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Soldotna Chamber to receive new leader By IAN FOLEY Peninsula Clarion

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Three more teams have withdrawn from the grueling Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Cody Strathe of Ester and Joar Liefseth Ulsom, who trains in Willow, scratched Saturday at Eagle. Ulsom reached Eagle in fourth place with eight dogs. He says two dogs were nursing minor injuries. He made another 20 miles down the trail but decided was it would not be responsible to push on to Circle. Strathe reached Eagle in seventh place. He left with 10 dogs but only one leader that was willing to run up front. He says his dogs were physically strong but mentally tired and he returned to Eagle. Magnus Feren Kaltenborn, who was running last, scratched in Dawson City. Ten teams have scratched and 16 remain.

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Top: Al Janonis stands next to three birch bowls he carved on an electric lathe during the “3 Guys, No Wood” workshop on Saturday. Middle: Lee Halstead (right) examines the thin, translucent bowl of a birch goblet carved by Sterling Rasmussen (left) at a Kenai Peninsula Woodturner’s meeting at the “3 Guys, No Wood” workshop on Saturday. Bottom: Rasumussen teaches Halstead how to turn a birch goblet on an electric lathe at a Kenai Peninsula Woodturner’s meeting at the “3 Guys, No Wood” workshop on Saturday.

Considering steps to protect kids Lawmakers mull sexual abuse prevention training By STEPHANIE SHOR Morris News Service-Alaska/ Juneau Empire

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Sexual assault prevention took the spotlight at the Capitol last week as legislators heard testimony from child sexual abuse survivors. If passed this session, HB23, better known as Erin’s Law, would introduce students from kindergarten through high school to a curriculum of sexu-

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ence. But the education Holthouse received as a child growing up in Anchorage didn’t prepare him for what happened when he was seven years old. Holthouse didn’t know how to explain what happened when a neighbor’s son raped him in 1978. Holthouse’s parents taught him about words like “safe touch” and “unsafe touch,” “safe secrets” and “unsafe secrets,” when he was 10. By

then, it was three years too late. The assailant was an older boy, a high school basketball star, and was idolized by Holthouse until the assault. It wasn’t until 2004, when Holthouse was a grown man, that he shared his confession in an article for a weekly newspaper. He had considered seeking revenge on his assailant. He even considered murder. Just when he was at his lowSee ABUSE, page A-6

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Legislature to work through Monday holiday By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press

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al abuse prevention training. Investigative journalist and filmmaker David Holthouse spoke at the Capitol on Thursday and Friday to share his own story of sexual abuse. “I remember learning what to do in an earthquake and things started falling from the ceiling — you get under your desk. I remember learning what to do if I caught on fire — stop drop and roll,” Holthouse said during a Friday press confer-

After nearly a dozen years of running the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce, executive director Michelle Glaves is moving on. Tami Murray, the current Visitor Center and Events Coordinator will take over for Glaves later this month. While Glaves is calling it quits at the chamber, she isn’t planning on retiring from work altogether. Instead, she plans on pursuing her other passion – real estate. “I’ve been interested in real estate for a long time,” Glaves said. Glaves said that being in charge of the Soldotna Chamber has been a rewarding experience. Because the Soldotna Chamber and Visitor Center works closely with businesses, tourism industries and the community, all the chamber employees need to be versatile, Glaves said. “It’s such a diverse job,” Glaves said. “We’re here for the businesses and the community as well. We have to wear a lot of hats.” Glaves said the hardest part of moving on is no longer being able to work with so many community members on a dayto-day basis. “We get to touch so many aspects of the community at large,” Glaves said. While leaving will be emotionally difficult, Glaves said she’s leaving the chamber in good hands with Murray. “She’s a great asset to have,” Glaves said. Murray, who has worked for the visitor center for over four years, was chosen over more than 30 candidates in a nationwide search. She said she believes her experience working with people from the community will make her successful in her new position. “I’m pretty confident,” Murray said. “We have a great staff.” Johna Beech, who before becoming president of the Kenai Chamber of Commerce worked under Glaves, said she learned a lot from her Soldotna counterpart.

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Alaska Legislature isn’t pausing for the holiday Monday. The docket in Juneau includes House subcommittee meetings devoted to two pieces of Gov. Bill Walker’s budget that have garnered attention — Medicaid expansion and a proposal to eliminate community jail contracts. Meanwhile, about 1,000

miles away, in Kotzebue, a contingent of House and Senate lawmakers is expected to meet with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. Here are three things to watch this week: —MEETING JEWELL: A group of lawmakers is scheduled to be in Kotzebue for an Alaska Federation of Natives leadership gathering and meeting with Jewell. Those going hope to impress upon Jewell the impact that federal deci-

sions have on Alaskans. Besides attending the leadership meeting, Jewell plans to tour Kivalina to discuss the effects of climate change on the coastal communities, the Interior Department said in a release. Lawmakers sought out the meeting with Jewell after President Barack Obama said he would ask Congress to designate most of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, including its potentially oil-rich coastal C




plain, as wilderness, putting it off limits to development. House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, said legislators would be kidding themselves if they thought the meeting would result in an immediate aboutface by the Obama administration on the issue. But Chenault said it’s important to further the communication with the administration and to show “we’re concerned about the future of our state and the future of our people and

their ability to continue to live and thrive here.” Federal lands comprise about two-thirds of the state. Alaska relies heavily on oil revenues to pay for state government and wants to see more oil being produced in the state. Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, said he and others going planned to be cordial but blunt and direct. Obama’s proposal was met by resolutions in the Legislature See PAUSE, page A-6





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Professor wants fermentation program By SARAH HALASZ GRAHAM, The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan

CARBONDALE, Ill.— Giovanni Ravenna and Nick Galindo kept watch as the temperature crept toward 150 degrees. It was an otherwise normal day in chemistry professor Dr. Matt McCarroll’s lab. SIU students gathered in small teams around hot plates to watch chemical reactions in beakers. But far from synthesizing polymers or conjuring chemiluminescence, McCarroll’s students had a tastier end product on the brain — beer. “The beer and brewing kind of causes them to accidentally learn chemistry,” McCarroll

said. It’s all part of SIU’s new Fermentation Science Institute, a group that supports education and research related to fermentation industries, such as craft brewing, distilling, cheesemaking and pharmaceuticals. And now, McCarroll is making a push to start a fermentation degree program. It’s a curriculum he thinks will position students for jobs in up-and-coming industries like craft brewing. “The fermentation-related industry is a perfect partnership between science, technology and agriculture,” he said. “As we’re seeing with the breweries popping up, this represents

a new growth area for local and regional development. The university has the potential to really help.” According to the Brewers Association, a trade group that promotes independent breweries, the craft industry grew by 20 percent, to $14.3 billion in retail dollar value, from 2012 to 2013. And production has nearly doubled since 2007, with 15.6 million barrels brewed in 2013 alone. McCarroll said brewers of all sizes are looking for young professionals skilled in the art of fermentation, and SIU would become one of only a handful of colleges throughout the U.S. to offer a fermentation degree

program. “There’s a huge amount of students that would like to go into fermentation-related industries,” he said. “Getting jobs at some of the more desirable employers can be competitive, so having the degree can give them an advantage and give them the tools to succeed once they get the jobs.” McCarroll said he’s already developing research partnerships with Budweiser and St. Louis-based Schlafly’s. McCarroll has taught “The Chemistry of Beer and Brewing” since 2011. The Fermentation Science Institute was launched in August.

Contests enhance winter sport ice fishing ated with the Great Lakes region but is popular across the higher latitudes. The American MAYFIELD, N.Y. — Stand- Sportfishing Association says ing on an icy lake. Watching a there were 1.9 million ice an10-inch hole all day. Waiting for a fish to bite. It’s a popular pastime in colder climates like the Adirondacks — especially when there’s cash on the line. More than 1,700 competitors spread out across the icy expanse of Great Sacandaga Lake recently for the seventh annual Walleye Challenge. Contests like this that offer cash for big catches are common around the country — a frosty bit of Americana that combines fish, fun and money. Participants on the southern Adirondack lake bored holes at dawn and stayed until dark. They kept an eye on their fishing holes from inside windblown tents and cozy trailers or simply stood out on the snowy moonscape amid single-digit temperatures colder than their cans of beer. “This is where it’s at,” said Tim Delaney, out with his wife, Tina, and their sons. “You’ve got to live the winter and be outside and enjoy it to the fullest or it’s going to be a looong winter.” Ice fishing is often associBy MICHAEL HILL Associated Press





glers in 2011, a 12 percent increase from five years earlier. Contests are a way to bring ice fishing lovers together. One of the most famous contests, the

Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza on Gull Lake in Minnesota, attracted more than 11,000 people last month, according to organizers.









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A big study for Puget Sound’s little fish By TRISTAN BAURICK The Kitsap Sun

BREMERTON, Wash. — Puget Sound’s little fish — the kind that school together near the shore — don’t have the celebrity status of salmon or orcas. But as the populations of herring, smelt and other forage fish dwindle, so too may the sound’s more iconic species. A bill by state Sen. Christine Rolfes, D-Bainbridge Island, aims to improve what state regulators readily admit is a poor understanding of the small fish that serve as prey for the sound’s larger predators. “Forage fish populations are plummeting, and the general belief is that this may be why some marine bird populations are plummeting, and why the salmon are smaller and the orca whales are hungry,” Rolfes said. Senate Bill 5166 would initiate the most comprehensive study of forage fish ever undertaken in Puget Sound. It would also require a recreational fishing license for smelt, a species typically caught with dip nets near the shore. The bill would require the state Department of Fish & Wildlife and state Department of Natural Resources to collaborate on an ambitious survey to determine where surf smelt and sand lance spawn. The survey would be assisted by volunteers and crews of military veterans employed by the Washington Conservation Corps. Fish and Wildlife also would be required to conduct a trawl survey in open water to gauge the survival rate of adult forage fish. The bill budgets about $2 million for two years of survey work. Requiring a fishing license for smelt would help Fish & Wildlife track where and how much smelt is being caught. “This is a low-cost way of getting information about the smelt population,” Rolfes said. A license hasn’t been required because smelt was considered plentiful and not especially popular with fishers. The bill is backed by Fish & Wildlife, DNR and several environmental and sport fishing groups. “This bill fills a very discrete need,” said Fish & Wildlife research biologist Dayv Lowry. He added that the state has “no method for tracking” forage fish populations. “This fills some very important holes in our fish management,” he said. A few localized surveys indicate that forage fish populations have declined precipitously. A survey near Bellingham showed herring stock had fallen from 15,000 tons in 1973 to about 1,000 tons in 2012. State scientists say herring stocks are also declining in average size and age. The causes are not yet known, but researchers say a broad range of factors may be to blame, including chemical contamination, oil spills, parasites, disease, lack of food and increasing shoreline development.





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Around the Peninsula Way Out Women ready to ride The 11th annual Way Out Women Snowmachine Ride cancer fundraiser is Feb. 28, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Women from all over are invited to join this fun ride. Men can volunteer to be trail and event support “Cabana Boys.” The proceeds go to support men, women and children with all types of cancer, who live on the Kenai Peninsula. All funds raised go directly to assist cancer patients. There are no administrative costs. Individuals and teams are encouraged to dress in costume. There will be prizes for Best Individual and Best Team costumes, best Wild and Wooly Bra, an award for most funds raised, silent and outcry auctions, raffles, a parade of costumes, and more fun for participants and spectators alike! The $100 entry fee includes a meet and greet dinner, continental breakfast, goodie bag, limited edition T-shirt, post-ride lunch, entry for door prizes, costume contest, silent auction, and a chance to help your friends and neighbors. Registration is open until 11 a.m., Feb 28. Pledge money must be turned in before the race. This is traditionally a 50-mile snowmachine ride, but last year some four-wheelers were able to race. There will be an event, snow or no! Check our facebook page for updates. The fun starts at the meet and greet dinner, with chili courtesy of River and Sea Marine, Friday 5-9 p.m. The ride starts with a 9 a.m. breakfast at Freddie’s Roadhouse, mile 16 Oilwell Road, Ninilchik. Lodging is available at Freddie’s, the Que’ana Bar, and other area locations. To register, donate, or for more information, contact Kathy Lopeman 283-7602, 398-4853. Email:


Orientations to give interested individuals a brief overview of the state’s foster care and adoption programs and process. For more info, call Tonja Whitney or Michelle Partridge at 907283-3136.

Car seat check up events scheduled Traffic crashes are a leading cause of death and injury to children ages 0-15. Is your child in the right seats? Stop in at one of our events and have a child passenger safety technician check your child’s seat. — Feb. 24, 1-3 p.m. at Nikiski Fire Station No. 1 — March 7, noon-2 p.m. at Central Emergency Services/ Soldotna Fire Station No. 1 — March 25, 1-3 p.m. at Nikiski Fire Station No. 1

Builders to host 13th annual Builders Jeopardy The Kenai Peninsula Builders Association will be hosting their 13th Annual Builders Jeopardy, presented by Wisdom and Associates. The event will be held on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at Paradisos Restaurant. All members and guests are welcome to attend. Seating is limited. Please call the KPBA at 283-8071 to RSVP, or for more information.

