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WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014 Soldotna-Kenai, Alaska

Vol. 44, Issue 252

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SoHi turf on track

Question Do you agree with barbless hook catchand-release restrictions for Kenai River king salmon? n Yes n No To place your vote and comment, visit our Web site at www. peninsulaclarion. com. Results and selected comments will be posted each Tuesday in the Clarion, and a new question will be asked. Suggested questions may be submitted online or e-mailed to

Project nears completion By KAYLEE OSOWSKI Peninsula Clarion

In the news Alaska sets record for number of visitors





ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska has set a record for the number of tourists visiting the nation’s northernmost state. The State Division of Economic Development in a release says Alaska had 1.96 million visitors between May 1, 2013, and April 30, 2014. That beats the previous mark by 5,000 visitors set during the 2007-2008 year. There were 1.8 million visitors last year. Commerce Commissioner Susan Bell attributes the increase to increased cruise ship calls in Alaska, and new national and international air service routes. The state also instituted an advertising campaign aimed at winter travelers.

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Ally Schuetzler glances at her daughter Riley Schuetzler, 5, as the two check out a book at the Kenai Community Library Tuesday in Kenai.

Library nominated for award Kenai’s community programs draw senator’s attention By DAN BALMER Peninsula Clarion

In honor of the 75th anniversary of DC Comics’ Batman, the Kenai Community Library is holding a superhero contest and Comic Con through Saturday. The children’s program is one of the many installments that have made the Kenai Community Library one of six institutions in the state nominated for a national service award. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski included Kenai on a short list for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service,

‘We offer a unique variety of services that are not easily available outside of big cities.’ — Mary Jo Joiner, Kenai library director an award that recognizes places that make significant contributions to their communities. According to a Friday press release from Murkowski’s office, selected insti-

tutions demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service, exceeding levels of community outreach. Kenai Library Director Mary Jo Joiner said being nominated for such a prestigious award is an honor. “I am thrilled Sen. Murkowski included us among such great civic centers around the state,” Joiner said. “It is nice to get recognized and would be fabulous if we received national recognition for being a small library.” Joiner said other services that led to the nomination include the taxpayer advocate service, which allows library usSee AWARD, page A-14

With a few final things left to do, the Soldotna High School turf track and field project is on schedule to be completed before the first home football game for the Stars. As long as the weather continues to cooperate, stripers are scheduled to finalize the track portion of the facility next week, the center-field logo has to be finished and the protective fencing needs to be constructed, Mark Fowler, Kenai Peninsula Borough purchasing and contracting officer, said. “The project is moving forward and on schedule,” Fowler said. “It should be complete by August 22.” With football practice for the SoHi Stars beginning Aug. 4, Fowler should the team should be able to utilize the field for practice. SoHi Principal Todd Syverson said having a quality turf surface puts the student players on the same level as Anchorage and Matanuska-Susitna Borough athletes. “Having that type of a quality surface to practice, to play games on, it’s just going to up See TURF, page A-14

Sonar estimates Estimated late run kings in the Kenai River: n Monday: 371 n So far: 6,834 Estimated Kenai River reds: n Monday: 63,954 n So far: 497,160 Russian River reds weir count: n Monday: 161 n So far: 1,871 Estimated Kasilof River reds: n Monday: 16,926 n So far: 348,593 — Alaska Department of Fish and Game

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Parnell leads pack with cash on hand JUNEAU (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Byron Mallott brought in nearly $300,000 during the latest fundraising period, more than Republican Gov. Sean Parnell. But Parnell had $450,000 available as of Friday. Mallott had about $66,000, plus $10,000 in debts. Bill Walker, who finished behind Parnell in the 2010 gubernatorial primary and is running this time as an independent, brought in nearly $260,000, $170,000 of which he personally contributed. He had about $115,000 available, according to a filing with the Alaska Public Offices Commission. Parnell is seeking his second full term in office. He took over

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Fire watch

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A forestry service helicopter circles a neighborhood near Cannery Beach Road where reports were made of a brush fire Tuesday in Kenai. Division of Forestry spokesperson Patrick Quiner said smoke reported on Float Plane Road turned out to be a permitted burn that had been monitored. The call came around the same time as a report of a small brush fire on Bridge Access Road that was put out a couple minutes later.

Voters take up oil tax debate before referendum By ELWOOD BREHMER Morris News Service-Alaska Alaska Journal of Commerce

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as governor in 2009, when Sarah Palin resigned, and was elected in his own right in 2010. Walker, in a release, said he’s been able to run a “lean, but very effective, machine” with a network of statewide volunteers. He said the campaign has more momentum than money, but it has used its funds wisely, including securing ad buys into the fall. It’s not clear yet whether Walker will put any more of his own money toward his run, Walker campaign spokeswoman Lindsay Hobson said. He chose to run as an independent so he could focus on Alaskans, not platforms, she said by email.

The public was encouraged to participate in an oil tax discussion last week during a debate between current and former state government officials broadcast across Alaska. Voters will have the final say on the issue August 19 when they either vote “yes” on Ballot Measure 1 to repeal the current

oil tax structure known as Senate Bill 21, or “no” to keep SB 21 in place. Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, who has been at the forefront of the “Repeal the Giveaway” movement against Gov. Sean Parnell’s SB 21, and Juneau natural resources attorney Lisa Weissler sat on the “yes” side of the table at Juneau’s Mendenhall Valley Public Library July 14. Opposing them was Jim

Clark, former chief of staff to Gov. Frank Murkowski and Murkowski’s former Revenue Commissioner and Alaska Electric Light and Power Co. chief Bill Corbus. Alaskans from Craig, Dillingham, Bethel, Anchorage and Kenai were encouraged to question the four-person panel via videoconference. Juneau Votes, a non-partisan group aimed at increasing voter turnout, coordinated the deC




bate. Gara opened his remarks by calling SB 21, which lowered the state’s take of oil profits at high prices, a “pathway to poverty” for Alaska. He said repealing SB 21 and going back to ACES, the progressive oil tax structure that increases the state production tax as market prices rise, is in line with the state constitution’s mandate to maximize the use of Alaska’s resources for the benefit of all

Alaskans. “(The constitution) requires us to get the maximum benefit possible because we own the oil,” Gara said. “It’s how we fund our schools, our construction jobs, our roads, our infrastructure, our energy progress.” Corbus said nearly half of the state’s jobs are tied to the oil industry in some way and that SB 21 encourages short and long term investment that will See DEBATE, page A-5





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AccuWeather 5-day forecast for Kenai-Soldotna

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10:10 a.m. (0.6) 10:08 p.m. (4.9)

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8:19 a.m. (0.7) 8:17 p.m. (5.0)

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7:15 a.m. (0.7) 7:13 p.m. (5.0)

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24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. 0.00" Month to date ............................ 1.83" Normal month to date .............. 1.20" Year to date .............................. 8.00" Normal year to date ................. 6.25" Record today ................. 0.70" (1960) Record for July ............. 5.02" (1958) Record for year ............ 27.09" (1963)

Juneau 62/52

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Spotty thunderstorms will occur in the South today. Drenching, gusty and locally severe storms will stretch from Arkansas to Maine. Rain, mountain snow and strong thunderstorms will affect the Northwest.

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Valdez Kenai/ 59/46 Soldotna Homer

Cold Bay 59/53


High ............................................... 58 Low ................................................ 47 Normal high .................................. 65 Normal low .................................... 49 Record high ........................ 78 (1955) Record low ......................... 39 (1965)

Kenai/ Soldotna 63/50 Seward 59/50 Homer 61/51

Anchorage 66/55

Bethel 53/47

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Talkeetna 65/51 Glennallen 60/43

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Police investigate pastry vandalism HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — There’s mischief afoot in one suburban Portland neighborhood, but police say it doesn’t involve the typical spray paint or broken windows. No, we’re talking pastry here. One woman told officers she’s seen more than a dozen incidents of food smeared on cars. Not just pastry, but yogurt, cakes and eggs. She alerted police July 11. The next day, another woman told police her vehicle had been hit six times — twice with a maple bar, once with a cinnamon doughnut, once with pink yogurt, once with “bread soaked in a white slimy liquid” and once with red potato salad. The crime wave in a northeast Hillsboro neighborhood has been going on for six weeks, The Oregonian reported Monday. Lt. Mike Rouches says officers are investigating and extra patrols have been added. Still, he adds, “In my 25 years in police services, I have never investigated or seen a criminal mischief involving pastries.”

Oil Prices Monday’s prices not available

Tuesday Stocks Company Final Change Agrium Inc................91.53 +0.26 Alaska Air Group...... 48.87 +0.52 ACS...........................1.69 -0.02 Apache Corp...........103.12 +4.56 AT&T........................ 35.94 -0.02 Baker Hughes...........74.69 +0.36 BP ........................... 50.97 +0.25 Chevron.................. 132.58 +1.29 ConocoPhillips......... 86.02 +1.49 ExxonMobil............. 103.54 +0.46 1st Natl. Bank AK...1,730.00 — GCI...........................11.00 +0.04 Halliburton............... 73.29 +2.29 Harley-Davidson...... 63.46 -3.62 Home Depot............ 80.54 +0.83 McDonald’s.............. 96.27 -1.28 Safeway................... 34.79 -0.03 Schlumberger..........113.41 +0.37 Tesoro.......................57.98 +0.75 Walmart................... 76.64 -0.13 Wells Fargo...............51.35 +0.30 Gold closed............1,306.50 -6.05 Silver closed............ 20.95 +0.02 Dow Jones avg......17,113.54 +61.81 NASDAQ................4,456.02 +31.31 S&P 500................1,983.53 +9.90 Stock prices provided by the Kenai Peninsula Edward Jones offices. C





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Peninsula Clarion, Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Community Calendar Today 8 a.m. • Alcoholics Anonymous As Bill Sees It Group, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway Unit 71 (Old Carrs Mall). Call 3989440. 10:30 a.m. • Pre-School Storytime at the Soldotna Public Library. Call 262-4227. 11 a.m. • Redoubt Homemakers at Nikiski Fire Station No. 1. • Wee Read at the Kenai Community Library Noon • Alcoholics Anonymous recovery 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 support group “Clean Machine” at Central Peninsula Hospital’s Redoubt Room, 250 Hospital Place, Soldotna. Call 907-335-9456. • 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. The Community Calendar lists recurring events and meetings of local organizations. To have your event listed, email organization name, day or days of meeting, time of meeting, place, and a contact phone number to news@

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The Peninsula Clarion strives to report the deaths of all current and former Peninsula residents. Notices should be received within three months of the death. We offer two types of death reports: Pending service/Death notices: Brief notices listing full name, age, date and place of death; and time, date and place of service. These are published at no charge. Obituaries: The Clarion charges a fee to publish obituaries. Obituaries are prepared by families, funeral homes, crematoriums, and are edited by our staff according to newspaper guidelines. Obituaries up to 300 words are charged $50, which includes a one-year online guest book memoriam to on Legacy. com. Obituaries up to 500 words are charged $100, which also includes the one-year online guest book memoriam. Tax is not included. All charges include publication of a black and white photo. Obituaries outside these guidelines are handled by the Clarion advertising department. How to submit: Funeral homes and crematoriums routinely submit completed obituaries to the newspaper. Obituaries may also be submitted directly to the Clarion, online at, or by mail to: Peninsula Clarion, P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, Alaska, 99611. Pre-payment must accompany all submissions not already handled by a funeral home or crematorium. Deadlines: Submissions for Tuesday – Friday editions must be received by 2 p.m. the previous day. Submissions for Sunday and Monday editions must be received by 3 p.m. Friday. We do not process obituaries on Saturdays or Sundays unless submitted by funeral homes or crematoriums. Obituaries are placed on a space-available basis, prioritized by dates of local services. Copyright: All death notices and obituaries become property of the Clarion and may not be republished in any format. For more information, call the Clarion at 907-283-7551.

Around the Peninsula Food Bank’s Soup Supper on the calendar The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank’s annual fundraiser, the Soup Supper and Auction will be held on August 23 at Kenai Central High School beginning at 5:30 p.m. During the fundraiser, each ticket holder enjoys delicious soup and receives a hand thrown bowl by local potters. The keepsake bowls are donated by members of the Kenai Potters’ Guild and local artists. The soups are complemented with breads and desserts including a chocolate fountain. The fundraiser features a silent and live auction including wooden bowls, travel items, gift certificates for services and many other items. For up to date donations, please go to For tickets, call 262-3111 or stop by the Food Bank at 33955 Community College Drive in Soldotna. Tables for 8 may be reserved by calling the Food Bank. Tickets are also available at Charlotte’s in Kenai and River City Books in Soldotna. Tickets are $40 each and beginning August 1 they are $50. Volunteers needed now and on August 23.

Run for Women registration open; volunteers needed Registration for the 27th Annual Kenai Peninsula Run for Women is now open. This is a certified 5-kilometer and 10-kilometer race that will be held at the Kenai City Park. The event is August 9 and is open to women and girls of all ages. To promote healthy families, we are encouraging participation of male youth age 17 and under. Volunteers are needed to staff water tables, help serve lunch, and to staff safety positions along the race route. Safety volunteers (flaggers) will need to take a short safety course at the Kenai Police Department a few days before the run. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 283-9479 for further information.


lometer 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.

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 are no fees.

Golf tournament to benefit Habitat for Humanity The Central Peninsula Habitat for Humanity annual golf tournament will be August 9 at Kenai Golf Course. Get your team together for this very fun fundraiser tournament. More information is available at the golf course, along with team forms, or call Sharon at 262-7534.

Physicals available for SoHi athletes

Central Peninsula Rehabilitation will be sponsoring free physicals for all Soldotna High School student athletes on Thursday at 5 p.m. in the SoHi commons. Anyone interested in participating in SoHi football is required to attend. Gear checkTri the Kenai rescheduled for Sept. 7 out and required paperwork will be completed at this time. If The Tri the Kenai triathlon has been rescheduled for Sept. you have any questions, please contact Coach Brantley at 3987. Registration for the new date will be open until Sept. 2. The 8862. triathlon, staged at Skyview Middle School, includes a sprint Submit announcements to triathlon (500-yard pool swim, 10-mile road bicycle ride, 5-ki-

Mystery flags appear atop Brooklyn Bridge NEW YORK (AP) — Police are searching for four or five people they believe scaled to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge’s two towers in the dead of night, disabled lights illuminating two large American flags and then replaced the flags with bleached-white ones. The security breach at one of the city’s most secured landmarks didn’t appear to be the work of terrorists or even a political statement, said the police department’s deputy commissioner for counterterrorism and intelligence, but was likely done by people familiar with climbing or bridgework who may even have scaled the bridge before. “We don’t take these things lightly, or as a joke, or as art or within the realm of speech,” John Miller said. “These are

issues of trespass — they put themselves in danger, they put others in danger — and that’s why we investigate it.” Video footage of the security breach shows the unidentified people walking on the bridge’s footpath at about 3:10 a.m., and 20 minutes later the light on the bridge’s Brooklyn tower flickers and goes dark, Miller said. The same thing happens about 12 minutes later on the Manhattan tower, he said. Locked gates midway up the main cables leading to the tops of the towers didn’t appear to have been tampered with, suggesting the climbers scaled them to reach the top, Miller said. Two police cars sit at either end of the bridge, which stretches the East River connecting lower Manhattan and





Brooklyn, and are fed real-time security camera footage trained on areas affecting the structural integrity of the bridge, Miller said, but those cameras didn’t capture the flag bandits. At about 5:30 a.m., construction workers noticed the white flags, apparently American flags about 20 feet by 11 feet and perhaps commercial grade, with faded stars and stripes, police said. Police removed the white flags just before noon. The flags fly from above the pillars year-round and are replaced by transportation workers when they become frayed about every two months, police said. They are lit from the bottom by a lamp at the base of each tower at night — lights that were covered by aluminum foil cooking sheets secured with zip ties, Miller said. More than 120,000 vehicles, 4,000 pedestrians and 3,100 bicyclists cross the Brooklyn Bridge every day, said the city’s Department of Transportation, which maintains it. Tourist Johan Lund, from Stockholm, Sweden, crossed

the bridge Tuesday and did a double take when he noticed the white flags flapping in the wind. “Wasn’t there an American flag there yesterday?” he said to himself. High-profile breaches have been made before. In April, a street artist who filmed his effort scaling the Ed Koch-Queensboro Bridge as part of an art installation was arrested on criminal trespass and other charges. And in March, four skydiving enthusiasts were charged with reckless endangerment for sneaking into 1 World Trade Center, the nation’s tallest building, months earlier and filming their jump from atop it.

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What Others Say

What to do about Juneau’s downtown Juneau, we have a problem.

