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MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014 Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

Vol. 45, Issue 53

Question What’s your favorite Thanksgiving food? n Turkey n Stuffing n Potatoes n Vegetables n Pie n Leftovers To place your vote and comment, visit our Web site at www. peninsulaclarion. com. Results and selected comments will be posted each Tuesday in the Clarion, and a new question will be asked. Suggested questions may be submitted online or e-mailed to news@peninsulaclarion.com.

In the news Minor earthquake felt in Prince William Sound communities ANCHORAGE (AP) — Seismologists say a minor earthquake was felt in Alaska’s Prince William Sound area. The Alaska Earthquake Center says the 3.8 magnitude earthquake struck at 3:10 p.m. Sunday. It was located 18 miles southwest of Valdez, where it was felt. The quake also was felt in Cordova, 45 miles southeast of the epicenter. There were no immediate reports of damage.

Inside ‘Continued employment may put the residents and police officers of the City of Ferguson at risk, which is a circumstance I cannot allow.’ ... See page A-5

That is why hope is so important. It keeps humans going, which is the greatest miracle in all of our lives. ... See page B-1

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School trouble on the decline

In on the deals Shoppers keep Kenai Peninsula merchants hopping

District sees decrease in disciplinary action By KELLY SULLIVAN Peninsula Clarion

By BEN BOETTGER and DAN BALMER Peninsula Clarion

charge of the Senate following the 2012 elections, putting the GOP in control of the Legislature and governor’s office. Walker is a Republican-turned-independent. His lieutenant governor, Byron Mallott, is a Democrat. Parnell was serving as Sarah Palin’s lieutenant governor when Palin stepped down in 2009. He was seen as a calm, stabilizing force after the legislative fights that marred Palin’s final year in office following her failed 2008 vice presidential bid. He won the office in his own right in 2010. As governor, he championed a state-sponsored scholarship program as a way to set higher expectations for high school students and help transform the education system. He supported hiring more village public safety officers, who serve as first responders in rural communities, though turnover remains high. He made record vetoes to budgets he considered bloated, jumpstarted efforts to advance

Reported crimes on Kenai Peninsula Borough School District campuses are on the decline. The Quarterly Discipline Report for the 2015 school year shows the annual number of student offenses in need of disciplinary action by administrators or city law enforcement officers has dropped. The report compared data going back to the 2008 school year. “Across the board the pace of discipline in the schools is down,” said Assistant Superintendent Sean Dusek. Looking at the report each quarter helps predict what the number will look like at the end of the school year, Dusek said. He said the district does not break the reports down by individual school until at least the end of the first semester. In the first quarter, only one incident of a student under the influence of alcohol on campus was reported in the district, and if the trend continues that number will be less than 50 percent of the 2014 school year’s reports. There have been only three incidents of drug possession, which amounts to less than 10 percent of last year’s reported numbers and 25 cases of fighting were reported, which amounts to less than 25 percent of last year’s reported numbers. Fighting, insubordination, harassment and especially tobacco use, are becoming less common, Dusek said. The only area he said was on, or above pace with previous school years is disruptive behavior. The report also shows inappropriate computer use, profanity and use of knives are on pace with last year’s reports. When the discipline report illuminates a consistent problem in peninsula schools such as disruptive behavior, the district can then determine the best way to address it, Dusek said. Drug and alcohol related offenses are more frequently

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The Kenai Peninsula was full of opportunities for bargain-seeking residents this weekend. While chain stores in Walmart and Fred Meyer attracted crowds with Black Friday deals, other customers preferred to start their holiday shopping at smaller businesses. According to Wallethub, the National Retail Federation estimates total retail sales in November and December will reach more than $616 billion, an increase of more than 4 percent from last year. Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion The one item that seems to Soldotna resident Veronica Delgado and her mother Mary Delgado look for ornaments at be on everyone’s list: socks. See SHOP, page A-10 Donna’s Gifts store on Black Friday in the Blazy Mall in Soldotna.

Parnell says serving was an honor By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press

JUNEAU — Over the last five years, Gov. Sean Parnell has left his mark on education, oil tax policy and efforts to advance a long-hoped-for natural gas pipeline project. He made the scourge of domestic violence and sexual assault in Alaska part of the public conversation through the “Choose Respect” initiative. It is a legacy he is proud of, one he hopes endures after he leaves office Monday. “I really had, and have, a vision of a brighter future for Alaska and articulated that as economic growth and economic opportunity and stronger, safer families,” he said. In a recent interview, he recalled telling his staff that they have left the state better than they found it. His advice to the incoming governor, Bill Walker: “Continue the path of growing economic opportunity for Alaskans, continue the path

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In this Nov. 3 photo, Gov. Sean Parnell speaks at a campaign rally in Anchorage.

of respect for all people in the state and take each day and each challenge and do your best.” The 52-year-old left open a possible return to public office but said his immediate plans include spending time with his grandson, born about two weeks after the election. Parnell said the results were too close to draw any clear messages from voters, but crit-

ics believe resentment from the rollback of oil production taxes and his handling of allegations of sexual assault and other misconduct within the Alaska National Guard contributed to his loss. Parnell ran with Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan. Sen. Bill Wielechowski, DAnchorage, also said state government lost some checks and balances when Republicans took

EPA vessel discharge exemption still in limbo By MOLLY DISCHNER Morris News Service-Alaska/ For the Alaska Journal of Commerce

The fishing vessel exemption to existing Environmental Protection Agency vessel discharge regulations regarding is due to expire in December, and Alaska’s senators are supporting differing solutions. Two bills filed this month could extend the exemption, which expires Dec. 18 either permanently or temporarily. Sen. Lisa Murkowski introduced a bill offering a one-year extension in conjunction with

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio on Nov. 19. The next day, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-California, introduced a bill with a permanent exemption; Sen. Mark Begich is a co-sponsor on that bill. Both bills are standalone, and don’t have any other issues added. Also currently in the Senate is the version of the Coast Guard reauthorization already passed by the House. That includes a permanent exemption, and could also still pass before Dec. 18. This isn’t the first time those same players have tried

to solve the issue. Begich and Rubio introduced legislation last spring that would provide a permanent exemption for fishing vessels, and also streamline other water discharge standards. The proposed Vessel Incidental Discharge Act would apply the Coast Guard’s 2012 ballast water treatment requirements as the general national standard for ballast water discharge. Fishing vessels, however, would be permanently exempt. Incidental discharges by commercial vessels less than 79 feet, fishing vessels including seafood processors and rec-

reation vessels, as well as discharges for research, safety or similar purposes, would all be exempt. That stalled in committee, and Rubio has said that his new temporary exemption would allow additional time to negotiate the larger bill during the new congress. Murkowski said she supported the temporary extension to provide time for the rest of the package to be finished. “This one-year extension is an imperative for Alaska’s fishing communities,” said Murkowski in a formal statement. During a February Sen-

ate subcommittee hearing, representatives from United Fishermen of Alaska, the Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association said that a permanent fix is needed. At the hearing, United Fishermen of Alaska Executive Director Julianne Curry said tighter regulations would be extremely impactful for commercial, and some recreational, vessels in Alaska and throughout the country. Parts of the regulations are “so draconian that they’re almost absurd to be able to follow,” said UFA’s Julianne Curry.


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reported in secondary grade levels such as middle and high school, Dusek said. Soldotna Police Chief Peter Mylnarik said offenses such as insubordination or disruptive behavior can happen at any age group. However, if two third graders have a small argument on the playground, the school will likely deal with the matter internally. Administrators are expected to contact the police department when a student’s reported behavior is criminal, Mylnarik said. “All crime is a crime no matter what the age,” Mylnarik said. “The police department does not determine individual school policy. Soldotna High School Principal Todd Syverson said the district dictates how individual schools respond to on campus offenses. The school district Policy Manual guides how schools should handle issues including forgery, profanity, gambling and hazing. This year, with the integration of Skyview High School students into the Soldotna High population, staff assumed there

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might be an increase in socially related incidents such as fighting or arguments, Syverson said. He said the worry was unnecessary and the students handled the transition incredibly well. Schools may create and enforce specific rules for student behavior at events such as assemblies, Dusek said. Otherwise they must use the follow the district’s guidelines, which increase in severity depending on grade level and nature of the offense, he said. “It would be extreme to suspend a kindergartener for even one day,” Dusek said. Kenai’s School Resource Officer Alex Prins has worked closely with the city’s six schools for four years. He said it makes sense that the level of discipline increases as a student progresses through the system. While crime in the schools is not prevalent it does consistently occur, Prins said. He said the issue is directly related to age, not the institution. “It is not a school issue it is an adolescent issue,” Prins said. “They just happen to be attending a certain school.” Kenai Central High School Principal Alan Fields said the school has seen a drop in particular areas of negative activity since he and Loren Reese

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through the city. Locker room thefts are al‘I can’t remember most completely unreported the last time we since Prins started teacher prevention such as locking up perhad trouble at a sonal items, Fields said. He said dance.’ the officer’s presence at after school activities has deterred — Kenai police officer misbehavior as well. Alex Prins “I can’t remember the last time we had trouble at a dance,” Prins said. current principal of Kenai Alternative High School, and Reach Kelly Sullivan at kelthen KCHS assistant principal, ly.sullivan@peninsulaclarion. applied for a resource officer com.

Napaskiak woman charged in man’s death ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say a 20-year-old woman is charged in the death of a 28-year-old man in the western Alaska village of Napaskiak. Kayla Jacob of Napaskiak is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of Mathew Beaver, who was found dead in his home. Troopers were notified of the death early Saturday morning. According to troopers, Beaver was killed after he and Jacob had been drinking alcohol. Online court records show Jacob is represented by the Public Defender Agency in Bethel. Assistant Public Defender Liz Pederson did not immediately return a call seeking comment Sunday. Troopers say Beaver’s body was sent to the state medical examiner’s office. Napaskiak is a Yup’ik Eskimo village of about 440 people. The community is located 7 miles southeast of Bethel.

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Community Calendar Today 8 a.m. • Alcoholics Anonymous As Bill Sees It Group, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway Unit 71 (Old Carrs Mall). Call 398-9440. 10 a.m. • Narcotics Anonymous PJ Meeting, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Unit 71, Kenai Noon • Alcoholics Anonymous recovery group, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Suite 71 in the old Carrs Mall in Kenai. Call 262-1917. 5 p.m. • TOPS group 182 meets at the Sterling Senior Center. Call 260-7606. 5:30 p.m. • Overeater’s Anonymous meets at the URS Club in the old Kenai Mall. Do you have a problem with food? Members come in all sizes. 6 p.m. • Kenai Bridge Club plays duplicate bridge at the Kenai Senior Center. Call 252-9330 or 283-7609. 7 p.m. • Women’s Barbershop sings at the Soldotna Church of God on the corner of Redoubt and Binkley. For more information, call 335-6789 or 262-4504. • Narcotics Anonymous Support Group “Dopeless Hope Fiends,” 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Unit 71, Kenai. • Alcoholics Anonymous “Into Action” group, VFW basement Birch Street, Soldotna, 907-262-0995. 8 p.m. • Al-Anon Support Group at Central Peninsula Hospital in the Augustine Room, Soldotna. Call 252-0558. The Community Calendar lists recurring events and meetings of local organizations.To have your event listed, email organization name, day or days of meeting, time of meeting, place, and a contact phone number to news@peninsulaclarion.com.

Disruptive pig ordered off flight WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — This was a pig that truly could not fly. The pig was ordered off a U.S. Airways plane at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut on Wednesday after crewmembers determined the animal had become disruptive, Laura Masvidal, a spokeswoman for U.S. Airways parent American Airlines, said Friday. The pig had been brought aboard the flight by a passenger as an emotional support animal, Masvidal said. She said both the pig and its owner left the aircraft before it took off. She had no other details and did not immediately know where the flight was headed. Jonathan Skolnik, a University of Massachusetts professor who was on the flight, said he initially thought the female passenger was carrying a duffel bag. Then he smelled a stench. “It’s no duffel bag but a rather stout PIG ... on a leash,” he said in an email sent to The Associated Press. “Am I dreaming?” The woman sat next to him and tethered the pig to the armrest, Skolnik said. “Oh no, it gets worse: the pig is incontinent,” he wrote. The passenger scrambled to keep control of the pig while trying to clean up its mess, Skolnik said. Then the pig began running back and forth, he said. Emotional support animals are allowed on commercial flights under U.S. Department of Transportation rules as long as they are not disruptive, Masdival 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 www.peninsulaclarion.com, 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. We do not process obituaries on Saturdays or Sundays unless submitted by funeral homes or crematoriums. Obituaries are placed on a space-available basis, prioritized by dates of local services. For more information, call the Clarion at 907-283-7551.

Around the Peninsula Fisherman’s Fund plans for 2015 Cook Inlet Fisherman’s Fund will hold the annual meeting at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Friday at 6:30 p.m. All members and commercial fishermen are requested to attend. Topics will include a review of past activities, plans for 2015, case status, and election of officers. Questions can be directed to John at 252-3521.

Nikiski Community Council to meet The Nikiski Community Council will hold its next meeting today at 7:00 p.m. At the former Nikiski Senior Center on Island Lake Road, in Nikiski. This meeting is open to the public and community members are encouraged to attend. For questions, contact Darcy McCaughey at 398-6748.

Caregiver Support Program to discuss fall prevention Kenai Peninsula Family Caregiver Support Program meet at the Sterling Senior Center, Tuesday from 1:00-2:15 p.m. The topic will be Fall Prevention. For more information, call Judy or Shelley at 262-1280.

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Trout Unlimited plans gatherings Kenai Peninsula Trout Unlimited’s “Tie One On” event is back for the winter season, the first event to be held on Tuesday in Kenai at the Main Street Tap & Grill from 6-7:30 p.m. Free fly tying instruction in a fun and comfortable environment, tyers of all ability levels, from brand new to advanced, and all ages are welcome. Kenai Peninsula Trout Unlimited is hosting a free fly fishing movie night, “Flies, Film, and Foam” at Main Street Tap & Grill in Kenai on Dec. 12 from 6-8 p.m. Films are provided by the renowned fly fishing film experts at The Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T). The local KPTU chapter donated to a great cause, Casting for a Cure, in order to obtain these exciting fly fishing films, and is excited to share them with you! This is a free event and seating will be first come-first serve. All ages are welcome to attend. For more information on these events visit https://www.facebook.com/TroutUnlimitedKenaiPeninsulaChapter or e-mail: kptroutunlimited@gmail.com.

Gun club holds membership meeting The Snowshoe Gun Club will hold its Annual Members Meeting on Saturday, at 10 a.m. in the club’s training building. The Board of Directors will present information on club improvements, future plans, the proposed 2015 budget and will address members’ questions/comments. Two board seats will be open for election during the meeting. All members are encouraged to attend. For questions or more information about the meeting contact Alan Poynor at 283-8166, or Bob Seymour at 283-3315.

The Caribou Hills Cabin Hoppers first general meeting will be on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Mykel’s Restaurant in Soldotna, downstairs in the banquet room. Soup will be pro- Way Out Women ready to ride vided by Mykel’s. All members are encouraged and welcome The Way Out Women snowmachine fundraising event is to attend to get an update on what’s happening with the club. scheduled for Feb. 28, 2015. The $100 entry fee will include Think Snow! a continental breakfast, goody bag, a limited edition T-shirt, lunch, and a chance to help your friends and neighbors. There will be prizes, good company, lots of fun and a chance to give Book sale at Soldotna library back to your community. All funds raised by the ride go diFriends of the Soldotna Public Library will hold a special rectly to assist cancer patients. There are The Central Peninsula book sale and basket sale on Thursday from 2-7 p.m. in the Health Foundation will be administering funds; their office is book sale room of the Soldotna Public Library. Choose from a located at Central Peninsula Hospital. large selection of gift books and baskets for holiday gift giving If you are interested in helping out contact Kathy Lopeman and stocking stuffing. Every penny you spend provides added at kath@alaska.net. There will be an Organizational Commitprogramming and collection building at the Soldotna Public tee meeting at Nikko Garden restaurant in Soldotna on Dec. 9 Library. at 6 p.m.