Nikiski Rec Center plans activities

— Adult Coed Volleyball League Team Registration begins Feb. 23-March 6, must be 18 years old. Season runs March 16-April 27. — Arts & Crafts for Home School 1st-6th grade and Tots. Call for times. — Spring Clean Community Garage Sale is March 14, 8 Sterling Community Center plans activities a.m.-2 p.m. — Bicycle Spin classes, Open Gym times, Teen Center and — The Sterling Community Center will be holding its AnFull Swing Golf, all offered at the Nikiski Community Recrenual Board Meeting on March 2 at 5:45 p.m. This meeting is ation Center. open to the public. Please call 776-8800 for more information. The board will be increasing the seats of the board to 9 members and 4 alternates. Requirements to run are that you live in Sterling, or have property in Sterling and are a member Sterling/Soldotna Headstart of the Sterling Community Center. The deadline to turn in your plans fundraiser dinner intent to run is Feb. 27 by 6:00 p.m. If you are interested stop The 13th annual fundraiser with the Sterling Headstart/Solby the Sterling Community Center and pick one up or give us a call and we can email a form to you, or just call if you have dotna Headstart and the Sterling Community Center is Feb. 21. Tickets are on sale at the Sterling Community Center office or any questions. — There will be a community Garage Sale at the Sterling Sterling Headstart. Tickets are $30 per person, with silent and live auction items Community Center on March 7 from 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Booths can be reserved by making payment prior to the garage available. Dinner will be prepared by Michael Evan. Entertainsale of $10 for a 12x12 booth. Tables can be rented for the ga- ment will also be offered. For more information call the Sterrage sale for $10 per table. Folks renting a booth need to park ling Community Center at 262-7224. in the back of the building. For more information please call the Sterling Community Center at 262-7224. STEMventure Camps planned for spring break — Pickleball now has three different days scheduled: MonThe Challenger Center of Alaska in Kenai will host STEMday afternoon from 1:00-3:00 p.m., Wednesday from 1:00-3:00 venture Camps during spring break, March 9-13. Camps will p.m. and Thursday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. include: Grades K-3 — Rocketry, Robotics, Simple Machines, Ice Cream Engineering, StarLab, and more; Grades 4-6 — CliFoster care, adoption information available mate Change, Careers in Science, Thermal Engineering, ForcA meeting to learn more about foster care and adoption on es and Motion, Team Building, and more. Registration is now the Kenai Peninsula will be held Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at open. Interested in an all-inclusive overnight option? Please contact the Challenger Center for additional details. Connec145 Main St. Loop in Kenai. The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Of- tions and I.D.E.A approved vendors. Contact: summer.lazenfice of Children’s Services, offers monthly Resource Family or 907-283-2000.

Community Calendar Today 8 a.m. • Alcoholics Anonymous As Bill Sees It Group, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway Unit 71 (Old Carrs Mall). Call 398-9440. 10 a.m. • Narcotics Anonymous PJ Meeting, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Unit 71, Kenai Noon • Alcoholics Anonymous recovery group, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Suite 71 in the old Carrs Mall in Kenai. Call 262-1917. 5 p.m. • TOPS group 182 meets at the Sterling Senior Center. Call Pam at 741-1477.

5:30 p.m. • Overeater’s Anonymous meets at the URS Club in the old Kenai Mall. Do you have a problem with food? Members come in all sizes. 6 p.m. • Kenai Bridge Club plays duplicate bridge at the Kenai Senior Center. Call 252-9330 or 2837609. 7 p.m. • Women’s Barbershop sings at the Soldotna Church of God on the corner of Redoubt and Binkley. For more information, call 335-6789 or 262-4504. • Narcotics Anonymous Support Group “Dopeless Hope





Fiends,” 11312 Kenai Spur High- contact phone number to news@ way, Unit 71, Kenai. • Alcoholics Anonymous “Into Action” group, VFW basement Birch Street, Soldotna, 907-2620995. 8 p.m. • Al-Anon Support Group at Central Peninsula Hospital in the Augustine Room, Soldotna. Call 252-0558. The Community Calendar lists recurring events and meetings of local organizations. To have your event listed, email organization name, day or days of meeting, time of meeting, place, and a

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Reasons to keep Fort Wainwright’s brigade Fairbanks already has dodged one

economic bullet with regard to the Army’s presence; in two weeks, the community will be faced with another. As the military scales back from its wartime peak, it’s looking at substantial active-duty personnel reductions at bases nationwide. Here in the Interior, that translates to the potential loss of up to 5,800 troops from Fort Wainwright — essentially the 1-25th Stryker Brigade Combat Team. The same process is playing out in communities across the country. The force strength of the U.S. Army peaked at 570,000 during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now that U.S. involvement in those countries has substantially waned, the Army is drawing back from a force size it no longer needs nor can sustain in peacetime. By 2017, it plans to reduce overall soldier numbers to 450,000. By 2019, that number will be 420,000 — an overall reduction of more than 25 percent. Fort Wainwright already faced a potential brigadelevel reduction once in recent years. In 2013, the Army was looking at a less pronounced version of the nationwide reorganization and reduction — at that time, it was projecting a drawdown to 490,000 soldiers by 2019. Fort Wainwright not only survived that round of cuts but would have seen a slight increase in active-duty numbers. But federal sequestration cuts tightened the Army budget further, leading to its current process. The question of whether Fort Wainwright will be spared from cuts or see the full 5,800 lost is likely to be an all-or-nothing question. Army officials have repeatedly said they are looking to preserve force strength as much as possible despite reduced numbers, and that means cutting whole brigades rather than a percentage of each brigade. Reducing the number of soldiers in each brigade would lead to a “hollow Army” that would have many units on paper but would be less effective overall than if some brigades were deactivated entirely while others maintained their entire force strength. It’s important to note the substantial cuts the Army is undergoing — while painful for the force itself, the communities involved and the soldiers who will face a potentially involuntary end-of-service date — are necessary. To return federal spending to more sustainable levels, as was forced into effect by the sequestration process, departments across the government are scaling back. The Army is not and should not be exempt from those requirements, nor should the Interior be exempt from consideration for cuts despite the 2013 decision Fort Wainwright’s brigade would remain intact. The end goal of all involved, from the Army to communities involved and individuals affected by the process, should be to come away from the troop reduction with mini-

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The Olympian pose of Vox Obama

The world will little note, nor long remember, the interview the liberal “explanatory” news site Vox conducted with President Barack Obama. It was notable only for how perfectly it matched man and the medium. The president has had plenty of worshipful media coverage, certainly back when “hope and change” wasn’t so risible. But none has ever been so in keeping with his own self-image and pose as the dispassionate, above-it-all paragon of reasonableness. The Obama of the Vox interview is the only rational guy in town. Vox Obama is a nonideological devotee of facts. Vox Obama speaks in dulcet tones. Vox Obama has data sliding beside his face to prove his points! Vox called the video clips of its interviews “films.” They had dramatic cutaways and soothing music, as well as cute gizmos and other supporting material flashing on the screen to illustrate the wisdom and correctness of everything Obama said. The videos could have been produced by a naively progressive Leni Riefenstahl, provided she believed in the totemic power of tables and graphs. “I’ve seen,” Jack Shafer observed in his assessment for Politico, “subtler Scientology recruitment films.” The conceit of Vox Obama making his sagacious observations from an impossible height of data-driven Olympian purity is ridiculous. President Obama is obviously — although word hasn’t reached him yet — a grubby politician like any other. The Vox interview landed as former Obama strate-

gist David Axelrod’s memoir hit the shelves with the “news” that prior to coming clean in 2012, President Obama lied when he said that he opposed gay marriage. Axelrod relates that after one “awk- Rich Lowry ward” public exchange over his faux position, Obama complained, “I’m just not very good at bull----ing.” Don’t be so hard on yourself, buddy. Obama lied quite ably. His lines on marriage were as superficially reassuring and sincere as when he said that if you like your health-care plan you can keep your healthcare plan, or any of the other dishonesties integral to the Obamacare debate. Now, for someone paying very close attention, the president’s statements were never credible. He said he favored gay marriage on a 1996 questionnaire, and his administration soon did all it could to unravel the legal basis of traditional marriage, even while the president professed his devotion to it. It’s quite rich to have Axelrod write a book titled “Believer,” wherein he reveals a deception by the man we’re all supposed to believe in. The president, Axelrod explained on “Morning Joe” the other day, was merely trying “to square” his real view with public opinion, and he was “frustrated” that he had to deceive. The implication is that the president’s lies are forgivable

because it is so hard for Vox Obama to exist in a fallen political world. Obama, after all, is a pragmatist who has to deal with the opposition of rank dogmatists. Back in 2009, Axelrod deemed Obama “a committed, practicing nonideologue.” Days prior to his first inaugural, Obama called for “a new Declaration of Independence,” to leave behind “ideology and small thinking.” This from a man who was about to use every ounce of power afforded to him by unified Democratic control of Congress to pass the leftmost legislative agenda feasible. We are supposed to believe that more spending, taxes and regulation is just what common sense dictates — always and forevermore. The nonideologue pose is a long-standing part of progressivism’s intellectual marketing strategy. As Jonah Goldberg writes in his book “The Tyranny of Cliches,” “Pragmatism is the disguise progressive and other ideologues don when they want to demonize competing ideologies.” Vox Obama loves the disguise. He professes his deep-held belief in nothing other than the facts, but he ignores ones that are inconvenient. He advertises his own reasonableness, yet considers the opposition almost by definition illegitimate. He assumes the mantle of pragmatism, although he has fixed philosophical beliefs that won’t give way no matter what. For all his self-styled thoughtfulness, Vox Obama is closed-minded and small. Rich Lowry can be reached via e-mail:

Williams suspended for it, but everyone embellishes By MEGHAN BARR Associated Press

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NEW YORK — Brian Williams had been a trusted voice in news for decades, until questions arose last week about his credibility when he admitted he embellished a story he covered in Iraq. Some speculate that the NBC news anchor started telling tall tales to appear more interesting as he made the rounds on the late-night talk shows. Others suggest he caved to the pressure to sound anything but boring in an insatiable social media-driven society. Williams was suspended Tuesday by the network for six months for stretching the truth, a stunning fall from grace, but he’s far from alone. Puffing up one’s experiences — whether it’s falsifying a resume or exaggerating stories to amplify the derring-do factor — is something that everyone does for myriad reasons, whether they admit it or not, experts say. “Any human being who tells you they have never embellished their own life story is probably lying,” said Bob Thompson, a professor of popular culture at Syracuse University. “My story of how hard it was to get home in the snow on Monday is a lot better on Wednesday. There are all kinds of new things, like abominable snowmen.” Williams had claimed in numerous reports and appearances that he was riding in a helicopter that was hit by a grenade. But last week, when he was exposed, he admitted that another helicopter — not his — was struck. There’s an irresistible temptation to improve upon a story and make it more dramatic that dates back to the telling of “The Iliad,” one of the first stories in Western civilization, Thompson said. In recent years, examples of politicians in particular fibbing about their experiences abound. Hillary Rodham Clinton later said she misspoke after claiming on the presidential campaign trail in 2008 that she landed in C




stuff that is part of human nature,” Thompson said. Journalists can either tend toward narcissism or humility by training their gaze on their subjects or on themselves, said Andrew Harris Salomon an assistant professor of journalism at Purchase College in Purchase, New York. “Journalists do run a risk of wishing to bathe in the illumination of the people they cover,” said Rich Hanley, an associate professor and director of graduate journalism at Quinnipiac University. “We’re always interlopers in that we cover other people but when we see the light shining there, we want sometimes to be part of that illumination or part of that parade.”

Bosnia under sniper fire in 1996, a memory that turned out to be untrue. Also in 2008, Vice President Joseph Biden said his helicopter was forced to land by al-Qaida in Afghanistan. In reality, the chopper made a speedy landing because of a snowstorm. The Williams debacle is a classic example of people using counterfeit credentials to demonstrate their relevancy and to spin their own personal narrative in order to stay in the limelight, said Matthew Randall, executive director of the Center for Professional Excellence at York College of Pennsylvania. It’s a sign of professional insecurity, sometimes prompted by other competitors on their heels, Randall said. Associated Press writer Jim Fitzgerald People usually embellish their creden- in White Plains, New York, contributed to tials by falsifying information on their this report. resumes or LinkedIn profiles — or they tell tall tales at cocktail parties about what they’ve done in the past. “Typically if a half-truth worked well once, the professional will continue to leE-mail: verage it and bake it into their professional Write: Fax: narrative,” Randall said. “Hence, Williams’ Peninsula Clarion 907-283-3299 fib had become part of his career.” P.O. Box 3009 Questions? Call: Kenai, AK 99611 907-283-7551 It’s also possible that Williams actually believed what he said as the story evolved over the years, according to some exThe Peninsula Clarion welcomes perts who say it’s normal for memories to letters and attempts to publish all change as time passes. We all change our those received, subject to a few memories to fit with constantly evolving guidelines: societal norms: sharpening the details that n All letters must include the writer’s we’re comfortable with and forgetting the name, phone number and address. ones that are inconvenient or uncomfortn Letters are limited to 500 words able, said Harold Takooshian, a psycholand may be edited to fit available ogy professor at Fordham University. space. Letters are run in the order “So the bottom line is that Brian Williams they are received. is 100 percent normal: It seems to me he n Letters that, in the editor’s judgwas just exaggerating and he started believment, are libelous will not be ing what he said,” Takooshian said. “It’s just printed. surprising he wasn’t challenged earlier.” n The editor also may exclude letBut journalism doesn’t allow for any ters that are untimely or irrelevant smudging of the facts. It’s about scraping to the public interest. away all of that fabrication, all of “that

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Nation & World


US proposes new era of drones Video shows IS militants beheading hostages

By JOAN LOWY Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Drone on, the government says. Just not through the night sky. Or close to an airport. Or out of the operator’s sight. And probably not winging its way with a pizza or package, any time soon. Long-anticipated rules proposed Sunday will open an era in which small (under 55 pounds) commercial unmanned aircraft perform routine tasks — crop monitoring, aerial photography, inspections of bridges and cell towers, and much more. But not right away. Final rules are probably two to three years away. And when they are in place, they may include a separate category with fewer restrictions for very small drones, likely to be defined as less than 4.4 pounds. The Federal Aviation Administration released a variety of proposed requirements for commercial operators to meet, such as passing a knowledge test administered by the agency as well as a federal security check. The small drones could travel as fast as 100 mph, at altitudes of 500 feet or lower. Flights over crowds would be prohibited. “We have tried to be flexible in writing these rules,” said FAA Administrator Michael


AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File

In this Oct. 16, 2014 file photo, former Navy helicopter pilot and San Diego Gas & Electric unmanned aircraft operator Teena Deering holds a drone as it is prepared for takeoff near Boulevard, Calif.

