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Friday-Saturday, MAY 2-3 Soldotna-Kenai, Alaska

Vol. 44, Issue 182

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Borough assembly considers compensation By KAYLEE OSOWSKI Peninsula Clarion

The debate may be dead — for now. At its previous two meetings, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has debated compensation for its members. While the assembly voted down any change to current compensation levels at its April 15 meeting in Seward, assembly member Brent Johnson gave notice of wanting to reconsider the vote before adjournment. However, he said in a Clar-

of a way to save that $25 that we cut off of the Internet fee,” Current benefits Johnson said. … “I put in the n Monthly allowance of $400 for members and $500 notice of reconsideration so I for the president; could have a little bit of time n Mileage based on the current Internal Revenue to see if I could think of a way Service rate. to make that all happen. So n Vehicle allowance of $150 or $250 for members unless somebody says somerepresenting the South and East Kenai Peninsula and thing at the meeting that is Homer. going to spark so interest, I n Monthly Internet allowance of $25 probably will not pursue this n Portable computer device and; anymore at this time.” n Health and life insurance at the same level as Johnson introduced an orborough department heads. dinance to cut some benefits members receive and increase monthly allowances at a previous assembly meeting. ion interview Thursday that assembly meeting. While Johnson doesn’t he will probably not move for “In the notice of reconsidreconsideration at Tuesday’s eration I was trying to think think members are overcom-

In the news NTSB seeks Alaska air operators review


ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Two fatal crashes of Alaska commuter aircraft and five other accidents or incidents have led the National Transportation Safety Board to recommend a comprehensive safety audit of the company that provides most commuter air service within the state. The NTSB announced Thursday an “urgent safety recommendation” that the Federal Aviation Administration review of the businesses operating under HoTH Inc. to check for regulatory compliance and operational safety. HoTH is the parent company of Hageland Aviation, Frontier Flying Service and Era Aviation doing business as Ravn Alaska, Ravn Connect and Corvus Airlines. In a statement, Ravn Alaska President and CEO Bob Hajdukovich said safety is the company’s top priority. Alaskan-owned HoTH Inc., he said, understands the responsibility of providing safe and essential air transportation services. “Hearts ache across our whole family of companies due to the recent tragedies,” he said. Alaskans are challenged by the weather, environment and lack of basic infrastructure and resources that the rest of the country enjoys, he said. ­— DAN JOLING, Associated Press

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pensated, he also doesn’t think the borough can continue to afford to offer healthcare to assembly members. He said it costs the borough $18,600 per year per assembly member for insurance, which he didn’t have prior to being elected. Johnson does estimate, however, that he likely loses money serving on assembly. Assembly member Charlie Pierce said when the hours spent answering phone calls, researching, staying current on issues and traveling are added together, he doesn’t think anybody can break even based current compensation levels. Pierce said when he travels for borough business, he takes personal leave from his job and the allowance for assembly members doesn’t come close to reimbursing him. Assembly member Bill Smith, who introduced a substitute ordinance to increase members’ monthly allowances effective in October 2016, said he also possibly loses income based on the same concept. “My viewpoint was that the income that I don’t receive because of the time that I take off is roughly equivalent or more that I lose than I get in compensation,” Smith said. Assembly member Sue McClure who represents the east peninsula and is a retired schoolteacher, said she estimates she makes money by serving on the assembly. See KPB, page A-13

Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion

Over 40 community members, HEA employees and industry workers turned out for the dedication of the new Nikiski Combined Cycle Facility, Thursday, in Nikiski.

Powering up maze of whirring turbines and endless pipes crisscrossing within the new Nikiski Com“It’s humming!” Rick bined Cycle facility, where the Roeske, shouted over the deep majority of the Kenai Peninvibrations emitting from the sula’s power is now produced. By KELLY SULLIVAN Peninsula Clarion

The facility is considered the cornerstone of Homer Electric Association’s Independent Light program, which provides locally produced power the Kenai Peninsula. Homer Electric Association’s Larry Jorgenson led Roeske, Executive Director of the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District, and a

handful of people through one of the first guided public tours of the facility since it went online on January 1. More than forty community and industry members, and plant employees attended the dedication ceremony and subsequent tours, Thursday in Nikiski. See HEA, page A-13

incidents recorded by the Department of Forestry, bringing the total to 15 wildland fires on the Kenai Peninsula this year. Darren Finley, fire prevention officer from the DepartSee FIRE, page A-14

See IHS, page A-14

By RASHAH McCHESNEY Peninsula Clarion

See FEES, page A-14

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Smoke and steam obscure firefighters as they work to extinguish a fire that consumed two homes Dec. 20, 2012 in Soldotna, Alaska. A drier than average April has raised the potential for wildfires and emergency personnel have been at-the-ready statewide. By DAN BALMER Peninsula Clarion

A drier than average April has elevated the potential for wildfires and Department of Forestry services across the

state remain at the ready. Firefighters from Kachemak Emergency Services contained a half-acre grass fire off of East End Road 13 miles outside of Homer Wednesday. The fire was one of three minor wildfire C



The Indian Health Service announced May 1 that it has settled additional contract support cost claims with Alaska providers, but an unknown number are still in limbo. IHS Acting Director Yvette Roubideaux sent a letter to Sen. Mark Begich May 1 informing him that additional Alaska claims have been settled. The Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, Mount Sanford Tribal Consortium, Norton Sound Health Corp. and Metlakatla Indian Community received a combined $15.6 million for work done previously for which they were underpaid, bringing the total for the Alaska settlements so far to $209 million. Contract support costs are what Tribal organizations pay to manage Tribal health programs. In 2012, the Supreme Court said that Tribes should be fully compensated for the cost of delivering federal trust responsibilities, such as health care. Now, the IHS is working to repay those groups for prior years when they were not reimbursed for their full costs, and last week, the IHS announced more than $193 million in settlements to six Alaska Tribal health providers.

Fees for Dry weather elevates fire danger State cabins raised Most of the popular destinations have already been reserved, but campers will soon see a fee increase for the publicuse cabins maintained by Alaska State Parks. The increase, between $5 and $10 per night, depending on the cabin, will go into effect May 15 — though prior reservations made for the cabins will not be changed. Claire LeClaire, deputy director of the division of parks and outdoor recreation, many of the more popular of the state’s 66 cabins have been booked

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24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. 0.00" Month to date ........................... 0.00" Normal month to date ............. 0.02" Year to date .............................. 2.91" Normal year to date ................. 3.09" Record today ................. 0.55" (1965) Record for May ............. 2.77" (1966) Record for year ............ 27.09" (1963)

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Valdez Kenai/ 61/38 Soldotna Homer

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Stall in market after gains NEW YORK (AP) — Encouraging news on the U.S. economy wasn’t enough to give the stock market its fourth straight day of gains. The market remains close to its all-time highs, but for now investors, uncertain about which way the economy is headed, appear reluctant to push stocks higher. “The data was good, but not robust enough to completely eliminate doubts over whether the first quarter was entirely weather-related,” said Anthony Valeri, an investment strategist. for LPL Financial.

Oil Prices Wednesday’s prices North Slope crude: $105.81, down from $107.10 on Tuesday West Texas Int.: $99.74, down from $101.28 on Tuesday

Thursday Prices Company Final Change Agrium Inc............... 95.54 -0.53 Alaska Air Group...... 95.98 +1.90 ACS...........................1.95 +0.06 Apache Corp............87.04 +0.24 AT&T........................ 35.38 -0.12 Baker Hughes.......... 69.14 -0.61 BP ........................... 50.40 -0.22 Chevron.................. 124.94 -0.58 ConocoPhillips......... 75.03 +0.72 ExxonMobil..............101.41 -1.00 1st Natl. Bank AK... 1,745.00 +0.00 GCI.......................... 10.60 +0.16 Halliburton............... 62.91 -0.16 Harley-Davidson...... 72.99 -0.95 Home Depot............ 79.33 -0.18 McDonald’s............. 100.96 -0.42 Safeway................... 34.21 +0.15 Schlumberger......... 100.80 -0.75 Tesoro.......................57.06 +0.77 Walmart................... 79.70 -0.01 Wells Fargo.............. 46.94 +0.00 Gold closed............ 1285.04 -6.51 Silver closed............ 19.05 -0.15 Dow Jones avg..... 16,558.81 -0.13% NASDAQ................ 4,127.45 +12.90 S&P 500................1,883.68 -0.27 Stock prices provided by the Kenai Peninsula Edward Jones offices. C M


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Peninsula Clarion, Friday, May 2, 2014

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. 9:45 a.m. • TOPS #AK 196 meets at The Grace Lutheran Church, in Soldotna. Call Dorothy at 262-1303. Noon • Alcoholics Anonymous recovery group at 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Suite 71 in the old Carrs Mall in Kenai. Call 262-1917. 12:30 p.m. • Well Elders Live Longer exercise (W.E.L.L.) will meet at the Nikiski Senior Center. Call instructor Mary Olson at 907-7763745. 8 p.m. • Narcotics Anonymous Support Group “It Works” at URS Club, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Unit 71, Kenai. • AA 12 by 12 at the United Methodist Church, 607 Frontage Road, Kenai. • Twin City Al-Anon Family group, United Methodist Church, 607 Frontage Road in Kenai. Call 907-953-4655. Saturday 8 a.m. • Alcoholics Anonymous As Bill Sees It Group, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway Unit 71 (Old Carrs Mall). Call 398-9440. 9 a.m. • Al-Anon book study, Central Peninsula Hospital’s Augustine Room, Soldotna. Call 907-953-4655. 10 a.m. • Narcotics Anonymous PJ Meeting, URS Club, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Unit 71, Kenai. 7 p.m. • Narcotics Anonymous support group “Dopeless Hope Fiends,” URS Club, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Unit 71, Kenai. 8 p.m. • AA North Roaders Group at North Star Methodist Church, Mile 25.5 Kenai Spur Highway. Call 242-9477. The Community Calendar lists recurring events and meetings of local organizations.To have your event listed, email organization name, day or days of meeting, time of meeting, place, and a contact phone number to

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 spaceavailable basis, prioritized by dates of local services. For more information, call the Clarion at 907-283-7551.

Around the Peninsula National infant immunization week under way Kenai public health is offering free immunizations for all ages though Saturday specifially targeting children from birth to the age of 4. Uninsured or underinsured people qualify. Nation infant immunization week runs from April 27 to May 3 to cover those at high risk. The goal of immunization week is to strengthen the herd immunity and prevent exposure to measles, pertussis and chicken pox. For anyone unable to get in this week call Charlie Barrows, Kenai Public Health nurse manager at 335-3400 to make arrangements for free immunizations next week.

Roller derby team to host carnival A carnival for kids will be held at the Kenai Elks Lodge from noon to 5 p.m. on May 18. The event will feature a petting zoo, raffle, pie toss, arts and crafts, games for kids of all ages, face painting, and more. Tickets are 25 cents a piece, or purchase 5 tickets for $1. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a local non-profit. Come on down to have some family fun and support your local women’s flat track roller derby team.

Caregiver Support to discuss blood pressure A Caregiver Support meeting Tuesday at the Sterling Senior Center from 1:00-2:00 p.m. will cover the topic: “Using Your Home Blood Pressure Cuff.” For more information call Shelley at 907-262-1280.

Cardiac support group examines nutrition The Cardiac Support Group will meet in the Redoubt Room at Central Peninsula Hospital Monday from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Steve Lokken, a Nutritionist with CPH, will be our guest speaker. For more information call Jeanette Rodgers at 2625547 or 252-1018.

Southern Peninsula ABATE plans events


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Trap, skeet shooting clinics planned Beginners can learn how shoot the games of Trap and Skeet at clinics held on the first Sunday of the month in May and June at the Snowshoe Gun Club from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Clinics will introduce gun safety, gun fit and handling, explain the games of Trap and Skeet and then shoot a round of each. This is a good way for new shooters to learn and get comfortable on the fields. For more information call Alice Kerkvliet at 398-3693.

Kids water safety event Safe kids Kenai Peninsula water safety event on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Skyview High School. The event is for children ages 4-14 (Parents/Caregivers must attend with children) must bring a swimsuit and towel. Event will rotate through dry-land and water safety stations. Allow approximately 1 to 2 hours to complete stations. May purchase a proper fitting mustang lifejacket for your child upon completion $15. Contact or Jane at 714-4539.

Fry Bread Friday returns Fry Bread sales return today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fort Kenay in Old Town Kenai. In addition to Fry Bread, we also have cinnamon rolls, Russian tea cakes, fudge, whole wheat bread, and two kinds of baked piroshki meat, sausage, sour cream and salmon, dill and sour cream. Fry bread and cinnamon rolls cost $3 each or two for $5 and meat or salmon piroshki is $3 each. All proceeds to benefit the Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church and National Historic Landmark. To preorder call 690-0136.

Totem Tracers present ‘Your Family Tree — Getting Started’ Kenai Totem Tracers Genealogical Society will present “Your Family Tree — Getting Started” at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3 in the meeting room at the Kenai Community Library, 163 Main Street Loop. Presenters Kari Mohn and Loretta Mattson will give instruction on how to use pedigree charts and family group sheets to begin tracing your family tree. The group will be exposed to Internet research through and Find a Grave and two genealogy software programs. Tips on finding living relatives will be shared. Participants should bring a writing implement and whatever information they have on their family.

In recognition of Motorcycle Awareness Month, Southern Peninsula ABATE is planning two events. A bike blessing will take place Sunday, May 4 at 10 a.m. at the Nikiski Nazarene Church, Mile 18 of the Kenai Spur Highway. The blessing is open to all. There will be a recognition by the borough assembly of Motorcycle Awareness Month on Tuesday, May 6 at 6 p.m. at the borough building on Binkley Street in Soldotna. ABATE would like to remind drivers that with spring arriving, motorcycles will be on the roads, so take a second look, Submit community announcements to news@peninsulaclaruse turn signals and avoid distractions while driving, such as

Redistricting plaintiffs seek more than $450,000 JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Fairbanks-area plaintiffs in the long-running court fight over Alaska’s redistricting plan are seeking more than $450,000 in legal fees. Superior Court Judge Michael McConahy last month found George Riley and Ronald Dearborn to be the prevailing

litigants in the lawsuit against the Alaska Redistricting Board from the filing of the original complaint in 2011 until July 14, 2013. He found the board to be the prevailing party on litiga-



tion after that date. the parties were arguing over Attorneys for the men have who should be considered the asked for more than $437,000 prevailing party. in legal fees in line with the ruling. But they also have requested a partial reconsideration of McConahy’s decision, in seeking more than $19,000 in fees associated with the period in which

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Free speech is not free from consequences We’ve heard, and read, a lot of talk

around the central Kenai Peninsula communities on Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling and his lifetime ban from the NBA. Sterling said some racist things, on tape, to his girlfriend and the fallout resulted in the NBA banning him from league activities for life, slapping him with a $2.5 million fine and attempting to force the sale of the team. People seemed to have moved on from the content of his racist comments and into the realm of debating whether he had the right to say it in the first place. Some seem to believe that his speech should somehow be protected because of his constitutional rights — namely free speech and an implied “right to privacy.” As we often get similar complaints about violations of free speech when we refuse to publish certain letters to the editor or when we delete comments that violate the terms of service of our website — we thought we’d clear a few things up about what the freedom of speech does and does not do. As for a right to privacy? We can’t help you with that — it’s not in the Constitution at all and implied rights don’t carry the same weight as what’s written in the document. The First Amendment to the Constitution, part of the Bill of Rights, prohibits the “making of any law ... abridging the freedom of speech” of U.S. citizens. That means that the government can’t arrest you for the things that you say and they can’t make laws that would stop you from saying them. It’s not a blanket protection; if you incite a riot, lie in court, use certain obscenities or make a porn with children in it, you’ll probably find yourself in a fair bit of legal trouble. But, in general, you can say what you want to say, when you want to say it, and the government cannot interfere. It’s an ingenious bit of writing and we’re not just saying that because the amendment protects the press as well. We think that the ability of the populous to speak freely is one reason the United States has maintained a representative democracy and we’re proud to live in a place that enables us to give whistleblowers a platform without fear of government retribution. The downside of protection for all is that sometimes you have to hear someone’s vile opinion in addition to all of the awesome protected opinions you like to hear. But, as is the case with Sterling’s racist rant, freedom of speech does not mean that everyone else has to continue listen to something they don’t like. It doesn’t shield the speaker from criticism and it won’t prevent the consequences that come from Sterling saying something that his friends, neighbors, employees, advertisers, league fans and the American public might not want to hear. If you say something inflammatory and you’re yelled at, kicked off of a website, escorted out of a restaurant or banned from attending professional basketball games for the rest of your life — those people who think you’re a jerk don’t have to support your speech and they certainly don’t have to be associated with you. In the case of Sterling, whose comments may have been obtained by a person who was deliberately setting him up, there is no protection written into this country’s Constitution that will compel the advertisers, fans and basketball players to work with or for a bigoted league owner — regardless of how they were informed of his opinions. It doesn’t matter if he made the statements in his own home or shouted them from the Jumbotron at the Staples Center, Sterling said something stupid and it was broadcast and shared and re-broadcast all over the planet. If you’re racist, sexist, classist or any other kind of “ist” that has been rejected in the court of popular opinion, but you feel comfortable speaking about your views in private — remember that privacy isn’t a right that’s guaranteed in the Constitution either, and you may have to face the consequences of sharing your unpopular opinion.

