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JUNEAU (AP) — Sealaska Heritage Institute is among sponsors of an upcoming ceremony to raise two totem poles carved for a building in the Indian village of Juneau. The totems are replacing original poles that had deteriorated and become safety issues. The pole raising ceremony is scheduled to take place at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall in Juneau. The carvers are brothers Joe and T.J. Young, who began the work last year. They also created a replacement house screen — a painted, decorated panel that sits between the totem poles. Sealaska Heritage officials say the screen has been installed. Sealaska Heritage Institute is the nonprofit cultural and educational arm of Juneau-based Sealaska Corp., a regional Native corporation that donated the yellow cedar logs that the poles were carved on.

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Soldotna seeks funding for complex expansion By KELLY SULLIVAN Peninsula Clarion

ing in Connecticut, Begich did not bow to pressure, even from within his own party, to support tighter background checks for buyers and a ban on assault weapons. That legislation ultimately failed. Begich said there should be a focus on improving mental health care rather than new gun control measures. “That certainly didn’t go unnoticed by gun owners all across the country,” Arulanandam said. Begich and Sullivan have both touted their support for the Second Amendment during the campaign. A new Sullivan ad features Elaina Spraker, who is

The City of Soldotna is drafting plans for its 2016 fiscal year legislative priorities, which will be finalized early this fall. If the city council passes the priorities resolution at its next regular meeting, Oct. 15, the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex Expansion will be the city’s top priority. The project would include a renovation of the existing facility and the total cost, originally estimated at $17 million, is now closer to $10.4 million, City Manager Mark Dixson said. Soldotna will only be requesting funding for $5.9 million of the project cost from the state, according to the priorities draft City Engineer Kyle Kornelis presented at a public work session Wednesday. “We’re ahead of the game, and trying to be proactive,” said Kornelis. “The city is eagerly seeking state funding to make it a reality.” Council member Linda Murphy said the governor doesn’t normally put money in for municipalities’ capital projects, but if there is a resolution that includes “big ticket” items, such

See NRA, page A-12

See CITY, page A-12

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion

Autumn sun

The sun sets over a clearing near Skyline Drive Wednesday in Soldotna. Tuesday’s autumnal equinox marked the first day of fall. The Kenai Peninsula will see slightly more than 12 hours of daylight today, with sunrise at 7:55 a.m. and sunset at 7:56 p.m.

NRA won’t endorse Senate race By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press

JUNEAU — The National Rifle Association has decided to not endorse in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race, with a spokesman saying Wednesday that Democratic Sen. Mark Begich’s support of two Supreme Court nominees opposed by the group cost him that endorsement. The announcement came after the group’s political arm reported in recent filings with the Federal Election Commission that it made ad buys in several prominent U.S. Senate races across the country, including Colorado and North Carolina.

In Alaska, the NRA gave Begich an A-minus rating and his Republican challenger Dan Sullivan an A-q. The Begich “q’’ means the grade is qualified because Sullivan has no voting record, NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam said. Grades in those cases are based, in part, on answers provided in questionnaires. Sullivan, a former state attorney general and Natural Resources commissioner, is making his first run for public office.

Arulanandam said Begich would have gotten a higher grade and the NRA’s endorsement if he had not Sullivan voted for President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominees, Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor. Both were opposed by the NRA. On gun votes, Begich has stood with NRA members 100 percent of the time, Arulanandam said. He noted, for example, that after a deadly school shoot-

Report finds fewer government jobs in Juneau JUNEAU (AP) — Government jobs in Juneau are decreasing while private sector jobs are on the rise, though the largest growth area tends to be in lower-paying positions, according to a new report. The Juneau Economic Development Council’s 2014 Economic Indicators and Outlook found the leisure and hospitality field, which includes tourism,

restaurants and hotels, to be one of the city’s growth areas. The cutoff between a lowpaying and moderate-paying job, adjusted for Alaska’s cost of living, is $13.50 an hour. Local and tribal government jobs fell by 6 percent during the last decade in contrast with Juneau’s 6-percent increase in population. Federal civilian jobs are among the best-paying

in the capital city, but there are fewer of those positions. State jobs were down a bit during the past decade, while Anchorage and Fairbanks have seen in increase in state jobs, the Juneau Empire reported. Government remains the biggest employer in Juneau. The city has seen a relatively low unemployment rate and a large number of non-resident

workers. Researcher Eva Bornstein sees opportunities either in hiring local residents for jobs that often might go to nonresidents or in attracting seasonal workers to become a permanent part of Juneau’s workforce. One challenge with that, though, is housing. Juneau has a chronically low vacancy rate, and the new housing units built over the past decade have barely kept up

with the growth in population. “We are treading water,” the council’s executive director, Brian Holst, told Juneau Assembly members this week. The cost of living and health care are higher than the national average. Heating costs are also higher than the national average, but other Alaska communities — particularly in rural areas — are hit much harder.

Study finds lack of marine LNG infrastructure, regs By ELWOOD BREHMER Morris News Service-Alaska/ Alaska Journal of Commerce

A U.S. Maritime Administration study released this month found that the country is ill prepared for large vessels converting from traditional heavy diesel fuel to liquefied natural gas. Improvements in training and regulatory oversight must be made if there is a sea change to LNG as the maritime industry tries to meet new environmental requirements. The four-part, 156-page report states that there are gaps in standardized regulations for bunkering, or fueling, LNGpowered vessels as well as for emergency preparedness and

response requirements, vapor gas management, and inspection requirements. Domestic standards for technical design are also lacking, according to the report. “Among the list of gaps, one of the most important to ensure the widespread adoption of LNG-fueled ships is clear and risk-informed requirements for non-self-propelled bunker barges,” the authors wrote. The report concluded that ship-to-ship refueling is the preferred option for the quantities of LNG needed to supply large vessels. Regulatory vacuums largely exist regarding the transfer of LNG from shoreside facilities or non-navigable waters to navigable U.S. waterways and

performing LNG fueling operations while on a navigable waterway, too. The regulatory improvements would help shape the arrangement of the fueling infrastructure in the U.S., of which there is little, the study suggests. Northern Europe is one region of the world where LNG is a common large vessel fuel. During a speech at a recent industry conference, Federal Maritime Commissioner William Doyle said the cost and environmental benefits of LNG as fuel cannot be ignored, particularly because the country is flush with natural gas as a result of the shale energy boom. “Based on the current forecasts, natural gas delivered for See LNG, page A-12 C




Alaska Journal of Commerce file photo

The M/V Midnight Sun owned by Totem Ocean Trailer Express Inc. is seen at the Port of Tacoma. The company plans to convert its sister ships the Midnight Sun and the M/V North Star to LNG in 2016 and 2017, but a new report finds that lack of infrastructure and regulations could hamper widespread use in the shipping industry.





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AccuWeather 5-day forecast for Kenai-Soldotna

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Unalakleet McGrath 49/32 50/26

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24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. 0.00" Month to date ........................... 3.99" Normal month to date ............. 2.57" Year to date ............................ 16.54" Normal year to date ............... 12.15" Record today ................. 1.06" (2013) Record for Sept. ............. 7.07" (1961) Record for year ............ 27.09" (1963)

Juneau 57/45

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Kodiak 58/42

Sitka 54/50

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111 at Death Valley, Calif. 22 at Bodie State Park, Calif.

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Ketchikan 65/49

65 at Yakutat, Haines and Skagway 16 at Anaktuvuk Pass

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Wind, rain and rough seas will push northward on the East Coast. Thunderstorms will linger over much of Florida and will dot part of Texas. Rain and cool air will continue to invade the Northwest.

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Valdez Kenai/ 53/36 Soldotna Homer

Cold Bay 52/44


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Kenai/ Soldotna 56/35 Seward 56/33 Homer 57/35

Anchorage 53/37

Bethel 54/35

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Talkeetna 57/30 Glennallen 48/21

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Anaktuvuk Pass 35/18

Kotzebue 47/37

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Feds agree to wolf-decision deadline PETERSBURG (AP) — The federal government has agreed to decide in late 2015 whether a rare species of southeast Alaska wolves warrants protections as a species. The federal government filed a settlement agreement Monday, saying it will complete a 12-month finding on the Alexander Archipelago wolf by the end of next year, KFSK reported. “At that time we will announce whether or not we believe that it is warranted to list Alexander Archipelago wolf as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act,” said Andrea Medeiros, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman. The filing stems from a lawsuit filed by the Center for Biological Diversity and two other conservation groups earlier this year to force a decision by the Fish and Wildlife Service on whether the rare wolf should

‘At that time we will announce whether or not we believe that it is warranted to list Alexander Archipelago wolf as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act.’ — Andrea Medeiros, U.S. Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman be listed under the Endangered Species Act. Plaintiffs have said the government is long overdue on a listing decision. The groups filed a petition in 2011 to list the wolf as endangered. “When a petition is filed, there’s supposed to be a preliminary 90-day finding, 90 days after the petition is filed,” said Larry Edwards with Greenpeace, one of the plaintiffs. “And the final decision is supposed to come one year after

Juneau man accused of using fake money JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Juneau man faces a forgery charge after police say he used fake bills to buy soda at a hotel and pay a phone bill. Michael James Healey, 32, was indicted by grand jury on Friday. An arraignment was planned Wednesday afternoon in Juneau Superior Court for the felony charge. His attorney, Mark Osterman, declined comment when reached by The Associated Press Wednesday morning. At least five Juneau businesses reported receiving forged bills in the last month, the Juneau Empire reported. “We believe that they’re connected based on the serial numbers on the bills,” police Lt. Kris Sell said. “If you use the same original and keep copying it, they’re going to be linked. And these all have the same serial numbers.” Police said they were led to C




Healey after the manager of the Breakwater Inn reported a man staying at the motel used a fake $10 bill to buy soda. Police said in an affidavit that they found $189 in fake bills in his pocket.

that.” The Alexander Archipelago wolves are a subspecies of gray wolves that live in old-growth forest of southeast Alaska. The conservation groups want greater protection for the

wolves in the Tongass National Forest. They say the wolf numbers are shrinking, and the animals are vulnerable to hunting and trapping, as well as the loss of habitat from logging. The U.S. Forest Service is planning additional timber sales on islands inhabited by the wolves. The groups want the Fish and Wildlife Service to make a decision before more habitat is lost. The wolves den in the root systems of large trees and hunt Sitka black-tailed deer, which depend on high-quality, old forests. The wolves are genetically distinct from other wolves in the Tongass.

Wednesday Stocks Company Final Change Agrium Inc............... 93.62 -0.87 Alaska Air Group...... 44.84 +0.74 ACS...........................1.63 +0.03 Apache Corp........... 94.85 -0.21 AT&T........................ 35.40 +0.14 Baker Hughes.......... 66.53 +0.24 BP ........................... 45.51 +0.21 Chevron.................. 122.40 -0.66 ConocoPhillips......... 78.72 -0.19 ExxonMobil.............. 95.82 +0.21 1st Natl. Bank AK...1,720.00 -5.00 GCI........................... 11.14 +0.14 Halliburton............... 64.72 -0.08 Harley-Davidson...... 60.98 -0.85 Home Depot............ 93.02 +1.53 McDonald’s.............. 95.00 +1.49 Safeway................... 34.32 +0.16 Schlumberger......... 102.07 -0.02 Tesoro...................... 59.48 -0.04 Walmart....................77.08 +1.48 Wells Fargo.............. 52.13 +0.03 Gold closed............ 1,216.97 -6.37

Silver closed.............17.70 -0.10 Dow Jones avg..... 17,210.06 +154.19 NASDAQ................4,555.22 +46.53 S&P 500................1,998.30 +15.53 Stock prices provided by the Kenai Peninsula Edward Jones offices.

Oil Prices Tuesday’s prices North Slope crude: $94.23, up from $94.22 on Monday West Texas Int.: $92.56, up from $91.52 on Monday









Peninsula Clarion, Thursday, September 25, 2014

Obituary Jeanne Lorraine Bailey Austin, Colorado resident Jeanne L. Bailey, passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Montrose Memorial Hospital in Montrose, Colorado. She was 69 years of age. There is no service scheduled at this time. Jeanne L. Zimmerman was born on September 13, 1945 to Robert L. and Marion Lorraine (Giles) Zimmerman. She spent her childhood in Grand Junction, Colorado, Butte, Montana, and Denver, Colorado. She graduated from Alameda High School in Denver. She then attended business school for 2 years. She has been in Austin, Colorado for 14 years. Jeanne married the love of her life, Marvin Leslie “Les” Bailey on January 27, 1973 in Kenai, Alaska. Jeanne enjoyed flowers and reading books. She especially loved tending to her pets. Jeanne is survived by her husband, Marvin Bailey of Austin, Colorado; her son, Rick A. Bailey and spouse, Nicole of Soldotna, Alaska; her two daughters: Kim Bounds and spouse, Audit of Clifton, Colorado and Tracie Hebb of Seattle, Washington; and her sister, Sharon Olford of Grand Junction, Colorado. Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Leroy Zimmerman and Lorraine Rhodus. Arrangements were under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory. View the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at

Residents use various means to put out tundra fire ANCHORAGE (AP) — Residents in a village north of the Arctic Circle used about every means possible to stop a tundra fire. KTUU reports a backhoe, a four-wheeler and even wet sheets were used to stop the fire from reaching the village cemetery in Noatak on Saturday. Fire department member Eileen Foster said the fire started about a quarter mile north of the cemetery, and grew to a half-mile wide and two-miles long. Wind pushed it to about a mile and a half from the village. The backhoe was used to stop the fire’s advance, and then residents spent about four hours putting it out. There were no injuries, and the cause of the fire isn’t known. Noatak is an Inupiat community of about 600, located 55 miles north of Kotzebue.

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Around the Peninsula Women’s hockey team looking for players


free. For more information, call 907-262-0328.

