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In the news

Walker: Pull together, don’t panic Governor delivers State of the State address By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press

JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker called on Alaskans to pull together, and not panic, as the state faces multibillion-dollar budget deficits amid a fall in oil prices. Walker struck a hopeful tone in his first State of the State address on Wednesday night, saying that he sees the fiscal situation not as a crisis but as an opportunity to make impactful changes and challenge tra-

ditional ways of operating. “Now is not the time to sound the alarm, my fellow Alaskans. Now is the time to pull together, to make a plan, sharpen our focus and get to work,” he said. “We have the tools. We have the ingenuity. We have the team. And we will work a way out and build an even stronger Alaska,” Walker said to applause. The speech was delivered before a joint session of the Legislature and televised statewide. Walker, in a dark suit and red





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Gov. Bill Walker gives his first State of the State address Wednesday in Juneau, Alaska. Walker called on Alaskans to pull together, and not panic, as the state faces multibilliondollar budget deficits amid a fall in oil prices.

tie, did not get into many specifics on the budget. He plans a separate speech devoted to the topic on Thursday. However, he said he would protect education funding “and insulate it from the state’s fiscal situation to the greatest extent possible.” “We will continue to invest in education as it is one of the highest priorities of this state, but not at the rate we could have when oil was over $100 per barrel,” he said. Tuesday’s

AP Photo/Mark Thiessen

See STATE, page A-8

Assembly hears from public on pot ordinance

Alaska cancels ferry project bids after dispute with Canada JUNEAU (AP) — The state of Alaska on Wednesday canceled bids for a ferry terminal update that the Canadian government threatened to block because of a dispute over the use of American steel. The Canadian government has issued an order Monday that would have blocked the state from doing the project on land it leases at Prince Rupert, British Columbia, unless a resolution was reached. The dispute centered on “Buy America” requirements for steel, iron and manufactured products used in projects funded by the Federal Highway Administration. Much of the construction funding for the project was to come from the federal agency, with the rest coming from the state. Canadian officials called the requirement to only use U.S. steel on Canadian soil unacceptable. They suggested that the state seek a waiver from the federal government of the “Buy America” provision, but Gov. Bill Walker said he had not seen a need for one. Another option would have been for the state to fund the project itself, but Alaska faces multibillion-dollar budget deficits because of the fall in oil prices. It was not immediately clear what Wednesday’s action will mean for the project in the long run. The Prince Rupert terminal is part of the Alaska Marine Highway System. A state transportation department spokesman referred calls to Patricia Eckert, the associate director for international trade within the governor’s office. She did not immediately return an email message sent after business hours.

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By DAN BALMER Peninsula Clarion

Kenai Peninsula residents may have a ballot measure on marijuana cultivation to consider if an ordinance introduced at Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting is approved next month. A large audience containing of Kenai Community Cannabis Coalition members and residents, mostly from Kasilof, Nikiski and Homer, expressed an overwhelming opposition during two hours of testimony on the introduction of an ordinance that, if approved by voters, would prohibit marijuana cultivation facilities in the rural areas of the borough. Assembly member Kelly

Wolf, who sponsored the ordinance, said he intended to postpone the testimony period a month to allow a constituent in opposition to be able to comment. The body initially came to a consensus that the ordinance should be “kicked down the road” to June, after the state Legislature and Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has worked on the marijuana regulations. That delay would still leave the option for the ordinance to make it on the October ballot, if the assembly passed the ordinance. After hearing from 30 people, three of whom supported the idea of a ballot measure, the assembly voted at about 10 p.m. to introduce the ordinance See POT, page A-8

Area businesses encouraged to review drug policy By IAN FOLEY Peninsula Clarion

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion

Frosty the ranch hand

A plastic-wrapped snowman cowboy faces Kalifornsky Beach Road in front of the Diamond M Ranch Resort in Kenai. Carrol Martin, who owns the ranch, said he puts up snowmen pretty often. Carrol’s wife, JoAnne Martin, said her husband often puts the snowmen up — but typically uses snow. “He’s built gobs of them over the years,” she said. Carrol said he’d take the hay-filled snowman down in the spring and spread the hay for his livestock to eat.

Companies need to update or review their drug policies. That was the message of Renee Schofield, CEO of The Safety Specialists, who spoke at the Kenai/Soldotna Chamber of Commerce Luncheon on Wednesday at the Kenai Visitor Center. “If you don’t have one, you need to get one,” said Schofield, whose company provides businesses with safety solutions, training and a variety of testing. “If you haven’t looked at it and haven’t reviewed it with your

employees, you need to do that soon. And by soon, I mean this afternoon.” Some jobs, including those within the Department of Transportation, will continue to have a zero tolerance policy toward marijuana. However, many companies will have a choice whether their employees are marijuana-free come Feb. 24. Schofield said that one issue employers might face is edible marijuana in the work place. She said that without a clear drug policy, employees could consume food that was laced with cannabis oils without reSee POLICY, page A-8

Ethics panel looks at how other states collect fines By MOLLY DISCHNER Associated Press

JUNEAU — A legislative committee that can fine Alaska lawmakers for ethics violations now wants a way to collect, but members couldn’t agree on how to do that during a meeting Wednesday in Juneau. The Select Committee on Legislative Ethics has no course of action if a lawmaker decides not to pay a fine. That’s what the committee faces with a former state representative, Alan Dick, who was fined about $18,000 in 2013 for five ethics violations.

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Dick’s violations included using state resources for his personal benefit in 2012, performing campaign activities out of his legislative office and having an aide prepare materials for a debate on government time. It also found violations related to Dick’s 2012 legislative travel. Dick, who couldn’t immediately be reached by The Associated Press for comment

Wednesday, had paid about $5,000 of the fine as of the board’s October meeting, committee records show. Joyce Anderson, the committee’s former executive director, said no payments have been made since then. After hearing several options including asking the attorney general to file a complaint, amending state law, or asking the Legislative Council for help filing a complaint in court, the panel decided to ask other states for more information on how they collect unpaid fines. Rep. Andy Josephson, DC




Anchorage, said he was concerned that if the committee tried to collect the fines in court, it might open the violations for further consideration. “If you sue someone, you could lose,” Josephson said, suggesting that the committee instead consider amending state law to enable the committee to collect. Sen. Gary Steven, R-Kodiak, questioned the need for a collections process. “Mr. Chairman, I was very surprised at seeing this document,” he said. “As the chairman of leg council, I don’t re-

ally see that it’s our job to be collecting fines or be suing legislators. That’s simply not within our purview.” The committee also recommended introduction of a bill changing the ethics requirements for the legislature’s contractors and consultants. The bill would align the requirements for contractors with those for legislative volunteers and interns. TJ Presley, an aide to Senate Minority Leader Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, presented the bill to the committee and said that See ETHICS, page A-8





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24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. 0.00" Month to date ........................... 0.03" Normal month to date ............. 0.64" Year to date .............................. 0.03" Normal year to date ................. 0.64" Record today ................. 0.96" (1980) 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"

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By MARK THIESSEN Associated Press

ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Court of Appeals has overturned the murder conviction of man charged with killing his romantic rival at the urging of the woman they both hoped to marry. The court on Wednesday reversed the murder conviction for John Carlin III, who was convicted in 2006 of killing Kent Leppink on an isolated trail about in a small community south of Anchorage 10 years earlier. The case went unsolved until Alaska State Troopers re-

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opened it in 2004. Prosecutors had claimed he was coaxed into killing Leppink by the woman at the center of the romantic triangle, Mechele Linehan, an exotic dancer who lived with the two men in Anchorage. Prosecutors maintained she was inspired by the 1994 movie, “The Last Seduction,” in which a femme fatale coaxes her lover into killing her husband for money. But just as the court did when overturning Linehan’s conviction in 2010, the court ruled the state improperly introduced a letter from the grave during the

Lawmakers ask to sell launch complex JUNEAU (AP) — Two House Democrats are asking Gov. Bill Walker’s administration to analyze the potential benefits of selling the Kodiak Launch Complex. Reps. Les Gara and Scott Kawasaki made the request. The launch complex has struggled financially and the Legislature has threatened to cut its funding if it didn’t bring in more business.

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Carlin’s trial. Before his death, Leppink wrote his parents saying that if he died under unusual circumstances, Carlin and Linehan would likely be responsible. “We conclude that it was improper for the trial court to allow the state to introduce this letter, and we further conclude that the introduction of this evidence appreciably affected the

jury’s verdict,” the court opinion says. A message left after hours by The Associated Press with the state attorney general’s office was not immediately answered. “We are disappointed in the result,” Eric Ringsmuth with the state Office of Special Prosecutions told KTUU, which first reported the court decision.









Peninsula Clarion, Thursday, January 22, 2015

Obituaries Nick John Peturis Sr. Nick John Peturis Sr., age 80, a native of Baldwin County and a resident of Silverhill, Alabama passed away surrounded by his family after a 17-month battle with leukemia on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Mr. Peturis was a lifelong farmer and the owner/operator of an aerial applicator business. He also patented a machine for harvesting sweet potatoes. A true outdoorsman, Mr. Peturis enjoyed fishing and hunting, but his passion was exploring Alaska as he and his wife had that pleasure for 17 summers. Mr. Peturis is survived by his wife of 61 years, Emma Jean Baggett Peturis; two daughters, Patti (Grady) Thames, Carol (Henry) Mott; son, Nick J. Peturis Jr., all of Silverhill, Alabama; two brothers, George Peturis of Loxley, Alabama, Michael Peturis of Fairhope, Alabama, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at the Silverhill Cemetery with Rev. Steve Spining officiating. A visitation will be held at Mack Funeral Home from 1:00 until 2 p.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your favorite charity. Arrangements are by Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, Hwy 59, Robertsdale, Alabama.

John Rodney ‘Grizz’ Young John Rodney “Grizz” Young, 63, passed away peacefully at his home in Kenai on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. John had been battling ALS (Lou Gerhig’s disease). A celebration of life will be held at the Moose Lodge in Kenai on Friday, Jan. 23 at 5 p.m.

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written bank account information for direct deposit. New for 2014 taxes: bring health insurance information. Form 1095A for people who bought from the ACA marketplace; a list of who on your tax return had coverage and for Nikiski Community Council meets which months; exemption certificate number if you have one; The Nikiski Community Council will hold it’s next meet- and taxable income information for dependents listed on reing on Monday at 7:00 p.m. This meeting is held at the former turn. You can also go to to find the dates, Nikiski Senior Center on Island Lake Road. This meeting is times and locations of a site near you. open to the public and community members are encouraged to attend. Any questions, call Darcy McCaughey at 398-6748.

Around the Peninsula

Kids Monopoly tournament registration open

Community invited to Redoubt winter carnival Redoubt Elementary School’s third annual Winter Carnival is Feb. 28 from noon-4:00 p.m. at the school on West Redoubt Ave. in Soldotna. This fundraiser is open to the community. There will be games for the kids, a silent auction and raffles for adults. Enjoy an afternoon of fun, food and prizes. Money raised will be used to purchase outdoor PE equipment for Redoubt students. Volunteers are needed; please call the school office if you would like to help with this event.

The Peninsula Winter Games Kids Monopoly tournament registration is now open. Register by calling the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce at 262-9814, or email Kids ages 8-18 are eligible. This tournament kicks off the Peninsula Winter Games with check-in at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.

Cinderella’s Closet accepting donations

Soldotna High School is collecting gently used formal dresses, shoes, and accessories for 2015 Cinderella’s Closet. This program helps all area high school ladies with prom attire CERT training starts in February for free. Please email for more inforThe next session of Community Emergency Response Team mation. All donations can be dropped off to the front office (CERT) training begins Feb. 13 in Soldotna and takes place each from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday through Feb. 28. This program trains people from all walks of life on disaster preparedness and basic response skills in case of an emergency or disaster on the Peninsula. Classes Pinochle club has new venue are held in Soldotna and pre-registration is required. Visit www. The Pinochle Club, formerly from Kasilof, will be playing for complete schedule and to sign up or call at Hooligans Bar & Restaurant in Soldotna Saturdays at 12:30 262-2098. All classes are free of charge. p.m. Bring a partner and come along for some winter fun. Questions? Call Jay Vienup at 907-252-6397.

