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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2015 Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

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Mayor puts health care on agenda

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Navarre proposes task force to look for solutions

In the news Convicted militia leader loses request for new lawyer

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FAIRBANKS (AP) — An appeals court has turned down a request by a convicted Alaska militia leader to fire his latest attorney for his appeal of a federal sentence for conspiring to kill public officials, among other charges. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the request by Schaeffer Cox, whose current attorney replaced an earlier one, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. In response to the court’s decision last Wednesday, Cox on Monday asked to represent himself. The appeals court also has declined to hear complaints from Cox about the Illinois prison where he is serving his term. Cox, 30, was convicted in 2012 of nine federal charges, including conspiracy to kill federal law enforcement officers. Cox, who headed the group Alaska Peacemakers Militia, was sentenced in January 2013 to serve nearly 26 years in prison and gave his notice of appeal shortly thereafter. In another filing, Cox complained about his incarceration at the U.S. Penitentiary Marion, one of two federal prisons with “communication management units.” Those are areas created in 2006 to restrict communications of inmates believed to have the potential to incite terrorism through coded messages. In his filing, Cox said the prison used to let him contact multiple attorneys, but beginning in December the policies became stricter. Cox said that’s when prison staff made him use censored mail to contact lawyers other than his attorney. The appellate court, however, did not directly address the issue. The court clerk said in a short note Wednesday that Cox is supposed to contact the court through his attorney.

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how the change could affect businesses, however. Mike Stedman, an owner of Wings Airways and Alaska Seaplanes, said that losing an hour of daylight each evening in the summer could reduce the number of floatplane flights his company operates because those planes can’t land in the dark. Stedman estimated that several components of the business would take about a 20 percent hit if flights were reduced. MacKinnon also said that those in the financial industry,

Health care costs are out of control, according to Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre. Speaking at the Kenai and Soldotna joint Chambers of Commerce luncheon Tuesday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex, Navarre stressed the importance of finding a solution to rising health care costs. “We’re spending a ridiculous amount of our GDP at the national level, and our resources at the state level on health care,” Navarre said. Navarre said that since 1999, borough wages have increased 86 percent. However, health care costs have gone up 330 percent in the same time frame. “You should be shocked,” Navarre said. “I am.” Navarre said one explanation as to why the borough spends more and more in health care costs each year is growing costs of the borough’s previous retirement system. “It resulted in a huge unfunded liability in large part because people are retiring earlier and people are living longer,” Navarre said. “Perhaps more importantly we grossly underestimated the cost of retirement

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Beth Lyons and Anne McCabe help Amy Lou Pascucci during one of the beginning steps of making Paneer Tuesday at the Kenai Community Library in Kenai. Lyons said, in the past, she has visited the library mainly so she and her children could check out reading materials. More recently she, and she believes the wider community, come for classes such as Pascucci’s cheese-making workshop, and as a place to congregate.

No more springing forward? Bill would exempt Alaska from Daylight Saving Time By MOLLY DISCHNER Associated Press

JUNEAU — A state Senate committee has advanced a bill that would exempt Alaska from daylight saving time, a measure that its sponsor said would be good for the health of state residents. The bill, from Sen. Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, would exempt Alaska from the annual time change beginning in 2017. That means Alaska would be five hours behind the East Coast, instead of four hours behind, from about

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March to November. The delay in implementation is meant to give certain industries, like the cruise industry, time to prepare for the change. The bill moved from the Senate State Affairs Committee on Tuesday. MacKinnon told the committee that there are health effects associated with changing the clocks each spring and fall,

and she wants to help Alaskans avoid those problems. Those include increased rates of heart attacks, suicide and traffic accidents in the spring, she said. The bill would also help address productivity and school attendance issues that occur after the time change, MacKinnon said. Eagle River resident Lynn Willis told the committee via teleconference that he supported the change, and it could improve safety for some jobs because it would mean more morning light. There were concerns about

Price of crude oil still on a wild ride By JONATHAN FAHEY AP Energy Writer

NEW YORK — The price of oil is on a wild ride, and there is little agreement on where it’s headed. After falling nearly 60 percent from a peak last June, the price of oil bounced back more than 20 percent as January turned to February. Then, on Tuesday, it sunk 5 percent,

closing just above $50. Oil has fallen or risen by 3 percent or more on 14 of 27 trading days so far this year. By comparison, the stock market hasn’t had a move that big in more than three years. Predicting prices is especially tricky now because the oil market has never quite looked like this. Oil price collapses of the past were triggered either by plummeting demand or an

increase in supplies. This latest one had both. Production in the U.S. and elsewhere has been rising, while slower economic growth in China and weak economies in Europe and Japan means demand for oil isn’t growing as much as expected. As recent trading shows, any sign of reduced production inspires traders to buy oil, and every new sign of rising supplies sends prices lower. In a

report Tuesday the U.S. Energy Department, citing unusual uncertainty, said the price of oil could end up anywhere from $32 to $108 by December. “There are many more laps to come on this roller coaster,” said Judith Dwarkin, chief economist at ITG Investment Research. As oil bounces up and down, so will the price of gasoline, diesel and other fuels. Almost

no one expects a return to the very high prices of the last four years, so drivers and shippers will continue to pay lower prices. It’s a question of how much less, and for how long.

Oil will rise Those expecting a quick and lasting price jump see mounting evidence that drillers in the See OIL, page A-14

Kenai shares animal City OKs rescue boat purchase control numbers By BEN BOETTGER Peninsula Clarion

Kenai city manager Rick Koch and chief animal control officer Cora Chambers presented data about the city’s animal shelter to the council and members of the public during a council meeting on Feb. 4. The presentation was in response to a letter to the council from Judy Fandrei, Ellen Sheehan, and Amanda Motonaga of the non-profit Peninsula Spay and Neuter Fund regarding “impact of changes made at the Kenai Animal Shelter.” Changes

addressed in the letter included those which the authors believed would have a positive impact on the shelter’s service, such as the spaying or neutering and microchipping of adopted animals, and purported negative changes such as closure of the shelter’s outdoor drop-off cages and its 32 hour-per-week operating schedule, both of which the authors said made the shelter’s services less accessible to the public. In a slideshow presentation, Chambers and Koch presented the city’s data on animal shelter activity, noting that the percent-

By BEN BOETTGER Peninsula Clarion

The Feb. 4 meeting of the Kenai City Council began with renditions of the national anthem and “America the Beautiful” by the Kenai Central High School brass quintet and proceeded to discussions of a rescue boat and telephonic participation in council meetings. The council voted unanimously to appropriate $13,500 from the city’s general fund to the Public Safety Improvements Capital Project fund for the purchase of a boat for the

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fire department. That money, added to a $90,000 state grant, paid the $103,500 cost of the boat to be purchased from Dennis Bevegni of Juneau. According to a memo from Kenai fire chief Jay Tucker to city manager Rick Koch, the 25-foot aluminum-hull boat will replace Kenai’s current 1985 inflatable-hull rescue boat. The council then debated an ordinance introduced by member Tim Navarre to allow up to three members of the city council to participate in meetings via telephone. Currently the city code al-

lows two members to participate via telephone at any given meeting, and for members to participate telephonically at up to four meetings each year. The proposed change would allow three council members to participate telephonically at a single meeting and for any individual council member to telephonically participate in an unlimited number of meetings. “My intent in this ordinance is to allow more participation and that we have a full council at meetings whenever possible,” Navarre said. See KENAI, page A-14


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College studying causes of ‘milky rain’ cases By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS Associated Press

SPOKANE, Wash. — The mysterious milky rain that hit parts of the Pacific Northwest last Friday was the result of a rare weather phenomenon that began nearly 500 miles away near an Oregon lake, a Washington State University meteorologist said Tuesday. A meshing of weather systems that appears to have started in southern Oregon ultimately caused dirty-white-colored raindrops to fall in eastern Washington and northeast Oregon, researcher Nic Loyd said. The National Weather Service received reports Friday of ashy debris coating vehicles and windows in more than 15 cities, including Spokane, the Tri-Cities, and Hermiston, Oregon. The ash-like substance

Oil Prices Friday’s prices North Slope crude: $53.78, UP from $53.05 on Thursday West Texas Int.: $51.69, UP from $50.48 on Thursday

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Obituary Ryan W. Hakkinen Ryan W. Hakkinen, 32, died unexpectedly at his home in Soldotna on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. Ryan was born to Dan and Anita Hakkinen at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna, on Jan. 7, 1983. He attended Soldotna and Service high schools, graduating in 2001. Ryan was an outgoing and energetic young boy who loved sports. He enjoyed skiing, snowboarding and playing baseball. His true passion was skating. He played hockey from age 4 through high school, then as a young adult played Junior Hockey in Fairbanks. He worked as an apprentice electrician and a welder. His biggest love was spending summers commercial fishing with his dad in Cook Inlet. If he’d had his way, summers would have lasted all year long! Ryan loved music, playing the guitar and writing. He cherished time with family and friends, who appreciated his quick wit and generous ways. Ryan is survived by his parents, Dan and Anita Hakkinen, and his sister, Andi; aunts and uncles David (Marilee) Hakkinen, Brian (Yvonne) Hakkinen, Dave Grove, Dan Grove, Dale (Gina) Grove, Alana (Kurt) Haider, and Darren (Lori) Grove;

and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Waino and Lillian Hakkinen; and maternal grandfather Lyle Grove. Visitation was at Peninsula Memorial Chapel on Feb. 5 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services were held at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Kenai on Feb. 6, at 4:00 p.m., followed by a reception at the church. A private interment will take place at a later date.

Geneal Partridge Mabeus Geneal Partridge Mabeus, 78, passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 in Anchorage. A memorial service will be Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 from 5-7 p.m. at Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home, located at 2408 W Willow Knowles Drive, Peoria, Illinois. A reception dinner will follow at Avanti Resturant located at 8527 N Knoxville Ave, Peoria, Illinois. Geneal was born on July 10, 1936, in Duchesne, Utah and stayed until she was a young adult. She met and married husband (LaVerle) in southern California. She traveled to Baudette, Minnesota (LaVerle’s home town) and stayed there for several years. They traveled to Peoria, Illinois, where they resided for approximately 20 years. In 1979 the Mabeus family moved to Anchorage. Many things were challenging for Geneal in Alaska, she never seemed to enjoy

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it as much as other places. In approximately 1987 she became a traveler and traveled through much of the United States. After realizing that she wanted to be with her sons and of course her favorite niece (Ruby Denise Farnsworth Newton) in about 1994 she moved back to Alaska. She traveled between Soldotna and Anchorage often. She was a homemaker and stay-at-home mother. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She enjoyed riding motorcycles, crocheting, playing cards, playing the piano/organ, attending church, baking cakes, travel and riding horses. Her family stated, “Geneal was blessed with a wonderful, large family and enjoyed watching her grandchildren grow to be adults. Geneal was an awesome mom, friend, aunt and grandma to many. There are many funny stories to be passed along which we as family members will cherish forever and look forward to sharing at the reception dinner.” She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Winnie Partridge; brothers and sisters, Birtha Elva, Edith, Ruby, Eloise, Norman, Barbra, Clinton, Garth and Sharon; husband, LaVerle Mabeus; children, Eddie Mabeus and Charlene Maebeus Ryan. Geneal is survived by her two sons; Rodney (Beth) Mabeus, Dave (Elena) Mabeus; one sister, Carolyn Reedy; 10 grandchildren; her favorite niece, Ruby Denise Farnsworth Newton; and 15 great-grandchildren. Arrangements entrusted to Legacy Witzleben Funeral Home. To share words of comfort with the family please visit www. legacyalaska.com.

The next class, “Beginning Spinning,” will be held Feb. 23, cations: 5:30-6:30 p.m., at the Fitness Place in Soldotna. This one-time Soldotna: Peninsula Smokefree Partnership (260-3682) and class for beginners will teach you the basics of stationary cy- Peninsula Community Health Services (262-3119) Kenai: Dena’ina Wellness Center (335-7500) and Peninsula Sterling/Soldotna Headstart’s fundraiser dinner cling, including fitting the bicycle. Instructor Merrill Sikorski will lead this beginners group through a sample workout. Cost Community Health Services Dental (283-7759) The 13th annual fundraiser with the Sterling Headstart/Sol- is $6 per person and limited to 15 participants. Contact CoopKenai Peninsula College Health Center dotna Headstart and the Sterling Community Center is Feb. 21. erative Extension Service at 262-5824 to register or for more Ninilchik Community Clinic (567-3370) Tickets are on sale at the Sterling Community Center office or information. Registration deadline is Feb. 20. There are free resources available for Alaska adults. Call Sterling Headstart. Tickets are $30 per person, with silent and Alaska’s Tobacco Quit Line at 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit live auction items available. Dinner will be prepared by Michael Alaskaquitline.com or Facebook.com/Alaskaquitline to receive Evan. Entertainment will also be offered. For more information Take-A-Break plans luncheon, speaker coaching, nicotine replacement therapies and/or cessation councall the Sterling Community Center at 262-7224. Ladies Peninsula Take-A-Break Luncheon on Feb. 18 from seling. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. will feature Jennifer Waller sharing “Saying Yes to God,” her continuing story about her freedom from addic- Fish and Game Advisory Committees to meet VFW Auxiliary scholarship offered tion and her work in prison ministry. Vickie Tinker will provide Applications for the Vickie Webb Nelson Memorial Scholar- special music. This will happen at the Solid Rock Conference — The Central Peninsula Fish and Game Advisory Commitship, sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of For- Center, mile 90.5 Sterling Highway. Luncheon cost is $12 with tee will meet Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Ninilchik School Library eign Wars, must be received or delivered to the VFW Post No. complimentary child care provided. For luncheon and nursery to prepare comments on statewide shellfish proposals and any 10046 located at 134 N. Birch Street in Soldotna by Feb. 13. reservations call Susan at 335-6789. Reservations or any can- other business that may properly come before the committee. Monetary awards of $500 for first place and $250 for second cellations must be made by Feb. 15. Peninsula Take-a-Break is The public is encouraged to attend. For more information conplace will be awarded locally with the first-place winner’s entry affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. tact David Martin at 567-3306. forwarded to the statewide competition. The recipient must be — The Cooper Landing Fish and Game Advisory Committee an Alaska high school graduating senior or an Alaskan enrolled will meet Feb. 14 at the Cooper Landing Community Center at in a homestudy program with a desire to further his or her edu- ‘Great American Spit Out’ and quit chewing 2 p.m. Agenda will include preparation of a Request for Reconcation. Citizenship, leadership and financial need will be conJoin millions of Americans as they raise awareness on the sideration to the Federal Subsistence Board regarding the use sidered. For more information, call the VFW Ladies Auxiliary dangers of smokeless tobacco during Through With Chew Week of gillnets on the Kenai River. For more information contact chair at 262-9220. this February 16-20. Tobacco users are encouraged to quit with George Heim at 595-2000. the support of their peers on Feb. 19, the official day to “quit.” — The Kenai/Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee The Tobacco Intervention Network (TIN), your local coaliwill meet Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Try It Once: beginning spinning tion of individuals and agencies dedicated to ensuring that all building on K-Beach Road. the agenda will include preparing To help you achieve your fitness goals in 2015 the Central tobacco users have resources to quit will have free smokeless comments for the Board of Fisheries statewide shellfish proposPeninsula Change Club is offering a series called “Try It Once.” tobacco quit kits available from Feb. 16-20 at the following lo- als. For more information contact Mike Crawford at 252-2919.

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dotna meets at Christ Lutheran Church, 128 Soldotna Ave. Call 260-1662. 5:30 p.m. • Weight loss and health support group, Christ Lutheran Church. Call 362-1340. 7 p.m. • Card games, Funny River Community Center. • Narcotics Anonymous support group “Clean Machine” at Central Peninsula Hospital’s Re-

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doubt Room, 250 Hospital Place, Soldotna. Call 907-335-9456. • Alcoholics Anonymous “Into Action” group, 12X12 study meeting, VFW basement Birch Street, Soldotna, 907-262-0995. 8 p.m. • Al-Anon Support Group at Central Peninsula Hospital in the Augustine Room, Soldotna. Call 252-0558.

