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German man dies in crash with semi ANCHORAGE — Alaska State Troopers say a man from Germany died in a crash on a remote stretch of highway. Troopers say 58-year-old Jurgen Klos of Dortmund died early Tuesday night in a crash at Mile 95 Parks Highway. The crash site is about 3 miles south of the turnoff to Talkeetna in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. Troopers say the cause of the crash is undetermined but that a compact sport utility vehicle driven by Klos may have crossed the centerline. The SUV crashed into a tanker truck driven by 60-year-old Dale Ax of Big Lake. Klos died at the scene. A passenger was flown to Providence Alaska Medical Center for evaluation. The driver of the semi was not injured.
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Sentence reduced to 24 years KETCHIKAN — An Alaska man’s prison sentence for murder has been reduced to 24 years, a report said. Devin Rossiter, 26, was originally sentenced to 36 years, The Ketchikan Daily News reported Tuesday. The full sentence handed down Monday is 40 years with 16 years suspended, while the original sentence was 45 years with 10 years suspended. The Alaska Court of Appeals reversed Rossiter’s 2012 seconddegree murder conviction in September 2017. — Associated Press
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Recall effort seeks to oust Dunleavy By Becky Bohrer Associated Press
JUNEAU — A group that includes a coal company chairman and a framer of Alaska’s constitution is launching an effort aimed at recalling Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy, weeks after his far-reaching budget vetoes prompted public outrage. In late June, Dunleavy announced vetoes of more than $400 million, affecting health and social service and other programs and prompting the university system to begin making plans for a transition to a single institution. Lawmakers, unable to muster sufficient votes to override the vetoes amid
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A ridicule pole carved by Sitka artist Tommy Joseph stands in front of the Planet Alaska Gallery on Ferry Way on Wednesday in Juneau. The pole includes likenesses of Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy and President Donald Trump.
a dispute over the special session’s proper meeting location, this week passed legislation restoring many of the cuts, including $110
million of the $130 million Dunleavy vetoed for the university. He still can cut any spending with which he doesn’t agree.
“People from all regions of Alaska have had enough,” Joseph Usibelli and Peggy Shumaker, his wife, said in an opinion piece published by Alaska newspapers. The so-called Recall Dunleavy group lists Usibelli; Arliss Sturgulewski, a former Republican lawmaker ; and Vic Fischer, the lastliving surviving delegate to the Alaska Constitutional Convention, as co-chairs. Scott Kendall, who was a chief of staff to Dunleavy’s predecessor, independent Bill Walker, said he provided legal counsel and other advice to the group. Kendall said supporters must clear a high bar but said it’s not impossible. Kendall was involved with Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa
Murkowski’s successful 2010 write-in campaign, after her primary loss to Tea Party favorite Joe Miller. Kendall likened what’s happening now to then, when he said “we were faced with a really stark ideology, and Alaskans kind of rose up and did something people said was impossible.” Usibelli is chairman of the board of Usibelli Coal Mine and a prominent supporter of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He said Wednesday that he voted for Dunleavy but has been disappointed in his actions. Shumaker, a former Alaska State Writer Laureate, said Dunleavy has destabilized much of the economy. See recall, Page A3
Groups sue for data on lease sale
shop talk | Compass Youth Center
Report: Plane in deadly crash hit swell or wave ANCHORAGE — Federal investigators say a surviving passenger of a deadly floatplane crash at the mouth of Tutka Bay south of Homer reported the aircraft nosed over abruptly after hitting a swell or wave during takeoff, causing the cabin to quickly fill with water. A preliminary report of the July 19 crash released Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board says a witness reported the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver seemed to accelerate slowly. According to the report, the witness said the plane climbed up to 100 feet before descending and cartwheeling onto the water upside down with seven people on board.
By Dan Joling Associated Press
Brock Van Eaton lines up his shot on July 24 at the Compass in Nikiski.
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Empowering kids, teaching life skills
Compass Youth Center offers after-school activities in Nikiski By Brian Mazurek Peninsula Clarion
Encouraging, equipping, and empowering the youth of Alaska: that’s been the mission of Nikiski local Todd Brigham since around this time last year. Last summer he and his family acquired a location in the Nikiski mall that he hoped to turn into a youth center for the kids in the community. Today, the Compass operates as a combination coffee shop and faith-based
youth center with a mission of empowering kids by building healthy relationships, teaching practical life skills and sharing the love of Jesus. The Compass features a number of games like ping-pong and foosball and a shop where kids can practice anything from pottery to auto repair. There is also a quiet room reserved for homework sessions and bible study, and during the school year volunteers offer tutoring sessions and
workshops that give kids the opportunity to learn a new skill. The Clarion sat down with Brigham to talk about the first year for the Compass and what it’s like to run a nonprofit for the first time. Clarion: When did you officially open your doors? Todd Brigham: Last year, Sept. 5, we opened for drop-in. So in August we had a little open house, invited the community and had See compass, Page A3
ANCHORAGE — An Alaska Native organization and three environmental groups sued the U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday, claiming its agencies withheld information regarding preparations for the sale of oil and gas leases in the massive Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The lawsuit filed in Anchorage claims the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service did not provide public information in response to Freedom of Information Act requests. The groups sought information on an application by a company to conduct three-dimensional seismic exploration using 90,000-pound vibrator trucks and mobile camps that could disturb denning polar bears. The groups also requested information regarding Interior Secretary David Bernhardt’s order to limit an environmental review to one year and 300 pages unless an agency requested an exemption. The requests also targeted agency consultations with a joint U.S.Canada advisory board on the Porcupine Caribou Herd, which migrates between the two countries and uses the coastal plain of the refuge for calving. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates the plain holds 10.4 billion barrels of oil. Interior Department spokeswoman Molly Block said in an email that the department could not comment on pending litigation.
Election stakeholders group publishes recommendations By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion
A borough group seeking to increase voter participation and accessibility recently approved their final report and recommendations. The Election Stakeholders Group was established Jan. 8, and tasked with researching ways to increase voter participation by developing sustainable election processes that maximize accessibility and
inclusivity while conserving public resources, according to the report. “The ESG spent many hours discussing voter engagement, cost, collaboration and efficiencies,” the report said. The report addresses several aspects of the voting process, including upgrading to equipment that complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act, vote-by-mail and ranked-choice voting,
guidelines for the voter pamphlet, public outreach methods and how Area Service Board positions are filled.
Voter accessibility The Human Rights Commission declared current borough accommodations and equipment for voters with disabilities, especially those who are visually impaired, as “significantly
discriminatory,” the report said. The report said the hardware used by the borough is owned by the state, is at the end of its life, and does not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The stakeholders group recommended that the assembly transition the election process from the current polling site structure to a vote-by-mail hybrid structure. A subcommittee of the
group traveled to Anchorage to see its Vote by Mail Election Central in action. The methodology of the hybrid structure has been used by the borough for over 20 years in the communities of Cooper Landing, Hope, Fox River, Moose Pass, Seldovia/ Kachemak Bay and Tyonek. The structure has proven to be more efficient and effective, the report said. See election, Page A3
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Debate puts Biden’s lengthy legislative record in the hot seat By Steve Peoples and Sara Burnett Associated Press
DETROIT — The ideological divisions gripping the Democratic Party intensified on Wednesday as presidential candidates waged an acrimonious battle over health care, immigration and race. Biden, who found himself the target of criticism from nearly half the candidates on the debate stage, was forced to defend his decades-old political record on multiple fronts as other White House hopefuls sought to tear him down. One of his chief rivals, California Sen. Kamala Harris, charged that Biden’s past work with segregationists in the Senate could have prevented Barack Obama from becoming the nation’s first black president, and stopped her and fellow presidential candidate Cory Booker, both of whom are black, from becoming senators. “Had those segregationists had their way, I would not be a member of the United States Senate, Cory Booker would not be a member of the United States Senate, and Barack Obama would not have been in a position to nominate” Biden to become vice president. When pressed, Biden repeatedly leaned on his relationship with Obama. “We’re talking about things that occurred a long, long time ago,” Biden said. He added: “Everybody’s talking about how terrible I am on these issues. Barack Obama knew who I was.” Biden and Harris also had a spirited exchange over health care, with Harris saying Biden’s plan was too timid and the former vice president saying that the senator’s plan was vague and far too expensive. But it was the discussion of race that marked an escalating rift in the Democratic primary just two weeks after President Donald Trump issued racist calls for four female congresswomen of color to leave the country, even though all of them are American citizens. Over the weekend, Trump again took aim at a prominent congressman of color, charging that “no human being would want to live” in his “rat-infested” Baltimore district, which has a large black community. This is an internal fight many Democrats do not want, fearing that it could alienate some white voters they would like to reclaim from Trump in 2020. For Biden’s struggling competitors, however, they see no better way to undermine his
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Former Vice President Joe Biden listens as Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks Wednesday during the second of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN in the Fox Theatre in Detroit.
