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Monday, April 15, 2019 Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Vol. 49, Issue 167
In the news Over $6.2M in unpaid traffic fines are owed to Anchorage ANCHORAGE — Scofflaws owe the city of Anchorage more than $6.2 million in unpaid traffic fines, city officials said. More than 3,000 drivers are on the city’s list of scofflaws. That’s anyone whose delinquent moving violation fines exceed $1,000, KTUU reported. “If you look through the list, it’s just frankly ridiculous,” Lt. Richard Henning told the Anchorage TV station. “People need to take responsibility for what they are doing.” Assistant municipal attorney Pamela Weiss said the list doesn’t just reflect the amount of tickets received. “It means they’ve received $1,000 (in tickets), been found guilty of the offenses and then have not paid it so they are delinquent,” Weiss said. “They are past due.” Scofflaws risk having their vehicles impounded if they come into contact with police or are pulled over for other violations. Among the top 50 violators in Anchorage, one man on the scofflaw list has 77 outstanding tickets. Everyone in the top 50 has at least 25 unpaid tickets. Three people owe more than $10,000 each. The scofflaw law was implemented statewide in 2007 by then-Gov. Sarah Palin, who was later the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate. The scofflaw law was adopted in Anchorage in 2007. Henning said the purpose of the law is to get dangerous drivers off the road. “They should take responsibility for their actions and pay their tickets so they are not on the scofflaw list anymore, and they shouldn’t drive,” he said. Some of the money owed is collected through bank sweeps and Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend garnishments. Impounds may provide additional incentive. Police have had about 430 vehicles towed this year, according to Henning. Last year, nearly 1,200 vehicles were towed under the scofflaw law. Weiss said about $6 million is owed in any given year, and it remains fairly consistent at about 3,000 offenders. — Associated Press
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PFD debate looms over Senate By ALEX MCCARTHY Juneau Empire
During the Alaska House of Representatives budget process, the issue of how the Permanent Fund Dividend fits into the budget hung over legislators like a raincloud threatening to burst. During the Senate’s budget process, the downpour might begin. On Thursday, the House passed its operating budget, featuring about $250 million in cuts but not including any decision about whether the PFD should be used to pay for state government again. According to Senate leaders, the Senate will at least take a shot at figuring out how much the state can afford to pay its residents the annual oil wealth check payout and how much should pay for government services. Senate Majority Leader Mia Costello, R-Anchorage, said she was disappointed in the House’s lack of action on addressing the PFD and said the Senate is looking to place
By KAT SORENSEN Peninsula Clarion
Hoyle, a senior, also spoke, as did Thunder Mountain High School student Kaylani Topou.
The state Board of Fisheries is at the center of two controversies that have brought the attention of fishermen’s associations and a local representative. Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association has called an action alert opposing Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s recent nomination of Judge Karl Johnstone to the seven-member board. Johnstone is a former Superior Court judge and has served as the chair of the Board of Fisheries. The fishermen’s association expressed concern over how Johnstone’s nomination would effect the ratio of sportfishing seats to commercial seats. “The Board of Fisheries is set to be stacked with a ratio of five sport seats and only two commercial fisheries seats,” the association said in a release. “… Karl’s appointment will upset the delicate balance on the (Board of Fisheries) and swings it too far towards sportfish.” On the opposite side, the Kenai River Sportsfishing Association is rallying behind Johnstone. “He was praised by his colleagues on the Board for being approachable, thorough, and interested in feedback and opinions — the type of person Alaskans want representing them on the Board of Fisheries,” the sportsfishing association said in a release. “We need your voice to help to confirm Karl Johnstone, and all the nominees, to the Board of Fisheries.” If confirmed by a majority of legislators, board
See RALLY, page A12
See FISH, page A12
Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, works a calculator as he and Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, listen to public testimony on the state budget in the Senate Finance Committee hearing Friday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
conversations about the PFD among its top priorities during the budget process. “It looks like the House put the dividend last, it’s their last priority by not funding
(the PFD),” Costello said in an interview Friday, “and the governor has placed the dividend first. The Senate will prioritize the dividend along with public safety and health
care and transportation and these important state priorities.” Gov. Mike Dunleavy campaigned on the promise See PFD, page A2
Kids rally at Capitol for school funding By ALEX MCCARTHY Juneau Empire
Katie McKenna stood on the steps of the Alaska State Capitol and spoke forcefully into the microphone. She wanted to make sure Gov. Mike Dunleavy heard her. “Your budget plan abandons us,” the JuneauDouglas High School junior said, pausing as a crowd of more than 400 people applauded. “My generation wants to know, do you have children? Are you OK with how you’re valuing young people across Alaska? We students feel you view us as a writeoff cost.” McKenna was one of nearly a dozen speakers who stood in the Saturday sunlight and urged those in the Capitol to prioritize education. The rally, called Fund Our Future, brought together hundreds
Board of Fisheries at center of criticism
Flanked by younger students holding signs, Juneau-Douglas High School junior Katie McKenna speaks at the Fund Our Future rally on the steps of the Alaska State Capitol on Saturday. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
of students, educators, advocates, lawmakers and community members in opposition to hefty cuts to education in Dunleavy’s
budget proposal. The event leaned heavily on student speakers, including McKenna. Fellow Crimson Bear Arias
White House: Migrants to sanctuary cities not a top choice By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump wants to explore a twice-rejected proposal to send migrants to “sanctuary cities,” but that is not the preferred solution to fix the straining immigration system, the White House said Sunday. Press secretary Sarah Sanders said it was one of many options, though she
hoped Congress would work with the president on a comprehensive immigration overhaul. The Trump administration is dealing with an ever-increasing number of Central American migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, an influx that has pushed the immigration system to the breaking point. Laws make it hard to quickly return Central
Americans, and many of them spend years in the U.S. waiting for their immigration cases to play out. Others claim asylum and wait just as long, living and working in the U.S. as they wait. “Sanctuary cities” are mostly left-leaning places such as New York City and San Francisco where laws prohibit local police and correction officers from working with immigration
Borough to vote on school district supplemental funding ordinance By VICTORIA PETERSEN Peninsula Clarion
An ordinance that may help retain some of the district’s non-tenured teachers will be voted on at Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting. The ordinance would appropriate $2,423,955 for the school district’s fiscal year 2019 budget. After the joint assembly and school board meeting on March 5, Superintendent Sean Dusek submitted a let-
ter to the assembly asking to fund the school district for 2019. The maximum amount allowable at this time is $2,423,955. Public comment on the ordinance was taken on April 2, since Tuesday’s meeting will be held in Seward. Residents will have the opportunity to provide more public comment, either in person at the meeting in Seward, or through teleconference sites established at the borough’s assembly chambers
in Soldotna and in Homer. “During that work session the school district provided information supporting its need for maximum funding from the borough for the FY 2019 budget based on proposals to significantly reduce state funding for education in both FY 2019 and FY 2020, as well as other state cuts in funding,” according to a memo from assembly members Willy Dunne and Hal Smalley, the ordinance See SCHOOL, page A3
officials to help arrest and deport people living here illegally. Trump seized on reports last week of the proposal that sought to send migrants already detained to Democratic locations or transport migrants that have just crossed the U.S.Mexico border to sanctuary cities. Sanders said the idea would be to spread out the number of migrants so the
strain would not be on “one or two border communities.” “The president likes the idea and Democrats have said they want these individuals into their communities so let’s see if it works and everybody gets a win out of it,” Sanders said. “Again, this is not the ideal situation.” Trump tweeted on Saturday evening that the U.S. See WH, page A3
Escape Route road trade with state tabled By VICTORIA PETERSEN Peninsula Clarion
A proposed public roads exchange that would have handed off the Nikiski Emergency Escape Route to the state has been shelved. At the April 2 Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting, assembly member Kenn Carpenter said the borough roads department and state couldn’t come to an agreement on the exchange. “These are roads that the borough and the state
have been working on trading throughout the borough here,” he said. “Things haven’t been going too well, so we’re going to ask to table it here after the public meeting.” In an October letter to Kenai Peninsula Borough Road Service Area Roads Director Dil Uhlin, the Alaska Department of Transportation’s Peninsula District Superintendent Carl High outlined a proposal to trade ownership and maintenance See ROAD, page A2
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set in stone how that money can be distributed between state spending and dividends. Von Imhof’s bill would impose a 50-50 split between spending and dividends. In a statement issued when the bill was proposed, von Imhof said the bill is meant to start a conversation, and that it might not end up as a 50-50 split when the bill is finished. The intent of the bill, she asserted, is to establish a consistency in the way the money is distributed. During a Friday press conference, Rep. Neal Foster, D-Nome and co-chair of the House Finance Committee, said the PFD would probably be about $1,284 if the House’s budget goes through as is. He said the PFD would be around $2,300 if von Imhof’s legislation passes as is. Foster said in Friday’s press conference morning that members of the House wanted to get the budget out of the way before tackling the PFD. Costello said the Senate’s process will likely be different. “I think what you’re going to see come out of the Senate is the dividend in the operating budget itself,” Costello said. Von Imhof told reporters during a Friday morning press availability that the PFD would “most likely (be) within the budget itself.” Senate Minority Leader Tom Begich, D-Anchorage, was surprised to hear that. “It’s not my understanding that the dividend would be in the operating budget,” Begich said in an interview Friday, “and were I in the Senate Majority, I would caution against doing that. I think that would stand to place at risk a fairly well-thought-out budget process.” Foster said now that the House is done with its budget, they will start examining the
PFD as well as the governor’s proposed crime bills. Speaker of the House Bryce Edgmon, I-Dillingham, has spoken this week about how large and difficult the decision around the PFD will be. During a Thursday press conference, House Minority members including Rep. Delena Johnson, R-Palmer, were critical of the Majority’s decision to delay the debate on the PFD. “When you talk about a budget in Alaska that doesn’t have any kind of mention at all about the PFD in it, I guess I would
say that’s the most glaring omission I can even imagine,” Johnson said. Senate Finance subcommittee meetings are expected to wrap up this coming week, Begich said. He and Costello agreed that the process has gone smoothly so far, and both pointed out that members of the Senate Minority have been serving as chairs of the subcommittees, which is a little unusual. Begich said he appreciated that, and Costello said this has paved the way for a diversity of viewpoints to be represented in the process.
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that residents should keep the full PFD and none should go toward funding state government. He promised to give people a full PFD that would be around $3,000, plus back payments to make up for the portions of their PFD they didn’t get under former Gov. Bill Walker. To make this possible, while also trying to erase a $1.6 billion difference between the state’s spending and revenues and without introducing new taxes, his budget proposal slashed funding to many state services deemed essential. Many concerned residents responded with outcry and outrage, and many Alaskans are grappling with the choice between a sizeable PFD and robust state services. Many legislators are looking to pursue a balance between PFDs and using Permanent Fund earnings to help fund government. Under Walker, the Legislature began reducing PFDs to help fund state government for the first time since the fund was set up in the 1970s. Senate Bill 26, which passed last year, allows the Legislature to pull from the earnings reserve to fund state government. Senators have already been looking at ways to protect the PFD. Earlier this month, Anchorage Republican Sen. Natasha von Imhof, co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee, introduced Senate Bill 103, which would affect the way the Legislature spends the money it takes from the Permanent Fund’s earnings reserve. SB 26, passed last year, set a percentage that the Legislature can take from the earnings reserve, but didn’t
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of nine state-maintained roads for the borough-owned Escape Route, a dirt back road running between Nikiski and Kenai.
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Around the Peninsula Kasilof Cohoe Cemetery Assoc. meeting Kasilof Cohoe Cemetery Association is holding a board meeting open to the public. The meeting will be held on April 20 at 3 p.m. at the McLane Center, 24117 Kalifornsky Beach Road in Kasilof. Anyone interested in volunteering to help us maintain Spruce Grove Memorial Park, or are just interested about changes in Spruce Grove are welcome to attend.
National Day of Prayer
Bernie and the Believers Triumvirate Theatre, KDLL Public Radio and the Alaska State Council on the Arts present a concert by Bernie and the Believers, who were featured in an NPR Tiny Desk Concert. The band is touring to raise awareness of ALS disease and raising funds for the end-of-life-care of their friend and songwriter, Bernie. Bernie and the Believers will perform a live, on-air concert at 2 p.m. April 18 on KDLL 91.9 FM and play at Triumvirate Theatre at 7 p.m. April 18. Advance tickets are available at triumviratetheatre.ticketleap.com.
