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Friday-Saturday, May 30-31 Soldotna-Kenai, Alaska

Vol. 44, Issue 206

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Council accepts money for library

Question Who is your preferred candidate for U.S. Senate? n Mark Begich n Joe Miller n Dan Sullivan n Mead Treadwell n Other To place your vote and comment, visit our Web site at www. peninsulaclarion. com. Results and selected comments will be posted each Tuesday in the Clarion, and a new question will be asked. Suggested questions may be submitted online or e-mailed to

By KELLY SULLIVAN Peninsula Clarion

Coming up

Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion

Marty Rogers and Michael Hatfield debrief after getting off their 24-hour-plus shift on the Funny River Horse Trail wildfire Thursday at Kenai Peninsula College Residence Hall in Soldotna. The two were setting up unmanned drones that will use infrared radiation imaging to detect hotspots within the fire’s boundaries.





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Photo by Rashah McChesney/ Peninsula Clarion

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Correction In a Wednesday article titled “Rain helps slow fire” we misidentified a public information officer for the Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team for the Funny River Horse Trail wildfire in a pull-quote. His name is Jim Schwarber. The Clarion regrets the error.

Inside ‘As they have gained experience they are becoming more efficient’ ... See page A-5

KPC opens Residence Hall to firefighters By KELLY SULLIVAN Peninsula Clarion

A group of residents at the Kenai Peninsula College Residence Hall having been staying out all night and coming back long after dawn, while their neighbors are still sound asleep. The temporary tenants are Division of Forestry firefighters combating the Funny River Horse Trail wildfire on the night shift. The firefighters were originally set up in tents on the lawn outside the incident command center at Skyview High School, but the area’s bustling daytime activities made sleeping a challenge, said Associate Director of Residence Life Tammie WilSee HOST, page A-10

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Name Wildfire costs up released to $6.1 million in $187,695 trooper$2,804 involved Total: $6,160,241 handgun incident By RASHAH MCCHESNEY Peninsula Clarion

It has taken 10 days, 760 people and more than $6.1 million for firefighters to gain control of the spread of the Funny River Horse Trail wildfire. And, while plans are in place to begin phasing crews out of the area — at least four of the 17 fire crews will leave in the

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What does it cost?

The Soldotna City Council unanimously agreed to raise the amount of appropriations for renovations to the Joyce K. Carver Memorial Library from $30,000 to $42,000. The amount was changed after the Soldotna Library Friends informed City Manager Mark Dixson, in a memorandum from City Librarian Rachel Nash, that recent fundraisers reached $21,000, up from the previously calculated $15,000. Nash suggested the city put the money toward the Rasmussen Foundation challenge community grant that matches funds raised by a municipality of up to $100,000, open until June 30. The ordinance specifies the amount will go to purchasing furniture, fixtures and equipment. Following, the council adopted an ordinance allowing fishing in Centennial Park’s boat launch lagoon before July 1, and after Aug. 30 of each year. Parks and Recreation Director Andrew Carmicheal said this was to match a regulation put in place by the Alaska Board of Fish. Previously the lagoon had been closed year round to ensure the safety of anglers. Any person caught fishing in the lagoon between July 1 and Aug. 30 will be fined $100, according to the ordinance.

next few days — it is not yet clear when the fire will be manageable enough that operational crews can begin disassembling the massive logistical operation necessary to manage a 300 square mile wildfire that has threatened hundreds of homes and thousands of Kenai Peninsula residents. At its peak, on Saturday and Sunday fire operations See COSTS, page A-10

Indirect: includes lowboy transportation, misc equipment and water tenders Indirect: Medical rescue

Costs incurred by the Funny River Horse Trail wildfire through Thursday May 29. Information compiled from Alaska Incident Management Team data

At the end of the hearing, Judge Andrew Guidi said he couldn’t make a prediction on how or when he’d rule, but that he recognized the importance of the case to the public. Guidi said the two sides had a pretty good go at each other in court last summer, and he would be tasked with deciding whether the evidence from last summer was enough to say that there’s no issue of material fact, as the State has argued.

Alaska State Troopers have released the name of the trooper involved in the shooting near Cooper Landing on May 25. Trooper Kevin Gill responded to a report of a man with a gun standing along the Sterling Highway near Mile 55 outside of Cooper Landing at about 2:40 p.m., according to a police affidavit. After asking the man, identified as, Timothy Lange, 30, of Anchorage to put the gun down, Lange fired in the direction of Gill but missed him. Gill returned fire, but did not strike Lange, who then

See SUIT, page A-9

See TROOPER, page A-10

CIFF, ADFG argue for more information By MOLLY DISCHNER Morris News Service-Alaska Alaska Journal of Commerce

ANCHORAGE — A state judge heard oral argument yesterday about the lawsuit over 2013 management of Cook Inlet salmon fisheries. The Cook Inlet Fishermen’s Fund, or CIFF, sued the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in July 2013, asserting that fisheries managers did not follow Cook Inlet salmon management

plans appropriately in 2013, causing harm to commercial fishermen. At the time, CIFF asked for a preliminary injunction requiring Fish and Game to follow certain aspects of the Cook Inlet salmon management plans, and both sides argued the case in Anchorage Superior Court. Judge Andrew Guidi ruled that the injunction was not necessary, in part because a remedy was available if he later determined that managers had erred, and in part because he would simply be substituting the

court’s judgment for managers if he ruled in favor of changing their practices. ADFG has asked for summary judgment, which was the focus of oral argument yesterday. The state has asked the judge to uphold Fish and Game’s interpretation of the management plans in its motion for summary judgment; CIFF has opposed that. The fishermen’s fund asked the judge to at least allow the process to continue to discovery before making a decision. C




By DAN BALMER Peninsula Clarion





A-2 Peninsula Clarion, Friday, May 30, 2014

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24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. 0.08" Month to date ........................... 0.62" Normal month to date ............. 0.84" Year to date .............................. 3.53" Normal year to date ................. 3.91" Record today ................. 0.47" (1980) Record for May ............. 2.77" (1966) Record for year ............ 27.09" (1963)

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Valdez Kenai/ 53/44 Soldotna Homer

Cold Bay 47/36


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6 Native corporations to fight oil tax structure ANCHORAGE (AP) — Six Alaska Native corporations have pledged at least $500,000 to fight efforts to repeal the state’s new oil tax structure. The coalition, “No One on One,” is joining other businesssupported organizations in opposing the referendum, scheduled for the August primary ballot. Another group, the oilindustry backed “Vote No on One,” has reported raising at least $9.5 million. The coalition includes Arctic Slope Regional Corp., Cook Inlet Region Inc., Doyon Ltd., NANA Regional Corp., Bristol Bay Native Corp. and Bering Straits Native Corp. Some of the corporations have substantial oil-field business, the Anchorage Daily News reported ( ). Wednesday’s announcement was held at a fabrication shop owned by a subsidiary of Arctic Slope Regional Corp. Representatives of all six corporations say the tax cut is promoting more jobs and oil industry investment. They say their shareholders are benefit-

Oil Prices Not available

Thurs. Stocks Company Final Change Agrium Inc............... 89.52 -0.21 Alaska Air Group...... 99.41 0 ACS...........................1.83 +0.04 Apache Corp........... 93.06 +1.30 AT&T........................ 35.39 +0.05 Baker Hughes.......... 70.68 +0.69 BP ........................... 50.65 -0.02 Chevron.................. 122.32 -0.20 ConocoPhillips......... 79.55 -0.02 ExxonMobil..............101.27 +0.21 1st Natl. Bank AK...1,735.00 -20.00 GCI...........................11.31 +0.06 Halliburton............... 64.00 +0.56 Harley-Davidson.......71.23 +0.08 Home Depot............ 79.90 +0.22 McDonald’s..............101.34 +0.85 Safeway................... 34.21 -0.02 Schlumberger......... 103.86 +1.99 Tesoro...................... 56.82 +1.40 Walmart................... 75.98 +0.45 Wells Fargo.............. 50.27 -0.17 Gold closed............1,256.30 -1.84 Silver closed............ 19.04 +0.01 Dow Jones avg..... 16,698.74 +65.56 NASDAQ................ 4,247.95 +22.87 S&P 500................1,920.03 +10.25 Stock prices provided by the Kenai Peninsula Edward Jones offices. C




ing. Tara Sweeney, senior vice president of Barrow-based Arctic Slope Regional Corp., said the group is an outgrowth of the 2010 effort to re-elect U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski as a write-in candidate. That effort involved regional and village corporations and the Alaska Federation of Natives. Sweeney said she hoped the other Native organizations would join the “vote no” effort.

The president of the Alaska Federation of Natives says that group doesn’t plan to take sides in the oil tax debate. A spokesman for Juneau-based Sealaska Corp. said it won’t join the coalition. Byron Mallott, a former Sealaska CEO who is currently a Democratic candidate for governor, plans to support the repeal effort. But he said he understands why the corporations

are opposing the referendum. “Those corporations that are supporting the ‘Vote No’ effort have strong ties to the oil industry in terms of work that they do in that industry,” Mallott told the newspaper in an interview. “It’s surely in their corporate interests to have the best relationships with the industry, and with the business community that supports, and is sustained by, the industry.”







Peninsula Clarion, Friday, May 30, 2014

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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 907-776-3745. 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 news@

Around the Peninsula


Green Grass: Lawn Maintenance and Care

Open house at Ninilchik library The Ninilchik Community Library is having an open house on May 30 from 4-7 p.m. Stop by to see what’s happening at the library and enter a drawing to win an 8-inch android tablet at 6 p.m.

Four farmers markets to choose from

With summertime on the way thoughts of picnic’s on the grass seem like a great idea. Is your lawn looking good and ready for the barefoot crowds? Perhaps you need to re-seed some spots or are wondering about fertilizer. Cooperative Extension Service has a FREE publication to help you with your lawn dreams. Establishing and Maintaining a Lawn in Southcentral and Interior Alaska will answer your questions and put you on the road to your fresh mown grass. Your local Cooperative Extension Service is your year round resource for a variety of topics, visit us today at: http://www.uaf. edu/ces/districts/kenai/ to find this publication and more or stop by and see us in the Doors and Windows Bldg. on K-Beach Road between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. We are “Learning for Life”.

Central Kenai Peninsula Farmers Market is on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. starting May 31 located at Soldotna, Kenai Spur Hwy and E. Corral. The Farmers Fresh Market operates on Tuesdays from 3-6 p.m. starting June 3 at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, Community College Dr. and K-Beach Rd. Kenai Saturday Market began on May 24 and runs on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Kenai Visitors Center, 11471 Kenai Spur Hwy. In Sol- Root Maggots, the Gardeners Bane dotna the Soldotna Wednesday Market is on Wednesdays from 10 Root Maggots, even the name makes vegetable gardeners a.m.-4 p.m. starting June 4 at the Peninsula Center Mall. scowl! But how to combat these garden pests? Cooperative Extension’s FREE publication Root Maggots in Alaska Home Gardens is a great way to start learning how to control these pests. Food Bank offers food safety course offered Your local Cooperative Extension Service is your year round reA certified food protection manager (CFPM) course will be of- source for a variety of topics, visit us today at: http://www.uaf. fered at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank on Saturday, May 31. The edu/ces/districts/kenai/ to find this publication and more or stop course is approximately 8 hours long and will begin at 8 a.m. The by and see us in the Doors and Windows Bldg. on K-Beach Road certification exam will be offered immediately after the course between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. We are “Learning for Life”. or can be scheduled for a later date, depending on your needs. The cost of the course is $165 plus Borough sales tax (3%) and includes the course handbook and the certification exam. Contact Mountain biking kickoff JTAK Food Safety at 907-398-2584 or at john@jtakfoodsafety. Tsalteshi Trails Association will hold a mountain biking seacom to get registered for this class. son kickoff at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 5, at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Celebrate off-road riding with a screening of the film “Arrival,” by Second Base Films, from the Vancouver InterLocal rowing group hosts beginners classes national Mountain Film Festival: “Step into our world as we bring Alaska Midnight Sun Rowing is sponsoring two learn-to-row you a raw look at the talents of the next wave of riders and phoworkshops on Mackey Lake. The 2-day, 5-hour course includes a tographers. Come face to face with our diverse styles as we take Friday session from 6-8 p.m. and a Saturday session from 9 a.m.– on new lines and new places!” noon, as well as one week of unlimited practices with the club. Admission is $20. (Includes one beer ticket. Additional beer Two sessions to choose from: May 30 and 31 or June 13 and from Kenai River Brewing available for purchase.) $10 for those 14. Cost for each session is $100. Special offer: Bring a teen to under 21, and $10 for TTA members. (Register for membership at the workshop for free! If you discover that you love to row, Alas- the event and get in for free!) For more information, visit www. ka Midnight Sun Rowing offers coached practices, competitive, “like” Tsalteshi Trails on Facebook or call Jenny at opportunities, and a great group of folks to row with. For more 394-6397. information:

Cardiac Support Group meeting slated The next meeting of the monthly Cardiac Support Group will be at CPH in the Redoubt Rm. from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 2. Denise Harro R.N., Coordinator for Cardiac Health and Rehabilitation will be our guest speaker. Denise will talk about blood pressure; the causes of elevated blood pressure, effects on arteries, heart and other organs and treatment options. Please bring your questions as Denise is knowledgeable will gladly answer them. We hope to see you there. Jeanette Rodgers; WomenHeart Champion and Facilitator Cardiac Support Group 262-5547 or 394-1785. Denise Harro, CPH Cardiac Rehab 7144728

Triumvirate Theater bookstore to close in June The Trimuvirate Group will be moving out of the Peninsula Mall, probably this summer. We have decided that the bookstore will close for good after Thursday June 5. In the meantime, we we’ll have a sale going on to reduce the number of books that will need new homes. All books are for sale at give-away prices. Folks are encouraged to buy in quantity and save more. We will be open from 12-6 p.m. Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.





Air Fair takes flight The 14th annual Kenai Peninsula Air Fair & Poker Run will be June 14. The event kicks off in the MARC Hangar at the Soldotna Airport with the EAA breakfast and Poker Run registration from 8-11 a.m. The activities move to the Kenai Municipal Airport from noon-3 p.m. for a barbecue and poker run prize presentation. Live music will be provided by Hobo Jim with a special Military Appreciation Ceremony beginning at 2 p.m. The Alaska Wing Commemorative Air Force will participate this year. The whole day is dedicated to aviation and aviation safety on the Kenai Peninsula. The public is invited to all activities. For information call 283-7951 or 262-4672

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Firefighters, locals deserve accolades for coming together It has become abundantly clear that this community appreciates the help and support given to us by the 700-something firefighters and logistic personnel who descended on the Kenai Peninsula this week. They’ve done an admirable job protecting us from the massive Funny River Horse Trail wildfire, and everywhere you look are messages of support for the firefighters. When residents along Funny River Road were evacuated, many left behind signs, coolers of water and other gifts for the men and women who risked their lives to protect homes of people they did not know. As the wind-driven wildfire expanded exponentially, so too did the number of people who came to put it out and we owe our health and safety to them. When authorities ordered a hurried evacuation of about 50 homes in Kasilof last Friday, they went door to door to make sure every resident knew the danger. The same happened when about 900 people were evacuated from a 15-mile stretch of Funny River Road —door-to-door checks help fire-wising property. It’s hard to speculate what would have happened had so many people not been on-hand to protect us from the now 192,000 acre wildfire —but we can rest assured that hundreds of people would have been without homes. Now, they just have a cool story and photos to show off from the time they had a near brush with a wildly burning natural disaster. We think the firefighters and the community deserve kudos for their treatment of the situation. While firefighters were working to keep the flames from burning neighborhoods along the Sterling Highway, Funny River Road and Tustumena Lake — the community offered shelter and donations to evacuees. We’ve heard reports of donations from businesses, people buying dinner for groups of firefighters, donations from grocery stores and strangers showing up to help move people and their valuables out of harms way. In fact, so many people left food and supplies for the firefighters that a widespread call to “stand-down” was passed around the community because there was too much food to go around. They had to ask us to refrain from being so generous. Several administrators and firefighters, including local Central Emergency Services and Kenai Fire Department personnel said they were proud of how well this community received the influx of people and showed them what hospitality looks like on the Kenai Peninsula. In a situation where residents felt helpless and out of control, they defaulted to trying to provide support to the people who swooped in to save the day and we think that speaks volumes about our communities. Thus far, no homes have been lost and there has been just one injury from a visiting firefighter who tweaked his knee in the field. We are lucky to have the resources available that we do and we’re happy to live in communities where our reputation as being overly-giving will precede us for many years to come.

States face concerns with Medicaid By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press

WASHINGTON — From California to Rhode Island, states are confronting new concerns that their Medicaid costs will rise as a result of the federal health care law. That’s likely to revive the debate about how federal decisions can saddle states with unanticipated expenses. Before President Barack Obama’s law expanded Medicaid eligibility, millions of people who already were entitled to its safety-net coverage were not enrolled. Those same people are now signing up in unexpectedly high numbers, partly because of publicity about getting insured under the law. For states red or blue, the catch is that they must use more of their own money to cover this particular group. In California, Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown’s recent budget projected an additional $1.2 billion spending on MediCal, the state’s version of Medicaid, due in part to surging numbers. State officials say about 300,000 more already-eligible Californians are expected to enroll than was estimated last fall. “Our policy goal is to get people covered, so in that sense it’s a success,” said state legislator Richard Pan, a Democrat who heads the California State Assembly’s health committee. “We are going to have to deal with how to support the success.” Online exchanges that offer subsidized private insurance are just one part of the health care law’s push to expand coverage. The other part is Medicaid, and it has two components. First, the law allows states to expand Medicaid eligibility to people with incomes up to 138 percent of the federal poverty line, about $16,100 for an individual. Washington pays the entire cost for that group through 2016, gradually phasing down to a 90 percent share. About half the states have accepted the

offer to expand coverage in this way. But whether or not a state expands Medicaid, all states are on the hook for a significantly bigger share of costs when it comes to people who were Medicaideligible under previous law. The federal government’s share for this group averages about 60 percent nationally. In California, it’s about a 50-50 split, so for each previously eligible resident who signs up, the state has to pony up half the cost. There could be many reasons why people didn’t sign up in the past. They may have simply been unaware. Some may not have needed coverage. Others see a social stigma attached to the program for those with the lowest incomes. But now virtually everyone in the country is required to have coverage or risk fines. That’s more motivation to come forward. “It’s not a bad thing that we are opening a door that should have been open before,” said Judy Solomon of the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, which advocates for the poor. The budget consequences are real. “Clearly we are going to need to do our best to make sure we are working within the budget we are given,” said Deidre Gifford, Rhode Island’s Medicaid director. States always expected that some previously eligible people would sign up, but Gifford said her state enrolled 5,000 to 6,000 more than it had projected. In Washington state, people who were previously eligible represent about one-third of new Medicaid enrollments, roughly 165,000 out of a total of nearly 483,000. But state officials say they are treating that as a preliminary number, and the true net increase may be lower once they factor in people who drop out of the program for a host of reasons, such as getting a job with coverage.

