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MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014 Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

Judge strikes down marriage ban State will appeal court’s decision on same-sex marriage By MARK THIESSEN Associated Press

ANCHORAGE — A federal judge on Sunday struck down Alaska’s firstin-the-nation ban on gay marriages, the latest court decision in a busy week for the issue. The state of Alaska will begin ac-

cepting those applications first thing Monday morning, Phillip Mitchell, with the state Department of Vita Statistics, told The Associated Press in an email. Alaska has a three-day waiting period between between applications and marriage ceremonies. The late Sunday afternoon decision caught many people off guard. No ral-

lies were immediately planned, but some plaintiffs celebrated over drinks at an Anchorage bar. Matthew Hamby, who along with his husband Christopher Shelden was one of five couples to sue, was “just have drinks with friends, enjoying it.” He said he was “elated” U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess sided with





Inside ‘There was a breach in protocol, and that breach in protocol resulted in this infection.’ ... See page A-5

Pike eradication underway

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By TIM BRADNER Morris News Service-Alaska/

Above: Alaska Department of Fish and Game Area Management Biologist Robert Begich nets a dead northern pike out of East Mackey Lake on Wednesday in Soldotna. Left: Several agencies teamed up with Fish and Game as it treated four lakes in the Soldotna Creek drainage. At left, researchers mix the fishkilling rotenone before it is pumped into East Mackey Lake.

Fish and Game begins work on Mackey Lakes system


hey couldn’t have timed it better. As the last of the interagency team of invasive northern pike killers stepped off of the Derks Lake on Thursday, it began to snow in Soldotna. If all goes according to plan the fish killing piscicide rotenone will work its way through each of the four lakes treated by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, its degradation slowed by the coming winter. When it breaks down completely, it will leave behind pristine, but empty, waters to be restocked with native fish in the coming years. The state agency moved quickly after getting the final approval for the extensive project which, when completed, will be the eighth and largest pike killing proj-

A northern pike dies inside of a bucket as Fish and Game staff net the dead and dying fish.

ect to-date in the state. It will take four years and more than $1 million in both state and grant funding, but if the plan

succeeds, the Soldotna Creek Drainage should be free of northern pike by 2018. As dozens of personnel in bright yellow hazardous materials suits crossed East Mackey lake on Wednesday, Area Management Biologist Robert Begich and Assistant Area Management Biologist Jason Pawluk sat in a boat netting dead pike that floated to the surface. “We’ve not picked up any other kind of fish,” Begich said. The rotenone is being applied in two forms, powder and liquid. Both compounds have to be mixed with the lake water, as the chemical is not very water soluble, before they’re applied. Several boats on the lake apply the poison and

Story and photos by Rashah McChesney

Index Opinion.................. A-4 Nation.................... A-5 World..................... A-6 Police reports......... A-7 Sports.....................A-8 Schools.................. B-1 Classifieds............. B-3 Comics................... B-8

them, and he planned to among the first in line to apply for a license Monday. “This is just an amazing day for Alaska. We’re just so fortunate that so many have fought for equality for so long — I mean, decades,” said Susan Tow, who along with her wife, Chris Laborde, were among couples who sought to

Alaska crude prices drop

Flights briefly grounded after threat ANCHORAGE (AP) — Officials at Anchorage’s international airport say flights were briefly grounded after someone called in a threat. KTUU reports that the Saturday night incident is being investigated by the FBI and other authorities. KTVA says someone was taken into custody in connection with the call. Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport general manager John Parrott says the caller “appeared to be somewhat impaired.” Parrott says someone called Anchorage police dispatchers shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday and said the next plane departing would explode. He says no particular airport or airline was mentioned. Parrott says federal authorities grounded all flights at the airport for about 20 minutes. According to Parrott, individual airlines made the decision on whether to stay grounded or to take off.

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Alaska Journal of Commerce

Bogged down in multipleyear, multi-billion dollar state budget deficits, Alaskans have been nervously watching North Slope oil production and hoping for an uptick. They’ve largely forgotten about oil prices, the other side of the state oil revenue equation. The news is not good, at least for the budget. For consumers, however, it’s good news because it means lower fuel prices, although those prices are usually “sticky,” meaning they don’t fall as quickly as crude oil. Alaska North Slope crude oil prices have been declining steadily since July, from about $111 per barrel in early July to about $91 per barrel on Oct. 3. A drop in oil prices costs the state treasury in lost revenue, state Revenue Commissioner Angela Rodell says, and this would basically add to the expected $1.4 billion budget deficit that is projected for the fiscal year. That estimate of the deficit assumes a $104 per barrel average price for fiscal year 2015, which began July 1. However, some good news is that state revenues are better off under the state’s new oil production tax, the More Alaska Production Act upheld by voters in the Aug. 19 primary, than they would have been under the previous state oil tax, known as ACES. “We are much better protected under MAPA than we would have been at these oil prices,” Rodell said. MAPA has a fixed tax rate of 35 percent while the tax rate under ACES fluctuated with changes in oil values and See DROP, page A-12

Amazing competition By KELLY SULLIVAN Peninsula Clarion

From Seward, to Hope, Nikiski and Homer, 48 teams from across the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District convened in the auditorium at Soldotna Prep School Saturday afternoon with one common objective — to win this year’s Mind Amazes competition. For weeks the groups ranging from three to four members have been tweaking and modifying designs for the LongTerm Problem portion of the

competition. The students created aerodynamic contraptions scored on how straight the device could travel and how far it could move with only wind to propel it. Gabriel Miller, a member of The Sci-Fighters from Ninilchik School, had to fold in half the massive red sail that guided his team’s wheeled boat-like system just to get through the school’s double doors. Brian Bailey, an organizer for this year’s event, said the annual competition teaches some very important skills to

the participants. Communication and problem solving are the main two, but he has taught his own students to learn how to be unafraid of fear. “I think it actually helps to experience failure,” Bailey said. “But the students do get very competitive about it.” When the competitor is not worried about the final outcome, they think more creatively, Bailey said. They are less Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion afraid to take risks. Gabriel Miller, a member of The Sci-Fighters from Ninilchik Two awards in the final School that competed in the Mind A-Mazes carries his team’s See MIND, page A-12 Long-Term Problem structure Saturday. C








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AccuWeather 5-day forecast for Kenai-Soldotna

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From the Peninsula Clarion in Kenai

24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. Trace Month to date ............................ 1.01" Normal month to date .............. 1.23" Year to date ............................. 17.55" Normal year to date ............... 14.08" Record today ................. 0.55" (1991) Record for Oct. .............. 7.36" (1986) Record for year ............ 27.09" (1963) Snowfall 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. .. 0.0" Month to date ........................... Trace Season to date ......................... Trace

Valdez Kenai/ 46/38 Soldotna Homer

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103 at Death Valley, Calif. 21 at Lakeview, Ore.

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Ketchikan 53/45

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Severe thunderstorms will sweep from the Arklatex to the lower Mississippi Valley today. Rain will soak the central Plains as winds whip the southern Plains. A shower will dot the Northeast.

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By ULA ILNYTZKY Associated Press

NEW YORK — A letter by Charles Darwin on the sex life of barnacles and a still-working vintage Apple computer — one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs’ garage in 1976 — are among the unique pieces of science history up for auction this month. Buyers at the Oct. 22 event at Bonhams will need deep pockets. The Steve Wozniakdesigned Apple 1 computer is estimated to bring $300,000 to $500,000. One sold at auction last year for $671,000. For something really exotic, potential buyers can fork over an estimated $150,000 to $250,000 for a Manhattan Project viewing window that shielded scientists on the secret World War II bomb project from radiation. The clear yellow glass, measuring approximately 3 feet by 4 feet and weighing 1,500 pounds, contains 70 percent lead oxide. “It’s the first time a full win-

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dow from the Manhattan Project has come on the market,” said Cassandra Hatton, Bonhams’ specialist on the history of science. The auction also has a wide range of globes and other technological instruments. They include the earliest electric keyboard, a rare 1905 Helmholtz sound synthesizer with a pre-sale estimate of $20,000 to $30,000. Hatton says this is Bonhams’ first sale in New York of artifacts of science and technology, which has become a growing area of interest among techsavvy buyers. “I think increasingly things — the stuff of our world — is attracting collectors who consider and value the historical and cultural context of artifacts as much as their material value,” added Sarah Lichtman, director of The New School’s master’s degree program in the history of decorative arts and design. Darwin’s 1857 letter to a colleague about barnacles is “classic Darwin” and “definite-

ly amusing,” said David Kohn, director and general editor of the Darwin Manuscripts Project at the American Museum of Natural History. “It’s Darwin’s passion for the meaning of sex,” Kohn said. The letter’s historical signif-

icance, Kohn said, “is that Darwin’s still pursuing this evolutionary theme of reproduction. ... Darwin is observing, fishing and finding the exact significance of it.” Kohn said there’s a big market for Darwin letters.

Friday Stocks Company Final Change Agrium Inc............... 84.19 -0.84 Alaska Air Group...... 42.46 -0.22 ACS...........................1.40 -0.03 Apache Corp........... 79.91 -1.97 AT&T........................ 34.25 -0.41 Baker Hughes.......... 56.68 -1.92 BP ............................41.54 -0.45 Chevron...................113.89 -0.62 ConocoPhillips......... 73.36 -1.08 ExxonMobil...............91.60 -0.22 1st Natl. Bank AK...1,673.00 -7.00 GCI.......................... 10.69 -0.07 Halliburton............... 54.29 -2.99 Harley-Davidson...... 56.46 -0.93 Home Depot............ 92.55 -0.52 McDonald’s.............. 92.30 -0.42 Safeway................... 33.86 -0.20 Schlumberger.......... 93.07 -1.85 Tesoro.......................61.67 -0.31 Walmart................... 78.29 +0.43 Wells Fargo.............. 50.64 -0.48 Gold closed............1,223.44 -0.87

Silver closed.............17.37 +0.01 Dow Jones avg..... 16,544.10 -115.15 NASDAQ................ 4,276.24 -102.10 S&P 500................ 1,906.13 -22.08 Stock prices provided by the Kenai Peninsula Edward Jones offices.

Oil Prices Thursday’s prices North Slope crude: $85.96, down from $87.64 on Wednesday West Texas Int.: $85.77, down from $87.31 on Wednesday









Peninsula Clarion, Monday, October 13, 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. 10 a.m. • Narcotics Anonymous PJ Meeting, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Unit 71, Kenai Noon • Alcoholics Anonymous recovery group, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Suite 71 in the old Carrs Mall in Kenai. Call 262-1917. 5 p.m. • TOPS group 182 meets at the Sterling Senior Center. Call 260-7606. 5:30 p.m. • Overeater’s Anonymous meets at the URS Club in the old Kenai Mall. Do you have a problem with food? Members come in all sizes. 6 p.m. • Kenai Bridge Club plays duplicate bridge at the Kenai Senior Center. Call 252-9330 or 283-7609. 7 p.m. • Women’s Barbershop sings at the Soldotna Church of God on the corner of Redoubt and Binkley. For more information, call 335-6789 or 262-4504. • Narcotics Anonymous Support Group “Dopeless Hope Fiends,” 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Unit 71, Kenai. • Alcoholics Anonymous “Into Action” group, VFW basement Birch Street, Soldotna, 907-262-0995. 8 p.m. • Al-Anon Support Group at Central Peninsula Hospital in the Augustine Room, Soldotna. Call 252-0558. 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

Spiders drive family from home





WELDON SPRING, Mo. (AP) — A family was driven from their suburban St. Louis home by thousands of venomous spiders that fell from the ceiling and oozed from the walls. Brian and Susan Trost bought the $450,000 home overlooking two golf holes at Whitmoor Country Club in Weldon Spring in October 2007 and soon afterward started seeing brown recluse spiders everywhere, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Once when showering, Susan Trost dodged a spider as it fell from the ceiling and washed down the drain. She told St. Louis television station KMOV-TV in 2012 the spiders “started bleeding out of the walls,” and at least two pest control companies were unable to eradicate the infestation. The couple filed a claim in 2008 with their insurance company, State Farm, and a lawsuit against the home’s previous owners for not disclosing the brown recluse problem. At a civil trial in St. Charles County in October 2011, University of Kansas biology professor Jamel Sandidge — considered one of the nation’s leading brown recluse researchers — estimated there were between 4,500 and 6,000 spiders in the home. Making matters worse, he said, those calculations were made in the winter when the spiders are least active. The jury awarded the couple slightly more than $472,000, but the former owners declared bankruptcy, the insurance company still didn’t pay anything and the couple moved out two years ago. The home, now owned by the Federal National Mortgage Association, was covered with nine tarps this week and workers filled it with a gas that permeated the walls to kill the spiders and their eggs. “There’ll be nothing alive in there after this,” said Tim McCarthy, president of the company hired to fix the problem once and for all.

Peninsula Clarion death notice and obituary guidelines: The Peninsula Clarion strives to report the deaths of all current and former Peninsula residents. Notices should be received within three months of the death. Pending service/Death notices are brief notices listing full name, age, date and place of death; and time, date and place of service. These are published at no charge. Obituaries are prepared by families, funeral homes, crematoriums, and are edited by our staff according to newspaper guidelines. The fee for obituaries up to 500 words with one black and white photo ranges from $50 to $100. Obituaries outside these guidelines are handled by the Clarion advertising department. Funeral homes and crematoriums routinely submit completed obituaries to the newspaper. Obituaries may also be submitted directly to the Clarion with prepayment, online at, or by mail to: Peninsula Clarion, P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, Alaska, 99611. The deadline for Tuesday – Friday editions is 2 p.m. the previous day. Submissions for Sunday and Monday editions must be received by 3 p.m. Friday. Obituaries are placed on a spaceavailable basis, prioritized by dates of local services. For more information, call the Clarion at 907-283-7551.


Beginning Yoga continues on Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., instructed by Raven Askew. This class is great for all skill levels. Dress comfortably; bring water and a floor mat. For a current schedule of events, find the SC Center calendar Prostate cancer support group to meet at (“Calendar” tab), or call There will be a meeting for men affected by prostate cancer 262-7224 for more information. at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Augustine room at Central Peninsula Hospital. Family and friends are welcome. For information Sterling Community Center open to walking contact Jim at 260-4904. The Sterling Community Center gym is open for walking on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9-10 a.m. Nineteen laps is Hospice community presentations planned one mile. Open to the public $3 for non-members (free to SCC Hospice of the Central Peninsula will host a series of com- members). Please wear non-marking shoes. munity presentations: — A presentation on “Five Wishes,” a popular living will, will take place on Oct. 21 from 6-8 p.m. at the Soldotna Prep Celebrate 4-H (formerly Soldotna Middle School) library. “Five Wishes” is October 5-11 was National 4-H Week. Did you know one of a way to begin those difficult conversations and is a resource every 7 adult Americans was once a member of 4-H? More than for structuring discussions about the type of care you would ever, youth need meaningful ways to connect with and learn like to receive. It was written with the help of the American from positive adult mentors and role-models. If you are a 4-H Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging and the na- Alumni we would like to hear from you and reconnect. For the tion’s leading experts on end-of-life care. The presentation is month of October the Cooperative Extension Office, Located for adults only. below the Alaska Fish and Game Office on Kalifornsky Beach — A discussion on “Grief and the Holidays” is scheduled Road, is asking alumni to stop in, say howdy, sign our alumni for 6-7:30 p.m. on Nov. 20 at the Kenai Community Library. list and put a pin on a map, in the county or town where you Workshops are free and open to the public. The presenta- had your first 4-H experience. Everyone who signs the alumni tions are ideal for Hospice volunteers and potential volunteers, list will get a chance to win a free Kenai Peninsula 4-H t-shirt caregivers, health care professionals, clergy, mental health pro- or hoodie and 4-H themed goodie-bag. fessionals and the general public. For more information or to 4-H is a positive youth development program of the Uniregister, call Hospice of the Central Peninsula at 907-262-0453 versity of Alaska Fairbanks and the Nation’s Land Grant Unior email versity System. For more information about volunteering with or sponsoring your local 4-H program contact Jason Floyd at 907-262-5824. Garden club talks high tunnels

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With a large number of high tunnels constructed on the Kenai Peninsula, there is now a significant tunnel gardening history to draw from for people contemplating a tunnel purchase or who have a new one. Local gardeners who have had a tunnel for some years, like Lee and Julie Bowman, Don Thompson, Velma Bittick and Tom Gotcher, Liz and Bill Lynch, frequently have visitors stop in to ask about what to do now that they have this fabulous structure. This is the topic of the October Garden Club program featuring a panel of local growers with more than 4 years of high tunnel growing experience to share regarding tunnel features, the current news from the Cost Share Program, and best practices so new tunnel growers don’t waste tunnel growing space, time and money reinventing the wheel. Find out more at the Garden Club program on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building, Mile 16.5 on Kalifornsky Beach Road, not far from the Bridge Access intersection. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Parks board meeting scheduled

Hospital service area board meeting canceled The regularly scheduled Oct. 13 meeting of the Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area Board has been canceled. The next meeting will be held on Nov. 10 at 5:30 p.m. in the RedoubtSpur conference rooms at Central Peninsula Hospital.

Project Homeless Connect volunteers needed The Kenai Peninsula’s upcoming 4th Annual Project Homeless Connect event will be held in January 2015. Planning for the event is currently being conducted and we’re looking for volunteers to assist in event planning and coordination. The next Project Homeless Connect meeting will be held on Tuesday from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Kenai Public Health building, located behind Country Foods in Kenai. Please consider being a part of our efforts to assist homeless individuals in our community! For more information on how you can help, please email Holly Palmer at or call 907-398-7774.

The Southern Peninsula State Parks Advisory Board will meet on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m., in Ninilchik at 66590 Oil Masters swimmers back in the pool Well Road. For more information please contact the Kenai Area The Masters Swimming program is underway on Tuesdays State Parks Office, 262-5581 and Thursdays from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Skyview Middle School pool. U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) is a national organizaPickleball, yoga at tion that provides organized workouts, competitions, clinics and workshops for adults aged 18 and over. Programs are open to all Sterling Community Center adult swimmers — fitness, triathlete, competitive, and non-comRegular pickleball play times at the Sterling Community petitive — who are dedicated to improving their fitness through Center in October are Mondays, 1-3 p.m., and Thursdays, 6-8 swimming. The fee is $65 per month to swim two workouts per p.m. Pickleball is a game played on a badminton-sized court week; $40 to swim one day per week; or $10 to drop in. For more with a low net, whiffle ball, and oversized ping pong paddles. information, Angie Brennan at

More background checks for Fairbanks schools FAIRBANKS (AP) — The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District has begun conducting more background checks on volunteers who spend time alone with children. The checks are part of the school district’s tightening up of some student safety procedures, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. “We need to make sure that we do a proper screening to make sure folks are appropriate to be around kids,” school district human resources director Traci Gatewood said.

