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Vol. 49, Issue 182
In the news Anchorage gathering planned to remember missing Native women ANCHORAGE — Alaska advocacy groups are hosting a public weekend ceremony in Anchorage to remember missing and murdered indigenous women. The free Saturday afternoon event at the Alaska Native Heritage Center is being held to coincide with the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls, to be observed Sunday. The Anchorage event is billed as a community gathering and “heartbeat of drums.” It will feature dance and drum groups, speakers and traditional Alaska Native foods, including moose and seal soup. The event comes amid a national crisis — the disappearances of hundreds of Native American and Alaska Native women and girls from across the country. Native women experience some of the highest rates of murder, sexual violence and domestic abuse.
Body recovered, tentatively identified in Southwest BETHEL — The body of a Southwest Alaska man missing since October has been recovered from a river. Alaska State Troopers say a body tentatively identified as 21-yearold Wassillie Keene was found floating Saturday in the Johnson River about 4 miles up from the Kuskokwim River. Keene was last seen Oct. 24 as he operated his boat alone near the confluence of the Kasigluk and Johnson rivers. He was reported missing Oct. 25 and his boat was recovered. Troopers found Keene’s wallet and identification in a pocket. The body has been sent to the state medical examiner in Anchorage for a positive identification and an autopsy. — Associated Press
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Senate passes budget, with full PFD By Alex McCarthy Juneau Empire
Juneau’s senator stood alone at the end of a long day of debates Wednesday, as he was the lone senator to vote against the body’s budget proposal. Sen. Jesse Kiehl, D-Juneau, was the only detractor on a budget that preserved a full $3,000 Alaska Permanent Fund dividend. The proposal cut about $258 million of spending, according to the Senate Majority, which is more than what the House proposed and less than what Gov. Mike Dunleavy proposed in his budget. On the floor, Sen. Bert Stedman (co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee) said that having a full PFD puts the Senate proposal more than $1 billion over budget. The bud-
Electronics recycling day Saturday By KAT SORENSEN Peninsula Clarion
interview afterward. “It’ll be a different bill when it comes back. We’ll have
Central Peninsula residents are invited to recycle their electronics of all shapes and sizes this Saturday at the annual electronics recycling event. From 10 a.m. to 3 pm. on Saturday, May 4, ReGroup Recycling, Cook InletKeeper, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Department and the Weaver Brothers will be sponsoring the annual recycling event at the Central Peninsula Landfill in Soldotna. “Electronics recycling happens once a year because the organizational part is quite extensive,” said ReGroup member Jan Wal-
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Senate President Cathy Giessel, left, listens to Senate leaders on the floor at the Alaska State Capitol on Wednesday. (Alex McCarthy/Juneau Empire)
get now goes back to the House, which proposed a budget that allows for about a $1,200 PFD.
“When you’re 1.1 billion short on about $5 billion, the numbers just don’t work,” Kiehl said in an
New signs create gateway to Soldotna By Brian Mazurek Peninsula Clarion
When coming into Soldotna from any direction, drivers may have spotted some recent additions to the landscape. Over the past month, the City of Soldotna placed three 18-feet tall, obelisk-shaped gateway signs that welcome people to the city: one on the corner of the Kenai Spur Highway and Knight Drive, one on the Sterling Highway in front of Whistle Hill and a third on the Sterling Highway where it crosses the Kenai River. The placement of these signs is part of a larger effort by the city to develop a vibrant downtown area for Soldotna and encourage the growth of local businesses in the community. The Downtown Improvement Plan was developed back in 2014 and came out of Soldotna’s 2011 Com-
A new sign welcoming people to the City of Soldotna stands near the intersection of the Sterling Highway and the Kenai River on Wednesday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/ Peninsula Clarion)
prehensive Plan, Envision Soldotna 2030. In 2016 the city allocated funds for new signage and began exploring bids for the contracts to
build gateway signs, banners and park signs. The city’s Director of Planning and Economic Development John Czarne-
zki said on Tuesday that initially, the lowest bid the city found for the three signs was for more than $287,000. As a result, the city opted to
build them in-house with the help of Soldotna’s Street and Maintenance Department. The maintenance team, led by Scott Sundberg, worked through the winter and constructed the signs for just under $120,000. Czarnezki said that he was happy that the city saved the taxpayers a substantial amount of money while still delivering quality results, and Sundberg said on Wednesday that he was proud of the work his team put into the signs. While most of the fabrication was done by Sundberg and his team in their shop, they did contract some work out to local businesses. Sherman Signs crafted the letters and the signs were made weather resistant thanks to Peninsula Powder Coating. These were the first signs that Sundberg and the maintenance team had fabricated, and he said See SIGNS, page A7
Dunleavy constitutional amendments discussed By VICTORIA PETERSEN Peninsula Clarion
The House State Affairs Committee met Tuesday to listen to public testimony on Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed constitutional amendments.
During the hearing, government officials presented information on House Joint Resolutions 5, 6 and 7, discussed the resolutions in detail with lawmakers and then the floor was opened to the public for comment.
Issues brought up during the meeting included whether or not some of the amendments should be considered constitutional revisions, and the impact the resolutions could have on promoting or inhibiting democracy.
Dunleavy said in a January press release that the resolutions serve as a foundation for his permanent fiscal plan. HJR 5 is an amendment “prohibiting the establishment of, or increase to, a state tax without the ap-
proval of the voters of the state,” according to the bill’s title. The resolution also requires voterled initiatives — which are formed and approved by the people without including government — to create new taxes to be See HJR, page A2
Barr, Mueller trade barbs as rift goes public By ERIC TUCKER and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Private tensions between Justice Department leaders and special counsel Robert
Mueller’s team broke into public view in extraordinary fashion Wednesday as Attorney General William Barr pushed back at the special counsel’s “snitty” complaints over his handling of the Trump-Russia investiga-
tion report. Testifying for the first time since releasing Mueller’s report, Barr faced sharp questioning from Senate Democrats who accused him of making misleading comments and seeming at
Marijuana regulators vent over investigative help By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press
JUNEAU — Alaska marijuana regulators expressed frustration Wednesday with the limited co-operation they say they’re receiving with investigations from the state Department of Public Safety.
The dispute dates to last fall, during then-Gov. Bill Walker’s administration, when an acting director of the Alaska State Troopers notified the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office its investigators would no longer have access to certain databases. Erika McConnell, the office’s director, told the
Marijuana Control Board access is based on one of two qualifications: being a criminal justice agency or peace officers. She said it’s debatable whether the office is a criminal justice agency but said “for decades” the state considered investigators related to the office’s See VENT, page A7
times to be President Donald Trump’s protector as much as the country’s top law enforcement official. The rift fueled allegations that Barr has spun Mueller’s findings in Trump’s favor and understated the gravity
of Trump’s behavior. The dispute is certain to persist, as Democrats push to give Mueller a chance to answer Barr’s testimony with his own later this month. Barr separately informed
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Man convicted of spreading pesticide at homeless site By DAN JOLING Associated Press
ANCHORAGE — An Alaska businessman who acknowledged spreading a pesticide on a public right of way used by homeless people has been convicted of reckless endangerment and polluting. Ron Alleva, 67, president of Grubstake Auction
Co. in Anchorage, also was convicted Tuesday of unauthorized pesticide distribution and misuse of a pesticide, state prosecutors said. Alleva formerly owned property across the street from a homeless shelter,, the Brother Francis Shelter, and a soup kitchen, Bean’s Cafe. The pesticide
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approved by Legislature. Barnhill said with HJR 5, any new or increased tax would need the approval by both the Legislature and the people. HJR 6 is an amendment requiring a “portion of the Alaska Permanent Fund income to be used, without an appropriation, solely for the purpose of paying permanent fund dividends to state residents,” according to a document from the state of Alaska Department of Law. The resolution also requires the vote of the people for any changes to the permanent fund dividend formula. HJR 7 is an amendment to the state spending cap and an appropriation limit. “Appropriations made in a fiscal year would not be able to exceed the average of the appropriations made in the previous three fiscal years by more than 50 percent of cumulative change in population and inflation,” according to the amendment. During the committee meeting, Ed King, the chief economist of the Office of Management and Budget, presented the current spending limit. Adopted in 1982, the limit was set at $2.5 billion, plus inflation and population growth. The FY20 calculation would be about $10.5 billion, according to King’s presentation. Mike Barnhill, policy director in the state’s Office of Management and Budget, said HJR 5 and HJR 6 are both examples of “direct democracy.” “These form Gov. Dunleavy’s core legislative agenda for this session,” Barnhill said at the committee hearing. “It’s something he feels very strongly about. He really wants the people to have an opportunity to consider each of these amendments to the constitution so we can achieve fiscal sustain-
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ability in the state.” Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage, questioned the portion of HJR 5 relating to initiatives. “It’s just the converse of democracy in that it says any law enacted by the voters through initiative has to then be approved by the Legislature,” LeDoux said during the committee hearing. “So, it’s not exactly direct democracy is it?” Barnhill said the resolutions, which are based on a taxpayer bill of rights model from Colorado, uses direct democracy already existing in the state’s constitution. The changes to the constitution proposed in HJR 5 appear to be a revision requiring a constitutional convention under the state’s constitution, which would not allow HJR 5 to be advanced by the Legislature through a resolution, Emily Nauman, the deputy director of the Legislative Affairs Agency’s Division of Legal and Research Services, wrote in a memo to Rep. Zack Fields, D-Anchorage, who co-chairs the House State Affairs Committee. “The amendment prevents the Legislature from imposing a new tax or increasing taxes without voter approval,” the memo said. “The result will be a fundamental shift in the constitutional authority of the Legislature to tax … the changes seem to substantially alter the substance and integrity of the state constitution as a document of independent force and effect.” Assistant Attorney General William Milks from the state Department of Law, who introduced the amendments with Barnhill, said he thinks the amendments are appropriate and don’t meet the qualifications for a constitutional revision. “It’s an appropriate amendment because already in our Alaska constitution — essentially baked in — is this notion that ei-
ther the people or the Legislature can enact laws,” Milks said. “That’s right in our Alaska constitution and we also have processes by which the people or the Legislature can take action to essentially veto or override that action.” Several of the committee members questioned HJR 5, including Rep. Adam Wool, D-Fairbanks, who said the amendment could be burdensome to voters. “It’s kind of like if I ask my kids’ class if they want ice cream every day for lunch,” Wool said. “They’re probably going to say yes. Do they really need ice cream every day for lunch? Probably not. I’m not trying to be disrespectful to the public as a whole, but if you get a room full of people and ask ‘hey do you want to pay more gas at the pump?’ They’re going to say no. But do you want your roads fixed, etc.?” Wool said it’s important for voters to ask the second part of that question. “Like, if I ask my kids ‘hey do you all want to have diabetes?’ They’re going to say no. But the ice cream might dominate their mind — same with the tax.” Barnhill said, either way, the government should be consulting with the people on these issues. Before taking public testimony on the resolutions, Fields said he could not support the amendments. “I think pretty clearly, they represent a backdoor attempt to defund core services,” Fields said. “Which is wildly unpopular in the state of Alaska. Evidence around the country shows that when we do these in other states it leads to dramatic declines in education, higher education and other core services’ funding. If those are decisions we’re going to make we should make them in a straightforward manner and not use a backdoor effort to do it.”
The committee took public testimony from across the state, including the Kenai Peninsula. Adam Hykes, who testified from Homer during the public comment section, said he supported the first portion of HJR 5. He said he opposed the portion that changes the initiative process. “If the people ever spoke up and decided they want a law passed, I really don’t like the idea that the Legislature could stonewall — through action or inaction — the will of the people,” Hykes said. “It is you who serves us, not we who serves you, with all due respect.” Hykes said he was in favor of HJR 6 and HJR 7. “That is what the people of Alaska decided when they elected Gov. Dunleavy,” Hykes said. “(The PFD) needs to be constitutionally protected.” Also from Homer, Larry Stone spoke in opposition of HJR 5 and HJR 6. “I think it would defund core services,” Slone said. “The core services I’m referring to is our basic infrastructure and public safety. Basically, if we can’t tax the citizens, ultimately we’re going to be slitting our own throats.” Justin Parrish, a resident of Juneau, testified at the hearing saying HJR 5 was not a direct democracy. “While sold as direct democracy it’s an unprecedented attack on the initiative process, which is direct democracy,” Parrish said. “If you’ve got the majority of the public saying we want to do this, we should listen.” Laura Bonner, a former construction worker in Anchorage, testified against all three amendments. “You have access to more information than the voters do — for analysis on what the state needs to provide roads, fund education and provide public services,” Bonner said. “The initiative piece of HJR 5 is troubling.”
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LIO Schedule Thursday, May 2 1:30 p.m.: The House Finance Committee will hold a public hearing to discuss HB 49 Crimes; Sentencing; Mental Illness; Evidence and HB 145 Property Crime; Motor Vehicle Theft Tools. Testimony will be taken.
