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TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015 Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

Vol. 45, Issue 130

Question Is this an early spring? n Yes, it sure feels like it. n No, we still have some winter left. To place your vote and comment, visit our Web site at www. peninsulaclarion. com.

In the news Warm weather forces Iditarod start off river

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FAIRBANKS (AP) — The start of the world’s most famous sled dog race has changed again. Authorities with the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race last month moved the start of the race from Willow to Fairbanks because of a lack of snow in the greater Anchorage area. Now, the race is getting a new start location within Fairbanks. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports warmer weather prompted concern that ice on the Chena River is too thin to accommodate the weight of mushers, dogs and volunteers needed at the start. Officials on Monday announced the race will move a couple hundred feet north and start on land March 9. Mushers will travel for a few miles before jumping back on the river. The ceremonial start remains in Anchorage on Saturday morning.

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Tensions flare over pipeline project House, governor at odds over AGDC role By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press

JUNEAU — Tensions flared Monday between members of the Alaska House and Gov. Bill Walker over how best to advance state efforts to secure a major gas pipeline project, with a visibly upset Walker denouncing a bill from the speaker of the House as “the most un-Alaskan thing I’ve ever seen put together.” House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, introduced legislation that would limit the role of a state-backed corporation in an alternate gas line project proposed by Walk-

er. The state has been pursuing a major liquefied natural gas project, known as Alaska LNG, with BP, ExxonMobil Corp., ConocoPhillips, TransCanada Corp. and the Alaska Gasline Development Corp., or AGDC, which Chenault and other lawmakers want to ensure remains the state’s primary focus. The bill states that the AGDC could not be involved with an alternate export or liquefied natural gas project until the earliest of three events: the state or another party withdrawing from Alaska LNG; Alaska LNG entering its next phase, a decision for which is expected next year; or July 1, 2017. It also

says the AGDC cannot market gas owned or controlled by another party without that party’s written consent. Walker held a news conference to respond to the bill, which he said would hurt the state’s negotiating position with Alaska LNG and promised a veto if it reached his desk. At times, he held up and shook a copy of the bill, scrawled with handwritten notes. Walker shook things up last month with an opinion piece AP Photo/Becky Bohrer in which he proposed increasing the size of a smaller stand- Gov. Bill Walker holds a print out of a bill introduced in the Alasalone gas line project, one ini- ka House that would limit participation by the Alaska Gasline tially aimed at providing gas to Development Corp. in an alternate gas line project during a See GAS, page A-8 news conference Monday in Juneau.

City unveils its new website Soldotna site offers more functionality By IAN FOLEY Peninsula Clarion

High winds knock out power in Kaktovik ANCHORAGE (AP) — An Alaska village on the Beaufort Sea is digging out from a weekend blizzard that featured winds approaching hurricane levels. The Saturday night storm piled snow high against doors and windows in the village of Kaktovik and knocked out power. “It was the worst I’ve ever seen,” said Flora Rexford, who has lived in Kaktovik all her life. “Dumpsters were flying around.” The National Weather Service recorded a gust of 76 mph — just into hurricane territory — 80 miles west of the village at Point Thomson, the Alaska Dispatch News, reported. The agency’s meteorologists didn’t know the wind speed at Kaktovik.

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Spotted A lynx takes a stroll down Skilak Loop Road on Sunday near Cooper Landing.

Panel considers marijuana plant limits By MOLLY DISCHNER Associated Press

JUNEAU — A House committee is trying to determine how much pot can be grown at one house. The House Community and Regional Affairs Committee will consider a 12-plant limit for each house as part of its bill addressing municipalities’ role in regulating marijuana. The voter initiative allows an individual to possess up to six plants, three of which can be mature. An aide to Rep. Cathy Til-

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ton, R-Wasilla, chair of that committee, said municipalities have raised concerns about how many plants can be grown at a household with multiple people, and the limit was meant to provide clarity. However, a memo from Legislative Affairs’ legal services division said that limiting the number of plants allowed in one home could be an infringement

of personal privacy rights and violate equal protection rights. The state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control board has also weighed in on the matter, but it came up with a different answer. In a frequently-asked-questions page on its website, the board said that each household can only have six plants, based on the state’s possession laws. In a January memo, the Fairbanks North Star Borough also recommended that the state make it clear that each individual be considered in possession of all the plants in his or her household, which would effectively

limit each house to six plants. The committee is considering the limit as part of a bill that addresses municipalities’ ability to get involved in regulating the new marijuana industry and other personal-use concerns. The bill also includes optout provisions for villages and other small communities that cannot currently prohibit the new industry under the wording of the initiative. Initiative sponsors have said they support the effort to enable those communities to opt-out. The committee is expected to discuss the bill on Tuesday.

The city of Soldotna’s website has received a makeover. The new site, which launched last week, offers a more modern version of its predecessor. It also has a new address, www. soldotna.org. “(The site is) full of increased functionality designed to connect you with the information and contact information that you need to move forward,” according to the new site. Development of the site took a little more than a year, according to Austin Johnson, planning and GIS technician for the city of Soldotna. It was created by Vision Internet, a Californiabased company that has produced more than 500 government websites in the United States and Canada, according to its website. Johnson said the city was due for a new website. “(The old site) looked like it had been around for a couple of decades,” he said. Aside from being more aesthetically pleasing, the new site provides several other benefits, including easier navigation and social media connectivity. “The coolest feature is the calendar,” he said. “We can add See SITE, page A-8

Midwest utility offers proposal to shore up Railbelt grid By ELWOOD BREHMER Morris News Service-Alaska/ Alaska Journal of Commerce

A Midwest utility company hopes to help Alaska fix its strained Railbelt electric transmission system. Xcel Energy Inc. representatives presented to the House and Senate Energy committees on Feb. 19 about ways the company could facilitate private investment in new power lines for the region. Studies commissioned by groups including the Alaska

Energy Authority have estimated $900 million to $1 billion worth of upgrades to Railbelt transmission lines is needed in the coming years to increase capacity and improve reliability. Utility leaders often point out that in some places only a single line connects the Railbelt intertie. Major transmission infrastructure upgrades in the past have been paid for at least partially with state funds. “There are two kinds of transmission problems and (the

Railbelt) has both of them,” Alaska Railbelt Utility Cooperative Transmission and Electric Co. Executive Director David Gillespie said in an interview. ARCTEC, as it is commonly known, is a utility consortium made of Chugach Electric Association, Matanuska Electric Association, Seward Electric System and Golden Valley Electric Association. First among the problems, Gillespie said, is the aforementioned lack of transmission infrastructure; and second is how existing infrastructure is manC

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aged. The six area utilities each own portions of the overall system and add a tariff to power sent through their section of lines. This leads to what is known as “rate pancaking,” when electricity sent through multiple line sections is hit with multiple tariffs. While it is done for the right reasons — each utility is simply charging for use of its property — it can inhibit what otherwise could be an economic endeavor, Gillespie said. Such rate pancaking is a

large reason why Cook Inlet Region Inc. could not make Phase 2 of its Fire Island Wind project viable, according to company representatives. The added tariffs did not make purchasing Fire Island Wind power feasible for Golden Valley Electric Association in the Interior, where electric generation is typically more expensive than in Southcentral. CIRI recently announced it has suspended plans to double the size of its 11-turbine wind farm off of Anchorage. See GRID, page A-8


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A-2 Peninsula Clarion, Tuesday, March 3, 2015

AccuWeather 5-day forecast for Kenai-Soldotna

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Cloudy with a little rain

Periods of snow and rain

Mostly cloudy, a couple of showers

A snow shower with clouds breaking

A bit of snow and rain in the a.m.

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Hi: 39 Lo: 27

Hi: 37 Lo: 25

Hi: 39 Lo: 28

Hi: 39 Lo: 21

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24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. 0.00" Month to date ........................... 0.00" Normal month to date ............. 0.05" Year to date .............................. 0.88" Normal year to date .................. 1.89" Record today ................. 0.42" (1959) Record for March .......... 3.18" (1963) Record for year ............ 27.09" (1963) Snowfall 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. .. 0.0" Month to date ............................. 0.0" Season to date ......................... 15.7"

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Today’s Forecast

(Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation)

A wedge of warm air will be accompanied by rain and thunderstorms from Texas to the Ohio Valley today. Snow will fall from Wyoming and Colorado to northern Michigan. Rain showers will dot the Southwest.

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Anchorage 40/32

Bethel 35/19

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Internet: www.gedds.alaska.edu/auroraforecast

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

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Anaktuvuk Pass 18/3

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Spacecraft nears dwarf planet By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer

PASADENA, Calif. — A NASA spacecraft is about to reach the end of a nearly eightyear journey and make the first rendezvous with a dwarf planet. The Dawn craft will slip into orbit Friday around Ceres, a dwarf planet the size of Texas. Unlike robotic landings or other orbit captures, the arrival won’t be a nail-biter. Still, Dawn had to travel some 3 billion miles to reach the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. “It’s been a roller coaster ride. It’s been extremely thrilling,” project manager Robert Mase of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory said Monday. Ceres is the first of two dwarf planets to receive visitors this year. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is barreling toward one-time planet Pluto where it will arrive in July. Dwarf planets are worlds that are spherical in shape. But unlike traditional planets, dwarf planets share the same space with other similarsized celestial objects. Launched in 2007, Dawn made the first stop of its journey at the asteroid Vesta. It beamed back more than 30,000 images of the rocky world inside the asteroid belt before heading to its final destination. Dawn began its approach

to Ceres in December, and last month it snapped pictures of the dwarf planet that revealed two mysterious bright spots inside a crater. Scientists will have to wait until the craft spirals closer to the surface in the coming months to get sharper images. It will get as close as 235 miles above Ceres’ surface, or roughly the distance of the International Space Station above Earth. Last year, European researchers not connected with the mission detected water plumes spewing from two regions on Ceres. The source of the plumes remains unclear. Deputy project scientist Carol Raymond said the shiny patches — possibly exposed ice or salt — were a surprise and could be related to the plumes. Dawn carries an instrument that should be able to detect the plumes if the surface is still active. “The team is really, really excited about this feature because it is unique in the solar system,” Raymond said of the spots. “We will be revealing its true nature as we get closer and closer to the surface. So the mystery will be solved, but it is one that’s really got us on the edge of our seats.” The $473 million Dawn mission is the first to target two different celestial objects to better understand how the solar system evolved. It’s powered by

Jury duty exemption proposed for teachers during school year JUNEAU (AP) — The House Education Committee has heard a bill that would exempt teachers from jury duty during the school year. Currently, teachers at low performing schools are exempt, but the bill from Rep. Jim Colver would extend that to all teachers. Nancy Meade from the court system said judges usually are willing to defer a teacher’s service until summer and recognize that removing a teacher from the classroom is a hardship. Educators testified in favor of the exemption and said it would ensure they could remain in their classrooms. Some said they have had difficulty receiving a deferral. The committee discussed whether they want to defer teachers until school is out or exempt them entirely. No action was taken. C

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ion propulsion engines, which provide gentle yet constant acceleration, making it more efficient than conventional rocket fuel. With its massive solar wings unfurled, it measures about 65 feet, the length of a tractor-trailer. Vesta and Ceres reside in a zone between Mars and Jupiter that’s littered with space rocks that never grew to be fullfledged planets. The two are “literally fossils that we can investigate to really understand the processes that were going on” during the formation of the solar system, Raymond said. Dawn entered orbit around Vesta in 2011 and spent a year photographing the lumpy surface and taking measurements of the second massive object in

the asteroid belt from different altitudes. Unlike rocky Vesta, Ceres — discovered in 1801 and measuring 600 miles across — is thought to possess a large amount of ice, and some scientists think there may have been an ocean lurking below the surface. Dawn will study Ceres for 16 months. At the end of the mission, it will stay in the lowest orbit indefinitely, said Mase, adding that it could remain there for hundreds of years. Scientists will get a glimpse of another icy dwarf planet this summer when New Horizons arrives at Pluto. Once considered the ninth planet, Pluto was demoted to dwarf planet in 2006, seven months after New Horizons was launched.

Clarion Question Results The Clarion question for last week was:

Do you agree with the University of Alaska Regents’ decision to raise tuition?

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Dow Jones avg..... 18,288.63 +155.93 NASDAQ................ 5,008.10 +44.57 S&P 500................ 2,117.39 +12.89 Stock prices provided by the Kenai Peninsula Edward Jones offices.

Oil Prices Friday’s prices North Slope crude: $55.62, up from $54.70 on Thursday West Texas Int.: $49.76, up from $48.17 on Thursday

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Obituary Stanley F. Thompson Stanley F. Thompson passed away on the 27th day of February, 2015 at the age of 94. He was born in Rochester, Minnesota, but grew up in Iowa. He attended Iowa Slate Teacher’s College and won the TriState Wrestling title for his weight class as well as many other top-level meets and competitions. WWII came and he went to work in a munitions plant, then joined the Army Air Corps. After the war, in 1945, he moved to Nome where he started a restaurant called the “Snack Shack.” One summer he explored and prospected along tributaries of the Noatak. Afterwards, he returned to college and graduated from Harvard with an honors degree in Geology. He worked for a time as a Soils Engineer for the Corps of Engineers at Ladd Air Force Base out of Fairbanks where he met Donnis. who later became his wife. He fished a beach site on Salamatof Beach on the east shore of Cook Inlet in late 1949, and in 1953, married Donnis and moved to Kenai. He started a building supply store known as Kenai Korners. He was a member of the Charter Commission for the City of Kenai and the first President of the Kenai Chamber of Commerce. He was appointed the U.S. Commissioner in 1953, a post he held until statehood. In 1958 he started the homesteading process on an unnamed lake in Nikiski, which he named Timberlost Lake. After family, his greatest love was his homestead. It stemmed from a childhood dream and ambition. After he sold Kenai Korners he bought and ran Peninsula Greenhouses. He also owned and fished beach sites in the Clam Gulch area in the 1960s, and owned and fished a variety of salmon drift boats in Cook Inlet starting in the 1950s and continuing at least through the 1970s. During the 1970s and 1980s he served as the Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor for a total of 10 years. He leaves his wife of 61 years, Donnis, sons Eric of Alaska and Washington, Tucker of Nikiski, and Tok of California, daughter Teri of California, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Jerry of Nikiski, and his sisters Martha of Homer and Mary of Anchorage. As per his wishes, no Memorial Service will be held. His remains will be buried on his beloved homestead by the grave of his son, Tollef, who predeceased him.

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ANCHORAGE (AP) — A 28-year-old Italian tourist was killed in Alaska when he was crushed by a chunk of ice that broke from a glacier, authorities said. Alaska State Troopers said Alexander Hellweger, of Sand in Taufers in northern Italy, died Sunday at Lake George Glacier, north of Anchorage. Hellweger was with a group of eight friends from Italy and Belgium who were vacationing in Alaska. Guides had taken seven members of the party to the backcountry by helicopter to go skiing. The party was later taken to the glacier site by helicopter. Troopers spokeswoman Beth Ipsen said the group began gathering for a photo. “Alexander was away from the group, but making his way there when the others in his group of heli-skiiers reported hearing the crack of ice as if it was going to calve,” Ipsen said in an email. “Some members of the group ran when they heard the ice start to crack. The glacier calved and a chunk fell on Alexander.” His body was recovered Monday. It wasn’t retrieved Sunday night because of diminishing light and the danger of more ice breaking.

