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In the news Oil-drilling camp on North Slope hit by fire; no one hurt ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An overnight fire broke out at the campsite of an Italian oil company’s drilling project in the North Slope, but no one was injured. Eni Petroleum spokesman Grande Whitney says everyone involved was safe after the fire at the company’s Nikaitchuq Operations Camp north of the Kuparuk River unit operated by ConocoPhillips. Whitney says the fire took place about midnight. Petroleum News reported in August that Eni has been shifting the Nikaitchuq site since 2007 from conventional onshore drilling to lateral drilling targeting offshore oil deposits, reaching 25,000 barrels per day of production in June. Whitney says everyone displaced by the fire was housed at a nearby camp. Eni Petroleum expects drilling work to continue without interruption.
Correction A Dec. 12, 2014 articled titled “Empowering Women” incorrectly labeled an assault rifle used by a group of girls in the Teens on Target program. It is an AR-15. The Clarion regrets the error.
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By Kelly Sullivan
Home H for the s oli ay d
Family spends first holiday in Habitat for Humanity home
hristmas Day in the nineteenth Habitat for Humanity Home built on the Central Kenai Peninsula was the first holiday to be celebrated by the family living in the new dwelling. Thursday morning, Crystal Stonecipher said she was mentally preparing for the crowd of in-laws, parents and siblings joining the family that afternoon in their Second Avenue home in Kenai. She shares the new home with husband Nathon Stonecipher and three children, Rebecca Trickel, Charles Trickel and Destin Trickel. “It will be a little, what’s the word, cozy,” the busy mom said, with a laugh. “It will be cozy.” One year ago, the day long gathering would not have been possible. Previously, the tradition was to hop in the car and visit different family members through out the day, she said. on There has not been a centralized home where family members could gather and relax for years, Crystal Stonecipher said. Now, the Stoneciphers have a four-bedroom house sitting on a 1-acre plot of land, she said. Everyone brought a dish on for a big holiday dinner that was followed by opening presents, she said. The family had been in their new home for little more than one week by Christmas Day. They were still unpacking when the holiday began, but had al-
ready begun to make it their own. “We have been filling the house with our own furniture, and putting our own decorations on the walls,” Crystal Stonecipher said. “That was an important part for me.” The move-in date was later than the family had originally hoped for, Crystal Stonecipher said. Her best advice to the next family approved to receive a Habitat for Humanity house is that they should be patient, she said. “Things can go wrong,” she said. On the other hand, unpredictable events can occasionally work out in favor of the project. Since it was such a mild winter, and the snow held out until late in the season, construction was able to continue later in the year than usual. Installing the roof was the important part, and once that was on the interior could be worked on no matter what the weather, she said. Nathon Stonecipher accomplished the majority of the labor on the home, along with a few close family friends, she said. Finding enough volunteers to help speed the process was a challenge, she said. Nathon Stonecipher said any family looking to receive a house through Habitat for Humanity should be as organized as possible throughout the entire process.
See HOME, page A-9
Court rules bison can roam on Kodiak ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The buffalo can roam freely again on Kodiak Island. The state Board of Game had previously decided that free-ranging bison were considered “feral” when the animals strayed from state or federal lands. Then in 2007 the board authorized a hunt of escaped bison on Kodiak. But the late rancher Charles Dorman, who raised bison that were prone to roam on Kodiak Island, sued to stop the hunt. Dorman originally lost, but the state Supreme Court overturned a lower-court ruling against him Friday.
The court said the board was wrong when it deemed the bison feral. Bison ranching on Kodiak is a relatively recent development in the centuries-long history of livestock rearing on the island. Russians brought the first cattle to Kodiak in the late 1700s, but ranchers lost dozens each year to the island’s hungry, gargantuan bears. Then in the 1990s, the ranchers turned to bison as an alternative, according to Larry Van Daele, a regional supervisor for the state Department of Fish and Game. There was one problem: “Bison are not just bear-resistant,
they’re fence-resistant,” Van Daele said. Dorman’s state grazing leases included tidal flats, which couldn’t be fenced. Sometimes as many as 150 of the bison would roam off the lease — allegedly destroying wetlands, and stoking fears that they could wander onto a nearby wildlife refuge or infect deer with communicable diseases. Then the proposal came along to allow the public to hunt the “feral, free ranging bison.” After “lengthy deliberations,” according to the Supreme Court decision, the board changed a state rule so that any bison wandering off
a state or federal grazing lease was deemed feral. It gave the two Kodiak bison ranchers a two-year grace period to retrieve their animals. When the Department of Fish and Game prepared to authorize the hunt in early 2010, Dorman filed suit. But the lower court hadn’t properly considered that it was clear the bison to be hunted belonged to ranchers, the Supreme Court said. The rancher Charles Dorman died five months ago at age 78. “It’s sort of bittersweet,” said Tom Meacham, Dorman’s attorney. “He is not around to savor the victory.”
WSU studies green winter road technology NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS Associated Press
SPOKANE, Wash. — Researchers at Washington State University are working on environmentally friendly ways that use less salt to reduce snow and ice on roads. Their work comes amid growing concerns about the impact of salt and chemical deicers on the environment, said Xianming Shi, WSU associate professor in civil and environmental engineering. “We are kind of salt addicted ... as it’s been so cheap and convenient for the last 50 years,” said Shi, who is assistant director of the new Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates. It studies cold climate road ecology, a field of study which
AP Photo/The Herald, Kevin Nortz
In this March 9, 2009 file photo, freeway traffic slows to a crawl along I-5 northbound near Everett, Wash. Many of the chemicals spread on highways to help winter drivers can damage the environment.
includes green snow and ice between WSU, the University control. Funded by the U.S. De- of Alaska-Fairbanks and Monpartment of Transportation, the tana State University. center is a collaborative effort Roadways made slippery by C
snow and ice are a big problem in the northern United States. According to The Salt Institute in Alexandria, Virginia, about 17 million tons of deicing salt is applied to roadways in the U.S. each year. Every winter, more than 116,000 Americans are injured and some 1,300 are killed as a result of pavement that is covered in snow, slush or ice, according to the institute. Road salt reduces crashes by 88 to 93 percent, the institute said. Morton Satin of The Salt Institute said salt will continue to be spread on roads for a long time. The institute has worked for years on developing methods to reduce the amount of road salt that gets into the environment, Satin said. See SALT, page A-9
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — With oil prices dropping, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has halted new spending on six high-profile projects, pending further review. Walker issued an order Friday putting the new spending on hold. He cited the state’s $3.5 billion budget deficit, which has increased as oil prices have dropped sharply. With oil prices now around a five-year low, officials in Alaska and about a half-dozen other states already have begun paring back projections for a continued gusher of revenues. Spending cuts have started in some places, and more could be necessary if oil prices stay at lower levels. How well the oil-rich states survive the downturn may hinge on how much they saved during the good times, and how much they depend on oil revenues. Some states, such as Texas, have diversified their economies since oil prices crashed in the mid-1980s. Others, such as Alaska, remain heavily dependent on oil and will have to tap into sizeable savings to get by. The projects Walker halted spending on include a small-diameter gas pipeline from the North Slope. The other projects are the Kodiak rocket launch complex, the Knik Arm bridge, the Susitna-Watana hydroelectric dam, Juneau access road and the Ambler road. “The state’s fiscal situation demands a critical look and people should be prepared for several of these projects to be delayed and/ or stopped,” Walker’s budget director Pat Pitney said in an email. According to Walker’s order, the hold on spending is pending further review. The administration intends to decide on project priorities near the start of Alaska’s legislative session Jan. 20, and no later than a Feb. 18 legal budgeting deadline, Pitney said. State lawmakers have final authority to decide whether the projects should continue to be funded, Pitney said. Contractually required spending and employee salaries will continue. Walker’s order asks each agency working on the projects to stop hiring new employees, signing new contracts and committing any new funding from other sources, including the federal government. The action follows a letter sent Tuesday by the state Legislature’s Republican leadership, who urged the governor to immediately cut spending levels in light of the budget crunch. The state’s savings is protected at about $9.6 billion by the end of the 2015 fiscal year next June. See FUNDS, page A-9
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Iran tests suicide drone in drill ALI AKBAR DAREINI Associated Press
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s army said Saturday it has deployed a suicide drone for the first time in massive ongoing military drills near the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Persian Gulf. Gen. Ahmad Reza Pourdastan, the army’s chief commander of ground forces, described the unmanned aircraft as a “mobile bomb,” according to state media, which said the aerial device is designed to strike air, ground and naval targets. He did not provide the name of the drone. The conservative Kayhan daily referred to it as the Yasir, while an online news website called it the Raad. Officials could not be reached for comment. The Yasir drone, first unveiled last year, can fly for up to 10 hours and carry out 360-degree imaging, officials said at the time. Western military analysts say the Yasir is a modified version of the American ScanEagle drone. Iran said in December 2012 that it had seized at least three Boeing-designed ScanEagle drones after they allegedly violated its airspace over the Persian Gulf. Iran is believed to have produced its own remotely piloted suicide drone, the Raad-85, which is designed to crash into targets and set off its warhead. The six-day military exercise is being carried out over 527,000 square kilometers (850,000 square miles) near the Strait of Hormuz, a narrow waterway through which onefifth of the world’s oil supply passes. Iran frequently touts advances in its homegrown aerospace industries. It says its most advanced drone, the Shahed-129, can reach much of the Middle East, including Israel. The drone is said to have a range of 1,700 kilometers (1,050 miles) and a 24-hour flight capability, and can carry eight bombs or missiles capable of hitting both stationary and moving targets. C
AP Photo/Jamejam Online, Chavosh Homavandi
In this picture released by Jamejam Online on Thursday, an Iranian made drone is launched during a military drill in Jask port, southern Iran. Iran’s national army has begun a massive military drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Persian Gulf, state TV reported on Thursday.
Peninsula Clarion, Monday, December 29, 2014
Around the Peninsula
Obituary Jesse Cole Martin
Soldotna Library upcoming events
Jesse Cole Martin, 31, of Nikiski passed away December 20, 2014. It was too soon to go. Jesse loved small spaces and all things small. He always wanted to travel back in time when life was simple and family was always around for each other; he would have flourished. We know he has returned to the ground and is asleep (Psalms 146:4) we look forward to seeing him again (Acts 24:15). He was preceded in death by his father Stephen Martin. He is survived by his mother Catherine Harvey; step father, Robert Harvey; brother, Cody Martin and wife, Logan; sister, Stephanie Pereault and husband, Eric; sister, Angela Segura; grandparents, Don and Linda Brown and many nieces and nephews. A private family service will be held at a future date.
For children: n Toddler Story Time (18 Months-PreK) on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., in the Children’s Area. n Bouncing Babies Story Time (Birth-18 Months) on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., in the Community Room. n Family Story Time (PreK and Up) on Thursdays at 6 p.m., in the Children’s Area. n LEGO Club (Ages 6 & Up) on Tuesdays at 4 p.m., in the Community Room. For Teens: n Teens @ the Library, every Wednesday in January, at 4 p.m., in the Community Room. n Twelfth Night on, Jan. 7 at 4 p.m., in the Community Room. n Lego Free Time on Jan. 14, at 4 p.m., in the Community Room. For Adults n Stress Relief QiGong Practice, Tuesdays, 1—2:30 p.m., in the Community Room. Enjoy meditation to restore balance to the entire body. Easy and fun exercises. No previous experience or level of physical ability necessary. Parents and children are welcome. n Handy-Crafters (Knit, Crochet, Embroidery, Cross-Stich, and More!)on Jan. 5 at 10:15 a.m., by the Fireplace. All levels of expertise welcome. n Outside The Box Book Club (Book Club For Adults) on Jan. 10 , at 4 p.m., in the Community Room January is National Hobby Month! We’ll be reading the book “WHOAREYOU PEOPLE?: A Personal Journey into the Heart of Fanatical Passion in America.”
Morgan J. Burdick Morgan J. Burdick, of Soldotna, passed away on Dec. 25, 2014. Services will be 1:00pm, December 31, 2014 at the Church of God in Soldotna.
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 11:30 a.m. • Women’s Cancer Support Group at Soldotna Bible Chapel, 300 W. Marydale. Call 953-9343. 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. C
• 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.
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that conclusion, because the jury is supposed to consider every specific alleged act and unanimously agree on whether it qualifies as sexual assault. At Jackson’s trial, the defense and prosecution didn’t object to the process, and the court didn’t catch the error. Court records suggest that Jackson and a woman he knew went to a bar in March 2009 and had several drinks, eventually returning together to his trailer. The next morning, Jackson got angry about misplaced money and started breaking furniture, according to court records. The victim testified that Jackson then flew off the couch and held her down with
Kenai Water and Soil hosts board meeting The monthly meeting of the Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District’s Board of Supervisors will be held Wednesday, Jan. 7, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the District office located at 110 Trading Bay, Suite 140. For information, call 283-8732 x5.
Kenai mayor hosts First Saturday coffee Join Kenai Mayor Pat Porter for coffee and pastries on Jan. 3 from 9-10:30 a.m., downstairs at Kenai City Hall to address your ideas and concerns in a very informal setting. For more information contact the City Clerk at 283-8247
Central Peninsula AC to hold elections The Central Peninsula Fish & Game Advisory Committee will hold an election meeting on Jan. 14 at the Ninilchik School Library at 7 p.m. The agenda will also include preparation of comments on the Southcentral Region Board of Game proposals and any other business that may properly come before the committee. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information contact David Martin at 567-3306.
Hospice to hold wine tasting event Hospice of the Central Peninsula will be presenting its Winter Wine Taste Event on Feb. 14 at the Fireweed Fellowship Hall at the Catholic Church in Soldotna at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Jan. 5 at 10 a.m. at the Hospice office. The evening of the event or would like to donate an item for the auctions, contact Hospice. Call Mary Green at 398-1600.The evening will be filled with many gourmet appetizers and dessert along with paired wines for each course.
