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MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014 Soldotna-Kenai, Alaska

Vol. 44, Issue 226

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Kasilof setnets to open

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In the news HUD announces funding for Alaska homeless projects ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two homeless assistance projects in Alaska are recipients of a second round of federal grants to renew and expand services. Officials with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development say the $96,985 awarded Thursday are part of an additional $140 million going to almost 900 homeless projects nationwide. That’s in addition to nearly $3.49 million in funding awarded by HUD in April to 23 homeless projects in Alaska. That funding was part of $1.6 billion awarded by HUD to more than 7,100 programs across the country. The recipients of the latest Alaska funding are the Fairbanks-based Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living, which is receiving $60,249, and the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness, which is receiving $36,736. The projects are under HUD’s “Continuum of Care” program.

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Mesh length restrictions in place for some By RASHAH MCCHESNEY Peninsula Clarion

Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Peninsula Clarion

Above: Mike O’Brien stands between rows of the grafted apple trees packed inside the O’Brien Garden and Trees’ high tunnels, Friday, in Kenai. Below: Honey bees are unleashed every spring outside the high tunnels — the operation relies on both wild bumblebees and their own honey bees and other insects for most of its plant pollination.


business By KELLY SULLIVAN and RASHAH MCCHESNEY Peninsula Clarion

Inside the towering high tunnels’ at O’Brien Garden and Trees, are rows of meticulously sown trees, erupting with vibrant green leaves; the branches laden with the beginnings of this year’s fruit crop. See APPLES, page A-5

New green space for Kenai lot By DAN BALMER Peninsula Clarion

With help from the Kenai community, a vacant corner lot will transform into a green space park this summer. The Kenai City Council allocated $5,000 toward the construction of a park at the corner of 4th Street and North Forest Drive. Kenai Mayor Pat Porter, who spearheaded the project, will receive contributions and labor from the Kenai Rotary Club and Home Depot to trans-

form a space that has traditionally been used a snow dump during the winter months. Porter said the street has a lot of pedestrian traffic and is a busy residential area. Residents have expressed concerns to the council that children sliding down snow hills in the winter come close to street traffic. “We will take that danger away and turn it into a green space with a walkway and make a great stopping-off place,” Porter said. “It will be a great place for sitting and watch the world

go by.” Community members have donated topsoil and volunteers will plant seeds for grass, Porter said. The rotary club will help build a pathway and install a bench while a team from Home Depot has agreed to build a fence in the back corner of the half-acre lot. Porter said volunteers will start work on the space and the grass could start growing by July. “We have great people in the community who care what the town looks like and are willing

to work to make it happen,” she said. During Wednesday’s council meeting, Kenai resident Bob Myles, who lives near in the park area, asked why they needed another park in the area when Municipal Park and 4th Street Park are both in the neighborhood. Porter said the park would reduce the danger of attracting kids close to the street, and is another way of beautifying the neighborhood. See PARK, page A-5

As sockeye salmon continue to slam into the Kasilof River, a portion of the commercial set gillnet fishery will get a chance to intercept salmon in the second largest escapement measured on the river. The opening is two days earlier than the first regularly scheduled season opening for the Kasilof portion of the set gillnet fishery — however provisions in its management plan allow Alaska Department of Fish and Game managers to open on or after June 20 if more than 50,000 sockeye have entered the Kasilof River. That goal was met and as of 8 a.m. Sunday. Nearly 82,000 sockeye salmon are estimated to have passed the Kasilof River sonar site, according to Fish and Game data. Despite having the regulatory authority to fish the setnetters and slow the flow of sockeye into the Kasilof — a river that exceeded its escapement goal by nearly 100,000 fish in 2013 — area management biologist Pat Shields said Fish and Game waited a few days to try and protect early-run king salmon bound for the nearby Kenai River. The early run of king salmon on the Kenai River was forecasted by Fish and Game to come in an about 2,230 fish — well below the lower end of the river’s escapement goal range of 5,300 - 9,000 fish. Management biologists announced a closure to sportfishing for early run Kenai king salmon in late February — eliminating the already-struggling six-week fishery. Kenai-bound king salmon can be found mixed in with Kasilof-bound sockeye salmon and some will likely be caught during the Kasilof setnet opening. See NETS, page A-5

Sikuliaq readies for ocean research MOLLY DISCHNER Morris New Service-Alaska Alaska Journal of Commerce

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Next summer, there’ll be a new ship docking in Dutch Harbor and Nome on its way to the Arctic. But first, the research vessel Sikuliaq is headed to Honolulu for its inaugural research cruises. This summer, the 261-foot oceanographic research vessel will make its way from the Great Lakes to the Pacific via the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Panama Canal, stopping for testing and research along the way. By February 2015, it is expected to arrive in its homeport of Seward. The University of Alaska Fairbanks will operate the ship, but it is owned by the National Science Foundation, and scheduling research cruises is done in conjunction with the University National Oceanographic Labo-

ratory System, or UNOLS, said Dan Oliver, the marine superintendent at UAF’s Seward Marine Center. UAF took delivery of the ship June 6, almost 3 and a half years after fabrication began in January 2011. The total project cost was $200 million, including $123 million from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (also known as the stimulus bill) for the construction contract. Scientists will contract the ship at a cost of $44,000 per day, said UAF spokeswoman Sharice Walker. Annually, the operating costs are projected to be about $16 million, Walker said. The first research cruises will take off from Honolulu this fall. One is a 50-day look at the ocean floor at the western end of the Hawaiian Island chain in an effort to gauge the impacts of bottom trawling. The ship’s autonomous underwater vehicle and mapping systems will both

be used to look at three areas, about 300 to 600 meters deep — one where trawling is underway, one where trawling has never occurred, and one where trawling stopped 30 to 40 years ago. The goal is to compare the

bottom, and see how the former trawling site has recovered, Oliver said. The second will look at the geologic structure of the Hawaiian Jurassic basin, west of the Hawaiian Islands. That’s about

a 30-day trip, and will end in Guam, Oliver said. The research team will use the autonomous underwater vehicle, and conduct a magnetic survey at about 5,000 to 6,000 meters deep. But first, See SHIP, page A-5

Agency: Anchorage mayor broke campaign finance law ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A report from a state agency says Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan broke state law when he issued a campaign-related press release through his city spokeswoman last month. The Anchorage Daily News reports that a staff member with the Alaska Public Offices Commission is recommending a fine of $187.50. Sullivan is a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor. His official mayoral spokeswoman issued an apologetic statement for comments he made at a candidate forum C




equated laws requiring union membership and payment of union dues to slavery. According to the agency’s report, Sullivan said the news release did not advance his campaign and that it was responding to inquiries he had received from reporters in his official capacity. But the agency noted that the release was “not non-partisan information.” It said the statement identified the mayor as a candidate for lieutenant governor, restated his position on labor laws and aligned him with the Republican Party.





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AccuWeather 5-day forecast for Kenai-Soldotna

Barrow 37/32







Tides Today High(ft.)

Prudhoe Bay 64/46

First Second

1:47 a.m. (19.1) 2:55 p.m. (16.6)

9:31 a.m. (0.3) 9:28 p.m. (4.1)

12:34 a.m. (18.4) 1:42 p.m. (15.9)

7:40 a.m. (0.4) 7:37 p.m. (4.2)

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1:01 p.m. (14.7) --- (---)

6:36 a.m. (0.4) 6:33 p.m. (4.2)

First Second

11:43 a.m. (7.6) 11:24 p.m. (10.8)

5:26 a.m. (0.1) 5:13 p.m. (3.0)

First Second

4:43 a.m. (29.0) 5:31 p.m. (27.3)

11:35 a.m. (-0.3) 11:48 p.m. (4.8)

Deep Creek

Not as cool with a passing shower

Clouds and sun with a shower or two

Mostly cloudy with showers possible

Chance for a couple of showers

Clouds and sun, a shower possible

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Hi: 64 Lo: 47

Hi: 64 Lo: 47

Hi: 64 Lo: 48

Hi: 67 Lo: 48

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64 66 69 62

Daylight Length of Day - 19 hrs., 4 min., 41 sec. Daylight lost - 0 min., 19 sec.

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Today 4:34 a.m. 11:39 p.m.

First July 5

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Full July 12

Today 3:06 a.m. 7:42 p.m.

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Nome 58/43


Unalakleet McGrath 60/45 66/51

Last July 18 Tomorrow 3:35 a.m. 8:48 p.m.

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Dillingham 60/46

From the Peninsula Clarion in Kenai

24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. Trace Month to date ............................ 1.23" Normal month to date ............. 0.76" Year to date ............................... 5.11" Normal year to date ................. 4.74" Record today ................. 0.75" (1995) Record for June ............ 2.93" (1955) Record for year ............ 27.09" (1963)

Juneau 62/51

National Extremes

Kodiak 54/44

Sitka 56/48

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115 at Death Valley, Calif. 25 at Boca Reservoir,

State Extremes High yesterday Low yesterday

Ketchikan 60/52

74 at Eagle 30 at Barrow

Today’s Forecast

(Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation)

Thunderstorms will erupt in the steamy air across the Midwest and South today. Watch for some of the thunderstorms to turn severe from Wisconsin to Oklahoma and northern Texas. The Northeast will be dry.

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Valdez Kenai/ 62/47 Soldotna Homer

Cold Bay 56/42


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Kenai/ Soldotna 60/45 Seward 59/47 Homer 59/44

Anchorage 61/52

Bethel 69/47

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Fairbanks 74/51

Talkeetna 66/45 Glennallen 63/44

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Anaktuvuk Pass 58/44

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Mayors to use nature to fight impacts of climate change By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI Associated Press

HOUSTON — Mayors from the GOP-dominated states of Texas and Arizona are calling on cities to use nature to fight the impacts of climate change, even while Republican governors and lawmakers repeatedly question the science that shows human-caused pollution contributes to global warming. As conservative governors criticize the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new rules designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, the mayors — many from cities already struggling with climate-change effects — are taking steps and spending money to stem the damage. Attendees of the U.S. Conference of Mayors will vote Monday on a resolution that encourages cities to use natural solutions to “protect freshwater supplies, defend the nation’s coastlines, maintain a healthy tree cover and protect air quality,” sometimes by partnering with nonprofit organizations. Since the conference is almost evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats, and the resolution only “encourages” steps rather than mandating action, Leffingwell believes it will easily be approved Monday since it quickly passed through the committee on Friday. “The best strategy is not to get involved in partisan politics,” said Leffingwell, who noted that Texas Gov. Rick Perry may be a climate-change skeptic, but he still supported the state’s move to invest $2 billion in water infrastructure after a debilitating drought in 2011. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told an audience of mayors on Sunday that they could turn the debate on climate change into a discussion about economics, public safety and health rather than strictly C




AP Photo/Pensacola New Journal, Katie E. King

This April 30 file photo shows a man walking near a portion of the Scenic Highway collapsed near Pensacola, Fla. While other coastal states take aggressive measures to battle the effects of global warming, Florida’s top politicians are challenging the science and debating whether the problem even exists. Those positions could impact the political fortunes of the state’s chief skeptics, including Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush, both of whom are weighing presidential campaigns in 2016.

politics. Local action could also serve as an example to skeptical lawmakers at the state level, she argued. “You have shown them what leadership on this issue can bring,” McCarthy said. For coastal cities such as Galveston, Houston and New York City, as well as more arid regions of the country, such as Phoenix and Sacramento, California, there is no time for debate — climate change’s effects are real. Galveston’s seawall didn’t stand up to Hurricane Ike in 2008, partly because of the sea level rise that allowed the storm’s surge to reach inner areas. Officials began to rethink protections, leading Galveston and nearby coastal communities to collaborate with The Nature Conservancy to restore oyster reefs and wetland habitats that could better help protect communities.

New York learned similar lessons after Superstorm Sandy. Quickly after, it became clear some man-made solutions — such as seawalls or underwater fencing — are expensive and not always effective. The city also asked the Nature Conservancy to study how built defenses could be combined with “natural infrastructure” to buffer a city that’s becoming more vulnerable. Howard Beach, a low-lying, flat area of Queens, was pounded by Sandy. The Nature Conservancy’s report concluded that significant, cost-efficient defenses could be achieved by re-vegetating shorelines and restoring mussel beds and wetlands in combination with more traditional solutions, such as sea walls. Heat and debilitating drought is worsening in some

parts of Arizona and California. Sacramento is using trees for part of the solution, and the city has outlined a detailed “climate plan” for the coming decades. Bill Finch, the mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut, and co-chair of the conference’s climate task force, said some mayors in mid- and large-sized cities have had a climate plan for about seven years. Party politics are irrelevant, he said, pointing out that his co-chair on the committee is Carmel, Indiana, Republican James Brainard. Carmel put roundabouts at 84 intersections. Studies have shown such traffic patterns can cut down on emissions. Now, Finch plans to implement a similar plan in his community. “This is not a cause for mayors. This is a pragmatic problem that requires pragmatic solutions,” Finch said.









Peninsula Clarion, Monday, June 23, 2014

Community Calendar Today 8 a.m. • Alcoholics Anonymous As Bill Sees It Group, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway Unit 71 (Old Carrs Mall). Call 398-9440. 10 a.m. • Narcotics Anonymous PJ Meeting, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Unit 71, Kenai 11:30 a.m. • Women’s Cancer Support Group at Soldotna Bible Chapel, 300 W. Marydale. Call 953-9343. Noon • Alcoholics Anonymous recovery group, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Suite 71 in the old Carrs Mall in Kenai. Call 262-1917. 5 p.m. • TOPS group 182 meets at the Sterling Senior Center. Call 260-7606. 6 p.m. • Kenai Bridge Club plays duplicate bridge at the Kenai Senior Center. Call 252-9330 or 283-7609. 7 p.m. • Women’s Barbershop sings at the Soldotna Church of God on the corner of Redoubt and Binkley. For more information, call 335-6789 or 262-4504. • Narcotics Anonymous Support Group “Middle of the Road” at United Methodist Church, 15811 Sterling Highway, Ninilchik. • Narcotics Anonymous Support Group “Dopeless Hope Fiends,” 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Unit 71, Kenai. • Alcoholics Anonymous “Into Action” group, VFW basement Birch Street, Soldotna, 907-262-0995. 8 p.m. • Al-Anon Support Group at Central Peninsula Hospital in the Augustine Room, Soldotna. Call 252-0558. 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@