Hospice training offered

Hospice of the Central Peninsula is offering Hospice Volunteer Core Training 2015 at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. Friday sessions are Jan. 30 and Feb. 6, 6-9 p.m. Saturday sessions are Jan. 31 and Feb. 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration is required. The cost is $25.00/person. For more information, call Hospice at 262-0453 or email Janice at

Free income tax help available This year, the AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will provide free tax preparation services at a new location, the Soldotna Public Library starting Feb. 5. Volunteers will be available Thursdays from 1-5 p.m. Volunteers available also Feb. 14, March 14, and April 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Items to bring: photo ID for all taxpayers; social security cards or ITIN cards for all persons listed on the tax return; copy of last year’s tax return; W-2 forms from each employer; unemployment compensation; SSA-1099 (Social Security); all 1099Rs pension/annuity; all 1099 forms(INT, DIV, B, MISC); and documentation showing original purchase price of sold assets; a list of all deductible expenses(medical, contributions, mortgage interest, property taxes, medical/business miles); all forms showing federal income tax paid; Child care expenses information;

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. 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





Road to Recovery seeks volunteers The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program needs volunteer drivers in Kenai and Soldotna, willing to take cancer patients from their home, to their treatment appointments at Central Peninsula Hospital. Call Kathy Archey at 907273-2077 or email: if you are interested in becoming a volunteer driver.

Judo club accepting new members The Sterling Judo Club is accepting new members. The club meets every Tuesday and Thursday, at Sterling Elementary, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (7 p.m. for younger participants). Members are welcome from all surrounding communities. There are no instructor fees or other monthly fees. Sterling Judo Club is a nonprofit organization and all instructors volunteer their time. Annual USJF membership is $50. The Sterling Judo Club is led by Sensei Robert Brink, 7th degree black belt, Founder of the Anchorage Judo Club, and former USJF President. For more information please contact Clayton Holland at 394-1823, or Sensei Bob Brink at 907-242-9330 or Information can also be found on the Sterling Judo Club’s Facebook Page.

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 2603292. 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 907-5673574. The Community Calendar lists recurring events and meetings of local organizations. To have your event listed, email organization name, day or days of meeting, time of meeting, place, and a contact phone number to news@

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Oil prices and spirit Gov. Bill Walker and the Alaska

Legislature have a difficult task ahead. Facing massive deficits from low prices and production of oil — the state’s primary revenue source — our elected officials soon will be developing the state government’s next fiscal year budget. They’re quite aware that Alaska’s current level of spending is unsustainable. They know spending reductions are necessary. The difficulty is how. And, the perils are many. Few politicians like the political risks of saying “no” to powerful constituencies and friends, especially when their spending requests have merit. The political risks, however, pale in comparison to those posed to Alaska’s economic stability and future if state budget reductions and revenue enhancement aren’t handled well. Given the magnitude of potential deficits, the margins for error appear minimal. We hope that this governor and Legislature are up to the job, able to move past the acrimony and campaign hyperbole of the recent elections and show real leadership in developing a wise path forward. In that, we were encouraged by Gov. Walker’s comments during his December visit to Ketchikan. During the Alaska Class ferries keel-laying ceremony at the Ketchikan Shipyard, Walker — who at that point was less than two weeks into his new job — acknowledged that the oil-price situation isn’t positive for Alaska. But Walker didn’t bemoan the fact with woe-is-us comments. He took a different approach. “The price of oil doesn’t determine who we are,” Walker said. “It’s the spirit that’s within us that determines who we are. ... The price of oil cannot change the spirit of Alaska.” Walker had earlier praised the Alaska spirit that he saw in the Ketchikan Shipyard and in the made-in-Alaska manufacturing being done there by Vigor Alaska. “You are really doing something very special here,” Walker said. “I have used Ketchikan as an example, and I have used this shipyard as an example, to get me to where I am at today. “We will continue to use that model that you have here, with vision, with guts, with passion, and we-can-get-it-done attitude, to grow this great state,” Walker said. Some might say these remarks were mere platitudes for a hometown crowd. Perhaps, but hearing these words from Walker as he stood near two freshly welded ship keels in an Alaska facility that had taken many years of work to develop, they rang true, as coming from an aspiring leader who knows and wants to remind Alaskans of what we can accomplish. It’s going to take a lot of that spirit — along with a lot of guts and we-can-get-it-done attitude — to navigate the upcoming budget cycles successfully. Gov. Walker has voiced a good approach for the difficult work ahead. The Legislature would do well to adopt that spirit as it begins the budgeting process. — Ketchikan Daily News, Jan. 17

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The return of the war hero

Clint Eastwood’s new movie, “American Sniper,” marks the return of the American war hero. Heroism on the battlefield had never gone away, of course, far from it (witness the Medal of Honors awarded for acts of extraordinary valor in Iraq and Afghanistan). But the classic war hero is more than just brave or fierce. He is famous and almost universally acclaimed. On top of his battlefield exploits, he is a cultural phenomenon. That is what “American Sniper” unquestionably makes of Chris Kyle. The late Navy SEAL sniper had already written a best-selling memoir and was known as “The Legend” within the military for his record number of confirmed kills during four tours in Iraq. The success of the movie, where he is played by Bradley Cooper, also means he will be remembered as a larger-than-life figure. Such is the power of the silver screen. “American Sniper” had the largest opening ever on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, or any weekend in January. It is producing the kind of numbers — a projected $105 million weekend — usually reserved for mindless comic-book superhero movies. It has played especially well in Middle America, with its top-grossing theaters in places like San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Houston and Albuquerque. All of this is profoundly disquieting to the left, which has so much sway in Hollywood. It hates and distrusts the idea of the war hero, believing it smacks of backward-

Letters to the Editor Soldotna resident not pleased with home rule idea Now comes the City of Soldotna management and administration with yet another brilliant idea. Yes, that is correct. From the same people that thought that spending $3.5 million on roundabouts — where there was not a existing problem — or danger, have cooked up another doozey: home rule! They feel that in order to give “them” more authority, to tax us and spend at their discretion with less input from residents, that Soldotna should be more like Kenai and Seward. Let’s look at that. “Home Rule” Seward — 3 percent necessity food tax, 11 percent bed tax, 3 percent sales tax, 3.15 property mill rate “Home Rule” Kenai — 3 percent necessity food tax, 3 percent sales tax, 4.20 property mill rate “1st Class” Soldotna — 3 percent necessity food tax, 3 percent sales tax, 0.50 property mill rate My elders always told me, “if it ain’t broke — don’t fix it!” Remember please vote, one oval, Feb. 3. Daniel L. Lynch Soldotna

Speaker’s comments on board process appreciated Hello Mr. Speaker, I appreciate your comments. A bad process is tantamount to bad government. It seemed odd that Mr. Cotten was interviewed after the list was reduced to one. This is not the first time the board of fish has gone rogue. In February the Board of Fish voted 7-0 on two board generated proposals, exclusive of the public process, no public comments allowed. In the October board work session the announcement was made that the 2017 Cook Inlet meeting, would again bypass the Kenai Peninsula and hold deliberations in Anchorage. Honestly what recourse do we have? Are the actions of the board legal? Maybe. Are they C




ness and jingoism. Its notion of compelling war movies were the tendentiously antiwar flops “Green Zone,” “Stop-Loss” and “In the Valley of Elah.” Its reaction to “American Sniper” has been to belittle Rich Lowry the movie and smear Chris Kyle. Actor Seth Rogen compared “American Sniper” to the Nazi propaganda film featured in the movie “Inglourious Basterds.” Director Michael Moore tweeted that he’d been taught to consider snipers cowards. Kyle “was a hate-filled killer,” according to The Guardian, which also deems him “a racist who took pleasure in dehumanizing and killing brown people.” One member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences — “American Sniper” is up for best picture — told the website TheWrap that Kyle “seems like he may be a sociopath.” Chris Kyle enjoyed combat, as he makes clear in his book. He had no doubt about the righteousness of his mission protecting American troops, or about the evil of our enemies. These are welcome qualities in a warrior, no matter how offensive they might be to people who will never be entrusted with the responsibility of making life-and-death decisions in real time while in mortal danger. Much is made of Kyle calling the peo-

ethical? I don’t think so. Do the actions of the Board of Fish enhance the trust of the public in a once dynamic public process? Absolutely not. Not here. The judge had no right to judge Dr. Maw. Through his leadership he bent the board and broke the process. In my opinion the action of the Board of Fish was consistent with their Cook Inlet Re-allocation agenda. Once again I appreciate your comments on this matter. John McCombs Ninilchik

A deterrent for terrorism Most of the world is aware of the recent Muslim terrorist attack in Paris, France. The world is shocked by the brutality of these misguided terrorists. “Why do these killers wish to harm so many innocent people?” is a question that many concerned citizens of planet earth are asking themselves. Do you remember the 132 schoolchildren murdered in December of 2014 at a Pakistan school by members of the Taliban terrorist group? We hear about Muslim’s beheading Americans in other nations and even in America. Are we getting desensitized to these news reports? Our government attempts to call Muslim’s killing Americans in our nation, just “workplace violence”…even when they maintain they did it for Allah! Why do these Muslim terrorists wish to destroy those who do not embrace their religious convictions concerning Islam? Where do these radical Muslims get their belief system? If you examine their holy book the Quran, you can find teachings that would lead many strict adherents of the faith to commit acts of terror to those who oppose their faith. What would be your worldview if you grew up in a radicalized Muslim home? It was encouraging to see the massive protest against Islamic terrorism in Paris on January 10th. It is long overdue, that moderate Muslims and non-Muslims unite in the insistence that all Muslim terrorist activities cease in our world. Today Jewish people do not call for the total destruction of their enemies (as commanded in the Old Testament). Muslims in our modern world must not apply a literal interpretation of

ple he killed “damn savages.” The description is typically salty (Kyle had a taste for pitch-black dark humor), but inarguably apt. Kyle was fighting suicide bombers and torturers, the forerunners of the Islamic State that has made a point of advertising its savagery to the world. One can only imagine, in this spirit, the criticisms that might have been made of past American war heroes. Why did John Paul Jones have such destructive urges toward British shipping? Did Joshua Chamberlain have to be so bloodthirsty when under assault on Little Round Top? What was wrong with Alvin York and Audie Murphy that they were so obsessed with killing Germans? Despite the reaction against it in some quarters, “American Sniper” is hardly a simplistic glorification of warfare. It shows its terrible cost, in lost and broken lives. The New Yorker, accurately, calls it “a devastating pro-war movie and a devastating anti-war movie.” Kyle himself is nearly consumed by the horrors of what he experienced in Iraq, and his tragic death at the hands of a disturbed vet is a heartbreaking coda to his service. Chris Kyle, who had his flaws like anyone else, wasn’t a saint. He was an exceptional warrior whose bravery and feats on the battlefield will now be remembered for a very long time. He is, in short, a war hero. Rich Lowry can be reached via e-mail:

everything taught in the Quran. A major factor that fuels Muslim terrorism is the belief that the suicidal believer that is killed destroying Allah’s enemies will receive a guaranteed ticket to heaven — along with a great “rewards package.” Some governments have sought a deterrent to Muslim terrorism by providing pigskin burials for killed terrorists (Muslim teachings forbid such burial practices for entrance to heaven). The British government practiced this “pigskin deterrent” when they controlled many areas of the Middle East in past history. The Russian government buried all 32 Muslim terrorists in pigskin that brought about the deaths of 334 Russian schoolchildren in 2004. Why hasn’t our American government issued this guaranteed burial plan to Muslim perpetrators of terrorism? Just as the death penalty doesn’t discourage all murders, it has probably saved many innocent lives; many potential terrorists may reconsider their career plans with this deterrent, due to the low probability of receiving the Rewards Package. “As a young girl, I couldn’t understand why human beings committed such horrific acts against other humans during World War II, commented Fox News Martha MacCallum on her morning television program on January 14, 2015. As I have previously pointed out, Americans are puzzled by the evil they see committed by Muslim terrorists. Most Americans believe we as a people are above such despicable behavior. Really. Millions of Americans are blind to the fact that we have legally destroyed over 50 million unborn children in our nation! Years ago at the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C., Mother Teresa warned us about the evils of killing the unborn child. She warned us that America would see more violence in its future because of legalized abortion. What is the ultimate solution to violence in this world? Our Heavenly Father sent His solution for our human depravity many years ago (John 3:16 & 14:6; Romans 10:13). The real question is: Will we receive His solution? James Karl Johnson Soldotna









Peninsula Clarion, Thursday, January 22, 2015

Nation & World Boehner defies Obama on sanctions By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press





