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TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014 Soldotna-Kenai, Alaska

Vol. 44, Issue 281

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Fish board makes plans

Question Do you, or does someone in your family, hunt? n Yes n No To place your vote and comment, visit our Web site at www. peninsulaclarion. com. Results and selected comments will be posted each Tuesday in the Clarion, and a new question will be asked. Suggested questions may be submitted online or e-mailed to

Cook Inlet clams among items up for consideration

In the news

By MOLLY DISCHNER Morris News Service-Alaska

Meeting to discuss proposed refuge brown bear hunting closure scheduled





The United States Fish & Wildlife Service will hold a public meeting on Wednesday at the Soldotna Sports Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road from 6-9 p.m. The Service will be accepting verbal and written testimony regarding the Proposed Temporary Closure of Sport Hunting for Brown Bears on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. The closure would be effective September 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015. Comments may also be submitted by mail, fax, and e-mail. For more information, call the Refuge at 907-262-7021. — Staff report

State charges man who was shot by Bethel police BETHEL (AP) — A 31-year-old Bethel man who was shot by police faces assault and criminal mischief charges after striking an officer with a baseball bat. KYUK reports Aaron Moses went to his brother’s home, and court documents say he was combative. He later took the bat outside and broke the window out of his brother’s vehicle. Responding officers Joseph Corbett and Sammie Hendrix struggled with Moses in the street and tried to subdue him with stun guns. Hendrix told investigators he was hit twice with the bat. He was on his back, on the ground, when he fired, hitting Moses in the chest. Bail was set at $15,000 and no arraignment date had been set. Moses has been at an Anchorage hospital. Online court records didn’t indicate he had an attorney.

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afterward burned brightly. The rocket was the booster for the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon, a glide vehicle designed to quickly reach a target. The design is one of several being tested by the Army under the umbrella of the Conventional Prompt Global Strike program, Schumann said. “It’s a concept that will allow the Department of Defense to engage any target anywhere in the world in less than an hour,” she said. The first flight test of the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon on Nov. 17, 2011, flew the weapon from Hawaii to Kwajalein Atoll in the South Pacific. The test Monday was designed to enhance previous ground testing, modeling and simulation, Schumann said. Traveling at hypersonic speed, the glider also was aimed at

Cook Inlet razor clams are among the items on the Board of Fisheries menu this year. Fishermen and other stakeholders are asking the board to consider 162 proposals to change subsistence, commercial, personal-use and sport regulations in fisheries throughout the state during the 2014-2015 meeting cycle. The majority of the proposals this year will address Southeast Alaska fisheries, including both finfish and shellfish there, but a handful address Cook Inlet issues. Cook Inlet razor clams will be up for discussion at the statewide Dungeness crab, shrimp and miscellaneous shellfish and supplemental issues meeting. So far, there are 34 proposals for discussion at that meeting, which will be held in Anchorage March 17-20, 2015. Southeast Alaska crab, shrimp and miscellaneous shellfish will be discussed in a separate meeting, Jan. 21-27, 2015 in Wrangell. Of the five Cook Inlet razor clam proposals to be discussed at the meeting, four would limit or close the eastern Cook Inlet razor clam fishery. The fifth proposal would establish bag and possession limits for razor clams in West Cook Inlet. Those were submitted by individuals or the Homer Advisory Committee, and each proposal cites concerns with abundance and emergency orders limiting the harvest in recent years as justification for reducing the take.

See ROCKET, page A-6

See FISH, page A-6

Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion

Fish on!

Wasilla resident Tina Clifford pulls up a pink salmon from the Kenai River at Swiftwater Creek Campground Sunday. Clifford, who is on a 10-day camping trip with friends, said she has also caught and released a couple silver salmon.

Rocket explodes after launch Rocket with experimental Army weapon launched from Kodiak KODIAK (AP) — A rocket carrying an experimental Army strike weapon exploded early Monday after taking off from a launch pad in Alaska, the Department of Defense said. The rocket carrying the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon was terminated near a pad of the Kodiak Launch Complex on Kodiak Island shortly after liftoff, spokeswoman Maureen Schumann said. After an anomaly was detected, testers made the decision to destroy the rocket to ensure public safety, Schumann said. “It came back down on the range complex,” she said. “Fortunately, no people on the ground were injured. There was damage, but I’m not sure of the extent of it at this time.” The launch complex is about 25 miles from the city of Kodiak.

AP Photo/Scott Wight

This Monday photo provided by Scott Wight shows the horizon from Cape Greville in Chiniak after a rocket carrying an experimental Army strike weapon exploded after taking off from a Kodiak launch pad.

Witnesses watched the rocket lift off at 12:25 a.m., quickly head nose-down and explode, KMXT radio reported. Kodiak photographer Scott

Wight watched the launch from Cape Greville in Chiniak, about a dozen miles from the launch site. He described the explosion as quite loud and scary. A fire

Soldotna woman Potter’s guild renews Fine Arts awakes to house fire Center sublease with art guild By DAN BALMER Peninsula Clarion

A Soldotna woman who fell asleep while cooking woke up to her house on fire shortly after midnight Monday. Central Emergency Services responded to a residential fire at 35125 Huntington Drive off of Kalifornsky Beach Road in Soldotna. When crews arrived at about 12:45 a.m., the roof of the single family home was fully involved in flames, said CES Health and Safety Officer Brad Nelson. Two adults and three pets made it out of the house uninjured. Three Kenai firefighters were called in for extra manpower to assist the nine CES responders, Nelson said. Firefighters had the fire under control in 40 minutes and after about an hour the fire was out. The roof was lost but the structure remained standing. Heat damage throughout the

‘Cooking fires are the number one cause of residential fires in the United States.’ — Brad Nelson, CES Health and Safety Officer house makes the fire a total loss, Nelson said. The property value is estimated at $146,000. Crews stayed on scene for two hours to extinguish hot spots and help the owners save as much of their personal belongings as possible. “Our priority is to get the fire out but at the same time we try to throw tarps over belongings and make a concerted effort to salvage mementos,” Nelson

By DAN BALMER Peninsula Clarion

The Kenai Potter’s Guild has renewed a sublease with the Peninsula Art Guild that will keep the potter’s group in the Kenai Fine Arts Center through the end of September 2015. Kenai Potter’s Guild President Laura Faeo and Peninsula Art Guild President Benjamin Jackinsky signed the agreement on July 30, two months after the art guild voted to evict the potter’s guild after questions over insurance coverage for the pottery studio surfaced. The Kenai City Council approved the sublease at its Aug. 20 meeting. Karen Monell, treasurer for the potter’s guild, said part of the agreement hinged on obtaining a general liability policy to cover kiln opera-

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Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion

Wood and ceramic bowls donated to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank for the Soup Supper and Auction are pictured. Members of the Kenai Potter’s Guild made 230 bowls for attendees of the fundraiser, which brings in nearly one-fifth of the food banks revenue for the year.

tions on the premises. Monell said it was easy to find a policy and went with one from Great Divide. Faeo said the two sides

made compromises. The previous sublease was month-tomonth and the potter’s guild paid $150 a month. Now the See LEASE, page A-6





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AccuWeather 5-day forecast for Kenai-Soldotna

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24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. 0.22" Month to date ........................... 2.68" Normal month to date ............. 2.12" Year to date ............................. 11.79" Normal year to date ................. 9.01" Record today ................. 0.71" (1989) Record for August ........ 5.39" (1966) Record for year ............ 27.09" (1963)

Juneau 58/49

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Kenai/ Soldotna 64/50 Seward 61/48 Homer 61/49

Valdez Kenai/ 57/43 Soldotna Homer

Cold Bay 62/53


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Anchorage 63/52

Bethel 61/47

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Doctors suggest later school start times By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer

CHICAGO — Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems, the American Academy of Pediatrics says in a new policy. The influential group says teens are especially at risk; for them, “chronic sleep loss has increasingly become the norm.” Studies have found that most U.S. students in middle school and high school don’t get the recommended amount of sleep — 8½ to 9½ hours on school nights; and that most high school seniors get an average of less than seven hours. More than 40 percent of the nation’s public high schools start classes before 8 a.m., according to government data cited in the policy. And even when the buzzer rings at 8 a.m., school bus pickup times typi-

cally mean kids have to get up before dawn if they want that ride. “The issue is really cost,” said Kristen Amundson, executive director of the National Association of State Boards of Education. School buses often make multiple runs each morning for older and younger students. Adding bus drivers and rerouting buses is one of the biggest financial obstacles to later start times, Amundson said. The roughly 80 school districts that have adopted later times tend to be smaller, she said. After-school sports are another often-cited obstacle because a later dismissal delays practices and games. The shift may also cut into time for homework and after-school jobs, Amundson said. The policy, aimed at middle schools and high schools, was published online Monday in the journal Pediatrics. Evidence on potential dangers for teens who get too little sleep is “extremely compelling” and includes depression, suicidal thoughts, obesity, poor performance in school and on

standardized tests and car accidents from drowsy driving, said Dr. Judith Owens, the policy’s lead author and director of sleep medicine at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. The policy cites studies showing that delaying start times can lead to more nighttime sleep and improve students’ motivation in class and mood. Whether there are broader, long-term benefits requires more research, the policy says. Many administrators support the idea but haven’t resolved the challenges, said Amundson. She said the pediatricians’ new policy likely will have some in-

fluence. Parents seeking a change “will come now armed with this report,” Amundson said. Amundson is a former Virginia legislator and teacher who also served on the school board of Virginia’s Fairfax County, near Washington, D.C. Owens, the policy author, has been working with that board on a proposal to delay start times. A vote is due in October and she’s optimistic about its chances. “This is a mechanism through which schools can really have a dramatic, positive impact for their students,” Owens said.

Clarion Question Results The Clarion question for last week was:

Are you excited for back-to-school time?

Search for missing woman expands to mine shafts JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Searchers turned their attention underground Monday for a Juneau woman missing for three months. An expert on Juneau mine shafts led a team under Mount Roberts to look for hiker Sharon Buis, who disappeared May 24. Brian Weed said he did not want to give people false hope that Buis will be found, the Juneau Empire reported. “She may not be down there,” Weed said. “But there’s at least two (mining shafts) you could have fallen in if you were sliding down snow, and they’re covered most of the year. Probably end of August, September, is the best time to check them out when they’re uncovered.” Buis, an experienced outdoorswoman, didn’t show up C




for a scheduled hike with the Juneau Alpine Club, and her car was found at the Mount Roberts trailhead. Alaska State Troopers, with assistance from Juneau Mountain Rescue, search dogs and handlers with Southeast Alaska Dogs Organized for Ground Search and members of the Alpine Club, searched the mountainside for four days. Coast Guard helicopters with infrared systems swept the mountainside by night, trying to detect heat sources. There was no indication Buis fell into a mine shaft, said Megan Peters, spokeswoman for the troopers, by email. Weed and his friends planned to search the Lurvey Creek Amphitheater Mine, which includes a 90-foot shaft that connects to a 343-foot long tunnel.

Results are not scientific

Monday Stocks Company Final Change Agrium Inc............... 92.98 -0.02 Alaska Air Group...... 46.89 +0.40 ACS...........................1.82 +0.01 Apache Corp...........101.43 +1.61 AT&T........................ 34.51 +0.01 Baker Hughes.......... 68.87 +0.79 BP ........................... 48.55 +0.42 Chevron...................127.84 +0.73 ConocoPhillips......... 80.80 +0.56 ExxonMobil.............. 98.75 +0.25 1st Natl. Bank AK...1,736.00 — GCI...........................11.20 +0.14 Halliburton............... 68.55 +1.08 Harley-Davidson...... 63.83 +0.18 Home Depot.............91.20 +0.17 McDonald’s.............. 94.44 -0.01 Safeway................... 34.54 -0.01 Schlumberger..........110.22 +1.19 Tesoro...................... 64.91 +0.41 Walmart................... 75.69 -0.04 Wells Fargo...............51.45 +0.27 Gold closed............ 1,276.30 -3.79

Silver closed............ 19.38 -0.04 Dow Jones avg..... 17,076.87 +75.65 NASDAQ................ 4,557.35 +18.80 S&P 500................ 1,997.92 +9.52 Stock prices provided by the Kenai Peninsula Edward Jones offices.

Oil Prices Friday’s prices North Slope crude: $100.09, down from $100.40 on Thursday West Texas Int.: $96.05, down from $96.31 on Thursday









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Dorothy Lentz

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Dorothy Lentz, 82, passed away quietly in her home in Kenai on Saturday, August 23, 2014. Dorothy was born May 17, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois to Mabel and Ralph Bourne. As a newlywed, she and her husband Robert “Bob” Lentz ventured up the Alcan, arriving in Seward in 1950. They moved to North Kenai after the 1964 earthquake. She moved into the Kenai Senior Center where she resided until her passing. Dorothy loved anything related to yarn and has her handmade Afghans distributed from Germany to Florida. She was a lifetime member in the Pioneers of Alaska, was very active in her community and volunteered in many organizations. She was one of the few to retire from the State of Alaska Board of Elections in 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, her oldest daughter Linda Polyefko and her brother Ralph Bourne. She is survived by her children, her daughter Lorna Kendall and her husband Al of Texas, her daughter Leslie Hamman and her husband Kevin of Kenai, her son William “Bill” Lentz and his wife Joanna of Jacksonville, Florida; her grandchildren, Spike, Connor, Krystal, JR, Sarah, Bob, Casey, Carmen, Allison, Ashley, Becca, Jason; her great-grandchildren Kamarielle, Robert, Sebastian, James, Jayden, Savannah, Zach, Sydney, Grady, Colt, Trooper, Zachary and Wade; and much extended family. A memorial service will be held at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, August 27 at the Star of the North Lutheran Church, 216 North Forest Drive in Kenai. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your favorite charity.

The Kenai Peninsula Family Caregiver Support Program will be hosting a caregiver support meeting, Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Soldotna Senior Center. Share your experiences as a caregiver with other caregivers. For more information call Shelley at (907) 262-1280.

Community Calendar Today 8 a.m. • Alcoholics Anonymous As Bill Sees It Group, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway Unit 71 (Old Carrs Mall). Call 398-9440. 10:30 a.m. • Take Off Pounds Sensibly, for all ages, meets at the Kenai Senior Center. For more information call 907-283-3451. Noon • Alcoholics Anonymous recovery group at 11312 Kenai Spur Highway Suite 71 in the old Carrs Mall in Kenai. Call 262-1917. • Kenai Bridge Club plays party bridge at the Kenai Senior Center. Call 907-252-9330 or 907-283-7609. 1 p.m. • National Family Caregiver Support Group meets at the Soldotna Senior Center. Call Shelley at 907-262-1280. • Free Seated Zumba Gold at the Kenai Senior Center. New participants, active older adults, and chair-bound or limited mobility participants are encouraged. 6 p.m. • Weight Watchers, Woodruef Building, 155 Smith Way, Soldotna. Doors open at 5:15; joining members should arrive by 5:30; Getting Started session for newcomers at 6:30. Call 907-262-4892. 6:30 p.m. • Narcotics Anonymous “Speaking of Solutions” group at Central Peninsula Hospital, Redoubt Room, Soldotna. 7 p.m. • Lost & Found Grief Self Help Group at Christ Lutheran Church, 128 Soldotna Ave. For more information, call 907420-3979. 8 p.m. • Narcotics Anonymous Support Group “It works” at URS Club, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Unit 71, Kenai. • AA North Roaders Group Step and Traditions Study at North Star Methodist Church, Mile 25.5 Kenai Spur Highway. Call 907-242-9477. • Alcoholics Anonymous Ninichik support group at United Methodist Church, 15811 Sterling Highway, Ninilchik. Call 907567-3574. The Community Calendar lists recurring events and meetings of local organizations. To have your event listed, email organization name, day or days of meeting, time of meeting, place, and a contact phone number to

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


AmVets volunteer meeting on tap AMVets Post 4 located in the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road is holding a meeting Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. for all those interested in volunteering for various upcoming events and veteran’s community outreach programs. If you have questions please call 262-3540.

Free gardening classes at Kenai Peninsula Food Bank Square Foot Gardening instructor Lark Ticen will teach two sessions of “Square Foot Gardening 101” Aug. 26 and Sept. 2, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. Ticen will also teach a “How to Winterize Your Garden” class on Sept. 4, 5:307 p.m. at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. To register, please call 283-8732 ext. 5. These free classes are offered through a partnership that includes Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank for the benefit of growers across the Kenai.

