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In the news Murkowski seeks comment extension on Pebble review JUNEAU — Alaska’s senior U.S. senator has asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to extend from 90 to 120 days the comment period on a draft environmental review of a proposed copper and gold mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region. In a letter to the corps’ Alaska commander, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski cites the draft’s “length and complexity” and the need to ensure Alaskans can provide “meaningful feedback” on it. She also asks the corps to “redouble” its efforts to meaningfully consult with Alaska Natives who live in the region. She says she expects the corps to seriously consider their input in finalizing the review. A corps spokesman says the corps is considering all requests surrounding the length of the comment period, currently set to run through May 30.

Legislature OKs conflict of interest revisions JUNEAU — The Alaska Legislature has voted to change conflict of interest rules passed last year that members complained limited them from interacting with constituents and being involved with legislation. The House on Wednesday passed a compromise recently passed by the Senate. The rewrite bars lawmakers from taking legislative action likely to substantially benefit or harm the financial interest of the legislator, the legislator’s spouse and persons for whom the lawmaker and spouse work or are negotiating to work. Lawmakers with any such conflicts are to declare that before voting in a committee and ask to be excused from voting on the floor. Critics of the rewrite said it was still restricting, too lax or confusing. Supporters say it is aimed at barring lawmakers from taking actions that could personally enrich them. — Associated Press

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Young gives update on DC By Brian Mazurek Peninsula Clarion

Alaska’s longest-serving congressman, U.S. Rep. Don Young, visited the Kenai Peninsula on Tuesday to give members of the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce an update on what’s happening in Washington, D.C. Young spoke about changes in Congress as well as issues he has been fighting for that directly affect Alaskans. Young also took questions from the audience about national issues including immigration, impeachment and the Mueller Report. Young began his speech by commenting on the freshman members of Congress and the changing See DC, page A12

Dunleavy not planning marijuana board repeal this session By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press

JUNEAU — Gov. Mike Dunleavy does not plan to introduce legislation this session that would propose eliminating the board that regulates Alaska’s legal marijuana industry, a spokesman said Wednesday. Spokesman Matt Shuckerow said the decision was based on the time left in session and Dunleavy’s focus on other legislative priRep. Don Young, R-Alaska, gives a presentation to the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers orities, such as the budget of Commerce during a luncheon at the Kenai Visitor Center on Tuesday. (Photo by and crime bills. Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion) He said he did not have an update on whether Dunleavy planned to pursue the idea in the future. Earlier this year, Commerce Commissioner Julie Anderson in a message to department employees outlined Dunleavy’s plans for the department. A section on legislation expected from Dunleavy included repeal of the Alcoholic Beverage Control and Marijuana Control boards, with the intent to transfer the authority and responsibility of the boards to the commissioner. The idea garnered pushback from members of the marijuana industry who support how the board approaches issues it addresses. Wednesday marked the 100th day of the legislative Rep. Andi Story, D-Juneau, listens during a hearing for House Bill 75 on increasing session. The constitution school internet speed at a House Education Committee meeting on Monday, April 1. permits regular sessions of (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire) 121 days, with an option to passed the House unani- tatives were present for the islature website. The bill extend for an additional 10. Shuckerow also said mously, this was the first vote, according to journal had hefty support on both Dunleavy does not plan See VET, page A3 vote where all 40 represen- entries on the Alaska Leg-

Vet job access bill passes unanimously By Alex McCarthy Juneau Empire

For the first time this session, all 40 members of the Alaska House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday, courtesy of a Juneau representative. House Bill 71, proposed by Rep. Andi Story, DJuneau, passed by a clean 40-0 vote on the floor Wednesday. The bill allows for veterans to substitute documented military experience for minimum qualifications for state classified positions. “Veterans have served our country and should be honored for their service and sacrifice,” Story said on the floor. “The transition to civilian life often proves to be difficult.” While other bills have

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Court finds Homer resident has standing in zoning case By Michael Armstrong Homer News

A Homer citizen activist has prevailed in an Alaska Supreme Court case asserting he has standing to appeal a 2014 Homer Advisory Planning Commission decision. In a 4-1 ruling released on April 19, the Alaska Supreme Court wrote that the Homer City Council, acting as the Board of Adjustment, should have granted Frank Griswold standing when he appealed a conditional use permit — that is, he had sufficient grounds to appeal as a property owner in the zoning district. Homer City Manager Katie Koester on Friday issued a statement in response to the ruling.

ings,” Koester wrote in an email. “The broad interpretation of standing by the Supreme Court provides needed clarity for the City and the Planning Commission in the future.” The decision reverses a Superior Court decision that upheld the board’s denial of standing to Griswold and sends his appeal back to the Board of Adjustment for reconsideration. It also vacates an award of $4,733.10 the Superior Court ordered Griswold to pay the city in attorney fees. Homer city code “requires The covered porch at the end of the Windjammer Suites building at 320 W. Pioneer Ave. is shown in a photo- only that a property owner prograph taken Tuesday, in Homer. (Photo by Michael Arm- duce some evidence supporting the owner’s claim that the city’s strong/Homer News) action could potentially ad“While this is a big change the City will be incorporating versely affect the owner’s use in how standing has been inter- the court’s interpretation in all or enjoyment of the owner’s preted by the court in the past, of Homer’s pending proceed- property,” Justice Susan Car-

Sport, Rec and Trade show back for 34th year By VICTORIA PETERSEN Peninsula Clarion

This year’s Kenai Peninsula Sport, Rec and Trade Show is the biggest it’s been in over a decade, Kelly Martin, president of the trade show said. Martin is also the CEO of the Kenai Peninsula Association of Realtors, which has been hosting the show for the last 34 years.

Martin said the show has something to offer the entire family. For the first time, the trade show will have an Alaskan Made Exhibit, which will showcase artwork made by Alaskans from across the state. There are over 150 booths, Martin said, both inside and outside of the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.

“This isn’t the kind of trade show where you just walk around from booth to booth,” Martin said. “Each booth has something interactive.” The trade show has come along way in the last few years, Martin said. She said in 2016, the show was only half full and ready to be closed for good.

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ney wrote in the decision (emphases added). “Griswold met these requirements.” The case stemmed from a March 2014 application by Terry and Jonnie Yager for a conditional use permit to build a covered porch in the Central Business District that would extend 10 feet into part of a 20-foot setback along Pioneer Avenue at what is now the Kachemak Group Real Estate office in the Windjammer Suites building. At an April 2014 public hearing, Griswold spoke against the conditional use permit application, saying setback exceptions required a variance rather than a conditional use permit, and that city code allowing for setback exceptions conflicted with state See CASE, page A2

International Fly Fishing Film Tour comes to Kenai By VICTORIA PETERSEN Peninsula Clarion

The local Trout Unlimited Chapter is bringing the International Fly Fishing Film Festival to the peninsula. The event is a fundraiser benefiting the Kenai Peninsula Trout Unlimited Chapter and their projects. Dave Atcheson, a former board member and volunteer with Trout Unlimited, said the event is a great way to gear up for the up-

coming fishing season. The festival will feature short films about locations all over the world, including Alaska. “People like the short films and it gets them ready and excited for the fishing season,” Atcheson said. Along with the film screening, the event will also hold a silent auction, packed with fishing trips, fishing gear, local artwork See FILM, page A2


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and more, Atcheson said. The event will also have food and drinks, including a specially brewed beer from Kenai River Brewing Company. The Two-Timing Trout Pale Ale, the first

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to appoint a new member to the Marijuana Control Board until after the legislative session ends. The Legislature, meeting in joint session last week to consider confirmation of Dunleavy appointees, rejected his nomination of Vivian Stiver. Stiver was involved in a failed 2017 effort to ban marijuana operations in Fairbanks. Shuckerow pointed to a provision of state law that says appointees not confirmed by the end of a

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law. The planning commission granted the conditional use permit and the Yagers eventually built the covered porch. Griswold appealed the conditional use permit to the Homer City Council, which acted as the Board of Adjustment. At a September 2014 hearing, then Homer Mayor Beth Wythe considered Griswold’s assertion of standing. Griswold owns property more than 3,000 feet from the Yager property. According to the Supreme Court ruling, at the meeting she read the definition in city code of a “person aggrieved” as someone who shows proof of an adverse impact on “the use, enjoyment, or value of real property owned by that person.” She also said that “an interest that is no different from that of the general public is not sufficient to establish aggrievement.” According to the Supreme Court ruling, Griswold asserted that as a property owner in

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original beer brewed by Kenai River’s Benjamin Weagraff, will be released at the event. John Messick, the president of Trout Unlimited, said the film festival is part of an annual fundraiser the chapter does every year. Money raised at the event will go toward local projects, such as building cul-

verts in local streams and offering education on fishing in local watersheds. “Lately we’ve pushed education and outreach,” Messick said. “We’re trying to get more young people and families fishing.” This is Messick’s second year on the Trout Unlimited board and his first year as president. He says he’s hop-

ing to grow the chapter’s membership. “I want people engaged with the watershed they live,” Messick said. The doors open at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, April 27. Films start at 6:30 p.m. at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center in Kenai. Tickets are $12 online and $15 at the door.

regular session would be considered failed. He cited the unlikelihood that lawmakers would hold another joint session to consider additional appointments. Opponents of Stiver sought to cast her as a prohibitionist, while supporters said she would bring fresh perspective and fairly hear issues. Dunleavy had picked her to replace Brandon Emmett, who had been one of two industry representatives on the board. The law establishing the five-member board allows for up to two members actively involved in the industry, though one of those seats could go to a member

of the general public. That would have been the case with Stiver. Shuckerow said that moving forward Dunleavy will “examine prospective candidates and make a selection to the Marijuana Control Board that he believes will best serve Alaska.” Dunleavy’s other nominee to the board, Lt. Christopher Jaime, an Alaska Wildlife Trooper nominated to the public safety seat, was confirmed without debate. The board is scheduled to meet next week in Anchorage. Items on the agenda include routine licensing matters and “on-site con-

sumption clean-up.” The board previously approved regulations allowing for onsite use of marijuana at authorized retail locations but officials indicated revisions may be needed to provide greater clarity. State marijuana regulators left open, for example, discussion on whether cannabis shops that want to offer onsite consumption of edibles but not allow smoking need to be in freestanding buildings. Erika McConnell, director of the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office, said by email that the proposal set for discussion next week would address that.

the Central Business District, granting the permit would “set a continuing precedent for other properties in the neighborhood.” He argued setbacks provided “adequate open spaces for light and air, prevent undue concentrations of populations, lessen … congestion on streets and highways, preserve and enhance the aesthetic environment of the community.” The board voted and found Griswold had no standing. Griswold appealed to the Superior Court, but it upheld for the city, saying Griswold was not a “person aggrieved.” It also awarded attorney’s fees to the city, finding Griswold was not a public interest litigant. Griswold represented himself in the court cases. In its decision, the Alaska Supreme Court interpreted the issue of a “person aggrieved” liberally “in favor of ‘increased accessibility to judicial forums,’” Carney wrote. In an earlier Griswold v. City of Homer decision, the court eliminated taxpayer-citizen standing in land-use cases,

but not injury-interest standing. That is, while not just any citizen could assert standing, someone who could assert an injury might have standing. A property owner would only need to make a minimal showing to qualify as a “person aggrieved,” Carney wrote. The property owner does not have an evidentiary burden, that is, proving beyond a reasonable doubt. The property owner only has to “produce some evidence supporting a claim of impact on real property.” The causation chain also is minimal, showing a potential impact in “use, enjoyment, or value,” Carney wrote. At the Board of Adjustment hearing, Wythe had asked Griswold to identify proof of adverse impact. The Supreme Court wrote that “the potential impact of building into the reduced setback is some evidence that Griswold, by virtue of his ownership in the zoning district, may suffer diminished enjoyment of his property.” The court noted the city argued giving Griswold stand-

ing would provide standing to any property owner in the district. Because reduced setbacks could harm every property owner in the district, “every property owner in that zoning district does have standing to challenge their legality,” Carney wrote. Preventing judicial redress because the injury might be widespread “is perverse public policy,” she wrote. Justice Joel Bolger dissented, writing “I am especially concerned about the court’s conclusion that Griswold ‘by virtue of his ownership in the zoning district,’ will suffer recognizable harm from a covered porch more than a half-mile away. … This decision thus invites obstacles to reasonable development proposals, even when the competing interest is very remote or speculative.” Griswold declined comment on the decision, saying he preferred to do all his talking in court and not in the media. Reach Michael Armstrong at marmstrong@ homernews.com.


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Clifford Leroy Chamberlin February 18, 1948 - March 10, 2019

Clifford Leroy Chamberlin, 71, received his heavenly promotion and went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus on Sunday March 10, 2019 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Public Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 1:00 Pm at Sterling Abundant Live Assembly of God in Sterling, Alaska. Burial will be at Ford Rich National Cemetery, Monday, April 29, 2019, in Anchorage, Alaska

with full military honors. Born in Salem Oregon February 18, 1948 to proud parents Archie Leroy and Ena Fern Chamberlin, Cliff was taught a strong work ethic by his parents and grandparents. His deep love of God, country and family was evident in all he did. Cliff moved with his family to Southeast Alaska in August of 1963. A talented athlete he loved all sports, playing football, baseball, track (Pole-vault), but his favorite was basketball. While on the Ketchikan Kayhi Kings basketball team they won the southeast Alaska tournament, and the Alaska State Championship in 1965. He also made Southeast All-Tourney Team while with the Wrangell Wolves, Graduation in 1966. Basketball continued at Centralia Jr. College in Chehalis, Washington. He joined the Navy on his 21st birthday, graduating from the US Navel Training Center in San Diego as RCPO of Company 69-160. Active Duty took him to Vietnam as sonarman on the minesweeper USS Constant. After honorable discharge he returned to family in Alaska, working in the lumber mill with his brother. They both were tough referees for the local high school boys and girls basketball teams. He also was qualified as a Search and Rescue diver. Moving to the Kenai Peninsula in 1983, he loved the outdoors and was active in the fishing community and spent many days moose hunting up the Resurrection Trail. He served over 24 years as a board member at the Sterling Abundant Life Assembly, mentored young boys in Royal Rangers, and was an original founder or the Sterling Area holiday food box program. His servant’s heart was always willing to help those in need, he was a natural leader and a true team player. Thoughtful and patient, his genuine personality drew people to him. He was always humble to forgive those who wronged him. Cliff was predeceased by his father Archie. Cliff is survived by his beloved mother Ena Fern, siblings Sharon (Martin) Kaniho, Gary (Mindy) Chamberlin, all of Sterling, Alaska and Karen (Dave) Skoglund of Houston Texas, along with several nephew, nieces, many cousins and other relatives, special friends John and Kathy Haley, Cisco and Margaret Salz and many in his church family and Peninsula community. Memorial donations can be made in Cliff’s honor to Disabled American Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans of America, VFW or Wounded Warriors.

