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THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014 Soldotna-Kenai, Alaska

Vol. 44, Issue 181

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Four rescued after Skilak plane crash

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Homer Electric Association will dedicate the new Nikiski generation plant with a ceremony at 10 a.m. on Thursday. Parking will be available at the Agrium plant with shuttle service to the ceremony. Tours of the new Nikiski plant on the Kenai Spur Highway, and the Bernice Lake plant on Chevron Road, will be available from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Visitors must be 18, wear all-weather, allterrain footwear and avoid loose clothing. Also on Thursday, the HEA annual meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at Soldotna High School, with registration from 4:40-6:30 p.m. The event includes informational booths, board of directors elections and community outreach awards. For more information, contact Joe Gallagher at 907283-2324.

Inside This latest, ‘Grand Budapest,’ has all of the former elements, but this time the emphasis is on the quirky, the funny, and the quaint while the melancholy is more of an accent.’ ... See page B-1

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By DAN BALMER Peninsula Clarion

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion

Game on!

Kenzo Cook, 2, of Kenai, plays in the parking lot of The Duck Inn on Kalifornsky Beach Road Wednesday in Soldotna.

Funds for fishery enforcement Last-minute amendment gives Wildlife Troopers $175,000 By BOB TKACZ For the Alaska Journal of Commerce/ Morris News Service-Alaska

JUNEAU — An unpublicized, end-of-session addition to the state capital projects bill for fiscal year 2015 gives the Alaska Wildlife Troopers $175,000 they never asked for to conduct “enforcement activities relating to” salmon returning to the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers and Upper Cook Inlet setnet fisheries on the Kenai Peninsula shoreline. “To my knowledge we didn’t ask for it,” said James Cockrell, administrative services direc-

tor of the Department of Public Safety, April 29. “I found out about it, it was fairly recent, basically after the operating budget was approved by the House and Senate.” The appropriation was an amendment of language inserted in Senate Bill 119 when it was in the Senate Finance committee. The Senate language, which appears in an April 7 version of the bill, would have appropriated the money specifically for enforcement and inspection of Eastside setnets in Upper Cook Inlet. The House language, which

Extra enforcement likely to focus on setnet fishery By RASHAH McCHESNEY Peninsula Clarion

Each summer the Soldotna post of the state’s Wildlife Troopers calls in for reinforcements. Between the sprawling dipnet fisheries at the mouths of the Kenai and Kasilof rivers, commercial set and driftnetting fleets and the sport-

fishing pressure on Kenai Peninsula rivers and lakes — enforcement of fisheries regulations can be a daunting task for the 11 wildlife troopers stationed between Anchor Point, Soldotna and Seward. Lt. Paul McConnell, deputy commander for the Bdetachment of the wildlife See ENFORCE, page A-10

See FUNDS, page A-10

Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard rescued four men after a plane went down at the foot of Skilak Glacier Tuesday night. The four men, passengers Reid Nelson, 19, of Cokato, Minn., Logan Sutton, 22, and Levi Sutton, 25, of Soldotna and pilot Donny Joachim, 37, of Soldotna, did not suffer any injuries when their Cessna 172 aircraft went down Tuesday, said Alaska State Troopers spokesperson Beth Ipsen. The pilot of the plane was able to text the Sutton family, who contacted troopers about the crash, Ipsen said. Troopers then contacted the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center. The 176th Wing rescue squadron responded at 9:10 p.m. Tuesday in a HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter with rescue personnel from the 210th and 212th from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson base, according to a press release from Major Candis Olmstead, director of Public Affairs with the Alaska National Guard. Airman Captain Ben Leonard, with the 210th Rescue Squadron said the plane was found upside down and halfway in a stream with the other half over glacial silt, about one mile from Skilak Lake. “They had a campfire going so we were able to find them and land safely,” Leonard said. See RESCUE, page A-10

STARS performer KPC RA to attend selective training session By KELLY SULLIVAN Peninsula Clarion

Scott Sellers’ raspy, guttural laugh is hearty. The Kenai Peninsula College, Kenai River Campus resident assistant, or RA, said he likes people to see him smile, which is part of his approach, on and off the job, to show the people around him they are welcomed, he said. In his first year as an RA,

Sellers has been invited to attend STARS College, a selective three-day training series for undergraduate students, held at American University in Washington, D.C. Aboout 40 to 55 students from around the world are chosen to attend, according to the Association of College and University Housing Officers International, ACHUHO-I, website, which hosts the annual conference.

“You have to demonstrate a strong leadership and prove you will enhance the program, and will bring back what you learned from STARS,” said Tammie Willis, Associate Director of Residence Life. Willis said she has seen only one other RA accepted into STARS College during her 15 Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion years working in residence life Scott Sellers helps Steve Vinzant and Carl Hatten hook up a at the college. “Scott doesn’t just come up power cord during a study session Tuesday at the Kenai PenSee ASSIST, page A-10 insula College Residence Hall.

Political candidates speak at middle school forum By DAN JOLING Associated Press

ANCHORAGE — Statewide political candidates Wednesday got a chance to say how they would shape the future for Alaskans who won’t even be able to vote for at least four years. Three candidates hoping to be elected governor in November and three Republicans hoping to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich answered questions posed by students from 11 Anchorage middle schools in a forum sponsored by AARP Alaska at the Lous-

sac Library. Democrat Byron Mallott, independent Bill Walker and incumbent Republican Gov. Sean Parnell vowed strong support for public schools. They split over how health care should be provided for needy residents. Parnell last year chose not to extend Medicare eligibility to those up to 138 percent of the federal poverty line. Walker said he would accept Medicaid expansion if the federal government paid 100 percent of the costs. “Medicaid expansion is something that Alaskans have

‘We have a House and a Senate in Washington that won’t address these issues because they disagree, and I’m not going back there to kick the problems down the road.’ — Mead Treadwell paid for, No. 1,” Walker said. Expansion would provide the benefits to 40,000 more Alaskans, he said, and potentially create 4,000 new jobs. “If we don’t, our dollars will C




go to another state,” Walker said. Mallott said his first act as governor would be to accept Medicaid expansion. “Every Alaskan deserves and should have afford-

able health care,” he said. Parnell said the middle school students in the audience would pay the debt for Medicaid expansion. A better alternative for the 10,000 people he said would be affected was to address the gaps in health care. “They need more help with chronic care and specialty care,” Parnell said. “We can do that on a more targeted basis with state funds rather than putting you all at risk for your financial future.” Begich did not attend the Senate forum. See FORUM, page A-10





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AccuWeather 5-day forecast for Kenai-Soldotna

Barrow 30/23







Tides Today Prudhoe Bay 40/20



6:08 a.m. (21.9) 6:59 p.m. (20.1)

1:03 a.m. (0.7) 1:32 p.m. (-3.3)

4:55 a.m. (21.2) 5:46 p.m. (19.4)

11:41 a.m. (-3.2) 11:51 p.m. (1.8)

First Second

4:14 a.m. (20.0) 5:05 p.m. (18.2)

10:37 a.m. (-3.2) 10:47 p.m. (1.8)

First Second

2:54 a.m. (11.8) 3:53 p.m. (9.5)

9:28 a.m. (-2.1) 9:33 p.m. (1.9)

First Second

8:52 a.m. (30.5) 9:46 p.m. (29.8)

3:37 a.m. (4.2) 4:06 p.m. (-0.7)

Kenai City Dock

First Second Deep Creek

First Second

Plenty of sunshine

Mild with plenty of sunshine

Plenty of sunshine

Sunny and pleasant

Partly sunny

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Hi: 62 Lo: 29

Hi: 65 Lo: 35

Hi: 62 Lo: 37

Hi: 61 Lo: 38

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10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m.

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Daylight Length of Day - 16 hrs., 5 min., 7 sec. Daylight gained - 5 min., 23 sec.

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Today 6:00 a.m. 10:05 p.m.

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Today 7:39 a.m. 12:09 a.m.

Tomorrow 5:57 a.m. 10:07 p.m.

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Unalakleet McGrath 57/38 72/42

New May 28 Tomorrow 8:25 a.m. 1:08 a.m.

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Dillingham 61/39

From the Peninsula Clarion in Kenai

24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. 0.00" Month to date ........................... 0.28" Normal month to date ............. 0.59" Year to date .............................. 2.91" Normal year to date ................. 3.07" Record today ................. 0.65" (1965) Record for May ............. 2.77" (1966) Record for year ............ 27.09" (1963)

Juneau 62/34

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Kodiak 51/39

Sitka 59/41

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High yesterday Low yesterday

98 at Santa Maria, Calif. 11 at Lake Yellowstone,

State Extremes High yesterday Low yesterday

Ketchikan 63/44

63 at Skagway 10 at Nuiqsut

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(Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation)

Drenching showers and locally severe thunderstorms will extend from Maine to Florida today. Chilly air and showers will affect much of the Midwest. Heat and fire weather will increase across California.

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84/64/t 55/37/c 86/78/pc 83/69/s 69/43/pc 96/63/s 62/45/pc 67/48/pc 87/76/s 66/42/pc 48/41/r 51/39/sh 66/44/pc 73/56/pc 73/54/r 79/60/r 68/41/pc 55/36/c 89/70/t 76/53/pc 90/68/s

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Company Final Change Agrium Inc............... 96.07 +0.36 Alaska Air Group...... 94.08 +0.14 ACS...........................1.89 — Apache Corp........... 86.80 -1.03 AT&T........................ 35.70 +0.28 Baker Hughes.......... 69.90 +0.35 BP ........................... 50.62 +0.33 Chevron.................. 125.52 -0.45 ConocoPhillips..........74.31 -0.37 ExxonMobil............. 102.41 +0.96 1st Natl. Bank AK... 1,745.00 — GCI.......................... 10.44 +0.08 Halliburton............... 63.07 +0.06 Harley-Davidson...... 73.94 +0.53 Home Depot............ 79.51 -0.01 McDonald’s..............101.38 -0.12 Safeway................... 34.06 -0.02 Schlumberger..........101.55 +0.16 Tesoro...................... 56.29 +0.59 Walmart................... 79.71 +0.04 Wells Fargo.............. 49.64 +0.17 Gold closed............1,290.95 -4.95 Silver closed............ 19.20 -0.26 Dow Jones avg..... 16,580.84 +45.47 NASDAQ................ 4,114.56 +11.01 S&P 500................1,883.95 +5.62 Stock prices provided by the Kenai Peninsula Edward Jones offices.

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Valdez Kenai/ 56/39 Soldotna Homer

Cold Bay 50/33


High ............................................... 48 Low ................................................ 31 Normal high .................................. 51 Normal low .................................... 32 Record high ....................... 63 (2009) Record low ......................... 21 (1982)

Kenai/ Soldotna 60/31 Seward 63/42 Homer 55/33

Anchorage 62/43

Bethel 59/35

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Fairbanks 68/38

Talkeetna 66/35 Glennallen 57/24

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Tornado activity baffles meteorologists By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer

WASHINGTON — Something strange is happening with tornadoes lately in the United States and it’s baffling meteorologists. It’s either unusually quiet or deadly active. Until this weekend’s outbreak, the U.S. had by far the quietest start of the year for

Oil Prices Tuesday’s prices North Slope crude: $107.10, up from $106.93 on Monday West Texas Int.: $101.28, up from $100.84 on Monday

tornadoes. By the beginning of last week, there had been only 20 significant tornadoes and none of them that big. There was also a slow start four years ago. And after a busy January, last year was exceptionally quiet until a May outbreak that included a supersized tornado that killed 24 people in Moore, Okla. “When we have tornadoes, we have lots of them,” said Greg Carbin, warning meteorologist for the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla. “It’s boom or bust.” The 12-month period before last May set a record for the fewest significant tornadoes. But two years earlier, the nation also set a record for the most in 12 months. Tornadoes can occur any time of year. All it takes is the

right conditions. It varies by location, but the season tends to run from spring to mid-summer, with the biggest hotspots in Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Florida and Nebraska. In the past few decades, the U.S. has averaged annually about 1,250 tornadoes of all sizes. Longer trends also show more tornado clusters recently. The number of days with at least one significant tornado is going down. In the early 1970s, there was a single tornado about 150 days a year. Now it’s about 100, said Harold Brooks, a meteorologist at the National Severe Storms Lab in Norman. But the number of superbusy days with 30 tornadoes or more has gone up. In the 1970s, they came once every two years or so. Now we get those days three times a year, Brooks said.









Peninsula Clarion, Thursday, May 1, 2014

Obituaries Vivian Coppedge

Senior softball ready to take the field

Vivian Coppedge, 77 of Soldotna, passed away April 27, 2014 at Heritage Place. No services are planned at this time. Please visit Vivian’s online profile and sign her guestbook at

Senior softball in Soldotna is set to return for second season. Starting date is dependent upon weather and field conditions. Seniors play every Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. at Centennial Park at the first Little League Diamond. Paul will be calling last year’s regulars and is still looking for new players. It is for anyone over age 50 to an unlimited age. It does not matter if you can’t run, a runner will be provided for you. It does also not matter how long since you played. Anyone wishing to join us, call Paul at 394-6061. Games start with batting practice, then sides are chosen to play for a couple of hours (or until we get tired). Play is not highly competitive, just fun.

Mark G. Vincent Kenai resident Mark G. Vincent, 55, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014 at Central Peninsula Hospital with his family by his side. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 2, at Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai. Burial will follow in the Kenai City Cemetery. Mark was born Feb. 22, 1959 in Orange, Texas to Lawrence and Olia (LeJeune) Vincent. He was raised up in the Vincent Settlement in Southwest Louisiana. Mark moved to Alaska about 25 years ago and made his home in Kenai. “Mark was loved by everyone who know him and had many friends,” his family wrote. Mark was preceded in death by his parents. Those left to cherish Mark’s memory are his girlfriend, Vicki; brothers, Donnie, Ronnie and Lawrence Vincent, all of southwest Louisiana; sisters, Clara Fontenot, Darla Gibson, Abigail McCain, all from Louisiana and LaQuita Jonas of Soldotna; many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.

Mad Magazine’s Al Feldstein dies at 88





Around the Peninsula

NEW YORK (AP) — Before “The Daily Show,” ‘’The Simpsons” or even “Saturday Night Live,” Al Feldstein helped show America how to laugh at authority and giggle at popular culture. Millions of young baby boomers looked forward to that day when the new issue of Mad magazine, which Feldstein ran for 28 years, arrived in the mail or on newsstands. Thanks in part to Feldstein, who died Tuesday at his home in Montana at age 88, comics were more than escapes into alternate worlds of superheroes and clean-cut children. They were a funhouse tour of current events and the latest crazes. Mad was breakthrough satire for the post-World War II era — the kind of magazine Holden Caulfield of “The Catcher In the Rye” might have read, or better, might have founded. “Basically everyone who was young between 1955 and 1975 read Mad, and that’s where your sense of humor came from,” producer Bill Oakley of “The Simpsons” later explained. One of Feldstein’s smartest moves was to build on a character used by Kurtzman. Feldstein turned the freckle-faced Alfred E. Neuman into an underground hero — a dimwitted everyman with a gap-toothed smile and the recurring stock phrase “What, Me Worry?” Neuman’s character was used to skewer any and all, from Santa Claus to Darth Vader, and more recently in editorial cartoonists’ parodies of President George W. Bush, notably a cover image The Nation that ran soon after Bush’s election in 2000 and was captioned “Worry.”

Peninsula Clarion death notice and obituary guidelines: 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. Pending service/Death notices are 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 are prepared by families, funeral homes, crematoriums, and are edited by our staff according to newspaper guidelines. The fee for obituaries up to 500 words with one black and white photo ranges from $50 to $100. Obituaries outside these guidelines are handled by the Clarion advertising department. Funeral homes and crematoriums routinely submit completed obituaries to the newspaper. Obituaries may also be submitted directly to the Clarion with prepayment, online at, or by mail to: Peninsula Clarion, P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, Alaska, 99611. The deadline for Tuesday – Friday editions is 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. For more information, call the Clarion at 907-283-7551.

Bear baiting clinics scheduled The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will host four black/brown bear baiting clinics on the Kenai Peninsula. Hunters may establish bait stations in certain areas, including areas within Game Management Units 7 and 15, after successfully completing a Fish and Game-approved bear baiting clinic. Hunter who already have been certified are not required to recertify. The clinic is 3 hours long and provided free of charge to the public. Clinic date, time and location: — Friday at 6 p.m. during the Kenai Peninsula Sport, Rec and Trade Show at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. An online bear bait clinic is available for anyone 16 and older wishing to become certified to register a bait station. Visit for more information or call 907-2629368 in Soldotna or 907-235-8191 in Homer.


friends, family, teachers, and students who attended the old Kenai High School are welcome. The class of 1964 was the last class to graduate from the old high school. Planned activities include a dance and program June 21 and a picnic June 22. For information call Mary Grainge Bodnar at 262-0995. — It’s not too early to get started on planning for 2015. Kenai Central High School classes of 1970 through 1979 are having a reunion Aug. 1-2, 2015. Please contact Anna Carlson at 907-469-0409 or email — Kenai Central High School Class of 1984 will be holding their 30 year reunion July 11-13, 2014. There will be a meet and greet 6-9 p.m. at the Upper Deck Lounge in Kenai Airport on July 12 with a no host bar, Prime rib dinner 7-9 p.m. at Main Street, music and dancing to follow. On July 13 from 1-3 p.m. there will be a picnic gathering at the green strip in Kenai weather permitting. Contact Mike Lott at 907-690-2032. Donations welcome. — The reunion for Anchorage’s Robert Service High School class of 1974 will be July 25-26. If you are a graduate or know someone who is, please contact Sharon Hall Minsch at 3994266, or Marie Mayo Allen at 907-3504176.