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‘Our policy goal is to get people covered, so in that sense it’s a success. We are going to have to deal with how to support the success.’ — Richard Pan, Democrat who heads the California State Assembly’s health committee Governors in California, Rhode Island and Washington state all strongly supported the health care law. Their outreach campaigns to promote sign-ups overall probably contributed to drawing out uninsured residents who already were entitled to Medicaid. But researchers also are seeing increased Medicaid enrollment in states that have resisted the health care law. A recent report from the market research firm Avalere Health found Georgia enrollment increased by nearly 6 percent. Montana saw a 10 percent rise and South Carolina 5 percent. A big exception is Texas, which has barely seen any increase. “Anyone who didn’t budget for this is going to be behind the eight ball,” Avalere CEO Dan Mendelson said. “It’s the kind of thing governors will want to discuss with the White House.” When the health care law was being debated in Congress, many states recognized they might face a problem if droves of already-eligible people joined Medicaid. States lobbied federal lawmakers — unsuccessfully — to get more money for that group, said Ray Scheppach, the former top staffer for the National Governors Association. “States are concerned about this,” he said. “It’s something they had been worried about right along.”










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Nation & World Around the World Generations argue and show the stormy public that el-Sissi faces after landslide CAIRO — “El-Sissi will leave no one wanting!” the 50-year-old shopkeeper in a Cairo slum barked when a younger man criticized the landslide victor of Egypt’s presidential election, former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. Their heated argument — even though both voted for elSissi — shows the stormy public sentiment the retired field marshal will confront, even after winning nearly 93 percent of the vote in this week’s election. El-Sissi faces not only opposition from Islamists, but also a generational divide. Many older voters embrace him. But among the young, ambitions for change have been unleashed since the 2011 ouster of autocrat Hosni Mubarak, and their expectations are low that another military man in power will fulfill them. El-Sissi’s Islamist foes, furious over his removal last summer of President Mohammed Morsi, boycotted the election, as did more secular revolutionary youth groups. Many balked at voting when the outcome seemed certain. The government managed to boost turnout to 46 percent by threatening fines for non-voters and by abruptly extending the vote to a third day. Some young voters backed el-Sissi, but with a sense of resignation and gloom over the future that could quickly turn to opposition.

Guard who left her post in NYC hot cell death case has a history of walking away





NEW YORK — A Rikers Island jail guard who investigators say left her post without permission as a mentally ill inmate lay dying in his 101-degree cell in February had been disciplined four years earlier for a similar infraction, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. Carol Lackner was accused in 2010 of leaving her post and leaving Rikers Island entirely without permission while working in a women’s section of the jail, according to the documents obtained through a public records request. That administrative charge was settled, her attorney says, when Lackner agreed to give up five vacation days. He said she was on a break when she left, which is nevertheless a policy violation. More recently, Lackner was suspended for 30 days following the Feb. 15 death of 56-year-old Jerome Murdough. A city corrections investigation found she abandoned her post in a mental health observation unit 20 minutes before the homeless ex-Marine was discovered unresponsive in his overheated cell. Murdough “basically baked to death” when he was left unchecked for at least four hours in a part of the jail that had a malfunctioning heater, a city official told the AP. While logbook entries indicate Lackner toured the area every half hour as required, she isn’t seen on video doing so, according to another city official. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not permitted to discuss specifics of the case.


Rebels down helicopter By PETER LEONARD and ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO Associated Press

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — In another devastating blow to Ukraine’s armed forces, rebels shot down a troop helicopter Thursday, killing at least 12 soldiers, including a general who had served in the Soviet army and was in charge of combat training. The loss underscored the challenge Ukrainian forces face in fighting a guerrilla-style insurgency that has proven to be an agile foe. Ukraine, meanwhile, announced that President-elect Petro Poroshenko will be sworn in June 7, less than two weeks after his overwhelming victory in special balloting that was hoped would ease tensions in the deeply divided country. Poroshenko has promised to negotiate with representatives in rebellious eastern Ukraine but also has vowed to uproot the pro-Moscow rebels who want the region to join Russia. The Mi-8 helicopter was downed on the outskirts of Slovyansk by rebels using a portable air defense missile, according to Oleksandr Turchynov, Ukraine’s acting president, in remarks to parliament in Kiev. Slovyansk, a city of 120,000 people, has become a focal point for the insurgency and has for weeks been encircled by Ukrainian troops. Turchynov said the helicopter was rotating troops into a checkpoint when it came under rebel fire. Among the dead was Gen. Serhiy Kulchytskiy, who the Interfax news agency said had once served in the Soviet army and was in charge of train-

‘They are shooting at us from grenade launchers. We hear explosions. The windows of our house are shaking. It is terrifying being here, because I am afraid for their lives. I have four children.’ — Olga Mikhailova, civilian ing Ukraine’s National Guard. White House spokesman Jay Carney said the U.S. hasn’t verified what happened in the incident, but he added that Washington is concerned because it indicates the separatists still have access to advanced weapons and are getting help from outside Ukraine, alluding to Russia. While Ukrainian forces may be better equipped that their opponents, fears the fighting could degenerate into brutal urban warfare have so far held authorities back from ordering an all-out assault. “It is extremely difficult to fight against guerrillas. You just cannot destroy them. They are not regular troops,” said Igor Sutyagin, a research fellow at the London-based Royal United Services Institute. “It’s the classic problem which Russia had in Chechnya and the United States had in Vietnam.” The Ukrainian government has been waging a military campaign in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions to try to put down the uprising by gunmen who have taken over public buildings and set up checkpoints. Dozens have been killed on both sides, including on Monday, when Ukrainian forces used fighter jets and helicopter gunships to dislodge rebels from the airport

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outside the city of Donetsk, the regional capital. In recent days, Ukrainian troops have been using mortars to try to retake Slovyansk, causing civilian casualties and prompting some residents to flee. The tactic has produced few immediate results other than deepening distrust toward the government in the city and instilling general fear. “They are shooting at us from grenade launchers. We hear explosions. The windows of our house are shaking,” said Olga Mikhailova, who said she was leaving Slovyansk for the safety of her family. “I have four children. It is terrifying being here, because I am afraid for their lives.” Russia’s Foreign Ministry denounced the use of aircraft and artillery against the rebels and demanded that Kiev end a “fratricidal war and launch a real political dialogue with all political forces and representatives of the regions.” It would be impossible to restore peace without Kiev halting the military operation against the rebels and withdrawing its troops, the ministry said. It urged the West to use its influence with Kiev to “stop Ukraine from sliding into a national catastrophe.” In an apparent bid to de-es-

calate tensions and avoid a new round of Western sanctions imposed after Moscow annexed the Crimean Peninsula in southern Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has ignored the appeal by the separatists to join with Russia. His spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said Moscow has agreed to send “humanitarian aid” to eastern Ukraine. Kiev condemns the insurgents as “terrorists” bent on destroying Ukraine and accuses Russia of fomenting the unrest. Russia denies that, saying it has no influence over the rebels, who insist they are only protecting the interests of Russianspeakers in the east. The Ukrainian offensive has been hindered by a lack of experience and poor communication among its troops — a mixture of soldiers, police, a newly formed National Guard and a number of often unaccountable volunteer battalions. “As they have gained experience, they are becoming more efficient. But this has been limited by lack of cooperation, organization and coordination between divisions,” said Mykola Sungurovskiy, a defense analyst with the Kiev-based Razumkov Center. Poor coordination was on display May 23 when an insurgent attack on a government checkpoint in the town of Volnovakha resulted in an airstrike that killed 16 soldiers in an apparent case of friendly fire. Disorganization plagues the rebels, too. Dozens of fighters from the insurgents’ Vostok Battalion briefly surrounded the separatists’ headquarters in Donetsk on Thursday in the most serious instance of infighting seen among the militants.





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Support falters as Eric Shinseki fights for his job By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Support for embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki eroded quickly Thursday, especially among congressional Democrats facing tough re-election campaigns, even as Shinseki continued to fight for his job amid allegations of delayed medical care and misconduct at VA facilities nationwide. Shinseki spoke privately with lawmakers and met with nearly two dozen veterans groups, assuring them that he takes the reports seriously and is moving swiftly to fix problems. On Friday, he is to address the National Coalition on Homeless Veterans, outlining his plans for corrections. A federal investigation of operations in the troubled Phoenix VA Health Care System found that about 1,700 veterans in need of care were “at risk of being lost or forgotten” after being kept off an official waiting list. While initially focused on Phoenix, the investigation described Wednesday by the VA Department’s inspector general found

broad and deep-seated problems in the sprawling health care system, which provides medical care to about 6.5 million veterans annually. The interim report confirmed earlier allegations of excessive waiting times for care in Phoenix, with an average 115-day wait for a first appointment for those on the waiting list — nearly five times as long as the 24-day average the hospital had reported. House Speaker John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said they were reserving judgment about Shinseki. But with the situation threatening to affect congressional elections in November, the chorus of lawmakers calling for his departure grew by the hour. Democratic Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine of Virginia, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Jeff Merkley of Oregon and New Mexico’s Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich all urged Shinseki to step aside. Eleven Senate Democrats have called for Shinseki’s resignation since Wednesday, when the VA inspector general report came out. All but Heinrich are on the ballot this fall. White House press secre-

‘Our performance measures have become our goals, not tools to help us understand where we needed to invest resources. We undermined the integrity of our data.’ — Thomas Lynch, administrator at Veterans Health Administration tary Jay Carney declined to say whether President Barack Obama still has full confidence in Shinseki, who has led the VA since the start of the Obama administration. The president is waiting for a full investigation into the VA before deciding who should be held accountable, Carney said. Rep. Steve Israel, the New York Democrat who chairs the party’s campaign committee in the House, called for a criminal investigation of the department by the Justice Department and said of Shinseki, “If his resignation is what it takes to fix the problem, then yes, he should resign.” And Dick Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, said that he re-

spects Shinseki, a former fourstar Army general who served in Vietnam but that the IG’s report “does really move us closer to that point where we have to question his leadership.” He said, “If this is what I think it is, it could mean we need new leadership.” The American Legion and dozens of Republicans have called for Shinseki to resign, including Jeff Miller of Florida, chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, and Richard Burr of North Carolina, senior Republican on the Senate veterans panel. Arizona’s two Republican senators, John McCain and Jeff Flake, also have called for Shinseki to step down. The congressional calls for Shinseki’s resignation were

mixed with criticism of a bonus system at the VA that has rewarded officials for meeting performance targets that proved to be unreasonable, including a maximum two-week waiting period for first-time appointments. VA guidelines say veterans should be seen within 14 days of their desired date for a primary care appointment. Lawmakers have called that target unrealistic and said basing employee bonuses and pay raises on it is outrageous. The target encourages employees to “game” the appointment system in order to collect bonuses based on ontime performance, lawmakers from both parties said at a hearing late Wednesday on the VA mess. “The last time I saw an example of this was Enron,” said Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas. “We all know what happened at Enron ... a flawed bonus system (was) driving bad behavior.” Enron, a now-defunct energy giant, tinkered with its books to boost corporate income while hiding underlying problems and bad deals. At the VA, the inspector general described a process in which schedulers ignored the

date that a provider or veteran wanted for an appointment. Instead, the scheduler selected the next available appointment and used that as the baseline, resulting in a false zero-day wait time. Thomas Lynch, an administrator at the Veterans Health Administration, an arm of the VA, said at the hearing that the bonus system had had an unintended negative effect. “Our performance measures have become our goals, not tools to help us understand where we needed to invest resources,” he told the House Veterans Affairs Committee. “We undermined the integrity of our data.” A VA official said Shinseki met with leaders of 23 military and veterans service organizations. Shinseki told the groups that the findings in the IG report were “reprehensible,” and said he has directed the agency to immediately contact each of the 1,700 veterans waiting for primary care appointments in Phoenix, the official said. Shinseki is expected to release results as soon as Friday of a system-wide audit of scheduling policy and practices.

Village protests rape, killings of Indian sisters By BISWAJEET BANERJEE Associated Press

LUCKNOW, India — Two teenage sisters in rural India were raped and killed by attackers who hung their bodies from a mango tree, which became the scene of a silent protest by villagers angry about alleged police inaction in the case. Two of the four men arrested so far are police officers. Villagers found the girls’ bodies hanging from the tree early Wednesday, hours after they disappeared from fields near their home in Katra village in Uttar Pradesh state, police Superintendent Atul Saxena said. The girls, who were 14 and 15, had gone into the fields because there was no toilet in their home. Hundreds of angry villagers stayed next to the tree throughout Wednesday, silently protesting the police response. Indian TV footage showed the villag-

ers sitting under the girls’ bodies as they swung in the wind, and preventing authorities from taking them down until the suspects were arrested. Police arrested two police officers and two men from the village later Wednesday and were searching for three more suspects. Autopsies confirmed the girls had been raped and strangled before being hung, Saxena said. The villagers accused the

chief of the local police station of ignoring a report by the girls’ father Tuesday night that the girls were missing. The station chief in Katra, 180 miles (300 kilometers) southwest of the state capital, Lucknow, has since been suspended. The family belongs to the Dalit community, also called “untouchables” and considered the lowest rung in India’s ageold caste system. Records show a rape is committed every 22 minutes in In-





dia, a nation of 1.2 billion people. Activists say that number is low because of an entrenched culture of tolerance for sexual violence, which leads many cases to go unreported. Women are often pressed by family or police to stay quiet about sexual assault, and those who do report it are often subjected to public ridicule or social stigma. India tightened its anti-rape laws last year, making gang rape punishable by the death penalty, even when the victim

survives. The new laws came after the fatal gang rape of a 23-year-old woman on a bus in New Delhi that triggered nationwide protests. Health workers, police and women’s rights activists say women and girls face the risk of rape and harassment when they go out into fields or bushes due to the lack of toilets in their homes. More than a half billion Indians lack access to toilets. A recent study said around 30

percent of women from poor families faced violent sexual assaults every year because they did not have access to a safe toilet. Last month, the head of Uttar Pradesh state’s governing party, the regionally prominent Samajwadi Party, told an election rally that the party was opposed to the law calling for gang rapists to be executed. “Boys will be boys,” Mulayam Singh Yadav said. “They make mistakes.”









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House Democrats’ campaign arm reserves $44M By PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press

WASHINGTON — House Democrats are ready to empty their deep pockets for television ads in their uphill climb to overtake Republicans as the majority party. Both sides’ Senate campaigns also started placing ad reservations with an eye on November. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Thursday began asking television stations in 36 districts to set aside broadcast and cable advertising time for the fall’s campaign blitz. The House spending comes to almost $44 million in advertising requests, or $1.2 mil-

lion per race. That’s the largest ever from the committee and the biggest so far this election year from a party-run campaign committee. Separately, Senate Democrats’ campaign machine booked more than $9 million in three states for fall ads. And Senate Republicans’ political committee also put down $2.1 million for ads in Colorado starting in September. The Associated Press obtained race-by-race budgets from party officials who insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss spending plans by name. The level of detail in the House spending plan telegraphs which races the Democrats plan

to spend money on, and when. The party committee cannot coordinate with allies at super political action committees, but operatives can point to public sources such as news stories to ensure outside groups are not missing races or wasting money on redundant ads. But the tactic comes with a risk. Republicans can now see when the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee plans to be on the air, and in which markets. For instance, the committee plans to spend $2.8 million on broadcast and cable ads in the Washington, D.C., media market between Oct. 21 and Nov. 4. Rep. Frank Wolf, a 17-term Republican, is retiring and

Democrats plan to compete in his Northern Virginia district, which is home to Washington surbubs. In all, the campaign committee plans to spend money in 19 districts to defend incumbent Democrats, mostly newcomers, and in 17 districts that are in Republican hands. That is a shift from 2010, the last nonpresidential campaign year. Then, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reserved $28 million in advertising time to defend 39 Democratic-held seats and to challenge just one GOP-controlled seat. The spending figures reflect the significant fundraising advantage Democrats have built

over Republicans. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee ended April with $43.5 million in the bank and is set to spend that same sum on ads, starting in August. The big spending still might not be enough to tip the balance of power. House Republicans have 233 seats and Democrats have 199 seats. There are three vacancies. Redrawn congressional districts after the 2010 census heavily favored Republicans. Coupled with that, the party that holds the White House historically has lost seats in elections at this point in a president’s term. Republicans’ House campaign arm dismissed the ad res-

ervations. “This is a $43.5 million sign of desperation and the clearest indication yet of the uphill climb Democrats face in defending Obamacare and their job destroying policies that are wreaking havoc on our economy,” said National Republican Congressional Committee spokeswoman Andrea Bozek. But Democrats’ campaign machine is not backing down and consistently has outraised its Republican rival. The DCCC has raised almost $107 million this election cycle while the National Republican Congressional Committee has raised almost $68 million and began May with $32 million in the bank.

White elk, Big Boy, killing trial ignites emotions in hippie town By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press

BOULDER, Colo. — In a stately neighborhood of Boulder, a city known as the Berkeley of the Rocky Mountains, a bull elk named “Big Boy” had become a treasured fixture. When Mapleton residents learned a police officer killed the regal animal last year as it grazed beneath a crabapple tree, they led marches, wrote songs, held prayer vigils and hatched plans for a permanent memorial. Now jurors must decide whether to convict the former officer on felony charges that could send him to prison. Among the questions they must answer: Did the elk deserve to die, and was there a cover-up? Sam Carter was charged with attempting to influence a public official, forgery and tampering with evidence after he shot the





elk while on duty on a snowy New Year’s Day 2013. Prosecutors say Carter, fascinated with the elk, stalked it for days and sought to mount its head on a wall as a trophy. They said he shut off the GPS in his squad car when he shot the animal, and failed to radio dispatchers his location. Prosecutors said Carter later forged a tag to pass off the dead animal as road kill. But his attorney, Marc Colin, said the elk had become dangerously domesticated and aggressive, frightening local dogs. The trial opened with debate over whether the elk’s prior “bad conduct” could be used as evidence, and whether jurors familiar with Big Boy could be impartial. “Sam Carter is not guilty of anything but trying to protect citizens of Boulder from a nuisance elk,” Colin said, as some in the packed courtroom shook

their heads. Prosecutors flashed a photo of the elk looking peaceful in a yard, and later showed another picture of a uniformed Carter hovering over the animal’s carcass, grabbing its antlers and smiling. Prosecutors say Carter called another officer, Brent Curnow, to come cart away the body in his pickup truck, and together they butchered the animal for its meat. Curnow pleaded guilty last year to tampering with evidence and other charges and is expected to testify against Carter.