If you want to learn the basics, or simply want to improve your game, come to the Pickle Ball Skills & Drills sessions on Sundays in August, 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Sterling Community Center. Regular pickle ball play is Tuesdays 1 to 3 p.m., and Thursdays 6:30 to 9 p.m. Pickle ball is open to the public. Find the Sterling Community Center calendar at, or call 262-7224 for more information.

Calling all bowlers Bowlers wanted to fill fall and winter leagues, Monday and Fridays Women’s leagues, Tuesday and Thursday Mixed leagues, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday Senior Leagues, Wednesday Scratch League, Saturday and Sunday Youth Leagues for more information call Alaska Lanes 283-3314.

Free pressure canner dial gauge testing available The Cooperative Extension Service is offering free testing of pressure canner dial gauges all summer, weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Extension office located in the same building with Fish and Game at 43961 K-Beach Road. To assure home canned low acid food such as fish is safely canned it is essential to check dial gauges annually for accuracy. Weighted gauges do not need to be checked. For more information contact the Extension Office at 262-5824.

Senior softball up to final at-bat

Senior softball in Soldotna will play for the last time season today at 9 a.m. at Centennial Park on the first Little League LeeShore board meeting scheduled diamond. New players are welcome. It doesn’t matter how long The LeeShore Center will be having their August Board it has been since you played. It is co-ed softball starting at age meeting on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. This meeting will be held 50 and up. Call Paul at 394-6061 or just show up at Centennial at The LeeShore Center, 325 S. Spruce Street in Kenai. The Park between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. public is welcome to attend and if you need further information call 283-9479. Territorial school the topic

Sterling Community Center hosts yoga class The Sterling Community Center has a Beginning Yoga and Stretch class on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. This class is good for all skill levels. It is open to the public. Find the Sterling Community Center calendar at, or call 262-7224 for more information.

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The Kenai Historical Society will hold its first meeting of the season at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Kenai Visitor’s Center. The guest speaker will be Dick Reger, who will speak on his time at the Kenai Territorial School. Lunch will be provided. The Kenai Historical Society encourages new members to join. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, call 283-1946.

Legal questions arise for fantasy day game biz By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer

Some of the newest incarnations of fantasy football look a lot more like gambling than intricate, outsmart-your-opponent strategy games. Since 2011, the billion-dollar fantasy market has been infused with dozens of daily and weekly games. Those games allow players to win huge prizes quickly, sometimes in one week, sometimes in just one night. With players betting thousands or even tens of thousands a night, legal experts believe it’s time to review the section of the 2006 federal law that was written specifically to protect fantasy sports from being banned the way online poker was. “There’s importance in clarifying the law,” says Marc Edelman, a professor at Fordham Law School who studies the law as it applies to fantasy sports. “As long as there’s uncertainty about the legality of these games, some potential businesses that might enter the marketplace stay out.” Seasonal leagues are largely the domain of billion-dollar companies such as CBS and ESPN, with close ties to the NFL. For now, they have remained on the sidelines of the short-term business, leaving it largely in the hands of companies such as FanDuel, which is expecting to triple its base to 500,000 fans this season. “We have the most popular fantasy football game going,” said Kevin Ota of ESPN, which boasts an estimated 14 million fantasy players. “It’s been incredibly successful, and we’re focused on improving our game every year. We always keep our eye on opportunities to serve sports fans better.” ESPN officials say they have no immediate plans for weekly cash games. Traditional leagues at ESPN and elsewhere received their legal clearance from the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, which was designed mainly to stop Internet poker. It included an important “carve out” for fantasy football. Meanwhile, most state laws define fantasy football as skill-

based propositions, which keeps them legal. Peter Schoenke, chairman of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, says daily and weekly games that adhere to the group’s rules also are protected by the 2006 law, and that the NFL and Major League Baseball “have fully embraced fantasy sports in all forms, both free and pay.” “If a game operator doesn’t follow the UIEGA, the FSTA doesn’t consider the contest to be a true ‘fantasy sports’ contest,” Schoenke said. Las Vegas-based attorney Tony Cabot, who has practiced gambling law for three decades, said it’s easy to argue that season-long games are skill based “because you exercise a great deal of skill in operating a team.”

choosing who, between two players, will finish a certain day with more receiving yards. “It depends on how you run your game,” Cabot said. “If you said, ‘We’re going to do fantasy, quick pick, random drafts,’ I say, ‘How can that be skill based?’ But if it’s a daily game where you’re doing a draft, have the ability to change players halfway through the game and make all these decisions, then it’s much closer to a traditional model.” In 2007, Cabot co-authored a legal paper titled “Fantasy Sports: One Form of Mainstream Wagering in the United States.” It offers a point-by-point deconstruction of the federal law that essentially legalized a growing industry that, to some, looks very much like gambling.

‘You have to figure out who to draft, play, trade to have a successful season. And because your’re doing all that, you’re betting on an outcome you can control.’ — Las Vegas-based attorney Tony Cabot “You have to figure out who to draft, play, trade and all those things to have a successful season,” Cabot said. “And because you’re doing all that, you’re betting on an outcome you can control.” The day-game world can be much different and the skill level needed to “run” a team that exists for only one week is far lower than that for a season-long enterprise. And a growing number of fantasy sites have games that “look very much like prop bets or parlay cards,” Cabot says, with some games as simple as paying an “entry” fee, and then





One of Cabot’s key points is that the NFL, seeing the revenue and viewership possibilities of fantasy football, hired a well-paid lobbyist who helped smooth the way for an imperfect bill to become law. Cabot’s conclusion is that the process “ultimately has done a great disservice to reasoned policymaking and, potentially, to the long-term future of the fantasy sports industry itself.” He counts the growing daygame business as one area especially susceptible to confusion. Edelman agrees. “One can argue whether the fantasy sports carve out applies

to the short-duration game, given that, at the time the (federal law) was passed, there was no such thing as daily fantasy sports,” Edelman said. Day games didn’t get much traction until 2011 — five years after the law was passed. The games are pretty much unregulated, and they are exploding. They allow anyone over 18 to gamble on sports outcomes online, while traditional sports gambling is available online only in Nevada and, in some forms, in Delaware. The laws in the states take precedence over the federal law and they vary, most of them basing the legality of a game on how much of it is predicated on skill vs. chance. Last year, a federal court in Illinois dismissed a lawsuit alleging day games were games of chance. A few of the bigger media players — most notably USA Today and Sports Illustrated — have gotten into the daygame business, seeing ample opportunity in an industry that drew an $11 million investment from Comcast Ventures, which plunked the money into FanDuel last year. Meanwhile, the NFL, which did not respond to questions emailed by The Associated Press, keeps watching the numbers swell, while walking the line between using fantasy football to grow its game and maintaining its long-held, hardline stance against anything perceived as gambling. “Part of the problem with entrepreneurial endeavors on the Internet is that some people push the envelope and some cross the line,” Cabot said. “Until there’s some sort of enforcement action on some level, I think you’ll see them keep pushing that line out further and further.”

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What Others Say

Air Force changes training for recruiters The Air Force has come a ways in re-

forming recruit training since sex-abuse scandals rocked the service’s boot camp at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. And it is now making equally important strides with recruiters. An Express-News article by Sig Christenson on Monday shed some light on the Air Force’s revamped training program for recruiters — Inspire, Dissuade, Detect, Deter and Hold Accountable, also known as ID3A. It was bad enough when sexual abuse occurred during boot camp, where trainers occupied particularly powerful positions over vulnerable recruits. But recruiters also occupy a position of power, dictating whether an eager potential recruit can get in and under what circumstances. One of the most important changes came in who could become recruiters. Air Force personnel used to volunteer for the duty. Now, they are chosen by commanders worldwide and are thoroughly vetted. The revamped program emphasizes the service’s core values — integrity, excellence and service before self. And lines have been drawn. There are now strict prohibitions on personal and social contacts with potential recruits. And applicants have been empowered to report inappropriate contact. At least one task remains. It is, however, in Congress’ court. Congress earlier this year reformed much of how the military handles sexual assaults. Commanders can no longer overturn convictions on sexual assaults. Victims now get their own lawyers to defend them against a system that seemed to re-victimize them. And civilian review is now required if a commander vetoes a prosecutor’s wish to go to trial. While these are improvements, what’s significantly left undone is taking away such decisions away from commanders altogether and placing them with experts in the legal process. The Senate rejected this measure by New York Democrat Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. It should revisit the issue. — San Antonio (Texas) Express-News, Aug. 19

Quotable “The airlines have done a really nice job of making hotel fees and surcharges seem reasonable.” — Bjorn Hanson, a professor at New York University’s hospitality school. Hotels will take in a record $2.25 billion from add-on fees this year. “I have nothing to say but I am filled with so much gratitude.” — Beyonce at the MTV Video Music Awards where she closed the show with an epic nearly 20-minute performance.

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Applause NES grateful for good neighbors Recently Ninilchik Emergency Services celebrated the opening of our new station and it was an opportunity to recognize and thank the many people involved. Not present at the ribbon cutting, but not forgotten, were the good folks from Hilcorp. Though not directly involved in the new station, Hilcorp has been a generous supporter of NES from the start. They are a great neigh-

bor, and a great corporate citizen. For a small volunteer service such as ours, such support is crucial. Thank you. Dave Bear, Chief Ninilchik Emergency Services

Support of many helps surpass goal Last summer, my friends and I embarked on seemingly impossible mission to raise funds for a wheelchair accessible vehicle for me and my family. We set a goal of $10,000, and through different community activities organized by Brandi Kerley, and

many many generous donations, that goal was reached and surpassed! On July 11, I picked up our new 2013 Dodge Caravan that is fully wheelchair accessible, smooth and spacious, and all around perfect for our very active lifestyle. This has been the most humbling experience of my life. I am so proud to have been born and raised in this amazing community that has been so supportive and loving. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart to everyone that helped me accomplish this goal! Maggie Winston Kenai

Dems with nothing to lose head to Iowa By THOMAS BEAUMONT Associated Press

AP News Extra

ALTOONA, Iowa — Democrats with presidential dreams are coming to Iowa with little fanfare, entourage or recognition. They are undeterred by talk of a Hillary Rodham Clinton candidacy in 2016 or her plans to visit the leadoff caucus state next month to honor retiring Sen. Tom Harkin. But former Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia, Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and a few other Democrats have nothing to lose if Clinton runs, and lots to gain if she doesn’t. “I’m here to listen to people and think about things,” Webb told The Associated Press with a grin. Webb’s answer, matched with his schedule, has the ring of someone on a political fact-finding mission. The former Navy secretary spoke Thursday to the Iowa Federation of Labor’s annual conference, an important gathering of Democratic opinion leaders. He also campaigned for Rep. Dave Loebsack and Senate candidate Bruce Braley and dined in Des Moines with prominent Democrats, all the while guided by Iowa-based political operative Jessica Vandenberg. It was Webb’s first such foray. He used it to set himself apart from President Barack Obama, whose job approval nationally has been below 50 percent since last year. The president’s use of executive authority “has gone way too far away from the legislative branch,” Webb told the 100 la-

bor leaders at a conference center outside Des Moines. “It certainly is outside all precedent, and the Congress should have stepped in,” he added later in the interview. But Webb, a decorated former Marine whose serious tone hardly makes the pulse race, mixed in a little humor, a time-honored political icebreaker. “I’m the only person elected to the United States Senate with a union card, two Purple Hearts and three tattoos,” he told the labor conference to chuckles and applause. On the GOP side, some potential candidates are further along in Iowa, with paid staff on the ground. Klobuchar, on her third trip to Iowa since the 2012 election, discussed the minimum wage during a stop Saturday in Waterloo with Braley. She says she would support a Clinton candidacy. But if Clinton weren’t in the race, Klobuchar would have proximity to Iowa on her side. “Right now, I’m focused on this job and I think a lot of the work I’m doing in the Senate has national implications,” she told The Des Moines Register while in Iowa last year. Other Democrats who have visited Iowa include Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent who is supported largely by Democrats, will be in Iowa when Clinton

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attends Harkin’s annual fundraiser. Making early visits before better-known prospects has its advantage, said former Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh. He spent 2006 cultivating Democratic support in Iowa, as did Mark Warner, then a former Virginia governor and now a U.S. senator. Both abandoned the idea of a presidential bid after seeing Obama emerging as likely the most promising alternative to Clinton in the 2008 race. “I reached the conclusion that I could run, but I couldn’t win,” Bayh told the AP. Others stay in, despite heavyweight rivals, to audition for top administration posts, as Vice President Joe Biden did, while others lay the groundwork for future campaigns, Bayh said. Biden, the party’s biggest potential 2016 contender not named Clinton, has not been to Iowa since headlining Harkin’s event last year, but he has stayed in touch with Iowans he’s befriended as a two-time candidate for president and groups who have come to Washington. Some, however, strike it rich. A little-known governor of Arkansas ahead of the 1992 presidential campaign, Bill Clinton made early inroads in Iowa and New Hampshire even though more prominent Democrats — New York’s Mario Cuomo and Missouri’s Richard Gephardt — were in the mix. Clinton had nothing to lose staying in the race, then steadily gained as the field narrowed. “You might get some who run anyway,” Bayh said. “They might catch lightning in a bottle.”










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Nation & World

Weapon convoys seen in Ukraine

Around the World US nuclear expert calls for California nuclear plant shutdown until proven safe

By MSTYSLAV CHERNOV Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California’s last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility’s twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults. Michael Peck, who for five years was Diablo Canyon’s lead on-site inspector, says in a 42-page, confidential report that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is not applying the safety rules it set out for the plant’s operation. The document, which was obtained and verified by The Associated Press, does not say the plant itself is unsafe. Instead, according to Peck’s analysis, no one knows whether the facility’s key equipment can withstand strong shaking from those faults — the potential for which was realized decades after the facility was built. Continuing to run the reactors, Peck writes, “challenges the presumption of nuclear safety.” Peck’s July 2013 filing is part of an agency review in which employees can appeal a supervisor’s or agency ruling — a process that normally takes 60 to 120 days, but can be extended. The NRC, however, has not yet ruled. Spokeswoman Lara Uselding said in emails that the agency would have no comment on the document.

EDITORS’ NOTE — Associated Press journalist Mstyslav Chernov was among AP reporters who spent a week in rebel-held territory along the Ukraine-Russian border waiting for a Russian aid convoy to enter Ukraine. Here is his account: KRASNODON, Ukraine — For several evenings this month, convoys of military weaponry passed with clockwork-like regularity through Krasnodon, a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine near the porous border with Russia. The convoys were seen three times last week by Associated Press reporters, and one of them carried about 30 units of weaponry and supplies. All were coming from the direction of Russia and heading west to where pro-Moscow separatists were fighting Ukrainian troops. One rebel fighter described how easy it was to cross into Ukraine through a Russiancontrolled frontier post in a convoy that included a tank, adding that the border officer appeared unfazed at the deadly cargo. NATO and Ukraine have accused Moscow of covertly shuttling heavy artillery and other weapons to the separatists — allegations that Russia routinely denies. NATO says since mid-August, those weapons have been fired from both inside Ukraine and from Russian territory. A safe distance from the shelling that has scarred other areas of the separatist Luhansk region, Krasnodon acts as a hub to supply the rebels with weapons and for getting muchneeded humanitarian supplies to residents. The town of 40,000 people is only 9 miles (15 kilometers) from the border. Residents venture out in the morning to buy groceries, but the streets are empty by evening. Only rebels

American freelance journalist held in Syria for nearly 2 years by Nusra Front now free WASHINGTON — As the U.S. mourned an American journalist beheaded by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria. Peter Theo Curtis, who wrote under the byline Theo Padnos, was freed Sunday, offering consolation to U.S. officials, a journalism community and family members deeply unnerved by the grisly video of James Foley’s beheading in a desolate desert landscape. Curtis’ father, Michael Padnos, said his wife spoke to their son briefly by telephone Monday morning and that he seemed to be in good physical health. Padnos said his son was apparently in Tel Aviv but would be flown back to Boston soon. He praised the work of the U.S. and other governments in getting his son freed. “We are very thrilled, and we hope the same thing is going to be true for all the others (journalists held),” said Padnos, speaking in a telephone interview from a boat outside Paris.

