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Murkowski gets federal funds for fight against spruce bark beetle By VICTORIA PETERSEN Peninsula Clarion

Alaska Division of Forestry will receive federal money to help combat spruce bark beetle infestations. Sen. Lisa Murkowski addressed spruce bark beetle infestations during a subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., where she questioned U.S. Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen on the beetle epidemic in Southcentral Alaska, a press release from Murkowski said. “The spruce bark beetle is back in Alaska and on steroids this time,” Murkowski said. “About 15 years ago, they decimated the Kenai Peninsula and are now moving into the Mat-Su Valley. One of the problems with the beetle is it destroys the health of the tree and makes them more vulnerable to fire. Yet, the [Fiscal Year 2020] budget proposes a 25% cut to the Forest Service Bark Beetle Initiative. There are private lands right next to your lands; the bugs don’t care.” The Forest Service’s Bark Beetle Initiative assists with insect outbreak monitoring and mitigation. At the hearing, Christiansen announced the U.S. Forest Service would be transferring $2 million in carryover funds from the agency’s State and Private Forestry accounts over to the Alaska Division of Forestry to help curtail the beetle spread accelerating in Alaska over the last three years. During the 1990s, the spruce beetle epidemic affected more than 1.3 million acres statewide. Since 2010, that area has grown to 6 million acres, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. Since the mid-1970s, beetles have destroyed mature spruce trees on 1.2 million acres of the Kenai Peninsula — about 50% of the peninsula’s forested land, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. The beetles are active in the summer months, when they emerge from infested trees to new host trees, where they feed and breed. The $2 million will be used to remove hazard trees and build fuel breaks in Alaska, the press release said.

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‘It’s a slam dunk’ Peninsula lawmakers weigh in on crime bill By Brian Mazurek Peninsula Clarion

The Alaska Legislature may have finally come to a consensus on one of their top priorities this session, although it has come long after the eleventh hour. After several weeks of debate, a final version of HB 49 — seen as a sweeping repeal-andreplace of the controversial SB 91 crime bill enacted several years ago — is being drafted by a conference committee that sought to reconcile the differences between the House and the Senate’s version of the legislation. The Senate’s version of the bill, which passed the Senate unanimously, was seen as tougher on crime than the House’s version, but was rejected by the House 18-22 on Tuesday. Wednesday was the last day of regular session for legislators, but Gov. Mike Dunleavy declared a special


Strike on table for school district staff By VICTORIA PETERSEN Peninsula Clarion

Matt Claman, D-Anchorage, and Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, and three senators, Shelley Hughes, R-Palmer, Mike

School district employees are considering a strike after contract negotiations were left unresolved Thursday afternoon. Since May 8, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and two employee associations, Kenai Peninsula Education Association and Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association, have been negotiating a contract in several collective bargaining meetings. Thursday’s session ended with no contract, and no plans for further meetings. “Negotiations between teachers and classified school employees, including classroom paraeducators, custodians, secretaries, nurses and food service staff working for the Kenai Peninsula Borough

See BILL page A2

See STRIKE, page A3

Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, listens to testimony in Juneau in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy of Peter Micciche)

session Wednesday evening to give legislators more time to deal with the crime bill, as well as issues surrounding the budget and the Alaska

Permanent Fund dividend. The conference committee for HB 49 consisted of three House members, Chuck Kopp, R-Anchorage,

Artist, community to collaborate on crane sculpture By Brian Mazurek Peninsula Clarion

This Saturday, peninsula residents will have the opportunity to make their mark on the history of Kenai — literally. A 6-foot-tall sandhill crane statue is currently being sculpted by local artist Christina Demetro, and she will be bringing the statue to the Kenai and Soldotna libraries on Saturday so that anyone who is interested can collaborate on the sculpture by adding clay to the wings and head of the bird. People will also have the opportunity to write haikus, some of which will be included on the finished product. That Peace Crane statue will eventually be cast in bronze and placed in the Shimai Toshi Garden Trails, a Japanese Garden that will be the first of its kind in Alaska. The Shimai Toshi Garden Trails is a proposed Japanese garden that sprung from a story of resiliency. Sarah Pyhala, the president of the Shimai Toshi Garden group, said that the idea first came to her

Artist Christina Demetro, left, and Shimai Toshi Garden Trails President Sarah Pyhala show off a rough model of Demetro’s 6-foot crane statue at Coffee Roasters in Soldotna on Wednesday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

and her husband Matthew in February of 2018. While attending a Rotary conference on environmental sustain-

ability, Pyhala learned of an organization that harvests seeds collected from plants that survived the 1945 atom-

ic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan. Pyhala was able to obtain ginkgo and hackberry seeds, and as of now she has

managed to get one of the ginkgo trees and three hackberry trees to sprout. The trees where the seeds came from were less than 1,200 meters from ground zero of the atomic bomb, but have managed to survive to this day. After acquiring the seeds, Pyhala began looking at possible locations for a Japanese garden in Kenai. While not officially part of the Sister City Program that connects Kenai with Akita, Japan, Pyhala wanted to formally recognize the relationship with a public garden — Shimai Toshi is Japanese for “sister city” — while also providing a therapeutic space for people on the peninsula. The ginkgo, hackberry and newly acquired persimmon plants that are currently under grow lights at Pyhala’s house will be planted in the garden along with other native Alaskan plants. Pyhala hasn’t found the perfect spot yet, but she is hopeful that by September her group will have the locaSee CRANE, page A3

Special session comes with hefty price tag By Alex McCarthy Juneau Empire

The Alaska Legislature launched into a special session Thursday, giving lawmakers 30 more days to get their jobs done. The special session could end up costing just over a million dollars, according to

estimates from the Legislative Affairs Agency. The number is unlikely to rise quite that high, though, because the Legislature has yet to pass a budget — meaning that lawmakers’ per diems are cut off. If the Legislature goes the full 30-day session without passing a budget (and without legislators collecting their

$302 per day per diem), the special session would cost $532,000, according to LAA’s estimate. LAA Executive Director Jessica Geary explained in a phone interview Thursday that special sessions usually cost about $30,000 per day. Contingency funds for a special session are already

in the Legislature’s budget, Geary said, and there’s about $700,000 set aside. Geary said that funding a special session will not take away from other state services. If the Legislature needs more than that, it will come out of the Legislature’s operating budget, Geary said. If a

second special session pushes past June 30 (the end of the fiscal year), then the Legislature would have to pull from the 2020 legislative operating budget. “I’m hopeful, as I’m sure everyone else is, that they’ll be able to get a budget passed fairly quickly,” Geary said. See PRICE, page A2

Central peninsula to get spring cleaning By KAT SORENSEN Peninsula Clarion

Spring is in full swing, with cleanups taking place across the central peninsula. Kenai Parks and Recreation is hosting a Kenai Community Clean Up on Saturday, May 18 starting at 10 a.m. The cleanup will start at the Kenai greenstrip, at 400 Main Street Loop. Parks and Rec will pro-

vide bags for the cleanup. Participants are asked to return their filled bags to the greenstrip by noon Saturday for a chance to win prizes. Drawings for prizes will take place at 12:15 p.m. for participants of all ages, but they must be present to win. Lunch and drinks will be provided at noon by Kenai Lions Club and Parks and Rec. In Nikiski, the Nikiski Community Council and

Nikiski Rec Center have teamed up with Alaska Waste for a weeklong cleanup that will be coming to an end on May 19. Alaska Waste will pick up the cleanup bags on May 20 from the highways along Nikiski. Volunteers can get their designated cleanup bags at the Nikiski Rec Center and enter for a drawing, which will be held at the annual Family Fun in the Midnight Sun event on June 15.

Kenai will also be hosting cleanups all summer long through the TRASHercise Lunches. “The city of Kenai is sponsoring a series of lunch time hikes with the purpose of cleaning up our city and getting some exercise at the same time,” according to the city. “Please join us as we enjoy our beautiful city and help keep our community clean at the same time.” The TRASHercise

events will be held from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on different dates until October. The city will provide gloves and bags. The first TRASHercise will meet at 120 Main Streep Loop on May 23. On June 13, they’ll meet at Daubenspeck Family Park, June 27 at Kenai North Beach and July 11 in front of Paradisos. For a full calendar of TRASHercise events, call 907-283-8262 or 907-2828235.

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. . . Price Continued from page A1

Legislators’ per diem is currently cut off due to House Bill 44, which was signed into law last summer. The law states that legislators’ per diem is cut off if they fail to pass a budget on time. The bill also states that lawmakers can get their per diems back as soon as they pass a budget. When he declared the special session Wednesday, Gov. Mike Dunleavy said there was “a lot of interest” in having

. . . Bill Continued from page A1

Shower, R-Wasilla, and Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage. These six legislators negotiated through Wednesday evening and Thursday morning and agreed on a compromised bill Thursday afternoon. Rep. Gary Knopp, R-Soldotna, said that the house is poised to vote on the conference committee’s bill Monday afternoon and is confident that the legislation will pass this time around. “It’s a slam dunk,” Knopp said. “We’re not going to get a better compromise than this.” Knopp was part of the Majority Coalition in the House that rejected the Senate’s version of the bill on Tuesday. Knopp argued that the House members did not have time to look at the legislation and added that he was not comfortable voting in favor of a bill before he had been given a chance to read through it. He also criticized the Senate’s bill for the potential financial costs associated with it, including an estimated $50 million dollars to reopen the correctional facility in Palmer if the number of inmates increases as expected. Sen. Peter Micciche, RSoldotna, agreed that the compromise was fair, saying that nothing was given up by the Senate in the way of public safety. One compromise Micciche noted was that the Senate’s version of

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the special session in the MatSu Valley. Geary said having a special session is cheaper in Juneau, and LAA’s numbers back that up. LAA compared a session in Wasilla with a session in Juneau. Running the numbers without per diem, a special session in Wasilla would cost nearly $460,000 more than a session in Juneau. Running the numbers with per diem, a special session in Wasilla would cost just over $130,000 more than a special session in the capital city. There are other considerations with that as well,

according to the LAA’s spreadsheet evaluating the two location options. The Menard Center conference room in Wasilla could fit one chamber at a time holding floor sessions, according to the spreadsheet. Advanced planning would also be required to make sure they could get the space, and it’s hard to make a request when it’s not certain how long the special session will last. Hotel space is also a concern in Wasilla, according to LAA. In Juneau, on the other hand, the Baranof Hotel has offered 100 rooms

to legislators, according to LAA. Dunleavy called this special session with the intent of having the Legislature make decisions on crime legislation, the operating budget, the capital budget and the future of education funding. According to state statute, the Legislature has to focus on the issues the governor defines and nothing else. Three of the past four special sessions (all of which were in 2017) have gone the full 30 days, according to LAA.

the bill included completely eliminating the pretrial risk assessment program, and the conference committee agreed to keep the program but to make it one of 12 different factors that determine whether someone is released before their trial. Currently, a pretrial risk assessment is required with every case to determine if someone can be released on their own recognizance before their trial. Last Wednesday, an amended version of HB 49 passed the House of Representatives 24-14 and was sent to the Senate. Those in the House Republicans caucus voted against the House version of the bill, and several of the amendments introduced

by caucus members were voted down or nullified by the House Majority, including one amendment from Rep. Sara Rasmussen, R-Anchorage, that would have removed marriage as a defense in certain cases of sexual assault. Rep. Ben Carpenter, R-Nikiski, voted against the House version of the bill that passed last week, characterizing it as “repeal-and-replace lite.” Carpenter said that while he didn’t think the House version included anything that would negatively impact public safety, it was not a big enough step in the right direction and included several provisions that would have incentivized the delaying of criminal trials so that potential felons

could earn time off their sentence while still in the pretrial phase. Carpenter said on May 9 that he expected the Senate to make changes that he wanted to see and was proven right, voting in favor of the Senate version along with the rest of the House Republican Caucus on May 14. The conference committee’s version of HB 49 is expected to be voted on by the House on Monday and the Senate on Tuesday. If approved by both chambers, it will be sent to the governor’s desk, where Dunleavy is expected to sign it into law. Editor’s note: Rep. Ben Carpenter is a cousin of reporter Brian Mazurek.