Friday, May 3
1 p.m.: The House Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing to discuss HB 123 Electric-Assisted Bicycles and HB 110 Vehicles / Boats: Transfer on Death Title. 2 minute testimony limit. 1:30 p.m.: The House Finance Committee will hold a public hearing to discuss HB 102 Rental Vehicle by Private Owner, HB 49 Crimes; Sentencing; Mental Illness; Evidence and HB 145 Property Crime; Motor Vehicle Theft Tools. Testimony will be taken. 3:15 p.m.: The House Labor & Commerce Committee will hold a public hearing to discuss HB 91 Naturopaths: Licensing; Practice, HB 24 Limited Teacher Certificates; Languages and HB 127 Dental Hygienist Advanced Practice Permit. 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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lace. Once all the electronics are collected, they need to be transported to Anchorage where they are distributed to different facilities that will make use of the parts in different ways. “The plastic cases are usually broken down and go to manufacturers that chip them and use them in different products,” Wallace said. “All of the wiring has metals, which are the valuable part. All of those rare earth metals would be pollutants if they got into the environment and water systems, but in our electronics they are valuable.” To ease logistics, the Homer and Ninilchik electronics recycling events will also be Saturday. The trucks will haul the items up from Homer, stopping at Ninilchik and Soldotna before heading up to Anchorage. “The borough is being very supportive of all of this material getting in the recycling stream instead of the landfill,” Wallace said. Acceptable items include cameras, clocks, electronic scales, handheld games, stereos, TVs, vacuums, VCR/ DVD players, computers, laptops, monitors, cell/telephones, servers, routers, fax machines, copiers, credit card machines, printers, scanners.
Audio and visual tapes, batteries, CDs and DVDs, exit signs, fire extinguishers, fluorescent lights and smoke detectors are not accepted. “They are either hazardous or there is no market for them,” Wallace said, but there is a disposal facility for batteries at the landfill. For larger items, like televisions and computer monitors, there is a $15 fee. “The extra charge is for their weight and the processing,” Wallace said. “The glass is impregnated with lead or other things. Everything else is taken for free because there are valuable things in them that allow the recycling entities to stay in business.” Wallace said that, on average, 80 to 100 households participate in the recycling event annually. Last year, she said, they collected nearly 17,000 pounds in electronics. “Year after year it depends, though. Some years we’ll get tons of huge TVs while other years we’ll just have small electronics,” she said. Wallace recommends that neighborhoods or family pool all their electronics together so that they only need to make one trip to the landfill between 10 and 3 p.m. For general questions, call the Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Department at 907-262-9667.
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—Pickleball: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10 a.m.-12 p.m. —Beginner pickleball lessons: Tuesdays, 12 p.m. — Intermediate pickleball lessons: Wednesdays, 9 a.m. —Weight room: Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday (Free weights, squat rack, rowing machine, cardio bikes, tread mill, elliptical, and yoga balls/mats) —Zumba: Mondays at 6 p.m. —Teen Center: 12-15 years old. $2 per visit. 3:305:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Air hockey, fosse ball, video games, Wi-Fi, and gym time. —Home school gym time: Fridays at 12-2 p.m. —After school rec program: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Registration anytime Call for information 907-262-7224. Adults $3 per visit, seniors $2 per visit, teens $2 per visit, and children $1 per visit
Mouth to Mouth Wild Run and Ride
Registration now open for 2019 Mouth to Mouth Wild Run and Ride. The 6th annual Mouth to Mouth will take place on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. A 10-mile beach run or fat bike ride between Kasilof and Kenai River mouths begins at 2 p.m. at Kasilof River Special Use Area off Kasilof Beach Stub Road and ends at Kenai South Beach parking lot off Cannery Rd. Registration at 12 p.m. 3 mile beach run from Cannery Road Beach to Kenai River mouth and back begins at 3 p.m. at Cannery Road beach access off Dunes Road. Registration at 2 p.m. Register online at https://inletkeeper.org/m2m/. Advance registration $30 ($25 for Cook Inletkeeper members), day of registration $40 ($35 for members).
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60. Call 907-283-4156 for more information. —Thursdays in May: M&M Knitting group, 1-2 p.m. —Social Security, Wednesday, May 1 and 15, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. —Movie and Popcorn Night, “Million Dollar Arm,” rated PG, starring Jon Hamm and Alan Arkin, Thursday, May 2, 6:30 p.m. —Fred Meyer shopping, Thursday, May 7, No-host dinner to Golden International, 4:30 p.m. —Senior Center Cleanup Day, Wednesday, May 8, 1-3 p.m. —Aurora Borealis first graders share books and lunch, Thursday, May 9, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. —Mother’s Day lunch, Friday, May 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. —Country Store open: homemade crafts for sale, Friday, May 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. —Whale watching tour with Major Marine Tours in Seward, Friday, May 10, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. —Ring-a-Lings: lunchtime entertainment, Monday, May 13, 11:30 a.m. —Naomi Penner talks about her book “A” is for Alaska: Teacher to Territory — the account of Anna Bortel, school teacher 1954-1962, Tuesday, May 14, 10:30 a.m. —Card Making with Kimberley, Tuesday, May 14, 12:30 p.m. —Mystery Drive, Tuesday, May 14, 12:30 p.m. —Sewing with Phyllis: Learn to make a Napkin project, Wednesday, May 15, 1 p.m. —Birthday Lunch, Thursday, May 15, 11:30 a.m. —Riverside Band, lunchtime entertainment, Monday, May 20, 11:30 a.m. —Kumi with Kit 2, Japanese braided key-chain project, Tuesday, May 21, 1 p.m. —Kenai Peninsula Caregivers Group, Tuesday, May 21, 1-3 p.m. —Memorial Day (observed): wear your red shirts, Friday, May 24, 11:30 a.m. —Closed, Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 —Health Fair Walker and Roller Fun Run, Wednesday, May 29, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. —Food Bank Spring Festival, BBQ, Friday, May 31, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
A plant sale benefiting Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District will be held Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the parking lot in front of Three Bears in Kenai. The sale includes plant starts (herbs, vegetables, Kenai Peninsula OrchestrAle Debut and flowers), berry bushes and fruit trees, certified organic compost, baked goods and more. A portion of all Kenai Peninsula Orchestra is holding the Kenai Penproceeds will go to Kenai Soil & Water Conservation insula OrchestrAle Debut to introduce their new excluDistrict to support local sustainable agriculture. For insive Belgian-style Saison beer to their musical fans and formation about reserving a booth space, please contact the general public. This beer is crafted by Kenai River Abraham England at 306-4610. Brewing exclusively for the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra. This debut features art by Alanna Derocchi and Jonathan Relay for Life garage sale S. Green and live music by Recess Duty, Garrett Mayer Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Soldotna is and more. Entry entitles one to hors d’oeuvres and two sponsoring a garage sale on Friday, May 17 and Satur- portions of ale. This event will take place at the Kenai day, May 18 from 9a.m. to 4 p.m. Sale will be held at the Fine Art Center, 816 Cook Dr. in Kenai from 3-6 p.m. The Redemtorist Center (Old Catholic Church) on the on Sunday May 5. Entry is $20 for the event and $5 per corner of Fireweed and Redoubt. All proceeds will go to additional portion of beer. Tickets are available at River Relay for Life. We are looking for donations. Items can City Books, Soldotna and Already Read Books, Kenai be left at The Redemtorist Center Tuesday through Fri- and at the door. day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call Alice at 907-260-8080 Caregiver support meeting for more info. Sterling Senior Center, Caregiver Support Meeting Italian Night Fundraiser Topic: Caregiving and Depression will take place Italian Night Fundraiser will take place Saturday, May Tuesday, May 7 at 1 p.m. During Mental Health Month, 18 from 4-7 p.m. at Funny River Community Lutheran we will discuss how caregiving puts you at risk for de35575 Rabbit Run Rd. Spaghetti, salad, bread and pression. Please join us to share your experiences as a ice cream. Suggested: $5 adult/$3 child. Sponsored by caregiver, or to support someone who is a caregiver. For Funny River LWML Ladies: Monies go toward ongo- more information, call Sharon or Judy at 907-262-1280. ing Mission service within our community and abroad. Celebrate our state! Contact 262-7434.
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was strewn less than a block away. Alleva has been a high-profile critic of the Anchorage’s homeless policy. He said people attracted by the shelter and soup kitchen used drugs, defaced his property and stole from him, according to news reports. Anchorage police and state environmental officials investigated on June 7 when a white substance was found where homeless people gather around the corner from the shelter. Assistant attorney gen-
eral Carole Holley, who prosecuted the case, said volunteers that day had picked up trash in the right of way. Grubstake Auction Co. employees assisted and then were recorded on video spreading the white substance, Holley said. Investigators determined the powder was Zappit 73, a product advertised as a pool cleaner. The powder is a registered pesticide and designated as hazardous by the Environmental Protection Agency. Exposure puts people at risk of serious physical injury, including blindness, Holley said. “It’s really strong stuff,” she said. Homeless people could
Alaska’s 60th Anniversary dinner and auction with Keynote Speaker Kelly Tshibaka, Alaska Commissioner of Administration, will be held on Friday, May 17 at the Merit Inn, 260 Willow St., Kenai. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. No-host bar. 6 p.m. dinner. Tickets $50 per person. Purchase eight tickets if a full table is desired. Visit rwk. nationbuilder.com. have been especially vulnerable if they did not have the opportunity to bathe or suffered from mental illness, Holley said. “It could be that people become sick, and they don’t know what caused it,” she said. Holley argued to the jury that Alleva acted out of hostility toward the homeless, she said. Immediately after the chemical was spread, Alleva told the Anchorage Daily News that he considered it a disinfectant. He described his action as a public service meant to mitigate a public hazard of human feces, vomit and old food that people had left.
The city fire department’s hazardous material team removed 1,400 pounds of contaminated soil from the site. Alleva and his attorney, Paul Nangle, did not immediately return messages requesting comment. Grubstake Auction was convicted of the same counts as Alleva. Alleva and the company will be sentenced May 21. Alleva faces a maximum of a year in jail and a $25,000 fine on each misdemeanor count, Holley said. The company faces fines of up to $500,000 on each count. The three environmental misdemeanors could be consolidated for sentencing, Holley said.
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What Others Say
Measles, a threat back from the dead Measles was declared eliminated
in the United States in 2000. This year, it’s roaring back to life. An alarming 695 cases have been recorded in the U.S. this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and prevention. It’s the highest number since 2000, and there have been outbreaks detected in 22 states. The high number of cases is primarily from several large outbreaks in Washington and New York states, but California hasn’t been immune. In California, 38 cases have been recorded. On Wednesday and Thursday, hundreds of students and faculty members at two large Southern California universities were placed under quarantine after health officials warned they might have been exposed. Measles is no laughing matter. Most people were fortunate enough to survive the illness unscathed back when the disease was a regular childhood experience, but it’s highly contagious and potentially life-threatening. Even with today’s medical care, about 1 in 1,000 victims dies from the disease. What’s terrifying about this year’s outbreaks, according to the Centers for Disease Control, is the fact that the longer it continues, the greater the chance measles will again re-establish itself in this country. One of the biggest reasons for the disease’s grim comeback was on display in Sacramento last week, when hundreds of anti-vaccination demonstrators crammed into the state Capitol to protest a vaccination bill by state Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento. Pan’s bill, SB276, would require the state health department to review and vet all medical exemptions to California’s current school immunization requirements. It’s a serious bill for a serious problem. The number of California students entering kindergarten with medical exemptions for vaccinations has tripled since the state tightened its vaccination requirements in 2016. At Wednesday’s hearing, Pan said he’d witnessed doctors advertising medical exemptions in exchange for cash online and parents posting that they’d successfully shopped for doctors who would grant them exemptions. The stories suggest the strength of what both Pan and the country are fighting — medical misinformation, made viral by the internet, and a small group of unscrupulous people who are eager to profit off of parents’ fears. These are powerful forces that can’t and shouldn’t be left unchecked. Measles vaccinations are among the most extensively studied medical products we have in use. The vaccinations are safe, they are effective, and, as the past few months have taught us, they are necessary to prevent the resurgence of a potentially deadly disease that we once eradicated. The alternative is a future of deadly outbreaks, useless suffering and disruptive quarantines. Despite the protests, SB276 passed the state Senate Health Committee. For the public’s health, the state Legislature must stand up to the bill’s stiff opposition and make sure Gov. Gavin Newsom has the chance to sign it.
— The San Francisco Chronicle, April 28
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Support a strong university
There’s been much discussion and debate about the appropriate amount of state support for the University of Alaska. As a “finance expert” with specific knowledge of UA (as a graduate, as adjunct professor at more than six campuses, as a former UA VP of Finance 2000-2006) I support reasonable state services and budget support for them, but not by draconian and dysfunctional cuts while paying out what I consider extraordinary PFD payments. The Alaska Permanent Fund earnings/reserves can be a source of moderate budget support while downsizing and making public services more efficient over time and while we work on other budget and service discipline and broader-based revenue enhancements in a methodically planned, strategic and tactical manner. This is true for the university budget, and I agree with President Jim Johnsen that deep cuts will permanently and significantly harm an already challenged fiscal scenario for UA. Knowing that some cuts will be inevitable, I urge them to be minimal and for the governor to respect what is reported out of the Legislature. My wife and I have personally given significant contributions (including funding an endowment) to UA, and while serving as an executive officer of various banks and Native Corporations I advocated for and successfully influenced millions of dollars of private sector contributions to UA. I intend to continue to do so. I also served as treasurer for the UA Foundation and was a trustee for
A laska V oices J oe B eedle
Managing budget allocations and oversight/approval by OMB is not efficient, effective or motivational. I fear that political, regional and rural funding acrimony will result in reduced financial security for the community campuses — the opposite of the desire intended. The job of allocating limited resources and preserving or enhancing outcomes is more efficiently left to the Board of Regents and the executive teams representing UA (and especially community campuses) and adhering to legislative/executive influenced direction. I have worked closely with all regions and major academic units of UA and especially with the Schools of Management, College of Business and Public Policy, ISER, the Small Business Development Center and the Business Enterprise Institute. I cannot emphasize enough how linked and supportive our UA system is to our state and our citizen success and hope that our legislative and government leaders can and will support UA. Governor, please support the appropriation efforts of the Legislature to keep UA from permanent harm due to lack of funding — for our children’s sake and for our own. My advocacy and my plea is both personal and professional. I am convinced that UA will be making extraordinary consolidation and efficiency moves to keep it a viable solution to higher education needs in our state.
several years advocating for private support and advanced fiduciary investment practices and entrepreneurial partnering, intellectual ownership and competitive research. I also worked on the university’s land grant issue, trying to gain equity for UA, which is long overdue and currently nowhere near equitable when compared with other states. In short, I know from personal experience that there is no short-term funding alternative to supplement the state operating budget support for UA, though everyone continues to seek alternative revenue solutions, operating efficiencies and reductions in redundancy of significant and heretofore mandated services in multiple locations. The university gets it and will work toward the gradual realignment necessary to modernize the system. I also voice support for a single appropriation to the university. While legislative intent and administrative direction to elevate workforce development is a worthy objective, the strategy to bifurcate direction through separate appropriations is a crude, ineffective and inefficient manner to Joe Beedle, retired, is the former achieve such a goal, in my opinion President and CEO of Northrim Bank. and in prior past experience.
