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In the news Boys, girls teams to get equal time at Sitka field SITKA, Alaska (AP) — The Sitka School District has reached a settlement that will give the high school baseball and softball teams equitable time to practice and play at the city-owned field. Superintendent Mary Wegner told the school board this week that an agreement had been signed with the person who filed the complaint under a federal anti-discrimination law. The agreement was “very realistic, and something that will help us move our initiative forward in sharing Moller Field,” Wegner said. The city-owned field opened in 2012 following renovations. Baseball, which historically played there, claimed the new field, though accommodations were provided for softball games. The equitable time agreement will help the district avoid further investigation by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, KCAW reported. District officials had worried that such an investigation would put some programs at risk.

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Metal found in teen’s Halloween candy By DAN BALMER Peninsula Clarion

Soldotna police are warning parents to pay close attention to their kid’s Halloween candy after a Soldotna teen found a razor blade and small screw in a box of candy last Friday. A parent met with Soldotna police Wednesday after their 13-year-old found a three quarter inch by one quarter inch razor blade and a small screw inside a package of Nerds candy the teen obtained sometime after 7 p.m. Halloween night in Soldotna, according to a Soldotna Police press release. The razor blade and screw inside the box were found before the candy was con-

sumed and the parents reported the incident to police. Soldotna Police Chief Peter Mlynarik said it is unknown exactly where the candy was received but it is believed to be in the area near the 200 and 300 blocks between Central Peninsula Hospital and Soldotna High School. Mlynarik said this is the first case his department has received. The case is under investigation. One of the questions is if the box was sealed or tampered with. The chance of the metal pieces ending up in the candy box as part of a manufacturer error is remote, he said. “A screw and razor did not get in the box accidently,” he said. “We don’t want to see any children get injured. It’s important to check their candy for the rare oc-

currence and be aware if a package looks suspicious.” Police in other parts of the country have received similar reports of razor blades found in Halloween candy. A razor blade was found in a Tootsie Roll package in Vineland New Jersey, according to Two razor blades were found in a candy bar package in Umatilla, Florida, according to the Orlando Sentinel. A razor blade was also found in a Twix candy bar in Maiden, North Carolina, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Kenai Police Chief Gus Sandahl said they have not received any reports of metal found in Halloween candy. Reach Dan Balmer at daniel.balmer@

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Kenai man guilty in fatal crash By MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER

HOMER — More than four years after a 2010 Memorial Day weekend car crash killed a Washington, D.C., woman, a Kenai man last week pleaded guilty to manslaughter for recklessly causing the death of Kathleen Benz, then 25. At a hearing Oct. 30 at Kenai Superior Court, Alfred Jones, 51, entered guilty pleas for one count of manslaughter and one consolidated count of third-degree assault for placing

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion

Ground game Members of the Mountain View Elementary Boys and Girls Club basketball league learn to dribble on Thursday at the Kenai Recreation Center in Kenai.

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Kenai adds fine Company seeks private for Nikiski water test to clear streets wells Surveyors to generate a model By DAN BALMER Peninsula Clarion

Since the beginning of October Kenai police have left warnings to residents who park on the street overnight to make way for plow vehicles. While the snow hasn’t stuck around yet, a Kenai Municipal Code prohibits people from leaving any vehicles unattended on city streets between the hours of 4 a.m. and 8 a.m. from October to May. During this period, nightshift police officers have attempted to clear the streets to allow room for crews that plow in the early morning, said Kenai Police Chief Gus Sandahl. The Kenai City Council Wednesday passed an amendment to that ordinance adding a $50 fine, plus a $10 surcharge to residents who have ignored repeated warnings. Sandahl said by establishing a set fine for violators, officers now have “improved options available.” According to a memo from Sandahl to Kenai City Manager Rick Koch, officers currently utilize three options to clear the streets. The first is to place a warning tag on the vehicle. If people don’t respond to the warnings after several notices,

of groundwater movement near contaminated Arness Septage site By RASHAH MCCHESNEY Peninsula Clarion

Darcy McCaughey and her family live in the middle of an area in Nikiski that will soon be the subject of a groundwater modeling study. So, when the company that will undertake the study gave a presentation at a recent community council meetings, McCaughey was one of the first to volunteer her drinking water well for testing. At least four other private landowners in the area have

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given hydrologists and geologists with DOWL HKM, the company contracted by the Kenai Peninsula Borough to track groundwater movement in the area. Their data will be added to a model that, thus far, has about 140 other sources of data, according to project geologists. Eventually, the mode should show groundwater flow, depth and direction in an area of Nikiski that has long been speculated to contain several sources of groundwater contamination. “There’s a lot of uproar over water,” McCaughey said. “OfSee WATER, page A-10

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An ADEC staff member unearthed a 40-foot pipe at the Arness Septage Site. In the 1980s, DEC excavated more than 4,200 gallons of oily waste at the site. Now, researchers are examining groundwater movement in the area.



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six other crash victims in fear of death or injury. Charges of second-degree murder, driving under the influence and fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, methamphetamines, will be dismissed, subject to the approval of Kenai Superior Court Judge Anna Moran. In the agreement, Jones faces between 7 and 11 years in jail, said Kenai District Attorney Scot Leaders. Since being charged in June 2012, Jones has been in custody at Wildwood Pretrial Facility in Kenai. After the crash, he served an 18-month federal sentence for money laundering and was in the process of being released from federal prison

Oil Prices Wednesday’s prices North Slope crude: $80.61, up from $79.21 on Tuesday West Texas Int.: $78.68, up from $77.19 on Tuesday

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when Alaska State Troopers got a warrant for his arrest on the Homer charges and had him extradited to Alaska. Jones was one of 17 Kenai Peninsula residents alleged to have deposited drug money in Alaska banks. Other defendants in the case were alleged to have smuggled 6,000 tablets of oxycodone between Alaska and Nevada in 2009 and 2010. Benz died of her injuries from a May 29, 2010, crash near Mile 163.5 Sterling Highway between Homer and Anchor Point. In charging documents, Kenai Police Officer Casey Hershberger, who responded to the crash as part of a Bureau

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of Highway Patrol team, said Jones drove north in his GMC truck when he drifted over the centerline, forcing three southbound cars off the road. Two other cars also were forced off the road. Benz was a passenger in a Subaru driven by Daniel Fairchild driving behind the other cars. Cars avoiding Jones’ truck kicked up dust and dirt. Fairchild couldn’t avoid being hit by Jones’ truck, and it hit the passenger side of the Subaru where Benz sat. She suffered severe head injuries and died at South Peninsula Hospital. Fairchild and another passenger, Christine Hung, also suffered injuries, as did Jones.



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Fairchild, Hung and people in two other cars forced off the road were friends of Benz she knew from attending Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. The group had visited Alaska for a wedding and been heading to Homer to camp on a family friend’s land. Hershberger said in his affidavit that witnesses claimed Jones did not try to get back in his lane or avoid other cars. Hershberger’s complaint alleged that a blood draw taken from Jones showed he tested positive for metamphetamines, oxycodone, cocaine and marijuana. Jones had filed a motion to suppress the blood test, but See CRASH, page A-10




Peninsula Clarion, Friday, November 7, 2014

Storm headed to Aleutian Islands By RACHEL D’ORO Associated Press

ANCHORAGE — An explosive storm surpassing the intensity of 2012’s Superstorm Sandy is expected to reach Alaska’s western Aleutian Islands over the weekend and bring unseasonably frigid temperatures to much of the U.S. next week, weather forecasters said Thursday. What remains of Typhoon Nuri is moving northeast from off the Japanese coast and is mixing with cold air and the jet stream, which will give it the power to produce hurricane-force winds and waves 50 feet high. It could arrive late Friday or Saturday before weakening in the Bering Sea, the National Weather Service said. The storm potentially could be one of the most intensive to ever hit the North Pacific, weather service forecaster Brian Hurley said. The Coast Guard and Alaska state emergency responders were keeping a close eye on its strength. The system is expected to push cold air into much of the continental U.S. next week, forecaster Bob Oravec said. By the weekend, high temperatures in Minneapolis will only reach the upper 20s, and mid-30s are expected in Chicago — more than 15 degrees below normal.

Snow also is coming to areas including the northern Rockies and northern Plains. While Sandy caused destruction along the urban East Coast, Nuri’s target in the north is a sparsely populated region with a few small communities that are accustomed to severe weather. In fact, 69 mph wind gusts blew in last week in the western Aleutian town of Adak, a former Naval Air Station east of Nuri’s direct route that retains its military appearance. To prepare for the storm, the community’s 100 year-round residents were tying down loose items like picnic tables, storage containers and pallets, and parking cars differently so doors won’t get blown off, city manager Layton Lockett said. A multiuse building that houses the town’s school can also be used as an emergency center if necessary. The storm’s path includes a busy maritime route for cargo ships traveling to or from Asia, as well as the red king crab fishery made famous by the Discovery Channel reality show “Deadliest Catch.” Vessels are finding protected harbors or moving away from the path, according to Brett Farrell with the Marine Exchange of Alaska, a nonprofit maritime organization. No one in their right mind would stick around that area, he said.

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


Applications can be picked up and dropped off at the Alaska State Trooper posts located at 46333 Kalifornsky Beach Road or found on the AST Public Information Office website at “Movember” prostate cancer screenings For more information, contact Dane Gilmore at 907-262The Kenai Medicenter is offering free prostate cancer 4453. screenings every day throughout the month of November. The clinical staff are wearing mustache’s to raise awareness for Cabin Hoppers kick off season prostate cancer. Contact 283-9118 for more information. The Caribou Hills Cabin Hoppers welcome the winter season with their annual Kick Off Party to be held on Nov. 8 from Salute to veterans 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Soldotna Sports Center. This is a famThe community is invited to join together at the Kenai Se- ily friendly, members only event; memberships can be purnior Center for an evening of remembrance and celebration of chased or renewed at the door. No host bar will be available our veterans Monday, November 10 at 3 p.m. The festivities courtesy of The Upper Deck. Barbecued pork spare ribs will begin with the posting of the colors at 3:30 p.m. From 4-6 be provided by BBQ to Go; members whose last names start p.m. veterans will be interviewed on air during KSRM’s Tall with A-R are asked to provide side dishes, salads, etc. while Dark and Handsome Show. The senior center will provide S-Z are asked to bring desserts. There will be door prizes for roast beef for a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. and at 6:15 p.m. the adults and kids, Split the Pot, bucket and silent auctions, and Mountain View Elementary School choir will perform a pa- the Sportsmen’s Warehouse Wall of Goods raffle. triotic concert. Former Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Dave Carey will recite “a bit of history” at 6:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring a side dish to share for the potluck and Birders to flock together stay and visit with our veteran heroes. For more information The Keen Eye Bird Club will meet from 1-3 p.m. Nov. 8 call the Kenai Senior Center at 283-8211. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Bulding on Kalifornsky Beach Road just east of the Bridge Access Road. Bird sightings, enrichment and snacks will be shared. Anyone who enjoys AST accepting applications for Kenai watching birds to any degree will enjoy this gathering. For Peninsula Citizen Academy more information, call call 262-7767 Registration is open for the third Alaska State Troopers Citizen Academy offered in the Soldotna/Kenai area to pro- Woodturners meeting coming around mote and enhance citizen understanding and awareness of the The Kenai Peninsula Woodturners Chapter will hold its role of troopers within the community. After two successful meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday at the woodturning shop in the log sessions in the Central Peninsula, the next will start on Jan. building at mile 100 on the Sterling Highway, just a few miles 13, 2015. The AST program is based on the Citizen Police Academy south of Soldotna where Echo Lake Road meets the highway. (CPA) model used by police agencies throughout the country. There will be a wood turning demonstration. Visitors are alCPAs are intended to open the lines of communication be- ways welcome. Questions? Call 801-543-9122. tween the community and their local police and help expand a police agency’s community-based efforts. AST’s Citizen ReGroup finalizes recycling event plans Academy can also alleviate some misunderstanding by proReGroup, local recycling group, meets Monday, at 6:30 viding citizens a firsthand look at the statutes, regulations and p.m. in room 159 at Kenai Peninsula College. Arrangements policies that guide troopers in their daily duties. Starting in January, the academy will meet 6-9 p.m. every for the Electronic Recycling Event Saturday will be finalized. Tuesday through March 31, 2015. There will be a few Satur- Community members are welcome to attend. Call Jan 252day field trips. Unless otherwise instructed, classes will be 2773 for more information. held at the Emergency Operations Center in Soldotna. Advance registration is required for the academy. Appli- Hospital service area board to meet cants must be at least 18 years old and reside in Alaska. AdThe Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area Board ditionally, participants must pass a background investigation including a criminal history check. Felony and some misde- will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Nov. meanor convictions will preclude participation in the AST 10, at 5:30 p.m. in the Redoubt-Spur conference room located downstairs at Central Peninsula Hospital. Citizens Academy. Application deadline is Dec. 12.

Around the Peninsula

Community Calendar Today 8 a.m. • Alcoholics Anonymous As Bill Sees It Group, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway Unit 71 (Old Carrs Mall). Call 398-9440. 9:45 a.m. • TOPS #AK 196 meets at The Grace Lutheran Church, in Soldotna. Call Dorothy at 262-1303. 10:15 a.m. • Visit the Soldotna Public

Library for a 45-minute free “Yoga Strength” session. Set to modern music, this class makes for a perfect introduction to yoga or a fun addition to your existing routine. Bring your own mat!

Noon • Alcoholics Anonymous recovery group at 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Suite 71 in the old Carrs Mall in Kenai. Call 2621917.

12:30 p.m. • Well Elders Live Longer exercise (W.E.L.L.) will meet at the Nikiski Senior Center. Call instructor Mary Olson at 907-7763745. 8 p.m. • Narcotics Anonymous Support Group “It Works” at URS Club, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Unit 71, Kenai. • AA 12 by 12 at the United Methodist Church, 607 Frontage Road, Kenai. • Twin City Al-Anon Family group, United Methodist Church, 607 Frontage Road in Kenai. Call 907-953-4655.

Saturday 8 a.m. • Alcoholics Anonymous As Bill Sees It Group, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway Unit 71 (Old Carrs Mall). Call 398-9440. 9 a.m. • Al-Anon book study, Central Peninsula Hospital’s Augustine Room, Soldotna. Call 907-9534655. 10 a.m. • Narcotics Anonymous PJ Meeting, URS Club, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Unit 71, Kenai. Noon • Homemade soup, Funny River Community Center. 7 p.m. • Narcotics Anonymous sup-

port group “Dopeless Hope Fiends,” URS Club, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Unit 71, Kenai. 8 p.m. • AA North Roaders Group at North Star Methodist Church, Mile 25.5 Kenai Spur Highway. Call 242-9477. The Community Calendar lists recurring events and meetings of local organizations. To have your event listed, email organization name, day or days of meeting, time of meeting, place, and a contact phone number to


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Now is a good time for avalanche education While we have yet to see heavy snow-

fall here on the central Kenai Peninsula, there has been some in higher elevations, and winter recreation enthusiasts no doubt are tuning up the snowmachines or waxing the skis in anticipation. But before everyone goes tearing off into the backcountry, a word of caution: every year, recreationists are injured or killed in avalanches in Alaska. In recent years, avalanches have killed novice and experienced adventurers alike. Turnagain Pass is a popular destination for winter adventures, but has also seen its share of avalanche incidents. What’s more, even if you’re not headed for the backcountry, just driving through Turnagain Pass takes you through numerous avalanche zones. To draw attention to the issue, Gov. Sean Parnell has proclaimed November to be Avalanche Education Awareness Month. The proclamation notes that many Alaskans enjoy winter outdoor recreation and travel, but goes on to point out that “from seasoned outdoor enthusiasts to highway motorists, all of us in Alaska benefit from avalanche education, and should take advantage of information available through courses, tutorials, and online guides.” That’s good advice, indeed. And now is the perfect time to heed it — while you’re waiting for snow, and before you head out on your next adventure. According to the governor’s proclamation, “all those intending to venture into the Alaskan backcountry should seek out professional avalanche education and keep appropriate avalanche rescue equipment (such as an avalanche probe, beacon, shovel, and more) with them at all times in avalanche-prone terrain.” We’d add that backcountry travelers should not only have those safety items with them, but should also know how to use them. Online resources provide a good place to start. The Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation webpage at has avalanche safety tips. The Alaska Avalanche Information Center webpage at has educational materials, a list of courses available, and snowpack observations from around the state. The Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center includes weather observations as well as a form to submit your own observations. Experiencing the Alaska backcountry during the winter can be truly awesome. Before you head out, invest some time in learning how to minimize the risks. Check the conditions before each trip. A little preparedness can ensure that your next adventure doesn’t end in tragedy.