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Around the Peninsula


Boot camp to benefit food bank

Nathan Byrd will conduct a 45-minute boot camp/food drive at noon on June 28 at the Kenai Recreation Center. Soldotna library hosts landlord-tenant clinic The cost to participate is three cans of food. The goal of the event is to benefit the community by encouraging exercise The Alaska Legal Services Corporation will hold a free and providing for the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. landlord and tenant law presentation From 6 to 7:30 p.m. on June 26 in the community room at the Soldotna library. No registration is needed. Please contact Kenai Alaska Le- Sterling Salmon Classic kicks off gal Services Corporation for more information at 907-395The Sterling Senior Center’s Salmon Classic kick off 0352. event is at 5 p.m. June 28 at the center. The event is $25 per person and includes a salmon appetizer, prime rib dinHometown hero barbecue planned ner dinner and dessert. There will be a no-host bar. Salmon Classic tickets will be available for purchase, and there will A hometown hero barbecue and potluck to honor, thank be a silent auction, mini raffles, and quilt raffle tickets availand recognize the first responders, local fire fighters and un- able. Reservations are required. For more information, call seen heroes who kept our homes and people safe during the the Sterling Senior Center at 262-6808. Funny River fire, with free food and live music, is planned for 6-8 p.m. June 27 at the Soldotna Sports Center. Kids are Senior softball up to bat invited to make a thank you card or banner. To bring a dish, donate or volunteer, please call Krista Senior softball in Soldotna has started on Tuesdays at 9 at 252-2081. This event is presented by The Underground’s a.m. at Centennial Park on the first Little League diamond. New players are welcome. It doesn’t matter how long it has Krista and Shawn Schooley. been since you played. It is co-ed softball starting at age 50 and up. Call Paul at 394-6061 or just show up at Centennial Local angler offers Fly-fishing class Park on Tuesday between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Games last An Introduction to Fly Fishing Class with experienced in- until about 11 a.m. or until players get tired. If you have a structor and author Dave Atcheson is being offered on June glove or bat, please bring them. If not, come anyway. It is 28, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Sterling Community Center with not a league; there are no fees. the local Trout Unlimited Chapter 229. Graduates of this class will be equipped to set up their Kenai River rugby tournament nears rod and reels with the correct combination of line, leader, The Kenai River Wolfpack rugby club is gearing up for tippet and flies for fishing most conditions, and will learn the fundamentals of casting and river etiquette. Students must its annual hosted tournament July 12 in Kenai. Returning and new players are welcome to practice with the club on be a minimum 12 years of age. The cost is $30 ($25 for SCC members). Equipment will Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Frontage Road fields in Kenai (on the bluff, behind the Backdoor Lounge). No experience is be provided, as needed. Bring a sack lunch. Please call or necessary. Practices will cover the basics of the game for stop in to the Sterling Community Center to sign up, or if beginners with light contact ruck and maul drills. New memyou have questions, call 262-7224, or email sterlingcommu- bers are encouraged to bring cleats and a mouthguard for practices. For more information contact Fred Koski at 3986989 or

‘Think like a man’ comedy tops box-office By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer

NEW YORK — The Las Vegas ensemble comedy “Think Like a Man Too” topped a slow weekend at the summer box office with $30 million, besting blockbuster holdovers from last week and Clint Eastwood’s new Four Seasons musical “Jersey Boys.” The Kevin Hart sequel “Think Like a Man Too” narrowly edged out “22 Jump Street,” which earned $29 million in its second week of release, according to studio estimates Sunday. The DreamWorks animated film “How to Train Your Dragon 2” slid to third with $25.3 million. The top three films are all sequels that moved into the big box-office summer season following surprise hit originals released in the springtime. Moving into summer’s bigger competition actually diminished Sony Screen Gems’ “Think Like a Man Too.” The first film, also directed by Tim Story and star-

ring mostly the same ensemble led by Hart, opened with $33.6 million in April 2012. Warner Bros.’ “Jersey Boys,” Eastwood’s adaptation of the Tony-winning Broadway musical about Frankie Valli’s group, opened in fourth with $13.5 million. The film drew an overwhelmingly older audience, with 71 percent of its moviegoers over the age of 50. Overall business at the multiplexes was down considerably. “Think Like a Man Too” and “Jersey Boys” pale in comparison to the openings on the same frame last year, when “Monsters University” and “World War Z” led a weekend gross 38 percent higher. The box office will get a boost next weekend when Paramount’s “Transformers: Age of Extinction” opens. The film, the fourth in the franchise and featuring a revamped cast led by Mark Wahlberg, is expected to be one of the summer’s biggest grossers. But this weekend belonged to Sony, which occupied the





top two spots. Last summer was rockier for the studio, with disappointments like “After Earth” and “White House Down.” Rory Bruer, head of distribution for Sony, called the chart-topping weekend “a call for celebration.” Bruer said “22 Jump Street,” which has made $38.2 million overseas (a large amount for a comedy), will become one of the biggest R-rated comedies ever worldwide. Paul Dergarabedian, senior analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak, attributed the success of “Think Like a Man Too” to the draw of Hart, even in an ensemble. Following “Ride Along” and “About Last Night,” the movie marks the comedian’s third film to open with $25 million or more this year. “He’s a bona fide movie star,”

Dergarabedian said. “He’s versatile, he’s so well liked and he’s super funny. Talking about what actors are bankable and consistent, he’s right there in that group.” “Jersey Boys,” while made for a relatively little $40 million, performed weakly despite the broad popularity of the musical, which toured. While Eastwood’s prestige attracted many moviegoers, the R-rated film didn’t feature stars aside from Christopher Walken and drew mixed reviews. It performed similarly to jukebox musical “Rock of Ages,” which opened with $14.4 million in summer 2012. Dan Fellman, head of distribution for Warner Bros. still called it a “really good result” that will provide counter-programming for older moviegoers amid the summer blockbusters.

A-4 Peninsula Clarion, Monday, June 23, 2014


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Conversation about alcohol abuse, DUI issues overdue The death of Healy resident Gitte







Stryhn as she biked to work early Thursday morning wasn’t the first tragedy of its type, and it won’t be the last. But it should prompt residents of Alaska and the Interior to take action and begin a conversation in earnest that is long overdue: the toll that drinking, and driving while intoxicated in particular, takes on our communities. Ms. Stryhn was riding her bicycle on Coal Street in the Parks Highway town about 120 miles south of Fairbanks. When she was hit by a vehicle, she was only about a block from her work as a tour bus driver for the Kantishna Roadhouse. Troopers investigating the incident quickly identified Dustin Dollarhide, 30-years-old and a resident of Healy himself, as a suspect after damage to his truck and evidence on it strongly indicated he was involved. They arrested Dollarhide and charged him with manslaughter, driving under the influence, and failure to report an accident. Believe it or not, it’s possible that at around 5 a.m., which troopers estimate as the time that Ms. Stryhn was hit and killed, Mr. Dollarhide could have just been returning home from the bar. Closing time for bars in the Denali Borough is 5 a.m., and while no time is a good time to drive drunk, a closing time so far into the morning means drunk drivers are more likely to intersect with commuters going to work for early shifts. The word from Healy is that Ms. Stryhn’s death has revived talk of moving bar closing times more in line with those in Fairbanks, at around 3:30 a.m. This is a topic well worthy of discussion. Alaska’s problems with alcohol run deeper than bar closing times, though. One doesn’t have to go too far back in Fairbanks history to find a distressingly similar case — in 2005, drunken driver Eugene Bottcher hit and killed a 13-year-old Saul Stutz, who was riding a bicycle on Goldstream Road. Bottcher then left the scene and continued home. Crimes of violence that make their way through Alaska courts frequently involve alcohol, to the point that it’s a good deal more surprising to see one that doesn’t than ones that do. Law enforcement officers, the judicial system, and the Legislature have taken measures that have helped reduce drunken driving. Stiffer penalties, ignition interlock devices, and alternative treatments like wellness courts led to a measurable decline in both the state’s rate of drunk driving and the number of fatalities caused by DUI between the 1990s and today. But that rate is nowhere near low enough that we can call it good enough. Nearly all of us know people who have driven drunk and been caught doing so. Many have done so themselves — more than one in 10 Alaskans have been convicted of driving under the influence. The reason alcohol abuse and DUI persist as widespread societal problems — beyond the physiological mechanism of addiction — is that they’re not issues that can be solved by outside forces. Enforcement and treatment have their place, but the lion’s share of the preventative work that can be done to eradicate drunken driving must be done on a personal level, by resolving ourselves and reinforcing among our friends and families that driving under the influence is intolerable behavior. It’s often not an easy conversation to have, particularly with people for whom such behavior has become a habit, but the necessity of dealing with the problem should overwhelm our desire not to make waves among those we love. One need only look to Gitte Stryhn and Saul Stutz to see the reason why. — Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, June 14

Hail to the Redskins!

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s contribution to the Washington Redskins debate is pettifogging absurdity in the service of rank politically correct bullying. A panel of the office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ruled in favor of plaintiffs claiming that the Redskins name “may disparage persons or bring them into contempt, or disrepute,” and therefore stripped the team of six trademarks. In theory, the ruling will hurt the team’s bottom line by making it impossible for it to stop others from selling its merchandise. The decision has been celebrated by people who can’t tell the difference between Redskins team owner Dan Snyder and Andrew Jackson as a sharp blow for social justice in team nicknames. Exercising his constitutional power as arbiter of tastefulness in sports, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid rallied almost all of his Democratic colleagues a few months ago to implore the NFL to change the offending name, and hailed the patent ruling as the beginning of the end of the profound historical injustice perpetrated by the football franchise that dare not speak its name. The patent board ruled this way once before. In response to a complaint in the 1990s, the board made its decision, as it noted this time around, “after seven years of litigation, involving multiple discovery and pre-trial motions.” Then, the ruling was reversed in court — after about another 10 years. The dispute over the Redskins is the Jarndyce v. Jarndyce of the NFL, or in pat-

cratic body seeking to harm a sports team because some people don’t like its nickname is a strange exercise in tolerance. The paper went on to note that the tide is running against the Redskins since so many people have spoken out against them, “including the president of the United States and half of the United States Senate, which controls the tax breaks enjoyed by the NFL.” Get it? It would be too bad if something happened to your nice football league. How tolerant. In a section establishing the standing of the anti-Redskins petitioners, the patent panel made it clear they have no direct interest except that they are offended. Fine. Don’t be Redskins fans. Root for the Cowboys or the Giants, the team’s NFC East rivals. Never go to FedExField. Don’t buy Redskins paraphernalia. If you must support a Washington sports team, make it one with a nickname so thoroughly anodyne that even the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office approves — the Major League Soccer team, D.C. United. But in the 21st century, this isn’t the American way. If something offends you, it must be crusaded against and crushed underfoot, using whatever instrument of power is available. That the franchise is holding firm against this assault is reason to say a hearty “Hail to the Redskins!” — while we still can. Rich Lowry can be reached via e-mail:

Obama plan leaves Iraq mostly on its own By LARA JAKES AP National Security Writer

WASHINGTON — For years, the U.S. has been clear about its intent to step back from Iraq. The restrained American military aid now being offered to defend Baghdad against a ferocious Sunni insurgency reaffirms the Obama administration’s mantra that Iraq is still largely on its own. What hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops, during more than eight years of war, apparently could not achieve in training Iraqi forces to defend the nation’s vast deserts and dusty towns is now being tasked to a few dozen teams of Green Berets and other special forces and stepped-up surveillance. On Thursday, President Barack Obama ordered 300 special forces soldiers to advise joint operations in and near Baghdad, marking the first return of a U.S. fighting force since the military left Iraq in 2011 after a war that killed nearly 4,500 American troops and more than 100,000 Iraqis. The White House is not ruling out potential airstrikes against Sunni insurgents as well, but no time soon, and is deeply reluctant to do so. And Obama, who has little desire to return to the battleground of what he once termed as a “dumb war,” is holding fast to his pledge that American forces will not be sent into combat. But faced with a costly and bloody U.S. investment in Iraq — combined with a growing regional threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant — Obama could no longer ignore the distress signals from Baghdad. The first U.S. special forces soldiers are to land in Baghdad soon, and a Navy aircraft carrier and warships arrived in the Persian Gulf in the latest front of America’s military intervention in Iraq since 1990. Officials said the small size of the new American military footprint in Iraq fits Obama’s vision of what the U.S. can accomplish without sending in tens of thousands of conventional troops in a reprise of the war he campaigned to end. Given the relative ease that the ISIL has defeated Iraqi troops over the past two weeks and overrun major cities in the nation’s north and west, U.S. officials said there was no expectation that the American aid will quell —

AP News Analysis or even directly face — the Sunni insurgency. Instead, Obama said protecting the mostly Shiite capital in Baghdad was a top priority, and, initially at least, that’s where the U.S. special forces will be based. They will join about 275 U.S. troops that were deployed this week to protect the American Embassy in Baghdad, located a few blocks away from the Iraqi parliament and prime minister’s office in the heavily fortified compound known as the Green Zone. The special forces will be deployed in teams of 12 to advise Iraqi military command centers and brigade-level headquarters in and immediately around the capital. Much of their mission is to identify security gaps and assess whether more U.S. troops will be needed to help foster stability. They are not expected to fight in any battles directly. American aircraft, both manned and piloted remotely, will conduct surveillance patrols over areas where the ISIL is most active. Military officials described an around-the-clock surveillance effort to locate the insurgency and, likely, advise Iraqi troops on how to rout them. But with more than a half-million Iraqi security troops in the country, there’s almost no chance the small U.S. teams will have any impact on more than just a tiny fraction of them. And even the limited assistance will likely amount to nothing if Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, a Shiite, refuses to take dramatic steps to calm the violence through political means — namely, sharing more power with Sunnis who increasingly are seeing the insurgency as a popular uprising against the government.

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ent lingo, “football exhibitions rendered in stadia.” Certainly, opinions differ about the appropriateness of “Redskins” as a nickname. But some perspective: There is no time in American Rich Lowry history when Native Americans have been held in higher regard. Their nobility is celebrated in our popular culture, and their unjust treatment recounted in our schools. The existence of a professional football franchise with the same name that it has had for the past 80 years — no matter how anachronistic — has self-evidently not caused Native Americans to be held in contempt and disrepute. The piéce de résistance of the patent ruling is the cancellation of the trademark for the Redskinettes for “entertainment services, namely, cheerleaders who perform dance routines at professional football games and exhibitions and other personal appearances.” Was there ever a time when female Native Americans were called Redskinettes, disparagingly or otherwise? Are we supposed to believe that the self-esteem of proud Native American tribes that have existed here for centuries depends on the fate of the Redskinettes trademark? The Washington Post called the patent decision “a victory for tolerance.” A bureau-

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The Obama administration has demanded that al-Maliki quickly move to embrace Sunni concerns, and some U.S. officials have suggested privately that the prime minister give up his post to send the strongest possible sign that he seeks peace for Iraq above all else. Iraqi officials say there is no indication that al-Maliki will step down, and the stalwart prime minister likely sees the new U.S. military assistance as a slap in the face that falls far short of airstrikes and other help that his government has been seeking urgently. Already, al-Maliki’s Shiite allies in neighboring Iran have signaled they are willing to fill Iraq’s security void — a move that all but certainly would enforce crackdowns on Sunnis and further push the country into civil war. Ken Pollack, a Mideast expert and former CIA analyst now at the Brookings Institution, said the new U.S. military assistance “is too small in number” to have much impact and raised concerns that the mostly Shiite Iraqi forces will not fully cooperate with the American troops. But Iraq is currently dependent on the American-made weaponry and ammunition that it has gotten from the U.S. over the years — meaning Baghdad may, for now, have its hands tied if it tries to push Washington away. And though U.S. officials are not planning to have the special forces teams call in airstrikes, they did not rule out the possibility of calling in such attacks if necessary. That will serve as a powerful incentive for al-Maliki to cooperate with Washington’s demands without the U.S. having to make any explicit promises. “At the end of the day, the only leverage we have is that al-Maliki may want greater American support,” Pollack said. “How much does he want it?”










Peninsula Clarion, Monday, June 23, 2014

. . . Apples Continued from page A-1

The expansive green space is the result of four-decades of experimentation and the recent move to indoor growing for the agricultural operation. Inside his two 24-by-48 foot high tunnels, Mike O’Brien grows hundreds of flavors of produce, from Honeycrisp apples to pears to plum trees with apricot branches —though the latter is an experiment that may not prove productive. O’Brien has been experimenting with fruit for so long that when he talks about his process — things can get complex fast. “Apricots can be grafted onto plum trees because they’re off the same family,” he said during a interview. “We have grafted some on there, that was just something that was done this spring when they were dormant. We don’t know what the results are going to be. If they go through a winter, if they’re hearty enough to live. But, it’s possible to do that because anything in the same family can be put in the same tree.” The idea, he said, came from a drive to keep expanding and get the most out of each tree. “With high tunnel trees we just have so much room to put in there and we wanted another variety and to try the best fruit we can in that limited space,” he said. After decades of outdoor cultivation, four years ago O’Brien moved his apple trees indoors, treating them to a warmer, prolonged season. The move brought his family’s agricultural operation, at 9152 Orchard Circle in Kenai, to another level.

