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AK salmon harvest surpasses 104 million By MOLLY DISCHNER Morris News Service — Alaska Alaska Journal of Commerce

The statewide commercial salmon catch has topped 100 million fish. Through Aug. 5, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, or ADFG, estimated that commercial fishermen had landed 104.7 million salmon, including 40.7 million sockeyes, 54 million pinks, 1.5 million cohos,

8 million chums and 401,000 kings. Sockeye catches have slowed —about 40.1 million sockeyes were caught through July 29 — and the climbing salmon catches are driven largely by pinks. Between July 30 and Aug. 6, commercial fishermen reported landing about 16 million pink salmon, as well as 1 million chums. Prince William Sound fishermen have landed the largest portion of the state’s pinks,

about 35.4 million. Those were caught primarily by seiners, who have also harvested about 347,000 chum, 49,000 sockeye and 12,000 cohos. The total Sound salmon harvest through Aug. 5 was 39.9 million salmon. At Bristol Bay, fishermen have landed about 98,000 pinks, and a total 29.3 million salmon. Kodiak fishermen have harvested about 5.6 million pinks, slightly edging out the region’s

total sockeye catch of 5.3 million fish. The chum catches came largely from Southeast Alaska and the northernmost fisheries. Southeast Alaska fishermen have harvested a total of 18.3 million fish, including 11.8 million pinks, 4.3 million chums and 1 million cohos — the largest coho catch in the state. Those were caught primarily by the summer troll fleet, which landed about 292,000 cohos between July 30 and Aug. 5.

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2nd Binkley roundabout opened

In the news

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Residents in Alaska and Hawaii probably always felt they paid more for their food, and now data from the government proves that’s true. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released data Thursday showing where consumers spend the most money in each of the 50 states from 1997 to 2012. Here are trends from the data as it applies to the nation’s only two states not connected to the mainland: 1) Food is expensive when it has to be shipped. In 2012, Alaska led the nation for percapita spending for groceries. Alaskans spent an average of $3,852 per person. 2) When the weather is good and you live on an island, things are good for thepocketbook. Hawaii residents spent the least of anyone in the nation when it comes to gasoline or energy, at $882 per person. Alaska — considered to be the nation’s coldest state — didn’t crack the top four highest expenditures. 3) It’s expensive to live in Hawaii. The survey says residents of the 50th state spent $10,002 annually on housing and utilities in 2012. 4) Alaskans shell out a lot for health care. The data puts Alaska into third place for highest per capital spending in 2012 for health care, at $8,173, putting the Last Frontier only behind the District of Columbia and Massachusetts for out-of-pocket expenses.

The troll fleet was scheduled to close from Aug. 10-13, although trollers would still be allowed to fish for chums. The entire fishery was set to reopen Aug. 14 for a two-day king retention period. ADFG managers said in an update that they planned to keep areas of high king abundance closed during the openings, as the remaining available harvest was estimated at about 36,051 kings.

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Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion

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Landin Stonecipher yells at Scott Ralston as Ralston beat him around the final turn of a lap Thursday at the Go-Kart Race Track in Soldotna. Thursday was Stonecipher’s birthday and Ralston said the two would have raced regardless of the weather.

Racing for20 Senate 14 District O By DAN BALMER and RASHAH MCCHESNEY Peninsula Clarion

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of stories looking at area candidates for the Alaska Legislature. The battle for Senate District O will be fought by two men with very different visions for the future of Alaska and the district, which includes Nikiski, Soldotna and Seward. Incumbent Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, has been heavily involved in politics for several years, working his way up boards and commissions in Soldotna, to a seat on the Soldotna City Council, to becoming the city’s elected Mayor, then de-

2014 feating a longtime Republican senator for a seat in the state’s Legislature in 2012. Challenger Eric Treider has been less involved in politics. The longtime oilfield worker lists his time as a campaign director in Green Bay, Wisconsin, working for Sen. Edward Kennedy’s 1980 presidential campaign as his only political position, according to his

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campaign bio. Treider, is running for Alaska State Senate as a non-affiliated candidate. Micciche, as a Republican — meaning that Micciche will be on the Aug. 19 primary ballot, but the race between the two will not be decided until the Nov. 4 general election. See O RACE, page A-5

LNG review board has 1st meeting By KAYLEE OSOWSKI Peninsula Clarion

Despite fears that their voices would not be heard, at least one borough mayor returned from the inaugural meeting of the Municipal Advisory Gas Project Review Board with more faith about the input local governments will have in the development process of a proposed gasline project. Discussions at the two-day meeting of the new, governor-created board which seeks to review and understand the potential impacts the Alaska LNG Project LLC could have on local governments, has reassured Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre about the board’s role. “I have a better comfort level,” he said. … “Obviously, we’re going to have to wait and see as things go along and what happens when legislation is actually introduced before the legislature, but at least I

feel like we’ll have an opportunity to provide input into the process and certainly during our meetings of this board.” The board is primarily made up of borough mayors throughout the state. The meeting was Mike Navarre held in Anchorage Tuesday and Wednesday. Presentations were given about the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, oil and gas property tax and global liquefied natural gas markets among other topics. “There was a lot of good information that was put out about global markets, what we’re competing with, the window of opportunity that comes and goes with major gas projects and which other ones are on the horizon around the world that are being considered,” Navarre said. C

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The second in the series of three roundabouts constructed on Binkley Street in Soldotna is now open. The intersection of Redoubt Avenue and Binkley has seen thru-traffic since Wednesday afternoon, said project manager Lee Frey. People began driving through almost immediately, he said. Construction has now begun between the intersections of Corral Avenue and Marydale Avenue. Work is continuing between Shady Lane and Park Street, he said. “We are right where we thought we would be,” Frey said. The only way to access the U.S. Post Office is by entering the parking lot by way of Corral. See TRAFFIC, page A-12

Judge orders NMFS observer program By MOLLY DISCHNER Morris News Service - Alaska Alaska Journal of Commerce

Navarre said the board discussed the studies that must be done when Alaska LNG Project sends its application to FERC, which, according to presentation documents, starts with pre-filing. Alaska LNG plans to do this year, according to documents. Pre-filing includes an environmental impact statement, and resource reports that cover air and noise quality; reliability and safety; cultural resources; fish, wildlife and vegetation and socioeconomic, among other reports. “All of that was really interesting and gave me … complete comfort that the socioeconomic impacts will be considered and evaluated,” he said. “But it’s also important that local governments who will be impacted by it pay attention to what’s written in those studies and weigh in on it with information of their own of what they see as impact so that they can be included.”

A federal judge ordered the National Marine Fisheries Service to prepare a supplemental environmental assessment for the revised marine observer program that was implemented in 2013, although no immediate changes to the program will be made. The Boat Company, a nonprofit that operates marine tours in Southeast, along with fishing opportunity and conservation education, sued federal fisheries managers in U.S. District Court in Anchorage over the revised at-sea observer program in December 2012.The revised observer program was implemented by the National Marine Fisheries Service, or NMFS, in 2013. It was intended to increase the statistical reliability

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What’s behind Hawaii’s twin storms: Luck By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer

WASHINGTON — All sorts of weather factors came together for Hawaii’s twin hurricane threat: stuck currents, an oddball brewing El Nino, slightly warmer water but mostly just bad luck. It’s been nearly 22 years without a hurricane hitting Hawaii, and only three direct landfalls since 1950. Hurricane Iselle was aiming dead-on for the Big Island of the 50th state with another hurricane, Julio, right behind. Julio was more likely to be a glancing blow to Hawaii’s northern islands, hurricane experts said. “You roll the dice enough times you get something like this,” said Jeff Masters, a former hurricane hunter scientist who is now meteorology director of the private Weather Underground. The good news is that the hurricanes are coming from the east where storms are weaker and the water cooler, said former National Hurricane Center Director Max Mayfield. Storms coming from the warmer south are more damaging, he said. But two in a row isn’t that weird, Mayfield said: “The steering currents haven’t changed and the Central Pacific is active this year.” When conditions are ripe for a hurricane to brew, sometimes another forms in the same area a few days later. The second storm is often guided on the same path as the first, Mayfield and Masters said. It’s happened in Florida and North Carolina before. Julio is the 10th named storm for the eastern Pacific basin, where both storms were born. That usually doesn’t happen until early September, Mayfield said. But the eastern Pacific was forecast to be busy this year. The Atlantic and eastern Pacific storm basins are generally mirror images; this year is forecast to be quiet in the Atlantic. One major factor this year: a sluggish El Nino. The weather event that starts with a warming of the central Pacific has been long forecast. But while some water has warmed, the El Nino hasn’t quite formed as expected. The Pacific has more storms during an El Nino and the Atlantic has less. Masters said an almost El Nino probably has some effect but maybe not as much as a full one.

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Thursday Stocks Company Final Change Agrium Inc............... 90.43 -1.68 Alaska Air Group...... 42.76 -0.18 ACS...........................1.74 -0.04 Apache Corp........... 98.57 -1.38 AT&T........................ 34.21 -0.41 Baker Hughes...........67.59 -0.58 BP ............................47.36 -0.49 Chevron.................. 125.65 -0.08 ConocoPhillips......... 79.59 -1.02 ExxonMobil.............. 98.27 -0.71 1st Natl. Bank AK...1,732.00 -3.00 GCI...........................11.02 0 Halliburton................67.37 -0.59 Harley-Davidson...... 60.63 -1.07 Home Depot............ 80.47 -0.05 McDonald’s.............. 93.31 -0.16 Safeway................... 34.55 -0.01 Schlumberger.......... 107.01 -0.56 Tesoro...................... 62.73 +0.86 Walmart................... 73.95 -0.25 Wells Fargo.............. 49.70 -0.36 Gold closed............ 1,311.21 +5.36 C

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Silver closed............ 19.96 -0.08 Dow Jones avg..... 16,368.27 -75.07 NASDAQ................4,334.97 -20.08 S&P 500................1,909.57 -10.67 Stock prices provided by the Kenai Peninsula Edward Jones offices.

Oil Prices Wednesday’s prices North Slope crude: $102.79, down from $103.27 on Tuesday West Texas Int.: $96.92, down from $97.38 on Tuesday

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Around the Peninsula Spaghetti fundraiser for fire victim Valerie Campbell’s home in North Kenai/Nikiski burnt to the ground on July 23. She did not have insurance. She lost 100 percent of her home and her belongings. She lost her two Chihuahua’s and what wasn’t burned thieves came and stole the next day. Please help Valerie by coming to the Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser Friday, Aug. 9 at the American Legion Post 20 located on Main Street in Old Kenai. Lunch is from noon-2 p.m. and dinner is from 4-7 p.m. Suggested donations are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Please call 690-4150 or 395-7899 for more information.

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Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (Cook Inlet RCAC) will hold its Council meeting at the Kodiak Best West- Soil and Water conservation district ern Hotel (236 W. Rezanof Drive) in Kodiak beginning at 9 a.m. hosts Happy Valley workshop on Sept. 12. The public is welcome to attend. For more inforKenai Soil & Water Conservation District will host a workmation or an agenda, please call 1-800-652-7222 or 907-2837222. Board materials will be available online just prior to the shop covering all aspects of using the Truax No-Till Seed Planter, on Monday, Aug. 11, 2-5 pm, at Presley Farm in Happy Valmeeting. ley. This workshop is required for anyone who wishes to rent no-till planter, which is an ideal implement for re-seeding Nikiski Community Council meeting scheduled the and refurbishing hayfields. Cost to attend is $25/person. Please The Nikiski Community Council will hold its next meeting call Heidi at 283-8732 x5 to register and get directions. For on Mon, Aug 11th at 7:00 p.m. at the former Nikiski Senior more information on the District’s rental equipment, see www. Center on Island Lake Road. This meeting is open to the public kenaisoilandwater.org. & community members are encouraged to attend. An update on the North Road Extension plan will be presented. W.A.K. coming up

Kenai Senior Center to host annual Old Timers Luncheon

Ninilchik Emergency Services (a non-profit) will have a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for their new EMS buildThe Annual Old timers Luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, ing on Sat. Aug. 9 from noon-4 pm. located on Kingsly Road across from the Post Office. Contact Steve Vanek at 567-3470. August 21 at the Kenai Senior Center. A full course turkey dinner will be served by “the kids”, entertainment and lots of time for visiting with old friends. More information by calling the Youth Bowling Registration Set Kenai Senior Center 283-4156 or Joanna at 283-7756. The Peninsula Strikers Youth Bowling League registration sign-up is set for Saturday Aug. 23 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sterling Seniors host Barbecue and Pie Auction Alaskalanes Bowling Center in Kenai. Bowling will begin in The Sterling Senior Center will hold its Annual BBQ and September. This is a great winter activity for area youth between Pie Auction on Sunday, August 17 at 5 pm. Dinner will include the ages of 6 to 21 years of age. Our youth bowling program not only offers instruction and BBQ brisket, ribs, baked beans, macaroni salad, potato salad and competition, but also an opportunity to earn scholarship funds more. The cost is $20 for adults/$10 for children. Dinner will be in a family-friendly atmosphere. For more information call followed by the pie auction. The winners of the Salmon Classic Dwight Kramer at 283-1054 or Victoria Askins at 283-1308 or and the quilt raffle will be announced at the event. Reservations are requested. Call 262-6808 for further information. cell 398-1308.

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Soldotna High School Volleyball tryouts

Fountain of Youth Pursuit run scheduled

Soldotna High School Volleyball begins the 2014 season in the SoHi gym with tryouts on August 11. Freshmen and Sophomores go from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Juniors and Seniors go from 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. throughout the week. Sports physicals are required before athletes can try out. Please bring running shoes and knee pads.

Tsalteshi Trails Association will hold a Fountain of Youth Pursuit 5-kilometer, age- and gender-graded race at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, starting and ending at the trailhead behind Skyview. Runners get a head start depending on their age and gender to even the field, so everybody has a chance to win. Runners must register in advance to get their head start time. Any-

Peninsula Clarion death notice and obituary guidelines:

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The Peninsula Clarion strives to report the deaths of all current and former Peninsula residents. Notices should be received within three months of the death. Pending service/Death notices are brief notices listing full name, age, date and place of death; and time, date and place of service. These are published at no charge. Obituaries are prepared by families, funeral homes, crematoriums, and are edited by our staff according to newspaper guidelines. The fee for obituaries up to 500 words with one black and white photo ranges from $50 to $100. Obituaries outside these guidelines are handled by the Clarion advertising department. Funeral homes and crematoriums routinely submit completed obituaries to the newspaper. Obituaries may also be submitted directly to the Clarion with prepayment, online at www.peninsulaclarion.com, or by mail to: Peninsula Clarion, P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, Alaska, 99611. The deadline for Tuesday – Friday editions is 2 p.m. the previous day. Submissions for Sunday and Monday editions must be received by 3 p.m. Friday. We do not process obituaries on Saturdays or Sundays unless submitted by funeral homes or crematoriums. Obituaries are placed on a space-available basis, prioritized by dates of local services. For more information, call the Clarion at 907-283-7551.

one entering the day of the race will start in the last wave.

Today 8 a.m. • Alcoholics Anonymous As Bill Sees It Group, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway Unit 71 (Old Carrs Mall). Call 398-9440. 9:45 a.m. • TOPS #AK 196 meets at The Grace Lutheran Church, in Soldotna. Call Dorothy at 2621303. Noon • Alcoholics Anonymous recovery group at 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Suite 71 in the old Carrs Mall in Kenai. Call 2621917. 12:30 p.m. • Well Elders Live Longer exercise (W.E.L.L.) will meet at the

Nikiski Senior Center. Call instructor Mary Olson at 907-7763745. 8 p.m. • Narcotics Anonymous Support Group “It Works” at URS Club, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Unit 71, Kenai. • AA 12 by 12 at the United Methodist Church, 607 Frontage Road, Kenai. • Twin City Al-Anon Family group, United Methodist Church, 607 Frontage Road in Kenai. Call 907-953-4655. Saturday 8 a.m.

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The W.A.K. (welcoming all kids) leadership committee at Kenai Middle School will host the annual W.A.K. Orientation for all incoming 6th grade and new to KMS seventh and eighth grade students on Aug. 14 from 8:30 a.m. until noon. 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 served. Go Kossacks!

KMS orientation scheduled Kenai Middle School will hold registration for the 2014-15 school year this Friday, Aug. 8 from noon until 6 p.m. Students new to KMS but transferring from within district will need a parent or guardian to be prepared with the following information: complete mailing address and physical address, parents/ guardians full names, parents/guardians places of employment, parents/guardians email address, parents/guardians phone numbers, including work phone numbers, those students not residing with their legal parent/guardian must provide a notarized letter stating who their legal guardian is and with whom the student will reside. 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 will be welcome to stop by the school from noon until 3 p.m. on Aug. 14 to pick up your schedule and decorate your lockers.

• Alcoholics Anonymous As Bill Sees It Group, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway Unit 71 (Old Carrs Mall). Call 398-9440. 9 a.m. • Al-Anon book study, Central Peninsula Hospital’s Augustine Room, Soldotna. Call 907-9534655. 10 a.m. • Narcotics Anonymous PJ Meeting, URS Club, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Unit 71, Kenai. 7 p.m. • Narcotics Anonymous support group “Dopeless Hope Fiends,” URS Club, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Unit 71, Kenai. 8 p.m.

• AA North Roaders Group at North Star Methodist Church, Mile 25.5 Kenai Spur Highway. Call 242-9477. The Community Calendar lists recurring events and meetings of local organizations. To have your event listed, email organization name, day or days of meeting, time of meeting, place, and a contact phone number to news@peninsulaclarion.com.


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Veterans’ cemetery site gives hope to service members The state’s long hunt for a veterans’

cemetery in the Interior appears to be over. Late last week, the Alaska Department of Military and Veterans’ Affairs announced in a press release that it has purchased more than 300 acres of land for the cemetery in the Fox area off Goldstream Road. This is welcome news for local veterans, who previously had no local options for being buried with military honors among their fellow service members. The road to the cemetery’s establishment has been a bumpy one. Early plans to locate the facility on Fort Wainwright land near the existing Birch Hill cemetery ran into complications when the site was shown to be contaminated by fuel storage tanks nearby. In 2011, the state thought it had found a suitable site off Goldmine Trail, also in the Fox area, but residents in the area voiced concern about whether the black-spruce forests at the proposed site could support cemetery construction. Indeed, further study showed considerable permafrost in the area, and the plan was shelved while state VA officials went looking for an alternate location. The new site, on land purchased from Interior resident John Reeves, looks more promising. The site is eight times as large as the previous location, and is on a south-facing hillside less likely to be underlain with permafrost. The issue of a veterans’ cemetery for the Interior has been closely followed by those who have retired from active duty to live in the Fairbanks and North Pole area — and there are many. According to state figures, more than 11,000 borough residents have performed military service, making it the second densest population of veterans in the state and one of the most concentrated areas in the country. State VA officials estimate that an average of 112 local veterans will die per year during the next decade, for a total of 1125 former service members by 2025. Without a local veterans’ cemetery, their next-best option would be 350 miles to the south at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson near Anchorage or 750 miles to the southeast in Sitka. Having an option for burial close to home, where friends and loved ones can visit without a lengthy trip, will be a great service. The journey from idea to reality for the Interior veterans’ cemetery has been circuitous and at times difficult for those invested in the project — but ultimately, it appears to have been fruitful. Perhaps that’s fitting, as many local veterans would likely say the same of their service in the military.

Letters to the Editor

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Fun fishing versus tradition

Summer reading wrapping up

The Cook Inlet Caucus, Kenai River Fishing Inc., Kenai River Sportfishing Association, Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance, what’s the difference? Bob Penney, Bob Penney, Bob Penney, Clark Penney. I got it! So it is sport and fun and the Kenai Classic versus culture, tradition, and heritage. When bait is used for silvers during the Kenai Classic, king salmon will be caught and killed. One more quick point since it is an election year. Mayor Navarre recently vetoed the bed tax. The borough subsidies the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council to the tune of $300,000 a year. As a commercial fishermen, and perhaps some others might risk agreeing with me, I say, “Gimme some of that!” Seward and Homer are always top ports for halibut and black cod deliveries. The salmon fishery, in spite of the dipnetting, employees thousands and supports many local family businesses, I’m just saying Mr. Mayor.

The Soldotna Public Library is wrapping up our 2014 Summer Reading Program. We had an unprecedented number of participants this year and would like to thank all of our community sponsors and presenters including: the Alaska Sea Life Center, Alaska State Food Bank, Beary Cool Yogurt, Central Emergency Services, Challenger Learning Center, Fred Meyer Bakery, Ionia, Judy Fisher, Kaladi Brothers, Kenai Alaska Legal Services Corporation, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Kenai Peninsula Orchestra and Quintet, Kenai River Rotary, Kenai Totem Tracers Genealogical Society, Kenai Watershed Forum, Ken Tarbox, Odie’s Deli, River City Books, Susan Nabholz, and the US Forestry Service. Also a big thank you to the Soldotna Library Friends and all of our other volunteers as well as everyone who participated in our summer reading clubs!