That’s the shared sentiment of many business owners, employees and residents in regard to the state of downtown Juneau. A short documentary filmed by Pat Race — and paid for by Senate building owner Bruce Denton — captured what many residents see on a daily basis and what others try and turn away from: public inebriation, littered sidewalks, smoldering cigarette butt receptacles and dilapidated structures. Most residents have seen one or more of these, but the documentary — shown to small, select groups at the Gold Town Nickelodeon in recent weeks — allowed viewers to see Juneau through the same, unfiltered lens. Members of the Juneau Empire’s editorial board and Capital City Weekly staff were given a private screening as well. It’s evident from the images in the documentary and interviews seen in the film (and conducted by us) that downtown Juneau has problems. Some can be addressed with a broom and dustpan, others with a fresh coat of paint, but most are severe and involve obnoxious behavior and a lost sense of safety that can’t be easily regained. Denton and Race kept their viewing audiences small and by invitation only because they don’t want to paint Juneau in a negative light. They love this city, as do the majority of people who call Juneau home, but when downtown stores start closing shop early and employees consider quitting because they’re harassed on the sidewalks, something must be done. What that something is, however, will be for civic leaders and the community to decide. Denton, Race and many others are trying to tackle the issue through community discussions, outreach and an open exchange of dialogue. Some ideas to deal with public intoxication and vagrancy range from more resources directed to mental health issues to creating a wet shelter where drinking is allowed. Members of the Empire’s editorial board are reserving judgment for now as to what can and should be done. We hope others in the community will do the same. Now is the time for a free exchange of ideas and open dialogue to weigh all available options and find solutions that are both economically feasible and socially acceptable. Much of Juneau’s homeless problem is connected to mental health and chemical dependency issues. They won’t be fixed with a one-size-fits-all approach. However, acknowledging we have a problem is the first step. Keeping open minds and open hearts while looking for answers is the next. ... We’d like to hear from all of you — business owners and employees, residents and city leaders, mental health advocates and those experiencing homelessness — about your idea. If you want to get involved in a physical way, there’s an opportunity for all residents to make a difference during a community clean-up effort at 8 a.m. July 25. We may not be able to fix all of downtown Juneau’s problems immediately, but cleaning our streets will be a good first step. — Juneau Empire, July 16

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It’s a journalist’s worst nightmare: We discover that nobody cares about our stories because they’re predictable and boring. That certainly seems to be the case for those of us here in Washington, but it’s true throughout our industry. We keep on regurgitating the same stuff and spend a lot of energy doing it. Face it: It’s the same bit, different day. It’s time to save time, to say nothing of big money. So, as a public service, let’s concoct reports where all you have to do is fill in the blanks. For example: “Medical researchers at (institution) have discovered in (animal) a (protein, enzyme, stem cell) that causes (disease). If confirmed in a larger study, the scientists will apply for authorization to conduct human trials that could lead to a better understanding of (disease) and possible new protocols. They emphasize that any advances in treatment will take five to 10 years to develop.” How many times have we seen minor variations of that one? Or in the business section: “(Airline) announced today that it will now be charging a $25 fee for passengers’ (essential travel item). Other carriers quickly stated that they would follow suit. One executive was overheard saying, ‘Why didn’t we think of that?’” And this one has become routine: “(Federal agency) has agreed to a settlement with (bank), which will pay $(number) billion in fines for fraudulent mortgage practices dur-

Letters to the Editor Resident has lots of questions about animal control I’ve been thinking about the “limited animal control” recently discussed in the Borough Assembly and that has been passed on to the ballot for voters to decide. Before we get sentimental about the situation, and I say that because it’s easy to be distracted from reality when the issue is about children or puppies, we should ask some serious questions. Who came up with the start-up costs? How was that determined, line-by-line? To whom and to what would that apply? Who came up with the particular number of .02 for a mill rate increase to cover ongoing costs? Is this scheme going to go up for bid, or is it “understood” that someone in particular will be in charge of this “limited” animal control? Have those Assembly members that think this is acceptable actually considered the cost to cover the geographical area involved? What about equipment costs, maintenance, replacement of gear, fuel costs, and so on? How many vehicles will be needed? How many people will need to be hired to cover the peninsula? Has any sort of cap on costs been put in place, or is it another open-ended, never ending increase for taxpayers, and in this case rural-specific taxpayers? Where will rescued/confiscated animals be housed while the owners await investigation, charges, and court? Will there be adequate insurance and legal coverage when lawsuits are filed? The word “limited” has been used. What does that mean? What limits? What is the specific definition of “limited animal control” in this context? Unless, this is spelled-out to the voters in great specificity, I believe this will be a train wreck piece of business. Oh wait, it already is that. What I believe is “limited” may not be how someone else views that term. I think the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly showed a real knack for laziness and cowardice in passing this onto the voters. I say laziness because it seems many C




ing the period leading up to the 2008 financial collapse. Under the terms of the deal, (bank) does not admit wrongdoing. A (bank) spokesman issued a statement saying that it only decided to go along ‘to avoid any Bob Franken further distraction from time-consuming litigation.’” Wherever you look, you can find examples, from the lifestyle sections and fluffy celebrity magazines, where (contrived reality star) was spotted holding (body part) with (rapper), or on the sports pages, where (jock) tells reporters: “My individual performance doesn’t count. What’s important is that the team (won/lost).” But nowhere is this paint-by-numbers coverage more prominent than in the wild and wacky world of politics. On any given Sunday, the evening newscast will feature a story on the crisis and hostilities in (country name), quoting Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., appearing on (“Meet the Press”/”Face the Nation”/”This Week”/”Fox News Sunday”/”State of the Union”/wherever). McCain always says the exact same thing: “I think we should send in troops. President Obama is wimpy.” Meanwhile, from one of the other shows, there will be a sound bite from Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., that

are unwilling to take their responsibilities seriously enough to expect and insist upon actual facts with costs and consequences spelled out. I say cowardice because it seems that in the spirit of “passing the buck” some Assembly members may have feared looking to be against saving helpless puppies or starving horses by asking these questions before passing this mess onto the voting public. There are many questions that need to be answered before we vote in favor of something as ambiguous as this “limited animal control” measure. We, the voters, the rural voters will have to do the job the Assembly was too lazy and afraid to do themselves, and that is to consider all the aspects of this proposal before voting to pass it. Nancy Whiting Kenai

Price tag for medical treatment keeps growing On July 4, I had a small accident when stepping down the one step to the ground from my porch. I have a door handle mounted on the post and I grabbed it as we always do and when stepping down, slipped and in trying to stop my fall, hit the post supporting the stairs above. My skin is very fragile as I have been taking Prednisone drug to help with my breathing for more than 25 years. It causes the thinning of the skin and I have many scratches where the skin has been torn loose. Normally I have used a Band-aid to pull the skin back together and hold it while it heals. I recieved a statement from the hospital that the V.A. had paid the bill in full. The doctor when inspecting the tear in my skin on my left arm measured it at 2 and 1/4 inches. He disinfected it, put some glue one each side and applied some 1/4-inch by about 1-inch strips of tape to pull and hold the skin together which I have done many times with Band-aids. On the 9th I removed the bandage to change it and found that a 1 1/4-inch portion of the wound the bandages had slipped leaving a gap of from 1/8 inch to 3/16 inch. The charges for all this was: use of the

goes: “I think we should send in troops. President Obama is wimpy.” Some of the various personalities who prowl the political world have become so predictable, the reports about them have turned into cliches. I’m thinking of you, Ted Cruz, with your “shut down the government if Obamacare isn’t repealed,” and you, Rand Paul, for your “who needs government anyway?” mantra, and you, Michele Bachmann, for your “who needs facts?” comments, and you, Hillary Clinton, for your milking the suspense act. Let’s face it, Barack Obama has become same-old, same-old and even sadder so has the incendiary vitriol that is relentlessly spewed at him. Quite frankly, the politics of hate has become run-of-the-mill and has paralyzed our country. Is it any wonder that we so often see this story: “A new study, ranking the nations of the world in (health care/ nutrition/obesity/ economic fairness/education/infrastructure) show that the United States is trailing the pack. ‘The solutions are obvious,’ said (government official or designated expert). ‘We need to spend more money. But in the current environment, no money will be approved. For anything.’” How pathetic our routine. If we don’t get our act together, the story will read “On (fill in the date), the United States of America ceased being a superpower.” Bob Franken is a longtime broadcast journalist, including 20 years at CNN.

emergency room for approximately 2 hours, $371.27; a tetanus shot from the pharmacy $105.90; administration, i.e. give me the shot, was $50.09; and estimated insurance due was $454.29, for a total off $1,015.73. We have been residents of Kenai most of the time since 1976 and because of having breathing problems made many trips to the old hospital but since the new addition was added, I do not believe that a single one of my visits have been less that $1,000.00. Can anyone understand why the insurance companies keep raising their dues? Paul D. Morrison Kenai

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Peninsula Clarion, Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Work starts on road to Tanana

AP Photo/Mark Thiessen

Working trip

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, left, speaks as U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, right, listens during a roundtable discussion about employment opportunities for veterans in Anchorage on Monday. The Anchorage visit was the conclusion to a three-day trip to Alaska that included another roundtable discussion in Fairbanks and a visit to a job training center in Palmer.

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secure those jobs as opposed to taking as much money as possible through high taxes. Roughly 90 percent of the state’s revenue comes from the oil and gas industry in the form of lease sales and production and corporate income taxes. Clark and Gara dominated the discussion. Seated at opposite ends of the table, the two revisited a disagreement over SB 21’s actual production tax rate several times. Clark insisted it sets a 35 percent rate for existing production, a figure Parnell’s administration has used. Gara claimed the rate is 27 percent with tax credits for existing fields and 13 percent for “new oil” produced from fields that came online after 2003. Over time the less-taxed new oil will overtake traditional production and cripple state revenue, Gara and Weissler said.

Gara pointed to Department of Revenue projections that the state will have a budget shortfall of approximately $2 billion over the next five years at oil prices of $100 per barrel as proof that SB 21 is a “giveaway.” Clark called it “disingenuous” to attribute those losses to the new tax — that they would’ve occurred under either tax system because ACES and SB 21 generate about the same revenue for the state with oil prices at or just above $100 per barrel. At lower prices, SB 21 draws more tax dollars, according to the Revenue Department. Increasing production in the existing fields by 2 to 4 percent would help blend the lower taxes of new oil into the state’s take and offset potential revenue declines, according to Clark. He said Gara’s cohorts in the “Repeal the Giveaway” campaign agree ACES was not the correct tax system because production decline continued at an average of about 6 percent per year during the six years it was in place.

He noted that the total government take — the combination of local, state and federal taxes on net oil revenue — under ACES averaged about 72 percent. “That’s quite a bit higher than our competitors,” Clark said. The oil producing states edging the Gulf of Mexico have total take rates near 50 percent, he said, and to be in the middle of the pack Alaska’s needs to be from 60 to 65 percent. Gara dismissed Clark’s claim. “The tax rate is not what attracts new investment,” Gara said. “I know it has an impact, but it’s not what attracts new investment.” He backed that statement by highlighting the fact that North Slope oil production has declined steadily since 1989 under numerous tax regimes. When dealing with large corporations that do business in a global market lower taxes or tax credits must be tied to in-state investment, Gara said,

TANANA (AP) — Work has started on the first Alaska road in nearly 20 years to connect a Bush community to the road system. A kickoff celebration was held Monday for the one-lane gravel road, which will connect Manley Hot Springs to Tanana, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. The $11 million road project is scheduled to be completed by December 2015 and is intended to be part of the eventual road to Nome. However, there are no plans in the works to extend the road beyond Tanana. The road also doesn’t quite make it to Tanana. The gravel lane will end on the south bank of the Yukon River, 6 miles upstream from Tanana. There are no plans now for a bridge over the river, meaning people will have to take a 20-minute boat ride to the Athabascan village of 250 people. In all, the project includes 20 miles of new road and 14 miles of improved road near Manley Hot Springs. Proponents of the road say it will provide lower freight

costs to the village, but opponents say it could lead to more outsiders overrunning fish and hunting grounds. It won’t lower fuel costs since the road in its present form won’t support fuel trucks. “I have kind of mixed feelings on the road, but everybody does and I’m glad to see we are working together to make this happen,” Tanana Mayor Donna Folger said at the kickoff event, which included an appearance by Gov. Sean Parnell and Athabascan dancers. The Tanana City Council, the Tanana Tribal Council, the Manley Traditional Council and the Ruby Tribal Council, downstream of Tanana, all approved resolutions of support for the project. However, Tanana Tribal Council Chairman Curtis Sommer told the newspaper that support in the town is about evenly split. He has concerns the road will bring others onto land used for subsistence hunting and worries about what could happen to Fish Lake, a habitat for moose and waterfowl. He also doubts

the benefits others tout. “It appears my people are always the last in line to benefit from any project no matter what is said,” he said. “I’m going to be back in 10 years, and I’m going to ask the leaders who wanted this highway: ‘How did it benefit your people?’” The last Alaska community connected to the road system was Kasaan, population on 29. It was linked to the Prince of Wales Island road system about two decades ago. State Sen. Click Bishop, RFairbanks, hopes the road will help reverse a trend of Tanana residents leaving the community. The village has long been a trading hub, and once was home to the Gold Rush era Fort Gibbon, an Army post that closed in 1924. A regional hospital closed in 1982. Bishop said Tanana, which is about 130 miles west of Fairbanks, had 700 residents when he first visited in 1974. “I’m hoping we can bring our people back with this road,” he said.

and the “flaw of SB 21” is that there are no such requirements in the law. Even Parnell’s own Revenue Department forecasted a 45 percent decline in production by 2024 under SB 21, Gara contended. Corbus said those figures are based on prior investment projections by producers and do not account for future projects encouraged by the newer tax. Clark said the recently announced stem in production decline — production in fiscal year 2014 was just 700 barrels per day less than fiscal 2013, the Revenue Department announced — proves SB 21 is working. Gara offered his view on how the state should deal with oil taxes if SB 21 is repealed and ACES is reinstated. “We should rewrite a law that takes some of what was in ACES, a lot of what was in ACES, that says you get tax breaks if you invest in Alaska — you can buy your tax rate down if you invest in Alaska,”

he said. Clark countered that a 2010 reduction in taxes for Cook Inlet producers helped spark what is now considered a rebirth of activity in the Inlet that has quelled fears of a natural gas shortage for Southcentral. Oil industry investment is spurred by a combination of oil price, ease of production and taxes, Clark said. He emphasized often during the two-hour back-and-forth that Alaska must find the “sweet spot” between state tax, oil price and production to maximize state revenue. Additionally, Clark predicted that if ACES is reinstated, legislators will be hesitant to change it, as Gara says would happen. “I think a vote of the people that turns down SB 21 and goes back to ACES is going to live with ACES, which even the ‘yes’ proponents agree is a broken system,” Clark said. Gara said he plans on reintroducing a bill in the upcoming session that would provide

state-funded, low-interest loans to independent producers for processing facilities and other production infrastructure as a way of encouraging investment. The one point both sides could agree on is that projecting oil prices, which play a dominant role in which tax structure garners the state the most money, is a losing game. “I’ve rooted for different oil prices for different reasons and I’ve been wrong every time,” Gara said. Corbus said oil prices are unpredictable because they are subject to an “emotional business” that has much to do with international politics. Clark said because the state relies so heavily on oil taxes for its revenue Alaska has created a “de facto” partnership with the producers and is “at the mercy” of the oil and gas markets, like it or not. “(Oil companies) are not in Alaska because they love us; they’re in Alaska to make money,” he said.





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Nation Congress border money dispute

Around the World Some say they would rather endure more fighting than return to life under blockade GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Ibrahim Zain was driven from his home by Israeli tank fire this week, but says he’d rather endure more Israel-Hamas fighting than accept an unconditional cease-fire he fears will leave in place the blockade of the Gaza Strip. Like Zain, many Gaza residents say the closure, imposed by Israel and Egypt after Hamas seized Gaza in 2007, is like a slow death: It prevents them from traveling, from importing cement to build homes and increasingly from earning enough to feed their families. “We want a good life or no life,” said the unemployed 44-year-old father of nine whose small scrap metal business fell victim to the blockade last year. Disagreement over whether and how to lift the Gaza closure is a key stumbling block to ending more than two weeks of fighting between the Islamic militant Hamas and Israel. And in a way, it is emerging as the Gazan equivalent of what is single-mindedly driving the Israelis — the rocket fire from Gaza, which they feel must stop at almost any cost. For the Gazans, it is the blockade that must stop, and the fact that Hamas is demanding this appears to have gained its tactics genuine support.

Lax security, slipshod collection spark fear of evidence contamination at crash site HRABOVE, Ukraine — When international monitors and Malaysian aviation experts arrived Tuesday at the two main sites where the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 smashed into the undulating countryside of eastern Ukraine, there was almost no perimeter tape. The only security consisted of two armed men who did not stop reporters from walking across the fields to the twisted metal. Amid the stench of decay and buzzing flies, one piece of the Boeing 777’s fuselage that had previously been lying on the ground was propped up against a post. The lack of security and images of separatist rebels rifling through the wreckage in the days after last Thursday’s crash killed all 298 people aboard are an investigator’s worst nightmare and have stirred fears that vital evidence was contaminated or may have disappeared altogether, hampering efforts to piece together exactly what happened to the doomed flight.