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The LeeShore Center will be holding its monthly The Kenai Peninsula will celebrate its 2nd Annual Board meeting at The LeeShore Center on Wednesday Pride Celebration on Saturday, July 20 at the Soldotna KDLL Spring Membership Drive May 29. The meeting is open to the public and begins at 6 Creek Park from 12-4 p.m. This is a national event, which celebrates the signing of the Americans with Disabilities KDLL Public Radio has its Spring Membership Drive p.m. For further information call 283-9479. from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 23 and 24 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival Act. Disability Pride is seeking sponsors for this event and extends a warm invitation to you and your business to parMay 25, with special, original programming, live music Into its 20th year, the Seldovia Summer Solstice Music ticipate. We hope to hear back from you by June 3. Conand a raffle for concert tickets. Tune in at 91.9 FM or listen online at Call 283-8433 for more in- Festival is happening June 20-23 in Seldovia and is build- tact Maggie Winston at 907-740-0410 or Nikki Marcano ing to be an event to remember. Happening at the same at 907-262-6351. Donations can be mailed to Independent formation or visit KDLL 91.9 FM on Facebook. time is the 5th annual Higgy’s En Plein Air Art Festival Living Center at 47255 Princeton Ave., #8, Soldotna, AK, 2019 Celebration of Birds with Emil Vinberg and Jen Jolliff as Headliners. Both 99669. The Keen Eye Bird Club is hosting the 2019 Celebra- events have free workshops along with musical busking, Annual Spay Neuter Fund plant sale tion of Birds, which features the 2019 Annual 24-hour a song circle with the performers and other activities to Calling all plant and animal lovers. The Annual PeninMidnight Sun Big Sit at the Kenai Wildlife Viewing Plat- make this a truly memorable weekend! Tickets are $40 form on the Bridge Access Road, from 6 a.m. Saturday, for an all festival Adult pass, Teens $16., under 12 free. sula Spay Neuter Fund Plant Sale will take place Friday May 18 to 6 a.m., Sunday, May 19. Plus three consecu- More info on Facebook- Seldovia Summer Solstice Mu- 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 tive Saturday bird walk opportunities led by local bird sic Festival or the indoor plants for your enjoyment. All proceeds go to help enthusiasts. Schedule follows: May 18 Kasilof Flats Hot Open House/Microchip clinic fund the spay neuter coupon program offered by the PeninSpot 1-3 p.m.; Kenai Flats Hot Spot, 4-5:30 p.m.; May 25 Kenai Kennel Club is having an Open House/Micro- sula Spay Neuter Fund. Kenai Wildlife Refuge Walk, 8-10 a.m.; June 1 Bishop Creek/Stormy Lake Walk 8-10 a.m. Families encouraged. chip clinic this Saturday, May 18 from noon to 2 p.m. Garden Club May workshops Weather appropriate clothing is suggested. For more in- There will be food, microchip clinic —$35 first dog, 2nd May workshops are this coming Saturday, May 18 as formation refer to the Kenai Peninsula Birding Festival dog $30 from same owner — as well as trick dog, obedience, rally and agility demos and lots of information follows: 10-10:30 a..m., Make a hanging basket; 1-2 p.m., Facebook Page or call 262-7767. about training your dog! Come join us for a few hours of Dr Casey Matney of NRCS will discuss Pest Control for Trump immigration policies and Alaska fun!! Look for the bright yellow sign in the back of the your Garden; 2-3 p.m., Make a Tomato Bucket. Workshop fee is $5 per person per workshop. For more information Margaret Stock, immigration expert/attorney, will talk old Carrs Mall building in Kenai. email the Central Peninsula Garden Club at cenpengardenabout changes in immigration law and policy that have Caregiving and Depression or check our Facebook page. been implemented since President Donald Trump took ofCaregiver Support Meeting will take place Tuesday, Gigantic VFW garage and bake sale fice, and how these changes affect Alaskans on Thursday, May 23 from 6-8 p.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church in May 21 at 1 p.m. at Kenai Senior Center. Topic: CareToo many items to list. May 17, 18, and 19 from 10 Soldotna. Changes include the slowing of legal immigra- giving and Depression. During Mental Health Month, we tion, increases in denials of visa petitions and citizenship will discuss how caregiving puts you at risk for depres- until 5 p.m. at Birch Street VFW in Soldotna. Bargains applications, reduced refugee numbers, and the growth sion. Please join us to share your experiences as a care- galore. All proceeds go to the new building addition fund. in detention of asylum seekers. Hosted by Many Voices. giver, or to support someone who is a caregiver. For more And thank you for supporting the VFW. Also get your sweets and treats at the bake sale. information, call Sharon or Judy at 907-262-1280.

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tion for their garden. In the meantime, Pyhala reached out to the artist responsible for “The Giving Salmon” sculpture in Homer to sculpt a crane that would be the centerpiece for the garden. As it turns out, Demetro had been thinking of sculpting a crane before she got the call. “When I envisioned the garden, I always pictured a

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School District have deteriorated leaving both unions looking at a possible strike,” a Thursday press release from the Kenai Peninsula Education Association said. The associations took a soft survey to gauge members’ willingness to strike if their most recent proposal was rejected by the district. David Brighton, president of the Kenai Peninsula Education Association, said around 84% of their certified members were in support of a strike. Now, Brighton said, a more official vote will be taken to decide if the association members will strike. The associations are required to give the district a 72-hour notice ahead of any strike. For the last year, contract negotiations have snagged on the rising cost of health care. A previous agreement effective through June 2018 remains in use for employees without contracts. “Current health care costs are unpredictable, unaffordable, and unsustainable,” Brighton said in the release.

crane sculpture, either inflight or with its wings expanded,” Pyhala said. “When I contacted Christina, she told me that the day before she had just been reviewing her crane and heron ideas from 20 years ago.” With that, a new partnership had taken flight. Demetro has been doing sculpture work since she was 19 apprenticing with her father. As she grew up Demetro began working on her own pieces, but she continues to co-sculpt with her father to this day. Both Demetro and

her father have always emphasized involving the community in co-sculpting the pieces that will be publicly displayed, including “The Giving Salmon.” For that piece, Demetro said over 300 community members and students co-sculpted the 6-foot salmon with her, and it is now on display near the Salty Dog Saloon in Homer. “When you have ownership in the artwork, you see it and appreciate it in a different way,” Demetro said. “It has a different energy to it.”

This spring Demetro has been traveling to schools around the peninsula and involving students in the sculpting of the crane as well as teaching them how to create their own sculptures, write haikus and play the giant xylophone that will be placed in the center of the statue, encompassed by the wings of the crane. Pyhala has a background as a therapist and said that spending time in Japanese gardens has been shown to improve the quality of life for people struggling with dementia,

PTSD and other illnesses. Described by Pyhala as “structured chaos,” Japanese gardens utilize plant height, plant placement and geometry to tell a story by drawing the eye to various points while walking through the garden. “With the space that we have in mind, people will be able to just get lost in their thoughts. After collaborating with community members on Saturday, Demetro hopes to have the statue finished by this fall so that she can send it off to Arctic Fires Bronze Sculptureworks in

“High health care costs have forced the district to consider layoffs, increasing class sizes, and school consolidation. This is not best for kids.” Since 2017, the district has provided employees with two options for health care benefits, which include a high-deductible plan and a traditional plan. Employees pay 10% of the costs for the high-deductible plan, and 15% of the costs for the traditional plan. At the last collective bargaining session, the associations gave a proposal asking the district to migrate employees from the traditional plan to the district’s high-deductible plan. The traditional plan has more expensive premiums, meaning more money taken out of employee’s paycheck. The high-deductible plan ensures less expensive premiums, but has a higher upfront cost to employees receiving medical care. The school district rejected the association’s proposal Thursday morning. “The Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Educational Support Association understand the high cost of health care in Alaska and have offered the school district cost-saving proposals in ne-

gotiations,” Brighton said in a release. “The last proposal from both unions moves all Kenai Peninsula educators to a high deductible health plan to reduce health care costs. We know from last year’s experience when more than 400 educators moved on to the high deductible health plan, the district saved $1.2 million in health care costs. We predict that moving the entire group to the high deductible health plan changes healthcare usage and could save KPBSD a further million dollars.” Brighton said the associations are looking to save the district and taxpayer money. A proposal offered by the district, and rejected by the associations Thursday morning, takes away the option of the traditional plan for employees hired after the end of May, and increases the district’s contribution to the health care cap by $50 per month. When

medical costs reach a cap’s limit — the district won’t split the cost 85/15 or 90/10, but instead split the cost 50/50 with the employee — putting more of the cost share on the employee. After months of negotiations, district and employee associations could not come to an agreement, so in February, an arbitrator held a hearing to help guide contract negotiations. The school district’s proposals for each employee association, was based on recommendations from the arbitrator’s report, released April 26. The arbitrator’s report offered few suggestions for resolving the stalemate on health care costs but acknowledged the funding challenges facing the district as well as the evidence brought forth by the associations regarding health care employee cost share.

The report found that “evidence is irrefutable that it is costing KPBSD more to provide health care coverage, and that employees experience higher costs than virtually all of the other comparable districts,” which include districts in Anchorage, Mat-Su and Fairbanks. There is no official plan for a strike at this time. Rachel Sinclair, who represents the classified school employees, said the employees will stand together for what is right. “Doing the right thing is not easy,” Sinclair said in the association’s press release. “Our teachers and support staff will be standing together on this issue and conducting a membership strike vote.”

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UN makes an urgent plea to save our planet Our planet is on life support.

That’s the dire message from a landmark United Nations report this past week that found one million species of plants and animals — out of a total of eight million — are at risk of extinction as the result of human actions. It’s a message the world dare not ignore. At stake is not just the survival of other species. The UN report, the most thorough health checkup on biodiversity ever conducted by leading scientists, makes clear that the future of our own species is at stake as well. Robert Watson, chair of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, put it like this: “We are eroding the very foundations of economies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality of life worldwide.” In other words, we must save the plants and animals by protecting their habitats — if only for our own selfpreservation. One way to do that would be for the world to meet the targets set under the 2010 UN Convention on Biodiversity to protect 17% of land area and 10% of oceans by 2020. That’s not a unreasonable goal, considering that last week’s report found natural ecosystems have already been diminished by half. But it is a politically difficult one. The fact is that in order to protect lands and waters governments must ban virtually all economic activity within them, a responsibility Canada’s previous Conservative government ducked. As a result, until recently this country was a laggard compared to other G7 countries in meeting the goals set out by the UN. Happily, the Trudeau government has taken important steps to change that, though it still has a ways to go. Last month, for example, the government set aside 11,580 square kilometers of the Laurentian Channel, a key migratory pathway for whales and other endangered species between Cape Breton Island and Newfoundland, as Canada’s newest and biggest marine protected area, or MPA. At the same time, Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson released new rules that will ban oil and gas activities, mining, ocean dumping and bottom trawling in all 13 of the country’s MPAs. Predictably, there was political push-back. The premiers of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland argued that designating the Laurentian Channel as an MPA will hinder economic activity off their coasts. But if studies of the world’s oceans show anything, it’s that protecting marine habitat isn’t a threat to economic activity in coast areas; it’s vital to making sure it can continue in the future. MPAs help to connect important feeding, mating and calving grounds for vulnerable species. And in turn, those ecosystems generate essential revenue for island and coastal communities through sustainable fisheries and tourism. They also protected species that otherwise would be at serious risk. The Laurentian Channel, for example, is home to 20 species of whales and dolphins, as well as northern wolffish, soft corals called sea-pens, sea turtles and more. At the same time, corals, sponges and other creatures will be protected by a ban on the destructive practice of bottom trawling. Ships drag weighted nets along the ocean floor, destroying coral forests and sea beds and sweeping up hundreds of kinds of unwanted fish, called “bycatch,” which are then discarded. The new marine protected areas move Canada close to meeting the UN goal for protecting ocean areas by 2020. But on land, this country still falls short. Canada has now designated 11.8% of its land area as “protected,” significantly short of the 17% goal it has pledged to reach by next year. The Trudeau government has done a lot in this area, setting aside new protected areas in the Northwest Territories and as close as the Rouge National Urban Park on the outskirts of Toronto. But it should up its efforts and set an example for the rest of the world. Last week’s sobering report on threatened species gives it added urgency. — The Star of Toronto, May 13

Stop dreaming and solve real problems A laska V oices L arry P ersily Alaskans like superlatives: The largest state in the union and boasting the most coastline, tallest mountain, lowest recorded temperature, largest national park and biggest national forest. We take pride in our natural extremes — and dream about manmade extremes. We love thinking about big projects, but unattainable big projects distract us from reality. For example, some Alaskans dream about a $17 billion railroad that would move Alberta’s oil sands production in tank cars 1,700 miles across remote boreal forest, rivers and wetlands, threading around mountains and wildlife habitat to near Fairbanks, where Canadian crude would be poured into the trans-Alaska oil pipeline (TAPS). Supporters say all that new oil could help extend the life of TAPS and restore Valdez to its glory days of busy oil tanker traffic. They say it could solve the problem of insufficient pipeline capacity out of Alberta. Certainly, Alaska has plenty of room in its three-quarters-empty pipeline. Gov. Mike Dunleavy has written President Donald Trump seeking a presidential permit for the crossborder railroad. Let’s just hope Trump doesn’t decide to impose tariffs on Canadian rail traffic. Alas, the economics come off the rails for shipping Canadian oil the long way through Alaska for export. A 2015 study for the government of Alberta estimated the rail cost alone from the oil sands to Alaska at $15

to $20 per barrel, assuming the railroad moves 1 million barrels a day. Each heated and insulated tank car could carry about 700 barrels, requiring thousands of rail cars in constant motion. Add in the TAPS pipeline charge and tanker costs, along with rail car loading and unloading expenses, and the transportation charges could eat up at least one-third the value of the oil. But why limit our dream to oil — why not boxcars, flatcars and grain cars riding the rails, moving all kinds of commodities, mining production, equipment and consumer goods to and from Alaska and to and from Asia through Canada to North American markets. That’s the dream behind Alaska Senate Joint Resolution 11, which lawmakers have adopted and will soon mail to officials across Canada and the United States. Supporters say using Alaska as a rail transfer station would save travel time for ships going to and from Asia, moving goods to North America and maybe taking farm products to China. True, but that leaves a very long, very expensive train ride. I expect that moving cargo containers by sea, up to 20,000 of the 20-foot-long boxes on the newest megaships, is more cost effective than moving several hundred at a time by train. The dream is linking the stateowned Alaska Railroad with the North American rail system. The big dream is the money. The legislative resolution tells us: “The state would not be required to provide funding for a railroad project.” It’s that something-for-nothing affliction again. Not a disease unique to Alaska, but one we have perfected. The supportive resolution says “public-private partnerships” would enable the Alaska Railroad Corp. to

finance, build and operate the line. This was the magical thinking behind the Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority, but when inflated traffic estimates and honest financial numbers emerged for the elevated water crossing, the down-to-earth reality looked more like public cost and private benefit. The point isn’t to rain an economic downpour on the parade of rail cars. It’s just one in a long list of uneconomic dreams, such as: The almost $200 million the state poured into an unfinished rail spur to the Matanuska-Susitna Borough’s Port MacKenzie, in the name of economic development. A state-owned gas pipeline from the North Slope to Big Lake, known as the Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline, which is a funny name for a $10 billion project that can’t stand on its own economically. Dead-end projects burn up time and energy, taking Alaskans away from the work of creating a real future for the state. Instead of dreaming big, we should be thinking smart. We need to build our university system, public schools, vocational training and job training. We should improve high-speed internet access to smaller communities, health care services, substance abuse treatment and counseling to bring Alaskans into the workforce. We should fund innovative technologies and research with actual benefits. All of that would create more jobs and economic development than another sweet dream about an unrealistic project with dubious benefits.

disease has on the families and the economy. For someone who flew to another state to give respite care, not only was it a financial cost for myself, the emotional toll is devastating to watch. Thankfully, as of January 2017, Medicare covers critical care planning services. However, not enough patients and providers are aware of this resource. That is why in April, I — along with 1,300 other advocates from across the country — went to D.C. and asked Congress to cosponsor the Improving HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act (S. 880/H.R 1873). The Improving HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act would help educate clinicians on Alzheimer’s and dementia care planning services through Medicare. Endorsed by the Alzheimer’s Association and its advocacy arm, the Alzheimer’s Impact

Movement, the Improving HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act will give them the knowledge and tools to better help their patient and families living with dementia after diagnosis. I wish we had the resources back when my mom was sick, that passing this bill, would bring the families of today. Please join me in asking Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan and Rep. Don Young to support the Improving HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act. To learn more about this devastating disease and how you can join the fight to end Alzheimer’s, visit Together we can be of the 1st survivor.

