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THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2015 Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

Vol. 45, Issue 84

Question How do you feel about the low price of oil? n I’m worried about the negative impact on the state budget. n I’m happy about the positive impact on my personal budget. n I have a mixed opinion.

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AGDC dismissals draw concerns Walker removes three from board; lawmakers worried about project delays By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press

JUNEAU — Two Republican lawmakers are questioning whether the removal of three board members from an organization expected to play a key role in Alaska natural gas pipeline projects will delay the group’s work. Reps. Mike Chenault and Mike

Hawker led legislative efforts to create the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. In a release Wednesday, they said they were concerned that Gov. Bill Walker’s shake-up of the board — which included instructing two state commissioners on the panel not to sign confidentiality agreements — could delay the group’s efforts. “It’s going to be hard to replace the

60 years of knowledge that these three board members bring, and in particular, the expertise of Dick Rabinow, who is the only board member to have actual gas line construction experience under his belt,” Chenault, R-Nikiski, and the Alaska House speaker, said. Walker said he doesn’t foresee a disruption. Late Tuesday, Walker’s office an-

nounced that Walker had removed three of the board’s five public members: Rabinow, Drue Pearce and Al Bolea. All five members were appointed by Walker’s predecessor, Republican Sean Parnell. Walker told The Associated Press he wants Alaskans on the board, as well as greater geographic representation. He

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JUNEAU (AP) — Two Alaska state representatives plan to reintroduce separate bills that would make it illegal to discriminate based on sexual orientation. KTOO reports former Juneau Rep. Beth Kerttula, a Democrat, introduced the same bill in 2011 and 2013. Rep. Cathy Munoz, a Juneau Republican, was a co-sponsor in 2013. Munoz is hopeful the bill will carry more weight with her Republican majority colleagues this time. Rep. Andy Josephson, an Anchorage Democrat, says in a release he also will sponsor legislation that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Josephson is also sponsoring an amendment to the state constitution to legalize gay marriage in Alaska. A federal court in October struck down Alaska’s former constitutional amendment banning samesex marriage, but an appeal is pending.

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Proposed task force would look for local solutions By DAN BALMER Peninsula Clarion

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Nearly 100 people gathered for dinner and to hear Alaska LNG project manager Steve Butt speak during the first day of the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District’s Industry Outlook forum. The second and final day of the forum will feature speakers from area utilities, Alaska’s Department of Natural Resources, Cook Inlet gas producers and explorers, local legislators and economists at the Old Carrs Mall in Kenai.

A healthy economy Dena’ina Wellness Center part of industry forum focus By IAN FOLEY Peninsula Clarion

The impact that the Kenaitze Indian Tribe’s Dena’ina Wellness Center has had on the tribe and the Kenai Peninsula community was described at the Industry Outlook Forum in Kenai on Wednesday. The session marked the first time the Kenaitze Indian Tribe spoke at the annual forum, which is attended by representatives of various industries including oil, gas and mining. Speaking on behalf of the tribe, Jaylene Peterson-Nyren, executive director of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, said that

‘Economically, we have brought a lot to the community.’ — Jaylene Peterson-Nyren, executive director, Kenaitze Indian Tribe while most of the other speakers were from oil, gas and mining backgrounds, the Kenaitze Indian Tribe deserved to be at the forum.

“Economically, we have brought a lot to the community,” Peterson-Nyren said. The Dena’ina Wellness Center had its grand opening in Old Town Kenai in June 2014. It provides an array of services including medical, behavioral and wellness programs. The project was aided by numerous grants, sponsors and the Indian Health Service Joint Venture Award. The award provides the Dena’ina Wellness Center $10 million annually for a minimum of 20 years. Peterson-Nyren said the Dena’ina Wellness Center may have been possible without the IHS Award, but it probably See FORUM, page A-8

For its first meeting of 2015 on Tuesday, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly put into practice new legislative procedures to help improve efficiency and discussed the rising cost of health care. With seven ordinances up for public hearing, four were moved to the consent agenda and passed unanimously without discussion. Among them were two ordinances that confirm refunds to property owners in the Bayshore and Funny River West Subdivisions Utility Special Assessment Districts for the installation of a gas line. An ordinance to purchase replacement fluoroscopy equipment for $438,713 and an appropriation of $24,427.25 from the U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service for the Coastal Impact Assistance Program were also enacted. At the Nov. 25, 2014 meeting, the assembly passed an ordinance, sponsored by Assembly President Dale Bagley, See HEALTH, page A-8

Three arrested in Soldotna council ready theft of log splitter By DAN BALMER Peninsula Clarion

Three men were arrested near Kasilof on Jan. 2, hours after a man reported a theft from his property, which had been witnessed by his neighbor. The neighbor told Alaska State Troopers he was awakened at 2 a.m. by two vehicles on Covenant’s Circle off Tote Road and saw one truck pulling a log splitter thought to have belonged to his neighbor. The log splitter is valued at $2,500. The eyewitness followed the two vehicles to Cardwell Road off the Sterling Highway, according to a trooper affidavit. After finding tire tracks and shoe prints on Covenant’s Circle, troopers responded to a residence on Cardwell Road and came in contact with four

men — David Beaupre, 26, of Nikiski, Tanner Comoza, 26, of Sterling, Joey Comoza, 37, of Kasilof, and Neka Pannick, 32, of Anchorage. Outside the residence, troopers first approached Tanner Comoza who provided a false name and was initially released. Troopers then talked with Beaupre who was texting while sitting in the driver’s seat of a white Ford F-150 that matched the description given by the neighbor. Beaupre also provided a false name and denied knowledge of the log splitter that was directly in front of the truck. He told troopers he was sitting in the vehicle to warm up, but was not driving it. The trooper smelled an odor of alcohol on his breath and Beaupre provided a breath See THEFT, page A-8

for challenges ahead By KELLY SULLIVAN Peninsula Clarion

The Soldotna City Council is headed into the 2015 year with financial uncertainties and pending legislative changes. Council members agree their priorities and concentration will be directed to the potential adoption of a homerule law charter, and how to accomplish operations with minimal funding from the state, which is facing a year of tight budgeting. Council member Linda Murphy said it is a very real possibility Soldotna may not receive any supplemental resources for city projects and maintenance. C




“The state may not have a capital budget this year,” Murphy said. “We will have to look at our wish list, look at what we can do and what we will have to defer.” Mayor Nels Anderson said the city has remained functional under financial constraints in the past. Some projects may have to be put on hold, or other alternative revenue sources needs to be explored. Despite uncertainties, he is confident the city can continue running efficiently, Anderson said. Funding for summer construction has already been properly allocated, Anderson said. “Beyond that it may be

kind of gray what we can get done,” Anderson said. While the council identified an expansion to the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex as its top capital project for the fiscal year 2016, the project may not receive any immediate action, Murphy said. Council member Keith Baxter said the council will likely continue to flush out plans for the project, so when funds are available they can take action. “Nothing has as much unified support at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex expansion,” Baxter said. The council is also in the middle of allocating funding and approving steps for See CITY, page A-8





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AccuWeather 5-day forecast for Kenai-Soldotna

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Periods of snow this morning

Cloudy, showers of rain and snow

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24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. 0.00" Month to date ........................... Trace Normal month to date ............. 0.23" Year to date .............................. Trace Normal year to date ................. 0.23" Record today ................. 0.32" (1954) Record for Jan. ............. 3.03" (1980) Record for year ............ 27.09" (1963) Snowfall 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. .. 0.0" Month to date ........................... Trace Season to date ............................ 7.7"

Valdez Kenai/ 34/31 Soldotna Homer

Dillingham 41/34

Juneau 32/28

National Extremes

Kodiak 46/39

Sitka 46/36

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High yesterday Low yesterday

87 at Fillmore, Calif. -33 at Poplar, Mont.

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Ketchikan 45/35

48 at Annette and Metlakatla -42 at Northway

Today’s Forecast

(Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation)

Lake-effect snow will shift northward today as a swath of snow moves eastward over the Upper Midwest. Snow will fall over the northern Rockies. The East will remain cold, while the West stays warm.

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High ............................................... 16 Low .................................................. 6 Normal high .................................. 25 Normal low ...................................... 8 Record high ....................... 41 (2001) Record low ....................... -38 (1952)

Anchorage 30/27

Bethel 32/28

Cold Bay 33/29


Fairbanks 7/2

Talkeetna 30/27 Glennallen 2/-4

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Full Feb 3

Unalaska 37/34

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Today’s activity: Moderate Where: Auroral activity will be moderate. Weather permitting, displays will be visible overhead from Barrow to as far south as Talkeetna and visible low on the horizon as far south as Bethel, Soldotna and southeast Alaska.


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Anaktuvuk Pass 2/-2

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Gardner seeks to protect education funding JUNEAU (AP) — The Alaska Senate’s new minority leader said she will call it a win if education is not cut during the upcoming legislative session. Sen. Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, said there is no way lawmakers will be able to cut the state’s budget to offset the multibillion-dollar budget deficits projected for this year and next. She said in the current climate, there will not be funding increases. Democrats in recent years pushed for increases in the perpupil funding formula, known as the base-student allocation. Some Republicans balked, saying they wanted greater ac-

countability for school spending and improvements within the system. Education became a sticking point during the last session, with lawmakers going into overtime to craft a compromise for additional funding and changes within the public education system. Some Democrats criticized the measure as a flop. Gov. Bill Walker and lawmakers face a tough task ahead, with oil prices in the tank. Alaska relies heavily on oil revenues to fund the operations of state government. Walker has asked state agencies to look for cuts and pos-

sible changes in how services can be delivered. He also has asked the public to weigh in with budget ideas. Gardner said legislators should similarly reach out to Alaskans. Dealing with the budget situation will be a top priority for the five-member minority caucus, she said. “We have to start a big statewide conversation and make sure all Alaskans understand it’s not just a spending issue, it’s a revenue issue,” she said. “We cannot cut the budget enough to meet our needs at this point.” She also said the budget problem won’t be solved this

year. Other caucus priorities include supporting Walker’s push to expand Medicaid coverage in Alaska, something Democratic lawmakers previously backed, and working on “human rights issues,” such as legislation that would add sexual orientation to the state’s anti-discrimination statute, the Juneau Empire reported. At least two House lawmakers, Republican Rep. Cathy Munoz of Juneau, and Democratic Rep. Andy Josephson of Anchorage, have announced plans for similar bills, which Gardner said indicates support for the issue.

Astronomers say Earth has some near-twins By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer

WASHINGTON — Earth has a few more near-twin planets outside our solar system, tantalizing possibilities in the search for extraterrestrial life. Astronomers announced Tuesday that depending on definitions, they have confirmed three or four more planets that are about the same size as Earth and are in the not-too-hot, nottoo-cold “Goldilocks Zone” for liquid water to form. These planets are likely to be rocky like Earth, and not gas giants or ice worlds. They get about the same heat from their star as we get from the sun, according to the latest results from NASA’s planet hunting Kepler telescope. But don’t book your flights yet. They may be close to Earth in size and likely temperature in the gargantuan scale of the universe, but they aren’t quite close enough for comfort. Consider two of the new planets, the nearest to Earth discovered to date. If they have atmospheres similar to Earth’s — a big if — one would be a toasty 140 some degrees and the other would hover around zero, said study lead author Guillermo Torres, an astronomer at the C




Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Life conceivably could evolve and adapt to those temperatures, he said. Oh, and they aren’t actually within commuting distance of Earth. Those two are 500 and 1,100 light years away; a light year is 5.9 trillion miles. What’s important, said SETI Institute astronomer Douglas Caldwell, a study co-author who presented the findings at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Seattle, is that astronomers are a bit closer to finding twins of Earth and answering the age-old question: Are we alone? “These planets do exist; we didn’t know that before,” Torres said in a phone interview from Cambridge, Massachusetts. “What we’re really looking for is signs of life eventually. We’re not there yet. It will take many years but this is the first step.” Torres’ team confirmed earlier discoveries and added new ones, bringing the total known number of planets that are no bigger than twice Earth’s size and in the habitable temperature zone to eight or nine. But that’s only from a short search of a small part of our galaxy, so Torres believes that Earth-like planets are common throughout the cosmos, though he cannot

prove it yet. Torres likes to include one planet that would bump the new findings from three to four, but Caldwell said that planet may or may not be habitable. It doesn’t matter much. “We do not need to talk about the one or two exoplanets that could be like Earth, we are finding so many,” said Lisa Kaltenegger, director of Cornell University’s Pale Blue Dot Institute. She wasn’t part of the study. Torres and Caldwell highlighted the two new planets that are closest in size to Earth. The closest, called Kepler 438-b, is

only 12 percent larger than Earth and gets about 40 percent more energy from its star than we do from the sun, so it would probably be warmer, Torres said. It tightly circles a small cooler red star with its year lasting only 35 Earth days and the sun in its sky would be red, not yellow. It may hot, but “there are bacteria on Earth that live very comfortably in those temperatures, no problem,” Torres said. The other, Kepler 442-b, is about 34 percent bigger than Earth but gets only two-thirds of the energy from its sun as we do, Torres said.

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Silver closed............ 16.55 +0.02 Dow Jones avg..... 17,584.52 +212.88 NASDAQ................4,650.47 +57.73 S&P 500................2,025.90 +23.29 Stock prices provided by the Kenai Peninsula Edward Jones offices.