Herring fishery’s quota down sharply By SHANNON HAUGLAND Daily Sitka Sentinel

SITKA (AP) — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced the preliminary guideline harvest level for the 2015 Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery is 8,712 tons. That’s just over half of last year’s quota of 16,333 and the lowest expected GHL in more than 10 years. The preliminary harvest level is based on a 19.7 percent harvest rate of a mature biomass forecast of 44,237 tons, said Dave Gordon, area management biologist. The preliminary GHL is quite a bit below the 10-year average of 13,500, and far below the 2014 catch of 16,957 tons. Gordon said the GHL hasn’t been this low since 2003. Gordon said very low numbers of age-3 recruit herring in the spring fishery contributed to the forecast decline of the mature herring biomass. “Obviously things have become a little less favorable for herring recruitment in recent years,” he said. “It’s the lowest recruitment we’ve seen since the early 1990s. ... It was almost a blank (this spring). That contributed to the population coming in below what we had forecast.” It’s a trend the department is

seeing in other herring stocks in Southeast, he said. Samples of the spawning herring in 2014 resulted in an age composition of 1 percent age-3, 39 percent age-4, 10 percent age-5, 8 percent age-6, 15 percent age-7, and 27 percent age-8 and older. Gordon said the department is keeping its eye on the situation. “Hopefully this trend of lower recruitment won’t continue,” he said. The forecast indicates that the Sitka mature biomass in 2015 will consist of 17 percent age-3 herring, 5 percent age4, 33 percent age-5, 5 percent age-6, 6 percent age-7, and 34 percent age-8 and older herring. Gordon explained that the department uses an age structured analysis model which uses a long time series of abundance and age composition data from department surveys conducted during and following the spring fishery. Herring abundance is

estimated using aerial surveys designed to map the length of shoreline receiving spawn, and dive surveys which estimate the density of eggs and the average width of the spawn. The department mapped 50 nautical miles of herring spawn in the Sitka Sound area during the spring of 2014, compared to the recent 10-year average of 60 nautical miles. The estimated post-fishery spawning biomass in 2014 came in at 51,321 tons, with a total harvest of 16,957 tons. Prices were on the low side, at around $180 per ton, Gordon said. “There’s only been a few

years where it’s been this low,” he said. An additional 121 tons was harvested this spring for personal use and test fisheries for a total mature population biomass of 68,399 tons, which was below the forecast of 81,663 tons, he said. Gordon said the forecast and GHL for the 2015 fishery will be finalized using average weight-at-age from samples obtained in the winter test fishery, to be conducted in lateJanuary or early-February, 2015. The final forecast will be announced in late-February or early-March.


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Landscape has changed since debate on Keystone began The debate over the future of the

Keystone XL pipeline has dominated discussions about energy over the last few years in Washington. Despite all the attention, however, the project remains stuck in the legislative process. The U.S. Senate this week could not muster enough votes to approve and send it to President Barack Obama, where it likely would be vetoed. But even as supporters’ tantalizing promises of using the pipeline to create more jobs in America collide with detractors’ claims that it would be an environmental nightmare, an unexpected reality has emerged. America’s oil industry is thriving again. Remember the bad old days, when the United States was said to be a pawn in the game played by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and Americans were just a civil war in a Middle Eastern country away from $5 a gallon gasoline? The facts are different today. — U.S. oil prices recently fell below $75 a barrel. That’s the lowest price in four years, adjusted for inflation, and well under the $90 and $100-plus costs during most of that span. — U.S. petroleum production topped 9 million barrels a day for a full week this month. For the year, the country is pumping more than 8 million barrels a day. That would be the highest level of domestic production in almost 30 years. And federal government predictions for 2015 show the daily output could exceed any other year since 1972. — Gasoline prices are below $3 a gallon nationally, and closer to $2.60 in the Kansas City area, at their lowest in five years when adjusted for inflation. The sudden emergence of the United States as the third largest producer of petroleum in the world, behind Russia and Saudi Arabia, has surprised even longtime experts in the industry. As usual, the costs of dealing with environmental problems caused by tar sands oil are not included in the equation that supporters are using to try to pass the Keystone XL pipeline. Still, the project eventually could move ahead in Washington, despite this week’s defeat. With a larger number of Republicans in 2015, the Senate might have the votes needed to send a revived bill to Obama’s desk. If he vetoes the pipeline, which might stop it once again — unless GOP leaders can muster enough allies to get to a two-thirds vote needed to override the president. When that debate occurs, pipeline opponents will be able to point to the already much higher petroleum production in this country and wonder if the environmental risks inherent with the pipeline are truly worth taking. — Kansas City Star, Nov. 21

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By GARRY TRUDEAU

The Ferguson fraud

The bitter irony of the Michael Brown case is that if he had actually put his hands up and said, “Don’t shoot,” he almost certainly would be alive today. His family would have been spared an unspeakable loss, and Ferguson, Missouri, wouldn’t have experienced multiple bouts of rioting, including the torching of at least a dozen businesses the night it was announced that Officer Darren Wilson wouldn’t be charged with a crime. Instead, the credible evidence suggests that Michael Brown — after an act of petty robbery at a local business — attacked Officer Wilson when Wilson stopped him on the street. Brown punched the officer when he was still in his patrol car, and attempted to take his gun from him. The first shots were fired inside the car in the struggle over the gun. Then, Brown ran. If he hadn’t put his hands up, but merely kept running away, he also would almost certainly be alive today. Again, according to the credible evidence, he turned back and rushed Wilson. The officer shot several times, but Brown kept on coming until Wilson finally killed him. The case is a terrible tragedy. But it isn’t a metaphor for police brutality or race repression or anything else, and it never was. Aided and abetted by a compliant national media, the Ferguson protestors spun a dishonest or misinformed version of what happened — Michael Brown murdered in cold blood while trying to surrender — into

a meme and a chant (“Hands up, don’t shoot”), and then a mini-movement. When the facts didn’t back their narrative, they dismissed the facts and retreated into paranoid suspicion of the legal sys- Rich Lowry tem. The grand jury process was rigged, they complained, because St. Louis prosecutor Robert McCulloch didn’t seek an indictment of Wilson and instead allowed the grand jury to hear all of the evidence and make its own decision. Who could really object to a grand jury hearing everything in such a sensitive case? Then, there is the argument that Wilson should have been indicted so there could be a trial “to determine the facts.” If a jury of Wilson’s peers didn’t believe there was enough evidence to establish probable cause to indict him, though, there was no way a jury of his peers was going to convict him of a crime, which requires the more stringent standard of “beyond a reasonable doubt.” Besides, we don’t try people for crimes they almost certainly didn’t commit just to satisfy a mob that will throw things at the police and burn down local businesses if it doesn’t get its way. If the grand jury had given in to the pressure from the streets

and indicted as an act of appeasement, the mayhem most likely would only have been delayed until the inevitable acquittal in a trial. The agitators of Ferguson have proven themselves proficient at destroying other people’s property, no matter what the rationale. Liberal commentators come back again and again to the fact that Michael Brown was unarmed and that, in the struggle between the two, Officer Wilson only sustained bruises to his face. The subtext is that if only Wilson had allowed Brown to beat him up and perhaps take his gun, things wouldn’t have had to escalate. There is good reason for a police officer to be in mortal fear in the situation Officer Wilson faced, though. In upstate New York last March, a police officer responded to a disturbance call at an office when suddenly a disturbed man pummeled the officer as he was attempting to exit his vehicle, and then grabbed his gun and shot him dead. The case didn’t become a national metaphor for anything. Ferguson, on the other hand, has never lacked for media coverage, although the narrative of a police execution always seemed dubious and now has been exposed as, essentially, a fraud. “Hands up, don’t shoot” is a good slogan. If only it was what Michael Brown had done last August. Rich Lowry can be reached via e-mail: comments.lowry@nationalreview.com.

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Congress crams unfinished agenda into final days By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Like a student who waited until the night before a deadline, lawmakers resuming work Monday will try to cram two years of leftover business into two weeks, while also seeking to avoid a government shutdown. Their to-do list includes keeping the government running into the new year, renewing expired tax breaks for individuals and businesses and approving a defense policy measure that has passed for more than 50 years in a row. Also pending are President Barack Obama’s requests for money to combat Islamic State militants, battle Ebola and deal with the influx of unaccompanied Central American children who have crossed into the U.S. Among the lower-profile items on the agenda are renewing the government’s terrorism risk insurance program and extending the ban on state and federal taxes on access to the Internet. That’s a lot to get done before the current Congress adjourns in mid-December. The new Congress, with Republicans in charge of both the House and Senate, will be seated the week of Jan. 5. Obama’s move to protect millions of immigrants from deportation proceedings and make them eligible for work permits appears to have made it more difficult to navigate the must-do items through a Capitol where cooperation already was in short supply. The No. 1 item is preventing a government closure when a temporary funding measure expires Dec. 11. The House and Senate Appropriations committees are negotiating a $1 trillion-plus spending bill for the budget year that began Oct. 1 and are promising to have it ready by the week of Dec. 8. The tax-writing committees are trying to renew a bundle of expired tax breaks such as the deduction for state and local sales taxes and the research and experimentation credit. Some, like tax credits for renewable energy projects such as wind farms, are a hard sell for GOP conservatives, but eager-

AP News Extra ly sought by Midwestern Republicans such as Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa. The House has passed legislation that would make several of the tax breaks permanent; the Senate’s approach has been to extend them only for 2014 and 2015. Negotiators appeared to near an agreement last week only to have the White House put it on ice with a veto threat. The administration said an emerging plan by House Republicans and top Senate Democrats was tilted too far in favor of businesses. The president’s authority to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria expires Dec. 11. Lawmakers probably will renew it while postponing action until 2015 on a broader, new authorization to use military force. Obama also is requesting more than $5 billion to pay for sending additional noncombat troops and munitions to Iraq and cover other military and intelligence costs associated with fighting the militants. He wants $6.2 billion to tackle Ebola at its source in West Africa and to secure the U.S. against any possible outbreak. Also pending is a $3.7 billion request to address the immigrant children. Legislation to renew the government’s terrorism risk insurance program, which expires at year’s end, is eagerly sought by the construction, real estate and hospitality businesses. But negotiations between the chairman of the House Financial Service Committee, GOP Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas, and Senate Democrats, including Charles Schumer of New York, appear to have stalled. The program serves as a backstop in the event of a terrorist act that causes more than $100 million in losses. The annual defense authorization bill has passed every year for more than five decades and the chairmen of the House and Senate Armed Services committees are eager to avoid breaking the streak. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif., and Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., are both retiring after long tenures in Congress. Negotiators remain at odds over the Pentagon’s cost-

saving proposals to trim military benefits. Facing diminished budgets, three defense secretaries — Robert Gates, Leon Panetta and Chuck Hagel — have insisted that the cost of personnel benefits have become unsustainable and threaten the Pentagon’s ability to prepare the military for fighting a war. Military pay and benefits account for the largest share of the budget, $167.2 billion out of $495.6 billion. The Defense Department has proposed a slight increase in pharmacy co-payments and a gradual reduction in the basic allowance for housing, from 100 percent for offbase housing costs to 94 percent. The Senate Armed Services Committee endorsed the cuts, but the House committee rejected them. “There’s some modest changes requested of our personnel side that makes sense,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said in an interview. Lawmakers opposed to the changes and powerful outside military organizations argue that the benefits help attract men and women to the all-volunteer force where they and their families make unique sacrifices.

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No severance pay for officer By JIM SALTER Associated Press

FERGUSON, Mo. — Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson did not receive a severance package when he resigned over the weekend, the St. Louis suburb’s mayor said Sunday. Wilson, 28, won’t receive any further pay or benefits, and he and the city have cut their ties, Mayor James Knowles told reporters a day after Wilson tendered his resignation, which was effective immediately. Wilson, who is white, had been on administrative leave since he killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, during an Aug. 9 confrontation. A grand jury decided Monday not to indict him, sparking days of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and other cities. Wilson wrote in his resignation letter that his “continued employment may put the residents and police officers of the City of Ferguson at risk, which is a circumstance I cannot allow.” His lawyer, Neil Bruntrager, told The Associated Press that Wilson decided to step aside after police Chief Tom Jackson told him about the alleged threats on Saturday. “The information we had was that there would be actions targeting the Ferguson (police) department or buildings in Ferguson related to the police department,” Bruntrager said. He said Wilson, who had worked for the department for less than three years, and the city were already discussing an exit strategy, acknowledging that Wilson staying on as an officer there would be impossible.

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Officers wearing riot gear walk through a park Sunday in downtown St. Louis. Police and protesters clashed after an NFL football game between the St. Louis Rams and the Oakland Raiders as protests continued following a grand jury’s decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Many have criticized the authorities’ handling of the case, but Knowles said no leadership changes were in the works. Asked if he would resign, Jackson said flatly, “No.” Benjamin Crump, an attorney for Brown’s family, said Wilson’s resignation was not a surprise. “It was always believed that the police officer would do what was in his best interest, both personally and professionally,” Crump said. “We didn’t believe that he would be able to be effective for the Ferguson community nor the Ferguson Police Department because of the tragic circumstances that claimed the life of Michael Brown Jr.” Crump said the family is still considering civil litigation such as a wrongful death lawsuit, “but don’t let that get confused

with the fact that they really wanted the killer of their child to be held accountable.” Victoria Rutherford of Ferguson said she believed Wilson should have not only resigned, but been convicted of a crime. “I’m upset. I have a 16-yearold son. It could’ve been him. I feel that he was absolutely in the wrong,” she said. Others residents were more sympathetic. Reed Voorhees said he hoped Wilson could find similar work “someplace where he would enjoy life, and move on with his life.” Wilson has spent his career as a police officer, first in neighboring Jennings, then in Ferguson. Bruntrager said it’s all he’s ever wanted to do. “In terms of what it (the resignation) means, it means at this point he doesn’t have a paycheck,” Bruntrager said.

“He has no income so he’ll have to make some decisions pretty quickly.” Wilson fatally shot Brown in the middle of a Ferguson street after the two scuffled inside Wilson’s police SUV. Brown’s body was left for more than four hours as police investigated and angry onlookers gathered. Some witnesses have said Brown had his hands up when Wilson shot him. Wilson told the grand jury that he feared for his life when Brown hit him and reached for his gun. The U.S. Justice Department is conducting a civil rights investigation into the shooting and a separate investigation of police department practices. It isn’t clear when those results will be announced. The White House said President Barack Obama will hold meetings on the Ferguson situation Monday. A Cabinet meeting will focus on his administration’s review of federal programs that provide militarystyle equipment to law enforcement agencies. Meetings with civil rights leaders, law enforcement officials and others will focus on ways to build trust and strengthen communities. After the grand jury’s decision was announced, 12 commercial buildings in Ferguson were destroyed by fire. There have been well over 100 arrests at St. Louis-area protests in that time. Knowles said there hasn’t been a cost assessment of the damage in Ferguson yet, and he promised residents and businesses that the city will do all it can to seek financial help. “We are committed to rebuilding our city,” he said.

Pope, patriarch demand end to IS attacks

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ISTANBUL — Pope Francis and the spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians demanded an end to the persecution of religious minorities in Syria and Iraq on Sunday and called for a “constructive dialogue” with Muslims, capping the pontiff’s three-day visit to Turkey with a strong show of Christian unity in the face of suffering and violence. Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I issued a joint declaration urging leaders in the region to intensify assistance to victims of the Islamic State group, and especially to allow Christians who have had a presence in the region for 2,000 years to remain on their native lands.

“The terrible situation of Christians and all those who are suffering in the Middle East calls not only for our constant prayer but also for an appropriate response on the part of the international community,” they wrote. Specifically, Francis told reporters on the way home from Istanbul that all Islamic leaders — political, religious, academic — should clearly condemn terrorism so that their people hear it directly from their mouths. “We need a global condemnation — including from Muslims — who say ‘This isn’t who we are. This isn’t the Quran,’” he said. Francis, who represents the 1.2 billion-strong Catholic Church, and Bartholomew, the spiritual leader of the world’s 300 million Orthodox Christians, called for “constructive

dialogue” with Islam “based on mutual respect and friendship.” “Inspired by common values and strengthened by genuine fraternal sentiments, Muslims and Christians are called to work together for the sake of justice, peace and respect for the dignity and rights of every person, especially in those regions where they once lived for centuries in peaceful coexistence and now tragically suffer together the horrors of war,” they said. Francis’ outreach to Muslims in the Muslim nation, and his comments about the Islamic assault on Christians next door, took center stage during his brief visit: His prayer in Istanbul’s Sultan Ahmet mosque was replayed again and again on Turkish television in a sign that his gesture was greatly appreciated. And it seemed that the

message was reciprocated: The grand mufti of Istanbul, Rahmi Yaran, who received him at the mosque, said he hoped that Francis’ visit would “contribute to the world getting along well and living in peace.” Francis told reporters on the way home from Istanbul that he was greatly touched by the care that Yaran took in showing him around the mosque and explaining verses of the Quran to him, such that he felt inspired to pray together with him when they reached the eastern most part of the room. “I prayed for Turkey, for peace, for the mufti, for everyone, for myself because I need it,” Francis said. “I really prayed, and I prayed for peace above all, saying to the Lord ‘let’s end this wary.’ It was a moment of sincere prayer.”

