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Vol. 45, Issue 2
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014 Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
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Peninsula communities put funds to good use By RASHAH McCHESNEY Peninsula Clarion
In the news No confirmed cases of unusual respiratory illness
JUNEAU (AP) — The manager of Alaska’s infectious disease program says it wouldn’t be surprising if an unusual respiratory illness that has affected children in the Lower 48 is detected soon in Alaska. So far, Dr. Michael Cooper said Alaska has not had any confirmed cases of enterovirus 68. The virus can cause mild to severe illness, with the worst cases needing life support for breathing difficulties. Kids with asthma have been especially vulnerable. The state health department says infection occurs through close contact with someone who is infected or by touching one’s mouth, eyes or nose after touching a contaminated surface. The department says there are no specific anti-viral medications for the illness. To guard against respiratory illnesses, the department recommends good hygiene and getting a flu shot in early fall.
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Sweeping beauty Alika Hammerle sweeps a concrete pad near Sedona Florist Wednesday in Soldotna.
Mayoral candidates report finances Bearup, Navarre outpace Martin on campaign spending By KAYLEE OSOWSKI Peninsula Clarion
As the Oct. 7 municipal election approaches, two candidates for borough mayor have far outspent the third contender for the seat. According to recent reports filed with the Alaska Public Offices Commission, the campaigns for candidates Mike Navarre and Tom Bearup have both made and spent more than $20,000 as of Sept. 27. In seeking re-election to the seat, Navarre’s campaign has raised $29,195 and spent $24,268. Bearup’s campaign income totals $35,692 and he
has spent $30,961, according to a report filed on Tuesday. Candidate Carrol Martin, who filed to be exempt from campaign disclosure reports, said his campaign has spent about $3,400 on radio and newspaper advertising. He said the campaign received some funds, but returned them because he isn’t accepting donations. Exempt candidates cannot raise or spend more than $5,000 while seeking election. According to the commission’s records, Navarre has put $300 toward his campaign. Bearup has contributed $18,000 to his own campaign.
The largest single sum check he filed was for $10,000. However, he filed a notice that he intends to reimburse himself $5,000 of that check, according to commission records. A candidate can file a candidate reimbursement notification within five days of the expense. After the election, candidates can repay themselves. Alaska statute allows candidates to make payments with personal funds and for the campaign to repay them within three days. Navarre made $1,917 in other contributions such as buttons, shirts and pens, to his campaign, and Bearup recorded contributions of advertis-
ing, food, travel, office rent and supplies totaling $5,458 toward his campaign. Campaign expenditures show both have been reimbursed for non-monetary contributions. The seven-day report to the commission prior to Oct. 7 was due on Tuesday and accounted for Sept. 6 through Sept. 27. Campaigns must file 24-hour reports now through Oct. 6 when they receive more than $250 from a single source within 24 hours of receiving a qualifying contribution. Kaylee Osowski can be reached at kaylee.osowski@ peninsulaclarion.com.
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Three vie for Kenai borough assembly seat Jake Thompson
Stories by KELLY SULLIVAN Peninsula Clarion
It’s time again for the 27 qualifying unincorporated communities within the Kenai Peninsula Borough to apply for a portion of the $545,000 in Community Revenue Sharing grant funds available this year. In the past, the state grant funds have been used for everything from scholarships, firefighting equipment, trail maintenance and library supplies to support for food banks and building upkeep. “It’s all community things,” said vice president of the North Peninsula Community Council Dave Phegley, of Nikiski. “It’s just these little things that come up, like the Nikiski Neighbors or maybe a little bit of something to the public food pantry. It’s not a lot of money, it’s not enough to do a lot with, but it’s enough to do something with.” Phegley said the Nikiskibased community council has funded scholarships and bought equipment for schools and other small projects that need money. “They’re just these little things that come up, little pieces of things or people that fall through the cracks of other, larger funding programs,” Phegley said.
Candidate for the Kenai seat on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Grayling Bassett Jake Thompson is running to provide a balanced and fiscally conservative For Kenai resident Grayling Basvoice to the assembly. sett, being elected to the Kenai PeninThompson, program director for sula Borough Assembly for the Kenai the KSRM Radio Group, has publicly seat would mean putting his backbeen a part of the discussion on local ground and passion for public policy politics for years on his radio shows to use. He is confident not only in his The Tall, Dark and Handsome Show ability to look at a complex system and and Sound-off with Jake Thompson. find the best possible outcome, but the He is looking to put is well-rounded analysis is a process he enjoys from a knowledge on the issues to use. local to international level. The borough needs to spend more Bassett, an Alaska resident of 36 time on spending responsibly, he said. years, graduated from Occidental ColThe assembly should be focused on not lege, in Los Angeles with a bachelor of overturning the public in every issue. arts in East Asian Studies he also grad“I spend three hours a day talking uated from the University of Chicago’s with the public about politics,” ThompHarris School of Public Policy with a master’s in Public Policy. He is running Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion son said. Listening to the people is the for public office for the first time. Grayling Bassett, Blaine Gilman and Jake Thompson are running for the Kenai first step in being able to create policy and make decisions that are on par with Bassett views having a seat in pub- seat on the borough assembly. the their wants and needs, he said. lic office as an “echo chamber to reThompson is a life-long resident inforce thinking.” He said he believes Blaine Gilman of Alaska. He is raising his two children with wife the best way to improve how the assembly responds Rhonda Thompson on the Kenai Peninsula. to issues, is by increasing public discussion. He said Contender for the Kenai seat on the Kenai PeninWith the possibility of a major boom with the he wants to see more real dialogue. sula Borough Assembly Blaine Gilman is running on Alaska LNG Project on the way, Thompson said it is “People going into politics are ideology driven,” a conservative platform. He believes in limited gova chance to build better infrastructure, but not to do Bassett said. “Part of the reason I am running is to ernment, and maintaining a borough that is focused so on a spending spree. prove myself wrong.” on its most basic responsibilities. The 2015 fiscal year expenditures exceed the On the issue of the Central Peninsula Hospital deIf elected it will not be Gilman’s first time in pubamount of projected revenue the borough will be takclining to enter a transfer agreement with the Surgery lic service. He served on the Kenai City Council from ing in, Thompson said. He said he doesn’t encourage Center of Kenai, more discussion between hospital 2003-2005, which he recalls as a contentious term. the concept of an organization spending more than it administration and the assembly would improve the When he entered the race that year, he knew he would is making. situation, Bassett said. The more two sides talk the be dealing with the hole left in sales tax revenue when “Expenditures exceed projected revenues by easier it is to come to a compromise, he said. Kmart went bankrupt and closed its Kenai location. $2,021,869, According to the FY15 adopted budget Bassett suggested opening up the discussion fur“It was not a fun time for the city council,” Gilfor the Kenai Peninsula Borough,” Thompson said. ther by putting more, unofficial advisory votes to the man said. See BASSETT, page A-10
See GILMAN, page A-10 C
See THOMPSON, page A-10
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By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer
WASHINGTON — The next time some nasty storms are heading your way, the National Weather Service says it will have a better forecast of just how close they could come to you. The weather service on Tuesday started using a new high resolution computer model that officials say will dramatically improve forecasts for storms up
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to 15 hours in advance. It should better pinpoint where and when tornadoes, thunderstorms and blizzards are expected, so people could take cover. “This will translate into lives saved and better decision-making on the part of the public,” said Geoffrey DiMego, branch chief of the weather service’s Environmental Modeling Center in College Park, Maryland. While day-to-day weather forecasts have improved in accuracy quite a bit over the years,
Suspects enter pleas in Juneau park fires JUNEAU (AP) — A Juneau man has pleaded guilty to felony criminal mischief for 2012 fires that caused $26,000 in damage at a city park. The Juneau Empire reports 26-year-old Ryan Martin changed his plea Tuesday. A second man, 26-year-old Dillon West, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal mischief and was sentenced to 80 hours of community service. A third defendant, 20-year-old Ashley Rae Johnston, was convicted of felony criminal mischief last year. Prosecutors say the three were recorded on park video surveillance cameras before the June 19, 2012, park fires. The fires damaged a tractor and material owned by a company replacing artificial turf at a city football field. Martin, with no prior felony convictions, faces a presumptive prison sentence of zero to two years. The maximum is five years.
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detailed and accurate predictions of individual storms has still been a problem, he said. The new computer model has four times more resolution and instead of updating every hour, it will update every 15 minutes. Until now, forecasts — not radar — would project storms as green blobs over half a state, such as northern New Jersey, said modeling center meteorologist Geoffrey Manikin. With the new computer model, “you
can say there’s a good chance of a thunderstorm in Trenton or Morristown” so instead of a giant swath of green, the forecast shows circles of projected storms. Trenton is almost 50 miles south of Morristown. The 15 hours in-advance forecasts will look more similar to radar images people watch as storms arrive, Manikin. And it will be for the entire Lower 48 of the United States on “an almost neighborhood scale,” DiMego said.
Wednesday Stocks Company Final Change Agrium Inc................87.97 -1.03 Alaska Air Group.......42.74 -0.80 ACS...........................1.48 -0.09 Apache Corp............91.05 -2.82 AT&T........................ 34.96 -0.28 Baker Hughes.......... 63.43 -1.63 BP ........................... 43.68 -0.27 Chevron................... 117.65 -1.67 ConocoPhillips......... 78.00 -1.52 ExxonMobil.............. 92.86 -1.19 1st Natl. Bank AK...1,698.00 — GCI.......................... 10.78 -0.13 Halliburton............... 62.47 -2.04 Harley-Davidson.......57.64 -0.56 Home Depot.............91.02 -0.72 McDonald’s.............. 94.19 -0.62 Safeway................... 34.18 -0.12 Schlumberger.......... 98.85 -2.84 Tesoro.......................61.35 +0.37 Walmart....................76.12 -0.35 Wells Fargo...............51.26 -0.61 Gold closed............ 1,214.86 +6.70
Silver closed.............17.20 +0.22 Dow Jones avg..... 16,804.71 -238.19 NASDAQ................4,422.08 -71.31 S&P 500................ 1,946.16 -26.13 Stock prices provided by the Kenai Peninsula Edward Jones offices.
Oil Prices Tuesday’s prices North Slope crude: $92.78, down from $96.68 on Monday West Texas Int.: $91.16, down from $94.57 on Monday
Peninsula Clarion, Thursday, October 2, 2014
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 email@example.com or call260-3292. 7 p.m. • Narcotics Anonymous Support Group “Dopeless Hope Fiends,” 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Unit 71, Kenai. • Narcotics Anonymous Support Group “Sterling Group,” Moose River RV Park, Mile 81.5 Sterling Highway, Sterling. • Square dance group at Ninilchik Senior Center. • Alcoholics Anonymous “Unity Men’s Group” meets downstairs the Salvation Army building in Soldotna. 8 p.m. • AA Attitude of Gratitude at URS Club, 405 Overland Drive. Call 283-3777. • AA North Roaders Group at North Star Methodist Church, Mile 25.5 Kenai Spur Highway. Call 242-9477. • Alcoholics Anonymous Ninichick support group at United Methodist Church, 15811 Sterling Highway, Ninilchik. Call 907567-3574. The Community Calendar lists recurring events and meetings of local organizations.To have your event listed, email organization name, day or days of meeting, time of meeting, place, and a contact phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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LeeShore to hold community Hospital service area board meeting canceled awareness workshop The regularly scheduled Oct. 13 meeting of the Central Kenai The LeeShore Center will be holding its bi-annual CommuPeninsula Hospital Service Area Board has been canceled. The nity Awareness Workshop on Domestic Violence and Sexual next meeting will be held on Nov. 10 at 5:30 p.m. in the Redoubt- Assault Oct. 6–10 from 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. at The LeeShore CenSpur conference rooms at Central Peninsula Hospital. ter. Topics to be covered include domestic violence, sexual assault, the effects of domestic violence on children, the agency’s Nikiski Community Council meets Monday Batterer’s Intervention Program, and other related topics. The The Nikiski Community Council will hold it’s next meeting public is invited and may attend a portion or the entire workon Monday at 7:00 p.m. at the former Nikiski Senior Center on shop. Continuing education credits are available through Kenai Island Lake Road. This meeting is open to the public and com- Peninsula College. For more information, call the Volunteer munity members are encouraged to attend. For any questions Coordinator at 907-283-9479. please call Darcy at 398-6748.
‘Evening of Classics’ takes the stage “Evening of Classics,” the annual fundraiser for the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra, will be presented on Friday at 7 p.m. at Soldotna Christ Lutheran Church. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youth. The Redoubt Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Tammy Vollom-Matturro will be performing several numbers, in addition to solos and small ensembles featuring numerous local musicians. Special highlights of the concert include a Baton Auction as well as the ever-popular Mozart Dice Game, where the audience bids on opportunities to throw dice and “compose” a piece of music using Mozart’s cleverly
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The unincorporated communities in the borough have until Oct. 6 to get their applications in to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Community and Fiscal Projects Manager Brenda Ahlberg and she’ll have a report for the borough assembly to review during its Oct. 28 meeting. Each qualifying community is allocated $20,200 unless the Legislature appropriates more funds to the program. The Kenai Peninsula Borough takes a 2 percent administrative fee — meaning the communities will get $19,804 to spend during the upcoming fiscal year. The borough will collect $10,900 in administrative fees. Ahlberg said the administrative fee is used to pay for things like grant management, finance management when entities receive the funds and the legislative process required for the program to go through the assembly for approval. Funds for the community revenue sharing program may be cut in coming years as the Community Revenue Sharing Fund is in decline, according to the state Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, which administers the grant program. According to a letter from Local Government Specialist
Danielle Lindoff, payments to communities will decline by 33 percent during the 2016 fiscal year, 55 percent in 2016 and no funding will be available in 2018. For some communities, the state funding can provide services that would not otherwise be available. Crystal Collier, president and chief executive officer of the Seldovia Village Tribe said that for the last few years the tribe’s share of the grant money has gone toward funding the Barabara Heights Volunteer Fire Department. “We have purchased all of the equipment we need for our fire department, hoses and air compressors and we have three fire units as well as foam units,” Collier said. During the tribe’s community meeting this year, residents again decided to use the money to support the fire department. “We will be erecting a building so that it can house all the fire equipment and fire trucks,” she said. Collier said the Barabara Heights volunteer fire department works in tandem with Seldovia’s fire department to respond to calls in both the village and the community of Seldovia. “I think it’s an asset to the whole community,” Collier said. “We’re just grateful for (the money), really grateful.” In Cooper Landing, a community that Ahlberg said was a
Masters swimmers back in the pool
The Masters Swimming program has resumed on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-7 p.m. starting Sept. 9 at the Skyview Middle School pool. U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) is a national organization that provides organized workouts, competitions, clinics and workshops for adults aged 18 and over. Programs are open to all adult swimmers — fitness, triathlete, competitive, and non-competitive — who are dedicated to improving their fitness through swimming. The fee is $65 per month to swim two workouts per week; $40 to swim one day per week; or $10 to drop in. For more information, Angie Brennan at email@example.com.
Community Revenue Sharing meetings The remaining community revenue sharing meetings will be held: n For Salamatof, today at 6:30 p.m. at the Triumvirate Theatre, 42715 Kenai Spur Highway n For Kalifornsky Beach, today at 6:30 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association building, 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road n For Nikiski, Friday at 7 p.m. at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center, Mile 23.4 of the Kenai Spur Highway n For Diamond Ridge, Fox River and Fritz Creek, Saturday at 10 a.m. at McNeil Canyon Elementary School, 52188 E End Road, in Homer n For Anchor Point, Saturday at 3 p.m. at Chapman Elementary School, 73286 School St. Anchor Point, n For Nanwalek and Port Graham, TBA
good example of how the funds can be used for a variety of smaller projects, the money is used for the needs of about 12 non-profits including the senior center, a group that maintains cross-country ski trails and the Cooper Landing Community Club. Cheryle James, secretary and treasurer of the Cooper Landing Community Club said a lot of the community’s yearly appropriation goes toward basic needs like repairing equipment or paying for utilities, and insurance. “I just think it’s a very worthwhile project, especially for unincorporated areas. We are small communities, we do like to have a few places that are nice — not just for residents — but for the tourists like
the library and museum. It’s nice to have that little extra bit so you’re not worrying if you can keep the lights on and the building heated and pay the insurance.” James said the state grant funds also can fill in the gaps when community donors have given all they can to support a project. “We try to fund raise as much as we can but, a lot of times, it seems like it comes out of the same pockets all the time. This just gives a little bit of extra boost, so the money isn’t coming out of the same people’s pockets all of the time,” she said. Rashah McChesney can be reached at rashah.mcchesney@ peninsulaclarion.com.
