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In the news Sitka jury convicts Klawock man of first-degree murder SITKA — A 30-yearold man from a Southeast Alaska village has been convicted of first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend. The Sitka Sentinel reports Albert Macasaet of Klawock was convicted Friday in Sitka in the July 31, 2016, strangulation death of 27-yearold Judylee Guthrie, the mother of his two children. Klawock is on Prince of Wales Island. On the day of Guthrie’s death, the couple had been drinking with friends in Craig. Macasaet the next day reported Guthrie missing. Later that day, he told Craig police he had found Guthrie’s body. An investigation determined she had been hit in the face and strangled with the cord of her hooded sweat shirt. Jurors were told that Macasaet twice previously had strangled Guthrie. He will be sentenced Sept. 9 in Klawock.

Bill would allow tribal regalia at certain public events JUNEAU — State agencies, cities, the University of Alaska and school districts could not bar individuals from wearing tribal regalia or carrying objects of traditional cultural significance at public events under a bill introduced in the Alaska House. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Tiffany Zulkosky, a Bethel Democrat. The measure, introduced Monday, comes after school district administrators in Anchorage approved changes to allow graduates there to wear traditional tribal regalia and objects of cultural significance at graduation ceremonies. The bill describes public event as an awards or graduation ceremony, public meeting or another event held or sponsored by a state agency, municipality or school district or the University of Alaska.


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Pierce vetoes $2.5 million for schools By VICTORIA PETERSEN Peninsula Clarion

Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce vetoed supplemental funding of nearly $2.5 million for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District on Monday. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly passed an ordinance April 16 increasing the fiscal year 2019 funds to the school district by $2,423,955. The ordinance passed 5-4. Pierce issued a memo Monday to residents explaining his reasoning, citing future fiscal uncertainty at the state level. “It can be argued that See VETO, page A3

Mayor Charlie Pierce speaks at a Kenai Peninsula Borough meeting in this Jan. 8 file photo. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Bill could delay new school construction By Ben Hohenstatt Juneau Empire

The state probably won’t help cities pay off new school construction debt any time soon. The Senate Finance Committee Monday morning discussed House Bill 106, which would extend a moratorium on the state reimbursing municipalities for school construction bonds to 2025. Previously, the state stopped covering part of new school bonds in 2015. That moratorium would expire July 1, 2020 unless it is extended. Juneau school officials said the bill — sponsored by Rep. Tammie Wilson, R-North Pole — could be a negative for the district. “My first blush is that the city owns our facilities, and whenever we delay work on our facilities, it costs us more money down the road,” Juneau School District Super-

Sen. Natasha von Imhof, R-Anchorage, chairs the Senate Finance Committee at the Capitol on Monday. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire)

intendent Bridget Weiss told the Empire in an interview. “Anything left

unattended for 10 years, that is not going to bode well for our school dis-

trict.” Juneau City Manager See BILL, page A2

USDA census shows growth in agriculture By VICTORIA PETERSEN Peninsula Clarion

Today may be a good day to buy local. In an executive proclamation issued last month, Gov. Mike Dunleavy

named May 7 as Alaska Agriculture Day, and encouraged residents “to support local agriculture by seeking out and purchasing products produced and grown in Alaska.” “Agriculture has an

integral role in the successes to every civilization and was instrumental to the settlement of Alaska,” the proclamation reads. “From early Russian trading posts to the settlers of the Tanana Valley, Alaskan

frontiersman have seen the potential for agriculture and development in Alaskan communities.” Alaska Agriculture Day was first celebrated in 2007. See USDA, page A2

Prominent Anchorage pastor steps down ANCHORAGE (AP) — An Anchorage minister whose influence extended beyond the pulpit into Alaska politics has stepped down. The Rev. Jerry Prevo gave a farewell sermon

Sunday at Anchorage Baptist Temple after 47 years, the Anchorage Daily News reported . “It’s the Lord’s timing,” said Prevo, 74. Prevo’s farewell service drew thousands of people.

Three rows of elected officials joined him onstage. They included Gov. Mike Dunleavy, former Gov. Sarah Palin, former U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, U.S. Rep. Don Young and Alaska Attorney General Kevin

Clarkson, who is recovering from a heart attack. The church has $21 million in reserves and assets valued at $85 million, said Franklin Graham, a pastor and son of the late evangeSee STEPS, page A3

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By Alex McCarthy Juneau Empire

It’s been a strange few weeks for Capt. Michael Schlechter. Schlechter, who served on the F/V Fairweather for 15 years, steered the Fairweather on its final voyage in Alaska last month and piloted the new Alaska-class Ferry Tazlina up and down Lynn Canal last week. “It’s been weird because I was the last captain on the Fairweather,” Schlechter said. “I took it down to Ketchikan, locked the door behind me and left, and then came over here and

Alaska Marine Highway System or Department of Transportation and Public Facilities employees meeting people and answering questions. Many of the new crew members were crew members on the Fairweather, Schlechter said. The Alaska-class ferry — which is the first of two — was constructed in Alaska by Alaskans, which was a source of pride for many on board. One of those Capt. Michael Schlechter, right, speaks with members was Sen. Bert Stedman, Rof the public on the ferry Tazlina on Sunday. (Alex Mc- Sitka, who was one of the Carthy/Juneau Empire) driving forces in getting started the reverse process about 800 people walked the funding for the ferry. through the new ferry as He said he was impressed here.” The door to the Tazlina part of an open house. by the workmanship on was wide open Sunday, and Schlechter was one of many See TOUR, page A3

Dunleavy asks lawmakers not to ‘water’ down crime bill JUNEAU (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy says a crime bill that emerged from a key House committee addresses major public safety concerns flagged by his administration and urged lawmakers to not “water” it down. He says the bill, which advanced from the House Finance Committee Monday, currently is acceptable. It could be amended when it reaches the House floor. But Dunleavy asked lawmakers to not dilute its effect. John Skidmore, director of the Department of Law’s criminal division, told the committee Saturday the bill effectively repeals and replaces elements of a sprawling criminal justice overhaul that were seen as problematic. The measure, among other things, increases penalties and sentencing ranges. Crime is one of the big issues lawmakers want to address in this session’s waning days.

Two charged in Soldotna auto shop car theft By Brian Mazurek Peninsula Clarion

Two people from Kenai have been charged with stealing a 2007 Chrysler Sebring from the parking lot of Alyeska Tire in Soldotna, according to an affidavit filed at the Kenai Courthouse on Friday. Christian Athey, 22, allegedly drove to Alyeska Tire in a black Honda CRV on May 1 and dropped off Karli Bell, 19. Bell then drove away in the Sebring, which she did not own and that she did not have permission to drive, according to the affidavit. The scene was captured by surveillance footage from Alyeska Tire. Soldotna State Troopers received a call on May 2 from an employee at Alyeska Tire reporting that the Chrysler had been stolen out of the parking lot. The employee told troopers that the vehicle had been dropped off at the tire store a week before and that the keys had been left in the vehicle. Soldotna Police received information that the CRV was seen driving on the Kenai Spur Highway. Kenai Police located the CRV and identified Athey as the driver. Athey allegedly admitted that he drove Bell to the automotive shop on the night in question, and that Bell told him that she needed to pick up the SeSee THEFT, page A3

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The Alaska Agriculture Day celebration comes on the heels of the release of the United States Department of Agriculture 2017 Census of Agriculture, which shows that the Kenai Peninsula agricultural industry has grown. The census, which USDA conducts every five years, provides an opportunity to take a comprehensive look agricultural trends. Released a few weeks ago, the report found that

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total sales of Kenai Peninsula agricultural crops in 2017 was $5.4 million, with $2.2 million being from aquaculture. From 2012 to 2017, the number of peninsula farms selling food directly to consumers increased from 56 farms to 74, the report found. The census also found that the number of farms producing flowers or nursery crops more than doubled between those years, from 46 to 103. The total number of farms increased 60%, from 162 to 260, while direct sales of food to consumers more than tripled from

$312,000 to $981,000, the report found. Similar sales for flowers and nursery and greenhouse products increased nearly 60%, as well, the report found, from $1.052 million to $1.671 million. The USDA agriculture census uses both online and print surveys to gather its data. The state of Alaska had a 65% response rate in the 2017 census, while the peninsula had a 70% response rate. In a presentation diving deeper into the census data, Sue Benz, who represents the National Agricultural Statistics Service for Alas-

ka, noted the average age of an Alaskan farmer, at 55.2, is similar to that of a farmer in the U.S., at 57.5. The report also found that there are many more new farmers in Alaska — meaning producers have spent less than 10 years working on any farm — compared to the U.S. average. Women farmers make up nearly half of the agricultural producers in the state, compared to roughly 27% in the U.S., the report found. For residents interested in filling their fridges with local produce, local farmers markets will begin operating in the next few weeks.

other committee members requested data from the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development that would show how much debt being reimbursed was incurred by maintenance rather than new construction. Additionally, more insight into the condition of public school facilities around the state was requested. School Finance Manager Elwin Blackwell and Facilities Manager Tim Mearig, who were present at the meeting, said the debt breakdown does not yet exist but could be created and there is not a comprehensive database of building conditions available. “Knowledge is power, and data is important to help shape policy decisions,” Von Imhof said. “If you would like the help from this committee to help, maybe pass a statute to begin funding school building or repair work again, we will need to have data.” She said when DEED employees visit districts, it would make sense to also record the condition of buildings, when they were built and student count among other information in a larger database. During public testimony both Jim Anderson,

CFO for the Anchorage School District and Nils Anderson, Executive Director for Alaska Municipal League, spoke against the moratorium. “The state would see overall school construction decrease in years to come, and we question whether that’s the outcome we’re trying to achieve with this continued moratorium,” Andreasson said. “A 10-year moratorium does not meet the state’s goals nor its constitutional obligations. Another five years of stalled school constructions is an arbitrary time frame placed on the critical needs of school districts and the responsibility of the state.” The new bill, which was put aside for further consideration, would not retroactively affect debt from before 2015, Von Imhof said. That means it would not impact the school bond debt issue being watched closely by municipalities, including City and Borough of Juneau. Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget eliminated funding for the debt, the House of Representative’s budget cut half of the funding, and the Senate’s budget maintained full funding — about $99.8 million — for school bond

debt. The program in Juneau is paying off debt from projects including remodeling Auke Bay Elementary School and Sayéik Gastineau Community School. The level of funding ultimately approved by the Legislature and governor will have a direct impact on local property taxes. “Our citizens should be advised that the most likely outcome of school debt shifting by the Governor or legislature is a local property tax increase between 4.4 percent and 13.7 percent for the next one, five or 10 years,” City Manager Rorie Watt wrote in a memo last week to the mayor and Assembly. DEED figures put Juneau in line to be reimbursed $7,155,025 this year if the program is fully funded. For comparison, about $41.2 million would go to Anchorage, $18.36 million to Mat-Su and $ 8.8 million to Fairbanks. Watt stated the city could face an additional cost of $3.55 million or $7.1 million in fiscal year 2020, or up to $23 million over the next five fiscal years. “We’re really waiting on the state to settle on fiscal certainty,” Watt said.

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Rorie Watt said in an interview that an extended ban on reimbursement projects will likely mean putting more local money into smaller projects during the moratorium and attempting to delay larger projects until reimbursements resume. The moratorium would allow the Legislature more time to review school bond debt reimbursement while not taking on more debt and potentially reestablish a reimbursement program at a new funding level. If the bill becomes law, reimbursement for approved projects would resume at 50% and 40% levels after July 1, 2025. “We’ve got hard decisions to make, and we’ve got to make the the right ones,” said Sen. Mike Shower, R-Wasilla during the meeting. “Even in the Mat-Su where we’re growing, I’m willing support this for now.” A spreadsheet referenced during the meeting put the state’s liability for existing debt at more than $800 million. Committee Co-Chair Sen. Natasha von Imhof, R-Anchorage, Shower and

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Around the Peninsula Local Food Connection meeting

man River Center on Funny River Road, Soldotna. Agenda topics include committee and agency reports. The public is welcome to attend. If you have any questions about the meeting you can contact Jack Blackwell at 907-262-5581, Ext 21.