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U.S. should give Ukraine a defensive military boost Fearful of provoking a new Cold War

with Russia, the Obama administration has for months resisted pleas that it provide weapons to the government of Ukraine. This page has supported that cautious policy, worrying that military assistance to the government in Kiev would seem to create a proxy war between the U.S. and Russia. But the collapse of a cease-fire and recent gains by Russian-supported separatists are causing U.S. officials to question their policy of relying on economic sanctions to alter Russian behavior. There are good reasons for such a reconsideration. Last year, Congress passed legislation authorizing (but not requiring) the president to provide arms to Ukraine. On Monday, a group of former U.S. officials — including Michele Flournoy, undersecretary of defense in Obama’s first term — recommended that the U.S. supply Ukraine with $3 billion in defensive equipment, including anti-armor missiles, reconnaissance drones and advanced radar systems. The purpose of the aid would be twofold: to deter further Russian military action “in or against Ukraine” and to make it clear that “the West will not accept the use of force to change borders in Europe.” In their report, the former officials noted that Russia’s actions in Ukraine — including its annexation of Crimea — violated a 1994 agreement in which Russia (along with the U.S. and Britain) promised to respect Ukraine’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity and not threaten it with force. The report warned that success in Ukraine might tempt Russian President Vladimir Putin to seek territorial changes in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, former Soviet republics, now members of NATO, that also have sizable Russian and Russian-speaking populations. There is no guarantee that arming Ukraine will succeed in persuading Putin to change course, but we believe the administration should make the effort. In doing so, however, the administration must strive to preserve a united front on economic sanctions with European nations such as Germany that choose not to provide military aid. It also should continue to encourage negotiations on the political future of Ukraine. Finally, the U.S. must emphasize why it is acting: not to move a pawn on what Obama once called a “Cold War chessboard” but to support the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine and every other nation in Europe. If Russia wants a respectful hearing for its views about the future of Russian-speaking Ukrainians, it will commit itself to the same principles. — Los Angeles Times, Feb. 2

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We all know what a “homer” is; that sportscaster or columnist who shamelessly boosts the home team, which is his or her bread and butter. In fact, usually the team approves the announcers to guarantee this lovefest. It’s irritating but acceptable in the sports world, but it’s ridiculous when it comes to speaking about our nation or, dare I say it, religion. Unfortunately that’s rampant too, with pandering commentators and politicians ready to leap anytime anybody has the audacity to suggest that the home country or the home religion should get anything but adoring, one-sided analysis. And it’s hardly a lovefest. Just ask President Barack Obama, who, at the National Prayer Breakfast, described the insanely violent hordes who are terrorizing Syria and Iraq as a “brutish, vicious death cult.” But then he had the audacity to also mildly add that many religions, including Christianity, need to remember their own histories of violence and oppression. He seemed to be making an obvious point when he said: “Lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.” He then went on, “In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.” Well, the homers went bananas. “The president’s comments this morning at the

prayer breakfast are the most offensive I’ve ever heard a president make in my lifetime,” were the words of Virginia’s former Republican governor Jim Gilmore. “He has offended every believing Christian Bob Franken in the United States.” And of course Rush Limbaugh jumped in to say that the president had insulted the “whole gamut of Christians.” That’s a lot of Christians. Maybe some of them were willing to consider the reality of millennia stained by the tragedy of religious faith-offs, with massacres and atrocities justified in the name of one or another tribal society warring for its specific God and form of worship. We don’t have to hearken as far back as the Crusades to remember the murderous battle between Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland. The slaughter in the Baltics had, and for that matter has, a strong religious element to it. POTUS wasn’t just targeting Christianity, but all religions that are “twisted and misused in the name of evil.” His main focus was the most noxious present-day example — the madmen who are inflicting their evil on those who have the grievous misfortune of living on the land that ISIL, or whatever you want to call them,

occupy with little resistance. They seem to take delight in showing off their extreme inhumanity. It’s not exactly accurate to describe them as Muslim fanatics, because they have simply used the religious excuse to justify their own depravity. To think otherwise certainly is dangerous to the millions of those who are Islamic and practice in peaceful ways and lead law-abiding lives here and elsewhere. To tarnish them with the atrocities of the maniacs in Iraq and Syria is inviting prejudice and discrimination that goes against the American ideal of pluralism. As for those monsters in the Mideast who say they are rampaging to create a caliphate, it’s not a caliphate at all; it’s an asylum. And the inmates are running it. President Obama has made it very clear he believes just that, and those who object to his context are either blinded by their own fervor, or very clear-eyed about their politics. His loudest critics this time are the same Republicans who relentlessly preach that he has weakened the nation, largely because he just isn’t passionate about the country’s values. They incessantly suggest that he’s just not one of us. Hopefully, we’ll have the good sense to realize that the last thing we need is unthinking homers. Bob Franken is a longtime broadcast journalist, including 20 years at CNN.

In age of mega-groups, solo spenders compete By CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Christine Jones admits she didn’t know how much running for office would cost. An attorney and former executive for GoDaddy.com, Jones had been encouraged to run for years by friends. When the governor’s seat in Arizona opened up, she wound up putting $5.4 million of her own money into the Republican primary only to place a distant third. No one donated more to a state race in Arizona, not even the well-heeled Republican or Democratic committees. “If you had asked me two years ago, are you willing to spend more than 5 million on this thing, I would say absolutely not,” Jones said. More than ever before, national political organizations dominated the financing of state-level races in 2014, especially the committees associated with the major parties and special interest groups, according to a new analysis from the Washington-based Center for Public Integrity. But while the Republican Governors Association and its Democratic counterpart alone put $100 million into campaigns for state offices, the institutional money didn’t completely eclipse dozens of people with serious wealth and a gambler’s willingness to put it on the line. Self-financed candidates wound up among the top donors in races in at least 24 states, the numbers show. “If you have cash and you always wanted to be an elected official, that’s certainly not deterring people from doing that,” Republican pollster Greg Strimple said. The gilded group of self-financed candidates included both Democrats and Republicans and the odd independent; real contenders and huge longshots, political neophytes and those with experience, and a wide range of backgrounds: cattlemen, lawyers, construction company owners, Internet company executives and radio staC

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of a candidate. In the 2014 cycle, more than 130 state-level candidates pumped more than $100,000 of their personal money into races for governor, state Supreme Court justice or state lawmaker. Only about 30 percent were successful. Self-financed candidates can be appealing to national political committees that are trying to spread resources in many spots around the country. Most don’t lack for confidence, having been big successes in other arenas. “What’s good at making you a successful businessman doesn’t make you a successful candidate. You’re more used to dictating,” said Democratic political consultant David Dunphy. Richard Bernstein, a Democrat who contributed more than $1.8 million of his own money to become a Michigan state Supreme Court justice, said he needed to invest personal money just to compete with the groups helping the other side. He was the state’s fifth biggest donor, right behind the United Auto Workers. “All it did was make me relevant,” said Bernstein, 41, a legally blind attorney who previously worked for his family’s personal injury law firm and whose campaign slogan was “Blind Justice.” ‘’These PACs (political action committees) are running the show.” Jones, 46, the unsuccessful candidate in Arizona, said she enjoyed the experience and would run for office again. Still, she said she learned a lesson. “You get lots of people who encourage you to do it who say they’ll raise a lot of money, who won’t come through,” she said. But in hindsight, “At least I won something,” Jones joked, referring to donating more to an Arizona state race than any other person or committee.

tion owners. The biggest self-funded player was Bruce Rauner, a Republican venture capitalist who gave close to $28 million to his campaign for governor of Illinois, the study and campaign finance reports filed with the state showed. Counting a postelection infusion, his overall investment probably surpassed $37 million. Rauner won. But there were far more losers. They included Arkansas construction company owner John Burkhalter, who gave $2 million seeking the part-time job of lieutenant governor, and A.J. Balukoff, who ran for governor as a Democrat in very Republican Idaho. South Carolina attorney Tom Ervin, put up at least $3.8 million — and significantly more when postelection funding is counted — running as an independent for governor (No independent has ever won the seat). He withdrew from the race a week before the election. Balukoff, a bow tie-wearing businessman and partner in the Idaho Steelheads hockey franchise, said he had no choice but to spend big. “I wasn’t known and I had to advertise early just to introduce myself to the people of Idaho,” said Balukoff, who said he put up more than $3 million, an eye-popping amount in a small state. “I’d never run for a partisan office in my life.” Balukoff, 68, captured 39 percent of the vote in losing to Republican Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter. The campaign cash study was focused on donors to state races such as governor, and did not include the U.S. House or Senate. The data doesn’t capture gifts to groups that don’t have to report their donors. It may not show every contribution or loan repayment, given differing reporting Associated Press writers Bob Christie deadlines. And it doesn’t show all spend- in Phoenix; Kimberlee Kruesi in Boise, ing that affects a campaign, like if a group Idaho; and Andrew DeMillo in Little Rock pays directly for a television ad on behalf contributed to this story.

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The following judgments were recently handed down in District Court in Kenai: n Tommy Ray Nicholson III, 18, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Dec. 26. Imposition of sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation for one year, fined a $50 court surcharge, ordered to perform 16 hours of community work service and forfeited items seized. n Emelda Olson, 38, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to fourthdegree assault, committed Nov. 3. She was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 89 days suspended, fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete

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n On Jan. 31 at 6:54 p.m., the Alaska Bureau of Highway Patrol, Kenai Peninsula Team, responded to a single-vehicle crash with a moose on Island Lake Road. Investigation revealed that a 17-year-old male, of Nikiski, had struck a moose with his white 1994 Chevrolet pickup while driving on Island Lake Road. He was uninjured. The truck suffered substantial damage, but was drivable. The driver reported wearing his seat belt. Alcohol was not a factor. n On Jan. 30 at about 3:00 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Seward Post, issued a citation to Ryan Reed Manzano, 46, of Seward, at Grouse Lake in Seward for making a false statement on a 2015 Alaska Resident Sportfish License Application, after investigation revealed that Manzano had claimed he met the requirements of an Alaska resident on the license, when he did not. Bail was set at $310. An optional court appearance is scheduled in Seward District Court. n On Feb. 1 at 6:32 a.m., Kenai police received a citizen report of a vehicle in the ditch with a male standing next to it at around the Kenai Spur Highway and Strawberry Road. Officer response and investigation led to the arrest of Gary J. Pindras, 59, of Kenai, on charges of driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. n On Jan. 30 at 6:06 p.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic

Court reports an anger management program, ordered to pay restitution and placed on probation for one year. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n Dianna Dawn Steger, 34, of Sterling, pleaded guilty to failure to register as a sex offender, committed Sept. 13. She was sentenced to one year in jail and fined a $50 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge. n Kylar Dane Thurmond, 19, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Dec. 6. Imposition of sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation for one year, fined a $50 court sur-

Police reports stop off First Avenue in Kenai. As a result, Scott A. Feik, 28, of Kenai was arrested for driving while license revoked and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. n On Jan. 29 at 9:57 p.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop in the Walmart parking lot. After contacting the driver, Sean P. Spiers, 26, of Kenai, records indicated that he had a revoked drivers license. Spiers was arrested for driving while license revoked and seconddegree theft. Spiers was taken to Wildwood Pretrial pending arraignment. State records also indicated that the passenger Willow F. Slwooko-Hunter, 25, of Kenai, had an outstanding arrest warrant for seconddegree misconduct involving a controlled substance and three counts of fourth-degree misconduct involving controlled substances. She was also taken to Wildwood Pretrial pending arraignment. n On Feb. 2 at 1:15 a.m., troopers received a 911 call reporting that three intoxicated students were fighting in one of the dormitory cabins at Alaska Christian College. Troopers responded and the investigation resulted in Ray Smith, 19, of Hooper Bay, being arrested for fifth-degree criminal mischief for breaking a cabin window. He was also cited for minor consuming. Harold Hoelscher, 19, of Hooper Bay, was arrested for first-degree harass-

charge and ordered to complete 14 hours of community work service. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n MaLorie Ivory Olga Van Horn, 55, of Homer, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of reckless driving, committed Aug. 30. She was sentenced to 45 days in jail with 40 days suspended, fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had her license revoked for 30 days and placed on probation for one year. n Cheyenne R. White, 21, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to sixthdegree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Dec. 2. Imposition of sen-

tence was suspended and White was placed on probation for one year, fined a $50 court surcharge, ordered to perform 14 hours of community work service and forfeited all items seized. n Noel Archer Jasky-Zuber, 25, of Sterling, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Oct. 13, 2013. He was sentenced to 360 days in jail with 300 days suspended, fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, ordered not to possess controlled substances unless with a valid prescription, forfeited items seized and placed on probation for three years.

ment for spitting at responding troopers. He was also cited for minor consuming. Both males were transported to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. n On Feb. 2 at 11:36 p.m., a 47-year old female, of Soldotna, called 911, reporting that a man was trying to break down the door to a house on Echo Lake Road in Soldotna. Troopers responded and, after investigation, Robert Grant, 47, of Soldotna, was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), for placing the woman in fear of being injured, and fifth-degree criminal mischief, for damaging the deadbolt to the door he was kicking. n On Jan. 29 at 7:39 p.m., Crown Point troopers responded to a motor vehicle accident. Investigation revealed that a Black Ford truck was traveling southbound on the Sterling Highway at about Mile 41.5, when a moose ran across the road. The driver of the truck was unable to avoid the moose and collided with the moose. The driver was identified as Russell Leavitt, 44 from Anchorage. The vehicle was disabled do to the damage. A charity responded to the location and took the moose. There was no report of injuries. The vehicle was towed by the owner. n On Jan. 26 at 12:51 p.m., troopers responded to the report of a disturbance at The Farm B&B in Seward. Investigations led to the arrest of Katherine Ann Simpson, 49, of Seward for one count of disorderly con-

duct. Simpson was taken to the Seward Jail. n On Jan. 19 at about 6:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received the report of a theft at Wildman’s Convenience Store in Cooper Landing. Staff at the store reported that someone took about $50 worth of merchandise from the store. Investigations are ongoing. n On Jan. 16 at 11:58 p.m., troopers received a report of a disturbance at a Nash Road address in Seward. Investigations led to the arrest of Matthew Lorne Mooter, 31, of Seward. Mooter was taken to the Seward Jail on one count of fourth-degree assault, one count of interfering with the report of a domestic violence crime, two counts of fifth-degree criminal mischief and one count of fourth-degree theft. n On Feb. 3, Kenai police arrested Paul R. Wilson, 38, of Kenai, for driving while license suspended, false report and leaving the scene of an accident, stemming from a Jan. 30 motor vehicle accident. n On Feb. 5 at about 10:20 p.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop at the Kenai Spur Highway and Gibson Way. After investigation, the driver, Norman N. Sylvester, 46, of Kenai, was arrested for failure to register as a sex offender, fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence and misuse of vehicle plates and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

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Anchorage police release name of man killed in shootout ANCHORAGE — A man killed in a shootout Sunday morning with Anchorage police was a convicted felon wanted on a parole violation, police said Tuesday. Police identified the man who died as John Martin Whittaker, 33. Online court records indicate he pleaded guilty in 2010 and 2013 to felony weapons misconduct for being a felon in possession of a gun. Police had a warrant for his arrest based on a parole violation, the department said, and he was driving a stolen pickup and carrying a stolen gun when he died. The incident began about 9 a.m. Sunday. Police dispatchers took calls of a man driving erratically in east Anchorage near Reka Drive and Pine Street. Officers spotted and followed the black pickup, and when it drove into a snowbank, surrounded the truck with patrol cars. The driver didn’t stop, and police said he pointed a gun at officers. The driver spun out of the snowbank, rammed patrol cars and sped off. Police chose not to immediately pursue. Police a short time later took additional calls that the pickup was again moving erratically, this time driving into oncoming traffic on Boniface Parkway near Northern Lights Boulevard. Police chased the truck. It came to a stop at 15th Avenue and Medra Street. The man in the pickup got out and pointed his gun at officers, police said. Both the man and the officers fired weapons, police said. The man moved toward a home and more shots were fired, police said, and the man was found dead. Police were not sure Sunday if Whittaker was killed by shots fired by officers or by his own hand. But police said Tuesday the fatal shot was apparently fired by officers. Two officers fired their weapons. Department policy calls for them to be placed on leave and their names withheld for 72 hours. Police are seeking additional witnesses in the incident.

