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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014 Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
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In the news Kenai Peninsula registration brown bear hunt closed The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will close registration brown bear hunt RB300 in Kenai Peninsula Game Management Units 7 and 15 by emergency order at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, according to a release issued Monday. According to Fish and Game, the 2014 Peninsulawide management objective is not to exceed 70 humancaused brown bear mortalities, including no more than 17 adult sows. Currently, the total reported number of human-caused mortalities for 2014 is 67 bears, including seven adult sows. Fish and Game says human-caused brown bear mortalities unrelated to hunting, including road kills, bears killed in defense of life or property, and animals taken illegally by poachers, historically occur on the Peninsula through October and, to a lesser extent, into November. The hunting season is being closed to avoid exceeding the management cap. For more information, contact Jeff Selinger at 907-2602905 or e-mail jeff.selinger@ alaska.gov. — Staff report
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Candidates make push as early voting starts By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press
Sullivan at a town hall meeting at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center in Kenai Saturday. Kenai District Attorney Scot Leaders and the Director of the Alaska State Troopers Col. James Cockrell attended the meeting, organized by local state legislators, to answer questions and listen to the public to help search for answers. “You have the attention of the highest echelons of public safety,” Parnell said. Sen. Peter Micciche, RSoldotna, organized the meeting as a way to collect a list of action items from to the community that lawmakers and law enforcement can use to better address the problem. “Nobody wants to turn people that have a drug problem into criminals until they cross that line and that line has been crossed when they invade our homes and make us feel at
JUNEAU — The candidates in Alaska’s hotly contested U.S. Senate race began their final push as early voting in the state began Monday. Democratic Sen. Mark Begich cast his ballot Monday in Anchorage. His campaign has been urging Alaskans to vote early and Democrats held early voting events around the state. Begich also announced a new round of ads defending his work as mayor of Anchorage, a job he held before his election, which Mike Anderson, a spokesman for the senator’s GOP rival, Dan Sullivan, called an attempt to rewrite history. Meanwhile, Sullivan, fresh off a visit to rural Alaska communities, was scheduled to be in Homer and Anchor Point, ahead of a candidate forum Tuesday in Soldotna. The forum is one of six remaining debates or forums that both have agreed to attend ahead of the Nov. 4 election. The race is being closely watched because it could help decide control of the Senate. Republicans want to gain six seats nationally and see Begich as vulnerable. Sullivan has shown a fundraising prowess, bringing in $2.8 million to Begich’s $1.9 million during the latest quarter, while Democrats have focused attention on a ground game that includes 90 paid staff, with
See CRIME, page A-7
See PUSH, page A-7
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion
A kayaker paddles down the Kenai River Sunday in an area where the Funny River wildfire burned several thousand acres near Skilak Lake.
Residents heard on crime issues Governor, top trooper, DA listen to drug, burglary concerns By DAN BALMER Peninsula Clarion
Like so many of her neighbors over the years, Nikiski resident Heidi Hatch has been a victim of theft. In 2004, Hatch attended a court hearing for the man arrested in the burglary of her home and watched helplessly as the district attorney cut the man a deal. To add insult to injury, the defendant pointed his finger at Hatch like he was shooting at her, she said. “The man who robbed me called me from Wildwood and threatened my family,” she said. “Criminals bully victims. That’s how they get their way.” Hatch attended a town hall meeting Saturday on the topic of the recent rise of drug-related burglaries and shared a common concern of many in her area: how can law enforcement support citizens from possible
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Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, writes action items on a board while District Attorney Scot Leaders leads a discussion during a town hall meeting on burglary and drug-related crime at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center on Saturday in Kenai.
retaliation from convicted felons? Community members that have cried for justice as a result
of a spree of drug-related thefts in the last few months had the ear of Gov. Sean Parnell and candidate for Lt. Gov. Dan
Malaspina rescues one from sinking landing craft By JAMES BROOKS Morris News Service-Alaska/ Juneau Empire
The Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Malaspina picked up an extra passenger in the waters off Vancouver Island on Saturday morning. According to accounts from Marine Highway spokesman Jeremy Woodrow and Lt. Cmdr. Desmond James of the Royal Canadian Navy, the
Malaspina rescued one of three people aboard a landing craft that overturned off the town of Campbell River. “They were able to rescue one of the crewmembers from the water,” Woodrow said. The other two people are missing and presumed dead. According to the Canadian Forces’ Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Victoria, British Columbia, the 67-foot landing craft was about three
miles north of Campbell River, in Discovery Passage on the east side of Vancouver Island, when its three-man crew sent a distress call about 2:45 a.m. Pacific Time. Less than five minutes later, the landing craft sank about a half-mile from shore. The Malaspina, sailing from Bellingham, Washington to Alaska, was nearby and responded to the distress call. “The ferry picked up one
person using their fast boat,” Lt. Cmdr. Jones said. “That person was transported to the Canadian Coast Guard lifeboat Cape Palmerston and to shore.” Emergency responders on shore lit the shoreline with car headlights to guide any other survivors while a Canadian Forces helicopter and other boats conducted an unsuccessful at-sea search. According to an account in Victoria’s Times-Colonist
newspaper, police plan a dive to learn the cause of the sinking. This isn’t the first time the Malaspina has been involved in a dramatic rescue. In June 2011, the Malaspina was a mile outside Skagway when people on board heard cries for help from a hiker who had fallen off a steep cliff and into chilly Taiya Inlet. In 1998, the Malaspina’s crew used one of the ship’s small boats to rescue two overturned kayakers stuck in Auke Bay.
Wide coalition forms to oppose marijuana legalization By TIM BRADNER Morris News Service-Alaska/ Alaska Journal of Commerce
Alaska employers should brace for problems if a ballot proposition legalizing marijuana sales and use is approved in the November state general election, critics of the measure say. Ballot Measure 2, legalizing marijuana, is similar to a Colorado measure passed in 2012 that is now causing big prob-
lems in the state. Like several states, Alaska already has a law allowing medical use of marijuana and personal use and cultivation has been legal since a 1975 state Supreme Court ruling that household possession was protected by a constitutional right to privacy, but a Colorado-type law would sharply increase access to the drug. Alaskans have twice voted against legalization, first in 1990 and again in 2004, both
times with 55 percent opposed. In addition to business organizations that have come out against Ballot Measure 2, it is being opposed by Alaska Native regional and village corporations, various law enforcement and medical organizations and the Alaska Conference of Mayors. Employers worry this will exacerbate drug-screening problems affecting their ability to hire and expose them to litigation that could undermine C
company drug-prohibition policies. Supporters of the ballot proposition who point to backing from some individual groups of parents, members of both political parties and former law enforcement officers, say concerns on this and other issues are overblown. “Marijuana is already here. Approximately 15 to 18 percent of Alaskans now smoke marijuana in the privacy of their homes and away from chil-
dren. The typical user is not an 18-year-old stoner,” said Bruce Schulte, an Anchorage architect who spoke for the proposition at an Anchorage Chamber of Commerce debate Oct. 13. Many have doubts about this, however, from the experience of Colorado and Washington state, two states that legalized recreational marijuana sales and use in 2012. That includes Colorado people who voted for the proposal. See OPPOSE, page A-7
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Monday’s Stocks Company Final Change Agrium Inc............... 83.84 +1.05 Alaska Air Group...... 46.22 +1.52 ACS...........................1.41 +0.04 Apache Corp........... 72.93 +0.33 AT&T........................ 34.28 +0.20 Baker Hughes.......... 52.65 -0.48 BP ............................41.16 -0.28 Chevron................... 111.49 -0.31 ConocoPhillips......... 68.83 +0.75 ExxonMobil...............91.77 +0.56 1st Natl. Bank AK...1,700.00 +25.00 GCI...........................11.04 +0.20 Halliburton............... 52.92 +0.32 Harley-Davidson...... 58.38 -0.25 Home Depot.............91.85 +1.61 McDonald’s...............91.59 +0.55 Safeway................... 33.94 +0.25 Schlumberger.......... 94.60 +0.63 Tesoro...................... 65.43 +5.05 Walmart................... 75.14 +1.04 Wells Fargo.............. 49.18 +0.49
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Dinosaur footprint thief ordered to pay SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man who pleaded guilty in the theft of a priceless fossilized dinosaur footprint that’s never been recovered was sentenced Monday to a year of probation and ordered to pay $15,000 in restitution. Jared Ehlers, 35, in February pried a piece of sandstone with an ancient three-toed dinosaur track from a trail for off-road vehicles near Moab in southeastern Utah, federal prosecutors say. Authorities believe he got nervous after being questioned in the case and dumped the print — thought to be up to 190 million years old — into the Colorado River. In court Monday, the Moab man told U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball he regretted pulling up the 150-pound piece of sandstone. “I don’t have a lot to say,” Ehlers said. “I’m just extremely sorry for a horrible decision that I made.” Ehlers will serve half his sentence under house arrest. He also will have a felony conviction on his record and be barred from possessing guns. That requirement is significant for Ehlers, who enjoys hunting with his two sons, his attorney Tara Isaacson said. C
Park trail searched for cultural artifacts By JENNIFER KAY Associated Press
EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla.— Archaeologists are poking through the muck under a boardwalk in Everglades National Park, looking for evidence of a prehistoric culture. National Park Service archaeologists are sampling sediment, sucking up mud and water about 10 feet deep with an aluminum tube and then dumping the contents over a screen. When the pond was dredged in 1968 after a record drought, a park ranger noticed hundreds of artifacts, including bone pieces sharpened into tools or weapons, atop a debris pile. The items were collected and the ranger’s notes were catalogued, but the site never was excavated. Archaeologists have returned because the park service wants to replace part of the wooden boardwalk along the Anhinga Trail. The boardwalk allows tourists to experience the landscape without wading through water or stumbling upon alligators. More than four decades ago, the ranger also found stingray tails, shark teeth and scales from other marine life that would not be found in a freshwater pond, said Margo Schwadron, the park service archaeologist leading the survey. “It’s unique in the sense that it’s a submerged site. We don’t have very many of those in Florida and in this area at all. That is why it’s special,” said Penny Del Bene, the park’s chief of cultural resources. Schwadron hopes the dredging 46 years ago didn’t destroy a prehistoric cultural site. Based on what the ranger found in 1968, the artifacts hidden potentially thousands of years could be significant to understanding how people lived in the Everglades, she
said. “There’s no written record. The only thing we can find is archaeological data and get that and preserve that,” Schwadron said. The work began Friday. As of Monday, archaeologists sifting through the sediment samples with their hands have found burnt pieces of wood, bone fragments and shells, but little else. The items were put into plastic bags filled with yellow-brown water to keep them from drying out before they can be examined in a lab for evidence of human alteration, like cuts or drilled holes. The painstaking work is made more difficult by the watery work site, which has no clear boundaries in an area well-trafficked by tourists and wildlife. “We have no idea what we’re hitting until we bring it up,” Schwadron said. The site is near a slough that has been a target for Everglades restoration efforts. State and federal officials consult with Florida’s tribes on how to preserve artifacts or cultural sites affected by restoration projects in the park and on state lands. The location of those sites is often kept secret to prevent looting; anyone who finds an artifact is urged to report its location and leave it undisturbed. Tourists are warned that anything dropped into the Everglades is more than likely gone for good, but the flowing waters and annual dry seasons sometimes reveal lost treasures. A hunter participating in the state-sanctioned python hunt last year found a halfmelted gold pendant that may have belonged to someone aboard a commercial airliner that crashed in the swamps decades ago. Follow Jennifer Kay on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ jnkay.
Peninsula Clarion, Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Obituary Scott Alan Arbelovsky Scott Arbelovsky, a kind man who loved family above all else, passed away Friday, October 17, 2014 in Wasilla, Alaska from a heart attack. He had recently celebrated his 55th birthday. Scott was born on September 26, 1959 in Neillsville, Wisconsin to Frank and Ardith Arbelovsky. He was thoughtful and sensitive, qualities he shared with his mother. He was also a gentleman who could fix anything, just like his father. He grew up in Kenai and graduated from Kenai Central High School in 1978, and later moved to Wasilla where he lived with the love of his life, Rizz, until the time of his death. Scott is remembered most for his huge heart, and unending kindness. His hobbies included building model planes and trains, camping with family and friends, and cheering for the Green Bay Packers (despite having married into a family full of Vikings fans). He loved to grill, but would never reveal his secret BBQ sauce recipe — perhaps his only selfish act. Scott and Rizz were married on a beach in Maui, in 2000. The years they spent together were the happiest of their lives, and their love and affection was a source of strength and inspiration for those around them. Scott’s house was welcoming, noisy, and full of activity. He took extreme pride and joy in his three grandsons, and was the center of his large family. There are few people who touch so many lives. Scott and Rizz opened their home to family and friends, and he was a strong role model to all those who considered him as a father or uncle. We will remember his devotion to his family, and how Scott was the type of person we all wanted to be more like. And we will root for the Packers. Because that’s what Scott would have wanted. Mourning the loss of his life is his wife of 14 years, Rizalyn (Rizz) Arbelovsky; sons Michael Foglia, Joe Foglia, and Charlie Foglia (wife Evette, and Scott’s beloved grandchildren Jaciyah, Dante, Lorenzo); Scott’s parents, Frank and Ardith Arbelovsky; brother Steve Arbelovsky (wife Betsy); sister Sue Brogan (husband Mick); brother Stacy Arbelovsky; brother-in-law Rommel Macasu (wife Rhea); sister-in-law Myra Macasu; brother-in-law Alex Macasu; nephew Chris Arbelovsky (wife Larissa); niece Stephanie Queen (husband Jamie, daughter Ryan and son Garrett); nephew Casey Brogan (wife Kirsten and daughter Beatrix); niece Micaela Maguire (husband Shane, daughter Genevive, and sons Declan and Byron); niece and nephew Amber and Cody Arbelovsky; nephews and niece RJ, Jayvin and Camille Macasu; nephews Rhett and Jamell Macasu; and Nathan, Chris and Jordan Curren. Extended family from the Lower 48 and friends from Kenai, Wasilla and the North Slope where Scott worked are also feeling the loss of his passing. A service will be held in Kenai, Alaska on Sunday, October 26, 2 p.m., at the Kenai Senior Center. In lieu of flowers, an account has been set up with Wells Fargo to help pay for Scott’s grandchildren’s college education, any questions please call 907-740-0794.