The Kenai Totem Tracers Society

The Kenai Local Food Connection’s next meeting is Thursday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Soldotna Community The Kenai Totem Tracers Genealogical Society will meet Library. in the Kenai Community Library on Saturday, May 11 from 1-3 p.m. This month’s program will be a compilation of ge2019 TriTheKenai Triathlon nealogy topics, along with hand-outs on various subjects. The 2019 TriTheKenai triathlon is set for Sunday, June The meeting is free and open to the public. This is will be our 9. This event is a great beginner triathlon for adults (15+) last Totem Tracers monthly meeting before taking a summer and youth (6-14) and includes both individual and team break. An Introduction to Basic Genealogy Methodology events and for the serious-minded triathlete. We offer the class will be taught on four consecutive Saturdays starting more challenging intermediate distance event. The nonprofit June 8. It will be held for a few hours each Saturday. PreTriTheKenai is a great family fun community event and this registration is required and can be done at the Kenai Library year our charity of choice is the Soldotna Montessori Food front desk or call the library and ask them to put your name Box program. If you are not a racer, we are always in need on the list. Meeting place is the Kenai library. The class is of volunteers on race day. Contact Janice at volunteer@ free, is limited to 20 attendees, and open to the public. Get all the event details or register at www. or email me at or Special Olympics Annual Torch Run call 252-0558. Come support Special Olympics of Alaska athletes in Cen-

Hazardous Waste Collection Day

tral Peninsula by participating in the 2019 Alaska Enforcement Torch Run and Pledge Drive Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m. starting at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the run starts at 10 a.m., followed by a barbeque for participants. Course length is a 5K (3.2 miles) and can be completed by walking, running, wagon, stroller, and more. All are welcome, family friendly! See you on the 18th!

Hazardous Waste Collection Day will take place Saturday, May 11 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Central Peninsula Landfill, Mile 98.5 Sterling Hwy, Soldotna. Free to households; businesses charged a fee. For specific questions contact NRC Alaska 877-375-5040. General questions: Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Dept. 907-262-9667. This event is for households and small businesses. All businesses and house- Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor class holds with 55 gallons or more total must pre-register with The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) NRC Alaska, who manages this event. The Kenai Peninsula will offer a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor class in Homer on Borough Solid Waste Dept. provides the location. May 25 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The class will be conducted at the Kenai Peninsula Woodturner’s meeting Best Western Bidarka Inn, 575 Sterling Highway. This class is free to commercial fishermen, thanks to support from the Alaska The Kenai Peninsula Woodturner’s hold their monthly Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Developmeeting at 1 p.m. this Saturday, May 11. Location is the ment, the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health, log building, Mile 100 on the Sterling Highway, just a few and AMSEA members. The cost is $175 for all others. Interested miles south of Soldotna where Echo Lake Road meets the mariners may register at or call (907) 747-3287. highway. There will be a woodturning demonstration. Nonmembers are welcome. Questions? Call 801-543-9122. Register for Kenai Performers’ drama camp

Boys and Girls Club hosts LEGO STEM Expo

Junior session, ages 5-7, June 17-June 28, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-noon. Fee: $250. Senior session, ages 8-18, June 17-July 13, Monday-Friday, 12:30-4 p.m. Fee: $450. Location: 43335 K-Beach Road (backside of Subway). Early enrollment discount if fee is paid by June 1. For more information or to register, call Terri at 252-6808.

Join us for our 3rd annual FIRST LEGO League Jr. Challenge EXPO Thursday, May 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kenai Clubhouse at 405 Frontage Road. This season’s challenge is Mission Moon. 12 teams and 48 STEM Club members (ages 6-10) from Kenai, Kasilof and Soldotna clubhouses have explored what kinds of problems they would Kenai Peninsula College closure need to solve if they lived on the moon. Food and drinks will KPC’s Kenai River Campus in Soldotna will close at 3 p.m. be available. The event is free to the public. Come out for a on May 9 for commencement preparations, college meetings and night of fun as we celebrate STEM Club achievements and campus clean-up. The campus will re-open at 8 a.m. on May 13. the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. For more information contact Dan or Kim at 283-2682. Kenai River Campus commencement Kenai River Special Management Area The 49th annual KRC commencement ceremony will be held at 7 p.m., May 9, at Kenai Central High School’s Renee Advisory Board meeting C. Henderson Auditorium. The keynote speaker will be Janet The Kenai River Special Management Area Advisory LaRue Romig, a practicing attorney who got her educational Board will meet on Thursday, May 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the Gil- start at Kenai Peninsula Community College 40 years ago. The

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who faces a charge of firstdegree vehicle theft, a class C felony. Athey is charged with one count of first-degree vehicle theft as well as one count of promoting contraband in the first degree, a class C felony, and one count of fourthdegree misconduct involving a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor. Athey was found to be in possession of methamphetamine while being remanded at the Wildwood PreTrial Facility, according to the affidavit.

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board and said he thought it was constructed better than previous ferries the state has gotten from out of state. There was even a huge “Made in Alaska” sticker on the side of the boat that Stedman said was a pleasant surprise to him. Juneau resident Christopher Coutu, touring the vessel with his wife and children, said the significance of the ferry’s in-state construction wasn’t lost on them. “It’s exciting, I think, having a ship built in Alaska by Alaskans for Alaskans,” Coutu said, “and then coming in here and letting Alaskans come and look through the ship before its maiden voyage, I think it’s just great.” The vessel was built specifically to withstand the rough conditions in Lynn Canal, DOT&PF Deputy Director Mary Siroky said on board. The fast ferries — the Fairweather and the Chenega — could never quite run as fast as they were designed to because

KRC valedictorian for 2019 will be Ariane Jasmin, who graduates summa cum laude with an associate of arts degree and will work toward attending medical school. UA Board of Regents member, Lisa Parker, UAA Chancellor, Cathy Sandeen, in addition to other dignitaries, will participate in the ceremony.

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 Advance registration $30 ($25 for Cook Inletkeeper members), day of registration $40 ($35 for members).

Plant sale fundraiser for Kenai Soil & Water 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, and flowers), berry bushes and fruit trees, certified organic compost, baked goods and more. A portion of all proceeds will go to Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District to support local sustainable agriculture. For information about reserving a booth space, please contact Abraham England at 3064610.

Relay for Life garage sale Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Soldotna is sponsoring a garage sale on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 from 9a.m. to 4 p.m. Sale will be held at the The Redemtorist Center (Old Catholic Church) on the corner of Fireweed and Redoubt. All proceeds will go to Relay for Life. We are looking for donations. Items can be left at The Redemtorist Center Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call Alice at 907-260-8080 for more info.

Italian Night Fundraiser Italian Night Fundraiser will take place Saturday, May 18 from 4-7 p.m. at Funny River Community Lutheran 35575 Rabbit Run Rd. Spaghetti, salad, bread and ice cream. Suggested: $5 adult/$3 child. Sponsored by Funny River LWML Ladies: Monies go toward ongoing Mission service within our community and abroad. Contact 262-7434.

Caregiving and depression

Sterling Senior Center, Caregiver Support Meeting Topic: Caregiving and Depression will take place Tuesday, May 7 at 1 p.m. During Mental Health Month, we will discuss how caregiving puts you at risk for depression. Please join us to share your experiences as a caregiver, or to support someone who is a caregiver. For more information, call Sharon or Judy at 907-262-1280.

coming year, yet until their budget process is completed and signed, it is myopic to overspend now,” the memo reads. “Hedging on our future ability to provide funding that we may not have only makes our situation potentially worse.” The supplemental funding ordinance is an effort to keep some of the district’s

non-tenured teachers. A memo from the ordinance says the additional funding would allow the school district to retain some nontenured staff for the 2020 school year, and to also potentially provide a cushion to other potential state funding reductions. In his Monday memo, Pierce says he will continue

to advocate for the district to reduce expenditures outside of the classroom, “… rather than holding their teaching positions hostage while simultaneously advocating for other non-essential, nonclassroom positions,” the memo said. In order to overturn the veto, the assembly would need a 6-3 vote.

bought a dozen buses to pick up children for Sunday services, hoping their parents would also attend. By the mid-1970s, the church had bought land for its current building on Anchorage’s east side. In 1992, the church added a 43,000-square-foot auditorium. An education arm, Anchorage Christian Schools, educates about 700 children. Prevo has had significant influence on Republican politics. On Sunday, Prevo said he has met every president from Jimmy Carter to Don-

ald Trump except for Barack Obama. Prevo has been outspoken on what he calls “moral political issues.” Critics of his stand against rights for LGBTQ people welcomed his retirement. Prevo’s influence waned as he used his platform to preach intolerance, said Christopher Constant, an Anchorage Assembly member and one of the first openly gay elected officials in the city. “The people of Anchorage don’t stand for that,”

Constant said. The church voted Sunday to make Prevo a pastor emeritus and pay him a retirement salary. Prevo in a phone interview said he plans to stay involved with some aspects of the Anchorage Baptist Temple’s work and Graham’s charity, Samaritan’s Purse. He also said he wants to get out of the way of his replacement, Pastor Ron Hoffman, a longtime Anchorage Baptist Temple staff member who grew up in Anchorage.

of the tumultuous seas, she said. Siroky said public feedback was vital in the process. At one point, the ferry was going to have an openair car area, but members of the public were vehemently opposed to exposing their cars to the sea spray, so the Tazlina’s vehicle area is enclosed. The ferry will make the same two runs three times per week, DOT&PF spokesperson Aurah Landau said. The first day run will be Juneau to Haines, then Haines to Skagway, then Skagway to Haines. The ship will stay in Haines overnight. The next day, it will sail to Skagway, then back to Haines, and then to Juneau. The ship will then start that cycle over, and do it a total of three times per week. The first voyage with passengers is scheduled for 7 a.m. Tuesday, and AMHS General Manager John Falvey said there are still tickets available. While most of the feedback Sunday was positive, there were still concerns about the ferry system’s long-term future and how the Tazlina fits into that. With no crew quarters on

the Tazlina, for example, the ship can only sail in 12-hour increments. There’s been talk about adding a new ferry terminal to make the runs shorter, but any change to the infrastructure is still likely a few years off. Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau, said it was fun to look around at the engine room and rest of the vessel, but she couldn’t help but worry about the future. “It’s something new and sparkly, so that’s great,” Hannan said, “and making sure we continue to have great service up Lynn Canal. That’s great, but there are mixed emotions around the long-term planning and what we’re going to do and how we’re going to serve the region.” The marine highway’s short-term future is also uncertain. Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration proposed cutting ferry service off at the beginning of September for the winter. The Alaska Senate has a proposal to keep the ferries running in the winter but with reduced service. Siroky said that under the Senate’s plan, the ferry runs that bring in the most money would get the most service

this winter. The most lucrative runs are the ones from Bellingham, she said. Runs to smaller communities are on the opposite end of the spectrum. “Frankly, the village runs don’t make a lot of money, so those communities will probably see a little less service,” Siroky said. As part of Dunleavy’s plan, the state has contracted with Northern Economics to do a study into the best way to move forward with the marine highway. The other bidder, MAP Consulting LLC, submitted a lower bid but was passed over, the Associated Press reported last month. MAP Consulting is challenging the bid, according the report. As he watched hundreds of friends and neighbors flood the Tazlina, Coutu said Sunday’s event serves as an example to lawmakers about how vital the ferries are to Alaskans. “At a time where they keep talking about budget cuts and budget cuts for the ferries, it’s really good to see investment in the marine highway system,” Coutu said. “It’s important, and I think the turnout today shows how important it is.”