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For O’Brien, the choice to move his tree inside and double the growing season was easy. “There is just no comparison to a high tunnel,” he said, during a recent tour of his orchard. The plastic wrapped metal skeletons of high tunnels are similar to a green house, except plants are seeded directly into the ground, and no outside heat sources are applied, O’Brien said. But they aren’t necessary, he said. On warmer days during the winter, temperatures in the high tunnels climb high enough to cause the snow to slough off of the slick, plastic walls of the structure. O’Brien said he bought his high tunnels through a U.S. Department of Agriculture program administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, or NRCS. He is one of more than 70 other growers on the central Kenai Peninsula who use high-tunnels that were, at least in part, paid for through the seasonal high-tunnel program. It allows growers to start planting earlier, elongating the potential growing season — a boon to local commercial producers. O’Brien said he plans to add another high tunnel to his property next season. “The key is that you could never grow the fruit outside that is in the high tunnels,” he said. “The season just isn’t long enough for it to mature and the heat just isn’t there. You could never grow plums or pears ... the larger the seed the more heat it takes.” With the addition of the high tunnels, O’Brien said Kenai Peninsula apple growers had comparable growing seasons to those on the west coast of the Lower 48. The structures also make it easier to monitor the crop en-

vironment and immediately she said. LaVigueur’s personal apple address infestations, O’Brien said as he pointed at a thick leaf tree started with her favorite variety, Silken. marred by jagged bug bites. “Its flavor is bright, sweet, Using the space juicy with pineapple undertones,” she wrote. “(It) always O’Brien has espaliers, or produces a heavy crop.” trellis-like structures designed Next, she plans to add Zeto control the growth of wood star, as it is a variety of apple plants by pruning and then ty- with a good flavor and it keeps ing branches to a frame. His well and William’s Pride which trees are four feet apart, half the is both tasty and known for its normal spacing. This set up is fragrance, she wrote. designed to allow the use every “This way I can have apples inch of space possible, he said. for sauce, pies, fresh eating, an Tied to the trellises, are yel- juice and save valuable growing low sticky pads, called sticky space for other crops,” LaVitraps, that are used for pest mon- gueur wrote. itoring. The surface of the pads While O’Brien’s products are show a record of what insects sold at farmers markets around have been traveling through the the central Kenai Peninsula, environment, O’Brien said. LaVigueur said more people Also interspersed within the seemed interested in visiting the trees are long, thick-bristled orchard, buying a tree and seepaintbrushes. Orchard manager ing full grown trees. Michelle LaVigueur explains The orchard will be open evthat they use artist’s tools for ery Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 cross-pollinating blossoms by p.m. for community members hand. interested in learning set-up, “We only use the paint brush- tree maintenance and high tunes to pollinate blossoms we have nel usage. isolated for breeding,” LaViOn September 14 from 2-4 gueur wrote in an email. p.m. O’Brien will host a public Apple trees cross-pollinate, apple tasting, the orchard’s first thought it takes two varieties, since moving the crop indoors, as do sweet cherries. The sour LaVigueur said. cherries at the orchard are selfAt that time, O’Brien said, pollinating, meaning a gardener people interested in growing can grow one variety and still their own apple trees will be able get the fruit, bees and insects do to try the some of the orchard’s all of the pollinating. varieties — with the option of While O’Brien and LaVi- selecting one to have O’Brien gueur rely on Alaska’s native graft and have ready for the bumblebees to find the high tun- spring of 2015. There is a meanels and pollinate their apple surable amount of pride in his trees — the two also ship hon- voice as O’Brien talked about eybees in to pollinate some of growing and grafting apple trees their outdoor plants — and for for the past 40 years. the family’s honey supply. “These apples that we have Just outside of one of are from all over the world,” he O’Brien’s high tunnels, an as- said. “High tunnel space is so sortment of rainbow painted valuable. There’s no sense in boxes brim with distracted bees. growing anything but the best.” Walking inside of the buzzing sphere wouldn’t upset the hives Kelly Sullivan can be reached as the bees are busy working to at kelly.sullivan@peninsulagather pollen and make honey, and Rashah McO’Brien said. Chesney at rashah.mcchesney@ While the honeybees are good at some types of pollinating, they are not good at pollinating apple trees in the high tunnels. “They tend to become disoriented and end up in the top of the high tunnel where they can’t escape,” Lavigueur said.

. . . Ship Continued from page A-1

On a smaller scale Both O’Brien and LaVigueur spoke highly of the NRCS high tunnel program — each said they would encourage area growers to consider investing in one. While growers with smaller high tunnels might shy away from growing large trees that could take up a lot of space, LaVigueur said she easily grows an apple tree in her personal high-tunnel. “I have saved a 10-foot space for one apple tree,” she wrote in an email. “The tree is grafted multiple times, one variety on each branch. As it grows new branches, I will keep adding more variety (at least one more that it can pollinate and produce fruit).” LaVigueur, who used the NRCS high tunnel program to put her personal structure up as well, said it can be intimidating to visit O’Brien’s orchard and see wall-to-wall apple trees. “I know a lot of people think they don’t have room for that, but when I say 10-feet, well that’s not really a lot of space,”

the Sikuliaq and her crew must finish their preparations. Oliver and the ship’s 20-mariner crew and two marine technicians are readying the boat for its first voyage. Oliver said the crew is loading the boat with spare parts, outfitting equipment, and getting the computer network installed. The crew is also undergoing training to get ready for operations. As marine superintendent, Oliver will hop on the Sikuliaq for some transit legs to get to know the crew, but he’s primarily based

. . . Park Continued from page A-1

The lot is down the street from Kaleidoscope School. Earlier this month, according to a letter sent to Porter, Kaleidoscope School Principle Robin Dahlman expressed her concern with the safety of kids who played on the snow pile in close proximity to the road. “Children regularly can be found playing on the corner and jumping off the mound into the street,” Dahlman wrote. Porter said Dahlman supports the idea of the green space

. . . Nets Continued from page A-1

However, Fish and Game predictions on the strength of the early run of Kenai king salmon have been exceeded — by Thursday nearly 4,000 king salmon had passed the river’s sonar. The 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. period should allow setnetters to fish nearly the entirety of Monday’s flood tide. The Kasilof portion of the East Side Setnet fishery spans the beach along the east side of Cook Inlet from Ninilchik to a point about halfway between the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers known as the Blanchard Line. out of Seward. He’s in Wisconsin now to help prepare the ship. The Sikuliaq is expected to set sail in early July from the Marinette, Wis., shipyard where she was built. The last task before they set sail will be passing a presail inspection from the U.S. Coast Guard, Oliver said. Then it’s off to the ocean, where the crew will test her systems in deep saltwater, including the sonar and over-the-side gear, like wenches and cranes. “We functionally proved that they operate here in the Great Lakes, but we’re not putting out a lot of wire because it’s relatively shallow,” Oliver said. The ship is outfitted for a variety of oceanographic research, with sonar mapping tools, an autonomous underwater vehicle, and the ability to deploy all sorts of data collection tools, including sediment from the bottom of the sea. “We’ll do a number of cruises out of San Juan into the deep water, Puerto Rican trench, and simulate like we’re doing a fully integrated science cruise,” Oliver said. The crew will be tasked with deploying multiple instruments at once, and seeing how well she fares in different sea conditions. That includes making sure the water system can support lab





and Kaleidoscope School will provide murals to hang on the fence, which will border two surrounding properties. Kenai City Manager Rick Koch said currently there had not been money set aside in this current year’s budget for the park without doing a budget transfer, however, the council unanimously favored the idea of the park. Council member Bob Molloy said he would like to see a flowerbed added for the neighborhood to plant a small community garden. While the cost of completing the project was estimated to be $5,863, any amount over $5,000 would have required Recent changes passed during the February meeting of the Alaska Board of Fisheries will restrict the amount of gear certain setnet operations can use. Setnetters who own and operate two set gillnet permits may operate up to 210 fathoms of year. However, half of that many not be deeper than 29 meshes; a 16 mesh — or about 8-foot — reduction in available mesh depth. Each set gillnet operated at the new shorter depth must be identified with a blue buoy that is 9.5 inches in diameter or greater, according to a Fish and Game emergency order. The commercial drift netting fleet will also be opened for a regular 12-hour period Monday, beginning at 7 a.m. work and on-deck incubation at once, Oliver said. Although the Sikuliaq’s first cruises will be out of Hawaii, she was built for Arctic research — specifically, to travel through sea ice. The Sikuliaq is the first research vessel built to travel unaccompanied in sea ice up to 2.5 feet thick. Oliver said the ship can operate in first-year and marginal ice. Originally, the Sikuliaq was expected to have her first research cruise in the far north this year. That was delayed, in part because it’s simply a large, and complex, construction project — and in part because record ice on the Great Lakes complicated the schedule, Walker wrote in an email. Oliver said that first four Arctic cruises are scheduled for 2015. One of the cruises will deploy science instruments and moor them to the bottom for a


council action. Because the proposed green space topic was a discussion item but not an action item, a motion to drop the cost under $5,000 to move the project forward passed. Porter said she is optimistic that people in the community will pitch in with the green space. “Hopefully we can get more contributions from the community and make this happen,” she said. “We live in a great town and the more green spaces we have for our residents make Kenai an enjoyable place to be.” Reach Dan Balmer at daniel. Drift fishers will be allowed to fish in the Kasilof Section — an area which was previously closed to driftnetting within 2-miles of shore. However, driftnetting within one mile of the mean low water mark is closed from the Ninilchik boat harbor entrance to the Anchor Point Light. While the Kasilof section setnet fishery will likely fish its next regularly scheduled period on Thursday — Shields said it would be a “day-today” decision determining if they would be allowed in the water again before that date. Reach Rashah McChesney at longer-term picture of various data, such as density, temperature, currents and other metrics. Another of the cruises will look at productivity in the Arctic, and one will focus on water chemistry. The other Arctic cruise will focus on ice, and how changes at the ice edge affects the diminishing ice cap, and how other ocean changes, like more open water, waves and swell, impact the ice edge. The schedule is only set as far as the fall of 2015. Oliver said he’ll work with other bigship operators through UNOLS on the ship’s future plans. The operators look at all the requests for research cruises from academic institutions, and then fits them onto the various oceanographic research ships available. “We try to line up the science cruise with the right ship and do it so that we make the most efficient use of the ships,” he said.

A-6 Peninsula Clarion, Monday, June 23, 2014






VA falls short on female medical issues By GARANCE BURKE Associated Press Writer

SAN FRANCISCO — Already pilloried for long wait times for medical appointments, the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs has fallen short of another commitment: to attend to the needs of the rising ranks of female veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, many of them of child-bearing age. Even the head of the VA’s office of women’s health acknowledges that persistent shortcomings remain in caring for the 390,000 female vets seen last year at its hospitals and clinics — despite an investment of more than $1.3 billion since 2008, including the training of hundreds of medical professionals in the fundamentals of treating the female body. According to an Associated Press review of VA internal documents, inspector general reports and interviews: —Nationwide, nearly one in four VA hospitals does not have a fulltime gynecologist on staff. And about 140 of the 920 community-based clinics serving veterans in rural areas do not have a designated women’s health provider, despite the goal that every clinic would have one. —When community-based clinics refer veterans to a nearby university or other private medical facility to be screened for breast cancer, more than half the time their mammogram results are not provided to patients within two weeks, as required under VA policy. —Female veterans have been placed on the VA’s Electronic Wait List at a higher rate than male veterans. All new patients who cannot be schedule for an appointment in 90 days or less are placed on that wait list. —And according to a VA presentation last year, female veterans of child-bearing age were far more likely to be given medications that can cause birth defects than were women being treated through a private HMO. “Are there problems? Yes,” said Dr. Patricia Hayes, the VA’s chief consultant for women’s health in an AP interview. “The good news for our health care system is that as the number of women increases dramatically, we are going to continue to be able to adjust to these circumstances quickly.” The 5.3 million male veterans who used the VA system in fiscal year 2013 far outnumbered female patients, but the number of women receiving care at VA has more than doubled since 2000. The tens of thousands of predominantly young, female veterans returning home has dramatically changed the VA’s patient load, and the system has yet

to fully catch up. Also, as the total veteran population continues to decrease, the female veteran population has been increasing year after year, according to a 2013 VA report. All enrolled veterans can use what the VA describes as its “comprehensive medical benefits package,” though certain benefits may vary by individual and ailment, just like for medical care outside the VA system. The VA typically covers all female-specific medical needs, aside from abortions and in-vitro fertilization. The strategic initiatives, which sprang from recommendations issued six years ago to enhance women’s health system-wide, have kick started research about women veterans’ experience of sexual harassment, assault or rape in a military setting; established working groups about how to build prosthetics for female soldiers; and even led to installation of women’s restrooms at the more than 1,000 VA facilities. Yet enduring problems with the delivery of care for women veterans are surfacing now amid the growing criticism of the VA’s handling of patient care nationwide and allegations of misconduct, lengthy wait times and potential unnecessary deaths. Used to treating the men who served in Vietnam, Korea or World War II, many of the VA’s practitioners until a few years ago were unaccustomed to treating menopause or giving advice about birth control. The study on distribution of prescription medication that could cause birth defects is illustrative of the lagging awareness; one of every two women veterans has received medication from a VA pharmacy that could cause birth defects, compared to one in every six women who received drugs care through a private health care system, said the study’s author, Eleanor Bimla Schwarz, a senior medical expert on reproductive health with VA. Schwarz, who also directs women’s health research at the University of Pittsburgh, pointed out that while she does not believe any of the veterans surveyed were pregnant at the time, it is critical to keep in mind that many new female veterans are of child-bearing age, a higher percentage are on medication than in the general population and the majority of these women are not on contraception. Hayes said the VA seeks to place a trained, designated women’s provider in every facility and expects to install a “one-stop” health care model that allows women to go to one provider for a range of services, including annual physicals, mental health services, gynecological care and mammograms. Until that hap-

pens, however, some VA clinics have limited gender-specific health treatments available for women. Army Sgt. Ashley Morris, who worked as an operating room technician for six months in 2008-2009 at a military hospital in Baghdad’s Green Zone that treated soldiers hit by suicide bombs or wounded in firefights, said that promised transformation is badly needed. She returned having flashbacks and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, and spent a month hospitalized in a psychiatric facility in Pueblo, Colorado. Now back home in Albertville, Alabama, she said she was ordered in March by a physician at the nearby community-based VA clinic to get a mammogram, given her mother’s medical history. But Morris said she had to wait so long to get an outside appointment that she never made it to the doctor, in part, she said, because the VA would not reimburse her for the gas mileage to get to the private screening center 65 miles away in Birmingham. “As a young female coming home from Iraq, they don’t have the care that we need at the local clinic,” said Morris, 26. “If it’s anything over psych medications, I have to go to Birmingham, and they’ve stopped compensating me for driving there.” VA policy says any veteran who has been approved to get care at an outside facility will be reimbursed for gas mileage or get their transport paid for by the system, said VA spokeswoman Ndidi Mojay. Jeffrey Hester, spokesman for the VA in Birmingham, said he was not aware of Morris’ circumstances. Female veterans are more likely than their male counterparts to be referred outside the VA system for specialty care, Hayes acknowledged. Nearly one-third of all female patients received at least one day of treatment at a non-VA facility in fiscal year 2012, as compared to 15 percent of their male counterparts, according to the most recent data Hayes supplied. Many female veterans report having to drive hours to get to a facility that offers specialized gender-specific care, while some of them tell of struggling to get the VA to pick up the tab for them to see a nearby private doctor. Army Sgt. LaQuisha Gallmon of Greenville, South Carolina, whose daughter was born two months ago, said she had been authorized to see a private physician of her choice for prenatal visits and delivery. But because the paperwork hadn’t been fully processed when she went to an outside emergency room for complications in her sixth month of pregnancy, VA has refused to

Billions at risk as port contract ends By JUSTIN PRITCHARD Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — The West Coast ports that are America’s gateway for hundreds of billions of dollars of trade with Asia and beyond are no stranger to labor unrest and even violence. Now, the contract that covers nearly 20,000 dockworkers is set to expire, and businesses that trade in everything from apples to iPhones are worried about disruptions just as the crush of cargo for the back-to-school and holiday seasons begins. With contentious issues including benefits and job security on the table, smooth sailing is no guarantee. On one side is the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, with its tradition of fierce activism dating to the Great Depression, when two of its members were killed during a strike. On the other is the Pacific Maritime Association, which represents shipping lines and operators of terminals at 29 West Coast ports. Both acknowledge that they are unlikely to agree on a new contract before the current one expires June 30, but they plan to negotiate past that deadline. That would fit the pattern from contract talks in 2008 and 2002. In 2002, negotiators didn’t reach an agreement until around Thanksgiving, following an impasse that led to a 10-day lockout and a big disruption in trade. The union’s total control over the labor pool means huge bargaining leverage, which negotiators have parlayed into white-collar wages and perks for blue-collar work. A full-time longshoreman earns about $130,000 a year, while foremen earn about $210,000, according to employer data. Workers pay nearly nothing for health coverage that includes no premiums and $1 prescriptions. Neither side has publicly discussed progress on negotiations that began May 12 in San Francisco, which is headquarters to the union and the maritime association.