Carhartt & Xtratufs Ball
Join KDLL Public Radio for the Carhartt & Xtratufs Ball — a dressed-down event to celebrate spring, from 7 to 10 p.m. April 20 at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex conference rooms. Featuring live bluegrass music from Big Chimney Barn Dance, food from the Schnitzel Bomber, beer from Kenai River Brewing, wine from Alaska Berries, auc2019 Women On Target Clinic schedule tions, raffles, prizes for whoever wears the most beatup Carhartts and Xtratufs, plus Carhartt and Xtratuf Go to our events and sign up on Eventbrite “get tickets” storytelling! General admission is $20, or $15 for and review the instructions on Facebook-Kenai Peninsula KDLL members. For more information, visit KDLL Women on Target. You must be 18 years of age. May 16: 91.9 FM on Facebook. Intro to Shotgun; June 8: Intro to pistol; June 29: Intro to pistol; August 2: Intro to Rifle.Sponsored by Friends of the International Fly Fishing Film Festival NRA, Kenai Peninsula SCI and Snowshoe Gun Club. Worldwide fly fishing adventures from Alaska’s Kenai Elks Lodge Easter Extravaganza barren Kuskokwim River drainage to lush South American jungles will be premiered at the 2019 anKenai Elks Lodge #2425 will host an Easter Extrava- nual International Fly Fishing Film Festival, April ganza on Sunday, April 21, Free to the Public. We provide 27 at the Kenai Visitors Center, 11471 Kenai Spur the turkeys and hams, but please bring a side dish to share! Highway, Kenai. Doors to the theater open at 5:30 There will be an egg hunt for three age categories, a jelly p.m. with the film screening at 6:30 p.m. The Film bean guessing contest, and a deviled egg contest. If you’d Festival is hosted by the conservation organization like to enter the deviled egg contest, please bring 12 eggs. Kenai Peninsula Trout Unlimited. International Fly Elk Members eat from 12:30-1:30 p.m. All Public eats from Fishing Film Festival tickets are priced at $12 gen1:30-2:30 p.m. Estimated Times:Age 0-5 Egg Hunt from eral admission and are available at the theater the day 2-2:30 p.m. Age 6-9 Egg Hunt from 2:30-3 p.m. Age 10-13 of the event. For more information, contact pic41@ Egg Hunt from 3-3:30 p.m. comcast.net. “Do you believe in the power of prayer? Do you have a love for your community and nation? Please join in a time of unified public prayer imploring God through the power and authority of Jesus Christ for the life and salvation of our region, state and nation on Thursday, May 2, 12-1 p.m. outside KPB Administration Building on Binkley Street.
Alaska Resilience Initiative CLE
Alaska Resilience Initiative CLE workshop, History & Hope: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), Resilience, and Trauma-Informed Care, will take place on Friday, April 19. No-host lunch begins at noon, Training 12:15-2:15 p.m., Paradisos Restaurant, Kenai. CLE Credit Pending. No charge. Open to the public. Sponsored by: Kenai Peninsula Bar Association For more information contact Jennifer at 398-7894. To register: http://uaa.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/ form/SV_e50gsDE45FxviGp.
Kenai River Festival Salvage Art Exhibit
Creative entries for the Salvage Art Exhibit are encouraged to be displayed at the Kenai River Festival June 7-9 This event is cosponsored by ReGroup and The Kenai Fine Art Center. Recycling at other summer events will be discussed at the monthly meeting of ReGroup Monday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hope Community Center on Princeton Ave. just off K-Beach. Details of the upcoming Electronics Recycling Event May 4 will be finalized. For more information or to volunteer to help at any of these happenings call 252-2773.
“Spring Into Action” Event
The Peninsula Points on Prevention and Change 4 the Kenai welcome you to visit us at the Peninsula Center Mall April 20 from 12-4 p.m during the Easter Egg Hunt. We will be providing information about making our community a safer place and have activities to promote connecting with your neighbors. There will chances to win prizes and drawings for gift cards. For more information contact the Prevention Coordinator at 395-7269.
Next Puppy Kindergarten class starts April 18 at 6 p.m. Minimum Age: 12 weeks and must show proof of two puppy vaccinations. Call Sylvia at 398-8241 to pre-register. More info is on our website www.kenaikennelclub.com under Training Classes.
Women in the Law
Women in the Law, Saturday, April 27 from 1-4 p.m. The Kenai Community Library and the Kenai Peninsula Bar Association are partnering to show the 2018 film on the early efforts of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and litigants to advance gen‘Diabetes and Food’ der equality through the 14th amendment. Following the movie, local female attorneys will share their experiences The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank and UAF Cooperative with law in our unique State and facilitate a discussion about Extension Service are partnering to offer a special program the movie. Movie snacks will be provided by the Kenai Penon Wednesdays during the month of April. Come join us on insula Bar Association. April 17 for a free, tasty, hot meal and a brief presentation, “Diabetes and Food.” Are you confused about what you can Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Training and can’t eat on a diabetic diet? Get answers to your quesThe Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMtions about diabetes and food from Ruth Claire, Diabetes SEA) will offer a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor class in Educator, CPGH. RSVP to Greg Meyer at 907-262-3111 or Seward, Alaska on April 29, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at AVTEC, firstname.lastname@example.org. 809 Second Avenue. The class is free to commercial fishNikiski Senior Center Easter Egg Hunt ermen, thanks to support from the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development, the The Nikiski Senior Center is hosting a free community National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health, and Easter dinner on Saturday, April 20 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. AMSEA members. The cost is $175 for all others. InterWe will have an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids following the ested mariners may register online at www.amsea.org or call meal. (907) 747-3287.
Kenai Local Food Connection meeting
Kenai Fish Habitat Partnership Symposium
The Kenai Local Food Connection will hold its monthly The Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Partnership 2019 meeting on April 18, 6:30 p.m., at Kenai Peninsula College, Symposium will take place on Thursday, April 18 from 9 in the Library. We are planning for the next Harvest Moon a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cannery Lodge. RSVP required. Join Festival. us for discussions about habitat protections on the Kenai Virtual tour of the Tutka Backdoor Trail Peninsula, including defining the future of fish habitats and few stories from Dr. Kristin Mitchell and Sue Mauger on KDLL Adventure Talks brings you a virtual hike of the their trips to Antarctica. Lunch will be provided. This is a Kenai Peninsula’s newest long-distance backpacking route, FREE event but please register! Visit www.kenaifishpartthe Tutka Backdoor Trail. Trail coordinator Bretwood “Hig” nership.org. Higman and Eric Clarke, with Kachemak Bay State Park, will share photos, maps and stories of the trail work so far Al-Anon support group meetings and plans for the future. Tune in to KDLL 91.9 FM at 10 Al-Anon support group meetings are held at the Central a.m. April 17 for an on-air interview with Hig and Eric about planning and permitting the trail. Then come to their live Peninsula Hospital in the Kasilof Room (second floor) of photo presentation at 6:30 p.m. April 17 at the Kenai Visitors the River Tower building on Monday at 7 p.m., Wednesand Cultural Center. Admission is free for KDLL members day at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. Park around or $5 for nonmembers. For more information, contact Jenny back by the ER and enter through the River Tower entrance and follow the signs. Contact Tony Oliver at 283-8433 or email email@example.com. at 252-0558 for more information.
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gration and Customs Enforcement officers to arrest people facing deportation because sanctuary cities do not work with ICE. The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University announced last week that an analysis found that immigrants in sanctuary cities are 20% less likely to be arrested out in the community than in cities without such policies. Democrats criticized the White House proposal as a political stunt that used humans as pawns and would not work. “Look, you can’t threaten somebody with something they’re not afraid of,” said Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington state, a candidate for president. “And we are not afraid of diversity in the state of Washington. We relish it. It is the basis of our economic and cultural success. We’re built as a state of immigrants.” The chairman of the
House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., questioned the legality of the proposal. “This is again his manufactured chaos that he’s created over the last two years on the border,” Thompson said of Trump, adding Democrats were more than willing to sit down and talk about immigration legislation. But Sen. Rick Scott, RFla., said sanctuary cities showed contempt for the law, though he didn’t know whether there were any legal concerns with transporting migrants to the locales. “I mean, maybe he’s just saying this to make everybody crazy,” he said of Trump. Sanders appears on ABC’s “This Week” and “Fox News Sunday.” Scott was on CNN’s “State of the Union” and Inslee was on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Thompson appeared on ABC.
LIO Schedule Monday, April 15 6:30 p.m.: The Joint House Resources Committee and House Special Committee on Fisheries will hold a public hearing to discuss Confirmation: Board of Fisheries - Gerad Godfrey, Israel Payton, Karl Johnstone & Marit Carlson-Van Dort. Testimony will be taken.
Tuesday, April 16 3 p.m.: The House Health & Social Services Committee will hold a public hearing to discuss HB 89 Opioid Prescription Information, HB 114 Medical Provider Incentives / Loan Repayment, Confirmation: Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority Board of Trustees and Confirmation: Commissioner Adam Crum, Dept. of Health & Social Services. Testimony will be taken. 3 p.m.: The House State Affairs Committee will hold a public hearing to discuss Confirmation: Lieutenant Governor Successor, Dr. Michael Johnson, Confirmation: Chief Administrative Law Judge, Kathleen Frederick, Confirmation: State Commission for Human Rights, Confirmation: State Board of Parole, Confirmation: Personnel Board, Confirmation: Alaska Public Offices Commission, Confirmation: Alaska Police Standards Council, HB 51 Probation; Parole; Sentences; Credits and HB 50 Arrest; Release; Sentencing; Probation. Testimony will be taken. 3:30 p.m.: The Senate State Affairs Committee will hold a public hearing to discuss Confirmation: Appointees to be announced (check with LIO) and SB 32 Crimes; Sentencing; Mental Illness; Evidence. Testimony will be taken.
Thursday, April 18 1:30 p.m.: The Senate State Affairs Committee will hold a public hearing to discuss SB 75 Commercial Vehicle Licensing Requirements, SB 97 Art in Public Buildings & Facilities and SB 32 Crimes; Sentencing; Mental Illness; Evidence. Testimony will be taken. 3 p.m.: The House State Affairs Committee will hold a public hearing to discuss HB 110 Vehicles / Boats: Transfer on Death Title, HB 115 Absentee Voting and HB 20 Sexual Assault Examination Kits. Testimony will be taken.
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sponsors. The memo says the additional funding would allow the school district to retain some non-tenured staff for the 2020 school year, and to also potentially provide a cushion to other potential state funding reductions. “There are many reasons to provide this, but one of the main reasons would be to retain some of the non-
tenured staff,” Dunne said at the April 2 assembly meeting. “It’s really unfortunate that we have to go through this on an annual basis — giving pink slips to nontenured staff with the hopes that we will be able to hire them again in the following fiscal year.” Dunne said if state funding is reduced, the borough may not be able to fund to the same cap next fiscal year. He said this supplemental funding can provide some breathing room, or a cushion for the school district if more cuts come in the future.
