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In the news Authorities say man raped woman at police station FAIRBANKS — A man was arrested after a surveillance camera showed him raping a woman inside an Alaska police station, authorities said. An emergency dispatcher alerted officers after security cameras caught the assault in the station vestibule, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Tuesday. An officer pulled the man off the unconscious woman, who then woke up and was taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, police say. Devan Thomas Gage, 25, was arrested Monday at the station and told officers he thought it would be “adventurous” to rape an incapacitated woman in a police station, authorities said. Gage told officers he acted “really just out of boredom” and said it was a mistake, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday in Fairbanks court. The video footage shows Gage and the woman entering the vestibule around 4 a.m. and appearing to fall asleep on a bench before Gage got up and forced himself on the woman while she was unconscious, authorities said. The woman fell to the floor after an officer pulled Gage off of her and slowly regained consciousness. The woman appeared confused and became emotional, telling an officer she never consented to have sex with Gage, the complaint said. Gage said he was sober, did not have any mental or medical problems and had been with the woman all night, according to police, who found an empty bottle of vodka in his pocket. Alaska law prohibits operation of a motor vehicle by anyone with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or more. A breath test showed the woman registered 0.3%. Gage registered 0%, police said. — Associated Press

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Dunleavy plans special session By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press

JUNEAU — Gov. Mike Dunleavy plans to call lawmakers into a special session, saying they did not appear to be on course to finish major unresolved issues by Wednesday’s constitutional deadline. Details on the timing and location of the special session were expected later. Dunleavy told reporters Wednesday evening that a change of venue might make a difference and said there has been interest in meeting in the MatanuskaSusitna Valley. The Republican Dunleavy is from See PLANS, page A2

Alaska House Speaker Bryce Edgmon, left, speaks to House Minority Leader Lance Pruitt before the start of the House floor session Wednesday in Juneau. Wednesday marked a constitutional deadline for the end of the regular session. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

Chamber discusses Pebble Mine’s impact on bear habitats While much of the discussion over the proposed Pebble Mine project in Bristol Bay has focused on its impact to the area’s fishing industry, the project’s potential impact to another

Late-stage chinooks not as safe as thought By Cristy Fry Special to the Homer News

What about the bears? By Brian Mazurek Peninsula Clarion


species was up for debate at yesterday’s Joint Kenai/Soldotna Chamber Luncheon. During a presentation, Sam Snyder with the Wild Salmon Center and Drew Hamilton with Friends of McNeil River shifted the focus to how the mine would affect brown bears.

A professional bearviewing guide who works out of Homer, Hamilton said that many of his colleagues in the bear-viewing industry fly to the western side of Cook Inlet — specifically areas in Lake Clark National Park, the Katmai National Park and Preserve

and the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary and Refuge — for the bulk of their tours. Together, these areas are home to the largest concentration of brown bears in the world, with around 2,200 in Katmai National Park alone. Hamilton said See BEARS, page A3

Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences have made a discovery about mortality in late-stage chinook salmon — fish that have been in the marine environment for two years or more — that is a bit surprising. The researchers, Andy Seitz and Michael Courtney, have been using pop-up satellite tags to study chinook salmon since 2013. A satellite tag is attached to a fish, where it collects data on temperature, depth and ambient light intensity. On a pre-programmed date, the tag releases from the fish, pops up to the surface of the ocean and transmits its stored data to satellites that researchers can access from a computer. They were testing whether the tags are an effective tool for studying chinook salmon ecology and behavior. “It has been assumed that the early stage in the ocean is more dangerous,” Seitz told See SAFE, page A3

Investigators recover floatplane wreckage By Ben Hohenstatt Juneau Empire

The dead are identified, the injured are recuperating and the investigation continues into Monday’s fatal floatplane crash near Ketchikan. Wednesday marked the start of the National Transportation Safety Board’s investigation into what preliminary information indicates was a mid-air collision of a Taquan Air floatplane and a Mountain Air floatplane at 12:21 p.m. Monday, which killed six and injured 10. “A lot of work was conducted today,” said National Transportation Safety Board member Jennifer Homendy, during a press conference Wednesday afternoon in Ketchikan. “We requested a lot of in-

A Coast Guard Station Ketchikan 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew searches for survivors from downed aircraft in the vicinity of George Inlet near Ketchikan, Monday. (Courtesy photo/U.S. Coast Guard)

formation. We started our interview process. We interviewed the pilot of the Taquan plane, and we’ve

interviewed a lot of the passengers.” “I have not had the opportunity to speak with any

More than 200 students enrolled in homeless assistance program By VICTORIA PETERSEN Peninsula Clarion

Enrollment in a program that provides assistance to homeless students has stabilized since the beginning of the school year. As of May 10, 218 students were enrolled in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s Students in Transition Program, Kelly King, program coordinator for the district,


said. The 16-year-old program provides services to homeless students and students no longer in the custody of their parent or legal guardian. The number puts the 2018-2019 school year roughly on track to match previous years. On average, the program serves around 250 students per year. At the beginning of the school year, the program

saw a 42% increase from previous years in the number of students the program was serving, with 98 students referred by midSeptember. In comparison, 69 students were identified as homeless at the same time in 2017, prompting fears of a spike in student homelessness. At the beginning of the school year, King said she See 200, page A3

of the investigators or participants in the interviews,” she added. However, she did have

information about both efforts to recover wreckage from the two planes and an investigation that she said will yield a preliminary report in about two weeks. The two wreckage sites are about a mile apart, Homendy said, and their debris fields were drastically different. She said the Taquan plane was submerged under 75 feet of water and about 50 feet away from shore. It was recovered and placed on a barge, and it will be placed in a secure hangar. “The debris field is much larger for the Mountain Air plane,” Homendy said. “It’s estimated at 1,000 feet by 3,000 feet.” Tuesday, Homendy said the debris fields could be a sign that the plane began to come apart in the air. See PLANE, page A3

South Peninsula Hospital names CEO Staff Report Homer News

A former Central Peninsula Hospital Chief Executive Officer and South Peninsula Hospital Chief Financial Officer has been named the new CEO for South Peninsula Hospital. In a press release on Wednesday, the SPH board of directors announced it has selected Ryan Smith to be the new CEO. Smith now works as

CEO of Memorial Hospital of Converse County in Douglas, Wyoming. He started his career in health care administration as CFO in Homer from 1996-98. He was CEO of Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna for five years from 2006-11, leaving to be CEO at Memorial Hospital. Smith ran CPH at the time of a fatal shooting in November 2008 when a former employee entered the hosSee CEO, page A3

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. . . Plans Continued from page A1

Wasilla. He said it also could be in Juneau. Senate Finance Committee Co-Chair Bert Stedman, a Sitka Republican, said the Capitol is Juneau and it would make sense to have the special session here. Up until Dunleavy’s announcement, the day was marked by an hours-long House floor session with bills including board extensions and a measure intended to allow the Alaska State Fair to continue selling alcohol. But there had been no public meetings on a sweeping crime package or the state operating budget. Also undecided was how to handle the dividend paid to residents from the state’s oil-wealth fund, the Alaska Permanent Fund. “We’ve been looking at the pace, we’ve been watching this,” Dunleavy said of announcing his intention for a special session hours ahead of the deadline, adding later: “It just doesn’t appear it’s going to happen.” House Speaker Bryce Edgmon, in a statement, said the decisions lawmakers face “are simply too important to rush.” “We have worked hard to achieve meaningful compromise, and we are committed to continuing our work to get these monumental decisions right for Alaska,” the Dillingham independent said. Heading into the day, House and Senate negotiators had nearly reached agreement on an operating budget that shunned the level of cuts Dunleavy proposed to areas like the university system and ferry system. But a decision remained on the divisive issue of what to do about the dividend. Dunleavy, speaking with reporters earlier in the day, made clear his expectation that residents receive a full dividend from Alaska Permanent Fund earnings after three years of capped pay-

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outs. “We will use all the tools available to us to make sure that that law is followed,” said Dunleavy, who has veto powers and the ability to call special sessions. Senate President Cathy Giessel said members were thinking about what Dunleavy wants for the dividend and how to do that but also what the dividend program could look like going forward. “There’s only so much money, and we’re trying to figure out how best to share the wealth with citizens,” the Anchorage Republican said. “It is something that has been a legacy in this state, and we don’t want it to be something that cripples the state and the ability to provide services.” The Senate, in its version of the budget, proposed a full dividend payout, which would equate to checks estimated to be around $3,000 each and cost $1.9 billion. But that proposal left a $1.2 billion deficit that would need to be filled, and some members said they saw the full payout as a negotiating point. The House didn’t address the dividend in its version of the budget but leaders said they planned to address it later.

The dividend calculation has not been followed the last three years amid ongoing debate over a persistent budget deficit. Lawmakers who agree with Dunleavy’s call for a full payout argue that unless the law is changed, the calculation should be followed. Others consider the calculation outdated and unsustainable. The rub comes with the Legislature’s decision last year to use permanent fund earnings — long used to pay dividends — to help cover government costs amid disagreements over budget cuts and taxes and a continued drawdown of savings. Lawmakers also last year sought to limit what could be taken from fund earnings to pay for dividends and government. Alaska has no statewide sales or personal income taxes, and Giessel said, “at this point, we don’t see that people want a tax, either.” The earnings reserve account was valued at $19 billion at the end of April, and Dunleavy has argued the money is there to pay full dividends. But critics worry about overspending from the reserve. There has been discussion, also unresolved, about taking billions from earnings, which are spendable,

and putting them into the fund’s principal, which has constitutional protections. The House Rules Committee introduced a resolution calling for a future special session to address use of permanent fund earnings. It was on Wednesday’s House calendar, but not immediately taken up. House and Senate budget negotiators as part of their deliberations agreed to advance funding for schools for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2020. That is similar to action taken by lawmakers last year to fund schools for the upcoming fiscal year that Attorney General Kevin Clarkson has argued is unconstitutional. Dunleavy said he expected action on the budget, crime package, dividend and education funding. He has called for lawmakers to include in the budget school funding. Legislative leaders have balked, standing behind their actions last year in approving money for the coming year as valid. Dunleavy, who had been making a push for proposed constitutional amendments related to spending, taxes and the dividend, said those could be worked on over the next year. Those measures haven’t gotten much traction with lawmakers.



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Around the Peninsula 2019 Celebration of Birds The Keen Eye Bird Club is hosting the 2019 Celebration of Birds, which features the 2019 Annual 24-hour Midnight Sun Big Sit at the Kenai Wildlife Viewing Platform on the Bridge Access Road, from 6 a.m. Saturday, May 18 to 6 a.m., Sunday, May 19. Plus three consecutive Saturday bird walk opportunities led by local bird enthusiasts. Schedule follows: May 18 Kasilof Flats Hot Spot 1-3 p.m.; Kenai Flats Hot Spot, 4-5:30 p.m.; May 25 Kenai Wildlife Refuge Walk, 8-10 a.m.; June 1 Bishop Creek/Stormy Lake Walk 8-10 a.m. Families encouraged. Weather appropriate clothing is suggested. For more information refer to the Kenai Peninsula Birding Festival Facebook Page or call 262-7767.

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that he has seen 78 brown bears in a single quartermile stretch along the McNeil River. Hamilton said that bear viewing has been an industry on the rise over the last several years and broke down a recent economic study from the University of Alaska Fairbanks that illustrates this. According to the study, the bear-viewing industry reported $34.5 million in sales in 2017, and 371 new hires were made in the industry in that year alone. Hamilton’s concern is that the Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the Pebble Project recently put out by the Army Corps of Engineers did not take brown bears or the bearviewing industry into account when analyzing the potential impacts of the mine. Part of the proposed project includes a 38-mile road corridor stretching from the southern shore of Lake Iliamna to the Cook Inlet, and Hamilton said that a portion of that road would be just 250 yards

. . . Safe Continued from page A1

from the boundary of the McNeil River Refuge and 13 miles from the McNeil Falls. While the Army Corps has looked at the impact on bears within 3 miles of the road, Hamilton argued that bears often travel much farther than 3 miles, sometimes over 20 or 30. Hamilton expressed concern that the road will not only endanger the bear habitats, but will also diminish the “untouched wilderness” aspect of bear viewing that appeals to many tourists. “When people come to Alaska, one of the first questions they ask is ‘where can I see a bear?’” Hamilton said. “And honestly, bears and roads just don’t mix.” Hamilton said that he submitted several comments to the Army Corps regarding the impact of the mine and related infrastructure on bear habitats, but his concerns were not taken into consideration. “The stuff I told the Corps is of concern to me, my colleagues, the pilots I fly with, the bed and breakfasts where my guests stay,” Hamilton said. “This is our livelihood. If I can’t fight for my livelihood, then why am I here?” three days, telling the tag to automatically transmit data to satellites even if it’s before the programmed release date. Seitz and Courtney had tagged big chinook salmon off the coast of Dutch Harbor in December, when temperatures in the Bering Sea are about 39 to 43 degrees. But in many of the prematurely transmitted datasets, the researchers noticed a sudden spike in temperatures days before the data was transmitted. “The depth records of these tags were still moving up and down, sometimes down to 400 meters, and remaining at this 77-degree temperature,” Seitz said. “The only place that can happen is in the stomach of a warm-blooded salmon shark.” After exiting a shark’s digestive system, the tag would pop to the surface and remain inactive, triggering data transmission.