News and Politics
Biden rise tests plan to cast foes as socialists By ZEKE MILLER Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump may want to cast his potential Democratic rivals as a band of angry socialists, but Joe Biden is not cooperating with Trump's reelection strategy, and that's giving the president growing unease. As the Democratic field expands to more than 20 contenders, Trump and his campaign team have been trying to lump them all together as left-wing radicals. Campaign officials believe it's the best way for Trump to overcome his challenges with moderate voters, particularly in the upper Midwestern states critical to his reelection. But Biden's working-class appeal and more pragmatic policy approach are putting the GOP framing of the 2020 race to the test. As he campaigned in Iowa this week, Biden showcased his union support and steered clear of the liberal policy debates firing up the Democratic base. From the White House, Trump watched — and tweeted — with some concern, according to two people familiar with the president's thinking, as Biden earned the endorsement of a prominent International Association of Fire Fighters and secured a spot at the top of Democratic polls. The firefighters' backing, in particular, appeared to irk the president, who relishes the support of first responders. It was the sort of endorsement that threatened to provide Biden with credibility with the centrist voters Trump must hold onto, said the two people, who spoke
on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to reveal the president's thinking on the matter. Trump blasted out more than 50 tweets and retweets about Biden before 7 a.m. Wednesday — a frenetic pace, even for the prolific social media user. Trump followed up by calling him "Sleepy Joe" in an interview with Boston Herald Radio on Wednesday, adding of Democrats, "They're all pretty heavy leaning left, including him." Biden had said earlier Wednesday of Trump: "I've had his attention for a while." Biden's swift rise tests the Trump campaign's theory that no candidate can win the Democratic nomination without first embracing a slew of progressive policies that would appeal to the party's base in the primaries but put Trump in a stronger position once he has a general-election opponent he can pillory as outside the American mainstream. "The great challenge for every campaign is to define your opponent," but Democrats are doing that work for Trump, said Republican strategist Josh Holmes. "The things that Bernie Sanders talked about in 2016 have been adopted by virtually every Democratic candidate for president. They're the admission for entry to being competitive in this race." While Biden has begun laying out positions that tack with the direction of his party on health care, education and taxes, for example, he has taken care to avoid embracing the more drastic proposals backed by the Vermont
senator and others on issues including "Medicare for All" and the Green New Deal. Republicans, for their part, are hard at work trying to erode that image. "Joe Biden is no moderate, just ask him," tweeted Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. "Biden proudly claims he 'was never labeled as a moderate' in Delaware. And in a sea of 2020 socialists, Biden says he's 'the most progressive' person running. Don't be fooled: Biden and his policies are too liberal for most Americans." The GOP's efforts to paint all Democrats as one and the same kicked into high gear last week after Sanders said in a CNN town hall that everyone, including convicted terrorists like the Boston Marathon bomber, deserved the right to vote. Republicans pounced on what they viewed as a new "liberal litmus test," immediately redistributed Sanders' comments across social media platforms and in reporters' inboxes, and called for other Democratic candidates to stake out a position on the issue. It was a tactic Republicans deployed before on the Green New Deal, Medicare for All and other hot-button issues that have been championed by the Democratic Party's resurgent progressive wing. Their aim is to try to force the Democratic contenders to choose between appeasing their party's base for the primary and preserving their chance at winning over lessliberal voters in the general election. Trump allies have tried to force the same approach with Biden.
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Nation/World Venezuelans take to streets as uprising sputters By SCOTT SMITH and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelans heeded opposition leader Juan Guaidó’s call to fill streets around the nation Wednesday but security forces showed no sign of answering his cry for a widespread military uprising, instead dispersing crowds with tear gas as the political crisis threatened to deepen. Thousands cheered Guaidó in Caracas as he rolled up his sleeves and called on Venezuelans to remain out in force and prepare for a general strike, a day after his bold attempt to spark a mass military defection against President Nicolas Maduro failed to tilt the balance of power. “It’s totally clear now the usurper has lost,” Guaidó proclaimed, a declaration belied by events on the ground. Across town at the Carlota air base near where Guaidó made his plea a day earlier for a revolt, intense clashes raged against between pro-
Anti-government protesters, one carrying a homemade mortar, take cover as security forces fire tear gas to disperse demonstrators in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
testers and troops loyal to Maduro, making clear the standoff would drag on. There and elsewhere, state security forces launched tear gas and fired rubber bullets while bands of mostly young men armed with makeshift shields threw rocks and set a motorcycle ablaze. “I don’t want to say it was a disaster, but it wasn’t a success,” said Marilina Carillo, who was standing in a crowd of anti-government protesters blowing horns and whistles.
Opposition leaders hoped Guaidó’s risky move would stir a string of high-ranking defections and shake Maduro’s grip on power. But only the chief of Venezuela’s feared intelligence agency broke ranks, while most others stood steadfast. Some analysts predicted that would make Maduro more emboldened. The dramatic events could spell even more uncertainty for Venezuela, which has been rocked by three months of political upheaval
since Guaidó re-energized a flagging opposition movement by declaring himself interim president, saying Maduro had usurped power. Now the struggle has heightened geopolitical dimensions, with the United States and more than 50 other nations backing Guaidó as Venezuela’s legitimate president and Maduro allies like Russia lending the beleaguered president military and economic support. U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said Wednesday that Maduro is surrounded by “scorpions in a bottle” and that key figures among his inner circle had been “outed” as dealing with the opposition. The United States contends Maduro had been ready to flee Tuesday, an airplane already on the tarmac, but was talked out of it by Russian advisers. Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for Russia’s Foreign Ministry, said such assertions were part of a “global information and psychological war against Venezuela and Caracas.”
School safety at forefront of teacher rally after shooting By AMANDA MORRIS and GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press
RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina’s public school teachers and their supporters showed up in force Wednesday to demand an overhaul of the state’s education priorities, bringing thousands to a march and rally in the state’s capital. Chanting “Whose schools? Our schools! Whose voice? Our voice,” they rallied in Raleigh for the second year in a row. They want more money for student support staff, such as counselors and nurses — features now included in the state House budget written by Republican legislators. A fatal shooting at a college campus one day earlier was on many protesters’ minds, adding a somber note to the energetic demonstration. The march was especially personal for Madhavi Krevat, whose son Jacob is a senior at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. A gunman killed two students and injured four others Tuesday on the UNCC campus. “I was terrified,” said Krevat, 51, of Apex, a member of the gun-control group Moms Demand Action. “My son
was on lockdown for four hours. It’s something I never thought would happen.” No crowd estimate was available for this year’s march and rally. A permit request from the North Carolina Association of Educators estimated 20,000 would attend, about as many as were on hand for last year’s protest. The South Carolina Department of Public safety tweeted that about 10,000 people attended a similar rally at the statehouse in Columbia. Sophomore Kyle Brantley of Blythewood High School told the South Carolina crowd that improving public schools is “not a Republican or Democratic issue. It’s a statewide issue.” “Educators have the right to be compensated fairly for teaching students like me,” he said. South Carolina Republican Gov. Henry McMaster, who previously criticized teachers for marching on a school day, called the rally “instructive.” “These teachers that are here this year need to be in the classroom next year happy teaching. I don’t want them to feel like they have to come back here next year,” McMaster told The Associ-
Thousands of teachers, other school employees and their supporters marched up Fayetteville Street through downtown Raleigh, N.C. Wednesday. (Ethan Hyman/ The News & Observer via AP)
ated Press in an interview. North Carolina teachers also were criticized by Republican leaders, including the state superintendent of public instruction, for leaving school for the rally. In response, demonstrators chanted “We are not skipping school! Today we teach the golden rule!” Krevat said she’s often concerned for her daughter, 16-year-old Leah Krevat, a junior at Apex High School. She said the school has received four threats of school shootings in the past four months. “This march is relevant because … we don’t need more guns in our schools … we need more services,” Kre-
Trump, GOP states ask appeals court to kill ‘Obamacare’ By KEVIN McGILL and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS — Taking a harder line on health care, the Trump administration joined a coalition of Republicanled states Wednesday in asking a federal appeals court to entirely overturn former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law — a decision that could leave millions uninsured. Congress rendered the Affordable Care Act completely unconstitutional in 2017 by eliminating an unpopular tax penalty for not having insurance, the administration and GOP states told the court. The “Obamacare” opponents hope to persuade the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to uphold U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor’s ruling late last year striking down the law. If the ruling is allowed to stand, more than 20 million Americans would be at risk of losing their health insurance, re-igniting a winning political issue for Democrats heading into the 2020 elections. Presi-
dent Donald Trump, who never produced a health insurance plan to replace “Obamacare,” is now promising one after the elections. The Trump administration acknowledged it had changed positions in the case. Early on, the administration argued that only certain key parts of the ACA, such as protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions, should be invalidated. But it said other important provisions such as Medicaid expansion, subsidies for premiums and health insurance markets could continue to stand. Wednesday, the administration said it had reconsidered in light of O’Connor’s ruling. “The remaining provisions of the ACA should not be allowed to remain in effect — again, even if the government might support some individual positions as a policy matter,” the administration wrote in its court filing. The Justice Department’s legal brief also seemed to be trying to carve out some exceptions. For example, the administration said the ACA’s anti-fraud provisions should remain in effect.
The now-repealed fines enforce the law’s insurance requirement, and without them the rest of the law cannot pass constitutional muster, the administration wrote. O’Connor’s ruling last December came in a case filed by Texas and a coalition of Republicanled states. He said that without a tax penalty, the law’s requirement that most Americans have insurance is unconstitutional. Democratic attorneys general, led by California’s Xavier Becerra, and the U.S. House of Representatives have appealed. Legal battles aside, the Obama health law has remained remarkably stable. Even with the repeal of the law’s tax penalty, 11.4 million people signed up for coverage this year, just a slight dip from 2018. The law’s Medicaid expansion continues to insure about 12 million low-income people. And several million young adults are on their parents’ health insurance as a result of the ACA. The appeals court is expected to hold oral arguments in July. Meanwhile, the effects of the lower court ruling have been on hold pending appeals.
vat said. Seventh-grader Aaron Painter said he participated because he wants more mental health services in his school, which he said has one full-time counselor. “We need more help because there are kids that are thinking about suicide and they’re only in seventh grade,” Painter said, adding that he knows some of those students personally. Painter marched alongside his mother, Tonya Painter, a third-grade teacher at McGee’s Crossroads Elementary school in Johnston County. She’s concerned about what she sees as a focus on testing over student safety.
Around the World 16-year-old migrant boy dies in government custody in Texas WASHINGTON — A 16-year-old unaccompanied migrant boy from Guatemala fell ill after he was transferred to a government shelter in Texas and later died, officials said Wednesday. The boy crossed the border near El Paso, Texas, on April 19, and was taken to a shelter in Brownsville a day later, according to Guatemala’s Foreign Ministry. He did not appeal ill when he was transferred to the care of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, according to a statement from the Administration for Children and Families, the division within HHS that cares for migrant children who cross the border alone. But the next morning, he had fever, chills and a headache and was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released that day. When the teen didn’t recover, he was taken to a second hospital and transferred to a children’s hospital. Guatemalan officials said he had a severe infection in his brain and had emergency surgery, but never stabilized and died Tuesday. The cause of death was under review, as was the incident. His name was not released. The boy’s brother and Guatemalan consular officials visited him while he was hospitalized, and hospital staff frequently updated his family in Guatemala, according to Evelyn Stauffer, a spokeswoman for the Administration for Children and Families. It was the third death in government custody since December, as the U.S. deals with a surge of unaccompanied children and Central American families arriving at the southern border. Two other children died while in U.S. Customs and Border Protection custody shortly after they arrived at the border.
