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TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2014 Soldotna-Kenai, Alaska
Vol. 44, Issue 263
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In this Nov. 20, 2013 file photo Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Steve Atwater gives a presentation. Atwater announced his resignation Monday.
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Steve Atwater announced his resignation during his superintendent’s report to the Board of Education Monday in Soldotna. His resignation is effective Dec. 1 and he did not immedi-
ately discuss why he was leaving or where he was going. The board unanimously approved his resignation. During discussion, board member Tim Navarre said Atwater would be the University of Alaska Associate Vice President for K-12 Outreach.
By KAYLEE OSOWSKI Peninsula Clarion
Spokesman: 5 immigrant children sent to Alaska
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Borough Mayor vetoes bed tax
In the news
JUNEAU (AP) — A spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says five unaccompanied immigrant children have been sent to Alaska. Kenneth Wolfe said the children were sent to sponsors in Alaska between Jan. 1 and July 7. He did not respond to additional questions sent by email. The voicemail box on his cell phone was full. This year, the federal government has placed as many as 30,000 minors who have crossed the border illegally with sponsors nationwide. Sharon Leighow is a spokeswoman for Gov. Sean Parnell. She said a Parnell aide spoke with Susan Johnson, the department’s regional director. Leighow said Johnson would not provide the state with details such as the communities in which the children were living or the relationships between the children and their sponsors.
Board member Penny Vadla said she appreciated Atwater’s visionary outlook. With the new school year beginning on Aug. 19, board member Sunni Hilts said with Atwater’s resignation it’s a strange time for an ending.
Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre vetoed the proposed 3 percent boroughwide bed tax, subject to voter approval, Monday. “I don’t really like dedicated taxes personally,” he said. After hearing a lot of opposition from Homer constituents, Navarre said he didn’t like that if the rest of the borough votes for a bed tax, that Homer would be stuck with it “whether they See TAX, page A-7
‘You Playing in the mud have the wrong Cleaning up what’s left behind number’ Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion
Hazel Allen, 10, builds a sand structure on the beach to keep water running into the Cook Inlet Monday in Kenai.
Groups gather to pick up garbage from the Kenai River fishery Filing error By RASHAH MCCHESNEY Peninsula Clarion
When the final evening of dipnet fishing at the mouth of the Kenai River winds to a close each year, the north and south beaches of the Kenai River be left looking as though a large storm moved through — leaving a trail of debris and dead fish behind. This year, when the last of the fishing was finished, several groups set about removing barbecue pits, broken dipnets, torn waders and trash piles left behind by the vacating visitors. Dozens of bags of trash, truckloads of debris and several hours of work later, many involved said the beaches were
Photo contributed by Rocky Knudsen
Rocky Knudsen and Shauna Thornton make their way down the north beach of the Kenai River during a beach clean-up event Friday in Kenai.
much tidier and easier to clean this year than they have been in previous years. “I was really surprised be-
Opinion in draft
Proposal would allow Lawmakers to tout position on the state’s oil tax referendum By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press
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JUNEAU — Lawmakers can use state resources, like their legislative websites, to make known their positions on the upcoming oil tax referendum, according to a proposed recommendation set to be considered
by the Alaska Public Offices Commission. The draft recommendation, by commission staff member Thomas Lucas, points to a decision by the Select Committee on Legislative Ethics that found action to support or oppose an initiative was related to lawmakers’ duties.
cause it was not as bad as I thought it was going to be,” said Shauna Thornton, a candidate for Democratic candidate The ethics committee, in a campaign-themed newsletter earlier this year, noted lawmakers often are asked to take a stand on public issues. According to the newsletter, activities permitted with the use of state resources include letters, mailings and emails concerning a lawmaker’s position on an initiative or referendum and having staff research issues related to a ballot measure. House Speaker Mike Chenault and Senate President Charlie Huggins requested guidance from the public offices commission regarding lawmakers expressing their opinions on ballot measures and the upcomC
for State House of Representatives District 30 who organized the event along with Rocky Knudsen, a Democratic candidate in House District 29 and Eric Treider, an non-affiliated candidate for State Senate District 0. Thornton said the three decided to organize a clean-up event for Friday after the issue was raised several times while the three were campaigning. “We had been canvassing and meeting and greeting our constituents and a lot of the people’s concerns were the dipnetting and the overcrowding,” Thornton said. “It has always been really, really yucky in the past. As candidates, we can’t let this kind of stuff happen.” See TRASH, page A-7
ing oil tax referendum. Supporters of the repeal effort say the new tax structure gives too much to the oil companies. Opponents say the new tax structure is working, encouraging additional investment on the North Slope. The referendum will appear on the Aug. 19 ballot. Lucas’ draft advisory opinion considered activities such as use of state emails or distributing at state expense brochures to express a position on the referendum and providing links on their legislative websites to either the “vote yes” or “vote no” groups. See DRAFT, page A-7
causes months of confusion, for Anchorage man plagued with calls for Nikiski candidate By KELLY SULLIVAN Peninsula Clarion
For Anchorage resident Braylon Blades, a small factual error in a listing for Rocky Knudsen on the State of Alaska Division of Elections website has turned into an unexpected headache. “The calls started about two months ago,” Blades said. “People were asking for Rocky.” The filing period for the August Primary election opened on June 2. Until early August, the second to last digit was filed incorrectly for District 29 Democratic candidate Knudsen who is running against House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Niksiki. “I haven’t had any calls in a few days,” Blades said on Sunday. “But they usually don’t call over the weekends.” At first Blades said he ignored the calls. After a month he started answering and asking the person on the other end of the line if he could “be taken off their list.” Blades said the strangest part was after he explained who he See MISDIAL, page A-7
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From the Peninsula Clarion in Kenai
24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. 0.46" Month to date ........................... 0.61" Normal month to date ............. 0.31" Year to date .............................. 9.72" Normal year to date .................. 7.20" Record today ................. 0.97" (1971) Record for August ........ 5.39" (1966) Record for year ............ 27.09" (1963)
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Researchers surveying Minnesota bees FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Scientists are traveling throughout western Minnesota to conduct a population survey of native bees this summer. The state’s Department of Natural Resources is creating a catalog of Minnesota’s bee population for the first time with the support of a $370,000 state grant, Minnesota Public Radio News reported. Counting bees allows scientists to study the relationships between population changes and pesticide use, disease and habitat disruption. In the past, scientists mainly focused on honeybees, but now they’re taking a look at more than 350 species of bees that call Minnesota home. Crystal Boyd, an entomologist for the state Department of Natural Resources, is among the researchers conducting the native bee population survey.
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Peninsula Clarion, Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Around the Peninsula District announces no-till workshop Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District will host a workshop covering all aspects of using the Truax No-Till Seed Planter, on Monday, Aug. 11, 2-5 pm, at Presley Farm in Happy Valley. This workshop is required for anyone who wishes to rent the no-till planter, which is an ideal implement for re-seeding and refurbishing hayfields. Cost to attend is $25/person. Please call Heidi at 283-8732 x5 to register and get directions. For more information on the District’s rental equipment, see www.kenaisoilandwater.org
W.A.K. coming up
tary; and Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, at Kenai Visitors Center. For more local food information, see www.kenailocalfood. org.
League of Women Voters to host SB 21 forum The League of Women Voters of the Central Kenai Peninsula will hold their regular monthly meeting Friday, Aug. 8 at the Soldotna Library at noon. Bring your lunch. The meeting will be devoted to final plans for the SB21 Forum to be held Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Borough Assembly Room. Rebecca Logan, General Manager of the Alaska Alliance and Senator Hollis French will present information and answer questions at that time. For more information email tiamat@eagle. ptialaska.net or phone 262 6635.
The W.A.K. (welcoming all kids) leadership committee at SoHi registration scheduled Kenai Middle School will host the annual W.A.K. Orientation Soldotna High School registration will be on August 7 and for all incoming 6th grade and new to KMS seventh and eighth August 8 from 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. at the school each grade students on Aug. 14 from 8:30 a.m. until noon. day. Don’t miss out on the fun! Students will work with their W.A.K. leaders to prepare and share their enthusiasm for the upcoming school year. There will be activities and lunch will be Superhero run scheduled served. Go Kossacks! The Kenai Peninsula CASA program is staging the Superhero 5-kilometer Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 16, at 11 a.m. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Awards are planned KMS orientation scheduled for the best costumed heroes. The course will start at the Kenai Kenai Middle School will hold registration for the 2014-15 park strip and will wind through downtown Kenai. school year this Friday, Aug. 8 from noon until 6 p.m. Students The event, sponsored by the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, is a fundnew to KMS but transferring from within district will need a par- raiser for Kenai Peninsula Court Appointed Special Advocates. ent or guardian to be prepared with the following information: CASA volunteers advocate for abused and neglected children in complete mailing address and physical address, parents/guard- both tribal and state courts. ians full names, parents/guardians places of employment, parRegister for the race online at www.active.com (search for ents/guardians email address, parents/guardians phone numbers, Superhero 5k) or visit the Kenaitze Indian Tribe’s office at 150 including work phone numbers. N. Willow St. in Kenai for a printed entry form. Those students not residing with their legal parent/guardian For more information about the run or the Kenai Peninsula must provide a notarized letter stating who their legal guardian CASA program, contact Joy Petrie at 335-7219 or at jpetrie@ is and with whom the student will reside. kenaitze.org. New to district students will need to supply the information listed above in addition to a copy of their birth certificate and immunizations. Returning students are not required to register. You Sign up for the Sterling Triathlon will be welcome to stop by the school from noon until 3 p.m. on Can you canoe, bike, and run? Grab a friend and participate Aug. 14 to pick up your schedule and decorate your lockers. in the Sterling Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 9. Race includes running 1.7 miles, biking 5.6 miles, and canoeing 0.5 miles on the Moose River. Teams of two must register by Thursday, Aug. 7. CHS Service Area Board meeting Divisions are ages 14-30, and 31 and older. The Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area Board Cash prizes. Saturday check in 8:30 a.m., race starts at 9 a.m. will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Aug. 11, Cost: $50 per team. Participants must provide their own gear. at 5:30 p.m. in the Redoubt-Spur conference room downstairs at Chili feed following the event. Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. Call the Sterling Community Center at 262-7224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and a registration form. Alcoholics Anonymous Step Sisters women’s Alcoholics Anonymous Step Sisters women’s meeting has moved to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, O’ Neill Hall, 222 W. Redoubt, Soldotna. 907-262-2304
North Peninsula Recreation schedules activities
Mountain View Elementary open registration
Youth Flag Football for boys and girls in 4th through 8th grade. Flag Football Games are Monday and Thursday nights at the Nikiski Pool Fields. Register now; practices start August 18. Season runs through September. For more information call 776-8800. The Nikiski Pool is offering the American Red Cross Lifeguard Class today through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nikiski Pool semi-private swim lessons have space available from August 6-15, during the 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. classes. Summer Day Camp at the Nikiski Recreation Center continues Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Please call 7768800 for more information.
Mountain View Elementary holding open registration for new students is Thursday & Friday, August 7 & 8, from 9:00 AM 4:00 PM. Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by September 1, 2014. Please bring a birth certificate and immunization records.
