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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 Soldotna-Kenai, Alaska

Vol. 44, Issue 289

Question Who is your preferred candidate for governor? n Sean Parnell (Republican) n Byron Mallott (Democrat) n Bill Walker (Non-affiliated) n J.R. Myers (Alaska Constitution) n Carolyn F. Clift (Libertarian) 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

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Report: Alaska Internet speeds among slowest JUNEAU (AP) — A new report finds Alaska’s Internet speeds are among the slowest in the country. Only Arkansas had slower speeds during the second quarter of 2014, according to the report, set for release later this month, from Internet content delivery company Akamai Technologies. Alaska’s Internet speeds are up 33 percent from last year. But they are about half as fast as the three states with the fastest Internet delivery — Virginia, Delaware and Massachusetts. The rankings are based off content, such as websites and videos, delivered to users from their servers, KTOO reported. Even in states with slower Internet speeds, the speeds are still fairly good, said the report’s author, David Belson, senior director of industry and data intelligence at Akamai. Factors such as population density, geography and economics play a role in local Internet speeds. Alaska averaged 7 megabits per second in the first quarter of 2014, according to Akamai Technologies. At that level, users should be able to stream video in high definition.

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It sounds like the beginning of a joke — a businessman, a pastor and a rancher presented their views on local government to a full house of area residents. While the audience did have some laughs following various comments from the three candidates for the Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor, voters on Oct. 7 will be faced with the decision of who should serve as mayor for the next three years. Incumbent Mike Navarre, who has years of business experience overseeing his family’s Arby’s restaurants and RadioShack stores in Alaska is challenged by Tom Bearup, pastor at Family Bible Fellowship Church, and long-time area rancher Carrol Martin. The three answered questions regarding local and statewide issues at a forum hosted by the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce on Wednesday. Navarre’s political experience includes serving as borough mayor from 1996-1999 and in the Alaska Legislature from 1985-1996. He said while his business experience is important to his work as mayor, so are relationships he has built at the local, state and federal levels. His administration, he said, works as a team to provide quiet oversight and responsibly manage the borough’s budget. Bearup served as Soldotna mayor, chief executive officer in the sheriff’s department in Maricopa County, Arizona and said he was the lead advance man for President Ronald Reagan. He said if elected, he will protect property rights, proPhotos by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion mote healthcare choice, find From top, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre, and mayoral candidates Carrol a solution to flooding issues, Martin and Tom Bearup answer questions during a forum hosted by the joint Kenai and See MAYOR, page A-10 Soldotna Chambers of Commerce Wednesday in Kenai.

Service areas and projects throughout the Kenai Peninsula saw millions of state dollars appropriated Tuesday night. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members unanimously approved nearly $6 million in government grants. Borough Mayor Mike Navarre said the projects approved are a “direct result” of support from local legislators and the state. “It’s something that absent that (support) we would be hard-pressed to provide for a number of those projects and services within the confines of our service area budgets and tax revenues,” Navarre said. Of the 14 ordinances up for public hearing at the meeting, 11 dealt with grant money. The Road Service Area received the largest single state grant in the amount of $4 million for borough road projects. It also received a $380,000 state grant for Tall Tree Avenue to rebuild the bridge and upgrade the road. “The Tall Tree (Avenue) bridge has run into some problems on a number of flooding instances,” assembly member Brent Johnson said. While some oil and gas companies have done work on the road, it has still been an issue, he said. The assembly approved $15,200 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for the Bear Creek Fire Service Area for turnout gear — protective clothing. It postponed approval of two state grants totaling $129,700 for the service area for fire station completion and startup and search and rescue equipment to allow for the service area to meet and give a recommendation to the assembly. Two flooding issues received funding. The assembly approved $500,000 from the See FUNDS, page A-10

Independence Party Construction proceeds on candidate withdraws By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press

JUNEAU — Vic Kohring, who was nominated for U.S. Senate last month by the Alaskan Independence Party, withdrew his candidacy in the interest of getting a “good Republican elected.” The departure on Tuesday of Kohring, a former state lawmaker who pleaded guilty to a federal corruption charge in 2011, has left the party without a candidate. Kohring encouraged all Alaskans, regardless of political affiliation, to support Republican candidate Dan Sullivan over U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska. The race has drawn national attention, with Republicans seeing Begich as vulnerable as he competes for a second term.

The GOP needs to pick up six seats to win control of the Senate. Kohring said in a statement that he didn’t want to take votes away from Sullivan “that could possibly tilt the election to Begich” and contribute to Democrats retaining control of the Senate. The Sullivan campaign “welcomes support from all Alaskans who believe that Mark Begich must be retired in November,” spokesman Mike Anderson said by email. Begich campaign manager Susanne Fleek-Green said the timing of Kohring’s withdrawal and endorsement smacks of an “orchestrated attempt to deliver Alaska’s U.S. Senate seat for Dan Sullivan.” Sullivan’s campaign said it was not in contact See SENATE, page A-10

new refuge visitors center By KELLY SULLIVAN Peninsula Clarion

Construction is still moving forward at the new $6 million Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center in Soldotna, with a new opening date projected for after January 1, 2015. The opening has been pushed back after some small setbacks, said Refuge Manager Andy Loranger. Originally the plan was to open the doors to the public in late September or early October, Loranger said. Ideally it would be open for the holidays, but it is uncertain if that will be a possibility at this point, he said. Within the last month the custom made, triple-pane C




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Construction at the new visitors center is moving forward with the opening date pushed back until late December or early January at the Kenai Wildlife Refuge in Soldotna.

windows for the new build- Visitor Services Park Ranger ing missed their barge, which, Leah Eskelin. set back construction, said See REFUGE, page A-10





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State ordered to help Yup’ik, Gwich’in voters ANCHORAGE (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the state to help some Alaska Native language speakers understand their ballots. U.S. District Judge Sharon Gleason ruled Wednesday in the Voting Rights Act lawsuit. Alaska Native voters had argued the state’s voting materials in both Yup’ik and Gwich’in were inaccurately translated and poorly distributed, KTUU reported. The lawsuit covered three census areas of Alaska, and the plaintiffs argued the state violated both the federal Voting Acts Right and the U.S. Constitution. The lawsuit was filed more than a year ago by Yup’ik speakers Mike Toyukuk of Manokotak and Fred Augustine of Alakanuk, as well as the

Hooper Bay and Togiak tribal councils. The lawsuit, which was heard over nine days earlier this summer, alleged that state elections workers broke federal law and suppressed voter turnout by failing to provide language assistance. One example was a ballot initiative seeking parental support for a minor to receive an abortion. Critics maintained the Yup’ik translation of the initiative asked voters if they approved of parental consent of pregnancy. “I didn’t understand any of the ballots but I still voted,” Augustine told the Native American Rights Fund, which backed the lawsuit. “We go to vote and vote, but we don’t know what to do and how to vote.”

The state Department of Law says in a statement that Alaska already provides translators and bilingual outreach and poll workers in both languages. Both are historically unwritten languages, the state says, and the Voting Rights Act only requires oral language assistance. Gleason’s ruling on Wednesday didn’t address constitutional claims, state lawyers said. Gleason gave the state until Friday to say what changes could be made before the Nov. 4 general election. The Department of Law said in its statement that it “will work with the Division of Elections on coming up with that proposal. With a little over 60 days left before Election Day, the proposal

will focus on what can be done in the limited amount of time remaining.” “Though we are disappointed with the court’s ruling, we will work expeditiously to comply with it and with any additional measures that may be forthcoming in the court’s written opinion,” Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell, who oversees elections in the state, said in a statement. “In the meantime, Alaska’s native and non-native voters need to know that the Division of Elections is committed to ballot access. We will continue to work with Alaska Native leaders and others to improve, and I view today’s decision as an opportunity to expand our efforts,” Treadwell said.

Court says coal discharge into bay is illegal By DAN JOLING Associated Press

ANCHORAGE — A permit covering storm-water runoff does not apply to coal falling from a conveyor belt into Resurrection Bay at Seward, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a decision by U.S. Dis-

trict Court Judge Tim Burgess and ruled that coal dropped into the ocean by the Alaska Railroad at its Seward Coal Loading Facility would violate the federal Clean Water Act. The ruling was made in a lawsuit brought in December 2009 by Alaska Community Action on Toxics and the Alaska chapter of the Sierra Club. “Hopefully, the district court judge will rule on this quickly,

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and they will get a permit and make improvements to keep this from happening in the future,” said Russ Maddox, a Sierra Club volunteer and activist, by phone from Seward. The Alaska Railroad said in a statement that it was reviewing the decision Maddox called the decision “long-awaited.” Coal falling into Resurrection Bay came to people’s attention as they became concerned with dust from coal piles stored by the railroad, Maddox said. He and others began observing railroad operations in the community of 2,700 on the Kenai Peninsula south of Anchorage. Coal was falling during loading operations, and no one at first thought anything about it, Maddox said. “It had been going on forever, and we just never realized that it was illegal until the coal dust became an issue,” he said. Activists brought it to the attention of the railroad and said it was not allowed elsewhere, Maddox said. “We realized it was absolutely

un-permitted, and they disagreed,” he said. The district court ruled that the railroad’s permit from the Environmental Protection Agency for storm water discharged during industrial activity shielded the railroad and the operator of the coalloading facility, Aurora Energy Services LLC, from liability. Appeals court judges disagreed. Coal is not on the list of non-storm-water discharges, such as those used by certain timber-product facilities, that are allowed by the permit, the judges said. They sent the case back to Burgess for further proceedings. “The decision made by Judge Burgess at the U.S. District Court level clearly took into account the liability shield afforded by the MSGP that the Ninth Circuit discounted. We will continue to work with our partners at AES and Usibelli Coal Mine toward a reasonable solution,” the railroad’s chief executive officer, Bill O’Leary, said in the statement.









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Around the Peninsula Ninilchik Library hosts author On September 12 from 5-7 p.m. the Ninilchik Community Library is hosting a book signing with Michelle Kennedy Hogan, author of 15 books including, Without a Net: Middle Class and Homeless (with kids) in America and Year of the Dog. Please join us for an evening of food and fun!

Stonecroft Ministries hosts “Night Out for the Ladies” Peninsula Take-a-Break starts off the fall season with a “Night Out for the Ladies” to be held on Tuesday evening September 16 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Solid Rock Conference Center, mile 90.5 Sterling Highway. The special feature is “Show and Tell” of a few of your favorite things. Ladies are encouraged to bring one or two favorite items of interest to share with the group. Inspirational Speaker will be Vera Velk with Stonecroft Ministries. Dinner cost is $12. For further information and reservations, call Susan at 335-6789. Peninsula Take-a-Break is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

Nikiski Community Council plans meeting

Public Library at 5:30 p.m. in the community room. This group advocates progressive values for humanists, atheists, and freethinkers. The theme of this month’s meeting is the following phrase: “Working to benefit society maximizes individual happiness.” Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to speak on how they interpret that phrase and what it means to them. There is free WiFi at the library so if one is feeling ambitious one can bring ipads, laptops, or whatever and make a presentation. Email with questions. Note: This event is held at, not sponsored by the Soldotna Public Library. 

United Way’s ‘Color Us United Fun Run’ The Kenai Peninsula United Way presents the “Color Us United Fun Run” 5-kilometer-ish family run/walk/crawl event Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. in Kenai. Pre-register at Color will be available for purchase to throw for those not running. All proceeds will be put in United Way’s general fund to be distributed through our allocations committee in the spring. Registration is $50 for adults, $25 for kids under 12, or $100 for a family. This is a non sanctioned, non timed family fun event. For more information contact Lisa Roberts at 907-2839500.

The LeeShore radiothon upcoming

Nikiski Community Council will hold its next meeting on The 26th annual LeeShore/KSRM Radiothon is on Sept. 8 Monday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at the former Nikiski Senior Center on Island Lake Road in Nikiski. This meeting is open to the public from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. LeeShore is raising funds to build a new outdoor animal kennel. The center has been providing safe, emerand community members are encouraged to attend. gency shelter to domestic violence victims and their pets for 29 years. Safe shelter for victims and their pets is a matter of Parenting class available life and death. To donate to the project or for more information, The Infant Learning Program at Frontier Community Ser- please call 283-9479. To make a pledge during the radiothon, vices will be sponsoring a series of parenting classes called call KSRM at 283-5811 on Sept. 8, or mail your pledge to The “The Fantastic 5 Skills for Fabulous Parenting” for five Monday LeeShore Center, 325 S. Spruce St, Kenai, AK 99611. nights running from Sept. 15-Oct 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The classes are based on Dr. Becky Bailey’s Conscious Discipline. There is Friends of Kenai Library host Mega no charge for this offering. Call Suzanne at 714-6657 to register. Classes will be held at Frontier Community Services, 43335 Book Sale; volunteers needed Kalifornsky Beach Road, Suite 13 in the Red Diamond Center. The Friends of the Kenai Community Library will hold a Mega Book Sale on Sept. 18, 19 and 20. Sale times are Thursday, noon-5:30 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, LeeShore Thursday, Friday classes canceled 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The sale will be held at Home Gallery Furniture The LeeShore Center has canceled their Thursday and Fri- and Flooring, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway in the Kenai Center day classes until further notice. If you have questions regarding Mall. Parenting for Women or the Domestic Violence Support Group Volunteers are being sought to help with set up, and on the please call 283-9479. Changing patterns continues to be held at days of the sale to assist buyers and to staff the payment table. 1:00 p.m. every Tuesday. For more information call 283-9479. Call 283-7930 for information.


be held on Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy a delicious prime rib dinner with all the trimmings, and featuring the famous bootstomping, hand-clapping, live bluegrass/western music by the Spur Highway Spankers. There will be fabulous door prizes, a grand door prize and gorgeous “must have” items in the silent and outcry auctions. Tickets are $24 for adults and $12 for children 12 years and younger. The event is open to the public. For tickets or information call 262-2322.

Share coffee with Kenai mayor Kenai Mayor Pat Porter invites you to a “First Saturday Coffee” on September 6, downstairs in city hall. Fall is fast upon our community and a perfect time to look around Kenai to offer ideas, solutions and concerns that will help us to plan for the winter and what we might want to see happen next summer. The coffee and morning pastries will be served from 9-10:30 a.m. Mayor Porter looks forward to this opportunity to meet and visit with our Kenai neighbors. For more information contact City Clerk, Sandra Modigh at 283-8247.

Trout Unlimited plans Fishapalooza Kenai Peninsula and Southcentral Alaska Trout Unlimited members are invited to come together for a Fishaplalooza fishing and conservation weekend, Sept. 5-7 in Cooper Landing. Clean-up opportunities will be available through the Alaska Fly Fisher’s Kenai River Clean-Up. The $30 registration fee includes campsite costs, meals Saturday and Sunday, and fishing while supporting the Trout Unlimited mission. To become a member, register or for more information, visit or call 907-260-5449, ext. 1210​.

Garden club to talk about garden clean-up time

The Central Peninsula Garden Club September program will address the timely topic of garden clean up with “The Great Garden Clean UP! and What to Do About It” at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building, Mile 16.5 of Kaliforsnky Beach Road, not far from the Bridge Access intersection. The presentation will answer the annual question of what to do in your gardens and growing areas. Some people clean out everything possible, turn the soil, and add amendments, others let their end-of-season plant material lay on the ground as mulch or put plant items into their soil as a form of lasagna gardening. A panel of local gardeners will share how and what they do incorporating questions from the audience. Garden Club memberships are half price for the remainder of 2014, $10 for indiFree Thinkers plan meeting Soldotna Seniors ready for Fall Round-Up vidual, $15 for family. For more information, contact Marion Last Frontier Free Thinkers will meet Sept. 9 at the Soldotna The Soldotna Senior Center’s Fall Round-Up fundraiser will Nelson 283 4632.

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JUNEAU (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has agreed to buy up to $13 million in canned pink salmon to ease a glut that has weighed down prices for Alaska fishermen. In July, Gov. Sean Parnell asked the USDA to buy $37 million worth of canned fish under a federal law that allows the government to purchase surplus food from farmers and donate it to food banks or other programs. Earlier this year, the agency

purchased $20 million worth of canned salmon. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski announced the USDA’s plans Wednesday. Her focus wasn’t on a specific dollar amount but on the government considering using existing funds to take excess salmon off warehouse shelves and provide a nutritious food to Americans in need. While the government is only buying a portion of what the governor requested, it’s

still significant, said Bruce Schactler, food aid program coordinator for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. He estimated it at well over 300,000 cases, which will help the industry and provide stock to food banks. Schactler said Wednesday that the purchase won’t wipe out the glut, but Parnell’s request would not have done it either. There was enough canned product at the end of 2013 to last for three years, he

said. The 2013 pink salmon harvest set a record, with 226 million fish brought in. The previous high was 161 million. Pinks follow a two-year cycle of abundance — 2014 was expected to be a weaker year, meaning next year could be another bumper year. Fishermen are concerned about the impact on prices if there is another big harvest while a huge canned inventory remains on the market.