UK climate panel sets big goals: less meat, drive electric LONDON — The U.K. should effectively eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 by rapidly adopting policies that will change everything from the way people heat their homes to what they eat, an independent committee that advises the British government on climate change recommended Thursday. A report from the Committee on Climate Change said the government must adopt ambitious goals if it wants to be a leader in the fight against global warming and limit the impact of climate change. While Britain has laid the groundwork to achieve net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases, existing plans “must be urgently strengthened” because “current policy is not enough even for existing targets,” the committee said. The panel says the government should reduce the demand for energy overall, increase the electrification of the British economy, develop hydrogen fuel technology and set ambitious targets for carbon capture and storage. It also calls for reduced consumption of meat and dairy products, changes in how farmers operate and a requirement for electric vehicles to be the only option by 2035. “We can all see that the climate is changing and it needs a serious response,” committee chairman John Gummer said. “The government should accept the recommendations and set about making the changes needed to deliver them without delay.” Environmental groups welcomed the findings, but the proposals could be seen as daunting to some businesses and the government. British Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure to act more boldly on climate change after a visit by teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg and 10 days of protests that shut down traffic in central London and put the issue squarely on Britain’s political agenda. — The Associated Press
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Hurricanes, Stars grab playoff game wins RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sebatian Aho set up Justin Williams’ go-ahead goal with 9:45 remaining, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Islanders 5-2 on Wednesday night to take a 3-0 lead in their secondround series. Teuvo Teravainen had two goals, including an empty-netter with 57.1 seconds remaining, Justin Faulk also scored and Aho added another empty-net goal with 4.8 seconds to play. Curtis McElhinney — who at
35 years and 343 days old became the oldest goalie in NHL history to make his first playoff start — stopped 28 shots in place of Petr Mrazek, who is day to day with a lower body injury. The wild-card Hurricanes — in the playoffs for the first time in a decade — moved within a victory of a berth in the Eastern Conference final and took a 3-0 series lead for just the second time since they moved to North Carolina in 1997. After losing the first two games of its first-round series with
Washington, Carolina has won seven of eight. Game 4 is Friday night in Raleigh. Josh Bailey had a goal and an assist and Devon Toews scored on the power play for New York. Robin Lehner stopped 34 shots, but his career record against the Hurricanes fell to 0-7.
goal of the playoffs, Tyler Seguin and Alexander Radulov each had two assists and the Stars beat the St. Louis Blues to even the second-round series at two games each. Rookie coach Jim Montgomery made a significant change by switching up his top two lines, and the move paid off for Dallas. Seguin skated on a line with Jason Dickinson and Mats Zuccarello. STARS 4, BLUES 1 That put Hintz, instead of Seguin, DALLAS (AP) — Rookie with Radulov and captain Jaime Roope Hintz scored his fifth Benn.
Dickinson, Jason Spezza and John Klingberg also scored for the Stars, who were down 1-0 only five minutes into the game. Zuccarello also had two assists, giving him six in the series. Vladimir Tarasenko had a power-play goal for the Blues, who lost for the first time in their five road games this postseason. Robert Thomas also scored in the third period. The Western Conference semifinal series returns to St. Louis for Game 5 on Friday night.
McCollum leads Blazers past cold Nuggets By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Sports Writer
DENVER — CJ McCollum scored 20 points, picking up the slack with backcourt mate Damian Lillard struggling, and the Portland Trail Blazers turned back the Denver Nuggets 97-90 on Wednesday night to even their playoff series at 1-1. The Trail Blazers led by 15 at halftime, 17 in the third quarter and 14 to start the fourth but the Nuggets pulled to 95-90 in the final minute thanks to an astonishing 14 offensive rebounds and a 19-9 run before Rodney Hood’s two free throws with 17 seconds left iced it. “The good news is they had all of those offensive rebounds but they didn’t convert a lot,” Portland coach Terry Stotts said. “They were 8 for 24 on secondchance points. We were fortunate we came away not hurt as badly as we could have been on the offensive boards. “(Nikola) Jokic and (Paul) Millsap were just playing volleyball with it. They’re both excellent offensive rebounders. They’re a top-three offensive re-
bounding team anyway and we’ve got to make sure they don’t have those opportunities in Game 3.” Lillard added 14 points but was just 5 of 17 from the floor and 1 of 7 from 3-point range, 24 hours after scoring 39 in the series opener. Still, the Blazers seized the home-court advantage with the series shifting to Portland for Game 3 on Friday night. Jokic had 16 points and 14 boards but got off to a slow start and wasn’t nearly the take-control force he was in Game 1, when he scored 37 points. With Jokic taking — and missing — just one shot in the first quarter and scoring six points in the first half, the Nuggets trailed 50-35 at halftime after the franchise’s worst quarter ever at home in the playoffs, one in which they made just 5 of 23 shots and missed all 10 of their 3-pointers. Nuggets coach Michael Malone said he admonished his team at halftime, “’if you’re not making shots, maybe attack the basket, maybe get to the foul line, maybe get to the rim.’ And we were getting
Kluber breaks arm pitching MIAMI (AP) — Cleveland ace Corey Kluber broke his right forearm when he was hit by a line drive during the Indians’ 4-2 loss to the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night. Kluber (2-3) was struck by Brian Anderson’s comebacker in the fifth inning. The Indians said he will be re-evaluated in Cleveland on Thursday. The two-time American League Cy Young Award winner allowed eight hits and three runs in 4 2/3 innings, which left his ERA at 5.80.
such open looks. I understand our players shooting the shot. But when you’re not having a night when you’re making a shot consistently, you’ve got to attack the basket, you’ve got to push pressure on the rim. You’ve got to think attack instead of settle. And I thought in that first half we didn’t have that mindset.” To top it off, they lost sparkplug forward Torrey Craig, whose nose was bloodied after he was knocked down and slammed into teammate Monte Morris’ foot early in the second quarter. Moments after Craig hobbled off, leaving a trail of blood, Maurice Harkless rolled his right ankle and also left the game. Harkless didn’t return but Craig came back in the second half. The Nuggets were booed off the court at the break after missing their final eight shots. Denver’s backcourt was just 5 of 18 in the first half, including 2 of 11 from Jamal Murray, who would miss much of the fourth quarter while trying to loosen up his tight right thigh he hurt in the last series.
PHOENIX (AP) — Ketel Marte homered, Merrill Kelly won his first start against New York and Arizona swept a two-game series. The Yankees dropped to 0-5 this year against teams that currently have winning records and is 17-8 against clubs that started the day under .500.
CUBS 11, MARINERS 0 SEATTLE (AP) — Jon Lester and two relievers combined on a one-hitter, Javier Baez homered and doubled during a six-run second inning, and Chicago beat Seattle for its 13th win in 17 games. The Cubs handed Seattle starter Marco Gonzales his first loss of the season, thanks to the big second inning when 12 batters came to the plate.
TWINS 6, ASTROS 2 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Martin Perez pitched eight scoreless innings in his longest start in two seasons, and Jonathan Schoop hit a towering two-run homer to help Minnesota beat Houston.
RED SOX 7, ATHLETICS 3 BOSTON (AP) — Mitch Moreland homered and drove in another run on a sacrifice fly after a lucky hop off the second base bag moved the runners along as Boston completed a three-game sweep.
CARDINALS 5, NATIONALS 1 WASHINGTON (AP) — Miles Mikolas outpitched Max Scherzer, Marcell Ozuna had three hits and St. Louis beat Washington.
PIRATES 7, RANGERS 5 ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rookie Bryan Reynolds hit a three-run double as Pittsburgh completed a two-game sweep.
Craig, whose insertion into the starting lineup turned around the Nuggets’ first-round series against San Antonio, returned with a face mask with 3 minutes left in the third quarter. He immediately grabbed a rebound and his 3-pointer with a minute left in the
quarter was Denver’s first since 1:11 of the first quarter. “I think Torrey Craig is the unsung hero of the game,” Malone said. “He’s got some (guts). He’s got some toughness.” SCUFFLE Jokic pushed Enes Kant-
er, who slammed into Craig with 43.5 seconds left on a made free throw. Murray took exception to Kanter staring down the fallen Craig and a scuffle ensued at midcourt. Teammates raced to break them up and the two were assessed a double technical.
Scoreboard basketball NBA Playoffs CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Wednesday, May 1 Portland 97, Denver 90, series tied 1-1 Thursday, May 2 Toronto at Philadelphia, 4 p.m. Friday, May 3 Milwaukee at Boston, 4 p.m. Denver at Portland, 6:30 p.m. All Times ADT
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DIAMONDBACKS 3, YANKEES 2
Denver Nuggets forward Torrey Craig, left, and Portland Trail Blazers forward AlFarouq Aminu pursue the ball during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series Wednesday in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
(Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Wednesday, May 1 Carolina 5, N.Y. Islanders 2, Carolina leads series 3-0 Dallas 4, St. Louis 2, series tied 2-2 Thursday, May 2 Boston at Columbus, 3:30 p.m. San Jose at Colorado, 6 p.m. Friday, May 3 Dallas at St. Louis, 5:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Carolina, 3 p.m. All Times ADT
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East Division W L Pct GB Tampa Bay 19 11 .633 — New York 17 13 .567 2 Toronto 14 16 .467 5 Boston 14 17 .452 5½ Baltimore 11 21 .344 9 Central Division Minnesota 18 10 .643 — Cleveland 16 13 .552 2½ Chicago 13 15 .464 5 Detroit 13 15 .464 5 Kansas City 11 20 .355 8½ West Division Houston 18 13 .581 — Seattle 18 15 .545 1 Texas 14 15 .483 3 Los Angeles 14 17 .452 4 Oakland 14 19 .424 5 Wednesday’s Games Boston 7, Oakland 3 Kansas City 3, Tampa Bay 2, 1st game Pittsburgh 7, Texas 5 Arizona 3, N.Y. Yankees 2 Baltimore 5, Chicago White Sox 4, 1st game Kansas City 8, Tampa Bay 2, 2nd game Chicago Cubs 11, Seattle 0 Philadelphia 7, Detroit 3 Miami 4, Cleveland 2 Minnesota 6, Houston 2 Chicago White Sox 7, Baltimore 6, 2nd game L.A. Angels 6, Toronto 3 Thursday’s Games Houston (Peacock 2-1) at Minnesota (Berrios 4-1), 9:10 a.m. Tampa Bay (Morton 3-0) at Kansas City (Duffy 0-1), 10:15 a.m. Boston (Price 1-2) at Chicago
White Sox (Giolito 2-1), 4:10 p.m. Toronto (Sanchez 3-1) at L.A. Angels (Skaggs 2-2), 6:07 p.m.
East Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 17 13 .567 — Atlanta 15 15 .500 2 New York 15 15 .500 2 Washington 12 17 .414 4½ Miami 9 21 .300 8 Central Division St. Louis 20 10 .667 — Chicago 16 12 .571 3 Milwaukee 17 15 .531 4 Pittsburgh 14 14 .500 5 Cincinnati 13 17 .433 7 West Division Los Angeles 20 13 .606 — Arizona 18 13 .581 1 San Diego 17 14 .548 2 Colorado 14 17 .452 5 San Francisco 13 18 .419 6 Wednesday’s Games Pittsburgh 7, Texas 5 Arizona 3, N.Y. Yankees 2 Chicago Cubs 11, Seattle 0 Philadelphia 7, Detroit 3 St. Louis 5, Washington 1 Cincinnati 1, N.Y. Mets 0 Miami 4, Cleveland 2 Atlanta 5, San Diego 1 Colorado 11, Milwaukee 4 San Francisco 2, L.A. Dodgers 1 Thursday’s Games Cincinnati (Mahle 0-3) at N.Y. Mets (Syndergaard 1-3), 8:10 a.m. San Diego (Strahm 0-2) at Atlanta (Foltynewicz 0-0), 8:10 a.m. Colorado (Gray 2-3) at Milwaukee (Peralta 1-0), 9:10 a.m. St. Louis (Hudson 2-1) at Washington (Strasburg 2-1), 12:05 p.m. All Times ADT
Royals 3, Rays 2 T.B. 020 000 000 —2 8 0 Kan. 300 000 00x —3 4 1 Stanek, Beeks (2), Wood (8) and Perez, Mike Zunino; Junis, Diekman (7), Kennedy (8) and Maldonado, Cam Gallagher. W_Junis 3-2. L_Stanek 0-1. Sv_Kennedy (2). HRs_Kansas City, Mondesi (4).
Red Sox 7, Athletics 3 Oak. 010 000 002 —3 7 0 Bos. 010 113 01x —7 9 0 Fiers, Wendelken (6), Trivino (6), Petit (7), Dull (8) and Phegley; Velazquez, Walden (3), Workman (6), Brewer (7), Hembree (8), Thornburg (9) and C.Vazquez. W_Walden 4-0. L_Fiers 2-3. HRs_Boston, Vazquez (5), Moreland (9).
Royals 8, Rays 2 T.B. 000 000 002 —2 7 0 K.C. 301 400 00x —8 11 1 Snell, Font (4), Pruitt (7) and Mike Zunino; Sparkman, Newberry (8) and Cam Gallagher. W_Sparkman 1-1. L_Snell 2-3. HRs_Tampa Bay, Choi (2), Robertson (2). Kansas City, Gutierrez (1).
Orioles 5, White Sox 4
Phillies 7, Tigers 3
Bal. 000 300 110 —5 11 3 Chi. 103 000 000 —4 7 2
Det. 000 001 110 —3 12 0 Phi. 010 000 42x —7 15 0
Hess, Armstrong (5), Kline (6), Givens (8) and Severino; Rodon, Marshall (4), Fulmer (6), J.Fry (6), K.Herrera (8), J.Ruiz (9) and J.McCann. W_Kline 1-0. L_K.Herrera 0-1. Sv_Givens (2).
Norris, B.Farmer (6), Stumpf (7), Alcantara (7), VerHagen (7), Reininger (8) and Hicks; Nola, Neris (6), Dominguez (7), Neshek (8), E.Ramos (9) and Realmuto. W_Dominguez 2-0. L_B.Farmer 1-2. HRs_Detroit, Mercer (1). Philadelphia, Hoskins (9).