Today in History Today is Monday, April 15, the 105th day of 2019. There are 260 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 15, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln died nine hours after being shot the night before by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in Washington; Andrew Johnson became the nation’s 17th president. On this date: In 1452, artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci was born in or near the Tuscan town of Vinci. In 1912, the British luxury liner RMS Titanic foundered in the North Atlantic off Newfoundland more than 2 1/2 hours after hitting an iceberg; 1,514 people died, while less than half as many survived. In 1943, the Ayn Rand novel “The Fountainhead” was first published by Bobbs-Merrill Co. In 1945, during World War II, British and Canadian troops liberated the Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who died on April 12, was buried at the Roosevelt family home in Hyde Park, New York. In 1947, Jackie Robinson, baseball’s first black major league player, made his official debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers on opening day at Ebbets Field. (The Dodgers defeated the Boston Braves, 5-3.) In 1959, Cuban leader Fidel Castro arrived in Washington to begin a goodwill tour of the United States. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles resigned for health reasons (he was succeeded by Christian A. Herter). In 1974, members of the Symbionese Liberation Army held up a branch of the Hibernia Bank in San Francisco; a member of the group was SLA kidnap victim Patricia Hearst, who by this time was going by the name “Tania” (Hearst later said she’d been forced to participate). In 1985, South Africa said it would repeal laws prohibiting sex and marriage between whites and non-whites. In 1986, the United States launched an air raid against Libya in response to the bombing of a discotheque in Berlin on April 5; Libya said 37 people, mostly civilians, were killed. In 1989, 96 people died in a crush of soccer fans at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England. Students in Beijing launched a series of pro-democracy protests; the demonstrations culminated in a government crackdown at Tiananmen Square. In 1998, Pol Pot, the notorious leader of the Khmer Rouge, died at age 72, evading prosecution for the deaths of two million Cambodians. In 2013, two bombs made from pressure cookers exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line, killing two women and an 8-year-old boy and injuring more than 260. Suspected bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev (TAM’-ehr-luhn tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) died in a shootout with police; his brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR’ tsahr-NEYE’-ehv), was tried, convicted and sentenced to death. Ten years ago: Whipped up by conservative commentators and bloggers, tens of thousands of protesters staged “tea parties” around the country to tap into the collective angst stirred up by a bad economy, government spending and bailouts. A U.S. Army master sergeant was convicted of murder at a court-martial in Vilseck, Germany in the 2007 killings of four bound and blindfolded Iraqis. (John Hatley initially received life in prison, but had his sentence later reduced to 40 years.) Pirates released the Greek-owned cargo ship Titan that had been hijacked off the Somali coast on March 19. Five years ago: Boko Haram terrorists kidnapped some 276 girls from a school in northeastern Nigeria. Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the first anniversary of the attack with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city’s resilience. One year ago: A seven-hour battle over territory and money broke out among inmates armed with homemade knives at the Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina, leaving seven inmates dead and 22 injured in the worst U.S. prison riot in a quarter-century. At the Academy of Country Music Awards, held in Las Vegas six months after the deadly shooting at a country music festival there, Jason Aldean paid tribute to the 58 people killed; he spoke after he was named entertainer of the year for the third consecutive time. (Aldean had been performing at the Las Vegas festival when the shooting began.) Today’s Birthdays: Actress Claudia Cardinale is 81. Author and politician Jeffrey Archer is 79. Rock singer-guitarist Dave Edmunds is 76. Actor Michael Tucci is 73. Actress Lois Chiles is 72. Writer-producer Linda Bloodworth-Thomason is 72. Actress Amy Wright is 69. Columnist Heloise is 68. Actor Sam McMurray is 67. Actress-screenwriter Emma Thompson is 60. Bluegrass musician Jeff Parker is 58. Singer Samantha Fox is 53. Olympic gold, silver and bronze medal swimmer Dara Torres is 52. Rock musician Ed O’Brien (Radiohead) is 51. Actor Flex Alexander is 49. Actor Danny Pino is 45. Actor Douglas Spain is 45. Country singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton is 41. Actor Luke Evans is 40. Rock musician Patrick Carney (The Black Keys) is 39. Rock musician Zach Carothers (Portugal. The Man) is 38. Actor-writer Seth Rogen is 37. Actress Alice Braga is 36. Americana singer-songwriter Margo Price is 36. Rock musician De’Mar Hamilton (Plain White T’s) is 35. Actress Samira Wiley is 32. Actress Leonie Elliott is 31. Actress Emma Watson is 29. Actress Maisie Williams is 22. Thought for Today: “We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are -- that is the fact.” -- Jean-Paul Sartre, French philosopher (born 1905, died this date in 1980). American poet
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More can be done to stop robocalls You know the game by now:
A call comes into your mobile phone. A number pops up on your screen. You don’t recognize it. Your first instinct is to decline it, but what if it’s your child’s school? The auto repair guy? Something else? It’s a guessing game, and we’re the losers, again and again each day. U.S. mobile phone users received 48 billion robocalls last year, and it’s getting worse. Companies, some of them overseas, are using autodialing programs that encode Caller ID information so that the call looks like it’s from a local number — sometimes even numbers that look like your employer. That’s why we’re answering calls from computers and sending humans to voicemail. We’re cussing at our phones instead of talking on them. It’s annoying, and it violates laws that are supposed to protect Americans from spamming and scamming. But there is, potentially, a flickering of relief to the robocall madness. Lawmakers from state capitals to Washington are moving to slow the firehose of robocalls, and on Thursday, a U.S. Senate committee will hold a hearing on what it calls “The Scourge” of phone spam. It’s a bit of a show hearing — a chance for lawmakers to grill a telecom representative and signal that they understand their constituents’ misery. But the hearing is backed up with some legislation — the TRACED Act — which would push telecoms to improve their technology so that consumers can more easily identify scammers who wish to steal personal information. All four major carriers — AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon — have said they’ll adopt the strategy, but critics think they need the 18-month deadline the TRACED Act would mandate. The bill also makes it easier for the FCC to more quickly slap robocallers with significant fines, and it nudges the agency to be more aggressive with phone companies. The FCC has been ratcheting up its requests for telecoms to adopt more robust robocall technology, but it has been slow to actually require action. Meanwhile, states are taking steps of their own, including Virginia, which passed a law cracking down on companies that call residents who are on the National Do Not Call Registry or have stated previously they don’t want to be solicited by that company. Little, however, has been done recently in North Carolina beyond Attorney General Josh Stein joining 34 attorneys general in a letter urging the feds to do something about robocalls. … Congress and the U.S. government should pursue newer and tougher action. It won’t end the calls coming in to our mobile phones, but it could help us identify more quickly who’s on the other end. … — The Charlotte Observer of North Carolina, April 10
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Protect Alaska’s precious resources
As an Alaskan who deeply loves my state, I am most alarmed by the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Pebble Mine issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Army Corps has clearly been compromised. They fail to take seriously the most looming threat from Pebble — a catastrophic tailings dam failure like the tragedy at Mount Polley in 2014. This dam failure resulted in a slurry of toxic water and millions of cubic meters of silt into pristine Quesnel Lake. Until then, Quesnel Lake had been the cleanest deep water lake in the world. Salmon were caught with their skin disintegrating. Can you imagine the outrage if that happened in Alaska? Knight Piésold, the company responsible for designing the dam that failed, is the same company hired by Northern Dynasty to design the earthen dams at Pebble. How can we possibly entrust our children’s most precious earthly resources, like the world-class Bristol Bay salmon run, to the likes of them? Even if we were lucky enough to avoid a catastrophic dam failure into the pristine salmon-bearing waters of Bristol Bay, the threat remains of slowly leaking mine waste for many, many generations long after Northern Dynasty has gone bankrupt and ceased to exist. It would fall to future taxpayers to clean up the mess, and
A laska V oices N atalie W atson that is unacceptable. It is likewise unacceptable to drill for fossil fuels in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It is presently our obligation to sit tight on such fuel reserves. Future generations will surely need access to these energy stores so they may build the infrastructure to transition to clean and sustainable energy sources. This is the only remaining wise use for these reserves. Finally, Alaskans are proud to protect the largest remaining national forest, the Tongass. We recognize the forest as a precious resource that keeps our ecosystem healthy, contributes to a stable local economy through fishing, tourism, recreation and science, and provides mental and physical well-being to Southeast Alaskans, as well as over 1 million tourists a year. We recognize the Tongass as ancient and sacred; its beauty and wildness are balm to the weary soul. In its cool, moist air, one dwells within the lungs of the living planet. Our planet depends on forests to inhale
and store carbon. Intact old-growth forests such as the Tongass are a vital part of the global atmospheric carbon cycle, and stabilize the climate by sequestering vast amounts of carbon dioxide. Contrary to the misinformation campaign regarding the Roadless Rule, the rule does allow some roads to be approved that deal with transmission lines, mining and hydropower. What we intend to block is industrial-scale logging. Alaskans are proud that the Roadless Rule is a model for the rest of the nation and intend to keep it intact. What will our descendants make of this mad rush to exploit all the world’s resources within a few generations, leaving degraded food supplies and a climate gone haywire? We can’t help but see ahead to the appalling situation we are creating for them with our industrial-scale resource extraction. I envision them cursing us for letting the destruction of the global ecosystem happen on our watch and for not being brave enough to stop the bullies. The overriding importance of maintaining a stable global climate and sustainable food systems demands that we guard and protect our state’s precious resources. The world is counting on us. Natalie Watson is the board vice president of the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council.
Facts, not tales, tell story of ferry system In recent “battle of the budget” town hall meetings across the state, there have been few surprises. Budget-cutting resisters really know how to pack a room with emotionally charged testimony. And many people seem determined to “kill the goose that laid the golden egg” — insisting that Alaska’s largesse-fueled services are not just a benefit but a permanent entitlement. Many testified that along with the Permanent Fund Dividend program, generous government services are sacrosanct and, if reduced, economic dislocation, widespread suffering, even death, would ensue. Nevermind that residents living in Alaska 50 years or more got along just fine before receiving government gifts like the PFD, Medicaid expansion, preK programs, hefty union-negotiated retirements, 1 percent for arts, and ferries to any community that asked — just to name a few. Anguished testimony about the Alaska Marine Highway System has been particularly intense. The Alaska House Majority shamelessly produced a video featuring a child weeping over the possibility she might never again see her cousins in a neighboring community. It’s understandable people are upset over potential cuts to our ferry system. Coastal towns in Southeast, Prince William Sound and southwest Alaska rely on subsidized ferries because of the lack of inexpensive alternatives. But if we ever hope to justify continuing ferry operations, it’s important to recognize why we’re in this fix. Some testimony compared AMHS to Alaska’s road system saying that “roads don’t make a profit” and reducing ferry service would be like “shutting down the Parks Highway.” This faulty comparison ignores the fact that 99.5 percent of Alaska’s vehicular traf-
A laska V oices W in G ruening fic occurs on roads but historically over 80 percent of the highway operations/ maintenance budget is offset by users through gas taxes and other fees. Ferries move less than 1 percent of vehicular traffic with only 30 percent of the cost paid by users. Yet, total AMHS expenses run about $150 million annually, almost double the cost of maintaining all Alaska’s highways. Environmental activists and ferry unions have deliberately stalled meaningful road projects that would have made AMHS more efficient and sustainable. In 2000, after ample public process, former Gov. Tony Knowles rejected the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities’ announced Preferred Alternative for a Lynn Canal highway — instead spending almost $70 million on two untested fast ferries. Both ferries turned out to be unreliable, gas-guzzling albatrosses that have since been removed from service. For decades, ferry boosters ignored the reality of decreasing ridership and thwarted commonsense transportation planning. Alaskans are now saddled with a system rife with inefficiency, runaway operating costs, maintenance issues with aging vessels and a state subsidy of about $100 million in Fiscal Year 2017. For every dollar of passenger revenue, the state of Alaska contributes two dollars to keep the ferries afloat. Now we face more vessel layups, increasingly unaffordable vehicle fares and
service cutbacks. That’s what happens when emotion and politics inform our decisions. But it didn’t need to be that way. George Davidson, former ferry system manager in the 1980s, describes in his own words why. “While on the Southeast Conference board, I proposed a plan in 1977 to ensure the future of AMHS that SEC endorsed unanimously. The plan eliminated double crews on most vessels by operating mostly shuttle ferries. A mainline vessel would run north to Ketchikan then on to Juneau and return south. Shuttle ferries would then run from Juneau and Ketchikan to outlying communities. This “hub and spoke” system, combined with extending roads where possible, promised to greatly improve flexibility and reduce costs.” Unfortunately, the concept of a sensible, integrated transportation system was never implemented except in a limited way with ferry service between Ketchikan, Prince of Wales Island and Metlakatla. The Dunleavy administration is clear-eyed about what needs to be done. Its proposed day-boat shuttle ferry service in northern Lynn Canal will be a welcome enhancement that will improve reliability and reduce costs. The administration is also analyzing 10 other cost-saving “options available for reshaping the system.” These include raising rates, privatizing services, dropping or reducing high-cost/lowvolume runs and even selling vessels and facilities to allow municipalities to operate their own service. Some of these ideas may seem farfetched and may not be implemented. But this is where the facts have finally led us. Win Gruening retired as the senior vice president in charge of business banking for Key Bank in 2012