Former state GOP chair Slade dead at 78 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tom Slade, who led the Republican Party of Florida as Jeb Bush and the GOP rose to power, died Monday after being hospitalized last week for heart failure, according to a statement released by a family spokeswoman. He was 78. Slade led the party from 1993 to 1999, a period in which Bush lost a 1994 election to Gov. Lawton Chiles, Republicans took over the Legislature and Bush won the governorship in 1998. The governor’s mansion, House, Senate and Cabinet were all controlled by Democrats when Slade took over the party. Republicans have been firmly in control since. “Tom Slade set the Republican Party of Florida on an extraordinarily successful path that is still yielding results today,” Bush said in a statement. “Tom built a state party that is second to none, and this historical era of Republican electoral triumphs and policy achievements is rooted in the work and legacy of Tom Slade.” Slade was known for his sense of humor and toughness. He could be very blunt. “You don’t always get it right as a candidate, and I can tell you from experience that Tom Slade certainly let you know when you didn’t!” Bush said. “Tom also had a huge heart, a larger than life personality and a truly wonderful sense of humor. He was a blast to be around.” Slade’s political career began when he was elected to the state House in 1962. He was elected to the Senate in 1966. He unsuccessfully ran for the GOP’s national chairmanship in 1999 and later started Tidewater Consulting, a lobbying and political consulting firm.
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Around the Peninsula
Fall Bazaar and Bake Sale
Nikiski Senior In Home Services Fall Bazaar and Bake Sale, will be held Friday, Oct, 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. AmVets hold monthly meeting to 5 p.m. Rental is $10 a day per table, vendor reservations are AmVets Post 4, the AmVets Auxiliary and the AmVets Sons being accepted. More information call Laurajean at 776-7586. will hold their monthly meeting this Tuesday. The ladies meet at 6 p.m. and the men at 7 p.m. The major topic of discussion will Celebrate Octoberfest in Soldotna be on expenditures for the new building that must be made. AMOur Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church is hosting an VETS Post 4 is located in the Red Diamond Center on K-Beach. Octoberfest on Oct. 24-25 at 222 West Redoubt Avenue, SolFor information please call 262-3540. dotna. The activities begin on Oct. 24 with a carnival at the Redemptorist Center from 5-9 p.m., and Oct. 25 from 1-5 p.m. Teen Judo club season under way Dance and Activities are Oct. 24 at O’Neill Hall on campus from The Sterling Judo Club has started a new season. Those who 6 p.m., all high school students are invited, $10 admission fee for are interested in joining and are ages 13 and up may register dinner/activities. Quilt Bingo will feature 25 quilts this year with at any time. The Sterling Judo Club meets every Tuesday and the event at Fireweed Fellowship Hall on campus on Oct. 24, Thursday, at Sterling Elementary, from 6-8 p.m. Contact Bob doors open at 6 p.m., games start at 6:30 p.m. Food is available Brink at 907-242-9330 or email@example.com. Information at all venues. Octoberfest dinner is Oct. 25 at Fireweed, begincan also be found on the Sterling Judo Club’s Facebook Page. ning at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call the church office at 262-5542.
Cooperative Extension offers high tunnel workshop
Are you considering joining the many folks who are using high tunnels for crop production? If so, there is a free class coming up for new producers. The Cooperative Extension Service and the NRCS are teaming up to teach what it takes to apply for the NRCS program, construction considerations from snow load to irrigation, soil and nutrient management, IPM and pest control and recordkeeping. This free workshop will be taught via distance delivery and in person at the Homer and Kenai campuses starting October 23. Space is limited and registration is required. To register call 235-7743 in Homer or 262-5824 in the central peninsula.
View the eclipse at Soldotna Creek Park Andy Veh, an Associate Professor for Physics, Math, and Astronomy at Kenai Peninsula College, will be at Soldotna Creek Park on Thursday, October 23. A partial solar eclipse starts at 11:51 a.m. and it reaches its maximum of about 60 percent from Alaska at around 1 p.m. It commences at 2:27 p.m. Telescope with solar filters will be on hand to view the eclipse safely.
Local author discusses memoir Local author Dave Atcheson will discuss his memoir “Dead Reckoning, Navigating a Life on the Last Frontier, Courting Tragedy on its High Seas” on October 23 at 6 p.m. at Kenai Peninsula College, Kenai River Campus Resident Hall, Multi-purpose Room. Sponsored by KRC Student Union and River City Books. Free and open to the public.
Safe driver class scheduled An AARP Safe Driver class will be offered Saturday, Oct. 25 starting at 9 a.m. at the Sterling Senior Center. The class is open to drivers of all ages. Class participants may be eligible to have points taken off their license or a discount on insurance. For more information, call 262-4629.
Trapping and snaring orientation classes scheduled The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will hold its 2014 trapping orientation class and snaring seminar on Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Refuge Environmental Education Center on Ski Hill Road in Soldotna. It is mandatory for anyone wishing to trap on the Refuge, to attend at least one Refuge trapping orientation. Attending the snaring seminar allows trappers exclusively using snares an extended trap check requirement (from every 4 days to every 7 days) in areas of the Refuge within Alaska Game Management Units 15A and 15B-West. Trappers who have previously attended the orientation or snaring seminar do not need to re-attend; however, all Refuge trappers are welcome. Starting Oct. 20, trapping permits for the 2014-15 season will be available at the Refuge Headquarters on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. For additional information, please contact the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge office during regular business hours at 907-262-7021.
Ninilchik Community Library hosts author The Ninilchik Community Library is hosting a book signing with author Jennifer Bernard. Jennifer Bernard is the bestselling author of the Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel Series. Join Us on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 2-5pm at the Ninilchik Community Library. For more information, please call the library at 567-3333.
Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse to elect officers The Cook Inlet Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse will hold its annual meeting at 2 p.m. on Oct. 29 in the Kenai office at 10200 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai. The purpose of the annual meeting is to elect the board officers. Anyone who is interested is invited to attend. For more information, call 283-3658.
Mile 25.5 Kenai Spur Highway. Call 907-242-9477. • Alcoholics Anonymous Nini“Speaking of Solutions” group at chik support group at United Today Central Peninsula Hospital, Re- Methodist Church, 15811 Ster 8 a.m. ling Highway, Ninilchik. Call 907 • Alcoholics Anonymous As doubt Room, Soldotna. 567-3574. Bill Sees It Group, 11312 Ke- 7 p.m. nai Spur Highway Unit 71 (Old • Lost & Found Grief Self Help Group at Christ Lutheran Carrs Mall). Call 398-9440. Church, 128 Soldotna Ave. For 10:30 a.m. • Take Off Pounds Sensibly, more information, call 907-420for all ages, meets at the Kenai 3979. Senior Center. For more infor- 8 p.m. • Narcotics Anonymous Supmation call 907-283-3451. port Group “It works” at URS Noon • Alcoholics Anonymous re- Club, 11312 Kenai Spur Highcovery group at 11312 Kenai way, Unit 71, Kenai. Spur Highway Suite 71 in the • AA North Roaders Group old Carrs Mall in Kenai. Call Step and Traditions Study at North Star Methodist Church, 262-1917. • Kenai Bridge Club plays party bridge at the Kenai Senior Center. Call 907-252-9330 or 907-283-7609. 1 p.m. • Free Seated Zumba Gold at the Kenai Senior Center. New participants, active older adults, and chair-bound or limited mobility participants are encouraged. 6 p.m. • Weight Watchers, Woodruef Building, 155 Smith Way, Soldotna. Doors open at 5:15; joining members should arrive by 5:30; Getting Started session for newcomers at 6:30. Call 907262-4892. • ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network) meets in Old Town Kenai. Contact Niki at 394-9166 for directions. Kids are welcome at this potluck type event. 6:30 p.m. • Narcotics Anonymous
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ceeding to the next step in its process toward developing a mine at its Bokan Mountain/Dotson Ridge property on the southeast coast of Prince of Wales Island should be viewed positively — despite coming at a difficult time for the rare earth element mining sector. This past week, Ucore announced that it’s requesting proposals from entities interested in conducting a bankable feasibility study of Ucore’s Bokan project. Bankable feasibility studies give banks and other potential lenders and investors a detailed view of a potential project’s mechanics and prospects. A positive BFS can open doors to the financing needed to proceed further toward constructing mine. In announcing the request for proposals, Ucore CEO Jim McKenzie allowed that the rare earth element sector is in a “market down cycle.” This is true. Prices for REEs as a group have dropped since 2011. Earlier this month, McKenzie told Seeking Alpha analyst Ben KramerMiller that he believes the price declines have resulted from the stockpiling of REEs that occurred after China, the current primary producer of REEs, was considering banning the export of REEs from China. The other factor noted by McKenzie is continued weakness in the Chinese, European and U.S. economies that make the most use of products and processes that use REEs. The result has been a drop in the share prices of mineral exploration companies like Ucore — and established producers like Molycorp — that are involved in rare earth elements. A look at the stock-price charts of Ucore and others is to realize the intestinal fortitude of whatever long-term investors there are in this sector. Fortunately, and despite less-than-optimal access to operating capital, Ucore was able to conduct a summer exploration drilling project this past summer that could add to the estimates of types and amounts of the resources present at Bokan. Ucore also has provided information about its research into the mineral separation process with University of Alaska Fairbanks and the State of Alaska, according to Kramer-Miller’s write-up of an interview with McKenzie, Ucore COO Ken Collison, and Vice President of Business Development Mark MacDonald. Speaking of the State of Alaska, it is squarely in Ucore’s corner at this point. The state Legislature earlier this year approved the potential for the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to provide $145 million in financing for the Bokan project. That would come in handy, should the project reach the final stages of development. That’s not a sure thing, but McKenzie is voicing optimism, as he believes his company will be able to take advantage of a future rise in REE prices. The company’s move toward conducting the bankable feasibility study is evidence that it believes its long-term situation is positive. That’s good news for southern Southeast Alaska, which stands to potentially benefit from a successful mining operation in this region. The road ahead might be long, but even lengthy journeys are completed this way — one step at a time. — Ketchikan Daily News, Oct. 20
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By GARRY TRUDEAU
Parnell has gasline on the right track I’ve been involved in state politics for 14 years, and I have to say, the progress the Legislature and Governor Parnell have made together in the last 2 years is a real highlight. We’re farther than ever getting a big gasline built. I’ve never seen all the necessary parties aligned like they are today. They’re spending money, committing hundreds of millions more, signing agreements, running field programs, and applying for federal permits. Alaska, this is real work, not just a pipedream. This is reliable, affordable gas to Alaskans — and gas to overseas markets, putting revenue into our state treasury. Along with moving forward on this big line, Governor Parnell worked with the Legislature to create AGDC — Alaska’s very own gas development company. AGDC represents Alaskans’ interests in the big pipeline, but they’re also geared up to take over and do a pipeline themselves, if need be. I appreciate Gov. Parnell’s work with us on creating AGDC, and ensuring accountability and transparency to Alaskans. Governor Parnell’s administration settled a long-time standoff over Pt. Thomson, and now more than a thousand Alaskans are working there. This work will be the foundation for a natural gas pipeline. Our local Cook Inlet industry is absolutely booming. I love driving down the North Road and seeing the new shops and businesses — these are our neighbors find-
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Walker failed to understand the basic economics related to putting a complex LNG deal together. You need a chain of contracts, from the resource to the market. He started with the market — where the buyers want the lowest price for Alaska’s gas, while the state wants the highest price for its resources. Why he aligned with those wanting the lowest price for Alaska’s gas, I’ll never understand. I’m glad he was never successful; his gasline made about as much sense as grain silos in Valdez or a fish processing plant in Anchorage. His gasline, had it been built, would have drained the North Slope of gas that was critical in producing the oil that has fueled our economy and filled our treasury. It was too soon, too big. We’re making sure the project going ahead today is right-sized. I trust voters to look carefully for the substance when they hear Walker’s fast talk. I don’t think you’ll find much but empty slogans and big promises. I’ll be supporting Governor Parnell on Nov. 4. He’s worked with members of the Legislature and myself to truly advance Alaska’s interests. Work on a gasline, on oil taxes, on Cook Inlet reform, and on Pt Thomson is putting thousands of Alaskans to work. This is the route I choose for Alaska — moving forward. Let’s stay the course.
ing opportunity in the revived Cook Inlet oil and gas business. Governor Parnell supported Rep. Mike Hawker and myself on the Cook Inlet Recovery Act, which drove this renaissance right in our backyard. Bill Walker threatens all this — if nothing else, because of his tendency to sue when he doesn’t get his way; his lack of concrete plans; his inability to bring parties together; and his flip-flops when it comes to what he may or may not do if elected. Walker has been lobbying for a gasline to Valdez for decades — even when economics dictated another terminus. He was behind the City of Valdez spending nearly $1 million trying to shut down an instate pipeline delivering gas to Alaskans. His ‘plans’ keep shifting with the winds. He’s never had gas — but thinks Alaska can sue the industry into filling a line. He talks about lists of permits received, but doesn’t like to mention those expired years ago. He touts things like a federal filing for an export permit — but the feds stamped that ‘rejected’ and handed it back. Why? Mike Chenault is Speaker of the Alaska No gas. No pipeline. No plan. House of Representatives.