MARC celebrates 50 years

Join the Missionary Aviation Repair Center in celebrating A new adult women’s recreational hockey team is looking 50 years of ministry in Alaska at the MARC hanger at the Solfor new players of all skill levels. The Kenai River Queens are dotna airport at 2 p.m. Saturday. An RSVP is requested to 907sponsoring a “Bring a Friend to Hockey” event this Sunday at 262-5388 or 4:30 p.m., at the Kenai Ice Rink. Women of all skills levels are welcome to come give hockey a try. Extra gear to lend will be on hand, as will a great bunch of ladies to welcome new players Peninsula Dog Obedience to the sport. Find the team on Facebook at Kenai River Queens Group hosts open house Hockey or call 252-9364 for more information. The Peninsula Dog Obedience Group will hold an open house Saturday from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Demos are planned of Health insurance sign-up class offered agility, obedience, search and rescue, barn hunt, nose work, and Peninsula Community Health Services will provide access the different breeds exhibited for meet the breeds. PenDOG to affordable insurance via: Affordable Care Act, Denali Care, will be announcing the fall line up of classes, with sign-ups Medicare and VA Enrollment. This is a free service. This is an available. Please do not bring your dogs to the event. For more open house style class. Fully qualified staff will be on site to information call 262-6846. help answer questions. For more information call 260-3691. Services are available from 7-9 p.m. at Soldotna Prep (formerly SMS) on the following dates: — October 7 — October 21 — November 4 — November 18 — December 2 — December 16

Kenai River Marathon registration open

The Kenai River Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay Race, and 5k Family Fun Run are on Sunday and begin in Kenai. The runs are sponsored by the city of Kenai, the Kenai Chamber of Commerce, local businesses, and individuals committed to Kenai Parks & Recreation improvements. Registration is open until midnight on Saturday. Register online at or stop by the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center by Saturday. The event kicks off Hospital offers drive-through flu shot clinic with a spaghetti feed 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Visitor Central Peninsula Hospital is offering free adult (18 years and Cultural Center. and older) flu shots during a drive-through clinic on October 9 from 3-5:30 p.m. on a first come, first serve basis while sup- Disc golf tournament tees off plies last. Enter the covered parking garage at the hospital from The North Peninsula Recreation Service Area is hosting a free Fireweed Street and follow the signs. Take this opportunity to Recreational Disc Golf Tournament Saturday. Competition starts beat the flu season by getting immunized. at 1 p.m. at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. All ages welcome to participate. Choose from a short 3-hole or full 18Hospice community presentations planned hole tournament. Participate in the closest to the pin competition Hospice of the Central Peninsula will host a series of com- for fun prizes! For more information call NCRC 776-8800. munity presentations: — On Sept. 30 from 6-7:30 p.m., Donna Stephens, RN, ME.d, FT, and Lee Coray-Ludden, bereavement coordinator for Hospice of the Central Peninsula, will facilitate a discussion on “Children’s Experience of Loss” at the Soldotna Community Library. — A presentation on “Five Wishes,” a popular living will, will take place on Oct. 21 from 6-8 p.m. at the Soldotna Prep (formerly Soldotna Middle School) library. “Five Wishes” is a way to begin those difficult conversations and is a resource for structuring discussions about the type of care you would like to receive. It was written with the help of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging and the nation’s leading experts on end-of-life care. The presentation is for adults only. — A discussion on “Grief and the Holidays” is scheduled for 6-7:30 p.m. on Nov. 20 at the Kenai Community Library. Workshops are free and open to the public. The presentations are ideal for Hospice volunteers and potential volunteers, caregivers, health care professionals, clergy, mental health professionals and the general public. For more information or to register, call Hospice of the Central Peninsula at 907-262-0453 or email

KPC hosts documentary screening As part of National Hispanic Month, a screening of the documentary “Latinos Beyond Reel: Challenging a Media Stereotype”will take place Monday at 5:30 p.m. in room 159 of the Brockel Building at Kenai Peninsula College. Admission is

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 2523436. 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 262-1557. • Celebrate Recovery, Midnight Son Seventh-day Adventist church on the corner 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 call260-3292. 7 p.m. • Narcotics Anonymous Support Group “Dopeless Hope Fiends,” 11312 Kenai Spur High-





Celebrate Public Lands Day with Alaska State Parks Join Alaska State Parks on Saturday to celebrate National Public Lands Day at their Kenai Headquarters Office located in Sterling. Volunteers will assist State Parks Staff in conducting light maintenance along a popular fishing trail and possible river restoration. The event will be located at 35850 Lou Morgan Road. Volunteers should arrive at 11 a.m. and meet in the Day Use Parking Area. The event will end around 2 p.m. Bring water, snacks, work gloves, and depending on any recent rainfall, rubber boots. For more information and to RSVP please contact Jason Okuly at 262-5581 ext 28.

Teen writers sought The Clarion is seeking students in grades nine through 12 from central peninsula high schools interested in writing for its Verbatim column. The column is designed to let teens voice their opinions on topics that affect their daily life, such as home, family, school, peers, social pressures, etc. Columns are 300-500 words in length. Students interested in writing should submit a sample column for consideration by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26. Submissions must include first and last name, school, grade, mailing address and contact phone number. Submissions should be emailed to For more information, call Will Morrow at 335-1251. way, 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-

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Xerox billing rollout has hurt Alaska patients, doctors Gov. Sean Parnell announced Monday

The climate march to nowhere

Anti-climate-change marchers took to the streets of Manhattan, N.Y., in the hundreds of thousands over the weekend to demand international action to fight global warming. The throng would have better advised to parade in downtown Beijing, assuming the Politburo wouldn’t have called out the infantry. China is the locus of the alleged crime against the planet that is carbon emissions, yet the marchers staged their event in the United States, where prior to last year emissions had been declining (thanks, in part, to the natural-gas revolution, which oddly didn’t get much love from the climate marchers). China is responsible for 27 percent of carbon emissions, more than any other country, and uses as much coal as the rest of the world. Since 1990, it has matched the U.S. in cumulative carbon emissions. China is representative of a developing world that is taking the global lead on emissions, at nearly 60 percent of the total. There are many things we should be attempting to persuade China to stop doing: Arbitrarily ruling over its own people. Imprisoning and torturing dissidents. Occupying Tibet. Making aggressive territorial claims in its region. Compared with all of these, availing itself of the wonders of the industrial economy is welcome. And if we can’t stop China from doing these other things — self-evidently violations of human rights or international norms — how are we going to

that the state has filed a claim against Xerox for its mishandling of Medicaid billing in the past year. The governor’s move is the right one, though it could have been made sooner. Over the course of the year that Xerox has been in charge of processing the billing for Medicaid claims across the state, patients and doctors have experienced months-long delays that have burdened medical providers and even caused some to close up shop. Alaska isn’t alone in experiencing issues with Xerox as a provider for Medicaid billing services. A dozen states and the District of Columbia have contracted with the corporation to process payments for the need-based government health care plan, though some have had problems or reversed that decision. Montana claimed Xerox was in breach of their contract earlier this year before reaching resolution with the company, while Texas has not only canceled their contract but is suing. In fairness, Medicaid is a vast and complex system, and the billing process wasn’t without its hiccups even before Xerox took over. But according to the accounts of the state and health care providers, those problems have worsened considerably since the company’s contract started. “Despite repeated promises by Xerox to fix the problem, we still have hundreds of dedicated providers not getting timely or accurate payments,” Gov. Parnell said in a release detailing the state’s decision to file a claim against the company. “Xerox has had more than enough time, and the issues have yet to be resolved.” “More than enough time” is a good way to describe the situation. Doctors and patients alike have been frustrated with both Xerox’s tardiness in processing payments and the state’s slow march toward action against the company. After months of complaints, the state announced it was seeking mediation with Xerox in July. The state announced it would make a claim with the Office of Administrative Hearings when that process didn’t prove fruitful. For its part, Xerox has characterized the problems as having decreased significantly as the company works kinks out of its system, and they point to the fact that the company and the state made a joint agreement to roll out the system when they did. But the state is right — the problems with billing have Letters to the Editor been too widespread and too long-lasting to consider Xerox to be fulfilling its end of the bargain. Alaska’s Lawsuit disrupts patients and doctors deserve better, as soon as possible. election process — Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Steve Strait’s lawsuit against the state Sept. 24 of Alaska’s approval of the Walker-Mallott

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no-party gubernatorial ticket will backfire on the Alaska Republican Party. Strait and Frank McQueary, a financial supporter of the lawsuit, are among the chairman-appointees to the ARP executive committee. Party regulars whisper the appointees are the character assassination-litigation hit squad. These facts don’t matter. Proceeding with an orderly, lawful election is what matters. Alaska’s Division of Elections has posted the sample general election ballot for all Alaska districts on its official website. Screenshots have been posted on Facebook. Vets are voting today, as official ballots were already mailed to U.S. military members. An orderly election is underway. To disrupt this election would be breaking the law. The Republican Party is represented on the ballot with the Parnell-Sullivan ticket. So what’s the problem? Political parties are in a bad habit of alienating, embarrassing, or infuriating Alaskans with their “neverfight-fair” politics. Most folks will recognize actions like Strait’s as despicable with purpose to destroy a legitimate and orderly election process. Despicable revisited: In 2012, we held our state ARP convention in Anchorage, attended to important policy decisions and elected new state officers. New leaders were legitimately elected by hundreds of Alaskans who paid hefty registration fees, travel and hotel costs. The outgoing ARP administration didn’t agree with the election outcome. Immediately after the convention the ARP executive committee began plotting to “nullify” a legitimate C




keep it from continuing to ramp up its economic growth, as any rational society would? The answer is that we almost certainly aren’t. Anti-globalwarming activism consists of symbolic Rich Lowry protests against a highly complex planetary phenomenon we understand poorly and don’t control. The unpredicted pause in the rise in global temperature since the late 1990s is so embarrassing to climate activists, who are filled with a fiery certitude about the “science,” that it goes unmentioned (the climate marchers could have chanted, “Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Where’d climate change go?”). In their fevered urgency, they give off the sense that they are desperate to save the planet before it might become evident that it doesn’t need saving. Our direct influence on global warming is highly limited, even if you assume the science is completely settled. As a country, we could end our emissions entirely, and it would barely cause a blip in the cumulative carbon buildup in the atmosphere. There are causes to which the climate marchers could devote themselves that would have an immediate positive effect on human welfare: from promoting clean water in the Third World to agitating for cures to all manner of diseases. None of

election. Were Strait and party leaders concerned then about disenfranchisement of Alaskans, their fellow Republicans? No. Instead they relentlessly attacked the elected officers, ousted them, and replaced them with “acceptable” individuals. Is Strait genuinely concerned today about disenfranchised Alaska Democrats with the Walker-Mallott no-party ticket? No. His litigation is disingenuous. It’s really about keeping power for the acceptable people. When corruption or disregard of the election process or election results are identified, Alaskans have a responsibility to stop it. When I served as state party chairman in 2013, I sent termination letters to 100 percent of the “chairman-appointed” executive committee. I gave it my best shot. I am deeply grieved by the way my GOP is behaving these days. I remain hopeful that more Alaskans will stand up against lies and political shenanigans. Fight back with a united voice, by voting on Nov. 4. I also expect the Alaska Court System to act swiftly to dismiss Strait’s disruptive lawsuit. Alaskans demand an orderly election process. Debbie Brown Kasilof

Looking for solutions All I hear from Dan Sullivan in his campaign for the Senate seat are a bunch of washed up talking points about repealing the Affordable Care Act. I’ve yet to hear him offer any real solutions that would actually work for Alaska. I’d also like to point out that Alaska’s rising insurance rates are not because of the law itself, as Sullivan falsely claims, but because Governor Parnell chose not to build our own exchange system (as the law was designed for) and not to expand Medicaid. We are now paying the price for those decisions, while states that did opt

this, though, is as alluring as anti-industrial apocalypticism. As writer Oren Cass has noted, today’s climate activists resemble the unilateral nuclear-disarmament movement of the 1980s, which also cloaked “plainly ineffectual policies in the language of moral necessity.” We could have eliminated all of our nuclear weapons — as we were urged to do by protesters who insisted it was necessary to saving the planet — and it wouldn’t have moved the Soviets to do the same; in fact, it would have delighted them. The same dynamic is at work today. The U.N. is holding a warm-up confab for the push for a new international treaty in New York this week. It is blighted only by the fact that the world’s top emitters aren’t participating. They surely understand that the anti-global-warming movement threatens what the developing world is doing to enrich itself. The climate march in Manhattan drew representatives from around the world. But it is doubtful that many or any of them live on $1 a day. These are the desperately poor people from developing countries whose welfare stands to gain immensely from industrial development. They know what it means to fight for survival — in a real sense, not in an airy metaphor about the planet — and if the marchers were to have their way, they would never know anything else. Rich Lowry can be reached via e-mail:

for a state exchange system and to expand Medicaid are seeing reduced or stable insurance costs. These are failing efforts Dan Sullivan supports. Alaskans benefit when we put our heads together and find solutions. If anyone can make health care reform work, it’s us. We need to stop focusing on the problems and look for solutions, just like with Medicare in the sixties. I, for one, saw the need for a new law when my husband was diagnosed with lung cancer. Being self-employed, we had a catastrophic insurance. It was supposed to cover major illness but had a high deductible. Shortly after he began treatment, the insurance was gone. If my husband hadn’t been a Korean War Vet, I would have been left with a monstrous debt. The new healthcare law would have helped me. I’m not saying there aren’t problems with it, but I join Mark Begich with his proactive “let’s improve what doesn’t work” approach. Don’t dismantle it. In this election, I’m voting for Mark Begich, Forrest Dunbar, and the Walker/ Mallot merger because they are actually offering solutions that will move this state forward. Gail Duncan Soldotna

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Chambers set schedules n The Soldotna and Kenai Chambers of Commerce will host a joint luncheon at noon on Tuesday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. A presentation on state Ballot Measure 3, the Alaska minimum wage increase, is planned. RSVP to 262-9814 or 283-1991.

Redoubt Medical Clinic changes locations Redoubt Medical Clinic has moved to 416 Frontage Road, Suite 200 in Kenai. For more information, call 907283-6030.

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Walters & Associates welcomes new agent Laurie K. Johnson has joined Walters & Associates Insurance as a commercial insurance agent. Johnson has 25 years of experience in insurance and is available to serve business insurance needs. She can be reached at 907-283-5116 or by email at

NEW YORK — Apple got a lot of attention last week when it released a new privacy policy along with a declaration that police can’t get to your password-protected data. Essentially, your photos, messages and other documents are automatically encrypted when you set up a passcode, with or without a fingerprint ID to unlock the phone. Apple says it cannot bypass that passcode, even if law enforcement asks. Google says it will also encrypt data by default in an upcoming Android update. The option has been there, but many people don’t know about it or bother to turn it on. Beyond setting up passcodes, some phones have additional tools for hiding or securing sensitive photos and documents stored on the phone, particularly if you need to lend or show your phone to someone. Here’s a closer look at some of those options: — APPLE’S IPHONES AND IPADS: In the latest software update for mobile devices, iOS 8, Apple offers an easier way to hide photos from your collection in the Photos app. Simply press down on the photo or the thumbnail of it and tap “Hide.” However, the photo will still appear in individual albums, including a new one called “Hidden.” You can go there to unhide hidden photos. So why bother? This feature is mainly useful when you want to let people glance through your entire collection of photos. That could be when you’re sitting with a friend in the same room or making a presentation before a large audience. You can hide embarrassing or incriminating photos — such as naked selfies — as long as you remain in control of the device. If you hand it to a friend and walk out, your friend can browse through

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HEA plans area meetings, Soldotna Combustion Turbine Plant tour

Photo by Kaylee Osowski/Peninsula Clarion

Jeanie Carter stands near an antique trunk in her store, Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe, in Kenai on Monday. Carter opened the vintage boutique in July. Carter’s wares include the tea set pictured below.

look and they get excited.” Carter said she strives for fair pricing in her shop and learns from her customers about the history of items and also what they’re worth, if she is unsure. Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and from noon-5p.m. on Saturdays.

The Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District has a wide variety of agricultural equipment for rent, including manual and mechanized tools for soil preparation (Meri Crusher), tillage, re-seeding, planting, pesticide and fertilizer application and bale wrapping. For information, see the “Equipment Rental” page at or call 283-8732 ext. 5.