Letters to the Editor Musical worth the price of admission For those of you looking for a fun evening I highly suggest seeing the Nikiski High School production of “Hello Dolly.” Joe Rizzo and his students along with all the wonderful helpers have put together this entertaining evening of music. It is always a joy to see their plays with all the talented singers and actors. Jerry Nelson Soldotna

Youth fortunate to have supportive community We live in an amazingly generous community. Hopefully you took the time to read through the long, long list of donors and volunteers, in the Clarion’s April 20 edition. Everyone listed helped make the Soldotna High School After Prom party a success. Thanks to the cash and other donated items made by numerous local businesses and parents, students who attended the party won many incredible prizes. Special thanks goes to Brian and Crystal Walden with SLP and Monica Adams at Central Peninsula Community Health Center for their large cash donations. There were over 80 additional business donors and over 30 parents (listed in the Clarion) who donated prizes, time, money and food. Each of you are very much appreciated. The party could never have happened had it not been for people like Tammy North, Dane and Christina Dahlgren, Mike and Bekki Hatten, Tammy Glaves, Michelle Parks, Lori Weeks, Monica English, Soldotna Middle School administration and custodial crew, Matt Fischer, Soldotna High School office staff and administration, and especially Ms. Meggean Bos at Soldotna High School. The youth in our community are so fortunate to have the support of many wonderful businesses and parents. Thank you for your continued support of our youth. The Parents of Juniors After Prom Party Committee

Tustumena fifth-graders make the D.A.R.E. pledge On April 17, Tustumena Elementary fifth-graders from Mr. Mill’s class successfully completed the D.A.R.E. program. Each of the graduates completed an essay explaining what they learned about D.A.R.E. and how to make good life decisions, including resisting drugs and alcohol. The Soldotna Elks were kind enough to once again provide valuable funding to purchase D.A.R.E. program supplies. We really couldn’t continue providing this worthwhile instruction without their assistance. Rocky’s Café in Kasilof provided some really great pizza as a bonus to the graduates. I would encourage the community to patronize their business and thank them as I do for contributing to their community and caring about our children. I would also like to thank the principal and staff at Tustumena Elementary for giving me the opportunity to present the D.A.R.E. program. Trooper E. R. Hunter, AST Soldotna E Detachment

Flowers brighten day for Soldotna seniors Soldotna Senior Center would like to thank the Soldotna Rotary Club for their generous donation of beautiful roses that was given to area seniors and was so appreciated. Thank you again or your wonderful donation, it is truly appreciated. Morris M. Breed President

Nikiski fifth-grader’s become D.A.R.E. graduates On April 10, Nikiski North Star Elementary fifth-graders from Ms. Matson’s, Mr. Floyd’s, and Ms. Barnes’ classes successfully completed the D.A.R.E. program. These students joined the many other students who promised to resist drugs and alcohol, as well as make good life decisions. The commitment shown by these children

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is something to be proud of. I would like thank the principal and staff at Nikiski North Star Elementary for allowing the time to present the D.A.R.E. program. This worthwhile instruction would not be possible without the continued financial support from the Kenai Elks. Year after year, without hesitation this amazing organization provides the funding necessary to purchase D.A.R.E. program supplies. I sincerely appreciate their help! Trooper E. R. Hunter, AST Soldotna E Detachment

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Alaska RNC co-chair: Excitement within party By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press

JUNEAU — The co-chair of the Republican National Committee said Thursday that there is an excitement within the party to reclaim the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Mark Begich. Sharon Day was in Juneau to address the state GOP convention. In an interview late Thursday afternoon, Day said the enthu-

siasm has been rewarding. She said she has not sensed any divisiveness within the party and believes the GOP is united in wanting to oust Begich and to see that Republican Gov. Sean Parnell is re-elected. Republicans see Alaska as key to their efforts to wrest back control of the U.S. Senate. The Republican National Committee has said it is planning to invest an unprecedented level of resources in the state as part of that goal, including with

field staff and offices aimed at building up the ground game. A packed crowd filled a convention hall room at a downtown Juneau hotel Thursday night to hear Day, including several state legislators and Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell, who is among the high-profile Republicans seeking the party’s nomination for U.S. Senate. The others are former state Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan and Joe Miller, the 2010 GOP Senate nominee in

the race eventually won in a write-in campaign by Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski. The Anchorage Daily News reported that many Ron Paul supporters plan to skip the convention after two of their members were elected in 2012 and later removed from leadership posts. The party’s current chair, Peter Goldberg, said in any party there will be some fracture. But he said the voices of all Republicans are important to him and welcome in the GOP.

Senators push for Tongass timber cutting By MATT WOOLBRIGHT JUNEAU EMPIRE

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski grilled the head of the U.S. Forest Service during a congressional hearing Wednesday over the slow pace of timber production in the Tongass National Forest. Murkowski, R-Alaska, said chief Tom Tidwell’s appearance before the Senate Appropriations Interior and Environment Subcommittee was like “Groundhog Day.” “Because every year you commit to working with me to improve the timber sale program and permitting for other multiple-use activities on the Tongass National Forest, and

the next year we find ourselves having the same conversation about why things have not improved,” Murkowski told Tidwell. Forest Service Region 10 — Southeast Alaska — was the worst-preforming region last year when the harvest failed to even reach one-fifth of federal goals. A land management plan for the region projected in 2008 that production would be around 267 million board feet, but since then the total has been around 35 million board feet, according to a press release from Murkowski. “A harvest of 35 million board feet annually is unacceptable,” Murkowski said. “De-

spite repeated pledges from the Forest Service to increase timber harvest levels, we continue to see a steady march toward losing what remains of the timber industry in Southeast.” She added that the stalled production is costing Southeast in terms of lost jobs potential. U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, DAlaska, also criticized the Forest Service’s policies and process for slowing development in Southeast’s timber industry. Specifically, Begich focused his attention on delays affecting a 6,000-acre timber sale on Prince of Wales Island known as the Big Thorne sale. “I am concerned that, without the sale being finalized in

the very near future, there will not be a sufficient volume of timber available for existing mills by the end of this year. This will harm the Southeast Alaska economy and put an additional burden on Alaska families,” Begich said. “It is time to get off the dime and make a decision on the Big Thorne timber sale.” The issue has been stalled since at least July when the Forest Service completed a Record of Decision for the sale. “The economy of Southeast and the livelihood of many depend on carefully planned harvests,” Begich added. “The timing is critical, and there is no reason for further delay.”

Gasoline production ends at North Pole refinery FAIRBANKS (AP) — Gasoline production has ended at the North Pole Refinery. Flint Hills Resources spokesman Jeff Cook said Thursday gasoline production ended at 12:01 a.m. The move is the first step to-

ward a shutdown of the entire refinery, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. Flint Hills announced in February that it would close the facility because of the high costs of doing business in Alaska and its ongoing obligations from a

chemical spill that has affected local water supplies. The company said 81 of the refinery’s 126 jobs would be lost. Company spokesman Jeff Cook said Wednesday that the refinery would shut down its extraction unit at 12:01 a.m.

Thursday, ending gas production. The production of jet fuel and heating fuel will end May 24, a week ahead of the refinery’s initial shutdown schedule, Cook said. Closure of the plant is months away, however.


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Around Alaska Juneau senator says GOP majority may not survive JUNEAU — One Juneau lawmaker says the current leadership in the Alaska state Senate may not survive. Sen. Dennis Egan tells KTOO that Senate members may try to form a bipartisan majority caucus next year. Republican victories in the 2012 election helped dismantle a bipartisan coalition that had ruled the Senate since 2007. However, Egan says he believes there was a lot of dissatisfaction with how things were run this year. Lawmakers failed to get their work done within the scheduled 90 days. They had to stay in session an extra five days to work out a compromise on Gov. Sean Parnell’s education bill, despite Republicans controlling both the House and the Senate. Egan joined fellow Democrat Donny Olson of Golovin to caucus with 13 Republicans in the majority this year.

Nearly 13,000 Alaskans sign up for insurance ANCHORAGE — The number of Alaskans who signed up for a health insurance plan using the Affordable Care Act’s health care marketplace fell short of the government’s initial goal for the first year. Numbers released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services show that nearly 13,000 Alaskans had signed up for coverage. Federal officials had originally targeted 16,000 Alaskans for enrollment, a goal set before the rocky launch of the online exchange. The government reported in mid-March that 6,600 Alaskans had signed up, a number which nearly doubled in the last days before the March 31 deadline. In Alaska, 88 percent of those who selected plans received federal help paying premiums. Forty-six percent of enrollees are between 45 and 64 years old.

Group wants to stem Anchorage feral cat population ANCHORAGE — A nonprofit animal group is campaigning to lower the number of feral cats in Anchorage by catching them, spaying or neutering them, then returning them to the streets. KTUU says the group behind the effort is called Mojo’s Help, which was co-founded by Shannon Basner. The group typically helps special-needs pets like her dog Mojo, which used a wheelchair. Basner says feral cats also are special-needs animals because of their avoidance of human interaction. Her group is seeking to have a city law changed to allow spaying and neutering of feral cats. The Anchorage Animal Control Board has heard the group’s idea, but hasn’t taken a stance on the issue. — The Associated Press




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Nation Jail explosion kills 2, 184 injured

Around the World General says forces ‘should gave tried’ to help in Benghazi, drawing rebuke


WASHINGTON — A retired U.S. general came under sharp criticism from a Republican committee chairman on Thursday after testifying that the Obama administration reacted weakly to the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya. Retired Brig. Gen. Robert Lovell, the star witness at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, testified that U.S. forces “should have tried” to get to the outpost in time to help save the lives of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. He blamed the State Department for not making stronger requests for action. A few hours later, the powerful chairman of the Armed Services panel, Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif., challenged the testimony of Lovell, who was in U.S. Africa Command’s headquarters in Germany monitoring the attack. The general “did not serve in a capacity that gave him reliable insight into operational options available to commanders during the attack, nor did he offer specific courses of action not taken,” McKeon said. The disagreement muddied a Republican attempt to raise fresh questions about the Obama administration’s handling of the Sept. 11, 2012, assault by armed militants. The GOP has accused the administration of downplaying a terrorist attack just weeks before the election.

PENSACOLA, Fla. — The jail already had two feet of water in the basement from the record-setting rains when an apparent gas explosion leveled the inside of the building, killing two inmates and injuring more than 180 other people, officials said Thursday. In the rubble and chaos, inmates were trapped and had to be rescued. Others were treated for their injuries in the parking lot. In all, 600 inmates rushed out of the jail. The injured were taken by bus to hospitals while the others were sent to nearby jails. Authorities lost track of three inmates in the confusion, but by late afternoon, they were confident everyone was accounted for. Inmate Monique Barnes told The Associated Press by telephone that she was knocked off her fourth-floor bunk. “The explosion shook us so hard it was like we were in an earthquake,” Barnes said. “It was like a movie, a horrible, horrible movie.” Pieces of glass, brick and inmates’ flip-flops were strewn about on the ground outside the jail. The front of the building appeared bowed, with cracks throughout. Barnes, who spoke to AP after she was taken to another jail, said she and other inmates complained of smelling gas ahead of the blast, and some reported headaches. County spokesman Bill Pearson said they didn’t receive any 911 calls about gas nor did they have any reports of an odor. Investigators said it could take days to determine what caused the explosion. They were having a hard time getting to the epicenter in the back of the building because there was so much damage. Joseph Steadman, the head of the state fire and arson bureau, described it as a “collapse

Sex assaults on campus: 55 colleges face investigations over handling of complaints WASHINGTON — From huge state universities to small colleges and the Ivy League, 55 schools across America are facing federal investigation for the way they handle sexual abuse allegations by their students. For the first time, the Education Department revealed its list of colleges under investigation on Thursday — though no details of the complaints — as the Obama administration sought to bring more openness to the issue of sexual violence on and around the nation’s campuses. The schools range from public universities, including Ohio State, the University of California, Berkeley and Arizona State, to private schools including Knox College in Illinois, Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and Catholic University of America in the District of Columbia. Ivy League schools including Harvard, Princeton and Dartmouth are also on the list. The government emphasized the list was about investigations of complaints, not judgments. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said there was “absolutely zero presumption” of guilt. Few details of individual cases are known, but some are. One, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, involves allegations of mishandling of a matter involving a football player. The investigation began after federal authorities received complaints related to the expulsion of Brendan Gibbons, a former placekicker.

Children of Belfast woman shot by IRA hope Sinn Fein chief charged with crime BELFAST, Northern Ireland — For decades, Helen McKendry has demanded that Sinn Fein chief Gerry Adams come clean about the Irish Republican Army’s abduction, slaying and secret burial of her mother in 1972, and his alleged role as the outlawed group’s Belfast leader who ordered the killing. As detectives interrogated Adams for a second day over the unsolved slaying of the 37-year-old widowed mother of 10, who was falsely branded a British spy, the daughter who led a campaign for the truth says she’s praying for a murder charge. “I’m hoping against hope that he doesn’t walk out free,” McKendry told The Associated Press. “Everybody, the dogs in the street, knew he was the top IRA man in Belfast at that time.” McKendry, alongside her husband Seamus, launched an often-lonely protest campaign in 1995 against Adams’ denial of IRA involvement in the slaying of Jean McConville. — The Associated Press



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Damage to the Escambia County Jail is seen after an explosion in the facility Thursday, in Pensacola, Fla. Two inmates were killed and more than 100 others were injured in the explosion according to an Escambia County spokeswoman.

of concrete floors between the basement and upper floors.” He said it was still too early to say if the weather had anything to do with it. Richard Long, a Coloradobased engineer who owns a construction consulting firm, said flooding could cause a gas leak by moving pipes around. The flooding occurred in the jail’s basement, where the kitchen and laundry were located. No inmates were housed there, officials said. More than 15 inches of rain fell on Pensacola on Tuesday, the rainiest single day since forecasters started keeping records in 1880. Neighborhoods were flooded and hundreds of people had to be rescued from homes and cars. The jail was running on generator power after the flooding. Barnes, the inmate, said the toilets weren’t working, so inmates had to use plastic trash bags. Pearson said 184 people were

taken to hospitals and only two inmates and one corrections officer were still there Thursday afternoon. He wouldn’t describe the extent of their injuries, citing privacy laws. One female inmate went into labor during the explosion and later had a healthy baby, county spokeswoman Kathleen Castro said. About 200 men and 400 women were in the building. Barnes said during the evacuation, hundreds of inmates and corrections officers had to use one stairwell, “everyone pushing and bleeding.” The names of the inmates killed weren’t immediately released. “Every inmate is accounted for,” said Lumon May, chairman of the Escambia County board of commissioners. “Most important to us was the lives and safety of our inmates.” After the blast, a group of

relatives and attorneys for the inmates stood behind police tape that cordoned off the area, trying to figure out where loved ones had been taken. Many family members were upset because they said they were left in the dark. Defense attorney Gene Mitchell was reviewing dozens of text messages from clients’ relatives. “I have over 20 clients in there,” he said. “I’ve had dozens of calls. Every other call is a family member wanting to know what has happened to a loved one.” He said he hasn’t been able to get much information about the inmates. Castro said officials were having trouble notifying families because for hours it wasn’t safe to enter the jail to access computers and paper records. Later, officials promised better updates for families on the county’s website.









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Senators voice doubts on Asia trade deal By MATTHEW PENNINGTON Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Senators from both parties provided a reality check Thursday to the Obama administration’s optimism overs its trade agenda following some progress in key negotiations with Japan. The administration said last week it narrowed differences on access to Japan’s automobile and agriculture sectors, following President Barack Obama’s visit last week to Tokyo. The trade negotiations were a central issue in Obama’s visit, including in his lengthy discussions with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Progress on market access to cars and agricultural products are key to moving forward on a broader Pacific rim free trade pact. But Democratic lawmakers, including New York’s Sen. Charles Schumer, told the administration’s top trade official

Thursday that the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership won’t win congressional approval anyway, unless it also addresses alleged currency manipulation by Japan. Trade Representative Michael Froman conceded at a Senate Finance Committee hearing that currency issues have not been discussed yet in TPP talks. The committee’s top-ranking Republican, Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, questioned the president’s commitment to securing trade promotion authority. He said without it, the administration’s ambitious trade agenda “will almost certainly fail.” Hatch is a co-sponsor of legislation to renew the so-called “fast track” authority of the president to negotiate a trade deal that would only face an upor-down vote in Congress and would not be amended. Without that guarantee, it’s harder for the other countries involved

‘There’s further work to do certainly but we think there was enough progress to give further momentum to the TPP negotiations overall.’ — Trade Representative Michael Froman in the talks to make tough political decisions. “The political clock is ticking and it won’t be long before we lose the small window we have to pass significant trade legislation this year,” Hatch said at the hearing. The TPP agreement is a key component of Obama’s efforts to boost American exports to the growing economies of Asia, and assert U.S. influence in the region in the face of China’s ascendancy. But labor groups and lawmakers in Obama’s own Democratic Party oppose TPP, arguing it could leave U.S. workers

vulnerable to competition from countries with lower labor costs. Many liberal-leaning groups have blasted the proposed deal as a secret plan to censor the Internet, undermine environmental protections and grant more power to corporations The deadline for the pact, which would cut tariffs and other barriers to trade, has been pushed back. But Froman said the administration will work to conclude negotiations during 2014. The U.S. and Japan are by far the biggest players in the pact that would account for more than one-third of global trade.

Froman said while the recent talks with Japan didn’t result in an agreement between them, it was a “milestone” in tackling some sensitive market access issues. “There’s further work to do certainly but we think there was enough progress to give further momentum to the TPP negotiations overall,” he said. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., the new chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said the agreement needed “unprecedented transparency” to have any chance to succeed in Congress and gain support from the American people. “Americans expect to easily find online the information they want on key issues like trade. Yet too often, there is trade secrecy instead of trade transparency,” Wyden said, noting the presence of several protesters at Thursday’s hearing dressed in bright green T-shirts with the phrase “Release the text” on the front.

Wyden, who has pushed for more transparency in trade deals, asked Froman to commit to making the text of a proposed agreement available to the public before Obama signs it. Froman made no promises. Instead he told Wyden he would “look at what past practice is, and on a bipartisan, bicameral basis work with you and the rest of this committee to determine what the right timetables are.” Froman said his office has written blog posts and summaries that are available the public, and has even tweeted about ongoing negotiations. A senior Japanese official responsible for TPP negotiations said Thursday at a Washington think tank there was “light at the end of the tunnel” after the recent U.S.-Japan negotiations. But Yasutoshi Nishimura, senior vice minister of Japan’s Cabinet Office, added that the outstanding issues remained difficult.

White House calls for Congress to pass more privacy laws By EILEEN SULLIVAN and JULIE PACE Associated Press


WASHINGTON — The White House is asking Congress to pass new privacy laws that would add more safeguards for Americans’ data and provide more protections for emails sought in the course of a law enforcement investigation. The recommendations are among six offered by President Barack Obama’s counselor John Podesta in a report released Thursday. While large sets of data make Americans’ lives easier and can help save lives, the report noted, they also could be used to discriminate against Americans in areas such as housing and employment. “Big data” is everywhere. It allows mapping apps to ping cellphones anonymously and determine, in real time, what roads are the most congested. It enables intelligence agencies to amass large amounts of emails and phone records to help root out terrorists. And it could be used to target economically

vulnerable people. At Obama’s request, Podesta and the president’s top economic and science advisers conducted a 90-day review of how the government and private sector use large sets of data. While the recommendations are not binding, they do track with many of the president’s previous calls for addressing privacy issues. Obama has called for changes to some of the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs that amass large amounts of data belonging to Americans and foreigners. The technology that enabled the surveillance programs also enables other programs used by the government and the private sector, such as data on financial records, health care systems and social media. The White House separately has reviewed the NSA programs and proposed changes to rein in the massive collection of Americans’ phone records and emails. “The president, of course, recognized that big-data technologies had to be having an impact elsewhere in government — in the economy and in

society,” Podesta said Thursday. The report’s recommendations include passing more privacy laws, doing more to protect student and consumer data, ensuring data is not used for discriminatory purposes and giving non-U.S. citizens more privacy protections. They address the many angles of criticism levied at the Obama administration following the disclosures of former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden. Strengthening privacy for emails could provide more protections in the course of a law enforcement investigation. Under the current law, in many cases the government can access emails without getting a warrant from a judge. Many consider that 1986 law to be outdated, and the recommendation represents the first clear message from the Obama administration that it supports updating the electronic communications law. “We have artificial differences and archaic distinctions between email that’s left unread or periods of time that need to

be rectified,” Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said. As technology advanced, Americans’ physical property received more protections than electronic property. Privacy advocates have long called for emails to be treated the same as physical mail. If law enforcement wants access to someone’s physical mail, a warrant based on probable cause must be issued by a judge. However, if law enforcement wants access to emails, in many cases they can be obtained without a judge’s sign-off. “By recognizing that online and offline communications



should be treated the same, the report lays the groundwork for keeping everyone’s emails, texts and photos private and secure,” Calabrese said. Even after the Snowden revelations, there’s little indication that the climate for taking up privacy legislation has shifted on Capitol Hill in an election year. Similarly, laws that protect against discrimination have not kept up with the technological advancements either. Civil rights leaders have raised concerns about the potential for employers who use data to map where job applicants live

will then rate them based on the time it would take to get to work, particularly in low-paying service jobs. One company that describes itself as a leader in “big data workforce optimization,” discussed the commute scenario in a 2013 report. “The distance that employees live from work affects how long they choose to stay at a job,” according to a 2013 workforce performance report by Evolv, a San Francisco-based company. “Unsurprisingly, employees that live 0-5 miles from their place of work have the longest median tenure.”