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sides of the aisle and from representatives throughout the state, as five Democrats and five Republicans signed on as co-sponsors of the bill. Rep. David Eastman, R-Wasilla — who is known for being a contrarian in floor votes — met with Story prior to the bill reaching the floor to discuss an amendment to the bill, Story explained on the floor. The two talked through it and came to an agreement, and Eastman (one of the co-sponsors) explained on the floor that

his amendment would expand the amount of military experience that can be counted toward a state job. Story said she appreciated Eastman’s effort to sit down with her beforehand and said they went to Legislative Legal Services to make sure the amendment fit the bill. “Legislative Legal indicated that the amendment provides clarity that any and all military experience can be used to meet one or multiple requirements for a state position,” Story said on the floor. Alaska has the highest percentage of veterans in its population of any state, according to U.S. Census numbers, at nearly 14%.

LIO Schedule Thursday, April 25 9 a.m.: The Senate Finance Committee will hold a public hearing for a presentation by David Teal, Legislative Finance Director. Listen only. 10 a.m.: The House Special Committee on Fisheries will hold a public hearing to discuss HB 116 Aquatic Farm / Hatchery Site Leases and HB 65 Fish Tax: Repeal Municipal Refunds / Revenue Share. Testimony will be taken. 1:30 p.m.: The House Finance Committee will hold a public hearing to discuss HB 131 Appropriation Limit. Testimony will be taken. All teleconferences are held at the Kenai LIO 145 Main St Lp #217, Kenai, AK 99611 unless otherwise noted. To confirm call 283-2030 or email Kenai.LIO@akleg.gov. To listen / watch online go to http://alaskalegislature.tv/.

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Around the Peninsula National Infant Immunization Week National Infant Immunization Week is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable disease and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities. This year National Infant Immunization Week is April 27-May 4. Is your child up to date on their shots? Don’t know? Contact your Doctor or call Kenai Public Health at 335-3400.

Tribe to participate in Summer Food Service Program

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe is participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided free of charge to all eligible children participating in the Tribe’s summer programs. To be eligible to receive free meals at a residential or non-residential camp, children must meet the income guidelines for reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program. Children who are part of households that receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, or benefits under the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families are automatically eligible. Acceptance and participation requirements are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. For more information, please contact Teresa Smith, Kenaitze Indian Tribe Early Childhood Manager, at 907335-7260.

Soldotna Senior Softball

Soldotna Senior Softball is ready to play the first time, this season, May 7. This will be our 9th season. The group plays on Tuesday mornings at Centennial Park next to the Old Museum at the Little League Field. Players start arriving at 9 a.m. and play until 11 or 11:30 a.m. It is co-ed from around age 50 and up. It does not matter how long it’s been since you played or if you can’t run, pinch runners are provided. If you are interested and want more information, please call Paul 394-6061.

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Presents: Hook to Table Hands-on Campfire Cooking

ASEA/AFSCME Local 52 scholarship ASEA/AFSCME Local 52 Cook Inlet Chapter is offering three scholarships to applicants who have not previously received a scholarship. Scholarship applications must be received or postmarked by May 31 of the current year. Applications are available at the ASEA/AFSME Cook Inlet Chapter website.http://www.afscmelocal52.org/index.php/ union-leadership/chapters/cook-inlet-chapter. If you have questions or need more information please send an email to cookinlet3432@outlook.com or ginakuntzman@yahoo. com. Emailed applications are not accepted.

Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Class

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor class in Homer on April 27 from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The class will be conducted at the Best Western Bidarka Inn, 575 Sterling Highway. This class is free to commercial fishermen, thanks to support from the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development, the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health, and AMSEA members. The cost is $175 for all others. Interested mariners may register at www.amsea.org or call 907-747-3287.

Al-Anon support group meetings

Al-Anon support group meetings are held at the Central Peninsula Hospital in the Kasilof Room (second floor) of the River Tower building on Monday at 7 p.m., Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. Park around back by the ER and enter through the River Tower entrance and follow the signs. Contact Tony Oliver at 252-0558 for more information.

Kenai Performers presents ‘The Crucible’

Kenai Performers presents “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller. May 9, 10, 11 and May 16, 17, 18, at 7 p.m. Location: 44045 K-Beach Road (backside of Subway restaurant). Tickets are $15, available at the door and online at ww.kenaiperformers.org. For more information call Rebecca at 398-2951.

Sterling Moose River Hustle

The 8th annual Sterling Moose River Hustle will be held May 11 at the Sterling Senior Center. Registration is from 8:30-9:45 a.m. Event starts at 10 a.m. Courses available are 1 mile and 3 miles. Entry fees are $10 youth, $20 adult, $50 family. Awards and door prizes. All proceeds benefit the Senior Center’s “Meals on Wheels” program. Online registration is available at www.sterlingseniors.org. until noon May 10. Entry forms are available at the Sterling Senior Center. For more information, call 262-1721 or 252-2959.

The staff of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is excited to lead youth participants through the cleaning and cooking of their Trout Pond catch over a wood fire during this year’s Sports Show on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28. Find the Refuge tent outside the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex near the pond and stop in with or without a fresh catch to learn the ins and outs of campfire cooking, how to Midnight Sun fundraiser compost fish waste and more. Participants will leave with Tickets for the Safari Club’s annual Midnight Sun funtheir fish cooked and seasoned, and a new outdoor skill draiser and banquet on Saturday, May 4 at Soldotna Sports ready for the summer season! Center are now available online at http://www.safarikenai. auctionreg.org or by calling Spencie at 260-7758. Board Alaska Farm Bureau meeting members also have tickets to sell. There will be chances to Kenai Peninsula Chapter of the Alaska Farm Bureau win guns, hunts and trips, furs and jewelry. All funds raised meets at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 2 at the Kenai Peninsu- are dedicated to wildlife conservation, youth education, and la Aquaculture Building on K-Beach Road. There will be protecting your hunting heritage. Seating is limited, so get a potluck starting at 6, with a business meeting to follow. your tickets early. All Farm Bureau members and other interested persons are invited to attend. A Zoom setup will be available for those 2019 Women On Target Clinic schedule unable to attend in person. For sign on information, email Go to our events and sign up on Eventbrite “get tickets” kpchapterfb@gmail.com. and review the instructions on Facebook-Kenai Peninsula Women on Target. You must be 18 years of age. May 16: Garage and Vendor Sale Intro to Shotgun; June 8: Intro to pistol; June 29: Intro to There will be a community Garage and Vendor Sale at pistol; August 2: Intro to Rifle.Sponsored by Friends of the the Sterling Community Center this Saturday from 10 a.m. NRA, Kenai Peninsula SCI and Snowshoe Gun Club. to 5 p.m. It will be an outside event (weather permitting) with plenty of spaces for you all to shop at. There is still Kenai River Festival Salvage Art Exhibit space available for anyone that would like to set up for a Creative entries for the Salvage Art Exhibit are encourminimal fee of $10. This will be the perfect time and place aged to be displayed at the Kenai River Festival June 7-9 for all to stop in after eating at the fundraiser breakfast at the This event is cosponsored by ReGroup and The Kenai Fine Sterling Senior Center. Call 262-7224 if you would like to Art Center. Recycling at other summer events will be disrent a space. cussed at the monthly meeting of ReGroup Monday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hope Community Center on Kenai Watershed Summer Camp Princeton Ave. just off K-Beach. Details of the upcomCome join the Kenai Watershed Forum for a session of ing Electronics Recycling Event May 4 will be finalized. “Wilderness, Wildlife & Wonder” summer camp. There For more information or to volunteer to help at any of will be several locally focused, science and environmental- these happenings call 252-2773. themed sessions for kids aged 6-12. All sessions will involve fostering a connection to nature through a hands-on, immer- International Fly Fishing Film Festival sion in the outdoors, allowing them to see, feel, smell and Worldwide fly fishing adventures from Alaska’s bardirectly experience flora and fauna of the Kenai Peninsula ren Kuskokwim River drainage to lush South American watershed for themselves. Megan Pike is our new camp di- jungles will be premiered at the 2019 annual Internationrector. She comes to the peninsula from Maine with a back- al Fly Fishing Film Festival, April 27 at the Kenai Visiground in adapted outdoor education and recreation. Join tors Center, 11471 Kenai Spur Highway, Kenai. Doors Meg and get your kids in touch with their wild side! Regis- to the theater open at 5:30 p.m. with the film screening tration is open online at www.kenaiwatershed.org. at 6:30 p.m. The Film Festival is hosted by the conservation organization Kenai Peninsula Trout Unlimited. InOpioids & Narcan Education Series ternational Fly Fishing Film Festival tickets are priced at PCHS & the Division of Public Health Nursing invite $12 general admission and are available at the theater the you to a Community Education Series focusing on Opi- day of the event. For more information, contact pic41@ oids & Narcan on Thursday, April 25 from 5:30-6 p.m. comcast.net. at PCHS 230 E. Marydale Ave in Soldotna. There will be a short presentation on the science of opioids and opi- Women in the Law oid addiction as well as information about the lifesaving Women in the Law, Saturday, April 27 from 1-4 medication Narcan. For more information, contact Fred p.m. The Kenai Community Library and the Kenai Koski at 907-262-3119. Peninsula Bar Association are partnering to show the 2018 film on the early efforts of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Donations for VFW May Garage Sale and litigants to advance gender equality through the Spring Cleaning? Moving? Left over Garage Sale 14th amendment. Following the movie, local female Items? Donate those reusable items to the VFW May Ga- attorneys will share their experiences with law in rage Sale. Drop off at VFW Post new building addition, our unique State and facilitate a discussion about the Birch Street, Soldotna on Saturday April 27 between 10 movie. Movie snacks will be provided by the Kenai a.m. and 4 p.m. (No clothing or consignments). All pro- Peninsula Bar Association. ceeds go the the new Building addition. More info call Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Training Lee @ 420-7503. The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association Professional assistance to veterans (AMSEA) will offer a Fishing Vessel Drill ConducA Department Service Officer from the Disabled tor class in Seward, Alaska on April 29, from 8 a.m. American Veterans organization will be providing free, to 7 p.m. at AVTEC, 809 Second Avenue. The class professional assistance to veterans and their families in is free to commercial fishermen, thanks to support obtaining benefits and services earned through military from the Alaska Department of Commerce, Commuservice and provided by the Department of Veterans Af- nity & Economic Development, the National Instifairs. He will be at the Kenai Vet Center on Wednesday, tute for Occupational Safety & Health, and AMSEA May 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call 907-257-4803 members. The cost is $175 for all others. Interested to get an appointment or just walk in. mariners may register online at www.amsea.org or Sterling Senior Center breakfast call (907) 747-3287.

The Sterling Senior Center will be serving breakfast Game Warden Camp on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to noon. Menu inGame Warden Camp will take place Saturday, May cludes pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, bis- 11 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for current 5th, 6th, 7th graders. cuits and gravy. Adults $10, children $5. All proceeds More information: Kelly_Modla@fws.gov or 907-260benefit the center. Everyone welcome! 2851. Registration packets can be picked up /returned Alzheimer’s Community Forum at the the Visitor Center — space is limited & preregistration is required by April 20 (for T-shirt order). Cost An Alzheimer’s Community Forum will be held is $20 and includes lunch and a T-shirt. Investigate a Wednesday, May 1, 5-7 p.m. at the Soldotna Library. Hear a wildlife forensics crime scene and learn how to work brief overview on Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory loss. a case, learn about wildlife management and enforceBring a friend who has been affected by the disease. Share your ment, explore antlers, skulls and waterfowl ID. Practice thoughts about how we can help people in your community. outdoor survival and boating safety. Explore GPS/map Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is requested. and compass, archery, and learn how drones are used as Call 907-953-0160 or email harrismc78@gmail.com. a wildlife management tool.


Opinion

A4 | Thursday, April 25, 2019 | Peninsula Clarion

Override veto of US involvement in Yemen

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Serving the Kenai Peninsula since 1970 Jeff Hayden Publisher ERIN THOMPSON......................................................... Editor DOUG MUNN........................................... Circulation Director FRANK GOLDTHWAITE......................... Production Manager

What Others Say

No matter the con, miners lose By now, thanks to the Mueller

report, most everyone has learned of the extent to which Russian troll farms and hackers went to interfere with the 2016 election and sow discord among Americans in general. One of their pieces of propaganda was a leaflet touting Trump’s support for coal miners in Penn‑ sylvania, with an image of a miner covered in dust and soot. The image was from 1976, and the man in that photo, who actually worked in West Vir‑ ginia, has been dead for decades, his life taken by black lung disease in 1987. The man is Lee Hipshire. He was 57 when he died. The photo was taken by Earl Dotter. Natural‑ ly, the Russians didn’t seek Dotter’s or Hipshire’s family’s permission to use the photograph. Here in West Virginia, it’s just another example of miners being exploited for political gain, even if not by traditional methods. Hipshire’s son, Ronnie, was understandably upset to learn about what happened. He told The Washington Post his father “wouldn’t like that (the photo) was used by Russian trolls to better the Republican Party and the Trump Agenda.” Dotter told The Post he was “outraged.” “I thought it was a fake message to garner sup‑ port, and, two years into Trump’s presidency, I think it’s pretty obvious there hasn’t been thought‑ ful ways to make coal miners whole.” There have been plenty of less-than-thoughtful ideas from Trump and company, though those ef‑ forts have been on behalf of the mine owners, not the miners themselves. The Trump administration has put forth massive rollbacks of environmental pollution policies to try and help the slowly dying coal industry. Hipshire’s image is a perfect repre‑ sentation of that imbalance of power. Black lung rates are surging and at a 25-yearhigh. With most coal seams in West Virginia and the rest of Appalachia depleted, miners have to cut through more sandstone to get to the coal, and it turns out that silica dust from sandstone is just as lethal, if not more, than coal dust. Regulation of silica dust is not just a Trump problem. Several administrations going back to the 1990s have had chances to take action on that problem and failed. Of course, letting mining operations pollute more hasn’t done much to spark another boom in coal, though thinking it would gives a disturbing glance into how the minds of this administration work. Energy companies long ago started enacting plans to shutter coal-fired plants and develop more diverse sources for power production. Low natural gas costs have also played a huge part in coal’s decline. Whether it’s Russian trolls distributing a pam‑ phlet and circulating an image online, or Trump putting on a hard hat in Charleston and miming digging with a shovel, it’s all been one big con. While the real answer to the decline of coal is elusive, embracing outdated ideals and continuing to exploit the workforce can’t be the answer. West Virginia owes its miners more than that. — Charleston Gazette-Mail, April 23