UAF News, “and that fish become safer as they grow.” The researchers tagged 43 late-stage chinook salmon between 2013 and 2017, and 35 of the tags transmitted data back to satellites. Marine predators, including warm-blooded salmon sharks, cold-blooded fish and marine mammals, consumed 19 of the 35 tagged fish. The results suggest that late-stage marine chinook salmon may not be as safe as originally suspected. These fish salmon are an under-studied group, and their decline in recent years has led to fishery closures and restrictions, especially in Cook Inlet. Early in this project, a number of the tags were transmitting data sooner than expected. Each tag is programmed with an “abort mission!” sensor that is triggered Cristy Fry can be reached when the tag is inactive for at

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Calling all plant and animal lovers. The Annual Peninsula Spay Neuter Fund Plant Sale will take place Friday and Saturday, May 17-18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 265 West Katmai in Soldotna. There will be flowers, vegetables and indoor plants for your enjoyment. All proceeds go to help fund the spay neuter coupon program offered by the Peninsula Spay Neuter Fund.

Garden Club May workshops

May workshops are this coming Saturday, May 18 as follows: 10-10:30 a..m., Make a hanging basket; 1-2 p.m., Dr Casey Matney of NRCS will discuss Pest Control for your Garden; 2-3 p.m., Make a Tomato Bucket. Workshop fee is $5 per person per workshop. For more The LeeShore Center board meeting information email the Central Peninsula Garden Club at The LeeShore Center will be holding its monthly or check our Facebook Board meeting at The LeeShore Center on Wednesday page. May 29. The meeting is open to the public and begins at Gigantic VFW garage and bake sale 6 p.m. For further information call 283-9479. Too many items to list. May 17, 18, and 19 from 10 Open House/Microchip clinic until 5 p.m. at Birch Street VFW in Soldotna. Bargains Kenai Kennel Club is having an Open House/Micro- galore. All proceeds go to the new building addition chip clinic this Saturday, May 18 from noon to 2 p.m. fund. And thank you for supporting the VFW. Also get There will be food, microchip clinic —$35 first dog, 2nd your sweets and treats at the bake sale. dog $30 from same owner — as well as trick dog, obedience, rally and agility demos and lots of information Cook Inlet Aquaculture meeting about training your dog! Come join us for a few hours of Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association Board of Direcfun!! Look for the bright yellow sign in the back of the tors will meet Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m., in the conferold Carrs Mall building in Kenai. ence room at its Kenai office located at 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road. The meeting is open to the public and Caregiving and Depression an agenda will be posted at Caregiver Support Meeting will take place Tuesday, May 21 at 1 p.m. at Kenai Senior Center. Topic: Care- Fireweed Fiber Guild monthly meeting giving and Depression. During Mental Health Month, The public is invited to attend the Fireweed Fiber we will discuss how caregiving puts you at risk for de- Guild monthly meeting at the Soldotna Public Library pression. Please join us to share your experiences as a on Saturday, May 18 at the Soldotna Public library at 11 caregiver, or to support someone who is a caregiver. For a.m. There will be demonstrations for spinning and spinmore information, call Sharon or Judy at 907-262-1280. dling. There are many activities planned for this Summer and DON’T forget this Autumn’s FiberFest’, which the Nikiski community cleanup week Fireweed Fiber Guild is sponsoring. Nikiski Community Council and North Peninsula Recreation Service Area are hosting Nikiski Community 5th Annual Homeschool Swap and Share Clean-Up Week May 11-19. Sign up, pick your location, 5th Annual Homeschool Swap and Share will take and pick up your bags at the Nikiski Community Recre- place Tuesday and Wednesday, May 21-22 from 10 a.m. ation Center. For more information, call Jason Ross at to 4 p.m. at Star of the Northern Lutheran Church, 216 398-5807 or Jackie Cason at 776-8800. N. Forest Drive, Kenai. Everyone is welcome. Bring any materials, curriculum, toys, games that you wish to share 2nd Annual Disability Pride with other home-school families. Or stop by to browse The Kenai Peninsula will celebrate its 2nd Annual the selection of donated items. All items are free. ConPride Celebration on Saturday, July 20 at the Soldotna tact Karen at or 907-205-0663. Creek Park from 12-4 p.m. This is a national event, which celebrates the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Local Food Connection meeting Act. Disability Pride is seeking sponsors for this event The Kenai Local Food Connection’s next Meeting is and extends a warm invitation to you and your business Thursday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Soldotna Commuto participate. We hope to hear back from you by June nity Library. We are working for food security in Alaska 3. Contact Maggie Winston at 907-740-0410 or Nikki which is good for our health and our economy.

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pital with a rifle and handgun and shot two employees, killing one. Alaska State Troopers killed the shooter during a standoff in the parking lot. “Mr. Smith is a talented CEO,” said SPH Board President David Groesbeck in the press release. “His references speak to extraordinary talents, his record speaks for itself, and his familiarity with Alaska and the Kenai Peninsula will prove invaluable. We are for-

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“We will focus on still recovering the debris,” she said. “We will begin to put together the structure of both aircraft in the hangar to see how the two airplanes came together.” The Federal Aviation Administration, Taquan Air, and Transportation Safety Board of Canada and the Australian Transportation Safety Board will be parties to the investigation, which means they will assist with fact finding, Homendy said. “There were Canadian and Australian nationals

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Marcano at 907-262-6351. Donations can be mailed to Independent Living Center at 47255 Princeton Ave., #8, Soldotna, AK, 99669.

couldn’t attribute any one thing to the enrollment rise in September, the Clarion previously reported. She said the homelessness issue on the central peninsula often goes unnoticed, due to how spread out communities are. Enrollment is always high at the beginning of the year, and continues to grow throughout the year. The Students in Transition Program provides a number of resources to students, including school supplies, hygiene products, free meals, transportation to and from school and other things that can be a stressor for a family when their housing situation is vulnerable. King has been the coor-

tunate that his desire to return to Homer aligns perfectly with our organization’s needs and goals. He is a proven leader with the right experience, vision and commitment to lead us forward.” According to the press release, while at CPH he led a $50 million dollar expansion, nearly tripled gross patient revenues, resulting in positive operating and net income, and negotiated a 10-year hospital lease and operating agreement with the Kenai Peninsula Borough. He was the Chair of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association,

awarded “Grassroots Champion” by the American Hospital Association in 2009, and named Soldotna Chamber of Commerce “Person of the Year” in 2010. At Memorial Hospital he created a clinically integrated provider network, oversaw the addition of a 25,000-squarefoot freestanding medical office building, and improved patient satisfaction and employee engagement, according to the press release. Between working in Homer and Soldotna, Smith was CFO for Life Point Hospitals Inc., and served as CFO at Salt

Lake Regional Medical Center from 2004-2005. He also spent 10 years with Hospital Corporation of America, working his way up through several positions, ending his time there in the finance department. Smith earned both a bachelor of science in accounting and masters in business administration from The University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He will arrive in Homer in August to begin the position full time, but will be involved in upper level administration before then. Noel Rea, named interim CEO in April, will remain on until Smith’s arrival.

aboard the aircraft and both of the aircraft were manufactured in Canada,” Homendy said. The investigation will include three working groups — the air worthiness group, the operations working group and the human performance group. Homendy said this will be the last press briefing on the crash, but work will continue. Authorities released more information about those who died after the crash and the condition of the crash’s survivors. Alaska State Troopers late Tuesday identified the deceased as Ketchikan man Randy Sullivan, 46, Australian man Simon Brodie, 46,

St. Louis woman Cassandra Webb, 62, Utah man Ryan Wilk, 39, British Columbia woman Elsa Wilk, 37, and San Diego woman Louis Botha, 46. Four patients were flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle earlier this week for treatment for serious injuries and are still receiving care. All four are now in satisfactory condition, Harborview spokeswoman Susan Gregg told the Juneau Empire. “All are going to be OK,” she said this morning. “The group wanted to mention they’re all grateful to those who helped at the scene.” Patients include a 67-year-old man, a 61-yearold man and woman who are

married and a 63-year-old woman, Gregg said. Previously, the 67-year-old man was in critical condition. She said ailments ranged in severity, included many fractures and injuries suffered to the arms, leg, pelvis and spine were among the injuries. The four people do not wish to speak to media at this time, Gregg said. In Ketchikan, three of the injured have been discharged from Ketchikan Medical Center, according to the medical center’s marketing and communications manager Mischa Chernik. Three patients are still receiving treatment, all are in fair condition.

dinator for nearly 11 years, and works with Jane Dunn, a liaison in Homer who serves the southern peninsula. Their jobs are to help identify homeless students within the district. The program takes referrals until the last day of school. With the end of the school year, comes the end of the program’s ability to provide services for students. “Both district liaisons work at linking students to as many supports and services as possible before the school year ends,” King said. Referrals come from a variety of places, including students, parents and school staff. When a student is referred, King does a needs assessment to make sure the child qualifies for the federal defini-

tion of homelessness. After a student is enrolled, they are enrolled for the entire school year. Youth enrolled in the program must be attending school. “It’s critical for the public to understand that KPBSD strategically uses all available sources to support students on the peninsula, but are required to follow the specific requirements of individual funding sources,” Tim Vlasak, director of K-12 schools, assessment, and federal programs, said. The program is required by law to define homelessness using the federal law standards provided in the McKinney-Vento Act, an act passed in 1987 providing federal money for homeless shelters and programs. “It’s important for

people to understand this definition isn’t something KPBSD came up with,” King said. “We are required to use the definition given by the McKinneyVento Act, which is a federal law. This is the same definition districts across Alaska and the country are using to identify students experiencing homelessness.” King said residents interested in giving a helping hand during the summer can help by supporting local service agencies. “We always encourage community members to look at ways they can support local service agencies that assist our students and families, such as local food pantries and food banks or Love, INC of the Kenai Peninsula,” King said. “These groups are assisting our vulnerable neighbors year-round.”


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America’s new normal All eyes were on Alabama

on Tuesday as the State Senate debated, and then passed, what could become the most restrictive abortion law in the country. Under the legislation, which Republican Gov. Kay Ivey has not yet said whether she will sign, women in Alabama would be forced to carry unwanted or nonviable pregnancies to term in nearly all circumstances, including when a pregnancy results from rape or incest. Doctors who perform the procedure would face felony charges and up to 99 years in prison — which is more prison time than convicted rapists have faced in the state. Showing just how far to the right the anti-abortion movement has pushed the “center” of the abortion debate, it was the bill’s rape and incest exceptions, since removed, that dominated the conversation in the Alabama Senate. It seemed forgone that the state would ban abortions for a vast majority of the women there. Lawmakers supporting abortion rights were left arguing to preserve the rape and incest exceptions. There is a strategy behind this bill’s remarkable cruelty, and its supporters have not been subtle about it. The bill’s sponsor in the Alabama House, Terri Collins, said that the legislation was designed to produce a legal case that could overturn Roe v. Wade. When asked the purpose of the bill on Tuesday, Clyde Chambliss, the Senate sponsor of the legislation, said, “So that we can go directly to the Supreme Court to challenge Roe v. Wade.” (Highlighting the ignorance behind so much anti-abortion legislation, Mr. Chambliss also seemed to argue repeatedly on Tuesday that women in Alabama would still be able to get abortions — but only before they knew they were pregnant.) Anti-abortion lawmakers did not used to be so overt about their intentions to upend Roe. But now they have every reason to be open about their motives, with a Supreme Court that seems clearly tilted in their favor. That’s why 2019 has been so relentless for supporters of reproductive rights. Just about every week there has been a new, extreme anti-abortion bill on the table. Georgia’s governor last week signed legislation to ban abortions after six weeks of pregnancy — which might as well be a full ban. Lawmakers in Kentucky, Ohio and Mississippi passed similar laws in the preceding weeks. It’s important to note that all of these laws, including Alabama’s, will be delayed in the courts for some time — until Roe v. Wade is overturned, assuming it ever is. Clinics in states with new anti-abortion laws have reported a surge in calls from women who are unsure whether they can still come in for their appointments. They can. Though far too many women in the United States can’t afford or otherwise don’t have access to abortion — and already couldn’t before this year — the procedure is legal in America today. The states with these new laws each have a community of reproductive-rights advocates who’ve seen the writing on the wall and have been preparing for the worst. Among them are the Kentucky Health Justice Network; Access Reproductive Care-Southeast, which works in states including Mississippi and Alabama; the Yellowhammer Fund in Alabama; NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio; and Women Have Options, also in Ohio. The web companion to “Handbook for a PostRoe America,” the timely new book by Robin Marty, contains up-to-date information about groups working in all parts of the country. Beyond donations, those looking to support abortion access can look into becoming a clinic escort — someone who walks women into a clinic, helping shield them from the anti-abortion protesters who often shout epithets at or try to mislead or confuse patients. While Alabama and Georgia are understandably dominating headlines, clinics all over the country — including in blue states — need you, too. Contact your local clinic directly to ask about how you can help or sign up to be a Planned Parenthood volunteer … There will also be more and more political debate over abortion pills in this country, and it’s important to educate yourself about this discussion. Women who can’t make it to an abortion clinic are increasingly acquiring these drugs, often a safe option, on their