Challenge to Obama health law: Split rulings by appeals courts but subsidies keep flowing WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday. But the split rulings don’t necessarily mean another trip to the Supreme Court for the Affordable Care Act. And White House spokesman Josh Earnest immediately announced that millions of consumers will keep getting financial aid for their premiums — billions of dollars in all — as the administration appeals the one adverse decision. In that first ruling, a divided three-judge panel in Washington called into question the subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people afford their premiums, saying financial aid can be provided only in states that have set up their own insurance markets, or exchanges. About 100 miles to the south in Richmond, Virginia, another appeals court panel unanimously came to the opposite conclusion, ruling that the Internal Revenue Service correctly interpreted the will of Congress when it issued regulations allowing health insurance tax credits for consumers in all 50 states.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama’s emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money. The developments pointed to a hardening stalemate over the crisis in South Texas with lawmakers preparing to leave Washington for their annual summer recess at the end of next week. Legislation being finalized by Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski would spend $2.7 billion for more immigration judges, detention facilities and other resources for the southern border, where unaccompanied kids are arriving by the tens of thousands from Central America, Senate aides said. It also would include $225 million for Israel’s Iron Dome, designed to intercept short-range rockets and mortars, as Israel battles Hamas militants, and $615 million to fight wildfires raging in the West. Yet the money for wildfires and for Israel appeared unlikely to sweeten the deal enough for Republicans to swallow it absent legal changes to allow the Central American kids to be turned around fast at the border and sent back home. “We insist on having the 2008 law repealed as part of it and they’re not willing to do that,” said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. Said Sen. John Cornyn, RTexas: “Unfortunately, it looks like we’re on a track to do absolutely nothing.” Senate Democratic aides said the smaller spending bill, which could come to the floor to a vote next week, aimed to include enough money to handle the border crisis through the end of this calendar year amid pleas from Homeland Security Department officials who say overwhelmed agencies will be running out of money in coming months. Mikulski said she would formally unveil the legislation Wednesday. More than 57,000 kids have arrived since October, mostly

— The Associated Press





‘I don’t believe the American people will support sending more money to the border unless both parties work together to address these policies and actually solve this problem.’ — House Speaker John AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo Boehner In this July 12 photo, Central American migrants ride a freight from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. Polls suggest the public is demanding a solution, but lawmakers could not say where a compromise might lie. “I’m always willing to compromise, but not if it means taking away that element of the 2008 law and simply saying well you can round ‘em up and ship ‘em back without any questions,” said Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa. Senate Democrats’ legislation puts them on a collision course with Republicans who control the House. They, too, have described plans to dramatically scale back Obama’s spending request, but like Republicans in the Senate they have made changes to the 2008 trafficking victims law a condition for approving any money.

train during their journey toward the U.S.-Mexico border in Ixtepec, Mexico.

“I don’t believe the American people will support sending more money to the border unless both parties work together to address these policies and actually solve this problem,” House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday. The 2008 law guarantees judicial hearings for unaccompanied youths arriving here from Central America, which in practice allows them to stay in this country for years because of major backlogs in the immigration court system. Republicans want the law changed so that unaccompanied Central American kids can be treated like those from Mexico, who can be sent back by Border Patrol agents unless they can demonstrate a fear of return that necessitates further screening. Republicans say that’s the

only way to send a message to parents in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala that there’s no point in sending their kids on the arduous journey north. White House officials have indicated support for such changes but have sent mixed signals about it under pressure from immigration advocates who say it would amount to sending kids fleeing vicious gang violence back home to their deaths. Democrats who initially were open to such changes also have grown increasingly opposed. A working group established by Boehner was to make its recommendations to the full House Republican caucus on Wednesday. Members have already made clear that changes to the 2008 law will be front and center.

Beretta: Gun law forcing move out of Maryland ACCOKEEK, Md. (AP) — Beretta U.S.A. Corp. says concerns about a gun-control bill that passed in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee. The well-known gun maker announced Tuesday it will move to a new production facility it is building in Gallatin that is set to open in mid-2015. Beretta general manager Jeff Cooper says

an initial version of the gun-control bill passed by the Senate would have prohibited the company from being able to make, store or even import into Maryland the products it sells. He says while lawmakers reversed some of those provisions, the company is concerned restrictions could be reinstated in the future. Beretta says it has no plans to relocate its office, administrative and executive support functions from Accokeek, Maryland.






Peninsula Clarion, Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Contrarian’s case: Why US could dip into recession By BERNARD CONDON AP Business Writer

NEW YORK — Just as the U.S. economy is strengthening, other countries are threatening to drag it down. Employers in the U.S. are creating jobs at the fastest pace since the late 1990s and the economy finally looks ready to expand at a healthy rate. But sluggish growth in France, Italy, Russia, Brazil and China suggests that the old truism, “When the U.S. sneezes, the rest of the world catches a cold,” may need to be flipped. Maybe the rest of the world will sneeze this time, and the U.S. will get sick. That’s the view of David A. Levy, who oversees the Levy Forecast, a newsletter analyzing the economy that his family started in 1949 and one with an enviable record. Nearly a decade ago, the now 59-yearold economist warned that U.S. housing was a bubble set to burst, and that the damage would push the country into a recession so severe the Federal Reserve would have no choice but to slash short-term borrowing rates to their lowest levels ever to stimulate the economy. That’s exactly what happened. Now, Levy says the United States is likely to fall into a recession next year triggered by

downturns in other countries, the first time in modern history. “The recession for the rest of the world ... will be worse than the last one,” says Levy, whose grandfather called the 1929 stock crash and whose father won praise over decades for anticipating turns in the business cycle, often against conventional wisdom. Levy’s forecast for a global recession is an extreme one, but worth considering given so much is riding on the dominant view that economies are healing. Investors have pushed U.S. stocks to record highs, and Fed estimates have the U.S. growing at an annual pace of at least 3 percent for the rest of the year and all of 2015. Investors have also poured hundreds of millions of dollars into emerging market stock funds recently on hopes economic growth in those countries will pick up, not stall. Worrisome signs are already out there. Unlike their U.S. counterparts, European banks are still stuck with too many bad loans from the financial crisis. Business debt there is too high. And confidence is fleeting, as investors saw earlier this month when stocks sold off on worries over the stability of Portugal’s largest bank. In China and other emerg-

‘The recession for the rest of the world ... will be worse than the last one.’ — David A. Levy, oversees Levy Forecast ing markets, the old problem of relying on indebted Americans to buy more of their goods each year and not selling enough to their own people means a glut of underused factories. “The world hopes to ride on the coattails of the U.S. consumer,” says Eswar Prasad, an economist at Cornell University, “but the U.S. consumer isn’t in a position to take on the burden.” Emerging markets bounced back faster from the financial crisis than did rich countries, but Levy thinks a big reason for that has made things worse. Overseas companies plowed money into factories, machines and buildings used to make things on the assumption that exports, after snapping back from recession lows, would continue to grow at their prior pace. They have not, a big problem since companies had been investing too much to expand production before the crisis, too. “You build factories and stores, and they can’t pay for themselves,” says Levy, chairman of the Jerome Levy Fore-

casting Center, a consulting firm. “Businesses can’t generate profits, and they start to contract.” Compared to such fragile economies, Levy says the U.S. is in decent shape. Like most economists, he’s not worried about the nation’s 2.9 percent drop in economic output in the first quarter, attributing it to harsh winter weather. He expects growth to return, but not for long, as a recession in either Europe or emerging markets spreads to the U.S. Levy says the U.S. is more vulnerable to troubles abroad than people realize. Exports contributed 14 percent of U.S. economic output last year, up from 9 percent in 2002. That sounds like a good development, but it also makes the country more dependent on global growth, which, in turn, relies more on emerging markets. Those markets accounted for 50 percent of global output last year, up from 38 percent in 2002. Levy predicts a U.S. recession will throw its housing

recovery in reverse, and push home prices below the low in the last recession. He says panicked investors are likely to dump stocks and flood into U.S. Treasurys, a haven in troubled times, like never before. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note, which moves opposite to its price, is likely to fall from 2.5 percent to less than 1 percent — an unprecedented low. In 2012, when investors feared a breakup of the euro-currency bloc, the 10-year yield fell to 1.4 percent. His forecasts may seem a bit much, but Levy comes from a family with a good record of running against the crowd. His grandfather, Jerome, didn’t just call the Great Crash of 1929, he sold all his stock and liquidated his wholesale goods business in anticipation of it. Immediately after World War II, when many experts thought the U.S. was sure to fall into another depression, his father, Jay, accurately predicted a rapid expansion instead. In late 1999, his uncle, Leon Levy, a hedge fund manager and collector of antiquities, invited this reporter into his office, pointed to a bust of a rich Roman near his door and mused on the fleeting nature of fortune. He then predicted a new generation of wealthy would be laid low soon in a

coming dot-com crash. Those stocks began their long dive a few months later. For all the prescience from this latest Levy, he thinks the origin of the world’s economic malaise is far more complex and deep than investors focused on the housing collapse think. The problem is not just that people in the U.S. took on mortgages they couldn’t afford, but too much borrowing of many kinds in many countries, and by businesses as well as individuals. This buildup of excessive debt started so long ago — Levy dates it to the 1980s in the U.S. — that people no longer know what’s prudent. Many economists, for instance, are impressed that debt held by U.S. households has fallen from 130 percent of annual take-home income before the crisis to 104 percent, suggesting that people aren’t borrowing too much. But what is a healthy level? Levy is not sure, but he suspects it’s a lot lower, noting that, in 1985, debt was 74 percent of people’s income. Whether all this means a U.S. recession is a different matter. Steven Ricchiuto, chief economist at Mizuho Securities, also thinks people are missing signs of a coming global slowdown, but that the U.S. economy will continue to grow anyway.

Seeking the limelight, Biden courts key Democrat groups





WASHINGTON (AP) — Caught in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s perpetual shadow, Joe Biden is working to boost his political profile among key Democratic voting blocs, a move that could help the vice president fashion himself as a more liberal alternative in the 2016 presidential race. Major speeches this week to the NAACP and the Urban League will give Biden prime opportunities to court AfricanAmerican voters who twice helped deliver the White House to President Barack Obama. He’ll do his part to help Democrats in the battleground state of Nevada at a campaign rally

Wednesday. And last week, Biden wooed liberals at a pair of grassroots summits, basking in the adoration of activists who chanted “We love Joe.” Biden knows he’s not the first name that comes to mind as the Democratic Party’s likeliest next presidential candidate. That distinction belongs to Clinton, who dominates in early primary polls and has well-funded political groups trying to draft her to run. But in recent days, Biden has emerged as a frequent headliner for left-leaning groups, keeping his name high on the list of Democrats who could challenge Clinton or pursue the

nomination if she doesn’t run. He’s joined on that list by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who are pitching populist themes that appeal to those in the party’s liberal wing who insist Clinton doesn’t have a lock on the nomination. “I don’t take a back seat to anyone when it comes to fighting some of the toughest progressive battles the country has seen,” Biden said last week in an energetic speech in Detroit to Netroots Nation. A day earlier, Biden was at Generation Progress in Washington, where he said he’d been on the “front lines” promoting

liberal priorities such as income equality and climate change. He reminded listeners of his early backing for gay marriage, noting how he’d come out in support ahead of Obama. Left unsaid: He also beat Clinton to the cause. Biden hasn’t announced whether he’ll run in 2016, but he maintains close ties to early voting states like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, and is fundraising aggressively for Democrats this year. He’s also differentiated himself from Clinton by stressing his lack of personal wealth just as Clinton was getting flak for raking in massive speaking fees, declaring recently that he was once





“the poorest man in Congress.” Maria Cardona, a Democratic strategist, said if Biden is considering another run, putting himself in front of the Democratic base is exactly the right strategy. “Until somebody announces, this is anyone’s game,” Cardona said. “If the vice president knows that he’s interested in this, it would be politically stupid for him not to be doing what he’s doing.” Biden’s string of speeches comes as advocacy groups across the country are convening for their annual conventions, and it’s not unusual for vice presidents to appear at

such events. The vice president’s office said Biden doesn’t have any other speaking engagements scheduled for the foreseeable future. Biden’s remarks Wednesday in Las Vegas to the NAACP, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, precede a Thursday speech at the National Urban League Conference in Ohio, another key presidential state. In between, Biden will rally for House candidate Erin Bilbray, who is running to unseat Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev. Although Heck is outpacing Bilbray in fundraising, the race has attracted national attention from Democrats.

A-8 Peninsula Clarion, Wednesday, July 23, 2014






No link to Russian gov’t in plane downing By KEN DILANIAN AP Intelligence Writer

WASHINGTON — Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for “creating the conditions” that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement. The intelligence officials were cautious in their assessment, noting that while the Russians have been arming separatists in eastern Ukraine, the U.S. had no direct evidence that the missile used to shoot down the passenger jet came from Russia. The officials briefed reporters Tuesday under ground rules that their names not be used in discussing intelligence related to last week’s air disaster, which killed 298 people. The plane was likely shot down by an SA-11 surface-toair missile fired by Russianbacked separatists in eastern Ukraine, the intelligence officials said, citing intercepts, satellite photos and social media postings by separatists, some of which have been authenticated by U.S. experts. But the officials said they did not know who fired the missile or whether any Russian operatives were present at the missile launch. They were not certain that the missile crew was trained in Russia, although they described a stepped-up campaign in recent weeks by Russia to arm and train the rebels, which they say has continued even after the downing of the commercial jetliner. In terms of who fired the missile, “we don’t know a name, we don’t know a rank and we’re not even 100 percent sure of a nationality,” one official said, adding at another point, “There is not going to be a Perry Mason moment here.” White House deputy na-

tional security adviser Ben Rhodes said the U.S. was still working to determine whether the missile launch had a “direct link” to Russia, including whether there were Russians on the ground during the attack and the degree to which Russians may have trained the separatists to launch such a strike. “We do think President Putin and the Russian government bears responsibility for the support they provided to these separatists, the arms they provided to these separatists, the training they provided as well and the general unstable environment in eastern Ukraine,” Rhodes said in an interview with CNN. He added that heavy weaponry continues to flow into Ukraine from Russia following the downing of the plane. The intelligence officials said the most likely explanation for the downing was that the rebels made a mistake. Separatists previously had shot down 12 Ukrainian military airplanes, the officials said. The officials made clear they were relying in part on social media postings and videos made public in recent days by the Ukrainian government, even though they have not been able to authenticate all of it. For example, they cited a video of a missile launcher said to have been crossing the Russian border after the launch, appearing to be missing a missile.

But later, under questioning, the officials acknowledged they had not yet verified that the video was exactly what it purported to be. Despite the fuzziness of some details, however, the intelligence officials said the case that the separatists were responsible for shooting down the plane was solid. Other scenarios — such as that the Ukrainian military shot down the plane — are implausible, they said. No Ukrainian surface-to-air missile system was in range. From satellites, sensors and other intelligence gathering, officials said, they know where the missile originated — in separatist-held territory — and what its flight path was. But if they possess satellite or other imagery of the missile being fired, they did not release it Tuesday. A graphic they made public depicts their estimation of the missile’s flight path with a green line. The jet’s flight path was available from air traffic control data. In the weeks before the plane was shot down, Russia had stepped up its arming and training of the separatists after the Ukrainian government won a string of battlefield victories. The working theory is that the SA-11 missile came from Russia, although the U.S. doesn’t have proof of that, the officials said. U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Powers said last week that “because of the





AP Photo/Ivan Sekrtarev

Lieutenant-General Andrey Kartopolov, head of main operational department of Russian military’s General Staff, center, speaks to the media during a news conference in Moscow, Monday. Russian officials offered evidence Monday, showing photos they said proved that Ukrainian surface-to-air systems were operating in the area in the days before the crash. Russian officials also offered evidence that a Ukrainian Sukhoi Su-25 fighter jet had flown “between 2 to to 3 miles” from the Malaysia Airlines jet. Screen demonstrates the scheme of air traffic over Donetsk, Malaysia Airlines jet route and place of it’s crash, red box, as well as Ukrainian antiaircraft missile launchers positions. At right is Igor Makushev, chief of Russia’s Air Force general staff.

technical complexity of the SA11, it is unlikely that the separatists could effectively operate the system without assistance from knowledgeable personnel. Thus, we cannot rule out technical assistance from Russian personnel in operating the

systems,” she said. Asked about evidence, one of the senior U.S. intelligence officials said it was conceivable that Russian paramilitary troops are operating in eastern Ukraine, but that there was no direct link from them to the

missile launch. Asked why civilian airline companies were not warned about a possible threat, the officials said they did not know the rebels possessed SA-11 missiles until after the Malaysian airliner was shot down.









Peninsula Clarion, Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike By ARON HELLER Associated Press

JERUSALEM — A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel’s main airport, prompting a ban on all flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot down over Ukraine. Israel declared that Ben-Gurion Airport was safe and said there was no reason to “hand terror a prize” by halting flights. The rare flight ban came as Israel grappled with news that a soldier went missing after an attack in the Gaza Strip, raising the possibility he was abducted, a scenario that could complicate intense diplomatic efforts to end the two-week conflict. Palestinian militants have fired more than 2,000 rockets toward Israel since fighting began on July 8, but most — including several heading toward Tel Aviv — fell harmlessly into open areas or were shot out of the sky by the “Iron Dome” defense system, keeping Israeli casualties low. Tuesday’s rocket attack was the closest to the airport so far, said police spokeswoman Luba Samri, and largely destroyed a house, slightly injuring one Israeli in the nearby Tel Aviv suburb of Yehud. Aviation authorities reacted swiftly. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration prohibited American airlines from flying to Tel Aviv for 24 hours “due to the potentially hazardous situation created by the armed conflict in





Israel and Gaza.” Later, the European Aviation Safety Agency issued an advisory to airlines saying it “strongly recommends” airlines avoid the airport. Germany’s Lufthansa, Air France, Air Canada, Alitalia, Dutch KLM, Britain’s easyJet, Turkish Airlines and Greece’s Aegean Airlines were among those carriers canceling flights to Tel Aviv over safety concerns amid the increasing violence. Israeli Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz called on the U.S. aviation authority to reconsider, calling the flight ban “unnecessary” and saying Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system provided cover for civil aviation. “Ben-Gurion Airport is safe and completely guarded and there is no reason whatsoever that American companies would stop their flights and hand terror a prize,” his office said in a statement. However, international airlines and passengers have grown more anxious about safety since last week, when a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. While Hamas rockets aren’t guided missiles, they still can cause massive damage to an aircraft. For instance, unguided mortar fire in Tripoli from a militia battling to control its international airport destroyed an Airbus A330 on the ground over the weekend. The Tel Aviv airport is Israel’s main gateway to the world and Hamas militants have said they hoped to target it to disrupt life in Israel.