The Yemeni Civil War has created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, displacing an estimated 3.3 million people and killing or injuring tens of thousands of people, including at least 17,700 civilians. An estimated 80 per‑ cent of the Yemeni population — 24 million people — need humanitarian or protections assistance. The U.S. is helping to make it worse. President Donald Trump issued the second veto of his presidency on April 16, vetoing Senate Joint Resolution 7 from Congress to stop U.S. involvement in the Yemeni war, claiming the resolu‑ tion is unnecessary because “there are no United States military personnel in Yemen commanding, participating in or accompanying military forces of the Saudi‑led coalition against the Houthis in hostilities in or affecting Yemen.” He conveniently leaves out indepen‑ dent U.S. military operations. In his December 2018 letter to Con‑ gress, he wrote that U.S. military per‑ sonnel are in Yemen conducting mili‑ tary operations, presumably not as part of the Saudi-led coalition, but support‑ ing them. That is in addition to at least 334 U.S. drone strikes in Yemen since

A laska V oices C raig W ilson 2009 and an unknown number of mili‑ tary ground incursions by special op‑ erations teams. Also, the U.S. Navy has assistance in blockading Yemeni ports, preventing humanitarian aid from en‑ tering the country. If the U.S. is providing logistical and intelligence support to the Saudi coali‑ tion, deploying troops on the Saudi border with Yemen, conducting mili‑ tary operations within Yemen, and as‑ sisting in the enforcement of the naval blockade, we are party to the conflict and engaged in hostilities under the War Powers Act. Congress has the authority to end our involvement. The Constitution says the president is commander in chief of the armed forces, but it gives Congress the power to declare and fund war. The White House claims that

U.S. involvement is so meager that it doesn’t amount to war hostilities, but also claims our involvement is vitally important that it must not be ended. If our role is as small as the White House claims, there should be no danger in ending it. If it is as significant as they claim at other times, then it is correct for Congress to shut it down because Congress never authorized our involve‑ ment in the war. Trump’s veto is the action of a wan‑ nabe king prioritizing weapon sales over alleviating the world’s worst hu‑ manitarian crisis. What does that tell the rest of the world? It tells the world that we are an ac‑ tive participant in genocide. It tells the world that we are more interested in money than people. It tells the world that we will turn a blind eye to the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today if an American company can make a buck perpetuating it. That is not what we should be tell‑ ing the world. We should be telling our senators and representative to override Trump’s veto. Craig Wilson lives in Juneau.

Just say no to onsite marijuana consumption The City and Borough of Juneau As‑ sembly is considering allowing marijua‑ na to be used in marijuana stores. This so-called “onsite consumption” seems contrary to the intent of the voter ini‑ tiative decriminalizing marijuana, and more importantly, it’s just a bad idea for Juneau tourism. Nearly half of Alaska voters didn’t want marijuana legal at all. And even those who voted for the marijuana bal‑ lot measure probably didn’t think that a “yes” vote would mean a slew of mari‑ juana bars in downtown Juneau, catering to tourists. Deputy Mayor Maria Gladziszewski was quoted in the Empire saying, “I want to give people who come here on ships a legal place to do what’s legal.” But this ignores the fact that marijuana presents risks for tourists, especially cruise ship and airline passengers. In fact, marijuana sellers are required to post a warning (sign size and print size specified), telling customers that it’s a violation of federal law to carry or transport marijuana “on Alaska water‑ ways, including cruise ships, or by air carrier” (3 Alaska Administrative Code 306.365(a)(2)). Tourists may intentionally or uninten‑ tionally take marijuana with them and get on a boat for a whale watching tour, a trip to Tracy Arm Fjord or a helicopter or floatplane tour, all of which might be fun, but illegal under federal law. There’s actually advice on the internet

A laska V oices D ean G uaneli about how to sneak marijuana onboard cruise ships, so some passengers, espe‑ cially if they’re high, are going to take Juneau marijuana with them, and find themselves in trouble. Using marijuana at a store is different than having a beer at the Red Dog Sa‑ loon. Tourists will consume marijuana to get high — that’s the whole point. And they’ll have to consume everything they buy, because they can’t legally take it back to a ship or plane. Their levels of experience and reactions with marijuana will vary. The onset of intoxication may be immediate or delayed, depending on the type and potency of marijuana con‑ sumed. The Marijuana Control Board regu‑ lation in 3 Alaska Administrative Code 306.370(d)(1)(C) requires that marijuana sellers who allow customers to get high at their store have a “plan for … monitor‑ ing overconsumption” — whatever that means. If there are recognized standards for marijuana “overconsumption,” those should be reflected in CBJ ordinances. But with a limited amount of time in

town, tourists won’t want to be held cap‑ tive waiting at a marijuana bar to gauge the effects. They will simply go and ex‑ perience Alaska’s capital city while high. Is this really the type of tourist activity we want to encourage? Since 1975, adults have had a consti‑ tutional right of privacy to possess and use marijuana under the famous Ravin opinion by the Alaska Supreme Court. But that right to privacy was limited to private places, and not out in public or in places open to the public. Ever since the Ravin decision, tourists have been able to consume marijuana in a private place, such as a residence, or the equivalent of a residence, like a ho‑ tel room. I think we should say to mar‑ ijuana-using tourists the same thing we would say to an amorous couple in pub‑ lic: “Get a hotel room!” It seems the marijuana industry is well on its way to making our city the Amsterdam of the Pacific Coast, where “Hike Juneau’s high trails” is the new tourism slogan. The Assembly should vote against onsite consumption. Dean Guaneli worked for the Criminal Division of the Alaska Attorney General’s Office from 1976-2006, including extensive work on state marijuana laws, and he handled litigation for the state regarding those laws, with briefing and argument in the Alaska Supreme Court. He is currently retired.

News and Politics

Cohen says he pleaded guilty to crimes he didn't commit By MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's prison-bound former lawyer told ac‑ tor Tom Arnold last month that he pleaded guilty to some crimes he didn't commit so his wife wouldn't "get dragged into the mud of this crap." Michael Cohen told Arnold "they had me on campaign finance" for arranging hushmoney payments to two women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump, but denied

committing tax evasion and called a crime re‑ lated to a home equity line of credit "a lie." He also complained in the March 25 call that he felt abandoned and tossed aside — like "a man all alone" — after giving more than 100 hours of interviews and testimony to fed‑ eral investigators and congressional commit‑ tees. Arnold said he recorded the 36-minute call without Cohen's knowledge because Cohen was known to record conversations and that he wanted to remember what they discussed. Arnold provided a copy to The Wall Street

Journal, which reported on it and posted audio excerpts on its website on Wednesday. It's unclear where Arnold was when he made the recording. If he was in California, he could face legal scrutiny because the state requires consent from both parties on the call. If he was in New York, he's in the clear. That state only requires one party's consent. Cohen met Arnold in June 2018 in what he described as a "chance, public encounter" in the lobby of a Manhattan hotel where Cohen was staying while his apartment was being re‑ paired. Cohen said that Arnold asked to take

a selfie. The meeting happened about two months after the FBI raided Cohen's hotel room and home and about two weeks before he publicly declared he was splitting from Trump, telling ABC's George Stephanopoulos: "I will not be a punching bag as part of anyone's defense strategy." Arnold, who hosted a Viceland series last year in which he investigated rumored record‑ ings of Trump, told the Journal he made the re‑ cent call to Cohen to follow up on their meet‑ ing and to offer him moral support.


Peninsula Clarion | Thursday, April 25, 2019 | A5

Nation/World Motorist who hit people held on 8 counts attempted murder By JULIET WILLIAMS, JOCELYN GECKER and JANIE HAR Associated Press

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — A California man who authorities said drove his car through a crosswalk in a quiet Silicon Valley suburb, hitting seven people and injuring eight, is being held in jail on eight counts of attempted murder. Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety Chief Phan Ngo said Wednesday that four people remain hospitalized with major injuries, including a 13-year-old Sunnyvale resident who is in critical condition. Six people were taken to area hospitals. Ngo said there is no evidence linking Isaiah Joel Peoples, a 34-year-old Army veteran, to known terrorist organizations but that the crash appeared deliberate. Peoples was arrested after Tuesday’s crash. “Peoples did not slow down prior to the collision and appeared to accelerate as he moved into the crosswalk,” he said, adding they do not have a motive. The youngest victim was a 9-year-old boy who was treated and released with

minor injuries. A 15-yearold boy was treated and released by paramedics. The 13-year-old is a girl, Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety Capt. Jim Choi has said. Peoples’ mother, Leevell Peoples of Sacramento, California, said Wednesday that she couldn’t imagine any situation in which her mild-mannered son would deliberately crash into innocent people, other than something related to the PTSD she said he experienced after serving as an Army sharpshooter in Iraq. “Unless the car malfunctioned, he would not have done that. He’s like the perfect, model citizen,” she said. “He’s an Army vet, he’s a good kid, never been arrested. I promise you: It was not deliberate. If anything, it was that Army.” Peoples, who is an auditor for the Department of Defense in Mountain View, received inpatient treatment for PTSD in 2015, his mother said. The crash happened at a large intersection in an area of commercial strip malls that residents describe as a quiet suburb. Businesses and roads were back open Wednesday morning, and the police tape that had

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This image from video provided by KGO-TV, shows the scene of a car crash where several pedestrians were struck and injured in Sunnyvale, Calif. (KGO-TV via AP)

been put up to cordon off the area as officers investigated had been removed. The only signs of the crash were skid marks on the sidewalk where the car swerved, and a dented tree that Peoples crashed into, muttering thanks to Jesus as he slumped over the steering wheel of a hissing car. Don Draper, 72, said he was waiting in his convertible for the light to turn green when the Toyota zoomed by. Draper said he was so enraged that he marched over to the car. “He wasn’t hurt apparently, and he was mumbling over and over again, ‘thank you Jesus, thank you Jesus, thank you Jesus’ again and again,” Draper said. “And at this point I realized I had to call 911.”

Other witness statements matched Draper’s recollection that the driver was speeding and drove directly toward the pedestrians without trying to veer away or stop before striking them in the city about 50 miles south of San Francisco. But the driver’s mother, Leevell Peoples, described him as a well-behaved son who treats everyone with respect and attends church on Sundays. Isaiah wouldn’t even run a yellow light, she said. “He basically probably has no friends but the people he works with,” she said. “I’m just hoping the Army stuff wouldn’t have caused this to happen. He doesn’t have any seizures or anything.”

Illinois boy found buried in shallow grave; parents charged The Associated Press

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. — Authorities searching for a missing 5-year-old Illinois boy who had lived in deplorable conditions dug up his body Wednesday and charged his parents with murder, sadly declaring that the youngster would “no longer have to suffer.” The body, believed to be that of Andrew “AJ” Freund, was covered in plastic and buried in a shallow grave in a rural area of Woodstock in McHenry County, Crystal Lake police Chief James Black said. Black said investigators went to the site after they interviewed the boy’s parents overnight and presented them with cellphone evidence. Woodstock is about 50 miles northwest of Chicago and a few miles from the family’s home in Crystal Lake. “This is not the outcome that we want to talk about … but it is the unfortunate result,” said Jeffrey Sallet, who runs the FBI in northern Illinois. The parents, Andrew Freund Sr. and JoAnn Cunningham, each face charges of first-degree murder and other crimes. An email

Crystal Lake, Ill., Police Chief James Black, left, and FBI Special Agent Jeffrey Sallet announce that the parents of Andrew “AJ” Freund are responsible for his death. (Paul Valade/Daily Herald via AP)

seeking comment was sent to Cunningham’s lawyer. It wasn’t immediately known if Freund has a lawyer. The couple reported AJ missing last Thursday, telling officers they had last seen him at bedtime the previous night. Freund told a dispatcher that they’d checked “closets, the basement, the garage, everywhere,” but investigators quickly knocked down the possibility of a kidnapping. Speaking to reporters, Black had a message for AJ’s relatives: “It is my hope that you may have some solace in knowing that AJ is no longer suffering and his killers have

been brought to justice.” Crystal Lake police had visited the house over the years, according to records released by the department. One report described the home as littered with dog feces and urine, including a child’s bedroom where the “smell of feces was overwhelming.” Another report said the house was “cluttered, dirty and in disrepair,” and sometimes without electricity. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, known as DCFS, had contact with the family since AJ was born with opiates in his body in 2013. The Northwest Herald said

he was in foster care for two years before being returned to his parents. A younger brother was removed from the home last week. Black said the cause of AJ’s death remains under investigation. Police removed several items from the home, including a shovel, mattress, paper bags and a plastic storage tub. “We know you are at peace playing in heaven’s playground and are happy you no longer have to suffer,” the police chief said in a public message intended for the boy. DCFS acting director Marc Smith said AJ’s death was “heartbreaking.” “The department is committed to conducting a comprehensive review of the entirety of our work with Andrew’s family to understand our shortcomings and to be fully transparent with the public on any steps we are taking to address the issues,” Smith said in a written statement. Gov. J.B. Pritzker in March ordered an independent review of DCFS after the deaths of a 2-year-old girl in Decatur and a 2-yearold boy in Chicago. Child welfare workers had contacts with both families.

US eases effects of sanctions on Iran’s elite revolutionary guard

In file photo, Iranian Revolutionary Guard members attend a ceremony celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, at the Azadi in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi) By MATTHEW LEE AP Diplomatic Writer

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Wednesday granted important exemptions to new sanctions on Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, watering down the effects of the measures while also eliminating an aspect that would have complicated U.S. foreign policy efforts. Foreign governments and businesses that have dealings with the Revolutionary Guard and its affili-

ates will not be subject to a ban on U.S. travel under waivers outlined by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in two notices published in the Federal Register. That weakens the effect of the measures and will frustrate members of Congress backing tough measures against Iran who are already concerned that the Trump administration won’t fully enforce sanctions on Iranian oil. But it lifts the threat that those who work with the U.S. in Iraq and Lebanon, where

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the Guard’s subsidiaries are active, will face the full weight of American penalties. The waivers leave intact sanctions that apply directly to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and its proxies, the first agencies of a foreign government that have ever been designated a foreign terrorist organization by the United States. The designation, which took effect April 15 , is part of a broader administration effort to increase pressure on Tehran. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, speaking Wednesday in New York, said the administration is creating dangerous conditions with its campaign against Tehran. “Iranians are allergic to pressure,” he said, adding that he believes the conflict can be resolved diplomatically. Under U.S. immigration law, foreigners found to have provided designated foreign terrorist organizations with “material support” can be banned from the U.S.