Huerta. “We want to maintain today’s outstanding level of aviation safety without placing an undue regulatory burden on an emerging industry.” The agency is researching technology that he hopes will eventually enable small drones to fly safely beyond the sight of operators, Huerta said. He emphasized that introduction of commercial drones into the national airspace will be a staged process. The government is also looking ahead to how larger drones might

be allowed to fly in airspace shared by manned aircraft, for example, he said. One of the key safety concerns is that without a human on board the ability to “see and avoid” other aircraft is limited. Another concern is that the link between the operator and a remote control aircraft can be broken, causing the drone to fly away until it loses power or collides with something. Cases of flyaway drones getting stuck in trees or hitting buildings are rampant. Last

month, a drone that its operator lost control of flew over the White House fence and crashed on the lawn before Secret Service agents could block it. Even with the proposed safety restrictions, drones can transform urban infrastructure management, farming, public safety, coastal security, military training, search and rescue, disaster response and more, the White House said in a presidential memorandum on privacy released in conjunction with the rules.

Woman stung by scorpion on flight





LOS ANGELES (AP) — A scorpion stung a woman on the hand just before her flight from Los Angeles to Portland took off. Flight 567 was taxiing on the runway Saturday night when the passenger was stung, Alaska Airlines spokesman Cole Cosgrove said.

The plane returned to the gate, and the woman was checked by medics. She refused additional medical treatment, but she didn’t get back on the plane. Meanwhile, flight attendants killed the scorpion and checked overhead compartments for any additional unwanted arachnids.

The flight then took off at 8:40 p.m., about an hour late. Members of Oregon State University’s men’s basketball team were on the flight, Cosgrove said. It’s unclear how the scorpion got on the plane, but the flight originated in Los Cabos, Mexico, he said. Oregon State Coach Wayne

Tinkle told ESPN that the woman was sitting two rows in front of him. “The plane was coming from Mexico before us, and (the scorpion) was on the plane,” Tinkle said. “The woman was a real champ. She acted like it was a mosquito bite. They got it off her, but the needle was stuck.”

Israeli leader calls for Jewish influx By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Sunday for the “massive immigration” of European Jews to Israel following a deadly shooting near Copenhagen’s main synagogue, renewing a blunt message that has upset some of Israel’s friends in Europe. Netanyahu said that at a time of rising anti-Semitism in Europe, Israel is the only place where Jews can truly feel safe. His comments triggered an angry response from Copenhagen’s chief rabbi, Jair Melchior, who said he was “disappointed” by the remarks.

“People from Denmark move to Israel because they love Israel, because of Zionism. But not because of terrorism,” Melchior told The Associated Press. “If the way we deal with terror is to run somewhere else, we should all run to a deserted island.” Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt expressed support for the Jewish community, telling reporters: “They belong in Denmark, they are a strong part of our community, and we will do everything we can to protect the Jewish community in our country.” Netanyahu issued his call during the weekly meeting of his Cabinet, which approved a

previously scheduled $46 million plan to encourage Jewish immigration from France, Belgium and Ukraine — countries where large numbers of Jews have expressed interest in moving to Israel. France and Belgium have experienced deadly attacks on

their Jewish communities in in recent years, most recently an attack in Paris last month that killed four Jews at a kosher market. Ukraine, meanwhile, is in the midst of a conflict between government troops and Russian-backed separatists.





CAIRO — A video purporting to show the mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages was released Sunday by militants in Libya affiliated with the Islamic State group. The killings raise the possibility that the Islamic militant group — which controls about a third of Syria and Iraq in a self-declared caliphate — has established a direct affiliate less than 500 miles (800 kilometers) from the southern tip of Italy. One of the militants in the video makes direct reference to that possibility, saying the group now plans to “conquer Rome.” The militants had been holding 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians hostage for weeks, all laborers rounded up from the city of Sirte in December and January. It was not clear from the video whether all 21 hostages were killed. It was one of the first such beheading videos from an Islamic State group affiliate to come from outside the group’s core territory in Syria and Iraq. The Associated Press could not immediately independently verify the video. But the Egyptian government and the Coptic Church, which is based in Egypt, both declared it authentic. The Egyptian government declared a seven-day mourning period and President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi addressed the nation late Sunday night, pledging resilience in the fight against terrorism. “These cowardly actions will not undermine our determination” said el-Sissi, who also banned all travel to Libya by Egyptian citizens and said his government reserves the right to seek retaliation. “Egypt and the whole world are in a fierce battle with extremist groups carrying extremist ideology and sharing the same goals.” The Coptic Church in a statement called on its followers to have “confidence that their great nation won’t rest without retribution for the evil criminals.” The video’s makers identified themselves as the Tripoli Province of the Islamic State group. A still photo, apparently taken from the video, was published last week in the Islamic State group’s Dabiq online magazine — indicating a direct connection between the Libyan militants and the main group. The video, released Sunday night, depicts several men in orange jumpsuits being led along a beach, each accompanied by a masked militant. The men are made to kneel and one militant, dressed differently that the others, addresses the camera in North American-accented English. “All crusaders: safety for you will be only wishes, especially if you are fighting us all together.





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est, Holthouse’s mother found his old chidhood diary, which detailed the assault, and called him in tears. Holthouse decided in that moment not to shoot the man who had become a monster in his mind. On a street corner, he met the man who was deteriorated with age and guilt, and heard his apology. Holthouse believes that if he had been taught to understand sexual abuse as a child, he might have been able to tell someone sooner. According to the bill, one in four girls and one in six boys are sexually abused before they turn 18. Only one in 10 report it. “I could have even said, ‘that thing we talked about in school the other day, that happened to me,’” Holthouse said. Trauma has moved him to share his story in hopes that

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supporting opening the refuge’s coastal plain for development. Members of Alaska’s congressional delegation are backing legislation that would do that. —MEDICALLY NECES-

other victims know they are not alone. Holthouse shared his story on the radio show “This American Life,” and last year completed an off-Broadway play on his experiences, called “Stalking the Bogeyman.” Nationwide statistics show Alaska dominates the country in the rate of sexual abuse cases affecting children. The Office of Children’s Services said 1,817 victims reported 2,296 allegations of sexual abuse in 2013. Alaska Native children made up 40 percent of those victims. The bill’s namesake, Erin Merryn, was disappointed with the bill’s rejection in Alaska last year and vowed to not return in 2015. Merryn has travelled the country to promote the bill in all 50 states. It has already been approved in 19 states; legislation is pending in 18 others. Erin’s Law passed the Senate unanimously in 2014 but was shut down in the House Finance Committee.

The proposed bill was presented in its first hearing to the Senate Education Committee Thursday by Sen. Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, and was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. Rep. Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, proposed the bill last year with 22 sponsors. Four identical bills were introduced this session by Democrats and Republicans, Tarr, along with 10 co-sponsors, hopes to push HB23 through this time. Tarr told reporters Friday that Fairbanks has already seen positive results from using what it calls Erin’s Policy. Fairbanks voluntarily implemented this version of Erin’s Law after a student was assaulted by a math tutor in March 2014. “This is a relatively simple effort to try to give children tools to understand when touch is bad or good and when secrets are bad or good. To give them

framework,” Gardner told the education committee. The proposed curriculum would be tailored to each grade level and teach the fundamentals of personal safety so children and teens know when and how to report abuse. Tarr said younger children who are not familiar with sexuality especially need to understand these concepts and know which encounters are inappropriate. “When things are outside a child’s frame of reference, they don’t have a way to think about things, let alone talk about them,” Gardner said. Kindergarteners may be taught to protect their “bathing suit areas,” while older students learn more age-appropriate lessons. Prevention training will be separate from sex education classes, Tarr said. Tarr said she’s confident that partnerships with community organizations will allow fund-

SARY ABORTIONS: A trial is set to begin Tuesday in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of regulations and a state law passed last year that further define what constitutes a medically necessary abortion for purposes of Medicaid funding. The case was brought by Planned Parenthood of the

Great Northwest, which argues that the law and regulations are unconstitutional and violate the rights of women to equal protection, privacy and health. Supporters of the measures have said the state should not be required to pay for elective abortions. The trial is taking place in Anchorage.

—MURKOWSKI SPEECH: U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is scheduled to address a joint session of the Legislature on Wednesday. Such an address is customary for Alaska’s U.S. senators. Murkowski is also scheduled to be in Kotzebue Monday for an Alaska Federation of Natives community reception.

Kodiak hoops coach dies of cancer By RONI TOLDANES Kodiak Daily Mirror

KODIAK, Alaska — Trooper Ralf Lysdahl admits he’s a prepper. But he is not preparing for zombies. “I’m a prepper, let me tell you right now,” Lysdahl said. “I’m prepping to keep my ass alive if I get put in a survival situation.” Lysdahl spoke Thursday while at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, teaching local residents a quick course about survival tech-

niques, the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported. Lysdahl stood behind a table full of survival kits, including candies, fishing hooks, fire starters, Swiss Army knife and a portable Emergency Locator Transmitter. There was even a travel-size hand sanitizer. “It’s the littlest things that can make a difference in a survival situation,” he said while discussing basic survival items one would need, including a “bug out bag,” a backpack with additional items such as tarp, hatchet, first aid and freezedried food.

Preppers have their own language. They have their “BOBs” or “bug-out bags” that they need. It is not easy to figure out the acronyms if one doesn’t regularly read magazines like “The American Survival Guide.” But Lysdahl made the survival lecture simple, discussing multiple uses for ordinary household products. A hand sanitizer, for example, would also be a good fire starter due to its alcohol content, he said. An empty bottle of purified water could be used to boil wa-





ter simply by hanging it above the fire, high enough not to melt the plastic. Asked to choose his two favorite survival items, Lysdahl said; “If I can only take two of these things, it would be a knife and a fire starter.” At its core, prepping requires the person to be selfsufficient and self-reliant. Lysdahl’s lecture is based on his work experience and should have gathered more attendees. After all, Kodiak experienced a deadly tsunami after a devastating 9.2-magnitude earthquake struck in March 1964.

ing for curriculum materials if Children’s Trust have already Erin’s Law passes. expressed interest in supporting Programs such as the Alaska the prevention initiative.

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will do a great job. “I’m sad to see Michelle go, because she’s been a great partContinued from page A-1 ner to work with,” Beech said. “We’ve done a lot of things “She’s a wonderful mentor,” together, but I’m excited for Beech said. “Her knowledge Tami. She knows that organization from top to bottom.” base is astounding.” Beech said that Glaves will Reach Ian Foley at Ian.fobe missed, but Murray, whom she has known for many years,

Around Alaska Man killed outside convenience store ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Anchorage police say a man sought for questioning in a fatal shooting outside a gas station convenience store voluntarily left an apartment where he had been holed up. Police say a SWAT team was preparing to enter the apartment Sunday when the man came out. He was taken to police headquarters and was being questioned. The man was sought after a shooting outside the Holiday store at Old Seward Highway and Tudor Road. Police say two men at 3:06 a.m. entered the store, argued and stepped outside. Witnesses heard shots fired. A wounded man was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead at 6 a.m. A police tracking dog led officers to Parkwood Inn Apartments. Members of SWAT team in late morning were negotiating with occupants in an apartment.