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Warren misses the mark with student loan plan The bidding war for votes

in the Democratic presidential primary escalated quickly this week with a proposal by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren to wipe out student debt, courtesy of the taxpayers. Warren’s proposal, put forward not in proposed legislation but in a blog post, would cancel up to $50,000 of student debt for every American with household income under $100,000. Individuals with household incomes up to $250,000 would also get debt relief, though not quite as much. She says this will benefit 95% of the 45 million Americans who are carrying student debt. The proposal is estimated to cost $1.25 trillion over 10 years. Warren says the money would come from a plan she previously proposed — a tax on accumulations of wealth collecting 2% of $50 million or more of household net worth, and an extra 1% on $1 billion and up. Assuming nobody leaves the country over it, the tax would hit about 75,000 families and raise $2.75 trillion over 10 years. Warren also wants to spend $100 billion expanding Pell grants to cover non-tuition expenses, and make public colleges tuition-free. The wealth tax might raise more legal challenges than revenue. The Constitution prohibits any national “direct” tax not collected evenly from the states, based on population. The income tax was unconstitutional until the Constitution was amended in 1913. An additional tax on “wealth” that has already been taxed as income might run into trouble at the Supreme Court. But even without debating the legality of a wealth tax, the idea of canceling student debt by having taxpayers cover it is terrible. Start with the problem of fundamental fairness — student debt would be canceled for all incomeeligible borrowers with outstanding loans without regard to financial need, so even people who are working and able to make regular payments would get the bailout. On the other hand, people who did not take out loans they couldn’t afford to repay, and people who already repaid their loans, would be out $50,000 for making responsible financial decisions. Then there’s the problem of moral hazard: If the taxpayers pay the debts of everyone with outstanding student loans, how will that affect the decisions made by current students thinking about their choices for financing higher education? What’s the message? Borrow as much as you can and wait for the debt to be canceled during the next presidential primary campaign? The proposal certainly doesn’t encourage restraint in tuition increases. Universities considering whether to raise tuition could reasonably believe there’s no need to hold the line when the new policy is to step in and generously pay off old student loans with somebody else’s money. It’s also troubling to hear a sitting United States senator so casually proposing the confiscation of some people’s property so it can be given to other people. Warren has also put forward a proposal for a “Real Corporate Tax” that would collect $1 trillion over 10 years as well as an increase in the estate tax. Student debt weighs on millions of Americans and on the economy more broadly as people find it more difficult to obtain credit or make major purchases. Serious proposals for new repayment plans and eventual debt forgiveness deserve consideration and debate in this presidential race. But Warren’s plan doesn’t. — The Orange County Register, April 26

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UA fully committed to the student experience A laska V oices J im J ohnsen This time of year, many Alaskans are focused on Juneau. That makes sense given the important decisions being made in our capitol, including funding for education from pre-school through to the University of Alaska. While we are concerned about the uncertainty around our budget, we are not uncertain about our commitment to those who really matter to all of us at the University of Alaska — our students. That’s because this is the time of year when thousands of UA graduates will cross a stage, receive their diploma, and move out into the world. We celebrate these impressive men and women and their achievements at every level — from occupational endorsements to doctorates — and I am proud of each and every one of them for their success. Earning a workforce endorsement or college degree requires hard work and dedication, and it is the university’s job to make the student experience as valuable, rewarding and efficient as possible. We’re not always perfect, but we are committed to providing an exceptional experience for our students as they prepare for their chosen profession and for success in an increasingly competitive world. To enable prospective students to explore the entire UA system for the program best suited to their interests we’ve created an accessible website to open all the options available at UA. Through this new virtual gateway — myfuture. — prospective students can create a profile and explore programs at any or all of UA’s campuses. Regardless of whether a student is new to higher education or has attended before, provides information on choosing a degree, transferring credits, navigating programs, finding financial

support, and other resources to help them on their higher education journey. Along the way, our students will find opportunities for real world experiences both inside and outside of the classroom that are unique to Alaska and made possible by our many partnerships with local employers. Pilot training, nursing and mining internships, and more are all a part of the UA experience. In Anchorage, UAA students in our Data Science and Artificial Intelligence program will soon be able to participate in an academic partnership with one of our state’s premier financial management firms. In Fairbanks, UA partners with the mining industry — a major driver of the Alaska economy. Teck Red Dog asked the university for help on mineral recovery and water remediation issues, and we responded. Multiple mines also partner with UA on federal grant research, which has led to the development of the nation’s first mill operator occupational endorsement program, and a mill simulator for training. In Kenai and Delta, our Mining and Petroleum Training Service [MAPTS] program, in partnership with scores of businesses, has provided more than 100,000 Alaskans with training and development or new occupational skills to meet the growing need for highly skilled resource development workforce. The university has a long history of serving both the educational needs of students and the workforce needs of the state through career and technical training. We’ve reduced tuition in more than 300 of these courses to encourage more Alaskans to gain these valuable skills. These programs are also ideal for employers looking to cost effectively develop employees’ skills and for individuals looking to change careers or increase their credentials. These are just a few examples of our commitment to the state and its goal of 65% of working-age Alaskans having a postsecondary credential by the year 2025. To reach this goal, we are committed to serving all students: those new, returning, or continuing their post-secondary education. And we are commit-

ted to doing so in innovative ways, including affordable, high-quality online programs. UA looks to the future with optimism and vision. So let me give you a sneak peek at what UA might look like in 2040. At, we visualize that future. The interactive website demonstrates how UA puts its complete focus on meeting our students’ educational interests through innovative programs that meet needs and create opportunities for a strong future for Alaska. UA is working hard to modernize, to be more user-friendly and accessible to students and employers in all parts of the state including updating our administrative functions. In early May, we announced a redesign of our human resources services by consolidating four administrative human resources offices into one. A single HR office with key staff at each university will improve service and reduce costs through process standardization, improvement, and automation. Despite year after year of funding cuts from the state, the University of Alaska is strong. We are the state’s largest source of a skilled workforce, from nurses, accountants and engineers to educators and project managers. We lead the world in Arctic research and we serve Alaskans all across the state with practical knowledge about agriculture, fish processing, and a host of other topics that are important in our daily lives. Yes, the university has many challenges, including uncertainty about our state funding. But as Alaskans have done for literally thousands of years, we face our challenges with certainty in our commitment to provide our people the skills, the knowledge, and the drive to build the Alaska we all want. So while we await decisions from Juneau, I ask that you join your university in celebrating our graduates with confidence that they are prepared to lead the way to Alaska’s future.

very slow moving project that has been going on for over 18 years — a public boat launch along the 36 Mile Funny River collector road infrastructure. A public boat launch on our side of the Kenai River is absolutely needed. The benefits are clear. For example do you know that: There are 16 public boat launches on the north side of the Kenai River drainage. Except for the city of Soldotna’s Centennial Park, there is not one public boat launch along the south side of the Kenai River drainage. There are 2,153 platted residential lots and a variety of business here, and the number of full-time residents is growing very quickly now that natural gas is available. The Funny River Chamber of Commerce and Community Association Board of Directors formally endorsed the absolute need for a public boat launch in September 2004 as recommended in the Economic Development Plan for the community Public bank fishing along the Funny River Road corridor has become very limited to almost nonexistent because of the closure of bank fishing by the state, and without a public boat launch you must drive to the lower river to bank fish. The most promising site for a public boat launch is, and has always been,

where the 146-acre Hansen Ranch property was, which is now owned by the state and now also closed to all bank fishing as it was believed in 2004 that all that was necessary was to improve the existing boat launch site that had been in continuous use since 1947. And most importantly, access to this state-owned site would not impact upon any established subdivision and, with minor improvements, you could launch your boat off current if the entrance to the launch site was directly across from the Bird Golf Course through the “old horse pasture.” Yes, off current, not like the Pillars or Kasilof. The way things are now is not RIGHT. We as a community need to stand up, get organized and say enough is enough. My community deserves the same infrastructure as that provided in the lower Kenai and the Kasilof Rivers with new and improved and public boat launches. As a community we need to have legal access to a safe boat launch. In summary, as a community we need start making “noise” to our elected officials to get this project off of dead zero while the state continues to throw up every excuse and obstacle it can generate or facilitate to simply wear us down and hope we just die and go away.

Jim Johnsen is the president of the University of Alaska.

Letter to the Editor Time for a boat launch in Funny River What’s Wrong With This Picture? As a member of the Funny River Community for the past 40-plus years, I have been privileged to know and learn from the few remaining original pioneer builders of this area. They had the rare can-do way about them, along with an untiring spirit to get things done that improved the community here for everyone. Our beautiful community here in Funny River has developed through the years — to the extent that we are now living in the most sought-after place to make a home on the peninsula. Just look at the things that have been done to improve our way of life: • Community center building with later expansions • New church • New fire station • Natural gas • Convenience store • Golf course • Fish guiding services These things did not just happen. A lot of effort and heated “battles” were involved. And because of that can-do attitude and get-things-done spirit that live on in many of our younger residents, we won; we improved our way of life. However, we now find ourselves in a

— John Grunza, Funny River Road

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Nation/World US sending aircraft carrier to Mideast By LOLITA BALDOR and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is sending an aircraft carrier group to the Middle East ahead of schedule and warning that Iran and its proxy forces are showing “troubling and escalatory” indications of a possible attack on American forces in the region. Exactly what prompted the action was unclear, but it marked a further step in sharply rising tensions between the Trump administration and the Islamic Republic. National Security Adviser John Bolton said Sunday night the U.S. was deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the Middle East, intending to send a message that “unrelenting force” will meet any attack on American forces or allies. “The United States is not seeking war with the Iranian regime, but we are fully prepared to respond to any attack, whether by proxy, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps or regular Ira-

nian forces,” he said. Neither Bolton nor other officials would provide any details about the supposed threat, which comes as the Trump administration wages a campaign of intensifying pressure against Iran and nearly a year after it withdrew from an Obamaera nuclear deal with Tehran. In Iran, the semi-official ISNA news agency on Monday quoted an anonymous official as saying that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani planned a broadcast address Wednesday and might discuss “counteractions” Tehran will take over America’s withdrawal from the international nuclear deal. The agreement limited Iran’s enrichment of uranium amid Western concerns that Tehran’s program could allow it to build nuclear weapons. Iran insists its program is for peaceful purposes. With its pressure campaign, the U.S. administration is trying to get Iran to halt activities such as supporting militant activities that destabilize the Middle East and threaten U.S. al-

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lies, including Israel, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. “Our objective is to get the Islamic Republic of Iran to behave like a normal nation,” Pompeo told reporters during a visit to Finland. “When they do that, we will welcome them back.” The order to the carrier group would get the Abraham Lincoln into the Middle East about two weeks earlier than initially planned following exercises in the Mediterranean region, according to a U.S. defense official who wasn’t authorized to speak

publicly, so spoke on the condition of anonymity. It forces the ships to cancel a planned stop in Croatia. For years, the U.S. maintained a carrier presence in the Persian Gulf and Middle East region. During the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, there were two carriers in the area, but that was reduced to one. Last year the administration decided to end the continuous carrier presence, and send a strike group only intermittently into the region. The U.S. Navy currently has no aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf.