People caution against pranks after body-shaped object found JUNEAU — Juneau police are cautioning the public against pranks after the report of a body-like object in Gastineau Channel brought out police and the Coast Guard. Police said they received a report of a floating object on Monday night that appeared to be shaped like a human body. A responding officer couldn’t make out the object in the dark, and the Coast Guard was asked for help in retrieving it. Capital City Fire Rescue also was called. Police, in a release, said the Coast Guard made contact with the object shortly after 9 p.m. It was shaped like a body but made of cardboard, tape and plastic. Police said they’re glad no one was hurt but cautioned against pranks that result in an unnecessary use of resources.

Anchorage police investigate woman’s death at homeless camp ANCHORAGE — Anchorage police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found at a homeless camp. KTUU reports police received a call just after 10:30 a.m. Monday from someone seeking help for the woman near East 40th Avenue and Folker Street. Police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro says the woman was found unconscious and not breathing. — The Associated Press


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Family of barefoot marathoner Dead infant’s sues company over use of name mom says

suspect wanted sleepover

By GENE JOHNSON Associated Press

SEATTLE — The family of an Ethiopian runner who famously won an Olympic marathon barefoot is suing Vibram, the maker of a popular line of minimalist running shoes, saying it used his name without permission. Abebe Bikila, who died in 1973, was a last-minute entrant in the 1960 Olympics in Rome and didn’t like the fit of the shoes he’d been provided. Running barefoot over the cobbled streets, he shattered the existing Olympic record, finishing in just over two hours, 15 minutes. Vibram named some models of its Five Fingers foot-glove style running shoes after him and even trademarked the name “Bikila” in 2010 as barefoot or nearly barefoot running became more popular in the United States. But in a lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in Tacoma, Bikila’s son, Teferi Bikila, of Tigard, Oregon, said the company didn’t have permission to do so. “He won the Rome marathon with bare feet, and nobody did it before then or since then,” Bikila, 45, said in a phone interview Tuesday. “It’s important that his legacy be respected.” The family is seeking at least

By MARK GILLISPIE Associated Press

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In this Sept. 10, 1960 file photo, Ethiopia’s Abebe Bikila (11) leads in the final stages of the Olympic Marathon, in Rome, Italy. He is closely followed by Morocco’s Abdesian Rhadi, right.

$15 million in damages, said their attorney, Alex Trauman. A Boston law firm that has previously represented Vibram said Tuesday it was not authorized to comment on the lawsuit, and Vibram President Michael V. Gionfriddo did not immediately return a voice mail message left at the company’s headquarters in Concord, Mas-

sachusetts. Bikila’s victory in Rome is legendary among running fans. He was a last-minute addition to the Ethiopian team when another runner fell ill. The running shoes he was issued caused blisters, and he decided to run barefoot — the way he had trained — along a course that passed the Obelisk of

Axum, a granite monument the Italian fascists plundered from Ethiopia in 1937 after they conquered the country. He won the gold, beating what was then the Olympic record by about eight minutes. Bikila also went on to win the 1964 Olympic marathon in Tokyo — just 40 days after having his appendix out.

Burger King needles case finished By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER Associated Press

HONOLULU — A retired soldier who filed a lawsuit saying there were needles in his Burger King sandwich has reached a settlement with the fast food chain. But a trial is still scheduled against the U.S. Army and Air Force Exchange, which operates the franchise on Schofield Barracks, the Hawaii Army base where the burger was purchased in 2010. A nonjury trial is scheduled for March 2.

The former Army sergeant’s lawsuit says a needle pierced his tongue when he bit into his Triple Stacker sandwich and another was lodged in his small intestine, requiring hospitalization. Exact terms of the settlement reached Monday are confidential, but Bartholomew’s lawyer, Paul Saccoccio, said it involves releasing from the lawsuit Burger King Corp. and the food service company that provided the meat. “We’re confident in our case against the Burger King at Schofield,” Saccoccio said

Tuesday. “We’re just trying to focus the issues and we move forward. We did it for judicial economy.” There have been several settlement attempts since the lawsuit was filed. When Bartholomew didn’t attend one of the settlement conferences, a judge ordered him to pay nearly $8,500 in sanctions. Government attorneys have said previously that the case should be dismissed because Bartholomew was injured during the course of his military service. A judge refused to

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throw out the case. Attorneys representing the defendants didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment Tuesday. Bartholomew now lives in Chantilly, Virginia. He and his family will have to return to Hawaii for the trial in federal court in Honolulu.

CLEVELAND — The mother of a 2-month-old who police suspect was beaten to death over the weekend by a friend’s 11-year-old daughter said Tuesday it was the girl who asked that the baby stay overnight with her and her mother. Trina Whitehead, 31, of Cleveland, told The Associated Press that she and the girl’s mother were best friends and that she never saw anything in the girl’s behavior that concerned her. Whitehead said her two daughters, who are 8 and 7 years old, previously stayed the night at the friend’s home in suburban Wickliffe without any reported problems. She said the 11-year-old seemed like a normal, sweet girl. “I definitely trusted her,” Whitehead said. “I never thought my baby would be put in some type of harm.” The 11-year-old has been charged with murder and is being held in a juvenile detention center. A judge entered a not guilty plea for the girl on Monday and has ordered a psychiatric evaluation. The Associated Press is not naming the 11-year-old girl or her mother because of her age. Wickliffe police say the girl awakened her mother at about 3:30 a.m. Friday holding the unconscious infant, Zuri Whitehead. The 2-month-old died during surgery about six hours later. The medical examiner has not released a cause of death, but police have said Zuri received extensive head and internal injuries. Whitehead said the 11-year-old’s mother called her around 9:30 p.m. Thursday and said they were close by and that they wanted to keep Zuri overnight. The girl and her mother thought Whitehead deserved a break from caring for the infant. Whitehead said she almost declined the offer because it was so late and she was not prepared, but she relented when they insisted. The two women met in 2008 while working in the medical clinic at the Cuyahoga County jail and remained fast friends, Whitehead said. They consider each other sisters. The girl’s mother has called to apologize, Whitehead said. “She called and said she’s sorry for what happened,” Whitehead said. “She can’t believe what’s going on.” Whitehead said she tried to shield her other children from their baby sister’s death, but they have nonetheless learned what happened. Whitehead’s 7-year-old and 4-year-old son began kissing the television screen when one of the local stations aired Zuri’s picture, she said. She has been trying to keep herself busy preparing for Zuri’s funeral on Saturday while relying heavily on her faith. She called Zuri, which means “beautiful” in Swahili, “the most perfect baby ever.”

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Around the Nation Jon Stewart leaving ‘The Daily Show’ LOS ANGELES — Jon Stewart, who turned his biting and free-wheeling humor into an unlikely source of news and analysis for viewers of “The Daily Show,” will leave as host this year, Comedy Central said Tuesday. His departure was announced by Comedy Central President Michele Ganeless after Stewart, host of the show since 1999, broke the news to the audience at Tuesday’s taping in New York. “Through his unique voice and vision, ‘The Daily Show’ has become a cultural touchstone for millions of fans and an unparalleled platform for political comedy that will endure for years to come,” Ganeless said in a statement. She called Stewart a “comic genius.” He will remain as host until later this year, she said, but did not specify a date. His departure is a second big blow for Comedy Central: Another star, Stephen Colbert, left “The Colbert Report” last year to take over from CBS late-night host David Letterman when he retires in May. The Stewart and Colbert shows created templates for a comedic form that offered laughs along with trenchant political and social satire. Authors and politicians were as common as Hollywood celebrities on their shows. Stewart took a several months-long hiatus in 2013 to direct “Rosewater,” a film about an Iranian-born journalist who was imprisoned for 118 days in Tehran and accused of being a spy. The Comedy Central statement did not indicate what his plans were after leaving.

NBC suspends anchor Brian Williams for 6 months without pay NEW YORK — NBC announced Tuesday that it is suspending Brian Williams as “Nightly News” anchor and managing editor for six months without pay for misleading the public about his experiences covering the Iraq War. NBC chief executive Steve Burke said Williams’ actions were inexcusable and jeopardized the trust he has built up with viewers during his decade as the network’s lead anchor. But he said Williams deserved a second chance. Williams apologized last week for saying he was in a helicopter that was hit by a grenade while covering the Iraq War in 2003. Instead, another helicopter flying ahead of his was hit, and some veterans involved in the mission called him out on it. The swift public reaction had put NBC News on a crisis footing.

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NBC News President Deborah Turness said in a memo that Williams “misrepresented” events that occurred while he was covering the war. “It then became clear that on other occasions Brian had done the same while telling that story in other venues,” Turness said. “This was wrong and completely inappropriate for someone in Brian’s position.” Turness said Lester Holt would continue to substitute for Williams as anchor. While NBC News avoids a backlash from Williams’ supporters, the action jeopardizes the network’s competitive position. “Nightly News” has been atop the ratings dating back to Tom Brokaw’s time in the anchor chair more than a decade ago. But ABC’s “World News Tonight,” with new anchor David Muir, has been gaining in second place, and Scott Pelley has built a newscast that appeals to traditionalists at CBS.

How much Colorado made in pot taxes in 2014 DENVER — Colorado finally knows how much tax revenue it collected from recreational marijuana in the first year of sales, and the haul was below estimates — about $44 million. The year-end Colorado tax report was made public Tuesday. Colorado is the first government anywhere in the world to regulate marijuana production and sale, so other governments are watching closely. Colorado’s total haul from marijuana for 2014 was about $76 million. That includes fees on the industry, plus pre-existing sales taxes on medical marijuana products. The $44 million represents only new taxes on recreational pot. Those new taxes were estimated to bring in about $70 million. Budget writers say the tax report shows marijuana isn’t having a major effect on a multibillion state budget.

Parents of American woman held by IS confirm her death; Arizona hometown gathers PRESCOTT, Ariz. — The small Arizona town where Kayla Jean Mueller grew up began gathering in grief Tuesday upon learning that the 26-year-old aid worker who traveled the world on a quest to help others died while in the hands of Islamic State militants. A small memorial on the courthouse plaza began to grow rapidly as word spread that Mueller’s death had been confirmed. The Islamic State group reported Friday that Muller, whose 18-month captivity had largely been kept secret in an effort to save her, had died in a recent Jordanian airstrike targeting the militants. On Tuesday, her parents and U.S. officials said they were now certain of her death, although officials said they could

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not confirm how she died. “What a fine, fine woman and a tribute to Prescott,” said 15year resident Tina Nemeth. “It’s just so sad, it really is, and everyone feels exactly the same. It’s a shock it hit Prescott. We’re not that big of a town.” The former territorial capital of Arizona has only recently begun to recover from a devastating 2013 wildfire that claimed the lives of 19 members of an elite firefighting squad. Stickers featuring the fire crew’s logo and bearing the number “19” are still fixed to vehicles all around the town of 40,000 people.

Man charged in UVa student’s abduction indicted on murder, but no death penalty CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Nearly four months after his arrest in the disappearance of a missing University of Virginia student, Jesse Matthew Jr. has been indicted on a murder count in the case — but he won’t face the death penalty and still has not been charged in the death of another student. Matthew, 33, is charged with first-degree murder and abduction with intent to defile, Albemarle County prosecutor Denise Lunsford said Tuesday. Hannah Graham, 18, disappeared in September and was found dead in the county a few weeks later. Lunsford declined to explain why Matthew was not charged with capital murder, which would have carried a possible death sentence. The abduction and first-degree murder charges are punishable by up to life in prison. “A great deal of serious thought went into this determination, including the impact on the community, the Grahams and the need to provide Mr. Matthew with a fair trial,” Lunsford said. Darrel Puckett, the chief prosecutor in Appomattox County, said one of the many factors typically considered in weighing murder charges is Virginia’s automatic appeal in death penalty cases.

Gusty winds rip off portion of windward Oahu school’s roof KAILUA, Hawaii — An Oahu elementary school is closed after strong winds blew off a portion of the cafeteria’s roof. The state Department of Education says about 50 first- and second-graders at Keolu Elementary were eating in the cafeteria Monday when it happened. No one was injured, and the rest of the students ate lunch in their classrooms. Kailua-Kalaheo Complex Area Superintendent Suzanne Mulcahy says the school will be closed until officials can ensure it is safe for its 145 students to return. —Associated Press


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20,000 foreign fighters flock to Syria, Iraq By KEN DILANIAN AP Intelligence Writer

WASHINGTON — Foreign fighters are streaming into Syria and Iraq in unprecedented numbers to join the Islamic State or other extremist groups, including at least 3,400 from Western nations among 20,000 from around the world, U.S. intelligence officials say in an updated estimate of a top terrorism concern. Intelligence agencies now believe that as many as 150 Americans have tried and some have succeeded in reaching in the Syrian war zone, officials told the House Homeland Security Committee in testimony prepared for delivery on Wednesday. Some of those Americans were arrested en route, some died in the area and a small number are still fighting with extremists. The testimony and other data were obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press. Nick Rasmussen, chief of the National Counterterrorism Center, said the rate of foreign fighter travel to Syria is with-

out precedent, far exceeding the rate of foreigners who went to wage jihad in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen or Somalia at any other point in the past 20 years. U.S. officials fear that some of the foreign fighters will return undetected to their homes in Europe or the U.S. to mount terrorist attacks. At least one of the men responsible for the attack on a satirical magazine in Paris had spent time with Islamic extremists in Yemen. Meanwhile, the White House circulated a proposal Tuesday that would have Congress authorize the U.S. military to fight Islamic State terrorists over the next three years. A formal request for legislation is expected on Wednesday. Also at the White House, President Barack Obama praised Kayla Jean Mueller, the young American whose death was confirmed Tuesday. Mueller died while in Islamic State hands, though the group blamed a Jordanian airstrike, and Obama said, “No matter how long it takes, the United States will find and bring to

justice the terrorists who are responsible for Kayla’s captivity and death.” As for foreign fighters, officials acknowledge it has been hard to track the Americans and Europeans who have made it to Syria, where the Islamic State group is the dominant force trying to overthrow the government of President Bashar Assad. The U.S. Embassy in Syria is closed, and the CIA has no permanent presence on the ground. “Once in Syria, it is very difficult to discern what happens there,” according to Wednesday’s prepared testimony of Michael Steinbach, the FBI’s assistant director for counterterrorism. “This lack of clarity remains troubling.” The estimate of 20,000 fighters, from 90 countries, is up from 19,000, Rasmussen will tell the House committee, according to prepared testimony. The number of Americans or U.S. residents who have gone or tried to go is up to 150 from 50 a year ago and 100 in the fall. Rep. Michael McCaul, the

Texas Republican who chairs the committee, said in his prepared remarks that the Syrian war had created “the largest convergence of Islamist terrorists in world history.” Sustained bombing by a U.S.-led coalition has not stopped the inflow, he noted. McCaul’s committee staff compiled from public sources a list of 18 U.S. citizens or residents who joined or attempted to join the Islamic State group, and 18 others who tried to or succeeded in joining other violent Islamic groups. The list includes three Chicago teens and three Denver teens who were radicalized and recruited online and were arrested after attempting to travel to Syria to join Islamic State fighters. It also includes Douglas McAuthur McCain, 33, a Californian who died in August while fighting with the Islamic State group near Aleppo. U.S. intelligence officials do not make public their estimate of how many Americans currently are fighting in Syria and Iraq. In September, FBI director James Comey said it was

“about a dozen.” Francis X. Taylor, who heads the Homeland Security Department’s intelligence office, said in his prepared testimony for the hearing that “we are unaware of any specific, credible, imminent threat to the homeland.” However, he said, the department is concerned that Americans who join violent extremist groups in Syria “could gain combat skills, violent extremist connections and possibly become persuaded to conduct organized or ‘lone-wolf’ style attacks that target U.S. and Western interests. We also have become increasingly aware of the possibility that Syria could emerge as a base of operations for al-Qaida’s international agenda, which could include attacks against the homeland.” Taylor said the U.S. is trying to instruct other governments on how best to track foreign fighters, including “how they can compare airline manifests and reservation data against terrorist watch lists and other intelligence about terrorist travel.” He said the U.S. outpaces

other countries in that effort. The intelligence officials also discussed the possibility of homegrown attacks inspired by the Islamic State or al-Qaida but not directly connected to the groups. Rasmussen of the counterterrorism center appeared to downplay that threat, saying it “will remain at its current level resulting in fewer than 10 uncoordinated and unsophisticated plots annually from a pool of up to a few hundred individuals, most of whom are known to the (intelligence agencies) and law enforcement.” McCaul said he fears the Obama administration is blind to the looming dangers of homegrown radicalism of the kind that led to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. “We have no lead agency in charge of countering domestic radicalization and no line item for it in the budgets of key departments and agencies,” he said. “I am also concerned that the few programs we do have in place are far too small to confront a challenge that has grown so quickly.”