Unity ticket represents Alaska interests In Alaska, we are currently under the leadership of people who shut out Alaskans and local and tribal governments from major public policy decisions, who put private corporate profits above Alaska jobs, public services and infrastructure, and who have lost their connection to Alaska as a community. We started down this path years ago, around the time oil began flowing from the North Slope. But even at its worse, most elected officials still had at least some respect for the Alaska public and the public’s interests. That began to change in 2002, with the election of Frank Murkowski as governor. Governor Murkowski began his term with changes to the state’s coastal management program, significantly reducing coastal communities’ ability to weigh in on resource development decisions that impacted local resources. He negotiated a gas pipeline deal with the three major North Slope oil producers — ExxonMobil, BP, and ConocoPhillips — that traded the state’s sovereign rights in exchange for the producers’ consideration of an Alaska pipeline. Thankfully we still had legislators watching out for our interests, and the contract was not approved. It was also Governor Murkowski who oversaw changes to the state’s oil production tax, changes that led to the conviction of three legislators for taking bribes from an oil service company to give a more favorable tax rate to the industry. Riding the wave of anti-corruption sentiment, the next administration made changes to the oil production tax to provide a better balance between state revenue and industry profits. Taking the opposite approach from Governor Murkowski, the C
A laska L isa Weissler Palin administration introduced natural gas pipeline legislation to encourage a project built on Alaska’s terms. The stand for Alaska’s interests was short-lived. In 2009, when Governor Palin quit mid-term, her lieutenant governor, Sean Parnell, took over the governor’s seat. Following his election in 2010, Governor Parnell showed his true colors, introducing legislation and taking actions against the public interest that surpassed anything that came before. Governor Parnell put forward the failed House Bill 77 that would have shut Alaskans out of resource development decisions; was instrumental in the termination of the state coastal program; signed into law a bill that makes it harder for people to challenge development decisions that impact their lives and livelihood; and discarded the long practice of involving the public in a collaborative process for managing areas with special resource values. It was Governor Parnell who introduced Senate Bill 21, the oil production tax legislation that hands over profits and decisionmaking to the North Slope producers with the hope the companies will act in our best interests. With the natural gas pipeline project, Parnell made even more concessions to
the producers than Governor Murkowski, for little in return. And now Alaskans are being shut out of the pipeline project contractual agreements Parnell’s administration signed with the companies, agreements that commit millions in public funds. During his time as governor, Parnell took many other actions against Alaskans’ interests, including: threatening funding for Ketchikan’s capital projects in retaliation for a lawsuit over state education funding; ignoring a public transportation advisory board when cancelling a long-planned ferry; rejecting the Medicaid expansion that would provide better health care for thousands of Alaskans; challenging Alaskans’ subsistence rights; and failing to act on reports of sexual assault and corruption in the National Guard. Come November 4th, we have a chance to set things right. With the Walker/Mallott Unity ticket we have the opportunity to elect two able statesmen who, through merging their campaigns, have demonstrated a commitment to bringing us together and representing Alaska’s interests. Bill Walker and Byron Mallott are a refreshing change to a governor who has shown a consistent lack of respect for Alaskans and for our communities, and who has handed Alaska’s future to private corporations. Let’s change the path we started on years ago and take back our state. Please vote November 4th! Lisa Weissler is an attorney specializing in oil, gas and mining law, natural resource permitting, and coastal management, with 21 years experience working for the State of Alaska.
Business Business news Chambers set schedules n The Soldotna and Kenai Chambers of Commerce will host a joint luncheon at noon on today at the Kenai Visitors Center. A forum with candidates for U.S. Senate is planned. RSVP is required; call 262-9814 or 283-1991. n The Soldotna and Kenai Chambers of Commerce will host a joint luncheon at noon on Oct. 28 at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. A presentation on the federal review of the Alaska LNG Project and what it means to you with Larry Persily, Federal Coordinator for Alaska Gas Line Projects, is planned. RSVP is required; call 262-9814 or 283-1991.
ASBDC plans seminar The Alaska Small Business Development Center will host the following seminar: Profit Mastery — Today and Wednesday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Bryan Zak will present a 2-day Profit Mastery workshop in the Red Diamond Center Suite 12. This 16-hour hands-on course will help you set goals for the future of your business, control spending and pricing, and leave with a process to assess the performance of your business and a strategy to implement change. In addition to the program content, you will master the material through quizzes, lively discussion, guided practice, and real-life application to your own business. Creating Value and Building Wealth will empower you to make better business decisions and keep more of your hard earned money. To qualify for Job Bill Funding’s special discount of $200, you must register online by Friday. You can use a secure UPAY for MasterCard or VISA, or contact Bunny if you prefer to pay by cash or check. If you are a veteran with DD-214 identification, contact Bunny before making payment because you may qualify for a veteran discount. For more information or to register, visit www.aksbdc. org or contact Bunny at 907-260-5629.
Job Center hosts training
The following job skills workshops will be offered at the Peninsula Job Center the week of Oct. 27: Monday, Oct. 27 — 10:15 a.m, ALEXsys Job Leads; 10:30 a.m., Introduction to ALEXsys and the Job Center; 2:30 p.m., Interviewing Skills Workshop Tuesday, Oct. 28 — 10:30 a.m., CareerReady 101 Lab Wednesday, Oct. 29 — 1:30 p.m., WorkKeys® Testing; 3 p.m, Job Search Strategies for the Ex-Offender Thursday, Oct. 30 — 9:30 a.m., Resume Writing Workshop Friday, Oct. 31 — No workshops offered All workshop are free of charge to the public Those interested in attending any workshops offered at the Peninsula Job Center can reserve space by clicking on the “Schedule Workshops” option located on the main screen in your ALEXsys account (www.jobs. alaska.gov ), call 335-3010, or visit the job center located in Kenai at 11312 Kenai Spur Hwy., Suite #2. Business hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. excluding state and federal holidays.
the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service and the UAF Community and Technical College. Kathryn Dodge, Extension economic development specialist, said the workshops will offer guidance to small business owners interested in starting or expanding their businesses. Participants may attend one or all of the workshops. The topics include: n Writing a business plan, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday n Legal forms of business, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 30 n Record keeping and taxes for mining, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 6 n How to get a small business loan, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 Each class costs $25. Register online at http://bit.ly/ces-workshops. See more information about the classes and videoconference locations at www.uaf.edu/ces. Instructors will include Fairbanks attorney John Burns; accountant Paul Robinson; Scott Swingle of the Small Business Administration; Russ Talvi of the Alaska Small Business Development Center; Paul Bauer of the Spirit of Alaska Federal Credit Union; and Adam Krynicki of the UAF Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization. For more information, contact Dodge at 474-6497 or email@example.com.
SBA accepting Small Business Week Award Nominations The U.S. Small Business Administration Alaska district office has announced the opening of SBA’s online portal and is ready to accept nominations for its 2015 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year award. SBA has been following the mantra - Smart, Bold and Accessible in the way the agency conducts business. This is now the third year SBA has been using the online portal submission process, a great and smart improvement from years past. The improved dedicated web portal http://awards.sba.gov provides all the guidelines and has made it much easier to submit and track submissions of nominees for National Small Business Week. All nominations must be submitted online, postmarked or hand delivered to the SBA no later than 3 p.m. EST, Jan. 5, 2015. In addition to the portal, nominations can also be sent directly to SBA’s Alaska District Office. For contact information and other District Office information visit online at www.sba.gov/ak, call 800-755-7034 or visit in person at 420 L Street, Suite 300, Anchorage, Alaska.
Agricultural equipment for rent The Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District has a wide variety of agricultural equipment for rent, including manual and mechanized tools for soil preparation (Meri Crusher), tillage, re-seeding, planting, pesticide and fertilizer application and bale wrapping. For information, see the “Equipment Rental” page at www.kenaisoilandwater.org or call 283-8732 ext. 5.
What’s new in your business? Have you opened a new business, moved to a new location, hired a new person or promoted an employee? Send us your information at firstname.lastname@example.org, fax it to 907-283-3299, or drop it by the Clarion at 150 Trading Bay in Kenai. Questions? Call 907-335-1251.
Peninsula Clarion, Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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In this Sept. 30 photo, Fred Astaire Dance Studio owner Andrea Bisconti, right, poses on the dance floor with instructor Kellie Love, in Willoughby, Ohio. Faced with the prospect of losing Love, who wanted to start her own studio, Bisconti is negotiating to make her a business partner. They are now looking to take over a studio that’s up for sale.
Small businesses scramble to hang on to top employees By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer
close touch with what’s going on with that individual,” Lal says. Communicating regularly with employees also gives owners a chance to provide feedback, something staffers want, says Michael Timmes, a consultant with HR provider Insperity, based in Houston. And it’s an opportunity to teach employees new skills. “People want to be coached (and) want to be given guidance,” Timmes says.
NEW YORK — People are quitting their jobs at a faster clip and that’s pushing small business owners to work harder to hold onto top talent. Dance studio owner Andrea Bisconti has experienced the challenge firsthand. When Kellie Love, an instructor there, said she was planning to leave to start a business of her own, Bisconti decided to act. Love inspires students to keep coming back for more lessons and brings in more than a quarter of the studio’s revenue, says Bisconti, owner of a Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Willoughby, Ohio. “My most terrible fantasy was I would see students walk out the door in droves and I would be scrambling,” Bisconti says. As the economy and job market improve, keeping the best employees is becoming vital for small businesses. Forty-three percent of owners are working to keep top staffers, according to a recent survey by Principal Financial Group. The reason: A growing number of employees are giving notice. The Labor Department reported more than 2.5 million people quit their jobs in July, up from 2.3 million a year earlier. The trend is expected to continue. Thirty-eight percent of workers plan to change employers in the next five years, according to a 2014 survey by the management consultancy Hay Group. That’s up from 30 percent in 2010. Bisconti figured out a way to keep Love. They are negotiating to make her a business partner. Other owners are using strategies such as communicating and coaching, creating a healthy environment and giving raises.
At FutureAdvisor, head of recruiting Chris Nicholson polled the investment advisory company’s 30 employees about why they stay. Most said it was the positive atmosphere created by the San Francisco-based company’s owners. They mentor staffers, set realistic goals and promote a healthy balance between work and their personal lives, Nicholson says. “If the top management has their heads screwed on straight, the whole organization that grows out around them is going to be in a lot better shape,” Nicholson says. Legacy Publishing trains its managers to speak to the company’s 95 staffers in a positive way, to give constructive criticism and to pay attention to workers’ quality of work life, says Rhonda Tracy, director of human resources for the Westbrook, Maine, company, which makes instructional software. “We spent a portion of a meeting yesterday coming up with ways to make the employees’ days better,” Tracy says. One solution: Getting rid of some of the small, tedious tasks that can frustrate or bore them.
Communicate and coach
Show them the money
Jon Lal talks continually with the 25 employees of BeFrugal.com, walking around the office at the start and end of the day and chatting about work and staffers’ personal lives. He brings lunch in for everyone once a month. Business workshops offered The conversations give Lal a sense of whether staffers are satisfied or want to advance. He has Six small business workshops will be ofkept one employee for eight years by giving her fered weekly in Fairbanks and by videoconBusiness announcements may be submitted a series of new assignments to keep her motiference in Soldotna. The series is hosted by to email@example.com. vated. The approach is critical to retaining employees and avoiding unexpected resignations at the Boston-based company, which runs a website with coupons and cash-back deals, he says. “If (a departure) comes as a surprise to you, By MAE ANDERSON vice would run at a higher band- Corp. is in the process of buy- very often it means you have not been in very AP Technology Writer width and work more smoothly. ing Time Warner Cable Inc. for Those added costs might be $45 billion, which would make it by far the largest TV and NEW YORK — Cord cutters passed on to customers. And for all those cable hat- broadband provider. AT&T Inc. rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell ers out there, sorry: Cutting the is planning to buy satellite serstand-alone streaming services, cord won’t mean cutting out vice DirecTV for $48.5 billion. a move that cable and satellite your cable provider. They of- Both are under regulatory retelevision providers have re- ten own some of your favorite view; customers complain such sisted for years. Customers tired channels (Comcast owns NBC deals would create monopolies of paying big fees for hundreds Universal, parent of Bravo and that would hijack choice. Meanwhile, pay-TV subof channels they never watch USA) and in most areas they just to have access to a few fa- are the gatekeepers to the Inter- scriptions have flatlined at vorite shows might be expected net. Offering popular channels about 101 million, according to start cancelling cable service like HBO over streaming could to data from research firm SNL in droves. Get Netflix, throw in actually help cable companies Kagan. The number of highHBO, add a network here and sell more expensive broadband speed Internet subscribers rose about 1 percent during the same there — why would anyone sign services to customers. “The cable business is evolv- period to 90.1 million. By comup now for cable? Well, don’t sound the death ing from mainly selling you a parison, pay-TV nemesis Netfknell for cable companies yet. pay TV package to mainly sell- lix Inc. has about 37.2 million Some would-be customers ing you a broadband Internet U.S. subscribers and expects to may balk when they see just how service,” says FBR Research add 1.85 million during the fimuch paying a la carte actually analyst Barton Crockett. “Con- nal months of this year. The growth in streaming sercosts. Stations that offer services tent companies and cable coma la carte will have to pay for mar- panies are evolving from being vices will appeal “to a segment keting that the cable and satellite very worried about making of consumers that the traditional companies usually cover. Fewer their content available through pay-TV providers have a harder eyeballs on live TV could mean Internet services to very excit- and harder time communicatless advertising revenue, since ed about that. It’s a way to sell ing with: the millennials and so online ads are generally cheaper, their Internet and get people to called ‘cord-nevers’” who haven’t viewed Pay TV as a compelling and that will boost the network’s pay for faster speeds.” The cable and satellite tele- option until now,” says Moffettcost of running the channel. And smooth streaming costs money: to vision industry is going through Nathanson partner Craig Moffett. avoid so-called “throttling” during major consolidation, to mitigate In fact, HBO said its stand-alone peak evening viewing times, Netf- the higher cost each year of HBO Go service is largely aimed lix buckled to broadband distribu- carriage fees that the networks at the 10 million U.S. households tors like Comcast and Verizon and charge for their channels and that have broadband Internet serpaid up so that its streaming ser- boost pricing power. Comcast vice but do not pay for TV.