3 Goose Creek inmates charged with importing drugs to prison ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Three more people have been charged in what Alaska State Troopers say was a conspiracy to smuggle drugs into Goose Creek Correctional Center. KTUU-TV reports 25-year-old Mavaega Tautua and 30-year-old Aaron Aasa are charged with promoting contraband and felony drug misconduct. Twenty-seven-year-old Kyle Hansen was arrested on the same charges. Troopers say he was responsible for gathering money into a bank account using a contact outside the jail system to buy drugs. Tautua, Aasa and Hansen are inmates at Goose Creek. A 25-year-old Anchorage woman, Gwendoline Maka, was charged with contraband and drug counts Wednesday night as she drove toward the prison near Wasilla. Troopers say she was carrying methamphetamine and heroin. Troopers say monitored prison phone calls led to the arrests. — Associated Press C









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Gordon grabs pole for Daytona 500 By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The qualifying session for NASCAR’s biggest race of the year was lambasted by Tony Stewart as “a complete embarrassment” and called a “cute show” by Clint Bowyer. The frenetic knockout format ended with Jeff Gordon on the pole for the final Daytona 500 of his career. And as NASCAR executive vice president Steve O’Donnell tried to answer to the wave of displeasure from the drivers after Sunday’s session, he was reminded by Gordon himself what a predicament the series is in regarding qualifying for “The Great American Race.” “Great format, Steve!” Gordon shouted to O’Donnell from the back of a news conference room. Indeed, Gordon had no qualms with qualifying after he and Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson outsmarted the field Sunday to sweep

the front row for the Daytona 500. They were among only a handful of drivers who were pleased with the format, and their opinion was most certainly based on the end result. “This format is crazy and chaotic,” Gordon said. “It can be extremely rewarding when you have a day like we had.” NASCAR abandoned single-car qualifying runs, the format used for 56 years at Daytona International Speedway, for the knockout group sessions it adopted last season. The format was not tried at the Daytona 500 last year, but was used at the speedway in July. The group qualifying works fine at most racetracks, but has been proven tricky at Daytona and Talladega, where drivers must draft and the leader is not the fastest car. It’s led to strategies that have drivers sitting on pit road watching the clock, and jockeying for position when it’s time to go. After a five-car accident in the first group of 25 drivers, Bowyer railed

against using knockouts to set the Daytona 500 field. Reigning champion Kevin Harvick and Stewart both vented via Twitter, while Ryan Newman was among the many drivers critical of NASCAR. “It’s hard to stand behind NASCAR when everybody I talk to up and down pit road doesn’t understand why we’re doing this,” Newman said. “Maybe I need to be sat down and educated a little bit.” O’Donnell, who acknowledged the driver complaints, said NASCAR is trying to create a more entertaining format for fans than the snooze-inducing singlecar runs. “We don’t want to see wrecks of any kind. Not lost on us how much work goes into these cars by the teams, the efforts for our biggest race of the year,” he said. “We’ve got a really good track record of making adjustments where we need to, so we’ll certainly evaluate what took place.” But the 12 drivers who made it into

the final round weren’t really complaining, especially Gordon, who announced last month this will be his final full-time season as driver of the famed No. 24 Chevrolet. He’s been adamant next Sunday’s season-opening Daytona 500 will be the last of his storied career. The four-time NASCAR champion is a three-time 500 winner, and he’ll lead the field to green in his 23rd and final start “I can’t think of anything cooler than to start this season, the Daytona 500, my final Daytona 500, final full season, on the pole,” Gordon said. “It’s going to be pretty important for me to be on that pole when it all starts.” Gordon was the first pole winner to eclipse 200 mph since 1987. His polewinning speed was 201.293, but gained because he was being pushed by Johnson rather than running a lap around the speedway alone. The group qualifying was messy from the start, when the first 25 drivers all jockeyed for position before they

even left pit road. Some even drove through the grass to get through the traffic jam. It stuck Bowyer behind Reed Sorenson, a driver who needed a big run Sunday to lock himself into the field. So Sorenson tried to block Bowyer in a desperation attempt to advance through the knockout rounds and it triggered a five-car pileup. Both Bowyer and Sorenson ended up with a pair of wrecked Toyotas. It was Sorenson’s only car of Speedweeks, and he wasn’t sure if he’d be able to locate another car before Thursday’s qualifying races. “I didn’t mean to wreck anybody or anything like that,” Sorenson said. “Just a product of this qualifying, trying to get that one lap. I didn’t want it to end that way, that’s for sure.” Bowyer, who angrily gestured inside Sorenson’s window after the wreck, was seething. He placed the blame squarely on NASCAR for scrapping single-car qualifying runs in favor of the more exciting knockout rounds.

Back in the swing

NBA has bite of Big Apple MVP Westbrook leads West to All-Star victory over East By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer





NEW YORK — Mixing Broadway and basketball, this NBA All-Star Game was a West Side Story. Russell Westbrook scored 41 points, one shy of the AllStar record, and the Western Conference beat the East 163158 on Sunday night. The Oklahoma City speedster had a record 27 points by halftime and closed out the scoring with two free throws, falling one point shy of Wilt Chamberlain’s 42 points in the 1962 game. He was voted the game’s MVP. The NBA’s return to New York showed off everything about the Big Apple, and by the time Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” played after the game, it was clear Westbrook was king of the hill. “It’s amazing. It’s a blessing to be here in New York City,” Westbrook said during the MVP ceremony. James Harden added 29 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the West, which built a 20-point lead in the first half and then pulled away after it was tied at 148 with a little more than 4 minutes remaining. LeBron James finished with 30 points, but couldn’t lead the East to the victory in his favorite NBA arena. “Don’t get no better, man. You play in the Garden in front of these fans,” James said.

Harden’s 3-pointer snapped the final tie with 4:02 to play and Chris Paul followed with consecutive baskets. Westbrook’s fifth 3-pointer put it away at 158-149 with 2:22 to go. Atlanta’s Kyle Korver made seven 3-pointers and scored 21 points for the East, while Washington’s John Wall had 19. But right from the start, the players were sharing the stage. Christina Aguilera appeared from behind a giant big apple, and belted out some New York-inspired numbers to start the show, joined on stage by the Rockettes. Entertainment’s elite were all over the arena, with players hobnobbing with Jay-Z and Floyd Mayweather near their courtside seats at halftime. But the biggest roar came for a star from another sport — politics. President Bill Clinton, who had a big night of his own at Madison Square Garden when he was nominated here during the 1992 Democratic National Convention, got a pair of loud ovations when he was shown during Queen Latifah’s performance of the national anthem. Players were quizzed during comedic skits on New York talk and terms, and fuhgeddaboudit, Pau Gasol had no idea what a stoop was. AP Photo/Kathy Willens (Stephen Curry knew it was a porch in the front of a build- West Team’s Russell Westbrook, of the Oklahoma City Thunder, dunks during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday in New York. ing).

Snedeker nabs Pebble Beach championship By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Coming off the worst season of his career, Brandt Snedeker’s mission was to become relevant again. He was eligible for only one major and none of the World Golf Championships, and he hated the idea of the world’s best players competing without him. That’s what made Sunday at Pebble Beach so sweet. The view walking up the 18th fairway was spectacular for so many reasons. Snedeker polished off a week that was close to perfect on the Monterey Peninsula by closing with 5-under 67 for a three-shot victory over Nick Watney. With only one bogey all week — yes, that still gnaws at him — Snedeker broke his own scoring record in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. “It was an emotional win for me today because it’s been a long time coming,” Snedeker said. “The last year-and-a-half has not been up to my standard.” Once he took the lead for good on the par-5 sixth hole after Watney’s worst swing of the week — a 4-iron into Stillwater cover — Snedeker pulled away See GOLF, Page A-8

Blackhawks nip Penguins Wisconsin thumps Illinois By The Associated press

CHICAGO — Patrick Sharp scored the decisive goal in the shootout, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Sunday. Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane also scored in the tiebreaker as the Blackhawks earned their second straight win. They have captured six of a possible eight points through the first half of a season-high eight-game homestand. Nick Spaling scored in the third period for Pittsburgh, which had won four of five. Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves through overtime, but was unable to stop any of Chicago’s shootout attempts. CAPITALS 5, DUCKS 3 ANAHEIM, Calif. — Alex Ovechkin scored twice in the first period to take over the NHL lead in goals, sending Washington to a victory over Anaheim. Ovechkin also set up two goals by Andre Burakovsky. Marcus Johansson got the go-ahead goal at 3:27 of the second period, and Justin Peters made 30 saves in his

ninth start of the season. Braden Holtby, who leads all NHL goalies in games and minutes played, got the night off following Saturday night’s 3-1 loss to the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings.

a shot between the pads. Jaden Schwartz scored in regulation for the Blues, who are 15-3 in their last 18 games. Brian Elliott stopped 40 shots, including 20 in the third period and two in overtime. The Blues earned their third consecutive win and sixth in a row LIGHTNING 5, SHARKS 2 over the Panthers. Florida hasn’t SAN JOSE, Calif. — Steven defeated St. Louis since a 4-0 vicStamkos scored his 30th goal of tory on Oct. 31, 2009. Nick Bjugthe season in Tampa Bay’s win stad scored for the Panthers, and Luongo made 32 saves. over San Jose. Alex Killorn, Ondrej Palat, Cedric Paquette and Ryan Callahan FLYERS 2, SABRES 1 also scored for the Lightning. BUFFALO, N.Y. — Michael Logan Couture and Brent Burns scored for the Sharks, who Raffl and Matt Read scored for lost their fifth straight at home and Philadelphia against Buffalo. Ray Emery made 21 saves as fourth in five games overall. the Flyers ended their two-game Ben Bishop stopped 33 shots as Tampa Bay won in San Jose for the skid in the finale of a four-game road trip. Raffl scored the winner first time in 12 years. on a wraparound with 7:15 left in Antti Niemi made 28 saves. the third period after Sabres goalie Neuvirth lost track of the BLUES 2, PANTHERS 1, SO Michal puck behind the net. The Sabres, playing for the first SUNRISE, Fla. — Jori Lehtera scored the winning goal in the fifth time since trading for defenseround of a shootout to lift St. Louis man Zach Bogosian and forward Evander Kane on Wednesday, got over Florida. Vladimir Tarasenko also scored a goal from defenseman Nikita Zafor St. Louis in the shootout, and dorov. Bogosian started on the blue Brad Boyes converted for Florida. line in place of Josh Gorges, who Lehtera beat Roberto Luongo with was rested.

By The Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. — Frank Kaminsky scored 23 points, Bronson Koenig added 15, and No. 5 Wisconsin beat Illinois 68-49 on Sunday. Nigel Hayes had 14 points for the Badgers, who are now off to their best start in school history at 23-2. Wisconsin leads the Big Ten at 11-1 in conference play. The Illini (17-9, 7-6) had a four-game winning streak snapped. Malcolm Hill scored 15 points, while Rayvonte Rice added 10.

Dexter Kernick-Drew scored 20 points and DaVonte Lacy scored 18 for Washington State (11-14, 5-8), which was coming off a win over Arizona State on Thursday. The Cougars were done in by woeful shooting in the first half. Arizona has won two straight after being upset by Arizona State. Arizona won the rebound battle 44-23 and outscored the Cougars in the paint 46-12. The Wildcats came out strong in the first half and took control early.


SALT LAKE CITY — Jakob No. 7 ARIZONA 86, Poeltl had 18 points and eight WASHINGTON STATE 59 PULLMAN, Wash. — Brandon Ashley, Rondae HollisJefferson and Kaleb Tarczewski each scored 17 points as Arizona routed Washington State. T.J. McConnell added 14 points for Arizona (22-3, 10-2 Pacific 12), which plays WSU only once this season. The Wildcats led by 34 points after the first half. C




rebounds, and Utah beat California for the Utes’ 17th straight home victory. Trailing 32-26 with five minutes left before halftime, Utah closed the half on a 14-2 run and didn’t trail after the break. Delon Wright added 16 points for the Utes (20-4, 10-2 Pac-12), while Brandon Taylor had 13. Tyrone Wallace led Cal (1610, 6-7) with 26 points and

Jabari Bird scored 21.

No. 13 N. IOWA 68, MISSOURI STATE 57 SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Seth Tuttle scored 22 points and Northern Iowa matched its season-high with 12 3-pointers to beat Missouri State. The Panthers (24-2, 13-1 Missouri Valley Conference) shot 57 percent from the field (16 of 28) in the first-half, including nine of 14 from 3-point range. Northern Iowa had 14 assists and led 4220 at the half. The lead stretched to 49-23 with 17:40 to go before Missouri State made a late push. Jeremy Morgan and Deon Mitchell added 11 points apiece in the win for the Panthers. Camyn Boone scored 14 points for Missouri State (9-17, 3-11 MVC), which lost for the 10th time in its last 11 games. The victory stretched Northern Iowa’s win streak to 13-games —the fifth-longest current streak in the nation_and pulled the Panthers even for first-place in the Missouri Valley with Wichita State.





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Sports Briefs Ninilchik girls, boys complete road trip The Ninilchik girls and boys basketball team took to the road for games this weekend. The Ninilchik boys stopped at Wasilla Lake Christian for a Peninsula Conference game Wednesday, losing by three. Both teams then played in the Susitna Valley Crowley Classic. The Ninilchik boys lost to Nenana in the opening round, then beat Aniak, then lost to Susitna Valley. The Ninilchik girls lost to Nenana 34-26 in the opening round of the tournament, falling victim to cold shooting in the first half. The Wolverines then pulled out three straight close victories, winning the three contests by a total of five points. Ninilchik started the run of close victories against Nenana. Then against Sand Point, the Wolverines missed some free throws and layups and it nearly cost them, as a Sand Point 3-pointer at the buzzer meant a one-point win for Ninilchik. Then against King Cove, the Wolverines led by six with a minute left but King Cove hit a pair of treys to tie the game. However, Ninilchik was able to hit a pair of 3s to ice the game.

Dura, Reimer win Tsalteshi Iceman Matt Dura and Carly Reimer were the individual winners at the first Tsalteshi Iceman Quadrathlon, held Sunday. The event involved a five-kilometer freestyle ski at Tsalteshi Trails, a 10-lap ice skate at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex, a 5K run on the Centennial Trail and then on the snowshoe trail at Tsalteshi Trails, then a 300-yard swim at Skyview Middle School. Dura finished in 1 hour, 2 minutes and 21 seconds for the win, while Mike Crawford was second at 1:04:09 and Tony Eskelin was third at 1:05:43. Reimer’s winning time was 1:14:13, while Sarah Pyhala was second at 1:16:01 and Morgan Aldridge was third at 1:22:54. There also was a team competition, won by One Tequila, Two Tequila, Three Tequila FLOOR! With Bill Holt skiing, Shawn Hutchings skating, Shawna Hooper running and Johna Beech swimming, the squad touched the wall in 1:14:18. Coming in just behind, at 1:14:44, was Big Test Icicles, with Gina Gregoire skiing, Kyle Kornelis skating, John Hedges running and Emily Kornelis swimming. Tsalteshi Iceman

Sunday at Tsalteshi Trails, Soldotna Regional Sports Complex, Skyview Middle School Men — 1. Matt Dura, 1:02:21; 2. Mike Crawford, 1:04:09; 3. Tony Eskelin, 1:05:43; 4. John Mohorcich, 1:07:12; 5. Tom Kobylarz, 1:10:33; 6. Mark Laker, 1:23:55; 7. Matt Pyhala, 1:26:40; 8. Jeff Helminiak, 1:28:26; 9. Carl Kincaid, 1:33:26. Women — 1. Carly Reimer, 1:14:13; 2. Sarah Pyhala, 1:16:01; 3. Morgan Aldridge, 1:22:54; 4. Patty Moran, 1:25:18; 5. Angie Brennan, 1:29:34; 6. Tammy LaFrancois, 1:37:57; 7. Lisa Renken, 1:50:52. Teams — 1. One Tequila, Two Tequila, Three Tequila FLOOR! (Bill Holt, ski; Shawn Hutchings, skate; Shawna Cooper, run; Johna Beech, swim), 1:14:18; 2. Big Test Icicles (Gina Gregoire, ski; Kyle Kornelis, skate; John Hedges, run; Emily Kornelis, swim), 1:14:44; 3. Team DeGray (Timothy DeGray, ski; Tad DeGray, skate; Johnna DeGray, run; Alex DeGray, swim), 1:20:07; 4. Four Below Zero (Leah English, ski; Nicole Egholm, skate; Scott Huff, run; Tony Oliver, swim), 1:22:23.