Tri the Kenai registration open

Registration for the Tri the Kenai triathlon is open. The triathlon, scheduled for June 8 at Skyview High School, includes a sprint triathlon (500-yard pool swim, 10-mile road bicycle ride, 5-kilometer trail run) and, new this year, an intermediate length triathlon (1,000-yard pool swim, 20-mile bike, 10-kilometer trail run). Also on tap is a kids triathlon for ages 6-14 (100-yard swim, 4-kilometer trail bike, 3-kilometer run). The sprint triathlon and kids triathlon are open to relay teams. Timing this year will be done with a chip-based system. Adult registration is $85. Team registration is $175. Youth Have a photogenic pet? registration is $25; youth team registration is $70. Registration Send the Clarion a picture for all events closes June 1. The charity focus for this year’s event is Hospice of the CenPet photos run on the Pets page every Tuesday. They can be tral Peninsula. For more information or to register, go to www. color or black and white and may include people. Limit one photo per household. They may be e-mailed to, dropped off at the Kenai office or mailed to the Clarion at P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, 99611. A brief explanation of Relay for Life garage sale the photo, the pet’s and owner’s names, owner’s address and organizers looking for donations phone number must be included. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Soldotna is Photos with an address written on the back will be returned. sponsoring a garage sale with all proceeds going for the Relay For more information, call 907-335-1251. for Life Cancer Walk. The sale is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 16 and ( a.m.-3 p.m. on May 17. Donations can be left at the RedemptoClass reunions rist Center (Old Catholic Church) Tuesday through Friday. For — The 50th reunion of the Kenai High School Class of more information or if you would like your donations picked 1964 will be celebrated on June 20, 21, and 22. All classmates, up call Alice Schiewek at 260-8080.

State fair books ‘Duck Dynasty’ By MARK THIESSEN Associated Press

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A contentious cable television reality show star will be among the highlighted acts at this year’s Alaska State Fair, officials announced Wednesday. Phil Robertson and other members of the show “Duck Dynasty” will headline the concert venue Aug. 30, fair marketing director Dean Phipps said. Set in Louisiana bayou country, A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” follows a family that manufactures duck calls and loves to go bird hunting. Robertson, the family patriarch, was briefly suspended by A&E last year after GQ

magazine quoted him declaring that gays are sinners and African Americans were happy under Jim Crow laws establishing segregation. Supporters of Robertson’s right to voice his opinions flocked to his defense before the network reinstated him. The fair is not making a statement in booking the family, Phipps said. “Us having them at the fair is not an endorsement of those opinions. But it’s a reflection of the popularity of the show with a lot of Alaskans who would want us to have them here,” he said. Public opinion was running about 50-50 Wednesday afternoon on the fair’s Facebook site

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. 8:30 a.m. • TOPS AK No. 220 Kasilof weigh-in at CES Station 6, 58260 Sterling Highway. Meeting starts at 9 a.m. Call 262-7319 or 2523436. 10 a.m. • TOPS AK No. 164 Soldotna weigh-in at First Baptist Church, 159 S. Binkley. Meeting starts at 11 a.m. Call 262-7339. • Narcotics Anonymous PJ Meeting, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Unit 71, Kenai. Noon • Alcoholics Anonymous recovery group at 11312 Kenai Spur Highway Suite 71 in the old Carrs Mall in Kenai. Call 262-1917. 5:30 p.m.

• Free Seated Zumba Gold at the Kenai Senior Center. New participants, active older adults, and chair-bound or limited mobility participants are encouraged. 6 p.m. • AA Step Sisters at Central Peninsula Hospital. Call 2622304. • TOPS AK 20, Soldotna, weigh-in at Christ Lutheran Church, 128 North Soldotna Avenue, Soldotna. Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Call 262-1557. • Celebrate Recovery, Midnight Son Seventh-day Adventist church on the corner of Swires Rd. and Kenai Spur Hwy in Kenai. Dinner is at 6 p.m.; Recovery Lesson at 6:30 p.m.; Open Share groups at 7:15 p.m. Email or call 2603292. 7 p.m. • Narcotics Anonymous Sup-





after the act was announced, Phipps said. Some people stopped in at fair headquarters to buy memberships that would allow them to purchase tickets to the show before they go on sale to the general public at noon Friday. “We’re the Alaska State Fair, which means we represent all Alaskans, and if there’s anything that all Alaskans have it’s an opinion — and it’s all not the same,” Phipps said. “We’re charged with representing all Alaskans, and there’s a ton of them that are fans of ‘Duck Dynasty.’ “ The fair does not book rap acts that promote violence or crime, he said. But when it comes to something more “sub-

jective” like booking members of the “Duck Dynasty” cast, people can decide whether to attend the event, Phipps said. “We’re not requiring people to go to the show. It’s not something that’s right there at the gate when you walk in. You have to actually make a choice to go,” Phipps said. The Alaska State Fair, which runs from Aug. 21-Sept. 1 at the fairgrounds in Palmer, also announced Wednesday that country singer Brett Eldredge will perform Aug. 27. Previously announced acts include Seether, Thompson Square, Tesla, Three Days Grace and Pentatonix. More acts will be announced later.

port Group “Dopeless Hope contact phone number to news@ Fiends,” 11312 Kenai Spur High- way, Unit 71, Kenai. • Square dance group at Ninilchik Senior Center. • Alcoholics Anonymous “Unity Men’s Group” meets downstairs the Salvation Army building in Soldotna. 8 p.m. • AA Attitude of Gratitude at URS Club, 405 Overland Drive. Call 283-3777. • AA North Roaders Group at North Star Methodist Church, Mile 25.5 Kenai Spur Highway. Call 242-9477. • Alcoholics Anonymous Ninichick support group at United Methodist Church, 15811 Sterling Highway, Ninilchik. Call 907-5673574. 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

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What took the NBA so long? Draping his league bosses in undeserved

The great Democratic opening

Hillary Clinton is in a formidable position to win the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, should she decide to run. But someone else also is in an enviable position: Whoever challenges her. The dynamics of the Democratic 2016 race so far feel more like an incumbent president clearing the primary field of any potential spoilers prior to a re-election bid rather than a wide-open nomination contest. At this early juncture, the question is not so much who will be her opponent(s), but whether she will have any, or even one. She certainly should. Any serious Democrat with some gumption and ambition would be a fool to pass up the race based on the forecast of a Clinton coronation. Running against Hillary in 2016 is the greatest growth opportunity in the Democratic Party. Whoever runs against Hillary will, for at least some period of time, be the hottest thing in American politics. On the cover of Time. Interviewed on all the Sunday shows. A figure of fascination whose every move is followed obsessively by every political outlet in the nation. All of this happens right out of the gate. It would be a massive barrage of free advertising in exchange for the act of showing up. What politician with national aspirations wouldn’t want such a prominent platform? What he or she would do with it is anyone’s guess. That would depend on the pro-

ficiency and message of the challenger’s campaign, but history suggests that it would more likely than not get some traction. Even the mightiest front-runners usually experience unexpected turbulence. Even Rich Lowry Al Gore in 2000, a sitting vice president who bulldozed his way to victory in every primary and caucus, had a difficult spell against his sole challenger, Bill Bradley. Even George W. Bush in 2000, anointed by the GOP establishment from the outset, got walloped by John McCain in New Hampshire. Even Mitt Romney in 2012, with every organizational and fundraising advantage, barely beat Rick Santorum in the crucial Ohio primary. As much as politics abhors a vacuum, the media hate a stale political narrative. Watching Hillary Clinton march unopposed to the Democratic nomination would be nightmare of tedium for journalists who thrive on conflict and drama. The rooting interest of the press will be for someone to run against Hillary, and to make a real race of it. As a presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton 2.0 so far looks as though it will be like Hillary Clinton 1.0, only more so. Her campaign will operate on the basis of sheer blunt political force and cold hard cash. Its

nobility, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Tuesday banned for life and fined a team owner whose bigotry had embarrassed professional basketball — during the playoffs! “We stand together in condemning Mr. Sterling’s views,” Silver said. “They simply have no place in the NBA.” What about all the other outrages of Donald Sterling’s 33 years as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers? What about the long history of lawsuits (including a federal housing discrimination lawsuit settled for $2.76 million) for all manner of ugly statements? Did those behaviors have a place in the NBA — but this one didn’t? Sterling’s fellow owners can pretend that his sin is his egregious disrespect for his players, his team’s fans, his league and the game that binds them. But that isn’t new. Sterling’s sin is that he got caught on a microphone. He made a scene. His fellow owners, having looked away for years, couldn’t look away. Not this time, they couldn’t. Not with lucrative sponsors fleeing, and murmurs about a possible player revolt, and fears of what all might happen when the Clippers opened their doors for a home game. So Sterling’s fellow NBA owners finally did what had to be done. Then they dispatched the hapless Silver to report their heroic deed, as if to have him cut down the nets. And the rest of us are supposed to applaud? Because they didn’t deal with Sterling long ago, the owners invited a situation in which one man’s ugly words could remind American society that too often we let people divide us into tribes. Will anyone walk away from l’affaire Sterling saying that the NBA, with swift and sure punishment, has helped bring us together? No. The takeaway here is that the NBA’s long inaction allowed one foolish man to write a chapter in its history. This from a league that once helped to integrate pro sports, and whose players are predominantly minorities. We give the final word to a competitor, New York Times sportswriter Juliet Macur, because in three simple sentences she evoked how self-satisfaction can divide any of us from our principles: The sad part is that it took this long. Maybe that is be- By MARK SHERMAN cause until now everyone was making so much money. Associated Press AP Fact Check Maybe their pockets became so heavy they could not WASHINGTON — Supreme Court stand up for what was right. opinions are rarely susceptible to the kind — Chicago Tribune, of fact-checking reporters usually em- The note asks readers to April 30 ploy on politics. that But Justice Antonin Sca-

rationale will be inevitability and the history-making prospect of the first woman president. Its slogan could be “It’s my turn — and this time, I mean it.” She is very unlikely to face anyone with the sheer political skill of Barack Obama, or with a narrative that fits the moment as precisely as his did in 2008. But she hasn’t changed. Some of the same factors that accounted for her vulnerability last time haven’t gone away: She lacks a deft political touch; the energy of the party is to her left; she has a resume, but not accomplishments; she is cautious to a fault. There will be a tendency among some Democrats to want to see Hillary spared the rigors of a competitive nomination battle. Why go through the pain of seeing a fellow Democrat, or fellow Democrats, build a case against Hillary when her eventual nomination seems a foregone conclusion? This is a mistake, if an understandable one. The only thing worse for Democrats than Hillary getting roughed up in the primaries would be her getting nominated without any chance to exercise her atrophied political muscles. Whoever runs against her would in fact be doing her a kind of service, although surely an unappreciated one. And who knows? Hillary’s prospective candidacy may look unbeatable, but she’s been inevitable before. Rich Lowry can be reached via e-mail:

Scalia gets his facts wrong in EPA dissent

Classic Doonesbury, 1973 


lia’s hearty dissent in an environmental case Tuesday contained such a glaring error of fact — misreporting an earlier case in which Scalia himself wrote the majority opinion — that the justice changed the opinion. The court quietly posted the corrected version on its website without notice. With the flourish that is typical of his prose, Scalia launched a lengthy attack on the Environmental Protection Agency and his colleagues on the court who ruled that EPA has the authority to put in place a regulation aimed at reducing air pollution from power plants that the wind carries into other states. Scalia took the unusual step of reading a summary of his dissent in court Tuesday. The mistake in Scalia’s opinion concerned one section of about a page and a half in which he contended that EPA was again asking for the authority to weigh costs against benefits in determining how large a reduction in emissions it mandates.

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“Plus ça Change: EPA’s Continuing Quest for Cost-Benefit Authority,” read the section heading. “Plus ça change” is the start of a French phrase that means “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” Scalia went on to say the case “is not the first time EPA has sought to convert the Clean Air Act into a mandate for costeffective regulation.” He cited as authority the high court’s 2001 decision in Whitman v. American Trucking Associations, in which the court said that such an analysis was not allowed under a section of the landmark anti-pollution law. The author was Scalia. The problem is that it was the trucking group, not the EPA, that wanted the agency

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to use a cost-benefit analysis. Among those who first pointed out the problem were law professors Jonathan Adler of Case Western Reserve University and Dan Farber of the University of California at Berkeley. Adler called the mistake merely “noticeable.” Farber called it “a cringe-worthy blunder,” “hugely embarrassing” and doubly so because Scalia wrote the opinion he mistakenly cited for support. By Wednesday morning, when The Associated Press called up the opinion online, the offending passage had been revised, as well as drained of its color. In place of the French title was the heading, “Our Precedent.” The paragraphs that follow now faithfully recite the facts of the earlier case. In lower federal courts, corrections often are formally noted, but not at the Supreme Court. One reason the change may have been made without calling attention to it is that each Supreme Court opinion contains a notice that it is subject to revision before publication in the compilation of court decisions known as the United States Reports. The note asks readers to notify a court official “of any typographical or other formal errors” so that corrections may be made.

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Business News Chambers set schedules n The Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce will host a joint luncheon at noon Tuesday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. A wrap-up of the legislative session is planned. RSVP to 262-9814 or 283-1991.

HEA plans Nikiski plant dedication, annual meeting Homer Electric Association will dedicate the new Nikiski generation plant with a ceremony at 10 a.m. on Thursday. Parking will be available at the Agrium plant with shuttle service to the ceremony. Tours of the new Nikiski plant on the Kenai Spur Highway, and the Bernice Lake plant on Chevron Road, will be avilable from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Visitors must be 18, wear all-weather, all-terrain footwear and avoid loose clothing. Also on Thursday, the HEA annual meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at Soldotna High School, with registration from 4:40-6:30 p.m. The event includes informational booths, board of directors elections and community outreach awards. For more information, contact Joe Gallagher at 907-2832324.

Job Center hosts training Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion

Dental Hygienist Ame Nienhuis examines Martha Allgiaer of Sterling at Moose River Dental April 23 in Sterling. Moose River Dental opened on April 14 and is located on the Sterling Highway at the corner of Swanson River Road.

Smile: Dental office opens in Sterling By DAN BALMER Peninsula Clarion





Sterling residents have a new family dentistry in town. Moose River Dental, located off the Sterling Highway near the Sterling Community Center, opened for business on April 14. Dr. Edwin Allgair said convenience and comfort are some of the things patients can expect. “We do cleanings, fillings, extraction, wisdom teeth x-rays, serve kids as well as adults … a little bit of everything,” he said. “I know how to treat high needs patients and how to make people comfortable.” Allgair said he was looking around Soldotna for a space to open a new dental practice when the single level home became available after it was completed last August. The day it went on the market, he purchased the house for $265,000. He said the building was easily converted into a dentist office. The two bedrooms were transformed into operatory rooms with digital x-rays and LED lighting for the dental chairs. The floors are radiant heat and a Kinetico water system was installed. A dividing wall was

added to separate the reception area from the sterilization station and kitchen appliances were removed so dental equipment and supplies could be stored. An additional sink was added so patients can brush their teeth and afterwards receive a hot towel to wipe their face. Allgair has lived in Sterling for one year. He graduated from Ohio State University and the Alaska Academy of General Dentistry. For 15 years he worked in Bethel, where he served as the dental director at Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation, a large hospital based clinic that had 54 clinical sites and a staff of 75. In Sterling he has a staff of four. The Moose River Dental staff includes one dental hygienist, Ame Nienhuis, dental assistant Jessica Huff and office manager Norma Bradford. Bradford said she has lived in Sterling since 1972 and there has never been a dentist. She previously worked for Peninsula Health Services in Soldotna and said it is nice to only have to drive a couple minutes to get to work. Allgair said his office should be convenient for the more than 6,000 Sterling residents who drive to Soldotna for most of their dental needs.