Twelve years ago, the shutdown had a lasting impact on how products moved in and out of the United States. Hulking cranes idled. Ships anchored in San Francisco Bay and outside ports from Los Angeles to Seattle. Economists estimated the impact at $1 billion each day. Even after trade resumed, retailers — with their just-in-time supply chain — worried that West Coast ports risked becoming a bottleneck. Companies looked to Gulf Coast and East Coast ports, which courted them by upgrading facilities. “They can’t afford to have their goods hung up either out on the sea or on the docks,” said Jonathan Gold, vice president of supply chain and customs policy at the National Retail Federation. Between 2002 and last year, the portion of shipping containers that came into the U.S. through West Coast ports dropped from 50 percent to 44 percent, according to a study by Martin Associates, a firm that analyzes transportation systems. Imports to the Gulf of Mexico and the Northeast increased. Even so, West Coast ports handled cargo worth $892 billion in 2013 alone, according to trade data compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau. Worries over the current negotiations have prompted some stores to route shipments away from the West Coast, Gold said. Other importers planning for fall and winter shopping have shipped early to beat the contract’s expiration date. The maritime association warns that labor peace is essential to keeping West Coast ports competitive, especially with an expansion of the Panama Canal that will allow larger vessels to reach East Coast markets directly. The union is not persuaded, at least not publicly. “The competitiveness argument is an old saw that gets trotted out every time there’s a negotiation,” said union spokesman Craig Merrilees. “The claim has generally been used in an effort to extract concessions from the union members.” C




pay the $700 bill, she said. “I called the VA women’s clinic and they told me everything was approved for me to get outside care and I should be getting the packet in the mail,” said Gallmon, 32, who served six years in Iraq, Germany and Fort Gordon, Georgia. “Right after that, I wound up in the ER for complications, and a week later I received the letter saying they wouldn’t pay for it.” According to a recent opinion by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the VA has an urgent need to continue training providers in female reproductive health and contraception. Women appear to face particular difficulties getting gender-specific care in community-based clinics, 15 percent of which lacked a designated women’s care provider at the end of fiscal year 2013, according to data supplied by VA. Separately, in a report published last year, the VA OIG found that 60 percent of the female patients at community clinics who were surveyed by government inspectors did not receive results of their normal breast cancer screenings within the required two weeks and results for 45 percent of them never made it into the VA’s electronic health records. The agency said it has since changed the system so physicians can better track abnormal mammogram results through the VA’s internal computerized health records, and says patients with abnormal results are “typically” informed within three days. Hayes said the VA plans to improve its software system so physicians get a more extensive, visible warning to ask patients about their possible pregnancy status and interest in conceiving when prescribing medication that could cause birth defects. “We want to make it right for our veterans to have the best kind of care, and women are included in that goal,” she added.

Around the Nation Fighting needles with needles: US courts turn to drug injections to end heroin scourge LEBANON, Ohio — The twice-arrested heroin user listened nervously as the judge reviewed her record, then offered a deal he thinks could save her life. “You’re not a criminal, you’re an addict,” Judge Robert Peeler told Cynthia Fugate. “Something is driving you to use heroin that is beyond your control. Is that fair to say?” “Yes, sir,” she replied quietly. Peeler, a common pleas court judge in southwest Ohio’s Warren County, is among a growing number of judges and corrections officials across the country trying to combat the fast-growing national heroin problem by fighting heroin needles with treatment needles. Peeler told Fugate he could order monthly injections of the opiate-blocking drug Vivitrol if she were willing. “I’m 30 years old. I’ve overdosed four times,” Fugate said, her voice quavering. “I want to be clean. I really do.”

Child immigrants can legally stay in US for years without consequences WASHINGTON — Thousands of immigrant children fleeing poverty and violence in Central America to cross alone into the United States can live in American cities, attend public schools and possibly work here for years without consequences. The chief reasons are an overburdened, deeply flawed system of immigration courts and a 2002 law intended to protect children’s welfare, an Associated Press investigation finds. Driving the dramatic increases in these immigrants is the recognition throughout Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador that children who make the dangerous trip can effectively remain in the U.S. for years before facing even a moderate risk of deportation. The Obama administration estimates it will catch 90,000 children trying to illegally cross the Mexican border without their parents by the end of the current budget year in September. Last year, the government returned fewer than 2,000 children to their native countries. The administration has asked Congress for $2 billion to spend on the issue.

Border Patrol shelves plans for Calif. flights SAN DIEGO — The Border Patrol on Sunday canceled flights scheduled to bring nearly 300 Central American migrants from south Texas to California for processing, but the plans could be reinstated, an official said. It was unclear why Monday’s flights for San Diego and El Centro, about 100 miles of east of San Diego, were shelved, said Ralph DeSio, a spokesman for Customs and Border Protection, the Border Patrol’s parent agency. Paul Beeson, chief of the Border Patrol’s San Diego sector, told The Associated Press on Saturday that there would be two flights with 140 passengers each. They were expected to continue every three days, carrying mostly families with children and some adults. – The Associated Press









World Baghdad lives in fear, expects the worst By HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press





BAGHDAD — “Allah, please make our army victorious,” rang out the despairing voice of a worshipper making his way through a crowd to reach the ornate enclosure of the Baghdad tomb of a revered Shiite imam. Others in the crystal and marble mosque somberly read from the Quran or tearfully recited supplications. “We pray for the safety of Iraq and Baghdad,” said Mohammed Hashem al-Maliki, a Shiite, squatting on the marble plaza outside the shrine of Imam Moussa al-Kazim in northern Baghdad. “I live close by, and I tell you I have not seen people this sad or worried in a long time,” the 51-year-old said as his 10-yearold daughter, Zeinab, listened somberly. While the Iraqi capital is not under any immediate threat of falling to the Sunni militants who have captured a wide swath of the country’s north and west, battlefield setbacks and the conflict’s growing sectarian slant is turning this city of 7 million into an anxiety-filled place waiting for disaster to happen. Traffic is nowhere near its normal congestion. Many stores are shuttered and those that are open are doing little business in a city where streets empty hours before a 10 p.m. curfew kicks in. Arriving international and domestic flights are half empty, while outgoing flights to the relatively safe Kurdish cities of Irbil and Suleimaniya are booked solid through late July as those who can flee. The number of army and police checkpoints has grown, snarling traffic. Pickup trucks loaded with Shiite militiamen roam the city, including in Sunni and mixed areas, chanting religious slogans. A climate of war reminiscent of Saddam Hussein’s days permeates state-run television broadcasts dominated by nationalist songs, video clips

of army and police forces in action and reruns of speeches by Nouri al-Maliki, the Shiite prime minister. Interviews with Iraqis vowing to fight or declaring their readiness to die for Iraq are daily fare, along with footage showing young volunteers at signup centers or in trucks being ferried to army camps. The Iraqi capital has seen little respite from violence for more than three decades, from the ruinous 1980-88 war with Iran, the first Gulf War over Kuwait in 1991, to the 2003 U.S.-led invasion and subsequent years of turmoil that peaked in 2006 and 2007, with Sunni-Shiite bloodletting that left tens of thousands killed and altered the longstanding sectarian balance, turning Baghdad into a predominantly Shiite city. Baghdadis, Sunnis and Shiites alike, are renowned for their resilience, but they fear the threat posed by the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, whose interpretation of Islamic Shariah law is similar in its harshness to the Moghul hordes that sacked the city in the 13th century, turning, tradition says, the water of the Tigris red with the blood of its slaughtered residents and black with the ink of the thousands of books they threw into the river. Shiites fear they will be massacred if the Sunni militants take the city or even parts of it, while Baghdad’s Sunni residents worry the Shiite militiamen, with the full acquiescence of the Shiiteled government, will target them in reprisal attacks if the Islamic State continues its battlefield successes. “They are coming to destroy life and humanity,” al-Maliki, the worshipper at the Imam alKazim shrine, said of the Sunni militants. A government employee who was injured in a 2004 blast blamed on Sunni militants in

the holy Shiite city of Najaf, he was one of several hundred Shiites seeking solace and peace at the shrine one recent evening. Around him in the plaza, families sat in circles as their children energetically ran about as the day’s searing heat finally relented. But reminders of the dark days that may be ahead were only a stone’s throw away. Across the plaza, a giant screen displayed the text of June 13 edict by Iranian-born Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq’s top Shiite cleric, calling on Iraqis to join the security forces to fight the Islamic State fighters, and reminding them that the insurgents have threatened to march on Shiite shrines in Baghdad, Samarra, Najaf and Karbala. Just outside the mosque gates, Shiite clerics addressed dozens of Shiite militiamen in ski masks and combat fatigues. Though unarmed, their presence near one of Iraq’s most revered Shiite shrines added to the sense of impending war — and was a reminder of the quick erosion of government authority following the security forces’ humiliating defeat in the north, where Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul, fell after troops abandoned their positions and weapons. Since then, tens of thousands of Shiite militiamen of the socalled “Peace Brigades” have staged parades in Baghdad and the predominantly Shiite south, displaying a range of heavy weapons, mostly Iranian-made but including some U.S.-made assault rifles, from field artillery and missiles to rocket launchers and heavy machine-guns. Held in Baghdad’s sprawling Shiite Sadr City district, home to some 2 million Shiites, policemen and army troops stood aside as the parade’s organizers searched cars and kept the crowds at bay. Some of the cranes used for cameras recording the event belonged to the Shiite-controlled city council, along with some of

the pickup trucks hauling missiles on their back beds. Underlining the sectarian slant of the conflict, the parading men included clerics dressed in military fatigues and carrying assault rifles. At the reviewing stand, senior clerics with silver beards and flowing robes stood at attention, giving military salutes. The Peace Brigades is the latest name for the Mahdi Army, a brutal militia loyal to anti-U.S. cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, which took the lead in targeting Sunnis during the sectarian bloodletting nearly a decade ago. That blood-stained history was not far from the mind of one militia commander who spoke on the parade’s sidelines. “We can take Baghdad in one hour if we decide to do it,” he said boastfully. “This parade has one aim: To terrorize Sunnis,” added the commander, who agreed to be named only by his alias, Abu Zeinab. The parades were the latest evidence that the Sunni-Shiite conflict carries the potential for a civil war that could herald the division of Iraq. It is a scenario that spells the most trouble for Baghdad. Sunnis report the appearance over the past week in some of their neighborhoods of plainclothes security agents with firearms bulging from under their shirts. “Our politicians have so far succeeded in one thing: They have created an atmosphere of distrust between the city’s Shiites and Sunnis,” said Yasser Farouq, a 45-year-old retail businessman from Baghdad’s Sunni district of Azamiyah. Farouq said he already has a plan to flee the city with his family if the Islamic State fighters take it or if the Shiite militiamen turn against the city’s Sunni residents. “Weapons are everywhere in the city. That tells me that instability is here and disaster is on the way,” he said.

S. Korean soldier surrounded By HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea — The parents of a runaway South Korean soldier holed up in a forest after allegedly killing five comrades near the North Korean border pleaded with him to surrender Monday as the military tightened a cordon meant to capture him. There has been a massive manhunt for the soldier, identified only by his surname Yim, since authorities said he killed five and wounded seven Saturday night before fleeing his frontline army unit with his standard issue K2 assault rifle. The 22-year-old also fired Sunday on the troops chasing him, injuring a platoon leader. On Monday, officials said a South Korean soldier was wounded by suspected friendly fire. Troops surrounded Yim so closely Monday in the forest about 7 kilometers (4 miles) from the border outpost that they could toss him a mobile phone to talk to his father. Yim, who still refused to surrender, had ammuni-

tion and officials feared he might “commit an extreme act” — an apparent reference to suicide — Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said at a briefing. Besides the mobile phone, Yim’s parents also used a loudspeaker to try to persuade him to surrender, according to the Defense Ministry. It wasn’t clear what triggered the rampage, and there was no indication that South Korea’s bitter rival, North Korea, was involved. Yim was scheduled to complete his nearly two years of mandatory military service in September, according to defense officials. Initial personality tests in April of last year put Yim within a group of soldiers who need special attention and are unfit for frontline duty, a Defense Ministry official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of department rules. But tests last November concluded he had improved and could serve in the frontline area, said the official. The rampage comes as South

Koreans grapple with worries over public safety in the wake of an April ferry disaster that left more than 300 people dead or missing. And some in Seoul have raised questions about the discipline and readiness of South Korea’s military, which is under near-constant threat from a North Korea that has recently staged a series of missile and artillery drills, traded fire with the South near a disputed maritime border and threatened South Korea’s leader. “Due to a shortage of troops, even some soldiers on the list of special attention had to be on border guard, which requires soldiers to be heavily armed. Needless to say, the military needs to come up with remedial measures to this problem,” the Korea Times, said in an editorial Monday. Hundreds of thousands of troops from the rival Koreas are squared off along the world’s most heavily armed border. The Korean Peninsula is still technically in a state of war as the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty.





Peninsula Clarion, Monday, June 23, 2014


Around the World Cease-fire agreements reached in Palestinian camp in Syria BEIRUT — Various fighting factions and the Syrian government reached a cease-fire agreement in a besieged Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus, activists and state media said Sunday. If it holds, the agreement in Yarmouk, the largest of nine Palestinian camps in Syria, could help ease the suffering of some 18,000 civilians who have been trapped there since the government imposed a blockade in mid-2013. Previous agreements to end the fighting in Yarmouk have all collapsed. Syria’s official SANA news agency said the latest deal was sponsored by the Syrian government of President Bashar Assad and the Palestine Liberation Organization. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported the cease-fire. Under the agreement, heavy weapons are to be removed from the camp, barriers are to be taken down and an internal force is to be created to ensure security. The main entrances to the camp are to be opened, and infrastructure is to be restored. The Observatory said rebel groups in the camp, as well as pro- and anti-Assad Palestinian factions are all party to the deal.