WASHINGTON — Defying President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday that he’s invited Israel’s prime minister to stand before Congress and push for new sanctions against its archenemy Iran. Boehner’s decision to bring Benjamin Netanyahu before a joint meeting of Congress on Feb. 11 seemed to catch the White House by surprise. And it added fuel to a drive by lawmakers from both parties to pass legislation calling for fresh penalties if there is no deal soon to prevent a nucleararmed Iran. Barely sworn in, the new Republican-controlled Congress is already on a collision course with Obama over a major foreign policy issue. Obama has threatened to veto any new sanctions legislation, saying it could scuttle ongoing nuclear talks with Iran and heighten the risk of a military showdown. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday quoted an unidentified Israeli intelligence official as saying that adding sanctions now “would be like throwing a grenade into the process.” But Boehner is not backing down. He told a private meeting of GOP lawmakers that Congress would proceed on further penalties against Iran despite Obama’s warning. “He expects us to stand idly by and do nothing while he cuts a bad deal with Iran,” Boehner said. “Two words: ‘Hell no!’ ... We’re going to do no such thing.” The Democrats’ House leader, Nancy Pelosi of California, strongly disagreed. She said Obama has had diplomatic success in bringing countries together for the current economic sanctions aimed at stopping Iran’s nuclear program. And she said it would be “irresponsible” for Congress to impose new penalties that “could undermine the negotiations and undermine

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

On the morning after President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, leaves a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, after telling reporters that he has asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress on dealing with terrorism, but did not consult the White House on the invitation. From left are, Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kansas, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif. and Boehner.

the diplomatic coalition that is there — the permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany.” The White House said Boehner’s invitation also was a breach of diplomatic protocol. Traditionally, no administration would learn about a foreign leader’s plan to visit the United States from the speaker of the House, said State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki. Said Boehner: “I don’t believe I am poking anyone in the eye.” The invitation was a coordinated effort involving Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with staff discussions beginning last year, according to a senior Republican aide, who spoke only on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to publicly discuss the private talks. Boehner contacted the Israeli ambassador on Jan. 8 to assess Netanyahu’s interest and received a positive response. Netanyahu stands to gain politically at home from the U.S. visit. He is in a tough fight to win re-election in Israel’s

upcoming March vote. Netanyahu’s Likud Party is running behind the main opposition group headed by Yitzhak Herzog’s Labor Party, which has been highlighting rancor in the country’s critical relationship with the United States. The image of Netanyahu addressing Congress — an infrequent honor for a world leader — could undercut his opposition’s message. At the same time, he risks aggravating the tense relationship he currently has with the Obama administration. Time could be running out to reach a deal with Iran, which says its nuclear program is peaceful and exists only to produce energy for civilian use. Talks have been extended until July, with the goal of reaching a framework for a deal by the end of March. Just after Boehner announced that Netanyahu had been invited, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a three-hour hearing on the Iranian nuclear talks and the role of Congress. Republicans and some Democrats on the committee argued

that Iran is playing for time and that the U.S. and its international partners are inching closer to Iran’s negotiating position. But other lawmakers agreed with the administration that it’s best to let the negotiations play out. Committee chairman Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., is pressing for legislation that would allow Congress to vote on any deal the U.S. and its international partners might reach with Tehran. “I want these negotiations to be successful ... but just stiffarming (Congress) . and saying, ‘No, we really don’t want you to play a role, we want you to just trust us,’ is totally unacceptable from my standpoint,” Corker said. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, the ranking Democrat on the committee, and Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., are pushing legislation that would impose heavier sanctions that would take effect if there’s no deal. That bill would not impose any new sanctions during the remaining timeline for negotiations. But if there’s no deal, the sanctions that have been eased during the talks would be reinstated and Iran would face new punitive measures. “Iran is clearly taking steps that can only be interpreted as provocative, yet the administration appears willing to excuse away any connection between these developments and signs of Iran’s bad faith in negotiations,” Menendez said. Antony Blinken, deputy secretary of state, said new sanctions legislation would not help and could provoke “Iran to walk away from the negotiating table.” He argued that the talks have halted Iran’s rush toward larger stockpiles of enriched uranium and have led to more intrusive and frequent inspections. Blinken said the existing sanctions are stifling Iran’s economy. “Iran is well aware that an even sharper sword of Damocles hangs over its head. It needs no further motivation,” he said.

Rebels, Yemen’s president reach deal to end standoff By AHMED AL-HAJ Associated Press

SANAA, Yemen — Shiite rebels holding Yemen’s president captive in his home reached a deal with the U.S.backed leader Wednesday to end a violent standoff in the capital, the country’s state news agency reported. The agreement promised to give the rebel Houthi movement more say in the affairs of the Arab world’s poorest country in exchange for the group removing its fighters from President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi’s home, the SABA news agency said. However, the late-night deal left unanswered who really controls the country and how much power is still held by Hadi, a key ally in U.S. efforts to battle Yemen’s local al-Qaida branch. In the deal, the Houthis also agreed to release a top aide to Hadi that they had kidnapped in recent days. SABA said the agreement included a clause that would answer the rebels’ demands to amend the constitution and expand their representation in the parliament and in state institutions. It also included promises to ensure better representation for Yemen’s southerners as well, the deal said. The agreement also calls on Hadi to shake up a commission tasked with writing a draft constitution to ensure bigger representation for the Houthis. The draft constitution has proposed a federation of six regions, something the Houthis reject. The agreement reached Wednesday night also ensures that Yemen would be a federal state, but doesn’t mention the six region proposal, saying controversial issues will be further discussed. The agreement, while addressing the immediate Houthi takeover and security concerns in the capital, leaves the contentious political issues unresolved.

The Houthis, who took control of the capital in September, say they only want an equal share of power, while critics say that they prefer presence of Hadi as a symbolic leader while they keep a grip on power. Critics also say the Houthis are backed by Shiite power Iran, something they deny. The increasingly weakened leadership and power vacuum are setting stage for al-Qaida in Yemen, which claimed the recent attack on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and failed assaults on the U.S. homeland, to grow more powerful in the chaos. Aides to Hadi said earlier Wednesday that he was “captive” in his home. Soon after the agreement Wednesday night, there was no visible change in Houthi deployment outside Hadi’s house.


Around the World Japan’s Abe ‘fighting against time’ to seek release of hostages held by Islamic State TOKYO — Japan is doing all it can to free two hostages the Islamic State group is threatening to kill within 72 hours, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday, vowing never to give in to terrorism. Abe returned to Tokyo from a six-day Middle East tour slightly ahead of schedule and convened a Cabinet meeting soon after. “We are fighting against time, and we’ll make an all-out effort and use every diplomatic route that we have developed to win the release of the two,” he said. Abe said he was consulting with leaders in the region. A convoy carrying a Japanese envoy, Vice-Foreign Minister Yasuhide Nakayama, left the Japanese embassy in Jordan’s capital Amman on Wednesday for an unknown location in the city. He was dispatched from Abe’s Middle East entourage to handle the situation. Abe and other Japanese officials have declined to discuss whether Japan will pay the ransom for the captives, 47-yearold freelance journalist Kenji Goto and 42-year-old Haruna Yukawa, the founder of a private security company.

Palestinian stabs 9 people on Tel Aviv bus before being shot and arrested, police say JERUSALEM — A Palestinian man stabbed nine people on a bus in central Tel Aviv on Wednesday, wounding four of them seriously before he was chased down, shot and arrested by Israeli police in an attack praised by the Islamic militant Hamas group. The assault, described by police as a “terror attack,” was the latest in a spate of attacks in which Palestinians have used knives, acid and vehicles as weapons in recent months, leaving dead and injured. Police identified the assailant as a Palestinian from the West Bank and said he had entered Israel illegally. The man, who was on the bus himself, travelling with the other passengers, began stabbing people, including the driver, then managed to get out of the bus and started fleeing the scene. Officers from a prison service who happened to be nearby and saw the bus swerving out of control and a man running away, gave chase, shot the man in the leg, wounding him lightly and subsequently arrested him. “We believe it was a terror attack,” said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld. He said four people were seriously hurt and another nine sustained lighter wounds. The stabber was in custody and the police are questioning him now, he said.

French security forces to get better weapons to fight terror; 4 men charged with terror ties PARIS — French security forces will get better weapons and protection to fight terror and the country will hire 2,600 new counter-terrorism officers, the prime minister announced Wednesday. The news came as the Paris prosecutor said four men suspected of providing logistical support to one of the Paris terror attackers have been charged with associating with terrorism — the first charges handed out for the mayhem that left 20 people dead, including three gunmen. Prime Minister Manuel Valls said the government will spend 425 million euros ($490 million) on counter-terrorism over three years in response to the Paris attacks. Three police were among those killed by the gunmen. France will also bolster its intelligence apparatus, introducing a measure to make it easier to tap phones, he said. In addition, 3,000 people with ties to France — some at home, others abroad, will be monitored by anti-terror surveillance agents. Outlining a web of phone calls, shared keys and prison friendships, Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins said the four suspects — all in their 20s, all arrested in the Paris region — were handed preliminary charges overnight and will be jailed until a further investigation.

Iraqi premier appeals to US-led coalition for more aid in battling Islamic State

AP Photo/Hani Mohammed

Houthi Shiite Yemeni wearing army uniforms stand guard on a street leading to the presidential palace in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday. Authorities in southern Yemen have closed the country’s second-largest airport there in protest over the Shiite rebels’ power grab in the capital, Sanaa, which has plunged the nation deeper into chaos and threatens to fracture the country.





BAGHDAD — Iraq’s prime minister on Wednesday appealed to the U.S.-led coalition and the international community to do more to help his country win the war against the Islamic State group, saying the assistance pledged so far falls short of the nation’s urgent needs. In an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, Haider al-Abadi said the coalition has stalled on key issues, particularly commitments on training Iraqi forces and weapons deliveries. “We are in this almost on our own,” he said. “There is a lot being said and spoken, but very little on the ground.” His comments came as he was leaving for London to take part in a one-day meeting Thursday on the anti-Islamic State war effort with foreign ministers from about 20 countries, including Arab states. — The Associated Press

A-6 Peninsula Clarion, Thursday, January 22, 2015






NFL Players, coaches react to “deflategate” Question remains: Should Patriots be sanctioned for supposedly deflating AFC title game balls By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer

PHOENIX (AP) — Andrew Luck was asked how he felt after Indianapolis’ one-sided loss to New England in the AFC championship game. “The energy is sucked out of you,” he said. “You do feel deflated.” It’s a word the Colts quarterback wished he’d never used, but one he and other Pro Bowl players will hear all week. Players drafted for the two Pro Bowl teams on Wednesday night were asked again and again about the report that footballs used by the Patriots

against the Colts were well below the required inflation. Luck, the No. 1 pick, downplayed the whole affair. “Things in the media tend to be blown out of proportion a little bit. That’s the nature of where we are today in society. But you can’t take anything away from them being a heck of a team.” The man who started the inquiry, Indianapolis linebacker D’Qwell Jackson, is a Pro Bowl participant but didn’t want to talk to reporters Wednesday night. He told officials there was something wrong with the football after he intercepted Tom Brady’s pass.

Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri, who played for New England, said he doesn’t know what the true story is. “It was done, it wasn’t done. I’m not sure,” he said. “If it seems like something that needs to be addressed and punished accordingly, it needs to be done. At the end of the day, everybody just wants an even playing field, everything fair for everybody and just go from there.” New York Jets center Nick Mangold plays the Patriots twice each season. “It’s just crazy how the NFL works,” he said. “You deal with so many different things going on, and now this hanging over the Super Bowl. I imag-

ine the footballs in the Super Bowl are going to be the most scrutinized footballs of all time.” Mangold was asked about the fairness of labeling the Patriots as cheaters. “It’s fair. I mean, they’ve done it,” he said. “They have to deal with “spygate’ and everything since then. I don’t think it’s unfairness. It kind of comes with the territory.” He was referring to the 2007 revelation that the Patriots videotaped the New York Jets’ signals during a 2007 game. Coach Bill Belichick was fined $500,000, the team $250,000 and New England forfeited it’s 2008 first-round draft pick.

But Mangold said he hasn’t heard exactly how using a deflated football helped the Patriots. He said he called a couple of quarterbacks and they said they’d never done it and didn’t know what good it would do. “My only issue is I haven’t heard anyone say why it’s an advantage,” he said. “I’ve heard about it, how it’s something wrong, but I haven’t heard the advantage of it.” Denver cornerback Aqib Talib just laughed when asked about it. “I don’t think them deflated balls had nothing to with LeGarrett Blount running for 150 (yards) and three touch(downs),” he said.

Ninilchik splits with Fort Yukon Staff report Peninsula Clarion

AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar

Chicago Blackhawks’ Niklas Hjalmarsson (4) gets out of the way of a shot in front of goalie Corey Crawford (50) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh Wednesday.