The normal ratio of people to dentist is about 2,000, he said. With his location close to the Sterling Elementary School his goal is to be more convenient so kids can come right after school for an appointment, as long as parents have signed a treatment plan. Kids from Rural Cap in Sterling were invited for a tour of the office. Allgair said the kids had a good time having a water fight with the equipment. “We desensitize them to a dental office so when they need regular care they can get it done as a preventive service and not a fearful experience with any kind of discomfort,” he said. Moose River Dental takes almost all insurance plans and will submit no PPO providers, Bradford said. Moose River Dental held a grand opening celebration Wednesday and allowed the community to see the facility. With all the extra acreage outside the building, Allgair deadpanned that he would like to build a Frisbee golf course and horseshoe pit and a have barbeque area for staff and community parties. Reach Dan Balmer at daniel.balmer@

The best time to book cheap flights NEW YORK (AP) — Booking a flight is often confusing, annoying and frustrating. Prices fluctuate so frequently that most vacationers can’t tell if they are getting a good deal. We check multiple websites, often several times a day. Then, a few days after we finally do book that non-refundable ticket, there’s a sale, confirming that we overpaid. So when is the best time to book a flight? One travel site dug through the data and has an answer for us: 54 days in advance. Well, except there are plenty of caveats. We’ll get back to that number in a minute, but first a little bit about how the process works. Airlines use sophisticated computer programs to analyze booking trends and constantly change prices to get the most money out of each flight. That’s why two passengers in the same row might have paid vastly different fares, depending on when they booked. Complicating matters is a bevy of fees added to help the airlines offset higher jet fuel prices. That’s why booking at the right time is so much more important today. The average cost of a roundtrip domestic ticket — including baggage and reservation change fees — grew to $378.62 from $351.48 in the last five years, when adjusted for inflation. That brings us to 54 days. For a study published in February, booking site CheapAir. com looked at millions of trip combinations, searching as far as 320 days in advance to one day prior to departure and every possible day between. That’s 1.3 billion airfares. The

result: 54 days in advance was the best time, on average, to buy domestic tickets. This is not a hard-and-fast rule, however. Airfares to popular vacation destinations tend to go up sooner. So flights to Phoenix, San Diego, Orange County, Calif., as well as Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Pensacola, and Orlando in Florida were actually cheapest 75 days in advance, according to CheapAir’s study. For Las Vegas, it was 81 days and for airports in Hawaii it was 87 days. Confused yet? That’s why

CheapAir tried to simply things and come up with a more-general rule: The prime booking window is 29 to 104 days before departure. That fits with a report that the Airlines Reporting Corp, which processes ticket transactions for airlines and more than 9,400 travel agencies, including websites such as Expedia and Orbitz. That 2012 study found that the optimal time to book is about six weeks in advance. Fliers booking then paid about 5.8 percent less than the average domestic fare. Now, here’s some bad news:

The formula is completely different for those peak travel periods when everybody wants to fly. So, if you still haven’t booked your flights to Europe for this summer, forget about it. The best time to buy those, according to ChaeapAir, was a whopping 319 days in advance. But at least you can start thinking now about Thanksgiving and Christmas travel. The cheapest day to book those flight last year was June 4 — roughly five and six months prior to the respective holidays.





The following job skills workshops will be offered at the Peninsula Job Center the week of May 5: Monday, May 5 — 9:30 a.m., ALEXsys Job Leads; 10:30 a.m., Introduction to ALEXsys and the Job Center; 2:30 p.m., Resume Writing Workshop. Tuesday, May 6 — 10:30 a.m., Job Prep Workshop. Wednesday, May 7 — 9 a.m., WorkKeys® Testing; 10:30 a.m., CareerReady 101 Lab; 3:00 p.m., Job Search Strategies for the Ex-Offender. Thursday, May 8 — 3:30 p.m., Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation. Friday, May 9 — No workshops offered. All workshop are free of charge to the public. Those interested in attending any workshops offered at the Peninsula Job Center can call 335-3010 or visit the job center located in Kenai at 11312 Kenai Spur Hwy., Suite No. 2. Business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. excluding state and federal holidays. You can also reserve space by clicking on the “Schedule Workshops” option located on the main screen in your ALEXsys account

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

Google to stop mining student emails for ad ideas SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google will stop looking for advertising ideas in the emails of students using a suite of the Internet company’s free products tailored for schools. The changes announced Wednesday affect Google’s “Apps for Education” service that has been offered to schools for the past seven years. Among other things, Google Inc. says it will no longer pore through Gmails sent through Apps for Education for clues about students’ interests. The scanning helps the Mountain View, Calif., company figure out what types of ads might appeal to the students. Although Google didn’t show ads in Apps for Education unless school administrators choose to allow the commercial pitches, the company could still use the personal data collected in Gmail scanning to peddle products when students might be using other online services. More than 30 million students, teachers and administrators use the Apps for Education suite. “Earning and keeping their trust drives our business forward,” Bram Bout, Google’s director of education wrote in a blog post. “We know that trust is earned through protecting their privacy and providing the best security measures.”





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Around the World Sinn Fein leader Adams arrested over IRA’s 1972 abduction, killing of Belfast woman DUBLIN — Police in Northern Ireland arrested Sinn Fein party leader Gerry Adams on Wednesday over his alleged involvement in the Irish Republican Army’s 1972 abduction, killing and secret burial of a Belfast widow. Adams, 65, confirmed his own arrest in a prepared statement and described it as a voluntary, prearranged interview. Police long had been expected to question Adams about the killing of Jean McConville, a 38-year-old mother of 10 whom the IRA killed with a single gunshot to the head as an alleged spy. According to all authoritative histories of the Sinn FeinIRA movement, Adams served as an IRA commander for decades, but he has always denied holding any position in the outlawed group. “I believe that the killing of Jean McConville and the secret burial of her body was wrong and a grievous injustice to her and her family,” Adams said. “Well publicized, malicious allegations have been made against me. I reject these. While I have never disassociated myself from the IRA and I never will, I am innocent of any part in the abduction, killing or burial of Mrs. McConville.”

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin calls for review of procedures after botched execution OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin named a member of her Cabinet on Wednesday to lead a review of how the state conducts executions after a botched procedure that the White House said fell short of the humane standards required. Fallin said Clayton Lockett, who had an apparent heart attack 43 minutes after the start of an execution in which the state was using a new drug combination for the first time, had his day in court. “I believe the death penalty is an appropriate response and punishment to those who commit heinous crimes against their fellow men and women,” Fallin said. “However, I also believe the state needs to be certain of its protocols and its procedures for executions and that they work.” Lockett convulsed violently and tried to lift his head after a doctor declared him unconscious, and prison officials halted the execution. Fallin said “an independent review of the Department of Corrections procedures would be effective and also appropriate.” The governor said the review, to be led by Department of Public Safety Commissioner Michael Thompson, will focus on Lockett’s cause of death, noting that the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner has authorized an independent pathologist to make that determination. The review will also look at whether the department followed the current protocol correctly and will also include recommendations for future executions.

Botched Oklahoma execution offers new evidence to death penalty opponents ST. LOUIS — A bungled execution in Oklahoma provides death penalty opponents with a fresh, startling example of how lethal injections can go wrong. But the odds of successfully challenging the nation’s main execution method will probably hinge on exactly what caused the apparent agony of inmate Clayton Lockett. If the four-time convicted felon suffered because of a collapsed vein or improperly inserted IV, the legal landscape might not change much. If the drugs or the secrecy surrounding them played a role, defense attorneys for other prisoners could have powerful new evidence to press the Supreme Court to get involved, legal experts say. A day after the execution went awry, some attorneys for death-row inmates began planning new appeals or updating existing cases based on events in Oklahoma. Many called for moratoriums and independent investigations. “Every prison is saying, ‘We have it under control, trust us,’” said Texas attorney Maurie Levin, who spent Wednesday preparing new briefs questioning that state’s execution practices. “This just underscores in bold that we can’t trust them, and prisons have to be accountable to the public and transparent in the method by which they carry out executions.” The 38-year-old Lockett, convicted of shooting a woman and watching as two accomplices buried her alive, was declared unconscious 10 minutes after the first of three drugs was administered Tuesday. Three minutes later, he began breathing heavily, writhing, clenching his teeth and straining to lift his head off the pillow. Authorities halted the execution, but Lockett died of a heart attack more than 40 minutes after the process began.

Hundreds rescued from floodwaters in Florida Panhandle, Alabama in latest storms PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. — People were plucked off rooftops or climbed into their attics to get away from fastrising waters when nearly 2 feet of rain fell on the Florida Panhandle and Alabama coast in the span of about 24 hours, the latest bout of severe weather that began with tornadoes in the Midwest. In the Panhandle on Wednesday, roads were chewed up into pieces or wiped out entirely. A car and truck plummeted 25 feet when portions of a scenic highway collapsed. Cars were overturned and neighborhoods were inundated, making rescues difficult for hundreds of people who called for help when they were caught off guard by the single rainiest day ever recorded in Pensacola. Boats and Humvees zigzagged through the flooded streets to help stranded residents. At the height of the storm, about 30,000 people were without power. One Florida woman died when she drove her car into high water, officials said. Near the Alabama-Florida line, water started creeping into Brandi McCoon’s mobile home, so her fiance, Jonathan Brown, wrapped up her nearly 2-year-old son Noah in a blanket and they swam in neck-deep water to their car about 50 feet away. Then, the car was flooded.

Iraq votes for new parliament in an election without foreign troops BAGHDAD — Iraq voted Wednesday in its first nationwide election since U.S. troops withdrew in 2011, with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki confident of victory and even offering an olive branch to his critics by inviting them to join him in a governing coalition. But his optimism will do little to conceal the turmoil and violence that still stalk Iraq in the eight years he has held office, with the looming threat of the country sliding deeper into sectarian bloodshed and risking a breakup. “Our victory is certain, but we are talking about how big is that certain success,” he said after voting in Baghdad. — The Associated Press

IMF approves $17B for Ukraine By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund board on Wednesday approved a two-year, $17 billion loan package for cash-strapped Ukraine as it seeks to regain stability following Russia’s annexation of Crimea. The IMF assistance pledged in March was hinged on economic reforms in Ukraine, including raising taxes, freezing the minimum wage and raising energy prices — all steps that could hit households hard and strain the interim government’s tenuous hold on power. “Urgent actions were necessary. Urgent decisions were taken by Ukraine and decisions now have just been taken by the IMF,” IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde told reporters at the monetary fund’s headquarters. Ukraine’s interim government finds itself caught between the demands of international

‘Urgent actions were necessary. Urgent decisions were taken by Ukraine and decisions now have just been taken by the IMF.’ — IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde creditors and a restive population that has endured decades of economic stagnation, corruption and mismanagement. The IMF’s decision to approve the $17 billion loan paves the way for Ukraine to receive $15 billion in additional assistance pledged by the World Bank, the European Union, Canada, Japan and other European entities, and $1 billion in loan guarantees from the U.S. that Congress recently approved. As part of the deal, Ukraine will be required to use some of the $17 billion loan to repay money it already owes the monetary fund. Ukraine, a nation of 46 mil-

lion, is in turmoil after Russia annexed Crimea. Russian President Vladimir Putin has massed 40,000 troops on Russia’s border with Ukraine in what many fear is the first step to an invasion. Russia’s actions have created a standoff with the United States and many European nations. “Today’s final approval for the $17 billion IMF program marks a crucial milestone for Ukraine,” Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said in a statement. “The IMF program, in conjunction with bilateral assistance from the United States and other nations, will enable Ukraine to build on the progress already

achieved to overcome deepseated economic challenges and help the country return to a path of economic stability and growth.” Lagarde said there were risks to the IMF loan but that Ukraine had demonstrated during the past few weeks that it can undertake reforms, such as ones addressing its exchange rate and the price of natural gas. “We believe that Ukraine has an opportunity to seize the moment,” she said. Asked about recent sanctions that the U.S. and European Union have imposed on Russia, Lagarde said only that the IMF was not designing sanctions, but was trying to improve the situation in Ukraine so that stability can be restored. “We very strongly encourage the parties to negotiate to come to terms, and whether it’s a question of the future price of gas, the payment of arrears — we very much hope the partners will find an agreement,” she said.

Tankers carrying oil derail, catch fire in Va. By ALAN SUDERMAN and MICHAEL FELBERBAUM Associated Press

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Several CSX train cars carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire Wednesday along the James River in Lynchburg, Va., with three black tankers ending up in the water and leaking some oil, becoming the most recent crash involving oil trains that has safety efforts pushing for better oversight. Nearby buildings were evacuated for a time, but officials said there were no injuries and the city on its website and Twitter said firefighters on the scene made the decision to let the fire burn out. Three or four of the tankers were breached on the 15car train that CSX said was on its way from Chicago to unspecified destination. Most of the cars were knocked off the tracks. Photos and videos posted online showed large flames and thick, black smoke right after the crash. But in later photos it seemed the fire was mostly out. Concern about the safety of oil trains was heightened last July when runaway oil train derailed and exploded in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, near the Maine border. Forty-seven people died and 30 buildings were incinerated. Canadian investigators said the combustibility of the 1.3 million gallons of light, sweet Bakken crude released in Lac-Megantic was comparable to gasoline. “This is another national wake-up call,” said Jim Hall, a former NTSB chairman said of the Lynchburg crash. “We have these oil trains moving all across the United States through communities and the growth and distribution of this has all occurred, unfortunately, while the federal regulators have been asleep.” “This is just an area in which the federal rulemaking process is too slow to protect the American people,” he said. There have been eight significant oil train accidents in the U.S. and Canada in the past year involving trains hauling crude oil, including several that resulted in spectacular fires, according to the safety board. Though there was no immediate indication about how much crude leaked into the river, the city said there was no impact on the drinking water for its 77,000 residents due to spillage into the James. However, officials for the city of Richmond said its public utilities department is drawing from an old canal system instead of the James River as a precaution. Drinking water was the first concern for Lynchburg resident Mark Lindy, a network engineer who came with his son, Zach, to look at the accident scene from a parking deck overlooking the river. He said he planned to buy a week’s worth of water for his family just to be safe. C




“I’m not drinking tap water, that’s for sure,” he said. Booms have been set up and have appeared to contain the spill, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality said. The agency said it will oversee the oil cleanup and assess the river for any environmental impacts. CSX said it is “responding fully, with emergency response personnel, safety and environmental experts, community support teams and other resources.” The National Transportation Safety Board said it is sending investigators to the scene, as is the Federal Railroad Administration. The city said on in a news release on its website that CSX officials were working to remove the portion of the train that is blocking workers from leaving Griffin Pipe Foundry located in the lower basin. “We’re used to kind of bangs and booms,” said Gerald McComas, a security officer at foundry up river from the derailment site. “My first thought was it sounded like one of the guys started a motorcycle and then a realized, wait a minute, no ... that was more of a boom. We walked outside and there was the smoke rolling in.” Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Deputy Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Adam Thiel was dispatched to the site to provide officials with updates on the situation. In one of her last acts before leaving office last week, outgoing National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman warned the Obama administration that it needs to take steps immediately to protect the public from potentially catastrophic oil train accidents even if it means using emergency authority. The safety board has long recommended that the Department of Transportation toughen its design standard for the kind of rail tank cars used to transport crude oil and ethanol. The cars are too easily punctured or ruptured, even in lowspeed accidents. Their flammable contents are then spilled, fouling the environment and often igniting. “We are very clear that this issue needs to be acted on very quickly,” Hersman told reporters at the conclusion of a twoday forum the board held on the safety of rail transport of oil and ethanol. Glen Besa, the executive director of the Virginia chapter of the Sierra Club, reiterated those concerns following Wednesday’s derailment. “This accident is a potent reminder of the dangers that come with our dependence on dirty fuels and reinforces the need for better safety measures and increased emergency preparedness,” Besa said in a statement. “The safest place for dirty fuels is in the ground.”

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In this mobile phone photo provided Allison Hallock, people watch smoke rise from a bridge over the James river after several CSX tanker cars carrying crude oil derailed, Wednesday, in Lynchburg, Va. Authorities evacuated numerous buildings Wednesday after the derailment.