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Around the World WHO will miss Ebola targets LONDON — Two months ago, the World Health Organization launched an ambitious plan to stop the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, aiming to isolate 70 percent of the sick and safely bury 70 percent of the victims in the three hardest-hit countries — Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone — by December 1. Only Guinea is on track to meet the December 1 goal, according to an update from WHO. In Liberia, only 23 percent of cases are isolated and 26 percent of the needed burial teams are in place. In Sierra Leone, about 40 percent of cases are isolated while 27 percent of burial teams are operational. With the target date looming on Monday, it looks almost certain WHO’s goals will be missed, marking another failure in attempts to slow the biggest-ever outbreak of the deadly disease. The Ebola outbreak was first reported in Guinea in March and spiraled out of control after being declared a public health emergency in August.

Retail group: Total spending, traffic falls for four-day holiday weekend NEW YORK — Black Friday fatigue is setting in. Early discounting, more online shopping and a mixed economy meant fewer people shopped over Thanksgiving weekend, the National Retail Federation said Sunday. Overall, 133.7 million people shopped in stores and online over the four-day weekend, down 5.2 percent from last year, according to a survey of 4,631 people conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics for the trade group. Total spending for the weekend is expected to fall 11 percent to $50.9 billion from an estimated $57.4 billion last year, the trade group estimated.

Hong Kong protesters clash with police HONG KONG — Pro-democracy protesters clashed with police early Monday as they tried to surround Hong Kong government headquarters, stepping up their movement for genuine democratic reforms after camping out on the city’s streets for more than two months. Repeating scenes that have become familiar since the movement began in late September, protesters carrying umbrellas — which have become symbols of the pro-democracy movement — battled police armed with pepper spray, batons and riot shields. — The Associated Press


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Pack holds on to snap Pats’ 7-game streak By The Associated Press

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers threw for two touchdowns, Eddie Lacy powered for key yards in the fourth quarter and the Green Bay Packers fended off the New England Patriots 26-21 Sunday in a high-profile matchup between Super Bowl contenders. Rodgers bested Tom Brady in the first meeting between the star quarterbacks as starters. Rodgers connected with Richard Rodgers and Jordy Nelson for long touchdowns. Leading by five, the defense held firm late for the Packers

(9-3). Mike Daniels and Mike Neal combined to sack Brady on third down for a 9-yard loss, and kicker Stephen Gostkowkski pushed a 47-yard field-goal attempt wide right with 2:40 left. The Packers sealed it after Rodgers converted to Cobb on third-and-4 with the Patriots out of timeouts. Brady finished with two touchdown passes to Brandon LaFell for New England (9-3), which had its seven-game winning streak snapped. The second score came from 15 yards early in the fourth quarter to get

within 23-21. The lead could have been wider for the Packers if not for some hiccups in the red zone. Green Bay settled for four field goals from Mason Crosby of 35 yards or less, including a 28-yarder to make it a five-point lead with 8:41 left. That kick came after rookie Davante Adams dropped a potential touchdown pass on third-and-5 from the New England 10.

ton Manning threw two touchdown passes, Connor Barth was perfect on five field-goal attempts. C.J. Anderson added 168 yards rushing and caught a 15-yard touchdown pass, and Demaryius Thomas also had a TD grab to help the Broncos (9-3) beat Kansas City for the sixth straight time. Alex Smith threw for 153 yards and two touchdowns for the Chiefs (7-5), the second of them to Jamaal Charles to make it 2616 early in the fourth quarter. But Smith’s pass on the 2-point try fell incomplete, and the Broncos added another field goal to put Broncos 29, Chiefs 16 the game away. The victory kept KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pey- Denver a game up on San Diego in

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Bengals 14, Buccaneers 13 TAMPA, Fla. — Andy Dalton ran for one touchdown and threw to A.J. Green for another, helping the Bengals overcome numerous mistakes. Dalton shrugged off three firsthalf interceptions, and the Bengals (8-3-1) weathered 10 penalties and an ill-advised onside kick that cost them momentum after taking the lead in the second half to win on the road for the third consecutive week. That’s a franchise first that seemed improbable following a lopsided home loss to Cleveland a month ago.

Bryant’s triple-double gets Lakers by Raptors By The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant had 31 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds for his 20th career tripledouble, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 129-122 overtime victory over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday night. Seven players scored in double figures for the Lakers, including all five starters. Nick Young added 20 points off the bench, Carlos Boozer scored 18 and Jordan Hill had 16 points and 12 rebounds. Kyle Lowry had 29 points, nine assists and six rebounds for Toronto before fouling out with 2.8 seconds left in overtime. Terrence Ross had 20 points and Lou Williams added 19 off the bench for the Raptors, whose 13-3 record entering the game was the best start in franchise history. Toronto played without leading scorer DeMar DeRozan, who tore a tendon in his left groin during Friday’s 106-102 loss to Dallas and is out indefinitely. Greivis Vasquez made his first start of the season and scored 19 points. SPURS 111, CELTICS 89 BOSTON — Danny Green scored 18 points and coach Gregg Popovich returned from a two-game absence to lead San Antonio over Boston for its seventh

straight victory. Popovich returned for the opener of a four-game trip after missing two games following an undisclosed minor medical procedure. Leading 80-77 with 10 minutes left, the Spurs went on a 14-2 run to take a 94-79 lead with 6:11 left on a layup by Cory Joseph. After Jeff Green made a free throw for Boston, cutting the lead to 9480, Aron Baynes beat the 24-second clock with a 3-pointer then made a layup for a 99-80 lead with 4:36 to go. Boris Diaw had 15 points and Tim Duncan added 14 for the Spurs. The Celtics were led by Jeff Green with 16 points and Evan Turner with 12 as they dropped to 1-7 in their last eight games.

BULLS 102, NETS 84 NEW YORK — Jimmy Butler had 26 points and Pau Gasol had 25 points and 13 rebounds, leading Chicago past Brooklyn. Rookie Bojan Bogdanovic led the Nets with 13 points and reserve Jarret Jack added 12. Derrick Rose had 14 points and reserve Nikola Mirotic chipped in 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Bulls, who capped a seven-game, 14-day road trip with their second straight win and finished 4-3 overall. Chicago’s United Center had been reserved for the annual circus show, forcing the Bulls on the road.

WARRIORS 104, PISTONS 93 AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Dray-

mond Green scored 20 points and Stephen Curry added 16 points and 10 assists to help Golden State beat Detroit for its ninth straight victory. Marreese Speights added 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Warriors (14-2). The Pistons (3-14) have lost eight in a row, the longest streak of Stan Van Gundy’s coaching career, and have matched his career worst at 11 games under .500. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led Detroit with 23 points.

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cluding a crucial 3-pointer with 1:07 left as Miami held off a late New York rally. Carmelo Anthony also returned after a two-game absence because of back spasms to score 31 points for the Knicks. Amare Stoudemire had 19 points and 12 rebounds

MAGIC 93, SUNS 90 PHOENIX — Tobias Harris scored 21 points and Orlando held off a late rally to beat Phoenix and snap a four-game losing streak. Nikola Vucevic added 18 points for the Magic, who led by 16 early in the fourth quarter before the Suns cut it to three with 1:02 to play. Phoenix coach John Hornacek drew a technical on Orlando’s next possession, the coach claiming to no avail that Vucevic traveled on a layup.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Zach Randolph had 22 points and 12 rebounds, Marc Gasol added 18 points and six rebounds and Memphis held off a late rally to beat short-handed Sacramento for its fifth straight win. The frontcourt tandem took advantage of a Kings team playing without center DeMarcus Cousins, who missed his secTRAIL BLAZERS 107, ond straight game because of a virus. The TIMBERWOLVES 93 Grizzlies built a 21-point lead in the second quarter and pulled away again in the PORTLAND, Ore. — LaMarcus fourth to stretch their NBA-best record to Aldridge had 26 points and 15 rebounds 15-2. to pace Portland over Minnesota. Wesley Matthews added 23 points, including six 3-pointers for his third HEAT 86, KNICKS 79 straight game with at least five 3-pointNEW YORK — Dwyane Wade re- ers, and the Blazers led by as many as turned from a seven-game absence to 16 points. score 27 points —13 in the fourth quarter Portland was coming off a 112-99 loss — and Miami beat New York. to Memphis on Friday night that snapped Chris Bosh added 20 for the Heat, in- a nine-game winning streak.

The Bengals lead the tightest division race in the NFL, with a 1½-game lead over each of their AFC North rivals — all of whom lost. Tampa Bay (2-10) threatened in the closing minutes. However, a 21-yard completion that would have put the Bucs in field goal range was overturned after a replay review confirmed the Bucs had 12 men on the field on the play. The ball was moved back to the 46, an additional 14 seconds were added to the clock, and Tampa Bay turned over the ball on downs.

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Red Wings nip Canucks DETROIT — The streaking Detroit Red Wings were able to laugh about a power outage at aging Joe Louis Arena. Pavel Datsyuk scored twice and Detroit beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-3 on Sunday for their fourth straight victory. About a third of Joe Louis Arena, including the Vancouver zone, went dark 29 seconds into the game after a minor power failure. The game was delayed 33 minutes. “That’s the beauty of the Joe,” Niklas Kronwall said about the arena that opened in 1980. “It’s been around for a long time. It’s kind of the charm of it. You never know what’s going to happen.” Kronwall, Danny DeKeyser and Gustav Nyquist also scored, Henrik Zetterberg had two assists and Jimmy Howard made 30 saves for Detroit. Linden Vey scored twice, and Shawn Matthias added a goal for Vancouver, which spent a lot of time in the Detroit zone in the final 20 minutes. C Y


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capped a frantic drive with a 1-yard touchdown pass to Eddie Royal with 38 seconds to go. The Chargers (8-4) trailed 30-20 with 6:13 remaining and 33-27 with 2:22 left before Rivers brought them back. Following a pass interference call against Anthony Levine in the end zone, Rivers hit Royal to conclude an 80-yard march to the Chargers’ third straight win. Baltimore (7-5) lost at home in November for the first time since 2009. The Ravens were 11-0 alltime at home against West Coast teams. Rivers went for 34 for 45 for 383 yards and three touchdowns, two to Keenan Allen. Joe Flacco threw for two scores for Baltimore, which wasted four field goals from Justin Tucker and 106 yards rushing from Justin Forsett.

Saints 35, Steelers 32 PITTSBURGH — Drew Brees threw five touchdowns for the ninth time in his career as the Saints dominated the sloppy Steelers. Kenny Stills caught five passes for a career-high 162 yards and a score as the Saints (5-7) ended a three-game losing streak by restoring a little bit of respectability and a sense of order to the NFC South. The Steelers (7-5) kept New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham without a catch, but it hardly mattered. Brees worked over Pittsburgh’s secondary anyway. Ben Watson, Marques Colston, Erik Lorig and Nick Toon hauled in touchdowns. Ben Roethlisberger passed for 435 yards and two touchdowns, but also threw two interceptions for the Steelers.

Bills 26, Browns 10

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Quarterback Kyle Orton and defensive end Jerry Hughes scored touchdowns 10 seconds apart in the third quarter. Orton put the Bills ahead 7-3 with a 3-yard pass to Chris Hogan. Buffalo’s defense scored on the next play from scrimmage when Hughes stripped the ball from running back Terrence West, and returned the fumble 18 yards. It was too deep of a hole for Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel to dig out of. Taking over with 12:01 left after starter Brian Hoyer threw his second intercepM tion, Manziel capped an eight-play, K 80-yard drive with a 10-yard run that cut Buffalo’s lead to 20-10. The Bills (7-5) won their second straight. Cleveland (7-5) lost for only the second time in six games.

Falcons 29, Cardinals 18 ATLANTA — Julio Jones had a career day, catching 10 passes for 189 yards and a touchdown to keep the Falcons in first place in the NFC South. Arizona (9-3) still leads the NFC West after its second straight loss, but its lead over defending Super Bowl champion Seattle dwindled to a single game. More troubling for the Cardinals, they had gone more than 11 quarters without an offensive touchdown until a meaningless score with just over a minute remaining. Steven Jackson broke off a 55yard run — his longest since 2009 — to set up a touchdown on the Falcons’ opening possession. Jones hauled in a 32-yard scoring pass, and Matt Bryant kicked a career-best five field goals for the Falcons (5-7), who matched New Orleans’ 35-32 win at Pittsburgh to remain tied for the top spot in the NFC South.

Texans 45, Titans 21 HOUSTON — Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for a franchise-record six touchdowns and DeAndre Hopkins had a career-best 238 yards receiving and two scores. Fitzpatrick returned to the lineup after being benched for two games for Ryan Mallett, who suffered a seasonending chest injury last week. J.J. Watt helped out in the win, too. He had his third touchdown reception, two sacks, forced and recovered a fumble for Houston

(6-6). Tennessee’s Zach Mettenberger injured his right shoulder playing behind a makeshift offensive line missing three starters. Jake Locker took over in the third quarter and threw for 91 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions for the Titans (2-10), who have lost six straight.

Rams 52, Raiders 0 ST. LOUIS — Tre Mason scored two long touchdowns and Shaun Hill accounted for three TDs in the rout. St. Louis had an out-of-nowhere 38-point first half that tied for second biggest in franchise history. Mason had 113 yards rushing on six carries in the half with an 89-yard score, plus a 35-yard jaunt on a screen pass that opened the scoring. Hill was 12 for 15 for 178 yards and two TDs and ran for a 2-yard score. The Rams (5-7) scored touchdowns on their first five possessions, got a field goal on the sixth midway through the second quarter to top their previous best scoring total for any game this season. The 38-point halftime lead was the largest in franchise history, one more than against Green Bay in 1980. The Raiders (1-11) were never competitive and committed five turnovers.

Colts 49, Redskins 27 INDIANAPOLIS — Andrew Luck threw a career-high five touchdown passes and topped the 300-yard mark for a franchise-record 10th time this season. Indianapolis (8-4) won for the eighth time in 10 games since starting 0-2. Luck was 19 of 27 for 370 yards and had TD passes of 30, 3, 48, 73 and 79 yards. He broke Peyton Manning’s mark for most 300-yard games in one season and joined Manning and Dan Marino as the only quarterbacks to top 4,000 yards in two of their first three seasons. He did all that while Robert Griffin III, the No. 2 overall pick behind Luck in 2012, watched from the sideline. Griffin’s replacement, Colt McCoy, was 31 of 47 for a career-best 392 yards and three TDs, also a career high. Washington (3-9) has lost four straight.

Vikings 31, Panthers 13 MINNEAPOLIS — Adam Thielen and Everson Griffen each returned blocked punts by Minnesota for touchdowns, the fifth time in league history one team had two in the same game. Teddy Bridgewater threw for two scores without a turnover, and Griffen had two of the four sacks by the Vikings (5-7) against Cam Newton. Despite entering the week just a half-game out of first place in the struggling NFC South, the Panthers (3-8-1) again stumbled out of their bye. They’re 0-4 under coach Ron Rivera following the annual in-season week off, and have lost six in a row overall this season. This was the seventh-coldest game in Vikings history, with a kickoff temperature of 12 degrees. They’re playing outside this year for the first time since 1981.

Jaguars 25, Giants 24 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Josh Scobee kicked a 43-yard field goal with 28 seconds remaining, and the Jaguars rallied from a 21-point deficit. The Jaguars (2-10) ended a four-game losing streak and dealt the Giants (3-9) a seventh consecutive loss that could raise more questions about coach Tom Coughlin’s future. The Giants dominated the first half, scoring 21 points in the second quarter and looking like they would notch their first victory since early October. But after the break Geno Hayes forced Eli Manning to fumble and teammate J.T. Thomas recovered in the end zone. Rookie Aaron Colvin returned a fumble 41 yards for a touchdown in the fourth period. It was the first time in franchise history Jacksonville scored two defensive touchdowns in the same game.