“No matter what, we have the responsibility to always keep kids safe.” The action follows allegations that a Hutchison High School tutor, Claude Fowlkes III, sexually abused a student. Fowlkes has been jailed since March. He has denied the charges. The background checks for volunteers have been required for at least a decade, Gatewood said. Not all schools were following the procedure, however. “Was it done to the degree





that we needed it to be done? quired to have background No, it was not,” Gatewood said. checks. “It’s just one of those things where you need to clearly define what the expectations are as often as possible.” Comprehensive background checks and fingerprinting already are required for teachers and staff. Gatewood said volunteers who work in the presence of teachers or staff are not re-

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Energy policy impacts global relations The net U.S. energy import ratio (im-

ports minus exports) was 30 percent at its peak just nine years ago. In 2012, the figure was 16 percent; by 2040 it could be as low as 4 percent. John Manzella, writing in his Manzella Report, says this trend has profound implications on global relationships. Some major sources of energy exports to the United States — Russia, Venezuela and Saudia Arabia — will be hurt economically. With falling U.S. dependency on Middle Eastern oil, the world’s largest consumer of energy will have increasing influence in the Mideast. That consumer is China. The net import changes have enormous potential to help the U.S. economy. Policy changes we support, including lifting the ban on crude oil exports from the United States and fast-tracking liquefied natural gas terminal permits, would make this even more true. Aside from the obvious benefit to the American economy, what will the moving energy picture mean for geopolitics? It may be trite to say that energy is politics and politics is energy, but the truth of the statement is self-evident. A decline in dependency on Russian oil and gas among European nations would decrease Vladimir Putin’s ability to behave badly. Countries dependent on Russian energy are reluctant to criticize Putin’s moves. What happens in China won’t stay in China. If the Chinese economy expands and taps more and more Mideast oil, exporting countries will prosper and energy prices will be higher. But if China can’t supplant the U.S. as a major importer of Mideast oil, Manzella said, “global energy prices may remain relatively low or not rise to levels projected in the past.” We’re already seeing the downside of recent lower oil prices in Oklahoma. Many of the publicly traded Oklahoma oil and gas producers saw their share prices drop in the third quarter, by as much as 40 percent. This bad news should be tempered by the realization that, long term, the United States is better off when it’s less dependent on Mideast oil. And the world is better off if Russia loses leverage because of lower energy prices — and/or if U.S. exports supply some of what Russia’s been shipping to Europe. The U.S. energy boom has wiped out predictions made not so long ago that American demand for energy would continue to increase its vulnerability to unstable governments halfway across the globe. Last year, domestic energy production fulfilled nearly 85 percent of U.S. demand. The nation’s superior and pioneering use of new drilling technologies has tapped vast reserves of oil and gas. Can’t those same technologies be used elsewhere in the world and erase the advantage the United States now has? Perhaps, Manzella says, but in the short term the U.S. energy boom is unlikely to be replicated. America has an edge, he says, because of the huge base of shale/tight oil plays, private ownership of mineral rights, thousands of independent drilling companies, a large census of drilling rigs and “strong capital markets that fund new ventures.” In England, where on-shore energy reserves may be abundant, individuals don’t own mineral rights. Surface landowners are loath to accept disruptive drilling activity that won’t benefit them financially. The wild card in the advance to an extremely low U.S. net import rate over the next 25 years is government policy — in particular, potential restrictions on hydraulic fracturing and a crackdown on how oil is transported. Perhaps of greater concern, long term, is China. It’s become the largest importer of Mideast oil. What will the Chinese do militarily to safeguard their oceanic pipeline of energy supplies? The bottom line, in Manzella’s view, is that although America is becoming more energy secure, “subsequent events could make the global environment more volatile.” That’s all the more reason to encourage domestic energy production with rational and realistic federal energy and environmental policies. — The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oct. 7

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Compared with President Barack Obama, even Jimmy Carter is John McCain. The former president practically synonymous with American weakness and retreat thinks Obama was too slow to act against ISIS and gives his current strategy only “a possibility of success,” provided it involves (unspecified) ground troops. When you are too passive for Jimmy Carter, it’s time for some soul-searching in the Situation Room. The late-1970s are calling and want their foreign policy back. The war against ISIS so far is desultory and occasional, a campaign of underwhelming force. ISIS has still been on the verge of taking the Syrian town of Khobani, abutting the Turkish border, and on the offensive in Iraq. The erstwhile JV team is defying all the military might that the world’s lone superpower is willing to muster. There has been renewed talk of how, as former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta put it the other day, the fight against terrorism will be a 30-year war. At this rate, it will be a generational struggle merely to get ISIS out of Mosul. To this point, almost everything has lent credence to the skeptical interpretation of Obama’s war: That in reaction to a spectacular media event (the horrific ISIS beheadings), the president staged his own media event, an inconsequential bombing campaign accompanied by a tough-sounding, prime-time speech. The experience of the surge in Afghani-

stan, the red-line fiasco and now this suggest that Obama is a hawk precisely to the extent he feels the politics don’t allow him to wiggle out of it. His talk of Afghanistan as the good war Rich Lowry in the 2008 campaign was too fresh for him to countenance an immediate defeat. So he ordered the surge and tried never to speak of it again, and now wants to completely liquidate our military presence on the failed model of Iraq. He had seemed determined to strike Syria after Bashar Assad used chemical weapons last year, then found a way to crab-walk away from his own earnest warnings. The war against ISIS happens to be just enough to placate the public’s hawkish mood without getting too far out in front or taking actions that will fully commit the president. The Powell Doctrine is to use maximum military power to achieve a clear objective; the Obama Doctrine evidently is to use minimal military power to create a vague impression. Message: I care about defeating ISIS, for now. If the president intended to catch up to public opinion, he hasn’t gotten there yet. A Fox News poll last week found that 57 percent of people think our actions against the Islamic State haven’t been aggressive

enough. Sixty percent of Democrats (Jimmy Carter apparently among them) don’t think Obama has been tough enough in taking on Islamic radicals. The critics include two of his former defense secretaries, both of whom have taken the extraordinary step of publicly criticizing him. Who knows what Chuck Hagel eventually will have to say? The anti-ISIS campaign is a brilliant tactical success, in the sense that we are hitting what we target. But it is a strategic nullity. It is too small to make much of a difference, and there are limits to how much can be done exclusively from the air anyway. We can bomb fixed targets — refineries and bridges — and perhaps tanks and large troop movements. The problem is that ISIS is a guerrilla force not highly vulnerable from the air, and it becomes even less so once it is entrenched in cities. Regardless, there are no American ground controllers on the front lines, and they are essential to meaningful precision targeting. If they are ruled out — together with the troops necessary to provide protection and logistics — the campaign against ISIS looks like a holding action. It caused a minor furor when Obama said a few weeks ago that he didn’t have a strategy against ISIS yet. The scandal is that, with American planes dropping bombs in two countries, he still doesn’t. Rich Lowry can be reached via e-mail:

Americans worry — can government protect us? By JILL COLVIN and JENNIFER AGIESTA Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Americans lack confidence in the government’s ability to protect their personal safety and economic security, a sign that their widespread unease about the state of the nation extends far beyond politics, according to the latest Associated Press-GfK poll. With Election Day about a month away, more than half those in the survey said Washington can do little to effectively lessen threats such as climate change, mass shootings, racial tensions, economic uncertainty and an unstable job market. “I think what we’ve got going on here in America is the perfect storm of not good things,” said Joe Teasdale, 59, who lives in southwest Wisconsin and works as an assistant engineer at a casino. For many of those questioned in the poll, conducted before doctors in Texas diagnosed a Liberian man with the Ebola virus, the concern starts with the economy. The poll found that 9 in 10 of those most likely to vote in the Nov. 4 election call the economy an extremely or very important issue. Teasdale is among those who say the slow recovery from the recession is a top concern. Despite improvements nationally, business is far from booming in his state, Teasdale said. He’s been supplementing his stagnant salary by renovating and renting out duplexes and has little faith the situation will improve soon. He wants government to get out of the way of business. “If you’re putting so much restriction on them where it isn’t practical for them to expand or grow, why should they?” Teasdale asked. Those surveyed also pointed to events such as the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, that followed the fatal police shooting an unarmed black 18-year-old and the beheading of a woman in an Oklahoma food processing plant, apparently at the hand of a suspended co-worker. “This is the first time I’ve felt insecure in my own country,” said Jan Thomas, 75, of Stevensville, Montana. “Especially after the beheading in Oklahoma. That’s scary.” The poll found that Democrats tend to

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express more faith in the government’s ability to protect them than do Republicans. Yet even among Democrats, just 27 percent are confident the government can keep them safe from terrorist attacks. Fewer than 1 in 5 say so on each of the other issues, including climate change. “There’s too many people who still don’t believe that it’s happening,” bemoaned Felicia Duncan, 53, who lives in Sharonville, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati, and works as an office manager at a mechanical contracting company. Urbanites tend to be more confident the government will keep them safe from terrorist threats than do people living in suburbs and rural areas. Younger Americans are more confident than older people that the government can minimize the threat of mass shootings. When it comes to quelling racial tensions, Hispanics are more confident than are blacks and whites. Thirteen years after the Sept. 11 attacks, and as the Obama administration conducts airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, only 1 in 5 in the poll say they are extremely or very confident the government can keep them safe from another terrorist attack. Four in 10 express moderate confidence. While there has not been a large-scale terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11, roughly one-third of Americans say they Associated Press writer Janet McConare not too confident or not confident at naughey in New Orleans contributed to all in the government’s ability to prevent this report. another.

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Bill Denison, 85, who lives in Bradenton, Florida, is among the minority who thinks the government is doing a good job keeping citizens safe, at least when it comes to preventing domestic attacks. “Overall I think that the best job that we’ve done in this country is with antiterrorism,” he said. “We’re doing a magnificent job and so far it’s been pretty successful.” Still, he expressed disbelief at the recent security breaches involving Secret Service agents, including an incident in which a man scaled the White House fence and made his way deep into the executive mansion. “The fact that a guy can run into the White House is pretty disturbing,” he said. “But we’re only human. And humans are going to make mistakes.” The AP-GfK Poll was conducted September 25-29, 2014, using KnowledgePanel, GfK’s probability-based panel designed to be representative of the U.S. population. It involved online interviews with 1,845 adults, and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points for all respondents. Respondents were selected randomly using telephone or mail survey methods, and later interviewed. People selected for KnowledgePanel who didn’t otherwise have access to the Internet were given free access.










Nation Health worker tests positive for Ebola By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press

DALLAS — A “breach of protocol” at the hospital where Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan was treated before his death led to the infection of a health care worker with the deadly virus, and other caregivers could potentially be exposed, federal health officials said Sunday. The hospital worker, a woman who was not identified by officials, wore protective gear while treating the Liberian patient, and she has been unable to point to how the breach might have occurred, said Dr. Tom Frieden, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Duncan was the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with Ebola. The CDC confirmed Sunday afternoon that the woman had tested positive for Ebola — the first known case of the disease being contracted or transmitted in the U.S. The missteps with the first patient and now the infection of a caregiver raised questions about assurances given by U.S. health officials that any American hospital should be able to treat an Ebola patient and that the disease would be contained. At a briefing in Atlanta, Frieden said that at some point during Duncan’s treatment, “there was a breach in protocol, and that breach in protocol resulted in this infection.” He added that officials were “deeply concerned” by the infection of the worker. President Barack Obama asked the CDC to move as quickly as possible in investigating the incident, the White

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Police stand guard outside the apartment of a hospital worker and a yellow barrel, left, that holds hazardous materials, Sunday in Dallas.

House said. Dallas police stood guard outside her apartment complex and told people not to go inside. Officers also knocked on doors, made automated phone calls and passed out fliers to notify people within a fourblock radius about the situation, although Dallas authorities assured residents the risk was confined to those who have had close contact with the two Ebola patients. The worker wore a gown, gloves, mask and shield while she cared for Duncan during his second visit to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, said Dr. Daniel Varga of Texas Health Resources, which runs the hospital. Duncan, who arrived in the U.S. from Liberia to visit family Sept. 20, first sought medical care for fever and abdominal pain Sept. 25. He told a nurse he had traveled from Africa, but

he was sent home. He returned Sept. 28 and was placed in isolation because of suspected Ebola. He died Wednesday. Liberia is one of the three West African countries most affected by the Ebola epidemic, which has killed more than 4,000 people, according to World Health Organization figures published Friday. The others are Sierra Leone and Guinea. Texas health officials have been closely monitoring nearly 50 people who had or may have had close contact with Duncan in the days after he started showing symptoms but before he was diagnosed with the disease. The health care worker reported a fever Friday night as part of a self-monitoring regimen required by the CDC, Varga said. Another person who was described as a “close contact”

of the health worker has been proactively placed in isolation, he added, without elaborating on where that person is being monitored. The hospital said its emergency department is diverting ambulances to other hospitals, though still accepting walk-in patients. Frieden said officials are now evaluating and will monitor any workers who may have been exposed while Duncan was in the hospital. Among the things the CDC will investigate is how the workers took off protective gear, because removing it incorrectly can lead to contamination. Investigators will also look at dialysis and intubation — the insertion of a breathing tube in a patient’s airway. Both procedures have the potential to spread the virus. “We knew a second case could be a reality, and we’ve been preparing for this possibility,” said Dr. David Lakey, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services. “We are broadening our team in Dallas and working with extreme diligence to prevent further spread.” Health care workers treating Ebola patients are among the most vulnerable, even if wearing protective gear. A Spanish nurse assistant recently became the first health care worker infected outside West Africa during the ongoing outbreak. She helped care for two priests who were brought to a Madrid hospital and later died. More than 370 health care workers in West Africa have fallen ill or died since the epidemic began earlier this year.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Seventeen people were arrested during weekend protests, St. Louis police said Sunday, and more demonstrations were planned over the shooting of 18-yearold Michael Brown in Ferguson this summer. Organizers of the four-day Ferguson October summit are protesting the shooting of the black man by a white policeman, which sparked sometimes violent demonstrations in the predominantly black St. Louis suburb of Ferguson in August. Early Sunday morning, several protesters made their way to the south St. Louis neighborhood where another black 18-year-old was killed by a white police offi-

cer recently. Protesters occupied a Quicktrip gas station convenience store and staged a sit-in. St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson posted on Twitter that protesters were “attempting to storm” the business. He later posted that protesters were “throwing rocks at the police.” St. Louis police spokeswoman Schron Jackson said Sunday in an email that 17 people were arrested on suspicion of unlawful assembly. There were no reports of injuries or property damage, the email said. On Monday, a “direct action” led by local and visiting clergy members is planned for Ferguson and other spots in and around St. Louis. Protest leaders

don’t plan to release details until shortly ahead of time to avoid tipping off law enforcement. Leaders are taking their cues from the Moral Monday demonstrations that began last year in North Carolina before spreading to several other Southern states. Outside Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis, where the Cardinals were playing the San Francisco Giants this weekend in the National League Championship Series of professional baseball, several dozen protesters stood on the sidewalk Saturday night, chanting and holding signs. The St. Louis Post-Dis-

patch reported that fans headed to the game mainly went around the protesters without stopping to look, though a few cheered their efforts. Game 2 in the series is scheduled for Sunday night. The planned events began Friday afternoon with a march outside the St. Louis County prosecutor’s office, where protesters renewed calls for prosecutor Bob McCulloch to charge Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson officer, in the Aug. 9 death of Brown. A grand jury is reviewing the case and the Justice Department has opened a civil rights investigation.





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Around the Nation California health exchange awards millions in no-bid contracts; ties questioned LOS ANGELES — California’s health insurance exchange has awarded $184 million in contracts without the competitive bidding and oversight that is standard practice across state government, including deals that sent millions of dollars to a firm whose employees have long-standing ties to the agency’s executive director. Covered California’s no-bid contracts were for a variety of services, ranging from public relations to paying for ergonomic adjustments to work stations, according to an Associated Press review of contracting records obtained through the state Public Records Act. Several of those contracts worth a total of $4.2 million went to a consulting firm, The Tori Group, whose founder has strong professional ties to agency Executive Director Peter Lee, while others were awarded to a subsidiary of a health care company he once headed. Awarding no-bid contracts is unusual in state government, where rules promote “open and fair competition” to give taxpayers the best deal and avoid ethical conflicts. The practice is generally reserved for emergencies or when no known competition exists. Covered California was created in 2010 and given broad authority to award no-bid contracts as a way to meet tight federal deadlines for getting the new health insurance marketplace operational by last year. The same law also exempted it from sections of the state’s public records law, a loophole lawmakers closed last year after it was disclosed by the AP.

Hometown boy-turned-prosecutor talk of town after charge in first wife’s death QUINCY, Ill. — Few in this former port city along the Mississippi River had more cachet than Curtis Lovelace: an all-Big Ten football player, longtime prosecutor, school board president, sports broadcaster and educator at the local university. That sparkling image in the 40,000-strong western Illinois community of Quincy was shattered when he recently was charged with suffocating his first wife and mother of four on Valentine’s Day in 2006, unsettling many followers of the case that had remained open because a pathologist and coroner’s jury never pinpointed why the 38-year-old woman died so suddenly. The scandal, cracked open last December when an investigator gave the case a fresh look, has all the makings of a made-for-TV flick: A community pillar is whisked away by police as he steps from his law office for lunch — eight years after his first wife’s death. Curtis Lovelace, 45, now faces a first-degree murder charge, to which he has pleaded not guilty. Unsurprisingly, as Lovelace remains jailed on $5 million bond, his situation is the continuing grist of gossip in tight-knit Quincy. “He just seemed like an average fellow, a very active gentleman,” Mike Cadwell, a barber for 40 years, said while giving an older client a trim. “I’m not sure what kind of a person does that kind of a crime, but he didn’t seem to fit that mold.” — The Associated Press

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Kurds holding out in Kobani By RYAN LUCAS Associated Press

SURUC, Turkey — The shells were already roaring down on the Kurdish fighters from the hill above Kobani when more than 30 Islamic State militants backed by snipers and pickups mounted with heavy machine guns began their assault across the dusty fields. Holed up in an industrial area of squat, concrete buildings on Kobani’s eastern edges, the outgunned Kurds could do little to repel the attack, recalled Dalil Boras, one of the defenders during the Oct. 6 assault. The Islamic State group’s firepower proved too much, so the Kurds withdrew through the gray streets to a tree-lined park, ceding a foothold in the town to the extremist fighters, who promptly raised two black flags over their newly conquered territory. A week later, the Kurdish men and women of the People’s Protection Units, or YPG, are still holding out, if barely, with a helping hand from more than 20 airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State positions. They have been battered by tanks shells and mortars, and picked off by snipers using American-made rifles. They have no answer for the heavy weapons that Islamic State fighters have looted from Iraqi and Syrian army bases. And while they are slowly yielding ground, they so far have prevented the town from being overrun, defending it zealously with little more than light weapons, booby-traps and a fervent belief in their cause. Along the way, the predominantly Kurdish town along Syria’s border with Turkey has been transformed from a dusty backwater into a symbol of resistance for Kurds around the world. It also has grabbed the international media spotlight, which has helped turn the defense of Kobani into a very public test for the American-

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In this Saturday file photo, people on a hilltop watch smoke rising from a fire caused by a strike in Kobani, Syria, during fighting between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group, on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border.

led international effort to roll back and ultimately destroy the Islamic State group. The battle itself is now playing out in Kobani’s streets and alleyways — a fight being watched by scores of Syrian and Turkish Kurds, as well as dozens of journalists, through binoculars from hilltops and farms just across the border in Turkey. From that vantage point, the town spreads out among the rocky hills and brown fields just beyond the frontier. Plumes of black smoke billow over the low-slung skyline. The occasional thud of mortar shells mixes with the clatter of heavy machine guns and assault rifles. Kurdish fighters and civilians who have recently fled describe a much grittier scene inside the town. Both of the warring sides have knocked holes in walls to move between buildings — a tactic employed in urban fighting for decades. On cross streets, blankets have been hung to limit exposure to snipers. Rubble litters the streets. Smoke hangs in the air. The few remaining civilians have sought shelter in basements. Boras, a short and stocky 19-year-old dressed in dusty black jeans and a black T-shirt, explained how Kurdish fighters are organized into small groups of sometimes as few as five or six people, who stake out posi-

tions on the front lines. Teams with rocket-propelled grenades and Russian-designed machine guns known here as “Doshkas” have taken up positions in the upper stories of some buildings to maximize the Kurds’ limited firepower. “We are communicating with walkie-talkies,” Boras said recently during a three-day break from the fight. “We tell them on our walkie-talkie that they’re attacking and we throw a red smoke bomb to show the position of the attack, and then the machine guns and RPGs provide support.” Kurdish men and women fighters spread out on the various fronts are mainly armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles and grenades. They carry backpacks with ammunition, biscuits and canned beans and hummus, and when they run low they call into headquarters. “We have special words for martyrs, wounded, ammunition and food on the walkie-talkie,” Boras said. They frequently switch frequencies to avoid being spied on over the airwaves. Since the Islamic State group first moved into Kobani’s eastern districts on Oct. 6, the fighting has developed a familiar rhythm, the Kurds say: The extremists own the day, while the Kurdish forces rule after sundown when the Islamic State’s





heavy weapons can’t effectively target Kurdish positions. “At night, we go out on missions to hunt them down. During the day they put pressure on us,” said Boras. “We watch during the day to see where they are. And then if there’s a street that needs it, we plant roadside bombs to hit them with during the day.” With limited resources, the Kurds have had to improvise. Boras recalled on one occasion packing a truck tire with explosives and then rolling it down the hill toward Islamic State fighters, destroying a machine gun post. As the fighting has ground down in the thick of the town, the front lines in some places have narrowed to just a few meters (yards), said Aladeen Ali Kor, a Kobani policeman now volunteering in a refugee camp in the Turkish town of Suruc while he recovers from a shrapnel wound to the back of his neck. “There are some places where you’re basically across the street from them. Like from here to the back of the gas station there,” he said, pointing across the busy main road in Suruc. “Fighters on both sides yell and taunt each other. We say we’ll never let you in. They yell at us that they’ll never let us out alive.” Most of Kobani’s wounded are brought to the hospital in Suruc. Two emergency room nurses taking a short break recounted the chaos of the past few weeks. “We usually see 25-30 wounded a day. They are serious injuries. Mostly from gunshots and shrapnel,” said one of the nurses who only identified himself as Mehmet. The nurses estimated that 70 percent of the wounded are fighters, while the rest are civilians. For now at least, the heart of Kobani remains in Kurdish hands, although their grip appears tenuous at best. With so much attention on the town, neither side can relent. Activists say the Islamic State group has rushed in reinforcements, while small numbers of Kurds continue to sneak across the border to join the fight.

