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JUNEAU (AP) — The Alaska Supreme Court has cleared the way for an initiative that would require legislative approval for major mining operations in the Bristol Bay watershed, like the proposed Pebble Mine. The court issued a brief order Monday, after hearing arguments June 11. It plans a more expansive order, explaining its reasoning, later. In January 2013, a lawsuit was filed over certification of the “Bristol Bay Forever” initiative. The measure would require legislative approval for metallic sulfide mining operations within the Bristol Bay Fisheries Reserve that disturb at least 640 acres of land. The court found the measure didn’t violate constitutional provisions. The initiative is scheduled for the November ballot. An attorney for the plaintiffs say his clients are disappointed and will likely return to court if the initiative is enacted.

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Left: Matt Schilf, of Kenai, points to a spot on a large map of a portion of Kenai near the home of a missing family Tuesday. Schilf and 14 others spent the bulk of the day searching in the woods for signs of the family. Above: Volunteers discuss locations on a map where a community search has been started for a missing Kenai family.

Citizens take up effort to find missing family By DAN BALMER Peninsula Clarion

A month has passed since Brandon Jividen, Rebecca Adams and her two daughters, Michelle Hundley and Jaracca Hundley, vanished from their home in Kenai. While the Kenai Police Department has devoted all the resources at its disposal toward finding the family, to this point, the search efforts have not revealed their whereabouts. Lead investigator Lt. David Ross said without any leads to point police to a particular area, the department couldn’t continue to coordinate searches. That did not stop Ninilchik resident Katherine Covey and Lanell Adams, sister of Rebecca Adams,

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Kenai Peninsula College’s Veterans Affairs Program is implementing a unique scholarship to help ensure veteran students have access to sources of financial aid. Within his first year as Veteran Services Coordinator, John Pollock noticed a population of veteran students who are no longer eligible to receive benefits in the form of financial assistance through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In response, this spring Pollock developed the KPC Veterans Talent Grant Scholarship. Every fall and spring semester students who meet the specified requirements of the program will be eligible to apply for tuition waivers of up to 15 credit hours each, and 73 in total are available for the next school year, Pollock said. The two students receiving the very first scholarships for this fall semester are on the Dean’s List, Pollock said. “Both are very deserving,” he said. The idea struck him after having a conversation with a 70-year-old student, who was wounded during combat in the Vietnam War. For heroic actions, the veteran was awarded with a purple heart, Pollock said. However, decades later he had no access to supplementary funding for school. Pollock’s first idea was to reinvest an administration fee that See AID, page A-12

Mixed start for kings runs around state By MOLLY DISCHNER Morris News Service-Alaska/ Alaska Journal of Commerce

In downtown Anchorage, fishers at Ship Creek are enjoying one of the state’s stronger king returns. June 17, anglers participating in the Slam’n Salm’n Derby — a fundraiser for the Downtown Soup Kitchen — recorded 21 kings by late afternoon, with Randall Yost landing a 33-pounder at about 12:50 p.m.

that took the lead. But while there are other bright spots in the state’s king runs — the Deshka and Nushagak are strong so far — it isn’t indicative of a statewide trend. The kings returning to Ship Creek are mostly two-ocean fish stocked by the Jack Hernandez Sport Hatchery, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Farther north, wild kings are returning to the Deshka River, where sport fishing was liberal-

ized June 14 in response to the perceived run strength. There, ADFG is now allowing bait and multiple hooks. Through June 17, 13,151 kings were counted at the Deshka weir. The escapement goal there is a range of 13,00028,000 kings. In Bristol Bay, the Nushagak River has the strongest king run so far, with 27,767 counted through June 17 according to ADFG, more than the 3,600 to 8,400 kings counted by the

same date in recent past. That’s the strongest of the Bristol Bay runs so far. ADFG reported poor king fishing so far in the Alagnak and Naknek drainages, and returns elsewhere in the state remain slow. The early-run king return on the Kenai River was 3,533 through June 16, ahead of the 2013 return, which came in at an all-time low, but still behind 2011 and 2012, according to ADFG. Other Cook Inlet runs are

also slow, with king counts on the Anchor River, on the southern Kenai Peninsula, and the Little Susitna, farther north in the Matanuska-Susitna region, behind the 2013 numbers. Likewise, the Karluk River and Ayakulik River king numbers, both on Kodiak Island, are behind the 2013 counts. On the Gulkana River, 264 kings were counted through June 17, a much earlier run than 2012 and 2013 when zero See KINGS, page A-12

Killer’s bargain angers mother of dead man NOME (AP) — The mother of a man murdered 15 years ago in Anchorage, possibly by convicted killer Joshua Wade, said she wants justice for her son and closure for his death. But for now, it remains a waiting game for Arlene Soxie as police investigate claims made by a confessed killer that her son was another of his victims. She also said the man who claimed to be her son’s murderer has been rewarded by authorities by receiving a prison transfer out of Alaska.

“One of the detectives was talking to Joshua Wade,” Soxie told KNOM of the notification she received last February. “And he confessed that he was the one that killed my son.” “And it was like he ... like he died all over again,” Soxie said of her son, Henry Ongtowasruk, 30. In Anchorage, state and federal authorities announced Friday that Wade agreed to dismiss a case seeking post-conviction relief and agreed to tell investigators about three additional

murders he committed, for a total of five. Wade was sentenced to life in prison in February 2010 in the 2007 death of Mindy Schloss, a neighbor who worked as a nurse practitioner. At the time, he also confessed to killing Della Brown in a shed in Anchorage in 2000. A jury acquitted him of murder in that case, but it convicted him of tampering with evidence. Soxie told the Nome radio station that after detectives informed her of Wade’s conC




fession, the news made her hopeful there would be justice. But that dissipated when she learned Wade bargained the information to get a transfer out of Alaska. He’s now serving his sentence at a maximum-security prison in Indiana. “It angered me,” Soxie said. “My son can’t speak for himself. And to know that people in the governing system, or the law, allow things like that, it’s ... it’s not right either.” Alaska Assistant Attorney General John Novak told The

Associated Press that by allowing Wade to transfer to the federal prison, the dismissal of his post-conviction relief case means Wade will never get out of jail. “In my evaluation, that’s an important benefit to the people, to make sure that conviction stays in effect,” he said. Novak noted that juries are unpredictable, and he pointed to Wade’s acquittal in the Brown murder case. The other benefit is that Wade said he would talk to investigators about other crimes, See WADE, page A-12





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Obituary Nicholas Targonsky Nicholas Targonsky, 51 of Kenai passed away Friday, June 20, 2014 at St. Elias hospital in Anchorage. He was born February 19, 1963 in Ahkiok, Alaska to Archpriest Macarius and Matushka Yvette Targonsky. He lived in Kodiak for the first 10 years of his life and in Kenai since 1974. Nick enjoyed fishing, playing cards and dice. Nick was preceded in death by grandparents Michael and Helen Targonsky and Joseph and Emelie Houri, also other aunts and uncles over the years. He is survived by his son Kenneth John Elias Targonsky of Anchorage; parents, Archpriest Macarius and Yvette Marie Targonsky of Kenai; sister Nina and husband Rick Weatherly of Modesto, California; brother Alex and wife Nancy Targonsky of Seward; sister Evdokia (Dunya) and husband Ron Aho of Kenai; brother Dimitri and wife Annette Targonsky; and many nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Holy Assumption Russian Orthodox Church in Old Town Kenai and officiated by Father Jonah Andrews of Anchorage. Repast following service pending notification. It will be a potluck. Burial will be at the Church Cemetery.

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Bereavement day camp North Pen Rec hosts high-tech scavenger hunt accepting applications North Peninsula Recreation Service Area is having a free Geocache Contest on July 18. Competition starts at noon at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. GPS required for participation. Bring the whole family out to enjoy the outdoors and a technical scavenger hunt. For more information call NCRC 776-8800

Free injury prevention workshop for commercial fishermen AMSEA will conduct a free injury prevention workshop in Kenai on Saturday. The workshop title is “Strains, Sprains and Pains: Ergonomic Injury Prevention for Commercial Fishermen.” Participants will learn about ways to avoid musculoskeletal problems common in commercial fishing and share ideas on ergonomic changes that fishermen have made on their vessels. Fishermen may bring a mat to practice some exercises to “tune up” their bodies before, during and after the season. This workshop will be held from 9-11 a.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association, 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road. This workshop is free to commercial fishermen. To register, contact AMSEA at 907-747-3287.

Sterling Salmon Classic kicks off The Sterling Senior Center’s Salmon Classic kick off event is at 5 p.m. June 28 at the center. The event is $25 per person and includes a salmon appetizer, prime rib dinner dinner and dessert. There will be a no-host bar. Salmon Classic tickets will be available for purchase, and there will be a silent auction, mini raffles, and quilt raffle tickets available. Reservations are required. For more information, call the Sterling Senior Center at 262-6808.

Senior softball up to bat Senior softball in Soldotna has started on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. at Centennial Park on the first Little League diamond. New players are welcome. It doesn’t matter how long it has 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 Park on Tuesday between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Games last until about 11 a.m. or until players get tired. If you have a glove or bat, please bring them. If not, come anyway. It is not a league; there

Community Calendar Today 8 a.m. • Alcoholics Anonymous As Bill Sees It Group, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway Unit 71 (Old Carrs Mall). Call 398-9440. 10:30 a.m. • Pre-School Storytime at the Soldotna Public Library. Call 2624227. 11 a.m. • Redoubt Homemakers at Nikiski Fire Station No. 1. • Wee Read at the Kenai Community Library Noon • Alcoholics Anonymous re-

covery group at 11312 Kenai Spur Highway Suite 71 in the old Carrs Mall in Kenai. Call 262-1917. 4 p.m. • Build It Workshop at the Kenai Community Library. 5:30 p.m. • Weight loss and health support group, Christ Lutheran Church. Call 362-1340. 7 p.m. • Card games, Funny River Community Center. • Narcotics Anonymous sup-





Applications are being accepted for Camp-Mend-A-Heart, a free bereavement day camp for kids ages 6-17 providing an enjoyable, acceptable and supportive environment where kids can freely express their feelings about the death of a loved one under the guidance of Hospice staff and volunteers. Camp dates are Aug. 11-13 at Solid Rock Bible Camp near Soldotna. For more information, visit the Hospice office, 35911 Kenai Spur Highway, No. 9, Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., email, or call 907-262-0453.

Kenai River rugby club seeking recruits Anyone interested in playing an exciting team sport this summer is invited to join the Kenai River Wolfpack rugby club for practice on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Frontage Road fields in Kenai (on the bluff, behind the Backdoor Lounge). No experience is necessary. Practices will cover the basics of the game for beginners with light contact ruck and maul drills as the team prepares for summer tournaments in Anchorage. The Wolfpack will host the Dipnet Fest Tournament July 12 in Kenai. New members are encouraged to bring cleats and a mouthguard for practices. For more information contact Fred Koski at 3986989 or

Tri the Kenai rescheduled for Sept. 7 The Tri the Kenai triathlon has been rescheduled for Sept. 7. Registration for the new date will be open until Sept. 2. The triathlon, staged at Skyview High School, includes a sprint triathlon (500-yard pool swim, 10-mile road bicycle ride, 5-kilometer trail run) and, new this year, an intermediate length triathlon (1,000-yard pool swim, 20-mile bike, 10-kilometer trail run). Also on tap is a kids triathlon for ages 6-14 (100yard swim, 4-kilometer trail bike, 3-kilometer run). The sprint triathlon and kids triathlon are open to relay teams. Timing this year will be done with a chip-based system. Adult registration is $85. Team registration is $175. Youth registration is $25; youth team registration is $70. The charity focus for this year’s event is Hospice of the Central Peninsula. For more information or to register, go to www.trithekenai. com. Submit announcements to

port group “Clean Machine” at Central Peninsula Hospital’s Redoubt Room, 250 Hospital Place, Soldotna. Call 907-3359456. • Alcoholics Anonymous “Into Action” group, 12X12 study meeting, 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.

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Thank you for not voting Please stay home on August 19. On







October 7, go hiking. When November 4 rolls around, watch a movie. If fewer people vote, each vote matters more. We don’t think you need help to stay away from the polls — only 19.1 percent of registered Juneau voters showed up to last year’s municipal election — but just in case, stay home next election day. It’s more important than ever that you do so, because this year you have the potential to turn not just Juneau or Alaska, but the entire United States. You see, the U.S. Senate is pretty closely divided. There are 53 Democrats, 45 Republicans and two independents, both of whom side with Democrats on most issues. This fall, 36 of those Senate seats are up for election. Twelve of those seats are going to go to Democratic candidates; 16 are going to Republicans (barring something happening to completely throw off the math, of course.) Now, if you’ve followed our addition, that leaves eight seats that could go either way. Of those eight, four — Louisiana, Georgia, Arkansas and Kentucky — are leaning Republican. The remaining four — North Carolina, Iowa, Colorado and us here — are pretty much a coin flip at this point. Campaigns and the candidates will decide those four races, and those four races may decide control of the Senate. With the House of Representatives firmly in control of the Republican Party, control of the Senate will decide control of Congress. That makes Alaska’s voters the most important in the nation. What about North Carolina, Iowa and Colorado? Those states have a lot more people than Alaska does. North Carolina has more than 6.5 million registered voters. Iowa has more than 2.1 million. Colorado has more than 3.5 million. In comparison, Alaska has fewer than 490,000 registered voters — and most of them don’t vote. In the 2012 general election, fewer than 302,000 Alaskans went to the polls. That was a presidential election year, which typically increases turnout. This year, there’s no presidential ballot, which means turnout may drop. We’ll connect the dots for you: Fewer than 302,000 Alaskans may decide control of the U.S. Congress. Just this week, New York Times writer Nate Cohn did the math and discovered that the nation’s 50 million Hispanic voters will have less influence on this year’s federal elections than the 63,700 registered Alaska Native voters in the Last Frontier. That’s why it’s so important that you stay home on Election Day. Those of us who vote understand the power we wield, and we don’t want you mucking up the whole process. Fortunately, you don’t have much time to realize your mistake. July 20 is the last day you can register to vote in the August 19 primary. Given your habit of waiting to the last minute, you’ll probably forget this deadline. Despite our best efforts, some of you have realized the power you hold. At Celebration, we saw a wellorganized Native voting registration campaign. Earlier this week, we published a story on a group of Juneau residents who are organizing a voter registration drive. They don’t care who you vote for — just that you vote. We’d prefer you didn’t vote. After all, we like being in the driver’s seat for the United States, and we’d like to keep it that way. — Juneau Empire, June 20

The ties that unbind us

That recent Pew Research Center poll is pretty jarring. We are so politically polarized in this country that nearly one in three “consistently conservative” Americans would be upset if one of his or her children wed a Democrat. For the “consistently liberal” respondents, it was nearly one in four for the opposite wedding. Imagine the new remake of “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.” How many would be protesting they weren’t really closed-minded, saying, “Some of my best friends are (right wingers/left wingers), but would you want your daughter to marry one?” And here’s a tough question for those on the right: Would you be against your kid tying the knot with a Democrat more than if he or she married a Republican of the same sex? Pew documents that large segments of our population have become so rigid in their beliefs that they prefer being exclusively with their own ideological kind. By the way, 49 percent of all Americans say they’d be distressed if the new in-law was an atheist. Maybe that’s because a church ceremony probably would be out of the question. Sadly, the idea that we’re all in this together is dissolving. Usually, we’re not; the very political process that’s supposed to bind us together is driving us apart. We’ve drifted from the “one nation, indivisible” promise to a country that is very divided.