Twins 6, Astros 2 Hou. 000 000 002 —2 7 1 Min. 003 010 02x —6 7 0 McHugh, Devenski (7) and Stassi; M.Perez, Hildenberger (9) and Garver. W_M.Perez 4-0. L_McHugh 3-3. HRs_Minnesota, Schoop (5).
White Sox 7, Orioles 6 Bal. 100 301 100 —6 11 2 Chi. 011 300 002 —7 9 2 Cashner, Ynoa (5), Phillips (8), P.Fry (9), M.Castro (9) and Wynns; Nova, Bummer (6), Vieira (8) and Castillo. W_Vieira 1-0. L_Phillips 0-1. HRs_Baltimore, Wilkerson (2), Santander (1). Chicago, Abreu (6).
Pirates 7, Rangers 5 Pit. 000 400 210 —7 8 1 Tex. 010 001 300 —5 7 0 Taillon, Ri.Rodriguez (7), Crick (8), F.Vazquez (9) and El.Diaz; Miller, Jurado (4), Huang (6), Dowdy (7), B.Martin (8) and Mathis. W_Taillon 2-3. L_Miller 1-2. Sv_F.Vazquez (8). HRs_Texas, Choo (4), Gallo (11), Santana (3).
D-Backs 3, Yankees 2 N.Y. 000 001 010 —2 7 0 Ari. 020 100 00x —3 5 1 Tanaka, Cessa (5), Kahnle (7), Ottavino (8) and G.Sanchez; Kelly, Hirano (6), Lopez (7), Chafin (7), Bradley (8), Holland (9) and Joseph. W_Kelly 3-2. L_Tanaka 2-3. Sv_Holland (7). HRs_New York, Voit (9). Arizona, Marte (7).
Cubs 11, Mariners 0 Chi. 061 200 002 —11 10 1 Sea. 000 000 000 — 0 1 1 Lester, Webster (8), Maples (9) and Contreras; Gonzales, Bradford (2), Gearrin (6), Wright (7), T.Murphy (9) and T.Murphy, Narvaez. W_Lester 2-1. L_Gonzales 5-1. HRs_Chicago, Baez (10), Rizzo (7), Contreras (8).
Marlins 4, Indians 2 Cle. 001 000 001 —2 6 0 Mia. 100 201 00x —4 10 0 Kluber, Otero (5), Clippard (6), Cimber (7), Ramirez (8) and R.Perez; C.Smith, Steckenrider (8), Romo (9) and Alfaro. W_C. Smith 3-0. L_Kluber 2-3. Sv_ Romo (5). HRs_Cleveland, Santana (4), Perez (3).
Reds 1, Mets 0 Cin. 000 000 001 —1 4 0 N.Y. 000 000 000 —0 5 1 DeSclafani, W.Peralta (6), Hughes (7), Duke (8), Lorenzen (9) and Barnhart; deGrom, O’Rourke (8), Lugo (8), Ed.Diaz (9) and Nido, W.Ramos. W_Duke 2-1. L_Ed.Diaz 0-2. Sv_Lorenzen (2). HRs_Cincinnati, Iglesias (2).
Braves 5, Padres 1 S.D. 000 100 000 —1 5 1 Atl. 100 010 30x —5 9 2 Quantrill, Erlin (6), Perdomo (7), Wisler (8) and Mejia; Fried, Webb (8), Tomlin (8), Minter (9) and B.McCann. W_Fried 4-1. L_Quantrill 0-1. HRs_San Diego, Machado (5). Atlanta, Swanson (6).
Cardinals 5, Nationals 1 S.L. 300 000 020 —5 11 0 Was. 000 100 000 —1 9 1 Mikolas, Gallegos (7), Brebbia (8) and Molina; Scherzer, Ross (8), Jennings (8), Grace (9) and Gomes. W_Mikolas 3-2. L_Scherzer 1-4.
Rockies 11, Brewers 4 Col. 300 003 041 —11 10 0 Mil. 200 020 000 — 4 8 0 Senzatela, Dunn (5), Estevez (5), Oh (6), B.Shaw (7), Oberg (8), Musgrave (9) and Butera, Wolters; J.Barnes, Hart (2), Burnes (5), Albers (7), Jackson (8), Jeffress (9) and Grandal. W_Estevez 1-0. L_Burnes 0-3. HRs_Colorado, Arenado 2 (8), Story (8). Milwaukee, Moustakas (8).
Giants 2, Dodgers 1 L.A. 000 001 000 —1 6 0 S.F. 100 000 001 —2 7 2 Ryu, Urias (9), P.Baez (9) and R.Martin; Bumgarner, Moronta (7), Watson (8), W.Smith (9) and Posey. W_W.Smith 1-0. L_Urias 2-2.
transactions BASEBALL MLB — Suspended San Francisco Giants minor-league RHP Logan Webb, 80-games without pay after testing positive for Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (DHCMT). American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Re-
called OF Anthony Santander from Norfolk (IL). CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Optioned RHP Thyago Vieira to Charlotte (IL). Purchased the contract of RHP Evan Marshall from Charlotte. National League CINCINNATI REDS — Recalled RHP Matt Bowman from Louisville (IL). Optioned OF Phillip Ervin to Louisville. NEW YORK METS — Placed RHP Jeurys Familia on the 10day IL. Selected the contract of LHP Ryan O’Rourke from Syracuse (IL). SAN DIEGO PADRES — Transferred RHP Miguel Diaz to the 60day IL. Optioned RHP Phil Maton to El Paso (PCL). Selected RHP Cal Quantrill. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Optioned LHP Ty Blach to Sacramento (PCL). Selected C Stephen Vogt from Sacramento. Placed RHP Logan Webb on the restricted list. FOOTBALL National Football League CHICAGO BEARS — Exercised their fifth-year option on LB Leonard Floyd. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Waived G David Bright. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Signed LBs D.J. Alexander, Najee Goode and Ramik Wilson. MIAMI DOLPHINS — Waived CB Dee Delaney, QB Luke Falk and DE Jeremiah Valoaga. HOCKEY National Hockey League DETROIT RED WINGS — Signed C Joe Veleno to a three-year contract. NASHVILLE PREDATORS Signed F Mathieu Olivier to a twoyear contract. RODEO PRCA — Named Tom glause Chief Operating Officer and Director of Rodeo Administration. SOCCER Major League Soccer MLS — Announced an independent review panel unanimously rescinded the one-game suspension and accompanying fine for the violent conduct red card Seattle Sounders FC M Cristian Roldan received in the match against the Los Angeles Football Club. COLORADO RAPIDS — Fired coach Anthony Hudson. Named assistant coach Conor Casey interim head coach. SEATTLE SOUNDERS — Signed F Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez. United Soccer League 1 USL — Announced it had awarded a franchise to Alliance Omaha Soccer Holdings. The club will be coached by Jay Mims. COLLEGE CONFERENCE CAROLINAS — Named Christopher Colvin commissioner, effective June 1st. NEW JERSEY CITY - Announced the addition of men’s and women’s wrestling intercollegiate programs.
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work peace officers. She said she’s not clear on what changed. Earlier this year, McConnell said the department had indicated in meetings that the factor of change was the addition of marijuana to the office’s regulatory responsibilities. A message seeking comment was sent to a Public Safety spokeswoman. The Nov. 1, 2018, letter from Major Andrew Greenstreet, then-acting director of the Troopers, said access
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the House Judiciary Committee that he would not appear for its scheduled hearing Thursday because of the panel’s insistence that he be questioned by committee lawyers as well as lawmakers. That refusal sets the stage for Barr to possibly be held in contempt of Congress. At Wednesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee session, Barr spent hours defending his handling of Mueller’s report against complaints from Democrats and the special counsel himself. He said, for instance, that he had been surprised that Mueller did not reach a conclusion on whether Trump had tried to obstruct justice, and that he had felt compelled to step in with his own judgment that the president committed no crime. “I’m not really sure of his reasoning,” Barr said of Mueller’s obstruction analysis, which neither accused the president of a crime nor exonerated him. If Mueller wasn’t prepared to make a decision on whether to bring charges, Barr added, “then he shouldn’t have investigated. That was the time to pull up.” Barr was also perturbed by a private letter Mueller, a longtime friend, sent him complaining that the attorney general had not properly portrayed the special counsel’s findings in a four-page memo summarizing the report’s main conclusions. The attorney general called the note “a bit snitty.”
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the biggest challenge came from the sheer size of the materials. “When you’ve got an 18-foot sheet of thin metal, making sure it doesn’t bend can be a little tricky,” Sundberg said. Czarnezki said that the
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something very different in front of us and we’ll evaluate that based on what’s really in it.” Once the Legislature has its budget proposal together, it will go to Dunleavy, who has the ability to veto the budget. The most anticipated vote of the day was on the amount of the permanent fund dividend. Sen. Chris Birch, R-Anchorage, proposed cutting the PFD from $3,000 to $1,200. He said issuing a smaller PFD this year will help set the fund up for a brighter future. “This would put us on a more sustainable course,” Birch said on the floor. That amendment was soundly defeated by a 17-3 margin. Kiehl was a “yes” vote, alongside Birch and Sen. Natasha von Imhof (the other co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee). Von Imhof, an Anchorage Republican, said prior to the overall budget
had been granted previously “by presuming” the office functioned as a criminal justice agency. But the letter says the office does not meet the qualifications for that and says that while state law grants some office employees “limited peace officer powers,” those aren’t sufficient for them to be considered peace officers. McConnell told the Marijuana Control Board, meeting Wednesday in Anchorage, the department had agreed to provide information in the databases to office investigators when requested. She said while some timely information has been
provided, some requests “have been ignored or go unfilled even after repeated requests. So, this continues to be a frustration for the office.” Board member Loren Jones asked whether Attorney General Kevin Clarkson or Commerce Commissioner Julie Anderson could do something. The chairmen of the Marijuana and Alcoholic Beverage control boards previously sent a letter to Anderson asking her to request from Clarkson a legal opinion on whether office investigators are peace officers, McConnell said. Mark Springer, who
chairs the Marijuana Control Board, said he did not receive a response. Shawn Williams, an assistant commissioner with the commerce department, said by email late Wednesday that the new process for requesting information developed with the Department of Public Safety’s help is a “workable arrangement since only two of AMCO’s 432 investigations in 2018 resulted in criminal charges.” “To our knowledge, this process is working well and therefore, no opinion was requested,” Williams wrote. McConnell said she anticipated a letter from one or both boards being sent to
“I said: ‘Bob, what’s with the letter? Just pick up the phone and call me if there is an issue,’” Barr said. The airing of disagreements was all the more striking since the Justice Department leadership and Mueller’s team had appeared unified in approach for most of the two-year investigation into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election. The revelation that Mueller, who’d been publicly silent for the entire investigation, was agitated enough to send a letter to Barr — which could, and did, become public — lent his words extra credibility with Democrats, who accused Barr of lying under oath last month when he said he was unaware Mueller’s team was unhappy with how its work had been characterized. Barr downplayed the special counsel’s complaints, saying they were mostly about process, not substance, while raising a few objections of his own in the other direction. He said that Mueller did not, as requested, identify grand jury material in his report when he submitted it, slowing the public release of the report as the Justice Department worked to black out sensitive information. He also insisted that once Mueller submitted his report, the special counsel’s work was done and the document became “my baby.” “It was my decision how and when to make it public,” Barr said. “Not Bob Mueller’s.” Wednesday’s contentious Senate hearing gave Barr
his most extensive opportunity to date to defend recent Justice Department actions, including a press conference before the report’s release and his decision to release a brief summary letter two days after getting the report. But the hearing, which included three Democratic presidential candidates, also laid bare the partisan divide over the handling of Mueller’s report. Some Republicans, in addition to defending Trump, focused on the president’s 2016 Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton’s email practices and what they argued has been a lack of investigation of them. Televisions across the West Wing, including one just off the Oval Office used by the president, were tuned to cable coverage of Barr’s testimony. Trump told advisers he was pleased with Barr’s combative stance with Democratic senators, according to an administration official and a Republican close to the White House who were not authorized to speak publicly about private discussions. Trump tweeted Wednesday that the probe was “The greatest con-job in the history of American Politics!” He has told those around him that, after being disappointed by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, he has found an attorney general loyal to him. Democrats also moved to exploit the daylight between Barr and Mueller to impugn the attorney general’s credibility. Some also called for Barr to resign, or to recuse himself from Justice Department investigations that
have been spun off from Mueller’s probe. “I think the American public has seen quite well you are biased in this situation and not objective and that is the conflict of interest,” said Sen. Kamala Harris of California, one of the Democratic contenders for president. They pressed him on whether he had misled Congress last month when, at an unrelated congressional hearing, he professed ignorance about complaints from the special counsel’s team. Barr suggested he had not lied because he was in touch with Mueller himself and not his team. Unswayed, Democrat Patrick Leahy of Vermont said, “Mr. Barr, I feel your answer was purposefully misleading, and I think others do too.” Neither side broke much new ground Wednesday on the specifics of Mueller’s investigation, though Barr did articulate a robust defense of Trump as he made clear his firm conviction that there was no prosecutable case against the president for obstruction of justice. The attorney general asserted that Trump was “falsely accused” during the investigation and that the president therefore lacked the criminal intent required to commit obstruction. Democrats seized on multiple instances in Mueller’s report in which Trump was said to have asked aides to lie or sought to seize control of the probe, but in each instance, Barr said Trump’s conduct wasn’t a crime. “I didn’t exonerate. I
next step in the Downtown Improvement Plan will be a series of streetscape improvements, including three small areas on the corner of the Kenai Spur and Sterling Highways and a larger parcel at Thompson’s Corner across from Soldotna Creek Park. The city will be planting trees and flowers in these green spaces starting later this month, with the goal of improving
visual continuity along the highway. After those improvements are made, further funds will need to be allocated by the city council in order to continue with the implementation of the Downtown Improvement Plan, which includes improving multimodal transportation around the city and fostering more economic development along Riverside Drive.