John McCombs Ninilchik

Thank you! The Soldotna Public Library Staff

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Hamas emerges weakened from Gaza war By KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH Associated Press

AP News Extra an already-devastated territory. In the past month of Israel-Hamas fighting — the third major round of such hostilities in five years — nearly 1,900 Palestinians have been killed, more than 9,000 wounded and thousands of homes destroyed. The massive destruction in Gaza City’s neighborhood of Shijaiyah, close to the border with Israel, illustrated the extent of Hamas’ military setbacks and the fickle public mood it faces. Entire city blocks have been laid to waste in Shijaiyah in one of the fiercest battles of the war that pitted hundreds of Hamas gunmen against Israeli troops after the start of the Israeli ground operation July 17. At least five of more than 30 cross-border military tunnels destroyed by Israel GARRY TRUDEAU during the war had originated in Shijaiyah, and Hamas fought hard to protect the strategic assets, said Israeli military spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner. Shijaiyah resident Abdel Karim al-Ajla, 55, sat outside his destroyed two-story home with friends and relatives Wednesday, the second day of a temporary cease-fire that helped launch the indirect Israel-Hamas talks on Gaza’s future. “We paid a heavy price,” said the English teacher. At the least, he said, “we hope now to open the borders.” However, Hamas can only meet such expectations by Gaza’s people if it agrees to hand over some power to its long-time rival, Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Hamas had seized

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Hamas has entered Egyptian-brokered talks with Israel on a new border regime for blockaded Gaza from a point of military weakness: it lost hundreds of fighters, two-thirds of its 10,000 rockets and all of its attack tunnels, worth $100 million, Israel says. The Gaza war has boosted the Islamic militant group’s popularity among Palestinians because it confronted Israel. But the mood can quickly turn if Hamas fails to deliver achievements for Gaza in the Cairo talks, most urFairbanks Daily News-Miner, gently the opening the territory’s borders. If the Cairo talks fail, Hamas will have Aug. 2 only limited options, since resuming rocket fire would probably bring more ruination on

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Gaza from Abbas in 2007, prompting Israel and Egypt to impose tight border restrictions. In any new deal negotiated in Cairo, Israel and Egypt would only agree to open the borders if forces loyal to Abbas take up positions at the Gaza crossings. For years, Hamas had managed to survive the closure with the help of smuggling tunnels under the Egypt-Gaza border. The tunnels were tolerated by Egypt as a way of easing the plight of Gazans without formally opening the frontier. But with the ouster of a Hamas-friendly government in Cairo last year, Hamas’ prospects worsened dramatically. The Egyptian military, considering Hamas a security threat, destroyed the tunnels and deprived Hamas of key revenues from tunnel taxation. The ensuing financial crisis drove Hamas to a lopsided power-sharing agreement with Abbas in April. Abbas took charge of a unity government of technocrats in both the West Bank and Gaza. Hamas stayed in the background, but won one major concession: continued control over its security forces in Gaza. In the Cairo talks, Hamas could only win a seat at the table by agreeing to join a Palestinian delegation led by an Abbas confidant, a reflection of Egypt’s tough stance toward the group. The delegation has so far presented joint demands — a lifting of the closure and an international pledging conference for Gaza reconstruction — but Egypt has made it clear it considers the Abbas camp to be the legitimate voice of the Palestinians. Israel’s top demand in the Cairo talks is that Hamas be disarmed or at least be prevented from re-arming. Israel has said it is willing, in principle, to ease Gaza border restrictions — but only with safeguards that prevent weapons or goods with possible military uses, such as cement for building tunnels and bunkers, from reaching Hamas. Hamas has said it will not surrender its weapons under any circumstances. It has signaled some flexibility in letting Abbas take a lead on Gaza reconstruction but has also said it wants to retain a say. Palestinian pollster Khalil Shikaki said the Gaza war appears to have boosted Hamas’ popularity, but that this might be short-lived if Hamas is seen as impeding reconstruction. If Abbas leads the process effectively, he will get a lot of credit, Shikaki said. “Obviously, if Abbas makes unreasonable demands, such as disarming Hamas, then the public will side with Hamas,” he said.

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Alaska Begich won’t take position on referendum BECKY BOHRER Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich said he will not take a public position on the upcoming oil tax referendum. At least one of Begich’s Republican rivals, Dan Sullivan, has called on Begich to make his position known. Sullivan was Alaska’s natural resources commissioner when lawmakers approved the tax system that is currently in place and is now the subject of the repeal effort. Alaska’s senior U.S. senator, Republican Lisa Murkowski, has said she will vote against

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Treider said he hopes as a non-affiliated candidate, he can bridge the gap between the Democratic and Republican parties. Treider first moved to Alaska in 1985. Oil prices in the mid80’s crashed to historic lows and his company, Schlumberger, sent him to work in California. He returned to Alaska in 1989 and has been here since. He graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash. and earned a bachelor’s degree in social welfare. Currently, Treider spends his time volunteering in Kairos Prison Ministries at Wildwood Correctional Center. He also plays the guitar in a praise band at his church at Soldotna United Methodist Church. He said he decided to run for the Senate because he is concerned with how money drives politics while many service organizations don’t receive much needed financial support. “My opponent Micciche is a fine man and gets things done,” he said. “But he is confused about who he is working for. I’m afraid with that leadership over the long haul we will become a polluted, bankrupt corporate colony.” Treider said the qualifications of a senator require somebody who cares and is willing to get involved in all aspects of people’s problems. He said his run for Senate is an expression of his faith and to stand up for people being ignored. Micciche, a commercial

the repeal. Begich has waded into statelevel politics before. Earlier this year, he chastised Alaska lawmakers for considering a proposed constitutional amendment that would have allowed for public money to go to private or religious schools. “That’s a big deal. When you start messing with the state constitution and changing the way public education is funded, you betcha I’m going to give my two bits,” he said in an interview Wednesday evening. He said education is also an issue he’s worked on. Begich got some blowback from lawmakers telling him to

stay out of the workings of state government. In this case, he said thousands of Alaskans worked to get the referendum on the Aug. 19 ballot. While he has a personal opinion, he said he wants to respect the process of voterinitiated measures qualifying for the ballot. In the referendum, voters will decide whether to keep the oil tax cut approved by lawmakers in 2013 or to repeal it, replacing it with the tax system that immediately preceded it. Supporters of the current tax structure, championed as a way to boost oil production, say it is already working, leading to

plans for billions of dollars in additional investment. But critics call it a giveaway to the oil industry. Voting “yes” on the referendum signifies support for the repeal. Many state Democratic lawmakers support the repeal. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Byron Mallott also supports repeal. But it’s not an issue that cuts strictly along party lines. Begich said he gets support from voters who fall on both sides of the issue. He said whatever happens, he said he thinks the oil and gas industry needs some certainty

drift gillnet fisherman and superintendent of the ConocoPhillips Liquefied Natural Gas Production Facility in Nikiski, has lived on the Central Kenai Peninsula since 1982. He and his wife Erin have four daughters ranging in ages from 19 years to 5 weeks old. The two spend a lot of time volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club, the Soldotna Teen Center which Micciche helped build, the Leeshore Center and several other causes Micciche said the family sees as “imperative to our community’s success.” “Our most important attribute is that we are regular Alaskans that understand the struggles and needs of regular Alaskan families,” he wrote in an email. Micciche, as a freshman senator, chaired or vice-chaired five committees and served as a member on eight more. During that time, he weighed in on several of the state’s energy issues, including oil tax improvements, gas line developments and energy costs. Micciche he has said repeatedly that his experience in the industry helps him to give the perspective of someone who isn’t a career politician. “My work experience certainly helps in creating effective state policy in the areas of business, commercial fishing and oil and gas,” he wrote in an email to the Clarion. “My practical and technical LNG

experience is recognized globally. However my work and life experience is only effective when combined with my conservative philosophy and a personal requirement to always first consider the needs of the larger community.” Micciche, a sponsor of Senate Bill 21, which passed but is up for a repeal vote in primary election. Treider has a different vision for Alaska, one that is not driven with oil production. “(In the Cook Inlet) we are sitting on top of the second most tidal power in the world,” he said. “There is no reason why we can’t develop (renewable energy) industries around exploiting that resource. It will be around forever, unlike oil and gas.” Treider said the potential for wind turbine renewable energy is something that could be more explored and be a major job producer, one of the biggest driving rhetoric from proponents of SB 21. A wind farm in Colorado (Vesta Wind Systems) recently hired 800 workers after receiving orders for 370 turbines earlier this month. Treider said tidal turbines in the Cook Inlet and wind turbines on the northern peninsula bluff could generate a vast amount of power. He quoted a former Alaskan Governor Wally Hickel who said, “Cheap electricity is more than turning on a light. It is turning on an opportunity.”

With SB21, Treider said oil companies benefited from tax breaks. Meanwhile one of the largest problems on the Kenai Peninsula, drug addiction, is vastly underfunded, he said. “The social costs of addiction are heartbreaking,” he said. “We need to do everything we can to give people their lives back.” Micciche said the state needed to tackle its social issues during the next Legislative session. “As a primary social issue, we must also face our higherthan-acceptable negative demographics associated with suicide, drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault and accidental death,” he wrote. Whether SB21 can solve the all of the problems with Alaska’s Clear and Equitable Share, or ACES, tax structure is a question that is tough to answer succinctly, Micciche wrote. Though, he said he believed that it is a dramatic improvement over ACES. “Folks are tired of disingenuous sound bites and are confused by the issue,” he wrote. Micciche said SB21 solves several “primary issues” with ACES and that it makes Alaska oil resource development competitive, without cutting the state’s revenue significantly. “It eliminates expensive, boutique and poorly-considered tax credits (costs to Alaskans) that had nothing to do with

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Eielson candidate to host F-35 squadrons FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The Air Force’s next generation fighter aircraft could be calling Alaska home, members of the state’s congressional delegation said Thursday. Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks is the leading candidate to be home to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter plane, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. Alaska’s two U.S. senators, Democrat Mark Begich and Republican Lisa Murkowski, announced Thursday that Eielson is the preferred candidate. Eielson had previously been on a short list of five Pacific bases to house two squadrons. If selected, Eielson would be home to two squadrons of 24 planes each. A study from the Fairbanks Economic Development Corp. said putting two squadrons at Eielson would create about 3,000 Department of Defense jobs in the Fairbanks area. The study also estimated that would bring in an additional $379 million in annual payroll to the area. If selected, it would be a second round of good news for the Fairbanks base. In June, the Air Force canceled an environmental review of moving F-16 fighter jets from Eielson to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, another sign that squadron will remain in Interior Alaska.

producing oil, such as paving runways and fancy crew’s quarters,” Micciche wrote. “SB21 rewards the production of new oil with well-suited tax incentives. ACES attracted companies to the state that focused on earning lucrative tax credits instead of producing actual oil.” Oil production is ultimately the point in the process that benefits Alaskans and sustains the Permanent Fund Dividend, Micciche said. Treider said as a member of Anchorage Faith and Action Community Together, they strive to hold elected officials accountable for their actions. He is interested in starting a similar organization on the Kenai Peninsula. He was also an active member of the Occupy Kenai and Soldotna group. Treider said he is not a professional politician and he knows the odds are stacked against him. He restricting his campaign donations to individuals and limiting them to $100 a piece, he said. “We need to make a course correction to put people before corporate profits,” Treider said. “I have the motivation to make our economy and society work for everybody, not just the privileged.” Micciche said the 29th Leg-

islature would have to draw a line between essential and nonessential services. “We spend too much using any generally-accepted economic indicator as a metric,” he wrote. “Even though we expect to reverse the decline of oil production, our current level of spending will compromise our ability to survive as a state while continuing to deliver essential services in the future.” Micciche said he believed he was elected because of his record of being fiscally conservative and saving money for the future. Ultimately, both said the job of serving Senate District O should be given to someone who cared about Alaskans and had the best interests of the state at heart. “The job is not for the lighthearted and shouldn’t be for those looking for individual recognition,” Micciche wrote. “This job is a team sport requiring an unquenchable commitment to the community; an absolute dedication toward a better life for all Alaskans willing to work for it, a temporary lift for those down on their luck and support for those simply physically or psychologically unable to provide for themselves.”


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Around the World Islamic State militants seize Iraq’s largest dam near Mosul, Kurdish troops withdraw BAGHDAD — Militants from the Islamic State group seized Iraq’s largest hydroelectric dam on Thursday, giving them control of enormous power and water resources and leverage over the Tigris River that runs through the heart of Baghdad. The fighting has trapped tens of thousands of members of religious minorities on a mountaintop, and the Obama administration was weighing possible airstrikes or airdrops of food and medicine to help them, according to U.S. defense officials and others familiar with the administration’s thinking. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter. Thursday’s dam seizure was the latest in a string of victories by the Sunni radical group as it expands its hold in northern Iraq, driving back Kurdish forces, sending minority communities fleeing and unleashing bombings that have killed more than 90 people in the capital over the past two days. After a week of attempts, the radical Islamist gunmen successfully stormed the Mosul Dam Thursday and forced Kurdish forces to withdraw from the area, residents living near the dam told The Associated Press. They spoke on condition of anonymity due to safety concerns.

Russia retaliates over Ukraine sanctions, banning imported food products from West MOSCOW — Russia retaliated Thursday for sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine by banning most food imports from the West, dealing a blow to Europe that also takes aim at hurting the U.S., Canada and Australia. In choosing to make an economic move, President Vladimir Putin signaled he isn’t ready at this point to send troops into Ukraine. He also showed he’s willing to inflict significant pain on his own people to make a point. The U.S. and the European Union have accused Russia, which annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in March, of supplying arms and expertise to a pro-Moscow insurgency in eastern Ukraine, and have responded by slapping sanctions on Russian individuals and companies. Tensions rose further last month when a Malaysian jetliner was shot down over rebelheld territory, killing all 298 people aboard, and the West accused Russia of most likely providing the militants with the missiles that may have been used to bring the plane down. Moscow denies supporting the rebels and accuses the West of blocking attempts at a political settlement by encouraging Kiev to use its military to crush the insurgency. The ban, announced by a somber Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at a televised Cabinet meeting, covers all imports of meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, milk and milk products from the U.S. and Canada; all 28 EU countries, plus Norway; and Australia. It will last for one year.

Africans face long wait for Ebola drug; Liberia deploys troops to protect capital MONROVIA, Liberia — Africans seeking a drug to help contain the Ebola virus will have to wait months before a potentially life-saving experimental treatment used on two infected Americans is produced even in small amounts, officials said. And there are no guarantees that the medication known as ZMapp would help curb the spread of the dreaded disease, which starts with a fever and body aches and sometimes progresses to serious bleeding. Supplies of the drug are limited. It has never been tested for safety or effectiveness in humans. The health minister of Nigeria, one of the four countries where Ebola has broken out, told a news conference in his country that he had asked the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about access to the drug. A CDC spokesman said Wednesday “there are virtually no doses available.” — The Associated Press

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Nation Kerry hopes leaders end dispute By MATTHEW LEE AP Diplomatic Writer

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Obama administration on Thursday stepped up efforts to press Afghanistan’s two feuding presidential candidates to end their dispute over June elections, accept the results of an ongoing audit of all ballots and form a national unity government by early September. On an unannounced visit to Kabul, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made personal appeals to both candidates — former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah and former Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai — to understand the urgency of finding a resolution before the upcoming NATO summit in Wales on September 4, according to officials traveling with Kerry. At that summit, NATO leaders are hoping to make decisions about their nations’ roles in Afghanistan after the end of the year, when most combat troops will be withdrawn. Officials with Kerry said the summit would be an opportu-

‘On Ramadan, tempers go up.’ — Ghani Ahmadzai nity for the eventual election winner to present himself to the alliance and introduce his new cabinet, which, under a formula brokered by Kerry on his last visit to Kabul in June, would include the election loser appointing a new “chief executive officer” who would serve under the president. Once created, the Afghan government would convene a loya jirga, or nationwide assembly, to formalize the chief executive post as a prime minister, the plan envisions. Kerry’s visit comes as the election results are being audited in a process that he brokered last month but that had halted to mark the end the of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in late July. The audit resumed earlier this week with representatives of both candidates participating but still at odds over charges of widespread election fraud

in the June 14 runoff. Preliminary results of the poll showed Ghani Ahmadzai well ahead of Abdullah, but both sides alleged fraud. Kerry, who will see current President Hamid Karzai on Friday before he leaves Afghanistan for an Asian security conference in Myanmar, met separately with Ghani Ahmadzai and Abdullah at the heavily fortified U.S. Embassy compound in Kabul. No details of the discussions were immediately available beyond the small talk the officials made while reporters and photographers were present. He will meet with the candidates again on Friday. “On Ramadan, tempers go up,” Ghani Ahmadzai said when Kerry asked him how his holiday was. “Oh, I know,” Kerry replied. Abdullah noted that Kerry has been “very busy” dealing with multiple crises around the world. Kerry’s arrival in Kabul followed Tuesday’s killing of U.S. Maj. Gen. Harold Greene by an Afghan soldier at the national

defense university, an incident that underscored the tensions that persist as the U.S. combat role winds down. The political uncertainty that Kerry is trying to address is another complicating factor in the transition. Since his last visit, Kerry has stressed the urgency of accelerating the audit and implementing the framework agreement and has reminded the candidates that Afghans and the country’s international partners need clarity from the process and confidence that they and their supporters will be able to work together to implement reforms no matter who wins. Both candidates have pledged to sign a bilateral security agreement with the U.S. that would give legal protections to residual American forces, but Washington would like the pact in place as soon as possible. On Wednesday, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the murder of the general would not affect “our decision or resolve to continue moving forward on an enduring presence post-2014.”

A tick can make you allergic to red meat By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer

A bug can turn you into a vegetarian, or at least make you swear off red meat. Doctors across the nation are seeing a surge of sudden meat allergies in people bitten by a certain kind of tick. This bizarre problem was only discovered a few years ago but is growing as the ticks spread from the Southwest and the East to more parts of the United States. In some cases, eating a burger or a steak has landed people in the hospital with severe allergic reactions. Few patients seem aware of the risk, and even doctors are slow to recognize it. As one allergist who has seen 200 cases on New York’s Long Island said, “Why would someone think they’re allergic to meat when they’ve been eating it their whole life?”

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The culprit is the Lone Star tick, named for Texas, a state famous for meaty barbecues. The tick is now found throughout the South and the eastern half of the United States. Researchers think some other types of ticks also might cause meat allergies; cases have been reported in Australia, France, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Japan and Korea. Here’s how it happens: The bugs harbor a sugar that humans don’t have, called alpha-gal. The sugar is also is found in red meat — beef, pork, venison, rabbit — and even some dairy products. It’s usually fine when people encounter it through food that gets digested. But a tick bite triggers an immune system response, and in that high-alert state, the body perceives the sugar the tick transmitted to the victim’s bloodstream and skin as a foreign substance, and makes anti-

bodies to it. That sets the stage for an allergic reaction the next time the person eats red meat and encounters the sugar. It happened last summer to Louise Danzig, a 63-year-old retired nurse from Montauk on eastern Long Island. Hours after eating a burger, “I woke up with very swollen hands that were on fire with itching,” she said. As she headed downstairs, “I could feel my lips and tongue were getting swollen,” and by the time she made a phone call for help, “I was losing my ability to speak and my airway was closing.” She had had recent tick bites, and a blood test confirmed the meat allergy. “I’ll never have another ham-

burger, I’m sure,” Danzig said. “I definitely do not want to have that happen to me again.” In Mount Juliet near Nashville, Tennessee, 71-year-old Georgette Simmons went to a steakhouse on June 1 for a friend’s birthday and had a steak. “About 4:30 in the morning I woke up and my body was on fire. I was itching all over and I broke out in hives. Nothing like that had ever happened to me before,” she said. A few weeks later, for a brother’s birthday, she ordered another steak. Hours later she woke “almost hysterical” with a constricted throat in addition to hives and a burning sensation. She, too, recalled tick bites.

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US weighs airstrikes and humanitarian aid in Iraq By JULIE PACE and ROBERT BURNS Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The White House is considering dropping humanitarian supplies by air to thousands of religious minorities in Iraq who are under siege from Islamic militants, possibly in combination with U.S. airstrikes, according to defense officials and others familiar with the administration’s thinking. The administration is also weighing military options, to include airstrikes, in the event that U.S. military trainers stationed in that part of the country are threatened by the Islamic State group, whose fighters who have made gains toward the Kurdish capital city of Irbil, two senior defense officials said. The U.S. has a diplomatic consulate in Irbil as well as a military operations center that was set up there recently to advise and assist the Iraqi military in that region. President Barack Obama met with his national security team Thursday to discuss the crisis as the Islamic State group made

further gains. Airstrikes in particular would mark a significant shift in the U.S. strategy in Iraq, where the military fully withdrew in late 2011 after nearly a decade of war. Officials said Obama could announce a decision as early as Thursday. The people familiar with the administration’s thinking insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter by name. In recent days, the Islamic State militants have swept through villages in the north that are home to religious minorities including Christians and the Yazidis, who follow an ancient religion with ties to Zoroastrianism. Furthering their gains, the extremists seized Iraq’s largest dam Thursday, placing them in control of enormous power and water resources and access to the river that runs through the heart of Baghdad. While the White House did not publicly outline the range of options under consideration, officials said the U.S. strongly condemns the extremists’ assault on minorities. “The situation is nearing

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Protesters ask for help for Yazidi people who are stranded by violence in northern Iraq, Thursday, across from the White House in Washington.

a humanitarian catastrophe,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. “We are gravely concerned for their health and safety.” Earnest singled out the plight of the Yazidis. Thousands fled their homes after the Islamic State group issued an ultimatum to convert to Islam, pay a religious fine, flee their homes or face death. Many of the Yazidis now are trapped on a mountain

without food or water. Obama used the threat of an imminent humanitarian crisis as a rationale for limited U.S. military action in Libya in 2010, as forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi threatened a massacre in Benghazi. The U.S. and NATO partners launched a bombing campaign over Libya, with Obama moving forward without congressional approval. If the president were to ap-

prove imminent airstrikes in Iraq, it’s all but certain that he would proceed without formal congressional approval. Lawmakers left town last week for a five-week recess, and there was no sign Thursday that Congress was being called back. Some Republicans have expressly called for the president to take action and said he doesn’t need the approval of lawmakers. If Obama were to approve humanitarian assistance to the Yazidis and others, it could be delivered via airdrops by the U.S. military. Airstrikes could be used to provide cover allowing the airdrops to be made safely. The military could also advise and assist the Iraqi air force on where and how to deliver humanitarian relief supplies. Iraq has been under siege for months by the al-Qaida-breakaway group seeking to create an Islamic state in territory it controls in Iraq and Syria and imposing its harsh interpretation of Islamic law. Iraqi government forces, Kurds and allied Sunni tribal militiamen have been struggling to dislodge the

Islamic State militants and its Sunni allies with little apparent success The Iraqi government has sought military assistance from the U.S., but Obama has resisted. He has cast any military action as contingent on Iraq reforming its political system to be more inclusive, a step the U.S. hopes would lessen the country’s sectarian tension. However, Obama has warned that even if the U.S. were to re-engage militarily in Iraq, it would be in a limited fashion and would not involve putting U.S. combat troops on the ground. His spokesman reiterated those assurances again on Thursday. “There are no American military solutions to the problems in Iraq,” Earnest said. Obama did dispatch more than 800 U.S. forces to Iraq this year following the Islamic State’s gains. More than half are providing security for the embassy and U.S. personnel. American service members also are involved in improving U.S. intelligence, providing security cooperation and conducting assessments of Iraqi capabilities.