It’s May and my pre-fishing season to-do list is growing longer along with the Alaska days. Springtime momentum is building toward the crescendo of the salmon fishing season in Bristol Bay. Along with all of the preseason boat preparations, I am preoccupied with Pebble Mine, which is hurtling at breakneck speed through the permitting process. The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers is at the helm with the throttle maxxed and they’re ignoring the hazards and shoalwater they are tasked to navigate. The proposed mine plan and the Army Corps’ draft Environmental Impact Statement is about as useful as a navigation route plotted on a used napkin. We’re asking you, Sen. Murkowski, to stand with the Alaskans rather than the Pebble Partnership and demand that the Army Corps goes back to the drawing board until they can deliver the “fair, rigorous and transparent” process that you have always promised to us for this project. When it comes to oversight you need take helm and steer the process into safer waters. With every second that that goes by, Pebble looms closer. Your lack of meaningful action demonstrates a glaring lack of leadership. I have been a Bristol Bay fisherman since 2006 and I value all that Bristol Bay salmon bring to me and my family. I am also a vocal opponent of the Pebble Mine. I can’t tell you how many times I have called and written to you, our senior

senator. I know I am not alone. For more than a decade my fellow commercial fishermen have, at every turn, expressed their desire to see Bristol Bay protected. We are not a few. We are many. We have been and will continue to be loud in our opposition to Pebble. Sen. Murkowski, what is your opinion on the tens of thousands of Alaskans and the millions of Americans who have spoken out against Pebble and in favor of protecting Bristol Bay? What about the thousands of phone calls you have received urging you to protect Bristol bay? Do your constituents voices matter to you? I believe you have a conscience. I have seen you fight for issues dear to Alaskans. But the clock is running out, and as the days pass your silence on the substance of this EIS tells me you are not fighting for me. You are not fighting for my family or for the majority of Alaskans who oppose this mine. Maybe you will continue to exercise willful ignorance and pretend that this issue will just go away. We know that it won’t. In fact, Pebble is gaining steam. We are currently nearing the end of the public comment period to review Pebble’s DEIS. This DEIS is a deeply flawed document, which attempts to support, rather than objectively consider, a deeply flawed project. Regarding the 30-day extension for this comment period, Sen. Murkowski, I guess I should say thank you for doing the very least you could do and still say you did something. You have repeatedly been supplied with information that shows the gaps and inadequacies of this EIS and yet all we hear is that we should have another month to look at it. You assure us we will have a fair, rigorous, and transparent process and yet that has clearly not been the case. We are being asked to trust the Army Corps with our most pre-

cious resource. The same Army Corps responsible for failed flood management infrastructure all over middle America. How is it that you can feel so trusting? Pebble, too, has been quiet on some matters. Pebble has yet to provide evidence to anyone, including the Army Corps, that their mine is remotely financially feasible. There are many things absent from this DEIS beyond proof of financial feasibility. At its core, Pebble continues to blatantly lie to Alaskans and everyone else about their mine. To Alaskans, to permitting agencies, Pebble has woven a tale of a “new” mine plan that will last only 20 years. They pitch it to Alaskans: “It’s a smaller mine. More responsible. Guaranteed to not harm anything.” But to investors, the tale is the same as it was more than a decade ago, “There are many generations of mining here in Bristol Bay.” This permit application is merely the first step to get their toe in the door. We need leadership now when it comes to Bristol Bay. The clock ticks on a rapidly advancing, rushed permitting process for Pebble, with cursory oversight. Alaskans are up in arms today as we have been for decades, voicing our desire to see Bristol Bay protected for future generations. Unfortunately, on this issue, as we look around for leadership and oversight, notably from our senior senator, we see none. Instead we feel stranded on an island, surrounded by a rising tide. It is time to step up to your position, Sen. Murkowski. It is time to get clear about whose side you are on — Pebble Partnership or Alaskans? Meghan Gervais is a longtime Alaskan. In the salmon season she captains the F/V Dreamboat in Bristol Bay and enjoys the salmon harvest alongside her children.

Prepare, attract and retain quality educators for Alaska’s future Alaska has high teacher and principal turnover that not only harms student learning and school success, but also wastes money. Some disturbing statistics: • The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (DEED) reports teacher and principal turnover rates averaged 25-30% each year since 2013. • An ISER study estimated the minimum cost of teacher turnover to a district is $20,000 per teacher. • The Learning Policy Institute estimates the cost of principal turnover is $75,000 per principal. A more alarming fact: the teacher and principal turnover rate is nearly twice as high in rural Alaska compared to urban Alaska. Why is this constant churn of personnel detrimental? Consider what it takes moving to a new community; making friends, getting settled, feeling connected, and cultivating a sense of belonging. Now consider a young child who attaches to a particular teacher, only to have that teacher leave after only one year. This scenario repeats year after year. How does this instability affect the child, classroom, school, and community? Constant employee turnover takes

time, money, and energy away from educating young people. Administrators in high turnover schools are in a perpetual recruit-hire-train mode, complicated by a national educator shortage, which takes them away from the primary mission of fostering a positive environment for learning. The endless stream of new teachers is a drain on seasoned teachers, who must continually mentor newcomers, taking them away from teaching and leading to burnout. Not all turnover is bad. New ideas and fresh faces can energize any organization. Yet the high turnover levels we experience in Alaska leave substantial room for improvement. Causes include living and working conditions, leadership, workload, compensation, amenities, cultural differences, and other factors. Solutions for one community might not work in another. Only 30% of Alaska’s teachers are “homegrown.” The rest come from Outside, which means most new teachers are grappling with adjustments like challenging weather, remoteness, darkness, higher cost of living, less access to health care, and steep cultural learning curves. Of the teachers who leave Alaska’s rural schools each year, 80% leave the state entirely. Only 10% switch to urban schools. Research shows teachers edu-

cated in Alaska, stay in Alaska. We strongly support the University of Alaska (UA) goal to triple the number of homegrown teachers by 2025 and the Educators Rising program, as well as additional educator supports now under legislative consideration, including national board certification for public school teachers (HB 128) and limited teacher certificates for instruction in languages other than English (HB 24). What would a comprehensive statewide plan focused on preparing, attracting and retaining qualified teachers look like? It would be collaborative and include teachers, district leadership, the university, and DEED. It would involve communities where parents and employers have a vested interest in fostering stable, high-quality schools. It would be a worthwhile endeavor. With budget cuts sucking up all the oxygen these days, let’s not take our eye off this critical long-term goal.

own. That trend is sure to continue as abortion access gets rolled back across the country. … Don’t overlook your local elections. As important as it is to have national leaders who support reproductive rights, the battle over abortion access is still largely a

state issue for now. The makeup of your City Council can also matter a great deal — decisions about zoning and even noise ordinances can make the difference between a clinic staying open or being forced to shutter. Finally, continue to talk about

this issue — with friends and family and fellow members of your community. Don’t let abortion rights fade from consciousness as these extreme laws become America’s new normal.

Norm Wooten is executive director of Association of Alaska School Boards (AASB). Dr. Lisa Skiles Parady is executive director of Alaska Council of School Administrators (ACSA). Sarah Sledge is executive director of Coalition for Education Equity (CEE).

— The New York Times, May 15

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Nation/World By GREGORY KATZ and DAVID RISING Associated Press

LONDON — Gone, at least for now, are the halcyon days when strong military and political ties between Britain and the United States meant that Washington could assume it had a staunch partner for standing up to a foreign foe. Dating back to World War II and including joint actions against Kosovo, Afghanistan and the two wars against Iraq, U.S. leaders have been able to count on Britain to take part in invasions and airstrikes, and to help persuade sometimes cautious European allies to offer political and logistical support. The Trump administration was expecting similar support over what it calls an increased threat from Iran, but this hope has been swatted down — not with

anonymous whispers but by public comments from top British officials. In an unusually blunt challenge from Britain, Maj. Gen. Chris Ghika denied the U.S. assertion of an increased threat from Iranian-backed forces in Iraq and Syria. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt also warned that the heated rhetoric could lead to an “accidental” war between the U.S. and Iran. Those remarks brought Britain closely into line with other European nations that want a focus on diplomacy, not escalation. Europe wants to salvage a nuclear containment deal with Iran, not ratchet up tensions. The very public display of disunity comes as President Donald Trump prepares to travel to Britain and France next month to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, often cited as a shining ex-

In this 2018, photo, British army Maj. Gen. Christopher Ghika shakes hands with a Spanish soldier during a transfer of authority ceremony at the Besmaya Range Complex, Iraq. (Spc. Eric Cerami/U.S. Army via AP)

ample of the value of transAtlantic cooperation. Peter Beyer, the German government’s coordinator for trans-Atlantic relations, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Germany is working closely with its European allies to “calm the situation in the Persian Gulf” before it gets out of hand. “Our goal remains to

keep the Iran nuclear deal in place,” he said, referring to the deal that world powers reached with Iran in 2015 to constrain its nuclear development. Trump has abandoned the deal, frustrating Britain, France and Germany, whose leaders believe it offers the best way to prevent nuclear proliferation in the unstable Middle East.

Mnuchin optimistic on trade battles; Wall Street approves By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday that the U.S. is making progress on lifting tariffs imposed on steel and aluminum from Canada and Mexico, potentially overcoming a key hurdle toward approval of a trade agreement between the three countries. Addressing another contentious trade issue, Mnuchin said he expects to soon travel to Beijing with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to resume negotiations on the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. Mnuchin’s positive comments on trade before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee helped reverse early losses on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin gets up after testifying about the budget during a Financial Services and General Government subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

with a gain of 115 points. “I think we are close to an understanding with Mexico and Canada,” Mnuchin said in a response to a question on the status of the steel and aluminum tariffs imposed on the two countries. President Donald Trump last year slapped tariffs on imported steel

and aluminum from China and a number of other nations, invoking a rarely used provision of a 1962 law to claim that the foreign metals posed a threat to U.S. national security. The administration retained the tariffs on Canada and Mexico even after the two countries agreed to Trump’s demands to over-

haul the North American Free Trade Agreement, which went into effect in 1994. But now removal of those tariffs on the two countries has become a key demand for the administration to win support of the reworked trade agreement. Markets were also bolstered by reports that the White House plans to delay a decision about imposing tariffs on autos from Europe by up to six months. A decision was due by this Saturday. CNBC, quoting unnamed sources, said that the administration was close to announcing a postponement of the auto tariffs for up to six months. The administration sees the threat of the auto tariffs as a way to gain leverage over trading partners such as the European Union and Japan in ongoing trade talks.

China voices strength, pushes nationalism around trade war

In this 2018 file photo, a man walks by a poster depicting a mural of U.S. President Donald Trump on display outside a restaurant in Guangzhou in south China’s Guangdong province. (Color China Photo via AP, File) By YANAN WANG and SAM McNEIL Associated Press

BEIJING — What do tilapia, Jane Austen and Chinese revolutionary poster art have in common? All have been used to rally public support around China’s position in its trade dispute with the U.S., as

the ruling Communist Party takes a more aggressive approach — projecting stability and stirring up nationalistic sentiment in the process. “If you want to negotiate, the door is open,” anchor Kang Hui said Monday on state broadcaster CCTV. “If you want a trade war,” however, he added, “we’ll fight you until the end.”

“After 5,000 years of wind and rain, what hasn’t the Chinese nation weathered?” Kang said. The toughly-worded monologue on the banner evening news program followed days of muted official responses to President Donald Trump’s decision to hike tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports. Trump startled financial markets with his May 5 announcement that U.S. tariffs would rise to 25% from 10% as of Friday. After negotiations in Washington ended last week with no agreement, China retaliated Monday with higher tariffs on $60 billion worth of American goods, raising duties of 5% to 25%. Then came the government’s public relations onslaught. “Overnight, we saw official media — in the People’s Daily, China Daily, CCTV — all run spots about

the United States as being a problematic negotiating partner,” said Jake Parker, vice president of China operations for the U.S.-China Business Council. President Xi Jinping, the ruling party’s most powerful leader in decades, has made China’s foreign policy more assertive while nurturing the growth of a red-blooded but tightly controlled nationalism. The approach reflects a new willingness to allow a shift in domestic public opinion where the trade war is concerned, Parker said. Weibo, a Twitter-like social media platform which generally censors political discourse, has featured an unusual amount of tariff-related content since Monday. The site’s ranking of “trending topics,” usually dominated by celebrity news, highlighted Kang’s monologue and the subject “American stock market plunges.”