candidacy than raising questions about his commitment to black voters. While Biden took many hits on the stage, there were multiple opponents aiming for Harris as well. Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard tore into Harris’ record as a prosecutor and attorney general in California. Biden, who leads virtually all early polls, is considered the leading moderate onstage. In addition to Harris, Booker and Gabbard, his more progressive opponents include New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, former Obama administration housing chief Julián Castro, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and entrepreneur Andrew Yang. The evening opened with a spirited exchange over the future of health care. Biden charged that Harris’ plan would cost taxpayers $3 trillion even after two terms in office and would force middleclass taxes to go up, not down. He said that would put Democrats at a disadvantage against Trump. “You can’t beat President Trump with double talk on this plan,” he said. Harris slapped back that Biden was inaccurate. “The cost of doing nothing is far too expensive,” Harris said. She added: “Your plan does not cover everyone in America.” There were also tense exchanges on immigration that pitted the 76-year-old Biden against a younger slate of more diverse candidates. There were no candidates of color onstage in the first wave Tuesday night. On Wednesday night, there were four.
Biden was flanked by Harris on one side and Booker on the other. As Biden greeted Harris onstage moments before the opening statements, he quipped, “Go easy on me, kid.” Biden suggested that some of his rivals favor immigration laws that are far too forgiving. Castro, for example, would decriminalize illegal border crossings. “People should have to get in line. That’s the problem,” Biden charged. Castro shot back: “It looks like one of us has learned the lessons of the past and one has not.” While the first primary votes won’t come for six more months, there is a sense of urgency for the lower-tier candidates to break out. More than half the field could be blocked from the next round of debates altogether — and possibly pushed out of the race — if they fail to reach new polling and fundraising thresholds implemented by the Democratic National Committee. The dire stakes have forced many Democrats to turn against one another in recent weeks. But they also blasted the impact of the Trump administration on American life. Biden said Trump was tearing at the “fabric of America” and highlighted the value of diversity in his opening statement. “Mr. President, this is America,” Biden said of the diverse slate of candidates on stage. Harris also referenced Trump’s divisive presidency. “This becomes a moment we must fight for the best of who we are,” Harris said. “We are better than this.”
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Babcock moves from chief of staff to senior policy adviser By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion
Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced Wednesday Tuckerman Babcock will be moved from his role as the chief of staff, replaced by former state Sen. Ben Stevens. Babcock, who has served as the governor’s chief of staff since Decemeber, will now assume the role of
Recall From Page A1
Dunleavy, who was elected last year, recently said he did not think his vetoes were too aggressive. He said the state needs to resolve its longstanding budget deficit. Alaska has no statewide sales or personal income tax, and no state-level taxes were seriously considered this year. Walker unsuccessfully pushed new or higher taxes as part of a fiscal plan during his term. The state, long reliant on oil, last year began using earnings from its oil-wealth fund, the Alaska Permanent Fund, to help pay for government costs. That has caused tension
Compass From Page A1
a barbecue. We officially opened Sept. 5 for youth and then the coffee shop opened Dec. 10. So basically for the youth we were open for the whole school year this last year. Clarion: And how have things gone in the first year? Todd Brigham: Oh, really good. During the school year we were averaging around 35 youth coming in every day. And they’re not necessarily all here at the same time. Some of them go do martial arts or they have sports so they’ll come before or after their activities. But it’s filled a neat little niche where there’s a good, safe, fun place to be in between their after-school activities. And some of them come the whole time — there was a group that hung out for about three hours pretty much every day of the week. We’ve had as many as 50 kids come in one day, and we had over 220 different kids come in during those first 10 months. So I think it’s gone really well in terms of building relationships and really getting to know these kids in such a short amount of time. Clarion: Before this you were an engineer at ConocoPhillips. How does your current role differ from your previous job?
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In this process, every registered voter would be mailed a ballot package two to three weeks prior to Election Day. Accessible vote centers will be established two weeks prior to Election Day in at least five locations throughout the borough. The equipment at the centers will be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Voters can choose to drop their voted ballots in a drop box, at a voter center or in the mail using prepaid postage. Ballot drop boxes would need to be purchased for this recommendation, the report said, and may cost around $3,300 each.
Voter participation Costs related to an initial voter outreach and education
senior policy adviser for strategic affairs, a release from the governor’s office said. “It’s been a privilege to have Tuckerman Babcock serve as my Chief of Staff, and I’m grateful for his continued service and commitment to the State of Alaska,” Dunleavy said in the release. “I’m confident that both Ben and Tuckerman’s leadership will continue to help us carry out this
administration’s goals and agenda.” In the release, Babcock said he’s excited to serve in his new role. “This is a move I requested of the Governor; which allows me to concentrate on the areas I can best serve the Governor’s agenda,” Babcock said in the release. “This will be a smooth internal transition. I have enjoyed working with Ben these past eight months and know
he is more than qualified to serve as Chief of Staff to Governor Dunleavy.” In August 2001, Stevens was appointed by Gov. Tony Knowles to the Alaska State Senate, where he went on to serve as the Alaska Senate Majority Leader and later Senate President. “I’m honored that the Governor would ask me to serve as his Chief of Staff,” Stevens said in the release.
“I appreciate the leadership Tuckerman has shown since the transition and I look forward to continue working with him as we move the Governor’s agenda forward.” The staff changes were announced Wednesday during a meeting of the governor’s cabinet and staff. A staff transition will begin immediately and take place over the next week.
with — and fierce debate over — the annual check traditionally paid to residents with fund earnings. Dunleavy has insisted on a full payout in line with a longstanding calculation that hasn’t been followed the last three years and that critics deem unsustainable. Such a check would be around $3,000. He said his position has been to follow the law until the law is changed. Lawmakers have passed for Dunleavy’s consideration a dividend of about $1,600 this year. Legislative leaders also have expressed interest in another special session this year to discuss future use of earnings and potential changes to the dividend program. Grounds for recall in Alaska,
according to the state elections office, are lack of fitness, incompetence, neglect of duties or corruption. The recall group cites Dunleavy’s failure to appoint a judge within a statutory time frame and alleges misuse of state funds for online ads and mailers to promote Dunleavy’s agenda. It also cites use of Dunleavy’s veto authority to cut money for the courts following an abortion decision with which he didn’t agree and claims Dunleavy’s vetoes precluded the Legislature from upholding its responsibilities for education and public health and welfare. Dunleavy spokesman Matt Shuckerow said the governor’s office has spent about $35,000 on
printed and Facebook communications, with the bulk of that money used for messaging on the social media site. He said the office has received guidance from the Department of Law that such communications are permitted. He did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the recall effort. The group will need to gather 28,501 signatures, Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai said by email. If the application is certified, it would trigger another signaturegathering phase, with supporters needing to get 71,252 signatures in a bid to try to put the issue to voters. Stephen Haycox, a professor emeritus at the University of Alaska Anchorage and a longtime
political observer, said people are leery of recalls and he thinks there are many people willing to go along with Dunleavy’s cuts to get a full dividend. The National Conference of State Legislatures says there have been many attempts to recall governors across the country but few have triggered recall elections. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survived a recall vote in 2012. Efforts to gather signatures for the recall effort will take place at Salmonfest in Ninilchik, according to a Monday press release. Other recall events are scheduled for Anchorage, Bethel, Cordova, Fairbanks, Haines, Igiugig, Juneau, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Mat-Su, Sitka, Unalaska, Valdez and Yakutat.