New plan to save bull trout drops number goals By JEFF BARNARD Associated Press

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Obama administration is offering a new approach to saving the bull trout, a fish whose

need for clean and cold water has put it in conflict with logging, mining and grazing in the Northwest. The draft recovery plan posted online Wednesday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser-

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vice eliminates numerical goals for rebuilding populations, recognizes that climate change makes losing some populations inevitable, and focuses on fixing threats to habitat and genetic diversity. The public has 90 days to comment, and then another draft will be issued. After another public comment period, a federal court settlement calls for a final plan to be issued by Sept. 30, 2015. Michael Garrity of the conservation group Alliance for the Wild Rockies says if the elimination of numerical goals stands, they will be back in federal court. “Conservation biology says if they are going to drop those goals, they are not going to recover bull trout,” Garrity said. “It’s an extinction plan, not a recovery plan. “They are writing off areas based on politics, not science.” The service issued draft recovery plans in 2002 and 2004, but never got to the point of a final plan. Alliance for the Wild Rockies and Friends of the Wild Swan sued, and Fish and Wildlife agreed last month to issue a draft plan by the end of September. Lead biologist Stephen Duke says the adverse effects of ongoing logging, mining and grazing have mostly been ad-

dressed since the bull trout was listed as a threatened species in 1999. Key issues still to be fixed include connecting fragmented habitats and improving fish passage so bull trout in different areas can breed together, and eliminating threats from non-native fish such as brook trout. He adds that once the remaining problems facing bull trout are addressed, they should achieve stability in the six recovery areas designated in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Nevada. But the elimination of specific numbers of fish to define recovery was a disturbing development to Noah Greenwald of the conservation group Center for Biological Diversity. He said numerical goals have been standard in recovery plans, though conservation groups have long been concerned they have been set too low.





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. 8:30 a.m. • TOPS AK No. 220 Kasilof weigh-in at CES Station 6, 58260 Sterling Highway. Meeting starts at 9 a.m. Call 262-7319 or 252-3436. 10 a.m. • TOPS AK No. 164 Soldotna weigh-in at First Baptist Church, 159 S. Binkley. Meeting starts at 11 a.m. Call 262-7339. • Narcotics Anonymous PJ Meeting, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Unit 71, Kenai. Noon • Alcoholics Anonymous recovery group at 11312 Kenai Spur Highway Suite 71 in the old Carrs Mall in Kenai. Call 262-1917. 5:30 p.m. • 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. • AA Step Sisters women’s meeting at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, O’Neill Hall, 222 W. Redoubt, Soldotna. Call 262-2304. • TOPS AK 20, Soldotna, weigh-in at Christ Lutheran Church, 128 North Soldotna Avenue, Soldotna. Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Call 2621557. • Celebrate Recovery, Midnight Son Seventh-day Adventist church on the cor-

ner of Swires Rd. and Kenai Spur Hwy in Kenai. Dinner is at 6 p.m.; Recovery Lesson at 6:30 p.m.; Open Share groups at 7:15 p.m. Email or call2603292. 7 p.m. • Narcotics Anonymous Support Group “Dopeless Hope Fiends,” 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Unit 71, Kenai. • Narcotics Anonymous Support Group “Sterling Group,” Moose River RV Park, Mile 81.5 Sterling Highway, Sterling. • Square dance group at Ninilchik Senior Center. • Alcoholics Anonymous “Unity Men’s Group” meets downstairs the Salvation Army building in Soldotna. 8 p.m. • AA Attitude of Gratitude at URS Club, 405 Overland Drive. Call 283-3777. • AA North Roaders Group at North Star Methodist Church, Mile 25.5 Kenai Spur Highway. Call 242-9477. • Alcoholics Anonymous Ninichick support group at United Methodist Church, 15811 Sterling Highway, Ninilchik. Call 907-567-3574. The Community Calendar lists recurring events and meetings of local organizations.To have your event listed, email organization name, day or days of meeting, time of meeting, place, and a contact phone number to

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do anything about it, this editorial will almost certainly fall on deaf ears. That’s a strange thing to say right off the bat and continue anyway, but this is an issue that deserves discussion whether it sways those controlling advertising budgets for the Outside groups that will dominate airwaves now through the November general election. Alaska is a great state, and it deserves a great debate by those seeking to represent it. That means focusing on the issues, not on the “gotcha” moments that tell us nothing about a candidate’s ability to serve the state. To a certain extent, a focus on attacking perceived weaknesses as opposed to spelling out distinctions on matters of policy is endemic to all politics. After all, the public deserves to know if a candidate truly has shortcomings that would prevent him or her from serving the people properly — issues of corruption, say. But too often, candidates and their supporters slip into the realm of trivialities that have nothing to do with substance — whether a candidate is wearing an American flag lapel pin, for instance, or what kind of car he or she drives. The “silly season” of politics seems to never end, and in the case of this year’s U.S. Senate race, it’s certainly here already. The focus on negative diversions as opposed to substance is typified among groups supporting Republican candidate Dan Sullivan by their recent attacks on Sen. Mark Begich’s attendance record for votes. Negative ads run by advocacy group Americans for Prosperity slammed Sen. Begich for missing 4.5 percent of the Senate’s roll call votes, putting him in the lowest 20 percent of Senators by percentage of votes missed. The ad didn’t mention that Sen. Begich missed many of those votes due to significant travel distances between Alaska and Washington, D.C., and that he owns the best voting record among the state’s Congressional delegation. Rep. Don Young has missed nearly 15 percent of House votes in his decades of service — three times as many as Sen. Begich — but that didn’t stop Americans for Prosperity awarding him a 76 percent approval rating (they scored Sen. Begich at a meager 12 percent). What’s more, it seems obvious that what matters isn’t the few votes missed, but the positions taken on the many consequential votes Sen. Begich has cast over the past six years. We’d like to see debates over those positions, as discussion of the issues and how they affect Alaska are far more consequential than the 3 percent of votes that are the difference between Sen. Begich and the top 10 bestattending senators. Sen. Begich’s supporters aren’t blameless in making mountains of molehills, either. The Put Alaska First PAC, which supports the senator, has relentlessly gone after Mr. Sullivan’s pedigree with regard to residency, drawing attention to his out-of-state residences or his relatively short tenure living in the state. But at heart, while we like to flaunt our sourdough status, it’s hard to make the case that Mr. Sullivan doesn’t have ample experience with Alaska issues. He served both as the state’s attorney general and the Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, positions which require great familiarity with the state’s unique challenges. If it were solely the candidates themselves, public pressure might be enough to keep them focused on the issues. But the state Democratic and Republican parties, as well as the well-funded political interest groups that support each candidate, are only too happy to keep making unsubstantive, ankle-biting attacks in hopes that one will cripple their opponent. They’re faceless enough, too, that fingers can be pointed in various directions to disclaim responsibility for their actions. That’s a shame. Alaska is a great state, and it deserves real and meaningful debate on the issues, not the same mudslinging that defines Washington, D.C., politics. We can’t say we have any hope that the silliness will stop — but it should. — Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Aug. 31

The real rape culture

There are no words for the horror of Rotherham. More than 1,400 young girls have been raped and brutally exploited in the northern England town of roughly 250,000 over the past 16 years, while nearly everyone in authority did all he or she could to look the other way. An independent investigation released last week says: “It is hard to describe the appalling nature of the abuse that child victims suffered. They were raped by multiple perpetrators, trafficked to other towns and cities in the north of England, abducted, beaten, and intimidated.” In other words, the local government tolerated sexual violence on a vast scale. Why? In part, because the criminals who committed these sickening acts were Muslims from the local Pakistani community, and noticing their depravity was considered insensitive at best, racist at worst. The British home secretary says “institutionalized political correctness” contributed to the abandonment of hundreds of girls to their tormentors. Imagine something out of the nightmarish world of Stieg Larsson, brought to life and abetted by the muddleheaded cowardice of people who fear the disapproval of the diversity police. In Rotherham, multiculturalism triumphed over not just feminism, but over the law, over basic human decency and over civilization itself. The victims were white and overwhelmingly from broken homes. They were groomed by young men who would ply them with cigarettes, alcohol and drugs,

and, after initiating a sexual relationship, force them to have sex with other men and make violent threats to keep them subservient. The New York Times interviewed a girl who was first Rich Lowry gang-raped at age 13. Thereafter, it became a regular occurrence. To keep her in line, her torturers threatened to rape her mother and firebomb her house. Once, they carried out a mock execution with a gun clapped to her head. This isn’t Romania or Sierra Leone. It isn’t a strife-torn land of desperate poverty and violence. It is the country that, despite its backsliding, still stands for propriety and lawfulness. Even though reports were reaching social workers of the crimes in Rotherham as far back as the 1990s, nothing of consequence was done for more than a decade. The police were pigheaded and clueless, and the fear of being called “racist” paralyzed the very social workers and local officials who were supposed to protect the girls. In a BBC documentary, the author of a 2002 report to the Rotherham council on the scandal said her work was quashed. When she noted that the perpetrators were from the Pakistani community, a colleague told her “you must never refer to that again — you must never refer to Asian men.” She

was sent to diversity training and, by her account, nearly fired. The reports kept coming every few years, to no effect. A 2006 report noted that “one of the difficulties that prevents this issue being dealt with effectively is the ethnicity of the main perpetrators.” It should be taken as a given that a rapist is a rapist, no matter what his religion or ethnicity. But British multiculturalism isn’t so simple-minded. The member of Parliament who represented Rotherham admitted that as a “liberal leftie” he didn’t want “to rock the multicultural community boat.” And so the rapists did their vile worst, protected by the appalling assumption that violating and exploiting young girls is just another ethnic folkway that tolerant people have to learn to accept, or at least to ignore. In this country, there is a feminist cottage industry in identifying nearly everything as part of “rape culture.” In Rotherham, there was a terrifyingly real and endemic rape culture. Yet Rotherham doesn’t have a fashionable hashtag. It hasn’t prompted feminist hand-wringing about how multiculturalism effectively empowered a criminal patriarchy. It has barely caused a peep. It is the wrong perpetrators, wrong victims, wrong narrative. Which is why so many young, innocent lives were allowed to be ruined in the first place. There are no words. Rich Lowry can be reached via e-mail:

Government forecasts rising health care inflation By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The nation’s respite from troublesome health care inflation is ending, the government said Wednesday in a report that renews a crucial budget challenge for lawmakers, taxpayers, businesses and patients. Economic recovery, an aging society, and more people insured under the new health care law are driving the long-term trend. Projections by nonpartisan experts with the Health and Human Services department indicate the pace of health care spending will pick up starting this year and beyond. The introduction of expensive new drugs for the liver-wasting disease hepatitis C also contributes to the speed-up in the short run. The report from the Office of the Actuary projects that spending will grow by an average of 6 percent a year from 20152023. That’s a notable acceleration after five consecutive years, through 2013, of annual growth below 4 percent. Although the coming bout of health-cost inflation is not expected to be as aggressive as in the 1980s and 1990s, it will still pose a dilemma for President Barack Obama’s successor. Long term, much of the growth comes from Medicare and Medicaid, two giant government programs now covering more than 100 million people. The United States is expected to spend more than $3 trillion on health care this year, far above any other economically advanced country. Yet Americans are not appreciably healthier, and much what they spend appears to go for tests and treatments of questionable value. Fraud also siphons off tens of billions of dollars a year. Because health care spending is so high, shifts of a couple of percentage points have significant economic consequences. Health care inflation has recently been in line with overall economic growth, keeping things manageable. As spending rebounds, health care again will start consuming a growing share of the economic pie, crowding out other worthy priorities. From 17.2 percent of the econo-

AP News Extra my in 2012, health care is expected to grow to a 19.3 percent share by 2023, the report said. “The period in which health care has accounted for a stable share of economic output is expected to end in 2014, primarily because of the (health care law’s) coverage expansions,” it concluded. Yet if Obama’s Affordable Care Act is an immediate trigger for rising costs, the analysts who produced the report said it is not the only factor. It’s probably not the most important one when placed next to a recovering economy and an aging population. Traditionally, the state of the economy has been the strongest driver of health care spending. The report estimated that 9 million uninsured people gained coverage this year as the health care law’s big coverage expansion got underway, and another 8 million will be added next year. More people insured translates into higher demand for medical services and more spending, so White House claims of dramatic savings from the health law were always suspect. But the fiscal doomsday warnings from “Obamacare” detractors have not materialized, either. Part of the reason seems to be a pushand-pull effect within the health overhaul. Obama’s insurance expansion increases spending, but Medicare cuts under the same law help keep other costs down. And Congress reinforced Obama’s Medicare

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cuts with a round of its own during recent budget battles. The analysts said they did not see much evidence that payment reforms encouraged by the health law are having an impact on costs yet. Medicare is experimenting with how it pays hospitals and doctors to reward efficiency while maintaining or improving quality. The White House may take comfort that the report does not foresee a return to inflation rates of 7 percent a year or more. “We are not projecting that growth will get back to its rapid pace of the ‘80s and ‘90s,” said Sean Keehan, a senior economist who worked on the report. Again, factors other than the health care law seem to be involved. For example, employers have significantly increased deductibles and copayments, so working families must pay more out of their own pockets when they use medical care. The report was published online by the journal Health Affairs. Among other findings: — Medicare and Medicaid will drive costs from 2016-2023, with average annual increases of 7.3 percent and 6.8 percent respectively. For Medicare, it’s partly due to the retirement of the baby-boom generation, while Medicaid will see higher use of services by elderly and disabled beneficiaries. — The federal, state and local government share of health care spending will keep steadily rising, from 44 percent in 2012 to 48 percent in 2023. The share of costs covered by businesses will decline from 21 percent to 19 percent.










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Nation & World Around the World Russia, Ukraine discuss cease-fire plan amid skepticism from West over the conflict KIEV, Ukraine — Russia and Ukraine said Wednesday they are working on a deal to halt months of fighting in eastern Ukraine, but Western leaders expressed skepticism — noting it wasn’t the first attempt to end the deadly conflict. On the eve of a crucial NATO summit, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s office said he and Russian President Vladimir Putin had agreed on steps for a cease-fire. In a televised statement, Putin spelled out a seven-point plan for ending hostilities in eastern Ukraine, where Russianbacked separatists scored significant gains last week against government forces after four months of fighting. Putin, speaking on a visit to Mongolia, said the rebels should halt their offensive and the Ukrainian government forces should pull back to a distance that would make it impossible for them to use artillery and rockets against residential areas. He also urged international monitoring of a ceasefire, a prisoners exchange and the delivery of humanitarian aid to war-ravaged regions. Representatives of Russia, Ukraine, the rebels and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe could finalize the peace deal as early as Friday, Putin said.

Slain US journalist was also Israeli citizen JERUSALEM — Israel confirmed on Wednesday that slain American journalist Steven Sotloff was also an Israeli citizen, while President Barack Obama vowed to build a coalition to “degrade and destroy” the extremist group that carried out the videotaped beheading. Sotloff’s Jewish faith and Israeli citizenship were not widely known before his death — in part because Israel’s military censor apparently kept a lid on the story for his safety — and his killers may not have known about his background either, since they made no mention of Jews or Israel in the footage released Tuesday. Sotloff, a 31-year-old who freelanced for Time and Foreign Policy magazines before he was captured in Syria a year ago, became the second American newsman to be beheaded by Islamic State militants in two weeks, killed in retribution for U.S. airstrikes against the group. The video horrified Americans and journalists around the world and touched a nerve in Israel, where news that Sotloff had connections to the country dominated newscasts and brought condolences from Israelis who knew the Miami-area native. “Steve was part of a group of young Jewish Americans who are enamored with Israel and enamored with the Arab world,” said Ehud Yaari, an Arab affairs commentator for Israeli Channel 2 who met Sotloff. “They were dying to know and enter all the dangerous places, and that’s how he behaved.”