US abstains from global pledge to curb online violence PARIS — The White House is not endorsing a global pledge to step up efforts to keep internet platforms from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and broadcast attacks, citing respect for “freedom of expression and freedom of the press.” The statement came Wednesday after World leaders led by French President Emmanuel Macron and executives from Facebook, Google, Twitter and other tech companies gathered in Paris to compile a set of guidelines dubbed the “Christchurch Call,” named after the New Zealand city where 51 people were killed in a March attack on mosques. Much of the attack was broadcast live on Facebook, drawing public outrage and fueling debate on how to better regulate social media. Facebook said before the meeting that it was tightening rules for livestream users. In a statement, the White House said it will “continue to be proactive in our efforts to counter terrorist content online” while also protecting free speech. The Christchurch Call “is a global response to a tragedy that occurred on the shores of my country but was ultimately felt around the world,” said New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinta Ardern, who has played a leading role pushing for globally coordinated efforts to eliminate online extremism. “Fundamentally it ultimately commits us all to build a more humane internet, which cannot be misused by terrorists for their hateful purposes,” she said at a joint news conference with Macron. The French and New Zealand governments drafted the agreement — a roadmap that aims to prevent similar abuses of the internet while insisting that any actions must preserve “the principles of a free, open and secure internet, without compromising human rights and fundamental freedoms.” The call was adopted by U.S. tech companies that also included Amazon, Microsoft and YouTube, along with France’s Qwant and DailyMotion, and the Wikimedia Foundation. Countries backing France and New Zealand were Britain, Canada, Ireland, Jordan, Norway, Senegal, Indonesia and the European Union’s executive body. Several other countries not present at the meeting added their endorsement. The meeting in Paris comes at a pivotal moment for tech companies, which critics accuse of being too powerful and resistant to regulation. Some have called for giants like Facebook to be broken up. Europe is leading a global push for more regulation of how the companies handle user data and copyrighted material. The tech companies, meanwhile, are offering their own ideas in a bid to shape the policy response. Unlike previous official attempts to regulate the internet, “the Christchurch Call is different in that it associates all actors of the internet” including the tech companies themselves, Macron said. He said he hopes to get broader support for the agreement in coming months, with technical questions to be discussed by June. In Wednesday’s agreement, which is not legally binding, the tech companies committed to measures to prevent the spread of terrorist or violent extremist content. That may include cooperating on developing technology or expanding the use of shared digital signatures. They also promised to take measures to reduce the risk that such content is livestreamed, including flagging it up for real-time review. And they pledged to study how algorithms sometimes promote extremist content. That would help find ways to intervene more quickly and redirect users to “credible positive alternatives or counter-narratives.” Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter issued a joint supporting statement, outlining in further detail actions they would take individually or together to combat abuse of technology to spread extremist content. They include making it easier for users to flag up inappropriate content, using enhanced vetting for livestreaming and publishing transparency reports on material that’s removed. Facebook, which dominates social media and has faced the harshest criticism for overlooking the misuse of consumer data and not blocking live broadcasts of violent actions, said separately it is toughening its livestreaming policies. It’s tightening the rules for its livestreaming service with a “one strike” policy applied to a broader range of offenses. Activity on the social network that violates its policies, such as sharing an extremist group’s statement without providing context, will result in the user immediately being temporarily blocked. The most serious offenses will result in a permanent ban. Previously, the company took down posts that breached its community standards but only blocked users after repeated offenses. The tougher restrictions will be gradually extended to other areas of the platform, starting with preventing users from creating Facebook ads.

National Healthcare Week - May 12-18, 2019


hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community. National Healthcare Week, first and foremost, is a celebration of people. We’re extremely proud of each member of our staff and we recognize the important role they play in extending a sense of trust to our patients, residents, clients and community.






Michelle Quinton Central Peninsula Hospital


— The Associated Press

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Tensions over Iran show cracks in a time-tested alliance

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Drama to mark Homer’s debut as host With state berths up for grabs, Mariners soccer set for test in Peninsula Conference semifinals Homer will host a conference soccer tournament for the first time when the Peninsula Conference sets up shop today, Friday and Saturday. The Mariners will be in the midst of the drama on the pristine green turf field perched above Kachemak Bay and backdropped by the glacier-dripping Kenai Mountains. With only five teams each for the girls and boys, and two state berths to dish out for each gender, the tournament gets right down to business. Today, for both the girls and boys, No. 4 seed Nikiski (2-6 in league) and No. 5 seed Seward (0-8 in league) play for a spot in Friday’s semifinals. The winner of Friday’s

semifinals get automatic bids to state. Losers are at the mercy of the Alaska School Activities Association, which will dole out two at-large berths to state. The Mariners girls and boys have plenty of dramatic history with their Friday opponents. The No. 2 seed Homer girls (5-1-2) can sew up their first state berth since 2007 by defeating No. 3 Kenai Central (5-1-2) at 4 p.m. The Kards are a big obstacle, having gone to state five straight years and six of seven. Kenai also defeated Homer 1-0 last season in an identical semifinal. This season, Homer beat Kenai 1-0 and played the Kards to a scoreless draw. “We weren’t healthy when we played them last

time,” Kenai coach Dan Verkuilen said of the 1-0 loss. “We’ll be playing our game with our legs more underneath us this time. We just didn’t have our normal aggressiveness to the ball.” Verkuilen said the loser of the game has a great shot of getting an at-large berth to state, but also has a great shot of meeting JuneauDouglas and its 13 seniors early. “I told the girls that if they’re really interested in going deep at state, they’ve got to win the regional tournament,” Verkuilen said. “We don’t want to be on the same side of the bracket as Juneau.” The Kenai coach will depend of experience and defense to get it done. Midfielder-forward Olivia

Brewer is the senior captain, while the stingy defense is made up of goalie Kailey Hamilton and defenders Alissa Maw, Anya Danielson, Damaris Severson and Jenna Streiff. Homer coach Mike Tozzo said the Mariners are fully aware they have the opportunity to not only knock off Kenai, but advance to state for the first time since 2007. “This game means a lot to the program,” he said. “This means a lot to the seniors involved who have never gotten past the conference tournament. And of course, they’re playing in front of their home crowd.” Tozzo also would love to avoid the Crimson Bears, who Tozzo called the best team in the state regardless of division. But for now, all

the focus is on Friday. “These teams are evenly matched,” he said. “Both of the games could have gone either way.” Tozzo said the goal is to create ball pressure within two touches, so everybody will be important. Specifically, Ali McCarron must be great in goal, while Jessica Sonnen, Eve Brau and Brenna McCarron must control the midfield, and Sela Weisser and Kappa Reutov must capitalize on scoring opportunities. The No. 2 seed Homer boys (5-2-1) can clinch a sixth state berth in eight years by defeating Soldotna at 6 p.m. The Stars haven’t been to state since 2016, largely because the Mariners have topped Soldotna

Peninsula Conference Soccer Tournament at Homer GIRLS Thursday’s game Game 1 — Nikiski vs. Seward, 4 p.m. Friday’s games Game 2 — Soldotna vs. Game 1 winner, noon Game 3 — Kenai vs. Homer, 4 p.m. Saturday’s games 3rd-place game — Game 2 loser vs. Game 3 loser, 10 a.m. Championship — Game 2 winner vs. Game 3 winner, 2 p.m. BOYS Thursday’s game Game 1 — Nikiski vs. Seward, 6 p.m. Friday’s games Game 2 — Kenai vs. Game 1 winner, 2 p.m. Game 3 — Homer vs. Soldotna, 6 p.m. Saturday’s games 3rd-place game — Game 2 loser vs. Game 3 loser, noon Championship — Game 2 winner vs. Game 3 winner, 4 p.m.

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Bucks rally, top Toronto MILWAUKEE (AP) — Down for most of the game, clearly rusty at times after nearly a full week off, the Milwaukee Bucks looked very much like a team in trouble. Until the fourth quarter. The team with the NBA’s best record this season found its stride at the perfect time. Brook Lopez scored 13 of his career playoff-high 29 points in the fourth quarter, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 24 points and the Bucks closed the game on a 10-0 run to beat the Toronto Raptors 108-100 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday night. Milwaukee forced Toronto to miss its final eight shots and outscored the Raptors 32-17 in the fourth. “I think it speaks a little bit to the character of the group,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “They

just stick with it. I think it’s become a little bit of a theme in the playoffs: I think eventually, hopefully, we feel like if we stick with what we’re doing good things will happen for us.” Lopez had a dunk with 2:20 left to put the Bucks ahead for good, added a 3-pointer on the next Milwaukee possession to push the lead to four and the Bucks — after trailing for the overwhelming majority of the game — did just enough in the final minutes to grab the series lead. “I think this game definitely made us better,” Antetokounmpo said. Malcolm Brogdon scored 15 and Nikola Mirotic had 13 for Milwaukee, which closed the game on a 10-0 run. “We just did a great job of sticking with what we’ve been doing all postseason long,” Lopez said.

Sharks take 2-1 lead on Blues

Homer’s Austin Ceccerelli (left) attempts to catch Soldotna’s David Michael stealing second base Wednesday at the Soldotna Little League Fields in Soldotna. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Timo Meier handed a big win to Erik Karlsson and the San Jose Sharks. Karlsson scored 5:23 into overtime after the officials missed a hand pass by Meier, and the Sharks rallied to beat the St. Louis Blues 5-4 on Wednesday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference final. “I think we deserved to win this game,” Karlsson said. “At the end of the day I think neither team drew the shortest stick on any of the calls out there so it was a fair game.” But it was the final sequence that likely will live on long after the series is over, possibly sparking a discussion about the NHL’s replay rules. Meier used his right hand to knock a loose puck toward the front of the net. Gustav Nyquist then passed it over to Karlsson, who beat Jordan

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Binnington for his second goal of the game. “Quick play and I’m not going to comment on the officiating,” Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said. “We found a way to win a game. I thought we had a great chance just before that, Timo Meier going in. It was a game of momentum swings and those quick plays happen all over the ice. Some get called, some get missed. We found a way to win.” Binnington and the Blues complained immediately. They felt the play should have been blown dead when Nyquist got the puck, but it continued. The officials huddled while Karlsson and the Sharks celebrated, but the goal stood. “It’s a non-reviewable play,” NHL Officiating Supervisor Kay Whitmore told a pool reporter. “You can read See LEAD, page A7

SoHi baseball tops Homer The bats came through when Soldotna needed it most and the Stars held on for a 10-5 win Wednesday over Homer at the Soldotna Little League fields. In a crucial Southcentral Conference meeting with just days left in the regular season, SoHi improved to 2-4 in conference and 3-11 overall, while Homer dropped to 1-5 in conference, 5-7 overall. SoHi split the season series against Homer, following on a 7-3 Homer win on May 8. Mistakes and errors have dogged the Stars all season long, but Soldotna coach Robb Quelland credited cleaner defense and less mistakes — plus a productive lineup that kept the bases full — in keeping SoHi ahead Wednesday. “We’re just trying to find

a lineup that we think is going to play well together,” Quelland said. “There’s a lot of surprises.” Included in that secondhalf part of the lineup is No. 5 hitter Trapper Thompson, who hit 2 for 3 with a walk and two runs, and No. 7 hitter Trenton Steadman, who went 3 for 4 with a double. SoHi slugger David Michael hit 2 for 2 as well. The Stars also celebrated senior night, recognizing seniors Jeremy Kupferschmid, David Michael, Brennen Werner and Trapper Thompson. Kupferschmid got the start on the mound and pitched 2 2-3 innings before being pulled for Chris Jaime, who went 4 2-3 innings, giving up just a single run in a superb relief effort. Atticus Gibson recorded the final two outs to seal the win for SoHi. “He comes in with very

little experience in that role, but he’s come along strong for us,” Quelland said about Jaime. Homer’s Seth Adkins started for Homer and pitched the first two frames, giving up seven runs before Austin Ceccerelli entered for 2 1-3 frames. Ceccerelli gave up two runs, and Harrison Metz finished the final 2 2-3 innings for Homer with just one run allowed. SoHi did most of its damage in the bottom of the second, scoring six runs highlighted by a three-run double by Trapper Thompson. “Just another part of the middle of our lineup that came through tonight,” Quelland said. The Stars loaded the bases with no outs on a Homer error and two singles by Jacob and Davey Belger. Michael tied the game at 2-all on a line drive single to left

field, then Tanner Ussing put SoHi ahead 3-2 on an RBI single. A bases-loaded walk by Jacob Boze scored another run before Thompson’s bases-clearing double really opened it up to 7-2. Ultimately, SoHi brought 10 batters to the plate before the Mariners could end the inning. “There’s a couple of walks there that led to the bases being loaded,” said Homer head coach Rich Sonnen. “We dug ourselves into a hole there, and then an error. That’s the way it goes.” Sonnen said the team’s hitting slump in recent weeks has forced the Mariners to generate runs in other ways, including aggressive baserunning. “We kind of got too aggressive on the bases at times, and ran into a few outs,” he said. “I sent a guy See HIT, page A7

Soldotna softball takes down Kenai Central Staff report Peninsula Clarion

The Soldotna softball team celebrated senior night by topping Northern Lights Conference foe Kenai 22-6 in three innings Wednesday at the Soldotna Little League fields. Soldotna moves to 3-4 in the league and 4-5 overall, while Kenai drops to 1-5 and 1-8.