Cable’s not going anywhere, for now
A healthy atmosphere
Owners and HR consultants say most people don’t leave a job solely because of pay unless another employer offers them so much money they can’t refuse. Job satisfaction is more important for many employees. But pay can be an issue at companies that slashed salaries during the recession, says David Lewis, president of OperationsInc, a human resources provider based in Norwalk, Connecticut. And workers at many of those businesses had to take on additional responsibilities as jobs were cut. They’re still carrying a heavy workload. “At some point, it’s no longer sustainable to give people 2 or 3 percent increases on a base salary you’ve already reduced in some cases by 20 percent in 2009,” Lewis says.
A-6 Peninsula Clarion, Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Nation & World
Around the World Nigeria declared Ebola-free in ‘spectacular success story’; doctors say fluids saved lives ABUJA, Nigeria — Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff. Doctors who survived Ebola in Nigeria credited heavy doses of fluids with saving their lives as the World Health Organization declared the country Ebola-free Monday, a rare victory in the battle against the disease that is ravaging West Africa. In the end, Nigeria — the most populous country in Africa, with 160 million people — had just 20 cases, including eight deaths, a lower death rate than the 70 percent seen elsewhere across the stricken region. Officials are crediting strong tracking and isolation of people exposed to the virus, and aggressive rehydration of infected patients to counter the effects of vomiting, diarrhea and other symptoms. Nigeria’s containment of Ebola is a “spectacular success story,” said Rui Gama Vaz, WHO director for Nigeria.
White House says former Nazis should not be getting Social Security payments WASHINGTON — Former Nazis should not be collecting Social Security benefits as they age overseas, the White House said Monday, responding to an Associated Press investigation that revealed millions of dollars have been paid to war-crimes suspects and former SS guards forced out of the U.S. “Our position is we don’t believe these individuals should be getting these benefits,” White House spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters in Chicago. He did not say whether or how the government might end the payments. AP reported Sunday that dozens of Nazi suspects collected benefits after leaving the United States. The payments flowed through a legal loophole that gave the Justice Department leverage to persuade Nazi suspects to leave. If they agreed to go, or simply fled before deportation, they could keep their Social Security, according to interviews and internal U.S. government records. The White House comments came after a senior House Democrat demanded the Obama administration investigate the benefit payments. Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York requested the inquiry on Monday in letters to the inspectors general at the Justice Department and Social Security Administration. Maloney, a high-ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, called the payments a “gross misuse of taxpayer dollars” and said she plans to introduce legislation to close the loophole. The Justice Department said it was reviewing Maloney’s letter. The Social Security Administration did not immediately respond to a request for comment, and previously refused to disclose the total number of Nazi suspects who received benefits and the dollar amounts.
Suicide, car bombings in Iraq By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press
BAGHDAD — Iraq’s top Shiite cleric on Monday gave his support to the new government battling the Islamic State group as militants unleashed a wave of deadly attacks on the country’s majority Shiite community, killing at least 43 people. The blitz by the militants this summer plunged Iraq into its worst crisis since U.S. troops left at the end of 2011. While there was no claim of responsibility for Tuesday’s attacks, they seemed likely calculated by the group to sow fear among Iraqis and keep pressure on the new Shiite-led government in Baghdad. Prime Minister Haider alAbadi, who took office last month, met Monday with top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in the southern city of Najaf. He said after their talks that al-Sistani welcomed the recent formation of the government that Al-Abadi now leads. The spiritual leader wields considerable influence among Iraq’s Shiite majority, and the meeting carried symbolic significance because al-Sistani has shunned politicians in recent years to protest how they run the country. “We have a long and hard
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Iraqi security forces gather in front of al-Khairat Mosque after a suicide bomber blew himself up among Shiite worshippers after midday prayers as they were leaving the mosque, killing and wounding tens of people in a commercial area in the city center of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday
mission ahead of us,” al-Abadi told reporters after emerging from the meeting with the cleric, who is believed to be 86 years old. “One of the missions is related to security. We need arms and we need to reconstruct our security forces.” Al-Sistani lives in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, 160 kilometers (100 miles) south of Baghdad, and rarely appears in public. The day’s attacks killed dozens in Baghdad and the Shiite
holy city of Karbala. In the capital, the bomber blew himself up among Shiite worshippers as they were leaving a mosque in a central commercial area after midday prayers Monday. That blast killed at least 17 people and wounded 28, a police officer said. In Karbala, four separate car bombs went off simultaneously, killing at least 26 people and wounding 55, another police officer said. The city, about 90 kilometers (55 miles) south of
Baghdad, is home to the tombs of two revered Shiite imams and the site of year-round pilgrimages. The explosives-laden cars were parked in commercial areas and parking lots near government offices, the officer added. Medical officials confirmed the casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to talk to media. The attacks in Baghdad and Karbala, the latest in relentless assaults that have challenged the Shiite-led government, came a day after a suicide bombing targeted another Shiite mosque in the Iraqi capital, killing 28 people. The latest attacks bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State group, which has recently claimed several other large bombings in Baghdad and elsewhere, particularly in Shiite areas. The militants have captured large chunks of western and northern Iraq, carving out a proto-state on both sides of the Syria-Iraq border and imposing its own harsh interpretation of Islamic law. Since August, U.S. warplanes have been carrying out airstrikes against the group as Iraqi and Kurdish security forces work to retake territory it has seized.
Indiana suspect hints at more killings By TOM COYNE and MICHAEL TARM Associated Press
an in 2009 and was released from prison in July 2013. The Austin Police Department issued a statement Monday saying it would review missing persons and cold cases to determine if there could be a link to Vann, and asked anyone with information to come forward. Doughty said police have no specific indication that any slayings have occurred in another state, and the Gary slayings appeared to have happened recently. He said Vann is cooperating with investigators in the hope of making a deal with prosecutors. “It could go back as far as 20 years based on some statements we have, but that has yet to be corroborated,” Doughty said. The Texas Department of Public Safety listed his risk level as “low” on its sex offender registry. He did not register in Indiana. Court records in Travis County, Texas, show that Vann served a five-year prison sentence, with credit for the 15 months he was in jail awaiting trial, after pleading guilty in 2009 to sexually assaulting a woman at an Austin apartment two years earlier.
The woman told police that she went to Vann’s apartment, where he asked if she was a police officer. After she told him no, he knocked her down and began to strangle and beat her, hitting her several times in the face and telling the woman he could kill her. He then raped her. Vann allowed the woman to leave and she called police the next day. Indiana authorities said Hardy, the woman Vann is accused of strangling, was involved in prostitution and had arranged to meet him at the Motel 6 through a Chicago-area website. Police were called by someone who attempted to reach Hardy and “was provided suspicious text responses that she believed to be from the suspect while he was still inside the motel room.” Police said they took Vann into custody Saturday afternoon after obtaining a search warrant for a home and vehicle in Gary. They found the body of 35-year-old Anith Jones of Merrillville, Indiana, on Saturday night in an abandoned home. She had been missing
since Oct. 8. Five more bodies were found on Sunday in other homes, said Doughty, who identified two of the women as Gary residents Teaira Batey, 28, and Christine Williams, 36. Police have not determined the identities of the other three women, including two whose bodies were found on the same block where Jones’ body was found on Saturday. Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson said only Jones was reported missing, perhaps indicating that Vann “preyed on individuals that might be less likely to be reported missing.” Hardy’s mother, Lori Townsend, said police told her that Vann asked that Hardy to perform a certain sex act, and “when she said ‘no’ and put up a fight, he snapped and strangled her.” “This man is sick,” Townsend said from her home in Colorado. Hardy graduated from high school in late 2013 and planned to go to college to study music, Townsend said. “She was full of life. She lit up a room with her smile and her beauty,” she said. “And she had a voice like a songbird.”
SURUC, Turkey — Turkey said it was helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to support their brethren fighting Islamic State militants in a key border town, although activists inside embattled Kobani said no forces had arrived by Monday evening, raising questions about whether the mission was really underway. The statement by Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu came hours after the U.S. airdropped weapons and ammunition to resupply Kurdish fighters for the first time. Those airdrops Sunday followed weeks of airstrikes by a U.S.-led coalition in and near Kobani. After a relative calm, heavy fighting erupted in the town as dusk fell, with the clatter of small arms and tracer fire, as well as the thud of mortar rounds and big explosions of two airstrikes that resounded across the frontier. “We are helping peshmerga forces to enter into Kobani to give support,” Cavusoglu said at a news conference, referring to the security forces of the largely autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq. The Kurdish government there is known to be friendly to the Turkish government. A peshmerga spokesman said he had not been ordered to move units to Syria.
GARY, Ind. — Police investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend said Monday they believe it is the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has indicated there could be more victims going back 20 years. The Lake County prosecutor’s office on Monday charged 43-year-old Darren Vann of Gary, Indiana, in the strangulation death of 19-year-old Afrikka Hardy. Her body was found Friday night at a Motel 6 in nearby Hammond. Gary officials were expected to charge Vann later this week in the deaths of six more women, whose bodies were found Saturday and Sunday. Hammond Police Chief John Doughty said at a news conference that Vann confessed to Hardy’s slaying and gave police information that led to the other bodies in Gary, including three on the same block. Vann was a convicted sex offender in Texas, where he pleaded guilty to raping a wom-
Colorado health officials seek to ban potinfused brownies, cookies, most candies
Surfer fends off shark attack with fist, board
DENVER — Colorado health officials want to ban many edible forms of marijuana, including brownies, cookies and most candies, limiting legal sales of pot-infused food to lozenges and some liquids. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment told marijuana regulators that many forms of edible marijuana “are naturally attractive to children” and violate the law’s “requirement to prevent the marketing of marijuana products to children.” The recommendation was obtained by The Associated Press in advance of a third and possibly final workgroup meeting Monday to draw up rules for identifiable markers or colors for edible marijuana products so they won’t be confused with regular foods. The health department’s recommendation, sent to the regulators Oct. 14, would effectively take most forms of edible marijuana off store shelves. The final decision will be made by the Department of Revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division, which oversees retail marijuana sales. Lawmakers have ordered state pot regulators to require pot-infused food and drink to have a distinct look when they are out of the packaging. The order came after concerns about the proliferation of pot-infused treats that many worry could be accidentally eaten by children.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A man surfing with his three young sons used his fist and surfboard to fend off a shark attack in waters off Maui that were rough and murky from a hurricane that churned passed Hawaii over the weekend. Waves were about 3 to 4 feet high Saturday at the surf site known as Freight Trains off Maalaea, the Maui News reported. Kaleo Roberson of Haiku was in a group of about 20 people and holding one of his 8-year-old twins when a 12to 14-foot tiger shark appeared. Roberson said he saw a massive open mouth and teeth a few feet from him. “It was something you dream of on ‘Shark Week,’” Roberson said. “It was so close to me, and the mouth was so open when it came up. It was in pure attack mode, and it was just right there. I was basically in its mouth.” Roberson slid off his board to put it between him and the shark. He then punched and kicked the predator. “Right then, I realized I was fighting for my life, and I had my sons with me so I took my board, and I started swinging it,” he said. His other two sons also were within 10 feet of the shark. Roberson said he was thinking of them as he swung his board. “I don’t care if this thing bites me, but if my pride and joys are making it to the beach safe, then I’ll feed this thing my
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Rabbi leads vigil outside Met as firestorm over ‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ hits fever pitch NEW YORK — A globally prominent rabbi led Jewish teenagers in a prayer vigil Monday outside the Metropolitan Opera to protest an opera they say glorifies Palestinian terrorists. Rabbi Avi Weiss and youths from several faith-based schools later planned to join former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and other big-name politicians at a rally against the Met’s premiere of “The Death of Klinghoffer.” Midday Monday, youths sat at their makeshift prayer spot opposite the Met, discussing Hebrew scriptures in shifts of about a dozen throughout the afternoon. “We’re here because the Met is glorifying the killing of a Jew, and we must speak out — we’re the next generation,” said Shabbos Kestenbaum, 15. A placard read: “We pray for Leon Klinghoffer’s soul.” — The Associated Press
leg if I have to,” he said. A friend, John Patao, was about 5 feet away taking pictures of his own son and other surfers when he saw Roberson fighting off the shark. “Everyone went into survival mode,” Patao said. “The shark was attacking him and bit his board one time, and after that the shark was circling him.” Patao said he helped Roberson get his sons to safety, and then he and Roberson swam to shore together. “We were yelling for everybody to get in because we were
worried about the kids,” Patao said. No one was injured, but the shark left a 14-inch bite mark on Roberson’s board. Roberson’s wife, Tiare, watched the commotion from shore. She said she prayed and screamed for her children and husband to make it to shore. “My whole life flashed before my eyes,” Tiare Roberson said. “It was terrifying. I’m just really glad they’re all OK.” Police, lifeguards and state Department of Land and Natural Resources officials cleared
other people out of the water. The department closed 3 to 4 miles of nearby beaches until Monday. The attack coincided with stormy weather from Hurricane Ana, which missed directly hitting Hawaii but still delivered heavy rain, high surf and strong winds. Officials in some areas asked people to keep out of the ocean Sunday, with Honolulu Ocean Safety Chief Jim Howe noting there was plenty of brown water from runoff, which attracts sharks.