When it was announced earlier this month, the designation raised fears that U.S. diplomats and troops might have to end contacts with officials in countries that have ties with Iran or elements of the Guard, a paramilitary organization formed in the wake of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution to defend its clerically overseen government. Lebanon, where Iran and the Guard are active in their support of the militant Hezbollah movement, and Iraq, where they back Shiite militias and have close ties to the government, are two such countries where the U.S. is heavily engaged on military and diplomatic fronts. Pompeo said in the notices that he decided to waive the travel bans in U.S. foreign policy and national security interests. In one notice, he said the sanctions “shall not apply to any ministry, department, agency, division, or other group or subgroup within any foreign government” unless that entity is covered by existing U.S. sanctions.

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook said it expects a fine of up to $5 billion from the Federal Trade Commission, which is investigating whether the social network violated its users’ privacy. The company set aside $3 billion in its quarterly earnings report Wednesday as a contingency against the possible penalty but noted that the “matter remains unresolved.” The one-time charge slashed Facebook’s firstquarter net income considerably, although revenue grew by 25% in the period. The FTC has been looking into whether Facebook broke its own 2011 agreement promising to protect user privacy. Investors shrugged off the charge and sent the company’s stock up more than 9% to almost $200 in afterhours trading. EMarketer analyst Debra Aho Williamson, however, called it a “significant development” and noted that any settlement is likely to go beyond a mere dollar amount. “(Any) settlement with the FTC may impact the ways advertisers can use the platform in the future,” she said. Facebook has had several high-profile privacy lapses in the past couple of years. The FTC has been looking into Facebook’s involvement with the data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica scandal since last March. That company accessed the data of as many as 87 million Facebook users without their consent. The 2011 FTC agreement bound Facebook to a 20-year privacy commitment; violations could subject Facebook to fines of $41,484 per violation per user per day. The agreement requires that Facebook’s users give “affirmative express consent” any time that data they haven’t made public is shared with a third party. The now-defunct Cambridge Analytica, which provided political data services to the 2016 Trump campaign and others, had wide access to normally private user data. It exploited a Facebook loophole that allowed it to see the data of people’s friends, and not just people who explicitly permitted access when they took a personality quiz. While Facebook did have controls in place that allowed people to restrict such access, they are found buried in the site’s settings and are difficult to find. In addition to the FTC investigation, Facebook faces several others in the U.S. and Europe, including one from the Irish Data Protection Commission , and others in Belgium and Germany . Ireland is Facebook’s lead privacy regulator for Europe. The FTC is also reportedly looking into how it might hold CEO Mark Zuckerberg accountable for the company’s privacy lapses.

Public defender asks to drop Florida school massacre suspect FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The public defenders for the Parkland school massacre defendant unexpectedly asked to withdraw from the case Wednesday, saying the 20-year-old man will soon inherit nearly a half-million dollars and no longer qualify for free legal representation. The Broward County Public Defender’s Office filed the unexpected notice late Wednesday, saying Nikolas Cruz is set to receive more than $432,000 shortly from his late mother’s life insurance policy. Under state law, the public defender can only represent defendants who cannot afford private attorneys. Cruz is charged with 17 counts of first-degree murder and 17 counts of attempted murder arising from the Feb. 14, 2017, shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The former Stoneman Douglas student faces a possible death sentence. Public Defender Howard Finkelstein and his chief assistant, Gordon Weekes, said their office learned about the insurance policy this week. At a court hearing last year, their office had said the amount was likely to be about $30,000, too little to hire a private attorney. “By statute, we can only represent the poor and indigent,” Weekes told The Associated Press by phone Wednesday. “We are asking to withdraw from the case because the defendant is no longer poor.” But Cruz may not get the money. It is likely that the victims’ families who are suing Cruz will claim the money should go to them and judges will have to determine who ultimately receives it. Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer, who is presiding over the criminal case, has not set a hearing on the public defenders’ withdrawal motion and she might require them to stay on until that is settled. David Brill, an attorney representing the father of victim Meadow Pollack in a lawsuit against Cruz and others, said Wednesday that he is exploring his options. Other attorneys representing families and victims did not immediately respond to emails seeking their comments. Weekes said that his office cannot help Cruz hire a private criminal defense attorney nor can it advise him what to do with the money. It is also unclear how Cruz would access the money from jail. Cruz has said that he would prefer any money he received from his mother’s estate or insurance go to the victims and their families. Lynda Cruz died of pneumonia in November 2017, three months before the shooting, leaving behind Cruz and his younger brother, Zachary. Their father died when they were young, not long after they were adopted. The mother had a tumultuous relationship with her sons, calling police dozens of times over the years to say they had been verbally abusive or had damaged her property. Zachary and other family members have said Nikolas Cruz sometimes hit his mother and once threatened her with a gun, but she never reported that. She went with him to buy a gun shortly after he turned 18, but with a caveat. A gun store employee told investigators after the shooting that he had received a call from Linda Cruz the day after the 2017 purchase. She asked him not to release the gun to him after the three-day waiting period if she wasn’t there. When he pressed her on why, she hesitated and then said he was young and she wanted him to be safe. — The Associated Press


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Williams, Clippers force Game 6 against Warriors By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer

OAKLAND, Calif. — Lou Williams again came off the bench and knocked down big shot after big shot. Patrick Beverley crashed the boards at every chance. Danilo Gallinari drove the lane with authority. The Los Angeles Clippers took the Warriors right out of their comfort zone by beating the twotime defending champions at their own game with energy on both ends, extending their season long after many had counted them out. Williams hit a fadeaway jumper with 1:29 left and finished with 33 points and 10 assists, Golden State uncharacteristically clanked

shots much of the second half and couldn’t make key stops, and the upstart Clippers sent their firstround series back home with a 129-121 Game 5 win on Wednesday night. No clinch celebration just yet for the two-time defending champions, who lead 3-2 but needed far more than Kevin Durant’s playoff career-high 45 points. “I don’t want to get ahead of myself. They’re up 3-2 still, but I just loved how we played, I really did,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “All we talked about is being us. I told our guys, they’ve been them in the series. We have yet to put a game where we are us through the game.” The Clippers stymied Golden

State’s comeback effort on the very court at Oracle Arena where Los Angeles rallied from 31 points down in Game 2 for the largest comeback in NBA postseason history. Game 6 is Friday back in Los Angeles. Beverley took a big charge against Klay Thompson with 1:40 left and wound up with 17 points and 14 rebounds for his best outing of the series. Houston and James Harden are on to the second round and waiting for another chance at the champs. The Clippers said not just yet, they’re not done. The Rockets, who squandered a 3-2 series lead to the Warriors in last year’s Western Conference

finals, eliminated the Jazz with a 100-93 Game 5 victory at home a few hours earlier Wednesday. Sure, the Warriors have thought about a potential second-round matchup. “Our focus was to come in and extend the series and get another game on our home floor,” Williams said. “It’s their mistake for looking ahead. That’s on them.” Gallinari added 26 points and seven rebounds, and Montrezl Harrell had 24 points as the eighth-seeded Clippers are keeping things interesting until the end.

Houston outlasted Utah to win their first-round playoff series 4-1. The Rockets advanced to the Western Conference semifinals for the third straight season and will face the winner of the Los Angeles Clippers-Golden State Warriors series. The Rockets were helped by a solid game from Clint Capela, who had 16 points and 10 rebounds. He acknowledged that he was having trouble breathing in the Game 4 loss because of an upper respiratory infection and was held to just four points. After scoring 31 points to lead Utah to the victory in Game 4, ROCKETS 100, JAZZ 93 Donovan Mitchell managed just HOUSTON (AP) — James 12 points on a night he missed all Harden scored 26 points and nine of his 3-point attempts.

SoHi baseball gets slow start Soldotna continues play at the tournament with a 1:30 p.m. game Thursday The Soldotna baseball against Palmer. team got off to a rough start Wednesday at the Buddy Homer 17, Kenai 2 Dale Invitational in Wasilla The Mariners routed with an 8-3 loss to South the Kardinals in five inAnchorage. The Stars plated two runs nings Wednesday night in in the first inning, but the nonconference play. The Wolverines answered im- two teams are Southcentral mediately with five runs in Conference opponents but the bottom half of the frame the second contest played to take a lead they wouldn’t later in the season will be give up. SoHi got one back the one that counts in the in the top of the fourth with official standings for region a run to make it 5-3, but seeding. Homer officially began South took it back in the bottom of the inning, then its season 1-0 while Kenai tacked on one run each in dropped to 0-2 this year. The Mariners scored five the fifth and sixth. Senior starter Jeremy times in the first inning en Kupferschmid endured a route to a 15-0 lead after rough outing on the mound, three innings, which ofgiving up six runs in four ficially put Homer down innings on four hits and six in the book as the winning walks. Kupferschmid struck team due to a mercy rule, out one. Davey Belger fin- but both sides continued on ished the game and gave up to five frames. Homer coach Rich Sontwo (unearned) runs, both on walks. Belger didn’t al- nen said he made sure to get his pitching staff some low a hit in 1 2/3 frames. SoHi was tasked in fig- experience by pitching four uring out South’s Terren players, starting with Mose Sugita, who gave up three Hayes for the first two inruns (two earned) in four nings. Hayes whiffed five Karinnings. SoHi got two hits and six walks out of Sugita, dinals and gave up just one but struck out seven times hit in two scoreless frames, against the Wolverine’s ace. while Austin Ceccarelli Kupferschmid helped pitched one hitless frame his case with a base hit and and notched two strikeouts. RBI, while Jacob Boze re- Harrison Metz whiffed two corded SoHi’s only other hit but gave up a run in the and RBI of the day. Kupfer- fourth inning with one hit schmid went 1 for 3 with a and one walk, and Seth Adrun, while David Michael kins came on for the fifth, was 0 for 2 with two walks giving up a run on one hit and a run scored. Seth Pay- with a strikeout. On offense, Homer’s ment drew three walks and Hayes went 2 for 3 with a scored once for SoHi. Overall, South outhit the triple, Metz also went 2 for Stars 4 to 2, and SoHi left 3, Adkins notched a double, 11 men on base compared Ceccarelli was 2 for 4 and Coda Wood belted a triple. to just three for South. Staff report Peninsula Clarion

Wainwright gets 150th win, Cards sweep Crew ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright was warm enough on a cool day, allowing one run in six innings for his 150th career victory, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep. Last year’s MVP, Christian Yelich, had most of the day off but still had a chance to rescue the Brewers. He came up as a pinchhitter with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, but Jordan Hicks struck him out to pick up his seventh save in eight chances. Wainwright (2-2) matched his season low in runs allowed, and it was his first quality start in a game with a starting temperature of 60 degrees or cooler since May 27, 2017. Marcell Ozuna and Yadier Molina homered for the Cardinals as part of a fourrun fourth. St. Louis’ three-game sweep of Milwaukee was its

first against its NL Central rival since July 1-3, 2016. Jhoulys Chacin (2-3) lasted four innings, allowing four runs on five hits. PHILLIES 6, METS 0 NEW YORK (AP) — Rhys Hoskins homered off reliever Jacob Rhame and taunted him with a slow jog around the bases a night after Rhame buzzed him with two fastballs, and struggling Philadelphia beat New York. Hoskins was furious after Rhame sailed two pitches over his head with two outs in the ninth inning of New York’s 9-0 win Tuesday. The slugger faced Rhame again in the ninth Wednesday, flipping his bat emphatically after hooking a two-run shot over the wall in left.

PADRES 1, MARINERS 0 SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rookie Chris Paddack shut down baseball’s highest-scoring offense for his first victory,

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The Carolina Hurricanes celebrate after Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Wednesday in Washington. The Hurricanes won 4-3 in double overtime. (AP Photo/ Nick Wass)

Canes top Caps in 2OT Game 7 Defending Cup champs latest victim of wild 1st round By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer

WASHINGTON — Justin Williams returned to the building that was the scene of his only Game 7 loss and left the ice relieved and redeemed after knocking off his old friends and defending Stanley Cup champions. The man who earned the “Mr. Game 7” moniker shook Alex Ovechkin’s hand after the Carolina Hurricanes’ stunning 4-3 doubleovertime victory over the Washington Capitals and beamed with pride in his upstart team’s latest triumph that added another piece to one of the craziest first rounds in recent NHL history. Each conference’s top seed, all four division champions and the teams that met in last year’s Cup Final are all out, and the pesky Hurricanes are storming on to face the New York Islanders in the second round. “You can kick the snot out of each other and look each other in the eye and say, ‘Man that was a great series, you really pushed us,’” Williams said. “We pushed each other.” Carolina pushed Washington out

of the playoffs by erasing a two-goal deficit and dominating two overtime periods in the third-longest Game 7 in NHL history. Unheralded forward Brock McGinn, who dived to prevent a Capitals goal late in regulation, redirected Williams’ shot past Braden Holtby 11:05 into the second overtime to send his teammates into a wild celebration and the heavily favored Metropolitan Division champions home early. The Hurricanes outshot the Capitals 18-6 in the overtimes, and it was clear Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Evgeny Kuznetsov and the big guns were gassed after each surpassing 30 minutes of ice time. “Both teams were (tired),” said Ovechkin, who had a series-high nine points. “Players played a lot of minutes.” The Capitals played a lot of hockey over the past year in winning the first title in franchise history, enduring a midseason seven-game losing streak and still finishing first after 82 games. But they missed an opportunity to close out the Hurricanes in Game 6 on the road Monday, coughed up a lead in the seventh game and bowed out in the first

round for the first time since 2013. It’s the first time in NHL history all four division winners were eliminated in the first round. Unlike Presidents’ Trophy winning Tampa Bay, which got swept, or Western Conference top seed Calgary that got bounced by Colorado in five games, this was right there for the Capitals with a series lead and a two-goal advantage in Game 7 before it slipped away. “It’s tough right now,” Backstrom said. “It’s tough. Double overtime. Tough one for us. We were up 3-1. Looking back at that, we need to find a way to shut them down there or keep them out of the score sheet there when we got a 3-1 lead. We gave it to them.” In just as many ways, the Hurricanes took it. Undaunted by an early deficit, they got second-period goals from Sebastian Aho and Teuvo Teravainen and tied it early in the third on Jordan Staal’s third of the series. Petr Mrazek finished off an inconsistent round by stopping 34 of 37 shots and got bailed out by McGinn when he saved a would-be Capitals go-ahead goal with two minutes remaining in the third period.