Letters to the Editor Memorial imagery shouldn’t be an issue Regarding the Veterans Memorial at Leif Hansen Memorial Park, why does it matter about the design of this memorial? Has anyone even thought that the cemetery is taken care of by the city and all the military graves have white crosses on them? Are you saying that these should be removed also? Let’s get real. It is ridiculous to even make this an issue and shame on those who spoke up against a reverence to our military. May God bless those who have served for our freedom and just let them rest in peace with the remembrance of this monument. Ann Marie Lee Nikiski

Cross has deep meaning for veteran I would like to thank the Kenai City Council for keeping the Veteran’s Memorial the way it was designed. As for the cross controversy, I am a Vietnam veteran and also a Christian. When I see a cross, whether on a memorial or a tombstone, it simply means to me that someone has died, and it has no religious connotation. To those who are offended by the cross, I perceive that you attach some spiritual


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Wall Street Journal poll shows 54 percent questioning President Barack Obama’s very leadership ability. Perhaps he can take solace in the fact that Gallup shows that only 46 percent have confidence in the Supreme Court. As usual, approval of Congress is infinitesimal, usually around 10 percent. There’s not much to pull us together. Those of us in media certainly aren’t helping. Far too many have abandoned the tradition of nonalignment and staked our professional fortunes to one side or the other. The result is that most Americans get a slanted view of any issue, as they gravitate to the reporters and commentators who reinforce their predispositions. Management has decided that this approach is the new way to attract viewers. Maybe the new Gallup poll will be food for thought. It shows confidence in media also in the toilet, with TV news swirling around a new low of 14 percent. The Founding Fathers envisioned a land bound by common principles, where we would argue issues with respect, but debate has been replaced by baiting, and no one listens to anything but his or her own voice. Sadly, the name of our country is becoming obsolete. More and more we are no longer the United States. Bob Franken is a longtime broadcast journalist, including 20 years at CNN.

‘Alaska’s Agreement’ is not going to fix the issue of campaign finance reform. Its hard to fix a broken system, since the outcome of Citizens United corporations have been allowed to spend unlimited amounts of money on campaigns. Campaign spending has reached an all time high, the top 32 Super PAC donors in the 2012 election gave as much as President Obama and Mitt Romney raised from all of their small donors combined — that’s at least 3.7 million people giving less than $200 whose voices were overpowered by just 32 megadonors. Unaccountable special interest groups have had too much of an influence over our elections by virtue of the money that they can spend. Campaign finance reform is important, in order to restrict campaign spending in elections. As bad as the problem has been historically, the new rules post-Citizens United has only made things worse, with often-unknown spenders breaking records every election cycle — 2014 is expected to be no exception. While winning a constitutional amendment to reclaim our democracy for ordinary citizens won’t be easy, it’s a fight worth having. And with 16 states and over 500 communities across the country already on record calling for an amendment, the momentum for victory is building. The Senate Amendment would fix should answer to their constituents not to big money in elections the Super PACs and megadonors. In response to “What others say: ‘Alaska Leslie Card Agreement’ good theory, flawed practice,” U.S Public Interest Research Group (Clarion, June 17), it is certainly true that Washington, D.C. connection implying that it is a symbol of the cross of Jesus. If it offends you, then you have neglected to understand and accept the significance of that cross, which is that Jesus died on it to forgive you of your sins. Do you really think that by erasing all symbols of the cross that you will erase the great gift that Jesus gave to all of mankind? Or do you think that by eliminating the cross you will escape the judgement waiting for those who despise the cross and are offended by it? If you see the religious implications in all images of the cross, I’m sorry for you, because you must be constantly offended by power poles with cross-bars. You are entitled to your opinion, but it is just that — an opinion. Others do not see things the way you do. Please do not try to take away a memorial that means a tremendous amount to those of us who have lost comrades fighting for the freedoms that you take for granted. If you are offended by our expression of thanks for those who gave their all for their country, then don’t look at it. It obviously has no significance to you anyway. Ken Covey Kasilof

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Our flag is one of the few places where red and blue get together. There seems to be little common purpose. Partisan disputes defy resolution. If anyone dares to flirt with compromise, he is treated Bob Franken within his camp, on both the right and left sides of the barrier, as if he has committed a crime against nature and is literally shunned, tossed out of the community. It’s a ritual we call the primary. Who benefits from this? Certainly those who get rich and stay rich by gaming the system do. If the bulk of us spend our time refusing to even deal with each other, then nothing can get done, obvious inequities and abuses are unchallenged, and those who benefit continue to while everyone else gets hosed. It’s classic “divide and conquer,” and it explains why certain mega-wealthy individuals, like the infamous Koch brothers, spray a little of their wealth on efforts to exploit ignorance, inflame cultural passions, inhibit reform and make sure that, as a result, nothing stands between them and their greed. A result is an erosion of trust in all our institutions. On both sides of our divide there is a corrosive belief that the U.S. is on a downward slide. The latest NBC News-










Peninsula Clarion, Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The following judgments were recently handed down in District Court in Kenai:





n Richard L. Gage, 53, of Clam Gulch, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, suspended, revoked or limited, committed Nov. 15. He was sentenced to 40 days in jail with 30 days suspended, fined a $50 court urcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, had his license revoked for 90 days and placed on probation for one year. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n Jodi J. Hall, 45, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed July 20. She was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 160 days suspended, fined $6,000 with $3,000 suspended, a $75 court surcharge, $1,467 cost of imprisonment and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had her license revoked for one year, ordered ignition interlock for 12 months, ordered not to possess or consume alcohol for three years, forfeited items seized and placed on probation for three years. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n Kathryn R. Hanifin, 24, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of fifthdegree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Feb. 8. She was sentenced to 320 days in jail with 300 days suspended, may perform 160 hours of community work service in lieu of jail time, was fined $1,000 with $500 suspended, a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, forfeited all items seized and placed on probation for three years. n Jessup D. Hawkins, 18, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of third-degree theft, committed Jan. 17. He was sentenced to 120 days in jail with 110 days suspended, may perform 80 hours of community work service in lieu of jail time, was fined $2,000 with $1,000 suspended, a $50 court surcharge with $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, ordered to have no contact with two specifically named individuals, ordered not to return to Computer Renaissance or any pawn shop and was placed on probation for three years. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n Andre J. Heinz, 21, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to sixthdegree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed April 25. Imposition of sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation for one year, fined a $50 court surcharge, ordered to complete 24 hours of community work service and forfeited items seized. n Joann Miranda Jean A. Hyder, 22, address unknown, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Oct. 10. She was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 87 days suspended, fined $3,000 with $1,500 suspended, a $75 court surcharge, $330 cost of imprisonment and

Court reports a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had her license revoked for 90 days, ordered ignition interlock for six months and placed on probation for one year. n Casey D. Johnson, 18, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of third-degree theft, committed Jan. 17. He was sentenced to 120 days in jail with 110 days suspended, may perform 80 hours of community work service in lieu of jail time, was fined $2,000 with $1,000 suspended, a $50 court surcharge and a $100 suspended jail surcharge, is trespassed from Computer Renaissance and ordered not to enter any pawn shops, ordered to have no contact with two specifically named individuals and placed on probation for three years. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n A jury found Duane E. Lukawesky, 44, of Branford, Connecticut, guilty of driving under the influence, committed June 9, 2011. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail with 57 days suspended, fined $4,000 with $2,000 suspended, a $75 court surcharge, $330 cost of imprisonment and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had his license revoked for 90 days, ordered ignition interlock for six months and placed on probation for one year. n Martin Maal, 40, of Sterling, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second-degree harassment, committed Jan. 24. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 80 days suspended, fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete an anger management program and placed on probation for one year. n Susan L. Madsen, 30, of Sterling, pleaded guilty to third-degree theft, committed April 1. She was sentenced to 30 days in jail with 25 days suspended, may perform 40 hours of community work service in lieu of jail time, was fined $500 with $250 suspended and a $50 court surcharge, forfeited items seized, ordered to pay restitution, ordered to have no contact

with Chez Moi or a specifically named individual and was placed on probation for one year. n Rita McCurdy, 63, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to reckless driving, committed April 3, 2012. She was sentenced to 60 days in jail with 55 days suspended, may perform 40 hours of community work service in lieu of jail time, was fined $500 with $250 suspended, a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, had her license revoked for 30 days and placed on probation for one year. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n A jury found Michael P. McLeod, 42, of Soldotna, guilty of driving under the influence, committed Sept. 28, 2011. He was sentenced to 20 days in jail with 17 days suspended, fined $1,500, a $75 court surcharge, $330 cost of imprisonment and a $150 jail surcharge wit $100 suspended, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had his license revoked for 90 days, ordered ignition interlock for six months and placed on probation for one year. n April Dawn Morehart, 39, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to permitting an unauthorized person to drive, committed April 28. She was fined $150, a $50 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge and placed on probation for one year. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n Adella Akkeruk Mullan, 73, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, suspended, revoked or limited, committed May. 30. She was sentenced to 20 days in jail with 10 days suspended, fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, had her license revoked for 90 days and placed on probation for one year. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n Anna Rae Nisler, 19, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of negligent driving, committed March 8. She was fined $300 and a $10 court surcharge, agree she is 100% responsible for accident and ordered to pay restitution. n Nathan T. Oberts, 35, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree assault, committed June 3. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with

85 days suspended, fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment and a domestic violence intervention program and was placed on probation for one year. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n Allen L. Peterson, Jr., 44, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault, committed Nov. 15. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 150 days suspended, fined a $50 court surcharge with a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete counseling and recommended treatment with quarterly compliance reports to the court and was placed on probation for two years. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n Anthony J. Quelland, 27, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed April 20. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 87 days suspended, fined $2,000 with $500 suspended, a $75 court urcharge, $330 cost of imprisonment and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had his license revoked for 90 days, ordered ignition interlock for six months and placed on probation for one year. n Katrina Delilah Renn, 29, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to violating a domestic violence protective order, committed May 10. She was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 85 days suspended, may perform 40 hours of community work service in lieu of jail time, was fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with a specifically named individual and placed on probation for one year. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n Amanda Lee Richmond, 33, of Sterling, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, suspended, revoked or limited, committed June 6. She was sentenced to 20 days in jail with 10 days suspended, fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, had her license revoked for 90 days and placed on probation for one year.






Fairbanks tutor indicted on more charges FAIRBANKS — Additional charges have been filed against a public school tutor and correspondence school teacher previously charged with sexual abuse of a student. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports 34-year-old Claude Fowlkes is charged with abusing a second teenager. A grand jury Friday indicted Fowlkes on three felony counts. Fowlkes has been jailed since March. The Hutchison High School tutor and correspondence teacher was previously charged with six counts of sexual abuse of a minor. He has denied the charges. Prosecutors say the new charges stem from incidents in September and October 2010. Fowlkes in 2010 worked at Tanana Middle School in Fairbanks. Charging documents in the new case do not indicate whether the second possible victim was a student.

Man turns himself in on warrants ANCHORAGE — Acting courteous, even when arresting someone, has paid dividends for the Alaska State Troopers. KTVA reports a 49-year-old Anchorage man wanted on several felony warrants decided to turn himself in to troopers Friday after watching an episode of the reality show “Alaska State Troopers” on the National Geographic Channel. Brian John Fahey approached two troopers in the parking lot of the Anchorage headquarters late Friday afternoon. According to troopers, Fahey said he believed they “were more professional and courteous to the people they arrested than other law enforcement personnel he had dealt with.” Fahey has outstanding warrants for felony escape from an Anchorage halfway house and for failure to appear on original counts, including forgery and theft. He’s being held on $20,000 bail ahead of an arraignment later Monday.

Fugitive found in North Pole apartment FAIRBANKS — A man who escaped custody in a Fairbanks police car despite being handcuffed has been apprehended. Julius “JT” Chambers was arrested Saturday with help from federal marshals after four days on the lam, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. Chambers was arrested at an apartment in North Pole. He was found hiding under a futon and a pile of clothes, police said. Police on June 17 responded to a report of criminal trespassing in south Fairbanks and found Chambers. Officers learned an arrest warrant had been issued for him. Police said Chambers gave them a false name and resisted arrest. He was handcuffed but managed to drive off in a patrol car. Police warned that Chambers was known to carry a gun and could be dangerous. The manhunt led officers Saturday to an eight-unit apartment building in North Pole. Officers cleared other apartments of residents, and police contacted the people in the apartment where they suspected Chambers was hiding. Three people inside initially denied Chambers was there, but after several minutes of talking to officers, the three acknowledged he was inside and armed, police said. Police entered the apartment with a police dog and found Chambers. He struggled briefly but was arrested without trouble, police said. He remained jailed Monday without bail at Fairbanks Correctional Center. The person who harbored Chambers could face charges, police said. — The Associated Press

A-6 Peninsula Clarion, Wednesday, June 25, 2014





Nation IRS didn’t follow law with emails

Around the World Experts expose wide spying abilities of law enforcement hackers


LONDON — Law enforcement agencies across the globe are taking a page out of the hacker’s handbook, using targets’ own phones and computers to spy on them with methods traditionally associated with cybercriminals, two computer security groups said Tuesday. Drawing on a cache of leaked documents and months of forensic work, two reports about the private Italian firm Hacking Team expose a global network of malicious software implants operated by police and spy agencies in dozens of countries. “This in many ways is the police surveillance of the now and the future,” said Morgan Marquis-Boire, a security researcher with Citizen Lab and a lead author of one of the reports. “What we need to actually decide how we’re comfortable with it being used and under what circumstances.” Citizen Lab’s work, paired with a report published simultaneously by Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, helps complete the picture of state-sanctioned surveillance sketched by Edward Snowden’s sensational revelations about the National Security Agency and its international allies.

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service did not follow the law when it failed to report the loss of records belonging to a senior IRS executive, the nation’s top archivist told Congress on Tuesday, in the latest development in the congressional probe of the agency’s targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status. In June 2011, IRS executive Lois Lerner’s computer crashed, resulting in the loss of records that are sought in investigations into the agency’s actions. At the time, the agency tried to recover Lerner’s records, but with no success. When it was determined later in the summer of 2011 that the records on the hard drive were gone forever, the IRS should have notified the National Archives and Records Administration, U.S. Archivist David

Nothing worries Wall Street these days, and that’s worrying. ‘It’s quiet ... eerily quiet.’ NEW YORK — Is the lack of fear on Wall Street something to fear? Sunni extremists are inching closer to Baghdad. A housing bubble in China is deflating. Russia is massing troops near the Ukrainian border again. Military forces in Egypt and Thailand have staged coups. In a world suddenly more dangerous, you’d think fund managers and traders would be selling and buying and selling again in a frenzy of second-guessing. Instead, they’re the picture of calm and contentment. People are trading 38 percent less each day than they did four years ago. Prices of bonds and stocks are barely moving day by day. For 46 days in a row the Standard and Poor’s 500 index has risen or fallen by less than 1 percent, a state of serenity unmatched since 1995. Then, last Wednesday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told investors the U.S. economic recovery was on track, and things got really dull. A gauge of expected swings in stock prices, known as the “fear index” among traders, sunk to lows not seen since 2007, when stocks began a 2 ½ year plunge. Which helps explain why the calm may not last: The lack of fear is spooking some people.