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

W 9 7 6 2

L 3 5 5 9

T Pct 0 .750 0 .583 0 .545 0 .182

PF 378 264 285 177

PA 253 217 219 303

8 4 0 .667 6 6 0 .500 2 10 0 .167 2 10 0 .167

382 287 213 186

283 247 338 329

8 7 7 7

3 5 5 5

1 .708 0 .583 0 .583 0 .583

260 328 320 252

247 242 298 245

9 3 8 4 7 5 1 11

0 .750 0 .667 0 .583 0 .083

361 279 277 176

276 249 224 337

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

9 8 3 3

3 4 9 9

0 .750 0 .667 0 .250 0 .250

375 302 257 244

285 273 319 322

5 7 5 7 3 8 2 10

0 .417 0 .417 1 .292 0 .167

291 323 228 220

299 318 331 314

9 8 5 5

3 4 7 7

0 .750 0 .667 0 .417 0 .417

380 231 253 233

267 207 337 257

9 8 7 5

3 4 5 7

0 .750 0 .667 0 .583 0 .417

258 298 231 261

224 221 244 285

Monday’s Game Miami at N.Y. Jets, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4 Dallas at Chicago, 4:25 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7 N.Y. Giants at Tennessee, 9 a.m. Carolina at New Orleans, 9 a.m. N.Y. Jets at Minnesota, 9 a.m. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 9 a.m. St. Louis at Washington, 9 a.m. Baltimore at Miami, 9 a.m. Indianapolis at Cleveland, 9 a.m. Tampa Bay at Detroit, 9 a.m. Houston at Jacksonville, 9 a.m. Buffalo at Denver, 12:05 p.m. Kansas City at Arizona, 12:05 p.m. San Francisco at Oakland, 12:25 p.m. Seattle at Philadelphia, 12:25 p.m. New England at San Diego, 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8 Atlanta at Green Bay, 4:30 p.m. All Times AST

Packers 26, Patriots 21 NE GB

0 14 13 10

0 0

7—21 3—26

First Quarter GB_FG Crosby 32, 11:14. GB_FG Crosby 35, 3:27. GB_R.Rodgers 32 pass from A.Rodgers (Crosby kick), :08. Second Quarter NE_Bolden 6 run (Gostkowski kick), 12:59. GB_FG Crosby 33, 5:54. NE_LaFell 2 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 1:09. GB_Nelson 45 pass from A.Rodgers (Crosby kick), :14. Fourth Quarter NE_LaFell 15 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 13:51. GB_FG Crosby 28, 8:41. A_78,431. NE GB First downs 20 24 Total Net Yards 320 478 Rushes-yards 18-84 29-130 Passing 236 348 Punt Returns 1-3 1-0 Kickoff Returns 4-76 4-90 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 22-35-0 24-38-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 1-9 3-20 Punts 4-37.0 1-38.0 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-0 Penalties-Yards 4-25 4-22 Time of Possession 23:25 36:35 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING_New England, Blount 10-58, Bolden 3-17, Vereen 3-6, Gray 1-4, Brady 1-(minus 1). Green Bay, Lacy 21-98, A.Rodgers 5-22, Cobb 2-8, Starks 1-2. PASSING_New England, Brady 22-35-0-245. Green Bay, A.Rodgers 24-38-0-368. RECEIVING_New England, Gronkowski 7-98, Edelman 7-48, LaFell 5-38, Vereen 1-26, Hoomanawanui 1-23, Wright 1-12. Green Bay, Cobb 7-85, D.Adams 6-121, Nelson 2-53, R.Rodgers 2-35, Starks 2-34, Lacy 2-17, Quarless 2-17, Boykin 1-6. MISSED FIELD GOALS_New England, Gostkowski 47 (WR). Green Bay, Crosby 40 (WL).

Falcons 29, Cardinals 18 Ari. Atl.

0 10 17 3

0 3

8—18 6—29

First Quarter Atl_Toilolo 1 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 11:39. Atl_FG Bryant 20, 8:13. Atl_Jones 32 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 5:48. Second Quarter Ari_Johnson 88 interception return (Catanzaro kick), 14:07. Ari_FG Catanzaro 44, 2:42. Atl_FG Bryant 23, :00. Third Quarter Atl_FG Bryant 21, 6:13. Fourth Quarter Atl_FG Bryant 45, 12:35. Atl_FG Bryant 28, 2:30. Ari_Taylor 3 pass from Stanton (Taylor run), 1:05. A_69,557. Ari First downs 18 Total Net Yards 329 Rushes-yards 11-35 Passing 294

Atl 22 500 34-142 358

Punt Returns 1-14 2-68 Kickoff Returns 1-18 3-91 Interceptions Ret. 1-88 2-36 Comp-Att-Int 24-39-2 30-41-1 Sacked-Yards Lost 0-0 1-3 Punts 5-48.4 3-53.0 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0 Penalties-Yards 5-34 9-76 Time of Possession 22:57 37:03 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING_Arizona, Grice 5-16, Ellington 5-12, Stanton 1-7. Atlanta, S.Jackson 18-101, Freeman 8-26, Rodgers 4-7, Ryan 3-4, Hester 1-4. PASSING_Arizona, Stanton 2439-2-294. Atlanta, Ryan 30-41-1361. RECEIVING_Arizona, Ja.Brown 7-75, Floyd 5-53, Ginn Jr. 4-61, Grice 3-24, Jo.Brown 2-40, Carlson 2-38, Taylor 1-3. Atlanta, Jones 10-189, Douglas 9-116, Toilolo 4-15, Rodgers 3-18, Weems 2-9, Hester 1-10, Freeman 1-4. MISSED FIELD GOALS_None.

Chargers 34, Ravens 33 SD Bal.

7 10

3 6

3 21—34 7 10—33

First Quarter Bal_T.Smith 16 pass from Flacco (Tucker kick), 10:46. Bal_FG Tucker 33, 7:48. SD_Allen 12 pass from Rivers (Novak kick), :20. Second Quarter Bal_FG Tucker 21, 11:09. Bal_FG Tucker 29, 1:41. SD_FG Novak 52, :02. Third Quarter SD_FG Novak 26, 10:10. Bal_T.Smith 10 pass from Flacco (Tucker kick), 5:01. Fourth Quarter SD_Ry.Mathews 14 run (Novak kick), 13:12. Bal_Flacco 1 run (Tucker kick), 6:13. SD_Allen 23 pass from Rivers (Novak kick), 3:40. Bal_FG Tucker 31, 2:22. SD_Royal 1 pass from Rivers (Novak kick), :38. A_71,060. SD Bal First downs 31 24 Total Net Yards 440 350 Rushes-yards 18-64 32-125 Passing 376 225 Punt Returns 0-0 1-10 Kickoff Returns 2-48 7-175 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 1-0 Comp-Att-Int 34-45-1 19-31-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 2-7 0-0 Punts 1-54.0 1-39.0 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0 Penalties-Yards 8-91 14-98 Time of Possession 29:49 30:11 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING_San Diego, Ry.Mathews 12-40, Rivers 4-19, Oliver 1-7, D.Brown 1-(minus 2). Baltimore, Forsett 24-106, Pierce 6-16, Flacco 2-3. PASSING_San Diego, Rivers 3445-1-383. Baltimore, Flacco 1931-0-225. RECEIVING_San Diego, Allen 11-121, Royal 9-81, Gates 7-83, Floyd 3-85, Green 2-1, D.Brown 1-6, Ry.Mathews 1-6. Baltimore, T.Smith 6-65, Aiken 3-51, M.Brown 3-25, Jones 2-35, Daniels 2-30, Forsett 2-17, Smith Sr. 1-2. MISSED FIELD GOALS_None.

Bills 26, Browns 10 Cle. Buf.

3 0

0 0 7—10 0 14 12—26

First Quarter Cle_FG Cundiff 22, 4:51. Third Quarter Buf_Hogan 3 pass from Orton (Carpenter kick), 8:04. Buf_Hughes 18 fumble return (Carpenter kick), 7:54. Fourth Quarter Buf_FG Carpenter 49, 13:41. Buf_FG Carpenter 34, 12:01. Cle_Manziel 10 run (Cundiff kick), 8:47. Buf_FG Carpenter 34, 3:32. Buf_FG Carpenter 35, :27. A_68,576. Cle Buf First downs 19 15 Total Net Yards 315 287 Rushes-yards 26-74 30-106 Passing 241 181 Punt Returns 3-19 5-47 Kickoff Returns 2-44 0-0 Interceptions Ret. 2-0 2-38 Comp-Att-Int 23-38-2 17-31-2 Sacked-Yards Lost 2-14 1-9 Punts 6-42.3 5-45.8 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 1-0 Penalties-Yards 10-76 6-45 Time of Possession 29:05 30:55 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING_Cleveland, West 7-32, Crowell 17-29, Manziel 2-13. Buffalo, Jackson 21-70, Dixon 6-25, B.Brown 3-11. PASSING_Cleveland, Manziel 5-8-0-63, Hoyer 18-30-2-192. Buffalo, Orton 17-31-2-190. RECEIVING_Cleveland, Austin 7-86, Gordon 7-75, Dray 3-45, Hawkins 2-24, Crowell 1-15, Barnidge 1-6, West 1-4, Agnew 1-0. Buffalo, Woods 4-71, Jackson 3-27, Watkins 3-11, Chandler 3-2, Gray 2-71, Hogan 2-8. MISSED FIELD GOALS_Cleveland, Cundiff 37 (WR). Buffalo, Carpenter 53 (BK).

Saints 35, Steelers 32 NO Pit.

0 14 14 7—35 3 3 7 19—32

First Quarter Pit_FG Suisham 49, 6:05. Second Quarter Pit_FG Suisham 31, 14:05. NO_Watson 15 pass from Brees (S.Graham kick), 6:04. NO_Lorig 4 pass from Brees (S.Graham kick), :36.

Third Quarter NO_Toon 11 pass from Brees (S.Graham kick), 11:25. Pit_Bell 1 run (Suisham kick), 4:21. NO_Stills 69 pass from Brees (S.Graham kick), 1:50. Fourth Quarter Pit_FG Suisham 47, 14:52. NO_Colston 3 pass from Brees (S.Graham kick), 10:25. Pit_A.Brown 4 pass from Roethlisberger (A.Brown pass from Roethlisberger), 2:34. Pit_A.Brown 3 pass from Roethlisberger (Moore pass from Roethlisberger), :00. A_61,916. NO Pit First downs 20 36 Total Net Yards 393 538 Rushes-yards 26-143 23-103 Passing 250 435 Punt Returns 0-0 2-15 Kickoff Returns 3-75 3-87 Interceptions Ret. 2-6 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 19-27-0 32-58-2 Sacked-Yards Lost 1-7 1-0 Punts 6-48.5 2-37.5 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 11-77 5-28 Time of Possession 26:01 33:59 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING_New Orleans, Ingram 23-122, Thomas 3-21. Pittsburgh, Bell 21-95, Roethlisberger 1-8, Archer 1-0. PASSING_New Orleans, Brees 19-27-0-257. Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger 32-58-2-435. RECEIVING_New Orleans, Stills 5-162, Colston 3-16, Toon 2-17, Thomas 2-16, Cadet 2-11, Ingram 2-(minus 1), Hill 1-17, Watson 1-15, Lorig 1-4. Pittsburgh, Bell 8-159, A.Brown 8-97, Miller 8-82, Wheaton 5-61, Moore 2-13, Bryant 1-23. MISSED FIELD GOALS_Pittsburgh, Suisham 54 (SH).

Colts 49, Redskins 27 Was. Ind.

3 7 14 7 14 21

3—27 7—49

First Quarter Was_FG Forbath 25, 13:18. Ind_Fleener 30 pass from Luck (Vinatieri kick), 6:05. Second Quarter Ind_Herron 49 run (Vinatieri kick), 12:27. Ind_Hilton 3 pass from Luck (Vinatieri kick), 6:53. Was_Helu Jr. 21 pass from McCoy (Forbath kick), 1:59. Third Quarter Was_Paulsen 16 pass from McCoy (Forbath kick), 11:22. Ind_Moncrief 48 pass from Luck (Vinatieri kick), 10:05. Ind_D.Jackson 35 fumble return (Vinatieri kick), 7:30. Was_Jackson 42 pass from McCoy (Forbath kick), 5:12. Ind_Fleener 73 pass from Luck (Vinatieri kick), 4:45. Fourth Quarter Was_FG Forbath 29, 12:00. Ind_Moncrief 79 pass from Luck (Vinatieri kick), 10:34. A_65,352. Was Ind First downs 24 19 Total Net Yards 425 487 Rushes-yards 21-84 21-126 Passing 341 361 Punt Returns 2-17 3-13 Kickoff Returns 1-18 5-156 Interceptions Ret. 1-8 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 31-47-0 19-27-1 Sacked-Yards Lost 6-51 1-9 Punts 6-46.5 3-46.0 Fumbles-Lost 5-1 3-2 Penalties-Yards 10-78 10-94 Time of Possession 36:05 23:55 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING_Washington, Morris 17-67, McCoy 3-12, Helu Jr. 1-5. Indianapolis, Herron 8-88, Luck 4-20, Richardson 8-12, Moncrief 1-6. PASSING_Washington, McCoy 31-47-0-392. Indianapolis, Luck 19-27-1-370. RECEIVING_Washington, Reed 9-123, Jackson 5-84, Helu Jr. 4-61, Moss 3-30, Morris 3-16, Garcon 3-9, Roberts 2-46, Paulsen 1-16, Paul 1-7. Indianapolis, Hilton 5-62, Fleener 4-127, Wayne 4-31, Moncrief 3-134, Herron 2-8, Doyle 1-8. MISSED FIELD GOALS_None.

Vikings 31, Panthers 13 Car. Min.

3 3 14 14

7 0

0—13 3—31

First Quarter Min_Rudolph 4 pass from Bridgewater (Walsh kick), 9:41. Min_Thielen 30 blocked punt return (Walsh kick), 7:00. Car_FG Gano 30, :37. Second Quarter Min_Griffen 43 blocked punt return (Walsh kick), 9:35. Car_FG Gano 35, 3:28. Min_Jennings 17 pass from Bridgewater (Walsh kick), :16. Third Quarter Car_Brown 32 pass from Newton (Gano kick), 9:15. Fourth Quarter Min_FG Walsh 39, 8:55. A_52,016. Car Min First downs 23 12 Total Net Yards 348 210 Rushes-yards 33-178 24-92 Passing 170 118 Punt Returns 0-0 2-45 Kickoff Returns 3-43 1-28 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 1-23 Comp-Att-Int 18-35-1 15-21-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 4-24 3-20

Punts 6-24.3 6-41.8 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-0 Penalties-Yards 4-35 5-25 Time of Possession 35:48 24:12 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING_Carolina, Stewart 1285, Newton 9-49, D.Williams 7-21, Whittaker 1-16, Tolbert 2-5, Brown 1-4, Presley 1-(minus 2). Minnesota, Asiata 14-52, Tate 5-15, Bridgewater 2-12, Banyard 2-8, Wright 1-5. PASSING_Carolina, Newton 1835-1-194. Minnesota, Bridgewater 15-21-0-138. RECEIVING_Carolina, Olsen 5-59, Benjamin 5-56, Brown 2-34, Stewart 2-25, Cotchery 2-20, Tolbert 2-0. Minnesota, Jennings 5-45, Asiata 4-5, Charle.Johnson 2-41, Wright 2-40, Rudolph 2-7. MISSED FIELD GOALS_None.

Texans 45, Titans 21 Ten. Hou.