The officers swapped text messages about “hunting” for “wapiti,” the Shawnee word for elk. The exchanges culminated with a stark message from Carter to Curnow well before Carter’s shift began: “He’s gonna die.” Nestled against the foothills and home to a Buddhist university, Boulder is known for its love of the outdoors. Its residents routinely rank among the country’s most fit. For many, the trial has reopened old wounds. Witnesses who testified on behalf of the





elk said the sight of the hulking animal was a highlight on countless hikes and jogs. “Maybe we’re strange, but the philosophy up here is live and let live,” pet supply store owner Mary Lee Withers told The Associated Press in an interview. “That elk never did anything.” Withers would encounter the elk on walks with her St. Bernard. Her neighbors sometimes found it sleeping in their yards. She is helping raise money for

a memorial bench, which she said will be cut from sandstone and have porcelain inlays bearing the elk’s likeness. The case also inspired a Boulder man’s tribute song, “Reason to Kill (Ballad of Big Boy).” Its visceral lyrics include: “Gunned down for nothing, But his sovereign space, Wrong time, wrong place.” “He was not a pet, but he was a fixture of Mapleton,” Withers said. “He had been there for years.”

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Why does all-knowing God ask questions?


mm. God knows everything. God asks questions. Doesn’t this seem rather strange? If God does know everything, why does He ask questions? Asking questions is often a helpful way to find out new information, but did you know that questions serve purposes other than helping you learn something? Questions give people the opportunity to learn, share, think and grow. In reading the Bible, there are many exchanges where the Creator of the universe uses questions to speak into lives of people. God knew where Adam was hiding in the garden, but he still asks, “Where are you?” (Genesis 3:9). Jesus, being fully God and a master teacher asks

questions all through the Gospels. In Matthew 16:13-16 we see such an account: “When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus is surrounded by a group of His disciples who have walked and ate with Him. They have seen Him perform miracles and teach amazing truths about living in relationship with God. He draws the disciples in by asking them to share

Church Briefs Randall Pippin to Speak Randall Pippin will be bringing the message to the congregation of the Kenai United Methodist Church on Sunday, June 1 at 11:30 a.m. Pastor Janice Carlton is attending the Annual Meeting of the Alaska United Methodist Conference in Anchorage and will return to the pulpit the following Sunday. The church is located at 607 Frontage Road across the street from Wells Fargo Bank. All are invited to attend.

Vacation Bible School scheduled Sterling Pentecostal Church will present a Vacation Bible School called “Weird Animals” June 11-15, Wednesday through Sunday. The games, puppets, crafts, songs, activities and snacks will all present the theme, “Where Jesus’ love is one of a kind.” The daily sessions will be from 12 noon to 3 p.m., except on Sunday which will feature a certificate presentation to participants. For more information, call 262-7240.

Church of Christ hosts gospel meeting The Church of Christ on mile 1/4 Funny River Road in Soldotna will be hosting a gospel meeting with guest speaker Ron Halbrook from Shepherdsville, Kentucky, starting May 25 to June 1. Sunday services are 10 a.m. and again Sunday night at 6 p.m. Services start at 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. All are welcome to attend!

Youth group holds garage sale The Star of the North Lutheran Church Youth Group is having its annual garage sale on June 6-7 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Bring donations to the church at 216 N. Forest Drive in Kenai, Tuesday-Friday or Sunday. For more information call 283-4153.

SALT Youth Group plans hike The Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ, SALT Youth

say I am?” He was not looking for the crowd’s answers, but their own response. What had they learned? What did they believe? How would they respond? I imagine there was a moment of silence and eyes looking Frank A lioto around, when Simon Peter blurts out what he believes and knows about what other people are saying about Jesus. Peter’s confession revealed His identity. The disciples offer “the that he believed Jesus was God and best of” what they have heard about that Jesus was the only way to God. “Who is Jesus?”: John the BaptistJesus replied to Peter with words of back from the dead; the prophet affirmation as this truth was given to Elijah or even Jeremiah, or maybe him by God and he had responded even another prophet. Then Jesus moves into another query as the ques- to it. Jesus continues to empower Peter with words about his character tion becomes more personal: “But as he called him a “Rock” knowing what you?” he asked. “Who do you full well that Peter would have his

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struggles. Jesus uses these questions to help Peter learn and respond to Him. So, what’s the real question? It’s not “Why does God ask questions?” or “Why does Jesus ask questions?” It’s “How can questions help people love and respond to Him?” If Jesus were to ask you a question, what do you think he would ask? How would you respond? Frank Alioto is the pastor of The River Covenant Church: “An Alaskan church for people who would rather go to the River.” We gather on Sundays, 10:30 AM at K-Beach Elementary in Soldotna. 252-2828 or

Group, for Jr. High and High School age students, will meet United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. June 7 at the AAJC church and then head outdoors for an afternoon of hiking and light snacks. Register by June provides food pantry 4, please call Jeremiah Bergevin, 907-398-1184 for permisThe Kenai United Methodist Church provides a food pansion slip information. This activity is free. try for those in need every Monday from noon to 3 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 Vacation Bible school is through the side door. The Pantry closes for holidays. For n Birch Ridge Community Church will have Vacation more information contact the church office at 283-7868 or Bible School on August 4-8 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Our theme is email Flight School, and kids ages 4-5th grades are welcome. Call 260-6705 for more information. n An International Spy Academy Vacation Bible School Clothes 4 U at First Baptist Church will be held at First Baptist Church of Kenai. Grab your seFirst Baptist Church Soldotna, located at 159 S. Binkley cret decoder ring and put on your rearview mirror glasses be- Street, is re-opening its Clothes 4 U program. It is open on cause this summer, your kids are heading to the International the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.-2 Spy Academy where they’ll train to become special agents p.m. All clothing and shoes are free to the public. for the one true God! Bible school is June 2-6, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for ages 4 through 6th grade. For more information, call 907-283-7672, visit or email Clothes Quarters open weekly Clothes Quarters at Our Lady of the Angels Church is n The Midnight Son Seventh Day Adventist Church open every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the first proudly presents Son of Treasure Island VBS, June 23-27 at Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more 10 a.m. Open to ages 3 and up. It is free. Church is located at information, call 907-283-4555. Mile 8.4 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai. For more information contact Charce Dunn at 260-9331. n Ninilchik Community Vacation Bible (non-denomina- Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ tional) Camp will be held July 7-11 (Mon-Fri), 9:30 a.m. to plans Sunday School Carnival 12:30 p.m. at the Kenai Peninsula Fair grounds. Ages 4-15 Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ Sunday School is hostyears. Snacks provided. Call Grace Huhndorf at 907-394ing a free end of the summer Carnival 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 3714 to register or for information. a.m. August 24 where kids can participate in fun activities like a cupcake walk, face painting, build your own picture Food Pantry open weekly frames, and also enjoy hot dogs, chips and ice cream. RegisThe Soldotna Food Pantry is open every Wednesday from ter by August 22. The carnival will be at Apostolic Assem11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for residents in our community who may bly of Jesus Christ Sunday School (Mile Post 89 on Sterling be experiencing food shortages. The Food Pantry is located Highway – turn right on Murray Lane by Zimco Construcat the Soldotna United Methodist Church at 158 South Bin- tion). For more information, contact Tracey at 262-1423 or kley Street. Non-perishable food items or monetary dona- Sherry at 262-0853 for registration. If kids need a ride to tions may be dropped off at the church Tuesdays 10 a.m. to AAJC Sunday School, please call Jeremiah at 398-1184. 1 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Submit church announcements to news@peninsulaclariSundays 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Thank you for your support.













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River turbine to be tested at Alaska Village of Igiugig By DAN JOLING Associated Press

ANCHORAGE — A company that hopes to build underwater river turbines as a clean power alternative to diesel in Alaska villages has unveiled a prototype due to be tested in July. Ocean Renewable Power Co., based in Portland, Maine, showed off its RivGen Power System on Wednesday in Anchorage. The device built with backing from the Alaska Energy Authority and the Denali Commission will be installed in July on the bottom of the Kvichak River to generate power for Igiugig, a community of 50 about 250 miles southwest of Anchorage. The device is a scaled-down version of turbines the company has built for harnessing tidal power. “The good news is, sustainable river energy has now arrived in Alaska,” said Christopher Sauer, ORPC chief executive officer. The turbine is 40 feet wide and has two sets of 15-foot blades. Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell said it reminded him of a farm thresher. In a river flowing at 6 knots, the blades will turn at 49 revolutions per minute. Company of-





ficials estimate it will provide up to half of Igiugig’s electricity. The unveiling in Anchorage was appropriate, Sauer said. He spoke at a 2007 Arctic Energy Conference about his company’s devices that harness tidal power. “People came up to use and said, ‘Can’t you make this smaller? Would it work in river?” Sauer said. AlexAnna Salmon, president of the Igiugig Village Council, said heating oil sells for $7.53 per gallon in her village and the cost of commercial power is $1 per kilowatt hour. “We are welcoming the hydrokinetic system with open arms and open minds,” she said. The turbine will be barged from Homer. It will be fitted to a pontoon support structure fabricated in Alaska that will float the turbine into position in the river. When in place, the pontoons will be filled with water to lower the turbine to the river floor. The company has permits to operate the turbine through September. A crucial part of its review will be how well it hooks into the village power grid and its effects on fish. At least three underwater cameras will monitor fish movements in the crystal-clear Kvichak River, which flows from Lake Minchumina at the village.

Larger fish tend to sense a turbine’s presence and avoid the blades, said Doug Johnson, the company’s director of business development. Small fish swim through it, he said. The company calls testing at Igiugig a crucial step in commercializing the technology. Ocean Renewable will take what’s learned and incorporate it into a revised design, Sauer said. The company’s biggest challenge is raising capital, he said. With cheap natural gas, people say there’s no immediate need to invest in renewables. “If we can raise the money, I would say in two years, we’ll be in production,” he said. He estimated a 25KW unit installed would cost a village about $500,000. “The capital seems a little high, but free fuel costs,” Sauer said.

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Whether or not there are remaining issues of material fact was the focus of much of the testimony at Thursday’s hearing. State Department of Law Assistant Attorney General Mike Mitchell said that it’s up to CIFF to prove that the state erred in its management last summer, and has not done so. “The evidence shows that the department did not throw the plans out the window,” Mitchell said. Mitchell noted that Guidi had ruled against the preliminary injunction, and said that during testimony last summer, there was no discussion of missing facts, or the need for more information about the management that was occurring. Bruce Weyhrauch, who represented CIFF, reiterated that organization’s position that ADFG strayed from the management plans and made allocative deci-





sions without the authority to do so, calling the 2013 decisions “willfull mismanagement.” Weyhrauch has asked that CIFF be able to go through discovery and get further information about how 2013 management decisions were made before the judge decides whether or not ADFG was in the right. Guidi asked why CIFF thought there was enough evidence last summer, but no longer did, and Weyhrauch responded that the injunction had a different standard than summary judgment, and the issues were somewhat different. The two sides also discussed this winter’s Board of Fisheries Upper Cook Inlet meeting, which occurred during two weeks in January and February. Mitchell said that CIFF had not gone to the board with its complaints over how ADFG managed in 2013, although the board would be the correct way to address the issue, he said. He also noted that the board made significant changes to the management plans this year. CIFF president John Mc-


Combs, however, did submit numerous proposals to the Board of Fisheries seeking management plan changes, and the CIFF members who attended the hearing all attended the BOF meeting as well, citing 2013 management in their public testimony and discussions with board members. Weyhrauch said that ADFG’s comment in its reply brief that if CIFF had raised the issue with the BOF, the board would have dismissed it, did not paint a picture of the board that was open to the public or impartial. If Guidi does not rule in support of the state’s motion for summary judgement, the legal process will continue with a period for discovery. According to the current plan, that would be followed by a five-day trial tentatively scheduled for the first week of November. No one has requested a jury trial, so the case would likely be decided by the judge. Molly Dischner can be reached at molly.dischner@





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assault in the fourth-degree, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest. Lange was arraigned Monday in Kenai District Court and is currently jailed at Wildwood Pretrial Facility. His next court date is June 6 at 4 p.m. at the Kenai Courthouse. Gill has been with the Troopers since August 2013 and currently assigned to Soldotna Patrol Unit. Troopers withheld Gill’s name for 72 hours as per policy when a trooper is involved in a shooting incident. The case is still under investigation by the Alaska Bureau of Investigation.

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lis. put down his .38 caliber pistol “It is a tradition for residence and ran on foot. No one was halls to open their doors to fireinjured in the incident. fighters,” Willis said. The stuGill pursued Lange and dent staff has been working in used his Taser to stop him and overdrive to accommodate the place him under arrest, acinflux of occupants, she said. cording to the affidavit. “I didn’t get a lot of sleep While Lange was being honestly,” said Resident Adtransported into a patrol vevisor Joshuah Rutten, who hicle, Lange grabbed onto anworked the weekend shift at the other trooper’s duty belt and front desk. The excitement is engaged in a physical struggle worth it, he said. before he was restrained, acRutten said he has never cording to the affidavit. been in charge of something of Lange was charged with something of this scope, that afattempted murder in the firstReach Dan Balmer at danfects the community. He said he degree, assault in the thirdiel.balmer@peninsulaclaricouldn’t have done it without degree, misconduct involving co-workers like Sean McBride weapons in the third-degree, who jumped in to clean and set up the beds for 44 rooms. For some of those rooms, the colas crews and equipment are readied to leave the area. Often a large part of the Continued from page A-1 costs of managing a fire are admin personnel so, by neincurred behind the scenes, cessity, operations will begin to slow. cost $1.13 million and $1.05 Stimach said. “We try and keep it right“You see the helicopters, million a day, respectively. That figure has since fallen see the ducks flying, see the sized,” Stimach said. “There’s to about $750,000 a day by trucks, the engines, the fire- no reason to keep people out Tuesday. The bulk of the op- fighters out there; but you there if there’s no reason for erational costs, nearly one- don’t see the people in the them to be. There’s no reason to have people out in harms quarter have been spent on air camp,” she said. At the height of activ- way if there’s nothing hapsupport for the ground crews including the costs of fire re- ity, 276 pieces of equipment pening.” As the rain continues to tardant, helicopter support, — including rental vehicles, water-scooping planes and all-terrain vehicles and boats fall, indications have been fixed-wing aircraft, according — were in use by firefighters, that the worst of fire threat has to Alaska Interagency Inci- Stimach said. But, as activity faded. The Lower Skilak Lake dent Management team finan- has slowed so too has the need Campground and boat launch were opened Thursday — the for that equipment. cial data. “We got rid of the dozers last remaining holdover from Another large chunk of the money spent thus far, has gone yesterday because there was evacuations and advisories toward crews and direct oper- no need for them,” Stimach when the wildfire hopped the ations of the fire. Each crew is said. “We’ve got rain, we don’t Kenai River. Still, fire managers are want to be cutting up more of between 16-20 people. not yet ready to begin a swift “It’s really nice to see op- the property than we need, so draw-down as the current fire we let them go.” erations stuff is taking up Currently all of the costs lines have yet to be tested and the majority of the pie,” said deputy finance section chief will be billed to the State of several consecutive days of for the management team Jaci Alaska, Stimach said, but ul- heavier rain would be needed Stimach. “In some fires in timately the state will bill the to alter the overall fire activthe Lower 48 it almost starts U.S. Fish and Wildlife service ity. Managers said the fire could to look like support costs are because the fire was primarbe burning into the summer as the biggest chunks. We want ily contained on that agency’s Kenai National Wildlife Refland. to keep the support side down Crews will begin to leave uge managers want the fire to and have more devoted to operations because those are the as they hit their allotted time continue burning as long as on a fire, usually 14 days, it doesn’t threaten any strucones that do all the work.” As the fire gets closer to said management team pub- tures. “According to our weather being acceptably contained, lic information officer Willy guy ... come Monday, it looks support costs will go up and Begay. That time limit aplike the rain’s going to be operation costs will go down plies to all firefighters and gone, it’s going to start dry-

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lege had just a few hours of notice. Willis said it has also been an opportunity to show the students how they can use their resources to take care of the community. In this case it is supplying a place to sleep for those in need, she said. The firefighters have been taking advantage of free laundry service and open gym at the hall in their down time, Willis said. They’ve been incredibly gracious and thankful to exchange the hard ground for soft beds, she said. Rooms were also made available for evacuees when the order went into affect Sunday, Willis said. Kenai River Campus Veterans Services Coordinator John Pollock moved his wife, two daughters and Australian shepherd into the residence hall after he and his daughter saw flames

flickering over the treetops near their home. Pollock stayed on their property overnight to protect it from rogue embers, until the official evacuation order went out Sunday. Pollock said it gave him great peace of mind knowing his family was safe and taken care of by the staff. Also rooming at the hall is a group from the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Marty Rogers, director of the Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft, and a team from the UAF spent 24-plus hours setting up the launching point for unmanned aircraft that will be used daily to locate hotspots in the fire, making it easier to determine where to focus efforts. Doors on the main campus are also open to other organizations working on the wildfire, KPC Director Gary Turner said.

The National Interagency Buying Team led by Jackie Robinson is set up in classroom 123. Robinson said her team is sent around the country to offer support to incidents, such as natural disasters, by working with local administrations to procure supplies, services and help with renting land and equipment. The team often becomes emotionally invested, Robinson said. Each member works between 12-to-15-hour shifts each day for two straight weeks, she said. For Robinson and all but one of her co-workers, it is their first time in Alaska. She said they agreed the Kenai Peninsula is a gorgeous area. “Our hearts go out to the community,” Robinson said.

ing up and it looks like we’ll probably get some test on the line,” she said. “A little bit of wind, if we survive a day or two with warming trends and a little bit of wind, yeah we’ll pretty much have a really quick ramp down. But we don’t want to leave without some test of the line happening.” Meanwhile, the community continues to bring supplies to the management camp. “We’ve had so many thousands of cookies donated,” Stimach said. “We’ve been sending them to the firefighters who are stuck on the ground. I don’t think we’ve ever seen quite this outpouring of appreciation on any assignment. It has been really nice.”

A community barbecue has been planned for Sunday June 1 from 6-8 p.m. at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, and others including Krista Schooley have put the barbecue together to thank Forestry, The Alaska Incident Management Team, Central Emergency Services, the Alaska State Troopers, the Kenai Wildlife Refuge, Alaska State Parks and the American Red Cross of Alaska for their roles during the fire. The event is informal and designed to give community members a face-to-face with firefighters on the ground. An open mic will be provided

for community members who would like to thank the firefighters. The event is free and open to the public. Hamburgers, hot dogs, snacks and chips will be served. A dessert table will include delicious contributions from the community. Although food donations other than desserts will not be accepted, call Senator Peter Micciche’s office at 907-283-7996, if you would like to volunteer or contribute. Other information can be shared by going to the Sen. Peter Micciche Facebook page for the main event, or Krista Schooley’s Facebook for dessert information.