Czarnezki said that ultimately he hopes to help create a thriving downtown Soldotna and in the process change the general perception of the city. “Right now a lot of people see Soldotna as a place to stop and get gas on the way to Homer or Seward,” Czarnezki said. “We want to give people a reason to shop at our businesses and stay a while.”
vote that she was going to vote in favor of it but was tentative about some parts of it. Kiehl said on the floor and afterward that he felt the senators should have voted not on the budget that might come later, but at the budget proposal in front of them Wednesday. The Senate Majority caucus stuck together on almost every vote Wednesday, rejecting more than a dozen attempts from Senate Minority members to change the Senate’s budget proposal. Other amendments voted down included more funding for the Alaska Marine Highway System to increase service in the winter, more Medicaid funding and more funding for prosecutors and courts. A few small budget increases were accepted Wednesday, including $800,000 for the Senior Benefits Program. Sen. Tom Begich, the Senate Majority leader, said in a statement after the vote that it was a difficult process to cut the budget and preserve fund-
ing for vulnerable citizens. “This is a budget that no one loves,” Begich said, “but in this fiscal climate, we were able to prioritize basic public needs to keep our economy afloat and protect the most vulnerable Alaskans.” In a press conference following the vote, von Imhof said negotiations with the House will start next week. There are just two weeks left until the 121st day of session — which the Alaska Constitution mandates must be the final day of session
— but Stedman has been confident that the Legislature will finish its job on time. He said this is a fairly normal timeline, and that despite the House taking a month to get organized, the Senate has not experienced a calendar delay yet. Two weeks, he said, is a long time in “political time,” and he’s confident the Legislature will have a balanced budget on Dunleavy’s desk by May 15. “We’re not leaving town with a $1.2 billion hole,” Stedman said.
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Peninsula Clarion | Thursday, May 2, 2019 | A7 Clarkson to request an opinion on the issue. Meanwhile, the shorthanded board voted to seek public comment on tweaks to first-in-the-nation statewide rules for allowing onsite use of marijuana at authorized stores. Rules that took effect last month specify conditions stores must meet to be authorized for onsite consumption. The rules refer to stores in freestanding buildings, consistent with language in a statewide smoke-free workplace law, and have ventilation requirements. The proposed changes would allow stores not in freestanding buildings to
have onsite consumption of edibles only. They also would clarify that special ventilation systems would be required only for onsite use areas allowing smoking. The board voted 2-1 to seek public comment on the revisions, with Jones dissenting. One board member was absent and one seat is vacant. Springer had said all three members present would have to agree to approve something. But he was corrected after Wednesday’s vote that the motion passed. No businesses have been approved yet for onsite consumption.
said that we did not believe that there was sufficient evidence to establish an obstruction offense which is the job of the Justice Department, and the job of the Justice Department is now over,” Barr said. He was asked by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the committee’s top Democrat, about an episode recounted in Mueller’s report in which Trump pressed White House Counsel Don McGahn to seek the removal of Mueller on conflict-of-interest grounds. Trump later asked McGahn to deny a press report that such a directive had been given. Barr responded, “There’s something very different firing a special counsel outright, which suggests ending an investigation, and having a special counsel removed for conflict — which suggests you’re going to have another special counsel.” Barr entered the hearing on the defensive following reports hours earlier that Mueller had complained to him in a letter and over the phone about the way his findings were being portrayed. Two days after receiving Mueller’s report, Barr had released a four-page letter that summarized the main conclusions. Mueller’s letter, dated March 27, conveyed his un-
happiness that Barr released what the attorney general saw as the bottom-line conclusions of the investigation and not the introductions and executive summaries that Mueller’s team had prepared and believed conveyed more nuance and context than Barr’s own letter. Mueller said he had communicated the same concern days earlier. “There is now public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation,” Mueller wrote in his letter to Barr. “This threatens to undermine a central purpose for which the Department appointed the Special Counsel: to assure full public confidence in the outcome of the investigations.” Barr appeared unmoved by the criticism. He said repeatedly that Mueller had assured him that Barr’s letter of conclusions was not inaccurate but he simply wanted more information out. Barr said he didn’t believe a piecemeal release of information would have been beneficial, and besides, it wasn’t Mueller’s call to make. Barr also noted that Mueller concluded his investigation without any interference and that neither the attorney general nor any other Justice Department official overruled the special counsel on any action he wanted to take.
Today in History Today is Thursday, May 2, the 122nd day of 2019. There are 243 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 2, 2011, Osama bin Laden was killed by elite American forces at his Pakistan compound, then quickly buried at sea after a decade on the run. On this date: In 1519, artist Leonardo da Vinci died at Cloux, France, at age 67. In 1536, Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII, was arrested and charged with adultery; she was beheaded 17 days later. In 1863, during the Civil War, Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was accidentally wounded by his own men at Chancellorsville, Virginia; he died eight days later. In 1908, the original version of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” with music by Albert Von Tilzer and lyrics by Jack Norworth, was published by Von Tilzer’s York Music Co. In 1927, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Buck v. Bell, upheld 8-1 a Virginia law allowing the forced sterilization of people to promote the “health of the patient and the welfare of society.” In 1941, General Mills began shipping its new cereal, “Cheerioats,” to six test markets. (The cereal was later renamed “Cheerios.”) In 1957, crime boss Frank Costello narrowly survived an attempt on his life in New York; the alleged gunman, Vincent “The Chin” Gigante, was acquitted at trial after Costello refused to identify him as the shooter. Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, R-Wis., died at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland. In 1968, “The Odd Couple,” the movie version of the Neil Simon comedy starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, opened in New York. In 1972, a fire at the Sunshine silver mine in Kellogg, Idaho, claimed the lives of 91 workers who succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning. Longtime FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover died in Washington at age 77. In 1982, the Weather Channel made its debut. In 1994, Nelson Mandela claimed victory in the wake of South Africa’s first democratic elections; President F.W. de Klerk acknowledged defeat. In 2008, Tropical Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar, leading to an eventual official death toll of 84,537, with 53,836 listed as missing. Mildred Loving, a black woman whose challenge to Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling striking down such laws across the United States, died in Milford, Virginia, at age 68. Ten years ago: The Dallas Cowboys’ tent-like practice structure collapsed during a severe storm in Irving, Texas; a dozen people were hurt, including scouting assistant Rich Behm, who was left paralyzed from the waist down, and special teams coach Joe DeCamillis, whose neck was broken. Mine That Bird, a 50-1 shot, stunned the field by capturing the Kentucky Derby. Jack Kemp, former quarterback, congressman and vice presidential nominee, died in Bethesda, Md., at 73. Five years ago: President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (AHN’-geh-lah MEHR’-kuhl) met at the White House, where they threatened tough sanctions on broad swaths of Russia’s economy if Moscow disrupted Ukraine’s May 25 presidential elections. Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr., 95, died in Solvang, California. One year ago: Attorney Rudy Giuliani said President Donald Trump had reimbursed his personal lawyer for $130,000 in hush money paid to a porn actress days before the 2016 presidential election, comments that appeared to contradict Trump’s past claims that he didn’t know the source of the money. The Boy Scouts of America announced that the group’s flagship program would undergo a name change; after being known simply as the Boy Scouts for 108 years, the program would now be called Scouts BSA. (The change came as girls were about to enter the ranks.) Two black men who’d been arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything settled with the company for an undisclosed sum and an offer of a free college education; they settled separately with the city for a symbolic $1 each and a promise to set up a $200,000 program for young entrepreneurs. Today’s Birthdays: Singer Engelbert Humperdinck is 83. Former International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge is 77. Actress-activist Bianca Jagger is 74. Country singer R.C. Bannon is 74. Actor David Suchet (SOO’-shay) is 73. Singer-songwriter Larry Gatlin is 71. Rock singer Lou Gramm (Foreigner) is 69. Actress Christine Baranski is 67. Singer Angela Bofill is 65. Fashion designer Donatella Versace is 64. Actor Brian Tochi is 60. Movie director Stephen Daldry is 59. Actress Elizabeth Berridge is 57. Country singer Ty Herndon is 57. Actress Mitzi Kapture is 57. Commentator Mika Brzezinski is 52. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is 51. Rock musician Todd Sucherman (Styx) is 50. Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson (AKA The Rock) is 47. Soccer player David Beckham is 44. Rock singer Jeff Gutt (goot) (Stone Temple Pilots) is 43. Actress Jenna Von Oy is 42. Actress Ellie Kemper is 39. Actor Robert Buckley is 38. Actor Gaius (GY’-ehs) Charles is 36. Pop singer Lily Rose Cooper is 34. Olympic gold medal figure skater Sarah Hughes is 34. Rock musician Jim Almgren (Carolina Liar) is 33. Actor Thomas McDonell is 33. Actress Kay Panabaker is 29. NBA All-Star Paul George is 29. Princess Charlotte of Cambridge is four. Thought for Today: “Have you ever observed that we pay much more attention to a wise passage when it is quoted than when we read it in the original author?” -- Philip G. Hamerton, English artist and essayist (1834-1894).
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What’s Happening Events and Exhibitions n Come in and see the Kenai Fine Art Center’s May exhibit, “Of Stone,” by Alanna deRocchi and Jonathon Green. This dual artist exhibit will showcase two artists that are currently instructors at UAA. A combination of immense pottery and printwork that melds natural and architectural elements. Plan to attend the show opening reception May 2, 5-7 p.m. During our 1st Thursday opening see the artwork, meet both artists. Talk to Alanna and hear what she has to say about throwing or building such immense pottery pieces. Then see how Jonathon is inspired by local landscapes and structures. 1st Thursday will include refreshments; it is free and open to the public. The Kenai Fine Art Center is located across from the Oiler’s Bingo Hall and next to the Historic Cabins. 283-7040, www.kenaifineart.com. “Of Stone” will hang until June 1. n Kenai Peninsula Orchestra is holding the Kenai Peninsula OrchestrAle Debut to introduce their new exclusive Belgian-style Saison beer to their musical fans and the general public. This beer is crafted by Kenai River Brewing exclusively for the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra. This debut features art by Alanna Derocchi and Jonathan S. Green and live music by Recess Duty, Garrett Mayer and more. Entry entitles one to hors d’oeuvres and two portions of ale. This event will take place at the Kenai Fine Art Center, 816 Cook Dr, Kenai, between 3-6 p.m., Sunday May 5. Entry is $20 for the event and $5 per additional portion of beer. Tickets are available at River City Books, Soldotna and Already Read Books, Kenai and at the door. 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 2nd annual Kenai River Paddling Film Festival will return to the Soldotna Sports Center at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. This year’s festival will feature 12 of the year’s best paddling films, including locally made films and nine award winners from the Paddling Film Festival World Tour. Admission is $10 in advance at Peninsula Power Sports and $15 the night of the festival. Admission includes a free digital subscription to Paddling Magazine. Preceding the film will be a gear swap hosted by the Kenai Watershed Forum. Food will be available from Yo Tacos. All proceeds from the film festival and gear swap go towards river conservation and supporting paddling here on the Kenai Peninsula.
Kenai Performers put audiences in a ‘Crucible’ By JOEY KLECKA Peninsula Clarion
Cast aside the memories of ninth grade English class. The upcoming production of “The Crucible” features something a little different. The Kenai Performers acting troupe is using the main rehearsal studio of their building on Kalifornsky Beach Road to bring the Arthur Miller play to life in a unique setting. The play will be performed in an arena arrangement — also known as a theater-in-the-round — with audience members surrounding the center stage on all sides. The area will accommodate only 60 audience members at a time, making each performance an intimate experience. “This is our stage,” said “Crucible” director Rebecca Gilman. “Every single member of the audience gets a different vantage point.” The show brings to life Miller’s classic 1953 Amer-
Hannah Warren (center) rehearses a scene from “The Crucible” Monday, at the Kenai Performers studio. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
ican play about the 1692 Salem witch trials, which sent a Puritan community in New England into a monthslong tailspin of lies, rumors and chaos. Acting in such close proximity to the crowd should allow for great drama and intense emotion,
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Corner Trumpsimus Mumpsimus By Elizabeth V. Allen, Kenai There once was a fellow named Trump. He made lots of deals selling land. He decided to run for a president, Of the USA, — ain’t that grand? Trump must hang on to ideas that are wrong, That have been proven by science and fact. The drivel, the snivel, and the “pouty pouts” He’s gushed to us all — it’s his act! Now acting is normal for politicians. The thing is — they all know they are lies. The scariest thing, for me anyway, Is that Trumpsimus is fast on the rise. Now Trump didn’t invent mumpsimus. It’s been around a long time you see. It’s just that he’s brought it to new highs, By lies — “What Fools We Mortals Be!” 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to 283-3299, delivered to the Clarion at 150 Trading Bay Road or mailed to P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611.
the most experienced actors on set with over a dozen years with Kenai Performers. Since most people envision performances on a traditional “proscenium” stage — with the entire crowd always facing one side of the actors — the See PLAY, page A9
Jennifer McMahon’s ‘The Invited’ is a powerful novel By Oline H. Cogdill The Associated Press
Entertainment n VFW POST 10046 will present Mika Day on Saturday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m for two hours of great music. Come on in and enjoy his music and meet Mika day fans at 134 North Birch St., Soldotna. n The Que’ana bar and gifts in Clam Gulch at Mile 122.5 Sterling Highway is having a Cinco de Mayo on Sunday, May 5, food around 5 p.m. and Karaoke at 7 p.m. with Nita. n The Place will host karaoke on Saturday, May 4 starting at 9 p.m. 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
cast member AnnMarie Rudstrom, who plays Elizabeth Proctor, said. “You have to be really vulnerable because people are right there,” Rudstrom said. “They can see every emotion, subtle or not subtle.” Jamie Nelson is one of
This cover image released by Doubleday shows “The Invited,” a novel by Jennifer McMahon. (Doubleday via AP)
Jennifer McMahon again proves that the modern ghost story is more than things that go bump in the night. It hinges on reality, slowly building to a terror that seems real and sometimes personal, as it does in McMahon’s highly entertaining “The Invited.” McMahon’s powerful novel supplies a plethora of frights that emerge from believable characters trying to navigate normal lives. Helen and Nate Wetherell have good jobs at an elite private school in Connecticut. He teaches science, she teaches history. They live in a nice condo and try not to live outside their means. But Helen’s ennui is palatable — vanishing only when she volunteers in a “living museum” that recreates life in the mid-1800s for visitors. While happily married, the couple’s life seems set in stone until Helen inherits a large sum of money when her father dies.