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Letters to the Editor Residents should not hide in fear Another honest question. It is government’s role to keep us safe from criminals? Why is it, the criminals, government bureaucrats (DA), police and politicians all seem to profit from the increasing fear in the people of Nikiski? All those groups benefit from the “hide in fear” behavior by the people. Politicians tickle our ears to make us feel good and they get re-elected. Police see an opportunity to expand their presence and military armament to keep us all safe. And government bureaucrats (DA) love to keep control over the masses. Of course the criminals benefit when people reject active involvement in self protection and “hide in fear” from the perceived threat. Reminds me of an old 1952 movie with Gary Cooper called “High Noon.” The Marshall could not establish active support from the people in the community, to stand with him against the threat. Marshall Kane found himself alone as the towns people hid in fear. Today, the answer is to spend more money to buy our protection. We are just like those town folk, we too, “hide in fear.” And all the above groups benefit. And the people remain captives in our own homes. Government cannot keep us safe from criminals. I respect the young police officers who risk their lives for my safety. But it is my action that demonstrates my support. Hiding in fear is not supportive. But not all are police are good any more than politicians or government bureaucrats are. Nikiski’s safety will be accomplished through active participation of support and facing our fears.


sory Proposition A1 on Oct. 7 for limited domestic animal control outside the city limits, which we won! Thank you for your love of animals, especially those in jeopardy and for believing in us trying so hard to get this passed. Advisory Proposition A2 failed for funding. Our win was in getting awareness out for the need to help abused, neglected, abandoned and starving animals. Thank you for caring and please don’t stop. We are not going to and will continue to fight, borough wide, for animal welfare. We will fight as long as it takes to save these animals that are victims and have no voice of their own but only voices of people who care. Barbara Romine for the Domestic Animal Protection League volunteers

Bake sale helps out peninsula pets Ingredients for an unbelievable bake sale/fundraiser: A cause people care about; A local business with wonderful, hard working employees who care about the cause: SAVE-U-MORE!; An unbelieveable group of volunteers who put their heart and soul (and money and time) into the cause; A community that comes out to support the cause. Put it all together and you are able to help hundreds of animals in our community. Thanks to everyone who purchased, donated and/or stopped to tell us how much they appreciate what we are doing. Sincerely, Judy Fandrei and all the great volunteers of the Peninsula Spay/Neuter Fund

Funds support area breast cancer patients

Central Peninsula Health Foundation would like to thank Soldotna High School Ray Southwell Volleyball and Coach Kupferschmid for Nikiski their donation of $1,000.00 in support of local breast cancer patients. These ladies in their match with KCHS Volleyball on Oct. Animal protection supporters 14 raised money for Breast Cancer Awareappreciate support ness and made the decision to donate the Thank you to all who voted for Advi- proceeds locally. These funds will help

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provide direct support and treatment for local Kenai Peninsula breast cancer patients. These young ladies deserve our gratitude for everything they do to support residents of the Kenai Peninsula who are affected by breast cancer. Kathy Gensel Central Peninsula Health Foundation Foundation Director

Harvest Auction showcases local artists More than 50 local artists donated their original art, ranging from photography to fiber art, graphic works to water colors and much more, to be displayed in the Harvest Art Exhibit throughout September at the Kenai Fine Arts Center in Old Town Kenai. The exhibit culminated on September 27 with the Peninsula Art Guild’s annual Harvest Art Auction. True to form the 2014 Auction was a festive occasion as well as a fundraiser: J. D. Uponen was on hand to provide musical texture to the evening. The baby grand piano donated by Marilyn and Ralph JohnsonVanDusseldorp was inaugurated with Maria Allison sharing her magic at the keyboard. Dan Pascucci lent his comedic talents to his role as auctioneer. Dinah Mahan astounded all in attendance with her beautifully presented and delectable fare. Art guild volunteers were the back bone of the event, enthusiastically handling the multitude of details, setting up and cleaning up. Local community members, including the Bunnell Street Gallery, Country Liquors, Dave Atcheson, the Espresso Barn, Grant Aviation, Home Depot, Kenai Air, the Kenai River Brewery and River City Books supported the art guild with their generous contributions. The Peninsula Art Guild is grateful to all who supported its 2014 Harvest Art Auction with the contributions of their art, their wares, services, financial help, time and energy. The evening was not only successful in generating funds for the art center’s operating budget but also in celebrating the art center and all it is designed to provide: showcasing local art to our community and at the same time encouraging and supporting the artists who create it. Sincerely,






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Rising beef prices hit fast-food chains By CANDICE CHOI AP Food Industry Writer

NEW YORK — Rising beef prices might not mean the cost of a Whopper is going to skyrocket, but it could mean you’ll be encouraged to order a chicken sandwich instead. Beef prices have climbed in part because of rising demand overseas and droughts in recent years that have caused livestock producers to shrink their cattle herds. The average, year-todate price for 81 percent lean ground beef is $2.18 per pound, said Kevin Good, an analyst at CattleFax, a Colorado-based tracker of the beef industry. That’s up 24 percent from a year ago. The soaring prices have

hurt fast-food restaurants that feature beef as the centerpiece of their menus: Burger King, Wendy’s and McDonald’s — the nation’s three biggest burger chains — all say they’re dealing with higher beef costs. But fast-food chains, which sometimes pass along additional costs for ingredients to customers, realize there’s only so much people are willing to pay for a burger. So, they’re taking other measures to help ease the pressure, such as slashing expenses elsewhere or trying to get people to order other things on their menus. Arby’s, a chain best known for its roast beef sandwiches, next week is rolling out a new line of steak sandwiches. But without providing details, CEO Paul Brown said the company

is also looking for “more opportunities” to promote chicken, which on average accounts for about 10 percent of sales for the chain. “There are certain things you can do, which is promote different items,” Brown said in an interview this week when asked how the company is dealing with rising beef costs. Alex Macedo, president of Burger King’s North American region, also said earlier this year the company is pushing chicken more aggressively to offset rising beef costs. This summer, the chain said it brought back its “Chicken Fries,” which are deep-fried pieces of chicken in the shape of french fries, after “ongoing guest outcries reached a point where they could no longer be

ignored.” The dish was introduced in 2005 and taken off the menu in 2012. Burger King’s website is also currently promoting its Italian Original Chicken Sandwich, as well as a deal for 10 chicken nuggets for $1.49. Burger King is working with franchisees to reduce restaurant costs as well. Carrols Restaurant Group, Burger King’s biggest U.S. franchisee, noted that its beef costs were up 32 percent in the latest quarter from a year ago. Wendy’s on Thursday also announced a plan to cut costs by $30 million to offset challenges, which include rising beef costs. Spokesman Bob Bertini declined to specify how Wendy’s is adjusting its marketing strategy to deal with ris-

ing beef costs. But he said “our varied core menu with many chicken and salad options gives us options.” To drive customer traffic in the U.S., McDonald’s said it’s working to keep prices down despite its rising costs for ingredients. To counter pressures, which include weak sales, McDonald’s Chief Financial Officer Pete Bensen said the company is working with thirdparty experts to analyze its cost structure, including staffing levels. That doesn’t mean fast-food customers will be shielded from rising beef costs entirely. Chipotle raised prices nationally by about an average of 6 percent this past year, with the company citing higher costs for ingredients, including beef.

But Chipotle is enjoying strong sales growth and is more confident about its ability to raise prices without scaring off customers. Companies aren’t expecting higher beef prices to ease up anytime soon. John Harrington, publisher of Hastings, Nebraska-based Feel of the Market who analyzes the cattle market, said livestock producers are just starting to replenish their herds after a drought in recent years. As such, he doesn’t expect prices to ease until 2017. “It just takes so long — two to three years to a breed a cow. You have to get the calf on the ground, grow the calf and then butcher the animal,” Harrington said.

Some in GOP fear schism over Obama, immigration By CHARLES BABINGTON and MICHAEL J. MISHAK Associated Press

WASHINGTON — With President Barack Obama vowing to press ahead on immigration, prominent Hispanic Republicans are worried about the reaction of staunch conservatives. They fear it will harm the party’s ability to win over Latinos in the next presidential election and beyond. While immigration was generally a muted issue in midterm elections dominated by the GOP, Obama promised the next day to move ahead on his own to remove the threat of deportation or grant work permits to an unspecified number of immi-

grants living here illegally. “The initial reaction from Republicans is going to be very ugly and not well- thought-out, unfortunately,” said Alfonso Aguilar, former chief of the U.S. Office of Citizenship in the George W. Bush administration and executive director of Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles. Aguilar said congressional Republicans must offer a plausible alternative to the president’s plan, especially since the GOP-controlled House has shelved bipartisan immigration legislation. His call echoes those of some of the party’s potential 2016 candidates to reach out to Hispanic voters in some way.

“Just saying ‘let’s repeal this,’ or ‘let’s not fund it’ — if that’s the only reaction, that’s going to antagonize Hispanics,” Aguilar said. But House Republican aides note that Speaker John Boehner and others have no effective way to tone down comments of members who stridently oppose looser immigration rules. Indeed, many of those members are proud to defy party leaders. Boehner himself likened Obama’s remarks to playing with matches. “He’s going to burn himself if he continues to go down this path,” Boehner said Thursday, a day after Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell warned the president not to act without congres-

sional approval. Such a move, McConnell said, “poisons the well” for potential bipartisan efforts. A Congress controlled by the GOP come January “will defend itself and our citizens from these lawless actions,” said Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, adding “Americans do not want their borders erased.” Aguilar and others are concerned that conservative firebrands will go further in their rhetoric, perhaps by calling for Obama’s impeachment or for mass deportations — creating a political sweet spot for Democrats not long after the Republican triumph at the polls and exposing a rift inside the GOP

just as the party assumes control of both chambers. “Republicans have a knack for shooting themselves in the foot,” said Carlos Gutierrez, a commerce secretary under Bush who led that administration’s failed effort in 2007 to enact comprehensive immigration changes. “The Republicans can overreact and give the impression that they’re not so much against the concept of executive action but that they’re against immigrants. And that would be a big prob-

lem.” Some possible GOP presidential contenders, including Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, have signaled a desire to tackle an overhaul of the nation’s immigration system next year. Others outside Washington, including Govs. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Rick Perry of Texas, have taken measures to appeal to Hispanics, including passing laws that allow some children of immigrants here illegally to pay in-state tuition at public colleges.



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GPS helps police find abducted woman

Around the World Inventor of CorningWare glass, material used in popular white casserole dishes, dies in NY DES MOINES, Iowa — S. Donald Stookey is no household name, but his best-known invention truly is: CorningWare, the durable, heat-resistant ceramic glass used since the 1950s to make millions upon millions of baked lasagnas, tuna casseroles and other potluck-dinner dishes. The scientist, who died Tuesday at 99, created a type of glass so strong that the military used it in guided missile nose cones. His space-age material found a home in most American kitchens in the form of white dishes decorated with small blue flowers. Stanley Donald Stookey died at an assisted-living center in Rochester, New York, said his son Donald Stookey. He said his father broke a hip in a fall a few months ago and underwent surgery, but his health deteriorated. “He was one of the great glass scientists in the history of the world,” said Steve Feller, a physics professor at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where Stookey earned an undergraduate degree in chemistry and mathematics and remained active in alumni activities. “Virtually everyone has had CorningWare at some point in time, and there were all sorts of spinoff applications from his fantastic work.” CorningWare was celebrated for its versatility. It was strong enough to withstand minor kitchen mishaps, and it gave home cooks the ability to bake and serve food in the same dish. The dishes could go straight from the oven to the dinner table and then into the refrigerator or freezer.

Man accused of killing girlfriend, posting of crime scene photos online waives extradition PORTLAND, Ore. — A man accused of killing his live-in girlfriend and posting photos of her lifeless body online will be returned to Washington state after he surrendered to an officer in neighboring Oregon and waived extradition. David Kalac, 33, was arrested Wednesday night nearly 200 miles from the crime scene after a daylong manhunt. He was being held on $2 million bail in Portland on a second-degree murder charge. He waived extradition Thursday and will be returned to Port Orchard, Washington, west of Seattle, sometime later Thursday or Friday, said Lt. Steve Alexander of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office in Portland. Kalac is accused of killing Amber Lynn Coplin, 30, after an argument in their Port Orchard apartment. He then posted photographs of her bloody, bruised body and commented about the killing online, said Scott Wilson, a sheriff’s deputy in Kitsap County, Washington. The images appeared on 4chan, an online bulletin board where hundreds of private pictures of nude celebrities appeared earlier this year.

US appeals court upholds 4 states’ anti-gay marriage laws; Supreme Court review likely CINCINNATI — A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld anti-gay marriage laws in four states, breaking ranks with other courts that have considered the issue and setting up the prospect of Supreme Court review. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel that heard arguments on gay marriage bans or restrictions in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee on Aug. 6 split 2-1, with Circuit Judge Jeffrey Sutton writing the majority opinion. The ruling creates a divide among federal appeals courts, increasing the likelihood the U.S. Supreme Court will now take up the issue. The ruling concluded that states have the right to set rules for marriage and that such change as expanding a definition of marriage that dates “back to the earliest days of human history” is better done through political processes. ­— The Associated Press

By SEAN CARLIN and LARRY O’DELL Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — A woman snatched off the streets of Philadelphia was rescued with the help of a GPS tracking device that had been installed on the suspect’s car by the dealer in case the vehicle needed to be repossessed, authorities said Thursday. It was just the latest arrest made possible by the surveillance technology that is seemingly everywhere nowadays. And it involved not just GPS but surveillance video, trafficcamera imagery and a left-behind cellphone. Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, 22, was resting at her mother’s home in Philadelphia after a three-day ordeal that ended in Jessup, Maryland, on Wednesday when federal agents surrounded the car and seized her alleged kidnapper. “My understanding is she continued to fight throughout this ordeal,” Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said. “She’s really a very, very strong young woman and just very, very lucky to have survived this.” Her alleged abductor, Delvin

Barnes, 37, was jailed on unrelated charges he abducted and attempted to kill a 16-year-old Virginia girl. Police did not disclose a motive for the Philadelphia kidnapping. Authorities said there was no indication the two knew each other. Police Inspector James Kelly said Freeland-Gaither’s family told police she is doing well but “needs some time and space to heal.” Her rescue came after authorities spotted the used-car dealer’s name on a traffic-camera photo of Barnes’ vehicle and recognized the dealership as one that routinely puts GPS devices on its cars, said sheriff’s Capt. Jayson Crawley of Charles City County, Virginia. “We called the dealership, and within five minutes they had the location,” he said. He said the dealership sells to customers with poor credit and relies on GPS when it needs to find and repossess cars whose owners have fallen behind on the payments. GPS devices are commonly used by law enforcement authorities around the U.S. to track suspects and make arrests. But often those cases in-

volve devices secretly planted by police. Though aided by technology, the Philadelphia kidnapping investigation began in a decidedly old-fashioned way: with a witness who saw it happen Sunday night and immediately called police. Police quickly discovered the abduction had been caught on video. Also, Freeland-Gaither left her cellphone behind, giving authorities a quick ID. “We believe she left it for us to find,” said Detective James Sloan. The surveillance video showed Freeland-Gaither being grabbed by a man and pulled toward a car as she struggled to get away in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood. In the days afterward, police and federal authorities released a stream of images from surveillance cameras of a man using Freeland-Gaither’s ATM card and walking through a gas station minimart in Maryland. Barnes served eight years in prison for a 2005 assault on his estranged wife and her family in Philadelphia. Barnes beat and choked her, punched her mother in the face and hit her father in the head with a glass bowl, court records show.

He is also charged with abducting a teenage girl in Richmond, Virginia, last month. Authorities said he clubbed her in the head with a shovel, put her in the trunk of a car and took her to his home, where he doused her with gasoline and began digging a hole. She managed to escape. On Thursday, a Maryland judge ordered Barnes sent to Virginia following a hearing in which he answered yes-and-no questions and did not have an attorney with him. No immediate charges were filed in the Philadelphia case. Agents with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents found his vehicle, its rear window kicked out, on a road in Jessup, with Barnes and Freeland-Gaither inside. A witness to her abduction had said the young woman kicked out some of the car’s windows before it sped off. After her rescue, she was taken to a hospital but was soon reunited with her family. “She was very upset. She was crying. She just was asking for me, to tell me she loved me, she missed me, to come get her,” said her mother, Keisha Gaither.