Thousands of Israelis living next to Gaza clear out amid Palestinian mortar attacks






JERUSALEM — Hundreds of Israelis left their homes along the border with the Gaza Strip on Monday, reflecting growing frustration over the war with Hamas and the Palestinian mortar fire raining down on their communities. Tens of thousands of Israelis have fled the area in nearly two months of fighting, which has turned the communities into virtual ghost towns. With the school year fast approaching, the government began offering assistance to residents Monday in the first largescale voluntary evacuation in nearly eight weeks of fighting. Officials estimate that 70 percent of the 40,000 inhabitants of the farming communities along the Gaza border have left over the course of the fighting, including hundreds on Monday. Some went to stay with relatives and friends, while others are staying at hostels or were taken in by strangers who want to help fellow Israelis. Fields that once yielded vegetables and flowers are barren and pockmarked by Palestinian mortar shells. Streets are empty and most homes eerily silent. The fighting has killed more than 2,100 Palestinians, according to Gaza officials, leveled thousands of buildings and left tens of thousands of people homeless.

Liberian doctor who got experimental Ebola drug dies, says information minister MONROVIA, Liberia — A Liberian doctor who received one of the last known doses of an experimental Ebola drug has died, officials said Monday, as Canada said it has yet to send out doses of a potential vaccine that the government is donating. Ebola has left more than 1,400 people dead across West Africa, underscoring the urgency for developing potential ways to stop and treat the disease. However, health experts warn these options have not undergone the rigorous testing that usually takes place before drugs and vaccines are approved. The experimental vaccines are at still at a Canadian laboratory, said Patrick Gaebel, spokesman for the Public Health Agency of Canada, who declined to speculate how many weeks it could be before those are given to volunteers. “We are now working with the (World Health Organization) to address complex regulatory, logistical and ethical issues so that the vaccine can be safely and ethically deployed as rapidly as possible,” Gaebel said. Only six people in the world are known to have received the untested drug known as ZMapp. The small supply is now said to be exhausted and it is expected to be months before more can be produced by its U.S. maker.

Burger King may move to Canada despite upset US customers NEW YORK — Some Burger King customers are finding it hard to swallow that the home of the Whopper could move to Canada. Investors seemed to welcome the announcement by Burger King late Sunday that it was in talks to buy Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons and create the world’s third-largest fast-food restaurant company. The news pushed shares of both companies up more than 20 percent. But customers were already voicing their discontent with the 60-year-old hamburger chain because of its plans to relocate its corporate headquarters to Canada in a deal that could lower its taxes. By Monday afternoon, Burger King’s Facebook page had more than 1,000 mostly negative comments about the potential deal. Shawn Simpson, who hadn’t heard of the talks until approached by a reporter while he was at a Burger King in New York City on Monday afternoon, said he didn’t like the idea of the company paying its taxes to another country. “For them to take their headquarters and move it across the border is a negative for me,” said Simpson, 44, who was ordering a Double Whopper and onion rings. “It’s an American brand.” — The Associated Press

‘Russian artillery support — both crossborder and from within Ukraine — is being employed against the Ukrainian armed forces.’ — NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu sit and drink at the few bars still open. Alexander Zakharchenko, the leader of the largest rebelcontrolled city, Donetsk, said earlier this month that his forces were being bolstered by 1,200 fighters who underwent training in Russia. He said the fighters have 150 armored vehicles, including 30 tanks, and have gathered near a “corridor” along the Russian border. When asked about the military hardware, Zakharchenko insisted it was all taken from Ukrainian forces in battle — a notion scoffed at by the Ukrainian government. On three evenings between Aug. 19 and Aug. 23, AP reporters saw large convoys of military hardware pass through Krasnodon from areas near the Russian border and head north and west, toward the fighting. They were later seen returning empty of their cargo. On other days during that period, the reporters only heard the convoys. Supplies heading west, toward the conflict zones, are frequently seen both during the day and night near Krasnodon. It was not the first time that AP journalists had seen heavy weaponry in eastern Ukraine. On July 17, AP reporters in the town of Snizhne saw a tracked launcher with four SA-11 surface-to-air missiles parked on a street. The bulky missile system is also known as a Buk M-1. Three hours later, people six miles (10 kilometers) west of Snizhne heard loud noises and then saw the wreckage and bodies from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 fall from

the sky. All 298 people aboard were killed when the plane was shot down. Rebel fighters in Krasnodon freely boast about their military equipment, although they have refused to give their full names, fearing repercussions if their identities were disclosed. One told the AP on Aug. 18 that he had seen a major new arrival of equipment traveling toward the rebel-held city of Luhansk, which is virtually surrounded by government troops and has come under weeks of sustained shelling that has cut off water, power and phone service, and led to daily bread lines. “We thought, at last! There were tanks and Buks (missile launchers) — three battalions in all. My arm started to hurt from all the waving,” he said, identifying himself with only his nom de guerre of “Vityaz.” Some of the hardware in the separatists’ hands is indeed well-worn and very old. Other items are clearly new, such as the four Tigr SUVs — a Russian version of the Hummer — that was seen by AP journalists Aug. 19 on a country road away from the main highway near Krasnodon. A column of five trucks carrying fuel and ammunition was seen Wednesday morning by the AP. Although covered with tarps, some of the boxes of ammunition were visible in the open back of one of the trucks. The trucks were later seen returning, empty. In the Ukrainian villages along the snaking Seversky Donets River that forms part of the border with Russia, rebels had an array of heavy armaments,

including tanks, armored personnel carriers and rocket launchers. Every day, usually in the evening, the sound of artillery barrages can be heard from the direction of Molodohvardiisk, 6 miles (10 kilometers) north of Krasnodon. NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu has said that since mid-August, NATO has seen multiple reports that Russia is transferring tanks and other heavy weapons to the separatists in Ukraine. “Russian artillery support — both cross-border and from within Ukraine — is being employed against the Ukrainian armed forces,” she said in a statement Friday. Previously, the West had accused Russia of cross-border shelling only. Ukrainian security services have also produced what they say is satellite evidence showing equipment and fighters crossing from Russia along country routes. With more than 60 miles (100 kilometers) of the border in rebel hands, however, fighters brag that making the trip from Russia to Ukraine is simple. One official crossing under rebel control is near the Ukrainian town of Izvaryne, 9 miles (15 kilometers) east of Krasnodon. That frontier post was used Friday by Russia to send hundreds of trucks into rebelheld territory as part of an aid convoy — a move that Ukraine denounced as an invasion. About a month ago, Ukrainian forces were shelling the Izvaryne crossing regularly, but the way has been wide open for days. Rebel fighters from a mobile combat group led by a commander who gave his nom de guerre as “Sniper” exchanged tales of their exploits last week as they waited for a delivery of emergency food to be unloaded at an orphanage for disabled children in Krasnodon. The men spoke openly in the presence of an AP reporter.

Syria warns: No unilateral strikes on militants By RYAN LUCAS Associated Press

BEIRUT — Syria said Monday it was ready to help confront the rising threat from the Islamic State group, but warned the United States against carrying out airstrikes without Damascus’ consent, saying any such attack would be considered an aggression. In seeking to portray itself as a partner for the international community, Syria seemed intent on capitalizing on the growing clamor among some U.S. officials, including military leaders, to expand the current American air campaign against the Islamic extremists in Iraq and to hit them in Syria as well. President Barack Obama has long been wary of getting dragged into the bloody and complex Syrian civil war that the United Nations says has killed more than 190,000 people. He has resisted intervening militarily in the conflict, even after a deadly chemical weapons attack a year ago that Washington blamed on President Bashar Assad’s government. But the extremist group’s rampage across wide swaths of Iraq, declaration of a state governed by their harsh interpretation of Islamic law in territory spanning the Iraq-Syria border, and grisly beheading of an American journalist, have injected a new dynamic into those calculations. Now, Obama faces pressure from his own military leaders to go after the extremists inside Syria. Speaking in Damascus, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem appeared acutely aware of how much has changed since last August, when the U.S. was threatening to carry out punitive airstrikes against Assad’s government in the wake of the chemical attack. Since then, global disapproval has shifted away from Assad and toward the Islamic extremists who are fighting him and spreading destruction across Syria and Iraq.

Al-Moallem told reporters his government is ready “to cooperate and coordinate” with any side, including the U.S., or join any regional or international alliance against the Islamic State group. But he said any military action inside Syria should be coordinated with the Syrian government. “Any strike which is not coordinated with the government will be considered as aggression,” he said. He said Damascus has warned repeatedly of the threat of terrorism and the need to cut off resources and funding, but “no one listened to us.” Syria’s government has long described the rebels fighting to topple Assad as “terrorists” in a foreign conspiracy. In Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also said Western nations that long refused to condemn Assad’s enemies were now coming to





realize the threat posed by the Islamic State group. The West, he said, will “have to choose what is more important: to change the regime and satisfy personal antipathies with the risk that the situation will crumble, or find pragmatic ways to join efforts against the common threat, which is the same for all of us — terrorism.” Moscow has been a close ally of Damascus for decades, and has provided it with weapons and funding to help support Assad throughout the current conflict. Mustafa Alani, the director of the security and defense department at the Gulf Research Center in Geneva, said Syria’s offer aims to take advantage of current events in Iraq, and the corresponding shift in American and European attitudes about Assad and the Islamic State extremists. “The Syrian government is trying to say they are on the

same side as the international community. The old claim from Day 1 that the Syrians have tried to make is that they are fighting pure terrorism. There’s no revolution, no rebels, no opposition,” Alani said. “I don’t see this sort of call being acceptable, especially on the regional level,” he added. “The Americans might find themselves forced to cooperate under the table with the Syrians. But I don’t think Arab countries will accept Syria as a member of the club fighting the Islamic State.” The Abbas regime’s warnings about the Islamic State group ring hollow to many in the opposition, who have watched Damascus turn a blind eye to the militants’ expansion in Syria for more than a year. Many even accuse the government of facilitating the group’s rise at the expense of more mainstream rebel factions.





A-6 Peninsula Clarion, Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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hicles were built by Sandia National Laboratories of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Continued from page A-1 glide vehicle’s thermal protec- Continued from page A-1 tion system was designed by Kwajalein and was supposed the Army Aviation and Missile Other items on the statewide to cover the 3,500 miles in less Research Development and En- agenda at the meeting include than an hour, Schumann said. gineering Center in Redstone changes to Prince William The booster and glide ve- Arsenal, Alabama. Sound’s shrimp fisheries and a repeal of the prohibition on felted soles while sport fishing Faeo said she made 20 bowls. in fresh water. Linda Swarner, the execuAt that meeting, the board tive director for the Kenai Pen- will also consider a proposal to Continued from page A-1 insula Food Bank, said with reduce the length of drift nets, help of other donations, includ- limit the number of nets fished lease expires Sept. 30, 2015 ing wood bowls from the Sol- per setnet permit, reduce the with rent reduced to $125 a dotna woodworking company, days available to dipnetters, month, because the potter’s “Three Guys No Wood,” they and prohibit motors on the Keguild surrendered storage space had enough bowls to make the nai. That was submitted by an to the art guild. August is the fundraiser a success. individual, Pavel R. Vitek, who last month the potter’s guild Attendees to the soup dinner wrote that it could help ensure paid $150 for rent. received an empty bowl and had more salmon escape to the riv“Now we have to pay for a 15 different soups options from ers. Vitek also submitted a prostorage unit,” Faeo said. “We a variety of area restaurants. posal to modify the length of didn’t get everything we want- Swarner said the event is the set and drift gillnets based on ed but now we have the time biggest fundraiser of the year preseason sockeye forecasts. needed if we decide to move for the food bank and brings in The Seward Charterboat Asinto a new space.” one-fifth of its revenue for the sociation has submitted proposBoth parties have agreed to year. The annual operating bud- als for Prince William Sound meet sometime between next get for the food bank is about asking the board to require May and June to discuss a po- $540,000. The agency also retential renewal of the sublease, ceives money from donations, Faeo said. Until then the 40 corporate, state and federal to 50 members of the potter’s grants. guild can once again use the “The soup auction pays for space, as long as they follow gas for trucks to pick up reclaim By DAN JOLING house rules, she said. foods,” she said. “It is a popuNo gas-fired kilns can be lar event with so many people Associated Press used when the gallery is open from the community coming ANCHORAGE — A man for an exhibit. The gas is re- together to help us raise money quired to be off six hours be- to keep the lights on. You have suspected of walking out of a fore, during and one hour after to keep the lights on to refrig- Juneau, Alaska, jewelry store open hours, according to the erate the coolers to protect the with a gold nugget worth nearly $5,000 developed a conscience sublease. food we’re giving out.” The potter’s guild has its The food bank, which serves and paid for it — after his imown gas meter and has agreed the entire Kenai Peninsula, age was distributed by police to pay for its own gas use on the processes one million pounds through a “crime stoppers” propremises. The two parties have of food a year, half of which gram. The man was a former resiworked out a formula for shar- comes from local grocery dent who had returned three ing the electric cost. stores. Swarner said 20 percent weeks ago to participate in a Once the two sides came to of the population receives food salmon fishing derby, police Lt. an understanding, potter’s guild assistance. Last year the Firemembers were allowed to fire weed Diner served approxi- Kris Sell said. By Sunday afthe kilns and had less than three mately 20,000 meals or 1,670 ternoon, he had called the store weeks to finish ceramic bowls meals a month. for the Kenai Peninsula Food “A lot of people are just getBank Soup Supper Fundraiser, ting by whether they are young held Aug. 23 at the Kenai Cen- or old,” she said. “Even twotral High School. income families with low payFAIRBANKS (AP) — More “It was our No. 1 prior- ing jobs. If a car breaks down or ity,” Monell said. “Because of medical bills pile up, we see a than 400 people have signed an the delay we were behind on number of people come in dur- online petition protesting a posmaking bowls. We gave it our ing hard times. Things happen sible $320,000 bonus for Unibest shot and did the best we … we feed people because no versity of Alaska President Pat Gamble. could.” one deserves to be hungry.” Opponents hope the univerThe food bank had requested 400 bowls for the dinner and Reach Dan Balmer at dan- sity’s regents will rescind the auction. Monell said the pot- iel.balmer@peninsulaclarion. bonus or Gamble will return it, the Fairbanks Daily Newster’s guild provided 230 bowls. com. Miner reported. Regents in June voted to tempted to put out the fire by award Gamble the bonus if he waving a towel, but the flames remained on the job through were too high and she got out 2016. The bonus equals a year Continued from page A-1 of the house, he said. of his salary. “Cooking fires are the numSine Anahita, an associate said. “We know some things ber one cause of residential fires professor of sociology on the are not replaceable.” in the United States,” Nelson university’s Fairbanks campus, A preliminary investigation said. “Lucky for her she had a launched the petition Tuesday showed the fire most likely working smoke detector which and calls it “fiscally and morstarted from the owner cooking possibly saved her life.” ally irresponsible at this time.” on the stovetop. She fell asleep About 40 positions have been on the couch and awoke when Reach Dan Balmer at dan- eliminated at the Fairbanks the smoke detector alarm went iel.balmer@peninsulaclarion. campus, she said. off, Nelson said. The owner at- com. “It just seems so poorly

sport fishermen to keep the first two king salmon they catch in saltwater, rather than practice catch and release but later keep one, and to reduce lingcod catches both by commercial and sport fishermen. Those are up for discussion at the Prince William Sound and Upper Copper/Upper Susitna finfish meeting in Cordova, Dec. 3-8. Some proposals that were implemented in Cook Inlet during the Lower and Upper Cook Inlet board meetings in 2013 and 2014 will now be discussed for other regions — such enabling ADFG managers to prohibit barbless hooks for king fishing in the Upper Copper/ Upper Susitna area. Additional Cook Inlet proposals could be added in October The board will also meet in Juneau Oct. 15-16 to discuss agenda change requests. Those were due Aug. 18, and BOF Executive Director Glenn Haight wrote in an Aug. 19 email that about 28 were sub-

timed,” Anahita said. “If this was the ‘80s, and we were flush with oil money, sure, give him a bonus, thank him for his service. We’re not flush with money, though.” The petition had 429 names as of Saturday. A memo written by Regents Chairwoman Pat Jacobson that’s being sent to people who have complained about the bonus notes that Gamble’s salary hasn’t increased since 2011. His pay is at least 25 percent lower than compensation for system presidents at comparable universities, she wrote. A bonus instead of a raise is a legitimate way to keep a strong leader, she said. “Pat Gamble is an accomplished, nationally known and exceptional leader, who

could readily take his skills elsewhere or simply decide to retire,” the memo states. “The retention incentive approach

n On Aug. 10 at 1:15 p.m., Kenai police responded to Wildwood Pretrial Facility to remand Michael D. Hancock, 32, of Kenai, for second-degree unlawful contact, violating a protective order and violating conditions of release that had occurred after his arrest on Aug. 8. n On Aug. 10 at 12:19 Kenai police responded to a report of assault. Officers contacted the people involved and determined that John H. Maestas, 42, of Kenai, had assaulted the other party. Maestas was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without incident. n On Aug.10 at 8:26 p.m., Kenai police received a report of a vehicle crash at the Kenai Spur Highway and Willow Street and that one of the vehicles had fled the scene. After a short search, the vehicle was located in Old Town. Officers contacted the driver, Ginger L. Burton, 50, of Sterling. After investigation, Burton was charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle collision, failure to insure vehicle and no valid operator’s license. Burton was released at the scene. The vehicle was impounded n On Aug. 8 at 1:42 a.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop on the Kenai Spur Highway near Shotgun Drive. Spencer J. Rogers, 21, of Soldotna, was issued a summons for no valid operator’s license. n On Aug. 8 at 2:08 a.m., Kenai police contacted a vehicle on the Kenai Spur Highway near Shotgun Drive. Jessup D. Hawkins, 18, of Kenai, was issued a summons for driving in violation of instruction permit.