Former defenseman found dead in home CHICAGO — Former NHL defenseman Steve Montador was remembered Sunday for being a solid teammate and for his work with the players’ union. Montador was found unconscious in his home in Mississauga, Ontario, early Sunday morning and was later pronounced dead, according to the Peel Region Police. He was 35. No foul play was suspected. “Steve was a great person who quickly became a friend of everyone he came to know in the game; teammates, NHL club staff, the media and fans,” Donald Fehr, the executive director of the NHL Players’ Association, said in a statement. “Over the course of his career, he was an active member of the NHLPA and someone who I and our entire staff enjoyed working closely with. He dedicated a lot of his time to advancing the interests of his fellow players. On behalf of the players and staff, we send our thoughts and prayers to Steve’s family and his many friends. He will be greatly missed.” Montador made his NHL debut in 2001 with Calgary and played for six teams in parts of 10 seasons. The Vancouver, British Columbia, native had 33 goals and 98 assists in 571 career games. “The NHL family was saddened to learn of the passing of Steve Montador,” Commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement. “Steve’s career was defined by a passion for the game and a determination that made him a great teammate as well as a respected opponent. We extend our deepest sympathies to Steve’s family and friends.” — The Associated Press

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by leaving the mistakes to everyone else. He finished at 22-under 265, breaking by two shots the record he set two years ago at Pebble Beach, and by two shots the winning score under par held by Phil Mickelson (2007) and Mark O’Meara (1997). It was the seventh win of his career, his second title in three years at Pebble Beach, and the timing could not have been better for Snedeker. He’s back in the Masters. The victory moved him to No. 31 in the world, which should put him in all the WGC events, starting with Doral in three weeks.

“It’s nice to be back in those tournaments,” Snedeker said. “I can set my schedule a little bit. And all the hard work I’ve done the last year is paying off now. I know this is a great week, but I look forward to parlaying this week into more weeks coming up and keep this momentum going.” Snedeker decided last June to work with Butch Harmon to get a better understanding of his swing, and it took time for it all to sink in. Worse yet, he lost his putting touch toward the latter part of the summer months. Now, he looks like the Snedeker of old, walking briskly up to putts, looking at the hole as he takes five short practice strokes and then gets over the ball and gives it a pop. He didn’t have any three-

PGA-Pebble Beach Scores

Sunday At p-Pebble Beach Golf Links (6,816 yards, par 72) At m-Monterey Peninsula CC, Shore Course (6,838 yards, par 71) At s-Spyglass Hill Golf Club (6,953 yards, par 72) Pebble Beach, Calif.; Purse: $6.8 million; Final B. Snedeker (500), $1,224,000 64m-67s-67p-67—265 Nick Watney (300), $734,400 65m-69s-65p-69—268 Charlie Beljan (190), $462,400 70p-63m-70s-66—269 Dustin Johnson (115), $281,067 69m-67s-68p-66—270 Jason Day (115), $281,067 72p-62m-69s-67—270 Pat Perez (115), $281,067 66p-68m-68s-68—270 Jordan Spieth (85), $211,933 68m-67s-68p-68—271 Jim Furyk (85), $211,933 64m-70s-63p-74—271 Matt Jones (85), $211,933 65m-66s-67p-73—271 Chesson Hadley (62), $141,100 64m-69s-71p-68—272 Vaughn Taylor (62), $141,100 70s-67p-67m-68—272 Alex Prugh (62), $141,100 66s-68p-69m-69—272 J.B. Holmes (62), $141,100 64p-73m-70s-65—272 Brendon Todd (62), $141,100 68m-71s-68p-65—272 Daniel Berger (62), $141,100 67p-66m-69s-70—272 Jon Curran (62), $141,100 69m-64s-69p-70—272 Andres Gonzales (62), $141,100 68s-70p-64m-70—272 Will Wilcox (52), $95,200 66m-67s-73p-67—273 Marcel Siem (0), $95,200 67m-73s-63p-70—273 Kevin Chappell (52), $95,200 66m-69s-66p-72—273 Jimmy Walker (47), $63,835 72s-67p-66m-69—274

Hockey NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L Montreal 55 36 15 Tampa Bay 58 35 17 Detroit 54 31 13 Boston 55 28 20 Florida 55 24 19 Ottawa 54 22 22 Toronto 57 23 29 Buffalo 56 16 37 Metropolitan Division N.Y. Islanders 56 37 18 Pittsburgh 56 32 15 N.Y. Rangers 54 33 16 Washington 57 30 17 Philadelphia 56 24 22 Columbus 54 24 27 New Jersey 56 21 26 Carolina 54 19 28

OT Pts GF GA 4 76 148 123 6 76 189 156 10 72 160 139 7 63 144 141 12 60 135 153 10 54 152 152 5 51 160 175 3 35 104 193 1 75 179 156 9 73 161 141 5 71 168 131 10 70 168 145 10 58 151 162 3 51 142 170 9 51 124 154 7 45 120 147

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division Nashville 56 38 12 6 82 170 131 St. Louis 56 37 15 4 78 178 137 Chicago 57 35 18 4 74 172 131 Winnipeg 58 29 19 10 68 160 153 Minnesota 55 28 20 7 63 153 149 Dallas 56 26 22 8 60 175 179 Colorado 56 23 22 11 57 144 159 Pacific Division Anaheim 57 35 15 7 77 169 160 San Jose 58 29 21 8 66 164 165 Vancouver 55 31 21 3 65 155 145 Calgary 56 31 22 3 65 162 144 Los Angeles 55 25 18 12 62 152 148 Arizona 57 20 30 7 47 129 189 Edmonton 57 16 32 9 41 131 191 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sunday’s Games Chicago 2, Pittsburgh 1, SO St. Louis 2, Florida 1, SO Philadelphia 2, Buffalo 1 Washington 5, Anaheim 3 Tampa Bay 5, San Jose 2 Monday’s Games N.Y. Rangers at N.Y. Islanders, 3 p.m. Carolina at Ottawa, 3:30 p.m. Montreal at Detroit, 3:30 p.m. Edmonton at Winnipeg, 4 p.m. Arizona at Colorado, 5 p.m. Boston at Calgary, 5 p.m. Minnesota at Vancouver, 6 p.m. Tampa Bay at Los Angeles, 6:30 p.m. All Times AST


New York 10 43 Southeast Division Atlanta 43 11 Washington 33 21 Charlotte 22 30 Miami 22 30 Orlando 17 39 Central Division Chicago 34 20 Cleveland 33 22 Milwaukee 30 23 Detroit 21 33 Indiana 21 33

L 17 31 31 41



.796 .611 .423 .423 .304

— 10 20 20 27

.630 .600 .566 .389 .389

— 1½ 3½ 13 13

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division Memphis 39 14 Houston 36 17 Dallas 36 19 San Antonio 34 19 New Orleans 27 26 Northwest Division Portland 36 17 Oklahoma City 28 25 Denver 20 33 Utah 19 34 Minnesota 11 42 Pacific Division Golden State 42 9 L.A. Clippers 35 19 Phoenix 29 25 Sacramento 18 34 L.A. Lakers 13 40

.736 .679 .655 .642 .509

— 3 4 5 12

.679 .528 .377 .358 .208

— 8 16 17 25

.824 — .648 8½ .537 14½ .346 24½ .245 30

Men’s Scores EAST Bucknell 78, Army 75 Canisius 69, St. Peter’s 55 Fordham 69, Saint Joseph’s 55 Hofstra 81, Drexel 57 Iona 60, Quinnipiac 57 Manhattan 79, Fairfield 70 Rider 69, Niagara 60 SOUTH Towson 53, Coll. of Charleston 50 UCF 56, Houston 54 VMI 84, The Citadel 69 MIDWEST

Pct GB .679 — .404 14½ .392 15 .226 24

Cleveland St. 67, Ill.-Chicago 59 Indiana 90, Minnesota 71 Loyola of Chicago 58, Bradley 53 N. Iowa 68, Missouri St. 57 Northwestern 66, Iowa 61, OT Oakland 83, Detroit 78 Purdue 66, Nebraska 54

putts all week, not an easy feat on poa annua greens with 156 players and their amateur partners. Watney opened with four straight birdies, but three bogeys in a five-hole stretch at the turn cost him. He rallied with a pair of birdies for a 69 to secure second place alone, a good step for him getting his game back in order. Charlie Beljan closed with a 66 and finished third. Jim Furyk, the 54-hole leader, didn’t make his first birdie until the 11th hole. He missed three birdie putts inside 10 feet on the front nine, went out in 38, and was out of the hunt halfway through the final round. It was the ninth time Furyk failed to convert when he had at least a share of the 54-hole lead since his last victory at the 2010 Tour Championship.





Valparaiso 62, Milwaukee 55 Wisconsin 68, Illinois 49 Youngstown St. 74, Wright St. 69 SOUTHWEST No major team scores reported FAR WEST Arizona 86, Washington St. 59 Arizona St. 78, Washington 68 Colorado 64, Stanford 58 Utah 76, California 61

Women’s Scores EAST

Sunday’s Games West 163, East 158 Monday’s Games No games scheduled

NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W Toronto 36 Brooklyn 21 Boston 20 Philadelphia 12

Michael Putnam (47), $63,835 69p-64m-72s-69—274 Kyle Reifers (47), $63,835 70s-68p-67m-69—274 William McGirt (47), $63,835 68p-72m-66s-68—274 Whee Kim (47), $63,835 67s-70p-67m-70—274 Brian Stuard (47), $63,835 67s-70p-66m-71—274 David Hearn (47), $63,835 67p-66m-71s-70—274 Shane Lowry (0), $63,835 69p-67m-67s-71—274 Sean O’Hair (40), $44,200 70m-70s-66p-69—275 Patrick Reed (40), $44,200 70p-67m-71s-67—275 Ryan Armour (40), $44,200 68m-73s-67p-67—275 James Hahn (40), $44,200 73p-65m-70s-67—275 Max Homa (40), $44,200 66p-71m-71s-67—275 Justin Hicks (34), $33,611 64p-68m-72s-72—276 Alex Cejka (34), $33,611 68m-67s-70p-71—276 Chad Collins (34), $33,611 68p-67m-71s-70—276 Brandon Hagy (0), $33,611 74p-66m-66s-70—276 Bryce Molder (34), $33,611 69m-68s-70p-69—276 Hudson Swafford (34), $33,611 69s-70p-68m-69—276 Vijay Singh (34), $33,611 67s-70p-70m-69—276 Spencer Levin (29), $25,840 68s-69p-68m-72—277 Colt Knost (29), $25,840 73s-65p-68m-71—277 Derek Fathauer (29), $25,840 68m-68s-71p-70—277 David Lingmerth (29), $25,840 71p-67m-69s-70—277 Chris Stroud (24), $19,448 71s-66p-69m-72—278 Billy Horschel (24), $19,448 68m-65s-73p-72—278 Daniel Summerhays (24), $19,448 67p-67m-72s-72—278 Glen Day (24), $19,448 66m-69s-71p-72—278 J.J. Henry (24), $19,448 65p-70m-69s-74—278

Army 50, Bucknell 46 Butler 65, Georgetown 56 Drexel 66, Towson 52 George Washington 70, St. Bonaventure 48 Iona 57, Siena 50 Maine 57, Stony Brook 49 Minnesota 85, Penn St. 77 Monmouth (NJ) 64, St. Peter’s 56 Quinnipiac 88, Canisius 85, OT Rhode Island 71, Fordham 56 Rider 65, Manhattan 40 Villanova 64, Xavier 48 SOUTH Arkansas 54, Auburn 36 East Carolina 65, South Florida 64 Florida St. 65, Virginia 56 Hofstra 55, Elon 53 James Madison 94, Delaware 64 Louisville 75, North Carolina 66 Miami 64, Georgia Tech 59 Mississippi St. 75, Florida 62 Pittsburgh 65, Wake Forest 41 South Carolina 89, Vanderbilt 59 Syracuse 59, Virginia Tech 51 Tennessee 72, Kentucky 58 UNC Wilmington 84, Northeastern 78 William & Mary 74, Coll. of Charleston 59 MIDWEST Creighton 84, Providence 57 Dayton 82, Saint Joseph’s 64 DePaul 82, St. John’s 55 Evansville 69, Illinois St. 52 Iowa 81, Indiana 64 Marquette 73, Seton Hall 70 Missouri 72, Mississippi 58 Nebraska 70, Wisconsin 63 S. Illinois 76, Indiana St. 58 Texas Tech 74, Kansas St. 68, OT Wichita St. 66, Bradley 36 MIDWEST Creighton 84, Providence 57