Homer man arrested for Kenai shooting incident A Homer man has been arrested in connection with a Sept. 6 shooting incident in Kenai. According to a Kenai Police Department release, Darry Flyum, 46, of Homer, was arrested by Kenai police on Sept. 21 on charges of assault, misconduct involving weapons, and misconduct involving a controlled substance. Kenai police say on the evening of Sept. 8 the, department received a report of a male possibly having a graz-
ing gunshot wound. The male, Nicholas Guarnere, reported he had an altercation with a man named Darry on the early morning hours of Sept. 6. in a travel trailer parked on the south side of Walmart in Kenai. Guarnere told police Darry was a guest in his trailer, that the two had an argument that turned physical, with Darry striking him on the head with a pistol and then pointing the pistol at Guarnere’s head. Guarnere said he attempted to maneuver away from the gun
while pushing the gun away call scheduled for Nov. 26. — Staff report and the gun fired with the bullet grazing his head. Guarnere received medical treatment for injuries. Kenai police identified Darry as Flyum. According to online court records, Flyum was arraigned in Superior Court in Kenai Tuesday on one count of seconddegree assault, two counts of third-degree assault, one count of being a felon in possession of a weapon, one count of misconduct involving a controlled substance, and one count of tampering with physical evidence. Second-degree assault is a Class B felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000. The rest of the charges are Class C felonies, punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000. A hearing on the case is scheduled for Nov. 7, with trial
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Fairbanks welcomes potential for Cook Inlet gas News last week that a Texas-based
company is looking to ship natural gas north from Cook Inlet to the Interior likely came as a surprise to many Fairbanks residents. After all, the state and Interior municipal governments are already well down the path toward commitment to a natural gas trucking plan that would require a liquefaction plant on the North Slope and trucking to Fairbanks — plans and financing for the plant are already underway. Still, WesPac Midstream told residents Sept. 22 that they can deliver gas to the “city gate” — that is, to whatever storage and distribution that local utilities build as part of the Interior Energy Project — for an estimated $14.50 per thousand cubic feet. That’s only slightly more than the estimated delivered cost for gas via the trucking project, and considerable work and investment must be done to firm up those costs. If construction, trucking or distribution costs come in higher than expected, the trucking project’s estimated gas cost could well rise above that of WesPac. News that Cook Inlet gas may be available for the Interior might well be frustrating for those trying to figure out the best plan. On the one hand, why bother with the considerable expense of constructing the North Slope liquefaction plant and burning through a lot of state funds and loan guarantees if there’s an easier option with access by both a higher-quality road and the Alaska Railroad? On the other, if Cook Inlet really has so much extra gas that they’re looking to ship it to the Interior, how come no one approached local leaders to apprise them of that option before now? In fact, though, having competing proposals for gas is good news for the Interior, and the community would be wise to keep moving forward with eyes open toward either solution being the ultimate vehicle for gas delivery. After all, having two options means that if costs from the North Slope creep upward, or if Cook Inlet supply dwindles and WesPac can’t secure a contract for guaranteed gas, the Interior will still have the other proposal as a means to guarantee a lowercost supply of natural gas for area-wide distribution. While construction efforts for distribution are already well underway, as evidenced by crews working at locations around town, there are still plenty of moving pieces left to be locked down in determining the best and most cost-effective solution for Interior energy relief. From financing for the plant construction, trucking options, as well as a program to help residents with the cost of changing over to gas heat, many factors could still influence the final cost of gas when it’s delivered to residents, now forecast for late 2016. For that reason, it’s good to have multiple supply options. There’s a reason why the old saying warns against having all your eggs in one basket. — Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sept. 28
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By GARRY TRUDEAU
Editor’s note: The following questionEach candidate also received an invitanaire responses were requested by the tion to submit an opinion piece, published Clarion to offer our readers the viewpoints below. of those running for Kenai City Council in Three candidates are running for the the Oct. 7 municipal election. Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Dis-
trict 5 seat to represent Sterling and Funny River: Marty Anderson, LaDawn Druce and Stan Welles. Each response is printed exactly as it was received.
District 5 — Sterling/Funny River
Anderson: With growth comes challenges I have been a resident of Sterling for 23 years and Soldotna for 10 years (33 years central peninsula). I graduated from Soldotna high school in 1982. I am blessed to be married to Deedee Anderson and have four wonderful children; Tom, Jessie, Heather and James and two grand children Kazin and Jacob. Being a small business owner, for over 14 years, has provided experience and insight to the challenges companies and organizations face each day. I provide consulting for large and small companies such as oil & gas, utilities, aviation, railroad, manufactures, underwater dive companies and more that function in Alaska, the lower 48, Canada and overseas. I have also served as a president for a chamber of commerce, board member for a radio station, baseball team and the Alaska
Marty Anderson Workforce Development board appointed by Governors Palin and Parnell. This experience, coupled with eleven years of service on the KPBSD school board as your representative in Sterling/Funny River has provided me with knowledge to help keep our communities as wonderful as they have been. We face several changes that will challenge us as a community. Industry growth of mining, oil & gas, fishing (dip netting) and tourism are all healthy and growing but this will also require us to consider the impacts on our communities and how we should prepare for this change. I do not support growing local government or
putting unfair taxes on a single group of people. I am a conservative, both financially and politically. I had a young middle school girl ask me in class this week if I ever thought I would be a politician when I was her age. My response was, “No, and I still don’t think I am one. I prefer to believe I am a elected public servant” I am entrusted with your vote to be your voice and your representative. If you trust me with your vote, I will do my very best and bring all that I have to bear, to assure we preserve the lifestyle we enjoy in our communities and to assure an economy that will keep our children and grand children hear if that is what they desire. Thank you and God Bless our communities.
Druce: Promote, protect healthy community “Why am I running for Borough Assembly?” This question has been asked of me several times over the past few weeks. Those who know me shake their heads and smile. They know me. They know I am someone who loves being involved and is constantly taking on new challenges. Those who do not know me are genuinely curious. I continue to work full time as a public school guidance counselor. I have been an educator my entire career. I truly enjoy working with teenagers and providing assistance to them in their daily lives and guidance in reaching their future endeavors and goals. Throughout my years as an educator, I have witnessed many changes. Regardless of the challenges and the changes, I always try to remain positive and to understand the challenges before me. What hasn’t changed is how important education is to our communities and our nation. I will always be an advocate for students who desire the best education possible.
LaDawn Druce In 2012, my family and I started a small business, Alaska Summer Peonies. As a small business owner, I know the value of hard work and getting my hands dirty. I’ve spent a lot of time digging weeds and planting roots. But the hard work has paid off, and we have now planted our first two fields and are hoping to begin harvesting in the summer of 2016. We quite literally “bought the farm” and had a small section of the barn converted into our living space. Our middle son is one of our business partners. He and our youngest son live on the property. Our oldest son lives with his family in Anchorage. Donovan our four year old grandson loves visiting the farm and riding the tractors. While busy, it seemed the right time to run for public office. Politics has always interested me and I stay informed and in-
volved in local issues. Like most long term residents, I am heavily invested in our community. I will work tirelessly to encourage, promote, and protect a healthy community and environment for our residents. Responsible funding of and maintaining our schools has been and will continue to be a top priority for me. If elected to the assembly, I will stress the importance of the assembly and borough administration in working with the school board and the district administration to develop a deeper understanding of their respective budgets, needs, and issues. Public service is a daunting responsibility, and I won’t take my responsibilities lightly. I have always believed if a job is worth doing, it is worth doing well. As the great American poet Walt Whitman said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” I would truly appreciate your vote on Tuesday, October 7th.
Welles: Legalized marijuana would hurt Alaska How do you destroy a State in one easy lesson? Vote in marijuana! Drugs are definitely not family friendly are they? Have you ever had an employee on drugs? Just like the $600 Wagon Wheel theft the other day in Homer, the Homer police found one of our first employees of our Pizza restaurant at home with our cash drawer and drugs on the table. Our last trip to Colorado in April was the most depressing trip we have ever had to Colorado. Drugs are now placed in food. One kid knowingly ate a laced cookie, went nuts and jumped out a window to his death. A fourth grader stole his Mother’s ‘medical marijuana’, took it to school and sold it! My wife’s sister and husband live in Nederland. They say that 80% of Nederland is on drugs. The smell is nearly always in the air. My wife is from Colorado. I went to college there. Over some 20 years, we have lived and/or worked in Englewood, Cascade, Colorado Springs, Boulder and
Stan Welles Broomfield as well as on a ranch at 9,000 ft above sea level with an address of Tenth and Plumb: Ten miles south of Parshall, Colorado Plumb at the end of the road! Deer and elk were plentiful. The first elk I shot from my porch using the tractor to put it in the barn! We loved Colorado. Had the international steel market not gone flat in the early 1980’s taking the molybdenum demand down with it; we would probably still be there. While the politicians are jumping for joy over the tax revenues — though they have not been as high as anticipated — they don’t see the phase lag of the tax burden freight train coming at them due to the: — destroyed lives of the kids — destruction of the families — inability of employers to find drug free employees Just like Washington State where Boeing has moved a lot of its production out of the State and moved its headquarters, Col-
orado employers will be bailing out also. Phase lag taxation is one of the stealth tax forms commonly over looked. Phase lag taxation is that form of stealthy taxation that strikes after a foolish, emotionappealing policy has been implemented. A suburb example was Saturday, September 13th Alaska Dispatch News’ Commentary “Break up Alaska’s economic monopoly by legalizing and taxing marijuana.” In Colorado an attorney friend tells me non-violent crime is accelerating. Here in Alaska drug abuse is already epidemic even without legalization! Take the September 26-27 edition of the Clarion’s article, “Nikiski residents fight back against rampant property theft”. Non-violent crime is accelerating here in our State and I bet it is in your area as well? The State Patrol has a real challenge meeting the need. They are having great difficulty filling vacancies. There are currently 16 State patrol vacancies Statewide. As a potential steward of your resources and property rights, I would strongly recommend rejection of this Ballot initiative.
District 5 — Sterling/Funny River Q&A
Assembly District 5 candidates share their views 1. If elected, what issues do you feel if supported by the voters, the assembly, require immediate attention? while not bound to do so, should deal with them in a meaningful way. Third would Marty Anderson: I believe our com- be to work with state and federal elected munity needs a five year and 10 year leaders on the legislative priorities for the plan to address the needs of our senior upcoming session. Finally, continue to adpopulation, education and jobs for our dress road improvements for the residents younger adults. We must have a commu- of my district. nity plan to deal with the very possible influx of person due to the growth of oil Stan Welles: Expenses and property and gas projects including the LNG line rights. and plant. I feel we have done well as a community with internal needs and 2. Has the borough struck the proper growth but must be aware of the growth balance between sales tax and property on the remaining Peninsula communities tax? Are there inequities within the borand how it will affect ours both positive- ough’s tax structure that should be adly and negatively. dressed? LaDawn Druce: No district in the borough was more impacted by last summer’s Funny River Fire than District 5. Through the tremendous efforts of the men and women working to prevent damage to property and protect life and by the fortune of the wind, we avoided a catastrophe of immense proportion. The borough needs to carefully study the lessons learned from this event and plan for future preparation for my district and the rest of the Peninsula. Second would be addressing the results of the three ballot propositions. While Proposition A and B are advisory votes, C
Anderson: I think the current structure is fair but will not support further taxation of land owners to grow more services. I believe it is unjust to tax one group of people for a service that all benefit from. Druce: According to the FY 15 Annual Budget the general fund is supported by $32,919,112 in property tax revenue and $30,560,501 in sales tax revenue. The voters in 2013 voted to approve increasing the personal exemption on real property from $20,000 to $50,000. This reduced taxable assessed values by approximately
$290,000,000 resulting in a decrease in real property tax revenue of approximately $2,350,000. The exempting of non- prepared food from sales tax during September 1st through May 31st continues to affect sales tax revenue. The annual impact is approximately $ 3, 2000,000. If elected my goal would be to keep a balance in the tax structure to ensure fair property taxes, and reasonable sales taxes. Taxes are necessary to ensure a healthy local government and needed services. At the same time I would work to keep government expenditures as low as possible. Welles: Both are too high in my opinion. I believe that the upcoming budget is in the $70 million dollar range. We have a population of about 56,000. Does it really take $1,250 to govern each of our Borough residents each year? Doesn’t that seem insane to you? 3. What role should the assembly play in addressing local healthcare issues? Anderson: I believe health care should be an individual issue with a person and their employer. For those who are limited physically or mentally, then healthcare should be a state issue. See VIEWS, page A-5
Business Business News Chambers set schedules n The Soldotna and Kenai Chambers of Commerce will host a joint luncheon at noon on Wednesday at the Kenai Visitors Center. The State of Alaska Governor’s Forum is planned. RSVP to 262-9814 or 283-1991.
SBA accepting Small Business Week Award Nominations
Gallagher at 283-2324.
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Druce: The borough mayor, being the administrator of the lease agreement with Central Peninsula Hospital, will bring the 2017 renewal for the lease to the assembly for approval. The assembly can approve and/or amend the lease operating agreement. The assembly should assume responsibility in making certain they are addressing the local health care needs of the community as requested by the hospital including the recommendations of the hospital service area board and the findings of the Community Health Needs Assessment survey. In a community with a relative small population, we are fortunate to have an outstanding facility such as Central Peninsula Hospital. Welles: I’m currently doing a lot of homework on that issue. I am persuaded that there are many facets to it from (a) should the Borough even be in the medical care business to (b) should we take an $80 million dollar bond to expand it.
have a great respect for those who toil in the education system but if we spend recklessly, we could end of like the federal government, 18 trillion in debt. The borough used to fund to the cap, but has decreased the % for valid reasons. I would continue to support appropriate funding of our education system with accountability paramount.
For more information, contact Dodge at 474-6497 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Agricultural equipment for rent
ENSTAR Natural Gas announces new president
The Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District has a wide ENSTAR Natural Gas today announced variety of agricultural equipment for rent, including manual and mechanized tools for soil preparation (Meri Crusher), tillage, the appointment of Jared Green as president re-seeding, planting, pesticide and fertilizer application and bale of ENSTAR. Mr. Green brings more than 15 years of wrapping. For information, see the “Equipment Rental” page at industry experience to his new role. Prior to www.kenaisoilandwater.org or call 283-8732 ext. 5. joining ENSTAR, he was Vice President and Corporate Controller at AltaGas Ltd., ENJob Center hosts training STAR’s parent company. He succeeds outgoing President, Colleen The following job skills workshops will be offered at the Jared Green Starring, who is assuming a new position at Peninsula Job Center the week of Oct. 6: Monday, Oct. 6 — 10:30 a.m., Introduction to ALEXsys and AltaGas as Senior Vice President of Canadian Utilities and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Northern Gas. the Job Center, 2 p.m. Resume Writing Workshop “I’m very pleased to be handing over the reins to Jared, his Tuesday, Oct. 7 — 10:30 a.m., CareerReady 101 Lab experience with AltaGas’ utilities and understanding of workWednesday, Oct. 8 — 9 a.m., WorkKeys® Testing ing in a northern environment make him the right candidate Thursday, Oct. 9 — No workshops offered for this role,” said Starring. “Jared inherits a strong leadership Friday, Oct. 10 — No workshops offered team with in-depth experience within the industry and across All workshop are free of charge to the public Those interested in attending any workshops offered at the the state.” “I look forward to working with the team at ENSTAR and bePeninsula Job Center can reserve space by clicking on the “Schedule Workshops” option located on the main screen in coming part of the Alaska community. Together, the ENSTAR your ALEXsys account (www.jobs.alaska.gov ), call 335-3010, team will continue to provide our customers with safe and relior visit the job center located in Kenai at 11312 Kenai Spur able service,” said Green. ENSTAR Natural Gas Company, headquartered in AnchorHwy., Suite #2. Business hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00am age, Alaska, is a regulated public utility that delivers natural gas to 5:00pm excluding state and federal holidays. to approximately 137,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Southcentral Alaska. ENSTAR’s service area Small business workshops offered encompasses over 57 percent of Alaska’s population. ENSTAR Six small business workshops will be offered weekly in Fair- is a division of SEMCO Energy Inc., an indirect wholly-owned banks and by videoconference in Delta Junction, Juneau, Sol- subsidiary of AltaGas Ltd.