store management, Segura was arrested on a charge of seconddegree criminal trespass and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. n On Aug. 4, the Kenai Police Department issued a summons to Matthew S, Lay, 18, of Sterling, for violating a domestic violence restraining order on Aug. 2 n On Aug. 3 at 12:48 a.m., Kenai police responded to Evergreen Street on a report of suspicious activity. Tami Hangstefer, 23, of Kenai, was arrested for fourth-degree and sixthdegree misconduct involving a

controlled substance and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. n On Aug. 3 at 9:06 p.m., Kenai police responded to a suspicious male at Safeway. Randy A. Wolfe, 36, of Anchorage, was arrested on two counts of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and fourth-degree theft and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. n On Aug. 1 at 7:35 p.m., Kenai police responded to a report of a person followed by another vehicle. All parties involved were contacted near the intersection of the Kenai Spur

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mitted. A breakdown by region or subject was not available as of that day, but Haight said they would likely be out in the near future. An ACR typically asks the board to consider an issue out of cycle. In October, the board will decide whether or not to take up each request, and then add it to one of the regularly scheduled meetings — usually the supplemental issues meeting in March. ADFG Biologist Pat Shields said the department had not submitted any agenda change requests for Cook Inlet fisheries, but that he thought stakeholders had submitted some, given that the 2014 fishery was the first year after a board meeting with a lot of changes to area salmon management plans. Cook Inlet ACRs would likely wind up on the board’s agenda for the Anchorage meeting in March, although the board will decide whether to hear each item — and when to hear it — at the October meeting.

Typically, the board also discusses other items at its October meeting, including setting the location of future meetings and hearing escapement goal reports for the fisheries being discussed in the coming year. The board’s schedule for the coming year is as follows: n Work Session, Oct. 15-16, Juneau n Prince William Sound and Upper Copper/Upper Susitna Finfish, Dec. 3-8, Cordova n Southeast and Yakutat Crab, Shrimp and Miscellaneous Shellfish, Jan. 21-27, 2015, Wrangell n Southeast and Yakutat Finfish, Feb. 23-March 3, 2015, Sitka n Statewide Dungeness Crab, Shrimp, Miscellaneous Shellfish and Supplemental Issues, March 17-20, 2015, Anchorage Molly Dischner can be reached at molly.dischner@

Thief offers to pay for gold nugget and left his credit card number to pay for the precious metal. “He didn’t think he was on video,” Sell said. Alaska has a rich mining history, and gold continues to be pursued by corporations with heavy equipment and individuals with gold pans. Nuggets are used in jewelry, and the largest specimens are prized for their natural beauty and heft. The missing nugget disappeared Aug. 10. According to Juneau Crime Line, a man in his 60s took a nugget from a display case and tried to get a clerk’s attention,

but then put the nugget in his pocket and walked out of the store. A clerk said the man had bought something the day before and provided his name. Police, however, could find no one by that name in Juneau. Still photos distributed by Juneau Crime Line were published Friday by the Juneau Empire and others. Tips poured in, Sell said. Apparently someone also tipped off the suspect. The man called the jewelry store and said, “I hear you’re looking for me,” Sell said, be-

fore leaving his credit card number. Linking him to the missing nugget was aided by the man’s Facebook post about his plan to fish in the derby. It helps police when suspects post travel plans, Sell said. “If they commit a crime, it makes it fairly easy to place them here,” she said. Police and prosecutors will decide in a week or so whether to press charges. “It would be an expensive case to prosecute because of the extradition involved,” Sell said.

Online petition protests UA leader bonus

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Police reports n On Aug. 8 at 6:08 a.m., Kenai police responded to Davidson Street and Bumblebee Street on a report of a vehicle in the middle of the road. Matthieu P. Alexander, 26, of Soldotna, was arrested for third-degree and fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and second-degree misconduct involving a weapon and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. n On Aug. 8 at 2:19 p.m., Kenai police responded to Japonski Drive on a report of criminal mischief. Michael D. Hancock, 32, of Kenai, was arrested for fourth-degree criminal mischief, domestic violence related, and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. n On Aug. 8 at 8:26 p.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop at Main Street near Overland Avenue. Gandolf A. Sallison, 25, of Kenai, was arrested for driving while license revoked and driving in violation of limited license and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. n On Aug. 7 at 3:46 p.m., Kenai police received a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report regarding a vehicle unable to maintain its lane. Officers located the vehicle near Bridge Access Road and Beaver Loop and conducted a traffic stop. After investigation, William B. Vaudrin, 39, of Kenai, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. An additional charge of breath test refusal was added. n On Aug. 6 at 5:22 p.m., Kenai police received a report of a vehicle fleeing from Alaska Wild-

life Troopers at the beach access on South Spruce Street. Officers responded, and Marshall D. Payton, 48, of Kenai, was issued a summons to court for driving while license suspended. n On Aug. 5 at about 2:00 a.m., Kenai police received a report of a disturbance. Christopher J. Larson, 45, of Kenai, was arrested for violating conditions of release. Jenna R. Rogers, 26, of Kenai, was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence). Both were taken to Wildwood Pretrial. n On Aug. 5 at 5:04 a.m., Kenai police made a traffic stop at Lawton Drive and Baker Street. Alexandra W. Leslie, 33, of Anchorage, was issued a summons for failure to insure vehicle. Danyale C. McCall, 38, of Soldotna, was arrested for fourthdegree misconduct involving a controlled substance. McCall was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. n On Aug. 5 at 1:57 p.m., Kenai police made a traffic stop at Broad Street and Overland Avenue. Julie M. Millan, 47, of California, was issued a summons to court for driving while license suspended. n On Aug. 5 at 9:31 p.m., Kenai police received a report of people going to buy drugs. Courtney L. Vandermartin, 23, of Wasilla, was arrested for third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. n On Aug. 4 at 8:12 p.m. Kenai police observed Elizabeth M. Segura, 42, of Kenai, entering Country Foods. A records check confirmed that Segura had been permanently trespassed from Country Foods and their property. Following confirmation of the trespass with C




addresses market issues while creating a powerful incentive for President Gamble to stay on board.”

Man dies in Dillingham drowning ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say the body of a 43-year-old Dillingham man has been recovered after a drowning. Troopers say they are investigating the death of Galacia Hiratsuka, whose body was recovered Saturday near the Ekuk dock south of Dillingham. Troopers were notified Friday night that Hiratsuka had jumped out of a boat. Troopers say Hiratsuka tried to swim to shore, but did not surface. Local searchers looked for Hiratsuka that night but were unable to find him because of the darkness and outgoing tide. His body was recovered the next morning. Troopers say Hiratsuka had not been wearing a flotation device. The body was transported to the state medical examiner’s office.

Highway and McKinley Street. After a brief investigation, Sheri K. Perkins, 41, of Soldotna was arrested for fourth-degree assault and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. n On Aug. 1 at 1:41 p.m., Kenai police conducted at traffic stop on Lake Street in Kenai and contacted Steven C. Mapes, 25, of Kenai. Recorded indicated that Mapes was driving while license revoked and driving in violation of a limited license. Mapes was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. The vehicle was released to a licensed driver.










Peninsula Clarion, Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Woods dismisses swing coach Foley DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer

PARAMUS, N.J. — Tiger Woods is leaving swing coach Sean Foley after four years and no majors. Woods said on his website Monday he will no longer work with Foley, the Canadian whom he hired when his game was at its low point following the upheaval with his marriage. The announcement came one day after another Foley pupil, Hunter Mahan, won The Barclays. “I’d like to thank Sean for his help as my coach and for his friendship,” Woods said. “Sean is one of the outstanding coaches in golf today, and I know he will continue to be successful

with the players working with him.” Woods has been coping with back problems for more than a year. He had surgery March 31 to alleviate a pinched nerve, forcing him to miss two majors during his three months of recovery. He missed two cuts, withdrew from another tournament and had his worst 72-hole finish in a major after returning. He is taking three months off in a bid to regain his full strength, and said this would be the right time to dismiss Foley. Woods is not scheduled to play again until his World Challenge in Orlando, Florida, the first week in December. He does not have a coach and said there was no timetable to hire one.

“My time spent with Tiger is one of the highlights of my career so far, and I am appreciative of the many experiences we shared together,” Foley said in a statement posted on Woods’ website. Foley was the third coach Woods hired as a professional. Woods began working with Butch Harmon as a teenager, and they changed his swing twice. The biggest overhaul was after Woods won the Masters by 12 shots. Many believe the new swing produced Woods’ most dominant golf, though he also was in his early 20s and had not had serious issues with his knee. Woods won eight majors while with Harmon, including seven in 11 attempts and an unprec-

edented sweep of them in 2000-01. They parted in 2003. Woods went to Hank Haney and produced another memorable stretch with an entirely different swing. In a two-year period covering 34 tournaments, Woods won 18 times (including four majors) and was runner-up six times. That ended with the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines, right before his fourth and most invasive knee surgery. That was his 14th major, and Woods has not won another since. He remains four short of the record held by Jack Nicklaus. Haney announced in May he was leaving Woods, although those close to Woods felt a split was imminent.

Woods went through most of 2010 without a coach until hooking up with Foley for the first time at the PGA Championship in 2010 at Whistling Straits. Woods won three times on the PGA Tour in 2012, and then delivered a fivewin season in 2013 when he returned to No. 1. But he rarely challenged in the majors, some of that because of injury. He missed two majors in 2011 while letting leg injuries fully heal. Woods had a share of the 36-hole lead in the U.S. Open and PGA Championship in 2012, but he was not a factor on Sunday. He was two shots off the lead going into the final round of the 2013 British Open and fell back quickly.

Orioles crush Rays, end skid By The Associated Press

BALTIMORE — Delmon Young, J.J. Hardy and Chris Davis homered in succession during a six-run fifth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles cruised past the Tampa Bay Rays 9-1 Monday night to end a threegame losing streak. Baltimore hit five homers in all, four off rookie Jake Odorizzi (9-11). Nick Markakis and Steve Pearce delivered back-toback shots in the third to spark the Orioles to their ninth win in 13 games against Tampa Bay this season. After totaling four runs and 13 hits in three road losses to the Chicago Cubs, the Orioles got 14 hits against a Tampa Bay staff that had a major leaguebest 2.28 ERA since the AllStar break. Baltimore’s Chris Tillman (11-5) yielded an unearned run and three hits in seven innings. C




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Andy Murray, of the United Kingdom, stretches his leg between serves against Robin Haase, of the Netherlands, during the opening round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament Monday in New York.

Murray wins despite cramps RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK — Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the U.S. Open. Murray outlasted Robin Haase 6-3, 7-6 (6), 1-6, 7-5 in the first round Monday during an afternoon that was hot but not particularly humid. He was mystified that the cramps came on so early — at the start of the third set after only about an hour and a half on court. “When it starts to kind of go everywhere, you don’t know exactly where it’s going to creep up next,” he said. “When you stretch one muscle, something else then cramps, too.” It started in the back of his

On Tap Peninsula high school sports Tuesday Volleyball Kenai at Seward, 5 p.m. Thursday Volleyball ACS at Seward, 4 p.m. Friday Football Seward at Ketchikan, noon Cross country Homer Invitational, 3:30 p.m. Volleyball Seward at Homer, 6:30 p.m. ACS at Nikiski, 6:30 p.m. Soldotna at Chugiak Invite, TBA Swimming Soldotna at Kodiak, 6 p.m. Seward at Kenai, 3:30 p.m. Saturday Football Homer at Barrow, 2 p.m. Nikiski at Monroe, 1 p.m. Thunder Mountain at Soldotna, 2 p.m. Kodiak at Kenai, 3 p.m. Voznesenka at Eielson, 1 p.m. Cross country Seward at Colony, TBA Swimming Mariner Triathlon, 8 a.m. Soldotna at Kodiak, 10 a.m. Volleyball ACS at Homer, 1:30 p.m. Soldotna at Chugiak Invite, TBA

left shoulder, and then quickly spread to his forearm. The right-handed Murray couldn’t toss the ball high enough to get any pace on his serves. Between points, he’d twist his body to awkwardly stretch his left side. After hitting a winner, he’d reach for his quad. Murray was twice down a break in the fourth set, but the 70th-ranked Haase unraveled with a string of unforced errors. He wasted three break points in the final game, when a missed call also cost him. The eighth-seeded Murray had felt confident in his conditioning after productive training sessions in Miami, where he weathered far more heat and humidity than this. He wondered if something was amiss in his nutrition. “Cramping in my left forearm?” a bewildered Murray

said. “I mean, I didn’t use my left forearm a whole lot today.” Haase, also bothered by some cramping, said he didn’t eat and drink enough beforehand because of an earlier-thanexpected start — the first match on Louis Armstrong Stadium lasted just 47 minutes. But Murray said dehydration didn’t seem to be his problem. Serving for the fourth set at 5-3, Haase double-faulted on break point to allow Murray to get back on serve. Murray then went up 6-5 when he took Haase’s second serve high and whacked a forehand winner. With Murray trying to serve out the match, Haase smacked a deep return on his second break point that might have set him up to win the game. But the ball was called out, and after it was overturned on review, they had to replay the point. This time,

Haase hit a volley into the net. Murray is notorious for suddenly clutching at an ailment after a poorly played point. On this day, though, the misery was clearly real. The two-time major champion went after winners to shorten points, tried to stay upright to keep the strain off his legs. It was just enough to eke out the victory. “I don’t think if it would have gone to five sets I would’ve been the favorite,” Murray said. Three years ago, he and Haase did go five in New York, with Murray rallying from a two-set deficit to win in the second round. After Monday’s loss, Haase planned to complain to the ATP that he was denied treatment during the match for a sore foot. But the Dutchman insisted he wasn’t distracted by Murray’s shows of discomfort.

YANKEES 6, ROYALS 1 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Derek Jeter drove in two runs in his final scheduled trip to Kauffman Stadium, backing a sharp outing from Michael Pineda and helping the Yankees beat the Royals for their fifth straight win. Jacoby Ellsbury drove in a run in the seventh inning with the 1,000th hit of his career, then added a two-run homer in the ninth. Stephen Drew and Martin Prado also homered for New York. Pineda (3-2) gave up a solo shot to Mike Moustakas leading off the third inning, but that was about it in his third game back from the disabled list. Pineda struck out five without a walk in 6 1-3 innings to win for the first time since beating the Cubs on April 16.

CARDINALS 3, PIRATES 2 PITTSBURGH — Matt Holliday’s two-run single in the seventh inning off Jared Hughes capped a late rally, and the Cardinals beat the Pirates. Jon Jay’s pinch-hit single tied the game with two outs in the seventh and Holliday followed with a sharp single to left off Hughes (64) to score Jay and Matt Carpenter. John Lackey (13-8) worked out

of trouble early to work seven innings and pick up his second victory with the Cardinals after arriving in a trade from Boston on July 31. Trevor Rosenthal gave up a leadoff home run in the ninth to Andrew McCutchen but held on to earn his 39th save.

MARLINS 7, ANGELS 1 ANAHEIM, Calif. — Giancarlo Stanton upstaged Mike Trout with a three-run homer in the first regular-season showdown between two of baseball’s brightest young stars, leading Miami to a comfortable victory over Los Angeles. Jarred Cosart (2-1) allowed a run and seven hits over 7 2-3 innings. He struck out four in his fourth outing since he was acquired from Houston at the July 31 trade deadline. The right-hander, who was 9-7 with the Astros, lost his shutout bid in the eighth on an RBI double by Kole Calhoun. Wade LeBlanc (0-1) was charged with six runs and seven hits in 3 1-3 innings as a replacement for Garrett Richards, out for the season because of a knee injury that occurred last week in Boston. It was LeBlanc’s first big league start since May 6, 2013, for the Marlins. The Angels slipped back into a tie for the AL West lead with Oakland.