US plans to hike tariffs Friday, claims China broke promises

In this 2018 file photo, a jockey truck passes a stack of 40-foot China Shipping containers at the Port of Savannah in Savannah, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File) By Paul Wiseman and Joe McDonald The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Accusing Beijing of “reneging” on commitments it made in earlier talks, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said Monday that the Trump administration will increase its tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods early Friday, a sharp escalation in a yearlong trade dispute. At the same time, a Chinese trade delegation is expected to arrive in Washington to resume negotiations on Thursday, a day later than originally planned. Treasury Secretary Ste-

ven Mnuchin, who briefed reporters with Lighthizer, said that Trump officials learned over the weekend that Chinese officials “were trying to go back on some of the language” that had been negotiated in 10 earlier rounds of talks. Mnuchin and Lighthizer offered no details of China’s alleged backsliding, and there was no immediate response from Beijing. The U.S. officials said that at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time Friday, the administration will raise tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports from 10% to 25%. President Donald Trump had announced plans to raise those tariffs via Twitter on Sunday, expressing

frustration with the pace of negotiations. The reiteration Monday of the president’s threat from three high-level Trump officials reinforced the administration’s determination to throw Beijing on the defensive. By threatening to raise taxes on Chinese imports, Trump is throwing down a challenge to Beijing: Agree to sweeping changes in China’s government-dominated economic model — or suffer the consequences. The unexpected ultimatum shook up financial markets, which had expected the world’s two biggest economies to resolve a yearlong standoff over trade, perhaps by the end of the week. “It’s a significant change in the president’s tone,” said Timothy Keeler, a partner at the law firm Mayer Brown and former chief of staff for the U.S. Trade Representative. “It certainly increases the possibility that you’ll have no deal.” For weeks, Trump administration officials had been suggesting that the U.S. and Chinese negotiators were making steady progress.

Suddenly on Sunday, Trump said he had lost patience: “The Trade Deal with China continues, but too slowly, as they attempt to renegotiate. No!” he tweeted. Trump also said he planned “shortly” to slap 25% tariffs on another $325 billion in Chinese products, covering everything China ships to the United States. The two countries are engaged in high-stakes commercial combat over China’s aggressive push to establish Chinese companies as world leaders in cutting-edge fields such as robotics and electric vehicles. The United States accuses Beijing of predatory practices, including hacking into U.S. companies’ computers to steal trade secrets, forcing foreign firms to hand over technology in exchange for access to the Chinese market and unfairly subsidizing Chinese firms at the expense of foreign competitors. The Trump administration has imposed 10% tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports and 25% tariffs on another $50 billion. The Chinese have retaliated by targeting $110 billion in U.S. imports.

Israel’s Gaza blockade under scrutiny after latest violence By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press

JERUSALEM — For 12 years, Israel has maintained a blockade over the Gaza Strip, seeking to weaken the territory’s militant Hamas rulers. And for 12 years, Hamas has remained firmly in power, developing a thriving homegrown weapons industry along the way. This weekend’s violence, the worst in a string of flare-ups since a 2014 war, provided the latest illustration of the limitations of the blockade and fueled calls Monday in Israel for a rethinking of the longstanding policy, which many see as ineffective and even counterproductive. “Israel, similar to the leaders in Gaza, must look forward. Only an economic solution to the Gaza Strip, and orderly work, will bring quiet and money and dignity,” Smadar Peri, a veteran Israeli defense commentator, wrote in the Yediot Ahronot daily. “It would be a very good idea, in tandem with the umpteenth talks on a cease-fire, to decide to steer toward a businesslike dialogue.” This will be no easy

task. Israel and Hamas are bitter enemies that have fought three wars since the Islamic group seized control of Gaza from the internationally recognized Palestinian Authority in 2007. Israel considers Hamas, which seeks Israel’s destruction, a terrorist group, while Hamas sees Israel as an illegal occupier. They do not speak to one another, communicating through Egyptian, Qatari and U.N. mediators. The Israeli blockade has been a driving factor in the three wars, numerous smaller battles and countless rounds of negotiations over the years as Hamas demands an easing of the closure in exchange for a halt in rocket fire. Israel and Egypt, which borders Gaza to the south, imposed the blockade after the 2007 Hamas takeover, seeking to prevent Hamas from smuggling weapons into the territory. Since then, Israel has controlled Gaza’s airspace and coastline, and restricted the flow of goods and people in and out of the territory. Eitan Dangot, the former commander of COGAT, the Israeli defense body responsible for Pales-

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tinian civilian affairs, said Israel has no choice but to enforce the blockade. “Because Hamas has refused to accept Israel as a state, refused to move toward disarmament, refused

to declare a long-term cease-fire and stop launching rockets, we have all the right to maintain the blockade as long as we can avert a humanitarian crisis,” he said.

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker is proposing that all gun owners be licensed by the federal government, a process that would include an interview and safety training. National licensing is one of more than a dozen specific proposals in a sweeping gun control agenda the U.S. senator from New Jersey released on Monday. It’s his second policy rollout in three weeks as he tries to break through the crowded Democratic primary field . While current gun owners and first-time buyers would be subject to the federal license requirement, a transition period would allow current owners to come into compliance, the Booker campaign said. No such national gun license program currently exists. Thirteen states and the District of Columbia have enacted some form of licensing or permit rules before people can buy guns, according to the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. “I am sick and tired of hearing thoughts and prayers for the communities that have been shattered by gun violence — it is time for bold action,” Booker said in a statement. Last month during a high-profile speech in his hometown of Newark, Booker vowed to “bring a fight” to the National Rifle Association, which generally opposes gun restrictions. Booker, a former mayor of Newark, New Jersey’s largest city, said gun violence is an issue close to him, with several people being shot in his neighborhood recently. “We must step up and deal with something that is crushing communities, destroying lives and really just tearing apart families,” Booker said in an interview on CBS’ “CBS This Morning.” Booker’s gun control agenda includes universal background checks for gun buyers; the reinstitution of a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity firearm magazines; and the modernization of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Student who charged a campus gunman remembered as a hero WAYNESVILLE, N.C. — Family, hundreds of friends and a military honor guard on Sunday remembered a North Carolina college student credited with saving classmates by rushing a gunman firing inside their lecture hall. Riley Howell, 21, was fatally shot Tuesday while tackling the gunman accused of killing Howell and one other person and wounding four more at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Howell has been called a hero. “A man I never knew is now a man I’ll never forget,” the Rev. Robert Blackburn remembered one young man’s sign reading as Howell’s body was returned earlier this week to his hometown in the Blue Ridge Mountains. His memorial service was held Sunday at a 1,900-seat auditorium on the grounds of a Methodist retreat on Lake Junaluska. Blackburn opened the service by asking participants to remember the horror of the shooting, pray for the other victims, and offer compassion for the family of the man arrested in the case, Trystan Andrew Terrell. Terrell, a 22-year-old former UNC-Charlotte student, has been charged with first-degree murder, firstdegree attempted murder and other offenses in connection with the attack. A military honor guard outside the auditorium stood at attention as a trumpeter played through open doors. Howell had been enrolled in a second semester of college ROTC courses at UNC-Charlotte, though he wasn’t among those pursuing a career as a military officer, said Lt. Col. Chunka Smith, who runs the school’s Army ROTC program. Howell’s mother received a folded American flag from a military honor guard, which came on stage during the memorial. Howell was a big-hearted, affectionate person with an adventurous streak who loved Star Wars and superhero tales, his siblings recounted. Riley “unapologetically lived as who he was” and set an example to be “bigger than the small things this world wants us to be hung up on,” said his sister Iris. “My superhero doesn’t wear a cape, he wears Tevas,” said his brother Teddy. — The Associated Press

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Kenai Central soccer sweeps Soldotna By JEFF HELMINIAK Peninsula Clarion

The Kenai Central soccer teams traveled to Soldotna and came away with a sweep Monday in Peninsula Conference action between the rivals. The Kardinals girls received two goals from senior captain Olivia Brewer in notching a 2-1 victory and moving to 5-3-3 overall and 4-0-2 in the league, while the Stars fell to 8-5-2 and 2-1-2. In the boys game, Leif Lofquist scored twice in a 3-0 victory that sent the Kards to 7-3-2 and 5-0-1 marks, while SoHi dropped to 9-6-0 and 3-2-0. Kenai girls coach Dan Verkuilen said the win was emotional because Brewer wanted it so badly. “It was the last time playing SoHi on our fields, and she wanted to walk off with a win,” said Verkuilen, whose team had tied SoHi at 1 on April 22. “It’s a healthy competition with them. We love all the players on both teams, but we do love to beat them.” In the tie earlier this season, the theme was Kenai going more aggressively to the ball. That continued Monday. “I was not happy with how they were going to the ball,” Soldotna girls coach Jimmy Love said. “They wanted it

more than we did and that’s why they won the game.” Verkuilen said giving a talented team like SoHi time and space when attacking is simply not an option. “Our team goal was to be first going to the ball and, as a whole, I think we probably did that,” Verkuilen said. With both teams playing stout defense, there were not a lot of golden scoring chances. Brewer made the most of a shot from about 35 yards out with three minutes left in the half, drilling it into the upper reaches of the net. In the second half, Verkuilen said his squad worked on cutting down the gap between the forwards and the midfield. That resulted in more pressure and 14 minutes into the half Alyssa Bucho won a penalty kick by getting fouled in the box. Brewer calmly tucked it away for a 2-0 lead. With about 18 minutes left, Soldotna badly needed a spark and got it when Kenai handled the ball in the penalty box, leading to a goal by Meijan Leaf. With the momentum, Soldotna started getting to the ball better, but could not crack the Kenai defense. Love said the Stars should have played like that the entire game. “Too little, too late would be my response to that,” he said.

Truex Jr. triumphs at Dover By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer

DOVER, Del. — Martin Truex Jr. stood next to the 60-pound metallic gold Monster trophy on the victory lane stage and was uncertain about how many fingers he should flash for his celebratory photo. “Two for the season or three for Dover?” Truex asked. How about one of each? Truex solved his snapshot situation about as efficiently as he weaved through traffic from the back of the field to win a Monday race at Dover International Speedway for the second time in his Cup career.

On Tap Peninsula high school sports Tuesday Soccer Homer girls at Nikiski, 4 p.m. Homer boys at Nikiski, 6 p.m. Seward girls at Soldotna, 4 p.m. Seward boys at Soldotna, 6 p.m. Softball Homer at Soldotna, 6 p.m. Baseball Soldotna at Kenai, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Baseball Soldotna at Homer, 6:30 p.m. Thursday Soccer Kenai girls at Homer, 6 p.m. Homer boys at Kenai, 6 p.m. Thunder Mountain girls vs. Soldotna, 7 p.m. Thunder Mountain boys vs. Soldotna, 5 p.m. Voznesenka girls at Nikiski, 4 p.m. Softball Homer at Houston, 5, 7 p.m. Friday Soccer Thunder Mountain girls at Homer, 7 p.m. Thunder Mountain boys at Homer, 5 p.m. Houston girls at Nikiski, 4 p.m. Houston boys at Nikiski, 6 p.m. Redington girls at Seward, 4 p.m. Redington boys at Seward, 6 p.m. Softball Homer at Blue and Gold Battle in Anchorage Soldotna at Kodiak, 6 p.m. Baseball Homer at Wasilla, 7 p.m. Grace at Kenai, 6:30 p.m. Soldotna at Kodiak, 6 p.m. Saturday Soccer Homer girls at Soldotna, 2 p.m. Homer boys at Soldotna, 4 p.m. Thunder Mountain boys at Kenai, noon Thunder Mountain girls at Kenai, 10 a.m. Redington girls at Nikiski, noon Redington boys at Nikiski, 2 p.m. Houston boys at Seward, 1 p.m. Houston girls at Seward, 11 a.m. Softball Homer at Blue and Gold Battle in Anchorage Soldotna at Kodiak, noon Baseball Homer at Colony, 4 p.m. Kenai at Houston, 4 p.m. Soldotna at Kodiak, 1 p.m. Track Borough meet at Homer, 10 a.m. throwing, noon running Monday Homer at Kenai, 6 p.m.