Mexico arrests leader of Tijuana drug cartel MEXICO CITY — The head of the once-mighty Tijuanabased Arellano Felix drug cartel was arrested while watching Mexico’s soccer team play in the World Cup, a top Mexican federal official said Tuesday. Federal police chief Monte Alejandro Rubido said Fernando Sanchez Arellano was detained in the border city of Tijuana on Monday and was expected to be brought to Mexico City sometime Tuesday. Sanchez Arellano had $100,000 in cash when he was arrested, Rubido said at a news briefing at which he didn’t take questions. Journalists were shown photographs of Sanchez Arellano in a green soccer jersey and with his cheeks painted with green, white and red, the colors of the Mexican flag. Sanchez Arellano inherited leadership of the Arellano Felix cartel from his uncle, Javier Arellano Felix, who was arrested by the U.S. Coast Guard in international waters off Mexico’s Baja California in 2006. The uncle later was sentenced in San Diego to 40 years in federal prison.

‘Listen, I grew up in a bar. This doesn’t pass the straightface test.’ — House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. Ferriero told members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. But Ferriero learned of the lost records on June 13 when the IRS notified Congress. “Any agency is required to notify us when they realize they have a problem,” Ferriero said. Lerner is at the center of the controversy and has refused to answer questions from Congress, citing her Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate herself. In May, the House voted to hold Lerner in contempt of Congress. She retired from

the IRS last fall after having been placed on paid leave. In an effort to determine whether the Obama administration had any knowledge or involvement in the activities of the IRS division that reviews applications for tax-exempt status, lawmakers have sought and received thousands of IRS records — none of which has implicated the White House in the controversy. But when it was revealed that some of the emails sought were unrecoverable, Republicans questioned the timing of the hard drive crash, suggesting key records related to the investigation have conveniently gone missing. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has said that he has seen no evidence anyone committed a crime when the agency lost emails. Pressed by a congressman Tuesday, Ferriero would not state that the IRS broke the law. He would only say that the agency

didn’t “follow” the law, referring to the Federal Records Act. In a rare evening hearing before the same committee on Monday, Koskinen said there was no evidence that Lerner intentionally destroyed the missing emails. To the contrary, he said, the IRS went to great lengths trying to retrieve lost documents on Lerner’s computer, even sending it to the agency’s forensic lab. Republicans have said the Obama administration has not been cooperative with Congress’ investigation. “They’ve not only not fully cooperated, they haven’t done a damn thing to help us get to the truth of what really happened,” said House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. “Lois Lerner refuses to tell us the truth, and then all of sudden, ‘Oh my goodness, we lose two years’ worth emails.’ Listen, I grew up in a bar. This doesn’t pass the straight-face test.”

US forces to assess Iraq troops BY LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Nearly half of the roughly 300 U.S. military advisers and special operations forces expected to go to Iraq are now in Baghdad and have begun to assess Iraqi forces in the fight against Sunni militants, the Pentagon said Tuesday as the U.S. ramped up aid to the besieged country. Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters the troops there included two teams of special forces and about 90 advisers, intelligence analysts, commandos and some other support personnel needed to set up a joint operations center in Baghdad. Another four teams of special forces would arrive in the next few days, Kirby said. Those troops, added to the

­— The Associated Press





approximately 360 other U.S. forces that are in and around the embassy in Baghdad to perform security, would bring the total U.S military presence in Iraq to about 560. Kirby also said the U.S. was conducting up to 35 surveillance missions over Iraq daily to provide intelligence on the situation on the ground as Iraqi troops battle the aggressive and fast-moving insurgency. President Barack Obama last week announced he would send as many as 300 advisers into Iraq to assess and advise Iraqi security forces. Part of that plan involved setting up two joint operating centers — one in Baghdad and the other in northern Iraq, where a lot of the fighting has taken place. The teams, largely made up of Army Green Berets, will

evaluate the readiness of the Iraqi troops and their senior headquarters commanders in an effort to determine how best the U.S. can bolster the security force and where other additional advisers might be needed. Kirby said the initial assessments from the teams could be completed in the next two weeks to three weeks, but he said there was no timeline for how long the

troops would be in Iraq. “I don’t have a fixed date for you as a deadline or an end date, but it’s very clear this will be a limited, short-term mission,” he said. He said the insurgency was well organized and aided by foreign fighters and Sunni sympathizers in the country.









Peninsula Clarion, Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Pastor defrocked over gay wedding is reinstated By MARYCLAIRE DALE and MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA A Pennsylvania pastor who broke church law by presiding over his son’s same-sex wedding ceremony and then became an outspoken activist for gay rights can return to the pulpit after a United Methodist Church appeals panel on Tuesday overturned a decision to defrock him. The nine-person panel ordered the church to restore Frank Schaefer’s pastoral credentials, saying the jury that convicted him last year erred when fashioning his punishment. “I’ve devoted my life to this church, to serving this church, and to be restored and to be able to call myself a reverend again and to speak with this voice means so much to me,” an exultant Schaefer told The Asso-

ciated Press, adding he intends to work for gay rights “with an even stronger voice from within the United Methodist Church.” The church suspended Schaefer, of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, for officiating his son’s 2007 wedding, then defrocked him when he refused to promise to uphold the Methodist law book “in its entirety,” including its ban on clergy performing same-sex marriages. Schaefer appealed, arguing the decision was wrong because it was based on an assumption he would break church law in the future. The appeals panel, which met in Linthicum, Maryland, last week to hear the case, upheld a 30-day suspension that Schaefer has already served and said he should get back pay dating to when the suspension ended in December. Bishop Peggy Johnson of

‘The church is changing and that is good news for everybody.’ — Frank Schaefer the church’s eastern Pennsylvania conference said Tuesday she will abide by the panel’s decision and return him to active service. The ruling can be appealed to the Methodist church’s highest court. The pastor who prosecuted Schaefer, the Rev. Christopher Fisher, said he has not made a decision about an appeal. “I’m still in prayerful consideration about that,” said Fisher, calling Tuesday’s decision “not entirely unexpected.” At a news conference in Philadelphia, Schaefer said he expects to take a job with the Methodist

church in California, a liberal bastion where there is presumably little chance he would be punished for defying church doctrine on homosexuality. The issue of gay marriage has long roiled the United Methodist Church, the nation’s second-largest Protestant denomination. Hundreds of Methodist ministers have publicly rejected church policies that allow gay members but ban “self-avowed practicing homosexuals” from becoming clergy and forbid ministers from performing same-sex marriages. Traditionalists say clergy have no right to break church

law just because they disagree with it. Some conservative pastors are calling for a breakup of the denomination, which has 12 million members worldwide, saying the split over gay marriage is irreconcilable. Schaefer said Tuesday’s decision “signals a major change within the United Methodist Church, for sure.” The appeals panel, however, suggested it was not making a broader statement about the church’s position on homosexuality but based its decision solely on the facts of Schaefer’s case. The jury’s punishment was illegal under church law, the appeals panel concluded, writing in its decision that “revoking his credentials cannot be squared with the well-established principle that our clergy can only be punished for what they have been convicted of doing in the past, not for what they may or

may not do in the future.” The decision also noted that Schaefer’s son had asked him to perform the wedding; that the ceremony was small and private, held not in a Methodist church but in a Massachusetts restaurant; and that Schaefer did not publicize the wedding until a member of his congregation learned of it and filed the complaint in April 2013. “The committee notes that, in another case involving different facts, a majority of its members might well have concluded that a different penalty better serves the cause of achieving a just resolution,” the panel said, adding that some of its members wanted a longer suspension for Schaefer. Schaefer, 52, said he expects the decision to stand. “The church is changing,” he said, “and that is good news for everybody.”

Veterans Cochran and Rangel struggle for political survival By DONNA CASSATA and EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Veteran lawmakers in peril, Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi and Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel of New York struggled against younger challengers on Tuesday, hoping their seniority and Washington clout could win over voters at home in elections churned by race. In a last-ditch effort, six-term Sen. Cochran reached out to traditionally Democratic voters — blacks and union members — in his underdog candidacy against tea party-backed state Sen. Chris McDaniel in a GOP primary runoff. Voters who cast ballots in the June 3 Democratic primary were barred from participating. The Mississippi contest that threatened to cast aside the 76-year-old Cochran was the marquee race on a busy June primary day that included New C




York, Oklahoma, Colorado, Maryland and Utah. Also, voters in a solidly Republican district on Florida’s Gulf Coast were choosing a replacement for former Rep. Trey Radel, who resigned in January after pleading guilty to cocaine possession. In New York’s Harlem and upper Manhattan, the 84-yearold Rangel, a 22-term congressman and the third-most-senior member of the House, faced a rematch against state Sen. Adriano Espaillat, bidding to become the first Dominican-American member of Congress. Rangel, one of the founders of the Congressional Black Caucus, drew criticism last month when he dismissed the 59-year-old Espaillat as a candidate whose only accomplishment was to be a Dominican in a majority Latino district. Two years ago, Rangel prevailed in the primary by fewer than 1,100 votes. Despite Congress’ abysmal public approval ratings, incum-

bents have largely prevailed midway through the primary season — with two notable exceptions. Little-known college professor Dave Brat knocked out House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Virginia’s Republican primary this month, and Republican Rep. Ralph Hall, 91, lost in a Texas runoff to a younger Republican. McDaniel declared as he voted Tuesday, “We are here, we’re going to fight for our belief system no matter what, and we’re going to reclaim Washington, D.C., one race at a time.” Cochran and his allies, including former Gov. Haley Barbour, highlighted his decades on the Appropriations Committee and his work directing billions in federal dollars to his home state, one of the poorest in the nation. That resonated with Jeanette Tibbetts, a 73-year-old retiree. “I’m a ninth-generation Mississippian. ... How can you live

in south Mississippi and not see Thad’s evidence?” asked Tibbetts, who voted in Hattiesburg on Tuesday. Stanley D. Johnson, 55, of Byram, a family and marriage counselor who served 25 years in the Air Force, said he voted for Cochran “because he’s not a tea party member.” “They don’t appear to be very inclusive of minorities,” said Johnson, who is black and described himself as politically conservative. The Cochran appeal to nonRepublicans infuriated McDaniel and prompted tea partyers — as well as the NAACP and the Justice Department — to keep tabs on who was voting in Mississippi. State officials also were observing the voting. Officials said more absentee ballots had been requested for Tuesday’s elections than the June 3 first round of voting, suggesting turnout might be heavier thanks to outside groups’ efforts

to motivate allies. McDaniel finished first in that round, but he was short of the majority needed for nomination. Outside groups, from tea party organizations to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, have spent some $12 million on the race. Former Green Bay Packers quarterback — and Gulfport, Mississippi, native — Brett Favre called the 76-year-old Cochran a “proven and respected leader” in one Chamber ad. McDaniel, 41, an attorney and former radio host, has the strong backing of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and the tea party movement, which sees his political approach as a change from a Washington status quo of mainstream conservatives willing to compromise. Kellie Phipps, a 42-yearold public school teacher from Taylorsville, voted for McDaniel. “I think we need some new blood,” Phipps said.

In the campaign, McDaniel has had to distance himself from past controversial remarks that he uttered about Hispanics and blacks on his radio broadcast. The runoff winner will face Democrat Travis Childers, a former congressman, in the heavily Republican state. The Mississippi runoff is one of several internecine GOP contests. In Oklahoma’s Senate primary, two-term Rep. James Lankford, a member of the House Republican leadership, was battling T.W. Shannon, who was the state’s first black House speaker and is a member of the Chickasaw Nation. National tea party groups and the Senate Conservatives Fund have backed Shannon, who also has the support of Palin and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. The winner in solidly Republican Oklahoma will replace Sen. Tom Coburn, who is retiring with two years left in his term.

Judge: No-fly list violated constitutional rights of 13 people BY NIGEL DUARA Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. — The U.S. government deprived 13 people on its no-fly list of their constitutional right to travel and gave them no adequate way to challenge their placement on the list, a federal judge said Tuesday in the nation’s first ruling finding the no-fly list redress procedures unconstitutional. U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown’s decision says the procedures lack a meaningful mechanism for people to challenge their placement on the list. Thirteen people challenged their placement on the list in 2010, including four military veterans. Initially, Brown said she couldn’t rule on the case. In 2012, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed that decision and sent the case back to her. Brown said placement on the no-fly list turns routine travel into an “odyssey,” and some of those on the list have been subjected to detention and interrogation by foreign authorities. Brown had expressed skepticism at the government’s arguments in several court hearings in 2013 and earlier this year. U.S. government attorneys cau-

tioned the judge not to engage in “policymaking” were she to rule against them. The ruling shows Brown heeded that caution. She did not create a new procedure for those on the list to challenge their placement. Instead, Brown said the Department of Homeland Security needs to find a way to disclose to those on the list the unclassified information used to place them there.

Since much of what is used for placement is classified, Brown said the government should provide people on the list the nature and extent of the classified information, the type of threat they pose to national security, and the ways in which they can respond to the charges. The process “does not provide a meaningful mechanism for travelers who have been

denied boarding to correct erroneous information in the government’s terrorism databases,” Brown ruled. In January, a California woman successfully challenged her placement on the list, but





the ruling did not address the broader constitutional implications. U.S. Justice Department spokeswoman Dena Iverson said government attorneys were reviewing the decision

and would have no comment Tuesday. American Civil Liberties Union attorney Hina Shamsi said: “This should serve as wakeup call to the government.”

A-8 Peninsula Clarion, Wednesday, June 25, 2014






Ukraine’s cease-fire jeopardized by attack By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press

MOSCOW — The shaky cease-fire in Ukraine was thrown into peril Tuesday when pro-Moscow separatists shot down a Ukrainian military helicopter, killing nine servicemen. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko warned he may end the weeklong truce ahead of time. The deadly attack came a day after the rebels vowed to respect the cease-fire, which began last Friday. Russian President Vladimir Putin, meanwhile, played the peacemaker, urging Ukraine to extend the truce and sit down for talks with the rebels. He also moved to rescind a parliamentary resolution authorizing him to use the Russian military in Ukraine. Poroshenko declared the cease-fire as part of a plan to end two months of fighting be-

tween government troops and pro-Russian insurgents in the east. The violence, which erupted after the Kremlin’s lightning annexation of Crimea in March, has left hundreds dead. The cease-fire has been repeatedly broken by sporadic clashes, and it was violated again Tuesday when rebels used a shoulder-fired missile to down a helicopter in Slovyansk, a key flashpoint in the insurgency. Poroshenko said in a statement that the insurgents had fired on Ukrainian positions 35 times since the cease-fire was announced, and he instructed Ukrainian soldiers to fire back “without hesitation” if attacked. “The president doesn’t exclude that the cease-fire could be lifted ahead of time, taking into account its constant violation by the rebels controlled from abroad,” Poroshenko’s office said. It added that Poroshenko ex-

‘We hope that the cease-fire will be extended and it will be used for substantive talks.’ — Russian President Vladimir Putin pects that his phone call, set for Wednesday, with Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande would lead to “practical steps by Russia to disarm and recall mercenaries from Ukraine and ensure the reliable protection of the border.” The U.S. and NATO have accused Russia of supporting the rebellion in the east with troops and weapons. Moscow has denied that, saying Russian citizens who joined the insurgents were acting on their own. During a trip Tuesday to Vienna, Putin employed a combination of pressure and goodwill

intended to protect Moscow’s interests without triggering heavier Western sanctions, which are likely to be a topic of discussion during a European Union summit on Friday. Putin said that the Ukrainian demand that the insurgents lay down their weapons within a week was unrealistic, explaining that they would be reluctant to disarm for fear of government reprisals. He called for a longer truce to be accompanied by peace talks, arguing that they should lead to constitutional amendments and other legal changes that would protect the rights of Russian-speakers in

the east. “We hope that the cease-fire will be extended and it will be used for substantive talks,” Putin said. Speaking shortly after the helicopter was shot down, Putin blamed Ukrainian forces for breaking the cease-fire on Tuesday by launching an airborne raid in Slovyansk. He did not mention the downing of the helicopter. Earlier Tuesday, the Russian president asked parliament to cancel a March 1 resolution sanctioning the use of military force in Ukraine, a move Poroshenko praised as a “practical step” toward peace. The pliant upper house is expected to rubber-stamp the move Wednesday. Putin said he took the step to “help create conditions for the peace process,” but added that Russia will continue to protect the rights of Russian-speakers in Ukraine.