ATHLETICS 8, ASTROS 2 HOUSTON — Jeff Samardzija pitched eight solid innings and Josh Donaldson drove in three runs to lead Oakland over Houston. Samardzija (4-3) allowed six hits, two runs and tied a season high with 10 strikeouts to bounce back from a two-game skid in which he yielded 11 runs combined. The right-hander was 2-7 with the Chicago Cubs before an early July trade. Josh Reddick hit a two-run homer and Donaldson had three hits after sitting out Sunday with a knee injury. Donaldson doubled twice for his first extra-base hits and RBIs in his last nine games. Chris Carter hit a two-run homer in the eighth to pull the Astros within one, but the A’s added five runs in the ninth after reliever Tony Sipp walked all four batters he faced. Scott Feldman (7-10) allowed See MLB, Page A-8

Cassel locks up starting job for Vikings By The Associated Press

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Matt Cassel has seen a lot in 10 years in the NFL, including by his count seven different offensive coordinators in his last six seasons in the league. So when Cassel re-signed with the Minnesota Vikings in the offseason and started to digest Norv Turner’s new system, he knew he’d have to work harder and study longer than he ever had before to win the starting job. Mission accomplished. Cassel was named the starting quarterback over first-round draft pick Teddy Bridgewater on Monday for the regular season opener against the St. Louis Rams, an achievement that resonated with a player who has evolved from no-name rookie to backup sensation to embattled starter and then to a journeyman veteran scratching and clawing to get another shot. “I’ve been through a lot in my career,” Cassel said. “I’ve been through the ups, I’ve been through the downs. I’ve been through the highs and the lows. At this point nothing really surprises me in my career. Because of those (experiences),

it callouses you to a few different situations that as a younger player I might not have taken it as well.” One of those situations happened last year in Minnesota, when Cassel outplayed Christian Ponder and Josh Freeman during the season, but wound up starting only six games during a miserable 5-10-1 season. The Vikings fired coach Leslie Frazier and the rest of the staff after the season, hired Mike Zimmer and Turner to turn things around and brought Cassel back to bring some stability to the position. Cassel has been sharp while starting all three preseason games. He has completed more than 66 percent of his passes for 367 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. “Matt did not do anything to lose the job this preseason,” Zimmer said. “I think he’s played great. The team has a lot of confidence in him. They feel good about his veteran leadership and presence.” The Vikings traded back into the first round on draft night to get Bridgewater with the 32nd pick and have pegged him as the long-term answer for the team’s C




unsettled quarterback spot. After an understandably up-and-down preseason opener, Bridgewater has played well in the last two games. In all three games, Bridgewater is 26 of 40 for 266 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions while getting most of his action with the backups and has impressed with his unflappable demeanor and low-key presence. Meriweather suspended again for blow to head ASHBURN, Va. — The NFL once again has suspended Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather for his latest blow to the head of an opponent, which the league said is his sixth violation of player safety rules. The league announced Monday that Meriweather will be suspended for the first two regular season games for his helmet-to-helmet hit on receiver Torrey Smith in the second quarter of Saturday night’s preseason win over the Baltimore Ravens. Meriweather will miss the opener against the Houston Texans on Sept. 7 and the Sept. 14 game against the Jack-

sonville Jaguars. He will not be allowed to attend team meetings or practices or appear at the team’s facilities for any reason during the suspension. The sanction was levied by Troy Vincent, a longtime NFL safety and now the league’s executive vice president of football operations. The league said Vincent determined that Meriweather “delivered a forceful blow to the head and neck area of a defenseless receiver with no attempt to wrap up or make a conventional tackle.” The league said Meriweather has previously been disciplined five times for illegal hits to defenseless players. He was suspended two games last season after two helmet-first hits in a win over the Chicago Bears, but the penalty was reduced to one game after an appeal. Meriweather’s tendency to lead with his helmet — and aim for an opponent’s head — has been a major point of concern since he joined the Redskins in 2012. On the play against Baltimore, he and Smith lowered their heads at roughly the same time as Smith went for a pass over the middle, but Meriweather See NFL, Page A-8





A-8 Peninsula Clarion, Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Scoreboard Basketball WNBA Playoffs (x-if necessary)

CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-3) Eastern Conference Chicago 1, Atlanta 1 Friday, Aug. 22: Chicago 80, Atlanta 77 Sunday, Aug. 24: Atlanta 92, Chicago 83 Tuesday, Aug 26: Chicago at Atlanta, 3:30 p.m. Indiana 2, Washington 0 Thursday Aug. 21: Indiana 78, Washington 73 Saturday, Aug. 23: Indiana 81, Washington 76, OT Western Conference Phoenix 2, Los Angeles 0 Friday, Aug. 22: Phoenix 75, Los Angeles 72 Sunday, Aug. 24: Phoenix 93, Los Angeles 68 Minnesota 2, San Antonio 0 Thursday Aug. 21: Minnesota 88, San Antonio 84 Saturday, Aug. 23: Minnesota 94, San Antonio 89 All Times ADT

Baseball AL Standings

East Division W Baltimore 74 New York 68 Toronto 66 Tampa Bay 64 Boston 57 Central Division Kansas City 72 Detroit 70 Cleveland 66 Chicago 59 Minnesota 58 West Division Los Angeles 77 Oakland 77 Seattle 71 Houston 55 Texas 51

Pct .574 .527 .504 .489 .435

GB — 6 9 11 18

58 59 63 71 72

.554 .543 .512 .454 .446

— 1½ 5½ 13 14

53 53 59 77 79

.592 .592 .546 .417 .392

— — 6 23 26

NL Standings L 55 63 65 70 72

Orioles 9, Rays 1 TB Ba.

001 000 000—1 4 003 060 00x—9 14

2 1

Odorizzi, Yates (5), Beliveau (6), C.Ramos (7) and J.Molina; Tillman, O’Day (8), Z.Britton (9) and Hundley. W_Tillman 11-5. L_Odorizzi 9-11. HRs_Baltimore, Markakis (12), Pearce (15), D.Young (6), J.Hardy (8), C.Davis (22).

Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 3, 10 inn. Bo. To.

000 030 000 1—4 000 000 003 0—3

8 5

0 0

Buchholz, Uehara (9), Breslow (10) and Vazquez; Happ, Redmond (7), Aa.Sanchez (10) and D.Navarro. W_Uehara 6-4. L_ Aa.Sanchez 2-1. Sv_Breslow (1). HRs_Boston, Betts (2), Pedroia (6).

Yankees 8, Royals 1

L 55 61 65 67 74

Monday’s Games Baltimore 9, Tampa Bay 1 Boston 4, Toronto 3, 10 innings N.Y. Yankees 8, Kansas City 1 Oakland 8, Houston 2 Miami 7, L.A. Angels 1 Texas 2, Seattle 0 Tuesday’s Games Tampa Bay (Cobb 9-6) at Baltimore (W.Chen 13-4), 3:05 p.m. Boston (R.De La Rosa 4-5) at Toronto (Dickey 10-12), 3:07 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (McCarthy 5-2) at Detroit (Porcello 14-8), 3:08 p.m. Cleveland (House 2-3) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 6-10), 4:10 p.m. Minnesota (Nolasco 5-9) at Kansas City (D.Duffy 8-11), 4:10 p.m. Oakland (Hammel 1-5) at Houston (Keuchel 10-9), 4:10 p.m. Miami (Eovaldi 6-8) at L.A. Angels (Shoemaker 12-4), 6:05 p.m. Texas (N.Martinez 3-9) at Seattle (Paxton 3-1), 6:10 p.m. All Times ADT East Division W Washington 75 Atlanta 68 Miami 65 New York 61 Philadelphia 59 Central Division Milwaukee 73 St. Louis 71 Pittsburgh 67 Cincinnati 63 Chicago 58 West Division Los Angeles 74 San Francisco 68 San Diego 60 Arizona 55 Colorado 53

at Arizona (Cahill 3-8), 5:40 p.m. Miami (Eovaldi 6-8) at L.A. Angels (Shoemaker 12-4), 6:05 p.m. Milwaukee (J.Nelson 2-4) at San Diego (T.Ross 11-12), 6:10 p.m. Colorado (J.De La Rosa 13-8) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 14-9), 6:15 p.m. All Times ADT

Pct GB .577 — .519 7½ .500 10 .466 14½ .450 16½

58 59 64 68 72

.557 — .546 1½ .511 6 .481 10 .446 14½

58 62 70 76 77

.561 — .523 5 .462 13 .420 18½ .408 20


001 100 402—8 13 001 000 000—1 7

0 1

Pineda, Huff (7) and McCann; Shields, Bueno (7), B.Chen (9) and S.Perez. W_Pineda 3-2. L_Shields 12-7. HRs_New York, Drew (6), Prado (4), Ellsbury (11). Kansas City, Moustakas (15).

Athletics 8, Astros 2 Oak. 001 200 005—8 Hou. 000 000 020—2

9 7

1 0

Samardzija, O’Flaherty (9) and D.Norris; Feldman, Fields (8), Sipp (9), Veras (9) and J.Castro. W_Samardzija 4-3. L_Feldman 7-10. HRs_Oakland, Reddick (10). Houston, Carter (31).

Rangers 2, Mariners 0 Tex. 000 100 100—2 Sea. 000 000 000—0

7 4

0 1

Mikolas, Feliz (9) and Telis; Elias, Maurer (6), Medina (8), Furbush (9) and Zunino. W_Mikolas 2-5. L_Elias 9-11. Sv_Feliz (7).

Marlins 7, Angels 1 Mia. 003 400 000—7 LA 000 000 010—1

11 8

0 0

Cosart, Hatcher (8) and Saltalamacchia; LeBlanc, Cor.Rasmus (4), Morin (7), Salas (9) and Iannetta. W_Cosart 2-1. L_LeBlanc 0-1. HRs_Miami, Stanton (33).

Phillies 3, Nationals 2 Was. 000 001 001—2 Ph. 000 110 10x—3

6 8

0 0

Roark, Blevins (7), Detwiler (8) and W.Ramos; A.Burnett, Diekman (8), Papelbon (9) and Ruiz. W_A.Burnett 7-14. L_Roark 12-8. Sv_Papelbon (32). HRs_Washington, Rendon (17), W.Ramos (7). Philadelphia, Asche (9), Ruiz (4).

Cardinals 3, Pirates 2 SL Pit.

000 000 300—3 010 000 001—2

8 8

1 2

Lackey, Neshek (8), Rosenthal (9) and T.Cruz; F.Liriano, J.Hughes (7), Ju.Wilson (7), Axford (9) and R.Martin. W_Lackey 2-1. L_J. Hughes 6-4. Sv_Rosenthal (39). HRs_Pittsburgh, P.Alvarez (18), A.McCutchen (20).

Brewers 10, Padres 1 Monday’s Games St. Louis 3, Pittsburgh 2 Philadelphia 3, Washington 2 Miami 7, L.A. Angels 1 Milwaukee 10, San Diego 1 Colorado 3, San Francisco 2 Tuesday’s Games St. Louis (Lynn 14-8) at Pittsburgh (Cole 7-4), 3:05 p.m. Washington (G.Gonzalez 6-9) at Philadelphia (Hamels 7-6), 3:05 p.m. Atlanta (A.Wood 9-9) at N.Y. Mets (Gee 4-6), 3:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 7-11) at Cincinnati (Cueto 15-7), 3:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (R.Hernandez 7-9)

Mil. SD

102 013 102—10 16 010 000 000—1 8

0 0

Lohse, Duke (7), W.Smith (8), Kintzler (9) and Maldonado; Stults, Boyer (6), A.Torres (7), Stauffer (9) and Grandal. W_Lohse 12-7. L_Stults 6-14. HRs_Milwaukee, Braun (17), Ar.Ramirez (14).

Rockies 3, Giants 2 Col. 100 200 000—3 SF 110 000 000—2

6 9

1 4

Matzek, Ottavino (8), Hawkins (9) and McKenry; Peavy, Romo (8), Affeldt (9) and Susac. W_Matzek

3-9. L_Peavy 2-4. Sv_Hawkins (21). HRs_San Francisco, Susac (2).

Tennis U.S. Open

Monday At The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center New York Men Novak Djokovic (1), Serbia, def. Diego Schwartzman, Argentina, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4. Stan Wawrinka (3), Switzerland, def. Jiri Vesely, Czech Republic, 6-2, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (3). Milos Raonic (5), Canada, def. Taro Daniel, Japan, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (1). Andy Murray (8), Britain, def. Robin Haase, Netherlands, 6-3, 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-5. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (9), France, def. Juan Monaco, Argentina, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-1. Tommy Robredo (16), Spain, def. Edouard Roger-Vasselin, France, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4. Mikhail Youzhny (21), Russia, lost to Nick Kyrgios, Australia, 7-5, 7-6 (4), 2-6, 7-6 (1). Philipp Kohlschreiber (22), Germany, def. Facundo Bagnis, Argentina, 6-2, 7-6 (3), 6-3. Leonardo Mayer (23), Argentina, def. Albert Montanes, Spain, 6-2, 3-0, retired. Julien Benneteau (24), France, lost to Benoit Paire, France, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. Jeremy Chardy (30), France, def. Alejandro Falla, Colombia, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 7-5, 6-4. Fernando Verdasco (31), Spain, def. Blaz Rola, Slovenia, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5, 1-6, 6-4. Women Simona Halep (2), Romania, def. Danielle Rose Collins, United States, 6-7 (2), 6-1, 6-2. Agnieszka Radwanska (4), Poland, def. Sharon Fichman, Canada, 6-1, 6-0. Maria Sharapova (5), Russia, def. Maria Kirilenko, Russia, 6-4, 6-0. Angelique Kerber (6), Germany, def. Ksenia Pervak, Russia, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5. Jelena Jankovic (9), Serbia, def. Bojana Jovanovski, Serbia, 6-2, 6-3. Caroline Wozniacki (10), Denmark, def. Magdalena Rybarikova, Slovakia, 6-1, 3-6, 2-0, retired. Sara Errani (13), Italy, def. Kirsten Flipkens, Belgium, 6-1, 7-5. Lucie Safarova (14), Czech Republic, def. Timea Babos, Hungary, 6-4, 7-5. Andrea Petkovic (18), Germany, def. Ons Jabeur, Tunisia, 7-6 (7), 1-6, 6-3. Venus Williams (19), United States, def. Kimiko Date-Krumm, Japan, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3. Sloane Stephens (21), United States, def. Annika Beck, Germany, 6-0, 6-3. Alize Cornet (22), France, def. Amandine Hesse, France, 6-1, 6-2. Garbine Muguruza (25), Spain, lost to Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, Croatia, 6-3, 7-6 (4). Sabine Lisicki (26), Germany, def. Francoise Abanda, Canada, 6-3, 7-5. Roberta Vinci (28), Italy, def. Paula Ormaechea, Argentina, 6-3, 6-3. Kurumi Nara (31), Japan, def. Aleksandra Wozniak, Canada, 6-2, 6-1.