The U.S. Small Business Administration - Alaska district office has announced the opening of SBA’s online portal and is ready to accept nominations for its 2015 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year award. SBA has been following the mantra - Smart, Bold and Accessible in the way the agency conducts business. This is now the third year SBA has been using the online portal submission process, a great and smart improvement from years past. The improved dedicated web portal http://awards.sba.gov provides all the guidelines and has made it much easier to submit and track submissions of nominees for National Small Business Week. Since 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses for their contributions to their local communities, and to our nation’s economy. For over 50 years, SBA will continue its tradition in honoring the nation’s 28 million small businesses. All nominations must be submitted online, postmarked or hand delivered to the SBA no later than 3 p.m. EST, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. In addition to the portal, nominations can also be sent directly to SBA’s Alaska District Office. For contact information and other District Office information visit online at dotna and Kodiak, beginning Oct. 9. The series is hosted by the www.sba.gov/ak, call 800-755-7034 or visit in person at 420 L University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service Street, Suite 300, Anchorage, Alaska. and the UAF Community and Technical College. Kathryn Dodge, Extension economic development specialist, HEA plans area meetings, Soldotna said the workshops will offer guidance to small business owners interested in starting or expanding their businesses. Participants Combustion Turbine Plant tour may attend one or all of the workshops. The topics include: Homer Electric Association is hosting a series of area meetn Starting a small business, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 9 ings throughout the Kenai Peninsula. The meetings will feature n E-commerce and web-based tools for businesses, 11 a.m. a family-style barbecue dinner followed by a short presentation to 1 p.m. Oct. 17 on current HEA projects and activities. n Writing a business plan, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 23 In addition, tours will be offered of the new Soldotna Comn Legal forms of business, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 30 bustion Turbine Plant from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 8. The n Record keeping and taxes for mining, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. plant is located on the Sterling Highway and Boundary Avenue Nov. 6 in Soldotna. n How to get a small business loan, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. The schedule for the area meeting and tour is as follows: 13 n Oct. 2 — Ninilchik, Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds, 5:30 Each class costs $25. Register online at http://bit.ly/cesp.m. workshops. See more information about the classes and videon Oct. 6 — Funny River Community Center, 5:30 p.m. conference locations at www.uaf.edu/ces . All workshops exn Oct. 8 — Soldotna Combustion Turbine Plant Tour, 10 a.m. cept for the Nov. 13 session will meet in Room 421 of the UAF to 3 p.m. Community and Technical College at 604 Barnette St. The final n Oct. 8 — Sterling Community Club, 5:30 p.m. class will meet at the Extension district office at 724 27th Ave., n Oct. 9 — Nikiski Community Recreation Center, 5:30 Suite 1. p.m. Instructors will include Fairbanks attorney John Burns; acn Oct. 13 — Port Graham, Community Center, noon countant Paul Robinson; Scott Swingle of the Small Business HEA members are encouraged to attend the area meetings Administration; Russ Talvi of the Alaska Small Business Deand learn about some of the exciting projects that the electric velopment Center; Paul Bauer of the Spirit of Alaska Federal cooperative is undertaking. For more information about the area Credit Union; and Adam Krynicki of the UAF Office of Intelmeetings, please call HEA Director of Member Relations Joe lectual Property and Commercialization.
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tion is a proactive, responsible choice. A quality school district and well educated children ensure our communities remain vibrant, healthy places to live. Great public schools are an investment in our future. Having lived in this community for twenty-two years now, it is exciting to see many of our best and brightest young people staying or returning to the peninsula to begin their careers and Druce: Having been a public raise families. educator my entire career and married to a retired high school Welles: I think we have teacher of 41 years, funding educational problems beyond for our schools is extremely financial. Stanford economist important to me. I agree with Eric Hanushek and two colMayor Navarre that the bor- leagues ranked the 50 Ameriough should provide “the high- can States and 57 foreign counest level of local educational tries using standardized math funding borough residents can tests as a proxy for educational reasonably afford and sustain.” achievement. For FY 15, the Borough’s conOnly 6% of the U. S. stutribution was $44,000,000; ap- dents perform at the advanced proximately 2 million under proficiency level in math. Of the the cap allowed by law.The 107 entities, the U. S. ranked Borough’s sales tax revenue is 49th and the State of Alaska estimated to fund $30,560,501 ranked 52nd. (Reference, “Your of that amount. Funding educa- Child Left Behind” by Amanda
Ripley, ‘The Atlantic’, December 2010, page 94) And financially we have increased instructional costs (per the 2013 CAFR) $42 million dollars from 2005 to 2013, added over 190 additional staff while the student count went down well over 500 students. This doesn’t make any sense to me. In sympathy with the teachers, I think they sometimes earn combat pay! Our District Superintendent Dr. Steve Atwater allowed that there have been occasions, in which, teachers have been attacked. 5. What experience will you draw on as you examine the borough’s $70 millionplus budget? Anderson: Having been involved in more than a half dozen various boards, including the KPBSD (two years as treasurer) I will look at the history, rational and practices to determine how we have successful reserves. A surplus dose not just happen
4. Funding for education is the largest item in the borough budget. What is your philosophy on funding for the school district? Anderson: As a current school board member, and for the last 11 years, I have some thoughts on this subject. First we should not have reconfigurations/consolidations unless there is a direct financial and educational benefit. Second, we should not spend funds we do not have, or do not know we will have. I voted against the last budget because we did not know we would receive adequate funds from the state or borough, yet we obligated the district and public to a contract we could not afford at the time. I am completely against spending money that we may get. Education is a huge part of assuring our democracy and I C
Frontier to end seasonal flights to Fairbanks FAIRBANKS (AP) — Frontier Airlines will not resume seasonal flights from Denver to Fairbanks next year, according to officials at Fairbanks International Airport. Frontier offered no-frills slights from mid-May and mid-September in 2014 but said in a letter last week it planned to end the service, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. The airline cited the closure of the Flint Hills Resources petroleum refinery in North Pole, which made jet fuel, and the possibility of higher fuel costs as a major factor in the decision, said airport spokeswoman Angie Spear. The company also cited a decision to reposition its national fleet, Spear said. Frontier flew Airbus 319 flights three to four times weekly between Fairbanks and Denver in summer months. Frontier will continue flights between Denver and Anchorage. Alaska Airlines is the only year-round major airline in Fairbanks. United Airlines began seasonal service in 2013 and confirmed last week it will return to Fairbanks next summer, Spear said.
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but was the collective wisdom and decisions of the current and past assembly. I will do my best to be educated on the practices of my predecessors. Druce: Whether in the home, business or government, budgets pose challenges. Responsible stewardship of the public’s money is a trust. Over the past several years I have attended numerous budget sessions. For example the school district’s total revenue budget for FY 15 is $161,206,486. I do work to have a better comprehension of budgets and have found the key is asking questions to gain a clearer understanding. Being elected to the assembly is a tremendous responsibility and being a steward of the public’s monies is an obligation I would take very seriously. Welles: Analytical. Too often we act as if more money will always solve a problem. Whenever possible I like to find metrics — parameters — that
measure productivity. My formal education includes a B. S. Degree from the University of Colorado and a Master’s Degree in Aerospace Structures from the University of Toronto Institute of Aerospace Studies. Both are specialty branches of Mechanical Engineering. I’ve participated in the design and FAA Certification of aircraft from sailplanes, cropdusters, light aircraft, business jets, commuters up to Boeing aircraft including the 747, B2 Stealth Bomber, 777, and last 737 series aircraft in a number of different states. I’ve also been Senior Mechanical Engineer taking care of $34 million worth of trains running on 92 miles of track 5,000 ft literally underneath the Continental Divide west of Denver producing a million dollars a day of molybdenum for Amax. We currently own and operate Alaska Aircraft Engineering.
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Around the World Ebola patient told Dallas hospital he was from Liberia, but information was not shared DALLAS — The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. initially went to a Dallas emergency room last week but was sent home, despite telling a nurse that he had been in diseaseravaged West Africa, the hospital acknowledged Wednesday. The decision by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital to release him could have put many others at risk of exposure to the disease before he went back to the ER two days later, after his condition worsened. Thomas Eric Duncan explained to a nurse Friday that he was visiting the U.S. from Liberia, but that information was not widely shared, said Dr. Mark Lester, who works for the hospital’s parent company. Duncan’s answer “was not fully communicated” throughout the hospital’s medical team, Lester said. Instead, the patient was sent home with antibiotics, according to his sister, Mai Wureh, who identified her brother as the infected man in an interview with The Associated Press.
Iraqi Kurds fighting Islamic State say they have not received weapons pledged by US, allies MAHMOUDIYAH, Iraq— The exhausted Kurdish fighters leaned against a pair of antiquated green cannons on a hill overlooking this northern Iraqi village, the ground around them littered with shrapnel from fierce battles with Islamic State militants. One of them, Moustafa Saleh, tapped the cannon with his mud-caked boots. “Russian-made,” he said, with a smirk. “My grandfather used the same one.” Iraqi Kurdish fighters on the front lines of battle say they have yet to receive the heavy weapons and training pledged by the United States and nearly a dozen other countries to help them push back the Sunni militants. U.S.-led airstrikes have forced the militants to retreat or go into hiding in towns and villages across northern Iraq, paving the way for ground forces to retake territory seized by the militant group in its lightening advance since June across western and northern Iraq. But without more sophisticated weaponry, the Kurdish fighters, known as peshmerga, have had to rely on aging arms like the Soviet-era cannons, a centerpiece of the offensive Tuesday to retake Mahmoudiyah and the nearby strategic towns of Rabia and Zumar.
US criticizes new Israeli construction project following Obama, Netanyahu meeting WASHINGTON — In a striking public rebuke, the Obama administration warned Israel on Wednesday that plans for a controversial new housing project in east Jerusalem would distance Israel from “even its closest allies” and raise questions about its commitment to seeking peace with Palestinians. The harsh criticism came just hours after President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met at the White House. Obama spokesman Josh Earnest said the president privately raised his concerns with Netanyahu though the two leaders made no mention of the matter in their public comments to reporters. “This development will only draw condemnation from the international community,” Earnest said. “It also would call into question Israel’s ultimate commitment to a peaceful negotiated settlement with the Palestinians.” The new 2,500 unit project is contentious because it would complete a band of Jewish areas that separate Jerusalem from nearby Bethlehem. The U.S. has repeatedly criticized Israeli construction in east Jerusalem, casting it as damaging to efforts to secure an elusive peace accord with the Palestinians. The White House also condemned what it called the recent occupation of residential buildings in Silwan, an Arab neighborhood in east Jerusalem where several hundred hard-line Israeli settlers have moved in recent years.
Tolerance for civilian casualties is higher in Iraq and Syria than for prior air campaigns WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced in May 2013 that no lethal strike against a terrorist would be authorized without “near-certainty that no civilians will be killed or injured.” But amid unconfirmed reports of civilian casualties, the White House said this week that U.S. bombing in Iraq and Syria is not being held to the near-certainty standard. And the Pentagon, hamstrung by limitations in intelligence gathering, has been unable to determine in many cases whether the casualty reports are true. “We do take extreme caution and care in the conduct of these missions,” Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon’s press secretary, said. “But there’s risk in any military operation. There’s a special kind of risk when you do air operations.” When Obama outlined his strategy to fight the Islamic State group earlier this month, he cited as parallels the limited U.S. counterterrorism campaigns in Yemen and Somalia, where American drone missile strikes have targeted al-Qaida-linked militants. Aides said he was also thinking of Pakistan but didn’t mention those strikes because drone killings there are entirely the work of an officially unacknowledged CIA operation. But when it comes to civilian casualties, it has become clear that the targeted killing model that Obama has expanded and honed throughout his presidency does not apply to the more intensive military operation against the Islamic State and the Khorasan Group in Iraq and Syria.
Pro-democracy protesters vow to occupy government buildings if leader doesn’t quit HONG KONG — Raising the stakes in their standoff with the authorities, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters threatened to occupy key government buildings unless the territory’s top official resigns by the end of the day Thursday. The Chinese government, meanwhile, appeared to be losing patience. An editorial solemnly read Wednesday on state TV said all Hong Kong residents should support authorities in their efforts to “deploy police enforcement decisively” and “restore the social order in Hong Kong as soon as possible.” And the Communist Party-run People’s Daily warned of “unimaginable consequences” if the protests persist. In the biggest challenge to Beijing’s authority since China took control of the former British colony in 1997, thousands of demonstrators have clogged the streets of the Asian financial center since Friday, demanding freer elections in Hong Kong. Storming government buildings would risk inviting another clash with police like the one over the weekend. It also would put pressure on the Chinese government, which has backed Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying’s attempts to end the protests but has not openly intervened. — The Associated Press
Secret Service chief quits By EILEEN SULLIVAN and ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson abruptly resigned Wednesday in the face of multiple revelations of security breaches, bumbling in her agency and rapidly eroding confidence that the president and his family were being kept safe. President Barack Obama “concluded new leadership of that agency was required,” said spokesman Josh Earnest. High-ranking lawmakers from both parties had urged her to step down after her poorly received testimony to Congress a day earlier — and revelation of yet another security problem: Obama had shared an elevator in Atlanta last month with an armed guard who was not authorized to be around him. That appeared to be the last straw that crumbled trust in her leadership in the White House. Earnest said Obama and his staff did not learn about that breach until just before it was made public in news reports Tuesday. “Today Julia Pierson, the director of the United States Secret Service, offered her resignation, and I accepted it,” Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement. He announced that Joseph Clancy, retired head of the agency’s Presidential Protective Division, would come out of retirement to lead the Secret Service temporarily. Taking further steps to restore trust in the beleaguered agency, Johnson also outlined an independent inquiry into the agency’s operations. That trust was shaken by a series of failures in the agency’s
‘The Oversight Committee will continue to examine clear and serious agency failures at the Secret Service. Problems at the Secret Service pre-date Ms. Pierson’s tenure as director, and her resignation certainly does not resolve them.’ — Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. critical job of protecting the president, including a breach Sept. 19, when a knife-carrying man climbed over the White House fence on Pennsylvania Avenue and made it deep into the executive mansion before being stopped. Republicans quickly served notice that Pierson’s resignation and the inquiry ordered by Johnson would not end their investigation. “The Oversight Committee will continue to examine clear and serious agency failures at the Secret Service,” said the panel’s chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. “Problems at the Secret Service pre-date Ms. Pierson’s tenure as director, and her resignation certainly does not resolve them.” Pierson’s permanent replacement will probably face a grueling confirmation process before Congress. In an interview with Bloomberg News after her resignation was announced, Pierson said she recognized that “Congress has lost confidence in my ability to run the agency.” She said she met Johnson on Wednesday and “after that discussion I felt this was the noble thing to do.” Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, a leader of the congressional
inquiry, called her resignation “the right thing to do, it had to happen, but there are some systemic challenges that must be addressed.” Some revelations came from whistleblowers who contacted Chaffetz, and he suggested more damaging stories may emerge. “Unfortunately there are more out there and we’ll see how that goes,” he said. After a congressional hearing Tuesday into the Sept. 19 breach and an earlier one, reports emerged of still another. Earlier in September, Obama had shared an elevator in Atlanta with a private guard who was not authorized to be around him with a gun. That was the first known Secret Service failure to unfold in the presence of the president. The first family was not at the White House when the recent intruder entered. The White House learned about the Atlanta episode only about when lawmakers and the public did — when the Washington Examiner and The Washington Post reported it, Earnest said. Obama had not been told about it previously, Earnest said. This, despite Pierson’s statement to the committee that she briefs the president “100 percent of the time” about
threats to his personal security and those at the White House. She said the only time she had briefed him this year was after the Sept. 19 White House intrusion. The man accused of running into the White House on Sept. 19, Omar J. Gonzalez, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in a brief appearance in federal court. He is accused of unlawfully entering a restricted building while carrying a deadly weapon, which is a federal charge, and two violations of District of Columbia law. Wearing a standard prisonissue orange jump suit, Gonzalez sat attentively at the defense table but did not address the court as his lawyer entered the plea. As for Pierson, support for the Secret Service director unraveled quickly after her defensive testimony Tuesday, which left key questions unanswered. Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings, top Democrat on the committee, said in multiple interviews Wednesday that Pierson was no longer the best person to lead the Secret Service. She is the latest administration official to leave in the midst of controversy. Others include: — Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned last May, taking the blame for what he decried as a “lack of integrity” in the sprawling health care system for the nation’s military veterans. — Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of health and human services as the “Obamacare” insurance marketplace failed spectacularly in its launch, stayed on to oversee repairs before Obama accepted her resignation months later.