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the albums section. — SAMSUNG’S GALAXY DEVICES: The Galaxy S5 phone introduced a private mode. You turn it on in the settings, under “Private Mode” in the Personalization section. You then go through your phone to mark certain content as private. With photos, for instance, just go to the Gallery app and select the photos or albums you want to keep private. Then hit the menu icon for the option to “Move to Private.” This also works with selected video, music, audio recordings. After you’ve marked your files as private, you need to go back to the settings to turn Private Mode off. Think of that setting as the door to a vault. Turning it on opens the door and lets you move stuff in and out. Turning it off closes and locks the door. It’s the opposite

of what you might think: Private Mode needs to be off for your content to be secure. Once locked, it is as though the content never existed. No one will know what’s inside the vault, or whether there’s even anything inside. To unlock the vault, you need your passcode or fingerprint ID. The private-mode feature is also part of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S tablets and the upcoming Galaxy Note phones. — LG G3: LG’s flagship phone has a guest mode. You can lend a phone to a friend without giving your friend access to everything. You can even set a separate unlock code for the guest, so that you don’t have to give out yours. Look for “Guest mode” in the settings under the General tab. You then specify which apps your guest can access. For

Homer Electric Association is hosting a series of area meetings throughout the Kenai Peninsula. The meetings will feature a family-style barbecue dinner followed by a short presentation on current HEA projects and activities. In addition, tours will be offered of the new Soldotna Combustion Turbine Plant from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 8. The plant is located on the Sterling Highway and Boundary Avenue in Soldotna. The schedule for the area meeting and tour is as follows: n Oct. 1 — Anchor Point, Chapman Elementary School, 5:30 p.m. n Oct. 2 — Ninilchik, Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds, 5:30 p.m. n Oct. 6 — Funny River Community Center, 5:30 p.m. n Oct. 8 — Soldotna Combustion Turbine Plant Tour, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. n Oct. 8 — Sterling Community Club, 5:30 p.m. n Oct. 9 — Nikiski Community Recreation Center, 5:30 p.m. n Oct. 13 — Port Graham, Community Center, noon HEA members are encouraged to attend the area meetings and learn about some of the exciting projects that the electric cooperative is undertaking. For more information about the area meetings, please call HEA Director of Member Relations Joe Gallagher at 283-2324.

Agricultural equipment for rent

Hide, secure data stored on smartphones By ANICK JESDANUN AP Technology Writer


Business News

Kenai woman opens vintage boutique Before even walking into the store customers are met with a variety of vintage items placed outside the door. Once inside, trinkets, dishware, jewelry and other items hang from the ceiling and are perched on antique furniture, boxes and luggage. Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe on Attla Way in Kenai opened in July, and shop owner Jeanie Carter said her shop is almost therapeutic, bringing back happy childhood memories through carefully curated items. “I’ve had people come in and find one platter and they will say, ‘That was my mom’s dishes. I want that,’” Carter said. Currently Carter has a trunk in the shop that has that “homestead” smell, which reminds people of earlier times. “It’s a smell that brings memories that triggers happy memories of people’s pasts,” she said. The shop started with items from Carter’s own home. “I had so many things that … I felt like were good quality, and I didn’t just want to garage sale them because I knew that they were worth more than a garage sale price,” she said. She leased a space, gave it a paint job and priced her pieces to sell. Now she buys items from women’s kitchen tables and customers’ boxes they bring to the shop. She considers each item she buys to make sure it is something her customers would be interested in purchasing. Her customers also give suggestions of items to bring into the shop. Some of her best selling pieces are silver spoons, doorknobs, suitcases and boxes. She also carries some clothes and jewelry, which, she said, draws in teen girls. During tourist season, she stocked more Alaska pieces. “So it’s a good variety store,” she said. “Even the little kids come in and they will

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instance, you might want to give access to the phone, alarm clock and music, but you might want to block email and texts. In some cases, guests have limited access to your content. With the Gallery app, your collection of photos won’t generally appear unless they are in the “Guest album.” Guests can take photos, too, and have them appear there. On the other hand, if you enable access to the Photos app, your guest gets everything. Likewise, there are no restrictions with email or texts if you allow access to those apps. I recommend logging in as a guest — with the alternative code — to verify what’s available after you pick the apps to allow. Beyond the guest mode, the G3 lets you lock certain images in the Gallery app during normal use, similar to what the Galaxy devices offer.





Job Center hosts training The following job skills workshops will be offered at the Peninsula Job Center the week of Sept. 29: Monday, Sept. 29 — 9:30 a.m., ALEXsys Job Leads; 10:30 a.m., Intro to ALEXsys and the Job Center; 2:30 p.m., Interviewing Skills Workshop. Tuesday, Sept. 30 — 10:30 a.m., CareerReady 101 Lab. Wednesday, Oct. 1 — 1:30 p.m., WorkKeys® Testing; 3 p.m., Job Search Strategies for the Ex-Offender. Thursday, Oct. 2 — 9:30 a.m., Resume Writing Workshop. Friday, Oct. 3 — 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? Have you opened a new business, moved to a new location, hired a new person or promoted an employee? Send us your information at news@peninsulaclarion. com, fax it to 907-283-3299, or drop it by the Clarion at 150 Trading Bay in Kenai. Questions? Call 907-335-1251.





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Nation & World

US hits Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq By RYAN LUCAS Associated Press

BEIRUT — U.S. fighter jets and bombers expanded their aerial campaign against Islamic State targets Wednesday, striking the militants in both Syria and Iraq even as the extremists pressed their offensive in Kurdish areas within sight of the Turkish border, where fleeing refugees told of civilians beheaded and towns torched. President Barack Obama, speaking at the United Nations, vowed an extended assault and called on the world to join in. “The only language understood by killers like this is the language of force, so the United States of America will work with a broad coalition to dismantle this network of death,” he told the U.N. General Assembly in a 38-minute speech. “Today, I ask the world to join in this effort.” In Syria, hard-line rebels aligned with a faction fighting to oust President Bashar Assad, but considered too radical by the U.S., packed up their heavy weapons and evacuated their bases over fears the Obama administration would target all fighters deemed a potential threat to the United States. Wednesday’s strikes marked the second day of a broadened U.S. military operation against the Islamic State group, after a barrage of more than 200

strikes on some two dozen targets in Syria a day earlier. That campaign, which the White House has warned could last years, builds upon the air raids the U.S. has already been conducting for more than a month against the extremists in Iraq. The ultimate aim of the Obama administration and its Arab partners is to destroy the Islamic State group, which through brute force has carved out a proto-state in the heart of the Middle East, effectively erasing the border between Iraq and Syria. Along the way, the extremist faction has massacred captured soldiers, terrorized religious minorities and beheaded two American journalists and a British aid worker. On Wednesday, Algerian extremists aligned with the Islamic State group declared in a video that they had beheaded a fourth hostage — a Frenchman seized in Algeria on Sunday — in retaliation for France joining the aerial assault against the militants in Iraq. French President Francois Hollande said France would not be deterred by the act of “barbarity.” “This particular group ... they don’t strike only those who don’t think like they do. They also strike Muslims. ... They rape, they kill,” a visibly upset Hollande told the U.N. General Assembly. “It is for this reason that the fight the international community needs to wage versus ter-

‘The only language understood by killers like this is the language of force, so the United States of America will work with a broad coalition to dismantle this network of death. Today, I ask the world to join in this effort.’ — President Barack Obama rorism knows no borders.” Meanwhile, U.S. allies lined up in support of the aerial campaign. The Dutch government announced it would send six F-16 fighter jets along with 250 pilots and support staff to strike at Islamic State targets in Iraq, while British Prime Minister David Cameron’s office said Parliament had been recalled to debate Britain’s response to a request to support the airstrikes. U.S. and coalition forces hit a dozen targets in Syria that included small-scale oil refineries that have been providing millions of dollars a day in income to the Islamic State, the U.S. Central Command said. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates took part, along with U.S. aircraft. Earlier, U.S. strikes damaged Islamic State vehicles in Syria near the Iraqi border town of Qaim, the U.S. Central Command said. It also reported hitting two Islamic State armed

vehicles west of Baghdad, as well as two militant fighting positions in northern Iraq. In a separate statement, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said the strikes in eastern Syria hit a staging area used by the militants to move equipment across the border into Iraq. Despite the start of the coalition campaign, Islamic State fighters continued their advance against Syrian Kurdish militiamen around the town of Ayn Arab, known to Kurds as Kobani, near the Turkish border, where refugees fleeing into Turkey reported the beheading of captives and the torching of homes. A Kurdish militiaman fighting to protect the city said Islamic State militants were less than half a mile (one kilometer) from the outskirts Wednesday. Weary refugees arriving in Turkey described atrocities at the hands of the Islamic State militants. Osman Nawaf, 59, said he saw about 50 bodies

hanging headless in the village of Boras when he passed it on his three-day walk from a village on the outskirts of Kobani. The fighting near Kobani could be seen from hilltops in Turkey. Kurds from Turkey and Syria cheered on the Kurdish fighters from one hilltop, while the fighters signaled back with mortar fire. Halil Aslan, a 48 year-old local villager in Turkey, recounted seeing Islamic State tanks roll into a village on the Syrian side. “They shelled the place with tanks and mortars,” he said. “We could hear them falling on those hills.” A video posted online showed what appeared to be Islamic State fighters toting assault rifles and fanning out across a dusty field in the Kobani area. A later clip showed a field cannon firing a shell toward a town located across a rolling expanse of brown fields, followed by a puff of smoke in the distance. The video appeared genuine and corresponded to other AP reporting of the events. In the opening salvo of the air campaign inside Syria on Tuesday, the U.S. also hit alQaida’s Syria branch, known as the Nusra Front. American officials said the strikes targeted the so-called Khorasan Group, a cell within the Nusra Front made up of hardened jihadis they said pose a direct and imminent threat to the United

States. On Wednesday, the Nusra Front said it was evacuating its compounds near civilian areas in Idlib and Aleppo provinces in northern Syria, according to the Aleppo Media Center activist group. The decision followed a U.S. airstrike on a Nusra Front base in the village of Kfar Derian that killed around a dozen fighters and 10 civilians, activists said. Another Syrian rebel group, Ahrar al-Sham, was also clearing out of its bases, according to the Observatory. It said the group issued a statement calling for fighters to limit the use of wireless communication devices to emergencies, to move heavy weapons and conceal them, and to warn civilians to stay away from the group’s camps. Ahrar al-Sham has been among the most effective forces fighting to oust Assad in Syria’s civil war, and has also been on the front lines of a 9-month battle against the Islamic State group. But the U.S. has long looked askance at Ahrar al-Sham, considering it too radical and too cozy with the Nusra Front. An activist in Idlib who goes by the name of Mohammed confirmed the Ahrar al-Sham evacuations. He did not know of any strikes against the group, but said the fighters thought they would be targeted by the U.S.-led coalition because of their ultraconservative Islamic beliefs.

Red Cross team attacked while burying Ebola dead By BOUBACAR DIALLO and SARAH DiLORENZO Associated Press

CONAKRY, Guinea — A Red Cross team was attacked while collecting bodies believed to be infected with Ebola in southeastern Guinea, the latest in a string of assaults that are hindering efforts to control West Africa’s current outbreak. One Red Cross worker is recovering after being wounded in in the neck in Tuesday’s attack in Forecariah, according to Benoit Carpentier, a spokesman for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Family members of the dead initially set upon the six volunteers and vandalized their cars, said Mariam Barry, a resident. Eventually a crowd went to the regional health office, where they threw rocks at the building. The attack is the most recent in a series that have plagued teams working to bury bodies safely, provide information about Ebola and disinfect public places. The most shocking was the abduction and killing last week in Guinea of eight people, health workers educating people about Ebola and the journalists

accompanying them. Ebola is believed to have infected more than 5,800 people in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria and Senegal. The unprecedented size and sweep of the outbreak have led governments to impose severe measures to control it, like a recent nationwide lockdown in Sierra Leone to look for the sick and spread information. On Wednesday, Sierra Leone said 30 more cases uncovered during the shutdown tested positive for Ebola, raising the total number discovered over the three days to 160. Resistance to efforts to control the disease — from outright denials that Ebola exists to fears that the very people sent to combat it are in fact carriers — has frustrated efforts to end or slow the disease’s spread in all three of the most affected countries, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, say officials. In April, Doctors Without Borders briefly pulled out its team from the Guinean town of Macenta after their clinic was stoned. In Liberia, the homes of some of the infected have been attacked. Last week, Red Cross workers were threatened in Sierra Leone, Carpentier, the Red

the end of the year to have some on the outbreak. ‘It may be that without a vaccine, we may impact That would make this the not be able to stop this epidemic. In this first Ebola outbreak to be tackled with vaccines or medicines outbreak, we are reaching the limit of in the nearly 40 years since the what classic containment measures can disease was discovered. Because Ebola only pops up spoachieve.’ radically, there has been little Dr. Peter Piot, director of London School incentive to develop any drug of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine or vaccine; most of the promising candidates have been largeCross spokesman, said. The disease is so new to this part of the world and so terrifyingly lethal that many people fear all outsiders associated with Ebola, even if they are coming to help, said Meredith Stakem, a health and nutrition adviser for Catholic Relief Services. In addition, many people in these communities may not be familiar with even basic biological concepts of disease transmission, and Ebola is contradicting what they do know. “There’s not a lot of diseases that can be transmitted by corpses,” she said. “It’s hard for people to comprehend that the dead body is actually a threat.” Ebola is spread by bodily fluids including sweat and corpses are particularly infectious. The handling of dead bodies

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Student walk-outs in Jefferson County continued for the third straight day as students from Chatfield High School and Dakota Ridge High School protest Thursday, in Littleton, Colo. The students are protesting a proposal by the Jefferson County School Board to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil unrest in the teaching of U.S. history.

Student education protest grows LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — In the largest of a series of ongoing student protests, about 700 young people gathered in suburban Denver to rally in opposition to a new set of high school history standards proposed by a conservative-led school board. The protest at a busy intersection near Littleton marked

a continuation of demonstrations that began Friday with a sick out from teachers upset over issues including the plan to focus on material that promotes patriotism and respect for authority. The Denver Post reports students waved signs and chanted for about two hours Wednesday. C




is deeply personal and rooted in tradition, especially in many parts of West Africa where the washing of bodies is common. It is often the teams trying to prevent those practices that have been targeted, said Carpentier. Much of the resistance is in remote, insular areas. “It has gotten better,” he said. “The problem is it has to be 100 percent” or the virus will persist. The conventional methods used to control Ebola — isolating sick people and tracing all their contacts — are buckling under the sheer size of the outbreak. On Wednesday, the World Health Organization offered hope that there may soon be another way to control the disease, saying there may be sufficient quantities of a vaccine by

ly funded by governments. “It may be that without a vaccine, we may not be able to stop this epidemic,” Dr. Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a co-discoverer of Ebola, told a news conference this week. “In this outbreak, we are reaching the limit of what classic containment measures can achieve.”









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Obama to expand ocean preserve

Around the World UN chief calls on world leaders to find ‘seeds of hope’ in world seeming to fall apart UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations chief called for world leaders Wednesday to join an international campaign to ease the plight of nearly unprecedented numbers of refugees, the displaced and victims of violence in a world wracked by wars and the swift-spreading and deadly Ebola epidemic. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said leaders must find and nurture “seeds of hope” in the turmoil and despair of a world that may seem like it’s falling apart with people crying out for protection from greed and inequality. “Not since the end of the Second World War have there been so many refugees, displace people and asylum seekers. Never before has the United Nations been asked to reach so many people with emergency food assistance and other lifesaving supplies,” Ban said in his state of the world address at the opening of the U.N. General Assembly’s annual ministerial meeting. Several leaders including Jordan’s King Abdullah and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed the challenges — financial and social — of hosting hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria. Abdullah, whose country is sheltering nearly 1.4 million Syrians, said the refugee crisis “demands a global solution.”