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Explosion kills 9 in Nigerian capital, Abuja By BASHIR ADIGUN, and MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press

ABUJA, Nigeria — A car bomb exploded on a busy road in Nigeria’s capital late Thursday, killing at least nine people days before the city is to host a major international economic forum. The bomb exploded near a checkpoint across the road from a busy bus station where a massive explosion on April 14 killed at least 75 people. That blast was claimed by the Islamic extremist Boko Hararm terrorist network. Thursday’s bomb comes days before Abuja is to host the World Economic Forum on Africa, with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang as an honored guest. The government is deploying 6,000 police to protect the May 7-9 event, which attracts world leaders, policymakers, philanthropists and business leaders to discuss Africa’s economic growth prospects. Civil Defense Corps spokesman Emmanuel Okeh said rescuers with ambulances and fire engines rushed to the scene of the blast on May Day, a public holiday in the West African nation. Okeh said nine bodies were taken from the scene to the mortuary and 11 unconscious victims were being treated in hospitals. Witnesses said a car laden with explosives drove close to the checkpoint and a man jumped out and ran as it blew up. Lines of traffic are normal at the checkpoint where soldiers and police search vehicles since the bombing two weeks ago. The witnesses spoke on condition of anonymity because of fears for their safety. Two unexploded IEDs were found at the scene, according

to a security official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to reporters. Islamic militants in Nigeria often time secondary explosions to target rescuers and others drawn to a bombing. While there was no immediate claim for Thursday’s bombing, it bears all the hallmarks of Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is sinful.” The group wants to create an Islamic state in Nigeria, which it claims would halt crippling corruption that keeps 70 percent of the people in Africa’s richest nation impoverished. Hours after the April 14 car bombing, which wounded at least 141 people, Boko Haram militants kidnapped more than 250 teenage girls at a school in the remote northeast, which is their stronghold. About 50 of the girls escaped their captors, but 200 remain missing in a growing embarrassment for Nigeria’s government and military. The attacks have undermined government and military assurances that the Islamic extremists had been contained in a northeastern corner of the country. Every time the military trumpets a success against the militants, they step up the tempo and deadliness of attacks. More than 1,500 people have died in the Islamic uprising this year, compared to 3,600

between 2010 and 2013. President Goodluck Jonathan told a May Day rally in Abuja earlier Thursday that the perpetrators must be brought justice. “We shall triumph over all this evil that wants to debase our humanity or obstruct our progress as a nation,” he vowed. “Those who want to redefine our country to be seen as a country of chaos will never succeed.”

Last week, he assured the Chinese ambassador that the hundreds of delegates expected at the World Economic Forum on Africa “will not have a problem with security during the summit.” Abuja, in the heart of the country and far from Boko Haram’s northeastern stronghold, had remained relatively peaceful since a 2011 suicide car bombing of the local U.N. headquarters that killed 21 peo-

ple and wounded 60. Nigeria is Africa’s biggest oil producer and is the continent’s most populous nation. Its 170 million people are almost equally divided between Christians and Muslims. The uprising poses the greatest threat to Nigeria’s cohesion and security and imperils nearby countries where its fighters have gone to train. Fighters from Chad, Cameroon and Niger have been found among

extremists in Nigeria. In May 2013, Jonathan declared a state of emergency and deployed thousands of troops to the northeast after the extremists took control of entire towns and villages. Security forces quickly forced the insurgents out of urban areas but have been battling to dislodge them from hideouts in forests and mountain caves along the border with Cameroon and Chad.

S. Sudan killings show unbelievable cruelty By LARA JAKES AP National Security Writer

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Stopping short of describing deadly fighting in South Sudan as genocide, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday blasted the new nation’s ethnic and political leaders as creating the same kind of violence their people sought to escape when they voted three years ago to break away from Sudan. Kerry came to Africa in large part to broker an agreement among the African Union — and eastern Africa states in particular — to send peacekeepers to South Sudan as quickly as possible to stanch the brutal killings that have largely broken down along ethnic lines and threaten to throw the country into outright civil war. It’s estimated that thousands of people have been killed since the fighting began



nearly six months ago, and about 1 million others have fled their homes. But it remained unclear, despite Kerry’s lobbying, whether the AU would send enough troops to South Sudan to help United Nations forces quell the violence. He blamed the brutalities on a vicious rivalry between President Salva Kiir, an ethnic Dinka, and former Vice Presidentturned-rebel Riek Machar, a Nuer. The two ethnic tribes have feuded for generations. “Leadership is needed,” Kerry told reporters at a news conference Thursday in the Ethiopian capital. If the fighting continues to target civilians along ethnic and tribal lines, Kerry said, they “could really present a very serious challenge to the international community with respect to the question of genocide.”

“It is our hope that that could be avoided,” Kerry said. He said he also hoped that “in these next days, literally, we can move more rapidly to put people on the ground who can make a difference.” U.S. officials believe the AU is willing to deploy at least 5,000 troops to South Sudan. But that may not be enough to help create calm in the nation of 11 million people. By comparison, the U.N. has stationed nearly 14,000 peacekeeping troops and police officials in South Sudan in recent months. Uganda already has troops inside South Sudan in support of the Kiir government in Juba, but that has raised regional concerns since both sides of the conflict are accused of killing civilians. The U.S. has said it wants Uganda to withdraw from South Sudan.









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Putin wants troops out of Ukraine’s east region By PETER LEONARD Associated Press

DONETSK, Ukraine — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Ukraine should withdraw its military from the eastern and southern regions of the country, a statement that could bolster antigovernment insurgents who are seizing buildings. Hours later, Ukraine’s acting president ordered that the military draft be renewed, citing “threats of encroachment on the nation’s territorial integrity” and interference by Russia in its internal affairs. Moscow has consistently denounced Ukrainian security forces’ largely ineffectual operation against the eastern insurgents and warned they should not commit violence against civilians. In a telephone conversation with German Chancellor An-

gela Merkel, Putin said the removal of military units was the “main thing,” but it was unclear if that could be construed as an outright demand. Oleksandr Turchynov’s conscription order marked a turnaround for the country, which last year announced plans to end military conscription in favor of an all-volunteer force. His order did not specify where conscript-bolstered forces could be deployed. The renewal of military conscription affects only men 18 to 25 years old. Earlier in the week, the acting president said police and security forces had been effectively “helpless” against insurgents in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, the heart of the unrest, and that efforts should be focused on preventing the instability from spreading to other parts of the country. In the regional capital city of Donetsk, anti-government

demonstrators took over the regional prosecutor’s office Thursday. Several dozen riot police standing guard at the office fired stun grenades and tear gas when some at the front of the crowd of several hundred people attempted to force their way into the building. As the confrontation escalated, some in the crowd threw rocks and managed to wrest away shields from police. An Associated Press reporter saw a handful of officers being dragged away and beaten by members of the crowd. Hundreds of onlookers accompanying the protesters shouted slogans and hurled abuse. A car outside the building blared out patriotic World War II music. Inside, a passenger waved a flag bearing a doctored image of Soviet leader Josef Stalin in a black vest and holding a machine gun superimposed

with the words: “Death to Fascism.” Upon occupying the building, protesters discarded the Ukrainian flag and replaced it with that of the Donetsk People’s Republic — a movement that seeks either greater autonomy from the central government, or independence and possible annexation by Russia. Donetsk is the heartland of support for Russia-friendly former President Viktor Yanukovych, who was ousted in February after months of protests in the capital. Opponents of the government that succeeded him have seized buildings in about a dozen cities and towns in eastern Ukraine. Local news website Novosti Donbassa reported that earlier in the day around 30 armed men arrived in six cars in the town of Amvrosiivka, which lies close to the Russian border, and took over the city council and forced

Toronto Mayor Ford takes leave, heads to rehab center By ROB GILLIES Associated Press

TORONTO — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford began a leave of absence and headed for a rehab center Thursday, leaving his scandalized city in the dark about his political future after a report surfaced of a second video of him apparently smoking crack cocaine. Ford announced Wednesday that he would take leave for an unspecified amount of time from both his mayoral post and his re-election campaign, but he did not abandon his bid for a

second term as mayor of Canada’s second largest city. One of his campaign rivals and other Toronto politicians demanded he resign. Toronto police said they were looking into the new video, which was reported by the Globe and Mail newspaper. A day after announcing his decision, Ford boarded a plane for Chicago headed for a treatment program that will last at least 30 days, his lawyer Dennis Morris told The Associated Press. Morris declined to say if Chicago was his final destination. Ford’s family business,

Deco Labels and Tags, has a plant in the Chicago area and Rob’s brother Doug has a second home there. The mayor’s brother, Doug Ford, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. that Ford would enter a 30-day inpatient treatment at one of the best rehab facilities in North America but he declined to name the location. Morris said the 30 days could be extended. On Thursday morning, Ford left his west-end Toronto home in a two car-convoy without answering questions from reporters.




the mayor to resign. On Wednesday, insurgents took control of the customsservice building in Donetsk and city hall in Alchevsk, an industrial center of about 110,000 people, adding to the scores of buildings taken by the separatists over the past month in the east, where a dozen cities are now in the hands of the separatists. There has also been a spate of reported kidnappings of progovernment politicians. The Svodoba nationalist party said a local party branch leader in Kostiantynivka, 65 kilometers (40 miles) north of Donetsk, initially managed to fight off attackers at his home but was taken away as he was phoning for help. Turchynov has twice proclaimed “anti-terrorist” operations to regain control of the east, but to little effect. Unlike many recent seizures

of the government offices, the assault on the prosecutor’s office appeared to have been spearheaded by people armed with little more than sticks. However, at least one young man was seen with a handgun tucked into his trousers, and at least one firebomb was thrown at the building. The armed element of the insurgency is focused on Slovyansk, a city 110 kilometers (70 miles) north of Donetsk in which seven European observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe remain held by proRussia gunmen. Merkel on Thursday again called Putin and asked for his assistance in freeing the group, Merkel spokeswoman Christiane Wirtz said. Russia denies allegations from Kiev and the West that it is influencing or fomenting strife in eastern Ukraine.





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Court reports The following judgments were recently handed down in District Court in Kenai: n Nicholis Clark Sloan, 28, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, suspended, revoked or limited, committed April 19. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 80 days suspended, fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, had his license revoked for 90 days and placed on probation for two years. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n Anamilok Aurora Spickard, 28, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to licensee selling alcohol to a minor, committed March 21. She was fined $500 and a $50 court surcharge. n Julia Dawn Strouf, 22, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, suspended, revoked or limited, committed April 17. She was sentenced to 20 days in jail with 10 days suspended, fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, had her license revoked for 90 days and placed on probation for two years. n Colleen G. Stuller, 55, address unknown, pleaded guilty to driving while license revoked, committed Oct. 21, 2012. She was sentenced to 20 days in jail with 10 days suspended, may perform 80 hours of community work service in lieu of jail time, was fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, had her license revoked for 90 days and was placed on probation for one year. n Dylan C. Watkins, 19, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of first-degree criminal trespass, committed Feb. 26. He was sentenced to 200 days in jail with 190 days suspended, fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, ordered to stay off the premises of a Soldotna address, ordered to have no contact with two specifically named individuals and placed on probation for two years. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n Lloyd William Davis, Jr., 39, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed May 27, 2013. He was fined $500 with $250 suspended and a $50 court surcharge, forfeited items seized and placed on probation for three years. n Kinley Kent Frazier, 54, address unknown, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of third-degree theft, committed Nov. 24. Frazier was sentenced to 365 days in jail with 330 days suspended, fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with six specifically named individuals and placed on probation for three years. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n Josi Hudson, 66, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Nov. 2. She was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 87 days suspended, fined $3,000 with $1,500 suspended, a $75 court surcharge, $330 cost of imprisonment and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had her license revoked for 90 days and placed on probation for one year. n Reed Kaiser, 37, of Clam

Gulch, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release for a felony, committed Nov. 15. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined a $50 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n Reagan Elise King, 23, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to third-degree theft, committed July 21. She was sentenced to 120 days in jail with 110 days suspended, fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution and cost of appointed counsel, ordered to have no contact with any Home Depot and placed on probation for two years. n Sarah K. Kirk, 25, of Palmer, pleaded guilty to one count of driving under the influence and one count of driving while license cancelled, suspended, revoked or limited, committed Jan. 14. On the count of driving under the influence, she was sentenced to 360 days in jail with 330 days suspended, fined $4,000 with $1,000 suspended, a $75 court surcharge, $1,467 cost of imprisonment and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had her license revoked for one year, ordered ignition interlock for 12 months and placed on probation for three years. On the count of driving while license cancelled, suspended, revoked or limited, she was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 80 days suspended, fined a $50 court surcharge, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had her license revoked for 90 days and placed on probation for three years. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n Nathan S. Larson, 22, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to one count of driving under the influence and one count of driving while license revoked, committed Sept. 28. On count one, he was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 160 days suspended, fined $4,000 with $1,000 suspended, a $75 court surcharge, $1,467 cost of imprisonment and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had his license revoked for one year, ordered ignition interlock for 12 months, ordered not to consume alcohol, forfeited weapon seized and placed on probation for three years. On count two, he was sentenced to 20 days in jail with 10 days suspended, may perform 80 hours of community work service in lieu of jail time, was fined a $50 court surcharge, had his license

revoked for 90 days and was placed on probation for one year. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n Clayton R. Nelson, 20, of Anchor Point, pleaded guilty to no motor vehicle liability insurance, committed March 29. He was fined $500 and a $50 court surcharge. n Si Cha Sin, 58, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to licensee furnishing/delivering alcohol to a minor, committed March 22. Sin was fined $1,000 and a $50 court surcharge. n Guywayne Mitchell Walter, 43, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, suspended, revoked or limited, committed March 26. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail with 20 days suspended, fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, had his license revoked for 90 days and placed on probation for two years. n Kristopher James Bayes, 22, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault recklessly injuring, committed Dec. 18. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 150 days suspended, fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete an anger management program, ordered to have no contact with victim unless written permission is filed with the court, may have telephonic contact if initiated by victim, and was placed on probation for two years. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n John M. Howarth, 60, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Oct. 26. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail



with 87 days suspended, fined $2,000 with $500 suspended, a $75 court surcharge, $330 cost of imprisonment and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had his license revoked for 90 days, ordered ignition interlock for six months and placed on probation for one year. The following dismissals were recently handed down in District Court in Kenai: n Charges of one count of violating condition of release and one count of false information or report against Rene L. Baker, 25, of Sterling, were dismissed. Date of the charges was March 12. n A charge of driving while license cancelled, suspended, revoked or limited against Jesus Carrasco, 22, of Soldotna, was dismissed. Date of the charge was April 10. n A charge against Jacob M. Cole, 27, address unknown, of fourth-degree assault was dismissed. Date of the charge was Oct. 27. n A charge of violating a protective order against Dennis P. Niblack, 58, of Kenai, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Aug. 10. n Charges of two counts of fifth-degree misconduct involving weapons against Lauren Alana Snelling, 27, of Anchorage, were dismissed. Date of the charges was March 16. n A charge of violating a protective order against Ezekiel J. Daman, 23, of Kasilof, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Oct. 28. n A charge of no motor vehicle liability insurance

against Heather S. Farrell, 23, of Kenai, was dismissed. Date of the charge was March. 27. n A charge against John Daniel Love, 26, of Kenai, of fourth-degree assault reckless injury, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Feb. 3. n A charge of no motor vehicle liability insurance against Jeffery D. Melvin, 21, of Soldotna, was dismissed. Date of the charge was March 3. n A charge of sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance against Shaun R. Nichols, 46, of Soldotna, was dismissed. Date of the charge was March 1. The following judgments were recently handed down in Superior Court in Kenai: n Lindsay B. Gomez, 31, address unknown, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Aug. 30. Gomez was sentenced to 12 months in prison, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $100 jail surcharge and forfeited all items seized. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n Hunter Williams, 20, address unknown, pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Jan. 1. He was sentenced to 24 months in prison with 22 months suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, forfeited all items seized except personal items, ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to consume alcohol to excess after reaching lawful age, not to

use or possess any illegal controlled substances, including marijuana or synthetic drugs, not to reside where alcoholic beverages are present, not to possess, apply for or obtain a medical marijuana card or act as a care giver while under supervision, to complete a substance abuse evaluation and comply with treatment recommendations and was placed on probation for three years. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Police reports Alaska State Troopers n On April 25 at 10:33 a.m. an Alaska State Trooper was driving on the Sterling Highway in Soldotna and observed a male driving a 1993 Jeep Cherokee, also on the Sterling Highway, who was known to have an arrest warrant and to not have a valid driver’s license. The vehicle turned into a business, and two males left the vehicle on foot across the parking lot. The trooper contacted both males in the parking lot. The driver was identified as Kenneth Beam, 41, of Kasilof. The passenger was identified as Wendell Ross, 33, of Kenai. Beam was arrested for an outstanding $250 warrant for second-degree trespassing and for driving while license revoked. Ross was found to be on felony probation for second-degree theft and was taken to the Adult Probation office, where he was later arrested for a probation violation. Beam was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on $750 bail.