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Kenai Middle School Here’s hoping this short week is an amazing one! We’d like to wish the best of luck to our Future Problem solving teams as they compete this week! They’ve worked hard on their projects and we can’t wait to see where they go with them! Monday night, April 15 is the Freshman Parent Orientation Meeting at Kenai High School. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Little Theater and will last about an hour. Good luck to all of you as you take this next exciting step on the path of your student’s education. On Tuesday, April 16, seventh and eighth grade choir will head to Homer for Mass Choir. Students must have a permission slip turned in prior to attending. Good luck KMS Choirs! The second Track Meet of the season is Thursday, April 18 hosted by Skyview. It will be held at Soldotna Prep and begins at 3 p.m. Go Kossacks! There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, April 19! Enjoy the long weekend. SAVE-THE-DATE Monday, April 29 Open House & BBQ for New to Kenai Middle Students — Tell a friend! Tuesday, April 30 Mass Band @ KCHS Nikiski North Star Kindergarten registration and orientation will be held on Wednesday, April 17 at 9:15 a.m. in the NNS library. If your child will be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2019 bring them along to have some fun while you enroll them at Nikiski North Star. Please remember to bring immunization records, birth certificates, and any legal custody papers. Please call the school office at 776-2600 for more information. Friday, April 19 is a vacation day for all students and staff. There will be a site council meeting on Monday, April 22 at 3:45 p.m. in the staff lounge. If you are interested in getting involved with site council, applications are available at school or on the NNS homepage to become a member for the 2019-2020 school year. The purpose of the council is to give input and guidance to the school and serves as a resource, sounding board and core for communication between the various areas of our school. Pre-Kindergarten applications are available at the front office and online at the NNS website. Children must be screened to determine if they qualify. Screenings are scheduled for April 24. Appointments for the screenings will be made when you return your application to the NNS office by April 23. After the screening, parents of students who qualify will be contacted by the Pre-K teacher, Mrs. Thye. Kaleidoscope The Life Skill we are focusing on this week is No Put Downs — To never use words, actions and/ or body language that degrade., humiliate, or dishonor others. This is registration week for new incoming students to Kaleidoscope. Please visit the office from 8:35 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday – Thursday. Monday, April 15 — PTA meeting @ 9:15 a.m. — Kindergarten Visitation @ 2 p.m. — APC meeting @ 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 — Kindergarten Visitation @ 11 a.m. — Kindergarten Visitation @ 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 — Kindergarten Visitation @ 2:30 p.m. — Kindergarten Make and Take Family Night @ 4 p.m. Thursday, April 18 — 80s Spirit Day: come dressed like you are from the 80s — Kindergarten Visitation @ 2 p.m. — After Testing Fun Night for Kaleidoscope students that are in 3rd-5th grade only. Parents please make sure we have a signed permission slip for at the office. All students that will be attending must have one on file or parents/guardians can sign one when they are dropped off. Please make sure you sign in your students at the sign in table, and let them know who will be picking up. Buses are not provided for pick up and drop off. Any volunteers for this event MUST be an approved volunteer. Friday, April 19 — Vacation day! No school Public registration open for summer and fall semesters After giving current KPC degree-seeking students priority to register for the upcoming fall semester, registration is now available to the general public. The first day of classes will be August 26. To peruse the course offerings, access KPC’s searchable schedule online at http://www.kpc.alaska. edu/academics/schedule, choose fall 2019 semester from the drop-down menu and hit enter to access the entire list of course offerings. After choosing classes, registration is available online at http://www.uaonline. alaska.edu. For students who want to keep on track toward earning a certificate or degree, the summer semester condensed format offers a fast track to earning credits. The 2019 summer semester offers many courses that meet general education requirements and to allow maximum flexibility, are delivered online. For more information or help with the registration process, email uaa_kpcinfo@ alaska.edu or call 262-0330. Kenai River Campus Open House scheduled this week The public is invited to explore KPC’s
Upcoming Events April 25 – 5th grade will be visiting KMS; Bingo for Books @ TBD April 26 – Student placement forms are due to the office by 4 p.m. April 29 – Safe Kids will be here with bike helmets for sale May 1 – Early Release @ 2:10 p.m.; Bike Rodeo for 1st-5th grade Volunteers Volunteers are welcome any time at Kaleidoscope! Background checks and volunteer training are required for each school year to be an approved volunteer. Go to http://kaleidoscope.blogs.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/wpmu/volunteers for the links. Background checks may take up to 2 weeks to be processed. Volunteer Indemnification forms are to be completed 2 days before each study trip. Nikiski Middle/High School Tuesday, April 16 Middle School Mass Choir @ Homer Thursday, April 17 Middle School Track Skyview Meet @ Soldotna High – 3 p.m. Middle School Dance – Hawaiian/Beach Theme – Grades 6-8 - $3 for entry – 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, April 19 NO SCHOOL – VACATION DAY High School Track @ Colony Invite High School Soccer @ Houston – Girls 4 p.m. / Boys 6 p.m. Saturday, April 20 High School Track @ Colony Invite High School Soccer @ Redington – Girls 12 p.m. / Boys 2 p.m. UPCOMING DATES: May 1 – Early Release – Students released at 12:45 p.m. May 14 – Senior Awards Night – 7 p.m. May 15 – Pops Concert – 7 p.m. May 20 – Graduation 7 p.m. May 22 – Last Day of School Congratulations to Joseph McLeod, the Kenai Rotary Student of the Month for April! Mountain View The Kindergarten Spring Concert will be held on Thursday, April 18 at 2 p.m. in the gym at Mountain View. There is no school on Friday, April 19. The 4th and 5th grade, including 5th grade band, will be holding their Spring Concert on Thursday, April 25 at 6 p.m. in the KCHS Auditorium. K-Beach Elementary Mr. Daniels’s class is working on a new science question. Given the shortage of clean water around the globe, our question is “How can we make clean water?” Students are using up to 10 different materials to design, test, modify and retest their own water filters. They will use an investigation log to record their designs and data long the way. Each group will communicate their conclusions to the class in the end. — April 19 – NO SCHOOL Kenai Central High School This week is a busy one for KCHS athletes, with soccer, softball, baseball and track all taking part in competitions ranging from the Isle of Kodiak to the Valley of Colony. Apart from the athletic competitions, incoming Freshman will have an orientation to help them and their parents get acquainted with Kenai Central High School. The Freshman Orientation will take place on Monday April 15 at 6 p.m. in the KCHS Auditorium. The Kards soccer teams will take on the Homer Mariners and the Grace Christian Grizzlies this week. On Tuesday the Kenai boys Varsity and Jv teams will travel to Homer to take on the Mariners at 4 p.m. (Jv) and 6 p.m. (Varsity). While the Kenai girls will host the Homer girls team at 4 p.m. (Jv) and 6 p.m. (Varsity). On Saturday, both the girls and boys teams will travel to Anchorage to face the Grace Grizzlies at 12 p.m. (Boys Jv), 2 p.m. (Girls Varsity), 4 p.m. (Boys Varsity). Track will also travel north this weekend to participate in the Colony track meet on Friday and Saturday. The Kards Softball team will begin the week with a trip to Kodiak to play the bears in a double header. Games will be played in Kodiak at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday April 15. Meanwhile, Kenai’s baseball team will have their season opener in Palmer. Games will be played on Thursday April 18 at 3 p.m. (Jv) and 6 p.m. (Varsity). Be sure to wish the baseball and softball players luck as they begin their seasons! Monday 4/15: Freshman Orientation @ the KCHS Auditorium (6 p.m.) Softball @ Kodiak (4,6) Tuesday 4/16: Girls Soccer v. Homer (4 p.m. (Jv) 6 p.m. (Varsity) Games played in Kenai Boys Soccer @ Homer (4 p.m. (Jv) 6 p.m. (Varsity) Games at Homer Thursday: 4/18: Caring for the Kenai (6 p.m.) Baseball @ Palmer (3 p.m. (Jv), 6 p.m. (Varsity) Friday 4/19: Track @ Colony Saturday 4/20: Girls Soccer @ Grace (2 p.m. (Girls Varsity)
K enai P eninsula C ollege A round C ampus campus in Soldotna, the Kenai Peninsula’s local link to the University of Alaska. The event is designed to highlight the degree and certificate programs, and the associated career paths and jobs that can result from the completion of KPC programs. The public is invited to the Open House from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, April 18, at 156 College Road in Soldotna. This event is free and there will be some door prizes given away to participants. Faculty and staff will be available to provide information on the programs that are offered in the McLane commons and more in-depth, classroom-based presentations by faculty. Tours of various departments including, but not limited to, welding, paramedic technology/EMT /certified nursing aide, nursing, process technology, industrial process instrumentation, biology, psychology, Alaska Native studies, human services
Boys Soccer @ Grace, (12 p.m. (Jv), 4 p.m. (Varsity) Track @ Colony Skyview Events this week: Tuesday, April 16 — Middle School Mass Choir Festival – Homer High School – Concert at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 18 – Track Meet — Skyview Invitational at Soldotna High School – 3 p.m. Friday, April 19 — No School for students and staff. Yearbook deadline EXTENSION!! Purchase now and finish your personal Pages by Thursday, April 18! Personal Pages are free and are only available to orders placed by April 18. Books ordered, choosing not to complete 2 free personal pages, may be purchased through April 19 for guaranteed free shipping and arrival to school for the yearbook signing assembly on May 20. The next Panther Student Council full membership meeting will be Wednesday, April 17 during FOL in the library. Spring events information and volunteer sign-up sheets will be available at this meeting. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Pothast. 7th graders interested in applying for Student Council Leadership Group for next school year should sign up for Mrs. Pothast’s FOL on Thursday, April 18. This FOL will be an information meeting where the Leadership application process and expectations will be explained and required paperwork distributed. The FOL is open now for interested 7th graders to sign up. This application process is open to all 7th graders. Congratulations to the STEAM Skyview Science Fair winners: 1st Place – Hamilton Hunt, Grow-A-Rade Experiment did the effects of Mold growth in Gatorade; 2nd Place — Effects of color lights on growing plants; 3rd Place – Carter Kincaid, Eddy Currents effects of magnetism on the speed of metals. A BIG thank you to the Judges, Mayor Nels Anderson, City of Soldotna and Betsy Vanek, KPBSD. The 30th Annual Juried Student Art Show Visual Feast is at the Kenai Fine Arts Center in old town Kenai until Saturday, April 27. Stop in and see some amazing artwork! Students representing Skyview Middle School this year: Desiree Bunts-8th Ceramics (1st Place), Josie Sheridan8th Ceramics (2nd Place), Danika Winslow-7th Ceramics, Kristen Houser-8th Drawing (Best of Show), Miah Mead-8th Drawing, Regan Evans-8th Drawing, Willow Kitchens-8th Drawing, Trinity Donovan-8th Open (1st Place), Tia Haukedahl-8th Open (Honorable Mention), Ashlee Fann-7th Painting (1st Place), Krystin Yeager8th Sculpture (1st Place), Cameron King-8th Sculpture (Honorable Mention), Aurora Jacobs-7th Sculpture. The Panther Student Council would like to give a HUGE thanks to everyone who contributed to the Birthday Bag Donation Drive! Nearly 400 items were collected — cake mixes, frosting, candles, gift bags, books, party favors and more! What an outstanding effort to reach out to our young neighbors in need who are served by the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank! This is an AWESOME response to our first ever donation drive of this type – look for it again next year. THANK YOU! Skyview Middle School Honor Roll Quarter 3: Kael Aamodt, Kadee Adams, Jireh Aley, Gabriel Almeida, Andrew Arthur, Liliana Bahl, Brady Baker, Emily Blakeslee, Bay Bloom, Mykah Booth, Justin Bordelon, Haven Bower, Telotha Braden, Patience Brandon, Gracie Bras, Jacob Brinkerhoff, Jay Brott, Jakob Brown, Mya Brown, Zachary Buckbee, Danika Buffan, Hunter Bunch, Desiree Bunts, Aiden Burcham, Hannah Butler, Nicholas Calhoun, Carter Cannava, Kendyl Cannava, Alina Carrillo Kompkoff, Mackenzie Carson, Hayden Caston, Archer Chadburn, Issac Chavarria, Landen Chumley, Avery Ciufo, Cooper Collier, Bailey Conner, Adrienne Conner, Sarah Coon, Elijah Corbett, Michael Cornell, Andrew Cox, Ryleigh Cummings, Kobe Curry, Shawn Curry, Nels Dahl, Ashley Dahlman, Mila Davidson Iannuzzo, Jordyn Davis, Emily Day, Aiden Day, Katelynn Derleth, Jarek Derleth, Trinity Donovan, Brianna Ehret, Erin Einerson, Benjamin Engebretsen, Regan Evans, Raven Evins, Malcolm Fadden, Ashlee Fann, Brook Fischer, Jacob Fleming, Kiara Forkner, Nolan Freeman, Jillian Gagnon, Hunter Galleguillos, Aidan Gavalis, Gilbert Gchachu, Virginia Gibbs, AnnaMae Gilliam, Austin Gilstrap, Michael Grimm, Samantha Haakenson, Joshua Hall, Paige Hammerle, Gavin Hanson, Dean Harbaugh, Shane Harmon, Michael Harmon, Adam Harper, Liam Harris, Rohan Harris, Heath Hart, Owen Hart, Cash Hartley, Darek Hatten, Tia Haukedahl, Cody Henley, Andi Hiler, James Hindman, Katie Hinz, Ethan Hogue, Kristen Houser, Rebekah Hudson, Hamilton Hunt, Emma Hunter, Samantha Ivey, Wesley Johnson, Karley Johnson, Gavin Jones, Derrick Jones, Logan Katzenberger, Carter Kincaid, Ashley Kingrey, Willow Kitchens, Emma Knowles, Chasce Langvardt, Waylon Lansing, Cameron LaRoque, Lyrad Larson, Abednego Larson, Chelsea Ann Lawrence, Peyton Lawton, Mercedes Leadens, Hannah Leaders, Alexandra Lee, Morgan Lemm, Corey Lewis, Breanna Lewis, Amara Lewis, Taylor Lightfoot, Finnley Loop, Emerson Lorring, Ethan Lowry, Deighton Luck, Salvatore MacMaster, Brandi Martin, Kyle Matson, Kaytlin McAnelly,
as well as information about financial aid and scholarships. Staff will be available to help any attendees register for classes at the event. For more information about the upcoming Open House, call 907.262.0330. 2019 All-Student Juried Exhibition now open at KRC The exhibit is currently on display in the Gary L. Freeburg Gallery through May 2. Local artists Marion Nelson and Jeff Siemers served as jurors for the exhibit. The following students have their artwork displayed: Sarah Baktuit, Ryan Broussard, Cat Cramer, Denali Goodwill, Preston Luke, Amanda E. Ritchie, Sadie Sprenger, Holly Todd, Abigail Ward, Sam Ward, and Nathaniel Yannikos. A closing reception and awards ceremony will be held from 4:30 - 6 p.m. on May 2. Marathon Petroleum sponsors KRC’s “Kenai Kings” travel to national troubleshooting competition The KRC process technology program once again has sent a troubleshooting team to the National Troubleshooting Competition. The two-day North American Process Technology Alliance’s 2019 competition, April 26-27, takes place at River Parishes
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Community College in Gonzales, La. KRC’s team, known as the Kenai Kings, is the only Alaska representative this year. The team, coached by Jeffrey Laube, KRC associate professor of process technology, consists of Timothy Lehman, Brenner Musgrave, Edward Hoeldt and team captain Nikita Antonov. The Kenai Kings took the qualifying round testing in March at KRC, and placed as one of the top 10 teams in the country. More than 70 schools nationwide teach the process technology program and are welcome to compete in the competition. The competition consists of troubleshooting numerous computer simulations that monitor different types of processes. The team’s travel expenses are being sponsored by Marathon Petroleum and the Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium (APICC). In a letter announcing the sponsorship, Casey Sullivan, Marathon’s government and public affairs manager in Alaska said that the application for funding “was approved unanimously. This is no small feat, but I think it’s a testament to the quality of the program, the students involved and our commitment to our community and its future workforce.”