Montana Senator John Walsh leaves race amid plagiarism probe By LISA BAUMANN and MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press

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HELENA, Mont. — Montana U.S. Sen. John Walsh dropped his election campaign Thursday amid allegations he plagiarized large portions of a 2007 research project, leaving fellow Democrats to scramble for a replacement with the election less than three months away. Nationally, the development only improves the odds for Republicans, who need a net gain of six seats in November to take Senate control. Even before Walsh’s exit, strategists in both parties considered his Senate race against U.S. Rep. Steve Daines an opportunity to tip one more seat in Republicans’ favor. The Montana Democratic Party must hold a nominating

convention before Aug. 20 to choose a replacement candidate. Notably absent from any list of candidates will be former Gov. Brian Schweitzer, whose name had circulated as a promising potential contender even before Walsh’s announcement. The two-term Democratic governor shot down the possibility in social media postings Thursday. He later confirmed that he would not run in a message to The Association Press. Schweitzer also declined a chance to run earlier this year, when he said he wasn’t interested in the seat that opened when six-term Sen. Max Baucus was named U.S. Ambassador to China. Walsh was appointed to fill Baucus’ seat in February. The former National Guard com-

mander said in a statement to supporters Thursday that he was leaving the race but will stay in office until his term ends in January 2015. Walsh said the controversy surrounding his U.S. Army War College research paper had become a “distraction.” “I am ending my campaign so that I can focus on fulfilling the responsibility entrusted to me as your U.S. Senator,” he said. “You deserve someone who will always fight for Montana, and I will.” His campaign declined interview requests. The announcement came as an Army War College investigation is set to begin Aug. 15 into Walsh’s college paper. The senator previously said he wrongfully cited some passages in the work, but not deliberate-

ly. Lee Newspapers of Montana first reported Walsh’s departure from the race. The decision is a boost for Daines, a former technology company executive from Bozeman who is giving up his House seat after one term to run for Senate. The Republican said Thursday he respected Walsh’s decision. He wouldn’t comment on the plagiarism allegation other than to say it was between Walsh and Montanans. Daines has maintained a sizable fundraising advantage, raising $3.6 million since last fall, his campaign said last month. Walsh had raised nearly $2.8 million, according to his campaign. The upcoming nominating convention for a replacement will be comprised of Demo-

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cratic leaders from county party committees, along with federal and statewide elected officials and the party’s executive board. Montana State University political analyst David Parker said Walsh made the right choice for his family given the huge amount of media attention surrounding the plagiarism charges. But he said it puts Democrats in a bind for November. “I’m not sure the seat is winnable for Democrats,” Parker said. “It was always a tough race in a tough electoral environment. Putting out a candidate with three months to have to introduce himself to the state, that’s hard.” The New York Times revealed the extensive use of unattributed material in Walsh’s

paper about the spread of democracy in the Middle East. Walsh originally called it an “unintentional mistake” and told the AP part of the fault might lie in his being treated for symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder following his deployment in Iraq. He later said he was not blaming PTSD for his mistake. The pressure on Walsh’s campaign grew after the revelations, with the editorial boards of Montana’s three largest daily newspapers calling for him to withdraw his candidacy over the past two weeks. Meanwhile, senior Democrats in Washington publicly supported their expected nominee but did little to help Walsh and took an arms-length approach as he contemplated his decision.


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NATO pledges support to conflict-wracked Ukraine By PETER LEONARD, and YURAS KARMANAU Associated Press

KIEV, Ukraine — NATO’s chief defied mounting Russian belligerence Thursday with a pledge to provide assistance to Ukraine, which is battling to quash an insurgency being waged by pro-Russia rebels in the country’s east. The show of support from Anders Fogh Rasmussen comes as government troops increasingly focus their push to claw back rebel-held territory on the stronghold of Donetsk. Ukraine appears to be ratcheting up the urgency of its onslaught against the backdrop of an alleged escalation of Russian troop presence on the border. “In response to Russia’s aggression, NATO is working even more closely with Ukraine to reform its armed forces and defense institutions,” Rasmussen said during a visit to the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. In a sign of sagging morale among rebel forces, separatist authorities issued a desperate plea for assistance Thursday, complaining in a statement that a “critical situation has developed with the militia’s food, uniform and ammunition supplies.” In Donetsk, sustained shelling struck residential buildings and a hospital, killing at least four people and wounding 10 others, local officials said. Mortar fire struck the Vishnevskiy Hospital on Thursday morning, killing one and

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Local residents walk past a damaged building after shelling, during a fighting between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian government forces in Shakhtarsk, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Thursday.

wounding five others, Donetsk city council spokesman Maxim Rovensky told The Associated Press. “There was a sudden explosion,” witness Dr. Anna Kravtsova said. “A mortar round flew through the window.” The shelling, which destroyed an array of equipment in the dentistry unit, also hit three nearby apartment buildings. It followed a night of shelling in another neighborhood as the fighting between the government and pro-Russian separatists is inching ever closer to the city center. The mayor’s office said in a statement posted on its website that three people had been killed, five wounded and several residential buildings destroyed during those attacks. The government denies it uses artillery against residential areas, but that claim has come

under substantial strain in the face of mounting evidence to the contrary. Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have been fighting the Kiev government since April. Ukraine and Western countries have accused

Moscow of backing the mutiny with weapons and soldiers. The West accused Russia of most likely providing the insurgents with surface-to-air missiles that may have been used to shoot down a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over rebel-held territory on July 17, killing all 298 people on board. The Russian government has repeatedly denied all those charges. More recently, Moscow has drawn accusations it is attempting to sow more instability with an intimidating show of force by dispatching what NATO estimates is 20,000 troops to Ukraine’s eastern border. That deployment has led many to speculate Russia may pursue an incursion under the guise of restoring stability to eastern Ukraine. “I call on Russia to step back from the brink. Step back from the border. Do not use peace-

keeping as an excuse for warmaking,” Rasmussen said. While stopping short of committing to direct assistance in Ukraine’s ongoing conflict, Rasmussen said that NATO would intensify its cooperation with Ukraine on defense planning and reform. Hours before Rasmussen’s arrival, clashes erupted in central Kiev as city authorities sought to clear away the remnants of a tent colony erected by demonstrators involved in the street uprising against proRussia President Viktor Yanukovych. At the time, protesters were angry about endemic corruption and wanted closer ties with the European Union. In scenes reminiscent of that revolt, which climaxed with Yanukovych’s ouster in February, demonstrators set alight tires in their face-off against a volunteer battalion overseeing the clean-up operation.

In eastern Ukraine, government troops have made tentative progress in their strategy to retake Donetsk and other towns and cities. Armed forces have refrained from pitched urban battles, and instead favored pushing back their opponents with artillery fire. It has led to a growing number of civilians casualties. Vishnevskiy Hospital, one of the city’s larger medical treatment facilities, is around 4 kilometers (less than 3 miles) from the main square. It has been used to provide treatment to civilian victims of the ongoing conflict. “The hospital became a nightmare. This is absurd,” said 37-year old patient Dmitry Kozhur. “We came here to keep living, but now we are risking death.” Kozhur said he now wants to join the 300,000 people that the mayor’s office says have already abandoned the once 1 million-person strong city.

Thai case casts spotlight on business of surrogacy By GRANT PECK and KRISTEN GELINEAU Associated Press

BANGKOK — For thousands of welloff childless couples, the dream of having a baby is often realized in places like Thailand and India. Ready to help them are young women who become paid surrogates, their wombs offered up as vessels that can safely carry the babies until they are born. Most of the time, it’s a bargain that suits both parties — unless something goes wrong. The case of an Australian couple ac-

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cused of abandoning their baby with his Thai surrogate mother after discovering the child had Down syndrome — and taking home his healthy twin— has cast unfavorable light on the largely unregulated business of commercial surrogacy. The suggestion that the Australian biological parents wanted to raise only the healthy child and left behind her blond, brown-eyed brother, who also has a congenital heart condition, sparked outrage worldwide. Couples seek surrogacy away from home mainly for legal and financial reasons. Some nations tightly restrict sur-

rogacy, or ban it outright. Others have no surrogacy laws, though national medical boards often deal with it in their codes of ethics. Laws vary widely, and there is no guarantee that a contract — or the child resulting from the arrangement — will be recognized in another country. In the U.S., some states forbid commercial transactions and stipulate that any contract for a surrogate birth is unenforceable. Other states, including California and Illinois, are receptive to commercial surrogacy and have regulations to help enforce agreements.

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Syria militants leave Lebanese border town Arsal By FADI TAWIL Associated Press

LABWEH, Lebanon — Militants from Syria who overran a Lebanese border town mostly withdrew back across the rugged hills separating the two countries as a cease-fire appeared to hold Thursday, allowing Lebanese troops to free seven fellow soldiers and ambulances to evacuate dozens of casualties. The seizure of Arsal over the weekend marked the first time that Islamic extremists from Syria carried out a large-scale incursion into Lebanon and raised fears of a further spillover of the conflict across the porous border. A senior Lebanese security official said the majority of the fighters had withdrawn by midThursday. As the militants pulled back, the extent of the fighting that began Saturday became clearer. Sunni clerics who negotiated the cease-fire uploaded videos of wounded, wailing children and photographs of dead children. “We were weeping to see people in need. We had some

bread, and people were fighting for the bread,” said Sheik Hussam al-Ghali of the Association of Muslim Clerics, who oversaw the negotiations. “I went to some of the (Syrian refugee) camps. The stench of death was very strong,” he told media on the outskirts of Arsal. Red Cross official Abdullah Zogheib said the group evacuated 42 wounded people Thursday, most of them women and children. Later, up to 150 cars packed with Syrian refugees were seen leaving Arsal. A security official in eastern Lebanon said arrangements were made for them to cross back into Syria through the Masnaa border crossing. “We fled from the shelling, terrorists and gunmen,” said a Syrian man who identified himself as Abu Hadi, leaving with his family in a pick-up truck. It was not immediately clear where in Syria the refugees were going, but many may have been fleeing the violence in Arsal for areas inside their country where there has been less fighting recently. The fighting in Arsal began Saturday when militants from

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Syrian refugees flee from the Lebanese eastern town of Arsal on their way to cross back into Syria, as they ride in the back of a pickup truck with their belongings at the Lebanese border crossing point of Masnaa, eastern Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, Thursday.

Syria overran the town, seizing Lebanese army posts, soldiers and policemen, and demanding the release of a rebel commander detained in Lebanon. The militants included fighters from the Islamic State group as well as from the Nusra Front, al-Qaida’s official Syrian affiliate. At least 17 soldiers have been killed in the clashes, which trapped tens of thousands of Lebanese civilians and Syrian refugees in Arsal, and ratcheted

up tensions inside Lebanon between supporters and opponents of the uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad. As the truce negotiated overnight appeared to hold, the Lebanese army said it had freed seven soldiers who had been captured by the militants, without providing further details. Twelve more soldiers are still missing along with an unknown number of policemen. A field hospital in Arsal said

38 people had been killed in the fighting by Wednesday. The Association of Muslim Clerics posted photographs of at least two dead little girls it said were killed in Arsal, alongside videos and photographs of wounded children, on its Facebook page. Cleric al-Ghali and a prorebel activist who uses the name Ahmad Alquseir said that some Syrian tent encampments near Arsal were struck and burnt by shelling. In Syria meanwhile, militants from the Islamic State group overran one of the last remaining army bases in the northeastern Raqqa province, activists said Thursday. The militants seized the Brigade 93 base overnight after days of heavy fighting, according to Rami Abdurrahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, and the Raqqa Media Center, an activist collective. The base lies some 40 miles (60 kilometers) from the provincial capital of Raqqa, a stronghold for the Islamic State group. Abdurrahman said dozens of Syrian soldiers were killed. The Britain-based Observatory

obtains its information from activists on the ground in Syria. State media did not report the incident. A video uploaded to social media networks showed heavily armed men with thick beards -- who claimed to be from the Islamic State group -- walking through the military base, showing off trucks, tanks, assault rifles and boxes of ammunition left behind by fleeing soldiers. “We will not stop until we liberated the blessed land of the Levant. Our aim isn’t just the Levant. It is the whole world,” said one fighter in broken Arabic, vowing to overrun Saudi Arabia next. Photographs uploaded by supporters of the Islamic State showed fighters posing beside dead bodies, at least one of them beheaded. The Islamic State group, an al-Qaida breakaway, has seized wide swaths of Syria and Iraq, where it is imposing an ultraconservative version of Muslim law, including killing people seen as apostates, and beheading and crucifying rivals.

Hamas rejects disarmament proposal; threaten to resume attacks By HAMZA HENDAWI and MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press

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GAZA CITY, Gaza City — With a deadline looming hours away, Hamas on Thursday rejected Israeli demands it disarm and threatened to resume its rocket attacks if its demands for lifting a crippling blockade on Gaza were not met. The hard-line stance, voiced by a senior Hamas official at the group’s first rally since a ceasefire in the Gaza war took effect on Tuesday, signaled that indirect negotiations in Cairo over a permanent truce in Gaza were not making headway. It was an ominous sign ahead of Friday’s expiration of a temporary threeday truce that ended a month of fighting. A text message from Hamas’ military wing, the Izzedine alQassam Brigades, warned there would be no extension of the cease-fire if there was no agree-

ment to permanently lift the blockade enforced by Israel and Egypt since the militant group overran Gaza in 2007. Abu Obeida, the al-Qassam spokesman, appeared on the group’s Al-Aqsa TV station and said Hamas was “ready to go to war again.” He threatened to launch a long-term war of attrition that would cripple life in Israel’s big cities and disrupt air traffic at Israel’s international airport in Tel Aviv. He also appealed to Hamas negotiators in Egypt not to accept an extension of the ceasefire without an agreement on lifting the blockade. “The resistance is capable of imposing its conditions,” he said. A security official in Egypt

said Egyptian negotiators were struggling to bring the two sides closer together, with one official saying Hamas and other Gaza militants were refusing to compromise. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed a tough reaction if Hamas renews hostilities. “They might reject an extension. If they attack us, we’ll respond in kind, as any government would,” he told Germany’s ZDF television. An Israeli defense official said

Israel would respond “forcefully,” and that Netanyahu and his defense minister, Moshe Yaalon, had instructed the military “to be ready for anything.” He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media. About 2,000 people showed up for Hamas’ rally in the heart of Gaza City on Thursday, well below the levels of similar gatherings on previous occasions. The modest turnout was not necessarily a sign of waning support for the group, but most

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likely a reflection of the fatigue felt by most of Gaza’s 1.8 million residents after four weeks of a ruinous war, as well as anxiety over whether the three-day truce will be extended. “Our fingers are on the trigger and our rockets are trained at Tel Aviv,” al-Masri told the rally. In the fighting, nearly 1,900 Palestinians, three-quarters of them civilians, have been killed, more than 9,000 wounded and some 250,000 people made homeless, according to Pales-

tinian medical officials and the United Nations. Israel lost 64 soldiers and three civilians. Hamas, meanwhile, announced that Ayman Taha, a former spokesman for the group, on Thursday died of wounds he had sustained in an Israeli airstrike on a makeshift Hamas detention center 11 days earlier. Taha had been detained by Hamas security in January, though the charges against him were never made public. Before his arrest, Taha had also served as a liaison with Egypt.


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Religion

‘Taste and see that the Lord is good.’ Have you ever read a passage in scripture and wondered what God meant when he wrote it? I love to read from the book of Psalms. I try to read three to five chapters every day as I prepare for the day. I enjoy verses that say things like; “Bless the Lord, Oh my soul…” or “He is my rock and my strong tower.” But every once and a while you run into a verse that leaves you wondering. You understand it but just do not know how or when it might be applicable to your life. One such verse is Psalms 34:8; “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” My family and I are new to Alaska. One year ago we stepped onto a plane in Belgium and stepped into a jour-

ney that would change our lives. We entered the US in Orlando, Florida and spent a few days with family. Then we loaded up our car, packed a 10 x 10 pop-up camper and hit the road. Three teenagers, two adults and a faithful cocker spaniel named Max headed north to Alaska. We had a lot of interesting adventures alone the way. One such brought this verse to mind. We had just crossed the border of Montana from Wyoming. We were racing a storm that was coming up from behind. We needed enough time to get the pop-up camper set up and dinner made before the storm hit so we raced ahead into the dark looking for the right place as the raging storm chased

Church Briefs Vacation Bible school concert Grace Lutheran Church and School in Kenai presents Gone Fishing! 2014 Vacation Bible School. This year, special guest, Branches Band will close our VBS with a special concert, Friday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m., where the kids will be invited to join the band!

Catholic Church to hold RCIA classes for Inquirers Classes for anyone interested in the Catholic Church will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Soldotna starting Sept. 3. The classes will be held in O’Neill Hall, 238 W. Redoubt Avenue, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. each Wednesday during the school year. Those attending will learn about the teachings of the Church based on the teachings of Jesus Christ to His disciples. This process is called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults or RCIA. For more information, please call Shirley at 262-9654 or Marlys at 2625542. We will also have a brief presentation to explain about the RCIA process and answer any questions on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 5:30 p.m. in the Church. As Jesus said to His disciples: “Come and See”. Refreshments will be served. lease contact one of the names listed above for information.

Voices of R eligion A l Weeks us. The campground that we finally found fit our needs and we were able to set up in time even though it was dark. We all fell asleep to the sound of the rain hitting the roof, it was soothing and we all slept well. The next morning I awoke with the sun and the sound of birds greeting the dawn. The rest of the family was asleep save my loyal friend Max. I made a cup of vanilla macadamia nut Kona coffee and clipped the leash on

good ole’ Max. We stepped out into the day, he and I, not knowing what to expect but the coffee would hopefully make anything good. The scene that greeted me took my breath away. I was standing there just outside the camper in my SpiderMan pajamas and coffee in hand; and I was rooted to the ground. Across the valley on the other side of the highway was a large open field. The sun was coming up over a hill behind me painting the scene with warm rich colors of yellow and brown. In that field a herd of twenty or so horses where galloping through the morning. There was no care or worry in them; they were running because they could. The stallion leaned his head back, mane

Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ plans carnival

United Methodist Church provides food pantry

Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ Sunday School is hosting a free end of the summer Carnival 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. August 24 where kids can participate in fun activities like a cupcake walk, face painting, build your own picture frames, and also enjoy hot dogs, chips and ice cream. Register by August 22. The carnival will be at Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ Sunday School (Mile Post 89 on Sterling Highway – turn right on Murray Lane by Zimco Construction). For more information, contact Tracey at 262-1423 or Sherry at 262-0853 for registration. If kids need a ride to AAJC Sunday School, please call Jeremiah at 398-1184.

The Kenai United Methodist Church provides a food pantry for those in need every Monday from noon to 3 p.m. The Methodist Church is located on the Kenai Spur Highway next to the Boys and Girls Club. The entrance to the Food Pantry is through the side door. The Pantry closes for holidays. For more information contact the church office at 283-7868 or email kumcalaska@gmail.com.

Clothes 4 U at First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church Soldotna, located at 159 S. Binkley Street, is reopening its Clothes 4 U program. It is open on the second and fourth Food Pantry open weekly Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.The Soldotna Food Pantry is open 2 p.m. All clothing and shoes are free every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 to the public. p.m. for residents in our community who may be experiencing food short- Clothes Quarters open ages. weekly The Food Pantry is located at the Clothes Quarters at Our Lady of the Soldotna United Methodist Church at 158 South Binkley Street. Non-perish- Angels Church is open every Wednesable food items or monetary donations day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the may be dropped off at the church Tues- first Saturday of every month from 11 days 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, a.m. to 2 p.m. or 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and call 907-283-4555. Sundays 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Thank you Submit church announcements to for your support. news@peninsulaclarion.com.

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flowing behind, neighed to the sky. It was right at that moment that the verse, “Taste and see…” came flooding into my mind. With tears flowing I could only give thanks to God for his wild and crazy love that He gave to me. That moment was crafted for me and me alone. I have tasted the Lord found Him not only good but fantastic. This week look for those moments that God gives you to taste and see that He is good. Pastor AL Weeks and his family serves in First Baptist Church of Kenai. They are a warm fellowship of believers that are committed to speaking the truth in love. Join them Sunday mornings at 10:45 am.

Pope to fly over China By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to South Korea will provide him with an unusual opportunity to speak directly to the Chinese leadership: His plane is due to fly through Chinese airspace, and Vatican protocol calls for the pope to send greetings to leaders of all the countries he flies over. When St. John Paul II last visited South Korea in 1989, China refused to let his plane fly overhead. Instead, the Alitalia charter flew via Russian airspace, providing John Paul with a first-ever opportunity to send radio greetings to Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. He said he hoped to soon visit Moscow. The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said Thursday he didn’t know what Francis’ Chinese greetings might entail. But he confirmed the Aug. 13-14 flight plan to Seoul involved flying through Chinese airspace. Relations between Beijing and Rome have been tense since 1951, when China severed ties with the Holy See after the officially atheistic Communist Party took power

and set up its own church outside the pope’s authority. China persecuted the church for years until restoring a degree of religious freedom and freeing imprisoned priests in the late 1970s. Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI sought to improve relations with China and encourage the estimated 8 million to 12 million Catholics who live there, around half of whom worship in underground congregations. Francis has continued the initiative, revealing in a recent newspaper interview that he had written a letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping after his election, which occurred within hours of his own, and that Xi had replied. Recently, Francis’ No. 2, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, told the Italian Catholic magazine Famiglia Cristiana that the Vatican was in favor of “a respectful and constructive dialogue” with Chinese authorities to try to resolve problems that limit religious freedom in China. For the Vatican, the main stumbling block is the insistence of the state-sanctioned Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association to name bishops without papal consent.