‘We understand the terror organization is looking for some leverage and as cynical as it sounds, one type of leverage is bargaining over parts of bodies.’ — Lior Lotan, reserve Israeli colonel Another Hamas objective was to abduct an Israeli soldier, and Israeli fears over such an occurrence were revisited Tuesday when the military announced that a soldier was missing following a deadly battle in Gaza, where the Israelis are fighting Hamas militants in the third such war in just over five years. The military said Sgt. Oron Shaul was among seven soldiers in a vehicle that was hit by an anti-tank missile in a battle in Gaza over the weekend. The other six have been confirmed as dead, but no remains have been identified as Shaul’s. Hamas claims to have abducted him and has flaunted his name and military ID number to try to back that claim. Military officials say the soldier is almost certainly dead, but it would be a nightmare scenario for the Jewish state if even his remains were in the hands of Hamas. Past abductions of Israeli soldiers have turned into painful drawn-out affairs and Israel has paid a heavy price in lopsided prisoner swaps to retrieve captured soldiers or remains held by its enemies. The prolonged saga of Gilad Schalit, a soldier captured by Hamas-al-

lied militants in 2006 and held for more than five years before he was swapped for more than 1,000 Palestinians prisoners, still weighs heavily in Israel. “We understand the terror organization is looking for some leverage and as cynical as it sounds, one type of leverage is bargaining over parts of bodies,” said Lior Lotan, a reserve Israeli colonel and former head of its POW and MIA department. Israeli airstrikes continued to pummel Gaza tunnels, rocket launchers and militants on the 15th day of the war Tuesday as diplomatic efforts intensified to end fighting that has killed at least 630 Palestinians and 29 Israelis — 27 soldiers and two civilians. Israel says its troops have killed hundreds of Hamas gunmen, while Gaza officials say the vast majority have been civilians, many of them children.





Egypt, Israel and the U.S. back an unconditional ceasefire, to be followed by talks on a possible new border arrangement for Gaza. Israel and Egypt have severely restricted movement in and out of Gaza since Hamas seized the territory in 2007. But Hamas has rejected repeated Egyptian truce proposals. U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry were in the region to make the highest-level push yet to end the deadly conflict. Kerry met with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and other senior officials in Cairo. He stopped short of advocating a new round of peace talks but left the door open for broad negotiations between Israel and Palestinian officials once a cease-fire is in place. “Just reaching a cease-fire is clearly not enough,” Kerry said. “It is imperative that there be a serious engagement, discussion, negotiation, regarding the underlying issues and addressing all the concerns that have brought us to where we are today.” El-Sissi said he raised with Ban the possibility of an international donor conference for Gaza reconstruction after a cease-fire is implemented.

The U.N. secretary-general, meanwhile, said it was his “hope and belief” that his mission would lead to an end to the fighting “in the very near future.” Ban told the Security Council by videoconference from the West Bank city of Ramallah that he could not publicly reveal details “at this highly sensitive moment.” As he spoke a siren could be heard in the background. Ban earlier met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel, where he urged a resumption of talks toward bringing about a two-state solution. Netanyahu responded that Hamas, a group whose charter calls for the destruction of Israel, does not want a two-state solution and said the international community needed to hold Hamas accountable for the latest round of violence, saying its refusal to agree to a ceasefire had prevented an earlier end to the fighting. “What we’re seeing here with Hamas is another instance of Islamist extremism, violent extremism,” Netanyahu said at a joint press conference in Tel Aviv. “What grievance can we solve with Hamas? Their grievance is that we exist. They don’t want a two-state solution, they don’t want any state solution.”

A-10 Peninsula Clarion, Wednesday, July 23, 2014






Danica Schmidt,13, moves to a different hole during the Alaska Junior Open at the Birch Ridge Golf Course on Tuesday in Soldotna.

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Birch Ridge plays host to Alaska Junior Open By JOEY KLECKA Peninsula Clarion

The sixth annual Alaska Junior Open golf tournament had a different feel this year. For the first time ever, it was hosted on the Kenai Peninsula. The event, which began in 2009 and pits golfers ages 18 and under against each other, Photos by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion has traditionally been held in Katelin Richards watches her drive Tuesday at the Alaska Junior Open at Birch Ridge Golf Anchorage, where many of the state’s top golfers live. HowCourse. Richards won the girls 11 to 13 age group in dominant fashion.

ever, with the growing population of Kenai Peninsula golf enthusiasts, the need for a tournament like the Open had been growing, which led to the Birch Ridge Golf Course being given the honor of hosting the 2014 Junior Open. Kevin Koshimizu, president of the Alaska Junior Golf Association, oversaw the tournament that started Monday and ended Tuesday, along with Birch Ridge superintendent Bill

Engberg and general manager Nolan Rose. Koshimizu said it was only a matter of time before the communities of Kenai and Soldotna played host to a two-day major. “It’s been a huge success,” Koshimizu said. “The course is in great shape, Birch Ridge did a great job and they treat it like a true stroke-play tournament, they cut the greens really short, they made the fairways nice, the See GOLF, page A-11

Oilers, Glacier Pilots split doubleheader By JOEY KLECKA Peninsula Clarion

Even though the Peninsula Oilers are 9 1-2 games behind the Alaska Goldpanners in the Alaska Baseball League American division with the end of the season approaching, a split doubleheader doesn’t sit well with head coach Kyle Richardson. Especially with the way they lost Tuesday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park. The Oilers split with the Anchorage Glacier Pilots, winning the first game 4-1 and dropping the second 2-1. The first game broke a six-game losing streak for the Oilers, but errors and missed opportunities highlighted the second. Jimmy Nesselt (3-3) ended the evening by pitching a complete seven-inning contest with a team season-high 10 strikeouts, but was given the loss, even though he gave up only one earned run and zero walks. In 102 pitches, he had 74 strikes. “Everything I threw today was for a strike, and I could really throw anything for any

count, and everything was working today,” Nesselt said. “I had really good chemistry with (catcher) Gabe (Munoz) back there, and even with a few errors here and there, that doesn’t bother me.” After a heated pep talk with his team on the field, coach Richardson said he is frustrated with the consistent errors that the Oilers have had in recent weeks. “I was upset with the effort in the second game,” Richardson said. “That was the best outing that Jimmy’s thrown, and his last two outings have been really good. He had a good one against the Bucs (July 15) and I thought this one was even better, but … we basically gave (the Pilots) two runs and gave him a loss. “That bothers me when you have a team that didn’t compete as well as they could for a guy that was giving his all.” The Oilers (10-19) will face the Goldpanners five straight games at home, starting with a 6 p.m. game Thursday. “Winning the league and everything would be nice, but a very close second is player

development and making sure these players improve over the course of the summer,” Richardson said. “It’s not a fact that we’re in it or out of it, but if you have a guy that goes out and pitches like that, and you as a team allow yourself to lose like that, that speaks more to me about who you are as a person or ballplayer. “The best thing I can equate it to is like when you have a friend who keeps flaking on you, and you start finding out that he keeps flaking all the time, and you realize that he’s not just flaking out, he’s just a flake. You gotta call a spade a spade.” The Pilots came back from a 1-0 deficit, beginning in the fourth inning. Chester Pak reached first base on a fielding error by Alex Rubanowitz, leading to a single from Trevor Podratz to right field that brought in Pak, but the Oilers ended the inning on the next batter with a 3-4 double play. In the top of the sixth, Pak broke up the tie with a triple to center field that scored Clayton Taylor. The play might have been able to be avoided, but

another near miss, this time by right fielder Josh Rose, put the Pilots ahead. “I didn’t feel we competed hard enough or well enough for that guy that was in control and doing whatever he could to give us a win,” Richardson said. “I wasn’t happy with the effort, and that’s how our season’s been, it’s just inconsistent ability from nine guys to compete at the best level they can.” Jordan Sanford started the bottom of the sixth with a leadoff single and Jeff Paschke followed it up with a sacrifice bunt, but after Drake Zarate was put out with a quick reaction from pitcher Henri Faucheux, Gabriel Munoz ended the inning with a sacrifice fly to right field. Nevertheless, Nesselt stayed golden on the hill. Nesselt said he was able to keep the Pilots guessing with a slider that was a big part of his 10 strikeouts. “I don’t normally have a slider like that, but it was working really well for me today,” he said. “I could throw it really any time I wanted to, and that’s where I got a lot of my strikeouts today.” Munoz blasted an in-the-

park home run in the bottom of the second inning with two outs, giving the Oilers the lead. In the first game, Tyler Gibson (4-0) got the win on the mound, pitching six innings and giving up four hits, two walks and five strikeouts. Chad Rieser closed out with the save, striking out all three batters he faced. “I was trying to keep them off-balance and let my teammates work behind me,” Gibson said. “I was using my slider to keep them off-balance, and use four other pitches to my advantage.” Gibson’s fourth win on the mound this summer leaves him tied for second in the ABL, and said his work in Sunday’s All-Star game helped calm his nerves. “It mainly helped me to use pitches to my advantage, hit the right spots,” Gibson said. The Pilots’ Clayton Taylor hit a two-out double in the top of the fourth, but the third out was quickly recorded to strand him on base. The Oilers gave up a run in the top of the fifth, when shortstop Rubanowitz fumbled the

Alaska Baseball League Standings

W L Pct. GB Overall American League Goldpanners 17 7 .708 -- 29-8 Bucs 17 13 .567 3 25-17 Oilers 10 19 .345 9.5 19-22-2 National League Miners 19 11 .633 -- 24-13-1 Pilots 16 16 .500 4 19-20 Chinooks 8 21 .276 10.5 12-23 Tuesday, July 22 Miners 1, Goldpanners 0 Goldpanners 10, Miners 1 Oilers 4, Pilots 1 Pilots 2, Oilers 1 Chinooks 10, Bucs 3 Wednesday, July 23 Goldpanners at Pilots, 7 p.m. Goldpanners at Miners, noon

ball trying to tag out a baserunner, then committed another error throwing to catcher Zarate, allowing Riley Adams to score, but Peninsula wasn’t ready to concede. Mylz Jones crushed an RBI double to the left-field wall in the bottom of the fifth that brought home Josh Rose. Rubanowitz followed that up with a sacrifice fly to right field that scored Nick Rogowski, and Jones scored on an error by right fielder Nikko Saenz, who overthrew the third baseman. See OILERS, page A-11

Kenai, Birch Ridge to resume rivalry at Walker Cup


hursday, Friday and Sunday are very special days for the Kenai and Birch Ridge golf courses. The annual Walker Cup competition between the two courses will be contested again. The Walker Cup competition began in 2005. Birch Ridge jumped out to a big lead in the first few years. Kenai came roaring back in the later years. As of now, the Walker Cup is all even with each team winning six times with one year ending in a draw. This year the competition will be held on the Kenai Golf Course. The Walker Cup has a total of 24 points during the three-day event over 54 holes. The first day will be best ball, followed by alternate shot on Friday. The third day, Sunday, will be 12 single, head-to-head matches. At the end of the competition we will host an awards banquet, with the losing team presenting the traveling trophy to the winning team. As in past years, the public is invited to walk around and view this event on all three days. On Thursday and Friday, the competition begins at 5 p.m. If you would like to see good, competitive golf, join us on the Kenai Golf Course for the Walker Cup. I would like to thank Tommy

Carver, our captain, for organizing this event and Debbie Griffin for putting on a great banquet. I would also like to thank Bob Sizemore and Atigun for the Walker Cup hats for our team. We welcome the Birch Ridge players to the Kenai Golf Course. It is always exciting to play on a different course. It’s all about enjoying the game of golf and great competition. This past week was a very interesting week for us at the Kenai Golf Course. We had major tournaments and major repairs to make. We had to replace a 50-foot section of the bridge leading to hole No. 10. This was a major project. And I am happy to report that it is complete. I would like to thank Dan Young, K.S., Dusty Culbreath and Willy Perkins for finishing in only three days. I would also like to thank the tournament sponsors and players as well as the general public for their understanding during this time. The bridge is now open and better than ever! Wow, what a project. Dan Young, we will negotiate. Dusty and Willy, over and beyond the call of duty. Thank you all for a job well done. Now, on to other projects and help — just kidding. Maybe not! I would like to thank Charlie

K enai G olf R eport G ordon G riffin Waguespach and Doug Haralson for doing such an outstanding job on our fairways and rough areas. Thanks also to Chris Murray for his continued good work on our tee boxes. Senior League, July 15 — Low Gross was won by Dwight Kramer with a score of 40. Low net was won by Skip Dove with a net score of 32. Closest to the pin on hole No. 5 was won by Chris Kimball with a shot of 9 feet, 10 inches. During this competition two skins were recorded, one by Chris Kimball on hole No. 1 and the other by Skip Dove on No. 8, each with birdies. Men’s Night, Thursday — The team of Greg Harrington, Rich Harmon, Mark McComsey, Matt Hopson and Doug Ufer won in a playoff over the team of Brian Wodarek, Bill Haese, Brandon Wold, Tim Bornowski and Skip Dove. The winning score was 2-under par. Closest to the pin on hole No. 10 was won by Brandon Wold with a shot of 7-1. Closest to the pin on the second shot on hole C




No. 18 was won by Greg Harrington with a shot of 4-7. The Annual United Way/Tesoso Golf Tournament was held on the Kenai Golf Course on Friday. The Atigun team, which included Bob Sizemore, Caleb Sizemore, Gordon Griffin and Derek Kaufman, finished with a gross score of 61, which is 11-under par. The second-place team of KSRM, which included John Davis, Jan Cork and Dennis Cork, finished with a gross score of 65, which is 7-under par. The third place team of Puget Sound, with team members Justin Cooley, Ryan Kapp, Tommy Carver and Trevor Baldwin, finished with a gross score of 66, 6-under par. Congratulations to all who participated in this worthwhile event and many thanks to Tesoro/ United Way for putting on a great golf tournament. The Brown Bear Tournament under the direction of Nate Kiel and sponsored by Stanley Ford, was held this past Sunday at the Kenai Golf Course. The Redline 2 team finished first with a gross score of 62. The McDonald’s team finished second with a gross score of 64. Team Dr. Pepper finished third with a gross score of 65. This was an outstanding

tournament and thanks to all who participated. Upcoming tournaments are The Alliance Tournament on Saturday, the Stanley Ford and Chrysler United Way Tournament on Sunday, and the Tesoro tournament on Tuesday. The Ladies’ Beginning Golfer Clinic is underway. Their hard work on the driving range, putting green and chipping green will pay off on the third day of class when they put those skills to use and play the course. We provide power carts for them so they learn how and where to drive the carts plus course etiquette. It’s a fun day and we often see the ladies play until dark. The next beginning clinic is Aug. 11 to 13. Call the clubhouse for more information. By popular demand we are offering another Ladies On-Course Clinic on Aug. 4 and 5, 6 to 8 p.m. This clinic concentrates on getting on the green. In two days, in a total of four hours we saw amazing improvement in chipping and pitching skills and confidence shown in those skills. It made golf more fun for those ladies. Instruction is provided by Gordon Griffin and Ron Goecke. As always, see you on the course. The views have been spectacular and golf is more enjoyable than ever.









Peninsula Clarion, Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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CEO says Rivers would leave if Sterling stays LOS ANGELES (AP) — The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team. CEO Richard Parsons testified at a trial to determine whether Sterling’s wife, Shelly, can sell the team for $2 billion

to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer as the NBA looks to force Donald Sterling from the league over racist statements. “Doc is troubled by this maybe more so than anybody else,’’ Parsons said about Rivers, who is black. ‘’If Mr. Sterling continues as owner, he does not want to continue as coach.’’

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make it a true Alaska organization, they needed to move out of the city.” In 2014, the AJGA scheduled the Junior Masters and the Eclectic Therapists Open in Anchorage, the Alaska Junior Open in Soldotna and the State Championships in Fairbanks. The final tournament, the State Championships, is hosted by a different venue each year, and Koshimizu said Birch Ridge will host it in August 2015. Every year going forward will feature a tournament in each of the major regions, which includes Anchorage, the MatanuskaSusitna valleys, Fairbanks and the Kenai Peninsula. Tuesday was ended in fine fashion, as the boys 13- to 14-year-old age group was forced to a sudden-death ending, using the first two holes to decide second place. Jack Newell won the division with a twoday total of 166 on the par-70 layout, and Harry Weigle and Sullivan Menard finished tied for second with scores of 170, necessitating the playoff holes.

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rough was a little thicker, they moved the pins for both days so the kids have a different course, and the tee boxes were moved both days.” Koshimizu added that the inclusion of a “major” tournament on the Kenai Peninsula and in Fairbanks has given the summer golf season a much more diverse assortment of competitions in the state, which has helped golfers that don’t live in Anchorage and the surrounding areas. “It’s really important because the title of our group is the Alaska Junior Golf Association, and for a while all the tournaments were played in the Anchorage area and everybody could go home for the night,” Koshimizu said. “But what wasn’t fair was the kids from Soldotna would always have to drive to Anchorage for a tournament, so to make it fair and


Scoreboard Baseball AL Standings

East Division W Baltimore 55 New York 51 Toronto 52 Tampa Bay 48 Boston 47 Central Division Detroit 55 Cleveland 51 Kansas City 49 Chicago 48 Minnesota 45 West Division Oakland 61 Los Angeles 59 Seattle 53 Houston 42 Texas 40

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Tuesday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 2, Texas 1, 14 innings Toronto 7, Boston 3 Cleveland 8, Minnesota 2 Kansas City 7, Chicago White Sox 1 Tampa Bay 7, St. Louis 2 Arizona 5, Detroit 4 Baltimore 4, L.A. Angels 2 Houston 3, Oakland 2, 12 innings N.Y. Mets 3, Seattle 1 Wednesday’s Games Cleveland (Bauer 4-4) at Minnesota (Swarzak 1-0), 9:10 a.m. Kansas City (Shields 9-5) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 5-7), 10:10 a.m. Detroit (A.Sanchez 6-4) at Arizona (Cahill 1-6), 11:40 a.m. N.Y. Mets (B.Colon 8-8) at Seattle (T.Walker 1-1), 11:40 a.m. Texas (Darvish 9-5) at N.Y. Yankees (Phelps 4-4), 3:05 p.m. Boston (Buchholz 5-5) at Toronto (Dickey 7-10), 3:07 p.m. Tampa Bay (Cobb 5-6) at St. Louis (Lynn 11-6), 3:15 p.m.