Officials: US closing embassy in Yemen amid continued unrest By LOLITA C. BALDOR and MATTHEW LEE Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The United States is closing its Yemen embassy amid political deadlock and deteriorating security after the Shiite rebel takeover of the country, two U.S. officials said. The officials said that diplomats were being evacuated from the country on Tuesday and that the embassy in Sanaa would suspend operations until conditions improve. Yemen has been in crisis for months with Iran-linked Shiite Houthi rebels besieging the capital and

then taking control. The U.S. officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the closure publicly on the record. Marines providing the security at the embassy will also likely leave, officials said, but American forces conducting counterterrorism missions against al-Qaida’s Yemen affiliate in other parts of the country would not be affected. Spokesmen at the Pentagon and State Department had no immediate comment on the closure. Although operations against al-Qaida’s Yemen affiliate will continue, the closure of the embassy will be seen as a blow to

the Obama administration, which has held up its partnership with ousted Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi’s government as a model for his strategy in combatting terrorism, particularly in unstable countries. “Yemen has never been a perfect democracy or an island of stability,” President Barack Obama said late last month as conditions in the capital of Sanaa became worse. “What I’ve said is, is that our efforts to go after terrorist networks inside of Yemen without an occupying U.S. army, but rather by partnering and intelligencesharing with that local government, is the approach that we’re going to need to take.”

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The embassy closure will also complicate the CIA’s operations in Yemen, U.S. intelligence officials acknowledge. Although CIA officers could continue to work out of U.S. military installations, many intelligence operations are run from embassies, and the CIA lost visibility on Syria when that embassy was evacuated in 2012. The CIA’s main role in Yemen is to gather intelligence about members of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and occasionally kill them with drone strikes. Both the CIA and the military’s Joint Special Operations Command run separate drone killing programs in

Yemen, though the CIA has conducted the majority of the strikes, U.S. officials have said. There were 23 U.S. drone strikes reported in Yemen last year, 26 in 2013 and 41 in 2012, according to Long War Journal, a website that tracks them through media reports. The Houthis last week dissolved parliament and formally took over after months of clashes. They then placed President Hadi and his Cabinet ministers under house arrest. Hadi and the ministers later resigned in protest. Earlier Tuesday, Yemeni military officials said the Houthis, aided by troops loyal to Hadi’s predecessor, former President

Ali Abdullah Saleh, took full control of the key central province of Bayda province. Bayda is the gateway to the country’s south, which remains in the hands of pro-independence southerners and to the strategic oil-rich Maarib province, to the east, also still not in rebel hands. The U.S. Embassy in Yemen is the third in an Arab country that has closed since the turmoil of the Arab spring began in December 2010. The other two were embassies in Damascus, Syria and Tripoli, Libya. The embassy in Damascus was closed in Feb 2012 and the embassy in Tripoli was closed in July 2014.

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Central Europeans feel crushed by Swiss franc loans By VANESSA GERA and ALISON MUTLER Associated Press

BUCHAREST, Romania — Elvis Constantin Cluci and his wife had planned a second child, their dreams set on a little brother for their 2 ½ year-old daughter. But due to a surge in the Swiss franc that caused the Romanian couple’s mortgage payments to rise, not only is another child out of the question but they have had to send their daughter to live with grandparents 100 kilometers (60 miles) away. Now they see her only once or twice a month. They simply cannot afford both day care and their mortgage on a small studio apartment in Bucharest. They can barely even scrape together the gas money to drive to see her. “I can hardly smile anymore,” said Cluci, 37. “My wife is completely destroyed. As the man I have to be strong and bear it.” On Jan. 15, the Swiss national bank ended a policy meant to limit the franc’s value against the euro — causing the franc to

surge. That move by one of Europe’s richest countries is adding to the financial despair of hundreds of thousands of people across some of the poorest regions of the continent due to mortgages taken out years ago in Swiss francs. Many of the borrowers were in their 20s and 30s who took out loans in the boom years before the crisis of 2008. They were supposed to be the first generation to benefit fully from the economic promise that came with the fall of communism and the entry into the European Union. Mortgages in foreign currencies were particularly popular because they came with lower interest rates. Instead, these borrowers now find themselves stuck in a new kind of servitude, their fates tied to the ups and downs of a currency that many have never held in their hands. The pain of the borrowers is turning into a key political issue in many countries, primarily Poland and Croatia, where elections are on the horizon. Many of the borrowers feel

they were tricked by the banks into financial products that are now called “toxic” — and have been banned in many countries. They want governments to push banks to give them some relief. It’s a tricky position for leaders: do you force banks to take a financial hit to help people who willingly entered into risky contracts? Responses by governments have varied. The Hungarian government forced banks in November to convert Swiss franc loans to the local currency at the exchange rate of the time. In hindsight, the timing prevented financial disaster for many Hungarian borrowers come January. The government of Croatia, where there are 60,000 such loans, froze the franc-kuna exchange rate at pre-Jan. 15 levels for one year to help borrowers. Other countries, like Poland and Romania, are still debating what to do, but have ruled out a Hungarian-style solution. Polish authorities are urging banks to take voluntary steps to help borrowers.

Wiktor Nozycki, a 31-yearold Pole who has a mortgage on an apartment in Poznan, says what the Polish authorities have proposed primarily benefits the banks and that he considers the government and bankers to be acting like gangsters. “No one warned the consumers about any risks,” he said. “Banks here are above the law.” The anger is huge in Poland, where there are more than 550,000 outstanding loans, and class-action lawsuits against banks are in the works. In Slovenia an association of affected citizens is also threatening to sue the banks. Economist Piotr Bujak with Bank PKO BP said many of the accusations against the banks are unfair and that customers were generally informed of the exchange rate risks. “As long as the servicing of mortgages in Swiss francs was cheaper, customers were happy, while now they want others — banks, taxpayers — to cover the increased costs,” Bujak said. Many borrowers now owe

Germany: Ukraine peace talks resuming BERLIN — Germany’s Foreign Ministry says talks between senior officials from Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine to pave the way for a summit of leaders in Minsk will resume in the Belarusian capital. The ministry says that officials from the four countries

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more on their homes than they are worth and cannot sell without incurring significant loss, also because property prices have fallen since the boom years. The media have reported cases of people so desperate they have sought treatment in psychiatric hospitals. In Romania, the suicide of a borrower prompted a consumer protection agency to investigate whether the loans were fairly handled. Dorota Smetek, a 30-yearold assistant professor of linguistics in Poznan, feels she was tricked by her bank and is considering joining one of the lawsuits. In 2008, at 24, she took an 11-year mortgage to buy a small one-bedroom apartment for 250,000 zlotys ($68,500). The bank had predicted her installments would be around 2,500 zlotys ($685), but right after she signed the deal the financial crisis hit, and she immediately found herself paying 3,000 ($825) per month. Her most recent installment was 3,500 zlotys ($960), something

she can’t pay without her parents’ help. “There wasn’t a single installment that was what the bank said it would be,” she said. “I am starting to think someone is taking me for a fool. I feel I was cheated.” Now she feels stuck: She can’t sell because she would lose too much. She can’t rent because that income would only cover about half of her monthly mortgage payment. She has been forced to make sacrifices, like canceling plans for a winter vacation. Lately she has needed sleeping pills at night. And like the Romanian couple, she and her husband would also love a second child — but not when money is so tight and they are stuck in an apartment of only 45 square meters (485 square feet). “How can I have more children when I can’t change my flat?” she asked. The only hope for her and so many others lies hundreds of kilometers away in Switzerland. They simply want the franc to fall.


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Harden nets 40 to propel Rockets to win By The Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) — James Harden scored 20 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter and the Houston Rockets pulled away to beat the Phoenix Suns 127-118 on Tuesday night. Josh Smith added 20 for the Rockets, who trailed 89-88 at the end of the third quarter after Phoenix rallied from an early 18-point deficit. Eric Bledsoe scored 32, one shy of his career high, for the Suns, who enter the All-Star break losers of five of their last six. Harden ended the first and second quarters with a 3-pointer, then opened the fourth with a four-point play that put the Rockets ahead for good. He scored eight in a row during a 2 ½ min-

ute stretch late in the fourth. He scored 45 in a loss to Portland on Sunday and has six games of 40-plus points. Houston, winner of seven of nine, has one game before the break, Wednesday night against the Clippers in Los Angeles. GRIZZLIES 95, NETS 86 MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Zach Randolph had 19 points and Marc Gasol added 14 and 11 rebounds for the Grizzlies. Six Grizzlies finished in double figures as Memphis won its 14th of the last 16. Courtney Lee had 15 points, Beno Udrih scored 13 and Tony Allen finished with 12. The Nets lost for the seventh time in their last 10. Mason Plumlee and Alan Anderson

each had 15 points for the Nets and Plumlee also grabbed 14 rebounds. Memphis held a double-digit lead through most of the game until the Nets tightened it up in the fourth quarter.

BULLS 104, KINGS 86 CHICAGO (AP) — Pau Gasol continued his strong play with 26 points and 16 rebounds, Tony Snell had a career-high 24 and Derrick Rose added 23 for the Chicago Bulls. It was Gasol’s NBA-best 34th double-double of the season. He now has 13 straight. Snell was 9 for 11 from the field, including 4 for 6 on 3-pointers. His previous high was 20 points. The trio combined to go 30 for 43 (69.8

percent) from the field as Chicago (33-20) had 16 points for the Pacers, who are 16-9 won its third straight. over their last 25 games. The Kings (18-33) have dropped 12 of 14. Rudy Gay led Sacramento with 24 NUGGETS 106, LAKERS 96 points, while DeMarcus Cousins added 15 points and eight rebounds. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ty Lawson had season-highs of 32 points and 16 assists and Denver snapped a six-game losPISTONS 106, HORNETS 78 ing skid. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Greg Darrell Arthur added 15 points, and Monroe had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Wilson Chandler and J.J. Hickson had 13 D.J. Augustin added 18 points and the De- points each for the Nuggets, whose fourtroit Pistons handed the Charlotte Hornets game road losing streak ended. their third straight loss. Carlos Boozer scored 15 of his 21 Monroe, who had 14 double-doubles in points in the second half and grabbed 10 January to tie a franchise record, was domi- rebounds, and Wayne Ellington added 18 nant inside and on the drive when the Pistons points for the Lakers, who fell to 0-5 this build a 23-point lead at the end of the third month. quarter. They coasted to an easy win. Jeremy Lin and Wesley Johnson added Jodie Meeks and Anthony Tolliver each 12 points each for the Lakers.

Fairbanks to start Iditarod

43rd running of race moved to state interior due to lack of snow FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The Iditarod Trail Committee board of directors has voted to move the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to Fairbanks. The Fairbanks Daily NewsMiner reports the board unanimously voted to move the 1,000-mile competition because of low snow conditions in south-central Alaska. The event begins with a cer-

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LSU fans cheer in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky in Baton Rouge, La., Tuesday. Kentucky won 71-69.

Kentucky stays undefeated No. 1 Wildcats shake off LSU to improve season to 24-0 overall BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Willie Cauley-Stein scored 15 points and top-ranked Kentucky stayed unbeaten with another tough road win, 7169 over LSU when the Tigers missed a 3-pointer that could have won it at the buzzer Tuesday night. Devin Booker added 14 and Andrew Harrison had 13 for the Wildcats (24-0, 11-0 Southeastern Conference) who can tie a school record for the best start to a season by winning at home on Saturday against South Carolina.

Karl-Anthony Towns had 12 points and 13 rebounds, including a jump-hook that put the Wildcats up for good with 1:30 left, and a clutch offensive rebound inside the final minute. Trailing by two with roughly six seconds left, LSU got the ball to Keith Hornsby on the wing, who missed an off-balanced 3-pointer that bounced harmlessly off the rim as time expired. Jarell Martin had 21 points and 11 rebounds for LSU (177, 6-5), while Hornsby scored 17 points.

No. 5 WISCONSIN 65, NEBRASKA 55 LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Sam Dekker matched his career high with 21 points, and Wisconsin built a big lead early and then held off Nebraska’s late comeback bid for a victory. The Badgers (22-2, 10-1 Big Ten) won their seventh straight game and extended their lead in the Big Ten to three games over the four teams tied for second place. The Cornhuskers (13-11, 5-7) lost for the fourth time in five games. Wisconsin has its best 24-

game record in program history and best 11-game record in Big Ten play since the 1913-14 squad went unbeaten. Frank Kaminsky added 13 points and 12 rebounds and Bronson Koenig had 13 points for the Badgers. Terran Petteway had 16 of his 21 points in the second half for Nebraska, and Shavon Shields finished with 12 points.

No. 8 KANSAS 73, TEXAS TECH 51 LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — See HOOPS, page A-13

emonial start March 7 in Anchorage. Dog teams carrying passengers make a leisurely 11mile run from downtown to an airstrip on the city’s east side. Actual racing begins a day later and usually starts in Willow. The trail takes mushers and dogs through the Alaska Range, down the Yukon River and along the Bering Sea coast to the old gold rush town of Nome.

OT goal gives Canadiens win By The Associated Press

MONTREAL (AP) — David Desharnais scored at 3:27 of overtime and the Montreal Canadiens extended their winning streak to three games with a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night. Tomas Plekanec scored in the third period for the Canadiens. Carey Price made 23 saves for his 30th win of the season. Matt Read scored for the Flyers. Ray Emery, replacing the injured Steve Mason, made 39 saves. PREDATORS 3, LIGHTNING 2, OT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — James Neal scored at 4:27 of overtime to give the Predators a victory over the Lightning. Seth Jones and Taylor Beck also scored for Nashville, which has won three straight and five of six.

Brett Connolly and Nikita Kucherov had the goals for Tampa C Bay, which has lost two of three. With time winding down in Y overtime, Neal beat Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy between the pads with a wrist shot from the left circle.

ISLANDERS 3, OILERS 2 UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Casey Cizikas snapped a thirdperiod tie with 4:37 left, and the Islanders pulled out a win over the Oilers. Colin McDonald, who assisted on the winning goal, and Josh Bailey also scored for New York. Jaroslav Halak made 34 saves. Ryan Hamilton and Anton Lander had power-play goals for Edmonton, which held a 15-5 shots advantage in the third period. Viktor Fasth stopped 25 shots. The Islanders have won eight straight home games against the Oilers, dating to 1999. See NHL, page A-13

Manning still in flux about return to NFL field in 2015 By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — New offensive coordinator Rick Dennison says the Denver Broncos are in “no rush” to get an answer from Peyton Manning about his plans for 2015. Manning is mulling his future following a late-season slide and thigh injury that culminated with a poor performance in the playoffs. Dennison said he doesn’t necessarily have to wait for an answer from Manning to start drawing up his offensive blueprints. “We’re going to see what we do best, see what our team ends up with, there’s certainly no rush,” Dennison

said. “He deserved to take his time and figure out what he wants to do because he’s a phenomenal player.” After saying on Christmas Eve that he intended to return in 2015, Manning backtracked after Denver’s 24-13 loss to Indianapolis in the playoffs last month, saying he had to think things over. General manager John Elway asked him not to make a rash decision. Manning is expected to meet with Elway, team president and CEO Joe Ellis and new coach Gary Kubiak before the Broncos contingent heads to the NFL scouting combine next week. Manning, who is due $19 million next season, has to have a checkup on his surgically repaired neck at least 10

days before the start of the new league year, which is March 10. Manning said in Phoenix last month that he expects to pass his physical. “I don’t see that physical being that significant to tell you the truth as far as the revelation out of that,” Manning said after accepting the Bart Starr award. “I feel pretty confident that I’ll pass that physical and that my neck is in good shape. I’d like to avoid a crowd standing outside the MRI room awaiting the results, if possible. I felt secure about that the past three years and feel the same about that.” Meanwhile, those close to him, including former coach Tony Dungy, have said they expect Manning to re-

turn for an 18th season in the NFL and a fourth in Denver. Manning, who turns 39 next month, has begun working out with a personal trainer in New Orleans to ascertain his health and fitness should he decide to keep playing. Asked if he’s proceeding as though Manning will return, Dennison said, “I’m not proceeding with anything. I’m letting him take his time.”