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National Farmers Market Week, Aug. 3-9, is a great time to visit one of the four Central Peninsula markets. Vendor tables and tailgates will be piled high with the colorful bounty of the season. Special events this week include two familyfriendly Chef at the Market cooking demonstrations. Teacher Susan Nabholz will be showing kids and adults how to “Wrap Up a Rainbow” with gluten-free veggie wraps. The free demonstrations take place at Tuesday, 3:30 – 5 pm, at the Farmers Fresh Market, located at Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, and on Saturday, 11 am – 1 pm, at the Central Peninsula Farmers Market at the corner of Kenai Spur Highway and Corral Avenue in Soldotna. Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District will have reusable grocery totes on sale at all four markets. Look for the bright green bags with a “Support Local Farmers” message at the Chef in the Market or Valley Bounty booths. Farmers markets are held Tuesday, 3-6 pm, at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank; Wednesday, 10 am – 4 pm at Peninsula Center Mall; Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm, at Soldotna Elemen-
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Community Calendar Today 8 a.m. • Alcoholics Anonymous As Bill Sees It Group, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway Unit 71 (Old Carrs Mall). Call 398-9440. 10:30 a.m. • Take Off Pounds Sensibly, for all ages, meets at the Kenai Senior Center. For more information call 907-283-3451. Noon • Alcoholics Anonymous recovery group at 11312 Kenai Spur Highway Suite 71 in the old Carrs Mall in Kenai. Call 262-1917. • Kenai Bridge Club plays party bridge at the Kenai Senior Center. Call 907-252-9330 or 907-283-7609. 1 p.m. • National Family Caregiver Support Group meets at the Soldotna Senior Center. Call Shelley at 907-262-1280. • Free Seated Zumba Gold at the Kenai Senior Center. New participants, active older adults, and chair-bound or limited mo-
bility participants are encouraged. 5:30 p.m. • Nikiski Senior Service Area board meets at the Nikiski Senior Center, 50810 Island Lake Road. Call 907-776-7654 for more information. 6 p.m. • Weight Watchers, Woodruef Building, 155 Smith Way, Soldotna. Doors open at 5:15; joining members should arrive by 5:30; Getting Started session for newcomers at 6:30. Call 907-262-4892. • ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network) meets in Old Town Kenai. Contact Niki at 394-9166 for directions. Kids are welcome at this potluck type event. 6:30 p.m. • Narcotics Anonymous “Speaking of Solutions” group at Central Peninsula Hospital, Redoubt Room, Soldotna. 7 p.m. • Lost & Found Grief Self Help Group at Christ Lutheran
Scrabblers rejoice for 5,000 words By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press
NEW YORK — To Scrabble fanatics, big gifts sometimes come in small packages. The word “te” as a variant of “ti,” the seventh tone on the musical scale, is a hardworking little gem among 5,000 words added to “The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary,” out Aug. 11 from Merriam-Webster. The dictionary’s last freshening up was a decade ago. Entries in the forthcoming book that include texter, vlog, bromance, hashtag, dubstep and selfie were mere twinkles on the racks of recreational players. But it’s the addition of te and three other two-letter words — da, gi and po — that has Robin Pollock Daniel excited. Daniel, a clinical psychologist in Toronto, is a champion of the North American Scrabble Players Association, which has a committee that helps Merriam-Webster track down new, playable words of two to eight letters. “Being able to hook an ‘e’ underneath ‘t’ means that I can play far more words,” explained Daniel, who practices Scrabble two to four hours a day. “Sometimes you play parallel to a word and you’re making two-letter words along the way. I call those the amino acids of Scrabble. The more two-letter words we have, the more possibilities a word will fit.” One woman’s te is another man’s “qajaq,” one of Peter Sokolowski’s favorites among the new words. He’s a lexicographer and editor at large for the Springfield, Massachusetts-based Merriam-Webster. Qajaq, he said in a recent interview with Daniel, reflects the Inuit roots of kayak and would require a blank tile since Scrabble sets in-
Church, 128 Soldotna Ave. For more information, call 907-4203979. 8 p.m. • Narcotics Anonymous Support Group “It works” at URS Club, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Unit 71, Kenai. • AA North Roaders Group Step and Traditions Study at North Star Methodist Church, Mile 25.5 Kenai Spur Highway. Call 907-242-9477. • Alcoholics Anonymous Ninichik support group at United Methodist Church, 15811 Sterling Highway, Ninilchik. Call 907-567-3574. 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 email@example.com.
clude just one Q. But it’s a rare word starting with “q’’ that doesn’t require a “u.” A bonus, to a word nerd like Sokolowski: qajaq is a palindrome, though that’s inconsequential in Scrabble. The new words add about 40 pages to the Scrabblesanctioned dictionary, which already lists more than 100,000 playable words. Definitions are kept to a minimum but parts of speech and whether a plural is available are noted. To be included in the 36-year-old book — this is the fifth edition — a word must be found in a standard dictionary, can’t require capitalization, can’t have hyphens or apostrophes and can’t be an abbreviation, in addition to being two to eight letters, reflecting the seven tiles players draw plus an eighth already on the board they can attach a long word to for bonus points. Among the highest potential scorers among the new additions is “quinzhee,” a shelter made by hollowing out a pile of snow. Played on the board’s top row, ending at the top right through an existing “u,” and a player can score 401 points, including the 50-point “bingo” bonus for using all seven tiles. Merriam-Webster didn’t identify all 5,000 new words but released a list of about 30 that also include: Beatbox, buzzkill, chillax, coqui, frenemy, funplex, jockdom, joypad, mixtape, mojito, ponzu, qigong, schmutz, sudoku and yuzu. Geocache was also added, voted into the dictionary by the public during a Facebook contest in May. “It makes the game more accessible to younger people, which we’re always looking for,” Daniel said of the update. “All the technology words make it more attractive to them.”
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All surface, no substance Former half-term governor Sarah
Palin has found another approach to continue her oneway conversations: the Sarah Palin Channel. For just $9.95 per month (or $99.99 per year), you can join Palin as she opines about the “great issues of the day and works toward solutions.” By “great issues,” Palin really means gratuitous selfpromotion of her role in next season’s “Amazing America” and detailed policy discussions such as how Arnold Schwarzenegger took her and Todd Palin’s seats at an event in Washington, D.C. When she says “solutions,” Palin must be referring to the clips titled “Moose Meat: It’s What’s for Dinner!” and “Backstage with the ‘Duck Dynasty’ Crew!” There’s also Palin’s take on why the media is liberal, why Obama should be impeached, her solutions to curb Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression and “The Truth about the war in Israel.” If that’s not enough to convince you to fork over $10, the site also includes Bristol Palin’s blog. We know we can’t pass that up, and we’re sure you can’t, either. Alaska journalist and politics blogger Amanda Coyne perhaps said it best when she wrote: “(Palin) promises that she’ll ‘talk about the issues that the mainstream media won’t talk about.’ Namely herself.” Palin’s online channel is merely the most recent example of how the former Veep nominee is struggling to stay relevant in a country that has lost its fascination with her and her divisive antics. Palin left office promising to do great things for Alaskans and Americans. Five years later, we’re still waiting. Million-dollar book deals, high-priced speaking engagements, several cancelled reality shows and a broken-down bus tour haven’t lived up to the promise. Palin could have been a boon to the United States, interjecting rural America’s point of view into the national political discussion, but that opportunity has been squandered with divisive dialogue and absolutist thinking. Palin’s channel is an example of the worst kind of tribalism and navel-gazing America has to offer. Instead of compromise and dialogue, we’ve been left with an echo chamber and a funhouse collection of mirrors. Palin promised a revolution, but a revolution without compromise inevitably turns into a battle over who is the most pure, the most dedicated to the standards of the revolution. Anyone with different ideas or methods is cast aside. Paris in 1789 saw this, as did Moscow in 1917. If we are harsh in our criticism, it’s because we expected more. When Palin ran for vice president, we thought she would bring the same fresh spirit she brought to the governor’s office. Instead, we got a punch line on “Saturday Night Live.” When historians look at the footnote that was Sarah Palin, they won’t use phrases like “great compromiser” or “fair negotiator” or “open-minded.” Instead, she’ll be remembered for driving a wedge even deeper between those who think like her and everyone else. Palin doesn’t draw people to her side; she is a divider, not a uniter. Before you type in your credit card information and subscribe to the Sarah Palin Channel, know this: If you cancel after the two-week trial, there’s no refund for your money, whether you paid for a month or a year. We don’t know what will happen if Palin quits early, but the Tapp Network should have a contingency plan just in case.
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“Neither a borrower nor a lender be; for loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.” — “Hamlet,” Act I, Scene III William Shakespeare is not known for his economic expertise, but the advice he gives through Polonius in “Hamlet” may be the best counsel ever offered for individuals and governments. After years of debt (90.6 percent of GDP in 2013) and deficit spending, Britain’s ruling Conservative Party is crowing about the latest economic figures that show the country has outpaced the developed world in its economic recovery. Reuters reports that the International Monetary Fund recently upgraded Britain’s projected economic growth this year to 3.2 percent, leading “the world’s big rich economies.” According to UK’s Office for National Statistics, Britain has recovered all of the ground lost during the recession. In America, the Obama administration is also crowing about the creation of 209,000 new nonfarm jobs in July. The July unemployment rate rose slightly to 6.2 percent from June’s 6.1 percent, likely because more people stopped looking for work. The British media have carried stories about the improved economy, but note it hasn’t reached average people who continue to feel cramped by the recession’s aftermath. These include higher than ever gas prices (roughly $8.50 a gallon), increased costs for food and higher housing prices in larger cities. The average American household has
Letters to the Editor Elect change Ever have that helpless feeling like there’s nothing you can do? Well Alaskans have an opportunity to do something for ourselves, the State of Alaska, and America. Aug. 19 we can elect a conservative to the U.S. Senate. The current liberal administration and minions in the U.S. Senate who follow are literally bringing America to its knees by striping us (you and I) of our wealth through unemployment, higher taxes, and more expensive health care, opening our borders (and I mean wide) to illegals of any age, taxpayer funded stimulus that only helped cronies, unions, and banks. Not to mention social programing few of us want, abusing those service men and women who gave so much, (V. A. anybody). The most powerful tax collection entity in the world targeting administra-
lost income over the past decade. According to the Russell Sage Foundation, a leading social science research organization, as reported in The New York Times, median annual income declined from Cal Thomas nearly $88,000 a decade ago, to just over $56,000 today, a 36 percent decline. A Daily Mail Online editorial castigated the Labour Party for its heavy-handed criticism of Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s austerity policies, which are demonstrating success. The Daily Telegraph’s assistant editor, Jeremy Warner, wrote a column praising Gov. Sam Brownback’s (R-Kansas) economic program, which many Democrats and some newspaper editorials have criticized. While acknowledging that Kansas’ revenue hasn’t yet caught up with the governor’s steep tax cuts, Warner writes, “Experience ... is already beginning to mirror what other low-tax states achieve. If we take the 15-year period between 1998 and 2013, the 50-state average for private-sector job creation was 8 percent. Yet for those states such as Texas, Florida and Nevada that don’t impose income taxes at all, the rate of growth was 18.3 percent, against 5.6 percent for those that do. Tax competition, it seems, works in practice just as you might expect it to in theory.”
tion undesirables, we could go on. It’s time to take control and restore some modicum of checks and balance to our federal government. So go vote and let’s show America what Alaska is all about. Any one of the three conservative candidates running for U.S. Senate would be a welcomed needed change to the current flow of liberalism spewing out of Washington. Whomever wins the primary needs our undying support. If any one candidate splinters off and runs a writein or as conservative independent, Mr. Begich will surely be reelected. And if Lisa reportedly votes with Mark (which can only mean Obama) 80 percent of the time, then she needs to be replaced as well. This is our chance Alaska, to really effect a change. This we can do.
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Quotable “The coordinates of the school, like all U.N. facilities in Gaza, have been repeatedly communicated to the Israel Defense Forces. We once again stress that Israel must do more to meet its own standards and avoid civilian casualties.” — State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki on Israel’s attack on a U.N. school sheltering some 3,000 displaced people in southern Gaza. C
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In other words, Kansas is on the right track, if experience serves, and so is Britain, which might promote even faster and more widespread growth if it reduced its massive welfare budget and cut taxes (the top income tax rate is now 45 percent, plus a 20 percent Value Added Tax on virtually all goods and services). It might also reduce the fuel tax, now 61 percent of the cost per litre, the highest in the European Union. It costs me about $100 a fill-up, twice the U.S. cost. Credit for any economic recovery must ultimately go to wage earners and businesses struggling against government intrusion that includes high taxes and stifling regulations. They would be recovering more quickly if government would get out of the way and allow its citizens the economic freedom that can lift more boats. The philosophical battle continues between those who think government does a better job of spending other people’s money (surely a discredited notion given the record of government misspending) and money earners who believe smaller government is better for both government and the governed. This wisdom from the Bard of Avon might easily apply to national economies and elected leaders: “There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries.” — “Julius Caesar,” Act 4, Scene III
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Nation & World Around the World Israel accepts Egyptian cease-fire plan, truce to begin Tuesday morning JERUSALEM — Israel and Hamas on Monday accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal meant to halt a monthlong war, signaling an end to the bloodiest round of fighting between the bitter enemies could finally be approaching. The sides said a preliminary 72-hour truce was to begin at 8 a.m. (0500 GMT) Tuesday. Egypt was then set to host indirect talks to work out a long-term truce over the next three days. A delegation of Palestinian officials from various factions, including Hamas, has been negotiating with Egypt in recent days. Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said the group had accepted the plan. “It’s clear now that the interest of all parties is to have a cease-fire,” said Bassam Salhi, a member of the Palestinian delegation. “It’s going to be tough negotiations because Israel has demands too.” The war broke out on July 8 when Israel launched an air campaign in response to heavy rocket fire out of Hamascontrolled Gaza. Israel expanded the operation by sending in ground forces on July 17 in what it described as a mission to destroy a network of tunnels used by Hamas militants to stage attacks.