The opportunity to change their lives is irresistible. They buy 44 heavily wooded acres just outside the small rural village in Vermont on which the avid do-it-yourselfers plan to build their dream home. That the land is believed to be haunted by Hattie Breckenridge who was hanged as a witch on the property in 1924 is a kind of a bonus, especially appealing to the historian in Helen. She doesn’t believe in ghosts, but she does believe in history. Helen may have to rethink her views when strange things happen at the dilapidated trailer on the land where they are staying. Eerie packages are left on the doorstep items such as cellphones, wallets and money disappear, and what looks like Hattie’s ghost hovers over the land’s bog. These supposedly supernatural happenings may be a way of scaring away the couple because legend has it that Hattie buried treasure on the land. One of the locals who most wants See BOOK, page A9
A strong Efron, but little else new in Bundy biopic By Jocelyn Noveck The Associated Press
When Ted Bundy died in the electric chair 30 years ago in Florida, a witness to the execution — a prosecutor in the case of a 12-yearold girl Bundy murdered — told the New York Times: “He probably could have done anything he set his mind to do, but something happened to him and we still don’t know what it was.” Three decades later, we still don’t, and the aptly named “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile” doesn’t provide any new answers. Instead, Joe Berlinger’s film, starring an impressively scary Zac Efron, tries with mixed success to address a different issue, namely how Bundy not only used his good looks and boyish demeanour to fool those closest to him, especially his longtime girlfriend, but how he managed to seduce some in the media and public — to the point where, revoltingly, he had actual groupies at his murder trial. Berlinger’s film, based on Liz Kloepfer’s memoir “The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy,” happens to have coincided this
year with his own docuseries on Bundy, also on Netflix. It’s clear that the feature film benefits from a documentarian’s eye in fact it’s the frequent snippets of real-life footage that give the movie some of its most interesting moments, and make for a chilling credits sequence in which we see Bundy in real-life scenes that we’ve just watched Efron perform. By telling the story from the perspective of Kloepfer, who for years refused to believe that her handsome, law-student boyfriend could be a savage killer, Berlinger necessarily has to refrain from depicting Bundy’s crimes, so that perhaps we can fall under the same spell she does. We don’t witness his sickening violence until the film is nearly over. The problem is that by then, the approach is distracting. We all know what Bundy did — he confessed to some 30 murders right before his death, blaming pornography for his demented fantasies, and is believed to have committed many more. Yes, Berlinger is interested in telling us more about Bundy the serial deceiver than Bundy the serial killer. But we don’t learn much revealing about
This image released by Netflix shows Zac Efron in a scene from “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile.” (Brian Douglas/Netflix via AP)
the deception, either. Except that women might be drawn to a guy who looks like, well, Zac Efron. Speaking of Efron: The actor, with his ultra-clean “High School Musical” image still engraved in our pop-culture memories, might seem a counter-intuitive choice, but some of his later films in which he’s pure abs and sexy smiles, in the frat house or on the beach, are more apt. The actor makes a fine career leap into the dark side here, acquitting himself nicely in a role that could have veered into caricature. Lily Collins, too, gives
a sensitive and sympathetic turn as Liz, the vulnerable single mom who fell in love with Bundy and almost married him. But the actor who steals the show here is the dry and witty John Malkovich as Judge Edward Cowart, who uttered the words “extremely wicked, shockingly evil and vile” in describing the crimes for which he was sentencing Bundy to death — but also was disturbingly friendly, calling him a “bright young man” and promising lawyer, and telling him to “take care of yourself.” By this time, the film See MOVIE, page A9
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John Singleton, maker of ‘Boyz N the Hood,’ dies at 51
In this 2003 file photo, director John Singleton touches his new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File) By JAKE COYLE and HILLEL ITALIE Associated Press
NEW YORK — Director John Singleton, who made one of Hollywood’s most memorable debuts with the Oscar-nominated “Boyz N the Hood” and continued over the following decades to probe the lives of black communities in his native Los
Angeles and beyond, has died. He was 51. Singleton’s family said Monday that he died after being taken off life support, about two weeks after the director suffered a major stroke. Singleton was in his early 20s, just out of the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, when he wrote, directed and
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Morgan on Fridays. The Flats Bistro also presents after-dinner music Continued from page A8 on alternate Fridays and Saturdays from 9-11 p.m. Watch this space for more music at The Flats. For reservations call The Flats Bistro at 907.335.1010. n Acapulco, 43543 Sterling Highway in Soldotna, has live music at 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. n A bluegrass jam takes place on the first Sunday of the month at from 1-4 p.m. at the Mount Redoubt Baptist Church on South Lovers Loop in Nikiski. n Veronica’s in Old Town Kenai has Open Mic from 6-8 p.m. Friday. Call Veronica’s at 283-2725. n The Alaska Roadhouse Bar and Grill hosts open horseshoe tournaments Thursday nights at the bar on Golddust Drive. For more information, call 262-9887. n An all acoustic jam takes place every Thursday. The jam takes place at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna on the first Thursday of the month, and at the Kenai Senior Center during the rest of the month. Jam starts at 6:30 p.m. n AmVets Post 4 has reopened in its brand new building on Kalifornsky Beach across from Jumpin’ Junction. Eligible veterans and their families are invited to stop by to find out more about AmVets and their involvement in the Veteran community. For members and invited guests, Friday night dance to “Running with Scissors,” and Saturday Burn your own steak and karaoke with Cowboy Don. n Odie’s Deli in Soldotna has live music Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Pub Quiz night every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. n The Bow bar in Kenai has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays. n Vagabond Inn has live music Saturday starting at 9 p.m.
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the couple gone is their 14-year-old neighbour, Olive Kissner, whose Continued from page A8 mother promised to find the treasure before the woman supposedly ran away. McMahon keeps “The Invited” grounded in reality, even when spirits supposedly hover over the land. The Wetherells’ relationship is well designed with the building of their house serving as a metaphor for their marriage — with some construction going smoothly, collapsing at other times. Helen’s embracing their new home’s myths is nicely balanced by Nate’s skepticism. And McMahon doesn’t forget the little details of life. A ghost spotting pales when planning a household budget, especially when you’ve quit your job.
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has become a courtroom drama, and we’ve almost forgotten about Liz. But Continued from page A8 it starts out as the story of a lonely young woman who meets a flirtatious guy in a bar. She thinks he may run away when he sees she’s got a toddler daughter, but he stays — and makes breakfast. Meanwhile, news reports are surfacing of terrible crimes. We toggle between sweet and sexy domestic scenes and sobering news footage. As events close in on Bundy, we see him make not one but two dramatic escapes from jail. Then comes his famous murder trial in front of TV cameras. In just one of its bizarre moments, Bundy asks his friend Carole Ann to marry him right there in the courtroom as she’s testifying on his behalf. All these events are fascinating — but they’re public record. Suddenly our narrative film seems to lose its original focus and turn into a documentary — polished and absorbing, but telling us nothing new. Some have argued that the film glorifies its subject. It doesn’t, really. But it doesn’t explain him, either. And that leads to another question, which is, if there’s nothing really new to say about Ted Bundy, need we be saying anything? “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile,” a Netflix release, is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America “for disturbing/violent content, some sexuality, nudity and language.” Running time: 110 minutes. Two stars out of four. MPAA definition of R: Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
produced “Boyz N the Hood.” Based on Singleton’s upbringing and shot in his old neighborhood, the low-budget production starred Cuba Gooding Jr. and Ice Cube and centered on three friends in South Central Los Angeles, where college aspirations competed with the pressures of gang life. “Boyz N the Hood” was a critical and commercial hit, given a 20-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival and praised as a groundbreaking extension of rap to the big screen, a realistic and compassionate take on race, class, peer pressure and family. Singleton would later call it a “rap album on film.” For many, the 1991 release captured the explosive mood in Los Angeles in the months following the videotaped police beating of Rodney King. “Boyz N the Hood” also came out at a time when, thanks to the efforts to Spike Lee and others, black films were starting to get made by Hollywood after a long absence. Singleton became the first black director to receive an Academy Award nomination, an honor he would say was compensation for the academy’s snubbing Lee and “Do the Right Thing” two years earlier, and was nominated for best screenplay. (“The Silence of the Lambs” won in both categories). At 24,
he was also the youngest director nominee in Oscar history. “I think I was living this film before I ever thought about making it,” Singleton told Vice in 2016. “As I started to think about what I wanted to do with my life, and cinema became an option, it was just natural that this was probably gonna be my first film. In fact, when I applied to USC Film School they had a thing that asked you to write three ideas for films. And one of them was called Summer of ‘84, which was about growing up in South Central LA.” In 2002, “Boyz N the Hood’ was added to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, which called it “an innovative look at life and the tough choices present for kids growing up in South Central Los Angeles.” None of Singleton’s subsequent movies received the acclaim of “Boyz N the Hood” and he was criticized at times for turning characters into mouthpieces for political and social messages. But he attracted talent ranging from Tupac Shakur to Don Cheadle and explored themes of creative expression (“Poetic Justice”), identity (“Higher Learning”) and the country’s racist past, notably in “Rosewood,” based on a murderous white rampage against a black com-
munity in Florida in 1923. He also made the comingof-age story “Baby Boy,” a remake of the action film “Shaft” and an installment in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, “2 Fast 2 Furious.” More recent projects included the FX crime drama “Snowfall,” which he helped create. Starring Damson Idris, “Snowfall” returned Singleton to the Los Angeles of his youth and the destructive effects of the rise of crack cocaine. “Drugs devastated a generation. It gave me something to write about, but I had to survive it first,” Singleton told the Guardian in 2017. “It made me a very angry young man. I didn’t understand why I was so angry, but I wasn’t someone who took my anger and applied it inward. I turned it into being a storyteller. I was on a kamikaze mission to really tell stories from my perspective — an authentic black perspective.” Singleton was married twice, and had five children. Besides his career in movies, Singleton also directed the video for Michael Jackson’s “Remember the Time,” which included Eddie Murphy and Magic Johnson. He cast hip-hop artists and other musicians in many of his films, including Ice Cube in “Boyz N the Hood,” Janet Jackson and Shakur in “Poetic Justice” and Tyrese Gibson in “Baby
Boy.” Singleton’s early success didn’t shield him from creative conflicts or frustration with Hollywood studios. He blamed the commercial failure of “Rosewood” on lack of support from Warner Bros. He fought with producer Scott Rudin during the making of “Shaft” and was furious when Rudin brought in Richard Price to revise the script. He had planned to direct a biopic about Shakur, but quit after clashing with Morgan Creek Productions. In 2014, he chastised the industry for “refusing to let African-Americans direct black-themed films,” but Singleton was pleased in recent years by the emergence of Ava DuVernay, Barry Jenkins, Jordan Peele and others. “There are these stacks of (films by non-black filmmakers) where black people have had to say, ‘OK, at least they tried,’” he told The Hollywood Reporter in 2018, adding that now blacks were making the films themselves. “What’s interesting when you see ‘Black Panther’ is you realize it couldn’t have been directed by anybody else but Ryan Coogler. It’s a great adventure movie and it works on all those different levels as entertainment, but it has this kind of cultural through-line that is so specific that it makes it universal.”