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n On July 24, Soldotna wildlife troopers cited Kum Jin Lee, 64, of Anchorage, at the Kenai South Beach for personal use fishing during a closed period. Bail for this offense is $310. n On July 24 Soldotna wildlife troopers cited Choong N. Lee, 68, of Anchorage, at the Kenai South Beach for personal use fishing during a closed period. Bail for this offense is $310. n On July 24, Soldotna wildlife troopers cited Choong N. Lee, 68, of Anchorage, at the Kenai South Beach for personal use fishing without a personal use permit. Bail for this offense is $210. n On July 24, Matsu West Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Kheyan Medina, 34, of Anchorage, at the Kenai River south side. Medina was personal use dipnet fishing at 5:15 a.m. Medina was cited for personal use fishing during closed period. Bail was set at $110. n On July 24, Matsu West wildlife troopers contacted Ralphlydel Ramos, 27, of Anchorage at the Kenai River south side. Ramos was personal use dipnet fishing at 5:15 a.m. Ramos was cited for personal use fishing during closed period. Bail was set at $110. n On July 24, Matsu West wildlife troopers contacted Kheyan Medina, 34, of Anchorage. Medina was personal use dipnet fishing in the Kenai River from the South Beach. Medina had purchased a lowincome license and did not qualify to do so. He was cited, with bail was set at $310. n On July 24, Matsu West wildlife troopers contacted Kheyan Medina, 34, of Anchorage, at the Kenai River South Beach. Medina was personal use dipnet fishing at 5:15 a.m. Medina was cited for personal use fishing during closed period, with bail set at $110. n On July 24 at about 2:10 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report of a silver pickup truck crossing the center and fog lines while driving northbound on the Seward Highway near Mile 77. Troopers located

the vehicle at the Girdwood Tesoro station near Mile 90. Investigation revealed that Mark Mulvehill, 60, of Seward, was impaired by alcohol. Mulvehill was arrested and taken to the Anchorage Jail on $250 bail. n On July 19, Alaska State Troopers in Girdwood received a report of a lost cell phone in Prince William Sound. Anyone who happens to locate a cell phone in the area is asked to contact State Troopers in Girdwood at 783-0972. n On July 19 at 4:35 p.m., troopers received a report of a silver 2010 Dodge pickup driving recklessly north from Mile 49 of the Sterling Highway. n On July 24 at 8:42 p.m., the Alaska Bureau of Highway Patrol, Kenai Peninsula Team, stopped a white 1988 Honda car for an equipment violation. Investigation revealed that Keith Miranda, 41, of Kasilof, was driving the car with a revoked license and further that he provided a false name in an attempt to conceal his identity because of his license status and an outstanding warrant. He was arrested for driving while license revoked, making a false report and the warrant and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility, with bail set at $6,000. n On July 22 at 12:23 a.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on the Sterling Highway near Birch Street. Ramona Whitlow, 23, of Sterling, was driving without liability insurance. She was issued a criminal citation and released. A passenger in the vehicle, Tayln Bettencourt, 22, of Sterling, was in possession of marijuana. She was issued a criminal citation for sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and released. n On July 22 at 8:48 a.m., Soldotna police contacted Joel Brence, 20, of Soldotna, and arrested him on an outstanding warrant. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail. n On July 22 at about 7:10 p.m., Soldotna police contacted the driver of a vehicle in the parking lot of Bub’s Pizza. Jeremy Dooley, 22, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence of a controlled substance and fifth-degree misconduct involving a con-

trolled substance. He was then taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $1,000 bail. The pickup was impounded for further investigation. n On July 20 at 12:55 a.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on Gaswell Road near Kalifornsky Beach Road. Cameron Harvey, 22, of Mammoth Lakes, California, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and driving while license suspended and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $1,000 bail. n On July 20 at 12:02 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on Kalifornsky Beach Road at Centennial Drive. Travis Owen, 30, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving while license revoked and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $500 bail. n On July 20 at 2:08 p.m., Soldotna police responded to the Sterling Highway and the entrance to the River Terrace RV Park for a motor vehicle collision. Ricky L. Smith, 61, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving while license suspended and driving a motor vehicle without liability insurance and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $1,000 bail. n On July 19 at 12:42 a.m., Soldotna police were conducting a security check at the Maverick Saloon and stopped to investigate some suspicious activity in the parking lot. Kenneth Martin, 48, of Marysville, Washington, was found to be in possession of cocaine. He was arrested for fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail. n On July 19 at 2:39 a.m., Soldotna police were conducting a security check at the Maverick Saloon and contacted Rachael Anderson, 27, of Soldotna, who was consuming alcohol, in violation of her court ordered conditions of release. She was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail. n On July 19 at 7:12 p.m., Soldotna police responded to a residence on Farnsworth Boulevard for a disturbance. Jay Aguirre, 48, of Soldotna, was arrested for fourth-degree assault and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

Court reports The following judgments were recently handed down in District Court in Kenai: n Christopher Ahl, 31, of Barrow, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release, committed May 27. He was fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, forfeited items seized and placed on probation for one year. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n Brian Wayne Asplin, 35, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of fourth-degree assault, committed March 1. He was sentenced to 220 days in jail with 205 days suspended, may perform 80 hours of community work service in lieu of jail time, was fined $3,500 with $3,000 suspended, a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited items seized, ordered to have no contact with three specifically named individuals or the Bow Bar and placed on probation for two years. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n Melody L. Harris, 58, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of disorderly conduct, committed May 17. She was sentenced to 10 days in jail with eight days suspended, fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and placed on probation for one year. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n William Michael Hollandsworth, 47, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed April 18. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 87 days suspended, fined $2,000 with $500 suspended, $75 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had his license revoked for 90 days, except limited license with proper documentation for work purposes, was ordered ignition interlock for six months and placed on probation for one year.

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Jonestown remains found By RANDALL CHASE Associated Press

DOVER, Del. — More than 35 years after the infamous suicide-murder of some 900 people — many forced to drink a cyanide-laced grape punch — in Jonestown, Guyana, the cremated remains of nine of the victims were found in a dilapidated former funeral home in Delaware, officials said Thursday. The discovery brought back memories of a tragedy that killed hundreds of children and a U.S. congressman and horrified Americans. The remains were clearly marked, with the names of the deceased and place of their death included on accompanying death certificates, authorities said. Kimberly Chandler, spokeswoman for the Delaware Division of Forensic Science, declined to release the names of the nine people to The Associated Press. She said officials were working to notify relatives. She said the agency found the remains July 30 on a site visit prompted by a call from the property’s current owner — a bank, according to Dover police and public records. Officials found 38 containers of remains, 33 of which were marked and identified. Chandler said the containers spanned a period from about 1970 to the 1990s and included the remains from Jonestown, established by Peoples Temple leader Jim Jones. “It’s simply a case of unclaimed cremains at a closed funeral home,” Chandler said, adding that there is no reason to believe the five unmarked containers contain remains of more Jonestown victims. Jones ran the Peoples Temple in San Francisco in the early 1970s. He founded a free health clinic and a drug rehabilitation program, emerging as a political force. But allegations of wrongdoing mounted, and Jones moved the settlement to Guyana, the only English-speaking country in South America. Hundreds of followers moved there. On Nov. 18, 1978, on a remote jungle airstrip, gunmen from the group ambushed and killed U.S. Rep. Leo Ryan of California, three newsmen and a defector from the group. All were visiting Jonestown on a fact-finding mission to investigate reports of abuses of members. Jones then orchestrated a ritual of mass murder and suicide at the temple’s nearby agricultural commune, ordering followers to drink cyanide-laced grape punch. Most complied, although survivors described some people being shot, injected with poison, or forced to drink the deadly beverage when they tried to resist. After the deaths, bodies of 911 people who died in the massacre were brought to Dover Air Force Base, home to the U.S. military’s largest mortuary. Many of the bodies were decomposed and could not be identified. Several cemeteries refused to take them until the Evergreen Cemetery in Oakland, California, stepped forward in 1979 and accepted 409 bodies. The remaining victims were cremated or buried in family cemeteries. Dover funeral director William Torbert Sr., 79, said the Air Force asked five or six local funeral homes to help process the remains.


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The Southeast chum catch was about 652,000 fish from July 30 to Aug. 5; about 285,000 salmon were for hatchery cost recovery. In the Arctic-YukonKuskokwim region, commercial fishermen have harvested about 1 million chums, 77,000 sockeye, 235,000 pinks, 38,000 cohos and just 3,000 kings. Yukon River fishermen have taken the majority of the chums, about 583,000 —mostly from the lower river fishery. Alaska will likely meet its treaty obligation for kings swimming to Canada this year. As of August 5, 62,896 kings had passed the sonar near Eagle, about 16 miles from the Alaska-Canada border. That’s more than in any recent year — the 2013 count by that date was 26,993, in 2012 the number was 28,104, in 2011 it was 47,585, and in 2010 it was 31,082. Under the Pacific Salmon Treaty between the U.S. and Canada, at least 42,500 are expected to pass the border each year. This would be the second time in the last five years that goal was met. Farther down river, an esti-

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No businesses are closed due to any road closures, said City Engineer Kyle Kornelis. For the final phase of construction, road closures will change, Kornelis said. The best way to figure out which way to access a business is by calling

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One concern Navarre discussed in previous interviews with the Clarion is tax structuring and the impacts different options, such as a payment in

mated 137,468 kings swam past the Pilot Station sonar through Aug. 5, more than 117,159 by the same date in 2013 and 106,731 by that date in 2012. At Kotzebue, fishermen have harvested a total 355,000 chums, more than double the 124,000 caught through July 30 — and bringing the season total so far to the seventh-highest in the fishery’s history, according to an update from ADFG. According to the update, 68 permit holders caught more than 20,000 chums on Aug. 5, with additional openings planned for Aug. 6 and 7, and the season’s commercial chum harvest in Kotzebue will likely be the best since at least 1985. The ex-vessel value has already topped $1 million for the first time since 1988. Norton Sound fishermen have harvested about 96,000 chums. Fishermen there are also targeting cohos —through Aug. 5, about 27,000 cohos were landed. Kuskokwim area fishermen have harvested about 2,000 kings — all in the bay fishery — as well as 35,000 chums and 9,000 cohos, split about evenly between the bay and river fisheries. According to a Aug. 5 update from ADFG, chum salmon escapements are below average for all survey and counting proj-

ects, but within historical averages. King salmon escapement goals are unlikely to be met at some projects, while one so far has met its goal, and it is still uncertain if the Kuskokwim River goal will be met. Sockeye escapements are generally at or above average, and coho estimates are not yet available. Cook Inlet remains focused on sockeye Cook Inlet fishermen have also harvested some pinks — about 278,000 from July 30 to Aug. 5 — but the fishery remains largely focused on sockeye. Eastside Cook Inlet setnetters received a few final chances to harvest sockeye, with 12hour openings Aug. 2, Aug. 4 and Aug. 6. Those were allowed under a provision in the Upper Cook Inlet salmon management plans that allows managers to offer setnetters up to 36 hours of fishing opportunity between Aug. 1 and Aug. 15 if the Kenai River late-run king salmon escapement goal was projected to be between 16,500 and 22,500 fish. Kasilof setnetters were not opened Aug. 6 because the Aug. 2 and 4 catches were less than 1 percent of the season’s harvest in that section. Through Aug. 4, 15,489 laterun kings were counted on the Kenai River, with daily counts of between 300 and 700 fish

ahead, he said. Soldotna launched a website last week dedicated to posting updates and maps outlining detours, closures and construction updates, Frey said. The page also includes a history of the project, including where funding came from and why Binkley was chosen as the site of the new roundabouts. Kornelis said with schools opening this month the city will

work to get as much information out at least the day before any closures or detours are implemented. Construction is set to finish sometime mid-October, Frey said. Updates can be found at: www.binkleystreet.org

lieu of taxes, would have on the borough. He said the board didn’t debate tax structure at the meeting. “We touched on it but didn’t really get into a lot of the details on it,” he said. The board plans to try to meet monthly between now and December, he said.

Meeting documents and presentations are available on the Alaska Department of Revenue website: dor.alaska.gov/ MunicipalAdvisoryGasProjectReviewBoard.aspx.

Kelly Sullivan can be reached at kelly.sullivan@peninsulaclarion.com

Kaylee Osowski can be reached at kaylee.osowski@ peninsulaclarion.com

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for the first several days of August. That’s slightly more than the 14,605 fish counted by the same day in 2013. That same day, managers estimated that the final escapement of Kenai kings would be about 17,500 fish, within the escapement goal range of 15,000 to 30,000 fish. According to an Aug. 5 announcement opening the fishery, the Upper Subdistrict setnet fishery closed for the season at the end of the Aug. 6 fishing period unless reopened by emergency order later. Through Aug. 5, the Upper

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Cook Inlet sockeye catch was about 2.27 million fish, the majority of Cook Inlet’s 3.45 million salmon harvest so far this season. On the Kenai River, about 1 million sockeyes were counted through Aug. 4, and on the Kasilof River, about 434,879 were counted through Aug. 5. The Kasilof count is more than the escapement goal of 160,000 390,000 sockeyes, but the count does not represent the final escapement estimate, which will come later in the year and will not include fish harvested inriver. The Kenai count is within

the escapement goal range of 1 million to 1.2 million fish, but the final escapement will also come later after in-river harvest is removed. Lower Cook Inlet fishermen have also continued to harvest sockeye, with about 211,000 sockeye caught through Aug. 5, up from 179,000 through July 29. Fishermen there have also seen increasing pink catches — about 41,000 were caught between July 30 and Aug. 5. Molly Dischner can be reached at molly.dischner@ alaskajournal.com.

Holland granted summary judgement in favor of The Boat Company on its MagnusonStevens Act, National Environmental Policy Act and Administrative Procedures Act. He ruled in favor of the federal defendants on other claims and did not grant The Boat Company’s request to overturn the program. “NMFS could not ignore the fact that if costs of the observer program doubled without an offsetting change in the ex-vessel value fee, the quantity of data being collected would decrease, and that this decrease could lead to a reduction in the quality of the data being collected,” Holland wrote. “At some point, coverage rates will drop too low to generate quality data, but the EA is silent as to when this might occur.” The Boat Company praised the decision. “Today’s decision is an important step toward conservation of salmon and halibut resources and a healthier ecosystem,” said Captain Joel Hanson, Director of Conservation Programs at The Boat Company. “Sound fisheries management requires collecting the best available scientific information, and that means full observer coverage on the high-volume trawlers that account for the most catch and bycatch.” In a formal statement, NMFS said it would work closely with the North Pacific Fishery Management Council and stakeholders to improve the observer program. “We are pleased with the court’s decision to uphold the North Pacific Groundfish and Halibut Observer Program—a decision which ensures this critical fishery management program will stay in place,” said NMFS Alaska Regional Administrator Jim Balsiger in a formal statement. “While the judge upheld the program, he has asked the agency to prepare a supplemental Environmental Assessment to look at program costs and coverage levels. Going forward, we will work with the court on a schedule for development of that supplemental EA.”

of data collected through the observer program, address cost inequality among fishery participants and expand observer coverage to previously unobserved fisheries, such as halibut longline vessels, according to a summary from the agency. The Boat Company asserted that the revised program does not provide adequate information about bycatch for federal managers to properly manage the fishery. The disagreement largely revolves around the partial coverage category for vessels in fisheries that do not have a 100 percent observer coverage requirement and are instead split into two pools — vessel and trip selection. Smaller boats, like halibut longliners are generally in the vessel selection pool, meaning that they’re randomly selected for 60 days of coverage at a time. Large boats, including Gulf of Alaska trawlers, are in the trip selection pool, where they must log each fishing trip and are randomly selected for coverage on one trip at a time. Previously many of the smaller vessels were unobserved. The Fixed Gear Alliance, which primarily represents commercial fishers using longline and pot gear, participated in the suit as an intervenor, but Judge H. Russel Holland dismissed their claims because they were timebarred. Holland wrote in an August 6 order that a new EA was necessary to look at when observer coverage rates were too low to provide adequate information, and said that the federal defendants violate the National Environmental Policy Act and the Magnuson-Stevens Act by failing to consider that. “NMFS must prepare a supplemental EA that addresses the question of when data being gathered by the restructured Observer Program ceases to be reliable, or of high quality, Reach Molly Dischner at molly.dischner@ because the rate of observer coverage is too alaskajournal.com low,” Holland wrote.

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Power conferences gain more autonomy 5 football leagues get power to change NCAA Division I rules that have stood for years MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer

INDIANAPOLIS — The biggest schools in college sports are about to get a chance to make their own rules. Up first is likely finding a way to spend millions of dollars in new money — either in the form or stipends or fatter scholarships — on athletes across the country. The NCAA Board of Directors voted 16-2 on Thursday to approve a historic package of changes that allows the five richest football conferences — the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac12 and SEC — to unilaterally change some of the rules that have applied to all Division I schools for years. The 65 universities in those leagues will also benefit from a new, weighted voting system on legislation covering the 350

schools in Division I. “It does provide degrees of auton‘It does provide deomy for the five high-resource conferences,” said Wake Forest President grees of autonomy for Nathan Hatch, the board chairman and the five high-resource a key architect of the plan. “This is not complete autonomy. We’re still part conferences. This is not of Division I, but I think it allows us complete autonomy. to provide more benefits to studentWe’re still part of Diviathletes.” A handful of university presidents sion I, but I think it alwho spoke at NCAA headquarters after the vote agreed on one thing: Pay- lows us to provide more ing athletes to play is off the table. And benefits to student-athit’s very unlikely that the five leagues will design their own policies when it letes.’ comes to infractions. — Nathan Hatch, But there’s a good chance the five president at Wake Forest leagues will take steps to add money to scholarships or craft an athlete stipend intended to help cover the so-called beyond tuition, room and board and full cost of attending college — costs books and supplies. That will be mil-

lions more in spending by leagues that are already partners in multimilliondollar TV contracts to show off their top sports of football and basketball, raising fresh concerns about an arms race in college athletics. It is certainly a dramatic new start for an organization that has come under increasing criticism. Already this year, the NCAA has agreed to settle two lawsuits for a combined $90 million and still awaits a judge’s decision on a federal lawsuit in which plaintiffs led by Ed O’Bannon have argued college sports’ amateurism rules are anti-competitive and allow the organization to operate as an illegal cartel. Also pending is a decision by the National Labor Relations Board on whether Northwestern football players can form what would be the first union for college athletes

in U.S. history. While NCAA leaders acknowledge the new system may not quash every legal case or argument, those who helped draft this proposal believe it will give prominent schools greater leeway in addressing the amateurism model and other concerns. “I think we sometimes have to go back to why do people file lawsuits?” said Kansas State President Kirk Schulz, who worked on the plan. “It’s because they can’t get the action they want. It (autonomy) is going to help with some things, not all.” The power conferences contend they need more flexibility to solve the day’s hottest controversies, including recruiting and health insurance, and complained long and loud over the past two years that change was critiSee NCAA, Page B-4

Cavaliers land Love Cleveland reaches agreement in principle with Timberwolves TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writers

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, watches a shot out of the bunker on the sixth hole during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club on Thursday in Louisville, Ky.

McIlroy just 1 shot off lead Westwood shares lead with 2 others in chase for his 1st major DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Rory McIlroy showed no sign of letting up. Lee Westwood might just be getting started. Momentum was a big theme Thursday in the opening round of the PGA Championship, and it even applied to Tiger Woods. Except that Woods kept going the wrong direction. Westwood followed up a season-best 63 four days ago at Firestone by matching his best score in a major championship. He made nine birdies at Valhalla for a 6-under 65, giving him a share of the lead with Ryan Palmer and Kevin Chappell. One shot behind was McIlroy, the No. 1 player and overwhelming favorite in the final major of the year. McIlroy, coming off back-to-back wins at the British Open and a World Golf Championship, overcame a wild double bo-

gey on the par-5 10th hole by running off four straight birdies. His eagle attempt on the 18th hole narrowly missed. He settled for a 66, a solid start in his bid to become only the seventh player to win the last two majors of the year. Woods achieved that feat twice, including at Valhalla in 2000. That now seems even longer than 14 years ago. On a day when nearly half the field shot par or better, Woods opened with a 3-over 74. He hit two tee shots that missed the fairway by some 30 yards, hooked a 3-wood into a creek and hit a spectator with his tee shot on a par 3. His two best putts were for par and bogey. “It wasn’t very good,” Woods said. He didn’t look very sharp. In his last competitive round, Woods withdrew after eight holes at Firestone because of another back injury. He said his trainer was able to pop a joint back into place above the

sacrum, eliminating the pain. But it apparently did little for the rust. Woods wasn’t the only player who hit a few wild ones. Right when McIlroy was building momentum, he hooked his second shot on the par-5 10th hole over a fence and out-of-bounds, leading to a double bogey. He was more upset about a three-putt bogey on the next hole, but then Boy Wonder bounced back with four straight birdies to get right back into the mix. “Whenever you are confident and you have some momentum on your side, it’s easier to do what I did today rather if everything is sort of going against you, and you’re struggling for form and you have a patch like that,” he said. Everything is very much going his way right now. It was his 11th straight round under par, and his third straight round of 66.

Westwood also had a double bogey on his 10th hole that kept his score from being even better. He played the back nine first, and hit his tee shot right down the middle at No. 1, and right at the edge of a divot that wasn’t entirely filled with sand. “It was like caught or plugged,” Westwood said. “So it would have been a perfect 9-iron from the fairway, and just unlucky. Caught it a bit heavy.” He flubbed a chip trying to be too perfect and missed a 4-foot bogey putt. Much like McIlroy, he responded in splendid fashion by closing out his round with four straight birdies, finishing with a 30-footer on the ninth hole. Westwood also had a 65 in the third round at Congressional in the 2011 U.S. Open. “I’ve played better rounds of golf, but I was really pleased today,” he said. “I hit a lot of quality iron shots, and it felt

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LeBron James and Kevin Love won Olympic gold medals together. They’re about to team up again, this time to try and end Cleveland’s 50-year championship drought. Love will soon be on his way from Minnesota to Cleveland after the teams reached an agreement in principle to a trade that will send the All-Star forward to the Cavaliers for Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a first-round draft pick, two people with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Thursday. They spoke on condition of anonymity because no official agreement can be reached until Aug. 23, when Wiggins, this year’s No. 1 overall draft pick, becomes eligible to be traded.