Lillian Gomez, Casey Card, Bailey Berger, Emilie Grimes, Lexi Giles and Tori Giles were honored by the team. “We had a great celebration with them,” Soldotna head coach Kelli Knoebel said. “Those kids dedicated a lot of time and energy to us.” The Stars scored 18 runs in the first inning off Kenai starter Lexi Reis to take control of the game.

“It was raining and she had a little trouble with the wet ball,” Kenai coach John Manley said of Reis. “We had too many walks and they had some big hits. “After that, Lexi pitched better, but it was just too much to overcome.” Ashley McDonald was 2 for 2 with two walks, four runs and four RBIs for the Stars, while Berger was 2 for 2 with two

walks and an RBI and Ashlyn Asp was 2 for 2 with a double and four RBIs. “We were able to watch the ball but also hit our pitch,” Knoebel said. The coach said Casey Earll went the distance on the mound, striking out five but walking 11. Knoebel said that’s too many walks, but also said Earll was able to get out of jams.

“We didn’t get the hits like they did when we got the walks,” Manley said. “We need to keep working on our batting and see if we can get it going again.” Manley said Zaharah Wilshusen made a couple nice plays at shortstop, while Kaidence Harvey made a nice play at second, Reis fielded her position well, and Taylor Carver was solid at first.

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from third, tagged up from third, and then another time our guy tripped from third.” It was the first inning with Homer up 2-0 when Mose Hayes tripped on his way to home plate after a throw from SoHi catcher Jacob Boze got away and into left field. Hayes was clear to score, but was unable to score after falling on the base path and was tagged out to end the inning. Homer got back two runs in the top of the third on a wild pitch by Kupferschmid and an RBI ground-out. The Stars defense showed up in the top of the fourth when a flyout by Ceccerelli was caught by Jacob Belger in right field, who then threw home to double up the runner tagging up to score. Boze caught Homer baserunner Karl Wickstrom at home plate for the second out in a huge double play.

Spieth looks to get back on track

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Jordan Spieth needs to win the PGA Championship for the career Grand Slam. Masters champion Tiger Woods needs to win the next three majors to capture an unprecedented calendar Grand Slam. Based on how their seasons have gone, the question now is who has the better chance. Spieth smiled at the supposition, and then tried to play along. He first considered how physics major Bryson DeChambeau would approach it and figured that winning one major would be easier than winning three. And then he considered the Wisconsin man who placed a $100,000 wager on 100-1 odds of Woods winning all four majors this year, a bet that would return $10 million. “I would have better odds than that, right?” Spieth said. For someone mired in a slump — a word Spieth himself said Wednesday on the eve of the PGA Championship — the 25-year-old Texan didn’t appear overly concerned about the opportunity in front of him at Bethpage Black. Only five other players have won the career Grand Slam. No one has completed it at the PGA Championship. Spieth wouldn’t appear to be a candidate at the moment. He is winless since getting the third leg of the slam in the 2017 British Open at Royal Birkdale. And while he had chances on the back nine of two majors last year, he hasn’t come close to winning since then. In the eight stroke-play events this year when he played the weekend, Spieth on average has finished 14.5 strokes behind the winner. He has yet to finish in the top 20, with his best result a tie for 21st at the Masters. He talks mostly about progress and consistency, both defined more by what he feels than what anyone else sees. “I’ve shot some low rounds, but piecing together four has been difficult this season so far,” Spieth said. “I think it’s gotten more progressively consistent throughout the year, and out here you’re going to need that kind of consistency. You need your bad rounds to be held at about par to win this tournament, and you need your good rounds to go deep enough. If I can continue to make the amount of birdies I’ve been making and then just limit the mistakes a little bit, then I should be right in it.”

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in win-or-go-home games at the conference tourney the last two seasons. This season, Soldotna defeated Homer 3-0 on April 9 before Homer notched a 3-0 win on May 11. The May 11 game happened after SoHi lost a key group of players due to disciplinary reasons. “They’re still putting a solid team on the field,” Homer coach Warren Waldorf said of the Stars. “They’ll be well rested and have a plan to bring their best game.” Waldorf didn’t know what to expect from his team this season after losing a key group of seniors, some of whom went on to play college soccer. But the Mariners have a nearly identical record and goal differential this season. “I think this team is coming together sooner,” Waldorf said. Junior Daniel Reutov has 18 goals and 10 assists this season and could become the second-leading scorer in program history by the end of this season. Clayton Beachy has made a successful transition to goalie and can rely on a solid back line. SoHi assistant Erik Dolphin also said his back line is solid, relatively unscathed by the lost players. Levi Rosin is a rock in the midfield, while Cameron Johnson, Aidan Willets and Kobe Miller remain at defense and Hunter Woodward remains in net. The Stars also are now able to showcase impressive

Baseball AL Standings

East Division W L Pct Tampa Bay 26 15 .634 New York 26 16 .619 Boston 23 20 .535 Toronto 17 25 .405 Baltimore 14 28 .333 Central Division Minnesota 27 15 .643 Cleveland 22 19 .537 Chicago 19 22 .463 Detroit 18 23 .439 Kansas City 15 28 .349 West Division Houston 29 15 .659 Seattle 22 23 .489 Los Angeles 20 23 .465 Texas 18 22 .450 Oakland 19 25 .432

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Wednesday’s Games Minnesota 8, L.A. Angels 7 N.Y. Yankees 5, Baltimore 3, 1st game San Francisco 4, Toronto 3 N.Y. Yankees 3, Baltimore 1, 2nd game Boston 6, Colorado 5, 10 innings Houston 5, Detroit 1 Tampa Bay 1, Miami 0 Texas 6, Kansas City 1 Thursday’s Games Oakland (Bassitt 1-1) at Detroit (Turnbull 2-2), 9:10 a.m. Texas (Lynn 4-3) at Kansas City (Bailey 4-3), 9:15 a.m. Baltimore (Straily 1-3) at Cleveland (Bauer 4-2), 2:10 a.m. Toronto (Stroman 1-6) at Chicago White Sox (Covey 0-2), 4:10 p.m. Minnesota (Pineda 2-3) at Seattle (Swanson 1-4), 6:10 p.m. All Times ADT

NL Standings

East Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 24 18 .571 — Atlanta 22 21 .512 2½ New York 20 21 .488 3½ Washington 17 25 .405 7 Miami 10 31 .244 13½ Central Division Chicago 25 15 .625 — Milwaukee 26 19 .578 1½ St. Louis 23 20 .535 3½ Pittsburgh 21 19 .525 4 Cincinnati 19 24 .442 7½ West Division Los Angeles 29 16 .644 — Arizona 24 20 .545 4½ San Diego 22 21 .512 6 Colorado 20 22 .476 7½ San Francisco 18 24 .429 9½ Wednesday’s Games Arizona 11, Pittsburgh 1 San Francisco 4, Toronto 3 Cincinnati 6, Chicago Cubs 5, 10 innings Milwaukee 5, Philadelphia 2 Washington 5, N.Y. Mets 1 Boston 6, Colorado 5, 10 innings Tampa Bay 1, Miami 0 Atlanta 4, St. Louis 0 L.A. Dodgers 2, San Diego 0 Thursday’s Games Milwaukee (Davies 4-0) at Philadelphia (Eflin 5-3), 9:05 a.m. N.Y. Mets (Wheeler 3-2) at Washington (Sanchez 0-6), 9:05 a.m. Chicago Cubs (Quintana 4-2) at Cincinnati (Castillo 4-1), 2:40 p.m. St. Louis (Wainwright 3-3) at Atlanta (Teheran 2-4), 3:20 p.m. Pittsburgh (Williams 2-1) at San Diego (Lauer 2-4), 6:10 p.m. All Times ADT

Twins 8, Angels 7 LA 001 002 103—7 18 1 Min. 020 042 00x—8 10 1 Cahill, Bard (5), N.Ramirez (6), C.Allen (8) and Lucroy; Odorizzi, May (6), Magill (7), R.Harper (8), Parker (8), Hildenberger (9), Morin (9) and J.Castro. W_Odorizzi 6-2. L_Cahill 2-4. Sv_Morin (1). HRs_Los Angeles, La Stella (11), Lucroy (6). Minnesota, Castro (6), Buxton (2).

Yankees 5, Orioles 3 Bal. 110 100 000—3 NY 120 200 00x—5

Hess, Kline (7) and Austin Wynns; Happ, Ottavino (6), Kahnle (7), Zack Britton (8), Aroldis Chapman (9) and Sanchez. W_Happ 3-3. L_Hess 1-5. Sv_Aroldis Chapman (10). HRs_Baltimore, Nunez (7), Mancini (8). New York, Torres 2 (8), Maybin (1), Sanchez (12).

Yankees 3, Orioles 1 Bal. 000 010 000—1 NY 001 100 10x—3

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Cashner, Armstrong (7), M.Castro (8), Fry (8) and Severino; German, Zack Britton (8), Aroldis Chapman (9) and Romine. W_ German 8-1. L_Cashner 4-2. Sv_ Aroldis Chapman (11). HRs_New York, Torres (8).

Astros 5, Tigers 1 Hou. 110 101 010—5 8 1 Det. 001 000 000—1 2 2 Verlander, Pressly (8), Osuna (9) and Chirinos; G.Soto, N.Ramirez (3), Reininger (7), Jimenez (9) and J.Hicks. W_Verlander 7-1. L_G.Soto 0-2. HRs_Houston, Bregman (14). Detroit, Jones (3).

Rangers 6, Royals 1 Tex. 200 102 001—6 12 0 KC 100 000 000—1 9 0 Minor, Gomez (6), Chavez (7), C.Martin (9) and Mathis; J.Lopez, Sparkman (6), Lovelady (9) and Maldonado. W_Minor 4-3. L_J.Lopez 0-5. HRs_Texas, Guzman (4), Choo (5), Calhoun (1).

Giants 4, Blue Jays 3 Tor. 101 010 000—3 5 1 SF 120 001 00x—4 8 3 E.Jackson, Tepera (6), Mayza (7), Hudson (8) and Maile; S.Anderson, Melancon (6), S.Dyson (7), Watson (8), Smith (9) and A.Garcia. W_Melancon 1-0. L_Tepera 0-2. Sv_Smith (11). HRs_San Francisco, Garcia (1), Crawford (2).

Rays 1, Marlins 0 TB 010 000 000—1 7 0 Mia. 000 000 000—0 7 0 Stanek, Beeks (2), Kolarek (5), Pagan (5), Alvarado (7), Roe (8), Castillo (9) and Bemboom, d’Arnaud; Urena, N.Anderson (7), Conley (7), Guerrero (9) and Alfaro. W_Beeks 3-0. L_Urena 1-6. Sv_Castillo (5).

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between the lines. You can figure out what you want. You watched the video. But it’s just non-reviewable. I know that sounds like a cop-out an-

young talent like Maleda Denbrock, Quinn Cox and Ryder Giessler. Dolphin said the problem is the current lineup has had little time to jell. “This one has a little more weight because of the history of these teams,” Dolphin said. “I definitely think we have enough to win the game, but it won’t be an easy road. “We’ve had to move guys around to fill holes and change tactics. But we’re all in to win this one game.” The tourney opens today with the Nikiski and Seward girls at 4 p.m. The Bulldogs notched 4-0 and 5-1 victories over the Seahawks this season. “My girls are excited and pretty pumped up for regions,” Nikiski coach Linda Zimmerman said. “We’re hoping to come out of there and progress on.” Zimmerman said all the Bulldogs must play well, with emphasis on Abby Bystedt in goal, Jordyn Stock and America Jeffreys up front, and Tika Zimmerman and Emma Wik in the midfield. If the Nikiski girls advance to play SoHi in the noon Friday semifinal, 2-0 and 8-0 losses to the Stars this season show a first state berth is at least within reach. “We all feel it would be awesome,” Zimmerman said. “We want to play smart soccer and do whatever we can in those games to put it into action.” The Bulldogs will need their best, because Jimmy Love plans on having the defending conference champs focused on a seventh state berth in nine seasons.