Todd Brigham: It’s definitely a lot different than sitting in my office engineering and working on projects, but I think a lot of my tenure in the industry gave me a lot of tools to apply to a nonprofit setting. This last year has basically been like managing a construction project. Over a thousand volunteer hours and a lot of money was donated from individuals and local businesses to make this happen, so my experience as an engineer and project manager helped with that. While I’m wearing a lot of different hats these days, there are some similarities. Clarion: So the Compass functions as a coffee shop and a youth center. Explain how the two operate differently, and what are the hours for each? Todd Brigham: So when we first got this really nice facility we thought: the kids are in school and they get out at 2:15, so why just let it sit empty all morning? We decided to open a coffee shop that would help support the nonprofit and hopefully generate a little bit of money for the different youth activities. The coffee shop opens at 6:30 in the morning and goes until 1:30 in the afternoon. Then we transition to youth drop-in. In the summer we’re doing 2 to 5, but during the school year we do 2:30 to 6. Clarion: How does your schedule change from the summer to the school year?
Todd Brigham: Well, as you’re finding out, in Alaska the summer is crazy. People are going and doing other things, which is as I expected, so we decided to have the drop-in just a couple days a week, and the doors are open Monday and Wednesday. Kids are off with their families playing, fishing, vacationing. And transportation is also a challenge out here with the younger kids. Their parents might work and they don’t have any way to get here, and we don’t have any kind of bus system right now. A few times this summer we’ve had some outdoor activities, like bike day where we had a barbecue and fixed up everyone’s bikes. A few kids had outgrown their old bikes so we went ahead and upgraded them to new ones as well. We had a lake day at my house where we played some games in the water and in the yard, and we’re planning on hikes and beach bashes as well. The summer is definitely going to be geared toward outdoor activities if we can. It makes a little easier for families to plan for specific events, and in the future I’m hoping to get some college interns to run a few trips. Fishing, hiking, things like that. This is our first summer too, so we’re still figuring a lot of things out. Clarion: What’s the general age range of the kids that hang out here? Todd Brigham: It pretty much
mirrors the middle/high school down the road, so sixth grade to 12th grade. In the summers we’re looking at letting those graduating into sixth grade participate in some of the activities. It’s already a really wide age range, so we try to stick to that. Elementary kids can’t really relate to 11th and 12th graders. Clarion: Do you think it’s important to focus on the older kids and give them something to do after school? Todd Brigham: Absolutely. The younger kids have things like Boys and Girls Club, and we’re not trying to step on any other churches or organizations. We wanted to cater to the kids that aren’t really involved with anything else outside of school. We also have a large group of home-school kids that may not be involved in some of the other school functions. This is a good opportunity for them to come hang out, meet their friends and just get out of the house for a little while. Clarion: What has been the biggest challenge of running the Compass? Todd Brigham: Well I’ve never been involved in a nonprofit before, so to start one from scratch and handle the administrative side has been a lot. There are so many aspects to being a 501(c) (3) to keep track of, and being the executive director of a small startup, my time is split between
spending time with the youth and handling the administrative side of things. So juggling that balance has been a challenge, but I hope going forward I can continue to spend most of my time and energy helping and teaching the youth. Clarion: And what has been the most rewarding part? Todd Brigham: I would say without a doubt it’s the relationships built with the youth. That’s kind of manifested itself this summer, with the youth off with their parents out in Bristol Bay fishing or wherever. Out of the blue I’ll get a text that’s a picture of them on the boat, or a “Hey Todd how ya doing? Just thinking about you” that shows that we’ve had an impact and that a relationship has been built. Because they’re not even here and they’re thinking about the Compass and our volunteers, which is pretty cool. Besides that, the way the community — from the churches to the local businesses to individuals — have supported us has definitely been a highlight as well. You go into this without funding or anything and you don’t know how that’s all going to come together, so we’ve come a long way since we got the key to the place on June 9 last year. The Compass is located at 51781 Kenai Spur Highway in the Nikiski Mall next to Charlie’s Angels Pizza. For more information or to make a donation, visit thecompassak.com or call 907-598-8633.
campaign for a vote-by-mail system would need to be considered as well. The group recommends the assembly appropriate funds for an extensive campaign. Voter turnout in the borough has been historically low, the report said, with higher or lower trends depending on what is on the ballot. “One of the focuses of the outreach campaign would be specifically to encourage voter participation no matter what is on the ballot,” the report said. The group recommends the use of social, print and broadcast media, as well as outreach with community groups. Costs may be shared by cities within the borough. “The (vote-by-mail structure) is a long term solution for the borough and the cities within the borough as it is not subject to the changing technology of the current structure,” the report said. The report encourages the
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Service Area Boards When it comes to Service Area boards, the group recommends amending borough code to allow for those seats to be filled through appointment instead of by election. “It is rare for a service area board race to be contested at an election,” the report said. “In addition, there have been many years when no candidate files for the seat at all and ultimately the seat is filled by appointment after the election is certified.”
Ballot advocacy In its last recommendation, the group asks the assembly to amend borough code that provides for the inclusion of statements advocating voter approval or rejection on propositions. The report said this change could help streamline the voter pamphlet and reduce waste, while also decreasing voter confusion. “The information provided and disseminated by the
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borough should be that of a factual nature,” the report said. “Public funds should not be used to further the message of an outside group, and the official voter information pamphlet is an inappropriate place to allow members of the public to advocate for or against a proposition.” Historically, identifying possible authors of statements has proven problematic and statements submitted to be in the voter pamphlet are not vetted or verified by the borough, and may include misleading information, the report said. The group was made up of assembly members, city council members, city managers, the borough mayor’s office and community members interested in
contributing to the process, including Donna Aderhold, Brenda Ahlberg, Teri Birchfield, Cassidi Cameron, John Coleberg, Tyson Cox, Sammy Crawford, Linda Cusack, Willy Dunne, Joyanna Geisler, Brent Hibbert, Sue McClure, Scott Meszaros, Paul Ostrander, Robert Peterkin and Stephanie Queen. The first meeting was held Jan. 15, with subsequent meetings every two weeks, for a total of 12 public meetings. The public was encouraged to attend the meetings, but besides two emails, there was no public participation in the meetings, the report said. “A small subcommittee of the group did participate in a local radio show and had an opportunity to respond to questions for the listening audience,” the report said.