By that point, the deal could be expanded to include a third team, according to one of the people familiar with the talks. The Timberwolves have had discussions with the Philadelphia 76ers about acquiring forward Thaddeus Young to help fill Love’s shoes. The Wolves could use the first-round pick they get from the Cavaliers to help entice the Sixers to part with the 26-year-old Young, but talks continue on that front, the person said. For now, the deal will unite Love, James and All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving in a newlook “Big 3” in Cleveland and give the city’s long-suffering sports fans realistic chance to celebrate a first title since 1964, when the Browns won the NFL title. The Love-to-Cleveland See TRADE, Page B-4

Redskins rip Brady-less Pats By The Associated Press

LANDOVER, Md. — Tom Brady took the night off, and Robert Griffin III played one series Thursday night as the Washington Redskins beat the New England Patriots 23-6 in the teams’ preseason opener. Griffin completed 2 of 4 passes for 9 yards in an 11-play drive that ended with a 39-yard field goal from Kai Forbath. Coach Bill Belichick rested Brady, Darrelle Revis and most of his starters. The first-teamers already had plenty of good work against the Redskins this week during three days of joint practices at Washington’s training camp facility. Backups Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy each threw a touchdown pass for the Redskins under new coach Jay Gruden. Washington went a

tension-filled 3-13 last year, costing coach Mike Shanahan his job. BRONCOS 21, SEAHAWKS 16 DENVER — The Super Bowl teams slogged through a preseason opener delayed by lightning and a flurry of flags Thursday night before linebacker Steven Jackson’s end zone interception of Terrelle Pryor’s pass sealed the win. In between a 46-minute delay, both starting offenses put together long touchdown drives that ate up more than 9 minutes and were kept alive by a wave of yellow flags. Altogether, there were 25 accepted penalties, 13 on Seattle and a dozen on Denver. Ronnie Hillman’s 1-yard TD run capped Denver’s 14-play, 61yard drive in which Peyton Manning completed 9 of 11 passes for See NFL, Page B-4

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he course has been looking amazing. When you tee off, you would think you were at a country club. Larry Hamilton and his crew have been working hard all day every day to make the course look beautiful. Making the drive down Funny River Road may seem too long, but I can guarantee it will be worth it. New golfers are always welcome to enjoy a round of golf. No set of clubs? Not a problem, we have clubs for rent. Ladies night Although the weather on ladies night is somehow always ugly compared to men’s night, we always have a great turnout. Last Wednesday, the team on top was the triple threat of Kelsey Slough, Faith Link and

Margie Ubben. On No. 1, Sissy Bird had a smashing drive, winning her longest drive. Faith Link had a dead on, accurate putt on No.1, winning her long putt. Ladies night is every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. All ladies are welcome to play. It is best-ball, blind-draw format, and believe me skill level is not important at all. We are not professionals by a long shot, we are out to have fun and get away from the men for the night. Men’s nights Tuesday night was an amazing night with an abundance of men. There was a recordbreaking 36 men who showed for men’s night. There were nine teams of four who scattered the course at 6:30 p.m. The first-place

KPBA tournament recap There was an astonishing 14 teams ird omestead that came out to support the great cause of “golfing for scholarships” held by olf eport the Kenai Peninsula Builders Association. The first-place team finished with Kelsey S lough a score of minus-14, after 18 holes. The foursome who took this victory was team was the team of Aaron Blackburn, Greg Harrington, Brian Woder- the team of Steve Dexheimer, Aaron Dexheimer, Rudy Zambrowski and ek and Rick Relano with a minus-4. Nolan Rose. Duane Tachick and Aaron Brown Closest to the pin on No.8 was Beau both had a pure birdie on No.2. On Forrest with an amazing tee shot less hole No.8, Ron Brown hit an excellent tee shot, landing him only 6 feet, than 7 feet from the pin. Faith Link showed everyone how well ladies can 7 inches, away from the pin. Roy Bird hit a smashing tee shot off No. 5, play by landing less than 13 feet from the pin on No. 6, winning her closest winning him longest drive. to the pin. Beau Forrest not only won Men’s night is every Tuesday at closest to the pin, but also long drive, 6:30 p.m. All men are welcome to play. It is best-ball, scramble format. by smashing the ball on No. 5, and

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outdriving every man at the tournament. Kathy Herring won long drive on hole No. 9. The tournament was a great success, raising lots for a great cause. Upcoming Events Our next tournament is the Bird Birthday tournament to celebrate the birthdays of Roy Bird, Elmer Bird, Pat Bird, and Glen Bird. Join us for this fun-filled birthday tournament on Aug. 16. More details to come. Fun Fact Friday One of the world’s most popular actors, Samuel L. Jackson, is also an avid golfer. In fact, the star of flicks like “Pulp Fiction” and “Django Unchained” has a contract clause to play golf twice a week whenever he films movies.


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Donovan to retire after MLS season GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer

CARSON, Calif. — A year after Landon Donovan returned to soccer, he realized he had lost his passion for the sport again. This time, the best player in American history decided to walk away for good. The 32-year-old Donovan announced Thursday he will retire from professional soccer at the end of the MLS season, wrapping up the most prolific career in the league’s history with one last run at a championship with the LA Galaxy. “I think for the last few years, I haven’t had the same passion that I had previously in my career,” Donovan said at the Galaxy’s stadium. “To some extent, I had felt obligated to keep playing. ... It’s time to enjoy the rest of the season, and there would be no better way than to go out as a champion, so that’s what I want to do.” Donovan is the top goal-scorer in MLS history and the top scorer in U.S. national team history, excelling as a forward and a midfielder. He was even named the

most valuable player of his 14th MLS All-Star game on Wednesday night in Portland, scoring a goal in the All-Stars’ 2-1 win over Bayern Munich, only to make his stunning retirement announcement the next day. “All I could think is that if everyone only knew,” Donovan said with a grin. Donovan, a five-time MLS champion with the Galaxy and the San Jose Earthquakes, made his retirement announcement on the same stage where he agreed to a multiyear contract extension with the Galaxy just a year ago, pronouncing himself revitalized after an extended sabbatical. He took several months off following the Galaxy’s second straight MLS Cup title alongside now-retired David Beckham in December 2012. Donovan traveled extensively during his time off, and he plans to see even more of the world after his career ends this fall. “It gets me excited thinking about it,” Donovan said. “For 16 years, almost every decision I’ve made, every hour of every day, has revolved around, ‘How is this going to prepare me for

tomorrow’s training session or tomorrow’s game?’ Just having the freedom to do whatever you want is exciting, and I’m looking forward to that.” Donovan has been a key component of MLS’ impressive growth during his 14 years in the top North American league. After he struggled for playing time at Bayer Leverkusen as a teenager, he chose to pursue a pro career in his native California instead of Europe, adding a marquee attraction to the then-struggling league. “There is no doubt that Major League Soccer would not be what it is today without Landon Donovan,” MLS Commissioner Don Garber said. “His decision to join MLS in 2001 was a statement to the entire soccer community, at the most crucial time in our history, that MLS could be a league of choice for the best American players. Landon is to MLS what Michael Jordan was to the NBA, Wayne Gretzky was to the NHL and Tiger Woods was to the PGA Tour: a player whose sporting accomplishments and popularity transformed their respective leagues and set a new

standard for how the game would be played.” Donovan said his decision wasn’t spurred by his omission from his fourth U.S. World Cup team this summer. He was surprised and disappointed by coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s decision, feeling he had done enough in training camp to warrant inclusion. “I certainly wasn’t going to allow one person’s poor choice this summer to affect a decision like this,” Donovan said. Donovan is the career U.S. leader with 57 international goals over 156 appearances, and he has scored five World Cup goals, including his famed stoppage-time goal against Algeria four years ago to send the Americans to the second round. He watched the American team in Brazil from afar as a television commentator. “Quite simply the best player ever to wear the USMNT jersey,” U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati posted on his Twitter account. Donovan has no concrete plans for his long-term future in soccer, but he is eager to work

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Wednesday, Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan reacts on the pitch after he scored the winning goal of the MLS All-Star match against Bayern Munich in Portland, Ore.

with young players in the Galaxy’s academy training program. “Landon’s legacy is secure with the Galaxy,” said Galaxy President Chris Klein, Donovan’s former teammate and roommate. “So to be able to celebrate that for the rest of the year in terms of how he goes out will be great. When he decides what it is that he wants to do and where he

wants to put his heart and energy next, we’ll be there to talk about that.” Donovan has played for the Galaxy since 2005, also going on loan to Everton and Bayern Munich during the Galaxy’s offseason. Donovan struggled early in his pro career in Europe, but was popular during his two stints with Everton.

Can US soccer fans become MLS fans? ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer

PORTLAND, Ore. — This summer showed Major League Soccer that attracting U.S. fans to the game is no longer an issue. It’s engaging them that the league sees as its next step. MLS wrapped up its All-Star game celebration Wednesday night with a 2-1 victory over German power Bayern Munich. The match at Portland’s Providence Park capped a wildly successful few months for the sport stateside, following the U.S. national team’s run to the round of 16 in Brazil that drew record television ratings. And it was certainly not lost on the league when an exhibition match between Manchester United and Real Madrid drew nearly 110,000 fans at the Big House in Michigan last week. MLS Deputy Commissioner Mark Abbott met this week with a group of re-

porters to discuss the state of the league, which is in the midst of its 19th season. “From our experience we had a breakthrough in cultural relevance that we hadn’t really seen before,” he said. Given that breakthrough, it wasn’t surprising that one of the biggest themes Abbott hit on was expansion. The league aims to expand from its current 19 teams to 24 teams by 2020. Abbott said further expansion would likely be unwise, based on business models that take into consideration the player pool and television deals. “When we started the league, we did a lot to study all the other professional sports leagues, and we studied the North American Soccer League, specifically,” he said. “We were concerned not about the ultimate size but the rapidness of the expansion. When we think about expansion, we try to think about it strategically.” Orlando will join the league starting next season, along with a second New

York team. Atlanta comes on board in 2017 and superstar David Beckham’s group will land a Miami team pending a stadium deal. There are several cities vying for that final spot, including Sacramento, California, home of the popular USL PRO side Sacramento Republic FC. Austin, Texas, and Las Vegas are some of the other cities that the league is looking at. But MLS will face some challenges in the coming year. The MLS Collective Bargaining Agreement will expire after this season and player compensation is key to growing the league, which is still snubbed by top homegrown players who choose the big contracts and international notoriety associated with the top global clubs. But the trend has started to shift with players like Clint Dempsey going to the Seattle Sounders and Michael Bradley playing for Toronto FC. MLS player compensation totaled

Prosecutor: Pistorius has not won this race PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — In closing arguments in a murder trial that has riveted South Africa and many around the world, the chief prosecutor said Thursday that Olympian Oscar Pistorius dropped “the baton of truth” and produced a succession of lies to save himself from a conviction for shooting to death his girlfriend. Likening the sensational trial to the sport that made the double-amputee runner world-famous, Gerrie Nel said Pistorius had lost this race and urged the judge to convict him of premeditated murder for killing Reeva Steenkamp. The charge carries a sentence of at least 25 years and up to life in prison. Nel said Pistorius’ explanation that he acted out of fear there was a dangerous intrud-

er hiding in a toilet cubicle in his bathroom was “absolutely devoid of any truth.” Nel criticized Pistorius in the Pretoria courtroom, saying he was an “appalling witness” ready to lie at every chance to cover up a murder. The chief prosecutor spoke for nearly five hours, using the 109-page written argument the prosecution submitted to the court last week. Chief defense lawyer Barry Roux listened and checked files as Nel spoke. Judge Thokozile Masipa occasionally questioned Nel, and urged him at one point to speed up. At the start of closing arguments, she had warned the lawyers they had only until the end of Friday to complete them in court. “Unless, of course, you want to work on a Saturday and perhaps Sunday, after

church,” she said, smiling. The defense repeated its claim that police had tampered with crucial evidence at the scene, but Roux had only started his final arguments when Judge Masipa postponed proceedings until Friday for the defense to finish. That day is scheduled to be the 41st and final day of proceedings before Masipa adjourns to consider a verdict with her two legal assessors, five months after the trial opened. South Africa has no trial by jury and there are no limits on how long Masipa may take to reach her judgment. Pistorius could also be convicted of a lesser murder charge or negligent killing, both of which call for years in jail. The judge could acquit him if she believes he only made a tragic error.

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$42 million in 2007 and has risen to $115 million this year, according to salaries released by the MLS Players Union and analyzed by The Associated Press. The average grew from $113,800 to $208,100. Dempsey has $6,695,000 in guaranteed compensation with Seattle and Bradley $6.5 million with Toronto. But the median — the figure where an equal number of players are above and below — is just under $92,000. The minimum salaries of $48,500 (for the first 24 players on each roster) and $36,500 (for the final five) figure to be a point of contention in the CBA negotiation. “In terms of the underlying facts, there are many good news stories that we have, but we continue to face financial challenges at both the league level and the team level,” Abbott said. “We will be very open with our players about that and we will be very clear about the financial condition of

our teams and our league and clear about the type of investments we can make and clear about the type of investments that we can’t make. “We don’t go into looking for a fight, and neither do they. We’ll see how it plays out.” Raising the salary cap would help clubs attract talent. The clubs have a $3.1 million salary cap, although top players like Dempsey and Bradley are considered designated players, meaning only a portion of their salary counts against the cap. Abbott did not outline formal plans to raise the cap. The league will also have to deal with the fate of Chivas USA in Los Angeles. The league bought the team from Jorge Vergara and Angelica Fuentes in February, and the search for a new owner is ongoing. MLS is also seeking a new home Chivas, which shares StubHub Center with the L.A. Galaxy.

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Dodgers blank Angels, win 3rd straight By The Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. — HyunJin Ryu yielded two hits over seven dominant innings, Hanley Ramirez had a two-run single and the Los Angeles Dodgers wrapped up the Freeway Series with their third straight win, 7-0 over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night. Angel Stadium was filled with its biggest crowd in 16 years, but the blue-clad fans had all the fun as the Dodgers won the Freeway Series for the first time since 2006. Ryu (13-5) was brilliant in his fourth victory in five starts, striking out four and allowing just two runners to reach third base. Adrian Gonzalez added a late two-run single for the NLleading Dodgers (66-50), who thoroughly shut down their Southern California neighbors. The Angels (67-47) managed just two runs on eight hits in the final 24 innings of the series, falling three games behind Oakland atop the overall major league standings. ATHLETICS 3, TWINS 0 OAKLAND, Calif. — Jon Lester pitched a three-hitter for his fourth career shutout, leading Oakland to the win. The All-Star left-hander struck out eight, walked two and only allowed two runners past first base in his 11th career complete game. Lester (12-7) was making second start since being acquired at the trade deadline as part of the blockbuster deal that sent Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes to Boston. Stephen Vogt homered to help Oakland become the first team in the majors to reach 70 wins.

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Mike Napoli and Christian 31st save and New York’s fifth win Vasquez each drove in a run for in six games. Stephen Drew’s RBI double Boston in the third. was the only extra-base hit in a game dominated by Greene and NATIONALS 5, METS 3 fellow 25-year-old starter Rick Porcello. WASHINGTON — Bryce Harper’s two-run homer in the ORIOLES 2, BLUE JAYS 1 13th inning lifted Washington to a season-high 4 1/2-game lead in the TORONTO — Caleb Joseph NL East. The Nationals take that marhomered for the fourth consecutive game, Miguel Gonzalez won for gin over the reeling second-place the first time in three starts and the Braves into a three-game series Orioles won for the fourth time in that opens Friday at Atlanta. The Braves were off Thursday after an five games. The Orioles lead the AL East 0-8 road trip against the Dodgers, by five games over Toronto and the Padres and Mariners. New York Yankees. It was the ALbest 35th road victory for BaltiMARINERS 13, more, which has won six consecuWHITE SOX 3 tive series, extending a season-best SEATTLE — Roenis Elias took streak. Gonzalez (6-6) allowed four a no-hitter into the fifth inning, and hits in six innings, including An- Dustin Ackley led a potent Seattle thony Gose’s leadoff homer in the fifth. The right-hander improved to 2-1 with a 2.78 ERA in his last seven starts. Zach Britton pitched the ninth for his 24th save in 27 chances.

offense with a home run and four RBIs. Elias (9-9) allowed only one walk before Conor Gillaspie hit a one-out double in the fifth. The rookie stranded Gillaspie, but left the game after giving up a two-run home run to Dayan Viciedo with two outs in the sixth.

pull within 2 1/2 games of first- day night, leading the Reds to the place Detroit in the AL Central. victory. The Reds won three of four in the annual series, splitting two PIRATES 7, MARLINS 2 games in Cleveland and sweepPITTSBURGH — Edinson ing a pair at Great American Ball Volquez pitched one-hit ball for Park. seven innings for the Pirates, and rookie Gregory Polanco drove in CUBS 6, ROCKIES 2 four runs. DENVER — Javier Baez hit Marlins reliever Dan Jennings was hit in the head by a line drive two more homers and drove in four off the bat of Jordy Mercer in the runs, leading the Cubs to the win. Baez also had an RBI single, and seventh. Manager Mike Redmond said Jennings had his eyes open fellow rookie Kyle Hendricks (3-1) and was responding to questions as pitched a career-high eight innings after the start of the game was dehe was taken to a hospital. layed 39 minutes because of rain.

ROYALS 6, DIAMONDBACKS 2 PHOENIX — Jeremy Guthrie retired the final 19 batters in Kansas City’s first complete game this season, and the Royals completed a three-game interleague sweep. Guthrie (8-9) allowed seven hits, struck out four and walked none in his eighth career complete game. Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer for the Royals, who have won four in a row and 12 of 15 to

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PHILLIES 6, ASTROS 5

CINCINNATI — Homer Bailey pitched seven innings to end PHILADELPHIA — Ryan his losing streak against Cleve- Howard hit a grand slam, capping land, and Billy Hamilton had an the Phillies’ five-run rally in the RBI triple and scored a run Thurs- eighth inning.

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BREWERS 3, GIANTS 1 MILWAUKEE — Wily Peralta became the majors’ first 14-game winner, earning his fifth straight victory for Milwaukee. Peralta (14-6) struck out a career-high nine in 6 2-3 innings. He gave up one run and seven hits while improving to 10-1 with a 4.06 ERA in his last 12 starts. Francisco Rodriguez pitched the ninth for his 34th save. Jake Peavy (0-3) allowed three runs and nine hits in 5 2-3 innings for San Francisco. The veteran right-hander is 0-12 in 18 outings since winning at Toronto while with Boston on April 25.

CARDINALS 5, RED SOX 2 ST. LOUIS — Adam Wainwright pitched seven innings for his 14th win, matching Milwaukee’s Wily Peralta for the major league lead, and rookie Kolten Wong homered twice for St. Louis. Jhonny Peralta’s two-run double keyed a three-run first off Brandon Workman (1-5) and Wong had his first multihomer game. The Cardinals took two of three from their stripped-down opponents, who beat them in the World Series last fall but are in last place in the AL East. Wainwright (14-6) allowed two runs and seven hits. Pat Neshek got three outs for his third save.

Sports Briefs Circle track racing set for Saturday The Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions - Circle Track Division will hold races Saturday at 6 p.m. at Twin City Raceway. The gates open at 3 p.m., while qualifying is at 4 p.m. There will be stock cars, late models, legends and sprints, depending on participants. Military veterans get in free, as do GCI customers bringing a bill or invoice. General admission is $10, while seniors and students get in for $5.

Oden arrested on battery charges INDIANAPOLIS — Former No. 1 NBA draft pick Greg Oden has been arrested in Indianapolis on battery charges alleging that he punched a woman in the face. Police in the suburban community of Lawrence say the 26-yearold was arrested early Thursday on two preliminary counts of misdemeanor battery and remains jailed. A police report says officers called to a home found a woman on a sofa with a bloody face. Oden allegedly told officers “things got out of control” during an argument with his ex-girlfriend and he punched her in the face as others tried to hold him back. The 7-foot Oden was a star at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis and played a season at Ohio State before the Portland Trail Blazers made him the NBA’s top 2007 draft pick.

NBA suspends Felton DALLAS — The NBA suspended new Dallas Mavericks guard Raymond Felton on Thursday for the first four games of the season after his guilty plea in a New York gun case. “I demonstrated poor judgment and I take full responsibility for my actions,” Felton said in a statement released by the Mavericks. “Moving forward I’m eager to get to Dallas, to start fresh and make a positive impact in the Dallas metropolitan area.” The criminal case arose last winter, as Felton dealt with the breakup of his marriage and a struggling season with the New York Knicks. Felton pleaded guilty July 23 in New York to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm. He admitted he knowingly had a large-capacity ammunition magazine and a semi-automatic pistol without a license. The plea involved Felton admitting to the felony but avoiding jail time. He was immediately sentenced to 500 hours of community service and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine. His case will be closed without jail time or probation if he complies with his sentencing. Felton will be allowed to complete his community service outside the state of New York.

Clowney says he will start HOUSTON — Top overall draft pick Jadeveon Clowney says he will start Saturday’s preseason opener at Arizona after missing practice time this week with an undisclosed injury. Clowney’s proclamation seemed to catch Texans coach Bill O’Brien by surprise. Clowney returned to practice on Thursday after sitting out the last three workouts. Clowney had sports hernia surgery on June 12, missed the team’s three-day minicamp and has been limited in training camp. He hurt himself late in Saturday’s workout, but was back on the field Thursday. He participated in some team drills, chasing quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick out of bounds on one play. “Felt great,” Clowney said. “Trying to get back into the groove, practicing again.” Clowney wouldn’t say what exactly kept him out this week, saying only that the team was “being very careful.” But he said definitively that he would start Saturday’s game, although he stopped shy of saying he was 100 percent healthy.