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Peninsula Clarion, Thursday, January 8, 2015

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. 8:30 a.m. • TOPS AK No. 220 Kasilof weigh-in at CES Station 6, 58260 Sterling Highway. Meeting starts at 9 a.m. Call 262-7319 or 2523436. 10 a.m. • TOPS AK No. 164 Soldotna weigh-in at First Baptist Church, 159 S. Binkley. Meeting starts at 11 a.m. Call 262-7339. • Narcotics Anonymous PJ Meeting, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Unit 71, Kenai. Noon • Alcoholics Anonymous recovery group at 11312 Kenai Spur Highway Suite 71 in the old Carrs Mall in Kenai. Call 262-1917. 12:30 p.m. • The local chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society meets at Heritage Place in Soldotna, 232 Rockwell Ave. Call Terrie Butcher at 907-756-1282 or Tim Reed at 907-252-0432. 5:30 p.m. • Free Seated Zumba Gold at the Kenai Senior Center. New participants, active older adults, and chair-bound or limited mobility participants are encouraged. 6 p.m. • Family Story Time (PreK and up) at the Soldotna Public Library in the Children’s Area. Bring the whole family out to listen to stories and sing songs. Younger and older siblings are always welcome with adult supervision. Call 262-4227. • AA Step Sisters women’s meeting at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, O’Neill Hall, 222 W. Redoubt, Soldotna. Call 262-2304. • TOPS AK 20, Soldotna, weigh-in at Christ Lutheran Church, 128 North Soldotna Avenue, Soldotna. Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Call 262-1557. • Celebrate Recovery, Midnight Son Seventh-day Adventist church on the corner of Swires Rd. and Kenai Spur Hwy in Kenai. Dinner is at 6 p.m.; Recovery Lesson at 6:30 p.m.; Open Share groups at 7:15 p.m. Email or call 260-3292. 7 p.m. • Narcotics Anonymous Support Group “Dopeless Hope Fiends,” 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Unit 71, Kenai. • Square dance group at Ninilchik Senior Center. • Alcoholics Anonymous “Unity Men’s Group” meets downstairs the Salvation Army building in Soldotna. 8 p.m. • AA Attitude of Gratitude at URS Club, 405 Overland Drive. Call 283-3777. • AA North Roaders Group at North Star Methodist Church, Mile 25.5 Kenai Spur Highway. Call 242-9477. • Alcoholics Anonymous Ninichick support group at United Methodist Church, 15811 Sterling Highway, Ninilchik. Call 907-567-3574. The Community Calendar lists recurring events and meetings of local organizations. To have your event listed, email organization name, day or days of meeting, time of meeting, place, and a contact phone number to

SpaceX launch, rocket landing rescheduled





CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX will try again Saturday to launch a load of groceries and other supplies to the International Space Station. The first attempt was halted Tuesday at the last minute because of a problem with the Falcon rocket. The delivery was supposed to occur before Christmas, but was delayed twice in mid-December. Once the Dragon capsule is on its way, SpaceX will try to land the first-stage booster rocket on a platform floating in the Atlantic. No one has ever pulled off such a touchdown. SpaceX is one of two private companies that NASA is using to help keep the space station stocked. The last shipment attempt by Orbital Sciences Corp. ended in an explosion seconds after liftoff from Virginia in October. Saturday’s launch time is 4:47 a.m. EST.

Peninsula Clarion death notice and obituary guidelines: The Peninsula Clarion strives to report the deaths of all current and former Peninsula residents. Notices should be received within three months of the death. We offer two types of death reports: Pending service/Death notices: Brief notices listing full name, age, date and place of death; and time, date and place of service. These are published at no charge. Obituaries: The Clarion charges a fee to publish obituaries. Obituaries are prepared by families, funeral homes, crematoriums, and are edited by our staff according to newspaper guidelines. Obituaries up to 300 words are charged $50, which includes a one-year online guest book memoriam to on Legacy. com. Obituaries up to 500 words are charged $100, which also includes the one-year online guest book memoriam. Tax is not included. All charges include publication of a black and white photo. Obituaries outside these guidelines are handled by the Clarion advertising department. How to submit: Funeral homes and crematoriums routinely submit completed obituaries to the newspaper. Obituaries may also be submitted directly to the Clarion, online at, or by mail to: Peninsula Clarion, P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, Alaska, 99611. Pre-payment must accompany all submissions not already handled by a funeral home or crematorium. Deadlines: Submissions for Tuesday – Friday editions must be received by 2 p.m. the previous day. Submissions for Sunday and Monday editions must be received by 3 p.m. Friday. We do not process obituaries on Saturdays or Sundays unless submitted by funeral homes or crematoriums. Obituaries are placed on a space-available basis, prioritized by dates of local services. Copyright: All death notices and obituaries become property of the Clarion and may not be republished in any format. For more information, call the Clarion at 907-283-7551.

Around the Peninsula Junior Achievement Raffle tickets available


A brief annual meeting to approve the 2015 budget and elect board members will precede the program at 6:50 p.m. Refreshments and most of the time, door prizes. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call Marion Nelson, 283-4632.

The Kenai Junior Achievement Committee has put together a raffle fundraiser for the 2014-15 school year. Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. Tickets are $10 each and all proceeds benefit Junior Achievement programs on the Kenai Peninsula. Winning tickets will be drawn on March, 21, 2015 at the Kenai River Brown Bears hockey game. You need not be present to win. First place is $1,000, Second place is $600 and third place is $400. To purchase tickets, please contact Janet Johnson at or 907-257-1669 or Renee Rybak at or 907-395-4505.

To help you achieve your fitness goals in 2015 the Central Peninsula Change Club is offering a series called Try It Once. The first class is “Lap Swimming for Fitness,” to be held Jan. 20, 6-8 p.m., at the Nikiski Pool. This one-time class for beginners will teach you the basics of swimming for fitness including designing an effective workout, and pool etiquette. Cost is $10 per person and limited to 15 participants. Goggles and swim caps will be provided. Contact Cooperative Extension Service at 262-5824 to register or for more information. Registration deadline is January 15.

Book club meets at Soldotna library

AMSEA offers class in Homer

Outside The Box Book Club (Book Club For Adults) on Saturday at 4 p.m., in the Community Room. January is National Hobby Month. The book club is reading the book “WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE?: A Personal Journey into the Heart of Fanatical Passion in America.” Come for a discussion on hobbyists in America and how to start your own hobby.

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association will offer a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Worshop in Homer on Jan. 17 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Best Western Bidarka Inn, 575 Sterling highway. Instructor Chris Lopez will cover cold-water survival skills, EPIRBS, flares, and maydays; man-overboard recovery and firefighting; immersion suits and PFDs; emergency drills, helicopter rescue, life rafts, and abandon ship procedures. The workshop meets the training requirements for documented commercial fishing vessels operating beyond the federal boundary line. It is offered to commercial fishermen at no cost, thanks to support from the U.S. Coast Guard, the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community,and Economic Development (DCCED) and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). To register or get more information, contact AMSEA in Sitka at (907) 7473287 or

Woodturners to meet The Kenai Peninsula Woodturners Chapter will hold its meeting at 1 p.m. this next Saturday at the woodturning shop in the log building at Mile 100 on the Sterling Highway, just a few miles south of Soldotna where Echo Lake Road meets the highway. There will be a wood turning demonstration. Visitors are always welcome. Questions? Call 801-543-9122.

Cure cabin fever with craft extravaganza

‘Try it once’ with Change Club

Peninsula Take-a-Break is sponsoring a “Cabin Fever Craft Tickets to go on sale for Hospice Extravaganza” on Saturday from 1-4 p.m. at the Christ Lu- wine tasting event theran Church in Soldotna. Learn a new craft project with Hospice of the Central Peninsula presents its Winter Wine hands-on demonstrations. Door prizes and a tea party will also Taste Event on Feb. 14 at the Fireweed Fellowship Hall at the be featured. For further information call Linda at 262-4996 or Catholic Church in Soldotna at 6:30 pm Tickets will go on sale Deanna at 398-630l. There is no charge for this event. starting Jan. 5 at the Hospice office. The evening will be filled with many gourmet appetizers and dessert along with paired Garden club looks at ‘Agriculture to Art’ wines for each course. If you would like to volunteer to help Central Peninsula Garden Club’s presents “Agriculture to the evening of the event or would like to donate an item for the Art” by Lee Coray-Ludden, president of the AK Natural Fiber auctions, contact Hospice. Call Mary Green at 398-1600 or call Business, at its program Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Cook Inlet the Hospice office at 262-0453 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. MondayThursday for more information. Aquaculture Building, Mile 16.5 Kalifornsky Beach Road. Lee and others in the local fiber group, have raised awareness of growing various fiber producing animals, fiber products, Orthopedic talks offered and the unique processes involved. She will share information Kenai Peninsula Orthopaedics and Dr. Henry Krull will ofabout the local group’s diversity, the role growing animal feed fer a series of free community orthopedic talks monthly at the of all kinds plays in the quality of the fiber and their many KPO office, 291 N. Fireweed Street in Soldotna. Talks are from activities. She will also bring fiber examples including one of 5:30-6:30 pm The schedule includes: Jan. 15 — Snowmachine her little goat kids. Learn more about gardening and the fiber safety; Feb. 12 — Minimally-invasive orthopedic surgery. producing process.

Drones must learn to navigate populated areas By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ AP Business Writer

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — For drones to make it to the big time, they will need to learn to get around in towns and cities — without falling on car hoods or crashing into pedestrians. Technology has advanced to the point where hobbyists can fly the unmanned aircraft with their iPhones. But nobody has yet developed a successful system for the devices to sense and avoid other objects like trees, streetlights, buildings and even other drones. That ability to be fully autonomous will be critical before legions of drones can buzz over our neighborhoods. Similar technology does exist. Commercial jets, for instance, are able to detect other planes in the sky and warn pilots of mountains in their path. The problem is how to make the detection system small, light and cheap enough to work on drones. Military drone-maker Aurora Flight Sciences, of Manassas, Virginia, is trying to tackle the challenge using echolocation, which sends out sound waves and detects the echo reflected by obstacles. It’s similar to sonar on a submarine or the way bats fly around in the dark. Other companies are using optical sensors to search for obstacles. But those systems have challenges, including not working well in darkness or fog. Researchers around the world — both academics and

at private companies — are trying to overcome the problem. In the United States, much of the work is being done at six government-approved drone test sites, all of which are connected with universities. They are among the few spots in the country where unmanned aircraft can be legally flown to test what works and what doesn’t. “This is a large sandbox right now,” says Ahmed Mahdy, a computer science professor at Texas A&M University’s Corpus Christi campus, one of the test site operators. One of his students is tacking a related problem: What happens if a drone needs to make an emergency landing? His solution combines image recognition and tracking software that would allow drones to identify the big letter H — in a circle — that’s used to signal helicopter landing pads. If a drone loses contact with its controller over a big city, it would presumably be safe to land on a helipad. Autonomous drones might work for some situations, but many uses will still need human pilots. Mahdy’s classroom — really a warehouse-like lab space — lets students test ways to ease the job of those humans. One is experimenting with using brainwaves to fly the aircraft, though it seems to take too much effort. The pilot requires a lot of training, must focus entirely on flight commands and gets easily exhausted. College junior Amiz





D’Austri has modified an Oculus headset to let him control a drone. The device — which looks like ski goggles with a small TV screen blocking the view — is normally used to put video game players into the action, creating an augmented reality. D’Austri has customized the headset and placed a camera on the drone, allowing him to fly the aircraft with just slight head movements. All he sees through the goggles is a real-time view from the drone. A few desks over, sophomore Christopher Rios puts

on a pair of Google Glass and demonstrates one option. “OK glass, take off,” he says as a small drone with four rotors takes off. Rios tilts his head forward slightly and the drone advances. He then tilts to the left and the drone moves to the left. A small screen within the glasses feeds him live video from a tiny camera on the drone. Then he shows off: “OK glass, flip.” On cue, the drone turns upside down. Then, with three words — “OK glass, land” — the flight is over.

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What Others Say

Say no to an Aleutian Islands sanctuary Hands off the Aleutian Islands.

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility submitted a nomination to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for a marine sanctuary around the islands in December. It is supported by environmental groups, including some in Alaska, according to Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski. The idea is to protect 554,000 square nautical miles against “growing threats” from overfishing, oil and gas development, and increased shipping. NOAA will review the nomination. If it is accepted, it would be placed in NOAA’s inventory of areas that might later be proposed as marine sanctuaries. If the nomination made it to that point, then public input would take place. While that could take a long while, the environmental groups are hoping to draw this proposal to President Obama’s attention — undoubtedly hoping for a national monument designation. But this might well lead to the prohibition of offshore oil and gas leasing, regulating transit merchant shipping and expanding protections for endangered species. If Obama and the federal government responds as the groups desire, then this would be another example of the overreach for which the feds are already criticized. These types of actions fail to involve and honestly consider local and state input. Alaskans should be aware of this sanctuary possibility, and oppose it from the beginning — now. — Ketchikan Daily News, Jan. 6

How do we respond to threats, attacks?

A brutal, cowardly attack Wednesday on the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo — famous for its blistering cartoons — left 12 people dead. In the aftermath, we in free Western societies have to ask ourselves: What kind of world are we going to live in? Will we allow the intolerant radical Islamic bullies to decide for us what we can read and what we can’t? How do we respond? As an editorial cartoonist working in a small Southern town in America — Augusta, Ga., — it’s easy for me to feel insulated from the attacks 4,000 miles away. But we live in a global society, and this attack hit me on a personal level. I was fortunate enough this past fall to travel to Paris and to a little town called St.-Just-le-Martel in the French countryside, where the townsfolk throw an annual bash celebrating France’s long love affair with the art of cartooning, illustration and caricature. It’s a wonderful event, and it’s clear that the French people love their cartoonists and their art. They crowd in by the hundreds to meet the artists and maybe get their caricatures drawn. It was there that I was fortunate enough to meet one of the victims in this latest attack, cartoonist Georges Wolinski, by all accounts a rock star in France. Like all the artists there, he was funny, pleasant and gracious with his time. For him and the other 11 innocents to die in this way is beyond appalling. This is not just an attack on Charlie Hebdo, but an attack on all of us who hold “My phone’s been blowing up.” — Shanie McCowen, who owns a wedding planning company dear the values of freedom of expression, in Boca Raton, Florida, on the number of inquiries she has got- no matter where we live. Charlie Hebdo is ten since gay marriage became legal in the Sunshine State.


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Another of the dead, Stephane Charbonnier, the publishing director and one of the cartoonists, was under special high-profile protection, according to The Daily Telegraph of London. The Telegraph quotes Charbonnier’s attorney as saying, “The threats were constant. It was frightening.” Yet Charbonnier persisted, refusing to give in to fear. In the end it cost him his life. As we enter the futuristically-sounding year of 2015, we should be focused on the bigger issues of peace, hunger and poverty, and how to address them with all the technological marvels at our disposal. Yet Western civilization instead is engaged in a culture clash with a culture that’s stuck in the 7th century, bent on oppressing women and imposing its suffocating religious views on the rest of the globe. Our freedoms are at risk, plain and simple. The question again is: How do we respond? Will we cower at the threats of backward, hooded radicals? Or will we, like the brave editors and cartoonists of Charlie Hebdo, press on, speak our minds and say what needs to be said? So, how will I respond? I will go back to my drawing board and try to make sense of this ridiculous and senseless vicious assault on my friends and colleagues an ocean away. Under constant threat of death, Charbonnier was quoted in the French newspaper LeMonde as saying, “I would rather die standing than live on my knees.” That’s seems like a good place to start.

irreverent, anti-religious and occasionally vulgar. The writers and cartoonists routinely anger many of its readers. Most notably, in 2007, it reprinted the Prophet Muhammad cartoons that were first published in a Danish newspaper that so outraged the Muslim community. In 2011, Charlie Hebdo “invited” Muhammad to be guest editor and showcased a caricature of him on the cover. Since then, it’s been reported that several of the editors and cartoonists have lived with constant death threats. For every cartoonist I have ever met, these occupations are not just jobs — they are lifelong obsessions. I know I have never considered cartooning a life-threatening career. But this is the world we live in now — where hooded gunmen murder journalists and cartoonists in cold blood because they are angered by the printed word and a published drawing. How do we respond? It would be much easier — and safer — to shut up, put the pen down and walk away, hopefully angering nobody. The editors and cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo certainly could have done that at the first sign of trouble. The offices were under constant police protection. One Rick McKee is an editorial cartoonist of the slain was a police officer on duty. for the Augusta (Georgia) Chronicle.