Sherman forgoes surgery RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman will not have surgery on his injured left elbow and will let the ligament damage heal on its own.

Sherman confirmed the decision in a text message to The Associated Press on Tuesday. Fox Sports first reported Sherman’s decision. Sherman injured his left elbow on the first play of the fourth quarter in the NFC championship game against Green Bay when his arm was pinned between Packers running back James Starks and teammate Kam Chancellor. He played the Super Bowl without a brace on his elbow, but it initially appeared that Sherman would need Tommy John surgery to repair the damage. Sherman waited until after the birth of his son, Rayden, last week before making the decision to put off surgery.

A-Rod apologizes to Yankees after season-long suspension By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez met with top New York Yankees officials on Tuesday and apologized to the team as he prepares to report to spring training following his seasonlong suspension for violations of baseball’s drug agreement and labor contract. A joint statement from the Yankees and Rodriguez said the 39-year-old met at Yankee Stadium with owner Hal Stein-

brenner, team president Randy Levine, general manager Brian Cashman and assistant general manager Jean Afterman. Rodriguez was accompanied by lawyer Jim Sharp. “Alex initiated the meeting and apologized to the organization for his actions over the past several years,” the statement said. “There was an honest and frank discussion on all of the issues. As far as the Yankees are concerned, the next step is to play baseball in spring training.” A person familiar with the

meeting, speaking on condition of anonymity because the release of additional details was not authorized, said the meeting lasted about 90 minutes. The person said the Yankees said they accepted the apology but maintained that doesn’t mean the team has forgotten about Rodriguez’s actions over recent years. Team officials also said Rodriguez has to make up many things to many people. New York opens spring training on Feb. 20 at Tampa, Florida, and Rodriguez is due C

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to report with position players and start workouts on Feb. 26. Yankees officials told him he will be treated like any other player at spring training. The Yankees also said their preference was that Rodriguez meet with media before the team opens spring training. In addition, New York told Rodriguez the team does not feel obligated to give him any of up to $30 million potentially due for historic achievements, part of a marketing deal reached at the time of his $275 million,

10-year contract in December 2007. The marketing agreement calls for $6 million payments for up to five milestone accomplishments designated by the Yankees. Each payment is due within 15 days of designation and is in exchange for rights such as using Rodriguez’s name and image in selling licensed goods. At the time of the marketing agreement, those accomplishments were contemplated to be tying the home run totals of Willie Mays (660), Babe Ruth

(714), Hank Aaron (755) and Barry Bonds (762), and breaking Bonds’ major league record. Rodriguez has 654 home runs. A failure to declare a milestone and make a payment likely would trigger a grievance on Rodriguez’s behalf by the Major League Baseball Players Association. A three-time AL MVP who turns 40 in July, Rodriguez faces an uncertain future with the Yankees, who have said they plan to shift him from third base to designated hitter.

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Wayne Selden Jr. scored 16 points and Kansas shot well from 3-point range, beating Texas Tech. The Jayhawks (20-4, 9-2 Big 12) hit 11 of 20 on 3s, with Selden going 4 of 7. Kansas reached the 20-win mark for the 26th straight season. Kansas sped up play in the second half and the Red Raiders couldn’t keep pace. Perry Ellis scored 14 points, and Frank Mason III, Brannen Greene and Cliff Alexander each added 10 in the win. Norense Odiase scored 13 points and Devaughtah Williams added 11 for the Red Raiders (12-13, 2-10).

No. 10 NOTRE DAME 60, CLEMSON 58 CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Jerian Grant scored 22 points and Demetrius Jackson hit the tying and go-ahead baskets as Notre Dame outlasted Clemson. The Tigers (14-10, 6-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) missed two shots at the end, including a 3-pointer by Damarcus Harrison that hit off the rim as time ran out. The Irish (22-4, 10-3) overcame a four-point deficit down the stretch to push past Clemson with Grant a major factor in the rally. Notre Dame trailed 56-52 after

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Rod Hall’s three-point play for the Tigers with 4:07 to go. But Grant followed with two foul shots, then stole the ball to lead to Jackson’s tying layup. After Jackson’s basket put Notre Dame up for good 58-56, Grant hit a fadeaway jumper. Notre Dame bounced back after a 90-60 loss at home last Saturday to No. 4 Duke.

No. 24 ARKANSAS 101, AUBURN 87 AUBURN, Ala (AP) — Bobby Portis scored 22 points and Michael Qualls had 19 to lead Arkansas to a victory over Auburn for another comfortable Southeastern Conference win. The Razorbacks (19-5, 8-3 SEC) did it with hot shooting, making 11 of 23 3-pointers and shooting 53.8 percent from the floor (35 of 65). They fell short of winning three straight SEC games by 20-plus points for the first time but weren’t really threatened. Qualls had 16 points in the first half and Portis carried much of the load from there. The SEC’s top scorer had 14 points after halftime. Anthlon Bell scored 16 points and made four 3-pointers. Rashad Madden scored 12 and Alandise Harris had 10. The game stretched nearly two hours and 30 minutes with a combined 54 fouls and four technicals called.

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STARS 5, BRUINS 3 BOSTON (AP) — Jamie Benn scored twice and Trevor Daley had the second of Dallas’ two shorthanded goals in a win over the Bruins. Kari Lehtonen stopped 41 shots and Vernon Fiddler ended Boston’s run as the only remaining NHL team that hadn’t allowed a shorthanded goal this season when he scored unassisted 7:28 into the game.

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PANTHERS 6, DUCKS 2 SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Roberto Luongo made 31 saves and the Panthers got goals from six players in a win over Anaheim. Jimmy Hayes, Dave Bolland, Aleksander Barkov, Aaron Ekblad, Nick Bjugstad and Dmitry Kulikov

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Albany (NY) 62, Binghamton 46 Drexel 53, Towson 49 Georgetown 86, Seton Hall 67 Iona 72, Fairfield 57 James Madison 67, Delaware 54 New Hampshire 76, Hartford 70, OT Temple 75, Cincinnati 59 Toledo 92, Buffalo 88

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Toronto 35 17 Brooklyn 21 31 Boston 19 31 Philadelphia 12 41 New York 10 42 Southeast Division Atlanta 43 10 Washington 33 20 Miami 22 29 Charlotte 22 30 Orlando 16 39 Central Division Chicago 33 20 Cleveland 32 21 Milwaukee 29 23 Detroit 21 32 Indiana 20 33

Pct GB .673 — .404 14 .380 15 .226 23½ .192 25 .811 — .623 10 .431 20 .423 20½ .291 28 .623 — .604 1 .558 3½ .396 12 .377 13

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division Memphis 39 13 Houston 36 16 Dallas 35 19 San Antonio 33 19 New Orleans 27 25 Northwest Division Portland 35 17 Oklahoma City 27 25 Denver 20 33 Utah 19 33 Minnesota 11 41 Pacific Division Golden State 41 9 L.A. Clippers 34 19 Phoenix 29 25 Sacramento 18 33 L.A. Lakers 13 39

.750 — .692 3 .648 5 .635 6 .519 12 .673 — .519 8 .377 15½ .365 16 .212 24 .820 — .642 8½ .537 14 .353 23½ .250 29

Tuesday’s Games Detroit 106, Charlotte 78 Houston 127, Phoenix 118 Chicago 104, Sacramento 86 Memphis 95, Brooklyn 86 Denver 106, L.A. Lakers 96 Wednesday’s Games New York at Orlando, 3 p.m. Washington at Toronto, 3:30 p.m. San Antonio at Detroit, 3:30 p.m. Atlanta at Boston, 3:30 p.m. Indiana at New Orleans, 4 p.m. Memphis at Oklahoma City, 4 p.m. Sacramento at Milwaukee, 4 p.m. Golden State at Minnesota, 4 p.m. Miami at Cleveland, 4 p.m. Utah at Dallas, 4:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Portland, 6 p.m. Houston at L.A. Clippers, 6:30 p.m. All Times ADT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dmitrij Jaskin got the go-ahead goal for the second time in four games, and the Blues beat the Coyotes. Alexander Steen also scored and goalie Jake Allen got a light workload until late for the Blues, who avoided their first three-game losing streak of the season. Sam Gagner scored and Mike Smith made 34 saves for Arizona, coming off a shootout victory at By ANTONIO GONZALEZ Chicago a night earlier.

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SOUTH Alabama 55, Mississippi St. 51 Arkansas 101, Auburn 87 East Carolina 64, Memphis 53 Kentucky 71, LSU 69 Liberty 73, Campbell 60 Notre Dame 60, Clemson 58 SE Louisiana 83, Cent. Arkansas 58 South Carolina 65, Missouri 60 MIDWEST Akron 61, Kent St. 52 Bowling Green 65, W. Michigan 49 Cent. Michigan 68, Ohio 57 Dayton 51, Saint Louis 44 E. Michigan 83, Miami (Ohio) 69 Evansville 73, Missouri St. 66 Michigan St. 68, Northwestern 44 Milwaukee 84, Oakland 67 N. Illinois 75, Ball St. 63 Wisconsin 65, Nebraska 55 Xavier 64, Marquette 44 SOUTHWEST Incarnate Word 73, Nicholls St. 64 Kansas 73, Texas Tech 51 FAR WEST Colorado St. 70, New Mexico 59 UNLV 73, Fresno St. 61 Utah St. 75, Nevada 62

Women’s Scores EAST Maryland 80, Rutgers 69 Rider 54, St. Peter’s 49 West Virginia 59, Kansas 56 SOUTH Campbell 56, UNC Asheville 51 Gardner-Webb 62, Charleston Southern 56 Presbyterian 78, Coastal Carolina 56 Radford 55, Longwood 45 Tulane 66, UCF 55 Winthrop 91, High Point 74 MIDWEST East Carolina 78, Cincinnati 53 Ohio St. 77, Michigan 73

SOUTHWEST South Florida 72, SMU 51 Tulsa 75, Temple 67

hockey NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 56 34 16 6 74 181 148 Montreal 53 35 15 3 73 143 118 Detroit 52 31 12 9 71 155 130 Boston 54 28 19 7 63 142 136 Florida 52 24 17 11 59 133 147 Ottawa 52 21 22 9 51 141 145 Toronto 55 23 28 4 50 157 170 Buffalo 55 16 36 3 35 103 191 Metropolitan Division N.Y. Islanders 54 35 18 1 71 170 151 Pittsburgh 53 30 15 8 68 151 134 N.Y. Rangers 52 31 16 5 67 157 127 Washington 54 28 16 10 66 157 135 Philadelphia 54 23 22 9 55 146 157 New Jersey 54 21 24 9 51 122 148 Columbus 52 23 26 3 49 135 161 Carolina 52 19 26 7 45 116 139

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division Nashville 54 St. Louis 54 Chicago 54 Winnipeg 56 Minnesota 53 Dallas 54 Colorado 54 Pacific Division Anaheim 55 Calgary 54 San Jose 55 Vancouver 52 Los Angeles 53 Arizona 55 Edmonton 55 NOTE: Two points overtime loss.

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34 14 7 75 164 154 30 21 3 63 156 137 28 20 7 63 154 153 29 20 3 61 143 136 23 18 12 58 144 144 20 28 7 47 126 180 15 31 9 39 125 181 for a win, one point for

Tuesday’s Games Dallas 5, Boston 3 Ottawa 2, Buffalo 1 N.Y. Islanders 3, Edmonton 2 N.Y. Rangers 5, Toronto 4 Montreal 2, Philadelphia 1, OT Florida 6, Anaheim 2 St. Louis 2, Arizona 1 Nashville 3, Tampa Bay 2, OT Winnipeg 2, Minnesota 1, OT Wednesday’s Games Detroit at Pittsburgh, 4 p.m. Vancouver at Chicago, 4 p.m. Washington at San Jose, 6:30 p.m. All times ADT

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Transactions BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE С Suspended N.Y. Mets RHP Tim Peterson 80 games for a violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES С Agreed to terms with LHP Mark Hendrickson and OF Nolan Reimold on minor league contracts. LOS ANGELES ANGELS С Agreed to terms with OF Matt Joyce on a one-year contract. National League PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES С Assigned LHP Cesar Jimenez outright to Lehigh Valley (IL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS С Assigned RHP Eric Fornataro outright to Syracuse (IL). BASKETBALL National Basketball Association ATLANTA HAWKS С Traded F/C Adreian Payne to Minnesota for a protected future first-round draft pick. CHARLOTTE HORNETS С Traded G Gary Neal and a second-round draft pick to Minnesota for Gs Mo Williams and Troy Daniels. MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES С Recalled F/C Jarnell Stokes and G Russ Smith fromi Iowa (NBADL). Women’s National Basketball Association WNBA PLAYERS UNION С Named Evie Goldstein director of operations. FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS С Named Keith Carter assistant offensive line coach, Matt LaFleur quarterbacks coach, Doug Mallory defensive assistant/linebackers coach, Marquand Manuel secondary coach/senior defensive assistant, Mike McDaniel offensive assistant, Chris Morgan offensive line coach, Jeff Ulbrich linebackers coach and Chad Walker defensive assistant/defensive backs. NEW YORK JETS С Signed CB Curtis Brown. WASHINGTON REDSKINS С Signed OL Tyler Larsen and Ty

HOCKEY National Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKS С Recalled G Ryan Faragher from Utah (ECHL) to Norfolk (AHL). DALLAS STARS С Assigned G Jack Campbell from Texas (AHL) to Idaho (ECHL). MINNESOTA WILD С Placed LWs Ryan Carter and Jason Zucker on injured reserve. Recalleed D Stu Bickel and F Brett Sutter from Iowa (AHL). NASHVILLE PREDATORS С Recalled D Anthony Bitetto and F Viktor Stalberg from Milwaukee (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING С Assigned F Danick Gauthier from Syracuse (AHL) to Wichita (ECHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS С Recalled D Steven Oleksy from Hershey (AHL). SOCCER Major League Soccer D.C. UNITED С Signed M Michael Farfan. FC DALLAS С Signed M Fabian Castillo to a five-year contract. L.A. GALAXY С Signed M Ryo Fujii. SEATTLE SOUNDERS С Signed D Andres Correa. COLLEGE ALABAMA С Suspended RB Tyren Jones indefinitely. CARTHAGE С Named Lauren Hein women’s lacrosse coach. FLORIDA С Named Kerry Dixon II receivers coach. GEORGE WASHINGTON С Added Erin Lycan Ridley to the women’s soccer staff. NEW JERSEY CITY С Named Jorge Rodriguez men’s assistant volleyball coach. OHIO STATE С Named Tony Alford assistant head coach for offense/running backs. RUTGERS С Announced the resignation of offensive coordinator Ralph Friedgen, who will become special assistant to the head coach. Promoted wide receivers coach Ben McDaniels to offensive coordinator. Named Phil Galiano special teams and tight ends coach. Reassigned tight ends coach Anthony Campanile to wide receivers coach. UALR С Announced G DeVonte Smith has left the men’s basketball program.

Karl to become Sacramento coach? AP Basketball Writer

SENATORS 2, SABRES 1 BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Milan Michalek scored at 12:15 of the third period, Robin Lehner made 35 saves and the Senators beat the Sabres. Erik Karlsson also scored for the Senators, who snapped a threegame skid. Tyler Myers scored Buffalo’s goal as the Sabres dropped to 1-8 in their past nine home games. Buffalo has the fewest standings points in the NHL with 35.

JETS 2, WILD 1, OT WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Dustin Byfuglien scored on a breakaway at 4:00 of overtime and the Jets ended the Wild’s six-game winning streak. Minnesota turned the puck over in Winnipeg’s end and Byfuglien grabbed the loose puck, skated down the boards alone and ripped a low shot under goalie Devan Dubnyk.