US-backed program that used HIV workshop as political cover hurt aid work WASHINGTON — A U.S. program in Cuba that secretly used an HIV-prevention workshop for political activism was assailed Monday by international public health officials and members of Congress who declared that such clandestine efforts put health programs at risk around the world. Beginning in late 2009, the U.S. Agency for International Development deployed nearly a dozen young people from Latin America to Cuba to recruit political activists, an Associated Press investigation found. The operation put the foreigners in danger not long after a U.S. contractor was hauled away to a Cuban jail. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said Monday it would be “worse than irresponsible” if USAID “concocted” an HIVprevention workshop to promote a political agenda. And InterAction, an alliance of global non-governmental aid groups, said, “The use of an HIV workshop for intelligence purposes is unacceptable. The U.S. government should never sacrifice delivering basic health services or civic programs to advance an intelligence goal.” The Obama administration defended its use of the HIV-prevention workshop for its Cuban democracy-promotion efforts but disputed that the project was a front for political purposes.
Death toll from Ebola outbreak in West Africa hits 887; new case reported in Nigeria
ABUJA, Nigeria — The doctor who treated a man who flew to Nigeria and died of Ebola now has contracted the disease, authorities said Monday, presenting a dire challenge to Africa’s most populous nation as the regional toll for the outbreak grew to 887 dead. As Nigerian health authorities rushed to quarantine others who had been exposed to the doctor, a special plane landed in Liberia to evacuate the second American missionary who fell ill with Ebola. Nancy Writebol, 59, is expected to arrive in Atlanta on Tuesday, where she will be treated at a special isolation ward. The second confirmed case in Nigeria is a doctor who treated Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American man who died July 25 days after arriving in Nigeria from Liberia, said Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu. Three others who also treated Sawyer now show symptoms of Ebola and their test results are pending, he said. Authorities are trying to trace and quarantine others in Lagos, sub-Saharan Africa’s largest city of 21 million people. “This cluster of cases in Lagos, Nigeria is very concerning,” said Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention, which is dispatching 50 experienced disease control specialists to West Africa.
Jim Brady, Reagan aide wounded in assassination attempt, dies at 73 WASHINGTON — A major trait that endeared Jim Brady to the Washington press corps was his sense of humor, especially when he made fun of his own boss. When Ronald Reagan was campaigning for president in 1980, Reagan drew scorn from environmentalists for saying that trees were a greater source of pollution than cars. Aboard the campaign plane, Brady pointed at a forest fire in the distance and yelled, “Killer trees! Killer trees!” to the great amusement of reporters. After the election, Reagan’s advisers appeared hesitant to appoint Brady press secretary. Nancy Reagan was said to feel the job required someone younger and better-looking than the 40-year-old, moon-faced, balding Brady. “I come before you today not as just another pretty face but out of sheer talent,” Brady told reporters. A week later, he got the job. Brady, who died Monday at 73, would need humor and much more after March 30, 1981. On that day John Hinckley Jr. attempted to assassinate Reagan outside the Washington Hilton Hotel just two months into the new president’s term. Reagan nearly died from a chest wound. Three others, including Brady, were struck by bullets from Hinckley’s handgun.
Despite drug shortage, 2 states carry on with executions using pentobarbital ST. LOUIS— Despite a shortage of lethal-injection drugs, two of the nation’s most active death penalty states have quietly carried on with executions by turning to pentobarbital, a powerful sedative that generally puts inmates to death swiftly and without complications. Missouri and Texas have avoided the prolonged executions seen in other states where authorities are struggling to find a reliable chemical combination. The drug’s apparent effectiveness raises questions about why it has not been more widely adopted. “There is a better drug, and that better drug is pentobarbital,” said Kent Scheidegger, legal director of the pro-death penalty Criminal Justice Legal Foundation. Lethal injection is in the spotlight after executions went awry in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona, which all use midazolam, a drug that is more commonly given to help patients relax before surgery. In executions, it is part of a two- or threedrug lethal injection. Texas and Missouri instead administer a single large dose of pentobarbital, which is often used to treat convulsions and seizures and to euthanize animals. — The Associated Press
Australia may intervene in case By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press
CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s government is considering intervening in the case of a sick Down syndrome baby left with a Thai surrogate mother by Australian biological parents. Pattaramon Chanbua, a 21-year-old food vendor in Thailand’s seaside town of Sri Racha, is taking care of her 7-month-old surrogate baby, named Gammy, who also has a congenital heart condition. The parents, who have not been identified in the media, took Gammy’s healthy twin sister back to their home in Western Australia state. Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison told Sydney Radio 2GB on Monday that Pattaramon “is an absolute hero” and “a saint,” adding that the law surrounding the case “is very, very murky.” “We are taking a close look at what can be done here, but I wouldn’t want to raise any false hopes or expectations,” Morrison said. “We are dealing with something that has happened in another country’s jurisdiction.” Morrison’s spokesman Julian Leembruggen later declined to say what type of intervention the government was considering. In Sri Racha on Sunday, Pattaramon said that she was not angry with the biological parents for leaving Gammy behind, and that she hoped they would take care of the boy’s twin sister they took with them. “I’ve never felt angry at them or hated them. I’m always willing to forgive them,” Pattaramon told The Associated Press. “I want to see that they love the baby girl as much as my family loves Gammy. I want her to be well taken care of.”
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Pattaramon Chanbua, 21, poses with her children Game, 7, left, and baby boy Gammy at a hospital in Chonburi province, southeastern Thailand Sunday. The Australian government is consulting Thai authorities after news emerged that Gammy, a baby with Downs Syndrome was abandoned with Chanbua, his surrogate mother, in Thailand by his Australian parents, according to local media.
Pattaramon was promised 300,000 baht ($9,300) by a surrogacy agency in Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, to be a surrogate for the Australian couple, but she has not been fully paid since the children were born last December. She said the agency knew about Gammy’s condition four to five months after she became pregnant but did not tell her. It wasn’t until the seventh month of her pregnancy when the doctors and the agency told her that one of the twin babies had Down syndrome and suggested that she have an abortion just for him. Pattaramon recalled strongly rejecting the idea, believing that having the abortion would be
sinful. “I asked them, ‘Are you still humans?’ I really wanted to know,” she said. An online campaign by the Australian charity organization Hands Across the Water to help Gammy has raised around $200,000 since July 22. Mora Kelly, founder of the Children First Foundation, which brings sick children from developing countries to Australia for medical treatment, said she had discussed with Hands Across the Water bringing Gammy to the Australian city of Melbourne for heart surgery. “I believe that this child should be able to access our health care system here in Australia,” Kelly told Australian Broadcasting Corp. “This child,
in essence ... should be an Australian citizen.” Hands Across the Water founder Peter Baines was not immediately available for comment Monday. ABC also reported that Gammy’s biological father denied intentionally abandoning his son in Thailand, and that he had not known that his new daughter had a twin. It is illegal to pay a surrogate mother in Australia and in some states, excluding Western Australia, it is also illegal to pay a surrogate living overseas. An Australian woman can act as a surrogate for free, but also has a right to keep the child rather than hand it over to the biological parents.
NY investigates mortgage firm’s deals By JEFF HORWITZ Associated Press
WASHINGTON — New York’s top financial regulator said Monday he will investigate whether the nation’s largest overseer of subprime mortgages, Ocwen Financial Corp., overcharged struggling homeowners on insurance. In a letter Monday, New York Financial Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky said Ocwen created complex business arrangements apparently to funnel as much as $65 million to Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A., a publicly traded company led by former Ocwen executives and partially owned by Ocwen’s executive chairman, William Erbey. Altisource’s total income last year was $130 million, according to its financial filings. As the chairman of both Ocwen and Altisource, Erbey said in Securities and Exchange Commission filings that he recuses himself from any transactions between the companies. But Erbey oversaw the business deal New York is scrutinizing, Lawsky wrote, which “appears to be a gross violation of this supposed recusal policy.” The stock market’s response to those allegations was dramatic. Altisource, which began the day with a total stock market value of $2.3 billion, began falling within minutes, ending the day down nearly 15 percent. Altisource did not respond to requests for comment. Ocwen issued a single-sentence statement declaring that it “will continue to cooperate” with New York regulators. At the root of New York’s allegations is a product called force-placed insurance, which servicers like Ocwen force struggling mortgage borrowers to buy if they don’t maintain voluntary homeowners’ insurance. If mortgage borrowers don’t pay up for the newly purchased insurance, Ocwen forecloses on their homes. Lawsky said the extra expense of some policies “can push already struggling families over the
foreclosure cliff.” Regulators including New York’s Department of Financial Services and the Federal Housing Finance Agency have sought to stop big banks and other mortgage servicing companies from profiting by saddling homeowners with allegedly overpriced force-placed insurance. But some mortgage servicers appear to be skirting those rules by selling off nearly non-existent insurance agencies, the AP reported in a story last week. That story described how Ocwen sold Beltline Road Insurance Agency Inc. as part of an $86 million deal last year with Altisource, where Erbey is chairman and its largest shareholder. The deal occurred in the same month that the Federal Housing Finance Agency for-
mally proposed banning direct insurance commissions from subsidiaries. Ocwen did not respond Monday to phone calls and emails from the AP. Last week in a statement to the AP, Ocwen noted that it had owned Beltline for only a short period after acquiring it along with the assets of a smaller mortgage servicer. Ocwen said it no longer collects any commissions from Beltline and sold the agency to Altisource solely because the agency didn’t fit in with Ocwen’s business model. Lawsky, however, alleges that Ocwen used another insurance agency, Southwest Business Corp., as an intermediary for payments to Altisource. That business arrangement will allow Altisource to “generate significant revenue from
Ocwen’s new force-placed arrangement while apparently doing very little work,” Lawsky wrote, adding that Altisource’s intent was to “use this opportunity to steer profits to itself.” New York acknowledged Monday it had already intervened in recent weeks to stop another major mortgage company from selling an affiliated insurance company. It did not provide details, but AP reported last week that, after the AP raised questions about the deal, the Department of Financial Services raised objections about the $100 million by Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. of its insurance agency, Harwood Service Co., which has no website, no independent offices and only a single registered insurance agent.
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Militants target Iraq’s two biggest dams By VIVIAN SALAMA, and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press
BAGHDAD — The militants who have overrun large parts of Iraq are now battling ferociously to capture one of the country’s vital resources, water. Fighters with the Islamic State group launched a threepronged attack over the weekend in a drive to capture Haditha Dam, in western Iraq, a complex with six power generators located alongside Iraq’s second-largest reservoir. At the same time, they are fighting to capture Iraq’s largest dam, Mosul Dam, in the north of the country. Seizing the dams and the large reservoirs they hold would give the militants control over water and electricity that they could use to help build support in the territory they now rule by providing the scarce resources to residents. Or they could sell the resources as a lucrative source of revenue. They could also use the dams as a weapon of war by flooding terrain downstream to slow Iraq’s military or disrupt life. They have done that with a smaller dam they hold closer to Baghdad. But with the larger dams, there are limits on this tactic since it would also flood areas that the insurgents hold. On Friday, the fighters unleashed a powerful attack from three sides on the town of Haditha in western Anbar province. Suicide attackers tried but failed to detonate an oil tanker
and several trucks packed with explosives. The aim was to obliterate the final line of defense between the militants and Haditha Dam on the Euphrates River, Lt. Gen. Rasheed Fleih, the commander of Anbar Operations Command, told The Associated Press. For a brief moment, it seemed all was lost. The Sunni militants seized the army command headquarters in town, with very little stopping them from reaching the dam. But some local Sunni tribes who oppose the militants and feared for their livelihoods if the dam were captured sent fighters to reinforce the 2,000 soldiers guarding the town, allowing for a narrow victory. At least 35 militants and 10 soldiers were killed in clashes on Friday, Fleih said. But the militants have been fighting every day since trying to take the town, according to four senior military sources in Anbar province. They spoke to the Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak with the media. Only 10 kilometers (6 miles) remain between the militants and the dam. The jihadis are also closing in on the Mosul Dam — or Saddam Dam as it was once known — located north of Iraq’s second-largest city Mosul, which fell to the militants on June 10. Fighting intensified in the region Sunday after the nearby towns of Zumar and Sinjar fell to the militants.