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experience of having 360 degrees of audience around the cast will give a greater life to the roles, Nelson said. “They picture it being in a large auditorium,” Nelson said. “That was Rebecca’s vision, having it in a smaller setting, more intimidate, and being in the round with audience on all sides of us. It makes us be extremely invested in what we’re doing, because you are so close with people. “I think a tendency for some actors when they’re not directly speaking is to hide in the background. That’s what I love about the pressure of acting in the round, there’s no background to hide in. You’re there all the time.” Gilman is making her directorial debut after producing a number of plays on the peninsula. She said there aren’t many changes being made to the script, which means it still packs the dramatic twists and turns. “It’s a mix of traditional and new ways to think about it,” Gilman said. “It’s drama with a capital ‘D’.” Gilman said the draw of “The Crucible” in the modern era is a story line that mirrors modern society, even though the scenes are set in a time more than 300 years ago. “It still has a lot of themes that resonate today,” Gilman said. “I was giving the actors notes … It’s like on social media when someone shares one incendiary thing, and then everyone is jumping on and no one is taking a moment to think about it logically or sensibly and it goes from this spark to a raging fire.” Miller wrote the play as an allegory for the antiCommunist fervor that swept through the nation during the 1940s and ’50s. Later brought before the House Un-American Activities Committee, which was tasked with investigating supposed subversive activities among citizens, Miller refused to name names, drawing parallels between those events and the events in his play. Nelson plays the Reverend John Hale, a character devoted to his religion. Nelson said the themes of fear and paranoia that emanated from the heart of the witchcraft trials still strike a
Jamie Nelson (right) and Nikki Stein rehearse a scene from “The Crucible” Monday, at the Kenai Performers studio. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
chord in modern times. “It seems like it shouldn’t be relevant anymore,” Nelson said. “And it definitely is.” Despite their years of experience, Nelson and most of the cast are performing “The Crucible” for the first time. “I was excited because, one, it’s a classic piece of American theater, and there’s a reason it’s a classic. The roles are all so good, and the writing is so strong,” said veteran stage actor Ian McEwan. Gilman said cast members were chosen for the strengths and personalities they bring to their roles. She praised the 20-member group for keeping a delicate balance between raw emotion and easygoing lightheartedness. “Everyone brings such a sense of exploration for the characters,” she said. “It’s been one of the best rehearsal experiences I’ve had, because every one of the cast has been really raw and vulnerable. But then they also have very good senses of humor.” Mark Burton has taken on the role of John Proctor. His wife, Elizabeth, is first to become accused of witchcraft in the play. Rudstrom said she embraced the role of Elizabeth from the very beginning. “(Elizabeth Proctor is) an interesting character because she has to live under
a set of expectations from the time of how women are supposed to act,” Rudstrom said. “But she’s intelligent and strong and trying to persuade and affect what’s going on around her through her husband.” Although “The Crucible” is her first production with Kenai Performers, Rudstrom is a four-year veteran with the Triumvirate Theatre and has about a dozen plays under her belt. Rudstrom, who said she’s not much of a singer and therefore not a strong candidate for other shows like the recently produced musical “Willy Wonka,” said she was bursting with excitement when it was announced “The Crucible” would be the next play. “I love it. I got so excited about it,” Rudstrom said. “From the time we were cast to our first rehearsal, it was about two months. That was just torture. I was ready to go, I couldn’t wait for it to get started.” McEwen brings to life the character of Deputy Governor John Danforth, the lead judge in the trials. McEwen said he takes a certain measure of glee in representing an “overpowering” figure. “For me, it’s about not turning the character into a one-trick pony,” McEwen said. “With Judge Danforth, it is very easy, because he is a bit of a boogeyman to an extent. He represents the
power that is condemning people to death, so it’s easy to play him as incredibly stern and always overpowering everyone in the room. “Finding the humanity in that is what makes him scary.” Channeling his years of experience, McEwen memorizes countless lines with a combination of old-fashioned flash cards and new technology, using a mobile app called “Line Learner.” “Since coming to Kenai Performers, this is the wordiest part I’ve played,” McEwen said. “But it’s also been very rewarding when it feels like I’m getting it.” Other major characters include Reverend Samuel Parris (played by Paul Morin), Ann Putnam (Nikki Stein), Thomas Putnam (David Sorenson), Abigail Williams (Britney Storms), Francis Nurse (Allen Auxier), Susanna Walcott (Kylie Cramer), Judge Hathorne (Paul Stevenson) and the servant Tituba (Hannah Warren). Gilman also praised the work of costume designer Chris Cook for the handmade designs. The show runs Thursday-Saturday, May 9, 10 and 11, with following weekend performances of May 16, 17 and 18. All shows start 7 p.m. in the Kenai Performers building near Poppy Lane and Kalifornsky Beach Road. Admission is $15.
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KENAI PENINSULA BOROUGH NOTICE OF EXPIRATION OF REDEMPTION FOR PROPERTIES LISTED ON THE FORECLOSURE JUDGMENT FOR 2017 A judgment of foreclosure and sale of real property was entered in the Superior Court of the State of Alaska on the 24th day of May 2018. Civil Action No. 3KN-18-00175CI. Notice is hereby given that the right to redeem such properties will expire on the 24th day of May 2019. If the 2017 and prior years real property taxes and special assessments are not paid in full by May 24, 2019, all the property subject to this decree, and not redeemed, will upon expiration of the period of redemption immediately be deeded to the Kenai Peninsula Borough or, if applicable under AS 29.45.450(a), to the city within which it lies; and every right or interest of a person in the properties will be forfeited forever to the city or borough. Johni Blankenship, Borough Clerk Pub: 4/18,4/25,5/02,5/09,2019 850153
The rates HEA proposes for LED outdoor lighting vary based on lamp wattage and range from $25.70 to $45.37 per lamp per month. Current rates for non-LED outdoor lighting also vary based on lamp wattage and range from $28.74 to $45.59 per lamp per month. HEA also proposes an LED conversion fee of $240 for a single fixture and actual cost for multiple fixtures in a single site visit. This notice does not contain all requested revisions and the Commission may approve a rate or classification that varies from those proposed. You may obtain more information about this filing by contacting J.D. Draves, Regulatory Affairs and Rates Manager, at HEA at 3977 Lake Street, Homer, AK 99603; phone: (907) 2353325. The complete filing is also available for inspection at the Commission’s office at 701 West Eighth Avenue, Suite 300, Anchorage, AK 99501; phone: (907) 276-6222, or may be viewed on the Commission’s website at http://rca.alaska.gov by typing “TA417-32” in the Find a Matter search box. To comment on this filing, please file your comments by 5:00 p.m., May 30, 2019, at either the Commission address given above or at its website: https://rca.alaska.gov/RCAWeb/WhatsNew/PublicNoticesComments.aspx Please reference TA417-32 and include a statement that you have filed a copy of the comments with HEA at its address given above. Individuals or groups of people with disabilities, who require special accommodations, auxiliary aids or service, or alternative communication formats, please contact Valerie Fletcher-Mitchell at (907) 276-6222, toll-free at 1-800-390-2782, or TTY/Alaska Relay: 7-1-1 or 1 (800) 770-8973, or send a request via electronic mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 23, 2019. DATED at Anchorage, Alaska, this 30th day of April, 2019. REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA Julie C. Vogler Finance Section Manager Pub: May 2, 2019 855181
LEGALS Corrected Liquor License Application Cynthia McMillin, is making application for a new Wholesale Malt Beverage and Wine liquor license, AS 04.11.160(b), d/b/a Alaska Fine Wines, located at 33427 Sterling Highway, Sterling, AK 99672. Interested persons should submit written comment to their local governing body, the applicant and to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board at 550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1600, Anchorage, AK 99501. May 2, 2019 855073
Invitation to Bid Clinic Addition The Ninilchik Traditional Council is seeking a General Contractor to construct a 20’ x 52’ addition to the NTC Community Clinic. Indian Preference applies. Contractor must pay Tribal Wage Rate and must obtain proposal packet. Bid opens April 29, 2019 at 9am and closes May 20, 2019 at 5pm. Please contact Diane Reynolds, Procurement/Contracting Officer for a bid packet at email@example.com. Pub: 4/29-5/6, 2019 853967
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Notice of Utility Tariff Filing The REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA (Commission) gives notice that Homer Electric Association, Inc. (HEA) filed TA417-32, proposing inception rates for Light-Emitting Diode (LED) outdoor lighting and a conversion fee for customers seeking to switch from their current outdoor lighting to LED lighting.
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By Leigh Rubin
ative project. There could be an innate rebellion or a push to establish certain people’s points of view. You come from a positive place. Tonight: A child or loved one could be defiant. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHH You naturally defer to another person whose leadership and ideas you respect. Don’t push too hard to have a situation or discussion come out exactly as you’d like. Your focus could easily be on a personal or domestic matter. Tonight: Go with the flow. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH Fatigue could drag you down and cause you a problem. Today, if you need to take a break from an issue or simply end the day early, do so. Your attitude will change with rest and after several conversations. Tonight: Don’t break the budget. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH You might feel as though a revolution is brewing in your checkbook. You might not want to continue a pattern or follow your budget in the same manner. Before making any decisions, be aware of what’s happening around you. Tonight: Letting go. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHH You might feel as though you cannot be forthright about your thinking. On some level, you could be eyeing a more positive direction, but you aren’t ready to reveal what’s on your mind. You could experience a lot of interference around you -- for now. Tonight: Helping a friend enjoy himself. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH Your ability to move past a personal matter finally becomes possible, but you still encounter your share of obstacles. Others, especially a key friend who has been in a similar position, support you in this important venture. Tonight: Speak your mind. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHH Curb a tendency to go overboard and spend too much or indulge in another chosen habit. Remember that there is a tomorrow. Nevertheless, the impression that you make on others might be very positive. A friendship could be dragging you down. Tonight: To the wee hours. BORN TODAY Empress Catherine the Great (1729), Princess Charlotte (2015), actress Ellie Kemper (1980)
This marriage is running hot and cold Dear Heloise: Please save our marriage. Does one use hot water or cold water when washing/throwing things down the GARBAGE DISPOSAL in the sink? Thank you for your counseling. -- Rick E., via email Rick, in the interest of marital bliss, I’m happy to answer your question. You already (hopefully) pour off bacon grease, frying oils and other fats into an old can or plastic bag, freeze and put in the trash on trash day. Even in doing so, small amounts of fats and grease will still get down the drain. A leading manufacturer of garbage disposals agrees: A thin stream of cold water is the correct choice when using your disposal, for its proper maintenance. Hot water can encourage the grease to melt and conform to the pipes. This will, as you can imagine, eventually create a big problem in your pipes. Cold water is the way to go. -- Heloise P.S. Speaking of cold water, run a couple of pieces of ice through your disposal every now and then. Put the stopper in before running the disposal to prevent flying ice. TRENDY TRESSES Dear Readers: Are you spending countless hours, not to mention dollars, on hair dyeing, cutting, perming, coloring, washing, drying, etc.? It’s exhausting and expensive! Of course you want to look and feel your best, but how do you feel about this new trend? Women are letting themselves go gray. The thought is: Be yourself. Age naturally. Readers, what do you think?
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Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, May 2, 2019: This year, you’ll lean toward introversion. You have a difficult time integrating information or understanding others’ actions. Detach as much as possible. If single, you’ll tend to attract suitors who are emotionally unavailable. Take your time dating before committing. The second part of the year fosters greater closeness and perspective. If you’re attached, you and your partner often cannot be found. You enjoy a new closeness. ARIES understands you too well! The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH You attempt to approach a matter closely and with caring. You discover that the more understanding and sensitivity you express, the better the end results are. A boss or higher-up could nix an idea -and would do so no matter what. Tonight: Let some wildness out. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHH You hear more by approaching a personal situation from a low-key stance. Listen in order to discover where someone is coming from. If you want to make inroads, you’ll succeed with a gentler touch. A partner might be full of positive energy. Tonight: Playing the night away. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH Zero in on an idea; work with it. Several associates join in happily and with curiosity. How you see a personal matter could change because of active feedback. A partner might be more uptight than you realize. Tonight: Go with a suggestion. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Take charge of a project. Others seem to be more in touch with your intent and clarity. A partner or associate could be stubborn and not particularly accessible. You opt to go on your individual path to get to the end result. Tonight: Don’t stir the pot. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH Reach out for a loved one at a distance. You often delight in the conversations that you have with this person. You see rapid changes around you. Others might choose another schedule. Someone takes on a new job. Tonight: Ever playful. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH One-on-one relating points to a more relaxed attitude. You find that a change is possible for dealing with a cre-
By Eugene Sheffer
habit of blowing his nose at the table into one of my cloth napkins. It is disgusting, not only to me, but to the other guests as well. What can I do to make him stop? I tried placing a small box of tissues next to his dinner plate, but he ignores them and uses his napkin anyway. I don’t even like to re-use the napkin after it has been washed, particularly for guests. -- TURNED OFF AT THE TABLE DEAR TURNED OFF: Because you tried the subtle approach and it didn’t work, TELL this impolite widower that you placed the box of tissues near him so he would stop using your napkins as handkerchiefs. Frankly, it is considered rude to blow one’s nose at the table AT ALL because it tends to gross out the other diners. 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 an excellent guide to becoming a better conversationalist and a more sociable person, order “How to Be Popular.” Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $8 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)
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DEAR ABBY: I have a former co-worker whose husband was just released from a psychiatric facility. He had threatened to kill himself and take the entire family with him. I met him before the incident. He did not seem balanced then, and I was uncomfortable being around him. Since his release, my friend keeps inviting me to their house and wants to come to mine. I keep making excuses for not allowing visits to my house or hers. I still have a bad feeling about being exposed to him and possibly putting myself in danger. I have been in abusive relationships in the past, and one attack was nearly fatal. I have spoken to her about the dangers of being with a person such as him. But she says she can’t leave because they have three children on the spectrum. Am I being silly? -- APPREHENSIVE IN TEXAS DEAR APPREHENSIVE: No, you are not being silly. Listen to your gut. Nowhere in your letter did you indicate that you and the wife are close friends. If you are uncomfortable being around her husband because of your own history, you do not have to be. DEAR ABBY: I recently did a DNA test using a kit through a genealogy company that advertises nationally and internationally. I received my results and discovered that one of the features is that the website shows people with whom I share
By Jim Davis
Take it from the Tinkersons
By Bill Bettwy
By Chad Carpenter
By Chris Cassatt & Gary Brookins
Mother Goose and Grimm
By Michael Peters
May 02, 2019 edition of the Peninsula Clarion