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about 40 of those in rural communities. While both parties have picked up registered voters since primary, the biggest gains in registration have been seen among independent voters, the largest voting bloc in the state. Begich, who announced his debate schedule before the primary, has expressed frustration with what he sees as Sullivan’s reluctance to debate more often. Begich last week shared the stage at a forum for high school students with Libertarian candidate Mark Fish and non-affiliated candidate Ted Gianoutsos. “People know me,” Begich told supporters during a recent trip to Juneau. “I will go anywhere, I will talk to anybody about the issues we care about and making sure Alaska is protected.” Sullivan spokesman Thomas Reiker said Sullivan looked forward to the remaining debates to talk about his record and Begich’s record of “voting with Obama.” That has been a consistent refrain for Republicans, who have sought to make the race a referendum on President Barack Obama and Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid. Obama lost the 2008 and 2012 elections in Alaska by wide margins. Republicans have seized on a Congressional Quarterly analysis that Begich voted with Obama 97 percent of the time, though groups have cited numbers as low as 91 percent. The
97 percent figure — often cited by rank-and-file Republicans — refers to recorded votes in 2013 in which Obama took a position and many of the votes were on nominations. Begich broke with Obama on increased gun restrictions, according to a breakdown of the votes. Begich has taken issue with the figure, saying it’s not an accurate reflection of his work, and cast himself as an independent voice, unafraid to stand up to Obama. He also has played up his work with Republican members of Alaska’s congressional delegation, including Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who chided him for using her image in some of his ads. Murkowski has endorsed Sullivan. For their part, Democrats have tried to paint Sullivan as an outsider with rich parents trying to “buy” a Senate seat; Sullivan family members have donated to pro-Sullivan groups. Sullivan is originally from Ohio but his roots in Alaska, where his wife is from, date to the 1990s. He left Alaska in 2002 for a White House fellowship, military service and work as an assistant Secretary of State, before returning in 2009, when he was appointed state attorney general. In 2010, he became natural resources commissioner, a post he held until his Senate run. Anderson said Sullivan’s focus in the remaining two weeks will be on issues he’s been touting for months, including energy development and pushing back on federal overreach. He said Sullivan also plans to draw attention to national security issues.
Earthquake felt in state’s interior FAIRBANKS (AP) — Seismologists say a moderate earthquake struck Alaska and was felt in communities of the state’s interior. The Alaska Earthquake Center says the 5.0 magnitude earthquake occurred at 4:36 p.m. Monday. State seismologist Michael West says the quake was centered about 40 miles northwest of Fairbanks.
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“People are now having ‘buyers’ remorse’ in Colorado. Things are turning out a lot differently than we were told they would,” said Jo McGuire, a former member of a Colorado state task force formed to regulate marijuana. McGuire was in Alaska in early October talking about her experience with the implementation of the Colorado initiative, hosted by three Alaska business groups: the Alaska Chamber, the Alaska Support Industry Alliance and the Mat-Su Business Council. Rachel Petro, president of the Alaska Chamber, said a key concern for her is how loose the Alaska proposition is. Washington has taken a more measured approach, she said. Its law, adopted also in 2012, is 60 pages and provides for detailed regulatory controls. The Colorado law, in contrast, is only six pages, similar to the eight pages proposed for Alaska, she said.
Revenue hasn’t materialized On tax revenues, a key argument for legalizing marijuana, McGuire said the Colorado measure has been a huge disappointment. Not only are tax collections woefully short — $130 million a year in revenue was predicted by promoters but collections so far this year are $20 million — and because Colorado’s law promises the first $40 million in collections to schools it appears revenues will not hit that mark and will also not cover costs of regulation, which will instead be borne by Colorado taxpayers. Tax collections are short because of apparent mass tax evasion by retail dispensers, she said. Estimated revenues in Alaska are $10 million to $15 million and costs are estimated at $7 million, but if Colorado’s experience is any guide these figures may be an illusion, said Petro. McGuire said here has also been a sharp rise in marijuanarelated auto accidents and increased use by children. In an August 2014 report, the Office of National Drug Control Policy, an agency in the White House, said that Colorado traffic fatalities involving drivers testing positive for marijuana had increased from 7 percent of
traffic fatalities to 16.5 percent. The data covers years in which marijuana was legal in Colorado for medical purposes. The 2012 legalization was not fully in effect. The was a similar trend, a 26 percent increase, in youth use of marijuana between 2009 and 2012, the three years following legalization of marijuana for medical uses. McGuire said post-2012 trends are more alarming: “Forty percent of 7th graders in Denver County schools say they have tried marijuana, and this is on a self-reporting survey, so the actual number is a lot higher.” Expanded use by young people is a concern because it is now established by research that regular marijuana use can lower childrens’ IQ by 8 percent to 9 percent, she said.
Retail boom The explosion of the marijuana retail industry has also shocked local communities who find themselves largely unable to impose controls despite parts of the law that were to give them powers to prohibit sales, McGuire said. Colorado Springs, for example, has banned marijuana sales three times but pot retailers evade this through various loopholes. A “smoking lounge” in Colorado Springs charges a cover fee, for example, and gives away marijuana, which allows the operator to skirt restrictions that apply only to outlets directly selling the product. Denver has been largely unable to impose restrictions. “There are now more pot shops in Denver than there are Starbucks or McDonalds combined,” she said. Provisions in the Alaska ballot proposition, if it passes, will put small rural communities at a disadvantage in controlling marijuana, according to Dean Guaneli, a retired state prosecutor. “Ballot Measure 2 is publicly touted as intended to regulate marijuana like alcohol. However, its provisions for ‘local control’ are far more limited than those that exist for control of alcohol,” Guaneli wrote in an analysis of the proposition. Alaska law allows unincorporated communities like small rural villages to limit alcohol being served, imported or possessed, but this will not apply to marijuana under the language of the ballot proposition, he wrote. The term “local govern-
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risk,” Micciche said. “We want everybody to turn their lives around and that is just not a reality in every case.” Despite progress made by law enforcement in recent weeks in an effort to lock up drug users and thieves, citizens asked Leaders how the repeat offenders could be kept in prison longer. Leaders has been the Kenai DA for three years and a prosecutor for 16 years. He said the primary goal of the prosecutor’s office is rehabilitation and try to help change a person’s life. “We are dedicated to do what we can to curb issues and find accountability to those committing offenses and give people a sense of protection and security,” Leaders said. Nikiski resident Dave Carpenter said the high number of repeat offenders implies that rehabilitation isn’t working. “There’s not enough teeth in the law to encourage someone to change their ways,” he said. “My father encouraged me to be a good boy and it hurt. … We have legislators in this room they make the laws. The governor signs the law and the judges are supposed to abide by the laws. … But if the law, prosecutions and entire attitude of rehabilitation of repeat offenders is not working, something needs to be changed.” Leaders said his office sees about 3,000 cases a year. With nine attorneys and the average of trials going four to five days, he said the sheer volume shows the reality of their limitations. Every case cannot go to trial and must be prioritized. “(Plea) negotiations have to be made,” Leaders said. Hatch took issues with that statement. “I mean no disrespect but, at ment” includes only incorporated municipalities. “There is no provision in the ballot measure allowing unincorporated villages to adopt any kind of local control,” Guaneli wrote in his paper. At the Anchorage Chamber debate, Schulte said the Alaska proposition provides for the Legislature to establish rules for marijuana sales and use, and state lawmakers can also repeal it after two years. Colorado has disadvantages because its legalization is a constitutional amendment, which means any substantial change must be approved by voters. Kristina Woolston, who argued against the proposal at the Anchorage Chamber, says the sheer availability of pot in greater quantities will lead to increased youth consumption. Woolston, spokeswoman for the campaign opposing the ballot proposition, said she also opposes the proposal because it was written by out-of-state marijuana business groups who are also financing the campaign. “Follow the money. Ninetyeight percent of the funds supporting this are from out-ofstate. Funds opposing it are 100 percent from Alaskans,” she said. “This is part of a national state-by-state strategic plan by the marijuana industry. So much effort is being put into Alaska because the proponents can’t afford to lose a state election, and break the momentum, after the wins in Colorado and Washington.”
whose expense?” she said. Leaders said the district attorney’s office has to allocate its resources to domestic violence crimes and sexual assault cases. His office does have attorneys dedicated to drug charges and one that focuses on property crimes and have been working in connection with law enforcement. He encouraged individuals to talk with the office of victim’s rights if they feel threatened after turning somebody in for a crime. “We represent the State of Alaska and not all citizens get the results they want,” Leaders said. “We are doing the best we can.” When asked about multiple felony offenders that have suspended sentences but can still get out of jail on bail, Leaders said when a person is placed on probation with a suspended sentence he or she still has constitutional rights. He said another resource that could help, one that the Kenai Judicial District doesn’t have, is therapeutic courts. Those convicted in substance abuse cases could go to treatment programs in lieu of prison. Nikiski resident Ann Krogseng, organizer of the Nikiski Community Action Group, said they have started a court watcher group, where citizens research court cases of known theft suspects and plan to attend court hearings to let the courts know of the personal impacts of the crimes. “We are asking people to go to the courthouse sit behind the DA be visible and let people know they can’t stay in the shadows anymore,” she said. “We see their face and now they know ours.” Leaders said continued involvement from the community is important whether it’s by being able to identify a suspect as a witness or being present at hearings. The more citizens that show up in the courts could
influence a judge’s decision in sentencing, he said. Hatch said while she isn’t scared of standing up to the criminals, she fears for other people in the community who could become targets for retaliation. The man arrested in the burglary of her home had 48 prior felony convictions and now resides in Sterling, she said. “Where I live there are 10 drug dealers within a mile radius of my house,” she said. “I know that and I don’t use drugs. If I know that, you know that.” Soldotna resident Eric Treider, who is running as an independent candidate for Senate District O, said he was disappointed Gov. Parnell decided against expanding Medicaid because that funding could go to drug treatment programs. Micciche said he felt first time drug offenders don’t belong in prison and would like to see first time penalties eliminated so people can get the treatment they need. State legislators will have to take a look at the budget to evaluate if the funding is adequate, he said. “We hold the purse strings,” he said. “Instead of rewarding communities for what they think they might want, we need to ensure we fund things they need. (Public safety) is one of those needs.” Trooper Captain Andy Greenstreet, Soldotna E-Detachment Commander, said troopers have received a lot of help from the community in the number of tips and as a result the crime suppression unit has made some arrests. He said he is willing to look at trooper distribution but his challenge is that his detachment is spread so thin, he does not know where he could reallocate resources to better service the outlying areas. “If we could allocate more trooper positions on the Peninsula I’m confident we could find
them work to do,” Greenstreet said. “I like to be proactive. I don’t like being so reactionary to everything and wish we had time to work on investigations and bring them to reasonable conclusions.” He said burglary investigations are time-consuming because troopers need to piece a lot of information together and find the culprit. Nikiski resident Ben Carpenter moved back to the area last summer after serving in the military. He questioned how troopers could be aggressively recruiting for new troopers yet statewide have 16 vacancies. Carpenter said there is a problem in the trooper’s organization that limits how many qualified candidates are hired. Cockrell said hiring guidelines are stringent because they want to hire the best people for the job and wouldn’t lower standards. “We are doing everything right,” Cockrell said. “We would like more candidates but you guys deserve the best.” Ben Carpenter said the biggest problem he has seen is trooper response time to calls in Nikiski. He said he can provide a tip but by the time they get a response it’s stale and does no good. He said lately it appears the troopers have listened to the community and has seen an uptick in responses. Recently five people were arrested across the street from his house, he said. “Why does it take community meetings like this to foster change?” he said. “That’s the frustrating part. As the community gets involved troopers look to the people to identify who the bad guys are. Whatever we’re doing is not solving the problem. The solution is larger than just additional troopers.”
trucking, pipelines and airline pilots, operate under strict federal rules that are not affected by state legalizations, but any business not under federal Department of Transportation safety laws will have only its own company policies to fall back on, Schofield said. “You need to have a strong workplace drug policy in place and being enforced uniformly, with no exceptions,” so there is no opening for a lawsuit, she said. “You don’t want to become a test case. You need to communicate with your employees regularly about this. This sounds small now and many employers enforce their plans in a hit-or-miss fashion, but this is critical.” If Colorado’s experience is any guide, Alaska will see a spike in the number of jobapplicant employees flunking drug tests, trying to evade testing procedures and refusing tests, she said. This will complicate employers’ attempts to hire qualified workers. McGuire said the number of people testing positive for marijuana in Colorado job drug tests increased six-fold after legalization went into effect. Petro, the Alaska Chamber president, said Alaska’s ballot measure is looser than Colorado’s in many respects. For
example, the Alaska proposition includes specific reference to legalization of processed and potent marijuana products under the definition of marijuana. Colorado’s law does not go that far, she said. There are enough concerns because of more potent strains of marijuana now on the market, but the Alaska ballot proposition would also legalize more concentrated marijuana products and processing procedures, such as the making of “Hash-oil” a concentrate of THC that is ingested. McGuire said many in the public view marijuana as benign based on the less concentrated varieties available years ago, but there are powerful strains available today. “In the 1960s and 1970s we usually saw marijuana with a THC content of 2 percent to 3 percent. Now we routinely see 12 percent to 15 percent, but our (Colorado) law enforcement people telling us that they are see marijuana with 20 percent to 27 percent THC content,” McGuire said. Hash oil processing can bump this up to products with 50 percent THC, even as high as 80 percent, she said. Police and drug-testing firms also face challenges in even the detection of marijuana content in the body as well as measures
of impairment, which are less well established for marijuana. With alcohol, experience shows breathalyzer tests give results that are parallel alcohol content in the bloodstream, but there is no simple, easy-toadminister marijuana test available now that police can use at the roadside. Blood testing for marijuana is more complicated and takes time. It is required only in the case of Colorado fatalities, McGuire said. Schofield said there are easy-to-administer procedures for marijuana tests involving oral fluids that are promising but these are still in the experimental stage and are not ready for wide use. Scofield said one of the most chilling aspects of an expanded smoking of marijuana is the issue of second-hand smoke exposure, particularly for children exposed to parents smoking at home. “We know that marijuana has 2.5 times the carcinogen content of ordinary tobacco,” she said. It also puts marijuana into the bodies of even very young children, however. “It’s not uncommon in our drug-testing business to see very young children testing positive for marijuana based on exposure to their parents’ smoke,” she said.