Roethlisberger, 37, to remain with Steelers through 2021 By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have reiterated repeatedly during an eventful offseason that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger remains the team’s unquestioned leader. They have handed him a new deal to prove it. The Steelers and the two-time Super Bowl winner agreed to terms on a contract extension Wednesday that will keep Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh through the 2021 season. Roethlisberger had been set to enter the final year of a contract he signed in 2015. Financial terms were not disclosed, but Roethlisberger figures to get a significant pay bump over the $12 million he was due (with a $23 million cap hit) in 2019.

“It has always been a goal to play my entire career in Pittsburgh,” Roethlisberger said in a statement. “This is home for me and my family, and we love this city. I am as excited to be a Steeler in Year 16 as I was when they drafted me. They will get my absolute best.” The deal gives Pittsburgh some stability going forward after the highprofile departures of wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back Le’Veon Bell. Brown pouted his way into a trade with the Oakland Raiders in March while Bell signed with the New York Jets as a free agent after sitting out all of 2018 when he opted not to sign his franchise tender. Roethlisberger, who turned 37 last month, is coming off the finest statistical season of his 15-year career. His

5,129 yards passing led the NFL and his 34 touchdown passes broke his own franchise mark. Yet his once-solid relationship with Brown appeared to deteriorate during a late slide that culminated in a 9-6-1 finish, a swoon that caused the Steelers to miss the playoffs for the first time since 2013. Brown sat out a crucial Week 17 game against Cincinnati and in the aftermath lashed out on social media, blaming Roethlisberger for having an “owner mentality .” Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert went out of his way to defend the quarterback, saying that in a way, Roethlisberger was dealing with “52 kids” on the roster , a challenge for some of Roethlisberger’s teammates to take on a greater role in the locker room.


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Sports Briefs MLS increases Kaku sitting NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer has increased New York Red Bulls midfielder Kaku’s suspension from one to three games and fined him for reckless conduct for kicking the ball into the sideline stands. The league announced the increased penalties Wednesday. Kaku initially received a red card and an automatic one-game suspension for the incident late in the Red Bulls’ game against Sporting Kansas City on April 14. He served the one-game ban Saturday against New England.

Stiles leaving Missoure St. SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State women’s basketball icon Jackie Stiles is leaving the school to be an assistant coach at Oklahoma. Oklahoma announced Wednesday that it hired Stiles, who has been on the Lady Bears coaching staff for six seasons under former coach Kellie Harper. The Springfield News-Leader reports that Stiles is leaving as Amaka AguguaHamilton replaces Harper as Missouri State’s head coach. Missouri State Athletics Director Kyle Moats declined to say if Stiles was considered for the head coaching job. Stiles held the Division I women’s basketball leading scorer record between 2001 and 2017. She led the Lady Bears to the 2001 NCAA Final Four and was the school’s first player to be drafted into the WNBA.

Jays to promote Vlad Jr. TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays will promote top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. before Friday’s game against the Oakland Athletics. Manager Charlie Montoyo announced the move after Toronto lost to San Francisco 4-0 on Wednesday. The Blue Jays are off Thursday. “Hopefully he becomes what everybody thinks he can become,” Montoyo said of Guerrero, the son of Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero. Toronto has yet to announce a corresponding roster move. Major League Baseball’s Twitter feed posted an image of Guerrero swinging Toronto’s landmark CN Tower as if it were a baseball bat, under the caption, “It’s happening!” The elder Guerrero tweeted a photo of himself in a Montreal Expos uniform with a very young Vladimir Jr. standing next to him. “My son! The country that saw you as a child will now see you turn into a big one,” Guerrero tweeted. “Working hard everything can be done. I’m proud of you!” Guerrero Jr. went 2 for 5 with a home run for Triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday.

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basketball NBA Playoffs FIRST ROUND Tuesday, April 23 Toronto 115, Orlando 96, Toronto wins series 4-1 Philadelphia 122, Brooklyn 100, Philadelphia wins series 4-1 Denver 108, San Antonio 90, Denver leads series 3-2 Portland 118, Oklahoma City 115, Portland wins series 4-1 Wednesday, April 24 Houston 100, Utah 93, Houston wins series 4-1 L.A. Clippers 129, Golden State 121, Golden State leads series 3-2 Thursday, April 25 Denver at San Antonio, 4 p.m. Friday, April 26 Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 6 p.m. CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Saturday, April 27 Philadelphia at Toronto, 3:30 or 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28 Boston at Milwaukee, 9 a.m. Monday, April 29 Philadelphia at Toronto, TBD All Times ADT

hockey Stanley Cup playoffs FIRST ROUND Tuesday, April 23 Boston 5, Toronto 1, Boston wins series 4-3 San Jose 5, Vegas 4, OT, San Jose wins series 4-3 Wednesday, April 24 Carolina 4, Washington 3, 2OT, 2OT, Carolina wins series 4-3 CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Thursday, April 25 Columbus at Boston, 7 p.m. Dallas at St. Louis, 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 26 Carolina at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Colorado at San Jose, TBA All Times ADT

baseball American League

East Division W L Pct GB Tampa Bay 16 9 .640 — New York 14 10 .583 1½ Toronto 11 14 .440 5 Boston 10 15 .400 6 Baltimore 10 16 .385 6½ Central Division Minnesota 13 9 .591 — Cleveland 13 10 .565 ½ Detroit 12 11 .522 1½ Chicago 9 14 .391 4½ Kansas City 8 17 .320 6½ West Division Houston 15 9 .625 — Seattle 16 11 .593 ½ Texas 12 11 .522 2½ Oakland 14 13 .519 2½ Los Angeles 9 16 .360 6½ Wednesday’s Games Cleveland 6, Miami 2 Kansas City 10, Tampa Bay 2 Oakland 6, Texas 5 San Diego 1, Seattle 0 San Francisco 4, Toronto 0 Baltimore 4, Chicago White Sox 3

nant innings, and Carlos Correa, Michael Brantley and Josh Reddick all homered to lead Houston past Minnesota. Verlander (4-0) retired the first 10 batters before Jorge Polanco crushed a pitch into the second deck in right field in the fourth inning. Verlander retired 11 of the last 12 batters he faced. In Verlander’s last three starts, he has given up three runs in 21 innings with 27 strikeouts.

holding Seattle to one hit in seven innings and retiring his final 19 batters, nine by strikeout, San Diego beat AL Westleading Seattle. Paddack and relievers Trey Wingenter and Kirby Yates combined on a two-hitter. Ian Kinsler homered off Felix Hernandez (1-2) and the Padres swept the two-game series. They’ve beaten the Mari- RED SOX 11, TIGERS 4 ners six straight times and won BOSTON (AP) — J.D. three straight overall following Martinez had three hits and a six-game losing streak. Eduardo Rodriguez pitched six strong innings as Boston reCUBS 7, DODGERS 6 bounded from a doubleheader sweep to beat Detroit. CHICAGO (AP) — JaThe defending World Series vier Baez and Jason Heyward champion Red Sox avoided each hit three-run homers in their fourth losing streak of the sixth inning, and Chicago three games or more. overcame a wild start by Cole Martinez hit two singles, a Hamels to beat Los Angeles. double and drove in a run, and Baez chased Walker Buehler Christian Vázquez had two RBI with a long, tying drive to left singles. on an 0-2 pitch with two outs. Nicholas Castellanos had an Pinch-hitter David Bote fol- RBI single for the Tigers, a day lowed with a double to deep after their first doubleheader center against Scott Alexander sweep in Boston since 1965. (1-1). Willson Contreras was intentionally walked and Heyward lined a 2-2 pitch to the ROYALS 10, RAYS 2 basket in left-center. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Hamels matched his highest (AP) — Tampa Bay ace Blake walk total in three seasons with six over 5 2/3 innings after is- Snell lasted one out into the suing none in winning his pre- fourth inning in his return from a broken right fourth toe as vious three starts. Kansas City cruised to victory. The 2018 AL Cy Young GIANTS 4, BLUE JAYS 0 Award winner, who hurt the toe attempting to move a decorative TORONTO (AP) — Drew display in his bathroom on April Pomeranz and two relievers 14, allowed three runs, five hits, combined on a two-hitter, Pab- two walks and struck out three lo Sandoval homered for the during a 65-pitch outing. second straight game, and San The left-hander (2-2) had Francisco completed a two- given up one run and nine hits game sweep of Toronto. over 19 innings in three starts Buster Posey, Brandon Belt prior to the injury. and Evan Longoria all hit RBI doubles as the Giants won their second straight following a INDIANS 6, MARLINS 2 season-high four-game losing CLEVELAND (AP) — Jose streak. The Blue Jays were shut out Ramirez homered and drove in for the first time since opening four runs, Jake Bauers’ eighthday, when they lost 2-0 to De- inning single scored the goahead run and Cleveland beat troit in 10 innings. Miami. Martin Prado’s two-out ASTROS 7, TWINS 1 homer for Miami tied the game in the top of the eighth, but the HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Indians responded by scoring Verlander pitched eight domi- four times to snap a three-game

Boston 11, Detroit 4 Houston 7, Minnesota 1 N.Y. Yankees 6, L.A. Angels 5 Thursday’s Games Detroit (Zimmermann 0-3) at Boston (Porcello 0-3), 3:10 p.m. Cleveland (Bauer 2-1) at Houston (Cole 1-3), 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 2-1) at L.A. Angels (Cahill 1-2), 5:07 p.m. Texas (Hearn 0-0) at Seattle (Gonzales 4-0), 6:10 p.m.

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East Division W L Pct GB New York 13 11 .542 — Philadelphia 13 11 .542 — Atlanta 12 11 .522 ½ Washington 11 12 .478 1½ Miami 7 17 .292 6 Central Division St. Louis 15 9 .625 — Chicago 12 10 .545 2 Pittsburgh 12 10 .545 2 Milwaukee 13 13 .500 3 Cincinnati 9 14 .391 5½ West Division Los Angeles 15 11 .577 — Arizona 14 11 .560 ½ San Diego 14 11 .560 ½ Colorado 11 14 .440 3½ San Francisco 11 14 .440 3½ Wednesday’s Games Cleveland 6, Miami 2 St. Louis 5, Milwaukee 2 Colorado 9, Washington 5 San Diego 1, Seattle 0 San Francisco 4, Toronto 0 Atlanta 3, Cincinnati 1 Arizona 11, Pittsburgh 2 Philadelphia 6, N.Y. Mets 0 Chicago Cubs 7, L.A. Dodgers 6 Thursday’s Games Arizona (Greinke 3-1) at Pittsburgh (Taillon 1-2), 8:35 a.m. L.A. Dodgers (Stripling 1-1) at Chicago Cubs (Lester 1-0), 10:20 a.m. Atlanta (Teheran 2-2) at Cincinnati (Castillo 2-1), 2:40 p.m. Miami (Smith 2-0) at Philadelphia (Nola 2-0), 3:05 p.m. All Times ADT

Royals 10, Rays 2

Junis, Diekman (6), Kennedy (7), Lovelady (8), W.Peralta (9) and Gallagher; Snell, Yarbrough (4), Roe (8), Font (9) and Perez, Zunino. W_Junis 2-2. L_Snell 2-2. HRs_Kansas City, Merrifield (4), Mondesi (3).

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Orioles 4, White Sox 3 Chi. 001 001 001 —3 9 0 Bal. 210 100 00x —4 8 0

ROCKIES 9, NATIONALS 5 DENVER (AP) — Raimel Tapia had two doubles and drove in three runs to back a solid outing from German Marquez, and Colorado beat Washington. Charlie Blackmon homered and Trevor Story extended his hitting streak to 13 games with a double and a triple. Nolan Arenado had three RBIs, David Dahl had three hits and Wade Davis picked up his third save. The Rockies have won eight of their last 10. Juan Soto homered for the Nationals, who have yet to win more than two games in a row this season.

DIAMONDBACKS 11, PIRATES 2 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ketel Marte homered twice and Arizona won at Pittsburgh for the ninth straight time. Marte extended Arizona’s lead to 5-1 with a solo shot in the fifth inning and drove a three-run shot, his sixth homer this season, into the left-field bleachers in the eighth. Arizona’s nine-game winning streak at PNC Park is its longest in an opponent’s stadium. The Diamondbacks have not lost in Pittsburgh since May 29, 2017.

Astros 7, Twins 1

Atl. 100 010 001 —3 8 0 Cin. 100 000 000 —1 5 1 Soroka, Tomlin (6), Jackson (7), Winkler (8), Minter (9) and B.McCann; Roark, Duke (6), Lorenzen (6), A.Garrett (7), Stephenson (9) and Barnhart. W_Soroka 1-1. L_Roark 1-1. Sv_Minter (3). HRs_Atlanta, Albies (3).

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D-Backs 11, Pirates 2

Stewart, Romero (7) and J.Castro; Verlander, Valdez (9) and Chirinos. W_Verlander 4-0. L_Stewart 0-1. HRs_Minnesota, Polanco (5). Houston, Correa (5), Reddick (3), Brantley (5).

Yankees 6, Angels 5 N.Y. 000 002 301 —6 7 1 L.A. 100 400 000 —5 8 0 Sabathia, Loaisiga (6), A.Chapman (9) and G.Sanchez; Bedrosian, Pena (2), L.Garcia (7), Buttrey (7), H.Robles (9) and Lucroy. W_Loaisiga 1-0. L_Buttrey 1-1. Sv_A.Chapman (4). HRs_Los Angeles, Calhoun (5), Simmons 2 (3).

Indians 6, Marlins 2

Alcantara, Quijada (6), N.Anderson (6), Conley (8), Guerrero (8) and Alfaro; Rodriguez, Wittgren (8), Hand (9) and Plawecki. W_Wittgren 1-0. L_Conley 0-3. HRs_Miami, Prado (1). Cleveland, Ramirez (2).