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Police reports n On April 26 at about 6:30 p.m., troopers contacted David Beaupre, 25, of Kenai, during a traffic stop in Soldotna. He was arrested on an outstanding $2,500 felony arrest warrant for petition to revoke probation and was taken and to Wildwood pretrial on $2,500 bail. n On April 26 at about 8:30 p.m., troopers contacted Punguk Shoogukwruk, 34, of Kenai, during a traffic stop in Soldotna. He was subsequently arrested for driving while license suspended and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $500 bail. n On April 27 at about 10:10 p.m., troopers responded to a vehicle fire at the intersection of Sterling Highway and Funny River Road in Soldotna. On scene, troopers contacted Clifford Albrecht, 37, of Anchor Point. Investigation revealed that he had an outstanding $2,500 arrest warrant for fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. He was arrested for the warrant and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. n On April 28 at 1:46 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for an equipment violation on Swanson River

Road. Investigation revealed that Kobie Talbott, 20, of Soldotna, was driving under the influence and had no vehicle insurance. Talbott was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on $1,000 bail. n On April 28 at about 6:20 a.m., troopers arrested Joseph Adam Freel, 25, of Kasilof, after he was contacted on Wendy Lane in Soldotna following a suspicious vehicle complaint. Investigation revealed that Freel was on conditions of release for felony charges and had a third party custodian requirement (24/7 sight and sound). Further, Freel provided a false name and had attached a license plate to his vehicle that was not registered to it. Freel was taken to Wildwood Pretrial on charges of violating conditions of release, providing false information and misuse of registration plates. n On April 28 at about 12:30 p.m., troopers responded to a possible burglary near Anchor Point. The owner of a mobile home had called to report that it had been broken into and that there were tools missing. Investigation revealed that that Patrick Jones, 52, of Homer, had broken into the mobile home and taken the tools. Jones was arrested for first-degree

burglary, third-degree theft and fourth-degree criminal mischief and was taken to the Homer Jail. n On April 28 at about 1:20 p.m., troopers conducted a traffic stop on a white SUV on South Scout Lake Loop in Sterling. Investigation revealed that the driver, a 17-year-old male, had provided a false name and did not have a valid driver’s license. n The front seat passenger, April Dawn Morehart, 39, of Soldotna, was arrested for second-degree custodial interference and allowing an unauthorized person to drive. The rear seat passenger, Nick Leon Sacaloff, 29, of Soldotna, was arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant for failure to appear for remand on the original charge of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence). He was also charged with seconddegree custodial interference. Charges of driving without a valid operator’s license and false information were referred to Juvenile Intake for the 17-year-old driver. n On April 30 at 3:03 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted Jeni Frank, 49, of Anchor Point, at her residence. Frank was arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant and taken to the Homer Jail.

n On April 30 11:47 a.m., the Soldotna Public Safety Communication Center received a report of a motor vehicle rollover crash near Mile 2 of Miller Loop Road in Nikiski. Alaska State Troopers and Nikiski Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene. Investigation revealed that Destany Feik-Trent, 18, of Nikiski, was traveling north on Miller Loop Road toward Holt-Lamplight Road at a high rate of speed in a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. FeikTrent lost control of the vehicle, causing it to leave the roadway and roll multiple times. Feik-Trent suffered a broken arm and other minor injuries and was taken to Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna for treatment. The other three passengers received minor injuries, but were released on scene. FeikTrent was found to not have a valid driver’s license and was later issued a misdemeanor offense citation for driving without a valid license, with a mandatory court date in the Kenai Court. Feik-Trent was also issued a minor offense citation for negligent driving. Feik-Trent and a passenger were wearing seat belts, while two other passengers were not. Impairment was not a factor in the crash.





Around the State 2 Alaska State Troopers killed in Tanana TANANA — Two Alaska State Troopers were killed Thursday while conducting an investigation in the Interior Alaska village of Tanana, agency spokeswoman Megan Peters said. One person has been detained, she said. The troopers had gone to Tanana, west of Fairbanks, to follow up on a Wednesday night report that someone “had brandished a firearm in the village,” Peters said, adding she had no immediate details of what happened. Shots were fired somewhere in the town at about 3 p.m. Thursday, Tanana resident Mary Edwin told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Other troopers had responded to Tanana by 6 p.m., said Edwin, a former schools superintendent. An Alaska Bureau of Investigation crew was headed to Tanana, Peters said. The troopers were not immediately identified pending notification of relatives.

Troopers investigating bear shooting in Sitka SITKA — Alaska Wildlife Troopers will investigate the shooting death of a young brown bear in Sitka. The Daily Sitka Sentinel reports wildlife officials found the bear dead near a residential area and golf course Tuesday. The bear was found about 35 yards from a home, near where it was shot by someone called in by neighbors. State wildlife biologist Phil Mooney says the bear was a male, probably between 3 and 4 years old. Mooney says the bear had been in several trash containers that were outside. He says such containers are not to be put out until garbage collection day. This happened well before Friday’s scheduled pickup. The skull and hide have been turned in, and troopers will continue to investigate. -The Associated Press

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A little praise pays positive dividends V A R retired businessman once told me how damaging negative comments could be to a committee evaluating people for different levels of employment. He said the first evaluation usually proved to be the most important. If the speaker contributed even a few words of praise about the person being considered, the other committee members would often also make positive observations. On the other hand, if the first comment was critical, those that followed would generally be the same. Consider the losses in life when praise is missing from personal relationships. A wife keeps her house in order for years and hears few words of praise and recognition for her efforts.

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Roger C ampbell Her husband seldom takes her in his arms to whisper words of love and appreciation, then wonders why she’s unhappy or so often depressed. A husband and father labors hard to provide for his family. Finally, after life is past, people gather at his funeral to talk about how faithful he had been. Some of these kind comments, made in time, could have built his confidence and recharged his lagging vitality. A few words of praise might have even extended his life.

A family works faithfully in their church, serving on the board or various committees, singing in the choir or using their talents in other areas. Then one day they are gone, having decided to try another church. Diagnosis? Discouragement! They concluded no one cared. While it’s true that all service for the Lord should be its own reward, we’re all human enough to appreciate encouraging words from others. Praising God should be the highest priority in life. The Psalmist declared, “I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth” (Psalm 34:1). When we’re occupied with praising God, we’ll have no interest in

in our community who may be experiencing food shortages. The Food Pantry is located at the Soldotna United Methodist Church at 158 South Binkley Street. Non-perishable food items or Join Apostolic Assembly monetary donations may be dropped off at the for Sundae Social church Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesdays The Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays School invites you to a Sundae Ice Cream Social 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Thank you for your support. on Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. You’ll get to build your own sundae and participate in United Methodist Church other fun activities! The church is located at Mile Post 89 on the Sterling Highway. Turn on Murray provides food pantry Lane by Zimco Construction. For more informaThe Kenai United Methodist Church provides a tion or for a ride, please call 262-9693, 262-0853 food pantry for those in need every Monday from or 262-1423. noon to 3:00 p.m. The Methodist Church is located on the Kenai Spur Highway next to the Boys and Girls Club. The entrance to the Food Pantry is Church of Christ through the side door. The Pantry closes for holihosts gospel meeting days. For more information contact the church ofThe Church of Christ on mile 1/4 Funny River fice at 283-7868 or email Road in Soldotna will be hosting a gospel meeting with guest speaker Ron Halbrook from Shepherds- Clothes 4 U at First Baptist Church ville, Kentucky, starting May 25 to June 1. Sunday First Baptist Church Soldotna, located at 159 S. services are 10 a.m. and again Sunday night at 6 p.m. Services start at 7 p.m. Monday through Binkley Street, is re-opening its Clothes 4 U proSaturday. All are welcome to attend! Come study gram. It is open on the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. All clothing with us! and shoes are free to the public.

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Sack Lunch Sunday in Kenai

Clothes Quarters open weekly

Star of the North Lutheran Church, 216 North Clothes Quarters at Our Lady of the Angels Forest Drive in Kenai, will serve free sack lunches every Sunday starting at 1 p.m. For more infor- Church is open every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the first Saturday of every month mation, call 283-4153 or visit from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 907-283-4555.

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putting down others. C.H. Spurgeon, the still highly regarded nineteenth century English minister and writer, said we ought to praise God more and blame neighbors less. These practices naturally follow each other: as we give ourselves to thoughts and words of praise, we’ll be less likely to blame others for our difficulties. David’s resolution to praise God continually is the Old Testament verbalizing of Paul’s call to fill our minds with things that produce praise (Philippians 4:8). Praise is the voice of thanksgiving, going beyond just appreciation of material things to adoration of the Lord, the giver, and a thankful heart will keep an otherwise critical tongue under control. A.W. Tozer, the noted author of

numerous worship classics wrote: “Now as a cure for the sour faultfinding attitude, I recommend the cultivation of the habit of thankfulness. Thanksgiving has great curative power. The heart that is constantly overflowing with gratitude will be safe from those attacks of resentfulness and gloom that bother so many religious persons. A thankful heart cannot be cynical.” Praise pays. In praising God, we brighten every day. And in praising people, we help weary ones along their way. Roger Campbell is an author, a broadcaster and columnist who was a pastor for 22 years. He can be reached at rcministry@ameritech. net.

Retired pastor brings religious studies to Wyoming university By NADIA HILL Laramie Boomerang

LARAMIE, Wyo. — As a young, single woman in graduate school, Sally Palmer was attacked by a man asking for directions while on her daily run. “I know what it did to me was to say ‘life itself is a gift,’ because you can be destroyed on the spot,” Palmer said. “The line between life and death can be very, very thin. I know that with my bones. That also helped me see what makes life worth living.” Palmer is now a religious studies adjunct professor at the University of Wyoming and the former pastor of St. Paul’s United Church. She retired as pastor in 2008 and has been at UW since 1994, teaching classes about life beyond death, how religion and science can coexist, and how religions compare to one another. Raised as what she describes a “superficial Episcopalian,” Palmer wasn’t always religious. In college, most of her classmates weren’t religious and her failed attempts to start a religious organization left her feeling lonely, she said. She stopped attending church and didn’t think about the subject until her near-death experience. Palmer met her husband in New Hampshire, where she was teaching at the time, and started attending chapel on Sundays. “I decided I wanted to love God with my life,” she said. “It was very hard to say to people, from a secular college, this is what I want to turn from — a well-paying teaching job to

go to seminary.” In seminary at the Iliff School of Theology, she was inspired by one of her teachers who was a process theologian. Palmer said he focused on how God is in every detail, from loving the body to understanding science. She started writing her first book “The Gift of Life” in one of his classes. It was published in 1980. Much of her work since seminary has focused on integrating religion with science, and finding religious aspects in other academic subjects. Palmer received the Templeton Foundation Grant to work with scientists from Harvard. Two years later, she participated in a workshop at Harvard on “Truth in Science, Truth in Religion.” “If I look at myself, I’d say I’m really good at integrating fields,” Palmer said. “Science explains the what; religion explains the why.” Her religious background expanded into what she calls human rights and environmentalism. After ministering at a small church in a Denver ghetto for three years, she felt she wanted to help people through religion. She was very vocal in the community after Matthew Shepard’s murder in 1998 and often attends services at the Islamic Center of Laramie. “I always say the heart of the Christian faith is have mercy and respect those differences,” Palmer said. “How do we treat other human beings? To appreciate someone’s life is very important.”









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for members and $1,000 for the president. “In the end it’s a small part of the budget, but I just look for small ways to make things happen,” Johnson said. The assembly replaced it with a substitute ordinance brought forward by Smith which increased monthly allowances for members to $560 and $700 for the president. At the April 15 meeting, the assembly voted to remove the Internet allowance from assembly benefits, but the amended Smith ordinance was voted down. While Pierce thinks compensation is necessary, he would like to see changes made to it in the future. “I think what I’d like to do is just simplify it and come up with a monthly salary without a medical benefit included in it and make it fair,” he said.

“I would think I come out ahead,” she said. “I haven’t really kept track, but … it’s certainly not costing me money.” McClure opted not to accept healthcare coverage from the borough but, she said she appreciates the mileage and car allowance because she drives from Seward for meetings. “My round trip each meeting is 190 (miles),” she said. “It’s a lot of miles. And the wear and tear factor because of that there is more tire use.” McClure said when she is term-limited out, while she’ll be driving less, she’ll likely notice the missing benefits. Johnson originally introduced an ordinance that would have cut some benefits to assembly members — including Kaylee Osowski can be healthcare — and increased monthly allowances to $875 reached at kaylee.osowski@

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Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion

More than forty community members, Homer Electric Association employees and industry workers turned out for the dedication of the new Nikiski Combined Cycle Facility, Thursday, in Nikiski. The facility will generate the bulk of HEA’s energy offerings for the Kenai Peninsula.

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Each person was required to wear an evergreen colored hard hat, neon earplugs and clear goggles near the behemoth machinery. The Nikiski plant has been generating energy since early fall in 2013. Power was purchased from Chugach Electric until late last year, until the Nikiski generation plant became completely independent, said Joe Gallagher, Director of Member Relations for the association. The 80-megawatt plant added 34 new jobs into the Kenai Peninsula community. It uses a new steam turbine, and a previously existing natural gas turbine to produce power, 18-megawatts of which come from steam produced from exhaust heat, Gallagher said. HEA also purchased the Bernice Lake Power Plant from Chugach Electric, and soon a combustion turbine will be added to the generation portfolio in Soldotna, according to an HEA fact sheet. Research is on-going to the possibility of a hydroelectric project on Grant Lake, according to the HEA fact sheet.

David Nardini toured the plant to see how it was set-up. He spent four years at Kenai Peninsula College studying operations systems and instruments, and wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to explore operating machinery, he said. In the Nikiski plant tour groups walked past tubing containing steam heated to nearly 1,000 degrees, car-sized fans cooling instruments, and the Dispatch room, with holds nearly a dozen computer screens constantly displaying the status of the different systems.




Pastor Rick Cupp, minister at Kenai Fellowship was asked to say some words of gratitude for the new plant. Before his opening remarks, he stood under a cloudless spring sky, hit by gentle, but chilly wind gusts as he ate some of the snacks provided for the event. “It is a nice day for opening ceremony,” Cupp said. “It seems to be a major step forward for HEA.” Kelly Sullivan can be reached at kelly.





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park cabin reservations nine years and the state has continued to add cabins and seen use expand during that time. “People are finding ways to get to them in the shorter seasons or going into winter locations when we didn’t used to have as much use in the snow seasons,” she said. Fees from cabin-use as well as state maintained campgrounds and boat launches are used to pay for staff, utilities, operations costs and supplies for park areas, she said.

for months. Of the sixteen cabins in the Kenai and Prince William Sound areas — on the Kenai Peninsula in Kachemak Bay State Park Lagoon Overlook cabin in Halibut Cove and Sea Star Cove Cabin have a handful of days available over the next four months while in the Caines Head State Recreation Area, near Seward, the PorcuRashah McChesney can be pine and Spruce Glacier Cabins reached at rashah.mcchesney@ are similarly booked. LeClaire said the state has not changed its fees for state

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ment of Forestry Soldotna region, said a call on the grass fire outside of Homer came in around 1:50 p.m. Wednesday. The incident occurred close to the KES Department and crews were able to reach the fire on all-terrain vehicles to distinguish the smoldering fire, he said. The fire was put out after an hour but crews remained on scene monitoring the area for several hours. The cause of the fire is under investigation, he said. Outside the Forestry Service office in Soldotna, the fire danger sign is set to high. Finley said the wildfire condition has been moderate to high for most of April. With a below average snowpack all across the Kenai Peninsula, spring has arrived well ahead of last year’s pace, when snow lasted into June. “Due to the weather the grass has been exposed longer and had time to dry out,” Finley said. “Dry conditions are the most volatile fuel. Grass fires

spread fast and can produces flames up to 10 feet high.” Forestry crews also responded to a small campfire on Bishop’s Beach and issued a warning to an Anchor Point resident for having an illegal burn in his yard without a burn permit. Maggie Hess, information officer for the Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry, said illegal burns are the most common in the Kenai Peninsula, partially because people are unaware of safe burning guidelines. “Most people are doing spring cleanup in their yard and are just happy to be outside,” Hess said. “We are asking people to be aware because you can find yourself with a problematic situation very quickly.” Gov. Sean Parnell has issued a proclamation designating May 3-9 as Alaska Wildland Fire Prevention and Preparedness Week. The proclamation, which is sent out every May, is intended to encourage the public to prevent, prepare and be aware of wildfires in hope of reducing the threat, Hess said. Burn restrictions went into effect April 1 with burn permits

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required until August 31. Alaska law mandates that anyone burning brush cannot leave the fire unattended and must have water on hand in the event it spreads. As a preventative measure, keep the ground around the fire clear and don’t start a fire in windy conditions, Finley said. A controlled fire is anything up to 10 feet in diameter and less than 4 feet high while a cooking campfire should be kept 3-by-3 feet, he said. Because most all wildfires are caused by human activity, it is important to practice safe burning practices, he said. Finley said anyone unsure of burning conditions could call the Forestry Service for a free site inspection. An unsafe fire platform or burning under a suspension could result in a citation, but most times people are cooperative and are just given a warning, he said. “We are not out to strong arm anyone,” he said. “We just want to help inform people and remind them a permit has to be in place.” Finley said trying to predict the fire outlook for the summer is like trying to predict the weather. Statewide has already

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Alaska Native Medical Center Hospital is one of several health providers waiting to be compensated by Indian Health Services.

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But other Tribes are still waiting for settlements, including the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, which recently constructed the new Dena’ina Wellness Center in Old Town Kenai. “Contract support costs are an ongoing topic of conversation between the Kenaitze Indian Tribe and the Indian Health service,” said Jaylene PetersonNyren, executive director of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe. “We’re waiting on Indian Health Services to decide how they’re going to proceed with the thousands of smaller claims like our own that have not been resolved,” she said. Nyren would not disclose the tribe’s claim amount. “That’s not a number that we can talk about in public,” she said. Begich said in a May 1 interview with the Journal that he’s concerned about the number of providers who still haven’t received settlements, and he will not budge on Roubideaux’s reappointment until he sees additional progress, although the May 1 announcement indicated that the claims are moving in the right direction. Begich had previously told the Journal that he had put a hold on her reappointment until multiple issues related to Tribal health care funding were resolved. The number of unresolved claims is still unknown. Begich said he has asked the IHS for

more information on the total number of claims, and how many Tribes are not even at settlement stage, and has not yet received a written response. “How many tribes are still in that group?” Begich asked. In addition to the Kenaitze Tribe, the Tanana Chiefs Conference has said its claims are still pending. Roubideaux’s May 1 letter also said that the Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments and Seldovia Village Tribe both have claims in federal court, which are scheduled for mediation this summer. The IHS has also made an additional 15 offers, which are still pending. The service will not release details about pending claims, so the value of those pending offers is not known. It’s also unknown how many Tribes would benefit from the 15 offers. Despite the remaining questions, Begich said he was glad to see additional claims resolved in the past week, and the pace of resolution picking up. “It was a drip at a time, and now it’s a full waterfall,” Begich said. Alaska settlements have represented about 56 percent of the total claims settled by the IHS and 72 percent of the value of settlements to date, according to Roubideaux’s letter. “(Alaska has) the biggest contract service delivery system,” Begich said. Begich said he expected that the Alaska settlements would total around $250 million when they’re all completed, although that is an estimate, and the IHS has not provided a total of the

pending claims. Each of the claims is being paid at an average of about 80 cents paid per dollar claimed, with interest, Begich said. The settlements aren’t just a political victory. It also represents an influx of cash into the Tribal health care system in the state. “This money comes into the Alaska economy,” he said. Health providers are still deciding how to use the funding. Although it is a long-time coming, Begich said that no one had wanted to decide how to use the money until it materialized. The providers will have discretion in deciding in how to use the funds. According to Director of IHS Public Affairs Staff Constance James, the money must be used consistently with the terms of individual settlement agreements and the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. Under a 1975 Congressional act, authorized entities contract with IHS to operate health care programs ranging from clinics to hospitals, to fulfill the federal government’s trust responsibility to provide health care services to Alaska Natives and American Indians. In Alaska, members of 229 federally-recognized tribes receive health care services from 32 organizations, according to the IHS website. Reach Molly.Dischner at and Rashah McChesney at rashah.mcchesney@ C


n Derby Cove 8 $70 n Callisto Canyon 8 $70 Thumb Cove State Marine Park

n McAllister 8 $70 n Moraine 8 $70 Decision Point State Marine Park

n Squirrel Cove 8 $70 Gulf Coast Cabins

n Porcupine Glacier 8 $70

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seen two red-flag warnings in April, a rare occurrence in Alaska, he said. The helicopter used to fight wildfires arrived at the Soldotna Forestry office Tuesday. Finley said the helicopter doesn’t usually arrive until late May, but having it parked in front of the office on the Sterling Highway

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is a welcome sight. “It is a big relief for us, the weather got here before the helicopter,” he said. “We are happy to have that tool in our back pocket.” While the dry conditions have set the fire danger to high, Finley said any rain could lower the danger. In the meantime, forestry

firefighters are ready at full-force with a crew of 15 at the Soldotna office, he said. Residents can check the status of the burn suspension by calling 260-4269 or visiting Reach Dan Balmer at daniel.