Why GOP won: shifting votes hurt Democrats By JENNIFER AGIESTA and JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press

WASHINGTON — White voters of all ages were less likely to back Democrats this year than in elections past, helping Republicans nationwide but most acutely in the South — and overpowering Democratic efforts to turn out their core supporters among blacks and Hispanics. In a nation growing ever more diverse, political forecasters repeatedly warn Republicans they must improve their appeal among minorities in order to remain competitive in the long term. But for the Democrats, dominating the vote among minorities isn’t enough to win elections today — and it won’t be in the future if the GOP is able to run up similar margins among whites, who still make up a majority of voters in every state. “The rule of thumb was Democrats could win with 90 percent of the African-Ameri-

can vote and 40 percent of the white vote,” said Merle Black, a political science professor at Emory University in Atlanta. “But now very few Democrats could think about getting 40 percent of the white vote. They’re trying to get 30 percent. In the Deep South states, from South Carolina to Louisiana, it’s very hard for the Democratic candidate to get 25 percent of the white vote.” Nationally, Republicans running for seats in the U.S. House won 60 percent of the white vote, while Democrats won the backing of 89 percent of African-Americans and 62 percent of Hispanics. Those are nearly identical margins to the 2010 midterm elections. But Democrats won more of the white and Hispanic vote in 2006, the last midterm elections in which the party won control of the House. White voters last tilted in Democrats’ favor in a midterm in 1990, and were a swing group in the 1980s. The data on voters come from exit polls of voters na-

tionally and in 27 states that were conducted for The Associated Press and the television networks by Edison Research. Most interviews were conducted among randomly selected voters at precincts nationwide and in each state. Outside of the South, whites broke for Republicans by an average of 8 points on Tuesday. But in 10 Southern states with an election for Senate on the ballot, Republicans won the white vote by an average of 42 points. Democrats garnered so little support among whites in Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Texas that a majority of those voting for the Democratic candidate were non-white. In North Carolina, though incumbent Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan was widely credited with running a solid campaign, she carried just 33 percent of the white vote — down from 39 percent in 2008 — and

lost. White voters under age 30 backed Hagan by close to a 2-to-1 margin six years ago as they helped to sweep Barack Obama into office. This time, in a midterm election, the younger white voters who cast ballots in North Carolina broke just as decisively for Hagan’s Republican opponent, state House Speaker Thom Tillis. Steve Rosenthal, president of the Organizing Group, a Democratic-leaning consulting firm, said he’s been jokingly calling this election the Seinfeld election for Democrats — they had no national message that resonated with their voters. “It was an election about nothing. Republicans made it an election about President Obama. That was their goal,” he said. “Their mission was to turn out people who were angry, people who were displeased with the job the president has done.”





Peninsula Clarion, Friday, November 7, 2014


United States hits al-Qaida affiliate in Syria By RYAN LUCAS and DIAA HADID Associated Press

BEIRUT — American aircraft bombed al-Qaida-linked militants in Syria on Thursday, and activists said another radical rebel group also was hit - an apparent expansion of the aerial campaign against the Islamic State group to target other extremists deemed a threat to the West. Initial reports indicated a French militant the U.S. says was a top bomb-maker was hit and possibly killed in the attack. The airstrikes near Syria’s border with Turkey marked the second time the U.S. has targeted the Nusra Front, al-Qaida’s Syrian franchise and a major player in the fight against President Bashar Assad. Missiles also struck a compound of Ahrar al-Sham, one of the most prominent brigades fighting Assad in the country’s 3½-year civil war, activists and rebels said. It was the first time a group other than the Islamic State or Syria’s al-Qaida affiliate was bombed by the U.S. since its operation began in September. The strikes risk further

alienating many in the opposition who view the two targeted groups as important allies in the fight against the Syrian regime, while leaving Assad untouched. It also could undermine Washington’s already shaky plan to work with what it considers moderate rebels against Islamic extremists in Syria. The Pentagon said fighter jets, bombers and drones struck overnight near the Syrian town of Sarmada against five targets belonging to the Khorasan group, which the U.S. says is a Nusra Front cell plotting to attack American interests. An initial assessment indicated the airstrikes destroyed or damaged several of the group’s bombmaking facilities and training areas, as well as vehicles and meeting areas, the Pentagon said in a statement. Two Idlib-based activists, Abu Abdul-Qader and Ahmad Kaddour, said the strikes hit a Nusra Front compound in the village of Harem and a vehicle near the town of Sarmada. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported the strikes and said at least six Nusra fighters were killed in one location.

AP Photo/U.S. Navy, John Philip Wagner Jr.

In this Oct. 31 photo a E-2C Hawkeye prepares to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the Persian Gulf. The aircraft carrier and aircrafts are deployed as part of operations targeting Islamic State group militants in Iraq and Syria.

A senior U.S. official said one of the targets was a French militant and bomb-maker, David Drugeon. The official said the U.S. is still assessing the results of the strikes, but believes they were successful and that it appears Drugeon was hit. The official was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. Gen. Lloyd Austin, the Central Command official in charge of U.S. military operations throughout the Middle East, said at a Washington forum that he would not discuss

results of the strikes until they had been more fully studied. He suggested, however, that Drugeon was targeted and may have been hit. “He is clearly one of the leadership elements and one of the most dangerous elements in that organization,” Austin said. “And so any time we can take their leadership out, it’s a good thing.” While the Nusra Front is considered a terrorist group by the United States, among the Syrian opposition it has a degree of support and respect because its fighters are on the

front lines alongside other rebels battling Assad’s forces. But in the chaos and shifting allegiances of Syria’s conflict, it has also fought rival rebel factions, most recently overrunning the strongholds of Western-backed groups in Idlib province - the same area as the latest strikes. The U.S. military denied any link between that Nusra Front offensive and Thursday’s strikes, stressing that the aerial attack was only directed at the Khorasan group “whose focus is not on overthrowing the Assad regime or helping the Syrian people.” But such statements rang hollow with many in the Syrian opposition. When the U.S. first targeted the Nusra Front on the opening night of its airstrikes against the Islamic State group, the move touched off a wave of criticism from many in the opposition, including Westernbacked rebel groups, who said Washington was helping Assad by weakening some of his strongest opponents. “We are tired of people saying they are coming to help us, and then they kill us,” said Idlibbased activist Asaad Kanjo. Several missiles also hit a compound belonging to the

hard-line Ahrar al-Sham group in the village of Babiska, activists and members of the rebel group said. In a statement posted online, the group said its facilities were hit and “the victims were our people, including women and children.” The strikes “serve only the criminal regime,” it said. Ahrar al-Sham is part of the Islamic Front, an alliance of seven powerful conservative and ultraconservative rebel groups that merged a year ago. The Islamic Front wants to create an Islamic state in Syria governed by Shariah law and rejects the Westernbacked Syrian National Coalition, but cooperates with some Western-backed rebel groups on the ground. The U.S. military did not address the alleged strikes on Ahrar al-Sham, but a Pentagon spokesman said members of the Khorasan group may also be affiliated with other militant organizations. “These strikes weren’t specifically targeting any of those other organizations,” Army Col. Steve Warren said. “They were targeting the Khorasan group. If a terrorist happens to be a member of both groups, so be it.”

Islamic State suffering setbacks in Syria and Iraq By ZEINA KARAM Associated Press

BEIRUT — For a force that has built its reputation on an aura of momentum and invincibility, the Islamic State group is now dealing with a series of military setbacks in Iraq and a prolonged stalemate in the small Syrian border town of Kobani. Gone are the days when IS was able to seize territory in both countries with relative ease. Its newfound problems, including a loss of oil revenue, raise questions about the extent to which it will be able to continue recruiting fighters who want to be with a winner.

“ISIS has run a very effective psychological campaign to intimidate its rivals and attract support and recruits,” said Faysal Itani, a resident fellow at the Atlantic Council, using an acronym for the extremists. But now, he said, the need to maintain its reputation is limiting the group’s options. This is particularly true in Kobani, where a pre-emptive IS withdrawal in the face of U.S.led bombings from the sky and ethnic Kurdish fighters on the ground could prove too costly. “They have invested a lot in this battle, and people are noticing. They will soon start asking what’s going on?” said

Ayed, a Turkey-based Syrian activist who travels back and forth to the group’s stronghold in the Syrian city of Raqqa. He declined to give his full name. The prolonged fighting in Kobani is also distracting IS from more strategically important areas in Syria and Iraq where the militant extremists are already stretched on multiple fronts. Nearly two months after IS launched its lightning assault on the Kurdish-dominated town near Turkish border, the group is bogged down in an increasingly entrenched and costly battle. Syrian and Kurdish activ-

ists estimate nearly 600 Islamic State fighters have been killed — its heaviest losses since taking over large parts of Syria and Iraq in a summer blitz. Kurdish residents say the group appears to be struggling with personnel, bringing in inexperienced fighters and new recruits to reinforce the town. These include members of the IS police force known as Hisba, reassigned from nearby towns and cities, such as Raqqa and Manbij, under the group’s control. “Many Hisba members have left Raqqa in the past two

weeks, telling people they were headed to Kobani,” Ayed said. They are not fighters.” Kobani residents say recent U.S. airstrikes targeting IS in Kobani have inflicted heavy damage. “Their bodies are left for days rotting in the street without anyone picking them up,” said Farhad Shami, a Kobani-based activist. In a move that some observers interpreted as a sign of weakness, the Islamic State group recently released a video showing a captive British photojournalist “reporting” from a place identified as Kobani. In

the video, he says the battle for Kobani “is coming to an end” and IS is “mopping up.” But despite seven weeks of fierce fighting and the reinforcements on both sides, fighting positions around Kobani remain much the same as they did several weeks ago, with IS controlling about 40 percent of the town, according to Syrian and Kurdish activists and observers. IS has also recently suffered losses on several fronts in Iraq, where it is fighting government forces, peshmerga and Shiite militias aided by Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah group.



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Israel tries to soothe tensions over Jerusalem By KARIN LAUB Associated Press

JERUSALEM — In an attempt at diplomatic damage control, Israel’s prime minister reassured Jordan’s king Thursday that he won’t yield to increasing demands by some members of his center-right coalition to allow Jews to pray at a Muslim-run holy site in Jerusalem. The phone call between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and King Abdullah II came a day after riot police clashed with Palestinians at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam’s third- holiest shrine. Jordan, which is the custodian of the site, recalled its ambassador in protest. Israeli-Palestinian confrontations have been escalating in Jerusalem, including near-daily clashes between stone-throwing Palestinians and Israeli riot police. Some of the attacks have turned deadly in recent weeks. Underlying the tensions is long-running frustration among the city’s 300,000 Palestinians with what many of them view as oppressive Israeli practices, such as restrictions on building, and a separation wall that cuts through Arab neighborhoods. The unrest was triggered by Muslim fears of Jewish encroachment at the sacred site, a hilltop plateau known to Mus-

lims as Haram as-Sharif, or Noble Sanctuary, and to Jews as the Temple Mount. The complex houses the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the gold-topped Dome of the Rock. Jews also revere it as the location of their biblical temples and the most important site in Judaism. Since Israel captured east Jerusalem from Jordan in 1967, Jewish worshippers have been allowed to visit — but not pray — at the site. The area is run by Muslim authorities under Jordanian custody. In recent months, however, several senior members of Netanyahu’s coalition, including Housing Minister Uri Ariel and Deputy Parliament Speaker Moshe Feiglin, have called for a greater Jewish presence and the right to prayer on the mount. At the same time, the number of Jewish visitors to the site has increased over the years, raising fears among Muslims that this is part of a gradual takeover. Such visits have heightened tensions at the site, including stone-throwing clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police who have fired tear gas and stun grenades in the plaza around the mosques. Confrontations, in turn, often lead to access restrictions for Muslims. Police routinely prevent younger Muslim men from praying at Al-Aqsa dur-

ing such periods, especially on Fridays, the Muslim Sabbath, further heightening resentment. On Friday, men under the age of 35 are to be barred, and police expect to deploy large numbers of additional forces around the shrine, said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld. In the past, age restrictions were more severe, barring those younger than 50.

Jordan has expressed alarm over the developments at the mosque compound and suggested the tensions could hurt ties with Israel. The two countries have had a peace agreement for 20 years. In the phone conversation with Jordan’s king, Netanyahu “reiterated Israel’s commitment to preserve the status quo,” his office said. “Both leaders called

for an immediate end to all acts of violence and incitement.” Earlier, his office said anyone calling for changes in the longstanding arrangement at the holy site “is expressing a personal opinion and not the views of the government.” In Amman, the palace confirmed that Netanyahu had called. “King Abdullah stressed during the phone call Jordan’s

rejection for any measures harming the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its sanctity,” a statement said. Netanyahu’s outreach reflected the value Israel places on its relations with Jordan — one of two Arab countries at peace with Israel. It also reflected concerns that unrest in east Jerusalem could explode into wider violence.

Jihadis on cruise ships headed to Syria By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press

MONACO — Would-be jihadi fighters are increasingly booking tickets on cruise ships to join extremists in battle zones in Syria and Iraq, hoping to bypass steppedup efforts to thwart them in neighboring Turkey, Interpol officials have told The Associated Press. This is one of the reasons why the international police body is preparing to expand a pilot program known as ICheckit, under which airlines bounce passenger information off Interpol’s databases — in hopes that one day the system could expand to include cruise operators, banks, hotels and other private-sector partners. Turkey, with its long and often porous border with Syria, has been a major thoroughfare for many of the thousands of foreign fighters seeking to join extremists like the Islamic State group, which has

captured territory across Iraq and Syria. Speaking in Monaco, where Interpol is holding its general assembly this week, outgoing chief Ronald Noble confirmed that Turkey was a destination, but declined to identify any others. He also refused to indicate how many people might be involved, but called on countries to step up screening at all transportation hubs — “airports and, more and more, cruise lines.” Turkish authorities say they have set up teams to nab suspected foreign fighters in airports and bus stations, and have deported hundreds in recent months. Pierre St. Hilaire, director of counterterrorism at Interpol, suggested that the Turkish crackdown has shown results in recent months, and so some would-be jihadis are making alternative travel plans. “Because they know the airports are monitored more closely now, there’s a use of cruise ships to travel to those areas,” he told the AP on Thursday. “There

is evidence that the individuals, especially in Europe, are traveling mostly to Izmit and other places to engage in this type of activity,” he said, referring to a Turkish coastal town. The phenomenon is relatively new, within the past three months or so, said other Interpol officials. “Originally, our concern about people on cruise ships — dangerous people on cruise ships — really focused on the classic sort of rapist, burglar, or violent criminal,” Noble said. “But as we’ve gathered data, we’ve realized that there are more and more reports that people are using cruise ships in order to get to launch pads, if you will — sort of closer to the conflict zones — of Syria and Iraq.” Cruise ships, which often make repeated stops, offer an added benefit by allowing would-be jihadis to hop off undetected at any number of ports — making efforts to track them more difficult.





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Bringing about change for the better V C R hange comes with the seasons. The brilliant colors of fall give way to the drab browns of early winter. Soon the monochromatic white and gray of winter will be here. Changes in daylight, temperature, foliage, and precipitation are all part of the seasons. Changes come from a variety of sources. Elections, earthquakes, environment, experiences, and education all can produce change. The old adage, “The more things change, the more they remain the same” was quoted by politicians and musicians. It can apply to human nature as well as anything. Fortunately, things don’t have to stay the same in terms of human experience. Changes for the better are

precious, like that of 2 Peter 1:4, allow us to partake of the divine nature. A choice has to be made to gain that experience and escape corruption in eligion the world. Jesus taught a born again experiM itch G lover ence. “Born of the water and of the Spirit” is what he commanded in God’s plan for man. It is ironic that the one who never changes can bring John 3:5. “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.” such dynamic change to us. The While it is a marvel, Jesus was tryBible says, “Jesus Christ, the same ing to show that all who want it and yesterday, today, and forever” (Heare willing to obey his word could brews 13:8). The God who brought experience it. incredible change will continue to An example is given in Paul’s do so. Yet he did undergo extreme change letter to the church at Corinth. He reminded them of what their lifestyle by taking on the form of man. He used to be. He said, “And such were experienced human nature so that some of you, but ye are washed, but we can experience divine nature. ye are sanctified, but ye are justified Promises that are beyond great and

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Church Briefs Soldotna Bible Chapel hosts This Hope! Soldotna Bible Chapel will be hosting This Hope! Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Come be a part of an evening that will comfort, encourage and challenge you to fall in love with a God who cares deeply for you. Soldotna Bible Chapel is located at 300 W. Marydale.

Lutefisk and lefse on the menu The annual Lutefisk and Lefse Dinner will be from 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna, Mile 1/4 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Donations will be accepted at the door. For more information, call 262-4757.

in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God” (I Corinthians 6:11). Great change came to them by the name of Jesus and by the Spirit of God. Catastrophe can bring painful change. In the Bible, Job lost health, wealth, and family in a short period of time. Months of pain and sickness followed. Comfort was beyond his reach. However, he held faithfully to his trust in God. He asked the eternal question, “If a man die, shall he live again?” He continued with commitment and faith, “All the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come” (Job 14:14). Wonderful change came as God rewarded his faithfulness with twice as much as he possessed before.

Paul wrote in I Corinthians 15, “We shall be changed.” God’s plan is for corruption and mortality to be changed to incorruption and immortality. Death and the grave will no longer have power over man. We obtain this “victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” That is the change we look for and long for as we follow him. Mitch Glover is pastor of the Sterling Pentecostal Church located on Swanson River Road at Entrada. Services on Sunday include Bible classes for all ages at 10:00 a.m. and worship at 11:00 a.m. Thursday Bible study is at 7:00 p.m. (

Swedish meatballs, lutefisk, fresh lefse and pickled herring and heaven; 2. Establishing your internal overcomer; 3. Mind of more. Christ; 4. Reinventing your walk in the fruit of the Spirit; 5. Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ. For information call Bev at 776-8022 or 398-7311 or Paulette at 252-7372. Bazaar to benefit mission projects Lutheran Women’s Missionary League members and members from the South Alaska Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans are hosting a Christmas Bazaar to help fund mission projects locally, nationally and internationally, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Star of the North Lutheran Church, 216 N. Forest Drive in Kenai. Baked goods and craft items will be available for sale to provide funds for mission projects. For more information call 283-4153.