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

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Idita-Swim at Nikiski Pool

Nikiski Pool’s annual Idita-Swim competition is March 3-April 30. Come swim or water-walk your way to fitness all Amateur radio testing offered in the spirit of the Last Great Race. Every 50-yard lap swam or The Moosehorn Amateur Radio Club will administer exams walked counts as 1 mile toward your trip to Nome. $20 admisfor entry level and upgrades fro Ham Radio Licenses starting sion fee includes an Idita-Swim T-shirt. at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Office of Emergency Management on Call 776-8800 for more information. Wilson Lane in Soldotna. Bring a photo ID and a copy of any existing license. A calculator is suggested, but not a program- STEMventure Camps planned for spring break mable type or part of a smartphone. The March club meeting The Challenger Center of Alaska in Kenai will host STEMwill be held following the exam session. For more information, contact Max at 907-394-2907 or venture Camps during spring break, March 9-13. Camps will include: Grades K-3 — Rocketry, Robotics, Simple Machines, email WA7B@aol.com. Ice Cream Engineering, StarLab, and more; Grades 4-6 — Climate Change, Careers in Science, Thermal Engineering, ForcTie One On with Trout Unlimited es and Motion, Team Building, and more. Registration is now The Kenai Peninsula Chapter of Trout Unlimited’s popular open. Interested in an all-inclusive overnight option? Please fly tying night, Tie One On, is today at 6:30 p.m., at Main Street contact the Challenger Center for additional details. ConnecTap and Grill in Kenai. tions and I.D.E.A approved vendors. Contact: summer.lazenby@akchallenger.org or 907-283-2000.

Diabetes group to learn about nutrition guidelines

W.E.L.L. class meets in Nikiski

A diabetes support group meeting for adults with diabetes and their families will be held Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Redoubt Room at Central Peninsula Hospital. The guest speaker will be Ivory Miceli, dietetic intern. She will talk about the recently updated nutrition guidelines. Please call 714-4726 if you have any questions or plan to attend.

Kenai Central classes of the 1970s reunite A mass reunion for Kenai Central High School classes of the 1970s will take place Aug. 1-2 at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. The Aug. 1 activities are from 5-11:30 p.m. and include a no-host bar, finger foods and a band. On Aug. 2, a barbecue is planned starting at 11:30 a.m. at the back portion of the arena or inside in the event of inclement weather. Advance registration for the event is $25, or $26 through Paypal. The cost will be $30 at the door. The deadline to pay in advance is June 1. Volunteers are needed for check-in and for the barbecue. Organizers are also looking for help locating classmates. Send organizers the name you went by in high school, and the year you did or would have graduated. Members of the classes of the early 1980s interested in attending also are welcome. For more information, contact Sherrie Dahlen at sad@ alaska.net, or Anna Carlson at 907-469-0490 or annasherpa@ gmail.com.

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. 10:30 a.m. • Take Off Pounds Sensibly, for all ages, meets at the Kenai Senior Center. For more information call 907-283-3451. • Toddler Story Time (18 Months-PreK) in the Children’s Area at the Soldotna Public Library. Get up and get moving with stories, songs, and silly fun that encourages your toddler’s language skills! For more information, call 907-262-4227. Noon • Alcoholics Anonymous recovery group at 11312 Kenai Spur Highway Suite 71 in the old Carrs Mall in Kenai. Call 262-1917. • Kenai Bridge Club plays party bridge at the Kenai Senior Center. Call 907-252-9330 or 907-283-7609. 12:30 p.m. • Well Elders Live Longer exercise (W.E.L.L.) will meet at the Nikiski Senior Center. Call instructor Mary Olson at 907-776-3745. 1 p.m. • Free Seated Zumba Gold at the Kenai Senior Center. New participants, active older adults, and chair-bound or limited mobility participants are encouraged. • Stress Relief QiGong Practice in the Community Room at the Soldotna library. Enjoy meditation to restore balance to the entire body. Easy and fun exercises. No previous experience or level of physical ability necessary. Parents and children are welcome! With

testimony limit. Wednesday 3:15 p.m. The House Labor & ComTuesday 8:00 a.m. merce Committee will The House Community & sponsor a public hearing to Regional Affairs Committee discuss HB 123 Establish will sponsor a public hearing Marijuana Control Board. 3 to discuss HB 75 Municipal minute testimony limit. Regulation of Marijuana; Advisory Boards. Testimony by invitation only. Tuesday 9:00 a.m. The Senate Finance Committee will sponsor a public hearing to discuss SB 6 Eliminate Daylight Saving Time and SB 30 Marijuana Regulation; Controlled Substance; Crimes; Defenses. Testimony will be taken. Tuesday 10:00 a.m. The House Special Committee on Fisheries will sponsor a public hearing to discuss HB 103 Boards Of Fish / Game Regulation Authority. Testimony will be taken. Tuesday 3:30 p.m. The House Finance Committee will sponsor a public hearing to discuss HB 72 Appropriations: Operating Budget / Loans / Funds and HB 73 Appropriations: Mental Health Budget. 2 minute

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Join W.E.L.L. (Wise Elders Living Longer) at the Nikiski Senior Center on Island Lake Road every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. for a half hour exercise class. The class originated with the Kenaitze Indian Tribe. Most of it is accomplished sitting on a chair. Mary Olson, 776-3745, is the instructor and has been doing the class for over two years. Please call with any questions.

Parenting workshops available Alaska Christian Ministries and South Central Parenting will offer Practical Positive Parenting weekly workshops from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays from March 3-April 21, with additional sessions April 28-May 21, at Peninsula Christian Center, 161 Farnsworth Boulevard in Soldotna. Workshops include family dinner and group study of family needs such as: child development; character development; communication challenges; family communication; behavior changes; positive discipline; and challenging behaviors, with activities and care for children and teens. The cost is $35.00 per family. To register call 907-2529082.

MS Society meets The MS Society meets on the second Thursday of each month. Its next meeting is from 12:30-2:30 p.m. March 12 at Heritage Place in Soldotna. For more information call Terrie Butcher at 907-756-1282 or Tim Reed at 907-252-0432.

Duane Gibson. 4 p.m. • LEGO Club (Ages 6 and up) on Tuesdays in the Community Room at the Soldotna Library. Tell your stories and build your world with Legos. Bring a friend with you and let your imagination go wild. Adult supervision needed for those under the age of 10. 6 p.m. • Weight Watchers, Woodruef Building, 155 Smith Way, Soldotna. Doors open at 5:15; joining members should arrive by 5:30; Getting Started session for newcomers at 6:30. Call 907-262-4892. 6:30 p.m. • Narcotics Anonymous “Speaking of Solutions” group at Central Peninsula Hospital, Redoubt Room, Soldotna. 7 p.m. • Lost & Found Grief Self Help Group at Christ Lutheran Church, 128 Soldotna Ave. For more information, call 907-420-3979. 8 p.m. • Narcotics Anonymous Support Group “It works” at URS Club, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Unit 71, Kenai. • AA North Roaders Group Step and Traditions Study at North Star Methodist Church, Mile 25.5 Kenai Spur Highway. Call 907242-9477. • Alcoholics Anonymous Ninichik support group at United Methodist Church, 15811 Sterling Highway, Ninilchik. Call 907-567-3574. The Community Calendar lists recurring events and meetings of local organizations. To have your event listed, email organization name, day or days of meeting, time of meeting, place, and a contact phone number to news@peninsulaclarion.com.

Friday 1:00 p.m. The House Judiciary Committee will sponsor a public hearing to discuss HB 79 Marijuana Regulation; Controlled Substance; Crimes; Defenses. Testimony will be taken.

All teleconferences are held at the Kenai Legislative Information Office, 145 Main Street Loop No. 217, Kenai, unless otherwise noted. To confirm call 283-2030 or email Kenai.LIO@akleg.gov. To watch online go to http:// alaskalegislature.tv/.


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tion, but Interior municipal governments appear to be on the same page with local marijuana rules. That’s no small feat. With little time to collaborate on rules in Fairbanks, North Pole and the borough at large, the potential existed for serious conflicts between how marijuana could be possessed and used in each of our local communities. Such an outcome would have been a headache for legal professionals to sort out and would have had impacts on local residents confused about the overlaps and discrepancies in municipal rules. Kudos to our local governments for independently coming to common-sense conclusions about what behavior is acceptable among Interior residents. The role of local government in regulation of personal possession and use of marijuana is chiefly to determine what “public use” of the drug means, as such use is barred under the language of recently enacted Ballot Measure 2. There is considerable latitude as to what is “public” under the law: clearly, property and buildings owned by state and local government would be public. But what of businesses used by the public, especially restaurants or bars where other drugs like alcohol and tobacco are allowed? What about private property in close proximity to public areas, where the drug’s use would be visible and potentially impact members of the public? In the days leading up to Feb. 24, when personal possession and use of marijuana became legal, the city of Wasilla showed just how broad municipal governments’ interpretation of their authority could be. The Wasilla city government voted Feb. 23 to ban the making of marijuana edibles, concentrates and extracts even within residents’ homes. The source of that level of regulatory authority is unclear under the law, as is the government’s ability to enforce such a ban. Had such restraints been put into effect locally, there would have been serious differences in what behavior was acceptable depending on one’s location in the greater Fairbanks area. Measures considered by local governments here didn’t conflict a great deal, but there was one major difference between city and borough ordinances as they were originally proposed. While the Fairbanks and North Pole city ordinances allowed for use on private property with consent of the property owner, borough mayor Luke Hopkins proposed that personal use not be allowed within view of public property. That’s a major distinction — if enacted, it would have barred most residents from partaking in cannabis in their yards or property outside their homes visible from public roads. The mayor’s ordinance, however, was amended to be largely in line with the North Pole and Fairbanks rules. As a result, whether you’re in Fairbanks, North Pole or anywhere else in the borough, the rules are the same: you can use marijuana in a private home or on private property so long as that property belongs to you or you have the property owner’s permission. That simplicity of law not only makes sense and jibes with Alaska sentiment about privacy and property rights, but also has the virtue of being simple enough for residents to easily understand. Despite a short timetable in which to draw up rules and a broad range of views on marijuana in general, our local governments have independently arrived at a common-sense definition of public use. Interior residents will benefit from that clarity and simplicity. — Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Feb. 28

Bibi at the barricade

The White House opposes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking to Congress, but not because the speech has political implications, coming as it does just two weeks before Israel’s March 17 election. If the administration truly had political concerns it would not have dispatched a team of Obama loyalists to Israel to help defeat Netanyahu. No, many believe the real reason the administration opposes Netanyahu’s speech is because he will tell the truth about Iran’s nuclear threat and the administration wants to cover up what could ultimately become a very bad deal. Iran wants nuclear weapons. And yet the U.S. is promoting the fiction that despite past behavior and the apocalyptic statements by its leaders, Iran will agree to stop its nuclear program. It will not. “Six powers — the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany — are negotiating with Iran toward an agreement to restrain Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for easing economic sanctions,” writes Reuters. “Netanyahu has spoken scathingly about a possible deal and says a nuclear-armed Iran would pose an existential threat to the Jewish state.” Netanyahu is right. Iran cannot be trusted to honor any agreement. Iran wants to become a global player. It wants Israel gone. No agreement meant to hamper either goal will have any lasting effect. Netanyahu’s defiance of American dictates has precedence. On June 7, 1981, Prime Minister Menachem Begin ordered the destruction of the Iraqi Osirak reactor just before it would become operational.

Letters to the Editor Establishments should have a choice in smoking rules With some age and workplace restrictions, using tobacco products in this country is legal. And, with the proper permits, selling tobacco products is legal. I suspect that the tobacco tax collected by municipalities and the state adds up to a tidy annual sum. Now I hear that there are those in Juneau that want to prohibit smoking in all public establishments. I have a problem with that for a number of reasons. As a retired military man who served nearly 25 years of honorable service to my country, including a year in Viet Nam, I don’t appreciate losing any of my rights, including the one to smoke in a veterans’ Post. Policies in veterans’ organizations and fraternal clubs are established through a democratic vote of the membership. If the majority of members smoke and want to do so in their own Post then what gives anyone the right to prohibit that? Further, I have been in several Posts, both American Legion and VFW where the bartenders also smoke.

The attack occurred three weeks before Israel’s June 30 election. There were the predictable denunciations from all quarters about how the attack would hurt the “peace process,” which has never existed, but Cal Thomas privately Reagan administration officials were said to have cheered Israel’s actions. President Obama and the State Department are on the wrong side of history and public opinion when it comes to Iran and the threat it poses to global stability. BloombergView.com cites a Paragon Insights poll conducted for The Israel Project, a pro-Israel group, which found that 51 percent disapprove of Obama’s foreign policy, 41 percent approve. A wider margin — 43 percent to 25 percent — approve of Netanyahu speaking to Congress and 47 percent oppose the way the president has handled the Netanyahu address, Just 32 percent are in favor. Other polls, including one by CNN/ ORC, which Israel supporters say is flawed, found that 63 percent of those Americans surveyed were opposed to the Netanyahu visit. It isn’t just American public opinion that mostly opposes the president on Netanyahu and Iran. Pro-U.S. regimes in much of the Arab world understand the existential threat they face against a nuclear Iran. These nations — Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Oman, Qatar, Jordan and Egypt — are regarded as apos-

Veterans’ clubs are typically not open to the public. Bartenders are prohibited from selling alcohol to non-members by statute. Members can bring non-member friends in for a drink or Friday night steak dinner, but the member must buy all drinks for the guest. If the legislator(s) concerned with stopping smoking want a resolution to their conception that people shouldn’t be exposed to secondary smoke, whether guests or employees, they should consider another approach that seems fair to all. Create a statute that requires a sign be posted at the entrances to all establishments. The sign would read: THIS IS A SMOKING ESTABLISHMENT, or, THIS IS A NONSMOKING ESTABLISHMENT. This change should be acceptable because it allows those who want to enter to know if they will or won’t be subjected to secondary smoke. It also allows those seeking employment to know the same information before applying. Finally, it gives the owner the choice to make the decision for his or her establishment to be smoking or nonsmoking. Dean Hill Sterling

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tates by Iran’s theocratic rulers who view them as targets, not fellow Muslim neighbors, possibly because Iran has become the world’s number one exporter of terrorism, including to these countries. These nations are not convinced by the president’s laughable contention that “the world is less violent than it has ever been.” Compared to what? There are none so blind as those who will not see. The Obama administration should open its eyes to a world that is aflame. President Obama’s defenders say he, not Congress, should shape foreign policy, but that’s not what the Constitution says. The State Department acknowledges: “The United States Constitution divides foreign policy powers between the President and the Congress so that both share in the making of foreign policy. The executive and legislative branches each play important roles that are different but that often overlap. Both branches have continuing opportunities to initiate and change foreign policy, and the interaction between them continues indefinitely throughout the life of a policy.” Former ABC newsman Ted Koppel once said: “Our society finds truth too strong a medicine to digest undiluted. In its purest form, truth is not a polite tap on the shoulder. It is a howling reproach.” Israel’s prime minister should offer such a howling reproach to America’s disastrous policy with Iran and the administration’s failure to tell the truth about the threat should Iran go nuclear. Email Cal Thomas at tcaeditors@tribpub.com.