Archery training for home-schoolers offered
Learn fly tying with Trout Unlimited
Join certified archery instructor Greg Brush for a free “Archery for the Homeschooler!” open house on Monday at 4:30 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Academy gym on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Cookies and punch will be served as visitors check out the bows, targets and approved indoor range. There will be a question and answer session regarding what to expect and how to enroll in his up-coming three week, hands-on Introductory Archery course for boys and girls grades six-twelve that are enrolled in the Connections and IDEA homeschool programs. For more information, call Greg Brush at 252-3913 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kenai Peninsula Trout Unlimited’s popular “Tie One On” continues its winter season, with the next event to be held Jan. 6, at Kenai’s Main Street Tap & Grill from 6-7:30 p.m. Free fly tying instruction. Tyers of all ability levels, from brand new to advanced, and all ages are welcome; need not be a KPTU member to participate. Come enjoy a relaxing evening, and benefit from some free fly tying instruction from local experts.
Beginners freestyle wrestling clinic offered Nikiski Freestyle Wrestling will be hosting a beginners wrestling clinic on Jan. 17 at the Nikiski Community Center from 10 to noon. Cost is $10/wrestler. The clinic is designed as an introduction to the sport of wrestling for Pre-K thru 2nd grade. Both boys and girls are welcome. If you do not have wrestling shoes, plan on having your child wrestle in a clean pair of socks.
Kenai Historical Society to meet on birds The Kenai Historical Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at the Kenai Visitors Center. Guest speaker Ken Tarbox will give a presentation on birding on the Kenai Peninsula. Visitors and new members are welcome. For more information, call June at 283-1946.
Rape conviction tossed over bad jury instructions ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man convicted of rape will face a new trial after his conviction was thrown out of court because of bad jury instructions. Wilburn Dean Jackson, 50, was convicted of first-degree sexual assault and fourthdegree physical assault for a 2009 incident in Sitka. But the Court of Appeals ruled that he will face a new trial, because the Superior Court didn’t properly instruct the jury about the need for unanimity. The jury had unanimously agreed the incident qualified as rape. But the appellate court says they weren’t properly instructed on how to arrive at
his body, and then perpetrated a series of acts that qualify as sexual assault, according to court records. The question prosecutors face now is whether to charge Jackson with a single charge of sexual assault or multiple counts, Deputy Attorney General Rick Svobodny said. “He may be facing more time in the end,” Svobodny said. Jackson will be remanded to the trial court within 10 days, when a new trial date and bail conditions will be set. He remains in custody. Jackson could not immediately be reached for comment after a phone call by the Associated Press to Goose Creek Correctional Facility.
Changes in store at the Kenai legislative info office Greetings from sunny Kenai. Outside the moderate temperatures don’t indicate that January is fast approaching, but inside the LIO we are readying for a new session. The movers will be here soon to facilitate the annual legislative migration to Juneau.
Nikiski Pool sets holiday schedule Nikiski Pool and the Nikiski Community Recreation Center facilities will be closed Dec. 24-25, and January 1. During Christmas Break, Dec. 19 – Jan. 4, the Nikiski Pool will be open for swimming Tuesday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. and 6-8p.m., waterslide at 1 p.m.; Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m., waterslide all day; Saturday and Sunday 1-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m., waterslide all day. The pool is closed on Mondays. Call 776-8800 for more information.
Way Out Women ready to ride The Way Out Women snowmachine fundraising event is scheduled for Feb. 28, 2015. The $100 entry fee will include 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 back to your community. All funds raised by the ride go directly to assist cancer patients. The Central Peninsula Health Foundation will be administering funds; their office is located at Central Peninsula Hospital. If you are interested in helping out contact Kathy Lopeman at email@example.com.
The 29th Legislative session begins January 20th with lots of new faces and even a new update for the Legislature’s website and BASIS (Bill Action Status Inquiry System). Check out the new look at http://akleg. gov/index.php The new format should make it easier for you to access all the information via tabs at the top. Note that access to the 28th Legislature is still available via the “Of Interest” column on the right side of the page. The function of BASIS will not change, you can still track bills via action dates, sponsors or subject, see committee memberships and scheduled hearings.
New this session is the “Past Members” lists via the Senate and House links. No more having to locate the paper roster to look them up, pretty handy. Those of you who manage your own bill tracking files can find them under “Tools” via the Bills and Laws link. Check out the Kenai LIO site via the Information Offices link. Be aware that Kenai can usually add on to a committee hearing so please contact us if you’d like to attend one not listed on our site. The Legislative Information Office is located at 145 Main Street Loop # 217, in Kenai. Call 907-283-2030 for more information.
A-4 Peninsula Clarion, Monday, December 29, 2014
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What is the cost of enjoying nature’s beauty? How much would you pay to see the Grand Canyon? Would you pay $5 to see Niagra Falls in person? In our backyard is Mendenhall Glacier, one of the world’s marvels. If it doesn’t appear marvelous, it’s only because we see it so often. The cliché says “familiarity breeds contempt.” The more you’re around something, the more you take it for granted and the less marvelous it becomes. Just ask John Neary, the director of the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, for evidence. He’s heard an earful since he announced that the visitor center is planning to raise its visitor fee. Though we might not like it, we have to agree — the fee should be raised. Mendenhall Glacier is a Juneau treasure, one of the most popular destinations for visitors and residents alike. It deserves to be protected, even when Congress fails to provide the funding such a valuable location deserves. Since 2013, the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center budget has been cut in half, from $216,000 to $102,000. Neary has proposed a $5 fee to be collected outside the center, mostly from the visitors who ride buses there each summer. There won’t be a fee between Oct. 1 and April 30, and there won’t be any fee at all for most trails. The Nugget Falls Trail leading to the waterfall and the East and West Glacier trails will still be free. Proceeds won’t disappear — they’ll be put toward projects in and around the center. Fish habitat will be restored at Steep Creek and the center will take steps toward becoming a place for climate change education. Neary said 90 percent of earnings will go to the visitor center, and about 95 percent of fees collected are expected to come from tourists. The price impact to locals will be relatively minor. We enjoy visiting Mendenhall Lake, glacier, Nugget Falls and the complex of trails that surround the visitor center. With climate change eroding Mendenhall Glacier year by year, we only have a few more decades to enjoy it as it exists today. We trust that money raised by this fee will help all of Juneau, and the hundreds of thousands of tourists who visit the glacier each year, continue to enjoy the Mendenhall area as long as possible. —Juneau Empire Dec. 17
Classic Doonesbury, 1979
By GARRY TRUDEAU
This column originally ran in 2010.
Suppose what some call the “Christmas story” is true -- all of it, from the angels, to the shepherds, to the virgin birth, to God taking on human flesh. By this, I don’t mean to suggest it is true only for those who believe it to be true, but what if it is objectively true, no matter what the deniers say? What difference would it make? Should it make any difference? The narrative and the quotations written by the physician named Luke and by John, the closest disciple of Jesus of Nazareth, are unique and exclusive. The genealogical line of Jesus compiled by Matthew the tax collector is impressive and compelling. The words spoken by Jesus and recorded by these men are phenomenal. They expose the inner darkness of Man, offering a roadmap out, while also revealing the light of God, offering directions into His presence. The information provided by witnesses to these events are either true, or not. The claims leave no room for middle ground, despite what some “theologians” claim. If they are not true, one must conclude “the greatest story ever told” was the result of the greatest conspiracy in history from which not a single “conspirator” later recanted. The One who spoke such heartwarming
words, as C.S. Lewis has noted, was either a liar, a fool, or he told the truth. There are no other options. The“conspiracy” would have to have stretched over thousands of years, from the time of Cal Thomas the Prophets to the modern era when millions continue to claim their lives have been transformed by this carpenter with no formal training, no college degree and no influence with the reigning religious and secular authorities of His day. Among other things skeptics have to contend with is why would so many people claim the story is true, including what would occur at the end of Jesus’ life on Earth, when they had nothing to gain in this life by promoting a lie? In fact, they invited persecution from the religious authorities, along with imprisonment and death from the Roman rulers, who treated any perceived or actual challenge to Caesar as a capital offense. Of course the story is fantastic. But who would want to follow a God that can be defined and understood by human logic? Such a God would not be worth knowing because He would be created in our image. I suspect even those who don’t believe the
story secretly wish it were true. Who, or what else, offers the hope, cleansing and purpose for this life -- as well as eternal life -- like that presented by this child-man-God? In an age when love means lust and is too often conditional, this story offers a love that is personal, redemptive and unconditional. Christmas is the great story of God becoming human in order that humans might dwell with Him. It is about the helper helping those who cannot help themselves no matter how hard they try. It is a gift better than anything the fictional Santa Claus could give. And it is a gift that keeps on giving into eternity, never losing its value, unlike stock portfolios. Come on, what have you got to lose -- only everything -- by considering this greatest of all stories? Maybe you believed the story as a child, but with maturity came skepticism and later unbelief. Try reading it again as an adult. It truly is the ultimate gift and it has your (and my) name on it. It fits all who try it on and has the additional benefit of having been paid for by someone else. This gift never wears out. Once accepted, it so satisfies that people rarely return it. For what could it be exchanged? Can anyone name a better gift that has produced more positive and welcome results around the world for more than 2,000 years?
Clinton economic approach under scrutiny KEN THOMAS Associated Press
WASHINGTON — If Hillary Rodham Clinton seeks the White House again, her message on the economy could be an important barometer as she courts fellow Democrats. Members of her party are watching closely how the former secretary of state outlines steps to address income inequality and economic anxieties for middle-class families. Some members of the party’s liberal wing remain wary of Clinton’s ties to Wall Street, six-figure speaking fees and protective bubble. Clinton is widely expected to announce a presidential campaign next year and remains the prohibitive favorite to succeed President Barack Obama as the party’s nominee in 2016. But how she navigates a party animated by economic populism, an approach personified by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, could represent one of her biggest hurdles. Democrats bruised from GOP gains in the 2014 elections are pushing for big policy changes — raising the minimum wage and pay equity, for example — that favor the declining middle class. “We don’t win when we play small-ball and calibrate. Why not try to be bold?” said Anna Galland of MoveOn.org, which launched a draft campaign to lure Warren into the race. Warren says she’s not running for president, but her confrontational approach on Wall Street and reducing the gap between the rich and poor has generated a loyal following. She showcased this posture during December’s “lame duck” session of Congress, when she led the charge against a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill — ultimately signed by Obama — that repealed part of the Dodd-Frank financial law and loosened contribution caps for some political donors. Clinton has yet to comment on the spending plan. During the fall elections, Clinton often pointed to the broad prosperity during her husband’s administration and advocated for policies to raise the minimum wage, C
address pay equity for women and provide paid leave for new mothers. In a nod to liberals, Clinton has voiced concerns about the concentration of wealth, pointing to the rise in income and wealth to the top 0.01 percent of the population. “Some are calling it a throwback to the ‘Gilded Age’ of the robber barons,” Clinton said in May. Clinton also has stumbled on the economy. At a fall event, she drew criticism from Republicans when she said “don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.” She quickly cleaned up those comments, arguing that trickle-down economics had failed. Her supporters point to her 2008 primary campaign, when she scored wins in Ohio and Pennsylvania, as an indicator of how she could connect with workingclass families. They also downplay the differences between her and Warren on the economy. “I think the debate is not going to be about big major fundamental directions for the economy. The disagreement will be how to get there,” said former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, who has backed Clinton. Clinton could have more opportunities to connect with — or alienate — liberals in 2015. One moment could come on the nomination of Lazard investment banker Antonio Weiss to lead a Treasury Department office overseeing domestic finance. Weiss, Warren contends, would represent a long line of Wall Street executives who are part of the revolving door between Washington and the financial markets. Clinton has not yet spoken publicly about Weiss’ nomination. She remains a favorite of Wall Street from her time representing New York in the Senate. At a recent conference sponsored by the New York Times’ DealBook, Goldman Sachs chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein said he had “always been a fan of Hillary Clinton” and argued it was important for political leaders to have relationships with key institutions. “I certainly don’t think it’s a virtue to declare a big seg-
ment of the economy off limits,” he said. Promoting economic growth and wages will also be on the calendar. The AFL-CIO has invited Warren to deliver the keynote address at its national summit on wages in early January, giving her a plum appearance before labor leaders. About a week later, the Center for American Progress, which was founded by ex-Clinton administration officials, will release a report offering ways to spur middle-class growth, ideas that might guide Clinton’s agenda. The panel is co-chaired by Lawrence Summers, a former Treasury secretary under Bill Clinton. Tad Devine, an adviser to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is considering a 2016 presidential campaign, noted that Bill Clinton campaigned in 1992 as a different kind of Democrat willing to reform welfare and appeal to centrists. This time, he said, Hillary Clinton will need to make a decision of how she will position herself on the economy.
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Police boss: Less rhetoric, more dialogue needed JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press
NEW YORK — A day after the funeral of one of two police officers gunned down in their patrol car, the city’s police commissioner called Sunday for a “lot less rhetoric and a lot more dialogue” to defuse the tension between police officers and the population they protect. Speaking on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Commissioner William Bratton said the “pent-up frustrations” that have caused people to take to the streets in recent weeks go far beyond policing policies across the nation. “This is about the continuing poverty rates, the continuing growing disparity between the wealthy and the poor. It’s still about unemployment issues. There are so many national issues that have to be addressed that it isn’t just policing, as I think we all well know,” he said. Bratton said rank-and-file officers and much of America’s police leadership feels under attack, including “from the federal government at the highest levels.” He urged: “See us. See the police. See why they have the anxieties and the perceptions
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Police officers hold hands in prayer during the funeral service of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos in the Glendale section of Queens, Saturday in New York. Ramos and his partner, officer Wenjian Liu, were killed Dec. 20 as they sat in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street. The shooter, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, later killed himself.
they have.” Bratton also appeared on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” where he defended Mayor Bill de Blasio, saying it was wrong for hundreds of police officers to turn their backs to a video monitor outside a Queens church as de Blasio spoke at
the funeral of Officer Rafael Ramos. “I certainly don’t support that action,” he said. “That funeral was held to honor Officer Ramos. And to bring politics, to bring issues into that event, I think, was very inappropriate.”