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CCTV: 3 dead in train station attack in China BEIJING (AP) — An explosion rocked a railway station in China’s restive far-western region of Xinjiang, and the state broadcaster said three people were killed and 79 people were injured. The attack Wednesday came as President Xi Jinping wrapped up a four-day visit to the area. CCTV said assailants attacked crowds with knives and set off explosions at the same time at the Urumqi South Station. The station called in a terrorist act. It was unclear whether Xi was still in the region at the time of the blast, which occurred at the rail station in the regional capital of Urumqi. Train service was suspended for about two hours before it reopened under the watch of armed police, the official Xinhua News Agency said. A woman working at a convenience store near the train station said she heard a loud explosion shortly after 7 p.m. “The whole area now has

been cordoned off by police and military police,” said the woman, who spoke by telephone and refused to give her name because of the sensitivity of the matter. Photos circulating briefly on Chinese social media sites showed scattered luggage near the station’s exit and a heavy presence of armed men. Xinhua said the blast was centered on some luggage left on the ground between the station’s exit and a bus stop. Ethnic tensions have been simmering for years in Xinjiang, the home of the Muslim Uighur minority group. In 2009, a series of riots broke out in Urumqi, leaving nearly 200 people dead, according to official figures. Despite a heavy crackdown, violence has continued in the region and began spreading elsewhere in the country last year. Rian Thum, a professor at Loyola University in New Orleans, who specializes in Uighur history and issues, said the

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Chinese paramilitary policemen stand on duty near the scene of an explosion outside the Urumqi South Railway Station in Urumqi in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Wednesday.

use of explosives and the location of Wednesday’s blast were significant. “Violence in Xinjiang has previously tended to target security personnel and officials,

often carried out with knives or farm tools. A bomb attack targeting civilians, if that is what this is, would mark an alarming deviation from previous patterns of Uighur political vio-

Abducted girls married to Nigerian rebels By MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press





LAGOS, Nigeria — Scores of girls and young women kidnapped from a school in Nigeria are being forced to marry their Islamic extremist abductors, a civic organization reported Wednesday. At the same time, the Boko Haram terrorist network is negotiating over the students’ fate and is demanding an unspecified ransom for their release, a Borno state community leader told The Associated Press. He said the Wednesday night message from the abductors also claimed that two of the girls have died from snake bites. The message was sent to a member of a presidential committee mandated last year to mediate a ceasefire with the Islamic extremists, said the civic leader, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak about the

talks. The news of negotiations comes as parents say the girls are being sold into marriage to Boko Haram militants. The students are being paid 2,000 naira ($12) to marry the fighters, Halite Aliyu of the BornoYobe People’s Forum told The Associated Press. She said the parents’ information about mass weddings is coming from villagers in the Sambisa Forest, on Nigeria’s border with Cameroon, where Boko Haram is known to have hideouts. “The latest reports are that they have been taken across the borders, some to Cameroon and Chad,” Aliyu said. It was not possible to verify the reports about more than 200 missing girls kidnapped in the northeast by the Boko Haram terrorist network two weeks ago. “Some of them have been married off to insurgents. A medieval kind of slavery. You go and capture women and then sell them off,” community elder

Pogu Bitrus of Chibok, the town where the girls were abducted, told the BBC Hausa Service. Outrage over the failure to rescue the girls is growing and hundreds of women braved heavy rain to march Wednesday to Nigeria’s National Assembly to protest lack of action over the students. Hundreds more also marched in Kano, Nigeria’s second city in the north. “The leaders of both houses said they will do all in their power but we are saying two weeks already have past, we want action now,” said activist Mercy Asu Abang. “We want our girls to come home alive — not in body bags,” she said. Nigerians have harnessed social media to protest, trending under the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. There also has been no news of 25 girls kidnapped from Konduga town in Borno state earlier this month. A federal senator from the

region said the military is aware of the movements of the kidnappers and the girls because he has been feeding them details that he has gathered on a near-daily basis. “What bothered me the most is that whenever I informed the military where these girls were, after two to three days they were moved from that place to another. Still, I would go back and inform them on new developments,” Sen. Ahmad Zanna is quoted as saying at the Nigerian online news site Persecond News. Zanna said some of the girls are in Kolofata in Cameroon, about 15 kilometers (nine miles) from the border with Nigeria. He said one of the insurgents had called a friend in Borno state to say that he had just got married and was settling in Kolofata. Zanna also said three or four days ago Nigerian herdsmen reported seeing the girls taken in boats onto an island in Lake Chad.





lence,” Thum said. “Of course, we can’t yet assume that the attack was intentional, or that it was carried out by Uighurs , though it seems likely that it was both,” he said. Last year, three Uighurs rammed a vehicle into crowds in a suicide attack near the Forbidden City gate in the heart of Beijing, killing themselves and two tourists. In March, five knife-wielding men and women believed to be Uighurs slashed at crowds indiscriminately at a railway station in southwestern China, killing 29 people. The government has blamed the attack on secession-seeking terrorists. While Beijing faults separatists for raising ethnic tensions, government critics say restrictive and discriminatory policies and practices have alienated the Uighurs. They say Han people have flooded Xinjiang and benefited from its economic growth while Uighurs have felt excluded.

During his visit to the region, President Xi urged government officials to maintain social stability, promote growth, improve living standards and strengthen ethnic unity, according to state media reports. Xi’s visit dominated state broadcaster CCTV’s evening news program Wednesday. It showed him shaking hands with police in helmets and bulletproof vests and inspecting shields and weapons used to quell riots. “Local police stations are the fists and the daggers. We must work hard at the grass-roots level of the police stations,” Xi said. “We must take care of our front-line offices. You need to protect yourselves and make achievements at tasks such as better serving the people in the future and safeguarding social stability.” Xi told officials that the long-term stability of Xinjiang is vital to the whole country’s reform, development and stability, Xinhua reported.

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Kenai grabs late victory in walk-off fashion By JOEY KLECKA Peninsula Clarion

Facing a 2-2 tie and the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning against Soldotna, a nervous Dallas Pierren stepped up to home plate, closed his eyes and swung. The end result was a walk-off single that gave Kenai Central a 3-2 Northern Lights Conference victory over the Stars, Wednesday evening at the Kenai Little League fields. “I didn’t see the ball, I just closed them,” Pierren said. “Kind of freaked me out when I heard it hit the bat.” The Kenai senior not only hit in the winning run, he received the win on the mound as well. Pierren went the distance, pitching all seven innings with eight hits, six strikeouts and only one walk. At the plate, Pierren hit 2 for

3, including the winning hit and RBI. “Our defense was a little shaky in the beginning, but once we started getting into the rhythm of things it started going good,” Pierren said. “I was a little nervous pitching the first game of the year.” The win improves Kenai’s season record to 2-0, while SoHi opens its season 0-1. Although the late drama came from Pierren, the Kardinals’ biggest hitters came from the bottom of the lineup. Nate O’Lena hit 2 for 2 and scored all three runs, and freshman Paul Steffensen hit 3 for 3 with two doubles, and brought O’Lena in to score on two occasions. “We had a runner at first and tried to sacrifice and it didn’t work, and Paul steps up with two strikes and rips a double,” said Kenai coach John Kennedy.

“The kid just did an excellent job.” Second-year Soldotna coach George Stein said he was pleased with the pitching he saw, but noted the hitting and fielding could improve as the Stars begin their season. “We had a few plays out on the field that we didn’t make, that second run we kind of gave them,” Stein said. “I’d like to see us hit a little better, but early in the year, I thought it was a pretty good ballgame.” Tyler Covey and Klayton Justice shared pitching duties for SoHi. Covey went the first three innings with two hits, two strikeouts and five walks, while Justice finished the game with six hits and one strikeout. At one point at the end of the sixth inning, Justice retired seven straight Kenai batters. However, after the Stars went 3-and-out at their turn to bat at the top

of the seventh inning, Kenai began to make a run with some clutch hitting. First up to bat was O’Lena with a single, followed by Steffensen with a double. Paul’s older brother Ellery Steffensen loaded the bases with a walk, and after Isaac Mese struck out, it was Pierren up to bat. “The key thing was we had one out, bases loaded, and we had to put the ball in play,” Kennedy said. “That’s all I was hoping for at that point. Fortunately we got the ball on the ground and scored the winning run.” Soldotna scored its only two runs right at the start of the game, when Max Conradi hit a single in the first inning to bring Covey and Kenny Griffin around the bases and give SoHi a 2-0 lead. Kenai answered in the bottom of the second with a single from the younger Steffensen that scored O’Lena. The

same sequence happened again in the bottom of the fourth, when Steffensen hit a double that scored O’Lena, which tied the game. There were some tense moments throughout the later innings, such as the bottom of the fifth when Soldotna’s Matt Prior hit a pop-up with two outs on the board. Pierren ran towards the SoHi dugout to force the third out, but the ball dropped to keep the inning alive. Fortunately for Kenai, Prior struck out to end the inning. “We’ve got guys playing for the first time ever, so we made some mistakes along the way,” Kennedy said. “Unfortunately for us, we have to learn as we go. We’re going to be playing more games than we have practices.” Kenai will travel to Homer on Monday, and Homer will travel to Soldotna on Tuesday for conference games.

Spurs take game 5 The Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tony Parker had 23 points hours after the birth of his first child and San Antonio never trailed in a 109-103 victory over Dallas on Wednesday night, taking a 3-2 lead in the first-round series. Manu Ginobili had 19 points and Tiago Splitter added 17 points and 12 rebounds as San Antonio regained home-court advantage. Tim Duncan added 16 points and 12 rebounds and Kawhi Leonard had 15 points for the Spurs. Vince Carter scored 28 points on 10-for-16 shooting from the field for Dallas. After averaging 16 points in the series’ first four games, Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki scored 26 points on 10-for-20 shooting. Carter’s 3-pointer with 3 minutes left pulled Dallas within 98-94 but Parker followed a minute later with his only 3-pointer of the game. Parker played on little sleep following the early morning birth of his son, Josh, with fiancee Axelle Francine. AP Photo

New York Rangers’ Mats Zuccarello (36) and Derick Brassard (16) celebrate a goal by Benoit Pouliot during the second period in Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Philadelphia Flyers, Wednesday in New York.

3 teams win 3 game 7’s Rangers, Wild, Kings moving on to 2nd round of NHL playoffs The Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Anze Kopitar scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period and Jonathan Quick made 39 saves to cap the Los Angeles Kings’ historic comeback from three games down with a 5-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 7 of their first-round series Wednesday night. Drew Doughty, Tyler Toffoli, Dustin Brown and Tanner Pearson also scored for the Kings, who became the fourth NHL team to win a best-ofseven series after losing the first three games. The Kings joined Toronto (1942), the New York Islanders (1975) and Philadelphia (2010) as the only teams to complete that comeback and now will get another Califor-

nia showdown in the secondround with the first Freeway Playoff against the Anaheim Ducks. Matt Irwin scored the lone goal and Antti Niemi made 25 saves for the Sharks, who added perhaps their most bitter playoff disappointment to a history of them. San Jose has the second most regular-season wins in the NHL the past 10 seasons but has never made it past the conference finals.

Minnesota trailed 4-3 before Jared Spurgeon scored on a nifty play with 2:27 left in regulation. Spurgeon waited for a clear look at the goal, and then shot it over Semyon Varlamov’s shoulder and off the left post. Mikko Koivu and Dany Heatley had the other goals for the Wild, who will face the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks in the second round. Nick Holden, Jamie McGinn, Paul Stastny and Erik Johnson scored for the Avalanche. Patrick Roy’s first season on the bench for the Avalanche endWILD 5, AVALANCHE 4 ed the same way his Hall of Fame goaltending career did — with a DENVER (AP) — Nino Nie- loss to the Wild in Game 7. Roy derreiter scored his second goal surrendered the winning overtime of the game at 5:02 of overtime goal in 2003. and Ilya Bryzgalov made a big save filling in for an injured Darcy Kuemper, leading Minnesota RANGERS 7, FLYERS 3 to the victory in Game 7. NEW YORK (AP) — DanIt’s the first playoff series win iel Carcillo and Benoit Pouliot for the Wild since 2003.

scored second-period goals, and the New York Rangers advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 7 on Wednesday night. The Rangers shook off a 5-2 thrashing in Philadelphia on Tuesday and knocked out the Flyers about 24 hours later, improving to 6-0 in Game 7s at Madison Square Garden. New York will face another Metropolitan Division rival, the Pittsburgh Penguins, in the next round starting on Friday. Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves, allowing only a third-period goal to Jason Akeson 4:32 into the final frame. He protected the one-goal lead at 7:25 when he made an awkward save against Flyers captain Claude Giroux. The Rangers mobbed Lundqvist after the final buzzer, while the Flyers consoled their goalie Steve Mason.

RAPTORS 115, NETS 113 TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry scored a career playoff-high 36 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer after Toronto had blown a 26-point lead, and the Raptors took a 3-2 lead in their first-round series. DeMar DeRozan had 23 points, Jonas Valanciunas scored 16 and Greivis Vasquez added 15 for the Raptors, who would advance to face Miami in the second round with a victory in Game 6 on Friday in Brooklyn.

Joe Johnson scored 30 points and Mirza Teletovic had 17 for the Nets, who scored 44 points in the fourth quarter but lost their final chance when Andray Blatche fired a pass well over Deron Williams’ head into the backcourt for a turnover. Toronto led 94-72 on a 3-pointer by Vasquez with 11:23 remaining, but Brooklyn scored 15 of the next 18 points, including a four-point play by Alan Anderson, to make it 97-87 with 7:15 remaining. Johnson later converted a threepoint play, then made a 3 to tie it at 101 with 3:16 left. Two free throws by Blatche and a 3 by Teletovic tied it at 106 with 1:23 left, but Lowry made a 3, then followed a layup by Blatche with a driving hook shot, putting the Raptors up 111-108 with 27 seconds remaining.

ROCKETS 108, TRAIL BLAZERS 98 HOUSTON (AP) — Dwight Howard had 22 points and 14 rebounds, and Jeremy Lin came off the bench to score 21 points as Houston avoided elimination. The Trail Blazers lead the first- C round series 3-2 entering Game 6 Y on Friday in Portland. A basket by Damian Lillard got the Trail Blazers within two points before James Harden stepped back and swished a 3-pointer to make it 103-98 with about 3 minutes left. Harden’s shot was the start of Houston’s 8-0 run to close it out. He finished with 17 points and seven assists. Houston finally slowed down LaMarcus Aldridge, limiting him to eight points after he averaged 35.3 points in the first four games. Wesley Matthews led the Blazers with 27 points and Lillard added 26.

D’Antoni resigns GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni resigned Wednesday after less than two seasons on the job. Team spokesman John Black confirmed D’Antoni’s resignation, ending the brief tenure of the Lakers’ fourth head coach in less than three years. D’Antoni went 67-87 after taking over the Lakers early in the 2012-13 season. He replaced the fired Mike Brown, who lasted just 71 games after replacing

11-time NBA champion coach Phil Jackson in 2011. The injury-plagued Lakers were 27-55 this season, their worst campaign in more than 50 years and the second-worst winning percentage in franchise history. With Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Pau Gasol sitting out large chunks of the season while the Lakers lost an NBA-worst 319 man-games to injuries, the 16-time NBA champion franchise missed the playoffs for the first time in nine seasons and only the third time in 38 years.

The Clippers Sweepstakes are on, if you can afford the cost GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If Donald Sterling is compelled to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the list of potential buyers has more stars than their roster. Oprah Winfrey is contemplating a bid. Sean Combs is a Knicks fan, but he wants in. Floyd Mayweather Jr. wants the whole team. Matt Damon wants a tiny piece. Billionaires, entertainers and athletes alike announced their intentions to pursue the Clippers with varying degrees of seriousness Wednesday, proving the longtime losers will be quite a prize if the NBA is able to wrest control of the team away from Sterling after his lifetime ban for racist remarks. Winfrey led the list, and the media mogul is already bringing in her

friends. “Oprah Winfrey is in discussions with David Geffen and Larry Ellison to make a bid for the Los Angeles Clippers should the team become available,” spokesperson Nicole Nichols confirmed in an email. If Winfrey joins Geffen, the billionaire entertainment executive, and Oracle CEO Ellison to pool their vast resources for a bid, they could be among the top contenders for a franchise that would be among the most valuable sports properties to hit the market since the Los Angeles Dodgers’ $2 billion sale in 2012 to the Guggenheim Partners group fronted by Magic Johnson, the Lakers great and another potential Clippers bidder. The Clippers spent the last three decades rotting in the shadow of the glamorous Lakers, who piled up championships while the lowly Clips only racked up losses. With Sterling’s ouster, the Clippers suddenly became

the most attractive team in town to wealthy fans lining up for an unlikely chance to seize control of a Hollywood sports franchise on the move. David Carter, the executive director of USC’s Sports Business Institute, identifies multiple factors contributing to the Clippers’ extraordinary value. “Interest in the team results from the combination of NBA teams being rare assets that are seldom available for purchase, the location of this particular team, and potential owners’ belief that revenue streams linked to rehabbing the brand and participating in future revenue linked to a new TV deal all make the team very attractive to prospective buyers,” Carter said. For a day, almost everybody seemed interested in being those buyers — and even entertainers without those limitless resources were clamoring for the chance. Combs, Rick Ross and Snoop Dogg all aired their interest, as did longtime C




Clippers fan Frankie Muniz and Damon, who told CNBC he’d like to be a “super tiny minority investor.” Fans also got in on the frenzy, opening campaigns on Kickstarter and Crowdtilt to pool their resources for the club. Mayweather spoke seriously about his interest while preparing for his fight with Marcos Maidana this Saturday, although Money May would have to curb his enthusiastic sports gambling habit. Oscar De La Hoya, the majority shareholder in Golden Boy Promotions whose statue sits outside Staples Center, volunteered himself as a part-owner. “The league has made it known that it wants more minorities involved, and as a proud Mexican-American, I will bring a different perspective to the NBA in general, and the Clippers in particular,” De La Hoya said. “I was born and raised in Los Angeles. I know what it takes to run a successful sports entity.” A vocal segment of the NBA’s so-

cial media following immediately started a campaign to move the Clippers to Seattle, a basketball-loving city that has been without a team since Clay Bennett moved the SuperSonics to Oklahoma City in 2008. But much of the Clippers’ value results from their location in the nation’s second-largest city and their opportunity to sign a lucrative new television rights deal in 2016. The Clippers’ association with Sterling’s racist remarks could have been crushing to their prestige and value, but they don’t seem to be a problem if Sterling is no longer associated with the club. “The short term damage has been dramatic, but Commissioner (Adam) Silver provided a tourniquet that has stopped the brand erosion,” Carter said. “The NBA, working in conjunction with new ownership, will have an extraordinary opportunity to rehabilitate the team’s reputation, and then extend its brand.”






