the other end for the winning goal.





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Sports Briefs


Ice Dogs take lead

NHL Playoffs

The Fairbanks Ice Dogs took a 2-1 series lead Monday with a 2-0 victory over the Wenatchee (Wash.) Wild at the Big Dipper Ice Arena in Fairbanks. The best-of-five series shifts to Wenatchee for games Friday, and, if necessary, Saturday. The winner advances to the Robertson Cup semifinals.

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FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) Sunday, April 20 Philadelphia 4, N.Y. Rangers 2, series tied 1-1 Boston 4, Detroit 1, series tied 1-1 Montreal 3, Tampa Bay 2, Montreal leads series 3-0 San Jose 7, Los Angeles 2, San Jose leads series 2-0 Monday, April 21 Pittsburgh 4, Columbus 3, Pittsburgh leads series 2-1 Minnesota 1, Colorado 0, OT, Colorado leads series 2-1 Chicago 2, St. Louis 0, St. Louis leads series 2-1 Dallas 3, Anaheim 0, Anaheim leads series 2-1 Tuesday, April 22 Tampa Bay at Montreal, 3 p.m. Boston at Detroit, 3:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 4 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles, 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 Pittsburgh at Columbus, 3 p.m. Anaheim at Dallas, 4 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago, 5:30 p.m. All Times ADT

Noah rules on defense LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. — There were some emotional moments and some funny stories as Joakim Noah accepted the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year award on Monday, like this one. The Chicago Bulls’ center recalled a grueling workout with coach Tom Thibodeau. “I told Thibs, ‘If we weren’t winning games, I would really, really hate you,’” he said. “And he said, ‘Trust me, Jo, I feel the same way about you.’” Noah laughed. So did Thibodeau. With their drive and desire, those two are in many ways a perfect match. And when it came to this year’s award, it was no contest. Noah got 100 of a possible 125 first-place votes from a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters and wound up with 555 points. Indiana’s Roy Hibbert (166 points, eight first-place votes) and the Los Angeles Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan (121 points, eight first-place votes) came in second and third, respectively.

Baseball AL Standings

East Division W New York 11 Toronto 10 Baltimore 9 Tampa Bay 9 Boston 9 Central Division Detroit 9 Chicago 10 Kansas City 9 Minnesota 9 Cleveland 9 West Division Oakland 13 Texas 12 Los Angeles 9 Seattle 7 Houston 6

Seahawks get Pryor ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders have traded away the final player drafted by late owner Al Davis. Oakland dealt quarterback Terrelle Pryor to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday for a seventh-round pick in next month’s draft. The Raiders fulfilled Pryor’s wish to be traded a day before the start of their offseason program. Pryor had asked to be dealt after the season when he lost his starting job to undrafted rookie Matt McGloin, and the Raiders made the move after acquiring Matt Schaub from Houston to be the starter. Pryor said on Twitter: “Thank you Mr Davis and Raidernation for the unbelievable support!! I will miss the Fans and all of the teammates I have met over the years with the Raiders organization!!”

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— who went 0 for 5, staying on 498 homers — reached on the first of shortstop Ian Desmond’s two errors in the inning, raising his season total to nine. Later, Erick Aybar’s third hit of the night scored Pujols to even it.

BRAVES 4, MARLINS 2 ATLANTA — Evan Gattis hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning, leading the Atlanta Braves past the Miami Marlins 4-2 Monday night. Dan Uggla led off with a single up the middle off Arquimedes Caminero (0-1), and Gattis followed with a shot into the left-field seats for his fifth homer of the season — and first career walkoff homer.