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Shameful rhetoric from a shameful president
n case anyone missed it, the president of the United States had some choice words to describe Maryland’s 7th congressional district on Saturday morning. Here are the key phrases: “no human being would want to live there,” it is a “very dangerous & filthy place,” ”Worst in the USA” and, our personal favorite: It is a “rat and rodent infested mess.” He wasn’t really speaking of the 7th as a whole. He failed to mention Ellicott City, for example, or Baldwin or Monkton or Prettyboy, all of which are contained in the sprawling yet oddly-shaped district that runs from western Howard County to southern Harford County. No, Donald Trump’s wrath was directed at Baltimore and specifically at Rep. Elijah Cummings, the 68-year-old son of a former South Carolina sharecropper who has represented the district in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1996. It’s not hard to see what’s going on here. The congressman has been a thorn in this president’s side, and Mr. Trump sees attacking African American members of Congress as good politics, as it both warms the cockles of the white supremacists who love him and causes so many of the thoughtful people who don’t to scream. President Trump bad-mouthed Baltimore in order to make a point that the border camps are “clean, efficient & well run,” which, of course, they are not — unless you are fine with all the overcrowding, squalor, cages and deprivation to be found in what the Department of Homeland Security’s own inspector-general recently called “a ticking time bomb.” In pointing to the 7th, the president wasn’t hoping his supporters would recognize landmarks like Johns Hopkins Hospital, perhaps the nation’s leading medical center. He wasn’t conjuring images of the U.S. Social Security Administration, where they write the checks that so many retired and disabled Americans depend upon. It wasn’t about the beauty of the Inner Harbor or the proud history of Fort McHenry. And it surely wasn’t about the economic standing of a district where the median income is actually above the national average. No, he was returning to an old standby of attacking an African American lawmaker from a majority black district on the most emotional and bigoted of arguments. It was only surprising that there wasn’t room for a few classic phrases like “you people” or “welfare queens” or “crime-ridden ghettos” or a suggestion that the congressman “go back” to where he came from. This is a president who will happily debase himself at the slightest provocation. And given Mr. Cummings’ criticisms of U.S. border policy, the various investigations he has launched as chairman of the House Oversight Committee, his willingness to call Mr. Trump a racist for his recent attacks on the freshmen congresswomen, and the fact that “Fox & Friends” had recently aired a segment critical of the city, slamming Baltimore must have been irresistible in a Pavlovian way. Fox News rang the bell, the president salivated and his thumbs moved across his cell phone into action. As heartening as it has been to witness public figures rise to Charm City’s defense on Saturday, from native daughter House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young, we would above all remind Mr. Trump that the 7th District, Baltimore included, is part of the United States that he is supposedly governing. The White House has far more power to effect change in this city, for good or ill, than any single member of Congress including Mr. Cummings. If there are problems here, rodents included, they are as much his responsibility as anyone’s, perhaps more because he holds the most powerful office in the land. Finally, while we would not sink to name-calling in the Trumpian manner — or ruefully point out that he failed to spell the congressman’s name correctly (it’s Cummings, not Cumming) — we would tell the most dishonest man to ever occupy the Oval Office, the mocker of war heroes, the gleeful grabber of women’s private parts, the serial bankrupter of businesses, the useful idiot of Vladimir Putin and the guy who insisted there are “good people” among murderous neo-Nazis that he’s still not fooling most Americans into believing he’s even slightly competent in his current post. Or that he possesses a scintilla of integrity. Better to have some vermin living in your neighborhood than to be one. — The Baltimore Sun, July 27
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alaska voices | Rich Moniak
Sharing thoughts on Sen. Murkowski’s budget message M embers of our congressional delegation used to speak with pride about bringing federal pork to Alaska. Not anymore. At least for the time being, it’s about how federal matching funds might save us from our own governor.
That’s how I interpreted remarks Sen. Lisa Murkowski made after a luncheon speech in Anchorage last week. “I think it is fair to say that not all cuts of state dollars are equal,” she said, “because of what they may be able to leverage for other federal resources.” In particular, she mentioned funding for the University of Alaska, Medicaid, transportation and early childhood education. She’s right that this isn’t a good time to try weaning ourselves from Uncle Sam’s largesse. But by taking that position on the state budget battle, she also subtly alluded to the cognitive dissonance in the general Alaskan attitude about the federal government. It may be a debt strapped bureaucracy that spends money foolishly. But needing it to survive economically undercuts our claim to be rugged, independent citizens of the last frontier. Take the Essential Air Service program run by the Federal Aviation Administration. It was created to ensure air service to rural communities wouldn’t end when the airline industry was deregulated in 1978. Except in Alaska, EAS doesn’t really serve that purpose anymore. Which is why during the 2015 debate to reauthorize it, Eli Lehrer, a director for the conservative Heartland Institute, called
it “the single most wasteful program in the government.” At $300 million, it’s a pretty small piece of the federal pie. According to a December 2018 Congressional Research Service report, 63 of the 174 communities the program serves are in Alaska. And the $23 million we get translates to a per capita share that’s 20 times more the average of the rest of the states. So when President Donald Trump proposed to eliminate EAS in his 2017 budget, Murkowski, Sen. Dan Sullivan and Rep. Don Young made sure it didn’t happen. Our delegation fought off its extinction in 2015 and 2006, too. Every time they’ve correctly argued Alaska is different. Unlike locations in the Lower 48, some of which are within a two-hour drive to a larger airport, almost all of the Alaska communities that get the subsidy are off the road system. Lehrer understands that. But he still makes a good case it’s a local program that, if it’s really an essential need, ought to be funded at the state level. And looking at our multibillion-dollar budgets prior to 2015, he was right to say Alaska can afford it. That was then. It’s not that we can’t raise the revenue for a program like that now. But under Dunleavy, just about every state funded rural subsidy has been put on the chopping block. And a coincidentally perfect example is the five EAS communities facing a drastic loss of ferry service this winter. Dunleavy proposed a $98 million cut to the Alaska Marine
Highway budget. The legislature managed to restore more than half, but AMHS is still being forced to dramatically reduce its fall and winter sailing schedule. Starting in mid-January, Angoon, Gustavus, Kake and Tenakee won’t see a ferry in port for six weeks. And Cordova was thrown off the map. It won’t have any ferry service from October through April. Think about the conflicting messages this sends to Congress. Our governor refuses to consider taxing Alaskans to subsidize transportation costs for those who choose to live off the road network. But we expect the feds to continue the EAS program despite the annual trillion-dollar deficit they’re running. Or perhaps Dunleavy thinks he’s setting the example Congress should follow. They’re supposed to balance the federal budget by spending cuts alone. That wouldn’t just end subsidies like the EAS. Federal grants would dry up. Small Alaskan businesses would lose most their $4 billion worth of federal contracts. Military bases in Anchorage and Fairbanks would see drastic personnel and spending reductions. Coast Guard search and rescue missions would be impaired. And layoffs in every other federal agency would put the finishing touches of a fullblown depression. That wasn’t part of Murkowski’s “be careful what you ask for” warning to the Legislature though. All she’s trying to do is minimize the economic fallout from the Dunleavy recession heading our way.
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Republicans face tough vote on budget bill Trump supports By Andrew Taylor Associated Press
WASHINGTON — A hard-won, warts-and-all budget pact between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump is facing a key vote in the GOP-held Senate, with many conservatives torn between supporting the president and risking their political brand with an unpopular vote to add $2 trillion or more to the government’s credit card. The Trump-supported legislation backed by the Democratic speaker would stave off a government shutdown and protect budget gains for the Pentagon and popular domestic programs. It’s attached to a must-do measure to lift the so-called debt limit to permit the government to borrow freely to pay its bills. The vote, expected Thursday, is a politically tough one for many Republicans. The tea party-driven House GOP conference broke against it by a 2-1 ratio, but most pragmatists see the measure as preferable to an alternative fall landscape of high-wire deadlines and potential chaos. The government otherwise would face a potential debt default, an Oct. 1
shutdown deadline, and the return in January of across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is confident it will pass despite the misgivings of many Republicans. But for new arrivals to the Senate, particularly those who ran against a broken Washington culture, the sweeping measure represents a lot of what they ran against: unrestrained borrowing and trillion-dollar deficits, fueled by a bipartisan thirst for new spending. “This budget process, if we can even call it a process, put taxpayers at the mercy of a House Speaker who has no interest in prudent budgeting,” said freshman Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo. “Our system is not supposed to work this way. When the entire federal budget depends on four or five people striking a deal among themselves, something is not right.” Rand Paul, R-Ky., said the deal “marks the death of the Tea Party movement in America.” The budget and debt bill, however, is a top priority for McConnell, who set up the initial talks — taken over by Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin earlier this month — and
pushed to isolate conservative forces in the White House who were disruptive. Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer of New York and House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy of California are also supporting the deal. For House Republicans, as the minority party, it was easy to take a pass on voting for the legislation. Pelosi also made a point of showing she had enough Democratic votes to push it through without their help. But it’s a different dynamic in the Senate, where Republicans hold the majority and are expected to deliver a strong vote for a Trump-backed agreement. The agreement is a victory for pragmatists eager to avert chaos caused by a potential government shutdown, a possible debt crisis, or a freeze to agency budgets — including the massive Pentagon budget — at current levels. That would mean a continuing resolution, or CR, which could interfere with new weapons procurement and foster waste. “The alternative’s worse. It’s either have a CR or another government shutdown and I think you have to believe this is the best you can do in divided government,” said Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio.