— Staff and wire reports

Soccer MLS Standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA S. Kansas City 11 5 6 39 32 20 D.C. 11 6 4 37 32 21 Toronto FC 8 7 5 29 29 28 New York 6 6 10 28 35 33 Columbus 6 7 9 27 26 28 New England 8 12 2 26 29 35 Philadelphia 5 8 9 24 34 36 Houston 6 11 4 22 23 40 Chicago 3 5 13 22 28 34 Montreal 3 13 5 14 21 39

WESTERN CONFERENCE Seattle 12 6 2 38 Real Salt Lake 9 4 9 36 Los Angeles 9 4 6 33 FC Dallas 9 7 6 33 Colorado 8 8 6 30 Vancouver 6 4 11 29 Portland 6 7 9 27 San Jose 6 8 5 23 Chivas USA 6 10 5 23 NOTE: Three points for victory, for tie.

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Wednesday’s Games MLS All-Stars 2, Bayern Munich 1 Friday’s Games San Jose at Los Angeles, 6:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Montreal at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. Toronto FC at Columbus, 3:30 p.m. Colorado at FC Dallas, 5 p.m. D.C. United at Real Salt Lake, 6 p.m. Chivas USA at Portland, 6:30 p.m. All Times ADT

Golf PGA Championship

Thursday At Valhalla Golf Club Louisville, Ky. Purse: $10 million Yardage: 7,458; Par 71 (35-36) First Round Lee Westwood 32-33—65 Kevin Chappell 32-33—65 Ryan Palmer 34-31—65 Jim Furyk 31-35—66 Edoardo Molinari 31-35—66 Henrik Stenson 32-34—66 Rory McIlroy 32-34—66 Chris Wood 32-34—66 Mikko Ilonen 33-34—67 Jerry Kelly 32-35—67 Joost Luiten 33-35—68 Ian Poulter 35-33—68 Bernd Wiesberger 33-35—68 Shane Lowry 33-35—68 Danny Willett 34-34—68 Shawn Stefani 35-33—68 Matt Jones 35-33—68 Seung-Yul Noh 34-34—68 J.B. Holmes 33-35—68 Rickie Fowler 34-35—69 Victor Dubuisson 35-34—69 Nick Watney 35-34—69 Jimmy Walker 36-33—69 Jason Day 34-35—69 Phil Mickelson 32-37—69 Jamie Donaldson 34-35—69 Rafael Cabrera-Bello 35-34—69 Kevin Streelman 35-34—69 Russell Henley 34-35—69 Alexander Levy 35-34—69 Graham DeLaet 34-35—69 Steve Stricker 35-34—69 Cameron Tringale 34-35—69 Geoff Ogilvy 35-34—69 Patrick Reed 34-36—70 Colin Montgomerie 35-35—70 Brendon Todd 32-38—70 Ernie Els 36-34—70 Brendon de Jonge 34-36—70 Louis Oosthuizen 34-36—70 Justin Rose 33-37—70 Stephen Gallacher 34-36—70 Charley Hoffman 35-35—70 Sergio Garcia 36-34—70 Bubba Watson 33-37—70 Martin Kaymer 33-37—70 Hunter Mahan 36-34—70 Luke Donald 31-39—70 Zach Johnson 34-36—70 Richard Sterne 34-36—70 Tim Clark 35-35—70 Daniel Summerhays 37-33—70 Chris Stroud 35-35—70 Robert Karlsson 36-35—71 Hideki Matsuyama 37-34—71 Billy Horschel 34-37—71 Brian Stuard 35-36—71 Jordan Spieth 35-36—71 Adam Scott 35-36—71 Thongchai Jaidee 35-36—71 Brian Harman 37-34—71 Brooks Koepka 37-34—71 Kevin Stadler 33-38—71 Marc Leishman 37-34—71 Marc Warren 35-36—71 Brendan Steele 34-37—71 Pat Perez 36-35—71 Scott Brown 34-37—71 Scott Stallings 33-38—71 Jonas Blixt 34-37—71 Erik Compton 34-37—71 Fabrizio Zanotti 34-37—71 G. Fdez-Castano 36-35—71 Bill Haas 35-36—71 Vijay Singh 34-37—71 T. Olesen 32-39—71 FrancescoMolinari 34-37—71 Jason Bohn 35-36—71 Shaun Micheel 35-37—72 Freddie Jacobson 32-40—72 K.J. Choi 34-38—72 Miguel Angel Jimenez 35-37—72 Charl Schwartzel 35-37—72 Stewart Cink 36-36—72 Ryo Ishikawa 34-38—72 Gary Woodland 36-36—72 Anirban Lahiri 34-38—72 Tom Watson 35-37—72 Davis Love III 35-37—72 Kenny Perry 36-36—72 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 36-36—72 Steve Schneiter 35-37—72 Roberto Castro 37-36—73

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Basketball WNBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE x-Atlanta Washington Indiana Chicago New York Connecticut

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WESTERN CONFERENCE x-Phoenix 25 4 .862 — x-Minnesota 24 6 .800 1½ Los Angeles 13 16 .448 12 San Antonio 13 17 .433 12½ Tulsa 11 19 .367 14½ Seattle 11 20 .355 15 x-clinched playoff spot Thursday’s Games Minnesota 74, Chicago 64 Phoenix 78, San Antonio 73, OT Seattle 88, Atlanta 68 Friday’s Games Washington at Indiana, 3 p.m. Connecticut at New York, 3:30 p.m. San Antonio at Tulsa, 4 p.m. Atlanta at Los Angeles, 6:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Minnesota at Phoenix, 6 p.m. All Times ADT

Football NFL Preseason AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W N.Y. Jets Miami New England Buffalo South Houston Jacksonville Tennessee Indianapolis North Baltimore Cleveland Pittsburgh Cincinnati West Denver Kansas City San Diego Oakland

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Thursday’s Games N.Y. Jets 13, Indianapolis 10 Washington 23, New England 6 Baltimore 23, San Francisco 3 Kansas City 41, Cincinnati 39 Denver 21, Seattle 16 San Diego 27, Dallas 7 Friday’s Games Miami at Atlanta, 3 p.m. Buffalo at Carolina, 3:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Jacksonville, 3:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago, 4 p.m. Oakland at Minnesota, 4 p.m. New Orleans at St. Louis, 4 p.m. Saturday’s Games Cleveland at Detroit, 3:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Giants, 3:30 p.m. Green Bay at Tennessee, 4 p.m. Houston at Arizona, 4:30 p.m. All Times ADT

Baseball AL Standings

East Division W Baltimore 65 New York 60 Toronto 61 Tampa Bay 55 Boston 50 Central Division Detroit 62 Kansas City 60 Cleveland 57 Chicago 55 Minnesota 51 West Division Oakland 70 Los Angeles 67 Seattle 60 Houston 47 Texas 45

L 49 54 55 59 64

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.554 — .531 2½ .496 6½ .474 9 .451 11½

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GB — 5 5 10 15

.614 — .588 3 .526 10 .409 23½ .395 25

Thursday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 1, Detroit 0 Philadelphia 6, Houston 5 Baltimore 2, Toronto 1 Cincinnati 4, Cleveland 0 St. Louis 5, Boston 2 Kansas City 6, Arizona 2 L.A. Dodgers 7, L.A. Angels 0 Oakland 3, Minnesota 0 Seattle 13, Chicago White Sox 3 Friday’s Games Tampa Bay (Archer 7-6) at Chicago Cubs (Wada 1-1), 12:05 p.m. Cleveland (Bauer 4-6) at N.Y. Yankees (Rogers 1-0), 3:05 p.m. St. Louis (Masterson 1-0) at Baltimore (Tillman 8-5), 3:05 p.m. Detroit (An.Sanchez 8-5) at Toronto (Dickey 9-11), 3:07 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 138) at Kansas City (J.Vargas 8-5), 4:10 p.m. Texas (Mikolas 1-4) at Houston (Oberholtzer 4-7), 4:10 p.m. Boston (Webster 1-1) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 12-6), 6:05 p.m. Minnesota (Gibson 10-8) at Oakland (Kazmir 12-4), 6:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Quintana 6-7) at Seattle (Iwakuma 9-6), 6:10 p.m. Saturday’s Games Cleveland at N.Y. Yankees, 9:05 a.m. Detroit at Toronto, 9:07 a.m. St. Louis at Baltimore, 12:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Chicago Cubs, 12:05 p.m. San Francisco at Kansas City, 3:10 p.m. Texas at Houston, 3:10 p.m. Boston at L.A. Angels, 5:05 p.m. Minnesota at Oakland, 5:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Seattle, 5:10 p.m. All Times ADT

NL Standings

East Division W Washington 62 Atlanta 58 Miami 55 New York 54 Philadelphia 52 Central Division Milwaukee 63 St. Louis 61 Pittsburgh 61 Cincinnati 59 Chicago 49 West Division Los Angeles 66 San Francisco 62 San Diego 52 Arizona 49 Colorado 45

L 51 56 59 61 63

Pct .549 .509 .482 .470 .452

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.548 .540 .535 .513 .434

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Thursday’s Games Washington 5, N.Y. Mets 3, 13 innings Milwaukee 3, San Francisco 1 Chicago Cubs 6, Colorado 2 Philadelphia 6, Houston 5 Pittsburgh 7, Miami 2 Cincinnati 4, Cleveland 0 St. Louis 5, Boston 2 Kansas City 6, Arizona 2 L.A. Dodgers 7, L.A. Angels 0 Friday’s Games Tampa Bay (Archer 7-6) at Chicago Cubs (Wada 1-1), 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (B.Colon 10-9) at Philadelphia (A.Burnett 6-11), 3:05 p.m. San Diego (Kennedy 8-9) at Pittsburgh (Worley 4-1), 3:05 p.m. St. Louis (Masterson 1-0) at Baltimore (Tillman 8-5), 3:05 p.m. Miami (Eovaldi 5-6) at Cincinnati (Leake 9-9), 3:10 p.m. Washington (Strasburg 8-9) at Atlanta (E.Santana 10-6), 3:35 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (R.Hernandez 6-8) at Milwaukee (Lohse 11-6), 4:10 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 138) at Kansas City (J.Vargas 8-5), 4:10 p.m. Colorado (Matzek 2-6) at Arizona

(C.Anderson 6-4), 5:40 p.m. Saturday’s Games St. Louis at Baltimore, 12:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Chicago Cubs, 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, 3:05 p.m. San Diego at Pittsburgh, 3:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Milwaukee, 3:10 p.m. Miami at Cincinnati, 3:10 p.m. San Francisco at Kansas City, 3:10 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 3:10 p.m. Colorado at Arizona, 4:10 p.m. All Times ADT

sio (7), Brothers (9) and Rosario. W_Hendricks 3-1. L_Flande 0-4. HRs_Chicago, J.Baez 2 (3), S.Castro (12).

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Carroll, Surkamp (6), D.Webb (6), Rienzo (7), Cleto (7) and Flowers; Elias, Maurer (6), Farquhar (8) and Zunino. W_Elias 9-9. L_Carroll 4-7. HRs_Chicago, Viciedo (15). Seattle, Ackley (8), En.Chavez (2), Cano (9), Seager (17).

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Workman, Breslow (6), Badenhop (7), Layne (8) and Vazquez; Wainwright, Siegrist (8), Neshek (9) and T.Cruz. W_Wainwright 14-6. L_Workman 1-5. Sv_Neshek (3). HRs_St. Louis, Wong 2 (9).

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BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Activated INF-OF Kelly Johnson from the 15-day DL. Optioned OF-INF Mookie Betts to Pawtucket (IL). LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Acquired RHP Vinnie Pestano from the Cleveland Indians for RHP Michael Clevinger. TEXAS RANGERS — Reinstated C Chris Gimenez from the paternity list and designated him for assignment. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Placed 3B Brett Lawrie on the 15-day DL. Recalled LHP Rob Rasmussen from Buffalo (IL). National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Recalled 3B Jake Lamb from Reno (PCL). Designated INF Andy Marte for assignment. CINCINNATI INDIANS — Recalled RHP C.C. Lee from Columbus (IL). Optioned RHP Danny Salazar to Columbus. COLORADO ROCKIES — Recalled RHP Juan Nicasio from Colorado Springs (PCL). Optioned RHP Brooks Brown to Colorado Springs. LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Acquired RHP Roberto Hernandez from Philadelphia for two players to be named or cash considerations. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Activated OF Angel Pagan from the 15-day DL. Optioned INF Matt Duffy to Richmond (EL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Reinstated C Wilson Ramos from the paternity list. Optioned C Sandy Leon to Syracuse (IL). BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA — Suspended Dallas G Raymond Felton four games for pleading guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm, in violation of the law of the State of New York. DETROIT PISTONS — Named Tim Hardaway and Malik Allen assistant coaches, Jeff Nix assistant general manager, Quentin Richardson director of player development, Jon Ishop director of sports medicine and Anthony Harvey strength and conditioning coach. MIAMI HEAT — Signed G Tyler Johnson. FOOTBALL National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS — Released LB Ernie Sims. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Signed K Kevin Goessling. Waived K-P Michael Palardy. SOCCER Major League Soccer D.C. UNITED — Acquired F-MF David Estrada from Seattle for a 2017 third-round SuperDraft pick. Released F Christiano Francois. FC DALLAS — Added D Walter Cabrera on loan from Paraguayan Primera Division side General Diaz. LA GALAXY — Announced the retirement of F Landon Donovan, at the end of the MLS season. COLLEGE AUSTIN PEAY — Named Dustin Korte, men’s interim golf coach. ETSU — Named Allan Johnson assistant strength training coach. LEHMAN — Named Casey Melilli women’s interim soccer coach. NEBRASKA — Named Diane Mendenhall associate athletic director for development and ticket operations. OKLAHOMA CITY — Named Tanner Ives assistant sports information director. RUTGERS — Named Jim Mitchell men’s assistant lacrosse coach and defensive coordinator. Named Kari Williams women’s golf coach. SAINT AUGUSTINE’S — Announced it will re-institute the men’s golf program, beginning with the 2014-2015 season. Named Robert Hinton golf coach. SAM HOUSTON STATE — Named Jay Sirianni pitching coach, Lance Harvell baseball recruiting coordinator, Shane Wedd volunteer assistant baseball coach and Gary Miller director of baseball operations. SUSQUEHANNA — Named Rocco Salomone defensive coordinator, Dave Shinskie wide receivers coach, Tanner Strein tight end and assistant strength & conditioning coach and coach John Vovakes outside linebackers/safeties coach. WENTWORTH — Named Jay Pecora ice hockey coach.


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chatter has been going on for weeks and the teams had been discussing a possible deal long before James announced he was re-signing with the Cavaliers. In Miami, James won two titles and went to four straight NBA finals with teammates Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. They were a power trio, making the Heat both envied and despised by the rest of the league. James, Irving and Love could be equally devastating. Now in the prime of his career at 29, James is the best player in the NBA as he returns home to Ohio. Irving is 22, this year’s All-Star game MVP, and just beginning to scratch his potential. And the 25-year-old Love is coming off his best season, one in which he averaged 26.1 points, 12.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists. He’s the top “stretch 4” — a power forward who can rebound and shoot 3-pointers — in the game, but all of his offensive gifts haven’t been enough to get the Timberwolves into the playoffs in the rugged Western Conference. That won’t be a problem in Cleveland now that James is back. The Cavs, who haven’t been to the

playoffs since James left in 2010, are certainly expected to be one of the league’s top teams. Although they’re giving up Wiggins and Bennett, they have promising role players in Dion Waiters, Tristan Thompson, Mike Miller and Anderson Varejao, giving them more than enough talent to challenge anyone in the Eastern Conference. Love can opt out of his contract next summer, and the three-time AllStar made it clear to the Timberwolves that he was looking to join a contender after missing the postseason for six seasons in Minnesota. For the Timberwolves, the departure of Love ends one era. But Wiggins could be the start of something special in Minnesota. A prep sensation in Canada before spending one season at Kansas, he’s a super-athletic wing player scouts deem NBA-ready from a defensive standpoint. He needs to work on his offense, but appears to be a perfect fit to play alongside point guard Ricky Rubio in a new, more up-tempo Wolves offense. Wiggins’ representatives have already begun researching possible endorsement opportunities for him in Minnesota, according to a person with knowledge of those pursuits. That person spoke to The AP on condition of anonymity because the deals have not been completed.

Bennett, the No. 1 pick in 2013, also has intriguing potential. He struggled last season while recovering from a shoulder injury but looked much improved in the Las Vegas Summer League. As promising as the deal is for Minnesota, it will be tough replacing Love, who was face of the franchise. He alone gave worn out Timberwolves fans a reason to come to the arena during cold winters after Kevin Garnett was traded to Boston. In Cleveland, Love gets what he’s wanted for so long — a talent-laden roster that expects to compete not just for the postseason, but for a title. The teams had talked before the draft about a trade involving Love, but his camp made it clear to Cavs owner Dan Gilbert and Cleveland’s front office that he wasn’t interested in signing a long-term contract with a young and unproven team that had not made the playoffs since 2010. Then James left Miami for home, changing everything for Love, who won a gold medal with the four-time MVP at the 2012 London Olympics. The Wolves and Cavs have been in agreement on Love and Wiggins being the primary pieces of a trade for some time, the people with knowledge of the deal said. One told AP the Cavaliers have not had any discussions on a contract value or length for Love.

Team USA loses Durant BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer

Kevin Durant withdrew Thursday from the U.S. national team, the biggest loss yet for a weakening American squad that will go to Spain without the leading scorer on its last two gold medal winners. The NBA’s MVP took part in the Americans’ training camp in Las Vegas last week, but then informed team officials that he wasn’t going to continue. “Kevin reached out to Coach K and myself this afternoon and expressed that he is just physically and mentally drained from the NBA season and his attention to his many responsibilities,’ USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said in a statement. “He tried to give it a go at our recent Las Vegas training camp but felt coming out of camp that he was not prepared to fulfill the commitment he made to the team.” Durant was the MVP of the world championship in 2010, leading the Americans to that title for

the first time since 1994. The Oklahoma City star also started on their gold medal-winning team in the 2012 Olympics and led the Americans with 19.5 points per game. His withdrawal comes less than a week after Indiana’s Paul George was lost to a broken right leg and follows previous withdrawals by All-Stars Kevin Love, Blake Griffin and LaMarcus Aldridge, and NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard. “This was an extremely difficult decision as I take great pride in representing our country,” Durant said. “I know that I owe it to my USA Basketball teammates to be totally invested in the experience. After going through training camp with USAB, I realized I could not fulfill my responsibilities to the team from both a time and energy standpoint. “I need to take a step back and take some time away, both mentally and physically in order to prepare for the upcoming NBA season. I will be rooting for USAB and look forward to future opportunities with them.”

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Broncos running back Kapri Bibbs fumbles as Seattle Seahawks’ Michael Robinson chases down the football during the second half of an NFL preseason football game Thursday in Denver. Denver recovered the fumble.

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63 yards and the officials threw six flags, including one for offsetting penalties. The drive lasted 9 minutes, 9 seconds — a good two minutes longer than Denver’s longest drive last season. There was even a flag thrown on the ensuing touchback when Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane was whistled for taunting. Lane also was whistled for a 31yard pass interference on firstand-35 play in the second half during a moan-inducing sequence in which penalties were called on five consecutive snaps. Just when the officials walked off the taunting penalty to Seattle’s 10-yard line, the game was delayed for 46 minutes after lightning struck within an 8-mile perimeter of Sports Authority Field, where it was sunny.

RAVENS 23, 49ERS 3 BALTIMORE — Joe Flacco needed just one drive to show how effective the Baltimore Ravens’ offense can be under Gary

Kubiak. Flacco produced an 80-yard touchdown march in his only series, and the Ravens beat San Francisco in a preseason opener. It was the third time in three tries that Ravens coach John Harbaugh got the best of his brother, Jim Harbaugh, coach of the 49ers. Baltimore previously defeated San Francisco on Thanksgiving 2011 and in the Super Bowl ending the 2012 season. In this one, each team played its starting unit for one series before the backups took over. After Colin Kaepernick moved the 49ers 66 yards for a field goal, Flacco made himself right at home in Kubiak’s variation of the West Coast offense, going 4 for 5 for 52 yards.

CHIEFS 41, BENGALS 39 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Sean Smith and Malcolm Bronson returned interceptions for touchdowns, De’Anthony Thomas brought back a punt 80 yards for another score and Kansas City beat Cincinnati in its preseason opener. Andy Dalton was sharp in his only series for the Bengals after signing a new six-year deal this week. He hit wide receiver A.J.

Green for a 53-yard pass to set up the opening field goal. He quickly gave way to backup Jason Campbell, who was just 6 of 15 for 72 yards. And while he threw a pair of touchdown passes, he also was responsible for the pick-6s by Smith and Bronson before getting banged up midway through the third quarter. The Bengals’ Dre Kirkpatrick also returned an interception for a touchdown.

JETS 13, COLTS 10 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Michael Vick led the New York Jets on a touchdown drive, capped by fellow newcomer Chris Johnson’s 1-yard scoring run, in a victory over Indianapolis in the preseason opener for both teams. Geno Smith, looking to retain his starting job in his second season, was 4 of 6 for 33 yards in two series with the first-team offense that included a 51-yard field goal by Nick Folk before giving way to Vick. The 34-year-old backup received a hearty cheer from the crowd at MetLife Stadium, and moved the starting offense for the Jets down the field against the Colts’ second-team defense. The 14-play drive was helped by two 15-yard penalties on the Colts.

Vick was 3 of 6 for 17 yards.