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Monday’s Games Baltimore 7, Boston 6 Cleveland 4, Kansas City 3 L.A. Angels 4, Washington 2 Chicago White Sox 3, Detroit 1 Texas 4, Oakland 3 Houston 7, Seattle 2 Tuesday’s Games Kansas City (Shields 1-2) at Cleveland (Salazar 0-2), 3:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Skaggs 1-0) at Washington (Jordan 0-2), 3:05 p.m. Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 1-1) at Toronto (Dickey 1-3), 3:07 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Leesman 0-0) at Detroit (Verlander 2-1), 3:08 p.m. Minnesota (Gibson 3-0) at Tampa Bay (Price 2-1), 3:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 2-0) at Boston (Lester 2-2), 3:10 p.m. Texas (N.Martinez 0-0) at Oakland (Milone 0-1), 6:05 p.m. Houston (McHugh 0-0) at Seattle (E.Ramirez 1-2), 6:10 p.m. All Times ADT

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drove in two runs. Wily Peralta (3-0) gave up three runs and six hits in 6 1-3 innings as the Brewers improved their major league-best record to 15-5. Peralta stuck out six. Will Smith pitched out of a base-loaded jam in the seventh inning. Tyler Thornberg worked a scoreless eighth and Francisco Rodriquez finished for his eighth save this season and 312th of his career, good for 19th on the career list. Andrew Cashner (2-2) gave up four runs and seven hits in six innings.


BOSTON — Clay Buchholz allowed six runs in the third inning, and the Baltimore Orioles held on to beat the Red Sox on Monday in the annual Patriots’ Day morning game at Fenway Park, a year after the Boston Marathon bombings. Trailing by two runs, Boston loaded the bases in the ninth. Mike Napoli hit an RBI groundout beN.Y. METS 2, ST. LOUIS 0 fore Tommy Hunter, Baltimore’s NEW YORK — Jenrry Mejia fifth reliever, retired Mike Carp pitched four-hit ball into the sev- on a game-ending grounder for his enth inning and David Wright de- fifth save. livered another key hit. Wright lined an early RBI sinINDIANS 4, ROYALS 3 gle that extended his hitting streak to 12 games and Kyle Farnsworth CLEVELAND — Jason Kipnis earned his first save as the New and Michael Brantley hit two-run York’s newest closer. homers, powering the Indians over the Royals when a fearless squirrel ran around Progressive Field and provided some extra entertainment. MILWAUKEE — Aramis Kipnis connected in the sixth Ramirez homered and Ryan Braun inning off Jeremy Guthrie (2-1),


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said runner Vicki Schmidt, 52, of Nashville. She added: “You can’t hold us back. You can’t get us down. Boston is magical. This is our place.” Some of the victims themselves returned for a ceremonial crossing of the finish line. “It was hard. It was really hard,” said Heather Abbott, who wore a “Boston Strong” sticker on the black prosthesis where her left leg used to be. “I was really nervous. I didn’t want to fall. ... I’m just glad we made it.” Tatyana McFadden, who was 6 and sickly when she

was adopted out of a Russian orphanage by an American, won the women’s wheelchair race for the second straight year. Afterward, she spoke of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy who was the youngest of those killed in the explosions. “I have a Russian heritage, but I am an American,” McFadden said. “For today, not only was I running for Martin and his family, but all those other people that were affected by last year.” Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 20, is awaiting trial in the attack and could get the death penalty. Prosecutors said he and his older brother — ethnic Chechens who came to the U.S. from Russia more than a decade ago — carried out the attack in retaliation for U.S.

Washington 11 New York 10 Philadelphia 9 Miami 9 Central Division Milwaukee 15 St. Louis 11 Pittsburgh 9 Cincinnati 8 Chicago 6 West Division Los Angeles 12 San Francisco 11 Colorado 11 San Diego 9 Arizona 5

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WHITE SOX 3, TIGERS 1 DETROIT — Jose Abreu and Dayan Viciedo hit RBI doubles in the seventh inning, and the White Sox rallied for a victory over the Tigers. Chicago scored three runs in the seventh off Anibal Sanchez (0-2) after managing only one hit in the first six innings. John Danks (2-0) allowed six hits and three walks in 6 1-3 innings, but the Tigers could score only one run off him.