Around the World Putin pulls troops from Ukraine border MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered thousands of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border to return to their usual bases, according to his spokesman. Dmitry Peskov told Russian news outlets late Saturday in Sochi that Putin had ordered approximately 17,600 troops to return home from Rostov, a southern region that borders east Ukraine, where pro-Russian insurgents have been battling government troops since April. The Kremlin has said that troops stationed in Rostov were participating in drills, but Ukraine and the West have repeatedly accused Russia of fueling the insurgency with arms, expertise, and fighters, and have slapped Moscow with sanctions in response to its moves in the region.

Donors pledge nearly $3 billion to rebuild the Gaza Strip CAIRO — A donor conference in Cairo to raise money for Gaza after this year’s war between Hamas and Israel ended with pledges of $5.4 billion, half of which will be “dedicated” to the reconstruction of the coastal strip, Norway’s foreign minister said Sunday. Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende offered the figure at the end of Sunday’s one-day conference, far beyond the $4 billion initially sought by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Qatar pledged $1 billion toward the reconstruction, once again using its vast wealth to reinforce its role as a regional player as Gulf Arab rival the United Arab Emirates promised $200 million. The pledges followed U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry earlier announcing immediate American assistance of $212 million. The European Union pledged 450 million euros ($568 million), while Turkey, which has been playing a growing role in the Middle East in recent years, said it was donating $200 million.

Suicide bombing in Iraq’s eastern Diyala province kills 58 Kurdish forces, civilians BAGHDAD — A triple suicide bombing Sunday killed at least 58 people in Iraq as a roadside bomb killed the police chief of the western Anbar province, authorities said, attacks that dealt major blows to Iraqi security forces struggling to combat the Islamic State extremist group. The Islamic State extremist group claimed the attack, saying it was carried out by three foreign jihadists. The authenticity of the online statement could not be independently verified, but it was posted on a Twitter account frequently used by the militant group. — The Associated Press









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n On Sept. 7 at about 11:30 p.m., Soldotna Dispatch received a 911 call from a residence on Lake Road in Soldotna. An active disturbance was heard in the background. Alaska State Troopers arrived at the residence to find Bryan Elliott, 44, of Soldotna, leaving the residence on a motorcycle. Elliott failed to stop at the direction of a peace officer and wrecked his motorcycle a short distance down the road. Elliott was apprehended and subsequent investigation revealed him to be driving under the influence of alcohol, he was in possession of two loaded firearms while intoxicated, did not have a valid motorcycle operator’s license, was in the possession of marijuana and broke a TV inside the residence during an argument. Elliott was arrested on charges of seconddegree eluding, fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons, driving under the influence, fourth-degree criminal mischief (domestic violence), no valid operator’s license and sixthdegree misconduct involving a controlled substance and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility, with bail set at $3,000. n On Sept. 13 at 7:12 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a male driver at a Soldotna service station who smelled heavily of alcohol. Troopers contacted the driver, identified as Spencer Reynolds, 28, of Soldotna, and investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol. Reynolds was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail. n On Sept. 16 at 3:18 p.m. Kenai police received a report of a shoplifter leaving Safeway. Officers responded and arrested Warren C.C. Belford, 29, of Anchorage, on a charge of thirddegree theft. Belford was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. n On Sept. 15 at 5:39 p.m. Kenai police received a report of an assault victim asking for help at a local business near the Bridge Access Road and Kenai Spur Highway intersection. Officers responded, and investigation led to the arrest of Jason C. Herrmann, 40, of Kenai, on a charge of third-degree assault. Herrmann was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. n On Sept. 15, Kenai police officers contacted Larry D. Mills, Jr., 55, of Anchorage, at a residence on Frontage Road. Mills was found to have a Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrant for failure to remand to Wildwood Pretrial as ordered on the original charge of second-degree criminal trespass, two counts of petition to revoke probation, no bail, 30 days to serve. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. n On Sept. 15 at 6:56 p.m., Kenai police received a report of an erratic driver near Mile 8 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Officer response resulted in a summons to court for Roseleen

Police reports A. Pantaleo-Cormier, 67, of Soldotna, on a charge of driving while license cancelled. n On Sept. 13 at 12:34 a.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop on Airport Way. Deven J. Davis, 21, of Nikiski, was arrested for driving while license revoked and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. n On Sept. 11 at 9:07 p.m., Kenai police were notified of a car parked in front of Safeway with the driver’s door open and the driver unconscious. Officers responded, and investigation led to the arrest of Justin S. Pruitt, 22, of Nikiski, on charges of driving under the influence, driving while license suspended and sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. Pruitt was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. n On Sept 11 at 10:19 p.m., Kenai police contacted Mark W. Massera, 32, of Kenai, and arrested him on a charge of violating conditions of release. Massera was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. n On Sept. 10 at 11:27 am Kenai police responded to Safeway on the report of a shoplifter. Curtis J. Parker, 21, of Anchorage, was arrested for third-degree theft sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. Parker was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. n On Sept. 13 at about 6:40 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop for a moving violation near Mile 38 of the Sterling Highway, near Cooper Landing. Investigation revealed that Nounta Xayasengchane, 59, of Anchorage, was on felony probation and that he was in possession of multiple firearms, in violation of his probation, including a pistol. Xayasengchane was arrested for third-degree misconduct involving a weapon and probation violations. He was taken to the Seward Jail without bail. n On Sept. 13 at 10:55 p.m., troopers conducted a traffic stop for a moving violation near Mile 3 of the Seward Highway in Seward. Investigation revealed that Christopher McConnell, 44, of Anchorage, was impaired by alcoholic beverages. McConnell was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to the Seward Jail without bail. n On Sept. 12 at 7:55 p.m., troopers conducted a traffic stop for an equipment violation near Mile 1 of the Seward Highway in Seward. Investigation revealed that a passenger in the vehicle, Twsm Vang, 19, of Anchorage, had consumed and was under the influence of alcoholic beverages. He was issued a citation for minor consuming an alcoholic beverage and released. n On Sept. 12 at 7:55 p.m., troopers conducted a traffic stop for an equipment violation near Mile 1 of the Seward Highway in Seward. Investigation revealed that a passenger in the vehicle,

Toua Lee, 23, of Anchorage, had furnished alcoholic beverages to a person under 21. He was issued a misdemeanor citation for furnishing alcoholic beverages to persons less than 21 years of age and released. n On Sept. 13 at about 9:50 a.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Seward Post, issued two citations to Roy Martinez, 51, of Anchorage, at Scheffler Creek in Resurrection Bay near the Seward Boat Harbor for being over the possession limit of silver salmon and for sportfishing in closed waters, after investigation by revealed Martinez was in possession of eight silver salmon, when the possession limit was only six fish, and he was sportfishing in the closed freshwaters of Scheffler Creek, upstream of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game marker signs. Bail was set at $150 for the overlimit and $110 for closed waters. An optional court appearance is scheduled in Seward District Court. n On Sept. 17 at about 11:10 p.m., Kenai police made contact with Ricky A. Snyder, 28, of Kenai. Snyder was issued a summons to court for sixthdegree misconduct involving a controlled substance n On Sept. 16, Kenai Police responded to IGA for a report of a theft of over $1,500 worth of inventory. Following investigation, Matthew W. Strametz, 44, of Homer, and Paul J. Demico, 53, of Soldotna, were arrested for second-degree theft and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. n On Aug. 26, the Kenai Police Department received a report of sexual abuse of a minor that occurred in Kenai. Following investigation, a 17-year-old male, of Kenai, was arrested on charges of two counts of firstdegree sexual abuse of a minor, two counts of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor and second-degree sexual assault. All charges were associated with one victim. n On Sept. 17 at 9:25 p.m., Anchor Point Alaska State Troopers responded to the Anchor River Store for a report of a male attempting to sell or trade marijuana for cigarettes and then refusing to leave. Troopers were provided with a description of the male and the vehicle he was seen getting into. Troopers located the vehicle as it was turning onto the Sterling Highway from the Old Sterling Highway. Troopers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and identified one of the passengers as Anatoly A. Kojin, 29, of Nikolaevsk. Kojin confirmed he was the person at the store attempting to sell or trade marijuana for the cigarettes. Troopers located just under an ounce of Marijuana on Kojin’s person. Kojin was arrested for sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and violating probation. He was later taken to the Homer Jail, where he was held without bail pending arraignment. A second passenger in the vehicle was

identified as Kenneth J. Upton, 27, of Homer. Investigation revealed that Upton had an active warrant out for his arrest on the original charge of fourth-degree theft. Upton was arrested for the active warrant and taken to the Homer Jail on $250 cash bail. n On Sept. 8 at 12:05 p.m., troopers contacted Luis Lugo, 59, of Kenai, during a traffic stop near Kenai. Investigations revealed that Lugo was driving on the Kenai Spur Highway while his license was revoked. Lugo was taken Wildwood Pretrial on $500 bail. n On Sept. 1 at 9:47 a.m., Soldotna troopers contacted Pamela Harris, 52, of Soldotna, during a traffic stop. Investigation revealed Harris to be in possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana. Harris was issued a misdemeanor citation for sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and released. n On Sept. 17, Soldotna Alaska State Troopers responded to a reported disturbance in Sterling. Troopers contacted the parties involved and determined that a physical assault had occurred. The suspect, Bradley Hulen, 45, of Sterling, was arrested on one count of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence). An additional individual present at the scene, Stacy Hansell, 43, of Sterling, was arrested on one count of violating conditions of release. n On Sept. 20 at 1:15 p.m., the Alaska State Troopers Bureau of Highway Patrol, Kenai Peninsula Team, stopped a 1996 Ford Windstar minivan for failure to stop for a stop sign near Mile 117 of the Sterling Highway. The driver initially provided a false name but was later identified as Lisa Samson, 44, of Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Samson was driving with a revoked license. Samson also had two warrants for her arrest in the amounts of $500 and $3,000. Samson was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on the warrants and for driving while license revoked and providing false information. Samson was issued citations for failure to stop at a stop sign, no proof of insurance and open container of alcohol. The vehicle was released to the passenger on scene.






Anchorage police car injures pedestrian ANCHORAGE — A pedestrian was seriously injured after being struck by an Anchorage police vehicle. Police say an officer was traveling southbound on Muldoon Road on his way to work just before 11 p.m. Friday. The pedestrian was walking on the sidewalk when he stepped into the road and was hit by the officer’s car. Police said Saturday the pedestrian was taken to a hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. A police statement said the pedestrian is suspected of having been under the influence of drugs and possibly alcohol at the time. Spokeswoman Dani Myren says the pedestrian showed signs of alcohol and impairment. Police say the officer’s breath and urine was tested immediately after the collision in line with city policy.

Man accused of killing parents with ax BETHEL — A 21-year-old man faces two counts of firstdegree murder after officials said he killed his parents with an ax, in a case that illustrates the challenges of police work in remote Alaskan villages that do not have law enforcement officers. Everett Semone of Shageluk was arraigned Thursday at the courthouse in Bethel, appearing via teleconference from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Correctional Center. Bail was set at $500,000, and a preliminary hearing was scheduled Oct. 20 in Anvik. Alaska State Troopers said Flossie Semone, 46, and John Arrow, 57, were killed in Shageluk, a village of 83 people. Residents told troopers that the two were the man’s parents. Although the slayings happened Tuesday night, Alaska State Troopers were unable to reach the village, located about 350 miles west of Anchorage, until Wednesday. Meanwhile, residents had taken Semone into custody and were holding him in a town building. Shageluk does not have law enforcement officers. “That’s a reality of living in rural Alaska,” said Megan Peters, spokeswoman for the Alaska Department of Public Safety, on Friday. While people in the Lower 48 might complain about law officers taking 15 minutes to arrive at a crime scene, “in a place like rural Alaska, it’s hours and potentially days,” Peters said. But in this case, the response time does not appear to have made any difference, Peters said. The victims died, and the suspect was in custody long before officers could have responded under the best of circumstances, she said. Court records indicate Semone is being represented by the public defender’s agency. A call to the office in Bethel seeking comment wasn’t immediately returned Friday. According to charging documents from Sgt. Nicholas Zito, a caller “reported that Everett Semone ‘went crazy’ and attacked his parents Flossie Semone and Arrow with an ax at their Shageluk residence. Everett was reportedly running loose in the village.” Residents requested troopers that evening, and a medevac flight was arranged out of Bethel to attend to two injured people. Two troopers were to have been on that flight. However, troopers say residents later called back to say the couple had died, and the hospital canceled the medevac. Troopers then didn’t have a way to get to Shageluk, which isn’t on the road system, until chartering a flight on Wednesday from Anvik. — The Associated Press

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Cards, Wong walk off Dramatic finish ties NLCS series with Giants at 1 R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer

ST. LOUIS — Kolten Wong and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied again with their latest postseason power show, tying the NL Championship Series at a game apiece. After the final party at home plate, reality set in: They might be without Yadier Molina the rest of the way. Wong hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the ninth inning and the resilient Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 Sunday night. The Cardinals came back after losing Molina to a strained oblique muscle in the sixth. The All-Star catcher

was getting further tests and manager Mike Matheny said it “didn’t look real good.” “We’ll wait and see and right now we’ll just go ahead and keep celebrating a very tough, hard-fought win. I am real proud at how these guys kept coming,” Matheny said. The best-of-seven series resumes Tuesday night with Game 3 in San Francisco with John Lackey going for St. Louis and Tim Hudson starting for the Giants. In a back-and-forth game, St. Louis got homers from rookie pinch-hitter Oscar Taveras in the seventh and Matt Adams in the eighth to take a 4-3 lead.

After the Giants tied it on a wild pitch, Wong hit an 0-1 delivery from Sergio Romo for his second big home run this postseason. The rookie’s seventh-inning drive was the decisive blow in Game 3 of the NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. St. Louis, last in the NL with 105 home runs during the regular season, has hit 11 homers in six playoff games — seven in the seventh inning or later. Earlier, Matt Carpenter connected for the fourth time this postseason. “We just knew we had to keep grinding,” Wong said. “When you lose someone like Yadi, it’s definitely

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Cardinals’ Kolten Wong celebrates after hitting a walk-off home run during the ninth inning in Game 2 against the San Francisco Giants on Sunday.

Durant suffers fractured foot CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer

OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant, the NBA’s leading scorer of this decade and the reigning MVP, will likely miss the first six to eight weeks of the season after fracturing a bone in his right foot. The Oklahoma City star forward complained of an ache in his foot after practice Saturday, the team said. Tests showed he has a “Jones fracture,” a broken bone at the base of his small toe. Thunder general manager Sam Presti said Sunday that surgery is likely, and that similar injuries have forced players to miss six to eight weeks. The Thunder open the season Oct. 29 at Portland. A

six-week absence could have Durant back for the start of December, with about 65 games remaining. “We’re really fortunate to be catching it when we’re catching it,” Presti said. “Very fortunate that Kevin notified us yesterday, and we’re catching it kind of on the front end, before this became a little bit more of an acute issue.” The Thunder have a couple of high-profile matchups in December, playing LeBron James and the Cavaliers on Dec. 11 and going to San Antonio for a Western Conference finals rematch on Christmas. Durant won the scoring title last season, collected his first MVP award and led the Thunder to the Western Conference finals.

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Mississippi St. Cowboys pull Seattle surprise moves to No. 1 Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray, left, is tackled by Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, right, in the second half Sunday in Seattle.

Dallas wins physical battle on Seahawks’ imposing home field By The Associated Press

SEATTLE — DeMarco Murray scored on a 15-yard run with 3:16 left and the Dallas Cowboys stunned the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks 30-23 on Sunday. Dallas, 5-1 for the first time since 2007, overcame a pair of special teams turnovers to become the first team outside the NFC West to win in Seattle since 2011. Murray’s touchdown run capped a 75-yard drive that saw Tony Romo convert a third-and-20 with a pass to Terrance Williams along the sideline. Murray had 115 yards on 29 carries to join Jim Brown

as the only running backs in NFL history to open a season with six straight 100-yard games. Murray also had six receptions for 31 yards. Romo was 21 of 32 for 250 yards and two touchdowns without an interception. Russell Wilson had a 9-yard touchdown run, and Mike Morgan returned a blocked punt 25 yards for a score for Seattle (3-2). Wilson was 14 of 28 for 126 yards and an interception, and was limited to 12 yards on two carries.

Demaryius Thomas once, leaving the Denver quarterback two shy of Brett Favre’s record for career touchdown passes, and the Broncos held on to beat New York. Manning has 506 touchdown passes, and could tie or break Favre’s record next Sunday at home against San Francisco. Manning finished 22 of 33 for 237 yards — a far cry from last week’s performance against Arizona, when he passed for a career-high 479 yards with four TDs. But Manning displayed his methodical best at times in his return to MetLife Stadium, where he and the Broncos (4-1) were blown out by Seattle in the Super BRONCOS 31, JETS 17 Bowl last February. Demaryius Thomas had 10 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Peyton Manning connected catches for 124 yards, and Ronwith Julius Thomas twice and nie Hillman ran for 100 yards on

24 carries. The Jets (1-5) had a chance to tie when they got the ball deep in their own territory with less than a minute left. But after a sack put the ball at the 1, Geno Smith’s pass was intercepted by Aqib Talib, who returned it 22 yards for a sealing touchdown that sent New York to its fifth straight loss. The struggling Smith, looking to keep his starting job, was 23 of 43 for 190 yards and touchdown passes to Jace Amaro and Eric Decker, with the one interception.

PATRIOTS 37, BILLS 22 ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Tom Brady threw four touchdown passes and had his 60th 300-yard game to lead New England past

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RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer

Mississippi State is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, replacing Florida State and making the fastest rise to the top spot in the history of the poll. The Bulldogs received 45 first-place votes from the media panel Sunday. Mississippi State beat Auburn 38-23 on Saturday, its third straight victory against a top-10 team. The Bulldogs are the first team in the poll’s 78-year history to go from unranked to No. 1 in five weeks. The previous mark was six weeks by Ohio State in 1954. The Bulldogs were No. 3 last week, tied with Ole Miss, for their best ranking. Ole Miss stayed at No. 3 this week, two points be-

hind No. 2 Florida State, which beat Syracuse on Saturday. The defending champion Seminoles had been No. 1 since the preseason. Florida State received 12 first-place votes and Ole Miss three. Baylor and Notre Dame round out the top five. The Fighting Irish play at Florida State on Saturday. Auburn fell four spots to No. 6. For the both the Rebels and Bulldogs, it’s been a startling rise after recent struggles. They have rarely been in contention in the Southeastern Conference over the last decade. In the rugged western division, where Alabama (three national titles), LSU (two) and Auburn (one) have been the powers during the BCS era, the Mississippi schools usually have been relegated to the second division.

As pressure mounts in Chase, drivers’ tempers flare JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer

CONCORD, N.C. — Matt Kenseth, usually so calm and composed, lost his cool and attacked Brad Keselowski at Charlotte Motor Speedway. If Kenseth is fighting, then tempers are certainly running quite high. They reached a boiling point in the aftermath of Saturday night’s race as Keselowski, Kenseth, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson all saw their championship hopes fade to near-desperate status. The pressure is on — every week — in NASCAR’s new championship format, and the frayed nerves unraveled on the track, on pit road and in the garage. Denny Hamlin had to be restrained from going after Keselowski, but Kenseth got to the 2012 champion in the dark alley-like area between a pair of Team Penske haulers. Kenseth quickly approached Keselowski from behind and nearly tackled him. He had Keselowski wrapped in his arms when crew members quickly peeled him off, and Keselowski crew chief Paul Wolfe pulled Kenseth out of the scrum in what appeared to be a

choke hold. As race winner Kevin Harvick celebrated in Victory Lane, activity in the garage came to a near-halt as drivers and crews watched replays of the melee. “When you see Matt Kenseth mad enough to fight, you know that this is intense because that’s way out of character for him,” Harvick said. “When you see that emotion out of Matt Kenseth, you know that NASCAR has done the right thing to this Chase because everybody is on offense and gouging for every single position that you can get every lap.” That was at the root of the post-race Charlotte activities: There is no room for error in the Chase, and a bad night will put a driver on the brink of elimination. Kenseth, who struggled for large portions of the race and was penalized by NASCAR before the start for an unapproved adjustment made to his car, was incensed that Keselowski hit his car on pit road after the checkered flag. Kenseth had already taken off his seatbelts and lowered his window net, and he felt the contact from Keselowski could have caused injury.