Larry Persily is a longtime Alaska journalist, with breaks for federal, state and municipal jobs in oil and gas and taxes, including deputy commissioner of the Alaska Department of Revenue 1999-2003.

Letter to the Editor Join the fight against Alzheimer’s today There are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, including 8,000 here in Alaska. More than 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, including 33,000 here in Alaska. I was one of those Americans. For the individual living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers, care planning is essential to learning about medical and non-medical treatments, clinical trials and support services available in their community. Accessing these services results in a higher quality of life. As a caregiver for my mother who had Alzheimer’s, I understand firsthand the enormous burden this

— Cindy Harris, Alzheimer’s Association Alaska Ambassador

Nation Lawmakers push FBI to name hacked counties WASHINGTON — Members of Florida’s congressional delegation said Thursday it was unacceptable that the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security will not publicly identify the two counties where Russian hackers gained access to voter databases before the 2016 election. A bipartisan group of lawmakers said after a classified FBI briefing that they were told the county names but were not allowed to share that information with the public. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, had a similar briefing last week and also said afterward that he could not release the names. The Florida lawmakers want the federal agencies to be more transparent and are pledging to work

on bipartisan legislation to strengthen notification rules. They said the public has the right to know if their data was breached, similar to a credit card company notifying customers. The FBI also told the lawmakers there was “suspicious activity” around other counties, but didn’t identify those counties by name. “The public needs to know which countries were hacked and what steps are being taken to hold the bad actors accountable,” said Democratic Rep. Stephanie Murphy. Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz was blunter: “I don’t know who the hell they think they are to not share that information with us.” The Florida revelations add new anxiety for officials as they work to secure their systems for the 2020 elections. Many fear a repeat of 2016, when

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Russian hackers targeted election infrastructure in at least 21 states. The rising concerns could push Congress to take another crack at election security legislation that stalled before the midterm elections last year. The lawmakers said they were told with certainty that election results weren’t compromised, but

it was less clear whether the Russian hackers were able to use the voter data in any way. “We couldn’t get with certainly that the Russians were not actually able to manipulate the data that they had access to,” said Rep. Debbie MucarselPowell, D-Fla. “They have no evidence but couldn’t say with certainty.”

Dems push bill on Obamacare toward House OK

From left, Rep. Nydia Velazquez, D-N.Y., Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., and Rep. G. K. Butterfield, D-N.C., speak as they attend a Democratic event ahead of a House floor vote on the Health Care and Prescription Drug Package, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) By ALAN FRAM Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Democrats pushed legislation buttressing the 2010 health care law and curbing prescription drug prices toward House passage Thursday, advancing a bill that

seems engineered with next year’s elections in mind and has no chance of surviving in the Senate or getting President Donald Trump’s signature. The measure forces Republicans into the uncomfortable political position of casting a single vote on leg-

islation that contained popular drug pricing restraints they support but measures strengthening President Barack Obama’s health care statute that they oppose. In the end, most Republicans seemed poised to vote against the overall package. Much of the bill focused on reversing steps — largely backed by GOP lawmakers — that Trump has taken to weaken Obama’s law , a statute he has vowed to repeal ever since his presidential campaign. The measure would restore money Trump has cut to publicize the law and help patients enroll for its benefits, block Trump’s expansion of the availability of low-cost, low-coverage plans and help states set up their own online marketplaces where policies are sold. Democrats view Obama’s law as one of their greatest recent achievements, and see efforts to strengthen it as perhaps

their most effective issue going into next year’s presidential and congressional elections. They said Trump’s moves were part of his effort to erode the law, which has expanded coverage by about 20 million people. “Here is the Democratic response,” said Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York, a member of the House Democratic leadership. “Keep your hands off of the health care of everyday Americans.” Democrats said that by giving states more leeway to make low-price plans with skimpy coverage available, Trump was enabling the sale of policies that don’t cover people with pre-existing conditions. Democrats say a major factor in their takeover of the House in last November’s elections was their hammering of Republicans for making such patients vulnerable to losing coverage.

Democrats stage marathon reading of Mueller report By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Live, from a tiny parlor in the Capitol, Democratic lawmakers read aloud Thursday from nearly 400 pages of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report in a marathon expected to stretch into the next day. More than two dozen lawmakers rotated into the shuttered House Rules Committee room to take their turns keeping the report’s findings on Russian election interference in the public conversation as Congress awaits word on whether Mueller will testify. They’re also trying to galvanize public sentiment, insisted upon by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, before any moves are made toward impeachment. Trump, who is re-

sisting every congressional request on the subject, offered counterprogramming for about 25 minutes with a speech on immigration from the sun-splashed White House Rose Garden. But by then, a rotating cast of Democrats was in its third hour of sharing a different story to the public — this one written by the former FBI director who spent nearly two years investigating Trump and who has been asked to speak to Congress, under oath, for himself. On C-SPAN, Rep. Jim McGovern of Massachusetts had just gotten to the part about efforts by Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to pave the way for Trump Tower Moscow when the president began delivering his immigration remarks live on other networks.

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“The American people need to hear from the report itself,” said Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon of Pennsylvania, adding, “Summaries won’t do.” Split screen or no, Democrats continued to voice Mueller’s words at roughly three pages per minute, with as many as 10 televised hours of reading ahead of them. Blockedout sections of the report remained secret. By the time Trump stepped to the podium at the White House, Scanlon, Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas and others had already read into the cameras sections titled “Interactions and Contacts with the Trump Campaign” and “Russian Hacking and Dumping Operations” involving the Democratic National Committee. They

read aloud even sections of the report that remain secret. “Redacted. Redacted,” said Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the Judiciary Committee chairman who has threatened to subpoena Mueller. Later, he said the recitation is important because “it’s damning.” Democrats agree on that, but there’s significant dissension over whether Mueller’s writings on the question of obstruction is, already, worthy of formal impeachment proceedings. While Mueller did not find evidence that Trump conspired with the Russians, he published startling details about Trump’s efforts to block the investigation and get others to lie for him. Many Democrats say that’s plenty reason to launch impeachment proceedings.

DALLAS — A Dallas man previously arrested in the death of an 81-year-old woman has been charged with killing at least six other elderly women whose jewelry and other valuables he stole, authorities said Thursday. Kim Leach, a spokeswoman for the Dallas County district attorney’s office, said 46-year-old Billy Chemirmir was indicted Tuesday on six more counts of capital murder in the deaths of women ranging in age from 76 to 94. Chemirmir, a Kenyan citizen who was living in the U.S. illegally, also is charged in nearby Collin County with two counts of attempted capital murder for similar attacks there, according to county court records. A Collin County grand jury has returned five capital murder indictments against Chemirmir, but a spokesman for the county’s district attorney’s office declined to release details about those charges, including whether they pertained to five other victims and whether the victims were also elderly women. Chemirmir has been in custody since March 2018 in the death of the 81-year-old Dallas woman, Lu Thi Harris. Police in Plano were investigating Chemirmir in connection with suspicious death and suspicious person calls at a senior apartment complex in that Dallas suburb and found evidence linking him to Harris’ death in Dallas, authorities said. Plano is in Collin County. The break in the case came when Chemirmir forced his way into the Plano apartment of a 91-yearold woman that March, telling her to “go to bed. Don’t fight me,” according to an arrest affidavit filed in Collin County. The woman was smothered with a pillow into unconsciousness and robbed. However, paramedics revived her and she told investigators that her attacker had stolen a box containing her jewelry. Police identified Chemirmir from a license plate number and were able to find and tail him days later, when they watched him throw a jewelry box into a trash bin. They traced the box to Harris, according to the affidavit. Plano police Chief Gregory Rushin said at the time that Chemirmir used his health care experience “to his advantage in targeting and exploiting seniors, some of the most vulnerable people in our community.” Police said then that investigators were reviewing about 750 unattended deaths of elderly women for possible links. Chemirmir’s attorney, Phillip Hayes, said Thursday that this week’s charges were a surprise and that he hadn’t had time to review them yet. “These cases came out of the blue and I don’t have any information on them yet,” he said. But he noted that Chemirmir “has denied it since Day 1” that he played any role in Harris’ death. “They have circumstantial evidence that puts him in the area but that’s as far as the evidence goes,” Hayes said. In addition to the murder charges, Chemirmir is being held on a charge of being in the country illegally.

Trump administration pulls $1B from California rail project SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Trump administration cancelled nearly $1 billion Thursday in federal money for California’s high-speed rail project, further throwing into question the future of the ambitious plan to connect Los Angeles and San Francisco. The administration said it might also try to force California to return $2.5 billion that has already been spent. The move by the Federal Railroad Administration came several months after President Donald Trump and Gov. Gavin Newsom sniped at each other over the project. Trump made the rail line an issue when he seized on Newsom’s remarks in February that the project as planned would cost too much and take too long. Newsom has shifted the project’s immediate focus to a 171-mile line in the state’s Central Valley, but he said he’s still committed to building the full line. Still, federal officials said California has repeatedly failed to make “reasonable progress” and abandoned the original vision. Newsom declared the action “illegal and a direct assault on California” and said the state would go to court to keep the money. “This is California’s money, appropriated by Congress, and we will vigorously defend it in court,” the governor said in an emailed statement. Voters initially approved about $10 billion in bond funds for the project in 2008. It faced repeated cost overruns and delays since then. It’s now projected to cost more than $77 billion and be finished by 2033.

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Basque militant ETA chief arrested after 17 years on the run By JAMEY KEATEN and ARITZ PARRA Associated Press

SALLANCHES, France — A longtime chief of the Basque militant separatist group ETA was arrested Thursday in a French Alps town after being on the run for 17 years, Spanish authorities said, proudly announcing the capture of a man accused of crimes against humanity. José Antonio Urruticoetxea Bengoetxea, known by the alias Josu Ternera, has been the most wanted ETA member since 2002. Interpol, the global police body, had issued a red alert against him. Spanish authorities also accuse him of multiple killings and belonging to a terrorist organization. ETA, whose initials stand for “Basque Homeland and Freedom” in the Basque language, killed more than 850 people during its decades-long violent campaign to create an independent state in northern Spain and southern France. The militant group gave up its arms in 2017 and disbanded last year after being weakened by a sustained police effort to dismantle its operations and arrest its leaders. Spain’s Interior Ministry said Ternera’s arrest took

place early Thursday in Sallanches, a town of 16,000 in the French Alps, with both French intelligence services and Spanish Civil Guard agents taking part. Spanish authorities said Ternera, 69, had been living near SaintGervais-les-Bains, a French winter sports haven close to the borders of France, Switzerland and Italy. The Paris prosecutor’s office said Ternera was arrested by France’s domestic intelligence service DGSI, based on a 2017 French conviction in absentia for involvement in a terrorist group. That verdict carried a sentence of eight years in prison and barred him from French territory. Police took Ternera to the courthouse in nearby Bonneville, where he appeared before a French judge who approved having him remain in custody. Police then marched out Ternera — with a hood covering his head — into an unmarked police car to go to the Bonneville prison. Prosecutors said he will be brought before the Paris prosecutor’s office on Friday. Since he was convicted in absentia, Ternera has the right to request a new trial. Bonneville prosecutor Patrice Guigon said Ternera had a lawyer in Paris, but did not identify the attorney.

A man looks at a poster with the face of Basque separatist militant Josu Ternera, in his home town of UgaoMiraballes, Spain, Thursday. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Guigon said Ternera had been in the region “for at least several days.” He said he was seen Thursday by a doctor for an unspecified “medical problem” but the condition was not so severe as to keep him out of prison. Spain will ask France to extradite Ternera to stand trial for his alleged crimes before he completes his prison sentence there, according to Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska. “The arrest of Josu Ternera has been a maximum priority,” GrandeMarlaska said. “The collaboration and cooperation with French police and courts has been a decisive

element in this victory of the rule of law over the ETA terrorist organization.” Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said the end of the ETA showed that “our commitment against terrorism and for a peaceful coexistence of all people is eternal.” Carmen Ladrón de Guevara, a lawyer representing an association of ETA’s victims, told The Associated Press in Madrid that Ternera was a “macabre symbol.” “He is one of the most symbolic members of ETA,” Ladrón de Guevara said. “I started to receive calls from the victims early this morning and one of them told me: ‘Finally.’”