Blackhawks outshoot Pens

Toews, Kane nail shootout goals to deliver Chicago the win By The Associated Press

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane beat Marc-Andre Fleury in a shootout to lift the Chicago Blackhawks over the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Wednesday night. Toews flipped a shot between Fleury’s legs in the first round, and Kane followed with a wrist shot over Fleury’s glove to help the Blackhawks win in Pittsburgh for just the second time in 17 years. David Rundblad and Marian Hossa scored in regulation for Chicago. Corey Crawford made 33 saves and held Pittsburgh’s David Perron and

Sidney Crosby in check in the shootout. Zach Sill and Steve Downie scored for Pittsburgh. Fleury stopped 24 shots but the Penguins limped into the All-Star break with their fourth straight loss. The Penguins played without defenseman Kris Letang and center Evgeni Malkin. SENATORS 4, MAPLE LEAFS 3 OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Erik Karlsson scored two goals to lead Ottawa over struggling Toronto. Mike Hoffman and Mika Zi-

banejad also scored for the Senators (19-18-9), and Craig Anderson stopped 37 shots. David Clarkson, Nazem Kadri and James van Riemsdyk had goals for the Maple Leafs (22-233), who head into the NHL AllStar break on a six-game skid.

Ducks, who beat the Flames in Anaheim for the 20th consecutive time since Jan. 19, 2004. Calgary has won at Honda Center just once in this century.


DENVER (AP) — Ryan O’Reilly tied the game with 1:45 left in regulation, and Nathan MacKinnon had the only goal in the shootout as Colorado rallied to beat Boston. Jarome Iginla also scored for Colorado, and Semyon Varlamov stopped all three Boston shots in the tiebreaker. Torey Krug and Brad March-

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ben Lovejoy had a goal and an assist, Frederik Andersen made 30 saves, and Anaheim headed into the All-Star break on a fivegame winning streak with a victory over Calgary. Kyle Palmieri and Patrick Maroon scored in a three-goal first period for the NHL-leading


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Past episodes give Belichik no leeway By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer

Add underinflated footballs to the list of incidents giving Bill Belichick a reputation for guile and playing above the rules. Softer footballs wouldn’t explain all of a rout that earned the New England Patriots a spot in the Super Bowl. But it’s another example of Belichick’s reputation of searching for edges and bending any rules until he gets caught. Vague injury reports. Spygate. Signing players with intel on opponents. And now, an open NFL investigation into whether the team cheated during its AFC championship win. “Because it’s the Patriots and they have a history, that brings in a different issue,” former AllPro running back Jerome Bettis said on ESPN. “There’s some type of culture there that’s conducive to cheating and that’s a problem.” Team officials on Wednesday did not respond to a request

for comment from Belichick, quarterback Tom Brady or team owner Robert Kraft. Belichick no longer gets the benefit of the doubt among fans and those in football circles, even those who think he’s the best coach in the league. Earlier this month, Hall of Fame coach Don Shula called him “Beli-cheat.” It all traces back to a reputation for gamesmanship that blossomed after the three-time Super Bowl winner’s last title in 2004. In 2007, Belichick was fined $500,000 and the team was fined $250,000 and stripped of its 2008 first-round draft choice by the NFL for videotaping New York Jets signals during a 2007 game. At the time, opponents wondered whether he taped practices, too. Last year, Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine suggested Belichick might have gotten a copy of the Jets playbook through Alabama coach Nick Saban, an accusation denied by Saban and then-Jets coach Rex Ryan. Belichick has signed players

days before the Patriots faced their former team, opening up new avenues of intel. Six days before the opener against Miami this season, a 33-20 loss, the Patriots signed safety Don Jones a day after he was cut by the Dolphins. He played nine games for New England before being cut and re-signing with the Dolphins. Belichick also likes to tweak the NFL on injury reports. For years, he listed Tom Brady as “probable” even though he didn’t miss practice and played the games. And he’s been known to list close to 20 players on the report, most with minor ailments. And one week before questions of air pressure, some people questioned whether Belichick was bending the rules in a playoff win against Baltimore by using a four-man offensive linemen formation for three plays on a touchdown drive that helped the Patriots rally from a 14-point deficit. The formation — a backup tight end lined up as a tackle-eligible C




and a running back lined up as an ineligible receiver split wide — wasn’t illegal, only creative and intentionally deceptive. The NFL continued its investigation Wednesday into whether the Patriots snuck underinflated footballs into their 45-7 win against the Colts. Underinflated balls are considered easier to throw and catch, and the league has strict protocols for air pressure and who can handle footballs before and during games. Each team provides its own footballs for use on offense, which are inspected. Tampering or switching footballs can result in $25,000 fines, or worse. “We are continuing our review and will provide information as soon as possible,” league spokesman Brian McCarthy said. ESPN reported Tuesday night, citing anonymous sources, that the NFL found 11 of 12 footballs provided by the Patriots were not properly inflated, while balls used by the Colts on offense met league standards.

The Fort Yukon basketball teams continued their Kenai Peninsula trip with a pair of games against Ninilchik on Wednesday. A day after being beaten by Cook Inlet Academy on a buzzer-beater, the Fort Yukon boys came away with a 71-59 win over Ninilchik, while the home team Ninilchik girls topped Fort Yukon 55-45. Sam Mireles and Austin White combined for 41 points for the Ninilchik boys, but it was not enough to top the combined 49 points that Frank Carroll and Aaron Solomon scored for Fort Yukon. Solomon scored 10 points in the first quarter and 12 in the fourth quarter to end up with 31 total, while Carroll added 18. Mireles led Ninilchik with 21 points and White chipped in 20. Fort Yukon staked out a 16-9 lead after the first quarter, which managed to hold up the rest of the game, even while Ninilchik stayed relatively even with the visiting Eagles for the final three periods of play. Ninilchik girls 55, Fort Yukon 45 After a slow start, the Wolverines pulled away in the fourth quarter to top the visiting Eagles, hitting 9-of-16 from the free throw line in the final eight minutes. Jordan Finney had a monster

game for Ninilchik, scoring 28 points — including 13 in the fourth quarter — to lead all players. Teammate Olivia Delgado added 12 points. Fort Yukon raced out to a 10-4 lead in the opening quarter, but Ninilchik slowly began to heat up, outscoring their opponents 12-6 in the second frame to keep a 16-16 tie at halftime. After an even third quarter which resulted in a 32-all tie, Ninilchik notched 23 points in the fourth quarter to secure the win. Both Ninilchik squads will face the Homer JV teams on Saturday. Wednesday boys

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FT. YUKON (71) — Peter 1 3-7 5, Dayton 1 0-0 2, F. Carroll 8 1-3 18, J. Tremblay 0 0-2 0, Fields 0 0-0 0, Jones 0 0-0 0, Solomon 14 3-4 31, P. Tremblay 0 0-0 0, J. Carroll 7 1-1 15. Totals 31 8-17 71. NINILCHIK (59) — Koch 2 0-0 4, Appelhanz 0 1-4 1, Presley 4 3-5 11, Mireles 9 3-3 21, Geppert 1 0-0 2, Bartolowitz 0 0-0 C 0, Fidow 0 0-0 0, Pasqua 0 0-0 0, White 7 5-6 20. Totals 23 12-18 59. Y 3-point goals — Ft. Yukon 1 (F. Carroll); Ninilchik 1 (White). Fouled out — none.

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FT. YUKON (45) — Trembley 3 8-11 14, Van Dyke 7 3-4 19, Cadzow 1 0-0 2, Engler 0 0-0 0, Peter 2 0-0 5, Strom 2 0-0 5. Totals 15 11-15 45. NINILCHIK (55) — Appelhanz 0 0-0 0, Delgado 4 4-10 12, Cooper 0 0-0 0, Sinclair 3 0-0 6, Goins 1 0-0 2, Finney 12 4-7 28, Mi. Clark 0 0-2 0, Me. Clark 2 3-5 7. Totals 22 11-24 55. 3-point goals — Ft. Yukon 4 (Van Dyke 2, Peter 1, Strom 1); Ninilchik 0. Fouled out ­— Peter, Strom.

Warriors continue home win streak By The Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry got involved in a rare altercation before finishing with 22 points and 10 assists, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 126-113 on Wednesday night for their franchise-record 17th straight home win. The typically mild-mannered Curry ran at Trevor Ariza after the Rockets forward bumped him on the way down court early in the third quarter. Curry had to be held back by teammates, and officials called a technical foul on Ariza following a video review. The Warriors had already grabbed control by outscoring Houston 30-13 in the second quarter. They led by 30 in the third before the Rockets’ reserves made the final margin closer. Golden State swept the fourgame season series against the Rockets for the first time since 1973-74. James Harden had 33 points and six assists for Houston. HAWKS 110, PACERS 91 ATLANTA (AP) — DeMarre Carroll and Jeff Teague each scored 17 points, Kyle Korver dunked for the first time in more than two years, and Atlanta tied a franchise record with its 14th straight win. With the victory, the Hawks improved to a stunning 35-8 and Mike Budenholzer clinched a spot as the Eastern Conference coach in next month’s All-Star game in

New York City. Budenholzer could be taking several players with him. The Hawks romped to their 28th victory in the last 30 games, showing the kind of teamwork that has become their trademark in a season that no one saw coming.

THUNDER 105, WIZARDS 103, OT WASHINGTON (AP) — Russell Westbrook drove for the winning layup with 0.8 seconds left in overtime, and Kevin Durant scored 34 points in Oklahoma City’s fourth consecutive victory. Durant and Westbrook scored all 13 of the Thunder’s points in the extra period, including Durant’s dunk over Marcin Gortat and Westbrook’s uncontested layup off of an inbounds play after Oklahoma City had called timeout with 3.6 seconds remaining. Westbrook finished with 32 points and led a third-quarter comeback that made up a 12-point halftime deficit. Durant, the D.C. native whose 2016 free agency is much anticipated in his hometown, added seven rebounds.

PISTONS 128, MAGIC 118 AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Brandon Jennings had 24 points and a career-high 21 assists, and Detroit held on for the victory. Andre Drummond added 26 points and 16 rebounds for the Pistons, who have won 12 of 15. Detroit nearly blew a 21-point third-quarter lead, but Jennings helped the Pistons close it out in the fourth. See HOOPS, page A-7






Peninsula Clarion, Thursday, January 22, 2015


Sports Briefs O’Leary swims to relay gold Former Seward swimmer Ryan O’Leary is still making waves on the collegiate scene. O’Leary — a senior on the University of Wyoming swim squad — joined his teammates Saturday in claiming the gold in the men’s 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3 minutes, 2.51 seconds, to beat Denver University in a dual meet in Laramie, Wyoming. O’Leary swam the third leg of the relay. Along the way, the 2010 Seward graduate earned all-conference honors in the 200 free and 400 free relays. He also teamed up with the Wyoming 200 medley relay squad that finished fourth. Individually, O’Leary picked up a pair of podium finishes, taking the bronze in both the men’s 50 free (with a time of 21.18 seconds) and the men’s 100 free (46.82 seconds).

Stassel dominates to win slopestyle gold Ryan Stassel, an Anchorage snowboarder who holds Peninsula connections, took home the top prize in Wednesday’s slopestyle finals in Kreischberg, Austria. Competing in the men’s finals at the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships, Stassel, 22, earned a high score of 97.5 points on his third and final run of the day to claim the gold while beating defending champion Roope Tonteri of Finland, who earned silver with 93.75 points. His winning run consisted of three 1260s, making him the only competitor of the day to land the 3.5turn trick. “I’m speechless,” Stassel told Kreischberg reporters. “I have been working on that run for a long time, and it feels really good to finally pull it all together here at the World Championships.” Stassel’s first run earned a score of 94.0, the second-best score of the day. He scored 51.0 on his second run and came back with his gold-medal run, earning scores of 98.0 from three of the six judges. Stassel is a third generation Clam Gulch set-netter who spent many summers on the beach that lies about 28 miles south of Kenai. Wednesday’s accomplishment represented his first world championship of any kind.

Bears reunite Denver OC Gase with Fox LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Adam Gase is the new offensive coordinator for the Bears, following coach John Fox from Denver to Chicago. The Bears also interviewed Gase for head coach before selecting Fox for the job. Gase also had head-coaching interviews with San Francisco, Buffalo and Atlanta. Gase was Denver’s offensive coordinator for the past two seasons, and the Broncos led the NFL in scoring offense, total offense and passing offense during that time period. He joined the Broncos as the wide receivers coach in 2009. The Bears also hired Ed Donatell to coach defensive backs. Donatell replaces Jon Hoke, who was released Wednesday. Donatell is a 36-year coaching veteran, including 24 in the NFL. He spent the last four seasons as the secondary coach for the 49ers.