“If you want to talk about it as a man, try to do that,” Kenseth said. For his part, Keselowski said the hit on Kenseth was warranted because Kenseth had driven across his nose under a caution with six laps remaining. That contact caused front-end damage that Keselowski believed contributed to his 16th-place finish. The two had an earlier incident while racing for the lead when Kenseth was squeezed into the wall while he attempted to pass Keselowski. Hamlin was upset with how Keselowski raced him for position with two laps remaining. Hamlin felt Keselowski pushed him too hard into a corner, contact that sent both drivers plummeting in the field. Hamlin admitted to brake-checking Keselowski during the cool-down lap, and Keselowski retaliated with a failed attempt to spin Hamlin. That’s when Keselowski set his sights on Kenseth, hitting him on a busy pit road. Tony Stewart was the innocent bystander in that mess, with his car drilled from behind after Keselowski hit Kenseth. He responded by backing his car up and into Keselowski to crumple Keselowski’s front end. C




Keselowski then headed to the garage, with Hamlin in pursuit. Their cars made contact and were briefly stuck together, so Keselowski hit the gas to pull away. That left a burnout mark and led Hamlin to accuse Keselowski of being “out of control.” Keselowski met with NASCAR after a cooling-off period. Kenseth crew chief Jason Ratcliff went voluntarily to talk to NASCAR, and Kenseth crew member Jesse Sanders was summoned by officials. It’s not clear if Keselowski — or Hamlin or Kenseth — will be punished by NASCAR on Tuesday, the day penalties are traditionally issued. NASCAR vice president of competition Robin Pemberton said the sanctioning body will review the final on-track laps, and everything that occurred on pit road and in the garage. NASCAR in May fined Marcos Ambrose and Casey Mears for fighting in the garage after a race at Richmond. Harvick was fined in 2011 for a pitroad confrontation with Kyle Busch in which NASCAR cited safety concerns of Busch using his car to push Harvick’s car away. The next year, Kurt

Busch was fined $50,000 for dangerous driving on pit road when he hit Ryan Newman’s car during a confrontation. But in the case of Saturday, with so much focus on the new Chase and the attention for the post-race skirmishes, it’s not clear if NASCAR will punish those involved or pat them on the back. Harvick said there was no way NASCAR takes any action. “They love it. They were fighting afterwards, that’s what it’s all about,” Harvick said. Keselowski understood Stewart’s frustration. He didn’t much care about Hamlin or Kenseth’s explanations, and firmly believed both drivers had it coming. “I figured if we’re going to play car wars under yellow and after the race, I’ll join, too,” he said. “Those guys can dish it out, but they can’t take it. I gave it back to them and now they want to fight.” Hamlin is the only driver involved who left Charlotte in decent shape in the Chase. He is seventh in the standings headed to Talladega, where the bottom four in the 12-driver field will be eliminated.









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Kings crush Jets Toffoli and Pearson, formed durLOS ANGELES — Kings ing last spring’s title run. linemates Jeff Carter, Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson MAPLE LEAFS 6, each had a goal and an assist in RANGERS 3 Los Angeles’ first victory of the season, 4-1 over the Winnipeg NEW YORK — Phil Kessel, Jets on Sunday night. James van Riemsdyk and Toronto Anze Kopitar also scored and broke out of its scoring slumber Drew Doughty had two assists with five goals in the second pefor the Stanley Cup champions, riod against Henrik Lundqvist in who lost the first two games of New York’s home opener. Toronto mustered only five their title defense. goals total in dropping its first two Martin Jones made 29 saves games of the season at home, but for the Kings, who took a 4-0 busted out against the Rangers, fulead in the second period. Los eled by Kessel and van Riemsdyk, Angeles got a dominant game who both notched their first goal from That 70s Line — the jer- and first point of the season. Kessey-number-inspired nickname sel added in two assists, and van for Carter’s line with youngsters Riemsdyk had one. By The Associated Press

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Sang-moon takes 1st PGA event of season NAPA, Calif. — Bae Sang-moon set a big goal for the new PGA Tour season. He wants to end it at home in South Korea by playing in the Presidents Cup. He couldn’t have asked for a better start. Bae won the season-opening Open on Sunday by stretching his lead to as many as six shots in the hot sunshine of Napa Valley, leaving plenty of room for a few mistakes that only made it interesting for a short time. He closed with a 1-over 73 at Silverado, the first player on the PGA Tour since Ben Crane at the St. Jude Classic in June to win with a final round over par. Bae took three putts from the collar of the green on the par-5 18th for a twoshot victory over Steven Bowditch, who had a 67. “There’s always pressure on Sunday because other players behind me are charging, so I tried to maintain my focus and play my own game,” Bae said.

US women nab 1st major volleyball title MILAN — Kimberly Hill led the United States to its first major women’s volleyball title, scoring 20 points in a 3-1 victory over China on Sunday in the world championships. Hill had the final kill, and captain Christa Dietzen added 15 points in the Americans’ 27-25, 25-20, 16-25, 26-24 victory before 12,600 fans at the Mediolanum Forum. “We came here to make history and we made it,” said U.S. coach Karch Kiraly, a three-time Olympic champion. “It was a tough battle, but we made it.” The U.S. women had never won the world championships, World Cup or Olympics. The Americans finished second in the world championships in 1967 and 2002. “It’s the first time for the USA and we made it,” said Dietzen, the Hopewell Township, Pennsylvania, player who had knee surgery in December. “We represented present and future volleyball programs, but most importantly we did it together.” The 6-foot-4 Hill, from Portland, Oregon, was selected the tournament’s most valuable player and best spiker. She was 19 of 31 with only one fault and had 13 digs and 25 excellent receptions on 39 attempts. “I feel ecstatic and happy and just cannot believe it is real,” Hill said. “The award was a surprise and I still cannot believe it either, it is just amazing. Tonight it is everything. Eating, drinking and we are just going to celebrate being together.” C




— The Associated Press

Kevin Kisner (48), $62,400 71-72-70-68—281 Daniel Summerhays (22), $16,046 71-72-72-70—285 Matt Kuchar (48), $62,400 71-68-66-76—281 Erik Compton (22), $16,046 74-66-69-76—285 Spencer Levin (48), $62,400 73-69-67-72—281 Brice Garnett (22), $16,046 71-70-70-74—285 Scott Stallings (48), $62,400 71-69-70-71—281 Jason Kokrak (22), $16,046 70-73-70-72—285 Brendan Steele (48), $62,400 72-70-69-70—281 Danny Lee (22), $16,046 73-67-72-73—285 Tom Gillis (43), $44,400 70-68-72-72—282 Adam Hadwin (17), $13,890 70-69-72-75—286 Andres Gonzales (43), $44,400 66-74-70-72—282 Mark Hubbard (17), $13,890 71-65-75-75—286 Colt Knost (43), $44,400 68-71-71-72—282 Chez Reavie (17), $13,890 73-70-71-72—286 Cameron Percy (43), $44,400 69-70-70-73—282 Shawn Stefani (17), $13,890 73-69-73-71—286 Cameron Tringale (43), $44,400 69-69-73-71—282 Tim Clark (12), $13,260 69-74-70-74—287 Aaron Baddeley (37), $33,300 68-73-72-70—283 Derek Ernst (12), $13,260 72-71-70-74—287 Charlie Beljan (37), $33,300 68-72-70-73—283 Chesson Hadley (12), $13,260 73-69-74-71—287 Brendon de Jonge (37), $33,300 72-71-70-70—283 Carlos Ortiz, $13,260 71-71-73-72—287 Jarrod Lyle (37), $33,300 72-70-71-70—283 Carl Pettersson (12), $13,260 71-69-73-74—287 Jeff Overton (37), $33,300 70-71-67-75—283 Brandt Snedeker (12), $13,260 71-71-73-72—287 Scott Pinckney (37), $33,300 71-70-70-72—283 Jimmy Walker (8), $12,840 75-66-73-74—288 Robert Streb (37), $33,300 74-68-74-67—283 Harrison Frazar (7), $12,720 71-71-71-76—289 Cameron Wilson, $33,300 71-68-74-70—283 Stuart Appleby (5), $12,480 69-70-74-77—290 Blayne Barber (29), $23,400 73-67-74-70—284 Bo Van Pelt (5), $12,480 73-70-74-73—290 Chad Campbell (29), $23,400 69-72-70-73—284 Tim Wilkinson (5), $12,480 76-67-74-73—290 Graham DeLaet (29), $23,400 71-70-71-72—284 Luke Guthrie (2), $12,120 68-72-76-75—291 Max Homa (29), $23,400 72-68-72-72—284 David Hearn (2), $12,120 72-71-78-70—291 Jerry Kelly (29), $23,400 69-72-72-71—284 Russell Knox (2), $12,120 72-71-73-75—291 John Peterson (29), $23,400 70-72-74-68—284 Charles Howell III (1), $11,820 73-67-75-77—292 Kyle Reifers (29), $23,400 68-74-73-69—284 Steve Wheatcroft (1), $11,820 75-68-73-76—292 Trevor Immelman (22), $16,046 76-67-71-71—285 Sam Saunders (1), $11,580 73-69-76-75—293 Marc Leishman (22), $16,046 69-73-71-72—285 Tyrone Van Aswegen (1), $11,580 68-72-77-76—293 Pittsburgh 2 2 0 0 4 11 6 Southeast Division LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP N.Y. Islanders 2 2 0 0 4 9 6 Orlando 2 0 1.000 — SERIES Washington 2 1 0 1 3 5 2 Washington 3 1 .750 — (Best-of-7) N.Y. Rangers 3 1 2 0 2 8 13 Charlotte 1 1 .500 1 MLS Standings American League Philadelphia 3 0 2 1 1 8 12 Atlanta 1 1 .500 1 All AL games televised by TBS EASTERN CONFERENCE Carolina 2 0 2 0 0 6 9 Miami 0 3 .000 2½ Kansas City 2, Baltimore 0 W L T Pts GF GA Central Division WESTERN CONFERENCE Friday, Oct. 10: Kansas City 8, Baltix-D.C. 16 9 7 55 49 35 Cleveland 1 0 1.000 — more 6, 10 innings x-New England 15 13 4 49 48 45 Detroit 2 1 .667 — Saturday, Oct. 11: Kansas City 6, Central Division Minnesota 2 2 0 0 4 8 0 x-S. Kansas City 14 11 7 49 47 37 Chicago 1 2 .333 1 Baltimore 4 2 2 0 0 4 7 3 x-New York 12 9 11 47 52 47 Indiana 1 2 .333 1 Monday, Oct. 13: Baltimore (Chen Nashville 2 2 0 0 4 9 4 Columbus 12 10 10 46 47 40 Milwaukee 1 2 .333 1 16-6) at Kansas City (Guthrie 13- Chicago St. Louis 2 1 1 0 2 6 4 Toronto FC 11 14 7 40 43 52 WESTERN CONFERENCE 11), 4:07 p.m. Winnipeg 3 1 2 0 2 7 9 Houston 11 15 6 39 37 54 Tuesday, Oct. 14: Baltimore (Gon- Dallas 2 0 1 1 1 3 7 Southwest Division Philadelphia 9 11 12 39 48 48 2 0 2 0 0 0 8 Houston 2 0 1.000 — zalez 10-9) at Kansas City (Vargas Colorado Chicago 5 9 18 33 38 48 Pacific Division New Orleans 1 2 .333 1½ 11-10), 4:07 p.m. Montreal 6 18 8 26 36 56 National League San Jose 2 2 0 0 4 7 0 Memphis 1 2 .333 1½ WESTERN CONFERENCE San Francisco 1, St. Louis 1 Vancouver 2 2 0 0 4 9 6 Dallas 1 2 .333 1½ x-Seattle 19 10 3 60 61 48 San Antonio 0 0 .000 1 Saturday, Oct. 11: San Francisco 3, Los Angeles 3 1 1 1 3 6 8 St. Louis 0 x-Los Angeles 17 6 9 60 67 33 Anaheim 2 1 1 0 2 7 8 Northwest Division x-Real Salt Lake 14 8 10 52 52 39 2 1 1 0 2 5 8 Utah 2 0 1.000 — Sunday, Oct. 12: St. Louis 5, San Arizona x-FC Dallas 15 11 6 51 54 43 Calgary 3 1 2 0 2 8 10 Minnesota 1 1 .500 1 Francisco 4 Vancouver 11 8 13 46 41 40 2 0 1 1 1 6 10 Oklahoma City 1 1 .500 1 Tuesday, Oct. 14: St. Louis (Lackey Edmonton Portland 11 9 12 45 59 52 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for Denver 1 2 .333 1½ 3-3) at San Francisco, 12:07 (FS1) Colorado 8 16 8 32 43 60 Portland 1 2 .333 1½ Wednesday, Oct. 15: St. Louis overtime loss. (Miller 10-9) at San Francisco, 4:07 Sunday’s Games Chivas USA 8 18 6 30 28 59 Pacific Division San Jose 6 15 11 29 35 49 Toronto 6, N.Y. Rangers 3 Golden State 3 0 1.000 — p.m. (FS1) NOTE: Three points for victory, one point Phoenix 1 0 1.000 1 Thursday, Oct. 16: St. Louis at San Los Angeles 4, Winnipeg 1 for tie. Monday’s Games Sacramento 1 2 .333 2 Francisco, 4:07 p.m. (FS1) All Times ADT Colorado at Boston, 9 a.m. x- clinched playoff berth L.A. Lakers 1 2 .333 2

Sunday At Silverado Country Clun-North Napa, Calif. Purse: $6 million Yardage: 7,203; Par 72 Final Sang-Moon Bae (500), $1,080,000 66-69-65-73—273 Steven Bowditch (300), $648,000 73-68-67-67—275 Retief Goosen (125), $270,600 69-71-66-70—276 Martin Laird (125), $270,600 67-67-71-71—276 Hunter Mahan (125), $270,600 70-68-68-70—276 Hideki Matsuyama (125), $270,600 70-67-69-70—276 Bryce Molder (125), $270,600 70-69-69-68—276 Robert Allenby (78), $168,000 70-71-66-70—277 Jon Curran (78), $168,000 68-72-67-70—277 Brooks Koepka (78), $168,000 68-70-67-72—277 Hudson Swafford (78), $168,000 70-69-71-67—277 Zachary Blair (59), $117,600 69-66-69-74—278 Scott Brown (59), $117,600 71-68-72-67—278 Derek Fathauer (59), $117,600 70-71-68-69—278 Tony Finau (59), $117,600 69-73-68-68—278 Lee Westwood (59), $117,600 73-69-69-67—278 Scott Langley (54), $93,000 70-66-69-74—279 David Lingmerth (54), $93,000 68-68-70-73—279 Ryo Ishikawa (52), $81,000 71-71-67-71—280 Byron Smith (52), $81,000 73-66-68-73—280

Football AP Top 25

Sports Briefs


The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 11, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking: Record Pts Pv 1. Mississippi St. (45) 6-0 1,480 3 2. Florida St. (12) 6-0 1,415 1 3. Mississippi (3) 6-0 1,413 3 4. Baylor 6-0 1,317 5 5. Notre Dame 6-0 1,228 6 6. Auburn 5-1 1,144 2 7. Alabama 5-1 1,068 7 8. Michigan St. 5-1 1,015 8 9. Oregon 5-1 1,014 12 10. Georgia 5-1 981 13 11. Oklahoma 5-1 935 11 12. TCU 4-1 917 9 13. Ohio St. 4-1 648 15 14. Kansas St. 4-1 626 17 15. Oklahoma St. 5-1 620 16 16. Arizona 5-1 590 10 17. Arizona St. 4-1 459 20 18. East Carolina 5-1 449 19 19. Nebraska 5-1 402 21 20. Utah 4-1 305 24 21. Texas A&M 5-2 264 14 22. Southern Cal 4-2 258 NR 23. Stanford 4-2 223 25 24. Clemson 4-2 188 NR 25. Marshall 6-0 148 NR Others receiving votes: UCLA 110, LSU 67, Duke 45, Kentucky 36, Minnesota 36, West Virginia 27, Washington 22, Georgia Tech 11, Arkansas 10, Louisville 7, Rutgers 7, Iowa 6, Colorado St. 3, N. Dakota St. 3, South Carolina 1, Virginia 1, Wisconsin 1.


Sunday’s Games D.C. United 3, Houston 1 FC Dallas 2, Los Angeles 1 Thursday, Oct. 16 New England at Houston, 4 p.m. All Times ADT

Basketball NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W Brooklyn 1 Toronto 2 Boston 2 New York 1 Philadelphia 1

L Pct 0 1.000 1 .667 2 .500 1 .500 2 .333

GB — — ½ ½ 1

L.A. Clippers 0

2 .000

Sunday’s Games Brooklyn 97, Sacramento 95 Washington 91, Detroit 89 Dallas 106, Indiana 98 Portland 119, L.A. Clippers 114 Golden State 116, L.A. Lakers 75 Monday’s Games Orlando at Charlotte, 3 p.m. Toronto at New York, 3:30 p.m. Denver at Chicago, 4 p.m. Phoenix at Houston, 4 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Utah, 5 p.m. All Times ADT

Baseball Postseason

Hockey NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W Montreal 3 3 Tampa Bay 2 1 Detroit 2 1 Ottawa 2 1 Toronto 3 1 Boston 3 1 Florida 2 0 Buffalo 2 0 Metropolitan Division New Jersey 2 2 Columbus 2 2

L OT Pts GF GA 0 0 6 10 7 0 1 3 5 5 1 0 2 4 4 1 0 2 5 5 2 0 2 11 12 2 0 2 3 7 1 1 1 3 8 2 0 0 3 9 0 0

0 4 11 5 0 4 8 3

Anaheim at Buffalo, 11 a.m. Ottawa at Florida, 3:30 p.m. Montreal at Tampa Bay, 3:30 p.m. All Times ADT

Transactions HOCKEY National Hockey League ARIZONA COYOTES — Assigned F Justin Hodgman to Portland (AHL). CAROLINA HURRICANES — Recalled F Zach Boychuk from Charlotte (AHL). Placed F Jeff Skinner on injured reserve, retroactive to Oct. 5. MINNESOTA WILD — Signed D Jonas Brodin to a six-year contract extension.

Kenya’s Kipchoge wins Chicago Marathon CHICAGO (AP) — Eliud Kipchoge had It was quite a day for the Kenyans. an ear-to-ear grin while he ran away with the Kipchoge led a 1-2-3 finish for his Chicago Marathon. Minutes later, Rita Jep- country at the Chicago Marathon, while too raised her arms and sunk to her knees af- Jeptoo again took the prize for the women ter she repeated as women’s champion. on Sunday.





Kipchoge pulled away over the last two miles for his first major marathon victory, finishing in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 11 seconds. He was followed by Sammy Kitwara in 2:04:28 and Dickson Chumba in 2:04:32.





A-10 Peninsula Clarion, Monday, October 13, 2014

. . . NFL Continued from page A-8

Carolina played to the NFL’s first tie this season. Nothing new about the Bengals tying at home. They finished 13-13 with Philadelphia in their last overtime game at Paul Brown Stadium in 2008. Nugent made a 42-yard field goal that put Cincinnati (3-1-1) up after the opening drive of overtime. Carolina (3-2-1) tied it on Graham Gano’s 36-yarder with 2:19 left. Andy Dalton was nearly perfect in overtime, going 8 for 9 for 87 yards with one throwaway. He led the Bengals into range to win it, but Nugent sliced the kick wide right.