General aviation helps farms, businesses soar

“At his core, he was a philosopher. He was a poet. He was an advocate. He was a crusader. Mario Cuomo was the keynote speaker for our better angels.” Alaska is known for many things, the — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in eulogizing his father, a three-term chief executive of the Empire State. vast array of wildlife, breathtaking vistas, hunting, fishing and other recreational ac“It’s actually sad, to be honest. It’s sad. People I admired are tivities. But many people may not think of the peony flower when they think of Alasnot going in with me.” — Pitcher Pedro Martinez, elected to baseball’s Hall of ka. The truth is that the peony is a highly Fame, on steroids-tainted stars Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, sought after commercial flower with a very Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa, who again fell far short of the limited growing season. Peony flowers revotes needed for enshrinement in Cooperstown. quire highly specific environmental conditions and Alaska is the only region in the world that is currently producing peonies between the months of July and September, a time when many of these flowers are  By GARRY TRUDEAU sought for weddings. This has given Alaska a unique advantage and the industry is expanding on a daily basis. My company, Alaska Peony Distributors, LLC provides post-harvest services including processing, marketing, sales, transportation and storage services to the growing peony industry here in Alaska. We have a distribution network that supports 25 plus farms and covers a service area of over 7300 square miles. These farms are spread far apart and they often have little to no roadway access. In fact, according to the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities, roughly 82% of Alaska’s communities are inaccessible by road. The highway system in Alaska is also limited, and the added hurdles of summer tourist traffic and weather can make our trips an all day endeavor. For our work, a trip that could take 10 hours by truck can be accomplished in under an hour with the use of air transportation. Fast response times are vital in this industry. When a farm has reached cooler capacity for its current harvest, we can send a twin-engine Piper Navajo or any other suitable airplane to immediately transport the flowers to our refrigerated processing facility near Wasilla Airport. This process allows the farming, shipping and storage process to operate at maximum efficiency during the growing season.   General aviation gives us the potential to expand peony farming to far flung lo-

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Representative Don Young are part of the General Aviation Caucus. oices These are excellent steps forward, I hope we can build on them and continue to of spread awareness about this valuable form of transportation. laska Mike Williams is the managing partner M ike Williams of Alaska Peony Distributors, LLC and a member of the Alliance for Aviation Across cations like Bethel, Dillingham, Kodiak, America. Copper River Valley or any other Alaskan location with a suitable microclimate for growing peonies. Across Alaska, the story is the same — E-mail: general aviation helps companies to reach Write: Fax: far-off markets, transport goods, supplies and Peninsula Clarion 907-283-3299 staff and make multiple stops in one day. The P.O. Box 3009 Questions? Call: Kenai, AK 99611 907-283-7551 use of general aviation is also critical for the delivery of healthcare services in our state. For example, Blood Bank of Alaska relies The Peninsula Clarion welcomes heavily on general aviation aircraft to transletters and attempts to publish all port blood to remote communities across those received, subject to a few Alaska, and these aircraft are also used for guidelines: disaster relief and law enforcement. n All letters must include the writer’s Here in Alaska, luckily, people tend to name, phone number and address. realize the incredible value of general avian Letters are limited to 500 words tion to the state. Unfortunately, there are and may be edited to fit available many that still don’t appreciate the numerspace. Letters are run in the order ous benefits that this form of transportation they are received. can provide, particularly outside of our n Letters addressed specifically to vast state. The President’s budget proposal another person will not be printed. from earlier this year includes a $100 per n Letters that, in the editor’s judgflight fee that would unfortunately negament, are libelous will not be tively impact the numerous businesses, printed. farms and organizations that rely on genn The editor also may exclude leteral aviation for their work. ters that are untimely or irrelevant Despite this, I am pleased to see that our to the public interest. local elected officials in Alaska have made n Short, topical poetry should be the effort to recognize the benefits of gensubmitted to Poet’s Corner and will eral aviation and local airports. Recently, not be printed on the Opinion page. Governor Sean Parnell declared September n Submissions from other publica“General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In tions will not be printed. addition, Mayor Jon Eberhart of Fairbanks n Applause letters should recognize and Mayor Dan Sullivan of Anchorage both public-spirited service and contribudeclared September “General Aviation Aptions. Personal thank-you notes will preciation Month.” It is also encouraging not be published. to see that Senator Lisa Murkowski and



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Nation & World Around the World Official says VA hospital shooter was medically retired Army soldier WASHINGTON — A U.S. official says the alleged shooter who killed a doctor at a West Texas veterans’ clinic Tuesday was a retired Army solider. The official says the gunman was medically retired from the Army in 2007, and left at the rank of specialist. The shooter, 50, received an honorable discharge from the military. The FBI was interviewing hundreds of potential witnesses Wednesday to determine the motive for the shooting. The gunman was also shot dead in the Tuesday afternoon incident at the El Paso Veterans Affairs Health Care System clinic on Fort Bliss. The official said the doctor was a psychologist at the clinic. The official was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. so spoke on condition of anonymity.

Even if Congress approves Keystone pipeline, project could be delayed by Nebraska court OMAHA, Neb. — The Republican-led Congress appears ready to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but no matter what actions are taken in Washington, the entire 1,179mile project could be delayed until Nebraska signs off on the route. After several years of intense debate, the routing process is before the Nebraska Supreme Court, and depending on how the justices rule, months or years could pass before construction begins in that state. Even if approval comes from Washington and the high court, opponents are looking for new ways to block the project, including filing a federal lawsuit on behalf of Native American tribes in Nebraska and South Dakota over the possible disruption of Indian artifacts. The court is considering whether an obscure agency known as the Nebraska Public Service Commission must review the pipeline before it can cross the state, one of six on the pipeline’s route. Gov. Dave Heineman gave the green light in 2013 without the involvement of the panel, which normally regulates telephones, taxis and grain bins.

9 measles cases linked to December visits to Disney theme parks in California





SANTA ANA, Calif. — Seven Californians and two people in Utah have confirmed cases of measles likely contracted on trips last month to Disney theme parks in California, state officials said Wednesday. Three more California residents are suspected of having measles in cases still under investigation. All patients with confirmed or suspected cases of the illness visited Disneyland or Disney California Adventure between Dec. 15 and Dec. 20, according to the state’s Department of Public Health. They likely got it at one of the parks then, officials said, adding people can be infectious with the airborne illness for nine days. Those infected range from 8 months to 21 years old. The seven Californians with confirmed cases are from five different areas of the state. Six were not vaccinated against the disease, including two who were too young to be vaccinated. Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the state’s Department of Public Health, urged anyone who might have been exposed to check with a doctor.

Terrorism, possible motive, being investigated in blast near Colorado NAACP office DENVER — The FBI is investigating the possibility that a homemade explosive set off near a Colorado NAACP office was a case of domestic terrorism. Investigators also are considering many other possible motives and have not determined whether the nation’s oldest civil rights organization was targeted, Denver FBI spokeswoman Amy Sanders said Wednesday. The blast happened at about 11 a.m. Tuesday outside a barbershop that shares a building with the NAACP’s Colorado Springs chapter, about an hour south of Denver. There were no injuries and only minor damage. While local chapter members said they were waiting for more information from law enforcement before drawing any conclusions, speculation washed across social media about whether the explosion was a hate crime. Sanders said investigators have not ruled out any possibilities. “We’re exploring any potential motive, and domestic terrorism is certainly one among many possibilities,” she said.

In Paris attack, clash of values on whether there should be limits to press freedom Two conflicting sides on whether there should be limits to the liberty of self-expression clashed violently Wednesday in a usually tranquil side street on the Right Bank of Paris. When it was over, a dozen people lay dead — including some of the most prominent political cartoonists and satirists in France, and the police officers assigned to protect them. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo mourned the slain as “martyrs of freedom, of freedom of the press, the pillar of democracy,” and called upon all freedom-loving people to hold a solemn march in their memory Thursday. On the other side of the Atlantic, President Barack Obama denounced an attack on the “values that we share with the French people — a universal belief in the freedom of expression.” “The fact that this was an attack on journalists, attack on our free press, also underscores the degree to which these terrorists fear freedom of speech and freedom of the press,” Obama said.

Arctic air grips wide swath of US; at least the Northeast isn’t getting buried in snow How cold is it across the U.S.? Too cool for school in many parts of the country. And so frigid in the Minnesota-St. Paul area that you could get frostbite in less time than it takes to buy car insurance. At least the Northeast isn’t getting clobbered with snow the way it was this time last year. A look at the blast of dangerously cold air that is dropping temperatures into the single digits and sending wind-chill readings below zero, even in the Deep South: WATCH THOSE FINGERS AND TOES! — The Associated Press


Police identify 3 suspects Planned, cold-blooded killings mark French newspaper attack By ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press

PARIS — Two heavily armed men in black, their faces hidden by ski masks, take down a police officer on a Paris sidewalk with a spray of bullets. One walks up to the victim, who is sprawled on the ground, and delivers a final shot to the officer’s head despite the arm raised in a final plea for mercy. The methodical, coldblooded killing before noon Wednesday marked the end of a massacre only minutes earlier in the offices of the satirical French weekly Charlie Hebdo that killed 12 people, including noted cartoonists and the wellknown newspaper editor and cartoonist Stephane Charbonnier, widely known as Charb. Eleven other people were wounded in the terror attack, four of them in critical condition, according to state prosecutor Francois Molins. The two men had opened fire twice on police patrols, one on bicycles, since the massacre minutes earlier, but injured no one. Then they ran into the doomed officer. After the point blank-range slaying, they calmly walked to their getaway car. The killers were heard crying “Allahu akbar!” — Arabic for “God is great!” — and saying they were avenging the Prophet of Islam after they attacked the weekly publication during an editorial meeting, a video shows. But no one has claimed responsibility. The professional military bearing of the attackers and reports that they spoke fluent French raised a host of questions. Were they hired guns acting on orders from some terror group? Or perhaps battle-hardened French jihadis returning

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French soldiers patrols at the Montparnasse railway station in Paris, France, Wednesday. France reinforced security at houses of worship, stores, media offices and transportation after masked gunmen stormed the offices of a French satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing at least 11 people before escaping, police and a witness said. The weekly has previously drawn condemnation from Muslims.

from Syria to fulfill France’s greatest fear? Late Wednesday, police identified three men, including two brothers, as suspects in the attack. One police official said the men had links to a Yemeni terrorist network. Witnesses of the attackers’ escape through Paris said one claimed allegiance to al-Qaida in Yemen. France raised its terror alert to maximum and President Francois Hollande vowed to “hunt them as long as necessary.” In a display of professional nonchalance, the two, bearing what looked like assault rifles, were caught in a chilling video

New Congress starts with old divisions Wednesday By ERICA WERNER Associated Press

WASHINGTON — House Republicans began the new Congress with old divisions on display Wednesday, bitter fallout from a failed rebellion against Speaker John Boehner. Boehner took swift action against two of the dissenters, knocking them from a key committee. But some of his allies demanded more, furious at the two dozen lawmakers who opposed the Ohioan in Tuesday’s speaker vote. In the process, the GOP is starting the year with party infighting instead of a unified challenge to President Barack Obama. “All of us think that they should have retribution,” Boehner loyalist Devin Nunes of California said of the rebels. “They put the conservative agenda at risk with their wanting to be on television and radio.” The dissidents warned of their own payback if Boehner does take further steps against them. “There’s going to be a fight,” said Rep. Louie Gohmert, RTexas, when asked what would happen if leaders retaliated against lawmakers who opposed Boehner’s re-election. “And it’s going to be real hard to bring the party together like they say they want to do.” The dispute proved a distraction as Congress convened under full GOP control for the first time in eight years. Republicans are pursuing an ambitious agenda including early votes on bills to advance the long-stalled Keystone XL pipeline and change the definition of full-time work under Obama’s health law from 30 hours a week to 40 hours a week. Obama has threatened to veto both measures. In one of its first acts, the House passed legislation Wednesday to renew the federal program that props up the

private market for insurance against terrorist attacks. And in the Senate, now under GOP control, new Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky pledged to cooperate with Obama where possible, on such issues as trade and tax reform, but to challenge him elsewhere. “The American people elected divided government. But that doesn’t mean they don’t want us to accomplish anything,” McConnell said. In the House, the divisions that mattered were within the GOP itself. Republicans began the day after Boehner’s election in a closed-door meeting where a series of lawmakers stood up to demand punishment for the speaker’s opponents. Others counseled caution, urging Boehner not to crack down and instead move forward and focus on policy issues. “I’d rather be magnanimous in victory,” said GOP Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina. For lawmakers less willing to move on, their frustration over the 25 dissenters — a historically high total for a speaker’s race — was about more than the failed attempt to take down Boehner. Disorganized and haphazard, the rebels never coalesced around an alternate candidate, instead spreading their votes among nine people, some of whom got just one or two votes. Yet the group included some of the same lawmakers who forced the government into a 16-day partial shutdown in the fall of 2013 in a failed effort to end Obama’s health care law, and who have repeatedly complicated leaders’ efforts to pass legislation on immigration, farm policy and other topics. Egged on by outside conservative groups, they’ve forced House leaders into embarrassing retreats on legislation and humiliations on the House floor. C




that showed them almost casually walking to a black Citroen parked between rental vehicles on the French capital’s busy Boulevard Richard Lenoir. Before slipping into the passenger seat, one bent down and retrieved a fallen object, tossing it inside. They drove away and, in a slip, hit another car as they headed to northern Paris, injuring that unsuspecting female driver, who reported seeing three of them, prosecutor Molins said. In a massive manhunt, French police used eyewitness accounts to trace the movements of the killers, who later abandoned their vehicle and

car-jacked a Renault Clio in the city’s northern 19th arrondissement, escaping once again. Molins said the Clio has not been found. Corinne Rey, an artist who spoke by phone with the French newspaper L’Humanite just after the attack, identified herself as the person who was forced to open the door of the building where Charlie Hebdo has its offices. She said she punched in the correct security code after she and her young daughter were “brutally threatened” by the masked gunmen. “They fired at Wolinski, Cabu .,” Rey said of the assault on the newspaper, naming two well-known French cartoonists. “It lasted five minutes. I hid under a desk.” She said they spoke French fluently and claimed they were from al-Qaida. Police union spokesman Christophe Crepin said the gunmen knew exactly whom they wanted to target at the newspaper. They “went straight for Charb and his police bodyguard, killing both immediately with automatic weapons, then firing on others,” he said. One witness to the pointblank slaying of the police officer said the attackers’ machinelike precision reflected what could only be prior experience with killing. “I think they were extremely well trained and they knew exactly down to the centimeter and even to the second what they had to do,” said the man, who lived across the street from where the police officer was killed. He asked The Associated Press not to publish his name for fear the killers could come back hunting for him.