“Imminent attack plotting” may not mean an attack is all that imminent WASHINGTON — Smart people in the administration have spent the last two days telling the American people that U.S. strikes against the Khorasan Group were necessary to disrupt “imminent attack plotting” against U.S. and Western interests. They warned that members of the shadowy Khorasan Group, an al-Qaida offshoot, were “nearing the execution phase” of an attack in the U.S. or Europe. They spoke of “active plotting that posed an imminent threat.” People may have come away with the impression that the terror group was on the brink of pulling off something awful. Perhaps not.

Domestic violence in the US: Statistics still alarming despite big decline 20 years ago






For weeks, amid allegations involving several NFL players, domestic violence has been the focus of intense national attention. Does the turmoil reflect a worsening epidemic of domestic violence, or has the U.S. in fact made great strides to curtail it? The answer is complicated. On one hand, domestic violence committed by intimate partners — current or former spouses, boyfriends or girlfriends — has declined by more than 60 percent since the mid-1990s, according to Justice Department figures. Yet the dramatic decrease from 1995 through 2004 has largely stalled, with the numbers stabilizing at a level that appalls people in the prevention field. The latest federal figures for “serious” intimate partner violence — sexual assault or aggravated physical assault — showed 360,820 such incidents in 2013, or roughly 1,000 per day. Meanwhile, many organizations that serve the victims are struggling to meet rising demand, particularly in the past few weeks since a graphic video surfaced of suspended Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocking his future wife unconscious in a casino elevator. Shelters are turning away victims for lack of beds and staff; the National Domestic Violence Hotline could handle barely half of the 8,500 calls that came during the eight days after the Rice video appeared. “Statistically, are we improving?” asked the hotline’s president, Katie Ray-Jones. “From a service standpoint, it doesn’t feel like it.”

By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS — President Barack Obama is carving out a wide swath the Pacific Ocean for an expanded marine preserve, putting the waters off-limits to drilling and most fishing in a bid to protect fragile underwater life. The revamped expanded Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument will cover 490,000 square miles — an area roughly three times the size of California — and will become the largest marine preserve in the world. Millions of seabirds, sea turtles and marine mammals live in the biorich expanse included by the new monument, which will also add new protections for more than 130 “seamounts” — underwater mountains where rare or undiscovered species are frequently found. The move to broaden the George W. Bush-era preserve comes as Obama seeks to show concrete presidential action to protect the environment, de-

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In this May 22, 2013 photo, a diver is shown at the Lucinda Van Valkenburg wreckage in the sanctuary boundary waters of Lake Huron near Alpena, Mich. The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Michigan has received federal approval to expand its size nearly tenfold and boost preservation of scores of additional shipwrecks in Lake Huron.

spite firm opposition in Congress to new environmental legislation. At the United Nations this week, Obama announced new U.S. commitments to help other nations deal with the effects of climate change, as world leaders seek to galvanize support for a major global climate treaty to be finalized next year in Paris.

Obama will sign a memorandum expanding the ocean preserve on Thursday, said White House officials, who requested anonymity to discuss the plan ahead of Obama’s official announcement. The memorandum bans commercial fishing, deepsea mining and other extraction of underwater resources, by recreational fishing will con-

tinue to be allowed. While a major symbolic victory for environmentalists, who long urged Obama to take this step, the designation will have limited practical implications. That’s because little fishing or drilling are taking place in the region even without the new protections.

Turkish leader says world not doing enough By ZEINA KARAM Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS — The president of Turkey on Wednesday accused the international community of doing too little to stem the flow of foreign fighters to Syria and slammed the U.N. Security Council’s inaction on some of the world’s most pressing issues. In two separate speeches in New York, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey was playing a leading role in fighting terrorism but was not being aided by the rest of the world. “We can stop this flow of foreign terrorist fighters only if our friends and partners awaiting our cooperation show, themselves, a sort of cooperation as well,” Erdogan said. “This is not a fight to be carried out solely by Turkey,” he added. He spoke at a Security Council meeting where members unanimously approved a resolution requiring countries to prevent the recruitment and transport of foreign fighters preparing to join terrorist groups. It was an unusual Security

Council meeting chaired by President Barack Obama and attended largely by heads of state for the 15 member states. U.S. intelligence officials estimate some 12,000 foreigners have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join the Islamic State group, which has many as 31,000 fighters. Turkey, a key backer of the rebels seeking to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad, has been criticized for allowing thousands of fighters to cross into Syria across its borders. Erdogan said the threat of foreign terrorist fighters starts “the moment these individuals depart from the source countries” and that countries concerned have not cooperated in a timely fashion. Still, he said, recent information sharing by source countries helped Turkey in its effort to stem the flow. About 3,600 individuals have been included on the “no entry list” and nearly 1,000 foreigners have been deported by the Turkish government, Erdogan said. He said Turkey sacrificed greatly, taking in more than a

3 defendants surrender to police to face charges in beating of gay couple PHILADELPHIA — A week after online sleuths used social media to identify suspects in the beating of a gay couple, three suburban Philadelphia defendants surrendered to police Wednesday and were charged in what one defense lawyer called merely a “fist fight that got out of hand.” Police said 24-year-old Philip Williams of Warminster; 24-year-old Kathryn Knott of Southampton, the daughter of a suburban police chief; and 26-year-old Kevin Harrigan of Warrington turned themselves in Wednesday morning. They were charged with criminal conspiracy and two counts each of aggravated and simple assault, and reckless endangerment. The victims told police a group hurled gay slurs and beat them when the two parties passed on a Philadelphia street Sept. 11. One man suffered serious facial injuries, including an orbital fracture, and had his jaw wired. Williams’ attorney, Fortunato Perri Jr., said the suspects were celebrating a friend’s birthday at a city restaurant prior to the encounter. He said the case did not involve anyone’s sexual orientation, but was instead a “mutual confrontation” in which his client “was not the aggressor.” “In no way, shape or form was this incident related to anyone’s sexual orientation,” Perri said outside the police station where his client surrendered Wednesday. “This was a mutual confrontation that started because two individuals got into an argument out in the street.”

Algerian extremists linked to Islamic State group behead French hostage ALGIERS, Algeria — An Algerian splinter group from alQaida has beheaded a French hostage over France’s airstrikes on the Islamic State group, in a sign of the possible widening of the crisis in Iraq and Syria to the rest of the region. The killing of Herve Gourdel, a mountaineer who was kidnapped while hiking in Algeria, was a “cowardly assassination,” a visibly upset French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday, but he vowed to continue the military operation. “Herve Gourdel is dead because he is the representative of a people — ours — that defends human dignity against barbarity,” Hollande said on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York. “France will never cede to terrorism because it is our duty, and, more than that, because it is our honor.” On Friday, France joined the U.S. in conducting airstrikes on the Islamic State group in Iraq. Two days later, the Islamic State group called on Muslims to attack foreign targets, and the response in Algeria raised the specter of attacks on Westerners elsewhere. Gourdel, a 55-year-old mountaineering guide from Nice, was seized Sunday night while hiking in the Djura Djura mountains of northern Algeria. His Algerian companions were released. — The Associated Press C




million Syrian refugees in addition to more than 140,000 Syrian Kurdish refugees last week alone. “Despite our sacrifices and our expectations of solidarity, we have not received the kind of support we’ve been looking for from the international community,” he said. Erdogan has said he would offer military help but has been vague about exactly how he intends to answer the American call to join Washington and a number of Arab states as they continue attacks on the Islamic State group that has taken over wide swaths of Syria and Iraq in a brutal assault and a bid to establish what the radical group calls a Islamic Caliphate. Earlier in the day, in his speech to the U.N. General Assembly, Erdogan said the U.N. has repeatedly failed to act, citing the Syrian civil war which has killed more than 200,000 people and this summer’s Gaza War in which more than 2,000 people died. He also criticized the U.N. for what he termed the legitimization of Egyptian Presi-

dent Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi who spoke from the same podium shortly before. He said the democratically elected President of Egypt, Islamist president Mohammed Morsi, was overthrown by a coup, and the U.N. chose to legitimize the person who conducted this coup — a reference to El-Sissi. “We should respect the choice of the people in the ballot box. If we want to support coups...then why does the United Nations exist?” he said. Turkey had forged a close alliance with Morsi and strongly criticized the military coup in Egypt which ousted his government. He has described el-Sissi as a “tyrant,” prompting Egypt’s Foreign Ministry to summon the Turkish charge d’affaires. Erdogan said the U.N. as a world body should be more “brave” in addressing world problems. “The world is bigger than the five,” he said of the five permanent Security Council members, accusing them of rendering the U.N. ineffective.





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Stewart avoids charges in Ward case NASCAR legend clear of any wrongdoing in Aug. 9 incident, family of deceased still pressing JENNA FRYER Associated Press

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) — After more than six weeks in limbo, NASCAR star Tony Stewart finally got the news he had been hoping for. A grand jury that heard testimony from more than two dozen witnesses, including accident reconstruction experts and drivers, and looked at photographs and video decided against bringing criminal charges against Stewart for the death of 20-year-old sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. during an Aug. 9 race. That doesn’t mean it’s over. A few hours after Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo announced the grand jury’s decision in this upstate New York hamlet, the Ward family indicated in a statement read over the telephone by sister Kayla Herring that they will seek civil damages in the young driver’s death. “Our son got out of his car during caution when the race was suspended. All the other vehicles were reducing speed and not accelerating except for

Stewart, who intentionally tried to intimidate Kevin by accelerating and sliding his car toward him, causing the tragedy,” the family said Wednesday. “The focus should be on the actions of Mr. Stewart. This matter is not at rest and we will pursue all remedies in fairness to Kevin.” The family might have a difficult task: Tantillo disclosed that Ward was under the influence of marijuana the night he died and said two different videos were enhanced, frames were isolated and viewed at at least three different speeds and finally overlaid with grids and data. Both showed Stewart had done nothing wrong. “The videos did not demonstrate any aberrational driving by Tony Stewart until the point of impact with Kevin Ward, at which point his vehicle veered to the right up the track as a result of the collision. Prior to that, his course was pretty straight,” said Tantillo. He added that toxicology evidence from Ward’s autopsy “indicates that at the time of operation he was under the influence of marijuana. The levels determined were enough to

impair judgment.” Stewart’s reaction was not one of celebration, and his statement had the same twinge of sadness that he’s carried since he returned to NASCAR three weeks ago following three weeks of seclusion after Ward’s death. The 43-year-old NASCAR superstar acknowledged the investigation was “long and emotionally difficult” but noted it allowed time for all the facts to be presented. “This has been the toughest and most emotional experience of my life, and it will stay with me forever. I’m very grateful for all the support I’ve received and continue to receive,” he said. “While much of the attention has been on me, it’s important to remember a young man lost his life. Kevin Ward Jr.’s family and friends will always be in my thoughts and prayers.” David Weinstein, a former state and federal prosecutor in Miami who is not involved in the case, said the toxicology evidence will make it difficult for the Wards to win a lawsuit against Stewart. He said the Ward statement showed the family was “clearly upset

and at a vulnerable point.” “Hopefully, someone will explain to them that Kevin will be dragged through the mud during a civil trial,” he said. “After the results of the toxicology report and the findings of the grand jury, the deep pockets will not be willing to settle this lawsuit so quickly.” The decision came nearly seven weeks after Stewart’s car struck and killed Ward, sending shock waves through the top racing series in the United States. The brash and popular NASCAR driver known as “Smoke” skipped three races as he grieved, and returned to racing in late August. One of the biggest stars in the garage, Stewart has 48 career Cup wins in 542 starts but is winless this year and did not make the championship Chase field. Sheriff Philip Povero spent weeks investigating, several times saying he did not have evidence to suggest Stewart meant to harm the other driver. Authorities said the first car to pass Ward had to swerve to miss hitting him. The front of Stewart’s car ap-

peared to clear Ward, but Ward was struck by the right rear tire and hurtled through the air. He died of blunt force trauma. The sheriff asked in the days after Ward’s death for spectators to turn over photos and videos of the crash as investigators worked to reconstruct the accident. Among the things being looked at were the dim lighting, how muddy it was and whether Ward’s dark firesuit played a role in his death, given the conditions. Tantillo also said two videos — one from a fan, the other from the tiny track in Canandaigua — had been examined and enhanced. The grand jurors “were not considering whether anybody else was at fault,” Tantillo said. “However, I am sure from their deliberations and discussions that the fact that Kevin Ward was observed running basically down two thirds of the track, into a hot track, into the middle of other cars that were racing, played a big, big factor in their decision,” he said. “Realistically, I think judgment is probably the most important factor in this case.”

Palmer netters nip Kenai in 5 Moose push Kardinals to tiebreaking set, win in extra points By JEFF HELMINIAK Peninsula Clarion





The host Kenai Central volleyball team got a lot of little victories Wednesday, but it was Palmer that came away with a big win. The Moose came back from a 20-14 deficit in Game 4 to force a Game 5, then saved two match points in Game 5 for a 17-25, 25-10, 16-25, 25-23, 1816 victory. Palmer moves to 2-0 in the Northern Lights Conference and 2-1 overall, while the Kards drop to 0-3 in the league and 2-3 overall. Kenai coach Tracie Beck said the match showed how far her squad has come, but also the specific ways her team needs to improve. “In my time here, we’ve never taken a game off of Palmer and Palmer has never had to take a timeout for strategy purposes,” said Beck, in her third year as varsity coach. “Both those things happened tonight.” Beck also liked the way her team kept fighting back in the back-and-forth affair. “We’ve never kept fighting back like that,” she said. “When the other team comes back at us like that, we usually stay down.” Palmer coach Steve Reynolds said his squad also got a lot out of the contest. “As a coach, I love playing five-game matches,” Reynolds said. “I’m competitive and I like to win them, but they are very valuable even if you lose.” Abby Beck, who had 17 digs, 15 assists, seven kills and three aces, served out four straight points early in Game 1 for a 5-1 lead. Palmer never recovered. “I have some issues with the first game,” Reynolds said. “We played like a team that had been on the bus all day.” But Mariah McNamara, who had a monster night with 19 kills, got the Moose going in Game 2 by serving out the first eight points to spark the victory.