Saudis blame Iran for drone attack amid calls for US strikes

People inspect the site of an airstrike by Saudi-led coalition in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed) By AYA BATRAWY Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia accused Tehran of being behind a drone strike that shut down a key oil pipeline in the kingdom, and a newspaper close to the palace called for Washington to launch “surgical” strikes on Iran, raising the specter of escalating tensions as the U.S. boosts its military presence in the Persian Gulf. Concerns about possible conflict have flared after the U.S. dispatched warships and bombers to the region to counter an alleged but unspecified threat from Iran. There also have been allegations that four oil tankers were sabotaged Sunday off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, and Iran-aligned rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s attack on the Saudi pipeline. The fears have grown out of President Donald Trump’s decision last year to withdraw the U.S. from

the 2015 nuclear accord between Iran and world powers and impose wide-reaching sanctions — the latest levied as recently as last week — that have crippled Iran’s economy. Saudi Prince Khalid bin Salman, who is King Salman’s son and the country’s deputy defense minister, tweeted that the drone attack on two Saudi Aramco pumping stations running along the East-West pipeline were “ordered by the regime in Tehran, and carried out by the Houthis” — a reference to the Yemeni rebel group. A state-aligned Saudi newspaper went further, running an editorial calling for “surgical” U.S. strikes on Iran in retaliation. Iran has been accused by the U.S. and the U.N. of supplying ballistic missile technology and arms to the Houthis, which Tehran denies. The front-page editorial in the Arab News, published in English, said it’s “clear that (U.S.) sanctions are not sending the right

message” and that “they must be hit hard,” without elaborating on specific targets. It said the Trump administration had already set a precedent with airstrikes in Syria, when the government there was suspected of using chemical weapons. Ali Shihabi, who runs the Saudi-leaning Arabia Foundation in Washington, said there’s a sense that if the Iranians can get away with targeting Saudi oil infrastructure, then “the whole security infrastructure in the Gulf will be called into question and security premiums on oil will rise.” He said it would seem that Riyadh would like to coordinate with Washington how it responds to Iran, but “eventually what may happen is that just Saudi Arabia and the UAE may have to do something.” “Nobody is going to start a war with them (Iran), but I think they should be defanged and, you know, things like their naval capabilities, things like their missile capabilities should be downgraded at least to make their capacity to inflict such dangerous ac-

tivity more painful, more costly,” Shihabi said. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who also is defense minister and controls major levers of power in the Sunni kingdom, has not commented publicly on this week’s incidents. In a Saudi TV interview in 2017, he said the kingdom knows it is a main target of Shiite Iran and there is no room for dialogue with Tehran. A top Emirati diplomat said late Wednesday the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis in Yemen would “retaliate hard” for attacks on civilian targets, without elaborating. However, Anwar Gargash also said the UAE is “very committed to de-escalation” after the alleged sabotage of the tankers off the country’s coast. He declined to blame Iran directly, although he repeatedly criticized Tehran. In response to the oil pipeline attack, the coalition said it launched airstrikes on Houthi targets in the rebelheld capital, Sanaa, killing at least six people, including four children. At least 40 other people were wounded, according to Yemen’s Health Ministry.

UK PM May promises timetable in June for her exit date LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May fended off pressure Thursday from Conservative Party lawmakers demanding that she set a date for her resignation, buying herself a few more weeks to try to unblock Britain’s Brexit impasse. But she agreed to give a timetable next month for her departure, raising the prospect that Britain will get a new prime minister before it leaves the European Union — currently scheduled for Oct. 31. Leaders of a powerful committee that oversees Conservative leadership contests met May to express growing frustration in party ranks at her refusal to name an exit date following her failure to take Britain out of the EU by the original Brexit date of March 29. Members of the body, known as the 1922 Committee, have threatened May with a leadership challenge if she does not step down. Committee chairman Graham Brady said after the “frank” meeting that May wanted to defer naming her departure date until Parliament votes on her Brexit bill in the week of June 3. “Following that … she and I will meet to agree a timetable for the election of a new leader of the Conservative Party,” Brady said. May’s 10 Downing St. office said Brady spoke with the prime minister’s agreement, and insisted May remained focused “on securing our departure from the EU” by getting backing for her EU divorce deal. May’s successor will be chosen by a party leadership contest in which any Conservative lawmaker can run. The winner will become party leader and prime minister without the need for a general election. May survived a no-confidence vote among party colleagues in December, and under Conservative rules she can’t face another challenge until a year has passed. Some lawmakers have been pressing for a change to those rules to allow a new vote on May’s leadership as soon as June. Pro-Brexit Conservatives are furious that Britain has not yet left the EU, almost three years after voters backed Brexit in a referendum. Many blame May for the impasse and want her replaced with a more staunchly pro-Brexit leader such as the former foreign secretary, Boris Johnson. Johnson told a business event Thursday that “of course I’m going to go for it” when the contest to replace May as Conservative leader is formally launched. Several members of May’s Cabinet have also started unofficial leadership campaigns. May points out that she struck a divorce deal with the EU, but it has been rejected by Parliament three times, even by many of the same lawmakers who backed Brexit in the referendum. May has said she will resign once a Brexit deal is approved and make way for a new leader to guide the U.K. through the next stage in the process, which will determine the country’s future relationship with the EU. — The Associated Press

Today in History Today is Friday, May 17, the 137th day of 2019. There are 228 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 17, 2004, Massachusetts became the first state to allow samesex marriages. On this date: In 1536, Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer declared the marriage of England’s King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn invalid after she failed to produce a male heir; Boleyn, already condemned for high treason, was executed two days later. In 1792, the New York Stock Exchange had its beginnings as a group of brokers met under a tree on Wall Street and signed the Buttonwood Agreement. In 1946, President Harry S. Truman seized control of the nation’s railroads, delaying -- but not preventing -- a threatened strike by engineers and trainmen. In 1954, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court handed down its Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision which held that racially segregated public schools were inherently unequal, and therefore unconstitutional. In 1968, nine men and women, including brothers Daniel and Philip Berrigan, entered the Selective Service office in Catonsville, Maryland, seized several hundred draft files and burned them outside to protest the Vietnam War before being arrested. (The “Catonsville Nine,” as they came to be known, received federal prison sentences ranging from 24 to 42 months.) In 1973, a special committee convened by the U.S. Senate began its televised hearings into the Watergate scandal. In 1980, rioting that claimed 18 lives erupted in Miami’s Liberty City after an all-white jury in Tampa acquitted four former Miami police officers of fatally beating black insurance executive Arthur McDuffie. In 1987, 37 American sailors were killed when an Iraqi warplane attacked the U.S. Navy frigate Stark in the Persian Gulf. (Iraq apologized for the attack, calling it a mistake, and paid more than $27 million in compensation.) In 1996, President Bill Clinton signed a measure requiring neighborhood notification when sex offenders move in. (“Megan’s Law,” as it’s known, was named for Megan Kanka, a 7-year-old New Jersey girl who was raped and murdered in 1994.) In 2002, former President Jimmy Carter ended a historic visit to Cuba sharply at odds with the Bush administration over how to deal with Fidel Castro, saying limits on tourism and trade often hurt Americans more than Cubans. In 2006, the FBI began digging at a Michigan horse farm in search of the remains of former Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa; the two-week search yielded no evidence. It was announced that Paul McCartney and his second wife, Heather Mills McCartney, had agreed to separate. In 2017, the Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the 2016 Donald Trump campaign. Pvt. Chelsea Manning, the soldier who was sentenced to 35 years in a military prison for giving classified materials to WikiLeaks, walked free after serving seven years behind bars, her sentence having been commuted by President Barack Obama. Ten years ago: President Barack Obama strode head-on into the stormy abortion debate, telling graduates at the University of Notre Dame that both sides had to stop demonizing one another. In Sri Lanka, the Tamil Tigers admitted defeat in their fierce quarter-century war for a separate homeland. Barbara Mandrell, Roy Clark and Charlie McCoy were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Five years ago: Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a “Right To Try” bill allowing terminally ill patients to obtain experimental drugs without getting federal approval. Thousands of cheering supporters welcomed Narendra Modi, India’s next prime minister, on his arrival in New Delhi after leading his party to a staggering victory in national elections. California Chrome won the Preakness to keep alive his bid for horse racing’s first Triple Crown since 1978 (California Chrome would finish tied for fourth in the Belmont three weeks later.) One year ago: With six Democrats joining Republicans in voting to confirm her, Gina Haspel won Senate confirmation to become director of the CIA. The Miss America Organization announced that it would now have women in its three top leadership positions, after an email scandal in which male officials were caught making vulgar and insulting comments about past winners. Today’s Birthdays: Actor Peter Gerety is 79. Singer Taj Mahal is 77. Rock musician Bill Bruford is 70. Singer-musician George Johnson (The Brothers Johnson) is 66. TV personality Kathleen Sullivan is 66. Boxing Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard is 63. Actor-comedian Bob Saget is 63. Sports announcer Jim Nantz is 60. Producer Simon Fuller (TV: “American Idol”) is 59. Singer Enya is 58. Actor-comedian Craig Ferguson is 57. Rock singer-musician Page McConnell is 56. Actor David Eigenberg is 55. Singer-musician Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) is 54. Actress Paige Turco is 54. Rhythm-and-blues musician O’Dell (Mint Condition) is 54. Actor Hill Harper is 53. TV personality/interior designer Thom Filicia is 50. Singer Jordan Knight is 49. Rhythm-and-blues singer Darnell Van Rensalier (Shai) is 49. Actress Sasha Alexander is 46. Rock singer-musician Josh Homme (HAHM’-ee) is 46. Rock singer Andrea Corr (The Corrs) is 45. Actor Sendhil Ramamurthy (SEN’-dul rah-mah-MURTH’-ee) is 45. Actress Rochelle Aytes is 43. Singer Kandi Burruss is 43. Actress Kat Foster is 41. Actress Ayda Field is 40. Actress Ginger Gonzaga is 36. Folk-rock singer/songwriter Passenger is 35. Dancer-choreographer Derek Hough (huhf) is 34. Actor Tahj Mowry is 33. Actress Nikki Reed is 31. Singer Kree Harrison (TV: “American Idol”) is 29. Actress Leven Rambin is 29. Actress Samantha Browne-Walters is 28. Actor Justin Martin is 25. Thought for Today: “Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” -- William Faulkner, American author (1897-1962).

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Putin calls for compromise over Orthodox cathedral standoff By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and NATALIYA VASILYEVA Associated Press

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin called for a compromise Thursday to ease tensions over a plan to build a Russian Orthodox cathedral in a popular park in the nation’s fourth-largest city that has sparked protests and drawn nationwide attention. Unsanctioned protests in the Ural Mountains city of Yekaterinburg have been held for four consecutive days near a central park where two local tycoons are planning to build a new cathedral. Several dozen protesters have been detained and 21 of them have been handed jail terms ranging from two days to 10 days for disobeying police. The protests reflect local outrage after authorities pushed ahead with the project despite complaints that the massive church would

take away a rare green, recreational space in the city of 1.5 million people. The standoff also reflected the growing power of the Russian Orthodox Church, whose increasingly assertive stance about secular affairs has worried many in Russia. Asked about the controversy, Putin said authorities must reach out to opponents of the project and work out a compromise. “The local residents’ opinion must be taken into account,” Putin said. “A cathedral must help unite people, not cause a rift.” The president suggested an opinion survey to determine public attitudes about the project. Yekaterinburg Mayor Alexander Vysokinskiy went to a square near the park where protesters were gathering and promised to hold a survey and halt the construction project pending its results.

Church Briefs First Baptist Church of Soldotna First Baptist Church of Soldotna is closing their clothes closet on May 18. Come celebrate 15 years of community service with us! There will be free hotdogs and drinks – and all the clothing you can take! For more info call 913-909-0440.

Relay for Life garage sale Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Soldotna is sponsoring a garage sale on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sale will be held at the The Redemtorist Center (Old Catholic Church) on the corner of Fireweed and Redoubt. All proceeds will go to Relay for Life. We are looking for donations. Items can be left at The Redemtorist Center Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call Alice at 907-2608080 for more info.

Clothes Quarters open weekly Clothes Quarters at Our Lady of the Angels is open every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 907-283-4555.

Sanctuary Dedication Star of the North Lutheran will celebrate the Sanctuary Dedication on Saturday, June 1 at 216 N Forest

“We need to bring the process into a civilized framework … we don’t need clashes and arrests,” the mayor said, surrounded by protesters chanting “Shame!” and “Resign!” Protests in Yekaterinburg marked a rare example of defiance of the authorities in Russia, where harsh laws handing out criminal punishments for taking part in unsanctioned rallies have discouraged many from joining them. In an apparent reaction to the showdown, the mayor of Krasnoyarsk, a major city in Siberia hundreds of miles east of Yekaterinburg, ditched plans to build a similarly large Russian Orthodox cathedral in the city center, citing the lack of green spaces. In Nizhny Novgorod, a city on the Volga River, several people took to the streets with banners in support of Yekaterinburg’s park defenders. Critics saw the Yekater-

inburg cathedral project as a glaring example of government authorities and business groups teaming up to the detriment of the public. Alexei Navalny, Russia’s leading opposition leader, on Thursday released an investigation into the wealth — including a lavish London mansion — of Igor Altushkin, a billionaire tycoon who is sponsoring the Yekaterinburg cathedral project. He pointed out that Yekaterinburg has plenty of old Orthodox churches, many of them neglected, and argued that the plan for a new cathedral was driven by Altushkin’s ego. Citing public documents, the Russian website The Bell reported that the Yekaterinburg cathedral is part of a larger development project that includes a business center and a nearby hotel. Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has refuted the

Drive, Kenai. Worship Service begins at 2 p.m. with a reception following. Members of the congregation began meeting in 1960 at the Deering’s General Store and then at the old library in Old Town Kenai. For more information, please call 283-4153.