He acknowledged, though, that the morale of officers is low and said their actions “unfortunately” reflected the feelings of some toward the mayor. Some police officers blame de Blasio for creating an atmosphere of negativity toward the New York Police Department in the city
after a grand jury declined to charge an officer in the police chokehold death of Eric Garner on Staten Island. The gesture at Ramos’ funeral came amid contentious contract negotiations with the city. The rank-and-file police union did not claim credit for the symbolic protest, and its head, Patrick Lynch, repeatedly dodged reporters’ attempts to ask about it after Ramos’ funeral. It was not clear if officers planned to turn their backs on de Blasio again at the funeral for Ramos’ partner. Arrangements for that service have not yet been announced. The silent protest was a continuation of the defiance shown at a hospital after the officers’ slayings on Dec. 20, when Lynch and others turned their backs on de Blasio. Lynch said the mayor had “blood on his hands.” Bratton said de Blasio was “totally supportive” of officers and had contributed hundreds of millions of dollars outside the department’s budget this year, much of it focused on officer safety enhancements. After Bratton, former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani told the CBS program that it was wrong for officers to turn their backs on de Blasio or to try to blame him
for officers’ deaths. But he also said de Blasio should apologize to the police department because he “created an impression with the police that he was on the side of the protesters.” “Say you’re sorry,” Giuliani urged. De Blasio stayed out of sight Sunday, staging no public events and continuing to let Bratton hold center stage in the week since the double murder. The five city police unions will meet with Bratton this week. Ramos and his partner, Wenjian Liu, were shot to death as they sat in their patrol car in daylight. After the officers’ deaths, the gunman, Ismaaiyl Brinsley killed himself. Police said he was troubled and had shot and wounded an ex-girlfriend in Baltimore earlier that day. In online posts shortly before the attack, Brinsley referenced the killings of two black men by white police officers. Bratton said the department had recently investigated more than 50 reports of threats against officers, closing out over half of them with nine arrests, and had warned officers to be alert to potential dangers. More than 20,000 officers attended Ramos’ funeral, along with Vice President Joe Biden.
An old plant, tainted land, and worried homeowners By MITCH WEISS and MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Developer Richard Green had nearly everything in place to build upscale homes on the heavily polluted land next to an old electronic components plant in the mountains outside Asheville. All he needed was a permit. So when the local board of adjustment asked whether the site had hazardous materials, Green said there was only a slight level of the cancer-causing industrial solvent trichloroethylene, or TCE, below the factory. He then said he had a letter from state environmental regulators saying they were OK with the construction plans. They say they weren’t. Another developer, Stanley Greenberg, told the board that federal environmental regulators also had given a green light to build. They say they hadn’t. By the time of that August 1997 meeting, Greenberg and the partners had known about the contamination at the plant for a decade and were preparing to sell much of the land to Green for development of a project called Southside Village, according to an Associated Press review of documents
that reveal how a subdivision came to be built next door to what is now a Superfund site. Two years ago, the EPA named the 9 acres beneath and immediately around the former CTS Corp. factory among the nation’s worst abandoned hazardous waste sites. “Who’s going to buy property ... next to a Superfund site?” said Judy Selz, who did purchase 3 acres in Southside Village in 2006 — six years before the Superfund designation — and is one of dozens of land and homeowners worried now about whether it’s safe to live there. The nightmare scenario for Southside Village residents is already playing out for about a dozen residents of Skyland, a neighborhood of older homes on the other side of the old plant. This summer, the EPA urged three families to abandon their homes, citing unsafe levels of TCE. The agency declared it safe enough for them to return in mid-November after contractors set up a vacuum-like device to catch chemical vapors rising from a spring. Regulators with the Environmental Protection Agency and the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources recently told the AP they had no idea about the planned development when
Green and Greenberg were seeking the county board’s permission to build. Both agencies said the extensive archival searches they conducted in response to the AP’s public records requests turned up no documents supporting Green’s and Greenberg’s claims about having letters from regulators promising not to intervene on the property that would become Southside Village. The Buncombe County Board of Adjustment approved the project without asking to see any documentation verifying those claims, according to the minutes of that meeting and interviews. Paperwork for Greenberg’s 1987 purchase of the property included a report documenting elevated levels of TCE and other contaminants in the ground. And a follow-up study in 1991 found TCE and other chemicals in a stream in an area that is now part of Southside Village, according to the AP’s review. Reached twice by phone earlier this year, Greenberg declined to comment, as did executives at CTS, based in Elkhart, Indiana. According to the minutes of the 1997 meeting, Greenberg told the board the EPA had issued a “no action” letter for the CTS property, meaning the agency didn’t plan any enforce-
ment against its owners. But the EPA had a policy dating to 1984 of forbidding such letters, precisely because they could interfere with later enforcement. In an email to the AP on Tuesday, Greenberg’s attorney, Philip Anderson, didn’t dispute the details contained in the meeting minutes. He said that the federal agency recommended “no further action status” after the 1991 environmental study. The study itself, however, and related documents show only that the EPA granted the site “no further remedial action” status, which would have meant merely that there were no immediate plans for additional cleanup — not that the site was no longer contaminated. For his part, Green told the board he had a no action letter from state environmental regulators. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources not only found no such letter in its archives, but in fact found memos denying Greenberg’s request for just such a letter, on the grounds that the property was still contaminated. Answering the door at his luxury home high near Asheville, Green — who now has another company that builds homes it bills as environmentally friendly — de-
clined to comment when confronted with the details of the board meeting and the development that sprang from it, including why his company never disclosed the contamination to prospective homebuyers in Southside Village. “What do you want me to say?” he asked, before stepping back inside. The CTS plant manufactured electronic parts for cars and hearing aids; workers had handled toxic chemicals, including
TCE. Exposure to high levels of the cleaning solvent can cause liver and lung damage and even death, according to the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry. The EPA says a complete cleanup of the CTS site won’t begin until 2016 — 30 years after the company closed its factory. “I wish it went faster,” agency spokeswoman Samantha Urquhart-Foster said, “but it’s a slow process.”
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Around the Nation US, NATO hold ceremony to mark end of the Afghanistan war, but insurgency rages on KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The war in Afghanistan, fought for 13 bloody years and still raging, came to a formal end Sunday with a quiet flag-lowering ceremony in Kabul that marked the transition of the fighting from U.S.-led combat troops to the country’s own security forces. In front of a small, hand-picked audience at the headquarters of the NATO mission, the green-and-white flag of the International Security Assistance Force was ceremonially rolled up and sheathed, and the flag of the new international mission called Resolute Support was hoisted. U.S. Gen. John Campbell, commander of ISAF, commemorated the 3,500 international soldiers killed on Afghan battlefields and praised the country’s army for giving him confidence that they are able to take on the fight alone. “Resolute Support will serve as the bedrock of an enduring partnership” between NATO and Afghanistan, Campbell told an audience of Afghan and international military officers and officials, as well as diplomats and journalists.
Decades in the making, violence, neglect at Rikers could take as long to overcome NEW YORK (AP) — Victor Woods shook uncontrollably, his body wracked by convulsions, as fellow inmates held him in their arms and shouted for help. Amid the chaos inside a Rikers Island dormitory, surveillance video showed a lone figure of relative calm: a guard watching it all unfold as he sipped a cup of coffee. “I’m not touching him,” the guard was quoted by inmates as saying. Within hours, Woods, a 53-year-old unemployed tunnel worker who had been arrested a week before on heroin possession charges, was dead. What exactly killed him remains under investigation, as are inmate claims that guards and medical workers took up to 20 minutes to start helping him. Woods was the seventh inmate to die in 2014 at Rikers, a sprawling complex of lockups built on an old waste dump near LaGuardia Airport where this year startling disclosures of guard misconduct, inmate beatings and the gruesome deaths of inmate after inmate have slipped from behind the barbed wire.
Ebola in West Africa has hampered fight against malaria, which is killing thousands GUECKEDOU, Guinea (AP) — West Africa’s fight to contain Ebola has hampered the campaign against malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that is claiming many thousands more lives than the dreaded virus. In Gueckedou, near the village where Ebola first started killing people in Guinea’s tropical southern forests a year ago, doctors say they have had to stop pricking fingers to do blood tests for malaria. Guinea’s drop in reported malaria cases this year by as much as 40 percent is not good news, said Dr. Bernard Nahlen, deputy director of the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative. He said the decrease is likely because people are too scared to go to health facilities and are not getting treated for malaria. “It would be a major failure on the part of everybody involved to have a lot of people die from malaria in the midst of the Ebola epidemic,” he said in a telephone interview. “I would be surprised if there were not an increase in unnecessary malaria deaths in the midst of all this, and a lot of those will be young children.” Figures are always estimates in Guinea, where half the 12 million people have no access to health centers and die uncounted. Some 15,000 Guineans died from malaria last year, 14,000 of them children under five, according to Nets for Life Africa, a New York-based charity dedicated to providing insecticide-treated mosquito nets to put over beds. In comparison, about 1,600 people in Guinea have died from Ebola, according to statistics from the World Health Organization.
Republicans raise a bigger tent to face minority challenge ahead of presidential race WASHINGTON (AP) — The faces of the Republican Party’s most ambitious members are changing. Long criticized as the party of old white men, the GOP’s next class of presidential contenders may include two Hispanic senators, an Indian-American governor, a female business leader and an African-American neurosurgeon. In a group that could exceed a dozen Republican White House prospects, all but a few are in their 40s or 50s, while one of the oldest white men is a fluent Spanish speaker whose wife is a native Mexican. The diverse group is a point of pride for those Republicans who have long pushed for a welcoming “big tent” party. “This is a diverse nation, and we need to be a diverse party,” said Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive and only Republican woman openly weighing a 2016 bid. “That doesn’t mean we sacrifice our principles, but it means we need to look like and understand and empathize with the nation.” Republican strategists hope that a more diverse slate of candidates will help appeal to a growing minority population that has given Democrats a decided advantage in the last two presidential contests.
‘Hobbit,’ ‘Unbroken’ and ‘Into the Woods’ lead; ‘The Interview’ boasts big VOD sales LOS ANGELES (AP) — Audiences had their pick of genres during the Christmas weekend, but despite a host of fresh arrivals, splashy holiday fare like “Unbroken” and “Into the Woods” proved no match for “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.” “The Interview,” meanwhile, wowed with $15 million from its over 2 million online rentals and purchases. The final installment in Peter Jackson’s trilogy marched to the top spot once again with an estimated $41.4 million take across the weekend ($54.5 including Christmas day earnings), according to studio estimates Sunday. Universal’s World War II epic “Unbroken” took second place with $31.7 million from the weekend, bringing its domestic total to $47.3 million from its first four days in theaters. “We’re all thrilled,” Nikki Rocco, Universal’s president of domestic distribution said of the Angelina Jolie-directed drama. “It’s a testament to how great this movie is. I’m so happy that America found out about it.” -The Associated Press
Hundreds stranded in ferry disaster DEMETRIS NELLAS and FRANCES D’EMILIO Associated Press
ATHENS, Greece — Hundreds of passengers and crew endured a second night of smoke, frigid temperatures and gale-force winds as they waited to be evacuated from a burning ferry adrift early Monday in rough seas between Italy and Albania. At least one person died and two were injured in the risky rescue operation. The Italian coast guard said 201 of the 478 people on the ferry, sailing from the Greek port of Patras to Ancona in Italy, had been evacuated by early Monday. Most were airlifted by helicopter to other merchant vessels sailing nearby, though a few were flown to hospitals in southern Italy to be treated for hypothermia. “It will be a very difficult night. A night in which we hope we will be able to rescue all on board,” Greek Merchant Marine Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis said in Athens. He said 10 merchant ships were in the area assisting rescue efforts, and that those who had already taken on dozens of passengers from the stricken ferry would remain in the area until the operation was over. Only then would it be determined where they would go, Varvitsiotis said. Nevertheless, officials in the Adriatic port of Bari were preparing for the first large group to arrive early Monday — some 49 people. They were initially expected in Brindisi down the coast, but rough seas forced a change of plans, officials said. The fire broke out before dawn Sunday on a car deck of the Italian-flagged Norman Atlantic, carrying 422 passengers and 56 crew members. Passengers huddled on the vessel’s upper decks, pelted by rain and hail and struggling to breathe through the thick smoke, passengers told Greek media by phone. “We are outside, we are very cold, the ship is full of smoke,” passenger Giorgos Stiliaras told Greek Mega TV. He recalled people being
awakened by “the smell of burning plastic” and that the heat from the fire felt like the floors were “boiling.” The president of the Brindisi Port Authority, Hercules Haralambides, said the passengers were still out on deck after midnight, but that blankets had been provided by rescue crews from the Brindisi-based St. George navy ship, which was leading the rescue. The ferry was last inspected by the Patras Port Authority on Dec. 19 and six “deficiencies” were found, but none were so grave as to keep it in port, according to the report on the European Maritime Safety Agency’s website. The deficiencies involved a “malfunctioning” fire door as well as “missing” emergency lighting and batteries and defective “watertight doors.” The ship manufacturer, Carlo Visentini, was quoted by the ANSA news agency as saying that only one of the 160 fireproof doors was found to be problematic in the inspection and that it was located above the fire zone. Visentini said the problem was fixed immediately to the satisfaction of the inspectors. Italy and Greece sent navy and coast guard vessels and helicopters to the extensive rescue operation, while nearby merchant ships lined up to form a barrier to protect the ferry from towering waves. As darkness fell, Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti said rescue operations would continue through the night. The Italian Coast Guard, which was coordinating the rescue operation, said those flames visible from the outside of the ship had been extinguished by about 8:30 pm (1930 GMT), about 16 hours after the blaze began. But the ferry was still enveloped in dense smoke, which the Coast Guard probably said was being fueled by some hotspots inside the ship. An Italian Air Force helicopter pilot said smoke was invading the helicopter cabin, making rescue even more challenging. “With the wind, smoke en-
AP Photo/Italian Navy
In this image released by the Italian Navy, smoke billows from the Italian-flagged ferry Norman Atlantic that caught fire in the Adriatic Sea, Sunday. Italian and Greek rescue crews battled gale-force winds and massive waves as they struggled Sunday to evacuate hundreds of people from a ferry on fire and adrift in the channel between Italy and Albania. At least one person died and two were injured. The fire broke out before dawn Sunday on a car deck of the Italian-flagged Norman Atlantic, traveling from the western Greek port of Patras to the Italian port of Ancona on the Adriatic, with 422 passengers and 56 crew members on board.
tered into the helicopter cabin, acrid smoke,” Maj. Antonio Laneve told Italian state TV. Some of those they were trying to rescue were very frightened of being hoisted up by helicopter given the adverse weather, he said. Nine of those evacuated were taken to the Italian town of Lecce, authorities said. Of those, three children and a pregnant woman were treated for hypothermia in Lecce hospital. Dr. Raffaele Montinaro said the children were in “excellent” condition, and emergency
room doctor, Antonio Palumbo, said the mother’s condition was also good. A local convent was housing survivors who were released from the hospital. The Italian Navy said the man who died and his injured wife were transported by helicopter to the southern Italian city of Brindisi. It was unclear how the death and injury occurred, but the Greek Coast Guard said the pair — both Greek passengers — were found in a lifeboat rescue chute.