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Marquez, Dunn (7), Estevez (7), Oberg (8), Shaw (9), Bettis (10) and Wolters; E.Rodriguez, Barnes (7), Walden (7), Hembree (10), Workman (10) and Vazquez. W_Workman 3-1. L_Bettis 1-3. HRs_Boston, Martinez (9).

Diamondbacks 11, Pirates 1 Pit. 000 000 001—1 6 1 Ari. 300 410 03x—11 11 0 Archer, DuRapau (4), Stratton (5) and Cervelli; Greinke, Chafin (9), Y.Lopez (9) and J.Murphy. W_Greinke 6-1. L_Archer 1-3. HRs_Arizona, Escobar (9), Jones (9), Swihart (3).

Nationals 5, Mets 1 NY 001 000 000—1 4 0 Was. 302 000 00x—5 9 0 Font, Gagnon (3), Bashlor (6), Familia (8) and Ramos; Corbin, Doolittle (9) and Gomes. W_Corbin 4-1. L_Font 1-1. HRs_Washington, Robles (8).

Braves 4, Cardinals 0 SL 000 000 000—0 3 1 Atl. 001 100 02x—4 6 0 Wacha, Brebbia (6), Gallegos (7), Gant (8) and Molina; Soroka, Winkler (8), L.Jackson (8) and Flowers. W_Soroka 4-1. L_Wacha 3-1. Sv_L.Jackson (5). HRs_Atlanta, Riley (1), Culberson (3).

Reds 6, Cubs 5, 10 inn. Chi. Cin.

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Darvish, Montgomery (6), Kintzler (7), Ryan (8), Edwards Jr. (8), Brach (9) and T.Davis; Gray, Stephenson (6), Hughes (7), W.Peralta (7), Hernandez (8), R.Iglesias (9), Garrett (10) and Barnhart, Casali. W_Garrett 3-1. L_Brach 3-1. HRs_Chicago, Russell (1), Schwarber (5), Almora Jr. (3). Cincinnati, Suarez (13), Iglesias (3).

Brewers 5, Phillies 2 Mil. 103 010 000—5 Phi. 100 000 100—2

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Gonzalez, Jeffress (6), Claudio (8), Guerra (8), Hader (9) and Pina, Grandal; Arrieta, Alvarez (7), Nicasio (8), Neris (9) and Realmuto. W_Gonzalez 2-0. L_ Arrieta 4-4. Sv_Hader (11). HRs_ Philadelphia, Segura (3).

Dodgers 2, Padres 0 SD 000 000 000—0 4 1 LA 020 000 00x—2 8 1 Strahm, Maton (6), Wieck (6), Stammen (8) and A.Allen; Maeda, Alexander (7), P.Baez (8), Jansen (9) and R.Martin. W_Maeda 5-2. L_Strahm 1-3. Sv_Jansen (14).

Basketball NBA Playoffs CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Tuesday, May 14 Golden State 116, Portland 94, Golden State leads series 1-0 Wednesday, May 15 Milwaukee 108, Toronto 100, Mil-

swer, but that’s the truth.” Blues coach Craig Berube bristled when asked about what happened. “No explanation (from the officials),” Berube said. “What do you guys think? . There’s no reason to ask me. I have nothing to say about it.”

With SoHi, Homer and Kenai all finishing 5-1-2 in conference, the Stars took the top seed by topping Thunder Mountain twice. Homer played the Falcons to a victory and tie, while Kenai tied the Southeast side. Love said the Stars have had better results this season against Nikiski, compared to against Kenai or Homer. But that’s no reason to rest easy. “You can’t dial it down from your highest level,” Love said. “You have to come with your best game or prepare for a one-game tournament.” Love also said the Stars are coming for more than a state berth, craving a repeat conference title and better seeding at state. “I’m just ballparking when I venture to say Juneau-Douglas will be the No. 1 seed,” said Love, whose team lost 4-0 to the Crimson Bears this season. “You don’t want to end up on their side of the bracket.” The Seward and Nikiski boys play at 6 p.m. today. Nikiski owns 4-0 and 2-1 victories over the Seahawks this season. “What we did in the regular season doesn’t count anymore — it’s a new tournament,” Nikiski coach Harrison Deveer said. “We have to bring our A game. It’s the only way we can beat them.” Dynamic forward Pedro Souza, who has played just two full games this season, should be back for the tournament. Jace Kornstad and Justin Harris will be important in the defensive midfield, while Gavin White,

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Michael Mysing and goalie Mike Eiter will play pivotal roles. Deveer also will count heavily on Jim Lamping and Cody Handley on defense, as well as a third defensive starter to be announced. The winner gets the topseeded Kardinals, who finished 7-0-1 in the league, with the only blemish being a tie to Homer. “I feel like, for the first time ever, we actually have a chance to go through to state,” said Deveer, in his third year at the helm. “It’s going to be a tough one. At least it’s an achievable goal. Last year, it wasn’t.” Kenai, which has won three straight conference titles and last year’s Division II state crown, lost a ton of talent from last season, including four first-team allconference players. Joel Reemtsma also stepped down as head coach, but new coach Shane Lopez and the rest of the Kardinals have made sure the program has rolled on. The last thing Lopez wants is for that roll to end at the feet of the Bulldogs or Seahawks. “Both of those teams have put in goals on lots of teams,” Lopez said. “We can’t take anything for granted.” The coach said Kenai’s experienced seniors — Damien Redder, Tomas Levy-Canedo, Connor Felchle, Travis McKinley and Adam Trujillo — have plenty of big-game experience. “It’s been incredible to be a part of their growth and development,” Lopez said of the seniors. “I’m looking forward to one last postseason run with those guys.”

waukee leads series 1-0 Thursday, May 16 Portland at Golden State, 5 p.m. Friday, May 17 Toronto at Milwaukee, 4:30 p.m. All Times ADT

Hockey NHL Playoffs CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Tuesday, May 14 Boston 2, Carolina 1, Boston leads series 3-0 Wednesday, May 15 San Jose 5, St. Louis 4, OT, San Jose leads series 2-1 Thursday, May 16 Boston at Carolina, 4 p.m. Friday, May 17 San Jose at St. Louis, 4 p.m. All Times ADT

Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Added RHP Evan Phillips from Norfolk (IL) and returned him after Wednesday’s doubleheader. Sent LHP Richard Bleier to Frederick (Carolina) for a rehab assignment. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Designated 1B Frank Schwindel for assignment. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Optioned INF Justin Bour to Salt Lake (PCL). Selected the contract of 1B/LHP Jared Walsh from Salt Lake. MINNESOTA TWINS — Placed C Mitch Garver on the 10-day IL. Reinstated INF Miguel Sano from the 10-day IL. NEW YORK YANKEES — Transferred RHP Jonathan Loaisiga to the 60-day IL. Optioned RHP Joseph Harvey to Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre (IL). Added 1b/DH Kendrys Morales. Returned OF Mike Tauchman to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. TEXAS RANGERS — Placed SS Elvis Andrus on the 10-day IL. Optioned RHP Wei-Chieh Huang to Nashville (PCL). Recalled OF Willie Calhoun and LHP Jeffrey Springs from Nashville. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Optioned LHP Thomas Pannone to Buffalo (IL). Selected the contract of RHP Edwin Jackson from Buffalo. Claimed RHP Jimmy Cordero off waivers from Washington. Transferred RHPs Matt Shoemaker and David Phelps to the 60-day IL. National League ATLANTA BRAVES — Designated LHP Jerry Blevins for assignment. Reinstated LHP Jesse Biddle from the 10-day IL. Recalled RHP Wes Parsons from Gwinnett (IL). Placed OF Ender Inciarte on the 10-day IL. Called up OF Austin Riley from Gwinnett. LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Placed LHP Julio Urias on the restricted list. Recalled RHP JT Chargois from Oklahoma City (PCL). MIAMI MARLINS — Optioned RHP Elieser Hernandez to New Orleans (PCL). Recalled LHP Jarlin Garcia from New Orleans. NEW YORK METS — Optioned RHP Eric Hanhold to Syracuse

(IL). Reinstated RHP Jeurys Familia from the 10-day IL. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Optioned RHP Clay Holmes to Indianapolis (IL). Reinstated RHP Chris Archer from the 10-day IL. Sent OF Lonnie Chisenhall to Indianapolis (IL) for a rehab assignment. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Sent RHP Carlos Martinez to Springfield (TL) for a rehab assignment. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Optioned RHP Tyler Beede to Sacramento (PCL). Selected the contract of RHP Shaun Anderson from Sacramento. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Signed RHP Bryan Bonnell to a minor league contract. BASKETBALL Women’s NBA WNBA — Named Cathy Engelbert commissioner. LOS ANGELES SPARKS — Resigned G Riquna Williams. NEW YORK LIBERTY — Waived C Talia Caldwell. FOOTBALL National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS — Promoted Quentin Harris to director of player personnel, Dru Grigson to assistant director of player personnel, Adrian Wilson to director of pro scouting, Chris Culmer director of college scouting, Josh Scobey to Western Regional scout and Nathan DiGregorio to pro scout. Named Keegan Leyrer area scout in the West and Andrew Caskin scouting assistant. CINCINNATI BENGALS — Signed LB Deshaun Davis. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Signed WR N’Keal Harry. NEW YORK JETS — Fired general manager Mike Maccagnan. Named Adam Gase acting general manager, in addition to his duties as coach. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Waived S Cameron Glenn. Signed TE Levine Toilolo to a oneyear contract. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Signed QB Geno Smith. TENNESSEE TITANS — Agreed to terms with DB Amani Hooker. Canadian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Released LB Otha Peters Jr. Signed WRs Chris Hubert and Malik Richards, OL Delroy Baker and Drew Desjarlais, QB Sean McGuire, PK Gabriel Amavizca Ortiz, LBs Manuel HernandezReyes and Thiadric Hansen and DBs Elijah Battle, Payton Hall and Sergio Schiaffino. HOCKEY National Hockey League BUFFALO SABRES — Named Ralph Krueger coach. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Signed G Elvis Merzlikins to a one-year contract.

Today in History Today is Thursday, May 16, the 136th day of 2019. There are 229 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 16, 1966, China launched the Cultural Revolution, a radical as well as deadly reform movement aimed at purging the country of “counter-revolutionaries.” On this date: In 1770, Marie Antoinette, age 14, married the future King Louis XVI of France, who was 15. In 1868, at the U.S. Senate impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson, 35 out of 54 senators voted to find Johnson guilty of “high crimes and misdemeanors” over his attempted dismissal of Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, falling one vote short of the two-thirds majority needed to convict; the trial ended 10 days later after two other articles of impeachment went down to defeat as well. In 1919, pianist Liberace was born in West Allis, Wisconsin. In 1920, Joan of Arc was canonized by Pope Benedict XV. In 1939, the federal government began its first food stamp program in Rochester, New York. In 1943, the nearly month-long Warsaw Ghetto Uprising came to an end as German forces crushed the Jewish resistance and blew up the Great Synagogue. In 1953, Associated Press correspondent William N. Oatis was released by Communist authorities in Czechoslovakia, where he had been imprisoned for two years after being forced to confess to espionage while working as the AP’s Prague bureau chief. In 1975, Japanese climber Junko Tabei became the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest. In 1988, the U.S. Supreme Court, in California v. Greenwood, ruled that police could search discarded garbage without a search warrant. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop released a report declaring nicotine was addictive in ways similar to heroin and cocaine. In 1991, Queen Elizabeth II became the first British monarch to address the United States Congress as she lauded U.S.-British cooperation in the Persian Gulf War. In 1997, President Bill Clinton publicly apologized for the notorious Tuskegee experiment, in which government scientists deliberately allowed black men to weaken and die of treatable syphilis. In 2007, anti-war Democrats in the Senate failed in an attempt to cut off funds for the Iraq war. Ten years ago: The ruling Congress party swept to a resounding victory in India’s mammoth national elections. Rachel Alexandra became the first filly to win the Preakness Stakes since 1924, holding off a late charge by Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird to capture the middle jewel of the Triple Crown by a length. Five years ago: Federal safety regulators slapped General Motors with a record $35 million fine for taking more than a decade to disclose an ignition-switch defect in millions of cars linked at that point to at least 13 deaths (the figure later rose to 90). U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel pledged to Israeli leaders that the U.S. would “do what we must” to prevent the Jewish state’s greatest fear of a nuclear-armed Iran from being realized. One year ago: Officials at Michigan State University said they had agreed to pay $500 million to settle claims from more than 300 women and girls who said they were assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar. Today’s Birthdays: Former U.S. Rep John Conyers, D-Mich., is 90. Former U.S. Senator and Connecticut Governor Lowell Weicker is 88. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats is 76. Jazz musician Billy Cobham is 75. Actor Danny Trejo is 75. Actor Bill Smitrovich is 72. Actor Pierce Brosnan is 66. Actress Debra Winger is 64. Olympic gold medal gymnast Olga Korbut is 64. Olympic gold medal marathon runner Joan Benoit Samuelson is 62. Actress Mare Winningham is 60. Rock musician Boyd Tinsley (The Dave Matthews Band) is 55. Rock musician Krist Novoselic (noh-voh-SEL’-ik) is 54. Singer Janet Jackson is 53. Country singer Scott Reeves (Blue County) is 53. Actor Brian (BREE’-un) F. O’Byrne is 52. Rhythm-and-blues singer Ralph Tresvant (New Edition) is 51. Actor David Boreanaz is 50. Political correspondent Tucker Carlson is 50. Actress Tracey Gold is 50. International Tennis Hall of Famer Gabriela Sabatini is 49. Country singer Rick Trevino is 48. Musician Simon Katz is 48. TV personality Bill Rancic is 48. Actor Khary Payton is 47. Rapper Special Ed is 47. Actress Tori Spelling is 46. Actor Sean Carrigan is 45. Singer-rapper B. Slade (formerly known as Tonex) is 44. Actress Lynn Collins is 42. Actress Melanie Lynskey is 42. Actor Jim Sturgess is 41. Actor Joseph Morgan is 38. DJ Alex Pall (The Chainsmokers) is 34. Actress Megan Fox is 33. Actor Drew Roy is 33. Actor Jacob Zachar is 33. Actor-comedian Jermaine Fowler is 31. Actor Thomas Brodie-Sangster is 29. Actor Marc John Jefferies is 29. Olympic bronze medal figure skater Ashley Wagner is 28. Actor Miles Heizer is 25. Thought for Today: “The enemy of the conventional wisdom is not ideas but the march of events.” -- John Kenneth Galbraith, American economist, diplomat and author (1908-2006).