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NEW YORK — The businessman whose dispute with a fellow airline passenger over a reclined seat sparked a national debate about air-travel etiquette says he’s embarrassed by the way the confrontation unfolded and regrets his behavior. But don’t expect James Beach to stop using the Knee Defender, a $22 gadget that attaches to a passenger’s tray table and prevents the person in front from reclining. He just plans to be nicer about it. “I’m pretty ashamed and embarrassed by what happened,” Beach told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “I could have handled it so much better.” The argument became so tense that the pilots of the Aug. 24 fight diverted the Boeing 737 to Chicago. An AP story about the incident started a broad public discussion of whether passengers should be allowed to recline. In the days that followed, two other flights were diverted because of similar disagreements.

Detroit-area man sentenced to at least 17 years in prison for killing woman on porch DETROIT — A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch instead of calling police was sentenced Wednesday to at least 17 years in prison after telling the victim’s family he would carry “guilt and sorrow forever.” Wayne County Judge Dana Hathaway followed the recommendation of prosecutors in the case of Theodore Wafer, who was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride. Wafer, 55, of Dearborn Heights opened his front door and shot McBride through a screen door Nov. 2. He said he was awakened by pounding before dawn and feared for his life. A jury rejected his self-defense claim. “Although the evidence clearly showed that Miss McBride made some terrible choices that night, none of them justified taking her life,” the judge said. “I do not believe that you’re a cold-blooded murderer or that this case had anything to do with race or that you’re some sort of monster. “I do believe that you acted out of some fear but mainly anger and panic,” Hathaway said. “An unjustified fear is never an excuse for taking someone’s life. ... So what do we have? One life gone and one life ruined.” — The Associated Press


Global drive to stop jihadis By LORI HINNANT and RAPHAEL SATTER Associated Press

PARIS — New laws make it easier to seize passports. Suspected fighters are plucked from planes. Authorities block finances and shut down radical mosques. In cyberspace, Silicon Valley firms are wiping extremist content from websites, such as video of the recent beheading of two American journalists. And Western intelligence agencies are exploring new technologies to identify returning fighters at the border. Governments from France to Indonesia have launched urgent drives to cut off one of the Islamic State group’s biggest sources of strength: foreign fighters. At the heart of the drive is mounting concern that the organization is training the next generation of international terrorists. Those fears have gained urgency from the group’s horrific methods: A British militant is suspected of beheading two American journalists, and a Frenchman who fought with the Islamic State group is accused in a deadly attack on a Jewish museum in Belgium. With each video that ricochets around social networks, the militants gain new recruits. “If neglected, I am certain that after a month they will reach Europe and, after another month, America,” Saudi King Abdullah said Friday, calling for a strong international response to the onslaught in Syria and Iraq. After video emerged online of the killing of an American journalist last month, tech companies drafted plans to scrub the web of such content, and implemented them this week after a second beheading, a Silicon Valley insider said Wednesday. YouTube and Twitter accounts are among those shut down unusually quickly. According to terms of service, violent content is cause for suspension. Islamic State militants who have migrated to Diaspora, a decentralized social network, are in many cases greeted with banners saying they are unwelcome. But they will find newly sophisticated ways to get a message out, according to Jamie Bartlett of the Demos think tank. Britain has taken a particularly active role in censoring content deemed to break the country’s strict rules against extremist propaganda. U.K. officials recently revealed they have been granted “super flagger” status on sites such as YouTube, meaning their requests to remove videos with grisly content or that encourage terrorism are fast-tracked. Over the past four years, an Internet-focused counter-terror unit of London’s Metropolitan Police instigated the removal of 45,000 pieces of content, the force said last week. Islamic State militants, however, have just as quickly found other, more decentralized platforms. In the United States, officials are trying to identify potential jihadis by comparing travel patterns with those of people who have already joined the fight, a

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In this Monday photo, Shiite militiamen hold the flag of the Islamic State group they captured, during an operation outside Amirli, some 105 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq. Under the shadow of the Islamic State group threat, governments from France to Indonesia are moving aggressively to block would-be jihadis from taking their fight to Syria and Iraq. New laws make it easier to seize passports. Suspected fighters are being plucked from planes. Authorities are blocking finances and shutting down radical mosques. Behind the scenes, Western intelligence agencies are striving to stay ahead of tech-savvy radicalized Muslims by pressuring Silicon Valley firms to wipe extremist content from websites and toying with new technologies to identify returning fighters at the border.

counterterrorism official said, speaking only on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss intelligence matters. A French law to seize passports is being fast-tracked through parliament, and the government is ramping up arrests of increasingly young teenagers making plans for jihad. That can mean last-minute arrests at the airport, as happened to a 16-year-old girl and her alleged recruiter trying to pass through security in Nice on Saturday, and to a man at Australia’s Melbourne Airport who was pulled off a flight last week carrying tens of thousands of dollars in cash and the Islamic State group’s black-and-white flag in his luggage. Britain proposed laws Monday to let police seize the passports of those suspected of having traveled abroad to fight, while the Netherlands is making it easier to strip people of Dutch nationality and go after Internet providers that spread propaganda. In Bosnia, authorities carried out a major anti-terror sweep on Wednesday. They detained 16 people suspected of fighting in Syria and Iraq and recruiting Balkan men to join Islamic militants there. Anti-jihadi efforts are being ramped up in traditionally Muslim countries as well: Indonesia is breaking up meetings of Islamic State supporters and seizing T-shirts and other items promoting the group, and Tunisia is shutting down mosques and suspected financiers. For the radicals who have already reached Syria, the focus of European spy agencies is on trying to identify them when they return. That can mean scouring social media sites for photos of foreign fighters or electronic intercepts for hints of terrorist activity abroad.





Officials are considering the deployment of more advanced techniques like voice recognition to identify suspected jihadis at border control by matching their conversations to those heard on militants’ videos, former U.K. counterterrorism chief Bob Quick told The Associated Press earlier this year. There is huge interest, he said, in “being able to identify these people at the border.” The concern is that returning fighters will launch attacks at home. Australia draws on lessons from Afghanistan a decade ago, saying of the 25 citizens who returned to Australia after fighting against Western interests there, two-thirds became involved in terrorist activities back home. Some remain in prison. “The Australians and their supporters who have joined terrorist groups in the Middle East are a serious and growing threat to our security,” Prime Minister Tony Abbott told Parliament on Monday. “People who kill without compunction in other countries are hardly likely to be law-abiding citizens should they return to Australia.” A compilation of government estimates shows more than 2,000 people with European passports have fought or are fighting in Syria and Iraq - with most looking to join the Islamic State group. But measures taken so far to keep Europeans from leaving have had no noticeable effect, said Trond Hugubakken, spokesman for the Norwegian security service PST. “Preventive talks close to their departure doesn’t seem to have any effect,” he said. “It has an effect on some individuals, but if that’s permanent or just delaying their traveling is hard to tell.” More than 1,900 Tunisian jihadis have joined the Islamic State group, according to gov-

ernment figures and Abdellatif Hannachi, a researcher on Islamic movements. Britain, home to an estimated 400 fighters in Syria and now Iraq, had been emphasizing outreach to universities, religious centers and prisons. On Monday, the government said it hoped to bolster laws to block returning fighters from re-entering the U.K. and strengthen monitoring if they do. Those proposals, like those under consideration in France and the Netherlands, marked a hard-line shift. Over the weekend, influential imams in Britain issued an unprecedented fatwa against Islamic State militants, calling the group “a heretical, extremist organization.” The religious decree banned British Muslims from joining and said they have an obligation “to actively oppose its poisonous ideology.” There has been little outcry in France - which has sent Europe’s largest contingent of jihadi fighters to Syria and Iraq, estimated at 900 - to plans to seize passports of would-be jihadis and make it easier to shut down websites. France came up with the approach last spring, as the numbers of young French Muslims leaving for Syria started rising. Prosecutors say 329 people are under formal investigation, including a 14-year-old girl who now faces up to five years in prison for allegedly wanting to leave home and fight. Germany, which counts at least 400 people who have gone to Iraq and Syria, is especially concerned. “What attracts people is their high brutality, their radicalism, their strictness,” Hans-Georg Maassen, head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency, said Sunday. “We have to assume ... that there may well be people who return and commit attacks.”





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France puts warship delivery to Russia on hold By JAMEY KEATEN and SYLVIE CORBET Associated Press

PARIS — Responding to international pressure, France suspended the delivery of a warship to Russia at least until November amid security concerns over Moscow’s role in the Ukraine crisis, officials said Wednesday. The Vladivostok, the first of two Mistral-class helicopter carriers ordered by Russia, was due to be delivered next month as part of a 1.2 billion euro ($1.6 billion) contract — the biggest-ever sale of NATO weaponry to Moscow. The second ship, named Sevastopol, ironically, after a port in the Russia-annexed Crimean Peninsula, has been slated for delivery next year. In an announcement on the eve of a NATO summit in Wales, French President Francois Hollande’s office called the fighting in eastern Ukraine “grave,” and said Russia’s recent actions harm “the foundations of security in Europe.” It also came after months of pressure on France from allies to suspend the sale because of tensions between Russia and

Ukraine. The U.S. State Department welcomed the move Wednesday. “We certainly support their decision,” spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters in Washington. A French diplomatic official said a delivery wouldn’t go through before November. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Hollande said talk of a possible cease-fire in Ukraine wasn’t enough to allow France to authorize the delivery of the Vladivostok. His office made no mention of the second warship. France stopped short of cancelling the deal, suggesting that a change in Russia’s behavior and handling of the Ukraine crisis could pave the way for the delivery at a later date. The Vladivostok can carry 700 troops, 16 helicopter gunships, and up to 50 armored vehicles. Analysts have said the warships would give Russia enhanced ability to move large numbers of troops and equipment, but were not game-

changers for Moscow’s already powerful military. Months of resistance to suspending the deal testified in part to Paris’ unwillingness to give up a contract worth more than 1 billion euros and thousands of jobs at a time of France’s economic slump. France has no guarantees about how the ships might be used, though the French defense export-control agency had already given the go-ahead for the delivery. Ukrainian officials had insisted the delivery would violate the European Union’s code of conduct. On Friday, the EU is set to toughen sanctions against Russia, after a recent worsening of the crisis in Ukraine. A senior U.S. defense official said Washington welcomes France’s decision, stressing the move reinforces the growing international resolve to hold Moscow accountable for its actions in Ukraine. The official wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly so spoke on condition of anonymity. A senior NATO official said, “Unfortunately, Russia has made this kind of decision the only possible decision, by its

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In this March 5, file photo, French-built warship BPC Vladivostock, designed to strengthen Russia’s ability to deploy troops, tanks and helicopter gunships, leaves the Saint Nazaire’s harbor, western France, for its test run on the open sea off coast of France. France is suspending the delivery of a hulking warship to Russia amid security concerns about Moscow’s actions in neighboring Ukraine, President Francois Hollande’s office said Wednesday.

actions.” He spoke during a presummit briefing in Wales where NATO officials answered reporters’ questions on the condition that they not be identified.

As recently as July, Hollande said the deal was too costly to cancel, and even this week, his advisers had indicated that France was ready to go

ahead with the first delivery. In July, the president said the Russians had paid for the ship, and France would have to reimburse Moscow if it canceled.

Guatemala bishop’s killer ran multimillion-dollar prison empire By SONIA PEREZ and Associated Press

GUATEMALA CITY — A Guatemalan army captain sentenced to 20 years for the slaying of a Roman Catholic bishop was charged with money laundering and organized crime for allegedly building a multimillion-dollar illicit prison empire based on threats and corruption. Prosecutors said Wednesday that Byron Lima Oliva took money from other inmates in return for favors such as prohibited cellphones and appliances, as well as special food and conjugal visits. “Lima represents for many of the inmates the true authority, and so they turn to him to seek transfers, favors and rights. Lima Oliva exerts undoubtable influence in the penitentiary system,” Ivan Velasquez, head

of the U.N. International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala told reporters. The U.N.-backed team of police and prosecutors targets crime and corruption in Guatemala. Reached by phone, Lima denied the allegations and said he is the target of a vendetta by government officials because he prevented extortion and other crimes in the prison. “They are looking for revenge because I did not let them put an inmate in this place ... whom they wanted to assassinate,” Lima told The Associated Press. Velasquez, Attorney General Thelma Aldana and Interior Secretary Mauricio Lopez Bonilla announced the investigation, which began last year and identified Lima as the lynchpin of a criminal organization that has been in place for at least 15

years. National prison system director Sergio Camargo, who allegedly received money from Lima, was also charged and appeared before a judge Wednesday. Lima was expected to be moved to a different lockup, and he said he feared his life could be in danger elsewhere. Prosecutors said at least 12 other people were implicated in the case. Police raided several homes of officials and associates of Lima in search of evidence. Lima, 44, allegedly had campaign T-shirts printed for the 2011 election of President Otto Perez Molina. Lima has boasted in the past of having a friendship with Perez Molina, who is also a former soldier. The president’s office declined to comment Wednesday. Lima was sentenced in 2001

along with three other men for the killing of Bishop Juan Jose Gerardi, an activist clergyman. The 75-year-old Gerardi was bludgeoned to death with a concrete block at his seminary on April 26, 1998, two days after he presented a report blaming the military for most of the 200,000 deaths in the 19601996 civil war. Also convicted in the murder were Lima’s father, a military figure himself; a former presidential guard; and a priest at the seminary. Velazquez, the commission chief, said the investigation found Lima was in possession of several properties, including a beach home, and luxury vehicles such as a Porsche, a Jaguar and an armored Land Rover. Lima said he has been financially solvent since a young age, and his family has owned

land for generations. “What sin is that?” Lima said. “The interior secretary himself has been at my beach houses.” Authorities began investigating Lima’s prison activities last year. Lopez, the interior secretary, recently said that “Lima has been a problem because I know everything that this man is running inside the prison.” Lima allegedly imposed order on other inmates, including work and exercise regimens, and was allowed to leave jail on multiple occasions with the consent of prison authorities. From behind bars, he posted photos on social media of visits from dignitaries including politicians, journalists and TV personalities. Lima apparently had political ambitions for after prison. Online, he described his ideolo-

gy as “100 percent anticommunist, against the imperfections of democracy, nationalist, progressive, promoter of the culture and identity of his country, defender of his homeland from foreign invasion.” Those aspirations resonated with some conservative political groups, to the alarm of some in Guatemala. “He has the possibility to go free, get involved in politics and win some public position, because he has the means to accomplish it and unfortunately Guatemala has no conscience of people with a criminal background,” said Nery Rodenas, director of the Catholic church’s Office of the Archdiocese. “Definitely that would be a step back.” Lima would have been eligible to apply for parole on Sept. 12, but the new charges could mean more prison time.

Tesla Motors selects Nevada for massive, $5 billion battery plant By JUSTIN PRITCHARD and SCOTT SONNER Associated Press

RENO, Nev. — Tesla Motors has chosen Nevada as the site for a massive, $5 billion factory that will pump out batteries for a new generation of less expensive electric cars, a person familiar with the company’s plans said Wednesday. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because no official announcement was made, said work soon will resume at an industrial park outside Reno. Nevada still must approve a package of incentives Tesla negotiated. Four other states — California, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico — were vying for the project and the estimated 6,500 jobs it will bring. Tesla needs what it calls

the “gigafactory” to make cheaper batteries for its Model 3, a mass-market electric car the company hopes to sell by 2017 for around $35,000. Currently, Tesla offers only the Model S sedan, which starts at $70,000. Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval’s office said only that he would make a “major economic development announcement” Thursday afternoon. A spokesman for Tesla, based in Palo Alto, California, said company representatives would be at the Capitol in Carson City for the announcement but offered no other details. Tesla has done site-preparation work at the Reno Tahoe Industrial Center but had not publicly committed to building in Nevada, instead waiting as other states put together their best packages of economic in-

centives. This spring, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company would take the extremely unusual step of spending millions to prepare sites in two states — or perhaps even three — before choosing a winner. The person familiar with Tesla’s plans told The Associated Press a second site still will be prepared, in case Nevada is unable to deliver the incentives it has promised — or possibly to build a second factory. Sandoval has declined to discuss any incentives he has offered during negotiations with Tesla. Based on Musk’s public statements of what he expects a winning bid would be worth, the incentive package likely will total at least $500 million. Sandoval would have to call a special session of the state Legislature to ap-





prove tax breaks, grants or other incentives of that magnitude. Nevada’s other advantages include low tax rates, plenty of sun and wind to generate “green” power, and relative proximity to Tesla’s manufacturing plant in the San Francisco Bay Area. The industrial park 15 miles east of Reno also is near a deposit of lithium, an essential element to produce the battery cells. Tesla will pay about half of the factory’s cost. The other major investor is Panasonic, which will manufacture the lithium-ion battery cells and invest in equipment. Lance Gilman, principal and director of the Reno Tahoe Industrial Center, said he had not

been told of a final decision. “It would be the most exciting news of the century to me,” he said. At 167 square miles of high desert, the industrial park is the nation’s largest — befitting of such a large factory. Tesla has said it would need about 10 million square feet. Competition has been intense among the states, which have bid up their incentive packages in private negotiations with Tesla. Some politicians in California, the state where Musk founded not just Tesla but PayPal and commercial space exploration firm SpaceX, made winning the gigafactory a point of pride. “Tesla is a California-born

company that the state has invested heavily in, and we want it to succeed,” Sen. Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, said in a written statement. “It makes complete sense for it to expand right here, close to its headquarters, yet they are headed out of state.” He called Tesla’s decision a “clear indictment of our business climate.” California Gov. Jerry Brown had signaled he would work with Tesla to ease environmental review requirements that would have made building the plant in a few years impossible. Brook Taylor, a spokesman for Brown’s economic development agency, said he could not immediately comment.