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SoHi tops Kenai By JOEY KLECKA Peninsula Clarion

The Kenai Central and Soldotna softball teams took to the diamond for the first time this year at Guy and Judy Hayes Field in Soldotna on Thursday evening, and no heaters were needed in the dugouts. The Stars came away with a 10-3 win over the Kardinals as the two squads opened their seasons under warm, sunny skies. Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Peninsula Clarion For SoHi, senior Serena PriKenai’s Havan Shaginoff takes a swing in front of Soldotna catcher Delaney Schneider on or proved to be the difference, Thursday at the Soldotna Little League Fields in Soldotna. pitching all five innings with

six strikeouts and one hit. “She pitched inside and outside and had them looking,” said Soldotna coach Kelli Knoebel. “She took over the game.” Prior also hit 2 for 4 with one RBI. Also for SoHi, Ila Cobb hit 2 for 4 including a double, Amber McDonald hit 2 for 4 and Kenley Kingrey had two RBIs on 1 for 2 hitting. “Serena, our catcher Delaney (Schneider) and I have our system going already,” Knoebel said. “We have our signals and we know what’s coming for every pitch and every at-bat.”

Kenai pitcher Havan Shaginoff started the game on the mound with one strikeout, three earned runs and three walks, but fell ill after two innings and was replaced by Alyson Quartly, who finished the game with five earned runs and three walks. “Alyson’s a trooper,” said Kenai coach Mark King. “Last year we had four varsity games in two days, and she pitched all of them because my other pitchers were injured. “Putting her in like this, that’s nothing to her.” See BALL, page B-4

Lemans make Alaska Hall Dan to get enshrined along with his daughter, Whitney Staff report


Former Ninilchik basketball coach Dan Leman and his daughter and star player, Whitney, were among 11 named to the Alaska High School Hall of Fame, the Alaska School Activities Association announced Thursday. The Lemans will be inducted into the Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Aug. 3, 2014, in Anchorage. The public is invited. Leman coached the Wolverines girls for 18 seasons, winning 373 of his 409 games. The Wolverines are the only team in Alaska history to win five state titles, sweeping 2000 to 2004 at the Class 2A level. Leman won eight state titles overall, and finished third or better in 16 of his 18 seasons. The Wolverines had a 98game winning streak on Leman’s watch, which was preceded by a 57-game streak. Leman was the small-schools coach of the year seven times, and coached a player of the year nine times. Whitney Leman, now Schillenberg, was a huge reason for her dad’s success. She led Ninilchik to four of those state titles,

and was the first small-schools player to get player of the year three times. She was the MVP of every tournament she played in from her sophomore to her senior year. As a freshman at the University of Alaska Anchorage, Leman helped the Seawolves win the 2003 Great Alaska Shootout by assisting on the game-winning basket in one game, and icing the championship game with a pair of free throws. Later, at Eastern Oregon, she ranked eighth in the NAIA by averaging 5.9 assists in 31 games. The other inductee with Peninsula ties is Bruce Shearer, who coached football at Kenai Central before going on to coach at Chugiak and East Anchorage and pile up 10 Class 4A titles in football, girls basketball, and track and field. The other inductees are Wrangell basketball legend Archie Young, Chugiak drill team founder Pauline Souter, Chugiak soccer legend Steve Simmons, volleyball coach Virgil Hooe, Dimond tennis coach Dave Reeves, band leader Richard “Dick” Barker, official Don Kassube, and volleyball coach Donna Dooley.

Loewenstein joins St. Olaf By JEFF HELMINIAK Peninsula Clarion

Defenseman Judd Loewenstein has committed to play Division III hockey at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, giving up his final year of eligibility with the Kenai River Brown Bears. “It’s probably one of the harder decisions I’ve had to make in my life,” Loewenstein said Thursday via cellphone. “It’s hard to leave my billet family, the coaching staff and the fans after everything they’ve done for me the past two years. It’s an amazing place.” Loewenstein, son of Michael Loewenstein and Amy McGowan and billet son of Eric Trevino and Natalie Villegas, said St. Olaf allows him to get going

on a solid education while continuing to play hockey. “I’ve always been in love with the game of hockey, and I still am,” Loewenstein said. “It’s time to think about the future, and it’s important to get a good education.” Loewenstein will be an economics major with the goal of getting into business. “Judd’s a very mature kid,” Kenai River head coach Geoff Beauparlant said. “He knows what he wants in life. He’s making a very informed choice, and we couldn’t be happier for him.” At the same time, Beauparlant said the Bears will miss Loewenstein on the ice and in the locker room, because he has qualities that don’t show up on See BEARS, page B-4

Photos courtesy of Ward Schneider

Kenai Central sophomore Cipriana Castellano completes a deadlift Saturday at the Alaska State Powerlifting Championship at Southside Strength and Fitness in Anchorage.

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Area has 3 athletes set American powerlifting records By JEFF HELMINIAK Peninsula Clarion

With its small population base and remote location, the odds of the Kenai Peninsula having an athlete set an American powerlifting record are pretty small. Two American records? That would verge on the impossible. And three records? Three high school students from the Peninsula lifting more in an age group, weight class and style than previous American records? That’s just crazy talk. Yet that is exactly what happened at the Alaska State Powerlifting Championship on Saturday at Southside Strength and Fitness in Anchorage. “They did in fact set American records,” said Rob Schmidt, the state chairperson for U.S.A. Powerlifting, which has chairpersons in 44 states. “They are that strong. There are almost 7,000 members of U.S.A. Powerlifting.” The record setters are Kenai Central freshman Robin Johnson, Kenai Central sophomore

Cipriana Castellano and Soldotna junior Zach Hallford. The three all set “raw” records, meaning no special equipment was used to aid the lifts. Schmidt said equipment, such as squat suits, can add as much as 6 percent to lifts, so in 2008 a new “raw” category was created for lifting without aid. Johnson set her record in the back squat in the 14-15 under 165 pounds division. Her squat of 259 pounds beat the old record of 242.5, set by Soldotna junior Zach Hallford powers up a back squat. Aimee Cowdery of Scranton, Pennsylvania, in 2011. Johnson also nearly set a new record in the bench press. The current record is 143.25, set by Nicole Hardy at a Pennsylvania meet in 2011. According to Jeff Baker, a physical education instructor at Kenai Central, Johnson was about 2 inches from locking out 147.5 pounds for the new record. Johnson also deadlifted 275 pounds. The American record is 400 pounds. Hallford also set his record in the back squat. Competing Kenai Central freshman Robin Johnson labors under the See LIFT, page B-4 weight of 259 pounds in the back squat.

Colony soccer squads notch sweep of Nikiski Homer boys cruise to conference victory over Houston; Mariners girls forge tie with Hawks Staff report

The visiting Colony girls and boys soccer teams swept Nikiski on Thursday in Northern Lights Conference play. The Knights won the girls game 3-0 as Nikiski fell to 0-2-1. A score in the boys game was not available as the Clarion went to press. The Colony girls scored twice in the first half and once in the second half for the win. “I thought we had some pretty outstanding play from our goalie

Rachel Thompson,” Nikiski coach Mandy Adair said. “She had four ‘Never once did the or five spectacular saves that really girls put their heads kept us in the game.” But Adair would have given the down. They kept workplayer of the game for Nikiski to ing hard.’ Brianna Vollertson. “She really stepped up big on de— Mandy Adair fense and helped shut down the atNikiski girls soccer coach tack on that side,” Adair said. “She helped keep players around her calm, too.” The coach also liked what she saw Davis at forward. “Never once did the girls put their from Zykiah Cooney and Nataliyah C


heads down,” Adair said. “They kept working hard. That’s all you can ask for.” Nikiski hosts Colony in another conference matchup today. Homer boys 4, Houston 0

minute, Quinn Daugharty, assisted by Flynn Bloom, found the back of the net. In the 14th minute, Bloom assisted again, this time to Drew Brown. In the 32nd minute, Max Mangue finished up the scoring on an assist from Kenneth Schneider.

The Mariners improved to 2-0 with a shutout win over the visiting Hawks Homer girls 1, Houston 1 on Thursday in NLC play. All of Homer’s strikes came in The host Mariners and Hawks the first half. Just 30 seconds in, Jake played to a draw in NLC play ThursWorsfold scored. Then in the fifth day.





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Orioles sweep twin bill from Pirates By The Associated Press

BALTIMORE — Matt Wieters led off the 10th inning with a home run off Stolmy Pimentel to give the Baltimore Orioles a 6-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates and a doubleheader sweep Thursday night. In the opener, Steve Pearce had three hits and two RBIs in his return to the Orioles, who got a home run from Nick Markakis in a 5-1 win. The single-admission doubleheader followed consecutive rainouts on Tuesday and Wednesday. The rain lingered long enough to delay the fifth inning of the opener by 21 minutes, and the start of the nightcap was stalled 46 minutes by rain. MARINERS 4, YANKEES 2 NEW YORK — Robinson Cano doubled and drove in two runs, Roenis Elias struck out 10 in seven impressive innings and Seattle beat New York. Michael Saunders had three hits, including an RBI double, to help the Mar-

iners win for the fifth time in six games following an eight-game skid. Seattle won both games in a rain-shortened series that marked Cano’s return to New York after signing a $240 million, 10-year contract with the Mariners during the offseason. The All-Star second baseman was booed again and finished the series 2 for 9 with three RBIs.

RAYS 2, RED SOX 1; RAYS 6, RED SOX 5 BOSTON — Yunel Escobar homered off closer Koji Uehara leading off the ninth inning to propel Tampa Bay to a 6-5 win and a day-night doubleheader sweep of Boston. Escobar crushed the second pitch from Uehara (0-1) over the Green Monster in left field for his second homer of the year, and Grant Balfour recorded the final three outs for his second save of the day and sixth of the season. Sean Rodriguez and Desmond Jennings also went deep for Tampa Bay, which won for just the third time in nine games. Jake McGee (2-0) earned the win with

one inning of scoreless relief.

BLUE JAYS 7, ROYALS 3 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mark Buehrle pitched into the seventh inning, Juan Francisco and Colby Rasmus each went deep and Toronto avoided a series sweep. Francisco and Rasmus each drove in a pair of runs for the Blue Jays, as did Anthony Gose, who was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo to start in place of injured outfielder Melky Cabrera. Buehrle (5-1) worked through plenty of trouble to last 6 2-3 innings, allowing two earned runs on seven hits and a pair of walks. It was a solid bounce-back performance after the left-hander was hammered for seven runs last Friday night against Boston.

DODGERS 9, TWINS 4; DODGERS 4, TWINS 3 MINNEAPOLIS — Scott Van Slyke and Drew Butera homered in the 12th inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers held on to beat the Minnesota Twins to earn a sweep of the day-night doubleheader on

Thursday night. Adrian Gonzalez also homered for the Dodgers, who stranded 16 runners in the 5 hour, 11-minute game. Yasiel Puig tied a career high with four hits in Los Angeles’ Game 1 win and added two more in the nightcap. Before grounding out in the fifth, Puig had reached base in nine consecutive plate appearances. Joe Mauer had three hits for the Twins, who walked 12 in the second game and 18 in both games. Van Slyke led off the 12th and lined a 2-1 pitch from Brian Duensing (0-1) into the bullpen in left-center field. Butera hit his first homer since July 12, 2012, two batters later.

which opened in 2012. It is the longest home winning streak for the team since the Marlins won eight in a row from June 20 to July 1, 2009.


DENVER — Carlos Gonzalez homered before leaving with a finger injury, Juan Nicasio pitched seven scoreless innings and drove in three runs, and Colorado beat New York. Corey Dickerson had three hits, including an RBI triple and Nolan Arenado singled leading off the third to extend the majors’ longest active streak to 21 games. He’s tied for the fourth-longest hitting streak in Rockies team history.

MIAMI — Giancarlo Stanton and Casey McGehee hit consecutive run-scoring singles off David Carpenter during a two-run rally in the seventh inning that led the Miami Marlins over the Atlanta Braves for a three-game sweep of the NL East leader. Miami has won six straight home games for the first time at Marlins Park,

REDS 8, BREWERS 3 CINCINNATI — Brayan Pena’s second career pinch-homer started Cincinnati’s five-run, eighth-inning rally. Tucker Barnhart led off the fifth with his first career homer and Todd Frazier added a two-run drive in the sixth off Marco Estrada, who gave up six hits and four walks in six innings.


Mickelson finishes 1 shot behind leader Cabrera By The Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Phil Mickelson was entertaining to the very end Thursday and finished one shot behind Angel Cabrera in the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship. Cabrera played in early, calmer conditions and thrived on the new Bermuda greens at Quail Hollow. He made seven birdies, including a 40-footer from just off the green, and

turned in a 6-under 66 that stood as the lead the rest of the day. Mickelson caught him twice and couldn’t hold it. Coming off his first missed cut at the Masters in 17 years, Mickelson handled the strong, swirling wind in the afternoon for a 5-under 67, tied with Martin Flores. Mickelson hit only one fairway on the back nine. He bogeyed both the par

3s. He chipped poorly and atoned for that with long par putts. Webb Simpson, the former U.S. Open champion and a member at Quail Hollow, might have joined Cabrera except for the way he finished each nine. He took double bogey on No. 9 when he hit into the trees and three-putted, and made bogey on No. 18 with another wayward tee shot. Other than that,



his card was filled with seven birdies for a 68. Stewart Cink and Jonathan Byrd also were at 68. Rory McIlroy also had a few patches of wild play — a tee shot down the side of the hill toward the water on No. 16, another that hit a tree and bounced so far left that Boy Wonder thought about playing a shot down a service road behind the corporate tents. Wiser

heads prevailed — his caddie’s, the LPGA Tour last week after in this case — and he limited missing a month with back isthe damage to bogey. sues, had a one-stroke lead over playing partner Cristie Kerr and Michelle Wie, Caroline MasNORTH TEXAS LPGA son, Christina Kim, Cydney SHOOTOUT Clanton and Dori Carter. IRVING, Texas — Suzann Top-ranked Inbee Park, the Pettersen shot a bogey-free defending champion, and Texas 5-under 66 to take the first- native Stacy Lewis, the highestround lead in the North Texas ranked American at No. 3, both LPGA Shootout. shot 71 at Las Colinas Country Pettersen, who returned to Club.





Canucks dismiss coach VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks fired John Tortorella on Thursday, one year into the fiery coach’s long-term deal. Tortorella, who signed a five-year contract last summer after being dismissed by the New York Rangers, went 36-35-11 and failed to reach the playoffs behind the Vancouver bench. Assistant coach Mike Sullivan was also fired. The Canucks’ 25th-place finish in the 30-team NHL, their worst in 14 years, came just three seasons after former coach Alain Vigneault led the team to Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup finals. Vigneault replaced Tortorella as coach of the Rangers and advanced to the second round of the playoffs on Wednesday with a Game 7 win over Philadelphia. Tortorella’s dismissal came just weeks after general manager Mike Gillis was fired. The Canucks then named former team captain Trevor Linden as president of hockey operations. “We are making an important change in the direction of our team,” Linden said in a statement. “On behalf of the entire organization, we extend our thanks to John, Mike and their families for their commitment to the Canucks and wish them the very best. Firing Tortorella was the first significant move for Linden in his new job, though it didn’t come as much of a surprise. Linden is in the process of hiring a new general manager, and he has said that person should be in charge of hiring Vancouver’s new coach. “We have a lot of important work to accomplish this offseason as we build our management and coaching staffs, improve our roster and connect with our fans,” Linden said. “Our general manager search is well underway and we will begin assessing head coaching candidates immediately.”