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Winston declares for NFL draft amid conflict By KAREEM COPELAND Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has decided to enter the NFL draft. He announced his decision on the same day the woman who accused him of sexual assault filed a lawsuit against the school’s board of trustees. The 2013 Heisman Trophy winner said Wednesday he had decided to forgo his final two years of eligibility “after careful consideration and long thought.” Winston’s statement was released to ESPN by The Legacy Agency. Winston was the most successful quarterback in college football during the last two seasons, but also faced lengthy sexual assault investigations. He was not charged by police and was cleared by the university. In a lawsuit filed against the school’s board of trustees, the woman who accused him of sexual assault claimed the board had an unreasonable response to her accusations and created a hostile

educational environment for her. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages, including reimbursement for tuition, damages for emotional pain and suffering and loss of past and present earning and earning capacity. Representatives for the woman declined comment. Florida State president John Thrasher released a statement saying he is disappointed in the lawsuit, but the university looks forward to “addressing these meritless allegations in court.” The university has contended it took all the proper steps in fulfilling its Title IX obligations, and “FSU did everything the plaintiff asked for and that the assertions FSU shirked its Title IX obligations are false.” “In all, the University asked the plaintiff or her attorneys at least nine times over nearly 20 months to give a statement that would enable a Title IX investigation. FSU did not ignore the complainant or its obligations under Title IX,” Thrasher said in the statement. “The University’s victim advocates were at the plaintiff’s side

within hours of the encounter and continued meeting with or contacting her or her representatives at least 30 times over the ensuing year. Besides offering emotional support and arranging numerous academic accommodations on her behalf, they informed the plaintiff and her attorney five times about the right to pursue a student disciplinary action. The first was in December 2012--before the Athletics Department ever became aware of the allegation-and the last was in December 2013. “Florida State University does not tolerate sexual violence in any form, regardless of who the alleged perpetrator might be.” A key portion of the lawsuit is expected to center on when the university’s Title IX coordinator was alerted. Florida State previously said the only authorities aware of the incident before January 2013 were Tallahassee police, campus police and the Victims Advocate Program. The university said its Title IX officials didn’t become aware of the incident until November 2013, when contacted by the Tallahas-

see Police Department and that the woman was not made available for an interview with the school until Aug. 6, 2014. The woman’s lawyers have maintained that she was willing to talk throughout the process. In his two seasons, the Seminoles went 26-1 with Winston starting and won the 2014 national championship. “I reached this very difficult decision after careful consideration and long thought, realizing how difficult it would be to say goodbye to my family at Florida State,” Winston said. “I will always take pride in leading our team back to national prominence and am confident that my returning teammates will continue the success for many years to come.” Winston set the national freshman record with 40 touchdown passes while throwing for 4,057 yards and 10 interceptions en route to winning the title. His numbers dropped this season after losing his top two running backs, two starting receivers and his starting center. Winston threw for 3,907 yards with 25 touchdowns and 18 intercep-

tions in 2014. Winston is expected to be one of the first quarterbacks selected in the NFL draft, but faces questions about the off-field incidents. NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt said NFL teams will find out everything they need to know about Winston’s background from league security. Brandt helped build the Super Bowl-winning Dallas Cowboys as vice president of player personnel from 1960-89. “Initially, he’s going to get a grade and it’s going to be very good because he is a good player,” Brandt said. “They’ll look at the Notre Dame game and see all the unusual blitzes that they brought against him and what he did. They’ll look at the Louisville game where he threw three interceptions and knocks the ball loose from the interceptor and throws a touchdown pass the next play.” A state attorney declined to press sexual assault charges against Winston in December 2013, and the university cleared him in December 2014.

Streaking Hawks handle Grizzlies By The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — Jeff Teague scored 25 points, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Memphis Grizzlies 96-86 on Wednesday night for their sixth consecutive win. Atlanta has won 20 of 22 overall. The Eastern Conference-leading Hawks also have a nine-game winning streak against teams from the West. The Hawks grabbed control with a 10-0 run following an 84-all tie. Al Horford, who had 12 points, started the run with a jumper. Teague and Kyle Korver followed with 3-pointers and Teague added another basket for a 94-84 lead. Mike Conley led Memphis with 17 points. Marc Gasol had 16. WARRIORS 117, PACERS 102 OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Klay Thompson scored 40 points, and Golden State shook off a slow start on the way to its fifth straight win. Thompson made 14 of 25 shots,

including 6 of 11 from 3-point range, and Stephen Curry added 21 points and a season-high-tying 15 assists to help the NBA-leading Warriors (28-5) stretch their home winning streak to 13 games. The Pacers pulled ahead by 11 points early and gave Golden State a rare fight despite center Roy Hibbert limping off with a sprained left ankle in the first quarter. The Warriors roared back to tie it at 50 at the half, opened the third quarter on a 14-1 run and made the game look easier than it really was with the final margin. Solomon Hill scored 21 points and David West had 16 for the Pacers.

ROCKETS 105, CAVALIERS 93 CLEVELAND (AP) — James Harden scored 21 points, Dwight Howard had 17 points and 19 rebounds, and Houston roared past Cleveland in the fourth quarter. The Cavaliers played their sixth straight game without LeBron James. The four-time NBA MVP said he’s on target to return in a week from a strained back and See NBA, page A-7

Cavs deal lands Nuggets’ Mozgov By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers have found their “real, true center.” Desperate for a rim-protecting big man, the Cavs acquired center Timofey Mozgov from the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night for two firstround draft picks. The Cavs announced their second major trade in three days during the first half of their game against the Houston

Rockets. Cleveland, which has underachieved while enduring a rash of injuries, sent two protected 2015 first-round picks — one acquired in 2013 from Memphis, the other from Oklahoma City this week — to Denver for the 7-foot-1 Mozgov and a 2015 second-round pick. Mozgov averaged 8.5 points and 7.8 rebounds in 35 games this season for the Nuggets. The Cavs feel he can fill the large hole they had in the middle after starting center Anderson See DEAL, page A-7

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New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist does the splits while just kicking out a shot attempt by the Anaheim Ducks during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday in Anaheim, Calif.

Lundqvist stands tall in win Red hot Rangers take care of business against leading Ducks By The Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Rick Nash scored his 25th goal, Henrik Lundqvist made 24 saves, and the New York Rangers beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-1 on Wednesday night for their 11th victory in 12 games. Derick Brassard, Mats Zuccarello and Dominic Moore also scored for the Rangers, who opened their three-game California road trip with a dominant effort against the overall NHL leaders. Francois Beauchemin scored midway through the third period for the Ducks, who have just one regulation victory in eight games.

Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 26 shots in his first home start in more than seven years for the Ducks, who re-signed their former backup goalie last month after a seven-year absence. BRUINS 3, PENGUINS 2, OT PITTSBURGH (AP) — Patrice Bergeron scored twice, including a deflection past Pittsburgh’s Marc-Andre Fleury 2:43 into overtime to lift Boston to a victory over the Penguins. Bergeron got just enough of Milan Lucic’s blast from the point to put it past Fleury as the Bruins ended a three-game losing streak.

Zdeno Chara scored his third goal of the season for Boston. Tuukka Rask stopped 37 shots. The last eight meetings between these teams have been decided by one goal.

Braden Holtby’s 22nd straight start tied Wayne Stephenson’s club record as Washington, 7-1-2 in its last 10 games, won its third in a row.

RED WINGS 3, FLAMES 2 CAPITALS 6, MAPLE LEAFS 2 TORONTO (AP) — Marcus Johansson and Eric Fehr scored two goals apiece, and Washington spoiled the debut of Toronto interim coach Peter Horachek. Brooks Laich and Alex Ovechkin, with an empty-net goal, also scored for Washington, which is 12-6-3 on the road. It was Ovechkin’s 20th goal of the season and 50th career point against Toronto.

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Justin Abdelkader and Henrik Zetterberg both had a goal and an assist to lead Detroit over Calgary. Riley Sheahan also scored for Detroit (22-10-9), which has won five of seven. The Red Wings have won two of the first three games on a six-game trip. Mason Raymond and Mikael Backlund scored for Calgary (2117-3). The Flames are 3-2 with one game to go in a six-game homestand.

No. 2 Duke rolls to conference victory over Wake Forest By The Associated Press

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Freshman forward Justise Winslow scored a season-high 20 points and No. 2 Duke held on to beat Wake Forest 73-65 Wednesday night. Jahlil Okafor added 12 points and 11 rebounds in his first Atlantic Coast Conference road game, and Quinn Cook had nine of his 12 points in the final 5 minutes for the Blue Devils (14-0, 2-0). They shot 44 percent and pulled away by scoring on eight straight possessions down the stretch to keep pace with No. 1 Kentucky and No. 3 Virginia as the last unbeaten teams in Division I. This was Duke’s closest game all year; the Blue Devils had won each of their first 13 games by double figures. No. 3 VIRGINIA 61, N.C. STATE 51 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Justin Anderson scored 16 points and Malcolm Brogdon added 14 as Virginia weathered a sloppy effort and beat North Carolina State for its 19th straight home victory.

Mike Tobey added 11 points for Virginia (14-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), which used a 10-0 run late in the second half to finally gain some separation against the dangerous Wolfpack. Ralston Turner led N.C. State (11-5, 2-1) with 14 points and Kyle Washington had 13. But Turner didn’t score in the second half after making all four of his 3-point shots before the break.

No. 4 WISCONSIN 62, PURDUE 55 MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Frank Kaminsky scored 21 points and Josh Gasser added 15 as Wisconsin held off stubborn Purdue. The Badgers (15-1, 3-0 Big Ten) pulled away from a 45-all tie with a 9-2 run to open a 54-47 lead on Gasser’s free throw with 3:19 left. Wisconsin, which has won eight straight since an 80-70 loss at home to Duke in early December, maintained a two-possession lead the rest of the way.


Jones had his second straight 20-point second half to help fifth-ranked Louisville rally past Clemson. Louisville trailed 22-18 at halftime after shooting 22 percent, but Jones and fellow guard Terry Rozier helped the Cardinals (14-1, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) snap out of their funk with a 17-0 run to open the second half that featured big plays on both ends.

18 points. The sophomore fueled a 20-3 straight against Bradley, including the past run that the Illini (11-5, 1-2 Big Ten) used six at home. to take over the game.

No. 12 KANSAS 56, No. 21 BAYLOR 55

WACO, Texas (AP) — Wayne Selden made three consecutive baskets when Kansas needed them most, and the Jayhawks held off Baylor to win their 24th No. 9 UTAH 74, COLORADO 49 consecutive conference opener. A jumper by Selden with 2:59 left tied SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Brandon the game, and he added a layup with 1:19 Taylor scored 14 points and Delon Wright to go. added 13 points, six assists and four steals Kenny Chery led Baylor (11-3, 0-2) to help Utah run away from Colorado. with 25 points. Dakarai Tucker added 11 off the bench as the Utes (13-2, 3-0 Pac-12) won their No. 15 WICHITA STATE 63, sixth straight. Utah broke the game open BRADLEY 43 early after clamping down defensively on the Buffaloes. WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Darius Carter scored 19 points in Wichita State’s victory over Bradley. ILLINOIS 64, The Shockers defeated the Braves after No. 11 MARYLAND 57 trailing at halftime for the second time this CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois season. wondered who would score with RayvonWichita State (13-2, 3-0 Missouri Valte Rice injured. Malcolm Hill provided ley Conference) has won 25 consecutive the answer with a career-high 28 points games at home and 21 in a row in the against Maryland. MVC. The Shockers also have won 10 Hill turned it on in the second half with C




XAVIER 69, No. 19 SETON HALL 58 CINCINNATI (AP) — Dee Davis scored 14 points and Trevon Bluiett led a late run as Xavier pulled away from Seton Hall for the Musketeers’ second straight home win over a ranked team. Xavier (11-4, 2-1 Big East) broke open a close game with a 20-6 spurt that gave the Musketeers the first double-digit lead of the game with 3 minutes to go. Bluiett had six points during the run, and Myles Davis had a 3-pointer and a pair of free throws.

No. 20 VCU 71, DAVIDSON 65 RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Treveon Graham had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Virginia Commonwealth, which held Davidson’s long-range shooters in check. VCU (12-3, 2-0 Atlantic 10) built a 13-point lead midway through the second half and held on for its seventh straight win. Melvin Johnson and freshman Terry Larrier each had 11 points for the Rams.