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LaRoche gives Nationals late win over Dodgers LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam LaRoche came off the bench in the ninth inning and drove in five runs, including a tying homer and a go-ahead grounder in the 14th that sent the Washington Nationals to a wild 8-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday. Asdrubal Cabrera added a two-run shot for the Nationals, who withstood two late rallies in a game that lasted 5 hours, 34 minutes — the longest at Dodger Stadium this season. Washington won two of three in the series, a potential playoff preview between NL division leaders. All of LaRoche’s RBIs either tied the game or gave his team the lead. He delivered a pinch-hit, two-run homer off closer Kenley Jansen that tied it in the ninth and a go-ahead, two-run single in the 12th. LaRoche then gave the Na-

tionals the lead for good with a fielder’s choice grounder in the 14th after an error by shortstop Justin Turner. Ian Desmond scored on the play, and LaRoche beat the relay to first to avoid a potential inning-ending double play. CARDINALS 1, PIRATES 0 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Peter Bourjos singled home the winning run in the ninth inning, and St. Louis beat Pittsburgh to stretch its winning streak to five. Yadier Molina walked with two outs in the ninth on a 3-2 pitch from Mark Melancon (2-4). Molina advanced to second on John Jay’s single and scored on the hit by Bourjos, easily beating the throw home from center fielder Andrew McCutchen.


Kyle Seager and Corey Hart homered to start the seventh inning and Seattle beat Oakland to win a three-game series between AL playoff contenders. The home runs negated a stellar start by Jon Lester (13-10) and helped Mariners ace Felix Hernandez (14-5) win for the first time in four outings.

BRAVES 7, PHILLIES 4 ATLANTA (AP) — Rookie catcher Christian Bethancourt had three hits in his return to the major leagues, including a fifth-inning single that helped Atlanta break out of its scoring slump in a win over Philadelphia. B.J. Upton hit a two-run homer in a three-run second as the Braves ended a 25-inning scoreless streak.


DENVER (AP) — Nolan Arenado hit a go-ahead, threeOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — run homer and Corey Dickerson

followed with his second of the game, leading Colorado past San Francisco. Christian Bergman (2-2) pitched six sharp innings, limiting the Giants to two runs on nine hits and helping the Rockies take the season series 10-9. It is the first time Colorado has won the season series with its NL West rival since going 11-7 against the Giants in 2008.

ORIOLES 6, REDS 0 BALTIMORE (AP) — Miguel Gonzalez pitched a four-hitter for his first career complete game, and the Orioles hit three home runs off Dylan Axelrod in a victory over the Reds. Gonzalez (8-7) had a seasonhigh eight strikeouts, walked one and allowed only one hit through the first seven innings — a line drive single to Ryan Ludwick in the fifth.

McCann homered among his career high-tying four hits and the Yankees bounced back to end a three-game losing streak, beating the Red Sox. McCann homered a day earlier as the Yankees got battered by Boston, leaving them five games behind for the second AL wild-card spot. In the rematch with the lastplace Red Sox, he drove in three runs and gave an early cushion to Hiroki Kuroda (10-8).


CLEVELAND (AP) — Danny Salazar pitched his first career shutout, scattering eight hits, and the Indians beat the Tigers. Salazar (6-6), who has pitched 17 consecutive scoreless innings, was given a loud ovation by the sparse crowd of 11,739 when he took the mound for the ninth. The fans were on their feet throughout the inning and roared when Nick Castellanos struck out to end the game. YANKEES 5, RED SOX 1 Salazar pumped his fist after NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Castellanos swung and missed at

his 118th pitch.

METS 4, MARLINS 3 MIAMI (AP) — Travis d’Arnaud hit a go-ahead double in the eighth inning to lift New York over Miami. Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a two-run homer, and Matt den Dekker had three hits for the Mets, who won two of three in the series.

ASTROS 4, ANGELS 1 HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Carter homered twice and drove in three runs, Collin McHugh pitched into the eighth inning and Houston beat Los Angeles. The first-place Angels lost both games in the series after sweeping the A’s in a four-game set before arriving in Houston.


Nishikori upsets Wawrinka in U.S. Open semis Becomes first Japanese man in 96 years to reach semifinals HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer





NEW YORK (AP) — Kei Nishikori felt like he had jet lag. That’ll happen after playing more than 8 1/2 hours of tennis in two Grand Slam matches separated by about a day and a half. Nishikori did not mind, because he knew he made history. He became the first man from Japan to reach the U.S. Open semifinals in 96 years, outlasting third-seeded Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7), 6-7 (5), 6-4 on Wednesday. “I hope,” Nishikori said, “it’s big news in Japan.” The match went 4 hours, 15 minutes, and the 10th-seeded Nishikori managed to shake off any lingering exhaustion from his previous victory, which lasted 4:19 and ended at 2:26 a.m. Tuesday, equaling the latest finish in tournament history. On Wednesday against the Australian Open champion, Nishikori said, “I started a little bit tight.” “But my body was OK,” he added. “I don’t know how I finished ... but I’m very happy.” At least now he gets some time to recover. The semifinals are not until Saturday, when Nishikori will face No. 1 Novak Djokovic or No. 8 Andy Murray, who played each other later Wednesday. “Hopefully I can play 100 percent tennis next round,” Nishikori said. The last Japanese semifinalist at the U.S. Open was Ichiya Kumagae in 1918. No man from the country had made it to the final four at any major tournament since Jiri Satoh at Wimbledon in 1933. Nishikori already was the first Japanese man to be ranked in the ATP’s top 10 after climbing to No. 9 in May. He came into the U.S. Open without a lot

of proper preparation, because he was sidelined after having a cyst removed from his right foot in early August. Nishikori, who is coached by 1989 French Open champion Michael Chang, had never eliminated top-10 opponents in consecutive matches at a major tournament. The fourth-round marathon win against No. 5 Milos Raonic put Nishikori in his second career Grand Slam quarterfinal; he lost in that round at the 2012 Australian Open. Wawrinka had won 15 of his last 16 hard-court Grand Slam matches, a stretch that includes a run to his first major semifinal at last year’s U.S. Open and his first Grand Slam championship at the Australian Open. He also had a lot less wearand-tear on his body over the past 1 1/2 weeks, thanks in part to getting a walkover when the man he was supposed to play in the third round withdrew with an injury. But in the end, it was Wawrinka who faltered down the stretch, getting broken to close the match when he AP Photo/Darron Cummings slapped a forehand into the net. Kei Nishikori, of Japan, hits autographed balls into the crowd after defeating Stan Wawrinka, of Switzerland, in five sets Nishikori did not really cel- during the quarterfinals of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday in New York. ebrate much, simply looking to the sky as he walked to the net. Chang leaped to his feet and to rile up the crowd. after 1 a.m. Thursday. sailed a backhand long to end the past two years. “So I said, pumped his fists in the stands. Eventually, the physically Asked in an on-court inter- a 28-stroke point, then leaned ‘If she keeps it up, she absodemanding action proved too view to look ahead to facing over and put a hand on his knee. lutely deserves the win.’ And I Djokovic tops Murray much for a fading Murray, and 10th-seeded Kei Nishikori On the second, he dumped just tried to do a little better.” Simple as that, huh? Djokovic pulled away to win of Japan in Saturday’s semi- a forehand into the net, then Through a pair of back-and- 7-6 (1), 6-7 (1), 6-2, 6-4 and finals, Djokovic joked: “My slammed his racket against his “Against her, you can’t forth sets, Novak Djokovic and reach the tournament’s semifi- thoughts are just directed to right thigh and yelled. wait, you can’t give her time, Andy Murray put on a display nals for the eighth consecutive sleeping right now.” you can’t fail to push her to befitting a matchup of past U.S. year. limits — because if you That drew guffaws from Williams advances her Open champions. do, she’s a runaway train,” “I knew coming into to- spectators, and he continued: They tracked down would- night’s match that it’s going “Or party. What do you say? Serena Williams stretched Pennetta said. be winners and somehow got to be tough, that he’s going to Let’s party. I think my coach her Flushing Meadows winWilliams is bidding to bethem back, prolonging points go for his shots, and the more right there would chase me ning streak to 19 matches come the first woman with that involved 10 or 20 strokes aggressive one would win with a little baseball bat if he by eventually overpowering three consecutive U.S. Open or more, extended by Djok- it,” the No. 1-ranked and No. saw me going to the city to 11th-seeded Flavia Pennetta titles since Chris Evert won ovic’s slides and splits or Mur- 1-seeded Djokovic said. “I’m party right now.” of Italy 6-3, 6-2 on Wednes- four in a row from 1975-78. ray’s gifted anticipation. After glad I managed to stay fit in The 32-year-old American Djokovic broke the eighth- day night. one 30-shot masterpiece on his the end and pull it through.” “I don’t feel like I was do- also is trying to pull even with seeded Murray to go up 3-1 in way to victory, Djokovic raised It took a while for him to the third set, then fended off a ing too much wrong,” said Evert and Martina Navratilohis right fist, bellowed, “Come push out front in a 3-hour, pair of break points in the next Williams, a five-time champi- va at 18 Grand Slam singles on!” and windmilled his arms 32-minute match that ended game. On the first, Murray on at the U.S. Open, including trophies.

Bird Homestead golf report: Time remains to get a few rounds of play As the season is coming to an end, there is still time to get a few rounds of golf in at Bird Homestead. The course is in amazing shape, and it keeps getting better due to Larry Hamilton’s fine work. Rental clubs and carts are always available for rent. Come out and enjoy a nice round of golf at mile 11.8 on Funny River Road. Ladies Night

ick, Trevor Hordemann, and Richard Harman won it. Second place had to be determined by the infamous chip off. Tim Bornowski landed his chip on the green during the chip off, leading his team of Hans Brans and Bruce Skolnick to a second-place victory. Long drive for the night went to Andre Heinz. Closest to on No. 6 went to James Kozel, and No. 8 went to Bruce Skolnick. There was a tie for pure birdie, as Roy Bird and Aaron Blackburn both birdied hole No. 9, having to share the pot of cash. Due to the earlier sunset, men’s night will begin at 6 p.m. this Tuesday, September 9, and tee off will remain 6 p.m. for the remainder of the season.

There was a great bunch of ladies that played last Wednesday night. There were a total of 14 women who came out for the fun. The dazzling duo of Pat and Elaine won first place. Long drive on hole No. 7 went to Sissy Bird and long putt on No. 6 to Pat Bird. Kelsey Slough hit an amazing tee shot Tournament Recap on hole no. 6 and by being the first to The First Annual Challenger Learnget closest to the pin this season she ing Center Tournament was a great won a hefty pot of cash. Mens Night success. There were 14 teams that Once again there was a great turn- played, and the team on top was the out for mens night. They had nine team of Sam McLane, Cody McLane, teams play, and only one took first Bruce Batton, and Bethany Wortham. place. With a score of 35, Duane Tach- With all the wacky twists during the

B ird H omestead G olf R eport Kelsey S lough tournament, such as teeing off with your knees, and putting through a toilet seat, the first-place team still managed to finish with a great score of 36. Long drive for ladies went to Bethany Wotham, and for men, Jeff Gillman. Closet to on No. 6 went to Trevor Baldwin, and on No. 8 Cody Mclane. Closest to the rope on hole No. 3 went To Kelsey Slough, her drive landed only 1-3/4 inches away from the rope. Upcoming Tournaments Kenai River Brown Bears Player Tournament

This Saturday September 6 will be the Brown Bears players tournament. This is an 18-hole best ball tournament, and every team will have a blind draw fourth player (a Brown Bear). C




Registration starts a 9 a.m., tee off at 10 a.m. Food and prizes immediately after the tournament. For more information or to register call the clubhouse at 260-4653. Don’t forget to reserve a cart, they are gone quick. Seventh Annual Combined “B&B” Classic

This Sunday September 7, will be the seventh annual tournament between Birch Ridge and Bird Homestead Golf Course. This will be an 18-hole tournament; first nine holes at Bird Homestead shotgun at 9 a.m., second nine at Birch Ridge. Four person teams with a format of “shamble, “waltz” and “scramble”. Sack lunches will be given at Bird Homestead and BBQ at Birch Ridge after the tournament. Play for the association of your choice and help win the traveling trophy. Deadline to sign up for this fun event is 1 p.m. this Saturday September 6. For more information or to register call Bird Homestead clubhouse at 260-

4653, or Birch Ridge clubhouse at 2625270. Don’t forget to reserve a cart at each course, they are gone quick. Skills Tournament

Bird Homestead Golf Association has organized a skills tournament for Saturday, September 13 at 11 a.m. This tournament is your choice of nine holes low gross score, or nine holes low handicap adjusted score (you must have a handicap). You can also enter in a chip and/or putt contest. Three different putts, shortest cumulative distance wins. Three different chips lowest cumulative distance wins. Potluck and prizes after the tournament. For more information or to register call the clubhouse at 260-4653. Fun Fact Thursday

The USGA allows 14 clubs to be in a golf bag during a match at one time. No more than 14 clubs is allowed, but fewer is okay. After all, the more tools you have in the tool box, the more options you have to make doing the job easier.





A-8 Peninsula Clarion, Thursday, September 4, 2014

. . . MLB

Scoreboard baseball American League

East Division W Baltimore 81 New York 71 Toronto 71 Tampa Bay 67 Boston 61 Central Division Kansas City 77 Detroit 76 Cleveland 71 Chicago 63 Minnesota 61 West Division Los Angeles 83 Oakland 79 Seattle 75 Houston 61 Texas 53

L 57 66 67 73 78

Pct GB .587 — .518 9½ .514 10 .479 15 .439 20½

61 63 66 76 78

.558 — .547 1½ .518 5½ .453 14½ .439 16½

55 60 63 79 86

.601 — .568 4½ .543 8 .436 23 .381 30½

Wednesday’s Games Seattle 2, Oakland 1 N.Y. Yankees 5, Boston 1 Baltimore 6, Cincinnati 0 Cleveland 7, Detroit 0 Toronto 7, Tampa Bay 4 Minnesota 11, Chi White Sox 4 Houston 4, L.A. Angels 1 Kansas City 4, Texas 1 Thursday’s Games Boston (Workman 1-8) at N.Y. Yankees (Capuano 2-3), 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Leake 10-11) at Baltimore (Tillman 11-5), 3:05 p.m. Detroit (Scherzer 15-5) at Cleveland (Bauer 5-7), 3:05 p.m. Toronto (Buehrle 11-9) at Tampa Bay (Odorizzi 10-11), 3:10 p.m. Seattle (Elias 9-12) at Texas (S.Baker 3-3), 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (H.Santiago 4-7) at Minnesota (Gibson 11-10), 4:10 p.m.

National League

East Division W Washington 79 Atlanta 73 Miami 67 New York 66 Philadelphia 64 Central Division St. Louis 76 Milwaukee 73 Pittsburgh 71 Cincinnati 66 Chicago 64 West Division Los Angeles 78 San Francisco 76 San Diego 66 Arizona 58 Colorado 56

L 59 67 71 74 75

Pct GB .572 — .521 7 .486 12 .471 14 .460 15½

63 66 68 73 76

.547 — .525 3 .511 5 .475 10 .457 12½

62 64 72 81 84

.557 — .543 2 .478 11 .417 19½ .400 22

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Tepesch, Claudio (7), Klein (8) and Telis; J.Vargas, K.Herrera (7), L.Coleman (8), W.Davis (8), G.Holland (9) and S.Perez. WСJ. Vargas 11-7. LСTepesch 4-9. SvСG.Holland (42). HRsСKansas City, A.Gordon (19). Astros 4, Angels 1 LA Hou.