“She’s our leader,” Reynolds said of McNamara, who is in her third year of varsity play. “She leads with her game and she’s our emotional leader.” But the Kards fought right back in Game 3, with Sierra Hall, who had five kills, serving to a 5-0 lead. Palmer cut the gap to 12-11, but three service points from Alexis Baker pushed Kenai to an 18-13 lead and eventual victory. In the fourth game, the Kards were primed for a victory when Alli Steinbeck put down a kill for a 20-14 lead, but Reynolds called timeout and the Moose began to come back, closing with eight of the final nine points of the game. “We tend to be fighters, traditionally, like that,” Reynolds said. “We don’t tend to just crumple up. We’ll get beat, but we’ll get beat fair and square.” In Game 5, neither team led by more than three points. Kenai had match point at 14-13, but a hitting error tied the game up. The Kards also had match point at 15-14, but put the serve out. Kenai saved one match point, but McNamara ended the match with a stuff block. “We had them in Game 4 and we had them in Game 5, we just didn’t finish,” Beck said. “They were swinging to win and we were putting the ball back in play. That’s not good enough at this level.” Beck said the experience can serve as a springboard to better things. “There’s still room to grow,” Beck said. “Games like this show how close we are. “We look forward to practice and working on finishing games like this.” Kiana Harding had eight kills for Kenai, while Amber Walters had 16 assists and Jamie Bagley had 26 digs. For Palmer, Carly Venzke had 25 digs, Allie McPheters had 16 assists and Holly Corbin had a pair of aces. Kenai hosts Colony today at 5:30 p.m., while Palmer travels to play Soldotna at 6 p.m.

Bledsoe back to Suns BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns and point guard Eric Bledsoe have reached agreement on a five-year, $70 million contract, capping a long, sometimes-tense negotiation to keep him in the desert. The deal Wednesday is considerably more than the four-year, $48

million the Suns initially offered but well below the five-year, $80 million-plus maximum contract Bledsoe’s agent, Rich Paul, sought for the restricted free agent. The sides didn’t budge in the negotiations until talks finally progressed in the last few days. “All summer, I knew that I really would be most comfortable coming back to Phoenix because of the great fans.”

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Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig reacts as he rounds first after hitting a solo home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Wednesday in Los Angeles.

Dodgers claim NL West title

Kershaw powers L.A. to win with 21st season win on mound The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw tied a career high with his 21st victory, Yasiel Puig homered to highlight a four-run sixth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers won the NL West title with a 9-1 victory over the secondplace San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night. Fittingly, the Dodgers claimed their second straight division title behind Kershaw (21-3), the probable NL Cy Young Award winner and MVP candidate who has been the catalyst behind their suc-

cess this season. He didn’t pitch lights out — getting called for a balk and wild pitch — and he committed a throwing error in the seventh but he did a little bit of everything, including hitting and fielding to ensure the Dodgers’ celebrated in front of their longtime rivals. ORIOLES 9, YANKEES 5

Jeter went 0 for 4 as the designated hitter in his next-to-last game at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees missed the playoffs in consecutive years for the first time since 1992 and ‘93. The only other time New York missed the playoffs during the retiring captain’s 20-season big league career was in 2008. Cruz had four hits as the Baltimore remained 2 1/2 games behind the Los Angeles Angels for the best record in the AL.

NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter and the Yankees were elimiCUBS 3, CARDINALS 1 nated from postseason contention, beaten by Nelson Cruz and CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Arthe AL East champion Orioles. rieta struck out 10, leading the

Chicago Cubs over St. Louis. The Cardinals kept their 1½-game lead over Pittsburgh in the NL Central. The loss assured NL East champion Washington will open a division series at home. Arrieta (10-5), coming off a one-hit shutout against Cincinnati last week, pitched two-hit ball for seven innings. He also had a tworun triple off John Lackey (3-3). Hector Rondon got his 27th save.


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Jones accused of paying for silence NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) — An Oklahoma woman says in a lawsuit that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones paid her for at least four years to prevent her from reporting an alleged sexual assault. Jana Weckerly’s attorney, Thomas Bowers, filed an updated lawsuit Monday that accuses Jones of forcibly touching Weckerly’s genitals and kissing her on the lips without her consent more than 5 years ago, then bullying her into not reporting the alleged attack. The lawsuit seeks more than $1 million in damages. Jones has denied Weckerly’s allegations and the Cowboys on Wednesday referred to an earlier statement from Jones attorney Levi McCathern calling

the claims “completely false.” “This is nothing more than an attempt to embarrass and extort Jerry Jones,” McCathern said in the statement made immediately after the lawsuit was initially filed Sept. 8. Bowers did not return a phone message Wednesday afternoon. Both sides have cited a gag order issued in the case since the suit was first filed as reason for declining additional comment. The updated version of the lawsuit filed this week, parts of which were blacked out when publicly released per a judge’s order, claims Jones and the Cowboys sent money to Weckerly’s bank account from 2009 until at least July 2013. The lawsuit says her bank records can prove the payments occurred, though no records are included in her court filing. C




She also accused Jones, the Cowboys and a longtime lawyer for Jones of taking her cell phone’s memory card, which contained photos that were then leaked and posted on the Internet. A hearing on Friday is expected to address whether the lawsuit was filed too late due to a 5-year statute of limitations. Weckerly’s updated lawsuit accuses Jones of working to keep her from reporting the assault until after the statute of limitations expired. A Dallas police spokesman on Wednesday said he could not confirm whether an assault was reported to police, citing the department’s policies on keeping any such reports confidential if they are filed. The lawsuit does not say where the alleged assault occurred or on what date.

Cassel out for year EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel will miss the season with broken bones in his left foot, and right guard Brandon Fusco will also be out for the rest of the year because of a pectoral muscle injury. The Vikings placed Cassel and Fusco on injured reserve Wednesday. Both players were hurt Sunday at New Orleans. “You work so hard in the offseason to give yourself an opportunity to go out there and play, and then to have it happen this early in the season, especially with the belief that I have in this team, the thoughts of going on and having a lot of success this year, and for it to happen this early is super devastating to me,” Cassel said.





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cCutchen homered for Pittsburgh’s only runs, and the Pirates missed a chance to move up in the NL Central race, falling to Atlanta. The Pirates, who clinched a playoff spot on Tuesday night, stayed 1½ games behind divisionleading St. Louis. Pittsburgh lost for only the fourth time in its last 19 games. Pirates catcher Russell Martin left in the fifth inning with tightness in his left hamstring.

TIGERS 6, WHITE SOX 1 DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander pitched eight impressive innings and the Detroit Tigers clinched a postseason spot, rallying after benches cleared in the sixth inning to beat the White Sox. The Tigers lead the AL Central by two games over Kansas City. Detroit was assured of at least a wild-card spot when Seattle lost.

INDIANS 6, ROYALS 4 CLEVELAND (AP) — Yan Gomes hit a three-run homer, Michael Brantley got three more hits and the Cleveland Indians stayed in the AL wild-card chase for at least one more day by beating Kansas City. A loss would have eliminated the Indians, but after blowing a 3-0 lead, they rallied and moved within 3½ games of Kansas City and Oakland in the wild-card standings. There are four days left in the regular season.

BLUE JAYS 1, MARINERS 0 TORONTO (AP) — Mark Buehrle pitched eight shutout innings to reach 200 innings for the 14th consecutive season, Ryan Goins drove in the only run and the Toronto Blue Jays pushed Seattle closer to playoff elimination. Buehrle (13-10) allowed three hits, walked one and struck out 10, one shy of his season high. He left to his second standing ovation of the night after Chris Taylor’s leadoff single in the ninth. He finished the season with 202 innings.

ANGELS 5, ATHLETICS 4 OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Howie Kendrick doubled and drove in three runs, and the AL West champion Los Angeles Angels held off the playoff-hopeful Oakland Athletics.

The A’s and Kansas City are tied for the AL wild-card spot. Angels star Mike Trout left the game before the top of the fifth with a stomach illness.

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BREWERS 5, REDS 0 CINCINNATI (AP) — Kyle Lohse pitched a two-hitter and drove in a run as the Milwaukee Brewers forestalled elimination from the playoffs with a win over Cincinnati. Lohse (13-9) gave up a pair of singles by Jack Hannahan in his second shutout of the season.

PHILLIES 2, MARLINS 1 MIAMI (AP) — Kyle Kendrick pitched seven innings, had three hits and drove in a run, Jonathan Papelbon closed in his first appearance since being suspended and the Philadelphia Phillies beat Miami. Papelbon, who completed a seven-game suspension Sunday, earned his 38th save in 42 chances with a scoreless ninth. Major League Baseball penalized Papelbon because he made a lewd gesture and then bumped an umpire after blowing a save against the Marlins on Sept. 14.

RED SOX 11, RAYS 3 BOSTON (AP) — Anthony Ranaudo pitched seven strong innings, and Garin Cecchini hit his first major league home run to help the fifth-place Boston Red Sox beat the fourth-place Tampa Bay. Ranaudo (4-3) allowed two runs on six hits and a walk, striking out two to snap a three-game losing streak. The victory was the 69th of the season for the defending AL East and World Series champions, who need one more win to beat their total from 2012 — their only season under Bobby Valentine.

RANGERS 5, ASTROS 1 ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Lisalverto Bonilla became the first pitcher in Rangers history to win his first three career starts with a victory over the Astros. Bonilla (3-0), promoted Sept. 2 from Triple-A Round Rock, allowed four hits and struck out seven in six scoreless innings.

PADRES 4, ROCKIES 3 SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joe Wieland earned his first big league win, and Tommy Medica hit a three-run home run and a replayaided double to lead the Padres to a victory against Colorado in their home finale.

East Division W L Pct GB x-Baltimore 95 63 .601 — New York 81 77 .513 14 Toronto 81 77 .513 14 Tampa Bay 76 82 .481 19 Boston 69 89 .437 26 Central Division z-Detroit 88 70 .557 — Kansas City 86 72 .544 2 Cleveland 83 76 .522 5½ Chicago 72 86 .456 16 Minnesota 68 90 .430 20 West Division x-Los Angeles 98 61 .616 — Oakland 86 72 .544 11½ Seattle 83 75 .525 14½ Houston 69 90 .434 29 Texas 65 93 .411 32½ z-clinched playoff berth x-clinched division Wednesday’s Games Baltimore 9, N.Y. Yankees 5 Detroit 6, Chicago White Sox 1 Minnesota 2, Arizona 1 L.A. Angels 5, Oakland 4 Toronto 1, Seattle 0 Cleveland 6, Kansas City 4 Boston 11, Tampa Bay 3 Texas 5, Houston 1 Thursday’s Games Seattle (Wilhelmsen 3-2) at Toronto (Da.Norris 0-0), 12:07 p.m. Baltimore (Gausman 7-7) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 11-9), 3:05 p.m. Minnesota (May 3-5) at Detroit (Scherzer 17-5), 3:08 p.m. Tampa Bay (Hellickson 1-4) at Boston (Webster 4-3), 3:10 p.m. Oakland (Hammel 2-6) at Texas (Lewis 10-14), 4:05 p.m. Kansas City (Shields 14-8) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 9-10), 4:10 p.m.

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East Division W L Pct x-Washington 92 64 .590 Atlanta 77 81 .487 New York 76 81 .484 Miami 75 82 .478 Philadelphia 72 86 .456 Central Division z-St. Louis 88 71 .553 z-Pittsburgh 86 72 .544 Milwaukee 81 77 .513 Cincinnati 73 85 .462 Chicago 71 88 .447 West Division z-Los Angeles 91 68 .572 San Francisco 85 73 .538 San Diego 76 82 .481 Colorado 66 93 .415 Arizona 63 96 .396 z-clinched playoff berth x-clinched division

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Wednesday’s Games Minnesota 2, Arizona 1 N.Y. Mets at Washington, ppd., rain Milwaukee 5, Cincinnati 0 Philadelphia 2, Miami 1 Atlanta 6, Pittsburgh 2 Chicago Cubs 3, St. Louis 1 San Diego 4, Colorado 3 L.A. Dodgers 9, San Francisco 1 Thursday’s Games Milwaukee (Gallardo 8-10) at Cincinnati (Holmberg 1-2), 8:35 a.m. N.Y. Mets (Gee 7-8) at Washington (Treinen 2-3), 9:05 a.m., 1st game Philadelphia (D.Buchanan 6-8) at Miami (Koehler 9-10), 12:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Za.Wheeler 11-10) at

Washington (G.Gonzalez 9-10), 3:05 p.m., 2nd game Pittsburgh (Volquez 12-7) at Atlanta (Hale 4-4), 3:10 p.m. San Diego (Cashner 5-7) at San Francisco (Y.Petit 5-5), 6:15 p.m. All Times ADT Orioles 9, Yankees 5 Bal. NY

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B.Norris, Tom.Hunter (7), Matusz (7), Brach (8), McFarland (8), O’Day (8) and C.Joseph; Greene, Huff (4), Whitley (6), D.Phelps (8), Claiborne (9) and Cervelli. WСB.Norris 15-8. LСGreene 5-4. SvСO’Day (4). HRsСNew York, Drew (7), Headley (6), Teixeira (22). Tigers 6, White Sox 1 Chi. Det.

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Sale, Guerra (7), Lindstrom (8), D.Webb (8) and Flowers; Verlander, Soria (9) and Holaday. WСVerlander 15-12. LСGuerra 2-4. Angels 5, Athletics 4 LA 102 010 100—5 9 1 Oak. 000 000 400—4 9 3 H.Santiago, Pestano (6), Morin (7), Thatcher (7), Grilli (7), Salas (8), Street (9) and Iannetta; Lester, Gregerson (8), Doolittle (9) and De.Norris. WСH.Santiago 6-9. LСLester 16-11. SvСStreet (17). Blue Jays 1, Mariners 0 Sea. Tor.

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T.Walker and Zunino; Buehrle, Aa.Sanchez (9) and D.Navarro. WСBuehrle 13-10. LСT.Walker 2-3. SvСAa.Sanchez (3). Red Sox 11, Rays 3 TB Bos.

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Odorizzi, B.Gomes (4), Yates (5), Geltz (6), C.Ramos (7), Beliveau (8) and Casali, J.Molina; Ranaudo, D.Britton (8), Edw.Escobar (9) and Vazquez, D.Butler. WСRanaudo 4-3. LСOdorizzi 1113. HRsСBoston, Cecchini (1). Indians 6, Royals 4 KC Cle.

000 130 000—4 10 0 300 021 00x—6 7 0

J.Vargas, Finnegan (5), Crow (6), Bueno (6), K.Herrera (7), L.Coleman (8), Ti.Collins (8) and S.Perez; Bauer, McAllister (5), Rzepczynski (7), Shaw (8), Allen (9) and R.Perez. WСMcAllister 4-7. LСFinnegan 0-1. SvСAllen (23). HRsСCleveland, Y.Gomes (21). Rangers 5, Astros 1 Hou. 000 000 010—1 5 1 Tex. 000 010 40x—5 6 0 Feldman, Veras (7), De Leon (7) and J.Castro; Bonilla, Ross Jr. (7), Klein (8) and Telis. WСBonilla 3-0. LСFeldman 8-12. HRsСHouston, Villar (7). Texas, Odor (9), Rua (2). Twins 2, D-Backs 1 Ari. Min.