ASTROS 7, MARINERS 2 SEATTLE — Matt Dominguez homered and drove in three runs, Dallas Keuchel struck out a seasonhigh eight and the Astros broke a seven-game skid with a win over the Mariners. It is the seventh straight loss for Seattle, which is the longest active streak in the majors.

RANGERS 4, ATHLETICS 3 OAKLAND, Calif. — Donnie Murphy lined a go-ahead single up the middle with one out in the eighth inning, and the Rangers rallied from an early three-run deficit to beat the Athletics. Sean Doolittle (0-1) allowed a leadoff double to Kevin Kouzmanoff and Mitch Moreland sacrificed him to third before Murphy’s hit. Murphy and Kouzmanoff are both former A’s players.

wars in Muslim lands. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, died in a shootout with police in the days after the bombings. “It was a hard last year,” Lee Ann Yanni, whose left leg was badly hurt in the bombing, said moments after crossing the finish line. “And we’re just so much better and stronger.” Associated Press Writers Rik Stevens, Philip Marcelo, Michelle R. Smith, Bob Salsberg, Denise Lavoie, Steve Peoples, Paige Sutherland, Steve LeBlanc and Bill Kole; freelancers Ken Powtak and Amy Crawford, and AP Sports Writers Howard Ulman and Pat Eaton-Robb contributed to this story. M



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Basketball NBA Playoffs FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Saturday, April 19 Brooklyn 94, Toronto 87, Brooklyn leads series 1-0 Golden State 109, L.A. Clippers 105 Atlanta 101, Indiana 93, Atlanta leads series 1-0 Oklahoma City 100, Memphis 86 Sunday, April 20 San Antonio 90, Dallas 85, Dallas leads series 1-0 Miami 99, Charlotte 88, Miami leads series 1-0 Washington 102, Chicago 93, Washington leads series 1-0 Portland 122, Houston 120, OT, Portland leads series 1-0 Monday, April 21 Memphis 111, Oklahoma City 105, OT, series tied 1-1 L.A. Clippers 138, Golden State 98, series tied 1-1 Tuesday, April 22 Atlanta at Indiana, 3 p.m. Brooklyn at Toronto, 3:30 p.m. Washington at Chicago, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 Charlotte at Miami, 3 p.m. Dallas at San Antonio, 4 p.m. Portland at Houston, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24 Indiana at Atlanta, 3 p.m. Oklahoma City at Memphis, 4 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 6:30 p.m. All Times ADT

Transactions BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Sent 3B Will Middlebrooks to Pawtucket (IL) for a rehab assignment. CLEVELAND INDIANS — Optioned RHP Blake Wood to Columbus (IL). Reinstated DH Jason Giambi from the 15-day DL. DETROIT TIGERS — Placed RHP Luke Putkonen on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Saturday. Selected the contract of OF J.D. Martinez from Toledo (IL). Transferred OF Andy Dirks to the 60-day DL. HOUSTON ASTROS — Placed RHP Scott Feldman on the 15day DL, retroactive to April 18. Recalled RHP Collin McHugh from