The Stars were without freshman scoring sensation Rhys Cannava, who received a red card Saturday against Wasilla, but Love said players should have been able to step up and fill Cannava’s role. Verkuilen praised the effort of Brewer, and also said Karley Harden worked hard up front. Alissa Maw, Jenna Streiff and Damaris Severson were a wall in back, while Taylor Pierce continues to show more patience and touch in the midfield. Kenai boys 3, Soldotna 0 The Kardinals, who defeated the Stars 4-2 on April 22, notched a sweep in the regular season series. Lofquist, a sophomore, gave the Soldotna defense fits, proving time and again he’s one of those players who can put his head down and work through three or four defenders. “Leif — he’s a lethal, lethal guy,” Soldotna head coach David Holmes said. “If he’s able to turn and face you, it’s almost like it’s over.” Holmes said the plan was to get the ball from Lofquist while he still had his back to the goal, but that plan broke down just three minutes into the game when defender

Kenai Central’s Alissa Maw (left, red armband) congratulates Olivia Brewer (right, red armband) on her second half goal Monday at Soldotna High School. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Travis Verkuilen stole the der in the midfield. Redder perfectly weighted through See KICK, page A7 ball and found Damien Red- quickly fed Lofquist with a

Scoreboard Basketball NBA Playoffs CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Sunday, May 5 Toronto 101, Philadelphia 96, series tied 2-2 Denver 116, Portland 112, series tied 2-2 Monday, May 6 Milwaukee 113, Boston 101, Milwaukee leads series 3-1 Houston 112, Golden State 108, series tied 2-2 Tuesday, May 7 Philadelphia at Toronto, 4 p.m. Portland at Denver, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8 Boston at Milwaukee, 4 p.m. Houston at Golden State, 6:30 p.m. All Times ADT

Hockey NHL Playoffs CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Friday, May 3 Carolina 5, N.Y. Islanders 2, Carolina wins series 4-0 Dallas 2, St. Louis 1 Saturday, May 4 Boston 4, Columbus 3 San Jose 2, Colorado 1 Sunday, May 5 St. Louis 4, Dallas 1, series tied 3-3 Monday, May 6 Boston 3, Columbus 0, Boston wins series 4-2 Colorado 4, San Jose 3, OT, series tied 3-3 Tuesday, May 7 Dallas at St. Louis, 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 8 Colorado at San Jose, 5 p.m. All Times ADT

Racing NASCAR-Gander RV 400

Monday At Dover International Speedway Dover, Del. Lap Length: 1 mile (Pole Position in parentheses) 1. (13) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 400. 2. (5) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 400. 3. (3) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 400. 4. (6) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 400. 5. (1) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 400. 6. (15) Erik Jones, Toyota, 400. 7. (4) Joey Logano, Ford, 400. 8. (2) William Byron, Chevrolet, 400. 9. (10) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 400. 10. (22) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 400. 11. (14) Daniel Suarez, Ford, 400. 12. (9) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 399. 13. (19) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 399. 14. (12) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 399. 15. (11) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 399. 16. (7) Aric Almirola, Ford, 399. 17. (18) Paul Menard, Ford, 399. 18. (21) Ryan Newman, Ford, 398. 19. (16) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 398. 20. (17) Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota, 398. 21. (8) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 397. 22. (25) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 397. 23. (30) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 397. 24. (26) Michael McDowell, Ford, 395. 25. (23) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, 394. 26. (24) David Ragan, Ford, 393. 27. (27) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet, 393. 28. (29) Ryan Preece, Chevrolet, 392. 29. (28) Corey LaJoie, Ford, 392. 30. (36) Ross Chastain, Chevro-

let, 389. 31. (31) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 389. 32. (32) Matt Tifft, Ford, 387. 33. (20) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 386. 34. (33) Cody Ware, Ford, 383. 35. (37) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, Engine, 356. 36. (35) Quin Houff, Chevrolet, Too Slow, 168. 37. (34) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, Engine, 96. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 127.242 mph. Time of Race: 3 Hours, 8 Minutes, 37 Seconds. Margin of Victory: 9.501 Seconds. Caution Flags: 6 for 31 laps. Lead Changes: 15 among 11 drivers. Lap Leaders: C. Elliott 1-107; J. Logano 108-123; B. Keselowski 124-181; K. Harvick 182; K. Busch 183; W. Byron 184-188; M. McDowell 189; C. Elliott 190-223; A. Bowman 224-239; M. Truex Jr. 240-243; C. Elliott 244; M. Truex Jr. 245-319; C. Elliott 320-322; J. Johnson 323-326; D. Suarez 327347; M. Truex Jr. 348-400. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): Chase Elliott 4 times for 145 laps; Martin Truex Jr. 3 times for 132 laps; Brad Keselowski 1 time for 58 laps; Daniel Suarez 1 time for 21 laps; Alex Bowman 1 time for 16 laps; Joey Logano 1 time for 16 laps; William Byron 1 time for 5 laps; Jimmie Johnson 1 time for 4 laps; Kyle Busch 1 time for 1 lap; Michael McDowell 1 time for 1 lap; Kevin Harvick 1 time for 1 lap.

Baseball AL Standings

East Division W L Pct GB Tampa Bay 22 12 .647 — New York 20 14 .588 2 Boston 17 19 .472 6 Toronto 15 20 .429 7½ Baltimore 13 22 .371 9½ Central Division Minnesota 21 12 .636 — Cleveland 18 15 .545 3 Detroit 15 16 .484 5 Chicago 15 18 .455 6 Kansas City 12 24 .333 10½ West Division Houston 21 14 .600 — Seattle 19 18 .514 3 Texas 16 16 .500 3½ Los Angeles 15 19 .441 5½ Oakland 15 21 .417 6½ Monday’s Games Chicago White Sox 9, Cleveland 1 N.Y. Yankees 7, Seattle 3 Baltimore 4, Boston 1 Minnesota 8, Toronto 0 Tampa Bay 12, Arizona 1 Houston 6, Kansas City 4 Tuesday’s Games Chicago White Sox (Giolito 2-1) at Cleveland (Rodriguez 0-1), 2:10 p.m. Seattle (Gonzales 5-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 2-3), 2:35 p.m. Boston (Velazquez 0-2) at Baltimore (Hess 1-4), 3:05 p.m. Texas (Sampson 0-1) at Pittsburgh (Brault 0-1), 3:05 p.m. Minnesota (Berrios 5-1) at Toronto (Sanchez 3-2), 3:07 p.m. Arizona (Clarke 0-0) at Tampa Bay (TBD), 3:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Canning 0-0) at Detroit (Norris 1-0), 3:10 p.m. Kansas City (Duffy 0-1) at Houston (McHugh 3-3), 4:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Mahle 0-4) at Oakland (Fiers 2-3), 6:07 p.m. All Times ADT

NL Standings

East Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 19 15 .559 — Atlanta 18 17 .514 1½ New York 16 19 .457 3½ Washington 14 20 .412 5 Miami 10 24 .294 9 Central Division

St. Louis 21 14 .600 — Chicago 19 13 .594 ½ Milwaukee 21 16 .568 1 Pittsburgh 16 15 .516 3 Cincinnati 15 20 .429 6 West Division Los Angeles 23 14 .622 — Arizona 20 15 .571 2 San Diego 20 16 .556 2½ Colorado 16 19 .457 6 San Francisco 15 20 .429 7 Monday’s Games Cincinnati 12, San Francisco 4 Tampa Bay 12, Arizona 1 Milwaukee 5, Washington 3 Miami 6, Chicago Cubs 5 St. Louis 6, Philadelphia 0 L.A. Dodgers 5, Atlanta 3 San Diego 4, N.Y. Mets 0 Tuesday’s Games Texas (Sampson 0-1) at Pittsburgh (Brault 0-1), 3:05 p.m. Arizona (Clarke 0-0) at Tampa Bay (Stanek 0-1), 3:10 p.m. Washington (Strasburg 3-1) at Milwaukee (Peralta 1-1), 3:40 p.m. Philadelphia (Nola 2-0) at St. Louis (Hudson 2-2), 3:45 p.m. Miami (Smith 3-0) at Chicago Cubs (Lester 2-1), 4:05 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 1-4) at Colorado (Senzatela 2-1), 4:40 p.m. Cincinnati (Mahle 0-4) at Oakland (Fiers 2-3), 6:07 p.m. Atlanta (Fried 4-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 3-1), 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Syndergaard 2-3) at San Diego (Quantrill 0-1), 6:10 p.m. All Times ADT

White Sox 9, Indians 1 Chi. 201 113 010—9 13 0 Cle. 000 010 000—1 10 1 Nova, Burr (8), Minaya (9) and J.McCann; Bauer, Ramirez (6), Wittgren (8), Cimber (8), Edwards (9) and R.Perez. W_Nova 1-3. L_Bauer 4-2. HRs_Chicago, McCann (4), Moncada (7).

Yankees 7, Mariners 3 Sea. 000 210 000—3 7 1 NY 241 000 00x—7 9 0

and Murphy, C.Kelly; Snell, Roe (7), Sadler (8) and Zunino. W_ Snell 3-3. L_M.Kelly 3-3. HRs_ Tampa Bay, Pham (5), Garcia (5).

Reds 12, Giants 4 SF 010 003 000—4 5 0 Cin. 520 005 00x—12 14 1 Pomeranz, Vincent (2), Venditte (5), Dyson (6), Bergen (7), Sandoval (8) and Vogt; DeSclafani, Duke (7), Wa.Peralta (9) and Casali. W_DeSclafani 2-1. L_Pomeranz 1-4. HRs_San Francisco, Sandoval (3). Cincinnati, Suarez (10), Senzel 2 (3).

Cardinals 6, Phillies 0 Phi. 000 000 000—0 5 0 SL 000 240 00x—6 7 0 Velasquez, E.Garcia (5), Alvarez (6), E.Ramos (8) and Realmuto; Mikolas, Brebbia (8), Hicks (9) and Molina. W_Mikolas 4-2. L_ Velasquez 1-2. HRs_St. Louis, Molina (3), Carpenter (4), DeJong (7).

Brewers 5, Nationals 3 Was. 200 000 100—3 5 4 Mil. 110 000 21x—5 11 1 Scherzer, Jennings (7), Suero (7), Sipp (8) and Gomes, Suzuki; Chacin, Burnes (6), Claudio (7), Jeffress (8), Guerra (9) and Grandal. W_Claudio 1-1. L_Jennings 0-2. Sv_Guerra (2). HRs_Washington, Eaton (3), Kendrick (5).

Marlins 6, Cubs 5 Mia. 002 001 003—6 6 0 Chi. 300 001 001—5 8 1 Alcantara, Kinley (6), N.Anderson (6), Steckenrider (7), Conley (8), Romo (9) and Alfaro; Hamels, Edwards Jr. (7), Brach (8), Strop (9), Ryan (9) and Contreras. W_Conley 1-3. L_Strop 1-2. Sv_Romo (6). HRs_Miami, Berti (1). Chicago, Rizzo (9), Bryant (5).

Padres 4, Mets 0 NY 000 000 000—0 4 0 SD 000 010 12x—4 7 0

F.Hernandez, Sadzeck (6), Bradford (8) and Narvaez; Sabathia, Holder (6), Ottavino (6), Britton (7), Cessa (9) and G.Sanchez. W_Sabathia 2-1. L_F.Hernandez 1-3. HRs_Seattle, Gordon (3), Santana (7). New York, Voit (10), Estrada (1), Gardner (6).

deGrom, Wilson (8) and W.Ramos; Paddack, Stammen (8) and Hedges. W_Paddack 3-1. L_deGrom 2-4. Sv_Stammen (1). HRs_San Diego, Renfroe (8).

Orioles 4, Red Sox 1

Atl. 000 002 100—3 5 1 LA 112 010 00x—5 9 0

Bos. 000 010 000—1 3 0 Bal. 040 000 00x—4 8 1 Smith, Hembree (4), Weber (5) and Vazquez; Means, Fry (8), Givens (8) and Severino. W_Means 4-3. L_Smith 0-1. Sv_Givens (4). HRs_Baltimore, Villar (4).