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D.Buchanan, Hollands (5), Miguel Alfredo.Gonzalez (5), De Fratus (6), C.Jimenez (8) and Nieves; E.Santana, Shreve (7), D.Carpenter (8), Kimbrel (9) and Bethancourt. W_E.Santana 14-7. L_Hollands 2-2. Sv_Kimbrel (42). HRs_Philadelphia, G.Sizemore (3). Atlanta, B.Upton (10). Cardinals 1, Pirates 0 Pit. 000 000 0 00—0 4 0 S.L. 000 000 0 01—1 5 0 Volquez, Watson (7), Melancon (8) and R.Martin; S.Miller, C.Martinez (8), Rosenthal (9) and Y.Molina. W_Rosenthal 2-6. L_Melancon 2-4. Rockies 9, Giants 2 S.F. 100 010 0 00—2 10 1 Col. 010 044 0 0x—9 12 1 Vogelsong, J.Gutierrez (6), Cordier (7), Strickland (8) and Posey; Bergman, Friedrich (7), Nicasio (8) and McKenry. W_Bergman 2-2. L_Vogelsong 8-10. HRs_Colorado, Co.Dickerson 2 (22), Arenado (15), McKenry (6). Nationals 8, Dodgers 5 Was. 000 000 003 0 02 03—8 12 2 L.A. 000 0 00 201 0 02 0 0—5 13 1 (14 innings) Zimmermann, Thornton (7), Storen (8), R.Soriano (9), Stammen (10), X.Cedeno (10), Barrett (10), Blevins (11), Clippard (12), Treinen (13) and Lobaton, S.Leon; Frias, Howell (7), B.Wilson (8), Jansen (8), P.Baez (9), J.Wright (11), League (12), Correia (13) and Federowicz, A.Ellis, Butera. W_Treinen 2-3. L_Correia 2-3. HRs_Washington, LaRoche (20), A.Cabrera (5). Los Angeles, Ju.Turner (5), C.Crawford (6). Mets 4, Marlins 3 N.Y. 000 200 020—4 9 0 Mia. 001 000 110—3 9 0 deGrom, Carlyle (7), D.Alvarez (7), C.Torres (7), Mejia (9) and T.d’Arnaud; Koehler, M.Dunn (8), Morris (8), Hatcher (9) and Saltalamacchia. W_C.Torres 6-5. L_M.Dunn 10-6. Sv_Mejia (23). HRs_New York, Nieuwenhuis (3). Miami, Stanton (36). Cubs 6, Brewers 2 Mil. 010 001 0 00—2 10 1 Chi. 024 000 0 0x—6 11 2 Garza, Estrada (4), W.Smith (6), Kintzler (7), Figaro (8) and Lucroy; Hendricks, Grimm (6), N.Ramirez (7), Strop (8), H.Rondon (9) and Castillo. W_Hendricks 6-1. L_Garza 7-8. HRs_Chicago, Valaika (3). D-Backs 6, Padres 1 Ari. 100 030 011—6 8 0 S.D. 001 000 0 00—1 5 1 Collmenter, D.Hudson (8), A.Reed (9) and M.Montero; Cashner, Garces (8), Campos (8), R.Alvarez (9), A.Torres (9) and Rivera. W_Collmenter 10-7. L_Cashner 2-7.

tennis U.S. Open results

Wednesday At The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis

Center, New York Singles Men Quarterfinals Kei Nishikori (10), Japan, def. Stan Wawrinka (3), Switzerland, 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7), 6-7 (5), 6-4. Women Quarterfinals Ekaterina Makarova (17), Russia, def. Victoria Azarenka (16), Belarus, 6-4, 6-2. Serena Williams (1), United States, def. Flavia Pennetta (11), Italy, 6-3, 6-2. Doubles Men Quarterfinals Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez (11), Spain, def. Alexander Peya, Austria, and Bruno Soares (2), Brazil, 7-6 (3), 6-4. Ivan Dodig, Croatia, and Marcelo Melo (4), Brazil, def. Carlos Berlocq and Leonardo Mayer, Argentina, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2. Women Quarterfinals Kimiko Date-Krumm, Japan, and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, Czech Republic, def. Andrea Hlavackova, Czech Republic, and Zheng Jie (8), China, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.

Transactions BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX С Recalled RHP Brandon Workman from Pawtucket (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANS С Reinstated RHP Josh Tomlin from the paternity list. National League CHICAGO CUBS С Selected the contract of OF Ryan Kalish from Iowa (PCL). Transferred OF Ryan Sweeney to the 60-day DL. SAN DIEGO PADRES С Announced a two-year extension of their player development contract with El Paso (PCL) and San Antonio (Texas). BASKETBALL National Basketball Association DALLAS MAVERICKS С Resigned C Bernard James. DETROIT PISTONS С Named Otis Smith coach of Grand Rapids (NBADL). LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS С Signed G-F Chris Douglas-Roberts and F-C Ekpe Udoh. NEW YORK KNICKS С Named Jim Cleamons, Rasheed Hazzard, Brian Keefe and Joshua Longstaff assistant coaches. SACRAMENTO KINGS Waived G Wayne Ellington. FOOTBALL National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS С Signed CB Anthony Gaitor to the practice squad. CINCINNATI BENGALS С Signed WR Tevin Reese to the practice squad. DALLAS COWBOYS С Signed DE Michael Sam to the practice squad. DENVER BRONCOS С Signed WR Nathan Palmer from their practice squad. Signed G Ryan Miller to the practice squad. GREEN BAY PACKERS С Signed C Garth Gerhart to the active roster from the practice squad.





Signed G Josh Allen to the practice squad. Placed C/G JC Tretter on injured reserve. MINNESOTA VIKINGS С Signed S Ahmad Dixon and T Mike Remmers to the practice squad. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS С Signed OL Chris Barker, TE Allen Reisner and RB Marcus Thigpen to the practice squad. Released DL Bruce Gaston and DL Kelcy Quarles. Released LS Charles Hughlett, QB McLeod BethelThompson, S Kanorris Davis and DB Daxton Swanson from the practice squad. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS С Signed LB Junior Galette to a four-year contract extension and WR Robert Meachem. Placed LB Khairi Fortt on short-term injured reserve. NEW YORK GIANTS С Placed G Geoff Schwartz on recallable injured reserve. Signed OL Adam Snyder. Signed TE Jerome Cunningham and DT Dominique Hamilton to the practice squad. ST. LOUIS RAMSСSigned QB Case Keenum. Waived/injured TE Justice Cunningham. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS С Placed C Lemuel Jeanpierre on injured reserve. Signed WR Phil Bates to the 53-man roster. HOCKEY National Hockey League WINNIPEG JETS С Announced a one-year extension of their affiliation agreement with St. John’s (AHL). SOCCER Major League Soccer MLS С Suspended Montreal D Hassoun Camara for one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for endangering the safety of an opponent in a game against Columbus on Aug. 30. Fined Seattle MF Gonzalo Pineda and D.C. MF Luis Silva undisclosed amounts for simulation violations. Suspended Chivas F Erick Torres one additional game and fined him an undisclosed amount after receiving a red card for endangering the safety of an opponent in a game against Los Angeles on Aug. 31. COLLEGE ARKANSAS-LITTLE ROCK С Announced the resignation of athletic director Chris Peterson. CHOWAN С Named Darryl Bullock assistant football coach. CLEMSON С Announced freshman WR Kyrin Preister has been dismissed from the team. FORDHAM С Named Justine Stevenson and Aliza Feuerstein assistant athletic trainers. GEORGIA SOUTHERN С Promoted B.J. Green to assistant head coach for pitching and Chris Moore to assistant head coach for hitting. ILLINOIS-CHICAGO С Named Robo Kreps men’s basketball graduate manager. LA SALLE С Named Ryan Collins assistant track and field/cross country coach. TEXAS С Suspended OT Desmond Harrison and OT Kennedy Estelle for unspecified violations of team rules. TEXAS A&M С Agreed to terms with Billy Kennedy, men’s basketball coach, on a two-year contract extension through the 2018 season. UMASS С Promoted Chris Wielgus to women’s assistant basketball coach.

handed Milwaukee its eighth loss in a row. Soler became the second player in Cubs history with as many as 10 RBIs Continued from page A-7 in his first seven games. The rookie joined Mandy Brooks, who had 12 Alex Gordon hit a two-run hom- RBIs in 1925, as the only Chicago er, Jason Vargas pitched into the players to accomplish the feat. seventh inning and Kansas City beat Texas to finish a three-game TWINS 11, WHITE SOX 4 sweep. Vargas (11-7) stranded four MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kenrunners in scoring position before turning over a two-on, two- nys Vargas homered for the second out mess to Kelvin Herrera, who consecutive night and Eduardo escaped the jam. Louis Coleman Nunez had four hits as Minnesota gave up a run in the eighth before defeated Chicago. The Twins broke loose for five Wade Davis finished the inning. runs in a rain-delayed fifth inning Greg Holland worked a perfect to break a 3-all tie and set up Trevninth for his 42nd save. or May (1-4) for his first major league win. Vargas’ RBI single and Eduardo Escobar’s two-run triple BLUE JAYS 7, RAYS 4 did the bulk of the damage. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Dioner Navarro and Edwin EnDIAMONDBACKS 6, carnacion each hit a two-run homPADRES 1 er, and Toronto rolled past Tampa Bay for its fourth straight win. SAN DIEGO (AP) — Daniel Adam Lind had four consecu- Hudson returned from two recontive hits and scored twice for the structive elbow operations to pitch Blue Jays, who won a road series in the big leagues for the first time against the Rays for the first time in more than two years, and David since April 2007. Peralta drove in two runs to help Marcus Stroman (9-5) pitched Arizona beat San Diego. five shutout innings before giving Hudson became the fourth pitchup two runs and four hits in the er to undergo Tommy John surgery sixth. in consecutive years and return to the majors. Hudson, who won 16 games for Arizona in 2011, retired the side CUBS 6, BREWERS 2 in the eighth on 13 pitches and was CHICAGO (AP) — Jorge Soler warmly greeted by his teammates hit a two-run double and Chicago when he reached the dugout.

Cowboys sign Sam to practice squad SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Michael Sam waded through a crowd of reporters and was settling in front of yet another bank of cameras when someone asked if this was what it was like in St. Louis. “The heat?” Sam said, drawing laughter from two dozen or so people surrounding him as he stood in front of a large Dallas Cowboys star on a wall just outside the locker room. No, the latest version of the circus after the league’s first openly gay player signed to the practice squad of America’s Team. He’s unlikely to get into the opener Sunday against San Francisco and might still face

long odds of joining an active roster anytime soon. But Sam got his second chance to make it in the NFL four days after the Rams released the seventh-round pick when they had to cut the roster to 53 players. “You guys follow me around like hawks,” Sam said after going through his first late-morning workout with the Cowboys. “I’ve been tired of it since February. I expected it.” The Cowboys, who are seeking help with their pass rush because of injuries and the offseason release of franchise sacks leader DeMarcus Ware, expected it, too. Pro Bowl tight end Jason Witten said coach Jason Garrett addressed the signing with the team.









Pigskin Pick‘em

Peninsula Clarion, Thursday, September 4, 2014


NFL Week 1: The Sultan of Sides is back with a flourish! By NOLAN ROSE For the Peninsula Clarion





Blue forty-two, red sixty-six, razor, razor, hut-hut, HIKE! Thank God it’s football season! The Sultan of Sides is back, after a summer of golfing, to once again make your NFL Sundays as profitable as a Bernie Madoff hedge fund. We finished last season a whopping 36 games over .500 against the spread. The 139-103-14 mark is a Las Vegas bookies worst nightmare. The dazzling display of prognostication didn’t stop there, and I quote, “I’m all in folks. The job, the girlfriend, the dog, even the golf clubs. The Seattle Seahawks are going to win it all”. That’s an excerpt from last season’s opening column that turned out quite well. The only thing I got wrong was the girlfriend. Over the summer she earned more playing time and a spot in the starting lineup. She’s now the fiancé. Life isn’t bad. Despite all the successes in the past year, this is my promise to you, the loyal Clarion faithful. I will not lean on past brilliance. I will forge ahead, eager to improve upon an already stellar record. I will provide you with valuable insight into each and every NFL matchup all season long. That insight may or may not be influenced by alcohol. Irrelevant! This column is about winning, and winning big! Same format as last year, my picks are in all-caps. For some of you less in-the-know football fans out there, just because I pick a team to cover the spread doesn’t mean I think they’ll win the game. Please don’t come to the golf course and harass me about why I think the Jacksonville Jaguars are going to beat the Denver Broncos. I don’t. I just don’t think they’ll lose by 30. Good luck! It’s going to be a great season. You may have noticed, no Super Bowl prediction this year, no need to jinx a good thing!

NFL season by hosting the Green Bay Packers on Thursday Night Football. Russell Wilson, entering his third year under center, engineered scoring drives on 11 of 13 preseason possessions. That’s good. Seattle’s defense gets all the attention, but the Seattle offense, with a healthy Percy Harvin, will be the difference in this early season matchup of NFC contenders. Seahawks win 31-20

land, Hoyer plays reasonably well and leads the team to wins in both his starts before suffering a season ending knee injury. The Browns respond by drafting Johnny-Mania the following spring. Remarkably, Hoyer survived all the hoopla and won the starting job. If nothing else I’m rooting for the guy. Browns win 17-16 Jacksonville Jaguars @ PHILLY EAGLES -10.5

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS @ The Jacksonville Jaguars Atlanta Falcons +3 will be competitive at some The Saints go marching into point this season, right around Atlanta to face the Falcons in the time they give up on the a pivotal early season NFC Chad Henne experience, and South showdown. Both teams tab super-rookie Blake Borhave aspirations of winning tles as the starting quarterthe division, a victory in week back. Until then, facing a Chip one could loom large at the end Kelly orchestrated offense in of the season. Matt Ryan and the city of brotherly harm is a the Falcons had their wings recipe for disaster. Nick Foles, clipped a year ago after a rash LeSean McCoy and the rest of of injuries all but robbed the the Philadelphia Eagles to get team of their competitive spirit. off to a flying start with an easy The Falcons are improved, but opening week foray against not enough to top a confident the Jungle-Kittens. Eagles win Saints team led by Drew Brees 38-14 and an explosive offensive atOakland Raiders @ tack. Saints win 35-24 NEW YORK JETS -5.5 Minnesota Vikings @ ST. LOUIS RAMS -3.5 The Vikings will be a trendy side in this contest in response to the Rams losing starting quarterback Sam Bradford during the preseason to a knee injury. With veteran Shaun Hill taking snaps the Rams can start planning for who they want to draft with the next year’s top pick. That’s been the narrative, but that’s overlooking a key factor, Sam Bradford was a terrible! Shaun Hill isn’t a star, but don’t expect the Rams to just fold up shop minus Bradford. Rams win 24-17 CLEVELAND BROWNS @ Pittsburgh Steelers -7

Brian Hoyer has been through a lot in his career. Drafted by the Patriots, Hoyer had no shot at playing behind the legendary Tom Brady. He moved to Arizona, where old people and quarterbacks go to die, and lasted Green Bay Packers @ SEATTLE SEAHAWKS -6 a single season before landing in Cleveland with the Browns, The Super Bowl Champion arguably the worst franchise in Seattle Seahawks kick-off the professional sports. With Cleve-