Transactions BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB — Suspended New York Yankees minor league RHP Andy Beresford (Charleston-SAL) and New York Yankees minor league 1B Leonard Thompson (GCL Yankees) 50 games apiece, after each tested positive for an amphetamine. American League BOSTON RED SOX — Placed SS Xander Bogaerts on the 7-day concussion disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 23. Selected the contract of INF Carlos Rivero from Pawtucket (IL). TEXAS RANGERS — Placed OF Shin-Soo Choo on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 24. Recalled OF Michael Choice from Round

Rock (PCL). Purchased the contract of C Tomas Telis from Round Rock. National League PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Selected the contract of OF Jose Tabata from Indianapolis (IL). Optioned OF Gregory Polanco to Indianapolis. Reinstated INF Cliff Barmes from the 15-day DL. Designated INF Jayson Nix for assignment. FOOTBALL National Football League NFL — Suspended Washington S Brandon Meriweather for the first two regular season games for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Baltimore WR Torrey Smith in a preseason game on Aug.23. ARIZONA CARDINALS — Released LB Keenan Clayton, LB Jojo Dickson, C Tom Draheim, WR Reggie Dunn, K Jay Feely, LB Derrell Johnson, S Orhian Johnson, QB Ryan Lindley, WR Kevin Ozier, DT Justin Renfrow, CB Brandon Sermons, OT Max Starks and RB Damien Thigpen. BALTIMORE RAVENS — Released S Omar Brown, WR LaQuan Williams, LB Austin Spitler, LB Nick DiMarco, OT David Mims, CB Deji Olatoye, CB Marrio Norman, RB Cierre Wood, P Richie Leone and WR Mike Willie. Waived/injured OT Brett Van Sloten and FB Shaun Chapas. Placed DE Kapron Lewis-Moore, G Will Rackley and DE Brent Urban on injured reserve. BUFFALO BILLS — Released S Derek Brim, QB Dennis Dixon, P Jake Dombrowski, WR Tori Gurley, S Jajuan Harley, K Dustin Hopkins, DT Damien Jacobs, C Macky MacPherson, WR Chris Summers, G J.J. ‘Unga and RB Ronnie Wingo. CHICAGO BEARS — Terminated the contract of S Craig Steltz. CINCINNATI BENGALS — Terminated the contract of CB R.J. Stanford. Waived DT Larry Black, S Isaiah Lewis, K Quinn Sharp and WR Ryan Whalen. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Waived DB Royce Adams, RB Edwin Baker, OL Randall Harris, DB T.J. Heath, DL Cam Henderson, WR Jonathan Krause, OL Ryan Lee, LB Caleb McSurdy, OL Keavon Milton, LB Keith Pough, WR Tim Smith, OL Jeremiah Warren and TE Martell Webb. Terminated the contract of WR Anthony Armstrong. Claimed OL Karim Barton and OL Donald Hawkins off waivers from Philadelphia. DALLAS COWBOYS — Released DE Martez Wilson and FB J.C. Copeland. DETROIT LIONS — Released K Giorgio Tavecchio, CB Jonte Green, QB James Franklin, FB Chad Abram, P Drew Butler and CB Aaron Hester. Placed S DeJon Gomes on injured reserve. DENVER BRONCOS — Waived DT Cody Larsen. Placed WR Jordan Norwood on injured reserve. HOUSTON TEXANS — Released WRs Joe Adams and Alec Lemon, RB William Powell, G Sam Longo, NTs David Hunter and Austin Brown, LBs Terrance Lloyd and Lawrence Sidbury and CB Junior Mertile. Placed OT David Quessenberry on the reserve/ non-football illness list and S Lonnie Ballentine on the reserve/ injured list. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Waived CB Johnny Adams, CB Qua Cox, G Andre Cureton, G Marcus Hall, CB Kameron Jackson, WR Nu’Keese Richardson, LB Jonathon Sharpe, S David Sims, WR Eric Thomas, WR Tony Washington and FB Cameron White. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Waived WR Lamaar Thomas and RB Terrance Cobb. Waived/ injured CB Deion Belue. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Released WR Deon Anthony, DL Jairus Campbell, DT Jermelle Cudjo, WR Weston Dressler, G Otis Hudson, WR Jerrell Jackson, CB Brandon Jones, CB Vernon Kearney, S Jerron McMillian, TE Adam Schiltz and WR Darryl Surgent. Placed Sanders Cummings on injured reserve. MIAMI DOLPHINS — Signed DT Cory Grissom and K Jake Rogers. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Released S Brandan Bishop, OT Pierce Burton, CB Derek Cox, WR

. . . MLB

on San Francisco’s mistakes. The Rockies have won four straight in San Francisco for the first time in club history. Continued from page A-7 In his 14th major league start and first against the Giants, Matzek (3-9) seven hits and three runs in seven won for the first time since beating innings. Pittsburgh on July 26. The rookie left-hander also won for the first time in eight road appearances and PHILLIES 3, NATIONALS 2 seven starts after beginning 0-5. PHILADELPHIA — A.J. BurBREWERS 10, PADRES 1 nett struck out 12 in seven innings and Cody Asche and Carlos Ruiz SAN DIEGO — Ryan Braun homered to lead the Phillies to a and Aramis Ramirez homered to victory over the Nationals. back Kyle Lohse’s six effective inDomonic Brown had two hits nings as Milwaukee routed San Diand an RBI for Philadelphia, ego for its fifth straight road win. which won for the fourth time in Lohse (12-7) allowed a run five games. and four hits in his first start since Wilson Ramos and Anthony spraining his right ankle on Aug. Rendon homered for NL East- 13. He beat the Padres for the leading Washington, which lost for fourth straight time. just the second time in 14 games. Eric Stults (6-14) was charged Burnett (7-14) won for the first with four runs and nine hits in five time since the All-Star break, al- innings, snapping his three-game lowing one run on three hits with winning streak. just one walk. The right-hander enRamirez and Gerardo Parra had tered leading the majors in walks three RBIs apiece. Braun, Ramirez with 76. and Carlos Gomez each had three

hits to help the first-place Brewers remain 1 1/2 games ahead of St. TORONTO — Yoenis Cespedes Louis in the NL Central. singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and the Red Sox survived a ninth-inning collapse RANGERS 2, MARINERS 0 to beat the Blue Jays 4-3, snapping SEATTLE — Miles Mikolas their losing streak at eight games. allowed three hits in eight innings, Cespedes has 19 RBIs in 22 J.P. Arencibia singled home the gogames since being traded to Boston ahead run in the fourth and Texas on July 31. Seven of those 19 RBIs blanked Seattle in the opener of a have given the Red Sox a lead. three-game set. Mikolas (2-5) faced two batters more than the minimum, erasing ROCKIES 3, GIANTS 2 two of the three hits he allowed SAN FRANCISCO — Tyler with double plays. The right-handMatzek struck out seven in seven er struck out five and walked one. innings to end a five-start losing It was the first time Mikolas did not streak, and Colorado capitalized permit a run in 10 career starts.






Andy Cruse, WR Kamar Jorden, WR Erik Lora, OT Kevin Murphy, DT Kheeston Randall, DE Tyler Scott, DE Jake Snyder, TE Kory Sperry, CB Robert Steeples and WR Ty Walker. Waived/injured S Mistral Raymond. Activated TE Chase Ford from the PUP list. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Released LB James Anderson, DL Tommy Kelly, DL Will Smith and TE Justin Jones. NEW YORK JETS — Suspended CB Dimitri Patterson indefinitely after he left the team for 48 hours without contacting the organization. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS — Claimed DL Joe Kruger off waivers from Philadelphia. Released OT Nick Becton, RB Zach Boren, TE Jake Byrne, WR Brelan Chancellor, LB Adrian Hamilton, WR Micah Hatfield, G Darryl Johnson, TE Ryan Otten, DB Lowell Rose, P Chase Tenpenny and RB Kerwynn Williams. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Terminated the contracts of OT Wade Smith and CB Terrell Thomas. Waived OT Cory Brandon, RB Demitrius Bronson, S Mike Dobson, DE Jackson Jeffcoat, WR Kevin Smith and CB Thomas Wolfe. ST. LOUIS RAMS — Waived CB Jarrid Bryant, P Bobby Cowan, OT R.J. Dill, WR Jordan Harris, LS Jorgen Hus, FB Kadeem Jones, LB Johnny Millard, WR T.J. Moe and OT D.J. Morrell. Waived/ injured LB Pat Schiller. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Waived LB Damaso Munoz. TENNESSEE TITANS — Waived LB Kendrick Adams, CB Marc Anthony, DL Lanier Coleman, OL Kevin Danser, OL Tyler Horn, WR Julian Horton, RB Waymon James, CB Micah Pellerin, WR Jaz Reynolds, S Hakeem Smith, WR Derel Walker and LB Jonathan Willard. HOCKEY National Hockey League OTTAWA SENATORS — Signed G Craig Anderson to a three-year contract extension through the 2017-18 season. COLLEGE COMMONWEALTH COAST CONFERENCE — Named Kaylyn Smith assistant commissioner. EASTERN COLLEGE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE — Announced New Rochelle, Le Moyne, Limestone and Newberry have been accepted as full members of the conference. Named CHARLOTTE — Named John Maine volunteer assistant baseball coach. KENTUCKY — Suspended senior OT Darrian Miller and junior WR Rashad Cunningham for one game for an unspecified violation of team rules. LOYOLA (NO) — Named Justin Barker women’s assistant volleyball coach. NYU — Named Cassie Vondrak women’s assistant softball coach. PRESBYTERIAN — Named Clay Hodges and Eric Miller assistant defensive football coaches. TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN — Announced men’s sophomore basketball F Janari Joesaar received a waiver from the NCAA to compete this season after a transfer from Mississippi. Announced the transfer of men’s sophomore basketball F Adonis Rwabigwi from Furman. WASHINGTON (MD.) — Named Kevin Breslin and Ryan Van Zelst men’s assistant basketball coaches. WEST VIRGINIA — Announced CB Ishmael Banks was suspended three games by the NCAA for an unspecified academic eligibility issue. YESHIVA — Named Gabe Haber women’s soccer coach.

Liverpool takes Balotelli gamble STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer

Liverpool signed Italy striker Mario Balotelli from AC Milan for 16 million pounds ($26.5 million) on Monday, taking a calculated gamble on a headline-grabbing player known as much for his controversies as his goals. Nineteen months after ending a 2½-year spell with Manchester City to play for his boyhood club, Balotelli will return to the English Premier League as a replacement for Luis Suarez — another of world football’s talented but disruptive stars. “I’m happy to be back because I left England and it was a mistake,” Balotelli said. “I wanted to go to Italy but I realized it was a mistake.” Balotelli, who has signed what Liverpool said is a “long-term deal,” spent his first day with his

. . . NFL Continued from page A-7

lowered the crown of his helmet and clearly wasn’t going for a hit instead of attempting a tackle. The pass was incomplete, and Meriweather was given a 15-yard penalty for a personal foul. “I’m trying to do what the NFL asks of me,” Meriweather said after the game. “After going through this offseason and working on the things that I need to work on, I get the first chance, and it seems like I failed.” Medical officials discuss concussions NEW YORK — Medical officials from the NFL, FIFA and other sports organizations are banding together to look into better ways to identify, manage and treat concussions. The “think tank,” funded by an educational grant from the NFL, was held Sunday and Monday at league headquarters in New York. Dozens of scientific and medical personnel from football, rugby and eques-

new team watching the Reds lose 3-1 to City in a Premier League game at Etihad Stadium later Monday. He wasn’t registered in time to play. Liverpool has been looking to strengthen its strikeforce after selling Suarez to Barcelona for $130 million but left it to the last week of the transfer window to secure one of the summer’s most high-profile and intriguing signings. During his time at City, in which he won the league title, Balotelli was sent off four times, threw a dart at a youthteam player and was involved in an incident that saw fireworks explode in his bathroom. Days before news of the fireworks incident emerged, Balotelli had revealed a T-shirt under his City jersey with the question, “Why Always Me?” after scoring in the team’s 6-1 win over Manchester United. trian circles participated. Dr. Rich Ellenbogen, chairman of the NFL’s head, neck and spine committee, said the various sports organizations “need to look at all variations of what is being done around the world.” “This will change the paradigm,” Ellenbogen said of such cooperation among sports. “How can we accelerate the information? This can provide a unique perspective to get people back to health. There are a lot of big ideas that can come out of this that resonated with all the leagues that may have not come up if they had done it in isolation.” Among those on hand were FIFA’s chief medical officer, Dr. Jiri Dvorak; Dr. Martin Raftery of the International Rugby Board; Dr. Willem Meeuwisse of the University of Calgary’s sports injury prevention research center; and Dr. Paul McCrory, an associate professor at Australia’s Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. McCrory, who works with Australian Rules Football, also emphasized the need to work collectively.





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Homeschool Family Liaison KPBSD is seeking an experienced and qualified Connections Homeschool Family Liaison that will organize collaborative instructional and social interactions between homeschool families. The family liaison will serve as the intermediary between program’s staff, students, and families.

Clerical III iGrad Student Coach Soldotna, AK

43335 K Beach Rd. Ste 31 High School diploma, positive attitude, strong written,verbal, clerical, and computer skills. Experience with mentoring and diverse cultures a plus. Complete GCSD application on the Galena City School District website:

For more information contact Peninsula Clarion Circulation Dept. (907)283-3584

Prior experience with homeschooling preferred. This position is posted on-line at the KPBSD website, Employment tab, Current Openings, Homeschool Family Liaison Job ID 4600 *WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER*

or drop off an application/resume at the

Peninsula Clarion 150 Trading Bay Road, Kenai The Peninsula Clarion is an E.O.E.

General Employment

Homer Electric Association, Inc. is seeking a highly qualified individual to fill the position of Executive Assistant to the General Manager in the Kenai office. This position works directly with the General Manager, Board of Directors and other Executive level staff acting as a liaison between the parties and providing administrative support. These duties include reviewing and responding to, or appropriately directing, correspondence, email and phone calls; coordinating, preparing and distributing electronic board packets for the HEA and AEEC Boards of Directors; attending Board and Member meetings, recording and transcribing all minutes to become the official and legal documents of the cooperative; maintaining and coordinating schedules for the General Manager and Directors, including scheduling regular or special meetings of the Board or HEA staff; preparing, coordinating and monitoring the General Managers budget; providing travel coordination assistance to the General Manager and Board of Directors as assigned; overseeing the maintenance of historical and permanent records. This position requires a high level of expertise in MS Office Suite, electronic document distribution, tablet maintenance/troubleshooting, network functions, strong communication skills, and document control. The successful candidate must be available to attend evening board meetings, prepare emergency materials and may be required to travel out of the service area. An Associate’s Degree in Business Administration, Office Services or a related field is preferred with at least two years of executive secretarial experience required. A high school graduate with an additional four years of executive level secretarial experience may be substituted for the degrees. Applications may be completed on line at . If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at (907) 235-3369 or HEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer; Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled. Applications must be received by 08/31/2014 to be considered.

General Employment

Homer Electric Association, Inc. is seeking a person to fill the position of Engineering Technician II in the Kenai, AK office. Duties include the design of overhead and underground power lines, staking and preparing cost estimates for line extensions, new services and system improvements; system inventories, record keeping, file maintenance, and finalizing work orders; updating and maintaining maps using GIS software; inspecting distribution lines for compliance, performing periodic maintenance inspections of electrical facilities and preparing work orders as required for maintenance work. Technicians also assist in field survey work for securing rights-of-way and easements for power line as-builts, and locating line extensions and other system facilities. The successful candidate will demonstrate two years of college level staking/surveying education or training, and two years of related work experience, four years of applicable work experience can be substituted for education requirements. GIS experience is desirable.

CITY OF KENAI, ALASKA Position Vacancy Full time Public Safety Dispatcher. Pay $23.42 per hour. The Public Safety Dispatcher performs duties to coordinate public safety (Police, Fire and EMS) response. Position announcement, job description and application are available through the Alaska Job Center Network, (907) 283-2995. Submit application packet by September 8th, 2014 to Peninsula Job Service, 11312 Kenai Spur Hwy, Kenai, AK 99611 or Kenai Police Department, 107 S. Willow St., Kenai, AK 99611. The City of Kenai is an equal opportunity employer. For more information about the City of Kenai visit

General Employment

Applications may be completed on line at . If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at (907) 235-3369 or HEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer; Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled. Applications will no longer be accepted after September 5, 2014.

Kenai Diesel & Marine, Inc. is seeking experience truck mechanic. Diesel engine & heavy equipment mechanic. 5 years plus experience, have own tools, good driving record, drug free and a good attitude. Top pay $30.- $40. hour, 40hour week minimum, and some over time. Send Resume to Kenai Diesel & Marine, Inc. 35403 K-B Dr., Soldotna, AK 99669 or email or call (907)260-3928

General Employment

Direct Service Advocate Full-time

Office & Clerical

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 on Friday September 5, 2014. EOE

CITY OF KENAI, ALASKA FINANCE DEPARTMENTADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT I Posting Date: August 18, 2014 Closing Date: August 29, 2014 Salary: $22.31 per hour. General Description: This is a year round, 20 hour per week position within the City’s Finance Department. The Administrative Assistant ( is an office assistant position that provides clerical and receptionist functions and cashiering activities under the direction and supervision of the Finance Director. This position requires daily contact with City employees, outside agencies, and the general public. General office, receptionist and cashiering experience is desirable. Position announcement, job description and application are available through the Alaska job Center Network, (907) 335-3010 and the City’s Website at 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. We Link: For more information about the City of Kenai, visit our home page at

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


The Peninsula Clarion is accepting applications for an additional outside sales representative. Sales experience is a must. This position requires a dependable vehicle & an Alaskan drivers license. Position offers excellent earning potential. Benefits available.