New NATO chief: better ties with Russia possible By JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG Associated Press
BRUSSELS — NATO’s new secretary-general struck a more conciliatory tone Wednesday on Russia, saying there’s a chance now for improved relations between Moscow and the West. “We see opportunity in the cease-fire, which has now been established in the eastern part of Ukraine, but we also see violations of the cease-fire and that it’s a fragile situation,” Jens Stoltenberg said. On his first day in office, the 55-year-old Stoltenberg also welcomed the bombing campaign being waged by the United States, France, Britain and other NATO and non-NATO nations against Islamic State militants, who he said have committed “horrific atrocities” in Iraq and Syria. He told reporters he finds “no contradiction” between his desire for a strong NATO and the quest for better ties with Russia. But he also demanded that Moscow adhere to international law and that there be a “clear change” in Russian actions toward Ukraine. He also said the alliance would react with an “open mind” if Russia were to seek to revive the NATO-Russia Council, which has virtually ceased to operate since Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula in March. A former two-term Norwegian prime minister, Stoltenberg became the 13th secretary-general in the trans-Atlantic organization’s 65-year existence. Analysts predicted his consensus-building style would mean softer rhetoric than his predecessor, Denmark’s Anders Fogh Rasmussen. “I expect more moderate language, and that he will try to keep the dialogue open,” said Kristian Berg Harpviken, director of the Peace Research Institute Oslo, an independent Norwegian research institution. To allies like Germany, the expectation of a dial-back of the rhetoric was one factor in Stoltenberg’s favor. Stoltenberg was unanimously chosen as Rasmussen’s successor by NATO’s policymaking North Atlantic Council in March. The choice won swift C
if tentative approval from Russian President Vladimir Putin, who had dealt with Stoltenberg when he headed a center-left government in Norway, a Russian neighbor. “We have very good relations, including personal relations,” Putin told Russian state television at the time. “This is a very serious, responsible person, but we’ll see how our relations develop with him in his new position.” Traditionally, a European has headed NATO’s civilian headquarters in Brussels, while an American officer holds the post of the alliance’s supreme military commander, beginning with Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1951-52. Stoltenberg is the first secretary-general to hail from an alliance nation that borders Russia. He becomes NATO’s highestranking civilian at a time when Western relations with Moscow are at their lowest ebb since the collapse of the Berlin Wall a quarter-century ago. Simultaneously, NATO member states are confronted with crises in Ukraine, Iraq, Syria and North Africa, the uncertain future of Afghani-
stan, and an array of security challenges ranging from the threat of cyber attacks to pirates preying on international shipping. Stoltenberg told a news conference at NATO headquarters that his three priorities are to “keep NATO strong. Help keep our neighborhood stable by working with partners. And keep the bond between Europe and North America rock solid.” NATO will not let its guard down on its eastern fringe, he promised, adding that the beefed-up air and sea patrols and land exercises intended to reassure nations like Poland who are worried about Moscow’s intentions will continue as long as necessary. “We will uphold our commitment and we will defend our allies,” Stoltenberg said. Next February, he said NATO defense ministers should agree on the size and makeup of a new highly mobile “spearhead force” that could rapidly reinforce allies menaced by Russia or other threats. An economist by training, Stoltenberg became Norway’s youngest prime minister in 2000 at 41, though he had to
resign seven months later when his Labor Party took a beating at the polls. In the waning days of the Cold War, when he was a promising young politician, the Soviet Union’s spy agency tried to recruit him, but he reported the KGB’s attempts to Norwegian authorities, Norwegian intelligence officials have said. Stoltenberg pushed through an increase in military spending during his second spell as prime minister from 2005 to 2013. Stoltenberg has long been a staunch U.S. ally. He endorsed President George W. Bush’s “war on terror” after the Sept. 11 attacks, backed the decision to send Norwegian troops to Afghanistan and sent Norwegian units to take part in NATO airstrikes in Libya. On the international scene, he was known for his dignified response to attacks by mass killer Anders Behring Breivik that killed 77 people in Norway in July 2011 — the country’s worst atrocity since World War II. For Norwegians, he said, it meant “hours, days, nights filled with shock, despair, anger and weeping.”
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Cowboys’ Spillman faces sexual assault claim GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys special teams player C.J. Spillman is under investigation but hasn’t been arrested or charged after a report of an alleged sexual assault at the team hotel last month. Grapevine police spokesman Sgt. Robert Eberling said Wednesday night that the alleged incident took place early the morning of Sept. 20 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center. The team flew to St. Louis later that Saturday, and Spillman played against the Rams the next day. He has played in all four games, including last weekend at home against New Orleans. His only tackle of the season came against the Rams. Spillman is listed as a safety but hasn’t played defense this season. Spillman’s agent, Ron Slavin, and attorney Bruce Ashworth declined to comment. The Cowboys didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment. Eberling said no other details were being released because the investiga-
outspoken wide received led the Baltimore Ravens to a 38-10 win over his former team. Smith, who spent 13 seasons in Carolina before being cut in March, called into a Charlotte radio station Wednesday and said the Panthers “stabbed him in the back.” Smith took direct aim at Dave Gettleman, saying on WFNZ-AM’s Bustin’ Loose that Carolina’s second-year general manager said he was “a shadow of the player I used to be.” Smith said the GM said that he “jealous” of quarterback Cam Newton “Yes, it was personal with me and Dave Gettleman,” Smith told the station. “Obviously, I did something that got under his skin. And, you know what? I’m not a perfect person. There are people I run into that get under my skin.” Smith is Carolina’s all-time leader Smith takes shots at in receptions, yards receiving and Panthers touchdowns. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Steve The wide receiver said Gettleman Smith took some parting shots at the also called him a “nuisance” during a Carolina Panthers, three days after the conversation with his agent this off-
tion is ongoing. The alleged incident came less than 24 hours after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell held a news conference to address concerns about the way the league has handled domestic violence cases. “Obviously, we see what’s going on with the NFL, but these things are very sensitive in nature when it comes to the victim,” Eberling said. “We don’t release any details involving these type of crimes while they’re under investigation.” The Cowboys signed the 28-yearold Spillman on Sept. 1, two days after the sixth-year player was among the final cuts by San Francisco. The former Louisville defensive back spent most of his first five seasons with the 49ers.
season. Smith said Gettleman told him the team intended to trade him and laughed off the idea of Smith taking a pay cut to stay in Carolina. “It hurts me because the way I play it is basically a justification to try to show people, ‘Well, we had to get rid of him because he was a nuisance,” Smith said. Smith suggested he might have been too competitive for Gettleman’s liking. “Maybe I have a higher standard and I want to bring people up there with me and I expect them to work hard just like me,” Smith said. “Because the last (thing) I was told you’re either getting better or you’re getting worse.” Gettleman did not immediately return text messages seeking comment. His policy is not to speak to the media during the season. Smith also expressed frustration at his former coach Ron Rivera, saying he “never even spoke to me through the whole ordeal.”
Smith had seven catches for 139 yards and two touchdowns Sunday in the Baltimore win. Rivera congratulated Smith after the game. Smith said Rivera told reporters he met with him after the game “so he can look a certain way.”
Blackmon doing well JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Suspended Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon has voluntarily checked into a treatment facility and seems to be doing well. Coach Gus Bradley told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the former Oklahoma State star and 2012 first-round NFL draft pick “is doing very well and he’s learning a lot.” Bradley said he is getting updates from Blackmon’s agent, who is Todd France. “He’s healing and taking time for himself,” Bradley said. “The great thing is he has chosen this for himself. It’s awesome to hear about.”
Phelps tested at twice legal limit PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer
Michael Phelps can’t seem to break a disturbing pattern. Record-breaking success in the pool. Trouble on dry land. The winningest athlete in Olympic history is facing DUI charges for the second time after being arrested early Tuesday in his hometown of Baltimore, where police said he was clocked going nearly 40 mph over the speed limit and was unable to perform a series of field sobriety tests. He also failed a Breathalyzer. Online charging documents show that the charges include driving while impaired by alcohol, driving while under the influence of alcohol and driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. The court records do not yet indicate a defense attorney or a court date. The charges put a damper on Phelps’ comeback, which looked so promising just over a month ago when he won three golds and two silvers at the Pan Pacific Championships in Australia. “I understand the severity of my actions and take full responsibility,” Phelps said in a statement. “I know these words may not mean much right now but I am deeply sorry to everyone I have let down.” The apology sounded like a repeat of the ones he made after a drunken-driving arrest a decade ago, as well as when a British tabloid published a photograph in 2009 that showed him using a marijuana pipe. It’s too early to say if the 18time gold medalist might face sanctions from USA Swim-
ming, which took no action in 2004 but suspended Phelps from competition for three months over the pot picture, even though it didn’t lead to criminal charges. “The news regarding Michael Phelps and his actions are disappointing and unquestionably serious,” the national governing body said in a statement. “We expect our athletes to conduct themselves responsibly in and out of the pool.” The U.S. Olympic Committee had a similar reaction. CEO Scott Blackmun said the organization was “surprised” by Phelps’ arrest and “disappointed on a number of fronts.” Phelps was charged with driving under the influence, excessive speed and crossing double lane lines in the Fort McHenry Tunnel on Interstate 95 in Baltimore, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority. If convicted on the DUI charge, he would face a maximum penalty of a year in jail, a $1,000 fine and the loss of his driver’s license for six months. Under Maryland law, the latest case isn’t considered a second offense because his first DUI conviction occurred more than five years ago. Phelps could face the wrath of his sponsors, though there was no immediate word of any company planning to drop him, as Kellogg Co. did in 2009. “It’s too early to tell,” said Don Rockwell, the CEO of Phelps’ new swimsuit sponsor, California-based Aqua Sphere. “For the most part, we’re supportive. We just need to wait and see what happens. This is not a deal-breaker for us, unless we find out something else that happened.”
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San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval flips over the dugout railing after making a catch on a fly ball by Pittsburgh Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen in the seventh inning of the NL wild-card playoff baseball game Wednesday in Pittsburgh.
Giants slam door on Pirates Bumgarner, Crawford help San Francisco to NL Division series WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brandon Crawford figured the San Francisco Giants needed one run, maybe two, the way ace Madison Bumgarner was dealing. A grand slam provided all that and more, silencing a revved-up crowd and propelling San Francisco into the meat of the playoffs. Streaking
in May and slumping in September, the Giants are back to their old resilient selves in October. Hey, it’s what they do this time of year. Crawford’s slam off Edinson Volquez in the fourth inning led the Giants to an 8-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League wild-card game Wednesday night, sending San Francisco on to Washington for the best-
of-five Division Series starting Friday. “We thrive in these situations,” Crawford said. “I don’t know what it is. We just keep fighting no matter what the circumstance.” The Giants won their eighth consecutive postseason game and seventh straight with their season on the line, a streak that dates back to their run to a World Series title in 2012. While much work remains
before they can start thinking about the franchise’s eighth championship, there was certainly a familiar feeling at PNC Park as San Francisco dismantled the Pirates. “We’ve been through it before, a lot of this team has,” Brandon Belt said. “We used that experience tonight. We know when we get in these situations we’re going to have a good ballclub.”
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McIlroy named PGA player of year 2nd time in 3 years DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — One incredible month of golf was enough for Rory McIlroy to be voted PGA Tour player of the year. The award was announced on Wednesday and surprised no one. McIlroy won the award, which is a vote of PGA Tour members, for the second time in three years. He joined Tiger Woods, Greg Norman and Nick Price as the only multiple winners of the Jack Nicklaus Award since it began in 1990. “I’d like to win a lot more in my career, and I feel like I can,” McIlroy said from St. Andrews, where he is playing in the Dunhill Links Championship.
McIlroy and Jimmy Walker each won three times on the PGA Tour, though the size of the trophy tilted heavily in favor of the 25-year-old from Northern Ireland. McIlroy went wire-to-wire to win the British Open, rallied from three shots behind on the final day at Firestone to capture his first World Golf Championship, and won the PGA Championship with a sterling back nine at Valhalla. He became only the seventh player to win the final two majors of the year, and the first since Padraig Harrington in 2008. Chesson Hadley of the U.S. was voted PGA Tour rookie of the year. McIlroy failed to win on the European Tour or on the PGA Tour in 2013 during a turbulent year when he switched out all of his equipment,
and would end up in a legal mess after leaving his management company. He also struggled with a phenomenon that became known as “Freaky Friday” for taking himself out of tournaments with bad second rounds. He solved that enigma and roared back to No. 1 in the world with a solid year that became spectacular with his two major titles. McIlroy also led the PGA Tour with 12 finishes in the top 10, and he never finished worse than 25th. He also won the PGA Tour money title with just over $8.2 million, and he won the Vardon Trophy for the lowest adjusted scoring average. He won the award over Martin Kaymer, who won The Players Championship and U.S. Open; Masters champion Bubba Watson; FedEx Cup champion
Billy Horschel; and Walker. The tour does not release vote totals. “I guess it just makes me realize that even though last year wasn’t the year I wanted, the last three or four years have been very, very good,” McIlroy said. “It gives me even more motivation to go on and work harder and try to win more tournaments, more majors, and be involved in more Ryder Cups like last week.” McIlroy contributed two wins and two halves in Europe’s 16 1/2-11 1/2 victory over the Americans last week at Gleneagles. The PGA of America’s award for player of the year is based on points, and effectively ended when McIlroy captured his second major. Just like two years ago, he is virtually certain
to win the money title on both sides of the Atlantic, and sweep the significant awards in Europe. “Being voted player of the year by your peers is something that’s important,” he said. “They are the guys that you play week in and week out, and the guys you are trying to beat week in and week out. And if they appreciate what you’ve done over the year, and see the hard work you’ve put in, and golf you’ve played, and think that’s been the best of the season, that’s something that means a lot to me.” Hadley won the Puerto Rico Open, which was held opposite a World Golf Championship at Doral. Among the three rookies on the ballot, he was the only player with a PGA Tour victory, and the only one to advance to the third round of the FedEx Cup playoffs.
LeBron gets court time with old team, new teammates in Cleveland TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer
CLEVELAND (AP) — The crowd’s deafening roar was so loud LeBron James couldn’t hear his name announced. Unsure of whether to walk
out onto the floor, he looked around and realized he was the last one left on the bench. Seconds later, James knew he was home. Cleveland fans welcomed the NBA superstar back with open arms and ear-splitting
screams on Wednesday night as nearly 17,000 fans showed up to watch the Cavaliers hold their annual scrimmage, a glorified practice that provided a preview of what could become a spectacular season. Wearing the familiar No.