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Stars, Kards move on Area girls teams advance to state soccer semis By JOEY KLECKA Peninsula Clarion

Preserving a shutout in goal is a difficult thing to do as a soccer goalie. Doing it at a state tournament against a team that has vengeance on its mind? That’s another level up. Kenai Central sophomore Alli Steinbeck managed to do just that against Wasilla in Thursday’s opening game of the Alaska School Activities Association state soccer tournament at Eagle River High School. The Kardinals topped the Warriors 2-0 to move on to Friday’s semifinals against Service at 1 p.m. at Anchorage Football Stadium. “I knew it was going to be a tight

game and that I had to be on my A game,” Steinbeck said. “Today my defense really helped me get the shutout.” It was the third time in as many games this year that Kenai has beaten Wasilla. “We had to come out knowing that they wanted to beat us,” Steinbeck added. Steinbeck credited Kenai’s line of defense for the shutout. That includes sophomore Kylie Morse, senior (and sister) Caitlin Steinbeck and juniors Jamie Bagley and Heidi Perkins. “At the end of the game, I was definitely getting nervous when I saw our team start to slow down,” Steinbeck said. “But we picked it back up and

kept our shutout. “I was definitely really nervous going into the game knowing they were coming at me.” After beating Wasilla in the regular season, Kenai ousted the Warriors from last week’s Northern Lights Conference tournament semifinals in a 2-1 match, sending Wasilla to the third-place game. It was perfectly clear from the outset that Wasilla wanted to beat Kenai when it mattered most. Barely 20 minutes went by before junior Allie Ostrander, fresh off a record-breaking weekend at the state Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman track meet, was hit with a leg injury. Wasilla freshman Ally Hull tries to push Kenai junior Allie Ostrander off the ball By the end of the game, several other during Kenai’s 2-0 win over the Warriors in the first round of the ASAA/First NaSee GIRLS, page B-4 tional Bank State Soccer Championships in Eagle River on Thursday.

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Kenai’s Nate O’Lena swings and misses during their game against Colony on Thursday during the Southcentral Conference tournament at the Soldotna Little League fields.

Area teams face long road Peninsula squads open with losses at Southcentral tourney

By JEFF HELMINIAK Peninsula Clarion

The three baseball teams from the Kenai Peninsula face a long road to state after losing first-round games Thursday at the Southcentral Conference tournament at Soldotna Little League fields. Soldotna lost 5-4 to Wasilla, Homer lost 6-5 to Houston and Kenai lost 12-7 to Colony. In the other first-round game, Kodiak topped Palmer 15-2 in five innings. In Thursday night’s semifinals, Wasilla topped Houston

11-7 and Colony beat Kodiak 8-1. The Warriors and Knights meet for the championship at 7 p.m. today. The first-round losers now must win four straight games to try and earn second place in the tournament and a state berth. The journey starts today when Soldotna plays Homer at 10 a.m. and Palmer plays Kenai at 10 a.m. The winner of Soldotna and Homer plays Kodiak at 3 p.m., while the Palmer-Kenai winner plays Houston at 3 p.m.

The survivors of those two games then must win twice Saturday to take second place. Wasilla 5, Soldotna 4 The Stars, the No. 4 seed out of the south, threw a scare into the Warriors, seeded first out of the north. Wasilla grabbed a 1-0 lead in the second inning, but the game was tied at 2 after four innings. Calvin Hills and Max Conradi scored for SoHi in the second after both reached on errors. Hills and Conradi

scored on a double from Mason Prior. Cooper Hanson also reached on an error in the fourth to score for Wasilla. “Of the nine runs that were scored in the game, only a couple were earned,” SoHi coach George Stein said. Wasilla then scored three times in the bottom of the fifth inning to take a 5-2 lead. The three runners that scored reached on walks or hit by pitches. SoHi then mounted a big rally in the top of the seventh inning. After Klayton Justice See BALL, page B-4

The Soldotna softball team ended its season and honored its seniors by defeating Skyview 12-3 in five innings at the Soldotna Little League fields in Northern Lights Conference action. Seniors Allison Nelson, Serena Prior and Kenley Kingrey were honored as part of senior night. Soldotna coach Kelli Knoebel said the win felt great, especially after one-run losses Friday, Tuesday and Wednesday cost SoHi at shot at state. “We bounced back and came together as a team to honor the seniors and what they’ve done,” Knoebel said after finishing 4-4 in the conference and 6-8 overall. “The seniors showed dedication, leadership and commitment to SoHi softball. “It’s truly an honor and a blessing.” Skyview (3-4 in the league) was able to tie it up at 3 in the top of the third inning, but Soldotna scored seven runs in the bottom of the third inning to take control. Prior pitched for the Stars, giving up just one earned run and four hits while walking two and striking out five. “Hats off to Serena,” Knoebel said. “She pitched out of her mind again. She was incredibly consistent the whole season.”

Knoebel said a number of players broke from slumps in the game. On offense, Amber McDonald was 3 for 3 with three runs, three RBIs and a double; Prior was 3 for 4 with a run and two RBIs; Kingrey was 2 for 4 with an RBI and double; Ila Cobb was 3 for 4 with two RBIs and two runs; Bauter was 2 for 2 with two RBIs, a double and a run; and Delaney Schneider was 2 for 3 with an RBI and two runs. Sam Reynolds went the distance on the mound for Skyview, walking one and striking out three. Skyview coach Steve Schoessler said the defense did not offer a lot of assistance. “They had some timely hits, but we helped out with errors,” Schoessler said. Victoria Oberts was 2 for 2 for Skyview, while Schoessler also credited Reynolds Lynn Hesse and Joanne Glaves with hits. Cat Schoessler walked twice and scored twice. Knoebel said that between Skyview and Soldotna, over 40 kids were playing softball this year. “That’s a big deal for Soldotna,” Knoebel said. Today, Skyview will play its last sporting event as a school when Kenai comes to the Soldotna Little League fields at 4 p.m.

Homer soccer defeats Service Homer and Service boys teams each had something big to play for. Homer wanted to prove it Heading into Thursday’s first-round state soccer match could contend with the big at Eagle River High School, the See HOMER, page B-4 By JOEY KLECKA Peninsula Clarion

Birch Ridge Golf Course welcomes rain, thanks firefighters


as rain ever felt so good? The community, and the golf course, finally received some much needed wet stuff this week. Of course, all of our eyes have been glued to the Funny River Fire. It’s incredible that to this point not a single home has been lost and zero injuries have been reported. The men and women fighting this fire have done a remarkable job. It seems like the worst of the fire is behind us (knock on beetle-killed wood) and that’s very uplifting news. We’re all very thankful for their heroism. The miniature duffers are three days into the Hook-a-Kid-on-Golf camp. It’s another fantastic group this year. The kids are all very well behaved and enthusiastic. It’s always a delight to see new youth golfers out at the golf course. The camp provides a set of golf clubs and all the necessary equipment for the kids to get started free of charge! A special thank you goes to Bob Sizemore for all he does to organize and promote this camp. Our wonderful golf community is what it is because of the efforts of folks like Bob Sizemore. The 18th green will be open for play this Friday. So we’ll be on all 10

greens for the first time this season. I realize that sounds funny but that’s nine-hole golf in Alaska for you! We’re really excited about our turf conditions this summer. Obviously we benefited from an early spring which allowed us to punch, sand, and seed the greens much sooner than normal. Thoroughly “working” the greens is a necessary process to have quality putting surfaces all summer long. We appreciate the patience our golfers have expressed. There are no shortcuts. It takes a short bit of time and a lot of hard work from our merry band of grass aficionados. Junior Camps at Birch Ridge Golf Course The Birch Ridge Golf Association Junior Golf Camp is fast approaching. Registration forms are available on our website (www. or you can visit the pro shop. We are well on our way to having a great turnout again this year. The camp runs June 9 to 13 from 8 to 10:30 a.m. each morning. The BRGA camp differs from the Hooka-Kid-on-Golf camp in our approach to teaching the mini mulligans. The HAKOG is an introductory

Tuesday Morning Ladies League The delicate damsels of Birch irch idge Ridge were up to their old tricks Tuesday. Sally Tachick, Susan Jelsma olf eport and Chiya Bazan paired to form an unbeatable trio of talented golfers on N olan Rose their way to low net honors. Cheryl Hammarstrom had the best poker camp for beginning golfers. The BRGA camp is attended primarily by hand. What does that mean on a golf course? I have no idea! Tanya Boedejunior golfers that have golf experiker upheld the lofty expectations set ence and the level of instruction and by her husband, Tom, by capturing expectation is adjusted accordingly. BRGA camp has benefited an incred- mystery hole glory. Thursday Night Couples ible number of high level golfers over There was all sorts of intrigue last the years. Thursday during the latest chapter of Old Folks Golf lovers’ golf. Scoring proved to be a The Boedeker family continued their monthlong domination of Birch challenge for the contestants as they Ridge Golf Course on Tuesday morn- competed in an intense Ménage-aTrois golf match. I’m not going to get ing when the seniors convened for into details, but apparently the golf another volley of scintillating golf version was as complex as the real action. Tom “Twinkle Toes” Boedeker captured low net and the long putt thing! At the end of the evening Charlie at the ninth with a dazzling display of Weimer and his beautiful wife, Lore, golf dexterity. were crowned King and Queen of As brilliant as Tom can be, his efforts were overshadowed by Darell Couples golf. Which pair of lovers will claim the crown this week? The Jelsma, who hit the shot of the day. suspense is killing me. Jelsma sunk a 140-yard bomb from Golf Joke of the Week the second fairway for an eagle two! Tiger Woods is attending a charity His wife’s hole-in-one caliber cocodinner and is seated next to Stevie nut cream pie only adds to Darell’s Wonder. They get to chatting and good fortune.







eventually the conversation turns to golf and Tiger’s recent performances. After hearing some of Stevie’s comments and advice Tiger pointedly asks, “Oh, you play do you?” To which Stevie replies “Actually, I do”. “Oh”, says Tiger amused, “How do you manage that?” “Well”, says Stevie, “My caddy just stands down the fairway in line with the flag and calls out ‘This way sir,’ and I just hit the ball toward his voice.” “Wow,” says Tiger, disbelieving, “so, how do you putt?” “Same thing,” says Stevie. “My caddy stands on the other side of the hole and calls out, ‘Over here Stevie, 8 yards’ and I just putt to his voice.” “Wow,” says Tiger, getting interested. “So, what’s your handicap? If you don’t mind me asking?” “Oh,” says Stevie. “I’m a scratch golfer”. “Wow!” says Tiger, stunned. “Fancy a game sometime this week? $10,000 a hole?” “Sure,” says Stevie casually. “Sounds like fun!” “Great!” says Tiger “What time suits you?” “Oh,” replies Stevie. “Any night will do”.





B-2 Peninsula Clarion, Friday, May 30, 2014

Tigers earn split with A’s By The Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. — Miguel Cabrera hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the fifth to back Rick Porcello’s eighth victory, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Thursday for a split of the fourgame series between division leaders. Porcello (8-2) overcame a career-high six walks, three shy of his season total coming into Thursday’s start. Joe Nathan earned his 13th save after allowing Josh Donaldson’s leadoff double, an RBI infield single by Yoenis Cespedes and Josh Reddick’s run-scoring double. It was Nathan’s first outing since he surrendered Donaldson’s game-ending three-run homer in Wednesday’s 3-1 loss for his fourth blown save opportunity. Victor Martinez doubled home two runs in the seventh and Cabrera also had an RBI groundout for the Tigers, who head to Seattle for the weekend before returning home. ROYALS 8, BLUE JAYS 6 TORONTO — Omar Infante hit a two-run single in the 10th inning and the Royals overcame two home runs by Edwin Encarnacion to beat the Blue Jays, snapping Toronto’s winning streak at nine games. Facing Todd Redmond (0-4), Alcides Escobar singled to begin the 10th. Pedro Ciriaco was hit on the front of the helmet while squaring to bunt and Nori Aoki advanced the runners with a sacrifice before Infante lined a single just over the reach of leaping third baseman Brett Lawrie. Wade Davis (4-1) worked two innings for the win and Greg Holland closed it out for his 15th save in 16 chances. Encarnacion matched a major league record with his fifth multihomer game in a month. Albert Belle did it in September 1995 and Harmon Killebrew in May 1959.

RANGERS 5, TWINS 4 MINNEAPOLIS — Leonys Martin doubled twice and scored three times, including the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, and Texas won its second straight four-game series on the road. Shin-Soo Choo hit a three-run double in the second for the Rangers, but the Twins took a 4-3 lead in the fifth inning on Josh Willingham’s first home run of the season, a no-doubt drive to the second deck above left-center field. Alexi Ogando (2-2) got four outs for the victory, and Joakim Soria retired the last two batters for his 10th save. Soria saved the last two games of the series after he had his first blown chance of the season in Tuesday’s 4-3 loss.


and was his seventh homer in his last seven games. Brad Peacock allowed a run on six hits with eight strikeouts in six innings. Josh Fields (1-3) threw two scoreless innings for the win, and Chad Qualls pitched the ninth for his fourth save.

RED SOX 4, BRAVES 3 BOSTON — Tommy La Stella’s failure to catch a force attempt at second base allowed Jackie Bradley Jr. to score from second with none out in the ninth inning, giving the Red Sox their fourth straight win after a 10-game skid. The Red Sox took advantage of two more Atlanta errors to score twice in the eighth to tie it 3-all and set up closer Koji Uehara (1-1) for the win.

GIANTS 6, CARDINALS 5 ST. LOUIS — Michael Morse homered and drove in three runs, Pablo Sandoval homered and scored twice, lifting the San Francisco Giants to a win over the St. Louis Cardinals. The Giants have won seven of eight and the Cardinals have dropped three of four to start a nine-game home stand. Gregor Blanco scored from second on Angel Pagan’s single to center off Carlos Martinez (0-3) to tie the score at 4-all in the eighth. Pagan moved to second on Peter Bourjos’ throwing error. After Sandoval was intentionally walked, Morse doubled to deep center to drive in Pagan and Sandoval for a 6-4 lead.

METS 4, PHILLIES 1 PHILADELPHIA — Chris Young hit a two-run homer and Zack Wheeler struck out nine in 6 1-3 innings to lead the Mets over the Phillies in the opener of a rare five-game series. The Mets, who opened an 11game road trip, matched a season best with their third straight victory while beating the Phillies for the sixth straight time at Citizens Bank Park. Marlon Byrd homered for the Phillies, who struck out a seasonhigh 15 times. The series originally was scheduled for four games, but the teams will make up their April 30 rainout on Monday, which originally was a day off for both teams.

DIAMONDBACKS 4, REDS 0 PHOENIX — Josh Collmenter faced the minimum in a three-hitter, Aaron Hill homered and had two RBIs and the Diamondbacks beat the light-hitting Reds. Collmenter (4-2) breezed through his first career complete game, joining Randy Johnson as the only Arizona pitcher to face the minimum 27 batters in a nineinning game. Johnson did it during his perfect game against Atlanta in 2004. Hill had three hits, including a solo homer in the sixth inning off Tony Cingrani (2-5). A.J. Pollock had a double, a triple and scored two runs from the leadoff spot for the Diamondbacks, who have won five of seven.

SEATTLE — Erick Aybar hit a three-run homer, Matt Shoemaker pitched effectively into the sixth inning and the Angels beat the Mariners. Recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday, Shoemaker (3-1) set down the side in order four times in 5 1-3 innings. He allowed PIRATES 6, DODGERS 3 three runs on four hits, equaled a career-high six strikeouts and did LOS ANGELES — Josh Harrinot walk a batter for the first time son’s second RBI single triggered in five career starts. a three-run seventh inning, Russell Martin and Pedro Alvarez homered and the Pirates won for only the HOUSTON 3, third time in their last 20 games at BALTIMORE 1 Dodger Stadium. HOUSTON — George Springer Former UCLA star Gerrit Cole hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in (5-3) allowed three runs and six the seventh inning, and the Astros hits over 6 1-3 innings in his first extended their winning streak to career appearance at Chavez Rasix with a victory over the Orioles. vine. The right-hander helped set Springer’s shot to left off Pres- up two runs with sacrifice bunts. ton Guilmet (0-1) extended the Jason Grilli got three outs for rookie’s hitting streak to 11 games his sixth save.

Scoreboard Tennis French Open Seeds

Thursday At Stade Roland Garros Paris Men Second Round Rafael Nadal (1), Spain, def. Dominic Thiem, Austria, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3. David Ferrer (5), Spain, def. Simone Bolelli, Italy, 6-2, 6-3, 6-2. Andy Murray (7), Britain, def. Marinko Matosevic, Australia, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3. Richard Gasquet (12), France, def. Carlos Berlocq, Argentina, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-4. Fabio Fognini (14), Italy, def. Thomaz Bellucci, Brazil, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (2). Kevin Anderson (19), South Africa, def. Axel Michon, France, 6-2, 6-3, 6-2. Gael Monfils (23), France, def. Jan-Lennard Struff, Germany, 7-6 (4), 6-4, 6-1. Fernando Verdasco (24), Spain, def. Pablo Cuevas, Uruguay, 4-6, 6-7 (6), 7-5, 6-4, 6-3. Feliciano Lopez (26), Spain, lost to Donald Young, United States, 6-3, 7-6 (1), 6-3. Philipp Kohlschreiber (28), Germany, def. Denis Istomin, Uzbekistan, 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-2. Andreas Seppi (32), Italy, def. Juan Monaco, Argentina, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4. Women Second Round Jelena Jankovic (6), Serbia, def. Kurumi Nara, Japan, 7-5, 6-0. Simona Halep (4), Romania, def. Heather Watson, Britain, 6-2, 6-4. Petra Kvitova (5), Czech Republic, def. Marina Erakovic, New Zealand, 6-4, 6-4. Sara Errani (10), Italy, def. Dinah Pfizenmaier, Germany, 6-2, 6-4. Ana Ivanovic (11), Serbia, def. Elina Svitolina, Ukraine, 7-5, 6-2. Sloane Stephens (15), United States, def. Polona Hercog, Slovenia, 6-1, 6-3. Kirsten Flipkens (21), Belgium, lost to Julia Glushko, Israel, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4. Ekaterina Makarova (22), Russia, def. CoCo Vandeweghe, United States, 6-4, 6-3. Lucie Safarova (23), Czech Republic, def. Casey Dellacqua, Australia, 6-1, 5-7, 6-3. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (24), Russia, lost to Kiki Bertens, Netherlands, 5-7, 6-4, 3-0, retired. Sorana Cirstea (26), Romania, def. Teliana Pereira, Brazil, 6-2, 7-5. Svetlana Kuznetsova (27), Russia, def. Camila Giorgi, Italy, 7-6 (5), 6-3. Andrea Petkovic (28), Germany, def. Stefanie Voegele, Switzerland, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.