Billy Hurley III (24), $19,448 70m-68s-70p-70—278 Dudley Hart (19), $16,365 65p-70m-73s-71—279 Greg Chalmers (19), $16,365 71p-65m-72s-71—279 Steve Wheatcroft (19), $16,365 71p-70m-67s-71—279 Hunter Mahan (16), $15,640 68p-71m-69s-72—280 Aaron Baddeley (16), $15,640 68m-71s-69p-72—280 Ken Duke (16), $15,640 73s-65p-70m-72—280 Graham DeLaet (13), $15,232 76s-65p-64m-76—281 Cameron Percy (13), $15,232 72s-70p-66m-73—281 Fabian Gomez (13), $15,232 72s-67p-69m-73—281 Andrew Loupe (11), $14,892 71m-66s-70p-75—282 Eric Axley (11), $14,892 68m-72s-67p-75—282 Scott Brown (9), $14,688 75s-70p-62m-76—283 Matt Bettencourt (8), $14,552 66m-71s-70p-77—284 Dicky Pride (7), $14,416 68m-72s-68p-78—286 Made cut; did not finish Bo Van Pelt (2), $13,532 70p-69m-70s—209 Jonathan Byrd (2), $13,532 72s-70p-67m—209 Jason Bohn (2), $13,532 70s-70p-69m—209 Scott Langley (2), $13,532 73s-69p-67m—209 Johnson Wagner (2), $13,532 69s-71p-69m—209 Davis Love III (2), $13,532 69s-71p-69m—209 Bill Lunde (2), $13,532 70p-68m-71s—209 Rod Pampling (2), $13,532 65m-71s-73p—209 D.A. Points (2), $13,532 68m-72s-69p—209 Seung-Yul Noh (2), $13,532 72s-71p-66m—209 Jim Herman (2), $13,532 68s-72p-69m—209 Alexander Levy (0), $13,532 72s-70p-67m—209

Dayton 82, Saint Joseph’s 64 DePaul 82, St. John’s 55 Evansville 69, Illinois St. 52 Iowa 81, Indiana 64 Marquette 73, Seton Hall 70 Missouri 72, Mississippi 58 Nebraska 70, Wisconsin 63 S. Illinois 76, Indiana St. 58 Texas Tech 74, Kansas St. 68, OT Wichita St. 66, Bradley 36 FAR WEST Arizona St. 72, Oregon 52 Oregon St. 73, Arizona 48 Stanford 68, UCLA 50 Washington 81, Colorado 65 Washington St. 61, Utah 52 Southern Cal 65, California 54

Racing Daytona 500

After Sunday qualifying; race Sunday At Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Fla. Lap length: 2.5 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 201.293 mph. 2. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 201.135. Failed to Qualify (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 200.933. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 200.214. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 200.187. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 199.867. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 198.325. (7) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 198.229. (83) Johnny Sauter, Toyota, 198.22. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 198.212. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 198.177. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 197.994. (41) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 197.976. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 197.968. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 197.959. (13) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 197.946. (19) Carl Edwards, Toyota, 197.837. (62) Brian Scott, Chevrolet, 197.828. (33) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 197.507. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 197.477. (6) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 197.256. (9) Sam Hornish Jr., Ford, 197.243. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 197.2.

(3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 196.962. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 196.816. (46) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 196.554. (51) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 196.532. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 195.588. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 195.346. (95) Michael McDowell, Ford, 195.3. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 195.08. (26) Jeb Burton, Toyota, 195.004. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 194.995. (44) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 194.978. (29) Justin Marks, Toyota, 194.675. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 194.452. (35) Cole Whitt, Ford, 194.012. (98) Josh Wise, Ford, 193.386. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 193.357. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 193.299. (21) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 193.282. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 193.241. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 193.133. (66) Mike Wallace, Toyota, 192.509. (30) Ron Hornaday Jr., Chevrolet, 190.791. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 190.678. (55) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 190.517. (32) Bobby Labonte, Ford. (23) J.J. Yeley, Toyota.

Transactions HOCKEY National Hockey League DALLAS STARS — Reassigned C Travis Morin to Texas (AHL). MONTREAL CANADIENS — Recalled D Greg Pateryn from HamC ilton (AHL). NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Re- Y assigned D Anthony Bitetto to Milwaukee (AHL). Traded LW Brendan Leipsic and a 2015 first-round draft pick to Toronto for D Cody Franson and C Mike Santorelli. SOCCER Major League Soccer TORONTO FC — Loaned F Gilberto to Vasco da Gama (Brazil).







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Chance Percival

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

Career and tech training offered





KPBSD Career and Tech Department is offering free after school academies to train students in the welding, construction and medical field. Listed below are our upcoming academies. Nikiski High School will be offering a welding academy beginning Jan. 6, running every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Students will be learning Oxy-Acetylene Cutting, torch safety and set up, cutting torch free hand, interpret welding symbols and much more. In January we will be offering a Personal Care Attendant (PCA) class that is limited to juniors and seniors only. This class will take place at the Workforce Development Center. Students will learn how to physically care for people. Students who are close to the age of 18 by May 2014 will receive a State Certificate after passing the exam. The class is limited to 12 students. Textbooks will be provided, however they are available to purchase for $35 if a student chooses to keep their book. There will be a mandatory meeting (dates and times to be announced). During this meeting class times will be set depending on student and instructor’s schedule. Any high school student is able to participate in any of our academies. If a student successfully completes the 60 hour academy they will receive a half practical art credit. To sign up students can see their counselor, call Debbie Pearson at 283-2145 or go to MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from “” claiming to be onestop.kpbsd.k12.Alaskaus/ Funding for the Alaska Construction Academies comes from a grant from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development and The Alaska Department of Commerce and Economic Development.

Connections Home School Program Dates to remember: n 02/18 – Salmon in the Classroom Sport Lake Ice Fishing @ 11:10-12:10 n 03/01 – Fee for Winter Ecology Program Due n 03/09-03/13 – Spring Break: Homer & Seward Offices Closed; Soldotna Office Open – No Advisors Available n 03/19 - Winter Ecology Overnight Program n 03/30-05/01 – Alaska Measure of Progress (AMP) Testing n 03/30-03/31 – Soldotna Safe Sitter Class (see below for more information) n 03/31 – Purchasing/Ordering Deadline n 05/07 Talent Show @ SoHi Auditorium @ 5:00 p.m. Sport Lake Ice Fishing: Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game is inviting our students to spend one hour on the ice fishing for rainbow trout and Chinook salmon at Sport Lake. Students learn proper fishing techniques, catch and release etiquette, ice fishing regulations, and safety on the ice. This is an annual event held on February 18th. The time slot for Connections homeschool students is from 11:10 – 12:10. All equipment is provided; participants over 16 need a fishing license. Please remember to dress warm and bring a snack if you plan on staying a while. If you have any questions please call the Connections office at (907) 714-8880. Winter Ecology Overnight Program: The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies (CACS) and Connections Homeschool Program are teaming up again for a fun and educational overnight field trip at Ageya Wilderness Center on the bench above Homer. This trip is open to all Connections Homeschool students in grades 5-8. This is a 1-night program with lodging in. Topics include adaptations of plants and animals, animal tracking, cold weather safety & survival, shelter-building, guided snowshoe hikes, dutch oven cooking, astronomy, and night (snowshoe) hikes. We will meet in Homer on March 19th @ noon and will be finished March 20th @ noon. Cost for the trip is $82 per person, which can be deducted from the student allotment if the student has a class on their ILP related to this activity. There is also a $10/person fee for food that will be prepared and served on site - this fee needs to be paid out of pocket for all and is non-refundable. All fees will be due by March 1st. Space is very limited - a maximum of 30 people will be able to attend! Please notify Derek Bynagle in the Homer office or Mark Wackler in the Soldotna office of your interest in this trip as soon as possible or if you have specific questions or concerns. Derek Bynagle - dbynagle@kpbsd. 226-1880 Mark Wackler - mwackler@kpbsd.k12. 714-8880 Safe Sitter Course: Connections and Central Peninsula General Hospital are partnering together to offer the Safe Sitter class for homeschoolers. This is a two day class and will be offered March 30 & 31 from 9:00am to 3:30pm. Children need to be between the ages of 11 & 13 to attend. The cost is $50.00 and may be reimbursable by Connections. For more information See BRIEFS, page A-10

AP Photo/Eric Gay

In this Dec. 17, 2014 photo, Watford City Elementary School second graders pose for a photo with their “Student of the Month” certificates in Watford City, N.D. Since 2011, school enrollment has more than doubled, with students coming from every state in the nation and from countries around the world, including Yemen, Egypt, Russia, Pakistan, Mexico, India and China.

A ‘walk around the world’

Students become world travelers from their seats By MEGAN PETERSEN Ketchikan Daily News

KETCHIKAN, Alaska — Fawn Mountain Elementary School students have crossed two borders so far — they’re currently in Mexico — but they’ve got a ways to go. The students are in the midst of a challenge to walk around the world, and they have the pedometers to prove it. “It’s not really high-tech,” said fourthgrader Vivek Jagtiani. “There’s a clicker and when you walk, it shakes. They lose steps quickly, because it’s mainly not that good, so you have to keep track of your steps.” The “walk around the world” challenge has Fawn Mountain students keeping track of the steps they take each day and reporting the numbers to the school each week, the Ketchikan Daily News reported. The school converts the steps to miles and tracks progress on a large map in the school’s foyer. The challenge is sponsored by the school’s wellness committee and the school district’s wellness office. Jane Blasingame, a Fawn Mountain kindergarten teacher on the wellness committee, said the idea is to get kids active. “We just kind of were looking for a way to get kids up and going,” Blasingame said. “We thought, ‘You know, walking is great,’ and there seems to be a lot of motivation behind doing 10,000

“It’s just like, ‘Hey, let’s walk around the world,’ so they’re in Mexico right now.” — Jane Blasingame, teacher steps a day.” The committee started with the idea of having the kids walk the length of the Iditarod, the 998-mile long sled race from Anchorage to Nome, but they realized that it wouldn’t take 350 kids long to finish that. “It’s just like, ‘Hey, let’s walk around the world,’ so they’re in Mexico right now,” Blasingame said. Blasingame said they chose a route around the world that would take the students to every continent, stopping in cities or places they might recognize, such as Madagascar, where a popular family movie of the same name about rogue zoo animals is based. “It kind of encourages kids to know geography as well as physical fitness,” Blasingame said. District Wellness Coordinator Emily Henry said this challenge was a trial to test student participation, and that with a 40 percent participation rate at Fawn Mountain, the program will probably expand to other schools next year.

Although Fawn Mountain students have been enthusiastic, there have still been a few challenges, mainly with the pedometers, which Henry called “kind of cheapy.” Henry said a new batch of some 350 pedometers is on its way to replace the original ones. The new pedometers, which were paid for by the district wellness office, will have lanyards to help students keep track of their pedometers. Second-grader Divisha Jagtiani said she was one of many students who misplaced her pedometer. “I lost it, but there’s this girl who said that it was on Mona’s desk, so she brought it to lunch, and then Brenna brought it to me, so I didn’t even lose it. I just lost it on the playground and I got it again,” Davisha said. Because of the slow start and the equipment malfunction, the program, which began Jan. 5, will extend past its 30-day goal, Blasingame said. “Once our new pedometers come in, we’re just going to keep going and see how long it will take us,” Blasingame said. “So our 30 days is going to be tweaked. Just keep them walking.” Vivek said the motivation is not lacking. “We have a couple of days left, we have like two weeks left, so we gotta keep walking,” Vivek said, adding “I wish it was like for the full year of school, then we could go around the earth like five times.”

Students urged to apply for scholarships Never before have scholarships played such an important role in students’ lives, specifically because the funds awarded are gifted and do not have to be repaid. UAA and the UA Foundation offer a wide variety of scholarships that students are able to apply for by completing a single application. All donations received by KPC/UAA, including donations to student scholarships, are routed through and administered by the UA Foundation, a private nonprofit corporation established in 1974 to solicit, manage and invest donations to the benefit of the University of Alaska. The Foundation is separate and distinct from the University of Alaska and is governed by its own Board of Trustees. This semester, 48 students received almost $64,000 in scholarship awards just from KPC campus-based spring scholarship applications submitted in Nov. 2014. Many of the scholarships in the packet included many established in the local area by a diverse group of donors. The scholarships offered included the following endowed scholarships: Brockel Family scholarship, John C. Brockel Memorial scholarship, Shelley A. Theno Psychology scholarship, and the Icicle Seafoods and the Damon Foundation scholarships. Because these are endowed funds, the principals are invested and earnings are available to award as scholarships in perpetuity. Other scholarships in the packet included those supported by the Soldotna Lions Club, Chevron, Catherine Hays’ fam-

K enai P eninsula C ollege A round C ampus ily and friends (memorial), Dave Forbes’ family and friends (memorial), Riemann family and friends (memorial), John and Mae M. Hakala family and friends, Joseph and Teresa Kashi Science and Technology fund, Kenai Historical Society’s George and Mary Ford fund, Icicle Seafoods, KPC staff, KPC faculty, KRC Student Union and the KPC College Council. Setting up a new scholarship or contributing to an existing scholarship is an easy process that can be facilitated by KPC’s advancement office. For new awards, donors work with advancement to establish scholarship applicant selection criteria. Endowed, named scholarships are the most long-term, monumental form of scholarship support. Endowed scholarship funds are established with a minimum of $25,000. They can also be set up to receive gifts until the minimum level is realized at which time the fund becomes endowed. Smaller, named scholarships can be set up with a minimum of $5,000. The funds are restricted and are not invested, but donated directly into scholarships meaning that the fund must be replenished by additional gifts or it will be closed. All scholarships have a required minimum award amount of $500 per aca-





demic year and a minimum requirement of a 2.0 grade point average. KPC appreciates every donation it receives and especially those that support students’ scholarships. Students say it best. “Without scholarships like this, I am not sure I could afford to attend classes at KPC. One way I know how to show my appreciation, is to continue on my educational path of maintaining my 4.0 grade point average,” said Jayce Robertson, Student Union vice president and KRC process tech and instrumentation student. To support an existing student scholarship or to establish a new scholarship, please contact the KPC advancement office at 262-0320 or email wskendrick@

Annual winter community health fair on deck KRC will be hosting the annual winter community health fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25, in the McLane and Brockel commons. The event is organized by Alaska Health Fair, Inc. in conjunction with the KRC Student Health Clinic. For more information, contact Audrey Standerfer, R.N., KRC Student Health Clinic coordinator, at 262-0362 or e-mail This column is provided by Suzie Kendrick, Advancement Programs Manager at Kenai Peninsula College.