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Dems seek ‘strongest possible case’
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Impeachment watch: Nearly half of House Democrats support inquiry of President Donald Trump By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Nearly half the House Democrats now support an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump — a milestone but still probably not enough to push Speaker Nancy Pelosi to launch proceedings. A tally by The Associated Press on Wednesday showed 114 Democrats in the House, and one Republican-turned independent, are now publicly backing an inquiry, a notable spike in the days since special counsel Robert Mueller testified on Capitol Hill. Some two dozen House Democrats, and two top senators, added their names after Mueller’s public appearance last week. The numbers also show the limits. Even with half the Democrats favoring impeachment efforts, it’s not seen by leadership as a working majority for quick action. Pelosi, who needs at least a 218-vote majority to pass most legislation in the House, has been unwilling to move toward impeachment without a groundswell of support — both on and off Capitol Hill. “The dynamics have shifted,” said Kevin Mack, the lead strategist at Need to Impeach, a group funded by Tom Steyer, who’s now a Democratic presidential contender and stepped down from the organization. “It’s time to get it started. It’s not enough to keep kicking the can down the road, running out the clock.” For Democrats who won control of the House, partly on the promise of providing a checks-and-balance on the Trump administration, the weeks ahead will be pivotal as lawmakers hear from voters during the August recess and attention turns toward the 2020 election. Outside groups have struggled to make inroads with the House, despite tens of thousands of phone calls and office visits pushing lawmakers to act more urgently. Steyer’s group and another founded by activist Sean Eldridge have been key advocates for impeachment. But it’s taken longer than expected to reach this benchmark, some say. Their work may become more daunting ahead of the primary elections if Democrats are reluctant to take greater strides toward impeachment. Still, what’s striking about the growing list of House Democrats who support some sort of impeachment inquiry is as much the names as the numbers. This week, Rep. Eliot Engel of New York, the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, became the ninth to call for impeachment inquiry — almost half of the House’s committee chairmen now on record in favor. Engel said the president’s “repeated abuses have brought American democracy to a perilous crossroads.” His committee is among those investigating Trump’s business dealings and ties to Russia — and running into obstruction by the administration that some say are grounds for impeachment. Also joining the list in the immediate aftermath of Mueller’s testimony was a top party leader, Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Mass., the vice chair of the Democratic caucus, who said the House has been met with “unprecedented stonewalling and obstruction” by the Trump administration. “That is why I believe we need to open an impeachment inquiry that will provide us a more formal way to fully uncover the facts,” she said. Two top Democratic senators, Patty Murray
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, of California, and House Democrats arrive for a news conference July 25 on the first 200 days of the 116th Congress at the House East Front steps of the Capitol in Washington.
“If lawmakers in Congress haven’t felt the pressure to start an impeachment inquiry, they haven’t been listening. During the August recess we will ensure that every member of Congress hears from their constituents on why it’s the only path forward.” Sean Eldridge, Stand Up America founder and president
of Washington and Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, the third and fourth-ranking members of leadership, also announced their support for a House impeachment inquiry. Republican-turned independent Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan announced his support for impeachment shortly after he said he read Mueller’s findings about Russian interference in the 2016 election and the Trump administration’s response. Mueller’s testimony was supposed to be a game changer, his appearance months in the making since the April release of his 448-page report. But the 74-year-old Mueller’s halting testimony and one-word answers left a mixed result. Pelosi swiftly assembled lawmakers behind closed doors the evening after Mueller testified. The speaker has held Democrats in line on her strategy, with many deferring to her leadership. Pelosi’s only counsel was that if they needed to speak in favor of impeachment, they should not to turn it into a moral ultimatum. It was a signal that Democrats should not badmouth lawmakers who were still reluctant to call for an inquiry, according a person familiar with the private session and granted anonymity to discuss it. While the speaker called Mueller’s appearance “a crossing of a threshold,” she also quickly pivoted to the House’s legal action against the White House, saying Democrats are building the case that Trump is obstructing their ability to conduct oversight of the executive branch. “We still have some outstanding matters in the courts,” Pelosi said. She reminded that the Watergate case burst open after the House sued for access to audio tapes Richard Nixon made in the White House. “We want to have the strongest possible case to make a decision as to what path we will go down and that is not endless, in terms of time, or endless in terms of the information that we want,” she said.
Yet the House Judiciary Committee has yet to file a lawsuit on one of their next priorities — enforcing a subpoena against Donald McGahn. That filing could come as soon as this week, but the process could take several months, pushing the impeachment timeline closer to the end of the year and the presidential primaries. The former White House counsel is among long list of administration officials who have refused to testify or provide documents to the panel under orders from Trump. The suit would challenge White House claims that such officials have “absolute immunity” from such testimony. In a separate case, the committee is in court trying to obtain secret grand jury information underlying Mueller’s report. In a court filing Wednesday, the committee and the Justice Department agreed to next steps in that matter by the end of September, pushing any resolution until October. Pelosi is of the mindset that impeachment should not be done for political reasons, or not done for political reasons, as she pursues a step-by-step case. In many ways, she is protecting those lawmakers who joined the House from districts Trump creating the House majority, from having to make tough choices on impeachment. But critics say Pelosi is depriving Democrats of a clear vote on impeachment, and they say that decision will leave voters deflated for the 2020 election. The group Stand Up America, which is part of a coalition with MoveOn, Indivisible and other advocates of impeachment, believes the August recess will be a critical moment to convince lawmakers to go on the record. “If lawmakers in Congress haven’t felt the pressure to start an impeachment inquiry, they haven’t been listening,” said Eldridge, the group’s founder and president, in a statement. “During the August recess we will ensure that every member of Congress hears from their constituents on why it’s the only path forward.”