Buffalo. Brandon LaFell had two touchdown catches, including a 56-yarder, and the Patriots forced three turnovers that resulted in 13 points in the second quarter. Brady finished 27 of 37 for 361 yards to spoil the Bills’ first game under new owners Terry and Kim Pegula. Brady is 23-2 against AFC East rival Buffalo with the Patriots (4-2). Kyle Orton went 24 of 38 for 299 yards with two touchdowns, TITANS 16, JAGUARS 14 an interception and a lost fumble in his second start for Buffalo (3-3) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Samsince replacing EJ Manuel. mie Hill blocked a field goal attempt in the final seconds, and Tennessee held off winless JackPACKERS 27, sonville to snap a four-game losing DOLPHINS 24 streak. Jackie Battle ran for a touchMIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Aaron Rodgers threw a 4-yard down, and Ryan Succop kicked touchdown pass to Andrew Quar- three field goals to help the Titans less with 3 seconds left to lift (2-4) bounce back after blowing the biggest lead ever by a home Green Bay past Miami. Green Bay twice gave up leads team in the regular season in a loss and trailed 24-17 before Rodgers to Cleveland. Jurrell Casey had two of Tendirected a 68-yard drive for a field goal with 4:09 to go. The Packers nessee’s six sacks. The Titans (4-2) quickly forced a punt to start forced two turnovers as they won at their 40 with 2:04 left, and Rod- their first game at home this season gers hit Jordy Nelson on fourth- — only their second here in nine and-10 for 18 yards to keep the games. The Jaguars (0-6) scored with winning drive alive. Rodgers finished with three 37 seconds left when Blake Bortouchdown passes and 264 yards tles found Clay Harbor for a 20yard TD strike. They recovered the while committing no turnovers. The Packers earned their third onside kick, but Hill got his right consecutive victory and won in fingers on Josh Scobee’s 55-yard Miami for only the second time field goal attempt. ever. The Dolphins (2-3) lost despite the return of six starters who BROWNS 31, STEELERS 10 had missed playing time. CLEVELAND — Brian Hoyer passed for 217 yards and pulled off EAGLES 27, GIANTS 0 a rarity for a Cleveland quarterPHILADELPHIA — Nick back, leading the Browns to rout Foles threw two touchdown passes, over Ben Roethlisberger and rival LeSean McCoy had a season-high Pittsburgh. Hoyer threw a 51-yard touch149 yards rushing and Philadelphia Eagles beat New York for its down pass to Jordan Cameron and improved to 6-2 as Cleveland’s first shutout in 18 years. A rough night for the Giants starter as the surprising Browns (3-3) became worse when wide re- (3-2) beat the Steelers for the third ceiver Victor Cruz tore the patellar time in 23 games. Cleveland hadn’t tendon his right knee while leaping beaten Pittsburgh so badly since a for a pass on fourth down from the 51-0 victory in 1989. Ben Tate had two rushing TDs Eagles 3 in the third quarter. Cruz was crying and holding his hands and rookie Isaiah Crowell added to his face as he was carted off the another one as the Browns opened field with an injury that’s expected a 21-3 lead in the first half and rolled to the easy win a week afto end his season. Wearing all-black uniforms for ter staging the largest comeback in the first time in franchise history, NFL history by a road team against the Eagles (5-1) stayed tied with Tennessee. Dallas (5-1) for the lead in the NFC East. They hadn’t shut out an BEARS 27, FALCONS 13 opponent since a 24-0 win over the Giants on Dec. 1, 1996, at old VetATLANTA — Jay Cutler threw erans Stadium. for 381 yards and a touchdown, The defense harassed and pres- Matt Forte ran for a couple of sured Eli Manning often, sacking second-half scores, and Chicago him six times and preventing New picked up another road victory by York’s upstart offense from getting beating Atlanta. on track. Chicago (3-3) has won three of four away from Soldier Field this season, though there were so many CARDINALS 30, Bears fans at the Georgia Dome REDSKINS 20 that it seemed almost like a neutral GLENDALE, Ariz. — Carson site. After the Falcons (2-4) ralPalmer returned from a five-week absence to throw two touchdown lied from a 13-3 halftime deficit passes, and Arizona beat Wash- to tie it late in the third quarter, ington to take the sole NFC West the Bears bounced back to hand Atlanta its third straight loss. lead. Larry Fitzgerald caught six Cutler unleashed a towering pass passes for a season-high 98 yards to Alshon Jeffery that went for and his first touchdown of the 74 yards. On the next play, Forte season to help the Cardinals (4-1) scored on a 6-yard run. The Falcons went three-andbounce back from a 41-20 drubout, and Chicago finished them bing at Denver. Kirk Cousins was 24 for 38 off with a 15-play, 87-yard drive. for 354 yards, including a 64-yard Forte capped it with a 9-yard scortouchdown pass to DeSean Jackson ing burst up the middle. for the Redskins (1-5), but threw three fourth-quarter interceptions. LIONS 17, VIKINGS 3 Washington has lost four straight and 13 of 14. MINNEAPOLIS — Tahir Palmer had not played since Whitehead intercepted two of damaging a nerve in his throwing Teddy Bridgewater’s passes, and shoulder in the season-opening Joique Bell put the game away win over San Diego and was not with a fourth-quarter touchdown announced as the starter until just run in Detroit’s victory over Minbefore kickoff. Palmer completed nesota. 28 of 44 for 250 yards with no inWith Calvin Johnson and terceptions. The Cardinals have not Reggie Bush missing, the Lions thrown an interception this season. played a low-risk game. But their Arizona’s Chandler Catanzaro defense made another case for kicked field goals of 33, 49 and 37 top billing in the league. Ziggy yards. Ansah had 2 1/2 of Detroit’s eight sacks, Bridgewater threw three interCHARGERS 31, ceptions in his second career start RAIDERS 28 for the Vikings (2-4). The biggest problem for Detroit OAKLAND, Calif. — Branden Oliver scored on a 1-yard run with (4-2) was two more missed field 1:56 to play and San Diego spoiled goal attempts, through Matt Prater interim coach Tony Sparano’s Oak- did make one from 52 yards in his Lions debut. Detroit won at Minland debut. Philip Rivers threw three touch- nesota for only the second time in down passes and engineered the its last 17 trips. winning drive to give San Diego (5-1) its fifth straight win and send RAVENS 48, Oakland (0-5) to its 11th straight BUCCANEERS 17 loss. Rookie Derek Carr threw four TAMPA, Fla. — Joe Flacco touchdown passes for the Raid- threw for 306 yards and five ers and gave them a 28-21 lead touchdowns to help Baltimore on a 6-yard throw to Andre Hol- beat Tampa Bay. mes with 10:01 to play. But RivBaltimore (4-2) scored on ers answered with a pair of scoring six straight possessions to begin drives, and Carr’s pass was inter- the game, with Flacco throwing cepted by rookie Jason Verrett with touchdown passes on the first 1:13 to play. five. Torrey Smith caught the first Sparano took over for the fired two, and Kamar Aiken, Michael Dennis Allen. Campanaro and Steve Smith had the others as the Ravens rebounded from a road loss to IndianapoPANTHERS 37, lis. BENGALS 37, TIE Tampa Bay (1-5) was embarCINCINNATI — Cincinnati’s rassed for the second time in Mike Nugent missed a 36-yard six games under first-year coach field goal attempt on the final play Lovie Smith. The Bucs fell 56-14 of overtime, and the Bengals and at Atlanta on Sept. 18.

NFL Scoreboard Standings

Time of Possession 37:39 22:21

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

W 4 3 2 1

L 2 3 3 5

T Pct PF PA 0 .667 160 129 0 .500 118 126 0 .400 120 124 0 .167 96 158

4 3 2 0

2 3 4 6

0 .667 189 136 0 .500 132 120 0 .333 104 153 0 .000 81 185

3 4 3 3

1 2 2 3

1 .700 0 .667 0 .600 0 .500

5 4 2 0

1 1 3 5

0 .833 164 91 0 .800 147 104 0 .400 119 101 0 .000 79 134

134 113 164 97 134 115 124 139

NATIONAL CONFERENCE East Philadelphia Dallas N.Y. Giants Washington South Carolina New Orleans Atlanta Tampa Bay North Detroit Green Bay Chicago Minnesota West Arizona Seattle San Francisco St. Louis

5 5 3 1

1 1 3 5

0 .833 0 .833 0 .500 0 .167

183 165 133 132

132 126 138 166

3 2 2 1

2 3 4 5

1 .583 0 .400 0 .333 0 .167

141 132 164 120

157 141 170 204

4 4 3 2

2 2 3 4

0 .667 0 .667 0 .500 0 .333

116 82 161 130 143 144 104 143

4 3 3 1

1 2 2 3

0 .800 116 106 0 .600 133 113 0 .600 110 106 0 .250 84 119

Monday’s Game San Francisco at St. Louis, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 N.Y. Jets at New England, 4:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 Seattle at St. Louis, 9 a.m. Miami at Chicago, 9 a.m. Carolina at Green Bay, 9 a.m. Atlanta at Baltimore, 9 a.m. Tennessee at Washington, 9 a.m. Cleveland at Jacksonville, 9 a.m. Cincinnati at Indianapolis, 9 a.m. Minnesota at Buffalo, 9 a.m. New Orleans at Detroit, 9 a.m. Kansas City at San Diego, 12:05 p.m. Arizona at Oakland, 12:25 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 12:25 p.m. San Francisco at Denver, 4:30 p.m. Open: Philadelphia, Tampa Bay Monday, Oct. 20 Houston at Pittsburgh, 4:30 p.m. All Times ADT

Cardinals 30, Redskins 20 Was. Ari.

0 13 7 7

0 7—20 3 13—30

First Quarter Ari_Floyd 20 pass from Palmer (Catanzaro kick), 3:08. Second Quarter Was_Jackson 64 pass from Cousins (Forbath kick), 14:03. Was_FG Forbath 28, 8:20. Ari_Fitzgerald 24 pass from Palmer (Catanzaro kick), :31. Was_FG Forbath 43, :02. Third Quarter Ari_FG Catanzaro 33, 4:13. Fourth Quarter Ari_FG Catanzaro 49, 12:54. Ari_FG Catanzaro 37, 10:27. Was_Garcon 5 pass from Cousins (Forbath kick), 2:17. Ari_Johnson 28 interception return (Catanzaro kick), :18. A_61,139. Was Ari First downs 21 19 Total Net Yards 407 317 Rushes-yards 17-72 23-74 Passing 335 243 Punt Returns 1-12 3-37 Kickoff Returns 1-23 1-21 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 3-64 Comp-Att-Int 24-38-3 28-44-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 2-19 1-7 Punts 5-47.4 7-38.6 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-0 Penalties-Yards 6-62 14-108 Time of Possession 25:41 34:19 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING_Washington, Morris 13-41, Helu Jr. 3-26, Jackson 1-5. Arizona, Ellington 19-67, Taylor 3-10, Palmer 1-(minus 3). PASSING_Washington, Cousins 24-38-3-354. Arizona, Palmer 2844-0-250. RECEIVING_Washington, Reed 8-92, Roberts 5-55, Garcon 4-31, Jackson 3-115, Helu Jr. 2-40, Morris 1-14, Paul 1-7. Arizona, Fitzgerald 6-98, Ellington 6-26, Floyd 4-47, Jo.Brown 4-43, Carlson 4-14, Housler 2-15, Hughes 1-7, Taylor 1-0. MISSED FIELD GOALS_None.

Cowboys 30, Seahawks 23 Dal. Sea.

7 10 3 10—30 10 0 10 3—23

First Quarter Sea_FG Hauschka 33, 10:06. Sea_Morgan 25 blocked punt return (Hauschka kick), 7:13. Dal_Escobar 2 pass from Romo (Bailey kick), 2:34. Second Quarter Dal_FG Bailey 42, 5:15. Dal_Witten 3 pass from Romo (Bailey kick), :16. Third Quarter Sea_Wilson 9 run (Hauschka kick), 6:19. Sea_FG Hauschka 33, 3:20. Dal_FG Bailey 56, 1:04. Fourth Quarter Sea_FG Hauschka 48, 8:16. Dal_Murray 15 run (Bailey kick), 3:16. Dal_FG Bailey 31, 1:09. A_68,432. Dal Sea First downs 23 9 Total Net Yards 401 206 Rushes-yards 37-162 18-80 Passing 239 126 Punt Returns 2-0 0-0 Kickoff Returns 3-70 5-142 Interceptions Ret. 1-0 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 21-32-0 14-28-1 Sacked-Yards Lost 1-11 2-0 Punts 3-21.7 4-41.8 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 1-0 Penalties-Yards 6-46 9-58

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING_Dallas, Murray 29115, Randle 5-52, Romo 2-(minus 1), Dunbar 1-(minus 4). Seattle, Lynch 10-61, Wilson 2-12, Turbin 2-10, Harvin 3-(minus 1), Walters 1-(minus 2). PASSING_Dallas, Romo 21-32-0250. Seattle, Wilson 14-28-1-126. RECEIVING_Dallas, Murray 6-31, Bryant 4-63, Dunbar 4-48, Williams 2-70, Witten 2-24, Beasley 1-11, Escobar 1-2, Clutts 1-1. Seattle, Kearse 3-62, Harvin 3-0, Baldwin 2-32, Willson 2-11, Lockette 1-8, Helfet 1-7, Walters 1-5, Lynch 1-1. MISSED FIELD GOALS_None.

Bears 27, Falcons 13 Chi. Atl.

Chi Atl First downs 23 12 Total Net Yards 478 287 Rushes-yards 28-110 13-42 Passing 368 245 Punt Returns 2-(-1) 2-10 Kickoff Returns 2-35 3-44 Interceptions Ret. 1-0 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 26-38-0 19-37-1 Sacked-Yards Lost 3-13 4-26 Punts 5-40.2 5-43.6 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-0 Penalties-Yards 7-47 6-52 Time of Possession 36:15 23:45 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING_Chicago, Forte 1780, Carey 4-19, Cutler 5-11, Jeffery 2-0. Atlanta, S.Jackson 6-25, Rodgers 1-7, Freeman 2-5, Smith 2-5, Jones 1-1, Ryan 1-(minus 1). PASSING_Chicago, Cutler 26-380-381. Atlanta, Ryan 19-37-1-271. RECEIVING_Chicago, Forte 1077, Marshall 6-113, Jeffery 5-136, Bennett 4-52, Morgan 1-3. Atlanta, Jones 4-68, Smith 4-64, White 3-40, Toilolo 3-34, Freeman 2-26, Hester 1-23, Weems 1-14, Rodgers 1-2. MISSED FIELD GOALS_None.

Chargers 31, Raiders 28 SD Oak.


7 7

7 10—31 7 7—28

SD Oak First downs 24 17 Total Net Yards 423 396 Rushes-yards 33-116 20-114 Passing 307 282 Punt Returns 1-29 3-30 Kickoff Returns 0-0 3-85 Interceptions Ret. 1-0 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 22-35-0 18-34-1 Sacked-Yards Lost 1-6 0-0 Punts 3-47.7 4-41.3 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-0 Penalties-Yards 7-60 11-79 Time of Possession 37:02 22:58 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING_San Diego, Oliver 26-101, Rivers 5-13, R.Brown 2-2. Oakland, McFadden 14-80, Jones-Drew 4-30, Carr 1-2, Reece 1-2. PASSING_San Diego, Rivers 2234-0-313, Weddle 0-1-0-0. Oakland, Carr 18-34-1-282. RECEIVING_San Diego, Floyd 5-103, Green 4-60, Oliver 4-23, Allen 3-27, Gates 3-27, Royal 2-49, R.Brown 1-24. Oakland, J.Jones 5-56, Holmes 4-121, Butler 3-64, McFadden 2-6, Reece 1-11, Jones-Drew 1-10, D.Moore 1-9, Olawale 1-5. MISSED FIELD GOALS_Oakland, Janikowski 53 (WL).

Panthers 37, Bengals 37 Car. Cin.

7 3 14 10 3 —37 0 17 0 17 3 —37

First Quarter Car_Benjamin 3 pass from Newton (Gano kick), 5:45. Second Quarter Cin_Tate 5 pass from Dalton (Nugent kick), 14:21. Cin_Bernard 89 run (Nugent kick), 11:50. Car_FG Gano 39, 6:20. Cin_FG Nugent 44, :03. Third Quarter Car_Whittaker 4 run (Gano kick), 9:07. Car_Newton 12 run (Gano kick), 3:54. Fourth Quarter Cin_Sanu 34 pass from Dalton (Nugent kick), 11:38. Car_Olsen 13 pass from Newton (Gano kick), 4:50. Cin_Hill 3 run (Nugent kick), 4:32. Cin_FG Nugent 38, 2:11. Car_FG Gano 44, :00.

tough for us, but we told ourselves we’ve been going through this all year. Grinding up and down, not getting any easy pass, so we’re all so confident.” It was a rare postseason failure for the reliable San Francisco bullpen, which allowed Y

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First Quarter Atl_FG Bryant 52, 9:41. Second Quarter Chi_FG Gould 25, 14:47. Chi_Morgan 3 pass from Cutler (Gould kick), 5:59. Chi_FG Gould 28, :02. Third Quarter Atl_Smith 41 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 11:19. Atl_FG Bryant 54, 6:19. Chi_Forte 6 run (kick blocked), 5:06. Fourth Quarter Chi_Forte 9 run (Bennett pass from Cutler), 10:07. A_70,712.

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Overtime Cin_FG Nugent 42, 8:35. Car_FG Gano 36, 2:19. A_57,053. Car Cin First downs 29 29 Total Net Yards 431 513 Rushes-yards 34-147 31-193 Passing 284 320 Punt Returns 1-5 0-0 Kickoff Returns 6-134 2-126 Interceptions Ret. 2-88 1-31 Comp-Att-Int 29-46-1 33-43-2 Sacked-Yards Lost 0-0 1-3 Punts 1-38.0 1-42.0 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 8-60 13-119 Time of Possession 39:30 35:30 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING_Carolina, Newton 17107, Whittaker 9-25, Reaves 8-15. Cincinnati, Bernard 18-137, Dalton 4-25, Hill 8-22, Tate 1-9. PASSING_Carolina, Newton 2946-1-284. Cincinnati, Dalton 3343-2-323. RECEIVING_Carolina, Benjamin 7-49, Olsen 6-62, Avant 5-47, Cotchery 4-58, Whittaker 2-27, Bersin 2-13, B.Williams 1-16, Brown 1-8, Reaves 1-4. Cincinnati, Sanu 10-120, Gresham 6-68, Sanzenbacher 4-40, Tate 4-38, Bernard 4-20, Hill 4-13, Wright 1-24. MISSED FIELD GOALS_Carolina, Gano 38 (WR). Cincinnati, Nugent 36 (WR).

Patriots 37, Bills 22 NE Buf.

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Second Quarter NE_Wright 1 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 13:04. Buf_Woods 7 pass from Orton (Carpenter kick), 3:52. NE_FG Gostkowski 42, 1:43. NE_FG Gostkowski 53, :00. Third Quarter NE_Tyms 43 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 12:30. Buf_Jackson 1 run (Carpenter kick), 5:33. NE_FG Gostkowski 40, 3:08. Fourth Quarter NE_LaFell 18 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 8:42. Buf_Hogan 8 pass from Orton (Woods pass from Orton), 5:58. NE_LaFell 56 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 2:49. A_70,185. NE Buf First downs 22 19 Total Net Yards 396 336 Rushes-yards 27-50 23-68 Passing 346 268 Punt Returns 3-12 2-12 Kickoff Returns 2-29 2-52 Interceptions Ret. 1-0 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 27-37-0 24-38-1 Sacked-Yards Lost 2-15 5-31 Punts 4-46.5 5-49.8 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-2 Penalties-Yards 9-60 8-107 Time of Possession 30:20 29:40 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING_New England, Ridley 10-23, Bolden 6-10, Edelman 1-10, Vereen 5-4, Brady 4-3, Develin 1-0. Buffalo, Jackson 10-26, Dixon 7-23, Spiller 6-19. PASSING_New England, Brady 27-37-0-361. Buffalo, Orton 24-381-299. RECEIVING_New England, Edelman 9-91, Gronkowski 7-94, LaFell 4-97, Tyms 1-43, Hoomanawanui 1-15, Dobson 1-9, Ridley 1-6, Vereen 1-3, Develin 1-2, Wright 1-1. Buffalo, Woods 7-78, Chandler 6-105, Hogan 5-72, Jackson 4-17, Watkins 2-27. MISSED FIELD GOALS_New England, Gostkowski 36 (WL).

Packers 27, Dolphins 24 GB Mia.

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First Quarter GB_Nelson 9 pass from A.Rodgers (Crosby kick), 10:09. Mia_FG Sturgis 48, 8:15. Second Quarter GB_FG Crosby 43, 8:08. Third Quarter Mia_Landry 11 pass from Tannehill (Sturgis kick), 11:48. GB_Cobb 5 pass from A.Rodgers (Crosby kick), 3:44. Fourth Quarter Mia_Miller 5 run (Sturgis kick), 13:42. Mia_M.Wallace 5 pass from Tannehill (Sturgis kick), 9:13. GB_FG Crosby 30, 4:09. GB_Quarless 4 pass from A.Rodgers (Crosby kick), :03. A_70,875. GB Mia First downs 27 19 Total Net Yards 369 349 Rushes-yards 34-121 23-112 Passing 248 237 Punt Returns 2-41 0-0 Kickoff Returns 1-33 2-91 Interceptions Ret. 2-10 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 24-42-0 20-31-2 Sacked-Yards Lost 3-16 1-7 Punts 5-34.4 3-42.3 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-1 Penalties-Yards 4-44 5-25 Time of Possession 37:12 22:48 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING_Green Bay, Lacy 1440, A.Rodgers 7-34, Starks 8-31, Kuhn 4-15, Cobb 1-1. Miami, Miller 14-53, Tannehill 3-49, Moreno 6-10. PASSING_Green Bay, A.Rodgers 24-42-0-264. Miami, Tannehill 2031-2-244. RECEIVING_Green Bay, Nelson 9-107, D.Adams 6-77, Cobb 5-58, Quarless 2-11, Starks 2-11. Miami, Landry 6-75, M.Wallace 5-67, Miller 3-40, Clay 3-35, Damia.Williams 1-14, Moreno 1-8, Sims 1-5. MISSED FIELD GOALS_None.