Baltimore (Tillman 7-5) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 10-6), 6:05 p.m. Houston (Peacock 3-6) at Oakland (J.Chavez 7-6), 6:05 p.m. All Times ADT

NL Standings

East Division W Washington 55 Atlanta 54 Miami 47 New York 47 Philadelphia 43 Central Division Milwaukee 56 St. Louis 54 Pittsburgh 53 Cincinnati 51 Chicago 41 West Division San Francisco 56 Los Angeles 56 Arizona 44 San Diego 43 Colorado 40

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Tuesday’s Games Pittsburgh 12, L.A. Dodgers 7 San Francisco 9, Philadelphia 6, 14 innings Miami 6, Atlanta 5 Chicago Cubs 6, San Diego 0 Milwaukee 4, Cincinnati 3 Tampa Bay 7, St. Louis 2 Washington 7, Colorado 4 Arizona 5, Detroit 4 N.Y. Mets 3, Seattle 1 Wednesday’s Games Cincinnati (Leake 7-8) at Milwaukee (Lohse 10-4), 10:10 a.m. Washington (Strasburg 7-7) at Colorado (J.De La Rosa 10-6), 11:10 a.m. Detroit (A.Sanchez 6-4) at Arizona (Cahill 1-6), 11:40 a.m. N.Y. Mets (B.Colon 8-8) at Seattle (T.Walker 1-1), 11:40 a.m. L.A. Dodgers (Haren 8-7) at Pittsburgh (Liriano 1-7), 3:05 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 11-7) at Philadelphia (A.Burnett 6-9), 3:05 p.m. Miami (Eovaldi 5-5) at Atlanta (E.Santana 8-6), 3:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Cobb 5-6) at St. Louis (Lynn 11-6), 3:15 p.m.

Both players bogeyed the first hole and parred the second, leading to the second attempt at the first hole. Weigle, 14, saved himself from instant elimination with a shot from the fairway that landed about 2 inches from the hole. “I wasn’t really thinking about much, I was just thinking that I had a hard chip coming and if I could put it close, I could put the pressure on him,” Weigle said. “So I took the shot and I was amazed I got it that close.” Weigle, from Anchorage, has competed in the Junior Open every year since it started in 2009, and said he was confounded why he was hitting a number of slices, instead of intended draws. “In baseball I turn my bat over, and I hold my club like a baseball bat, so my club natu-

San Diego (Kennedy 7-9) at Chicago Cubs (Wada 0-0), 4:05 p.m. All Times ADT

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Peavy, Badenhop (7), Doubront (8) and D.Ross; Happ, McGowan (7), Loup (8), Janssen (9), Cecil (9) and D.Navarro. W_Happ 8-5. L_Peavy 1-9. Sv_Cecil (4). HRs_Boston, D.Ortiz (23), Drew (4). Toronto, Reyes (8), D.Navarro (7).

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Royals 7, White Sox 1 KC Chi.

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Dye said this year was his first competing in the Junior Open, since the event is usually held in Anchorage, and added that his 3-iron club made a big difference on his tee shots. When it came down to him and Yamada, Dye said he focused solely on the task at hand. “I was trying not to keep track of it,” he said. “It was just see what happened at the end.” The crucial moment for Dye came on the 12th hole, when he managed to sink a putt for par that put him four strokes ahead of Yamada, who triplebogeyed. “He was in the woods a couple times, and I was in the woods myself but I had a good recovery,” Dye said. The girls 11 to 13 age group was won by a dominant Katelin Richards, who won by a massive 51 strokes over Ali-



Petit, J.Gutierrez (6), J.Lopez (7), Machi (7), Romo (8), Affeldt (9), Casilla (11), Kontos (12), Lincecum (14) and H.Sanchez; R.Hernandez, Bastardo (6), Giles (7), Diekman (8), Papelbon (9), De Fratus (11), Manship (13) and Rupp. W_Kontos 3-0. L_Manship 1-2. Sv_Lincecum (1). HRs_San Francisco, Pence (13), Posey (11). Philadelphia, Rollins (13).

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Mets 3, Mariners 1

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rally turns over,” he said. “I was getting bad hops, bad bounces all day. The course was paying me back for that (in the tiebreaker holes).” Weigle eventually won runner-up honors with a shot for par on the first hole that bettered the double bogey that Menard posted after landing his ball in the bushes on his second stroke. In the boys 15 to 18 age group, Kenai Central sophomore Max Dye took the victory with a two-day total of 163. After Monday’s action, Dye and area golfer Tyler Yamada were tied for the top spot with 18-hole scores of 84, but Dye pulled away Tuesday with a score of 79 while Yamada finished with an 85. “I just putted and chipped, and I did it better than my competitors,” Dye said.


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ann Schmidt. Richards posted rounds of 98 and 92 to win with a final score of 190. The boys 10 to 12 division was much closer, as Wyatt Ellis rallied from a 3-stroke deficit from the first day to tally a 2-stroke win over Ben Broyles. Ellis recorded a score of 44 Monday while Broyles shot 41, but Tuesday mixed things up a bit. Broyles struggled with a quadruple bogey on the fourth hole while Ellis hit par that put him ahead by one stroke. On the final hole, both players were tied, but Broyles hit a doublebogey to Ellis’ par, giving Ellis the win. The girls 10 and under division was won by Anika Richards, who finished with a twoday score of 112, recording a Monday performance of 53 and a Tuesday score of 59.





A-12 Peninsula Clarion, Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Police reports





n On July 11, Soldotna wildlife troopers contacted Kristoffer T. Ocel, 36, of Soldotna, dipnetting from a drift boat downstream of the markers indicating the closed area for personal use fishing from a watercraft. Ocel was cited for personal use fishing in closed waters. Bail was set at $210 in the Kenai Court. n On July 12, wildlife troopers contacted Kathryn Haas, 38, of Anchorage, dipnetting in the Kasilof River. Investigation revealed Haas was dipnetting downstream of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game regulatory makers in closed waters. Haas was issued a citation for dipnetting in closed waters, with the bail set at $210. n On July 12, Soldotna Alaska Wildlife Troopers issued a citation to Philip W. Wright, 29, of Anchorage, for personal use fishing nearly one-third mile into closed waters, downstream of the regulatory markers on the Kasilof River. Bail was set at $210. n On July 12, Soldotna wildlife troopers issued a citation to Tyson Chang, 49, of Anchorage, for failing to log his harvest of salmon on the Upper Cook Inlet personal use salmon permit that he dipnetted on the Kenai River. Bail was set at $110 in Kenai District Court. n On July 12, Soldotna wildlife troopers issued a citation to John Elmore, 47, of Anchorage, for failing to properly mark/cut fins on the sockeye salmon he had dipnetted on the Kenai River. Bail was set at $85 in Kenai District Court. n On July 12, Soldotna wildlife troopers issued a citation to John Nichols, 42, of Chugiak, for dipnetting in a closed area of the Kasilof River, downstream of the fish and game regulatory markers. Bail was set at $210 in Kenai District Court. n On July 12, Soldotna wildlife troopers issued a citation to Kahlene Smith, 48, of Kasilof, for failing to register a powerboat used as a setnet skiff. Bail was set at $60 in Kenai District Court. n On July 12, Soldotna wildlife troopers cited James E. Sears, 43, of Anchorage,

for failing to log personal use caught salmon prior to leaving the fishing site. Bail was set at $110 in Kenai Court. n On July 12, Soldotna wildlife troopers cited Golden J. Bradley, 27, of Anchorage, for failing to record personal use fish prior to leaving the fishing site. Bail was set at $110 in Kenai Court. n On July 12, Soldotna wildlife troopers cited James G. Berry, 50, of Anchorage, for personal use fishing in the Kenai River 10 minutes after the 11 p.m. closure. Bail was set at $160 in Kenai Court. n On July 12, Soldotna wildlife troopers cited Richard B. Guinto, 27, of Anchorage, for personal use fishing in the Kenai River 10 minutes after the 11 p.m. closure. Bail was set at $160 in Kenai Court. n On July 12, Soldotna wildlife troopers cited Nolasco C. Bulaong, 59, of Anchorage, for personal use fishing in the Kenai River 10 minutes after the 11 p.m. closure. Bail was set at $160 in Kenai Court. n On July 12, Soldotna wildlife troopers cited Librado Manansala, 75, of Anchorage, for personal use fishing in the Kenai River 10 minutes after the 11 p.m. closure. Bail was set at $160 in Kenai Court. n On July 12, Soldotna Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Emilio Gamiao, 54, of Anchorage, in Kasilof. Investigation showed that Gamiao had taken personal use salmon and had failed to record the fish on his 2014 Upper Cook Inlet Personal Use Salmon Fishery Permit prior to leaving the fishing site or concealing the fish from view. Gamiao was cited into Kenai Court, with bail set at $110. n On July 12, Soldotna wildlife troopers contacted Andrew Nelson, 33, of Kenai, in Kasilof during a traffic stop. Investigation showed that Nelson had purchased a resident commercial fishing crewmember license when he did not qualify as a resident. Nelson was issued a misdemeanor citation to appear in Kenai Court for falsification of application for license. n On July 12, Soldotna troopers responded to a disturbance call in Soldotna. Chelsey Topp, 26, of Soldotna, was ar-

rested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. n On July 12 at 9:52 p.m., the Bureau of Highway Patrol, Kenai Peninsula Team, conducted a traffic stop on a 2013 Jeep, after observing the vehicle traveling above the posted speed limit. Investigation revealed that Tonya M. Routier, 28, of Anchorage, was operating the motor vehicle with a revoked license for the original charge of failure to maintain liability insurance. Routier was issued a misdemeanor citation for driving while licensed suspended and released to a responsible driver. n On July 13 at about 12:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers attempted to contact and arrest Chantz Gillman, 23, of Soldotna, at his Soldotna home for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. Upon locating and contacting Gillman at his residence, he provided information trying to conceal his identity. Gillman was arrested for the warrant and additionally charged with false information. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without incident and held without bail. n On July 13, Alexander Argudin, 32, of Anchorage, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, for failing to record his salmon on his personal use permit during the Kenai River dipnet fishery. Bail was set at $110 in Kenai District Court. n On July 13, wildlife troopers cited Jason Kim, 54, of Soldotna,, Soldotna Post, for personal use fishing during a closed period, after observing him dip-netting prior to the 6:00 a.m. opening of the Kenai River personal use dipnet fishery. Bail was set at $110 in Kenai District Court. n On July 13, Richard White, 34, of Soldotna, was cited by wildlife troopers, Soldotna Post, for personal use fishing during a closed period, after being observed dipnetting prior to the 6:00 a.m. opening of the Kenai River personal use dipnet fishery. Bail was set at $210 in Kenai District Court. n On July 13, Soldotna Alaska Wildlife Troopers issued a citation to Osburt Lorenzo, 32 of Anchorage, for dipnetting





on the Kenai River for sockeye salmon without obtaining a dipnet permit. Bail was set at $210 in Kenai District Court. n On July 13, Soldotna wildlife troopers issued a citation to Khamphouvane Vichitvongsa, 42, of Fairbanks, for dipnetting in the Kenai River as a nonresident. Bail was set at $210 in Kenai District Court. n On July 13 at 12:06 a.m., Kenai police conducted a routine traffic stop at Mile 6 of the Kenai Spur Highway and issued a summons to Eric J. Rody, 24, of Soldotna, for driving while license cancelled. n On July 13 at 2:29 a.m., the Alaska State Troopers Bureau of Highway Patrol, Kenai Peninsula Team, contacted a 2005 Chevy Pickup after the driver was observed slumped over the wheel at the intersection of Kalifornsky Beach Road and the Sterling Highway in Soldotna. The driver, identified as Jesse Evans, 33, of Soldotna, had to be removed from the vehicle by troopers after he refused to exit the vehicle. Investigation revealed that Evans was driving while under the influence of alcohol, and he later refused the breath test. Both are felony crimes, due to the fact that Evans had been previously convicted of felony driving under the influence. Evans was also driving with a revoked license. Evans later threatened troopers and challenged them to a fight multiple times. Evans was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility and held without bail on charges of felony driving under the influence, felony refusal, driving while license revoked and disorderly conduct. The vehicle was impounded on scene. n On July 14, Soldotna Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Bruce L. Hunting, 80, of Anchor Point, for failing to record 19 sockeye salmon on his 2014 Upper Cook Inlet personal use permit prior to leaving the fishing site. Bail was set at $110 in Kenai Court. n On July 14, Soldotna wildlife troopers cited Dennis L. Ferderer, 54, of Soldotna, for failing to record 23 sockeye salmon on his Cook Inlet personal use permit prior to leaving the fishing site. Bail was set at $110 in Kenai Court.

n On July 14, Soldotna wildlife troopers cited Jan K. Newman, 55, of Palmer, for failing to record 13 sockeye salmon on her 2014 Cook Inlet personal use permit prior to leaving the fishing site. Bail was set at $110 in Kenai Court. n On July 14, Soldotna wildlife troopers cited Shawna L. Brown, 43, of Palmer, for failing to record personal use caught salmon on her Cook Inlet personal use permit prior to leaving the fishing site. Bail was set at $110 in Kenai Court. n On July 14, Soldotna wildlife troopers cited Alovao Mafua, 36, of Anchorage, for failing to obtain or possess a 2014 Upper Cook Inlet personal use permit prior to harvesting salmon from the Kenai River personal use fishery. Bail was set at $210 in Kenai Court. n On July 14, Soldotna wildlife troopers cited Ephim H. Moonin, Jr., 32, of Soldotna, for failing to record two days’ worth of personal use caught salmon prior to leaving the fishing site or concealing the fish from view. Bail was set at $110 in Kenai Court. n On July 14 at 12:14 p.m., Kenai police responded to Home Depot for an Assault. Camilo R. Nantes II, 31, of Wasilla, was arrested for two counts fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), thirddegree criminal mischief and resisting arrest and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. Addi-

tionally, Nantes II was arrested on a $500 Palmer Alaska State Troopers warrant for failing to appear for pretrial conference hearing on the original charges of permitting an unauthorized person to drive. n On July 14 at 10:44 p.m., Kenai police contacted a wanted subject on Lilac Lane. Anthony B. Cronce, 38, of Kenai, was arrested on a Anchorage Alaska State Troopers $250 failure to comply with community work service on the original charge of sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. n On July 15, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, cited Brent Pearce, 37, of Leesville, Louisiana, for failure to release a snagged salmon in the Kenai River. Bail was set at $130 in Kenai District Court. n On July 15 at 12:39 a.m., Kenai police responded to a report of a male and female fighting at a residence on Beaver Loop Road. Investigation led to the arrest of Sean K. Smeeden, 31, of Anchorage, on a charge of furnishing alcohol to a minor. Smeeden was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. n On July 15 at 10:16 a.m., Kenai police made a routine traffic stop on North Forest Drive near Fourth Avenue. Wanda L. Kitchen, 46, of Kenai, was issued a summons to court for failure to insure vehicle.

Man shot by Trooper on Sterling Highway On July 15 at approximately at 1:39 p.m., Alaska State Troopers were contacted by Seward PD in regards to a despondent male driving north on the Seward Highway. Troopers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the subject who then eluded at a high rate of speed. Contact was made with the male subject after he exited a vehicle near mile 68 of the Sterling Highway. The man refused to comply with commands and produced a firearm from the trunk of his vehicle. Ultimately, the man was shot by Trooper Eric Jeffords, a seven-year veteran of the AST and assigned to “E” Detachment, Cooper Landing Post. The man who was shot was transported to a hospital in Anchorage for treatment of serious injuries. Investigation into the cause and circumstances surrounding the shooting is ongoing by the Alaska Bureau of Investigation. No troopers was injured during the incident. The identity of the trooper was withheld for 72 hours per department policy. The name of the man is not available at this time. Investigation continues.