Peninsula Clarion | Monday, April 15, 2019 | A7
Strong storms in US South kill at least 8 By The Associated Press
Powerful storms swept across the South on Sunday after unleashing suspected tornadoes and flooding that killed at least eight people, injured dozens and flattened much of a Texas town. Three children were among the dead. Nearly 90,000 customers were without electricity in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Georgia as of midday Sunday, according to www.poweroutage.us as the severe weather left a trail of destruction. Two children were killed on a back road in East Texas when a pine tree fell onto the car in which they were riding in a severe thunderstorm Saturday near Pollok, about 150 miles southeast of Dallas. The tree “flattened the car like a pancake,” said Capt. Alton Lenderman of the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office. The children, ages 8 and 3, were dead at the scene, while both parents, who were in the front seat, escaped injury, he said. At least one person was
Roman Brown moves part of a wall out of his way as he looks for a friends medicine in their destroyed home along Seely Drive outside of Hamilton, Miss. after a storm moved through the area on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jim Lytle)
killed and about two dozen others were injured after a suspected tornado struck the Caddo Mounds State Historic Site in East Texas during a Native American cultural event in Alto, about 130 miles southeast of Dallas. Cherokee County Judge Chris Davis said the fatality that was re-
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Avry McDonald, Molly McMillan, Taylor McNeel, Andie McQueen, Daniel McRorie, Miah Mead, Avrie Medina, Emma Medina, Jace Meehan, Scott Michael, Savannah Mickel, Levi Mickelson, Liberty Miller, Sunny Miller, Augustus Miller, Mariah Mills, Riley Mills, Sonia Montague, Braden Montgomery, Hakoa Montoya, Katelyn Morrison, Golden Musgrave, Grayden Musgrave, Joseph Newby, Josiah Nyman, Jace O’Reagan, Jeramiah Payton, Collin Peck, Jessica Phegley, Andrew Pieh, Travis Pontious, Max Reese, Hunter Richardson, Destiny Richie, Grace Richmond, Madison Richmond, Jolene Riske, Meg Roberts, Camren Roberts, Daisy Rogers, Parker Rose, Ocean Rowe, Ty Saylor, Aryanna Schneider, Brandie Schwenk, Simon Secor, Josie Sheridan, Mandi Sisley, Mathyas Smith, Alvin Solomona, Austin Sorenson, Austin Sorhus, William Stang, Sydney Steadman, Kevin Steger, Tate Stewart, Riley Stimmel, Moriah Stitt, Shane Sundberg, Leigh Tacey II, Brayden Taylor, Carter Tennison, Cody Thompson, Spencer Thornton, Violet Truesdell, Riley Tucker, Zaraphina Tucker, Savannah Twidwell, Emma Updike, Benjamin Veh, Evan Veihdeffer, Tori Verba, Tristan Ware, Jenifer Webster, Zoey Welch, Abriella Werner, Joseph Whittom, Haiden Wilkinson, Avery Willets, Danika Winslow, Isabella Wolfe, Liam Wurst, Krystin Yeager Connections Connections is now enrolling for next year! Call your local office for an enrollment appointment: Homer: 907-226-1880 Seward: 907-224-9035 Soldotna: 907-714-8880 The deadline for submitting reimbursements for the 2018-2019 school year is April 30. If your student will be taking any lessons in the month of May or June, please remember to prepay for those lessons and submit for reimbursement prior to the April 30 deadline. May/ June lessons will be reimbursed after the lessons have taken place. If you have any questions, please contact your advisor. Dates To Remember: — 04/16 - CENTRAL PEN: Gym Time at Kenai Rec Center 12-2 p.m. — 04/16 - HOMER: SPARC every Tuesday 1:302:30 p.m. — 04/18 - Soldotna Office: Art Share from 3-4 p.m. (more info below) — 04/23 – CENTRAL PEN: GYM TIME: Earth Day clean up — 04/23 - HOMER: SPARC every Tuesday 1:302:30 p.m. — 04/30 – 2019 Homeschool Talent Show (more info below) — 04/30 – REIMBURSEMENT DEADLINE – ALL Reimbursements Need To Be Turned In TODAY — 05/03 - Kenai River Clean Up @ Soldotna Visitor’s Center/Kenai River Bridge 11 a.m.-1 p.m. — 05/03 & 05/04 – FULL: Overnight Trip to Kasitsna Bay Laboratory with Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies contact Derek Bynagle for more info — 05/06 – Kenai Fjords Marine Science Explorer Tour – Please Contact Julie Lindquist for More Details email@example.com or (907) 224-9035. Soldotna Office: Thursday Art Share: The Soldotna office is celebrating student art, grades K-12, every month! Paintings, drawings, ceramics, photography, digital art, etc… all are welcome and encouraged! Submissions can be dropped off anytime during the month, an art activity will start promptly at 3:15 on the Art Share day, see below for dates. — April: Green Earth theme! Thursday, April 18 from 3-4 p.m. **please note: any and all submissions are welcome regardless of theme** 2019 Homeschool Talent Show: The 2019 Homeschool Talent Show will be on Tuesday, April 30 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Soldotna High School Auditorium. Connections is looking for homeschool students to join the show and display their talents (singing, instrumental, art, skits, whatever!). We encourage talents of all types and ability levels, and also have an art display at the entrance to show off our student’s
ported was of a woman who died of her critical injuries. In neighboring Houston County, the sheriff’s office said one person was killed in Weches, 6 miles southwest of Caddo Mound. There was widespread damage in Alto, a town of about 1,200, and the school
district canceled classes until its buildings can be deemed safe. A tornado flattened much of the south side of Franklin, Texas, overturning mobile homes and damaging other residences, said Robertson County Sheriff Gerald Yezak. Franklin is about 125 miles
artistic abilities as well. Please contact Mark Wackler at the Soldotna Connections office if you are interested in participating in the talent show, or to get more info — firstname.lastname@example.org. Kenai River Clean Up: We’re currently recruiting student and parent volunteers to help clean up the river bank and make a positive impact on our community. Volunteers will meet at the Soldotna Visitor’s Center parking lot on May 3 at 11 a.m.. We will clean for a minimum of 1 hour, and we will provide a lunch after the cleaning is complete. Bags and gloves will be provided, please wear waterproof shoes or boots and dress for the weather. If you would like to volunteer please contact Mark Wackler at email@example.com or 714-8880. Soldotna Elementary Mark your calendars for these upcoming events: April 18 Kindergarten Concert 6:30 p.m. April 19 Vacation Day (No School) April 22-26 Kindergarten Registration April 25 Kindergarten Round-Up 12:30-1:30 p.m. May 9 SOEL and SMCS Band and Choir Concert 6:00pm in the gym May 14 Parent PACK Meeting 7:30 a.m. or 3:45 p.m. in the Library Online Pre-Registration for all students is April 1-26. Please visit the school website under the Student Registration and Forms tab to register. Parents can register kindergartners April 22-26 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Students must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2019. Please bring birth certificates and immunization records. Soldotna Elementary is currently accepting applications for its 2019-2020 Title 1 Pre-K program. Students must be 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2019 and live in the Soldotna Elementary boundary. Applications are located at the front office. Reading Counts at Soldotna Elementary! Congratulations to the week three classroom winners: Parker Thomas, Parker Cannava, Kaiai Yezierski, Ollie Dahl, Valarie McAnelly, Bella St. Clair, Aimee Goans, Shyann Poindexter and Fisher Kennamer. Redoubt Elementary Open house for Kindergartners starting in the fall will be April 15 at 9 a.m. There will be a delayed start for current kindergartners, school will start at 11 a.m. and end at 3:18 p.m. Site council meeting will be April 16 @3:45 p.m. in the teachers’ lounge, everyone is welcome to attend. We have no school on Friday, April 19. Pre- K forms are available in our office, applicants must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2019, and must be within our attendance area. Pre-enrollment forms (pink) went home recently. Please take the time to fill out the form and let us know that your child(ren) will be attending Redoubt next year. Soldotna High School You’re invited to A Night at the Theater! Soldotna High School Drama Department presents a double feature: “The Audition” and Rosie on April 18, 19, and 20 at the SoHi auditorium. “The Audition” opens at 6 p.m. Tickets will be $3. Rosie will open at 7 p.m. Tickets will be $5. Buy both tickets together for a reduced price of $6.50.
south of Dallas. The weather service said preliminary information showed an EF-3 tornado touched down with winds of 140 mph. It destroyed 55 homes, a church, four businesses, a duplex, and part of the local housing authority building, authorities said. Two people were hospitalized for injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening, while others were treated at the scene, Yezak said. Some people had to be extricated from damaged dwellings. Heavy rains and storms raked Mississippi into the night Saturday as the storms moved east. Roy Ratliff, 95, died after a tree crashed onto his trailer in northeastern Mississippi, Monroe County Road Manager Sonny Clay said at a news conference, adding that a tornado had struck. Nineteen residents were taken to hospitals, including two in critical condition. A tornado was reported in the area 140 miles southeast of Memphis, Tennessee, at the time. In Hamilton, Mississippi,
72-year-old Robert Scott said he had been sleeping in his recliner late Saturday when he was awakened and found himself in his yard after a tornado ripped most of his home off its foundation. His 71-year-old wife, Linda, was in a different part of the house and also survived, he said. They found each other while crawling through the remnants of the house they have lived in since 1972. “We’re living, and God has blessed us,” Scott, a retired manager for a grocery store meat department, said Sunday as neighbors helped him salvage his belongings. National Weather Service meteorologist John Moore said a possible twister touched down in the Vicksburg, Mississippi, area. No injuries were reported, but officials reported damage to several businesses and vehicles. The storm damaged a roof of a hotel in New Albany, Mississippi, and Mississippi State University’s 21,000 students huddled in basements and hallways as a tornado neared the campus in Starkville.
SoHi PTSA is excited to announce that the PTSA voted to give out three $500 scholarships this year. PTSA is going to stick with the same application as last year so it should be a smooth process. There is a whole new PTSA board this year and things haven’t quite hit their stride yet. If you need anything from PTSA to get these applications out, please email Maryanne Rogers at mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org The afterschool tutoring buses will start running on 8/28. There are 2 buses that leave at 4:15 p.m. You must be on the route list to ride the bus. See Ms. Wear in the library to find out more information and/or get on the bus list. You can also email her at mailto:twear@ kpbsd.k12.ak.us or call 260-7036. Soldotna Stars Letterman Jackets are available to order at http://www.neffco.com. Click on Varsity Jackets, find our school by State, select Soldotna High School, starting at $149 you can personalize it anyway you would like. Makes a great Christmas gift! SoHi Pool Schedule M,W,F Morning Lap 6:30-7:30 a.m. Sport Calendar - http://www.arbiterlive.com/ Teams?entityId=21192 or http://www.asaa365.com/ There are two ways to order a transcript. Each way serves a different purpose. If you need a transcript sent to a college or NCAA or a similar agency, then you will need to log on to: http://www.parchment.com to order transcripts to be sent. The request is then forwarded to SoHi. After processing, it then goes through cyberspace… rather than the US mail… to get to its destination, which is much faster! ALL transcripts that are headed for NCAA, colleges, etc. have to be processed this way! FINAL TRANSCRIPTS! A final transcript is one that shows your second semester grades… If you order your transcript when we are IN second semester, you will need to make sure you choose “next grading period” when you go on to Parchment… that way your transcript request will wait until the grades are in at the end of the year before it is sent.
A8 | Monday, April 15, 2019 | Peninsula Clarion
Woods completes comeback, nabs Masters By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tiger Woods blazing to victory in his Sunday red at the Masters, a scene once so familiar, was never more stunning. It was only two years ago at Augusta National that Woods needed a nerve block just to hobble upstairs to the Champions Dinner, unsure he would ever play another round of golf. He had a fourth back surgery with hopes of simply playing with his two children, not chasing Jack Nicklaus in history. And now it’s all pieced back together — his life, his back, even golf. A fallen hero, a crippled star, Woods is a Masters champion again. He won his fifth green jacket, his 15th major, but never with this much raw emotion. The most ferocious fist pump was when he walked off the 18th green, scooped up 10-year-old son
Charlie, and embraced his mother and his 11-year-old daughter Sam. “For them to see what it’s like to have their dad win a major championship, I hope that’s something they will never forget,” Woods said. Who can ever forget this day? “It’s hard to really feel bad about how I played because I just witnessed history,” said Xander Schauffele, one of three players who finished second. “It was really cool coming down the stretch, all the historic holes, Tiger making the roars. I feel like I got full Masters experience.” The comeback goes beyond the two-shot deficit he erased before a delirious audience that watched memories turn into reality. It had been 14 years since he last won the Masters — no one had ever gone that long between green jackets. He had gone nearly 11 years since his last major, the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines on a shattered left leg.