United Methodist Church food pantry The Kenai United Methodist Church provides a food pantry for those in need every Monday from noon to 3 p.m. The Methodist Church is located on the Kenai Spur Highway next to the Boys and Girls Club. The entrance to the Food Pantry is through the side door. The Pantry closes for holidays. For more information contact the church at 907-283-7868.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help sets place at table A Place at the Table, a new outreach ministry of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Soldotna continues to offer a hot meal and fellowship and blood pressure checks to anyone interested. The meal is the second, third and fourth Sunday of each month, from 4-6 p.m. at Fireweed Hall, located on campus at 222 West Redoubt Avenue, Soldotna. The Abundant Life Assembly of God church, Sterling, will be joining us in this ministry and providing a hot meal on the second Sunday of the month at 4-6 p.m. at Fireweed Hall. The Soldotna Church of the Nazarene will offer the meal on the third Sunday of each month. Our Lady of Perpetual Help will offer on the fourth Sunday of each month.

Demonstrators gather in front of a new builded fence blocked by police, to protest plans to construct a cathedral in a park in Yekaterinburg, Russia. (AP Photo/Anton Basanayev)

reports, saying that he had spoken to the developer and that there were no such plans. The Association of Popular Resistance, a fringe radical group, said its ac-

tivists hurled flares at the Moscow residence of the Russian Orthodox church’s head, Patriarch Kirill, and demanded in a banner his apology for the Yekaterinburg cathedral project.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help would like to invite other churches who would like to join this ministry to perhaps pick up one of the other Sunday evenings in the month. Call 262-5542.

Soldotna Food Pantry open weekly The Soldotna Food Pantry is open every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for residents in the community who are experiencing food shortages. The Food Pantry is located at the Soldotna United Methodist Church at 158 South Binkley Street, and all are welcome. Nonperishable food items or monetary donations may be dropped off at the church on Tuesday from 10a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or on Sunday from 9 a.m. until noon. For more information call 262-4657.

‘Celebrate Recovery’ at Peninsula Grace Church Celebrate Recovery meets each Wednesday, from 6:30-8 p.m., at Peninsula Grace Church, 44175 Kalifornsky Beach Rd., Soldotna, upstairs in room 5-6 in the worship center. Celebrate Recovery is a Biblically based 12-step program that provides a safe place to share your hurts, habits and hang-ups, in a Christ-centered recovery atmosphere. Questions? Contact: 907598-0563. Submit announcements to news@peninsulaclarion. com. Submissions are due the Wednesday prior to publication. For moreinformation, call 907-283-7551.

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Plastic is not my bag


y car’s rear window is full of stickers. I have a few inspired by the Grateful Dead, a Settlers of Catan one, a 3022 ft. one and more. I only have one bumper sticker, though, and it’s caused me a lot of anxiety. It says, “Plastic is not my bag,” and was a gift from a visiting friend with sustainable tendencies. I, too, consider myself an ecofriendly person, but I must admit. Plastic was sometimes my bag. Before the sticker, I didn’t think twice about using a plastic bag. If I remembered a reusable tote, great, if not, no big deal. Either way, I was walking out of the grocery store with my veggies neatly tucked into a bag, plastic or otherwise. Heck, if I had a lot of tin cans I’d even double bag. But then, here comes this sticker and all of a sudden I’m proclaiming to the world, “Plastic is not my bag.” Each time I rolled up to the grocery store without a reusable, I dreaded the hypocrisy of my situation. How could I confidently put my plastic bags full of groceries into my car that is screaming, “PLASTIC IS NOT MY BAG.”? I know I shouldn’t worry about what others think of me, but I don’t want anyone in the Safeway parking lot to have actual proof that I’m a liar! Over time, I started to refuse the plastic. If I forgot a reusable bag, I’d stack everything in my arms or just turn around. Finally, I made the commitment and filled the back of my car with reusable bags. Now, it’s been a year since the sticker got stuck to my bumper, the edges are peeling up and the bright colors have dulled, but the message has become mantra for me. And, it’s had a continuing effect. Like the stickers on my rear window, my sustainable practices have grown. I don’t remember the last time I bought a water bottle, but I do know that I would be heartbroken if anything happened to my Nalgene (also completely covered in stickers). I’m always sure to pack in and pack out, often packing out some extra trash I found along the way. See BLUE, page A9



Stars eye region track titles By JOEY KLECKA Peninsula Clarion

As host of the Region III track and field championships this weekend, the Soldotna Stars are looking to make Justin Maile Field their own playground Friday and Saturday. Kenai Central, Nikiski, Homer and Seward all harbor potential individual championship contenders, but none have the sort of scoring depth that the Stars have to contend for team titles. However, SoHi head track coach Phil Leck isn’t counting his chickens just yet. “We have the three (Mat-Su) Valley schools coming down, and all three present different challenges,” Leck said. “Wasilla has some horses, Colony’s got good depth, Palmer has some good kids, and then there’s Kodiak coming over, who’ve got all their bases covered.” Soldotna hosted the Region III Preview meet in late April as a perfect window into the athletes to keep an eye on. The Soldotna boys walked away with the team title that weekend, edging out second-place Anchorage Christian by eight points (93-85), while the SoHi girls finished second by 22

points (88-66) to team champion Grace Christian. Leck is expecting a four-way “dogfight” in the girls team race and a three-way battle in the boys. At the borough meet last weekend, held in Homer between peninsula programs, SoHi swept its way to dominant team titles, winning half (17 of 34) of all boys and girls events. But with Kodiak and the Valley schools in town for the weekend, Leck isn’t forecasting another romp. “It’ll be a totally different track meet this weekend,” Leck said. “Last weekend we just kind of ran away with all them. Not this weekend.” The meet will feature finals for the 3,200 meters, triple jump and shot put on Friday, with all other finals on Saturday beginning at noon. Each event champion receives an automatic bid to the Class 3A and 4A state meets next weekend in Palmer, and the next 12 best times distances also make it in. Each relay champion automatically qualifies with the next four best also making it to state. Smaller programs at Cook Inlet Academy and Ninilchik will be traveling to Susitna-Valley

High School near Talkeetna for the Region II championship meet. The CIA Eagles will compete with three athletes while Ninilchik will bring six. The secret to SoHi’s team success this season comes from a deep field of boys sprinters, throwers and jumpers. The SoHi boys swept all four relays last week at the borough meet, and the two shortest relays are particularly deadly. The 400-meter relay sits just fractions of a second behind the best time in the region this year by Wasilla, and the 800-meter relay squad is less than a second behind the region leaders. The depth of the sprint relay program was put on display at the borough meet when SoHi ran to a top-five sweep in the 100-meter dash, led by junior Ben Booth. Booth is the top 100-meter sprinter in the region this year with a top time of 11.37 seconds, which he shares with Kodiak senior Micah Bartel. Booth mentioned at the Kenai Invitational two weeks ago that he would have to contend with Bartel. “We’re deep,” Leck said. “We have kids that deserve to be on that relay just as much as anyone else.”

The SoHi throwing crew is also deep, led by seniors Cody Nye and Levi Benner, and juniors Galen Brantley III, Melvin Lloyd and Aaron Faletoi. At the borough meet, SoHi swept the top four in the shot put and the top three in the discus, with Nye coming out the winner in both events. Leck credited the coaching of Galen Brantley Jr. for the success of the throwers, and said the team will need to score big points this weekend to escape with a team title. “Our throwers have got to hit,” he said. “We rely on those guys and the advantage we have. We’re counting on them.” Among other athletes to keep an eye on — sophomore Trenton O’Reagan, who has the best boys long jump in the region this year; senior Bryan Whitaker, who holds the best triple jump in the region; junior Bradley Walters in the distance races; senior Kaleb Swank, who is is tied for the best high jump in the region with Colony senior Julian McPhail; and junior Tyler Morrison, who Leck said is a contender. The SoHi girls, Leck said, will be counting on getting points from several of their strongholds, See TITLE, page A14

Bulldogs take out Seahawks By MEGAN PACER Homer News

Seward goalkeeper Collin Mullaly snags the ball out of the air during a matchup between the Seahawks and Nikiski on Thursday for the Peninsula Conference Soccer Tournament at Homer High School in Homer. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

The Nikiski girls and boys soccer teams both defeated Seward on the first day of the Peninsula Conference soccer tournament in Homer. The No. 4 seed Bulldogs girls, who triumphed 7-0, move on to face top-seeded Soldotna today at noon in a semifinal clash in which a berth to state is up for grabs. The Stars own 2-0 and 8-0 victories over Nikiski this season. The No. 4 seed Nikiski boys, who won 2-0, play top seed Kenai at 2 p.m. in a semifinal where the winner goes to state. The Kards topped the Bulldogs 4-1 and 8-0 this season. The other semifinals feature the No. 2 seed Homer girls and No. 3 seed Kenai at 4 p.m. and the No. 2 seed Homer boys and No. 3 seed Soldotna at 6 p.m. Nikiski head coach Linda Zimmerman said the members of her team were excited and energized going into Thursday’s game. The Bulldogs went up 3-0 in the first half, with Jordyn Stock scoring twice — once assisted by Emma Wik — and America Jeffreys adding another score. Zimmerman said the good weather also helped keep her team in good spirits while they hustled against the Seahawks. “I was really proud of the girls,” she said. “… I couldn’t have asked for a better game.” In the second half, Stock finished off her hat trick and Wik, Tika Zimmerman and McKinlee Jeffreys added goals. See KICK, page A9

Alaska’s state bird is one of a kind


Alaska’s state bird, the willow ptarmigan, does not occur in any state other than Alaska. (Photo by Ted Swem, USFWS)

saw a small flock of willow ptarmigan along the Seward Highway near Summit Pass last week. I had to take a hard look as the Kenai Peninsula is one of the few places in North America that willow, rock and white-tailed ptarmigan coexist. It reminded me that the willow ptarmigan is Alaska’s state bird. And, like the children’s book “If You Give a Moose a Muffin,” it got me wondering how this designation came about in Alaska. More generally, what have other states chosen as their state bird? The designation of state birds began in 1927, when the Alabama, Florida, Maine, Missouri, Oregon, Texas and Wyoming legislatures selected their state birds. All 50 states, the District of Columbia, our two commonwealths (Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands) and two of our three territories (Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands) have official birds. Only American Sa-

R efuge N otebook J ohn M orton moa does not. Alaska, California, South Dakota and Pennsylvania permit hunting of their state birds. Pennsylvania designated a state game bird (ruffed grouse) but not a state bird. Alabama, Georgia, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Tennessee declared both a state bird and a state game bird. In addition to the northern mockingbird as its state bird, Mississippi named the wood duck its state waterfowl. My internet surfing couldn’t help me figure out what prompted states to initially designate an official bird, other than perhaps as a show of pride in their local avifauna. Legislators sometimes used regional bird names, such as the

“yellowhammer” (northern flicker) in Alabama, “red bird” (northern cardinal) in Indiana and “nene” (Hawaiian goose). Forty-seven legislatures chose a bird species native to their state. The northern cardinal (7), western meadowlark (6), northern mockingbird (5), American goldfinch (3) and American robin (3) are the five most commonly recognized species, collectively designated as the official bird in 26 states. The three non-native species recognized by states tell unusual stories. The Delaware Blue Hen is a blue strain of the American gamecock. The Rhode Island Red is an American breed of domestic chicken, developed for its egg-laying abilities, by crossbreeding birds of Oriental origin such as the Malay with brown Leghorn birds from Italy. South Dakota chose the ring-necked pheasant, in honor of its contemporary role as an important game

species despite its non-native origin. Some states picked unusual birds like the lark bunting (Colorado), brown thrasher (Georgia), and greater roadrunner (New Mexico). Three species, the endangered Hawaiian goose, endangered Guam rail, and the Puerto Rican spindalis, are endemic to those islands and occur nowhere else in the world. In the case of the Willow ptarmigan, Alaska is the only state in which it occurs, although its circumboreal distribution includes other countries like Canada. The Willow ptarmigan was designated as our state bird in 1955, even before Alaska became the 49th state. Six thousand schoolchildren weighed in with their preferences and the winning choice was sent to the Territorial Legislature. In signing the bill, Territorial Governor B. Frank Heintzleman wrote, “The schoolchildren of Alaska See BIRD, page A9

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When it comes to the game Nikiski will play against Soldotna, Zimmerman said the Bulldogs will need to communicate more and keep their triangles tighter. “All these teams want to advance on,” she said. “All these teams want to upset another team. And I just told them, ‘You’ve got to dig deep and you’ve got to believe in yourself.’”

Seward head coach Coty Beck said that overall this season, his team, which is on the young side, has progressed every game. “We’re not super well-versed when it comes to soccer, so I think the more these girls play and the more they get involved, especially throughout the summer and throughout the rest of the year, and stay focused, we’re just going to be that much better next year,” he said. The Nikiski boys got a goal from Gavin White in the eighth minute and Isaiah Gray in the 11th

minute of the second half to advance. Nikiski head coach Harrison Deveer said the win wasn’t an easy one, nor was it assumed heading into the first game of the tournament. “It was a scary one,” he said. “Because Seward showed up. They showed up and they played really well. You know, I was afraid coming into this game because they always do that to us.” Nikiski started off strong, Deveer said, but Seward got back in the game and had several opportunities to even the score. One thing

Deveer said he had the Bulldogs do to hold Seward back was press the Seahawks. “Seward’s got a young team, and when you put pressure on a young team like that, it’s easy (for them) to make mistakes,” he said. Deever said the Bulldogs have been working on utilizing their outside midfielders more, and that the team did a good job of that Thursday. “We were able to open up the field,” he said. “They took the ball outside, crossed it back inside, and it worked out pretty good.”