0 0 14 7—21 14 10 7 14—45

First Quarter Hou_Griffin 8 pass from Fitzpatrick (Bullock kick), 7:34. Hou_Foster 7 pass from Fitzpatrick (Bullock kick), 4:50. Second Quarter Hou_FG Bullock 37, 3:25. Hou_Hopkins 58 pass from Fitzpatrick (Bullock kick), :38. Third Quarter Ten_Wright 36 pass from Mettenberger (Succop kick), 12:14. Ten_McCourty 62 fumble return (Succop kick), 8:07. Hou_Hopkins 34 pass from Fitzpatrick (Bullock kick), 4:40. Fourth Quarter Hou_A.Johnson 4 pass from Fitzpatrick (Bullock kick), 11:05. Hou_Watt 1 pass from Fitzpatrick (Bullock kick), 8:56. Ten_N.Washington 25 pass from Locker (Succop kick), 1:06. A_71,714. Ten Hou First downs 19 24 Total Net Yards 320 457 Rushes-yards 22-83 36-99 Passing 237 358 Punt Returns 1-21 2-20 Kickoff Returns 2-71 1-7 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 3-100 Comp-Att-Int 19-31-3 24-33-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 3-38 0-0 Punts 5-45.2 3-45.7 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1 Penalties-Yards 6-66 5-40 Time of Possession 26:44 33:16 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING_Tennessee, Sankey 10-42, McCluster 9-33, Mettenberger 1-8, Greene 2-0. Houston, Foster 19-79, Grimes 5-13, Fitzpatrick 2-10, Blue 7-6, Savage 2-(minus 2), D.Johnson 1-(minus 7). PASSING_Tennessee, Mettenberger 13-19-1-184, Locker 6-122-91. Houston, Fitzpatrick 24-330-358. RECEIVING_Tennessee, Wright 7-132, N.Washington 5-61, Hagan 2-39, McCluster 2-11, Hunter 1-18, L.Washington 1-8, Walker 1-6. Houston, Hopkins 9-238, A.Johnson 7-53, Foster 5-26, Martin 1-32, Griffin 1-8, Watt 1-1. MISSED FIELD GOALS_Houston, Bullock 43 (WL).

Rams 52, Raiders 0 Oak. SL

0 0 21 17

0 0— 0 0 14—52

First Quarter StL_Mason 35 pass from Hill (Zuerlein kick), 12:04. StL_Hill 2 run (Zuerlein kick), 7:12. StL_Austin 18 run (Zuerlein kick), 2:37. Second Quarter StL_Mason 89 run (Zuerlein kick), 11:14. StL_Harkey 4 pass from Hill (Zuerlein kick), 8:10. StL_FG Zuerlein 38, 5:27. Fourth Quarter StL_Mason 8 run (Zuerlein kick), 12:47. StL_Johnson 43 interception return (Zuerlein kick), 5:24. A_55,650. Oak StL First downs 17 17 Total Net Yards 244 348 Rushes-yards 21-61 26-172 Passing 183 176 Punt Returns 2-4 4-19 Kickoff Returns 4-53 0-0 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 3-65 Comp-Att-Int 29-48-3 13-22-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 6-47 1-7 Punts 8-44.1 6-45.8 Fumbles-Lost 3-2 2-0 Penalties-Yards 8-73 8-60 Time of Possession 36:56 23:04 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING_Oakland, McFadden 11-27, Jones-Drew 5-21, Reece 4-12, Carr 1-1. St. Louis, Mason 14-117, Stacy 7-25, Austin 2-24, B.Cunningham 1-5, Hill 2-1. PASSING_Oakland, Schaub 5-91-57, Carr 24-39-2-173. St. Louis, Hill 13-22-0-183. RECEIVING_Oakland, Reece 6-48, J.Jones 6-33, Holmes 3-28, Jones-Drew 3-23, Rivera 3-21, Thompkins 2-28, Butler 2-27, McFadden 2-18, V.Brown 1-10, Jackson 1-(minus 6). St. Louis, Bailey 5-100, Mason 3-47, Harkey 2-12, Austin 2-11, Britt 1-13. MISSED FIELD GOALS_None.

Jaguars 25, Giants 24 N.Y. Jac.

0 21 0 0 3 13

3—24 9—25

Second Quarter NYG_Jennings 2 run (J.Brown kick), 14:57. NYG_Parker 3 pass from E.Manning (J.Brown kick), 11:27.

NYG_Jennings 17 run (J.Brown kick), 6:30. Jax_FG Scobee 28, 2:03. Third Quarter Jax_Thomas III fumble recovery in end zone (Scobee kick), 11:13. Jax_Lee 30 pass from Bortles (pass failed), 1:55. Fourth Quarter Jax_Colvin 41 fumble return (pass failed), 12:56. NYG_FG J.Brown 33, 3:26. Jax_FG Scobee 43, :28. A_64,687. NYG Jax First downs 22 18 Total Net Yards 329 258 Rushes-yards 35-116 22-118 Passing 213 140 Punt Returns 5-48 3-20 Kickoff Returns 1-22 3-51 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 24-34-0 21-35-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 4-34 7-54 Punts 5-51.8 7-52.4 Fumbles-Lost 3-3 0-0 Penalties-Yards 6-40 7-49 Time of Possession 34:39 25:21 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING_N.Y. Giants, Jennings 26-91, A.Williams 8-21, Beckham Jr. 1-4. Jacksonville, Bortles 5-68, D.Robinson 11-44, Gerhart 5-7, Todman 1-(minus 1). PASSING_N.Y. Giants, E.Manning 24-34-0-247. Jacksonville, Bortles 21-35-0-194. RECEIVING_N.Y. Giants, Beckham Jr. 7-90, Donnell 5-55, Randle 3-52, Jennings 3-3, Ogletree 2-25, A.Williams 2-16, Parker 2-6. Jacksonville, Lee 6-75, Hurns 4-42, Shorts III 4-35, D.Robinson 3-10, Lewis 2-8, Harbor 1-17, Todman 1-7. MISSED FIELD GOALS_N.Y. Giants, J.Brown 43 (WR).

Bengals 14, Buccaneers 13 Cin. TB

0 3

7 7

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No. 1 Kentucky holds Providence to 38 points By The Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky post players Willie Cauley-Stein and Karl-Anthony Towns each had 11 points and six rebounds, and the topranked Wildcats opened the second half with an 18-7 run to pull away for a 58-38 victory over Providence on Sunday. Aaron and Andrew Harrison, Alex Poythress, Tyler Ulis and Dakari Johnson each added six points in a balanced effort by Kentucky (7-0), which shot 45 percent from the field. Carson Desrosiers and Tyler Harris each had 10 points for the Friars (6-

1), whose zone and athleticism built helping Krzyzewski defeat his alma mater seven rebounds. several small first-half leads and kept and earn career victory No. 990. NO. 11 KANSAS 61, them close. Providence made just 4 of NO. 20 MICHIGAN STATE 56 24 second-half attempts (17 percent) NO. 7 TEXAS 55, and 11 of 39 overall (28 percent). LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Perry NO. 24 UCONN 54 NO. 4 DUKE 93, ARMY 73 DURHAM, N.C. — Tyus Jones had 16 points and a season-high 10 assists, and Duke beat to bring coach Mike Krzyzewski within 10 wins of 1,000. Fellow freshman Jahlil Okafor added 21 points, and Quinn Cook and Rasheed Sulaimon had 13 apiece for the Blue Devils (7-0). Duke tuned up for its game Wednesday night at No. 2 Wisconsin by

STORRS, Conn. — Jonathan Holmes hit a 3-pointer from the left baseline with 2 seconds left to lift Texas past UConn. Holmes had 13 points and eight rebounds to lead the Longhorns (6-0). Demarcus Holland and Javan Felix each added 10 points. Ryan Boatright had 24 points and seven rebounds for UConn (3-2), which lost its second consecutive game. Freshman Daniel Hamilton added 13 points and

scored 13 points and Villanova cruised past Delaware. Darrun Hilliard and Daniel Ochefu each scored 12 points for the Wildcats (6-0), who held the Blue Hens (0-5) to 31 percent shooting and forced them into 17 Ellis had 17 points and nine rebounds to turnovers. help Kansas beat Michigan State in the Cazmon Hayes led Delaware with 17 Orlando Classic championship game. points on 6-of-21 shooting. Svi Mykhailiuk added 11 points and Frank Mason III had 10 for Kansas (5-1). Denzel Valentine and Travis Trice had NO. 25 ARKANSAS 94, IONA 77 14 points each for Michigan State (5-2). FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Michael Qualls and Anthlon Bell each scored 20 NO. 12 VILLANOVA 78, points to lead Arkansas. DELAWARE 47 Arkansas improved to 6-0 for the first PHILADELPHIA — Kris Jenkins time since the 1997-98 season.


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Sports Briefs Nikiski’s Johnson makes all-conference Nikiski graduate Lincoln Johnson, a sophomore at Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois, has made first-team all-conference in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference. Johnson, who is 6-foot-0, 215 pounds, made the team at defensive line. He made 25 tackles, 10 solo, while throwing in three sacks and two fumble recoveries. Greenville also tapped Alaska for another first-team player, with South graduate Justin Moore, a sophomore, making the team at offensive line. Greenville finished 7-3 and 7-2 in the UMAC, good for second place in the league. The Panthers had seven or more wins for the — Staff report sixth-straight season.

Galaxy, Donovan survive in Seattle SEATTLE (AP) — Fireworks erupting and yellow confetti filling the air, Landon Donovan and his Los Angeles teammates accepted the Western Conference championship trophy. “I’m sort of just in this moment right now,” Donovan said. “I just want to prepare myself for one last week and do everything I can to help this team win. I really want to go out a champion.” Yes, Donovan has one more game to play before he calls it a career, the MLS Cup final next weekend on his home field. Juninho’s tiebreaking road goal early in the second half sent the Galaxy to the MLS Cup final after their conference final against the Seattle Sounders ended 2-2 on aggregate on Sunday night. Seattle won the second-leg 2-1, but road goals were used as a tiebreaker in the MLS Cup playoffs for the first time this season and Los Angeles used it to the full advantage following a 1-0 win in the first-leg last weekend. After surrendering goals to Seattle’s Brad Evans and Clint Dempsey’s in the first 32 minutes, Juninho’s goal was the difference and will keep Donovan’s career alive for one more game as the Galaxy seek their fifth MLS title. It was Juninho’s first goal since Sept. 21, 2013 — also against Seattle — and put Los Angeles in the final against New England next Sunday. “It was a matter of grinding it

out,” Galaxy coach Bruce Arena said. “This was not going to be easy by no means and it wasn’t.” Donovan acknowledged for the first time seeing the end of his career as reality when the Galaxy trailed 2-0 at halftime and 2-1 in the series. “In the few minutes I did have at halftime to ponder a little but I wanted to make sure this wasn’t it,” Donovan said. Seattle was attempting to reach the MLS Cup final for the first time in franchise history and the Sounders appeared headed that way after an exciting first 45 minutes where their top players were at their best. Evans’ goal in the 25th minute pulled Seattle even on aggregate and Dempsey’s first goal of the playoffs put the Sounders in front. But needing a perfect defensive effort in the second half to hold the lead, the Sounders failed to clear a corner kick from danger in the 54th minute. Juninho’s shot from outside the box beat Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei and deflected in off the post. Donovan, who sent in the corner kick, and Los Angeles defender Omar Gonzalez were given assists on the goal. Seeking a goal in the closing minutes Seattle pushed nearly everyone forward. Andy Rose nearly scored from a difficult angle near the end line in the 84th minute. Dempsey’s halfvolley in the final minute before stoppage time sailed over the crossbar for a goal kick.

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The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 29, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking: Record Pts 1. Alabama (25) 11-1 1,426 2. Florida St. (29) 12-0 1,423 3. Oregon (5) 11-1 1,391 4. TCU 10-1 1,274 5. Baylor 10-1 1,243 6. Ohio St. 11-1 1,192 7. Michigan St. 10-2 1,048 8. Arizona 10-2 1,027 9. Kansas St. 9-2 995 10. Mississippi St. 10-2 944 11. Wisconsin 10-2 910 12. Georgia Tech 10-2 823 13. Mississippi 9-3 753 14. Missouri 10-2 740 15. Georgia 9-3 606 16. UCLA 9-3 512 17. Arizona St. 9-3 495 18. Oklahoma 8-3 485 19. Clemson 9-3 418 20. Auburn 8-4 358 21. Louisville 9-3 346 22. Boise St. 10-2 265 23. LSU 8-4 145 24. Utah 8-4 79 25. Nebraska 9-3 64

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Soccer MLS Playoffs CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP Eastern Conference New England 4, New York 3 Leg 1 — Sunday, Nov. 23: New England 2, New York 1 Leg 2 — Saturday, Nov. 29: New York 2, New England 2 Western Conference LA Galaxy 2, Seattle 2 Leg 1 — Sunday, Nov. 23: LA Galaxy 1, Seattle 0 Leg 2 — Sunday, Nov. 30: Seattle 2, LA Galaxy 1, LA Galaxy advances on away goals MLS CUP Sunday, Dec. 7: New England at LA Galaxy, 11 a.m. AST

Hockey NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 24 16 6 2 34 85 64 Montreal 25 16 7 2 34 65 63 Detroit 24 14 5 5 33 74 61 Boston 24 14 9 1 29 61 58 Toronto 23 12 8 3 27 76 69 Florida 21 9 6 6 24 45 53 Ottawa 23 10 9 4 24 61 63 Buffalo 24 8 14 2 18 43 76 Metropolitan Division Pittsburgh 23 16 5 2 34 81 55 N.Y. Islanders 24 17 7 0 34 77 65

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Basketball NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Toronto 13 4 Brooklyn 6 9 Boston 4 10 New York 4 14 Philadelphia 0 16 Southeast Division Washington 10 5 Atlanta 9 6 Miami 9 7 Orlando 7 12 Charlotte 4 14 Central Division Chicago 11 6 Milwaukee 10 8 Cleveland 8 7 Indiana 7 10 Detroit 3 14

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Men’s Scores EAST Brown 75, Johnson & Wales (RI) 65< Drexel 59, Southern Miss. 36< Lafayette 82, Fairleigh Dickinson 61< Mass.-Lowell 69, Boston U. 59< New Hampshire 65, Dartmouth 63< Quinnipiac 89, Vermont 73< Sacred Heart 71, Campbell 62< Temple 70, LIU Brooklyn 56< Texas 55, UConn 54< Villanova 78, Delaware 47< Yale 69, Hartford 57< MIDWEST Akron 72, Bryant 66< Bowling Green 64, Detroit 63< DePaul 87, Stanford 72< Elon 70, Miami (Ohio) 68< Florida Gulf Coast 71, S. Dakota St. 58< N. Illinois 61, Maine 56< N. Iowa 55, Richmond 50< SOUTH Charlotte 66, UNC Asheville 63, OT< Duke 93, Army 73< East Carolina 74, CCSU 59< FAU 54, Ave Maria 43< Jacksonville St. 81, Fort Valley St. 49< Kentucky 58, Providence 38< Maryland 95, VMI 77< Murray St. 68, Drake 59< SE Louisiana 92, Langston 80< Tulane 73, Tennessee Tech 68< UCF 75, Bethune-Cookman 67< Valparaiso 70, Portland 55< Virginia Tech 83, Morgan St. 63< SOUTHWEST Arkansas 94, Iona 77< S. Utah 93, UTSA 92< SMU 63, Monmouth (NJ) 51< Texas St. 68, Howard Payne 39< Texas Tech 63, Air Force 62< FAR WEST California 64, Fresno St. 57< Colorado 84, Lipscomb 75< Denver 79, New Orleans 60< E. Washington 104, E. Oregon 87< N. Colorado 95, Florida A&M 56< N. Dakota St. 72, Montana St. 51< Oregon 81, Portland St. 59< San Francisco 76, Montana 57< South Dakota 68, CS Bakersfield 66< Southern Cal 66, New Mexico 54<

TOURNAMENT Orlando Classic Championship Kansas 61, Michigan St. 56< Third Place Marquette 67, Tennessee 59< Fifth Place Georgia Tech 64, Rhode Island 61< Seventh Place Santa Clara 68, Rider 60< Wooden Legacy Third Place Long Beach St. 73, Xavier 70< Fifth Place W. Michigan 68, San Diego 66< Seventh Place Princeton 69, San Jose St. 54<