Bucks rip Pistons By The Associated Press
MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points and 17 rebounds in just 24 minutes, and the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks showed they were serious about making a playoff run with a 121-86 rout of the Detroit Pistons in Game 1 on Sunday night. The MVP candidate ran and dunked all over the Pistons, who only really caught him when center Andre Drummond shoved him to the ground with both hands late in the third quarter after Antetokounmpo grabbed an offensive rebound with Detroit trailing by 41 points. ROCKETS 122, JAZZ 90 HOUSTON — James Harden had 29 points and 10 assists to help Houston rout Utah in the opener of a best-of-seven first-round playoff series. The Rockets had a double-digit lead for most of the game, but the Jazz got within five points midway through the third quarter before Houston used a big run to pull away and sail to the victory.
TRAIL BLAZERS 104, THUNDER 99 PORTLAND, Ore. — Damian Lillard scored 30 points and third-seeded Portland opened its playoff series against No. 6 Oklahoma City with a victory. Enes Kanter added 20 points and a career playoff-high 18 rebounds for the Blazers, who were making their sixth straight postseason appearance. CJ McCollum added 24 points.
CELTICS 84, PACERS 74 BOSTON — Kyrie Irving and Marcus Morris each scored 20 points, and Boston rallied in the second half to beat Indiana in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
Blue Jackets grab 3-0 lead By The Associated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Blue Jackets extended their postseason mastery of the Tampa Bay Lightning, beating the NHL’s best team 3-1 on Sunday night and moving to within a game of sweeping the playoff series. Matt Duchene, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Cam Atkinson scored, and Sergei Bobrovsky fended off a desperate third-period charge to finish with 30 saves for the Blue Jackets, who took a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven, first-round series. Columbus will try to win a playoff series for the first time in franchise history in Game 4 at home Tuesday night. GOLDEN KNIGHTS 6, SHARKS 3 LAS VEGAS — Mark Stone had three goals and two assists, and Vegas beat San Jose to take a 2-1 lead in its first-round playoff series.
JETS 6, BLUES 3 ST. LOUIS — Kyle Connor scored twice, Patrik Laine had a goal and an assist, and Winnipeg beat St. Louis to climb back into its playoff series.
ISLANDERS 4, PENGUINS 1 PITTSBURGH — Jordan Eberle scored for the third straight game, Robin Lehner stopped 25 shots and New York stunned Pittsburgh to take a 3-0 lead in its best-of-seven, first-round playoffs series.
This was bigger. Woods never missed a shot that mattered over the final seven holes, taking the lead with a 5-iron to the fat of the green on the par-5 15th for a two-putt birdie, delivering the knockout with an 8-iron that rode down the ridge by the cup and settled 2 feet away for birdie on the par-3 16th. He tapped in for bogey and a 2-under 70, and the celebration was on. “WOOOOOOO!!!” Woods screamed as he headed for the scoring room with chants of “Tiger! Tiger! Tiger!” He had never hugged more people, everyone in his camp who stood by him through a public divorce, an embarrassing mug shot from his DUI arrest when he took a bad mix of painkillers and the four back surgeries, the most recent to fuse his lower spine. “I had serious doubts after what transpired a couple of years ago,” Woods said. “I could barely walk. I couldn’t sit. Couldn’t lay down. I re-
ally couldn’t do much of anything. ... To have the opportunity to come back like this, it’s probably one of the biggest wins I’ve ever had for sure because of it.” President Donald Trump, who has played with Woods at his Florida course, had two tweets of congratulations. Fenway Park posted the news on the scoreboard. A comeback for the ages? It rates among the best because Woods has meant so much to so many in a sport he ruled for so long. Whether he can dominate it again is still to be determined. Woods needed some help to win this Masters. Six players had a share of the lead at some point on the back nine, and there was a five-way tie at the top when the final group was still on the 15th fairway. “You couldn’t have had more drama than we all had out there. And now I know why I’m balding,” Woods said. “This stuff is hard.” It didn’t look that way when he was younger,
Patrick Reed helps Tiger Woods with his green jacket after Woods won the Masters golf tournament Sunday in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
healthier and the most popular sporting figure in the world. Woods lost his impeccable image to a sex scandal, one of the swiftest and most shocking downfalls in sports. He lost his health to back problems. He went two years without even playing a major. Now the comeback is truly complete. And the race
is on. “A big ‘well done’ from me to Tiger,” Nicklaus tweeted. “I am so happy for him and for the game of golf. This is just fantastic!!!” Woods now is three short of the gold standard — 18 majors — set by Nicklaus. “I think 18 is a whole lot closer than people think,” Brooks Koepka said.
Scoreboard Golf Masters Scores
Sunday At Augusta National Golf Club Augusta, Ga. Purse: $11.5 million Yardage: 7,475; Par: 72 Final; a-amateur Tiger Woods (600), $2,070,000 70-68-67-70—275 Dustin Johnson (230), $858,667 68-70-70-68—276 Brooks Koepka (230), $858,667 66-71-69-70—276 Xander Schauffele (230), $858,667 73-65-70-68—276 Jason Day (106), $403,938 70-67-73-67—277 Tony Finau (106), $403,938 71-70-64-72—277 Francesco Molinari (106), $403,938 70-67-66-74—277 Webb Simpson (106), $403,938 72-71-64-70—277 Patrick Cantlay (82), $310,500 73-73-64-68—278 Rickie Fowler (82), $310,500 70-71-68-69—278 Jon Rahm (82), $310,500 69-70-71-68—278 Justin Harding, $225,400 69-69-70-72—280 Matt Kuchar (65), $225,400 71-69-68-72—280 Ian Poulter (65), $225,400 68-71-68-73—280 Justin Thomas (65), $225,400 73-68-69-70—280
Baseball AL Standings
East Division W L Pct Tampa Bay 12 4 .750 New York 6 9 .400 Baltimore 6 10 .375 Boston 6 10 .375 Toronto 5 11 .313 Central Division Minnesota 8 4 .667 Cleveland 8 7 .533 Detroit 8 7 .533 Chicago 5 9 .357 Kansas City 5 10 .333 West Division Seattle 13 5 .722 Houston 11 5 .688 Los Angeles 8 7 .533 Oakland 10 9 .526 Texas 7 7 .500
GB — 5½ 6 6 7 — 1½ 1½ 4 4½ — 1 3½ 3½ 4
Bubba Watson (65), $225,400 72-72-67-69—280 Aaron Wise (57), $184,000 75-71-68-67—281 Patton Kizzire (53), $161,000 70-70-73-69—282 Phil Mickelson (53), $161,000 67-73-70-72—282 Adam Scott (53), $161,000 69-68-72-73—282 Lucas Bjerregaard, $107,956 70-72-69-72—283 Matthew Fitzpatrick, $107,956 78-67-68-70—283 Si Woo Kim (42), $107,956 72-72-70-69—283 Kevin Kisner (42), $107,956 69-73-72-69—283 Rory McIlroy (42), $107,956 73-71-71-68—283 Thorbjørn Olesen, $107,956 71-71-68-73—283 Jordan Spieth (42), $107,956 75-68-69-71—283 Kyle Stanley (42), $107,956 72-72-70-69—283 Bryson DeChambeau (32), $78,200 66-75-73-70—284 Charley Hoffman (32), $78,200 71-71-72-70—284 Louis Oosthuizen (32), $78,200 71-66-71-76—284 Charles Howell III (26), $68,042 73-67-76-69—285 Hideki Matsuyama (26), $68,042 75-70-68-72—285 Gary Woodland (26), $68,042 70-71-74-70—285 a-Viktor Hovland 72-71-71-71—285 Rafa Cabrera Bello (19), $55,488 73-70-75-68—286 Tommy Fleetwood (19), $55,488 71-71-70-74—286 Patrick Reed (19), $55,488 73-70-74-69—286 Henrik Stenson (19), $55,488 74-72-67-73—286 Kevin Tway (19), $55,488 72-71-70-73—286
Lucas (8), M.Castro (8) and Sucre; Price, Brasier (8), M.Barnes (9) and C.Vazquez. W_Price 1-1. L_Means 1-2. HRs_Boston, Bogaerts (2).
White Sox 5, Yankees 2 Chi. 000 410 000—5 NY 101 000 000—2
9 1 4 0
Rodon, J.Fry (7), N.Jones (7), K.Herrera (8), Colome (9) and McCann; Tanaka, Cessa (5), Kahnle (6), Ottavino (7), Harvey (8), Green (9) and Higashioka. W_Rodon 2-2. L_Tanaka 1-1. Sv_Colome (3). HRs_Chicago, Anderson (3).
Rays 8, Blue Jays 4 TB 001 200 050—8 Tor. 100 000 102—4
9 2 8 2
Sunday’s Games L.A. Angels at Chicago Cubs, ppd. Boston 4, Baltimore 0 Chicago White Sox 5, N.Y. Yankees 2 Tampa Bay 8, Toronto 4 Minnesota 6, Detroit 4 Kansas City 9, Cleveland 8 Texas 8, Oakland 7 Houston 3, Seattle 2 Monday’s Games Baltimore (Straily 0-1) at Boston (Velazquez 0-0), 7:05 a.m. Toronto (Shoemaker 3-0) at Minnesota (Perez 1-0), 3:40 p.m. L.A. Angels (Harvey 0-1) at Texas (Miller 0-1), 4:05 p.m. Kansas City (Fillmyer 0-0) at Chicago White Sox (Santana 0-1), 4:10 p.m. Cleveland (Bauer 1-1) at Seattle (Kikuchi 0-0), 6:10 p.m. All Times ADT
Morton, Kolarek (5), Roe (6), Stanek (7), Castillo (7), Wood (8), Font (9) and Perez, Zunino; Stroman, Pannone (5), Guerra (8), Mayza (8), Luciano (8) and Jansen. W_Kolarek 1-0. L_Stroman 0-3. HRs_Tampa Bay, Heredia (1). Toronto, McKinney (1), Galvis (5).
Royals 9, Indians 8
East Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 9 5 .643 — Atlanta 9 6 .600 ½ New York 9 6 .600 ½ Washington 7 7 .500 2 Miami 4 12 .250 6 Central Division Milwaukee 10 6 .625 — St. Louis 9 6 .600 ½ Pittsburgh 8 6 .571 1 Chicago 5 9 .357 4 Cincinnati 5 9 .357 4 West Division San Diego 11 6 .647 — Los Angeles 9 8 .529 2 Arizona 7 9 .438 3½ San Francisco 7 10 .412 4 Colorado 4 12 .250 6½ Sunday’s Games L.A. Angels at Chicago Cubs, ppd. Philadelphia 3, Miami 1, 14 innings Pittsburgh 4, Washington 3 Colorado 4, San Francisco 0 Arizona 8, San Diego 4 L.A. Dodgers 7, Milwaukee 1 St. Louis 9, Cincinnati 5 Atlanta 7, N.Y. Mets 3 Monday’s Games N.Y. Mets (Syndergaard 1-1) at Philadelphia (Nola 1-0), 3:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Darvish 0-2) at Miami (Richards 0-1), 3:10 p.m. St. Louis (Hudson 0-1) at Milwaukee (Peralta 1-0), 3:40 p.m. Cincinnati (Castillo 1-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 0-0), 6:10 p.m. Colorado (TBD) at San Diego (Lucchesi 2-1), 6:10 p.m. All Times ADT
Red Sox 4, Orioles 0 Bal. 000 000 000—0 Bos. 000 100 03x—4
5 1 7 1
Means, Phillips (6), P.Fry (7),
Twins 6, Tigers 4 Det. 020 000 020—4 8 0 Min. 212 000 10x—6 14 0 Zimmermann, Norris (4), R.Garrett (7), Alcantara (8) and Greiner; Berrios, May (7), Rogers (8), Parker (9), Hildenberger (9) and Garver. W_Berrios 2-1. L_Zimmermann 0-2. Sv_Hildenberger (1). HRs_Detroit, Beckham (2). Minnesota, Cron (1), Rosario (3).
Cle. 300 200 300—8 11 1 KC 042 011 001—9 11 0 Kluber, Wittgren (3), Olson (5), Ramirez (5), Cimber (6), Hand (8) and R.Perez; Junis, Lovelady (7), Newberry (7), Boxberger (8), Wi.Peralta (9) and Gallagher. W_Wi.Peralta 1-1. L_Hand 0-1. HRs_Cleveland, Martin (3). Kansas City, Soler (4), Merrifield (2), Duda (1).
Rangers 8, Athletics 7 Oak. 111 400 000—7 10 2 Tex. 200 010 14x—8 8 0 B.Anderson, Wendelken (7), Soria (8), Petit (8) and Phegley; Sampson, Chavez (5), Gomez (6), Springs (8), Leclerc (9) and Mathis. W_Springs 2-0. L_Soria 0-2. Sv_Leclerc (3). HRs_Oakland, Chapman (5), Piscotty (3). Texas, Andrus (3).