Twins 8, Blue Jays 0 Min. 120 210 101—8 12 0 Tor. 000 000 000—0 3 2 M.Perez, R.Harper (8), Magill (9) and J.Castro, Garver; Stroman, Hudson (5), Gaviglio (7), Biagini (9), Pannone (9) and Jansen. W_M.Perez 5-0. L_Stroman 1-5. HRs_Minnesota, Polanco (6), Rosario (12), Castro (4).

Astros 6, Royals 4 KC 000 220 000—4 9 1 Hou. 111 002 01x—6 11 0 Junis, Barlow (6), Wi.Peralta (8) and Maldonado; Cole, Harris (7), Rondon (8), Osuna (9) and Chirinos. W_Cole 3-4. L_Junis 3-3. Sv_Osuna (8). HRs_Kansas City, Dozier (9), Mondesi (5). Houston, Chirinos (4), Correa (8), Springer (11).

Rays 12, Diamondbacks 1 Ari. 000 000 001—1 2 0 TB 151 000 32x—12 13 1 M.Kelly, Godley (5), Murphy (8)

Dodgers 5, Braves 3

Gausman, Dayton (5), Newcomb (6), Webb (8) and B.McCann; Buehler, P.Baez (8), Urias (9) and Barnes. W_Buehler 4-0. L_Gausman 1-3. Sv_Urias (1). HRs_Atlanta, Markakis (4), Freeman (7).

Transactions BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB — Suspended Atlanta RHP Kevin Gausman five games and fined him an undisclosed amount for intentionally throwing a pitch at Miami’s José Ureña during a May 3 game. American League BOSTON RED SOX — Placed LHP David Price on the 10-day IL, retroactive to May 3. Selected the contract of RHP Ryan Weber from Pawtucket (IL). CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Reinstated RHP Ryan Burr from the 10-day IL. Purchased the contract of OF Charlie Tilson from Charlotte (IL). Transferred RHP Nate Jones to the 60-day IL. NEW YORK YANKEES — Reinstated OF Clint Frazier from the 10-day IL. National League CHICAGO CUBS — Recalled RHP Carl Edwards Jr. from Iowa (PCL). Optioned RHP Dillon Maples to Iowa.

NEW YORK METS — Acquired RHP Wilmer Font from Tampa Bay for a player to be named or cash. Transferred OF Yoenis Céspedes to the 60-day IL. Placed LHP Jason Vargas on the 10-Day IL. Recalled RHP Corey Oswalt from Syracuse (IL). Activated LHP Justin Wilson from the 10-Day IL. Optioned RHP Tim Peterson to Syracuse. FOOTBALL National Football League CAROLINA PANTHERS — Released S Da’Norris Searcy. Waived OT Isaiah Battle, CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed CB Jhavonte Dean, RB Trayone Gray and LB Willie Harvey. Waived RB Darrin Hall, CB Ashton Lampkin and LB Xavier Woodson-Luster. GREEN BAY PACKERS — Signed CB Chandon Sullivan and WR Darrius Shepherd. Released RB Lavon Coleman. LOS ANGELES RAMS — Resigned LB Bryce Hager to a oneyear contract. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Signed WR Xavier Ubosi. NEW YORK JETS - Waived QB Brandon Silvers. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Signed P A.J. Cole and DT Ronald Ollie. Waived P Drew Kaser and OT Jamar McGloster. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Signed LB LaRoy Reynolds to a one-year contract and RB Austin Walter to a three-year contract. Waived DL Ryan Delaire. HOCKEY National Hockey League DETROIT RED WINGS — Named Pat Verbeek assistant general manager. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Promoted Al Murray to assistant general manager-director of amateur scouting; Jamie Pushor to assistant general manager-director of player personnel; and Stacy Roest to assistant general managerdirector of player development and general manager of Syracuse (AHL). Named Mathieu Darche director of hockey operations. WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Reassigned F Axel Jonsson-Fjallby from Djurgardens IF (Swedish Hockey League) to Hershey (AHL). SOCCER Major League Soccer COLUMBUS CREW — Acquired M David Guzman from Portland for an international roster spot for 2019. PORTLAND TIMBERS — Acquired $100,000 in targeted allocation money in 2020 and $75,000 in general allocation money in 2019 from Houston for a 2019 international slot. Acquired F Brian Fernández from Liga MX and added him to the as a designated player. COLLEGE BUTLER — Announced men’s basketball graduate C Derrik Smits has transferred from Valparaiso. GEORGIA — Announced women’s junior basketball G Mikayla Coombs has transferred from UConn. GEORGIA TECH - Announced men’s sophomore basketball G Bubba Parham has transferred from VMI. ST. ANDREWS — Named Stephanie Kot women’s soccer coach. SOUTH CAROLINA - Announced women’s basketball sophomore G Destiny Littleton has transferred frim Texas. TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY — Announced the resignation of director of athletics Chris King to become vice president and director of athletics at Robert Morris. TEXAS TECH — Signed athletic director Kirby Hocutt a two-year contract extension through 2027.

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Rays defeat Diamondbacks By The Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell took a perfect game into the sixth inning and Tommy Pham hit his first career grand slam, leading the Tampa Bay Rays over the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-1 on Monday night. Snell (3-3) rebounded from allowing a career-high seven runs over three innings of an 8-2 loss at Kansas City last week to hold the Diamondbacks without a hit until Ildemaro Vargas singled with two outs in the sixth. Snell got out of the inning and finished with nine strikeouts in an 83-pitch outing. PADRES 4, METS 0 SAN DIEGO — Pumpedup rookie Chris Paddack struck out a career-high 11 to outduel NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom, and Hunter Renfroe homered for San Diego against New York.

zel hit a leadoff homer after a swarm of bees finally left home plate, and the rookie connected again his next time up, leading Cincinnati past San Francisco. The wild game included a record-tying four Reds getting plunked in one inning. Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval pitched the eighth and also hit a batter.

YANKEES 7, MARINERS 3 NEW YORK — New York pounced on Seattle’s Félix Hernández, building a big cushion for CC Sabathia in a showdown of acclaimed veterans.

BREWERS 5, NATIONALS 3 MILWAUKEE — A long night and day of travel for Washington got even worse when it wasted a pair of leads, made four errors and lost to Milwaukee.


TORONTO — Martin Perez and two relievers combined on a three-hitter, Eddie Rosario LOS ANGELES — Walker hit his AL-leading 12th home Buehler shook off a rough play- run and Minnesota blanked off start against Atlanta last year, Toronto. matching a season high with eight strikeouts while pitching Los Angeles to victory. CARDINALS 6,


MARLINS 6, CUBS 5 CHICAGO — Pedro Strop walked three batters in the ninth inning and Miami took advantage, rallying for three runs to halt Chicago’s winning streak at seven games.



ST. LOUIS — Miles Mikolas pitched seven stellar innings and Yadier Molina hit one of three home runs as St. Louis beat Philadelphia.

Soldotna’s Kaleb Swank and Kenai Central’s Connor Felchle battle for the ball Monday at Soldotna High School. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

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ORIOLES 4, RED SOX 1 BALTIMORE — Jonathan Villar hit a grand slam, John Means handcuffed Boston’s torrid offense over seven innings and Baltimore beat Boston.

CLEVELAND — Tim Anderson chased Trevor Bauer after the All-Star tweeted a playful message to Anderson earlier in the day, Yoán Moncada had a two-run homer and ASTROS 6, ROYALS 4 four RBIs, and Chicago routed Cleveland to stop a three-game HOUSTON — George losing streak. Springer, Carlos Correa and Robinson Chirinos each homREDS 12, GIANTS 4 ered to lead Houston past KanCINCINNATI — Nick Sen- sas City.

ball, and the dynamic forward did the rest. “Leif got great tutelage from probably the greatest Kenai striker of all time in Zack Tuttle,” Kenai head coach Shane Lopez said. “By the end of the season, Zack was always feeding Leaf for goals. It was almost like the passing of the torch.” Lopez also was quick to point out that Lofquist’s teammates make the for-

ward dangerous, particularly playmakers like Redder and Tomas Levy-Canedo. “I’m so proud of the guys,” Lopez said. “They worked so hard for each other and took care of each other on the pitch.” With just four minutes left in the half, Redder stormed through the midfield and pushed the ball to Levy-Canedo, who immediately found Nate Beiser with a step on his defender in the box. Beiser turned and finished. SoHi did have its opportunities to get back in the game. In the seventh minute

Rockets even series with Warriors By The Associated Press

HOUSTON — James Harden scored 38 points and the Houston Rockets held on for a 112-108 win over the Golden State Warriors on Monday night to even their Western Conference semifinals series at 2-2. The Rockets were up by nine before the Golden State scored the next seven points, capped by a 3 from Stephen Curry, to get within 110-108 with 19 seconds left. Harden made one of two free throws with 11.5 seconds left. Kevin Durant missed a 3 after that. But the Warriors got the rebound and Curry also missed a 3-point attempt before Golden State was forced to foul Chris Paul. He made one of two free throws with 2.9 seconds left to secure the victory.

After losing the first two games of the series on the road, the Rockets head back to Golden State for Game 5 on Wednesday night with momentum on their side after their overtime win in Game 3 before Monday night’s victory. The Warriors got 34 points from Kevin Durant, who had 46 in the Game 3 loss. BUCKS 113, CELTICS 101 BOSTON — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 39 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Bucks to a victory over the Celtics in Game 4 of their second-round playoff series and move Milwaukee within one win from its first trip to the Eastern Conference finals since 2001. The Bucks have won three straight since losing the opener of the best-of-

seven series at home. They can eliminate the Celtics in Game 5 at home on Wednesday night and reach the East finals for the first time since the ‘01 team of Ray Allen and Glenn Robinson fell to Philadelphia’s Allen Iverson and Dikembe Mutombo in seven games. One game after Antetokounmpo was two assists shy of a triple-double, he scored 17 points with seven rebounds in the fourth quarter to help the Bucks pull away. Reserves George Hill, who scored 15 points, and Pat Connaughton, who had nine points and 10 rebounds, again led the Bucks bench, which outscored Boston’s 32-7. In what might be his last home game for the Celtics, Kyrie Irving scored 23 points with 10 assists. But he was 7 for 22 from the floor, including 1 for 7 from 3-point range; after leading all scorers with 26 points in Boston’s Game 1 blowout, he has made 19 of 62 shots and just 4 of 20 from 3-point range.

Bruins top Blue Jackets, advance first career overtime playoff goal was a bit complicated: Dump in the puck, hit a guy along the boards, fall down, scramble back up, skate toward the net and knock it in. The captain’s reaction right after was not — a big, toothy grin with arms raised to greet eager teammates. Landeskog scored 2:32 into overtime after Colorado squandered a late lead in regulation and the Avalanche beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 on Monday night to force a decisive Game 7 in their Western Conference semifinal series. “To do that, on home ice, it’s very exciting,” Landeskog said. “I haven’t been happy with my offensive output this time of year. I haven’t been dangerous enough.” He was certainly a danger on the final play. Landeskog charged after a puck he banged into the zone and then hit Erik Karlsson with enough force to knock off the Sharks defenseman’s helmet. Landeskog got back up, took the pass from rookie defenseman Cale Makar and sent it by Martin Jones to help the Avalanche escape elimination. Game 7 is Wednesday in San Jose. The winner will play either Dallas or St. Louis in the conference final. The Stars and Blues are tied heading into Game 7 in St. Louis on Tuesday. The Sharks are 7-4 all-time in Game 7s, including an overtime win over Vegas in the first round, while the Avalanche have a 4-6 mark since relocating to the Mile High City. “Sixty minutes away from a Western AVALANCHE 4, SHARKS 3, OT Conference final,” Landeskog said. “Who DENVER — Gabriel Landeskog’s would have thought before the season? ...