23 wine and gold jersey, the one he swapped for a No. 6 in Miami four years ago, James returned to the court where he took his first steps as a pro. As he waited on the bench to be introduced, James couldn’t C
hear the announcer say, “From Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, No. 23 ...” So James began walking out. “I really couldn’t hear it,” he said. “The fans were really loud and the PA was a little down, so
I really couldn’t hear it. I was the last person sitting on the bench, so I guess it had to be my time. But the roar was very well received and I’m grateful to be able to be in this position where the fans welcomed me back like that.”
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Particularly when Bumgarner is on the mound. He tossed a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts, needing 109 pitches to put a quick end to Pittsburgh’s second straight playoff appearance. Mixing his fastball with a slider and curve the Pirates rarely touched, Bumgarner was in complete control and looked very much like the ace who won 18 games during San Francisco’s bumpy regular season. “If you don’t want to pitch in these games, you probably need to find something else to do,” he said. No chance of that for Bumgarner or the rest of a roster that flourishes once the calendar flips past September. Crawford’s grand slam was the first in postseason history by a shortstop — and he wasn’t aiming for the fences. With the bases loaded in the fourth and nobody out in a scoreless game, Crawford turned on Volquez’s hanging breaking ball and sent it to right. Pittsburgh’s Travis Snider waited to play it off the wall. He never got the chance, instead slumping his shoulders as the ball landed a couple of rows deep to give the Giants a 4-0 lead that felt considerably larger. “I was in shock a little bit,” Crawford said. So were the Pirates, who never recovered. One night after Kansas City edged Oakland in a thrilling start to baseball’s postseason, this one was over by the middle innings. Overpowering one of the NL’s best lineups, Bumgarner walked one and threw 79 strikes in his latest stellar October performance. The big left-hander, who allowed only four singles, has thrown 15 scoreless innings in two World Series starts. “We got outplayed tonight,” Pittsburgh second baseman Neil Walker said. “Bumgarner went out there, he did what he wanted to do. He put up the strike zone and he made it tough on us.” Belt drove in three runs as the Giants padded the lead late. By then the black-clad crowd that began the night in a frenzy was watching in dismayed silence. “We’ve been there before,”
Belt said. “It’s a lot of fun when you’re on the road. ... You know you’re doing something good when the crowd goes silent.” Volquez was trying to cap his comeback season by sending Pittsburgh to the NLDS for the second straight year, but he couldn’t match Bumgarner. The right-hander cruised until the fourth, when a pair of singles and a walk loaded the bases with none out. He’d retired Crawford 19 of the 22 times he’d faced him during his career. It’s the 24th that he’ll remember. “I tried to bounce it down, back foot, and the ball just kept going,” Volquez said. “Bad spot.” That was more than enough for Bumgarner. Pittsburgh, fourth in the majors in extrabase hits this season, rarely hit the ball hard. Bumgarner was helped by his defense, too. Third baseman Pablo Sandoval — all 245 pounds of him — flipped over the railing in front of the Pittsburgh dugout to track down a foul popup off the bat of Russell Martin. Sandoval landed on his feet, a perfect symbol of San Francisco’s seemingly endless resiliency when October rolls around. Back in the playoffs after winning the World Series in 2010 and 2012, the Giants are looking to continue their everyother-year success. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, was unable to duplicate last year’s victory over Cincinnati in the wild-card game that followed a 21-year playoff drought. Playing before raucous crowds at PNC Park, the Pirates pushed St. Louis to a decisive Game 5 before losing their NLDS. This year, Pittsburgh went 17-9 in September while taking the Cardinals to the final day of the season in an attempt to win the NL Central. There will be no extended playoff stay this time after Crawford’s grand slam, the fourth in Giants postseason history. Shortstop had been the only position — including pitcher — without a slam in postseason play. “That’s crazy,” Crawford said. “With all the great shortstops that have played before, that’s pretty special. I’m happy to be able to do it.”
Scoreboard baseball MLB Postseason WILD CARD Tuesday, Sept. 30: Kansas City 9, Oakland 8, 12 innings Wednesday, Oct. 1: San Francisco 8, Pittsburgh 0 DIVISION SERIES (Best-of-5)
All AL games televised by TBS Baltimore vs. Detroit Thursday, Oct. 2: Detroit (Scherzer 18-5) at Baltimore (Tillman 136), 1:37 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3: Detroit (Verlander 15-12) at Baltimore (Chen 16-6), 8:07 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 5: Baltimore (Gonzalez 10-9) at Detroit (Price 15-12), 11:45 a.m. Los Angeles vs. Kansas City Thursday, Oct. 2: Kansas City (Vargas 11-10) at Los Angeles (Weaver 18-9), 5:07 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3: Kansas City (Ventura 14-10) at Los Angeles (Shoemaker 16-4), 5:37 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5: Los Angeles (Wilson 13-10) at Kansas City (Shields 14-8), 3:37 p.m.
Washington vs. San Francisco Friday, Oct. 3: San Francisco (Peavy 7-13) at Washington (Strasburg 14-11) (FS1), 11:07 a.m.
Giants 8, Pirates 0 S.F. 000 401 210— 8 11 2 Pitt. 000 000 000— 0 4 0 Bumgarner and Posey; Volquez, Ju.Wilson (6), J.Hughes (6), LaFromboise (7), Holdzkom (8), Melancon (9) and R.Martin. W_ Bumgarner 1-0. L_Volquez 0-1. HRs_San Francisco, B.Crawford (1).
football NFL Standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East Buffalo Miami New England N.Y. Jets South
W L T Pct 2 2 0 .500 2 2 0 .500 2 2 0 .500 1 3 0 .250
PF PA 79 75 96 97 80 90 79 96
Houston Indianapolis Tennessee Jacksonville North Cincinnati Baltimore Pittsburgh Cleveland West San Diego Denver Kansas City Oakland
3 2 1 0
1 2 3 4
0 .750 87 67 0 .500 136 95 0 .250 60 110 0 .000 58 152
3 3 2 1
0 1 2 2
0 1.000 80 0 .750 103 0 .500 97 0 .333 74
3 2 2 0
1 1 2 4
0 .750 102 63 0 .667 75 67 0 .500 102 79 0 .000 51 103
33 60 99 77
NATIONAL CONFERENCE East Philadelphia 3 1 Dallas 3 1 N.Y. Giants 2 2 Washington 1 3 South Atlanta 2 2 Carolina 2 2 New Orleans 1 3 Tampa Bay 1 3 North Detroit 3 1 Green Bay 2 2 Minnesota 2 2 Chicago 2 2 West Arizona 3 0 Seattle 2 1 San Francisco 2 2 St. Louis 1 2 Open: Miami, Oakland
0 .750 122 104 0 .750 115 86 0 .500 103 91 0 .250 95 109 0 .500 131 113 0 .500 73 96 0 .250 95 110 0 .250 72 119 0 .750 0 .500 0 .500 0 .500
85 62 92 96 91 84 92 100
0 1.000 0 .667 0 .500 0 .333
66 83 88 56
Thursday, Oct. 2 Minnesota at Green Bay, 4:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5
45 66 89 85
Cleveland at Tennessee, 9 a.m. Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 9 a.m. Houston at Dallas, 9 a.m. Chicago at Carolina, 9 a.m. St. Louis at Philadelphia, 9 a.m. Atlanta at N.Y. Giants, 9 a.m. Buffalo at Detroit, 9 a.m. Baltimore at Indianapolis, 9 a.m. Pittsburgh at Jacksonville, 9 a.m. Arizona at Denver, 12:05 p.m. Kansas City at San Francisco, 12:25 p.m. N.Y. Jets at San Diego, 12:25 p.m. Cincinnati at New England, 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6 Seattle at Washington, 4:30 p.m. All Times ADT
Transactions FOOTBALL National Football League NFL С Suspended Carolina DE Frank Alexander an additional 10 games after violating the league’s substance abuse policy again. ARIZONA CARDINALS С Resigned LB Desmond Bishop. CHICAGO BEARS С Signed CB Teddy Williams from Arizona’s practice squad. Waived LB Terrell Manning. HOCKEY National Hockey League DALLAS STARS С Assigned D Jyrki Jokipakka and RW Brett Ritchie to Texas (AHL). NEW YORK RANGERS С Reassigned Conor Allen, Mat Bodie, Chris Bourque, Ryan Bourque,
Tommy Hughes, Danny Kristo, Jason Missiaen, Nick Tarnasky, and Petr Zamorsky to Hartford (AHL). WINNIPEG JETS С Assigned F John Albert, D Julien Brouillette, G Connor Hellebuyck, F Carl Klingberg and F JC Lipon to St. John’s (AHL). SOCCER Major League Soccer MLS С Fined Sporting Kansas City D Igor Juliao an undisclosed amount for violating the league’s policy regarding hands to face/ head of an opponent in a Sept. 26 against New England. Suspended Colorado MF Carlos Alvarez one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for violating the league’s policy on entering the field of play/leaving the bench and technical area during a Sept. 27 game against San Jose. Fined Real Salt Lake coach Jeff Cassar an undisclosed amount for improper bench behavior during a Sept. 27 game against Vancouver. FC DALLAS С Signed MF Alejandro Zendejas. COLLEGE BROWN С Named Ted Rawlings men’s basketball operations specialist. IOWA STATE С Suspended men’s basketball G Matt Thomas and F Abdel Nader three games apiece for offseason drunken-driving arrests. YESHIVA С Named Jon Rubinstein men’s tennis coach.
Luck off to blistering start in 2014 MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Adams got a firsthand look at Peyton Manning’s record-breaking blockbuster last season in Denver. Now the former Broncos safety is hoping to catch the sequel with his new teammates in Indianapolis. With Andrew Luck off to the best statistical start of his pro career, the Colts’ new starting safety has started detecting trends that seem to come from the same script — an offense that keeps the defense on the sideline, a scoreboard that resembles a video game and a quarterback that has seemingly mastered every facet of the game. “It almost feels like every time a third down comes, he moves the chains and that’s the key. Move the chains, move the chains and eventually you know six points are coming, so, yeah, it does kind of feel like (last year),” Adams said Wednesday. It may not seem fair to compare Luck’s spectacular early season numbers to a 16-game run from Manning, a run many consider the greatest season for a quarterback in league history. Manning threw for 5,477 yards and 55 touchdowns, both NFL records. But if the Colts’ franchise quarterback stays healthy and keeps playing this efficiently, “I think the leadership that he Luck could work his way into has demonstrated with a lot of adversity, I think he’s done a tion of sideline policies regardtremendous job.” The decision came two days ing communication. Brandon’s after offensive coordinator statement acknowledged MorDoug Nussmeier opted not to ris’ likely concussion — after commit to a quarterback, say- Hoke had said about 12 hours ing coaches would “evaluate earlier that as far as he knew, the quarterback had not been the position.” Gardner played the remain- diagnosed with one. “(We) worked very hard getder of the fourth quarter Saturday after Morris was ultimately ting it right in the statement,” removed. He finished 3 for 6 for Hoke said. “When you talk 39 yards with a rushing touch- about evaluating all the things down in Michigan’s 30-14 loss we needed to evaluate, that was all handled in the statement.” to Minnesota. Hoke says his relationship Both Brandon and school President Mark Schlissel issued with Brandon remains “a restatements in the aftermath of lationship that’s built on trust, Morris’ injuries, citing a “seri- that’s built on integrity and built ous lack of communication” on character.” There have been on the field. Hoke said he still calls from students on campus would not wear a headset on for both Hoke and Brandon to be removed. the sideline. “That’s something I’ve explained a lot,” Hoke said. “It Gore sidelined allows me to coach guys on the CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — sideline. I’ve got a guy right beClemson part-time offensive hind me who is telling me everything that I need to know. I line starter Joe Gore had his think it helps when you want to appendix removed Wednesday and will miss the Tigers’ next be hands-on.” Brandon described plans for two games. Clemson coach Dabo Swinmore medical personnel in the press box area and examina- ney announced Gore’s condi-
Gardner to start for Wolverines
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — After leaving sophomore quarterback Shane Morris on the field following a hit to the head last weekend, Michigan coach Brady Hoke took responsibility for the program’s breakdown in communication Wednesday and said Devin Gardner will start against Rutgers. Hoke did not elaborate on discrepancies between his news conference Monday and athletic director Dave Brandon’s statement on Morris’ injuries early Tuesday. Brandon said Morris suffered a high-ankle sprain and “probable, mild concussion.” “From the start, when you’re a leader, you always have to take responsibility,” Hoke said. “I take responsibility for our student-athletes, and I would take it for their health and welfare. But I’ll also make it clear I don’t make decisions on the health and welfare, and that shouldn’t be the coach’s decision.” Fifth-year senior Gardner will start on the road in New Jersey for the Wolverines. “We have great belief in what he has done,” Hoke said.
Saturday, Oct. 4: San Francisco at Washington (FS1), 1:37 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6: Washington at San Francisco (FS1 or MLBN), TBD Los Angeles vs. St. Louis Friday, Oct. 3: St. Louis (Wainwright 20-9) at Los Angeles (Kershaw 21-3) (FS1), 2:37 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4: St. Louis (Lynn 15-10) at Los Angeles (MLBN), 5:37 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6: Los Angeles at St. Louis (Lackey 3-3) (FS1 or MLBN), TBD All Times ADT
the conversation. Manning’s successor in Indy has never played better — and the numbers prove it. He has completed 60 of 80 passes for 763 yards with eight touchdowns and only one interception over the past two games, and he’s only been sacked twice in the past three weeks. Instead of having to engineer late rallies, he’s led the Colts (2-2) to back-to-back blowouts against division rivals. And the 25-year-old Luck leads the league with 1,305 yards and 13 touchdowns and has led the Colts to an NFL-best 136 points. At this rate, the Colts’ franchise quarterback may not only break Manning’s single-season franchise records for completions, yards passing and touchdowns in fewer attempts, he would become the first player in Colts’ history to throw for more than 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns. Coach Chuck Pagano was so impressed with Luck’s 393yard, four-touchdown performance Sunday, he even compared the current two-game run to Michael Jordan being in a zone in his prime. He’s not alone. “Wow! Fifty-two touchdowns, wow! That’s my man,” Adams said when told of Luck’s current pace. “I’m rooting for him.” Luck would rather focus on film study rather than the rave reviews, and he insists the biggest reason for this surge is ac-
tually his teammates. Receivers Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton are both ranked among the AFC’s top 10 in receptions. Running back Ahmad Bradshaw already has a careerhigh four touchdown receptions. Dwayne Allen’s three TD catches are third among NFL tight ends, and an offensive line that was decimated by injuries during the preseason has managed to clear the way for Indianapolis to produce three straight 100-yard rushing games and set a club record for most total yards over a two-game span (1,027). Luck’s goal is simple: Keep the momentum. “I think if you can get that ball rolling and not relax, not take your foot off the pedal in a sense, you hopefully can corral some of that momentum and keep it going,” he said. Indy may not need to make any major revisions Sunday against Baltimore (3-1). While the Ravens’ usually stout defense is allowing 15.0 points, the pass defense has been suspect. Opposing quarterbacks have completed 64.2 percent of their passes, thrown one interception and been sacked only four times. And now Baltimore is up against one of the NFL’s hottest quarterbacks in a city where it has never won. Indy expected Luck to emerge as the best young quarterback in the league when it drafted him with the No. 1
overall pick in 2012. He hasn’t disappointed. As a rookie, Luck engineered one of the greatest one-season turnarounds in league history and leading the Colts back to the playoffs. Last year, Luck cut his interception total in half, increased his completion percentage, led the Colts to the AFC South title and directed the second-largest comeback in playoff history. This season, Luck blamed himself for a botched play call on the goal line in Denver and a late red zone interception against Philadelphia, plays that may have cost Indy two wins. But as he works out the kinks, Luck is becoming the headline star in the NFL’s top offense. “It’s not a shock,” tight end Coby Fleener said. “I think this is kind of the Andrew Luck that everybody here sees on a daily basis, and now the people that follow the stats actually maybe believe it.” Notes: Pagano said left guard Jack Mewhort (ankle) will be replaced in the starting lineup this week by Lance Louis, who started in place of the injured Hugh Thornton at right guard last Sunday. ... Pagano also said safety Sergio Brown will replace LaRon Landry in the lineup as Landry serves a four-game suspension for violating the league’s performance-enhancing substance policy. Pagano said he was “disappointed” when he found out about the suspension.
tion after practice. The Tigers (2-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) face North Carolina State (4-1, 0-1) on Saturday. Gore started the Clemson’s first three games. He was a backup at tackle last week in a
50-35 victory over North Carolina. Gore was listed as backup to Clemson’s left and right tackle positions against the Wolfpack. He has averaged 47 snaps a game so far this season. Gore’s absence further
weakens Clemson’s depth on the offensive line. The Tigers had lost Patrick DeStefano and Gifford Timothy to career-ending injuries before the season. Then Shaq Anthony transferred in late August.