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This Oct. 31, 2007 file photo, shows a general view of the dam in Mosul, 225 miles northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. The rapid advance of the Islamic State group, which captured Iraq’s second largest city of Mosul and declared a self-styled Islamic Caliphate straddling the Iraq-Syria border, has plunged Iraq into its worst crisis since U.S. troops withdrew in 2011. Experts say the strategy for capturing the dams is twofold. First, seizing dams and large reservoirs can be used as a military tactic. Flooding the terrain slows any possible encounters with military tanks and foot soldiers, giving the militants freedom of movement, if briefly.
Kurdish forces, known as peshmerga, have managed to hold the fighters off for now, but the growing strength and savvy of these Islamic militants is raising grave concerns. The peshmerga are “under a great deal of pressure now” as they defend a 150-kilometer (80-mile) frontline against the Islamic State group along the edges of the Kurdish autonomous zone in the north,” Maj. Gen. Jabar Yawer, the official spokesman of the Kurdistan Region Guard Forces, told The Associated Press.
He said late Sunday there were fierce battles ongoing in towns and villages near the dam on the Tigris River. Fearing the worst, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki commanded his air force to reinforce the peshmerga Monday in a rare show of cooperation despite deep political divisions between al-Maliki and the Kurds. “God forbid, if something happens that results in the destruction of the dam, it will be very, very dangerous,” Yawer said. Earlier this year, the group’s
fighters captured the smaller Fallujah Dam on the Euphrates when they seized the nearby city of Fallujah. Repeatedly, the militants have used it as a weapon, opening it to flood downriver when government forces move in on the city. Worst hit has been the area of Abu Ghraib on the outskirts of Baghdad. In May, some 12,000 families lost crops and many fled their homes, worsening Iraq’s growing crisis of internal displacement. The Special Representative for the U.N. Secretary General in Iraq called the incident a “water war,” and called on Iraqi forces and local tribes to team up and take back Iraqi waterways. Doing that with Hadith and Mosul Dams is more problematic, since militant-controlled lie downstream. But damage to either could be disastrous, particularly in the case of the Mosul Dam. It has millions of cubic meters of water pent up behind it on the Tigris River, which — some 370 kilometers (220 miles) downstream — runs through the heart of Baghdad. “Everything under it will be under five to 10 meters (yards) of water... including Baghdad itself,” said Ali Khedery, head of the Dubai-based consultancy Dragoman Partners and a longtime adviser to the U.S. military, government and companies in Iraq. “It would be catastrophic.” Dams are critical in Iraq for generating electricity, regulating river flow and providing irrigation. Water is a precious
commodity in this largely desert country of 32.5 million people. The decline of water levels in the Euphrates over recent years has led to electricity shortages in towns south of Baghdad, where steam-powered generators depend entirely on water levels. Water has been used as a weapon in the past. After Shiite Muslims rose up against thenPresident Saddam Hussein after the 1991 Gulf War, he retaliated by drying out parts of wetlands in the south of the country that had once generated farming revenues for its Shiite inhabitants. Water is not the first resource the Islamic State group has narrowed in on as it swept over much of northern and western Iraq and parts of neighboring Syria the past months. The group has captured oilfields and pipelines in Syria and has sold off crude oil, helping fund its drive across both countries. If it captures the dams, the militants are likely to try to use its electricity and water resources to build up support in nearby areas it controls, where residents often complain of shortages. Or it could try to snarl electricity service elsewhere. Any disruption to the Mosul Dam “would destabilize the electricity system of northern Iraq,” added Paul Sullivan, an economist and Middle East expert at National Defense University in Washington. “This station is an integral part of the entire electricity grid of Iraq.”
Former enemies unite for World War I commemoration By RAF CASERT Associated Press
SAINT-SYMPHORIEN, Belgium — Separated by only a small patch of yellow daisies at the Saint-Symphorien military cemetery lie two former enemies: British Captain Kenneth James Roy and German Gefreiter Reinhold Dietrich. Also between the two are some 9 million dead soldiers over four years. Roy died in the first month of World War I, trying to stop the early German onslaught through Belgium. Dietrich died two weeks before the war ended with a German defeat. On Monday, from Glasgow, Scotland to Liege and the small Saint-Symphorien in southern Belgium, leaders of the former enemies Belgium, France, Britain and Germany stood together in a spirit of reconciliation to commemorate the 100th
‘We should never fail to cherish the peace between these nations and never underestimate the patient work it has taken to build that peace.’ — British Prime Minister David Cameron anniversary of the start of conflict that became known as The Great War. On Aug. 4, 1914 Germany invaded neutral Belgium as part of a planned attack on France, forcing Britain to declare war by nightfall and unleash the biggest conflagration the world had known. “It opened Pandora’s Box,” said German President Joachim Gauck, who acknowledged that it “is anything but self-evident to stand and talk to you on this day” and be warmly welcomed by the nation Germany overran.
Gauck openly spoke of “the great injustice” of invading Belgium and the wanton destruction of the university library in Leuven and other civilian brutalities during the first weeks of the war. British Prime Minister David Cameron hailed the spirit to heal such deep wounds and such deep-rooted enmity. “We should never fail to cherish the peace between these nations and never underestimate the patient work it has taken to build that peace,” he said at dusk, a few hours before
Porch killing defendant: ‘I wasn’t going to cower’ By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press
DETROIT — A suburban Detroit man said Monday that he was afraid when someone showed up on his porch before dawn one morning last year and started banging on his doors, but he wasn’t going to be a victim in his own home. “I wasn’t going to cower in my house,” Theodore Wafer told jurors at his trial for the Nov. 2 killing of 19-year-old Renisha McBride, who was drunk but unarmed. Wafer is charged with second-degree murder and could be sentenced to up to life in prison with the chance for parole, if he’s convicted. He says he shot McBride in self-defense, but prosecutors say Wafer could have stayed safely behind his locked doors and called 911 instead of confronting McBride, whom he didn’t know. Wafer, 55, took the stand on the seventh day of testimony. Legal experts had speculated that he would have to testify in his own defense to convince the jury that he had a reasonable and honest fear for his life that morning. Softly and methodically, Wafer told the Wayne County Circuit Court jury how he followed loud bangs from his front door to his side door and back to the front again before fetching his 12-gauge shotgun.
He said he opened the front door slightly and saw that the outer, screen door was damaged. He then opened the inner door further and “this person came out from the side of my house so fast. I raised the gun and shot,” he told jurors after taking the stand on the seventh day of testimony. Wafer also said he thought there could have been more than one person outside of his 1,100-square-foot home near Detroit’s far west side. He said he pulled the trigger “to defend myself. It was them or me.” When police arrived, McBride lay in a pool of blood just off the porch. In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, some questioned whether race may have been a factor. Wafer is white and McBride was black, and some likened the killing to that of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. But race faded as an issue and wasn’t mentioned as a factor by prosecutors or defense attorneys during court hearings that preceded the trial. Earlier in the trial, prosecutors played a recording of Wafer telling an officer that he didn’t know the gun was loaded. They contend that Wafer didn’t need to use deadly force against McBride An autopsy found McBride’s blood-alcohol level was about 0.22, which is nearly three times Michigan’s legal limit
for driving. About 3½ hours before Wafer killed her, McBride crashed her car into a parked vehicle on a Detroit street about half away. Occasionally rubbing the right side of his head and speaking with his eyes closed, Wafer testified that he couldn’t afford to install a security system at his home, so he bought the shotgun about six years ago to help him defend it. Wafer also said the neighborhood had changed greatly since he bought the house in 1994. Earlier Monday, a firearms expert testified for the defense that Wafer and McBride were both apparently standing close to his screen door when he shot her through it, killing her. Retired state Trooper David Balash said the hole in the door made by the shotgun blast shows it was near the door when he fired it. He said the buckshot wounds on McBride’s body show she was standing near the door when Wafer shot her last fall. “My opinion is she was very close to the door ... within a foot,” Balash told the jury. It is not clear how or why she showed up on Wafer’s porch. They didn’t know each other. Prosecutors played a Wafer’s videotaped interview with police after the shooting before ending testimony Monday afternoon. He is expected back on the stand Tuesday morning. C
the moment Britain declared war on Germany a century ago. During the morning ceremonies at the allied memorial in Liege many leaders, including French President Francois Hollande, insisted that European nations have to act more forceful in conflicts from Ukraine to Iraq and Gaza. “We cannot remain neutral,” Hollande said. “We have an obligation to react and it is Europe which must take on these responsibilities.” He called on the same nations who were enemies then to stand together now. Over four years which ended with the Nov. 11, 1918 armistice, the German and Austro-Hungarian empires faced Britain, France, Russia and, later, the United States. At the intimate Saint-Symphorien cemetery in southern Belgium a balmy sun kissed the daisies standing in between
Roy and Dietrich. Even in defeat, the allied effort that claimed Roy’s life on Aug. 23, 1914, helped slow the German advance toward France that eventually bogged down as it was closing in on Paris. Gauck said the German plan that was supposed to secure early victory was “hapless” and deplored German actions against civilians and cities its forces passed through during the early weeks of the war. By the end of autumn 1914, both sides dug in, and from the early battles, the war quickly changed into trench warfare on the Western Front, with hundreds of thousands of casualties in a barren landscape where poison gas often wafted through the air. The war wasn’t expected to last long. The battlefront scars would slowly and agonizingly rip across Europe, ravage whole communities and millions of
families. It produced a moral wasteland in Germany that would become fertile ground for the rise of Nazism. Four empires would disappear. When Dietrich died, on Oct. 28, 1918, it was the Germans’ time to withdraw in defeat. WWI is now often depicted as senseless slaughter without a big moral cause that claimed an estimated 14 million lives, including 5 million civilians, sailors and airmen from 28 countries. British Prime Minister David Cameron sought to debunk that notion. “That is wrong. These men signed up to prevent the domination of a continent, to preserve the principles of freedom and sovereignty that we cherish today,” he said, only dozens of footsteps away from the headstones of Roy and Dietrich and 241 other Commonwealth and 288 German casualties.
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Thornton, Knudsen and about 30 other people, including several children from the Boys and Girls Club, worked on the North beach of the Kenai River for about 8 hours Friday. On the South beach, members of the Kenai Central High School Cross Country Team organized their own cleanup effort. “They did a thorough sweep,” said City of Kenai Parks and Recreation Director Bob Frates. “They started at Dunes Road
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“This is when things start to happen again that are lifechanging for our students and I really appreciate Dr. Atwater’s heart in this every year,” she said. According to a press release from the district received by the Clarion via email following the meeting, Atwater said the decision to resign was difficult. “However, I am excited to become the University of Alaska’s Associate Vice President for K-12 Outreach, a newly created position,” he said. “I am appreciative of working for
and worked their way toward the mouth. They worked about 3-4 hours. That was a big help, a very big help.” Frates said there were a few factors that have lead to the beaches being cleaner and easier to clean in recent years. During the 2014 season, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game never allowed the dipnet fishery to extend for 24-hour periods meaning city crews had the chance to pick up debris during the late evening hours when no one was fishing. In addition, the city placed dumpsters near the North beach for the second year and that has also led to fewer trash piles in
a supportive school board that places our students’ needs as their number one priority and am proud that our district made so many improvements while I was here.” To fill the position, the district will either conduct national search and new hire, appoint a new superintendent from qualified internal or external candidates or hire an interim superintendent for the remainder of the school year, according to the release. Atwater, Alaska’s 2013 Superintendent of the Year, has worked for the Kenai Peninsula school district for six years. Previously, he was the superintendent of the Lake and Peninsula School District in King
the sand, Frates said. ““We definitely picked up a lot of debris, but it wasn’t anything above and beyond what I was kind of expecting,” Frates said. “It was certainly cleaner this year than what I remember in years past. But, it took city crews about half-a-day on each side of the river to clean it up.” Thornton and Frates said they saw a lot of broken nets and discarded clothing and ironing boards. “We found a duffel bag full of clothes, a sweatshirt, a couple of pairs of shows, a broken dipnet and broken chairs,” Thornton said. “We found a barbecue. There was one bar-
becue that was not broken, it’s at the city building. Anybody looking for lost and found can find it at the Parks and Recreation Office.” By Monday, very few traces of the high-volume fishery remained near the mouth of the Kenai River. “Considering the amount of people on the beach... it looked like, definitely when people exited off the beach Thursday, there was a pretty good, concerted attempt by folks to clean up and consolidate things,” Frates said.