Oklahoma City (PCL). LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Optioned RHP Josh Wall from Salt Lake (PCL). Recalled LHP Nick Maronde from Salt Lake. NEW YORK YANKEES — Optioned RHP Bryan Mitchell to Trenton (EL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Claimed INF Andy Parrino off waivers from Texas and optioned him to Sacramento (PCL). TAMPA BAY RAYS — Optioned LHP C.J. Riefenhauser to Durham (IL). Reinstated RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo from the 15-day DL. National League CHICAGO CUBS — Sent RHP Jake Arrieta to Daytona (FSL) for a rehab assignment. COLORADO ROCKIES — Placed OF Michael Cuddyer on the 15day DL, retroactive to April 18. Recalled INF Charlie Culberson from Colorado Springs. LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Recalled RHP Jose Dominguez from Albuquerque (PCL). Optioned INF-OF Chone Figgins to Albuquerque. MIAMI MARLINS — Sent 2B Rafael Furcal to Jacksonville (SL) for a rehab assignment. MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Optioned RHP Rob Wooten to Nashville (PCL). Recalled RHP Alfredo Figaro from Nashville. NEW YORK METS — Selected the contract of OF Bobby Abreu from Las Vegas (PCL). Optioned OF Andrew Brown to Las Vegas. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Placed LHP Wandy Rodriguez on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Jared Hughes from Indianapolis (IL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Optioned RHP Jorge Rondon to Memphis (PCL). Recalled LHP Tyler Lyons from Memphis. Named Craig Unger general manager of Memphis and Ben Weiss senior advisor. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA — Fined Toronto general manager Masai Ujiri $25,000 for using obscene language in a public setting. MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES — Announced the retirement of coach Rick Adelman. NEW YORK KNICKS — Fired coach Mike Woodson and assistant coaches Jim Todd, Darrell Walker and Herb Williams. UTAH JAZZ — Announced coach Tyrone Corbin will not be offered a new contract. FOOTBALL National Football League CHICAGO BEARS — Signed WR Josh Morgan to a one-year contract. CINCINNATI BENGALS — Exercised a 2015 contract option for WR A.J. Green. DETROIT LIONS — Named Kevin Bastin trainer. Signed CBs Aaron Hester and Nate Ness. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Signed

CB Josh Gordy to his qualifying offer. Placed C Phil Costa on the reserve/retired list. Agreed to terms with S Colt Anderson. MIAMI DOLPHINS — Named Joe Cicini head of security, Dan Caspersen head of human resources and announced Brandon Shore will work in human resources for the team’s training facility. NEW YORK GIANTS — Signed QB Josh Freeman. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Announced S Brandian Ross signed his exclusive rights tender. Acquired a 2014 seventh-round draft pick from Seattle for QB Terrelle Pryor. HOCKEY National Hockey League CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Recalled Fs Alex Broadhurst, Terry Broadhurst, Phillip Danault, Ryan Hartman, Drew LeBlanc, Brad Mills, Brandon Mashinter, Mark McNeill and Garret Ross, Ds Mathieu Brisebois, Adam Clendening and Brian Connelly, and G Kent Simpson from Rockford (AHL). EDMONTON OILERS — Named Bill Scott assistant general manager. FLORIDA PANTHERS — Agreed to terms with F Connor Brickley on an entry-level contract. LOS ANGELES KINGS — Assigned F Linden Vey to Manchester (AHL). SOCCER National Premier Soccer League PENSACOLA CITY FC — Named Gary Hindley coach and Don Maples assistant coach/goalkeeper coach and director of camps, clinics and personal appearances. COLLEGE CASTLETON — Named Kevin Trigonis offensive coordinator. CHARLOTTE — Named Margeaux Sinibaldi women’s assistant volleyball coach. HOFSTRA — Named Ariel Pesante assistant director of athletics for NCAA education and compliance services. HOLY CROSS — Announced the resignation of men’s lacrosse coach Jim Morrissey. MINOT STATE — Named Tyler Hughes football coach. NEW MEXICO — Suspended RB Crusoe Gongbay indefinitely from the football team pending the outcome of a police investigation. ROWAN — Announced the retirement of men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach Tony Lisa, effective June 30. TENNESSEE STATE — Named Dana Ford men’s basketball C coach.




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Apartments, Unfurnished 2-BEDROOM 6 miles north of Kenai. $850. per month plus electric & deposit. No pets. Coin operated laundry on site. (907)262-7248.