Kenai River conservation efforts long overdue A tree fell in the woods and made a noise and Les Palmer did not hear it. He witnessed dead canaries floating down stream and said nothing. He could have been a voice on the Kenai-Soldotna advisory committee, spoke out against the Dan Coffey fish board when the king escapement was lowered from 14,000 to 9,000, or opposed an in-river derby, supported in-river limits, protected the river and the king salmon when there was still something to protect. Simply put if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. The comment, “spread the conservation efforts equally” advances the presumption of equality. When one component of the fishery has been limited for 3 1/2 decades and the other component of the fishery remains over-promoted and unlimited the presumption of equality is little more than a far flung fantasy. Nothing but jacks clog the weir the feds operate. Is there enough genetic brood stock left to launch any kind of king salmon rebound? This has gone on for a long time, your voice a squeak, your outrage weak. John McCombs Ninilchik

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Business Business News Chambers set schedules n The Soldotna and Kenai Chambers of Commerce will host a joint luncheon at noon today at the Kenai Visitors Center. A panel-based discussion on Merit-Based Judicial Selection & Retention in Alaska with Senior Judge Elaine Andrews, Susanne DiPietro, Executive Director of the Alaska Judicial Council, and Don McClintock with Justice Not Politics Alaska will discuss key features of Alaska’s Judiciary Article of the Constitution, how the Judicial Council operates and the importance of fair and impartial courts. RSVP to 283-1991 or 262-9814. n The Soldotna and Kenai Chambers of Commerce will host a joint luncheon at noon Wednesday at the Kenai Visitors Center. A presentation on Economic Impact Report Findings by Dennis McMillian of The Foraker Group is planned. RSVP to 283-1991 or 262-9814.

Heritage Place meets higher rating standards The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that the Star rating system for nursing homes is being changed, to raise the standards required to achieve a Star rating from one to five stars. Twenty-eight percent of the nursing homes in the nation previously rated at Five Stars were expected to lose one or two stars under the new rating system. The Star rating of nursing homes is based on three components: results of the annual state survey, staffing levels and performance on 11 quality measures. Heritage Place achieved a Five Star rating in April 2012 and has maintained that rating since then. The impact of the new rating system on Heritage Place was unknown at the time CMS made the initial announcement. On February 20, the revised rating results were released. Four of the 17 nursing homes in Alaska previously had Five Star overall ratings (Heritage Place, Denali Center, South Peninsula Hospital and Valdez) and they remain at the Five Star level under the new rating system. However, Heritage Place not only maintained an overall Five Star rating, but increased from a four to a five Star rating on quality measures. Heritage Place is the only nursing home in Alaska to achieve Five Stars in all three components of the overall rating (Surveys, Staffing and Quality Measures).

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Homer Electric Association is accepting nominations from members interested in running for a seat on the cooperative’s Board of Directors. The cooperative’s Board is made up of nine directors, three from each of the three districts that make up the service area. This year, the District 1 (Kenai-Nikiski-parts of Soldotna) seat held by Kenai resident David Thomas will be on the ballot. In District 2 (Soldotna-Sterling-Kasilof area) the seat currently held by Soldotna resident Dave Carey will be up for election. In District 3 (Kasilof-Homer-Seldovia area), HEA members will vote for the seat currently held by Jim Levine of Homer. HEA directors are elected by district, with members voting only for the director in their respective district. Members interested in being on the ballot must fill out a Candidacy Packet that requires the candidate to gather at least 15 signatures from current HEA members that live in the district where the candidate resides. The Candidacy Packet is available at HEA offices in Kenai and Homer and online at www.homerelectric.com The deadline to submit the Candidacy Packet is 5 p.m. on March 6. Completed packets can be dropped off at either the Kenai or Homer HEA office. Ballots will be mailed out to HEA members on April 3, and the results will be tabulated and announced at the Annual Meeting on May 7 at Homer High School. For additional information contact Joe Gallagher at 907-283-2324

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

Small business series offered Small business workshops will be offered in Fairbanks and by webinar around the state. The series is hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, UAF Community and Technical College and the Alaska Small Business Development Center. Extension economic development specialist Kathryn Dodge said the workshops will provide guidance to small business owners interested in starting or expanding their businesses. Participants may attend one or all of the workshops. Topics include: — Creating a one-page business model canvas, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 12 Anyone who wishes to connect by desktop may contact Dodge at 907-474-6497 or kdodge@alaska.edu. Each class costs $25. Register online at http://bit.ly/cesworkshops. See details about the classes at www.uaf.edu/ces.

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Business caters to sweet tooths By IAN FOLEY Peninsula Clarion

For Bobbi England and her husband Steve, life is pretty sweet. On Monday, the two owners of Kenai Catering held the grand opening of their new shop in Kenai, Gotta Have Desserts. The shop specializes in a variety of treats, including baby cakes, hand dipped truffles, caramels, pecan pie and even an exclusive candy bar — the Gotta Have Caramel Crisp Bar. Kenai Mayor Pat Porter was on hand to cut the ribbon of the new business located inside the old Kenai Merit Inn building. “I’m always excited to see brand new businesses in town,” said Porter. Bobbi England said that Gotta Have Desserts has been years in the making. “I’ve been collecting equipment for 10 years to do this,” she said. “It’s just been a dream of mine.” More than a year ago, the couple acquired their current facility and have been renovating it ever since. England said that while Kenai Catering has been successful, having Gotta Have Desserts will expand their customer base. “With opening the dessert shop, we are able to present

cally, but customers have to follow the shop on Twitter to know when they will be on sale. England said that without her staff, opening the new shop wouldn’t have been possible. “My staff is over the top amazing,” she said. “They are all just as excited about this as I am. They’ve worked really hard to do everything.” While Bobbi England is excited about the opening of her dessert shop, she has bigger plans. In the near future, she plans to open the Iditarod Cafe next to Gotta Have Desserts. “We’re going to be known for the best burger on the peninsula,” she said. With three separate and unique entities — Gotta Have Desserts, Kenai Catering and the Iditarod Cafe — England is confident that she will have something for everyone. “It’s the trifecta of food,” England said. England said other possibilities include partnering with local movie theaters for a dinner and a movie special, and girls’ night out events. Photo by Ian Foley/Peninsula Clarion “As far as I see it, the sky is Cakes and treats fill the display case at Gotta Have Desserts the limit,” she said. “It’s pretty on Monday in Kenai. cut and dry — there is no limit to what we can do here.” more dessert varieties to not England said that the shop Reach Ian Foley at ian.foonly our clients, but to custom- will be flexible with its menu ers that we haven’t catered to, offerings. She said that they will ley@peninsulaclarion.com. yet,” she said. even have fresh donuts sporadi-

‘Shark Tank’ contestants say no, still thrive “What they crave over everything including money and wealth is autonomy,” Rutherford says. Entrepreneurs who appear on the show are likely hoping for both a cash infusion and control of their companies, says Harvard Business School professor Noam Wasserman. But the money doesn’t guarantee success, and having an investor may be an unpleasant experience. “You could end up with the worst of both worlds,” he says.

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer

NEW YORK — With the cameras rolling, Daniel and Stephanie Rensing accepted an offer from a “Shark Tank” investor. But after they had time to think about it, they changed their minds. Annual revenue for their company, The Smart Baker, is close to $1 million, up from $130,000 before their March 2012 appearance on the ABC reality TV show. “Not doing the deal and having that exposure was probably the best scenario for us,” says Daniel Rensing, CEO of the Rockledge, Florida, company which sells aprons, parchment paper and other baking equipment. Dreams of investor money have induced more than 150,000 businesses to apply to be contestants on “Shark Tank,” where entrepreneurs pitch to cast members including Barbara Corcoran, founder of a prominent New York real estate brokerage; Daymond John, founder of the clothing company FUBU; and Robert Herjavec, founder of the technology conglomerate Herjavec Group. Entrepreneurs may be all smiles when they get an offer on the show, but the deals aren’t set in stone. Negotiations start soon after episodes are taped. Contestants can walk away if they don’t like the terms. “When we shake hands on a potential deal on Shark Tank, the romance runs high and everyone’s excited about what could be,” Corcoran says. “In the end, the entrepreneur is in charge.” During the first five seasons, 374 contestants appeared on TV and investors made 190 offers,

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In this Feb. 22 photo, Daniel Rensing, left and his wife Stepha- Not afraid to say no nie, owners of The Smart Baker, pose with their first product, When Mona Weiss and Scott an apron with upside down measurement conversions, at their warehouse in Rockledge, Fla. Annual revenue for their compa- Shields pitched their company, ny is close to $1 million, up from $130,000 before their March Eco Nuts, on an episode that aired in October 2012, Her2012 appearance on the reality TV show “Shark Tank”.

“Nobody likes to be turned down, especially me,” she says. The Smart Baker has thrived without her money. In the following year, revenue grew to $600,000. The episode also helped the company get noticed by Food Network and other media. Reruns provide a sales bump. But a “Shark Tank” deal isn’t just about money; it also brings expertise and mentoring from a pro. The Rensings don’t dwell on what they might have missed by not sticking with Second thoughts Corcoran. Corcoran offered $75,000 “There is always the ‘what for 40 percent of The Smart ifs,’ but we don’t let that get to Baker, and a 5 percent sales us,” Daniel Rensing says. royalty, during the 2011 taping. During negotiations the Rens- The right move? ings, disagreed with Corcoran Some contestants may turn about the target market. “We were sticking to our down offers because they feel guns on the market we served,” there are more important things than getting investors, says Rensing says. Corcoran says she was dis- Matthew Rutherford, an entreappointed, but she knows a re- preneurship professor at Oklajection is an occupational haz- homa State University who has studied “Shark Tank” pitches. ard on “Shark Tank.” according to ABC. Forty-eight contestants turned down offers during taping, executive producer Clay Newbill says. They haven’t tracked how many deals fell apart during negotiations. The producers ask entrepreneurs and investors to make their best efforts to close deals, Newbill says. “But we understand, just as in the real world, the reality is that not all deals will close,” he says.

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javec offered $175,000 for 50 percent. Weiss and Shields, who wanted to sell a 15 percent stake for that amount, said no on the spot. “It was a terrible deal, really awful. No one would give up half their company for less than they make in a year,” Weiss says. The Lawndale, California, company, which makes laundry detergent from berries, was on track for $250,000 in revenue in 2012. A spokeswoman for Herjavec, Erin McLean, says he does not comment on deals or offers that are closed. Some people told Weiss and Shields they were foolish. “They said, ‘it was a lot of money, you should have taken that,’” Weiss says. But being on “Shark Tank” put Eco Nuts on a faster track to its current success. Revenue, now over $1 million, grew so much the company moved to manufacturing space five times bigger than its original factory.


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Iraq launches operation to retake Tikrit By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press

BAGHDAD — Backed by Iranian-supported Shiite militias, Iraqi forces launched a large-scale offensive Monday to retake Saddam Hussein’s hometown from the Islamic State group, the first in a series of campaigns to try to reclaim large parts of northern Iraq from the Sunni extremists. Previous attempts to capture the symbolic city have failed, and hours into Monday’s operation, the military said it still hadn’t entered Tikrit, indicating a long battle lies ahead. Retaking it will help Iraqi forces secure a major supply link for any future operation to retake Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city which has been under militant rule since June. State-run Al-Iraqiya television said that forces were attacking from different directions, backed by artillery and airstrikes by Iraqi fighter jets. It said the militants were dislodged from some areas outside the city, but several hours into the operation, it gave no additional details. Tikrit, the provincial capital of Salauhddin province, 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Baghdad, fell to the Islamic State group last summer, along with Mosul and other areas in the country’s Sunni heartland. U.S. military officials have said a coordinated military mission to retake Mosul will likely begin in April or May and involve up to 25,000 Iraqi troops. But the Americans have cautioned that if the Iraqis aren’t ready, the offensive could be

‘Right now we are not providing any air power to support the Iraqi operation in the city of Tikrit. We did note the Iraqi government’s statements that they are emphasizing minimization of collateral damage, and we are continuing to monitor it.’ — Army Col. Steve Warren, Pentagon spokesman delayed. The U.S.-led coalition launching airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group was not involved in the Tikrit operation, Iraqi officials said. A Pentagon spokesman, Army Col. Steve Warren, said the U.S. was alerted to the offensive before it started Monday but was not asked to provide air power. “Right now we are not providing any air power to support the Iraqi operation in the city of Tikrit,” Warren told reporters in Washington. “We did note the Iraqi government’s statements that they are emphasizing minimization of collateral damage, and we are continuing to monitor it.” Iraqi forces apparently have the help of Iranian Gen. Ghasem Soleimani, the commander of the elite Revolutionary Guard’s Quds Force, who arrived two days ago, the Iranian semi-official Fars news agency reported. The powerful general has emerged as the chief tactician in Iraq’s fight against the Sunni militants, working on the front lines alongside dozens of advisers from his country’s Revolutionary Guard to direct Shiite militiamen and government

forces in the smallest details of battle. Fars also reported drones were flying over Tikrit, without identifying whether they were Iranian or Iraqi. The military commander of Salahuddin region, Gen. AbdulWahab al-Saadi, told state TV fighting was taking place outside Tikrit mainly on its eastern side. “Until this moment we have not entered the city,” al-Saadi said. “God willing, we will enter, but we need some time as planned. ... God willing, victory will be achieved and Salahuddin will be turned into a grave for all terrorist groups.” Tikrit is an important test case for Iraq’s Shiite-led government, which is trying to reassert authority over the divided country. Islamic State fighters have a strong presence in the city and are expected to put up fierce resistance. Past attempts to retake Tikrit have failed, as Iraq struggles with its armed forces, which collapsed in the wake of the Islamic State group’s offensive last summer. The offensive comes as momentum has begun to shift

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In this Sunday, April 13, 2003 photo, a statue of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is seen as the streets are nearly deserted in central Tikrit, Iraq. Backed by allied Shiite and Sunni fighters, Iraqi security forces on Monday began a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein’s hometown from the Islamic State extremist group, state TV said, a major step in a campaign to reclaim a large swath of territory in northern Iraq controlled by the militants.

since Iraqi soldiers, backed by airstrikes from the U.S.-led coalition, took back the nearby refinery town of Beiji in November. Any operation to take Mosul would require Iraq to seize Tikrit first because of its strategic location for military enforcements. Iraq is bitterly split between minority Sunnis, who were an important base of support for Saddam, and the Shiite majority. Since Saddam was toppled in a U.S.-led invasion in 2003, the Sunni minority has felt increasingly marginalized by the Shiite-led government in Baghdad, and in 2006 long-running tensions boiled over into sectarian violence that claimed tens of thousands of lives. While state TV said Shiite

and Sunni tribal fighters were cooperating in Monday’s offensive, Tikrit is an important Sunni stronghold, and the presence of Shiite forces could prompt a backlash among Sunnis. The Iraqi military is heavily dependent on Shiite militias that have been accused of abusing Sunni communities elsewhere in Iraq. Hours after the offensive began, the U.N. special envoy in Iraq appealed to warring groups to avoid attacking civilians. “Military operations reinforced by international and Iraqi air support must be conducted with the utmost care to avoid civilian casualties, and with full respect for fundamental human rights principles and humanitarian law,” Nickolay Mladenov said in a

statement. Monday afternoon, a gasoline tanker rigged with a bomb exploded as soldiers and Shiite militiamen tried to dismantle it in the village of al-Jalam south of Tikrit, killing seven troops and wounding 15, police and hospital officials said. Al-Jalam, a farming area that has been a stronghold of Sunni militants, is located outside the Sunni city of Samarra, 95 kilometers (60 miles) north of Baghdad. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to journalists. Ahead of the operation, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, a Shiite, called on Sunni tribal fighters to abandon the Islamic State extremist group, offering what he described as “the last chance” and promising them a pardon. “I call upon those who have been misled or committed a mistake to lay down arms and join their people and security forces in order to liberate their cities,” al-Abadi said Sunday during a news conference in Samarra. His comments appeared to be targeting former members of Iraq’s outlawed Baath party, loyalists to Saddam, who joined the Islamic State group during its offensive, as well as other Sunnis who were dissatisfied with Baghdad’s Shiite-led government. Saddam, whose Sunnidominated government ruled the country for some two decades, was executed after his ouster. Tikrit frequently saw attacks on U.S. forces during the American occupation of the country.