Search resumes for missing AirAsia jet TRISNADI MARJAN and MARGIE MASON Associated Press
SURABAYA, Indonesia — The search for a missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people that disappeared more than 24 hours ago on a flight from Indonesia to Singapore resumed with first light Monday. AirAsia Flight 8501 vanished in airspace thick with storm clouds on its way from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore. Searchers had to fight against heavy rain on Sunday before work was suspended due to darkness. At the Surabaya airport, passengers’ relatives pored over the plane’s manifest, crying and embracing. Nias Adityas, a housewife from Surabaya, was overcome with grief when she found the name of her husband, Nanang Priowidodo, on the list. The 43-year-old tour agent had been taking a family of four on a trip to Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia’s Lombok island, and had been happy to get the work. “He just told me, ‘Praise God, this new year brings a lot of good fortune,’” Adityas recalled, holding her grandson tight while weeping uncontrollably. The Airbus A320 took off Sunday morning from Indonesia’s second-largest city and was about halfway to Singapore when it vanished from radar. The jet had been airborne for about 42 minutes. There was no distress signal from the twin-engine, singleaisle plane, said Djoko Murjatmodjo, Indonesia’s acting director general of transportation. The last communication between the cockpit and air traffic control was at 6:13 a.m. (23:13 GMT Saturday), when one of the pilots “asked to avoid clouds C
by turning left and going higher to 34,000 feet (10,360 meters),” Murjatmodjo said. The jet was last seen on radar at 6:16 a.m. and was gone a minute later, he told reporters. Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia launched a searchand-rescue operation near Belitung island in the Java Sea, the area where the airliner lost contact with the ground. Malaysia-based AirAsia has a good safety record and had never lost a plane. AirAsia said Flight 8501 was on its submitted flight plan but had requested a change due to weather. Sunardi, a forecaster at Indonesia’s Meteorology and Geophysics Agency, said dense
storm clouds were detected up to 13,400 meters (44,000 feet) in the area at the time. “There could have been turbulence, lightning and vertical as well as horizontal strong winds within such clouds,” said Sunardi, who like many Indonesians uses only one name. Airline pilots routinely fly around thunderstorms, said John Cox, a former accident investigator. Using on-board radar, flight crews can typically see a storm forming from more than 100 miles away. In such cases, pilots have plenty of time to find a way around the storm cluster or look for gaps to fly through, he said. The plane had an Indonesian
captain, Iryanto, who uses one name, and a French co-pilot, five cabin crew members and 155 passengers, including 16 children and one infant, the airline said in a statement. Among the passengers were three South Koreans, a Malaysian, a British national and his 2-year-old Singaporean daughter. The rest were Indonesians. AirAsia said the captain more than 20,000 flying hours, of which 6,100 were with AirAisa on the Airbus 320. The first officer had 2,275 flying hours. Many recalled him as an experienced Air Force pilot who flew F-16 fighter jets before becoming a commercial airline pilot.
4 division crowns won on final day Steelers, Seahawks, Packers and Panthers claim division titles to set NFL playoff races By The Associated Press
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers are back on top of the AFC North. Antonio Brown returned a punt 71 yards for a touchdown and added a clinching 63-yard scoring grab with 2:50 to go in the Steelers’ 27-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night. Pittsburgh (11-5) earned its first division title since 2010 by sweeping the season series from the Bengals (10-5-1). The Steelers are the No. 3 seed in the AFC and will host Baltimore in the wild-card round Saturday night. The Bengals are the No. 5 seed and will play at AFC South champion Indianapolis on Sunday. Brown had 212 all-purpose yards, including the late dazzling catch and run to the end zone. The victory came at a potentially high cost. Running back Le’Veon Bell left in the third quarter with a hyperextended right knee following a collision with Cincinnati safety Reggie Nelson. Ravens 20, Browns 10
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore earned a spot in the postseason Sunday, rallying to defeat the Browns while getting an assist halfway across the country. Down 10-3 in the fourth quarter, the Ravens kicked a field goal and then took the lead on a 16-yard touchdown pass from Joe Flacco to Torrey Smith with 7:33 left. Flacco’s 2-yard TD throw to Kamar Aiken clinched it. To reach the playoffs for the sixth time in seven years, BaltiM more (10-6) needed to beat the Browns (7-9) and have San Diego K lose in Kansas City. Precisely what happened. The Browns had lost four straight, were starting rookie quarterback Connor Shaw and had dropped 12 of their past 13 against Baltimore.
ter. Tight end Travis Kelce recovered in the end zone, not only giving Kansas City a 10-0 lead but keeping a dubious streak intact: No Chiefs wide receiver caught a TD pass all season, the first time in at least 50 years that has happened. Philip Rivers had 291 yards passing for the Chargers (9-7), going over 4,000 yards in a season for the sixth time in his career.
Seahawks 20, Rams 6 SEATTLE (AP) — Marshawn Lynch scored on a 9-yard run, Bruce Irvin returned an interception 49 yards for a touchdown and the Seahawks wrapped up homefield advantage through the NFC playoffs. The two fourth-quarter touchdowns by Seattle (12-4) capped a six-game win streak to end the regular season. That earned the Seahawks a second straight NFC West title and the ninth division title in franchise history. The NFC playoffs will go through Seattle for the second straight season. St. Louis (6-10) couldn’t take advantage of two first-half turnovers by the Seahawks and its only points came on a pair of field goals from Greg Zuerlein.
Packers 30, Lions 20 GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Limping Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes to Randall Cobb, Eddie Lacy gashed Detroit’s defense for 100 yards and the Packers claimed a fourth straight NFC North title. Bothered by a left calf injury, Rodgers will appreciate a week off after the win, as the Packers (124) earned a bye. Detroit (11-5) will start the postseason at Dallas next week. Rodgers was carted to the locker room after tossing his first score to Cobb late in the second quarter. He hobbled back on to the field in the third quarter with the game tied at 14. He led Green Bay on a seven-play, 60-yard drive that ended with a 13-yard score to Cobb with 3:33 left in the quarter. The Packers didn’t look back.
Chiefs 19, Chargers 7
Panthers 34, Falcons 3
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City rolled to a that eliminated San Diego from contention, but the Chiefs failed to get the help they needed to qualify for the playoffs. Baltimore and Houston both needed to lose in games happening at the same time, and both rallied in the second half for wins. Justin Houston had four sacks for the Chiefs (9-7) to break Derrick Thomas’ franchise record with 22 in the season. Cairo Santos kicked four field goals, and Chase Daniel played serviceably in place of injured quarterback Alex Smith, throwing for 157 yards without an interception. The Chiefs’ only touchdown came when wide receiver Dwayne Bowe fumbled inches shy of the goal line early in the second quar-
ATLANTA (AP) — Roman Harper and Tre Boston returned interceptions for touchdowns as Carolina’s defense led the Panthers to the NFC South crown. Carolina (7-8-1) will host a wild-card playoff game next week against Arizona. The Panthers have won four straight, but still are the first team to enter the playoffs with a losing record since 2010, when Seattle was 7-9. Harper scored on a 31-yard return in the second quarter and Boston helped clinch the win with his 84-yard interception return late in the third quarter. A 33-yard fumble return by Thomas Davis set up another touchdown. The Falcons (6-10) were booed as they finished their second See NFL, page A-8
Peninsula Clarion, Monday, December 29, 2014
NFL Scoreboard Vikings 13, Bears 9 CHI MIN
3 3 —9 7 3 —13
First Quarter MinСFG Walsh 37, 4:59. Second Quarter ChiСFG Feely 48, :55. Third Quarter ChiСFG Feely 25, 13:05. MinСThielen 44 pass from Bridgewater (Walsh kick), 10:53. Fourth Quarter MinСFG Walsh 44, 11:29. ChiСFG Feely 35, 8:53. AС52,364. Chi Min First downs 12 15 Total Net Yards 264 311 Rushes-yards 21-99 33-121 Passing 165 190 Punt Returns 1-0 1-31 Kickoff Returns 3-88 3-39 Interceptions Ret. 1-31 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 23-36-0 17-25-1 Sacked-Yards Lost 2-7 3-19 Punts 4-45.5 3-35.3 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 8-50 4-25 Time of Possession 31:33 28:27 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGСChicago, Forte 17-51, Cutler 3-39, Morgan 1-9. Minnesota, Asiata 19-91, Banyard 6-20, Bridgewater 6-18, Felton 1-3, Charle.Johnson 1-(minus 11). PASSINGСChicago, Cutler 2336-0-172. Minnesota, Bridgewater 17-25-1-209. RECEIVINGСChicago, Bennett 8-59, Forte 8-23, Jeffery 2-34, Rosario 2-25, Wilson 2-18, Morgan 1-13. Minnesota, Thielen 3-68, Jennings 3-45, Ellison 3-23, Wright 3-23, Charle.Johnson 2-22, Asiata 2-17, Banyard 1-11. MISSED FIELD GOALSСChicago, Feely 43 (WR).
Bills 17, Patriots 9 BUF NE
7 10 3 3
0 0 —17 3 0 —9
First Quarter BufСWoods 6 pass from Orton (Carpenter kick), 11:59. NEСFG Gostkowski 24, 3:02. Second Quarter BufСDixon 1 run (Carpenter kick), 10:38. NEСFG Gostkowski 44, 5:07. BufСFG Carpenter 48, 2:14. Third Quarter NEСFG Gostkowski 35, :37. AС68,756. Buf NE First downs 16 14 Total Net Yards 268 260 Rushes-yards 33-104 25-116 Passing 164 144 Punt Returns 3-22 3-28 Kickoff Returns 2-73 0-0 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 16-23-0 18-33-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 2-12 4-26 Punts 5-36.6 4-43.5 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0 Penalties-Yards 5-44 5-55 Time of Possession 29:03 30:57 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGСBuffalo, Jackson 1858, Dixon 7-27, Spiller 5-17, Watkins 1-5, Orton 2-(minus 3). New England, Blount 10-62, Garoppolo 4-16, Bolden 5-15, LaFell 2-13, Brady 2-9, Vereen 2-1. PASSINGСBuffalo, Orton 16-230-176. New England, Brady 8-160-80, Garoppolo 10-17-0-90. RECEIVINGСBuffalo, Woods 4-39, Watkins 3-57, Gray 3-25, Chandler 1-20, Smith 1-18, Dixon 1-8, Jackson 1-4, Hogan 1-3, Spiller 1-2. New England, LaFell 4-70, Tyms 4-39, Amendola 4-24, Vereen 3-14, J.White 2-8, Wright 1-15. MISSED FIELD GOALSСNone.
Ravens 20, Browns 10 CLE BAL
7 0 —10 0 17 —20
Second Quarter BalСFG Tucker 25, 8:05. CleСFG Hartley 38, 2:32. Third Quarter CleСWest 2 run (Hartley kick), 3:29. Fourth Quarter BalСFG Tucker 28, 10:37. BalСT.Smith 16 pass from Flacco (Tucker kick), 7:33. BalСAiken 2 pass from Flacco (Tucker kick), 3:44. AС71,070. Cle Bal First downs 16 22 Total Net Yards 259 419 Rushes-yards 29-109 28-129 Passing 150 290 Punt Returns 1-15 1-0 Kickoff Returns 2-40 3-62 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 1-0 Comp-Att-Int 14-28-1 22-36-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 4-27 1-22 Punts 7-43.9 6-46.5 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-0 Penalties-Yards 7-58 8-55 Time of Possession 30:43 29:17
Chiefs 19, Chargers 7 SD KC
AP Photo/Tom Lynn
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGСCleveland, West 1894, Shaw 7-9, Crowell 4-6. Baltimore, Forsett 17-119, Pierce 6-8, Flacco 3-1, Toussaint 2-1. PASSINGСCleveland, Shaw 1428-1-177. Baltimore, Flacco 2236-0-312. RECEIVINGСCleveland, Hawkins 4-33, Gabriel 3-66, Cameron 3-41, West 2-12, Crowell 1-16, Benjamin 1-9. Baltimore, Smith Sr. 8-90, T.Smith 4-83, Daniels 2-46, Forsett 2-17, Aiken 2-13, Gillmore 1-22, M.Brown 1-17, Campanaro 1-17, Toussaint 1-7. MISSED FIELD GOALSСNone.
Green Bay Packers’ Tramon Williams (38) and Casey Hayward break up a pass intended for Detroit Lions’ Golden Tate during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers won 30-20.
0 7 3 13
0 0 —7 3 0 —19
First Quarter KCСFG Santos 43, 6:33. Second Quarter KCСKelce fumble recovery in end zone (Santos kick), 12:50. SDСOliver 1 run (Novak kick), 10:50. KCСFG Santos 21, 3:58. KCСFG Santos 27, :33. Third Quarter KCСFG Santos 31, 8:24. AС73,952. SD KC First downs 21 15 Total Net Yards 361 251 Rushes-yards 25-112 26-111 Passing 249 140 Punt Returns 3-13 4-69 Kickoff Returns 4-79 2-55 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 2-0 Comp-Att-Int 20-34-2 16-27-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 7-42 4-17
Punts 5-42.0 5-51.2 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0 Penalties-Yards 10-67 7-46 Time of Possession 31:21 28:39 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGСSan Diego, Oliver 1471, D.Brown 10-39, Rivers 1-2. Kansas City, Charles 13-54, Davis 9-23, Thomas 1-18, Daniel 3-16. PASSINGСSan Diego, Rivers 2034-2-291. Kansas City, Daniel 1627-0-157. RECEIVINGСSan Diego, Inman 5-79, Royal 4-95, Gates 4-67, Floyd 3-29, Oliver 2-4, Ajirotutu 1-9, D.Brown 1-8. Kansas City, Kelce 7-84, Bowe 3-30, Thomas 3-28, Charles 2-8, Avant 1-7. MISSED FIELD GOALSСSan Diego, Novak 52 (WL). Kansas City, Santos 50 (WL).