Workplace rules Alaska employers, meanwhile, are getting worried about whether their rules to prohibit marijuana in the workplace will stand up if they are legally attacked, said Renee Schofield, CEO of TSS-Safety, a Ketchikan-based company that does drug testing for employers. Schofield is also the chair of the Alaska Chamber. The ballot proposal says employers will be able to “restrict” marijuana use in the workplace but this wording is not strong enough, Schofield said. Lawsuits may be coming that will argue the law is not explicit in “prohibiting” marijuana, she said. McGuire said attorneys for the Marijuana Project in Colorado have already said they interpret “restricting” as not “prohibiting,” although there is no court test yet. Industries that work under federal safety laws, such as C
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Royals, Giants look to shake off layoff BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head. Gordon let out a huge laugh, and so did a bunch of his Kansas City Royals teammates watching Monday’s workout. “I can’t believe that just happened, dude,” pitcher James Shields razzed. It’ll be more frustrating than funny if those are the same awkward swings
the Royals and San Francisco Giants take once the World Series begins. Going into Game 1 on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium, both teams will deal with a familiar issue this deep in the postseason: Does an extended layoff translate into rest or rust? Buster Posey and the Giants zipped through the playoffs, and now will try for their third title in five years. Lorenzo Cain and the Royals zoomed along, reaching the Series for the first time since 1985. And then, they all got some time off. Almost an eternity, by October
standards. The Royals went 8-0 in the AL playoffs, giving them five idle days before Shields starts the opener. San Francisco went 8-2 on the NL side and had four days to relax before Madison Bumgarner pitches. “It’s definitely different because we have played so many games over the last 7 1/2, eight months. But you just understand it’s one of those things,” Posey said. As recent history has shown, hitters can be very vulnerable when they get out of rhythm. “It affects a bit with your timing,
especially when trying to adjust to pitchers,” Kansas City second baseman Omar Infante said. “It’s hard to recover that groove you have.” The slightly favored Giants and Royals held practices, studied video and checked out scouting reports. But as several teams that stumbled in the World Series after long breaks discovered, nothing can duplicate playing a real game. Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera and Detroit got nearly a week off in 2012, then the Tigers hit a combined .159 and totaled six runs in getting swept by the Giants.
Troy Tulowitzki and the Colorado Rockies rushed into the 2007 World Series, waited a week and got outscored 29-10 in Boston’s sweep. A year earlier, Magglio Ordonez and the Tigers looked so powerful in the playoffs, but fell apart a week later and hit only .199 in a five-game loss to St. Louis. Infante played on both of those Detroit teams that got wiped out. He actually excelled in 2012, hitting .333. “It’s a short series, you need some luck. We lost four in a row and they were coming from playing seven. In See BALL, Page A-9
Harvin wants to start fresh By The Associated Press
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Percy Harvin has been called lots of things during his NFL career. Talented but injury prone. Explosive on the field and combustible off. A playmaker but a troublemaker. The New York Jets’ newest wide receiver doesn’t deny he has had some issues. But he also wants to be judged from what he does starting now, not just his checkered past. “I’m definitely not a perfect person,” Harvin said after his first practice with his new team Monday. “I have a lot of things that I wish I could have done a little differently. But I’m moving forward. I’m learning from those lessons. “I’m happy to be here right now and looking to make the most out of it,” he said.
he’s out there.” At practice last Wednesday, Griffin threw passes in individual and 1-on-1 drills for the first time since his latest injury.
Spiller, Jackson both out for Bills ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The one-two punch in the Buffalo Bills offensive backfield just got knocked out. Running back C.J. Spiller is out indefinitely — and could miss the rest of the season — after having surgery Monday to repair an injury to his collarbone. And co-starter Fred Jackson revealed during his weekly radio show on Buffalo’s WGR that he could miss up to four weeks with a groin injury. Both players were hurt about 10 minutes apart in the first half of a 17-16 win over Minnesota on Sunday The injuries leave Buffalo Redskins’ Gruden won’t (4-3) turning to backups Anrule out Griffin thony Dixon and Bryce Brown ASHBURN, Va. — If Rob- to carry the load for the near ert Griffin III is completely future. ready, he’ll start for the Washington Redskins against the 49ers’ Kilgore out for seaDallas Cowboys next Monday son with broken ankle night. SANTA CLARA, Calif. If he’s not, Colt McCoy — — San Francisco 49ers center rather than Kirk Cousins — will Daniel Kilgore is scheduled be Washington’s quarterback. to undergo season-ending sur“Robert has to, first of all, gery Tuesday on a fractured be honest with himself and how left ankle sustained in the third he’s feeling,” Redskins coach quarter of Sunday night’s loss Jay Gruden said Monday. at Denver. Griffin, the 2012 NFL OfCoach Jim Harbaugh said fensive Rookie of the Year, has Monday the injury is similar to been sidelined since dislocating what nose tackle Ian Williams his left ankle in Week 2 against suffered in Week 2 of the 2013 Jacksonville. season at Seattle that required “I wouldn’t rule him out. four operations and kept him He’s got a way’s to go to show sidelined until training camp that he can play, show that that this year. ankle’s 100 percent. That’s the Kilgore, who will be placed big thing,” Gruden said. “He’s on injured reserve, was carted got to be 100 percent ready to off after getting hurt when linego. We don’t want to put him backer Brandon Marshall inout there at 85 percent and have advertently ran into his lower it be weak and have him do leg at the end of a run by Frank something else to it. We want Gore during a 42-17 loss to the to make sure he’s ready to go if Broncos.
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Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant makes a touchdown catch after getting by Texans defensive back Andre Hal in the second quarter Monday in Pittsburgh.
Quick spurt carries Steelers Texans go from 13-0 lead to 24-13 deficit at end of 1st half WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer
PITTSBURGH — The deluge started with a desperation third-down heave, a trickle that turned into a downpour and led to another abrupt turn in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ confounding season. Good one week and lousy the next, Pittsburgh managed to be both in a 30-23 victory over the mistake-prone Houston Texans on Monday night. Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns and wide receiver Antonio Brown added another on a gadget play during a decisive 73-second stretch late in the first half that moved the Steelers from down
10 to an 11-point lead. “You stand on the sidelines long enough, you will see explosions such as that,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. “It was good to be on the good side of it.” Roethlisberger finished with 265 yards passing. Le’Veon Bell racked up 145 yards of total offense, including a 43-yard catch-and-run with less than 2 minutes to go in the first half that became the spark the Steelers desperately needed. “That provided the type of emotion the group needed,” Tomlin said. “Then we kind of fed off that. The guys really capitalized on it.” Arian Foster ran for 102
yards for Houston (3-4), but just 29 over the final three quarters. Ryan Fitzpatrick was 21 of 32 for 262 yards with two touchdowns and an interception, but the Texans were undone by three turnovers, including consecutive offensive snaps that handed the momentum over to the Steelers. “We had a terrible second quarter,” Houston coach Bill O’Brien said. “We couldn’t come back from it. Just too many turnovers. We just had a hard time overcoming all those things.” Texans defensive end J.J. Watt recovered a fumble and picked up his third sack of the season but was neutralized for most of the second half.
Pittsburgh was listless for the first 25 minutes, letting Foster and Fitzpatrick do whatever they wanted as the Texans raced to a 13-0 lead that seemed larger. A 44-yard Shaun Suisham field goal with 3:08 left in the half gave the Steelers a minor boost. A strike from Roethlisberger to Bell provided a much larger one shortly after the 2-minute warning. Roethlisberger hit the versatile back for a 43-yard gain — Pittsburgh’s longest pass play of the season — to move the ball to the Houston 35. Roethlisberger then found Martavis Bryant, who strugSee NFL, Page A-9
‘Bad Brad’ chases title while marching to beat of his own drummer
t didn’t take long for Brad Keselowski to earn an unpleasant reputation in NASCAR. He was aggressive on the track, brash and arrogant off of it, and rubbed most of his competitors the wrong way. Denny Hamlin famously feuded with him through the 2009 season, calling him “a complete moron” while alleging “every driver in the garage that comes up to me says, ‘That guy is a complete whack job.’” When Hamlin made good on a promise to wreck Keselowski in the 2009 Na-
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tionwide Series finale, Hamlin received a standing ovation from crews along pit road. It was Carl Edwards who was fed up with Keselowski the next season, and he returned to the track at Atlanta to deliberately wreck his new rival. The contact had an unintended consequence, though, and Keselowski’s car flew into the fence. Everyone in NASCAR picked sides but most thought “Bad Brad” had it coming. He didn’t really care what anyone thought. “It’s not possible to get a Cup ride right now without being aggressive, and without having some swagger in your step,” Keselowski said shortly after the Edwards incident in 2010. “Does that make you a jerk? To some people, yes. To some people, no. It depends on where you’re coming from. If you look at the sport right now, there are no new drivers coming in. “So whatever I’m doing is working, and it’s gotten me to where I’m at.” Keselowski was a Sprint Cup champion two seasons later, and after a sub-par 2013
J enna Fryer season, he’s furiously charging after a second title. Keeping this run alive was no easy feat, as Keselowski was backed into a must-win situation Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, a track where drivers have very little control over their fate. He promised his Team Penske crew that he’d win to avoid elimination in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. He was coming off a post-race meltdown at Charlotte, where he became a menace behind the wheel after realizing his title hopes had potentially slipped away. Hamlin had to be restrained from trying to fight him, Matt Kenseth attacked him from behind and it was his Penske crew that rushed to his rescue. Keselowski earned a $50,000 fine from NASCAR, withstood a hailstorm of criticism from his peers, and kept his mouth shut as he went with his team to Martinsville Speedway in C
Virginia for two days of testing last week. It was there that he vowed his season was not ending at Talladega. Promising to win is one thing, but delivering is a much taller order. Only Keselowski did it, pulling off the equivalent of a walk-off home run or a two-touchdown rally in the final two minutes of a game. Team Penske was not in the least bit surprised. “I don’t think this is the first time we’ve seen Brad step up to the plate,” crew chief Paul Wolfe said. “Seems like everyone is against him, seems like that fires him up more. He sets his mind to something, he’s going to make it happen.” It takes a special talent to deliver in high-pressure situations, especially when it seems like an entire industry is against you. There’s only been one other driver in the last decade, Tony Stewart, to climb off the ropes in the face of self-inflicted adversity and he backed up his actions and his words with three championships. Keselowski is proving to be the current-day Stewart — the driver who does what he wants
and refuses to toe the line. He speaks up when he doesn’t believe something is right, he isn’t politically correct for the sake of staying on the good side of NASCAR or his sponsors, and he takes pride in marching to his own beat. Keselowski claimed Sunday he doesn’t enjoy the himagainst-the-world mentality, and that fighting so many battles is only making his life harder. But he’s keenly aware at how difficult the road to NASCAR’s top series was, and that he scratched and clawed his way into a top-level ride at a time of very little turnover. He notes that he and nowteammate Joey Logano broke into the Sprint Cup Series at the same time and are the only drivers to make it stick five years later. “What other drivers came from that era and are successful? There isn’t one. There’s not one that came through those four or five years,” he said. “That’s for good reason. They’ve been ran out of the sport. I’m not going to let that happen. That means sometimes there’s going to be some uncomfortable moments.
Certainly there were some uncomfortable moments this week. I hope there’s not any more uncomfortable moments in the future, but there probably will be.” It helps to have the unwavering support of team owner Roger Penske, who was given the only Cup championship of his career with Keselowski’s 2012 title. He gives his driver latitude to make recommendations for the organization, to confidently be a leader of his race team. Penske doesn’t care if Keselowski is liked in the garage — and make no mistake, he probably doesn’t crack the top-20 in popularity among his peers — but Penske on Sunday rebuked those drivers as jealous rivals. It was the public affirmation Keselowski needed to show the world that like him or hate him, he’s not changing and he’s not going anywhere. “I’d stand up for him anywhere,” Penske said. “Look, I like him. He’s a great driver, we have a long-term relationship with him. If he wants to get a little upset sometimes, that’s OK with me.”
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Sports Briefs Tsalteshi to host Spook Night on Sunday Tsalteshi Trails Association will hold its fourth annual Spook Night event Sunday at the Skyview trailhead. Costumed kids ages 10 and under can trick-or-treat on a one-kilometer section of the trails, from stations sponsored by various businesses and organizations in the community. The cost is $10 per child for the first two kids in a family, and $5 for each additional sibling up to six kids total. There is no charge for required chaperones. Advance registration is available at www.tsalteshi.org. Day-of-event registration and preregistered check-in begins at 5 p.m. and closes at 6:15 p.m. Sunday. Trick-or-treating opens at 5 p.m. and closes at 6:30 p.m. A five-kilometer Zombie Run begins at 6 p.m. Advance registration is available at www.tsalteshi.org. Day-of-race registration and preregistered check-in begins at 5 p.m. Costumed dogs on leashes are welcome. Cost is $30, with a $5 discount for active TTA members (enter promo code TTAMEMBER in online registration) and an additional $5 discount for those in costume. The event includes a free chili feed, and prizes for winning runners. Sponsors are needed for Trick-or-Treat Trail stations. To reserve a station or for more information, contact Jenny Neyman at 907-394-6397 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kings suspend Voynov after domestic violence arrest LOS ANGELES — The NHL suspended Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov indefinitely Monday after the two-time Stanley Cup winner’s arrest on suspicion of domestic violence. Voynov was booked and released at the Redondo Beach jail after his arrest early Monday morning at a Torrance hospital on suspicion of corporal injury to a spouse, Redondo Beach police Lt. Joe Hoffman said. The 24-year-old Russian defenseman posted $50,000 bail. “These developments are of great concern to our organization,” the Kings said in a statement. “We support the NHL’s decision to suspend Slava Voynov indefinitely during this process, and we will continue to take appropriate action as the legal proceedings and the investigation by the NHL take their course.” Craig Renetzky, the attorney representing Voynov, told The Associated Press that Voynov hasn’t yet been charged with a crime. His next court date is Dec. 1, Renetzky said. “We’re still investigating with the police,” Renetzky said. “It’s very early on in the proceedings. We’re just asking everybody to be patient, because arrests don’t always lead to charges and convictions.” The soft-spoken Voynov, who speaks limited English, was a key contributor to the Kings’ two championship teams in the past three seasons, playing an aggressive two-way game from the blue line. The Siberia native also played for Russia at the Sochi Olympics. “He’s not familiar with our legal system, so he had a lot of questions,” Renetzky said. Redondo Beach police responded to a neighbor’s report of a woman screaming and crying in Voynov’s neighborhood on Sunday night, but couldn’t find anyone, Hoffman said. About 90 minutes later, Voynov was arrested after a nurse at the Torrance hospital called police to report the alleged victim was being treated for injuries that “alarmed” — Staff and wire reports the emergency-room staff.