Snowy Boston starts removing parking-space savers By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press

BOSTON — Bostonians have another reason to be steamed about this winter of epic snow: The city is starting to remove the lawn chairs, milk crates, coolers and other stuff that people put on the street to reserve the parking spaces they’ve dug out. Garbage haulers began collecting the “space savers” Monday after Mayor Marty Walsh declared an end to the longstanding practice — at least until the next major storm. Boston has been slammed with more than 8 1/2 feet of snow this season, including about 3 inches Sunday night, and more is on the way later this week. The city is just a few inches away from its snowiest winter in history. In South Boston, the working-class neighborhood where the wintertime battles over parking spots are legendary, some complained the ban on space savers is coming too soon. Southie residents fear the nasty

parking disputes that have pitted neighbor against neighbor will only get worse. “Some people think they own these spots,” said Heidi Labes, who keeps her family’s two spots reserved with traffic cones. In tightly packed Boston neighborhoods — and, for that matter, in other snowy cities where parking on the street is a problem even in the best of circumstances — homeowners use space savers to enforce the unwritten rule of the urban jungle: If you shoveled it out, it’s yours. Drivers who violate spacesaver etiquette risk returning to find hostile notes on their windshields, fresh snow piled on their cars, and even smashed windows, keyed doors and flattened tires. Typical space savers include orange traffic cones, beat-up lawn chairs, coolers and garbage cans. Stuffed animals, dolls and a tattered golf bag were among the more colorful items left on Boston streets this winter.

A recycling-truck operator in Roxbury who would identify himself only as Mason said he recently saw a toilet bowl holding down a parking spot. This winter, he added, seems to have brought out more threatening messages than years past. A traffic cone bore this message: “I am a resident and if you value your car, don’t take my space.” In general, space savers are allowed on Boston streets up to 48 hours after a storm. But many of the objects have been out at the curb for more than a month because city officials largely turned a blind eye to the practice as storm after storm hit Boston. Kaline Mulvihill and Ben Peters, who moved to Boston last summer from Syracuse, New York, said the city should do away with space savers altogether. “It’s stupid that you can claim spots in the first place,” Mulvihill said. “It should be a free-for-all.” In the city’s Roxbury section, some placed the blame

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squarely on the city. “If we had better snow removal, then we would have no a need for space savers,” said the Rev. Larry Green, a pastor at the Timothy Baptist Church. “The people have a responsibility to be neighborly, but the city also has a responsibility to create an environment where they can be neighborly.” In Philadelphia, where residents similarly use shopping carts and other objects to protect shoveled-out parking spaces, the police department regularly tweets humorous warnings against the illegal custom under the hashtag “NoSavesies.” One, featuring a picture of Elsa from the Disney movie “Frozen” holding an orange traffic cone, urged residents upset about people parking in their spots to “Let it go.” “We have a long winter ahead of us, and we’re prepared to put out as many ridiculously bad memes as necessary to get folks to shovel and share,” the department said in a Facebook post. Somerville, a Boston sub-

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In this Feb. 23 photo, cones save parking spaces on a neighborhood street in South Boston. Officials typically turn a blind eye to the lawn chairs, orange cones and assorted bric-a-brac Bostonians use to reserve a parking space after clearing it of snow. That ends Monday, with an order from City Hall to remove space savers, reigniting the ugly parking wars that have pitted neighbor against neighbor.

urb, doesn’t allow space savers either, and residents have been putting up signs this winter to remind neighbors that they don’t tolerate the bare-knuckle tactics parts of Boston are notorious for.

“How should we be behaving? LIKE RATIONAL, LEVEL-HEADED ADULTS,” the bright green signs read. “So should we be slashing tires? NO. And should we be bashing in windshields? NO.”

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Around the World Obama-Netanyahu relations never promised happily-ever-after WASHINGTON — This was never happily-ever-after waiting to happen. When President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took office early in 2009, there were plenty of reasons to expect their relationship would be difficult. The cerebral president and the brash prime minister have stark differences in personality, politics and world view. Still, few could have predicted the downward spiral of backbiting, lecturing and outright name-calling that has occurred. Start with the differences between Obama and Netanyahu, add in disagreements over Iran’s nuclear program, a Republican-led Congress trying to assert itself and the coming Israeli elections, and it becomes “the perfect storm of potential broken crockery in the U.S.-Israeli relationship,” says the Wilson Center’s Aaron Miller, who was a Mideast adviser and negotiator for Republican and Democratic administrations.

Tourism on rise in Malaysia in 2014 despite aura of tragedy from double plane disasters KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Two airplane catastrophes put Malaysia on the map in a bad way in 2014. But they didn’t hurt the country’s tourism, and the higher visibility may even have helped: visitor numbers had their strongest growth in years. For the past decade, Malaysia has run an elaborate campaign to market itself abroad as an ideal Asian destination, touting a multiethnic culture, lush rainforests and pristine beaches. Despite the effort to internationalize, its tourism industry still relies heavily on tightly-packed neighboring Singapore and in a renewed push the government had designated 2014 as “Visit Malaysia Year.” So when Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing with 239 people on board en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, it put the global spotlight on Malaysia and seemingly dealt a blow to its tourism strategy. A double whammy came four months later when a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. Tourism, however, grew at its fastest pace since 2008. Figures for all of 2014 haven’t been released yet but the January-October data shows 22.9 million visitors, a jump of nearly 10 percent from a year earlier. That far outpaced 2.5 percent growth for the same period in 2013 and a 0.7 percent rise in 2012. The full year growth rates for those two years are close to the 10-month figures.

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LOS ANGELES — In a fatal encounter captured on video, three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a man on the city’s Skid Row during a struggle over one of the officers’ guns, authorities said. The graphic video widely circulated on social media within a few hours of the incident Sunday brought attention to the death of the man who wound up wrestling with police amid the tents, sleeping bags and trash of Skid Row, where many of the city’s homeless stay. The three officers, one of whom is a sergeant, shot the man as they struggled on the ground for control of one of the police officer’s weapons, after a stun gun proved ineffective, LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith said. The officers had been responding to a report of a robbery. Police said they planned to use the video in their investigation. Smith said the department would attempt to amplify the video’s sound and pictures to figure out exactly what happened.

Driven away during downturn, construction workers return to find jobs have changed ORLANDO, Fla. — As Florida’s housing market tanked seven years ago, construction worker David Rager saw jobs dry up. So he left construction, along with 2.3 million others nationwide during the economic downturn, and got a job installing traffic signals and street lights. “I couldn’t afford to sit at home for a month here and a month there,” said Rager, 53. Now Rager is back in construction, working with a crew on a custom-built home in Orlando, framing walls “and doing a little bit of everything.” In the past four years, hundreds of thousands of workers have returned to construction, making it among the nation’s fastest growing job sectors. In the busiest markets, there aren’t enough construction workers to keep up with the pace of building. In a recent survey of more than 900 contractors by Associated General Contractors of America, 83 percent said they were having trouble filling craft positions. The most difficult positions to fill were carpenters, roofers and equipment operators. Given the amount of building going on, “it’s going to be interesting because we’re going to have a labor shortage here in South Florida,” said Scott Moss, president of Moss & Associates, a South Florida-based construction firm with offices in California, Texas, Georgia, South Carolina and Hawaii.

By JAMIE STENGLE Associated Press

DALLAS — The Dallas hospital that treated the first patient to be diagnosed in the U.S. with Ebola lied to Congress when it said its staff was trained to handle the deadly virus, a nurse who contracted the disease contends in a lawsuit filed Monday. Nina Pham, who was an intensive care unit nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, says after being told last fall that she would be treating a patient suspected of having Ebola, “the sum total” of information she was given to protect herself was “what her manager ‘Googled’ and printed out from the Internet.” She says in her lawsuit that the day after getting that information, the patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, tested positive for the disease. Duncan, who contracted Ebola in his native Liberia but started showing symptoms during a trip to the U.S., later died at the hospital. Pham, 26, and another nurse who treated Duncan, Amber Vinson, contracted the disease but recovered. In a statement released through her lawyers, Pham said she felt she had no choice but to sue the hospital’s parent company, Texas Health Resources. “I was hoping that THR would be more open and honest about everything that happened at the hospital, and the things they didn’t do that led to me getting

‘I was hoping that THR would be more open and honest about everything that happened at the hospital, and the things they didn’t do that led to me getting infected with Ebola.’ — Nina Pham, intensive care unit nurse infected with Ebola,” she said. Wendell Watson, a company spokesman, said Texas Health Resources is optimistic that the matter can be resolved. He would not address specific allegations in the lawsuit about statements a hospital official made to Congress. The lawsuit describes a chaotic situation at the hospital, where nurses scrambled to decide what kind of personal protective equipment to wear “without any formal guidance or training” from their supervisors. The lawsuit says Texas Health Resources “wholly failed to ensure that appropriate policies, procedures, and equipment were in place.” Clear drop cloths were taped to the ceiling and walls of the hallway to create a makeshift containment facility, nurses had to dispose of hazardous waste — a job they weren’t trained for — and hazardous material placed in the room next to Duncan’s was allowed to pile up, the lawsuit alleges. On the first day Pham treated Duncan, when Ebola was suspected but not yet diagnosed,

she wore a regular isolation gown, double gloves, a surgical mask with a plastic shield and double booties. She says her hair and neck were exposed and that she wasn’t given disposable scrubs or a change of clothes to wear home, so she went home in the scrubs she wore while treating Duncan. After his diagnosis, nurses put on hazmat suits with double gloves and added “chemo gloves” and taped them to the suit. They also added a personal respirator they covered with a gown. These decisions, the lawsuit said, were made without any guidance or training by supervisors. Pham says that after Duncan died, she was told that what she had worn was safe and that she had no risk of contracting Ebola. So, confident in what hospital officials told her, she spent time with friends and family. Pham also accuses Dr. Daniel Varga, the chief clinical officer and a senior executive vice president for Texas Health Resources, of making “numerous patently false statements” in testimony he gave to a congressional sub-

committee. She says he falsely claimed that the hospital was trained to manage Ebola and that he misrepresented the type of protective equipment that nurses wore at various times while caring for Duncan. Varga testified that as the Ebola epidemic worsened over the summer, the hospital system began educating doctors, nurses and other staff on the virus’ symptoms and risk factors. He said that included directing all hospitals to have a plan on how to care for patients with Ebola-like symptoms. A hospital statement from Oct. 1, 2014, the day after Duncan tested positive, stated that it had “a robust infection control system and our staff is trained and prepared to take care of patients with a variety of infectious diseases,” including Ebola. Pham’s allegations echo those of other nurses. Nurse Briana Aguirre told NBC’s “Today” show in the fall that when their infectious disease department was asked about protocol, the response was that they didn’t know and would get back to them. National Nurses United, the nation’s largest nurse’s union, said in the fall that staff treated Duncan for days without the correct protective gear, that hazardous waste piled up the ceiling and that protocols constantly changed. In her lawsuit, Pham also contends that she was an unwitting pawn in its public relations campaign to restore its reputation.

Woman with slain critic didn’t see killer By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press

MOSCOW — The 23-yearold Ukrainian model who was with slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov tearfully recounted Monday their last dinner in a chic Red Square restaurant and their walk onto a nearby bridge — but said she did not see the gunman who pulled the trigger. The emotional account by Anna Duritskaya came amid a swirl of speculation about who was responsible for the highprofile assassination and what it means for Russia. While state-run and Kremlin-controlled media focused on a theory that the killing was a provocation aimed at staining President Vladimir Putin, his critics are holding the Russian leader responsible for creating an atmosphere that encouraged the crime by fanning nationalist, anti-Western sentiments and vilifying the opposition. Duritskaya said she has been questioned extensively by authorities. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said she has flown home to her native Ukraine, the Interfax news agency reported late Monday. In her first public comments since the killing, Duritskaya said in an interview with Russia’s independent Dozhd television that she waited for Nemtsov to meet

‘I didn’t see the man. I turned round and all I saw was a light-colored car. I saw neither the brand nor the license plate of the car that was driving away.’ ­— Anna Duritskaya, Ukrainian model her Friday night at the Bosco Cafe, a pricey restaurant in the former GUM department store on Red Square. He had just given a radio interview in which he had slammed Putin’s “mad, aggressive policy” on Ukraine. They dined and then walked across a bridge near St. Basil’s Cathedral, heading for Nemtsov’s apartment across the Moscow River from the Kremlin, she said, her eyes welling with tears. Duritskaya said didn’t see the man who shot Nemtsov, only a car speeding up. “I don’t know where he came from, but he was behind,” she said of the gunman. “I didn’t see the man. I turned round and all I saw was a light-colored car. I saw neither the brand nor the license plate of the car that was driving away.” After Nemtsov was shot, she saw a snowplow approaching them on the bridge and she said she asked its driver how to call police. The driver gave her the

Supreme Court case could upend efforts to take partisan politics out of electoral map WASHINGTON — In a reversal of the usual worries about political influence on electoral map-making, the Supreme Court is being asked to let raw politics play an even bigger role in the drawing of congressional district boundaries. The court hears argument Monday in an appeal by Republican lawmakers in Arizona against the state’s voter-approved independent redistricting commission for creating the districts of U.S. House members. A decision striking down the commission probably would doom a similar system in neighboring California, and could affect districting commissions in 11 other states. The court previously has closed the door to lawsuits challenging excessive partisanship in redistricting, or gerrymandering. A gerrymandered district is intentionally drawn, and sometimes oddly shaped, to favor one political party.

Ukraine’s leader pushes for intl peacekeeping mission to ensure cease-fire in war-torn east KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s president has a signed a decree opening the way to a formal request for international peacekeepers to be stationed in eastern regions where government forces are battling Russian-backed separatists. President Petro Poroshenko’s office said Monday the appeal for a contingent of peacekeepers will be addressed to the United Nations and the European Union. His office gave no specific details on the mission’s composition or any timetable for it but Russia is strongly against the idea. Fighting has waned substantially in eastern Ukraine in recent days as a cease-fire deal forged last month increasingly takes effect, but both sides have complained of sporadic violations. The U.N. human rights office on Monday raised its toll of the fighting, saying more than 6,000 people have died since the conflict began in April. — The Associated Press C

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number, then drove away, she added. TV Center, a station controlled by the Moscow city government, broadcast a poor-resolution video from a web camera that it said showed Nemtsov and Duritskaya shortly before he was killed. A vehicle that TVC identified as a snowplow moved slowly behind the couple, obscuring the view of the shooting. TV Center then circled what it said was the suspected killer jumping into a passing car. The video, which could not be independently verified, contradicted the initial statement by police, who said Nemtsov was shot from a passing car. Investigators said they are looking into several possible links for Nemtsov’s slaying, including an attempt to destabilize the state, Islamic extremism, the Ukraine conflict and his personal life. They have offered a reward of 3 million rubles (nearly $50,000) for any information.