“I hope that armed forces will not be needed for that,” he said. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the U.S. is “reserving judgment” about Putin’s latest moves, saying that “it’s actions, not just words, that will be critical.” Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, demanded that Putin take action to de-escalate tensions. She cited recent “contradictory behavior” by Russia, including the return of a significant number of troops to the border, the increased flow of weapons and military equipment to the separatists, and Putin’s decision to put combat forces on alert. “We have urged Russia to be part of the political solution to the crisis in Ukraine,” Power said. “But if it persists with the same escalatory tactics, it must face additional costs.”

Kurdish leader warns Kerry of ‘new reality’ in Iraq By LARA JAKES and HAMZA HENDAW Associated Press

IRBIL, Iraq — Iraq’s top Kurdish leader warned visiting Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday that a rapid Sunni insurgent advance has already created “a new reality and a new Iraq,” signaling that the U.S. faces major difficulties in its efforts to promote unity among the country’s divided factions. The U.N., meanwhile, said more than 1,000 people, most civilians, have been killed in Iraq so far this month, the highest death toll since the U.S. military withdrew from the country in December 2011. Massoud Barzani, whose powerful minority bloc has long functioned as kingmaker in Iraqi politics, did not directly mention Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who is facing the strongest challenge to his rule since he assumed power in 2006. But al-Maliki has made little effort beyond rhetoric to win the trust of his critics, who are led by disaffected Sunnis, Kurds and even several former Shiite allies. Instead the Kurds have deployed their own well-trained security forces known as peshmerga and seized long-coveted ground of their own in the name of defending it from the al-Qaida breakaway group and other Sunni insurgents who have swept through the north. The Kurds are unlikely to give up that territory, including the disputed oil-rich city of Kirkuk, regardless of the status of the fighting. Al-Maliki, meanwhile, has been entirely focused on the security situation, spending hours each day in the main military command center, rather than politics, officials close to his inner circle say, speaking on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to release such details. Despite the attention, Iraq’s mainly Shiite security forces have failed to wage any successful counteroffensives against the insurgents. A weeklong fight for control of Iraq’s largest oil refinery stretched continued Tuesday with helicopter gunships attacking what appeared to be formations of Sunni militants preparing for another assault on the facility in Beiji, a top military official said. Chief military spokesman Lt. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi has denied reports that the facility has fallen to the rebels. Government air forces also reportedly bombed the the town of Qaim near the Syrian border on Tuesday, days after it was seized by Islamic extremists in Anbar province, west of Baghdad. Provincial government spokesman Dhari al-Rishawi said 17 civilians were killed. Kerry traveled to Irbil, the capital of the self-rule Kurdish region on Tuesday, a day after meeting with al-Maliki and other Iraqi officials in Baghdad, where he pushed for them to adopt new policies that would give more authority to Iraq’s

minority Sunnis and Kurds. Kerry said after the Baghdad meetings that all the leaders agreed to start the process of seating a new parliament by July 1, which will advance a constitutionally required timetable for naming a president, prime minister and a new Cabinet. Al-Maliki’s political bloc won the most seats in parliamentary elections in April but must assemble a majority coalition in the legislature in order to secure a third term for the Shiite leader. Kerry has repeatedly said that it’s up to Iraqis — not the U.S. or other nations — to select their leaders. But he also has noted bitterness and growing impatience among all of Iraq’s major sects and ethnic groups with al-Maliki’s government. Barzani’s support will be crucial for resolving the political impasse because Kurds represent about 20 percent of Iraq’s population and usually vote as a unified bloc. He told Kerry that Kurds are seeking “a solution for the

crisis that we have witnessed.” But, he said, “we are facing a new reality and a new Iraq.” Barzani did not elaborate, but he was apparently referring to the Kurds now controlling Kirkuk and other areas in northern Iraq that they have long sought to incorporate into their region. Kerry said at the start of an hour-long meeting that the Kurdish security forces have been “really critical” in helping restrain the insurgents. “This is a very critical time for Iraq, and the government formation challenge is the central challenge that we face,” Kerry said. He said Iraqi leaders must “produce the broadbased, inclusive government that all the Iraqis I have talked to are demanding.” The U.S. believes a new power-sharing agreement in Baghdad would soothe anger directed at the majority Shiite government, a rage that is thought to have fueled the ongoing insurgency. Iraq’s population is about 60 percent Shiite Muslim, whose leaders rose to





power with U.S. help after the 2003 fall of former President Saddam Hussein and his Sunnidominated regime. Two senior State Department officials who attended the meeting said Kerry preemptively brought up the issue of the Kurdish region’s “selfdetermination” — its yearslong desire to create an independent state — and told Barzani that Iraq will remain stronger if it is united. They spoke on condition of anonymity in exchange for releasing the details of the private meeting. Iraqi Kurds had no love for Saddam, and were allowed to carve out a semi-autonomous region in Iraq’s north to protect themselves from his policies. But Barzani for years has feuded with al-Maliki, most recently

over the Kurdish regional government’s decision to export oil through Turkey without giving Baghdad its required share of the revenues. The Kurdish region is home to several vast oil fields and has enjoyed security and economic stability unmatched across the rest of the Iraq. Control of Kirkuk and Kurdish pockets elsewhere in northern Iraq has been at the heart of tension between the Kurdish region and the Baghdad government. Al-Maliki’s supporters frequently suggest that the Kurds did nothing as the Sunni militants swept through most areas in the north because they stood to gain from chaos in the region. The Kurds have insisted they moved to Kirkuk and other areas to fill a security vacuum.

Al-Maliki has for months requested U.S. military help to quell the insurgency, and the Obama administration has said it must respond to the insurgent threat before it puts the West at risk of attack. Obama is reluctant to send American military might back to the war zone, although U.S. special forces have been ordered to Baghdad to train and advise Iraqi counterterror soldiers. The U.N. findings were the first concrete sign of the toll the chaos is taking on civilians and Iraqi security forces. Its team reported at least 1,075 people killed, including 757 civilians in the Ninevah, Diyala and Salahuddin provinces in northern and central Iraq, from June 5 through Sunday.









Peninsula Clarion, Wednesday, June 25, 2014


1 editor convicted, 1 cleared in UK scandal By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press

LONDON — It was a simple trick — punching in passcodes to listen to messages left on other people’s phones. For years the illegal technique, known as phone hacking, helped Britain’s News of the World tabloid get juicy stories about celebrities, politicians and royalty. But the fallout eventually led to the shutdown of the country’s best-selling newspaper, split Rupert Murdoch’s powerful media empire and brought a storm of outrage down on the country’s rambunctious press. On Tuesday, the scandal brought a criminal conviction for former editor Andy Coulson on a charge of conspiring to hack phones — and an apology from Prime Minister David Cameron, who employed Coulson as his spin doctor. Fellow News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks, a Murdoch protege who was the chief executive of his British newspaper operation, was acquitted of all charges, as were her husband and three other defendants. The nearly eight-month trial — one of the longest and most expensive in British history — was triggered by disclosures in 2011 about the scale of the

News of the World’s illegal eavesdropping. Several reporters and editors at the tabloid have pleaded guilty to hacking, as has private investigator Glenn Mulcaire, who was paid almost 100,000 pounds (now about $168,000) a year by the paper for his scoopgathering prowess. Prosecutors argued that senior figures such as Brooks, who was editor from 2000 to 2003, and Coulson, who was her deputy and then succeeded her, must have known about the practice, a claim both denied. After deliberating for seven days, a jury at London’s Old Bailey unanimously found 46-year-old Coulson guilty of conspiring to eavesdrop on mobile-phone voicemails. The charge carries a maximum twoyear jail sentence. The jury is still considering charges against Coulson and former News of the World royal editor Clive Goodman that they paid police officers for royal phone directories. Brooks was acquitted of plotting to hack phones and of conspiring to bribe officials and obstruct a police investigation. The jury also found former News of the World managing editor Stuart Kuttner not guilty of phone hacking. Brooks’ husband, Charles, her former secretary Cheryl

‘He brought a criminal into the heart of Downing Street. He put his relationship with Rupert Murdoch ahead of doing the right thing.’ — Ed Miliband, Labour Party leader Carter and News International security chief Mark Hanna were all acquitted of conspiring to pervert the course of justice by attempting to hide files, computers and other potential evidence from police. The hacking scandal exposed a complex web of ties binding Britain’s political, media and police elite. Add celebrity hacking victims who ranged from actors Jude Law and Sienna Miller to Prince William and Kate Middleton, and it’s clear why one lawyer involved called it the “trial of the century” — and why Judge John Saunders told the jury that “British justice is on trial.” Coulson’s guilty verdict reawakened accusations that British politicians were too close to Murdoch, whose newspapers were long said to hold the power to swing elections. Cameron hired Coulson after two News of the World employees were convicted of

phone hacking in 2007. The prime minister apologized Tuesday for giving Coulson a chance. “It was the wrong decision and I am very clear about that,” he said. Labour Party leader Ed Miliband said Coulson’s appointment tainted Cameron’s government. “He brought a criminal into the heart of Downing Street,” Miliband said. “He put his relationship with Rupert Murdoch ahead of doing the right thing.” The verdict was vindication for Brooks, who was been the subject of such media fascination and online abuse that her lawyer called it a “witch hunt.” From humble origins in northern England, Brooks rose to become chief executive of Murdoch’s British newspapers and a friend and neighbor of the prime minister, part of the horse-riding “Chipping Norton set,” a reference to the tony town near her rural home.

Friends included Cameron and former Prime Minister Tony Blair, who offered advice as the scandal erupted: “It will pass. Tough up.” In sometimes emotional testimony, Brooks described her “car crash” personal life, including her struggle to have a baby and her long affair with Coulson when both were married to others. That affair formed a plank in prosecutors’ case against Brooks — if Coulson knew about the hacking, they argued, she must have known, too. But the jury was not convinced Brooks had known about the illegal activity. The evidence against Coulson was stronger and included testimony from a former reporter, Dan Evans, that Coulson knew about hacking and other “dark arts” at the paper. Evans has pleaded guilty to hacking. Standing in the dock, 46-year-old Brooks mouthed “thank you” after she was cleared of all charges. She and her husband left without speaking to reporters. For several years Murdoch’s company maintained the wrongdoing had been confined to Goodman and private investigator Mulcaire. That “rogue reporter” claim unraveled in 2011, when the Guardian newspaper revealed that the News of

the World had intercepted the voice mails of Milly Dowler, a 13-year-old girl kidnapped and murdered in 2002. In the furor that followed, Murdoch shut down the 168-year-old newspaper and police relaunched investigations into tabloid wrongdoing. Dozens of journalists and officials have been arrested, some of them employees of newspapers not owned by Murdoch. The cost to Murdoch’s News Corp. has been enormous. The mogul split the company into two businesses, a publishing company and a media and entertainment group. The company has spent more than $500 million in settlements with hundreds of hacking victims, legal fees and other related costs. Murdoch’s British newspaper division, News U.K., said in a statement that it had already apologized and had “made changes in the way we do business to help ensure wrongdoing like this does not occur again.” The cost to Britain’s tabloid press is still being measured. In the wake of the scandal, Cameron set up a judge-led inquiry into media ethics. The judge recommended creating a strong press watchdog backed by government regulation. Tougher regulation is being resisted by large segments of the press.

1 person dead after shots fired at Pakistani plane By RIAZ KHAN Associated Press





PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Authorities in Pakistan were looking for a gunman who opened fire at a plane Tuesday evening just as it was landing in the volatile northwest, killing one person and wounding two others, officials said, casting fresh doubts about security at the country’s airports. The violence in Peshawar comes just two weeks after gunmen laid siege to the country’s busiest airport in Karachi in an attack that shocked Pakistanis and the international community and helped trigger a long-awaited military offensive against militants in the

northwest. A female passenger on board the plane died on the way to the hospital, said Mashood Tajwar, a spokesman for the national carrier, Pakistan International Airlines. He said 178 passengers and an undetermined number of crew were on board. Two other people on the flight were also wounded, said Dost Muhammad Khan, the station house officer in charge of the area. The plane was coming from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, said Khan and the passengers were believed to mostly be Pakistanis who go to Saudi Arabia to work. He said the woman had been visiting her husband and had also gone on a religious pilgrimage.

“When the plane was about the land, we heard shots and suddenly there was chaos in the flight,” said an unidentified male passenger, speaking to Dunya TV outside the airport. Khan initially said five bullets hit the plane as it was coming in to the airport, but the Senior Superintendent of Police, Najeeb ur Rehman Bhagvi, said when he and other authorities later inspected the plane they found at least ten bullet holes. The plane was about 300 feet (90 meters) off the ground when someone opened fire on it from below with a sub-machine gun or an AK-47, Bhagvi said. Authorities were scouring the area around the airport to

find whoever is responsible, Khan said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but suspicion will likely fall on militants that the government has been fighting in the country’s northwest. The Pakistani Taliban has been attempting for years to overthrow the government and establish their hardline form of Islam across the country. Peshawar is located on the edge of the tribal regions where militant groups such as al-Qaida and the Taliban are based and over the years the city has become a frequent target of bombings and shootings. The Peshawar airport has a military and civilian side. In





Dec. 2012 suicide bombers armed with rockets attacked the military side of the airport, killing four civilians. After the Karachi airport assault, the military announced a major operation on June 15 against militants who have been using the country’s North Waziristan tribal area as a safe haven from which to launch attacks against targets in Pakistan as well as Afghanistan. The U.S. had been pushing the government and military to clear the area of militants since groups such as the Haqqani network and others used North Waziristan as a base strike at NATO and Afghan troops. Hundreds of thousands of refugees have poured out of

North Waziristan since the operation started, although so far it has mostly consisted of airstrikes against militant hideouts. People across Pakistan have been bracing for reprisal attacks ever since the operation got under way. The operation came after the Pakistani Taliban and an Uzbek militant group attacked the airport in the southern port city of Karachi. During the audacious attack, gunmen battled with airport security and other law enforcement authorities for roughly five hours. The mayhem shocked the country and raised questions about the security of other airports around Pakistan.

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LeBron decides to opt out, speculation ensues TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James delivered his message loud and clear, without actually saying a word. He’s willing to leave Miami, if that’s what it will take to win more championships. And what happens next will likely be up to not just the Heat, but Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh as well. Through his agent, James informed the Heat on Tuesday

that he has decided to opt out of the final two years of his contract, a move that means he becomes a free agent on July 1. He will be able to sign with any team, including Miami, and Heat President Pat Riley said he “fully expected” James to take advantage of his early termination option. “We look forward to sitting down with LeBron and his representatives and talking about our future together,” Riley said. The Heat have been pre-

paring for this for some time. James, Wade and Bosh all got six-year contracts when they teamed up in Miami in July 2010, the last time free agency was accompanied by the sort of frenzy that will envelop the league over the next few weeks. But each of those deals came with options to leave either this summer or in 2015, in part to allow both the players and the team to have financial flexibility. James — who averaged 27.1

points this past season — was owed $42.7 million for the next two seasons, though that seems irrelevant in the sense that he’ll be getting plenty of money from the Heat or someone else for years to come. If he stays with Miami, he could sign a deal that would give the team room to maneuver within the structures of the salary cap and luxury-tax threshold. So could Wade and Bosh, if they choose to opt out as well — and if both do, Miami would

potentially have plenty of cash to spend on roster upgrades. Neither has announced their plans, though both have previously said they want to remain in Miami. “No news here yet,” Wade said Tuesday. James stayed silent as well, with agent Rich Paul being the one who informed the Heat of the four-time NBA MVP’s plan. But last week, while still dealing with the sting of losing the NBA Finals to San Antonio,

James expressed how enticing the idea of flexibility is to him. “Being able to have flexibility as a professional, anyone, that’s what we all would like,” James said last week. “That’s in any sport, for a football player, a baseball player, a basketball player, to have flexibility and be able to control your future or your present. I have a position to be able to do that. ... There’s a lot of times that you’re not in control of your future as a professional.”