The Sacramento Kings and George Karl are discussing a deal for him to take over as coach, a person with knowledge of the talks said Monday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the negotiations were private. A second person said no announcement was expected Monday night, but that interim coach Tyrone Corbin has been told he will coach the Kings in their final two games before the All-Star break: Tuesday at Chicago and Wednesday at Milwaukee. If hired, Karl could coach the Kings in their first game back on Feb. 20 at home against Boston. That also would give him a few practice days to help ease the transition. The Kings made the surprising move to fire Michael Malone in December after an

11-13 start in his second season as coach, even though they had shown progress until All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins came down with viral meningitis and missed 10 games. Sacramento has continued to slide since it promoted Corbin from lead assistant, losing 12 of its last 14 games and 20 of 27 overall since Malone’s dismissal. Karl is a proven winner in the league, and would be a fa-

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miliar face for Sacramento’s front office. Kings general manager Pete D’Alessandro and assistant general manager Mike Bratz worked with him in Denver. Karl last coached in the 2012-13 season, when he won NBA Coach of the Year with the Nuggets before being fired following a first-round playoff loss to the Golden State Warriors. D’Alessandro left Denver

that summer and brought Bratz with him to Sacramento. Karl, who has been working as an analyst for ESPN, has let it be known the last two months that he wants another shot on the sidelines. He has openly talked about his interest and recently thanked fans in Sacramento and Orlando — which fired coach Jacque Vaughn last week — for their support on Twitter.


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care services, he said. Navarre said he would like the task force to form within 60 days, and that he would like the choice of whether or not the borough should adopt health care powers or combine service areas on a borough-wide basis to be on the October ballot. “I want to be completely transparent about what the impacts are,” Navarre said. While the first steps to lower health care costs are being taken, Navarre said he wasn’t happy about the speed at which things move. “It’s slower that I would like it to be,” Navarre said. “I also think that waiting for them to figure it out at the federal level and then telling us how we’re supposed to do things — we might be better served if we develop what we might think our vision is for our communities and then fit our model into whatever is available at the federal level.”

program health care.” To help reduce health care spending, the borough assembly has recently appropriated $200,000 to form a task force with the mission of lowering borough health care costs. Navarre said that one of the first things he would like the task force to look at is adopting hospital and health care power on a borough-wide basis. Navarre said that by combining the Central Peninsula Hospital and the South Peninsula Hospital into one entity, it would provide a more efficient system. Giving the borough health care power would also result in increased taxes for some central peninsula residents, Navarre said, but it would equal out taxes borough-wide. Central peninsula residents would get some relief, however, when usReach Ian Foley at ian.foing the hospital or other health ley@peninsulaclarion.com.

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including traders for the Alaska Permanent Fund, would have to be at work an hour earlier for much of the year to stay in touch with the markets. Sen. Bill Wielechowski, DAnchorage, who introduced a similar bill, said he had spoken to MacKinnon and supported moving hers forward. His constituents supported not following daylight saving time, he said. Under the Uniform Time Act, the state has the authority to exempt itself from daylight

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saving time, but not to change time zones entirely. MacKinnon said her preference would be to move Alaska time forward an hour so that the state was essentially always on daylight saving time. But such a move would be a change in time zone and requires a twostep process that includes federal approval. She said a broader conversation about Alaska’s time zones is needed, however. Because of the state’s size, many communities are several hours off from the standard noontime sun. Before instituting its current time zones, Alaska had five time zones, she said. Standards of Care in Animal Shelters, and that “neither the City Manager, Chief of Police, or Chief Animal Control Officer has received any contact from the public regarding the weekly hours of operation” since they were reduced from 40 in January 2014.

age of adoptions from the number of live animals taken in had increased from 54 percent in 2011 to 86 percent in 2014. The presenters said that the closure of the drop-off cages was in acReach Ben Boettger at ben. cordance with the Association boettger@peninsulaclarion. of Shelter Veterinarian’s 2010 com.

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U.S. are pulling back fast because they’re no longer making money. A closely-watched survey by the oil services company Baker Hughes shows that the number of rigs actively drilling for oil fell to 1,140 last week, down 29 percent from a record high of 1,609 in October. Oil companies have announced spending cuts in the billions of dollars; oil service companies have announced layoffs of thousands of workers. If companies stop drilling new wells in North Dakota and Texas, the centers of the U.S. oil boom, overall U.S. production could fall fast. Output from most of those wells declines far more quickly than production from more traditional wells. Analysts at Bernstein Research estimate that U.S. production declines at 30 percent a year without constant investment in new wells. A quick decline in produc-

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Navarre listed reasons a council member might be unable to attend a meeting, including sickness, a death in the family, and travel for city business. As an example of the

Others say oil production is still rising and demand isn’t yet catching up — a recipe for lower oil prices. The oil bears argue that there are plenty of rigs still working, and they are now focused only on the most prolific spots. Also, oil services companies are charging significantly less for equipment and expertise. This means oil companies may be able to keep oil supplies rising from already high levels despite

think oil may already be close to finding its level. The International Energy Agency said in a report Tuesday that prices will stabilize in a range “higher than recent lows but substantially below the highs of the last three years.” In the past, once production went off line it took years to bring it back. Now, the IEA said, drillers can quickly and easily tap shale deposits to bring new oil to market as soon as supplies fall or demand rises. That should help keep a lid on prices. Tom Pugh, an analyst at Capital Economics, forecasts that Brent crude, the most important benchmark for global crude, will end the year around $60 a barrel, within $4 of where it closed Tuesday — and to be at $70 by the end of 2020. That doesn’t mean, however, that there won’t further bumps along the way. “We wouldn’t be surprised to see more large movements before the Oil will stay the same price market settles down,” Pugh After its recent rise, some wrote.

later, Navarre mentioned his own position as Kenai’s representative on the borough school board, which he said constituted city business, despite not being directly related to the city council. Other council members, including Rob Molloy, opposed the change, citing its possibility for abuse by circumventing

council attendance policies. “I see it as a major step in the creation of a virtual city council,” Molloy said. Discussion of telephonic participation ended with a vote to postpone the ordinance until the council’s March 4 meeting, which passed four to three. Other decisions made by the council included the appropria-

tion would send prices higher by reducing global supplies. At the same time, demand could be on the rise. The U.S. economy seems to be improving rapidly and demand for gasoline is increasing. Global demand may also rise somewhat simply because low prices tend to encourage more consumption. If the oil bulls are right, it means prices for transportation fuels would rise and the slowdown in drilling activity in the U.S. would perhaps be shortlived.

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Around Alaska Senate panel advances fish commission nominees JUNEAU — Lawmakers advanced two appointees for the board that regulates participation in Alaska’s commercial fisheries. The Senate Resources Committee on Monday held a confirmation hearing for Gov. Bill Walker’s appointees to the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission. Juneau’s Benjamin Brown has already served one four-year term on the commission and is up for reappointment. Wasilla’s Verne Rupright was appointed in January to replace Frank Homan, who was appointed by then-Gov. Sean Parnell in November. The appointees must still be confirmed in a joint session of the Legislature. Sens. Bill Wielechowski and Peter Micciche asked Brown

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low prices. The Energy Department reported last week that there was a record 1.18 billion barrels of oil in storage in the U.S. ITG’s Dwarkin estimates that in the first half of this year the world will be producing, on average, 2 million barrels per day more than it will be consuming. Analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch say $32 a barrel is possible. Ed Morse, an analyst at Citi, called the recent rise in prices a “head fake” and predicts oil could plunge into the $20 range, the lowest since 2002. The bears also don’t expect much increase in demand. Many developing nations are cutting back on fuel subsidies, which means that consumers could be buying less fuel, not more. And demand in the U.S. and other developed nations won’t rise much, they argue, because of environmental policies and high fuel taxes.

tion of a federal grant for library employee training, the award of a $49,000 contract to Mcswain Associates for appraisal of city land, and an agreement to sell the airport’s collapsed shaker plant as scrap. Reach Ben Boettger at ben. boettger@peninsulaclarion. com.

about a recent report that detailed inefficiencies at CFEC and suggested restructuring options. Brown said he wasn’t given the opportunity to respond to the report before it was made public, but that some changes could be made.

House minority caucus rebrands itself JUNEAU — The minority caucus in the Alaska House has rebranded itself. The House Democratic caucus is now the Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition. The 13-member caucus is comprised of 12 Democrats and Rep. Dan Ortiz of Ketchikan, who is not affiliated with a political party. During a news conference Tuesday, House minority leader Chris Tuck drew comparisons between the caucus and administration of Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott. Walker changed his party affiliation from Republican to undeclared in running with Mallott, a Democrat, as part of a socalled unity ticket last year. — The Associated Press C

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Dad and his birthdays On a farm in Northern Colorado Born in Kansas, Feb. 15, 1914 to1983

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ad always had a story about everything, whether it was long or short, right, wrong or funny. He could find the funny side of most people. He loved to tell jokes over and over and over! He laughed harder than anyone he was telling the joke to and sometimes would not get through the joke without breaking down and laughing uncontrollably. His best friend for years was Rev. Grether and together they loved to tell stories with happy endings or a moral. I do not know whether Dad told this story or Rev. Grether, but Dad always told it like it was his own story, maybe it was. Seems a Preacher and a Farmer-Dad were walking into the barn with a milk pail to do the late evening milking chores. He was tired from being in the field on a tractor all day long and was in a bit of a hurry as he called the milk cows into the barn. He sat down on the three-legged milk stool, when Farmer-Dad’s 12-year-old son come running in, “Dad-Dad, I need some help with these geography questions. Can you help me?” The Farmer-Dad turned around on the stool, looked at his son and began to explain right then and there the answer to the questions. With all the questions answered and the son satisfied, the FarmerDad turned around and started milking. The Preacher-Man asked, “Why did you take the time right now, when you were in a hurry and tired? You could have waited until you got all your chores done and in the house to answer all those questions.” The Farmer-Dad said, very thoughtfully, “Because he may never come this way again and I may never get another chance to answer his questions.” This story fits our Dad pretty accurately. He loved to tell stories with a moral. He also loved to hear them and to repeat them with his own twist, which leads me to the the following story. I was running as fast as my 6-year-old little legs could, trying to keep up with my Dad going to the milk barn to milk Bessy. “Hey Dad,” as I grabbed his big hand, “how come Butch has black hair, Ginger has pretty curly auburn hair, Mom has black hair, you have auburn hair and I have this white, straight, stringy stuff?” (He called me Cotton Top!) Being in his usual hurry, he shot back at me, “Oh, I found you under the wood pile!” I stopped in my tracks, looked at him, as he hurried off. I turned around and started to cry. He thought he had answered my question and went on to milk Bessy. I knew it! I just knew it! I am adopted! My hair don’t match anyone else’s around here! I went into a worrywart state, about being adopted and WHO my real family was and WHERE I came from for See ANNIE, page B-2

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f course, you can always give the one you love a box of assorted chocolates or a big bouquet of flowers for Valentine’s Day. Perhaps you’d rather take in a movie or enjoy a romantic dinner at your favorite restaurant. Or, maybe, all you’ll do is exchange cards. But, presenting someone with a homemade indulgence trumps them all, especially if it’s something sweet, like cake or pie. A heart-shaped chocolate cake, glazed in rich bittersweet ganache, or mini red velvet cakes filled with ice cream, are especially endearing, and in winter, a slice of cherry-berry pie — à la mode, if you like — is almost as fine as a heartfelt kiss. None of the recipes here are overly

complicated and have been tested many he times to assure sucAnd, while the itchen cess. cakes were made in specialty pans found de in stores that sell baking supplies or via S ue Ade on-line sources (such as Amazon. com), as long as you use pans of equal capacity, you’ll be pleased with the results. Most times, it is true that it’s better to be the giver than the receiver, but not today. Make any of these sweet treats for sharing with your Valentine, and you can be both.

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Sweet indulgences, like cakes and pies, are good for sharing on Valentine’s Day. A heartshaped chocolate cake, glazed in rich bittersweet ganache, or mini red velvet cakes filled with ice cream, are especially endearing Photos by Sue Ade

ChocolateEspresso Heart with Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache

Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwich Hearts ¼ cup (½ stick) butter, softened ¾ cup granulated sugar 1 large egg, room temperature 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) red food coloring 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup, plus 2 tablespoons cake flour ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup full-fat buttermilk, room temperature ½ teaspoon baking soda 1½ teaspoons cider vinegar Baker’s Joy for greasing pan Ice cream for serving Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray pan with Baker’s Joy. Combine butter and sugar in a mixing bowl; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Stop mixer and scrape sides of bowl. With mixer on low speed, add egg, beating well. Blend the cocoa with the food coloring and vanilla to form a paste, then add the paste to the creamed mixture, blending well until no streaks remain. Sift flour with salt, then add to the creamed mixture, alternately with buttermilk, blending until mixed. Stir baking soda into vinegar and beat into batter. Divide batter among cake wells and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until cakes tests done. Place pan on wire racks and allow to cool for 10 minutes before inverting cakes onto racks to cool completely. When cakes are cool, cut in half and Baked in Wilton’s Dimensions 6-Cup Cast-Aluminum Mini-Hearts Pan, fill with ice cream as desired. Makes red velvet hearts make a novel Valentine’s Day dessert when cut in half and filled with ice cream to make red velvet ice cream sandwiches. 6 servings.

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1½ cups firmly packed light brown sugar ¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, softened 1¼ cups water 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder 3 large eggs, room temperature 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Baker’s Joy for spraying baking pan Chocolate Bittersweet Glaze for glazing cake (recipe follows) Coffee ice cream for serving Chocolate bar for grating over coffee

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a 10-cup heart-shaped pan, or Bundt pan, with Baker’s Joy. Place the chocolate chips, sugar, butter, water and espresso powder in medium sized saucepan and stir over low heat until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and cool. When mixture is cool, beat in eggs, one at a time, then add vanilla. In the bowl of an electric mixer, mix the flour, baking soda and salt on low speed. Stir in the egg mixture and beat until blended. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for about 55 minutes, or until cake tests done. (Do not over bake cake.) Cool the cake in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then turn cake onto the rack and cool completely. When the cake is completely cool, glaze with Chocolate Bittersweet Bake in lower third of oven for 55 min- Glaze. Once glaze is set, serve with ice utes to an hour, or until crust is golden cream, dusted with grated chocolate. brown and the juices are bubbly and Makes one 10-inch cake. run thick. Rotate pie halfway through baking time. Protect crust with foil Chocolate Bittersweet Glaze or a piecrust shield if browning too 1 cup (6 ounces) Ghiradelli (60 perquickly. (You may have to cover edges of crust after just 15 to 20 minutes of cent cacao) bittersweet chocolate ½ cup heavy cream baking. The reserved piece of dough may In a small saucepan, over medium be baked on a separate baking sheet, brushed with egg wash and sprinkled heat, bring cream to a simmer (do not with sugar; bake for 6 to 10 minutes allow cream to boil). Remove from at 400 degrees, until golden brown. heat and stir in chips, stirring until Remove pie from oven and allow to chocolate is melted and mixture is cool several hours before serving. smooth. Spoon the glaze over cooled (Cooling the pie allows the filling to cake, spreading to cover top and allowing the glaze to run down the sides set up.) of the cake. Allow glaze to set. Serve pie with vanilla ice cream. Makes enough glaze to cover one Makes 1 (9-inch) pie. (10-inch) cake.

Cherry-Berry Pie in Winter Pastry for a double 9-inch pie crust, homemade or store bought ½ cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 (21-ounce) can cherry pie filling 1½ cups frozen blueberries ½ teaspoon grated lemon zest ¼ teaspoon almond extract 2 tablespoons butter, diced 1 egg mixed with 1 teaspoon water (egg wash) Coarse sugar Vanilla ice cream, for serving Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Position oven rack in lower third of the oven. Fit one of the pie crusts into a 9-inch pie plate, leaving a 1-inch overhang all around, trimming if necessary.

In a small dish, blend sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon; set aside. In another bowl, stir together cherry pie filling, blueberries, lemon zest. Mix the sugar mixture into the fruit mixture, combining well. Spoon filling into crust, then dot with butter. With a small heart-shaped cookie cutter (or shape of your choice) cut out a hole into the second pie crust, reserving the cut out piece to place back onto crust, or cut a few venting holes on the top of the crust. Top fruit mixture with the second crust, tucking the edge of the top crust around the edge of the bottom crust. Crimp and flute edges, or press with the tines of a fork. Cover pie loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. (This will help to keep the crust from shrinking when baked.)