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What’s Happening Events and Exhibitions n Margaret Stock, immigration expert/attorney, will talk about changes in immigration law and policy that have been implemented since President Donald Trump took office, and how these changes affect Alaskans on Thursday, May 23 from 6-8 p.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. Changes include the slowing of legal immigration, increases in denials of visa petitions and citizenship applications, reduced refugee numbers, and the growth in detention of asylum seekers. Hosted by Many Voices. https:// n The public is invited to attend the Fireweed Fiber Guild monthly meeting at the Soldotna Public Library on Saturday, May 18 at the Soldotna Public library at 11 a.m. There will be demonstrations for spinning and spindling. There are many activities planned for this Summer and DON’T forget this Autumn’s FiberFest’, which the Fireweed Fiber Guild is sponsoring. n Celebrate our state! Alaska’s 60th Anniversary dinner and auction with Keynote Speaker Kelly Tshibaka, Alaska Commissioner of Administration, will be held on Friday, May 17 at the Merit Inn, 260 Willow St., Kenai. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. No-host bar. 6 p.m. dinner. Tickets $50 per person. Purchase eight tickets if a full table is desired. Visit n Registration is now open for Kenai Performers’ Summer Drama Camp. 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 2526808. See EVENTS, page A9


A ‘Fair’ day at the theater By JOEY KLECKA Peninsula Clarion

The spring show from Triumvirate North Theatre needed a bit of dumb luck to get hatched, but is set to deliver the goods this weekend and next. “Sabrina Fair” is the latest Triumvirate production, with two-night showings on consecutive weekends at the theater located just north of Kenai on the Spur Highway. The play will feature the debut of Joe Spady as director as he tackles the witty romantic comedy with producer Hannah Tauriainen. While Spady and Tauriainen are expecting a successful showing, Sabrina Fair wasn’t the original pick for Triumvirate’s spring play. The company was gearing up to put on “School of Rock” for its May show, but the licensing company that owns “School of Rock” had a change of heart. The play company that owns the rights switched the “School of Rock” script to a junior production only, which meant Triumvirate could no longer put on the

show. But just days after scrapping the “School of Rock” plan in January, Tauriainen came through with a rather serendipitous moment. “I was just scrolling through Amazon Prime, and I saw “Sabrina”,” she recounted. “I was like, ‘Man, I haven’t seen this movie in a long time’ … I watched it again and thought, ‘This is so cute! I wonder if it’s a play?’” Tauriainen found the script to “Sabrina Fair” the next day and brought it up with Spady while at a friend’s house, and Spady took the lead. “We just went on this journey, like let’s do it,” Tauriainen said. “Let’s start the ball rolling.” The play follows the original script, written in 1953 by Samuel A. Taylor and subsequently released twice on film in 1954 and then again in 1995. As the daughter of a chauffeur of a wealthy family living on the north shore of Long Island, Sabrina Fairchild returns from several years spent living in Paris to the home she essentially grew up in, the Larrabee man-

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sion, and presents herself as a young woman looking to take in every enjoyable moment from the world. Fairchild eventually becomes romantically involved with Linus Larrabee, the son of the Larrabee patriarch. The scrapping of “School of Rock” didn’t allow much time for “Sabrina” auditions, so Triumvirate started work on it right away, hand-picking much of the cast. Spady said the show presented him the perfect opportunity to challenge himself for the first time as director of a play,

rather than acting in one. “I’ve been talking about directing for a while,” Spady said. “It’s very different from the films.” Spady grew up in Soldotna and worked in the theater business with the Kenai Performers before moving out to live in California and then Manhattan. Now back on the peninsula, Spady said he has rapidly built up a base of acting peers and friends that has allowed him to take on the director’s role. Spady said “Sabrina Fair” brings See THEATER, page A9

Review: New anthology of Gabriel Garcia Marquez journalism

Corner THE LITTLE SPRUCE TREE By Kenneth Covey March 29, 2018 We saw it together My Mom and me On the hill, all alone A little spruce tree My Mom said, “Here in the woods Life must be hard, This little spruce tree Would live better in our yard.” So we dug up that little spruce tree Barely a foot tall, my Mom and me And we took it to town To give It a home, at 1115 “E” I was just a boy, seven or eight So I didn’t know much about life and it’s weight Just being a boy, happy and free So my Mom raised us, the tree and me I grew up, leaving Mom and home All around the world to roam Mom stayed and took care of the tree Which soon grew much taller than me I would come home sometimes for a stay And see the changes with a little dismay They both were aging, the tree getting taller My Mom getting greyer, and just a bit smaller I found the Lord and He saved my soul So I wanted to be sure Mom had the same goal We had a special bond because of our tree And I shared my heart, just my Mom and me At the kitchen table one day She spoke to me and I heard her say “It’s all about Jesus, isn’t it, son?” “Yes, Mom, it is, He’s the Son of God, the only one, He gave His life on a cross shaped tree To save all who believe, like you and me.” To know she believed came as no surprise But brought a flood of tears to my joyful eyes I’m an old man now and my Mom is in Glory But this is not the end of the story Because, you see, the tree is still there Standing straight and tall, 60 feet in the air I go back “home” every now and then And I look at that tree and remember when We planted that tree My Mom and me We still have a bond, with a tree In our life It’s The Tree upon which the ultimate sacrifice Was given for all and for free We both are forgiven, my Mom and me One day we’ll stand at the base of a tree United forever, my Mom and me Maybe we’ll remember that little spruce tree And how much it meant to my Mom and me But the Tree of Life means so much more It’s a promise given when we reach that far shore And we will forever have the bond, my Mom and me That started ‘way back when, with the very first Tree

Hannah Tauriainen (left) acts out a scene with Aaron Gordon during rehearsal of Sabrina Fair, Tuesday, at Triumvirate North Theatre. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

This cover image released by Alfred A. Knopf shows “The Scandal of the Century and Other Writings,” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. (Alfred A. Knopf via AP) By Ann Levin The Associated Press

“The Scandal of the Century and Other Writings,” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Alfred A. Knopf). Although he was awarded

the Nobel Prize for literature, Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s first love was journalism. Calling it “the best job in the world,” he said, “I am basically a journalist. All my life I have been a journalist. My books are the books of a

journalist, even if it’s not so noticeable.” That may well be the case. What’s also true is that the 50 pieces in this volume, selected by Cristobal Pera, who helped edit Garcia Marquez’s memoirs, and with an introduction by journalist Jon Lee Anderson, are more than just a little literary. The topics include a sighting of Ernest Hemingway, one of his literary heroes, in 1957, when Garcia Marquez was just a 28-yearold journalist at loose ends in Paris and a magnificent, lushly poetic tribute to John Lennon written after the Beatle’s 1980 assassination. “In a century in which the winners are always those who hit hardest, who take the most votes, who score the most goals, the richest men and the most beautiful women, the commotion caused all over the world by the death of a man who has done nothing but sing to love is encouraging. It’s the apotheosis of those who never win.” That’s at the beginning, and it only gets better. What’s particularly striking is how timely and relevant many of the dispatches are today, even though the most recent was written 35 years ago, after he’d already won his Nobel and earned universal acclaim for be-

loved works like “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and “The Autumn of the Patriarch.” Consider a pair of essays written in the ’70s reflecting on the overthrow of military dictators in Venezuela (1958) and Cuba (1959), both of which he covered. His descriptions of Havana under Batista and the years immediately afterward — “Cuba soon found that it was not actually a distinct country but rather a commercial peninsula of the United States” — still resonate today as Venezuela devolves into crisis and the U.S. doubles down on its longstanding trade embargo against Cuba. Also, his alarm about ecological devastation in South America was prescient. “The Magdalena River is dead,” he wrote in 1981 about the principal river in his native Colombia. “People speak too easily of reforestation.” As in any anthology, some of the pieces are better than others. His style can be baroque. He repeats himself. He appears to believe in ghosts. But taken together, the writing here offers readers a splendid opportunity to sit for a few hours in the presence of a storyteller of spellbinding genius and humanity.

In ‘Parabellum,’ John Wick is on the run again By Jake Coyle The Associated Press

Movies can be blessedly simple. As the first “John Wick” showed, all you really need is a car, a gun, a dead dog and Keanu Reeves. Who needs “kiss kiss” when you’ve got plenty of “bang bang”? Alas, nothing in today’s movie-land stays minorkey. Chad Stahelski’s “John Wick” has quickly spouted into a three-and-counting series, the latest of which is “John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum.” What was once a taut, minimalist action movie with an appeal predicated on low-expectations and leanness has grown into a franchise with a typically overcooked subtitle and derigueur world-building (the film’s press notes reference “the Wickian universe”). “Parabellum” finds Stahelski, Reeves’ former stunt double who has directed all three films, moving further beyond Wick’s hardboiled origins and into a more extravagant action thriller. In its ever-expanding fictional realm, “Parabellum” isn’t so dissimilar from a superhero

movie, only one with way more blood, a much higher body count and, yes, righteously better action scenes. It starts right where we left off with Reeves’ uberhitman. He’s on the run in New York having violated the fiercely enforced rules of the High Table, an international assassin’s guild that sets combat protocol for a vast criminal netherworld, including that no “business” should be conducted in the Continental, the Manhattan hotel presided over with panache by its manager, Winston (Ian McShane). Ruthless as the world of John Wick is, it’s a rigidly ordered one, full of slavish fidelity to a warrior code that’s part samurai, part magician. There’s a $14 million bounty on Wick’s head, just posted by the High Table, which has begun a soon-to-conclude countdown to make Wick “excommunicado.” For every other bounty hunter, it’s open-season on John Wick. And in these films, one lurks down every alley the ratio of regular person to hitman is, like, 2 to 1. From the get-go, the visual landscape of “Parabel-

This image released by Lionsgate shows Keanu Reeves in a scene from “John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum.” (Niko Tavernise/Lionsgate via AP)

lum” — a nighttime New York downpour with dashes of neon all around — is vivid, nearly turning Time’s Square into Hong Kong. With little time to go, Wick heads to where all hitmen go in times of need: the library. Beginning with the Rose Main Reading Room at the New York Public Library (where Wick, wielding a tome pulled from the stacks, fights a giant played by 76ers backup centre Boban Marjanovic), “Parabellum” excels in its New York locations. Cinematography

Dan Laustsen (“The Shape of Water”) and production designer Kevin Kavanaugh (“The Dark Knight Rises”) are the movie’s most potent weapons. With pursuers all around, Wick stealthily seeks out old associates for help, including Anjelica Huston, as a kind of ballet-and-wrestling instructor, and Halle Berry, who has a fiefdom in Casablanca and a few lethal dogs that severely test the bounds of “good boy.” He appeals to them on the basis of old See MOVIE, page A9

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Tacos. All proceeds from the film festival and gear swap go towards river conservation and supporting paddling here on the Kenai Peninsula. n Creative entries for the Salvage Art Exhibit are encouraged to be displayed at the Kenai River Festival June 7-9 This event is cosponsored by ReGroup and The Kenai Fine Art Center. For more information or to volunteer to help at any of these happenings call 252-2773.