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

Alaska Oil Services has an opening for Bulk Fuel Plant Manager. Apply on-line: or e-mail resume to: Employment Agriculture Computing & Engineering Construction & Trades Domestics, Childcare, Aides Drivers/Transportation Education Finance & Accounting General Employment Healthcare Hospitality & Food Service Manufacturing & Production Oil & Refinery Office & Clerical Personal Care/Beauty Professional/ Management Real Estate, Leasing, Mortgage Retail Sales & Marketing Schools/Training Tourism Work Wanted


Full time, experience preferred. Soldotna/ Kenai. (907)398-7201


Join the Clarion Newspaper Team!

Applications may be completed on line at If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at (907) 235-3369 or HEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer; Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled. Applications will no longer be accepted after Sept. 5th, 2014.

Advertising Assistant Proficiency with both Mac and PC computer using Word/ Excel and Outlook, as well as experience with other software programs desirable. Exceptional customer service and telephone skills, accuracy in data entry with a high attention to detail. Professional appearance. Ability to meet deadlines and complete multiple tasks, this individual will support the Advertising Department with office related tasks, may work directly with customers in a receptionist capacity, perform data entry on a daily basis, and learn to answer phones. Hours are Monday – Friday, 8am- 5pm. Salary DOE. Benefits available. Submit completed application attention: Leslie Talent Peninsula Clarion PO Box 3009 Kenai, AK 99611 No Phone Calls. The Peninsula Clarion is an EOE. Applications are available at our offices on 150 Trading Bay Road in Kenai, Suite 1.

Oil & Refinery

General Employment

General Employment

Homer Electric Association, Inc. is seeking a person to fill the position of Engineering Technician II in the Kenai, AK office. Duties include the design of overhead and underground power lines, staking and preparing cost estimates for line extensions, new services and system improvements; system inventories, record keeping, file maintenance, and finalizing work orders; updating and maintaining maps using GIS software; inspecting distribution lines for compliance, performing periodic maintenance inspections of electrical facilities and preparing work orders as required for maintenance work. Technicians also assist in field survey work for securing rights-of-way and easements for power line as-builts, and locating line extensions and other system facilities. The successful candidate will demonstrate two years of college level staking/surveying education or training, and two years of related work experience, four years of applicable work experience can be substituted for education requirements. GIS experience is desirable.

Office & Clerical

General Employment

Salary based on Educational Support Personnel Agreement including a benefit package

To place an ad call 907-283-7551


Employment Opportunities: Kenai Peninsula Borough School District


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General Employment

First Student 36230 Pero St Soldotna, AK 99669 907-260-3557


Antiques/Collectibles Appliances Audio/Video Building Supplies Computers Crafts/Holiday Items Electronics Exercise Equipment Firewood Food Furniture Garage Sales Heavy Equipment/ Farm Machinery Lawn & Garden Liquidation Machinery & Tools Miscellaneous Music Musical Instructions Office/Business Equipment Vacations/Tickets Wanted To Buy



Auctions Business for Sale Financial Opportunities Mortgage/Loans




REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Commercial Property Condominiums/ Town Homes Farms/Ranches Homes Income Property Land Manufactured Mobile Homes Multiple Dwelling Out of Area for Sale Steel Building Vacation Property Wanted To Buy Waterfront Property


Send resume and/or application to: Peninsula Clarion. Attn.: Leslie Talent PO Box 3009 Kenai AK 99611 NO PHONE CALLS or deliver to: 150 Trading Bay, Kenai.

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


SOLDOTNA HOME for Sale. Two story 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath on a quiet cul-de-sac. Garage and carport. fireplace. New roof & paint. Close to schools. Approximately 1,500sqft. 273 Arlington Ct. $220,000. Paul (907)398-4773

WOODLAND KENAI Family Home. 2300sqft. 3-bedroom 3-bath with 2-car garage on a large city lot with no development behind. Open floor plan, large basement, rock fireplace, remodeled bathroom, high ceilings, out building, and deck. Close to schools, town, trails, beach, and parks! --- A must see! $255,000. Call (907)394-2546


Real Estate For Sale Commercial Property Condominiums/Town Homes Farms/Ranches Homes Income Property Land Manufactured Mobile Homes Multiple Dwelling Out of Area for Sale Steel Building Vacation Property Wanted To Buy Waterfront Property


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

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

Rentals Apartments, Unfurnished Apartments, Furnished Cabins Condominiums Town Homes Duplex Homes Lots For Rent Manufactured/Mobile Homes Misc. Rentals Office Space Out of Area Rentals Rental Wanted Retail/Commercial Space Roommate Wanted Rooms For Rent Storage Rentals Vacation Rentals

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Apartments, Unfurnished ALL TYPES OF RENTALS


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


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Wild Kratts 7 Fishing contest. ‘Y’

The Dr. Oz Show ‘PG’ Wild Kratts “Fireflies” ‘Y’

Channel 2 News 5:00 Report (N) BBC World News America ‘PG’

(28) USA

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(30) TBS

139 247

(31) TNT

138 245

(34) ESPN 140 206 (35) ESPN2 144 209 (36) ROOT 426 687 (38) SPIKE 241 241 (43) AMC 131 254 (46) TOON 176 296

(51) FAM

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(55) TLC

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(57) TRAV 196 277

(59) A&E

Flip or Flop Flip or Flop (60) HGTV 112 229 ‘G’ ‘G’ The Pioneer Trisha’s (61) FOOD 110 231 Woman ‘G’ Southern Shark Tank A pitch for a (65) CNBC 208 355 unique water bottle. ‘PG’ The O’Reilly Factor (N) (67) FNC 205 360 (3:51) Fu(:21) Fu (81) COM 107 249 turama ‘PG’ turama ‘PG’ Face Off “American Gang (82) SYFY 122 244 ster” ‘14’


+ MAX 311 516 5 SHOW 319 546 8 TMC


Homes Beautiful Kasilof home With river & mountain views!. 3-bedrooms, 2-bath, detached 2-car garage, woodstove. 1 yr lease. $1,550. mo, $1,200. security deposit. Tenant pays all utilities. 1 well behaved pet on approval. Pick up application @ Alaska 1st Realty, Inc. 44045 Kalifornsky Beach Rd. Ste B Soldotna, AK 99669 907-260-7653 EHO

Garage Sales

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


Apartments, Unfurnished SOLDOTNA 2-bedroom, very nice & clean. No Smoking/ No pets. $875./ plus electric. (907)252-7242.


Bones “The Woman in the Car” Witness Protection Program. ‘14’ NCIS A fire on a U.S. Navy ship. ‘14’ Family Guy Brooklyn “Life of Brian” Nine-Nine ‘14’ ‘14’ Food Fighters An Army sergeant challenges Cat Cora. (N) ‘PG’ Lost Civil War Prison, A Time Team America Presentation (N) ‘PG’

Bones “The Superhero in the Alley” A lonely teenager is murdered. ‘14’ NCIS: Los Angeles “Three Hearts” ‘14’ New Girl The Mindy “Dance” ‘14’ Project ‘14’

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ABC News at (:35) Jimmy Kimmel Live ‘14’ (:37) Nightline 10 (N) (N) ‘G’ (3) ABC-1

American Dad ‘14’

30 Rock “Hog- How I Met The Office cock!” ‘14’ Your Mother “Welcome ‘14’ Party” ‘PG’ KTVA Night- (:35) Late Show With David cast Letterman ‘PG’ The Arsenio Hall Show Mar- Two and a lon Wayans; Jared Harris. ‘14’ Half Men ‘14’

Family Guy “Mr. & Mrs. Stewie” ‘14’ (:01) Person of Interest “Beta” ‘14’ Fox 4 News at 9 (N)

America’s Got Talent “Semi Finals 1” Twelve acts perform for Channel 2 the judges. (N Same-day Tape) ‘PG’ News: Late Edition (N) The Lost Pueblo Village: A Frontline Domestic violence This AmeriTime Team America Presen- and police officers. ‘PG’ can Land ‘G’ tation (N) ‘PG’

It’s Always Sunny in (6) MNT-5 Philadelphia Late Late Show/Craig (8) CBS-1 TMZ (N) ‘PG’ (9) FOX-4

(:34) The Tonight Show Star- (:36) Late ring Jimmy Fallon ‘14’ Night With (10) NBC-2 Seth Meyers Rick Steves’ Charlie Rose (N) Europe ‘G’ (12) PBS-7


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Counting Cars ‘PG’ Storage Wars ‘PG’

Counting Cars ‘PG’ Storage Wars ‘PG’

Counting Cars ‘PG’ Storage Wars ‘PG’

Flip or Flop Flip or Flop ‘G’ ‘G’ Chopped “Spouting Off” ‘G’

Flip or Flop Flip or Flop ‘G’ ‘G’ Chopped “Ladies First!” ‘G’

Shark Tank ‘PG’

Restaurant Startup (N)

The Kelly File (N)

Hannity (N)

Counting Cars ‘PG’ Storage Wars ‘14’

Counting Cars ‘PG’ Storage Wars ‘PG’

Flip or Flop Flip or Flop ‘G’ ‘G’ Chopped Veal chops; bottarga; fig desserts. ‘G’ Shark Tank A pitch for a unique water bottle. ‘PG’ The O’Reilly Factor

Counting Cars ‘PG’ Storage Wars (N) ‘PG’

(:31) Counting Cars (N) Storage Wars (N) ‘PG’

Dark Horse Nation (N) Brandi & Jarrod

Dark Horse Nation (N) (:32) Cement Heads (N) ‘14’

Flip or Flop Flip or Flop ‘G’ ‘G’ Chopped “Firefighter Chefs” ‘G’ Shark Tank ‘PG’

House Hunt- House Hunters (N) ‘G’ ers, Grid Chopped Four returning champions compete. ‘G’ Restaurant Startup

The Kelly File


(:03) Biker Battleground Phoenix (N) ‘14’ (:02) Storage (:32) Storage Wars ‘PG’ Wars ‘PG’

(:01) Counting Cars (:01) Storage Wars ‘14’

Flip or Flop ‘G’ Chopped (N) ‘G’ Paid Program

Flip or Flop Flip or Flop (60) HGTV ‘G’ ‘G’ Chopped “Firefighter Chefs” (61) FOOD ‘G’ Paid Program NO MORE BACK PAIN! (65) CNBC Red Eye (N) (67) FNC

Flip or Flop ‘G’ Beat Bobby Flay ‘G’ Paid Program

On the Record With Greta Van Susteren (4:51) South (:23) Tosh.0 The Colbert Daily Show/ (6:57) Tosh.0 Goes Back to School The latest fashions for Tosh.0 (N) ‘14’ Drunk History Daily Show/ The Colbert Park ‘MA’ ‘MA’ Report ‘PG’ Jon Stewart school. (N) ‘14’ (N) ‘14’ Jon Stewart Report ‘PG’ Face Off “Ancient Aliens” ‘14’ Face Off Twisted tree char- Face Off The artists mash-up Face Off Re-imagining char- Wizard Wars “Puppy Love” Face Off Re-imagining characters. ‘14’ two animals. ‘14’ acters. (N) ‘14’ (N) ‘PG’ acters. ‘14’

(:31) Count (58) HIST ing Cars (:31) Storage Wars ‘PG’ (59) A&E

(:01) At Mid- (:31) Tosh.0 (81) COM night ‘14’ ‘14’ Wizard Wars “Puppy Love” (82) SYFY ‘PG’



(3:30) “Captivated: The Trials (:15) “Baggage Claim” (2013, Romance-Comedy) Paula The Leftovers Kevin tries to Katt Williams: Priceless: Hard Knocks: Training Camp The Leftovers Kevin tries to True Blood “Thank You” Sookof Pamela Smart” (2014, Patton, Derek Luke. A woman sets out on a cross-country suppress his bad habits. ‘MA’ Afterlife ‘MA’ With the Atlanta Falcons suppress his bad habits. ‘MA’ ie considers her future. ‘MA’ ! HBO Documentary) ‘NR’ quest to find a husband. ‘PG-13’ (N) ‘MA’ (3:40) “Showtime” (2002) Robert De Niro. A (:20) Hard Knocks: Train(:20) “Taken 2” (2012, Action) Liam Neeson. Jonah From Last Week To- “Gravity” (2013, Science Fiction) Sandra (:35) “Veronica Mars” (2014) Kristen Bell. TV crew follows two real-life police officers on ing Camp With the Atlanta A vengeful father abducts Bryan Mills and his Tonga ‘MA’ night-John Bullock. Two astronauts become stranded in Veronica returns home to help Logan, who’s a ^ HBO2 the job. ‘PG-13’ Falcons wife. ‘PG-13’ deep space. ‘PG-13’ murder suspect. (3:25) “Behind Enemy (:15) “Dawn of the Dead” (2004, Horror) Sarah Polley, Ving “Red 2” (2013, Action) Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary- The Knick “The Busy Flea” “The Great Bikini Bowling Bash” (2014) So- (:25) “Pacific C M Lines” (2001, Action) Owen Rhames, Jake Weber. Milwaukee residents fight zombies in Louise Parker. Retired operatives return to retrieve a lethal Algernon gives in to frustra- phia Bella. Two babes try to help a sexy friend Rim” (2013) + MAX Wilson. ‘PG-13’ a mall. ‘R’ device. ‘PG-13’ tion. ‘MA’ save her bowling alley. ‘NR’ Y K (2:45) “The (:45) “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” (2013, Historical Drama) Forest Whitaker, Masters of Sex “Asterion” Ray Donovan “Walk This Masters of Sex “Asterion” Ray Donovan “Walk This 7 Deadly Sins “Love ActuTempest” Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack. A White House butler serves many presidents Masters cuts off his sexual Way” Conor demands a birth- Masters cuts off his sexual Way” Conor demands a birth- “Lust” ‘MA’ ally” ‘R’ 5 SHOW (2010) over the years. ‘PG-13’ work. ‘MA’ day party. ‘MA’ work. ‘MA’ day party. ‘MA’ (3:00) “The Brothers (4:55) “Sahara” (2005, Adventure) Matthew McConaughey, “The Crow: City of Angels” (1996) Vincent “The Last Exorcism Part II” (2013, Horror) “Depraved” (1956, Crime Drama) Anne (:35) “Belly” Bloom” (2008) Rachel Weisz. Steve Zahn, Penélope Cruz. Adventurers search for a Confed- Perez. A murdered mechanic rises from the Ashley Bell. A demonic force returns with evil Heywood. An Army officer plots with a woman (1998) Nas. 8 TMC ‘PG-13’ erate ship in Africa. ‘PG-13’ dead to exact revenge. plans for Nell Sweetzer. to kill her husband. ‘NR’


Apartments, Unfurnished

Apartments, Furnished

EXCELLENT OCEAN VIEW! Bay Arm Apartments, Kenai. Accepting applications for studio apartment, utilities included. $25. nonrefundable application fee. No pets. (907)283-4405.

SOLDOTNA 4-PLEX Furnished 2-Bedroom, washer/dryer. $925. includes utilities. (907)394-4201, (907)394-4200.

K-BEACH, SOLDOTNA Brand new executive suites 2/3 Bedrooms, 2-baths, washer/dryer, heated garage. No Smoking/ no pets. $1,300. (907)398-9600 NEAR VIP Sunny 2-bedroom, 1,100sqft., $1,250. washer/dryer, Dish TV. carport, utilities included. No Smoking/ No Pets. (907)398-0027. REDOUBT VIEW Soldotna’s best value! Quiet, freshly painted, close to schools. 1-Bedroom from $625. 2-Bedroom from $725. 3-Bedroom, 2-bath, from $825. No pets. (907)262-4359.

Apartments, Furnished

MOVING SALE Friday 22- 30, 8am-8pm (Kasilof Seafood Processing) Satori. Left on Williamson, follow signs. Everything must go!, Furniture, tools, cars, appliances, household. EVERYTHING! You name it, we’ve got it.