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Nuno, Delgado (6), E.Marshall (8)

and Bo.Wilson; P.Hughes, Burton (9) and K.Suzuki. WСP.Hughes 16-10. LСNuno 0-7. SvСBurton (3). Phillies 2, Marlins 1 Phi. 000 000 110—2 9 0 Mia. 000 000 100—1 7 0 K.Kendrick, Giles (8), Papelbon (9) and Nieves, Ruiz; Hand, Hatcher (8), A.Ramos (8), Capps (9) and Mathis. W_K.Kendrick 1013. L_Hatcher 0-3. Sv_Papelbon (38). Brewers 5, Reds 0 Mil. 000 110 030—5 6 0 Cin. 000 000 0 00—0 2 1 Lohse and Lucroy; Corcino, Hoover (5), Villarreal (7), Dennick (8), LeCure (9) and Mesoraco, Barnhart. W_Lohse 13-9. L_Corcino 0-2. Braves 6, Pirates 2 Pit. 000 020 0 00—2 9 0 Atl. 022 200 0 0x—6 11 1 Locke, J.Gomez (5), LaFromboise (5), Ju.Wilson (6), Axford (7), Pimentel (8) and R.Martin, C.Stewart; Teheran, Varvaro (6), Jaime (7), Shreve (7), Russell (8), J.Walden (9), Kimbrel (9) and Bethancourt. W_Teheran 14-13. L_Locke 7-6. Sv_Kimbrel (45). HRs_Pittsburgh, A.McCutchen (25). Atlanta, J.Upton (28). Cubs 3, Cardinals 1 S.L. 000 010 0 00—1 5 0 Chi. 000 200 01x—3 7 1 Lackey, S.Freeman (7), Maness (7), Choate (8), C.Martinez (8) and Y.Molina; Arrieta, Strop (8), H.Rondon (9) and W.Castillo. W_ Arrieta 10-5. L_Lackey 3-3. Sv_H. Rondon (27). Padres 4, Rockies 3 Col. 100 002 0 00—3 7 0 S.D. 300 100 0 0x—4 6 1 Flande, Masset (5), Scahill (6), Brothers (6), Belisle (6), Nicasio (8), Friedrich (8) and Rosario; Wieland, R.Alvarez (6), Vincent (7), Quackenbush (8), Benoit (9) and A.Moore. W_Wieland 1-0. L_Flande 0-6. Sv_Benoit (10). HRs_Colorado, Blackmon (19). San Diego, Medica (9). Dodgers 9, Giants 1 S.F. 001 000 0 00—1 9 1 L.A. 000 014 04x—9 8 1 T.Hudson, J.Lopez (6), Machi (6), Affeldt (7), Cordier (8), J.Gutierrez (8), Heston (8) and Susac; Kershaw, Br.Wilson (9) and A.Ellis. W_Kershaw 21-3. L_T.Hudson 9-13. HRs_Los Angeles, Puig (16).

football NFL Standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East Buffalo New England Miami N.Y. Jets South Houston Indianapolis

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Thursday, Sep. 25 N.Y. Giants at Washington, 4:25 p.m. Sunday, Sep. 28 Green Bay at Chicago, 9 a.m. Buffalo at Houston, 9 a.m. Tennessee at Indianapolis, 9 a.m. Carolina at Baltimore, 9 a.m. Detroit at N.Y. Jets, 9 a.m. Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, 9 a.m. Miami vs. Oakland at London, 9 a.m. Jacksonville at San Diego, 12:05 p.m. Philadelphia at San Francisco, 12:25 p.m. Atlanta at Minnesota, 12:25 p.m. New Orleans at Dallas, 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sep. 29 New England at Kansas City, 4:30 p.m. All Times ADT Open: Arizona, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Seattle, St. Louis

Transactions BASEBALL American League DETROIT TIGERS С Reinstated RHP Anibal Sanchez from the 15day DL. OAKLAND ATHLETICS С Extended their player development contract with Beloit (MWL) through the 2016 season. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association LOS ANGELES LAKERS С Signed G Ronnie Price. MIAMI HEAT С Named Phil Weber coach of Sioux Falls (NBADL). Reassigned Octavio De La Grana to player development coach for Sioux Falls and director of minor league operations. PHOENIX SUNS С Agreed to terms with G Eric Bledsoe on a five-year contract. SACRAMENTO KINGS С Released G Scotty Hopson. FOOTBALL National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS С Released RB Jalen Parmele. Signed DT Bruce Gaston from Miami’s practice squad. Re-signed P Drew Butler to the practice squad. Released DT Christian Tupou from the practice squad.

DETROIT LIONS С Signed LB Josh Byrnes from Baltimore’s practice squad and DB Josh Victorian to the practice squad. MINNESOTA VIKINGS С Signed TE Chase Ford and OL Austin Wentworth from the practice squad and QB McLeod BethelThompson and TE Ryan Otten to the practice squad. Placed QB Matt Cassel and G Brandon Fusco on injured reserve. NEW YORK JETS С Signed CB LeQuan Lewis from the practice squad. Signed CB Marcus Williams to the practice squad. OAKLAND RAIDERS С Placed S Tyvon Branch on injured reserve. Claimed S Brandian Ross off waivers from Miami. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS С Signed DE T.J. Fatinikun, LB Shayne Skov and FB Ian Thompson to the practice squad. HOCKEY National Hockey League DETROIT RED WINGS С Agreed to terms with D Joe Hicketts on a three-year, entry-level contract. LOS ANGELES KINGS С Reassigned D Jacob Middleton and Roland McKeown, Cs Michael Amadio and Jake Marchment, LW Matthew Mistele and RW Spencer Watson to their junior teams. Released G Brandon Maxwell, D Stephen Harper and Cs Taylor Burke and Conor McGlynn. NEW JERSEY DEVILS С Assigned G Anthony Brodeur to Gatineau (QMJHL), D Ryan Rehill to Kamloops (WHL) and Fs Brandon Baddock to Edmonton (WHL), Connor Chatham to Plymouth (OHL), Ryan Kujawinski to Kingston (OHL) and John Quenneville to Brandon (WHL). NEW YORK RANGERS С Reassigned Cs Nick Latta, Logan Nelson, Michael St. Croix and Andrew Yogan; RWs Michael Kantor, Richard Nejezchleb and Josh Nicholls; D Troy Donnay and Sam Noreau; Fs Paxton Leroux and Chris McCarthy; and Mackenzie Skapski to Hartford (AHL) and D Ryan Graves, Ryan Mantha and Daniel Walcott; Cs Keegan Iverson and Adam Tambellini; and G Brandon Halverson to their junior teams. Released LW Nathan Burns and D Dallas Valentine from tryout agreements. WINNIPEG JETS С Re-assigned D Jan Kostalek to Rimouski (QMJHL), D Nelson Nogier to Saskatoon (WHL), C Chase De Leo to Portland (WHL), C Jimmy Lodge to Saginaw (OHL), RW Axel Blomqvist to Victoria (WHL) and G Eric Comrie to Tri-City (WHL). COLLEGE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON С Named J.D. Powell director of men’s basketball operations. FELICIAN С Announced the resignation of men’s soccer coach Roger Stephens. Promoted men’s assistant soccer coach Erik Kotynski men’s interim soccer coach. HOLY CROSS С Agreed to terms with women’s basketball coach Bill Gibbons on a four-year contract extension. LIMESTONE С Named Karl Reed assistant wrestling coach. NJIT С Named Dino Presley men’s assistant basketball coach and Jared Czech director of bas- C ketball operations.











Pigskin Pick‘em

Peninsula Clarion, Thursday, September 25, 2014


NFL Week 4: Quick turnaround for teams BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer





Nothing is worse than being hit by a slew of injuries in a Sunday game. Except, of course, having to then play on Thursday. Just ask the Washington Redskins. Washington listed nearly a dozen players on its injury report heading into the primetime NFC East matchup with the Giants. Still, Washington, tied for No. 23 in the AP Pro32 with Cleveland, is a 3 1-2 point favorite over the No. 25 Giants. On defense alone, cornerback DeAngelo Hall went out for the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon suffered in the loss to Philadelphia. While nickel cornerback Tracy Porter (hamstring) could be back after missing the first three games, safety Duke Ihenacho broke his left foot and is done for the year. End Jason Hatcher has a hamstring injury, and linebacker Brian Orakpo will wear a large cast to protect a torn ligament in his left middle finger. The offense, of course, is without quarterback Robert Griffin III (dislocated ankle), although Kirk Cousins has stepped in and performed well. Top running back Alfred Morris missed a portion of the Eagles game with a knee issue, but returned and seems OK. Tight end Jordan Reed (hamstring) missed the Philly game, and guard Shawn Lauvao probably will sit out Thursday night, too. And now, a short week. “Now it’s a matter of getting plays installed Monday morning and getting players out there and practicing them,” coach Jay Gruden said. “We’re going through the same process, we just have got to do it a lot faster. You have got to watch film a little bit faster, you have got to go through the plays a little bit faster, you have got to write

down the plays faster. Yeah, it’s tough. I’m a little jittery right now. I’ve had 17 cups of coffee.” The caffeine will keep Gruden alert, but the injuries will keep the Redskins from winning. UPSET SPECIAL: GIANTS, 30-27 No. 26 Miami (minus 4 1-2) vs. No. 30 Oakland at London At least Raiders collected thousands of frequent flyer miles to get beaten in Foxborough, and now at Wembley. BEST BET, DOLPHINS 20-10 No. 17 Green Bay (minus 1) at No. 8 Chicago Packers on brink of becoming irrelevant. Desperation pays off. PACKERS, 24-21 No. 16 New Orleans (minus 3) at No. 19 Dallas

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File

In this Nov. 20, 2011, file photo, fireworks burst at FedEx Field before an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys in Landover, Md.

COLTS, 31-13 Saints, a mediocre road team, nearly won twice away from New Orleans. Third time No. 32 Jacksonville (plus 13) at No. 6 San Diego is a charm ... SAINTS, 32-31 Time to start noticing what’s going on with Bolts. CHARGERS, 31-13 No. 13 Atlanta (minus 3) at No. 28 Minnesota No. 4 Philadelphia (plus 5 Falcons, a mediocre road 1-2) at No. 15 San Francisco team, are favorites, showing Two teams headed in oppohow far Vikings have tumbled. site directions. That trend ends FALCONS, 28-20 here. 49ERS, 23-21 No. 18 Buffalo (plus 3) at No. 20 Houston No. 7 New England (minus Hard to believe winner of 3 1-2) at No. 22 Kansas City, this will be 3-1. Monday night TEXANS, 21-20 Patriots burned us as Best Bet last week. So avoiding No. 27 Tennessee (plus 7 1-2) such an emphatic pick now. at No. 14 Indianapolis PATRIOTS, 20-17 Time for Colts to reassert they are AFC South’s best No. 12 Carolina (plus 3) at No. 9 Baltimore team.

Steelers exposed Panthers’ run defense, and Ravens also can ground it out when needed. RAVENS, 20-16 No. 10 Detroit (minus 1 1-2) at No. 22 New York Jets Unless Jets find a pass rush, Megatron will destroy them. LIONS, 27-22 No. 31 Tampa Bay (plus 7 1-2) at No. 11 Pittsburgh No way Tampa coach Lovie Smith allows another poor performance like debacle at Atlanta. STEELERS, 23-17 2014 RECORD: Against spread: This week (5-11); Season (18-26-3). Straight up: This week (10-6); Season (28-20) Best Bet: 1-2 against spread, 2-1 straight up. Upset special: 3-0 against spread, 2-1 straight up.





Giants-Redskins ready for action WASHINGTON (AP) — The New York Giants and Washington Redskins dragged their sore bodies out of bed this week knowing that the next game would be only four days after the previous one. Both teams also know that their respective 1-2 starts won’t cut it if the NFC East-leading Philadelphia Eagles are going to keep coming from behind to win every game. So never mind the fact that no one seems to like the idea of playing a Thursday night game, or that Redskins coach Jay Gruden joked that he was “jittery” this week because of the “17 cups of coffee” he had consumed just to accommodate the cramped preparation schedule. Neither team can afford to

coast through this one and fall two games off the pace. “You fall too far behind the 8-ball this early in the season, it’s going to be tough sledding,” Gruden said, “and we’re already behind the 8-ball at 1-2.” New York defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka said the first thing coach Tom Coughlin said upon walking into the meeting room this week was: “In the division, in the division, in the division.” The Giants, who started 0-2 before beating the Houston Texans on Sunday, are playing their first NFC East game of the season. “We didn’t start the season the way we wanted to,” said New York’s Eli Manning, who has struggled to find a comfort zone with first-year offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo’s playbook.





A-12 Peninsula Clarion, Thursday, September 25, 2014

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as the sports complex overhaul, then he may designate funds specifically for the proposal. Usually the legislative priorities are approved in late October or the beginning of November, Dixson said. Prioritizing early may give the projects a better chance at receiving funding on the state level. Dixson said with the plan to use the complex as a shelter or center of command for natural disasters such as the Funny River Horse Trail wildfire, the governor may consider allocating funding for the project. Murphy said she had concerns on whether or not the expanded facility would be able to make enough additional revenue to make up for increased maintenance, staffing and utility costs. Parks and Recreation Director Andrew Carmichael said it is unlikely the investment would be directly returned. “The only thing worse than a rink is a pool,” Carmichael said.

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identified as a firearms instructor and expresses frustration with Begich. “How do you vote for Barack Obama’s anti-gun judges and still say you support the Second Amendment?” she asks. The ad ends with a picture of Sullivan helping one of his daughters as she takes aim with a rifle. “Dan Sullivan is proud to have the support of gun owners and NRA members from across Alaska who are fed up with Mark Begich’s votes for President Obama’s anti-gun judicial nominees,” Sullivan spokesman Mike Anderson said in an emailed statement. Begich countered that gun ownership in Alaska “means hunting to put food on the table, self-defense and recreation.

‘We’re ahead of the game, and trying to be proactive. The city is eagerly seeking state funding to make it a reality.’ — Soldotna City Engineer Kyle Kornelis Dixson said he views the complex as a public service, much like the Joyce K. Carver Soldotna Public Library. The city makes virtually no money off of the service, but its function is invaluable in the community, he said. The ten projects that made it onto the priorities draft Kornelis presented at a public work session Wednesday were taken directly from Soldotna’s Five Year Capital Plan FY20152019, he said. The council will review the plan and vote on the resolution at its Oct. 15 meeting. Kelly Sullivan can be reached at

One of the strongest differences between my opponent and me are our records, and my rating from the NRA reflects that.” In weighing judicial nominees, Begich said he always considers a broad set of issues, including Alaskans’ right to privacy from government wiretapping and the need to protect the rights of Alaska’s women. At the time of Sotomayor’s confirmation in 2009, Begich said he made clear Alaskans’ strongly held views on the right to bear arms and said he was convinced she would not be an activist judge. In 2010, Begich made similar comments about Kagan. The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund has endorsed Republican U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner over Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in Colorado, and Republican Thom Tillis over Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in North Carolina.