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thing,” Blades said. Blades said he finally figured out why he was getting the calls when a Clarion reporter called and asked to confirm the contact information for Knudsen’s race. Blades said he isn’t registered to vote in Central Kenai Peninsula elections. However, he grew up in Soldotna and moved to Anchorage in 2010 to attend the University of Anchorage. As of Monday, the phone number for Knudsen on the elections.alaska.gov website has been corrected.
was, the callers would continue to ask for “Rocky.” He said it was as if they couldn’t comprehend the person on the end of the line wasn’t Knudsen. It seemed that most people were calling just to talk, Blades said. They didn’t have any urgent purpose as far as he could tell. But even when his voicemail picked up the call, which says, “this is Braylon,” they Kelly Sullivan can be reached Reach Rashah McChesney still would ask for Knudsen. “Maybe they thought I was at kelly.sullivan@peninsulaat rashah.mcchesney@penina campaign manager or some- clarion.com sulaclarion.com
‘I hate to see him leaving, but I understand that he has to make decisions in his best interest and he has to move on.’ — Mike Navarre, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Salmon, Alaska, according to his resume. Currently, Atwater draws a salary of $140,000 a year from the district, according to the district office administrator salary schedules last approved by the board of education in 2013. In 2011, Atwater was announced as a finalist for the Anchorage School District’s superintendent position but ultimately lost that position to a candidate from Florida.
Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre said Atwater had done a “great job” for the school district. “I hate to see him leaving, but I understand that he has to make decisions in his best interests and he has to move on,” Mike Navarre said. “We have to look at it as an opportunity to go out and search for the best person we can.” Mike Navarre said he had a good working relationship with
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Atwater. “We had good communication and back and forth, based on mutual respect and I’ll miss him,” he said. Kaylee Osowski can be reached at kaylee.osowski@ peninsulaclarion.com and Rashah McChesney can be reached at rashah.mcchesney@ peninsulaclarion.com
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The draft found that activities that involved state resources should be disclosed on an independent expenditure report and that communications that express an opinion on a ballot measure should include a “paid for” tag. An example of such a tag, according to the draft, would be the name of the lawmaker using state funds for the communication, the source of the funds and the lawmaker’s legislative address.
might be more agreeable, but he is not sure if statutes would allow for that. “The bottom line is if we want to fund (tourism promotion) we have the capability of funding it, we just have to do it in our budget,” he said. “We just have to compete with other priorities in the budget. … Once you start down dedicated taxes, it starts getting pretty confused pretty fast.” The borough assembly approved putting the item on the Oct. 7 ballot with a 5-4 vote at its July 22 meeting, but assembly member Kelly Wolf gave notice of reconsideration. According to the memo, the assembly may address overriding the veto by adding it to its agenda for the Tuesday assembly meeting or schedule a special meeting before the clerk’s deadline for adding issues to the ballot.
like it or not.” Funds collected through the bed tax were proposed to go to promote tourism marketing of the peninsula. The borough currently funds the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Market Council $300,000 annually to promote tourism. Navarre said if the council wants additional money, it can make an argument for it. “Raising $1.6 million in order to fund tourism marketing non-area-wide, it’s just not a very efficient way of raising revenues,” he said. According to a memo from Navarre to the borough assembly, a better approach would be for the assembly to authorize general law citKaylee Osowski can be reached at kaylee. ies to implement a bed tax by voter approval. He said a tax on all tourism businesses email@example.com C
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A Nigerian health official wearing a protective mask waits to screen passengers at the arrivals hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday. Nigerian authorities on Monday confirmed a second case of Ebola in Africa’s most populous country, an alarming setback as officials across the region battle to stop the spread of a disease that has killed more than 700 people.
Death toll from Ebola in W. Africa hits 887: WHO BY BASHIR ADIGUN and JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH Associated Press
ABUJA, Nigeria — The doctor who treated a man who flew to Nigeria and died of Ebola now has contracted the disease, authorities said Monday, presenting a dire challenge to Africa’s most populous nation as the regional toll for the outbreak grew to 887 dead. As Nigerian health authorities rushed to quarantine others who had been exposed, a special plane left Liberia to evacuate the second American missionary who fell ill with Ebola. Nancy Writebol, 59, is expected to arrive in Atlanta on Tuesday, where she will be treated at a special isolation ward. The second confirmed case in Nigeria is a doctor who treated Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American man who died July 25 days after arriving in Nigeria from Liberia, said Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu. Three others who also treated Sawyer now show symptoms of Ebola and their test results are pending, he said. Authorities are trying to trace and quarantine others in Lagos, sub-Saharan Africa’s largest city of 21 million people. “This cluster of cases in Lagos, Nigeria is very concerning,” said Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention, which is dispatching 50 experienced disease control specialists to West Africa. “It shows what happens if meticulous infection control, contact tracing, and proper isolation of patients with suspected Ebola is not done. Stopping the
spread in Lagos will be difficult but it can be done,” he said. The World Health Organization announced Monday that the death toll has increased from 729 to 887 deaths in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria. Cases in Liberia jumped from 156 to 255, WHO said, as the government ordered that all Ebola victims must now be cremated because of rising opposition to burials in neighborhoods around the capital. Over the weekend, police were called in amid a standoff over whether health authorities could bury nearly two dozen victims in a neighborhood on the outskirts of the capital, Monrovia. Sierra Leone marked a national stay-at-home day Monday in an effort to halt the disease’s spread. A documentary film of the first outbreak of the Ebola disease in Congo was being shown intermittently throughout the day by the national broadcaster. The emergence of a second case in Nigeria raises serious concerns about the infection control practices there, and also raises the specter that more cases could emerge. It can take up to 21 days after exposure to the virus for symptoms to appear. They include fever, sore throat, muscle pains and headaches. Often nausea, vomiting and diarrhea follow, along with severe internal and external bleeding in advanced stages of the disease. “This fits exactly with the pattern that we’ve seen in the past. Either someone gets sick and infects their relatives, or goes to a hospital and health workers get sick,” said Gregory Hartl, World Health Organization spokesman in Geneva. “It’s
extremely unfortunate but it’s not unexpected. This was a sick man getting off a plane and unfortunately no one knew he had Ebola.” Doctors and other health workers on the front lines of the Ebola crisis have been among the most vulnerable to infection as they are in direct physical contact with patients. The disease is not airborne, and only transmitted through contact with bodily fluids such as saliva, blood, vomit, sweat or feces. Sawyer, who was traveling to Nigeria on business, became ill while aboard a flight and Nigerian authorities immediately took him into isolation upon arrival in Lagos. They did not quarantine his fellow passengers, and have insisted that the risk of additional cases was minimal. Nigerian authorities said a total of 70 people are under surveillance and that they hoped to have eight people in quarantine by the end of Monday in an isolation ward in Lagos. Tracking down all the people who came into contact with Sawyer and his caregivers could prove difficult at this late stage, said Ben Neuman, a virologist and Ebola expert at Britain’s University of Reading. “Contact tracing is essential but it’s very hard to get enough people to do that,” he said. “For the average case, you want to look back and catch the 20 to 30 people they had closest contact with and that takes a lot of effort and legwork ... The most important thing now is to do the contact tracing and quarantine any contacts who may be symptomatic.” C
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Woods uncertain for PGA Championship DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Joe LaCava walked nearly every blade of grass on the 18th green at Valhalla Golf Club, jotting notes in his yardage book after stepping off the distances from every edge of the green to every possible pin position. It was just like any other Monday at a major. The caddie just didn’t know whether any of this information would be useful in the PGA Championship. LaCava was awaiting word on whether his boss — Tiger Woods — would be healthy enough to play the final major of the year. “I’m optimistic,” LaCava said after he finished charting the entire golf course. “I’m hoping he plays. So I’m just doing whatever work I would normally do.” The caddie was at Valhalla. So was his car, a silver SUV parked in the spot
assigned to the four-time PGA champion. As for Woods? Stay tuned. His agent, Mark Steinberg at Excel Sports Management, said in an email that Monday would be too early for doctors to decide whether Woods could or even should try to play this week after another back injury. The PGA of America said that Woods would not have his previously scheduled news conference Tuesday morning. It did not provide additional details. Woods took another turn toward an uncertain future when he withdrew after eight holes and one final shot Sunday at the Bridgestone Invitational. Before leaving Firestone, he said he jarred his back when he hopped into a deep bunker after playing a shot on the par-5 second hole from an awkward lie off the slope above the sand. “It’s just the whole lower back,” Woods said. “I don’t know what hap-
pened.” Making the picture look even bleaker was the timing. Woods had back surgery March 31 to alleviate the pain from a pinched nerve. The Bridgestone Invitational was only his third tournament since returning from a three-month absence. And there he went again, riding off the golf course in a cart, struggling to even remove his shoes before LaCava drove him to the airport for a flight back to Florida for evaluation. “Obviously, I feel bad for him,” Rory McIlroy told the BBC on Monday. “The game of golf really needs Tiger. He’s had a few withdrawals the past couple of years. I think the first thing is just to get fit and 100 percent healthy, even if that means taking the year off and coming back next year ready to play golf.” If he doesn’t play the PGA Championship, his season indeed would be over.
Woods has to win the final major of the year to qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs. He would have to win to clinch a spot on the Ryder Cup team. And by the sound of U.S. captain Tom Watson, he would have to play at Valhalla to even merit consideration as a wild-card selection. “Tiger would be a great addition to our team,” Watson told SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio on Monday. “I’ve said all along, I would pick Tiger Woods if he’s healthy and playing well. This doesn’t bode well right now. I just hope that maybe it’s just an isolated problem that he can turn around and possibly play this week at the PGA.” Watson said he watched the entire front nine and knew something was wrong with Woods after his tee shot on the par-3 fifth hole came up 65 yards short. “You don’t hit that terrible a shot ever — ever,” Watson said. “And I said, ‘Something is wrong.’”
LaCava noticed it much earlier, when Woods hit a shot so heavy that it came up 30 yards short of the flag and into the water on the third hole. “I knew he was hurting when he fatted the one on 3, which he never does,” LaCava said. “He never fats them like that.” Woods kept playing, though, until grimacing on a tee shot at the ninth, slowly bending to remove his tee and calling for a cart to take him in. Why not stop sooner? “He’s tough,” LaCava said. “Tough and stubborn would be two good words.” Woods has not been back to Valhalla in 14 years, not since that highcharged playoff victory over Bob May that gave Woods his third straight major on his way to an unprecedented sweep of the majors at the height of his game. Woods was recovering from season-ending knee surgery in 2008 and did not play in the Ryder Cup.
Wall, Beal cut from squad NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. men’s national team cut John Wall, Bradley Beal and Paul Millsap on Monday, a person with knowledge of the details said, leaving the roster at 16 players. With Paul George lost to a broken right leg, the Americans will have to drop four more players before the World Cup of Basketball starts later this month in Spain. The Americans made the cuts that had been planned for Saturday but delayed after George’s injury, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the
roster moves were to be announced Tuesday. They were first reported by Yahoo Sports. Remaining in the roster pool are: Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant, Chicago’s Derrick Rose, Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving, New Orleans’ Anthony Davis, Golden State’s Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, Houston’s James Harden, Atlanta’s Kyle Korver, Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins, Dallas’ Chandler Parsons, Utah’s Gordon Hayward, Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan, Portland’s Damian Lillard, Denver’s Kenneth Faried, Detroit’s Andre Drummond and Brooklyn’s Mason Plumlee.