Colts 27, Titans 10 IND TEN
7 10 0 7
0 10 —27 3 0 —10
First Quarter IndСFleener 7 pass from Luck (Vinatieri kick), 2:54. Second Quarter IndСDoyle 1 pass from Luck (Vinatieri kick), 8:54. TenСWright 6 pass from Whitehurst (Succop kick), 5:07. IndСFG Vinatieri 23, 2:55. Third Quarter TenСFG Succop 31, 4:01. Fourth Quarter IndСFG Vinatieri 26, 14:56. IndСFleener 8 pass from Hasselbeck (Vinatieri kick), 3:16. AС69,143. Ind Ten First downs 16 9 Total Net Yards 378 192 Rushes-yards 30-64 24-142 Passing 314 50 Punt Returns 3-40 1-10 Kickoff Returns 3-130 5-140 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 23-35-0 13-31-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 1-1 4-29 Punts 5-40.6 7-54.7 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 4-1 Penalties-Yards 4-20 4-20 Time of Possession 33:26 26:34 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGСIndianapolis, Herron 10-35, Tipton 9-21, Richardson 6-11, Luck 1-5, Hasselbeck 4-(minus 8). Tennessee, Greene 11-94, Whitehurst 4-19, Sankey 4-18, Wright 1-10, L.Washington 2-2, Battle 1-0, Palmer 1-(minus 1). PASSINGСIndianapolis, Luck 10-16-0-160, Hasselbeck 13-190-155. Tennessee, Whitehurst 1228-0-72, Palmer 1-3-0-7. RECEIVING Indianapolis, Fleener 5-56, Doyle 4-21, Nicks 3-46, Herron 3-31, Moncrief 3-16, Wayne 2-91, Tipton 2-45, Richardson 1-9. Tennessee, Walker 7-43, Hagan 2-16, Andrews 2-11, Wright 2-9. MISSED FIELD GOALSСIndianapolis, Vinatieri 46 (WL).
Cowboys 44, Redskins 17 DAL WAS
17 10 7 3
0 17 —44 0 7 —17
First Quarter DalСFG Bailey 36, 10:15. WasСJackson 69 pass from Griffin III (Forbath kick), 8:42. DalСBryant 65 pass from Romo (Bailey kick), 6:25. DalСBryant 23 pass from Romo (Bailey kick), 2:07. Second Quarter DalСFG Bailey 32, 11:30. DalСMurray 9 run (Bailey kick), 8:10. WasСFG Forbath 25, 1:20. Fourth Quarter WasСGriffin III 2 run (Forbath kick), 6:45. DalСFG Bailey 23, 3:31. DalСSpencer 5 fumble return (Bailey kick), 3:12. DalСRandle 65 run (Bailey kick), 1:40. AС80,897. Dal Was First downs 20 20 Total Net Yards 457 413 Rushes-yards 26-174 24-104 Passing 283 309 Punt Returns 2-12 2-15 Kickoff Returns 2-55 6-119 Interceptions Ret. 2-39 1-9 Comp-Att-Int 22-34-1 27-41-2 Sacked-Yards Lost 1-16 3-27 Punts 4-43.0 4-44.0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-2 Penalties-Yards 7-48 9-101 Time of Possession 30:24 29:36 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGСDallas, Murray 20100, Randle 4-69, Dunbar 1-4, Harris 1-1. Washington, Morris 1243, Helu Jr. 6-42, Griffin III 6-19. PASSINGСDallas, Romo 22-341-299. Washington, Griffin III 2741-2-336. RECEIVINGСDallas, Beasley 6-57, Bryant 4-99, Witten 4-49, Williams 3-68, Murray 3-21, Randle 1-3, Hanna 1-2. Washington, Reed 9-70, Helu Jr. 4-41, Moss 3-25, Jackson 2-86, Garcon 2-53, Morris 2-19, Paul 2-19, Young 1-9, Grant 1-7, Roberts 1-7. MISSED FIELD GOALSСNone.
Eagles 34, Giants 26 PHI NYG
7 10 —34 3 7 —26
First Quarter NYGСA.Williams 1 run (J.Brown kick), 12:11. PhiСJ.Matthews 44 pass from Sanchez (Parkey kick), 11:00. PhiСCelek 1 pass from Sanchez (Parkey kick), 6:12. NYGСFG J.Brown 38, 2:11. Second Quarter NYGСFG J.Brown 20, 7:26. NYGСFG J.Brown 36, 2:02. PhiСFG Parkey 32, :00. Third Quarter PhiСBurton 27 blocked punt return (Parkey kick), 12:21. NYGСFG J.Brown 53, 4:24. Fourth Quarter PhiСPolk 1 run (Parkey kick), 13:08. NYGСBeckham Jr. 63 pass from E.Manning (J.Brown kick), 11:47. PhiСFG Parkey 39, 7:56. AС79,150. Phi NYG First downs 23 22 Total Net Yards 426 505 Rushes-yards 32-164 25-76 Passing 262 429 Punt Returns 2-15 0-0 Kickoff Returns 2-40 3-68 Interceptions Ret. 1-40 1-11 Comp-Att-Int 23-36-1 28-53-1 Sacked-Yards Lost 4-30 0-0 Punts 7-41.7 7-35.9
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-0 Penalties-Yards 5-35 8-106 Time of Possession 25:23 34:37 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGСPhiladelphia, McCoy 17-99, Polk 7-38, Sanchez 7-22, Sproles 1-5. N.Y. Giants, A.Williams 15-43, Jennings 1033. PASSINGСPhiladelphia, Sanchez 23-36-1-292. N.Y. Giants, E.Manning 28-53-1-429. RECEIVINGСPhiladelphia, J.Matthews 8-105, Ertz 4-56, Maclin 3-49, Sproles 3-23, Cooper 2-37, McCoy 1-15, Huff 1-6, Celek 1-1. N.Y. Giants, Beckham Jr. 12185, Randle 6-158, Jennings 3-21, A.Williams 3-19, Donnell 2-26, Parker 2-20. MISSED FIELD GOALSСNone.
Texans 23, Jaguars 17 JAX HOU
7 0 —17 0 9 —23
First Quarter HouСFoster 10 pass from Keenum (Bullock kick), 10:23. JaxСFG Scobee 53, 6:02. JaxСGratz 55 interception return (Scobee kick), 2:55. Second Quarter HouСBlue 1 run (Bullock kick), 6:34. Third Quarter JaxСTodman 23 pass from Shorts III (Scobee kick), 4:45. Fourth Quarter HouСA.Johnson 8 pass from Keenum (Bullock kick), 13:34. HouСWatt safety, 5:37. AС71,777. Jax Hou First downs 13 24 Total Net Yards 233 358 Rushes-yards 14-121 39-123 Passing 112 235 Punt Returns 1-16 2-12 Kickoff Returns 1-33 2-43 Interceptions Ret. 1-55 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 15-34-0 25-35-1 Sacked-Yards Lost 5-28 3-15 Punts 6-49.3 6-46.3 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-1 Penalties-Yards 4-25 6-55 Time of Possession 20:12 39:48 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGСJacksonville, Bortles 3-61, Todman 7-52, Gerhart 4-8. Houston, Grimes 11-45, Blue 1739, Foster 5-23, Keenum 6-16. PASSINGСJacksonville, Bortles 14-33-0-117, Shorts III 1-10-23. Houston, Keenum 25-351-250. RECEIVINGСJacksonville, Shorts III 5-47, Todman 5-46, Hurns 2-15, Lee 2-8, Sanders 1-24. Houston, A.Johnson 10-134, Blue 6-37, D.Johnson 3-33, Grimes 2-23, Hopkins 2-5, Foster 1-10, Griffin 1-8. MISSED FIELD GOALSСJacksonville, Scobee 51 (WL).
Jets 37, Dolphins 24 NYJ MIA
7 7 3 14
10 13 —37 7 0 —24
First Quarter MiaСFG Sturgis 37, 6:13. NYJСOwusu 23 run (Folk kick), 3:11. Second Quarter MiaСDan.Thomas 1 run (Sturgis kick), 10:44. NYJСIvory 8 pass from Smith (Folk kick), 6:44. MiaСClay 23 pass from Tannehill (Sturgis kick), :43. Third Quarter MiaСMiller 97 run (Sturgis kick), 12:51. NYJСDecker 74 pass from Smith (Folk kick), 11:35. NYJСFG Folk 26, 6:35. Fourth Quarter NYJСFG Folk 23, 14:12. NYJСCumberland 23 pass from Smith (Folk kick), 3:22. NYJСFG Folk 39, :31. AС70,220. NYJ Mia First downs 18 23 Total Net Yards 494 387 Rushes-yards 34-104 20-179 Passing 390 208 Punt Returns 4-41 0-0 Kickoff Returns 4-145 5-120 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 21-27-0 23-39-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 1-6 7-51 Punts 2-44.0 5-50.0 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1 Penalties-Yards 5-40 5-40 Time of Possession 31:16 28:44 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGСN.Y. Jets, Ivory 13-29, Owusu 1-23, C.Johnson 10-20, Smith 5-18, Kerley 2-11, Conner 2-3, B.Powell 1-0. Miami, Miller 19-178, Dan.Thomas 1-1. PASSINGСN.Y. Jets, Smith 2025-0-358, Quigley 1-1-0-38, Kerley 0-1-0-0. Miami, Tannehill 2339-0-259. RECEIVINGСN.Y. Jets, Decker 10-221, Amaro 3-34, Sudfeld 2-44, Cumberland 2-23, Owusu 1-36, Kerley 1-33, Ivory 1-8, C.Johnson 1-(minus 3). Miami, Hartline 5-94, Landry 5-55, Clay 5-45, Gibson 3-27, Williams 2-22, Sims 2-15, Dan.Thomas 1-1. MISSED FIELD GOALSСN.Y. Jets, Folk 45 (WL). Miami, Sturgis 53 (WR). SEAHAWKS 20, RAMS 6 SL SEA
0 0 —6 6 14 —20
First Quarter StLСFG Zuerlein 33, 6:25. Second Quarter StLСFG Zuerlein 52, 4:18. Third Quarter SeaСFG Hauschka 42, 11:13. SeaСFG Hauschka 45, 4:45. Fourth Quarter SeaСLynch 9 run (Hauschka kick), 12:07. SeaСIrvin 49 interception return (Hauschka kick), 9:50. AС68,453. StL Sea First downs 15 16 Total Net Yards 245 354 Rushes-yards 19-42 34-132 Passing 203 222 Punt Returns 0-0 2-7 Kickoff Returns 3-80 2-52 Interceptions Ret. 1-18 2-57 Comp-Att-Int 26-37-2 17-25-1 Sacked-Yards Lost 4-40 3-17 Punts 5-49.4 3-40.3 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 3-1 Penalties-Yards 6-45 2-20 Time of Possession 28:49 31:11 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGСSt. Louis, Mason 1128, B.Cunningham 4-10, Stacy
2-3, Austin 2-1. Seattle, Lynch 14-60, Turbin 11-53, Baldwin 1-8, Wilson 6-7, Michael 1-2, Tukuafu 1-2. PASSINGСSt. Louis, Hill 26-37-2243. Seattle, Wilson 17-25-1-239. RECEIVINGСSt. Louis, B.Cunningham 7-57, Britt 4-38, Cook 3-37, Mason 3-29, Stacy 3-17, Givens 2-18, Austin 2-13, Bailey 1-17, Kendricks 1-17. Seattle, Richardson 5-60, Baldwin 3-43, Lynch 3-36, Norwood 2-34, Willson 2-32, Moeaki 1-21, Turbin 1-13. MISSED FIELD GOALSСNone.
Saints 23, Buccaneers 20 NO TB
0 7 3 17
0 16 —23 0 0 —20
First Quarter TBСFG Murray 39, 6:03. Second Quarter TBСEvans 6 pass from McCown (Murray kick), 11:25. NOСK.Robinson 1 run (S.Graham kick), 5:45. TBСSims 8 run (Murray kick), 1:48. TBСFG Murray 27, :06. Fourth Quarter NOСIngram 1 run (S.Graham kick), 14:02. NOСColston 36 pass from Brees (S.Graham kick), 1:57. NOСGalette safety, 1:05. AС59,952. NO TB First downs 20 18 Total Net Yards 338 280 Rushes-yards 23-70 39-183 Passing 268 97 Punt Returns 1-3 3-34 Kickoff Returns 1-19 3-85 Interceptions Ret. 1-2 3-(-3) Comp-Att-Int 24-38-3 14-23-1 Sacked-Yards Lost 2-13 3-18 Punts 3-52.0 4-40.8 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 2-15 4-23 Time of Possession 27:13 32:47 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGСNew Orleans, Ingram 14-57, K.Robinson 7-15, Brees 2-(minus 2). Tampa Bay, Martin 19-108, Sims 18-69, McCown 2-6. PASSINGСNew Orleans, Brees 24-38-3-281. Tampa Bay, McCown 14-23-1-115. RECEIVINGСNew Orleans, J.Graham 6-54, Stills 5-82, Colston 2-51, K.Robinson 2-22, Watson 2-18, Cadet 2-9, Ingram 2-4, Toon 1-24, Meachem 1-16, Brees 1-1. Tampa Bay, Evans 5-54, Myers 4-21, King 2-13, Jackson 1-11, Shepard 1-10, Sims 1-6. MISSED FIELD GOALSСNone.