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Scoreboard basketball NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Toronto 24 10 Brooklyn 16 19 Boston 12 21 Philadelphia 5 29 New York 5 33 Southeast Division Atlanta 27 8 Washington 24 11 Miami 15 20 Charlotte 13 24 Orlando 13 25 Central Division Chicago 25 11 Cleveland 19 17 Milwaukee 19 18 Indiana 14 23 Detroit 12 23

Pct GB .706 — .457 8½ .364 11½ .147 19 .132 21 .771 — .686 3 .429 12 .351 15 .342 15½ .694 — .528 6 .514 6½ .378 11½ .343 12½

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division Memphis 25 10 Dallas 26 11 Houston 24 11 San Antonio 21 15 New Orleans 17 18 Northwest Division Portland 27 8 Oklahoma City 17 19 Denver 16 20 Utah 13 23 Minnesota 5 29 Pacific Division Golden State 28 5 L.A. Clippers 24 12 Phoenix 22 16 Sacramento 15 20 L.A. Lakers 11 25

.714 — .703 — .686 1 .583 4½ .486 8 .771 — .472 10½ .444 11½ .361 14½ .147 21½ .848 — .667 5½ .579 8½ .429 14 .306 18½

Wednesday’s Games Milwaukee 97, Philadelphia 77 Washington 101, New York 91 Charlotte 98, New Orleans 94 Houston 105, Cleveland 93 Atlanta 96, Memphis 86 Boston 89, Brooklyn 81 Utah 97, Chicago 77 Detroit 108, Dallas 95 Denver 93, Orlando 90 Phoenix 113, Minnesota 111 Sacramento 104, Oklahoma City 83 Golden State 117, Indiana 102 L.A. Clippers 114, L.A. Lakers 89 Thursday’s Games Charlotte at Toronto, 3:30 p.m. Houston at New York, 4 p.m. Miami at Portland, 6:30 p.m. All Times ADT

Men’s Major Scores EAST Boston U. 70, Navy 64 Bucknell 79, Lafayette 69 Colgate 74, Holy Cross 60 Duquesne 71, Saint Joseph’s 68 Hartford 69, Binghamton 59 Lehigh 71, Army 60 Loyola (Md.) 56, American U. 53 OT Manhattan 68, St. Peter’s 63 Mass.-Lowell 73, UMBC 61, OT NJIT 69, Md.-Eastern Shore 60 Rhode Island 68, Fordham 65 UMass 71, La Salle 65 Vermont 68, Maine 54 SOUTH Belmont 73, SIU-Edwardsville 69 Duke 73, Wake Forest 65 E. Illinois 64, Tennessee St. 57 Florida 72, South Carolina 68





Louisville 58, Clemson 52 Syracuse 46, Georgia Tech 45 Temple 64, Tulane 56 Tennessee 61, Mississippi St. 47 VCU 71, Davidson 65 Virginia 61, NC State 51 MIDWEST Ball St. 60, E. Michigan 59, OT Bowling Green 66, Kent St. 64 Buffalo 79, Miami (Ohio) 72 DePaul 70, Creighton 60 Illinois 64, Maryland 57 Illinois St. 81, Drake 45 Indiana St. 71, Missouri St. 56 Kansas St. 58, TCU 53 Loyola of Chicago 71, Evansville 70 N. Illinois 70, Ohio 60 N. Iowa 55, S. Illinois 39 S. Dakota St. 75, W. Illinois 44 Wichita St. 63, Bradley 43 Wisconsin 62, Purdue 55 Xavier 69, Seton Hall 58 SOUTHWEST Kansas 56, Baylor 55 Oral Roberts 69, IUPUI 61, OT Texas-Pan American 87, Our Lady of the Lake 78 FAR WEST Air Force 78, San Jose St. 56 UC Davis 71, CS Northridge 61 Utah 74, Colorado 49 Wyoming 60, Colorado St. 54

Men’s College Top 25

1. Kentucky 2. Duke 3. Virginia 4. Wisconsin 5. Louisville 6. Gonzaga 7. Arizona 8. Villanova 9. Utah 10. Texas 11. Maryland 12. Kansas 13. Notre Dame 14. West Virginia 15. Wichita State 16. Oklahoma 17. Iowa State 18. North Carolina 19. Seton Hall 20. VCU 21. Baylor 22. Ohio State 23. Arkansas 24. St. John’s 25. Old Dominion

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Women’s Major Scores EAST Albany (NY) 76, New Hampshire 65 American U. 62, Loyola (Md.) 50 Bucknell 77, Lafayette 71 Colgate 76, Holy Cross 71 George Washington 83, Saint Joseph’s 69 Lehigh 63, Army 51 Navy 61, Boston U. 55 Rutgers 81, Michigan 68 Stony Brook 60, Vermont 38 UConn 98, Tulsa 60 Yale 57, Maine 55 SOUTH Dayton 67, Davidson 51 Furman 74, SC-Upstate 59 Memphis 70, UCF 66 Northwestern St. 61, Abilene Christian 56 Tulane 76, East Carolina 63 MIDWEST

Akron 67, Bowling Green 59 Ball St. 72, Miami (Ohio) 41 Cent. Michigan 66, Buffalo 58 Green Bay 68, Wright St. 59 Milwaukee 84, Detroit 68 Oklahoma 69, Kansas 57 Toledo 67, Kent St. 49 W. Michigan 61, Ohio 51 SOUTHWEST Cincinnati 76, Houston 73, 2OT Oklahoma St. 66, Texas Tech 35 TCU 86, Iowa St. 84 Texas 61, West Virginia 55 FAR WEST Colorado St. 58, Wyoming 55 Fresno St. 70, Utah St. 64 Nevada 71, UNLV 62 New Mexico 62, San Diego St. 53 San Jose St. 91, Air Force 64

hockey NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF Tampa Bay 42 26 12 4 56 138 Montreal 40 26 12 2 54 110 Detroit 41 22 10 9 53 116 Boston 41 20 15 6 46 107 Toronto 41 21 17 3 45 132 Florida 37 17 11 9 43 87 Ottawa 39 16 15 8 40 103 Buffalo 41 14 24 3 31 78 Metropolitan Division Pittsburgh 40 24 10 6 54 120 N.Y. Islanders 40 26 13 1 53 123 Washington 39 21 11 7 49 118 N.Y. Rangers 37 22 11 4 48 117 Columbus 38 18 17 3 39 100 Philadelphia 40 15 18 7 37 108 New Jersey 42 15 20 7 37 94 Carolina 40 12 24 4 28 79

GA 110 93 103 110 128 97 107 140 97 112 101 91 121 121 118 105

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division Nashville 39 26 9 4 56 119 90 Chicago 40 26 12 2 54 124 87 St. Louis 40 24 13 3 51 124 99 Winnipeg 40 20 13 7 47 103 96 Dallas 39 18 15 6 42 121 128 Minnesota 38 18 15 5 41 107 110 Colorado 40 16 16 8 40 103 117 Pacific Division Anaheim 42 26 10 6 58 116 114 Vancouver 38 23 12 3 49 112 100 San Jose 41 22 14 5 49 113 108 Los Angeles 40 19 12 9 47 112 103 Calgary 41 21 17 3 45 117 108 Arizona 39 15 20 4 34 92 130 Edmonton 41 9 23 9 27 90 139 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Wednesday’s Games Washington 6, Toronto 2 Boston 3, Pittsburgh 2, OT Detroit 3, Calgary 2 N.Y. Rangers 4, Anaheim 1 Thursday’s Games New Jersey at Boston, 3 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. Buffalo at Carolina, 3 p.m. San Jose at St. Louis, 4 p.m. Dallas at Nashville, 4 p.m. Chicago at Minnesota, 4 p.m. Ottawa at Colorado, 5 p.m. Winnipeg at Arizona, 5 p.m. Florida at Vancouver, 6 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Los Angeles, 6:30 p.m. All Times ADT


BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX С Designated C Dan Butler for assignment. Agreed to terms with LHP Craig Breslow on a one-year contract. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS С Agreed to terms with INF Nick Punto on a minor league contract. Named Robby Hammock manager of Mobile (SL), J.R. House manager of Visalia (Cal), Mark Grudzielanek manager of Kane County (MWL), Shelley Duncan manager of Hillsboro (NWL), Joe Mather manager of Missoula (Pioneer) and Mike Benjamin manager of the AZL Diamondbacks. ATLANTA BRAVES С Agreed to terms with RHP Jason Grilli on a two-year contract and LHP Josh Outman and C A.J. Pierzynski on one-year contracts. NEW YORK METS С Agreed to terms with RHP Bobby Parnell on a one-year contract. SAN DIEGO PADRES С Agreed to terms with RHP Josh Johnson on a one-year contract. Designated INF-OF Jake Goebbert for assignment. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CLEVELAND CAVALIERS С Acquired C Timofey Mozgov from Denver for two protected 2015 first-round draft picks. MIAMI HEAT С Recalled G Shabazz Napier from Sioux Falls (NBADL). NEW YORK KNICKS С Released Fs Lou Amundson and Lance Thomas and C Alex Kirk. Signed G Langston Galloway to a 10-day contract. WASHINGTON WIZARDS С Waived G-F Glen Rice Jr. CYCLING USA CYCLING С Named Andy Sparks director of track programs, Mark Guthart technical director, Laura Ryan national events manager, Cynthia Weisinger race director certification manager, Steve Bitter digital and social media manager and Daniel Gillespie sponsorship and member benefits manager. FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS С Announced assistant general manager Scott Pioli will take on pro and college scouting and will report to general manager Thomas Dimitroff. BALTIMORE RAVENS С Signed LB Austin Spitler to a future contract. CAROLINA PANTHERS С Signed TE Mike McNeill to a future contract. CHICAGO BEARS С Signed C Taylor Boggs to a future contract. CLEVELAND BROWNS С Signed C Braxston Cave to a future contract. DETROIT LIONS С Signed DT Xavier Proctor, DE Roy Philon, DB Nate Hess, LB Jerrell Harris, TEs Jordan Thompson and Emil Igwenagu and WRs Andrew Peacock and Skye Dawson to future contracts. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS С Signed DB DeMarcus Van Dyke to a future contract.

NEW YORK GIANTS С Fired defensive coordinator Perry Fewell and secondary/cornerbacks coach Peter Giunta. NEW YORK JETS С Signed DE Kerry Hyder to a future contract. PITTSBURGH STEELERS С Signed DEs Alejandro Villanueva and Joe Kruger and LB Howard Jones to future contracts. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS С Signed QB Brad Sorensen and DB Aaron Hester to future contracts. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS С Placed DT Jordan Hill on injured reserve. Signed S Steven Terrell from the practice squad and DT Jimmy Staten to the practice squad. TENNESSEE TITANS С Signed NT Chigbo Anunoby to a future contract. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL С Fined Florida F Vincent Trocheck and Detroit F Gustav Nyquist $2,000 for diving/embellishment. CALGARY FLAMES С Assigned Fs Markus Granlund and D Corey Potter to Adirondack (AHL). Activated C Mikael Backlund and D Ladislav Smid from injured reserve. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS С Named Peter Horachek interim coach. OLYMPIC SPORTS USA TABLE TENNIS С Named Richard Finn national media and marketing consultant. SOCCER Major League Soccer LA GALAXY С Signed M Steven Gerrard, effective July. NEW YORK RED BULLS С Fired coach Mike Petke. Named Jesse Marsch coach. PORTLAND TIMBERS С Resigned F Gaston Fernandez. SPORTING KANSAS CITY С Signed F Jacob Peterson. North American Soccer League NEW YORK COSMOS С Signed sporting director and coach Giovanni Savarese, assistant coaches Carlos Llamosa and Alecko Eskandarian, goalkeeper coach Guillermo Valencia and fitness coach Simone Lucchesi to contract extensions. COLLEGE DOANE С Named Amanda Mason women’s soccer coach. FLORIDA С Announced men’s basketball F Schuyler Rimmer has transferred from Stanford. Suspended C Jon Horford and G Zach Hodskins for conduct detrimental to the basketball team. FLORIDA STATE С Sophomore QB Jameis Winston announced he will enter the NFL draft. GEORGIA С Named Brian Schottenheimer offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. KANSAS С Named Zach Yenser run game coordinator/offensive line coach NEBRASKA С Named Reggie Davis running backs coach, Hank Hughes defensive line coach, Danny Langsdorf offensive coordinator and Charlton Warren secondary coach. SOUTHERN CAL С Announced women’s freshman basketball G Sadie Edwards has transferred from Connecticut.

knee. The Rockets handed the Cavs their seventh loss in nine games. Kyrie Irving scored a seasonhigh 38 points for the Cavs, who lost their fourth straight at home. J.R. Smith didn’t score in 19 minutes in his Cleveland debut. The unpredictable guard was acquired earlier in the week from the Knicks along with guard Iman Shumpert.

HORNETS 98, PELICANS 94 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 31 points, including a tiebreaking three-point play with 1.4 seconds left, and Charlotte earned its third consecutive win. Walker drove the right side of the lane and converted an 11-foot jumper after Jrue Holiday hit him on the arm. Walker then made the foul shot for a 97-94 lead. The Pelicans had one last chance to tie, but Marvin Williams stole the inbounds pass at half court and was fouled. He went 1 for 2 at the line to seal the victory. Anthony Davis had 32 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks for New Orleans.

WIZARDS 101, KNICKS 91 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Knicks set a record for longest in-season slide in the proud franchise’s 69-year history. The defeat was the Knicks’ 13th in a row, surpassing the mark set at the end of the 1984-85 season, and their 23rd in 24 games. It featured all the now-familiar follies and a few new ones: passes that went nowhere, shots that became bricks, and Tim Hardaway Jr.’s bizarre decision to pass the ball away from the basket when he had a twoon-one fast break right in front of him. John Wall had 18 points and eight assists for the Wizards, who avoided slipping in an obvious trap game after a tough five-game road trip.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin scored 27 points, Chris Paul had 24 and the Clippers routed the Lakers for their ninth win in 10 games against the 16-time NBA champions. Griffin also had nine rebounds and eight assists. Paul added 11 assists. The Clippers led by 10 after the opening quarter, stretched it to 22 points at halftime and were up by 36 going into the fourth in winning ations time and again in Rod- their fifth straight against the Lakgers’ seven years as starter. ers. They are enjoying their most The rest of the Packers have successful stretch against the Lakpromised they will help pick up ers in franchise history.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers didn’t practice Wednesday because of a lingering left calf injury. The quarterback left no doubt about his plans for Sunday when the Green Bay Packers host the Dallas Cowboys. “No, I’m going Sunday,” Rodgers said. “Just a matter of how.” Missing practice was part of the plan for Rodgers, who has dealt with the injury for about three weeks. While the Packers practiced inside the frigid Hutson Center training facility, Rodgers stayed exclusively in the training room for treatment. He hopes that occasional

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Varejao was lost for the season with a torn Achilles. Cavs general manager David Griffin had targeted Mozgov for months and was finally able to land him — at a steep price. “His numbers don’t have to be flashy,” Griffin said at halftime. “We’ve got three players who are flashy. We need guys to do the dirt work.” Mozgov played for Cavs coach David Blatt on the Russian national team, and their relationship should make the five-year veteran’s transition a little easier. The trade for Mozgov was Cleveland’s second significant move this week and came as the team played without superstar LeBron James, sidelined for the past six games with a strained back and knee. On Monday, the Cavs dealt guard Dion Waiters to the Thunder and acquired guards J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert from the Knicks. Smith gives the Cavs a proven scorer off the bench and Shumpert is a strong defender, whom Blatt described as “willing” to take on the opponent’s top scorer.

acupuncture will also help, along with the valuable rest that the Packers received for earning a bye for the opening round of the playoffs. It’s possible Rodgers could also wear a wrap to further protect his lower left leg. There is progress, though “it’s never enough for Aaron,” coach Mike McCarthy said. “But I think the training staff feels good about it and we feel confident in the direction we’re going.” Rodgers at less than 100 percent health is still better than most other quarterbacks. Two weeks ago against Detroit, Rodgers had to be carted to the locker room after aggravating the calf injury. He limped back on to the field in the middle of the third

quarter, throwing for one score and tumbling in from 1 yard for another to help lead the Packers to victory and a fourth straight NFC North crown. Rodgers is such a stickler for preparation that no one in the locker room doubts the team’s leader can play well without practice. “We would definitely love to be able to have that preparation, but health is the most important thing for him at this time. You’ve got to trust the system,” receiver Randall Cobb said. The injury, though, has limited Rodgers’ mobility the last two weeks, which in turn has affected his trademark ability to extend plays. That mobility has bailed out the Packers in potentially troublesome situ-

“We need a guy like that,” he said. Shumpert is recovering from a dislocated left shoulder and won’t be ready to play for at least two more weeks. Smith comes with some baggage. While there is no denying his basketball skill, Smith hasn’t always been regarded as a “team” player, but Griffin said the Cavs have no major concerns about him.