Are the Raiders no longer rudderless? Oakland is trotting out a rookie quarterback, Derek Carr, to face a strong New York Jets defense in the season opener. Carr looked spectacular in the final preseason game, shredding my beloved Seattle Seahawks, to earn the starting nod, but he won’t be facing the fourth string this Sunday. Loudmouth Rex Ryan and the Jets are talking a big game again this year. Can the Jets finally live up to their hype with the truly awful Geno Smith throwing passes? For one week they can. Jets win 23-17 CINCINNATI BENGALS @ Baltimore Ravens -1.5 For most of my young adult life the Cincinnati Bengals wallowed in misery while the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers battled year after year for the NFC North crown. All that has changed. Suddenly in 2014 the Bengals are the top dog (uhh, cat?) in the division. Baltimore won the Super Bowl just two seasons ago but the Ravens struggled mightily last year and

missed the playoffs. Baltimore should be better this time around but this Sunday Sylvester finally catches Tweety Bird. Bengals win 27-24 Buffalo Bills @ CHICAGO BEARS -7 The Chicago Bears will score a ton of points this year. The Bears will also give up a ton of points this year. Chicago enters the year as a wild card. If the Bears can get any production out their defense this could be a playoff team, but that defense, wow, they looked like they were still hibernating this preseason. Fortunately for Bears faithful the Buffalo Bills come to town for the opener. The Bills are led by an impeccably awful quarterback, EJ Manuel. The glory days of Jim Kelly and Thurmond Thomas circling the wagons are a fading memory. That’s to say, these aren’t your fathers Bills. Bears win 35-17 Washington Redskins @ HOUSTON TEXANS -2.5 Do I have to pick a winner in this matchup of pillow-fighters? I don’t trust either of these teams to be competitive this season. The Washington Redskins enter as slight dog riding the remnants of Robert Griffin hysteria, but how far can that carry a team on Sunday? Are we going to overlook the notion that RG3 might not be good at throwing passes to his own team? Houston has more than a problem on their hands with a first year coach and a Harvard grad at quarterback. Harvard is great at producing NASA talent and human calculators, but NFL quarterbacks? No thanks. When in doubt favor the home side. Texans win 20-17 TENNESSEE TITANS @ Kansas City Chiefs -4 The Tennessee Titans won’t win many football games but I’m tabbing them as a sneaky good, bad football team this season. You know, the kind of team that plays well for 3 ½ quarters before finding incredibly creative ways to lose in the end. The Kansas City Chiefs are a tough read. The team stormed out of the gate a year ago before





fading badly down the stretch. The Chiefs just gave an expensive extension to quarterback Alex Smith ensuring their average relevance for the next four seasons. Chiefs win 23-20 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS @ Miami Dolphins +5

49ers team struggling to find a rhythm, but I’ll back the Fighting Jerry’s with the points at home. 49ers win 24-21 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS @ Denver Broncos -7.5

This Patriots team more closely resembles the championship teams from the early Brady-Belichick era led by strong defenses and rushing attacks. All-world tight end Rob Gronkowski sounds like he’s ready to play which will benefit the passing game greatly, but does it even matter against the fighting fish? Can somebody please pull the plug on the Ryan Tannehill experiment? He’s not good at football, and you need a good quarterback to win in the modern NFL. Larry Csonka is rolling over in his grave. Patriots win 31-14

Andrew Luck squares off against Peyton Manning in a thrilling battle of horse mascots when the Indianapolis Colts face the Denver Broncos on Sunday Night Football. I have a vested interest in supporting Luck and the Colts (he’s my fantasy quarterback) but the visiting side is a strong play for very real reasons. The Broncos benefitted from a weak schedule a season ago. The team won’t be afforded the same luxury this season. Minus Knowshon Moreno, Eric Decker, and Wes Welker, the offense could come out the gates slower than expected. Broncos win 27-24

Carolina Panthers @ TAMPA BAY BUCS -2.5

New York Giants @ DETROIT LIONS -5

I saw a stat on ESPN the other night that can’t possibly be true. Not a single wide receiver on the Carolina Panthers roster has ever caught a pass from Cam Newton in a regular season game. Wow, way to surround your franchise quarterback with playmakers, Carolina! Newton enters this contest with fractured ribs, which doesn’t help you throw a football better. I don’t trust the Bucs offense with Josh McCown under center, but I’m not sure Carolina can score a point in this contest. Bucs win 17-7

Is this the year the Lions finally turn all that talent into victories on the football field? It seems like Detroit has been a trendy “breakout” team every preseason since Matthew Stafford came to town, but all the hype hasn’t come to fruition. The New York Giants are awful. This is the year coach Tom Coughlin is fired and/or resigns. The Giants offensive line is suspect and Eli Manning produces more turnovers than a bakery under pressure. Lions win 30-13

San Francisco 49ers @ DALLAS COWBOYS +5

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS @ Arizona Cardinals -3.5

The San Francisco 49ers have been downright offensive on offense this preseason, surprising considering the additions at wide receiver and a healthy Michael Crabtree. Will Colin Kaepernick ever evolve into more than a running quarterback? The defense will have problems of their own minus Aldon Smith (suspension), NaVarro Bowman (injury) and Glenn Dorsey (injury). I’m not convinced Dallas has the talent to take advantage of a

Everyone seems to like the Cardinals this year, but I expect the desert bats to take a step backwards this season. Arizona’s success was spurred by a very aggressive front seven, but the Cardinals will be without Karlos Dansby, Darnell Dockett, and Daryl Washington. That’s a lot of talent off the field with a high-powered San Diego Chargers offense coming into town. Look for Philip Rivers and company to pull off the mild upset. Chargers win 27-20





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ing and trying for additional state money. Johnson said about a year ago a fire occurred near where the apparatus would be kept and had the service area had it then, the aerial quint fire apparatus would have been “extremely useful” in fighting the fire. Through the state’s Community Revenue Sharing Program, the assembly accepted $545,400 for communities outside of city limits. Assembly President Hal Smalley said while the state has allocated money through this program for years, state-level revenue sharing is “under fire.” “The regular revenue sharing that the municipal governments get — boroughs and cities — was reduced by $8 million this year,” he said. … “So this revenue sharing figure probably will be a target looked at in the future.” Assembly member Mako Haggerty said while it may have appeared the body moved through the 14 ordinances up for public hearing in record time — the entire meeting lasted slightly more than two hours — he said many people and service areas worked hard to get the grants allocated in some of those ordinances. “(The assembly) just put the stamp on it tonight,” he said. “It may look like we didn’t give it a lot of thought, but this has been in the process for a long time.”

state to the Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area for mitigation projects. It also accepted $38,778.85 from the State of Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for costs from the October 2013 Kalifornsky Beach Road area flood. The borough’s Local Emergency Planning Committee was approved for $22,983 from the state’s Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for services, supplies and equipment. The assembly accepted $190,000 from the state for pool tile and drain replacement for the North Peninsula Recreation Service Area in Nikiski. Along with OK’ing $250,000 from the state for the Kachemak Emergency Service Area, the assembly also appropriated $50,000 from the service area’s capital project fund and approved a loan in the amount of $275,000 from the borough’s general fund for an aerial quint fire apparatus, which is capable of performing multiple firefighting tasks. The loan is to be paid back in no longer than seven years with an annual interest rate of 4.25 percent. The service area, Johnson Kaylee Osowski can be said, felt like it needed the reached at kaylee.osowski@ equipment now instead of wait-

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with Kohring about the move. Kohring had switched his party affiliation from Republican to the Alaskan Independence Party in early June. He said people who supported him knew his principles were closely aligned with the GOP’s. Gail Fenumiai, director of the Division of Elections, confirmed Wednesday that Kohring had requested his name be withdrawn from the ballot. She said no replacement candidate was offered by Tuesday’s deadline. The chairwoman of the Alaskan Independence Party said

she had just returned from a trip and could not immediately comment. Begich has said repeatedly he expects the race to be extremely tight. Sullivan has demonstrated a fundraising prowess on par with Begich since entering the race last October. Voters who don’t identify with a specific party make up the largest voting bloc in Alaska, and Begich and Sullivan are making a play for them. Republicans hold a huge edge over the other parties. About 16,000 voters are registered with the Alaskan Independence Party, about twice the number of registered libertarians. There were about 133,000 registered Republicans as of early August, according to the Division of Elections.

Business news Chambers set schedules n The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce meets at noon on Tuesday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. A forum with candidates for Soldotna City Council and mayor is scheduled RSVP to 262-9814 n The Kenai Chamber of Commerce meets Wednesday at noon at the Kenai Visitors Center. A forum with candidates for Kenai City Council is scheduled. RSVP to 283-1991.

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encourage new businesses and will be a “senior rights mayor.” Martin, along with ranching, has worked in education and the oil and gas and commercial fishing industries. He is an active volunteer with 4-H, the Alaska State Board of Agriculture, the Alaska Creamery Board, the Kenai Peninsula State Fair Board and others organizations. He said he doesn’t need the mayor’s salary, so if elected, he will hire two assistants to work on firebreaks and promote agriculture in the borough. When discussing local issues, the topics focused on the borough’s budget and economic growth. Martin said he is torn on the issue of non-departmental funding because his business, Diamond M Ranch, benefits from the partially borough-funded Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council to market his business, but it also uses his tax dollars. Bearup said he wants departments and non-departmentals to present budgets that show where money has been and will be spent as well as business plans for the organizations. Navarre said he supports funding non-departmentals, and while the organizations

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The windows are essential not only for visitors and staff in the extreme low temperatures that can be experienced on the Kenai Peninsula during the winter, but for the construction itself, Eskelin said. “Because this building is being built to LEED Silver standards, great care has been given to the materials used,” Eskelin said. “They include a green roof planted with native grasses, bioswale to manage parking lot rain runoff, and American-made masonry wood-fired heater.” Right now paint is on the walls, and the divider separating the theater and the visitors’ area is built, Eskelin said. Once

have been topics of discussion during budget sessions, the assembly has supported the funding on final budget passages. “(Non-departmentals) are all important and the funds that we put into them, the borough and its residents do get a return on that investment,” Navarre said. To encourage economic development in the borough, creating a strong workforce is important along with a stable tax base and responsible land management, Navarre said. Martin said education is the key to economic development with future jobs coming from high-quality vocational education. Bearup said the government should attract new businesses and enhance already established businesses by buying locally to enhance the economy. The candidates were asked their positions on the three measures on the state’s general election ballot. Measure No. 2 asks voters whether marijuana should be legalized. “Well, I’ve never tried marijuana,” Martin said. “And they say it’s a good pain killer and increases your appetite, so maybe that’s in my future, but probably not.” He said he doesn’t think outlawing marijuana is working well and said it’s a matter of making people responsible for their behavior.

Bearup said he doesn’t support the legalization of recreational marijuana, but is interested in learning more about the benefits of medical marijuana. While he hasn’t read the proposition, Navarre said he is inclined to vote against marijuana legalization. “I do think that we need to take a look at incarceration under the marijuana laws because I think that we have far too many people in prison as a result of that,” he said. On Ballot Measure No. 3, which proposes to increase the minimum wage, Navarre is in favor because employees should be paid living wages. Raising the minimum wage will have positive effects on people’s lives, he said. Martin said there should not be a “ceiling or a floor” on wages. “I wish that employers would pay people for … the service or the work they put out,” he said. “The harder you work the more you make.” Bearup is against raising the minimum wage because, he said, it will lead to inflation. In restaurants, he said, waitresses typically get tips, which provide “a good income” for them. “My position is a free enterprise system,” he said. “If you go out and you treat your employees well, you pay them well because you don’t have to give them the minimum wage. You can give them more than

the interior is finished, the graphics, which are currently under review, and displays created by Minnesota-based Split Rock Studios, which makes interpretive exhibits, will be installed in the 1,800-square-foot exhibit hall space. The enlarged exhibit space will illustrate information “from ice field to ocean,” Eskelin said. “It is a breath of the diversity of the refuge’s ecosystems.” The new 80-person capacity multi-purpose educational room will allow existing programs, such as the Junior Rangers Program, to grow, Eskelin said. The room will be able to facilitate larger group activities and extended labs, extending education that wasn’t previously possible at the current facility, she said. While there will be some overlap during renovation on

the current center and construction on the new center, most programs, indoor and outdoor, will not be affected or paused, Eskelin said. In a previous Clarion article Loranger said the current center is 34 years old, and will be turned into offices for refuge employees. Items from the existing exhibits will be taken down and moved into the new building, Eskelin said. The date is still uncertain, but there will be a point when the daily wildlife movies will not be shown for a short period of time, she said. Eskelin said she will release an opening date as soon as they have the information.

Thursday, Sept. 11 — 10:30 a.m., Interviewing Skills Workshop; 3:30 p.m. Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation. Friday, Sept. 12 — No workshops offered. All workshop are free of charge to the public. Those interested in attending any workshops offered at the Peninsula Job Center can call 335-3010 or visit the job center located in Kenai at 11312 Kenai Spur Hwy., Suite No. 2. Business hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. excluding state and federal holidays. You can also reserve space by clicking on the “Schedule Workshops” option located on the main screen in your ALEXsys account

What’s new in your business?

The Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District has a wide Have you opened a new business, moved to a new location, variety of agricultural equipment for rent, including manual hired a new person or promoted an employee? and mechanized tools for soil preparation (Meri Crusher), The community wants to know, and so do we. tillage, re-seeding, planting, pesticide and fertilizer applicaSend us your information at, fax tion and bale wrapping. For information, see the “Equipment it to 907-283-3299, or drop it by the Clarion at 150 Trading Bay Rental” page at or call 283-8732 in Kenai. Questions? Call 907-335-1251. ext. 5.

Edwards represents Soldotna at national Mary Kay seminar

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Kristi Edwards of Soldotna joined more than 30,000 Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants at the company’s annual seminar from July 16-Aug. 2 in Dallas. May Kay Inc.’s annual seminar brings together independent consultants from across the country and around the world to celebrate their business achievements and provide education, recognition and motivation for the year ahead. Edwards began her Mary Kay business in 1996. At the seminar, she was recognized for Princess Court of Sales and All Star consistency club. “It was amazing to be at an event with so many positive women. Not many companies promote priorities of faith first, family second, career third,” Edwards said. “It was fun receiving the prizes that I earned. I’m excited to build my team and help other women in the process.”

Job Center hosts recruitment fair Representatives from Alyeska Resort will be at the Peninsula Job Center on September 10 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. to meet with job seekers about their current openings. Employee housing is available on a first come, first served basis. Recruiters are asking that job seekers be prepared to meet and interview for their openings by applying online at alyeskaresort. com/info/jobs.aspx. Please bring your resume to the recruitment fair. If you need assistance with applying online and creating a resume, please visit the job center located in Kenai at 11312 Kenai Spur Hwy., Suite #2. Business hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. excluding state and federal holidays.

Job Center hosts training The following job skills workshops will be offered at the Peninsula Job Center the week of Sept. 8: Monday, Sept. 8 — 9:30 a.m., ALEXsys Job Leads; 10:30 a.m., Intro to ALEXsys and the Job Center; 2:30 p.m. Resume Writing Workshop. Tuesday, Sept. 9 — 11:30 a.m. CareerReady 101 Lab. Wednesday, Sept. 10 — 9 a.m., WorkKeys® Testing. C




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what they would get as a minimum wage.” Measure No. 4 asks voters if they would approve an initiative to protect Bristol Bay salmon and waters flowing into the Bristol Bay Fisheries Reserve. This would be done by requiring the Legislature to approve proposed large-scale metallic sulfide mines in the reserve by passing a law that finds the mine doesn’t endanger the fishery. Bearup said he didn’t know enough about that issue, but he wants to protect the habitat as much as possible and work with the fisheries and find the best solution for everyone involved. While he said he is not against fisheries protection, Navarre said he will likely vote against the measure, but he has yet to read the initiative. “We have a regulatory structure and a permitting process in the state of Alaska that I think works pretty well,” he said. “I think it’s dangerous precedent to be setting our standards and our policies in this fashion on development issues.” Martin said he is opposed No. 4 and that mining can be done safely. He said other mining projects are in the works that “might be a whole lot worse than Bristol Bay.” Kaylee Osowski can be reached at kaylee.osowski@

Man who supplied fatal drug to teen changes plea ANCHORAGE (AP) — A man who admitted injecting a 14-year-old Alaska girl with heroin has pleaded guilty to distribution of the drug. Sean Michael Warner, 29, signed a plea agreement last week, and the document was accepted Tuesday by U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason. She set sentencing for Feb. 11. Warner admitted providing the drug that killed Jena Dolstad on Dec. 29, 2011. The maximum sentence for drug distribution is 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.






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What’s Happening Best Bets n An artists’ reception for the Harvest Art Exhibit is planned for 6-8 p.m. today at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Ave., Old Town Kenai. For more information, call 283-7040.