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n Come in and see the Kenai Fine Art Center’s May exhibit, “Of Stone,” by Alanna deRocchi and Jonathon Green. This dual artist exhibit will showcase two artists that are currently instructors at UAA. A combination of immense pottery and printwork that melds natural and architectural elements. The Kenai Fine Art Center is located across from the Oiler’s Entertainment Bingo Hall and next to the Historic Cabins. 283-7040, n Vagabond will feature Mark Lebrelle & Michael Shawn — Country Duo — “Of Stone” will hang until June 1. Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18. n Kenai Performers presents “The Cru- Music starts at 9 p.m. both nights. cible” by Arthur Miller. May 16, 17, 18, at 7 p.m. Location: 44045 K-Beach Road n The Flats Bistro in Kenai presents live (backside of Subway restaurant). Tickets dinner music every Thursday and Friday are $15, available at the door and online from 6:30-8:30 p.m., featuring Garrett at For more Mayer on Thursdays, and Mike Morgan on Fridays. The Flats Bistro also presents information call Rebecca at 398-2951. n Into it’s 20th year, the Seldovia Sum- after-dinner music on alternate Fridays mer Solstice Music Festival is happening and Saturdays from 9-11 p.m. Watch this June 20-23 in Seldovia and is building to space for more music at The Flats. For be an event to remember. The headlin- reservations call The Flats Bistro at 907ers are the Sahnas Brothers and Suzanne 335-1010. * ® Lansford who play a blend of Greek, Lat- n Acapulco, 43543 Sterling Highway in in, and Flaminco guitar music with the Soldotna, has live music at 5 p.m. Fridays added flairthe of Suzanne Lansford’s exceland Saturdays. Here’s catch: You must have difficulty hearing lentand fiddle accompaniment. 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out a particularly clever style of humor and emotion that suits his own methods. “It’s just really, really smart humor,” Spady said. “It’s not just silly slapstick. We definitely do a lot of silliness, but it’s just very clever. The lines have so much wit, and there’s so much depth to all the humor as well.” Tauriainen stars in the titular role, and as a veteran of the stage said the role presents a very heavy script to others she’s handled in the past. “It’s a lot of lines,” Tauriainen said. “This is my first time doing a play that is only dialogue heavy … I’ve never done a play where I’m just talking for basically half the time.” Tauriainen said working with a fellow peer and friend in Joe Spady is another angle that she’s not accustomed to. Having acted under former teachers and mentors in Joe Rizzo, Phil Morin and Bob Bird, Tauriainen is now producing a show in tandem with someone more her own age. “That’s been so cool to take direction from him, but also partner with him as a producer does with a director,” Tauriainen said. “It’s been fun.” One of the lovable quirks of the show is the set, which is mostly comprised of a

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bonds that, he hopes, supersede the decrees of the High Table. Along with returning co-stars Laurence Fishburne, Lance Reddick and McShane, “Parabellum” is well-stocked in top-flight character actors. No movie that includes Fishburne bellowing “I am the Bowery!” isn’t without its acting pleasures — including Reeves, himself, who has found in Wick a comfortable match for his spare style and powerfully still physical presence. Also added to the mix here is Asia Kate Dillon (“Billions”), as the Adjudicator, sent to arbitrate violators of the High Table’s code. But most come to the “John Wick” films for the hyperkinetic videogame action sequences. With a seamless mix of CGI and stunt work, Stahelski fluidly choreographs ballets of bullets and endless violent encounters across a grim cityscape. In some sequences, the action is clever, stylish and syncopated with the camera in motion. There are sleek showdowns surrounded by reflective glass inventive weapon selections, when assailants corner Wick in a corridor of antique knives and chases on horse, under an elevated subway, and by motorcycle, in a

background painted image of a backyard patio and garden area, and the props, almost all of which are flat, two-dimensional pieces. The furniture and a few glasses are the only pieces not painted on — even a birdcage and bouquet of flowers are twodimensional. Spady praised the work of set designer Stacy Tronnier, who he said constructed the majority of the set. Following the lead role of Sabrina Fairchild (Tauriainen) is Sabrina’s father, Mr. Fairchild (played by Chris Jenness), the Larrabee parents Maude (Donna Shirnberg) and Linus, Sr. (Dan Kasaa), Linus Larrabee, Jr. (Spencer McAuliffe), David Larrabee (Aaron Gordon), maid Margaret (Jody McAuliffe), Sabrina’s French suitor Paul D’Argenson (Richard Vollertsen) and Julia Ward McKinlock (Terry ZopfSchoessler). Tauriainen said the cast around her brings a lot more to the play than what she expected just three months ago. “The way we envisioned the characters is not necessarily what’s happened,” Tauriainen said. “But all these people have made it so much more than what we were thinking of.” “Sabrina Fair” runs May 17, 18, 24 and 25, with 7 p.m. showings. Tickets are variable depending on seating, and can be purchased online on Triumvirate North’s website. blur across a bridge. In one moment, a tussle plunges underwater and the action takes on a slow-motion beauty. There is no doubt that these sequences are quite easily, in form and execution, a cut above what most any other action film is currently doing. But “Parabellum” often squanders its finesse by resorting, countless times, to execution-like killings. As the body count swells, the relentless sound of gun blasts, and the occasional knife stuck in a skull, begins to pulverize. Fans will surely eat it all up, but the “John Wick” films have nothing to say about gun violence despite its absurd abundance. As laudable as the filmmaking is here, it’s an abdication — and one that’s hard to fathom, given the parade of shootings today — that sullies the whole enterprise. You could say, well, it’s just a movie. That’s true. No one would confuse “the Wickian universe” for our own. But not because of all the gunplay. Because everyone plays by the rules. “John Wick 3,” a Lionsgate release, is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for pervasive strong violence, and some language. Running time: 131 minutes. Three stars out of four. MPAA definition of R: Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

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Man’s gender transition jolts couples’ longtime friendship She will only watch this channel and is obsessed with the love stories and relationship movies. This goes far beyond a simple “like” for something, and I’m afraid she’s using it as a way to avoid developing real relationships. She has few friends and has never been in a relationship. I Abigail Van Buren have tried to get her to stop watching it, but it never ends well. How can I help her move away from the television set and into the real world? -- FANTASY VS. REALITY IN FLORIDA DEAR F. VS. R.: Watching romantic movies with guaranteed happy endings (if only life were really like that!) is your sister’s “safe” way of vicariously enjoying idealized relationships. Continue encouraging her to take some risk and join the real world by inviting her to join you in social groups. But until she realizes for herself that she needs to do it, it won’t happen. Counseling could help her, but she won’t accept it until she admits to herself that she needs help to develop the social skills she lacks and is willing to reach out for it. DEAR ABBY: I have been dating my boy-

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By Leigh Rubin

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHH Touch base with a neighbor or close relative. You might want to get to the bottom of a problem, but a key person might not want to share what is going on. Open up to slow change. Tonight: Speak your mind. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHH Do not go overboard with a favorite habit or pastime. You speak your mind and are willing to debate the pros and cons of a decision. A family member might act sneaky. They could easily be sneaky. Tonight: Your treat. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHH Lie back and be ready to move forward with plans. You could get a slow start to the day, but you are in your groove by the afternoon. Others suddenly become more responsive than in the recent past. Tonight: Unwind your style. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHH Expect a busy morning. If you have an important call or some key business, handle it in the a.m. Your luck will be high at that point. Tonight: Relax. Make weekend plans. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH You might need to pull back and get a better perspective of what you need to do. Emphasize work and/ or an authority figure. You will want to bypass a key issue. Remember, the final call is yours. Tonight: Where friends can be found. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH Look at someone’s motive carefully. He or she is willing to go to extremes to make a point. You might not be sure which way to go. Follow your heart, though be ready to be in the limelight and follow another person’s lead. Tonight: A must appearance. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH Deal directly with a partner and follow through on a key matter that is close to your heart. A friend could disappoint you with a decision or change of plans. Let this person go and explore the option that interests him or her. Tonight: Let your mind drift. Hop on the internet. BORN TODAY Entertainer Janet Jackson (1966), pianist Liberace (1919), actress Tori Spelling (1973)


Overhauling the fridge Dear Readers: Who has a MESSY REFRIGERATOR? It’s time to get organized. Take everything out and put it on the counter. Now you can see what you have. Turn back to the fridge; it’s time for a deep clean. Spray the shelving, drawers and walls with a solution of 4 tablespoons of baking soda mixed with water. Wipe down with a clean cloth. Get in all the tight places -- cotton swabs may come in handy. Wipe dry with paper towels. Throw away anything you don’t need or recognize (ha-ha -- anything fuzzy). Combine those two open jars of pickles. Now to restock. Avoid overstocking the fridge; the cold air needs to circulate. Keep milk and juices up front for easy access. Store tiny fruits like strawberries in a basket inside the fridge. -- Heloise P.S. Where is the best place to store eggs? According to the American Egg Board (, keep eggs in their original container on a shelf in the fridge, not in the door. This keeps them insulated and protects them from cracking and absorbing other flavors. LEVERAGING YOUR BAKING Dear Heloise: My hint, which I have done for years: When stirring cookie dough, etc., I put the bowl in my sink, because with the leverage from being lower than my countertop, it makes it easier to stir with not so much effort. An aside: If I’m adding something and it spills over the side of the bowl, it is easier to clean up. -- Sue W., via email

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Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, May 16, 2019: You could be quite content dealing with a friend or loved one. If single, you do not feel a perpetual need to reach out for anyone. When you do, which you will this year, your attraction could be overwhelming or inappropriate. Date until you are sure you are with the right person. If attached, the two of you work well as a team. You become much closer the more you share. You gain financially by following a dream or an unlikely risk. SCORPIO might be too intense with you. Just flow. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH You let others run with the ball with pleasure. You might not want to stop this trend, as you appear to enjoy yourself to the max with a little less responsibility. Others are delighted to just get R and R. Tonight: All energized, off for some exercise. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH You might be putting the finishing touches on a project. You might have had too much to do, but have cleared out quite a few different items as a result of your focus. Return calls, especially to a special friend. Tonight: Take a brisk walk. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH Your good nature comes through for you in the a.m. By late day, you could feel overwhelmed with everything you need to complete. Pressure builds to a high level because of your goals. Tonight: How ‘bout some R and R. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHH The basics count, and you take the next step. Touch base with a family member and understand a request that might seem off the wall. Your high energy allows you to cover a lot of ground. Get as much done as possible. Tonight: Ever playful. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHH Stay with the basics and do not break past patterns. Ask for some feedback if you feel you might need to take a different route. After a complete conversation, you will have a better sense of direction. Listen to a loved one’s suggestion. Tonight: Happy at home.

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friend for six months, and in many ways he’s a great guy. One thing that irks me, though, is his tardiness. This man can’t show up on time to save his life. I have arrived at his house for a date only to find he has not even arrived at his own home yet. He is usually 30-plus minutes late for our get-togethers. I have brought this up many times, and at this point I feel like a nag, but it’s SO disrespectful and rude to treat others this way. I’m annoyed to the point that I may break up with him for this reason only. Is my reaction well-founded? -- EARLY IN OREGON DEAR EARLY: Your boyfriend is either extremely disorganized or just plain rude. If he hasn’t been able to change his pattern in six months, he isn’t likely to do it. You can, however, change the way you react to it. Because you know he runs late, make your plans accordingly so you won’t be kept waiting. However, if you can’t do that, then rather than let it continue to stress you out, end the romance. 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. For an excellent guide to becoming a bet-

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DEAR ABBY: My longtime friend of 30 years, “Charlotte,” lives across the country. I have just learned that her husband, “Harold,” is transgender and is now transitioning to become “Helen.” When they come, they always stay with us for several days because they can’t afford a hotel. My husband is now very uncomfortable with them staying here or being seen out in public with them. Is there a way to tell Charlotte to come alone and still save the friendship? Or should I let them come and deal with my husband’s feelings, which I think are unjust? -- UNJUST IN THE WEST DEAR UNJUST: Talk to your husband and explain that he doesn’t have to socialize more than he is comfortable with if your friends visit. If he still refuses, why don’t you and he visit THEM this year? You could stay in a hotel while you adjust to the adjustment Harold is making. I assume that your husband and Harold were friendly before. Perhaps if he and Harold have a chance to talk, your husband can get past his discomfort. It could be a valuable learning experience for him. Your support at this time would be a tremendous gift to this couple. DEAR ABBY: My 22-year-old sister is unhealthily fixated on a particular cable TV channel.



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May 16, 2019 edition of the Peninsula Clarion

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