CHARGERS 27, COWBOYS 7 SAN DIEGO — New backup quarterback Kellen Clemens threw a 70-yard touchdown pass to Dontrelle Inman midway through the third quarter and the San Diego Chargers beat the Dallas Cowboys 27-7 Thursday night in an exhibition opener. Inman, who played in the CFL the last two seasons, beat single coverage down the right sideline and was gone to give San Diego a 17-7 lead. Clemens made his Chargers debut after signing as a free agent in March and replacing Charlie Whitehurst as backup to Philip Rivers. After Inman scored, the Chargers got the ball right back on a strip sack by Thomas Keiser and recovery by Damik Scafre. Kerwynn Williams scored on a 1-yard run two plays later to make it 24-7. Rivers played just the opening series, completing all four passes for 61 yards. Brandon Weeden, making his Cowboys debut, finished the ensuing drive by weathering a big hit and completing a 4-yard scoring pass to James Hanna, who pulled it in while falling to the ground in the back of the end zone.

like 65 was a fair enough score for the way I played. I got a couple of bad breaks out there, but I rolled a couple of putts in that you probably wouldn’t expect to hole. But that’s just the way it is. A bit of momentum is a wonderful thing.” The timing was great for Westwood, who is trying to avoid missing the Ryder Cup for the first time since 1995. European captain Paul McGinley told Westwood he wanted to see some form, and Westwood has delivered a 63 at Firestone and a 65 in the opening round of the final major. Chappell played bogey-free in his 65, while a late bogey was about the only thing that spoiled Palmer’s day. He was the only one to reach 7-under par, with a birdie on the seventh hole, and he allowed himself to think about two more birdies for a 62 and the lowest score ever in a major. He missed a short par putt on No. 8 and that was that. “I wanted to get to 8 (under) so bad and it kept driving me,” Palmer said. “So we’ll take 6

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cally important. If the decision survives a 60day override period, the transition to the new system could begin in January. Commissioners and school leaders from the power conferences have until Oct. 1 to create a wish list of areas where they want autonomy. Any items that make the list would require majority approval from three of the five leagues and still will need the OK of at least 12 of the 20 presidents or chancellors on the expanded board of directors. Then, one representative from each of the 65 schools in the power-five leagues and three student-athletes from each conference would vote on each item. Passage would require 48 of the 80 votes and a simple majority of support from schools in at least three of the five conferences or a

going into tomorrow.” The course was generally soft and gentle, and it showed in the scores. While it’s daunting to see McIlroy anywhere near the lead the way he’s playing, Valhalla offered good scores to plenty of players. Henrik Stenson and Jim Furyk were among five players at 66. Kentucky native J.B. Holmes had a 68 despite taking a double bogey on the 13th hole when his drive landed in a divot and his next shot to the island green didn’t find the island. Phil Mickelson played alongside Woods and rallied for a 69. For Woods, it was the second straight round in a major when he didn’t beat the Ryder Cup captain, 64-year-old Tom Watson, who had a 1-over 72. Watson was more interested in how his team was shaping up than his own game. Qualifying ends after the PGA Championship, and Watson gets three picks on Sept. 2. “I’m going to with horses that are running well,” he said. After one day, Tiger was stumbling badly. Woods’ first order of business Friday was simply to make the cut. simple majority of all votes (41) and a simple majority from schools in four of the five leagues to pass. NCAA President Mark Emmert also said the board could veto an autonomous rule change if it goes too far. He described that situation as “rare.” The No. 1 priority heading into October is expanding scholarships to cover up to the full cost of attendance. Legislation to give athletes an additional $2,000 to cover college expenses was approved by the board in October 2011 but was overridden later after complaints from smaller schools, spurring the effort to pass the autonomy reforms. South Carolina President Harris Pastides also said he will support limitations on practice times and contact in football workouts. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block wants to provide better counseling for athletes who are contemplating turning pro and helping those who do turn pro and later return to school.

Stern discusses Sterling on eve of entering Hall JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Former NBA Commissioner David Stern prefers to look at the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers for a record $2 billion and not the decades of Donald Sterling’s “interesting” ownership that came before it. Speaking on Thursday at a media availability before he is to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Stern said the unprecedented offer from former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to buy the troubled franchise “is an exclamation point on the health of the league.” Stern said that the price being paid for the Clippers “is just the next step” in a process that has brought stability to franchises like the New Orleans

Hornets, who were seized by the league in 2010 when owner George Shinn couldn’t pay his debts. The renamed Pelicans are now ensconced in New Orleans, as are the Bucks in Milwaukee and the Kings in Sacramento, all under new owners. The Clippers should be next, now that a California probate judge has cleared the way for Shelly Sterling to sell the team she co-owned with her husband to avoid having the franchise seized by the league. While praising new commissioner Adam Silver’s handling of the matter, Stern insisted he couldn’t have acted under his own tenure because Sterling managed to sidestep definitive legal judgments in two cases where he was accused of racism. (Still, Silver waited just four days, needing no such cover from the legal system, before fining Sterling $2.5

million and banning him for life for racist comments to a girlfriend.) Asked if he wishes he had done more, Stern said: “There were challenges.” “It was an interesting ownership period,” he said. “I’m not going to say anything now that will disturb the waters that will hopefully calm a bit between Adam and Mr. Sterling.” Stern headed a group of 10 Hall of Fame inductees who will be honored on Friday night by the Springfield shrine. Also in the class of 2014 are former NBA stars Alonzo Mourning and Mitch Richmond and NCAA championship-winning coaches Nolan Richardson of Arkansas and Gary Williams of Maryland. The women’s team from Immaculata College, which won three straight national championships in the 1970s, C

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is also being honored, along with Lithuania star Sarunas Marciulionis. Former Indiana Pacers coach Bob “Slick” Leonard, the late Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton of the New York Knicks and the late Guy Rodgers of Temple round out the class. Speaking with a cane at his side because of recent hip-replacement surgery, Stern said he was proud to have helped the league grow during his 30-year tenure from a league that broadcast its championship on tapedelay to one of the most powerful in the world. The NBA he took over had 23 teams and broadcast revenue of about $10 million per year; when he left, the 30-team league was bringing in $900 million in TV revenue alone. “You’ve got to give credit where credit is due,” Richmond said. “He’s one of the guys who propelled our

league to another level.” Asked if there was anyone in the class he was especially proud to be honored with, Mourning pointed across the room at the commissioner and said, “David Stern, without a doubt.” “Twenty-two years ago, he welcomed me into the league,” said Mourning, who wore his 2013 Miami Heat championship ring on his right hand. “And now, after 30 years, of his impact on the league ... we’re going into the Hall together. So that makes it special.” Richmond said he had only been at the Hall one other time, for the induction of former teammate Chris Mullin in 2011. Richmond was excited just to find a picture of himself, as part of two Olympic teams. Now he’ll be added to the ring of honor on his own.

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s a writer of outdoor articles for several years, I’ve dabbled at many different kinds of fishing. While you might suppose that the fishing I did while “researching” for those stories must’ve been fantastic, parts of it were far from ideal. The thousand-dollar-a-day lodge, where all my gear was provided, complete with a guide did everything but cast for me, was fun, as was the do-it-yourself fishing camp, where a couple dozen of us had to share a reeking outhouse and fend off attacks by determined mosquitoes. But after 20 or so of those writing assignments, I realized that I was enjoying them less and less, and that my lack of enthusiasm was showing in my writing. The main reason I lost interest in those fishing trips was that I wasn’t getting anywhere near a complete fishing experience. Other than making travel reservations, I didn’t even have to plan them. On most trips, the only gear I took along was my clothes and camera. They fed me, made my bed, gave me clean towels, rigged my tackle, put me on the fish and showed me where to cast. I spent more time watching than fishing. On the remote trips, much of the fishing was catch-and-release, where the guide unhooked the fish, so I didn’t even get to touch a fish. On guided trips where I could keep my catch, the guide cleaned the fish, and someone else vacuum packed and froze it. Only rarely did I get to eat a fish I caught. Some writers might be able to to fish with guides and lodges forever, and continue writing about the experience, but not me. I’ve seen the best there is, and the best isn’t good enough. The most rewarding guided fishing I’ve experienced has been close to home, where I’ve come home with halibut, salmon and other fish. Even on those trips, I didn’t have to have my own bait or tackle. I didn’t have to own a boat, or know anything about seamanship or know how to find fish. I didn’t have to bait my hook, tie on a lure or take fish off the hook. I didn’t have to know anything about the fish, the fishing regulations or why there aren’t as many fish as there used to be. In short, I didn’t have to know anything at all. Not that ignorance is a problem on guided trips. I think most guides prefer clients that don’t know much about fishing. As long as clients don’t drop a rod and reel overboard, they’re good. Guides resent being told how to fish. Something else I’ve missed out on when I’ve fished with guides is being able to fillet my own fish. On charters, they either fillet on the water or at a fish-cleaning table in the small-boat harbor. I prefer to put my fish on ice when I catch them, and fillet them myself, either at the harbor or at home. The way I See PALMER, page C-2

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In this photo taken on June 29, South Sister rises high above the Sparks Lake, a popular place for canoeing and kayaking, in the central Cascades in Deschutes County, about 35 miles west of Bend, Ore.

By DAVID JASPER The Bulletin

BEND, Ore. — With so many recreation-minded visitors descending on Central Oregon this summer, I’m almost hesitant to point this out: Besides Sparks, Elk, Cultus and other popular, crowded, bustling lakes, there are hundreds of named and unnamed wilderness lakes for the taking. The only difference is, you can’t drive directly to them. The good news: If you’re willing and able to hoof it a few miles and forgo all the amenities you usually take to the lake and instead bring a good map, GPS, drinking water and mosquito repellent, you’ll be pleased as punch once you arrive at one of these lakes and discover you have it all to yourself, or nearly all to yourself.

In the interest of spreading the wealth a little, and possibly thinning the crowds even a smidgen at the already popular spots, I’ll divulge the treat that is Doris Lake, which I went to with my friend and occasional trailrunning partner, Jeremy Dickman, on July 11. It wasn’t my first such wilderness lake outing this summer, though. On July 4, my wife and I hiked to tranquil Horse Lake, a distance of about 3.7 miles each way depending on the source. That morning, we found just one car at the trailhead, located directly across Cascade Lakes Highway from Elk Lake Resort’s entrance. After a few hours of hiking, swimming, lazing in the sun and swatting at mosquitoes, we returned to find three vehicles at the trailhead, including our own. I tell

you this because my jaw about hit the floorboard as we drove to the exit and spied Elk Lake Resort overflowing with vehicles, both shoulders crammed with cars and threatening to overflow onto the highway’s shoulders. I’m no hater. I’ve whiled away many a sunny day at Elk Lake’s Sunset Beach with my family, especially when my kids were too young to hike more than 200 yards. Still, so many souls congregated around one body of the water in the middle of all those miles of wilderness teeming with lakes just feels strange. Ours is a car-dependent culture, but surely some of the people up there would choose to recreate away from the masses if they knew where to go. My next-door neighbor, a Bend lifer, had never heard of Lucky Lake, another gem located a little farther, near

Lava Lake, but he was all ears when I mentioned it to him. Why endure huge crowds when you can pretty much have your choice of lake — small, medium or large — all to yourself? That’s not saying I wanted to go by myself. The evening before I’d planned to go to Doris Lake, I read an essay about cougar sightings and attacks. (Note: Never read essays about cougars before you go hiking, unless you like having the heebie jeebies.) Mind you, the essay was not about the Central Oregon Cascades. Nevertheless, the second I finished my reading, I texted Dickman to see if he and his dog, Gary, might want to join my dog, Kaloo, and me, thereby watering down the odds of my being eaten by See LAKE, page C-2

DNA tests to start on Kansas zoo’s bison By AMY BICKEL The Hutchinson News

HUTCHINSON, — Across developed Kansas, with its roads and communities, homes and farms, it’s hard to imagine that millions of bison once roamed freely across these plains. Before “progress” nearly wiped them out, 75 million of the Kansas state mammals lived in the wild, The Hutchinson News reported (http://bit. ly/1pCDUA2 ). These days, however, this public bison herd’s home on the range is inside the confines of the Hutchinson Zoo — way across a pond. Many zoo visitors don’t even see them. However, new Hutchinson Zoo Di-

rector John Wright envisions the zoo as a Kansas educational center that includes bison, and he wants the city zoo to be part of a growing national effort to bring back a more genetically pure line of the breed. “I really see this as a story to tell,” Wright said. There isn’t an immediate need, he added. “But we are strategizing,” he said of a long-term plan for the bison area. “This won’t happen overnight.” While not a quick process, the zoo’s effort is starting now. The zoo staff will begin its own cowboy roundup of sorts, gathering up the zoo’s seven head of bison and pulling out some of their hair. DNA testing at Texas A&M

will determine if the animals are pure bison or somewhere down the line were bred with cattle. Wright uses the term “pure” loosely: He does expect to find the zoo’s bison — while they look like bison — to be more of a hybrid. If that is the case, he wants to find homes for the animals and start the process over with a more genetically pure lineage, similar to what can be found at Yellowstone National Park. If that is realized, Hutchinson Zoo will be part of a growing effort to rebuild bison genetics. By the late 1800s, bison numbers had reached the brink of extinction with a low of just a few hundred, thanks to hunting, encroachment and

other factors, said Keith Aune, bison program coordinator at the Wildlife Conservation Society, whose parks include the Bronx Zoo. The society’s story starts with its successful effort in the early 1900s to help the American bison recover on the plains, which was led by advocate and conservationist William Hornaday, who helped create the society’s forerunner — the New York Zoological Society. In 1905, he, with the support of Theodore Roosevelt, worked to establish the American Bison Society at the Bronx Zoo, where 40 bison were living. There are several hundred thousand bison across the United States in preSee TEST, page C-2

Wind carries insidious exotic plant seeds R efuge N otebook John M orton

The yellow flowers growing along the Unity Trail in Soldotna are fall dandelions, not common dandelions, but both are nonnative invasive plants that spread by wind.

Roses are red, violets are blue, but what are all the yellow flowers along Kalifornsky Beach Road?! Along almost the entire length of Unity Trail that parallels the road, there’s a plant blooming that at first glance looks an awful lot like the common dandelion. But stop and take a closer look – there are multiple flowers per stem (as opposed to one), and the leaves of its basal rosette are “spikier” with the flower having fewer yellow ray florets (petals) than a typical common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale). This perennial plant in the Aster family is aptly called fall dandelion (Leontodon autumnalis). Unlike common dandelion which reaches peak bloom in June, fall dandelions probably hit their zenith last week. Although both species produce the characteristic “achene-pappus unit”, C

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which is the technical term for the feathery white puff balls that carry seeds in the wind, they’re actually in different genera. The fall dandelion is an Old World species, and grows well in northern places like arctic Russia and Norway. It’s not clear how or when it was first introduced to North America, but in Alaska it is spread in straw, contaminated fill, and by wind. Fall dandelions are prolific, producing 779 seeds per plant on average. In parts of Germany, seed density in the soil is known to reach more than 5,000 seeds per square meter! From what I can see locally, it forms a mono-culture mat of basal rosettes, much like orange hawkweed, and so will likely demand your attention when it finally arrives in your backyard. What’s so incredible about this week’s display of fall dandelion is that it was uncommon in our local area as recently as last summer. It has been fairly abundant around Homer for the past few years and really started to spread along the southern Seward Highway about 2 years ago, but only a few records occur around Kenai-Sol-

dotna in the statewide database maintained by the Alaska Natural Heritage Program. And this is precisely why this rapid spread and establishment of fall dandelion is so alarming. It underscores how insidious exotic plants with winddispersed seeds can be — literally here today, everywhere tomorrow. I found an article published in 1973 that explored the dispersal effectiveness of achene-pappus units, and it wasn’t quite as impressive as the evidence around us suggests. In this particular experiment under labcontrolled conditions, the maximum dispersal distances for fall dandelion was 64 inches and for common dandelion was 89 inches in a 10 mph wind. But a more recent study I found used statistical simulations to show that if only one in every 1,000 seeds was caught by a strong convection current, some wind-dispersed plants could easily spread 8 miles per year, a migration rate that has been documented in real life in other species. I often bike the Unity Trail, enjoySee WIND, page C-2


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Bumpy road to Grand Canyon Skywalk now paved By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Getting to the Grand Canyon Skywalk used to include a teeth-chattering drive over a washboard road fraught with dips and twists. Motorists have a smoother drive to the Hualapai Tribe’s most popular tourist destination now that Diamond Bar Road is completely paved. The road was the biggest

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I feel about it, filleting and processing fish – helping to prepare my own food – is an important part of the fishing experience. Few of us get to do that nowadays, and we’re the poorer for it. Using someone else’s rod, reel and tackle isn’t as enjoyable as using my own. Having someone else choose when, where and how we’ll fish also leaves much to be desired. It pains me to pay money to fish,

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in preserves, zoos, and raised by ranchers for meat, Aune said. Bison have been saved because of breeding with cattle, although by doing so the purity of the herd was becoming lost. Despite the movement for purity, Aune stressed that while some of the nation’s herd has cattle genes, bison still look like bison and act like bison. Also, it’s not practical to cull them all just because they have a bit of cattle ancestry. Still, he noted, it is important to save the bison genome. Only two herds are considered wholly genuine bison — herds at Yellowstone and Ellis Island National Park, Aune said. He said there are 62 conservation herds across the nation with about 20,000 head of bison. These herds are largely pure — with two percent or less cattle genetics. “We don’t want to lose diversity at the expense of a few cattle” genetics, he said, adding, “We want to preserve the purity, but being reasonable. That is where we are at. At some point, do the best we can with the genetics we have got.” Zoos are one way to help preserve the genetics of bison, Aune said. The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo has been working with embryo transfer to help populate zoos with Yellowstone genetics, he said. Offspring could be used to populate other zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Meanwhile, the Wildlife Conservation Society also is in the running for 145 Yellowstone bison, Aune said. According to an Associated Press story, the society requested 30 bison for this herd for its zoos in the Bronx, Queens and Ohio. The animals would be used to establish nucleus herds to promote future conservation. There is also some conservation happening in Kansas. In

drawback in reaching the Skywalk, a glass bridge that juts out 70 feet from the canyon walls and gives visitors a view of the Colorado River 4,000 feet below. Tour operators had complained of broken windows, flat tires, missing hubcaps and dust. “It was awful, painful, torturous,” said Bessy Lee, director of brand and marketing for CHD Inc., a Las Vegas-based company that takes tourists to the Skywalk. “It totally destroys the underbody of your

coaches and your vehicle and tires and everything else. Now that the road is paved, it’s an absolute joy.” Paving the final 9-mile stretch cost more than $30 million. The tribe had hoped to have it done when it opened the Skywalk in 2007, but a legal challenge from a local dude rancher and a lack of funding postponed it. The tribe paid the rancher, Nigel Turner, $750,000 to settle a lawsuit over the paving project, and saved up federal funds for 10 years. Turner later reopened the case, and then to spend a day fishing saying an easement he granted to with people I don’t know while watching a deck hand or guide do all the real fishing — rigging tackle, baiting hooks, running downriggers. Thinking about the fishing I’ve done in the past two or Continued from page C-1 three decades, what I’ve enjoyed most was when I was in- any one hypothetical cougar. Of volved at every stage, from the course, looking at it another way, planning, to when I sat down at I may have doubled the number the dinner table and enjoyed a of human and canine feasts for meal of the catch. It’s all good, an army of cougars. It wasn’t cougars we encounall part of the deal known as tered, however. It was mosquifishing. toes. By most sources, late July Les Palmer can be reached is when the mosquito populaat les.palmer@rocketmail.com. tion begins to ease up around area lakes. Unfortunately, July 11 is not late July, and we dealt May, the Nature Conservancy with more mosquitoes than my donated a 1 1/2-year-old bison wife and I had encountered a to the Sedgwick County Zoo, week earlier at Horse Lake. said Rob Manes, director of the The Six Lakes Trailhead is Kansas group. “Windy” was located about 35 miles from born on the Tallgrass Prairie Bend on the west side of the National Preserve near Strong highway, near Elk Lake. If you City. The herd there came from pass the Hosmer Lake turnoff, Wind Cave National Park in you’ve gone too far. I know beSouth Dakota, where bison ge- cause that’s exactly what we did netics are preserved. on our first attempt to find it. The conservancy has 11 From very near the start, I herds around the United States, was glad that we’d planned to totaling 6,000 animals, Manes make this a trail run, because said. A few, however, are hy- the mosquitoes were all around brid herds, including bison on us, undeterred by the repellent. the Smoky Hill Ranch in north- I’d probably jinxed us, saying west Kansas. how promising things seemed The Tallgrass Prairie Nation- because there were none around al Preserve project has 28 head of bona fide bison on 1,100 acres, Manes said. “From the Nature Conservancy standpoint, the purebred American bison, they constitute a wildlife resource that is Continued from page C-1 worth conserving — part of the diversity of wildlife and ing the exercise while musing plants we want to conserve,” about the waterfowl on Kenai Manes said. “While it may not Flats or the RV traffic or whatbe essential to the existence ever happens to be blooming. of bison, the genetic purity is Over the past few years, the part of the ecological richness chronology of invasion by exof our planet that we want to otic plants along the trail mirrors what has taken place over take care of.” That is the way the Hutchin- the larger Kenai Peninsula son Zoo’s Wright sees it. Be- landscape. It wasn’t so long cause the zoo is AZA-accred- ago (2006?) that the first oxeye ited, he wants conservation of daisy appeared on the north the breed to be part of the zoo’s side of Bridge Access Road, mixed in with common danmission. Bison first came to the zoo delions, nonnative bigleaf luin 2000 with Sioux, who is now pines, and clovers. These rud15 years old, said zoo curator eral species (meaning the first Kiley Buggeln. The zoo has six to colonize disturbed soils) other bison ranging from age 6 were followed in rapid succession by narrowleaf hawksto 11. Wright said it is a clean slate beard, narrowleaf hawkweed, of what could transpire if the orange hawkweed and, now, zoo looks at more of a purebred fall dandelion. These latter wind-dispersed herd, which could help populate other zoos if it material- plants are poised to spread rapizes. For instance, zoo officials idly and indiscriminately from might decide to revamp the bi- our major thoroughfares to resson area before more bison call idential neighborhoods, remote it home. That might include sections of the Kenai National a long-range plan to give the Wildlife Refuge, and areas that public access to the bison via burned in this spring’s Funny River Fire. Wind knows no the train’s railroad. “What we are doing here is boundaries and, so, neither do not a random thing,” he said. these yellow- and orange-flow“It’s a strategized plan for pop- ered invasives. Frankly, there’s not much ulation genetics — sustainable we can do about it once these and stable.”