Packers 30, Lions 20 DET GB
7 6 —20 7 9 —30
First Quarter GBСHyde 55 punt return (Crosby kick), 4:49. Second Quarter GBСCobb 4 pass from A.Rodgers (Crosby kick), 2:24. DetСC.Johnson 20 pass from Stafford (Prater kick), :24. Third Quarter DetСC.Johnson 4 pass from Stafford (Prater kick), 7:34. GBСCobb 13 pass from A.Rodgers (Crosby kick), 3:33. Fourth Quarter GBСA.Rodgers 1 run (Crosby kick), 8:45. GBСTeam safety, 2:32. DetСRiddick 6 pass from Stafford (run failed), 1:45. AС78,408. Det GB First downs 23 24 Total Net Yards 313 377 Rushes-yards 23-111 38-152 Passing 202 225 Punt Returns 1-14 1-55 Kickoff Returns 5-126 1-0 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 20-41-0 18-23-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 2-15 1-7 Punts 4-38.0 3-39.0 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 2-2 Penalties-Yards 10-53 5-40 Time of Possession 25:42 34:18 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGСDetroit, Bell 13-60, Stafford 4-29, Bush 5-19, Collins 1-3. Green Bay, Lacy 26-100, Starks 5-26, A.Rodgers 2-14, Kuhn 3-6, Cobb 2-6. PASSINGСDetroit, Stafford 2041-0-217. Green Bay, Flynn 1-1-06, A.Rodgers 17-22-0-226. RECEIVINGСDetroit, Riddick 5-34, C.Johnson 4-39, Tate 3-45, Bush 3-22, Ebron 2-38, Ross 2-33, Collins 1-6. Green Bay, Nelson 6-86, R.Rodgers 5-40, Cobb 4-80, Lacy 3-26. MISSED FIELD GOALSСGreen Bay, Crosby 52 (BK).
49ers 20, Cardinals 17 ARI SF
7 10 7 6
0 0 —17 7 0 —20
First Quarter AriСFloyd 20 pass from Lindley (Catanzaro kick), 10:55. SFСBoldin 76 pass from Kaepernick (Dawson kick), 9:24. Second Quarter SFСFG Dawson 53, 12:33. SFСFG Dawson 37, 6:04. AriСFG Catanzaro 36, 1:35. AriСFloyd 41 pass from Lindley (Catanzaro kick), :36. Third Quarter SFСMiller 3 pass from Kaepernick (Dawson kick), :25. AС70,699. Ari SF First downs 26 18 Total Net Yards 397 395 Rushes-yards 25-98 33-206 Passing 299 189 Punt Returns 2-22 0-0 Kickoff Returns 3-49 4-101 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 3-7 Comp-Att-Int 23-40-3 15-26-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 2-17 1-15 Punts 3-35.7 4-49.0 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 3-21 10-78 Time of Possession 30:36 29:24 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGСArizona, K.Williams 17-67, Taylor 7-26, Hughes 1-5. San Francisco, Gore 25-144, Kaepernick 7-63, Alf.Smith 1-(minus 1). PASSINGСArizona, Lindley 2339-3-316, Grice 0-1-0-0. San Francisco, Kaepernick 15-26-0204. RECEIVINGСArizona, Floyd 8-153, Jo.Brown 4-51, Grice 3-2, Fells 2-39, Fitzgerald 2-29, Housler 1-20, Hughes 1-10, Carlson 1-6, Ginn Jr. 1-6. San Francisco,
Crabtree 4-41, Miller 3-17, Boldin 2-81, Gore 2-5, Patton 1-35, Lloyd 1-14, V.Davis 1-9, Alf.Smith 1-2. MISSED FIELD GOALSСNone.
Panthers 34, Falcons 3 CAR ATL
10 14 0 3
10 0 —34 0 0 —3
First Quarter CarСFG Gano 21, 7:50. CarСDickson 5 pass from Newton (Gano kick), :04. Second Quarter AtlСFG Bryant 21, 10:36. CarСHarper 31 interception return (Gano kick), 4:18. CarСNewton 4 run (Gano kick), 1:47. Third Quarter CarСFG Gano 48, 8:43. CarСBoston 84 interception return (Gano kick), :07. AС71,015. Car Atl First downs 17 16 Total Net Yards 306 288 Rushes-yards 35-194 16-63 Passing 112 225 Punt Returns 2-6 0-0 Kickoff Returns 1-20 3-107 Interceptions Ret. 2-115 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 10-16-0 29-47-2 Sacked-Yards Lost 1-2 6-35 Punts 3-48.3 5-49.2 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1 Penalties-Yards 5-36 6-36 Time of Possession 31:13 28:47 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGСCarolina, Newton 6-51, Stewart 13-49, Whittaker 7-41, Brown 2-41, Tolbert 7-12. Atlanta, Rodgers 9-44, Freeman 6-13, Ryan 1-6. PASSINGСCarolina, Newton 1016-0-114. Atlanta, Ryan 29-47-2260. RECEIVINGСCarolina, Cotchery 3-25, Olsen 2-27, Stewart 2-20, Brown 1-28, Benjamin 1-9, Dickson 1-5. Atlanta, White 8-104, Douglas 5-28, Jones 4-58, Hester 4-32, Rodgers 3-19, Toilolo 2-14, Freeman 2-3, Pascoe 1-2. MISSED FIELD GOALSСNone.
Broncos 47, Raiders 14 OAK DEN
7 0 10 10
7 0 —14 10 17 —47
First Quarter DenСFG Barth 49, 9:40. DenСAnderson 11 run (Barth kick), 5:37. OakСMcGill 18 fumble return (Janikowski kick), 3:42. Second Quarter DenСAnderson 1 run (Barth kick), 13:08. DenСFG Barth 36, :23. Third Quarter DenСAnderson 25 run (Barth kick), 14:08. OakСOlawale 1 pass from Carr (Janikowski kick), 8:55. DenСFG Barth 35, 5:38. Fourth Quarter DenСFG Barth 21, 10:18. DenСT.Carter 20 fumble return (Barth kick), 4:48. DenСGreen 1 pass from Osweiler (Barth kick), 1:56. AС76,929. Oak Den First downs 10 25 Total Net Yards 199 451 Rushes-yards 18-67 34-142 Passing 132 309 Punt Returns 2-23 5-37 Kickoff Returns 5-103 1-76 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 1-5 Comp-Att-Int 18-36-1 23-39-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 3-26 1-3 Punts 9-46.4 3-46.3 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 2-1 Penalties-Yards 9-86 1-16 Time of Possession 26:59 33:01 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGСOakland, Murray 1037, McFadden 4-13, Reece 1-11, Carr 3-6. Denver, Anderson 1387, Hillman 15-56, Stewart 4-5, Osweiler 1-(minus 1), Manning 1-(minus 5). PASSINGСOakland, Carr 18-361-158. Denver, Manning 21-37-0273, Osweiler 2-2-0-39. RECEIVINGСOakland, Murray 4-60, Reece 3-30, Rivera 2-26, J.Jones 2-17, Holmes 2-10, McFadden 2-6, Butler 1-6, Thompkins 1-2, Olawale 1-1. Denver, D.Thomas 8-115, Sanders 6-73, Green 3-46, Welker 2-42, Anderson 2-20, Latimer 1-14, Hillman 1-2. MISSED FIELD GOALSСNone.
Steelers 27, Bengals 17 CIN PIT
7 3 7 13
0 7 —17 0 7 —27
First Quarter PitСA.Brown 71 punt return (Suisham kick), 10:50. CinСBernard 17 pass from Dalton (Nugent kick), 2:43. Second Quarter CinСFG Nugent 39, 12:32. PitСFG Suisham 29, 7:36. PitСBryant 21 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick), 5:52. PitСFG Suisham 25, :40. Fourth Quarter CinСGresham 5 pass from Dalton (Nugent kick), 11:14. PitСA.Brown 63 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick), 2:50. AС64,697. Cin Pit First downs 19 18 Total Net Yards 337 346 Rushes-yards 29-116 18-29 Passing 221 317 Punt Returns 1-6 2-84 Kickoff Returns 5-114 2-52 Interceptions Ret. 2-2 2-34 Comp-Att-Int 27-38-2 24-39-2 Sacked-Yards Lost 3-23 0-0 Punts 3-49.3 3-39.7 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-1 Penalties-Yards 5-45 1-10 Time of Possession 34:58 25:02 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGСCincinnati, Hill 23100, Bernard 3-8, Dalton 3-8. Pittsburgh, Bell 8-20, Harris 5-7, Roethlisberger 4-3, Archer 1-(minus 1). PASSINGСCincinnati, Dalton 2738-2-244. Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger 24-38-1-317, Wing 0-1-1-0. RECEIVINGСCincinnati, Green 8-82, Bernard 7-56, Hewitt 3-31, Gresham 3-20, Tate 2-22, Hill 2-10, Sanu 1-16, Sanzenbacher 1-7. Pittsburgh, A.Brown 7-128, Bell 6-80, Miller 3-41, Wheaton 3-17, Archer 2-19, Bryant 1-21, Johnson 1-11, Pouncey 1-0. MISSED FIELD GOALSСCincinnati, Nugent 50 (WR).
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Evans set a Tampa Bay record with his 12th touchdown reception as the Bucs (2-14) flirted with damaging their chances of winding up Continued from page A-7 with the No. 1 overall selection in the draft. They “earned” the top straight losing season under em- pick anyway. battled coach Mike Smith.
49ers 20, Cardinals 17 SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh is done as coach of the 49ers (8-8). Harbaugh said after the win against playoff-bound Arizona (11-5) on Sunday that he and the 49ers are mutually parting ways. Colin Kaepernick threw a goahead 3-yard touchdown pass to Bruce Miller late in the third quarter. Anquan Boldin caught a 76yard TD pass and went over 1,000 yards receiving. Frank Gore ran for 144 yards on 25 carries to go over 1,000 yards rushing for the eighth time in 10 NFL seasons with San Francisco. The Cardinals missed the franchise’s first 12-win season, but will play at Carolina in the wild-card round. Ryan Lindley threw touchdown passes of 20 and 41 yards to Michael Floyd in the first half, but couldn’t deliver late.
Broncos 47, Raiders 14 DENVER (AP) — C.J. Anderson ran for three touchdowns, and the Broncos earned a first-round bye and the AFC’s No. 2 seed. Peyton Manning guided the Broncos (12-4) to at least a tie for the best record in the NFL for the third consecutive season since his arrival in Denver. That’s something he accomplished just twice in his 13 years in Indianapolis before missing all of 2011 because of spinal fusion surgery. Manning, who completed 21 of 37 passes for 273 yards, failed to throw a TD pass for the second time in four weeks after throwing one for 51 consecutive games, just three shy of Drew Brees’ NFL record.
Texans 23, Jaguars 17 HOUSTON (AP) — J.J. Watt had three sacks and a safety and Andre Johnson had 134 yards receiving and a touchdown. The Texans (9-7) had a shot at making the playoffs, but Baltimore beat Cleveland to claim the final AFC wild-card spot. Johnson gave Houston a 21-17 lead with an 8-yard reception early in the fourth. Watt made it 23-17 when he sacked Blake Bortles in the end zone for a safety a few minutes later. The sack gave him 20 1/2 this season, making him the first player in NFL history to have two seasons with 20 or more sacks.
Cowboys 44, Redskins 17
Colts 27, Titans 10 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Andrew Luck threw for 160 yards and two touchdowns before sitting out the second half. The Colts (11-5) bounced back from their worst performance this season by nearly matching at halftime what they did offensively in the loss at Dallas. They wound up outgaining the Titans 378-192 as the AFC South champs swept their division a second straight season for the first time in franchise history. Indianapolis will host Cincinnati in a wild-card game on Sunday.
Bills 17, Patriots 9 FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Kyle Orton threw for one touchdown, Anthony Dixon ran for another and the Bills finished their first winning season in 10 years with a win over the going-throughthe motions Patriots. With the top seed in the AFC playoffs already clinched, the Patriots used quarterback Tom Brady for only the first half and held out tight end Rob Gronkowski and five other starters. The victory snapped several streaks: Buffalo’s 0-12 record at Gillette Stadium and New England’s 35 straight home wins against AFC teams. It was a price the Patriots (12-4) were willing to pay to protect key players, although left tackle Nate Solder didn’t return after hurting his knee late in the first half.
Jets 37, Dolphins 24 MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Geno Smith had his best game in a rocky season, throwing for a career-high 358 yards and three touchdowns in what might be Rex Ryan’s final game as Jets coach. Smith’s performance more than negated a 97-yard run by Lamar Miller, the longest play from scrimmage in Dolphins history. The Jets rallied from a 10-point third-quarter deficit, and Ryan ordered a fake punt with four minutes left that sealed the victory.