Peninsula Clarion, Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Court reports The following dismissals were recently handed down in District Court in Kenai: n A charge of driving while license suspended against Katherine Mary Bliss, 22, of Kenai, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Nov. 20. n A charge of fourth-degree assault against Jordanna L. Lee, 18, of Kenai, was dismissed. Date of the charge was May 20. n A charge of driving while license cancelled, suspended, revoked or limited against Jacob Bryce Thatcher, 25, of Kenai, was dismissed. Date of the charge was April 27. n A charge of driving while license cancelled, suspended or revoked against Timothy L. Fleming, 19, address unknown, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Dec. 9. n The court found Lorenzo S. Meredith, 40, of Soldotna, not guilty of two counts of failure to register as a sex offender. Dates of the charges were Feb. 13, 2013 and Feb. 14, 2013. n A charge of fourth-degree assault against Nancy Leah Fleming, 27, of Kasilof, was dismissed. Date of the charge was March 16. The following judgments were recently handed down in District Court in Kenai: n Robert Joseph Barnett, 31, Address unknown, pleaded guilty to sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed June 4. He was sentenced to 20 days in jail with 15 days suspended, may perform 40 hours of community work service in lieu of jail time, was fined $500 and a $50 court surcharge, forfeited items seized and placed on probation for one year. n Anthony Michael Bentley, 25, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, committed

July 3. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail with 10 days suspended, fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge wit $100 suspended and placed on probation for one year. n Jeremiah Johnson Brower, 34, of Barrow, pleaded guilty to sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed May 27. He was fined $150 and a $50 court surcharge and forfeited items seized. n Harris L. Richardson, Jr., 41, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed June 9. He was fined $150 and a $50 court surcharge and forfeited items seized. n Paris Silba, 20, address unknown, pleaded guilty to violating conditions of release, committed Nov. 25. He was fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and placed on probation for one year. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n Glenn L. Thompson, 25, of Sterling, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, suspended, revoked or limited, committed Jan. 27. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail with 20 days suspended, fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, had his license revoked for 90 days and placed on probation for three years. n Charles R. Williamson II, 49, of Powell, Wyoming, pleaded guilty to failure to appear – on bail for misdemeanor, committed Nov. 25, 2005. He was fined $150, a $50 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n Damon Michael Evens, 39, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of attempted third-degree assault, committed July 22, 2013. He was sentenced to 330 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100

suspended, ordered to complete a domestic violence intervention program and a mental health assessment and submit quarterly compliance reports to the District Attorney and the Court Clerk, ordered to have no contact with victims in this case and ordered to pay $200 cost of appointed counsel and placed on probation for two years. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n Nancy Fleming, 27, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed May 19. She was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 87 days suspended (time served), fined $3,000 with $1,500 suspended, a $75 court surcharge, $330 cost of imprisonment and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had her license revoked for 90 days, ordered ignition interlock for six months, ordered to pay $100 cost of appointed counsel and placed on probation for two years. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n Jonathan William Liebenthal, 58, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed March 21. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 87 days suspended, fined $3,000 with $1,500 suspended, a $75 court surcharge, $330 cost of imprisonment and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had his license revoked for

90 days, ordered ignition interlock for six months and placed on probation for one year. n Candice Ann McCloud, 29, of Wasilla, pleaded guilty to sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed May. 26. Imposition of sentence was suspended and she was placed on probation for one year, fined a $50 court surcharge, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment and forfeited items seized. n Tyler L. Pugel, 21, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to thirddegree theft, committed May 21. Imposition of sentence was suspended and Pugel was placed on probation for one year, fined a $50 court surcharge, ordered to perform 24 hours of community work service and ordered to stay of the premises of Lucky 13 Fashions. n Brennan A. Starkweather, 27, address unknown, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of negligent driving, committed May 29, 2013. He was fined $300 and a $10 court surcharge. n Elias Skiba, 18, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed April 21. He was fined $500 with $250 suspended, a $50 court surcharge and a $100 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, forfeited all items seized and placed on probation for one year. n Holly Nicole Smith, 22, address unknown, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault, com-





mitted June 2, 2013. She was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 86 days suspended, may perform 32 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 complete an anger management program and placed on probation for one year. n Teddy D. Wise, Jr., 27, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one count of a reduced charge of fourth-degree assault and one count of a reduced charge of reckless driving, committed April 16. On count one, he was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 85 days suspended (time served), fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and placed on probation for one year. On the count of reckless driving, he was sentenced to 30 days in jail with 25 days suspended (time served), fined $500 with $250 suspended, a $50 court surcharge and, concurrent with count one, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, had his license revoked for 30 days and placed on probation for one year. All other charges in this case were dismissed. The following judgment was recently handed down in Superior Court in Kenai: n A jury found James Randahl Sadler, 31, of Sterling, guilty of felony driving under the influence and one misdemeanor count of driving while


license cancelled, suspended, revoked or limited, committed April 29, 2011. On the count of felony driving under the influence, he was sentenced to four months in prison with two months suspended, fined $10,000, a $100 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, had his license revoked for life, forfeited all items seized, ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to use or possess any alcoholic beverages or illegal controlled substances, including synthetic drugs and marijuana, not to reside where alcoholic beverages are present, not to enter any business establishment whose primary business is the sale of alcohol, to be employed, actively seeking employment or actively engaged in school or vocational training while on probation, to complete a substance abuse evaluation and comply with treatment recommendations and was placed on probation for two years after serving any term of incarceration imposed. On the misdemeanor count of driving while license cancelled, suspended, revoked or limited, he was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $1,000, a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and forfeited all items seized. He was found not guilty of one count of an amended charge of second-degree failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer.









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our game,” he said. The new quality playing surfaces should increase chances to win bids for state meets and tournaments, Syverson said. “We’re kind of trying to partner with Kenai Central,” he said. “Things like state soccer and state track, it really opens some doors for us to be able to host those type of events which it would be very good for our local economy.” Syverson said SoHi hasn’t had a quality track or hosted a meet in 15 years. The field should also thaw more quickly and be ready for soccer practice earlier in the spring so players won’t have to fight mud and water. While community members are welcome to use the new

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“This is a strong Alaskafocused campaign which relies on massive family and volunteer support,” she said. Walker is the only one of the three who does not face a primary. Mallott and Parnell have been endorsed by their respective parties and received financial support from them. Mallott’s total includes about $50,000 in personal contributions and $55,000 from the Alaska Democratic Party. He also received $4,000 from the Tongass Democrats, a southeast Alaska Democratic group. Parnell raised more than $285,000, including $100,000 from the state GOP. The reporting period spanned from Feb. 2 through July 18. One of the big challenges facing Mallott is getting his name out there, spokeswoman Laury Roberts Scandling said. Parnell has the advantage of being able to travel the state for events like bill signings that get media attention, she said. Mallott’s campaign sought a ruling from the Alaska Public Offices Commission on whether a volunteer who is a private pilot and owns a plane can volunteer his time and airplane to the campaign. The commission ruled the pilot can volunteer all the time he wants but cannot exceed the $500 annual individual contribution limit, which includes the non-monetary value of air travel time. The campaign would have to pay a commercially reasonable rate for use of the aircraft, the commission decided; paying for fuel is not enough. As for other candidates, Russ Millette, one of Parnell’s chal-

facility when it’s completed, Syverson said people need to be mindful of protecting the surface. He said wheels — strollers, bicycles and rollerblades — can’t be used on the track and animals and food and drinks need to be kept off the turf. “It’s a quality facility,” he said. “The track is supposed to last longer. The turf field is an excellent turf field and we did spend the money, but it was designed to last Alaskan winters and hold up. … When you spend that kind of money, you want it to last. Now we have to be good citizens and take care of it.” The state and borough both provided funding for the project, which in total cost about $2.7 million. On Aug. 30, which is the first home SoHi Stars football game, the school will host a rededicalengers in the Aug. 19 primary, reported raising $3,500 since announcing his plans to run in May. He had about $1,300 on hand. Millette was elected chairman of the state GOP by Ron Paul supporters during a tumultuous 2012 convention, but he was ousted by party leaders be-

‘Things like state soccer and state track, it really opens some doors for us to be able to host those type of events.’ — Todd Syverson, SoHi principal tion of the Justin Maile Field. Syverson said plans for the ceremony are being finalized. “We’re going to kind of make a fun day of it,” he said. … “We’re just going to have a community celebration.” Kaylee Osowski can be reached at kaylee.osowski@ fore he took over. Republican Gerald Heikes raised $250, and had about $80 available. A fundraising report was not immediately available for another Republican, Brad Snowden. Mallott’s lone Democratic challenger, Phil Stoddard, reported raising no money.

Boy reaches plea deal in musk ox killings NOME (AP) — A 12-yearold Brevig Mission boy has reached a plea deal with state prosecutors in the 2012 killings of musk oxen near his western Alaska village. The boy and another boy were charged in January with multiple counts of wanton waste of big game after the deaths of seven musk oxen, KNOM reported. Authorities say the boys chased the animals with fourwheelers and shot them with rifles over several days. The boys’ names have not been released because they are minors. In a plea deal reached Friday, the 12-year-old agreed to forfeit all equipment used in the killings. That includes guns and four-wheelers. He also will have to pay $3,000 in restitution, a fraction of the $21,000 that was originally calculated. Many of the financial penalties and other punishment the boy faced were ultimately reduced because of his age, Nome Assistant District Attorney Tom Jamgochian said. The boy also will remain on probation for one year. The other boy’s case remains open. Brevig Mission is an Inupiat Eskimo community of about 450 people at Port Clarence, about 65 miles northwest of Nome. Residents of the village practice a subsistence lifestyle. C




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ers to talk person-to-person with a tax preparer. Library users who had questions during tax season had an opportunity to work with someone through a webcam thanks to a federally funded government program. Another program that benefited the community involved trained healthcare staff brought in to help people sign up for the Affordable Care Act prior to the government healthcare website launch last October. Joiner said when people had trouble accessing the website will all its technical difficulties, people were on hand to answer questions and get people signed up. Joiner said the library is involved in other community partnerships like working with the Totem Tracers genealogical research group. The newer libraries all around the Kenai Peninsula like Soldotna, Homer and Seward all offer their own interesting programs that benefit their community, she said. “We offer a unique variety of services that are not easily available outside of big cities,” she said. “With all the new libraries on the peninsula it shows a lot

of community support and interest in libraries.” A new feature introduced this year for library users is the self-check out stations, thanks contributions from the Friends of the Library and a Rasmuson Foundation grant that totaled $10,000. Joiner said the selfcheck stations are easy to use and offer an extra level of privacy to patrons. A superhero themed craft where participants can make their own costumes will take place today at 3 p.m. at the Kenai Community Library. On Friday at 2 p.m. the library will play a PG movie that follows the superhero themed week. Joiner said Batman is a perennial favorite among the kids. The Kenai Community library will host a science themed party on Aug. 1 that culminates with the completion of the summer reading program. The program has about 150 to 200 kids and encourages kids to keep reading book when they are out of school to maintain their progress. Joiner said all the community libraries and museums nominated all have great programs for kids and adults. “Their is some stiff competition,” she said. The deadline to apply for

the national award is October 15. The winning institution will be presented with a monetary award and recognized at a Washington D.C. ceremony. The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums, according to the release. The six Alaskan libraries and museums nominated include: — The Anchorage Museum’s Dena’inaq’ Huch’ulyeshi (The Dena’ina Way of Living) exhibit — Haines Library — Bethel’s Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center Museum — Dorothy Page Museum and Historic Town Site (Wasilla) — Fairbanks Children’s Museum — Kenai Community Library “These fantastic libraries and museums do great work in preserving the rich culture and history of their local Alaskan communities, and deserve national recognition for their extraordinary commitment to public service,” Murkowski wrote in the release. Reach Dan Balmer at daniel.balmer@peninsulaclarion. com.







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About fishing Salmon in Alaska 2014 Catfish in Northern Colorado 1950’S.


see people lined up at the mouth of the Kenai River and the frenzied fisherman dip netting. I wonder if they are having fun. I wonder if my Dad would enjoy seeing all the fishing nets and boats and hundreds and hundreds of campers, motor homes, tents and contraptions of every kind! I bet he would enjoy every minute setting from afar and commenting on what he was seeing. Here is a story about how Dad loved to take kids fishing without the fancy fishing poles and equipment that seems to be what you HAVE to have now-days!





My sister,Ginger relates this story: Colorado summer evening are just right to go fishing when it has been hot all day and Dad had been in the field on a tractor most of the day. Most of the time he would only say “Let’s go fishing!” Dad would gather up all us kids and some of the neighbor kids and a couple Stonebraker nephews that came to Colorado from Kansas to help “haying.” We were all packed in the old green four door Dodge and headed for a warm lake near the farm that had catfish in it. Nobody had fancy fishing tackle. Everyone had a bamboo pole with a piece of fishing line attached and a rather small hook tied on the end. Dad never got to fish, his job was to bait all the hooks, line up all the kids on the shoreline and then at the count of three we would whip that pole around and fling the hook and worm into the water. We would catch little 6 to 8 inch catfish and Dad would scurry up and down the shoreline removing the fish, throwing them into a bushel basket, baiting the hook and moving on the next kid. He looked like someone in a speeded-up movie, frantically keeping all our lines as busy as possible. We had so much fun we hated it when he called a halt to our fishing because the basket was overflowing with dozens of catfish. I bet Dad was just as glad to finally gather up everyone, and the poles, put the bushel of fish in the trunk of the car and head for home. Mom and him would clean the fish. Mom would get out her big cast iron skillet, put bacon grease and lard in it, roll those little fish in cornmeal and fry then hot and fast. Oh My those were so good!! We all had to have a piece of butter bread “just in cse you swallow a fish bone.” Those are memories you cherish and never forget. Just like dip netting on the Kenai River!! Thank you Ginger! Here is a poem that is hand written by my Dad. He heard it in church from Rev.Marcus Grether, came home and wrote it down on a piece of paper that he gave me many years ago. It is framed with other memories of my Dad including a song “Come Into My Heart.” that he sang among other songs, taking us to church every Sunday morning. Life is just a little minute, Just sixty seconds in it. I did not choose it, But will suffer if I abuse it. And if I do not use it, I will loose it. For life is just a minute Just sixty seconds in it. Written from memory by Dad Mcclure Enjoy your days and make memories every chance you get.

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Reindeer dogs from Alaska’s cranky vendor BY RACHEL D’ORO Associated Press

ANCHORAGE — There’s no shortage of hot dog stands hawking that spicy, oh-so-Alaska treat, the reindeer dog, in downtown Anchorage. But only one of them has consistently long lines. M.A.’s Gourmet Dogs is owned by a guy with an attitude and seven types of tasty grilled dogs — including one with a little bit of Rudolph in it. The reindeer meat, too lean to hold together alone, is mixed with pork and beef. It’s the hands-down crowd favorite, every bite delivSee DOGS, page B-2

ative to Jamaica, “jerk” is a way of cooking in which meat, typically chicken or pork, is dry-rubbed or marinated in a wet mixture comprised of allspice (in Jamaica it’s called “pimento), cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, thyme, garlic, scallions – and the heat of very hot peppers, such as the Scotch Bonnet pepper. The hotness (piquancy) of a pepper is calculated on the “Scoville” scale, named after its creator, American pharmacist Wilbur Scoville, who devised it in 1912. Depending on the amount Kitchen Ade of capsaicin, or Scoville heat units (SHU’s) Sue Ade a pepper contains, it is given a number from zero to 10. To give you a frame of reference, sweet peppers, like bell peppers and Cubanelle peppers, under 100 SHU’s, score zero on the Scoville scale, while the searing Scotch Bonnet pepper, found mainly in the Caribbean, and habanero pepper measures a searing ten, with 100,000-350,000 SHU’s. Believe it, or not, peppers, can be hotter still, with rating of 10+. According to tests conducted in 2012, with a staggering average of 1,569,300 units of heat, the Guinness World Record for the hottest chili pepper was awarded to the “Carolina Reaper,” a hybrid chili pepper bred by cultivator “Smokin’” Ed Currie, founder of the PuckerButt Pepper Company ( in Fort Mill, South Carolina. While some seek spicy hot cuisine with enthusiasm, many find it uncomfortably unpalatable, so the recipe here for Caribbean-style Jerk Chicken Stir Fry, is made with the relatively tame (2,500-8, 0000 SHU’s) jalapeño pepper. To balance the heat with the spice, the dish is also plenty sweet, thanks to the inclusion of honey and brown sugar, which, of course, can be adjusted according to preference. Sweet potatoes and slaw pair nicely with the meal and for dessert, the cooling, refreshing properties of citrus, found in Orange Cream Caramel Flan, will be welcome. If you’re looking to liven-up a summertime menu, a Caribbean-style meal can do that, with color, flavor and as much fire as your dare.

Photos by Sue Ade unless otherwise noted

Find Caribbean flavor and spice in dishes like Caribbean-Style Jerk Chicken Stir Fry, upper left, nice served with CinnamonSugar Sweet Potatoes and Cabbage Slaw with Collard Greens. For dessert, try cool and luscious Orange Cream Caramel Flan.

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

Caribbean-Style Jerk Chicken Stir Fry 1½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts, cut into chunks 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into ½-inch strips 1 medium orange bell pepper, cut into ½-inch strips 1 medium onion, sliced 1 teaspoon Grace brand Browning Sauce, optional* Jerk Marinade (recipe follows)

times to coat chicken. Place bag in the refrigerator and allow to marinate for 3 hours. Remove chicken from refrigerator, draining marinade into a small saucepan. Over medium-high heat, bring the marinade to a boil, then turn heat to low and simmer until the mixture reduces and becomes thick; do not allow to burn. While the reduction sauce is cooking, heat 2 tablespoons oil in large 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; stir fry 10 to 12 minutes or until no longer pink in center. Add onions and bell pepper; stir fry 2 to 3 minutes or unJerk Marinade til vegetables are crisp-tender. Add some of 1 small jalapeño pepper, chopped fine* the reduction sauce to the pan to coat and 2 cloves garlic glaze chicken, cooking until the chicken 2 scallion bulbs, chopped achieves a nice brown color. (You may also 2 tablespoons vegetable oil add some Browning Sauce to enhance the 1 teaspoon salt color of your chicken.) Makes 4 to 6 serv¼ teaspoon allspice ings. *Kitchen Ade note: For less “heat,” ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon remove seeds from the jalapeño. (The heat ¼ teaspoon ground cumin from a pepper lies in its seeds.) When han¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper dling hot peppers, wear gloves and be sure 1 8 / teaspoon ground cloves not to touch your eyes or membranes of 1 8 / teaspoon nutmeg your nose. A product of Jamaica, find Grace ¼ cup lime juice brand Browning Sauce in the ethnic foods 1 tablespoon vinegar aisle of your supermarket ¼ cup honey ¼ cup brown sugar Cabbage Slaw with

Using a mortar and pestle (or a food processor), mash jalapeño pepper, garlic, scallion and oil into a paste. Place paste in a mixing bowl. Add salt, allspice, cinnamon, cumin, black pepper, cloves and nutmeg, stirring to blend. Whisk in lime juice, vinegar, honey and sugar. Place chicken in large zip-lock bag. Pour marinade mixture over chicken and seal bag. Shake bag a few

Collard Greens

¼ small red cabbage, cored and shredded ½ small green cabbage, cored and shredded 1 small bunch collard greens, cleaned, stems removed and sliced into ½-inch strips*

Sweet potato wedges and slaw are nice sides for Caribbean-Style Jerk Chicken Stir Fry.