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go to or click on quick links, go to community programs and click on safe sitter. For more information, or help registering, please contact Marcia Knowlton 598-0950 (Instructor/Parent contact) or Sheila or Roberta 714-4775(Hospital contacts). Please register with the Hospital Cashier to reserve your child’s seat today! Connections Talent Show: The Connections Talent Show has become an event we look forward to each school year. We enjoy seeing the work & success our students are finding outside of the academic realm, and we love giving them a chance to put those talents on display each spring. If your student has a talent they may wish to share at out talent show this year, please contact our talent show coordinator, Mark Wackler, at . The show will be held on May 7th at the Soldotna High School Auditorium at 5:00pm. We look forward to seeing you at the 2015 Connections Talent Show! Connections Homeschool Science Fair: It’s time again for the Connections Homeschool Science Fair! Attached to this email is a registration form that needs to be submitted by all students interested in participating in the science fair by February 13th. Projects will be displayed in the office for 1 week (February 23-27) and each student that submits a project will be awarded a small prize. Central peninsula students will submit their registration forms and projects to the Soldotna office, and southern peninsula students will submit their registration forms and projects to the Homer Office. If you have any additional questions please contact advisor Mark Wackler at mwackler@ or 714-8880. Alaska SeaLife Center: Freezing Winter Wednesdays: Every Wednesday until February 25th Alaska residents receive free admission to the SeaLife Center! You must have proper Alaska identification and it cannot be combined with any other discounts. For more information please call 888-378-2525. You can also visit their website: www.

Kenai Middle Congratulations to the KMS Math Counts team for their success in the regional competition in Anchorage over the weekend, where they went head-to-head against Homer, Kodiak, and Anchorage teams! Damien Redder, Justin Anderson, and Tucker Mueller, along with Dominik Efta from Aurora, won 2nd place in the team competition. Justin and Tucker also placed in the top 12 in the individual scoring, and Justin went on to win 1st place in the CountDown Round! Team members will go on to state competition in Fairbanks on March 28th. Congratulations to Gary Dent, Tucker Mueller, Jacob Nabholz, and Maria Salzetti, our 7th and 8th grade Battle of the Books team and to Isabelle Harris, Abigail Moffett, and Racheal Pitsch, our 6th grade battle of the Books team, each who took 3rd place in the contest held last week. There is Volleyball for A, B, and C teams in Homer on the 17th beginning at 3:30. The KMS Site Council will meet on February 17 at 4:45. Everyone is welcome. There is more Volleyball for A, B, and C teams on the 19 in Nikiski beginning at 3:00. Good Luck Lady Kossacks! Cross Country skiers will compete @ SMS on February 20 beginning at 3:00. The Borough Wrestling meet will be held @ SMS on February 21 beginning at 10:00. Have a great week!

Mountain View Elementary The Site Council will be meeting on Thursday, February 19 at 4:00 PM in the Library. The agenda will include discussion on the process for choosing a parent representative for site council and progress on the Mountain View Strategic Plan. The D.A.R.E. graduation for 5th grade students will be on Tuesday, February 24 at 6:00 p.m. in the gym. February is Love of Reading month. We have invited a variety of community members to come visit classrooms at Mountain View and read to students on Thursday, February 26. Friday, March 6 is an in-service day. There is no school for students. Spring break is the week of March 9 – March 13.

Redoubt Elementary February 26 – Pre-registration forms for next year 15/16 school year will be sent home. February 28 – Winter Carnival Noon – 4:00 p.m. March 6 – No school for students – In-service day for teachers Yearbooks are on Sale - $15.00 pre-order yours now, make checks payable to Redoubt Elementary. Yearbooks will arrive in May. Order forms have been sent home with students. Redoubt’s Third Annual “Winter Carnival”. Mark your calendar for Saturday, February 28th, noon to 4:00 pm. This event is open to the community. Come join us for an afternoon of fun. There will be door prizes, raffles, games, and a silent auction. Don’t miss the opportunity to dunk Mr. Pothast in the dunk tank. If you would like to volunteer to help at the carnival please call the school office. Maybe you own a business and wish to make a donation of goods or services for the auction, if so, please contact the school office. Themed basket items are being collected from each classroom for the silent auction, please contact your child’s teacher for the theme of their classroom basket. A complete list will be printed in the school’s weekly newsletter. Watch the weekly school newsletter for additional raffles and information about the carnival. HELP WANTED We are looking for volunteers for our Winter Carnival, Saturday, February 28. If you would like to help we would be happy to have you join us. Please contact the school office for more information. Raffle tickets are currently on sale for $20.00 each. First place – iPad Air 2 64GB, Second Place – 2 RT tickets to Anchorage/Kenai on Grant Aviation & Third Place Toshiba Tablet 8GB. Drawing to be held at the Winter Carnival on February 28th. Only 450 tickets will be sold. Stop by the school office to purchase your tickets. Congratulation to Redoubt students for meeting this quarter’s PBIS goal. In celebration, students enjoyed an hour of playing board games and snacks. Mr. Joachim Redoubt’s PE teacher has taken PE to the next level. Last week students began using the new skis purchased by the Redoubt PTA. Students will learn how to maneuver on skis and enjoy the outdoors with a new perspective. Good luck to all of the 4th, 5th and 6th grade students competing in our school wide forensics meet next week.

Nikiski Middle-High Monday, February 16 n JV Girls Basketball @ Nikiski vs. Homer – 3:00 p.m. n JV Boys Basketball @ Nikiski vs. Homer – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 17 n Middle School Volleyball @ Nikiski vs. Skyview Middle – 3:00 p.m. n JV Girls Basketball @ SoHi – 3:00 p.m.

n JV Boys Basketball @ SoHi – 4:30 p.m. n Varsity Girls Basketball @ SoHi – 6:00 p.m. n Varsity Boys Basketball @ SoHi – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 19 n Middle School Volleyball @ Nikiski vs. Kenai – 3:00 p.m. Friday, February 20 n Middle School Cross Country Skiing @ Homer Invite – 3:00 p.m. n JV Girls Basketball @ Seward – 3:00 p.m. n JV Boys Basketball @ Seward – 4:30 p.m. n Varsity Girls Basketball @ Seward – 6:00 p.m. n Varsity Boys Basketball @ Seward – 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 21 n Middle School Wrestling Boroughs @ Skyview – 10:00 a.m.

Nikiski North Star Elementary NNS is celebrating Love of Reading Month during the whole month of February. Our “One School, One Book” activity has begun. We are reading Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White. We ask families to read the assigned chapter at home every night and discuss what happened in the chapter. The following day, we will announce questions related to the chapter during morning announcements. There will be prizes awarded for students who are able to answer the questions correctly. This is a wonderful activity for you to be involved in with your children and enjoy the love of reading together as a family. On Friday, February 27th we will have a family movie night at 5:45 pm in the gym. We will be showing the movie of Charlotte’s Web and have popcorn, drinks and a very special themed cake. It is sure to be a fun filled evening and a wonderful way to conclude our Love of Reading month! Thank you to Travis Moore for donating his time and energy for manning the Scholastic Book Fair held during the week of parent/teacher conferences. You are a valuable volunteer to all of us! Also, thank you to Robin Thye and Monica Heath for coaching our Battle of the Books teams. Each and every one of you are appreciated at NNS!

talent and your talented friends. In order to participate, you must fill out and sign a registration form as well as attend the mandatory audition & dress rehearsal, which will be Tuesday, March 31st at 2:30 PM. Art students wishing to enter art pieces need to fill out the forms & category and give it to either Ms. Taylor or Ms. Cox along you’re your art piece. You may get the audition forms from Mrs. Raemaeker (room 88) or at the office. These forms must be turned in either to the office or Mrs. Raemaeker by Tuesday, March 31st at 12:00 noon. It is a great night of music, vocals, dance, theatrical pieces and art displays. The Media Center is open until 5pm Monday-Friday. There are buses at 4:15 for those students working in the Media Center. If your student were to stay after school and would need a bus home at 4:15 please contact Tamra Wear at 260.7036 or twear@kpbsd. <> to give her the bus drop off location for your student.