Broncos 31, Jets 17 Den. N.Y.

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a home run in each of the final three innings. “They are the reason we’re in this situation, and you give (the Cardinals) credit,” manager Bruce Bochy said. “They threw out some good at-bats and we made a couple of mistakes and they took advantage of them.” The Giants made it 4-all when pinch-runner Matt Duffy dashed home from second base on a two-out wild pitch in the ninth. San Francisco wound up

NYJ_Amaro 2 pass from Smith (Folk kick), 4:16. Second Quarter Den_D.Thomas 1 pass from Manning (McManus kick), 5:50. Den_J.Thomas 22 pass from Manning (McManus kick), :27. Third Quarter Den_J.Thomas 4 pass from Manning (McManus kick), 8:08. NYJ_FG Folk 30, :36. Fourth Quarter NYJ_Decker 2 pass from Smith (Folk kick), 7:56. Den_Talib 22 interception return (McManus kick), :15. A_78,160. Den NYJ First downs 21 15 Total Net Yards 359 204 Rushes-yards 33-138 15-31 Passing 221 173 Punt Returns 0-0 4-18 Kickoff Returns 2-32 6-153 Interceptions Ret. 1-22 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 22-33-0 23-43-1 Sacked-Yards Lost 2-16 4-17 Punts 8-44.0 7-45.6 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 2-1 Penalties-Yards 11-101 2-9 Time of Possession 33:34 26:26 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING_Denver, Hillman 24100, Thompson 8-38, Manning 1-0. N.Y. Jets, Smith 2-11, Johnson 3-9, Ivory 8-7, B.Powell 2-4. PASSING_Denver, Manning 2233-0-237. N.Y. Jets, Smith 23-431-190. RECEIVING_Denver, D.Thomas 10-124, J.Thomas 4-51, Sanders 3-38, Hillman 3-16, Welker 1-8, Thompson 1-0. N.Y. Jets, Amaro 10-68, Decker 6-54, Cumberland 2-10, Salas 1-27, Ivory 1-14, Graham 1-11, Kerley 1-4, Johnson 1-2. MISSED FIELD GOALS_None.

Lions 17, Vikings 3 Det. Min.

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First Quarter Det_Riddick 9 pass from Stafford (Prater kick), 11:06. Second Quarter Det_FG Prater 52, :07. Fourth Quarter Det_Bell 1 run (Prater kick), 11:44. Min_FG Walsh 40, 4:53. A_52,213. Det Min First downs 18 15 Total Net Yards 255 212 Rushes-yards 28-100 18-69 Passing 155 143 Punt Returns 4-31 4-37 Kickoff Returns 0-0 2-29 Interceptions Ret. 3-22 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 19-33-0 23-37-3 Sacked-Yards Lost 4-30 8-45 Punts 7-48.7 7-42.3 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-0 Penalties-Yards 5-40 9-60 Time of Possession 32:21 27:39 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING_Detroit, Bell 18-74, Winn 5-16, Riddick 3-6, Collins 1-3, Stafford 1-1. Minnesota, McKinnon 11-40, Wright 1-21, Bridgewater 3-11, Patterson 1-2, Asiata 2-(minus 5). PASSING_Detroit, Stafford 19-330-185. Minnesota, Bridgewater 23-37-3-188. RECEIVING_Detroit, Tate 7-44, Riddick 5-75, Bell 2-23, Ebron 2-23, Fuller 2-12, Ross 1-8. Minnesota, McKinnon 6-42, Ford 4-37, Wright 4-17, Jennings 3-33, Charle.Johnson 2-22, Patterson 2-15, Asiata 1-18, Ellison 1-4. MISSED FIELD GOALS_Detroit, Prater 50 (WL), 44 (WL).

Browns 31, Steelers 10 Pit. Cle.

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First Quarter Pit_FG Suisham 20, 5:09. Second Quarter Cle_Crowell 5 run (Cundiff kick), 11:45. Cle_Cameron 51 pass from Hoyer (Cundiff kick), 9:35. Cle_Tate 8 run (Cundiff kick), 2:27. Third Quarter Cle_FG Cundiff 40, 3:23. Fourth Quarter Cle_Tate 1 run (Cundiff kick), 12:47. Pit_Moore 26 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick), 2:36. A_67,431. Pit Cle First downs 22 19 Total Net Yards 359 368 Rushes-yards 32-138 38-158 Passing 221 210 Punt Returns 4-11 2-7 Kickoff Returns 3-64 1-3 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 1-(-2) Comp-Att-Int 21-42-1 8-17-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 2-7 1-7 Punts 7-46.0 6-40.7 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 3-1 Penalties-Yards 6-42 6-60 Time of Possession 33:05 26:55 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING_Pittsburgh, Bell 18-82, Blount 8-27, Archer 3-24, Roethlisberger 1-7, Wing 1-0, A.Brown 1-(minus 2). Cleveland, Tate 2578, Crowell 11-77, Benjamin 1-3, Hoyer 1-0. PASSING_Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger 21-42-1-228. Cleveland, Hoyer 8-17-0-217. RECEIVING_Pittsburgh, A.Brown 7-118, Wheaton 4-33, Bell 4-23, Miller 2-19, J.Brown 2-9, Moore 1-26, Archer 1-0. Cleveland, Cameron 3-102, Austin 2-29, Benjamin 1-31, Dray 1-31, Gabriel 1-24. MISSED FIELD GOALS_None.

Titans 16, Jaguars 14 Jac. Ten.

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losing for just the second time in its last 14 postseason games. Seth Maness retired Pablo Sandoval on a comebacker with the bases loaded to end the top of the ninth, and got the win. Maness came on after closer Trevor Rosenthal couldn’t hold a one-run lead. Rosenthal’s pitch bounced off the glove off backup catcher Tony Cruz and Duffy, running on a full count, never broke stride and slid

Ten_Battle 1 run (Succop kick), 1:04. Third Quarter Ten_FG Succop 21, 8:52. Fourth Quarter Ten_FG Succop 42, 14:49. Jax_Harbor 20 pass from Bortles (Scobee kick), :37. A_69,143. Jax Ten First downs 27 14 Total Net Yards 379 290 Rushes-yards 23-82 24-70 Passing 297 220 Punt Returns 2-10 4-16 Kickoff Returns 1-25 1-50 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 1-34 Comp-Att-Int 32-46-1 17-28-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 6-39 3-13 Punts 6-47.7 5-49.8 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0 Penalties-Yards 6-35 5-48 Time of Possession 31:07 28:53 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING_Jacksonville, Bortles 5-38, D.Robinson 5-22, Johnson 10-21, Todman 3-1. Tennessee, Sankey 18-61, McCluster 2-6, Whitehurst 2-1, Battle 1-1, L.Washington 1-1. PASSING_Jacksonville, Bortles 32-46-1-336. Tennessee, Whitehurst 17-28-0-233. RECEIVING_Jacksonville, Shorts III 10-103, A.Robinson 8-68, Harbor 3-91, D.Robinson 3-14, Lee 2-26, Ta’ufo’ou 2-20, Hurns 2-18, Todman 1-0, Johnson 1-(minus 4). Tennessee, McCluster 6-52, Hunter 3-77, Walker 3-57, N.Washington 2-23, L.Washington 1-11, Sankey 1-7, Wright 1-6. MISSED FIELD GOALS_Jacksonville, Scobee 55 (BK).

Orioles 48, Buccaneers 17 Bal. TB

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First Quarter Bal_T.Smith 15 pass from Flacco (Tucker kick), 13:11. Bal_T.Smith 9 pass from Flacco (Tucker kick), 9:22. Bal_Aiken 17 pass from Flacco (Tucker kick), 5:00. Bal_Campanaro 19 pass from Flacco (Tucker kick), :01. Second Quarter Bal_Smith Sr. 56 pass from Flacco (Tucker kick), 13:57. Bal_FG Tucker 46, 8:41. Third Quarter TB_FG Murray 47, 10:50. TB_Evans 17 pass from Glennon (Murray kick), 5:46. Bal_Pierce 4 run (Tucker kick), :07. Fourth Quarter TB_Murphy Jr. 3 pass from Glennon (Murray kick), 12:19. Bal_FG Tucker 49, 7:53. A_60,041. Bal TB First downs 23 22 Total Net Yards 475 364 Rushes-yards 35-169 18-87 Passing 306 277 Punt Returns 2-15 1-7 Kickoff Returns 2-81 3-72 Interceptions Ret. 1-31 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 21-29-0 24-44-1 Sacked-Yards Lost 0-0 5-37 Punts 2-59.5 5-37.2 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0 Penalties-Yards 8-70 5-43 Time of Possession 32:14 27:46


INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING_Baltimore, Forsett 14- Y 111, Pierce 15-32, Taliaferro 2-29, T.Taylor 4-(minus 3). Tampa Bay, Martin 11-45, Rainey 7-42. PASSING_Baltimore, Flacco 2129-0-306. Tampa Bay, Glennon 24-44-1-314. RECEIVING_Baltimore, Smith Sr. 5-110, T.Smith 4-51, Daniels 2-34, Juszczyk 2-29, Campanaro 2-28, Aiken 2-20, Taliaferro 2-18, Gillmore 2-16. Tampa Bay, Murphy Jr. 7-72, Jackson 4-66, SeferianJenkins 4-58, Evans 4-55, Herron 2-31, Myers 2-29, Martin 1-3. MISSED FIELD GOALS_Baltimore, Tucker 64 (BK). Tampa Bay, Murray 45 (WR).

Eagles 27, Giants 0 N.Y. Phi.

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First Quarter Phi_FG Parkey 31, 10:55. Phi_Ertz 15 pass from Foles (Parkey kick), 3:56. Second Quarter Phi_Casey 26 pass from Foles (Parkey kick), 9:10. Phi_FG Parkey 45, 4:25. Third Quarter Phi_Sproles 15 run (Parkey kick), 5:26. A_69,596. NYG Phi First downs 12 24 Total Net Yards 253 448 Rushes-yards 23-85 36-203 Passing 168 245 Punt Returns 1-(-1) 4-57 Kickoff Returns 2-53 0-0 Interceptions Ret. 2-25 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 17-28-0 21-34-2 Sacked-Yards Lost 8-43 1-3 Punts 10-47.7 6-45.5 Fumbles-Lost 3-1 1-0 Penalties-Yards 10-74 3-25 Time of Possession 27:34 32:26 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING_N.Y. Giants, A.Williams 16-58, Hillis 5-24, Manning 2-3. Philadelphia, McCoy 22-149, Sproles 7-39, Burton 5-10, Foles 2-5. PASSING_N.Y. Giants, Manning 13-23-0-151, Nassib 4-5-0-60. Philadelphia, Foles 21-34-2-248. RECEIVING_N.Y. Giants, Randle 5-58, Hillis 3-28, Fells 2-40, Beckham Jr. 2-28, Cruz 2-16, Robinson 1-29, Donnell 1-6, Parker 1-6. Philadelphia, Cooper 5-59, J.Matthews 4-50, Celek 4-45, Ertz 3-47, Maclin 2-16, McCoy 2-5, Casey 1-26. MISSED FIELD GOALS_None.

home with the tying run. Molina bent over in pain after a swing and didn’t make it out of the batter’s box on a double-play ball in the sixth. Wincing, he gingerly walked off the field. Adams, whose three-run shot off Clayton Kershaw put St. Louis in front for good in their clinching playoff win over Dodgers, homered off Giants reliever Hunter Strickland.






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“We told people we would do that,” Begich said. In addition to removing dead fish from the water, Fish and Game will also be monitoring the drinking water near Soldotna Creek, though Dunker said the poison penetrates the soil to about 1 inch and isn’t a concern for nearby wells. “The primary health concern is actually to the people who are applying the rotenone,” Dunker said. In addition to applying the poison to East and West Mackey Lakes, Derks Lake and Union Lake this year, Fish and Game staff will monitor the degradation of the poison and continue netting underneath the winter ice, though no fish other than the northern pike are believed to be present in the lakes anymore. After biologists are sure the lakes are free of rotenone and invasive fish, they’ll move onto the next phase of the project, which is to begin rounding up native fish from the mainstem of Soldotna Creek, Tree Lake and Savena Lake. As researchers catch the Dolly Varden, steelhead, rainbow trout, lamprey, round white fish, salmon, stickleback and slimy sculpin still left in the Soldotna Creek drainage, they’ll transfer the fish into the four lakes being treated this year. “This will begin the process of restoring fish populations to the drainage,” said Fish and Game Regional Supervisor Tom Vania during a recent presentation to the Alaska Board of Fisheries. Then, in 2017, Fish and Game plans to treat the majority of Soldotna Creek and the two remaining lakes known to contain northern pike. “Some native fish will be killed in this section,” Vania said. Once the final treatment of rotenone has been applied, Fish and Game plans to breach a barrier between Derks Lake and the rest of the Soldotna Creek drainage, allowing the transplanted native fish back into the mainstem of Soldotna Creek and, eventually restoring the native fish populations of the entire drainage.

then run through the surrounding waters to help mix the poison deeper into the water column. As the rotenone spread through the lake, the occasional white-bellied fish floated to the surface, its body no longer able to process oxygen. The poison, rotenone, penetrates the fish’s body at a cellular level and makes it impossible for the fish to use oxygen it takes in, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. It isn’t just fish that are affected by the rotenone however, it’s any invertebrate. Invertebrates are animals that lack any internal or external bone skeleton. They vast majority of animal species on the planet are invertebrates and some of them, like insects, fall squarely into the category of fish food. “Invertebrates are one of the groups that’s hardest hit, particularly plankton,” said Fish and Game biologist Krissy Dunker, during a recent presentation to the Alaska Board of Fisheries. “Their populations can take between one and two years to fully recover.” Fish and Game researchers spent time studying the affects of the poison on invertebrate populations as part of the permitting process for the project. “We needed to ensure that there’s food and forage available for the fish that we’re putting back in (to the water),” Dunker told the board. Some results were encouraging, she said. “We did see, at Scout Lake, one year following the treatment ... we immediately that spring found tadpoles swimming in Scout Lake and it looked like the loons were feeding on them. We weren’t sure how that was going to play out, but we were encouraged by that.” Pawluk and Begich zipped around the lake in an aluminum boat, netting the fish as fast as they appeared in an effort to keep the smell of rotting fish to a minimum. There are large Reach Rashah McChesney houses dotting the shorelines of three of the four lakes Fish and at Game treated this year.

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as oil prices drop the ACES tax rate would have dropped quickly. At $90 per barrel, ACES would bring in about $3.08 billion. Under MAPA, revenues would be $3.22 billion, according to an analysis by the Revenue Department. Rodell said oil production on the Slope is also picking up after it had dropped off during the annual summer maintenance season for North Slope

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overturn Alaska’s ban. Earlier in the week, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear appeals from several states that were seeking to retain their bans on same-sex marriage. The move on Oct. 6 means that gay marriage is now effectively legal in about 30 states. But much of last week was marked by confusion as lower courts and states worked through when weddings can begin. On Tuesday, a federal appeals court in the West overturned marriage bans in Nevada and Idaho. On Thursday, West Virginia officials began issuing gay marriage licenses, and Kansas’ most populous county issued a marriage license Friday to a gay couple, believed to be the first such license in the state. Sunday’s ruling in Alaska came in a lawsuit brought by five gay couples who had asked the state to overturn a consti-

facilities. “You can see production picking up steam, and that’s comforting as well,” she said. What’s pushing down oil prices is more oil supply, particularly in the U.S., and lackluster demand for oil on world markets. The stronger U.S. dollar, which is the currency used for oil trading, is also a factor, Rodell said. As for the selling price of North Slope oil, Rodell said that more lighter-grade Bakken shale oil is showing up in California, and that is undercutting the market for Alaska on the west coast. trict for more than two decades. Now she volunteers during the event. Volunteer Bobbi Baldwin said the groups are placed in two categories. The intermediate groups are made up of seventh-grade students through high school seniors and the junior groups are in fourththrough sixth-grade, she said. Emilee Braun, Savannah Ley and Thomas Halliday, who made up the Nikiski Bulldogs team, were paired together because they had the same off periods. They agreed the competition was not too hard. The Violet Variables won the overall competition and the three members that made it to Soldotna Prep on Saturday were thrilled. The Variable’s fourth member Lucy Hankins was sick and could not attend, said member Kylie Mullaly. “It’s unbelievable,” said Variables member Nick Katsma. “I am so excited.” “I got a case of ‘the shakes,’” said Variables member Elsa O’Neill. “It is the second year Seward swept the competition.” O’Neill said during the test drive the cart started to turn and they though they were about to lose the competition. At the last moment the device corrected itself. “Now we think Nick is a sorcerer,” O’Neill said.

competition are judges’ choice, Bailey said. So even if a group does not receive many points, if they designed a creative device to accomplish their task, they also have the opportunity for recognition. The Long-Term Problem is only 75 percent of a team’s final score, Bailey said. The remaining 25 percent is from the Spontaneous Problem portion. Huddled in tight circles around the gym floor, each team was given five minutes to use only a straw, twist tie, note cards, a paper bag, paper clips and tongue depressors to build a “string” at least 20 inches long that was also able to pull a small weight. Wind Catcher team member Aleea Faulkner, from Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School, said even though her “string” broke while judge and competition organizer Karen Weston was testing the design, she was definitely planning to attend next year’s competition. Weston said the number of teams entering in the program each year are limited, because the competition has become so popular. The largest number of teams that ever competed in one year was 55, she said. Gail Moore was involved in organizing Mind Amazes for Reach Kelly Sullivan at kel18 years, and the competition ly.sullivan@peninsulaclarion. has been held for the entire dis- com.





tutional amendment approved by voters in 1998. The amendment defined marriage as being between one man and one woman. The lawsuit filed in May sought to bar enforcement of Alaska’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. It also called for barring enforcement of any state laws that refuse to recognize gay marriages legally performed in other states or countries or that prevent unmarried gay couples from marrying. Burgess heard arguments Friday afternoon and promised a quick decision. He released his 25-page decision Sunday afternoon. “Refusing the rights and responsibilities afforded by legal marriage sends the public a government-sponsored message that same-sex couples and their familial relationships do not warrant the status, benefits and dignity given to couples of the opposite sex,” Burgess wrote. “This Court finds that Alaska’s same-sex marriage laws violate the Due Process and

Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment because no state interest provides ‘excessively persuasive justification’ for the significant infringement of rights that they inflicted upon homosexual individuals,” he wrote. Gov. Sean Parnell said in a statement Sunday he was appealing to defend and uphold the law and the Alaska Constitution. “Although the district court today may have been bound by the recent 9th Circuit panel opinion, the status of that opinion and the law in general in this area is in flux,” he said. State lawyers were reviewing Burgess decision and working on the next steps to appeal. Joshua Decker, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska, said Alaska has no legal chance of prevailing at either the 9th Circuit Court or with the U.S. Supreme Court. “It’s really unfortunate the governor wants to continue to swim against the tide of history and try to perpetuate discrimi-

nation against Alaskans,” said Decker. “We’re disappointed but that’s not going to dampen our elation.” Hamby said the appeal was “ridiculous and futile.” He also called it misguided “because it continues to injure same-sex couples who love each other and just want to get married.” If the state does appeal to the 9th Circuit Court, chances of winning were slim since the federal appeals court already has ruled against Idaho and Nevada, which made similar arguments. Alaska voters in 1998 approved a state constitutional amendment defining marriage as being between one man and one woman. But in the past year, the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act that prevented legally married same-sex couples from receiving a range of federal benefits. Federal courts also have since struck down state constitutional bans in a number of states.







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Monday, October 13, 2014


Taking care of city business

Chance Percival

School board to meet The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. in the borough building at 148 N. Binkley Street in Soldotna (unless otherwise noted). For more information, call 907-714-8888 or visit The agenda and packet items are posted on Wednesday afternoon prior to the date of the Board meeting. Persons with disabilities who need accommodations to participate at the School Board meetings should contact Debbie Tressler at 907-7148836 or email no later than three business days before the meeting date. The board will meet: n Oct. 20; n Nov. 3; n Dec. 1; n Jan. 12; n Feb. 2; n March 2; n April 6; n May 4 (at Seward High School); n June 1; n June 2 (Board planning session).

Holidays and vacation days scheduled n Oct. 17 — End of first quarter, no school for students; n Oct. 30-31 — Parent-teacher conferences, no school for students; n Nov. 27-28 — Thanksgiving; n Dec. 19 — End of second quarter, no school for students; n Dec. 22-Jan. 2 — Winter vacation; n Jan. 19 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day; n Feb. 5-6 — Parent-teacher conferences, no school for students; n March 6 — End of third quarter, no school for students; n March 9-13 — Spring Break; n April 3 — Good Friday; n May 20 — Last day of school.