Astros 3, Mariners 2 Hou. 000 002 100—3 Sea. 101 000 000—2
7 0 4 0
Cole, Rondon (7), Pressly (8), Osuna (9) and Stassi; Gonzales, Gearrin (8), Swarzak (9) and Narvaez. W_Cole 1-2. L_Brennan 1-1. Sv_Osuna (7). HRs_Houston, Diaz (2). Seattle, Haniger (5).
Pirates 4, Nationals 3 Pit. 201 000 001—4 8 0 Was. 102 000 000—3 11 0 Taillon, Burdi (7), F.Vazquez (8) and Cervelli; Scherzer, Suero (9) and Gomes. W_F.Vazquez 1-0.
Phillies 3, Marlins 1, 14 inn. Phi. 000 100 000 000 02—3 12 0 Mia.000 001 000 000 00—1 5 1 Velasquez, Neshek (7), Morgan (8), Neris (8), Dav.Robertson (9), Dominguez (11), Arano (12), Alvarez (14) and Knapp; Urena, Steckenrider (8), Romo (9), Guerrero (10), Kinley (11), Conley (12), N.Anderson (13), Chen (14) and Wallach. W_Arano 1-0. L_Chen 0-1. Sv_Alvarez (1). HRs_Philadelphia, Hernandez (1), Segura (1). Miami, Anderson (2).
Rockies 4, Giants 0 Col. 001 030 000—4 SF 000 000 000—0
5 0 1 1
Marquez and Wolters; D.Holland, Bergen (7), Gott (8), Vincent (9) and Posey. W_Marquez 2-1. L_D. Holland 1-2. HRs_Colorado, Arenado (1).
Jimmy Walker (19), $55,488 a-Alvaro Ortiz Becerra Keegan Bradley (14), $44,850 Haotong Li, $44,850 Keith Mitchell (14), $44,850 Corey Conners (11), $37,950 Andrew Landry (11), $37,950 Kevin Na (11), $37,950 Kiradech Aphibarnrat (10), $32,430 Marc Leishman (10), $32,430 Trevor Immelman (8), $28,693 Martin Kaymer (8), $28,693 Eddie Pepperell, $28,693 Cameron Smith (8), $28,693 a-Devon Bling Tyrrell Hatton (6), $26,910 Billy Horschel (6), $26,910 Branden Grace (6), $26,335 Zach Johnson (6), $26,335 a-Takumi Kanaya Satoshi Kodaira (5), $25,990 Emiliano Grillo (5), $25,415 J.B. Holmes (5), $25,415 Bernhard Langer (5), $25,415 Alex Noren (5), $25,415
1-0 San Antonio 101, Denver 96, San Antonio leads series 1-0 Sunday, April 14 Boston 84, Indiana 74, Boston leads series 1-0 Portland 104, Oklahoma City 99, Portland leads series 1-0 Milwaukee 121, Detroit 86, Milwaukee leads series 1-0 Houston 122, Utah 90, Houston leads series 1-0 Monday, April 15 Brooklyn at Philadelphia, 4 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 Orlando at Toronto, 4 p.m. San Antonio at Denver, 5 p.m. Oklahoma City at Portland, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 Indiana at Boston, 3 p.m. Detroit at Milwaukee, 4 p.m. Utah at Houston, 5:30 p.m. All Times ADT
Dodgers 7, Brewers 1
Mil. 000 000 010—1 4 0 LA 213 010 00x—7 11 0
Chacin, C.Anderson (3), J.Barnes (6), Petricka (8) and Grandal; Stripling, Schultz (9) and A.Barnes. W_Stripling 1-1. L_Chacin 2-2. HRs_Los Angeles, Pederson (6), Verdugo (3).
Diamondbacks 8, Padres 4 SD 100 010 020—4 Ari. 002 013 11x—8
7 0 13 0
Lauer, Wisler (6), Maton (8) and Mejia; Greinke, Hirano (8), Chafin (8), G.Holland (9) and Murphy, Joseph. W_Greinke 2-1. L_Lauer 2-2. HRs_San Diego, Tatis Jr. (5), Margot (2). Arizona, Marte (4), Peralta (2), Walker (4).
Cardinals 9, Reds 5 SL 400 000 500—9 11 1 Cin. 000 040 010—5 10 0 Mikolas, Gant (6), Leone (7), Gallegos (8), A.Miller (8), Jor.Hicks (8) and Molina; DeSclafani, Lorenzen (5), A.Garrett (7), Hughes (7), Duke (7), Stephenson (8), W.Peralta (9) and Barnhart, Casali. W_Gant 3-0. L_A.Garrett 1-1. Sv_Jor.Hicks (3). HRs_St. Louis, Ozuna 2 (5), O’Neill (1), Carpenter (2). Cincinnati, Puig (1), Winker (4).
Braves 7, Mets 3 NY 010 000 020—3 Atl. 0 11 012 11x—7
11 1 10 0
deGrom, Wilson (6), Sewald (6), Familia (8) and Ramos; Teheran, Biddle (7), Venters (8), Jackson (8), Minter (9) and Flowers. W_Teheran 2-1. L_deGrom 2-2. HRs_New York, Davis (3). Atlanta, Donaldson (2), Culberson (2), Markakis (2).
Basketball NBA Playoffs FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Saturday, April 13 Brooklyn 111, Philadelphia 102, Brooklyn leads series 1-0 Orlando 104, Toronto 101, Orlando leads series 1-0 Golden State 121, L.A. Clippers 104, Golden State leads series
MLS Standings W D.C. United 4 Columbus 4 Montreal 3 Toronto FC 3 Philadelphia 3 Orlando City 2 Cincinnati 2 Chicago 1 New York 1 Atlanta 1 NY City FC 0 New England 1
L T Pts 1 2 14 2 1 13 2 2 11 1 1 10 3 1 10 3 2 8 3 2 8 2 3 6 3 2 5 2 2 5 1 5 5 5 1 4
GF GA 12 7 7 5 8 11 14 8 9 9 11 13 8 10 8 10 8 8 4 6 7 11 5 12
WESTERN CONFERENCE Los Angeles FC 6 0 1 19 21 5 Seattle 5 0 1 16 14 5 LA Galaxy 5 1 0 15 11 6 Houston 4 0 1 13 12 6 FC Dallas 4 2 1 13 12 8 Minnesota U. 3 2 1 10 14 11 S. Kansas City 2 1 3 9 14 7 Real Salt Lake 2 4 1 7 7 14 San Jose 1 5 0 3 6 16 Vancouver 0 4 2 2 5 10 Colorado 0 5 2 2 11 19 Portland 0 5 1 1 6 17 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. Sunday, April 14 New York 2, Sporting Kansas City 2, tie Wednesday, April 17 Los Angeles FC at Vancouver, 6 p.m. Friday, April 19 Real Salt Lake at Cincinnati, 3:30 p.m. Minnesota United at Toronto FC, 4 p.m. Houston at LA Galaxy, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 20 Colorado at Chicago, 9 a.m. Montreal at Philadelphia, 9 a.m. Vancouver at Orlando City, 11 a.m. FC Dallas at Atlanta, noon New York at New England, 3:30 p.m. Portland at Columbus, 3:30 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at San Jose, 6 p.m. Sunday, April 21 New York City FC at D.C. United, noon Seattle at Los Angeles FC, 3 p.m. All Times ADT
Hockey NHL Playoffs
Saturday, April 13 Washington 4, Carolina 3, OT, Washington leads series 2-0 Nashville 2, Dallas 1, OT, series tied 1-1 Boston 4, Toronto 1, series tied 1-1 Colorado 3, Calgary 2, OT, series tied 1-1
72-72-72-70—286 73-71-73-69—286 76-68-71-72—287 72-74-73-68—287 72-74-72-69—287 70-71-71-76—288 72-73-73-70—288 71-73-73-71—288 69-72-75-73—289 72-72-70-75—289 74-72-75-69—290 73-74-72-71—290 74-73-72-71—290 70-74-69-77—290 74-73-71-73—291 73-73-72-74—292 72-75-74-71—292 72-75-72-74—293 74-73-73-73—293 73-74-68-78—293 75-70-73-76—294 72-75-73-76—296 70-72-74-80—296 71-72-75-78—296 75-72-75-74—296
Sunday, April 14 N.Y. Islanders 4, Pittsburgh 1, Islanders lead series 3-0 Columbus 3, Tampa Bay 1, Columbus leads series 3-0 Winnipeg 6, St. Louis 3, St. Louis leads series 2-1 Vegas 6, San Jose 3, Vegas leads series 2-1 Monday, April 15 Boston at Toronto, 3 p.m. Washington at Carolina, 3 p.m. Nashville at Dallas, 5:30 p.m. Calgary at Colorado, 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 Tampa Bay at Columbus, 3 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Pittsburgh, 3:30 p.m. Winnipeg at St. Louis, 5:30 p.m. San Jose at Vegas, 6:30 p.m. All Times ADT
Transactions BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS — Optioned RHP Jefry Rodriguez to Columbus (IL). Selected the contract of OF Carlos Gonzalez from Columbus. Transferred RHP Mike Clevinger to the 60-day IL. DETROIT TIGERS — Placed SS Jordy Mercer on the 10-day IL. Assigned OF Mikie Mahtook outright to Toledo (IL). Recalled 2B Ronny Rodriguez from Toledo. National League ATLANTA BRAVES — Optioned RHP Kyle Wright and LHP Sean Newcomb to Gwinnett (IL). Recalled RHPs Touki Toussaint, Dan Winkler and Jacob Webb from Gwinnett. Placed RHP Arodys Vizcaino on the 10-day IL. LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Optioned RHP Dennis Santana to Oklahoma City (PCL). Recalled RHP Josh Sborz from Oklahoma City. NEW YORK METS — Optioned RHP Corey Oswalt to Syracuse (IL). Recalled RHP Paul Sewald from Syracuse. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Recalled SS Yairo Munoz from Memphis (PCL). SAN DIEGO PADRES — Optioned RHPs Gerardo Reyes and Robert Stock to El Paso (PCL). Recalled RHPs Phil Maton and Luis Perdomo from El Paso. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Returned OF Connor Joe to the L.A. Dodgers. HOCKEY National Hockey League BUFFALO SABRES — Recalled D Devante Stephens from Cincinnati (ECHL) to Rochester (AHL). COLORADO AVALANCHE — Signed D Cale Makar to a threeyear contract. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Recalled D Cameron Gaunce from Syracuse (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Reassigned G Ilya Samsonov to Hershey (AHL). Recalled G Vitek Vanecek from Hershey. American Hockey League ROCHESTER AMERICANS — Recalled D Tobie Paquette-Bisson and Fs Vasili Glotov, Pascal Aquin and Myles Powell from Cincinnati (ECHL). COLLEGE CINCINNATI — Named John Brannen men’s basketball coach. LSU — Reinstated men’s basketball coach Will Wade. WOFFORD — Promoted associate head men’s basketball coach Jay McAuley to head coach.
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Politics put a sudden end to 20-year-old friendship DEAR ABBY: I work as a secretary in a big law office. At the end of the year we are supposed to box up and summarize our closed files so they can be stored in our warehouse. For some reason, all the women in the office seem to think I should find a man to help me carry the Abigail Van Buren boxes. All I’m doing is picking them up and putting them on a cart so I can take them to my desk. Abby, I am more than capable of carrying a box that weighs anywhere from 20 to 50 pounds. I’m in my mid-30s, fairly active and have never had a problem with this. I have worked here for about three years, and it’s always the same reaction. Today my supervisor made a big scene and insisted I find help. I hate having to hear the same thing every year. I don’t know why it bugs me, but it does. My feeling is if I can do it, why not? Should I just give in to their demands or stand my ground? -- DOING MY JOB DEAR DOING: Your supervisor may have told you to have a man place the boxes
on the cart, I suspect, because of possible liability should you injure your back doing the lifting. Because ignoring the request could lead to “issues” with your employer, you should comply. DEAR ABBY: I have recently been transferring all my photo slides from my childhood to my present age to my computer. Reviewing them I am dismayed there are very few photos of my grandfather, father or husband because they were usually the ones behind the camera taking the photos. Let’s all remember to also put them in front of the camera so we may have many cherished memories of them, too. -- PICTURING IT IN OAKLAND, CALIF. DEAR PICTURING IT: Your suggestion has merit, which is why I’m sharing it. However, with the advent of cellphone cameras and the ease with which folks take group selfies these days, I’m betting that in the future no one will be left out of the picture. 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. Hints from Heloise
HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, April 15, 2019: This year, you might be focused on your daily life. You want your days to flow. If you’re single, try to avoid mixing work and pleasure. The end result will be better. If attached, although you could be focused on day-to-day issues, do not forget to be a loving partner to your sweetie. LEO reminds you of the strength of two. 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) HHH Deal with your finances early on this a.m. You will make some excellent decisions. As the day progresses, you might find yourself in a situation that could be costlier than anticipated. Tonight: A conversation could be difficult. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHH Your creativity soars to a nearly unprecedented level. You experience spurts of energy and enthusiasm. In some cases, you finally will take on a difficult associate or friend. Your attitude has a devil-may-care quality, but know that it could change shortly. Tonight: Relax at home. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHH You could be more grounded than others believe. As a result, you could have an unanticipated realization or event. A partner or close loved one could be full of chatter. If you’re not in the mood to share, just pull back. Tonight: Happiest at home. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH You speak your mind and might not be concerned with others’ reactions. Trust that you are coming from a grounded point of view. Anger could flare up when you least anticipate. Stay centered, even if it is you who is angry! Tonight: As you like. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHH You might notice a substantial difference in how you feel today as opposed to the past few days. Handle your finances with care. Be picky and fussy. You could come up with answers out of the blue. A friend or meeting could be difficult. Tonight: Pay bills first. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH Your energy soars as the day grows older. Look for new possibilities.