Seward head coach Dustin Phillips said the short season Seward had this year definitely affected their level of play in the tournament. “We were just kind of getting into a groove,” he said. ” … We accomplished our goal, though. We got better every game, and we kept playing better soccer each and every week. It wasn’t our day today, but they boys played hard — they all played really hard, so that’s all I can really ask.” Reach Megan Pacer at

Kodiak baseball gets past Kardinals By JOEY KLECKA Peninsula Clarion

A seven-run inning spelled the difference for Kenai Central in a 14-5 loss to Southcentral Conference opponent Kodiak on Thursday night at the Kenai Little League fields. The Kardinals showed a lot of moxie and improvement by tying the game after three innings of play against the high-powered Bears, but Kodiak, which improved to 5-2 in conference play with the win, found ways to pad its lead en route to the blowout. “That was a tough first couple innings, (Kenai pitcher) Harold (Ochea) was throwing pretty good off the mound,” said Kodiak coach Jason Fox. “He was keeping our guys off balance and we couldn’t put the ball in play too much.” Kenai dropped to 1-7 in conference, but head coach Luke Oliver praised the pitching of the left-handed Ochea, who allowed six earned runs before exiting the game in the fourth inning. Ochea held Kodiak scoreless over the first two innings before the Bears struck with five runs in the third. “Harold pitched phenomenal for us,” Oliver said. “He pitched lights out and made some huge pitches. … I can’t ask for a better game from him. He pitched, we were right in the game, everything was where we wanted it to be.”

After Ochea was moved to put Parker Mattox on the mound, Mattox went two innings of scoreless relief, and Simon Grenier finished the final two frames with two runs allowed. Kenai’s big third inning started with a leadoff walk drawn by Nic Wehrstein, who then stole second and third base and scored on a steal of home when Kodiak catcher Nathan James threw to second to nab an attempted steal by Ochea. Sam Berry loaded the bases with no outs, forcing Kodiak to take starting pitcher Joel Wiersum out in favor of A.J. Barton. From there, pinch-runner Jaryn Zoda scored on a wild pitch, but the big hit came from Seth Segura, who ripped a line drive double to left field to score two runs and tie the game at 5 apiece. “You’ve got to hit the ball and make them make plays,” Oliver said. “Strikeouts aren’t going to help us. If we put the ball in play, they have to catch it, they have to throw it and they have to catch it again.” Major Reis plated the first run of the game in the second inning on a line drive single to put Kenai up 1-0. Kodiak answered with five runs in the top of the third, punctuated by a tworun triple by Lars Hanson that found its way into the left field corner. After Kenai came back and tied it up, Kodiak again distanced itself with seven

Kenai’s Jaryn Zoda slides home safely in a conference game against Kodiak on Thursday at the Kenai Little League Fields in Kenai. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

runs in the top of the fourth, starting with a two-run single by Nathan James lined to center field for a 7-5 edge. That was followed by an RBI ground-rule double by Chase Good, which chased Ochea from the pitching mound. After Parker Mattox came in for relief, Jace Crall kept the line going with a two-run single to push the lead to 105. Two more runs before the end of the frame would leave the Bears up 12-5.

From there, Kodiak got lights-out pitching from its bullpen, as A.J. Barton tossed four shutout innings and Micah Arndt finished the day with a scoreless frame to close it out. “A.J. came in a threw some strikes, which is all we needed at that point after the bats came alive,” Fox said. Kodiak will pay Homer a visit Friday for a conference contest, and Kenai will host Homer Saturday to wrap up the regular season.

Soldotna 22, Houston 3, 3 innings The Soldotna baseball team improved to 3-4 in the Southcentral Conference and 4-11 overall by defeating Houston on Thursday. Davey Belger pitched the first two innings for the Stars and gave up two runs on a hit while walking three and striking out three. Brennen Werner finished up with an inning in which he yielded two hits and an unearned

run while striking out two. There were plenty of big days on offense — Jeremy Kupferschmid was 2 for 3 with two runs and two RBIs, David Michael had three runs, Tanner Ussing was 2 for 3 with three runs and two RBIs, Jacob Boze had two runs, Trapper Thompson was 2 for 3 with three runs and two RBIs, Trenton Steadman had three runs and two RBIs, Werner had two RBIs, and Belger was 2 for 2 with four RBIs.

Warriors rally from halftime deficit to defeat Blazers By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer

OAKLAND, Calif. — These Golden State Warriors have long been able to score in fabulous, jawdropping flurries. Down by eight to the Portland Trail Blazers at home with 4½ minutes to go, they needed every last burst, perfect pass, driving layup and dunk. “Our experience really

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And, the most peculiar of my new habits, I started eating an entire apple, even the core, because I was tired of having apple cores in my car and refused to toss them out the window. I don’t know if you can call that eco-friendly, though, it may just be a lazy and weird habit. I don’t mean to tout my

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have shown a great interest in selecting an official bird… The Willow ptarmigan has a number of qualities which recommend it for this signal honor. It is found in all parts of Alaska and is widely known and easily recognized. “It does not fly south in the fall as do most of the ducks, geese, swans and song birds, but spends its entire life in the Territory. I am today signing House Bill No. 2 of the 22nd Alaska Legislature, and 90 days from this date the Willow ptarmigan will become the

paid off for us tonight having a bunch of guys who just won’t quit,” said Draymond Green, who was right smack in the middle of it all. Stephen Curry scored 37 points, and the Warriors rallied from a 15-point halftime deficit before holding off Portland on the final possession for a 114111 win Thursday night and a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.

Golden State coach Steve Kerr insisted his team stole this game with a sensational final few minutes and another, familiar third-quarter outburst. Counterpart Terry Stotts of the Trail Blazers considered it a “lost opportunity” on the road. CJ McCollum missed a driving jumper with 32 seconds left and Green scored on the other end for the Warriors, giving Port-

green practices. Actually, I could probably do more. I’m still not quite sure what the numbers on recycling mean and I can’t figure out how to compost effectively. And that car that all those stickers are on? A 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee is not very gas efficient. But, I’m trying, step by step. And I can’t give the bumper sticker all the credit. As I’ve explored more of my backyard, I’ve been awestruck by the natural, untouched beauty and,

selfishly, I want it to stay that way. Cities and municipalities across the Kenai Peninsula and Alaska are making taking the steps to ban plastic bags. I’m happy to live in a town that has joined the ecofriendly bandwagon and I’m hopeful that more cultural and legislative changes will happen down the line. And, who knows, maybe by then I’ll have a newer, more gas efficient car and a fresh sticker for my shiny bumper.

official bird of the Territory of Alaska and entitled to all the prerogatives, pleasures and advantages of that designation.” Arizona was the last state to choose its bird in 1973. Yet the interest in state birds continues even today. I ran across an interesting story that recently played out in Maine. As one of the first states to choose its state bird in 1927 — the chickadee — Maine didn’t bother to identify whether it meant the boreal or black-capped chickadee. Schoolchildren weighed in again, this time by fourth-graders at the Margaret Chase Smith School in Skowhegan, Maine, asking for clarity. Unfortunately,

the Maine Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government killed the bill by a unanimous 10-0 vote. Regardless of the outcome, the Maine controversy is a sign that people really value birds. State bird designations ultimately reflect 50 unique relationships between the human and avian residents that share space across the United States. Dr. John Morton is the supervisory biologist at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Find more Refuge Notebook articles (1999– present) at https://www. html.

land one final chance with 12.3 seconds to go. Andre Iguodala then blocked a 3-point attempt by Damian Lillard on the left wing. “They stole it, but they earned it down the stretch,”

McCollum said. Seth Curry, Steph’s little brother, scored 16 points and put Portland ahead on a 3-pointer with 1:03 left before Kevon Looney’s dunk on the other end put

Golden State back on top at 112-111. Seth tried to “distract” his brother at the free throw line late, or so the story went from Steph, who called Seth a “pest” on defense.

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NOTICE OF INTENT TO BEGIN INTEGRATED VEGETATION MANAGEMENT PLAN ACTIVITY In accordance with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) Integrated Vegetation Management Plan (IVMP), Homer Soil and Water Conservation District (HSWCD) plans to use herbicide as a control tool to reduce invasive Bird Vetch (Vicia cracca) and Orange Hawkweed (Hieracium aurantiacum) at the infestations located within the following state road right-of-ways: 1) Paystreke Way (Palmer Creek Rd) at Hope Hwy, 2) Bear Creek Rd at Hope Hwy, 3) Herman Leirer (Exit Glacier) Rd MP 3.8. RoundUp Custom (EPA No. 524-343), or Milestone (EPA No. 62719-519) will be applied by certified applicators using hand-held equipment. Specific locations within infested areas will be identified and spotsprayed following notice to the Alaska Dept. of Environmental Conservation. Each location will be posted with appropriate signage. Treatments will occur between June 15th and October 1st of 2019. Some locations may require two applications. For more information, please refer to the DOT&PF IVMP ( or contact Katherine Schake at Pub: May 17 & 19, 2016 857260

Chase Griffith, doing business as Permafrost Distributors, located at 54200 Leonard Dr. Kenai, AK 99611 is applying under 3AAC 306.045 for transfer of a Limited Marijuana Cultivation Facility (3 AAC 306.400) license # 10147 to Permafrost Distributors , LLC, doing business as Permafrost Distributors, LLC. Intereested persons may object to the application by submitting a written statement of reasons for the objection to their local government, the applicant, and the Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office (AMCO) not later than 30 days after the director has determined the application to be comeplete and has givin written to the local government. Once an application is determined to be complete, the objection deadline and a copy of the application will be posted on AMCO’s website at Objections should be sent to AMCO at or to 550 W 7th Ave, Suite 1600, Anchorage, AK 99501. Pub: May 17, 24 & 31, 2019


Marijuana License Transfer Notice Chase Griffith, doing business as Permafrost Distributors, located at 32630 June D, Sterling, AK 99672 is applying under 3AAC 306.045 for transfer of a Marijuana Retail Store (3 AAC 306.300) license # 11509 to Permafrost Distributors, LLC, doing business as Permafrost Distributors, LLC. Intereested persons may object to the application by submitting a written statement of reasons for the objection to their local government, the applicant, and the Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office (AMCO) not later than 30 days after the director has determined the application to be comeplete and has givin written to the local government. Once an application is determined to be complete, the objection deadline and a copy of the application will be posted on AMCO’s website at Objections should be sent to AMCO at or to 550 W 7th Ave, Suite 1600, Anchorage, AK 99501. Pub: May 17, 24 & 31, 2019


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AGENDA CITY OF KENAI PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING MAY 22, 2019 - 7:00 P.M. 1. SCHEDULED PUBLIC COMMENT - None 2. CONSIDERATION OF PLATS - None 3. PUBLIC HEARINGS a. Resolution PZ2019-16 – Recommending the Kenai City Council Amend Kenai Municipal Code 14.20.320 - Definitions, and 14.20.330 – Standards for Commercial Marijuana Establishments to Prohibit Onsite Consumption of Marijuana at Retail Marijuana Stores Requiring an Onsite Con sumption Endorsement. 4. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - None 5. NEW BUSINESS – None The meeting will commence at 7:00 p.m. in the Kenai City Hall Council Chambers at 210 Fidalgo Avenue, Kenai, Alaska. For more information, please contact Wilma Anderson, Planning Assistant, at (907) 283 8237 or e-mail: Wilma Anderson Planning & Zoning Administration Publish: May 17, 2019 857239

Marijuana License Transfer Notice Alaska Bud Brothers Aerogarden, LLC, doing business as Alaska Bud Brothers Aerogarden LLC, located at 22720 Yukon Rd, Kasilof, AK 99610 is applying under 3AAC 306.045 for transfer of a Limited Marijuana Cultivation Facility (3 AAC 306.400) license # 10650 to Permafrost Distributors , LLC, doing business as Permafrost Distributors, LLC. Intereested persons may object to the application by submitting a written statement of reasons for the objection to their local government, the applicant, and the Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office (AMCO) not later than 30 days after the director has determined the application to be comeplete and has givin written to the local government. Once an application is determined to be complete, the objection deadline and a copy of the application will be posted on AMCO’s website at Objections should be sent to AMCO at or to 550 W 7th Ave, Suite 1600, Anchorage, AK 99501. Pub: May 17, 24 & 31, 2019


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LEGALS Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority Trust Land Office Notice under 11 AAC 99.050 of Statewide Competitive Leasing Offering TLO Project # 2019-172

Intereested persons may object to the application by submitting a written statement of reasons for the objection to their local government, the applicant, and the Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office (AMCO) not later than 30 days after the director has determined the application to be comeplete and has givin written to the local government. Once an application is determined to be complete, the objection deadline and a copy of the application will be posted on AMCO’s website at Objections should be sent to AMCO at or to 550 W 7th Ave, Suite 1600, Anchorage, AK 99501. Pub: May 17, 24 & 31, 2019


Notice of Utility Tariff Filing The REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA (Commission) gives notice that Homer Electric Association, Inc. (HEA) filed TA418-32, proposing changes to its Net Metering program. The Net Metering program allows members to generate their own electricity from renewable resources and feed electricity they do not use back into HEA’s system. Currently, the total nameplate capacity of all net metering members combined is 1.5 percent of HEA’s average retail demand. Due to an increased interest in member installed solar installations, HEA believes it is possible that the present capacity limit of 1.5 percent, which equates to 775 kW, may be exceeded in the coming year. To ensure new interconnections are allowed to connect to the system, HEA is proactively requesting the total nameplate capacity be increased from 1.5 percent to 3.0 percent of HEA’s average retail demand. This notice does not contain all requested revisions and the Commission may approve a rule or classification that varies from those proposed. You may obtain more information about this filing by contacting J.D. Draves, Regulatory Affairs and Rates Manager, at HEA at 3977 Lake Street, Homer, AK 99603; phone: (907) 2353325. The complete filing is also available for inspection at the Commission’s office at 701 West Eighth Avenue, Suite 300, Anchorage, AK 99501; phone: (907) 276-6222, or may be viewed on the Commission’s website at by typing “TA418-32” in the Find a Matter search box.