Solo given 30-day suspension Goalkeeper Hope Solo has been suspended from the U.S. women’s national team for 30 days and won’t participate in matches next month in Europe. U.S. Soccer did not specify the reason for the suspension, announced Wednesday night. It comes after the arrest of her husband, former Seattle Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens, earlier this week on suspicion of driving under the influence. Solo was in the car when Stevens was pulled over in Manhattan Beach, California, about 1:30 a.m. Monday for driving without headlights. Solo was not arrested or detained. C




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Antti Niemi made 15 of his 26 saves in the third period.


WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) and had Bruins goals in regulation in the final game for both teams — Jets rookie Michael Hutchinson made 29 saves, and Winnipeg before the NHL All-Star break. stretched its winning streak to a season-high five games with a shutout victory over Columbus. SHARKS 4, KINGS 2 It was Hutchinson’s second SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — shutout of the season and the Jets’ Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski third as Winnipeg outshot Columscored power-play goals to send bus 30-29 in the teams’ last game San Jose into the NHL All-Star before the NHL All-Star break. break on a winning note with a vicWinnipeg’s previous home tory over Los Angeles. shutout was a 3-0 win over Buffalo Logan Couture scored twice on Dec. 31, 2013. Columbus (20for the Sharks, who had lost five 22-3) has been shut out three times of their previous six home games. this season.

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blocked four shots in his return from a sprained toe, leading the Pelicans to the win. Eric Gordon had 17 points and Continued from page A-6 a season-high 10 assists for New Orleans. Tyreke Evans added 19 Nikola Vucevic led Orlando points and Quincy Pondexter finwith 26 points. ished with 12.

SUNS 118, TRAIL BLAZERS 113 PHOENIX (AP) — Eric Bledsoe had a season-high 33 points, and Phoenix managed to get the win after blowing a big first-half lead. Isiah Thomas added a seasonhigh 27 points for the Suns, who have won seven consecutive home games.

GRIZZLIES 92, RAPTORS 86 MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Marc Gasol scored 26 points for Memphis, and Zach Randolph had 19 points and 13 rebounds. The Grizzlies broke open a close game with a 13-3 run midway through the fourth quarter. There were 14 ties and six lead changes for the night.

CAVALIERS 106, JAZZ 92 CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 26 points, Kevin Love added 19 and the rejuvenated Cavaliers earned their fourth consecutive victory. Shaking off a flu bug that forced him to miss practice Tuesday and also slowed Kyrie Irving, James added nine assists and seven rebounds.



NETS 103, KINGS 100 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Brook Lopez scored 22 points and blocked six shots, leading Brooklyn to its second win in the last 10 games. The Nets had a 23-point lead in the opening half, but the Kings eventually cut it to two late in the fourth quarter. Some clutch shooting by Joe Johnson helped preserve the victory for Brooklyn.

MAVERICKS 98, TIMBERWOLVES 75 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chandler Parsons scored 22 points, and Dallas hit 11 3-pointers. Parsons made 9 of 13 shots and Dirk Nowitzki added 16 points and nine rebounds in 26 minutes for the Mavericks (30-13), who crept in front of idle Houston (29-13) for sole possession of fourth place in the demanding Western Conference.

HORNETS 78, HEAT 76 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 15 points, Bismack Biyombo had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and the surging Hornets held on for the win.

KNICKS 98, 76ERS 91

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carmelo Anthony had 27 points and NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An- 11 rebounds, powering the Knicks thony Davis scored 29 points and to the road win.

basketball NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Toronto 27 15 Brooklyn 18 24 Boston 13 26 Philadelphia 8 34 New York 7 36 Southeast Division Atlanta 35 8 Washington 29 14 Miami 18 24 Charlotte 18 25 Orlando 15 30 Central Division Chicago 27 16 Cleveland 23 20 Milwaukee 21 20 Detroit 17 26 Indiana 15 29

Pct GB .643 — .429 9 .333 12½ .190 19 .163 20½ .814 — .674 6 .429 16½ .419 17 .333 21 .628 — .535 4 .512 5 .395 10 .341 12½

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division Memphis 30 12 Dallas 30 13 Houston 29 14 San Antonio 27 16 New Orleans 21 21 Northwest Division Portland 31 12 Oklahoma City 22 20 Denver 18 24 Utah 14 28 Minnesota 7 34 Pacific Division Golden State 34 6 L.A. Clippers 28 14 Phoenix 26 18 Sacramento 16 26 L.A. Lakers 12 31

.714 — .698 ½ .674 1½ .628 3½ .500 9 .721 — .524 8½ .429 12½ .333 16½ .171 23 .850 — .667 7 .591 10 .381 19 .279 23½

Wednesday’s Games New York 98, Philadelphia 91 Charlotte 78, Miami 76 Cleveland 106, Utah 92 Atlanta 110, Indiana 91 Detroit 128, Orlando 118 New Orleans 96, L.A. Lakers 80 Memphis 92, Toronto 86 Dallas 98, Minnesota 75 Oklahoma City 105, Washington 103, OT Phoenix 118, Portland 113 Brooklyn 103, Sacramento 100 Golden State 126, Houston 113 Thursday’s Games San Antonio at Chicago, 4 p.m. Utah at Milwaukee, 4 p.m. Boston at Portland, 6 p.m. Brooklyn at L.A. Clippers, 6:30 p.m. All Times ADT

Men’s College Scores EAST Army 65, Colgate 63 Boston U. 59, American U. 54 Bucknell 75, Loyola (Md.) 61

Delaware 84, William & Mary 80 Hofstra 86, Drexel 58 Holy Cross 74, Lafayette 73 Lehigh 61, Navy 47 Monmouth (NJ) 71, Penn 56 Quinnipiac 63, St. Peter’s 55 Saint Joseph’s 62, UMass 56 St. Francis (NY) 63, CCSU 51 St. John’s 60, Marquette 57 SOUTH Mississippi St. 78, Auburn 71 North Carolina 87, Wake Forest 71 SMU 66, Tulane 52 UNC Wilmington 58, Coll. of Charleston 56, OT MIDWEST

Richmond 56, Davidson 48 Tennessee St. 67, Tennessee Tech 64 UConn 100, UCF 45 UT-Martin 81, E. Illinois 51 MIDWEST Ball St. 77, Akron 73 Dayton 77, Rhode Island 33 E. Michigan 56, Miami (Ohio) 38 Iowa St. 80, TCU 62 Milwaukee 90, Valparaiso 79 Ohio 67, N. Illinois 40 S. Dakota St. 74, W. Illinois 61 Toledo 75, Buffalo 63, OT W. Michigan 82, Bowling Green 52 SOUTHWEST

Bowling Green 74, E. Michigan 58 Butler 64, Creighton 61 Cent. Michigan 84, Buffalo 73 Cincinnati 67, Houston 54 Evansville 65, Loyola of Chicago 56 Illinois 66, Purdue 57 Kent St. 67, Toledo 60 Michigan St. 66, Penn St. 60 N. Illinois 64, Akron 61 N. Iowa 66, Indiana St. 60 Ohio 82, Ball St. 73 S. Dakota St. 82, IPFW 53 S. Illinois 70, Bradley 59 W. Michigan 69, Miami (Ohio) 58 Wichita St. 76, Missouri St. 53 SOUTHWEST Baylor 81, Huston-Tillotson 61 Oklahoma St. 63, Texas Tech 43 Texas A&M 62, Missouri 50 Tulsa 73, Memphis 55 FAR WEST Boise St. 86, San Jose St. 36 Denver 73, Oral Roberts 66 New Mexico 71, UNLV 69 Utah 86, Washington St. 64

Women’s College Scores EAST American U. 75, Boston U. 45 Army 64, Colgate 62 Bucknell 66, Loyola (Md.) 49 Canisius 66, Niagara 55, OT Fordham 65, UMass 42 George Washington 83, Duquesne 56 Holy Cross 64, Lafayette 46 Navy 47, Lehigh 44 New Hampshire 65, Hartford 63 Saint Louis 76, La Salle 47 VCU 61, St. Bonaventure 51 Villanova 70, Penn 44 West Virginia 63, Kansas St. 51 SOUTH Belmont 70, Jacksonville St. 66 Cent. Arkansas 53, New Orleans 46 Miami 67, Virginia 58 Northwestern St. 74, Nicholls St. 71

East Carolina 67, SMU 49 Kansas 68, Texas Tech 66 South Florida 71, Houston 55 FAR WEST New Mexico 63, UNLV 60 San Diego St. 70, Air Force 47 San Jose St. 88, Boise St. 79 Utah St. 68, Nevada 57

hockey NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 48 30 14 4 64 156 127 Detroit 47 27 11 9 63 139 119 Montreal 45 29 13 3 61 123 106 Boston 48 25 16 7 57 126 121 Florida 44 20 14 10 50 107 122 Ottawa 46 19 18 9 47 126 128 Toronto 48 22 23 3 47 142 150 Buffalo 47 14 30 3 31 89 167 Metropolitan Division N.Y. Islanders 46 31 14 1 63 151 129 Pittsburgh 46 26 12 8 60 138 117 N.Y. Rangers 44 27 13 4 58 134 106 Washington 46 24 13 9 57 137 120 Philadelphia 48 19 22 7 45 130 146 Columbus 45 20 22 3 43 113 142 New Jersey 47 17 22 8 42 107 134 Carolina 46 16 25 5 37 98 120

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division Nashville 45 30 10 5 65 137 104 St. Louis 46 29 13 4 62 148 111 Chicago 47 30 15 2 62 148 108 Winnipeg 48 26 14 8 60 135 117 Colorado 48 20 18 10 50 125 137 Dallas 46 21 18 7 49 144 151 Minnesota 46 20 20 6 46 128 137 Pacific Division Anaheim 47 31 10 6 68 139 124 San Jose 48 25 17 6 56 131 132 Vancouver 45 26 16 3 55 124 114 Calgary 47 25 19 3 53 136 125 Los Angeles 47 20 15 12 52 129 126 Arizona 46 16 25 5 37 105 156 Edmonton 47 12 26 9 33 109 158 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

Wednesday’s Games Chicago 3, Pittsburgh 2, SO Colorado 3, Boston 2, SO Ottawa 4, Toronto 3 Winnipeg 4, Columbus 0 Anaheim 6, Calgary 3 San Jose 4, Los Angeles 2 Thursday’s Games No games scheduled

Transactions BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE С Suspended free-agent RHPs Carlos Artiles and Felix Bautista 72 games and free-agent C Kyle Bacak, San Diego RHP Travis Remillard (Arizona League) and Houston RHP Andrew Walter (Lancaster-Cal) 50 games, for violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL С Ratified a five-year labor agreement with the World Umpires Association. American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX С Named Tommy Esmay manager of Kannapolis (SAL), Tim Esmay manager of Winston-Salem (Carolina) and Cole Armstrong manager of Great Falls (Pioneer). HOUSTON ASTROS С Traded C Carlos Corporan to Texas for RHP Akeem Bostick. TEXAS RANGERS С Designated RHP Gonzalez Germen for assignment. National League CINCINNATI REDS С Agreed to terms with RHP Jason Marquis on a minor league contract. MIAMI MARLINS С Agreed to terms with RHPs Ryan Chaffee, Vin Mazzaro and Ryan Reid; LHPs Pat Misch, Chris Narveson and Pat Urckfitz; Cs Vinny Rottino and Jhonatan Solano; INFs Reid Brignac and Scott Sizemore; and OFs Tyler Colvin, Cole Gillespie and Kenny Wilson on minor league contracts. MILWAUKEE BREWERS С Agreed to terms with LHP Dontrelle Willis on a minor league contract. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS С Designated 2B Marco Scutaro for assignment. WASHINGTON NATIONALS С Agreed to terms with RHP Max Scherzer on a seven-year contract. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NEW YORK KNICKS С Signed F Lance Thomas to a second 10day contract.