Apostolic Assembly taking cookie orders

The Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ is taking orders for its annual Christmas cookie box sale. Assorted Christmas cookKenai United Pentacostal church ies are for sale by pre-order only. The cost is $5 per dozen, or $4 per dozen for ordes of 20 dozen or more. Call Liz at 262-5525 hosts Prophecy Conference or Diane at 262-1714 by Dec. 4 to place an order. Cookies will A Prophecy Conference, “Understanding The End Times,” be ready for pick-up or delivery on Dec. 10. with Keith Fletcher, will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 12-13 and at 10 a.m. Nov. 16 at Kenai United Pentecostal Church, 43682 First Baptist hosts women’s Bible study Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai. A nine-week women’s Bible study on I and II Thessalonians, called “Children of the Day” by Beth Moore is under way at the Sterling Petencostal Church First Baptist Church of Kenai. The group begins with lunch at hosts Fall Festival noon, a video and discussion. Childcare is available. For more The Sterling Pentecostal Church is sponsoring a Fall Festi- information, call Carole at 283-7772 or Kassy at 283-7672. val on Nov. 14 at the Sterling Community Center. It will be an exciting time for the kids with games, prizes, candy, and food. Bible study with Nikiski Aglow The activities begin at 3:30 p.m. and will continue to 7 p.m. Nikiski Aglow meets each Saturday morning from 9-11 Everyone is welcome for a fun family night. a.m. at the Nikiski New Hope Christian Fellowship, Mile 23 North Road. All are welcome to attend. Aglow International Scandanavian dinner at Homer church is founded on prayer and compassionate outreach. It is global Faith Lutheran Church in Homer will host its annual Scan- in ministry vision, yet rooted in small groups. Nikiski Aglow dinavian dinner Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. Call 907-235-7600 to reserve is hosting the DVD teaching of Graham Cooke with “Game tickets. The dinner includes live entertainment and a menue of Changers.” The five themes are: 1. How you are known in

Calvary Baptist resumes kids club Calvary Baptist Church has resumed its Awana Kids Club on Sunday evenings. The group meets at Kenai Middle School from 5:15-7:30 p.m. All kids, ages 3 through sixth grade, are welcome. See the Calvary Baptist Awana web page for further details and Club schedule:

United Methodist Church provides food pantry The Kenai United Methodist Church provides a food pantry for those in need every Monday from noon to 3 p.m. The Methodist Church is located on the Kenai Spur Highway next to the Boys and Girls Club. The entrance to the Food Pantry is through the side door. The Pantry closes for holidays. For more information contact the church office at 283-7868 or email

Clothes 4 U at First Baptist Church First Baptist Church Soldotna, located at 159 S. Binkley Street, is re-opening its Clothes 4 U program. It is open on the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. All clothing and shoes are free to the public.

Clothes Quarters open weekly Clothes Quarters at Our Lady of the Angels Church is open every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the first Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 907-283-4555. Submit church announcements to news@peninsulaclarion. com.



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ten people are willing to talk and they aren’t willing to help. I’m just doing my little part to help people figure it all out.” A lot of the talk about the groundwater quality in Nikiski was rekindled when Texas-based AIMM Technologies proposed and ultimately built a waste disposal site on a 1.5 acre plot that will store up to 10 million gallons of petroleum drilling waste at the end of Halliburton Drive. During the 15 month process of getting the project permitted, area residents expressed concern that the site would join or affect a neighboring piece of land known as the Arness Septage site. At the septage site, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation officials have said

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officers knock on the door to wake up residents to move the vehicle. The third option is to tow the vehicle. Sandahl said towing a vehicle is a last resort and they haven’t come to that point this

that at least 4,200 gallons of oilcontaminated waste, sludge and other pollutants were improperly stored. No one knows the extent of the pollution and how much of it got into the groundwater. The Arness Septage site is included in the area to be surveyed. In addition, data from six wells built by AIMM Technologies are to be included in the model. However, project planners stressed that they would not be testing for pollutants. “This study is not to show whether there is contamination in the area,” said DOWL HKM Public Involvement Manager Rachel Steer during the Monday meeting. “This study could be used in the future to determine where contaminants have traveled, but this is the first step that you need to do to be able to do anything else.”

‘This study is not to show whether there is contamination in the area.’ — Rachel Steer, DOWL HKM Public Involvement Manager The Kenai Peninsula Borough and DOWL HKM are still seeking landowners in the area. DOWL HKM Environmental Specialist Emily Creely said project managers need to have landowner permission by Friday Nov. 14. Surveyors will be out collecting data from Nov. 18-21, she said. The company plans to have the study completed by the spring of 2015. “The key is to do all that survey work within a short period of time so it’s consistent. Groundwater levels change from season to season,” Steer said. The company has been ex-

amining well logs and previous studies conducted in the area, to supplement the model. No one is sure exactly how many wells are in the area of land between the McGahan Industrial Park, the AIMM Monofill site, the Cook Inlet and the eastern property line of Nikiski High School, Creely said. The borough’s $119,970 contract with DOWL HKM will eat up most of the $150,000 of state money the borough received in 2013 for the project. The funds were part of a capital budget reappropriation written by State Rep. Mike Chenault,

R-Nikiski. Project organizers encouraged Nikiski residents to contact them for the non-invasive well testing which involves no contact with the water, they said during the community council meeting. “We can sound it from the top, just like a sonar, and then we can read the water levels there,” said Kenai Peninsula Borough Capital Projects director Kevin Lyon during a previous interview. “If we can get ahold of their well log, so we know the pump setting, what the pipe was and where the water was, that will work.” Steer said she hoped to get as much data as possible to improve the resulting model and organizers encouraged residents at the community meeting to spread the word about the project. At least one resident, owner

of Charlie’s Pizza Steve Chamberlain, said he wanted to see more done with testing the water rather than spending money to determine how it moved. Chamberlain has been a vocal proponent of further testing in the area. The walls of his pizza shop were plastered with local newspaper articles, photos and DEC documentation of a polluted site in the area when the Clarion published a six-part series investigating a contaminated site in Nikiski in 2012. “Some of that money should be put toward actual analytical testing of the water,” he said during the community council meeting. “After we get done with this study we still won’t know where pollution is and where it isn’t.” Reach Rashah McChesney at

year. When snow starts to accumulate and vehicles continue to impede the clearing of the streets, the fine is a significantly cheaper option than a $300 tow and impound bill, he said. “Some vehicle owners aren’t responsive to warning tags and, at times, their vehicles are towed to eliminate the obstruction they present to snow removal vehicles,” Sandahl said.

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that was withdrawn as part of the plea agreement. Troopers said Jones has 14 convictions in Alaska, including two driving under the influence convictions and 12 driving offenses. He also has been convicted of refusing to submit to a breath test, driving while license revoked, driving while license suspended and leaving the scene of an accident. Those convictions will be considered as aggravators in sentencing, Leaders said. Jones also admits to an aggravator of conduct that created a risk of injury to three or more people. Aggravators are prior conduct that can be considered in sentencing and possibly add more jail time. Under Alaska Department of Law rules regarding plea agreements for serious crimes like manslaughter, Leaders said sentencing is open and at the judge’s discretion. A sentencing hearing with Judge Moran is scheduled for Feb.

“After hours tow bills can be expensive and include the in- Some vehicle owners aren’t responsive to warning tags and, convenience of retrieving veat times, their vehicles are towed to eliminate the obstruction hicles out of impound.” Sandahl said no set fine they present to snow removal vehicles.’ amount previously existed for the violation, but officers had —Gus Sandahl, Kenai Police Chief the option to issue a citation, which would require a mandatory court appearance and a fine According to the ordinance, The city council scheduled designated areas at the Kenai up to $500. Officers hadn’t used this option in the past, he said. establishing a standard fine two work sessions to discuss Municipal Airport. eliminates the need for an ar- playground upgrades to MuIn a memo to city council, raignment and saves public re- nicipal Park and to review the Koch said Hilcorp requested sources. 2014 dipnet report. The coun- the city provide parking spaces 12 at the Kenai Courthouse. Jones will receive The ordinance doesn’t elim- cil will meet with the parks to accommodate their personcredit for time served since his arrest. inate the option for officer to and recreation department on nel involved in shift work on Shaun Seal of the Office of Victims Rights call for a tow truck, but San- Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. with the goal platforms on the west side of said it’s atypical that a sentencing hearing dahl said he expects the citation of reaching a final decision on the Cook Inlet. The permit fee is would not be held in the community where the would be used as a more rea- new playground equipment for $4,000 for the 37 parking spaccrime happened, and that under Criminal Rule sonable alternative for people the 2-5 and 5-12 age groups. es, according to the permit. 18, Homer is the presumptive district court that haven’t responded to previCouncil member Terry BookThe other action item postand superior court site for Homer cases. ous warnings. ey said he requested the work poned was for consent to sub“This presumption dovetails with a vicWednesday’s council meet- session to make sure everyone lease with Dan Pitts and Hilcorp tim’s right to be present for all hearings, and ing was the final one for Mike involved is on the same page so Alaska for freight facility, parkwith the idea of community participation,” she Boyle and first for Henry the “Enchanted Forest” themed ing and storage at the airport. said in an email. Knackstedt, who was elected to project could move forward. In his closing comments, Homer attorney Andy Haas, working under the council in the Oct. 7 elecThe council scheduled a work Vice Mayor Ryan Marquis said contract with the Office of Public Advocacy, tion. Knackstedt, who had session to review the 2014 dip- he attended the funeral of Kerepresented Jones in the plea agreement. Haas served on the planning and net report for Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. nai resident Corene Hall, who said that he could not speak on the case without zoning commission and airport Koch said the council would died on Oct. 29. Hall, who was Jones’ permission. Leaders said Benz’ family commission, was sworn into have the report a week ahead of 55, retired from the Kenai City was notified of the plea agreement, and her office Wednesday. the meeting. Clerk’s office this summer. father attended last week’s hearing telephoniBoyle, who received a goldThe council postponed two “Seeing number of people cally. Citing family privacy, the Benz family plated bowl in recognition for action items involving an agree- there it was clear she touched had said in earlier emails that it declined comhis nine years on the council, ment with Hilcorp Alaska to the many people in this community ment on the case. said he enjoyed the experience Dec. 3 meeting. One was a spe- and will be missed,” he said. of representing the citizens of cial use permit between the city Michael Armstrong can be reached at miKenai and wished Knackstedt and Hilcorp to allow parking of Reach Dan Balmer at daniel. good luck in his new position. 37 non-commercial vehicles in



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Going the long way Stars, Kards must come back through losers’ bracket By JEREMIAH BARTZ

PALMER — Thursday’s first round of the Northern Lights Conference Championships turned out to be the rivalry round. But after beating by a pair of natural foes earlier in the day, Soldotna and Wasilla each found itself facing a long road toward a potential spot in the state tournament. After scoring a win over rival Kenai Central in the first round, third-seed Soldotna suffered a 3-0 loss to Kodiak on Thursday evening during the final match of the first day of the Northern Lights Conference Championships volleyball tournament in Palmer. Second-seeded Kodiak clinched a state tournament berth with a 25-15, 25-13, 2520 win over the Stars. Earlier in the day, despite a slow start, the Stars cruised to a 22-25, 25-16, 25-18, 25-12 win over the Kards.

“I saw a little bit of tension,” Soldotna head coach Sheila Kupferschmid said of early in the match. “Kenai was mistakefree in the first set.” Hayley Ramsell collected a dozen kills and eight digs to help the Stars move forward in the winner’s bracket. Alex Ashe led the Stars with 30 digs. Skylar Shaw added 18 digs and six kills. Lindsey Wong added eight digs. Abby Beck led Kenai with 11 kills and 14 digs. Heidi Perkins collected a team-high 22 digs for the Kards. Kiana Harding had five aces and four blocks. Thursday afternoon, the Palmer Moose players and coaches were sprinkled throughout the bleachers as they watched the resilient Wasilla Warriors rally to stun the rival Colony Knights during the first match of the NLC championships. Hours later, with a state tournament berth on the line, a pair

of Palmer senior captains used a late effort to ensure the Moose wouldn’t be on the losing end of another Warriors rally. Senior captains Mariah McNamara and Leiah Reichel combined for a half-dozen kills on six of Palmer’s final seven points of the fourth set to help Palmer score a 25-16, 25-23, 19-25, 25-12 win over the Warriors during winner’s bracket play. “We look for senior leadership all the time. It’s good to get it at regions,” Palmer head coach Steve Reynolds said after the victory. Palmer jumped to a quick lead in the match, winning the first two sets. But just as it did earlier in the day against Colony, Wasilla fought to stay alive. Wasilla won the third set. Palmer responded by storming to a quick lead in the fourth Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/ game. The Moose led 10-1, and 17-5 midway through the game. Soldotna’s Judah Aley pushes the ball over the block of Kenai’s Abby Beck during a 3-1 win Reynolds said his team’s ability over the Kards in the first round of the Northern Lights Conference volleyball championships at See NLC, Page B-3 Palmer High School on Thursday.

Stars, Kards face changes Both hockey squads have new coach, plus lots of new players By JOEY KLECKA Peninsula Clarion



Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion

Soldotna Stars’ Levi Hensley beats the Homer Mariners to the puck Thursday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.

Soldotna gets past Mariners Eagle River notches 6-0 victory over Kards at Ice Challenge Staff report

The Soldotna Stars got the prep hockey season underway and got a leg up on their rivals to the south with a 4-3 win over Homer on Thursday evening at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex, kicking off the first day of the Peninsula Ice Challenge tournament. After beating Soldotna 2-1 in the season series between the two schools last year, Homer coach John Carlin said his squad is still figuring out the right balance in 2014. “Good game, I just didn’t think we played as well as we could’ve,” Carlin said. “Hats off to (Soldotna). They had a great year to build off.”

‘We were pretty calm, actually. I just told the guys to stick with their systems. They were working before, it could work again.’ — Derek Urban, Soldotna coach After two periods of play, SoHi held a 3-1 lead over Homer, but two quick goals by the Mariners erased the deficit within minutes. “We were pretty calm, actually,” said SoHi coach Derek Urban about losing the lead. “I just told the guys to stick

with their systems. They were working before, it could work again.” It didn’t take long for Soldotna to get back on top. After Homer was booked for checking from behind, the Stars went on the power play. It took the Stars 21 seconds

to score, as Jace Urban found the puck on a rebound shot and scored the go-ahead goal with 5:39 left. It was Urban’s second goal of the night. “We were fishing for the puck a lot, and not taking bodies and stepping it up,” Carlin said. Cameron Knowlton and Ethan Brown also scored for Soldotna. Freshman Billy Yoder got the start in goal for the Stars. “Our freshman stayed steady and stuck with their roles,” Urban said. “We played well overall, but there’s still a lot to learn.” Soldotna will play Eagle See ICE, page B-4

The ice will be cold and the action will be hot this year in the world of high school hockey. But the change of leadership may be just as exciting to watch unfold. Kenai Central and Soldotna both enter the new season with new head coaches, which along with a bevy of new faces in uniform only adds to the amount of change on the benches. After Aaron Swanson took the Stars hockey squad to the state tournament last year, he decided to call it quits. That’s where Derek Urban has stepped in. Urban has taken charge of the Stars this season, and said he hopes to take SoHi to a third-straight state tournament berth. “It’s attainable,” Urban said. “The boys know they have to work really hard. Last year’s squad proved a lot of folks wrong, and I’m pretty confident that this year, the guys understand what they have to do.” Pete Iverson is stepping down as coach of Kenai and assistant Michael Tilly is stepping up. Tilly and Vaughn Dosko will pair up to try and help Kenai get back to the state tournament for the first time since 2010. “I may look calm at front, but inside, I’m paddling like a duck,” Tilly said. “There’s so much to be done.” Homer is the only team returning with a familiar face on the bench, as John Carlin comes back for a second year. The season ends with the state tournament at the Curtis Menard Sports Complex in

S eason P review Wasilla, Feb. 12 to 14. The top two teams from the North Star Conference tournament — slated for Feb. 5 to 7 in Wasilla — will qualify for state. Wasilla and Colony wrapped up the top two seeds at last year’s NSC tourney with identical 7-2-1 records in the regular season. But it was third-seeded Soldotna taking home the hardware after an epic 3-2 win against Wasilla in the championship game that lasted four overtime periods. Soldotna was a team last year that finished up its NSC regular season at 6-4, while Kenai ended up 5-5, a result that went down to the final game of the year. The Stars edged Kenai in overtime to decide the final standings and conference tournament seedings. The Homer Mariners took the fifth seed with a 3-5-2 conference mark. SOLDOTNA STARS After nearly five years of playing the role of assistant to Swanson and Pat Nolden, the 2014-15 season will be the first for Urban as a head coach of a high school team, but his experience elsewhere will play a big role in the success of the Stars. Urban has coached at the Kenai Peninsula Hockey Association level for 20 years, and has brought up some of the current players from their days playing on the Midget, Bantam and Pee See PUCK, page B-4

Area swimmers seek state championships at Bartlett By JOEY KLECKA Peninsula Clarion