¼ cup golden raisins 1 cup mayonnaise ¼ cup rice vinegar 3 tablespoons sugar Spice Island Jamaican Jerk Seasoning Salt In large bowl, toss cabbage, collards and raisins; set aside. Whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar and sugar. Add jerk seasoning and salt to taste. Pour mixture over slaw, mixing well. Allow to stand, covered, in the refrigerator several hours before serving. Makes 6 servings. *Kitchen Ade note: To slice collards into strips, stack leaves one on top of the other, then slice through the stack making strips.

Sweet Potato Wedges with Cinnamon Sugar 4 large sweet potatoes, scrubbed Vegetable oil Cinnamon sugar* Sea salt and fresh ground pepper Minced cilantro, for garnish (optional) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise, then cut into wedges. Place the potato wedges in a single layer on a shallow baking sheet. Brush with potatoes with oil and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Season with a light dusting of

salt and a few grinds of fresh black pepper. Bake for 20 minutes, then turn potatoes and sprinkle with additional cinnamon sugar; bake for 15 minutes more, or until potatoes are tender and slightly caramelized. Makes 4 servings. *Kitchen Ade note: Buy readymade cinnamon sugar in the spice aisle of the supermarket or make your own by combining 4 tablespoons granulated sugar with 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Makes ¼ cup cinnamon.

Orange Cream Caramel Flan

Cinnamon Sugar intensifies the earthy sweetness of sweet potatoes.

Caramel Sauce 2 cups granulated sugar ½ cup water 1 tablespoon lemon juice In a saucepan, combine sugar with the water and lemon juice. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to moderately high, tilting and rotating the pan until the syrup is caramelized and achieves a golden, amber color. Pour syrup into the bottom of a 1½-quart charlotte mold or deep soufflé dish. Tilt the mold to coat the bottom and sides evenly, then let the caramel cool.

Orange Custard 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 1 cup orange juice ¾ cup heavy cream or half and half 4 large eggs 2 large egg yolks Velvety smooth and full of citrus, Orange Cream Car1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract amel Flan is a refreshing finish to any highly-spiced meal. C




½ teaspoon pure orange oil or orange extract 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh orange zest Orange slices, for garnish Lightly sweetened whipped cream, for serving (optional) Combine the milk, orange juice, cream, eggs, extracts and orange zest in the container of an electric blender. On medium speed, blend for 30 seconds, or until well combined. Pour mixture into mold and set in a baking pan. Pour boiling water twothirds up the way of the mold. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for one hour or until a metal skewer inserted within 1-inch of the edge of the custard comes out clean. Refrigerate mold several hours or overnight before inverting onto chilled platter, allowing caramel syrup to run down sides of flan. Garnish with fresh orange slices and serve with whipped cream, if desired .Makes 8 servings.





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ering a pleasing crunchy pop. This is Michael Anderson’s hot dog stand, a mobile feast beneath a big green umbrella near the corner of Fourth Avenue and F Street, parked outside the Federal Building. He’s been selling dogs downtown for 22 years during Alaska’s summer tourist season, even on the rainiest days, and he’s such a draw that an adjacent competitor started using a green umbrella too. Just remember: Anderson has been called the “hot dog Nazi” more than once, a reference to the “soup Nazi” on the old “Seinfeld” TV series. The soup Nazi was a cranky soup vendor with lots of arbitrary rules, and Anderson has his own rules of engagement posted on a sign: End all cellphone talk at the counter, end all conversations with other diners when it’s your turn, wait to order until “the wienie behind the stand asks for it,” and finally, step to the right “and pay for this abuse.” Signed: “XX00. M.A.” In other words, there’s no time for indecision when you

‘If you think I’m mean, that’s fine because it’ll get you through the line quicker. Then they can get their food and go back to work.’ — Michael Anderson, hot dog vendor deal with this no-nonsense proprietor. Local customers probably make up 80 percent of Anderson’s clientele as they grab a dog for lunch while taking a break from downtown office jobs, and they’ll warn tourists what to expect. But many locals also think his is the best of several carts on the avenue, precisely because of his antics. “If you think I’m mean, that’s fine because it’ll get you through the line quicker,” Anderson said. “Then they can get their food and go back to work.” He’s also known for playing games. On Maybe Mondays, maybe he’ll be there or maybe he won’t, giving Facebook followers an early heads-up about absences. If he’s not working, people who show up will see a sign saying he’s gone fishing. Toppings Tuesday will offer regular

customers a surprise garnish. Sauteed garlic and bell peppers were a recent offering. And on Fridays, you can expect to see him in a kilt. Besides the reindeer dogs, he offers beef, Polish, Italian sausage, Louisiana hotlinks, bratwurst and chicken linguica, a type of smoke-cured sausage. One of his specialty toppings is onions caramelized in Coke. Meal combos with chips and a drink are $7.75; the dogs alone are $6. There are no tables, but there’s plenty of room to stand around, plus steps and planters to sit on. There’s even a real dog at the hot dog stand: Vivo, a 16-month-old lab-shepherd mix. He gets one beef dog a day, reminding Anderson with a little bark if he forgets. AP Photo/Rachel D’Oro Anderson has a suggestion box, too — or at least that’s In this photo taken July 14, Michael Anderson, left, operates his popular hot dog stand, M.A.’s what it says on the nearby Gourmet Dogs, where spicy reindeer dogs are the hands-down crowd favorite in downtown Anchorage. Anderson has been selling dogs for 22 years during Alaska’s summer tourist season. trashcan.

California firm issues nationwide fruit recall CUTLER, Calif. (AP) — A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination. Wawona Packing Co. President Brent Smittcamp said in a statement that he is not aware of any illnesses caused by the fruit, and the voluntary recall was announced after consulting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. “By taking the precautionary step of recalling product, we will minimize even the slightest risk to public health,” Smittcamp said. The recalled fruit was packed and shipped to retailers including Costco Wholesale Corp. and Trader Joe’s from June 1 through July 12, Wawona Packing said. The recall came after internal testing at the company’s packing house in Cutler, a community in Tulare County. Anybody who has the recalled fruit should discard it, the company said, adding that it wasn’t known where the contamination originated. The recalled fruit was shipped directly to retailers and wholesalers, who resell the products. The company issued the recall because it doesn’t know all of the companies that bought fruit from its wholesalers. More information including lot codes, labels and pictures to identify the possibly contaminated fruit, is at Wawona’s website, . Consumers can also call 888-232-9912. Listeria can cause serious illness and even death for sensitive groups, such as children, the frail and the elderly. Healthy people may suffer flu-like symptoms, such as high fever, headache, nausea and diarrhea. It can cause miscarriage and stillbirth for pregnant women, the company warned. After discovering the contamination, Wawona said it shut down its packing lines, retrofitted some equipment and sanitized the facility. Subsequent tests have been negative for the bacteria. Clovis-based Wawona Frozen Foods is a separate company and is not involved in the recall.

‘Drink Up’ more water By STACY A. ANDERSON Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama is expanding her push for America to drink more water, as the White House claims partial responsibility for helping to boost nearly $1 million in bottled water sales among consumers since the national “Drink Up” campaign launched in September. C












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I did not have biscuits like she used, so I used bread sticks. They were so good!

This makes an omelet for 6 people or three generous servings.

A refrigerated roll of the small cheap buttermilk biscuits that have 8 or 10 to a roll 1 stick of melted butter in a pie plate Add to the butter: 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 teas lemon juice 1 teas dill weed Mix very well with fork Dip each biscuit on each side into the mixture Lay them in a butter glass pie plate and

bake at 400° for 10 to 12 minutes I am wondering it you could put them on a buttered cookie sheet, seperated-bet that is just as good. Barb says she likes hers a little crispy so watch carefully if you like yours that way too. Flip upside down onto a serving dish. Spoon left over onto the biscuits. Enjoy!! We sure did - thank you Barb!!


Heat oven to 400° Sautee in 2 Tblsp of butter in a large cast iron skillet - the pan has to be oven proof. 2 Tblsp each of onion, green bell pepper, mushrooms and tomatoes all diced 1 cup of shredded cooked potato Stir until vegetables are tender about 1 minute Add 1 cup of cooked fish such as halibut, salmon, imitation crab, shrimp or combination Heat through: Beat in a bowl: 4 eggs with 1/2 cup canned milk


As you all know I love rhubarb recipes and was glad to receive this one from Barb also. 1 yellowcake mix-put into an oiled 9 X 13 Spoon rhubarb (cooled) over top baking pan Top with 1 pint of cream poured over the 2 cups cooked rhubarb with sugar to your rhubarb. taste (start with 1/2 cup) Bake 350° for 35 to 40 minutes. (I am 1 pint cream guessing on this-use your imagination as to Make the cake mix according to direc- how done it is.) tions

HEAVENLY HASH 1 1/2 cold cooked rice 1 1/2 cup small marshmallows (the old original recipe called for “diced marshmallows - I hated to “dice” marshmallows!) 1/2 cup drained crushed pineapple 1/4 cup walnuts chopped 1 cup Cool whip - (old original called for 2/3 cups cold cream-whipped) 1/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries

Place all ingredients in bowl and fold in Cool Whip. Place in glass serving dish and chill.

1/4 teas garlic salt A generous sprinkle of black pepper 2 shakes of hot sauce (op) 2 shakes of Worcestershire sauce (op) Fold egg mixture into the hot vegetables and fish. Immediately transfer to hot oven for 10 minutes until eggs puff up around sides and middle is firm. Remove from oven and cut into 6 wedges. Top each piece with sour cream. Serve with toasted buttered sourdough muffins and sliced fruit. PS I like ketchup on mine!

Easy recipe for left over halibut Page 87 of my cookbook “Grannie Annie’s Cookin’ Fish From Cold Alaskan Waters” 1 small can diced chilies 1/2 green bell pepper 1 medium onions diced 1 pt sour cream 2 cups flaked, cooked halibut-cooled 1 doc flour tortillas Mix the first five ingredients and roll mixture in tortillas, Place seam side down oiled 9 x 13 baking dish

Mix and pour over top: 1 can tomato soup 1 can mild enchilada sauce Mix and pour over filled tortillas. Top with Cheddar cheese. Bake 30 to 35 minutes at 375° This is a good make ahead recipe and heat just before serving. Serve with refried beans and a large mixed green salad with slices of avocado. 6 large servings.

Elaine and Ginger helped me find this recipe a long time ago. Moms recipe was about as simple - but this is the modified version of Ginger’s school friend Bonnie Weideman’s Mom. Thank you all!!


he series is written by a 44 year resident of Alaska, Ann Berg of Nikiski. Ann shares her collections of recipes from family and friends. She has gathered recipes for more that 50 years. Some are her own creation. Her love of recipes and food came from her Mother, a self taught wonderful cook. She hopes you enjoy the recipes and that the stories will bring a smile to your day. Grannie Annie can be reached at

Cookbooks make great gifts! The “Grannie Annie” Cook Book Series includes: “Grannie Annie’s Cookin’ on the Woodstove”; “Grannie Annie’s Cookin’ at the Homestead”; “Grannie Annie’s Cookin’ Fish from Cold Alaskan Waters”; and “Grannie Annie’s Eat Dessert First.” They are available at M & M Market in Nikiski. C




Look what I found in my own garden - Susan planted white fireweed last year - see the contrast with the regular pink fireweed. I was so pleased! Thank you Susan!









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Kenai Peninsula College is hiring for the Assistant Professor of Process Technology position at its Anchorage Extension Site. The successful candidate will teach freshmen and sophomore level PRT courses and work with an excellent team to advise students and advance KPC's PRT and instrumentation programs in Anchorage.

The City of Soldotna has an opening for a regular part-time Library Clerk at the Soldotna Public Library. This entry level position provides clerical support services to the Library. Schedule will vary depending on the staffing needs of the library and will include evenings and Saturdays. A complete job description is available on the City's website at Must submit City application, resume and cover letter to Human Resources at 177 N. Birch Street, Soldotna, by email, or fax 866-595-3359 by 5 p.m., August 1, 2014. The City of Soldotna is an EEO employer.

This is a 9 month per year tenure track position to begin January 2015 or negotiable. Tuition waivers included with benefits package. To apply for this position go to KPC's employment page at UAA is an AA/EO Employer and Educational Institution.

Homer Electric Association, Inc. is seeking a highly qualified individual to fill the position of Executive Assistant to the General Manager in the Kenai office. This position works directly with the General Manager, Board of Directors and other Executive level staff acting as a liaison between the parties and providing administrative support. These duties include reviewing and responding to, or appropriately directing, correspondence, email and phone calls; coordinating, preparing and distributing electronic board packets for the HEA and AEEC Boards of Directors; attending Board and Member meetings, recording and transcribing all minutes to become the official and legal documents of the cooperative; maintaining and coordinating schedules for the General Manager and Directors, including scheduling regular or special meetings of the Board or HEA staff; preparing, coordinating and monitoring the General Managers budget; providing travel coordination assistance to the General Manager and Board of Directors as a signed; overseeing the maintenance of historical and permanent records. This position requires a high level of expertise in MS Office Suite, electronic document distribution, tablet maintenance/troubleshooting, network functions, strong communication skills, and document control. The successful candidate must be available to attend evening board meetings, prepare emergency materials and may be required to travel out of the service area. An Associate’s Degree in Business Administration, Office Services or a related field is preferred with at least two years of executive secretarial experience required. A high school graduate with an additional four years of executive level secretarial experience may be substituted for the degrees. Applications may be completed on line at If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at (907)235-3369 or HEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer; Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled. Recruiting will continue until a qualified applicant has been hired.

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KENAI, AK Come join a family-friendly, innovative work environment. The Kenaitze Indian Tribe has opened our Dena'ina Wellness Center, featuring an integrated model of care. Employees at Kenaitze Indian Tribe deliver health, social service, education and tribal court services to tribal members, Alaska Native/American Indian people and others. Kenaitze Indian Tribe is recruiting for the following On-Call Position: Dental Hygienist Responsible for conducting dental hygiene examinations and treatment on patients and assisting in improving the knowledge level of patients on preventative oral hygiene. Benefits include Holidays, Paid Time Off, Extended Sick Leave, Medical/Dental/Life & Accidental Death Insurance, 401(k) For the job description or to apply visit our website at For questions call 907-335-7200. P.L. 93-638 applies

Homer Electric Association, Inc., is seeking a highly qualified individual to fill the position of Member Support Representative in the Homer office. Member Support Representatives are our first line of contact with members. Friendly and courteous service is a must when working with members on billing issues and providing information on a variety of subjects relating to membership, electric services, utility regulations and tariffs. Qualified applicants will have a minimum of two years of office based customer services experience, with high-volume public contact both in person and by telephone. This position requires 2 years of college level, or formal business education which can be substituted by an additional 4 years of progressively responsible customer service experience. The position also requires 10-key by touch and a familiarity with various computer database applications. An individual with prior utility experience is preferred. Applications may be completed on line at HEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer; Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled. 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 Applications will no longer be accepted after August 1, 2014.

CITY OF SOLDOTNA EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Library Page Wage Range 1 $10.01/hr Non-Exempt The City of Soldotna has an opening for a Library Page position at the Soldotna Public Library. This position will work 10 hours per week. A complete job description is available on the City's website at Must submit City application to Human Resources at 177 N. Birch Street, Soldotna, by email, or by fax 866-596-2994. Recruitment closes at 5 p.m., July 25, 2014. The City of Soldotna is an EEO employer.

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has immediate opening Vac Truck Driver. Need 40 hours HAZWOPER, Lifetime driving record. Apply: questions- (206)832-3012

Healthcare Central Peninsula Hospital is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions: Candidates must have current certification/ registration as CMA/RMA and excellent computer and customer skills. Without current Certification/Registration candidates must have one year of medical assistant experience and be eligible to take the CMA/RMA exam within a specified period of time to be determined at the time of hire. Prefer medical office and E.H.R. experience. LPN - Physician Services Candidates must be a graduate of a LPN program with current Alaska licensure. Good knowledge of nursing theory and practice; skilled in use of computer, applicable software, peripheral equipment and appropriate clinical data bases. Excellent customer services skills. Prefer one year of health care experience, preferably in a physician's office/clinic setting and phlebotomy experience.

Human Resources Department 250 Hospital Place, Soldotna, AK 99669 Phone (907) 714-4785 Fax (907) 714-4974 All applications must be submitted on line at Pre-employment screens are required. We are an equal employment opportunity employer.