Bucs’ bats hit around Oilers Staff report Peninsula Clarion

The Peninsula Oilers dropped the second of a fivegame Alaska Baseball League road series with the Anchorage Bucs 8-0 Tuesday evening at Mulcahy Stadium. The game ended on a double play when the Oilers’ Alex Rubanowitz hit a groundout with the bases loaded that ended with Gabriel Munoz out at second. The loss snapped the Oilers (10-2-2, 1-1) unbeaten streak at 10 games, but Peninsula will face the Bucs again in a doubleheader today, starting at 6 p.m. Tyler Painton recorded the loss on the mound, pitching four innings and giving up one run on two hits, two walks and five strikeouts. Cody Richey and Soldotna product Mitchel Daugherty also contributed, as Richey went three innings with five runs (three earned) on nine hits. Daugherty went one inning with two runs on one hit and four walks. Trevor Lacosse got the win for the Bucs with seven innings of work with only one hit and five strikeouts. Mylz Jones hit 2 for 4 including a double to lead the

Oilers, and Gabriel Munoz got the other hit. The Oilers mistakes on the hill ultimately ended up costing them. The Bucs scored their first run in the third inning when Jonathan Youngblood made it to home plate on a passed ball with Painton on the mound. Youngblood then scored again the fifth inning on a wild pitch with Richey pitching. Bucs 8, Oilers 0

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Twins split bill with Fairbanks Post 11 Staff report Peninsula Clarion

The Legion AA Twins split a league doubleheader with Fairbanks Post 11 on the road Tuesday afternoon, winning the opening game 10-0, then dropping the second game 14-7. The Post 20 Twins (3-3, 4-3) won the first game with five innings of work in what was originally scheduled as nine innings. After 10 runs, 10 hits and one error, however, the Twins managed to 10-run rule Fairbanks. Hector Rivera, Kenny Griffin and Tommy Bowe each hit 2 for 3, while Griffin added four RBIs. Griffin also pitched all five innings and recorded the win with six hits, two walks and three strikeouts. “Our defense kind of dominated the lineup,” said Twins coach Hector Rivera. “(Fairbanks) loaded the bases a couple times, but we got out of it.” Post 20 struck early, scoring six runs in the second inning on three hits, while Fairbanks suffered three errors in the frame. The Twins added two runs in both the fourth and fifth in-

nings. In the second game, Post 20 had seven hits but committed six errors in the 14-7 loss. Tommy Bowe led the way with 3 for 4 hitting, while teammate JJ Sonnen hit 2 for 4 and Ben Barton was 1 for 2. Miles Jones pitched 3 2-3 innings, giving up three runs, two hits and five walks. Joey Becher and Tyler Covey each pitched one inning, as Becher struggling by giving up six runs on three hits, three walks and one strikeout. Covey gave up two runs on one hit and one strikeout. Scoring was prevalent early one, as the Twins had two in the first inning, but Fairbanks responded with four. Fairbanks extended its lead to 7-4 after two innings, then added five more runs in the fifth inning. “I think we’re still trying to figure out who can play where, and the kids are trying to demonstrate what they can do for the team,” coach Rivera added. The Twins will face the other Fairbanks team, Post 30, in a Wednesday doubleheader with games at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., before returning home.

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Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini complains after Uruguay’s Luis Suarez ran into his shoulder with his teeth during the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Uruguay at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Tuesday.

Uruguay, Greece earn knockout spots Biting incident involving Suarez mars Uruguay victory over Italy The Associated Press

NATAL, Brazil (AP) — Captain Diego Godin scored in the 81st minute as Uruguay edged 10-man Italy 1-0 Tuesday to reach the second round of the World Cup, a victory overshadowed by a biting incident involving Luis Suarez. Godin rose above a crowd of defenders to meet a corner with his left shoulder and veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon had no chance. Moments earlier, replays showed Suarez apparently bite the shoulder of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini as the pair clashed in the Italian penalty area. Suarez was already sanctioned with a heavy ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in the English Premier League in 2013 and FIFA can sanction players for biting with bans of up to two years. Chiellini said Suarez should have been sent off and that the red card for Italy midfielder Claudio Marchisio should never have been given. “The red for Marchisio and not sending off Suarez were ridiculous,” Chiellini said. “It was absolutely clear. There’s even a mark,” Chiellini said of the bite. It was only one of many ugly incidents in a highly physical “in or out” match at the Arena das Dunas. Marchisio was shown a

direct red card for putting his boot into Egidio Arevalo’s knee in the 59th. Also, Mario Balotelli picked up his second yellow card in two matches for a dangerous foul during the first half, and was benched for the second period. Four-time champion Italy is heading home after the group phase for the second consecutive World Cup. COSTA RICA 0, ENGLAND 0 BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Costa Rica finished first in what many considered the World Cup’s toughest group after a dour, scoreless draw against England. Costa Rica only needed a draw to top Group D and played that way, setting up in a defensive 5-3-2 formation. The result gives Costa Rica its best World Cup performance, winning a group that contained former three world champions. “We will have to keep fighting,” Costa Rica coach Jorge Luis Pinto said. “Whatever happens we are willing to fight.” England lost its first two matches to Italy and Uruguay, while Costa Rica surprisingly won its first two. Uruguay also advanced from the group after beating Italy 1-0. England had already been eliminated and will go home without a win after striker

Daniel Sturridge missed a tried to shoot with his left leg, number of chances throughout which got caught against the the match. leg of Sio. Samaras’ foot then hit the ground and he fell to the turf, drawing a penalty. GREECE 2, With his country’s hopes on IVORY COAST 1 the line, Samaras sent his spot FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) kick past goalkeeper Boubacar — Georgios Samaras scored Barry, who guessed the right way an injury-time penalty to send but couldn’t keep the ball out. Greece into the second round of the World Cup for the first COLOMBIA 4, JAPAN 1 time, eliminating Ivory Coast in the process. CUIABA, Brazil (AP) — Samaras was adjudged to James Rodriguez scored a have been tripped in the area brilliant goal and set up two by substitute Giovanni Sio, more for Jackson Martinez as and calmly slotted in the spot Colombia routed Japan 4-1 on kick for the win. Ivory Coast Tuesday to confirm top spot would have advanced with a in Group C and eliminate the draw. Asian champions from the “This means so much to me, World Cup. to us ... Tonight we had energy,” Already assured of advancSamaras said, dedicating the ing, Colombia guaranteed first win to Greeks suffering through place with its third straight financial crisis. “We really hope win, setting up a second-round we can make the people happy match against Uruguay. Japan back home. We are a team. A finished with a draw and two team — that’s it.” losses in a disappointing camThe Greeks had taken paign. the lead just before halftime The Colombians started with through substitute Andreas a virtual second-string lineup Samaris, who punished Ivori- but still went in front when Juan an Ismael Tiote for a careless Cuadrado — one of the few pass backward. regular starters — drilled in a Substitute Wilfried Bony 17th-minute penalty. equalized for Ivory Coast in the Japan equalized with the 74th, beating goalkeeper Pan- last touch of the first half giotis Glykos from close range through Shinji Okazaki’s after being set up by Gervinho. header but Martinez scored in That goal looked like it the 55th and 82nd minutes — would put the Africans through both from superb passes from until the late drama. Samaras substitute Rodriguez — to put met a cross in the area and the result beyond doubt.

Plethora of events, tournaments on the horizon at Kenai Golf Course This next weekend the Kenai Golf Course will hold the annual Memorial Tournament in honor of those who have passed. We would like to pay a special tribute to: Shirley Morgan, Donnie Morgan, Butch Anderson, Rita Botelho, Bill Gruenveld, Bill Zubeck, and George Navarre. It is indeed special to sit around and tell stories about these unforgettable people who contributed so much to the Kenai Golf Course over the years. They are part of our history and will always remain in our thoughts. The tournament will be held June 28th and 29th and is a stroke-play handicap event. Tee times start at 10:00 a.m. If you would like to participate, contact the clubhouse at 283-7500. We would like to welcome the Cen-

tral Peninsula Habitat for Humanity to the Kenai Golf Course. The tournament is August 9th with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Entry fees are $75 per person, which goes to a wonderful cause. The event is a four person scramble format. There will be a continental breakfast and a putting contest starting at 8 a.m. Entry fees for the putting contest are $5. Really great prizes will be at stake for the first, second, and third-place finishing teams. Many door prizes will also be available. For more information please contact the clubhouse where entry forms are available. The 2014 Peninsula Jackpot, hosted by the Kenai and Birch Ridge Golf Courses, was held this past weekend. This is a great event that benefits the

K enai G olf C ourse R eport G ordon G riffin junior golf course programs at both courses. The team of Max Dye and CJ Henley won Low Net with a score of 129 for the two days. Rene Alvarez and Charlie Rehder were second with a net score of 130. Shane Sundoerg and David Crawford finished third with a net score of 132. In the Gross Division, Adam Baxter and Greg Sanders finished first with a gross score of 139. Kevin Daniels and Paul Blanche finished second with a score of 140. Rene Alvarez finished third with a 142 total. Congratulations to C




everyone who participated in this event. The Junior Golf Program at both courses appreciates your contributions. On June 14th the Eleventh Annual Kenai Elks Golf Tournament was held at the Kenai Golf Course. Many thanks to Jack Focose and the Elks Lodge for a great tournament. Net winners for this tournament include We Raft Alaska for first place with a net score of 56. Second place was won by Atigun, Inc., with a score of 57. XTO No. 2 finished third with a score of 59. In the Gross Division, first place was won by Stanley Ford with a gross score of 60. Second place was taken by Louie’s Back Door Lounge with a 63. GLM Corporation finished third with a score of 64. James Vogler won the drawing for a new set of Callaway Golf Clubs.

Congratulations, James! The major sponsors for this event were XTO Energy, GLM Corporation, Louie’s Back Door Lounge, and the Hole-In-One Sponsor Stanley Ford. The Elks and the Kenai Golf Course want to say a special thanks to these sponsors. Proceeds go to valuable scholarships. Congratulations to Jeff Jones, John Crisp, Jack Alexander, and Harry Wilkie who represented We Raft Alaska for winning the Net Championship. Many thanks to all who participated. This past Tuesday, Tesoro held the first of their four scramble tournaments at the Kenai Golf Course. The team of Jim Grossl, Andy Kircher, and James Lankford finished first with a score of See GOLF, page A-11









Peninsula Clarion, Wednesday, June 25, 2014

. . . Golf

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Pts ak-Brazil 3 2 1 0 7 2 ak-Mexico 3 2 1 0 4 1 Croatia 3 1 0 2 6 6 Cameroon 3 0 0 3 1 9 Thursday, June 12 At Sao Paulo Brazil 3, Croatia 1 Friday, June 13 At Natal, Brazil Mexico 1, Cameroon 0 Tuesday, June 17 At Fortaleza, Brazil Brazil 0, Mexico 0 Wednesday, June 18 At Manaus, Brazil Cameroon 0, Croatia 4 Monday, June 23 At Brasilia, Brazil Cameroon 1, Brazil 4 At Recife, Brazil Croatia 1, Mexico 3 GROUP B GP W D L GF G Pts ak-Ned 3 3 0 0 10 3 ak-Chile 3 2 0 1 5 3 Spain 3 1 0 2 4 7 Australia 3 0 0 3 3 9 Friday, June 13 At Salvador, Brazil Spain 1, Netherlands 5 At Cuiaba, Brazil Chile 3, Australia 1 Wednesday, June 18 At Porto Alegre, Brazil Australia 2, Netherlands 3 At Rio De Janeiro Spain 0, Chile 2 Monday, June 23 At Curitiba, Brazil Australia 0, Spain 3 At Sao Paulo Netherlands 2, Chile 0 GROUP C GP W D L GF G Pts ak-Col 3 3 0 0 9 2 ak-Greece 3 1 1 1 2 4 Iv Coast 3 1 0 2 4 5 Japan 3 0 1 2 2 6 Saturday, June 14 At Belo Horizonte, Brazil Colombia 3, Greece 0 Sunday, June 15 At Recife, Brazil Ivory Coast 2, Japan 1 Thursday, June 19 At Brasilia, Brazil Colombia 2, Ivory Coast 1 At Natal, Brazil Japan 0, Greece 0 Tuesday, June 24 At Fortaleza, Brazil Greece 2, Ivory Coast 1 At Cuiaba, Brazil Japan 1, Colombia 4 GROUP D GP W D L GF G Pts ak-C Rica 3 2 1 0 4 1 ak-Uru 3 2 0 1 4 4 Italy 3 1 0 2 2 3 England 3 0 1 2 2 4 Saturday, June 14 At Fortaleza, Brazil Uruguay 1, Costa Rica 3 At Manaus, Brazil England 1, Italy 2 Thursday, June 19 At Sao Paulo Uruguay 2, England 1 Friday, June 20 At Recife, Brazil M Italy 0, Costa Rica 1 Tuesday, June 24 K At Belo Horizonte, Brazil Costa Rica 0, England 0 At Natal, Brazil

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Italy 0, Uruguay 1 GROUP E GP W D L GF G A Pts France 2 2 0 0 8 2 6 Ecuador 2 1 0 1 3 3 3 Switz 2 1 0 1 4 6 3 Honduras 2 0 0 2 1 5 0 Sunday, June 15 At Brasilia, Brazil Switzerland 2, Ecuador 1 At Porto Alegre, Brazil France 3, Honduras 0 Friday, June 20 At Salvador, Brazil Switzerland 2, France 5 At Curitiba, Brazil Honduras 1, Ecuador 2 Wednesday, June 25 At Rio De Janeiro Ecuador vs. France, 12 p.m. At Manaus, Brazil Honduras vs. Switzerland, 12 p.m. GROUP F GP W D L GF G A Pts ak-Argentin 2 2 0 0 3 1 6 Nigeria 2 1 1 0 1 0 4 Iran 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 Bos-Herz 2 0 0 2 1 3 0 Sunday, June 15 At Rio De Janeiro Argentina 2, Bosnia-Herzegovina 1 Monday, June 16 At Curitiba, Brazil Iran 0, Nigeria 0 Saturday, June 21 At Belo Horizonte, Brazil Argentina 1, Iran 0 At Cuiaba, Brazil Nigeria 1, Bosnia-Herzegovina 0 Wednesday, June 25 At Salvador, Brazil Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Iran, 8 a.m. At Porto Alegre, Brazil Nigeria vs. Argentina, 8 a.m. GROUP G GP W D L GF G A Pts Germany 2 1 1 0 6 2 4 Uni States 2 1 1 0 4 3 4 Ghana 2 0 1 1 3 4 1 Portugal 2 0 1 1 2 6 1 Monday, June 16 At Salvador, Brazil Germany 4, Portugal 0 At Natal, Brazil Ghana 1, United States 2 Saturday, June 21 At Fortaleza, Brazil Germany 2, Ghana 2 Sunday, June 22 At Manaus, Brazil United States 2, Portugal 2 Thursday, June 26 At Brasilia, Brazil Portugal vs. Ghana, 8 a.m. At Recife, Brazil United States vs. Germany, 8 a.m. GROUP H GP W D L GF G A Pts ak-Belg 2 2 0 0 3 1 6 Algeria 2 1 0 1 5 4 3 Russia 2 0 1 1 1 2 1 S Korea 2 0 1 1 3 5 1 ak-Advanced to knockout stage Tuesday, June 17 At Belo Horizonte, Brazil Belgium 2, Algeria 1 At Cuiaba, Brazil Russia 1, South Korea 1 Sunday, June 22 At Rio De Janeiro Belgium 1, Russia 0 At Porto Alegre, Brazil South Korea 2, Algeria 4 Thursday, June 26 At Curitiba, Brazil Algeria vs. Russia, 12 p.m. At Sao Paulo South Korea vs. Belgium, 12 p.m.