3 Quebec helicopter escapees captured MONTREAL — A heavily-armed SWAT team raided an upscale Montreal condominium early Sunday to capture the three men police say made a bold escape by helicopter from a Quebec jail two weeks ago. The men, who were facing murder and gangsterism charges before the jailbreak, were found in a posh 10thfloor condo with a stunning view of the city in a ritzy new development in Old Montreal, just steps from the historic waterfront. Yves Denis, 35, Denis Lefebvre, 53, and Serge Pomerleau, 49, were arrested after police busted open the door to enter the residence around 1:30 a.m., Quebec provincial police said. They are due in court in Quebec City on Monday to face fresh charges, but police did not spell out what the new accusations would be. By midday Sunday, police had left the scene after carrying out several containers and bags. Two maintenance workers were cleaning up the home where the men were arrested. The splintered door was ajar in its bent frame, while inside the furniture was askew, with a couch on its side and cushions scattered about. Mattresses, blankets and pillows were on the floor. Quebec police Sgt. Audrey-Anne Bilodeau said investigators had gathered evidence from the condo that could be used in court. She said the investigation into the June 7 escape is ongoing and further arrests are likely. – The Associated Press

A-8 Peninsula Clarion, Monday, June 23, 2014






Road Warriors nip Twins in 11th inning By JEFF HELMINIAK Peninsula Clarion

In baseball, it’s common for victories to come due to clutch hitting. It’s far more rare to hear of wins coming from clutch defense. But Wasilla’s 9-5, 11-inning league victory over the Twins on Sunday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park happened due to precisely executed defense when the pressure was greatest. “It was a heck of a game,” Wasilla coach Boone Thompson said after moving to 4-0 in the league and 5-0 overall. “Kenai played great baseball and pushed us the whole way. “They had us a couple of times.” The game was scheduled for seven innings, and the Twins (2-2, 3-2) came back to tie the game at 5 in the bottom of the seventh when Kenny Griffin singled home Justin Wisnewski with two outs. Griffin would steal second, but Jacob Butcher

would strike out Dallas Pierren to end the threat. In the bottom of the eighth, Josh Darrow and Calvin Hills singled with one out to put the winning run at third base. JJ Sonnen put down a safetysqueeze bunt, and as pitcher Tyler Boensch was throwing Sonnen out at first, Darrow broke for home. First baseman Ben Ross threw a strike to catcher Jeffery Forster to cut down Darrow. “It had to be perfect,” Twins coach Hector Rivera said of the play. “It had to be perfect and they made the play. “It was a good throw to first and a good throw to the plate.” Perfection is no accident. Down to Boensch looking Darrow back to third before he threw to first, the Road Warriors nailed every detail on the play. In the process, they may have learned Thompson, and his desire to work on such scenarios every week, is not so crazy after all.

“They almost hate doing it,” Thompson said. “Hopefully, they’ll see the light now.” The Twins had another golden opportunity in the ninth inning. With one out, Justin Wisnewski reached second on a two-base throwing error by shortstop Mitchell Chauvin. Wisnewski moved up to third on a groundout. With Pierren at the plate, one of Boensch’s pitches bounced away from Forster, but he was able to track the ball down and throw to Boensch covering home to nab Wisnewski by a whisker. “I wanted this win really bad,” Rivera said. “We had like three chances. Our young team is learning, and this was a learning experience.” In the top of the 11th, Wasilla’s bats got to reliever Tyler Covey. Covey gave up just one hit in his first three innings of relief, but started the 11th by walking Butcher. With one out, Ross singled, Forster tripled to score two, Josh Boyer dou-

bled off reliever Joey Becher to score one and Eric McEnnis hit a sacrifice fly for the 9-5 lead. While Wasilla’s defense was good in the clutch, the Road Warriors did have four errors and give up three unearned runs. The Twins defense was almost spotless, with just one harmless throwing error by Griffin. Hector A. Rivera led the effort with eight assists from shortstop, including a dazzling play in the fourth when he dove in the hole and got up in time to cut down Josh Boyer. The Twins needed to be solid on defense because Butcher had no-hit them last season. Butcher again was solid, allowing just four hits in seven innings. Meanwhile, Pierren was tasked with slowing down Wasilla’s hardhitting attack. “We’re hitting fastball pitchers pretty well,” Thompson said. “Everybody is throwing their No. 1 or 2 pitchers at

us every game. “We’ve seen them so much, we should be able to figure out how to hit them.” Pierren was able to hold Wasilla to five earned runs on six hits, while walking two and striking out three. The only inning Pierren was hit hard was in the fourth, when the Warriors got four runs on four hits. Rivera said Pierren’s location was off in that inning and the Road Warriors made him pay. Ross finished 2 for 5 with three RBIs, while Butcher reached base four times and was 1 for 2 with two runs, Forster was 2 for 5 with two RBIs and a run, and Boyer was 2 for 5 with an RBI and run. For the Twins, Griffin was 2 for 4 with a run and RBI, Darrow had two runs and an RBI and Calvin Hills was 2 for 5. The nonleague game was not played Sunday due to rain. The makeup date has not yet been set.

Wie wraps up her 1st major DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer

PINEHURST, N.C. — The road Michelle Wie took to a U.S. Women’s Open title was unlike any other, and suddenly insignificant. Whether this was a long time coming was the least of her cares. The biggest star in women’s golf had her name on the biggest trophy. She never looked happier. “Oh my God, I can’t even think straight,” Wie said Sunday after a two-shot victory over Stacy Lewis to claim her first major. The final three holes at Pinehurst No. 2 were filled with ups and downs that Wie knows as well as anyone in golf. She responded with a performance worthy of the hype that had been heaped on her since she was a teenager. With a three-shot lead on the 16th hole, Wie nearly threw it all away with one poor decision, only keeping the lead by making a nervy 5-foot putt for double bogey. And right when it looked as

though this would end badly, the 24-year-old from Hawaii responded with the putt of her life that made her a Women’s Open champion. Facing a 25-foot birdie putt on 17 that was fast and dangerous, Wie pumped her fist when it fell, then pounded her fist twice to celebrate the moment. “That kind of emotion, that kind of pressure ... I’ll think of that putt as one of the best putts I’ve ever hit in my life,” she said. A par on the 18th gave her an even-par 70 to beat Lewis, the No. 1 player in women’s golf who made Wie earn it. Lewis made eight birdies — the most in a final round by a male for female in the U.S. Open — and closed with a 66. Lewis was on the range preparing for a playoff when her caddie told her Wie made birdie on the 17th. Moments later, Lewis was on the 18th green to hug Wie. Like most players, she was perplexed why Wie would spend so much time trying to compete against the men when she still didn’t have an LPGA Tour card.

Edwards proves he’s road worthy JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer

SONOMA, Calif. — Carl Edwards has never been known for his road racing skills — to the point team owner Jack Roush had to send him testing in a twoseater so Boris Said could teach him the basics. A decade later, Edwards finally has a win to show for his hard work. And, he beat road racing ace Jeff Gordon to get to Victory Lane on Sunday at Sonoma Raceway, where Gordon leads all drivers with five wins. “My road racing progression, it’s been a pretty long climb,” Edwards said. “The real special part to me was to stand in Victory Lane at Sonoma and have Jeff Gordon come and give me a handshake as the second-place finisher. I grew up watching Jeff Gordon, and specifically watching how he drove this race track and all the successes he had here, so I mean, that’s really super. It’s something I’ll never forget.” Edwards’ win made Roush Fenway Racing the unlikely organization to end Hendrick Motorsports’ five-race winning streak. And, the win came a week after Roush was shut out at Michigan, where the organization failed to put a car in the top 10 for the first time since 2000. Edwards took the lead on a restart with 25 laps remaining and seemed to have the win wrapped up until Gordon nearly chased him down on the final lap. Gordon had one good look at Edwards and couldn’t pull off

the pass. “That last lap was ugly,” Edwards said of trying to hold off Gordon. It wasn’t a terrible day for the Hendrick organization, which had won every Sprint Cup Series race since Gordon’s victory at Kansas on May 10. Instead, HMS settled for all four of its drivers finishing in the top seven. Gordon, the Sprint Cup Series points leader, wound up second. He said he made one mistake in overdriving a turn with about five laps to go that allowed Edwards to build a healthy lead. “I just couldn’t put enough pressure on him,” Gordon said. “I think had I put some more pressure on him, I saw him really struggling with the (tire) grip level, but he did everything he needed to do. That last lap, I gave it my best effort and closed up on him and he didn’t overdrive it. I was hoping he might slide up and I’d get a run on him.” Dale Earnhardt Jr. was third after rallying from an incident that wrecked Matt Kenseth, and was apologetic on the radio and after the race. “I tried to screw it up a couple times in the race, but I calmed down and was able to get a good finish,” Earnhardt said after his career-best finish on a road course. “I got into Matt, I jumped a curb and jumped into the air and just ran into him. Totally my fault. I hope he’s not sore with me.” Kasey Kahne bounced back from an early flat tire to finish sixth and Jimmie Johnson was seventh.

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Portugal’s Silvestre Varela heads the ball past United States’ goalkeeper Tim Howard to score his side’s second goal and tie the game 2-2 during the Group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Portugal at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Sunday.

Hot tie in the Amazon

US gets point, but late goal wipes out assured advancement By The Associated Press

MANAUS, Brazil — With Cristiano Ronaldo on the field, a one-goal lead is never safe. The world player of the year rarely sparkled on a hot and humid night in the jungle, but his inch-perfect stoppagetime cross set up Varela for the equalizing goal Sunday in Portugal’s 2-2 draw against the United States at the World Cup. The Real Madrid winger, who has been playing despite a left knee injury, showed flashes of his best, but his impact was minimal until the final seconds of the match. He curled the ball in to a diving Varela, who headed past Tim Howard to give the Portuguese team a slim hope of advancing to the second round and deny the Americans instant advancement. “He made a great cross,” said Howard, Ronaldo’s former teammate from their days at Manchester United. “Football’s cruel sometimes.” The United States now has four points in Group G, the same as Germany. Both Portugal and Ghana have one point. The Americans will face Germany on Thursday in Recife, while Portugal takes on Ghana at the same time in Brasilia. “Obviously we’re disappointed, but at the end of the day you’ve got to look at the positives, we got a point,” said United States captain Clint Dempsey, who scored to give the Americans a 2-1 lead in the 81st. “It’s going down to the last game and hopefully we get the job done.” C




Nani scored first for Portugal, shooting past a sprawling Howard in the fifth minute. But the Americans responded in the second half as Portugal seemed to wilt in the stifling heat. Jermaine Jones made it 1-1 with a curling shot in the 64th after a cross from Graham Zusi made its way through the Portugal defense. And Dempsey, playing with a broken nose, then put the Americans ahead, using his stomach to direct the ball into the net from a cross by Zusi. “Now we have to go out and beat Germany, that’s what we have to do,” U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. “We have to play Germany, we have one less day to recover, we played in the Amazon, they played on a place with less travel. We have to do it the tough way.” Dempsey’s goal was his fourth at a World Cup and second at this year’s tournament. Jones scored his third goal for the United States national team and first in almost two years. It was all Portugal for much of the first half, with Ronaldo in the starting lineup but getting less involved as the match progressed. The Americans, however, started to get more and more chances and even had a shot from Michael Bradley cleared off the line by Ricardo Costa in the 55th. “There didn’t seem to be any problem with Cristiano Ronaldo,” Portugal coach Paulo Bento said. “What happened during the game has something to do with our oth-

er players.” The heat in the Amazon rainforest, however, seemed to slow the Portuguese as the match wore on. In the 39th minute, referee Nestor Pitana on Argentina called for a cooling break, the first such decision to be taken at the World Cup. At the start of the match, FIFA listed the temperature at 30 degrees C (86 degrees F) with 66 percent humidity. FIFA uses the “Wet Bulb Globe Temperature” to determine when official cooling breaks should be added, and says the WGBT must be above 32 degrees C (90 degrees F) for them to be considered. The breaks are supposed to occur in the 30th and 75th minutes. There was no break in the second half, but that didn’t stop Ronaldo from creating the final goal. “It was a thriller,” Klinsmann said. “Everybody who had a chance to be today in Manaus will talk about this game for a long time.” ALGERIA 4, SOUTH KOREA 2 PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil — Islam Slimani scored one goal and set up two more as Algeria swept aside South Korea to become the first African team to score four goals in a World Cup match. The result gives Algeria its first World Cup win since 1982 and moves it into second place in Group H with one match left to play, against Russia.

Slimani opened the scoring with a fine solo goal after 26 minutes as his team raced into a 3-0 lead at halftime. However, it then had to withstand a South Korean fightback after the break to secure the points. The loss for South Korea means it must now beat already-qualified Belgium and hope that other results go its way to progress to the knockout stages. Belgium leads with six points, Algeria now has three, while Russia and the South Koreans have one apiece. BELGIUM 1, RUSSIA 0 RIO DE JANEIRO — Teenage forward Divock Origi turned a listless Belgian performance into a late win over Russia, enough to qualify for the next round of the World Cup with two straight victories. Belgium barely contained a reinvigorated Russia for most of the match, yet struck with a blistering final spurt of class and opportunism to turn a bad situation into a wild celebration for coach Marc Wilmots in the 88th minute and hugs all around at full time. “It was not easy, but we never gave up,” Wilmots said. After its dour 1-1 draw with South Korea, Russia produced the kind of sparkle and dominance that most had been expected more from Belgium in front of 73,819 increasingly restless fans at Maracana stadium.









Peninsula Clarion, Monday, June 23, 2014

Sports Briefs Streelman wins Travelers Championship CROMWELL, Conn. — Kevin Streelman birdied the last seven holes to win the Travelers Championship by a stroke at TPC River Highlands. Streelman shot his second straight 6-under 64 to finish at 15-under 265. He broke the tour record for consecutive closing birdies by a winner of six set by Mike Souchak in the 1956 St. Paul Open. The 35-year-old Streelman also won the Tampa Bay Championship last season. He missed the cuts in his previous four starts on tour. Sergio Garcia and K.J. Choi tied for second. They each shot 67. Aaron Baddeley was fourth at 13 under after a 69.

Anthony opts for free agency NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony is putting himself on the free agent market. Anthony has informed the New York Knicks of his long-expected plans, two people with knowledge of the details said Sunday. Anthony had a Monday deadline to terminate the final year of his contract. He filed the paperwork on Friday, one of the people told The

Red Sox avoid sweep by A’s By The Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. — David Ortiz hit a leadoff home run in the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 7-6 on Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep. Ortiz was the only Boston starter without a hit until lining a 1-2 pitch from Fernando Abad (2-3) over the wall in leftcenter. The Red Sox had to go extra innings after letting a 6-1 lead slip away. The A’s scored three runs in the eighth, then Stephen Vogt and pinch-hitter John Jaso homered in the ninth against Koji Uehara (3-1). The closer had converted 31 consecutive save opportunities dating to 2013. ORIOLES 8, YANKEES 0


NEW YORK — Chris Tillman tossed seven innings of four-hit ball and the Baltimore Orioles handed Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka his second major league loss. Jonathan Schoop homered off Tanaka (11-2) for the second time and fellow rookie Caleb Joseph capped the scoring with his first career homer. J.J. Hardy hit M a three-run double for the Orioles, who spoiled Old-Timers’ Day at K Yankee Stadium and took two of three from their AL East rivals.