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Extremes earmark your domestic or personal life. A must-do repair could be far more expensive than you anticipate. State your limits. Tonight: As you like. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HH Remain low-key. You might learn more than you thought. Extremes hit when dealing with a partner and your bond. Try not to take a conclusive action. Give yourself some space to think through your words and actions. Tonight: Not to be found. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH Speak your mind. You might hear some news that you have been waiting for. A partner or loved one could be full of surprises. Play it conservatively as far as finances go. You might not make a bad decision, but still give yourself a day to mull it over. Tonight: Where the action is. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHH Tension mounts, especially around your daily life. Someone might surprise you with his or her actions or words. You understand that life is not always predictable. Also understand that others’ moods and the end results could change swiftly. Tonight: To the wee hours. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH Stretch and willingly look at the various sides of an issue. No matter what happens, you will land like a cat with nine lives. You do not need to fret, but do look for a good solution. Give yourself a day or so to find the right answer. Tonight: Veg out while watching a favorite movie. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH A partner or associate plays a key role in your financial stability. The way you deal with a problem could change greatly. Your sense of well-being might be threatened if a loved one goes on a rant or rave. Let the other party know his or her behavior is unacceptable. Tonight: Say “yes” to living. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH Defer to an associate who wants to take the lead. Even if you disagree, this person needs to see the outcome of his or her ideas. A family member could be disagreeable. Everyone is entitled to have a bad day. Tonight: Go along with plan. BORN TODAY Actor/director Seth Rogen (1982), inventor/artist Leonardo Da Vinci (1452), actress Emma Watson (1990)
FAST FACTS Dear Readers: Here are some uses for leftover bread: * Cube bread and bake for inexpensive croutons. * Make into breadsticks by cutting into strips, then brushing with butter or olive oil and sprinkling with seasonings. Bake until crispy. * Cube bread into very small pieces and use as a topping for casseroles. -- Heloise HOSPITAL VISIT Dear Heloise: When I recently went into the hospital, friends would call and ask what I needed. I said I’d love any travel brochures they could lay their hands on. This kept my mind off my impending surgery and helped me plan for my next trip. I liked it better than reading magazines that feature movie stars. -- Patricia D., Great Falls, Mont. Patricia, what a great idea! You can lie back and visualize yourself on your next adventure. It helps you make plans and takes you out of the hospital atmosphere. -- Heloise WALKING THE DOG Dear Heloise: Last night, while walking my dog in our neighborhood, a car came out of nowhere and nearly hit me. The fault, however, was mine. I should have had reflective gear on myself and a flashing light on my dog. I will now, but it was a close call. Please tell your readers that many accidents can be avoided if people make themselves more visible when they’re outside at night. -- Lewis G., Fresno, Calif.
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DEAR ABBY: In the last presidential election, I had a friend who voted differently than I did. We didn’t try to persuade each other to vote “our” way, but I did share on social media some opinions about people who had taken some controversial positions. She regarded these opinions as a personal attack and stepped out of my life without warning. I have tried to re-engage with her several times -- texts, Facebook messages, phone calls. One message was met with hostility, and the others have gone unanswered. I have tried to apologize for hurting her feelings even though I didn’t intend to and asked for forgiveness. I have offered to take her to lunch. I hate the idea of walking away from a 20year friendship (we are both in our mid-30s, so this is a friendship that has lasted more than half our lives) over something that seems so insignificant to me. Do I quit? Do I keep trying? -- MISSING MY FRIEND IN MICHIGAN DEAR MISSING: What happened is unfortunate. Because not one of your overtures has been accepted, step back and stop trying for a while. After the next election, cooler heads may prevail, and she may be more receptive.
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n On Apr. 9 at 12:44 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of male who was trespassing at local businesses and had stolen from one of the businesses. Troopers located Anthony Larocca, 50, of Soldotna, nearby. Larocca was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on charges of second-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree criminal trespass, and fourth-degree theft. n On Apr. 9 at 9:41 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of an ATV theft from a residence in the Bernice Lake Road area of Nikiski. Investigation revealed that sometime over the last day, a red 1994 Suzuki 285 ATV had been stolen from a residence. The case is under investigation. n On Apr. 7 at 8:01 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a single-vehicle accident near Mile 33 of the Seward Highway. Investigation revealed that the
Court reports The following judgments were recently handed down in Kenai District Court: n Katrina Lee Burman, 54, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Oct. 26. She was sentenced to
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As the high school students stood on the steps, younger students surrounded them and held up signs. Topou pointed to another sign, one that hung on two of the columns at the Capitol that depicted hands reaching upward. “This is exactly what
driver, Shane Keller, 26, of Anchorage, was impaired by alcohol. Additionally, a check of Keller’s status showed that he had two active arrest warrants, as well as two prior driving under the influence convictions within the preceding 10 years, and he was on conditions of release for an open criminal case. Keller was taken to the Seward jail without bail, pending arraignment, for his arrest warrants and for one count of felony driving under the influence and one count of violating conditions of release. n On Apr. 10 at 10:35 a.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted several occupants at a residence off Thunder Road in Nikiski. Investigation revealed that two of the occupants had outstanding warrants for their arrest. Arnold Franklin Sipes, 28, of Nikiski, and Amber Lynn Erickson, 32, of Nikiski, were arrested. Both were taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. Sipes was remanded without bail on four warrants, with original charges of failure to appear for
trial call for second-degree theft, first-degree criminal trespass, third-degree criminal mischief, violating conditions of release, and failure to appear for a felony charge. Erickson was remanded without bail (five days to serve) for failure to contact Wildwood for remand on original charges of driving under the influence and first-degree endangering the welfare of a child. n On Apr. 10 at 2:43 p.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a black 1991 Chevrolet S10 for an equipment violation. Investigation revealed that a passenger, Kimberly E. Payne, 26, of Soldotna, had an active arrest warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on the original charge of driving while license revoked. Payne was arrested for the warrant and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on $500 bail. n On Apr. 8 at 9:27 a.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a red 2003 Chevrolet Impala for moving and equipment violations near Jones Road in Soldot-
na. Investigation revealed that Charles G. Duipuis, 38, of Soldotna, displayed a license plate belonging to another vehicle on his vehicle. Further investigation revealed his driver’s license was revoked for driving while license revoked. Duipuis was issued citations for improper use of plates, driving while license suspended, and failure to show proof of Insurance. Duipuis’ vehicle was released to a responsible driver, and he was released from the scene. n On Apr. 10 at 1:28 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a disturbance on Vonda Street, in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Jessie Graham, 24, of Soldotna, had assaulted another male by threatening him with a rifle. Graham was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail. n On Apr. 10 at about 4:30 p.m., Anchor Point Alaska State Troopers responded to reported assault after-the-fact in the village of Port Graham. Investigation revealed that
John Ardenia, 42, of Port Graham, had assaulted another resident of the home. Ardenia was arrested and taken to the Homer Jail. n On Apr. 10 at 10:57 p.m., Soldotna police received a report of a female causing damage to a vehicle at a residence on Columbine Street and then leaving in a vehicle. Officers later located the vehicle near the intersection of the Sterling Highway and Feuding Lane. Elaine M. Ricketts, 54, of Kenai, was arrested for felony driving under the influence of alcohol and fifth-degree criminal mischief. She was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail. n On Apr. 4 at 5:04 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on Kalifornsky Beach Road near the Sterling Highway. Randy Wise, 49, of Kenai, was issued a criminal citation for misuse of plates and released. n On Apr. 3, Soldotna police received a complaint involving a baggie of methamphetamine that fell out of a person’s pocket while they were at a local business. Investigation led to Amy S.
Birk, 28, of Soldotna, being issued a criminal citation for fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and released. n On Apr. 11 at 3:15 a.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers stopped a red Jeep being operated by Scott Jezorski, 27, of Soldotna, who was known to have an active warrant for his arrest. Jezorski was arrested without incident and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on the warrant, which was for two counts of seconddegree theft. He was held on $1,000 bail. n On Apr. 11 at 3:54 a.m., Brittney Fattore, 29, of Seward, was taken to Wildwood Pretrial on two outstanding arrest warrants. One of the warrants was for failing to post bail on original charges of fourth-degree assault, fifth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree unlawful contact, and violating conditions release, with $500 bail. The second warrant was for failing to post bail on original charges of driving under the influence and fourthdegree misconduct involving a controlled substance, also with $500 bail.
30 days on electronic monitoring with 27 days suspended, fined $2,000 with $500 suspended, a $75 court surcharge, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and $66 for the first three days of monitoring ordered, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had her license revoked
for 90 days, ordered to pay restitution, and placed on probation for one year. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n Julia A. Weeks, 65, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of negligent driving, committed Aug. 19. She was fined $250 and a $10 court surcharge.
n Danelle Nicole Clark, 22, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of driving under the influence, committed Mar. 19. She was sentenced to 30 days on electronic monitoring with 27 days suspended, fined $2,000 with $500 suspended, a $150 court surcharge, a $150 jail surcharge with $100
suspended and $66 for the first three days of monitoring ordered, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had her license revoked for 90 days, ordered ignition interlock for six months, and placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.
n Peter J. Pletnikoff, 26, of Kodiak, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second-degree harassment, committed Nov. 21. He was fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered not to consume or buy alcohol for 12 months, and placed on probation for 12 months.
In January, in an unexpected vote, the board decided to move the regulatory meeting from the Kenai Peninsula to Anchorage. The meeting was originally going to be held in Anchorage, but a March 2018 vote moved the meeting to the Kenai-Soldotna area. Homer Rep. Sarah Vance announced in a press release Friday that
she had launched an inquiry into the move. Vance said the decision to launch the inquiry came 10 weeks after she signed onto the Kenai Peninsula delegation’s letter to the Chairman of the Board of Fish, Reed Morisky, questioning the meeting move. “Chairman Morisky has had sufficient time to respond to questions and concerns brought up by
the Kenai Peninsula delegation and as of this time, we have not received any response,” said Vance between floor sessions on Tuesday, according to the release. “A transparent process is integral to the proper stewardship of our fishing resources. The fact that Alaskans continue to be circumvented by the Board of Fish is unacceptable.”
Vance’s office filed a public records request with the Department of Fish & Game requesting access to the internal communications and phone records of the chairman and members of the Board of Fish, according to the release. “The public has quickly lost trust in the process that has been designed to weigh their input, and
I don’t blame them for that,” Vance said, according to the release. “Not only do I believe that the public is owed an apology, I also believe they’re also owed an explanation. This pattern of misleading Alaskans and declining to explain has caused real damage to the integrity of the board. Now is the time for accountability and transparency.”
we’re doing,” Topou said. “We’re reaching for the governor, we’re reaching for everyone to give us the education that we need, and all we’re asking is that you take our hand and that we can walk to the future together.” Dunleavy’s budget proposal calls for a reduction in funding of $300 million from school districts across the state, according to the Department of Edu-
cation and Early Development. That includes a cut of $10 million to the Juneau School District. The House of Representatives’ budget proposal, passed this week, does not propose those deep cuts and even seeks to guarantee funding for the next fiscal year as well. Speakers at Saturday’s rally — including education advocate and former U.S. Congressional candi-
date Alyse Galvin — were passionate as they spoke to the crowd, but none spoke with quite the energy of Rep. Grier Hopkins, DFairbanks. Hopkins was vehement about the importance of education in his life, going as far to name off the elementary school teachers he had to prove how he still thinks of them. The rally was organized by Great Alaska Schools, thread Alaska, the South-
east Alaska Association for the Education of Young Children, National Education Association (NEA) Alaska, and the Juneau Education Association. Multiple speakers, including Dzantik’i Heeni teacher Amy Lloyd, brought up Dunleavy’s propensity to carry a red pen. The pen is meant to symbolize his veto power, which he said he would use if the Legislature passes a budget that
he doesn’t agree with. Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau, said no teacher or former teacher like herself is afraid of a red pen. Lloyd spoke along the same lines, saying teachers wield a red pen when they’re correcting papers and providing feedback. “When we pick up a red pen,” Lloyd said, “it is to grow Alaska, support our students and brighten our future.”
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