Hockey NHL Playoffs CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Wednesday, May 28 Chicago 5, Los Angeles 4, 2OT, Los Angeles leads series 3-2 Thursday, May 29 NY Rangers 1, Montreal 0, N.Y. Rangers wins series 4-2 Friday, May 30 Chicago at Los Angeles, 5 p.m. ADT

Basketball NBA Playoffs CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Wednesday, May 28

Indiana 93, Miami 90, Miami leads series 3-2 Thursday, May 29 San Antonio 117, Oklahoma City 89, San Antonio leads series 3-2 Friday, May 30 Indiana at Miami, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 31 San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 4:30 p.m. All Times ADT

WNBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE W Chicago 4 Atlanta 2 New York 2 Indiana 2 Washington 1 Connecticut 1

L 1 2 2 3 2 4

Pct .800 .500 .500 .400 .333 .200

GB — 1½ 1½ 2 2 3

WESTERN CONFERENCE Minnesota Los Angeles Phoenix San Antonio Seattle Tulsa

5 2 2 3 1 0

0 1.000 1 .667 1 .667 2 .600 4 .200 3 .000

— 2 2 2 4 4

Thursday’s Games Indiana 79, Connecticut 65 Friday’s Games New York at Washington, 3 p.m. Seattle at Atlanta, 3:30 p.m. San Antonio at Minnesota, 4 p.m. Connecticut at Chicago, 4:30 p.m. Tulsa at Phoenix, 6 p.m. Saturday’s Games New York at Indiana, 3 p.m. All Times ADT

Baseball AL Standings

East Division W Toronto 32 New York 28 Baltimore 26 Boston 24 Tampa Bay 23 Central Division Detroit 30 Chicago 28 Kansas City 25 Minnesota 24 Cleveland 24 West Division Oakland 32 Los Angeles 30 Texas 28 Seattle 26 Houston 23

L 23 24 26 29 31

Pct .582 .538 .500 .453 .426

GB — 2½ 4½ 7 8½

20 27 28 27 30

.600 .509 .472 .471 .444

— 4½ 6½ 6½ 8

22 23 26 27 32

.593 .566 .519 .491 .418

— 1½ 4 5½ 9½

Thursday’s Games Texas 5, Minnesota 4 Detroit 5, Oakland 4 Kansas City 8, Toronto 6, 10 innings Boston 4, Atlanta 3 Houston 3, Baltimore 1 L.A. Angels 7, Seattle 5 Friday’s Games Colorado (Nicasio 5-2) at Cleveland (Kluber 5-3), 3:05 p.m. Minnesota (Nolasco 2-5) at N.Y. Yankees (Nuno 1-1), 3:05 p.m. Texas (Lewis 4-3) at Washington (Strasburg 3-4), 3:05 p.m. Kansas City (Vargas 4-2) at Toronto (Happ 4-1), 3:07 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 4-4) at Boston (Workman 0-0), 3:10 p.m. Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 3-3) at Houston (Oberholtzer 1-6), 4:10 p.m. San Diego (Kennedy 3-6) at Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 3-4), 4:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Richards 4-1) at Oakland (Pomeranz 4-2), 6:05 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 5-4) at Seattle (Iwakuma 3-1), 6:10 p.m. Saturday’s Games Texas at Washington, 8:05 a.m. Minnesota at N.Y. Yankees, 9:05 a.m. Kansas City at Toronto, 9:07 a.m. San Diego at Chicago White Sox, 10:10 a.m. Colorado at Cleveland, 11:05 a.m.

Baltimore at Houston, 12:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Boston, 3:15 p.m. L.A. Angels at Oakland, 6:05 p.m. Detroit at Seattle, 6:10 p.m. All Times ADT

and Avila; J.Chavez, Ji.Johnson (7), Abad (8), Fe.Rodriguez (9) and Jaso, D.Norris. W_Porcello 8-2. L_J.Chavez 4-3. Sv_Nathan (13). HRs_Oakland, Punto (1).

NL Standings

Royals 8, Blue Jays 6, 10 inn.

East Division W Atlanta 28 Miami 28 Washington 25 New York 25 Philadelphia 23 Central Division Milwaukee 32 St. Louis 29 Pittsburgh 24 Cincinnati 23 Chicago 19 West Division San Francisco 35 Colorado 28 Los Angeles 29 San Diego 24 Arizona 23

L 25 25 27 28 28

Pct .528 .528 .481 .472 .451

GB — — 2½ 3 4

22 25 29 29 32

.593 — .537 3 .453 7½ .442 8 .373 11½

19 25 26 30 33

.648 .528 .527 .444 .411

— 6½ 6½ 11 13

Thursday’s Games N.Y. Mets 4, Philadelphia 1 Boston 4, Atlanta 3 San Francisco 6, St. Louis 5 Arizona 4, Cincinnati 0 Pittsburgh 6, L.A. Dodgers 3 Friday’s Games Colorado (Nicasio 5-2) at Cleveland (Kluber 5-3), 3:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (R.Montero 0-2) at Philadelphia (A.Burnett 3-4), 3:05 p.m. Texas (Lewis 4-3) at Washington (Strasburg 3-4), 3:05 p.m. Atlanta (Teheran 4-3) at Miami (Koehler 4-4), 3:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 5-4) at Milwaukee (Estrada 4-2), 4:10 p.m. San Diego (Kennedy 3-6) at Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 3-4), 4:10 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 6-3) at St. Louis (Wainwright 8-2), 4:15 p.m. Cincinnati (Leake 2-4) at Arizona (Arroyo 4-3), 5:40 p.m. Pittsburgh (Liriano 0-5) at L.A. Dodgers (Beckett 3-1), 6:10 p.m. Saturday’s Games Texas at Washington, 8:05 a.m. San Diego at Chicago White Sox, 10:10 a.m. San Francisco at St. Louis, 10:15 a.m. Colorado at Cleveland, 11:05 a.m. N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, 11:05 a.m. Atlanta at Miami, 12:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 12:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at L.A. Dodgers, 3:15 p.m. Cincinnati at Arizona, 6:10 p.m. All Times ADT

Rangers 5, Twins 4 Tex. Min.

030 001 010—5 12 002 020 000—4 11

0 0

N.Martinez, Ogando (6), Frasor (8), Cotts (9), Soria (9) and Chirinos; Deduno, Duensing (6), Swarzak (7), Fien (8), Guerrier (9) and Pinto. W_Ogando 2-2. L_Fien 3-2. Sv_Soria (10). HRs_Minnesota, Willingham (1).

Angels 7, Mariners 5 LA Se.

100 401 001—7 15 000 201 002—5 6

0 2

Shoemaker, Jepsen (6), Morin (7), J.Smith (8), Salas (9), Frieri (9) and Conger; Maurer, Leone (5), Beimel (7), Farquhar (8) and Zunino. W_Shoemaker 3-1. L_Maurer 1-4. Sv_Frieri (8). HRs_ Los Angeles, Aybar (4). Seattle, M.Saunders (3), Seager (7).

Tigers 5, Athletics 4 Det. Oa.

001 020 200—5 11 000 200 002—4 9

0 0

Porcello, Krol (6), Alburquerque (7), Chamberlain (8), Nathan (9)

KC Tor.

010 130 001 2—8 14 200 202 000 0—6 9

0 1

Shields, W.Davis (8), G.Holland (10) and S.Perez; Dickey, Delabar (6), Rasmussen (7), Loup (7), Janssen (9), Redmond (10) and Thole. W_W.Davis 4-1. L_Redmond 0-4. Sv_G.Holland (15). HRs_Kansas City, S.Perez (5). Toronto, Bautista (13), Encarnacion 2 (18).

Astros 3, Orioles 1 Bal. Hou.

000 100 000—1 010 000 20x—3

7 5

2 0

U.Jimenez, Guilmet (7), R.Webb (8) and Hundley; Peacock, Fields (7), Qualls (9) and J.Castro. W_Fields 1-3. L_Guilmet 0-1. Sv_Qualls (4). HRs_Houston, Springer (10).

Red Sox 4, Braves 3 Atl. Bos.

001 100 010—3 9 000 010 021—4 12

3 0

Minor, D.Carpenter (8), Avilan (8), Kimbrel (8) and Gattis; Peavy, Uehara (9) and D.Ross. W_Uehara 1-1. L_Kimbrel 0-1. HRs_Atlanta, Heyward (5).

Mets 4, Phillies 1 NY Phi.

010 210 000—4 000 000 100—1

8 4

0 1

Z.Wheeler, Rice (7), Black (7), Mejia (9) and d’Arnaud; Buchanan, Hollands (7), De Fratus (9), Bastardo (9) and Ruiz. W_Z.Wheeler 2-5. L_Buchanan 1-1. Sv_Mejia (5). HRs_New York, C.Young (4). Philadelphia, Byrd (7).

Giants 6, Cardinals 5 SF SL

020 001 030—6 100 201 001—5

8 9

1 1

Vogelsong, J.Lopez (7), Machi (8), Romo (9) and H.Sanchez; J.Garcia, C.Martinez (8), Rosenthal (8), S.Freeman (9) and Y.Molina. W_J.Lopez 1-0. L_C. Martinez 0-3. Sv_Romo (17). HRs_San Francisco, Morse (11), Sandoval (8). St. Louis, Craig (6).

Diamondbacks 4, Reds 0 Cin. Ari.

000 000 000—0 3 100 101 10x—4 10

1 0

Cingrani, Hoover (6), S.Marshall (8) and Mesoraco; Collmenter and Gosewisch. W_Collmenter 4-2. L_Cingrani 2-5. HRs_Arizona, Hill (5).

Pirates 6, Dodgers 3 Pit. LA

010 011 300—6 12 110 001 000—3 7

0 1

Cole, Watson (7), Melancon (8), Grilli (9) and R.Martin; Haren, League (7), Maholm (7), C.Perez (8), J.Wright (9) and Federowicz. W_Cole 5-3. L_League 1-2. Sv_Grilli (6). HRs_Pittsburgh, P.Alvarez (10), R.Martin (3).

Transactions BASEBALL American League KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Reassigned Dale Sveum as hitting coach, Pedro Grifol as catching instructor and Mike Jirschele as third base coach. TEXAS RANGERS — Acquired INF Jason Donald from Kansas City Royals for cash considerations. National League

NEW YORK METS — Named Wes Engram vice president, corporate partnerships sales and service. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA — Fined Indiana G Lance Stephenson $10,000 for his second violation and Indiana C Roy Hibbert $5,000 for violating the league’s anti-flopping rules during last night’s game. FOOTBALL National Football League BUFFALO BILLS — Signed OL Cyrus Kouandjio. Released OL Randy Colling. CAROLINA PANTHERS — Signed DE Kony Ealy. CHICAGO BEARS — Claimed OL Michael Ola off waivers from Miami. Terminated the contract of CB Derrick Martin. Waived OL Rogers Gaines. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Agreed to terms with DB Pierre Desir. Named Morocco Brown vice president of player personnel. DETROIT LIONS — Promoted Rob Lohman to assistant director of pro personnel. Named Darren Anderson midwest region scouting supervisor and Joe Kelleher midwest to the plains-central region scout. Named Patrick Mularkey pro personnel coordinator. PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Signed OL Emmanuel McCray and CB Shaquille Richardson. Claimed CB Deion Belue off waivers from Miami. Released OLs Nik Embernate and Kaycee Ike. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS — Signed CB Jason Verrett to a fouryear contract. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Signed C Marcus Martin to a fouryear contract. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Agreed to terms with WR Doug Baldwina on a contract extension through the 2016 season. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed T Morgan Moses. HOCKEY National Hockey League BUFFALO SABRES — Signed D Brady Austin to a three-year contract. DALLAS STARS — Signed F Jason Dickinson to a three-year contract. FLORIDA PANTHERS — Agreed to terms with D MacKenzie Weegar. LOS ANGELES KINGS — Signed F Valentin Zykov and D Nick Ebert to three-year contracts. SOCCER Major League Soccer MLS — Issued official warnings to Vancouver and Seattle for violating the league mass confrontation policy in their game on May 24. Fined Vancouver MF Pedro Morales and Seattle F Chad Barrett undisclosed amounts for contact to the head of an opponent and escalating the incident. Fined Toronto FC coach Ryan Nelsen an undisclosed amount for public criticism after their May 23 game. COLLEGE AUSTIN PEAY — Named Brandon Jordan defensive line coach and Leron Eaddy defensive back coach. CALIFORNIA — Named Nicodemus Christopher men’s basketball C strength and conditioning coach. CENTRAL WASHINGTON — Y Named Jeff Harada women’s basketball coach. NEW MEXICO HIGHLANDS — Named Chase Holbrook offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. WILMINGTON (DEL.) — Named Dan Burke men’s basketball coach.

Ballmer to buy Clippers for $2 billion LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shelly Sterling reached an agreement Thursday night to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion in what would be a record deal if approved by the NBA, according to an individual with knowledge of the negotiations. The individual, who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly, told The Associated Press that





Ballmer and the Sterling Family Trust now have a binding agreement. The deal now must be presented to the NBA. Shelly Sterling negotiated the sale after her husband, Donald Sterling, made racist remarks that were made public. The remarks included Sterling telling girlfriend V. Stiviano not to bring blacks to Clippers games, specifically mentioning Hall of Famer Magic Johnson. Donald Sterling must also ap-

prove the final agreement as a 50 percent owner. Ballmer beat out bids by Guggenheim Partners and a group including former NBA All-Star Grant Hill. On Thursday, Magic Johnson posted on his Twitter account: “Steve Ballmer owning the Clippers is a big win for the City of LA and all the people who live in the City of Angels!” It’s unclear if the deal will

go through. The individual said that though Donald Sterling was not involved in the negotiations, “at the end of the day, he has to sign off on the final process. They’re not going to sell his 50 percent without him agreeing to it.” Donald Sterling’s attorney says that won’t happen. “Sterling is not selling the team,” said his attorney, Bobby Samini. “That’s his position. He’s not going to sell.”






Peninsula Clarion, Friday, May 30, 2014

Nadal maintains French dominance JEROME PUGMIRE AP Sports Writer

PARIS — Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal improved his French Open record to 61-1 after beating big-hitting Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 on Thursday. The Spaniard’s only defeat at Roland Garros was in the fourth round against Robin Soderling five years ago. He was never in danger of losing this time, but was occasionally on the back foot as Thiem went for his shots throughout the match and broke the top-seeded Nadal’s serve twice. “It was a dangerous match, dangerous opponent today,” Nadal said. “I am happy with the way I resisted. When I had to play long points I did well. When I had to attack and move him, I think I did well.” Although Nadal broke Thiem’s serve seven times overall, Thiem’s powerful groundstrokes caused Nadal problems and he applauded the 20-year-old Thiem as he left center court. “He will have his chances to become a top star and fight for these tournaments,” Nadal said. “I really fought back against his attacks.” With Nadal serving at 5-1 in the first set, Thiem saved a set point with a backhand volley at the net, then forced a break point with a forehand winner into the right corner and won the game with a replica stroke on the next point. Nadal sealed the second set with a forehand winner down the line, but Thiem broke him again and then held for a 3-1 lead in the third. That prompted Nadal to step up a gear and secure two consecutive breaks. “I continued to deploy an attacking style and him move around the court,” NaC




dal said. “I put pressure on him.” Nadal, who sealed victory on his second match point, next faces either Leonardo Mayer of Argentina, who beat Russia’s Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. Fifth-seeded David Ferrer of Spain, last year’s runnerup to Nadal; Briton’s Andy Murray, seeded seventh, and No. 12 Richard Gasquet of France also advanced to the third round in straight sets. Ferrer beat Italy’s Simone Bolelli 6-2, 6-3, 6-2; the two-time Grand Slam champion Murray followed up with a 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 win against Australia’s Marinko Matosevic, and Gasquet won 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-4 against Carlos Berlocq of Argentina. Ferrer next faces No. 32 Andreas Seppi of Italy, while Murray faces No. 28 Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany. “It was a good serving performance today, especially when I was down in games,” Murray said. “I returned very well (on) the second serve. I attacked it very well. My timing was there on forehand and backhand.” Also, No. 14 Fabio Fognini of Italy beat Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (2); 19th-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa beat Axel Michon 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 and American Donald Young won 6-1, 7-6 (1), 6-3 against No. 26 Feliciano Lopez. In the women’s draw, fourth-seeded Simona Halep of Romania beat Britain’s Heather Watson 6-2, 6-4; No. 5 Petra Kvitova won 6-4, 6-4 against Marina Erakovic, No. 6 Sixth-seeded Jelena Jankovic won 7-5, 6-0 against Japan’s Kurumi Nara, and No. 10 Sara Errani of Italy — a runner-up in 2012 — won 6-2, 6-4 against Germany’s Dinah Pfizenmaier.

Spurs blow past Thunder RAUL DOMINGUEZ Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO — Tim Duncan had 22 points and 12 rebounds, Manu Ginobili scored 19 points and the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 117-89 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals. Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green each had 14 points, Boris Diaw added 13 and Tony Parker scored 12 for the Spurs, who are a win away from returning to the NBA Finals after losing in seven games to Miami last year. Kevin Durant scored 25 points, but Russell Westbrook had only 21 points and seven assists after finishing with 40 points and 10 assists in Game 4.