Women’s Scores EAST Bryant 90, Providence 80 CCSU 64, New Hampshire 58 Canisius 87, St. Francis (Pa.) 74 Holy Cross 73, Georgetown 69 Iona 73, Stony Brook 62 Mass.-Lowell 78, Fairleigh Dickinson 67 Notre Dame 89, Kansas 47 Pittsburgh 84, Loyola (Md.) 46 Quinnipiac 73, Alabama 66 Rutgers 100, Davidson 44 St. Bonaventure 72, Binghamton 54 St. John’s 71, Wagner 49 Temple 81, Harvard 69 UMass 67, UCF 62 SOUTH Radford 68, Appalachian St. 67 Rider 59, Old Dominion 56, OT Youngstown St. 73, Tennessee St. 66 MIDWEST Ill.-Chicago 61, Ill.-Springfield 44 Indiana St. 65, Indiana 61, OT Louisville 86, Valparaiso 59 Michigan St. 85, Miami (Ohio) 39 Missouri 68, Milwaukee 55 Nebraska 63, N. Colorado 56 Ohio 82, Manhattan 58 S. Illinois 67, Mercer 52 South Dakota 69, Marquette 65 Xavier 70, Robert Morris 65, OT SOUTHWEST Baylor 90, Marist 60 Drake 62, Fordham 56 Stetson 84, Utah St. 64 Texas 72, Tennessee 59 Texas A&M 63, Duke 59 UTSA 57, Incarnate Word 31 FAR WEST Army 56, Pepperdine 44 CS Bakersfield 80, Fresno St. 60 North Carolina 74, Hawaii 65 Stanford 88, Prairie View 45 TOURNAMENT Ball State Thanksgiving Classic Championship Duquesne 82, Ball St. 62

Third Place Jackson St. 90, Murray St. 81, OT FIU Thanksgiving Classic Championship Toledo 69, Arizona 54 Third Place Virginia 74, FIU 61 GSU Thanksgiving Tournament Championship Liberty 73, Georgia St. 71 Third Place Samford 59, Penn St. 56, OT Gulf Coast Showcase Championship UConn 89, Green Bay 53 Third Place Arizona St. 72, Vanderbilt 67 Fifth Place Minnesota 72, Georgia Tech 69 Seventh Place Villanova 60, Coll. of Charleston 41 Lady Rebel Roundup Championship S. Dakota St. 65, UNLV 59 Third Place N. Illinois 79, Delaware St. 59 Seton Hall Thanksgiving Tournament Championship Seton Hall 77, Saint Joseph’s 60 Third Place St. Francis (NY) 48, St. Peter’s 36

Transactions BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NEW ORLEANS PELICANS — Waived F Darius Miller and F Patric Young. FOOTBALL National Football League DALLAS COWBOYS — Signed LB Will Smith to their practice squad. Released WR Kerry Taylor from the practice squad. Signed WR Chris Boyd to the practice squad. HOCKEY National Hockey League DETROIT RED WINGS — Activated D Brendan Smith from injured reserve. Assigned D Xavier Ouellet to Grand Rapids (AHL). EDMONTON OILERS — Placed F Jesse Joensuu on waivers. Assigned D Martin Marincin to the Oklahoma City (AHL). FLORIDA PANTHERS — Reassigned G Dan Ellis to San Antonio (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Reassigned D Steven Oleksy to Hershey (AHL). COLLEGE AUBURN — Fired defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson. CLAYTON STATE — Named Joshua J. Darling sports information director. NEBRASKA — Fired football coach Bo Pelini. Named Barney Cotton interim football coach. C

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building and about a half block sociated Press college football from High Street, the main artery poll for the first time this season, of the campus. replacing undefeated Florida State in a vote that was about as Nebraska fires Pelini close as it could get. LINCOLN, Neb. — The numThe Crimson Tide (11-1) reber of wins and losses didn’t get ceived 25 of a possible 59 firstBo Pelini fired. It was the way place votes from the media panel some of those losses happened. and 1,426 points. The Seminoles Pelini was dismissed as Ne- (12-0) have 29 first-place votes braska’s coach Sunday after a and 1,423 points. seven-year stint marked by an The last time the No. 2 team inability to restore the football had more first-place votes than team to national prominence the No. 1 team this late in the and too many embarrassing de- season was Nov. 25, 1968, when feats. No. 1 Ohio State had 21 1/2 firstPelini extended his streak of places votes to Southern Califorwinning at least nine games ev- nia’s 24 1/2. ery season with a 37-34 overtime Alabama is No. 1 for the 72nd win at Iowa on Friday, but he time overall and first since it lost never won a conference cham- last year’s Iron Bowl. The Tide pionship and his teams lost four beat Auburn 55-44 on Saturday. games in every season he comIt is also the seventh straight pleted. Pelini was 66-27 and led season the Crimson Tide has the Cornhuskers to three league been No. 1 at some point, the championship games in the Big longest such streak since Miami 12 and Big Ten. from 1986-92. Florida State is the first team Alabama moves up to top to lose the No. 1 ranking twice spot in poll in a season since Penn State in Alabama is No. 1 in The As- 1997.


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Soldotna resident Kathleen Stevenson and her daughter Coral Tunks and granddaughter Kyla Tunks opted to sleep in instead of fight the early-morning crowds at the big retailers. After a coffee grab the group stopped by Sweeney’s for long underwear and socks then visited Wilderness Way for jackets and snow gear. “I like to go to the local stores first and see what they have,” Stevenson said. “We are just wandering around and seeing who has what. We always need socks.” Stevenson said it was hard to beat a 40 percent discount for long underwear at Sweeney’s. While in past years she has participated in Black Friday shopping at the chain stores, she said she tries to stay away from that and shop locally as often as possible. “It’s like combat fishing,” she said of the large crowds rushing to get the limited sale items. “People here are not too bad but some places they are not nice. Nothing is that important to buy. Christmas is not supposed to be about that.” Wilderness Way owner Brian Richards said he saw a steady flow of traffic throughout the day with a lot of people out shopping for Christmas gifts. Richards, who took over the business in 2008, said the Soldotna outdoor gear store has been open since 1990. “Normally our skis and snowshoes would be big sellers but the weather is not too conducive for that and is a little slower moving than usual,” he

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a major gas line project and made fighting federal overreach a focus. His administration unsuccessfully pushed legislation aimed at improving the state’s permitting system that critics said would have limited public participation. And despite efforts to limit

said. Richards, like many other area businesses participated in small business Saturday, a nationwide campaign started in 2010 by American Express to help small retailers during the economic downturn. Everyone that paid with an American Express credit card that spends $10 or more would receive $10 back in their next monthly statement, he said. Wilderness Way also offered a $20 gift certificate to customers that spent $100 or more. Across the Sterling Highway some customers looking for home holiday decorations stopped into Donna’s Gifts in the Blazy Mall. Walking through the antique store is like walking into a Victorian-style home during Christmas time. The antique store, owned by local artist Donna SchwankeCooper for 30 years, is decorated with vibrant colors and packed full with a variety of Alaskan and gifts, jewelry and home accessories. Kenai resident Brenda Zubeck and Mary Herndon, a former Soldotna resident back visiting, stopped by the store to browse and came away impressed with how the owner decorated her store for the holidays. “It wouldn’t be Christmas without visiting Donna’s,” Herndon said. “She always has something unique and her prices are very reasonable.” Inside the store are several rooms decorated in themes with fireplace mantles and six Christmas trees, all more than seven feet tall and decorated in different styles. “Nobody does Christmas trees better than Donna,” Zubeck said.

Soldotna resident Veronica Delgado and her mother Mary Delgado stopped by Donna’s Gifts to pick out ornaments for their Christmas tree, which were 25 percent off. While she doesn’t normally shop on Black Friday, she said she couldn’t wait to start decorating her Christmas tree at home. “This is my favorite place to get ornaments,” Veronica Delgado said. “Decorating a tree is so exciting it cheers me up. I decorate every room in the house.” Schwanke-Cooper, who also owns Two Rusty Ravens near Mile 88 of the Sterling Highway, said she is so appreciative of her customers who have filled their house with her gifts over the years. “It’s hard for a little shop to compete nowadays but I have really good customers,” she said. “My shop is kind of foofoo and not what young people are looking for. But I love what I do and don’t ever plan to close.” For some, the lure of half price socks at Fred Meyer was too good to ignore. Soldotna resident Michelle Yeskie and her daughters Colleen and Shannon Yeskie started their day at 5 a.m. to buy socks and head warmers, then bounced around between Walmart and other local stores along the Kenai Spur Highway. “Everyone in the family gets new socks for Christmas,” Yeskie said. “You gotta’ keep your feet warm in Alaska.” Yeskie went to Beemun’s Bike and Ski Loft and bought a pair of skis for her daughter that were 10 percent off. Both girls said they look forward to skiing on Tsalteshi Trails after the arrival of snow.

Beemun’s owner Steve Beeson said the weekend after Thanksgiving is typically one of the busiest times of the year. While he said he was happy with Friday’s business, he had great sales on Black Friday last year when there was snow on the ground. Meanwhile, the Challenger Learning Center and Kenai Central High School were the sites for craft fairs at which local artisans and businesspeople from throughout the Kenai Peninsula displayed their wares to a bargain-seeking public. Gael Moto’s table at the Challenger Center sold items including jewelry, fur parkas, and a few specimens of mammoth ivory. Some of the items she had made herself, and others were made by other crafters in the village of Deering, where Moto lives. The pieces of mammoth ivory had been dug up by members of her family, whom she said occasionally discover it while hunting. Moto, who described herself as a “lifelong rock hound,” made several items of jewelry from stones she had found.

spending, the state, which relies heavily on oil revenues to operate, faces budget deficits amid slumping revenues. In 2013, after several failed attempts to overhaul the oil tax structure put in place by Palin, Parnell won passage of a tax cut he saw as a way to boost production and encourage new investment. In August, the industry-supported tax cut survived a repeal effort backed by Walker and Palin.

Palin, who endorsed Walker and Mallott as “strong conservatives,” said Parnell, a former ConocoPhillips employee, “came from the oil industry.” Critics saw Parnell as too sympathetic to the industry and blasted the tax cut as a giveaway. Parnell and others say the flurry of activity on the North Slope and billions of dollars in planned investment by companies shows the tax change is working. Parnell said he was bothered

by Palin’s comments but chalked them up to politics. He said the name-calling doesn’t describe him as a person or as a governor. “Some people are really good at slinging slogans, and then there’s substance. And I know who I am,” he said. “I know that I’m a man who brought all of my heart and all of my strength and all of my soul into this work for Alaskans. I know who I represented and that’s Alaskans.”

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Sarah Spencer tries on a skirt at the Black Friday Holiday Bazaar at the Kenai Challenger Learning Center on Saturday.

“I pick up anything pretty,” she said. Derek Stanton runs a chainsaw carving studio on Kalifornsky Beach road. He had a display of decorative wooden salmon and a log bench at his booth in Kenai Central High School. Stanton said that the Kenai Craft Fair helps his studio not because he sells a great amount of work, but because it raises awareness of his business. “A lot of people think we’re just a tourist attraction, he said. They don’t know we do custom

signs and furniture during the winter. This is a good show because it’s local — it lets people know what I do and where to find me.” Diane Campbell participated in the post-Thanksgiving craft fair for her 15th year. She set up her booth in the KCHS gymnasium to sell products made from alpaca wool, the product of her ranch near Funny River road, where she said that her family raises “children and alpacas together.” Campbell said that alpacas, native to the South American Andes, adapt well to the Alaska climate, and in addition, are easy to care for and transport. At her booth, she offered woven hats and scarves, as well as bundles of alpaca wool yarn for those who like to make their own. When asked how business had been this year, Campbell responded: “There have been better years, and there have been worse ones.” Reach Ben Boettger at ben. boettger@peninsulaclarion. com, and Dan Balmer at dan. balmer@peninsulaclarion. com.

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School board to meet The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. in the borough building at 148 N. Binkley Street in Soldotna (unless otherwise noted). For more information, call 907-714-8888 or visit kpbsd.k12. ak.us. The agenda and packet items are posted on Wednesday afternoon prior to the date of the Board meeting. Persons with disabilities who need accommodations to participate at the School Board meetings should contact Debbie Tressler at 907-714-8836 or email dtressler@kpbsd.k12.ak.us no later than three business days before the meeting date. The board will meet: n Dec. 1; n Jan. 12; n Feb. 2; n March 2; n April 6; n May 4 (at Seward High School); n June 1; n June 2 (Board planning session).

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

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

Free Training for High School Students: KPBSD Career and Tech Department is offering free after school academies to train students in the welding, construction and medical field. Listed below are our upcoming academies. Nikiski High School will be offering a welding academy beginning January 6th, running every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-4:30. Students will be learning Oxy-Acetylene Cutting, torch safety and set up, cutting torch free hand, interpret welding symbols and much more. In January there will be a Personal Care Attendant (PCA) class that is limited to juniors and seniors only. This class will take place at the Workforce Development Center. Students will learn how to physically care for people. Students who are close to the age of 18 by October 2015 will receive a State Certificate after passing the exam. The class is limited to 12 students. Textbooks will be provided, however they are available to purchase for $35 if a student chooses to keep their book. There will be a mandatory meeting on Tuesday January 13th at 3:30 at the Workforce Development Center (located behind KCHS in the Votec building). During this meeting class times will be set depending on the students and instructor’s schedule. Any high school student is able to participate in any of our academies. If a student successfully completes the 60 hour academy they will receive a ∏ practical art credit. To sign up students can see their counselor, call Debbie Pearson at 283-2145 or go to MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from “onestop.kpbsd.k12.ak.us” claiming to be http://onestop. kpbsd.k12.Alaskaus/ Funding for the Alaska Construction Academies comes from a grant from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development and The Alaska Department of Commerce and Economic Development.

Connections Homeschool Program Dates to remember: n 12/01 – My HomeR Art Submissions Due n 12/01 – Deadline for the Kenai Fine Arts Student Art Show n 12/03 - Tutoring: Secondary Connection @ the Homer Bookstore Wednesdays 10am-Noon n 12/04 - Math Tutoring @ the Soldotna Office Thursdays 2:30-4:00pm n 12/04 – Battle of the Books Mtg @ 3:30 Grades 3rd & 4th n 12/05 - Battle of the Books Mtg @ 11:00am Grades 5th & 6th *Please Note: We have a couple more spots for students that would like to participate* n 12/05 – T200 Drawing Contest Entries Due n 12/16 – 1st Semester Grade Reports Due; High School Eligibility Due n 01/05 – 2nd Semester Begins n 01/05-01/30 – AIMS K-5; Ed Performance Testing 6-8 n 01/17 & 01/18 – Kenai NWR Wilderness First Aid Course Kenai NWR Wilderness First Aid Course: The Kenai NWR will be hosting a Wilderness First Aid course January 17th and 18th, 2015. Cost is $175 plus $25 if you want CPR too. Call Michelle at 260-2839 to register or want more information. Deb Ajango with SafetyEd in Eagle River will be facilitating the course. Limited to 18 people and students must be 16 or older to take the course. Connections Talent Show: If your student has a talent they may wish to share at our talent show this year, please contact our talent show coordinator, Mark Wackler, at mwackler@kpbsd.k12.ak.us. At this time Connections is mostly just trying to gather interest and help students begin preparing for the show, so a response is not an obligation to have a student perform. Most of the acts See BRIEFS, page B-3

Above: Piper Bloom peels potatoes for Stone Soup Tuesday at Soldotna Montessori in Soldotna. Right before Thanksgiving, the students at Soldotna Montessori start sharpening their knives for the school-wide, daylong preparations for the traditional meal — or at least they begin asking their parents to borrow the kitchen knife, said teacher Kristin Romberg. She said her class read 15 versions of the classic folktale this year to get ready for slicing onions, peeling potatoes, cutting carrots and stirring soup broth. Right: Romberg and her students discuss where to find the next set of ingredients to be prepared. John Devolld said the school has been celebrating the tradition for a decade. The primary students make the soup in their classes and their parents are invited to join them for the feast. Sometimes the older grades are invited to join if there is room, Devolld said. Jennifer Hubbard’s students spent the day listening to various versions of the folktale, including a modern retelling called “Cactus Soup,” while passing around tightly sealed mason jars full of thick, white cream. It was their duty to shake up the butter for the event. Photos by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion

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It’s a perilous situation where a person believes that there is nothing to live for. V erbatim Human lives are precious, and it distresses me that someone could consider terminating it over a well-sold lie: that C lhoe K incaid you have nothing left to live for. There is always something to live for. There is always something that you can find to look can look forward to. forward to. I have a planner that I use for mainly Sometimes I get asked how I stay this purpose. It started out as a tool for happy. The answer is that I made a decischool, but has evolved to become a collection of exciting bubble-lettered events. sion to never stop hoping for things. That is why hope is so important. It Planning for exciting things is a way to keeps humans going, which is the greatest keep hope in motion. It could just be a one person movie night miracle in all of our lives. “Hope is realistic anticipation which that may or may not happen, but having plans (even extremely ordinary and inflex- takes the form of a determination — not only to survive adversity but, moreover, ible ones) can keep your life in order. Upholding a positive attitude that is fo- to endure well to the end” — Neal A. cused on the future is important when fac- Maxwell. ing hard times, especially when considerThis column is the opinion of Chloe ing drastic measures like suicide. Suicide Kincaid, a student at Soldotna High is a problem that is becoming more and School. more common.