A season’s worth of hard work will be put to the test this weekend as the top prep swimmers and divers will converge in Anchorage to battle for gold, silver and bronze at the Alaska School Activities Association state championship meet. The two-day state championship meet at the Bartlett High School pool will begin today with swimming preliminaries at 1 p.m. and diving preliminaries at 3:30 p.m. Saturday’s day of finals begin at 1 p.m. Some teams, such as Region III champions Kodiak, are bringing enough athletes to state to rival the size of other schools’ entire squads. The Bears are taking 23, most of any school in the state. Behind Kodiak, the other schools bringing large contin-

gents of swimmers are Dimond (22), Colony (21), South (20) and West Valley (18). Leading Soldotna is coach Lucas Petersen, a former state champion swimmer himself. Petersen won five individual state titles in three years competing for Soldotna about 15 years ago. Petersen’s pre-region goal of getting “eight to 10” swimmers to state, along with four relays, panned out perfectly. Soldotna is taking the most athletes among Peninsula schools with 17 total, including alternates. Nine of those swimmers are locked in with starting preliminary spots. Among other Peninsula teams, the Homer Mariners finished off the season strong by getting five athletes to state, while Kenai Central is bringing three and Seward is taking one. After punching his ticket to state

last weekend with a win in the boys 50 free, Soldotna junior David Hall said Petersen’s own experience has helped the team confirm belief in what he teaches. “He watches us and if he tells you to do something, he obviously knows what he’s talking about,” Hall said after his race Saturday. Alex Weeks may represent Soldotna’s best shot to win a state race, which would break a long drought. The last SoHi swimmer to claim a state championship was Abby Kiffmeyer in 2003. Weeks enters the state meet ranked third in both of her individual events — the girls 50-yard freestyle and the 100 freestyle. Last year, she finished second in the shorter race by a scant .03 seconds. SoHi’s Megan English is also riding a hot streak. The senior swimmer qualified to state on the strength of

two region victories, taking the girls 100 butterfly and the 100 backstroke — the same two events in which she has qualified to state for three consecutive years. English is ranked third in the state in the backstroke. “It feels great,” English said Saturday after her races. “I’m so excited, this is my last year, so I just wanna give it all I have.” Teammate Rachel Henry qualified to state in the girls 500 free and the 100 breaststroke. Henry made it to the state final in the latter event a year ago. Additionally, Claire McElroy (100 breaststroke) and Portia Padilla (100 backstroke) earned state spots. Padilla, English and Weeks will partner up on both girls statebound relay teams, while Isabell Henry and Rachel Davidson each get a relay spot — Henry on the 200 medley relay and Davidson on the 400 free relay. The Stars have two starters in the

boys 50 freestyle, where David Hall and Cody Watkins both hold opportunities to win a medal. Hall led Watkins to a Soldotna 1-2 finish in the 50 free last weekend, nipping his teammate and friend by a tenth of a second. It also represented Hall’s first time getting to the state meet. “We’ve trained, we’ve tapered, we’ve done everything we can do,” Hall said. “There’s nothing else we can do to get faster, it’s all a mental game now. If you know you can do the best you can do, then you just have to do it.” Hall will also be competing in the 100 freestyle race, as well as both boys relays — the 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays. Hall’s brother, Jacob, is swimming at state in two freestyle events — the 200- and 500-yard distances — and is also on both boys relays. See SWIM, page B-4



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Still slugging Trout, McCutchen, Desmond nab 3rd Silver Slugger Awards NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout, Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen and Washington’s Ian Desmond have won their third straight Silver Slugger Awards. Chicago White Sox rookie first baseman Jose Abreu and Houston second baseman Jose Altuve were among eight firsttime winners announced Thursday by Louisville Slugger, which presents the annual honors following voting by major league managers and coaches for the top hitter in each league at every position. Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre won for the fourth time and was joined on the AL team by White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez, Cleveland catcher Yan Gomes and Detroit designated hitter Victor Martinez. Trout joined Mike Piazza (1993-95)

as the only players to win in each of their first three full big league seasons and was joined in the outfield by Toronto’s Jose Bautista and Cleveland’s Michael Brantley. The NL team included Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, Pittsburgh second baseman Neil Walker and Washington’s left side of the infield, with Desmond at shortstop and Anthony Rendon at third. McCutchen was picked in the outfield along with Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton and Atlanta’s Justin Upton. World Series champion San Francisco earned battery honors, with Madison Bumgarner winning at pitcher and Buster Posey at catcher. Brantley, Bumgarner, Gomes, Rendon, Stanton and Walker also were first-time winners.

Houston’s hot start continues Rockets cruise past San Antonio By The Associated Press

HOUSTON — Dwight Howard scored 32 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as the Houston Rockets continued their dream start, beating the in-state rival San Antonio Spurs 98-81 on Thursday night. Howard exploited a Spurs interior that was missing two key players, Tim Duncan and Tiago Splitter. Manu Ginobili also was held out of the game for rest a night after helping San Antonio to a 94-92 win over the Atlanta Hawks. Howard and Houston took advantage, leading the game wireto-wire on the way to a leaguebest 6-0 record. With the loss, the Spurs drop to 2-2. James Harden had 20 points, six rebounds and six assists for

the Rockets. Cory Joseph led the Spurs with 18 points off the bench and Aron Baynes had 12 points and 11 rebounds.

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

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

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TRAIL BLAZERS 108, MAVERICKS 87 PORTLAND, Ore. — LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 points and the Portland Trail Blazers led by as many as 27 points in routing the Dallas Mavericks. Portland trailed 50-46 at the half but outscored the Mavericks 35-18 in the third quarter and Dallas couldn’t catch up. Damian Lillard added 18 points. Nicolas Batum had eight points, nine rebounds and nine assists, but sat for the fourth quarter after the Blazers had built a sizable lead. Batum has four career triple-doubles.

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12:57. Cle_FG Cundiff 32, 3:59. Third Quarter Cle_West 1 run (Cundiff kick), 4:46. A_65,871. Cle Cin First downs 21 11 Total Net Yards 368 165 Rushes-yards 52-170 22-86 Passing 198 79 Punt Returns 2-15 4-25 Kickoff Returns 1-25 2-55 Interceptions Ret. 3-45 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 15-23-0 13-39-3 Sacked-Yards Lost 0-0 2-14 Punts 7-44.4 8-49.8 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1 Penalties-Yards 6-62 7-55 Time of Possession 35:49 24:11 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING_Cleveland, West 2694, Crowell 12-41, Tate 10-34, Hoyer 4-1. Cincinnati, Hill 12-55, Wright 1-13, Burkhead 4-12, Dalton 3-8, Peerman 2-(minus 2). PASSING_Cleveland, Hoyer 1523-0-198. Cincinnati, Dalton 1033-3-86, Campbell 3-6-0-7. RECEIVING_Cleveland, Austin 5-48, Benjamin 3-46, Gabriel 3-31, Barnidge 2-46, Tate 2-27. Cincinnati, Gresham 3-29, Green 3-23, Sanu 2-20, Burkhead 2-3, Little 1-8, Hill 1-6, Brock 1-4. MISSED FIELD GOALS_Cleveland, Cundiff 44 (WR).

College Scores SOUTH Bethune-Cookman 13, Norfolk St. 7 Clemson 34, Wake Forest 20 Grambling St. 38, MVSU 23


McDowell leads by 2 By The Associated Press

SHANGHAI — Graeme McDowell likes a tough golf course, and Sheshan International was perfect for him Thursday. He opened with seven birdies in 12 holes and then hung on for a 5-under 67 and a two-shot lead after the first round of the HSBC Champions. The course course was tougher than ever with ankledeep rough and fairways that are not nearly as wide. That didn’t seem to bother McDowell, who only once had to contend with the thick grass. Rickie Fowler also got off to a fast start before he settled down for a 69, joining a group that included U.S. Open champion Martin Kaymer, Brandt Snedeker, Tim Clark, Chris Kirk and Tommy Fleetwood. Jordan Spieth began his new PGA Tour season with two straight bogeys and had to save par with a long bunker shot on his third hole. He scratched his way back and wound up in a large group at 70 that featured Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, Adam Scott and Henrik Stenson.

CFP) win their sixth straight. “We’ve got three (games) left and we need to be our best in the month of November,” coach Dabo Swinney said. “That’s when good teams kind of separate from the pack.” John Wolford was 11 of 29 with two touchdown passes to Cam Serigne, covering 4 and 14 yards, for Wake Forest (2-7, 0-5). Mike Weaver tied it twice with field goals, including a 31-yarder that made it 20-all with 11:08 left. On Clemson’s next play, Scott came in motion while Stoudt took the snap and tapped it forward. The freshman caught it and weaved through the right side and into the end zone. “It was so big just to get that monkey off our back,” Scott said. “I feel people have been nagging

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Thursday’s Games Houston 98, San Antonio 81 Portland 108, Dallas 87 Friday’s Games Chicago at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. Minnesota at Orlando, 3 p.m. Atlanta at Charlotte, 3 p.m. Washington at Toronto, 3:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Detroit, 3:30 p.m. Indiana at Boston, 3:30 p.m. New York at Brooklyn, 3:30 p.m. Memphis at Oklahoma City, 4 p.m. Sacramento at Phoenix, 5 p.m. Dallas at Utah, 5 p.m. Cleveland at Denver, 6:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Portland at L.A. Clippers, 11:30 a.m. Washington at Indiana, 3 p.m. New York at Atlanta, 3:30 p.m. Minnesota at Miami, 3:30 p.m. Boston at Chicago, 4 p.m. Golden State at Houston, 4 p.m. Memphis at Milwaukee, 4:30 p.m. New Orleans at San Antonio, 4:30 p.m. All Times AST


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Thursday’s Games Pittsburgh 4, Winnipeg 3, SO Colorado 4, Toronto 3, SO N.Y. Islanders 2, Los Angeles 1, SO Boston 5, Edmonton 2 Philadelphia 4, Florida 1 Ottawa 3, Minnesota 0 Tampa Bay 5, Calgary 2 St. Louis 4, New Jersey 3 Nashville 3, Dallas 2 Vancouver 3, San Jose 2 Friday’s Games Edmonton at Buffalo, 3 p.m. Columbus at Carolina, 3 p.m. New Jersey at Detroit, 3:30 p.m. Washington at Chicago, 4:30 p.m. Arizona at Anaheim, 6 p.m. Saturday’s Games Calgary at Florida, 11 a.m. Pittsburgh at Buffalo, 3 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Toronto, 3 p.m. Minnesota at Montreal, 3 p.m. Winnipeg at Ottawa, 3 p.m. Colorado at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. Tampa Bay at Columbus, 3 p.m. Carolina at Washington, 4 p.m. Nashville at St. Louis, 4 p.m. San Jose at Dallas, 4 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Arizona, 4 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles, 6 p.m. All Times ADT


NHL Standings Atlantic Division GP W Tampa Bay 13 9 Montreal 14 9 Boston 15 9 Ottawa 12 7 Detroit 13 6 Toronto 13 6 Florida 11 4 Buffalo 14 3 Metropolitan Division Pittsburgh 12 9 N.Y. Islanders 13 8 N.Y. Rangers 12 6 Philadelphia 13 6 New Jersey 13 6 Washington 12 4 Carolina 11 3 Columbus 12 4

Chicago 13 Minnesota 12 Colorado 15 Dallas 13 Pacific Division Anaheim 14 Vancouver 14 Calgary 15 Los Angeles 14 San Jose 14 Arizona 12 Edmonton 13 NOTE: Two points overtime loss.

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BASEBALL American League MINNESOTA TWINS — Agreed to terms with hitting coach Tom Brunansky on a a one-year contract. National League ARIZONA DIAMINDBACKS — Named J.J. Putz as special assistant to the president and chief executive officer. ATLANTA BRAVES — Named Billy Ryan director, baseball operations; Tom Batista national crosschecker; Marc Russo director, international operations; Mike Silvestri director, latin american scouting; and Lebi Ochoa senior advisor, player development. Promoted Dixie Keller to manager, scouting operations. LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Named Farhan Zaidi general manager and Josh Byrnes senior vice president, baseball operations. NEW YORK METS — Agreed to

terms with C Johnny Monell on a minor league contract. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association INDIANA PACERS — Signed G A.J. Price. LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS — Named Gillian Zucker president of business operations. NBA Development League RIO GRANDE VALLEY VIPERS — Named Chris Johnson assistant coach, Justin Jackson strength and conditioning coach and Louis Twigg and Jake Hogberg to the basketball operations staff. Promoted Jason Young to assistant coach. FOOTBALL National Football League WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed CB Chase Minnifield to the practice squad. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL — Suspended Toronto F Carter Ashton for 20 games for violating the terms of the NHL and NHL Players’ Association’s drug policy. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Recalled F Peter Regin from Rockford (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS — Recalled G Petr Mrazek from Grand Rapids (AHL). MONTREAL CANADIENS — Assigned D Jarred Tinordi to Hamilton (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Recalled F Mike Sislo from Albany (AHL). NEW YORK RANGERS — Assigned F Chris Mueller to Hartford (AHL). OTTAWA SENATORS — Signed D Ben Harpur to a three-year entry-level contract. SAN JOSE SHARKS — Reassigned F Chris Tierney to Worcester (AHL). ST. LOUIS BLUES — Activated F Paul Stastny from injured reserve. SOCCER Major League Soccer COLORADO RAPIDS — Named Padraig Smith sporting director, effective Jan. 1. NEW YORK RED BULLS — Announced the resignation of senior director, communications and community relations Brian Tsao. COLLEGE ILLINOIS-CHICAGO — Suspended senior Jay Harris and redshirt freshman Lance Whitaker the first three games of the men’s basletball season for a violation of team rules. TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY — Named Chris King director of athletics. WASHINGTON — Dismissed CB Marcus Peters.

Tennis pro Oudin has surgery for heart She added: “Just wanted to thank you American tennis pro Melanie Oudin is guys for your kind thoughts and prayers. It home after a procedure for a heart condition. means a lot to me.” The 2009 U.S. Open quarterfinalist wrote Oudin, from Marietta, Georgia, also poston Twitter on Thursday that her trip to an At- ed a photo of herself in a hospital bed. lanta hospital “went extremely well.” The 23-year-old Oudin said in a teleBy The Associated Press

Clemson tops Wake Forest WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Clemson found itself mired in a tight game against the one opponent it always seems to blow out. “We just need one guy to make a play and get this thing rolling,” offensive coordinator Chad Morris said. Artavis Scott took care of that. The freshman receiver took a touch pass from Cole Stoudt 68 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 10:53 left, and that helped the No. 19 Tigers pull away to beat Wake Forest 3420 on Thursday night. Stoudt finished 27 of 42 for 282 yards with three touchdowns — two to Scott, one to Wayne Gallman — and Gallman added a late rushing score to help the Tigers (7-2, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference, No. 21

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Memphis 5 Dallas 3 San Antonio 2 New Orleans 2 Northwest Division Portland 3 Minnesota 2 Utah 2 Denver 1 Oklahoma City 1 Pacific Division Golden State 4 Sacramento 4 Phoenix 3 L.A. Clippers 3 L.A. Lakers 0

us, and it felt great to just go out there and get stuff done.” Clemson’s No. 2-ranked defense forced a three-and-out and Gallman made it a twoscore game for the first time with his touchdown run with 6:36 left. The Tigers outgained Wake Forest 427-119. The Demon Deacons, who have the worst rushing offense in the Bowl Subdivision, managed just 7 yards on the ground — Wolford was sacked five times — while losing their fifth in a row. “Every time we play an ACClevel defense, we just cannot run the ball,” Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson said. “We just get overwhelmed up front.” Gallman rushed for 106 yards — his second straight 100-yard outing — and Scott had 122 yards receiving.

phone interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday that she had been experiencing occasional “episodes” of an accelerated heartbeat, usually during — or right after — matches. She said she was diagnosed last month with a form of arrhythmia.