Tens of thousands of supporters marched Sunday through central Moscow in a silent tribute to Nemtsov. Others mourned him in St. Petersburg and other European cities. Putin quickly sent condolences to Nemtsov’s 86-year old mother, promising her that the perpetrators of the “vile and cynical murder” will be brought to justice. State television stations focused on allegations that Russia’s enemies could be behind the hit, following comment by Putin’s spokesman that the president saw the attack as a “provocation” aimed to destabilize the country. Chechnya’s Moscow-backed strongman, Ramzan Kadyrov, openly blamed Western special services. Kremlin critics pointed out that the site of the killing is one of the most heavily secured parts of the Russian capital, packed with police, plainclothes agents and security cameras. “The choice of place in front of the Kremlin ... points at the perpetrator’s sense of impunity and his link to law enforcement structures,” opposition lawmaker Ilya Ponomaryov wrote in his blog. “It was made for a picture: a prominent Russian opposition leader lying dead with the Kremlin stars and St. Basil’s Cathedral as the backdrop.”


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to it, and people can filter by category.” The site’s calendar allows people to add city meetings to their personal iCalendar, Yahoo Calendar or Google Calendar. Johnson said the calendar not only saves people time, it will help advertise community events. People will also be able to access meeting agendas more easily. The new site is also designed to run on mobile devices, including phones and tablets. Johnson said the new site has been running smoothly so far, and there haven’t been any unusual problems. “There’s always that learning curve trying to learn how to use the software, but it’s a huge step forward,” Johnson said. “I’m really excited about it.” The city hasn’t received a

‘(The old site) looked like it had been around for a couple of decades.’ — Austin Johnson lot of feedback about the site, but Johnson said that’s normal, because most people don’t check a government website on a regular basis. However, with a modern site, coupled with social media, Johnson said more and more people will know what’s happening in the city. “(The website) is a really good communication tool,” he said. “People have the right to know what’s going on with their city government, and this is a good way to facilitate that.” Reach Ian Foley at ian.foley@peninsulaclarion.com.

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Xcel’s plan would have the Minneapolis-based utility invest as a primary transmission company, or TRANSCO, in a Railbelt upgrade. The area utilities could then invest as much as they wanted and take an equivalent percentage ownership in the infrastructure, Xcel Vice President of Transmission Teresa Mogensen said. “We would propose that we could facilitate and lead that collaborative transmission ownership approach, but everybody maintains ownership of their own assets,” Mogensen said to the House Energy Committee. It’s a structure the company is currently implementing with utilities in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin as part of a long-term transmission upgrade process. She said Xcel is willing to invest “to the extent that additional investment is desired.” Xcel could use its experience in pulling together multiple utilities run as public, cooperative, and private entities to expedite buildout, Mogensen said. n On Feb. 14 at 12:46 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a four-door sedan for a traffic violation and contacted the driver, William Dirks, 32, of Kenai, and a passenger. Investigation revealed Dirks to be driving under the influence of alcohol, after showing impairment on Standard Field Sobriety Tests. He was arrested, and a search of his person revealed him to be in possession of oxycodone without a prescription. Dirks was then also charged with fourthdegree misconduct involving a controlled substance and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail. n On Feb. 13 at 8:18 a.m., Soldotna police responded to Soldotna High School for a student found in possession of marijuana. A 16-year-old Soldotna male was arrested for fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons, after he was also found to be in possession of a knife. The juvenile was taken to the Kenai Peninsula Youth Facility. n On Feb. 13 at 1:49 a.m., Soldotna police contacted Colleen Stuller, 56, of Soldotna, and arrested her on an outstanding failure to appear warrant. She was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail. n On Feb. 11 at 3:54 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on the Kenai Spur Highway at Birch Street. Michael D. Lassley, 24, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving while license revoked and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $500 bail. n On Feb. 16 at 11:35 p.m., Kenai police arrested Amanda L. Richmond, 33, of Kenai, for violating conditions of release, stemming from a Feb. 15 case. Richmond was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. n On Feb. 15 at 12:09 a.m., Kenai police conducted a routine traffic stop on Kenai Spur Highway at Walker Lane. As a result, Darren Nikolai, 34, of Soldotna, was issued a summons for driving while license suspended. He was released from the scene. n On Feb. 14 at 3:11 a.m., Kenai police conducted a routine traffic stop on the Kenai Spur Highway near Safeway. The driver, Crim Alexie, 33, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

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Alaskans, and turning into a project that would be capable of exports in case Alaska LNG faltered. Walker wrote that whichever project was first to produce a “solid plan” with conditions acceptable to the state would get the state’s full support. Or, he said, the two projects might be combined at some point. Walker said the state would continue to pursue Alaska LNG. But he said that companies involved in the project have competing projects of their own and it’s appropriate for the state — which has seen a long history of fits and starts on gas line projects — to not pin all its hopes on that one project. Chenault and other major-

A report on what this type of TRANSCO structure could mean for Railbelt is due to the Regulatory Commission of Alaska in late June. Cheryl Bredenbeck, a transmission investment director for Xcel, said alignment between policymakers, utilities and regulators was essential to the company’s similar projects Lower 48. Consensus between the three groups seems to be forming in Alaska as transmission reliability concerns continue to grow. Bredenbeck noted that in 2005 the Minnesota Legislature provided tax incentives to utilities that invested in transmission upgrades. Mogensen suggested Xcel would be a particularly good partner for a TRANSCO because it is a one-stopshop for nearly every aspect of the extensive project. “We have in-house capability that is somewhat unique for electric utilities to carry our all aspects of the transmission investment — engineering, design, construction, planning — the whole array,” she said. Wisconsin-based American Transmission Co. has also expressed interest in developing a Railbelt TRANSCO. Mogensen said her company also

Police reports n On Feb. 17 at 10:54 a.m., the Alaska State Troopers Bureau of Highway Patrol, South Central Team, responded to a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report of erratic driving between Miles 74 and 86 of the Sterling Highway. The vehicle was located on Breezewood in Sterling near Mile 86 of the Sterling Highway and identified as a black 2013 Ram 1500. Investigation revealed that Franklin Scott, 20, of Kenai, was in possession of methamphetamine, Buprenorphine, and a semi-automatic pistol. Alicia Forbes, 24, of Soldotna, was identified as the driver of the vehicle during the time of the initial REDDI complaint. Scott was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail on the charge of fourthdegree misconduct involving a controlled substance and on $500 bail for fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and also without bail for second-degree misconduct involving weapons. Forbes was issued a mandatory court citation for negligent driving and released on scene. n On Feb. 17 at 1:41 p.m., troopers stopped a green 1997 Ford pickup for a moving violation near Mile 102.0 of the Seward Highway. Investigation revealed that Brittany Foster, 23, of Kenai, possessed less than one ounce of marijuana. She was issued a misdemeanor citation for sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and released. n On Feb. 17 at about 10:00 p.m., Kenai police responded to a report of an assault in the VIP subdivision. Officers arrived and contacted all parties involved. After investigation, John H. Maestas, 43, of Kenai, was arrested for two counts of third-degree assault and one count of fifth-degree criminal mischief and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility pending arraignment. n On Feb. 17 at about 1:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted Brandon Chilton, 26, at his Homer residence and arrested him on two outstanding warrants for the charges of false information and minor consuming alcohol. He was taken to the Homer Jail. n On Feb. 17 at 5:26 p.m.,

ity lawmakers say they have gotten no greater clarity on Walker’s alternate proposal and are worried about the proposal casting a shadow of uncertainty over Alaska LNG. With a bill, there’s more opportunity to get information about Walker’s plans and to have a fuller discussion, he and others said. “With all respect, this is what the Legislature does,” said Rep. Mike Hawker, R-Anchorage, adding later: “We are trying to conduct the public’s business in the public.” Hawker is one of the co-sponsors of Chenault’s bill. House Majority Leader Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage, also a co-sponsor of Chenault’s bill, said she and the other bill supporters stand ready to work with Walker. Walker said again Monday that he has gotten no pushback from the companies involved in Alaska LNG, including Exxon,

has experience managing power from multiple generation sources, which could also be beneficial in unifying the Railbelt grid. Southcentral power is generated primarily from natural gas, but hydro, coal, oil and wind are used throughout the Railbelt. Each source has its own set of characteristics that must be melded into the grid. “We badly need additional transmission infrastructure,” Gillespie said. “We recognize that the state’s ability to fund that infrastructure surely isn’t what it used to be and that we’re going to be needing to look for new and more creative ways to finance that infrastructure. The introduction of entities like Xcel and (American Transmission Co.) are things we need to be taking a serious look at.” Each utility owning a percentage of the overall transmission infrastructure, rather than a defined segment, would likely require a governing body known as a unified system operator, or a USO. It would be made up of a board of industry experts. As Mogensen described: The Legislature sets energy policy and the RCA implements that policy. The function of the USO is to have independent sys-

troopers were patrolling in Anchor Point, when they observed a green Mercedes sedan entering the highway without stopping. They stopped the vehicle, a green, 1991, Mercedes, at the Anchor Point Petro Express and identified the driver as Mark Grosdidier, 64, of Anchor Point. A check in the Alaska Public Safety Information Network revealed that Grosdidier’s privilege to drive was suspended for failure to maintain liability insurance. Troopers issued Grosdidier a misdemeanor citation for driving while license suspended. n On Feb. 13 at about 9:20 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a red Ford Escort for an equipment violation near the intersection of Pioneer Avenue and Kachemak Way in Homer. Investigation revealed that the driver of the vehicle, a 16-year-old male, of Anchor Point, was driving the vehicle without a validly licensed adult 21 years of age or older, which is a violation of his instruction permit. He was issued a criminal citation for driving in violation of instruction permit and released. The vehicle was released to a licensed driver. n On Feb. 18 at 12:07 a.m., Kenai police responded to Pirate Lane on a report of underage drinking. A male juvenile, 16, of Kenai, a female juvenile, 15, of Kenai, and Joshua A. Duperron, 18, of Kenai, were each issued a summons for minor consuming alcohol. n On Feb. 18 at about 6:10 p.m., Kenai police contracted Krystyna M. Carpenter, 31, of Kenai, and issued her a summons for driving while license revoked and driving on a limited license. n On Feb. 17 at about 10:00 p.m., Kenai police responded to a report of an assault in the VIP subdivision. Officers arrived and contacted all parties involved. After investigation, John H. Maestas, 43, of Kenai, was arrested for thirddegree and fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), and fifth-degree criminal mischief (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial pending arraignment. n On Feb. 13 at about 9:20 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a red Ford Escort for an equipment violation near the intersection of Pioneer Avenue and KacheC

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with whom he recently met. An Exxon spokeswoman declined to comment. Walker said he would continue with his gas line plans “until we’re stopped.” Miles Baker, vice president of external affairs and government relations for the AGDC, said the AGDC would have to be directed by its board to pursue a project with greater capacity, and he thinks that Walker would have to clarify or rescind an administrative order that he signed late last year halting new spending for the stand-alone project. Walker recently appointed three new members to the AGDC’s seven-member board, which also includes two of his commissioners. The appointees are subject to legislative confirmation. Baker said the AGDC’s legal counsel also is looking at whether a law change is needed for the AGDC to pursue a larg-

tem control that makes the most sense for the system as a whole without the influence of dominating special interests. The USO would dispatch the most economically viable power at any time to the extent possible. Such a system allows independent producers and utilities to live side-by-side, she said. Independent power producers in the state have contended some utilities have refused to buy economically viable power in order to keep control of the overall system. The utilities claim integrating small amounts of seemingly cheap power can be more expensive than the producers claim, particularly if the generation source is highly variable, such as wind. The RCA is handling a docket that proposes to change power purchase requirements for utilities and House Bill 78, currently in the House Energy Committee, would outline more a favorable regulatory framework for independent power producers. With distinct transmission ownership boundaries gone, the USO would set a single flat tariff and the money generated would be paid proportionally to the invested utilities. Gillespie said ARCTEC supports

mak Way in Homer. Investigation revealed that the driver of the vehicle, a 16-year-old male, of Anchor Point, was driving the vehicle without a validly licensed adult 21 years of age or older present, which is a violation of his instruction permit. He was issued a criminal citation for driving in violation of instruction permit and released. The vehicle was released to a licensed driver. n On Feb. 19 at 4:34 p.m., the Bureau of Highway Patrol, Kenai Peninsula team conducted a traffic stop on a 1989 red Dodge Truck after observing the driver not wearing a seat belt. Investigation revealed that the driver, Nicole L. Heitzman, 19, of Soldotna was in possession of marijuana. Heitzman was issued a misdemeanor citation and released on her own recognizance. n On Feb. 19 at 5:41 p.m. Alaska State Troopers Dispatch received a call stating that three adult males, Bryce Clark, 19, of Wasilla, Phillip Ling, 19, of Wasilla, and Patrick King, 18, of Nikiski, were on Mount Marathon and needed assistance. Investigation revealed that Phillip Ling had been injured and needed assistance off the mountain. Seward Fire responded but was unable to es-

er-scale project. Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, said he supports Walker’s approach and is not sure that Chenault’s bill would have the support needed to pass the Legislature. The dustup follows a decision by members of the House Finance Committee last week to strip provisions related to Medicaid expansion from the operating budget. Walker, who has made Medicaid expansion a priority, has resisted calls from leaders of the GOP-led House majority to introduce a bill of his own on expansion and said there’s an expansion bill from minority Democrats already pending in the House. Many lawmakers see Medicaid expansion as a major policy call that would be better addressed through committee hearings on a stand-alone bill and say Walker should lead the charge.

a unified system operator because it would eliminate rate pancaking and probably be required to successfully manage a TRANSCO. “Even without additional infrastructure (a USO) will allow improved economics within the system,” Gillespie said. However, keeping the board completely independent might be difficult in Alaska. “We believe that in a perfect world that all of the (USO) board members are independent because it is the clearest and most transparent way to do things,” Gillespie said. In the Lower 48, unified system operator boards are usually comprised of retired industry representatives from other states that have no vested interest in the participating utilities or power producers, according to Gillespie. He questioned how many such individuals are available in Alaska. At least initially, Gillespie said, he foresees a Railbelt USO board made up of equal parts utility, independent producers, consumer and other interests to keep a level playing field. Elwood Brehmer can be reached at elwood.brehmer@alaskajournal.com.

cort them down the mountain, due to icy, steep terrain. The Rescue Coordination Center was contacted, and they hoisted them off the mountain and took them to the Seward Hospital. n On Feb. 21 at 9:53 a.m., the Bureau of Highway Patrol, Kenai Peninsula Team, responded to Cabin Lake Road at the intersection of Interlake Road in Nikiski for a report of a two-vehicle collision. Investigation revealed that the driver of a gray 1990 Chevrolet Suburban slid through a stop sign and collided into the passenger side of a gray 2006 Chrysler van. The driver of the Chevrolet, a 17-year-old male, of Nikiski, was issued a misdemeanor citation for driving in violation of an instruction permit, no motor vehicle insurance and failure to exercise due care to avoid a collision. The operator of the Chevrolet Suburban was identified by his Washington operator’s license as William Robinson Baker, 34, of Kenai. Baker had his four children in the vehicle at the time of the collision. Emergency Medical Services took one child to Central Peninsula Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. All parties reported to have been wearing their seat belts, and both vehicles were drivable.

n On Feb. 20 at about 3:50 p.m., the Bureau of Highway Patrol, Kenai Peninsula Team, conducted a traffic stop on a blue 2014 Chevrolet Malibu for a moving violation near Mile 98 of the Seward Highway. Investigation revealed that Christopher B. McClelland, 29, of Pineland, Texas, was operating the motor vehicle with a suspended operator’s license for a Department of Motor Vehicles points system violation. McClelland was issued a misdemeanor citation for driving while license suspended. He and the vehicle were released to a responsible driver. n On Feb. 14 at 8:24 p.m. troopers and Central Emergency Services responded to a report of a person lying in the roadway at Mile 103 of the Sterling Highway. Investigation revealed that Laura Ludvick, 49, of Soldotna, was intoxicated. Ludvick was placed into protective custody. During transport, Ludvick became violent inside an Alaska State Troopers K-9 patrol vehicle. While being transferred to a different vehicle, Ludvick assaulted troopers. Ludvick was taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $2,250 bail on charges of harming a police dog, assault, two counts of harassment and disorderly conduct.