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Six times throughout the academic year, schools will meet the minimum day so that teachers may have approximately 90 minutes of additional time to work on improvement strategies. On these early release dates, schools will end 90 minutes earlier. Bus transportation will be adjusted by 90 minutes. Upcoming early release dates are: n Oct. 29; n Nov. 26; n Feb. 4; n March 27; n May 1.

Voice of Democracy, Patriot’s Pen scholarships available The Veterans of Foreign Wars Jerry V. Horn Memorial Post 10046 and the Ladies Auxiliary are sponsoring two scholarship programs. The Voice of Democracy program is for students in grades 9-12, including home-school students, and asks students to express their own original thoughts on the topic, “Why Veterans are Important to our Nation’s History and Future.” To enter, students must submit a 3-5 minute original essay on a CD or cassette tape. There should be no background music; clear enunciation of words is crucial. Students will be eligible for monetary awards of $1,000 for first place and $500 for second place. The winning entry will be forwarded to the state competition, where it will be eligible for additional prizes and a trip to Washington, D.C. The Patriot’s Pen essay competition is open to students in grades 6-8, including home-school students, and asks students to write a 300-400 word essay on the theme “Why I Appreciate America’s Veterans.” Local winners will receive $500 for first place and $250 for second place. The winning essay will be forwarded to the state competition, where it will be eligible for additional prizes and a trip to Washington, D.C. For official entry forms or more information, visit www., contact your school counselor, or call Rachel Jurco with the VFW Ladies Auxiliary at 262-1352. Entries must be submitted to VFW Post 10046, 134 N. Birch Street in Soldotna, no later than Nov. 1.

Career and tech training offered KPBSD Career and Tech Department is offering free after school academies to train students in the welding, construction and medical field. Listed below are our upcoming academies. Nikiski High School will be offering a welding academy beginning Jan. 6, running every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Students will be learning Oxy-Acetylene Cutting, torch safety and set up, cutting torch free hand, interpret welding symbols and much more. In January we will be offering a Personal Care Attendant (PCA) class that is limited to juniors and seniors only. This class will take place at the Workforce Development Center. Students will learn how to physically care for people. Students who are close to the age of 18 by May 2014 will receive a State Certificate after passing the exam. The class is limited to 12 students. Textbooks will be provided, however they are available to purchase for $35 if a student chooses to keep their book. There will be a mandatory meeting (dates and times to be announced). During this meeting class times will be set depending on student and instructor’s schedule. Any high school student is able to participate in any of our academies. If a student successfully completes the 60 hour academy they will receive a half practical art credit. To sign up students can see their counselor, call Debbie Pearson at 283-2145 or go to MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from “” claiming to be onestop.kpbsd.k12.Alaskaus/ See BRIEFS, page B-2

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Kenai school resource officer Alex Prins shows Cindy Hurst’s fifth grade class from Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science how police officers take fingerprints during a field trip to the Kenai Police Department on Monday in Kenai.

Students learn how to run Kenai for a day By DAN BALMER Peninsula Clarion

Future police officers, city council members and judges spent a day learning how Kenai city government works. Three classes from Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science traveled to Kenai City Hall on Oct. 6 and experienced working in a police station, courtroom and council chambers. By the end of the day, the students learned city business is more than just sitting in chairs that spin and banging a gavel. Fifth and sixth grade students from Julie Stephens’ class got the first chance to run a city council meeting. Kenai Mayor Pat Porter shared some insight on how a council operates. Then, the class, with their roles pre-assigned, took their seats and went through a customized agenda. Mayor Caden Fields directed the council through the agenda, with Porter behind him to assist in the procedural details. The mock council had two public hearings on the agenda – an ordinance to close the library and an ordinance that would extend physical education from two days to five days a week. A handful of students com-

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Kenai Mayor Pat Porter watches as Kaleidoscope students Issac Erwin, Caden Fields and Cloey Followell from Julie Stephen’s fifth and sixth grade class participate in a mock city council meeting on Monday at Kenai City Hall.

mented on each issue and spoke about the importance of the library to their learning. The students also spoke against extending P.E. for various reasons including how having gym everyday would be exhausting, to how it would cut into other activities like music and librarytime. Another student was concerned the school would have to pay the gym teacher more for the extra P.E. time. After hearing the public comments on both topics, the council discussed their opinion

before the vote. Council member Jacob Begich said he didn’t think P.E. should be extended because it’s important that students receive a balance of activities. Council member Jayla Conner said the library should stay open because it is vital for learning. Both ordinances failed. Fields said running the meeting was more difficult with an audience of parents watching then when students practiced in class. “It was interesting and fun

because I got to experience something I could do in the future,” Fields said. Fifth grader Joshua Tree said it was cool that the public could be part of the process and express their concerns to the council. “It’s nice the public has a voice and it’s not just the people representing that is making all the choices,” he said. The students also brought other issues to the council’s attention from sixth grade movSee CITY, page B-2

Board of Regents members’ terms expiring The 11-member University of Alaska Board of Regents manages the university’s property, land, and financial assets; sets tuition rates; appoints the university president; and governs the government and instruction of the university. Appointees to the board are selected by the governor and are subject to confirmation by the Legislature. Four Board of Regents seats will become available on Feb. 1, 2015. These seats are currently held by Regents Brady, Cowell, Jacobson and Wickersham. The seats are for eight years and there are no term limits. Anyone interested in more information about applying for a BOR appointment can do so by submitting an application at this website: . The Kenai Peninsula has had two regents since the University of Alaska was established in 1917: Leo Rhode (Homer) served from 1948-1955 and Robert Williams (Kenai) served from 1985-1993.

KRC Health Clinic sponsoring Fall Health Fair The KRC Health Fair has been scheduled from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1 in room 140 in KRC’s new Career and Technical Education Center. The event is organized to help people take advantage of the low cost blood tests and health screenings. General health education materials provided by a variety of vendors will be offered at the event and the Providence Hospital Mobile Mammogram Van is scheduled to

K enai P eninsula C ollege A round C ampus be available. Women interested in scheduling an appointment for their annual screening mammogram must pre-register prior to Nov. 1 by calling 1-888-458-3151 (toll free). Anyone planning on getting a blood panel drawn should be fasting to ensure the most accurate results for tests including cholesterol, triglyceride and glucose (blood sugar) levels. Typically a 12-hour fast is recommended and no liquids, other than water, should be consumed. Usually people taking medications on a regular basis can do so even while fasting, but this should be cleared with their physician. For more information, please contact Kathy Becher, KPC’s advanced nurse practitioner, at 262-0362 or e-mail kbecher@

Thousands of tree seedlings planted at KRC

program. UAA is one of 229 universities and colleges nationwide who are recognized for effectively managing campus trees in an effort to foster healthy forests.

Gearing up for Annual Halloween celebration KRC’s annual Halloween celebration will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31. The community is invited to attend and bring the kids for a fun and free afternoon of trick-or-treating in a warm, safe environment.As always, prizes will be awarded for best student costume and best decorated department. The KRC Student Union will be assisting trick-or-treaters by distributing maps that will provide directions to each participating departments.

High School Senior Tuition Scholarship app now available The 2015/2016 KPC High School Senior Tuition Scholarship application is now available. Recipients will have full-time tuition (up to 15 credits) waived for the fall and spring semesters of the 2015/2016 academic year. View the scholarship application at this link: or pick up a copy at the financial aid office (room 139N, KRC McLane commons). Applications are due by 5 p.m. on April 2, 2015. For more information, please contact, Kathi Overpeck, financial aid coordinator, at 262-0332.

In an effort to reclaim land that had been previously cleared, a team of KRC staff members, with help from a UAA Facilities crew, planted more than 2,000 spruce and birch tree seedlings on the former MAPTS fire training site (located one mile south of campus on the west side of College Road). This column is provided by Suzie KendThe trees were planted as part of the Ar- rick, Advancement Programs Manager at bor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA Kenai Peninsula College.









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ing over to the middle school, concerns about flooding and roundabouts to which Fields replied, “I will share that concern with Soldotna.” Stephens said the students were passionate in their public comments. The trip to city hall gave her class a great opportunity to learn about the public

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Funding for the Alaska Construction Academies comes from a grant from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development and The Alaska Department of Commerce and Economic Development.

Study offers tutoring The Study wants to wish everyone an amazing 20142015 school year. The Study is an accredited learning center that partners with the KPBSD, Home School Entities and Private Schools. We offer private tutoring in all subject matters — music including: voice, guitar and piano; courses for credit, including: algebra 1 and 2, Spanish, Alaska studies, geometry, high school art, as well as “all day” kindergarten and prek. The Study also offers a SAT Prep course. Check us out on the web at or call us at 907-262-6227.

STEAM Ahead Homeschool open The Challenger Learning Center is now accepting registration for the upcoming sessions. STEAM Ahead for up to a semester of science for grades K-8th. First session begins Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. Challenger is an approved direct pay vendor for IDEA and Connections. For more information: akchallenger. org, 907-283-2000, or summer.

Connections Dates to Remember: n Thursday — Math Tutoring at the Soldotna Office every Thursday 2:30-4 p.m. n Friday — Free Fly Tying Workshop! Soldotna Office from 2-3:30 p.m. n Oct. 22 — Soldotna Solid Rock Hay Maze from 1-3 p.m. n Oct. 28 — Scholastic Book Club Order Due n Oct. 30 — Homer Coastwalk 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. n Nov. 6 — Picture Retakes at Homer from 1-3 p.m. at Paul Banks Elementary School Gym n Nov. 13 — Pictures Retakes at Soldotna from 3-5 p.m. at Borough Building Assembly Room n Dec. 1 — My HomeR Art Submissions Due n Dec. 19 — Elk Lodge Americanism Contest Entries Due Free Fly Tying Workshops at Soldotna Office Oct. 10 from 2-3:30 p.m. Please come and join the Connections staff and local fly tying experts for a six week fly tying workshop. We welcome all ages and any homeschool student from any program. These workshops are designed for beginners to intermediate fly tying students. Connections will provide the fly tying materials, the tying vises, and professional instruction. Please come join us and share your fishing stories, network with other home school families and leave with a new skill. RSVP’s requested but not required. Hay Maze Soldotna Solid Rock Camp on Oct. 22 from 1-3 p.m. Looking outside, you can tell fall is in the air and it’s time for the annual Hay Maze at Solid Rock Bible Camp! Please join us Oct. 22 from 1-3 p.m. The cost is $5 per person. Please bundle up for this event; gloves, hats, warm layers and flashlights are encouraged. The Connections program will be providing hot dogs! We are looking forward to seeing all of you, and please feel free to bring a guest. If you have any questions, please contact the Soldotna office at 907-7148880 or email Reubin Payne at to RSVP or for more information. We look forward to seeing you at this fun annual event! Coastwalk on Oct. 30 from 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Love long walks on the beach? Hate to

process and understand that the public has a voice in government decisions, she said. After touring the police station, Joy Harper’s third and fourth grade class walked to the old courthouse in the legislative office building for Kenai Youth Court. Ginny Espenshade, Executive Director of Kenai Youth Court, gave a brief explanation of the judicial system. Prior to the field trip, Harper’s class discussed the book,

“Bully” by Patricia Polacco. Espenshade then assigned roles for the class to hold a mock trial with the characters from the book. Students were divided into judges, court clerks, prosecutors, defense attorneys, the defendant, the victim, witnesses and jurors. The class went through the court procedures and discussed all sides of the story from all parties involved. Espenshade said while the defendant should be held accountable for their

actions and there are consequences for bullying, there may be other factors to why someone acts out. Cindy Hurst’s fifth grade class toured the Kenai Police Department with school resourse officer Alex Prins. Inside the station the class visited the dispatch office where the calls come in and the fingerprint and evidence room. Prins showed the class how to take fingerprints and seal evidence of a crime to send to a

lab for testing. The class also visited the interrogation room where police officers interview suspects and witnesses to crimes and on the other side of the window are investigating officers that listen and take notes. Harper said the three classes are studying government and the field trip allowed the students to better understand the three branches of government, judicial, legislative and executive.

“The city council is the legislative branch that creates laws and the service the police department provides through the executive branch is enforcing the laws,” Harper said. “They get the realization that it isn’t as easy as it looks and there are procedures to follow. It’s not about a gavel and a robe, but enacting business on how to get things done.”

have your stroll in nature ruined by plastic, Styrofoam, and other garbage? Come join the annual Connections Coastwalk event with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies! After a quick introduction on the state of garbage in our oceans we’ll head to an “adopted” beach to clean up debris left by tides and visitors. Connections will then provide hot cocoa and hot lunch before heading to a workshop to create “art with trash”. See attached flyer with map and RSVP with Derek Bynagle at dbynagle@ or call the Homer office at 907-226-1880.

boys side Jonah Theisen finished with a runner up performance Redoubt Elementary and a personnel best, his brother Thursday – Fun Fest All stuJordan Theisen finished 6th and dents must have a signed perTravis Cooper finished 19th. mission slip turned in by noon the day of Fun Fest. Parents please make sure when signing Kenai Middle this permission slip to read the Congratulations to our Char- complete permission slip, we acter Counts winners for the have an added permission area week, Maxim Custodio and Jor- if your child will be allowed to dan Smith. jump in the Jump House. StuBasketball Intramurals are in dents will NOT be permitted to full swing. Girls are practicing enter the Jump House unless this from 2:30–4 p.m. this week. section is complete and signed Boys have practice from by a parent or guardian (no ac4–5:30 p.m. (Work on home- ceptations). work at the school from 2:30-4 Box Tops winners last week p.m.) were: Zach Ulrich, Chenoa Svec Mr. Fischer’s annual Hay and Hannah Butler. Keep those Maze trip is Thursday from Box Tops for education coming, 2:30–5:30 p.m. weekly drawings are held so Be sure to start collecting don’t forget to have your child your socks, hats, and gloves for put their name on the back of the SOCKTOBER event that be- each Box Top. gins Oct.20 through the 24. The School fundraiser — Great advisory class that collects the American Opportunities Fall most will earn a pizza party so Fundraiser started Sept. 30, be sure to ask your family and packets and information were friends for help! Let’s Sock it to sent home with students. ComPoverty at KMS! pleted order forms and money are due back by Tuesday. TB testing will be conducted Mountain View on Oct. 20. Testing will be for Elementary all Kindergarten students and The PTA “Believe Kids” those students who are new to fundraiser orders need to be the district. This test involves a needle prick just under the skin turned in on Monday. There will be a PTA meeting and results will be read on Oct. on Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. in the 23. If you would like to be with your child during the testing, or staff lounge. The Site Council will be would like to schedule the test meeting on Thursday at 4 p.m. for another time, please contact Nurse Iris, at 260-4300. in the library. Thursday — Earthquake Picture retakes are scheduled for Oct. 24. Students needing Drill The Kenai Peninsula Borto have their picture retaken ough School District will parwill need to return the original ticipate in the 3nd annual Great packet. This is also the time for Alaska ShakeOut “Drop, Cover, students who were absent on the and Hold On” earthquake drill original picture day to have their at 10:16 a.m. Redoubt Staff and Students will be taking part in picture taken. Parent-teacher conference this district wide DRILL. Tuesday — PTA Meeting at forms were sent home on Friday. 5 p.m. in the staff lounge. Child Please return forms to school care will be available. with your preference for a conference time by Oct, 20. The Library will be holding Skyview Middle a book fair Oct. 27-31 during Events this Week! school hours and parent-teacher Tuesday — Band/Choir/ conferences. If you would like to volunteer to help with the Drumline Concert at Skyview book fair please call the office at Middle School Gym at 7 p.m. Intramural Basketball 283-8600. Schedule this week — Boys have early practice from 2:304:15 p.m. Girls have mandaNikiski Middle-High tory study hall during the boys’ n Tuesday — High School practice. Girls practice will end Volleyball at Homer C Team at at 5:40 p.m. Information on class and 3 p.m., JV at 5 p.m., Varsity at sports fees — Being the end 6 p.m. of the quarter we ask that all n Wednesday — PSAT n Thursday — Wrestling at students and parents check on Power School to see if there Glennallen Scramble n Friday — Volleyball at are any outstanding fees. StuCordova; Wrestling at Valdez dents may also ask their elective teacher or come to the ofThrowdown in Snowtown Kenai Peninsula College and fice to check on their fees. For those students participating in Career Fair The College and Career Fair basketball intramurals the parwill take place on Oct. 21 at the ticipation fee is $30 and this fee Soldotna Sports Center. This is was due Friday. If you do have a great opportunity to meet rep- outstanding fees all or part of resentatives from over 50 col- the sports fee will be applied leges. Any High School Junior to the outstanding fee first. or Senior interested in attending Any questions, please call Mrs. should contact Ms. G, Mr. Wertz Kircher at 260-2500. Please Mark your Calendar! or Mrs. Carstens in the Counseling office to sign up and get pa- Parent-Teacher Conferences at perwork. Spaces are limited so Skyview Middle School will be one day only on3 October 30. sign up today. Conference times are scheduled. Please contact the school Nikiski North Star if you have any questions.

ences on the 30 and 31. Conferences are scheduled on Thursday between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m., and on Friday from 8:15 a.m. to noon. Please make arrangements to attend these very important visits with the teachers. The Book Fair is coming on Oct. 27 through Oct. 31. We will have a huge variety of books for all reading levels. Come to the library and let the kids find some “just right” new books. Picture Retakes for SOEL will be Oct. 23. Earthquake Drill is scheduled for this Thursday at 10:16 a.m. Early Release Day is on October 29. Students will be dismissed at 1:55 p.m. No afternoon class for Mrs. Cannava’s pre-schoolers that day. Gymnastics is being offered to all 5th and 6th graders and is beginning on Oct. 22. The participation fee is $15. Please make checks payable to SOEL. Space is limited for this activity, so please return those permissions slips soon. If you journey down the intermediate hallway, you will behold some beautiful art pieces. There are landform power points which include pictures and definitions of landforms. Very informative, and I love the photos the kids selected for this project. Also, check out those symmetry masks. Very cool! Mrs. Baktuit’s students have made animal pictures using Autumn leaves, and they are amazing. There are hummingbirds, fish, cats, etc. With the help of our District Art Specialist, Debbie Harris, the students from Mrs. Davis’s class have made some amazing projects. Last week they talked about art that contained animals pictured in their natural habitats. The children picked an animal and decided what its habitat would be. It was a challenge following the 3D pop-up habitat instructions, but they did a fine job. Come and see what they’ve created.

Prince: Jesse Boze, Sophomore Princess: Drewe Zeek, Sophomore Prince: Wade Rosin, Freshmen Princess: Tre Rybak , Freshmen Prince: Maddie Kindred. The next dance will be the Halloween Dance which is scheduled for Oct. 29. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Student Council meeting was held Sept. 23 and the following students were elected as representatives for the District: Budget Review: Ali Dusek, Heath Curriculum: Taylor Gilmore, Instructional Materials: Chloe Kincaid, Wellness Advisory: Olivia Hutchings. The Library Media Center is open until 5 p.m. Monday – Friday and most Saturdays 8-11:30 a.m. Tutoring is available. If you would like your student to take a bus home at 4:15 p.m (Monday through Friday only) please contact Tamra Wear at 260.7036 or twear@ to talk about route availability. Note: there are NO buses running yet at the 4:15 p.m. time slot.

IDEA Home-school IDEA Homeschool ‘s school year is in full swing! There are several outings planned for families! n Wednesday — PSAT for those who preregistered n Friday — Join IDEA families at the hay tunnel at Solid Rock Bible Camp. Sign ups are in the office n Oct. 21 — College Fair at Soldotna Regional Sports Complex n Oct. 23 — A special workshop for high school students at the Soldotna Library. n Oct. 29 — School House Rocks Live in Anchorage. Want more information on events? Look IDEA up Want more information on homeschooling? Look up IDEA on the website or come into the office to speak with a contact teacher today!

Kaleidoscope School Of Arts and Science n Monday — 4 p.m. APC Meeting in the library n Tuesday— 3 p.m. Celebration of Learning in the gym for the 3rd and 4th grade multi-age classes n Saturday — 9:30 a.m. New to Kaleidoscope Parent Information meeting in the Library. This is for all families who have not yet attended an Informational Meeting, even if you are still on our wait list or new to our upcoming lottery. Reminders The Life Skill we are focusing on this week is Common Sense: To use good judgment. The lost and found is quite full! Please look through the items at the south entrance to see if any belong to your child. The office has items other than clothing. Don’t forget to check the Kaleidoscope website for the calendar of events, office newsletters, lunch menu, APC and PTA updates, etc. Volunteer training is now online! If you would like to volunteer at Kaleidoscope or on a Study Trip, you will need to complete an online district background check and complete volunteer training. Go to wpmu/volunteers. The background check can take up to a week to be approved. Please call the office by 2:30 p.m. if you need to make a change to your child’s after school plan 283-0804.