Peninsula Clarion, Thursday, May 1, 2014

Cards smoke Brew Crew on big batting The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Allen Craig homered on a four-hit day that included three RBIs, and Matt Adams hit a three-run homer as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-3 Wednesday. Jon Jay had three hits and a walk his first four trips to the plate. The Cardinals avoided a three-game sweep by the team with the best record in the major leagues. Shelby Miller (3-2) worked around homers to Mark Reynolds and Carlos Gomez, allowing three runs and six hits in six-plus innings. Milwaukee is 20-8, a franchise record for wins through the season’s first full first month. Matt Garza (1-3) joined the lengthy list of injured Brewers when he was removed in the fourth inning because of a bruised right thumb. MARLINS 9, BRAVES 3 MIAMI — Nathan Eovaldi pitched seven innings and the Marlins scored nine runs off NL ERA leader Aaron Harang to beat the Braves. Harang (3-2) gave up 10 hits in 4 2-3 innings, and his ERA rose from 0.85 to 2.97. The Marlins tied a season high with 15 hits, including seven for extra bases. Marcell Ozuna hit a three-run homer, and Christian Yelich added his first home run of the year. Miami’s 9-0 lead after five innings was a rare luxury for Eovaldi (2-1), who has the lowest career run support among active major league starters.



CINCINNATI — Nate Schierholtz drove in three runs and Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer, rallying the Cubs over the Reds. Starlin Castro went 3 for 4 with two doubles for the Cubs, who have won two of three following a four-game losing streak. Brayan Pena hit a solo homer for the Reds, who have lost four of five. Edwin Jackson (2-2) beat Cincinnati for the second time this M year, allowing four runs and five hits in 5 2-3 innings. K With the score 3-3 in the fifth, the Cubs loaded the bases with no outs against reliever Nick Christiani (0-1). Mike Olt hit into an RBI forceout, and Schierholtz followed with a sacrifice fly.

GIANTS 3, PADRES 2 SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Hudson and Sergio Romo combined on a five-hitter and the Giants beat the Padres. Hudson (4-1) struck out six and didn’t walk a batter for the fourth time in five starts this season. The three-time All-Star was one pitch from recording his first shutout in nearly two years before Yasmani Grandal’s two-out home run in the ninth.

DIAMONDBACKS 5, ROCKIES 4, 10 Innings PHOENIX — Miguel Montero hit a leadoff homer in the 10th inning after Martin Prado hit a tworun single in the ninth, helping the Diamondbacks end a four-game losing streak with a win over the Rockies. Colorado led 4-0 after three innings behind Carlos Gonzalez’s two-run homer and pitcher Jordan Lyles’ leadoff shot in the third. Arizona cut into the lead on Paul Goldschmidt’s solo homer in the eighth inning. The Diamond-

backs then loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth against Rex Brothers, and Prado tied it at 4 with a two-run single up the middle. Addison Reed (1-2) stranded a runner at third in the 10th inning and Montero ended it with his first career walkoff hit, a towering homer to right off Tommy Kahnle (2-1).

ANGELS 7, INDIANS 1 ANAHEIM, Calif. — C.J. Wilson pitched two-hit ball over eight innings, Hank Conger hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Zach McAllister, and the Los Angeles Angels beat Cleveland Wednesday to send the Indians to their sixth straight loss. Wilson (4-2) struck out eight, walked one and retired his last 18 batters after a leadoff double in the third by No. 9 hitter Elliot Johnson. McAllister (3-2) threw 101 pitches over 4 1-3 innings and was charged with five runs, four hits and four walks.

ATHLETICS 12, RANGERS 1 ARLINGTON, Texas — Jesse Chavez allowed one hit in seven scoreless innings, Eric Sogard matched his season total with three RBIs and the Athletics completed a three-game sweep with a rout of the sloppy Rangers. Yoenis Cespedes had two doubles, scored twice and drove in two runs for the A’s, who scored 10 runs combined in the third and fourth innings to answer a threegame sweep by the Rangers in Oakland last week.



Scoreboard basketball NBA Playoffs FIRST ROUND Tuesday, April 29 Washington 75, Chicago 69, Washington wins series 4-1 Memphis 100, Oklahoma City 99, OT, Memphis leads series 3-2 L.A. Clippers 113, Golden State 103, L.A. Clippers leads series 3-2 Wednesday, April 30 San Antonio 109, Dallas 103, San Antonio leads series 3-2 Toronto 115, Brooklyn 113, Toronto leads series 3-2 Houston 108, Portland 98, Portland leads series 3-2 Thursday, May 1 Indiana at Atlanta, 3 p.m. Oklahoma City at Memphis, 4 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 2 Toronto at Brooklyn, 3 p.m. San Antonio at Dallas, 4 p.m. Houston at Portland, 6:30 p.m. All Times ADT

hockey NHL Playoffs FIRST ROUND Wednesday, April 30 N.Y. Rangers 2, Philadelphia 1, N.Y. Rangers wins series 4-3 Minnesota 5, Colorado 4, OT, Minnesota wins series 4-3 Los Angeles 5, San Jose 1, Los Angeles wins series 4-3 SECOND ROUND Thursday, May 1 Montreal at Boston, 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 2 N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, 3 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3 Montreal at Boston, 8:30 a.m. Los Angeles at Anaheim, 4 p.m. Sunday, May 4 Minnesota at Chicago, 11 a.m. N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, 3:30 p.m. All Times ADT

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Wednesday’s Games Detroit 5, Chicago White Sox 1 L.A. Angels 7, Cleveland 1 Pittsburgh at Baltimore, ppd., rain Seattle at New York, ppd., rain Tampa Bay at Boston, ppd., rain Oakland 12, Texas 1 L.A. Dodgers 6, Minnesota 4 Kansas City 4, Toronto 2 Washington 7, Houston 0 Thursday’s Games Tampa Bay (C.Ramos 1-1) at Boston (Peavy 1-0), 9:05 a.m., 1st game L.A. Dodgers (Haren 3-0) at Minnesota (Pelfrey 0-2), 9:10 a.m., 1st game Pittsburgh (Morton 0-3) at Baltimore (B.Norris 1-2), 12:05 p.m., 1st game Seattle (Elias 1-2) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 2-2), 3:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Patterson 0-0) at Minnesota (K.Johnson 0-0), 3:10 p.m., 2nd game Tampa Bay (Archer 2-1) at Boston (Doubront 1-3), 3:10 p.m., 2nd game Pittsburgh (Cumpton 0-1) at Baltimore (Tillman 3-1), 3:35 p.m., 2nd game Toronto (Buehrle 4-1) at Kansas City (Guthrie 2-1), 4:10 p.m.

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Miami 9, Atlanta 3 Chicago Cubs 9, Cincinnati 4 L.A. Dodgers 6, Minnesota 4 Washington 7, Houston 0 Arizona 5, Colorado 4, 10 innings San Francisco 3, San Diego 2 Thursday’s Games L.A. Dodgers (Haren 3-0) at Minnesota (Pelfrey 0-2), 9:10 a.m., 1st game Pittsburgh (Morton 0-3) at Baltimore (B.Norris 1-2), 12:05 p.m., 1st game Atlanta (E.Santana 3-0) at Miami (H.Alvarez 1-2), 3:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Patterson 0-0) at Minnesota (K.Johnson 0-0), 3:10 p.m., 2nd game Milwaukee (Estrada 2-1) at Cincinnati (Bailey 1-2), 3:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Cumpton 0-1) at Baltimore (Tillman 3-1), 3:35 p.m., 2nd game N.Y. Mets (Colon 2-3) at Colorado (Nicasio 2-1), 4:40 p.m. All Times ADT Tigers 5, White Sox 1 Det. Chi.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — AlN.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, ppd., rain cides Escobar delivered a two-run Angels 6, Twins 4 Pittsburgh at Baltimore, ppd., rain double in the seventh inning, and the Kansas City Royals held on for a tense victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Eric Hosmer drove in the other two runs for the Royals, whose bullpen blew a 2-0 lead for young BRENT KALLESTAD taking full responsibility. In a an undefeated season and nastarter Yordano Ventura before moment of youthful ignorance, tional football championship. holding on to beat Toronto with a Associated Press I walked out of the store without For the season, he passed for late rally for the second straight more than 4,000 yards and 40 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) paying for one of my items. night.

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Transactions BASEBALL Major League Baseball Players Association MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION Named Javier Vazquez international special assistant. National League COLORADO ROCKIES Placed RHP Tyler Chatwood on the 15day DL. Recalled RHP Chad Bettis from Colorado Springs (PCL). LOS ANGELES DODGERS Selected the contract of C Miguel Olivo from Albuquerque (PCL). Optioned C Tim Federowicz to Albuquerque. Transferred RHP Chad Billingsley to the 60-day DL. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association LOS ANGELES LAKERS Announced the resignation of coach Mike D’Antoni. HOCKEY National Hockey League DALLAS STARS Reassigned D Patrik Nemeth to Texas (AHL). LOS ANGELES KINGS Recalled D Jeff Schultz from Manchester (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS Re-signed RW Jaromir Jagr. COLLEGE ALABAMA Named Reggie Witherspoon men’s assistant basketball coach. CALIFORNIA Named Tracy Webster and Jon Harris men’s assistant basketball coaches. MARQUETTE Named Brett Nelson men’s assistant basketball coach. MISSOURI Retained men’s associate head basketball coach Tim Fuller. NJIT Announced the resignation of men’s and women’s tennis coach Mike Sowter. OKLAHOMA STATE Named James Dickey men’s assistant basketball coach. SAN JOSE STATE Named Mia Fisher women’s assistant basketball coach. WINSTON-SALEM STATE Named Tonia Walker athletic director.

Winston caught with stolen crab legs

DODGERS 6, TWINS 4 MINNEAPOLIS — Zack Greinke pitched six strong innings, Juan Uribe had two RBIs and the Dodgers earned their 10,000th win in franchise history, beating the Twins. Greinke (5-0) struck out six and didn’t allow an earned run through drizzling rain and temperatures that dipped into the 30s. With the bases loaded and the Twins trailing 5-1 in the seventh, reliever Chris Withrow got Trevor Plouffe to pop out to shortstop on a 3-0 pitch to end the threat. The Dodgers join the Giants, Cubs and Braves as the only franchises to win 10,000 games.

WASHINGTON 7, HOUSTON 0 HOUSTON — Anthony Rendon finished a triple shy of the cycle and had four hits, Jordan Zimmermann pitched smoothly into the seventh inning and the Nationals beat the Astros. Rendon connected for a tworun double in a four-run fourth and added a solo home run in the sixth. The Houston native added a double in the first and a single in the third but flew out to left in the eighth. Zimmermann (2-1) scattered seven hits in 6 1-3 innings. He struck out seven to earn his 45th win with the Nationals, making him club’s ningest pitcher since the Montreal Expos moved to Washington in 2005.

“I realize that I am in the — Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston was issued public spotlight and my conduct a civil citation after sheriff’s needs to be above reproach.” The 6-foot-4, 235-pound deputies said he walked out of a supermarket without paying Winston led Florida State to for $32 worth of crab legs and crawfish. The 20-year-old Florida State quarterback said he forgot to pay for the food. The offense was relatively minor but drew attention both because of his stature and because it was his latest brush with the law. Winston had been the subject of a much more serious, monthslong investigation into allegations that he had sexually assaulted a woman in December 2013. A prosecutor declined to charge him, citing a lack of evidence and gaps in the accuser’s story. Leon County Sheriff’s Maj. Michael Wood said Wednesday that Publix employees called deputies, who went to Winston’s apartment about three hours later. Winston was cooperative and told the deputies he forgot to pay for the food, but he did not contact the store or return there to pay for the items, Wood said. “The facts are not in dispute,” Wood said. “He left without paying.”<0x00A0><0x00A0> Winston issued a statement through his lawyer saying he had intended to pay, “but made a terrible mistake for which I’m





touchdowns, completing nearly 67 percent of his throws. Florida State baseball coach Mike Martin suspended Winston, a relief pitcher, indefinitely

until he completes community service. Football coach Jimbo Fisher said in a statement that he supports Martin’s decision. Although Winston was cleared in the sexual assault case, the university is facing a federal investigation into how it handled the woman’s accusations.





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according to the report. that lasted until 4 a.m. April The men departed from the 21. Soldotna airport to sightsee on Rep. Bill Stoltze, R-Chugiak, Continued from page A-1 Tuesday. Ipsen and Leonard Continued from page A-1 was the House Finance Comsaid they do not know the cause mittee co-chairman who manThe rescued men walked of the crash. was in the final capital budget aged the capital budget. His ofonto the helicopter and were that passed the Legislature, fice would have done the actual taken to Central Peninsula Reach Dan Balmer at dan- broadened the uses, effec- paperwork to add the section Hospital and released in good iel.balmer@peninsulaclarion. tively allowing the funds to be to the bill. Neither he, nor his condition at around 11 p.m., com. used for enforcement of laws staff, nor Co-chair Alan Austerand regulations on any type of man, R-Kodiak, responded to salmon fishery catching Kenai emails and phone calls requeststudents to rent temporarily. Peninsula stocks. ing comment. The system operates under Sen. Peter Micciche, R-SolThe House held the bill until the Family Educational Rights dotna, said he thought that the finally passing it on the afterContinued from page A-1 and Privacy Act, or FERPA, original language had not been noon of the session’s final day which ensure complete ano- meant to help the setnet fleet. on April 25. with ideas but does the work to nymity for anyone taking the “I think it was originally It’s unclear when individual make sure it happens,” Willis supplies, Sellers said. meant as a message,” he said in senators would have seen the fisaid. “If Scott was not part of the an interview with the Journal. nal draft but Sen. Kevin Meyer, Sellers said his approach to staff, we would probably still The amended language, R-Anchorage, the co-chair of the RA position has come quite be struggling to come up with a however, reflected an effort the Senate Finance Committee, naturally, although it wasn’t way ... to address those issues,” by the House to turn the fund- and gulf coast Sens. Gary Stesomething he had thought to Willis said. ing into something positive, he vens, R-Kodiak, and Micciche pursue when he started college. As an RA, Sellers has said. all said after final adjournment He described himself as the helped organize barbecues, a “I do appreciate the House that they were not aware the guy who will invite himself to Super Bowl viewing party and taking the initiative to amend section was in the bill they had pull up a chair with a group of a Thanksgiving dinner for more the amendment,” Micciche told just voted to pass. strangers, or leave his apart- than 35 students. the Journal. “I’m taking it as a very posiment door open regardless of Willis and Byrd have become The amendment appears in tive thing to help with enforcewhether he is on- or off-duty. his unofficial mentors, Sellers the draft that moved out of the ment of the dipnet fisheries “Scott is our best tour guide,” said. Willis developed an ap- House Finance Committee on at the mouth of each river as said Residence Life Coordina- proach to residence life leader- April 20, what was supposed to well as some of the commertor, Leslie Byrd. ship called Learning Outcome- be the final day of the session cial fisheries. I’m taking it as a He is humble and flexible Based Residence Education, or and he has no problem asking L.O.R.E. for guidance, she said. Efforts will focus primarily Working under their direcEarlier this year, Sellers said tion Sellers said he has learned on enforcing regulations in the he noticed that some students not to take a cookie cutter apcommercial setnet fishery, Mcliving in the residence hall were proach to working with a di- Continued from page A-1 Connell said. moving in with nothing and verse group of people. “That’s part of what, apparwere only able to afford classes Sellers said hopes be an RA troopers, said the department ently, the Legislature wants us to and rent. for the duration of his educa- usually brings in between two do and from earlier language (in After speaking with local tion. He will soon graduate and four extra troopers, for a the amendment) it looked like grocery stores, he was able to from KPC with degrees in his- week to ten days, near the mid- there’s concern about whether get extra for students who were tory and in anthropology, and dle of July — the usual peak of fish tickets are being completed going without. He said Save- plans to get his masters so he the central Kenai Peninsula’s accurately, so that would be anU-More on Kalifornsky Beach can eventually become a pro- sockeye salmon runs. other thing we would look at,” Barring any changes in the McConnell said. “But, until we Road, now offers to make do- fessor, where, he said, ideally nations. he could continue working in surprise addition of $175,0000 see the actual language, I don’t “I have been hungry before,” residence life as a housing co- into the state’s capital projects actually know.” budget for the next fiscal year, Sellers said. “I can’t imagine ordinator. The money would give the the stress of trying to cram Sellers hopes training at the Troopers will likely spend troopers the ability to dedicate for finals and worrying about STARS College will help him the vast majority of the money people to cover the setnet fishwhere your next meal’s going develop further skills he could on extra officers and lodging ery rather than just responding to come from.” use to pinpoint less noticeable for those officers during the to calls for service or violaThen, he took it a step fur- issues, such as depression, or upcoming fishing season, Mc- tions, he said. ther. Sellers said he noticed the recognizing students who are Connell said. “Right now the plan is in the He said the detachment was infancy — it’s to keep (officers) students who requested the ex- struggling with academics, and considering bringing an extra on the setnet fishery,” McContra food packages had no way to how better to address them. make the food into a meal. He “I guess I am pretty proud of sergeant and up to five extra nell said. “We’ll be checking 45 troopers to fill in for the month mesh and 29 mesh (net depth) went to Willis who told him to it,” he said. of July. come up with a proposal so she and things like that ... and posTo house those officers sibly somehow try to find out if could find funding for his projKelly Sullivan can be ect. He came back with a plan reached at kelly.sullivan@pen- in motor homes — at about people are cheating on their fish $6,500 a piece for the dura- tickets or not reporting on their to create basic kitchen sets for tion of July — the detachment fish tickets.” would spend about $20,000 on While enforcement would harmed the most are you.” housing alone, he said. still take place in the sport fishMead Treadwell told students he would take on the Continued from page A-1 tough issues. “We have a House and a SenRepublican Senate hopefuls ate in Washington that won’t touted their credentials for mak- address these issues because ing tough decisions that they they disagree, and I’m not goCleanup underway at North Slope spill said have been put off by current ing back there to kick the probcongressional representatives on lems down the road,” Treadwell ANCHORAGE — State officials have increased the size of issues such as the long-term fu- said. “I’m going back there to an oil leak on the North Slope. ture of Social Security. help solve problems.” Officials on Wednesday said an oily mist was sprayed over Joe Miller pledged to adSeveral eighth-graders said 33 acres of snow-covered tundra and 2 acres of gravel pad bedress “intergenerational theft,” they thought Parnell had acquitcause of a pipeline failure. Initial reports said 27 acres of tundra or borrowing from future tax- ted himself well. Hunter Luwere affected. payers to pay current debts. kacz, 15, said he was especially Authorities say the release of natural gas and water containEverybody knows unfunded impressed by Parnell’s closing ing crude oil was found during routine inspections Monday. federal liabilities are a problem, remarks, in which the governor The spray was active for about two hours before the line was Dan Sullivan said. said he hoped their generation isolated and depressurized. “Right now, you don’t have would be the last to experience Crews are working in two shifts to clean the area of oil anyone in Washington working domestic violence. The spill happened at the BP Exploration (Alaska) west opon it,” he said. “They’re kick“Use your strength to protect erating area in Prudhoe Bay, at H Pad Well 8. ing the can down the road, and and defend,” Parnell told the No wildlife has been impacted. the people who are going to be boys in the audience.