Fien combined for three shutout innings of relief and Jared Burton earned his first save since May 30, 2013, with a perfect ninth.

REDS 4, BLUE JAYS 3 CINCINNATI — Johnny Cueto pitched eight effective innings and the Cincinnati Reds beat Toronto after Blue Jays stars Brett Lawrie and Jose Bautista exited early because of injuries. Lawrie sustained a broken right index finger when he was hit by a pitch in the second. The team didn’t immediately announce how long the infielder would be out.

METS 11, MARLINS 5 MIAMI — Daniel Murphy hit a three-run homer and the New York Mets matched a season high with 17 hits to beat the slumping Miami Marlins. Jonathon Niese (4-4), who has been plagued by poor run support this year, won for the first time since May 22. He allowed less than four earned runs for the 19th consecutive start, giving up three in six innings.


WASHINGTON — Tanner Roark won his fourth straight start, Denard Span had an RBI double and the Washington Nationals beat Atlanta for a split of the four-game series between NL East rivals. The Nationals improved to 3-7 against Atlanta. They increased ANGELS 5, RANGERS 2 their division lead over the Braves ANAHEIM, Calif. — Rookie to 1 1/2 games. Matt Shoemaker won his fifth straight decision, C.J. Cron and CARDINALS 5, Kole Calhoun homered in the second inning against Yu Darvish, and PHILLIES 3 the Angels completed a three-game ST. LOUIS — Mark Ellis drove sweep. in two runs, including the go-ahead Cron went deep for the third straight game, helping the Angels score with a bunt, and the St. Louis pull within five games of AL West- Cardinals got a scoreless effort from leading Oakland. Shoemaker (5-1) their bullpen to beat Philadelphia. Ellis broke a 3-all tie with a allowed a run and eight hits in 7 2-3 innings with six strikeouts and safely squeeze bunt in the fourth. He added an RBI single in the two walks. sixth. He is hitting .193 with 12 RBIs in 41 games.



CLEVELAND — Max Scherzer pitched six strong innings, Miguel Cabrera homered and drove in three runs, and the Detroit Tigers beat Cleveland for a threegame sweep. The Tigers, swept in a threegame series at Progressive Field last month, have won four in a row overall.

CHICAGO — Brandon Cumpton pitched seven scoreless innings, Travis Snider hit a solo homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cubs. Cumpton (3-2) won his third straight decision. He allowed two hits and two walks while striking out four.



ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Yunel Escobar drove in two runs during a three-run sixth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Houston. Escobar hit a two-run single and Sean Rodriguez had an RBI grounder off Dallas Keuchel (8-5) to give the Rays a 4-2 lead in the sixth. The Rays are 8-18 over their past 26 games, including five wins in seven games against Houston.

DENVER — Aramis Ramirez homered and drove in two runs, and the Milwaukee Brewers continued their road dominance with a win over Colorado. Milwaukee swept the Rockies to finish 6-1 on a road trip that started in Arizona. The Brewers’ 27-15 record and .643 winning percentage away from home is the best in the majors.


DODGERS 2, PADRES 1 SAN DIEGO — Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched six solid innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Padres soon after San Diego’s general manager Josh Byrnes was fired. Ryu (9-3) won for the sixth time in seven starts since missing more than three weeks with shoulder inflammation.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Rookie Roenis Elias pitched neatly into the seventh inning, Mike Zunino homered and the Seattle Mariners defeated Kansas City for a threegame sweep. After winning 10 straight to move into first place in the AL Central, the Royals have dropped GIANTS 4, four in a row, three of them by 2-1 DIAMONDBACKS 1 scores. PHOENIX — Madison BumElias (7-5), a 25-year-old lefthander from Cuba, limited the garner gave up just two infield sinRoyals to one run and five singles gles while pitching into the ninth inning and the San Francisco Giover 6 2-3 innings. ants beat Arizona. Through eight innings, BumgarTWINS 6, WHITE SOX 5 ner (9-4) allowed only Cody Ross’ MINNEAPOLIS — Joe Mauer dribbler to the left of the mound in had two hits and two RBIs, and the the second inning. Bumgarner left Minnesota Twins complete their after an error by shortstop Brandon first four-game sweep against the Crawford and then Ender Inciarte’s single off the glove of third baseWhite Sox in 20 years. Anthony Swarzak and Casey man Pablo Sandoval in the ninth.


general manager Josh Byrnes. The team announced the dismissal in a release Sunday, just minutes before the Padres were to face the Los Angeles Dodgers. Padres President and CEO Mike Dee said in the statement the team will begin a search for a new GM immediately. In the interim, senior vice president for baseball operations Omar Minaya and assistant general managers AJ Hinch and Fred Uhlman, Jr. will share Byrnes’ role. Minaya was the general manager of the New York Mets from 2005-10. “This ownership group is committed to fielding a team that consistently competes for postseason play,” Dee said. “Thus far this season, the results on the field have been mixed at best and clearly have not lived up to expectations. After a lengthy evaluation of every facet of our baseball operations, we have decided to make this change today.” Byrnes was hired by the Padres as their senior vice president for baseball operations in December 2010 after he was let go as general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, where he was in the middle of an eight-year deal. He was promoted 10 months later to GM and was given a five-year contract. Under Byrnes, the Padres payroll increased nearly $40 million Padres fire Byrnes to $89,881,696 on opening this season — 23rd overall — but the — The Associated Press SAN DIEGO — The struggling San Diego Padres have fired team has made little progress.

Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no official announcements were made. Anthony has repeatedly said he planned to explore free agency this summer. Team president Phil Jackson told the All-Star forward after the season he may want to delay the decision and play out the final year of his deal, which would have paid him $23.3 million, but Anthony is going ahead with his previous plans. He told the Knicks he was sticking to his intentions during a recent meeting in Los Angeles with Jackson, general manager Steve Mills and new coach Derek Fisher, and has now made it official. He will be eligible to negotiate with teams starting July 1. Teams such as Chicago, Houston, Dallas and Miami have been mentioned as potential suitors for Anthony, a two-time Olympic gold medalist who led the NBA in scoring in 2012-13. Anthony has never said he wanted to leave New York but said his biggest priority is signing with a team that he believes can contend for championships. The Knicks went 37-45 last season, the first time Anthony missed the playoffs in his 11-year career, and have little financial ability to upgrade the roster this summer.

Scoreboard Jason Day (51), $78,120 70-69-67-65—271 Tommy Gainey (51), $78,120 70-66-67-68—271 Chris Stroud (51), $78,120 67-67-68-69—271 Tim Wilkinson (51), $78,120 66-68-67-70—271 Sang-Moon Bae (47), $57,040 67-68-67-70—272 Hudson Swafford (47), $57,040 66-71-66-69—272 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano (43), $45,880 68-68-71-66—273 Charley Hoffman (43), $45,880 67-68-71-67—273 John Merrick (43), $45,880 67-72-67-67—273 Kevin Tway (43), $45,880 71-65-69-68—273 Tyrone Van Aswegen (43), $45,880 68-70-67-68—273 Joe Durant (35), $32,296 64-72-71-67—274 Freddie Jacobson (35), $32,296 69-69-69-67—274 Jerry Kelly (35), $32,296 70-66-71-67—274 Vijay Singh (35), $32,296 68-68-70-68—274 Keegan Bradley (35), $32,296 66-69-71-68—274 Dustin Johnson (35), $32,296 66-66-71-71—274 Matt Kuchar (35), $32,296 66-67-72-69—274 Jamie Lovemark (35), $32,296 68-63-70-73—274 William McGirt (35), $32,296 71-67-66-70—274 Jhonattan Vegas (35), $32,296 69-70-65-70—274 Bubba Watson (35), $32,296 67-72-67-68—274 Eric Axley (28), $22,320 64-67-71-73—275 Brian Davis (28), $22,320 69-70-68-68—275 Brendon de Jonge (28), $22,320 70-66-71-68—275 Brian Harman (28), $22,320 68-67-69-71—275 Ricky Barnes (23), $17,186 73-65-68-70—276 Ken Duke (23), $17,186 65-72-71-68—276 Matt Jones (23), $17,186 69-69-67-71—276

Golf Travelers Championship

Sunday At TPC River Highlands Cromwell, Conn. Purse: $6.2 million Yardage: 6,841; Par: 70 Final Kevin Streelman (500), $1,116,000 69-68-64-64—265 K.J. Choi (245), $545,600 65-65-69-67—266 Sergio Garcia (245), $545,600 65-69-65-67—266 Aaron Baddeley (135), $297,600 67-66-65-69—267 Ryan Moore (105), $235,600 63-68-66-71—268 Brendan Steele (105), $235,600 62-69-71-66—268 Chad Campbell (83), $186,775 64-70-67-68—269 Harris English (83), $186,775 66-64-72-67—269 Jeff Maggert (83), $186,775 64-70-68-67—269 Carl Pettersson (83), $186,775 68-67-66-68—269 Angel Cabrera (60), $123,114 68-70-65-67—270 Bud Cauley (60), $123,114 63-70-68-69—270 Marc Leishman (60), $123,114 70-68-65-67—270 Brandt Snedeker (60), $123,114 65-69-72-64—270 Scott Langley (60), $123,114 64-65-70-71—270 Michael Putnam (60), $123,114 67-63-69-71—270 Nick Watney (60), $123,114 70-66-65-69—270 Stuart Appleby (51), $78,120 69-70-68-64—271 Miguel Angel Carballo (51), $78,120 68-68-72-63—271

Orioles 8, Yankees 0

Baseball AL Standings

East Division W Toronto 42 Baltimore 39 New York 39 Boston 35 Tampa Bay 31 Central Division Detroit 40 Kansas City 39 Cleveland 37 Minnesota 36 Chicago 35 West Division Oakland 47 Los Angeles 41 Seattle 40 Texas 35 Houston 33

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L 35 35 35 41 46

Pct .545 .527 .527 .461 .403

GB — 1½ 1½ 6½ 11

32 36 39 38 41

.556 .520 .487 .486 .461

— 2½ 5 5 7

29 33 36 40 44

.618 — .554 5 .526 7 .467 11½ .429 14½

Sunday’s Games Detroit 10, Cleveland 4 Cincinnati 4, Toronto 3 Tampa Bay 5, Houston 2 Baltimore 8, N.Y. Yankees 0 Minnesota 6, Chicago White Sox 5 Seattle 2, Kansas City 1 Boston 7, Oakland 6, 10 innings L.A. Angels 5, Texas 2 Monday’s Games Chicago White Sox (Sale 6-1) at Baltimore (W.Chen 7-2), 3:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Whitley 3-0) at Toronto (Stroman 3-2), 3:07 p.m. Pittsburgh (Volquez 4-6) at Tampa Bay (Cobb 2-5), 3:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 9-3) at Kansas City (Guthrie 4-6), 4:10 p.m. Boston (Lackey 8-4) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 8-2), 6:10 p.m. All Times ADT

NL Standings

East Division W Washington 39 Atlanta 38 Miami 37 New York 35 Philadelphia 34 Central Division Milwaukee 47 St. Louis 41 Cincinnati 37 Pittsburgh 37 Chicago 31 West Division San Francisco 45 Los Angeles 42 Colorado 34 San Diego 32 Arizona 32

L 35 37 38 41 40

Pct .527 .507 .493 .461 .459

GB — 1½ 2½ 5 5

30 35 37 38 42

.610 .539 .500 .493 .425

— 5½ 8½ 9 14

30 35 41 44 47

.600 — .545 4 .453 11 .421 13½ .405 15

Sunday’s Games N.Y. Mets 11, Miami 5 Cincinnati 4, Toronto 3 Washington 4, Atlanta 1 St. Louis 5, Philadelphia 3 Pittsburgh 2, Chicago Cubs 1 L.A. Dodgers 2, San Diego 1 Milwaukee 6, Colorado 5 San Francisco 4, Arizona 1 Monday’s Games Miami (Eovaldi 4-3) at Philadelphia (R.Hernandez 3-5), 3:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Volquez 4-6) at Tampa Bay (Cobb 2-5), 3:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Simon 10-3) at Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 2-6), 4:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 9-3) at Kansas City (Guthrie 4-6), 4:10 p.m. Washington (G.Gonzalez 3-4) at Milwaukee (Garza 4-4), 4:10 p.m. St. Louis (Lynn 7-5) at Colorado (Chacin 1-5), 4:40 p.m. San Diego (Despaigne 0-0) at San Francisco (M.Cain 1-5), 6:15 p.m. All Times ADT

Tigers 10, Indians 4 Det. 101 071 000—10 12 Cle. 000 010 003—4 11

0 3

Scherzer, B.Hardy (7), McCoy (8), C.Smith (9) and Avila; Tomlin, Crockett (5), Axford (5), Carrasco (6), Lowe (8), Shaw (9) and Y.Gomes, Kottaras. W_Scherzer 9-3. L_Tomlin 4-5. HRs_Detroit, Mi.Cabrera (13).

Rays 5, Astros 2 Hou. 101 000 000—2 TB 100 003 01x—5

7 9

1 0

Keuchel and Corporan; Bedard, Oviedo (6), Balfour (7), McGee (8), Jo.Peralta (9) and J.Molina. W_Oviedo 3-2. L_Keuchel 8-5. Sv_Jo.Peralta (1). HRs_Houston, Fowler (6).

1 2

Tillman, McFarland (8) and C.Joseph; Tanaka, Warren (8), Huff (9) and McCann. W_Tillman 6-4. L_Tanaka 11-2. HRs_Baltimore, Schoop (6), C.Joseph (1).

Mariners 2, Royals 1 Sea. 000 010 100—2 KC 010 000 000—1

7 7

0 0

Elias, Medina (7), Furbush (8), Farquhar (8), Rodney (9) and Zunino; Ventura, Bueno (8), Crow (9) and S.Perez. W_Elias 7-5. L_Ventura 5-6. Sv_Rodney (21). HRs_Seattle, Zunino (9).

Twins 6, White Sox 5 Chi. 005 000 000—5 8 Min. 120 300 00x—6 11

0 1

Joh.Danks, Petricka (6), S.Downs (8), Putnam (8) and Flowers; P.Hughes, Swarzak (6), Fien (8), Burton (9) and K.Suzuki. W_P. Hughes 8-3. L_Joh.Danks 6-6. Sv_Burton (1).

Red Sox 7, Athletics 6, 10 inn. Bo. 211 010 010 1—7 13 Oak. 010 000 032 0—6 9

1 0

Lester, Badenhop (8), A.Miller (8), Uehara (9) and D.Ross; Milone, Ji.Johnson (6), Cook (8), Otero (9), Abad (10) and D.Norris, Vogt. W_Uehara 3-1. L_Abad 2-3. HRs_Boston, D.Ross (3), Napoli (8), D.Ortiz (17). Oakland, Vogt (2), Jaso (7).

Angels 5, Rangers 2 Tex. 000 001 001—2 LA 100 400 00x—5

9 7

1 1

Darvish, Sh.Tolleson (7), Poreda (8) and Gimenez; Shoemaker, H.Santiago (8), J.Smith (9) and Conger. W_Shoemaker 5-1. L_ Darvish 7-4. HRs_Texas, Snyder (2). Los Angeles, Cron (6), Calhoun (6).

Reds 4, Blue Jays 3 Tor. 002 000 010—3 Cin. 100 120 00x—4

7 9

1 2

Dickey, Santos (8) and Thole; Cueto, A.Chapman (9) and B.Pena. W_Cueto 7-5. L_Dickey 6-6. Sv_A.Chapman (13). HRs_ Toronto, Encarnacion (24). Cincinnati, Frazier (17).