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Homes 3-BEDROOM HOUSE Furnished, Seasonal 4370 Eagle Rock Drive Kenai Spur (907)469-0665 HOME Soldotna, 3-bedroom, 2-bath, washer/dryer, dishwasher, shed. $1,125. plus utilities, Security deposit. No pets/smoking. (907)741-0881 (907)242-9551. 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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Oral Surgery, Crowns, Bridges Root Canals, Dentures, Partials Emergency appts. available DKC/Medicaid

908 Highland Ave. Kenai............................. 283-0454

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50th Year F150 Anniversary truck Clean white F150 long bed, with bed liner. Automatic with power. 20mpg to Anchorage. 4 x 4 works great. Showing light wear, tires fair. About 204,000 on synthetic oil, no oil burning. Tow hooks, block heater. Starts and runs good in cold weather. New aluminum tool box, tow hitch. Small powerful 4.6 Triton V-8. Call Rick, 907-394-8858. $5,500. Will consider small part trade?



of complete turnkey Welding Shop: Quality Marine, Kodiak, Alaska . Entire Business Liquidation to be sold as one lot Monday, April 28 @ 10am at Alaska Auction Co. 1227 E. 75th Ave., Anchorage, Alaska. Preview in Kodiak by appointment only. (907)349-7078.



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The Ninilchik Traditional Council's HUD Program is seeking a General Contractor w/residential endorsement for a Mod/Rehab in Ninilchik. Indian Preference applies. Contractor must pay Tribal Wage Rate, must obtain proposal packet, do an on-site visit, and attend the Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference. Partial scope of work consists of fuel oil heater installation, water-testing & water treatment system installation, vinyl siding, generator wired into home, etc. See full scope of work in Bid Packet. Bid opens April 22, 2014 @ 9am and closes May 21, 2014 @ 5pm. Please contact Diane Pherson, Procurement Officer for a bid packet @ (907) 567-3313. 3d75x3d5_BW.qxd 9/7/05 Page2014 1 PUBLISHED: 4/22, 23, 24,5:58 25, PM 27, 28, 1696/561


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Peninsula Memorial Chapels & Crematory Kenai........................................283-3333 Soldotna ..................................260-3333 Homer...................................... 235-6861 Seward.....................................224-5201

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Don’t meddle in office affair unless it interferes with work She’s constantly worried about national and international politics, global warming, the economy, health care, crime, etc. She neglects herself and her family. She seems agitated, anxious and depressed by all the news. Is this a disease? How can I help her get off this habit? What should I do? — MISERABLE IN Abigail Van Buren MINNESOTA DEAR MISERABLE: Your girlfriend appears to have become a news junkie. She’s overstimulated and hooked on the adrenaline rush she gets from channel surfing from one tragedy, outrage and horror to the next. While this may not technically be a disease, it IS exhausting and depressing. When the same thing started happening to me, I fixed it by turning off the news and going “cold DEAR ABBY: My girlfriend watches the 24-hour turkey.” After a four-day news blackout, I felt like news channels and seems to be obsessed with them. It my buoyant self again. Now I ration my exposure. is hurting our relationship and affecting her happiness. Please share this with your girlfriend because it’s

DEAR ABBY: I manage a group of 15 employees. A few months ago, I hired the wife of an old friend. Until now she has been a great employee, but recently she and a male co-worker have been taking lunches and breaks together in a way that leads me to believe they are flirting or have already crossed the line. Because we have a small group, I worry about how this will affect my team, who know that she’s married. I also feel bad for the husband, who is a very caring and kind man. As a manager, I don’t think I can say anything unless their liaison interferes with their work performance. But I hate to watch this progress and see people end up hurt. What can I do? — MANAGEMENT DECISION DEAR MANAGEMENT: Unless the flirtation becomes a distraction for “the team,” you should stay out of it. Much as you might like to intervene, your friend’s wife and this co-worker are adults and responsible for their own behavior.


GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH Try not to get so triggered by certain people. You often might find yourself feeling angry at someone or wanting to change a situation. Creativity is a gift, but its strength lies in its application. Think twice before moving in a new direction. Tonight: Wherever there is music. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Dealing with a money matter could take you in a totally new direction. Your sixth sense will come through for you once more. What you find irritating about a close family member could be a trait that you possess. Avoid making snap judgments. Tonight: Visit over dinner. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH Your intuition might tell you to let someone else have his or her way.You are always such a dominant force that others tend to feel passive or less valued around you. Let this person have the experience of you trusting and valuing him or her. Tonight: Go along with a suggestion. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH Honor what is happening between you and someone else, but head in your own direction. You do enjoy working with others, but you also appreciate your space when it comes down to pursuing a heartfelt project. Tonight: Get your errands done. Squeeze in some gym time. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH Where you might get easily irritated, you will have the choice of moving in a new direction. Your short fuse could be related to a past situation that reminds you of the present one. Take some time to figure out your feelings. Tonight: Add more lightness to your life.

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what I’m recommending for her. DEAR ABBY: At a wedding, while shaking hands with a friend, I accidentally bumped another friend’s wine glass, staining his $180 shirt. The stain is a small one, on the lower portion and not very noticeable. Now the man insists I pay for the shirt. Is there an etiquette rule on this issue? I feel bad, but not bad enough that I think I should pay for such an expensive shirt. If you have the means to pay for a shirt that expensive, I don’t believe you should expect others to replace it. — CHRIS IN DENVER DEAR CHRIS: Good manners dictate that you offer to pay for having the shirt cleaned. A good dry cleaner may be able to remove the stain, but it should be done as soon as possible. Anytime a person has a stained garment, it should be taken to a professional and what caused the stain identified so it can be removed. Trying to treat it yourself can make removal more difficult. If the stain is permanent, then you should pay to replace the shirt. Ask yourself what’s more important — 180 bucks or your friendship?

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Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, April 22, 2014: This year, when you slow down and relax, you often wonder whether you should do what you want to do or what you think you should do. It is only you who sees the choice as either/or — both choices could co-exist if you were open. If you are single, you will meet people with ease. You’ll enjoy dating, but your obligations often will push you in a different direction. If you are attached, the two of you will find that you want to participate in different activities or get into unrelated interests. This diversity does not take away from your closeness; instead, it allows greater trust and independence. Being together 24/7 does not necessarily indicate a strong bond. AQUARIUS makes a good friend. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH You might need to handle a personal matter directly. You will want to remain in control as you deal with this issue. The unexpected walks through your day, so be ready for anything. Look at your goals and what you want from a friendship. Avoid a collision. Tonight: Stay centered. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH Be receptive to a boss, even if you would like to ignore him or her. You’ll need to absorb the information he or she gives you. A sudden insight might throw your thinking into chaos. You will look at an authority figure a lot differently as a result. Tonight: In the limelight.


SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHH You might not be able to be as easygoing as you would like to project. You could be deeply irritated by a situation, and that feeling might keep coming out. Be aware that you will have to figure out what is triggering this and see if you can get past it. Tonight: At home. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHHYou might need to be smarter about how you use your energy. Rally a friend or a group of co-workers who understand you and who care a lot about you. You could be taken aback by someone’s response. Avoid having a knee-jerk reaction. Tonight: In the thick of things. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHH Rethink a personal matter, especially if it affects your finances. You’ll need to dedicate time and effort in order to get the whole story. Understand what would happen if an uncomfortable situation evolves. Problems are likely to occur with an authority figure. Tonight: In charge. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH Do what is necessary to make a difference. Your thoughts could be changing rapidly. Touch base with a child or loved one you care a lot about. Understand that news could be overwhelming, but it is worth listening to. Tonight: Tap into your instincts once more. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH Examine what is happening with great precision by listening and observing. Your sense of what is appropriate could change as a result. Listen to news with intent and openness. This combination could be more powerful than you realize. Tonight: Get some extra R and R.