Football NFL Standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East New England Buffalo Miami N.Y. Jets South Indianapolis Houston Tennessee Jacksonville North Baltimore Cincinnati Pittsburgh Cleveland West Denver San Diego Kansas City Oakland
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gled staying healthy in the preseason and spent the first six weeks on the inactive list, with a beautiful rainbow that the rookie caught in the back of the end zone to make it 13-10 with 1:27 left. “Everybody started clicking,” Bryant said. “Everybody woke up. It was good to make the play to have the team wake up, get the momentum going.” The Steelers were just getting started. Foster fumbled deep in Houston territory two plays after Bryant’s score and the Steelers recovered. Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Todd Haley, who has faced heavy criticism for his play-calling, went deep into his book to help the Steelers take the lead.
On first-and-goal, Roethlisberger flipped the ball to Brown, who was coming in motion. The Pro Bowl wide receiver then spun back around to his left and fired a strike to Lance Moore in the end zone. “We worked on it like two times in practice,” Brown said. “The first time was a little funny but the second time it panned out.” Houston’s issues escalated on the next snap when Fitzpatrick’s throw over the middle was deflected into the arms of Pittsburgh defensive end Brett Keisel. The 36-year-old took the second pick of his career to the Houston 8. Roethlisberger found Brown for a 6-yard gain and then hit Bell — who was uncovered after going in motion — for a touchdown. The turnaround left Heinz Field euphoric and the Texans and Watt stunned.
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Thursday, Oct. 23 San Diego at Denver, 4:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26 Detroit vs. Atlanta at London, 5:30 a.m. St. Louis at Kansas City, 9 a.m. Houston at Tennessee, 9 a.m. Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 9 a.m. Seattle at Carolina, 9 a.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati, 9 a.m. Miami at Jacksonville, 9 a.m. Chicago at New England, 9 a.m. Buffalo at N.Y. Jets, 9 a.m. Philadelphia at Arizona, 12:05 p.m. Oakland at Cleveland, 12:25 p.m. Indianapolis at Pittsburgh, 12:25 p.m. Green Bay at New Orleans, 4:30 p.m. Open: N.Y. Giants, San Francisco Monday, Oct. 27 Washington at Dallas, 4:30 p.m. All Times ADT
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First Quarter Hou_Blue 11 pass from Fitzpatrick (Bullock kick), 5:55. Second Quarter Hou_FG Bullock 39, 13:34. Hou_FG Bullock 38, 7:16. Pit_FG Suisham 44, 3:08. Pit_Bryant 35 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick), 1:27. Pit_Moore 3 pass from A.Brown (Suisham kick), 1:03. Pit_Bell 2 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick), :14. Fourth Quarter Hou_FG Bullock 31, 11:47. Pit_FG Suisham 30, 5:50. Pit_FG Suisham 40, 3:04. Hou_Foster 1 pass from Fitzpatrick (Bullock kick), 1:31. A_56,375. Hou Pit First downs 20 18 Total Net Yards 393 328 Rushes-yards 30-132 25-76 Passing 261 252 Punt Returns 1-1 2-21 Kickoff Returns 4-59 4-45 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 1-16 Comp-Att-Int 21-32-1 24-34-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 1-1 3-16 Punts 3-45.0 4-44.0 Fumbles-Lost 3-2 1-1 Penalties-Yards 4-20 6-38 Time of Possession 27:54 32:06 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING_Houston, Foster 20102, Fitzpatrick 5-16, Blue 5-14. Pittsburgh, Bell 12-57, Blount 7-9, Archer 2-7, Roethlisberger 4-3. PASSING_Houston, Fitzpatrick 21-32-1-262. Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger 23-33-0-265, A.Brown 1-1-0-3. RECEIVING_Houston, Hopkins 6-108, A.Johnson 5-77, Foster 4-13, Graham 2-24, D.Johnson 1-15, Blue 1-11, Fiedorowicz 1-9, Martin 1-5. Pittsburgh, A.Brown 9-90, Bell 8-88, Bryant 2-40, Moore 2-12, Heyward-Bey 1-17, Miller 1-13, Blount 1-8. MISSED FIELD GOALS_None.
Hockey NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 6 5 1 0 10 20 20 Ottawa 5 4 1 0 8 14 10 Tampa Bay 5 3 1 1 7 17 10 Detroit 5 3 1 1 7 11 8 Boston 7 3 4 0 6 15 17 Toronto 6 2 3 1 5 15 19 Florida 5 1 2 2 4 5 11 Buffalo 6 1 5 0 2 8 22
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this series, I think both teams are even,” he said. Royals reserve Raul Ibanez, who’s enjoyed postseason success in the past, said “determination and will” carry players in the fall. Yet the timing and confidence that lifts them for so long can be lost in a hurry. All of a sudden, a ball that might’ve been a solid double becomes a soft fly. A line drive up the middle turns into a foul ball straight back. A big hit winds up a great catch. Just like that, a magical touch is missing, and can’t be recaptured until it’s too late. Royals catcher Salvador Perez hooted at himself after a popup and an easy grounder in BP on Monday, and changed bats for his next round. He
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Monday’s Games Edmonton 3, Tampa Bay 2 Tuesday’s Games San Jose at Boston, 3 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at New Jersey, 3 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Islanders, 3 p.m. Detroit at Montreal, 3:30 p.m. Arizona at Nashville, 4 p.m. Carolina at Winnipeg, 4 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago, 4:30 p.m. Vancouver at Dallas, 4:30 p.m. Florida at Colorado, 5 p.m. Tampa Bay at Calgary, 5 p.m. All Times ADT
Basketball NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W Toronto 5 Brooklyn 3 Boston 4 New York 2 Philadelphia 2 Southeast Division Orlando 3 Atlanta 3 Washington 3 Charlotte 3 Miami 2 Central Division Cleveland 4 Detroit 4 Chicago 4 Milwaukee 3 Indiana 2
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homered on his final swing. “When you’ve been playing for seven or eight months, it’s nice to have an off day every now and then. But when you do have those workout days where you just go in and hit BP and take grounders and stuff, you try to keep it as much like game day as possible,” Giants first baseman Brandon Belt said. Royals designated hitter
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Monday’s Games New Orleans 88, Washington 84 Cleveland 107, Chicago 98 Brooklyn 99, Philadelphia 88 Milwaukee 120, New York 107 Atlanta 117, Charlotte 114, OT Dallas 108, Memphis 103 San Antonio 106, Sacramento 99 Tuesday’s Games Indiana at Minnesota, 4 p.m. Utah at Oklahoma City, 4 p.m. Houston at Miami, 4 p.m. Portland vs. Denver at Boulder, CO, 5 p.m. Phoenix vs. L.A. Lakers at Anaheim, CA, 6 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 6:30 p.m. All Times ADT
Baseball Postseason WORLD SERIES (Best-of-7) All games televised by Fox Tuesday, Oct. 21: San Francisco (Bumgarner 18-11) at Kansas City (Shields 14-8), 4:07 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22: San Francisco (Peavy 6-4) at Kansas City (Ventura 14-10), 4:07 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24: Kansas City at San Francisco (Hudson 9-13), 4:07 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25: Kansas City at San Francisco (Vogelsong 8-13), 4:07 p.m. All Times ADT
Transactions BASEBALL American League DETROIT TIGERS — Named Dave Littlefield major league scout. National League CINCINNATI REDS — Fired third base coach Steve Smith. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association
Billy Butler said he didn’t see the five-day break being a detriment. “Hey, they’ve had four days off. That’s the way you look at it. They played one day later than we have — they’ve had a layoff, too,” he said. “I don’t know if it’ll play any factor. It definitely won’t be the reason if we go out there and don’t win tomorrow,” But-
DETROIT PISTONS — Waived C Hasheem Thabeet, F Brian Cook, G Josh Bostic and G Lorenzo Brown. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS_ Signed G Sean Kilpatrick. LOS ANGELES LAKERS — Waived G Keith Appling and F Jeremy Tyler. MIAMI HEAT — Signed G Larry Drew II. MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES — Waived C Kyrylo Fesenko. FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS — Placed C Peter Konz on injured reserve. Signed OT Jonathan Scott. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed FB Kiero Small from the practice squad. Waived FB Ray Agnew. DENVER BRONCOS — Signed RB Kapri Bibbs. Waived LB Shaquil Barrett. DETROIT LIONS — Signed TE Kellen Davis. Released S Jerome Couplin. Signed WR Ifeanyi Momah to the practice squad. ST. LOUIS RAMS — Released WR Austin Pettis. Released WR Emory Blake from the practice squad. TENNESSEE TITANS — Waived TE Brett Brackett. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL — Suspended Los Angeles D Slava Voynov indefinitely from all club activities pending a formal investigation by the league of an arrest with charges of domestic violence. ANAHEIM DUCKS — Recalled G John Gibson from Norfolk (AHL). Reassigned G Jason LaBarbera to Norfolk. CALGARY FLAMES — Signed D T.J. Brodie to a five-year contract extension. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Placed G Curtis McElhinney on injured reserve. Recalled G Anton Forsberg from Springfield (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS — Assigned G Petr Mrazek to Grand Rapids (AHL). MONTREAL CANADIENS — Recalled F Michael Bournival from Hamilton (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Reassigned RW Tom Wilson to Hershey (AHL). LACROSSE National Lacrosse League BUFFALO BANDITS — Agreed to terms with M Brandon Goodwin, F Cody McMahon and G Rance Vigneux on one-year contracts. COLLEGE KANSAS STATE — Announced men’s basketball F Jack Karapetyan will transfer.
ler said. Shields and Bumgarner seemed unconcerned. This will be Shields’ first start since Oct. 10 in the AL Championship Series opener against Baltimore. “I think this late in the year almost too much throwing is too much,” he said. “So I’ve just kind of rested my body up for tomorrow.”
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Kenai Peninsula College invites applications for a Nurse Practitioner for its Student Health Clinic. This position will be responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses of KRC students. Additionally, the Nurse Practitioner is responsible for accurate health education designed to enhance the well-being and reduce harmful health behaviors of the campus community. This is a 9-month position, 24 hours per week, salary depends on experience. See list of responsibilities, qualifications and to apply online:
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Cook Inlet, AK Saxon Drilling is a growing international oilfield services company that operates an established drilling and well servicing business to oil & gas exploration and production companies in North America, South America, the Middle East, and South East Asia. We are looking for a Rig Safety Training Coordinator (RSTC) to support our drilling rigs in the Cook Inlet area of Alaska. This position works with local management in establishing and continuously improving the Health Safety and Environment culture within the worksite, and assists the rig managers in coordinating and implementing the QHSE management system and tools. Maintains a strong presence in the field through regular rig visits and interactions with employees at all levels. Ensures daily implementation of HSE systems. Provides required safety related training and new employee orientations as needed. Ensures that company policies are posted, known, understood and applied by all employees. 3-5 yrs experience in similar safety roles. Previous experience in the oil and gas industry preferred. Must have initiative, high energy levels, and good communication skills. Must be comfortable training/presenting in front of small and large groups. Competitive compensation and great benefits. Apply online at: http://www.saxonservices.com/ Saxon Drilling is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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CITY OF KENAI, ALASKA Position Vacancy Animal Control Assistant II. Pay $ 21.24 per hour. This is a part-time temporary position, working 24 hours per week for approximately five months. This position performs animal control activities, providing support services for Kenai Animal Control. Position announcement, job description and application are available through the Alaska Job Center Network, (907) 335-3010. Submit resume and City of Kenai application form by November 6, 2014 to the Peninsula Job Service, 11312 Kenai Spur Hwy., Kenai, AK 99611. The City of Kenai is an equal opportunity employer. For more information about the City of Kenai, visit our homepage at www. ci.kenai.ak.us.
Good command of the English language with excellent grammar, spelling and mathematical skills. Proficiency with both Mac and PC computer platforms using standard Word/ Excel and Outlook. 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. Positive attitude and being self motivated. The successful candidate will work directly with customers, perform some light bookkeeping, and learn to answer phones using a 42+line switchboard. Hours are Monday – Friday 8am- 5pm. Position starts above minimum wage with benefits. Submit completed application attention: Peninsula Clarion Leslie Talent PO Box 3009 Kenai, AK 99611 Email resumes to email@example.com or fax (907)283-8144 No Phone Calls. The Peninsula Clarion is an EOE. Applications are available at our offices on 150 Trading Bay Road in Kenai, Suite 1.
Wanted: Scribe with Medical background Needed for busy Orthopaedic practice. 3- 5 years' experience, Orthopaedics preferred but not required Must be professional, multitask well and have strong communication skills. Must have strong spelling, typing and medical terminology knowledge M- Thursday, with possibility of more hours Please fax resumes to 907-262-0834 Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Healthcare MEDICAL ASSISTANT/ Clinical Reimbursement Coordinator Needed for surgeon’s office. Must have strong clinical background, knowledge of medical terminology and good typing skills. Duties include: Coding, billing, collections, obtaining prior authorizations, answering telephones, assisting physician in clinic. Typing test required. Salary DOE. Send resume to: 220 Spur View Drive Kenai 99611 or fax (907)283-6443 or call (907)283-5400. C
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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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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
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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.
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Retail/Commercial Space PRIME KENAI RETAIL/ OFFICE SPACE 1,832SqFt to 20,000SqFt. Rates start @ $.50SqFt. Call Carr Gottstein Properties, (907)564-2424 or visit www.carrgottstein.com
Notice to Creditors IN THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE STATE OF ALASKA THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT AT KENAI In the Matter of the Estate
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of HUEL LEE WADDELL,
Deceased. Case No. 3KN-14-169
Property Management and Oversight Division 170 N. Birch Suite 101, Soldotna (907)262-2522 Mary.Parske@century21.com www.Century21FreedomRealty.com
NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented to the undersigned Personal Representative of the estate, at DOLIFKA & ASSOCIATES, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, P.O. Box 498, Soldotna, Alaska, 99669.