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Scoreboard Hockey NHL Playoffs SECOND ROUND Thursday, May 1 Montreal 4, Boston 3, 2OT, Montreal leads series 1-0 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. All Times ADT

Basketball NBA Playoffs FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Saturday, April 19 Monday, April 28 Miami 109, Charlotte 98, Miami wins series 4-0 Atlanta 107, Indiana 97 San Antonio 93, Dallas 89 Tuesday, April 29 Washington 75, Chicago 69, Washington wins series 4-1 Memphis 100, Oklahoma City 99, OT L.A. Clippers 113, Golden State 103 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 95, Atlanta 88, series tied 3-3 Oklahoma City 104, Memphis 84, series tied 3-3 Golden State 100, L.A. Clippers 99, series tied 3-3 Friday, May 2 Toronto at Brooklyn, 3 p.m. San Antonio at Dallas, 4 p.m. Houston at Portland, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3 Atlanta at Indiana, 1:30 p.m. Memphis at Oklahoma City, 4 p.m. Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 6:30 p.m. All Times ADT

Baseball AL Standings

East Division W New York 15 Baltimore 14 Toronto 13 Boston 13 Tampa Bay 13 Central Division Detroit 14 Kansas City 14 Chicago 14 Minnesota 12 Cleveland 11 West Division Oakland 18 Texas 15 Los Angeles 14 Seattle 12 Houston 9

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Thursday’s Games Tampa Bay 2, Boston 1, 1st game L.A. Dodgers 9, Minnesota 4, 1st game Baltimore 5, Pittsburgh 1, 1st game Seattle 4, N.Y. Yankees 2 L.A. Dodgers 4, Minnesota 3, 12 innings, 2nd game Tampa Bay 6, Boston 5, 2nd game Baltimore 6, Pittsburgh 5, 10 innings, 2nd game Toronto 7, Kansas City 3 Friday’s Games Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 2-1) at Cleveland (Salazar 0-3), 3:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 3-2) at N.Y. Yankees (Nuno 0-0), 3:05 p.m. Toronto (Morrow 1-2) at Pittsburgh (Cole 2-2), 3:05 p.m. Oakland (Straily 1-1) at Boston (Buchholz 1-2), 3:10 p.m. Baltimore (Jimenez 0-4) at Minnesota (Nolasco 2-2), 4:10 p.m. Detroit (Porcello 3-1) at Kansas City (Shields 3-2), 4:10 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 3-1) at Houston (Peacock 0-2), 4:10 p.m. Texas (Lewis 1-1) at L.A. Angels (H.Santiago 0-4), 6:05 p.m. Saturday’s Games Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees, 9:05 a.m. Oakland at Boston, 9:35 a.m. Baltimore at Minnesota, 10:10 a.m. Seattle at Houston, 12:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Cleveland, 2:05 p.m. Toronto at Pittsburgh, 3:05 p.m. Detroit at Kansas City, 3:10 p.m. Texas at L.A. Angels, 5:05 p.m. All Times ADT

NL Standings

East Division W Atlanta 17 Washington 16 New York 15 Miami 14 Philadelphia 13 Central Division Milwaukee 20 St. Louis 15 Cincinnati 13 Pittsburgh 10

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Thursday’s Games L.A. Dodgers 9, Minnesota 4, 1st game Baltimore 5, Pittsburgh 1, 1st game Miami 5, Atlanta 4 L.A. Dodgers 4, Minnesota 3, 12 innings, 2nd game Cincinnati 8, Milwaukee 3 Baltimore 6, Pittsburgh 5, 10 innings, 2nd game Colorado 7, N.Y. Mets 4 Friday’s Games St. Louis (Wainwright 5-1) at Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 1-3), 10:20 a.m. Toronto (Morrow 1-2) at Pittsburgh (Cole 2-2), 3:05 p.m. Washington (Strasburg 2-2) at Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 3-2), 3:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Beckett 0-0) at Miami (Koehler 2-2), 3:10 p.m. Milwaukee (W.Peralta 3-1) at Cincinnati (Leake 2-2), 3:10 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 1-1) at Atlanta (Minor 0-0), 3:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Wheeler 1-2) at Colorado (J.De La Rosa 2-3), 4:40 p.m. Arizona (Arroyo 1-2) at San Diego (Cashner 2-3), 6:10 p.m. Saturday’s Games St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 9:05 a.m. Toronto at Pittsburgh, 3:05 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 3:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Miami, 3:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Cincinnati, 3:10 p.m. San Francisco at Atlanta, 3:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Colorado, 4:10 p.m. Arizona at San Diego, 4:40 p.m. All Times ADT

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Charlotte Motor Speedway. “I caused an action that NASCAR needed to reprimand, so I’m happy to pay it, and I’m happy to move on. It’s a heavy fine. It’s the biggest fine I’ve ever received in racing. I think that NASCAR needed to do something.”



McCann. W_Elias 2-2. L_Kuroda 2-3. Sv_Rodney (6). HRs_New York, Ellsbury (1).

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Buehrle, Loup (7) and Navarro, Thole; Guthrie, Mariot (7), Coleman (8) and S.Perez. W_Buehrle 5-1. L_Guthrie 2-2. Sv_Loup (1). HRs_Toronto, Francisco (3), Rasmus (5).

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Haren, Howell (7), C.Perez (8) and Olivo; Pelfrey, Deduno (5), Burton (9) and K.Suzuki. W_Haren 4-0. L_Pelfrey 0-3. Sv_C.Perez (1).

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C.Ramos, B.Gomes (5), McGee (7), Jo.Peralta (8), Balfour (9) and J.Molina; Peavy, Capuano (7), Badenhop (8), A.Miller (9) and D.Ross, Pierzynski. W_B.Gomes 2-1. L_Peavy 1-1. Sv_Balfour (6). HRs_Tampa Bay, DeJesus (2).

NASCAR fines Ambrose CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Marcos Ambrose says he understands the $25,000 fine NASCAR levied against him for punching Casey Mears in the face. “I got myself in a bad situation, didn’t I?” Ambrose said during an appearance at


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Patterson, League (5), P.Rodriguez (7), B.Wilson (8), J.Wright (9), Jansen (12) and Butera; Kr.Johnson, Swarzak (5), Tonkin (6), Thielbar (7), Fien (8), Perkins (9), Duensing (10), Burton (12) and Pinto. W_J.Wright 2-1. L_Duensing 0-1. Sv_Jansen (11). HRs_Los Angeles, Ad.Gonzalez (9), Van Slyke (3), Butera (1).

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(8), O’Day (8), Tom.Hunter (10) and Wieters. W_Tom.Hunter 1-0. L_Pimentel 2-1. HRs_Baltimore, Markakis (2), Wieters (5).

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Estrada, Kintzler (7), Henderson (8), Wooten (8) and Lucroy; Bailey, Broxton (9) and Barnhart. W_Bailey 2-2. L_Henderson 2-1. HRs_Cincinnati, Barnhart (1), Frazier (5), B.Pena (2).

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Transactions BASEBALL Major League Baseball OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER — Suspended free agent RHPs Manuel Montilla and Euris Quezada 50 games each, without pay, for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Activated 3B Manny Machado from the 15-day DL. Optioned INF Steve Lombardozzi to Norfolk (IL). Reinstated LHP Troy Patton from the restricted list. Sent RHP Josh Stinson outright to Norfolk. BOSTON RED SOX — Recalled LHP Drake Britton from Pawtucket (IL). MINNESOTA TWINS — Recalled LHP Kris Johnson from Rochester (IL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Recalled OF Anthony Gose from Buffalo (IL). Selected the contract of INF Steve Tolleson from Buffalo. Optioned INF Jonathan Diaz to Buffalo. Designated OF Moises Sierra for assignment. National League CINCINNATI REDS — Placed LHP Tony Cingrani on the 15-day

DL. Recalled RHP Curtis Partch from Louisville (IL). Sent LHP Aroldis Chapman on a rehab assignment to Dayton (MWL). LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Selected the contract of RHP Red Patterson from Albuquerque (PCL). Designated OF Nick Buss for assignment. MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Recalled RHP Rob Wooten from Nashville (PCL). Optioned INFOF Elian Herrera to Nashville. NEW YROK METS — Activated OF Juan Lagares from the 15-day DL. Optioned OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Las Vegas (PCL). FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS — Signed TE Bear Pascoe. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed LB Zac Diles, and QBs Tyler Thigpen and Vince Young. DALLAS COWBOYS — Signed WR LaRon Byrd. DENVER BRONCOS — Exercised their 2015 option on LB Von Miller. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL PLAYERS’ ASSOCIATION — Announced the retirement of D Tom Poti. ANAHEIM DUCKS — Reassigned F Rickard Rakell to Norfolk (AHL). LOS ANGELES KINGS — Signed F Brian O’Neill to a two-year contract. NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Acquired the negotiating rights to G Jaroslav Halak from Washington for a 2014 fourth-round draft pick. VANCOUVER CANUCKS — Fired coach John Tortorella and assistant coach Mike Sullivan. COLLEGE GEORGE WASHINGTON — Named Carmen Maciariello men’s assistant basketball coach. LOYOLA, NEW ORLEANS — Announced the resignation of men’s and women’s golf coach Lisa Tinkler. KANSAS — Announced senior basketball G Naadir Tharpe will transfer. MANHATTAN — Named Brianna Gauthier women’s assistant basketball coach. MARQUETTE — Named Carolyn Kieger women’s basketball coach. MONTANA STATE —Named Nate Harris women’s assistant coach. SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI — Named Doc Sadler men’s basketball coach. WINSTON-SALEM — Named Tonia Walker athletics director.

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Oilers Corner Plenty of ways to help as 1st pitch looms Thirty-seven days until first pitch! We are hard at work getting the field ready for play on June 8. If you have some free time and would like to help out at the field, give us a call. We would love to have some help! We have plenty to do and can find something for all levels of experience. Kathy Gensel is busy securing housing for the players this season. Players will arrive around June 5. This is a very rewarding experience. You will make lifelong friendships and your kids will think you are a hero! For more information on the housing program please contact Kathy Gensel via email at or via phone at 2629263 or 252-7504. Interested in being a part of Oilers baseball? The Oilers are looking to fill some staff positions at the ballpark this year. If you are interested in any of the following positions, please contact the admin office at 283-7133 or Some of the positions available this season are: Scorekeeper, Beer Garden, On-Field PA, and housekeeping. If you have always wanted to be a part of Oilers baseball or are just looking for a summer job, we may have what you are looking for. Our website, www.oilersbaseball. com, contains an employment application as well as contact information. Please consider adding the Peninsula Oilers to your Community Rewards program at Fred Meyer. Simply link your rewards card to the Oilers at and use or nonprofit number 93400. This is an easy way to support Oilers baseball while you shop. Follow us on Facebook at Peninsula Oilers Baseball Club for player news, raffles and other information. Please feel free to contact us here at the office with any questions, comments or concerns you may have. See you at the ballpark! Oilers Corner is submitted by James Clark, the general manager of the Alaska Baseball League team.

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the stat sheet. Loewenstein, a 5-foot-10, 185-pounder from Deerfield, Illinois, played in 52 games for the team this year, with 11 points and a minus-10. Last season, he played in 43 games and had five points and a minus-3. “They are definitely getting a leader,” Beauparlant said. “He’s very well-spoken, educated and he has great common sense. “He’s someone the younger guys always look to. It will be a loss not having him in the room.” Loewenstein received the player’s player award this year, which is voted on by the team.

St. Olaf plays in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and is a very stable program. Sean Goldsworthy just finished his 17th season at the helm. He has one conference title. Before Goldsworthy, Whitey Aus was the coach for 20 years. “They do things right,” Beauparlant said. “It’s a beautiful campus, a small school with solid academics. That’s what Judd was looking for, because I know academics are important to him.” Loewenstein said he would love to try and come back to visit in the next two years. “Thanks to the Brown Bears organization, staff, fans, teammates and billet family,” he said. “They all spent two years getting me to the place I am now. I wouldn’t be there without them.”

Owners seem ready to get rid of Sterling NEW YORK (AP) — NBA owners seem as committed as Commissioner Adam Silver to ending Donald Sterling’s ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers. The league’s advisory/finance committee held its first meeting about Sterling on Thursday, two days after Silver said he would urge owners to force a sale of the team. The 10-member committee held a conference call to discuss ‘’the process for termination of Donald T. Sterling’s ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers,’’ NBA executive vice president

Mike Bass said in a statement. “The committee unanimously agreed to move forward as expeditiously as possible and will reconvene next week.’’ Silver banned Sterling for life and fined him $2.5 million Tuesday for making racist comments. Sterling can have no association with the league or the team, but Silver wants more. A forced sale would require approval by three-fourths of the league’s 30 owners. Silver said he was confident he would get the votes.

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in the 16-17 under 181 pounds division, he put up 475 pounds on his third lift to break the 473.75 set by Ashton Rouska of Texas in 2013. Hallford’s lift is also better than the Sub-Junior record in his weight category for the International Powerlifting Federation, but those records must be set at international competition. Hallford also deadlifted 501.5 pounds and benched 264. Rouska’s deadlift record is 622.75, while his bench press record is 315.25. Hallford went for a state-record bench press of 292, but couldn’t lock it out. As impressive as American records are, Johnson and Hallford, amazingly, didn’t even have the most startling effort by a Peninsula athlete Saturday. That performance belonged to Castellano. “Cipriana is a Mozart in the making,” Schmidt said. “She’s a masterful powerlifter that I’m comparing to masterful composers. “She’s one of the most naturally talented individuals I have ever met.” Castellano, competing at 16-17 under 165 pounds, set new American records in the back squat, deadlift and overall. She also was inches from a bench press record. Athletes get three attempts at each lift. In the squat, Castellano put up 280 pounds in her first lift to smash the





Clippers, Warriors go to Game 7 By The Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. — After a first-round series filled with drama on the court and off it, the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers will put the focus back on basketball in the biggest way possible. Next up: Game 7. Stephen Curry scored 24 points and dished out nine assists, and the Warriors forced a winner-take-all series finale by outlasting the Clippers 100-99 Thursday night. “We are going to a Game 7 despite all the sideline music, and I like my chances because I’ve got a group of guys that want to do whatever it takes to win,” Warriors coach Mark Jackson said. Andre Iguodala added 15 points, and Draymond Green had 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Warriors, handing Los Angeles one more obstacle to overcome in a week full of them after Clippers owner Donald Sterling earned a lifetime ban from the NBA for his racist remarks. Game 7 is Saturday night in Los Angeles, where an inspired Clippers crowd rallying behind the motto “We Are One” will be on hand at Staples Center. “It’s exciting. A lot of guys in the locker room haven’t been in a Game 7,” said Curry, who shot 9 of 24. The Warriors limited big men Blake Griffin (17 points, nine rebounds) and DeAndre Jordan (19 rebounds, nine points) even after center Jermaine O’Neal left with a sprained right knee in the second quarter. The Clippers simply ran out of time in the closing minute, missing three shots before Matt Barnes made a 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds to play.

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Kenai scored early in the first inning when Darian Saltenberger batted in two runs that put the Kards up. Saltenberger hit 1 for 1 on the day. But once SoHi began hitting, the diamond became a merrygo-round of baserunners. Once the ball was put into play, fielding errors and missed opportunities by Kenai kept SoHi in the innings. “Once you have that momentum going, it’s about smart baserunning and knowing the game,” Knoebel said. “It’s trusting your instincts and making plays happen. Things went our way today and we came out ready.” In the bottom of the first, Soldotna scored its first run when Jessica Hanna scored on a walk with the bases loaded. The Stars tied the game at 2 in the second inning when McDonald’s single brought Allison Nelson to home plate, and SoHi followed that up with a single from Cobb that scored McDonald to give SoHi the lead. “They played well, like we practiced, but the issues came

259-pound record of Georgia’s Monique Dudley, set in 2012. Castellano didn’t stop there, hoisting 297.6, then 308, for a 49-pound improvement on the record. “I have maybe five or six boys in the school that can do that,” Baker said of squatting 308 pounds. The bench press record is 143.25 pounds, and Castellano just missed locking out 147.5 pounds. She settled for a lift of 137.5. In the deadlift, Castellano finished at 319 pounds, breaking the record of 304 pounds set by Dudley. Finally, Castellano’s three-lift total was 766.326 pounds, breaking the 688.75 set by Cowdery in 2011. So how did lightning strike three times on the Peninsula? The records are all age group and weight class records, so that narrows down the pool somewhat. Plus, the fact that “raw” records started being kept in 2008 helps. And U.S.A. Powerlifting is not the only powerlifting association in the United States, though Schmidt said it is the biggest, has the most stringent drug testing and is the only powerlifting association that is a gateway to the international level. But what those three Peninsula athletes did Saturday still is highly unusual. “There’s 150 meets a year in 40 different states,” Schmidt said, noting some of the larger meets have over 300 athletes. “We’re still talking about thousands of athletes.”

Los Angeles fouled Curry, who missed both free throws. Green grabbed the rebound as the buzzer sounded, touching off a confetti-filled celebration throughout the gold-shirt wearing sellout crowd of 19,596, which packed an unusually warm Oracle Arena that rocked and roared throughout. “It was one of those hustle games. Give them credit. I thought they came up with just enough plays to beat us,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. Jamal Crawford scored 19 points, and Barnes had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Clippers, who are trying to win just their third playoff series since Sterling bought the franchise in 1981. Clippers point guard Chris Paul appeared hampered by the strained left hamstring that has bothered him all series. He crouched down and held his knees during stoppages, often wincing in pain, and trainers also worked on his left hand. He finished with nine points, eight assists and five rebounds. Golden State shot 39.3 percent, while the Clippers were held to 36.8 percent. “We understand the journey,” Crawford said. “It won’t be easy, but we feel like we’re in a good position. We’re at home and we’ll be ready.” With the stakes higher than they’ve been all season, the teams traded blows in a fast and physical game that often featured more fouls than flamboyant plays. O’Neal appeared to take the worst one, spraining his right knee when Glen “Big Baby” Davis lowered his shoulder and crashed into him while going for a rebound in the second quarter. O’Neal lay in pain until

he limped to the locker with the help of teammates. O’Neal, who is scheduled to have an MRI exam, hopes to play in Game 7. “Anything short of God coming back and rapture, anything short of that, I will play,” he said. Green filled the void for a Warriors front line already missing two centers, including starter Andrew Bogut, who has sat out the series with a fractured right rib. Green’s physical play inside highlighted a game that officials had to constantly control. The teams combined for 31 fouls in the first half and 52 for the game. Griffin and J.J. Redick, and Golden State’s David Lee all fouled out in the fourth quarter. The teams kept things just as close on the scoreboard as on the court. Los Angeles led 5148 at the half, while the Warriors went up 70-67 through three quarters. The Warriors began to pull away when Iguodala hit a corner 3-pointer in front of the Clippers bench, falling to the floor after drawing Griffin’s sixth foul with 2:31 to play. Iguodala strutted down court and gave a low-hand slap to Green as the crowd roared to its feet with Golden State up 96-89, but the celebration would have to wait.

in when they were unfocused,” King said. “We had a couple of mistakes that shouldn’t have happened, but that’s something we can work on.” Shaginoff added Kenai’s only other run at the top of the third when she stole home on a hit from Quartly that resulted in an out. Soldotna scored three runs in the fourth inning on a Kingrey hit that brought Kayla Bauter in, then a Schneider double that brought Prior and Hanna home. At the top of the fifth, Prior breezed through Kenai’s batters with a three-and-out performance that lasted less than five minutes. Cobb and Prior each added singles in the fifth inning that helped ice the game.

innings with six hits and six earned runs, while McKi Needham went three innings with seven hits and three earned runs. Ketchikan scored the game’s first run in the bottom of the second, but Homer responded the next inning with a steal of home plate from Maggie LaRue. But the big inning from the Kings came in the third, when Ketchikan scored five times. Amy Boegler smacked a double that scored Lexi Biggerhoff and Felicia Ruaro, and Martha Bullock added another double that brought in Boegler and Jazmyn Nedzwecky, resulting in a 5-1 lead for the Kings. Homer coach Bill Bell said he thought Thursday’s opening game was the best his squad had played all year, but one bad inning led to a land rush of errors that kept the Kings in scoring position. From there, Ketchikan added a run in the fourth inning and two in the sixth to ice the game.