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Browns make Bengals’ Dalton look terrible JOE KAY AP Sports Writer

CINCINNATI — Cornerback Joe Haden led a line of Browns players jumping to slap hands with joyous fans in the first row. The stadium was filled with the sound of woofing. Felt like times from way, way back when. And with a dominating perfor-

mance, the Browns suggested they’ve finally made it all the way back. The team that has been the AFC North’s bottom dweller for years climbed back into the top spot Thursday night. The Browns were all over Andy Dalton all night long, turning a first-place showdown into a shockingly one-sided 24-3 victory. With every interception and every

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to jump to the quick lead in the fourth game was certainly key. “They had that long five-game match,” Reynolds said of the Warriors. “If you have the bye and you’re waiting, you like people to go extra innings.” While the Warriors were elated to earn the 3-2 win over the Knights in the first round, Wasilla head coach Josie Cannon said exhaustion set in later in the day. “We were very tired going into that,” Cannon said of the 6 p.m. match. “The Colony game took a lot out of us emotionally and physically.” McNamara led Palmer in the match with 20 kills, 14 digs and four aces. “Mariah was clutch,” Reynolds said. “She played like the senior captain she is. She had a heck of a night out there.”

sack, the Browns showed they’re for real. “This is a little different Browns team than the rest of the league is used to seeing,” said Haden, who shadowed A.J. Green all over the field and shut him down again. Cleveland (6-3) improved on its best start in 20 years and moved into a first-place tie with Pittsburgh. The

Reichel added 17 kills in the match. Naomi Graham led the Moose with 25 assists. Ellen Groseclose added seven kills and three blocks. Reynolds also noted the serving of Groseclose. “She had big strings of serves, good production,” Reynolds said. “It was a good night for her.” Amber Sizemore led the Warriors with 13 kills and two aces against the Moose. Kylie Gilbert added seven kills. Peyton Mobley finished with 30 assists. With the win, Palmer moves forward in the winner’s bracket and will face Kodiak today at 5 p.m. at PHS. The winner of the Kodiak-Palmer match moves into the conference title match. With the loss, Wasilla drops to the loser’s bracket and will play Kenai today at 11 a.m. Colony meets Soldotna at 1 p.m. The winner of the two loser’s bracket games will meet tonight at 7 p.m. with a state tournament berth on the line. “I had to remind my girls, this is a true double-elimination tournament,” Cannon said after

Browns also snapped their streak of 17 straight losses to division opponents on the road. The last win? Also in Cincinnati, a 20-12 victory on Sept. 28, 2008. “A huge boost for our guys,” coach Mike Pettine said. “Just look at the streaks we ended. Not many people gave us a chance.” Just like the Browns, the Bengals

the loss to the Moose. “There’s more than one way to win this tournament.” Earlier in the day, Wasilla, 0-4 against its Valley rivals during the regular season, used a bit of resiliency to rally to a 20-25, 27-25, 13-25, 25-23, 15-13 win over Colony during first-round play. Colony led 23-18, in what could have been a match-clinching Game 4 for the Knights. But with the lead of senior setter Peyton Mobley, the Warriors stormed back into the match. Mobley served the final seven points of the match, to help Wasilla take the set 25-23. “Absolutely huge,” Cannon said of Mobley’s work behind the service line. “(Peyton) is one of our most consistent aggressive servers.” Mobley also clinched the set for the Warriors, tipping the ball into an open hole in the Colony defense. “That dump was perfect timing,” Cannon said of the play. Wasilla led by as many as five points (12-7 and 14-9) in the fifth set, and survived a late Colony run to hold on. Colony outscored the War-

(5-3-1) were trying to break away from some bad franchise history. They’ve played some of their worst games in prime time and wanted to show they were finally ready to hold up under the national attention. Instead, they crumbled along with their quarterback. They also got drubbed 43-17 during a Sunday night game in New England this season.

riors 4-1 late, but Wasilla won the decisive fifth set 15-13. Colony appeared to be taking control of the match in the third set, using a 15-point run to take a 21-5 advantage. Wasilla tacked on eight more points in the set, which Cannon said were key. “We were able to get a few points there. We reset and came back with more momentum,” Cannon said. “Volleyball luckily is one of those sports, you can get absolutely slaughtered in one set, but it doesn’t change the fact that you lost it. You can lose by two points or 20 points, and the results are the same. You can always come back and fight.” Wasilla’s win over Colony came following a week in which the Warriors lost tough five-set matches to both Palmer and Colony. Both matches were decided by a 15-13 score in Game 5. Cannon said the Warriors have been building toward this throughout the season. “We finally came alive in the fourth set of that match,” Cannon said. “They started playing like the team I’ve been wanting them to play like.”

Tarasenko, Blues keep streaks going vs. Devils By The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS — Vladimir Tarasenko stretched his goalscoring streak to four games and the St. Louis Blues extended their NHL-best winning streak to seven with a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night. Jake Allen made 24 saves for the Blues and ran his shutout streak to 184 minutes before giving up his first goal in two weeks. Tarasenko and linemate Jaden Schwartz each had a goal and an assist. Tarasenko has scored five goals during his four-game streak and eight in his last six games overall. Alexander Steen and David Backes also scored for St. Louis. Jori Lehtera had two assists. Allen, who blanked the Devils 1-0 Tuesday night in New Jersey, had his shutout streak snapped at 184:01 when Michael Ryder beat him at 16:35 of the third period. Prior to that, Allen had not allowed a goal since Vancouver’s Linden Vey scored on him at 11:57 of the third period on Oct. 23. Marek Zidlicky then scored at 18:09 for New Jersey and Ryder added his second of the game with 50.5 seconds left to make it 4-3. Devils goalie Cory Sch-

neider was pulled in the third. PENGUINS 4, JETS 3, SO WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Sidney Crosby scored the shootout winner to lift Pittsburgh to its sixth straight win. Crosby and Evgeni Malkin scored in the shootout, while MarcAndre Fleury stopped shots by Winnipeg’s Andrew Ladd and Evander Kane after Blake Wheeler scored for the Jets to open the shootout. Brandon Sutter had a goal and two assists, while Steve Downie and Simon Despres added goals for Pittsburgh in regulation. Fleury finished with 34 saves through overtime. Ladd, Jacob Trouba and Kane scored for the Jets, who now have points in seven straight games. Ondrej Pavelec stopped 32 shots for Winnipeg. The teams combined for 102 penalty minutes and three fights, but no power-play goals.

BRUINS 5, OILERS 2 BOSTON — Dougie Hamilton had a goal and two assists during a third-period flurry that sent the streaking Boston Bruins past skidding Edmonton. The Bruins scored three times in a span of 2:34 to erase a 2-1 deficit on the way to their fourth straight victory. Boston won its 13th in a row against the Oilers, who have not beaten the Bruins since Oct. 17, 2000. Tuukka Rask finished with 24 saves for Boston, which also got

goals from Loui Eriksson, Carl Soderberg, Reilly Smith and Milan Lucic. Ben Scrivens made 27 saves for Edmonton, which lost its fourth consecutive game. Boyd Gordon scored in the first period and Mark Arcobello deposited a rebound 1:44 into the third to give the Oilers a 2-1 lead.

PREDATORS 3, STARS 2 DALLAS — Matt Cullen scored the go-ahead goal at 13:47 of the third period in Nashville’s victory over slumping Dallas. Goals by Trevor Daley and Patrick Eaves rallied Dallas from a 2-0 deficit. But the Stars have lost their last six games (0-4-2), and are 1-2-4 at home. Craig Smith and Filip Forsberg scored power-play goals in the second period for Nashville, which is 3-2 on a six-game road trip. The Predators had only two power-play goals in their first nine games, but have scored four in the last four games. Predators goalie Pekka Rinne made 33 saves. Derek Roy and Matthias Ekholm each had two assists.

SENATORS 3, WILD 0 OTTAWA, Ontario — Mike Hoffman scored twice and Craig Anderson stopped 34 shots to lead Ottawa over Minnesota. Clarke MacArthur also had a goal for the Senators. Anderson earned his second shutout this sea-

son and the 28th of his career. Niklas Backstrom made 14 saves for Minnesota. The Wild have outshot their opponents in all 12 games this season, but they’ve lost their past two.

the rebound after Jonas Hiller stopped the forward’s initial shot during a short-handed breakaway. Monahan’s power-play goal 20 seconds after Boyle scored cut the Calgary deficit to 3-2. Johnson’s first goal in 12 games made it 4-2 at 40 seconds of the LIGHTNING 5, FLAMES 2 third, and Filppula added an empTAMPA, Fla. — Cedric Pa- ty-net goal with 2:10 to play. quette scored his first two NHL goals as Tampa Bay finished a perFLYERS 4, PANTHERS 1 fect four-game homestand. PHILADELPHIA — Sean Tampa Bay also got goals from Brian Boyle, Tyler Johnson and Couturier had a goal and an assist Valtteri Filppula. The Lightning in the first period, Jakub Voracek had scored 15 goals during three continued his offensive surge, and wins earlier in the homestand Philadelphia cruised past Florida. Voracek got his sixth goal of against Arizona, Philadelphia and the season to pull into tie with Washington. Jiri Hudler and Sean Monahan Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby with a scored for the Flames, who had league-leading 19 points. Michael won three in a row. Mark Giordano Del Zotto and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare also scored for Philadelhad two assists. After Paquette scored 61 sec- phia, which has won four straight onds into the second period, Boyle at home. Brayden Schenn added put Tampa Bay up 3-1 at 4:02 on two assists.

Nick Bjugstad scored his first goal of the season for the Panthers, who had earned at least one point in their previous seven games. Steve Mason made 35 saves, including a big third-period stop on Bjugstad, to pick up his second straight win for the Flyers. Roberto Luongo stopped 30 shots for Florida.

AVALANCHE 4, MAPLE LEAFS 3, SO DENVER — Alex Tanguay scored in regulation and had the decisive goal in a shootout to lift Colorado over Toronto. Matt Duchene also scored in regulation and the shootout for the Avalanche, who ended a threegame skid. Colorado lost a late lead but made up for it in the shootout. All three shooters scored, starting with Nathan MacKinnon.



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Rice, wife testify on final day of hearing By The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Ray Rice and wife Janay testified Thursday on the final day of a hearing in the former Baltimore Ravens running back’s appeal of his indefinite NFL suspension. The arbitration hearing before a former federal judge will determine whether the NFL overstepped its authority in modifying Rice’s two-game suspension, making it indefinite after video of the running back hitting his wife — then his fiancee — was released by TMZ. Rice and Janay Rice left the hearing separately about three hours apart after each testified at former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones’ office. “I can trust it’s a fair process,” said Rice’s attorney, Peter Ginsberg. Two people familiar with the case said there’s no timetable for Jones to make her decision, though one person said she has asked the sides to submit closing briefs next week. Both spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the arbiter has told the sides not to discuss details of the private hearing. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell testified for more than two hours to start the appeal hearing Wednesday, according to one of the sources. Ray and Janay Rice attended the full hearing Wednesday. HGH testing hits 1-month anniversary The piece of paper taped to Tennessee Titans center Brian Schwenke’s locker carried a message that 40 of the more than 1,600 players in the NFL also were supposed to get that week:

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Jacob Creglow made the state cut in the boys 200 IM and 100 breaststroke, as well as both relays, and teammate Watkins qualified for the 50 free (in which he is ranked fourth in the state) and the 100 fly. The boys 200- and 400-yard free relays will be composed of both Hall brothers, Creglow and Watkins. The SoHi boys are ranked sixth in the state in the in the 200 free relay, but only a mere two seconds behind the top time. Emily Boone, Brent Christenson, Connor Gross, Jenna Hansen, Cody Kincaid and Nathaniel Lazaros are making the trip as alternate swimmers. The most recent Kardinals swimmer to win a state title was Winter Heaven’s victory in the boys 100 butterfly in 2010. Of the three athletes that made the state cut for Kenai this season, the only one with previous state experience is Celestina Castro, who is competing in the girls 100 butterfly. Castor finished fourth in the region meet last weekend, with a time fast enough to secure a state berth in the 100 fly for the third straight year. Jacob Dye will join Castro in Anchorage, qualifying in the

“You have randomly been selected by the NFL drug-testing program’s Medical Advisor to complete a urine doping test AND HGH blood test today. Please report to the drug testing area immediately to complete the drug test.” So Schwenke broke away from the daily routine at the Titans’ headquarters, grabbed an ID and headed to have his blood drawn, just as others around the league have been doing since one month ago Thursday. That’s when the NFL instituted a test for human growth hormone — a test experts say is almost impossible to fail. An Associated Press analysis of the testing protocol approved by the league and the NFL Players Association after more than three years of wrangling found that only the most reckless or uninformed player would seem to have a chance of getting caught using HGH. HGH has become popular in a variety of sports for its supposed ability to enhance performance in various ways. Indeed, of the 2,798 HGH tests in sports around the globe analyzed at labs accredited by the World AntiDoping Agency last year, zero turned up positive. Romo practices in London LONDON — Tony Romo practiced Thursday for the first time since arriving in London, and the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback says his injured back is getting better. Romo missed last Sunday’s loss to the Arizona Cardinals because of his third back injury in 18 months. He

skipped Wednesday’s practice following the team’s arrival Tuesday. “We’ll keep taking it day by day and just see what happens,” Romo said. “It’s improving each day and I think we did some things today that were positive. Just keep going in that direction, I think we’ll have a good chance (of playing Sunday).” The Cowboys (6-3) play the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-8) at Wembley Stadium in the last of three regular-season games in London this year. They have lost their last two games, however, with backup Brandon Weeden playing last weekend. Romo has fractures in two small bones in his back. The injury is unrelated to a herniated disk last year or to offseason surgery to remove a cyst earlier in 2013.

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Giants take another blow at cornerback position EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Just a couple days after losing Prince Amukamara for the season with a torn biceps, the New York Giants seemingly have taken another hit at cornerback. Zack Bowman, who was expected to move into the starting lineup for Amukamara, missed practice on Thursday while being evaluated at a hospital for abdominal pain. Coach Tom Coughlin did not have an update on Bowman’s condition after practice for Sunday’s game in Seattle against the Super Bowl champion Seahawks (5-3). Bowman has played in all eight games this year, making 10 tackles and Bills’ Jackson still battling in- one interception. jury ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — BufRavens’ Smith to miss rest of falo Bills coach Doug Marrone says year running back Fred Jackson is not yet OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Baltiready to return against the Kansas City more Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith Chiefs, but he’ll see how things prog- will miss the remainder of the season ress the rest of this week. with a foot injury. Marrone said Thursday he’s not Smith hurt his left foot in the first sure if Jackson will be available. quarter of a game against Cincinnati Jackson was limited in practice for on Oct. 26. The injury was initially dia second day in a row on Thursday. agnosed as a sprain. The 33-year-old is making his way But coach John Harbaugh said an back from a groin injury he suffered examination of the foot Thursday reon Oct. 19. Jackson has 239 yards and vealed the need for surgery. one touchdown on 55 carries this seaHarbaugh says, “Jimmy is finished son. for the season, but will recover for our Rookie receiver Sammy Watkins offseason program.” sat out Thursday after suffering a Smith started all eight games begroin injury in practice Wednesday. fore the injury. He had one intercepMarrone declined to offer details, re- tion and 28 tackles. ferring to Watkins’ status on the injury With Smith out last week for the

first time, Baltimore gave up 340 yards passing and six touchdown passes to Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger in a 43-23 defeat. Now in his fourth season, Smith started all 16 games last year for the first time. Crabtree says he is healthy SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Michael Crabtree has had two operations on his left foot since 2009 and missed most of last season because of an Achilles tendon tear. Yet the San Francisco 49ers wide receiver insists he’s healthy and says lingering effects have nothing to do with his recent drop in production. “You see me running on the field 100 percent,” Crabtree said Thursday. “What are you talking about . about a foot? We’re good, man. That’s not even a question to ask me.” Crabtree, averaging 9.8 yards per catch this season, left San Francisco’s win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sept. 28 with soreness in his foot and later returned to the game. A week later he was limited to one catch against Kansas City, something that had not happened in nearly three years. “I always have high expectations for myself and I am not where I want to be,” Crabtree said as the 49ers (44) prepared to play at New Orleans on Sunday. “I am going to do the best I can to catch any ball thrown my way.” While the yards-per-catch figure would be a career low, Crabtree is on track for 74 receptions, which would be his second-most in a season. He’s also on track for six touchdowns, which would match his second-best in a year.

boys 100 free, getting to state with a sixth-place finish at the region meet. Mikaela Pitsch punched her ticket to state with a third-place finish in the girls 1-meter diving event at the region meet. After coming home with a single gold medal at last year’s state meet (Kaec Brinster in the boys 1-meter diving event), the Homer Mariners are looking to add more hardware to their collection. However, the only divers Homer qualified were Ian Hall on the boys side and Annali Metz on the girls side. Remi Nagle was the only Mariner to make the state cut in multiple events, qualifying for the boys 50 free and the 100 butterfly. Nagle finished fourth in the region in the latter event. Lauren Kuhns (girls 500 free), Gregory Smith (boys 100 back) and Cheyanne Smith (as an alternate in the girls 100 breaststroke) are also making the state trip. Seward’s lone qualifier for state is Sasha Hamner, in the girls 100 freestyle event. HamPhoto by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion ner finished fifth in the 100 free championship race at the Soldotna Stars’ Calvin Hills controls the puck by the Homer Mariners’ goal Thursday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. Region III meet with a time of plays Kenai at 8 p.m. On Saturday, Kenai dinals with a shutout victory to get their 58.36 seconds. and SoHi face off at 7:30 p.m., while Eagle tournament started. Ryan O’Leary is the last River and Homer drop the puck at 3:30 Kenai goalie Nate O’Lena notched 49 Seward swimmer to have won Continued from page B-1 p.m. saves on 55 shots in the net, while the a state title. O’Leary won both In the late game, Eagle River topped Kards had seven shots on goal. boys freestyle races at the 2010 Kenai 6-0. The Wolves dominated the KarKenai will face Homer tonight at 8 p.m. River tonight at 5:30 p.m., while Homer state meet.