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very positive move to help with keeping people safe and ensuring that all of our fish and game laws are followed,” Micciche said on April 25. The City of Kenai has been pressing the Legislature and Department of Fish and Game for better management and enforcement during the personaluse fishery that draws tens of thousand of Anchorage and Southcentral dipnetters. “The city’s resources to respond to the state’s personal use fishery at the mouth of the Kenai River are extremely taxed. We are at the breaking point to be able to respond,” said Rich Koch, Kenai city manager, at a March 24 Senate Resources Committee hearing. Paul Shadura, a setnetter and spokesman for the Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association, said the language in the funding provision addressing “on-site enforcement and inspection of new gear types and reporting requirements” refers to new regulations adopted by the Board of Fisheries at its February session. It applies to setnetters with

two permits allowing the use of both if they use shorter nets. “Most setnet fishermen hate the requirement and can’t even get the required gear in time for the 2014 season and many fishermen are abandoning the dual permit holding to escape the onerous of the rules,” Shadura wrote in an April 29 email. He added that KPFA, and the local wildlife trooper detachment were “as surprised as the rest of us” when the provision appeared in the bill. “Troopers I hear are reluctant to actually lift a net out of the water with their vessels and count the meshes while at sea. Said that they would have to wait until the fisher came ashore. Not really enforceable was a comment that a past enforcement advisor made who was not at the last UCI BOF regulatory meeting,” Shadura wrote.

ery on the Kenai River and in the personal-use fishery, McConnell said the focus would be on the user groups who take the most fish in the Cook Inlet. “It’s who is taking the biggest piece of the pie and generally that’s the resource group that has the ability to affect the resource the most and that’s always the commercial fishermen,” he said. Typically, the detachment borrows the Cama’i from a trooper detachment in Kodiak to help enforce fisheries regulation in the Cook Inlet. The the 65-foot vessel is primarily used to monitor the Cook Inlet’s commercial drift gillnetting fleet, while officers monitor the setnet fleet from the beach, McConnell said. The new officers, or temporary duty assignment officers, will likely be stationed in the personal-use dipnet fishery at the mouth of the Kenai River where regulations are relatively simple, McConnell said. The officers who have been stationed in Soldotna or on the Kenai Peninsula for longer will spend their time in the more

complex fisheries. Everyone will need a “crash course” in the new commercial fishery regulations passed by the state’s Board of Fisheries in February, McConnell said. While planning and the logistics of added enforcement is still in its infancy, McConnell said the troopers were always grateful for the extra money. “It changes our plans ... it’s kind of like when you get used to doing things a certain way and a wrench gets throw in — you have to readjust,” he said. But, alongside the new money, McConnell said, comes the responsibility of using it the way the Legislature intends it to be used. “The biggest challenge, or the biggest concern I would see is not knowing what the legislature expects as a result of that (appropriation),” he said. “How do you meet an expectation when you don’t know what the expectation is?”

Bob Tkacz is a correspondent for the Journal based in Juneau. He can be reached at Alaska Journal of Commerce Reporter Molly Dischner contributed to this story.

Rashah McChesney can be reached at rashah.mcchesney@

Village hosts Arctic infrastructure conference NOME — A two-day conference on Saint Lawrence Island focused on how Arctic coastal villages could benefit from anticipated development in the region. The conference in Gambell was organized by the Bering Sea Alliance LLC, made up of seven village corporations. Chief executive officer Art Ivanoff tells KNOM-FM that attendees will discuss infrastructure, resource development and oil spill response. Ivanoff says villagers know development is likely to occur and they want to insert their agenda into the process. Ivanoff says oil spill mitigation is a concern. He says response will mean upgrading runways and building depots to deploy trained crews and equipment. The Arctic Alaska Policy Commission, Conoco Philips, the Coast Guard, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Army Corp of Engineers are participating. — The Associated Press






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Thursday, May 1, 2014

What’s Happening Best Bet n Triumvirate Theatre is proud to present Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple!” This hilarious buddy comedy stars Ian McEwen and Jamie Nelson, and will play one weekend only. “The Odd Couple” is directed by Angie Nelson and features performances by Dan Pascucci, Rob Ernst, Gary Hondel, Chris Jenness, Jenny Neyman, and Amy Pascucci. Performances are today, Friday and Satutday at Soldotna’s Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall. Shows are at 7 p.m. each day with an additional 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Tickets are $15/each and are available at River City Books. Any remaining tickets on the day of the performance will be available for purchase at the door.

Events and Exhibits n Nikiski High presents “Hello Dolly,” Friday and Saturday and May 2-3 at the Nikiski High Auditorium. Shows start at 7 p.m. and tickets are only $5 for students and $10 for adults. Directed by Joe Rizzo with choreography by Chris Morin. n After 43 years of outstanding and dedicated teaching, Kenai Central High School choir director Renée C. Henderson will be directing her final KCHS Choir concert (the “Pops” concert) on May 6 at 6 p.m. All alumni and the community at large are invited to join in celebrating an amazing woman whose love of music and gift for teaching has inspired thousands of students to discover their talents. n An opening reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Fridat at the Kenai Fine Art Center its May 2014 All-Media Curated Open Show. This exhibit is held in conjunction with the May 2014 Kenai Birding Festival and has a “Flight” theme. The exhibit will be on display through May 31, Wednesday-Saturday from noon-5 p.m. n The Kenai Peninsula Birding Festival’s PEEPs Young Artist Exhibit will be on display the month of May at the Kenai Fine Arts Center with an Opening Reception Friday from 6-8 p.m. Awards will be announced at the  Birding Festival Kickoff May 15 at the Kenai Visitors Center. For more information on the PEEPs Exhibit or the May Kenai Peninsula Birding Festival, visit n The Alaska Watercolor Society is accepting submissions to the 40th Annual Alaska Juried Watercolor Exhibition. Submission deadline is June 4. Paintings must be primarily aqua media over natural or synthetic paper, and matted and framed under clear acrylic or glass. All submissions will be through ( Up to $4,000 in prizes. Prospectus available at

Entertainment n Veronica’s cafe has open mic at 6:30 p.m. Friday and live music with Robb Justice at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. See ARTS, page B-2







Alaskan Spring By Barbara Njaa, Nikiski

It’s spring again on the Cook Inlet. Every year finds us more aware of the seasonal rhythms Snow dying and black currant buds plump, waiting to open, Seagulls returning — their raucous cries punctuate the soft sounds of waves. The ice berm pocked and rotted — uneven mounds of sand mark those already gone. Morning comes early, the flush of peach and rose brighten the northeastern sky. Wondrous light after long winter’s night. Always there is something new, That has percolated through our consciousness and pooled into action. This spring we are gathering birch sap. We hurry home and walk out to our lovely ‘cow with roots’, Checking the pail gently attached to her papery trunk. At first we would find one small drop Then a warm day brought surging sap And our small-scale collecting began. We thought about syrup but that seemed work So we drink iced sap with a squeeze of lemon… New to us, old as Alaska, refreshing. Breakup is nothing like it used to be. Now puddles on soft gravel, not tire-swallowing mud. No more brisk mornings walking through the chill, Crunching over frozen layers into watery depths. Easy to see before leaves of devil’s club and wild celery Wall the roadside with jungle green. Listening to a woodpecker, wondering when the early swans will come — Warming — meeting a moose chewing branches in no hurry to leave. Reaching the car and starting it, Realizing I needed an extra thirty minutes, That I am running late. Nothing is growing yet, Though signs of growth color birch twigs and currant buds. Snow lies on slopes and under tawny grasses. Rushing meltwater makes its way into Inlet waters. Change is lovely and pampering novel — The walk can wait ’til the workday’s end… Alaskan spring! Poems must include the writer’s name, phone number and address. They should be kept to no more than 300 words. Submission of a poem does not guarantee publication. Poems may be e-mailed to news@peninsulaclarion. com, faxed to 283-3299, delivered to the Clarion at 150 Trading Bay Road or mailed to P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611.

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Ian McEwen, left, plays Oscar Madison and Jamie Nelson, right, plays Felix Ungar in Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” at a dress rehearsal on Tuesday. Performances, directed by Angie Nelson, will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Triumvirate Theatre in Soldotna.


Crumpled newspapers and clothes tossed about the city apartment along with beer and playing cards welcome Oscar Madison’s poker buddies to his home. And Kenai Peninsula residents shouldn’t expect him to clean up when they visit this week either. Angie Nelson, director, and local actors are transporting audiences to the 1960s and Oscar’s messy apartment with Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” at the Triumvirate Theatre in Soldotna Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The eight-person cast really brings the characters — Oscar, Felix Ungar, a group of poker buddies and two British sisters — to life, Angie Nelson said. The play, which premièred on Broadway in 1965, is about two friends — neat-freak Felix and Oscar the slob — who become roommates when Felix’s marriage is heading toward divorce. The men’s differing

lifestyles and personalities lead to comedic fights. “I get to be a big jerk,” Ian McEwen, who plays Oscar said. “It’s kind of fun.” Jamie Nelson, Angie Nelson’s husband, plays Felix. “The roles themselves have lent themselves to a lot of exploration,” Jamie Nelson said. “Neil Simon is such a good writer. He really gives you exactly what you need to know about the characters.” While McEwen has been acting from a young age and studied in theatre in Chicago, Jamie Nelson didn’t take the stage until college. The two have previously acted in leading roles together in Joseph Kesselring’s “Arsenic and Old Lace.” “Talk about big classic characters,” Jamie Nelson said about the performances. “Yeah, no joke,” McEwen said. Angie Nelson said she chose McEwen and Jamie Nelson together because she has seen their “great chemistry” in past performances.

After choosing the leads, the rest of the cast “really fell into place,” Angie Nelson said. One challenge the cast faced in bringing “The Odd Couple” to the stage, was a short rehearsal time due to late-arriving scripts; practice began about a month ago. “But that made it interesting because we tried to be that much more productive at each rehearsal and the whole crew here is really passionate,” Jamie Nelson said. “So it’s been a fun team to work with.” Even with a shortened rehearsal schedule, the lead actors feel they’ve been able to connect with their roles, which McEwen said is key to playing a role true versus stereotypically. McEwen and Jamie Nelson also agree that trying to forget everything already known about the characters, which have been played by famous actors, has also been a challenge. “When you’re playing a very wellSee ODD, page B-2

Grab a tissue for ‘The Caregivers’ Bookworm Sez


or better, for worse. You promised that once, and you meant it. For richer, for poorer was okay, too; you’d do it together. And over the years, that’s how it happened… until you got to the last part. In sickness and in health. You hoped it would be more of the last part, less of the first, but life doesn’t turn out like that. And in the new book “The Caregivers” by Nell Lake (c.2014, Scribner, $26, 304 pages), you’ll see how one group of spouses (and children) dealt with it. Though her grandmother had never been demonstrative, Nell Lake knew the woman loved her. Hildegard was “elegant, German, unadorned, restrained,” independent, strong-willed, and active. And when she found out that some pain she was hav-

ing “could mean” cancer, she committed suicide. Hildegard possessed dignity and grace while alive, Lake says, but she missed “the intimacy that may come with tending and being tended to” while dying. Fear of “the shadow part of life” followed Lake, too, so she decided to immerse herself in a “group of people living in that shadow.” She joined a support group for caregivers of those with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Eighty-eight-year-old Daniel suffered from recurring cancer while caring for his much younger wife; she was depressed, bi-polar, and had myriad other severe health issues. William married the love of his life shortly after World War II, then watched as she was overtaken by dementia. Liz struggled with guilt for putting her abusive husband in a veteran’s home due to his Alzheimer’s. Inga, who’d cared for See SEZ, page B-2

‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ has plenty to take in R eeling It In C hris J enness “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Fox Searchlight Pictures 1 hour, 40 minutes Wes Anderson is a master of quaint, meticulously crafted melancholy. Up until now, however, his films have really emphasized the melancholy. One of Anderson’s major themes is the relationship of a father to his children, and typically this plays out with more than a tinge of sadness. From “The Royal Tenebaums” to “Rushmore” to “The Life Aquatic,” Anderson’s films are nearly always meditations on the many ways a man can disappoint his offspring. These movies are always beautiful, very funny, gorgeous to look at, and, at precise moments, heartbreaking. This latest, “Grand Budapest,” has all of the former elements, but this time the See REEL, page B-2

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Louvre Abu Dhabi shows off its treasures in Paris By THOMAS ADAMSON Associated Press

PARIS — The oil-rich United Arab Emirates certainly has the wealth of a first-class nation. Now it hopes to buy in the culture of a first-class nation to the tune of 400 million euros ($550 million). The Louvre Abu Dhabi will open its doors in December 2015 in the Arab federation — and organizers hope it will put the country with flashy hotels, arid deserts and the world’s 7th biggest oil reserves on the map instead for its oil paintings. But the project has been raising eyebrows among Europeans, who say that culture requires more than just a checkbook. In Paris, the Louvre unveiled a preview Tuesday of the art that the Abu Dhabi project has AP Photo/Thibault Camus acquired since 2009. French President Francois A wooden statue named “Christ showing his wounds” (1520) is displayed as part of the exhibition “Louvre Abu Dhabi. Birth of Hollande inaugurated the exhibition of some 160 works ena museum”, at the Louvre museum, in Paris, April 28.

titled “Birth of a Museum.” It includes a 19th-century Yemeni Torah, a 13th-century Gothic Bible as well as a swath of Renaissance and modern masterpieces by artists such as Yves Klein, Rene Magritte and Pablo Picasso. The generous spending pot has produced a collection as impressive as it is diverse, unafraid to grapple with themes such as sexuality and different religions. “(We want to) establish Abu Dhabi as a place for cultural tourism,” the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s assistant curator, Khalid Abdulkhaliq Abdulla, said at the Paris exhibit. He said the Abu Dhabi Louvre will be the centerpiece of a planned cultural district that will also include a branch of New York’s Guggenheim and a national museum. However, skeptics in France say the nation known for its nouveau riche society can’t simply buy its way into being “cultured.”

The museum’s renowned architect Jean Nouvel brushed off such critics with a Gallic shrug, suggesting detractors are just annoyed or jealous that Europe now doesn’t have the money to embark on such costly cultural projects. “Do you think we did it any differently in Europe when we used to be more powerful?” Nouvel asked. “It’s normal that an economic power translates this (power) through the act of acquiring cultural art.” The exhibit curator compared the Abu Dhabi of today to the U.S. in the early 20th century, when it was emerging economically and industrially and private collectors started founding museums to showcase their artistic wealth. “During this period we said the same thing ... but with hindsight what do we see? It’s that European and Asian art are present in the U.S. and participated in making the American culture ... in making the country’s identity. And

I think that’s what needs to be remembered,” said curator Vincent Pomerade. One expert noted many European collections were built in less desirable ways. “Buying in culture is far better than looting it, which is what most nations did for hundreds of years,” said Julian Radcliffe of the Art Loss Register. The next hurdle of this ambitious but controversial project will be in convincing the greater Arab world to accept the museum’s bold artistic representations of sexuality and religion. Beyond this, the Arab Louvre project’s founders believe Abu Dhabi is an ideal location for a universal museum as the UAE itself is a cultural crossroad. “This idea of a crossroad, this idea of dialogue between civilizations, the meeting of cultures, the meeting of art, was at the heart of the project from the beginning,” added Pomerade.