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Orioles’ Adam Jones is out at second as Nationals second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera falls to the ground after turning a double play on a grounder by Orioles’ Nelson Cruz on Monday in Washington. The Orioles won 7-3.
Orioles top neighboring Nats By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Caleb Joseph homered and drove in three runs, J.J. Hardy had four hits and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Washington Nationals 7-3 on Monday night in a duel between neighboring first-place teams. Nick Markakis homered for the Orioles, who trailed 3-1 before rallying for their eighth win in 11 games. Hardy and Ryan Flaherty opened the seventh with successive doubles off Tanner Roark (11-7) to tie it at 3. Delmon Young followed with an RBI single — making him 9 for 17 as a pinch-hitter this
season — and Adam Jones capped the uprising with a run-scoring single. Kevin Gausman (6-3) pitched six innings. The game was a makeup of a rainout on July 8. A sellout crowd of 42,181 — many of them wearing Oriole orange — showed up to watch teams located just 38 miles apart on I-295. YANKEES 2, TIGERS 1 NEW YORK — Brandon McCarthy won his fourth start in a row with a gritty effort, and the New York Yankees took the first of three straight matchups against
Detroit’s Cy Young Award winners, beating Max Scherzer and the Tigers. Brian McCann hit an RBI single and Jacoby Ellsbury had a sacrifice fly in the third inning. Center fielder Ezequiel Carrera made a sensational catch on Ellsbury’s deep drive with the bases loaded. McCarthy (4-0) allowed five hits and an unearned run in 5 2-3 innings. The Yankees have won each of his five starts since being acquired from Arizona. David Robertson was perfect in the ninth for his 30th save. Scherzer (13-4) gave up nine hits over seven innings in losing for the first time since June 17, a span of eight starts. Newly acquired David Price
starts Tuesday night for Detroit and Justin Verlander pitches Wednesday night.
GIANTS 4, METS 3 NEW YORK — Pablo Sandoval drove in three runs and got three hits, including an RBI double with two outs in the ninth inning that sent the San Francisco Giants over the New York Mets. The Giants took three of four at Citi Field. The Mets lost a home series for the first time since June 10-12 against Milwaukee. Sandoval hit a two-run double in the third, then delivered again in the ninth off Jenrry Mejia (54). Sergio Romo (5-3) got the See MLB, Page A-9
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — It’s only a preseason tournament, and the trophy isn’t exactly steeped in soccer history. None of that mattered to Wayne Rooney and Manchester United. Rooney and Juan Mata scored two minutes apart in a second-half flurry, Jesse Lingard added an insurance goal in the final minutes and Manchester United rallied to beat longtime rival Liverpool 3-1 in the title match of the International Champions Cup on Monday night. “It’s obviously great to win the game and win the tournament,” Rooney said in an onfield interview after the match. “We worked hard in preseason and to go unbeaten gives us confidence.” Steven Gerrard scored on a penalty kick in the 14th minute for Liverpool, which topped United twice last season in Premier League play.
Last season was wildly disappointing by United standards, but it is now unbeaten in five matches under new manager Louis van Gaal. And while his players were clearly thrilled, van Gaal offered a one-word assessment of what winning a preseason tournament means. “Nothing,” van Gaal said. Clearly, no disrespect was meant. But clubs like United are looking for the sport’s biggest prizes, and van Gaal wants his team thinking big. “It’s nice for the fans in the United States of America and also at home that we beat Liverpool,” van Gaal said. “It’s not our favorite opponent, for Man United fans. I think we have gave a lot of pleasure to these fans and that’s very important. And of course, it is better to win in preparation time than to lose. But the most important game is against Swansea City, the first game at home in the Premier League. That, we have to win.”
Bengals lock up QB Dalton with 6-year extension By The Associated Press
CINCINNATI — Andy Dalton is relieved. So are the Cincinnati Bengals. Everyone one was all smiles around Bengals camp on Monday when the team made Dalton one of the highestpaid quarterbacks in the league. Dalton signed a six-year extension, but the financial terms were not released. According to multiple reports, the deal is worth up to $115 million. “We’re betting big on him because we believe in him,” Bengals owner Mike Brown said. Dalton said now that the deal is done he can concentrate solely on football. “You do have it in the back of your mind, when is it going to get done,” Dalton said. “Now we don’t have to worry about it. Like (coach) Marvin (Lewis) said, just play the game and I don’t have to have this hanging over me. “To get this opportunity to come to the city of Cincinnati, get drafted here and play for the Bengals and now sign this extension and be here for a long time, I’m just so blessed.” Brown said it was a “happy news
day” for the organization. “This is important to solidify our franchise going forward. Andy has earned his place here,” Brown said. “He has gained the confidence of the players, the coaches and the management of the team.” Added Dalton: “We’re excited to know we’re going to be here for a long time.” The quarterback has passed for more than 3,000 yards in each of his three seasons. He led the Bengals to an 11-5 record and AFC North title in 2013. He set career highs with 33 touchdown passes and 20 interceptions. Dalton was a second-round draft choice in 2011. Dalton has been criticized for throwing six interceptions with only one touchdown in three postseason losses. Lewis said Dalton is still improving. “It’s stating the obvious that this is a key move for the ongoing success of our team,” Lewis said. “I congratulate our front office, and Andy and his representatives, for coming together to make this happen in a constructive way for
the football team. Andy is still a young player, he has led us to the playoffs three straight years, and by far we have not seen the best of him yet.” Dalton said the big contract won’t put any extra pressure on him to perform. “We have high expectations for what we’re trying to do this year, and so regardless of the contract, I would have expected to go into the season with the same mentality and same attitude,” Dalton said.
day shortly before he was scheduled for his appendectomy at a Denver hospital. Ball, who set an NCAA record with 83 touchdowns at Wisconsin, assumed the No. 1 running back job this offseason. He was Knowshon Moreno’s backup last year and ran for 559 yards and four touchdowns in 2013. “Luckily it’s early in camp and it’ll give him a chance to come back,” Hillman said. Ball’s strong second half helped the Broncos decide to let Moreno leave in Ball to undergo appendectomy free agency. Moreno signed with MiENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Den- ami. ver Broncos starting running back Montee Ball is sidelined with appendicitis Giants’ Wilson has career-ending and isn’t expected back until the AFC injury champs’ opener against Indianapolis on EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Sept. 7. New York Giants running back David Ronnie Hillman and C.J. Anderson Wilson’s NFL career is over after two shared snaps with the first-string offense seasons because of a back injury. at practice Monday and are expected to The 23-year-old Wilson was told get the bulk of the work in Ball’s ab- by doctors Monday that he risked sence this month. more serious problems if he kept “I appreciate the get well wishes playing. everyone! I will be ok and come back He underwent fusion surgery to stronger than ever!!” Ball tweeted Mon- repair vertebrae and a herniated disk C
in his neck in January. At practice last Tuesday, Wilson caught a pass and ran with his head down into the back of an offensive lineman, a hit that caused numbness in his hands and lower extremities. He missed the final 11 games last season after being diagnosed with spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal cord. Packers to honor Favre GREEN BAY, Wis. — Brett Favre is returning to Titletown. The quarterback, estranged from the franchise he helped resurrect during his 16-year career, will be inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and have his number retired next July 18. Favre’s No. 4 will be unveiled on the Lambeau Field north end zone facade at halftime of a yet-to-be-determined game during the 2015 season. “I’m truly honored,” Favre said Monday via conference call from his home in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. “It is time to come back.”
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Sports Briefs Celebrate Life! 5K results posted The second Celebrate Life! 5K Run and Walk, put together by the ABC Pregnancy Care Center, was held Saturday in Soldotna. This year the event drew 287 participants in the form of 61 runners and 226 walkers, plus 45 volunteers, 19 sponsors and multiple inkind contributors. The results follow: Men 1. Ivan Chatham, 18 minutes, 45 seconds; 2. Jonathan Jester, 19:27; 3. Tony Eskelin, 20:14; 4. Carl Kincaid, 20:27; 5. Jeremiah Hudson, 22:15; 6. Ryan Kapp, 22:30; 7. Dylan Carter, 22:55; 8. Paul Steffensen, 22:56; 9. Tommy Burke, 23:32; 10. Damien Burke, 23:40; 11. Stephen Kelley, 24:10; 12. Devon Carter, 25:16; 13. Jace Daniels, 25:59; 14. Isaiah Daniels, 26:00; 15. Justin Benz, 28:20; 16. Mitch Michaud, 28:51; 17. John Campbell, 29:30; 18. Eric Green, 34:02; 19. Daniel Steffensen, 36:14; 20. Stanley Steffensen, 36:15; 21. Landen Showalter, 36:31; 22. Atlas Burke, 37:56; 23. John Bittle, 39:53; 24. Elijah Hinz, 43:51; 25. Jordan Hinz, 44:13. Women 1. Hope Steffensen, 20 minutes, 55 seconds; 2. Bethany Carstens, 23:48; 3. Jane Fuerstenau, 23:57; 4. Sara Hadfield, 26:10; 5. Mackenzie Senn, 26:55; 6. Anna Lattin, 27:43; 7. Heather Moon, 27:43; 8. Gemma Burke, 28:30; 9. Grace Burke, 28:31; 10. Rebecca Benz, 28:34; 11. Brooke Campbell, 29:58; 12. Maria Dammeyer, 31:00; 13. Rosy Drath, 32:07; 14. Chris Morin, 32:08; 15. Kimberly McMilin, 34:31; 16. Jane Kincaid, 34:40; 17. Brie Havilla, 35:02; 18. DeAnn Steffensen, 36:15; 19. Jen Showalter, 36:32; 20. DeAnn Martin, 36:52; 21. Senora Martin, 36:53; 22. Ashley Martin, 37:30; 23. Anna Martin, 37:55; 24. Delaney Bittle, 39:51; 25. Kassy Bittle, 39:52; 26. Eve Burke, 40:30; 27. Tara Duncan, 40:30; 28. Shannon McWilliams, 40:30; 29. Laura Burke, 40:47; 30. Kristin Hinz, 43:33; 31. Renee Hinz, 44:13; 32. Emily Hinz, 46:44; 33. Lillgean Murray, 47:51; 34. Emmalyn Murray, 47:51; 35. Hydra Murray, 48:25; 36. Glynn Murray, 48:27.
Suns’ Tucker gets 3 days in jail SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker was sentenced to three days in jail and 11 days of home detention Monday after pleading guilty to “super extreme” driving under the influence. “I am truly sorry and I take full responsibility for my actions. No excuses,” Tucker said in a statement. “It is now my responsibility to examine my life and make the changes necessary to ensure this never happens again.” Police say Tucker had a blood alcohol level of .22 after he was arrested May 10 in Scottsdale. Tucker agreed to put an interlock device on his car for 18 months, undergo substance abuse counseling, and pay fines of $2,750. He was placed on probation for up to five years. Details of the punishment and Tucker’s statement were released by his attorneys following his court appearance on Monday. “In considering this matter, we concluded that P.J. was sincere in his remorse and in his resolve to accept the consequences of his actions,” Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby said. “We are convinced that he will take the necessary steps to avoid any such conduct in the future. The Suns do not in any way condone his conduct, but we do support him as he works through this.”
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out seven and walked two. Kluber’s 17-inning scoreless streak ended in the eighth on Brayan Pena’s RBI double off reliever Nick Hagadone. Continued from page A-8 Lonnie Chisenhall hit a three-run homer in the fourth off Alfredo Simon (12-7). Yan win with one scoreless inning and San- Gomes hit a two-run homer in the eighth tiago Casilla pitched a perfect ninth for his as Cleveland won its fourth straight. ninth save.