Game 6 is Saturday in Oklahoma City. The Jekyll and Hyde series continued between the past two Western Conference champions, as the road team has been thumped in every game of the best-of-seven series. After losing twice in Oklahoma City by an average of 11 points, San Antonio upped its winning margin in San Antonio to 26.7 points. “We played so much harder, sharper, smarter, everything we talked about,” Ginobili said. “It was a fun-to-play and fun-towatch game. So when we play like this it’s a completely different story.” San Antonio outscored Oklahoma City by 10 points in both the second and third quarters, allowing both teams to sit their starters for much of the fourth. Serge Ibaka, who dominated

DUBLIN, Ohio — Whether it’s his health or his personal life, Rory McIlroy is not easily distracted when he’s on top of his game. McIlroy made two eagles and three birdies on the back nine at Muirfield Village — along with a double bogey — on his way to a 9-under 63 and a three-shot lead Thursday after the opening round of the Memorial. A week ago, McIlroy began his week at Wentworth by announcing he and tennis star Caroline Wozniacki had broken off their engagement. Then, he went out and won the BMW Championship for his strongest win in more than two years. At the Memorial, McIlroy caught his spikes in the turf on his second shot at the seventh hole and felt pain the rest of the round, especially when he had to put a little extra pop into tee shots or long irons. He was limping when he walked off the stage

after talking about how he made five birdies and two eagles after hurting his knee. It was the lowest opening round in 39 years at the Memorial. “I don’t think it’s anything more than just being confident with my game,” McIlroy said. “I was expecting this to happen. I’ve been playing well. I’ve been posting good numbers, good rounds. And I knew my game was close. And honestly, I don’t think it’s anything to do with what’s happening off the golf course. It’s just I’ve been trending in the right direction, and it’s starting to all come together.” Masters champion Bubba Watson, Chris Kirk and Paul Casey each had a 66 while playing in calmer and slightly softer morning conditions. Keegan Bradley was at 67, notable not because it was his best score at Muirfield Village but because it was his first time in his four years on the PGA Tour that he did not use a belly putter. Adam Scott, who won at Colonial last week in his debut at

the interior in Oklahoma City, was held to six points and two rebounds. “We have to regroup and come back better in a few days,” Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. The Spurs started Matt Bonner in place of Tiago Splitter to draw Ibaka out of the paint and it worked early. It also helped defensively, as Ibaka attacked Bonner but missed his first five shots on a series of running hooks. Duncan was also able to help defensively, rolling over to block a layup attempt by Ibaka. San Antonio’s crowd was raucous from the start, booing Westbrook heavily during pregame introductions and erupting joyously when Green scored the team’s first points on a 3-pointer 1 ½ minutes into the game. Oklahoma City withstood

the early barrage, going on an 11-2 run for its largest lead of the game. San Antonio kept Westbrook out of the paint early, but that only opened up the lanes for Jackson, who made his first five shots. He had four straight layups and then drained a 3-pointer with Parker closely defending. Three-point shooting got San Antonio back into the game, as Patty Mills and Green closed the first with consecutive 3s to tie the game at 32-all. Diaw’s 3 gave San Antonio a 42-37 lead with 6:12 left in the first half and resulted in an Oklahoma City timeout. Ginobili’s 3 gave a 65-52 lead with 6.9 seconds left in the first half. Ginobili’s third 3 gave San Antonio an 87-70 lead with 3 minutes remaining in the third.

Rangers top Habs, move to finals IRA PODELL AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK — Dominic Moore scored in the second period, Henrik Lundqvist bounced back from his worst performance in the playoffs and the New York Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 on Thursday night to advance to the Stanley Cup finals. The Rangers are in the championship round for the first time since winning it all in 1994. To celebrate, the Empire State Building was immediately lit up in Rangers colors. Lundqvist and the Rangers shook off a 7-4 road loss Tuesday night to take out the Canadiens on home ice in Game 6. Lundqvist needed to make only 18 saves to tie the team record for playoff shutouts with nine. He was pulled after allowing four goals in less than two periods Tuesday. “It feels so unbelievable,” Lundqvist said. “The way we responded here, I think we played one of our best periods of the whole playoffs in the

third period, when it mattered the most. You just have to get fired up and go out and play. The guys did such a great job. It was not hard.” Lundqvist had been 0-5 since 2009 in non-Game 7 clinching games. He leaped several times in his crease with his hands raised as streamers were fired off from the rafters. The Rangers don’t have a captain, so assistants Brad Richards, Dan Girardi and Marc Staal, were called to accept the Prince of Wales Trophy. The whole team joined them and posed for a full squad photo while the Garden rocked with yells of “We Want The Cup!” Montreal’s Dustin Tokarski, who replaced injured No. 1 goalie Carey Price after Game 1, was solid in making 31 saves. The Stanley Cup finals will begin Wednesday at either Chicago or Los Angeles, which leads the Western finals 3-2. Montreal made one final push after Tokarski was pulled for an extra skater with 1:53 left. Lundqvist held off the Ca-

McIlroy leads Memorial DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer


No. 1 in the world, lost momentum with a shot into the water for double bogey on No. 9, and he missed some birdie and eagle chances on the back nine that would have allowed him to stay close with McIlroy. He settled for a 69. Phil Mickelson also looked sharp — at least for 15 holes. He was at 5 under after a birdie on the 15th hole — at the time, just one shot out of the lead. But he hit into the water on the par-3 16th and did well to escape with bogey. He came up short on the 17th and muffed two flops shots on his way to double bogey. And he finished with another double bogey by three-putting the 18th. That gave him a 72. “Just threw away a good round,” Mickelson said. The course began to get firm under a hot sun late in the afternoon, which didn’t appear to bother McIlroy. Jordan Spieth picked up birdies on the par 5s, had a good par save on the 16th and squeezed out a 69 that left him pleased.





nadiens as fans chanted “Henrik! Hen-rik!” The Rangers broke the deadlock late in the second period after some good grinding work in the left corner by rugged forward Derek Dorsett. The puck came free to defenseman Ryan McDonagh, who sent it behind the net to Brian Boyle in the right corner. Boyle spotted Moore alone in the crease and fed a crisp pass for a hard shot that got through Tokarski with 1:53 left. Moore punctuated his third goal of the playoffs with an emphatic fist pump and yell. Montreal came right back and drew its second power play of the night when Brad Richards was forced to hook Thomas Vanek as the struggling forward was making a strong drive in front from behind the net with 12.9 seconds remaining in the period. The Canadiens failed on their two power plays and finished 2 for 23 in the series. Tokarski kept his club in it early in the third when the Rangers pushed for an insur-

ance goal. Tokarski did splits and lunges to deny Derick Brassard on the doorstep after New York moved the puck out from behind the net. Vanek, who hasn’t scored in seven games, nearly gave the Canadiens the lead with 4:45 to go in the second when he put a shot on net while Montreal had a mini 2-on-0 in front. Lundqvist made a desperate rolling move onto his back and got a piece of the puck with a swipe of his blocker, deflecting it away from the top of the net. Montreal got back forward Brandon Prust after he served a two-game suspension for a late hit in Game 3 that broke Derek Stepan’s jaw. But Dale Weise sat out two nights after he was wobbled by a hit to the head from John Moore that cost the Rangers defenseman a twogame suspension that will carry into the Cup finals opener. Despite being outshot 11-5 in the scoreless first period, the Canadiens had the most dangerous chances and controlled play in the New York end in the closing minutes of the frame.





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players limped off to the sidelines with minor injuries, making it clear the desperation the players were feeling. All players recovered without further assistance. “Anytime you score a goal in a state match, it’s gonna cause urgency by the other team,” said Kenai coach Dan Verkuilen. “Goals don’t come easy at state.” A Wasilla defender was charged with a handball in the goalie box in the 35th minute, and Cori Holmes was chosen to take the penalty kick. Holmes converted successfully with a shot to the right corner, putting the Kardinals up 1-0. Seven minutes into the second half, Caitlin Steinbeck sent a big shot toward Wasilla goalie Victoria Runyon, who saved it initially but bounced it back out to the waiting clutches of Hannah Drury, who sent it right back and into the net. “The development of

that PK was really sharp, and I liked seeing that,” Verkuilen said. “We got that nice outside movement and that nice ball coming in, and we had players there.” Overall, Kenai ended the match with nine shots on goal, while Wasilla managed seven. Verkuilen praised the midfield prowess of a number of his players, particularly Heidi Perkins. “We knew that we had to really keep ahold of the midfield, and (Perkins) did an amazing job of filling that space,” Verkuilen said. “She did a perfect job of keeping that middle free.” Soldotna girls 3, Lathrop 0 The Soldotna girls made sure of a trip to the Alaska School Activities Association state soccer semifinals by scoring early and cruising to a 3-0 win over Lathrop on Thursday at Eagle River High School. Facing a Malamutes team that they knew nothing about, the Stars got a pair of goals in the first seven minutes from Kylee Wolfe and

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boys, which include the large schools like Service, a team that was playing without its starting goalkeeper. After 80 minutes of action, Homer pulled off a 3-1 upset win that left the Mariners fans in complete ecstasy, knowing that they had prolonged their bid for a state championship to Friday’s state semifinal round, where they will face the Colony Knights at Anchorage Football Stadium at 3 p.m. “Upset? I don’t know, (Service) was No. 3,” said Homer coach Warren Waldorf. “Two equal seeds.” Both Homer and Service were given No. 3 seeds for the tournament due to a random draw, but common sense dictated that according to school size and population, Service was the heavy favorite. “I said this before, I think we’re within a goal of any team in the state,” Waldorf said. “That’s what this game was shaking out to be, and then we scored two quick ones.” The Cougars were left in a state of shock, not surprising for a team that compiled a 102-2 conference record, but more because of the situation involving the team’s starting goalie. Jacob Anders was hospitalized last Sunday in a car accident that also involved his fa-

Olivia Conradi that helped to set the pace the rest of the game. Skylar Shaw added an insurance goal midway through the second half. “It’s always good to get the first one under your belt,” said Soldotna coach Jimmy Love, breathing a sigh of relief. The win put SoHi through to the state semifinals on Friday with a match against South Anchorage at 5 p.m. at Anchorage Football Stadium. “We won’t change how we play,” Love said ahead of Friday’s match. “I don’t think you can change the way you play based on your opponent. We might make small tweaks and adjustments, but we won’t be changing anything else.” Last year, SoHi began its state tournament with a 3-0 win over Grace Christian, but lost to eventual champion Dimond in the semifinal round. Thursday, Dimond already found itself knocked out with a 2-1 overtime loss to Service. Soldotna will be needing a complete team effort against No. 1-seeded South to clinch a state champion-

ther, and that left the Cougars competing with heavy hearts. “It was a hard week,” said Service coach Dan Rufner. “It’s been emotional, there’s been lots of tears for the whole team and hospital visits. We’ve been more focused on delivering meals for the family than game prep, so it’s been tough.” Rufner was forced to use his backup goalie, Caleb VanBlankenstein, who also has varsity experience. For a squad that has had Waldorf praising his line of defense, it was the offensive tricks that caught Service off guard. The Cougars held control for much of the match, but the Mariners struck first in the eighth minute on their first shot on goal. The Service defense was caught offguard on a Homer attack as VanBlankenstein found himself backpeddling to catch the ball, which took a bounce into the net. Quinn Daugharty was credited with the goal. Service equalized in the 30th minute with a deep cross played from the left side by Azzam Azzam that left Homer goalie Brian Rowe scrambling to the right but ultimately coming up short as the ball bounced off the right goalpost. The real drama came in the 58th minute, when Jake Worsfold, Drew Brown, Max Mangue and Daugharty all got a touch on the ball within the Service goalie box, which sud-

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and Tyler Covey, who each reached on errors, had scored on a Kenny Griffin single for a 5-4 game, the Stars had the bases loaded with two outs when Conradi stepped to the plate. He lined a shot back to the pitcher, ending the game. If the ball gets through, the Stars would have tied the game and maybe taken the lead. “I can’t be too upset because we were playing the top seed from the north,” Stein said. “We were able to make it a close game. It was good to see.” Joey Becher and Klayton Justice pitched for the Stars, limiting the Warriors to six hits. “I thought Joey pitched a really good game,” Stein said. “He went into the fifth inning.” SoHi had four hits, with two coming from Griffin. Colony 12, Kenai 7 Matt Palmer finished 4 for 4 with three home runs, four runs and four RBIs to lead the Knights, the No. 2 seed from the Northern Division, past the Kardinals, No. 3 from the south. Palmer connected to center field in the first inning, to right field in the third inning and to left field in the fifth inning. The outfield fence is only 300 feet from the plate in all the fields. Palmer said he knew his shot in the first was out, but wasn’t sure about the other two, which were fly balls that just carried over the fence. Still, with one career home run coming into the game, the junior, who got into the weight room in the offseason to increase his power, wasn’t complaining. “I was pleased with that because

ship game berth. The Stars made sure the competition knew they weren’t messing around Thursday. Five minutes in, Wolfe wrangled the ball from a Lathrop defender and ripped it past goalie Makayla Triplehorn from 20 yards out for the first goal of the game. “I think it kind of settles everybody’s nerves and the girls tend to settle down and play their style of the game,” Love said. “But it definitely makes a huge difference.” Two minutes later, Conradi took an assist from Skylar Shaw and sent a similar strike out that had Triplehorn second-guessing where the ball was going to land. Love said the early goals from two of the Stars’ leading scorers showed that SoHi is playing the style of game that got them here. “I don’t think it matters who puts the ball in the net, but they just play better being up,” Love said. “We’ll have to see how to adjust our style if we’re behind.” At halftime, Soldotna held an 8-0 shots on goal

advantage, and had taken three corner kicks to Lathrop’s zero. “One thing I think we suffered from in Fairbanks that the rest of the state has picked up on is speed of play,” said Lathrop coach Daniel Gibson. “Right off the bat, just off the ball movement, the speed of play kind of smacked us in the mouth.” As the second half began and the minutes ticked down, the physicality continued to pick up and Lathrop attempted to rally back with increasing success on downfield charges. However, the Stars answered back with a goal from Shaw in the 65th minute, getting help from Kelci Benson as the ball clattered around in the goalie box to extinguish Lathrop’s hopes. “I told them that they need to get that third goal,” Love said. “(Lathrop) were moving the ball really well and we were kind of watching in my opinion. I think we were letting them do what they would normally do, and we were reacting to them.”

Goodell speaks about conduct FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell responded Thursday night to criticisms by NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, who contended a double standard exists when it comes to the league doling out punishments. In comments to ESPN earlier Thursday, Smith specifically addressed the delayed discipline of Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, who has yet to be punished by Goodell after being arrested in March for allegedly operating a vehicle while intoxicated and while in the possession of prescription drugs and $29,000 in cash. Irsay was formally charged Friday. “The personal conduct policy applies to commissioners, owners, players, coaches,” Goodell told reporters at the New England Patriots’ team facility. “It applies to all of us. We all have a responsibility to do things the right way. There are several players that we haven’t taken any action on, either. “We like to get the facts, we like to be thorough and we like to understand them. Charges were just filed last week. I don’t believe there’s a credibility gap.” Goodell was at Foxborough to speak at a football safety clinic for mothers, a program aimed at furthering safer play at all levels of the game. Smith pointed toward Goodell’s swift and sometimes harsh action when dealing with troubled players in the past.

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Homer’s Drew Brown (facing camera) celebrates a victory over Service at the state soccer tournament in Eagle River on Thursday.

denly became a frantic scene of shots that simply were not going in at point-blank range. Worsfold eventually knocked it in for the go-ahead score. “I don’t know what happened there,” Waldorf said. Just two minutes later,

I’ve been working on taking the ball where it’s pitched,” Palmer said of hitting taters to each field. Colony starter Ben Ross was dominant early in the game and carried a no-hitter and a 6-0 lead into the fifth inning. Dalton McHugill, who finished 2 for 3 with two runs, also went yard in the first five innings to give Colony four round-trippers on the day. But Kenai began to fight back in the fifth inning, when Ellery Steffensen had an infield single and Dallas Pierren followed by smashing a two-run home run to center. “None of those would have been home runs in most ballparks — in any ballpark,” Kenai coach John Kennedy said. “Dallas was actually fooled on his, but he’s such a good hitter that he was able to hit it off his front foot.” Colony jumped back to a 9-2 lead in the bottom of the fifth with three runs, but just one was earned because Kenai dropped two pop-ups in the inning. “It’s a much different ballgame if we can catch fly balls,” Kennedy said. “That’s been our Achilles’ heel all year.” In the top of the sixth, the Kards kept after a fatiguing Ross. Kenai loaded the bases with no outs on a walk and two hits, then Isaac Mese walked to score a run and Paul Steffensen doubled to score two more and make it 9-5. Ross was taken out at that point, having pitched 5 1-3 innings and giving up five runs on five hits while walking five and striking out 11. “I think he got tired and started to change his stuff and it messed up his mechanics,” Colony coach Jordan Chadwell said. “The first five innings he was really good.” Logan Sanders came in for Ross and got out of the inning with no further damage. But in the bottom of the sixth, fly balls came back to hurt the Kards

Mangue received a through ball from Mario Glosser and was able to break away and make a run downfield that resulted in a shot that bounced off VanBlankenstein and back to Mangue, who sealed the win with an insurance goal.

“Usually we score and we let up a little bit, but today we scored and then we attacked,” Waldorf said. “It’s a different and new behavior that we haven’t seen before.” Service attempted numerous desperation shots on goal in the

late minutes, but Rowe stood strong in net for the Mariners. “We’re gonna stay excited,” Waldorf said. “This is a big deal for the kids. How often does a small-school team go to state and win the tournament?”

Southcentral Conference tournament

All games at Soldotna Little League fields Today’s games Game 1 — Wasilla 5, Soldotna 4 Game 2 — Houston 6, Homer 5 Game 3 — Kodiak 15, Palmer 2 Game 4 — Colony 12, Kenai 7 Game 5 — Wasilla 11, Houston 7 Game 6 — Colony 8, Kodiak 1 Friday’s games Game 7 — Soldotna vs. Homer, 10 a.m. Game 8 — Palmer vs. Kenai, 10 a.m. Game 9 — Game 7 winner vs. Kodiak, 3 p.m. Game 10 — Game 8 winner vs. Houston, 3 p.m. Game 11 (championship) — Wasilla vs. Colony, 7 p.m. Saturday’s games Game 12 — Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 10 a.m. Second-place game — Game 12 winner vs. Game 11 loser Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion

Kenai’s Gabe Boyle heads for first base during their game against Colony again. With two outs and runners on Thursday at the Soldotna Little League fields.

first and second, Layne Cottingham hit a fly ball to center field that Isaac Mese couldn’t corral. The ball slipped over the wall for a four-base error. The Kards tried to rally in the seventh as Sanders walked four and committed two errors, but the rally came up short. In all, Colony pitchers walked nine and hit one. “We can’t give teams that many opportunities,” Chadwell said. Miles Jones started for Kenai and gave up five runs on eight hits in three innings. Freshman Zack Selinger then pitched one inning and gave up just a home run that was a fly ball that slipped over the fence. “I’m excited by the way he pitched as a freshman in the region tournament,” Kennedy said. Dallas Pierren pitched the final two innings and gave up four hits and six runs, only one earned. Ross finished 2 for 3 with a run and an RBI, Sanders was 2 for 3 with two runs, and Cottingham scored three C




times for the Knights. In the fourth inning, Wylie Donich, Sam Combs and Nate O’Lena each who had two hits in the game, reached scored a pair of runs for the Kards. on a single and eventually scored to tie the game at 2. In the top of the fifth, Houston Houston 6, Homer 5, 8 inn. grabbed a 4-2 lead before Bowe scored The Hawks, the No. 3 seed from the again after a double to make it 4-3 in north, held on for an extra-inning vic- the bottom of the frame. tory over the Mariners, No. 2 from the Devin Elson, who was 3 for 4, south. homered to put the Hawks up 5-3 in Houston led 5-3 entering the bot- the top of the seventh before Homer’s tom of the seventh inning, but Greg big comeback. Smith led off the inning with a home run for the Mariners, then Tommy Kodiak 15, Palmer 2, 5 innings Bowe followed with another tater to tie the game. The Bears, the top seed from the But Houston followed to mount the south, made quick work of the Moose, winning rally in the top of the eight No. 4 from the north. inning against reliever Sheldon Hutt, Kodiak scored six runs in the third with Cody Buntin scoring the winning and six runs in the fourth. run. Myles Wilson scored three times Homer took a 1-0 lead in the sec- for the Bears, while Jon LeVan, Aaron ond inning when Bowe was hit by a Polasky, Jacob Arnold and Sam Benpitch and eventually scored, but Hous- nett each had two runs. ton came back with two runs in the top Sam Kirchenschlager and Josiah of the third off starter Kyle Johnson. Chya had home runs for Kodiak.