Padres 1, Mariners 0 Sea. 000 000 000 —0 2 0 S.D. 010 000 00x —1 4 0 F.Hernandez, Brennan (8) and Narvaez; Paddack, Wingenter (8), Yates (9) and Mejia. W_Paddack 1-1. L_F.Hernandez 1-2. Sv_Yates (12). HRs_San Diego, Kinsler (2).

S.F. 000 112 000 —4 7 0 Tor. 000 000 000 —0 2 0 Pomeranz, Moronta (7), Gott (8) and Posey; Buchholz, Mayza (6), Tepera (7), Luciano (9) and Jansen. W_Pomeranz 1-2. L_Buchholz 0-1. HRs_San Francisco, Sandoval (2).

Cardinals 5, Brewers 2

Chacin, J.Barnes (5), Jeffress (6), Petricka (7) and Grandal; Wainwright, Webb (7), Brebbia (7), Miller (9), Hicks (9) and Molina. W_Wainwright 2-2. L_Chacin 2-3. Sv_Hicks (7). HRs_Milwaukee, Thames (5). St. Louis, Ozuna (9), Molina (2).

Rockies 9, Nationals 5

A.Sanchez, Grace (6), Rosenthal (8) and Suzuki; Marquez, Oberg (8), Musgrave (9), W.Davis (9) and Wolters. W_Marquez 3-1. L_A.Sanchez 0-3. Sv_W.Davis (3). HRs_Washington, Soto (4). Colorado, Blackmon (3).

BRAVES 3, REDS 1 CINCINNATI (AP) — Ozzie Albies homered on the game’s first pitch and Ronald Acuna Jr. scored from first base on Yasiel Puig’s fifth-inning error, helping Atlanta beat Cincinnati. Acuna scored easily when Puig misplayed Nick Markakis’s line drive single to right, allowing it to skip under his glove and roll to the wall for a two-base error. Mike Soroka (1-1), in his second start of the season and seventh of his career, tied his career high with seven strikeouts while allowing five hits and one run with three walks in 5 2/3 innings.

ORIOLES 4, WHITE SOX 3 BALTIMORE (AP) — Stevie Wilkerson hit his first major league homer, John Means pitched five effective innings on his birthday and Baltimore beat Chicago. Baltimore won two of three to capture its first series since April 1-3 in Toronto. The two straight victories are the Orioles’ most since a four-game run that began at Yankee Stadium on March 30.

YANKEES 6, ANGELS 5 ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — DJ LeMahieu singled home Tyler Wade with the tiebreaking run in the ninth, and the Yankees rallied from a five-run deficit for their sixth consecutive victory, over the hapless Angels. Wade made up for an earlier baserunning mishap when he got a two-out single off Ty Buttrey (1-1) and stole second. LeMahieu then drove in his third run of the night for the Yankees, who trailed 5-0 after five innings before rallying to win at Angel Stadium for a franchise-record sixth straight time.

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M.Kelly, Koch (8) and Joseph; Lyles, Kingham (6), Brault (8) and Cervelli. W_M.Kelly 2-2. L_Lyles 2-1. HRs_Arizona, Marte 2 (6), Ahmed (2). Pittsburgh, Bell (5), Kang (4).

Phi. 100 000 032 —6 10 0 N.Y. 000 000 000 —0 6 3 Velasquez, Neshek (6), Dominguez (7), Morgan (8), Nicasio (9) and Realmuto; J.Vargas, Lugo (5), Zamora (7), Gsellman (8), Rhame (9) and Ramos. W_Velasquez 1-0. L_J.Vargas 1-1. HRs_Philadelphia, Hoskins (7).

Cubs 7, Dodgers 6

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Merrill Kelly (2-2) gave up two runs on six hits in seven innings, walking two and striking out five. Jordan Lyles (2-1) lasted five innings, allowing five runs, four earned, on eight hits with three strikeouts.

Ari. Pit.

Phillies 6, Mets 0

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E.Santana, J.Fry (5), N.Jones (7), J.Ruiz (8) and J.McCann; Means, Phillips (6), P.Fry (6), Givens (8) and Severino. W_Means 3-2. L_E.Santana 0-2. Sv_Givens (1). HRs_Baltimore, Wilkerson (1).

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Chad Pinder’s two-out RBI single in the ninth inning lifted Oakland over Texas. Stephen Piscotty singled with one out off Chris Martin (1-1) and then stole second base. After Khris Davis flied out, Pinder looped a soft hit into right field. Piscotty slid into home plate to beat a wide throw home from Nomar Mazara as the A’s dugout emptied, mobbing Pinder near first base. Matt Chapman and Marcus Semien homered to help the A’s complete a three-game sweep.

Ross, R.Garrett (6), Fernandez (7), VerHagen (8), Farmer (8) and Greiner; E.Rodriguez, Workman (7), M.Barnes (8), Thornburg (9) and Vazquez, Leon. W_E.Rodriguez 2-2. L_Ross 1-3.

Mil. 100 000 001 —2 5 0 S.L. 000 400 10x —5 10 0

Dowdy, Chavez (4), Sampson (6), C.Martin (9) and Mathis, KinerFalefa; Brooks, Petit (6), Soria (7), Wendelken (8), Treinen (9) and Hundley, Phegley. W_Treinen 1-1. L_C.Martin 0-2. HRs_Texas, Mazara 2 (4), Forsythe (2). Oakland, Chapman (8), Semien (4).

ATHLETICS 6, RANGERS 5

Braves 3, Reds 1

Giants 4, Blue Jays 0

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losing streak. Ramirez hit a two-out homer in the first and had an RBI single in the third. His eighth-inning double added two runs and capped Cleveland’s big inning.

Red Sox 11, Tigers 4 Det. 000 001 003 — 4 6 0 Bos. 020 020 07x —11 12 0

L.A. 000 102 030 —6 6 0 Chi. 000 006 10x —7 7 0 Buehler, Alexander (6), J.Kelly (7), Y.Garcia (8) and A.Barnes; Hamels, Brach (6), Kintzler (7), Cishek (8), Strop (9) and Contreras. W_Brach 2-0. L_Alexander 1-1. Sv_Strop (3). HRs_Los Angeles, Verdugo (4), Bellinger (12). Chicago, Baez (8), Heyward (5).

transactions BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS — Optioned RHP Cody Anderson to Columbus (IL). Recalled RHP Jefry Rodriguez from Columbus. DETROIT TIGERS — Placed LHP Blaine Hardy on the 10-day IL. Recalled RHP Zac Reininger and LHP Jose Manuel Fernandez from Toledo (IL). LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Selected the contract of RHP Matt Ramsey. Designated LHP Sam Freeman for assignment. MINNESOTA TWINS — Optioned OF Jake Cave and RHPs Tyler Duffey and Kohl Stewart to Rochester (IL). Recalled RHPs Kohl Stewart and Fernando Romero from Rochester. NEW YORK YANKEES — Optioned RHP Chad Green and C Kyle Higashioka to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Reinstated C Gary Sánchez from the 10-day IL. Recalled LHP Stephen Tarpley from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. SEATTLE MARINERS — Traded INF Ryne Ogren to Baltimore for RHP Mike Wright. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Optioned RHP Austin Pruitt and SS Andrew Velazquez to Durham (IL). Reinstated LHP Blake Snell from the 10-day IL and 1B Ji-Man Choi from the restricted list. TEXAS RANGERS — Sent 2B Rougned Odor to Nashville (PCL) for a rehab assignment. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Op-

tioned OF Jonathan Davis to Buffalo (IL). National League CHICAGO CUBS — Optioned RHP Alec Mills to Iowa (PCL). Reinstated INF David Bote from paternity leave. COLORADO ROCKIES — Optioned RHP Jeff Hoffman to Albuquerque (PCL). Reinstated INF Daniel Murphy from the 10-day IL. MIAMI MARLINS — Sent RHP Austin Brice to Jupiter (FSL) for a rehab assignment. MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Optioned RHP Adrian Houser to San Antonio (PCL). Recalled SS Tyler Saladino from San Antonio. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Sent 2B Kevin Newman to Indianapolis (IL) for a rehab assignment. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Optioned RHP Daniel Ponce de Leon to Memphis (PCL). Reinstated OF Harrison Bader from the 10-day IL. Sent RHP Luke Gregerson to Springfield (TL) for a rehab assignment. SAN DIEGO PADRES — Placed UT Jose Pirela on the 10-day IL, retroactive to Sunday. Recalled INF Ty France from El Paso (PCL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Sent RHP Justin Miller to Potomac (Carolina) for a rehab assignment. FOOTBALL National Football League BALTIMORE RAVENS — Signed PK Justin Tucker to a four-year contract extension. CINCINNATI BENGALS — Exercised their option on CB William Jackson for one year through the 2020 season. DALLAS COWBOYS — Exercised their fifth-year option on RB Ezekiel Elliott. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed DE Brian Robison to a one-day contract and announced his retirement. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Exercised their fifth-year option on DL DeForest Buckner. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Re-signed OL Tony Bergstrom. HOCKEY National Hockey League NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Assigned G Niclas Westerholm to Milwaukee (AHL). SOCCER Major League Soccer MLS — Fined M Kaku ab undisclosed amount and additional two-game suspension for reckless misconduct againts Sporting Kansas City. Reinstatement of FC Cincinnati F Fanendo Adi. TENNIS USTA — Announced the resignation of U.S. Open tournament director David Brewer after this year’s championship. COLLEGE NEW JERSEY ATHLETIC CONFERENCE — Announced SUNY Oneonta, Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Wisconsin-La Crosse and Wisconsin-Whitewater will join the conference as affiliate members for tennis beginning with the 2019-20 academic year. BUFFALO — Agreed to terms with women’s basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack on a fiveyear contract extension. COLUMBIA (Mo.) — Named James Arnold director of athletics. CREIGHTON — Junior F Martin Krampelj and junior G Davion Mintz declared for the NBA draft.

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 25, the 115th day of 2019. There are 250 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 25, 1507, a world map produced by German cartographer Martin Waldseemueller contained the first recorded use of the term “America,” in honor of Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci (vehs-POO’-chee). On this date: In 1859, ground was broken for the Suez Canal. In 1898, the United States Congress declared war on Spain; the 10-week conflict resulted in an American victory. In 1915, during World War I, Allied soldiers invaded the Gallipoli (guh-LIHP’-uh-lee) Peninsula in an unsuccessful attempt to take the Ottoman Empire out of the war. In 1945, during World War II, U.S. and Soviet forces linked up on the Elbe (EL’-beh) River, a meeting that dramatized the collapse of Nazi Germany’s defenses. Delegates from some 50 countries gathered in San Francisco to organize the United Nations. In 1959, the St. Lawrence Seaway opened to shipping. In 1964, vandals sawed off the head of the “Little Mermaid” statue in Copenhagen, Denmark. In 1972, Polaroid Corp. introduced its SX-70 folding camera, which ejected self-developing photographs. In 1983, 10-year-old Samantha Smith of Manchester, Maine, received a reply from Soviet leader Yuri V. Andropov to a letter she’d written expressing her concerns about nuclear war; Andropov gave assurances that the Soviet Union did not want war, and invited Samantha to visit his country, a trip she made in July. In 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope was deployed in orbit from the space shuttle Discovery. (It was later discovered that the telescope’s primary mirror was flawed, requiring the installation of corrective components to achieve optimal focus.) In 1993, hundreds of thousands of gay rights activists and their supporters marched in Washington, D.C., demanding equal rights and freedom from discrimination. In 1995, show business legend Ginger Rogers died in Rancho Mirage, California, at age 83. In 2002, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes of the Grammy-winning trio TLC died in an SUV crash in Honduras; she was 30. Ten years ago: In her first trip to Iraq as America’s top diplomat, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton tried to reassure nervous Iraqis that the U.S. wouldn’t abandon them, even as she said the American troop withdrawal would stay on schedule. Finance ministers meeting in Washington said they saw signs the global economy was stabilizing but cautioned it would take until the middle of the next year for the world to emerge from the worst recession in decades. Actress Beatrice Arthur died in Los Angeles at age 86. Five years ago: President Barack Obama, in a joint news conference in Seoul alongside South Korean President Park Geun-hye (goon-hay), said the U.S. stood “shoulder to shoulder” with its ally in refusing to accept a nuclearized North Korea. The United States and other nations in the Group of Seven said they’d agreed to “move swiftly” to impose additional economic sanctions on Russia in response to its actions in Ukraine. One year ago: Ford Motor Co. said it would get rid of most of its North American car lineup as part of a broad plan to save money and make the company more competitive; the Mustang sports car and a compact Focus crossover vehicle would be the only cars sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Danish engineer Peter Madsen was convicted of murder for luring a Swedish journalist onto his homemade submarine before torturing and killing her; Madsen was later sentenced to life in prison. Today’s Birthdays: Actor Al Pacino is 79. Ballroom dance judge Len Goodman (TV: “Dancing with the Stars”) is 75. Rock musician Stu Cook (Creedence Clearwater Revival) is 74. Singer Bjorn Ulvaeus (BYORN ul-VAY’-us) (ABBA) is 74. Actress Talia Shire is 74. Actor Jeffrey DeMunn is 72. Rock musician Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) is 69. Country singer-songwriter Rob Crosby is 65. Actor Hank Azaria is 55. Rock singer Andy Bell (Erasure) is 55. Rock musician Eric Avery is 54. Country musician Rory Feek (Joey + Rory) is 54. TV personality Jane Clayson is 52. Actress Renee Zellweger is 50. Actress Gina Torres is 50. Actor Jason Lee is 49. Actor Jason Wiles is 49. Actress Emily Bergl is 44. Actor Jonathan Angel is 42. Actress Marguerite Moreau is 42. Singer Jacob Underwood is 39. Actress Melonie Diaz is 35. Actress Sara Paxton is 31. Actress Allisyn Ashley Arm is 23. Actress Jayden Rey is 10. Thought for Today: “It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.” -- Marlene Dietrich, German-American actress (1901-1992).