Peninsula Clarion, Thursday, October 2, 2014
NFL Week 5: Plentiful two weeks have been kind to the Sultan By NOLAN ROSE For the Peninsula Clarion
The Sultan of Sides is riding a tidal wave of excellence into the fifth week of the NFL season. A pocket book pleasing 9-4 mark against the spread in week four followed an even fatter 11-4-1 tally in week three. The twoweek stretch raised the column’s record to a satisfactory 33-27-1 for the year. The first quarter of the NFL schedule has been unlike any other in recent memory. The league has been rocked by domestic violence and child abuse issues. Almost too many to count. Commissioner Darth Goodell has seen his popularity plummet to depths even lower than a United States President could reach. It’s a testament to the incredible popularity of the league that TV ratings remain unbelievably high. In America, football is king. Speaking of royalty. The Soldotna High School football team is on some kind of run. West Valley was supposed to be a test for the Stars and that thought proved accurate until the game started. SoHi held a 59-14 lead in the fourth quarter before holding on for a 37-point victory? Wow! The young men in blue passed that test with flying colors. The last team standing between the Stars and another undefeated regular season is rival Kenai Central High School. I haven’t been to a high school football game since I daydreamed my way through Algebra II in the year 2000. It’s been over a decade. I’m going to the SoHi-Kenai game this weekend. You have to if you’re a fan of football. Can Kenai pull off the impossible and stop the SoHi freight train in its tracks? Or will the Stars roll another opponent on their way to the state playoffs? A win for Kenai would taste sweeter than a triple chocolate cookie to Kardinal faithful, but defeating a SoHi team that would undoubtedly be favored over the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars will be a challenge. Minnesota Vikings @ GREEN BAY PACKERS -9 Neophyte passer Teddy Bridgewater has sparked a Minnesota Vikings
team without their star rusher Adrian Peterson. Now the Vikings travel to hallowed Lambeau Field to face Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers on a short week. Green Bay’s defense has been shredded cheese through four weeks. Expect the Pack to add a few wrinkles into the game plan to confuse Bridgewater. Rodgers found his rhythm last Sunday in Chicago. Expecting the Vikes rookie to keep up with the future Hall-of-Famer is a tall order. Packers win 34-20 CHICAGO BEARS @ Carolina Panthers -2.5 I’d feel better about siding with the Bears at +3.5 but beggars can’t be choosers. Carolina’s offense is a steaming pile of injuries. DeAngelo Williams, out. Jonathon Stewart, out. Mike Tolbert, out. Who is Cam Newton going to hand the ball off to? A suspect Panthers passing attack won’t be able to match the Bears on the scoreboard. Bears win 26-19 CLEVELAND BROWNS @ Tennessee Titans +1.5 What can the Browns do for you? Cover spreads! Take that UPS. Tennessee is awful, the Titans have been outscored by 66 points in their last three contests following an opening week victory. That’s a 22 point average margin of defeat. Yikes. Cleveland is sneaky competitive. Veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer has played well enough to pause ESPN’s seemingly endless obsession with Johnny Manziel. The world owes Brian Hoyer a thank you. Browns win 20-17 ST. LOUIS RAMS @ Philadelphia Eagles -7 Undrafted, second year quarterback Austin Davis has filled in admirably for the St. Louis Rams replacing injured passers Sam Bradford and Shaun Hill. The Eagles high flying attack was grounded last week in San Francisco. Star rusher LeSean McCoy has averaged a paltry 2.7 yards per carry through four contests. Philadelphia’s pass blocking hasn’t been much better. Something the Rams fearsome front four should take advantage of. St. Louis doesn’t have enough to pull
off the upset but the Mountain Goats will keep things interesting. Eagles win 27-21. ATLANTA FALCONS @ New York Giants -4 The New York Small Persons have been much better than I anticipated. I was certain this was the year Head Coach Tom Coughlin ran out of lives in the NFL, but Eli Manning and the offense has hit their stride in time to take some heat off the old ball coach. Atlanta is a hard team to figure out. The Falcons can put points on the board, but how do you let a depleted Minnesota Vikings team, with a rookie quarterback making his first start, tally 41 points a week ago? If the Falcons defense doesn’t improve quickly it could be a long year in Atlanta. Falcons win 31-28 Tampa Bay Bucs @ NEW ORLEANS SAINTS -10 The Saints aren’t marching in. What is has happened to the New Orleans Saints? Drew Brees was supposed to lead the team to contention in the NFC. After four weeks the Saints are 1-3 and in real danger of having their lofty aspirations slip away. Fortunately for Saints faithful, the Tampa Bay Bucs are coming to the rescue. I’m not buying Tampa’s win in Pittsburgh last Sunday as anything more than the Steelers overlooking their opponent. Saints win 34-17 HOUSTON TEXANS @ Dallas Cowboys -6 The Battle for Lone Star State supremacy is set for this weekend. Both teams have gotten off to surprising 3-1 starts. The Cowboys in particular have looked great. Running back DeMarco Murray leads the NFL in rushing. The strong ground attack has taken the pressure off quarterback Tony Romo. Texans’ star defender J.J. Watt will have to have a monster performance to stymy the Cowboys offense. Cowboys win 24-20 BUFFALO BILLS @ Detroit Lions -7 Nobody circles the wagons like
the Buffalo Bills! Expect the Bills to rally around newly inserted quarterback Kyle Orton. Orton replaces the embattled E.J. Manuel who failed miserably as a first-round draft pick. An average performance from Orton would be a huge improvement over anything Manuel could offer. Detroit is off to a strong 3-1 start but the Lions of recent memory have been allergic to prosperity. Lions win 27-24 Baltimore Ravens @ INDIANAPOLIS COLTS -3.5 Laying a field goal scares me, but Andrew Luck and the Colts offense has finally come alive. Perhaps no quarterback has ever entered the NFL surrounded by as much hype as Luck. The wunderkind passer has been good but now it appears he’s taking the final step toward greatness. Luck has thrown for nearly 800 yards and eight touchdowns in his last two contests. The Baltimore Ravens will be a much tougher test but it’s one I’m confident the Stanford graduate will pass. Colts win 31-24 PITTSBURGH STEELERS @ Jacksonville Jags +6.5 Pittsburgh flopped a week ago against the hapless Tampa Bay Bucs at home. The Steelers will get a chance to redeem themselves against another Florida team this Sunday when they visit the Jacksonville Jaguars. Jacksonville is terrible, and until the team proves it can lose a game by less than 17 points, something they’ve yet to accomplish, the smart play is to stay away. Steelers win 36-19 Arizona Cardinals @ DENVER BRONCOS -7.5 I’m not buying the Arizona Cardinals as a legitimate contender in the NFC. Quarterback Carson Palmer hasn’t played in nearly a month, that’s not a recipe for success against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in Mile High City. Denver has had a bye week to recover from their narrow defeat in Seattle. The Broncos won’t drop two in a row. Broncos win 31-17
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS @ San Francisco 49ers -6.5 How impressive were the Chiefs against the New England Patriots a week ago? Kansas City took the Brady Bunch into the woodshed and didn’t let them out until Tom Brady’s hair was messed up. San Francisco survived a scare against the Philadelphia Eagles to reach 2-2 for the year. Despite the win, something seems amiss with this 49ers team. Ex-49er and current Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith is primed for a great performance in his return to the bay. Chiefs win 21-17 New York Jets @ SAN DIEGO CHARGERS -7 Jets quarterback Geno Smith is really bad at football. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is really good at football. No further analysis is necessary. Chargers win 30-16 Cincinnati Bengals @ NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS +1.5 The Cincinnati Bengals, led by one of the top defenses in football, is undefeated through four weeks. The Brady Bunch is 2-2 and looks like a shell of the good team that used to play in Boston. In this wacky NFL universe that means the Patriots are the smart play. I just don’t see a Bill Belichick team laying two eggs in a row. If New England falls this week we can all get off the band wagon. Patriots win 24-21 SEATTLE SEAHAWKS @ Washington Redskins +7.5 A touchdown plus is more than you’d like to lay when your backing the visiting side but does anyone think the Washington Native Americans can compete with the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks? Russell Wilson and company have had two weeks to prepare for a team that lost to an average New York Giants squad 45-14 a week ago. Native American fans will be yearning for the Robert Griffin glory years. Seahawks win 30-20
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public. He said he has considered the possibility of building electronic surveys that would allow borough residents to weigh in on big topics, no matter where they are located. The only issue with that is that there may be little response, Bassett said. In any election, no matter what percentage of the population turns out to vote, it must be assumed that the result is representative of the eligible voting body as a whole, he said. If elected, Bassett said he is going into the position with other “pet ideas,” he will try to introduce. He said while it is fine to have a strong opinion on property rights for example, everything should be taken and
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Kmart was a big box store that, when it moved into the region, put many local stores out of business that couldn’t compete, Gilman said. When it left not only was the revenue from the chain gone, but there were no local stores to make up for it, he said. Gilman said he ran to help with the cleanup. During his term on council the city managed to rebuild a balanced budget for the city. However, he does not foresee dealing with an issue of that magnitude if elected to the assembly. Gilman currently works as an attorney at his business Gilman & Associates. If elected, he will become the successor to three-term assembly member Hal Smalley. Gilman works for local organizations such as Our Lady of Angels catholic church, the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank and the Kenai Peninsula Bar Association. He has bachelor of arts in philosophy and a law degree. He has claimed Alaskan residency for 45 years where he has raised his four children with wife Margaret Gilman. “This is my community,”
examined on a case-by-case basis. While he considers himself a moderate, he said he believes in social responsibility, and has strong libertarian tendencies. Generally, he said, public bodies are too overregulated. “You can’t keep people from circling a lake,” Bassett said. There are limits to impeding on property rights. He said in the public sphere not everyone’s opinion is greatly relevant to every issue. If the borough finds a way to interact more frequently with the public, it will be easier to identify issues that will ultimately affect the borough level of government, such as the Kalifornsky Beach flooding and erosion abatement, he said. Bassett said while right now there is little risk to public infrastructure, eventually a natural disaster may begin to damage lo-
cal roads. He said there is a cost effective way of planning ahead and handling big issues. He said it is important for the borough to responsibly develop the resources available to the borough. The city, state and borough need to be more proactive and work with each other, Bassett said. “It is odd they aren’t trying harder to do something because when it gets to critical infrastructure it becomes the problem of the state,” he said. “They should try to head that off.” The Alaska LNG Project may bring in an unprecedented influx of revenue to the borough through taxes, housing, rental needs and money to local businesses. He said it is the job of the assembly to focus on planning for new infrastructure and how to spend that money on improving the community. With experience in the oil
field, local construction, commercial fishing and transportation, Bassett said he has a broad view in “both the primary and support sectors.” He said his strong suit is the ability to look at existing policy and a current issue and develop a reasonable response. Bassett said he keeps up on local issues, but is not currently completely engaged in everything that goes on the assembly level. “It’s one of those things that if you get the job you do the job,” Bassett said. Bassett said his policy skills would be best put to use in public service where he can look at situations and identify a solution that will make the majority of people the most content.
Gilman said. “I think I have it right on the pulse of the community. People want schools supported.” The primary reason Gilman entered the race this year was to assist the borough in keeping balanced budget that will ensure the school system receives adequate funding, he said. With the potential for major growth and consequential revenue boom from Nikiski if the Alaska LNG Project is approved, there will be an influx of funds to find a place for, Gilman said. The potential growth in Nikiski is likely bigger than the area has ever seen, Gilman said. For construction alone the area is looking at 3,500 temporary jobs, and 600 permanent positions, if the liquefied natural gas facility comes to Nikiski. That is huge for a community this size, he said. There are growing pains to go along with that, Gilman said. Local schools will need more class space and roughly 1,000 new families will be looking for homes. There is also the possibility of a huge economic advancement, Gilman said. Contractors and construction companies will have more jobs, property tax revenue will increase and local businesses will be stimu-
lated with more people around to buy their products. With the increase in revenue, the borough should be focusing on schools, roads and garbage, Gilman said. The assembly should have funded the school district to the cap last year, which should be its policy, he said. He also believes it should maintain a larger reserve. During the last fiscal year the assembly funded the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District to 92.5 percent of the maximum local possible contribution, Gilman said. That meant $3.5 million was left on the table, which may seem like a small amount, but what is means it the possibly closing local pools. Gilman said none of the borough’s money should be going toward non-departmentals. “It moves away from essential services,” Gilman said. “How can you make the decision which nonprofit should receive funds? How do you make that decision which of those groups get peoples tax dollars?” Gilman said as long as some nonprofits are receiving assistance, others will be requesting help. He said while Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council and Central Area Rural
Transit System are wonderful organizations, why is the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, Hospice or the Kenai Habitat for Humanity not able to receive funding as well? Gilman said if elected he is prepared to face other big issues such as the Kalifornsky Beach flooding issue. He said he sees the issue as a very unfortunate natural disaster. “The situation is really troublesome,” Gilman said. “It’s no one’s fault.” Gilman said a big concern with the flooding is the consequential septic issues. Residents’ wells are being contaminated without them even knowing it. Gilman said he agreed with borough Mayor Mike Navarre’s decision to veto the proposed 3 percent borough-wide bed tax. With a distressed river, marketing tourism should not be a priority right now, he said. While Gilman is most concerned about providing excellent resources to local youth in the form of education, the school district is performing quite well, Gilman said. However, improvements can always be made.
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“I think there is a place for advisory vote,” Thompson said. “It can come to the rights of the individuals versus the rights of the masses.” Thompson said he knows he will be dealing with other issues outside his direct interests. He said on the issue of the Central Peninsula Hospital declining to enter a transfer agreement with the Surgery Center of Kenai the current situation is resulting in less local competition and consequently lowered health care quality for residents. The borough’s idea of how to run the hospital is stifling private enterprise, Thompson said. The borough should be looking for ways to lower health care costs. Competition results in a better product and lower prices. “I was born here and my kids were born here,” Thompson said. “I want to keep conversation going. The reality is it is being run as a for-profit hospital.” Thompson agrees with the assembly not funding the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District to the cap. The district’s focus should be on hiring and paying for better teachers, which ultimately benefits the community as a whole. “If you had good teachers in a garage, the students would do well,” Thompson said. “Each dollar spent must be leveraged into the maximum benefit.” Thompson said he wants his children to have an education that makes them competitive. A quality education leads to a reduction in social and economic problems, lower crime rates and an overall more viable community.