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Wee levels. After outlasting Wasilla in the region title game last February to secure Soldotna’s first conference championship since 2009, the Stars are looking for more of the same, but they are going to have to do it with a younger team. Soldotna lost four seniors from last year’s squad, including state All-Tournament team member Cody Harvey, a standout goalie. Along with Harvey, SoHi lost talented forwards Nick Wrobel, Jacob O’Lena and Hunter Lott. SoHi also lost Preston Weeks and Kenny Griffin to hockey opportunities in the Lower 48. “You can’t trade experience for anything, but a lot of these kids have been with KPHA, so I expect them to step up,” Urban said. “There will be a learning curve for sure.” Offseason work — including time in the summer ice program that has been put together by Red Line Sports — has helped some players to get a jump-start on the winter season, but many players have also been busy with other sports, such as football. “Yep, we’ve got a couple football players, which is good,” Urban said. “But (many) went to the summer league and skills clinics, too.” Urban said the current roster has over 25 players, which could fluctuate due to eligibility checks. On that roster, Urban said the tentative starters include Ty Fenton, Jace Urban, Coel Nelson, Ethan Brown, Levi Hensley and Stephen Endsley on offense, while defensive stalwarts Justice Miller, Kenny Flanders and Cal-

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vin Hills will likely get the nod. Urban scored two goals Thursday night against Homer on the first day of the Peninsula Ice Challenge, including the game winner. Fenton, a senior, has been named team captain, and coach Urban expects him and Nelson to have big years. Freshman Billy Yoder and sophomore Will Rogers will battle for the starting job as goalie, a big position to fill after Harvey graduated. Thursday night, Yoder got the nod. “We’re pretty excited about the season, it’ll be a new venture for the boys and me,” Urban said. KENAI KARDINALS Like Urban at SoHi, Michael Tilly is beginning his first stint as head coach at the prep level, but he too has over 10 years coaching experience in other levels of the game. That experience will be tested early on. Not only did the Kards lose several talented seniors from last year’s squad — names such as TJ Wagoner, Nathan Zorbas and Justin Alvey — but several players that were expected to return instead took their talents to be used in other endeavors. For example, Jake Eubank, Kenai’s top scorer last year, is off playing U-18 hockey in Colorado. Ross Hanson, a starting freshman last year, is also in Colorado playing on a U-16 team. Conner Johnson, a stifling defenseman, is playing amongst the U-16 ranks in California, and coach Tilly’s son, also named Michael, is competing for the West Sound (Washington) Warriors in the Northern Pacific Hockey League. Basically, Kenai is starting from scratch. With such a big shift in the team, Tilly has a simple solution to

help him figure out who will start and who will play support. “All you can do is drop a puck and see what happens,” Tilly said. Thursday night, Kenai saw what happens when going up against a large schools opponent. The Kards were shut out 6-0 by Eagle River in their opening game of the tournament and the season. Last year’s Kenai squad went 5-5 in conference play, but was ousted in the region tournament. Tilly said the team has not set a goal for the year yet, but he expects when the group gets into the meat of the schedule, the expectations will become clearer. “I think most times people set goals that are tangible,” he said. “My goals are intangible. “I knew going in this year will be about player development. It’ll be about the individual players, so they come together as a whole, create good habits, and hopefully by the end of the season, we’ll be sitting in good spot.” Tilly said while some may call this a rebuilding year, he sees a potential for growth. “The kids are just sponges,” he said. “They’re young and eager, with a lot of talent, and you just have to hone them and make them more efficient.” Tilly said on the current roster of 25 skaters, he has two seniors, and one is a goalie. Also included on that list are six girls. Tilly said the high number of female players is partially attributed to the trend of popularity that has seen an increasing number of female participants in the sport. “When local girls hockey kicked off (several years ago), these girls were riding the wave,” Tilly said. The Kards will field a team capable

of producing three solid lines on the ice this weekend, Tilly said. Starting at the goaltender spot, senior Nate O’Lena returns as the last line of defense for the Kards, and will be supported by senior defenseman Riley Weber, sophomore Zach Selinger, freshman Matt Hagel and sophomore Jacob O’Brien. Freshman Bradley Kishbaugh and Kylie Morse will be backup goalies for the year. The front line will most likely be assembled with junior winger Dalton Dosko, junior center Cody Arbelovsky, Zach Mese, sophomore Matthew Zorbas and Joe Gabriel. Coach Tilly mentioned that he remembers playing against Gabriel’s father when he was a high school player himself. “There’s all the family connections that are still here,” Tilly said. HOMER MARINERS John Carlin returns to coach the Mariners for a second consecutive year, and as a former member of the Soldotna coaching staff, he sees the Soldotna banners of past season hanging when he visits the central Peninsula. With many returning starters being joined by a new cast of freshman faces, Carlin is learning to balance the team. “We’re keeping it positive this year,” Carlin said. “We want everyone to come out to the rink and support the team.” The Mariners finished last season off with a 3-5-2 conference record, seeding them fifth in the NSC tourney. This year, Carlin made it clear what the teams goal is. “We wanna go to the state tournament,” he stated. “We were not at all satisfied with the end of last year, we

want to go to state. “I don’t wanna be watching the tournament anymore, I’m done with that.” The Homer hockey squad has never hung a state banner before, but Carlin would be happy with a region championship banner as well. “We wanna hang something up in our barn that we have to look at,” Carlin said. Carlin said the importance of finishing the season as a high seed cannot be stressed enough, adding that the Mariners will need to be among the top four entering the region tournament. Thursday night at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex, Homer rallied back from a two-goal deficit to temporarily forge a tie with Soldotna, but the Stars ultimately won 4-3 with a late goal. Last year, Homer beat SoHi 2-1 in the season series. However, a few core seniors graduated from the team, including highproduction players such as Konstantin Reutov and Tommy Bowe. “We’ve got eight or nine seniors that are gonna be starters, but also about that many freshman as well,” he said. Carlin said his current roster is sitting around 25 or so players, almost twice as many as last season. “We were struggling, we were the dirty dozen a lot of the time last year,” Carlin said. “We just didn’t have the numbers, but now we’re almost double.” The Mariners’ core of returning starters start with senior Markian Polushkin, who returns to as the starting goaltender, with support from backup goalie Riley Swanson. Up front, the Mariners return Clem Tillion, Kiril Sanarov, Ulian Kuzmin and Anton Kuzmin.






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Cooking salmon


he salmon I cooked for dinner Tuesday night earned a thumbs up and a “Mmmmmm!” from the in-house food critic, so I thought I’d share with you how it came to be. It began with a frozen fillet, the front half of a silver that tried in vain to swim up the Kenai River in late September. I chose the front because that part of a salmon is the fattest and most tender. I save the tail sections for when being tender isn’t as important, such as for smoking, spreads and patties. It’s all good stuff, but the thicker parts work best for broiling, pan frying and oven-roasting. Our salmon is vacuum packed, so I thawed it in the bag, submerged in cold water for a couple of hours. It was dry and clean when I cut open the package, or I would’ve patted it dry with a paper towel. Some chefs will tell you to rinse fish in cold water, but to me that’s like rinsing off meat. You’re just rinsing off goodness. I usually pull the pin bones from salmon fillets before cooking them because it makes eating salmon more pleasant. I get most of them by carefully pulling in the direction for which they’re headed. I didn’t do it last night, because I intended to serve only the bottom half of the fillet, which contains no bones. The leftovers would end up in sandwiches or tacos. I seldom know how I’m going to cook a piece of fish until just before the event. On this occasion, I decided to cook it “skin down” on aluminum foil in our gas grille, on the deck. After sprinkling the fillet liberally with lemon pepper and Kosher salt on both sides, I let it sit on the counter for a few minutes. Fish cooks faster and more evenly when it starts cooking at room temperature. If you browse websites for salmon recipes, you’ll find suggested oven-roasting temperatures ranging from 250 to 450 degrees. I’ve tried the “low and slow” method, and found that the fish comes out too soft for my taste. On “Low,” our gas grille will hold at 375 (F) degrees, and that’s where I like to set it. I put the fish on the grille and closed the cover. I can’t tell you how long the fish cooked. I don’t go by the clock, because there are too many variables. If it’s cold and windy outside, that can affect cooking time. The thickness of the fish is another factor. So I live by the rule, “Never turn your back on a cooking fish,” and I check it often. Some people like their salmon See PALMER, page C-2

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Dale Flick, of Portland, left, helps Carol O’Bryant, of Bend, Ore., practice fly casting during the Casting for Recovery retreat on Oct. 19, 2014 at Black Butte Ranch. The weekend-long retreat focused on fly fishing is for survivors of breast cancer.

By TANA BANNOW The Bulletin

SISTERS, Ore. — In her first year of recovering from breast cancer, Carol O’Bryant, of Bend, was plagued with anxiety over whether the disease was really gone and whether it was coming back. Maybe the doctors didn’t get it all, she thought. Maybe it had spread and they didn’t realize it. And what if she found another lump? “I talked to my husband about it and I said, ‘I don’t like this idea of almost living in fear that it’s going to come back,’” said O’Bryant, 59. Feelings like that are common among cancer survivors, especially breast cancer. A recent study in Journal of Clinical Oncology found that 42 percent of breast cancer survivors — more than any cancer group — reported experiencing psychological distress during the recovery, such as anxiety or another mood disorder. That’s why experts stress the importance of talking to other survivors. But none of O’Bryant’s friends or family members had ever had breast cancer. She found a couple people to talk to at work, but never joined any support groups. On a recent weekend, approaching the four-year anniversary of her diagnosis, O’Bryant took part in her first group therapy sessions. The trip was disguised as a fishing retreat, but for O’Bryant, the real reward was that of any good group therapy: learning the 13 other women she

was with — all from Oregon — feel just like she does. “A lot of them have the same feelings, emotions and most of all, our biggest thing was we survived,” she said. “We got through it and we’re here, just enjoying life.” Casting for Recovery is a national nonprofit organization that takes breast cancer survivors on weekend-long fly fishing retreats. The goals extend well beyond teaching the women to fly fish, though. They hold group therapy sessions and pamper the guests with fancy meals and lodging (all free). The group has hosted roughly 500 retreats nationwide for more than 6,500 women. This retreat took place at Black Butte Ranch near Sisters, a scenic spot where Black Butte towers overhead, snow-capped mountains gleam in the distance and horses graze nearby. It’s the second annual retreat held at the ranch. According to Casting for Recovery, 70 percent of the women who attend the retreats have never been to a support group. Karen Kreft, a 52-yearold Sisters resident who volunteered as a Casting for Recovery instructor for the past two years after going on the retreat herself in 2010, said many women don’t have friends or family members who’ve had breast cancer. “You might be the only one who’s had it,” she said, “but when you get in that group, all of a sudden, you’re all the same. I think that’s very, very important. You hear from people that their treatment was worse or better or they’re struggling with something

worse. You’re not alone.” Susan Hedlund, manager of patient and family support services at Oregon Health & Science University’s Knight Cancer Institute, has hosted dozens of retreats for breast cancer survivors with organizations other than Casting for Recovery. Breast cancer survivors in particular are faced with issues other people might not understand, she said. The anxiety O’Bryant described is common. Some women are miffed by the fact that they did everything right — ate well, exercised, managed stress — and got cancer anyway, Hedlund said. Body image issues are very common. O’Bryant, who has always tried to stay fit and look good, was unhappy with her appearance after her lumpectomy. “My daughter said it looks fine,” she said. “I’m like, ‘You may not think it looks that bad, but in my head, I’m looking at myself going, ‘That looks really bad.’ I just think a lot of that does have to do with just your mental image of how you look. That translates into how you feel.” O’Bryant underwent reconstructive surgery last year. Breast cancer treatment also can trigger accelerated menopause in younger women, which brings on a number of changes, from decreased libido to pain during intercourse, Hedlund said. On top of that, women who’ve had mastectomies, a procedure in which all of the tissue is removed from the breast, experience a loss of sensation, she said.

“I think there is just all this soul searching that goes on around ‘Who am I now?’ and ‘How has cancer changed me?’ ‘How has it not changed me?’” Hedlund said. “Yet what I find with retreats is that people also find kind of a renewed sense of priorities and purpose.” When it comes to fly fishing, there’s a physical benefit, too, Hedlund said: that rhythmic arm motion fly fishermen make while casting is similar to the therapeutic exercises doctors prescribe to breast cancer survivors. Women who have had mastectomies can later get what’s called a frozen shoulder, stiffness and pain in the shoulder, she said. If they’ve had lymph nodes removed, a common practice to determine whether the cancer has spread to the lymph system, women can get lymphedema, a blockage of lymph fluid that causes swelling in the arms. To prevent those ailments, physical therapists often prescribe exercises designed to keep the arms moving and maintain a range of motion in the shoulders, Hedlund said. But those who are early into their recoveries might have a more difficult time fly fishing, as survivors who’ve had mastectomies, lumpectomies, radiation therapy or lymph nodes removed often say it’s difficult to raise their arms above a certain point for some time afterward. Kreft, who has been a fly fisher for 20 years, said right after her double See FISH, page C-2

Elusive, inconspicuous brown creepers favor old growth forests


Photo By Ted Bailey

A brown creeper probes for insects behind the bark of a birch tree.

have seen more brown creepers on the Kenai Peninsula this year than in the past two years when I saw none. Brown creepers are tiny, brownish-gray, woodpecker-like birds that are cryptically colored, perfectly blending into the brownish-gray patterns of tree bark. They are not only visually inconspicuous, but their short, high frequency calls are easily missed. A typical call consists of 4-9 faint, very high pitched notes that last only about a second each. Here on the Kenai, they often fly to the bottom of large, old white or black spruces trees and begin creeping upward, like woodpeckers, probing for insects and spiders hidden in the furrowed bark and plucking them out with their thin, delicate, slightly curved bills. They also find prey behind amongst the loose bark of birch trees. It’s rare to see brown creepers feeding on smooth-barked trees such as aspen. Your chances of seeing brown creepers are the greatest in old growth forests. In the 1970s, Sue Quinlan, working on the Peninsula’s Chugach National Forest, reported that brown creepers were most abundant in old growth forest stands over 100 years old. But, in the 1990s, other studies indicated a decline in the abundance of brown creepers throughout south-central Alaska probably because many large dead and dying white spruce trees (from the spruce bark beetle infestation) were removed by logging. The decline is understandable since brown creepers frequently

R efuge N otebook Ted B ailey build their well hidden nests behind loose bark on dead and dying trees. Apparently only the female incubates the eggs, but she is regularly fed on the nest by the male. They likely compete for food with red-breasted nuthatches, woodpeckers, chickadees and kinglets but whether this competition effects their reproduction or populations is unknown. Brown creepers are the only member of the creeper family of birds (Certhidae) in North America. Creepers are believed to have originated in the Old World (known there as treecreepers) and later spread to North America. Because brown creepers are not as winter-adapted as chickadees and nuthatches, they sometimes withdraw from the coldest part of their range in harsh winters and become short distance migrants. However, little is known about their migratory habits in Alaska. I have seen them on the Kenai during winters but unfortunately for winter bird watchers, they seldom visit bird feeders. My closest encounter with a brown creeper and one of my most memorable wildlife experiences happened years ago. I was standing motionless watching a

family of brown creepers fly from tree to tree. One of the young ones flew up to me, landed on my brown plaid flannel shirt and began “creeping” up my chest. But it soon realized that I was not the trunk of a tree and flew off to rejoin its family. I felt lucky to have experienced such a unique encounter. I don’t know why I have seen brown creepers more often this year than I have in the past several years. I walked the same routes and trails. Has the resident population increased? Have habitat conditions improved? Did last year’s relatively mild winter increase their survival? Were previous winters too harsh on the birds? Are the creepers seen here on the Kenai Peninsula in the fall actually shortdistance migrants fleeing colder parts of Alaska? I have always been interested in elusive species like brown creepers because many aspects of the lives of such species are still unknown. And the brown creeper is a prime example. Dr. Ted Bailey retired from the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge where he was the supervisory wildlife biologist for many years. He has lived on the Kenai Peninsula for over 38 years and still maintains a keen interest in its wildlife and natural history. Find more information about the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge at http://kenai.fws. gov or



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Horrific accident can’t stop ex-Dover AFB sergeant By MEGHAN MONTEMURRO The News Journal

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Nick Dadgostar lined up on the track. Warmed up and loose after a two-lap jog, he began drills focused on strengthening his hip flexor, keeping his knees high as he sprinted 20 meters down the track. Pumping his arms in sync with his knees, Dadgostar methodically worked to find consistency in his strides. “Make every step count,” Delaware State University track and field coach Kevin Braunskill yelled to him. “If you get your hips right, you’ll kill them.” The hour-long practice Oct. 17 pushed Dadgostar to the point where his hamstring began to strain. After the workout, Dadgostar retreated to a spot near the fence at Alumni Stadium. The 32-year-old sat down and unhinged the prosthetic blade attached to his right leg, putting it in his bag. He put on another prosthetic, grabbed his gear and left the track. The pool of blood was the first thing Dadgostar noticed as he broke through the surface of the Caribbean Sea. It was supposed to be a relaxing day of snorkeling for Dadgostar and four of his fellow Air Force comrades during a trip to St. Croix of the Virgin Islands. Instead, April 19, 2009, turned into a nightmare. A loud humming noise disrupted Dadgoster’s serenity under the clear, blue ocean water. A commercial fishing boat was bearing down on him. The boat’s hull and propellers clipped Dadgostar, who initially thought he had escaped without injury. However, Dadgostar, the only one in his party to get hit by the boat, quickly discovered the seriousness of the situation after he reached the ocean surface. The impact had broken three ribs and his sternum. The humerus bone in his left arm, caught in the propeller, was completely broken. His left wrist was lacerated with torn tendons barely keeping his pinky finger attached to his hand. Lacerations on his lower right leg near his kneecap and a deep laceration on his left ankle compromised his ability to swim or tread water. “I thought, ‘Wow, this was it,’” Dadgostar recalled. “It’s quick.” Sinking deeper into the