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Heat win edgy game over Suns in Dragic reunion By The Associated Press

MIAMI — Tyler Johnson scored a career-high 26 points, Goran Dragic added 21 against his former team and the Miami Heat beat the Phoenix Suns 115-98 on Monday night in a game that included two third-quarter altercations. Hassan Whiteside finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds before getting ejected for Miami, which got 16 points and nine assists from Dwyane Wade. P.J. Tucker had 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Suns, who also got 20 points from Eric Bledsoe. Markieff Morris and Brandon Knight scored 13 apiece. The story line was supposed to be Dragic facing the club that traded him to Miami last month, amid hurt feelings on both sides. Emotions boiled over instead.

In all, there were five player technicals, three ejections and two flagrant fouls assessed in the third quarter alone, the 12 minutes of play needing 42 minutes to complete. Morris was ejected for a flagrant-2 foul against Dragic in the third quarter, and Whiteside and Alex Len were both tossed later in the period after getting tangled up under the Miami basket.

final period. Jack, however, calmly ran the clock down and shot over him as the Nets won their first game at home since Feb. 6. Brook Lopez had 26 points and Deron Williams 22 for the Nets. Andrew Bogut scored 16 for Golden State, but Klay Thompson shot 3 for 17. He was 1 of 9 on 3-pointers and finished with seven points. Alan Anderson scored 16 for the Nets, who had played eight in a row on the road since beating New York at Barclays Center on Feb. 6, a 24-day stretch between NETS 110, WARRIORS 108 home games that ranked as the longest in NEW YORK — Jarrett Jack made a franchise history. tiebreaking jumper with 1.1 seconds left and Brooklyn overcame Stephen Curry’s CLIPPERS 110, stirring fourth-quarter comeback attempt TIMBERWOLVES 105 to beat Golden State. Curry brought the Warriors back from MINNEAPOLIS — Chris Paul had 10 points down with under 4 minutes left 26 points and 14 assists, and Los Angeles to tie it, but couldn’t get a final shot off allowed only one field goal in the fourth after Jack’s jumper. quarter to outlast Minnesota. Curry finished with 26 points, 18 in the J.J. Redick scored 18 points before

getting ejected in the fourth and DeAndre Jordan had 12 points and 18 rebounds, his ninth straight game with at least 15 boards. Glen Davis scored 12 points off the bench to help the Clippers get their seventh win in nine games. Ricky Rubio had 18 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for the Timberwolves, who were missing starters Nikola Pekovic and Kevin Martin. Minnesota went 1 for 14 in the fourth quarter.

RAPTORS 114, 76ERS 103 PHILADELPHIA — DeMar DeRozan scored a season-high 35 points, Lou Williams had 21 and Toronto snapped a five-game losing streak with a win over Philadelphia. Raptors coach Dwane Casey gave slumping All-Star and Philadelphia native Kyle Lowry another night off to rest. Even without their leading scorer in the lineup for the second straight game, the Raptors

won for the first time since Feb. 20. Patrick Patterson scored 15 points for Toronto, and Greivis Vasquez added 12.

MAVERICKS 102, PELICANS 93 DALLAS — Richard Jefferson tied his season high with 16 points, seven during a 16-0 Dallas run early in the third quarter, and the Mavericks raced past New Orleans. The 34-year-old Jefferson made his fifth consecutive start in place of small forward Chandler Parsons, sidelined with a sprained left ankle, and hit five of six field goal attempts. The Mavericks were led by Monta Ellis with 20 points. Rajon Rondo added 19 points, 15 in the first half. The Pelicans, who entered on a five-game winning streak that equaled their longest in the last four years, were paced by Norris Cole with 19 points off the bench. Eric Gordon added 18 and Tyreke Evans 17.

Trade deadline arrives for NHL By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer

New York Rangers general manager Glen Sather struck the first bold move of the weekend by acquiring playmaking defenseman Keith Yandle in a trade with the Arizona Coyotes. By the time NHL trade deadline struck a day later on Monday, many of Sather’s Eastern Conference-contending counterparts responded with a series of moves to address their needs. “Anybody got a crystal ball around?” Sather asked, in response to whether he was prepared to predict the Rangers’ chances of reaching the Stanley Cup final for a second consecutive year. “It was nice to get there. And I hope we can do C

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Texas’ Isaiah Taylor, left, and Baylor’s Royce O’Neale, right, chase a loose ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday in Austin, Texas. Texas won 61-59 in overtime.

Virginia wins, Texas teams spar Cavaliers take ACC while seven players ejected in Texas fight By The Associated Press

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Anthony Gill scored 17 points to lead four Virginia players in double figures and the secondranked Cavaliers beat Syracuse 59-47 on Monday night to capture the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title for the second straight year. The offensively challenged Orange (18-12, 9-8) had averaged 58 points in the three previous games, two of them losses. Virginia (28-1, 161) entered the game leading the nation in scoring defense (50.1) and had limited three opponents — Rutgers (26), Harvard (27) and Georgia Tech (28) to fewer than 30 points. Mike Tobey, Malcolm Brogdon, and London Perrantes, playing with a broken nose, all scored 10 points for Virginia.

It was the final game of his college career for Syracuse center Rakeem Christmas, whose breakout season ended with 10 points and only four rebounds, well below his averages, as Virginia commanded the glass 42-20. Trevor Cooney had 14 points on 5-of-12 shooting to lead Syracuse. Tyler Roberson had 10 points, while Michael Gbinije had just eight on 2-of11 shooting, only the second time in conference play he hasn’t been in double figures. Texas 61, No. 14 Baylor 59, OT AUSTIN, Texas — Isaiah Taylor made a tear-drop shot in the lane with 4.8 seconds remaining to give Texas the overtime victory, snapping Baylor’s four-game winning streak and the Longhorns’ four-game losing streak.

Texas (18-12) improved to 7-10 in the Big 12 with one game remaining, keeping its hopes for an NCAA tournament bid alive. Last season, Oklahoma State became the first Big 12 team to get an atlarge bid with a losing conference record (8-10). Baylor (22-8, 10-7) had a chance to tie, but Kenny Chery’s shot was blocked by Myles Turner with 1 second left. Seven players from both teams were ejected in the overtime for leaving the bench during a brief skirmish between Taylor and Baylor’s Royce O’Neale. Demarcus Holland led Texas with 12 points. Kendal Yancy scored 11, one more than Javan Felix, who began the overtime with a 3-pointer. Taurean Prince led Baylor with 17 points. Rico Gathers had 12 points and 11 re-

bounds. No. 17 Iowa St. 77, No. 15 Oklahoma 70 AMES, Iowa (AP) — Georges Niang had 20 of his 23 points in the second half and Iowa State rallied from a 21-point deficit to snap a twogame losing streak. Monte Morris had 19 points for the Cyclones (21-8, 11-6 Big 12), who maintained their shot at a share of the conference title following one of the wilder league games in years. Oklahoma raced to a 19-point halftime lead. But Iowa State scored 22 straight points in just over 5 minutes and outscored the Sooners 5933 in the second half. Buddy Hield had 26 points for the Sooners (20-9, 11-6), who shot just 32 percent in the second half in losing for just the second time in 10 games.

that again.” But, Sather added, “there are a lot of teams that are going to think the same thing we’re thinking now.” On a day that featured 24 trades involving 43 players, the Montreal Canadiens countered by acquiring Edmonton defenseman Jeff Petry and Buffalo forwards Brian Flynn and Torrey Mitchell. Pittsburgh stocked up on veteran defense with Ian Cole and Ben Lovejoy. Boston shook up a sputtering team with forwards Brett Connolly and Max Talbot. The New York Islanders acquired Tyler Kennedy from San Jose, and shored up their goaltending depth behind Jaroslav Halak by landing Sabres starter See DEALS, page A-10

Sharks shut out Habs with Smith By The Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Ben Smith scored just hours after being acquired by San Jose in a deadline deal and the Sharks shut out Montreal for the third straight meeting in a 4-0 win over the Canadiens on Monday night. Joe Pavelski, Matt Irwin and Patrick Marleau also scored for the Sharks, who snapped an eight-game home losing streak by beating the top team in the Eastern Conference. Alex Stalock made 20 saves for his fourth career shutout and first win since Jan. 6 at Minnesota. That performance followed Antti Niemi’s two shutouts against the Canadiens last year, giving San Jose three straight shutouts against a single opponent for the second time in team history. BLACKHAWKS 5, HURRICANES 2 CHICAGO — Jonathan Toews had two goals and assisted on Marian Hossa’s score as Chicago rolled to its third win in four games. Brandon Saad scored his 20th to reach that mark for

the first time in his career and Marcus Kruger also connected for the Blackhawks. Toews increased his total to 21 goals. Corey Crawford made 27 saves for Chicago and lost his bid for a second straight shutout when Carolina’s John-Michael Liles scored at 4:29 of the third period. Alexander Semin also scored late in the third for the Hurricanes, who snapped a three-game winning streak. RANGERS 4, PREDATORS 1 NEW YORK — Mats Zuccarello and Derick Brassard both had two assists, and the New York Rangers rebounded from a rare regulation loss and sent the NHL-leading Nashville Predators to their season-worst third straight defeat. Marc Staal, Chris Kreider, Dominic Moore and Rick Nash had goals for the Rangers to make it a successful debut for defenseman Keith Yandle, acquired Sunday from Arizona. Cam Talbot stopped 25 shots to improve to 9-2-2 in place of injured No. 1 goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who turned 33 on Monday.

NFL teams make franchising decisions in late hours By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer

NFL games have begun for 2015. Don’t bother checking out your Sunday Ticket, though. This is not football the teams are playing, it’s tag. Monday was the deadline for franchises to decide whether to hold onto key players who are pending free agents by giving them the franchise or transition tag. The alternative: letting them hit the open market on March 10. A lot more goes into tagging than simply wanting to hold on to a standout or a budding star. There’s nearly as much game-planning for it as there is for an opponent during the season. Teams ask themselves: —What position does he play and how much is the tag for that position? —Should we use the exclusive franchise tag, when no other team can

approach the player? Or go with the non-exclusive, allowing other teams to pursue the player, but with the original team able to match any offer, or decline and gain two first-round draft picks? —Should we go with the lower transition tag, in which other teams can set the market for a player and if the contract is not matched, there is no compensation when the player walks? —What is our salary cap situation? Does it make sense to commit so much money to one player? Is he that much of a difference maker? This year, the Lions decided not to tag Ndamukong Suh, an All-Pro defensive tackle and, when on his game, a wrecking ball on the field. Among the reasons could be his penchant for unacceptable on-field behavior — there’s always the chance Suh could go off during a game and wind up with a suspension for his actions. More likely, Detroit looked at the

salary cap implications of tagging Suh for nearly a $27 million cap hit because of his previous contract restructuring. The Lions felt adding to the huge price tags on receiver Calvin Johnson and quarterback Matthew Stafford would preclude the team from improvements in several other areas. No team wants to commit more than 30 percent of its cap spending to three players — unless those players have won championships for the franchise. Most teams prefer to stay under 25 percent for its top three players. Stafford has a salary cap hit of $17.7 million in 2015, and Johnson is at $20.5 million. Detroit still might sign Suh to a long-term deal, and it could avoid the hefty one-year cap hit with some creativity over a span of a few seasons. That room for creativity doesn’t exist with franchise-tagged players. Kansas City bit hard and put the non-exclusive tag on linebacker Justin C

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Houston. Except Houston might want to be considered a defensive end: the tag at that position is nearly $1.7 million higher. While the Chiefs negotiate with Houston’s agents, they also must find ways to trim salaries. That shouldn’t be too difficult; much harder will be dealing with a potentially long holdout by Houston if the sides can’t agree on which position the league’s leading sackmaster plays. And how much he is worth. The Giants had an easier decision in franchising defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul. When healthy and motivated, he’s a force, as his 12 1/2 sacks and 21 quarterback hits for a weak defense showed in 2014. He also had 16½ sacks in 2011, and is only 26. With Steve Spagnuolo returning as defensive coordinator, New York will build again around the pass rush. Pierre-Paul is the foundation. Denver also had little choice with

tagging receiver Demaryius Thomas at $12.823 million. With Peyton Manning likely to return this season, the Broncos had no option but to keep his top target — particularly with tight end Julius Thomas and wideout Wes Welker unsigned. It’s also more probable the Broncos can get a long-term deal done with Thomas — the deadline is July 15 — and they have some flexibility under the salary cap, with around $150 million available thanks to unspent carryover money from 2014. Dallas, as expected, tagged its All-Pro receiver, Dez Bryant. The Cowboys are in a tight spot because they have little maneuverability for 2015 if they can’t get a long-term agreement with Bryant. Failing to do so could mean losing AP Offensive Player of the Year DeMarco Murray, the league’s top running back — just when the Cowboys have become a championship threat again.


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Michal Neuvirth. And Detroit entered the trading mix. A day after acquiring Erik Cole from Dallas, the Red Wings added Devils defenseman Marek Zidlicky. “The growth of our team and the growth of our younger players, I guess, sent a message to me that we’ve got a good team,” Red Wings GM Ken Holland said. It was no different in the West, where Anaheim, St. Louis and Minnesota each made several trades to counter moves other contenders made last month. Anaheim acquired defensemen James Wisniewski, Simon Despres and Korbinian Holzer and center Michael Sgarbossa in four separate deadline deals Monday “Hopefully we’re capable now to compete against most of the teams in our conference,” GM Bob Murray said despite his team holding a 12-point edge atop the Pacific Division. The Blues made three trades to acquire defensemen Robert Bortuzzo and Zbynek Michalek, and forward Olli Jokinen. Minnesota, clinging to the West’s second wild-card spot, added veteran defenseman Jordan Leopold and two-way forward Chris Stewart. Other highlights from Monday: ADDITION WITHOUT SUBTRACTION Forward Max Pacioretty was pleased Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin added three players without altering the Atlantic Division-leading team’s chemistry. Montreal gave up a combined four draft picks and minor-league prospect Jack Nevins. “We’re getting rewarded for our good play right now,” Pacioretty said. “I think (Bergevin) saw a couple of areas he can improve on but not change things too much.” NO SALE The Toronto Maple Leafs’ long-expected purge of highpriced talent failed to material-

ize. “We did as much as we could. We just hoped for more,” Maple Leafs general manager David Nonis said after being limited to making just two moves, none of which included forwards Joffrey Lupul and Tyler Bozak, or defenseman Dion Phaneuf. “Today, there weren’t deals that were there for any of our players that made sense for us.” HAPPY HOMECOMING Columbus Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen was pleased to fulfill Jordan Leopold’s daughter’s request in sending the veteran defenseman to his native Minnesota. The trade for defenseman Justin Falk and a 2015 fifthround pick was completed just as 11-year-old Jordyn Leopold’s letter asking for her father to be dealt began circulating online. “The deal was already done when I saw it. Almost simultaneously,” Kekalainen said. “But that’s a touching letter. We wanted to do the right thing with Jordan Leopold.” OFF THE BOARD Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello, a pending unrestricted free agent, was a candidate to be traded before signing a four-year contract extension on Monday. He followed up the signing by getting two assists in a 4-1 victory over Nashville. “This is where I want to be, and I want to be a part of this team,” said Zuccarello. FLAME OUT The Calgary Flames mostly stood pat despite announcing that captain Mark Giordano will miss the remainder of the season with a torn biceps muscle. The injury to the Norris Trophy candidate occurred during a 3-1 at New Jersey last week. “It’s ripped all of our guts right out, that’s what it’s done,” GM Brad Treliving said. Calgary’s only trade on Monday was dealing 2011 firstround draft pick Sven Baertschi, to Vancouver for a secondround draft pick in 2015. AP Hockey Writer Ira Podell and Sports Writers Josh Dubow, Rusty Miller, Dan Gelston, Will Graves, Noah Trister, Dave Campbell and Greg Beacham contributed to this report.