“His issues have never been 76ers in exchange for the draft as a teammate,” Griffin said. rights to Serhiy Lishchuk. The deal was announced “J.R. comes to battle, he comWednesday. petes on a consistent basis.” Cunningham appeared in 19 games this season, averagClippers trade 1.8 points and 0.5 assists in Cunningham to 76ers ing 4.7 minutes. He signed with the LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clippers as a free agent in SepThe Clippers have traded guard tember. He has played 40 career Jared Cunningham along with games in the NBA over three the draft rights to Cenk Akyol seasons, including with Dallas, and cash to the Philadelphia Atlanta and Sacramento.

any slack. In the passing game, that means an offensive line that has been playing well might need to hold blocks longer to protect Rodgers in what would have otherwise been a scrambling situation. Receivers who must be prepared in order to earn Rodgers’ trust and targets must be even sharper on the field. “Just making sure you’re creating more separation and just doing everything you can to make sure you’re running your route as well as possible, make it less (stressful for) him,” rookie wideout Davante Adams said.





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Rodgers continues to nurse calf injury By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer


KINGS 104, THUNDER 83 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Rudy Gay scored 28 points and Darren Collison added 24 to help Sacramento snap a 12-game losing streak to Oklahoma City. DeMarcus Cousins had 23 points and 15 rebounds, and the Kings rolled to just their fourth win in 11 games under new coach Tyrone Corbin and first against Oklahoma City since Feb. 12, 2012. Kevin Durant scored 24 points for the Thunder, who shot just 32.6 percent and lost both games of a brief Northern California road trip. This marked the first time all season that Oklahoma City lost back-to-back games with Durant and Russell Westbrook in the lineup. The Thunder had won nine of

SUNS 113, TIMBERWOLVES 111 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gerald Green scored 15 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter, and Phoenix handed Minnesota its 13th straight loss. Green hit three 3-pointers in the fourth, helping the Suns wipe away a seven-point deficit to start the period in the blink of an eye. Goran Dragic added 25 points and the Suns (22-16) survived a scare from the undermanned Timberwolves to win for the 10th time in 12 games.

JAZZ 97, BULLS 77 CHICAGO (AP) — Derrick Favors had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Utah used a strong defensive effort to get the win. The Jazz held the Bulls to a season-low point total on just 28-of-84 (33.3 percent) shooting. The Bulls were averaging 103.1 points. Gordon Hayward had 18 points for Utah (13-23), and Trey Burke scored 17. Seven of the Jazz’s wins have come on the road. Jimmy Butler led the Bulls (25-11) with 16 points and 11 rebounds, and reserve Taj Gibson added 15 points.

PISTONS 108, MAVERICKS 95 DALLAS (AP) — D.J. Augustin scored 17 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, and Detroit earned its seventh consecutive victory. The Pistons (12-23) have the NBA’s longest current winning streak. Greg Monroe had 27 points and 18 rebounds for Detroit. Brandon Jennings added 14 points, and Jodie Meeks had 11. Andre Drummond had a gamehigh 19 boards for the Pistons, who outrebounded the Mavericks 60-43. Dallas (26-11) had won six in a row. Dirk Nowitzki scored 19 points for the Mavericks, and Monta Ellis had 16.

NUGGETS 93, MAGIC 90 DENVER (AP) — Ty Lawson scored 23 points in Denver’s third consecutive win, and Arron Afflalo had 17 against his former team. The Nuggets also got a key contribution from Jusuf Nurkic, who had eight points in his first career start in place of Timofey Mozgov, who was traded to Cleveland earlier in the day in exchange for two first-round draft picks.

CELTICS 89, NETS 81 NEW YORK (AP) — Avery Bradley scored 21 points, and Boston snapped a three-game losing streak. Tyler Zeller added 18 points for the Celtics, who won for just the second time in nine games by outplaying the Nets over the final three quarters after a slow start. They trailed by 11 in the first half but gradually pulled away after halftime despite shooting under 40 percent for the game.

BUCKS 97, 76ERS 77 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brandon Knight and Khris Middleton scored 18 points apiece, leading Milwaukee to the victory. The Bucks (19-18) shot 53.9 percent from the field in their fifth consecutive road win. Zaza Pachulia had 11 points and 12 rebounds, and reserve O.J. Mayo added 15 points.





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also said he sees this as a lay board, not a professional board, noting the gas line group, known as AGDC, has professional staff and advisers. Walker plans to fill the vacancies within a month. Those picks will be subject to legislative confirmation. Rabinow, a former president of ExxonMobil Pipeline Co., is from Texas. Lawmakers passed legislation last year in response to his appointment, expressly allowing for out-ofstate residents to serve on the board. Supporters of the law that established AGDC said it was an oversight not to make that allowance explicit in the initial law and said they wanted the best people serving. Critics said Alaskans should serve on Alaska boards, a sentiment Walker shares. Pearce, a former state lawmaker and federal coordinator for Alaska gas pipeline projects, is from Anchorage. Bolea, a former oil company executive, is from Big Lake. The remaining public members are former state attorney general John Burns, of Fairbanks, and Dave Cruz, of Palmer, who has an oil field services and construction support company. The state labor and commerce commissioners also serve. Walker ordered the commissioners not to sign confidentiality agreements before an executive session planned for an AGDC board meeting Thursday. Walker said a confidentiality agreement, on top of an executive session closed to the public, seemed to be going “a bit far.” “My concern is that at some point you start to lose the public trust in the process,” he said. “The public has to have a high level of comfort and trust in what’s going on.” In a statement, Burns praised the contributions of Rabinow,

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Pearce and Bolea. He said while AGDC has a responsibility to protect commercially sensitive information, as a public corporation it “has an equally important obligation to conduct the public’s business openly and transparently.” In an interview Wednesday, Bolea said it is normal for a new governor to surround himself with people he believes will support his plans. “I think once the governor gets his hands around this huge project and sees all the good work that was done that he’s going to make all the right decisions,” Bolea said. “I would encourage everyone to view this as just normal, that this isn’t a sign of some massive change. It’s just a new person in a huge job, the executive of a huge state, getting things lined up the way he wants them.” Rabinow said he respected Walker’s decision and enjoyed serving on the board. AGDC has been involved in pursuit of two gas line projects: a smaller line that would serve Alaskans and a major liquefied natural gas project that also involves BP, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil Corp. and TransCanada Corp. Walker recently halted new spending on the smaller line, along with several other bigticket projects, as the state grapples with projected multibillion-dollar budget deficits and the administration decides how or whether to proceed with those projects. As part of the liquefied natural gas project, Walker said he has authorized deputy Natural Resources commissioner Marty Rutherford, who will be involved in project negotiations, to sign necessary confidentiality agreements as part of that effort. He said he doesn’t want to slow the project down in any way. The decision to not have commissioners on the AGDC board sign confidentiality agreements could be revisited if a failure to sign would somehow be detrimental, he said. and shoes. The shoes were later found inside the residence on Cardwell Road and matched the prints found at the property where the log splitter was missing, according to the report. Further investigation resulted in the recovery of a stolen vehicle, multiple stolen items, a firearm and drugs, according to a trooper dispatch. Beaupre and Tanner Comoza were arrested and both charged with second-degree theft, tampering with physical evidence, hindering prosecution, false information, criminal trespass, probation violation and fifthdegree criminal mischief. Each of the first three charges are class C felonies and if convicted carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison and up to $50,000 fine. Pannick was also arrested and charged with false information reported, a class A misdemeanor. Joey Comoza was advised of forthcoming charges and was released at the scene. Beaupre, Tanner Comoza and Pannick were transported to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. The next court date for Beaupre and Tanner Comoza is Tuesday at Kenai District Court.

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that certain noncontroversial ordinances scheduled for public hearing may be placed on the consent agenda if no objection is received. Assembly member Kelly Wolf asked to remove an ordinance from the consent agenda so they could discuss the proposed appropriation of $200,000 to fund consultants to facilitate a health care taskforce. Borough Mayor Mike Navarre introduced the ordinance. Five independent medical providers testified to the assembly their desire to see fair representation on a task force that aims to research ways to reduce health care costs. Scott Carlson, a clinic administrator for Medicenter and the Surgery Center of Kenai, said he supported Navarre’s intentions on conditions that a committee is fairly represented from both the public and private sector. “Great solutions could come from both sides,” he said. “I do worry about the borough hospital and borough agenda. I feel like we should make it one health care community.”

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wouldn’t have the scope or number of services currently offered. The funds from the award support maintenance and operations of the facility. The new health center has also provided the community with new employment opportunities. Peterson-Nyren said that of the 270 employees that work for the Kenaitze Indian Tribe,

Navarre said no members have been picked for the task force yet and he has every intention to be fair and bring together a group of community members from all sides of the local medical industry. “There are a lot of good providers in this community who have a lot of knowledge and expertise that I intend to tap into,” Navarre said. He said the reason he got into back into politics in 2011 had to do with his time in the Legislature when he was on two health care commissions. Negative rhetoric derailed progress that has contributed to the current state of the health care system. “The fact of the matter was we failed because we just kept throwing more fuel on the fire and the system we have in place now is unsustainable,” he said. Dr. Lynn Carlson said he also was interested in seeing the public and private medical groups come together and work toward solutions. “Free enterprise fosters new ideas,” he said. “You have to give people options and let the private sector try.” The ordinance is set for a public hearing at the Feb. 3 assembly meeting. Assembly member Wayne Ogle said the

discussion started on health care is just the “tip of the iceberg.” The assembly narrowly passed an ordinance by a 5-4 vote that aims to speed up the time for an ordinance to go from introduction to public hearing. The assembly attempted to vote from their iPads for the first time but resorted back to a roll call vote after a malfunction. In a memo from Bagley, who sponsored the ordinance, he wrote, “most ordinances are for supplemental appropriations, selling or leasing property, or changing borough code. Setting the baseline at a minimum of 13 days after introduction for hearing ordinances … will improve efficiency without harming the public process.” The ordinance also requires a minimum of two public hearings for the annual budget. Ordinances that change borough code are still subject to the minimum 25-day requirement. Assembly members have the option to set a hearing for a later date if more than 13 days is needed on a particular ordinance. Assembly members Mako Haggerty, Stan Welles, Ogle and Wolf voted against the ordinance. Welles said he didn’t see the need to be in a hurry to spend the taxpayers’ money.

Ogle said he was not in favor of speeding up government because some items that may seem routine may be more important to others. Assembly member Brent Johnson said the ordinance streamlines the process and the option to place an item on the original timeline is still available. The assembly unanimously approved an amendment to its code to align borough employee conduct with the passage of the statewide vote to legalize marijuana. The code updates the policy to not allow marijuana in the workplace for borough employees because it would impair them. The assembly heard a presentation from Homer residents Milli Martin and Michelle Miller on the Pratt Museum capital grant request for a new facility. Miller, the Development Director for the Pratt Museum said she knows state funding is limited given the economic climate but she said she hopes the assembly will “keep momentum going” and support efforts to construct a new single-level facility.

nearly half of them work at or with the Dena’ina Wellness Center. She said that the while the center is running smoothly, the tribe is still hoping to hire more employees including a new physician, dentist and optometrist. Peterson-Nyren said that the Wellness center is seeing 30-40 new patients a month. She anticipates continued growth due to the Kenai Peninsula being attractive to a lot of Alaska Native people and the region’s current economic

growth. Before the construction of the Dena’ina Wellness Center, the Kenaitze Indian Tribe rented several facilities around the community to house medical practices. Now that the tribe has its own building with all of its medical services under one roof, it can allocate funds to other ventures. With more funds available, the tribe has purchased an apartment complex adjacent to the Wellness Center in Kenai’s Old Town, expanded its services to

include an on-site pharmacy and hopes to improve a center for the tribe’s elders. The tribe also hopes that with more money, it will be able to invest. “The overall goal is to not be so heavily reliant on state and federal grant funding and to be able to bring more cash back into our system to help our people,” Peterson-Nyren said.

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Guard and volunteers. More than 100 tons of trash have been removed since 2010.