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Tuukka Rask made 39 saves and recorded his sixth career playoff shutout as the Boston Bruins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 Monday night to clinch their second-round series and advance to the Eastern Conference final. Rask was supported by great defensive play in front of the net in the Bruins’ third straight victory for a 4-2 win in the best-of-seven series, which came despite being outshot 39-29 in Game 6. Boston advances to face the Carolina Hurricanes, who swept the New York Islanders in four games. The Bruins advanced to the Eastern Conference final for the first time since the 2012-13 season, when they lost in the Stanley Cup finals. David Krejci scored in the first period, and Marcus Johansson and David Backes had third-period goals for the Bruins, who gave up four power plays to the Blue Jackets but stonewalled Columbus on a number of chances. Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky had an outstanding postseason but allowed two quick goals in the third period that sealed another hard, tight-checking game and the series for Boston.

The last thing they wanted to do was play another one in San Jose. We accomplished step No. 1 and now we have to regroup and win another one.” J.T. Compher scored twice and had an assist, while Tyson Jost added another goal. Philipp Grubauer made 19 saves, including a pad save on Tomas Hertl early in OT. Marc-Edouard Vlasic scored twice, including the tying goal off the skate of an Avalanche defenseman with 2:28 remaining, and Brent Burns added another for the Sharks, who overcame one-goal deficits on three occasions. “We were positive. We felt like we could win this game,” Sharks forward Logan Couture said. “We just needed a little bit more. We needed a little bit more people involved in the game.” This has been a back-and-forth series. San Jose captured Game 1 and the two have alternated wins the rest of the way. The combined score in the series is 17-16 in favor of the Sharks. “It’s been punch, counter-punch, punch,” Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said. “What did they do tonight that we didn’t do? They found a way to get an extra goal.” Colorado has been playing desperate hockey since late in the regular season just trying to sneak into the playoffs. The team went 8-0-2 down the stretch to secure the eighth seed. The Avs haven’t lost back-toback games since mid-March. “Every game was kind of an elimination game for us, so to speak,” defenseman Erik Johnson said.

of the second half, SoHi’s Kaleb Swank got on a cross right in front of goal, but he was contested and his sliding kick hit the crossbar and bounced out. Kenai jumped right into a counterattack and Lofquist was stymied by an excellent save by Hunter Woodward to keep the Stars from a devastating sequence. “Woody’s a great goalie,” Holmes said. “He’s been very important for us all season.” After breaking through against four defenders with eight minutes to play and again being stopped by

Woodward, Lofquist broke through to seal the game with two minutes to play. Levy-Canedo sent him a simple ball up the left sideline, and Lofquist broke down the defense himself from there. Goalie Braedon Pitsch and the Kenai defense were able to complete the shutout against SoHi’s dangerous trio of Swank, Alex Montague and Josh Heiber. “We’ve got a phenomenal group back there,” Lopez said. “We graduated all six in back, but the news guys have stepped up and come together.”

Today in History Today is Tuesday, May 7, the 127th day of 2019. There are 238 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 7, 1945, Germany signed an unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Rheims (rams), France, ending its role in World War II. On this date: In 1763, Pontiac, chief of the Ottawa Indians, attempted to lead a sneak attack on British-held Fort Detroit, but was foiled because the British had been tipped off in advance. In 1789, America’s first inaugural ball was held in New York in honor of President George Washington, who had taken the oath of office a week earlier. In 1915, a German U-boat torpedoed and sank the British liner RMS Lusitania off the southern coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 people, including 128 Americans, out of the nearly 2,000 on board. In 1939, Germany and Italy announced a military and political alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis. In 1945, the 1944 Pulitzer Prizes were awarded; winners included John Hersey for his novel “A Bell for Adano,” Mary Chase for her play “Harvey,” and Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal for his picture of the Iwo Jima flag-raising. In 1954, the 55-day Battle of Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam ended with Vietnamese insurgents overrunning French forces. In 1963, the United States launched the Telstar 2 communications satellite. In 1975, President Gerald R. Ford formally declared an end to the “Vietnam era.” In Ho Chi Minh City -- formerly Saigon -- the Viet Cong celebrated its takeover. In 1984, a $180 million out-of-court settlement was announced in the Agent Orange class-action suit brought by Vietnam veterans who said they’d been injured by exposure to the defoliant. In 1992, the latest addition to America’s space shuttle fleet, Endeavour, went on its first flight. In 1998, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz agreed to buy Chrysler Corp. for more than $37 billion. Londoners voted overwhelmingly to elect their own mayor for the first time in history. (In May 2000, Ken Livingstone was elected.) In 2004, Army Pfc. Lynndie England, shown in photographs smiling and pointing at naked Iraqi prisoners, was charged by the military with assaulting the detainees and conspiring to mistreat them. (England was later convicted of conspiracy, mistreating detainees and committing an indecent act, and sentenced to 36 months; she served half that term.) Ten years ago: A federal jury in Paducah, Kentucky, convicted a former soldier, Steven Dale Green, of raping and fatally shooting a 14-year-old girl after killing her parents and younger sister while he was serving in Iraq. (Green was sentenced to life without possibility of parole; he hanged himself in prison in February 2014.) Former Illinois police Sgt. Drew Peterson was indicted for murder in the death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. (Peterson was convicted of murdering Savio, and was sentenced to 38 years in prison.) Mickey Carroll, one of the last surviving Munchkins from the 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz,” died in Crestwood, Missouri, at age 89. Five years ago: Russian President Vladimir Putin softened his tone in a confrontation with the West, declaring that he had pulled his troops away from the Ukrainian border. The Nation’s Report Card said America’s high school seniors lacked critical math and reading skills for an increasingly competitive global economy. The International Olympic Committee awarded the exclusive U.S. broadcast rights to NBC for an additional six games in a record $7.75 billion deal. One year ago: First lady Melania Trump unveiled what she called the “Be Best” public awareness campaign to help children, focusing on childhood well-being, social media use and opioid abuse. Retired Lt. Col. Oliver North, the Marine at the center of the Iran-Contra affair in the Reagan administration, was named president of the National Rifle Association. New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that he would be resigning from office after he was accused of physical violence by women with whom he had been involved; Schneiderman had been a high-profile advocate for women’s issues. Today’s Birthdays: Rhythm-and-blues singer Thelma Houston is 76. Actress Robin Strasser is 74. Singer-songwriter Bill Danoff is 73. Rock musician Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead) is 73. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is 72. Rock musician Prairie Prince is 69. Movie writerdirector Amy Heckerling is 67. Actor Michael E. Knight is 60. Rock musician Phil Campbell (Motorhead) is 58. Country musician Rick Schell is 56. Rock singer-musician Chris O’Connor (Primitive Radio Gods) is 54. Actress Traci Lords is 51. Actor Morocco Omari is 49. Singer Eagle-Eye Cherry is 48. Actor Breckin Meyer is 45. Rock musician Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys) is 33. Actress-comedian Aidy Bryant is 32. Actor Taylor Abrahamse is 28. Actor Alexander Ludwig is 27. Actress Dylan Gelula is 25. Thought for Today: “Be a philosopher but, amid all your philosophy be still a man.” -- David Hume, Scottish philosopher (1711-1776).

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you, as well as professional priorities. As a result, you’ll be a happier person. Your creativity emerges as the way to find an appropriate solution to a problem. Others admire the way you approach a problem. Tonight: As you like it. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH You could be tired and willing to do anything that will work for you. Don’t close down an unusual idea that comes in from left field. You could be delighted by how valuable and effective this idea can be. Tonight: Read between the lines. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHHH You cannot deny the strength of your imagination and the power of a particular partnership. Spend time with this associate or loved one; benefit from the innate strengths of this bond. The other party can only feel appreciated. Tonight: Be a duo. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH You know how to respond to an onslaught of friends and perhaps a loved one. Defer to a loved one who seems to like leading but also makes your life easier. You’ll like kicking back a bit and being able to deal with an issue or project without other demands on top of you. Tonight: Put your best foot forward. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH Dealing with one key person adds dimension to your life. How you handle a temperamental person defines your emotional breadth and security. If you slow down and evaluate your interactions, you could really shine. Tonight: Get errands done first. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHHH You desire the opportunity to kick up your heels and make the most of a situation. Your need for fun and frolic emerges. How you handle a difficult situation plays into a decision to adapt more to your needs. Tonight: Fun and more fun. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHH Look beyond the obvious. You see a situation as substantially different. Your way or style takes you in a new direction. Confusion might force your hand and make a quick decision. Tonight: Get as much R and R as possible. BORN TODAY Political figure Eva Peron (1919), actor Gary Cooper (1901), wrestler Owen Hart (1965)


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Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, May 7, 2019: This year, you’ll have logic, endurance and wit on your team. You’ll like others’ responses. If single, your circle of friends will grow, as will the possibility of finding “the one.” Your ability to communicate adds power to a bond. If you’re attached, you and your partner enjoy relating to each other and can often be found chatting away together. GEMINI sometimes gives you an earful. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHH Confusion could add a degree of discouragement. If you don’t discipline your imagination, your mind could be rattled by endless possibilities. If possible, don’t react; stay even and caring. Start planning a mini vacation or schedule a special workshop you’ve been eyeing. Tonight: Relax to great music. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH You might feel overly possessive and jealous. Your insecurity might be the result of finding out something a loved one or friend refuses to share. You could feel as though someone is not working with you. Get some feedback. You just could be right. Tonight: Curb a sense of insecurity. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH Your powerful attitude touches many diverse people and forces you to think. A partner could be tired and fatigued. With your sixth sense and a partner’s desire to move in closer, what you want could happen. Tonight: As you like it. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHH Even with confusion and changes in plans, you know how you feel. Your lack of desire and energy is reflected in your interactions. Your caring comes in from left field. Tonight: Focus on extra R and R. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH Zero in on a long-term desire. A partner might offer you something that could be close to a dream. You could be discouraged by an associate’s negativity or unavailability. Your caring comes through. Tonight: Allow wildness to enter. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHH Stay on top of what’s important to

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Champ is their dog and they are not sharing him. I was very upset since he was our dog for two years. I no longer have a relationship with my son over the dog and girlfriend, and my mother has a broken heart. Am I wrong here? -- CANINE WAR IN CALIFORNIA DEAR WAR: You weren’t wrong to be upset. Your mistake was letting the disagreement cause an estrangement from your son. If Champ’s incessant howling causes a problem for Bobby’s neighbors, he and his girlfriend might be receptive to letting you and Grandma take him while they are working. However, if they cannot see the logic, consider adopting a rescue dog to ease your mother’s aching heart and give her something else to love other than Champ. READER ALERT! If you know a student who would like to enter the $5,000 Dear Abby College Columnist Scholarship Contest, see the information at scholarship and learn more. The deadline is fast approaching. 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 or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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DEAR ABBY: My sister “Thea” has distanced herself from the family. I understand why she did. Our parents were mentally, physically and emotionally abusive while we were growing up, with one who instigated the issues and the other taking it out on us kids. I feel stuck in the middle of chaos. My parents have started to work on their behaviors and make amends for past conduct. It comes a bit too late for apologies, even for me, but I decided to give them a second chance since they seem sincere. Thea told them she wants nothing to do with them. Recently, she contacted me asking me to suggest that my parents help out a family member who was in dire straits. I told Thea I would suggest it, but I couldn’t guarantee what their response would be. Their response was that if she wanted something from them, she needed to ask them herself and not through an intermediary. I’m at a loss as to how to tell both sides that I’m tired of being the middleman, as this has become an emotional thing between all parties involved. I’m also not sure how to open the discussion for them to air their differences whether they reconcile or not. Help! -- STUCK IN THE MIDDLE DEAR STUCK: Thea has cut herself off