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production of LNG in the U.S. is now more than 50 percent less expensive on an energyequivalent basis than marine residual fuel and marine distillate fuel,” Doyle said. “It is projected that this relative price advantage will continue, and even increase, through 2035. This has opened up an opportunity for significant annual fuel cost savings when converting marine vessels that use petroleum fuel to natural gas operation.” The findings come as large vessel operators attempt to comply with tougher near-shore emissions regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency known as the Emission Control Area, or ECA. Enacted by the U.S. and Canada in 2012 within the structure of the International Maritime Organization pollution prevention treaty known as Marpol, the ECA currently requires ships operating within 200 miles of the U.S. and Canadian coasts to burn fuels containing less than 1 percent sulfur. On Jan. 1, 2015, the requirement tightens to allow only more expensive fuels with less than 0.1 percent sulfur content. Cruise companies and marine transporters alike have said the fuel restrictions will significantly increase their operating costs, burdens they will have to pass on to their customers. Some vessel operators have agreed to add sulfur “scrubbers” to their ships as a way to

filter emissions and continue burning standard fuels. Totem Ocean Trailer Express Inc., or TOTE, one of two companies that offer regular freight service to the Port of Anchorage, is switching the M/V Midnight Sun and North Star to run on LNG. The 840foot Orca Class freight ships each make one round trip per week between Anchorage and Tacoma, Wash. TOTE originally planned on converting the vessels’ engines to LNG but has ultimately decided to replace them, according to company spokeswoman Tyler Edgar. The Midnight Sun’s engine swap will be done by March 2016, with the North Star following about a year later, Edgar wrote. An agreement with the EPA extended TOTE’s fuel switch deadline to September 2016 because it is making such a drastic, long-term change. Improving the marine LNG infrastructure and developing crew and first responder training are also needed to promote use of the cleaner-burning fuel, according to the report. The infrastructure portion deals mainly with the ways a vessel can be fueled with LNG — truckto-ship, shore-to-ship and shipto-ship. Maritime Commissioner Doyle said shore-to-ship and truck-to-ship are the primary means of refueling in Norway, one of the countries further along in a transition to LNGpowered vessels than the U.S. Truck-to-ship fueling is an acceptable option for small vessels — a standard LNG tanker

Around Alaska Ex-TV reporter speaks at pot hearing ANCHORAGE — A former Anchorage television reporter who quit her job with four-letter send-off got attention again at a public hearing about Alaska’s pot legalization measure. Charlo Greene took the microphone at the Tuesday meeting and aimed criticism at the opposition group, called Big Marijuana Big Mistake. KTUU reports she used an expletive and accused one member of lying to Alaskans. Greene abruptly quit during a live segment Sunday on KTVA. She announced she owned a marijuana business, and





trailer can hold between 10,000 and 13,000 gallons of fuel — and as an interim or start-up solution to test the market before more investments are made, but is not a feasible large-scale option, the report states. While an average tug needing about 25,000 gallons of fuel would mean 2 trucks, a large container vessel capable of carrying 2 million gallons of fuel would require more than LNG trucks to fill it, the report concludes. It notes that trucked LNG is potentially a more dangerous option, as it would add tanker trucks to congested roads in port cities. Additionally, LNG truck drivers might not be dedicated to the refueling process full-time and thus may not be fully aware of risks and regulations associated with the operation. Permanent shoreside facilities have opposite qualities. “Although the (shore-toship) option has great flexibility in the design for transfer rate and volume, it is the least flexible with respect to geography,” the study authors wrote. “It must be sited at a fixed location, relatively close to the dock or jetty. Heat loss from long sections of pipeline and costs of cryogenic-service pipelines necessitate this proximity constraint.” If a ship is required to moor at a dedicated dock to refuel without cargo transfer taking place, the time benefits of shipto-shore fueling would likely evaporate, it states. TOTE’s Edgar wrote that the company is working on

a “phased approach” with its LNG vendors. Eventually, TOTE expects to fuel from shore tanks, but an interim solution has not been determined while that infrastructure is developed in Northern Washington, she wrote. Depending on sea conditions, the Midnight Sun and North Star are projected to use about 400,000 gallons of LNG per round trip. The study also pushes for the adoption of best practices and acceptable risk guidelines for fueling. Establishing safety zones during LNG transfer and effective training regimens for truck drivers will be critical to minimizing risks associated with the highly-flammable fuel, according to the study. An attempt to quantify the risk of actual fueling operations found the truck-to-ship method to be the safest once the LNG is on-site. If a one-in-10,000 chance of fatality for someone continuously involved in LNG fueling is deemed acceptable, a safety zone for truck-to-ship would be 46 meters for other individuals. With shore-to-ship that zone increases to 57 meters, and to 70 meters with shipto-ship operations. The truck-to-ship method is considered the safest while fueling because it involves the smallest amount of fuel. For the other methods, tank rupture is not considered a realistic concern in shore-to-ship. Taking advantage of the mobility of the operations and conducting them away from port facilities could increase ship-to-ship bystander safety.

was devoting her time to advocate for a November ballot issue to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Alaska. Her use of an expletive got her international attention.

Troopers kill black bear near Wasilla home ANCHORAGE — A black bear has been killed after trying to break into a Wasilla home. KTVA reports 32-year-old Greg Kasachev called troopers late Tuesday evening, saying he shot and wounded the bear after it tried to get through multiple doors at his home. He also said the bear would not leave the area. Responding troopers tracked the bear and killed the bear. The carcass was given to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. — The Associated Press C





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What’s Happening Best Bet 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, Friday and Saturday 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 p.m., dinner will be at 7 p.m. and the show will start at 8 p.m. 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.

Events and Exhibits 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 Voices of Alaska Wilderness Art Show celebrating the 50th anniversary of Wilderness with this state-wide travelling art show by artists in residence from around Alaska. The opening reception will be held Oct. 3 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. For more information about the show contact Michelle Ostrowski at 907-260-2839. n Tickets for Triumvirate Theatre’s political satire “Lame Ducks and Dark Horses” will be available online or at the door only. Purchase tickets online at www.triumviratetheatre. org, and click the “buy tickets” button. Tickets will be available at the door, but availability will be limited based on what has already sold online. There will be no reserves offered. The show will run October 24, 25, 31 and November 1.






n Veronica’s cafe in old town Kenai has open mic starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday and live music with Ray Mabrey 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 at 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 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.

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udience members attending the Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, will find themselves amidst a séance, complete with disembodied voices, ghosts and a fortune teller to stir the pot. Frontier Community Services and the Kenai Senior Connection Inc. are hosting the play titled “Murder by Magic,” for their annual fundraiser. The audience-participation Murder Mystery by Eileen Moushey, will not only require onlookers to assist the character of Simone The Psychic contact the dead, but it will be up to them to find out who murdered one of those very spirits. Audience participation will be heavily emphasized, said director and hostess of “Murder by Magic,” Ann Shirnberg. After some thought, she said the performance will resemble a giant, real life version of the Clue board game. Between meals, the audience will be fact-finding, and whoever guesses the mur-

derer first will receive prizes, Shirnberg said. The answer will be revealed in the final act after dessert, she said. “It is a lot of fun,” Shirnberg said. “The play is comedic, and actors have a great time with it.” It is a tradition for the Senior Center to host the dinner theater, Shirnberg said. Frontier became involved five years ago, and it has been just as successful ever since, she said. Due to the content, the play is intended for adults and not suited for young audiences, Shirnberg said. Sometimes parents will bring their older teenagers. Regardless, Shirnberg said, “the play usually sells out.” Each ticket is $40, Shirnberg expects more than 100 people will make it through the doors of the senior center to take part in the interactive performance. The local actors and actresses in this year’s play have been preparing since Sept. 2, Shirnberg said. The cast includes Terri ZopfSchoessler, Yvette Tappana, Tim Tucker, Natalie Tucker, Ian McEwen and Donna Shirnberg who will play the siblings,

daughter, lovers and friends who make up the rest of the characters involved in the mysterious séance, she said. Many of the actors are well known in the community, have acted in previous dinner plays, and some have backgrounds with the Kenai Performers and Triumvirate Theatre, Shirberg said. It is a quick turnaround, Shirberg said. Actors are given the script at the beginning of the month and rehearse three times a week until public performances begin. On the dinner menu is a fruit, cheese and cracker platter appetizer, the entree is chicken Wellington, a zucchini, red pepper and mushroom medley, rosemary baby potatoes, dinner roll and for dessert is strawberry crepes. Doors at the Kenai Senior Center will open at 6 p.m., dinner will be at 7 p.m. and the show will start at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at Charlotte’s Restaurant in Kenai and River City Books in Soldotna. Kelly Sullivan can be reached at kelly.

You know all about Santa Bookworm Sez Sorry to say, but know all about Santa. Yeah, you learned the truth about the Jolly Old Elf years ago, but you let your younger sibs believe. Same with the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy: get past grade school and you’re a little old for that stuff. So if, in the new book “Skink – No Surrender” by Carl Hiaasen, fourteen-yearold Richard Sloan said he met a one-eyed, bearded, beak-wearing man-bear on a Florida beach, who’d believe him? Malley was almost never late. It’s true that she was a rebel and gave her parents plenty of grief, but late? No, Richard Sloan knew his cousin Mal hated tardiness, which is why he was surprised when she didn’t show up on their nightly turtle nest hunt.

Figuring that Malley was grounded (again), Richard decided to scout for egglaying loggerheads anyhow. He was sitting next to a turtle nest when he saw a drinking straw poking out of the ground – right before the sand exploded and a gigantic man burst from the beach, scaring the daylights out of Richard. The guy was well over six feet tall, with different colored eyes pointing in different directions. He was wearing an ancient army jacket, camo pants, and vulture beaks tied in his long, scraggly beard. When he said his name was Clint Tyree, Richard couldn’t wait to Google it. It turned out that Clint Tyree, college football star and Vietnam vet, had somehow gotten elected to the Florida governor’s office years ago. Halfway through his term, he disappeared. Rumors said he lived

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Markets, fairs and bazaars n The Central Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary Annual Holiday Bazaar will be held Dec. 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Dec. 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The bazaar will be held in the Denali Conference Room at the hospital. Anyone interested in participating in the bazaar as a vendor is encouraged to apply. Applications can be picked up at the Care Package Gift Shop at the hospital, or by contacting Volunteer Coordinator Jim Childers at 714-4543. Vendor applications are due October 7. n The Soldotna Library Friends will be hosting a free Harvest Faire at the library on October 4 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. See ARTS, page B-2



Winter Planning Dee Rusin, Kenai

Migratory patterns have begun Humans head South on the run Desert dwelling in the Sun Large hoofed animals move around Seeking out fertile ground Where they can roam or hunker down Well fed hibernators cave away Mostly snoozing night and day Dreaming of Spring’s warming light Berries and salmon to delight Many birds have flown South Those who stay swoop in and out Hiding nibbles all about Larger birds prepare to stay Securing a nest or hideaway Near unsuspecting smaller prey As for me I’ll stay right here Hot chocolate and marshmallows in tow Observing nature’s movie show 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.

AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Atsushi Nishijima

This photo shows Liam Neeson, as Matt Scudder, in a scene from the film, “A Walk Among the Tombstones.”

“A Walk Among the Tombstones” — on the trail of two psychos “A Walk Among the Tombstones” Universal Pictures 1 hour 54 minutes The big movie this week was the YA scifi thriller “The Maze Runner,” but after two weeks of young adult misfires and several more scattered throughout the year (I’m looking at you “Divergent”), I just couldn’t do it. I read the series of books the film is based on and, frankly, wasn’t all that impressed. Naturally, since I decided to skip it, “The Maze Runner” is the number one movie in the country and getting relatively good reviews. The one I chose, on the other hand, “A Walk Among the Tombstones,” drew half the audience as did the tale of the maze-running teens, but it was solid, and it’s nice to see a movie made for grownups once in a while. Liam Neeson is Matthew Scudder, an unlicensed private detective working the

R eeling It In C hris J enness mean streets of New York City in 1999. Once a NYPD detective, Scudder washed out after a tragic accident several years earlier. On the wagon now, the private eye solves mysteries and attends AA meetings with equal fervor. When a midlevel drug trafficker named Kenny Kristo contacts him for help finding his wife’s killer, Scudder initially declines, knowing this kind of work only leads to more trouble. But a down at the heels gumshoe can only stay out of the gutter for





so long, and before you know it, Scudder is tracking down leads and the bodies are piling up. It seems our hero’s on the trail of two psychos who enjoy tormenting drug dealers in the worst way. Along the way Scudder enlists the aid of a homeless teenage boy named T.J. to help him do research and navigate the labyrinthine internet which has only just recently become available. The deeper Matt Scudder digs, the darker the case gets, and it quickly becomes obvious that no one is going to escape unscathed. I enjoyed “A Walk Among the Tombstones,” though I’ve had no previous experience with the series of novels from which it draws its hero. Author Lawrence Block has written numerous Matt Scudder novels, though the character has only See REEL, page B-2





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Calle 13 are lead nominees for Latin Grammys By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer

NEW YORK — Calle 13 is heading for Latin Grammy gold: The Puerto Rican band is the top competitor for this year’s awards. Eduardo Cabra of the group is nominated for 10 awards, including producer of the year, while the band is up for nine. The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that producer and songwriter Andres Castro has eight nominations and mastering engineer Tom Coyne has seven. Calle 13 have been Latin Grammy favorites since the band

broke on the scene with their 2005 self-titled debut. “Multiviral,” the band’s fifth album and first to be released on their own label, will compete for album of the year; “Respira El Momento” and “Ojos Color Sol” are up for song and record of the year. Those top three categories have 10 nominees each. Enrique Iglesias’ “Bailando,” a hit on Top 40 radio, is nominated for song and record of the year. Iglesias will compete for a total of five awards — as will the song’s co-star Descemer Bueno — when the show airs live Nov. 20 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Carlos Vives, who was the big winner last year with three Latin Grammys, is nominated for six awards, including album of the year. Others competing for the latter award include Marc Anthony, Ruben Blades, Camila, Paco de Lucia, Jorge Drexler, Fonseca, Jarabe De Palo and the trio of Lila Downs, Nina Pastori and Soledad. Carlos Santana’s “Corazon” was left out of the top category, but will compete for best contemporary pop vocal album. Calle 13’s other nominations include best urban music album, performance and song. The 15th annual Latin Grammys will air on Telemundo. AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa, File

LEFT: In this May 3 photo, Rene Perez, left, of Puerto Rico’s band Calle 13, sings with Ileana Cabra, during a concert in Lago Agrio, Ecuador. Calle 13 scored nine nominations for the 15th Latin Grammy Awards.

Rare Warhol paintings headed to NYC auction By ULA ILNYTZKY Associated Press

NEW YORK — Elvis Presley. Marlon Brando. Andy Warhol. The A-list trifecta of music, film and art is going on the auction block at Christie’s in November. “Triple Elvis (Ferus Type)” and “Four Marlons” rate among Warhol’s most famous portraits. The monumental paintings, each nearly 7 feet high, have never appeared at auction before and could bring a combined total of $130 million when they go up for bid on Nov. 12. Christie’s said they are being sold separately, and estimates

for each were not yet available. The Elvis, executed in ink and silver paint in 1963, depicts the rock ‘n’ roll heartthrob as a cowboy, armed and shooting from the hip. The Brando silkscreen, created three years later, shows the Hollywood actor on a motorcycle and black leather jacket, an image that’s repeated four times. Both are being sold by German casino company WestSpiel, which acquired them in the late 1970s for one of its casinos. “Given the current strength of the market, especially for works by Andy Warhol, it is now the right moment to part from these works,” WestSpiel director Lothar Dunkel said in

a statement. Warhol produced a series of 22 images of Elvis. His “Double Elvis (Ferus Type)” sold for $37 million at Sotheby’s in 2012. The appetite for Warhol works appears unstoppable. Last fall, his “Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)” sold at Sotheby’s for $105.4 million, an auction record for the artist. Brett Gorvy, Christie’s international head of post-war and contemporary art, said Warhol loved repetition and used it “both as a way of creating a narrative ... and a way of really commenting on society.” The repetition in “Triple El-

vis,” also had a cinematic feel, said Gorvy, adding, “You have that sense of cinematic motion of ultimately the gun shooting while it’s a static image.” Gorvy called the Brando extremely rare, with only one other four-times Brando in the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen. A “Double Marlon” sold at Christie’s for $32.5 million in 2008. “What’s fantastic about this is it’s painted on raw linen. So where the silver Elvis is painted on a sprayed surface, here the silk screen is literally impregnated into the raw linen,” said Gorvy. “It’s the only time that Warhol really tried this.”