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CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber allowed one run in 7 1-3 innings to win his fifth straight decision and lead the Cleveland Indians over Cincinnati. Kluber (12-6), who hasn’t lost since M June 30, held the Reds to six hits, struck
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ANGELS 5, DODGERS 0 LOS ANGELES — Garrett Richards pitched a five-hitter for his first career shutout, Mike Trout and Albert Pujols had RBI doubles in a four-run first inning, and the Los Angeles Angels opened the Freeway Series with a victory. Josh Hamilton homered in the sixth
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for the Angels, who improved the majors’ second-best record to 67-44 with their seventh win in 10 games. Richards (12-4) was dominant in his first nine-inning complete game, striking out nine and retiring 15 of 16 in the middle innings with a fastball regularly hitting 98 mph. He finished his first victory in four starts by getting pinch-hitter Andre Ethier on a groundout. Richards outpitched Zack Greinke (127), who has just one victory in his last five starts. Greinke yielded six hits and three earned runs in seven innings despite giving up just two hits after that messy first inning. The NL-leading Dodgers opened the home half of this four-game interleague matchup with just their third loss in 10
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Indians 7, Reds 1 Cin. 000 000 010—1 8 0 Cle. 100 310 02x—7 10 1 Simon, Contreras (6) and Mesoraco; Kluber, Hagadone (8), Axford (8) and Y.Gomes. W_Kluber 12-6. L_Simon 12-7. Sv_Axford (10). HRs_Cleveland, Chisenhall (11), Y.Gomes (15).
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Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Optioned RHP Ryan Webb to Norfolk (IL). Sent RHP Ubaldo Jimenez to Norfolk for a rehab assignment. CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Optioned RHP Taylor Thompson to Charlotte (IL). Selected the contract of RHP Maikel Cleto from Charlotte. CLEVELAND INDIANS — Optioned RHP Zach McAllister to Columbus (IL). HOUSTON ASTROS — Sent OF George Springer to Quad Cities (MWL) for a rehab assignment. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Assigned C Brett Hayes outright to Omaha (PCL). MINNESOTA TWINS — Optioned LHP Logan Darnell to Rochester (IL). Claimed OF Jordan Schafer off waivers from Atlanta. NEW YORK YANKEES — Placed RHP David Phelps on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Matt Daley from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). TAMPA BAY RAYS — Released LHP Erik Bedard and RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo. Sent 2B Tim Beckham to Charlotte (FSL) for a rehab assignment. TEXAS RANGERS — Sent LHP Derek Holland to Round Rock (PCL) for a rehab assignment. Placed C Chris Gimenez on paternity leave. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Assigned OF Cole Gillespie outright to Buffalo (IL). National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Sent OF A.J. Pollock to Reno (PCL) for a rehab assignment. MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Sent LHP Wei-Chung Wang to the AZL Brewers for a rehab assignment. NEW YORK METS — Designated OF Bobby Abreu for assignment. Recalled OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis from Las Vegas (PCL). SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Assigned INF Nick Noonan outright to Fresno (PCL). Agreed to terms with LHP Jose De Paula on a minor league contract. Sent OF Angel Pagan to Fresno (PCL) for a rehab assignment. WASHINGTON NATIONALS —
ATHLETICS 3, RAYS 2 OAKLAND, Calif. — Derek Norris singled up the middle with two outs and the bases loaded in the 10th inning against former Oakland closer Grant Balfour. Norris notched his second career gameending RBI while facing Balfour (1-4) in Oakland’s eighth walkoff win. The AL West-leading A’s remained one game ahead of the Los Angeles Angels and avoided losing consecutive home games for just the second time this season. The A’s loaded the bases against Balfour, who received a mound visit before Brandon Moss stepped in with a chance at
Placed OF Nate McLouth on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Saturday. Recalled OF Steven Souza Jr. from Syracuse (IL). FOOTBALL National Football League CINCINNATI BENGALS — Signed QB Andy Dalton to a sixyear contract extension. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed DB Royce Adams. Waived/ injured G Jason Pinkston. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Activated CB Alan Ball from the PUP list. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed S Chris Crocker. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Placed OT Michael Bowie on the waived/ injured list. Released LB Brandon Denmark and WR Ronald Johnson. Signed DT Andru Pulu. Claimed OT Cory Brandon off waivers from Arizona. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Placed WR Jerry Rice Jr. on the waived-injured list. Signed DL Jeremy Towns. Canadian Football League MONTREAL ALOUETTES — Named Jeff Garcia to the coaching staff. HOCKEY National Hockey League BUFFALO SABRES — Named Bryan Trottier, Danny Flynn and Tom Coolen assistant coaches and Arturs Irbe goalie coach. COLLEGE ECAC — Promoted Stephanie Scarpato to coordinator of sport administration for leagues, affiliates and championships. BECKER — Named Eliza Kelley women’s ice hockey coach. COLORADO — Announced freshman transfer OL Shane Callahan has been declared eligible to compete this fall. DARTMOUTH — Named Shannon Doepking softball coach. GEORGIA STATE — Named Adam Scott baseball pitching coach. HOBART — Named Tim Sweeney men’s basketball coach. HOFSTRA — Named Dennis Papadatos wrestling coach. LSU — Reinstated junior S Jalen Mills. MICHIGAN STATE — Dismissed freshman F Kenny Kaminski from its men’s basketball program. YESHIVA — Named Erica Lamm assistant director of athletics.
a fourth grand slam but struck out. Norris delivered with his first game-ending RBI since June 24, 2012, against the Giants. Rays manager Joe Maddon was ejected by first base umpire Quinn Wolcott during the inning and rushed the field to argue. Ryan Cook (1-1) earned the win on a night the A’s stranded 18 runners. The A’s won their 11th extra-inning game, second-most in the majors behind Baltimore. Tampa Bay had its eight-game road winning streak snapped, which matched the longest in club history, to kick off a 10game trip. The Rays lost away from Tropicana Field for the first time since July 3 at Detroit and dropped to 23-10 overall since June 25.
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•Must have own transportation. •Independent contractor status. •Home delivery - 6 days a week. •Must have valid Alaska drivers license. •Must furnish proof of insurance. •Copy of current driving record required
For more information contact Peninsula Clarion Circulation Dept. (907)283-3584
CITY OF KENAI, ALASKA Position Vacancy Police Officer. Pay starting at $32.94 per hour. Police Officers are paid overtime, shift differential, holiday, and certification pay for intermediate and advanced certificates. Officers work a schedule of (4) ten hour days per week. Applicants are required to have a minimum of an AA degree. Position announcement, job description and application materials are available through the Alaska Job Center Network, (907) 335-3010. Submit all required application materials by 2 PM on September 11, 2014 to Peninsula Job Service, 11312 Kenai Spur Hwy., Kenai, AK 99611. The City of Kenai is an equal opportunity employer. For more information about the City of Kenai, visit our home page at http://www.ci.kenai.ak.us.
Employment Agriculture Computing & Engineering Construction & Trades Domestics, Childcare, Aides Drivers/Transportation Education Finance & Accounting General Employment Healthcare Hospitality & Food Service Manufacturing & Production Oil & Refinery Office & Clerical Personal Care/Beauty Professional/ Management Real Estate, Leasing, Mortgage Retail Sales & Marketing Schools/Training Tourism Work Wanted
Real Estate For Sale Commercial Property Condominiums/Town Homes Farms/Ranches Homes Income Property Land Manufactured Mobile Homes Multiple Dwelling Out of Area for Sale Steel Building Vacation Property Wanted To Buy Waterfront Property
Homes COMFORTABLE 1-Bedroom house, needs TLC but great deal at $71,500. OWC, with $3,000 down. (907)855-0649 (760)567-7369
HOME & CABIN FOR SALE
or drop off an application/resume at the Amundsen Educational Center Soldotna, Alaska
Peninsula Clarion 150 Trading Bay Road, Kenai The Peninsula Clarion is an E.O.E.
Amundsen Educational Center is currently recruiting for: Administrative Assistant/Office Occupations Teacher’s Assistant. 14 hours a week of classroom and 6 hours of administrative support per week for 40 weeks per year. $15/hr. Professional Medical Coding Facilitator. Assist instructor in medical coding courses. 117 days of class time/prep/ study for 7.5 hours per day and 29 days of optional prep/study time for 5 hours per day. $15 per hour. Adjunct Instructor in Office Occupations and Microsoft Suite. This includes teaching Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and Power Point. . $5,000 per semester. Contact Carmen Franchino or Eric Johnson at AEC, 262-9055 or email at email@example.com. Amundsen Educational Center is an EEO Employer and proudly promotes diversity.
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145-Ft. Kenai riverfront, mile from hospital/ businesses. Quiet, beautiful, excellent for professional or someone who loves to fish. $550,000. (907)262-4934
HOME FOR SALE. Duties: Education, support, advocacy for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Requirements: Understanding of DV/SA and victim issues, excellent communication skills, knowledge of available community resources, ability to work with diverse population, model non-violent discipline techniques, ability to function both independently and on a team, calm in crisis. Shift work, hours vary. High school diploma or equivalent required, degree in related field preferred. Full-time position, including benefits. Resume and cover letter to Executive Director, The LeeShore Center, 325 S. Spruce St., Kenai, AK 99611 by 5pm Monday August 11,2014. EOE
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
Homes WOODLAND KENAI Family Home. 2300sqft. 3-bedroom 3-bath with 2-car garage on a large city lot with no development behind. Open floor plan, large basement, rock fireplace, remodeled bathroom, high ceilings, out building, and deck. Close to schools, town, trails, beach, and parks! --- A must see! $255,000. Call (907)394-2546
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PRIVATE LOT. Protected slough, Castaway Cove. Castaway Cove is a gated community with 24 hour access fo property owners. $57,500. George (801)244-7285, (907)252-0946. LOT FOR SALE 2 acres on Tote Road, paved road, gas, electric, phone. level, good soil. $30,000. per lot. (907)398-1211
Rentals Apartments, Unfurnished Apartments, Furnished Cabins Condominiums Town Homes Duplex Homes Lots For Rent Manufactured/Mobile Homes Misc. Rentals Office Space Out of Area Rentals Rental Wanted Retail/Commercial Space Roommate Wanted Rooms For Rent Storage Rentals Vacation Rentals
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. KENAI 2-Bedroom Townhouse, 1.5-bath, washer/dryer. No pets/ smoking, $750./ month plus electric, deposit. (907)283-5484
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Property Management Division 170 N. Birch Suite 101, Soldotna (907)262-2522 Mary.Parske@century21.com www.Century21FreedomRealty.com
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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
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 www.carrgottstein.com
Apartments, Unfurnished NEAR VIP Sunny 2-bedroom, 1,100sqft., $1,250. washer/dryer, Dish TV. carport, utilities included. No Smoking/ No Pets. (907)398-0027. 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, Unfurnished 1-LARGE ROOM FULLY FURNISHED Soldotna, quiet setting, includes utilities. (907)394-2543. FURNISHED Unfurnished. 1-bedroom, Soldotna farm setting, $875. month includes utilities. No Smoking/no pets. Available Sept. 1st. (907)262-4122. KENAI 1-Bedroom, furnished, heat, cable included. No pets. $700. month. (907)283-5203, (907)398-1642.
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LONGMERE AREA 2-bedroom, Available now thru May 2015 No smoking/ pets. Washer/dryer, WiFi, all utilities included, $850./ 1st & last month rent plus deposit. (907)262-1790 (907)394-8685 SOLDOTNA Furnished 1-Bedroom. Shady Lane Apartments. $725. Heat & cable included. No pets. (907)398-1642, (907)283-5203.
Homes 2-BEDROOM 2-BATH Furnished. Heated garage. Kenai $1,200. month, plus utilities. Available 9/1/146/30/15 (907)283-5239 NIKISKI 3-bedroom, 2-bath, office, garage, woodstove, storage shed, large yard, deck. Kids play area outside. South Miller Loop $1,675. (907)776-3325 WHY RENT ????? Why rent when you can own, many low down & zero down payment programs available. Let me help you achieve the dream of home ownership. Call Now !!! Ken Scott, #AK203469. (907)395-4527 or cellular, (907)690-0220. Alaska USA Mortgage Company, #AK157293.