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Tuesday’s Games Philadelphia 7, Miami 4 N.Y. Mets 10, Oakland 1 Pittsburgh 6, Tampa Bay 5 Chicago Cubs 7, Cincinnati 3 Atlanta 3, Houston 2 L.A. Dodgers 2, Kansas City 0 Washington 4, Milwaukee 2, 16 innings Colorado 10, St. Louis 5 Cleveland at Arizona, extra inn. San Diego 7, San Francisco 2 Wednesday’s Games Pittsburgh (Morton 4-8) at Tampa Bay (Price 5-7), 8:10 a.m. Washington (Strasburg 6-5) at Milwaukee (Estrada 6-4), 10:10 a.m. St. Louis (Gonzales 0-0) at Colorado (Flande 0-0), 11:10 a.m. San Diego (Kennedy 5-8) at San Francisco (Lincecum 5-5), 11:45 a.m. Cincinnati (Latos 0-0) at Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 5-7), 3:05 p.m. Miami (H.Alvarez 4-3) at Philadelphia (A.Burnett 5-6), 3:05 p.m. Oakland (Mills 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Z.Wheeler 3-7), 3:10 p.m. Atlanta (A.Wood 5-6) at Houston (McHugh 4-5), 4:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Haren 7-4) at Kansas City (Shields 8-3), 4:10 p.m. Cleveland (Kluber 6-5) at Arizona (C.Anderson 5-2), 5:40 p.m.

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Tuesday’s Games Chicago White Sox 4, Baltimore 2 Toronto 7, N.Y. Yankees 6 N.Y. Mets 10, Oakland 1 Pittsburgh 6, Tampa Bay 5 Detroit 8, Texas 2 Atlanta 3, Houston 2 L.A. Dodgers 2, Kansas City 0 Cleveland at Arizona, extra inn. L.A. Angels 8, Minnesota 6 Seattle 8, Boston 2 Wednesday’s Games Pittsburgh (Morton 4-8) at Tampa Bay (Price 5-7), 8:10 a.m.

Chicago White Sox (Noesi 2-5) at Baltimore (U.Jimenez 2-8), 3:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 4-5) at Toronto (Hutchison 5-5), 3:07 p.m. Oakland (Mills 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Z.Wheeler 3-7), 3:10 p.m. Detroit (A.Sanchez 4-2) at Texas (J.Saunders 0-3), 4:05 p.m. Atlanta (A.Wood 5-6) at Houston (McHugh 4-5), 4:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Haren 7-4) at Kansas City (Shields 8-3), 4:10 p.m. Cleveland (Kluber 6-5) at Arizona (C.Anderson 5-2), 5:40 p.m. Minnesota (Pino 0-0) at L.A. Angels (Richards 7-2), 6:05 p.m. Boston (Buchholz 2-4) at Seattle (Iwakuma 5-3), 6:10 p.m. All Times ADT

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Kazmir, Ji.Johnson (4), Francis (6) and Vogt, Jaso; Colon, Black (9) and d’Arnaud. WСColon 8-5. LСKazmir 9-3. HRsСNew York, Granderson (10), C.Young 2 (6), d’Arnaud (4). Angels 2, Royals 0 LA KC

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Quintana, Petricka (8), S.Downs (9), Belisario (9) and Flowers; M.Gonzalez, McFarland (6), Tom.Hunter (8), Z.Britton (9) and C.Joseph. WСQuintana 4-7. LСM. Gonzalez 4-5. SvСBelisario (8). HRsСChicago, G.Beckham (7). Baltimore, Pearce (7). Blue Jays 7, Yankees 6 NY Tor.

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Smyly, Alburquerque (7), Coke (8), C.Smith (9) and Avila; Lewis, Rowen (7), Sh.Tolleson (7), Poreda (8), Soria (9), S.Baker (9) and Chirinos. WСSmyly 4-6. LСLewis 5-5. HRsСDetroit, Kinsler (9), J.Martinez (8). Angels 8, Twins 6 Min. LA

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Gibson, Deduno (3), Guerrier (7), Thielbar (8) and K.Suzuki; C.Wilson, Morin (6), Jepsen (7), Frieri (8), J.Smith (9) and Conger, Iannetta. WСC.Wilson 8-6. LСGibson 6-6. SvСJ.Smith (6). HRsСMinnesota, Willingham (7), K.Morales (1). Los Angeles, Trout (17). Mariners 8, Red Sox 2 Bos. 000 200 000—2 8 1 Sea. 210 040 01x—8 10 0 Peavy, Doubront (6), Mujica (8) and Pierzynski; E.Ramirez, Beimel (5), Farquhar (6), Furbush (7), Medina (8) and Zunino. WСBeimel 2-1. LСPeavy 1-6. HRsСBoston, Holt (2). Seattle, Seager (11), Zunino (10). Pirates 6, Rays 5 Pit. TB

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Locke, J.Hughes (8), Watson (8), Melancon (9) and R.Martin; Archer, Boxberger (8), Oviedo (9) and J.Molina. WСLocke 1-1. LСArcher 4-5. SvСMelancon (13). HRsСPittsburgh, R.Martin (4). Tampa Bay, Longoria (10).

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Kershaw, Jansen (9) and A.Ellis; Duffy, Crow (7), K.Herrera (8), Mariot (9) and S.Perez. WСKershaw 8-2. LСDuffy 4-7. SvСJansen (23). Braves 3, Astros 2

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Transactions BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX Signed SS Michael Chavis to a minor league contract. OAKLAND ATHLETICS Reinstated OF Josh Reddick from the 15-day DL. Placed 1B Kyle Blanks on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 23. TEXAS RANGERS Purchased the contract of 1B Carlos Pena from Round Rock (PCL). Designated 1B-OF Brad Snyder for assignment. National League NEW YORK METS Recalled C Travis d’Arnaud from Las Vegas (PCL). Placed C Taylor Teagarden on the 15-Day DL, retroactive to June 22. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES Signed OF Grady Sizemore to a minor league contract and assigned him to Lehigh Valley (IL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES Reinstated 2B Neil Walker from the 15-day DL. Sent OF Jose Tabata outright to Indianapolis. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association BROOKLYN NETS Announced F Andrei Kirilenko exercised his contract option for the 2014-15 season. UTAH JAZZ Named Brad Jones, Antonio Lang, Alex Jensen, Mike Wells and Johnnie Bryant assistant coaches. FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS Waived QB Dominique Croom. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS Signed WR Allen Robinson to a four-year contract. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS Released DT Andru Pulu. HOCKEY National HockeyLeague CAROLINA HURRICANES Agreed to terms with D Ron Hainsey on a three-year contract through the 2016-17 season. Agreed to terms with F Nathan Gerbe on a two-year contract and LW Chris Terry on a one-year contract.





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even par. The team of James Tangaro, Phillip Carpenter, and Barry Brewer finished second with a score of +1. Chris Stanley, Matt Brown, and Reid Massey finished third with a score of +2. Closest of the Pin on No. 10 was won by Barry Brewer. No. 14 was won by Andy Kircher, and the Long Drive on No. 16 was also won by Andy Kircher. Many thanks to Barry Brewer for organizing this fun golf event. Senior League June 10th Jesse Wade won Low Gross with a score of 39. Great round, Jesse! Low Net was won by Bill Davis with a 33. Closest to the Pin on hole No. 4 second shot was won by Dana Bassel. Skip Davoe won the only skin on hole No. 9. Thanks you, Skip, for stepping up to the tee and orgainizing this event. Senior League June 17th Low Gross was won by Bill Davis with a score of 41. Low Net was won by Jesse Wade with a net score of 39. There were three skins out in his event and they were won by Pat Bowen, Dwight Kramer, and Noel Widmeyer. Ladies’ League June 19th Low Gross was won by Lisa Bjork. Putting door prizes were won by Sheila Phillips and Lisa Bjork. Atigun Cup Update Gross Division — Chris Murray leads with 41.5 points, followed by Gilbert Arellano with 37.5. Doug Jung 37, Todd Eskelin 26, Chris Morin 23, Ken Liedes 22, Greg Harrington 19, Gordon Griffin 15, Rene Alvarez 12, Bob Sizemore 8. Net Division — Michael Houghton leads with 42.5 points, Followed by Chuck Rupenthal with 41. Steve Fickes 35.5, Aaron Cooper 33.5, Kirk Hyman 32, Joe Deveaux 27.5, and John Gibson 12. The next clinic for ladies is


the Intermediate On-Course Clinic, 6 to 8 p.m. on June 26th and 27th. There is still room available for women who would like to improve on-course play. Cost is $30 and contact the clubhouse to sign up. A Ladies Beginning Golfer Clinic will be offered July 7th, 8th, and 9th, from 6 to 8 p.m. It focuses on the basics and on Wednesday, the ladies play golf with carts provided. The next Junior Golf Clinic is July 28th, 29th and 30th, from 6 to 8 p.m. It is open to kids ages seven to 14 and is taught by Tommy Carver. Class fee is $20. July schedule Tuesday, July 8th: Tesoro Saturday, July 12th: Firefighters Tournament Sunday, July 13th: KGA Tourney Friday, July 18th: Tesoro/ United Way Tournament Sunday, July 20th: Stanley Ford — Brown Bear Tournament Thurs. & Fri., July 24th & 25th: Walker Cup 5 p.m. in Kenai Saturday, July 26th: The Alliance Tournament Sunday, July 27th: Stanley Ford and Chrysler United Way Tournament Sunday, July 27th: 2 p.m. Final Round of Walker Cup Tuesday, July 29th: Tesoro August schedule Sunday, August 3rd: 20+ Tournament Friday, August 8th: KGC Employees Tournament Saturday, August 9th: Habitat for Humanity Tournament Sunday, August 10th: KGA Tourney Sat. & Sun., August 16th & 17th: Donnie Morgan Memorial Club Championship Sat. & Sun., August 23rd & 24th: Kenai Open Sat. & Sun., August 30th & 31st: Atigun Cup Finals As always, see you on the Course!





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The funding for the coordinator position came through the borough’s postsecondary education funding ordinance which, since 1990, has given one-tenth of one percent of the revenue from an area wide tax levy to KPC. Each year KPC has to reapply to the borough assembly for this portion of property taxes, Howell said. This spring there were 198 registered veteran students at KPC, and 83 were seeking degrees, Pollock said. Of these students 90 percent qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which is for those that signed up for active duty after September 10, 2001. Pollock, a who was a colonel in the Marine Corps, said he spent time leading and working with Post-9/11 veterans and those shared experiences give him a unique perspective into understanding the needs of the KPC veteran population. KPC College Director Gary Turner said in coordinating research with the University of Alaska, he has not come across a similar financial aid program, nor has anyone else he has spoken to. Turner said he believes it is a unique program and that he hopes other colleges and communities will see how it works and mirror the method.

KPC receives through the VA. The reimbursement is given for defraying the cost of certifying veteran student for financial aid, Pollock said. However, because KPC is a community campus system within the University of Alaska Anchorage, the college adheres to the Board of Regents Policy and University Regulation, which limits using revenue from the VA for scholarships or tuition waivers, Pollock said. Student Services Director Bill Howell helped Pollock tweak the plan. In the end the two came up with a system that calculates the total credit hours of KPC’s veteran students and diverts three percent of the tuition that pays for the courses into a scholarship. This all took place within about a week, Pollock said. It was an extremely fast turnaround. Targeting this niche of students would not have been possible without Pollock, Howell said. Hiring a Veteran Services Coordinator to jumpstart the Veterans Affairs program was an option last year because of the consistent grant money coming in from the Kenai Kelly Sullivan can be Peninsula Borough Assembly, reached at kelly.sullivan@penHowell said.

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about which authorities previously didn’t have any information that he might have been involved, Novak said. Novak said he didn’t care where Wade serves his sentence as long as he serves it. “She is certainly entitled to her feelings, her emotions,” Novak said. “But proceeding as we did was in the interest of people and justice. We didn’t give up anything and got something which we thought was pretty important.” Wade earlier this year told police and FBI investigators that he

was responsible for the murder of a man in Anchorage in 1994, another man in Anchorage in 1999 and a man who was with Brown the night she was killed. Investigators said they believe Wade is referring to the unsolved murders of Ongtowasruk in 1999, who was found strangled to death in an Anchorage motel, and John Michael Martin, 38, in 1994. There is no information about a man killed the same night as Brown, but authorities are investigating all of Wade’s claims. “I could feel for the other family members because this is something that does not go way,” Soxie said. “And even if he did confess, it doesn’t make me feel better. It doesn’t.”

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from organizing a volunteer-led search. Covey, who organized the Funny River Help and Community Resource, approached Kenai police about coordinating a search party. “I am hoping we can renew the family’s spirit and give police something to go on,” she said. “(KPD) can only do so much. It couldn’t hurt to help.” Covey said the police have been supportive of the volunteer efforts and have provided information and maps that would aid in the search. She said she has enlisted the expertise of a few search and rescue coordinators and developed organized areas for people to explore. A command center at the end of California Avenue was set up a couple blocks down from the missing family’s home. Everyone involved in the search wore ribbons and had to check in and out before heading out in the woods. Volunteers on all-terrain vehicles and horseback canvassed the trails around Wildwood

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fish were counted by that same date. Throughout the Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim region, king returns are, once again, poor, and fishing is severely limited. On the Yukon River, the first pulse of kings appear to have reached Pilot Station earlier than in recent years, likely related in part to the timing of ice on that river, and the second pulse is also early, according to a June 16 ADFG update. There, 57,897 kings were counted through June 17, more than were counted by that date at any year in the recent past. Daily counts have varied from 2,000 to 9,000 fish; daily counts during the height of the first pulse last year reached 14,000 or more kings. According to ADFG, that run still appears to be on-track for a poor return.