PBS NewsHour (N)

8 PM

Bachelor in Paradise (N)

America’s Funniest Home Manhattan How I Met How I Met Parks and Parks and Parks and 30 Rock ‘14’ 30 Rock ‘14’ It’s Always Futurama ‘PG’ ’Til Death ‘PG’ (8) WGN-A Videos ‘PG’ Your Mother Your Mother Recreation Recreation Recreation Sunny Tuesday Night Beauty “Josie The Joy of Christmas Holiday trim; toys; gifts. ‘G’ The Dish With Rachael Warm & Cozy Linens All Keurig: Gourmet Coffee Kitchen Ideas “Rachael (20) QVC Maran” ‘G’ Ray ‘G’ special offers. (N) ‘G’ Made Perfect ‘G’ Ray” ‘G’ Raising Asia Raising Asia Dance Moms Abby assigns Dance Moms The ALDC Dance Moms The teams Raising Asia Raising Asia (:01) Raising (:31) Raising (:02) Dance Moms The ALDC ‘PG’ “Hit the Road” character driven solos. ‘PG’ travels to Woodbridge, Va. are anxious to impress Abby. 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Boyfriend” Boyfriend” Theory ‘PG’ goes on a Theory ‘PG’ Theory ‘PG’ Theory ‘PG’ Theory ‘PG’ Son (N) ‘14’ Theory ‘14’ actress Amber Stevens. ‘14’ Son ‘14’ (30) TBS ‘14’ ‘PG’ ‘PG’ date. ‘14’ Castle Castle and Beckett Castle A man named Kriss Castle A divorce attorney is Rizzoli & Isles “Phoenix Ris- Rizzoli & Isles “If You Can’t (:01) Rizzoli & Isles “We Are (:02) Rizzoli & Isles ‘14’ (:03) The Mentalist “Blinking (31) TNT protect a witness. ‘PG’ Kringle is killed. ‘PG’ murdered. ‘PG’ ing” ‘PG’ Stand the Heat” ‘14’ Family” ‘14’ Red Light” ‘14’ (3:00) 2014 U.S. Open Tennis First Round. From the USTA National Tennis Center in Flush- SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter (34) ESPN ing, N.Y. (N) (Live) City Slam From Los Ange- Basketball (N) Basketball (N) Baseball Tonight (N) (Live) Olbermann (N) (Live) Olbermann Baseball Tonight (N) (Live) NFL Live Championship Drive (35) ESPN2 les. (N) (2:30) MLB Baseball Texas Rangers at Se- Mariners MLB Baseball Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners. From Safeco Field in Seattle. (N Subject Mariners MLB Baseball Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners. From Safeco Field in (36) ROOT attle Mariners. (Subject to Blackout) Pregame to Blackout) (Live) Postgame Seattle. (Subject to Blackout) Cops ‘PG’ Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘PG’ Jail ‘PG’ Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘PG’ Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘14’ Cops “In De- Cops ‘PG’ Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘PG’ Cops ‘PG’ Jail ‘PG’ Jail ‘PG’ Jail ‘PG’ (38) SPIKE nial” ‘PG’ (2:00) “U.S. Marshals” (1998) “Air Force One” (1997, Suspense) Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close. A terrorist 4th and Loud (N) 4th and Loud “Air Force One” (1997) Harrison Ford. A terrorist and his (43) AMC Tommy Lee Jones. and his gang hijack the U.S. president’s plane. gang hijack the U.S. president’s plane. King of the King of the The Cleve- The Cleve- American American Family Guy Family Guy Robot Aqua Teen The Venture American American Family Guy Family Guy Robot (46) TOON Hill ‘PG’ Hill ‘PG’ land Show land Show Dad ‘14’ Dad ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘14’ Chicken Hunger Bros. ‘14’ Dad ‘14’ Dad ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘14’ Chicken No Limits ‘PG’ Call-Wildman Finding Bigfoot: Further To Be Announced Madagascar Madagascar was left untouched by man. ‘PG’ To Be Announced Madagascar ‘PG’ (47) ANPL Evidence ‘PG’ “Judy Moody and the NOT Girl Meets Girl Meets Austin & Dog With a Jessie ‘G’ Austin & “Geek Charming” (2011) Sarah Hyland. 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Food’s Greatest Mo- Bizarre Foods With Andrew Man v. Food Man v. Food Bizarre Foods America ‘PG’ Mega RV Countdown ‘PG’ Food Paradise “Burrito Para- Man v. Food Man v. Food Mega RV Countdown ‘PG’ (57) TRAV ments ‘G’ Zimmern ‘PG’ ‘G’ ‘G’ dise” (N) ‘PG’ ‘G’ ‘G’

Hangar 1: The UFO Files ‘PG’ Counting Cars ‘PG’ The First 48 Father shot; Storage Wars 118 265 mother killed on birthday. ‘14’ ‘PG’

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

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K-Beach (W. Poppy) Duplex for Sale or Rent. Spacious 1100sqft. (x2), 3-Bedroom, 1-bath Garage, laundry. New bathrooms. One COMPLETELY REMODELED... paint, flooring, kitchen. Exterior to be painted this month. Excellent rental history. Currently rented one side month-to-month; remodeled side not rented. Perfect place to live and have other side pay most of your mortgage! $1,450. to rent remodeled side. Purchase for $268,000. OBO. (907)252-9153.



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


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Beautiful 3375sq.ft. home on 1.5 acres with an attached 2-car garage, a 1200sq.ft., heated, insulated shop, and a greenhouse. 4-bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, including a large master suite (15 x 25) with a jetted tub, 2-large bedrooms and one average size bedroom. The kitchen and dining areas have been updated with granite counter tops, laminate floors, lots of cabinets, and two pantries. French doors lead from the kitchen/ dining to the deck. Unfinished basement with water treatment system, boiler, on demand hot water, laundry, and lots of room for storage, a gym, or additional living space. Oversize garage has a 10' counter with a built in utility sink which is great for processing fish and game. Located in Soldotna. $350,000. Contact Steve (907)299-0461 or Nancy (907)953-0495 to make an appointment to see this home.


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KENAI 1-Bedroom, furnished, heat, cable included. No pets. $700. month. (907)283-5203, (907)398-1642. LONGMERE AREA 2-bedroom, Available now thru May 2015 No smoking/ pets. Washer/dryer, WiFi, all utilities included, $850./ 1st & last month rent plus deposit. (907)262-1790 (907)394-8685 Seasonal TOWNHOUSE Condominium On the River in Soldotna Fully furnished 1-bedroom, cable, from $880. Utilities included. No smoking/ pets. (907)262-7835

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SOLDOTNA Furnished 1-Bedroom. Shady Lane Apartments. $725. Heat & cable included. No pets. (907)398-1642, (907)283-5203.

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Cabins NIKISKI CABIN 1-bedroom, $600. month includes electric & WIFI. (907)776-4008

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3-BEDROOM, 2-BATH Home. Roommate wanted. Sterling. Fully furnished. No pets. $600. month includes utilities/ dish. References required. Available immediately. (907)229-2648

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QUIET 2-BEDROOM Furnished house off Robinson Loop in Sterling. $900. month, first & last. References required. No Pets/ No Smokers. (907)362-1340 SOLDOTNA 2-Bedroom, 1.5-bath, washer/dryer, $975. plus utilities & deposit. NO pets/ smoking, (907)741-0881, (907)277-4017. WHY RENT ????? Why rent when you can own, many low down & zero down payment programs available. Let me help you achieve the dream of home ownership. Call Now !!! Ken Scott, #AK203469. (907)395-4527 or cellular, (907)690-0220. Alaska USA Mortgage Company, #AK157293.

Furniture MEDICAL LIFT CHAIR like new. small. blue. $350. (907)252-1082 leave message.

Machinery & Tools DETROIT DIESEL Engines Marine. Two 8V92 naturals no gears. One RTO about 5000 hours. The other about. 800 hours since overhaul everything good except block. (907)399-1556





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Boats & Sail Boats ‘08 20FTt Alumaweld 8hp & 50hp Yamaha, low hours, electric motor lift, power wash down, fish holding tank, $23,000. OBO. (907)262-1497 20FT CUSTOM BUILT CABIN CRUISER 131 Volvo 280 outdrive, kitchen, dinette, sleeps two, 6ft.-plus cabin height, self-bailing. $28,500. Soldotna. (907)690-4280

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SAVAGE LLC. Custom Framer Decks, trims, design & consulting. 35 years experience. License & Bonded. (907)854-4971

Education/ Instruction COAST GUARD LICENSES. 6 Pack to 100 GT Masters. Our next class in Anchorage is Sept. 8- 19. We will hold a class each month all winter. We furnish all books & supplies. $700. Call toll free 1-866-357-2687 or email Web www.aknauticaltraining. com RESIDENTIAL CONTRACTORS Test Prep Course. Wisdom & Associates, Inc. (907)283-0629.



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**ASIAN MASSAGE** Grand Opening, Welcome Visitors, Fishermen, New customers. (907)398-8874.


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(2 year contract) Ninilchik Traditional Council is requesting proposals for snowplowing/sanding services for several locations in Ninilchik, including our Housing Clients located in Kasilof, Homer, and Ninilchik. The contract will run from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2016. Must be insured. We adhere to Indian preference hiring. Bid opens August 19, 2014 @ 9:00am and closes September 17, 2014 @ 5:00pm. Please contact Diane Reynolds for Bid Packet at

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Ring from broken engagement gets another chance to shine have been talking, but I’m afraid to ask her out. I don’t have the best morals, and I’m afraid I would corrupt her if we did go out. I don’t want to make her into something she isn’t. Should I let her be who she is, or take the risk of dating her and hope she’ll be happy? When I think about Lorena, I realize I’d do anything for her — even change my life. Abigail Van Buren Please tell me what to do. — WILD MAN IN KENT, OHIO DEAR WILD MAN: Feeling as you do about Lorena, I think you should take the risk and ask her out. Because you would do “anything” for her, make it your top priority not to push her into anything you know wouldn’t be good for her. You wouldn’t be the first “wild man” to meet someone who made him want to be a better man. I wish you luck.

DEAR ABBY: I have a love problem I could use your help with. I go to college, and I met an amazing DEAR ABBY: I am a woman in my 50s. My sisgirl, “Lorena,” here. ter, who is also in her 50s, lives with me and has for She’s very religious, which I like about her. We several years. Could you please settle a dispute we are

having? She says that mail is private and when I bring my mail in from the mailbox, I should leave hers in the box. I say it is just common courtesy to bring all of it in at once and place it in a predetermined spot for the recipient. I am not saying that mail is not private, because it is. And I would never dream of opening anyone’s mail, but don’t you have to look at the envelope to know which person it belongs to? So what do you think? Should it be left in the box or should I bring it all in? — STUMPED SISTER IN HOUSTON DEAR SISTER: I think what you have been doing is both wise and prudent. Unless the mailbox has a lock on it, I would recommend bringing all the mail into the house as soon as possible after it’s delivered to prevent theft. However, because your sister is sensitive about it and asked that you leave it in the box for her to retrieve, you should do as she has requested. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Hints from Heloise

Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars A baby born today has a Sun and a Moon in Virgo. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014: This year you will experience a new beginning in a significant area of your life. You’ll have a tendency to give more than you have in the past. You even might do some volunteer work. If you are a healer, you touch many people. If you are single, you keep attracting people who are emotionally unavailable. Take your time going from dating to making a commitment. You will want to see the full personality of your sweetie before taking the next step. If you are attached, the two of you flourish in your private moments. Make plenty of one-on-one time a priority. A fellow VIRGO understands you very well. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHH Your ability to deflect others’ attempts at manipulation will allow you to experience an easier day. Even though you are on the right course and you know what you are doing, you still might feel somewhat awkward. Don’t worry — this feeling is only temporary. Tonight: All smiles. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHH You could gain a sudden insight. You might ignore it at first, but it will prove to be more relevant than you think. Your creativity will emerge from out of the blue, and it will add zest to everything you do. Be more direct with a loved one. Tonight: Enjoy the moment. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHYou will be coming from a fairly


rational and solid perspective. Take care of certain personal matters, like scheduling a checkup with your doctor. You could be amazed by what comes out while you’re relaxing at home. Tonight: Order in. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHHYou could be overwhelmed by all the possibilities that lie ahead. Just relax and sort through what is possible, while still keeping an eye on your priorities. You might be surprised by what happens as a result. Tonight: Make calls, and catch up on news. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHH Remain poised, and don’t question what you have to offer. Someone’s changeability might be a form of manipulation. Listen to forthcoming news, but be aware of the bigger picture. You can be sure that you have heard only one person’s side. Tonight: Do some shopping. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHHYou might want to open a door or create a more adaptable situation. Be ready to do whatever it takes to get where you want to go. You could be more hot-tempered than you realize. Think in terms of financial gains. Tonight: Only what makes you happy. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHH Take your time right now, as you seem to have a lot on your mind. You might not feel as if you can deal with everything that is happening around you. For that reason, hold off on making any decisions until you are 100 percent sure. Tonight: Get some extra R and R. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH A meeting or get-together

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with friends will enlighten you about a matter that you had not even considered. Someone who admires you will do everything possible to help you relax. Let this person know that you appreciate his or her efforts. Tonight: Where the action is. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH Take the lead on a financial matter, and your bank account will benefit. You can revamp your money situation with some help from a respected adviser or family member. Your instincts will guide you through a problem. Tonight: All eyes are on you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHHH You might stumble upon some valuable information. Your instincts will be right-on with someone at a distance. You see possibilities where others don’t. Communicating your thoughts to them will happen with ease when you are ready. Tonight: Wherever there is great music. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH Deal with a loved one directly to get to the root of a problem. A higher-up will run with the information you give him or her. Let others put in their two cents. You might get significant feedback. An older person could be cold and demanding. Tonight: Play the night away. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH Get some feedback before you act on a decision. You have the energy and resources necessary to help others succeed. Share more with them, and they will be more supportive. Have a conversation with a loved one who might be insecure. Tonight: Just don’t be alone.

Stainless-steel scratches Dear Heloise: I have scratches on my stainless-steel stovetop and refrigerator. Is there any way I can remove them? The scratches were made when I used a hard dish towel to clean instead of using a soft cloth. — Irene C., via email Well, sad to say there is no easy way to repair scratches on stainless steel, according to The Stainless Steel Information Center. I’m curious: You said you used a “hard” dish towel? I really can’t imagine that scratching stainless steel, unless you also were using some sort of abrasive cleaner. You can use a multipurpose metal polish, which just might work if the scratches are very light. I use this on my stainless-steel stovetop and the refrigerator at our getaway place at the South Texas Coast. A professional may have to fix it if the scratches are really deep. — Heloise Call before vacation Dear Heloise: Before leaving on a vacation out of the country, I asked my husband and daughter to call their credit-card companies to let them know the dates we would be gone. I always do this so the credit card is not declined. Well, my husband forgot to call, and his card was declined. No big deal. He called and resolved the matter while having a good laugh with the representative. I remind my friends and relatives to make that call and avoid the potential embarrassment of a declined credit card. — Jessica W. in New York


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DEAR ABBY: I was engaged several years ago, but the engagement didn’t last. We broke up and I gave him back his ring. We remain close friends, however, and hang out at least once a week. I have been dating another guy for a couple of years, and we’re thinking about getting engaged. I am wondering if it would be improper to ask my ex if we could buy my old ring from him. It was — and still is — my “dream ring,” and I know my ex has kept it in the glove box of his car ever since I gave it back to him. I don’t want to commit a faux pas, but it seems silly to buy another identical ring. What do you think? — HEADED DOWN THE AISLE DEAR HEADED DOWN THE AISLE: If you haven’t discussed this with your current boyfriend, you should. It might bother him to see you wearing an engagement ring that was given to you by someone else. If he says it’s OK, I can’t see why you shouldn’t ask your former fiance if he’d be willing to part with it. Frankly, he might be glad to get the money.










Pet Tails

Peninsula Clarion, Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Alaska style


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Aspen Rose Aponi of Sterling shared this photo of Sweetheart Rose (Rosie for short), posing in her winter duds last December. Rosie is a 3-year-old Teddy Roosevelt terrier.

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Family loves showing goats AP Photo/The Pantagraph, Steve Smedley

In this Aug. 1, photo, a pygmy goat stands at the feet of A.J. Hepner, 10, of Colfax, Ill., as Hepner watches for directions from a judge while showing the goat at the McLean County Fair in Bloomington, Ill. Hepner, along with his parents, two brothers and sister all enjoy showing pygmy goats.









Pet photos run on the Pets page every Tuesday. They can be color or black and white and may include people. Limit one photo per household. They may be e-mailed to news@peninsulaclarion. com, dropped off at the Kenai office or mailed to the Clarion at P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, 99611. A brief explanation of the photo, the pet’s and owner’s names, owner’s address and phone number must be included. Photos with an address written on the back will be returned. For more information, call 283-7551.





A-14 Peninsula Clarion, Tuesday, August 26, 2014









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Peninsula Clarion, August 26, 2014  

August 26, 2014 edition of the Peninsula Clarion

Peninsula Clarion, August 26, 2014  

August 26, 2014 edition of the Peninsula Clarion