FOOTBALL National Football League CHICAGO BEARS С Named Ed Donatell defensive backs coach. CLEVELAND BROWNS С Named John DeFilippo offensive coordinator. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS С Named Greg Olson offensive coordinator. HOCKEY National Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKS С Assigned D Mark Fistric to Norfolk (AHL). ARIZONA COYOTESС Recalled G Mike McKenna from Portland (AHL). Assigned D Brandon Gormley and Philip Samuelsson, F Lucas Lessio and G Mike Lee to Portland. DALLAS STARS С Reassigned D Jamie Oleksiak and Jyrki Jokipakka to Texas (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS С Assigned LW Teemu Pulkkinen to Grand Rapids (AHL). MONTREAL CANADIENS С Assigned F Christian Thomas to Hamilton (AHL). NASHVILLE PREDATORS С Reassigned G Marek Mazanec to Milwaukee (AHL). SOCCER U.S. SOCCER С Suspended G Hope Solo from the U.S. women’s national team for 30 days for unspecified reasons. Major League Soccer FC DALLAS С Acquired MF Kyle Bekker from Toronto FC for allocation money. Agreed to terms with MF Atiba Harris. NEW YORK RED BULLS С Announced they will place a team in USL PRO based in Hanover, N.J. VANCOUVER WHITECAPS С Signed D Pa-Modou Kah. COLLEGE ATLANTIC HOCKEY ASSOCIATION С Suspended Army F Tyler Pham one game for his slew footing major penalty during a Jan. 17 game against Air Force. GEORGIA SOUTHERN С Announced the resignation of director of football player development Vic Cabral to take a coaching position at Samford. LEES-MCRAE С Named Thomas Rusling men’s interim soccer coach. MISSOURI С Named Phil Pitts defensive analyst. MONTANA STATE С Named J.J. Riley women’s volleyball coach. Promoted Kane Ioane to co-defensive coordinator. NEBRASKA С Named Keith Williams receivers coach. Announced DL Avery Moss has tranferred to Youngstown State.

Williams finishes strong in Aussie Open By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Top-ranked Serena Williams fended off three set points before going on a 10game roll to beat Vera Zvonareva 7-5, 6-0 and move into the third round of the Australian Open. Men’s No. 1 Novak Djokovic had an easier run, spending a minute less than Williams on Rod Laver Arena in his 84-minute, 6-0, 6-1, 6-4 win over No. 88-ranked Andrey Kuznetsov on Thursday. Defending champion Stan Wawrinka, who ended four-time champion Djokovic’s 25-match winning streak at Melbourne Park in the quarterfinals last year, advanced to the third round for the seventh consecutive year with a 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4), 6-3 win over No. 194-ranked qualifier Marius Copil. Williams, seeking a sixth Australian and 19th Grand Slam title, saved three set points in the ninth game before holding to swing the momentum of her match against Zvonareva, a two-time Grand Slam finalist who played only five tournaments in 2014. That’s when she told herself: “’You know Serena, you’ve done so well here, you have nothing to lose.’” “Things really clicked. I had no other option but for things to click,” she added. “Yeah, I just had to start playing better.” Williams said she had to transition quickly to get past such an experienced player in the second round. “Playing Vera is like, I had to get my mind like, ‘Serena, this girl has been ranked as high as No. 2 in the world ... she’s a very quality player, she knows what to do,” Williams said. After breaking Williams’ serve twice in the first set, Zvonareva only won eight points in the second set and didn’t get close to another break-point chance. Williams will next play No. 26 Elina Svitolina, who beat Nicole Gibbs 7-6 (3), 7-6 (6). Venus Williams had a 6-2, 6-3 win against fellow American Lauren Davis. The elder of the Williams sisters, a seventime major winner, hasn’t been beyond the third round at a major since reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon on 2011. Sixth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska needed only 44 minutes to race through her 6-0, 6-1 win over Johanna Larsson, continuing her run of reaching the third round or better at every Austra-

lian Open since 2010. In the next round, she’ll face No. 30 Varvara Lepchenko, a 6-1, 7-6 (1) winner over Ajla Tomljanovic. No. 11 Dominika Cibulkova, the 2014 finalist, beat Tsvetana Pironkova 6-2, 6-0, No. 24 Garbine Muguruza beat veteran Daniela Hantuchova 6-1, 1-6, 6-0





and Madison Keys beat No. 29 Casey Dellacqua 2-6, 6-1, 6-1. On the men’s side, U.S. Open finalist Kei Nishikori beat Ivan Dodig 4-6, 7-5, 6-2, 7-6 (0), getting a crucial service break in the 10th game of the fourth set when Dodig was serving for the set and then dominating in

the tiebreaker. He will next face Steve Johnson, who beat No. 30 Santiago Giraldo 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. No. 12 Feliciano Lopez was leading 4-6, 4-6, 7-6 (3), 4-0 when Adrian Mannarino retired from their second-round match and No. 19 John Isner beat Andreas HaiderMaurer 6-4, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-4.





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price for North Slope oil was about $47 per barrel. He called on teachers to be resourceful and efficient and said he would do all he could to provide for the needs of schools. “Public education is a constitutionally mandated responsibility,” Walker said. “I have not, and I will not, forget that.” In an interview earlier this week, Walker said nothing would be off the table as the state cuts spending. Walker in his speech also spoke about the need for affordable energy and pledged to move forward with a major liquefied natural gas project. He reiterated his desire to expand Medicaid coverage and called for an end to the epidemics of rape, sexual assault and domestic violence in the state. Walker’s predecessor, Republican Sean Parnell, sought to shine a light on that issue with the “Choose Respect” campaign. He said his attorney general would announce a special investigator on Thursday to look into allegations of sexual assault and other misconduct within the Alaska National Guard.

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subjecting contractors to the same disclosure requirements as legislators is “onerous” and not currently enforced. Gardner introduced the bill Wednesday. If enforced, the committee

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percussions. “Most of us don’t think about the edible side of it, and how that’s going to affect us,” Schofield said. “We all think about the smoke, rolling joints and all of that, but what’s going to affect you now is that it’s going to be in oil, so it will be topical.” She said that policies prohibiting employees from being “under the influence” would be particularly troublesome. “We all understand that we don’t drink at work, but we haven’t established the regulation to what is under the influence with marijuana,” Schofield said. “What is the cutoff? 0.02, 0.04, 0.08 on alcohol. We don’t have that for pot.” Schofield said that because many regulations and laws regarding marijuana haven’t been

Walker said it’s time to complete the work that lawmakers began on the gas line. Under his administration, he said the state will begin building a gas line to tidewater. Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, said lawmakers have heard that from other governors. But he said members of the Republican-led majority also want to see a gas line built and built as soon as possible. Some lawmakers have been nervous about Walker’s intentions with the gas line since he shook up the board of a state corporation expected to play a key role in the project. The gas line has long been hoped for in Alaska as a way to provide gas to Alaskans, create jobs and shore up revenues in a state heavily reliant upon oil. A number of lawmakers see that project — if it indeed gets built — as the next best source for new revenues. The current timeline for the project has a final investment decision around 2019. Walker’s current term expires in late 2018. Leaders of the Republicanled House and Senate majorities lamented the lack of specifics in the speech. Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, said the speech sounded a lot like campaign rhetoric. would have to deal with disclosures from far more people than it currently does, said outgoing committee chair Gary Turner, of Soldotna. Committee member Rep. Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage, noted that the recommendation to introduce the bill was not the same as the committee endorsing the bill. established yet, many people are unsure about what to expect with marijuana being legalized. “The problem is not that we’ve legalized, it that’s we don’t have any guidelines,” Schofield said. Schofield said that with solid policies, employers should feel confident that they have the legal authority to uphold them. “To date, there has not been a situation where an employer has failed as long as they’ve had a rock-solid policy. This is why it’s so important.” Schofield said that having policies is important not only for employers, but for the wellbeing of employees and other people in the community. “The goal for all of us is to make sure people stay safe, people stay healthy and that we continue to do the jobs we do in our communities,” Schofield said

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and set a public hearing for Feb. 24 — the day marijuana legalization goes into effect. Assembly member Mako Haggerty said the process made this one of the “most entertaining meetings” he has ever been a part of. Soldotna trial lawyer and co-founder of KCCC Eric Derleth presented his case that the people have already made their voice heard on cannabis legalization and talked about the lucrative potential of cannabis industry on the Kenai Peninsula. He said the ordinance is masked as a zoning issue, against which he cited an Alaska Supreme Court ruling in Griswold vs. Homer in 2008 that zoning by initiatives or ordinances that do not go through the planning commission are inconsistent with the comprehensive plan. “You are trying to kill a mosquito with a sledgehammer. That doesn’t make any sense,” Derleth said. “You are going to ban (growing) throughout all 15,000 square miles of the peninsula to prohibit possibly somebody uncomfortable with a marijuana grow in their rural neighborhood.” Assembly member Stan Welles said the whole marijuana subject disappointed him. “Why would anyone in this room want to add the guilt to their conscience of being party to hallucinating your neighbors?” Welles said. Derleth said he didn’t under-

stand Welles’ question. “I have hosted two town halls and nobody has made one concern about a grow operation next door,” Derleth said. “Marijuana is not a hallucinogen. It’s a mild mood alterant.” Leif Abel, Kenai regional director of Coalition for Responsible Cannabis Legislation, recommended the assembly follow the examples made by the Fairbanks North Star Borough and Anchorage assembly by working with the state while the regulations are discussed. When asked by assembly member Wayne Ogle if he was OK with a postponement of the ordinance to July, Abel said he opposed. “If local businesses want to have a foot in the industry they need to plan ahead,” he said. “Within the state if we banned it here, I’m sure Mat-Su Valley would be happy to grow as much marijuana as the people here want to consume and then benefit from the revenue.” Wolf then shared his concern for why he put this ordinance on the agenda when he did. While attending an Alaska Municipal League conference last November, he heard a comment made after regulations are written the borough could be facing a taking issue. Wolf said a takings issue is a law that makes government liable for lost investments of businesses unable to operate due to laws passed after investment. Derleth said that Wolf’s reasoning is fear mongering, and the consequence of affected property values as a result of cultivation sites is a non-issue. While Wolf said the marijuana

Around Alaska Department approves temporary royalty relief for Caelus

JUNEAU — The Alaska Department of Natural Resources has approved temporary royalty relief for five North Slope leases that it said could not economically be developed otherwise. The reduced royalty rate would apply to five leases held by Caelus Natural Resources Alaska LLC that otherwise have rates of 12.5 percent and roughly 16.7 percent. The reduced rate of 5 percent comes with conditions. For example, Caelus will have to decide whether to move forward with the project by March 31. Caelus also must submit a non-confidential project summary before commercial production of the Nuna development begins. The royalty modification would be rescinded if Caelus sells or transfers ownership of any of the affected leases. Acting Natural Resources Commissioner Marty Rutherford said in a release that the benefits to the state, from added revenue, production, jobs and new information that will help other North Slope projects, “starkly outweigh” the cost of the royalty modification. The department said the project is expected to begin producing oil in 2017 and produce 15,000 to 18,000 barrels of oil a day at its peak. The modification will be rescinded if sustained production does not begin by Sept. 30, 2017. Caelus said in a statement that it was still evaluating the state’s decision, but it was pleased to have reached this point. It said the state’s finding “substantiates” the project. Caelus applied for royalty modification for 11 leases, but the Reach Ian Foley at department found that only five leases are expected to include production from Nuna. The department said it would increase the rate by which Cae-

School on lockdown as residents exiled FAIRBANKS (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say the school in the village of Huslia was placed in lockdown this week as local residents were exiled from the community. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the brief lockdown occurred Tuesday. Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters says the people who were asked to leave are no longer in the Koyukuk River community.





initiative gives local municipalities the authority to govern certain aspects of the industry, Derleth said liberty is the right to be left alone by government. “The other intent of the initiative is to enhance individual liberty,” Derleth said. “How does your ordinance do that?” Kasilof resident Rob Petrey said he was surprised by the lack of preparation and knowledge some of the assembly members had about marijuana. He said Welles’ comment of “hallucinating your neighbor” was “wholly ignorant and without basis.” “I don’t know if you realized it or not, you’ve done something almost impossible. You got a bunch of potheads off the couch and in the building to speak to you,” Petrey said. “Mr. Wolf, the way this ordinance stands to me lacks vision and is borderline asinine.” Sherry Innes was in the minority who testified that Wolf’s ordinance was a responsible act by a politician to protect people. She said next time there will be more people to show up in support of the ordinance. “A lot has been made about money to the borough. It’s an industry fueled by greed and doesn’t care about the danger to our children and problems with families created by drug addiction,” Innes said. “You’re our elected officials. We expect you to protect us the citizens from elements at the detriment of our community.” Wolf made an amendment to postpone the ordinance until the June 16 assembly meeting. The amendment failed 6 to 3 and the public hearing date re-

mained for Feb. 24. The assembly voted 5 to 4 to introduce the ordinance with Assembly President Dale Bagley, Vice President Sue McClure, assembly members Kelly Cooper and Haggerty voting no. Cooper said she didn’t take offense to being called ignorant because the assembly still has the opportunity to educate each other on the issue. She said a delay would hinder interested marijuana small businesses from preparing for the licensing process. “I have an objection to leave the public sitting in the unknown with the fear (cultivation could be) illegal in borough when it totally goes against what I’m hearing from the public,” Cooper said. After the meeting, Wolf said he did take offense to some of the comments but also acknowledged he learned something new — that there are different marijuana strains to treat different ailments. “When anybody calls somebody ignorant it’s uncalled for,” Wolf said. “I have no desire to restrict selling. A lot of people have called me in support but didn’t want to come out. They appreciate I’m taking on the fight.” Petrey said the biggest thing he took away from the assembly body was the statement made by Welles. “If that is indicative of the thought-process in this assembly, this whole movement is in trouble,” he said. Reach Dan Balmer at daniel.balmer@peninsulaclarion. com.

lus could deduct certain costs if at least 80 percent of the workers it hires are Alaskans. That would be in effect while the royalty modification is in effect.