Events and Exhibits n On Sept. 12 from 5-7 p.m. the Ninilchik Community Library is hosting a book signing with Michelle Kennedy Hogan, author of 15 books including, “Without a Net: Middle Class and Homeless (with kids) in America” and “Year of the Dog.” n The Kenai Fine Arts Center has issued a call for artists for its October 2014 Experimental Exhibit. Call Joy, 283-0515, if you have questions. n “Souvenirs: Europe 2014” is on display at the Gary L. Freeburg Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College through Sept. 11. A closing reception will take place from 4:30-6 p.m. on Sept. 11. The gallery is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. n Frontier Community Services and the Kenai Senior Connection Inc. are hosting their annual fundraising Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. There will be two dinner shows only, Sept. 26 and 27 at the Kenai Senior Center. This year’s audience participation play is titled “Murder by Magic.” On the menu is fruit/cheese/cracker platter, chicken Wellington, zucchini/ red pepper/mushroom medley, rosemary baby potatoes, roll and strawberry crepes. Doors at the Kenai Senior Center will open at 6:00, dinner will be at 7:00 and the show will start at 8:00. Tickets are $40 per person and are available at Charlotte’s Restaurant in Kenai and River City Books in Soldotna. For more information, please call the Kenai Senior Center at 283-4156 or Frontier Community Services at 262-6331.






n Veronica’s cafe in old town Kenai has open mic starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday and live music with the Charmers Daughters at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. n Join Steve and Fern Holloway for Karaoke every Saturday night at the Kenai Moose Lodge. Singing starts at 9 p.m. and everyone is welcome. n An all acoustic jam takes place every Thursday. The jam is as Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna on the first Thursday of the month, and at the Kenai Senior Center during the rest of the month. Jam starts at 6:30 p.m. n AMVETS Post 4 is open to all military veterans and their families for support and camaraderie. Join us for Friday night tacos, or Saturday night steaks with Karaoke. Sunday afternoon its super hamburgers. Not a member? Stop by and we can show you how to become a part of this special veteran’s organization. AMVETS is located in the Red Diamond Center next door to IDEA Schools. n Odie’s Deli in Soldotna has live music Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Pub Quiz night every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. n The Studio Espresso Shop at Spur Highway and Nikiski Avenue in Nikiski hosts an open mic night on Saturdays starting at 7 p.m. Call 776-7655. n The Bow bar in Kenai has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays and live music Fridays, Saturdays at 10 p.m. n Hooligans Saloon in Soldotna has poker Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 5:30 p.m. and live music Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. n The Duck Inn on Kalifornsky Beach Road has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and DJ Arisen on Saturdays. n Mykel’s in Soldotna has live music Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. with Robb Justice, and Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. with Bob Ramponi and Dave Unruh. n The Duck Inn will have live music from 7 to 10 p.m. every Wednesday with Robb Justice and Trio. n Main Street Tap and Grill has Wednesday karaoke with KJ Natalia, Thursday acoustic music with Dustin and Friends and Keeley & Nelson, and live music and dancing with 9Spine Friday and Saturday. n Four Royal Parkers on the Kenai Spur Highway in Soldotna has live music with Bob Ramponi and the Alaska Swing Company Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m.

Markets, fairs and bazaars n Kenai’s Saturday Market is open every Saturday through Sept. 13. It is held in the grassy area across the parking lot from the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center. The market will include very talented folks selling beautiful See ARTS, page B-2



Photo courtesy Dave Atcheson

Sterling author Dave Atcheson has written a new book about his experiences commercial fishing in Alaska. The book entitled, “Dead Reckoning” is now available at River City Books and can be purchased on Amazon. Atcheson will hold a book signing at the Kenai Fine Arts Center Sept. 10 from 6-8 p.m.

Courting tragedy for a living

Sterling author shares stories of life at sea By DAN BALMER Peninsula Clarion


hen Sterling author Dave Atcheson moved to Alaska from upstate New York at 18, he was searching for adventure. Without ever having seen the ocean, he took a summer job as a deckhand on a

commercial fishing boat out of Seward – a decision that changed the course of his life. Along the way he met a “rough and tumble” cast of characters from working in canneries with college friends he calls “fish hippies” to enduring a constant barrage of torment from a crotchety skipper. Fast-forward 15 years

Atcheson encounters a harrowing night of terror on the Bering Sea aboard a boat in peril. Atcheson, author of Hidden Alaska and the guidebook Fishing Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, has a new book out, “Dead Reckoning: Navigating a Life on the Last Frontier Courting Tragedy on its High Seas.” The novel is a true-life

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‘Silent Witnesses’ is gruesome yet fascinating Bookworm Sez


ou saw everything go down. There was a brief fight before the woman shoved the man into the side of the car. That surprised you, but not as much as when she pulled out a small gun and shot him once, twice. He fell, she ran, and then there were sirens. The TV camera showed you everything, but what about real life? Crime scene experts don’t have benefit of scripts; they have to have certain knowledge to solve a crime. And in “Silent

Witnesses” by Nigel McCrery, you’ll read about how it all began. Imagine being arrested for a crime you didn’t commit. You would, of course, hope that DNA testing, ballistics, blood spatter tests, and myriad other scientific knowledge would exonerate you, fast. So now, imagine that none of that has yet been invented. The first man to attempt to create a way to identify victims and criminals was Alponse Bertillon. In the mid-1800s, he devised a method of assembling cut-up pictures, puzzle-style, until officials could get a bet-

ter idea of who to apprehend. It wasn’t perfect, by far, but we still use that method today, albeit one that’s refined. Ancient Babylonians knew about fingerprints, but only in the late 1700s did someone notice that no two prints were alike. It took awhile - a hundred years – before someone realized that that information could be used for crime-solving. Back when guns were first invented, they were quite expensive, therefore, rare and used mainly by the rich. For this reason, criminals weren’t initially quick to use them but, because See SEZ, page B-2

‘If I Stay’ is one two-hour long cliché

The Clearest Blues

R eeling It In

Dee Rusin, Kenai

The clearest blues Many hues Filled with streaks of white Joined together Marshmallow puffs Forming photos Made of fluff Pastel lines of purple and pink Darker stripes of grey Form a mural Angelic drawn Sculpted figures by Angry gods Rainbows on the way To span the grandest of the skies Only in Alaska Poems must include the writer’s name, phone number and address. They should be kept to no more than 300 words. Submission of a poem does not guarantee publication. Poems may be e-mailed to news@peninsulaclarion. com, faxed to 283-3299, delivered to the Clarion at 150 Trading Bay Road or mailed to P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611.

story that intertwines three of Atcheson’s experiences in a 20-year period of commercial fishing in Alaska. It is a coming of age story about life as a commercial fisherman but also explores deeper themes of finding the meaning of life after a near death experience and finding connection

C hris J enness “If I Stay” MGM/Summit Entertainment coproduction PG-13 , 1 hr 46 min Drama, Romance

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Chloe Grace Moretz, a cast member in “If I Stay,” poses at the premiere of the film at the TCL Chinese Theatre, Aug. 20 in Los Angeles. Y


Twenty minutes into this week’s YA out-of-body weeper I thought to myself, “If I stay, I’ll lose two hours of my life. If I go, I can get home and sit on my deck in the sun. Hmmmm.” I chose wrong. The problem with “If I Stay” isn’t so much that it is one two-hour long cliché, but that it is made for, and by, I suppose, people too young to realize that what they are watching has been done and done and done to death. Chloe Grace Moretz, an See STAY, page B-2





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Maya Angelou’s work mixed with hip-hop for album By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer

NEW YORK — Maya Angelou’s iconic words and lyrics will blend with hip-hop beats for a new album called “Caged Bird Songs.” Shawn Rivera, the lead singer of R&B group Az Yet, and RoccStarr, who co-wrote Chris Brown’s “Fine China,” produced the 13-song set, to be released through Smooch Music on Nov. 4. The album — the title taken from Angelou’s classic 1969 book “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” — is one of the last projects Angelou completed before she died in May, her grandson said in an interview Tuesday. “Grandma loved it from the beginning,” Colin A. Johnson said of the album’s concept. “These guys were inspired by grandma’s work, which many people are, and felt like giving it a different medium of delivery to make it more obtainable to a larger group of people.” Rivera and RoccStarr

‘Grandma loved it from the beginning. These guys were inspired by grandma’s work, which many people are, and felt like giving it a different medium of delivery to make it more obtainable to a larger group of people.’ —­Colin A. Johnson, grandson started working on the album before Angelou knew of it. Johnson, who is in charge of Angelou’s estate with his father Guy B. Johnson, said once she was aware, she completely backed the project, which was recorded at her North Carolina home. Some of the songs use previously recorded Angelou vocals, while others were recorded specifically for the project. Johnson said Angelou’s initial reaction to the songs was similar to when she first saw her own Facebook page: “She just laughed.” “She loved it and was ex-

cited to hear more about what they wanted to do,” he said of the album. “She had a lot of energy around it.” Angelou won three Grammys for her spoken-word albums. She previously released a calypso album and collaborated with Ashford & Simpson for 1996’s “Been Found.” She also was featured on Common’s 2011 album, “The Dreamer/The Believer.” Johnson said his grandmother was a fan of hip-hop music. “She saw (hip-hop) as this generation’s way of speaking and conveying a message,” said Johnson, adding that

Angelou had “great stories about interactions with Tupac (Shakur).” Johnson said he hopes the album will connect Angelou’s work with younger generations. It resounded with his own 13-year-old and 16-year-old children, he said. “I don’t know that they ever have picked up a book of poetry without it being assigned by either me or their school,” he said of his children. “To hear somebody that is so famous for her poetry and her message, and then set to some music that you can enjoy definitely feels like this is something that can continue her reach through generations.” Johnson and his father founded Caged Bird Legacy to launch future Angelou projects. “There are other things coming out,” he said. “You’ll see a lot of other things come out with her name. ... And these are all projects that she had out there in the works at various different levels of completion.”

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In a Feb. 15, 2011 file photo, President Barack Obama kisses author and poet Maya Angelou after awarding her the 2010 Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Maya Angelou’s iconic words and lyrics will be blended with hip-hop beats for a new album called “Caged Bird Songs.” The album is one of the last projects Angelou completed before she passed in May, her grandson Colin A. Johnson said in an interview Tuesday. Shawn Rivera, the lead singer of R&B group Az Yet, and RoccStarr, who co-wrote Chris Brown’s “Fine China,” produced the 13-song set, to be released through Smooch Music on Nov. 4.

Public gets 1st look at priceless Mormon artifacts doctrine and covenants based on early revelations Smith received while forming The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in upstate New York in 1830. They are part of a new public exhibit that features some of the faith’s most treasured artifacts dating back to the early days of Mormonism. The priceless collection of 26 books, manuscripts and documents was unveiled Wednesday at a news conference with church leaders that marks the latest example of

the faith being more forthcoming about its history and tenets. “These four display cases comprise our most precious documents,” said Steven E. Snow, church historian and recorder. “They go to the foundation of our faith. These are our spiritual roots.” The religion founded with 30 followers now counts 15 million worldwide after experiencing a tripling of membership in the past three decades. As Mormons became more prominent in America and questions

emerged about the burgeoning faith, some criticized it as being secretive about its beliefs and practices. In recent years, the Salt Lake City-based church has taken concerted steps to change that image. A year ago, it began releasing books containing historical documents that shed light on how Smith formed the church. The religion also has issued a series of in-depth articles that explain or clarify some of the more sensitive parts of its his-

tory that it once sidestepped, such as the faith’s past ban on black men in the lay clergy and its early history of polygamy. The church’s website has become a treasure trove of information about its doctrine, gospel and practices. The new “Foundations of Faith” exhibit, which opens to the public this week at the church’s Salt Lake City history library, is another illustration of the religion’s push to open its vault and take on questions, said Terryl Givens, professor of

literature and religion and the James Bostwick chair of English at the University of Richmond. The collection should generate widespread interest among Mormons who will be able to see, in person, the artifacts associated with keystone events in church history, Givens said. The items have been in the church vault, taken out from time to time to show, but they have never before been displayed in one collection.

another tender to unload more fish when the weather turned. It got dark and harsh waves Continued from page B-1 Continued from page B-1 washed over the stern of the boat, he said. Alaskan Arts & Crafts. Fresh vegetables will start showing up in the natural world, Atcheson “We probably had a couple hundred tons of herring beabout the middle of June. Vendor rates are as low as $20 per said. The book gives people a Saturday and spaces are limited, so pick up an application at better understanding of differ- tween us and a tender all tied up,” he said. “At one point it the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center or call ent type of commercial fleets went from saving the fish to from set netting, drift fishing Harold at 283-1991. saving the boat. We knew we n The Central Kenai Peninsula Farmer’s Market is open each and seining, he said. were in big trouble and had to Atcheson, Evening EduSaturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until mid-September. This marsave the boat.” cation Coordinator at Kenai ket features Alaskan Grown and Alaska Made products and inThe crew started to cut lines Peninsula College, has written cludes fresh baked goods, jams, jellies, fresh vegetables and gift to cut the weight of the fish fishing articles and is a conitems. The market is located at the corner of Corral Street and when a gear flew off and a tributor to Alaska Magazine the Kenai Spur Highway at the bus “turn-around.” New vendors boom broke. Lights exploded and Fish Alaska Magazine. His are welcome. Call Carolyn at 262-7502 for more information. and crashed onto the deck, latest book is a departure from n A new farmers’ market in downtown Ninilchik is open Saturhis previous work and allowed which was covered in hydraudays, featuring homegrown plants and veggies, a wide variety lic fluid from the broken gear. him to be more creative than of crafts, handmade artisan sea salt and dog cart rides. It will be Atcheson was caught in a net writing an informative article across from the Kenai Peninsula State Fairgrounds. Vendors are or essay. and thrown across the wheelneeded! For an application or information call Michelle Hogan “I made it read like a novel house. The ordeal lasted for 299-4999. Cost for a booth is $25 for the season or $5 per day. even through it’s a true story,” nearly 12 hours and the threat n The Farmers Fresh Market is open every Tuesday, 3-6 p.m., he said. “It’s fun to do creative of losing the boat and their in the parking lot of the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank on K- non-fiction as opposed to writ- lives loomed large, Atcheson Beach Road at Community College Drive. The market features ing an article or essay. Making said. local food producers and a kids’ activity booth. For updates on different stories coincide was a “We were all contemplatwhat is in season, see the Farmers Fresh Market page on Fa- challenge.” ing our lives and what could cebook. Interested vendors can contact Market Manager Dan The story begins in the sum- have happened. It was an Funk at 382-0210. mer of 1997 with a small crew awful experience,” he said. “It was traumatic and violent and n The Soldotna Wednesday Market is open Wednesdays from aboard the F/V Illiamna Bay, made a big impact in my life.” a 42-foot boat herring fishing 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Peninsula Center Mall. Atcheson describes the in Bristol Bay. Atcheson was ordeal through interviews with a seasoned veteran, 15 years Films after he moved to Alaska. The former crewmembers Captain Tim Moore and deckhands boat sat near the edge of the n Call Orca Theaters at 262-7003 for listings and times. Karl Kircher and Greg GaBering Sea, a place a boat its n Call Kambe Cinemas at 283-4554 for listings and times. briel who all remembered the size should have avoided but incident differently, he said. In sat there because that was Down the Road the early chapters he uses flack where the fish were, he said. backs to tie in two alternating With one tender full of n The Pratt Museum in Homer is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. stories from how he got his 80 tons of fish anchored on For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.prattstart commercial fishing before the bow, the crew waited for

reaching the climax of his near death experience. Atcheson said he might never had made it through his first season fishing without befriending a fellow deckhand Mark, whom Atcheson was told was wanted for murder. After starting out working in a cannery, a job came up on a boat prior to the opening of the setnet season. Atcheson took the job but soon found the working conditions nearly unbearable. The captain of the boat Darwin Wood, was a fiery man that yelled at his crew. “I thought my name was goddamn it Dave,” he said. “It should have tipped me off this guy needed two deckhands just before the opening. It’s a wonder I stayed on the boat.” Atcheson said Mark became like an older brother to him despite the two having completely different lifestyles. Things all the experiences Atcheson had with all the characters he met he gained a deeper understanding of how people end up working at sea. The book also follows Atcheson’s experience set netting in Prince William Sound with the Linville family from Homer. Atcheson said Bob Linville became a mentor to him and taught him a lot about fishing. Linville convinced Atcheson to continue fishing after his near-death experience.