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rare; others, well done. When cooking for a crowd, I try to hit somewhere in the middle. If your fish oozes white stuff, you’re using too much heat. That’s protein cooking out of the flesh, and it’s a good sign that the fish may be overdone and on its way to becoming tough. When it’s opaque and easily flakes with a fork, it’s done. When it turns out to be dry, rubbery, leathery or cremated, I don’t despair. I try to learn from the experience and move on. This time, it was perfect. I removed the fish from the grille with a spatula, leaving

ocean, no longer able to keep himself afloat, Dadgostar was almost fully submerged when he felt one of the men in his group, Corey Henwood, grab him. “It was like getting a hug from my mother,” Dadgostar said. The situation remained dire, though the commercial fishing boat’s decision to turn around likely helped save his life. Dadgostar was lifted into the boat where he remained even after it reached shore. It took two hours for an ambulance to arrive. The staff sergeant stationed at Dover Air Force Base had lost more than half of his blood. He struggled to breathe because of a punctured left lung. Despite an overwhelming desire to close his eyes and sleep, Dadgostar stayed conscious through the whole ordeal, aided by his Air Force buddies, who sometimes slapped his face to keep him awake. Dadgostar was taken a hospital in the Virgin Islands but the facility couldn’t handle the severity of his injuries and even struggled treating his collapsed lung. A medevac was called to transfer Dadgostar to a hospital in Miami where he would end up spending two weeks in the intensive care unit. Dr. Jess Kirby, a limb salvage expert with the Army, stepped in when he saw Dadgostar was in the military and prevented the Miami doctors from amputating his left ankle and right leg, a decision Dadgostar greatly appreciated. Nick’s wife Stephanie Dadgostar was folding laundry and getting settled after returning to their Felton home from a mini-vacation to visit her family in Nebraska when the phone rang. Lance Duckworth, an airman who worked with Nick, was living in the Dadgostars’ spare bedroom at the time and received a call, learning of the accident. He wouldn’t tell Stephanie what the call was about as he paced around the house, so she figured it was private work information. It was 6 p.m. that Sunday when Stephanie heard a knock on the door. Nick’s first sergeant and his chief commander were waiting at the door, and at first, Stephanie thought they were with the cable company since they weren’t in uniform. “They didn’t even know a whole lot, and they didn’t have much to tell me,” Stephanie

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In this Oct. 17 photo, retired Air Force staff sergeant Nicholas Dadgostar, left, trains in Dover, Del., with Kevin Braunskill, a Delaware State University assistant men’s track and field coach. Dadgostar’s right leg was amputated below the knee following an accident in 2009 while on active duty. Last month, he competed in the first-ever Invictus Games, an international sporting competition for wounded warriors at Olympic Stadium in London.

Dadgostar said. “All they could tell me is he got ran over by a boat. That was very surreal. It didn’t hit me for a long time. It was almost like a dream. Sometimes it still is like a dream, you know?” Stephanie immediately shifted into survival mode, calling family and booking the first flight out of Delaware, arriving at the Miami hospital just in time before Nick went into what would be his first of approximately 15 total surgeries. Dadgostar spent eight weeks in the Miami hospital before being discharged to his home in Delaware. For the first two years following the accident, nothing came easy for Dadgostar. Essentially on bed rest, he couldn’t walk or use his arms and left hand. He could not play with his children, Kameron and Laurel. At the time, they were 7 years old and 5 months, respectively. Stephanie Dadgostar watched her husband suffer.

“The years of isolation in itself would be enough to go crazy,” she said. “He literally for years sat on the couch and did absolutely nothing except to watch TV. He did little things, but no going outside. No playing. Our house wasn’t equipped for his wheelchair. We had to go and make a lot of different arrangements here and there.” Soon, a fishing pole and a nearby beach became two of Dadgostar’s best companions when he needed to get out of the house in the years after his accident. He adopted the mentality that his disability was his new life and wasn’t going to change, so he might as well just fish all day. “I was kind of seeing my family moving on and I couldn’t do anything,” Dadgostar said. “That was the hardest part.” To try and save his right leg, doctors broke his tibia and removed 12 centimeters of bone to help it regrow. Four times a day for one year Dadgostar had to turn the screws in his tibia to

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hand and her line in the other, slowly flicking the rod back and forth over her head. Lots of survivors describe life after the disease as a sort of transformation, and new hobbies are often part of that. That’s the case for O’Bryant, who said she plans to have the other participants visit her in Bend to do some fly fishing. “It kind of feels like a new beginning,” she said, “and I think fly fishing is something I’m just really going to enjoy doing.”

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mastectomy, she couldn’t even lift a shirt over her head. She could only fish for about 20 minutes at a time before it started to hurt. With time, though, fly fishing helped her build strength. At the recent weekend retreat, Friday and Saturday were a mix of group therapy, including working with the staff psychosocial nurses, and fishing lessons, where the women the skin and foil on the grille. learned everything from casting This is one of the good things to fly tying. about this method: No mess Sunday began with a group to clean up. In the house, I breakfast, where the women placed serving-size pieces on chatted and laughed like old plates that had been warmfriends. ing in the microwave. I “You have 14 ladies that had made a sauce of melted don’t know each other on Fributter, lemon zest and fresh day and by Sunday, you would dill weed, which I drizzled think they were all in the same over the fish on the plate. I sorority together,” said Scott then added steamed broccoli, Humphrey, a Portland-based boiled yams and a couple of volunteer who helped coordicold glasses of New Zealand nate this year’s retreat. sauvignon blanc, and my Then the women suited up in work was done. waders and fishing boots, took I hope I didn’t make this a group photo and then spread dish seem complicated, beout along the perimeter of the cause it’s not. It took longer ranch’s calm, sun-bathed pond for me to write about it than it in 14 pairs of teachers and studid to make it. dents. Standing on the shore Les Palmer can be reached with her instructor, O’Bryant at grasped her fishing pole in one

stretch the bone and cultivate its growth. But in the summer of 2011, Dadgostar had it amputated, his third and most drastic amputation after also having his left big toe and the first phalange on his second toe amputated right after the accident. Dadgostar has seen the surgery video of his amputation, though it took him a few times to get through

it without turning it off. “It doesn’t bother me anymore,” Dadgostar said of watching his amputation. “It desensitizes you to it, I don’t know if that’s a good or bad thing.” The next January, Dadgostar retired from the Air Force. He also was introduced to his first prosthetic leg. Still, Dadgostar struggled to function. His wake-up call came when one day he found himself day dreaming outside with the lawnmower running, failing to notice that his daughter was tugging on his leg to get his attention. Dadgostar started seeing a psychologist and psychiatrist. He was diagnosed as having symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder with signs that include panic attacks and struggles with exposure to large crowds. Even going to Walmart could set off a panic attack. And water had become a phobia, too. “Since the accident I couldn’t get in the water, I even would start to freak out just taking a bath where I could taste salt water in my mouth,” Dadgostar said. “I’d start having a panic attack. Now, I’m able to get in water and swim with my son and daughter.”

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In this May 26 photo, Carter Budge, 11, of Sandy, Utah, skis with a flag during the Snowbird Ski Resort’s final day of skiing and riding for the 2013/14 winter season, in Little Cottonwood Canyon in the Wasatch Range, outside of Salt Lake City. In a lawsuit announced Oct. 8, Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. in Steamboat Springs, Colo. says Salt Lake City can’t market itself as Ski City USA because the winter sports title is already taken.




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Homes 3-BEDROOM, 2-Bath over size 2-car garage. Sterling area, 4 miles to Soldotna. No smoking/ pets. $1,450. per month plus utilities, (907)394-3939, (907)262-3806.

Homes WHY RENT ????? Why rent when you can own, many low down & zero down payment programs available. Let me help you achieve the dream of home ownership. Call Now !!! Ken Scott, #AK203469. (907)395-4527 or cellular, (907)690-0220. Alaska USA Mortgage Company, #AK157293.

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Finance & Accounting ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK Fast-paced company in need of an Accounts Payable Clerk in Kenai. Duties include verification and timely payment of vendor invoices through accounting software, managing vendor records, filing of yearly 1099 and 1096 forms, maintenance of fixed asset list, management of document storage and other tasks as assigned General Ledger reconciliation experience desired, but will train the right person. Salary DOE. Send cover letter and resume to:

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Frontier Community Services is a Soldotna based non-profit agency providing in-home services to people experiencing a disabling condition. Duties of the position include purchasing supplies, agency travel arrangements, process all invoices/payment requests to ensure accurate & timely payment, reconciling agency credit cards and other accounting clerk duties. 2 years progressive accounting and/or A/P-Purchasing experience. Preference given to individuals having prior experience working in purchasing and A/P and/or college-level hours of coursework in accounting. Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word. For a complete job description and application go to or apply in person at Frontier Community Services 43335 K-Beach Rd. Suite 36 Soldotna, AK 99669 Or email completed application and resume to FCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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The City of Soldotna is recruiting for a full time grant funded Police Officer, and a regular full time Police Officer. These positions serve the City of Soldotna as Peace Officers in the administration of laws and ordinances. Becoming a member of the Public Safety Employees Association is a requirement of the positions. A complete job description and application packet is available on the City's website Please submit a City application, F-3, Cover Letter and Resume to Human Resources at 177 N. Birch Street, Soldotna, by fax 1-866-596-2994, or email by 4:30 p.m., November 21, 2014. First review will be November 4, 2014. The City of Soldotna is an EEO employer.

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CITY OF KENAI, ALASKA Position Announcement Administrative Assistant I for Kenai Fire Department. Pay $22.31 per hour. This position provides administrative support to the Fire Chief and fire department staff. 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 14, 2014 to 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 home page at


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CITY OF KENAI, ALASKA Position Vacancy Library Aide. Pay $17.36 per hour. This is a part-time year round position at 24 hours/week that will include regularly scheduled hours evenings and weekends. Position provides assistance to Library customers, staff and volunteers in basic library functions such as locating and utilizing library materials and equipment. This position will work closely with the children's librarian on programming for that department. A college degree is desirable or a minimum of three years' experience which would provide the employee with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential job functions. 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 11/12/14 to 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 home page at

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Peninsula Clarion, Friday, November 7, 2014

Territorial dispute develops after daughter goes to college DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married for eight years. We have no children of our own, but he has an 18-year-old daughter from a previous relationship who has been coming over every other weekend and holidays since she was 10. Even though she lives with her mother, she has a dedicated room that’s packed to the gills with her clothes, games, toys, etc. I would like to repurpose her room now that she is off to college. My husband says no. We don’t have a guest bedroom, so I feel strongly that it makes no sense to keep her room intact when we could use the extra space. I have made many sacrifices as a stepmother over the years, and feel I deserve to finally stretch out a bit and enjoy the extra space. By the way, all the furniture in her room happens to be mine, and her room used to be my guest room before we got married. My friends agree with me, but my husband says he needs “time to adjust.” I’m really upset and would like an objective opinion. AM I being unreasonable or asking too much too soon? — FRUSTRATED IN FLORIDA DEAR FRUSTRATED: If you want peace and tranquility under your roof, my advice is to slow down and don’t jump the gun. Your husband appears to be suffering from a form of empty nest anxiety right now. Let this play out for another year or

two, so he can see how little his daughter will be using that room. It would also be better for her not to feel that the minute she left town you dismantled “her” room. If you’ll be patient, and trust me on this, you’ll look like a saint. If you don’t, you may come across as heavy-handed and be labeled a wicked stepmother.

Abigail Van Buren

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are friendly with our neighbors. We’re all smokers, but they don’t smoke inside and we do. It seems like they have decided that coming to our house every day to hang out is acceptable, which normally wouldn’t be a problem. But they come in, sit on our couch and don’t say a word to us. Their eyes are glued to their tablets or cellphones instead. They respond to our attempts at conversation with grunts, never looking up from their entertainment. They’ll stay for an hour or so, then leave. I have the feeling they’re using our house as a “smoking room” so they won’t have to stand in the


the day, but by the time evening rolls in, you’ll feel energized. You even might be able to let go of a hassle by then. You won’t be able to resist having a good time with others. An invitation will help you perk up. Tonight: Nap first, then head out. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHH You’ll want to get past someone’s resistance, but despite all your efforts, you might not be able to. You could be more worried about this person than you realize. Continue to put your best foot forward. Tonight: Out until you are too tired to go on. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHH Take charge of a situation that could affect your public image. Remain serious, and focus on your intentions. Confusion seems to surround you in nearly every way, so be sure to confirm that you understand someone’s message. Tonight: Expect to be out and about. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH A trip might tempt you to try a different approach. The risk you’ll have to take could be worth it. Tap into your creativity, and you will know what to do. Follow your heart. You are likely to gain through some personal, private time. Tonight: Detach from the here and now. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH You could be taken aback by a partner or dear loved one. This person will be more than ready to handle a problem that you might have thought was yours. Let go of a tendency to worry too much. Tonight: Go along with someone else’s suggestion. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

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cold or be away from their entertainment. My husband is going to say something soon because he’s not happy and our “hints” haven’t been acknowledged. Is this as rude as I think it is? — PUFFING MAD IN MAINE DEAR PUFFING MAD: Yes, it is. Although you and your neighbors are all smokers, it appears you have little else in common. You say your husband is going to say something “soon.” I recommend he speak up the next time these people show up and “suggest” that they leave their electronic devices at home. What boors! Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Good advice for everyone — teens to seniors — is in “The Anger in All of Us and How to Deal With It.” To order, send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Anger Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)

Hints from Heloise

Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars A baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Taurus if born before 8:45 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Gemini. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Nov. 7, 2014: This year you have the opportunity to grow and evolve in a new way. Your public image becomes more important because of a community commitment or your profession. You could be pressured by a need to present a stronger image, and as a result, you will do well in social situations. If you are single, you will meet someone quite dynamic outside of your immediate circle. By summer, you might witness a more serious involvement. If you are attached, you often restrain yourself around your partner. Try to be more present. GEMINI often annoys you! The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH Your creativity will soar, perhaps because the weekend lies ahead or because you are more willing to share your thoughts. You could be tired of having the same old conversation with a partner. Know that this, too, will pass. Tonight: Treat a loved one to munchies. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHH You seem to glow with enthusiasm and energy. You could feel intimidated by a very serious person in your life, but try not to let him or her get to you. Curb a tendency to use sarcasm as a defense mechanism. Be more open. Tonight: Enjoy the moment. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHHYou could be dragging during



HHHH You’ll have reason to want to go along with someone’s plan. You might have a lot to share, but it could take more time than you have. Postpone this meeting until later in the afternoon, when you have no time restraints. Tonight: Be spontaneous. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH Pace yourself, and you will get a lot more done. You might be in a position where you are overemphasizing one characteristic of a situation and not considering the others. Listen to feedback from those involved. Tonight: Be available. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH You will be amazed by how you’ll have to back off a bit in order to get the positive reaction you desire. You could be confused as to why you will need to be more passive. Honor a change, but only if it is for the better. Tonight: Go for the moment. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHHH Others will push hard for what they want, especially those involved in your personal life. You might want to walk away and get involved with a different project. Allow your mood to change among friends. A misunderstanding might be only temporary. Tonight: All smiles. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHH You could be reaching out to someone at a distance who seems to be extremely touchy. Be aware that a partner might be extremely jealous or irritated. Proceed with care, as you won’t want to deal with the fallout. Tonight: Head home early.

Manual access Dear Readers: It seems that a Manual (or instructions) comes with just about anything you buy today — large and small appliances, as well as electronics! If you tossed one out thinking you’d never need it, but now find that you do, here is the Heloise hint to help you out: A. Use your computer, or go to the library or another place that has computer access if you don’t have one. Find the manufacturer’s website — most, especially large companies, usually have a page where you can download a manual. B. Call the company. Many times, someone will help you troubleshoot over the phone or let you order a manual by mail. — Heloise Send a great hint to: Heloise P.O. Box 795000 San Antonio, TX 78279-5000 Fax: 1-210-HELOISE Email: Heloise(at) Travel hint Dear Heloise: My family had fun planning a short getaway trip. There were several tourist attractions that we wanted to visit, so we plotted on a map where they were. Next we looked for a hotel (that was in our budget) that was near all of them. We found one that was sort of in the center and was a member of the card we use to get points for free stays! This really helped cut down on cost, since it saved gas, too! — Anne P., Austin, Texas Extra mouse pads Dear Heloise: I use extra or old mouse pads as coasters. You can place the whole thing down on a nightstand or desk, or cut the pads into circles. No more water rings. — Cal T., Omaha Neb.


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