AP Photo/Christie’s

This undated photo shows Andy Warhol’s “Four Marlons, “ which is going on the auction block at Christie’s this November.

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entertainment by Bull Don and The Moose Nuggets, juggling demonstrations, scavenger hunt, face painting, and other free activities. Basket auction and bake sale. Baskets are currently on display at the library. Kids need to bring their favorite adult. n The Farmers Fresh Market is open every Tuesday, 3-6 p.m., in the parking lot of the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank on KBeach Road at Community College Drive. The market features local food producers and a kids’ activity booth. For updates on what is in season, see the Farmers Fresh Market page on Facebook. Interested vendors can contact Market Manager Dan Funk at 382-0210. n The Soldotna Wednesday Market is open Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Peninsula Center Mall. n Table space is available for the 2nd Annual Craft Bazaar at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Kenai on October 10 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and October 11 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Any questions or for a table space application please contact Karen at 907-350-0843 or Joan at 907-283-2020. n The Sterling Community Center invites artists, crafters, and vendors to participate in its Fall Craft & Vendor Fair to be held October 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the SC Center. $30 for a space, $10 to rent a table. Limit 1 vendor per product line. Visit for a registration form, or stop by the Sterling Community Center in person. Call 262-7224 or email for more information.


AP Photo/Farm Security Administration; Dorothea Lange

n Call Orca Theaters at 262-7003 for listings and times. n Call Kambe Cinemas at 283-4554 for listings and times.

Down the Road n The Pratt Museum in Homer is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. For more information and a schedule of events, visit Submissions may be emailed to The deadline is 5 p.m. Mondays.

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fact, but after reading this book you’ll wish that Skink did. I mean, what can you say about an old guy who eats road kill, barely bathes, is moral and kind, but hates trouble? “Weirdly addictive.” That’s what you can say because author Carl Hiaasen’s main man – here in a teen novel for the first time – is someone you can’t resist. Indeed, the title character in “Skink – No Surrender” is outrageously, appealingly wild and the story is rompish with a surprisingly keen element of suspense, which will keep readers laughing and turning pages. Adult fans of Skink will run to find this book, but it’s mostly meant for readers age 14 and up. Still, you know you want it because “Skink – No Surrender” will make you say ho-ho-ho.

lived in the wilderness as a hermit called Skink; one post said Skink was dead, but Richard knew that wasn’t true. He’d met Clint “Skink” Tyree. And Skink knew where Malley was. She’d lied to her parents when she said she was leaving early for boarding school, and had instead run away with a man with a strange alias. But now there was trouble, few clues to her whereabouts, and a lot of places to hide in Florida’s Gulf Coast. Riding with Skink in a plain gray car heading north, Richard hoped the governor knew all that. And he hoped they weren’t too late… The Bookworm is Terri So you’ve known the truth about Santa for a few years: Schlichenmeyer. Email her at the dude doesn’t exist. It’s a

In this October 1939 photo from the Farm Security Administration; five members of the Ola Self-Help Sawmill; from left; Leonard Carlock; Don Holford; Roy Carlock; Richard Michaels and unidentified man; stand in front of a loaded log truck in northern Gem County; Idaho. Photographer Dorothea Lange was sent to the small community to document the 36-member cooperative that established the mill four years earlier. The FSA photo project was part of a massive propaganda effort meant to build support for President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal programs.

Depression-era photographer’s work on display COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Iconic images from the Great Depression are on display in a Cooperstown museum’s exhibit featuring the work of a prominent American photographer. More than 50 photographs taken by Dorothea Lange during the 1930s are on display at the Fenimore Art Museum

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made it to the screen once before, played by Jeff Bridges in “8 Million Ways to Die” way back in 1986. Liam Neeson is great playing a kind of worldweary badass, but here he leaves most of the violence to the bad guys, unlike his Bryan Mills character from the “Taken” movies. That Liam Neeson turns in a solid performance is not news, but I was more surprised to see a familiar heartthrob in a wholly unexpected role. Dan Stevens, until lately of “Downtown C




through the end of the year. Lange’s black-and-white photos of migrant workers, destitute farm families and Dust Bowl life have become part of the nation’s collective imagery of the Depression. Her work led to her employment with President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Farm Security Administration, which

Abbey” fame where he played the e’er sought after Matthew Crawley, is drug dealer Kenny Kristo, a role he brings weight and emotional heft to. Using a flawless American accent and going from blonde to brunette, Stevens fairly disappears in the role and winds up being one of the best parts of the movie. You can next see Stevens in the thriller, “The Guest,” from the people who brought you the surprise horror hit, “You’re Next.” I don’t know if the movie’s any good, but the trailer is pretty creepy. The meat of “Tombstones” is just fine. The film isn’t going to set the world on fire, but it’s a well-acted, well-

hired photographers to document the struggles facing millions of Americans in rural areas. Michelle Murdock, the museum’s director of exhibitions, will give a lecture on the exhibit on Wednesday. The exhibit, titled “Dorothea Lange’s America,” runs through Dec. 31.

written noir-ish thriller, and you could do a lot worse on a Friday night at the movies. I was a little disappointed, however, that some of the deeper themes never really hit home. The AA, aspect, for one, feels kind of tacked on. As I understand it, in the novels, this element of Scudder’s life is integral, but here it felt a little forced. Also, the film’s timeframe is completely wasted. Setting the film in 1999 offers a great chance to ramp up the fear factor in the film by playing it against the mounting panic that some were experiencing leading up to Y2K. Instead, it becomes merely window dressing, playing out

in billboards and newspaper articles in the background. The Y2K phobia does provide our killers with a chance for a creepy line, which becomes the tagline for the film, but it’s never explored to any depth, making the 1999 setting a little pointless. Those issues aside, however, “A Walk Among the Tombstones” was definitely a walk worth taking. Grade: B “A Walk Among the Tombstones” is rated R for language, nudity, gruesome violence, and disturbing scenes which suggest torture. Chris Jenness is a freelance graphic designer, artist and movie buff who lives in Nikiski.









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


NIKISKI 3-Bedroom, 2 1/2-baths, large kitchen with island, wood burning stove, 2-car garage. approximately 2000sqft., on 2 acres. Very peaceful, a lot of wildlife. $310,000. (907)776-8487, (907)394-1122.

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K-BEACH/ SOLDOTNA 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 2-car garage. 1.2 acre $195,000. (907)262-3580 Single family residential mobile home, 1268sqft, on 1.06 acres. Property includes a well-maintained, partially fenced yard, along with an untouched treed area. Very private setting with wooded views on all sides. Conveniently located 4 miles from Nikiski High School and 8.5 miles from Captain Cook State Park. Includes a 12 x 12 shed with additional overhead storage, a large fenced dog pen, and is wired for your generator. 100 gallon propane tank, and an above ground 300 fuel tank, private well and septic. All appliances stay. Wonderful investment opportunity. Owners are highly motivated. $65,000. OBO (907)776-7641 call anytime.

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Apartments, Unfurnished 3-BEDROOM 2-bath, fireplace, washer/dryer, 1-car garage. Soldotna, clean 4-plex, near schools. $950. plus utilities. No smoking/ pets. (907)260-5870.

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

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

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Apartments, Unfurnished NEAR VIP Sunny 2-bedroom, 1,100sqft., $950. washer/dryer, Dish TV. carport, utilities included. No Smoking/ No Pets. (907)398-0027. REDOUBT VIEW Soldotna’s best value! Quiet, freshly painted, close to schools. 1-Bedroom from $625. 2-Bedroom from $725. 3-Bedroom, 2-bath, from $825. No pets. (907)262-4359.

Apartments, Furnished 1-KASILOF QUIET Waterfront cabins. Furnished, Dish, WIFI, washer/dryer. Pets OK. $495. + Seasonal. (907)398-6620 KENAI 1-Bedroom, furnished, heat, cable included. No pets. $700. month. (907)283-5203, (907)398-1642. LONGMERE AREA 2-bedroom, Available Now. No smoking/ pets. Washer/dryer, WiFi, all utilities included, $850./ 1st & last month rent plus deposit. (907)262-1790 (907)398-9695 Seasonal TOWNHOUSE Condominium On the River in Soldotna Fully furnished 1-bedroom, cable, from $880. Utilities included. No smoking/ pets. (907)262-7835 SOLDOTNA Furnished 1-Bedroom. Shady Lane Apartments. $725. Heat & cable included. No pets. (907)398-1642, (907)283-5203.

Cabins OCEAN FRONT Cabin, furnished, 1-bedroom, 1-bath, full kitchen, Satellite TV. No smoking/ pets. $800/ Month utilities included plus deposit. (907)262-5561. PRIVATE Furnished Cabin, 1-bedroom, 1-bath, full kitchen, utilities/ Direct TV included. $750. month plus deposit. No smoking/ pets. (907)262-5561

Homes 1-BEDROOM Excellent location cable available. $875. plus utilities. Immaculate. (907)262-7881 3-BEDROOM, 2-BATH, washer/dryer, partially furnished. 1300 plus utilities monthly. No pets/ no smoking. Holt Lamplight. Deposit required. (907)776-6544 WHY RENT ????? Why rent when you can own, many low down & zero down payment programs available. Let me help you achieve the dream of home ownership. Call Now !!! Ken Scott, #AK203469. (907)395-4527 or cellular, (907)690-0220. Alaska USA Mortgage Company, #AK157293.

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Illusion of perfect marriage is shattered by man’s discovery decide whether your wife is capable of being the person you assumed she was, and if staying married to her is the best thing for you.

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HHHHYour imagination could go to extremes as you attempt to infuse a situation with a little more fun and creativity. Understand what is happening with a child or loved one. This person really thrives with your attention, support and caring. Tonight: Pretend that it’s the weekend. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHH Staying close to home might not be as pleasant as you would like. It is likely that someone you need to respond to will demand your feedback, if not your presence. Curb a tendency to go overboard with spending. Tonight: Happiest at home. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHHH Your personality will come out in a presentation or when having a discussion with a loved one. You will be more open to unexpected solutions than to traditional ones. Make sure to return all calls. Tonight: You can be found wherever the action is. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH Sometimes you underestimate how much you have to offer. You could feel as if no one is listening to you. Just because you do not receive the rousing response you desire, it does not mean that you were not heard. Have patience, please. Tonight: Your treat. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH Avoid being scattered at all costs. You might need to place limits on a situation that could irk you or cause you a problem. Your friends will be a major distraction, but one that you will appreciate. Say “yes” to the moment. Tonight: Just don’t be alone! SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

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HHHH You could be inordinately tired, as all the happenings around you could drain you far more than you realize. Try not to overreact. In fact, pull back if you suspect you are withered! Go for a walk, and handle important matters later. Tonight: Make tonight just for you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH You might want to use some of your high energy to help a child or loved one who could be off-kilter. You seem to find solutions where others cannot. Be direct in how you deal with a loved one. Spontaneity is the only path. Tonight: Out and about. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH Be aware of your limits when dealing with a boss, friend or older relative. You could be taken aback by this person’s requests. Someone close, perhaps a family member, will chime right in and make a situation better than it has been. Tonight: Could go till the wee hours. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHHH Take an overview, and understand where others are coming from. Otherwise, what you see happening will make little to no sense. You might just decide to cut off a conversation with a difficult person. Tonight: Have a leisurely visit with a loved one. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHH You will get a better sense of where someone else is coming from. You could discover that a loved one simply might be reacting to you. Laughter will energize both of you and allow more fun. Count your change carefully. Tonight: Go with someone else’s choice.

Jeans leave dentist with the blues Dear Heloise: Please warn your readers — especially those with teenage girls — that certain brands of jeans can cause expensive damage. My friend’s daughter wore a pair to the dentist, sat on his yellow dental chair, and the blue dye was not colorfast and ruined a chair. She received a bill to repair the chair and for his lost wages while it was being repaired. My suggestion: When you first purchase jeans, wet a piece of white cloth and place it on the jeans. If the color transfers, return them to the store. When my friend told us about the dental mishap, another lady with us said she heard of someone damaging a quilt by sitting on it with black leather pants. — Kitty in Sugar Land, Texas Oh my! That’s pretty shocking, and a little crazy! The dentist’s insurance should have paid to get the chair repaired. A bill for lost wages is a stretch, depending how long the chair was out of commission, but maybe he had only one. Yes, most jeans (blue, black, etc.) will transfer (and lose) color over time. New ones are the worst for rubbing off on other materials. Test by rubbing the material with a white cloth or paper towel. You will see blue dye. — Heloise Sewing warning Dear Heloise: Years ago, my daughter stepped on a sewing needle that had gotten lost in the carpet pile. It broke off in her heel. Now when I finish any hand sewing, I knot the ends of the remaining thread together, making it more visible, before replacing the needle in the pincushion. — Anne P. in Ohio


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A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Libra. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014: This year you move into a period where your social life is highlighted. You will network professionally and expand your personal circle as well. You know what you want, and you have the ability to achieve it. Review your long-term goals, as you could discover that you might not want to pursue one of them anymore. If you are single, consider what you want in a relationship. You will have a lot of opportunities to make a match that could work well. If you are attached, the two of you will be seen together more often. You also will manifest a mutual goal that will bring both of you ear-to-ear smiles. LEO always is a good friend to you. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHHSomeonecouldcompareyou to lightning: nearly impossible to stop, with flashes of great ideas. A partner or friend could have a problem dealing with your sparkle and energy. Be gracious about any negative comments. Tonight: Be sensitive to a loved one. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHH Others often expect a lot from you, whether or not you are willing to give it. Your caring could move a personal matter past a problem and help the other party realize that the situation might not be as bad as he or she believes it to be. Tonight: Pace yourself, but make time for the gym. GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

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DEAR ABBY: I always thought that “Lana,” my wife of 14 years, and I had the perfect marriage. When I discovered she was having an affair, it hit me like a train wreck. After many weeks of trying to discover who she really is, I found out she has had several affairs throughout our marriage. I still love my wife and feel I could forgive her and regain my trust in her. The problem is, she says she is trying to recover from her actions, so she can no longer hear about my problems or respond to any of my questions. Lana is now saying I need to see someone to discuss our issues with. We are already seeing a marriage counselor, but I suspect he is too connected to us as a couple. What do you think? — LOST IN LIMBO DEAR IN LIMBO: I think the marriage counselor should have made clear to you and your wife that in order for trust to be rebuilt it takes LOTS of dialogue and listening on the part of both spouses. And painful as it may be for Lana, she owes you the answers to your questions. That said, I think she is correct in suggesting you talk to someone individually. With the help of a licensed psychotherapist — someone who is there JUST FOR YOU — you may be able to rationally

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