Eagles 34, Giants 26 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Mark Sanchez threw two touchdowns and the Philadelphia Eagles’ special teams scored their seventh TD of this otherwise frustrating season in what could have been Tom Coughlin’s final game as New York’s coach. Backup tight end Trey Burton returned a blocked punt 27 yards for a score in the third quarter, and Nate Allen iced the game with a late interception. The Eagles (106) snapped a three-game losing streak that knocked them out of playoff contention last week. The 10 wins matched their total last season when they won the NFC East.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — DeMarco Murray and Dez Bryant broke franchise records as the Cowboys (12-4) prepped for the playoffs. The result was impressive but meaningless for postseason purposes. Murray rushed for 100 yards on 20 carries, passing Emmitt Smith for the team single-season mark. Murray’s 1,845 yards bettered Smith’s 1,773 from 1995. Vikings 13, Bears 9 Bryant caught scoring passes MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tedof 65 and 23 yards to give him 16 touchdown receptions on the sea- dy Bridgewater threw the go-ahead son, breaking Terrell Owens’ team 44-yard touchdown pass to Adam Thielen in the third quarter, putting record of 15 set in 2007. one more blemish on a forgettable year for the Bears. Saints 23, Buccaneers 20 Blair Walsh kicked two field goals, Audie Cole had 11 tackles in TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Drew his first start of the season, and the Brees threw a 36-yard touchdown Vikings (7-9) ended coach Mike pass to Marques Colston with 1:57 Zimmer’s first year on a winning remaining to give the Buccaneers note. the top pick in the NFL draft. Jay Cutler returned from a oneBrees shrugged off three inter- game benching with 172 yards on ceptions — two of them stopping 23-for-36 passing without a fumpromising third-quarter drives — ble or an interception, but he rarely to throw for 281 yards. His only threw long and the offense was off TD pass gave the Saints (7-9) all afternoon. their first lead, and Junior Galette The Bears (5-11) finished with sacked Josh McCown for a safety their worst record in 10 years, perthat provided the final margin. haps the last game for coach Marc Doug Martin rushed for a sea- Trestman. son-best 108 yards and rookie Mike
Scoreboard basketball NBA Standings
Washington at Houston, 4 p.m. Utah at L.A. Clippers, 6:30 p.m. All Times ADT
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Toronto 24 7 Brooklyn 13 16 Boston 10 18 New York 5 28 Philadelphia 4 25 Southeast Division Atlanta 22 8 Washington 21 8 Miami 14 17 Orlando 12 21 Charlotte 10 21 Central Division Chicago 21 9 Cleveland 18 12 Milwaukee 15 16 Indiana 11 20 Detroit 7 23
EAST Pct GB .774 — .448 10 .357 12½ .152 20 .138 19 .733 — .724 ½ .452 8½ .364 11½ .323 12½ .700 — .600 3 .484 6½ .355 10½ .233 14
Army 93, Coast Guard 48 Brown 79, Sacred Heart 76 Columbia 69, Colgate 64 Fordham 74, Howard 59 Hofstra 88, LIU Brooklyn 62 Iona 81, Drexel 62 Lafayette 76, NJIT 71 Lehigh 58, UMBC 55 Loyola (Md.) 61, Fairfield 59, OT Md.-Eastern Shore 78, Duquesne 69 Rutgers 59, Monmouth (NJ) 58 Siena 73, Bucknell 71 St. John’s 82, Tulane 57 St. Peter’s 59, Cornell 52, OT Syracuse 85, Long Beach St. 67 Temple 66, Delaware St. 56 UConn 81, CCSU 48
WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division Memphis 22 8 Houston 21 8 Dallas 22 10 San Antonio 19 13 New Orleans 15 15 Northwest Division Portland 25 7 Oklahoma City 15 17 Denver 13 18 Utah 10 20 Minnesota 5 24 Pacific Division Golden State 24 5 L.A. Clippers 20 11 Phoenix 18 14 Sacramento 13 17 L.A. Lakers 9 22
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SOUTH — ½ 1 4 7
.781 — .469 10 .419 11½ .333 14 .172 18½ .828 — .645 5 .563 7½ .433 11½ .290 16
Sunday’s Games Detroit 103, Cleveland 80 San Antonio 110, Houston 106 Dallas 112, Oklahoma City 107 Portland 101, New York 79 Toronto 116, Denver 102 Phoenix 116, L.A. Lakers 107 Monday’s Games Chicago at Indiana, 3 p.m. Milwaukee at Charlotte, 3 p.m. Orlando at Miami, 3:30 p.m. Sacramento at Brooklyn, 3:30 p.m.
Alabama 56, UCLA 50 Bowling Green 79, South Florida 70 East Carolina 71, UNC Greensboro 50 Elon 69, Marist 64 High Point 85, Thomas (Ga.) 48 Liberty 78, Cincinnati Christian 58 NC A&T 58, NC Wesleyan 54 Radford 119, Cent. Pennsylvania 69 Samford 65, Campbell 56 Wake Forest 65, Richmond 63 MIDWEST Ball St. 69, Longwood 64 Bradley 68, Ill.-Chicago 60 Butler 67, Belmont 56 E. Michigan 100, Concordia (Mich.) 42 Evansville 85, Coppin St. 80 IPFW 80, Judson 46 Marquette 81, Morgan St. 53 N. Dakota St. 83, Northland 59 N. Iowa 74, S. Dakota St. 63 SE Missouri 94, Harris-Stowe 66 SIU-Edwardsville 104, Robert Morris-Chicago 56 South Dakota 84, Milwaukee 60 Texas Southern 58, Kansas St. 56
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Cam Fowler scored at 2:42 of overtime after defenseman Francois Beauchemin tied it in the third period with his first goal of the season, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 on Sunday night. The two-time defending Pacific Division champions are 8-0-1 in their last nine games against Vancouver. The Canucks, who were tied with the Ducks atop the Western Conference standings four weeks ago at 35 points each, are now 11 points behind them. Frederik Andersen faced only 14 shots — the fewest by the Canucks this season — in the opener of an eight-game
By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh gathered his players and told them he is leaving, and they joined their voices for one final, familiar chant: “Who’s got it better than us? No-body!” “The last, ‘Who’s got it better than us?’ I said it as loud as I could,” said wide receiver Michael Crabtree, who could soon follow the San Francisco coach’s departure. Harbaugh will not fulfill the final season of his $25 million, five-year contract coaching the 49ers that he signed in January 2011, reaching a mutual agreement with the team to part ways. The announcement came after Sunday’s 20-17 win over the Arizona Cardinals and following a 8-8 season in which San Francisco had hoped to establish some momentum in new $1.3 billion Levi’s Stadium. “It’s been the time of my life,” Harbaugh said. “Been a lot of great memories, great
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Brad Boyes scored a tiebreaking powerplay goal in Florida’s four-goal third period. Willie Mitchell, Dmitry Kulikov and Scottie Upshall also scored in the third for the Panthers, who have won four of five. Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and an assist, and Jussi Jokinen had two assists.
FAR WEST Arizona St. 56, Harvard 46 CS Bakersfield 55, California 52 Fresno St. 93, Saint Katherine 62 Grand Canyon 83, Abilene Christian 81 N. Arizona 71, San Diego Christian 45 Stony Brook 62, Washington 57 Washington St. 90, UC Davis 83
hockey NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts Tampa Bay 37 22 11 4 48 Detroit 36 19 8 9 47 Montreal 35 22 11 2 46 Toronto 36 20 13 3 43 Florida 33 16 9 8 40 Boston 36 18 15 3 39 Ottawa 35 14 14 7 35 Buffalo 36 14 19 3 31 Metropolitan Division Pittsburgh 35 22 8 5 49 N.Y. Islanders 35 23 11 1 47 N.Y. Rangers 33 19 10 4 42 Washington 35 18 11 6 42 Philadelphia 35 14 15 6 34 Columbus 34 15 16 3 33 New Jersey 37 12 18 7 31 Carolina 35 10 21 4 24 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division Chicago 36 Nashville 34 St. Louis 35 Winnipeg 36 Minnesota 33 Dallas 34 Colorado 35 Pacific Division Anaheim 38
24 23 21 19 16 15 13
10 9 11 10 13 14 14
2 2 3 7 4 5 8
50 48 45 45 36 35 34
43 43 43 41 30 21 one
Sunday’s Games Florida 6, Toronto 4 Anaheim 2, Vancouver 1, OT Monday’s Games Detroit at Boston, 3 p.m. Pittsburgh at New Jersey, 3 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Islanders, 3 p.m. Montreal at Carolina, 3 p.m. Buffalo at Ottawa, 3:30 p.m. Toronto at Tampa Bay, 3:30 p.m. Colorado at St. Louis, 4 p.m. Minnesota at Winnipeg, 4 p.m. Nashville at Chicago, 4:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Dallas, 4:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Calgary, 5 p.m. Philadelphia at Arizona, 5 p.m. All Times ADT
football L 4 7 8 12
T Pct 0 .750 0 .563 0 .500 0 .250
PF 468 343 388 283
PA 313 289 373 401
5 7 13 14
0 .688 0 .563 0 .188 0 .125
458 372 249 254
369 307 412 438
5 5 6 9
0 .688 1 .656 0 .625 0 .438
436 365 409 299
368 344 302 337
4 7 7 13
0 .750 0 .563 0 .563 0 .188
482 353 348 253
354 281 348 452
NATIONAL CONFERENCE East y-Dallas
0 .625 474 400 0 .375 380 400 0 .250 301 438 1 .469 0 .438 0 .375 0 .125
339 401 381 277
374 424 417 410
0 .750 0 .688 0 .438 0 .313
486 321 325 319
348 282 343 442
0 .750 0 .688 0 .500 0 .375
394 310 306 324
254 299 340 354
Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 3 Arizona at Carolina, 12:35 p.m. (ESPN) Baltimore at Pittsburgh, 4:15 p.m. (NBC) Sunday, Jan. 4 Cincinnati at Indianapolis, 9:05 a.m. (CBS) Detroit at Dallas, 12:40 p.m. (FOX) All Times ADT
NFL Final Standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W y-New England 12 Buffalo 9 Miami 8 N.Y. Jets 4 South y-Indianapolis 11 Houston 9 Jacksonville 3 Tennessee 2 North y-Pittsburgh 11 x-Cincinnati 10 x-Baltimore 10 Cleveland 7 West y-Denver 12 Kansas City 9 San Diego 9 Oakland 3
Philadelphia 10 6 N.Y. Giants 6 10 Washington 4 12 South y-Carolina 7 8 New Orleans 7 9 Atlanta 6 10 Tampa Bay 2 14 North y-Green Bay 12 4 x-Detroit 11 5 Minnesota 7 9 Chicago 5 11 West y-Seattle 12 4 x-Arizona 11 5 San Francisco 8 8 St. Louis 6 10 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division
4 0 .750 467 352
BASEBALL National Hockey League ARIZONA COYOTES С Recalled F Tyler Gaudet from Portland (AHL). CAROLINA HURRICANES С Reassigned F Brendan Woods to Charlotte (AHL). COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS С Assigned G Anton Forsberg to Springfield (AHL). DALLAS STARS С Reassigned D Cameron Gaunce to Texas (AHL). NASHVILLE PREDATORS С Waived F Derek Roy. Assigned F Viktor Stalberg to Milwaukee (AHL). WINNIPEG JETS С Recalled F Patrice Cormier from St. John’s (AHL). COLLEGE MINNESOTA С Dismissed WR Donovahn Jones from the football program for a violation of team policy.
moments. ... It’s been a tremendous four years, it’s been a pleasure to work and serve for this organization. I feel great about what we accomplished.” Harbaugh wouldn’t say whether he is indeed about to accept the job at alma mater, Michigan, except to offer vague hints and say he wouldn’t be around come Monday. When asked specifically about taking over the Wolverines program, he said, “There will be announcements made concerning those things.” Might he miss the NFL if he moves to Ann Arbor? “Is the NFL going somewhere?” Harbaugh quipped. The unraveling of 2014 began months ago, almost a year back, really. San Francisco lost in the NFC championship game last January at Seattle, then watched the rival Seahawks go on to win it all. Shortly after, CEO Jed York acknowledged the Cleveland Browns inquired about trading for Harbaugh. The 49ers saw thousands
of empty seats at most games this season. San Francisco was eliminated from playoff contention with a 17-7 loss at Seattle on Dec. 14, its second defeat to the rival Seahawks in an 18-day stretch. Harbaugh guided the 49ers to three straight NFC championship games and had a Super Bowl-or-bust mentality for this season that quickly turned sour. “Jim and I have come to the conclusion that it is in our mutual best interest to move in different directions,” York said. “We thank Jim for bringing a tremendous competitive nature and a great passion for the game to the 49ers. He and his staff restored a winning culture that has been the standard for our franchise throughout its history.” The 49ers came oh so close to their sixth Super Bowl championship after the 2012 season, losing 34-31 to Harbaugh’s big brother, John, and the Baltimore Ravens. Harbaugh had a 49-22-1
overall record in four years with San Francisco, which might look to promote from within to replace him. Defensive line coach Jim Tomsula’s name has been mentioned. From his signature outfit of khaki pants and a black 49ers pullover to his signature phrases and motivational tactics, Harbaugh did things his way. And, largely, his way worked. But not this season, when star linebacker Patrick Willis was one of several key players to go down with injuries on what had been one of the NFL’s stingiest defenses. “It’s a business,” running back Frank Gore said. “I wish Coach Harbaugh the best. He’s a great coach. I like how he approached the game of football. My best years, they were with him as a team.” Harbaugh’s future was in doubt all season after he didn’t receive the contract extension York publicly said he hoped to work out. Neither side seemed particularly focused on doing so.
Spurs win interstate battle over Rockets By The Associated Press
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Danny Green had 24 points and the injury-depleted San Antonio Spurs beat the Houston Rockets 110-106 on Sunday night, snapping a six-game skid against their intrastate rivals. Tim Duncan scored 16 points and Manu Ginobili had 15 for San Antonio (19-13), which won for first time in three games. James Harden had 28 points for Houston (21-8), and Dwight Howard added 24 points and 17 rebounds. The Rockets’ newest additions had differing levels of success: Corey Brewer scored 25 points, but Josh Smith finished with five points on 2-of-7 shooting. Green made four straight free throws in the final minute, helping San Antonio avoid going into overtime for the fourth time in its last six home games. The Spurs played without Kawhi Leonard (bruised right homestand. Corey Perry missed hand) and Tony Parker (mild his 15th straight game because strain left hamstring). of a sprained knee. Yannick Weber scored early SUNS 116, LAKERS 107 in the second period for VanLOS ANGELES (AP) — Goran couver and Ryan Miller made Dragic scored 24 points, Eric Bled29 saves as the Canucks lost for soe had 20 of his 22 after halftime, the sixth time in eight games. and Phoenix earned its sixth conPANTHERS 6, MAPLE LEAFS 4
SOUTHWEST Arkansas 100, Northwestern St. 92 Houston 80, MVSU 53 Oral Roberts 94, Haskell Indian Nations 42
Vancouver 34 20 11 3 Los Angeles 36 18 11 7 San Jose 36 19 12 5 Calgary 37 19 15 3 Arizona 35 13 18 4 Edmonton 36 7 22 7 NOTE: Two points for a win, point for overtime loss.