North Korea says it tested new rocket system By Kim Tong-Hyung Associated Press
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Thursday leader Kim Jong Un supervised test firings of a new multiple rocket launcher system he sees as soon serving a “main role” in his military’s land combat operations. The report by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency on Thursday disputed the assessment by South Korea’s military, which had concluded Wednesday’s launches as two short-range ballistic missiles. The launches from the eastern coastal town of Wonsan were North Korea’s second weapons test in less than a week and were seen as a move to keep up pressure on Washington and Seoul amid a stalemate in nuclear negotiations. Pyongyang has also expressed anger over planned U.S.-South Korea military drills. KCNA said Kim expressed satisfaction over the test firings and said the newly developed rocket system would create an “inescapable distress to the forces becoming a fat target of the weapon.” The agency provided no specific descriptions of how the “large-caliber multiple launch guided rocket system” performed during the launches, but said the tests confirmed the system’s technical characteristics and “combat effectiveness.” South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said Wednesday that the weapons it then assessed as missiles flew about 155 miles at an apogee of 19 miles. South Korea’s military had no immediate comment over the North Korean report. U.S. officials have downplayed the threat of the
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launches to the United States and its allies. The U.N. Security Council is expected to discuss the latest launches behind closed doors Thursday at the request of the United Kingdom, France and Germany, council diplomats said. Analysts say North Korea with its consecutive weapons tests is demonstrating its displeasure with the pace of nuclear diplomacy with Washington. The North’s testing activity could intensify if the negotiations do not proceed rapidly over the next few months, said Srinivasan Sitaraman, a North Korea expert at Clark University in Massachusetts. By firing weapons that directly threaten South Korea but not the U.S. mainland or its Pacific territories, North Korea also appears to be testing how far Washington will tolerate its bellicosity without actually causing the nuclear negotiations to collapse, other experts say. Since the collapse of a summit between Kim and Trump in February over disagreements in exchanging sanctions relief and disarmament, the North has significantly slowed diplomatic activity with the South while demanding Seoul to break away from Washington and proceed with joint economic projects that have been held back by U.S.-led sanctions against the North. Last Thursday, North Korea fired two shortrange ballistic missiles that Seoul officials said flew 370 miles and as high as 30 miles before landing in the sea. North Korea’s state media said those tests were supervised by Kim and were designed to deliver a “solemn warning” to South Korea over its purchase of high-tech, U.S.made fighter jets and the planned military drills, which Pyongyang calls an invasion rehearsal. The North also tested short-range missiles on
May 4 and 9. Earlier last week, Kim visited a newly built submarine and expressed his satisfaction with its weapons system. North Korea said its deployment was “near at hand.” In a private briefing to lawmakers Wednesday, South Korean military intelligence officers said they’ve determined that the submarine likely has three launch tubes for missiles, according to Lee Hye-hoon, head of parliament’s intelligence committee. If confirmed, it would be North Korea’s first operational submarine with missile launch tubes, some experts said. North Korea acquiring the ability to launch missiles from submarines would be an alarming development because such missiles are harder to detect in advance. Wednesday’s launches came hours after a senior U.S. official said President Donald Trump sent Kim mementos from his brief visit to an inter-Korean border town late last month. The official said a top staffer from the National Security Council hand-delivered photographs from the leaders’ June meeting at the Korean Demilitarized Zone to a North Korean official last week. The Trump administration official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the official wasn’t authorized to speak publicly. The DMZ meeting was the third summit between Trump and Kim. At their second meeting, in Vietnam in February, Trump rejected Kim’s demand for widespread sanctions relief in return for dismantling the North’s main nuclear complex, a partial disarmament step. During the DMZ meeting, Trump and Kim agreed to resume nuclear diplomacy in coming weeks, but there hasn’t been any known meeting between the countries.
DALLAS — Police body camera video footage shows a man who called 911 to request help crying, pleading then going limp as arresting officers restrain him. Soon after, a paramedic says he’s dead. Dallas police released the footage Tuesday showing the August 2016 death of 32-year-old Tony Timpa. A federal judge ordered the release of the video following requests from The Dallas Morning News and KXAS-TV. The videos show the officers pinning Timpa to the ground and cracking jokes even as the screaming, handcuffed man suddenly becomes still and silent. Shaking his limp body the officers can be heard comparing Timpa to a child who doesn’t want to wake up for the first day of school. Medical examiners later ruled Timpa’s death a homicide and said it was caused by cardiac arrest brought on by cocaine and the stress of physical restraint.
Navy SEAL prosecutors to be stripped of achievement medals WASHINGTON — Navy officials said Wednesday they are pulling achievement medals from prosecutors who argued the case against a decorated Navy SEAL who was acquitted in the death of a wounded Islamic State captive after President Donald Trump intervened. Trump tweeted earlier Wednesday that he had directed the secretary of the Navy and the chief of naval operations to “immediately withdraw and rescind” the Navy Achievement Medal from prosecutors who argued the case against Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, who was acquitted by military jurors earlier this month. “The Prosecutors who lost the case against SEAL Eddie Gallagher (who I released from solitary confinement so he could fight his case properly), were ridiculously given a Navy Achievement Medal,” Trump complained, adding, “I am very happy for Eddie Gallagher and his family!”
Fighter jet crashes in Death Valley, 7 park visitors hurt LOS ANGELES — A U.S. Navy fighter jet crashed Wednesday in Death Valley National Park, injuring seven people who were at a scenic overlook where aviation enthusiasts watch military pilots speeding low through a chasm dubbed Star Wars Canyon, officials said. The crash sent dark smoke billowing in the air, said Aaron Cassell, who was working at his family’s Panamint Springs Resort about 10 miles away and was the first to report the crash to park dispatch. A search was underway for the pilot of the single-seat F/A-18 Super Hornet that was on a routine training mission, said Lt. Cmdr. Lydia Bock, spokeswoman for Naval Air Station Lemoore in California’s Central Valley.
around the world Manhunt for fugitive teenagers scaled down WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Canadian police said Wednesday they are scaling down but not abandoning the hunt in a remote and rugged part of northern Manitoba for two teenagers suspected of killing a college professor, a North Carolina woman and her Australian boyfriend. Over the last nine days, police and others have used helicopters, drones, boats and dogs to search approximately 4,200 square miles (11,000 square kilometers) of tundra, muskeg and dense forests. At one point a military Hercules aircraft was used in the search, which has stretched across three provinces. — Associated Press
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Time to strike is now for playoff-bound Oilers Underdog Oilers to rely on decent pitching to get them through 1st-round ABL series against Bucs By Joey Klecka Peninsula Clarion
Now that the Peninsula Oilers have made it to the big show, it’s time for them to shine. The Oilers slipped into the Alaska Baseball League postseason as the fourth and final team, thanks to a favorable score Tuesday night between the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks and Mat-Su Miners, and will open their playoffs tonight with a Game 1 matchup at 7 p.m. against the top-seeded Anchorage Bucs at Mulcahy Stadium. The winner of the best-of-three semifinal series will advance to the Top of the World Series against the winner of the other semifinal series, either the Miners or the Anchorage Glacier Pilots. Although the Oilers ended their regular season Sunday with a doubleheader split with the Bucs, the team clinched its playoff spot Tuesday night with help from the Chinooks, which had to win their last two regular-season games to
have a shot at making the postseason. The Chinooks fell short Tuesday with a 4-1 loss to the Miners, eliminating them and pushing the Oilers in. The Oilers and Bucs will play the entire playoff series in Anchorage, starting Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. If it goes to Game 3 then the winner-take-all game will be Saturday at 2 p.m. Oilers head coach Kyle Brown said after bringing the squad together for a team meeting, the players are relaxed and ready to shine with everything on the line. “The urgency starts from pitch one,” Brown said. “Personally, we don’t feel (the pressure) of the playoffs.” Brown said the key to surviving and advancing in a short series is staying clean and mistake-free. “Teams that make the least amount of mistakes are the ones that win a ballgame,” he said. “If we can limit mistakes, offensively or defensively, then we have a good chance of winning.” Peninsula Oilers fans display encouragin signs for Oilers' pitcher Bryan Woo, Friday, June 28, 2019, at Coral See oILERS, Page A7 Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Donaldson HR helps Braves win