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Kindergarten students are beginning a cartography unit. They will map their own classroom before exploring and creating maps of other geographic regions. They are also beginning a study of the Water Cycle. Primary students kicked off their study of anatomy by dissecting real fish with the help of volunteer Jenny Cope from the Department of Fish and Game. Ms. Cope will also help students conclude their fish anatomy studies with an ice fishing trip to Sport Lake on February 18. Students will use real fish to make “fish prints” using water colors. Primary students are also learning about the night sky and the phases of the moon. They are making “moon prints” using repeated shapes and texture. Intermediate students are studying cell structure. Students made models of animal cells by assembling and labeling their own small group pizzas. The pizzas were then baked and eaten! Intermediate students are also involved in twice-weekly visits to volunteer at the Food Bank, Riverside Assisted Living and the Senior Center this quarter. Several staff members will attend the Alaska State Montessori Conference at Denali Montessori in Anchorage on February 20. Maria Allison and Tomoka Raften will perform piano and flute River City Academy pieces for the 4th – 6th grade students of Soldotna Elementary Last week RCA held a coin drive to raise money for the Model and Soldotna Montessori on Friday, February 20. United Nations program. Participants added their spare change to February 27 will be Family Movie Night. Pizzas may be prethe jar of their favorite teacher, student or staff person. The ‘win- ordered. The gym opens at 5:00 and the movie begins at 5:30. ner’ was treated to a water balloon soaking on Friday. Teacher Annaleah Karron was the unlucky winner with a total of $156 Soldotna Prep in change in her jar. Students surrounded Karron outside of the The National Honor Society will be hosting auditions for the RCA building and enjoyed throwing more than 100 water balloons at the defenseless teacher. In total the students raised $535 annual Talent Show. The show will be on Thursday, April 2nd at 6:00 PM in the SoHi Auditorium. The show will include performfor the Model UN program! Fourteen students and three adults will travel to Anchorage on ing arts in the auditorium as well as the visual arts, which will be February 26-28 to participate in the Model United Nations pro- on display. Get your acts together along with your talent and your gram at UAA. The students will represent four countries this year; talented friends. In order to participate, you must fill out and sign Syria, South Africa, Vietnam & Venezuela. This year’s topic is a registration form as well as attend the mandatory audition & “Waste” and students are expected to research and debate from dress rehearsal, which will be Tuesday, March 31st at 2:30 PM. an accurate cultural point of view. This is River City Academy’s Art students wishing to enter art pieces need to fill out the forms second year participating in the program and we hope to make it & category and give it to either Ms. Taylor or Ms. Cox along an annual academic event. RCA is still fundraising for travel and you’re your art piece. You may get the audition forms from Mrs. lodging expenses including an upcoming Spaghetti feed on Mon- Raemaeker (room 88) or at the office. These forms must be turned day, February 23, and possibly finding some annual company in either to the office or Mrs. Raemaeker by Tuesday, March 31st at 12:00 noon. It is a great night of music, vocals, dance, theatrical sponsors who want to partner in support of the program. RCA will be offering Saturday school opportunities beginning pieces and art displays. The Hospital Career Fair is open to students in Grades 9-12 February 21st until the end of the academic school year. Students will be able to focus on specific contents with support from school and is a great opportunity for those students interested in pursustaff to complete missing work, work toward graduation or accel- ing a career in the Healthcare Field. There are over 170 different erate their progress. Classes will be from 8am-1pm and there will jobs available in this field within the Central Peninsula Hospital be ten Saturday offerings from now until May. Please call the organization. Increasing your awareness can assist with your PerRCA school for specific dates, check out our Facebook Page, or sonal Learning and Career Plan. Applications are available in the Counseling Office and are due back by Wednesday, February 18. the calendar on our district web site. Lego Robotics Camp February 21 1-4 PM at SoPrep. $35 per RCA is accepting enrollment applications for students in grades 7-12 who are interested in a unique school experience. Students student ages 6-9 and 10-14. For more information contact Mrs. who are looking for a smaller, more personal education and who McGlothen at 260-2333. Tutoring Monday through Friday in Rm 10 during the lunch demonstrate skills in being self-motivating, self-managing and self-advocating are often an ideal fit for RCA. The performance- hour Chess Club meets during lunch hour Tuesdays, Wednesdays, based model offers students choice in their education, while maintaining a consistent standards-based curriculum. For more and Thursdays in Rm 18 Baseball conditioning 2:45-5:00 in small gym Tuesday, information about our upcoming Open House, to register for the Wednesday, Thursday, until March 16 Shadow Day or if you have questions, please call 714-8945. After-School Tutoring Monday through Thursday 2:25-3:25 Native Youth Leadership Club in Rm. 10 2:15-3:00 the first Skyview Middle and third Wednesday of every month Congratulations to the Battle of the Books team for placing Poetry Out Loud meetings in Rm. 10 2:15-3:00 the 2nd and 4th Second in the District competition on Monday, February 9! Great Wednesday of every month job to Mrs. Amy Angleton and the following team participants: Visit Soldotna Prep blog for current information: http://soldotHali Andersen-Currier, Gracie Bass, Kennedy Holland and Jacob McConnell. Sports Schedule for this week: Sterling Elementary n Tuesday, February 17 – Volleyball – Skyview 7th vs. Nikiski n Sterling held the school Forensics Meet on February 13. Dra@ Nikiski – 3:00 p.m. n Tuesday, February 17 – Volleyball – Skyview B vs. Nikiski ma and humor prevailed! n Sterling PTA meets on February 24 at 4:00 p.m. in the liB @ Nikiski – 4:30 p.m. n Wednesday, February 18 – Volleyball – Skyview 7th vs. brary. n Skyview Middle will be coming to Sterling to register our Skyview 8th @ Skyview – 3:00 p.m. n Wednesday, February 18 – Volleyball – Chapman vs. Skyview 6th graders for next school year on February 24. n Sterling Site Council meets February 26 at 4:00 p.m. If you B @ Skyview – 4:30 p.m. n Friday, February 20 – Volleyball – Homer vs. Skyview 7th @ have recommendations/ comments regarding our birthday invitation policy, now’s the time to bring them up! You can email Skyview – 3:00 p.m. n Friday, February 20 – Volleyball – Homer B vs. Skyview B to give your input for our staff and our site council to review. @ Skyview – 4:30 p.m. n The PBIS focus for February is Playground Expectations. n Friday, February 20 – Nordic Skiing - Homer Invitational @ Students have the opportunity to earn one Super Special Super Homer – 3:00 p.m. n Saturday, February 21 – Volleyball – Skyview 8th vs. Homer Big Super Golden Pompom. One adult per recess has one of these pompoms to give out to the one student who displays the best @ Homer – 10:00 a.m. n Saturday, February 21 – Wrestling – Borough Tournament @ playground behaviors. Parents are called and students become celebrities for their class. The class with the most golden pompom Skyview – 10:00 a.m. winners is the Super Star Class of the Month for February. n Stop at the front desk and fill out a “Kudos” slip for one of Soldotna High our Sterling Staff members. Every slip for a staff member will Parents of Seniors, on February 17th at 6:00 there will be a be celebrated with a Kudos granola bar and the recognition that meeting in the Staff Lounge to get started on the After Grad party someone thanks them for what they are doing! planning. n Spring Break is March 9 – 13. Enjoy your family time and The KPBSD Board of Education seeks public input into its rest! process to select a superintendent of schools. The school board invites input from everyone interested in schools, including parents, Tustumena Elementary students, KPBSD staff, site councils, PTAs, volunteers, business February 17 PTO Meeting, 4 p.m. and community organizations that partner with schools, commu- February 23 Site Council Meeting nity groups, and the public. February 24 Skyview Middle School Counselor’s Visit 6th Grade Visit the district’s website,, and follow the February 28 District Wide Forensics at Tustumena School 10 link on the homepage to rank attributes of importance in the next a.m. superintendent, submit general comments, and for more information about further opportunities for input as the process progress- Wings Christian Academy es. Happy President’s Day! Today, Wings Christian Academy The KPBSD Board of Education seeks public input into its process to select a superintendent of schools. The school board in- does not have school. School will resume on Tuesday, February vites input from everyone interested in schools, including parents, 17. Merit store will also be taking place on that day so bring students, KPBSD staff, site councils, PTAs, volunteers, business your merits! This week, Vanessa Uei and Ethan Berga won the and community organizations that partner with schools, commu- “Cleanest Desk of the Week” award. This is Ethan Berga’s third week in a row winning this award! nity groups, and the public. Visit the district’s website, and follow the Will he have any competition next week? Thursday, February link on the homepage to rank attributes of importance in the next 19 is the deadline to bring in Box Tops and Campbell’s Labels superintendent, submit general comments, and for more informa- for the 3rd quarter. Collection sheets will be going out at the beginning of the tion about further opportunities for input as the process progressweek. Next month, beginning March 5, Wings will be going to es. The National Honor Society will be hosting auditions for the the Soldotna. Sports Center to ice skate for PE. The cost for annual Talent Show. The show will be on Thursday, April 2nd at that will be $5 per student. We will also be having our Lost and 6:00 PM in the SoHi Auditorium cost is $2. The show will in- Found auction that day. Spring Break will take place the next week from March 9-13. clude performing arts in the auditorium as well as the visual arts, which will be on display. Get your acts together along with your School will resume on Tuesday, March 17. C












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Bids ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID Project Name: Water Main Replacement 2015 Pre Bid Meeting: Tuesday February 24 @ 2PM Last Day for Questions: Wednesday February 25 @ 5PM Bid Due Date and Time: No later than Monday March 2 @ 2PM Scope of Work: Furnish & Install approximately 1900' of Water Main. Bidders should contact the Public Works Department at (907) 283-8236 to be placed on the plans holders list. Bids must be delivered in a sealed envelope clearly marked with the project name to the Public Works Department at the address above. Bid documents can be obtained beginning February 13 on City of Kenai website at or at City Hall for a non-refundable fee of $20.00 including sale tax for each set of documents. This contract may be subject to the provisions of the State of Alaska Title 36 Wage and Hour Administration Pamphlet Statutes and Regulations and may require 100% performance and payment bonds. PUBLISH: 2/16, 18, 2015


Public Notices CITY OF SOLDOTNA Planning & Zoning Commission Regular Meeting Agenda February 18, 2015

City Hall Council Chamber 177 N. Birch St. Soldotna, AK 99669 WORK SESSION - Immediately following the regular meeting for Mobile Device Training 5:30 PM - REGULAR MEETING CALL TO ORDER & PLEDGE Roll Call Approval of Agenda Approval of Minutes - 2/4/15 SCHEDULED COMMENTS AND PRESENTATIONS - None PUBLIC HEARINGS - None OLD BUSINESS - None NEW BUSINESS - None PUBLIC COMMENTS WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE INFORMATIONAL ITEMS- None COMMISSIONER TRAINING & EDUCATION - None REPORTS Mayor and Council City Manager/City Planner Director of ED&P Commission Comments PENDING ISSUES - None ADJOURNMENT The next regular meeting of the Soldotna Planning & Zoning is scheduled for March 4, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. For agenda items & other information, see or call the City Planner at 907-262-9107 PUBLISH: 2/16, 2015

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Traumatic breakup leaves teen looking for a lifeline DEAR ABBY: I’m a 17-year-old girl who recently broke up with my boyfriend of 2 1/2 years. During the time we were together we shared many experiences, including a miscarriage. Now he wants to be alone. He doesn’t want to date or have any relationship because he says he feels “love is different now.” I’m having a difficult time coping. I feel like I have been thrown away. I didn’t ask for such a serious commitment, but he made me believe. I am scared, depressed, anxious and no longer want to date because I don’t want to have any casual flings. My loyalty is literally killing me. I don’t know if I should change my preferences in life or learn to love me. I’m too young for this, right? — TEEN IN NEW YORK DEAR TEEN: No one is “old enough” to experience what you have and not come out of it without emotional bruises. Not knowing your former boyfriend, I’m reluctant to guess whether he is grieving the loss of the baby, or relieved that he isn’t going to have fatherhood thrust upon him and has run for the hills. But at least for the pres-

ent, accept that the relationship is over and don’t blame yourself. You could benefit from talking to a counselor about everything you have been through. I agree you are not ready to date right now and, frankly, you shouldn’t until you are more healed emotionally. If you have older, experi- Abigail Van Buren enced women in your life with whom you can talk, it’s important that you do. The feelings you are experiencing are normal under the circumstances, including your loss of self-esteem. I’m glad you have the insight to realize that you need to learn to love yourself again before re-entering the dating scene.

keep everyone happy. My father and I are both years-long smokers, which is causing major problems. Neither of us wishes to quit, and we feel it is our right to do as we please in our own home. My daughter is constantly telling her daughter to tell us she doesn’t want to live here anymore because of the smoke. Abby, they asked to move in here. She lives here for nothing, and pays nothing for food or transportation. God forbid I ask her to do something around here to help out. Who’s right? — SMOKER IN PENNSYLVANIA DEAR SMOKER: Let me put it this way. Your daughter is lucky to be living with you, thanks to your generosity. If she has a bone to pick with you, she should do it directly — not through her child. That said, because secondhand smoke isn’t healthy for children, out of love and consideration for your granddaughter, you and your father should consider designating a smoking room DEAR ABBY: My 30-year-old daughter and in your home and lighting up there, or smoking 8-year-old granddaughter have moved back home. outside. The house now holds four generations. It’s hard to Hints from Heloise

Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Feb. 16, 2015: This year you develop a strong drive to fulfill a long-term goal. If you remain focused and can endure some ups and downs, you are likely to get to that desired point. You enjoy downtime away from people, as your life tends to be somewhat hectic. If you are single, you could meet someone very special. Don’t commit until you are sure you have met the right person. If you are attached, you could seem more distant to your sweetie than you have in past years. Be aware that he or she might feel left out. Any efforts you make will be received well. A fellow AQUARIUS can be unusually willful. 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) HHHHYou have get-up-and-go.You know what you need to accomplish, and despite a pleasant distraction or two, you will do just that. Take a hard look at your patterns and your direction. Tonight: Break out of the mold; choose to do what you want. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH Make the most of what appears to be a calm day. Catch up on calls and visit with different people. You might be surprised by what a male friend or associate decides to share. Hold off on agreeing to any offers for the moment. Tonight: Out till the wee hours. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHHYou have the ability to handle problems well, as you understand that you cannot charm your way


out of all of them. You could get a brilliant idea later in the day. Pursue it, and see if it works out. You might need to make some adjustments. Tonight: A partner is overly serious. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHHTouch base with a key person on various important matters. You might feel as if you do not have the capacity to cover all the bases. Be willing to ask a partner or friend to pitch in; this person is likely to say “yes.” Tonight: Relax and visit with a loved one. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHH You have good intentions, and will dive right into tackling your todo list. A loved one who has been withdrawn could go on the warpath. Be willing to listen to what this person has to say without making judgments. Tonight: Go along with the program. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH Your imagination will help you clear away some bumps on the road of life. Someone around you could be switching back and forth from one mood to another. Observe rather than trigger. A conversation will be needed. Tonight: Head home after you visit with a pal. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH You might discover that outside elements seem to be adding a new dimension of change to your personal life. If you’re considering a home office, hold off for now. Be sure to establish boundaries if others are creating uproar. Tonight: Act as if there were no tomorrow. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH Return calls, initiate talks and

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answer emails as you try to schedule your week. Others seem highly responsive at this moment. Make a point of having a long-overdue conversation; the other party finally seems ready to talk. Tonight: You need some time away from it all. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH A change in your perspective could make all the difference in your finances. You often have a devil-may-care attitude with money. Opt for more responsibility. Be aware of how much you have withdrawn from a relationship. Tonight: Make an important call. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH Listen to a loved one who seems to be demanding your attention. You might need to hold off on making any comments for now. Try to let this person do all the talking. Given some time to reflect, you could see a change in your response. Tonight: Make your budget. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHH You will be out of sorts as you attempt to address a problem around you. Listen to your instincts rather than your desires with a money-related manner. A friend might be overly serious, but the issue very well could have nothing to do with you. Tonight: Spontaneity works. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH The daylight hours could cause you to rethink a decision. You are likely to get more information from a friend, and might realize that you didn’t have all the facts. Make time your ally and give yourself extra time to figure out the best path. Tonight: Get some R and R.

Can’t Get the Hang of This Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about restaurants and jackets: “Is there any logical reason why virtually all restaurants have no provision for hanging coats, etc.? Seems like you always have to eat with your coat draped over an adjacent chair or elsewhere. A nuisance to all, and prone to unwanted food stains!” — Thomas in Lewistown, Pa. Hi, Thomas, and thanks for writing. I can think of two possible reasons most restaurants do not have a “coat check” for patrons to use. It would be too easy for a thief to walk past the coat hanger, pick a coat and disappear. Plus, if they had a person at the coat check, that’s one more person added to the payroll. — Heloise MUSTY ARMOIRE Dear Heloise: I inherited an art deco cedar armoire. I have been living at the beach, and a few years ago I noticed a mildew odor coming from the inside. I took it inland to a drier area and left it open for a few weeks. I thought the odor was gone, but I opened it to get a jacket, and the smell is back. How can I rid this armoire of the smell? — Carole, via email Carol, you did what I would tell you to do. Repeat the airing-out process. If it still smells damp, stuff it full of crumpled newspapers and close the lid for a week or so. Of course, I must mention one of my best multiuse Heloise helpers: isopropyl or common rubbing alcohol. Put half water and half rubbing alcohol into a spray bottle marked with the ingredients. Spray with the solution, and put it back out in the sunlight to finish the job. Good luck, and please write again and tell us the outcome. — Heloise

Friday’s Answer


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5 8 7 3 9 2 4 1 6

2 9 1 6 4 7 5 3 8

9 6 5 7 1 3 2 8 4

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8 7 4 2 3 9 1 6 5

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