KPC’s newest commercial goes live KPC’s spring 2015 television commercial has been released! The commercial was written, shot and produced totally in-house by KPC Advancement, with the voice-over provided by Rob Lewis, KPC’s IT HelpDesk Supervisor. Check out the commercial on NBC, ABC, FOX, KACN, CW and online on KPC’s YouTube channel (https://www. youtube.com/user/kpcuaa).

Early bird high school advising, registration set Local high school students who are planning to take Kenai Peninsula College courses during the spring 2015 semester should plan to attend the upcoming early bird advising and registration events scheduled at the Kenai River Campus. The advising session (which is mandatory) is set for 3-5 p.m. on Dec. 3 in room 116 in the Ward Building. Registration will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Dec. 4 in the McLane Commons. For more information about these sessions, please call Student Services at (907) 262-0330. Browse KPC’s spring 2015 course offerings online at www.kpc.alaska. edu/schedule.

K enai P eninsula C ollege A round C ampus 2014 semester is coming to an end and the Kenai River Campus Bookstore is buying back used student textbooks. Students can sell back their textbooks from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. Dec. 4-19. The KRC Bookstore makes every effort to buy back textbooks that professors will use again next semester. The buyback program is designed to put cash in KPC students’ pockets and help future students buy textbooks at a reasonable cost. For more information, please call the KRC Bookstore at (907) 262-0312.

KPC participating in Toys for Tots program

Reserve and was founded in 1947 in Los Angeles, California. According to the Toys for Tots website, the program and foundation have collected and distributed more than 486 million toys to more than 223 million children in need. Those who wish to donate can drop off new, unwrapped toys (for both children and teens) in the donation box located in the Kenai River Campus’ Student Services department. The Marine Corps will pick up the box on Dec. 5. For more information, please call the KRC Student Union at (907) 262-0339 or e-mail iysgov@kpc.alaska.edu.

Santa Claus is coming to town Santa Claus will be visiting KPC’s Kenai River Campus from 4-6 p.m. on Dec. 12 in the McLane Commons. The public is welcome to attend this fun, free event! Bring the kids and a camera. Complimentary hot cocoa and cookies will be offered, courtesy of the KRC Student Union, who will be sponsoring this family event. For more information, please contact the KRCSU at (907) 262-0339.

The KRC Student Union is once again collaborating with the Toys for Tots program to collect gifts for families in need on the Kenai Peninsula. Last year’s effort was a great success, with donations totaling over $1,000. The Student Union hopes to make this year’s This column was provided by Hannah program an even greater success; every do‘Tis the season for student Parker at Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai nation is appreciated! textbook buyback The Toys for Tots program is adminis- River Campus. tered by the United States Marine Corps It’s that time of year again! KPC’s fall


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are musical (i.e. singing, piano, dance, etc.) but others are welcome and the school encourages a wide variety of different types of talents, so get creative! Please contact Mark with all questions or to express interest. A date has not yet been set, but mid to late April is when the show is typically scheduled. The school is looking forward to seeing everyone turn out at the 2015 Connections Talent Show! Connections Spelling Bee: Connections is pleased to announce that Connections Homeschool is enrolled in the National Spelling Bee this year, continuing with a great tradition. All Connections students in grades 3-8 are encouraged to participate in order to build confidence, increase vocabulary and improve spelling skills. Our local Spelling Bee will be held on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the Soldotna Public Library. The 2015 Alaska State Spelling Bee will be held on Friday, February 16, 2015 at the Center for the Performing Arts in Anchorage (PAC). For word lists and information, contact Carole Nolden at 7148880 or cnolden@kpbsd,k12.ak.us. The school looks forward to the entries!

Kalifornsky Beach Elementary Students from Mrs. McCoy’s second grade celebrated Thanksgiving by entertaining their parents with pies and poetry last week. This was the school’s way of saying “Thanks” to parents for all they do. K-Beach winter concert for grades k-2 will take place December 16th at 6pm. The show time is early to allow those parents with kids attending Skyview Middle time to get over to Skyview for their concert that same night. n December 4 – Band Concert in the K-Beach gym at 6:30 p.m. n December 8 through 11 – The PTA is hosting ‘Kids Go Shopping’ from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. n ecember 16th – K-2 Winter Program; 6:00 p.m. at Sohi auditorium n Dec 19 – No School, In-Service day n December 22 through January 2 – No School due to Winter Break

Kenai Middle Kenai Middle School hopes students, staff and parents had a wonderful 4 day Holiday weekend! Congratulations to our Character Counts winners: Christina Leyden and Shay Smith! There is a Basketball game for both Boys & Girls “A” teams on Tuesday, December 2nd @ KMS. Girls will play at 3:00 and Boys will play at 4:30. Show your school spirit and come support your fellow students! The Annual Boys vs. Girls Canned Food Drive starts Wednesday, December 3rd and will end Wednesday, December 17th. Start collecting those cans! It’s always a tight race, who do you think will win? There are more Basketball games on Friday, December 5th. Both Boys & Girls “A” teams will play at KMS, both Boys & Girls “B” teams will play at the Kenai Rec. Center. Go Kossacks! Save the date: The KMS Holiday Choir Concert is December 9th @ KCHS. And the KMS & KCHS Holiday Band Concert and Dessert Auction is Dec. 11th @ KCHS. Both concerts begin at 7:00.

MountainView Elementary Christmas Drive forms were sent home last week. If anyone is in need of a Christmas basket, applications must be returned by December 3. If a parent would like to sponsor a child or a family please call the office at 283-8600. “The Holiday Wonderland” will be open Monday, December 8th through Thursday, December 11th. This is a program hosted by the PTA to allow students to shop for inexpensive Christmas gifts for family & friends. If someone would like to volunteer to help students shop please call the office at 283-8600 to schedule a time. First, Second, & Third grade students will have a winter performance on Monday, December 15 at 6:00 PM in the KCHS Auditorium. Donations of baked items are needed for the bake sale being held right after the concert at KCHS. Bring your goodies directly to the high school when coming for the concert. Items will be sold for $1 each after the concert so remember to bring your ones! Congratulations to our Soaring Eagles for the month of November. They are Bridger Beck, Elijah Cooper, Evelyn Cooper, Moriah Cox, Madison Curren, Jacob Dimick, Shelby Easling, Gregory Fallon, Chad Hernandez, Kasey Maxie, Marissa Moffis, Jasmin Olson, Willow Patrick, Caleb Russell, Jayden Sanders, Drake Torgeson, Kennedy Whitney, & Samiel Wilson. There will be a PTA meeting on Tuesday, December 9th at 3:45 PM in the Library.

Nikiski High n Monday, December 1 – High School Basketball Begins n Tuesday December 2 – MS Basketball vs. Skyview at 3:00 p.m. n Thursday December 4 – PTSA at 6:00 p.m. in Library n Friday December 5 – HS Wrestling Regions @ Houston and HS XC skiing @ Homer Invite n Saturday December 6 – HS Wrestling Regions @ Houston and HS XC skiing @ Homer Invite n Monday December 8 - Winter Choir Concert at 7:00 p.m.

Niksiki North Star Elementary There will be a PTA meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 3rd at 9:10 am in the staff lounge. Attendance is always needed and valuable to help students at NNS! Plan now to attend our Christmas concert on December 11th at Nikiski Middle High School. Mrs. Faris has been working with the students in grades K - 2 to bring you a wonderful evening of music and memories! Students in the following classes will be performing: Mrs. Burnett, Mrs. Green, Mrs. Trammell, Mrs. Thye, Mrs. Mayberry, Mrs. Erwin, Mrs. Armstrong, Mrs. Hooper and Mrs. Settlemyer. Please remember to send your child to school with appropriate winter gear for outside recess. KPBSD policy states that there will be outside recess each day unless the temperature drops below -10 degrees. During these cold months a pair of gloves or mittens, a warm hat, snow pants and a coat will help your child to have a much more enjoyable recess. If a child has lost any gear, please check the lost and found located by the front office. NNS is on Facebook so anyone can like the page to learn about all of the exciting events at school!

n December 3rd – 5th Grade Music Concert 5:30 p.m. at Redoubt Gym n December 4th- 6th Grade Music Concert 5:00 p.m. at Redoubt Gym n December 9th – PTA Meeting at 5:00 p.m. n December 10th – Site Council Meeting @ 3:45 p.m. n December 10th – 4th Grade Music Concert 5:00 p.m. at Redoubt Gym n December 11th – 5th Grade Band Concert 5:30 p.m at Redoubt Gym Box Tops Winners last week were: Katelyn Morrison, Cassius Miller, Trace Richardson & Layton Jones. Keep those Box Tops for education coming, weekly drawings are held so don’t forget to have children put their name on the back of each Box Top and turn them in at school. Labels for Education – Redoubt has started collecting Campbell soup labels and other participating product labels. Some products include, Goldfish, Post, Swanson, Pop-Secret, V8 and Dannon. For the complete list of products and companies that participate in this program visit their website at www.labelsforeducation.com the school will earn points that can be redeemed for items such as physical education equipment, classroom supplies and other educational merchandise for our students. Additional information regarding this program will be sent home with students. Students should put their name on the back of each label and turn them in at school for our weekly drawings to win a prize. Redoubt PTA Holiday Kindness Program Assisting Redoubt families in need this holiday season is underway. The school asks for people who can help to purchase a gift or gifts from the angel tree for a Redoubt family. All gifts need to be brought to the school by Monday, December 8th. Cash donations in any amount can be dropped off at the school office. Money will be used to purchase holiday gifts for Redoubt children and their families. Volunteer your time. We need people to assemble the angel tree, shop, and much more. If a family needs help this holiday season, the school asks to please let the office know! Complete the form on the back of Redoubt’s weekly newsletter and return it to Mr. Pothast by December 4th. Please call the school office if you have questions regarding this program. The Elf Shelf Holiday Store is coming: December 2nd, 3rd and 4th. PTA sponsors this annual gift shopping opportunity for students. Complete information and order forms have been sent home with students. School Hours 8:45—3:18. When students are absent or late they lose out on valuable instructional time. Frequent loss of class time can make it difficult for a student to catch up on missed work. Often there are health reasons and other issues we are unaware of that may prevent students from attending school. Morning recess begins at 8:30 and the first bell rings at 8:45. The school asks to please help provide a quality educational program by making every effort to have a child at school on time every day. “The Great Grocery Grab” Holiday Food Drive was a HUGE success! The school says “A BIG thank you” to everyone who helped with this event. Redoubt Principal, John Pothast, Redoubt PE teacher, Donny Joachim, Borough Mayor, Mike Navarre and Assistant Superintendent, Sean Dusek raced to the finish as they collected food items from students. All food items were delivered to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank by Mrs. Arthur’s 6th grade class. A grand total of 1,114 pounds was collected and donated by Redoubt students.

Skyview Middle The Panther Student Council would like thank all those who donated to the Penny Wars fundraiser! SMS raised over $700.00 for the KPBSD Students in Transition Program! Congratulations to the 7th graders for winning the Penny Wars! Great job everyone! Sports Schedule this week: n Tuesday, December 2 – Kenai vs. Skyview 7th @ Kenai Middle School – 3:00 p.m. n Tuesday, December 2 – Nikiski vs. Skyview 8th @ Nikiski Middle High School – 3:00 p.m. n Friday, December 5 – Seward vs. Skyview 8th @ Seward Middle School – 3:00 p.m. n Friday, December 5 – Skyview Girls B vs. Chapman @ Skyview Middle School – 3:00 p.m. n Friday, December 5 – Skyview Boys B vs. Chapman @ Skyview Middle School – 4:30 p.m. Last week to select a card from the Skyview Angel Tree! All items purchased need to be returned by Friday, December 5. The school says “Thank you!” Only 3 more weeks of school before the end of the semester. Please, both students and parents, check power school to see if there are any outstanding fees still owed. The school asks that all fees be paid by the end of the semester. The school says “Congratulations to the November Students of the Month!” Kya Ahlers, Asia Angeles Hanson, Emmanuel Aley, Mackinley Baxter, Brooke Belluomini, Rylan Burrows, Galen Brantley III, Kristina Bybee, Ilysse Cable, Claudia Calderon, Megan Calloway, Ryann Cannava, George Carpenter, Timothy Cashman, Trystin Clucas, Catherine Conner, Abigael Corbett, Kathryn Creglow, Hunter Crosby, Isabella Dearmore, Wyatt Dement, Samantha Denbrock, Elena Dimitrovski, Tyler Doolin, Patricia Doty, Eve Downing, Alyson Driskell, Amanda Eby, Chris Edelman, Kilei England, Aaron Faletoi, Titan Farrell, Joseph Fiebelkorn, Esther Frederickson, Faith Glassmaker, Laurel Glaves, Jordan Goldthwaite, Mckenzie Hale, Wyatt Harvey, Sierra Hatfield, Dalton Hatten, Ashlee Heiman, Ryan Hill, Dalten Hulsey, Angel Joseph Matumeak, Jamie Kelly, River Kitchens, Victoria Kitson, Janna Kreiger, Paige Kruse, Camden Langley, Matthew Lewis, Kylie Loop, Kodi McGillivray, Caleb Matson, Jordan Merrill, David Michael, Sarah Mickelson, Journey Miller, Judd Miller, Quincy Miller, Elias Moonin, Clara Moore, MaCady Musgrave, Mackenzie Powell, Jasmine Prentiss, Carmen Quinones, Ayla Read, Charles Ross, Danica Schmidt, Shane Ray Schneider, Katie Schwartz, Marceles Sepulveda, Bethani Shepard, Samuel Skolnick, Aidan Skura, Kayli Smith, Kyla Smith, Rachel Spence, Mia Stewart, Jersey Truesdell, Robert Van Bruggen, Ben VanHoose, Riley Vickarious, Levi Wahl, Gabriel Wackler Murdock, Trenton Walden, Nelson Watt, Brennan Werner, Madison West, Bryan Whitaker, Tatan White, Kambree Whittom, Jeremija Williams, William Wilson, Corbin Wirz, Arieona Woodard

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SOEL & SMCS, Grades 1, 2, & 3 present “Holidays from Around the World”, Thursday, December 4th at 6:30 p .m. at Soldotna High School auditorium. The school said “Be sure to join for an evening of pure entertainment. Because we know kids love to shop for their loved ones too, we are scheduling a Holiday Wonderland Store on December 17th and 18th in the library. They will be able to purchase gifts for Moms, Dads, Grandparents, and siblings with adult assistance. Be sure to mark your calendar for this one! After-School Gymnastics ends: Congratulations to all 5th and 6th grade girls and boys who participated in gymnastics under the coaching of Mrs. Juliussen and Mrs. Mohocich! The 28 students who turned out for this activity beginning October 23rd were the following: Crystle Tapia, Wyatt Stout, Redoubt Elementary Colton Sorhus, Michael Rutledge, Snowy Pannell, Jade Neln December 2nd – 1st-3rd Grade Music Concert 5:30 p.m. at son, Briley Morton, Lila McKay, Jaala Lopez, Christian KucSoldotna High zmarski, Michal Keyes, Tyler Johnson, Nate Johnson, Tyler

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Hoagland, Avery Hart, Austin Hardy, Ryder Giesler, Michael Garrett, Tessa Dearmore, Olivia Davis, Chloe Cullen, Jessica Croom, Brooklyn Chadburn, Rhys Cannava, Emily Barto, Gage Baktuit, Ashlyn Asp, and Austin Adlam. The gymnasts performed for parents and friends at the extravaganza on Thursday, November 20th, in the gym. They were absolutely amazing! Elks Hoop Shoot: The District-level Elks Hoop Shoot was held on Saturday, November 8, at the Soldotna Prep School. Congratulations to our SOEL division winners: Brayden Taylor and Neolani Fullerton. These winners will move on to the state-level competition. Great job to all who participated! There is a “Toys for Tots” donation box by Nurse Tammy’s office for new and unwrapped toys for kids of all ages, boys or girls. The toys will be picked up on Friday, December 5th. Be sure to join us at the Parent Pack meeting today, Monday, December 1st. at 3:45 p.m. in the library. All are welcome to join! Congratulations to our wonderful Steel Seaton, the winner of last week’s box top drawing! We hold that drawing every Friday morning, and the winner receives a fruit bar. Box tops need to have the students name on the back in order for them to win that treat. There is a box-top can on the counter at the office, so be sure to drop those box tops off there. Remember students need snow pants, jackets, hats, gloves, and snow boots. Some students arriving at school in shorts and tee shirts. They go out to recess every day so they really need that extra gear. The office still has Savings Cards available. These cards cost $20 each, but allow the recipient to obtain discounts at many local businesses. The school said to “Please ask about them when you come in.” They make perfect stocking stuffers for the adults in your life. The School Store is open every Wednesday morning (before school) for students who may have run out of pencils or paper, etc. Mrs. Kvamme’s 6th graders are operating the store again this year.The school says “Thank you 6th graders!”