Harrington wins Honda Classic By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Even in the midst of a drought so long it looked as though Padraig Harrington’s best golf was behind him, he never stopped working. Harrington won the rain-delayed Honda Classic in a playoff Monday with a 5-iron that settled 3 feet away on the par-3 17th, a shot that put so much pressure on Daniel Berger that the 21-year-old rookie got a little out of rhythm and hit into the water. There were other key moments in a final round filled with a series of splashes. Ian Poulter, staked to a threeshot lead in a final round that took two days to complete, hit five balls in the water on four holes that cost him six shots. He finished one shot out of the playoff. Patrick Reed was tied for the lead until he found the water on the 15th hole, and then bogeyed the next two holes. Not even Harrington was immune. With a one-shot lead, he badly missed his 5-iron on the 17th hole in regulation, went into the water right of the green and made a double bogey to fall one shot behind. Then, the 43-year-old Irishman made a 15-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th hole for an even-par 70 to force a playoff with Berger, who started the final round nine shots be-

hind and closed with two birdies for a 6-under 64. It was hard to keep track of who was coming and going until Harrington posed with the crystal trophy. Lost in all those theatrics were two moments away from the action. A week ago, Harrington shot a 76 in the third round at Riviera to fall deep out of contention. “It was an early start, everybody was tired and I heard a couple of players say, ‘I’m finishing for the day and I’m not going to practice,’” Harrington said. “I really wanted to leave. I said, ‘No, I’ll go down to the range.’ And I found something down there. Again, nothing to do with my technique. I found something to do with my focus, and I got a little bit of peace. And probably for 50 percent of the time this week, I had peace out on the golf course. “I definitely was in a better place.” And then Sunday night, when the final round was halted by darkness, Harrington went back to work. He missed a pair of short putts in the seven holes he played and fell four shots behind. He had gone through the yips in 2012, and part of him was fearful they might show up again at the worst time. So he was on the putting green at dark, rolling in putts and reminding himself that it was a strength.

Scoreboard basketball NBA Standings

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Ark.-Pine Bluff 64, Jackson St. 62 Sam Houston St. 76, Cent. Arkansas 49 Stephen F. Austin 83, Incarnate Word 62 Texas 61, Baylor 59, OT

Atlantic Division W L Toronto 38 22 Brooklyn 25 33 Boston 23 34 Philadelphia 13 47 New York 12 46 Southeast Division Atlanta 47 12 Washington 34 26 Miami 26 33 Charlotte 24 33 Orlando 19 42 Central Division Chicago 37 23 Cleveland 37 24 Milwaukee 32 27 Indiana 25 34 Detroit 23 36

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WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division Memphis 42 16 Houston 41 18 Dallas 40 22 San Antonio 36 23 New Orleans 32 28 Northwest Division Portland 39 19 Oklahoma City 33 27 Utah 23 35 Denver 20 39 Minnesota 13 46 Pacific Division Golden State 46 12 L.A. Clippers 40 21 Phoenix 31 30 Sacramento 20 37 L.A. Lakers 16 42

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Monday’s Games Toronto 114, Philadelphia 103 Miami 115, Phoenix 98 Brooklyn 110, Golden State 108 L.A. Clippers 110, Minnesota 105 Dallas 102, New Orleans 93 Tuesday’s Games L.A. Lakers at Charlotte, 3 p.m. Boston at Cleveland, 3 p.m. Sacramento at New York, 3 p.m. Houston at Atlanta, 3:30 p.m. Washington at Chicago, 4 p.m. Utah at Memphis, 4 p.m. Milwaukee at Denver, 5 p.m. All Times AST

Men’s College Scores EAST Virginia 59, Syracuse 47 SOUTH Boston College 66, Virginia Tech 59 Delaware St. 85, Hampton 75 Howard 61, Norfolk St. 59, OT MVSU 66, Grambling St. 62 McNeese St. 70, Lamar 69 NC A&T 67, Bethune-Cookman 50 NC Central 62, Savannah St. 49 Nicholls St. 89, New Orleans 79, OT Northwestern St. 92, SE Louisiana 79 Prairie View 67, Alabama St. 65 Texas Southern 77, Alabama A&M 75

Women’s College Scores EAST Bryant 55, CCSU 53 Fairleigh Dickinson 84, Sacred Heart 75 St. Francis (NY) 73, LIU Brooklyn 49 St. Francis (Pa.) 90, Mount St. Mary’s 87 Wagner 66, Robert Morris 60 SOUTH Alabama St. 60, Prairie View 42 East Carolina 67, UCF 57 Hampton 78, Delaware St. 63 MVSU 61, Grambling St. 58 NC A&T 58, Bethune-Cookman 55 Norfolk St. 63, Howard 60 SMU 60, Memphis 53 Savannah St. 65, NC Central 54 Texas Southern 83, Alabama A&M 46 UConn 88, South Florida 65 MIDWEST Kansas 68, Iowa St. 64 Tulsa 71, Cincinnati 58 SOUTHWEST Baylor 75, Texas Tech 65 Jackson St. 78, Ark.-Pine Bluff 74 Oklahoma 66, Oklahoma St. 56 Temple 56, Houston 45

hockey NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 63 41 17 5 87 171 139 Tampa Bay 64 38 20 6 82 210 171 Detroit 61 35 15 11 81 180 159 Boston 62 31 22 9 71 165 161 Florida 63 28 22 13 69 154 178 Ottawa 60 27 23 10 64 171 163 Toronto 63 25 33 5 55 170 193 Buffalo 63 19 39 5 43 123 212 Metropolitan Division N.Y. Rangers 62 39 17 6 84 196 153 N.Y. Islanders 64 41 21 2 84 205 179 Pittsburgh 62 36 17 9 81 181 155 Washington 64 34 20 10 78 188 159 Philadelphia 63 27 25 11 65 168 183 New Jersey 63 26 27 10 62 141 164 Columbus 62 26 32 4 56 160 196 Carolina 62 24 31 7 55 144 167

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division Nashville 64 St. Louis 63 Chicago 64 Winnipeg 64 Minnesota 62 Colorado 63 Dallas 63 Pacific Division

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Anaheim 64 40 17 7 87 189 177 Vancouver 62 36 23 3 75 180 167 Calgary 62 33 25 4 70 175 160 Los Angeles 62 29 21 12 70 166 162 San Jose 64 31 25 8 70 179 181 Arizona 63 20 36 7 47 138 214 Edmonton 63 18 35 10 46 143 208 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Monday’s Games N.Y. Rangers 4, Nashville 1 Chicago 5, Carolina 2 San Jose 4, Montreal 0 Tuesday’s Games Nashville at New Jersey, 3 p.m. Calgary at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. Washington at Columbus, 3 p.m. Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 3:30 p.m. Toronto at Florida, 3:30 p.m. Ottawa at Minnesota, 4 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Dallas, 4:30 p.m. Anaheim at Arizona, 5 p.m. Los Angeles at Edmonton, 5:30 p.m. San Jose at Vancouver, 6 p.m. All Times AST

Transactions BASEBALL National League ATLANTA BRAVES С Agreed to terms with RHPs Mauricio Cabrera, Brandon Cunniff, Mike Foltynewicz, Juan Jaime, Tyrell Jenkins, Shelby Miller, Williams Perez, Shae Simmons, Arodys Vizcaino and Dan Winkler; LHPs Luis Avilan, Manny Banuelos, Yean Carlos Gil, Ian Thomas and Alex Wood; INFs Phil Gosselin, Jose Peraza, Jace Peterson and Elmer Reyes; OFs Todd Cunningham, Eury Perez and Joey Terdoslavich and C Christian Bethancourt on one-year contracts. WASHINGTON NATIONALS С Agreed to terms with OF Tony Gwynn Jr. on a minor league contract. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA С Suspended Houston G James Harden one game for kicking Cleveland F LeBron James in the groin during a March 1 game. Named Christine Pantoya senior vice presidentmobile strategy. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS С Waived C JaVale McGee. FOOTBALL National Football League BALTIMORE RAVENS С Waived CB Victor Hampton. DALLAS COWBOYS С Designated WR Dez Bryant as the franchise player. DENVER BRONCOS С Designated WR Demaryius Thomas as the franchise player. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS С Designated LB Justin Houston as the franchise player. MIAMI DOLPHINS С Released CB Cortland Finnegan. Designated TE Charles Clay as the transition player. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS С

Designated K Stephen Gostkowski as the franchise player. NEW YORK GIANTS С Designated DE Jason Pierre-Paul as the franchise player. Released C J.D. Walton. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES С Signed LB Brad Jones to a twoyear contract. PITTSBURGH STEELERS С Released WR Lance Moore. HOCKEY National Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKS С Acquired D Korbinian Holzer from Toronto for D Eric Brewer and a 2016 fifthround selection. ARIZONA COYOTES С Claimed F Tye McGinn off waivers from San Jose and F Craig Cunningham off waivers from Boston. Assigned F Lucas Lessio to Portland (AHL). BOSTON BRUINS С Acquired F Brett Connolly from Tampa Bay for 2015 and 2016 second-round draft picks. BUFFALO SABRES С Traded F Chris Stewart to Minnesota for a 2017 second-round draft pick. Traded C Torrey Mitchell to Montreal for F Jack Nevins and a 2016 seventh-round draft pick. CAROLINA HURRICANES С Recalled D Rasmus Rissanen from Charlotte (AHL). CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS С Traded F Ben Smith and a conditional 2017 seventh-round draft pick to San Jose for C Andrew Desjardins. COLORADO AVALANCHE С Traded F Maxime Talbot and C Paul Carey to Boston for F Jordan Caron and a 2016 sixth-round draft pick. Acquired D Mat Clark from Anaheim for F Michael Sgarbossa. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS С Traded D Jordan Leopold to Minnesota for D Justin Falk and 2015 fifth-round draft pick. Signed F Cam Atkinson to a three-year contract. Traded D James Wisniewski and a 2015 third-round draft pick to Anaheim for LW Rene Bourque, C William Karlsson and a 2015 second-round draft pick. DALLAS STARS С Recalled D Patrik Nemeth from Texas (AHL). MINNESOTA WILD С Acquired C Jared Knight from Boston for C Zack Phillips. MONTREAL CANADIENS С Acquired D Jeff Petry from Edmonton a 2015 second-round draft pick and a conditional 2015 fifth-round draft pick. Acquired F Brian Flynn from Buffalo for a 2016 fifth-round draft pick. Reassigned D Dalton Thrower from Hamilton (AHL) to Brampton (ECHL). Assigned D Greg Pateryn and F Michael Bournival to Hamilton. NEW JERSEY DEVILS С Reassigned G Maxime Clermont and LW Ben Johnson from Albany (AHL) to Orlando (ECHL). Traded D Marek Zidlicky to Detroit for a conditional 2016 third-round draft pick. NEW YORK ISLANDERS С Ac-

quired G Michal Neuvirth from Buffalo for G Chad Johnson and a conditional 2016 third-round draft pick. Acquired D Mark Louis from Arizona for G David Leggio. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS С Traded D Braydon Coburn to Tampa Bay for D Radko Gudas and 2015 first- and third-round draft picks. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS С Acquired D Ian Cole from St. Louis for D Robert Bortuzzo and a 2016 seventh-round draft pick. Acquired D Ben Lovejoy from Anaheim for D Simon Despres. SAN JOSE SHARKS С Acquired D Karl Stollery from Colorado for F Freddie Hamilton. Traded F Tyler Kennedy to the New York Islanders for a 2015 seventh-round draft pick. ST. LOUIS BLUES С Acquired D Zbynek Michalek and a conditional 2015 third-round draft pick from Arizona for F Maxim Letunov. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING С Reassigned D Luke Witkowski to Syracuse (AHL). Reassigned D Matt Corrente to San Antonio (AHL). TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS С Traded C Olli Jokinen to St. Louis for F Joakim Lindstrom and a conditional 2016 sixth-round draft pick. VANCOUVER CANUCKS С Acquired F Sven Baertschi from Calgary for a 2015 second-round draft pick. Acquired F Cory Conacher from the New York Islanders for F Dustin Jeffrey. Assigned Baertschi and Conacher to Utica (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS С Reassigned C Andre Burakovsky to Hershey (AHL). SOCCER Major League Soccer COLUMBUS CREW С Signed D Sergio Campbell, F Sagi Lev-Ari and D Kalen Ryden. MLS ATLANTA С Named Carlos Bocanegra technical director. NEW YORK RED BULLS С Named John Wolyniec coach and Ibrahim Sekagya and Vadim Kirillov assistant coaches for New York Red Bulls II (USL). SPORTING KANSAS CITY С Signed D Marcel de Jong. United Soccer League USL С Announced the resignation of president Tim Holt. Named Jake Edwards president. VOLLEYBALL USA Volleyball USAV С Named John Ruger senior director, beach operations. COLLEGE NOTRE DAME С Named Mike Sanford offensive coordinator, Autry Denson running backs coach, Todd Lyght defensive backs coach, Keith Gilmore defensive line coach and Ron Powlus director of player development. UTSA С Named Summer Batiste women’s assistant golf coach. WEST ALABAMA С Named Kirby Speaks assistant track and cross country coach.

Boston marathoners find tough training By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press

BOSTON — “Bam! Bam! Bam!” That’s the sickening thud Becca Pizzi says runners make when they’re out training for the Boston Marathon and bite the dust. Or, more specifically, the snow. “I was running on Heartbreak Hill and people were hitting the ground so hard they couldn’t get up. You hear those ‘bams!’ and you’re afraid they’ve broken something,” said Pizzi, 34, a day care center owner who’s struggling to get in proper shape for her 15th Boston. Running 26.2 miles requires endurance, but eight feet of snow and lots of treacherous black ice are testing this year’s participants in frustrating new ways. With race day less than two months away, the relentless winter is sending some runners indoors to basement treadmills and health clubs — and driving others just plain nuts. One of the blizzards that

Harden suspended NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has suspended Houston star James Harden one game without pay for kicking LeBron James in the groin. The All-Stars and Olympic teammates became tangled in the third quarter of Houston’s 105-103 victory over Cleveland on Sunday and Harden fell back to the court, then kicked his foot up into James. Harden was given a flagrant foul 1 for the play, which the

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league upgraded Monday to a flagrant 2, which would have been an automatic ejection if called at the time. An angry James said after the game that Harden’s kick was “not a basketball play” and that the league would probably look at it. Harden, the NBA’s leading scorer and a top MVP candidate, won’t play when the Rockets visit the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday. C

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hit the city in rapid succession forced the Boston Athletic Association, which administers America’s premier marathon, to cancel a training clinic. Though the worst of the winter now seems past, there are only 48 days left until April 20, the 119th running of the venerable race. That’s not a lot of time to get legs and lungs in shape. And many streets and sidewalks remain slick, making it difficult and dangerous to share narrower-than-usual roads with drivers and log the 20-mile runs that are a staple of marathon training. “I’m so sick of sliding around on the snow and ice,” said Peter Horning, 30, a chemist who lives in Boston’s Chinatown. “It’s way worse than running on beach sand. It’s exhausting. Every three steps count for seven.” Thirty thousand runners from 90 countries and all 50 states will be represented, including more than 4,800 from hard-hit Massachusetts alone. Motivated by a desire to

run a personal best or to raise money for charity, they’re doing what they can to brave the elements or find creative training alternatives. Some, like Eric Bergen of

the Greater Boston Track Club, have resorted to doing all their running indoors on a track or a treadmill. “I haven’t stepped outside for a single run in five weeks,” he grumbled.