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the provisions of AS 38.05.801 and 11 AAC 99, the Executive Director of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office (TLO) has determined that it is in the best interest of the Alaska Mental Health Trust and its beneficiaries to offer 24 Trust parcels for disposal through the TLO’s Competitive Lease Program. The basis for this determination is explained in a written best interest decision prepared by the Executive Director pursuant to 11 AAC 99.040. The Trust land affected by the decision is adjacent or near the following communities: Sterling, Seldovia, Kodiak Island, Talkeetna, Cantwell, Chena Hot Springs, Salcha, Juneau, Ketchikan, Kuperaunof, Meyers Chuck, and Wrangell. Further descriptions of the parcels may be found in the written best interest decision.

To comment on this filing, please file your comments by 5:00 p.m., June 14, 2019, at either the Commission address given above or at its website:

Persons who believe that the written decision should be altered because it is not in the best interests of the Trust or its beneficiaries, or because the decision is inconsistent with Trust management principles set out in 11 AAC 99.020, or any other provision of 11 AAC 99, must provide written comments on or before 4:30 PM, June 17, 2019. Comments should be submitted to the TLO at 2600 Cordova Street, Suite 100, Anchorage, AK 99503, or by fax (907) 269-8905 or email Following the comment deadline, the Executive Director will consider timely comments that question the decision on the basis of the best interest of the Alaska Mental Health Trust and its beneficiaries or inconsistency with 11 AAC 99, and the best interest decision may be changed in response to such written comments or other information. Commenting parties will be provided a copy of the final best interest decision after the end of the notice period. Please reference TA418-32 and include a statement that you have filed a copy of the comments with HEA at its address given above. Individuals or groups of people with disabilities, who require special accommodations, auxiliary aids or service, or alternative communication formats, please contact Valerie Fletcher-Mitchell at (907) 276-6222, toll-free at 1-800-390-2782, or TTY/Alaska Relay: 7-1-1 or 1 (800) 770-3973, or send a request via electronic mail to by June 7, 2019.

To be eligible to file for reconsideration of the best interest decision, or to file a subsequent appeal to the Superior Court, a person must have submitted written comments during the notice period. Eligible persons will have twenty (20) calendar days after published notice of or receipt of the final written decision to request that the Executive Director reconsider the decision under 11 AAC 99.060(b).

REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA Keven K Kleweno, P.E. Engineering Section Manager Pub: May 17, 2019 857234

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Alaska Mental Health Trust is prepared to accommodate individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Trust Land Office at (907) 269-8658 for assistance. Requests for assistance must be received at least 96 hours prior to the comment deadline in order to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.


The Executive Director of the TLO reserves the right to waive technical defects in this notice or to amend, postpone, or vacate the best interest decision.


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IN THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE STATE OF ALASKA THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT AT KENAI In the Matter of the Estate of CHARLES PRESTON JOHNSON, Deceased. Case No. 3KN-19-00095 PR NOTICE TO CREDITOR NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented to the undersigned Personal Representative of the estate, at DOLIFKA & ASSOCIATES, P.C., ATTORNEYS AT LAW, P.O. Box 498, Soldotna, Alaska, 99669. DATED this 9th day of May, 2019. PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE /s/WILLIAM ROGER DURST Pub:May 10, 17 & 24, 2019 856407 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE STATE OF ALASKA THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT AT KENAI In the Matter of the Estate of ROBERT HARLAN BREAKFIELD, SR., Deceased. Case No. 3KN-19-00093 PR NOTICE TO CREDITOR NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented to the undersigned Personal Representative of the estate, at DOLIFKA & ASSOCIATES, P.C., ATTORNEYS AT LAW, P.O. Box 498, Soldotna, Alaska, 99669. DATED this 9th day of May, 2019. PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE /s/JEFFERY A. BREAKFIELD Pub:May 10, 17 & 24, 2019 856406 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE STATE OF ALASKA THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT AT KENAI In the Matter of the Estate of: SUZANNE PITTAVINO WEIGNER Deceased Case # 3KN-19-00100 PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that W. Mark Weigner has been appointed personal representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the decedent are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Dated this 14th day of May, 2019. /s/ W. Mark Weigner PO Box 709 Sterling, AK 99672 Pub: May 17, 24 & 31, 2019 857184

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Guests glued to cellphones can wear out their welcome an open invitation so you can enjoy each other’s company, and you are hurt that they spend so much time on their electronic devices. Nobody gets something for nothing, and it seems the “quid” has gone missing from the “pro quo” you have been offering. Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: I am a male who was molested 30 years ago. It has troubled me into adulthood. Recently, my boss informed my crew that a convicted pedophile will be working on a trial basis on our shift. The moment he said it, it started setting off triggers in my head, and I am very angry about it. When I told my boss about my childhood experience, he acted like he didn’t want to hear it. Do I have any rights in this matter? I really can’t work with a man who has hurt another child like I was. -- TROUBLED VICTIM DEAR TROUBLED VICTIM: You absolutely do have rights. You have the right to request a different shift, if that’s possible. If it isn’t, you also have the right to look for another

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HHHHH You have a lot to say and share. You could be overwhelmed by all that is happening. People call, and you have a substantial number of emails to answer. Someone knocks at your door. The topics could range anywhere from work to a party that is occurring this weekend. Tonight: Hang out. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHH Your spending could easily be out of whack. Today is no exception. You might have a justification or solution. You might wonder about a partner who knows how to shake you up. He or she wants you to take a hard look at a pattern. Tonight: All smiles. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHHH Beam in what you want. You are the only person who could stop yourself. Recognize what is happening around you. Claim your power, though a partner could cause a problem out of the blue. Tonight: Express your caring. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHH You will want to read in between the lines. You will also want to know what is not being said. Say less and listen more. Choose your questions carefully. You have had some unexpected news. Tonight: Put on your dancing shoes. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHHH A friend has a way of causing you to overthink or become too concerned. You like opening up, but the timing might not be on target as far as you can see. A child or loved one does the unexpected. Tonight: Go with the flow. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHH You might feel pressured to follow through on a project. You have been off dealing with other matters and have difficulty coming to a conclusion. News comes to you quickly. Tonight: A force to be dealt with. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHH Reach out for someone at a distance. You might need to clear your mind and let go of a problem that is causing you to feel insecure. Rather, absorb the information and detach, considering what you heard. Tonight: Follow the music. BORN TODAY Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard (1956), singer Enya (1961), author Danielle Steel (1947)


FRYING STEAK Dear Heloise: My husband likes his steaks pan-fried, but frying makes them so tough! Any help would be appreciated. -- A Reader in Ohio First, do you use a cast iron pan? It’s the best for frying steak. Next, let your steak warm up a little before frying. Take it out of the refrigerator and let it sit for a few minutes. Blot with a paper towel to get moisture out (too much moisture boils the meat). Next, make sure your pan is very hot when you drop the steak in, and sear it on both sides, after which you can turn the heat down to medium. Don’t overcook it or it’ll be dry and tough. When you’re done cooking the steak, let it sit on a plate for a few minutes so that all the juices flow back into the center. -- Heloise HOME SECURITY Dear Heloise: Most break-ins occur between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. through ground-level windows and doors, so check both window and door locks, and add window bars for extra security. You can also add security cameras or motion detectors. If you can afford a security monitoring system, all the better. If you are home while a burglar is trying to get in, go to a neighbor’s house or a store nearby and call the police. Tell them there is a robbery currently in progress. Your safety is your first priority. -- Janet S., Waco, Texas WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? Dear Heloise: A freezer bag will have white space on it for writing about the contents of the bag (use-by date, cooking instructions, etc.). A nonfreezer bag will not have any white space, so you can tell the difference. -- Mary, via email

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Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, May 17, 2019: You might have your hands full, as you seem to be juggling more than your share. The unexpected occurs between you and a loved one. Examine what is happening with a specific relationship. If single, you could have a lot of fun dating. Explore, but do not commit until you meet “the one.” If attached, the two of you have a new high-voltage current going through your relationship. Though there might be disagreements, you do not lose your bond. Keep arguments above the belt. SCORPIO zeros in on you. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHH You have been feeling as if you hit a mellow place with a personal issue. You will learn how valid this thought is by the end of the day. You are subject to many ups and downs today. Tonight: Curb your spending. Fun doesn’t need to cost a lot. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH You could be doing quite a juggling act. You might not be sure which way to go. Note if you’re having different emotional and intellectual reactions. You might want to hold off on making a decision because a lot could change quickly. Tonight: Hang out. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHH You could be overwhelmed by the ground you have to cover. You might want to ask a friend or associate to pitch in and make the situation flow. You could be surprised by your own response. Tonight: Get as much R and R as possible. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHHH Your creativity flourishes. If you hit a roadblock, listen to what is being said. Consider an alternative route to get where you want. Understand what is happening with a friend or loved one. Tonight: Touch base with a friend. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHHH Check out a comment from a family member. You might want to discard it, but you won’t. You know there is a grain of truth here that needs to be looked at. Do just that. Take the lead at work. Tonight: A must appearance. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

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job. If that’s the case, it will be interesting to know how many of the other employees will follow you out the door. DEAR ABBY: A good friend’s wife is currently in hospice care and not expected to live much longer. While I was at Walmart the other day, I passed through the card department and, because I was already there, I figured I would purchase a condolence/sympathy card. When my inner circle discovered I had bought the card before she passed, they criticized me to no end. I thought it was an efficient thing to do. I’m not wrong, am I? -- EFFICIENT IN THE MIDWEST DEAR EFFICIENT: Oh, come on! There was nothing wrong with what you did. Many people buy cards of all types because they think the message is appropriate. You thought of your friend and his wife while you were in the card section, and it is the thought that counts -- not the date of purchase. If you made any mistake, it was in letting it be known that you purchased the card in advance. In a situation like this, discretion is key. 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. To order “How to Write Letters for All Occa-

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DEAR ABBY: My husband and I live in a nice home in the desert Southwest with an in-ground pool and guesthouse. Our friends and relatives from back east have an open invitation to visit whenever they please. We enjoyed these visits until recently. The problem is their ever-present compulsion to be connected to an electronic device. We are not yet retired, but in the past we didn’t mind taking a few days off work to spend time with folks who came all the way out here to spend a few days with us. But it seems like nowadays our guests have their noses pointed at a phone or computer most of the time they are here. They have actually missed the beauty of our area, which we are missing work to show them, because they are otherwise engaged. Is there a pleasant way to ask them to disconnect for a bit while we are enjoying their visit, or should I just get in the grumpy old lady line? I want our visitors to have a good time, but I find this behavior especially rude. -- ALMOST DONE IN THE SOUTHWEST DEAR ALMOST DONE: It’s possible that your guests don’t realize how much time they’re spending on their computers and cellphones. Because you are so turned off you are considering rolling up the welcome mat, explain to your guests that you have given them



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Kenai Peninsula grapplers shined over two days of Alaska USA State Wrestling championships, held May 2 and 3 at the Curtis Menard Sports Center in Wasilla. The championship tournaments featured dozens of weight class champions over three styles of wrestling — freestyle, folkstyle and greco — as well as a women’s championship tournament. In the state folkstyle tournament, the Soldotna Whalers wrestling club secured second place with 192 points, only behind the 222 of Anchorage Youth Wrestling Academy. The Kenai Kaveman claimed 22nd in the team race, while Nikiski Freestyle Wrestling Club was 26th. The Soldotna Whalers earned nine individual championships in the folkstyle class. In the Under-12 Novice class, Hudson Morris won the 63-pound title with a pin, Samuel Strouse won the 67-pound title, including beating runner-up teammate Tracker Keller with a technical fall on a 15-0 score, and Michael Dickinson won the 82-pound class with a 6-1 decision over Jaxson Young of Nikiski Freestyle. In the schoolboy/girl U14 class, Scott Michael won the 125-pound championship with a pin, and Hunter Richardson won the 136-pound title with a technical fall. In the intermediate Under-10 class, Carson Cobb won the 63-pound championship with a 10-4 decision. In the women’s schoolgirl U14 class, Daisy Lyn Hannevold won the 136-pound title with a pair of pins in round-robin play. At the cadet U16 class, Dennis Taylor won the 152-pound championship with a pin. In the women’s cadet U16 division, Trinity Donovan won the 138-pound championship with two pins. In the intermediate Under-10 class, Natalee Strouse took sixth place at 59 pounds, Titus Watts took the bronze at 63 pounds, Zackary Kemp took the bronze at 71 pounds and Rowan Peck took fourth at 84 pounds. In the U12 Novice class, Jacob Strausbaugh finished third at 74 pounds, Sam Henry took bronze at 58 pounds, and was joined by fourth-place finisher Jacob Ries and fifth-place finisher Draiden Mullican. Ryan Buchanan took fifth in the 82-pound class, Liam Peck took fourth in the 98-pound class, Jaykob Kemp was runnerup in the 117-pound category and teammate Dallas Walker took third. Avery Powell finished fifth in the 135-pound class, while teammate Alyssa McDonald placed