High lime prices giving United States bartenders a hangover LOS ANGELES (AP) — Every time a bartender at trendy Los Angeles fusion eatery Luna Park squeezes a shot of lime into a drink these days, owner Peter Kohtz says he winces a little. Luna Park, known for its large selection of craft cocktails, is one of thousands of restaurants from coast to coast that have fallen victim to the Great Green Citrus Crisis of 2014 — a severe shortage of limes that has meant that the fruit has skyrocketed in price in recent weeks. A case of 200 or so fetches between $80 and $130 now, up from about $15 last year — the result of a perfect storm of circumstances from citrus disease that struck Florida in 2001 and wiped out most lime groves to flooding to the efforts of drug cartels to disrupt supplies in Mexico, the biggest U.S. sup-

plier. The cost might not seem like that big of a deal until one realizes that it’s lime juice that’s squeezed into every margarita, mojito or mai tai. It’s also lime that’s chopped up and mixed with fresh fish to create ceviche. It’s lime, mixed with avocado, that makes up guacamole — a mainstay at every Mexican restaurant. “It’s just one of those things that you take for granted. You never really think about it because it’s always there,” said Kohtz, noting his bartenders squeeze an entire lime’s worth of juice into most specialty drinks. So far, the price spike doesn’t seem to have been passed on widely to consumers, according to industry officials, but people are beginning to notice it in other ways. Alaska Airlines stopped put-

ting limes in in-flight beverages a couple of weeks ago. At a recent luncheon meeting of the California Restaurant Association’s board of directors, association spokeswoman Angie Pappas said limes were noticeably absent from the buffet bar, which featured Mexican food. One of the luncheon attendees, a Southern California restaurateur, told her he is offering a free appetizer to any customer who brings in a bag of limes from their backyard tree. In Phoenix, the Arizona Republic reports that a bar and restaurant group is offering a free cocktail, glass of wine or beer to anyone who brings in 5 pounds of limes. Which raises the question, if limes grow on backyard trees in Los Angeles and Phoenix, why are they so expensive? Because they don’t really grow well enough in most of

the U.S. to be produced commercially, says Jonathan Crane, a tropical fruit crop specialist at the University of Florida’s horticultural sciences department. Until 2001, Crane said, Florida produced half of all the limes consumed in the United States. But then a devastating citrus canker outbreak led officials to order almost all of Florida’s lime groves destroyed and the industry never recovered. Mexico began producing more than 90 percent of the limes now consumed in the United States. In most of California, the weather isn’t warm or humid enough to produce commercial quality limes, and the state has only a few hundred acres in production near the Mexican border. Mexico’s crop, meanwhile, was hit by a myriad of problems this year, including un-

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n Mykel’s in Soldotna has live music Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. with Robb Justice, and Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. with Bob Ramponi. Continued from page B-1 n The Duck Inn will have live music from 7 to 10 p.m. every Wednesday with Robb Justice and Trio. n The Vagabond Inn, Mile 14.1 Kalifornsky Beach Road, has n Main Street Tap and Grill has Wednesday karaoke with KJ live music with Chris Robinson Saturday at 9 p.m. Natalia, Thursday acoustic music with Dustin and Friends and n Join Steve and Fern Holloway for Karaoke every Saturday Keeley & Nelson, and live music and dancing with 9Spine Frinight at the Kenai Moose Lodge. Singing starts at 9 p.m. and day and Saturday. everyone is welcome. n An all acoustic jam takes place every Thursday. The jam is as Markets, fairs and bazaars Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna on the first Thursday of the month, and at the Kenai Senior Center during the rest of the n A new farmers’ market in downtown Ninilchik will open May month. Jam starts at 6:30 p.m. 24, Memorial Day weekend, featuring homegrown plants and n AmVets Post 4 in the Red Diamond Center holds blind dou- veggies, a wide variety of crafts, handmade artisan sea salt bles darts every Friday evening with sign up at 6:30 p.m. Tacos and dog cart rides. It will be across from the Kenai Peninsula are available; and burn your own steak dinner from 6 to 8 p.m State Fairgrounds. Vendors are needed! For an application or every Saturday with Karaoke after dinner from 8 p.m. to mid- information call Michelle Hogan 299-4999. Cost for a booth is night. $25 for the season or $5 per day. n Four Royal Parkers on the Kenai Spur Highway in Soldotna has live music with Bob Ramponi and the Alaska Swing ComFilms pany Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m. n Odie’s Deli in Soldotna has live music Friday from 6-8 p.m. n Call Orca Theaters at 262-7003 for listings and times. and Pub Quiz night every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. n Call Kambe Cinemas at 283-4554 for listings and times. n The Studio Espresso Shop at Spur Highway and Nikiski Avenue in Nikiski hosts an open mic night on Saturdays starting Down the Road at 7 p.m. Call 776-7655. n The Bow bar in Kenai has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays and n The Pratt Museum in Homer is open Tuesday-Sunday, noonlive music Fridays, Saturdays at 10 p.m. 5 p.m. For more information and a schedule of events, visit n Hooligans Saloon in Soldotna has poker Tuesdays and Thurs- days starting at 5:30 p.m. and live music Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Submissions may be emailed to n The Duck Inn on Kalifornsky Beach Road has karaoke at 9 The deadline is 5 p.m. Mondays. p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and DJ Arisen on Saturdays.

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fort in what author Nell Lake has to say, as well as advice that’s solid-but-subtle wrapped inside one of the more powerful stories you’ll ever read. Lake brings each of her pseudonymous subjects alive so well that when they’re stricken, we’re also stricken — and there’s a lot of that in this book. What made me stick with it, though, I think, is the compassionately wistful sweetness mixed with resigned, gottakeep-moving outrage that’s here. Lake’s ability to repeatedly remind us of the former is like a gentle slap. The latter, however, is why you’ll keep reading. For Boomers who are squinting into the future, or anyone who’s already in a caregiving position, bring tissues and find this book. I’m not sure I’d call it light reading, but “The Caregivers” might make you feel better.

and lost a daughter, aunts, and both parents, was caretaker for her partner, Louise, who was recovering from multiple surgeries. Rufus tended a friend who’d died, but kept returning to the group anyhow. And Penny, who’s featured most in this book, cared for her mother with humor, good-natured teasing, frustration, and the sometimes-surprising support of her siblings. Throughout the year, there was sadness and loss but “Moments of loveliness arise,” too. Taboo subjects were tackled, and friendships formed. And through it all, group members learned to grieve someone who was gone, but who was still around… I struggle with what to say about “The Caregivers” beThe Bookworm is Terri cause, truthfully, it made me so Schlichenmeyer. Enail her at profoundly sad. And yet, I know there’s com-

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emphasis is on the quirky, the funny, and the quaint while the melancholy is more of an accent. At the center of the madcap collection of characters that make up the “Grand Budapest” is M. Gustav, played with comic zeal by Ralph Fiennes, concierge of the titular hotel in the fictional Eastern European republic of Zubrowka. The year is 1932 and all of Europe is about to be consumed in the fires of world war, but Gustav nonetheless runs his establishment with an iron fist. Or possibly a velvet glove. For, in addition to efficiently managing a full staff, Gustav also efficiently manages to find his way into the hearts, and the beds of his most important, and most aged, female guests. When one of those guests, a wealthy dowager countess C




named Madame D., is found murdered, the world of the Grand Budapest, in tandem with the rest of the continent, is turned upside down. Gustav is on the run, and on the case of solving the murder and clearing his name or die trying. In tow is Zero Moustafa, lobby boy in training and Gustav’s closest confident and ally. Throughout the production, there are a score of famous faces popping up here and there, often for no more than a scene or two. Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Bob Balaban, Owen Wilson, and Harvey Keitel are just a few of the marvelously talented cast Anderson has compiled for the film. With only slightly more screen time, “Budapest” also includes stars such as Jude Law, F. Murray Abraham, Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Saorse Ronan and Adrian Brody, all spectacular and all very funny. It must be fun to work for Wes Anderson — show up, film for a few days, take a peek behind the

usually heavy rains and citrus disease in some areas. The Knights Templar drug cartel used to jack up lime prices by disrupting deliveries and shaking down farmers in western Michoacan state, but that problem has declined in importance following an offensive this year by federal forces and vigilantes who took up arms against the cartel. Like American mobsters, the drug cartel that controls much of the Mexican state of Michoacan where both limes and marijuana grow in abundance, has been muscling in on legitimate businesses. A Mexican official told The Associated Press last month the cartel extorts as much as $1.4 million a week from legitimate businesses, mainly lime and avocado growers. In some instances, he said, the cartel is now running some of the state’s wholesale lime distribution centers where prices are set. Last winter’s storms, which triggered major floods across western Mexico, also destroyed crops, and a plant disease that struck the Mexican state of Colima damaged still more. The result, the price of limes has shot up dramatically in both Mexico and the U.S. Restaurants in Seattle and New York have reported paying as much as $130 a case for them.

As the industry waits for the summer crop to lower prices, some restaurants and bars nationwide are pulling lime drinks off their happy hour menus. Others are substituting ingredients like lemons or oranges, said Annika Stensson of the National Restaurant Association. That’s not an option at El Coyote, says Wayne Christoffersen, manager of the popular Mexican eatery that’s been a fixture with Hollywood’s hipster and film industry crowd since opening in 1931. “People want to see a lime in their margarita, and rightfully so,” says Christoffersen, who is paying $80 a case for them. “A margarita’s not a margarita without the lime.” Independent filmmaker Laura Bahr, who has downed her share of margaritas at El Coyote and other watering holes, says if anyone dared put anything but a lime in her drink she’d likely never go back. “The lime mixed with the tequila is just a winsome combination,” she says. “Like peanut butter and jelly.” So until the price spike ends, Kohtz of Luna Park says he’s come up with the only alternative he can think of. “I tell the bartenders, ‘Squeeze those limes extra hard. Squeeze out every drop you can.’”

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schedules performances are this weekend only —Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. plus a Saturday matinee performance at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available at River City Books in Soldotna and at the door before the show. “Live theatre is a unique beast,” McEwen said. “We feed off the energy from the crowd and they feed off our energy and it’s a different show every night.”

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known role, like these ones, we don’t want to necessarily emulate what’s been done in the past,” Jamie Nelson said. “But at the same time … there’s a certain expectation when they come to be entertained … and we’re definitely putting everything we have into the characters to try to live up that.” Kaylee Osowski can be While most shows at the Triumvirate Theater run for two reached at kaylee.osowski@ weekends because of actors’

scenes of this elaborate jewel box, and get paid for it. More impressive than all of the above stars, however, was the introduction of young Tony Revolori as Zero, who essentially acts as the narrator as well as foil to father figure Gustav. Revolori, mostly known for one-off television performances, nails the patented Wes Anderson dialect perfectly. Deadpan, earnest, given to poetic flourish, he delivers his lines brilliantly and gives heart and soul to his weary doppelgänger. As I mentioned, “Budapest” is much more fun than most of Anderson’s movies, treating us to a wacky plot, hilarious dialogue and a particularly silly/thrilling downhill ski chase. Also amped up is the director’s penchant for elaborately detailed production design. You could go back and see “Budapest” a second time and pay absolutely no attention to the plot, only taking in the incredible, almost Byzantine level of detail put into the

ephemera of each shot. Like many of Anderson’s films, “Budapest” is rated R — mostly for language, though there is some brief sex and brief violence The language though rough, is used well, as a comic beat rather than in a gratuitous manner. You get the sense watching this film as well as any of the director’s others, that absolutely nothing is accidental or ad libbed — that no single look or gestures has been left to chance. I’ll definitely see this movie again, likely adding it to my collection of Wes Anderson masterpieces. Grade: A “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is rated R for language, violence, brief nudity and sexual situations. Chris Jenness is a freelance graphic designer, artist and movie buff who lives in Nikiski.





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3-Bedroom, 3-baths, large kitchen with island fireplace, 2-car garage. approximately 2000sqft., on 2 acres. Very peaceful, a lot of wildlife. $310,000. (907)776-8487, (907)394-1122


New Carpet, 2-bedroom, 1-bath, Bonus room, 5-Star Energy, Stainless Steel appliances, washer/dryer stays with full-price offer, K-Beach between Kenai & Soldotna, Vaulted ceiling. Must See. (907)252-7733 $155,000.





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Two story home has 2,576sqft. living area, 728sqft. garage; 4-bedrooms, 5-bathrooms, vaulted ceilings, radiant floor heat (both floors) & a two story fireplace/woodstove area that is the centerpiece of living/dining room. Large living room windows, southern exposure, high efficiency gas furnace keeps the heating bills down. Five star energy rating. Underground utilities, well with excellent water quality & flow. Finishing touches to be selected are flooring, cabinets, appliances, countertops, stairway hardwoods & bathroom tile/sinks/baths/toilets. Can be sold As Is, or can be finished to owners specifications for additional costs. Six miles from Soldotna, towards Sterling, on Forest Lane. Quiet subdivision with covenants. $126 per sqft. for living area, $76 per sqft. for garage. AS IS price $380,000. (907)262-1609



The award-winning Homer News is looking for an energetic, motivated person to serve as our sales/customer service representative. This full-time, year-round position includes benefits. Pay is commission based. Qualified candidates will have an understanding of the importance of small newspapers in the life of a community, as well as the ability to translate print and Internet opportunities into tangible benefits for the newspaper's clients. Must have reliable transportation and a good driving record. Applicants must be able to work independently and efficiently in a fast-paced environment with multiple projects and deadlines. Some sales experience preferred, but willing to train right candidate. The Homer News is a drug-free workplace and a drug test is a condition for employment. Send resume to: or deliver to 3482 Landings St., Homer, AK 99603. Questions? Call (907)235-7767.


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10-key, filing, technical writing, proof reading, general bookkeeping knowledge, and problem solving • Strong computerized bookkeeping/ accounting knowledge • Considerable knowledge and experience in computer applications, especially using the Microsoft Office suite of programs • Multi-task orientated, efficient, organized and flexible • Strong interpersonal & communication skills • College degree or administrative related college classes and/or five plus years in proven administrative & bookkeeping support CISPRI is an equal opportunity, not-for-profit company, located in Nikiski, Alaska. Normal business hours are 8:00 - 4:30, Monday through Friday. In addition, employees are provided with cellular phones so as to be available 24hrs per day for emergencies. CISPRI offers a competitive salary, 38K-42K DOE, and a comprehensive benefit package. Job offers to be contingent on a medical exam (including drug screening) and background investigation. Qualified applicants can pick up a Job Application at CISPRI at Mile 26, Kenai Spur Highway, or call (907)-776-5129 to have an application faxed or e-mailed. Resumes, completed job applications and credentials can be submitted in person at CISPRI, mile 26 Kenai Spur Highway or faxed to 907-776-2190. E-mailed to: Or mailed to: CISPRI Attention: Accounting Supervisor P.O. Box 7314 Nikiski, Alaska 99635 (907)776-5129 Fax (907)776-2190

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Stop by Charis Place Assisted Living, 701 N. Forest Drive, Kenai for an application. No Phone Calls, Please.

Frontier Community Services is a Soldotna based non-profit agency providing in-home and group home services to people experiencing a disabling condition. We are seeking top-notch personnel for full-time and part-time positions within the agency with an interest in providing health care services for the Kenai Peninsula area.

Real Estate For Sale Commercial Property Condominiums/Town Homes Farms/Ranches Homes Income Property Land Manufactured Mobile Homes Multiple Dwelling Out of Area for Sale Steel Building Vacation Property Wanted To Buy Waterfront Property

Current Openings • Care Coordinator • Accounts Payable/ Purchasing Specialist • Support Staff Full job descriptions can be found on our website, ____________________________________ Pick up and return application packet to FCS’ HR Department, 43335 K-Beach Rd. Suite #36, Soldotna, AK 99669 or email to FCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer



KENAI RIVERFRONT LOT 70ft. riverfront, 100ft deep. Between Kenai/ Soldotna Castaway Cove. Electricity available. $112,000. OBO. (907)252-4500


1.7- 2.0 ACRE LOTS Electric, Gas, Borough maintained road. Miller LoopHolt Lamplight $25,000. 10% down. Owner finance. (907)776-5212 20 ACRES Strawberry Road Sell for appraisal. $25,000. (907)283-4945 48705 Wendy Lane Soldotna, off K-Beach. Tax #13132002 1.25 Ac with well & 2 septics, large open carport, well house, & parking pad for mobile home. Electric & Gas. $35,000. (907)398-6968

Manufactured Mobile Homes WINTER IN MESA ARIZONA. Why pay rent when you can own a 3-bedroom home in a 5 star gated retirement park. Priced to sell at $27,000. Includes major appliances, air conditioning & much more. For more information please call (505)321-3250

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

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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. CLEAN KENAI 2-bedroom, 1.5-bath. fireplace, washer/dryer, dishwasher, basement. Near schools. $775. includes heat, cable. No pets. (907)262-2522. NEAR VIP Furnished 2-bedroom, 1,100sqft., $1,250. or 1-bedroom, 450sqft. $750. washer/dryer, Dish TV. utilities included. (907)398-0027.