10 fresh ideas for using slow cooker pulled chicken and pork By ALISON LADMAN Associated Press

Lots of people love their slow cookers. Just as many folks don’t. We tend to be in the latter group. Not because we don’t appreciate the dump-and-go convenience. And we certainly enjoy being greeted at the end of the day by delicious smells before we’ve even taken off our coats. Our objections come down to taste and texture. Too many slow cooker recipes taste just like every other slow cooker recipe, no matter what the ingredients. And after bubbling away for so many hours, most recipes end up with that just-shy-of-mush texture. No thanks. AP Photo/Matthew Mead So we decided to see whether we could This Jan. 19 photo shows slow cooker pulled chicken Greek come up with a stack of slow cooker recipitas in Concord, N.H. pes that didn’t sacrifice ease, but satisfied

10 hours on low Servings: 4 1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced 1 cup white wine, low-sodium chicken broth or apple cider 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs or country-style pork ribs or rib chops 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns 2 bay leaves 1 tablespoon Italian herb mix 1 teaspoon kosher salt In a 4-quart slow cooker, combine the 10 things with simple onion, liquid of choice, meat of choice, crock pot shredded meat peppercorns, bay leaves, Italian herbs and No time for a slow cooker? Combine all salt. Cover and set to cook on low for 8 to the ingredients plus an extra 1/2 cup of liq- 10 hours, or on high for 4 to 5 hours. The uid in a large saucepan. Simmer, covered, meat is ready when it is fork tender and for 1 hour, then proceed with the recipe. falls apart easily. Remove and discard the Start to finish: 4 to 5 hours on high, 8 to See SLOW, page B-2 our need for variety. Our inspiration? Barbecue pulled pork and chicken. The process is simple. You start with either boneless, skinless chicken thighs or country-style pork ribs or rib chops. Throw them in the slow cooker with a handful of aromatics and a flavorful liquid. Put your cooker on low and head off to work. When you get home from work, you’ll have a tender meat ready to shred and turn into an easy dinner.

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gravy (that Dad called “glue”), corn and warm yeast rolls that Mom had made that morning. We set the table extra special, folding napkins, putting the salt and pepper and a bowl of butter in front of Dad’s plate. Dad appeared out of the bathroom, hands and face washed, hair combed and a big grin on his face. No one enjoyed his birthday party any more than he did! Dad was born in Kansas in 1914 and he died in Colorado in 1983. I wrote this for my first cookbook “Cooking on the Wood Stove” in 2001.

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several years, until I was 12. We were doing our Sunday entertainment, which was looking at family picture albums and listening to the endless stories Dad would tell again and again, when my eyes fell upon the photograph of my Grandma Cogswell, my Mom’s mother. “I look like Grandma!” I shouted, scaring the half-asleep audience. Dad turned his head slowly in utter amazement. “Well of course you do!” I looked at him, “And I’m not adopted?” “Well of course not! Whoever told you, you were?” I never said a word or offered any explanation, but from then on I never worried about being adopted. I loved my Grandma even more. I never told Dad. He would have just laughed at me anyway! My first recollection of Dad and Valentine’s Day, was him getting out of the big pea green Dodge with a big red Valentine candy box under his arm and a big bouquet of flowers for Mom. And the one thing I will never forget, was the big grin on his face. Valentine’s Day was very special around our house because we were busy preparing for Dad’s birthday on the 15th

Have it your way: mix and match mac and cheese By ALISON LADMAN Associated Press

Do you love macaroni and cheese? Stupid question, right? OK, so let’s try this one: How could you love macaroni and of February. The whole day was taken up cheese even more? by making a birthday cake for him, which Now we’re talking. Because in later years was a chocolate angel food there are all sorts of simple ways cake, but I do believe Mom made a big to doctor an already awesome round two-layered chocolate cake with pan of basic mac and cheese to chocolate frosting for most of his birthtake our love of this dish to a We all still miss him. days before that. whole new level. But let’s start Of course, the cake was baked from with the basics — our classic Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg is a 44scratch with eggs from the hen house and take on macaroni and cheese. cream and milk from our cow. Mom made year resident of Alaska. Ann shares her Since everyone is pressed for wonderful frostings for her cakes. Divinity collections of recipes from family and time, we kept it simple with a frosting was her masterpiece. She enjoyed friends. She has gathered recipes for more stovetop version that will have that 50 years. Some are her own creation. you ready to eat in about 20 making it and the cake, using every pot Her love of recipes and food came from and PAN in the house. I know, I was the minutes. her Mother, a self taught wonderful cook. dishwasher! But we didn’t sacrifice flavor Grannie Annie can be reached at anninal- to get that speed. Four cups of The next day, Dad’s birthday supper, aska@gci.net. Mom usually had fried chicken, mashed cheese — a blend of cheddar “taters” (Dad’s word), wonderful milk and Gruyere — keep this dish rich and gooey. Want to push it even further? Add some grated Parmesan cheese and maybe even aged gouda. Now you’ve got yourself a four-cheese mac and cheese. You could enjoy it as is, but we’ll also walk you through three ways to up the ante. Want to keep it simple? How 1/2 each, onion and green soup about a crunchy-salty toppepper, chopped 1 can cream chicken soup ping of crushed potato chips? Two ways to make this: a cream base or tomato base 1 stalk celery sliced 1 4oz can diced green chilOr maybe you’re looking for 1 carrot sliced ies a little spice in your life. Our 5 potatoes diced large glass soup pot. Simmer, 2 chicken breasts-cooked1/2 cup of corn Midwestern take combines ja4 carrots cut in 1 inch piec- see note*, until vegetables are diced 1 can canned milk lapenos and smoked paprika es done. 2 cups water for kick. And no one would 3 medium onions, in *To make the cream base: Simmer 15 minutes in glass Simmer slowly-do not boil. think less of you for combinchunks Add: soup pot Serve with tortillas grilled, ing both those ideas — per1 can green beans-drained2 cans cream mushroom Add: with shredded cheese sprinhaps a Midwestern mac and op soup and 1 can water. 1 can cream mushroom kled on top and folded over. cheese topped with barbecue 1 lb fresh mushrooms, Simmer until vegetables chips. sliced or are done. Or if you’re trying to be 2 cans of sliced mush*To make tomatoes base virtuous, our green goddess rooms, drained soup: version adds asparagus and Another quick dessert, good in the winter time. 1 1/2 lb of smoked kielbasa Add: a whole mess of fresh herbs. or Italian sausage-cooked 1 can diced tomatoes any Peel and core 4 apples, Add the fruit. You can pretend all that cut in 1 inch pieces flavor you like slice. Simmer very slowly for greenery cancels out all the 1/2 head of cabbage. 1 can of water and simmer Open one large can pine- about one hour, so apples are cheese. 1 can chicken broth and 1 until vegetables are done apple chunks-undrained cooked and cranberries are can water. Enjoy with warm corn1 can Bing cherries, plump. Place all ingredients in a bread. undrained or one pkg frozen To add to this special desClassic macaroni 1 1/2 cups of fresh (or sert you MAY add 1/4 cup and cheese frozen) cranberries, or 1 cup white wine at the end of cookStart to finish: 30 minutes dried. ing time. Servings: 8 1 16oz dried apricots cut in This is especially good on In a 8 x8 buttered square Bake in oven 20-25 min3 tablespoons unsalted but1/2 a big square of white cake or pan: utes at 350% ter Place one can of frozen angel food cake Pour 2 can apple pie filling When someone asks : 1/4 cup all-purpose flour concentrate orange juice in a OR in a bowl all by its self“What’s for dessert?” Surprise 3 cups milk stainless or glass pan. Heat with maybe some vanilla ice and dot with butter Sprinkle with: them with this. 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard slowly cream on top! Juice of one lemon So good with vanilla ice 2 cups shredded extra-sharp Add: Note: If not thick enough 1 tsp cinnamon cream! Then try Cherry Pie cheddar cheese 2 tblsp cornstarch mixed Add more cornstarch stirred in 1 cup chopped walnuts filling! 2 cups shredded Gruyere or with 3 tbls water. Slowly stir water, simmer 5 minutes. 1/4 cup brown sugar comte cheese into warm orange juice. Kosher salt and ground black

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pepper 1 pound small pasta, such as shells or elbows, cooked according to package directions In a large saute pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour and cook for 2 minutes. Whisking continuously, pour in the milk. Cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture thickens and comes to a simmer, about 2 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the mustard and both cheeses, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring to melt. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the pasta. Serve immediately or follow one of the variations below. Nutrition information per serving: 550 calories; 240 calories from fat (44 percent of total calories); 26 g fat (16 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 80 mg cholesterol; 51 g carbohydrate; 2 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 26 g protein; 580 mg sodium.

Potato chip baked Spoon the macaroni and cheese into individual gratin dishes or a large casserole dish. Crush a bag of potato chips, then sprinkle them over the mac and cheese. Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes, or until golden and bubbly. For added punch, use flavored potato chips, such as salt and vinegar, ranch or barbecue.

Midwestern In a large skillet over medium-high heat, saute 1 diced yellow onion, 1 diced red bell pepper and 1 cup chopped ham in 1 tablespoon vegetable oil until the onion is translucent. Add 2 teaspoons smoked paprika and 2 tablespoons chopped jarred jalapenos. Stir into the macaroni and cheese, then serve.

Green goddess Cut 1 bunch of asparagus into 1-inch pieces. Cook in a skillet over medium-high in 1 tablespoon butter until just tender. Add to the macaroni and cheese along with 1/4 cup each chopped fresh chives, tarragon and basil, the zest of 1 lemon, and an additional tablespoon of Dijon mustard. Mix well, then serve.

Foodie first lady says ‘cheese dust is not food’ By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama says she dropped boxed macaroni and cheese from her family’s diet after her daughter couldn’t turn a block of cheese into cheese powder. In an interview in the March issue of Cooking Light magazine, Mrs. Obama says Sam Kass, the family’s former personal chef, had taken a stand against the boxed variety, which includes processed cheese powder among the ingredients. “He said there’s nothing wrong with mac and cheese, but it’s got to be

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peppercorns and bay leaves. Shred the meat using 2 forks, discarding any fat or bones. Use the meat in one of the following dinner ideas: — Quesadillas: Drain any extra liquid from the meat. Spread over large tortillas, sprinkle with shredded cheese, black olives, scallions and diced jalapenos. Top each with another tortilla. Toast on both sides in a dry skillet. Cut into wedges and serve with sour cream and salsa. — Sloppy Joes: Mix in 1 cup barbe-

real food,” she said, crediting him with helping to eliminate processed food from their diet. Kass gave her daughter Malia, who was about 8 years old at the time, a block of cheese and challenged her to turn the fresh cheese into powder. “She sat there for 30 minutes trying to pulverize a block of cheese into dust,” Mrs. Obama says. “She was really focused on it and it just didn’t work, so she had to give up. And from then on, we stopped eating macaroni and cheese out of a box because cheese dust is not food, as was the moral of the story.” As she marks the fifth anniversary

of her anti-childhood-obesity initiative, the first lady says it feels like there’s “a new norm” in how families think about food and what’s healthy. Because food is personal and people are obsessed with it, Mrs. Obama said she’s trying to deliver “a message of change” that doesn’t assign blame but provides information needed to make better choices. “And starting with kids has been an important first step because, as I’ve always said, parents will do for their kids what they won’t do for themselves.” She plans to spend time this year encouraging people to prepare and eat

more of their meals at home. “What we do know is that the food you cook is healthier, and it can be more affordable, but it takes some skills,” such as learning how to cut a chicken into its parts, Mrs. Obama said. The first lady said her initiative and her husband’s health care law will, in the long run, save the country money by improving people’s health. “You don’t have to be an Olympic athlete to be healthy, but you do need to walk your dog or take your kids to the park periodically and throw a football around,” she said. Her goal as an 80- or 90-year-old is

to still be mobile. “I want to be able to walk up a temple or a ruin on my own and see the world. And I can only do that if I’ve been investing in my health now,” the first lady said. “And just imagine, if we’ve got kids 20, 30, 40 years younger than we are doing that now, they’re going to be some of the strongest 80and 90-year-olds we’ve ever seen. And that’s our dream.” The magazine features Mrs. Obama on the cover, the first time in the publication’s 28-year history that food was not the cover subject. The issue is due on newsstands Friday.

cue sauce, 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar and 2 tablespoons brown sugar. Serve on bulky rolls. — Coconut curry: Stir in 1 can of coconut milk, 2 cups chopped cooked vegetables (such as broccoli and roasted red peppers) and 2 tablespoons red curry paste. Serve over rice. — Upside down cottage pie: Whisk together 1/2 cup half-and-half with 1 tablespoon cornstarch. Drain the liquid from the meat into a saucepan. Stir the half-and-half mixture into the meat liquid and cook over medium heat, stirring continuously, until it simmers and thickens. Stir in 1 1/2 cups thawed corn kernels and 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme. Stir together

with the shredded meat and serve over mashed potatoes. — Pesto pizza: Stir 1 cup purchased pesto into the shredded meat. Spread over 2 prepared pizza crusts. Sprinkle each with grated Parmesan cheese, then top with slices of fresh mozzarella and sliced roasted red peppers. Bake at 450 F until golden and melted, about 20 minutes. — Marmalade nachos: Drain the meat and stir in 1/2 cup orange marmalade, 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes and 1 tablespoon cider vinegar. Spread over tortilla chips. Top with sliced scallions, sliced Peppadew peppers or pickled jalapeno peppers, and shredded cheese. Heat in a 350 F oven

just until the cheese is melted. — Picatta pasta: Add the meat to a pound of pasta, cooked according to package instructions. Stir in 1/4 cup capers and the zest and juice of 1 lemon. Serve topped with grated Parmesan cheese. — Greek pitas: Drain the meat and mix with the zest of 1 lemon, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano and 2 minced cloves of garlic. Combine 1 peeled, diced and seeded cucumber with 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt and 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese. Serve in pita pockets with chopped fresh tomato. — Sesame noodles: Cook an 8-ounce package of udon or soba noo-

dles according to package directions. Whisk together 2 tablespoons honey, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil and a splash of hot sauce. Toss with the meat, 1 thinly sliced red bell pepper, 1 thinly sliced bunch scallions and the noodles. Top with 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds. — Lemon-ginger barley soup: Add 1 quart low-sodium chicken broth, 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger, the zest and juice of 1 lemon, and 3/4 cup quick-cooking barley to a large saucepan. Cook for 10 minutes, then add the meat and its cooking liquid. Season with salt and pepper.

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Wife is wavering over offer to repair broken marriage DEAR ABBY: I have been married for 25 years. My husband, “Frank,” and I have four children. Over the years our relationship became rocky — almost toxic. Frank is an alcoholic, verbally abusive and a manipulator. (I admit I’m no angel, either.) Eight months ago, I had an affair with a former boyfriend I dated before I was married, and we got caught. Frank planted a tape recorder in my car, hacked my phone and read my texts on his phone. He threw me out of the house, my belongings placed in black garbage bags. My boyfriend has divorced his wife, moved here and has made a life and a future for us. He has sacrificed a lot for me, and I feel bad that I’m thinking about going back to Frank. I miss my home and family. Frank begs me to return every day. He claims he has stopped drinking and changed his ways. He wants us to go to counseling and promises to be a better husband if I give him another chance. I’m scared, but a little piece of me wants to see if it’s true. I have heard stories about how men can’t change, that it will be worse if I go home and I’ll be in a sort of jail and have no freedom. Please help me. — IN PAIN IN ILLINOIS

DEAR IN PAIN: If “a little piece” of you wants to reunite with your husband, then level with your lover. Your marriage may or may not be able to be repaired. However, if you’re willing to try, understand it will take hard work on the part of both you and Frank, AND the help of a marriage counselor — IF Abigail Van Buren Frank can maintain his sobriety. You say you are worried you will lose your freedom if you go back. It is important you recognize that trust takes a long time to be rebuilt, that the attempt at reconciliation is a gamble, and whether your marriage can survive the mess the two of you have made of it isn’t assured.

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HHH You might want to throw an offer right back in the other person’s face. Your fuse is short, and you know when you’ve had enough. Before you take action, make sure that it really will serve you. An authority figure could push you hard. Tonight: Say “yes” to an older friend. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHHYou could see a situation differently from how others see it. Tap into your intuition, and you’ll see an opportunity emerge. You’ll be fortunate to have the help of a partner when you hit an obstacle. Let this person know how much he or she is appreciated. Tonight: Hang out. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHH Anchor in, and know what you want or expect from a domestic matter. You could be quite tired and drained from recent events. A change in your schedule will be most beneficial in allowing you more flexibility. Tonight: Opt for some quiet time at home. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH Express what is on your mind. Your ingenuity will emerge when dealing with a child or loved one. You seem to revitalize yourself through this interaction. Tune in to your sixth sense and discover its power. A partner could be touchy. Tonight: Accept an offer. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH You might want to restrain yourself from going overboard. You could be processing a personal matter that is near and dear to you. An emotional connection between you and a supportive friend will grab your attention. Use your energy well. Tonight: All smiles. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

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“thank you” when we’re done. Other than his manners, he’s great and I’m happy we’re together. Am I being petty and overly sensitive? My first husband never thanked me either or appreciated me, so I guess it’s a sore spot. How should I approach this without jeopardizing everything else? — HESITANT TO SPEAK UP DEAR HESITANT: Sex is not supposed to be “payment” because someone picks up a dinner check. If that’s what is happening with you and your boyfriend, it is being approached with the wrong attitude. A person is not expected to thank a partner for having sex, unless the sex was unusually spectacular. Because you feel otherwise, tell your boyfriend what your needs are — and if he agrees to thank you, return the compliment by thanking HIM.