It took the crew five days to return to Homer after the traumatic incident and when they got to port, Atcheson received a call from Linville who had broke his leg and needed someone to captain his boat to drift the Cooper River. He accepted the job and said it was good that he went back out to fish so quickly because he might never have returned to it otherwise. “I described in the book feeling like nothing could bother me (after the near death experience),” he said. “You go through that and its like nothing can be that bad.” Atcheson said he thinks people will find his book more realistic than other books he’s read about Alaskan fishermen that are made out as heroes conquering the sea. “I don’t care how tough you are if you have spent time out at sea you have been afraid at some point,” he said. “Some of that fear makes you wonder if you are doing the right thing with your life.” The book Dead Reckoning is available at River City Books and sold on Amazon. The book includes an audio version. Atcheson will hold a book signing Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 6-8 p.m. at the Kenai Fine Arts Center.

some decent acting. I liked the performances of both Mia’s mother and the father, Mireille Enos and Joshua Leonard respectively, although as characters they are both written a little broadly. Stacy Keach makes an appearance as Mia’s grandfather, and though I thought he seemed a little lost for a while, he does have a fairly effective and moving scene at Mia’s bedside. Moretz, who played the scene-stealing Hit Girl in the “Kick-Ass” movies, a young vampire in “Let Me In,” and most recently starred in the remake of “Carrie,” is an actress I have been pretty impressed with in the past. This is, to put it mildly, not her best work. Though the acting in the film is passable, the script is not. Much of the dialogue is leaden, and the story, as I may have mentioned, is a wornout retread of a dozen better films. I wanted to like the movie, honestly I did. I was rooting for it, but in the end the most entertaining moment in the entire production was a tiny thing

that happened in the first ten minutes. The scene on screen was a noisy hallway filled with teenagers making their way from class to lockers and back again. Behind me, the auditorium doors burst open and four high school girls bustled in laughing and talking, giggling as they shushed each other trying to find seats together. “Oh my gawd! It’s started!” It was a surreal moment, almost as though we were going to have theater in the round. I half expected the girls to walk down the aisle and up onto the screen. It was cool and had nothing to do with the actual movie, and was over as soon as it began, and I stayed for the next two hours waiting for something to match it. I should have just walked into the light and been done with it. Grade: C“If I Stay” is rated PG-13 for lots of angst, some language, and mild sexual situations.

By BRADY McCOMBS Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — In one glass case sits a weathered page from the original Book of Mormon manuscript that Latter-day Saints believe was translated from ancient Egyptian and dictated to scribes by founder Joseph Smith 185 years ago with help from God. In other nearby cases are Smith’s first journal and the first printed editions of books that contain commandments,

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of war, guns were cheap and plentiful in Europe by the sixteenth century. Still, it wasn’t until well into the 1700s that a murder was solved by forensic ballistics, and the late 1800s before chemical bullet analysis was used to find a killer. Amazingly, it wasn’t until the early 1900s that forensics experts could tell human blood from animal blood. Poison has been around centuries, but detection of such has only been available some 250 years. Microscopes were used as early as the late Middle Ages, but they came slowly to crime detection. And as for identifying a body, well, let’s just say that early scientists couldn’t “afford to be squeamish.” I was rather less than impressed by “Silent Witnesses” at first.

Author Nigel McCrery begins with a crime solved by revolutionary, modern methods – then he plunges readers into a deadly-dull account of the methods of identity of yore. Yes, this is a history book, I know, but I felt somehow let down. I wanted something livelier with my murder-and-mayhem. Fortunately, that comes about 50 pages in, so patience is a virtue here. Once you’re that far, McCrery’s history becomes less sensational and more like the gritty stuff that keeps CSI fans riveted. At that point, it’s much easier to enjoy this book. Keep in mind that big-time true-crime fans might not find much new, but this book could still be worthwhile. If you really love this kind of reading, “Silent Witnesses” may be impossible to put down.

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actress I generally like, is Mia Hall, an awkward teen just trying to fit in. She’s also a prodigy at the cello, a talent that gets her noticed by Adam, a moody young rocker with a past. The two get together and things are good, for a little while. But then, as typically happens, life begins to pull our two lovers apart. His band signs with a record company and he wants to stay in Seattle. She has the opportunity to go to New York to study. Will they break up? Can they stay together? Ouch! Creative angst! The previous, which makes up the bulk of the movie, is not given to us in a linear format, but rather in flashback due to the movie’s hook, the one, vaguely creative aspect of the entire production. Early in the film, Mia, her little brother, and The Bookworm is Terri their reformed rock n’ roller Schlichenmeyer. Email her at parents are in a terrible car wreck, leaving Mia comatose C




and the rest in dire straits. Mia then has an out-of-body experience, giving her spirit leave to wander the hospital corridors and reminisce on what her life has been up to this point. This has some interesting implications, the kind explored in everything from “A Christmas Carol” to “It’s a Wonderful Life,” but “If I Stay” never does anything with the device. Mia literally just wanders around eavesdropping on her family, remembering things, and eventually deciding whether or not to “stay.” She doesn’t interact with the memories or imagine future scenarios. She doesn’t seem to draw anything from the memories that will impact her decision on whether to stay or not - her main influences seem to be based on how bad things can get in the hospital and whether she gets into Julliard or not. The flashbacks become basically pointless, so they should at least be entertaining, but instead are just cliché and mopey and feel like they add at least three hours to the film. “If I Stay” at least offers

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

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

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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 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.

Manufactured/ Mobile Homes NIKISKI 2-Bedroom, 1.-bath, $875. per month. Pets allowed, includes utilities. Call (907)776-6563.

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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99’ INTERNATIONAL Model 4900 Straight truck. Aluminum rack strong diesel, new injectors, well maintained. $14,000. OBO (907)262-1809

Pets & Livestock Birds Cats Dogs Horses Livestock Livestock Supplies Pet Services Pet Supplies

Dogs Karelian Bear Dogs 4 pups $800. call after 6pm. (907)394-8605

Retail/ Commercial Space WAREHOUSE K-Beach, 2,000Sqft., 14ft.-door, bathroom, heat included/ Deposit. $1,110. (907)283-7430.

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B-4 Peninsula Clarion, Thursday, September 4, 2014 Services Appliance Repair Auction Services Automotive Repair Builders/Contractors Cabinetry/Counters Carpentry/Odd Jobs Charter Services Child Care Needed Child Care Provided Cleaning Services Commercial Fishing Education/Instruction Excavating/Backhoe Financial Fishing Guide Services Health Home Health Care Household Cleaning Services House-sitting Internet Lawn Care & Landscaping Masonry Services Miscellaneous Services Mortgages Lenders Painting/Roofing Plumbing/Heating/ Electric Satellite TV Services Snow Removal Tax Services Travel Services Tree Services Veterinary Water Delivery Well Drilling


Request for Proposals Central Area Rural Transit System, Inc. (CARTS) Transportation Provider RFP No. 71-4038-001

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Builders/ Contractors 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.

Public Notices Alaska Statewide Land Sale PENINSULA THAI MASSAGE

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


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


Notices/ Announcements **ASIAN MASSAGE** Grand opening Happy Summer, enjoy hospitality anytime. (907)398-8896

Personals/ Notices SINGLE WOMEN looking MR. RIGHT. POBox 163 Sterling, AK 99672

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The Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office is holding a sealed bid auction for approximately 58 parcels throughout Alaska. Lots are approximately 0.5 to 7 acres in size. Information on the sale and the parcels can be viewed on the Trust Land Office's website at or call (907) 269-8658 PUBLISH: 8/4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 13, 15, 19, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31, 9/2, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 19, 21, 23, 25, 28, 29, 10/1, 3, 5, 7 8, 9, 12, 15, 17, 2014 1856/2285

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**ASIAN MASSAGE** Please make the phone ring. Call anytime. (907)741-1644


Central Area Rural Transit System, Inc. (CARTS) is soliciting responses to a Request for Proposals (RFP) dated September 5, 2014, from qualified transportation providers willing to operate transportation services originating and terminating within the approximate 49 square miles that composes CARTS central Kenai Peninsula service area. Service under this RFP is currently projected to begin on or around January 12, 2015. Services to be provided include door–to-door services that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) available to the general public. Copies of the RFP may be obtained from the CARTS website, ., beginning Friday, September 5, 2014. Requests for clarification of the requirements or inquiries about information contained in the RFP package must be submitted in writing, via email or fax : Jennifer Beckmann, Executive Director @ (907) 262-6122 or with the subject line Provider Procurement Question. Questions must be received on or before September 19, 2014, at 4 pm local prevailing time. The deadline for proposal submission is 5:00 PM, local prevailing time on Thursday, November 20, 2014. Proposals not delivered by the deadline and in accordance with the instructions in the RFP will be deemed "nonresponsive" and discarded unopened. PUBLISH: 9/4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 2014 1901/72992


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AGENDA Kenai Peninsula Borough Road Service Area Board September 9, 2014 Assembly Chambers, Kenai Peninsula Borough 144 N. Binkley Street, Soldotna, AK 99669 ITEM A:

Call to Order Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m. ITEM B: Roll Call and Establishment of Quorum ITEM C: Approval of Agenda ITEM D: Approval of Minutes: August 12, 2014 Road Service Area (RSA) Board Meeting ITEM E. Correspondence ITEM F: Public Comments and Presentation for items not on the agenda (limit 5 minutes per person): 1. Tim O'Brien - North Road Extension ITEM G: Public Hearings: G.1. Action Items: 1. Winridge Avenue and Eagle Ridge Court RIAD Engineer's Estimate Staff Report 2. James Unrein Exception Request to Construct a Portion of Roundtable Drive and Guinevere Drive Not to Road Standards 3. TIER Road List 4. Pamela and Chonni Noratuk - Road Standard Exception Request on Autumn Gold Drive G.2. Resolutions: 1. RSA Resolution 2014-10 Approving FY2015 Capital Improvement Projects ITEM H: Other: H.1 New Items: H.2 Board Requests: ITEM I: RSA Director Report: 1. RSA Equipment: Condition, Service and Usage 2. Financial Report 3. Right of Way Regulation 4. Capital Improvement Project Update ITEM J: Board & Staff Comments: ITEM K: Notice of Next Meeting: October 8, 2014, at 7:00 P.M., Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Chambers, 144 N. Binkley, Soldotna, AK 99669 ITEM L: Adjournment Invited to attend are all members of the public. If you would like to speak at the meeting, please call the Road Service Area office at 262-4427 (toll free within the Borough 1-800-478-4427) or email: Web site: PUBLISH: 9/4, 2014


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DEAR ABBY: My son has two children who are in temporary foster care, and has visitation with the ex’s stepsister, who got the right to grant visitation.

Recently we had a birthday party for them. All the grandparents, aunts and uncles were invited. It was a kiddie party, of course, and I jumped into the pool and played with the children. We had a ball! A few weeks later, I heard the stepsister’s mother had said I had “no business” playing in the pool with the kids. I was taken aback. Isn’t that what grandmas are for? I love Abigail Van Buren playing with the little ones. Was I wrong for not “acting my age”? Did I make a fool of myself? The custody fight is ongoing and I don’t want to do anything that would jeopardize my son winning custody. — WORRIED IN NEW YORK DEAR WORRIED: I don’t think you did anything inappropriate. I suspect the stepsister’s mother was jealous that she wasn’t the person in the pool, which is why she didn’t speak up during the party and you had to hear it weeks later secondhand. DEAR ABBY: On July 31 you printed my question

about throwing a 25th anniversary party for my parents. I want to let you know that instead of taking on an expensive dinner that I can’t afford right now, I’m collaborating with a cousin to have a chef come into their home to prepare a nice meal for them and the people who participated in their wedding. I felt it was a much more personal and cost-effective way to give them the nice anniversary they deserve. Thank you for your advice! — SON OF SILVERS DEAR S.O.S.: I’m delighted you wrote to share your solution. The idea is terrific. I am sure your parents will be thrilled and other readers will appreciate your ingenuity. Thank you! Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. To order “How to Write Letters for All Occasions,” send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby — Letter Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and handling are included in the price.

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dominant theme today. You might feel misrepresented in a conversation, as if the other party did not hear your message. Try to rehash the conversation in a different way. Change plans, if need be. Tonight: Be with that special person. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHHH Others will come forward and want to take control. You know that no one can control anyone else. Refuse to get involved in any power plays. Don’t forget to touch base with someone who is very important to you. Tonight: Know when to head in. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH Do whatever you do 110 percent, or don’t bother doing it at all. Your energy might feel awkward at times, but your strength will see you through any problems. Be aware of how you deal with someone, as it could be quite startling to an observer. Tonight: Play it easy. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH You’ll have an opportunity to brainstorm creatively and come up with amazing ideas. Romance could play a major role in your day, if you are open to it. Be direct and caring when dealing with others, as not everyone will be as upbeat as you are. Tonight: Use your imagination. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH Be centered and direct in your dealings. You will be on top of a situation and able to understand what needs to happen. Trust yourself and listen to your instincts. Honor a change, but refuse to get involved in a fight. Tonight: In the right mood. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

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HHHH You will want to understand what is expected of you, so ask rather than assume. Though you might not want the feedback, it will be important to get it. A relative could cause an unexpected problem. Don’t push this person away. Tonight: Favorite spot, favorite people. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH Your success is dependent upon you making the right choices. If you want to make a difference, let go of rigidity about anything that is happening. You will want to try a different solution to the problem. Tonight: Make it a point to indulge a little. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHHH Life is subject to fast changes. Don’t fight the inevitable; instead, make it a point to go with the flow. You know much more about what is happening than you realize. Loosen up, and understand what is appropriate. Tonight: As you like it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH Recognize that you will have an important choice to make. How you handle a personal matter could radically change as a result of that decision. The best course of action for you would be to reflect on the situation and sort out all the details. Tonight: Not to be found. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH Listen to news, and be more forthright with others. You have every reason to believe what you believe, and the effort you will extend to make it clear to others will be well worth your time. Catch up on a friend’s news, and you will like what happens. Tonight: Celebrate living.

A vote for volunteering Dear Heloise: Just a comment on your recent praise of the Habitat for Humanity ReStore: It is a great organization to support, but I’d like to emphasize how important it is to support it by volunteering. There usually is a core of dedicated, consistent volunteers who hold the store together. The volume of donations can be overwhelming without all the volunteers who receive the materials and get them out to the floor as quickly as possible. I have enjoyed maintaining “my” department, as well as the friendships among the other regulars. Short or long term, volunteers are the lifeblood of Habitat for Humanity ReStores. — Nancy M. in Colorado Nancy, thank you for reminding all of us how important volunteering is. If all of our volunteers “stood down” for just one day, I think it would be a shock to realize how much they do! So please say thanks when you get a chance. — Heloise Frozen eyeliner Dear Readers: attempting to sharpen your eyeliner pencil, but it sticks to the sharpener? To stop the goopy mess, place the liner in the freezer for a half-hour or so to freeze the soft liner. Works on eye shadow that is like a big, fat crayon. Easy to sharpen, and no mess. — Heloise Drainage holes Dear Heloise: Here is a hint when transferring houseplants into new containers: before adding the soil to the new container, cover the drainage hole with a piece of newspaper. This allows the water to drain but keeps the soil from coming out, and it will dissolve over time. — Sara J. In illinois


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A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Capricorn. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014: This year you will become more involved with completing long-term projects, but the tension of meeting deadlines often could irk you. Use tension as an advantage, not a detriment; you will empower yourself that way. This year is the perfect year to build on your strengths and eliminate what does not work. You enter a new life cycle next summer. If you are single, even if you are sure that Cupid has hit a bull’s-eye, continue treating a new potential sweetie with some skepticism. If you are attached, the two of you develop quite a closeness. Enjoy every moment. CAPRICORN is solemn yet responsive. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH You seem to experience gawkiness, no matter what you do or with whom you do it. A situation where you have often taken the lead could transform. You might not want to be as much of a leader as you have been in the past. Tonight: Try to break free early. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHYou could be giving off an aura of being extremely put-together, which might not be the case. Work on being as authentic as possible. A sudden insight is likely to make you wonder why you have never thought this way before. Tonight: Make plans for a fall getaway. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH One-on-one relating will be a

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DEAR ABBY: My son’s out-of-town wedding is coming up. My mother will attend and be traveling with me. I am single, and my mom is also single. She’s planning on sharing a room with me. Abby, my mom has a severe snoring problem, and I’m a very light sleeper. I cannot sleep with a snorer! I don’t want to ruin my time at my son’s wedding, and she’s upset about the added expense of another room, which neither of us can really afford, but I don’t know what else to do. — MOTHER OF THE GROOM DEAR MOTHER OF THE GROOM: The separate room may be a luxury you can’t “really afford,” but incurring the expense may be worth it so you won’t sleepwalk through your son’s wedding. I’m not recommending earplugs because, while they may dull the racket, they won’t completely eliminate the sound of severe snoring. P.S. If your mother’s physician doesn’t know about her snoring, it should be discussed so the doctor can make sure it isn’t a symptom of a serious health problem.






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