Woman dies in one-vehicle Anchorage crash ANCHORAGE — A 30-year-old woman riding in a sport utility vehicle died early Wednesday in a one-car Anchorage crash. Her name has not been released and will not be until her next of kin is notified. Anchorage police say they took a 911 call at 2:22 a.m. that a vehicle had struck a tree in a trailer court at 34th Avenue and Boniface Parkway. Police say the driver, 23-year-old Val Tapusoa, lost control of the SUV and it struck the tree on the vehicle’s passenger side. Police say Tapusoa fled on foot but was found nearby in a trailer. He was arrested on outstanding warrants for probation violations. Police say no charges have been filed in the fatal crash. — The Associated Press






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Thursday, January 22, 2015

What’s Happening Best Bets n The Irishmen are back on the Kenai, and everyone is welcomed to come together at a concert of traditional Irish music and folklore at KPC today at 7 p.m. in the Ward Building. Performers returning include: Dublin native John Walsh on the Tenor Banjo; vocals and Bouzouki by artist Pat Broaders; and Sean McComiskey on Button Accordian. This event is an annual kick-off for Spring semester, is free, and family friendly. Support for this event is made possible by the UAA Diversity Action Council, the KPC Showcase and the Damon Foundation, the KPC Student Union, and the KPC Multicultural Consortium. For more information: Diane at 262-0328. n The Performing Arts Society proudly presents lyric-soprano Jaunelle Celaire and pianist Eduard Zilberkant in concert at Soldotna Christ Lutheran Church on Saturday 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 Tribal funk band “Pamyua” will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday in the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School. The concert is a fundraiser for the Kenaitze Indian Tribe’s Yaghanen Youth Program. Tickets will be available at the door or in advance at Kenaitze Indian Tribe offices, and are $10 general admission for all ages.

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n Kaladi Brothers on Kobuk has a new exhibit entitled “Seafaring & Navigate” by Mark Keene. It will be on display for the month of January. n The Rarefied Light photography exhibition is on display in the Gary Freeburg Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River Campus. n The Triumvirate Theatre, located on the Kenai Spur Highway just north of Kenai, presents “Annie,” directed by Paulene Rizzo and and Brian Lyke, Jan. 23 and 24. Shows start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for students, $15 for adults. Visit www. 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. n Celebrate the art of local art teachers at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Ave. across from the Oilers Bingo Hall In Old Town Kenai. Art from local teachers will be featured through Jan. 30.

Fundraiser concert will be this weekend at Kenai Central High School By IAN FOLEY Peninsula Clarion


ribal funk is coming to Kenai. Pamyua, an Anchorage-based music and dance collective, will hold a concert at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium inside Kenai Central High School. The group, which was founded nearly 20 years ago, blends traditional Inuit music with contemporary funk and rhythm and blues.

Phillip Blanchett, cofounder of Pamyua, said the music and dances performed by the group are not only entertaining, they are culturally important. “It shows our identity through music,” Blanchett said. “It reflects our upbringing.” Pamyua, an Inuit word, has two meanings - “To request an encore of a drumsong or dance,” or “the tail of an animal, object or idea.” While Pamyua combines many different elements in its performances, Blanchett said

that it’s all connected by a common theme. “It’s pretty varied what we do, but it’s all culturally based from the Yup’ik traditions of music and dance,” Blanchett said. The group has reached a broad audience in its nearly two-decade-long career. It has been lauded in the Italian edition of Rolling Stone magazine. The group’s album, “Caught in the Act” won Album of the Year at the Native American Music Awards

in 2003. Most recently, the group’s music has been featured on Discovery Channel’s “Flying Wild Alaska.” Before Pamyua takes the stage, Courtney Agnes from the Discovery Channel show “Yukon Men” will give a special presentation. She will speak about the benefits of hard work and being substance free. The proceeds of the concert will go to help the Kenaitze Indian Tribe’s Yaghanen Youth Program. The program proSee FUNK, page B-2

Photo exhibition shows off Alaskan talent By IAN FOLEY Peninsula Clarion


arefied Light, an annual traveling photo exhibition displaying work from Alaskan photographers, is currently being held at Kenai Peninsula College’s Gary L. Freeburg Gallery. Sponsored by the Alaska Photographic Center, Rarefied Light is a jury-selected competition showing 55 pieces of work chosen from 500 submitted fine-art photographs from all corners of the state. The Kenai exhibition opened on January 15 and will be on display until March 6. Cam Choy, associate professor of art at the Kenai Peninsula College, said he was

pleased the Rarefied Light exhibit came to the gallery. “It’s a very prominent exhibit for the gallery,” Choy said. “It’s a show that a lot of people anticipate and really look forward to checking out.” Choy said that hosting Rarefied Light in winter is ideal. “There’s so much color in this particular exhibit, so for this time of year it’s perfect,” Choy said. Alisah Kress, a graduate of KPC, had one of her pieces selected for the exhibition. Kress said that while she was proud that her work, titled “Coming Into Focus” had been recognized, she also enjoys seeing work from other photographers.

“There are some really unique pieces and different takes on how to take (photos),” Kress said. “I like seeing how the other photographers think, because when you take photos you look at it differently, too.” Another photographer with work on display is local resident Joseph Kashi. He said that save for one year, his work has been selected annually since 2007. Kashi said that he had anticipated an exhibit similar to previous years, but he was impressed with the diversity on display this time around. “I was expecting some sameness,” Kashi said. “But it’s a nicely balanced show.” See PHOTO, page B-2

Entertainment 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 and 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. See ARTS, page B-2



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.

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Meryl Streep appears in a scene from “Into the Woods.” Streep was nominated for an Oscar Award for best supporting actress on Jan. 15, for her role in the film. The 87th Annual Academy Awards will take place on Feb. 22, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

‘Into the Woods’ where Granny resides “Into the Woods” Disney Enterprises 2 hr 5 minutes

R eeling It In


here are musical people and then there are people who can handle a level of “musicalness” in a production to varying degrees, based on their tolerance. And then there are people like my mother-in-law who exclaimed frustratedly when I expressed disbelief that she knew absolutely nothing about the plot of “Annie,” “I told you, I don’t watch musicals!” She, needless to say, declined to come with us to see this week’s “Into the Woods.” “Into the Woods” is based on Stephen Sondheim’s hit Broadway musical from the late eighties - or so Wikipedia tells me. I had heard of it, but I couldn’t have

C hris J enness told you a thing about it, let alone whistled a tune from it. After seeing the film, I’m a little surprised the play isn’t better known - I found the music better than “Phantom of the Opera,” and the plot at least twice as interesting as “Les Miserables.” (I admit to liking neither of those shows, so I suppose that knocks me a few notches down the musical tolerance scale.) The story involves a childless baker and his wife and

how their travails with the vindictive witch next door send them careening into the narratives of Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Jack and the Beanstalk. It’s interesting to imagine these characters as all being contemporaries considering that each of their parables are self-contained. The woods are where Granny resides, where Cinderella flees her Prince Charming, where Rapunzel’s tower is hidden, and where Jack sells his cow for magic beans. It’s the witch that ties the tales together, having cursed the baker’s house to be childless in retaliation for an indiscretion on his father’s part. In order to lift the curse, she must have a blood red cloak, a milky white cow, a lock of yellow hair, and a slipper of pure gold (not glass - I guess that would have been difficult to do on stage). You can

The house that is off the beaten tracks Bookworm Sez Off the beaten tracks. That’s where the house is, the one that catches your fancy whenever you pass by. To your eye, it’s unique and whoever lives there must be interesting. They probably have tons of friends and fabulous lives – and in the new book “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins, spying on them is the ticket to knowing.

Every morning at 8:04 sharp, Rachel Watson took the train from her Ashbury apartment into London. It wasn’t a particularly pleasant ride – the train was generally packed and often late – but to make the time pass quicker, she admired houses along the tracks and she watched for Jess and Jason. Those weren’t their real names, of course, because Rachel had never actually met them but she enjoyed seeing them, however briefly. They C




lived in the suburb where she used to live, back when she was happy, thin, married, and sober most nights. She could imagine many tiny details about Jess and Jason; she envisioned their lives, their jobs, their relationship. And then one day, on her way to London, she looked through the train window and saw Jess kiss a man who wasn’t Jason! Two days later, after drinking so much that she blacked out See SEZ, page B-2

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After terror attacks, the show must go on for Paris fashion By THOMAS ADAMSON AP Fashion Writer

PARIS — There was a subdued atmosphere at the first day of Paris Fashion Week menswear shows — which began in earnest following the French capital’s worst terror attacks in decades. The mantra was: “The show must go on.” Designer Walter Van Beirendonck’s collection featured clothes with “Stop Terrorizing Our World” emblazoned on the front, and showed that even in its elite bubble the fashion world isn’t completely immune to world events. Actor Louis Garrel arrived late at Valentino and joined “The Hobbit” star Luke Evans and pop star Stromae in the front row. But it was a pareddown celebrity pack at this, the day’s biggest show, following previous seasons’ big-hitters such as Will Smith. Here are the highlights of day one of the fall-winter 2015 shows, including show reviews for Valentino, Raf Simons and Julien David.

The show must go on Fashionistas chatted away to each other at Valentino of halfempty planes from New York and eerily silent Paris hotels. Others dramatized stories of their relatives imploring them to avoid Paris altogether after the attacks that left 17 victims

and three gunmen dead this month, which included a strike on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. “Of course, the show must go on — but I hope even in this quite privileged milieu we keep an eye on everyday reality,” said fashion designer Alessandro Sellaretti, attending the Valentino show inside the posh Hotel de Rothschild. “The catwalk is a window for the collections and they’re designed to make people dream, but it’s also there to boost fashion’s economy, as it’s also taken a hit. You can’t completely cover things up,” he added. Others were more defiant. “I’ve had a lot of people tell me this week ‘Don’t go to Paris!’ But if I didn’t come, then the terrorists have won,” photographer Ed Kavishe said. One 22-year-old fashion student, Dumitrita Negoita, was blase: “Can I tell the truth? Well, I think that fashion is a business, so nobody cares.” Fashion designers Nicolas Ghesquiere, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and model Caroline de Maigret have expressed their support for journalistic freedom by posting “Je suis Charlie” and the symbolic image of a pen on social media.

AP Photo/Francois Mori

A model wears a creation by Belgian fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck during his men’s fall-winter 2015/2016 fashion collection presented in Paris, France, Wednesday.

entino’s diverse show was the 1920s’ Ballets Russes. The Russian movement’s famed founder Sergei Diaghilev worked with the greatest artists of the time, including Pablo Picasso, to create incredible costumes and sets. And in this menswear show, the Italian house drew on the strong, Valentino’s bold color-rich geometry of these patterns artistic collaborations — with a The starting point for Val- dash of the Sixties.

AP Photo/NPG, Emmanuel Brun

Photo provided by Nature Publishing group on Jan 20, 2015 shows close up of Herculaneum Papyrus scroll. Scientists have succeeded in reading parts of an ancient scroll that was buried in a volcanic eruption almost 2,000 years ago, holding out the promise that the world’s oldest surviving library may one day reveal all of its secrets.

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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.

Markets, fairs and bazaars n The Nikiski Senior Center at 50810 Island Lake Road will hold their spring bazaar on March 27 and 28 (Friday and Saturday). Vendors may reserve a table at $10 per day/per table by calling the Nikiski Senior Center at 776-7654 and asking for Loretta.

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

Designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli produced an angular, often sharp, and pattern-rich display — with myriad references including Scottish tartan and the now-signature militaristic camouflage. There were some enviable looks: like the luxuriant green and brown shot silken fitted suits, or the oversize statement coats.