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Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015: This year you will be more aware of your professional status and community role than in past years. You also will be willing to spend more money on your personal image. Others are drawn to you, sometimes for superficial reasons, which has more to do with them than with you. If you are single, a romantic tie is likely to enter your path this year. Don’t worry — you’ll know when you have met this person; there will be no question in your mind. If you are attached, remember that a relationship is a two-way street. You could opt to make a major purchase together, or make a change in your lifestyle. This period will be exciting. SCORPIO can be far too pushy for your taste. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH You’ll have an opportunity to tap into your creativity. A problem surrounding communication and a day-to-day matter could emerge and cause pressure to build. Focus your energy on a partnership, and that will ease your anxiety. Tonight: Chat over dinner. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH Defer to a partner or friend. You might not think that this person understands what you want, but you do know that he or she will find the best path to reaching a goal. You could be pushing others more than you realize. Go for a walk, if need be. Tonight: Just don’t be alone. GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

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HHHHYou might feel as if you’re unstoppable, on a certain level. Others will be observing your responses to different situations. Examine what is happening with a key project. You might think you know, but verify just to be sure. Tonight: Use your imagination well! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHH Maintain a low profile, and be more of an observer and listener in various situations. You might be somewhat combative or difficult toward someone with whom you work closely. Understand how much frustration you seem to be swallowing. Tonight: At home. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH Maintain your focus, and you will succeed in accomplishing exactly what you want. You could feel as if someone is stepping on your turf. There are many ways to handle this issue, so consider what you want from this bond before taking action. Tonight: Zero in on what you want. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH Many people feel that you are driven, and in many ways you are. Be careful with spending, as you could be eying an expensive purchase for a loved one. You might decide to go ahead with it anyway, but take note of how this will affect your budget. Tonight: In the moment. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHHYou are emotional in general, but you also have a strong intuitive side that encourages your creativity. This combination will emerge today, and it will allow you to move through a situation with ease. Tonight: Think “vacation plans.”

May the Force Not Be With Them Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about drivers in traffic: “What bothers me is drivers who know a lane is ending or blocked and need to get over, yet they zoom past and wait till the very last minute to force their way in.” — A Frustrated Driver in Texas You have voiced a Sound Off that is probably one of the top seven complaints printed in my column. It seems that those drivers think they are the only ones who want to get out of the traffic jam. — Heloise FAST FACTS Dear Readers: Other uses for laundry baskets: * Store large toys in one. * Place a blanket in one and use as a pet bed. * Use as a hamper in a child’s room. * Flip over for a mini table. * Use in the closet to corral shoes. — Heloise BOREDOM BUSTER Dear Readers: I try to carry a small book in my tote bag when heading out for an appointment. You never know how long the wait will be at the doctor’s office, car-repair shop, etc. I can read a few pages or a chapter to pass the time. — Heloise GREEN HINT Dear Heloise: We purchased small trash cans for our bathrooms, the ones with a pedal to lift the lid. Plastic produce bags fit perfectly inside them. — Anne N. in Alabama

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Agayun Dancers from AK Christian College perform at Governor’s Ball.

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Governor Bill Walker & First Lady Donna arrive at Peninsula Inaugural Ball.

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The old Carr’s Mall was transformed to a starlit, gossamer fairyland of elegance to honor Alaska’s new chief executives. Governor Bill Walker and First Lady Donna were the first to enter inaugural arches created by the decorating committee headed up by Erin Micciche. Lt. Governor Byron Mallott followed with his wife Toni and greeted the crowd of some 450 well-wishers clad in formal attire to celebrate Alaska’s new Governor and Lt. Governor. “The crowd was a wide variety of people that you don’t regularly see together and it was refreshing to see folks from all sides come together to celebrate the inauguration of the new Governor and Lt. Governor,” said Sara Pozonsky, co-chair of the Peninsula Inaugural Ball Committee along with Debby Brown. According to Pozonsky all

Gov. Bill Walker & Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott celebrate unity at inaugural ball.

the costs for the event were raised from private sources and no public funds were expended for the event. “In addition to the funds raised to cover the costs for the ball from private sponsors and ticket sales the committee raised an additional $5,000 on behalf of the Governor’s wife Donna Walker our new First Lady for her favorite charity, which she selected as the LeeShore Center which provides services for abused women and children here on the Peninsula,” she said. The inaugural celebration began with posting of the colors by the Kenai American Legion and VFW Post # 10046, followed by a chilling rendition of the National Anthem sung by Brittney Gilman and followed by the Alaskan Flag Song by KCHS students. The Agayun dancers from Alaska Christian College performed

traditional dances. Clare Swan and members of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe presented the Governor and Lt. Governor with chief necklaces which they wore throughout the evening. Kenai Borough Mayor Mike Navarre then introduced his long-time friend and former legislative colleague Lt. Governor Byron Mallott. Following Mallott’s remarks State Senator Peter Micciche who came home from Juneau, introduced the Governor recounting the heroic wartime efforts of Bill Walker’s father during WWII and paying tribute to all veterans for their service, then underscored the

Sen. Peter Micciche, Erin & Stella Rose welcome Gov. Bill Walker to the Peninsula Inaugural Ball.

theme of reconciliation and cooperation with the new administration that will be needed to take Alaska forward in the coming years. The Governor appearing genuinely moved and appreciative of the Senator’s words returned in his brief remarks to his campaign theme of unity and cooperation to always do what is in the best interest of all Alaskans. He recalled a time when he was mayor of Valdez and the city had been designated as the terminus for the Alaska oil pipeline. He said former borough mayor Don Gilman called him and asked what he could do to help now that the selection had been

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made. Now there is another pipeline in the works and I’m in Kenai to offer my help said the Governor. The inaugural dinner catered by Kenai Catering featured prime roast beef and the salmon and crab were donated by the Alaska Salmon Alliance. Following

dinner Jim McHale offered an official toast to the success of the new administration and after the First Couples dance hundreds crowed to the dance floor to dance the night away to the music of Bunny Swan & the Mabrey Brothers with Christina Morton.


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Dawn & Brian show last year’s winning catch by six year old Damon Braden

Win great prizes in this year’s Soldotna Hardware & Fishing Ice Fishing Derby, but you must register first to win.

Dawn & Brian invite you to get your name on the standings board in this year’s Ice Fishing Derby.

The 18th Annual Soldotna Trustworthy Hardware & Fishing Ice Fishing Derby is off to what just might be its biggest start ever. Not just in participants but in big fish already being weighed in. What has become a challenging destination event for hearty Alaskan ice anglers is also a family motivational opportunity for making lifetime memories. Last year’s derby winner was hauled in by six-year-old Damon Braden, grandson of longtime Alaskan Roland Braden and was a 5.68 lb. Burbot. They don’t make taxidermy molds for burbots that large according to Brian Miller of Trustworthy Hardware, “So Greg Landis of Soldotna hand carved the mount

cies, then we have the kids division, which is one of the most fun parts of the derby for us to see these families getting out on these beautiful winter days and having fun. Then we have the minnow division which are children up to six years old and then ages 7-12 years old. We also have a women’s division with the top three winners. And it’s a free derby all you have to do is come in before you go fishing and sign up and get a ticket stub with your name and address and a phone

and it’s a thing of beauty. Folks should stop in the store just to see it,” said Miller. Dawn Nushart of Soldotna Hardware has coordinated the weigh-in and registration station at the store since the derby began and says she has never had such a large fish weigh in this early, “We are blown away! We already have a 7.21 lb. Dolly Varden weighed in and a healthy 3.46 lb. Rainbow as well as a 3.3 lb. Lake Trout so the fish are coming in big this year, but that Dolly Varden is going to be tough to beat,” said Nushart. The Derby however, has many categories and tons of prizes, “We have the adult division men or women that includes the largest of each spe-

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number where I can reach you if I have any questions. Then we have grab bags for the kids under 12 whenever they bring in a fish and the standings are posted on Facebook. The ice has thickened up now but we still encourage people to drill as you go to sure especially before driving out on the ice,” she said. Thousands of dollars of prizes will be awarded at the end of the derby which goes through the end of February. Kenai River Sportfishing As-

soc. is again partnering with Soldotna Trustworthy Hardware & Fishing in making the ice fishing derby a fun family experience. Not only can you register for the free derby at the store, but you’ll also find the lowest prices in Alaska on all your ice fishing gear from augers to tents and tips ups,

plus friendly expert advice on how to use the gear and where to go to be successful. Soldotna Trustworthy Hardware & Fishing is a local family owned store. For more information check out their website at soldotnahardware.com like them on Facebook or call 2624655.

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New Steak House opens in Sterling “Here’s the Meat!”

Steve Drolet invites you to his new Porterhouse Grill in Sterling.

Breakfast and your favorite latte all for you at Steve Drolet’s Porterhouse Grill.

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Chef Steve Drolet shows why his new steakhouse is called “The Porterhouse Grill.

The Central Peninsula has a new steak house! It’s Chef Steve Drolet’s Porterhouse Grill and his goal is to serve the highest quality custom cut steaks in Alaska cooked to perfection. Located on the Sterling Highway formerly known as the Napetown restaurant in Sterling, the Porterhouse Grill offers the perfect choice of decors from traditional American coffee shop atmosphere to a fine dining room suitable for any diner date occasion. “We’re specializing in having the best custom cut steaks in town, like you’d get off your grill at home. We’ve got huge porterhouse cuts, T-bones, rib eyes and filet mignon’s cut to meet the biggest or most petite of appetites. And if surf is your preference we have the best and freshest from the sea including king crab, lobster, shrimp, halibut and salmon. Basically I’m trained and specialize in comfort, soul sat-

isfying American style food with the best steaks around being my signature. I go out and search for them then have them cut to my specifications anywhere from a 42 oz. to a 20 oz. cut for those not so hungry different sizes for different appetites we even have a 10 oz. for folks wanting just a small steak,” said Drolet. Chef Drolet says he’s new to the north having been born in Santa Barbara, CA moved to Florida and ended cooking in Hawaii then moved to Cancun, Mexico and returned to Las Vegas to open up a few restaurants then realized that he wanted to retire where he could enjoy fishing and the great outdoors, “I’m loving it and saw the need for a really nice restaurant that would be something everyone could enjoy from the working man or woman for a hardy lunch, husband and wife out for a date or the whole family where every-

one will find something that is their favorite on the menu,” he said. This Saturday night, Valentine’s Day the Porterhouse Grill will offer lovers specials for people who want to try out something new that’s guaranteed to please, “We’ve already established quite a following, but we’d love to meet some new people and have them try us out. We will be taking reservations for Valentine’s evening with servings from 6:00 to 9:00pm. We had a fantastic New Year’s Eve turn out and for Valentines were offering filet mignon with lobster or king crab and other specials including a rack of lamb or Cornish hen that will knock your Valentine’s socks off. We

can offer you a cozy corner or tell us how many and we’ll set up for your party,” said Drolet. The Porterhouse Grill is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring an expresso coffee bar and a daily menu that features nothing but purely homemade style from scratch recipes. “This is the land of the hearty homesteader and we promise meals that will match their legendary appetites and lure their grandchildren to come home to Alaska.” For reservations call 907-9538210. The Porterhouse Grill is open from 9:00am – 9:00pm Monday-Saturday and Sunday 9:00am – 7:00pm.

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Cabin Fever Gift shop offers locally made crafts in Sterling

Find beautiful handcrafted items at the Cabin Fever Gift Shop.

From health products to handmade baby clothes all at the Cabin Fever Gift Shop.

There’s another new business in Sterling where the Napetown restaurant once was, it’s the new Cabin Fever Gift Shop inside the new Porterhouse Grill. The inspiration of long time Alaskan Aspen Aponi the Cabin Fever Gift Shop offers handmade items by local artisans, “I opened the shop to give other people a chance to show their talents,” says Aspen who moved to the Peninsula after having lived in small villages on Alaska’s Aleutian chain, “I like it here because there is a lot to do, you get bored down there on the Aleutian chain. I get rest-

less in the winter and it’s called cabin fever for sure and for a very good reason thus the name Cabin Fever Gift Shop so that no one will get bored,” she said. Aponi is a self-taught artisan herself and specializes in cold ceramics and refurbishing items. In the Cabin Fever Gift Shop you’ll find a wide variety of Native art and beading, a Native Alaskan Parka with a full fur inner liner, wood carvings, Stained Glass & Rope Art, wall paintings & unique wood artistry, handmade baby clothes & assorted wear, handmade spiders, scorpions & dragon flies,

Alaska egg shell carvings, DoTerra essential oils, Paparazzi jewelry, “And we also have a donation table where all the items sold will be donated to the little girl who lost both legs in an auto accident Christmas day & other local charities like breast cancer awareness, domestic violence shelters, Autism foundation & the No Kill animal shelter,” said Aponi. Consignments are very welcome at the Cabin Fever Gift Shop just call Aspen at 907-422-7003 or stop in for a visit any time Tuesday – Saturday 12:00 – 4:00pm and Sunday You’ll find the Cabin Fever Gift Shop inside the Porterhouse Grill formerly Napetown on the Sterling Hwy. 12:00-3:00pm.

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130 S. Willow St. #8 Kenai............................. 283-5116

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35081 Kenai Spur Hwy. Soldotna .......................262-5916

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Apartments, Unfurnished STERLING SENIOR HOUSING ADA Handicap equipped. Includes heat, carport. Non-smoking. 1& 2-bedrooms. (907)262-6808

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ALL TYPES OF RENTALS Property Management and Oversight Division 170 N. Birch Suite 101, Soldotna (907)262-2522 Mary.Parske@century21.com www.Century21FreedomRealty.com

Homes FIVE STAR REALTY Property Management Experts with more than 25 year experience. Available in the Office Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00 RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES AVAILABLE FOR RENT: ALASKA 1st REALTY 44045 Kalifornsky Beach Rd., Soldotna www.Alaska1stRealty.com, e-mail; Alaska1stRealtyInc@gmail.com, phone: (907)260-7653

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908 Highland Ave. Kenai............................. 283-0454

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Apartments, Unfurnished 329 SOHI LANE 2-bedroom, carport, storage, heat, cable, tax included, $900. (907)262-5760 (907)398-0497 REDOUBT VIEW Soldotnaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best value! Quiet, freshly painted, close to schools. 1-Bedroom from $625. 2-Bedroom from $725. 3-Bedroom, 2-bath, from $825. No pets. (907)262-4359.

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SOLDOTNA 1-Bedroom, 1-bath, apartment, washer/dryer No smoking/ pets. $750. (907)252-7355.

Apartments, Furnished KENAI 1-Bedroom, furnished, $700., plus electric. No animals/ smoking. (907)398-1300.

150 Trading Bay Road, Suite 2 Kenai............................. 283-4977

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Kenai ................................335-0559 Cell....................................350-0559

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Kenai ................................335-0559 Cell....................................350-0559

150 Trading Bay Road, Suite 2 Kenai............................. 283-4977

Located in the Willow Street Mall

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SOLDOTNA Mackey Lake area Quiet Location New Construction 3-Bedroom, 2-Bath Heated Garage Washer/Dryer Secure storage Radiant Heat Nonsmoking/Pets $1,450. (907)260-3470

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Homes BEAUTIFUL 1-Bedroom home, large kitchen/ bath on 5 acres. Walk to beach, Happy Valley area. $750. month plus deposit. (907)399-2992 HOUSE 3-bedroom, 1 bath, Newly remodeled washer/dryer $1,200 plus tax & utilities. Woodland 394-1825.

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February 11, 2015 edition of the Peninsula Clarion

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February 11, 2015 edition of the Peninsula Clarion