49ers end Harbaugh era on high note
Fowler scores OT winner for Ducks By The Associated Press
UMKC 73, Indiana St. 70, 2OT Wisconsin 68, Buffalo 56 Xavier 71, Florida Gulf Coast 57
secutive victory. Isaiah Thomas added 15 points for the balanced Suns, who haven’t lost with their new starting lineup. Phoenix weathered an impressive Los Angeles surge in the final minutes for its seventh win in eight meetings with the Lakers, who lost their third straight despite Kobe Bryant’s return. Bryant had 10 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in 32 minutes during his first game back from a three-game absence to rest his aching 36-year-old body. C
MAVERICKS 112, THUNDER 107 DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki matched his season high with 30 points for Dallas, and Chandler Parsons added 26. The Mavericks rallied from seven points down to start the fourth quarter. They were without center Tyson Chandler, a late scratch with back spasms. The Thunder played their sixth straight game without Kevin Durant because of a sprained right ankle. They fell short in their third chance to reach .500 for the first time after Durant and Russell Westbrook were sidelined
by injuries for 14 of the first 16 and the Pistons used an 18-0 run in games. the second quarter to roll past the Cavaliers. It was Cleveland’s second TRAIL BLAZERS 101, blowout loss at home in less than KNICKS 79 two weeks. The Cavaliers lost 127PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Wes- 98 to Atlanta on Dec. 17. ley Matthews had 28 points, including six 3-pointers, and the Trail BlazRAPTORS 116, ers beat the short-handed Knicks. NUGGETS 102 Portland was 16 for 36 from DENVER (AP) — Kyle Lowry 3-point range. Nicolas Batum had had 30 points and 11 assists, leadfive 3-pointers and 17 points. ing Toronto to the win. Lou Williams scored 31 points PISTONS 103, as the Eastern Conference-leading CAVALIERS 80 Raptors completed a sweep of the CLEVELAND (AP) — Bran- season series against Denver. They don Jennings scored 25 points, also beat the Nuggets 112-107 in overtime on Dec. 8.
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Rebecca Trickel, Charles Trickel and Destin Trickel open presents on Christmas Day in their new Habitat for Humanity home Thursday, in Kenai. They had moved into the home less than two weeks before the holiday.
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The science of clearing snow and ice off roads is very complex, said Ron Wright, who works for the Idaho Transportation Department Issues include the temperature at which various products will work, the damage various chemicals cause to vehicles and roadways and the impacts on the environment. Deicing chemicals also need to have a long shelf life so they can be stockpiled, he said. “The sodium chloride rock salt has been a long established, well-utilized, functional tool,” said Wright, a member of the Pacific Northwest Snowfighters, an association of state transportation agencies dedicated to ensuring the safety of winter roads by evaluating different products. It includes the states of Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Montana and Colorado. The U.S. spends $2.3 billion each year to remove highway snow and ice, plus C
He said the most significant aspect of the transition was the newfound permanence. Each family member has a place to go at the end of the day — a
another $5 billion to mitigate the hidden costs associated with the process, Shi said. Hidden costs include longterm impacts of salt, sand and chemical deicers on the environment, roads and vehicles. In Washington state, for example, road crews apply roughly four tons of salt per lane mile per winter season, Shi said. “With a four-lane highway, you have 16 tons of salt per year in that one mile segment,” he said. “In 50 years, that’s about 800 tons of salt in that one mile - and 99 percent of it stays in the environment. It doesn’t degrade.” Shi’s research has led to advances like the smart snowplow, which comes loaded with sensors and is already being integrated into winter fleets. “Ordinary snowplows have at least one sensor to measure pavement temperature,” he said. “Smart snowplows not only read temperature, but also residual salt from previous applications, the presence of ice and the amount of friction on the road. All of these
home that is her or his own. “Now we have a place to come home to, a place to put all our stuff,” Nathon Stonecipher said. “Everyone has their own space.” Each of the three children now has their own room, Crystal Stonecipher said. Sleeping alone is something they are getting used to right now, she said. The kids are also getting used to having a backyard, and often ask to play in it. It is full of trees and they each have their own they love to climb, she said. Crystal Stonecipher said she has co-workers that live in the neighborhood and her children have classmates that live on the same street. She said the family is incredibly thankful to Habitat for Humanity for helping them get a home.
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KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Just over 10 years ago, a ship carrying soybeans went aground in Makushin Bay on Unalaska Island in the Aleutian Chain during a big storm. Air Station Kodiak responded with a Jayhawk helicopter along with the cutter Alex Haley. Through the wind and squalls and approaching darkness, the Coast Guard worked to get the crew of the Selendang Ayu off the boat. After taking all of the crew off the ship except the captain and a Coast Guard rescue swimReach Kelly Sullivan at kelly. mer, a big wave hit the side of firstname.lastname@example.org the grounded ship, throwing water into the air. It hit the helicopter and caused it to crash, hitting the Selendang Ayu and landing in the ocean. readings help operators apply The members of the Coast less salt.” Guard in the helicopter and At Washington State, Shi’s one of the seven members of passion is cooking up green the ship’s crew that were in the deicers. “There is a lot of talk about beet and tomato juice deicers that are meant to be less corrosive to vehicles, guard rails, steel bridges and concrete pavement,” Shi said. “They Continued from page A-1 help, but there is still plenty of room for improvement.” But how long the savings Shi has developed an icelast depends on the unstable melt composed of leftover price of oil and the rate of state barley residue from vodka spending. Oil taxes and royaldistilleries. ties were expected to represent However, most of the green nearly 90 percent of Alaska’s products on the market are unrestricted general fund revblended with chlorides before they are used, Shi said. He is also testing new types of concrete. Deicer-resistant concrete, for instance, doesn’t break down as quickly in the presence of salt and chemicals, he said. For ice-free conSITKA, Alaska (AP) — The crete, Shi adds tiny particles Sitka Assembly has approved that prevent the pavement a request to extend a line of from bonding with ice. credit for Sitka Community “Our ultimate goal is to Hospital by $1 million. apply the best amount of salt, The hospital is out of cash sand or deicers at the right loand needs the money to make cation at the right time,” Shi payroll, cover health insurance said. for employees through January and pay for other expenses.
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helicopter escaped the helicopter and were picked up by another helicopter that had taken off from the Alex Haley a little while before. Six crew members died. The Selendang Ayu broke in half and spilled its cargo of soybeans and oil. At Coast Guard Base Kodiak last week, retired Lt. Cmdr. David Neel, who was flying the helicopter that crashed, talked to a roomful of Coast Guard about his experience that day and the lessons learned. As a result of that accident and crash, wave hydraulics are now talked about more and accounted for, Neel said. When the wave hit the helicopter, Neel said they were about 100 feet up in seas around 60 feet. No one expected a crashing wave to shoot that high into the air. After the crash, pilots were informed of that possibility. “Once a vessel grounds, it becomes part of the ground and it doesn’t have the same floating characteristics,” Neel said,
“When it becomes effectively grounded, it becomes like an extension of a cliff, so when a wave hits it, it will eject that water up much higher.” Neel also said it reiterated the importance of training to pop open a window and crawl out of a helicopter in case of an emergency. “I bring that up because I thought that was great training at the time, and it gave me that effective muscle memory training,” Neel said. Years later, Neel flies helicopters for a living, although he’s since retired from the Coast Guard. He also talks about the experience occasionally. “My perspective is the opportunity to come here and share is the least I can do after surviving that kind of thing,” Neel said. “It takes a little bit of a toll to bring it up every time when I’m invited to these kind of events, and I feel like it’s a little bit of a challenge for me, but it’s also my duty.”
enue this year. Walker won office in November after running as an independent against incumbent Republican Gov. Sean Parnell. The spending move by Walker, who was long a Republican, was praised by two key Republicans, state Rep. Steve Thompson, who co-chairs the House Finance Committee, and state Senate’s majority leader,
John Coghill of North Pole. “The governor’s definitely stepped right out there in front of it,” said Thompson, of Fairbanks. “I give him credit for that — he’s stepping forward and making the hard announcement.” Both lawmakers, however, said they wanted to be cautious about curtailing progress on a gas line
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The Assembly voted Tuesday to extend the line of credit from its current level of $500,000. Hospital CEO Jeff Comer says he did not know the full extent of financial problems when he was hired in September. He says the credit-line ex-
tension will give him “breathing room” to start working on solutions and pay bills. Problems cited for the hospital’s money woes include delays in collecting accounts and funds owed to Medicare following a credentialing problem.
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Single mom wavers about cutting ties to absent dad or intends to. If you want to stay in touch so your child will have an address to reach him when he’s older, I think that’s laudable. But if you’re expecting he will suddenly develop an interest — or a conscience — the pattern that has been set seems pretty well established, so don’t get your hopes up.
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DEAR ABBY: We’re in the middle of a dispute with my mother-in-law. She insisted on using place cards at our family’s Thanksgiving dinner to indicate where she wanted us to sit. I felt it was controlling because it was only a small group of people. When I asked her why she needed a seating plan, she said it would be “fun.” While it ended up that we all sat where we wanted and everyone conversed nicely, she said her holiday was “ruined” because I ridiculed her for wanting to
use place cards. What is your opinion? Would you ask your immediate family to sit in their appointed chairs, or let everyone sit where they would like? — MUSICAL CHAIRS IN NEW ENGLAND DEAR MUSICAL CHAIRS: One of the perks of hosting a sit-down dinner is having the privilege of controlling the seating, regardless of whether guests are friends or relatives. That it was a “family dinner” is beside the point. For you to have made such a scene that you ruined your hostess’s evening was rude, and you owe her an apology. DEAR READERS: If you plan to be out celebrating New Year’s Eve on Wednesday and plan to drink, PLEASE arrange for a designated driver to transport you. It could save your life or someone else’s. The American Automobile Association in some — not all — communities offers a safe-ride program for members and nonmembers. To find out whether it’s happening in your community, go online or call your local branch of the AAA. Hints from Heloise
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result. Make a point of understanding where an associate is coming from. Tonight: Communication flourishes. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHH You could be somewhat withdrawn in the morning. A loved one might decide to pick an argument with you in order to draw you in closer. You tend to not agree with this person a lot, particularly about his or her style of communication. Tonight: Just don’t be alone. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH If you can manage to bypass some of the mental grenades that surround you, you will be a lot happier. Be careful as you attempt to maintain a steady course, because others might act as if you are off-kilter. Tonight: Try some exotic cuisine. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH You might try to form something solid out of nothing more than loosely related facts and/or feelings. You would be well-advised to pursue your original course. A creative venture with a child could prove to be ultimately frustrating. Tonight: Use your sixth sense. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH You often seem to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. The nature and strength of your support system will determine what happens in any given situation. Back away from someone who seems a bit off. Tonight: Hang out with a close pal. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH You tend to wonder what might be the best course of action. Today, everyone will give you an
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earful as to what he or she thinks is right and will work. Once you center yourself, you will be able to find an appropriate response. Tonight: Avoid a warring faction. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH You seem to have incorporated a little more serenity into your life as of late. You might not be so spontaneous. You’ll actively continue seeking out relevant and important answers to a dilemma that faces you. Tonight: Do not back off. Reach out to an important friend. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHPressureseemstobuildaround a matter that you must deal with. You might want to nix any spending for now. You could feel as if a lot is out of your control and that your words are falling on deaf ears. Tonight: A situation on the domestic front demands your attention. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHH Know that your responses could be slightly off. You might want to clobber someone today for an offhand statement, when you typically just might laugh it off. You will try to explain your thoughts, but the message might not be clearly received. Tonight: Try to clear the air. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH You will work best with a friend when trying to plan a budget or decide on a gift. However, you might not be speaking the same language right now, as you could have different objectives. Tonight: Take a hard look at your budget, and be sure to count your change.
Turn Your Attention to the Signal Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about turn signals: “Every day you see someone who has left the turn signal on unintentionally. I don’t have to explain all the indecision this causes — and, no doubt, some accidents. This is the fault of automobile manufacturers and safety engineers. The well-hidden, dim, little green light can’t reach the driver’s vision. All turn-signal lights should be bright yellow, inside and outside the automobile.” — C.W. in Anaheim, Calif. This is an ongoing and highly frustrating problem! Many times the driver can’t see the blinking light or hear the sound (because of loud noise), or his or her attention is elsewhere. But the blame shouldn’t really be put on car manufacturers; there are safety designs and concerns we don’t even think about! — Heloise Fast Facts Dear Readers: Here are other ways to use a journal: * Keep favorite recipes in it. * Track goings-on in your garden. * Keep a list of books you’ve read. * Use a travel journal to document your trips. — Heloise Clip-on light Dear Heloise: Regarding the comment about hotel/motel lighting being bad for reading, clip-on book lights are the way to go. They cost less than $10 and will light up your life. You can use them anywhere, as they are nonintrusive. You can clip one on the outside of your purse to help get your key into a lock if it’s dark. — Elaine J., Humble, Texas
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Dec. 29, 2014: This year you are likely to encounter an obstacle or two, especially when dealing with personal or domestic issues. Finding a meeting point in conflicts could be difficult, as you and others say one thing but mean another. If you are single, you could meet someone quite significant to your life before the end of summer 2015. If you are attached, the two of you act like two peas in a pod. You might make a major change in how you structure your lives together. ARIES knows how to trigger you. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH If you wake up with a battle cry in your head, know that you probably were in the midst of a power play for control in your dreams. As a result, you might react quickly when encountering a similar situation today. Tonight: Happily focus on the better parts of your life. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHH It is always good to listen to your inner voice to see which direction you should head in. You might feel pushed by a powerful person in your life. You could become irritated and confused as a result. Tonight: Postpone what you can for as long as you can. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHHYou’ll blissfully walk into a situation that might be more intense than you had expected. If you use logic to sort out the real issue, productive conversations are likely to
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DEAR ABBY: I’m a single mom. My child’s father has refused to take any responsibility since before the baby was born. I never cut ties because I’m sure my son will someday long for and want to know his real father. Even though he renounced his responsibility, he took it back and said he’d try to be there for my child. We are geographically many miles apart, and I no longer expect or hope for any possibility of a reconciliation — which is fine. I just never wanted to seem like someone who has been dumped, so I reason that we’re cool. Abby, he never calls to ask how our child is. What should I do? Should I cut ties with him forever, or must I continue to be the one to message him informing him about the milestones? Should I keep this connection going or let it go? — CONFUSED SINGLE MOM, YOKOHAMA, JAPAN DEAR CONFUSED: A man who “tries” to be responsible for his children pays at least token child support to ensure that they are fed, clothed and educated. Nowhere in your letter did you indicate that your child’s father has done that —
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