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ATLANTA — David West led Indiana on a 16-4 run to end the game, extending the season for the top-seeded Pacers. Trailing 3-2 after losing at home for the second time in the Eastern Conference series, Indiana was poised for an early summer when the Hawks pushed out to an 84-79

Thirteen hits determined Homer’s fate as the Mariners lost to the reigning state runnerups Thursday in the first game of a doubleheader with Southcentral teams. The doubleheader loss leaves Juneau-Douglas 17, Homer 1 the Mariners with a unexpected 0-7 season record. The second game of the day Pam Jantzi took the loss for the Mariners was even more on the mound, pitching 2 1-3 lopsided. The Crimson Bears

The three didn’t even come through the same program. While Hallford achieved his success by basically living at The Fitness Place in Soldotna, Johnson and Castellano were discoveries of Baker at Kenai Central. Last year, Castellano was doing shot put and discus for the track team, when she was sent upstairs to lift with Baker. “I’ve been lifting with him ever since,” she said. Powerlifting is now her sport. She did not go out for track this year. “She is one of those kids that if you ever look at her, you’d immediately understand her genetics are bent toward doing whatever she wants to do strengthwise,” Baker said. “She’s incredibly gifted.” Most strength athletes achieve personal records, then must back off a bit before going for a new high. “She works out one time and she gets stronger,” Baker said of Castellano. “She sets PRs every time.” Her first competition was February in Fairbanks. “At the end of that meet in Fairbanks, I told her and her mom, ‘You can go the distance in this sport. I hope you stick with it. You are off the charts,’” said Schmidt, who has won a national age-class championship, and competed nationally or internationally five times. After that meet, Schmidt, of Anchorage, started programming workouts for Castellano, and also uses video to critique her form. C C


Baker said that in 17 years of working with high school athletes, he had never had an athlete with the talent of Castellano. Imagine his surprise when Johnson showed up in his room this year. “I’ve never had one,” he said. “Now I have two.” In fact, having two talents nearly kept Baker from figuring out how talented the two are. “With what they are doing in the back squat, I never realized it is unheard of,” Baker said. “I started talking around to my connections in the CrossFit community, and I realized, ‘Holy cow. Girls don’t do that.’” That also is the reason both girls barely missed bench press records. Baker said bench press is not commonly done in CrossFit because it is not a really functional lift. “I never really taught them how to do it until the last couple of months,” Baker said. Johnson started CrossFit five months ago, and was talked into doing the Saturday competition by Castellano just a week or so before the event. “I honestly can’t believe I did that,” she said of setting the squat record. “It still hasn’t set in that I did that.” Johnson has been doing competitive cheerleading for four years. She said she is sticking with that, as well as CrossFit. But she notes those two sports roll in well with powerlifting. “Each sport will make me a more well-rounded athlete,” she said. Hallford started working out when

lead with just over 3 minutes remaining, cheered on by a raucous crowd. But, for the fourth time in this back-and-forth affair, the road team won. West seemed to make every big play down the stretch, scoring four straight points and forcing a huge turnover to begin the turnaround. West hit two more baskets in the final minute to wrap things up, finishing with 24 points. Game 7 is Saturday in Indianapolis. Paul George also scored 24 points for the Pacers, making four straight free throws to help finish off the Hawks, trying to become only the sixth No. 8 seed to knock off a No. 1 seed. Jeff Teague scored 29 points for Atlanta.

THUNDER 104, GRIZZLIES 84 MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Kevin Durant scored 36 points to break out of a slump, and Oklahoma City routed Memphis to force a deciding seventh game in the first-round Western Conference series. Russell Westbrook added 25 points for the Thunder, who haven’t been eliminated in the first round of the playoffs since 2010. They took control early with Durant scoring 14 points in the first quarter, led by 15 at halftime and never let Memphis get closer in the second half in the first game in the series ended in regulation since the opener. Durant also had 10 rebounds and made 14 of 15 free throws. Game 7 is Saturday night in Oklahoma City. Marc Gasol had 17 points and Zach Randolph 16 for Memphis. Guard Mike Conley strained his right hamstring, briefly returned and left for good with 8:48 left. scored six runs in the bottom of the first inning, two in the second, and ended the game with a mercy ruling after nine runs in the third. Juneau provided some heavy hitting, as Andrea Gordon hit 4 for 4 with three runs and three RBI, Gracie Meires hit 3 for 3 with three runs and two RBI, and Sophie Hultberg went 2 for 2 with three runs and five RBI. Homer got four hits, as McKi Needham went 2 for 2. Maggie LaRue and Larsen Fellows each added a hit as well. McKi Needham started the game pitching for Homer and gave up eight hits and seven earned runs, and Jantzi pitched the final two outs with seven hits and nine earned runs. Like the earlier game with Ketchikan, Homer took the early 1-0 lead when LaRue scored on an error from second baseman Erica Maiquis. From there, Juneau scored on a double from Meires that brought in Gordon to tie the game. Meires then broke the tie on a walk to home with the bases loaded with Needham pitching. Hultberg followed that with a double that scored two more runs, and the rout was on.

he was 12 or 13 years old. He said he always did it for a hobby, but then he took it to the next level and started competing against others. He did a bodybuilding show in October 2013, and from there was talked into doing the powerlifting meet. Schmidt has served as his coach, programming his workouts and reviewing his lifts via video. Hallford said he is at The Fitness Place for two or three hours seven days a week. “Zach is the real deal,” Schmidt said. “That squat was the real deal. He put a lot of hard work into that.” Schmidt said that Hallford can powerlift at the international level, but for now Hallford will do bodybuilding and powerlifting. “I like having a lot of strength, but I also like having abs and muscle definition and all that,” Hallford said. The next step for all three is the USAPL Raw Nationals from July 17 to 20 in Colorado. Schmidt also said he would like to grow powerlifting at the high school level in Alaska. Next year, he would like to hold a state championship, and due to the talent on the Peninsula, he could even see that meet being held on the Peninsula. “This shows what happens when you set your standards high and don’t stop trying until you get your goal,” Johnson said. “A way to stay humble is you are never the best. “None of us is by far the best. We have a cool label we hold, but we can always strive to be better.”






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have a few questions, but one of them isn’t “What is life all about.” If you live on the Kenai Peninsula, you don’t have to ask that one. You know life is all about fishing. Do fish ever sleep? If so, how do they get the job done in the Kenai River in July, with powerboats running up and down, day and night, and with people pulling them out of the water, measuring them and posing them for photos? Wouldn’t they be better off if they could rest when they’re tired? Come to think about it, we humans don’t get a lot of rest in July. Why should the fish be better off than us? Around here, the most-asked question is “Where’s the fish?” Evolutionists claim that terrestrial life came from the sea. If humans evolved from fish, as some scientists say, why do fish still exist? On the other hand, evolution might explain what has happened to king salmon runs in recent years. The kings evolved, and they’re no longer salmon. Maybe they’re now monkeys, on their way to becoming humans. No wonder they haven’t come back. Stifle your scoffing, please. This theory may sound wild, but it’s more likely than some that are making the rounds. What is Victoria’s Secret? I’ve spent a considerable part of my life thumbing through those catalogs, carefully scanning them for any clue, but I keep coming up with nothing. Not that I’m tired of looking. I’m hoping the secret is a fly pattern that sockeye salmon will like, so I won’t have to keep flogging the water, trying to snag them in the mouth. Another question that I’ve been asking for years is who put the bop in the bop shoo bop shoo bop? Nobody will admit to doing it. It’s like finding out who put northern pike in a Kenai Peninsula lake. When animals get depressed, do they ever consider suicide? Put yourself in, say, the position of a wolf on the Kenai Peninsula. Not only do you have a serious infestation of lice, but trappers and hunters want to kill you. Peninsula moose numbers are dwindling because of poor habitat, so you rarely eat moose anymore, but you’re always getting blamed. You’re thinking things couldn’t get worse, but then a trapper snares the one female in your pack, and she was your sole reason for getting up in the morning. Would you consider ending it all? If so, how? Banks aren’t loaning money to little piggies who want to build brick houses in Alaska, so going down the chimney of a little piggy’s house is out. Would it occur to a wolf that an easy way out might be to walk across the Sterling Highway in summer? Wolves might think they have it tough, but how would a Kenai River “trophy” rainbow trout go about committing suicide? Most other fish can end their lives simply by grabbing the first hook that comes along, but regulations require that large, Kenai trophy “bows” must be harmlessly released. Imagine the frustration and despair of one of See PALMER, page C-2

Kasilof archer hits her mark Photos courtesy DiPaolo family

Above: Abby Dipaolo practices for a recent tournament at her home in Kasilof. Right:Abby DiPaolo poses next to her target from the from the 2013 State Indoor 5 Spot Tournament. The sideways arrow actually hit another arrow and pierced the vein of the arrow.Indoor 5 Spot Tournament. The sideways arrow actually hit another arrow and pierced the vein of the arrow.

By JOEY KLECKA Peninsula Clarion

At only 12 years old, Kasilof’s Abby DiPaolo has already compiled an impressive resume in the sport of archery. Competing at the Alaska State Indoor Archery Tournament in late January and the Northwest Sectionals in early March, DiPaolo hit the bull’s-eye in both and brought home the gold in her division. At the state tournament, DiPaolo scored 549 points out of a possible 600 over the course of two days, getting 276 the first day and 273 the second. Points are tallied using a 5-4-3-2-1 system, with a perfect bull’s-eye shot

gathering five points, and the outermost ring netting just one point, and DiPaolo’s scores were good enough to win. “It’s definitely my best performance,” DiPaolo said. “Seeing the medals you get when you win, it makes me try harder.” It only got better for DiPaolo at the Northwest Sectionals. The competition includes archers from Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, and she took the top prize among all others in the freestyle division. DiPaolo scored 274 and 283 over two days to total 557, her career best. On the second day, DiPaolo hit the bull’s-eye on 43 out of the 60 targets See MARK, page C-2

5 recreational activities to explore before tourists arrive By DAN BALMER Peninsula Clarion

Now that the calendar has rolled over to May and the days have grown longer, the great outdoors is beckoning to be explored. Don’t let pesky mosquitoes or a hectic work schedule slow down the Alaskan adventurous spirit. With schools nearing summer vacation and droves of recreational vehicles nearly descending on the Kenai Peninsula with Memorial Day only three weeks away, the time to explore all the great

activities here at home is now. Weather it is hiking, camping, kayaking, fishing or bird watching, here are five family activities to consider on the Kenai Peninsula. Hiking The list of recommended hikes in the area is far too many to number. For those looking for a combination of a climbing hike and views of wildlife and mountainous scenery, try Slaughter Gulch Trail outside of Cooper Landing. Travel east from Mile 48 on the Sterling Highway, cross the bridge at

the outlet to Kenai Lake. About 0.2 miles east of the bridge, find the intersection with Bean Creek Road. Immediately east of that, a short unmarked dirt road departs the north side of the highway and ends at the start of the Slaughter Gulch Trail. The first part of the trail is broad and easy to follow. It begins at an altitude of about 500 feet and climbs gently through spruce and birch along a small creek. Then the trail continues with a series of switchbacks and a steep climb for the first 1.3 miles. Hikers come to a bluff that over-

looks Kenai Lake and makes for a good stopping point to take in the view over a picnic. Slaughter Gulch Trail is an annual favorite for the Kenai Peninsula Outdoors Club. Camping/Canoeing/Fishing The Kenai Wildlife Refuge has 14 cabins available for reservation on a first-come, first-served basis all across the refuge. Gary Titus, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge ranger said all the cabins offer a unique wilderness experience. In the central peninsula, Dolly See FIVE, page C-2

Spring migration comes to the Kenai Peninsula


eriodically, even through the cold of winter, I drive into Boat Launch Road at the Port of Kenai to use the wildlife viewing platform. It’s a convenient vantage point from which to search the Kenai Flats for signs of bird life. At noon on March 22, at the tailend of an incredibly mild winter and a series of warm, sunny afternoons, I climbed the viewing platform and was rewarded by finding five Northern Pintail ducks among the 50 or so exceptional Mallards that had overwintered there. Those five migrant ducks marked the end of my personal winter as they were true harbingers of spring, Photo by John Morton, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge the long-awaited vanguard of spring Greater White-fronted, Lesser Snow and Canada Geese, and a few ducks migration. What begins as a trickle soon be(Northern Pintail, Mallard, Green-winged Teal) flock together on the Kenai comes a torrent. Only five days later Flats. C


R efuge N otebook Toby B urke 300 gulls spiraled high over Cook Inlet and descended toward the mouth of the Kenai River. The next day 2,000 gulls occupied the colony across from the Port. Their numbers will be steadily augmented until the end of April when no less than 35,000 raucous gulls occupy that crowded piece of real estate. In sharp contrast to last year’s record cold spring and delayed migration, this spring migration has commenced unusually early. The central

Kenai Peninsula’s first spring migrants, Mallards, typically arrive the first week of April. Gulls are usually right behind, arriving about a week later. By mid-April, dabbling duck numbers are building rapidly and the first geese start to appear followed by Sandhill Cranes. At that time, Greater Yellowlegs are the first shorebirds to arrive with Black-bellied and Golden Plovers right behind them. In late April, raptors such as Osprey, Northern Harriers, Red-tailed and Roughlegged Hawks, Peregrine Falcons, and Golden Eagles typically appear in modest numbers. By early May passerines, including most songbirds, begin to occupy area forests. The nuptial songs of AmeriSee REFUGE, page C-2





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Boy Scouts get new regional camp, thanks to gift By DENNIS WEBB The Daily Sentinel

DOTSERO, Colo. — A gift from the widow of renowned adventurer Steve Fossett will help enable Boy Scouts from around the region to enjoy high-country adventures at a new summer camp east of Glenwood Canyon and north of Dotsero. The Steve Fossett Spirit of Adventure Base Camp will be the first summer camp operated by the Western Colorado Council of the Boy Scouts of America in 15 years. The camp will operate from June 15 through Aug. 2 this summer, with a capacity of 150 scouts per week. It will be located at the Anderson Camp, which operated summer camps from 1962 to 2012 near the con-

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these noble, elderly trout, having lived a full and satisfying life, now suffering from countless angler-inflicted injuries, trying to end its suffering, only to find itself being “played” again and again, worn to a frazzle, photographed and then released to suffer still more. What’s a fish to do? If fish could talk, what

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Varden Lake Cabin is located at the far end of Dolly Varden Lake and most easily reached by a 20-minute canoe ride from the Dolly Varden Lake Campground along Swanson River Road, about 12 miles from Sterling. The 16-by-18 foot cabin has two bunk beds, a table with benches, a wood stove for heat and sleeps four. Outside there is a campfire ring and an outdoor toilet. Visitors will need to bring food supplies with them and refuge rangers recommend boiling lake water before consumption. At the end of the stay all garbage must be hauled out. The lake is also a popular trout fishing spot, Titus said. Dolly Varden Lake has a “no-wake” zone restriction so traveling by canoe or kayak is the safest bet to get there. Titus said guests should be sure to bring life-vests and exercise safety when on the water. Guests should bring extra food with them in the event they end up staying longer than expected, he said. “Let people know where you are going,” he said. “All the cabins in the area have something great to offer. Make sure to plan ahead.” Occupancy of refuge cabins is by permit only. The cost for a historical cabin is $35 while new cabins cost $45 per party, he said. To make a cabin reservation, visit www.recreation. gov and search for “Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Cabins” or call a representative at 1-877-444-6777. Titus said he is available if anyone has specific questions about cabin rentals and can be

Fossett was an Eagle Scout and part-time resident of Beaver Creek in Eagle County who set numerous records including the first solo nonstop aroundthe-world flight in a balloon. His many other exploits included reaching the summits on

the highest peaks of six of the seven continents, swimming the English Channel and completing the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii and the Iditarod sled dog race in Alaska. He died in an airplane crash in 2007.

Fossett’s widow, Peggy, donated $50,000 to establish the Boy Scout camp in her husband’s name, and has committed to match an additional $50,000 in donations as a challenge grant. The Western Colorado Council has an exclusive fiveyear lease on Anderson Camp. It will offer a full-service dining hall, cabins for camp staff, rappelling from cliffs and a tower, corrals and a shooting range. It also will build 32 teepees where Scouts will sleep. Scouts ages 11 and up also

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“It’s a big difference because the target gets a lot smaller,” DiPaolo said. “When you’re at 10 yards you can see, but you can barely see the target at 20 yards.” DiPaolo said she recorded a single-day score of 292 from 10 yards out in 2013, but when the distance of the target is taken into consideration, the 283 she managed from 20 yards in the Northwest Sectionals was more impressive to her. Add in the fact that she was among the youngest in her age group, it made for a pretty impressive moment. “It’s pretty cool to beat the older girls,” she said. “I think it’s a lot better. Last year was too easy for me with 10 yards. Twenty yards is a better challenge.” Practice makes perfect. That’s the philosophy that Abby and her father, Lenny, adopted

over the last year. The family made use of the shooting range at Wilderness Way in Soldotna to practice as much as possible, and even had a place at home to hone their skills. “She could take it as far as she wants,” Lenny said about his daughter’s success. “Right now we’re just having fun with it.” Because of the nature of the competition, in which contestants send in their two-day results from different locations around the state, it is not immediately clear who won and where everyone else placed. The results from the state tournament took over two weeks to show up, according to Lenny DiPaolo. But when they finally did come through, the reaction was instant excitement. “I thought it was really cool because I didn’t actually think I

‘Our Scouts have been scattered in camps across the country every summer because there has not been an option here on the Western Slope, so this is a homecoming of sorts.’ — Mark Switzer, Scout executive fluence of the Colorado River and Sweetwater Creek. “Our Scouts have been scattered in camps across the country every summer because there has not been an option here on the Western Slope, so this is a homecoming of sorts,” said Mark Switzer, Scout executive and chief executive officer of the Western Colorado Council. “The Steve Fossett Spirit of Adventure Base Camp will provide Scouts the opportunity to enjoy a firstclass camp close to home.”