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KENAI, AK Come join a family-friendly, innovative work environment. The Kenaitze Indian Tribe has opened our Dena'ina Wellness Center, featuring an integrated model of care. Employees at Kenaitze In dian Tribe deliver health, social service, education and tribal court services to tribal members, Alaska Native/American Indian people and others.

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MEDICAL DIRECTOR Serves the dual role of a clinical provider and clinical administrator. As an active member of the medical team the Medical Director provides assessments, diagnosis, treatment planning and implementation, crisis intervention, medications, staff consultation, and other medical services as needed. The Medical Director also provides lead ership and guidance to the medical core team, responsible for activities related to the delivery of medical care and services such as cost management, utilization review, quality assurance and performance improvement and medical protocol development. Also participates in panel management and population based care, staff meetings, and helping guide appropriate utilization of re sources. The Medical Director is responsible for clinical supervision of medical providers and has other administration duties as assigned.

MEDICAL DIRECTOR Serves the dual role of a clinical provider and clinical administrator. As an active member of the medical team the Medical Director provides assessments, diagnosis, treatment planning and implementation, crisis intervention, medications, staff consultation, and other medical services as needed. The Medical Director also provides lead ership and guidance to the medical core team, responsible for activities related to the delivery of medical care and services such as cost management, utilization review, quality assurance and performance improvement and medical protocol development. Also participates in panel management and population based care, staff meetings, and helping guide appropriate utilization of re sources. The Medical Director is responsible for clinical supervision of medical providers and has other administration duties as assigned.

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INVITATION TO BID CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS DIVIDEND STREET #N1DIV BEAR ROAD #C1BEA The Kenai Peninsula Borough hereby invites qualified firms to submit a firm price for acceptance by the Borough for Road Capital Improvement Projects: • Dividend Street #N1DIV (N. Kenai) • Bear Road #C1BEA (Sterling)

PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION HILCORP ALASKA, LLC (HILCORP), BRUCE PLATFORM The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) proposes to issue Air Quality Control Minor Permit Nos. AQ0064MSS01 and AQ0064MSS02 to the Bruce Platform. Additionally, ADEC proposes to issue a significant revision to the Title V operating permit using the integrated review procedures described in 18 AAC 50.326(c)(1). Applicant: Hilcorp Alaska, LLC (Hilcorp) Mailing Address: 3800 Centerpoint Dr. Ste. 100 Anchorage, AK 99503 Location: Upper Cook Inlet, Alaska Latitude 60° 59' 45” North; Longitude 151° 17' 52' West Activity: Crude petroleum and natural gas facility Application: Hilcorp applied for Minor Permit AQ0064MSS01 under 18 AAC 50.508(6) and 18 AAC 50.502(c)(3) on November 25, 2013; Minor Permit AQ0064MSS02 under 18 AAC 50.502(c)(2) on January 22, 2014; and operating permit significant modification under 40 C.F.R. 71.7(e). Hilcorp requested an integrated review of the minor permits and operating permit modification. This public notice is for the draft operating permit and preliminary minor permits. Only conditions being revised in response to the application and as described in the technical analysis reports and statement of basis are open to public comment. Emissions: The potential annual emissions of regulated air pollutants at the source would increase by 23.8 tpy NOX, 0.3 tpy SO2, 0.9 tpy PM-10/PM-2.5, 0.4 tpy VOC, and 15 tpy CO. Department Preliminary Review: Based on review of the applications, ADEC has drafted preliminary permit decisions for the Bruce Platform. Available Information: Copies of ADEC's draft operating permit and statement of basis, and preliminary minor permit and technical analysis report are available at ADEC's Anchorage office, 619 E. Ship creek, Ste 249, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 269-7577. The administrative record for this permit is available for review at ADEC's Anchorage office during normal business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. The draft operating permit and statement of ba sis, and preliminary minor permit and technical analysis report are also available at ADEC's website at: http://dec.alaska.gov/applications/air/airtoolsweb. Opportunity for Public Participation: Notice is also given that any interested person may present written statements relevant to the draft documents by the close of the public comment period. Written comments will be included in the record if received by close of the comment period. ADEC will consider all comments received and make any changes ADEC finds beneficial or necessary to assure compliance with 18 AAC 50 or State Law. Any person may request a public hearing and that hearing will be held if ADEC finds that good cause exists. ADEC will issue a final decision to issue or deny the permit after the close of the public comment period. ADEC complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you are a person with a disability who may need a special accommodation in order to participate in this public process, please contact Eric Hotchkiss at (907) 465-6171 or TDD Relay Service 1-800-770-8973/TTY or dial 711 within 30 days of publication of this notice to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided. Please direct written statements or requests relevant to the proposed permits to Jesse Jack by mail at 619 E. Ship Creek Ave. Ste 249, Anchorage, AK 99501, by facsimile at (907) 269-4718 or e-mail at jesse.jack@alaska.gov . Comments must be received by close of public comments period at 4:30 p.m. on April 1, 2015.

Projects consist of furnishing all labor, materials, and equipment to upgrade these roads. Projects include subgrade modification, drainage, clearing, ditching and roadbed widening. Pre-bid conferences will be held at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Road Service Area office, 47140 East Poppy Lane, Soldotna, Alaska for Road Capital Improvement Projects: • Dividend Street #N1DIV, March 12, 2015 @ 10:00 AM • Bear Road #C1BEA, March 12, 2015 @ 10:30 AM Attendance at pre-bid conferences is recommended but not mandatory. Contracts are subject to the provision of State of Alaska, Title 36, Minimum Wage Rates. Contracts will require certificates of insurance and may require performance and payment bonds. Bid documents may be obtained beginning February 19, 2015 at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Road Service Area office, 47140 East Poppy Lane, Soldotna, Alaska 99669 (907) 262-4427, for a non-refundable fee of $20.00 per set, $10.00 additional for mailing. Bid documents may also be downloaded from the web at: http://purchasing.borough.kenai.ak.us/Opportunities.aspx One (1) complete set of the bid package is to be submitted to the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Purchasing and Contracting Department, 144 N. Binkley Street, Soldotna, Alaska 99669. These forms must be enclosed in a sealed envelope with the bidder's name on the outside and clearly marked: BID: DIVIDEND STREET #N1DIV DUE DATE: March 19, 2015, no later than 2:00 PM BID: BEAR ROAD #C1BEA DUE DATE: March 19, 2015, no later than 4:00 PM PUBLISH: 2/19, 3/3, 11, 2015

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Wedding invitations don’t need to include everyone at work DEAR ABBY: I teach at a fairly small school. My grade-level teaching team consists of five teachers who work closely together. During the last school year, one of my team members got engaged. This year, we’ve had a change of staff and now have a new member on our team. My colleague has not, and does not, plan to invite this new member to her wedding, although the rest of us are invited. The save-the-dates and shower invitations have all been hand-delivered at school, making it awkward for the person who has not been invited. I feel it wasn’t appropriate to include all but one of the team simply because she is new to the group. Am I correct in feeling that my colleague did not handle this appropriately? — FRUSTRATED IN THE FIRST GRADE DEAR FRUSTRATED: A wedding is not a children’s birthday party to which all the children must be invited if the invitations are handed out at school. While it would have been more diplomatic if the bride had mailed or emailed the invitations to her teammates, she was in no way obligated to invite someone with whom she hadn’t worked.

“Ella” is actively dating and doesn’t seem to handle the rejection well. This leads her to ask a number of questions she wants me to be truthful about, yet when I answer honestly, she gets mad and sometimes starts to cry. Now when Ella asks my opinion, I either tell her halftruths or avoid the situation altogether. I’m not mean when I say what I think, but Abigail Van Buren I think she only wants to hear what she wants. How do I answer her questions without hurting her feelings yet be truthful? — TONGUE-TIED IN OHIO DEAR TONGUE-TIED: You don’t. Instead, you suggest that Ella seek information from someone “more qualified” — a psychologist. Because she has had one failed relationship after another, it would benefit her to talk to a therapist so she won’t keep repeating the same mistakes she’s making. DEAR ABBY: How do you handle providing truthYour sister may be attracted to the wrong kind ful advice to someone with sensitive feelings? My sister of men, or so needy she chases men away. She may

be more receptive to hearing what she needs to from a therapist than from you. DEAR ABBY: I have a man living with me as a boarder, paying weekly rent. He’s a friend as well, but not a close one. I’m at a loss as to how to tell him he can’t use my bath towels, washcloth, bar soap, toothpaste or hairbrush. I’m tempted to tape a list on the bathroom mirror saying, “Please do not use the following,” then list the items I feel are too personal to share. I can’t imagine how someone would think it’s OK to use someone else’s personal things. — GROSSED-OUT GUY IN THE SOUTH DEAR GROSSED OUT: The thing about silence is that it implies consent. Obviously, your boarder knows or cares nothing about boundaries. If you don’t have the courage to tell him face-to-face that certain things are off-limits and what they are, then by all means tape a large sign to the bathroom mirror. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHHH Explain what you need as well as what you want. You will be heard no matter what happens. Maintain a low profile. Someone you care about could take the lead in an important discussion. Listen well, and you will learn a lot. Tonight: Hang out with your pals. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH You might see a money matter arise that could cause you to be somewhat off-kilter. Know what you must do, but try not to upset the apple cart. Understand that the unexpected is likely to occur, no matter how focused you are. Tonight: Stick to your bottom line. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHHH News from afar could surprise you. You’ll wonder what would be the best way to approach a change within a relationship. You might not know where the other party stands. The innate tension between you could throw you off. Tonight: Follow a partner’s lead. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHH You’ll feel unusually sure of yourself, but wait one more day before expressing your thoughts. You still might hear an important fact or two that could change your thinking. Do your best to respond appropriately to someone’s request. Tonight: Be near good music. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH You’ll want to push harder to achieve what you want. Your sense of humor likely won’t be in line with someone else’s. This person might not even get that you are just joking. Remember this for the future. Tonight: Wherever your friends are, you can be found. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

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HHHHYou’ll need to remember what to do in order to forge ahead with an unpredictable cohort. There is undeniable tension that exists between you. Use your instincts, and you will land on your feet. Logic does not necessarily work with this person. Tonight: Let the party go on and on. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHHH A child or new friend could surprise you with what he or she says or does. This distraction could affect your concentration. Attempt to detach a bit if you have to handle an important matter. Still, try to enjoy the spontaneity of the moment. Tonight: Movie night. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHHHOne-on-onerelatingwillhelp you bypass having to return a lot of calls and messages from the same group. Your sense of humor comes out in a discussion. Although there could be an awkward moment, you will be able to get past the problem at hand. Tonight: Be a duo. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHHH You could be surprised by what a loved one or dear friend shares. You might want to buy a token of affection for this person. Remember your budget; you won’t want to go overboard. Be realistic about your expectations. Tonight: Go along with a request. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH You could be upset by a misunderstanding between you and a loved one. Clearly, you don’t see eye to eye with this person. Accept your differences and use them positively. Both of you have a unique perspective, and both will be applicable. Tonight: Relax at home.

A smart approach to medical help Dear Heloise: I was reading your column, which I read every day, about Emergency Information. I live in Arkansas, and it is a state that uses the Smart911 program in some counties. I set up my account and update my medical information if it changes. The medical technicians have all my information in their computers and do not have to spend time trying to find it in my home. Since I live alone, this is a great comfort. — Sandy D. in Arkansas Sandy, thanks for giving me the opportunity to let my readers know about this FREE service. It is available only in a few areas of the country, but is expanding quickly. Listen up, folks! What happens if your household uses only cellphones (and has no landline), and you have to call 911 right now? You will be shocked to learn that your physical address and cellphone number DO NOT show up on the screen at the 911 center. Nor does a text message! (No, the average 911 center CANNOT triangulate your position like on TV shows!) The service is really beneficial for people who DO NOT have a landline phone. More than 30 percent of households in the United States have “86’d” (canceled, in restaurant lingo) their landline phones. What happens if you call 911 from you cellphone but are traveling out of state? Guess what? Your call gets routed to a 911 service center — hopefully nearby, but maybe not. You have to TELL them where you are, and give them your phone number. Smart911 allows you to register your main phone number, along with a “safety profile” that you fill out. The profile can contain as much or as little information as you want to provide: a physical address, your home or street address and apartment number, number of occupants, pets, cars, medical conditions, safety concerns and information that will help the responders. Visit Smart911.com, or call your city’s law-enforcement department to check if where you live is equipped with this service. — Heloise

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A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Leo. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, March 3, 2015: This year you often question what you hear. Don’t always assume you are getting the whole truth. Sometimes your feelings are in direct opposition to your thinking. Know that both might be right, and take some time to decide which one you should listen to. If you are single, expect to be in high demand all year long. After mid-August, an opportunity to meet someone special could arise. The two of you are likely be a good fit. If you are attached, you and your sweetie will tend to agree to disagree, and as a result, you will learn even more about each other. Work through your issues together. LEO always comes up with good solutions. 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) HHHHH Use your spontaneity more positively. You could put a smile on a friend’s face. You’ll have the right touch to loosen up a relationship that has been stiff and somewhat touchy. You will see others become more responsive. Tonight: Let your hair down. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHH Action surrounds your home. Worry less about what could happen, and remain positive. A friend is likely to come through for you, though you might feel a bit out of sync. Focus on what you want, and don’t be distracted. Your endurance counts. Tonight: Head home and relax.

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Peninsula Clarion, Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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More than a year ago, Humane Society of Cozumel employees found Sox knee-deep in a jungle MASHPEE, Mass. — Sox, a swamp, where he was abandoned healthy 2-year-old mixed breed, to be eaten by crocodiles. The mud tumbled around a play area at a covered his feet like pairs of socks. Mashpee dog day-care center Fri- He remained in the care of the Huday afternoon, competing with other mane Society until Kozens-Long pups for the attention of employees loaded him on a plane and flew him to New England. His foster sister, and swooning visitors. The “Cozimutt,” as his foster Frida, who is only a few months old mother, Sheryl Kozens-Long calls and also up for adoption, was found him, was scheduled to be euthanized nearly starved and covered in mange the day before in his home of Cozu- on one of the island’s beaches. They were both at Talk to the mel, Mexico, but instead he traveled almost 2,000 miles with three other Paws Doggy Daycare in Mashpee, dogs to Cape Cod, where he is now their tails wagging as they snuggled up on the laps of guests. up for adoption.

By HAVEN ORECCHIO-EGRESITZ Cape Cod Times

Have a photogenic pet? Send us a picture! Pet photos run on the Pets page every Tuesday. They can be color or black and white and may include people. Limit one photo per household. They may be e-mailed to news@peninsulaclarion.com, dropped off at the Kenai office or mailed to the Clarion at P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, 99611. A brief explanation of the photo, the pet’s and owner’s names, owner’s address and phone number must be included. Photos with an address written on the back will be returned. For more information, call 283-7551.

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Santa Paws?

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Robert Dederick of Soldotna shared this photo of Chai “putting up with me. He’s got some Christmas lights on him.”


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