Mets 11, Marlins 5 NY 022 300 400—11 17 Mia. 000 003002— 5 8

0 0

Niese, C.Torres (7), Germen (9) and Recker; DeSclafani, Ja.Turner (4), Morris (7), A.Ramos (9) and Mathis. W_Niese 4-4. L_DeSclafani 1-2. HRs_New York, Dan. Murphy (6).

Nationals 4, Braves 1 Atl. 000 001 000—1 Was. 200 010 01x—4

4 9

1 1

E.Santana, S.Simmons (7), Avilan (8), Hale (8) and Gattis; Roark, Stammen (6), Clippard (8), R.Soriano (9) and S.Leon. W_Roark 7-4. L_E.Santana 5-5. Sv_R.Soriano (17).

Cardinals 5, Phillies 3 Ph. SL

030 000 000—3 5 000 401 00x—5 12

0 1

K.Kendrick, Hollands (7), De Fratus (7), Giles (8) and Rupp; C.Martinez, Greenwood (6), S.Freeman (7), Neshek (8), Rosenthal (9) and Y.Molina. W_C. Martinez 1-3. L_K.Kendrick 3-7. Sv_Rosenthal (22).

Pirates 2, Cubs 1 Pit. 002 000 000—2 Chi. 000 000 001—1

6 6

0 0

Cumpton, Watson (8), Melancon (9) and C.Stewart; Hammel, N.Ramirez (8), Russell (9), Strop (9) and Jo.Baker, Castillo. W_Cumpton 3-2. L_Hammel 6-5. Sv_Melancon (12). HRs_Pittsburgh, Snider (4).

Dodgers 2, Padres 1 LA SD

110 000 000—2 000 001 000—1

6 4

0 1

Ryu, Howell (7), B.Wilson (8),





Jansen (9) and A.Ellis; Stults, Quackenbush (8), Thayer (9) and Rivera. W_Ryu 9-3. L_Stults 2-10. Sv_Jansen (22).

Giants 4, Diamondbacks 1 SF Ari.

000 010 003—4 000 000 001—1

9 3

1 1

Bumgarner, Romo (9) and Posey; Bolsinger, O.Perez (8), E.Marshall (9), Thatcher (9), Stites (9) and M.Montero. W_Bumgarner 9-4. L_Bolsinger 1-3. Sv_Romo (22).

Brewers 6, Rockies 5 Mil. 030 020 001—6 10 Col. 012 000 011—5 15

1 1

Lohse, Kintzler (6), Duke (7), Wooten (7), W.Smith (8), Fr.Rodriguez (9) and Lucroy; Matzek, Scahill (6), Masset (8), Ottavino (9) and Rosario. W_Lohse 9-2. L_Matzek 1-2. Sv_Fr.Rodriguez (25). HRs_ Milwaukee, Ar.Ramirez (10), Overbay (3). Colorado, Rosario (8).

College World Series

Championship Series All Times EDT (Best-of-3; x-if necessary) Monday, June 23: Virginia (52-14) vs. Vanderbilt (49-20), 4 p.m. ADT

Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup-Toyota/Save Mart 350

Sunday At Sonoma Raceway Sonoma, Calif. Lap length: 1.99 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (4) Carl Edwards, Ford, 110 laps, 119.9 rating, 47 points, $335,790. 2. (15) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 110, 119.1, 43, $238,266. 3. (17) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 110, 105.8, 41, $167,230. 4. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 110, 126, 41, $185,869. 5. (9) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 110, 93.6, 39, $147,344. 6. (30) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 110, 96.7, 38, $126,870. 7. (22) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 110, 111.8, 38, $157,431. 8. (23) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 110, 94.3, 37, $137,340. 9. (19) Greg Biffle, Ford, 110, 86.2, 35, $143,820. 10. (25) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 110, 93, 35, $136,411. 11. (7) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 110, 92.1, 33, $107,785. 12. (5) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 110, 95, 32, $101,635. 13. (12) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 110, 82.3, 31, $129,543. 14. (8) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 110, 83.8, 30, $128,910. 15. (18) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 110, 82.4, 29, $123,643. 16. (10) Joey Logano, Ford, 110, 76.1, 29, $132,326. 17. (26) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 110, 65.3, 27, $141,596. 18. (11) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 110, 69.6, 26, $102,310. 19. (21) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 110, 66.2, 25, $127,743. 20. (6) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 110, 101.6, 25, $131,193. 21. (27) David Gilliland, Ford, 110, 61.1, 23, $116,068. 22. (13) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 110, 58.2, 22, $133,268. 23. (29) Aric Almirola, Ford, 110, 61.8, 21, $127,671. 24. (28) Michael McDowell, Ford, 110, 57.4, 20, $86,785. 25. (20) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 110, 60.4, 19, $134,701. 26. (16) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 110, 65.6, 18, $97,035. 27. (32) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 110, 49.2, 17, $88,385. 28. (3) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 110, 74.2, 16, $114,555. 29. (38) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 110, 44.7, 15, $101,643. 30. (42) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 110, 40.2, 14, $100,493. 31. (24) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 109, 58, 13, $122,485. 32. (40) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 109, 39.1, 12, $93,537. 33. (35) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 109, 39.6, 11, $91,880. 34. (39) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 109, 32, 0, $83,745. 35. (41) Boris Said, Ford, 109, 33.7, 9, $83,605. 36. (31) David Ragan, Ford, 109, 40.3, 8, $91,520. 37. (2) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 108, 103.5, 9, $89,983. 38. (43) Tomy Drissi, Toyota, 108, 25.9, 6, $85,850.

Patrick Rodgers, $17,186 Heath Slocum (23), $17,186 Graham DeLaet (18), $14,591 Retief Goosen (18), $14,591 Brooks Koepka, $14,591 Greg Owen (18), $14,591 Jonathan Byrd (18), $14,591 Steve Marino (18), $14,591 John Daly (13), $13,826 Justin Hicks (13), $13,826 Billy Hurley III (13), $13,826 Johnson Wagner (13), $13,826 Tim Herron (8), $13,206 Russell Knox (8), $13,206 Doug LaBelle II (8), $13,206 Seung-Yul Noh (8), $13,206 Wes Roach (8), $13,206 Vaughn Taylor (8), $13,206 Morgan Hoffmann (3), $12,586 Troy Merritt (3), $12,586 Bo Van Pelt (3), $12,586 Camilo Villegas (3), $12,586 Brian Gay (1), $12,214 Andrew Svoboda (1), $12,214 Kevin Stadler (1), $12,028 Ben Crane (1), $11,904 Brice Garnett (1), $11,718 Billy Mayfair (1), $11,718 James Hahn (1), $11,532

39. (36) Alex Kennedy, Chevrolet, rear gear, 104, 34.2, 5, $73,850. 40. (33) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 95, 32.5, 4, $69,850. 41. (34) Ryan Truex, Toyota, 91, 40.5, 3, $65,850. 42. (14) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, accident, 74, 67.5, 2, $110,986. 43. (37) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, engine, 29, 25.8, 0, $58,350. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 76.583 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 51 minutes, 30 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.591 seconds. Caution Flags: 6 for 19 laps. Lead Changes: 11 among 9 drivers. Lap Leaders: J.McMurray 1-8; A.Allmendinger 9-21; K.Harvick 22-31; A.Allmendinger 32-53; J.McMurray 54; J.Gordon 55-57; K.Harvick 58-70; J.Johnson 71; J.Logano 72-74; C.Bowyer 75-79; M.Ambrose 80-84; C.Edwards 85-110. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): A.Allmendinger, 2 times for 35 laps; C.Edwards, 1 time for 26 laps; K.Harvick, 2 times for 23 laps; J.McMurray, 2 times for 9 laps; M.Ambrose, 1 time for 5 laps; C.Bowyer, 1 time for 5 laps; J.Gordon, 1 time for 3 laps; J.Logano, 1 time for 3 laps; J.Johnson, 1 time for 1 lap. Wins: J.Johnson, 3; D.Earnhardt Jr., 2; C.Edwards, 2; K.Harvick, 2; J.Logano, 2; Ku.Busch, 1; Ky.Busch, 1; J.Gordon, 1; D.Hamlin, 1; Bra.Keselowski, 1. Top 12 in Points: 1. J.Gordon, 580; 2. J.Johnson, 560; 3. D.Earnhardt Jr., 555; 4. M.Kenseth, 515; 5. Bra.Keselowski, 512; 6. C.Edwards, 509; 7. J.Logano, 483; 8. R.Newman, 473; 9. K.Harvick, 472; 10. K.Larson, 470; 11. Ky.Busch, 465; 12. P.Menard, 459.

Soccer World Cup

FIRST ROUND GROUP A W L T GF GA Pts Brazil 1 0 1 3 1 4 Mexico 1 0 1 1 0 4 Croatia 1 1 0 5 3 3 Cameroon 0 2 0 0 5 0 Monday, June 23 At Brasilia, Brazil Brazil vs. Cameroon, Noon At Recife, Brazil Croatia vs. Mexico, Noon GROUP B x-Netherlands 2 0 0 8 3 6 x-Chile 2 0 0 5 1 6 Australia 0 2 0 3 6 0 Spain 0 2 0 1 7 0 x-advanced to second round Monday, June 23 At Curitiba, Brazil Spain vs. Australia, 8 a.m. At Sao Paulo Netherlands vs. Chile, 8 a.m. GROUP C x-Colombia 2 0 0 5 1 6 Ivory Coast 1 1 0 3 3 3 Japan 0 1 1 1 2 1 Greece 0 1 1 0 3 1 x-advanced to second round Tuesday, June 24 At Cuiaba, Brazil Colombia vs. Japan, Noon At Fortaleza, Brazil Greece vs. Ivory Coast, Noon GROUP D x-Costa Rica 2 0 0 4 1 6 Italy 1 1 0 2 2 3 Uruguay 1 1 0 3 4 3 England 0 2 0 2 4 0 x-advanced to second round Tuesday, June 24 At Natal, Brazil Uruguay vs. Italy, 8 a.m. At Belo Horizonte, Brazil Costa Rica vs. England, 8 a.m. GROUP E France 2 0 0 8 2 6 Ecuador 1 1 0 3 3 3 Switzerland 1 1 0 4 6 3 Honduras 0 2 0 1 5 0 Wednesday, June 25 At Manaus, Brazil Switzerland vs. Honduras, Noon At Rio de Janeiro Ecuador vs. France, Noon GROUP F x-Argentina 2 0 0 3 1 6 Nigeria 1 0 1 1 0 4 Iran 0 1 1 0 1 1 Bosnia-H. 0 2 0 1 3 0 x-advanced to second round Wednesday, June 25 At Porto Alegre, Brazil Argentina vs. Nigeria, 8 a.m. At Salvador, Brazil

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Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Iran, 8 a.m. GROUP G Germany 1 0 1 6 2 4 United States 1 0 1 4 3 4 Ghana 0 1 1 3 4 1 Portugal 0 1 1 2 6 1 Saturday, June 21 At Fortaleza, Brazil Germany 2, Ghana 2 Sunday, June 22 At Manaus, Brazil Portugal 2, United States 2 Thursday, June 26 At Recife, Brazil Germany vs. United States, 8 a.m. At Brasilia, Brazil Portugal vs. Ghana, 8 a.m. GROUP H x-Belgium 2 0 0 3 1 6 Algeria 1 1 0 5 4 3 Russia 0 1 1 1 2 1 South Korea 0 1 1 3 5 1 x-advanced to second round Thursday, June 26 At Sao Paulo Belgium vs. South Korea, Noon At Curitiba, Brazil Algeria vs. Russia, Noon

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Sunday’s Games Tulsa 105, Chicago 99, OT New York 85, Atlanta 78 San Antonio 72, Los Angeles 69 Minnesota 83, Indiana 77 Seattle 89, Washington 86, OT Monday’s Games No games scheduled

Transactions BASEBALL American League DETROIT TIGERS — Placed LHP Ian Krol on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Saturday. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Optioned RHP Louis Coleman to Omaha (PCL). Reinstated 3B Danny Valencia from the 15-day DL. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Assigned SS Argenis Diaz outright to Reno (PCL). CHICAGO CUBS — Designated C Eli Whiteside for assignment. Reinstated C Welington Castillo from the 15-day DL. CINCINNATI REDS — Agreed to terms with SS Alex Blandino on a minor league contract. MIAMI MARLINS — Placed INF Rafael Furcal on the 15-day DL. Recalled 2B Derek Dietrich from New Orleans (PCL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Placed 2B Kolten Wong on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Shane Robinson from Memphis (PCL). SAN DIEGO PADRES — Fired executive vice president/general manager Josh Byrnes. Announced senior vice president for baseball operations Omar Minaya and assistant general managers AJ Hinch and Fred Uhlman, Jr. will assume Byrnes’ duties on an interim basis. FOOTBALL Canadian Football League TORONTO ARGONAUTS — Released WRs Romby Bryant, Tore Corrado, J.D. Falslev, Evan Pszczonak and K.J. Stroud; OL Kirby Fletcher and Thomas Griffiths; DL Dexter Davis and Padric Scott; DBs Alonzo Lawrence and Andre Martin; LB Eddie Lackey; LS Michael Benson; and PK/P Josh Jasper.





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NOW HIRING SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS & BUS ATTENDANTS for Soldotna & Seward areas. Must be 21 years of age.


Kenai Peninsula College/UAA Computer Technician KPC is searching for an exceptional individual who is team oriented and enjoys working in a positive environment. Apply for the following position if you look forward to making a difference in the lives of our students. This is a 30 hr/wk, 9 month per year position working with KPC's IT Services Department and the Learning Center.

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.

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Mental Health Clinician

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Frontier Community Services is a Soldotna based non-profit agency providing in-home services to people experiencing a disabling condition. Duties of the position include providing clinical services and oversight, program development and implementation and use of AKAIMS electronic medical records.

Full Time, Year Round, Full Benefits after 60 days Waste Connections is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V.)

General Employment Glazier/Glass- Merchant

at Lakeshore Glass, Homer, AK. Established glass shop looking for additional employee to install windows in homes, boats, autos, some garage door installation also. Carpentry skills helpful, glass experience a big plus. Employer will train the right person. Great trade to learn, advancement potential. Drug test, resume and references required. 1371 Lakeshore Dr. Homer 99603 (907)235-8505

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Customer Service positions in Soldotna & Kenai. Resume & References Call Brenda (907)394-8220


Riverside Assisted Living is seeking: Registered Nurse for staff training, assessments and medication management, must enjoy working with the senior population. Cook position, full time and part time available, must be available for week end work. Resident Assistants/CNA, full time and part time, all shifts available. All positions require negative TB test, CPR/1st Aid and pass criminal background check. Pick up/Drop off application at: 390 Lovers Lane, Soldotna, AK 99669 or Fax to: 907-262-6400. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE!

General Employment Join the Clarion Newspaper Team!

NEWSPAPER INSERTER Now Taking Applications. 25- 30 hours per week. Evenings to early morning shift. No experience necessary. Applicants must be able to lift up to 35 lbs. & be deadline orientated. Pre-employment substance abuse testing required. Applications available at the Clarion front office

Masters Degree in Psychology, Social Work or related field required. Licensed or working towards state licensure preferred. The successful candidate will work with the office team, in addition to being required to respond to emergencies occurring after hours and on holidays.