Thompson said he wants to facilitate accountability and make sure there isn’t any waste. The borough handles a few issues in a way that doesn’t coincide with public opinion, including that of property owners he said. “If elected, I want to repeal the anadromous stream ordinance,” Thompson said. “I think that is a better approach than an all out assault on property owners.” Thompson said he has spoken to people who were afraid to mow their lawn without a permit. If people do destroy the stream, there should be a penalty in place, he said. They should have to make the repairs and pay a fine. That should be enough of a deterrent, he said. The borough should focus on roads, waste and education, Thompson said. It should not be funding non-departmentals. The private sector should be assisting others in the private sector, he said. “It is other people’s money,” Thompson said. “Revenue comes from property tax, from property owners. When you are using other people’s money you should be 100 percent accountable.” Further into his term if elected, Thompson said he intends to put time into voting on issues. He wants to receive more public input, but at the same time he doesn’t want to promote tyranny of the masses. Thompson said the advisory votes the assembly has put before the public are a crutch for some members of office. He Reach Kelly Sullivan at kelsaid when they act as a safety ly.sullivan@peninsulaclarion. blanket that is a problem. com.
Iditarod renews TV deal ANCHORAGE (AP) — Organizers of Alaska’s famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race have renewed a deal with the Sportsman Channel, continuing a national television presence for the nearly 1,000-mile trek across rugged and sometimes unforgiving terrain. With the agreement announced Wednesday, the network maintains its status as the official network of the race from Anchorage to the old gold rush town of Nome on Alaska’s wind-scoured western coast. C
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What’s Happening 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 Kenai Mayor Pat Porter invites you to her “First Saturday Coffee” on October 4 , downstairs in city hall. Fall is here with winter right around the corner. The subjects are yours, look around Kenai to offer ideas, solutions and concerns that will help us to plan for the winter and what we might want to see happen next summer. The coffee and morning pastries will be served from 9-10:30 a.m. Mayor Porter looks forward to this opportunity to meet and visit with our Kenai neighbors. Our resident ideas are always welcome. The city coffee cup will be yours to take home. For more information contact our City Clerk, Sandra Modigh at 283-8247. n Peninsula Art Guild is hosting a First Thursday Art Reception for the 2014 Experimental art show called “Beyond the Covers” on Thursday Oct. 2, from 6-8 p.m. at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Avenue in Olde Town Kenai - across from the Oilers Bingo Hall.
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In this image , Dylan O’Brien appears in a scene from the film, “The Maze Runner.”
n At Veronica’s cafe in old town Kenai, this Friday we have our always fun open mic from 6:30-9 p.m., and on this Saturday we have the beautiful Charmers Daughters starting at 6:30 p.m., so come in and enjoy our home made food, desserts and coffees that are heavenly, come and enjoy one of the many great nights at Veronica’s Cafe. Have a blessed week. 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. n The Pinochle Club, formally from Kasilof, will be playing at Hooligans Bar & Restaurant in Soldotna. Starting with a play day on Saturday Oct. 4 at 12:30 p.m. League will start on Sat. Oct. 11. Bring a partner and come along for some winter fun. Questions? Cal Jay Vienup at 907-252-6397.
Markets, fairs and bazaars n The Central Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary Annual Holiday Bazaar will be held Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The bazaar will be held in the Denali See ART, page B-2
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“The Maze Runner” 20th Century Fox 1 hour 53 minutes So much in the way of fantasy fiction owes a huge debt to Rod Serling and “The Twilight Zone.” Sure, Serling was mining short fiction of the thirties and forties, but the quirky, clever, punchy format of his television show influenced a generation of writers that came after. Short fiction, however, has gone out of style of late, publishers and readers showing preference for the ever-present multi-volume series, ala “Harry Potter,” “The Hunger Games” and anything with Percy Jackson in the title. Unfortunately, the sharp, punchy quality of an episode of “Twilight Zone” rarely translates to a story that spans 1,000 pages or more. As a result, even the good series,
R eeling It In C hris J enness like “Hunger Games,” tend to get burdened with over complicated plot points. This week’s adventure, which I broke down and decided to go see despite last week’s assertion that I wouldn’t, “The Maze Runner” comes from one of the not-so-good YA trilogies. I had fairly low expectations for the film, but this one surprised me, if only a little. Based on the first few fifteen minutes or
so, you’d swear that “Maze Runner” has the perfect “Twilight Zone” plot. A teenage boy abruptly awakes to find himself in a cage-like elevator speeding upward at a rapid clip. With no memory of who he is and how he got where he is, the cage comes crashing to a stop, and a set of large metal doors open to reveal a sunny glade, a crowd of rough-looking boys, and huge, 100-foot high walls of stone surrounding them on all sides. It’s a great set-up, and the more you find out the more mysterious it all seems. None of the boys knows their origins, only their name which comes back to them after a day or two. The stone walls move to open up into a giant maze, the purpose of which is also completely unknown. The boys are given enough to survive, and one new recruit a month, and that’s it. Our newest boy, See REEL, page B-2
Marinovich goes from NFL QB to bust to muralist GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Todd Marinovich is making another start — in life. This time as a muralist. The city of Garden Grove has hired the former University of Southern California and Los Angeles Raiders quarterback to paint a 25-by-30 foot mural on the side of a downtown theater. Marinovich, 45, was a 1991 first-round draft pick by the Raiders who became one of football’s biggest busts, first struggling with his game, then with drug addiction. More than 20 years after he played for the Raiders and more than a dozen years after he last played pro football of any kind, Marinovich was recommended for the $20,000 commission by a councilman in Garden Grove, a city of 175,000 that itself is trying to make a cultural comeback. “Can you think of anyone more symbolic of comebacks?” said Councilman Steve Jones, a USC graduate. Marinovich has been working on the mural for three weeks and it will be unveiled Oct. 12, the Orange County Register reported Tuesday.
“I got chills when they asked me to do this project,” said Marinovich. “I have some ideas about where I want this mural to go, but I’m mostly letting the art flow.” The mural is mostly shielded by tarps, but the parts he is working on show the deep roots of a tree with sprawling farmland in the background. He has invited elementary school kids to add doodles, handprints and scribbles. With his black board shorts, baseball cap and bare feet, Marinovich doesn’t look much different than a typical artist working on such a project. But many fans have recognized him and stopped to chat, get autographs and take pictures. He has no direct ties to Garden Grove. He was a high school superstar in another Orange County city, Mission Viejo, famously bred from birth to be a quarterback and dubbed “Robo QB.” Then came short stints with the Trojans and Raiders before he faded into drug problems. He made comebacks to play in AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Kevin Sullivan Canada and the Arena Football League before leaving the Todd Marinovich, the former Orange County high school, USC and NFL quarterback whose career was derailed by drug adgame altogether. diction, paints a mural on the side of the Gem Theatre in GarSee TODD, page B-2 den Grove Sept. 26.
Grandma was right, darn it Bookworm Sez Grandma was right. Darn it. Every year, when November rolled around and you longed for the holidays, she told you not to wish your life away. Time moved fast enough, she said, and it went faster the older you get. Back then, a week lasted forever; today, you blink and where did it go? And in the new novel “Five Days Left” by Julie Lawson Timmer, even that’s not enough time. Texas lawyer Mara Nichols always did her research. It was something she prided herself on – until Huntington’s Disease robbed her of her moods, memory, and then her job. What horrified her more than this loss of identity, though, was that, if her disease progressed as she understood it, she would lose control C
of her body more and more, little by little, until there was no Mara left. She’d be a burden to her husband, Tom, and an embarrassment for their daughter, Lakshmi – and that, to Mara, was unacceptable. Four years prior, when she received her diagnosis and knew what was to come, she made a decision: if symptoms progressed beyond a certain point, she would take her own life. That was best – a gift, really – for her parents, and for Tom and Laks. She could never tell them this, but they’d understand later. She now had five days to wrap up her life. Laurie Coffman always wanted a family but fostering a grade-school child from inner-city Detroit wasn’t what she had in mind – particularly since she was pregnant with her first baby. For her husband, Scott, See SEZ, page B-2
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This 2014 photo provided by Susan Vanderwiel shows the fire pit she and her family enjoy year-round at their lake house in Apple River, Ill.
People making the most of their time By DIANA MARSZALEK Associated Press
As fun as summer at the lake is, Sue Vanderwiel and family also make the most of their Apple River, Illinois, vacation home in the winter. That’s when “it is much quieter, and we can just hang out, play games and chill, literally and figuratively.” The family gathers around a big stone fire pit (15 feet in diameter) — often with s’mores, hot chocolate and peppermint schnapps for Mom and Dad — even when those Midwestern temperatures drop. “We have been out there with snow on the ground,” the Chicago-area resident says. “Regardless of the season, we stargaze and watch satellites travel across the sky.” Refusing to become shut-ins during the winter, many homeowners are making their outdoor spaces warm and comfy for year-round use. Builders cite increasing demand from clients trying to maximize their homes’ potential by adding everything from DIY ice rinks to elaborate outdoor kitchens. “We are working harder, we are working longer hours, and we don’t necessarily want to get in the car and travel through traffic on weekends,” says landscape designer and builder David Veron, owner of The Veron Company in Marlborough, Massachusetts. “People want to stay home and make the most of their time there.” Making outdoor spaces usable in chillier months, Veron says, requires only that they are comfortable (i.e. warm), safe and “pleasing to the eye.” Features that lend themselves to an activity — cooking in an outdoor pizza oven, sipping wine next to an outdoor fireplace or watching the kids play, for instance — are a plus. “If you’re warm and the space is visually appealing, that’s great. But what are you doing out there?” Veron says. You could easily spend tens (even hundreds) of thousands of
dollars on such projects — how about that three-sided kitchen with heated floors and ceilings? — but there are also costefficient ways to make outdoor space usable year-round. “If you’re a hockey fan, putting in a nice ice rink (which costs around $400) and fire pit (which start at about $500), is absolutely a home run,” Veron says. “You’ve just bought another season.” Mike Marler, general manager of Outdoor Solutions, a Jackson, Mississippi-area company that specializes in creating outdoor living areas, says there are also ways to warm up structures. Most of the structures his company builds include some sort of roof or walls — pavilions, pool houses or outdoor kitchens, for example. Installing roll-up shutter or louvered doors helps keep the chill out, especially in a relatively mild place like Mississippi, where winter temperatures rarely dip below the 20-degree mark. “We’re not trying to climatecontrol those spaces as much as make them comfortable,” he says. And when building a new space, features that make it usable in winter — in-floor heat, lighting, fireplaces — should be included from the get-go. “You have to design it for summer first,” Veron says. “But then you look at how we can take that outdoor space and try to stretch it into three or four seasons.” And you don’t need a lot of acreage. Veron says he’s created winter-worthy spaces in small backyards that abut neighbors, as well as full-blown, heated kitchens along snowmobile or ski trails. “It’s about the experience,” he says. That’s what Vanderwiel has been enjoying since installing her fire pit three years ago. “We really enjoy our time, and find gazing into the fire, the smell of the burning fire and the crackling sounds very relaxing,” she says. “We are very happy.”
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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. with 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 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 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the SC Center. $30 for a space, $10 to rent a table. Limit 1 vendor per product line. Visit www.sterlingcommunityclub.com for a registration form, or stop by the Sterling Community Center in person. Call 262-7224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. n Dear Arts and Crafts Lovers, the annual arts and crafts fair will be held again at the Kenai Central High School. This is the main source of revenue that supports the Kenai Fine Arts Center. Come have fun, visit with Santa, and be awed by the awesome display of art, crafts, baked goods, and the love and energy put into the work at these booths. More than 220 vendors with room for a few more. To rent a booth call Joyce at 260-5996. Santa Claus on location on Friday Nov. 28 and Saturday Nov. 29 at Kenai Central High School.
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In this Sept. 17 photo, drag queens from left, Lil Ms. Hot Mess, Sister Roma and Heklina, take turns speaking about their battle with Facebook during a news conference at City Hall in San Francisco, Calif. Facebook on Wednesday, apologized to drag queens and the transgender community for deleting accounts that used drag names like Lil Miss Hot Mess rather than legal names such as Bob Smith.
Facebook apologizes to drag queens for name policy By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer
NEW YORK — Facebook is apologizing to drag queens and the transgender community for deleting accounts that used drag names like Lil Miss Hot Mess rather than legal names such as Bob Smith. The world’s biggest online social network caught heat recently when it deleted several hundred accounts belonging to self-described drag queens, other performers and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Facebook has long required its users to go by their “real names” on the site for security purposes, to stand out from other
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social networks and so it can better target advertising to people. Now, the company says the spirit of its policy doesn’t mean a person’s legal name but “the authentic name they use in real life.” “For Sister Roma, that’s Sister Roma. For Lil Miss Hot Mess, that’s Lil Miss Hot Mess,” Chris Cox, Facebook’s vice president of product wrote in a blog post Wednesday. Though the real names policy isn’t changing, the way Facebook enforces it might. Last month, the company suggested that performers such as drag queens have other ways of maintaining their stage identities on the site, such as creating pages that are meant for businesses and public
figures. But a fan page is not the same as a regular Facebook account and users were not happy with the suggestion. While standing by the real names policy on Wednesday, Cox said “we see through this event that there’s lots of room for improvement in the reporting and enforcement mechanisms, tools for understanding who’s real and who’s not, and the customer service for anyone who’s affected.” The Transgender Law Center, a San Francisco based transgender rights advocacy group that met with Facebook over the issue on Wednesday, said it is “excited to work in good faith with Facebook to address all the concerns raised in today’s meeting.”
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thy subplot that I found completely unnecessary. But, since the entire structure that the next two entries in the series, “The Continued from page B-1 Scorch Trials” and “The Death Cure” are based on depends on Now he says he doesn’t so much as watch football, unless he’s the big twist, I suppose it was throwing one around with his two kids at their home in Oceanstoo much to hope the filmmak- ide. ers could have found a way “I’m into this,” he said, looking at the mural that is the biggest around that, too. project he’s ever done. I will say that, despite not “That’s the beauty of art,” he said. “You can control it.” particularly buying the final answer to the riddle, it was satisfying to at least have it answered in a timely manner, unlike, say, watching the longrunning “Lost,” which merely succeeded in piling up so many mysteries it was impossible to answer them all. “The Maze Runner” feels a little like “Lost” at times, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Director Wes Ball, depending on solid performances from a mostly unknown cast, manages to elevate some fairly mediocre material and turns in a pretty entertaining evening at the movies. It’s not a game changer, nor is it going to elevate it’s stars, ala “Hunger Games” or “Twilight” to super-stardom, but it should prove to be financially successful enough to finish out the series, which is a victory in itself. My advice: don’t go in expecting too much, and “The Maze Runner” may surprise you, too. Grade: B“The Maze Runner” is rated PG-13 for mild language and some fairly scary monster violence.
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Thomas, is different somehow, though. Plagued with dreams that seem to suggest a sinister past, Thomas seems destined to buck up against the ruling authority of the glade. He wants to venture into the maze, when to do so is expressly forbidden to anyone but the “runners” the strongest and fastest of the boys who search the maze for way out by day. No one goes into the maze at night for fear of running across one of the “grievers” - hideous machines clothed in grotesque flesh and programmed to kill anything they come across. There are many dangers in the glade, but up until Thomas’ arrival, things seemed to have settled into a state of tranquility. Now everything was going to change. Much like a magic trick, the more you know about how the mystery is achieved, the less cool it seems. “The Maze Runner” keeps up the tension and manages to avoid many of the pitfalls of the books, but eventually we have to get the big reveal - the secret behind the maze - and just like in the books, I found it to be a letdown. I won’t spoil it, but the twist manages to be cumbersome, difficult to understand, and nonsensical at the same time. I was pleased to see that the film jettisons many of the elements of the book that I found tiresome and irritating, Chris Jenness is a freelance such as the strange “glader” di- graphic designer, artist and alect, as well as a cliché telepa- movie buff who lives in Nikiski.
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people who have a finite time – real or imagined - to spend with those they love. It’s that guessing part, the will-she-won’tshe on Mara’s behalf, and the frustration from Scott that kept me turning pages well into the night. I also found myself wondering what I’d do if I was in their shoes, which led me to ignore my clock as I got wrapped up in their lives and this story – and if that’s not the mark of an exceptional novel, well, then I don’t know what is. This is one of those winners that’ll be passed from reader to fan to book group and beyond. It’s a novel that people will buzz about awhile. Start it, and I think you’ll agree that “Five Days Left” is a right fine read.