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Public Safety Court reports The following judgments were recently handed down in Kenai District Court: n Mitchell Mahurin, 45, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release, committed Jan. 3. He was fined $500 with $250 suspended, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, and placed on probation for 12 months. n Johnny Ernest Riddle, 60, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal trespass (vehicle), committed Aug. 16. he was fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, ordered to have no contact with a specifically named person, and placed on probation for 12 months. n Deborah Ann Roberts, 62, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to failure to stop for a school bus, committed Mar. 26. She was fined $250 and a $100 court surcharge and placed on probation for 12

Police reports Information for this report was taken from publicly available law enforcement records and includes arrest and citation information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. n On May 3 at 12:48 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to the report of a disturbance at a Sterling residence. Kurt Nelson, 49, of Sterling, was contacted during the investigation and was found to have intentionally damaged a cell phone belonging to a household member. Nelson was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on the charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief (domestic violence). n On May 2 at 5:45 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team received a report of theft from a Soldotna-based business. Investigation revealed a theft of electronic equipment taken from the store, totaling $500. The investigation is ongoing. n On May 3 at 8:21 a.m., Soldotna-based Alaska State Troopers were investigating a report on Knight Drive in Soldotna. During the course of the investigation, troopers came into contact with Troy Weilbacher, 50, of Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Weilbacher was two outstanding warrants. Weilbacher was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on his warrants, with bail set at $100.O n On May 1 at 9:45 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a call from Wildwood Pretrial, reporting that a male who was a new inmate at Wildwood had a controlled substance on his person. The male, Joshua Jensen, 32, of Anchorage, was remanded for first-degree promoting contraband. n On May 1 at 12:59 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a burglary off Tri Road in Kasilof. The burglary is believed to have taken place sometime in September, 2018. There are currently no suspects or leads. Anyone with information should please contact the troopers at 907262-4453. n On May 1 at 3:43 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a call regarding a burglary that took place off Sport Lake Road. The caller reported that a summer home had been broken into. There are currently no suspects or leads. If anyone has any information, please contact the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers at 262-4453. n On May 3 at 2:27 p.m., Alaska State Troopers in Seward received a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report regarding a vehicle driving erratically in Cooper Land-

months. n Lance Adams Tackett, 21, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed June 2. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail or on electronic monitoring with 27 days suspended, fined $3,000 with $1,500 suspended, a $75 court surcharge, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and $66 for the first three days of monitoring ordered, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had his license revoked for 90 days, ordered ignition interlock for six months, and placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n Lance Adams Tackett, 21, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one count of violating condition of release and one count of interfering with the report of a domestic violence crime, domestic violence offenses committed June 20. On the count of violating condition of release, he was fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100

suspended and placed on probation for 12 months. On the count of interfering with the report of a domestic violence crime, he was ordered not to consume or buy alcohol for 12 months, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment and an anger management program, and placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n Randy Lee Wise, 49, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to improper use of registration, title or plates, committed Apr. 4. He was fined a $100 court surcharge and placed on probation for 12 months. The following judgments were recently handed down in Kenai Superior Court: n Mitchell Lee Mahurin, 45, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Apr. 27, 2018. He was sentenced to three years in prison with two years suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 sus-

pended, ordered to pay $250 cost of appointed counsel, forfeited all items seized, ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to consume alcohol at all, not to use, possess, handle, purchase, give or administer any controlled substance, including marijuana, without a valid prescription, ordered not to associate with individuals who use or sell illegal controlled substances nor enter or remain in places where illegal controlled substances are used, manufactured, grown or sold, ordered to undergo a drug/ alcohol assessment and follow any treatment recommendations, and was placed on probation for three years after serving any term of incarceration imposed. n Danny Earl Matson, 39, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault (serious injury, reckless), committed May 25, 2018. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison with six years suspended, credited for time already served in this case, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $200 jail

surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $200 cost of appointed counsel, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited all items seized, ordered, among other conditions of probation, to have no contact with victim, to complete a batterer’s intervention program, to complete a substance abuse evaluation and comply with treatment recommendations, and was placed on probation for five years after serving any term of incarceration imposed. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n Justin Michael West, 22, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to second-degree theft, committed Jan. 8. Imposition of sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation for three years, fined a $200 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $150 cost of appointed counsel, forfeited items seized and ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to consume alcohol to excess, to have no contact with Chosen Construction, and

to submit to search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of alcohol to excess and stolen property. All other charges in this case were dismissed. The following dismissals were recently handed down in Kenai District Court: n A charge of disorderly conduct (loud noise, public/private) against Arthur Dwayne Hirth, 56, of Kenai, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Apr. 7. n A charge of first-degree criminal trespass (in a dwelling) against David T. Obrien, 38, of Kenai, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Dec. 4. n Charges of one count of violating condition of release and one count of second-degree criminal trespass (upon premises) against Mitchell Lee Mahurin, 45, of Kenai, were dismissed. Date of the charges was Dec. 27. n A charge of unlawful contact against James Loren West, 50, of Soldotna, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Apr. 2.

ing. Troopers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and identified the driver as Kristopher Bayes, 27, of Nikiski. Bayes is on probation for a prior vehicle theft conviction. Investigation revealed that Bayes had stolen the vehicle within the past 24 hours from a Nikiski residence and was taking it off of the Kenai Peninsula when he was stopped. Bayes was arrested for first-degree vehicle theft and taken to the Seward Jail. n On May 1 at 4:03 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a domestic violence protective order violation. Investigation revealed Robert Antila, 51, of Soldotna had violated the order by using a electronic device to unlawfully contact someone. n On May 2 at 9:49 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a stolen vehicle from Alyeska Tire in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Christian Athey, 22, and Karli Bell, 19, both of Soldotna, stole the vehicle on May 1. The vehicle was recovered. Christian Athey was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. A warrant was requested for Karli Bell. n On May 2 at 10:23 a.m., Soldotna-based Alaska State Troopers received a report of burglary off Lou Morgan. It is believed that the burglary took place on Apr. 30. If the public has any questions, contact the troopers at 262-4453. n On May 4 at 4:58 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to the report of a disturbance at a residence in the Holt Lamplight area of Nikiski. Amanda Moore, 22, of Nikiski, was contacted during the investigation and found to have damaged property valued under $250. After investigation, Moore was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on the charge of fifth-degree criminal mischief (domestic violence). n On May 4 at about 1:20 p.m., Seward Alaska State Troopers were advised of an injured hiker near Flattop Mountain. Jonathon Landgren, 36, reported that his hiking companion, Steven Reed, 34, of Kenai, had dislocated his shoulder, was unable to hike out, and was requesting medevac. Lifemed responded and transported Reed in stable condition to the Providence Hospital Emergency Room in Anchorage. n On May 4 at 8:22 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team responded to a report of a disturbance occurring at a residence located near Mile 101 of the Sterling Highway in Soldotna and contacted Ricky Thomas Echuck, 46, of Platinum. Investigation revealed that a distur-

bance had occurred between Echuck and a family member. Echuck was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail on the charge of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence). n On May 2, Alaska Wildlife Troopers conducted a traffic stop on Ariel Lemmon, 25, of Soldotna. During the course of the traffic stop, troopers determined that Lemmon was in possession of crystal methamphetamine. Lemmon was issued a misdemeanor citation on-scene for fourth-degree misconduct involving controlled substances. n On May 5 at about 3:50 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to the report of a disturbance in Soldotna. Edward Parson, 56, of Soldotna, was contacted during the investigation and was found to have trespassed on the property of and tampered with the property of a household member. After investigation, Parson was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on the domestic violence charges of second-degree criminal trespass and fifth-degree criminal mischief. n On May 1 at 1:33 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a 911 hangup call on Alut Avenue in Anchor Point. Troopers contacted Stacy Anderson, 43, of Anchor Point, and determined that she had an outstanding warrant for her arrest. The warrant was for failing to appear on an original charge of no vehicle insurance, with bail set at $100. Anderson was arrested and taken to the Homer Jail. n On Apr. 30 at about 10:50 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a theft of Cloyds Road in Anchor Point. Investigation showed that Hayden Patterson, 21, of Homer, had stolen numerous items from a vehicle parked on an uninhabited property. Jadzia Martin, 21, of Anchor Point, was found with Patterson when contacted by a relative of the property owner, and they returned part of the stolen property, then fled into the woods. Further investigation showed that both Patterson and Martin were on conditions of release in other criminal cases. Martin and Patterson were located on May 1 by Homer police and arrested by troopers and were taken to the Homer Jail. n On May 1 at about 2:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received information that a vehicle carrying Dakota Zellin, 28, of Homer, was at the Homer dump. Zellin had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for a felony probation violation. Troopers and Homer police responded to the Homer dump, and Zellin fled into

the woods. A trooper K9 responded to the scene, but after several hours of searching, troopers were not able to locate Zellin. During the investigation, troopers contacted Rachel Kerr, 38, of Homer, who had been with Zellin. Kerr was arrested, and during a search of her person, troopers found she was in the possession of methamphetamine. Kerr was taken to the Homer Jail. Troopers are still looking for Zellin, and anyone with information is asked to contact Alaska State Troopers at 907-262-4453. n On May 5 at 12:44 p.m., Alaska State Troopers were dispatch to a residence on Rensselaer Lane in Soldotna for a report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed that Noah D. Price,

23, of Soldotna, went to the residence of a family member and stole a item from one of their vehicles while trespassing. Price attempted to steal the vehicle and destroyed the item he stole. Investigation also revealed that Price had an active arrest warrant for failure to appear for pretrial conference hearing on the original charge of driving while license revoked for driving under the influence. Price was arrested for seconddegree theft, attempted firstdegree vehicle theft, fifthdegree criminal mischief, first-degree and second-degree criminal trespass, and the active warrant and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail. n On May 5 at 8:55 p.m., Alaska State Troop-

ers responded to a reported domestic disturbance at a residence in Nikiski. Investigation revealed that a woman had been assaulted and property had been damaged at the residence. A suspect has been identified, but fled prior to trooper’s arrival. Investigation continues. n On May 5 at 10:18 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a 911 hang-up call at a residence off Irish Hills Avenue, near Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Laura Cristine Hinz, 32 of Soldotna, had violated her conditions of release by consuming alcohol. Her original charges were domestic violence assault and assaulting a police officer. She was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail, pending arraignment.

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This mushroom season, a reminder to watch what you (and your dogs) eat Abby Spegman The Olympian (Olympia, Wash.)

As an amateur mycologist — that’s someone who studies fungi — Ellen King Rice was concerned to see mushrooms she thought were from the Amanita pantherina group sprouting near her home west of Olympia. These can be attractive

to dogs given their fishy smell, but can cause a coma-like sleep if eaten, according to the North American Mycological Association. They also can cause drowsiness, nausea and vomiting in people. Ah, spring: the sun is out, the birds are chirping — and the mushrooms are here, a good time to



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son, which brings more varieties and quantities, runs late September until the first hard frost. Maxwell said she is not so concerned about Amanita pantherina, which are common in these parts and help trees they grow under to absorb minerals and water. “They are actually good guys, even though

they’re not good for us,” Maxwell said, adding she does not recommend anyone eat them. This time of year she worries more about morel look-alikes called Gyromitra esculenta, which can be poisonous and even deadly, according to the North American Mycological Association. The association warns

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remember some types can spell trouble. “You really need to know what you’re doing,” Marian Maxwell of the Puget Sound Mycological Society said to would-be mushroom hunters. Spring mushroom season typically starts at the end of April and lasts until June, when it gets too hot and dry. The fall sea-


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even the coveted morel can cause problems if consumed raw or not thoroughly cooked. Maxwell said when it comes to people and pets, the best advice is don’t eat a mushroom unless you know what it is. She recommends not relying on pictures but seeking out expert advice or training in the field.

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Meet August Very nice boy but he does love to bark if no one is paying attention to him. He has a thick coat and will need someone to keep him groomed. He seems to like most of the dogs here at the shelter.

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