A8 | Thursday, April 25, 2019 | Peninsula Clarion

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What’s Happening Events and Exhibitions n 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 gender equality through the 14th amendment. Following the movie, local female attorneys will share their experiences with law in our unique State and facilitate a discussion about the movie. Movie snacks will be provided by the Kenai Peninsula Bar Association. n Worldwide fly fishing adventures from Alaska’s barren Kuskokwim River drainage to lush South American jungles will be premiered at the 2019 annual International Fly Fishing Film Festival, April 27 at the Kenai Visitors Center, 11471 Kenai Spur Highway, Kenai. Doors to the theater open at 5:30 p.m. with the film screening at 6:30 p.m. The Film Festival is hosted by the conservation organization Kenai Peninsula Trout Unlimited. International Fly Fishing Film Festival tickets are priced at $12 general admission and are available at the theater the day of the event. For more information, contact pic41@ comcast.net. n 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. n Kenai Performers presents “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller. May 9, 10, 11 and May 16, 17, 18, at 7 p.m. Location: 44045 K-Beach Road (backside of Subway restaurant). Tickets are $15, available at the door and online at www.kenaiperformers.org. For more information call Rebecca at 398-2951. n Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival will be celebration its 20th year with a very special appearance of The Sahanas Brothers with Susan Lansford and Tumbledown House Band over the solstice weekend of June 2023 in Seldovia. Tickets are $49, adults. $16, teens. Under 12, free. The En Plein Air Art Festival will be happening throughout the weekend where local and visiting artists display their impressions of Seldovia. A silent auction will be the culmination of the weekend. Visit Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival on Facebook, or Seldoviaartscouncil.net. n The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Visual Feast, the annual districtwide student art show. Featuring work from across the peninsula, this show highlights the best high school and middle school artists from a wide variety of schools. This show is a revelation every year, showcasing the amazing talent that exists on the Kenai Peninsula in both 3-D and 2-D work. The show will run the month of April at the Kenai Fine Arts Center with an opening reception on Thursday, April 4 at 5 p.m.

Entertainment n The Flats Bistro in Kenai presents live dinner music every Thursday and Friday from 6:30-8:30 p.m., featuring Garrett Mayer on Thursdays, and Matt Boyle & Mike Morgan on Fridays. The Flats Bistro also presents afterdinner music on alternate Fridays and Saturdays from 9-11 p.m. This Friday, April 26, “Open Mike” Morgan hosts “Friday Night Live” with Mark Hutton, Matt Boyle, Lee Johnson, Robert Pepper and a Kenai Performers AllStar or two, and many more of your favorite local music makers. Watch this space for more music at The Flats. For reservations call The Flats Bistro at 907.335.1010.

Homer exhibit honors art and life of John Fenske By Michael Armstrong Homer News

Before former Homer City Council member — and, really, Renaissance man — John Fenske died Jan. 30, 2019, at the age of 77, he asked his family not to hold a memorial. A builder, pilot, welder, charter captain, politician, community leader and business owner, Fenske also left a legacy of his art. Lots and lots of art. So while Fenske didn’t want a memorial with lots of speechifying, he didn’t say anything about an art show. Organized by his friend Bill Smith and curated by Bunnell Street Arts Center Artistic Director Asia Freeman, “Knocking on Heaven’s Door” opened April 5 in the Pioneer Hall Commons gallery at Kachemak Bay Campus. It will remain on exhibit until next fall. “I am unable to let the passing of a dear friend and remarkable individual go by unremarked,” Smith wrote in the program for the show. “Despite his request to family that no memorial be held, I observe he never made that request of me. Let John’s work stand in memorial.” It’s fitting that Fenske’s oil paintings, pottery, carvings and whimsical rock people sculptures show at KBC. Fenske took numerous art classes at the college, completed his bachelor of science of psychology there and served as a KBC Advisory Board member for 32 years. In a phone interview Tuesday, Smith said he thought of an art show as “a fitting way to memorialize him.” Smith had served with Fenske on the college advisory board, and he knew the college did art shows, such as its annual student and faculty art exhibits. Smith contacted Freeman about being the curator. “They had space,” Smith said of the college. “We had paintings. We had a curator. It came together rather nicely.”

When Freeman went to Fenske’s home to help pick out work for the show, she said he didn’t realize how much work he had. “I didn’t know that his house would be full of paintings — under beds, behind cabinet doors, filling the walls,” she said. “That’s just stunning.” Dina Marion, one of Fenske’s four children along with Kris Fenske, Kevin Smith and Craig Smith, said her dad only recently in life started hanging his work. One painting, “Crossing the Bar,” had hung on a sheltered porch for years. “The show — it was amazing to see it somewhere besides his house,” Marion said. “Of course, Asia has such an amazing sparkle to it (the display). It was somewhat breath-taking going in there and saying, ‘Wow.’” Smith said the hanging of the show went smoothly. After he and Freeman selected the paintings, last Wednesday he hung them at the college gallery to get them off the floor for a better look. He said Freeman came in while he was gone and “By the time I got there, she had it pretty much changed around. Everyone has their genius.” “With that sort of work, it’s so colorful — you think it can go any which way,” Freeman said. “But then when you do start moving things around, you can see those relations. You can go big to small. … It’s a part that’s sort of like magic. I don’t know how it resolves itself. It’s like editing.” Freeman described Fenske’s work as being in the Impressionist tradition. “Crossing the Bar” reminds her of the work of French Impressionist André Durain. “It’s not a sedate place,” she said of the painting of boats plowing through heavy seas. “It’s not an image of a quiet, domesticated nature. It’s pushing at your edges, rubbing at your senses. It’s got your hairs standing up.”

I Opened My Eyes To Death by norm olson The waiting ones were gathered there as I was pushed away From the mother who carried me to waiting life. I cried and stretched, then opened my eyes To see my killer with a scalpel knife. “Was that it” I thought “was life so short Than to be met with a wail and a cry, To instead be murdered on a cold stainless bed Before giving it much of a try?” The waiting ones declared my useless state As the scalpel plunged into my brain But instead of emptiness and scenes gone dark, I returned to my Creator again. “Lord, I tasted of life this first time around And frankly I didn’t see much there worth living, Please find a home and a family for me Among those whose You feel worth giving.” In the meantime I’ll stay in your mind, Lord And wait for some man and his wife To commit to a purpose far higher than theirs And lovingly welcome my life. So don’t grieve for me you people now living Grieve for yourselves, for soon you’ll see, It will be your life you will be giving To those who deny your purpose to be. I’m safe and waiting, maybe soon to be born Into the family I’m even now praying to find To bring blessings to hearts I’m eager to fill Bestowed upon a family that I can call mine. Poems must include the writer’s name, phone number and address. They should be kept to no more than 300 words. Submission of a poem does not guarantee publication. Poems may be e-mailed to news@peninsulaclarion.com, faxed to 283-3299, delivered to the Clarion at 150 Trading Bay Road or mailed to P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611.

Freeman remembered Fenske taking art classes with her mother, the painter Karla Freeman, and also artist Shirley Timmreck. While Fenske might have been typical of Homer lifelong learners who try new skills later in life, he went beyond that. “He had a pretty remarkable level of ambition and productivity,” Freeman said. “Some people who want to learn to paint don’t have so much compulsion.” Fenske also kept painting — and painting and painting. “What’s also really interesting is he created so much work with so much humility,” Freeman said. “… He did it from a really pure place. I think it was passion. … I think he just had the ambition to become good, to become better. He wasn’t striving to find a market for his works.” Despite his talent and skill, Fenske rarely showed his work. Freeman recalled one of his paintings appeared in a 1992 show at Bunnell curated by her mother, “Salon de Refusés,” a collection of works rejected by the juried Kenai Peninsula Art Show. Smith said Fenske also donated some paintings to the

Oncology Center at Central Peninsula Hospital, Soldotna, where Fenske went for treatment. Marion said Carol Swartz, the former KBC director, told her she suggested to Fenske that he have a show at the college, “and he poo-pooed the idea,” Marion said. It wasn’t that Fenske was ashamed of his work. “He looked at it as something he enjoyed and didn’t worry about somebody else enjoying it,” Marion said. Marion said Fenske’s family is pleased with the exhibit. “Bill — he took this on and really just ran with it,” she said. “That was so cool. What a gift to Dad as well as to the family, to see the response of people in the community I know Dad cared for in so many different ways.” Freeman described the exhibit as “a little bigger than John in a way, but it’s filled with his energy,” she said. “He was an amazing man: super, big hearted, dedicated to this community, overflowing with ideas. This is really a tribute to that.” Reach Michael Armstrong at marmstrong@homernews. com.

‘Avengers: Endgame’ is Marvel’s machine in high gear

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Bill Smith stands by a John Fenske painting, top, that his children bought for him. Fenske’s retrospective show opened on First Friday, April 5, at Kachemak Bay Campus. (Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

This image released by Disney shows Robert Downey Jr. in a scene from Avengers: Endgame. (Disney/Marvel Studios via AP) By Jake Coyle Associated Press

Satisfaction is a complicated concept in Marvel Land. On the one hand, every morsel of pre-release information is obsessively pored over in feverish anticipation. But by the time the movie is coming out, a sudden hush comes over die-hard fans who, to avoid spoilers, have abandoned their phones, detached from the grid and found a quiet ditch to lie in until the coast is clear and the multiplex is open. It’s an anguished dance between wanting to know everything and nothing, at once. And it never ceases. No Marvel ending (usually) lasts past the credits. Those fans won’t read this review, but “Avengers: Endgame” will, I suspect, offer them gratification and maybe a welcome moment of respite. “Endgame” not only answers the cliffhanger of its predecessor — that puny $300 million, 156-minute “appetizer” better known as “Infinity War” — but ties together the entire 22-film arc of the Marvel “cinematic universe,” begun with 2008’s “Iron Man.” Generous in humour, spirit and sentimentality, Anthony and Joe Russo’s “Endgame” is a surprisingly full feast of blockbustermaking that, through some

time-travelling magic, looks back nostalgically at Marvel’s decade of world domination. This is the Marvel machine working at high gear, in full control of its myth-making powers and uncovering more emotion in its fictional cosmos than ever before. It was Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark (Iron Man) who kicked things off for the MCU, and it’s he who opens “Endgame” and most often takes centre stage. Providing even the most basic of plot points in “Endgame” is a fool’s errand, but it’s fair to say it takes place some time after the rapture caused by the megalomaniac boulder Thanos (Josh Brolin). Having obtained all six of the “infinity stones,” he wiped away 50 per cent of Earth’s creatures (and superheroes) at the end of “Infinity War” with the snap of his fingers. Rather than bask in the extra parking spaces and uncrowded check-out aisles, the survivors have spent the ensuing time in a prolonged state of mourning. The remaining superheroes are also reeling, ashamed of their defeat. One has turned angry and vengeful, another has grown a beer belly. As nauseating as the aura of momentousness around “Endgame” has been for some, the movie — while certainly not lacking

in ominous solemnity — is frequently funny, as the Russos, working from a script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, arrange their heroes in fresh pairings and unlikely contexts. That’s owed sizably to the cast, which includes a number of top-tier comic actors, chief among them Downey Jr., but there’s also the thankfully prominent Paul Rudd (Ant-Man) and Avengers regulars Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Mark Ruffalo (the Hulk). While Marvel has improved in gender parity (Brie Larson’s recently launched Captain Marvel plays a small but pivotal role here), its cosmos could still use some funny actresses. Can Maya Rudolph, please, be made queen of the galaxy? But it has at least three clown cars’ worth of superheroes. Seldom, if ever, have more movie stars been brought together in one place a film with this collection of talent really can’t help but be decent, at minimum. Among them: Chris Evans’ Captain America, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, Don Cheadle’s War Machine, Bradley Cooper’s Rocket. Yet the Russos, aided by the film’s ample running time, balance the characters and story lines swiftly and seamlessly. Somewhere in this juggling act is a little bit of every tone in the Marvel universe: some of the wit of “Iron Man,” a touch of the madcap romp of “Guardians of the Galaxy,” a smidge of the cosmic saga of “Thor,” and even a little of the resonance of “Black Panther.” More than any of those franchises, “Endgame,” at its best moments, carries the thrill of classic comic-book twists and reversals.

But the main difference is that a dose of finality has finally crept into a universe where death is seldom visited on anyone but the bad guys. “Endgame” will likely be most remembered for its teary goodbyes. To say who dies would, of course, invite my own demise. But the sendoffs, tender and sincere, capture something about the “Avengers” films. At their root, they are about family. Never has that been more apparent than in the daughters, fathers, sons, mothers, sisters, brothers and spouses that populate “Endgame,” making up the connections that bind this fantasy realm — one that, for all its turmoil, is far more unified than ours. Other farewells are more legitimately sombre. The late Stan Lee here makes his final cameo, and it’s a good one. Lee’s swan song, as much as anything, verifies that “Endgame” marks the end of an era. The conclusion of this chapter in the MCU, of course, won’t last long Marvel’s assembly lines are already humming. And I suspect it will be some time before we understand just what Marvel has wrought with these movies. At their worst, they are colossal, inhuman products built for a supersized form of bingewatching. At their best, they are grand, mega-sized Hollywood spectacles. It’s not a spoiler to say that “Endgame” verges more on the latter. At least I don’t think so. “Avengers: Endgame,” a Walt Disney Co. release, is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and some language. Running time: 181 minutes. Three stars out of four.