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though, having Curtis for a year was so incredibly rewarding. It had been a challenge, for sure; Scott was happy to get advice from friends on an online forum, and it really helped him and Laurie to raise Little Man. Scott fell hard for Curtis in the past, fleeting year, but he never forgot one thing. Films Curtis wasn’t his son. And in five days, the boy would return n Call Orca Theaters at 262-7003 for listings and times. to his mother… n Call Kambe Cinemas at 283-4554 for listings and times. Here’s one thing you might as well warm up to: you will Down the Road cry when you read “Five Days n The Pratt Museum in Homer is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Left.” You. Will. Cry. First-time author Julie LawFor more information and a schedule of events, visit www.prattson Timmer hasn’t merely just museum.org. The Bookworm is Terri penned a good novel; she leaps Submissions may be emailed to email@example.com. out of the chute here with this Schlichenmeyer. Email her at keeps-you-guessing story of two firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is 5 p.m. Mondays. C
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Property Management and Oversight Division 170 N. Birch Suite 101, Soldotna (907)262-2522 Mary.Parske@century21.com www.Century21FreedomRealty.com
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For the job description or to apply visit our website at www.ninilchiktribe-nsn.gov. For questions call 907-567-3313. P.L. 93-638 applies
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Ninilchik Traditional Council (NTC) is seeking qualified applicants. This position provides case management and professional nursing services to the NTC Community Clinic. Qualifications include one (1) year nursing experience or at least one year experience within a clinic setting. Bachelor's or Associate's Degree in Nursing. Current Registered Nurse License in the State of Alaska.
Proficiency with both Mac and PC computer using Word/ Excel and Outlook, as well as experience with other software programs desirable. Exceptional customer service and telephone skills, accuracy in data entry with a high attention to detail. Professional appearance. Ability to meet deadlines and complete multiple tasks, this individual will support the Advertising Department with office related tasks, may work directly with customers in a receptionist capacity, perform data entry on a daily basis, and learn to answer phones. Hours are Monday â€“ Friday, 8am- 5pm. Salary DOE. Benefits available. Submit completed application attention: Leslie Talent Peninsula Clarion PO Box 3009 Kenai, AK 99611 No Phone Calls. The Peninsula Clarion is an EOE. Applications are available at our offices on 150 Trading Bay Road in Kenai, Suite 1.
Behavioral Health Services Manager Ninilchik, Alaska
www.kpc.alaska.edu - KPC employment Applications accepted until position is closed.
Case Manager/Registered Nurse
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REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Commercial Property Condominiums/ Town Homes Farms/Ranches Homes Income Property Land Manufactured Mobile Homes Multiple Dwelling Out of Area for Sale Steel Building Vacation Property Wanted To Buy Waterfront Property
KENAI, AK Come join a family-friendly, innovative work environment. The Kenaitze Indian Tribe has opened our Dena'ina Wellness Center, featuring an integrated model of care. Employees at Kenaitze Indian Tribe deliver health, social service, education and tribal court services to tribal members, Alaska Native/American Indian people and others. Kenaitze Indian Tribe is recruiting for the following Full Time Position:
Capital Projects Manager
Capital Projects Manager plans, organizes and coordinates larger (100k+) capital improvement and maintainance and repair projects from conceptual initiation through construction closeout; and performs related duties as assigned Benefits include Holidays, Paid Time Off, Extended Sick Leave, Medical/Dental/Life & Accidental Death Insurance, 401(k) For the job description or to apply visit our website at http://kenaitze.applicantpro.com. For questions call 907-335-7200. P.L. 93-638 applies
General Employment ENERGETIC, EXPERIENCE OPERATOR FOR PRINTING PRESS.
Requirements: Able to perform pre and post press duties. Operate and maintaining printing press, cutting, folding, scoring and perforating machines. Strong, organizational and good communication skills, and ability to handle deadlines. Some training provided to the right applicant. Hours Monday- Friday, 8am- 5pm. Pay dependent on experience. Applications available at Peninsula Clarion, 150 Trading Bay Rd. Kenai, Alaska.
Duties: Education, support, advocacy for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Requirements: Understanding of DV/SA and victim issues, excellent communication skills, knowledge of available community resources, ability to work with diverse population, model non-violent discipline techniques, ability to function both independently and on a team, calm in crisis. Shift work, hours vary. High school diploma or equivalent required, degree in related field preferred. Full-time position, including benefits. Resume and cover letter to Executive Director, The LeeShore Center, 325 S. Spruce St., Kenai, AK 99611 by 5pm Wednesday October 8 ,2014. EOE
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Homes HOME FOR SALE.
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.
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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Needed for busy Orthopaedic practice. Will perform both clinical and administrative duties including, but not limited to: rooming patients, maintaining electronic medical records, handling patient calls for physician, assisting with minor office procedures and preauthorizing insurance. 3-5 years' experience (Orthopaedics preferred but not required). Must be professional, multitask well and have strong communication skills. 24 hour work week, M-W, with possibility of more hours. Please fax resume to 907-262-0832.
Apartments, Unfurnished Apartments, Furnished Cabins Condominiums Town Homes Duplex Homes Lots For Rent Manufactured/Mobile Homes Misc. Rentals Office Space Out of Area Rentals Rental Wanted Retail/Commercial Space Roommate Wanted Rooms For Rent Storage Rentals Vacation Rentals
K-Beach (W. Poppy) Duplex for Sale or Rent. Spacious 1100sqft. (x2), 3-Bedroom, 1-bath Garage, laundry. New bathrooms. One COMPLETELY REMODELED... paint, flooring, kitchen. Exterior to be painted this month. Excellent rental history. Currently rented one side month-to-month; remodeled side not rented. Perfect place to live and have other side pay most of your mortgage! $1,450. to rent remodeled side. Purchase for $268,000. OBO. (907)252-9153.
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Garage Sales MOVING TO ECUADOR SALE Collectibles, depression era class/ cobalt blue bottles, antique roll-top desk, RA Adkinson Fox print, platform rocker, Saturday-Sunday, 9am-5pm. 53485 Mark Blvd. off Island Lake Follow signs.
Garage Sales ESTATE SALE 36 years accumulation, Animated Christmas decoration/decor, guys stuff, furniture, household goods, TV’s, PA system, garden items, lawn furniture/decoration. Friday/Saturday 9am-5pm Kingery Rd off Island Lake, Nikiski, follow signs.
Retail/Commercial Space PRIME KENAI RETAIL/ OFFICE SPACE 1,832SqFt to 20,000SqFt. Rates start @ $.50SqFt. Call Carr Gottstein Properties, (907)564-2424 or visit www.carrgottstein.com
Apartments, Unfurnished EXCELLENT OCEAN VIEW! Bay Arm Apartments, Kenai. Accepting applications for studio apartment, utilities included. $25. nonrefundable application fee. No pets. (907)283-4405. NIKISKI Lakefront Apartments 2-Bedroom/1-Bath $850. each plus Tax, Electric. 1-Bedroom/1-Bath $550. plus Tax Century 21 Freedom Realty Property Management (907)262-2522 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. $550. + Seasonal. (907)398-6620 KENAI 1-Bedroom, furnished, heat, cable included. No pets. $700. month. (907)283-5203, (907)398-1642. Seasonal TOWNHOUSE Condominium On the River in Soldotna Fully furnished 1-bedroom, cable, from $880. Utilities included. No smoking/ pets. (907)262-7835
Cabins NIKISKI Log Cabin Large Loft 1-bedroom $850. Plus Tax, Utilities Quiet Location Century 21 Freedom Realty Property Management (907)262-2522 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 3-BEDROOM, 2-BATH, washer/dryer, partially furnished. 1300 plus utilities monthly. No pets/ no smoking. Holt Lamplight. Deposit required. (907)776-6544
Homes 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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Autos ‘10 VW BEETLE Automatic, Gecko Green, like new, extra wheels with snow tires $15,000. OBO (907)252-2965
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Retail/ Commercial Space WAREHOUSE K-Beach, 2,000Sqft., 14ft.-door, bathroom, heat included/ Deposit. $1,110. (907)283-7430.
Rooms For Rent KASILOF $400/ month, utilities included. Daily/ weekly/ monthly rates. (907)260-9006.
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SMALL 2-BEDROOM House, great view, mile 118 Clam Gulch. $500./ per plus utilities, 6 month rent minimum. (907)260-2092
SOLDOTNA Fully furnished House $2,400. Cabins $925. each Cabin $1,100. Plus Tax/ Utilities Century 21 Freedom Realty Property Management (907)262-2522
SUNDANCE CAPRI Hot Tub 2-3 person Purchased May 2013. Used 5 months. Waterfall, lighting feature, Clear Ray UV system, cover/ lift system. $7800. (907)262-0863
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Bids KENAI PENINSULA BOROUGH SCHOOL DISTRICT INVITATION TO BID #106-15 Paper The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District hereby invites qualified vendors to submit a proposal for acceptance by the District to purchase Paper. One (1) original of the sealed bid must be submitted to the Purchasing Department, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, 139 East Park Avenue, Soldotna, AK 99669, no later than 4:00 PM local time on October 24, 2014. Bid can be obtained by calling 907-714-8876 during normal business hours, or from the District website www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us Kenai Peninsula Borough Code requires that businesses or individuals contracting to do business with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District be in compliance with Borough tax provisions. PUBLISH: 10/2, 2014
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teen — to respect your private property when it comes to medication. — MESQUITE, TEXAS, GRANDMA DEAR ABBY: “Ohio Grandma’s” story of an emergency room visit for suspected medication poisoning is all too common. In 2011, 67,700 toddlers were seen for accidental medication exposure. Of these, 12,390 required hospitalization. Children 13 to 24 months of age accounted for 68 percent of these visits. In ER visits where information was obtained, 38 percent involved grandparents’ medications, 31 percent the mother’s medications, 12 percent a sibling’s, 8 percent the father’s and 5 percent an aunt’s or uncle’s medication. Family members MUST take precautions to keep their meds out of children’s hands. I keep mine under lock and key with the key in my possession whenever I visit my grandchildren. While I agree with you that children should be taught boundaries and to respect the possessions of others, I believe we have a responsibility to provide a safe environment, especially when we are visiting or when children are visiting us. The consequences of failing to do that can be tragic. — PEDIATRICIAN AND GRANDMOTHER IN MAINE
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control over yourself but not someone else. In fact, a close loved one or family member will need to figure out his or her own priorities. You can help or comment, but you might risk having this person close down if you do. Tonight: Visit over dinner. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHHHYoumightconsiderhavinga heart-to-heart talk with someone who seems to be in control of his or her life, and it could have a big effect on you. Use good sense with spending. Someone will reach out to invite you to join him or her for some fun. Tonight: Say “yes.” LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHH You might be at odds with your own plans now that you are at the point of acting on them. A new insight will encourage you to back off and rethink what you are doing. Some caution could go a long way! Tonight: Get several important errands done. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHHHYou have a lot to share, and so do others. Your goodwill and caring will come through. You will see the results of someone’s decisions. Communication flourishes. If you are single, you could be looking at more than a friendship. Tonight: Get into weekend mode. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHH Keep your priorities straight, and stay anchored. Let others put in their two cents. You might feel as if there is a lack of support from an important friend. Use caution when spending money on an investment or a home repair. Investigate alternatives. Tonight: Hang with your friends. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
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HHHH You could be overly concerned about a call or email. Do some research before reacting — there will be another path to the same result. You might want to rethink a decision with care. Know what you desire from a situation. Tonight: Find your friends. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHHYou will like being mellow.You might not be in the mood to take action, but a sudden reversal could cause your adrenaline to surge. Once energized, you naturally will respond and make the right choices. The cheerleader in you returns. Tonight: Make it OK to say “no.” CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH You will think that you are on cruise control, but you are likely to hit some obstacles if you are not careful. A well-meaning friend could make you feel unusually selfconscious. You might need to stop and regroup. Tonight: Decide what you want before making plans. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHH You might not be comfortable assuming the role you are in, yet you’ll see the benefits. You could be dealing with a difficult person and will need to revise your thinking accordingly. Trying to control this person will backfire, and it won’t bring what you want. Tonight: Vanish. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH A meeting could set the tone of your day. You have so much energy that others won’t be able to keep up with you. Take an overview, and question whether you are approaching a situation in the best, most positive way possible. Tonight: Act like the weekend is here.
Only one way to clean clothing? Dear Readers: Do you read those tiny clothing Care Labels on items you are thinking about buying or haven’t worn in a while? Do you know what they mean? Here’s the scoop: The Federal Trade Commission requires that only ONE method of cleaning be printed on the tag. If an item says “dry clean only,” then please take your garment to the dry cleaner. But if it says just “dry clean,” this may not be the only way to clean your piece of clothing. Before taking your clothes straight to the dry cleaner, try testing to see if you might be able to hand-wash them. Use a small, unseen part of the garment (like an inside seam) and wet with water. If the colors do not run, the garment is safe to hand-wash, and you can save your money for something else! — Heloise Disposal cleaner Dear Heloise: I have your Heloise’s Homemade Cleaning Solutions pamphlet. My question is: For the kitchen sink drain-cleaning hint, is this solution safe to use with my disposal? — Ruby S. in Arkansas You bet it is! Plus, it’s cheap, safe and won’t hurt a septic system! How about that for a “threefer.” For those who haven’t used this easy-as-pie hint, just pour 1/2 cup baking soda down the drain, then a cup or two of cheap vinegar. Allow to sit for 15 to 30 minutes, then run LOTS of hot water to swish it through the plumbing. Lastly, use 30 to 60 seconds of cold water. ONLY use this to freshen and clean the drain, NOT to unclog one. Also, do not do this after using any commercial drain cleaners. If you would like one of my cleaning pamphlets, please send $5 and a long, self-addressed, stamped (70 cents) envelope to: Heloise/Cleaners, P.O. Box 795001, San Antonio, TX 782795001. Another drain hint? Put the plug in, fill the sink with hot water, then “unplug” to help keep it free-flowing. — Heloise
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A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Capricorn. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014: This year you want to make a difference, and you probably will within your immediate circle. You notice that others often have a strong reaction to you, which is new. Zero in on your mutual priorities when dealing with your differences. If you are single, a friendship could evolve into something more, but it could create some awkward moments. Perhaps honoring the friendship first will help you get through this period. If you are attached, your significant other’s opinions often differ from yours. With much backand-forth, you will realize that you both want the same things. CAPRICORN can irritate 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) HHH Your reactions could come across as strong and harsh. You probably can’t hide your feelings, but you might feel very awkward when dealing with a child or loved one. Your response could shock even you. Relax and think before you speak. Tonight: Out and about. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHH Reach out to someone you care about, but know that what you hear might surprise you. You come from a solid point of view. Offbeat thinking will force you to stop and regroup, and you will come up with a practical plan as a result. Tonight: Let someone be distant. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHHH Recognize that you have
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DEAR ABBY: You missed the chance to communicate a life-or-death message to your readers when you answered a letter from an “Ohio Grandma” (July 14). Your reply understated the importance of storing medications properly and safely. What if the grandmother had placed a loaded GUN on the desk instead of medications? Both can produce just as deadly a result. And why didn’t those meds have safety lids? Putting them in a suitcase is not enough. They should be stored out of reach, preferably secured with a safety lock. Or better yet, the parents should be told you have dangerous substances with you — and ASKED where you can store them. — MOM OF A TODDLER IN NEW JERSEY DEAR MOM: I was scolded for not placing more emphasis on the safety issue. However, the question I was asked was, “Are we obligated to help with more of the medical expenses (for the ER visit) because we have already helped (contributed several hundred dollars) and I don’t think it’s our job to teach our grandchild boundaries?” So that was the issue on which I focused. Read on: DEAR ABBY: You dropped the ball. No 3-yearold will respect a closed door all of the time. Grandma
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