BAGGING BROKEN GLASS Dear Heloise: I read the hint about DISPOSING OF BROKEN GLASS and realized that I have a hint I could share: I buy lots of pet food and save the empty bags (making sure there are no lingering pieces of kibble, then folding and storing in a kitchen cabinet). When there is an accident, I sweep up the broken glass and pour it directly from the dustpan into a pet-food bag, roll it shut and secure it with a bit of tape. Because of the wide mouth, it all pours in, and the multithickness of the bag prevents cuts. — Pam Z. in Texas A cleanup and recycle hint all in one! What could be better? Thanks for writing. — Heloise RECYCLE BULBS Dear Readers: Recently, a column about compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) explained how to clean up after one breaks. However, many of you wrote regarding how to dispose of the burned-out ones. * Lyman and Rachel A. in Louisiana wrote: “Perhaps you should remind folks that burned-out bulbs cannot be put into regular household garbage or recycling, as they are considered hazardous materials. CFLs may be recycled at community hazmat recycling events. Also, big-box hardware stores offer recycling for bulbs of all shapes and sizes.” * Jennifer M. in California wrote: “The CFL (broken or not) ... needs to go to a hazardous-material collection site. And while the readers are at it, they can take their batteries, old paint and chemicals there also.” Both good hints! — Heloise


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Vets turn to prosthetics to help pets By SUE MANNING Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — A 9-month-old boxer pup named Duncan barreled down a beach in Oregon, running full tilt on soft sand into YouTube history and showing more than 4 million viewers that he can revel in a good romp despite lacking back legs. “It’s a heartwarming, wonderful thing to see,” said Dr. Bonnie Beaver, a professor at Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and executive director of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. “These animals generally look to us as if they are very happy. We don’t know that they are, but they are excited and jumping around and doing things that are wonderful to watch.” But dogs aren’t made to stand, and they are putting unwanted pressure on their joints and probably shortening their lives, Beaver said. Duncan’s owners say they are “keeping a vigilant eye” on the animal who balked at a doggie wheelchair and can’t use prosthetics. “Vertical postures are not normal for four-legged creatures,” Beaver said. “The use of a prosthetic can give that animal a more normal life.” More veterinarians are using wheelchairs, orthotics and prosthetics to improve the lives of dogs that have lost limbs to deformity, infection or accident, experts say. The move is driven by persistent pet owners who embrace their animals as family and aren’t deterred by the cost and commitment of outfitting disabled dogs with the devices. At the same






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time, there have been great strides in technology to keep up with U.S. soldiers returning wounded from war, and veterinarians have adapted the materials and know-how for the rising demand from clients. “There are so many things we can do to solve mechanical problems. ... If you have broken parts, we can replace them,” said Martin Kaufmann, co-owner of Veterinary Orthotics and Prosthetics in Denver, also


known as OrthoPets, which helps about 2,000 animals a year. Most devices range from $150 to $2,000 but can cost more, Kaufmann said. Besides commercial manufacturers, there are likely thousands of backyard builders who have created carts, slings or other devices to help their pets get around. The number of pets using artificial limbs will never be huge, Beaver said. It takes a dedicated person willing to take the prosthetic on and off, clean it and teach the animal to use it. It will likely mean a lifestyle choice for pet owners. With the time and cost required, many wonder why people spend time on disabled animals when there are so many healthy dogs and cats awaiting homes. The answer, Beaver said, is “some people want to.” There have been successes even in challenging cases, Kaufmann said. Orthopets helped mixed-breed puppy Naki’o after his four legs and tail were frozen in ice. What frostbite didn’t do, a surgeon did, amputating all four legs. Then, Kaufmann outfitted him with four prosthetics. “To see Naki’o at the beginning, he was protective and guarded,” he said. “Six months after all this was done, he was just a fun-loving guy who likes to socialize.” Now, Naki’o lives with the Nebraska couple that found him. Another dog teaches kids what it means to be different. The Labrador-golden retriever mix named Pirelli was destined to be a service dog at Canine Assistants, a training school in Atlanta, but one back paw never developed.





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