Correctional Facility Tuesday while a pilot Joe Dilley offered his time to fly over the Kenai and Nikiski area to help in the search. Laurie Speakman from the Alaska Moose Federation brought two horses to ride the trails. Before the search teams started out, Kenai Police briefed the group and provided a map that highlighted previous search efforts. Areas where a scent was picked up and footprints found were identified on the map, Covey said. Ross said the volunteers were briefed on safety issues in the woods and to be aware of bears and other wildlife. Tuesday morning, six volunteers on ATVs broke into two groups and rode the trail in search of any clues. Some volunteers brought guns in case they came across a bear in the woods. Volunteers brought first aid kits, cell phones, and food and water to last through the day. Another group of volunteers would be available later in the day after they got off work, Covey said. Matt Schilf, who lives in the neighborhood, said despite not knowing the family, he want-

ed to lend a hand any way he could. He felt his familiarity with the wooded area would be beneficial. “When I was young I used to ride these trails back here from Kenai to Nikiski every day,” Schilf said. “In certain spots there are dense areas of trees and swampy areas. The best we can do is to keep on the trails as much as possible then go by foot.” Sterling resident Mike Walters said he had the time available and felt he should come out and help. He said the volunteers were advised to notify the police if they did come across any clues or anything suspicious. Ross said the department has been supportive of the family and community working together to locate the family. “We are better able to focus our efforts on the investigation,” Ross said. “Having more people available to search can only help.” The search will continue Wednesday, so more people have the opportunity to help, Covey said. On Saturday, a line search for the missing family will take place at 10 a.m. at the trail at the

end of California Street. Lanell Adams, who has organized the search, said she would like to see about 80 people. Covey said all the rumors and speculation that has swirled about the family has been discouraging. She said it is important for everyone involved to consider the family missing and to not stop looking until something is found. “Looking at those pictures and knowing two little girls are missing is breaking a lot of hearts in the community,” Covey said. “We have just jumped on with what the family started and we continue to follow their lead. We at least want to give them answers.” Anyone interested in helping with the search can contact the Funny River Fire Help and Community Resource or Findthemissing Alaskafour Facebook pages. funnyriverfirecommunityhelp php?id=100005273987914

Kings are also returning to the Kuskokwim River early, according to a June 16 update from ADFG, in part due to early breakup and warm temperatures, but the department has said the Bethel Test Fishery numbers are not directly comparable to past years because of differences in management, and has not indicated what the run strength is. Fishing remains restricted by both ADFG and federal wildlife refuge managers there. The Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim stocks are also the focus of several new research projects. The North Pacific Research Board, or NPRB, recently announced funding for three projects focused on better understanding king, or chinook, runs there. Those will look at thiamine levels in chinook eggs, early chinook marine ecology along the eastern Bering Sea shelf and modeling of forage and habitat. The thiamine study will look at how thiamine deficiency

could affect productivity in Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim salmon stocks, while the early marine study will look at the effects of climate change and variability on those stocks’ growth, fitness and survival. The model funding will go toward finalizing and testing the stream discharge and competition elements of the model, and how those affect the carrying capacity of freshwater streams. The Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim king projects will receive about $800,000 out of the $4.7 million the NPRB has slated for 24 different fisheries research projects this year. Commercial fishers, and sport anglers, targeting sockeye salmon are off to a stronger start. In Prince William Sound, the total harvest through June 17 was 1.98 million fish, including 1.6 million sockeyes, 239,000 chums, 135,000 pinks and 9,000 kings, according to ADFG’s blue sheet estimate. At Kodiak, fishers landed

429,000 salmon, including 404,000 sockeyes and 22,000 chums, through June 17, according to ADFG. A 33-hour commercial opening in several areas was planned for June 21 and 22. Fewer than 1,000 kings were caught so far in the commercial fishery in Kodiak; this year, the Board of Fisheries passed a regulation change requiring purse seiners to return kings to the water earlier in the season. Fishing at Bristol Bay has not yet picked up as much speed. There, fishers have harvested 70,000 fish, including 67,000 sockeyes, through June 17 according to ADFG’s estimates. Southeast Alaska fishers have landed 111,000 salmon so far this year. There, however, kings make up the larger proportion of the catch — 84,000 kings were taken through June 17. Much of that came from the winter troll fishery. Summer trollers have taken 22,000 kings.

Reach Dan Balmer at daniel.balmer@peninsulaclarion. com.






Food Y


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f you’ve ever been to the either the Dekalb Farmers Market or the Buford Highway Farmers Market, in the Atlanta area, you already know that they are international markets of global proportions, both figuratively and literally. The Dekalb Farmers Market, all 140,000 square feet of it, is a “true world market serving up to 100,000 people per week,” selling everything from produce, meat, seafood, dairy and bakery items, to spices, coffee, gadgets and books most of which cannot be typically found in your neighborhood grocery store. Equally grand is the 100,000 square foot Buford Highway Farmers Market, with its impressive array of international foods, arranged by country of origin. Whether you’re after fresh wild caught octopus


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from Japan, longan fruit from Thailand or walnut preserves from Azerbaijan, chances are more than good you’ll find it here. I needed two days and an overnight stay to complete my shopping, which resulted in a carload-full of fresh produce, two coolers filled with seafood, cheese and other perishables,


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and an assortment of spices, cocoas and bottled Asian sauces. From the Dekalb Farmers market, my searches for English peas for cooking French-style finally came to an end, and the sweet red Italian peppers, brilliant and fragrant, from the Buford Highway Farmers Market, perfect for stuffing and roasting, were just too beautiful to pass up. No matter where you live, the farmers market in your area is teeming with fresh treasures. Exploring them is fun, and there’s always something irresistible to be found. Sue Ade is a syndicated food writer with broad experience and interest in the culinary arts. She has worked and resided in the Lowcountry of South Carolina since 1985 and may be reached at

Photos by Sue Ade unless otherwise indicated

A visit to the Dekalb Farmers Market and the Buford Highway Farmers Market, in the Atlanta area, yielded a bushel load of delicious finds, among them English peas for shelling and sweet Italian red peppers for stuffing.





3 pounds fresh English peas, shelled just before using Handful of outer lettuce leaves, a variety is nice 12 white pearl onions 2 sprigs parsley 1 sprig mint 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces ½ teaspoon salt Sugar, as needed ¼ cup water

Line a large heavy saucepan, fitted with a tight-fitting lid, with lettuce leaves. Taste the peas, they should taste sweet. If they are not as sweet as you would like, toss them with sugar to taste, and add ½ teaspoon salt. Place the peas inside of the lettuce leaves. Top peas with onion, parsley and mint. Dot with butter, and cover all with the water. Cover pan and cook over low heat for 15 minutes, or until peas and onions are tender. Remove from heat. Remove peas from pan with a slotted spoon, and place into a serving dish. Shred lettuce with a scissor and mix with peas. Toss in onions. Makes 6 servings.

Italian red peppers, stuffed and baked until slightly charred, are as temptingly attractive as they are delicious.

8 medium Italian sweet red peppers, washed ¾ pound ground beef 1 large zucchini, grated and drained of excess of liquid 1 small onion, minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 3 / cup minced fresh parsley 2 3 / cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper ¼ teaspoon dried red pepper flakes 3 anchovies, mashed 1 cup soft bread crumbs made from 4 slices of bread, with crusts Olive oil 2 (8-ounce) cans tomato sauce ½ cup water

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease bottom and sides of a large roasting pan with olive oil. Mix tomato sauce with water and pour into bottom of pan; set aside. In a large bowl, mix the meat, grated zucchini, onion, garlic, parsley, cheese, egg, seasonings and bread crumbs. Remove tops of peppers; reserve. Gently scoop out seeds. Stuff peppers with meat mixture, then place in roasting plan, placing pepper tops on the top of each pepper. Drizzle peppers with olive oil. Bake, uncovered, for about 1 hour, basting with pan juices, until tops are browned and thermometer inserted into filling registers 165 degrees. Transfer peppers to a platter, spooning tomato sauce from the pan over the peppers before serving. Garnish with additional grated cheese. Makes 4 servings.

Fresh shelled peas, braised with lettuce leaves, pearl onions, butter and herbs, makes for an exquisite side dish with a wide variety of entrées.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a baking sheet well with Pam. Place the peppers on the baking sheet, and poke each one once with a fork. Bake until most of the skin is charred and the pep-

Use roasted red peppers for making pepper salad, or simply drizzle them with garlic-mashed olive oil for use on antipastos, sandwiches or as a spread for bruschetta appetizers. C




pers are slightly collapsed, about 30 to 40 minutes. Cover the peppers with clean kitchen towels; let cool to room temperature. Core, seed and peel the roasted peppers before using.





B-2 Peninsula Clarion, Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Grannie Annie is the author of Grannie Annie Cookbook series, featuring Alaskan recipes and stories

About Alaskan Summers


ishing, camping, traveling, visitors and mosquito’s You are truly an Alaskan if you smell like mosquito repellent and fish in the summer. Or campfire smoke and mosquito repellent. A weekend on the river banks of the Kenai or Kasilof River or subsistence fishing on the beaches means daylight most of the time - not knowing what time it is - or for that matter, not caring. Summer has arrived and so has the fishing and traveling, visitors, camping and, oh yes, the mosquito’s or for some, it means your relatives and friends come to see you from the “Lower 48.” Take your visitors to see Homer, a three hour drive if you stop at the mouth of the Anchor River for lunch. It takes about 4 four hours from Anchorage to Kenai because of the traffic and motor homes on the road. Also be sure and stop at Portage Glacier turn off, for the most interesting Animal Reserve, with almost all the animals and their babies of Alaska. A most important and informative stop! It takes that long from Kenai to Homer if there is heavy motor home traffic. It also takes 3 to 4 hours to Seward from Kenai, if you dilly-dally along the may even take 5 hours! Seward has the Kenai Fjords tours out into the Resurrection Bay to see the puffins, seals, otters, whales and eagles and the beautiful mountain peaks. Go to the Seward Salmon Derby Days or on the Fourth of July and watch all those muscle guys and gals in shorts and shirts, run up and back down Mount Marathon. Chances are the person who won is your neighbor. Be sure and pick a place to watch that serves ice cream cones and cold drinks close by, because it is one of the hottest days in Seward. Top the day off by visiting the Sea Life Center. Give yourself plenty of time because you can spend hours and hours learning about the habitat of the seals, otters, whales, octopus, jelly fish, the diving Muirs and other sea birds as well as all the other creatures of the sea. Homer has many charters to take you to all the bays across the Inlet and out into Kachamak Bay, to go site seeing or go fishing and catch your limit. The scenery is just stunning. The Homer Spit and the boat harbor are worth walking the marina to see all the beautiful boats. How about walking the Homer Spit to see the Salty Dawg and all the little shops . Looking up the shrimp and crab man and pay the price for the wonderful seafood. When

Grannie Annie

you head home we used to stop at the Anchor River Inn for a great seafood dinner. Try fishing by charter boat out of Anchor River boat launch for a big halibut fishing trip. Or by charter, take off from the shores of Cook Inlet in Ninilchik. This means you get up early, early and be at the boat launch at 4:30 in the morning with rain gear, your lunch and drink. You will be out on the water in a well equipped fishing boat, hopefully catching the “big one.” Going back when the boat gets to the beach, there is a tractor waiting to pull the boat up on the trailer so you can get off the boat with your catch of the day. Most fishing guides clean and prepare your fish for freezing and shipping. Then there is the long ride home well after 9 in the evening - but oh well, it is still day light out!! Don’t forget to take your visitors to the old mining towns, Valdez, Hope, Whittier. . Or experience the ride from Anchorage to Whittier on the Alaskan railroad to meet a cruise ship to take you to Valdiez and places beyond. How about a train trip to Fairbanks? The highlight is a stop at Mt. McKinley (Denali as the natives named it) and the slow ride over the Hurricane Bridge. Get off the Alaska Railroad at Denali and take the bus ride to see the “mountain” up close or the long trip on the old bus to Kantishna Lodge. Back on the train headed for Fairbanks to see the great mining areas and the great park at “Alaska Land” with all the museums of the old time mining, general homestead living and the a wonderful museum that houses the pioneers of the beginning of aviation era in Alaska. How about a beautiful boat ride down the Chena River Our summer visitors from the Lower 48 states get a peek at our home-style Alaska living. The first thing most of our visitors say - “it’s so quiet here” and “do you live here year round?” Comment range from “it’s so beautiful and how much snow do you get?” We have answers for all the


My favorite rhubarb recipe so far this year. I have made several dozen questions, after all we have of these and plan on making dozens more. told “our story” many times to visitors through the years. 1 1/2 cups brown sugar Cream butter and sugar with hand mixer, We gladly take them to our 1/2 cup butter softened add the rest of ingredietns. Spoon into prefavorite fishing holes and other 2 eggs pared muffin tins. favorite places to go, because, 2 cups flour Top with: you see, summer time in Alas1 tsp soda 1/2 cup brown sugar ka is our vacation along with 1 tsp cinnamon 3 tsp cinnamon our many visitors. When they 1 cup buttermilk or sour milk 1 tsp nutmeg get ready to leave, give a call 2 cups fresh rhubarb cut in small pieces 3/4 cup walnuts-op to all your Alaskan neighbor 1 tsp vanilla Mix, sprinkle on and lightly press into batfriends and they will be right 1/2 cup chopped walnut - optional ter. Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes. Test to see if done. over with their favorite picnic dish and a big smile ready to meet a new friend from down below. Usually deep-fried beer batter salmon and halibut is what we serve around a bon fire at the Ricks Ranch. We show them our backThe biscuits are baked over a campfire or or grill. In the medium hot skillet, squeeze yard, fishing at Bishop Creek on a grill on the iron skillet you cooked the dough out into skillet. Smooth with a greased and Swanson River and show bacon in. spoon. Cover with foil. Fire should be medium them our very favorite place Cook 4 slices of bacon in iron skillet over hot to cook quickly about 15 minutes, turning to go almost every week, medium hot grill or campfire. Remove bacon skillet at times. Captain Cook Park. We look and pour off all but about 2 tblsp of bacon If the top is not cooked, slide out of skilacross Cook Inlet to the land grease. let onto a bacon greased cookie sheet. Place of 10,000 Smokes, volcanoes IN A Ziploc BAG place: the skillet upside down over the bisquits, then in every stage of eruption. On 1 3/4 cups Bisquick carefull flip top into the bottom of skillet. Bake a very clear day we see Denali 1/2 cup of Bob’s beer-warm 5 minutes. Cut in wedges and serve from skilin the distance.There are oil 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper let with metled butter, maple syrup or jelly or rigs standing on legs stickCrumbled bacon pieces jam of choice. ing up out of the swift water Close bag and knead carefully until just If you are ambitious - how about biscuits of Cook Inlet. Usually we can mixed. Place skillet back on medium hot coals and gravy? name each and every one of the 12 to15 rigs. But the most important of all is to stop and smell the Fireweed blossoms and the I use the basic Potato Soup recipe or you 1 teaspon thyme-optional wild Sitka roses and show can use the following in a large soup pot. 1/4 tsp each of dill weed and black pepper them your favorite spot to pick Melt 2 tblsp butter and saute Simmer until slightly thick, stir constantblueberries, raspberries, wild 1 cup onions ly. strawberries and currents. You 1/2 cup sliced celery Add: do warn them of the “Devils Add: 1 pint of canned salmon - dark pieces and Club” that attacks you if you 1 cup diced new potatos and cover barely bones removed. wander too far off the beaten with water and simmer until potatoes are just (add the salmon liquid to the pot) path,. Watch out for those tender. Simmer but DO NOT BOIL. devilish sticker bushes and Mix 2 tblsp melted butter with 2 tblsp flour Add if you like, that big ol’ bear that may be and stir into 2 cans of evaporated milk. 1 cup of shredded Pepper-Jack cheese. watching YOU pick HIS blueAdd to soup pot along with: Stir and serve in large bowls. 2 tblps parsley So good! berries. We tell them of our “bear encounters” and Momma moose and her babies. We end the summer days around Bob’s bon fire telling tall tales of Alaska. Most of them are 1 pint canned salmon-or 2 cups cooked Drain salmon and reserved 1/3 cup liquid, true!! If you are lucky you salmon flakes salmon. Combine salmon with breadwill hear Bob read his favorite + 1/3 cup chicken broth crumbs, onions and parsley. Add reserve stories from Robert Service. 1 cup fine dry bread crumbs or fine crushed- salmon liquid, eggs, lemon juice, pepper and Our visitors this year were saltine cracker crumbs mayonnaise, mix well. Shape into patties. Put early, along with the mos1 2 / cup chopped onion on small cookie sheet and let set to absorb quito’s, Bobs son, Mugs, 1 4 / cup chopped parsley breadcrumbs for 20 min. Reshape if neceswife Nicole and children, 2 eggs sary. Robert, Brady and Brittney 2 tablespoons lemon juice Fry in oil over medium heat until lightly from Wyoming and Bob’s 1 tablespoon mayonnaise browned on both sides. daughter Daphene, husband 1 8 / teaspoon pepper Serve hot with lemon wedges or makes a Jeff and their daughter Astin 2 tablespoons oil or more for frying great fish sandwich. from Utah, were our guest Lemon wedges for garnish for a week of fun and laughter. Four grandkids was a big source of our pleasure and put big smiles on Grandpa Bob’s face. We made a trip to Homer he series is written by a 44 year resident of Alaska, Ann Berg of Nikiski. Ann shares to see all the sites and stayed her collections of recipes from family and friends. She has gathered recipes for more at Glacier View Cabins for the that 50 years. Some are her own creation. Her love of recipes and food came from night. Highlights were the two her Mother, a self taught wonderful cook. hour power outage, but like She hopes you enjoy the recipes and that the stories will bring a smile to your day. true Alaskans we made the Grannie Annie can be reached at best of it, making a fire in the fireplace - grilling steaks and roasting marshmallows for some-mores. Their visit was Cookbooks make great gifts! one we will never ever forget The “Grannie Annie” Cook Book Series includes: “Grannie Annie’s Cookin’ on the Woodstove”; in the Land of the Midnight “Grannie Annie’s Cookin’ at the Homestead”; “Grannie Annie’s Cookin’ Fish from Cold Alaskan WaSun. ters”; and “Grannie Annie’s Eat Dessert First.” They are available at M & M Market in Nikiski.