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using her Hoyt Ruckus bow. It would they ask? Why can’t we gave her the title in the freestyle all just get along? Would it kill division, which is considered the upper echelon of the touryou to have two days a week nament hierarchy. She had to of drift-boat-only fishing on beat out five other girls — most the Kenai? What’s it going to from Outside states — to win. take to limit the number of Ke“I had a bunch of classes nai River fishing guides? Does where I practiced a lot more,” everything have to be about she said. how much money and jobs fish Last year, DiPaolo finished can generate? Kumbaya? third out of eight contestants in I have lots more questions. the Cub Female Freestyle diviWhy is it that all good things sion, which is for archers 11 have to end? and under. This year, she made the big Les Palmer can be reached step up to the Youth division, at which is contested by archers ages 12 to 14, and also sees the reached during business hours targets pushed out to twice the distance — from 10 yards to 20 Monday-Friday at 262-7021. yards. Bird watching While the Kenai Birding Festival kicks off Thursday, May 15, for those who cannot wait Homer’s 22nd Annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival starts May 8 and runs until May 11. Continued from page C-1 Robbi Mixon from the Homer Chamber of Commerce said events will take place all over can Robins, Varied Thrushes, town with guest speakers, mu- Ruby-crowned Kinglets, and sical performances and art gal- Dark-eyed Juncos are ubiquilery openings. Reduced price tous across our local landscape. boat trips are offered for visi- Migrant diving ducks and tors to get out and see wildlife Short-eared Owls also appear by this time as well as Trumon the bay, she said. With all the recent sunny peter Swans awaiting ice-out weather, Mixon said tourists on their nesting lakes. By mid-May the floodgates have already descended upon Homer and the Shorebird Festi- of spring migration are wide val serves as the opening of the open as loons, grebes, shoretourist season with shops and birds, terns, and sparrows restaurants on the Homer Spit populate our area. In late May, opening earlier than the Memo- warblers and swallows descend en mass, Swainson’s and Grayrial Day weekend. “I have seen more and cheeked Thrushes arrive, and more confused people walking our first flycatcher — the Westaround Safeway,” she said re- ern Wood-Peewee — lets us ferring to tourists. “For us that know that the last migrants are is a big indicator that summer not far behind. By the conclusion of the first is here.” Also planned during the week of June, all of our late weekend is the Shorebird arrivers such as Blackpoll and Showdown Disc Golf Tour- Yellow Warblers, and Olivenament, taking place on the sided and Alder Flycatchers are private Moose Pretzel course finally here, on territory and in and Jack Gist Park. A Bird- full song. Accordingly, by miders Beer Bash is another event June, area biologists are ready that will take place May 9 at to begin their annual breeding Land’s End Resort at the end bird surveys. Spring migration in our of the Spit. area, from beginning to end, is Last year more than 1,000 people attended and this year approximately nine weeks in Mixon said she expects even duration. Kenai National Wildmore. Tickets for the festival life Refuge trails provide some cost $19.50 that will give peo- of the best venues to enjoy our ple access to sign up for more area’s songbirds. Though these events. For more information, birds are more frequently heard contact Robbi Mixon at shore- then seen in their preferred wooded habitats, an early ing walk in June at the height of Reach Dan Balmer at daniel. their nuptial song will not appoint and can yield upwards

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‘I encourage you to participate in the Kenai Birding Festival on May 15-18. Contact the Refuge, Kenai Watershed Forum, or the Keen Eye Birders for more information. Don’t let spring migration pass you by!’ — Toby Burke of two dozen singing species. The Refuge’s Keen-Eye and Centennial Trails are not far from downtown Soldotna and are highly recommended for this purpose alone. Tens of thousands of migrating ducks, geese, cranes, shorebirds, and gulls pass through the Kenai Flats from mid-

April to mid-May. They can be viewed well from Sea Catch Drive, Bowpicker Lane, Bridge Access and Boat Launch Roads — each providing a front row seat. An unforgettable eagle’s eye view can be obtained from the bluff at the public parking lot at end of Spur View Drive near the Kenai Senior Center. If

will be able to participate in nearby activities including mountain biking, orienteering, backpacking and mountain climbing. Glenwood Adventure Co. will provide professional guides for activities including whitewater rafting, kayaking, horseback riding and ATV excursions. Steve Beckley, an Eagle Scout and the father of two Boy Scouts who with his wife Jeanne owns Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, was instrumental in making the deal happen.

was going to place first,” Abby said. “It took so long to come in, and I came home one day and my dad told me I won, and I was like, really?” Abby, who put in her performance at Black Sheep Archery Club in Anchorage, wasn’t the only DiPaolo to score high. Lenny competed in the adult bowhunter freestyle division and took sixth place out of 17 others in the state tournament, and was 12th out of 26 at the Northwest Sectionals. It must run in the family. “I guess the practice paid off for both of us,” Lenny said. “As far as concentration and shooting a good score, it all came together for her. The big part of it is nerves, and competing against herself.” Joey Klecka can be reached at

you haven’t yet witnessed the pandemonium of 50,000 birds vocalizing and flying in all directions when Bald Eagles disturb them from overhead, then you really need to get out more (to the Flats). It is a spectacle that must be experienced firsthand. I encourage you to participate in the Kenai Birding Festival on May 15-18. Contact the Refuge, Kenai Watershed Forum, or the Keen Eye Birders for more information. Don’t let spring migration pass you by! Toby Burke is a Biological Technician at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. For more information on the Refuge visit or http://









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GREAT FISHING HOLE!!! 1.74 acre lot on the Kenai River, right below the Keys at the end of Fisherman’s Road. Nice secluded area with lots of trees.Perfect spot for a lodge, cabin, or your recreational dream home. Excellent salmon and trout fishing! MLS# 13-8500 $169,900

N. FORK ANCHOR RIvER 5 acres. Catch trout in your back yard! A nice spot for your recreational cabin or home on a hill overlooking the North Fork of the Anchor River! MLS# 13-3668 $17,900

EAST MACKEY LAKE LOT 11.95 acres of prime lake front property. Great spot for your lakefront estate, lodge or cabins! Close to town, on a float plane size lake. Owner fInancing available. Two adjacent lots also for sale. MLS# 13-5403 $175,000

KASILOF RIvER 1.6 acres of prime Kasilof River frontage. Great fIshing and views. MLS# 13-9629 $75,000

KENAI RIvER LOT 1.02 acres. Mountain and river views! Close to the confluence of the Moose and Kenai Rivers. Seller will carry paper with 20% down. MLS# 13-11475 $230,000

HOMER .73 acres outstanding views! 3.5 miles east of Homer MLS# 12-7221 $80,000 BROWNS LAKE 6.23 acres close to Browns Lake, electric, pad, driveway MLS# 12-14531 $40,000 5 acres close to Browns Lake, electric on site MLS# 08-1640 $35,000 .96 – 1.09 acres 3 lots w/ owner finance MLS# 11-11696 $18,000 ea NINILCHIK 1.6 – 2.4 acres Four awesome lots! MLS# 13-12680, 81, 82, 83 $35,000 ea CLAM GULCH 1-3 acres 8 lots w/ owner finance MLS# 12-8737 starts at $11,500 ANCHOR POINT 9.39 acres 8 lots with owner financing MLS# 13-3922 starts at $9,900 STERLING 6.4 acres partially cleared, well in & nice little creek MLS# 13-4419 $119,000 2 acres nice, level lot off Scout Lake Loop MLS# 10-15608 $50,000 SOLDOTNA Limited commercial with road frontage MLS# 13-1085 $29,900 K-BEACH 5 acres outstanding lot off of Ciechanski MLS# 13-8495 $85,900 KENAI .46 acres in Kenai. MLS# 14-1914 $8,995 .34 acres in Kenai. MLS# 00-311581 $7,500 NIKISKI 1.48 acres beautiful, well treed, Barbara Lake access MLS# 13-13833 $12,500


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STUNNING VIEWS OF THE INLET & ALASKA RANGE! Elegant 4BR 3BA, 5-star rated custom home. 3-door garage/workshop, includes a 12’ door for your RV or boat.1.46 acres on LOW BLUFF off K-Beach Rd. Easy access to the beach. MLS# 13-13731 $549,000

SPACIOUS CUSTOm HOmE WITH A VIEW OF THE KENAI mOUNTAINS Open floor plan, 3 over sized bedrooms, 2 large bathrooms w/separate jet tub/shower & an enormous family room with a vaulted ceiling. Sit outside in the hot tub on one of the 3 decks. 30’ X 40’ heated shop, 12’ ceilings and a 10’ door gives you room for all the toys. 1.87 acres (also available w/2 adjoining lots total 3.74 acres. MLS# 14-2944) MLS#14-4785 $312,000


GREAT bUY ON THE KENAI RIVER Beautiful river property-view both directions. Like new 2 Bedroom home has attached shop/garage. MLS# 08-9174 $329,000


GREAT LOCATION! This 3 Bdrm / 2 Bath / 2 car garage ranch home is on a paved street with a paved driveway right in the heart of K Beach. Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings and newer appliances. Large deck, fenced yards and an awesome firepit! Seller is providing a 1 year home warranty!! MLS# 14-2900 $193,900

AFFORDAbLE KENAI RIVER HOmE Roomy 1 bedroom home built on top of a spacious 720 sf shop with a commanding view of the Kenai River below. Large 1.37 acre river property. MLS# 13-9147 $329,000

THE bLUFF HOUSE INN is the premier Bed and Breakfast in Ninilchik. A once in a lifetime opportunity to own this remarkable property. It’s a year round and very versatile business that has been very well taken care of and updated. Situated atop the bluff overlooking the mouth of Deep Creek and Cook Inlet, with stunning views of Mt Iliamna and Mt Redoubt volcanoes. MLS# 13-13786 $459,000

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Parks & Recreation Laborer Wage Range 5 $16.43/Hr. Non-Exempt The City of Soldotna has an immediate opening for a regular full-time Parks & Recreation Laborer in the Parks & Recreation Department. This position is responsible for performing regular and recurring tasks related to the operation and maintenance of Soldotna Sports Center and City Parks Facilities. The work may be assigned on a shift basis. Please review the complete job description on the City's website A City application must be submitted to Human Resources at Soldotna City Hall 177 N Birch St., by e-mail to, or by fax 866-596-2994 by 5p.m. on May 5, 2014. The City of Soldotna is an EEO employer

The Odom Corporation is currently hiring for a fulltime Driver Position. You are responsible for delivering and unloading products to customers. Drive truck over established route to deliver and sell products, collects money from customers, and makes change by performing the following duties. A CDL B is required. Please apply at - job requisition 14-0138


GRANTS & CONTRACTS/PAYROLL TECH Kenai Peninsula College is recruiting for a Grants & Contracts/ Payroll Technician at our Kenai River Campus in Soldotna. This successful candidate will be responsible for monitoring and administering restricted fund (grant) financial activities from proposal to post-award. Duties include proposal review, budgetary review, account setups, billing & reporting for KPC sponsored programs. This position is also serves as the Payroll Technician for KPC, including both our Soldotna and Homer campuses, as well as our Anchorage and Seward extension sites. The individual will be responsible for review of timesheets for completeness and accuracy as well as compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, and University policies and regulations. This individual will have frequent interaction with KPC Faculty, Staff and Students and must enjoy working in a fast paced work environment. Accuracy, attention to detail, good computer skills and outstanding communication skills are a must for this position. For more information and to apply for this position go to KPC's employment page at UAA is an AA/EO Employer and Educational Institution.


Purchasing Technician Kenai Peninsula College is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill this fulltime, 12 month per year staff position. Starting wage is $18.05 per hour with benefits and tuition waivers. The position begins May 2014. The successful candidate will be responsible for the acquisition of goods and services up to $10,000 for KPC, including both Soldotna and Homer campuses as well as the Anchorage Extension Site and Resurrection Bay Extension Site. This position reports to the Accounting Supervisor and requires the ability to efficiently respond to changing work needs and multiple priorities. Outstanding Communication Skills are a must, since this position interacts frequently with students, faculty, staff and vendors. For more information and to apply for this position go to KPC's employment page at UAA is an AA/EO Employer and Educational Institution

The successful candidate shall be responsible for assisting with many aspects of the general design and maintenance of the Cooperative's overhead, underground, distribution and transmission systems. This includes compliance with various utility standards, preventative maintenance programs, and system coordination of relaying and other protective equipment. Applications may be completed on line at . If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at (907) 235-3369 or HEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer; Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled. Recruiting will continue until a qualified applicant has been hired.

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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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Administrative Assistant CISPRI is seeking a professional individual to answer phones, greet and direct visitors, process purchase orders to accounts payable, perform numerous bookkeeping functions, coordinate meetings, assist with special events, technical writing, internal documentation, travel arrangements, assist personnel/members with administrative duties, and oversee all functions of the general office. The successful candidate must be able to work well within a team environment in addition to being self-motivated and task oriented. Excellent written and verbal communication skills will be vital to this position. The Administrative Assistant will report directly to the Accounting Supervisor.

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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.

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

Professional/Management Assistant Chief Emergency Services/ Small Station, Anchor Point Fire & Emergency Service Area, Anchor Point, AK. Under the general direction and supervision of the Chief, the Assistant Chief, Emergency Services is responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of administrative and management services as delegated, manages the emergency medical services program, and manages training of the Volunteer EMS/Fire and paid staff as delegated by the Chief. The Assistant Chief also aids the Chief with day-to-day procedures for fire department operations, with supervision of paid borough employees and with C the general operations of the department. The Assistant Chief serves as a member of the Y management, administrative and command teams. This is a full time administrative position; salary range $61,000 to $73,000 DOE. A detailed position description, including residency requirement, and instructions for applying on-line can be found at: default.cfm. Job closing: 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 30, 2014.



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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Kids are collateral damage in wife’s war on marriage DEAR ABBY: My wife and I both served in the military. When she returned from Egypt 19 months ago, she dropped a bomb on me, saying she didn’t want to be married anymore. She said she had settled for second best all her life and that’s what she had done with me. She went on to say she knows there’s someone better than me out there, and she’s going to find him. All the evidence points to an affair, which she denies — constant trips out of town, emails and phone calls. We are now living paycheck to paycheck. We have no more savings and I’m paying all the expenses when it comes to the kids. She retired a year ago and refuses to get a job worthy of her experience. The worst part is, our kids have suffered. We have been separated ever since she got back. She says our kids aren’t worth her trying to save our marriage. Our close friends and family are still shocked, but no one more than me. It has been a struggle, which almost caused me to have a breakdown. Everything I do now is to lessen the impact on our kids. What advice can you offer me? — TRYING TO COPE IN VIRGINIA DEAR TRYING TO COPE: Please accept my sympathy. Your marriage is over and you have to accept it. If you haven’t consulted a lawyer, you should do

it NOW to figure out what your responsibility — and HERS — will be to the children once your divorce is final. They should be cared for by the parent who is willing and able to give them stability, and the lawyer can help you determine this. From your description of your wife, that would be you, while she searches for someone she “deserves.” Abigail Van Buren Personally, I hope she finds him, because the way she has treated you has been brutal. DEAR ABBY: I’m a student in a community college. I enjoy the diversity of the students here; many are adults who are changing careers or getting the education they’ve always wanted. One woman in my class has a habit of bringing her toddler with her. I understand that sitters can be unreliable and child care is expensive, but this disrupts the class — and I know it distracts the mother, as well. She often has to get up mid-lesson when her child needs to

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Hints from Heloise information. Tonight: Make a call. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HH Others see you as closed-off. Ask yourself why this impression of you exists. You might be in the habit of being overserious and not even realize it. A friend will try to help you loosen up, but first you need to clear the air. Tonight: Enjoy a close conversation with a loved one. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH Allow others to run the show for now. You might want to take some time off to enjoy yourself. You could see the caring emerge once more in an old relationship. Sometimes you are too tired and withdrawn for your own good. Tonight: Out on the town. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHH You tend to pick up where others have slacked off. You might not be as sure of yourself as you normally are. Indulge a roommate or loved one later in the day, when you have more time. Make it OK to postpone plans for now. Tonight: Do what is best for you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHHH Holding you back on a Friday might seem close to impossible, yet a statement by a superior could stop you in your tracks. You understand your priorities and decisions. Make calls, and follow through on what is important to you. Tonight: Go to a favorite spot. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH Consider your priorities and what works for you. Family and your home life continue to be instrumental to your well-being. Do not minimize a needed expenditure. It is important to indulge yourself a little more than you have in the recent past. Tonight: At home.

Emergency clothes for kids Dear Heloise: I was going through my children’s clothes and was about to throw out several pairs of pants that had developed holes in the knees, since I didn’t think a thrift store would want clothing with holes. Then I remembered our school nurse lamenting the fact that she never had enough pants to put on the kids at school who had spilled on or soiled their pants and needed a clean pair. She was very happy to accept these pants to keep in the health office for these situations. I would encourage other parents to call their local elementary school to see if they also would be willing to accept clothing donations rather than throwing them out! — Carol, via email What a wonderful hint! I’m sure schools could use shirts, too! Call to see if they accept donations like this, or if the school has certain dress codes. They might not be the best, but anything is better than soiled clothes! — Heloise Travel hint Dear Heloise: The lack of humidity in New Mexico would cause me to have bloody noses and chapped skin. Since we were traveling, I did not have a humidifier, so I had to improvise. I would wet a hand towel, wring it out and hang it in the hotel room. In the morning, the towel would be mostly dry, and I would not have a bloody nose or dry skin. — Fernanda, via email I’ve done the very same, but I use a bath towel and drape it over the back of a chair. I know it may look silly, but it sure helps add some moisture to the room. Or fill the tub with about an inch of water, and that helps, too. — Heloise


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Sudoku is a number-placing puzzle based on a 9x9 grid with several given numbers. The object is to place the numbers 1 to 9 in the empty squares so that each row, each column and each 3x3 box contains the same number only once. The difficulty level of the Conceptis Sudoku increases from Monday to Friday.

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GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH You are a force to be dealt with, especially when facing a problem. You could feel overworked. You might want to push someone away who is negative. A friend who really cares about you will let you know that he or she supports you. Tonight: TGIF! Get the gang together. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Let go, and understand what is happening around you. You could be disappointed by a loved one’s response. Do not make a fuss over this issue. Know that an older friend or relative really admires the way you handle situations. Tonight: Hook up with a special person. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHHH Others like to be with you, but you might not have enough time to accomplish what you want. Retreat in order to get done what you must, and leave some free time for your friends. A call from a loved one at a distance will cheer you up. Tonight: Where the crowds are. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH Take a stand that is long overdue. You might want to look at a personal matter in a new way. Others might see you as cold or remote. Make an effort later in the day toward a friend or loved one. Once you do, the caring will flow once more. Tonight: Out till the wee hours. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH Take an overview of what is going on in front of you. You can’t underestimate the importance of a financial matter. You need to have a conversation with a key person who can give you some important

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use the restroom. I don’t want to step on toes or intrude in people’s personal lives, but college is no place for an unruly toddler. How can I handle this? — STUDENT IN NEW YORK DEAR STUDENT: I wholeheartedly agree with you that toddlers do not belong in college lectures where they distract the students. This is something that should be discussed with whomever is conducting the class, and if that doesn’t fix the problem, with the dean. P.S. Some colleges have baby-sitting facilities on campus.

Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Gemini. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, May 2, 2014: This year you draw in a lot of opportunities. Your normal circle of friends and advisers seem to give you less positive feedback than they have in the past. At least you will know that your choices will be yours and no one else’s. Take some time for yourself, and incorporate some kind of centering activity into your life. If you are single, be careful, as you could attract someone who is emotionally unavailable. Get to know a potential sweetie very well before committing. If you are attached, the two of you benefit from frequent weekends away as a couple. By summertime, you will act as if Cupid’s arrow has hit you once more. CANCER is a good friend, and he or she often picks up on what you don’t. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHHYou might feel overwhelmed by what you think you have to get done. You could work yourself into a tizzy if you are not careful. Do not sit on negativity for too long. Reach out to a friend who offers a different perspective. Tonight: Enjoy some time with your pals. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHH A loved one or dear friend could push you too far. This person has a history of giving you the cold shoulder and developing an attitude when you least can handle it. You could be overwhelmed, and your vulnerability might be high. Tonight: Vanish while you can.



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