Arizona Diamondbacks’ Zack Greinke delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees Wednesday in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Greinke to Astros big stunner
Houston ropes in pitcher to pull off biggest deal of MLB trade deadline day By Ben Walker AP Baseball Writer
Out of nowhere, the Houston Astros got a huge head start on October. On a dizzying day that featured two dozen trades, the Astros pulled off the biggest and most startling deal, adding ace Zack Greinke to an imposing rotation already loaded with All-Stars Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole. Plenty of familiar names were on the go Wednesday — Shane Greene and Mark Melancon boosted the Braves’ bullpen, with Scooter Gennett, Jesús Aguilar, Mike Leake and Tanner Roark among those also moving. But it was the Astros’ acquisition of Greinke from Arizona for four minor leaguers that quickly became the talk of baseball. The deal came right before the deadline for swapping players to still have them eligible for the postseason. “We had him high on our list and we didn’t know this was even remotely possible and it really wasn’t until the last 48 hours and really the last 24
hours that we started to get traction on something,” Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow said. The AL West leaders and 2017 World Series champions added two other pitchers, too, getting starter Aaron Sanchez and reliever Joe Biagini from Toronto. “Houston made some big deals. They’re really good. They were good before,” Red Sox President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski said. A lot of contenders were busy. The Chicago Cubs added Detroit’s Nicholas Castellanos to their lineup, the Phillies got outfielder Corey Dickerson from Pittsburgh and the Washington Nationals acquired relievers Daniel Hudson, Roenis Elías and Hunter Strickland. In most cases, major leaguers were swapped for minor leaguers. “When it comes to trades, one thing I’ve learned is, just wait,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. “You’ve got to wait until the very end and it plays itself out. The 11th hour is the most powerful hour there is. To get things done before that, it normally doesn’t work
to get what you want. There’s the 11th hour at work.” Several players whose names swirled in the tradewinds stayed put. Giants ace Madison Bumgarner, Mets starters Noah Syndergaard and Zack Wheeler and Pirates closer Felipe Vázquez remained in place. So did Mets closer Edwin Díaz and Texas starter Mike Minor. “Nothing changed for me. I never expected to be somewhere else until that happened,” Bumgarner said. “I just have a job to do and I’m going to do it. We’re going to miss a few guys we got rid of. That’s going to be tough.” Major League Baseball made July 31 a hard deadline this year for trades. Now, no deals can be made until after the World Series. “This was a unique deadline, it felt,” said Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, whose AL East-leading team didn’t make any significant moves. Pitchers Marcus Stroman, Andrew Cashner, Homer Bailey and Jason Vargas were among the players who were traded in recent weeks.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Josh Donaldson homered against Sean Doolittle in the top of the 10th, and the Atlanta Braves pulled out a 5-4 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday to take two of three in the series and pad their NL East lead to 6 1/2 games. After the Nationals scored twice in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game, Donaldson swatted a fastball from Doolittle over the center-field wall for his 25th homer of the season. Adam Duvall homered for the fourth time in five games. Ronald Acuña Jr., Ozzie Albies and Tyler Flowers also drove in runs for the Braves, who won consecutive series in Washington for the first time since 2013. They also won two of three in late June.
YANKEES 7, DIAMONDBACKS 5 NEW YORK (AP) — Austin Romine hit a go-ahead, tworun homer in the seventh inning and New York beat Arizona while the Diamondbacks completed a deal to send ace Zack Greinke to Houston. The Yankees had been shopping for pitching and may have eyed Greinke ahead of the 4 p.m. trade deadline. The veteran righthander gave them an impressive firsthand look, striking out seven and pitching five innings of two-run ball. He was in line for the win before Romine’s shot off Yoshihisa Hirano (3-5).
INDIANS 10, ASTROS 4 CLEVELAND (AP) — Roberto Pérez homered twice, Carlos Santana and Jason Kipnis each hit a threerun shot and Cleveland capped a power-packed day
with a win over Houston. Perez hit a three-run homer in the second inning off rookie José Urquidy (1-1) and a solo shot in the sixth as the Indians stayed on Minnesota’s heels in the AL Central. Santana connected for his 23rd homer in the fifth and Kipnis hit his ninth in the sixth. Rookie right-hander Zach Plesac (6-3) recovered after a rough start and won his third start in a row.
REDS 4, PIRATES 1 CINCINNATI (AP) — Clint Hurdle and David Bell had little interaction while exchanging lineup cards one day after their teams fought on the field, and the two teams were on good behavior during Cincinnati’s victory over Pittsburgh behind a strong outing from Luis Castillo. Bell and three Reds, including now-traded Yasiel Puig, were ejected for a ninth-inning brawl during the Pirates’ 11-4 win on Tuesday night. Four Pirates also were ejected. Major League Baseball was reviewing video of the fight Wednesday and was expected to hand down suspensions over the second fracas between the NL Central rivals this season. Bell went after Hurdle during the fight and was restrained in a headlock by batting coach Rick Eckstein. Bell repeatedly cursed Hurdle as he left the field. A day later, the two managers didn’t say much while handing lineup cards to the umpires.
CUBS 2, CARDINALS 0 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kyle Hendricks struck out seven in seven innings and Ian Happ hit an RBI single in the sixth See MLB, Page A7
Lochte returns from suspension to post fast 200 IM time at US Championships By Rick Eymer Associated Press
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Olympic champion Ryan Lochte made an emphatic return to competition Wednesday, swimming the fourthfastest time by an American in the 200-meter individual medley during a time trial in the U.S. national championships at Stanford University. “I’m back, woo!” Lochte proclaimed in his opening remarks on the pool deck at Avery Aquatic Center after qualifying for next year’s U.S. Olympic trials with the time of 1 minute, 57.88 seconds. “It’s been a long three years but it’s good to be back, get on those blocks and race again.”
Lochte is entered in the 100 butterfly, 100 and 200 backstroke and 200 and 400 IM this week, though he hasn’t decided which events he will focus on for the Tokyo Olympics “I don’t do that much anymore,” he said. “I’ve been splotchy with my swimming. Family trumps everything. Swimming has been my second priority. Nationals, for me is a stepping stone to see where I’m at in the swimming world. It’s a long journey to next year to see what I can do.” Michael Phelps has told his old rival and teammate that making another Olympics is going to be that much harder. “You’re older. You’re different. Your body changes. Your mentality
is different. You can’t do as much in the pool,” Phelps told The Associated Press recently. “The other things outside the pool take up your time. For him, if he truly wants to come back and be at that level, he does know what it takes to get there. He has to be willing to do the work. If not, it’s not going to be as good as he probably hoped.” Lochte said he’s not the same man he was three years ago, when he partied hard during and following the 2016 Rio Olympics, in which he was involved in a fake police report. Last year, he was given a 14-month suspension for receiving an infusion of vitamin B-12 above the allowed limit. The meet is his first event since
the suspension ended last week. During that time, he checked himself into a rehab center for six weeks for alcohol abuse. “There was a point in my life where I needed to change, so I checked myself in,” he said. “My wife was pregnant and I needed to help her. I did all the classes and got out. Since Caiden and my new daughter Liv, I have a new perspective on life.” He said he has limited himself to a glass of wine to celebrate the birth of his daughter but that’s been the extent of his alcohol intake since going to rehab. “There are bigger and better things in my life,” he said. “I’m glad I went to rehab. I needed help and I
came out a better man.” A chance to compete in his fifth Olympics motivates him in the pool. His family drives him to succeed. “I’m not trying to prove anything to anyone,” Lochte said. “My big goal is 2020 and to reach the podium. I do it for me and my family. I’m having fun again. I haven’t had fun since the 2012 Olympics. My wife and kids have been my backbone. It’s awesome.” Phelps said Lochte’s best chance to make another Olympics may be in the relays, particularly the 800 freestyle. “It has to be in your heart. That’s the biggest thing to know,” Phelps said. “At this age, if deep down you don’t want to do it, it’s going to be that much harder.”