Fears of a beer-free Utah Oktoberfest dry up By ANNIE KNOX Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — The beer will flow at a Utah Oktoberfest, after the state liquor board backed off its warning that the long-running German celebration of all things ale could go dry this year. Utah’s state liquor board on Tuesday voted unanimously to grant a license for Snowbird Ski Resort’s 12-week event, now in its fourth decade. “It’s clear that this is a valuable community event,” said board Chairman David Gladwell, “and that there’s tremendous community support.” Resort managers say next to a fresh batch of snow, Oktoberfest is the resort’s second biggest draw. Oktoberfest proponents say the celebration isn’t just about beer, but showcases food, folk dancing and other activities, fueling an otherwise slow season for northern Utah tourism. Earlier this year, the state liquor board warned Snowbird that it might withhold the liquor permit, reserving it instead for a charitable event.

‘It’s clear that this is a valuable community event,and that there’s tremendous community support.’ — Chairman David Gladwell, board Chairman The commission cited a stricter interpretation of the law in issuing the warning when questioned by Utah lawmakers. But it agreed to rethink the new approach. Commissioners said earlier this month they were simply trying to “tighten up” oversight of such permits. It was a fair move, board member Jeff Wright told reporters after the meeting. “We’re allowed discretion,” he said. Under state law, the board must adhere to Utah code set by the Legislature. A Utah lawmaker is drafting legislation that would ensure one business’ license request doesn’t take priority over another. “I was torqued. I wasn’t happy” about the board suggesting that charities be favored over

businesses, Curt Oda, R-Clearfield said Monday evening. If the commission chooses one qualified business over another, “would that not be discrimination?” he asked. It’s the latest flashpoint in the policing of Utah’s unique liquor laws. Last year, the beverage control department came under fire for citing restaurants serving patrons alcohol without first making sure they intended to stay and eat. The state relaxed its heavyhanded liquor laws in 2009, when it stopped requiring bars to operate as members-only social clubs. But officials rejected further revisions this year after Mormon church leaders defended Utah’s liquor laws, saying they keep people safe. Snowbird’s Oktoberfest attracts about 60,000 people. It kicks off Aug. 16. C




AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Kim Raff, File

In this Aug. 18, 2012, file photo, people dance as Salzburger Echo performs traditional music during Snowbird’s 40th annual Oktoberfest Celebration at Snowbird Ski Resort in Utah. The beer will flow at the Utah Oktoberfest, after the state liquor board backed off its warning that the German celebration of all things ale could go dry this year. Utah’s state liquor board on Tuesday, voted unanimously to grant a license for Snowbird Ski Resort’s 12-week event now in its fourth decade.









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Homer Electric Association, Inc., is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill an Assistant Engineering Services Supervisor in our Kenai office. The Assistant Engineering Services Supervisor is responsible for assisting in providing inspections of design and construction of HEA/AEEC Transmission and Distribution lines and equipment; assist in monitoring compliance with engineering and construction standards as well as development of standards; assist Engineering Services Supervisor to review work orders, staking sheets and procedures for these activities; maintain processes for accounting and material reconciliation; coordinate with government, local agencies and other utilities for sharing graphics information and joint graphics standards; and provide backup support for customer service complaints to the Engineering Services Department.

Full Time, Year Round, Full Benefits after 60 days

Kenai Peninsula College is looking for an exceptional individual to fill the position of Educational Technology Team Lead Instructional Designer. This is a 12 month, fulltime position at level 81, step 1; $2,350.40 bi-weekly salary, beginning October, 2014. Tuition waivers included with benefits package. Applications will be accepted until the position is closed. This position leads the KPC Educational Technology Team and serves as the lead Instructional Designer for the system of KPC campuses. The successful candidate will work with faculty and staff to conduct activities enhancing campus-based, distance, and hybrid education, providing support to faculty and staff for instructional design and educational technology to enhance effectiveness, collaborating to determine best tools and provides individual and group training. For more information about the position, and to apply for this position go to KPC's employment page at

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The successful candidate will demonstrate an Associates Degree in surveying/civil engineering, or related field. Additionally, five years of related work experience is required. An additional four years of related experience may be substituted for the degree requirements. Applications may be completed on line at If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at (907) 235-3369 or HEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer; Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

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Riverside Assisted Living is seeking: Registered Nurse for staff training, assessments and medication management, must enjoy working with the senior population.

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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.

Want to work at a growing company that invests in you? Want to work in the ever evolving technology industry? Interested in a fast paced career in sales?

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The Peninsula Clarion has an immediate opening for a full time clerk. Minimum 2 year experience in business/ office environment. Strong customer service, phone etiquette, and computer experience a must. Job entails legal ad entry & billing, filing & basic accounting skills. Please drop off resume at: 150 Trading Bay Rd. Suite 1, Kenai

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Mental Health Clinician 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.

Part/Full Time Medical Receptionist

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

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.

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


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


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


SEEKING A highly self motivated, multitasking person that is pleasant and willing to give their job 100%. This position will have a number of responsibilities including but not limited to:

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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!

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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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1. Billing Medicare, private insurance, workers compensation insurance and personal injury insurance claims, as well as individual billing. 2. Front desk duties, answering phones, scheduling appointments, interacting with clients with a friendly positive attitude. 3. Office organization and cleanliness. 4. Work as an addition to the team.

Duties: Education, support, advocacy for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Requirements: Understanding of DV/SA and victim issues, excellent communication skills, knowledge of available community resources, ability to work with diverse population, model non-violent discipline techniques, ability to function both independently and on a team, calm in crisis. Shift work, hours vary. High school diploma or equivalent required, degree in related field preferred. Full-time position, including benefits. Resume and cover letter to Executive Director, The LeeShore Center, 325 S. Spruce St., Kenai, AK 99611 by 5pm July 9, 2014. EOE

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KENAI RIVER FRONT HOME. World-Class SALMON FISHING out your back door! 5-Bedroom, 3-Bath Ranch home, att, heated 4+ car gar. Open kitchen, dining/ living area with 5 picture windows all with views of the river! 112' RIVER frontage. 48' Aluminum dock with fish cleaning table/ sink/ water. Nat. Gas heat, Wood stove, Automatic backup generator. Landscaped yard with Fire Pit/ view of the Kenai Mtns. For MORE INFO See: Call: (907)252-4671 $749,000. FSBO



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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.


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.

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.

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

Cabins 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.

Garage Sales PARKVIEW APARTMENTS Annual Garage Sale Columbine St., Soldotna Wednesday- Sunday 10am- 5pm Multi-families. Weather permitting. Household items, children’s clothing, tools, boat, tons of goodies!

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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NIKISKI 3-Bedroom, 2.5-baths, large kitchen with island, wood burning stove, 2-car garage. approximately 2000sqft., on 2 acres. Very peaceful, a lot of wildlife. $310,000. (907)776-8487, (907)394-1122

Land 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.

CABIN Furnished, Sterling, 1-bedroom, quiet, utilities included. No Pets/ smoking. $815. month. (907)262-5325

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‘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

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 !!!

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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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

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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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Woman is puzzled by guy who refuses to get naked was less between you when you are in his arms. DEAR ABBY: My fiancee and I work full time. We are trying to save for our wedding and a deposit for a house. The trouble is, after paying rent, bills and day-today expenses, we are left with next to nothing. I played poker when I was in college, which generated a Abigail Van Buren nice income during my late teens and early 20s. A few months back, I decided to pick it up again and found a group of people who like to play. Since then, I have been playing four hours two or three nights a week, and it has generated an extra monthly income of $1,000 to $1,500. Our finances have improved a lot. There are nights my fiancee wants me to stay home. She says if I had a part-time job, she would understand why I couldn’t stay home on the days she asked. But to me, poker IS a part-time job, and it pays more than anything else I could find in this area. I play the same set schedule every week, so she

should know what nights I need to go in to “work.” What do you say? — ALL-IN IN VIRGINIA DEAR ALL-IN: You appear to be a skillful card player or a very lucky one. Assuming that the games in which you are participating are legal, I see nothing wrong with what you’re doing. Because your fiancee feels lonely when you’re not with her, suggest that she do something with friends or take up a hobby. After all, you’re doing this for the both of you, aren’t you? And this “part-time job” isn’t going to be forever. 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. Good advice for everyone — teens to seniors — is in “The Anger in All of Us and How to Deal With It.” To order, send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Anger Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)

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Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Gemini. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, June 25, 2014: This year you mobilize your creativity. You might be considering taking a special trip or simply adding to your life possibilities. You also will gain financially, as you are likely to receive a promotion and/or a pay raise. If you are single, you could lavish a bit too much attention on someone you care about. Hold back a little to allow the other party to come forward. If you are attached, the two of you will want to regain some of the romantic fervor of the past. You might try many different ways, but going away together as a couple will help. GEMINI understands you a little too well. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH Unexpected developments could pull you away from a key activity. Communication seems to flourish. If you encounter a difficulty, initiate a conversation with a friend, and he or she will offer feedback. Touch base with a difficult associate. Tonight: Go with the moment. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH You might be a lot friendlier than usual. Perhaps you have had a sudden insight or a revelation that points you to a new attitude. Don’t push someone away, if possible. Respect your differences. Tonight: Your significant other or best friend might be uptight. GEMINI (May 21-June 20)


HHHHH You’ll come up with many new ideas. You have a unique opportunity to share more of what is important to you. A discussion with a loved one could become animated, but not necessarily quarrelsome. Tonight: Be in the moment 100 percent. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Your ability to understand what is going on with a child or pal might be challenged. It seems as if the other party might feel criticized when any question or suggestion is made. You might want to keep your thoughts to yourself. Tonight: Stay close to home. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHHHYoumightdecidetofocuson a project and enlist others’ support. You could feel a bit odd around an associate or loved one. A real estate matter or domestic issue is likely to present a limitation. Don’t feel awkward — just handle the issue. Tonight: Join friends. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH Your ability to handle pressure emerges. There might be one area of your life where you overindulge in order to relieve some stress. Take action, and be willing to verbalize what is necessary to correct the situation. Tonight: Out till the wee hours. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH You might be more forceful than you realize. Share your bottom line with a friend in order to get some feedback. You have been more volatile lately, and it would be good for you to get advice from someone you respect. Tonight: Experiment with a new idea. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHH You could be pushing a lot

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harder than you realize. Listen to news more openly, and you’ll see how you can put a positive spin on a difficult situation. A new beginning becomes possible, especially if a close friend agrees with you. Tonight: Hang with a favorite person. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH You might need to have a long-overdue discussion.You seem to see a matter differently from how a partner or friend sees it. A conversation will be necessary, even if you see little chance for agreement. Clear the air. Tonight: Add a festive element to a get-together. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH Be more direct with someone in your life; otherwise, this person will have no way of knowing where you are coming from. You will be anchored in a discussion with a family member who likely will agree with you. Tonight: Get some exercise, then decide. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH A friend might express his or her caring in a way that inadvertently causes you a problem. Explain where you are coming from, and remain sensitive to this person’s feelings. Someone you look up to could cause a problem; he or she needs your time. Tonight: Ever playful. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH Take news with a grain of salt. One-on-one relating will take you down a new path. A partner could be angry and a bit upset. Give this person some space to consider his or her options. Stay as neutral and unreactive as possible. Tonight: Run an errand on the way home.

Freeze that fat! Dear Heloise: I always pour excess cooking fat into a glass jar rather than putting it down the sink, so it won’t clog drains. What I haven’t been able to figure out is how to dispose of the jar once it’s full. Do you have any hints? — Barbara V. in Virginia I do! Keep the jar in the freezer so the grease hardens, then simply place it in the trash on garbage day. When you collect the fat and grease from cooking certain foods and place it into a glass jar with a lid, first make sure the grease is completely cooled before putting it into the jar and then into the freezer. — Heloise

No mess Dear Heloise: I like cupcakes and muffins, but I hate the mess to clean up afterward. One evening, I was getting ready to mix up a package of muffin mix when I had to move a quart-size, plastic, zipper-top bag. A light bulb went off! I put the mix into the bag, added the wet ingredients, slid it shut and mixed by squeezing and pressing the bag together. I then cut the corner off the bag and squeezed the mix into the muffin cups. I pitched the bag into the garbage and put the muffins into the oven. No mess, no cleanup and no dishes to do. — Joanne F., via email

Crispy crust Dear Heloise: I got tired of frozen pizzas with white, limp-bottom crusts. My “thinking cap” was utilized, and I found a simple solution. I now put the baking-sheet pan into the oven while it heats. Then the frozen pizza goes on a hot pan, and the bottom crust bakes beautifully. — Betty B. in Florida


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DEAR ABBY: I met a guy four months ago. Our relationship is new and pretty casual for the most part. We like each other’s company and spend nights together, but when we’re intimate, he keeps his clothes on — boxers and all. He is only 26, but he has told me about past relationships, so I know he has had experience. Over the past two years he has lost almost 100 pounds. He looks great now — healthy and toned. I have seen him get in and out of the shower. (I noticed a little excess skin on his stomach, but not much.) It’s really weird. I don’t feel comfortable taking my own clothes off when he doesn’t. This isn’t exactly a deal breaker for me, as I obviously am attracted to him. I just would like him to be comfortable with me. Should I address this with him, and if so, how? Or should I just leave it be for now? — AWKWARD SITUATION IN GEORGIA DEAR AWKWARD: It’s apparent that he still has body issues having to do with his extreme weight loss. If you know him well enough to spend nights at his house, you should be able to communicate with him about sex on a mature level and tell him the experience would be more satisfying for you if there






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