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n 1944, Smokey Bear started saying, “Only you can prevent forest fires.” Other than replacing “forest fires” with the more-inclusive “wildfires” in 2014, here we are, 70 years from when he started, and he’s still pointing a furry finger at us and telling us we can prevent wildfires. The trouble with slogans is that they don’t use enough qualifiers. What bothers me most about Smokey’s is that he apparently believes that wildfires can be prevented. Sure, we can prevent some wildfires, but we’ll never be able to prevent all of them. Before humans, lightning and volcanoes started fires. After the first Europeans began settling on the Kenai Peninsula in the late 1700s, the woods started burning more often. Tens of thousands of us now live on the peninsula, with more arriving all the time. Combine that fact with a warming climate, and it becomes likely that the peninsula will see an increase in the number of wildfires in the future. People don’t usually start wildfires on purpose, although some do. Most wildfires are caused by accidents. In 1947, workers constructing the Sterling Highway accidentally started a fire that burned about 310,000 acres. The furry fingerpointing didn’t prevent it. We have to accept the fact that it’s not if wildfires are going to happen, but when. Once we acknowledge that, we can focus on the real problem, which is letting fuels stack up until a monster, uncontrollable wildfire occurs, one that can kill people and destroy property, one like the Funny River Fire, which as this is written has burned more than 180,000 acres. It’s still burning, and still dangerous. We could reduce the number of wildfires by conducting small, controlled, or “prescriptive” burns, but it’s easier said than done. The “powers that be” have been leery of prescriptive burns on the peninsula. They’ve wanted to burn, but didn’t want to risk starting a fire that went out of control, destroying homes and endangering lives. Even the risk of creating smoke over Anchorage has been enough to keep them from burning. Deciding whether to conduct a prescriptive burn or not isn’t easy. Temperature, humidity, wind velocity and direction and other variable factors enter into the “to burn, or not to burn” equation. There’s uncertainty about how long fuels should be allowed to build up before they’re burned. There are differing opinions about how hot a fire should be in order to benefit a given ecosystem. No bureaucrat wants to risk his reputation, let See PALMER, page C-2

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Sean Gobin, founder of Warrior Hike, shakes hands with Jamey Pierson at the Catawba Mountain trail head on May 17, in Catawba, Va. Gobin founded the Warrior Hike to coordinate hikes for other veterans who are struggling to adapt to civilian life. This spring, 26 veterans set off on hikes along the AT, the Continental Divide Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail.

By LUANNE RIFE The Roanoke Times

ROANOKE, Va. — After three combat deployments in a dozen years, Sean Gobin stepped onto the Appalachian Trail in Georgia to walk off the war. Six months and more than 2,000 miles later, Gobin made it to Katahdin, Maine. Time enough to do plenty of thinking. Gobin is hardly the first combat veteran to “walk off the war.” Earl Shaffer, the first documented through-hiker on the AT in 1948, reportedly set out to do just that. Gobin has taken it a step further. He founded the Warrior Hike to coordinate hikes for other veterans who are struggling to adapt to civilian life. This spring, 26 veterans set off on hikes along the AT, the Continental Divide Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. On May 17, Gobin drove his motorcycle from

Charlottesville, where he just graduated from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, to the parking area for the McAfee Knob trail along Virginia 311 to meet up with this year’s AT hikers. Fourteen veterans embarked on the journey on March 17 — half have hiked the 700 or so miles into the Catawba Valley. Two who dropped out earlier because of injuries are expected to rejoin the group. While waiting on Gobin and on a bus to take them to the Veterans of Foreign War Post 1264 in Roanoke, the hikers gathered around the open trunk of another hiker veteran who brought in supplies: Twinkies and Pabst Blue Ribbon. For most of the week, each man is off to himself; sometimes a few will meet up at night, but all gather at an appointed time each weekend to keep with the schedule that will get them to the end of the trail on Sept. 12 and to visit with veterans in trail towns who Sgt. 1st Class Jody Martin helps load packs into want to lend their support. a Department of Veterans Affairs vehicle from the See HIKE, page C-2 Warrior Hikers on May 17, in Catawba, Va.

Portland rose garden’s history lies in World War I By CHAD GARLAND Associated Press

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This undated image shows the International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park in Portland, Ore. The garden was founded during World War I as a way to preserve plants that European hybridists feared might be wiped out in the bombings.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Boasting spectacular views of the city skyline and — on a clear day — snow-covered Mount Hood, Portland’s International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park is a refuge from a hectic world. But during World War I, the rose garden offered a refuge of a different sort: It was a preserve for plants that European hybridists feared might be wiped out in

the bombings. This summer marks 100 years since the start of World War I in 1914, and while the rose garden did not become a reality until after the U.S. entered the war in 1917, it was proposed not long after the war began. As early as August 1915, an Oregon newspaper reported that Jesse A. Currey, a Portland rose hobbyist, was working to gain support for his idea of a municipal rose test garden from American Rose Society President Wal-

lace R. Pierson and Portland’s George L. Baker, then the city’s parks commissioner, and later its mayor when the garden was approved in 1917. Currey got help from his friend George C. Thomas Jr., a rose enthusiast from Philadelphia and a captain in Army Air Service who flew in France during the war. In June 1918, the Oregonian newspaper called Thomas “America’s greatest amateur rosarian,” and See ROSE, page C-2

Geologic explanation for two sockeye populations in the Russian River R efuge N otebook D ick Reger My interest in the Russian River fishery was suddenly piqued one day about four years ago, when a colleague, Paul Ruesch, asked me a very intriguing question: Could there be a geologic reason for the two genetically diverse sockeye salmon populations in the Russian River drainage? My initial response was: What do you mean by genetically diverse sockeye stocks in Russian River? Paul, a retired Alaska Fish and Game fishery biologist, was ready with the answer—genetic studies demonstrate that the DNA is different in salmon spawning above and below the falls in Russian River. A couple of days later, he showed me a complicatedlooking diagram that illustrates genetic relations between red salmon that spawn in different

Cook Inlet drainages, including Russian River. Simply put, closely related sockeye stocks plot close together in that diagram, and stocks that are not closely related plot far apart. At the top of the diagram, Paul pointed out a population of sockeyes that spawns above the Russian River falls during early and late runs, and the adults are small relative to adult reds that spawn below the falls. I later learned that those red salmon overwinter in the Upper and Lower Russian lakes. In the lower third of the diagram, Paul then indicated a population of red salmon that spawns during the late run below the falls and clusters with other sockeyes spawning in the Upper Kenai River. Those reds overwinter in Skilak Lake. Actually, the relation of fish distribution to geologic factors has intrigued me since my graduate-school days, when I was assigned to read a classic 1948 paper by Carl Hubbs and Robert Miller on the zoological evidence relating fish distributions and drainage changes in the desert southwestern US.

Model based on the blockage of upper Resurrection River by a late-glacial advance of Exit Glacier, impoundment of the drainage in a former lake above the glacier dam, northwestward overflow from the impounded lake into the upper Russian River, and southeastward drainage through a diversion channel around Exit Glacier into lower Resurrection River.

So, I was preprogrammed to try and answer Paul’s initial question. A guiding principle of my geologic studies is to understand the big picture first, so I initially studied the 1:250,000-scale

topographic map of the Seward Quadrangle, where the Russian River, a north-flowing tributary of the Upper Kenai River, is confined in an intensely glaciated mountain valley. I located the Russian River falls, Lower C




Russian Lake, and Upper Russian Lake, and I noted that the uppermost Russian River is separated by a low drainage divide at ~850 feet elevation from nearby Summit Creek, the uppermost tributary of Resurrec-

tion River, which drains southeastward into Resurrection Bay near Seward. Could red salmon somehow have crossed the divide from Resurrection River into Russian River? See REFUGE, page C-2





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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — What’s an Octoberfest without beer? Utah residents may soon find out. The Utah liquor commission put Snowbird Ski Resort officials on notice this week that it might not grant the permit for its Oktoberfest festival, held each weekend from Aug. 16 to Oct. 12. The commission is trying to rein in alcohol permits for special events as it reevaluates who should really be approved. “We’re trying to send a signal that we are tightening up,” state liquor commission chairman David Gladwell said during a monthly meeting Tuesday, the Salt Lake Tribune reported ( ). The seven-person board approved a permit for the Snowbird’s Father’s Day Brewfest in mid-June, but only following a lengthy discussion Tuesday. Gladwell said the commission is studying state law to deter-

mine if the single-event permits were designed for charitable organizations, and not businesses that use them to rake in profits. “Maybe we were allowing something that the Legislature had not intended?” said Gladwell, the Deseret News reported. Snowbird general manager Bob Bonar said he was surprised to learn two weeks ago that the commission was considering rejecting the permit for the Father’s Day Brewfest. He said he’ll work with the commission to ensure that it approves a permit for Oktoberfest, which has been held annually since 1973 and draws about 60,000 people. “Not having a liquor permit for Oktoberfest would hurt a lot,” Bonar said. “It’s the second best thing we do after powder skiing.” Utah’s liquor laws are regularly debated during the legislative session with many tourism,

. . . Palmer

visit and recreate, more and more wildfires will occur. Perhaps the Funny River Fire will prove to governmental agencies, land managers and federal lawmakers that a dangerous, out-of-control wildfire costs far more than an effective prescriptive-burn program.

Continued from page C-1

alone his career, by making a mistake. Planning and conducting a burn is expensive, so budget cuts sometimes get blamed for not burning. Les Palmer can be reached As more and more people come to the peninsula to live, at

. . . Rose Continued from page C-1

reported that before he went to war, he left instructions that “as soon as the Portland garden was established, it should receive his two most promising seedlings.” In early 1918, the garden began receiving plants from growers in England and Ireland, as well as Los Angeles, Washington and the Eastern United States. The garden is an example both of Oregon’s support for the war through its natural resources — including food from its farms and timber from its forests — and as part of the era’s City Beautiful movement, said Chet Orloff, director emeritus of the Oregon Historical Society. “Through that whole period, we are really putting a lot of effort, at least this city is, into creating a greater parks system,” said Orloff, who is president and director of Portland’s Museum of the City. “The rose was such an important part of the persona of the city, and this was a great way to contribute to an international effort to preserve something.” Portland has long been nicknamed the “City of Roses.” A decade before the test garden was proposed, 20 miles (32 kilometers) of Portland’s streets were lined with rose bushes for the 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition. Two years later Portland began its annual rose festival. The test garden was a way to solidify the city’s reputation as a rose-growing center internationally — its supporters at the time worried Seattle or Tacoma, Washington, could steal

the title, according to the old newspaper accounts. “This was still the era when cities were promoting themselves, and they did so by beautifying themselves,” Orloff said. In its first year, the garden occupied about a block, between a playground and an elk corral. Today, it spans 4.5 terraced acres (1.8 hectares), with more than 10,000 rose bushes — more than 600 varieties in every shape and color except black and blue, even stripes, said Harry Landers, the garden’s curator. Test beds are planted with new varieties evaluated on several characteristics, including disease resistance, bloom form, color and fragrance. A Gold Medal Garden features previous years’ best selections, and the Shakespeare Garden features roses named after characters in the bard’s works. The flowers bloom from May until as late as November. Landers said about a halfmillion visitors from all over the world stop in to smell them each year. “The fragrance is back into roses,” Landers said, noting that some rose lovers had worried the smell had been bred out of them in favor of disease resistance. “The fragrance is just intoxicating.” They’re most fragrant in the heat of the day, Landers said, though that’s also when the garden is busiest. He said they’re at their most beautiful in the morning, and he prefers the garden in the early mornings as the city below comes to life. There are no plans to mark the war’s centenary at the garden, but the city celebrates its 107th Rose Festival through June 15.

restaurant and bar owners pushing to “normalize” the laws to make the state friendly to outof-state visitors. They’ve successfully lobbied to change some rules, such as in 2009, when the state did away with a requirement for bars to operate as members-only social clubs, but hit a brick wall in the recent legislative session. In January, just days before this year’s legislative session, the Mormon church issued a defense of Utah’s liquor laws, calling on lawmakers to leave them alone and saying they keep residents safe. Most Utah legislators are Mormon, and an estimated

. . . Hike Continued from page C-1

Several said that while they are grateful for the hospitality and the meals, sometimes it’s a bit much. “I appreciate the people think enough of us to provide a meal and sometimes a place to eat and that they appreciate that we were willing to die for our country,” said Jamey Pierson of Elmira, New York. “But when you get to a town, you just want to shower, do your laundry and relax.” Pierson spent 24 years in the Air Force, six of them on duty at Dover Air Force Mortuary and at Walter Reed, and had thought about hiking the AT alone when he found out about the Warrior Hikers. “For the most part, you walk during the day by yourself. There are a lot of ups and downs, personalities to figure out,” he said. “We have our arguments like anything else in life.” Todd Rogers of East Greenbush, New York, said he strug-

. . . Refuge Continued from page C-1

Further examination of the topographic map revealed that Exit Glacier near Seward is positioned so that a significantly larger glacier would dam Resurrection River, impounding a large lake upstream of the glacier barrier and potentially trapping sockeyes during a spawning run. If lake level reached ~850 feet elevation, lake waters would decant across the drainage divide and enter the Russian River drainage, carrying along the red salmon trapped in the lake. Could I find evidence for the damming of the Resurrection River by Exit Glacier? I next looked at aerial photographs of the Exit Glacier area and examined the area stereoscopically, so that I got a good 3-dimensional impression of the topography there. Sure enough, on the northeastern side of the Resurrection River valley across from the modern terminus of Exit Glacier, there is an obvious bedrock channel at ~850 feet elevation through which the river could have been diverted if the valley was blocked by an expanded Exit Glacier. Preparing a model (see graphic) showing the relations of the glacier/lake/drainage system was pretty straight forward. Unfortunately, I lack the in-





two-thirds of residents belong to the faith. Avoiding alcohol use is a fundamental part of being considered a fully practicing member of the Mormon church, and those who drink face social stigma and are barred from worship in temples. Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control executive director Sal Petilos told the Tribune that the board should only issue permits for special festivals and galas that are onetime events and last only a few days and are used by a civic or community group to promote a common good, The Tribune reports.

AP Photo/The Deseret News, Mike Terry

In this photo taken on Sept. 6, 2009, Cindy White, left, and Walter Schwemmer, right, dance to the Bavarian musical group Alpiners USA as part of the Oktoberfest celebration at Snowbird Mountain Resort in Utah.

‘For the most part, you walk during the day by yourself. There are a lot of ups and downs, personalities to figure out. We have our arguments like anything else in life.’ — Jamey Pierson, Veteran gled to adjust to civilian life. “I had a ridiculous hard time. At one time I was on 11 different medications. Some of them counteract each other. The doctors don’t talk to each other,” Rogers said. “I couldn’t sleep. I had anger issues and anxiety, and a tremendous amount of social anxiety.” The trail is different. “This is nice to be out here. Everyone you talk to out here has things in common. Like where are you going to find the next water source. Whether it’s going to rain,” he said. “There are no computers, TVs, cellphones that constantly have your attention,” Gobin said. “You’re just hiking eight

hours a day, day after day, week after week, month after month, so your brain doesn’t have any other choice but to process everything you’re going through. That’s what is really therapeutic. Having to go see a counselor at 4 p.m. on a Tuesday and sit in a cubicle and talk at length about something you’re not really comfortable talking about isn’t necessarily the way people want to come to terms with their wartime experiences.” Gobin’s hike came just a few months after his last deployment. Two years later, he understands better why it’s so hard for so many veterans several years later.

formation to date the diversion of Resurrection River reds into the Kenai River drainage. An informed guess is that a larger Exit Glacier likely blocked the Resurrection River near the end of the last major glacial recession, perhaps 11,000 to 12,000 years ago. I have not proven that such mixing of sockeye populations actually occurred in the manner I propose. Ideally, the model could be tested by comparing the DNA of the Russian River reds with sockeye salmon that spawn today in Resurrection River. Unfortunately, I learned that the modern runs of red

salmon in Resurrection River are not native to that drainage, but are composed of a mixture of fish from several different drainages that were initially reared in the Trail Lake hatchery near Moose Pass. So the DNA of those fish cannot be used to test my hypothesis. Geologic investigations often reach an impasse like this, where the available data are inadequate to provide a definitive solution. Optimists, like me, anticipate that future geologists and geneticists will eventually find the information needed to verify or refute this particular drainage model.

“Usually, when you first get home, there’s an immediate transition into whatever civilian job or school. A couple years down the road, you realize things aren’t the same,” he said. “You leave a part of your humanity in the battlefield. That’s the best way to verbalize it,” he said. “You need to figure out a way to come to terms with it or get that piece back. So there needs to be some kind of transitional experience where you can regain that faith in humanity, reconnect with society and have that camaraderie that you lost when you got out.” Hiking the AT is not a cure for PTSD, he said. “It’s a matter of coping, coming to terms with what your wartime experiences were. So this is more of a reset button. When you get back to the world and you feel the stresses building up, it’s easy and it’s free to take off to nature. It’s a coping strategy. It’s accessible. It’s free. “It’s not medication, drugs or alcohol.”