Soldotna High Soldotna High School and Soldotna Prep School recently completed their Canned Food Drive for the holidays. Advisories competed against one another to bring in canned items and food to provide for a Thanksgiving meal. In all, the students packed boxes for a Thanksgiving meal for 34 areas families and took almost 500 lbs of food to the Food Bank. The winning advisory was Mrs. Raemaeker’s with 2nd place going to Ms. Bos and 3rd place to Mr. Leck. Thanks to all families who contributed to this effort. Student Council will be selling Candy Cane grams the week of December 8-12. They will be having dress up days on December 15 as Ugly Christmas Sweater day and December 16 is Holiday Attire. The Holiday Assembly will be held on Tuesday, December 16. Soldotna High School’s National Honor Society Students of the Month for November and December. Alvarado, Perry – Algebra; Ames, Hailey - AK History; Asp, Austin- Anatomy; Baldwin, Sierra - AK History; Carter, Abbie - U.S. History; Dolan, Tylor - Writing Elective; Federle, Sarah – Geometry; Gibbons, Caitlin - Writing Elective; Harshman, Judah – Algebra; Johnson, Robin French ; Kant, Drew - U.S. History; Kitchens, Kayli- Ceramics; Kuntz, Dylan - U.S. History ; Larrow, Tyler - Physical Science; McKay, Morgan – Geometry; Meyer, Jackson – Geometry; O’Dell, Hannah - Digital Photo; Olson, Kaylena – Algebra; Raya, Sarah - U.S. History; Schmelzenbach, Noah – Nutrition; Sutton, April – Anatomy; Triana, Gabriela 10 Hr Truesdell, Nicholas -LA; Tugan, India - Marine Biology; Weeks, Alex - AK History ; Yancey, Coltin - AK History; Dare, Blake - PE; Risley, Delaney - PE ; Trigg, Taha – Math; Kenner, Kallie – LA; Jones, Ashley – Art; Hill, Selby - Social studies; Hubbard, Jaela – Science; Mitzel, Calvin - Music. They will be honored at a luncheon in the SoHi Green Room on Thursday December 4th at noon. Special Thanks to our Student Councils at SoHi and So-Prep for their work on our 2014 Food Drive!!!! Stu-Co made up 34 food baskets which will include a Turkey and 3 lb of hamburger per box to help support our families in need. Also took the extra food --- nearly 400 lbs --- out to the Food Bank. The folks at the Food Bank truly appreciated the much needed food! GO STARS! Galen Brantley, SoHi’s football coach, was contacted by the NFL and invited to an all-expenses paid Character Development Summit in Orlando at Disney World in December. Seniors: Please order your caps and gowns. You can go to Jostens.com or call Leona at 907-283-9280. The Soldotna High Art Club will be exhibiting art work at the Kenai Fine Arts Center (Gallery Too) in Old Town Kenai throughout the month of November. Please contact the KFAC for hours of operation. Soldotna High School is collecting gently used formal dresses, shoes, and accessories for 2015 Cinderella’s Closet. This is a program which helps all area high school ladies with prom attire for free. Please email mbos@kpbsd.k12.ak.us for more info. All donations can be dropped off to the front office 8am-2pm. Senior pics are due December 1. Digital formatting preferred. Billfold Size. 300 dpi. (*.jpg ) File Format. Email to : lthomas@ kpbsd.k12.ak.us The school is collecting pictures to get a jump start for graduation. For the senior video, we are looking for school activities (sports, academics, etc.). We also need baby pictures/senior pictures for the slide show. The best format is to scan them and send to dgordon@kpbsd.k12.ak.us The Media Center is open until 5pm Monday-Friday. There are buses at 4:15 for those students working in the Media Center. If a student were to stay after school and would need a bus home at 4:15 please contact Tamra Wear at 260.7036 or twear@kpbsd.k12.ak.us to give her the bus drop off location for your student. ATOSS tutoring will start in the Library on August 25th and run until May 4th from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Pool Schedule: n a.m. lap swim 5:30-7:30am Mon – Friday n p.m. lap swim 6-7 Mon, Wed and Fri n p.m. Open swim 7-8:45 Mon, Wed and Friday Sports Calendarhttp://www.arbiterlive.com/ Teams?entityId=21192 SoHi will be locking the Parking lot entrance Door during the following hours: n 7:40 a.m. to 11:55 p.m. n 12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

The Study The Study wants to wish everyone an amazing 2014-2015 school year. The Study is an accredited learning center that partners with the KPBSD, Home School Entities, and Private Schools. We offer private tutoring in all subject matters, music, including: voice, guitar and piano, courses for credit, including: Algebra 1 and 2, Spanish, Alaska Studies, Geometry, High School Art, as well as SAT Prep. The Study is also excited to begin registering students for Ground School in February. Check us out on the web at thestudysoldotna.com or call us at 262-6227. School briefs are submitted to schools@peninsulaclarion.com. The deadline is noon Wednesday.


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Under general supervision assists in completing the financial functions for both CISPRI Operations & CISPRI Limited Partnership. This includes all aspects of general book-keeping, processing payroll, HR responsibilities, reconciliations, billings and other bookkeeping functions as assigned by the Accounting Supervisor & Business Manager. Desired skills for the position include: • Excellent office skills, typing 50 wpm, 10-key filing, proof reading, and problem solving • Strong computerized bookkeeping/account ing knowledge • Considerable knowledge and experience in computer applications, especially using the Microsoft Office suite of programs • Multi-task orientated, efficient, organized and flexible • Strong interpersonal & communication skills; works cooperatively with all company personnel • Strong knowledge of payroll laws & regulations and Human Resources • Preference given to individuals with college-level hours of coursework in accounting and/or prior experience in bookkeeping / accounting with computerized accounting systems CISPRI is an equal opportunity, not-for-profit company, located in Nikiski, Alaska. Normal business hours are 8:00 - 4:30, Monday through Friday. In addition, employees are provided with cellular phones so as to be available 24hrs per day for emergencies.

CRAIG TAYLOR EQUIP CO.

SMALL ENGINE MECHANIC FULL TIME position available. Job requires a clean driving record and pre-employment drug screening. Position is for repairs of lawn mowers and other equipment. Small engine experience is required. Must have your own tools. Salary D.O.E. Please bring resume in person to: 44170 K-Beach Rd, Soldotna. (907)262-5977

Healthcare DIRECT SERVICE ADVOCATE Transitional Living Center Part Time Organized, energetic and creative person to positively assist women and children residing in transitional / supportive housing. Excellent understanding of or working experience in domestic violence/sexual assault, and related victim issues. Must promote and model non-violent behavior, empowerment philosophy, positive parenting and direct communication. HS diploma or equivalent required, degree in related field preferred. Valid driver's license required. Resume, cover letter and three references to: Executive Director, The LeeShore Center, 325 S. Spruce St., Kenai, AK 99611 by December 4th, 2014. EOE.

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1-LARGE ROOM FULLY FURNISHED Soldotna, quiet setting, includes utilities. (907)394-2543.

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21046_01 STERLING Small, 2-bedroom, washer/dryer, $800/ month, plus utilities, gas, tax $15, $900 deposit. No smoking/ pets. (907)262-6093.

Manufactured/ Mobile Homes NIKISKI 2-Bedroom, $750. per month. Pets allowed, includes utilities. Call (907)776-6563. NIKISKI 1-Bedroom, $600. per month. Pets allowed, includes utilities. Call (907)776-6563.

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SENIOR HOUSING 55 & over, One and two-bedroom , in Cooper Landing. In-floor heating, electricity, heated garages. $877 and $1008. No smoking. No pets. Cooper Landing Senior Citizen Corp. Inc., P.O. Box 552, Cooper Landing, AK 99572 907 595-3000, clscci@arctic.net

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REDOUBT VIEW Soldotna’s best value! Quiet, freshly painted, close to schools. 1-Bedroom from $625. 2-Bedroom from $725. 3-Bedroom, 2-bath, from $825. No pets. (907)262-4359.

E-mailed to: accounting@cispri.org Or mailed to: CISPRI Attention: Accounting Supervisor 51377 Kenai Spur Hwy Kenai, Alaska 99611 (907)776-5129 Fax (907)776-2190

www.kpc.alaska.edu - KPC employment Applications accepted until position is closed.

HAIRDRESSER With clientele wanted, P/T, F/T. Ask for Mary, (907)262-6334.

COLONIAL MANOR (907)262-5820 Large 2-Bedroom, Walk-in closet, carport, storage, central location. Onsite manager.

Qualified applicants can pick up a Job Application at CISPRI at Mile 26, Kenai Spur Highway, or call (907)-776-5129 to have an application faxed or e-mailed.

STUDENT HEALTH CLINIC REGISTERED NURSE Kenai Peninsula College invites applications for a Registered Nurse for its Student Health Clinic. This position will be responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses of KPC students. Additionally, the Registered Nurse is responsible for accurate health education designed to enhance the well-being and reduce harmful health behaviors of the campus community. This is a 10-month position, 24 hours per week, salary depends on experience. See list of responsibilities, qualifications and to apply online:

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Give gift of your service to help out older parents DEAR TRULY BLESSED: I agree. And you are fortunate to have such caring family members. Please allow me to offer some additional gift suggestions for seniors: Many individuals on fixed incomes would appreciate a gift basket of goodies such as small cans of tuna, salmon or soup. Include with them Abigail Van Buren crackers, assorted flavors of instant coffee, herbal teas, soup mixes and cookies. Gift certificates also make welcome gifts: for groceries, haircuts, manicures, dry cleaning, restaurant meals, theater tickets and department stores. And don’t forget prepaid calling cards. Create homemade coupons that can be redeemed for chores such as window washing, painting, replacing air conditioning filters and light bulbs, moving heavy furniture for spring and fall cleaning, and transportation for shopping, doctor’s visits, etc. Because not all seniors drive, bus passes and

coupons for senior transportation or taxis can also give the recipient the gift of freedom. Sweat pants, athletic socks and walking shoes may motivate the sedentary to become more active — which improves circulation and cognition for people of every age. Stationery, stamps and some felt-tipped pens make handy gifts that can be used throughout the year. And so do large-print address books with the information already transferred from the recipients’ records. And please, don’t forget that the holiday season can be a depressing time for people who are alone. I am often asked for gift ideas for the person “who already has everything.” My answer: The greatest gift a person can give is the gift of yourSELF. If you know someone who could use an outing, offer the most meaningful gift of all — an invitation to share a meal with you or your family. 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.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Aries. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Dec. 1, 2014: This year, others see you as a ball of fire. You are a natural risk taker, yet your instincts keep you from veering too far off the beaten path. If you are single, you are likely to meet someone of interest in the next year. Don’t worry — you will know when this person enters your life. If you are attached, your significant other could be taken aback by your spontaneity. Unless your sweetie is controlling, though, he or she will enjoy some wildness. A child could keep both of you very busy this year, as he or she might be full of surprises. ARIES often shocks you with his or her words and actions. 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 Remain optimistic that an idea you have will help move a project forward. You might have a grievance against someone who feels as if you must answer to him or her. Avoid a power play at all costs. A knee-jerk reaction could surprise you. Tonight: Beam in what you want. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHHYou succeed by relating on a one-on-one level with others. You could be surprised by how people respond when they are alone with you, as opposed to being in a group. Use your sixth sense when making a choice involving plans. Tonight: Find out the whole story. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHHHYou’lldemonstrateyourabil-

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ity to identify with others. Your efforts might not be appreciated by a close friend, and you could feel hurt as a result. You might want to express your feelings to this person. Avoid a controlling loved one. Tonight: Where your friends are. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHH You will shoulder more than your share of responsibilities. You might feel overworked or overtired as a result. Make a point of responding quickly to a key associate in your life, as this person will not accept anything less than an immediate response. Tonight: Till the wee hours. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH You’ll be more than willing to break out of the box. Tap into your creativity when the unexpected occurs. You know how to work with and around surprises. You are driven, in that you feel you must finish your to-do list. Tonight: Act like there is no tomorrow. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH Relate directly to a partner who seems tense. This person could become quite controlling in his or her need to keep everything running as smoothly as possible. Encourage a fun outing. You might want to work with him or her rather than fuss over details. Tonight: Go with a fun surprise. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH Defer to others, with the knowledge that they might be more invested in the outcome than you are. On the other hand, a domestic matter likely needs to be handled by you. Keep a strong eye on your finances, as there easily could be a snafu. Tonight: With a favorite person.

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH You might feel held back by certain situations and people. Be careful, as you could be accidentprone, especially around mechanical equipment. Use care with your tone; otherwise, you could alienate someone unintentionally. Tonight: Make sure to include some exercise. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH You could have a lot more endurance and drive than you realize. As a result, you’ll figure out how to bypass a problem with ease. You might decide not to share too many of your thoughts or feelings. Avoid a conflict about funds. Tonight: Be spontaneous. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 1) HHH You seem to be working at a different level from those around you. An unexpected development on the homefront could toss you into limbo for a brief period. Detach from the situation before trying to figure it out. Emphasize security. Tonight: Head home. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH You might find yourself in a position where you’ll be able to change today’s plans and use your time in a more meaningful way. Try not to swallow your feelings, as they could explode and cause you a lot of anger. Tonight: Go with impulsiveness. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH You could be pushing your limits with a boss, as you might not be interested in hearing any more excuses. Be sure to take care of any additional responsibilities. An assertive friend might be coming from a different point of view. Tonight: Run errands first.

Mangled message not on the number Dear Readers: Here is this week’s Sound Off, about talking too fast on answering machines: “I have an answering machine and can’t tell you how many times I have received an important call with a message to call back a number. Because they know the number, they say it quickly and mumble, and there are times I have played it several times and still can’t get it right. Please slow down and speak the numbers distinctly.” — Connie, via email What? I can’t understand your message. This is a repeated Heloise Sound Off! Hey, folks, take a few seconds to say the number slowly and repeat it at the end of the message! — Heloise Fast Facts Dear Readers: Other uses for large popcorn tins: * In a child’s room for toys. * Store dry dog or cat food. * Hold food scraps for a compost pile. * Use as a trash can in a bathroom. * Store wrapping paper. — Heloise

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Wine corks Dear Heloise: My husband and I save corks from wine bottles. He keeps a handful in his tackle box. They are perfect to “hook” the ends of hooks and fishing lures, so no stuck fingers. — Marcia in Wisconsin

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DEAR ABBY: For those who are looking for gift suggestions for older parents, may I offer what my kids do for us? They live far away and usually visit us in the spring and fall. Before they leave, my daughter scrubs my bathroom shower and the rest of the room, cleans my refrigerator, oven, kitchen cabinets, my carpets — things that are difficult for me to do. While she’s inside doing that, my son-in-law is outside trimming trees and bushes, doing general yard cleanup in the spring and raking leaves and disposing of them in the fall. In addition, during the months BEFORE their visit, my daughter is setting aside and freezing small portions of entrees so we will have future dinners from her meals. She also freezes an assortment of different soups in zip-lock bags, laid flat so they will fit well in my freezer. While they’re here, they cook all the meals and do the cleanup. What a wonderful gift! Even if some families don’t cook, they could make up small meals with deli purchases and freeze them for their parents. Nothing could be appreciated more. Instead of buying a useless gift because “We didn’t know what to get you — you said you didn’t want anything,” these are gifts that keep on giving! — TRULY BLESSED IN MONTANA

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Peninsula Clarion, December 01, 2014  

December 01, 2014 edition of the Peninsula Clarion

Peninsula Clarion, December 01, 2014  

December 01, 2014 edition of the Peninsula Clarion