Kenai Central High n Monday the KCHS academic banquet will be taking place at 6 p.m. n Thursday — there will be a KCHS Band Concert at 7 p.m. n Friday — Volleyball plays Homer game times are 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.; The KCHS swim-dive team is at Palmer n Saturday — Volleyball will play ACS game times are 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Congratulations to KCHS cross country team the girls placed 3rd at state while the boys place 5th. Allie Ostrander successfully defended her 4A state cross country championship while also setting a state record, also on the girls side Riana Boonstra finished 9th, Addison Gibson placed 22nd and Ithaca Bergholtz finished in 26th. On the


Many thanks go out to the Nikiski Firefighters who helped our students learn about fire safety last week. On Thursday our school will participate in the Great Alaska Shakeout drill at 10:16 a.m. Also on Thursday, we will be having our end of the quarter assembly in the afternoon. Plan now to attend our annual Fall Carnival on Oct. 25. This event will be held from 1–4 p.m. at the school. There will be lots of games, food and family friendly activities. Volunteers are always needed and if you would like to help out, please contact a PTA board member or call the office at 776-2600 for more information. Please remember to send your child to school with the appropriate warm winter gear for outside recess. C




Soldotna Elementary Congratulations to Lily Rodgers for winning the box top drawing last week. Lily received a fruit bar for submitting those box tops for our school. Please continue to send those box tops in as they are a great benefit to the students here. Pajama Day will be Oct. 24. Please mark your calendars now. Mrs. Kvamme’s 6th graders are manning the School Store every Wednesday morning before school starts. Kids can purchase pencils, pens, folders, whatever basic school supplies they might need. Thank you 6th graders for your good work. No school on Oct. 30 and 31. That’s right, no school on Halloween Day. However, we will have Parent/Teacher confer-

Soldotna High Green Club at Sohi will kick off the first ever school-wide recycling program this week. Students helped to start the program and will participate in other sustainability projects this year through the club. On Wednesday they will have everything set up. The Kenai Peninsula College and Career Fair is taking place on Oct. 21 . At least 43 career schools, colleges, and universities from throughout the state and the Lower 48 will be in attendance. Admission to the event is free and SoHi’s slot time is designated for 10-11 a.m.. Contact the school counselors for more information. SoHi’s Financial Aid Information Night is taking place on Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. in the SoHi library. Parents of juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend. Come learn about the various types of financial aid and how your student can receive money to pay for college or career school. Dinner will be provided. We would love to see you there! Contact Emily Knight at 907-260-7083 for more information. On Oct. 22, the University of Alaska Anchorage will be hosting an Application Day at Soldotna High School. Seniors will be given the opportunity to apply to UAA using a fee deferral process. Students that apply will be given a free t-shirt! Contact Emily Knight at emily. for more information. Homecoming events were held during the week of Sept. 22-27. Seniors ended up winning the spirit competition held that week with sophomores taking second, freshmen third and juniors fourth. Congratulations to our Royalty Court: Senior Queen: Paige Reid Senior King: Tim Duke, Senior Princess: Savannah Cartwright, Senior Prince: Ty Fenton, Junior Princess: Daisy Nelson, Junior

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Soldotna Prep Native Youth Leadership Club in room 10 from 2:15-3 p.m. Wednesday. Training for Teens Against Tobacco Use will be on Friday. For more information contact Nurse Evie at SoPrep. Parent-teacher conferences will be on Oct. 30 from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4-7:30 p.m. in the gym.

Tustumena Elementary n Thursday — Picture Retakes n Oct. 20-24 — Spirit week: Oct. 20 Hat day, Oct. 21 Twin Day, Oct. 22 PJ Day, Oct. 23 Crazy Hair Day, Oct. 24 Sports Day n Oct. 21 — PTO Meeting at 4 p.m. n Oct. 21 and 22 — Lynx Track Activity n Oct. 27-31 — Red Ribbon Week n Oct. 27 — Site Council Meeting at 4 p.m. n Oct. 29 — Pumpkin Carving Contest; Parade at 1:15 p.m.; Early Release, 2:05 p.m. n Oct. 30 and 31 — Parent Teacher Conferences n Oct. 31 —Trunk or Treat from 5-7 p.m.; Halloween Carnival, 6-8 p.m.

Wings Christian Academy Volleyball season has started at Wings Christian Academy! The Eagles had their first game against World Harvest Christian School on Friday. Results will be posted in next week’s article. This week, Wings will be travelling up to Anchorage to play against the North Anchorage Disciples on Friday at 1 p.m. The PSAT will be this week on Saturday. The students are testing at Wings Christian Academy at 9 a.m. and will take approximately 3 hours. It costs $14 per student and No. #2 pencils are required. The rest of the school is in the middle of testing as well, as the end of the 1st quarter is coming closer. Students are encouraged to get a good night’s rest and eat a healthy breakfast. For those who are able to make it, the Honor Roll field trip will be on Oct. 23 and students will be going to the Hay Tunnel at Solid Rock Bible Camp. Don’t give up! You can do it! Next Oct. 20 is an Inservice Day for Wings Christian Academy. School will resume on Oct. 21. Don’t forget your PE clothes! Last week, Abel Newbern and Charisma Watkins won the “Cleanest Desk of the Week” Award. Good job! Also, Valerie Cázares and Zane James have made it into the One Thousand’s Club! This means they have made ten 100’s on their tests. Wonderful! More students will follow in the next week and will be awarded for their achievement. Keep it up!





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Under the general direction of the residential appraisal manager, or designee, this position performs real property inspections within the Kenai Peninsula boundaries, conducts field surveys, and assists in the valuation (assessment) process. Salary is $23.34/hr. Recruitment period closes 10/17/14. For complete job description, including minimum qualifications, and to apply, go to: default.cfm

This position works hand in hand with individuals experiencing developmental disabilities. As a support staff you will assist them with daily living skills in their own home to ensure they are safe, respected, mentored and having fun. Daily activities may include fishing, hiking and outdoor sports. Your main job is to create opportunities for consumers to be active members of our community. Qualifications, Education and Experience Required: High School Diploma or Equivalent. Must be 21 years of age and submit to a background check and drug screening. Must also have a clean driving record, current auto insurance and be able to transport consumers in your own vehicle.


We have Full-time and Part-time schedules available. For a complete job description and application please visit Please return application packet to Frontier Community Services 43335 K-Beach Rd Suite #36 Soldotna, AK 99669 Or email to


General Employment

with experience in operating and maintaining all aspects of the business. Must have marketing experience. Must have a college degree. Must be fluent in Greek. Must be able to write in Greek. Pay level depends on level of experience. Please contact us by phone at (907)283-2222 or via email at

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Appraisal Technician - Temporary Kenai Peninsula Borough:

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

Position open at our family- owned and operated Greek Restaurant. Seeking Assistant-Manager

Responsibilities: provide community and staff training and education. Recruit, train and oversee agency volunteers. Assist with agency events. Develop and maintain agency's social media components. Experience in public relations, social media development, education instruction, program assessment, and public speaking. Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills. Proficient with various software applications. Ability to work with diverse population, work independently, model direct-communication and non-violent behavior. Resume, cover letter and references to Executive Director, The LeeShore Center, 325 S. Spruce St., Kenai, AK 99611 by October 15, 2014. EOE.


DIRECT SERVICE ADVOCATE Transitional Living Center Part-Time Organized, energetic and creative person to positively assist women and children residing in transitional / supportive housing. Excellent understanding of or working experience in domestic violence/sexual assault, and related victim issues. Must promote and model non-violent behavior, empowerment philosophy, positive parenting and direct communication. HS diploma or equivalent required, degree in related field preferred. Valid driver's license required. Resume, cover letter and three references to Executive Director, The LeeShore Center, 325 S. Spruce St., Kenai, AK 99611 by October 26, 2014. EOE.


2 Office Logistic Coordinator Fast paced; action driven duties. Requires excellent communication and organizational skills. Call (9O7)262-3557.


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.

General Employment Join the Clarion Newspaper Team!

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

8am- 5pm, Monday-Friday. 150 Trading Bay Rd. in Kenai. The Peninsula Clarion is an E.O.E

To place an ad call 907-283-7551


By bringing together medical, dental, and behavioral health services, PCHS offers highquality, coordinated care for the entire family. PCHS has Full-time hire position for

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Accounting Supervisor Charge Nurse Custodian Certified Medical Assistant Clinical Applications Coordinator


PCHS has Part-time hire position for

Specialty Dental Office seeking a part time receptionist/sterilization tech to join our team! Fast paced and busy work. Must be organized and enjoy working with kids. Experience with computers and working in the dental field is preferred.

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

DOE Drop off resumes: 36275 Kenai Spur Suite 1 or fax (907)260-5447

PCHS is an equal opportunity employer.


Healthcare Central Peninsula Hospital is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Part-Time Eligibility Technician

Cook, Full Time at Heritage Place- High school diploma or GED is required. Institutional or restaurant cooking experience strongly preferred. Food Handler's card within 30 days of hire. Night Monitor/Cook, Per Diem at Serenity House- High school diploma or GED is required. CPH offers an excellent benefit package including major medical, dental/ vision insurance, educational assistance, retirement planning, and many other great advantages.

Responsible for conducting interviews and ongoing case management to determine eligibility for childcare subsidies. Qualifications: HS diploma or GED, understanding of and ability to apply state, federal, and internal regulations and procedures. Strong organization and mathematical skills, data entry ability, excellent communication and decision making skills, ability to work with diverse population, work independently and as a team. Resume, cover letter and references to Executive Director, The LeeShore Center, 325 S. Spruce St., Kenai, AK 99611 by October 17, 2014. EOE.

Office & Clerical

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


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

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

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General Employment BUILDING MAINTENANCE PERSON 15hr/ wk. Maintain grounds, repairs, janitorial tasks, painting units, $12- $15. DOE. Apply in Person Monday- Thursday 8am- noon. Northwood Apts. 190 W. Park Ave. Soldotna

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Autos Classic/Custom Financing Motorcycles Parts & Accessories Rentals Repair & Services Sport Utilities, 4x4 Suburbans/Vans/ Buses Trucks Trucks: Commercial Trucks: Heavy Duty Trailers Vehicles Wanted

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

Alaskan Dream.

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


Multiple Dwelling


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. KENAI 3-Bedroom, 2-Bath, 1,020sq.ft., garage, 610 Ponderosa St. $185,000. (907)953-9648

Apartments, Furnished 1-KASILOF QUIET Waterfront cabins. Furnished, Dish, WIFI, washer/dryer. Pets OK. $550. + Seasonal. (907)398-6620 1-LARGE ROOM FULLY FURNISHED Soldotna, quiet setting, includes utilities. (907)394-2543.

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.


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

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.

3-Bedroom, 2-bath, K-beach area home, over 2200ft, 1.23 acres. 2200+ square foot home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car garage,shed, two story addition with second living room and downstairs family room. Located just off K-beach in a desirable, K-beach elementary school location. Energy upgrades made from 3 star to 4 star. Motivated sellers. (907)252-1960

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

Retail/Commercial Space

Apartments, Unfurnished


Real Estate For Sale

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

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

Apartments, Unfurnished Brunswick Apts. Soldotna. 1-bedroom, $580., 2-bedroom $630., Storage, Washer/dryer on premises. (907)252-9634, (907)262-7986. No AHFC. Application outside 340 Apt. 5. EXCELLENT OCEAN VIEW! Bay Arm Apartments, Kenai. Accepting applications for studio apartment, utilities included. $25. nonrefundable application fee. No pets. (907)283-4405.

DOWNTOWN Soldotna on the river. 2-bedroom, 1-bath, Seasonal/ Permanent, furnished/ unfurnished, NO pets/ NO smoking. Credit/ background checks. $895., (907)252-7110 EFFICIENCY APT. Killer view $450./ month. Plus utilities Clam Gulch Mile 118 (907)260-2092. 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 OCEAN FRONT Cabin, furnished, 1-bedroom, 1-bath, full kitchen, Satellite TV. No smoking/ pets. $800/ Month utilities included plus deposit. (907)262-5561.

2014 24FT. x 8.5FT Enclosed Trailer / Car Hauler 10,400 GVW. Trailer has side door & 30in.x30in. side window. Clean title in hand. Trailer is lightly used, in excellent shape. $9,800. Call (907)299-7252 or email

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NIKISKI Holt Lamplight. 3-bedroom, 2-bath, home. Washer/dryer, partially furnished. $1,100. plus utilities. No pets/ no smoking. Deposit required. (907)776-6544

HOT WATER HEATER. Ariston 4-gal. $100. Call Jerry (907)252-2128

Birds Cats Dogs Horses Livestock Livestock Supplies Pet Services Pet Supplies

Recreation Aircrafts & Parts All-Terrain Vehicles Archery Bicycles Boat Supplies/Parts Boats & Sail Boats Boats Charter Boats Commercial Campers/Travel Trailers Fishing Guns Hunting Guide Service Kayaks Lodging Marine Motor Homes/RVs Snow Mobiles Sporting Goods

NIKISKI New home, 3-bedroom, 2-bath, garage, walking distance to Nikiski Rec. Center. Indoor pool & ice rink. $1,345. per month. Leave message (907)776-3325 SOLDOTNA/ Endicott Executive home, River front, furnished 3-bedroom, 3-bath, appliances included, long term lease, $2,200. (907)252-7110



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We are not alone. There’s a wonderful world around us. Full of fascinating places. Interesting people. Amazing cultures. Important challenges. But sadly, our kids are not getting the chance to learn about their world. When surveys show that half of America’s youth cannot locate India or Iraq on a map, then we have to wonder what they do know about their world. That’s why we created It’s part of a free National Geographic-led campaign to give your kids the power of global knowledge. Go there today and help them succeed tomorrow. Start with our free parent and teacher action kits. And let your kids begin the adventure of a lifetime.

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WINTER MASSAGE Relaxation. Buy one, get one free. (907)741-0800, (907)398-8896

Lots For Rent LAND FOR LEASE 2- 4 Sections with gravel pad, fenced & secure. (907)283-3335 or email us at

Office Space Office Space for Lease. 744sq.ft. Secure office space available for lease, $700. per month plus utilities. Great parking and customer entrance. (907)283-3335 or email us at

Rooms For Rent KASILOF $400/ month, utilities included. Daily/ weekly/ monthly rates. (907)260-9006. 3x5_PSA_generic_V2_BW.pdf 6/26/2008 8:31:22 AM


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Homes 1-BEDROOM Small house 5 minutes Soldotna, 10 minutes Kenai. Utilities paid, cable available. Short or long term rental. Immaculate! (907)262-7881


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they seem to have lost touch with the real world. They no longer have compassion or respect for people who must live with less, or who are not as well-educated as they are. This includes my husband and me. We feel like we no longer fit into their world. It has become hard for us to have any relationship with them. How can I make them see that Abigail Van Buren money and status are not the only things in this world, and that they should show more compassion to others? — IN TOUCH WITH THE WORLD IN OHIO DEAR IN TOUCH: You have my sympathy, but the lessons you would like to teach your adult children are ones they should have learned during childhood. Sometimes people who are “nouveau riche” try to forget their humble beginnings by avoiding the people who knew them when they were regular folks. It couldn’t hurt to remind your DEAR ABBY: I am a mother of three grown chil- offspring that money and status can be lost as dren who all have successful careers. The problem is quickly as they were earned, but family is supposed

DEAR ABBY: I have a wonderful daughter who is a perfect mother and wife. The problem is, she’s in her 40s and dresses really inappropriately, sometimes wearing skirts and shorts so short they barely cover her bottom. She’s also very voluptuous and always shows cleavage. When she goes out for the evening, she shows practically everything. She takes lots of photographs with her family, and in all of them she’s so exposed that sometimes when she gives me prints, I have to add magic marker so she looks more modest. She is a sweet person who is loved by everyone, so I don’t know how to handle this. Please help me. — COVERED UP IN OAKLAND, CALIF. DEAR COVERED UP: You say your daughter is a perfect mother and wife in her 40s. She may display her assets because it has been a winning combination for her so far or because her husband likes it. The time is long past when you should tell her what or what not to wear, even if you are wellmeaning. The best advice I can offer is to continue wielding your magic marker and pray for colder weather.

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HHHH Be sensitive to what is happening behind the scenes. You understand the forces at work better than the majority of people. An animated discussion regarding finances could occur. There is no right or wrong, but different styles will be questioned. Tonight: Speak your mind. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH You might consider what needs to happen in order to get past the issue at hand. Anger could be close to the surface, and if you are not careful, you could be reactive to a partner or others in general. Tonight: Opt for togetherness. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHH You might be compelled to complete a project, but a sense of profound irritation could get the best of you. You tend to come from a very serious perspective. Juggle what is going on, and allow others to participate. You will get finished faster. Tonight: Out with friends. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHHYou might want to crank down the high energy, flirtatiousness and the wittiness for now. It seems as if others might not be in the same jovial and upbeat mood. Maintain a sense of humor, and the results will be better. Tonight: Catch up on what you need to do. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHHH You could be busy dealing with a personal matter. Listen to what you are hearing, and follow through on what is important. Your creativity will solve an issue and also add some levity to the moment. The older the day gets, the better you feel. Tonight: So what if it is Monday?

Cut in material but not in cost Dear Readers: Here is this week’s Sound Off, about the price of towels: “Why is it that when buying goodquality towels, the hand towel or washcloth to match is not far behind the price of the bath towel? It makes no sense, as three or four hand towels could be made out of the amount of material in a bath towel, and certainly several washcloths.” — JoAnne B. in New York It does not seem to make sense, but what you really are paying for is the labor, not the material. So, if you sew, buy an extra bath towel and make several hand and face towels on the cheap. — Heloise Fast Facts Dear Readers: Mary, via email, sent other uses for plastic kennel replacement trays: * Put under oily or rusty tools. * Use as jigsaw-puzzle boards. The lip keeps the puzzle from sliding off the table. * Contain small toys, and use as a play area for kids. * Use as under-bed storage. * Place in mudrooms or porches to hold muddy or dirty shoes. — Heloise Bandage wrap Dear Heloise: I had two knee replacements a month apart and had to keep the bandage dry for two weeks after each surgery. I used self-sticking plastic wrap, and it worked perfectly. Kept the bandage dry as a bone, and it was easy to put on. — B.J., via email


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HHHHH You might want to explore your options. Others see you in a very favorable light. Your imagination could shine a light on a potential new relationship that might not have existed if you were looking at the possibility at a different time. Tonight: All smiles as you treat a pal to dinner. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHH You could feel as if someone is raining on your parade, and you more than likely are right. You will assume the part of the observer — not the one making the decisions. Roles will reverse later in the day, which is when you will be much more upbeat. Tonight: As you like it. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHHEmphasize what is positive in your immediate environment. You won’t want to distance any friends at the moment. You will see that negative feelings will pass. Take some time to yourself, whether that means going for a walk or off on an adventure. Tonight: Downtime. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH People usually don’t enjoy having additional responsibilities dumped on them, but you’ll step up to the plate anyway. Pressure could build and cause you to be slightly more in touch with your needs. Try to say “no” more often. Tonight: Focus on your long-term goals. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH Your imagination travels to lands where others might not be able to reach. Your ability to manifest long-term goals comes from this ability to see the trees from the forest. A child or new friend could be extremely irritating. Make peace, not war. Tonight: Out late. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

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Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Gemini if born before 7:30 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Cancer. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Oct. 13, 2014: This year you could manifest a dream. Be sure that what you go for is what you really want; otherwise, you might have a problem. Review your goals every few months to make sure they are valid. If you are single, do not commit to the first person who comes by. Think about your choices, because there will be options. If you are attached, the two of you cement your bond by incorporating more of the qualities you desire into your relationship. Acceptance of each other happens naturally. CANCER could play a very important role in your life. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH You’ll express your feelings and thoughts, while others seem to be short-tempered and unusually curt. You could have some difficulty dealing with a partner or loved one. The issue likely will be finances. Be as open as possible about a suggestion. Tonight: Happily head home. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHHYou might be spending your time trying to get everyone on the same page. Know when that is impossible. You could be tired of having to explain your every thought. You are likely to discover that you have a feisty associate on your hands. Tonight: Catch up on a friend’s news. GEMINI (May 21-June 20)






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Peninsula Clarion, October 13, 2014  

October 13, 2014 edition of the Peninsula Clarion

Peninsula Clarion, October 13, 2014  

October 13, 2014 edition of the Peninsula Clarion