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Homer Electric Association, Inc., is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Engineer II in the Kenai, Alaska office. The successful candidate will have an ABET accredited Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or related field and preference may be given to candidates who have completed an Engineering Intern (EI) or Engineer in Training (EIT), or Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam from a state licensing board. 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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Come join a family-friendly, innovative work environment. The Kenaitze Indian Tribe has opened our Dena'ina Wellness Center, featuring an integrated model of care. Employees at Kenaitze Indian Tribe deliver health, social service, education and tribal court services to tribal members, Alaska Native/American Indian people and others. Kenaitze Indian Tribe is recruiting for the following Full Time Position:

Hope Community Resources is seeking an experienced candidate for our Home Alliance Coordinator position in Kenai! Hope is a private, non-profit agency that provides services to people who experience disabilities. Through in-home supports and community activities, people supported by Hope have the opportunity to live a full life in the community of their choice. The HAC is a live-in assisted living home manager. This involves assisting with daily living needs, connecting the individuals with activities in their community, and training and scheduling other staff who work in the home. This position is compensated at approximately $49,900/yr. We offer paid training and competitive benefits. Visit our website and apply online at or visit our local office at 47202 Princeton Ave in Soldotna.

Accounts Payable Specialist Charge Card Program

Under the direction and supervision of the Controller, is responsible for the charge card program accounts payable function of the Tribe's accounting department.

Cook - School Year

Is responsible for providing, maintaining, and serving a family style menu for Early Childhood Center children. Will ensure complete and accurate production records, food/supply purchasing, and sanitizing the kitchen per USDA inspection requirements and CACFP protocols.

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Cook Aide - School Year

Forklift Operators & Pipe Inspectors

STERLING AREA SENIOR CITIZENS 34453 Sterling Highway Sterling, Alaska 99672 (907) 262-6808 Fax (907) 262-3883

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The Sterling Area Senior Citizens, Inc.(SASCI) is accepting applications for an Executive Director to facilitate all of the programs, activities, staff, and facilities of SASCI Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for the satisfactory job performance of the position would be qualifying. A detailed job description is available at our facility or via email request to

Teacher Aide - School Year, 37 weeks

The Forklift Operator must have some previous forklift experience and good writing skills. Pipe Inspectors must have experience in the inspection of oilfield tubular goods. Compensation will depend on experience level. National Oilwell Varco offers a comprehensive and very competitive employee benefits package including health, dental, life, and disability insurance, a retirement plan, and paid time off.

Support and assist the teacher in providing a positive learning experience for children and families, creating a successful environment that will promote the growth and development of up to 20 preschool children and families.

Teacher Aide Substitute School Year, on call

To provide support for all classrooms of up to 20 preschool children each, in all aspects of the classroom operations and activities.

To apply, please call Frank or Ken at (907) 776-5137. EOE, M/F/D/V

Benefits include Holidays, Paid Time Off, Extended Sick Leave, Medical/Dental/Life & Accidental Death Insurance, 401(k) For the job description or to apply visit our website at For questions call 907-335-7200. P.L. 93-638 applies

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PETS & LIVESTOCK Birds Cats Dogs Horses Livestock Livestock Supplies Pet Services Pet Supplies


Please call 262-6808 for more information.


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CASH 4 NOTES! Money 2 Lend! McKinley Mortgage Co. Family owned since 1989 License#100309 (907)783-2277

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Part/Full Time Medical Receptionist

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Peninsula Hearing Services, Inc. has an opening for a part/full time medical receptionist. Experience in computers, medical terminology, phones, scheduling, filing, verifying insurance eligibility. Must be able to multi-task and work well with the public. Attention to detail and able to meet deadlines. Must be able to work well under pressure in a busy workplace with little or no supervision. Monday – Thursday, 6- 7 hours per day. Salary DOE. Bring resume to Peninsula Hearing Services at 105 Shady Lane, Soldotna, Alaska. No phone calls please. Only serious applicants need apply.

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Alaska Waste Is Now Hiring

Office & Clerical


Experience is not required, on the job training. Full and part time permanent positions. Questions Call 262-5248 or drop off a resume at Frames & Things Inc. 44539 Sterling Hwy Ste 104 Soldotna Alaska 99669

Merchandise For Sale

Refrigerator/Freezer. Kenmore 21, top freezer, white. call (907)335-9993

Heavy Equipment/ Farm Machinery

Advertising Assistant Proficiency with both Mac and PC computer using Word/ Excel and Outlook, as well as experience with other software programs desirable. Exceptional customer service and telephone skills, accuracy in data entry with a high attention to detail. Professional appearance. Ability to meet deadlines and complete multiple tasks, this individual will support the Advertising Department with office related tasks, may work directly with customers in a receptionist capacity, perform data entry on a daily basis, and learn to answer phones. Hours are Monday – Friday, 8am- 5pm. Salary DOE. Benefits available. Submit completed application attention: Leslie Talent Peninsula Clarion PO Box 3009 Kenai, AK 99611 No Phone Calls. The Peninsula Clarion is an EOE. Applications are available at our offices on 150 Trading Bay Road in Kenai, Suite 1.





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Currently seeking Framing Specialists who can.. -Provide friendly and helpful customer service. -Process transactions, registers and/or custom framing sales. -Produces framing orders according to company conservation & design standards. -Supports teamwork & collaboration. Other duties as assigned. Requirements: -18 years or older and have a High School Diploma or equivalent. -Successfully pass a background check. -Work schedule includes Saturdays. -Have a willingness to learn and develop your custom framing knowledge.



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WANTED WAREHOUSE/ DELIVERY HELPER Fulltime, year round, benefits. Drug test required. Apply in person at Sadler's in Sterling, Mile 81.5, Sterling Hwy. EOE

Auctions Business for Sale Financial Opportunities Mortgages/Loans

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 the general operations of the department. The Assistant Chief serves as a member of the 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.

Teacher - School Year, 37 weeks

Create a successful environment that will promote the growth and development of up to 20 preschool children and families, following the guidance of the Head Start performance standards.

NOV Tuboscope currently has opportunities available for Entry-Level Forklift Operators and Pipe Inspectors at their facility located in Nikiski, AK.

Agriculture Computing & Engineering Construction & Trades Domestics, Childcare, Aides Drivers/Transportation Education Finance & Accounting General Employment Healthcare Hospitality & Food Service Manufacturing & Production Oil & Refinery Office & Clerical Personal Care/Beauty Professional/ Management Real Estate, Leasing, Mortgage Retail Sales & Marketing Schools/Training Tourism Work Wanted


Assist the Cook at the Early Childhood Center by performing basic tasks in the preparation of foods or to perform food service duties.

RECREATION Aircrafts & Parts All-Terrain Vehicles Archery Bicycles Boat Supplies/Parts Boats & Sail Boats Boat Charters Boats Commercial Campers/Travel Trailers Fishing Guns Hunting Guide Service Kayaks Lodging Marine Motor Homes/RVs Snowmobiles Sporting Goods

To place an ad call 907-283-7551

Assistant Chief Emergency Services/ Small Station, Anchor Point Fire & Emergency Service Area, Anchor Point, AK.

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7Ft. GROUSER BLADE For Skid Steer $3,000. ----HOTSY- Hot water pressure washer $2,500. ----PELLET MILL Saw Dust to Pellets $3,000. -----1906- 15Hp. FOOTE Steam engine, restored $10,000. (907)398-4461

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Boats & Sail Boats 15' Willie Drift Boat with trailer. Comes with ors & locks seats & more. $5,600. Call (907)388-0362. 19FT. JET CRAFT Excellent condition. Extras. Anchor Point (907)235-2950 (907)435-7070

Campers/Travel Trailers ‘05 37FT. EVEREST 5th wheel, super clean 3 slides, sleeps 4, large storage, many upgrades, Arctic package. 1-owner. $29,950. (907)229-3739 ‘92 9FT. WESTERN WILDERNESS cab-over camper. Excellent condition stored in heat shop. sleeps-4, self-contained, roll around jack stands. $10,500. (907)262-3828 WOOLRIDGE BOAT 15.7Ft., Honda 30-50, 5 seats, 3/4 canvas-top, full length cover, anchor/ rope/ chain. Hummingbird depthfinder, trailer. $12,500. (907)262-3828

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C-6 Peninsula Clarion, Friday, May 30, 2014 Peninsula Clarion • 150 Trading Bay Road, Suite #1, Kenai, Alaska 99611 • 283-7551 • FAX 283-3299 • Monday - Friday 8 A.M. - 5 P.M.

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Garage Sales

HUGE INSIDE MOVING SALE Antiques, Primitives, household goods, clothing, furniture, snow blower, garden items, freezer, lamps, gas-fired grill, shop tools and misc. 510 West Riverview, Soldotna. 8am- 4pm. Thursday- Saturday

Garage Sales FRIDAY/ SATURDAY ONLY 10am- 2pm 33680 Johnson Dr. Soldotna. Funny River Road left on Mann Rd. Tents, saddle, fishing gear, and miscellaneous.

Motorcycles ‘98 HARLEY DAVIDSON Road King Classic, Hard Bags, tour package, wired for heated clothing. Over $5,000. in extras/ upgrades. $10,500. (907)690-1148

MOVING/ REMODEL/ STORAGE SALE Thursday- Saturday 8am- 3pm 507 South Willow St. Kenai. Furniture, collectibles, dishes, art, Christmas decor, clothes, shoes, used building remodel supplies, electronics, jewelry, exercise equipment.



HUGE GARAGE SALE Saturday, Sunday 11am- 5pm. Clarence off Skyline, K-Beach. Follow signs. Fishing, guy stuff, kitchen, bedding books, puzzles, clothes, kids stuff, household.

Garage Sales Super Garage Sale. Saturday May 31, 9am- 3pm 315 Fairway Cr, Soldotna Power tools, camping and sports equipment, kitchen items, meat grinder, cookbooks and popular books, junior-hi math and science textbooks w/TE, craft items, furniture, coats, shoes, clothing, games, more!


‘94 FORD PICKUP F350 2x4, crewcab, air, long bed, gas motor, 15-mpg, Hallmark camper cabover, will sell separately. $5,900. (719)963-5515

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Freebies ANDREA REVALLE 17 Jewel Swiss Pocket watch $99. (907)741-8111 CHAMPION JUICER Commercial, 1-hp beldor electric motor $99. (907)741-8111

Lost & Found FOUND BICYCLE Soldotna area Call Sue to identify. (907)262-4455 FOUND Fishing Rod by Russian River, Wednesday 5/28/14. Call to identify. (907)394-2696

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


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

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INVITATION FOR BIDS KENAI MUNICIPAL AIRPORT TERMINAL AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINE (ATM) Sealed bids for the right to operate and maintain an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) Concession for a period of five (5) years at the Kenai Municipal Airport will be received in the Airport Manager's Office, 305 No. Willow, Suite 200, Kenai, Alaska 99611. All bids must be received no later than 10:00 a.m., prevailing local time, June 10, 2014, at which time and place they will be publicly opened and read. All interested parties, including Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, are encouraged to submit bid proposals. No person shall be excluded on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, disability, or national origin. Bidders will be required to comply with the provisions of 49 CFR 23 encouraging Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) as required in contracts assisted by the United States Department of Transportation. The Bid Packet describing the terms and conditions of this concession offering may be examined and/or obtained from the Kenai Airport Manager's office, 305 No. Willow, Suite 200, Kenai, Alaska, Telephone: (907) 283-7951. ALL BID PROPOSALS MUST BE MADE ON FORMS FURNISHED BY THE CITY. The right is hereby reserved to reject any and all bid proposals and to waive any defects when, in the opinion of the Kenai City Manager, or his official designee, such rejection or waiver will be in the best interest of the City. In addition, the City hereby reserves the right to re-advertise for bid proposals or to reschedule the bid opening if the City desires such action. PUBLISH: 5/28, 30, 6/1, 2014

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Notice of Judgment - Change of Name A judgment has been issued by the Superior Court in Kenai, Alaska, in case # 3KN-14-00212CI ordering that the petitioner’s name will be changed from DONNALEE ENGELKE to DONNALEE MOYASON ENGELKE, effective date stated in the clerk’s Certificate of Name Change.




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‘95 VOLVO 350 SL AWD Good condition, $3,000., extra studded tires. ------‘96 Z28 CAMARO LT1 Leather & power. Great condition. $3,500. OBO (907)260-8033


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MOVING SALE Friday/ Saturday 9am- 4pm 45438 Cessna St. off of South Miller Loop Road follow signs. NO KIDS STUFF! Household, tools, camping, building, aircraft, boating, garden. MORE NEW STUFF!


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Family wishes woman would give tanning beds a rest DEAR ABBY: I love my daughter-in-law and I am afraid she is harming herself because of her addiction to tanning. Her boys are in high school and cannot remember their mother without a really dark tan. One son told his classmates in grade school that his mother was African-American when they were doing African-American studies. (She’s Caucasian.) My son says he cannot convince her to “lighten up” a bit. I don’t know what to do. I am ... — SO CONCERNED FOR HER IN ILLINOIS DEAR SO CONCERNED: You are right to be concerned for your daughter-in-law. For years, dermatologists have cautioned the public about the dangers of exposure to the sun. With the invention of tanning beds, the rates of melanoma among young people have soared. For anyone who isn’t aware, melanoma is an aggressive type of skin cancer that can be fatal. Tanning can be addictive, and you should urge your daughter-in-law to discuss this with a dermatologist. Because tanning also causes premature aging of the skin, she should explore “sunless tanning,” which is much safer.

have been together for a year and a half, and I’m leaving for college this fall. Matt will be attending community college nearby. I have been told that the next four years are the best years of life, and I want to live them to the fullest. In order to do that, I want to be single so I can have a good time and be a little reckless without worAbigail Van Buren rying about him. I love Matt and would one day like to marry him, but since he’s only my third boyfriend, I want to find out what other fish are in the sea before I settle down. What should I do? — WANTS THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS DEAR WANTS THE BEST: The kindest thing to do would be to tell Matt that while you care deeply for him, because you are going to be separated for the next four years, you feel both of you should be free to date others. That’s a lot more tactful than saying you’ll still be there if there aren’t any bigDEAR ABBY: I’m 18. My boyfriend, “Matt,” and I ger fish in the sea, and I’m sure it will get the idea

DEAR ABBY: We play softball at school a lot, and I can’t play well. I don’t know what to do, and the others laugh at me. What should I do? — ANXIOUS FOR ADVICE DEAR ANXIOUS: I know of no athlete, amateur or professional, who can become proficient at a sport without lots of practice. Talk to your coach about what you need to do to improve, and see if another adult would be willing to play catch and pitch to you. If you keep trying, you will improve. If not, there may be another sport you will like better. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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happening behind the scenes at work. You might not be as sure about those with whom you associate as you have been in the past. They might seem deceptive. Reach out to a trusted loved one and get some feedback. Tonight: Dinner for two. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH You might want a loved one to reiterate an idea. Make an effort to communicate better. Your efforts do count, especially with someone you see nearly every day. Keep conversations on a one-onone level. Tonight: Invite a favorite friend to join you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH You are more flexible than a partner or associate might realize. You could be in a situation where you need to open up more to others in order to gain their confidence. You have the ability to sense what others are going to say before they say it. Tonight: Go along with a suggestion. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHHHYourplayfulnessmightnotbe as appropriate as you might think it is. Stay anchored when dealing with a child or roommate. Your ability to handle a transforming situation will help you. Use caution with money, as you easily could make an error. Tonight: Work late. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHHHYou might want to open up to feedback from a loved one. Work with this person, and understand that he or she is trying to give you helpful comments. You could be delighted by what comes out of this conversation. Tonight: Others are delighted to be around you.

Packing pointers Dear Readers: Whether you travel for pleasure or business, trying to pack often can be stressful. Here are some of my favorite travel hints for packing a suitcase: * To save space, pack only trial- or travel-size items in your luggage. Save the toothbrushes and small toothpaste you get at the dentist’s office for when you travel. * When packing, place heavy items at the bottom of your luggage, so they don’t squish lighter items, such as clothing. * To prevent clothes from wrinkling, roll them. This also helps with space. When you reach your destination, immediately take out clothes that are prone to wrinkling and hang them up. * Do not pack shoes with the soles on your clothes. Pack them facing out, or better yet, place each in a newspaper bag to protect clothing. Another spacesaving hint is to place small items, like underwear and socks, into shoes before packing. * Leave expensive jewelry or valuable items at home. Happy traveling, fellow road warriors! — Heloise Send a great hint to: Heloise P.O. Box 795000 San Antonio, TX 78279-5000 Fax: 1-210-HELOISE Email: Heloise(at) Remember the burner Dear Heloise: My mom always told me to turn off the burner before I take a pan off the stove. Then you don’t need to worry about it being left on. — Deborah F., via email


By Tom Wilson

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.

2 1 3 8 4 5 9 6 7

6 7 4 3 9 2 8 1 5

8 9 5 6 1 7 4 3 2

7 3 9 4 2 1 6 5 8

5 4 2 7 6 8 3 9 1

1 6 8 5 3 9 7 2 4

3 5 6 1 7 4 2 8 9

4 2 1 9 8 6 5 7 3

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9 8 7 2 5 3 1 4 6

2014 Conceptis Puzzles, Dist. by King Features Syndicate, Inc.


agree with them. You understand their logic. This type of approach opens up certain individuals, and they share more as a result. Tonight: TGIF! Treat a pal when you hit the town. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH You have a strong sense of what to do. Your ability to pick up on others’ desires will help you more than you realize. A friend might be trying to convince you that his or her suggestion is the best. Be aware of false flattery. Tonight: Someone really wants to be with you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHH You need some downtime, and the sooner you get it, the better. There are a lot of reasons for why you might want to keep up the hectic pace. An associate will manage to slow you down. Discuss an idea that seems too difficult to make a reality. Tonight: Not to be found. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHHH Zero in on what you want. Reach out to others and schedule a meeting. As a result, a loved one might want to share more. News could encourage you to get out of town for part of the weekend. Your imagination is likely to go haywire. Tonight: Join your friends. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH A conversation with a superior or an associate will add an important note to the day. You might not be as sure about this situation as you would like to be. Remember that nothing is written in stone, regardless of how direct the other party might be. Tonight: A must appearance. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHH You could be upset by what is

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across. Whether or not the next four years will be the best years of your life — one would hope you have more than four — they will be an important growth period for both you and Matt, and each of you should explore them to the fullest without being encumbered.

Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Gemini if born before 10:13 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Cancer. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, May 30, 2014: This year you seek much more feedback and learn much more about how people think. If you are single, you meet people with ease. You’ll make solid choices as to the type of company that you want. You are likely to meet someone of significance after July. If you are attached, the two of you will be ironing out several problems that exist between you. Communication flourishes, which will make for a closeness that you both have not experienced in a while. CANCER’s mood can flip within minutes. 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) HHH A family matter will keep you busy, as your inner dialogue will be focused on this topic. Make an effort to calm down the situation. You might be ready for a change, and your mind could point to a special goal or dream. Is it time? Tonight: Buy a treat on the way home. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH You might not have thought of the implications of what you say to certain people. You may want to tighten up your inner circle. Express concern to an associate or friend who is hurting. Allow your creativity to open up doors. Tonight: Stop by a favorite local haunt. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH You have a way about you that makes others think that you




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