DATED this 15th day of October, 2014.
FSBO WINTER MASSAGE Relaxation. Buy one, get one free. (907)598-4999, (907)398-8896
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE CARRIE JOAN WADDELL PUBLISH: 10/21, 28, 11/4, 2014
Notice to Creditors Health IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE STATE OF ALASKA AT KENAI
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
Apartments, Unfurnished NIKISKI Lakefront Apartments 2-Bedroom/1-Bath $850. each plus Tax, Electric. 1-Bedroom/1-Bath $550. plus Tax Century 21 Freedom Realty Property Management (907)262-2522 REDOUBT VIEW Soldotna’s best value! Quiet, freshly painted, close to schools. 1-Bedroom from $625. 2-Bedroom from $725. 3-Bedroom, 2-bath, from $825. No pets. (907)262-4359.
Apartments, Furnished 1-LARGE ROOM FULLY FURNISHED Soldotna, quiet setting, includes utilities. (907)394-2543. C
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.
Duplex 2-BEDROOM 1-Bath, washer/dryer, heated garage, Kenai. $830. plus electric. No smoking, no pets. (907)394-2646. SOLDOTNA DUPLEX 1-bedroom each side, washer/dryer, Utilities included. $950. NO PETS/ NO SMOKING. (907)262-7122 WEST POPPY DUPLEX for Rent or sale. 1,100sqft. 3-Bedroom, 1-bath, garage, laundry. Exterior newly painted. Excellent rental history. $1,300. to rent available early Nov. Buy for $263,000. OBO. (907)252-9153.
In the Matter of the Estate of ANDREA THORP RANSOM Deceased. Case No. 3KN-14-162
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
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Homes NINILCHIK 3-bedroom home. $750. month you pay heat we pay electric. Available Nov. 1st. (907)242-6698 SOLDOTNA/ Endicott Executive home, River front, furnished 3-bedroom, 3-bath, appliances included, long term lease, $2,500. (907)252-7110 WHY RENT ????? Why rent when you can own, many low down & zero down payment programs available. Let me help you achieve the dream of home ownership. Call Now !!! Ken Scott, #AK203469. (907)395-4527 or cellular, (907)690-0220. Alaska USA Mortgage Company, #AK157293.
Retail/ Commercial Space 900Sq.ft. -5,000Sq.ft. Office/ Retail space, second floor. Close to Soldotna City Hall/ Borough/ Post office. Utilities included. (907)262-5888
Roommate Wanted ROOMMATE WANTED 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath on K-Beach. $375/ month Share electric. (907)335-0050
Financial Auctions Business for Sale Financial Opportunities Mortgages/Loans
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DATED this 26th day of September, 2014.
PUBLISH: 10/7, 14, 21, 2014
Subcontractor and Supplier Bids Requested for Ship Creek Water Treatment Facility Heat Exchanger Bids Requested October 23, 2014 Bid Time: 2:30 pm Alaska Time CORNERSTONE GENERAL CONTRACTORS 5050 Cordova St. Anchorage, AK 99503 Phone: (907) 561-1993 Fax: (907) 561-7899 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org We are an EEO and request bids from all businesses including DBE/MBE/WBE PUBLISH: 10/10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 2014 1955/73750
Boat Supplies/ Parts USED TWIN DISC 506 2-1 transmission, right-hand rotation. $2,500. (907)567-3334
Transportation 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
Trailers 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 email@example.com 2014 26x8.5FT. Heavy duty, tandem axle, enclosed, trailer/ car hauler with man door. Lightly used. $7,000. Call (907)420-0434
Pets & Livestock Birds Cats Dogs Horses Livestock Livestock Supplies Pet Services Pet Supplies
WANTED Mark Chestnitt program book. Will pay $50. for concert book Call Mark G toll-free 877-208-4596
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that SCOTT A. RANSOM has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the decedent are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred.
Scott A. Ransom PO Box 1587 Seward, Alaska, 99664
Services Appliance Repair Auction Services Automotive Repair Builders/Contractors Cabinetry/Counters Carpentry/Odd Jobs Charter Services Child Care Needed Child Care Provided Cleaning Services Commercial Fishing Education/Instruction Excavating/Backhoe Financial Fishing Guide Services Health Home Health Care Household Cleaning Services House-sitting Internet Lawn Care & Landscaping Masonry Services Miscellaneous Services Mortgages Lenders Painting/Roofing Plumbing/Heating/ Electric Satellite TV Services Snow Removal Tax Services Travel Services Tree Services Veterinary Water Delivery Well Drilling
Public Notices ABANDONED VEHICLES
A 1983 Blazer Vin#1G8EK18H1DF109659, Mlitary truck 96-78 RD yellow 6x6, White Ford NG1EW85042, 1953 Studabaker Gray M-30510 Stock#G-27428358526 have been abandoned. If you wish to claim these vehicles as a lein holder or family member, pleae contact John Samskar, PO Box 2870, Kenai AK 99611 within 30 days after the last publishing date. PUBLISH: 9/30, 10/7, 14, 21, 2014
KENAI KENNEL CLUB
Pawsitive training for all dogs & puppies. Agility, Conformation, Obedience, Privates & Rally. www.kenaikennelclub.com (907)335-2552 Kivi’s Ranch has Karelian Bear Dogs For Sale Denise (907)394-8605
Public Notices IN THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE STATE OF ALASKA THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT AT KENAI In the Matter of a Change of Name for:
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CODY HOWELL, Current Name of Adult Case No: 3KN-14-00734CI
Notice of Petition to Change Name A petition has been filed in the Superior Court (Case # 3KN-14-00734CI) requesting a name change from (current name) CODY HOWELL to CODY MITCHELL WILLOW. A hearing on this request will be held on October 31, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. at Courtroom 6, Kenai Courthouse, 125 Trading Bay Drive, Suite 100 Kenai, AK.
AUGUST 25, 2014 Effective Date:
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PUBLISH: 9/30, 10/7, 14, 21, 2014
Education/ Instruction RESIDENTIAL CONTRACTORS Test Prep Course. Wisdom & Associates, Inc. (907)283-0629.
Health **ASIAN MASSAGE** Please make the phone ring. Call anytime. (907)598-4999
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Recreation 1-BEDROOM HOUSE Beaver Loop. Single or couple preferred. No smoking, no pets. $675. (907)283-4488.
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Verbal abuse at day care cries out for intervention child abuse. Many also suggested contacting Child Protective Services and afterward following up to make sure this issue has been investigated. If not, the local police should then be notified.
ing with the loss of something so valuable to me. Obviously, I am willing to wait until marriage, but how do I deal with this until then? — DISAPPOINTED IN RENO DEAR DISAPPOINTED: If you are confused about your lady friend’s “180,” I think you’re justified. If her religious beliefs prevented her from having sex before marriage, she wouldn’t have jumped the gun — and I’m assuming the two of you weren’t making love in front of her children. Her change in DEAR ABBY: I have behavior may be an attempt to hasten the date of been dating “Brenda” for your wedding. three months. For the most However, because you no longer feel as close to part it has been amazing. I Abigail Van Buren her, put on the brakes and start premarital counknow she’s the woman I want seling. The first subject on the agenda should be a to marry and be with for the frank discussion about sex and what it means to rest of my life. I would do anything for her, which is why I’m hav- both of you. It will help you understand each other better ing a hard time. We had a great sexual relationship until a week ago, when she decided she wants to wait until before you commit for a lifetime, because three we are married to have sex again. For me, sex is an ex- months isn’t very long for a couple to date, and you tremely important part of a relationship. I feel close to really don’t know Brenda very well yet. Brenda physically and emotionally through sex. Now Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also that she’s refusing, I don’t feel as close to her. Brenda cites her religious faith and setting an ex- known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her ample for her kids as the reasons she now wants to mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. wait. I’m having a hard time understanding her point DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA of view and am looking for guidance from you on cop- 90069.
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Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Virgo if born before 7:12 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Libra. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014: This year you often demonstrate unusual creativity. Others will notice this trait and seek you out when they need a great idea. Brainstorm all you want, but don’t drain yourself unnecessarily. If you are single, others find you to be intriguing, and want to get to know you better. You might choose to play the field for a while, as you sort through different potential suitors. If you are attached, the two of you stretch your wings and tackle a new commitment together; you will become closer as a result. LIBRA might not be as strong-willed as you are. 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 see that those close to you aren’t being realistic. Do you really want to burst their bubble? It might be best to let them realize on their own that perhaps a little bend in the road is necessary. Tonight: Go along with someone else’s suggestion. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH You might be thinking about someone close, and, as a result, you might have a difficult time trying to clear your mind. Focus on one task at a time. A brisk walk also might help. Avoid conversations that could slide you into reverie. Tonight: Where you want to be. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH Be playful, but recognize that
others might not be in the same mood. You inadvertently could cause someone to distance himor herself from you. Note your feelings, but don’t act on them just yet. You will need to make amends before anything else happens. Tonight: Full of fun. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Defer to someone else, but understand that his or her suggestion might not hold the answer to a problem. You might want to go into your imagination to find the best path. Take some time to distance yourself from this issue first. Tonight: Follow the music. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH You might want to rethink a situation carefully involving funds and an agreement. You also might want to do some price comparison as you attempt to create stronger limits. Ask questions to decide which direction to head in. Tonight: Get to the bottom of an issue. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH Rethink a situation that involves an important decision more carefully. You also might be more confused than you realize about the financial implications of a money agreement. Slow down if you feel uncomfortable or unsure of yourself. Tonight: Treat a friend to dinner. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH You seem to have strong aspirations that often toss you into limbo when facing decisions involving other people. You might want to go over your priorities once more. For the moment, your charm will smooth over any rough moments; use it wisely. Tonight: All smiles.
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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHH Know when to pull back and do more observing. Think about how to handle a creative endeavor or a long-desired goal. A child or new love interest could be playing into your thoughts as well. You’ll have some time before acting. Tonight: Make the most of the moment. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH Open up a discussion when surrounded by like-minded people. You will get feedback, which will inspire you even more. Try to remain grounded, and you will find the right route. Tonight: Where the crowds are. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH Reach out to a respected relative. You might not like every word you hear, but you’ll see the wisdom in this person’s thoughts. Ask questions and confirm what you hear. You might need to accept more responsibility. Tonight: Out till the wee hours. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH Reach out to someone wise to get feedback. Even if you decide not to take the advice, he or she will not be upset. This person understands more than you might realize. Remain alert and cautious with your finances. Know when to postpone a decision. Tonight: Revise the budget. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHHH Be willing to discuss a problem with a treasured friend or loved one. You often take a positive perspective of a situation that actually might be rather problematic. This person knows how to let you see that your plan is less than realistic. Tonight: Visit over dinner.
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DEAR ABBY: I would like to weigh in on your response to “Day Care Drama in Indiana” (Sept. 1), whose neighbor screams at the children in her day care. I worked for 25 years investigating serious complaints, many involving verbal abuse, against day care providers for my state’s licensing agency. It is critical for this reader to contact Indiana’s licensing agency and make a complaint. Verbal abuse is extremely damaging to young children, and parents are often reluctant to believe their provider would subject their children to such cruelty. Also, if your reader is hearing screaming, there could easily be hitting taking place as well. If your reader were to approach the children’s parents individually as you advised, they would likely discount him/her as a “cranky neighbor.” However, if the licensing investigator were to pay a visit and interview the older past and present children, as we do in our state, the provider would be cited — or closed down — and the findings could be presented to the parents by an objective party. — RETIRED BUT CONCERNED DEAR RETIRED BUT CONCERNED: Thank you for correcting me. Many readers agreed that this situation should be reported immediately to the agency that monitors day care centers. To remain silent and allow the abuse to continue would also be
Peninsula Clarion, Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Pit bull vote aims to settle disputes over ban on breeds By KRISTEN WYATT Associated Press
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Sharee Talbot wants her dog back. For now, though, she has to drive out of town to visit Buddy because the two-year-old pit bull isn’t allowed in her hometown of Aurora. “Look at him. He’s funny. He’s goofy,” Talbot said on a recent visit with Buddy and his foster family at an Englewood dog park. Talbot had to give up Buddy last year after an Aurora animal control officer seized him for violating city’s ban on pit bulls. Voters will consider repealing their nine-year-old pit bull ban on November ballots. Talbot is hoping voters ax the ban and allow her to take Buddy home. “I’d take him home in a heartbeat,” Talbot said. Aurora’s vote, the first in the nation on a general-election ballot, could presage other public votes on so-called “breed-specific legislation,” laws that either ban some types of dogs or require they be sterilized. Aurora’s pit bull ban is one of several along the Front Range. Denver, Castle Rock, Commerce City and Louisville are among 700 or so cities nationwide that prohibit pit bulls or other dog breeds deemed a public safety risk. Pit bulls are getting a warmer reception in recent years, though. Nineteen states now have laws that
prohibit communities from banning dog breeds. Aurora is a rarity for putting the question to a public vote. Aurora officials sent the question to voters after years of fielding complaints that its pit bull ban is unfair and punishes dogs instead of negligent owners. “We wanted to resolve the question,” Aurora councilman Bob LeGare said. “This issue would just continually come back to us every couple years.” The vote sets animal activists at odds. Aurora’s animal care division opposes repeal, saying dog bites in the city have gone down since the ban was adopted in 2005. The Texas-based group DogsBite argues that it’s humane to ban breeds because pit bulls are disproportionately euthanized relative to other breeds. “Nationwide we euthanize a million pit bulls a year, and the breed takes up a lot of resources in our shelters,” said DogsBite founder Colleen Lynn, who survived a dog mauling in 2007. But some animal activists including the American Kennel Club say banning entire dog breeds is less effective than targeting irresponsible dog owners. “These kinds of breed bans hurt responsible owners more than irresponsible owners,” AKC spokeswoman Lisa Peterson said. Breed bans have been challenged but upheld in Colorado courts.
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A-16 Peninsula Clarion, Tuesday, October 21, 2014
October 21, 2014 edition of the Peninsula Clarion