Around Alaska Man fined for illegal dumping in state refuge

Anchorage stadium plan gets go-ahead

ANCHORAGE — A 20-year-old Wasilla man has been fined for dumping roofing material and other trash in a state game refuge. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game says Ian Beall pleaded guilty Dec. 22 to illegal dumping in Goose Bay State Game Refuge southwest of Wasilla. Beall was also ordered to complete 20 hours of community service by picking up trash in the Goose Bay and Palmer Hay Flats state game refuges. Alaska Wildlife Troopers investigated Beale in early November. The department says the refuge’s road entrance for decades was the site of illegal dumping, vandalism and vehicle-burning. The department has spent more than $100,000 on improvements and trash removal with help from the Alaska National

ANCHORAGE — A plan for a stadium at an Anchorage high school got the go-ahead from the Planning and Zoning Commission, allowing the school district to move forward with construction. The commission voted 7-1 on Monday for the plan affecting South Anchorage High School. It includes a series of conditions and restrictions intended to placate neighborhood fears about crowds, noise and lights, the Alaska Dispatch News reported. The conditions include limiting use of stadium lights, requiring games to wrap up by 10 p.m. and coating bleachers with sound-dampening material. It was the second attempt by the Anchorage School District to win approval for a stadium at the school. Funding for construction, however, is still $500,000 short.

sample of .034 percent, according to the report. Beaupre eventually identified himself and after a check of his record, troopers found an outstanding $10,000 felony warrant that Beaupre is on probation for misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fourth-degree. Some of the conditions of his probation include no alcohol, no contact with felons and no possession of a cell phone. After a call to Beaupre’s probation officer, troopers searched the cell phone and found mulContinued from page A-1 tiple messages to other people “soliciting buyers and requestlong-term projects, Baxter said. ing a quick sell of the log splitThe Airport Commission will ter,” according to the report. be finishing up expansions and Troopers also spoke with rehabilitation of Soldotna MuJoey Comoza on the scene, nicipal Airport aprons, and will who confirmed his brother Tanpresent a new master plan to the ner Comoza and Beaupre had council before the end of the been together the last couple year, he said. days. Tanner Comoza is also on Director of the Economic felony probation in Anchorage Department and Planning is for first-degree burglary and heading an overhaul of existsecond-degree robbery and has ing Soldotna signage, Baxter a warrant out. said. The city’s freshly formed Tanner Comoza had fled the Reach Dan Balmer at dan- Planning Team, which includes scene after his first confrontation with troopers but was later iel.balmer@peninsulaclarion. city staff, business owners and representatives from local orgafound wearing different clothes com.

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Hospital proposes stand-alone ERs ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska Regional Hospital is seeking to build standalone emergency rooms, one in south Anchorage and the other in Eagle River. KTUU reports the Anchorage hospital submitted a Certificate of Need to the state in December. The process is required before building a medical facility. Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage submitted its own Certificate of Need last fall. It seeks construction of 14 additional emergency rooms on its campus — including 10 for pediatric emergencies. Alaska Regional Hospital CEO Julie Taylor says a decision from the state health commissioner on which proposal would fit Anchorage best is expected by this spring. C




nizations such as the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce, is exploring ways to further beautify the downtown district, he said. Baxter said while it is unlikely any policy will come before the council prior to the end of 2015, in the near future, the city will have to look at marijuana business regulations. He said he would advise waiting until state regulations are developed so that the city does not design anything redundant. Baxter said the immediate future of home-rule is out of the council’s hands. “That is somewhat in the rearview mirror for the city council,” Baxter said. If voters approve the forma-

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tion of a charter commission during Soldotna’s special city election on Feb. 3, the sevenmember group will be working on developing a charter, Baxter said. For now Baxter said he wants voters to understand that the special election is not to adopt a charter, but is a chance for the city to come up with a plan for home-rule. “If the charter commission election fails in February then everything stops there,” said council member Paul Whitney. “We would have to reassess the tax base for generating revenue. A lot of what goes on in the next year will hinge on home-rule.” Anderson said he is unsure

of how the public will vote in February. If the Kenai Peninsula Borough chooses to implement a borough-wide reduction in taxes the council may have to look at raising property tax he said. “That is not somewhere I want to go,” Murphy said. While the council members have varying backgrounds and political philosophies, the group agrees on upcoming priorities, Anderson said. In addition to major legislative changes and financial challenges, the council is unified in their goal to beautify and maintain efficiency, he said. Reach Kelly Sullivan at kelly.






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What’s Happening Best Bets n An artists’ reception will take place from 6-8 p.m., Thursday at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Ave. across from the Oilers Bingo Hall In Old Town Kenai. Celebrate the art of local art teachers, which will be featured through Jan. 30.

Events and Exhibits n The Performing Arts Society proudly presents lyric-soprano Jaunelle Celaire and pianist Eduard Zilberkant in concert at Soldotna Christ Lutheran Church on Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m. Internationally recognized pianist and conductor Zilberkant is praised for bringing out “the nuances of the tempo, pauses, and accents … new colors and romantic feeling” in music. Celaire, also known internationally, has offered performances ranging from cabaret to music theatre to solo recitals to opera. She is admired for “producing an intense presentation along with a rich and beautiful lyric sound.” The concert program features Robert Schumann’s song cycle Dichterliebe and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Tickets are $20 general admission and $10 student admission. They are available at River City Books and Northcountry Fair in Soldotna, Country Liquor and Already Read Books in Kenai, and at the door. n An art show sponsored by Friends of the Soldotna Library hanging in the Soldotna Library with the theme of Winter Wonderland. The art will be on display through Feb. 2. Please stop by and drink in the richness of the art. If anyone is interested in purchasing any of the art pieces, the Friends recieve a 20 percent commission which is used for library program support. The librarians have contact information for the artists. The next art show will hang from February 4-April 6, 2015 and the theme is Alaskan Landscape, with a Call to Artists through Jan. 17 for Alaskan Landscape original art. You can pick up submittal forms at the Soldotna Library in the entryway on the Friends Bulletin Board.






n A community choir, The Kenai Peninsula Singers, is open to everyone who wants to be there, whether it is their first time singing or they sang at The Met. The choir will rehearse every Tuesday night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Kenai Central High School choir room. Call or email for more details: 907283-2125 or n A bluegrass jam takes place on the first Sunday of the month at from 1-4 p.m. at the Mount Redoubt Baptist Church on South Lovers n The Flats Bistro on Kalifornsky Beach Road has live music with Garrett Mayer on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Raymond Machen-Gray on Mondays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. n Veronica’s Cafe in old town Kenai has open mic from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, and live music Saturday at 6:30 p.m. n An all acoustic jam takes place every Thursday. The jam is at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna on the first Thursday of the month, and at the Kenai Senior Center during the rest of the month. Jam starts at 6:30 p.m. n AMVETS Post 4 is open to all military veterans and their families for support and camaraderie. Join us for Friday night tacos, or Saturday night steaks with Karaoke. Sunday afternoon its super hamburgers. Not a member? Stop by and we can show you how to become a part of this special veteran’s organization. AMVETS is located in the Red Diamond Center next door to IDEA Schools. n Sharpen your dart skills with a fun tournament every Sunday during the season at the AmVets in the Red Diamond Center. The number of players will determine the game. Sign up begins at 1 p.m. For more information call 262-3540. n Odie’s Deli in Soldotna has live music Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Pub Quiz night every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. n The Bow bar in Kenai has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays See ARTS, page B-2

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In this image Jennifer Lawrence portrays Katniss Everdeen, right, and Liam Hemsworth portrays Gale Hawthorne in a scene from “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.”

Best and worst films of 2014 R eeling It In C hris J enness


very year at this time I read list after list of top tens from different critics and every one boils down to the same sentiment. “Even though I hate the very idea of a top ten list, the public demands it so I guess I’m forced to do it.” Personally, I like making top-ten lists. I don’t think they mean a whole lot, considering how subjective it all is, but I’ve always enjoyed categorizing things, particularly movies. Sometimes I’ll arrange all my DVDs by color. Each January I look forward to compiling a list of all the movies I’ve seen, sorting them into Best, Worst, and Everything Else. It’s like a trip down memory lane of my year in film. Aren’t most people like that? Let’s assume you are, too, so without further ado, here is my list of the ten (or so) best and worst films of the year, in no particular order other than alphabetical.

emotional as just about any movie I saw this year. That the special effects are stellar is almost beside the point. Andy Serkis’ portrayal of Caesar really is groundbreaking. Whether he’ll ever be acknowledged with a legitimate acting award for his amazing motion capture work remains to be seen, but at least we get to enjoy the fruits of his labor. “The Fault in Our Stars” I was not looking forward to this movie, necessarily, but I ended up loving it. A YA weeper about kids with cancer doesn’t sound like the kind movie one gushes about, but the performances of Ansel Elgort and especially Shailene Woodley are stellar and completely anchor what could easily have turned See FILM, page B-2

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This image shows Ansel Elgort, right, and Shailene Woodley appear in a scene from “The Fault In Our Stars.”

The Best



A Remembrance By Andrew McClure, Soldotna

As I sit in my chair, surrounded By my nieces and nephews, I tell of my childhood, story after story, Laughing and sighing. I suddenly remember a small piece Of life very dear to me, I ask a niece near my feet if she knew That there was a secret world Of mine?

“Chef” Jon Favreau’s intimate road trip through culinary America was one of the best times at a movie I had all year. The acting is top-notch, the writing spot-on, and the food looks great. Best of all, however, is that the movie is simply trying to tell a good story and nothing more. It’s easy, sweet, funny and heartwarming without ever being maudlin. This surprising little gem is for everyone, foodies and otherwise. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” This new series of “Planet of the Apes” movies has no AP Photo/Disney - Marvel business being as good as it is. This image shows, from left, Zoe Saldana, the character Rocket Racoon, voiced by Bradley The first one was amazing and Cooper, Chris Pratt, the character Groot, voiced by Vin Diesel and Dave Bautista in a scene the sequel was as gripping and from “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

This year is a big one

It was a small world, only making Its appearance part of the year, It had a house, a shed full of tools, And a perfect little snowman.

Bookworm Sez

I ask my little friend, now moved Onto my lap, if she would like to See this world of mine? She reassured me that she did.

As resolutions go, this year’s is a big one. It’s a New Year’s resolution that you won’t break, for once: you’ve decided that you’re going to change a lot of things love, finances, and work, for starters. Especially work, because you’re fed up and frustrated. And there’s the biggest catalyst, says Ben Arment. Frustration is “the fuel” that really lights an entrepreneurial fire – and in the new book “Dream Year,” he explains how you can nurture your spark. All year long, you’ve struggled to get up in the morning, grumbled all the way to work, grumped through your day, and you can’t do it anymore. You’ve decided to

On the mantle piece it stood, As I put it into her little hands, I turned over the snow globe. We both exchanged smiles. Poems must include the writer’s name, phone number and address. They should be kept to no more than 300 words. Submission of a poem does not guarantee publication. Poems may be e-mailed to news@peninsulaclarion. com, faxed to 283-3299, delivered to the Clarion at 150 Trading Bay Road or mailed to P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611. C




bring your dream to the world and that’s good because, today, “nothing is stopping you from constructing your own system to sustain your livelihood.” “You,” says Arment, “…are the only gatekeeper for your dream.” To determine what you’ll do in your new endeavor, remember that working your dream doesn’t mean starting anew. Consider things you’re already pursuing (like a hobby or interest in a certain field), check that your idea fits the four hallmarks of a “sweet spot,” then ask yourself what you’d do if you didn’t need to have a conventional job. Be realistic, though; not every dream leads to money. Next, take your idea and determine how it differs from the ones others have already had. Does it solve a problem? Will it resoSee YEAR, page B-2





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into a sickening morass of sentiment. If you liked this, author John Green is also the creator of an entire web series of hilariously inventive short history lessons. Look ‘em up! “The Grand Budapest Hotel” If you like Wes Anderson, and I am slowly coming to grips with the concept that some people may not, “Grand Budapest Hotel” is a beautiful centerpiece to a cinematic feast. Ralph Fiennes absolutely nails the comic melancholy as the legendary concierge of this Eastern European hotel at the cusp of World War II. With a wealth of hilarious cameos, and more madcap action than you usually see in one of Anderson’s films, “Budapest” is the pinnacle of an already stellar body of work. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1” Despite having the most cumbersome title of just about any film this year, “Mockingjay” proves that the “Hunger Games” series is more than just a cash grab. Dark, emotional, but with awesome action beats, this “Part 1” sets us up perfectly for the coming grand finale. I’m naturally suspicious of this tendency to split the final adaptation of a popular series into two parts, but “Mockingjay” feels whole and complete, even with a cliffhanger ending. “Interstellar” “Interstellar” is the movie I’ve been waiting for since “Contact” came out in 1997. Grand in scale and scope, full of big ideas and amazing vistas, “Interstellar” is also a movie about relationships between people, and how our choices can have astronomical implications. It’s certainly not without a few flaws, but what film with these high aspirations isn’t? I was blown away by it, and can’t wait to see it again.

The LEGO Movie This may have been the biggest surprise of the year. How could a silly movie about plastic blocks - a crummy commercial! - be the runaway best kid’s movie of 2014? Brilliantly written, ingeniously paced and staged, and expertly managed, “The LEGO Movie” floored audiences and critics alike. Not only was it the best animated film of this year, but was one of the funniest, most approachable movies I’ve seen, ever. An instant classic. Marvel Studios Marvel Studios seems to be on the same kind of run Pixar was on in the late ‘90s/early 2000s. They can seem to do no wrong. This summer saw two new superhero films from the company and they were both stellar. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” was as solid and assured a comic book thriller as I’ve ever seen. Not one misstep - not with the script, the acting or the direction. It was a flawless exercise, and entertaining to boot. Later came “Guardians of the Galaxy” where the studio is expanding their famously allinclusive universe out into the infinite. With as crazy a mix of characters as the original “Star Wars,” “Guardians” is fun, fast, and a full-on roller-coaster ride at the movies. It’s also, at this point, the reigning box office champion, having racked up over $300 million in this country alone. Not bad for a film starring a raccoon and a tree. Serious SCI FI There were two movies out this year that could easily have been train-wrecks, but both turned out to be smart, fun, and action packed. I’m referring to Tom Cruise’s “Edge of Tomorrow” (recently christened “Live. Die. Repeat.” for the home release. Um, wasn’t that the tagline?) and “Godzilla.” Both films relied on smart writing and succeeded far beyond their cumbersome science fiction baggage. “Godzilla” showed that film could succeed with a moderately big bud-

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live music Fridays, Saturdays at 10 p.m. n Hooligans Saloon in Soldotna has poker Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 5:30 p.m. and live music Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. n The Duck Inn on Kalifornsky Beach Road has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and DJ Arisen on Saturdays. n Mykel’s in Soldotna has live music Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. with Robb Justice, and Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. with Bob Ramponi and Dave Unruh. n The Duck Inn will have live music from 7 to 10 p.m. every Wednesday with Robb Justice and Trio. n The Pinochle Club, formerly from Kasilof, plays at Hooligans Bar & Restaurant in Soldotna Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. Questions? Call Jay Vienup at 907-252-6397.