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including the throwing crew, hurdlers and relays. Junior Ituau Tuisaula has been a steady linchpin for the SoHi girls this year, racking up four wins in the shot put and is looking to defend her Region III shot crown from 2018. The distance team could also pick up points from sophomore Erika Arthur,

sixth. Powell won the place with a 6-4 decision over McDonald. Also for the Soldotna Whalers in the schoolboy/girl U14 class, Tustin Keller took fifth place at 77 pounds, Simon Secor was fourth at 102 pounds, Owen Hart was third at 106 pounds, Collin Peck was fifth at 110 pounds and Cassius Miller took third at 136 pounds. At the cadet U16 class, Hunter Secor took fifth place at 120 pounds and Sammy Baker took fifth at 152 pounds. In the Junior class, Sean Babitt took third place at 170 pounds. The Kenai Kaveman earned four placing wrestlers. At intermediate U10, Gunnar Stanley finished third at 84 pounds. In the novice U12 class, Keagan Stanley took fourth at 78 pounds, Daniel Steffensen took third at 92 pounds and Hunter Bras finished second at 108 pounds. WOMENS In the state women’s championship tournament, the Soldotna Whalers won the team title with 98 points, beating the 88 points of runner-up Interior Grappling Academy. Homer-based Popeye Wrestling Club was sixth with 60 points, and Nikiski Freestyle finished 17th with 20 points. The Soldotna Whalers got seven women’s champions. In prebantam, Reegan LeClair won the 40-pound title with a pin and a tech fall and Adrena Curren won the 53-pound class with a pin. At intermediate U9, Natali Curren won the 60-pound championship on a pin. At novice U12, Madison Curren won the 70-pound title with a pin, Kaydence Jeffreys won the 75-pound title with a tech fall, and Avery Powell won the 127-pound belt with an 8-0 decision over teammate Alyssa McDonald. At cadet U16, Trinity Donovan won the 138-pound championship with a 9-2 decision and a pin in two round-robin matches. Other placers for Soldotna included the intermediate U9 class, where McKinley Bock took second at 55 pounds. At novice U12, Natalee Strouse placed second at 60 pounds, Nataleigh Shane took third at 90 pounds and Kelsi Curren took second at 110 pounds. In the schoolgirl U14 class, Daisy Lyn Hannevold was second at 136 pounds. The Popeye Wrestling Club out of Homer collected four women’s champions. In intermediate U9, Hayden Kumfer won the 55-pound title with a 12-10 decision and a pin and Flora Fitzpatrick won the 65-pound class with two pins. Also placing for Homer were six others. In the intermediate U9 class, Storey Cook was third at 60 pounds. At novice U12, Saoirse Cook took second at 90 pounds.

who is fifth in the 3,200 this year among region runners. “She’s a big chess piece to whether we win the region title,” Leck said. The SoHi hurdlers are led by junior Holleigh Jaime, who sits second in the girls 300-meter hurdles and third in the 100 hurdles. Kodiak junior Hallee Blair leads the times in both events and Leck said she will be the biggest obstacle for Jaime this weekend. Leck said senior Sophie Thomas will also be return-

At schoolgirl U14, Cecilia Fitzpatrick was third at 110 pounds, and Roan Cook won by default at 185 pounds. In the junior division, Mina Cavasos won by default at 127 pounds, and Mariah Grimes finished second at 164 pounds. Nikiski Freestyle got a champion out of Braylynn Young, who won the intermediate U9 class at 75 pounds with two pins. Nikiski also got a third-place out of Addison Perkins in the novice U12 class at 70 pounds.

iel Steffensen was runner-up at 92 pounds and Hunter Bras was second at 108 pounds. The Nikiski Freestyle club placed three grapplers at the greco tourney. At novice U12, Jaxson Young took fourth at 82 pounds, Oliver Parrish was fourth at 92 pounds, and in the schoolboy/girl U14 division, Trevor Williams was sixth at 125 pounds. The Popeye club from Homer collected two championships. In novice U12, Cameron Cook won the 98-pound title with a pin, and Conner Cook won the 78-pound title with a tech fall. GRECO Also for Homer, at schoolboy/ In the Greco state champi- girl U14, Chris Martishev was onships, the Soldotna Whalers sixth at 114 pounds. finished third with 182 points. Anchorage Youth Wrestling AcadFREESTYLE emy won with 212 points and Juneau Youth Wrestling finished In the state freestyle champisecond with 184. The Kenai Kave- onships, the Soldotna Whalers men finished 19th with 28 points, picked up 14 champions, the KePopeye was 21st with 26 and Ni- nai Kavemen got one champion kiski Freestyle was 23rd with 14. and Homer’s Popeye club got Soldotna secured seven cham- three champs. pions — at intermediate U10, In pre-bantam, Kallen Elmore Hudson Morris won the 63-pound won the 40-pound title with a title with a pin on teammate Car- pin, Logan McKay Jr. won the son Cobb. In novice U12, Sam 45-pound title with a pin on teamHenry won the 58-pound cham- mate Jaxson Ebenezer, and Kevin pionship with a 30-24 decision Michael won the 62-pound class and a tech fall, Samuel Strouse with a pin. won the 67-pound title with two At bantam U8, Peyton Cobb pins, Michael Dickinson won the won the 53-pound class with a pin 82-pound title with a tech fall and on teammate Ryder Lervig. Jaykob Kemp won the 117-pound At intermediate U10, Carson title with a pin. Cobb claimed the 63-pound title At schoolboy/girl U14, Scott with a pin. In novice U12, Sam Henry colMichael won the 125-pound championship with a tech fall lected the 58-pound title with a 6-4 and Hunter Richardson won the decision, Samuel Strouse won the 136-pound title with a tech fall. 67-pound title with a tech fall over Also for Soldotna, in interme- teammate Tracker Keller, Michael diate U10, Christian Edmunds Dickinson claimed the 82-pound finished sixth at 63 pounds, Madi- championship with a tech fall and son Curren was fifth at 67 pounds, Jaykob Kemp won the 117-pound Zackary Kemp was fifth at 71 title with a pin. In schoolboy/girl U14, Scott pounds, Nathan Powell was fourth at 93 pounds and Phoenix Gools- Michael won the 125-pound belt with a pin and Hunter Richardson by was sixth at 93 pounds. At novice U12, Jacob Straus- won the 136-pound title with a baugh took third at 74 pounds, tech fall. At cadet U16, Dennis Taylor Mason Bock was fourth at 78 pounds, Liam Peck was fourth won the 152-pound title with a 9-5 at 98 pounds, Chase Johnson decision. In the AMOM category, Cariswas fourth at 108 pounds, Dallas Walker took third at 117 pounds sa McKay won by default at 110.2 and Avery Powell was fifth at 135 pounds and Katherine Ebenezer pounds. won at 125.7 pounds. At schoolboy/girl U14, Owen In pre-bantam, Owen Knisley Hart took second at 106 pounds, finished third at 35 pounds, EliCollin Peck took third at 110 jah Edmunds took second at 40 pounds and Cassius Miller took pounds, Karter Elmore took fourth third at 136 pounds. at 40 pounds, Hunter Young finAt cadet U16, Hunter Secor was ished fifth at 43 pounds, Landon fifth at 120 pounds, Dennis Taylor Musgrove was sixth at 43, Kellen was third at 152 pounds and Sam- Steele took second at 49 pounds, my Baker was fifth at 152. Adrena Curren was fifth at 53 In the junior division, Brayde pounds and Cooper Aragon was Wolfe was fourth at 138 pounds second at 85 pounds. and Sean Babitt was fifth at 170. In bantam U8, Bentley Elmore The Kenai Kaveman placed was second at 43 pounds and Amefour wrestlers at the greco tourna- lia Ries was fourth at 43 pounds. ment. At intermediate U10, GunIn intermediate U10, Charles nar Stanley took fifth at 84 pounds, Lawson was sixth at 53 pounds, and at novice U12, Keagan Stan- Hudson Morris was third at 63 ley took fifth at 78 pounds, Dan- pounds, Titus Watts was fourth

ing this weekend after hurting her ankle in a hurdles run several weeks ago. Thomas currently holds the fifth-fastest 100 hurdles time in the region, but that mark came in the Big C Relays in early April. “We definitely need to make some money in the hurdles,” he said. The Stars also hold the fastest times in the region in both the 800- and 1,600-meter girls relays, with senior mid-distance runner Brittany Taylor leading the charge

in both. Taylor recently signed to run college track at UAA, and Leck said she is looking for a strong finish to the season to end her high school career on a high note. Taylor’s biggest nemesis this weekend will likely be Wasilla senior Allison VanPelt, the only girl in Region III to post a faster 400 time than Taylor this year. In the jumping events, SoHi junior Kylie Ness is looking for a breakthrough in the girls long and triple jumps, while the Schmidt sisters, Danica and Aliann, could pick up a win in the high jump. Danica Schmidt currently sits second in the region with a leap of 4 feet, 11 inches, just one behind Homer’s Marina Carroll. The Kenai Kardinals will be looking to get a host of points from their boys distance squad and their girls sprint and hurdling crews. Senior Hayley Maw currently leads the time sheets in the region this year in the girls 100 dash and is thirdquickest in the 200, both with PRs. Maw’s 200 time of 26.64 seconds is only .11 seconds behind the closest 4A competitor, Wasilla senior Olivia Davies. In the girls hurdles, junior Savanna Wilson enters the weekend second-fastest in the 100 hurdles and fourthfastest in the 300 hurdles. Wilson’s PR of 16.36 seconds in the 100 event is only .18 seconds behind the top time of Kodiak’s Hallee Blair. Maw and Wilson are also part of the fastest girls

at 63 pounds, Zackary Kemp finished second at 71 pounds, Madison Curren was third at 71 pounds, Gunnar Lervig was fifth at 93 pounds, Clayton McDonald was third at 105 and Kolben Lopez was sixth at 105. In novice U12, Draiden Mullican took fourth at 58 pounds, Jacob Ries took fifth at 58 pounds, Jacob Strausbaugh was second at 74 pounds, Mason Bock took fifth at 78 pounds, Liam Peck finished sixth at 98 pounds, Dallas Walker was third at 117, Avery Powell was fifth at 135 and Jacob Lopez took third at 160. In schoolboy/girl U14, Tustin Keller finished third at 77 pounds, Simon Secor was third at 102 pounds, Owen Hart finished second at 106, Collin Peck was third at 110 and Cassius Miller placed fifth at 136. At cadet U16, Hunter Secor took fourth place at 120 pounds, Sammy Baker took sixth at 152 pounds and Julian Yakunin was fifth at 182. In the junior category, Brayde Wolfe finished fifth at 138 pounds and Sean Babitt was second at 170. In the AMOM category, Christina Ries finished fourth at 125.7 pounds and Nettie Keller took second at 143.3 pounds. Kenai Kavemen got one champion at freestyle, at bantam U8 when Landon Stanley won the 85-pound title with a tech fall. At pre-bantam for Kenai, Kass Winger finished second at 53 pounds and Kannon Pyfer took fourth at 53. In bantam U8, Harley Hyatt finished third at 53 pounds. In intermediate U10, Gunnar Stanley finished fifth at 84 pounds. In novice U12, Keagan Stanley was fourth at 78 pounds, Daniel Steffensen was fifth at 92 and Hunter Bras was second at 108. In schoolboy/girl U14, Benjamin Harris was sixth at 102 pounds. Nikiski placed six wrestlers at the freestyle tournament. At bantam U8, Kyson Rogers took sixth at 56 pounds, Jaydon Nordwall placed fifth at 70 and Matthew Roofe took sixth at 85. At novice U12, Jaxson Young was second at 82 pounds, Oliver Parrish was third at 92 and Daegan Mullin took sixth at 92. Homer’s Popeye club got three champions in freestyle. At bantam U8, Kanin Kumfer won the 45-pound title with a pin, at novice U12, Cameron Cook won the 98-pound championship with a tech fall, and in the AMOM category, Erica Harrington won the 149.9 class with a pair of pins. Also placing for Homer, in the intermediate U10 class, Hayden Kumfer was fifth at 53 pounds. At novice U12, Luca Fitzpatrick took sixth at 58 pounds, Conner Cook was second at 78.

400-meter relay in the region this year, partnering with Kylie-Anne Raye and Chelsea Plagge at the borough championships last weekend en route to the win. That relay and the girls 3,200-meter relay are both favorites to pull in points for the Kardinals. Plagge is also a contender to watch for in the girls triple jump. The Kenai junior currently sits second with a leap of 33 feet, 1.5 inches, but will have to find almost 2 feet more to compete with Davies of Wasilla, who holds a top leap of 34 feet, 11.25 inches. On the boys side, Kenai sophomore Maison Dunham has come on strong at the end of the season to lead the Kardinals distance team. Dunham demolished his career best in the boys 1,600 two weeks ago at the Kenai Invite to post the second-best time. Dunham also sits second this year in the 800, and will likely have to beat Grace speedster Tristian Merchant for maximum points. Kenai could also get big points from senior Jarett Wilson in the hurdles. Wilson has Region III finishes of second in both the 110and 300-meter hurdles in the past, and is ranked third in the 110 this year and second in the 300. Nikiski may not be a huge threat for a team title, but the Bulldogs flaunt plenty of muscle, particularly in the throwing events where junior Kaitlyn Johnson reigns. Johnson currently

holds the fifth-best region throw in the discus this year, and is third among 3A throwers. Meanwhile, senior teammate Bethany Carstens could pull in some points for Nikiski in the girls high jump, where she holds the fourth-best time with three other jumpers in the region at 4 feet, 8 inches. The Nikiski boys could get points from junior Bryan McCollum and senior Garrett Ellis in the jumps, particularly the long jump. In recent years, Homer has often been the biggest threat to win the region crown in the 3A category, and could do it again this year with help from a variety of places. Mariners sophomore Laura Inama currently sits fourth in the girls 200 and seventh in the 100, while junior Marina Carroll is the top high-jumper in Region III this year at 5-feet even. Senior Anna Brock also has the potential to rack up the points in the girls throwing events. Brock shares the lead in the discus with Seward senior Coral Petrosius, and is sixth-best in the shot put. Seward’s biggest boys scorer is junior Connor Spanos, second in the 400 and has earned a few victories in the event this year competing for one of the smaller schools. Seward’s best scoring hope on the girls side is senior Coral Petrosius, who is tied for the region lead in the girls discus with Homer thrower Anna Brock.

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Peninsula Clarion, May 17, 2019  

May 17, 2019 edition of the Peninsula Clarion

Peninsula Clarion, May 17, 2019  

May 17, 2019 edition of the Peninsula Clarion