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the federal government to allow public access on his property off Diamond Bar Road had expired, construction was harming his guests, and amenities agreed upon in the settlement weren’t being carried out. Turner put up a roadblock and began charging tourists a fee to cross his land, enraging the tribe. The Hualapai responded by shuttling in tourists and asking the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs to approve a temporary road that would bypass Turner’s property. Turner eventually reached an agreement with the federal

government over the road. Some 700,000 people visit Grand Canyon West outside the boundaries of Grand Canyon National Park each year, either by helicopter, bus or by driving their personal vehicles on Diamond Bar Road. A ceremony is planned for Tuesday to mark completion of the road that was built to federal highway standards and realigned in some areas to lessen the threat of major flooding when it rains. Mohave County will be responsible for operation and maintenance of the road, county public works di-

rector Steve Latoski said. Tribal Chairwoman Sherry Counts said the Hualapai still are working to bring electricity and water lines to Grand Canyon West, and to complete a visitor center that tourists must pass through before walking onto the Skywalk. The tribe currently trucks in water and uses generators for electricity. As for the road, she said she’s hoping it will attract more tourists. “It’s one of our biggest headaches,” she said. “We don’t have to worry about it anymore, so we’re happy.”

the parking lot, as if mosquitoes hang out in parking lots. Perhaps they were waiting to pounce once we were higher up. It wasn’t a long wait — the trail begins climbing rather quickly, and we took a walk and photo break before the first mile was behind us. Our dogs were in heaven, though, as streams parallel much of the trail. They were wagging and running and splashing with abandon, but we had to remain watchful. My dog is half-border collie and tends to herd Gary, a chocolate Lab, directly toward our knees. I kept a leash handy in case we encountered horseback riders. I never had to use it, but I saw, and jumped over, the evidence some had been on the trail. A little more than a mile after setting out, we arrived at Blow Lake. We stopped and took some photos while the dogs took a quick dip, but our true destination lay ahead. The stretch of trail between Blow Lake and Doris Lake is nicely forested, and there are plenty of little creek-side patches of grass and flowers for added scenery. It would have been nice, especially for my

lungs, to pause and enjoy it, but as one couple we passed mentioned, the mosquitoes were kind of bad. After climbing a little higher, we arrived at Doris Lake sooner than expected — about a halfmile sooner. The sign at the trailhead told us it was 3 miles to Doris. My map said 2.7. My GPS, as well as Dickman’s, told us it was 2.4. We chose to go to one of two cool points at the southeast tip of the lake. Between the points is a shallow, sandy-bottomed bay with slightly warmer waters than the main body of the lake. I stayed in a good long time, dipping underwater completely any time a mosquito or other insect tried to strafe me. We hung out on shore a while, eating cookies and marveling as Gary tried to drag ashore a log-sized branch. Once Dickman’s bald head began sporting multiple, butte-sized welts, we knew the mosquitoes had won and that it was time to go. We doused ourselves with more repellent, which helped, as did an intermittent breeze, for the much easier run back to the trailhead. Of course, Doris is just one of

the many lakes in the Cascades. If we’d gone farther west, we’d have ended up at the mother lode of backcountry lakes: the Mink Lake Basin. There are numerous lakes west of Cultus and in the Mirror Lakes region. Buy a decent map and start exploring. Though I mentioned mosquitoes quite a bit, it’s now late July, and anyone who sets out for Doris — or Horse or any of the scores of other lakes up in those hills — should have a better time of it than Dickman and I had. I’d bring some repellent, though, if I were you.

plants get established. This is a lesson that every community and every landowner learns and relearns — you can’t give an inch to wind-dispersed plants or they’ll take a mile. Among the weed warrior community (professionals who make a living fighting invasives), we often talk about applying EDRR (Early Detection, Rapid Response) as the most effective approach for eliminating infestations. Detect them when they first appear and stomp them out by the most

appropriate means before they begin to spread. But the time between initial detection and treatment often ends up being somewhat gray, particularly if funds for treatments are scarce or permits are difficult to acquire. The message here, for both weed warriors and landowners, is don’t dither when it comes to plants that have the reproductive capacity to spread by wind. Having trouble identifying a suspected invasive species? Wondering about the most ap-

propriate means to treat something? Want to know about certified weed-free forage or gravel? Contact the UAF Cooperative Extension Service at 262-5824 or the Kenai Peninsula Cooperative Weed Management Area (http://www.kenaiweeds.org/). John Morton is the supervisory biologist at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. You can find more information about the refuge at http://kenai.fws.gov or http://www.facebook.com/kenainationalwildliferefuge.

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The State of Alaska requires construction companies to be licensed, bonded and insured before submitting bids, performing work, or advertising as a construction contractor in accordance with AS 08..18.011, 08.18.071, 08.18.101, and 08.15.051. All advertisements as a construction contractor require the current registration number as issued by the Division of Occupational Licensing to appear in the advertisement. CONSUMERS MAY VERIFY REGISTRATION OF A CONTRACTOR . Contact the AK Department of Labor and Workforce Development at 907-269-4925 or The AK Division of Occupational Licensing in Juneau at 907-4653035 or at www.dced.state.ak.us/acc/home.htm

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General Employment

Kenai Peninsula College/UAA KPC is searching for exceptional individuals who are team oriented and enjoy working in a positive environment. Apply for the following positions if you look forward to making a difference in the lives of our students!

Math Learning Specialist This 30 hours/ week position will provide continuing support for the KPC Success Initiative, which is designed to support at-risk students in the area of mathematics through testing, placement, onsite and online tutoring. An Associate degree in mathematics or a related field, or equivalent training and experience is required. This level 77 position offers benefits and tuition waivers. PCN 509043, $20.75 per hour.

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Financial Aid Coordinator The KPC Financial Aid Coordinator is responsible for supervising and directing all aspects of student financial aid and scholarships, and for processing and administering all federal, state and private financial aid programs at KPC. This position also represents KPC on various University teams dealing with financial aid issues. At least two years' experience in college financial aid is required. Employment package includes benefits and tuition waivers. This is a fulltime, level 78, 12 month, non-exempt position; $22.68 per hour.

ABE Facilitator The ABE Facilitator (Adult Basic Education) at KPC will provide continuing student support through the Kenai River Campus Learning Center, which is designed to support at-risk students in all academic areas through testing, placement, onsite and online tutoring. This is a level 77, temporary, 20 hours/week position, PCN 950020, $19.29 per hour.

PCHS has Part-time hire position for

• Individual Service Provider Positions will be open until filled. Job description and application available online at www.pchsak.org Careers Please send cover letter, resume & application to: Human Resources, 230 E. Marydale Ave., Suite 3, Soldotna, AK, 99669 or fax to 907/260-7358. PCHS is an equal opportunity employer.

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General Employment

Homer Electric Association, Inc. is recruiting for a Geographic Information System Specialist in our Kenai, Alaska office. This position is responsible for preparing and maintaining system maps, specification drawings, graphic presentation staking sheets, and other documents related to the development of distribution and transmission staking sheets. This position also provides timely maintenance of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) such as exporting data to Outage Management System, updating Landbase files, and Troubleshooting hardware/software issues. Qualified applicants should demonstrate an Associate's degree in computer science, GIS, cartography, or a related field and two years of GIS Technician experience with progressively responsible experience with electronic mapping systems. Applications may be completed online at http://homerelectric.applicantpro.com/jobs. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at (907) 235-3369 or hr@homerelectric.com. HEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer; Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled. Recruiting will continue until a qualified applicant has been hired.

Four-Legged Friends Find birds and fish and four-legged friends to love in our classified section.

In order to be considered qualified; an applicant must have advanced technical training in gas or steam turbine design, manufacture, operations and maintenance, and five years' work experience specific to the operations and maintenance of power generation facilities. Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating a strong Electrical or Instrument & Control background. Applications may be completed on line at http://homerelectric.applicantpro.com/jobs. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at (907) 235-3369 or hr@homerelectric.com. HEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer; Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

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Amundsen Educational Center Soldotna, Alaska 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.

We are devoting this day to hiring qualified individuals. We will be interviewing, checking references and hiring people to work with the following populations:

Adjunct Instructor in Office Occupations and Microsoft Suite. This includes teaching Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and Power Point. . $5,000 per semester.

• Seniors •Youth •Developmentally Disabled • Medically Fragile Individuals • Behaviorally Challenged

Contact Carmen Franchino or Eric Johnson at AEC, 262-9055 or email at info@aecak.org.

• A willingness to help those who are experiencing a disability

• 2 employment references • 3 character references unrelated to you

Amundsen Educational Center is an EEO Employer and proudly promotes diversity.

General Employment

For additional information call (907)262-6331

General Employment

CITY OF KENAI, ALASKA Position Announcement

CITY OF KENAI, ALASKA

Library Assistant II Posting Date: August 4, 2014 Closing Date: August 29, 2014 Salary: $20.22 per hour. General Description: This is a year round, 40-hour-per week Children's Services position. The Library Assistant II performs a broad range of clerical and administrative support activities working under the direction and supervision of the Library Director. Basic knowledge of library automations systems or an MLS degree is desirable. Position announcement, job description and application are available through the Alaska Job Center Network, (907) 335-3010 and on the City's Website at www.ci.kenai.ak.us To Apply: Submit resume and City of Kenai application form by August 29, 2014 to Peninsula Job Service, 11312 Kenai Spur Hwy., Kenai, AK 99611. Web Link: For more information about the City of Kenai, visit our home page at http://www.ci.kenai.ak.us.

General Employment Route Sales Representative

Kenai, AK Base wage starting at $340.00 a week plus commission. Pay day is weekly. Franz Family Bakeries is looking for enthusiastic & dependable individuals to work at our Kenai Bakery. Must have a high school diploma or GED with SOLID work history. Be able to pass pre-employment tests, and be at least 21 years of age. Valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Must be able to lift up to 40lbs regularly. PLEASE email your cover letter & resume to careers.alaska@usbakery.com EEO/AAP

Position Vacancy Building Maintenance Technician. Pay $25.81 per hour. The Building Maintenance Technician is an employee of the Public Works Department working under the direction of the Lead Technician. The employee is responsible for maintenance of City buildings, facilities, and equipment. The employee will perform required duties with a minimum of supervision and must be capable of a wide range of maintenance and related work. Position announcement, job description and application are available through the Alaska Job Center Network, (907) 335-3010. Submit resume and City of Kenai application form by end of business on August 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.

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General Employment

See list of responsibilities, qualifications and apply online:

General Employment

Executive Assistant Billing Clerk-Dental Care Coordinator RN Charge Nurse Health information Manager Medical Records

Homer Electric Association, Inc. is accepting applications from qualified individuals to fill a Plant Operator/Rover position at NIKISKI POWER PLANT to staff our expanded generation facilities in the Nikiski. Successful candidates will fill positions on maintenance and rotating shift schedules.

City Planner. Pay $32.94 per hour. The City Planner is a supervisory position working under the direction of the City Manager. The Planner is responsible for all functions, operations, activities, and personnel related to planning and zoning. The Planner assists the City Manager in developing economic development strategies and provides administrative support to the Planning and Zoning Commission. Position announcement, job description and application are available through the Alaska Job Center Network, (907) 335-3010. Submit resume and City of Kenai application form by August 25, 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 www.ci.kenai.ak.us

General Employment

Direct Service Advocate Full-time Duties: Provide crisis intervention, education, support, and advocacy to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Requirements: Understanding of domestic violence and sexual assault; excellent written and verbal communication skills; basic computer skills; ability to work with diverse population, multi-task, work independently and with a team, calm in crisis. Shift work, hours vary. High school diploma or equivalent required, degree in related field preferred. Resume and cover letter to Executive Director, The LeeShore Center, 325 S. Spruce St., Kenai, AK 99611 by 5pm Monday August 11, 2014. EOE

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

Healthcare 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

General Employment

HELP NEEDED Live in caregiver, Experienced female preferred. All expenses paid. (907)598-1945

Hospitality & Food Service Prep cook/ Dishwasher

needed. $10. hour, DOE. Apply at The Duck Inn

Financial Auctions Business for Sale Financial Opportunities Mortgages/Loans

The Kenai Peninsula Borough is recruiting for a River Center Manager. Under the general direction and supervision of the Borough Director of Planning, the River Center Manager is responsible for the operation, management and administration of the Donald E. Gilman River Center building and river center staff. Salary range $69,928 - $84,055 (DOE), plus excellent benefits. To apply: A detailed position description and instructions for applying on line can be found at (http://agency.governmentjobs.com/kenaiak/ default.cfm). Job closing: 5:00 p.m., Friday August 22, 2014.

General Employment

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.

Healthcare DENTAL ASSISTANT

Modern state of the art office in Kenai/ Soldotna. All aspects of family dentistry, fun, warm, caring & friendly environment with a team approach to dentistry. Great income with experience. 8am- 4pm, Monday- Thursday. Call (907)260-4917 or (907)252-5356 Submit resume to PO Box 129 Soldotna, AK 99669.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Roy Dale Howard d/b/a Kenai Joes located at 800 Cook Avenue Kenai, Alaska 99611, is applying for transfer of a Beverage Dispensary AS 04.11.090 liquor license to Kenai Joes Alaskan Roadhouse Company, d/b/a Kenai Joes.

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The transferor/ lessor retains a security interest in the liquor license which is the subject of this conveyance under the terms of AS 04.11.360(4)(B); AS 04.11.670 and 3 AAC 304.107 and may, as a result, be able to obtain a transfer of the license without satisfaction of other creditors.

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Located in Kenai Behind Wells Fargo/ stripmall. (907)252-6510 (907)741-1105,

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

Interested persons should submit written comment to their local governing body, the applicant and to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board at 2400 Viking Drive Anchorage, Alaska 99501.

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STACEY LYNN GORDER, Current Name of Adult Case No: 3KN-14-00650CI

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A petition has been filed in the Superior Court (Case # 3KN-14-00650CI) requesting a name change from (current name) STACEY LYNN GORDER to STACEY LYNN COCKROFT. A hearing on this request will be held on September 29, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at Courtroom 6, Kenai Courthouse, 125 Trading Bay Drive, Suite 100 Kenai, AK.

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Woman treats friend’s kitchen like an all-you-can eat buffet toddler was over the top. Say that if she’s feeling “starved” when she’s headed for your house, she should have a snack to take the edge off before arriving. And if you see less of her because of your frankness, consider yourself lucky. DEAR ABBY: My husband and I and our toddler son were recently out to dinner. A Abigail Van Buren woman walked past our table to the family next to us and gushed about how “beautiful” the couple’s daughter was. Their child was the same age as our son, who is just as well-behaved. I found it hurtful that a stranger would compliment one child and ignore the family seated at the next table. My husband disagrees. Am I wrong to be offended? Do you think this was rude? — FURIOUS IN FLORIDA DEAR FURIOUS: I agree with your husband. I doubt the woman deliberately meant to slight your son. All her attention was simply focused on the little girl.

DEAR ABBY: I always take my shower before I go to bed. My friends take their showers in the morning. Which one is correct? I wouldn’t want to go to sleep dirty. — GARY IN BROOKLYN DEAR GARY: The time of day one takes a shower is a matter of personal preference and lifestyle. If you are a mechanic or do heavy physical labor, showering before you go to bed makes sense. However, if your job requires working closely with the public or co-workers, then taking a shower in the morning before work is considerate. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. What teens need to know about sex, drugs, AIDS and getting along with peers and parents is in “What Every Teen Should Know.” Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Teen Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)

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By Leigh Rubin

Ziggy

HHHH You might want to see a situation from a different point of view. Open up a conversation and allow yourself to have greater give-andtake with others. Don’t put any ideas down; instead, work with each one and get feedback from others. Tonight: Join friends as soon as you can. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH You might want to rethink a decision more carefully, especially as it appears to have monetary implications. Try to move past a problem or look at it from a different perspective. Your decision could be different from your original one. Tonight: Use care with funds. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHHHYou’llsensethattheweekend is approaching. In fact, you might have taken off for the day and will be heading to a favorite summer spot. Put yourself first, and you will be just fine. Understanding evolves with a key loved one. Tonight: The only answer is “yes.” AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHH You could feel a bit off. In fact, you’ll find that you are happiest with your own company at home or off doing some kind of solo activity. You don’t need to give an explanation; others are likely to have a similar experience. Tonight: Time for your vanishing act! PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHHH Friends surround you.You can be supportive to those around you, but your agenda might require someone else’s interest or involvement. Do not pressure this person to collaborate with you. Just let him or her see what you’re capable of. Tonight: Time for festivities.

Are you ready for a fire? Dear Readers: How many fire extinguishers are in your home? If you live in a house, you should have several: at least one in the living areas, one in the kitchen and one in the garage. If you live in an apartment or condo, you should have a fire extinguisher, maybe even two. There are a couple of things you can do to check if the fire extinguisher is still functional. Inspect the pin to see that it is in the right place. If it’s not or it is damaged, you MUST get a new extinguisher. Check that the extinguisher is at the right pressure. There is a gauge to see that the needle is in the green “zone.” If it is not, the pressure is “off,” and you need to replace the extinguisher. Please heed this advice. Tear this column out right now and post it someplace where you will see it to remind you. You don’t want to have a fire, grab the extinguisher and have it be a dud! You never know — it can happen to you! — Heloise Send a great hint to: Heloise P.O. Box 795000 San Antonio, TX 78279-5000 Fax: 1-210-HELOISE Email: Heloise(at)Heloise.com Travel hint Dear Heloise: If you plan to fly and then rent a car on your trip, when you get to your destination, go to a store and purchase an inexpensive foam cooler. It will keep your drinks and snacks cool while you sightsee. On your last night, unload the cooler and leave it in your hotel room with a note to either discard or keep. — Sherry G., Cecil, Ala.

SUDOKU

By Tom Wilson

By Dave Green

Sudoku is a number-placing puzzle based on a 9x9 grid with several given numbers. The object is to place the numbers 1 to 9 in the empty squares so that each row, each column and each 3x3 box contains the same number only once. The difficulty level of the Conceptis Sudoku increases from Monday to Friday.

5 6 7 8 3 2 4 1 9

3 2 4 9 1 6 5 7 8

8 1 9 4 5 7 2 3 6

2 7 8 1 9 3 6 5 4

6 5 3 7 4 8 9 2 1

9 4 1 2 6 5 7 8 3

1 3 5 6 7 9 8 4 2

7 9 2 3 8 4 1 6 5

Difficulty Level

4 8 6 5 2 1 3 9 7

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

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one directly. You might think you know what this person is going to say, but you will be wrong. In fact, try to eliminate second-guessing others altogether, and a more creative dialogue is likely to occur. Tonight: Start with TGIF. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Deal with someone as directly as possible. You might want to lie low a bit and let others do most of the initiating or talking; you will receive more answers to your questions that way. A boss or older friend continues to act unpredictably. Tonight: Defer to others. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHHYou might need to make some time to run errands or do other important activities. You could be overwhelmed by everything you need to get done. Use this day to lighten your load so that you can relax more over the weekend. Tonight: Continue to clear out tasks. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH You might be hard-pressed to follow your routine. You typically are such a dedicated and responsible sign. Make it OK to be a little frivolous and less rigid. Take off early to start your weekend. Tonight: Accept an invitation only after you have sorted through all the possibilities. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHH If you can stay close to home, do. You will be able to get past an immediate hassle or two just by being there. You might be surprised by someone’s response. A child or loved one will be delighted by your availability. Tonight: You don’t have to go far. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Hints from Heloise

Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Capricorn. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Aug. 8, 2014: This year you might find yourself stressed and tired. Get plenty of exercise, and follow healthy eating patterns. Be careful about how many responsibilities you take on. If you are single, someone who admires your sense of commitment and appreciates everything you have to offer will want to be your sweetie. Romance is a big part of your year. If you are attached, the two of you have similar interests that will blend well together. In fact, your commitment to each other will become even stronger. CAPRICORN tests your strength, devotion and endurance. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHH A new beginning becomes possible with someone you respect. It would be helpful to understand what you really want from this person. Your actions could surprise others. A key person will share his or her conservative view on a fiscal matter. Tonight: A must appearance. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH Keep reaching for what you want. You might need to take a class or do some type of workshop. Travel and foreigners could play into the scenario. Even if you feel insecure, you will do your best to put up a positive front. Tonight: Try a different spot. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH Deal with a partner or loved

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By Johnny Hart

Garfield

By Jim Davis

Take It from the Tinkersons By Bill Bettwy

By Eugene Sheffer

Tundra

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

DEAR ABBY: I have a friend who will help herself to anything in my fridge, pantry, etc. without asking. She also will eat most if not all food that’s meant to be shared, such as appetizers and snacks at a social gathering. Once she literally polished off an entire plate of appetizers before my guests arrived and I had nothing to feed them. After she finishes the food, she often says, “Oh, I was starving!” I find myself hiding food from her when she comes over, or delaying putting treats out for guests until later in the party. The most recent episode was when I was preparing food for my toddler. While it was cooling on the counter, she helped herself to all of it. She told me afterward she had consumed it. So you see — nothing is safe, not even a child’s meal. Abby, how can I tell her what she’s doing is wrong and rude? — STUMPED IN STUDIO CITY, CALIF. DEAR STUMPED: Your friend may be a compulsive eater, but that’s no excuse for what she has been doing. Tell her in plain English that you don’t like it when she helps herself to food without first asking, or hogging it when it has been prepared for a party. Taking something that was meant for your

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Peninsula Clarion, August 08, 2014  

August 08, 2014 edition of the Peninsula Clarion

Peninsula Clarion, August 08, 2014  

August 08, 2014 edition of the Peninsula Clarion