Films n Call Orca Theaters at 262-7003 for listings and times. n Call Kambe Cinemas at 283-4554 for listings and times.

Down the Road n The Pratt Museum in Homer is open Tuesday-Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information and a schedule of events, visit Submissions may be emailed to The deadline is 5 p.m. Mondays.

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each is a little different. “Dream Year” is no exception. By sharing real-life stories and methods he uses in his Dream Year program, entrepreneur and author Ben Arment uses inspiration to guide readers through the process, from frustration to fruition, of being their own boss. That, along with repeated reminders that starting is essential to the journey, is absolutely helpful. What sets this book apart from others of its ilk, conversely, lies in small didn’t-think-of-that details which (fair warning!) could be overly hasty or even daunting for entrepreneurs-to-be. Still, this is a decent book so my advice would be to read it awhile and, when it becomes overwhelming, put it aside while you work it for a year. You’ll be ready for the rest then because, for you, as entrepreneurial guidebooks go, “Dream Year” could be a big one.

nate with potential customers? Can it make a profit – and if so, how? Will it set your new business apart from similar competitors? Can you break industry rules to see that it does? Learn the fine art of asking; not knowing how could keep your dream from becoming a reality. Name your business right by seeing how others do it wrong. Know the difference between the dream and working the dream, and don’t underestimate the importance of getting started. Surround yourself with talent, lead but delegate if you must, and don’t catch yourself slacking. Remember that you can’t know everything, so always be open to learning. Know the reasons why others have quit… and then don’t. The Bookworm is Terri I’ve surely read my ration of Start Your Own Business books Schlichenmeyer. Email her at over the past dozen years and

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in the title. Yes, this movie was dumb. But not ironically dumb, or winkingly dumb, or even subversively dumb - it’s just dumb. Bad writing, bad acting, and a “who cares” plot make the twenty year gap between this film and it’s vastly superior predecessor far too short. Was Unbroken This amazing and inspira- anyone clamoring for this? tional true story about a guy EPIC Fails who spent 45 days trapped at Neither of the movies listed sea only to be captured by the Japanese navy and thrown into here are actually terrible mova prisoner of war camp gives ies, but both failed to achieve you exactly what it promises the mythic status they were and nothing more. It’s sincere going for, making the end reand straightforward, and thats sults seem all that much more just fine. Too much style would disastrous. The third film in divert from the travails of this “The Hobbit” trilogy leaves unincredible man. Director Ange- answered questions littering the battlefield as if they were trying lina Jolie plays it just right. to make up for “The Lord of The Rings” having something The Worst like nine endings in that final “The Amazing Spider-Man movie. What was the Arken2” stone? What happened to Bard? If it was a good year for Or Tauriel? Or Dain? Or that Marvel, it was a bad, bad year other Elf? Who cares? I have fifor Sony, one that only kept nally ceased to, I’m afraid. And getting worse as the year wore “Exodus” which is actually a on. Their summer started off pretty well-spun tale, suffers rough with the huge mess that from completely egregious castis “Spider-Man 2.” I’ve seen ing. I understand that you want plenty of films where the plot to use this funny Scottish comic is difficult to keep up with, but actor as the desperate Egyptian rarely have I seen one where soothsayer, but slathering him there is no central plot at all - with Bronz-o and putting some just a random series of only eyeliner on him isn’t going to vaguely connected events. Ex- cut it. Where were all the Afritra points for the worst, and cans and Middle Easterners in possibly shortest, appearance this film set in Africa and the by Paul Giamatti in a movie. Middle East? “Draft Day” “If I Stay” I’m not a sports guy, but I This film was like the antilike sports movies, so I was “Fault in Our Stars.” Sappy and looking forward to Kevin Cost- trite, this tale of a girl experiner’s football drama “Draft encing an out of body experiDay.” I wish someone had told ence in the hospital after her me that there are no sports actu- family’s mostly fatal car accially in it, unless you count com- dent, seemed to go on and on petitive phone calling. Not only and on. Half flash-back, half did I not really understand the mope-fest, I found it especially football draft system (people disheartening that she ultimatehave since explained it to me — ly chooses to “stay”, i.e., “live” it doesn’t help) when I saw this, because she gets into the colthe movie never gives the audi- lege she wanted. What if it had ence any reason to care about been her safety school? any of the characters involved in it. Major fumble. See what I INDIE Mayhem did there? Two films I saw this year were obviously designed for “Dumb and Dumber To” smart people to feel smart I know, I know, it’s right there about having seen - too bad get without having to toss out all of the original TOHO silliness, and “Edge” proved that the “Groundhog Day” conceit of endlessly repeating the same day could be as thrilling as it was fun.

Switch to Netflix means new world for Tina Fey’s comedy By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer

PASADENA, Calif. — Now that the sitcom she’s writing has moved from NBC to Netflix, Tina Fey has big plans: “Season two is going to be mostly shower sex.” Jokes aside, the journey of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” is a unique one for television and its future will be watched closely. The series, starring Ellie Kemper and Jane Krakowski, will see its first 13 episodes drop on Netflix on March 6. Tina Fey and her creative partner Robert Carlock are behind the series, in which Kemper plays a woman who emerges from living in a cult for 15 years and starts over in New York City. Originally targeted for NBC, half of the first season had been filmed and edited when NBC’s C




bosses — mindful of the difficulty broadcast networks have had lately creating new comedy hits — freed Fey and Carlock to shop the series elsewhere. No hard feelings, Fey said. She’s co-hosting the Golden Globes on NBC this weekend with pal Amy Poehler and said she won’t hesitate to again make something for NBC, where her “30 Rock” was a cult favorite. “Because the show is made by NBC, it’s really in NBC’s best (financial) interests to find it the best home,” she said. The comedy could have worked on NBC, “but I actually think more people will find us” on Netflix, Fey said. The creators knew the series was moving to Netflix in time to edit the last half of the season, which enabled them to extend the episodes slightly beyond the 22-minute standard broadcast sitcom fare.

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neither made a lick of sense. Robin Wright at “The Congress” started out promising, with only Harvey Keitel’s odd way of overacting giving me pause in the first twenty or thirty minutes. But then the entire thing shifts into a bizarre cartoon nightmare where the plot is literally incomprehensible. I kept watching, thinking I would eventually get it, but that was a fool’s errand. Soon after I saw Terry Gilliam’s latest, “The Zero Theorem,” about a guy paid to solve the equation of the universe which will all boil down to the number zero, thus proving that all existence is an illusion. What? Don’t worry, it never gels. “The Monuments Men” Sometimes sincere and straightforward work, and sometimes they can go horribly wrong. Tonally all over the board, the worst parts of this WWII film about the blatant theft of European art treasures by the Nazis, are George Clooney’s rousing speeches to his men. This movie couldn’t be any heavier-handed if it tried.

“Sabotage” I thought this shoot-em-up about corruption and murder within an elite special forces drug task-force would be at least fun, but I didn’t count just how depressing and grim it really was. Arnold Swarzenegger was, for once, only one of the bad things about the film. “Sabotage” includes performances so broad that I wanted to call a cop myself. Sad SCI FI Ironically, the two final films in my worst-of list feature stars of two of the films in my best of. Scarlett Johanson, so good in “Captain America” was terrible in “Lucy,” a story about a woman who gains superpowers when a mysterious drug she’s smuggling breaks open and leaks into her bloodstream. It wasn’t just her automaton performance however, the rest of the movie, especially the writing, is complete claptrap. Finally, both Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley, so perfect in “The Fault of Our Stars,” are shackled to a completely preposterous plot in the overhyped, completely underwhelming “Divergent.” I like how, when it all boils down, being “divergent” just means you’re normal teen and not an emotionally stunted tool. What a waste of time, and it looks like I’ll get to waste more time with this summer’s upcoming “Insurgent.” Yay.

“Neighbors” I should have known better than to go see this utter trash, but my wife and I were looking for a few laughs last spring. What an awful movie. A frat house moves in, so naturally the young, new parents next door try to out-gross, and allaround out-immature the fraternity boys. What a disturbing Chris Jenness is a freelance piece of dreck. graphic designer, artist and movie buff who lives in Nikiski.






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Online search yields shocking news about live-in boyfriend DEAR ABBY: Recently, a member of the family suggested that my mother Google the name of my sister’s new live-in boyfriend. (Another family member said he had done it months ago.) When Mom did, she saw that he is a convicted sex offender. We were all shocked as he has been very good to my sister and other members of the family. So far, we haven’t said anything to my sister or her boyfriend, and I am unsure what to do. I have a small child and it makes me nervous. I don’t know if my sister knows, and I don’t know how to bring it up. I am upset with my family member because he didn’t say anything immediately after finding this information. I’m upset at my sister if she knows and hasn’t been honest with us, and I am upset with this man. What should I do? — UPSET IN VIRGINIA DEAR UPSET: First let me tell you what NOT to do. Do not remain silent and stew. Tell your sister everything you have written to me and ask if she’s aware that her live-in boyfriend is on a sex offender website. If his offense concerned a minor child, it is possible that he is not supposed to be around children — and if he has been that the authorities would like to know. But first, discuss this with your sister who may — or may not — be able to put your

fears to rest. DEAR ABBY: I have been dating a widower for a year. While he was eager to jump into the dating pool, he still has a mini shrine of his late wife’s ashes and belongings in their house. I can’t bring myself to have dinner or sleep over there with that overt presence. He recently told me he’s Abigail Van Buren saving her remains to be intermingled with his when he dies. It was among a long list of her afterlife instructions he described. He’s in good health. I figure he has 25 years — or more — life expectancy before the big event. Realistically, shouldn’t I expect more than second best in his world? Is there a time limit for grieving, or does the deceased get to control her hubby from the other side? — WAITING AND WONDERING DEAR WAITING AND WONDERING: Realistically, this has less to do with what you should “expect” than conclusions the widower must arrive at on


responsive. Someone’s temper might encourage you to retreat later in the day. Words spoken cannot be taken back. The less upset you create, the less you’ll have to resolve. Tonight: Remain secure. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH You’ll want to focus on completing an important project. You could decide to deal with someone’s anger, or you might opt to walk away from the volatile situation. Timing will be everything. Tonight: Invite a loved one to join you for dinner at a favorite spot. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH You could be taken aback by everything that is going on. How you handle a volatile friend will define how you feel for the remainder of the day. Investigate options more openly with an eye to positive change. Someone might be a little too serious for your taste. Tonight: Buy a gift. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHHYou might feel off in the morning, but later in the day — when the Moon enters your sign — you’ll feel like the lead player. Investigate opportunities that appeal to you. If a family member appears to be closed-off, give him or her some space. Tonight: As you like it. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHH Pressure builds, and some of you could be easily antagonized by a child or loved one. You might need to take a walk and commit to saying nothing for now. Focus on the big picture and on the bonds that tie you together. Tonight: Let off some steam. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH Defer to others, rather than find yourself in the midst of a pub-

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his own. Ask him in a nonconfrontational way how he FEELS about carrying out all of his deceased wife’s wishes — and whether he thinks it is fair to himself or you. Be prepared to discuss it without becoming emotional. His answers will tell you everything you need to know about a future with him. P.S. If your relationship with him is good, why not focus on the present and not worry about what happens to his body when he’s gone? However, if this is a deal breaker, then don’t invest any more time. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Good advice for everyone — teens to seniors — is in “The Anger in All of Us and How to Deal With It.” To order, send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Anger Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)

Hints from Heloise

Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Virgo. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015: This year you will experience many changes in your daily life. You have the spirit to not let this situation bother you, and you have what it takes to cruise right by it. You will have a tendency to swallow your feelings and withdraw. Make it OK to express your less-pleasant feelings, and you will feel better. If you are single, you could meet someone very special from August on. If you are attached, the two of you seem to have a psychic connection. Plan a special time away where you can enjoy the intensity that exists between you. VIRGO is much fussier than you are. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH Someone close to you will push hard to achieve what he or she wants. Others will react, and what started out as a peaceful, normal request could explode into quite a fight. Try to prevent this from happening. Moodiness seems to be everywhere. Tonight: A chat is inevitable. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHH Your imagination seems to be going haywire. A brainstorming session could help take you in a new direction. Don’t allow someone to push you away because of a seemingly unresolvable problem. Tonight: Let loved ones know how much you care. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH Make calls in the morning, when others appear to be more


lic squabble. If you can keep your eye on the big picture, you will land perfectly. Remain centered. You could feel uptight about a key issue that seems to be undermining your dealings. Tonight: Where the fun is. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHHH Reach out to someone at a distance whom you care about but might be irritated with. Understand what is happening; you might want to pull back rather than trigger a reaction. Emotions could run high, though you aren’t likely to show them. Tonight: Make it an early night. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH Deal with someone directly, and know that this person will be quite touched by your time and attention. Make a point of connecting with a friend at a distance who cares a lot about you. If you feel depressed or unhappy, share your feelings. Tonight: Get ready for some TV binging. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH Others will demonstrate their caring, but not in the way you might expect. In fact, you could be too irritated to be gracious. Try your best to be appreciative, because you will not be able to mend a broken bridge quickly. Zero in on what you want. Tonight: Out late. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHHH You’ll be more on edge than you realize. Part of the problem could be that you seem to be holding on to your uglier feelings more than you have in the past. As a result, you’ll be more prone to getting the flu and other such ailments. Tonight: Choose a favorite stressbuster.

At your service call Dear Readers: I’m going to share a hint I learned from my mother, the original Heloise (1919-1977), that has saved me money as well as a service call. When a service person comes to work on an appliance, the heating and air-conditioning system, or fix a water leak or the like, watch and learn. Don’t just walk off and leave the person to do the work. The large majority of service people are very honest, but once in a while a “rotten apple” will turn up. Stay with the service person, watch what is being done and ask questions about how he or she fixes the problem, and if there is something you could have done that might prevent a service call the next time. Don’t just walk out of the room! The service person doesn’t know your home, so don’t disappear. — Heloise Safety pin Dear Heloise: My hint for staticelectricity shock: Pin a safety pin underneath the hem of your clothing. It works! — Lorena in Bella Vista, Ark. Lorena, this is a classic hint that has been around for years. It’s time to remind folks about it. The safety pin acts as a little lightning rod. But surely you won’t get struck by lightning, for heaven’s sake! Static cling and “zaps” show up this time of year. When you turn on the heating system, the air becomes dry, and it’s a perfect situation for “ZAP” time. You know it’s going to happen when you touch something metal, or touch another person. — Heloise


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