Property Management Division 170 N. Birch Suite 101, Soldotna (907)262-2522

3-Bedroom, 2 1/2-bath 2466sq.ft. home for sale. Located on K-Beach between Kenai & Soldotna on the Kenai River. This home has an 1100sq.ft. attached garage and work shop area, storage shed, paved driveway and established lawn with sprinkler system. The view is gorgeous with the mountains, kenai flats, Kenai river and the city of Kenai. Enjoy watching the amazing wild life from the comfort of your home including eagles, moose, caribou, coyotes, seals and the occasional bear and beluga sightings. Asking $599,000. (907)283-5447 or (907)398-6885.


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8am- 5pm, Monday-Friday. 150 Trading Bay Rd. in Kenai. For more information about this position call Randi at the Peninsula Clarion (907)283-3584 The Peninsula Clarion is an E.O.E

Lake front home with float plane accessibility. Quiet lake home for someone with many interests --- landscaping; animal raising (barn, tack room, chicken coop) art/handicraft studio (26 X 26) that could become separate bedrooms; lake for sailing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming; float plane accessible; two bedroom apartment for B & B; two car, heated garage; many, many possibilities. This unusual home is built into a hillside. The unique house kept expanding up the hill. All three stories are at ground level,with the main floor handicapped accessible. Windows everywhere. You live with nature. Built as close as possible to 5 Star requirements and to be as maintenance free as possible. It has cement siding, vinyl windows and storm doors. Seven miles south of Soldotna. Priced for sale this summer at $367,000. For appointment to see this home call Ruth at (907)262-9619 or Sharilyn at 5 Star (907)252-3163


For a complete job description and application go to or apply in person at Frontier Community Services 43335 K-Beach Rd. Suite #36 Soldotna, AK 99669 or email FCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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


General Employment $12- $18 Hour Men & Women wanted for light delivery in the Kenai area. Must have own vehicle, valid drivers license & insurance. Call Mike. (907)252-6689 Leave message.

1.7 to 2 ACRE LOTS. Holt Lamplight & Miller Loop. GAS, ELECTRIC & borough maintain roads. Owner financed , 10% down, 8% interest, 10 years. $29,500. (907)776-5212 2.11 ACRES West Poppy Lane. Partially cleared, Utilities hooked up. (907)262-2211, (907)252-8053, (907)252-9946.

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PRIVATE LOT. Protected slough, Castaway Cove. Castaway Cove is a gated community with 24 hour access fo property owners. $57,500. George (801)244-7285, (907)252-0946.

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KENAI SUB LOT/ Soldotna. River access. Boat tie up, utilities in. $85,000. (907)350-3180

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Two story home has 2,576sqft. living area, 728sqft. garage; 4-bedrooms, 5-bathrooms, vaulted ceilings, radiant floor heat (both floors) & a two story fireplace/woodstove area that is the centerpiece of living/dining room. Large living room windows, southern exposure, high efficiency gas furnace keeps the heating bills down. Five star energy rating. Underground utilities, well with excellent water quality & flow. Finishing touches to be selected are flooring, cabinets, appliances, countertops, stairway hardwoods & bathroom tile/sinks/baths/toilets. Can be sold As Is, or can be finished to owners specifications for additional costs. Six miles from Soldotna, towards Sterling, on Forest Lane. Quiet subdivision with covenants. $126 per sqft. for living area, $76 per sqft. for garage. AS IS price $380,000. Ross Baxter, Century 21/ Freedom Realty (907)398-7264 MLS#14-8451

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New Carpet, 2-bedroom, 1-bath, Bonus room, 5-Star Energy, Stainless Steel appliances, K-Beach between Kenai & Soldotna, Vaulted ceiling. Must See. (907)252-7733 $149,900.

! D L O S Classifieds Sell! Call 283-7551 today!

MOVING SALE 38598 Pederson Lane, Sterling, 1st Left after Mikes Welding. Follow signs. Friday-Monday 10am-5pm. Furniture, tools, household items, greenhouse items, older pickup truckruns good 4x4, ‘07 Ford Freestyle.

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

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Apartments, Unfurnished EXCELLENT OCEAN VIEW! Bay Arm Apartments, Kenai. Accepting applications for 1 bedroom apartment, utilities included. $25. nonrefundable application fee. No pets. (907)283-4405. NEAR VIP Sunny 2-bedroom, 1,100sqft., $1,050. washer/dryer, Dish TV. carport, utilities included. No Smoking/ No Pets. (907)398-0027. NEWLY REMODELED Brunswick Apts. Soldotna. 2-bedroom, storage, $630. Washer/dryer on premises. (907)252-9634, (907)262-7986. No AHFC. Application outside 340 apt. 5. REDOUBT VIEW Soldotna’s best value! Quiet, freshly painted, close to schools. 1-Bedroom from $625. 2-Bedroom from $725. 3-Bedroom, 2-bath, from $825. No pets. (907)262-4359.

Apartments, Furnished FURNISHED 1-bedroom, Soldotna farm setting, $1250. month includes utilities. Seasonal. No Smoking (907)262-4122.

Homes 4-BEDROOM 1.5-Bath, Soldotna near schools. Washer/dryer. Storage Shed. No smoking/ pets. $1,270. per month plus tax and utilities. (907)252-4970. WHY RENT ????? Why rent when you can own, many low down & zero down payment programs available. Let me help you achieve the dream of home ownership. Call Now !!! Ken Scott, #AK203469. (907)395-4527 or cellular, (907)690-0220. Alaska USA Mortgage Company, #AK157293.

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Machinery & Tools STOLEN: SET NET Gear. 16'-8' dual axle trailer with four totes containing 8 set nets and a parts motor were stolen this spring from the Pac Star Boat Yard. Please contact with any info for recovery. A reward is offered. (907)690-3465









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Aircrafts & Parts WIPLINE 4000 Amphibious Floats, Mount Brackets for Cessna 206, all new Tires, nice tight floats. $22,000. (360)864-6271 (360)269-4907 Toledo, Washington.


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

Boats & Sail Boats 15' Willie Drift Boat with trailer. Comes with ors & locks seats & more. $5,600. Call (907)388-0362. 19FT. LUND Aluminum Riverboat Fully equipped 50-Horse Yamaha, 4 stroke. 3 pedestal seats. River ready, just like new. (907)598-1945

Campers/Travel Trailers ‘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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COLT KING COBRA 4-inch bbl. Stainless steel finish. 357. Cal with manual/case. $1,610. All (701)629-5770

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Remain Anonymous For information leading to the arrest of person(s) responsible and for the return of stolen oceanographic research equipment taken off of the beach near 5.5 S. Cohoe Loop in Kasilof between 5/10 and 5/17/14. Private company is willing to pay up to $15,000. for the return of all equipment. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of this equipment, you are encouraged to submit an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers. Reference Public Records Request AK14035078 or call Crime Stoppers at (907)283-Tips(8477) or AK State Troppers, Soldotna at (907)263-4553

Cornerstone General Contractors, Inc. is soliciting bids for the West High Romig Middle School Addition and Renovation Project in Anchorage, Alaska. Sealed Bids shall be hand delivered to Cornerstone General Contractors at 5050 Cordova Street Anchorage, Alaska 99503 by 2:00pm (ADT) Wednesday, June 27Th. Drawings, Specifications, and reference documents are available on Cornerstone’s online RFQ data resource site. Please contact Brian Ginder at 907-561-1993 for access to bid related information. We are an EEO employer and are requesting material and subcontractor quotes from all bidders, including MBE, WBE, DBE, etc. PUBLISH: 6/13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 2014 1785/73750

Parts & Accessories We Build & Sell Torques Converters and Transmission Parts for all makes & models of automatic Transmissions.foreign & Domestic, stock, modified stock, performance and sever duty. Give us a call 907-373-4401 or check us out on the Web at or visit us at 491 Lucille st. in Wasilla. And like on Facebook !!!

TEACH ALL DOGS Everything with brains, not pain. Obedience, Puppy, Nose work, Rally, Agility, Privates. K-Beach Road (907)262-6846

In the Matter of the Estate of SHARON MAUREEN GARRISON,


Taking orders. Quality Timothy Hay. $8. (907)262-4939.

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CITY OF SOLDOTNA PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING JULY 2, 2014 The Soldotna City Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chamber, 177 N. Birch St., Soldotna, Alaska, on the following items: Resolution PZ 2014-017 - A resolution of the Planning and Zoning Commission granting a Sign Variance for the placement of a free-standing sign for the Peninsula Center Mall located at 44332 Sterling Highway, legally described as Tract 2, Peninsula Center Subdivision, Seward Meridian KN 0830082, Section 32, T5N R10W. The location for the proposed sign is on the neighboring parcel legally described as Tract 4-A-1, Peninsula Center Sub 2013 Addition, Seward Meridian KN 2013107, Section 32, T5N R10W. The properties are zoned commercial. Resolution PZ 2014-018 - A resolution of the Planning and Zoning Commission granting a Sign Variance to exceed the area requirement for a wall sign for the Peninsula Center Mall located at 44332 Sterling Highway. The property is zoned commercial, and is legally described as Tract 2, Peninsula Center Subdivision, Seward Meridian KN 0830082, Section 32, T5N R10W. All interested persons are invited to attend and participate in the public discussion. Written comments may be sent to the Planning & Zoning Commission, c/o John Czarnezki, 177 North Birch Street, Soldotna, AK 99669. For further information, call John Czarnezki at 907-262-9107 PUBLISH: 6/23, 25, 2014



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Love of woman’s life can be only a part-time passion DEAR ABBY: I’m turning 75 soon, and enjoying retirement, good health and a comfortable lifestyle, which is why I have arranged a “Celebration of My Life — So Far.” I’m excited about it and eagerly anticipating more than 60 guests for cocktails and a sit-down dinner at a nearby hotel. It’s not uncommon these days for a celebration of life Abigail Van Buren to be held after someone dies. However, I prefer to have mine BEFORE I leave this Earth so I can celebrate along with my loved ones. I want to be there, especially since I’m the one who’s paying for it!What do you think of my idea? Would you enjoy partaking in such a special event? — THINKING AHEAD IN NEW JERSEY DEAR THINKING AHEAD: I think it’s a terrific idea. And yes, I would enjoy celebrating such a special event, if I were invited. When is this party? I’ll be standing by my mailbox!

refer to a grown woman as a “girl,” and yet it would never be appropriate to call a man a “boy”? — BARBARA IN HUNTSVILLE, ALA. DEAR BARBARA: I’m not sure whether all women would accept being called a “girl.” In fact, some would find it condescending and offensive. If you call a man a “boy,” he could regard it as an assault on his masculinity. And yet, I have heard those terms used in the third person, as in, “What’s my husband doing on Saturday? He’ll be out playing golf with the boys, while I’ll be going to lunch with the girls.” And I have never heard that it was offensive to either sex. 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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A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Taurus. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, June 23, 2014: This year you have the opportunity to blaze a new trail. You will show more appreciation and caring, as you will experience a high level of sensitivity toward others. Greater financial security becomes possible with a promotion and/or pay raise. Use your additional income carefully. If you are single, you will meet someone in your daily travels who could become very important to you. This relationship could have a unique quality. If you are attached, the two of you spend a lot of time shooting the breeze together. You are likely to make a major purchase that will enhance the quality of your lives. TAURUS always seems stable. 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 You can push only so much and expect positive results. Ultimately, you could experience some negativity when trying to reach a financial agreement. You might have to indulge in some wining and dining in order to persuade the involved parties to agree. Tonight: Your treat. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHYour optimism might exhaust a partner and force you to rethink your direction. This person could become very difficult. Know that a smile can be more influential than you realize. Try to be a little more subtle and a little less like a cheerleader. Tonight: As you like it. GEMINI (May 21-June 20)


HHH Someone’s insecurities might be getting the best of you. You could feel down and somewhat tired by recent hassles. Venus enters your sign, which adds to your buoyancy and charisma. Follow your intuition with a difficult situation. Tonight: Visit with a friend. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHHYou’ll be more grounded than usual, especially as you express your opinions in a meeting. Recognize that everyone hits a brick wall occasionally, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t test a different approach or a new idea. Tonight: Surround yourself with friends. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHH Take a stand, and know that you might need to accept far more responsibility. How you deal with someone could radically change as you gain a sense of control. Stay grounded. Make a point to clearly communicate your thoughts to others. Tonight: Burn the candle at both ends. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHHYou have the ability to see the big picture, whereas those around you might not. You could have difficulty expressing why your priorities are so different, as a result. Honor your vision. When others see the results, they might strive to detach more often. Tonight: Accept an offer. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH Deal directly with a friend who often gives you feedback. What this person suggests might seem lackluster or superficial. Be polite, but seek out other answers if need be. Pace yourself, especially if you are trying to get a lot done. Tonight: Seek out an expert. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

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Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars HHHH Others won’t hesitate to challenge you. You might wonder about their strong approach, but first recognize how you come off. Listen to what is being shared by a trusted loved one. Take an overview as you weigh the pros and cons. Tonight: Say “yes” to an invitation. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHH You’ll want to be more direct with someone, but at the moment you might not be as sure of yourself as you would like. Remain level-headed with someone you need to respond to. You’ll want this person to understand where you are coming from. Tonight: Kick back and relax. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHHH Don’t even consider doing anything except detaching from a hot issue. Your judgment might be off, and you could make a huge mistake. Stop and have a friendly little chat with someone you normally just nod or say “hello” to. Tonight: Approach a situation creatively. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH Stay close to home. If you work from home, you might consider establishing a stronger presence there. The results of giving yourself greater freedom will be spectacular, and it will give whatever you do an extra touch of excellence. Tonight: Make special time for a loved one. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHH You might want to establish a stronger bond with someone in your life. It could be with a coworker, neighbor or friend whom you’ve been too quick to say “hi” and “bye” to. A family member suddenly might change his or her tune. Tonight: Buy a treat on the

Watts up with that? Dear Readers: Here is this week’s Sound Off, about the wattage of microwaves: “I am constantly annoyed that microwave manufacturers do not print the wattage anywhere on the units. Different recipes call for various wattage ovens. How are we supposed to remember the wattage when it was only on the box it came in, which has been thrown away?” — A Frustrated Reader, via email I share your frustration! It would make it much easier if the wattage were printed on the microwave. Here is a hint to try: Write down the wattage as soon as you get the product, and stick it on a cabinet door or someplace where it is easily accessible. — Heloise Fast Facts Dear Readers: Here are other uses for compact discs: * String up several as suncatchers. * Use as coasters under drinks. * Put the shiny side out on a mailbox as a reflector. * Hang in trees to discourage wildlife from visiting. * Use in craft projects or as a mirror in a locker. — Heloise Tucking in Dear Heloise: After reading your column about how difficult it is to make a bed on an oversized mattress, I decided to share my solution with you. I use a spatula to poke in all the sheet sides. It makes the sheets tight and smooth, without having to pick up the mattress. — L.B., The Villages, Fla.


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DEAR ABBY: I fell in love with a boy when I was 12, deeply in love. We met at our county fair. We grew up together and have remained friends for 30 years. He married and had children, as did I. I am now divorced, but he’s still married. Recently our friendship has grown into something more. He wants our relationship to continue, but he’s afraid to leave his wife because of the kids. They have been together for 20 years. What do I do? He’s the love of my life. Any time I have with him is better than none. It’s not that I don’t know I deserve better, but he is unhappy, and I am miserable without him. What do I do? — PRISONER OF PASSION IN VIRGINIA DEAR PRISONER: What you do depends upon your strength of character and what you want out of life. If you want to spend the foreseeable future as this man’s “side dish,” then continue as you have been, a “prisoner of passion” with not much common sense. If you would like to have a stable life and find a man who will make you No. 1 in his life, then you will have to call a halt to this affair and go through a period of withdrawal — the same as people have to do with any addiction. It may not be pleasant, but I recommend it.

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