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Business for Sale ASSISTED LIVING HOME FSBO 5 beds, full. Owner retiring. (907)252-3676
Merchandise For Sale Antiques/Collectibles Appliances Audio/Video Building Supplies Computers Crafts/Holiday Items Electronics Exercise Equipment Firewood Food Furniture Garage Sales Heavy Equipment/ Farm Machinery Lawn/Garden Liquidation Machinery & Tools Miscellaneous Music Musical Instructions Office/Business Equipment Vacations/Tickets Wanted To Buy
Appliances AMANA REFRIGERATOR/ FREEZER, White $200. (907)252-6452
Machinery & Tools DETROIT DIESEL Engines Marine. Two 8V92 naturals no gears. One RTO about 5000 hours. The other about. 800 hours since overhaul everything good except block. (907)399-1556
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Aircrafts & Parts All-Terrain Vehicles Archery Bicycles Boat Supplies/Parts Boats & Sail Boats Boats Charter Boats Commercial Campers/Travel Trailers Fishing Guns Hunting Guide Service Kayaks Lodging Marine Motor Homes/RVs Snow Mobiles Sporting Goods
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 www.fraserbrittanys.com
AKC Labrador Retriever Pups - Silvers. Silver Labs Alaska Charcoal Gray pups just arrived. AKC registered, dew claws removed, 2-yr health guarantee on hips, all initial vaccines and micro-chipped. One male and one female left. $1250. Call 907-223-1956 for additional information
Boats & Sail Boats ‘08 20FTt Alumaweld 8hp & 50hp Yamaha, low hours, electric motor lift, power wash down, fish holding tank, $23,000. OBO. (907)262-1497
Karelian Bear Dog puppies $800. Call after 6PM (907)394-8605
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Services Appliance Repair Auction Services Automotive Repair Builders/Contractors Cabinetry/Counters Carpentry/Odd Jobs Charter Services Child Care Needed Child Care Provided Cleaning Services Commercial Fishing Education/Instruction Excavating/Backhoe Financial Fishing Guide Services Health Home Health Care Household Cleaning Services House-sitting Internet Lawn Care & Landscaping Masonry Services Miscellaneous Services Mortgages Lenders Painting/Roofing Plumbing/Heating/ Electric Satellite TV Services Snow Removal Tax Services Travel Services Tree Services Veterinary Water Delivery Well Drilling
August 3 - 9, 2014
Alaska Statewide Land Sale The Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office is holding a sealed bid auction for approximately 58 parcels throughout Alaska. Lots are approximately 0.5 to 7 acres in size. Information on the sale and the parcels can be viewed on the Trust Land Office's website at www.mhtrustland.org or call (907) 269-8658 PUBLISH: 8/4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 13, 15, 19, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31, 9/2, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 19, 21, 23, 25, 28, 29, 10/1, 3, 5, 7 8, 9, 12, 15, 17, 2014 1856/2285
**ASIAN MASSAGE** Grand opening Happy Holiday, enjoy hospitality anytime. (907)398-8896
20FT CUSTOM BUILT CABIN CRUISER 131 Volvo 280 outdrive, kitchen, dinette, sleeps two, 6ft.-plus cabin height, self-bailing. $28,500. Soldotna. (337)772-9944
KENAI KENNEL CLUB
Pawsitive training for all dogs & puppies. Agility, Conformation, Obedience, Privates & Rally. www.kenaikennelclub.com (907)335-2552
ESTATE SALE. Tools, Electronics, CD's, Exercise equipment, books. 115 Richfield Dr. (off No. Dogwood Rd.) "Rain or Shine" Aug. 7, 8, 9. Start 8am - 6pm.
Autos Classic/Custom Financing Motorcycles Parts & Accessories Rentals Repair & Services Sport Utilities, 4x4 Suburbans/Vans/ Buses Trucks Trucks: Commercial Trucks: Heavy Duty Trailers Vehicles Wanted
Pets & Livestock
CABIN BUILDING 12x24, plank flooring, woodstove, large windows, sliding glass door. Must move. $20,000. (907)262-1497
Birds Cats Dogs Horses Livestock Livestock Supplies Pet Services Pet Supplies
**ASIAN MASSAGE** Please make the phone ring. Call anytime. (907)741-1644
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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 www.pendog.org
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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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Tread carefully when naming baby after deceased relative DEAR ABBY: What is the protocol for naming a baby after a deceased person? If the name you want to use is a deceased family member’s name, do we ask his next of kin for approval? Do we say nothing? Is it assumed that people who wish to use someone’s name when naming their child should seek permission (whether the person is living or dead)? Obviously, some people will use the name regardless of being granted a blessing or not, but I’m wondering what is appropriate in this situation. — PREGNANT IN ILLINOIS DEAR PREGNANT: In the Jewish faith, it is traditional for a baby to be named for a deceased parent or grandparent — or at least given a name with the same first initial. However, if the person who died was a child of a close relative, I can see how that could be very painful for the parents who lost their child. The appropriate thing to do would be to first have a conversation with the surviving family member(s) to be sure it will be considered the honor it is intended to be and not open fresh wounds. If it would cause pain, perhaps the expectant parents should consider making the name of the deceased their baby’s middle name instead of first name.
with depression and institutionalized following a suicide attempt. Depression is something I live with daily. Unfortunately, my parents and siblings have a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy when it comes to anything that may stir up emotions. I feel that it’s detrimental to my well-being. My doctor has suggested cutting my family out of my life. Dealing with them gives Abigail Van Buren me great anxiety. My mother is a master manipulator who denies my suicide attempt ever happened, and I’m afraid she will tell my extended family members (many of whom I have relationships with) that I have “abandoned the family.” No one outside my immediate family knows about my depression or suicide attempt, and I feel I may be forced to reveal that very private part of my life in order to defend my actions. I don’t know what to do. — RELUCTANT TO REVEAL DEAR RELUCTANT TO REVEAL: I think you should follow your doctor’s advice and not be intimidated. You have an illness — depression — DEAR ABBY: During my teens, I was diagnosed that, according to the Centers for Disease Control
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By Leigh Rubin
Two shocking developments Dear Heloise: Last year, our house was hit by lightning. Our satellite TV technician said the strike “fried” our TV. He then notated it on an electronic receipt, which I signed, with a promise from him that I would be emailed a copy for insurance purposes. Despite numerous calls to various phone numbers and even a letter to the company’s president, I was unable to get ANY type of visible, printable receipt that I ever had had an appointment, and no technician’s assessment that lightning took out our TV (and their equipment). I repeatedly was told it is the “policy” of this satellite TV company not to give anything to the customer in writing at the time of service or by email or fax! I no longer will do business with a company that cannot or will not provide a written receipt at the time of service. I went back to cable TV. — J.C. in Florida Oh, no! A horrible situation, and thank you for warning my readers! Do ask if a receipt/copy of the bill will be available BEFORE any work is done! — Heloise Don’t steal the towel! Dear Readers: Have you ever thought about taking a bathrobe or towel from a hotel? You should NOT steal from a hotel room! If you do, you just may get caught! Some hotels are using radio-frequency chips. The chips can be attached to a robe and even linens to keep track of inventory. — Heloise P.S.: Yes, it’s OK to take the small soaps, shampoos, hand lotion, etc. But NOT the towels!
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you choose. Tonight: Your treat. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH You might be more forthright than you realize. Your imagination is likely to pique others’ interest, which could result in a discussion. Look at what is happening within your immediate circle. Try to incorporate some practical insights. Tonight: Clear out some errands. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH In the afternoon, you might realize that what you want could fall into place with ease. Reveal more of your energy and thoughts, and you are likely to attract a lot of support and great ideas. You might want to chat with a friend. Tonight: Why not plan a weekend escape? CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHH Take news with a grain of salt. Listen to what others share. An idea that might appear to be frivolous could end up being worthwhile if you try to work with it. On some level, you could be taken by the wisdom of using this approach. Tonight: Only with someone you enjoy. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH Refuse to gossip about someone who might be disruptive to your plans. Let this person be, and try to understand his or her agenda. When the time is right, you can walk away. By that time, you will have learned a lot of important information. Tonight: Accept someone’s invitation. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHHYou’ll want to try a different approach for following through on a key issue. You always are imaginative, and you tend to mobilize your ideas well. Your effectiveness will be highlighted under the circumstances. Tonight: Out and about till the wee hours.
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GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHHH You won’t be dragging for long. By the afternoon, you could be crossing off one finished project after another from your to-do list. A respected elder or boss will be observing and admiring your abilities. The two of you will have a conversation soon. Tonight: Be a little more docile. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Don’t put off creative interactions for later in the day. You’ll want to use the morning for that, when your charm levels are much higher. Complete as much as you can, and know when to go off and find a friend or two. Tonight: Get some exercise. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHHYou’ll move past a hassle with ease because of what someone reveals. Your creativity could point you in the wrong direction. Test out your thoughts on someone you respect. This person’s feedback could be imperative. Tonight: Let your imagination lead the way. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHH Be more direct, and follow through on what is needed. Financial availability will be critical in letting a family member know where you stand. You could get tired of the constant feedback and might not be able to pursue the course you want. Tonight: Spend time with good company. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHHYour ability to express yourself emerges. You finally will get through to others. The response and support you get could be most gratifying. Share your ideas, and be willing to have them critiqued. Friends surround you, no matter which path
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and Prevention, is shared by about 9 percent of our population. It is nothing to be ashamed of. Because you’re afraid of what your mother will say, explain to those relatives you feel close to what you need to do and the reasons for it. I can’t guarantee that some of them won’t take sides, but I’m sure not all of them will. Sadly, not all families are functional. Not all parents are good parents, and some of them are toxic. P.S. Because your struggle with depression is ongoing, I hope you are still under the care of a psychotherapist. If you’re not, please consider it.
Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Scorpio if born before 6:19 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Sagittarius. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014: This year no one can say you are not creative and dynamic. Some people see you as a solution person. In your personal life, your creativity and adventurous personality mix well. You always seem to have something going on or are in the midst of cooking up wonderful ideas. If you are single, your magnetism attracts others. Your ability to select the appropriate person for you emerges. You might go through several people before you find someone you feel comfortable with. If you are attached, you energize your significant other. Often you are like two kids off on adventure. As a couple, you find life to be exciting. A fellow LEO always tries to outshine you. 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) HHHHH Others might be taken aback by your energy. You seem to be nearly unstoppable. Good timing adds to your creative energies and increases the intensity that surrounds you. Many people would be hard-pressed to say “no” to you. Tonight: Use your imagination. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH Work with a loved one to get the results you desire. Listen to news with more of an open mind. If you become too set on having your way, you will encounter failure. If you are open to suggestions, you’ll discover even more workable ideas. Tonight: Visit over dinner for two.
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Pet Tails Woman fights to keep son’s therapy chickens By HANNAH SMITH The Indianapolis Star
BROWNSBURG, Ind. — Cats and dogs are well-known therapy animals. But what about chickens? Brownsburg mom Sherri Frushon says her son’s chickens help him with his autism, but she is worried they won’t be able to keep the five hens they have had since May. The town does not allow chickens where the Frushons live unless owners have received approval. Frushon said she didn’t know until recently that consent was needed. And she doesn’t think it should be, because the chickens are therapy animals. Frushon is mounting a social media campaign to help her son Anthony, 10, keep the birds. Feeding, cleaning, training and spending time with the hens has helped Anthony with his anxiety, Frushon told The Indianapolis Star (http://indy. st/1qLKBi8 ). The chickens have helped him like nothing else has, she added. Now she fears they will have to get rid of the birds or go through a lengthy and costly
process to keep them. Frushon said two weeks ago, she called the town office ask whether there were any requirements to keep chickens. Frushon said an employee told her she had to get rid of the chickens in 10 days or pay a $2,500 fine. However, Todd Barker, Brownsburg’s planning director, said the town never ordered Frushon to get rid of the chickens. But now that the town officials know the chickens are there, Barker said Frushon must go through the process of getting the chickens approved — just as anyone else would. She must fill out the appropriate paperwork, pay the required $600 fee, have neighbors give their OK and follow the other steps necessary to obtain a variance to have farm animals. Barker said the town has offered assistance to helping her through the process. “I have to go out with a clipboard and ask my neighbors all around me if they mind me having therapeutic chickens on my property,” she said, adding that no neighbors have ever complained.
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“Mimi” is the faithful companion of Shawn Haskin of Kenai. This picture was taken while recently hiking Hideout Trail off Skilak Loop Rd.
Have a photogenic pet? Send us a picture! Pet photos run on the Pets page every Tuesday. They can be color or black and white and may include people. Limit one photo per household. They may be e-mailed to email@example.com, dropped off at the Kenai office or mailed to the Clarion at P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, 99611. A brief explanation of the photo, the pet’s and owner’s names, owner’s address and phone number must be included. Photos with an address written on the back will be returned. For more information, call 283-7551.
August 05, 2014 edition of the Peninsula Clarion