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Garage Sales YARD SALE OUTSIDE Kasilof Mercantile 109 Milepost Sterling Hwy. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 8am-5pm. Baby clothes, vac. rugs, collectible, Yoga items, clothes/ shoes, DVD’s, VCR, toaster oven. Lots of children’s toys.

TOYO A/T TIRES. P245 70R16 065 1yr old, plus they are on rims, I have Ford hub caps (4). Came off ‘02 Explorer. ALL just $400. (907)260-5943

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Garage Sales ACCUMULATION OF 45 YEARS Thursday 5/1, Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd- 9am- 5pm. 36984 Chinulna Ct., Kenai A little bit of everything for everybody.

‘02 Pontiac Montana 7 passenger Minivan, $4K OBO; Very Good condition, 114K miles, call Keith (907)283-3175 for more info.

Trucks Garage Sales THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY 10am- 5pm, Sunday 12pm- 4pm 47366 Winridge Ave./ off Ciechanski. Moving sale, furniture, household belongings.

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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?



Entire Business Liquidation of welding shop: online and at site in Kodiak on Monday, May 5 @ 10:00am by lots listed on website.

Health ‘01 DAKOTA SPORT 2 sets wheels & tires. less then 61K miles remote start. $8,000. (907)690-1410


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

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

Apartments, Furnished DOWNTOWN Soldotna on the river. 2-bedroom, 1-bath, Seasonal/ Permanent, furnished/ unfurnished, NO pets/ NO smoking. Credit/ background checks. $795., (907)252-7110 EXCELLENT OCEAN VIEW! Bay Arm Apartments, Kenai. Accepting applications for 1 & 2 bedroom apartments, utilities included. $25. nonrefundable application fee. No pets. (907)283-4405.

Cabins SMALL 1-BEDROOM Cabin, Kenai River. Weekly/ monthly. No smokers/ pets. (907)283-4333

Duplex SOLDOTNA Mackey Lake Quiet Location New Construction 3-Bedroom, 2-Bath Heated Garage Washer/Dryer Secure storage Radiant Heat Nonsmoking/Pets $1,485. (907)260-3470

Homes 1-BEDROOM Nikiski. $700./ first, last, $200 cleaning, references. (907)776-8970. 3-BEDROOM HOUSE Furnished, Seasonal. Close to great fishing, able to walk to river. 4370 Eagle Rock Drive, Kenai Spur. (907)469-0665 FOR RENT Log home. 3.5 acres. Off Skyline. 4-bedroom. 2-baths. 1st, last & deposit. $1,200./month. (541)821-6011 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.

Manufactured/ Mobile Homes NIKISKI 2-Bedroom with Handicap accessible, AK Housing- OK $875. 3-Bedroom, 1.5-bath, $950.. per month. Pets allowed, includes utilities. Call (907)776-6563.


Trucks: Heavy Duty ‘93 PETERBILT with Daycab.. 60 Series Detroit, 10 speed tranny, wet kit, pintle hitch, & 5th wheel plate. 75% rubber on tires. Bob @ (907)394-5466

Firewood FIREWOOD Cord $200. split/ delivery. $180. You Pick up. (907)395-7108

Miscellaneous MERCURY 270 Air Deck Rubber Boat Inflated one time, never in water, with electric & hand pump. 8' 9" long, max. load 1200#, max. engine power 10 hp. $1,500 (907)235-3754 or (907)435-7072

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Health PENINSULA THAI MASSAGE Thompsons’s/ Soldotna, next to Liberty Tax. (907)252-8053, (907)398-2073

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INVITATION TO BID CITY OF SOLDOTNA 177 NORTH BIRCH STREET SOLDOTNA, ALASKA 99669 Phone 907•262•9107 The City of Soldotna hereby invites qualified firms to submit a firm price for acceptance by the City for the Sports Complex Centennial Trail. The project consists of the following: • 3,300 CY Excavation • 320 Tons Subbase • 65 Tons Surface Course • 2,000 SY Slope Stabilization • Topsoil and Seeding A non-mandatory pre-bid conference will be held at the City Hall, Soldotna, AK on May 7, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. Attendance at the pre-bid not is required. This contract is subject to the provision of State of Alaska, Title 36, Minimum Wage Rates. The subsequent contract will require certificates of insurance and may require performance and payment bonds. One (1) complete set of the bid package is to be submitted to the City of Soldotna at 177 North Birch Street, Soldotna, Alaska 99669. These forms must be enclosed in a sealed envelope with the bidder's name on the outside and clearly marked: BID: Sports Complex Centennial Trail SOLB 14-08 DUE DATE: May 15, 2014 at 3:00 P.M The project documents may be obtained from the City of Soldotna beginning May 1st 2014 for a non-refundable fee of $10.00 (without tax). An additional non-refundable fee of $5.00 will be required if mailing is requested. Project documents may be downloaded from the City of Soldotna web site at site. It is not required to be on the planholders list to bid on City of Soldotna projects. To receive project addendums, you must be on the planholders list. To be placed on the planholders list, please contact Suzanne Lagasse either by phone (714-1241) or email Downloading projects from the City web site does not automatically put you on the planholders list PUBLISHED: 5/1, 4, 5, 2014


Notice to Creditors IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE STATE OF ALASKA AT KENAI In the Matter of the Estate of EDNA MARAGARET JONES Deceased.

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Case No. 3KN-14-45 PR/E NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented to the undersigned Personal Representative of the estate at 507 S. Willow Street, Apt 1, Kenai, Alaska 99611.

U-Haul Center of Soldotna will turn over household goods to Alaska Auction Company for public auction held on May 9, 2014 . View rooms for this sale after May 1, 2014 at The goods in the occupant's leased space shall be sold to satisfy U-Haul's l ien. Lisa Lama Unit 1005 Rhrett Jackson Unit 1321 Madison Square Unit 2009 Stephen Roberts Unit 2212 Rita Lindsey Unit 2302 Frances Sipple Unit 3703 Adriana Raigosa Unit 6227 PUBLISHED: 4/27, 5/1, 2014



Notice is hereby given that the Kenai Peninsula Borough & Kenai Peninsula Borough School District School Site Selection Committee – Kachemak Attendance Area will hold a meeting on Thursday, May 8th, 2014 at 5:30 PM. The public is invited to attend. Soldotna Location Kachemak Location George A. Navarre Building Mayor’s Conference Room 144 N. Binkley Street Soldotna, AK 99669

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NOTICE TO PUBLIC FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (“Corporation”) on behalf of the State of Alaska 4300 Boniface Parkway, PO Box 101020, Anchorage, Alaska, 99510-1020. In Anchorage telephone is 338-6100, outside of Anchorage telephone is (800)478-2432 Bryan D. Butcher, Executive Director/CEO TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS AND PERSONS The above-named Corporation on behalf of the State of Alaska proposes to request the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to release Federal funds under the Home Investment Partnerships Program for the following project: Inlet Ridge New Construction of Low-Income Rental Housing Ninilchik, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska $1,478,759.00 It has been determined that such requests for release of funds will not constitute an action significantly effecting the quality of the human environment and, accordingly, the above-named Corporation on behalf of the State of Alaska has decided not to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. An Environmental Review Record pertaining to this project has been made by the above-named Corporation on behalf of the State of Alaska which documents the environmental review of the project and more fully sets forth the reasons why such statement is not required. This Environmental Review Record is on file at the above address and is available for public examination and copying, upon request, in Room 480 (the Planning Department) between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm on regular business days. No further environmental review of such project is proposed to be conducted, prior to the request for release of funds. All interested agencies, groups and persons disagreeing with this Finding of No Significant Impact decision are invited to submit written comments for consideration by the Corporation on behalf of the State of Alaska to the Planning Department. All such written comments so received at AHFC, PO Box 101020, Anchorage, AK 99510-1020 on or before May 14, 2014 will be considered and the Corporation on behalf of the State of Alaska will not request the release of Federal funds or take any administrative action pertaining to this project prior to the date specified in the preceding sentence. NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS - TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS AND PERSONS On or about May 15, 2014 the Corporation on behalf of the State of Alaska will request the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to release Federal funds for the project described above. The Corporation on behalf of the State of Alaska is certifying to HUD that the Corporation and the chief executive officer, in his/her official capacity as Executive Director/CEO, consent to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal courts if all action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to environmental reviews, decision making, and action; and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The legal effect of the certification is that upon its approval, the Corporation, on behalf of the State of Alaska may use the Home Investment Partnership funds, and HUD will have satisfied its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and related laws and authorities. HUD will accept an objection to its approval of the release of funds and acceptance of the certification only if it is on one of the following bases: (a) That the certification was not in fact executed by the chief executive officer or other officer of the responsible entity approved by HUD, or (b) that the responsible entity's Environmental Review Record for the project indicates omission of a required decision, finding or step applicable to the project in the environmental review process. Objections to the Release of Funds must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedure (24 CFR Part 58) and may be addressed to HUD at 3000 C Street, Suite 401, Anchorage, AK 99503. Objections on bases other than those stated above will not be considered by HUD. All objections must be received by HUD within 15 days from the time HUD receives the Responsible Entity's request for release of funds and certification, or within the time period specified, whatever is later.

PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION An application for renewal of an oil discharge prevention and contingency plan (plan), under Alaska Statute 46.04.030 and in accordance with 18 AAC 75, has been received by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (department). Applicant: Intrepid Ship Management, Inc. Plan Title: Intrepid Ship Management, Inc. Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan, number 09-CP-5106 Proposed Activity: The applicant will transport petroleum products within state waters Maximum Cargo 189,206 Capacity: Supporting SEAPRO Technical Documents: Manual and Alaska Chadux Corporation Technical Manual Potential Results: A potential risk exists of oil spills from barges entering the lands or waters of the State as a result of this operation. Location of Activity: Southeast(1), Prince William Sound(2), Cook Inlet(3), Kodiak(4), Aleutians(5), Bristol Bay(6), Western Alaska(7), Northwest Arctic(8), and the North Slope(9) regions of Alaska Any person wishing to submit a request for additional information or provide comments regarding the application may do so in writing to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, 555 Cordova Street, Anchorage, AK 99501, by facsimile to 907-269-7687, or e-mail to You may also contact Patty Cunningham at 907-269-7328, by facsimile to 907-269-7687or e-mail to Requests for additional information must be submitted by 5:00 P.M. May 23, 2014. Comments will be accepted until 5:00 P.M. May 30, 2014. It is the responsibility of the commenter to verify e-mail submissions are received by the applicable deadline. The public comment period will be extended if necessary in accordance with 18 AAC 75.455(d) & (e). Copies of the application are available for review at the department's Anchorage office at 555 Cordova Street and the Valdez office at 213 Meals Avenue, RM 17. Please call (907) 269-7539 or (907) 269-7328 to schedule an appointment. If determined necessary by public comments received, the department will announce and hold public hearing(s) on the above referenced plan. Residents in the affected areas or the governing body of an affected municipality may request a public hearing by writing to the department of Environmental Conservation, at the above address, within 30 days of publication of this notice. The State of Alaska, Department of Environmental Conservation complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you are a person with a disability who may need a special accommodation in order to participate in this public process, please contact Deborah Pock at (907) 269-0291 or TDD Relay Service 1-800-770-8973/TTY or dial 711 within 30 days of publication of this notice to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

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me. He has become friendly with some of my clergy and fellow congregants, who accept him for the wonderful person he is. Maybe in the future “Coerced” could attend an event like a church spaghetti dinner, something outside of services, and get to know the people her husband spends time with on Sunday. And he could spend a weekend doing a silent hiking retreat with his wife and her friends. Respecting each other’s spiritual path is a first step toward appreciating each other’s differences and growing together. — BLESSED IN OREGON DEAR ABBY: “Coerced” is lucky to have a man who attends church and wants her to go, too. She might consider helping in the nursery. That way, she’s there with him but doesn’t have to listen to the message. Churches are always looking for help so parents can actually attend the service. — LAURA IN CONNECTICUT Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Gemini. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, May 1, 2014:This year you are able to create a lot of what you want, especially where your finances are concerned. You have the energy and the desire to do whatever you need to do in order to get where you want. If you are single, the possibility of meeting someone is high. Relating to you could be difficult, as you tend to go from being grounded one minute to being whimsical the next. You’ll want someone in your life who accepts all facets of your personality. If you are attached, your sweetie adores your silly side. The two of you share many happy moments during the next 12 months. GEMINI intrigues you. 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) HHHYou’ll demonstrate a good deal of knowledge when in a conversation with a close associate. Know that there is always more to learn. Try to stay focused. A boss might feel awkward asking for a favor. Do what you can to help. Tonight: Brainstorm away. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHYou might decide that the time is right for a discussion about money. Recognize that you could view the situation differently from how others do. You also can be stubborn. Unless someone is used to working with you, he or she is likely to feel frustrated. Tonight: Your treat. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH Much is going on behind the


scenes right now. How you project yourself and what you say could be very different from reality. You might feel uneasy around a loved one who seems to be quite irritated. Relate to others on an individual level. Tonight: Beam in what you want. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHH Know when to stop yourself from continuing on the same path. Understand what is happening with a child or loved one. This person might need some attention or companionship. An unexpected event could force some thought. Tonight: Reach out to a close friend. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHHYou will draw others into your way of thinking. A meeting could allow associates to vent and express their ideas. Let them clear the air. You might find that a different approach works better with an irate person who does not want to calm down. Tonight: All smiles. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHH Tension builds, especially around an older person or boss. A loved one might need your time and attention. Be direct when telling this person your availability for helping to deal with his or her issues. A partner or friend could make heavy demands. Tonight: Work late. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH Reach out for another opinion, especially if you are perplexed by a situation. You need to detach before you respond. Your temper easily could be unleashed if you don’t use some restraint. A key person in your life will do the unexpected. Tonight: Have a good time. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH Defer to someone you trust

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Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars to handle many of the demands of your day. You might be sitting on some anger, and it would be wise to release some of your frustration or share your feelings before you suddenly explode. Tonight: Be with a favorite person. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHH Keep your priorities in mind. What you think might be a great idea will need to be tested. You’ll have a lot of energy with a certain situation. A friend might need to express his or her strong ideas. Consider what would be best under the circumstances. Tonight: Say “yes.” CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHH Pace yourself, and you will get a lot done quickly. Your dynamic ideas could trigger a strong reaction from a supervisor, perhaps because he or she was not the source of them. The unexpected might occur with a family member or around the home. Tonight: Get some exercise. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH You’ll be very playful compared to those around you. Your lightness actually might offend someone. You could be uncomfortable around a child or loved one who seems brash and stubborn. This feeling on your part is just a passage. Tonight: Get into weekend mode. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH Remain anchored in knowing what needs to be done with a difficult associate. You likely won’t have an easy time talking this person down. A meeting could change your mind about what is happening. Regroup, and speak to a friend who can remain neutral. Tonight: Head home.

A genealogy plan Dear Readers: Tracing your genealogy can be fun, and you are collecting some family information. Of course, it’s a source of history and family, but it also can help you learn about many medical conditions that may be passed down to the next generation. Here are some hints for getting started if you are interested in making a family tree: * There are many free family-tree “forms” available online. Print one out, start with what you know and work backward. These simple forms are a good starting point. * Contact as many of your relatives as you can to find out what they know. Grandparents, uncles, aunts, etc., can be a wealth of information. Do keep very good notes, because once they are gone, you will not be able to ask those questions! * Don’t look just for birth and death certificates. Marriage licenses, census reports, cemetery records, etc., all can provide helpful information. * Check the library to see if it has a genealogy section. — Heloise P.S.: Even tape or video-record a brief conversation. It will be priceless later on. Broccoli bands Dear Heloise: I use those wide rubber bands that are found on broccoli to slip onto the caps of our prescription bottles — one color for mine, and a different for my husband’s. It’s easier to open the caps, and you can see at a glance which meds are for each person. — Faye B., Evart, Mich.


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DEAR ABBY: I’m writing to support “Feeling Coerced in San Diego” (Feb. 14), who is uncomfortable attending church with her husband. I understand her feelings because I, too, am an atheist in a relationship with a religious man. There is another option besides abstaining from church or attending only on major holidays, and that would be for “Coerced” and her husband to try a different church. One religion that embraces atheist church members is Unitarian Universalism. UU congregations are often made up of people from different backgrounds — Christian, Jewish, atheist and more. The focus of the sermons is on living a good life, treating other people and our planet with respect, and following one’s own path to spiritual enlightenment. It’s likely that “Coerced” and her husband could both feel at home in such a congregation. — CHELSEA IN WICHITA DEAR CHELSEA: Thank you for your suggestion — it’s one that was echoed by many other readers. I have mentioned the Unitarian Universalist denomination and its website ( before in my column. Readers’ comments were enlightening: DEAR ABBY: I, too, am in a “mixed marriage.” I’m religious and my husband is an atheist. We agree to disagree on the matter. Religion (or lack of it) is a very per-

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