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Honest teen loses motivation as classmates win by cheating the temptation to become bogged down in what others are doing, and study hard because -- sooner or later -- excellence and ethics are recognized. DEAR ABBY: My wife, “Stella,” and I have been married 52 years. We have a daughter, Abigail Van Buren “Candy,” who we adopted at 3 weeks old. By the time Candy was 12 or 13, she started having less-than-desirable friends and drinking alcohol with them. Long story short, she graduated from high school, got married, then divorced, married again and has two daughters she has never raised. We have taken our daughter to psychologists since she was 14 or 15, paid for educational opportunities she didn’t complete and bought her several cars. She got into drugs and wound up in prison. Once out of prison, Stella and I sent her to three rehabilitation facilities. She walked away from the last two. Our daughter is now 46. I am ready to stop trying to help her, but Stella, whom I love dearly, doesn’t seem to be able to stop. I feel we are

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HHHH Zero in on what needs to be done. You have the energy and creativity to accomplish much more. You like a challenge every so often. Do not allow a great idea to go to the wayside because you would prefer to fuss or nitpick. Tonight: Make the most of the moment. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH Pace yourself and do not allow yourself to lose the beat. You will be much happier at the end of the day when you get to see how much you accomplished. A situation changes rapidly. Touch base with a neighbor or relative who often gives you important feedback. Tonight: Anchor in. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH Make it OK to drag a little, especially if you are overwhelmed by all that you need to accomplish. Put your best foot forward and simply decide to get as much done as possible. Others reconsider their priorities. Tonight: The only answer is “yes.” SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH You are lively and concerned with what might be happening around you financially. You have reason to ask some heavy questions and expect to get some equally meaningful responses. Do not allow someone to corner you. Tonight: Keep to the budget. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHHH Despite a sense of unease, you decide to follow your established plans. You might still be unusually slow in making a decision as you evaluate the benefits of trying different logic in eyeing a problem. Tonight: Reevaluating a present hassle. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHH Take your time making a decision. You might not be sure enough to take a stand, but this will soon change. You could be wondering about the best approach for changing your mood, revising your thinking and feeling much better. Tonight: Go for some extra R and R. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHHH You might be so focused on making a firm decision, you forget that perhaps you need to rethink a situation. In any case, a group of friends with very different ideas surrounds you. You could alter your thinking. Tonight: Make weekend plans. BORN TODAY Actress Renee Zellweger (1969), actor Al Pacino (1940), actor Jason Lee (1970)

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Time to dispose of old drugs Dear Readers: Do you have OLD PRESCRIPTION DRUGS in your home? National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 27, 2019. Studies have shown that the family medicine cabinet can contribute to addiction. Friends and family members can obtain these drugs if they are not properly disposed of. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is an opportunity to dispose of unused and old medicine. The drugs are collected year-round, but having a dedicated day? This brings more attention to the issue. Visit takebackday.dea.gov to find a collection site in your neighborhood, and for complete instructions. -- Heloise P.S. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (www.dea.gov) has collected almost 11 million pounds of unused prescription drugs since 2010! VEGAN VARIETY Dear Heloise: I read your column each day in The (Martinsburg, W.Va.) Journal. My little Maltipeke particularly enjoys your pet stories! I have a hint to provide vegan foods at a party: Using a slow cooker, make large quantities of vegan main dishes IN ADVANCE and freeze. Then it’s simple to warm up and serve along with your regular meals. Add a salad and fruit for dessert, and you are there. Tofu is good to have on hand, as well as various beans, nuts, vegetable broth, mushrooms and fresh, frozen or canned veggies. You might ask your vegan guests for a list of foods they like. -- Anne T., Shepherdstown, W.Va.

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Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, April 25, 2019: This year provides many unique opportunities. Your innate conservative approach keeps you from taking a leap of faith. You feel more comfortable, yet you are less likely to achieve long-desired results. If single, you might meet someone very different who opens your eyes to a unique perspective. Travel is likely, if attached. The two of you gain from a change of scenery. CAPRICORN could be too much of a stick in the mud for your taste. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH Your instincts tell you which way to go with a financial investment. You know what will work, though the end results might not be great. A discussion with an expert encourages you to revise your thinking. Tonight: Up late. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHH A discussion with a friend makes you smile. A long-term wish might be about to fulfill itself. Do not erect a barrier between you and another person who often gives you solid advice. Rather, listen carefully to a suggestion. Tonight: Where you can hear good music. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH What you hoped was a possibility might not come through. Investigate your options before you commit to any course of action. A partner or associate might be unusually tense financially. Relax and move forward on your own. Tonight: Work as a team. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHHH You could be stunned by what another person thinks and expects. You might not be comfortable with his or her request, yet you might say “yes” because bonding with this person is important to you. Be careful, as the tale might not turn out as you want. Tonight: Allow others to dominate. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHH You might have a lot on your mind that you want to accomplish. Stay steady, knowing your ultimate goal. Do not take another’s need to disappoint you too seriously. Recognize your limits and how far you are willing to flex. Tonight: Let the party go on. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

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being enablers and should let Candy deal with her choices without further support from us. Any thoughts or comments? -- OVER IT IN OKLAHOMA DEAR OVER IT: I agree with you. By now Stella should realize that whatever she does to help Candy won’t make her independent. Your wife may feel compelled to continue because she feels responsible for the way Candy has turned out, but the only person who can help Candy is herself. Because this is causing discord in your marriage, you and your wife should discuss this with a marriage and family therapist who may be able to help Stella recognize that she has done enough for the daughter she so clearly loves. 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. For everything you need to know about wedding planning, order “How to Have a Lovely Wedding.” Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $8 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Wedding Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)

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DEAR ABBY: My son attends an excellent public high school and has done very well. His class is scheduled to graduate in a few weeks, and “Brent” has been accepted to an excellent university. My concern is Brent routinely reports blatant and widespread cheating throughout the school. The valedictorian cheated his way to the top of the class, a neighbor will be attending Princeton even though she was repeatedly caught cheating on tests, and another neighbor cheated on the ACT to achieve a score disproportionate to her grades and SAT scores, which allowed her admission to a distinguished university. The school turns a blind eye to the cheating and provides only nominal punishment in cases too blatant to ignore. Brent has become disenchanted and cynical about the administration and maintaining his integrity. What advice can I give my son when all around there are examples of cheaters coming out on top? -- NOT A CHEATER DEAR NOT A CHEATER: The cheaters may have cut in line, but don’t view it as coming out on top. Point out to your son that sooner or later cheaters are usually unmasked when they arrive at college unprepared. The best advice you can give Brent would be to hang onto his integrity, resist

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Public Safety

Police reports n On Apr. 22 at about 3:40 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted Katheryn Heazlett, 28, of Nikiski, on Nikishka Beach Road in Nikiski. Investigation revealed that Heazlett was in violation of her conditions of release from a prior assault case after she was found to be in contact with the victim. She was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

Court reports The following judgments were recently handed down in Kenai District Court: n Kimberly Denise McCray, 38, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to one count of an amended charge of second-degree vehicle theft (failure to return vehicle) and one count of no motor vehicle liability insur-

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makeup of the Legislature. “I have served with 2,215 members of Congress that are no longer there … And this is the strangest group I’ve ever seen elected,” Young said. “I have to remind you, and myself, that the people elected them. I respect that. I just really don’t know where they’re coming from and it concerns me as far as this nation goes.” Young went on to say that he was worried in particular about what he sees as an infusion of socialist ideas into the governing

n On Apr. 22 at about 8:20 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received report of a vehicle passing a school bus that had its stop arm out, lights flashing, and kids boarding. The bus driver able to write down the truck’s license plate number. Troopers later contacted the driver, who admitted to having been in the area at the time of the report. The driver was issued a misdemeanor citation for failure to stop for a school bus. n On Apr. 22 at 10:55

a.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted a suspicious vehicle at the Riverview Tesoro in Kasilof. Investigation revealed that the license plates on the vehicle did not match. Tony Watson, 55, of Clam Gulch, was issued a misdemeanor citation for improper use of plates and released on scene. n On Apr. 22 at 8:45 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a burglary and theft at a seasonal residence in Ninilchik. An 88-year-old male, of Nini-

lchik, reported that three sheds on his property had been broken into over the winter and items taken. The investigation is ongoing. n On Apr. 23 at 3:57 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a routine traffic stop on a vehicle in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that the driver, Aaron Williams, 24, of Sterling, had an outstanding warrant. Further investigation revealed that one of the passengers, Shannon Gries, 41, of Sterling, also had an outstanding

warrant. Both were arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility, Williams on $2,500 bail and Gries on $50 bail. n On Apr. 23 at about 6:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted a red 1997 Ford Escort at a residence on West Poppy Lane in Soldotna for an investigation, which revealed that Tarik A. Dukowitz, 21, of Soldotna, had an active arrest warrant for violating conditions of release. Dukowitz was arrested and

taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail. n On Apr. 18 at 9:15 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received information that a sex offender had moved to NJ Court in Anchor Point and was not registered. Investigation showed that Robbie Satterwhite, 51, of Anchor Point, was a convicted sex offender and had failed to register after changing his residence address. Satterwhite was given summons to appear in court and released.

ance, committed Jan. 30. On count one, she was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution to Budget Rental Car, had her license revoked for 30 days, forfeited items seized, and placed on probation for 12 months. On the count of no motor vehicle liability insurance, she was fined $500. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

The following judgments were recently handed down in Kenai Superior Court:

degree burglary, she was sentenced to 24 months in prison with 18 months suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $50 cost of appointed counsel, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited all items seized, ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to consume alcohol to excess, not to use or possess any illegal controlled

substances, including synthetic drugs and marijuana, ordered to complete a substance abuse evaluation and comply with treatment recommendations, ordered to have no contact with victim or witnesses, ordered not to go within 1,000 feet of a Kingery Road property in Nikiski, ordered to submit to search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence

of controlled substances, drug paraphernalia and stolen property, and was placed on probation for three years after serving any term of incarceration imposed. On the misdemeanor count of fourthdegree criminal mischief, she was sentenced to three months in jail, ordered to pay restitution, and forfeited all items seized. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

body. “There are people talking about free education, free medical care … that is not progress, that is regression.” He said he sees divisions in the Democratic Party between the moderate democrats and those who identify as further on left, sometimes calling themselves “democratic socialists” or “social democrats.” When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was receiving criticism from some in her party, Young said he called her up to offer his support and say that he would vote for her for Speaker if necessary. “There was dead silence on the other line and I said,

‘Before you get too excited, Nancy, I’d rather deal with the devil I know than the devil I don’t know,” he said. On his assessment of President Donald Trump’s performance and the criticisms that the president receives from his opponents, Young said that while Trump was not his preferred presidential candidate, he believes the president has done a good job while in office. In particular, he cited the opening of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling and the rollback of regulations as successes. Young also said that he believes Trump has been unfairly attacked by his opponents. “He could be Jesus

Christ and they’d blame him for cutting down a tree for the cross,” Young said. He warned, however, about the dangers of division and partisanship and said he felt they could lead to consolidated power in the executive branch — which he said would be bad regardless of the administration. On energy production, Young said that while development of renewable energy like solar, wind and hydroelectricity is important, he also argued that oil is an essential component of the energy infrastructure. Young said that “energy is the key to a free society,” but emphasized that the energy has to be affordable. Young briefly mentioned a book he is writing, “86 Years of Lost Freedom,” in which he compares the state of America in his father’s time to the country’s current state. “I doubt any of you will read it, but I’m writing it anyway,” Young said. On the topic of his retirement, Young said that he plans to run again. “Some people say, ‘It’s time for you to retire,’ and I understand that. But I also say if I can do the job and want to do the job and I’m good at it, then I should be re-elected. Mainly because I want to keep us free.” Young then took questions from the audience. The first question involved the plans to construct a road to King Cove that would connect it to the nearby Cold Bay Airport. A recent federal court decision ruled against the U.S. Department of the Interior’s attempts to exchange the federal land on which the road would be built with the King Cove Native Corporation. Young said that he expects a go-ahead to build the road within the next couple of months, and was upset at efforts to block its construction.

“They’d rather save the Brant Goose than the human beings,” he said. One audience member asked about Young’s stance on immigration, and whether or not he supports a wall along the U.S. southern border. “I never did envision a wall, but we’ve got to do something,” Young said, before suggesting tightening the eligibility requirements for asylum seekers and an increasing the focus on apprehending those who have crossed the border illegally. Young also commented on the Alaska Chamber of Commerce’s efforts to create an Associated Health Plan for its members. Those efforts were halted by a recent federal court decision that ruled that associated health plans did not meet the coverage requirements laid out by the Affordable Care Act. Young said that he supports the efforts to appeal this decision and added that he and his colleagues are working on a legislative solution to this issue. When it comes to addressing the overall state of health care in the U.S., Young asserted that while other industrial nations have universal health care, their quality of care is lower than that of the U.S. and said that thousands from Canada and the UK come to the U.S. each year for treatment. A 2015 study by the Fraser institute estimated that more than 52,000 Canadians received non-emergency medical treatment outside Canada. A 2017 study from the Commonwealth Fund, however, found that the U.S. health care system has the widest gap in quality of care between people with higher and lower incomes, ranking last among 11 nations included in the study. Young also commented on the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act, which he introduced alongside Rep. Tulsi Gabbard,

D-Hawaii. The bill seeks to remove marijuana from the federal controlled substances list. Young said that now that a number of states, including Alaska, have legalized marijuana, the threat of legal action on the federal level should not infringe on the business practices of marijuana cultivators, retailers and manufacturers in those states. Young is optimistic the bill will pass the House and said that he was confident he could garner support for the bill from his republican colleagues. On the time frame for drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Young said that the lease sale is currently being expedited and added that he believes it will likely take place before the next presidential election. He also shared his thoughts on the possibility of impeaching Trump over information revealed in the Mueller Report. He said he believes that the report reveals no impeachable actions or crimes on the part of the president and called the threats of impeachment by some members of the Democratic Party “a political vendetta.” Finally, Young was asked whether he would consider stepping down and letting someone younger take his place. He said that he has never quit anything in his life and is not about to start now. He added that anyone looking to take his place should be ready to commit to “at least 25 years” in office, arguing that with only one representative for Alaska in the House, the strength of the office comes from longevity. Young ended Tuesday’s presentation by admitting it would not be the end of the world if someone replaced him. “If I get voted out of office, I’ll be mad for about 35 minutes. And then I’m gonna buy an airplane.”

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a rock wall, a moose-calling contest, football toss, mechanical bull and more, Martin said. The Kenai Performers will also be onsite doing three comedy shows during the event. For an even more exclusive event, the trade show is offering a VIP night on Friday. Only 500 VIP tickets will be sold. Ticket holders have the opportunity to see vendors and take advantage of special deals and giveaways not available during the rest of the show. There will also be a photo booth for the Friday night events. VIP tickets also include free wine or local beer and food. There will be plenty of opportunities for visitors to win prizes. The wall of guns will take place all weekend long, with a special gun to be won during VIP night on

Friday. “There’s a winner every hundred tickets,” Martin said. Visitors don’t have to travel too far from the activities to find a bite to eat. Martin said plenty of food trucks will be onsite to feed trade show visitors. “People can come and make a day of it,” Martin said. “No need to leave for lunch.” The Kenai Peninsula Sport, Rec and Trade Show will take place on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. General admission: $5. Seniors, students and military: $4. Kids under 10 are free. A special VIP Night will be hosted on Friday, April 26 from 6-9 p.m.

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n Breann Pearl Lang, 29, of Sterling, pleaded guilty to one felony count of first-degree burglary (in a dwelling) and one misdemeanor count of an amended charge of fourthdegree criminal mischief, committed Aug. 11. On the felony count of first-

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“The show was dying when I started,” Martin said. “We worked to build it back up. Now the biggest problem we have is the sports complex isn’t big enough.” One popular staple of the trade show is the trout pond, which is a small pool of donated fish. Kids will have the opportunity to fish for trout. After kids catch their fish, they can take it over to the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge booth where they will have a hook-to-table activity. “At the hook-to-table, they will cook the fish right there for you,” Martin said. Other activities include

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