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OPERATOR APPRENTICE; Location: Kenai, Alaska; Qualified applicants must apply online by July 25, 2014 For more information on this opening and to apply, please visit our website: ConocoPhillips Alaska is an equal opportunity employer

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Homer Electric Association, Inc., is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill the System Operations Supervisor position in our Kenai office. The System Operations Supervisor is responsible for preparing switching orders, directing switching activities, providing crew direction, operating SCADA and other control monitoring services, coordinating personnel for power restoration operations, maintaining progress logs, and providing system data analysis and reports as required. The successful candidate will be scheduled in accordance with operational need and must be available to work hours that will allow for 24 hour coverage. A Bachelor's Degree in mechanical/electrical engineering, or the completion of a nationally recognized apprenticeship program, or five years of utility system operations, maintenance and/or construction background is desired. Five years of progressively responsible related work experience, a demonstrated ability to learn new concepts and master multiple computer systems may be substituted for a degree. The successful candidate will be required to submit a valid Alaska Driver's License and a good driving record with no record of driving under the influence (DUI) or reckless driving during the preceding three years, and containing no information which suggests that the applicant is other than a safe driver. Applications may be completed online at . If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at (907) 235-3369 or HEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer; Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled. Recruiting will continue until a qualified applicant has been hired.


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Regular Full Time Librarian I Wage Range 10 $21.79/Hr.-$28.17Hr. Non-Exempt The City of Soldotna has an opening for a regular full time Librarian I at the Soldotna Public Library. A complete job description is available on the City's website at Must submit City application, resume and cover letter to Human Resources at 177 N. Birch Street, Soldotna, by email, or fax 866-596-2994 by 5 p.m., July 25, 2014. The City of Soldotna is an EEO employer.

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Ninilchik, Alaska Ninilchik Traditional Council (NTC) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Secretary/Receptionist. Must have dynamic customer service skills, strong computer skills, and be able to interact in a positive manner with all people. Duties include receiving and directing incoming & outgoing phone calls, mail, faxes, and email. Experience required. Excellent benefits. P.L. 93-638 Applies. Interested applicants can contact NTC 15910 Sterling Hwy., Ninilchik Alaska P.O. Box 39070, Ninilchik, Alaska 99639 Phone (907) 567-3313 ~ Fax: (907) 567-3308 Email: Website:

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COMFORTABLE 1-Bedroom house, needs TLC but great deal at $71,500. OWC, with $3,000 down. (907)855-0649 (760)567-7369 HOME FOR SALE.

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 ConocoPhillips Alaska is Recruiting for the following positions:

MECHANIC; Location: Kenai, Alaska; Qualified applicants must apply online by July 25, 2014 For more information on this opening and to apply, please visit our website:

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 KENAI RIVER/

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


Land LOT FOR SALE 2 acres on Tote Road, paved road, gas, electric, phone. level, good soil. $30,000. per lot. (907)398-1211

Waterfront Property HOME & CABIN FOR SALE 145-Ft. Kenai riverfront, mile from hospital/ businesses. Quiet, beautiful, excellent for professional or someone who loves to fish. $550,000. (907)262-4934

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Apartments, Unfurnished EXCELLENT OCEAN VIEW! Bay Arm Apartments, Kenai. Accepting applications for 1 bedroom apartment, utilities included. $25. nonrefundable application fee. No pets. (907)283-4405. REDOUBT VIEW Soldotna’s best value! Quiet, freshly painted, close to schools. 1-Bedroom from $625. 2-Bedroom from $725. 3-Bedroom, 2-bath, from $825. No pets. (907)262-4359.

Apartments, Furnished 1-LARGE ROOM FULLY FURNISHED Soldotna, quiet setting, includes utilities. (907)394-2543. KENAI 1-Bedroom, furnished, heat, cable included. No pets. $700. month. (907)283-5203, (907)398-1642. LONGMERE AREA 2-bedroom, Available Aug 1. No smoking/ pets. Washer/dryer, WiFi, all utilities included, $850./ 1st & last month rent plus deposit. (907)262-1790 (907)398-9695 SOLDOTNA Furnished 1-Bedroom. Shady Lane Apartments. $725. Heat & cable included. No pets. (907)398-1642, (907)283-5203.

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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.

Invitation to Bid Ninilchik Community Clinic Flooring Replacement Project


RV SPOTS on the Kenai River, call for details. (907)953-0141

The Ninilchik Traditional Council is seeking proposals to replace all the flooring at the Ninilchik Community Clinic. The Clinic building is approx. 2000 sq. feet. This project consists of ripping up the old flooring, discarding debris and laying down new flooring. Prospective bidders must obtain a proposal packet and do a mandatory on-site visit. Bid opens July 21, 2014 @ 9am and closes August 19, 2014 @ 5pm. Please contact Diane Reynolds, Procurement Officer/Finance Assistant for a proposal packet @ (907)567-3313 or e-mail:

***GRAND OPENING*** A Summer massage open everyday call, texts. (907)252-3985

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PUBLISH: 7/21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 2014

Health Invitation to Bid RH14-02 The Ninilchik Traditional Council’s HUD Program is seeking a General Contractor w/residential endorsement for a Mod/Rehab in Homer. Indian Preference applies. Contractor must pay Tribal Wage Rate, must obtain proposal packet, do an on-site visit, and attend the Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference. Scope of work consists of installing metal roofing on home. Additional specs in bid packet. Bid opens July 21, 2014 @ 9am and closes August 19, 2014 @ 5pm. Please contact Diane Reynolds, Procurement Officer/Finance Assistant for a bid packet @ (907) 567-3313 or e-mail:



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PUBLISH 7/21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 2014

**ASIAN MASSAGE** Grand Opening, Welcome Visitors, Fishermen, New customers. (907)741-1644.

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






AND CABIN CASTAWAY COVE. Kenai River front double lot. 70 foot frontage by 100 feet deep. KNOCK EM DEAD RED SALMON HOLE right in front of cabin. electricity available. Very accessible location. Age forces me to sell this very valuable location... Lots 34 and 35 block 9, Castaway Cove, $112,000. Borough book and page map 55-253 Call me for a visit to the property (907)252-4500 or (907)283-4960


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The Kenai Peninsula Borough Road Service Area hereby invites qualified contractors to submit a firm price for acceptance by the Borough to apply Deery Super Stretch crack sealant to various paved roads within the Kenai Peninsula Borough: Bid documents may be obtained beginning July 23, 2014 at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Road Service Area office, 47140 East Poppy Lane, Soldotna, Alaska 99669 (907) 262-4427. Bid documents may also be downloaded from the web at: Opportunities.aspx One (1) complete set of the bid package is to be submitted to the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Purchasing and Contracting Department, 144 N. Binkley Street, Soldotna, Alaska 99669. These forms must be enclosed in a sealed envelope with the bidder's name on the outside and clearly marked: BID: Application of Paved Road Crack Sealant DUE DATE: August 5, 2014, no later than 2:00 PM


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


PUBLISH: 7/23, 25, 27, 2014


**ASIAN MASSAGE** Grand opening Happy Holiday, enjoy hospitality anytime. (907)398-8896

Deceased. Case No. 3KN-14-93

DATED this 10th day of July, 2014.


ENGLISH Bull dog male puppies, 1st shots, $2,000. Firm. (907)690-0876

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



SECLUDED, Primitive Cabin. Needs single, hardy, handyman. Ciechanski Rd. $400. (337)772-9944

3-BEDROOM, 2-BATH, washer/dryer, partially furnished. No pets/ no smoking. Quiet setting. Holt Lamplight. Deposit required. (907)776-6544


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

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


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CITY OF SOLDOTNA PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING AUGUST 6, 2014 The Soldotna City Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chamber, 177 N. Birch St., Soldotna, Alaska, on the following item: Resolution PZ 2014-020 - A resolution of the Planning and Zoning Commission granting a conditional use permit for the development of a day care facility located at 104 N. Kobuk Street, Soldotna, AK. The property is zoned Single Family/Two Family Residential, and is legally described as Lot 16, Block 4, Forest Park Subdivision Part 1, KN 0750018, Seward Meridian, Section 29, T5N R10W. All interested persons are invited to attend and participate in the public discussion. Written comments may be sent to the Planning & Zoning Commission, c/o John Czarnezki, 177 North Birch Street, Soldotna, AK 99669. For further information, call John Czarnezki at 907-262-9107. PUBLISH: 7/23, 30, 2014


Public Notices PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION An application for renewal of an Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan, under Alaska Statute 46.04.030 and in accordance with 18 AAC 75, has been received by the Department of Environmental Conservation. The details are as follow: Applicant: Tesoro Logistics LP P.O. Box 3369 Kenai, Alaska 99611 Proposed Activity: The preparation of an Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan supported by adequate resources, which demonstrates the applicant's ability to plan to contain, control, and clean up oil discharges from the Tesoro Nikiski Terminal Facility. The tank farm has a capacity of 9,702,000 gallons. The petroleum product at this tank farm is, Jet Fuel, Unleaded Gasoline and Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel. Location: Mile 21.5 Kenai spur Highway, Kenai, Alaska 99611. Potential Results: A potential risk of oil spills entering the lands or waters of the state exists from this operation. Activity identified as State Contingency Plan Number 14-CP-5229. Any person wishing to submit a request for additional information or provide comments regarding this application may do so in writing to Bill Steele, Department of Environmental Conservation, SPAR/TTF, 555 Cordova St. Ancchorage AK, 99501, (907) 269-7886, Facsimile (907) 269-7687 or Requests for additional information must be received by August 15, 2014 (day 24). Comments will be accepted until 5:00 pm ADT on August 21, 2014 (day 30). It is the responsibility of the commenter to verify email submissions are received by the applicable deadline. The public comment period will be extended if necessary in accordance with 18 AAC 75.455(d) and (e). Copies of the application and plan are available for public review at the department's office at 555 Cordova St, Anchorage AK and the department's office in Soldotna at 43335 Kalifonsky Beach Rd, Suite 11. The Department will hold a public hearing on the plan application if it determines that good cause exists. Residents in the affected area or the governing body of an affected municipality may request a public hearing by writing to the Department of Environmental Conservation, at the above address prior to August 21, 2014 (day 30). The State of Alaska, Department of Environmental Conservation complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you are a person with a disability who may need a special accommodation in order to participate in this public process, please contact Eric Hotchkiss at (907) 451-6171 or TDD Relay Service 1-800-770-8973/TTY or dial 711 prior to August 21, 2014 (day 30) to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided. PUBLISH:7/23, 2014




NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Co-Personal Representatives of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented to the undersigned Co-Personal Representatives of the estate, at DOLIFKA & ASSOCIATES, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, P.O. Box 498, Soldotna, Alaska, 99669.


Located in Kenai Behind Wells Fargo/ stripmall. (907)252-6510

AKC Brittany Pups Dam & sire proven hunters. Great companions. References available. Order for pick of litter based on date. $250 deposit received. Call (907)953-4816 or

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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



Appliances AMANA REFRIGERATOR/ FREEZER, White $250. (907)252-6452



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

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

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B-8 Peninsula Clarion, Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Girl and cousin both need counseling after assault both of these children need professional help. DEAR ABBY: For years I dated guys who I knew wanted a committed relationship, while I just wanted to have fun. I enjoyed being single and never saw myself getting married. My mom was married three times to men who abused her. It made the idea Abigail Van Buren of marriage terrifying to me. Through counseling, I have found healing from my past. I regret the damage I caused by leading guys on. Now that I want to be married, my life feels empty. While I used to enjoy my independence, I now want to share my experiences with someone. Because of the counseling I have had, I know what I shouldn’t settle for, but the only guys asking me out are sleazy. I feel like in some ways life was easier when I wanted to stay single. How do I find a healthy balance so I won’t go back to my old ways or end up settling out of desperation? — HEALED BUT CONFUSED

DEAR HEALED BUT CONFUSED: One way would be to continue the counseling. While you may want to be married now, desperation and neediness are not traits that attract worthwhile men. You need to be prepared to take some time and find a balance in your life while you’re looking for Mr. Right. Explore your own interests, make friends with members of both sexes, do some volunteering if you have the time. If you do, the chances of your meeting the right kind of man will improve because you will have more to offer. 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. To receive a collection of Abby’s most memorable — and most frequently requested — poems and essays, send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby — Keepers 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 Leo and a Moon in Gemini if born before 10:58 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Cancer. HAPPY BIRTHDAY forWednesday, July 23, 2014: This year you intuitively know what to do. You say the right words, and you are more assertive than in the past. You take action with ease. Others will support you more often and will want to participate in your ventures. You also begin a new 12-year luck cycle. If you are single, you will be hardpressed to maintain that status, as many potential suitors head your way. If you are attached, the love between you and your significant other blazes bright. You will want to fulfill one of your joint life goals in the next 12 months. CANCER tends to say little, but he or she is very observant. 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 You will be determined to wrap up a situation or eliminate a problem. Someone around you could be contentious. Sit back, and listen to what is being shared. You’ll be coming from an unusually secure position. Let this person air out his or her concerns. Tonight: Take the night off. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHH You tend to be instinctive when it comes to solving a problem. You seem to know what to do with any issue that arises from your daily contacts. You have a lot to offer. Allow others to come to you. Listen to what they ask, and then you can decide what to do. Tonight: Your treat.


GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHHYou might want to clear the air. You will need a creative approach in order to open up others, as they are likely to shut down unexpectedly if you are not careful. Remain sensitive to someone else’s suggestions. Do not go beyond your normal limits. Tonight: Out late. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHH You might want to say little and handle what you must first. Maintain good listening skills, and you will learn a lot about others. Do not allow a sense of irritation to get to you. Someone could be difficult, but you can ignore this person’s criticism as well. Tonight: Nap, then decide. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHHDonotloseyourfocus;instead, stay focused on what is important. You could be distracted by a very flirtatious individual in your life, and enjoying every moment. You’ll have a strong sense of direction once you refocus. Know what is needed here. Tonight: Share news. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHH Pressure builds around you. You might feel as if you need to do some hard thinking, but you won’t have the time yet to stop and reflect. Once you finish your to-do list, you will want to slow down and relax. A conversation with a friend also will be helpful. Tonight: A latenight chat. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHHYou’ll feel energized and want to be direct with someone at a distance. This person might not appreciate your immediate reaction. Read between the lines with his or her reactions. You will assume far more responsibility than you typically do. Tonight: Out till the wee hours.

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH Ask yourself why you are having a strong reaction to someone. The answer could be more significant than you realize. Try to detach. You will be able to work with this person, if you so choose. Tonight: Reach out to someone at a distance and catch up on news. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHHOthersnaturallywilldominate the scene today. You could be focused on a different goal, and you might be barely interested in your day-to-day routine. A friend could be pushing you hard in the next few days. Take time for a loved one. Tonight: Relate to others directly. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHH You seem to add to your to-do list all day long, rather than crossing things off. Be more in touch with how routine some of your activities are. Slow down, and know that you do not need to carry others’ burdens. Tonight: Join a friend for some dinner and drinks. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHHYou think quickly on your feet, even more so today. Your natural inclination will bring positive and rewarding results. Reach out to someone at a distance. The conversation alone will help you gain a perspective on what is happening around you. Tonight: Out and about. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHH A partner could force your hand. You might want to pull back and consider what is going on. Is this really the stand you want to take? Honor what feels right to you, even if it involves a sudden change. Tonight: Head home first, then decide.

Dirty or clean? Check the soap Dear Heloise: My family has come up with a hint that may help others who never know if the dishes in the dishwasher are clean or dirty. When the dishwasher is emptied, we immediately fill the dishwasher soap container and close it. That way, anyone who has a question about whether the dishes are clean or dirty needs only to look to see if the container is closed or open. If it is open, the dishes are clean. If the container is closed, put your dirty dishes in. — Diana L. in California This is a good hint, especially if the dishwasher is used every day or two. Most people do run it at night, when dinner is over and the kitchen is “closed.” For other readers who don’t use the dishwasher daily, please note: Powdered detergent (and some of the new “packets”) can be affected by moisture. — Heloise P.S.: Here’s another hint: Put a coffee cup (open end facing up) on the top rack. If there’s water in there, the dishes are clean! Keeping corners down Dear Readers: Many of you shared your hints about keeping parchment paper on pans. Here are two of them: * Traci A. in Washington wrote: “I love reading your column in The Spokesman-Review every day. I spritz cooking spray on each corner of the cookie sheet to hold the parchment down. You don’t need a lot. Just a dab.” * Linda S., via email, said: “Here’s a trick I learned when working in our local grade-school cafeteria: Tear off the desired length of paper, crumple it up as if you were going to throw it away, then simply smooth it out on your cookie sheet with your hand. Spritz with a little water if it is still unruly.” — Heloise


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DEAR ABBY: My granddaughter “Cindy,” age 2, was being watched by her mommy’s ex-sister-in-law and her sons. Cindy went to her mommy and said, “Bubby hurt me.” Bubby is what she calls her 10-yearold cousin. Her mother called the police. A policeman spoke to her and said there wasn’t enough evidence. Now my granddaughter is scared of men. The police went and talked to the cousin who said he “accidentally touched her down there with her pullup on.” DCFS was called in, and again it was a man. We took Cindy to a female doctor and Cindy told the doctor everything that happened to her. Now she wakes up having nightmares and yells, “No, Bubby. Stop!” What’s a grandmother to do to help her? We need justice for Cindy. — DISTRAUGHT GRANDMOTHER DEAR DISTRAUGHT: You may need justice for Cindy, but what Cindy needs right now is professional help to get past the trauma of what was done to her. Contact the nearest rape treatment center, tell them everything you have told me and ask for their assistance in finding therapy for your grandchild. They hear stories like this all too often. The boy who assaulted Cindy also needs counseling so that he won’t/can’t repeat what he did to her with another little girl. From my perspective,

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