Geometric patterns on sweaters and in fastidiously detailed coats, elsewhere, came across sometimes as Sixties, and, elsewhere, as almost Balkan. It further explored the current mania for ethnic-looking motifs. Bold colors — mid-blues, golden brown and burgundy — set the patterns alight. But was the palette a tad too bold for the average Joe?

and rebellious adolescent. Down points included the repetition of a hummingbird motif which seemed uninspired and frayed holes in highschool-style knitted tank tops that didn’t look particularly original, or classy. But Simons got top marks for some highly original silhouettes: like a sartorial, minimalist jerkin that hung down like a college dandy.

Raf simons gets raw

Julien David’s sporty teddy boy

There is an increasing rawness and informality at prominent Belgian designer Raf Simons’ shows. It’s perhaps to do with the new standing-only policy where guests huddle haphazardly together, which does away with the elite hierarchy that the seated collections bring. But in Wednesday’s fall-winter show, the rawness appeared again in the deconstructed nature of the clothes and the unfinished set: metal scaffolding which featured beam lights and messy colored film. In the 41 looks, edges were often frayed on long, voluminous column silhouettes in gray and blue, broken up with flashes of crimson and canary yellow. Flappy beige trench coats had sleeves torn off. White chemistry-class aprons featured hand-drawn doodles. And hair was made to look like it was styled by a greasy

It was a confident collection from one of the rising stars in menswear, Julien David — that could be summed up as the 50sman-gets-sporty. Broad and baggy suit jackets in charcoal gray and black were almost fit for 1950s screen legend Robert Mitchum. But the smarter elements were broken up with the French designer’s signature love of casual. Untucked white shirts came alongside loose ties, lop-sided tie pins and scruffily open coats — perhaps to conjure the image of leaving work in haste. Hair bands, baggy shorts and shades, meanwhile, gave this collection a sporty edge. Proceedings were given more complexity with smart references to Japanese wardrobe, like Samurai straps or voluminous layers on a boxy silhouette.

Italy unveils record haul of antiquities By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press

ROME — Authorities on Wednesday unveiled what they said was a record haul of rare antiquities illegally looted from Italy and discovered during raids on Swiss warehouses belonging to an accused Sicilian art dealer. Police estimated the value of the 5,361 vases, kraters, bronze statues and frescoes at about 50 million euros ($58 million). The works, from the 8th century B.C. to the 3rd century, were laid out Wednesday at the Terme di Diocleziano National Roman Museum and may go on public display before being returned to museums in southern Italy, from where they originated. “This is by a long shot the biggest recovery in history in terms of the quantity and quality of the archaeological treasures,” Carabineri Gen. Mariano Mossa told a news conference.

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The items were found during an investigation into Baselbased art dealer Gianfranco Becchina and his wife, accused by prosecutors of being part of an antiquities trafficking network that involved “tombaroli” tomb raiders in southern Italy, dealers and buyers around the globe. Becchina is free after the statute of limitations expired on the charges, police said. The investigation showed how dealers would forge provenance papers for the antiquities and create fictitious histories for them, so that museums and private collectors could in theory buy them in good faith, police said. As a result, perhaps more important than the antiquities themselves is that Italian authorities now have detailed documentation of Becchina’s inventory, including photos and receipts, that was also found in the warehouses, police said.

have made it cool.” Bernard said that because the event is for all ages, it will hopefully bring the community together. “More families can come out and have a good time that is drug and alcohol free,” Bernard said. Members of Pamyua said they were happy to help the Kenaitze Indian Tribe programs. “We definitely support the work that they’re doing,” Blanchett said.

vides youth with safe, positive and culturally based activities. Down the Road Michael Bernard, Yaghanen coordinator, said that he was n The Pratt Museum in Homer is open Tuesday-Sunday pleased that Pamyua is helping from noon to 5 p.m. For more information and a schedule of the program. events, visit “I love the music, and definitely love the fact that they’re Submissions may be emailed to news@peninsulaclarion. positive role models for our com. The deadline is 5 p.m. Mondays. youth – specifically our native youth,” Bernard said. “They sure what Rachel was capable have a good message and we Reach Ian Foley at Ian.foreally like the fact that they’ve of doing… taken the traditional music and Did you ever catch one of Continued from page B-1 those movies that, at some point, makes you want to stand completely, Rachel learned up and scream, “DON’T GO up into maturity. The “woods” something even more shock- IN THERE!”? Yeah, that edgy are representative of life itself, ing: Jess (real name, Megan) squirminess is what you get and the dangers therein are the when reading “The Girl on the was missing… Continued from page B-1 dangers we all face as we grow. Suburbia was not where Me- Train.” And this isn’t just me being a And as for trying to figure gan Hipwell thought she’d end hoity toity movie critic, finding out whodunit, you can for- can see where this is going. up. There are lot of musi- deeper meaning in every longWhen she was younger, get about that until the final Megan figured she’d go on a pages. Author Paula Hawkins cals I like, everything from full- ing glance - it’s pretty obvious. lifelong adventure with her be- keeps her readers in the dark, on opera-style musicals like Just listen to Cinderella ditherloved brother, but Ben had died right alongside her characters, “Evita” to fun rock ‘n rollers like ing about whether to go with the years before. She went a little right until the light dawns on “The Blues Brothers.” What’s Prince where she may be happy wild after that, but now she was one of them and we get the hard about some musicals is the but everything is unknown, or settled, married with no job Aha! moment that mystery awkwardness of having charac- to stay home where she knows prospects and a husband she mavens relish. But don’t put ters break into song for no ap- she’s unhappy, but everything bitterly fought with. She loved your bookmark away yet: even parent reason. It’s goofy some- is familiar and safe. And just Scott, but she longed for a little then, Hawkins has one more times, like in “Oklahoma” or in case you weren’t convinced, excitement and she was deter- thrilling oomph, which makes “Paint your Wagon,” but it’s all listen to Johnny Depp singing for an ending that’s just-right part of the experience and you to Little Red Riding Hood as mined to find it. just have to go with it. A pro- the Big Bad Wolf. He leaves Anna Watson was irritated, satisfying. I think mystery lovers and duction like “Into the Woods,” little to the imagination about exhausted, and scared. Mostly, she was scared because her fans of thrillers will both get a has it easier, I think, because it what his true intentions are. The music in “Into husband Tom’s ex-wife Ra- kick out of reading this novel, is so allegorical. Certainly each chel – an alcoholic with big so look for it this week. But of those above fairy tales were the Woods” is fully-integrated problems – was unstable and beware – start “The Girl on the meant to carry a certain moral and moves the plot along, not she kept calling and showing Train” and any plans you had lesson, but the entire script of really lending itself to stand“Woods,” is meant to be looked alone listening. It’s good, up in their neighborhood. Tom will be derailed. at less as a literal story and but not necessarily catchy. It had promised to take care of The Bookworm is Terri more as a symbolic journey is well-performed, however. the whole Rachael thing, but Anna didn’t think he could; Schlichenmeyer. Email her at from pre-adolescence through Aside from Depp, who had a young adulthood all the way little too much Jack Sparrow one could never really tell for

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Homer photographer Linda Smogor. The juror for this year’s Rarefied Light is renowned photographer Joyce Tenneson, who has had her work published in magazines including Time, Life, Newsweek and Esquire. In a written statement, Tenneson praised the skill of Alaskan photographers. “Alaska is not just rich in natural beauty, it is rich in photographers who are passionate about their craft,” Tenneson wrote.

Kashi said that he was also impressed with the level of skill photographers on the Kenai Peninsula possess. “The Central Peninsula has a really strong photography presence, which is a really good thing,” Kashi said. “It’s probably one of the stronger ones I’ve seen for an area of its size, in a while.” This year’s Best of Show Reach Ian Foley at ian.fowinner was a canvas-printed piece titled “Sadie,” taken by

in his rendition, all the singing is top-notch. Meryl Streep, as the witch, proves once again that no role is impossible for her, and Anna Kendrick, as Cinderella, proves that her starring turn in “Pitch Perfect” was no accident. I especially liked Emily Blunt, as the baker’s wife. Blunt is one of my favorite actresses, but I didn’t know she could sing, too. I should have guessed it. Chris Pine was probably the biggest surprise, however. As Prince Charming, his singing voice has a surprising goofy theatricality to it, almost Shatneresque, ironically, and it fits the character perfectly. If you have young children, you will likely recognize the voice of James Corden, the baker, as that of the mouse from the delightful animated adaptations of Julia Donaldson’s “The Gruffalo” and “The Gruffalo’s Child.” I just kept waiting for him to say, “Silly old fox doesn’t he know? There’s no

such thing as a Gruffalo.” I very much enjoyed “Into the Woods.” At times the allegory is a little too on-thenose, but overall the story is entertaining and gives you something to think about. If you are planning to bring the little ones, however, be forewarned - this isn’t the Disney version of the tales. The second act of the play is about what happens after Happily Ever After, and it isn’t always so happy. Such is life, however, as we all go into the woods. Grade: A“Into the Woods” is rated PG for mature themes and some frightening images. Younger children will be confused by most and frightened by some of the scenes, but middle-schoolers and older would probably be able to appreciate the dual nature of the narrative. Chris Jenness is a freelance graphic designer, artist and movie buff who lives in Nikiski.









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Readers share many reasons for choosing to be cremated DEAR ABBY: I just finished the letter from “Plotting and Planning in Arizona” (Oct. 5), regarding why cremation is so popular. There are also other reasons. My father, a WWII veteran, had planned to be buried in a national veterans’ cemetery. After his death we were informed that the only option currently available was interment in the veterans’ wall of honor columbarium, because the cemetery had run out of space for traditional burials. — PROUD DAUGHTER OF WWII VET DEAR PROUD DAUGHTER: “Plotting and Planning” guessed one reason was cost, while another might be that we live in a more mobile society. Readers agreed, but offered additional input: DEAR ABBY: Several people I know prefer cremation because they are claustrophobic. Even the thought of being shut up in a casket gives them the heebie-jeebies. — DAVID IN EAST MOLINE, ILL. DEAR ABBY: Rather than be buried in a cemetery ($$$) or be cremated (my kids objected), I’m donating my body to medical science. I have degenerative arthritis, asthma and other minor conditions.

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your involvement. Tonight: Put up your feet and relax. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHHWork with a creative idea.You will see the difference when you don’t hold yourself back so much. You might not want to invest too much money in this project. Know when to step back and become less involved. Establish limits. Tonight: Get into weekend mode. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHH Tension could build between you and a family member because of certain demands. Practice saying “no!” At the same time, note that this person can be unusually creative and is likely to come up with several good ideas. Tonight: Lie low. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHHYou’llwanttosharesomeideas you have kept to yourself once you discover that you have a receptive audience. You might trigger a brainstorming session and get important feedback. Your intuition will guide you with a money matter. Tonight: Meet up with a friend. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHH Be conscious of your spending habits. It will be almost too easy to say “yes” to any proposal that heads your way. You might want to put the kibosh on some wild purchases or investments right now. A friend will support you in nixing a risk. Tonight: Pay bills first. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHH You’ll have a lot of energy invested in finishing up a project. You might be very busy and somewhat demanding. You want the situation to be exactly the way you want. Be aware of your reaction when you don’t get what you want! Tonight: Be nice.

Shop with kindness Dear Readers: If you are shopping for clothes, here are a few things to keep in mind: Please think about the sales attendants, especially if you are trying on a lot of clothes. They have many tasks: Keeping the sales floor organized, answering the phones ... and, oh yes, of course helping you, the customer, by looking for something and ringing up sales. So do them a favor, and be nice! Don’t leave the fitting room a mess. For heaven’s sake, do you do this at home? The folks are there to help you, not be your maid. Hang garments back up if you are not going to buy them. Don’t just drop them on the floor or leave them a jumbled mess! You can hang them on the door or take them to the front area. It’s a minute or two of your time. — Heloise Think: sinks Dear Heloise: When cleaning my kitchen-sink drain with our old standby, vinegar and baking soda, I wet my sponge in the foam that comes up. It is nontoxic. With this I wash the hardwater stains on my sink and refrigerator ice drain. They come out sparklingclean. — Janet A., Rapid City, S.D. Gray matter Dear Heloise: My “beauty” secret? I use dark-gray waterproof mascara to touch up my white roots in the front just a little. I blot the wand with a tissue, wipe it through the hair and let dry. Then I use an old pink toothbrush to brush it through the hair. It works until my next hair appointment. — Jeannette S. in California


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