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The Oilers went 3-8 against the Bucs this year with a combined score of 71-53, but Brown sees the deeper issues that plagued the clubhouse through the month of July, especially a span of 10 days that saw eight Oilers players miss time with injuries. With a full roster which Brown said is packed with more pitching arms than the Bucs, the Oilers may stack up more evenly than the stats appear to show. “In the playoffs, you’re 0-0 and it’s a fresh start,” Brown said. “We don’t care about the past, whether it’s good, bad or indifferent. It starts again tomorrow at 7. “I still think we’re a very good team and our record isn’t reflective of that.” The Bucs are likely to give Peninsula a tough test at the plate. The Bucs lead the league in hitting with a team average .257, while the Oilers rank third at .242. Anchorage features three guys in the top six in hitting with Chad Castillo, Cole Tate and Kaden Hopson. Castillo leads that group at .335 Then there’s Blake Paugh, the league home run leader with eight this year. Anchorage’s second-best slugger Ryan Sullivan has six, and is also tied for the league lead in RBIs with 31. However, the Oilers have a penchant for getting on base as well, with three hitters ranked in the top seven in Bobby Goodloe, Travis Bohall and Camden Vasquez. Goodloe has hit .339, second in the league. While the offense can move, the occasional issue for the Oilers in several games this summer has been bringing in runs in scoring position, but Brown is not about to be fooled by nitpicking analytics. “For me, clutch is not a real stat,” he said. “You either hit or you don’t. Two-out singles don’t do me any good.” The clear advantage the Oilers hold over the Bucs is pitching. The Oilers rank third in the league with a team ERA of 4.30, while the Bucs rank fourth with a 4.40 team ERA. Connor McCord leads the team with a 2.54 ERA,
fifth-best in the ABL, and has struck out 45 this year, thirdbest in the league. However, Brown tabbed Jake Adams as the Game 1 starter, opting to withhold McCord for a possible Game 2 or 3 start. Adams, a Kansas University freshman righthander, owns a 5.06 ERA this summer but has been better at Mulcahy against the Bucs. Adams tossed 2 2-3 scoreless innings against the Bucs on June 7, then gave up two runs in six innings on July 15, allowing three hits and whiffing five on that day. “In any close series, good pitching beats good hitting,” Brown stressed. “We’ve got to be making sure our pitchers energy is there, the effectiveness of pitches are still there and the game play is there. “If you look at what the Bucs do, they hit for power. They get extra-base hits, their slugging is high, so we’ve got to force them to weaker contact.” Brown said that’s where a pitcher like Adams comes in handy. Brown said Adams looked crisp in a bullpen session Tuesday, and if Adams can walk off the mound with a lead, that will be huge, particularly with Anchorage’s big closer potentially looming in their bullpen. Colton Rendon, a Winthrop University righthander, has spun a sparkling 0.76 ERA this year in 23 2-3 innings of relief, giving up just two runs and earning a league-high nine saves on a 24-4 strikeout to walk ratio. Brown said it is crucial to grab the lead before the Bucs decide to give Rendon the ball. “If we’re up one run, we anticipate them bringing in Rendon to give their offense a chance,” he said. The Oilers were swept in two games by the Bucs in last year’s Top of the World Series semifinals, and the last playoff game the Oilers won was the 2016 semifinals, where the team took a one-game weather-affected series over the Pilots. Brown said this week provides a perfect opportunity to snap that three-year drought. “I hope they apply everything they’ve learned this summer with their mechanics and approach,” he said. “It’s time to shine.”
the inning put the Rangers in front before they went to the bullpen.
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inning to break a scoreless tie as Chicago beat St. Louis and moved into a tie with the Cardinals atop the NL Central. The teams have identical 57-50 records. The Cardinal have lost three of their last four.
RANGERS 9, MARINERS 7 ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — All-Star lefty Mike Minor won for the first time in more than a month, ShinSoo Choo hit a solo homer and Texas beat Seattle. Minor trailed 5-3 when he left after the top of the fifth, but Willie Calhoun’s threerun homer in the bottom of
DODGERS 5, ROCKIES 1 DENVER (AP) — Will Smith hit a three-run home run in the ninth inning to break open a scoreless game and lead Los Angeles over Colorado. Kristopher Negrón also went deep during the rally and Alex Verdugo had four hits. Joe Kelly (5-3) pitched the eighth inning to earn the win.
BLUE JAYS 4, ROYALS 1 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Freddy Galvis and rookie Bo Bichette hit solo home runs as Toronto completed a three-game sweep over
National League East Division W L Atlanta 64 45 Washington 57 51 Philadelphia 56 51 New York 52 55 Miami 41 65 Central Division Chicago 57 50 St. Louis 57 50 Milwaukee 57 52 Cincinnati 50 56 Pittsburgh 47 61 West Division Los Angeles 71 39 San Francisco 55 53 Arizona 54 55 San Diego 50 57 Colorado 50 59
6-3. L_Urquidy 1-1. HRs_Houston, Correa (13). Cleveland, Kipnis (9), Santana (23), Perez 2 (18). Pct GB .587 — .528 6½ .523 7 .486 11 .387 21½ .533 — .533 — .523 1 .472 6½ .435 10½ .645 — .509 15 .495 16½ .467 19½ .459 20½
Wednesday’s Games Atlanta 5, Washington 4, 10 innings Cincinnati 4, Pittsburgh 1 N.Y. Yankees 7, Arizona 5 L.A. Dodgers 5, Colorado 1 San Francisco 5, Philadelphia 1 Minnesota 7, Miami 4 N.Y. Mets 4, Chicago White Sox 2 Chicago Cubs 2, St. Louis 0 Milwaukee 4, Oakland 2 Thursday’s Games Minnesota (Pineda 7-5) at Miami (Yamamoto 4-2), 8:10 a.m. San Francisco (Rodriguez 4-5) at Philadelphia (Arrieta 8-8), 9:05 a.m. N.Y. Mets (Wheeler 7-6) at Chicago White Sox (Cease 1-3), 10:10 a.m. Milwaukee (Anderson 5-2) at Oakland (Mengden 5-2), 11:37 a.m. Chicago Cubs (Lester 9-6) at St. Louis (Flaherty 4-6), 3:15 p.m. Cincinnati (DeSclafani 6-5) at Atlanta (Fried 11-4), 3:20 p.m. San Diego (Lucchesi 7-5) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 9-2), 6:10 p.m.
New York Tampa Bay Boston Toronto Baltimore Minnesota Cleveland Chicago Kansas City Detroit Houston Oakland Los Angeles Texas Seattle
American League East Division W L 68 39 62 48 59 50 43 67 36 71 Central Division 66 41 63 44 46 59 40 70 32 72 West Division 69 40 61 48 56 54 54 54 47 64
Pct GB .636 — .564 7½ .541 10 .391 26½ .336 32 .617 — .589 3 .438 19 .364 27½ .308 32½ .633 — .560 8 .509 13½ .500 14½ .423 23
Wednesday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 7, Arizona 5 Toronto 4, Kansas City 1 Detroit 9, L.A. Angels 1 Cleveland 10, Houston 4 Minnesota 7, Miami 4 Tampa Bay 8, Boston 5 Texas 9, Seattle 7 N.Y. Mets 4, Chicago White Sox 2 Milwaukee 4, Oakland 2 Thursday’s Games Minnesota (Pineda 7-5) at Miami (Yamamoto 4-2), 8:10 a.m. N.Y. Mets (Wheeler 7-6) at Chicago White Sox (Cease 1-3), 10:10 a.m. Milwaukee (Anderson 5-2) at Oakland (Mengden 5-2), 11:37 a.m. Toronto (Thornton 3-7) at Baltimore (Wojciechowski 2-3), 3:05 p.m. Houston (Cole 12-5) at Cleveland (Salazar 0-0), 3:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (McKay 1-1) at Boston (Cashner 10-5), 3:10 p.m. All Times ADT Blue Jays 4, Royals 1 Toronto Kansas City
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Waguespack, Mayza (7), Biagini (8), Shafer (9) and McGuire; Junis, McCarthy (8), Kennedy (9) and Gallagher. W_Waguespack 2-1. L_Junis 6-10. Sv_ Shafer (1). HRs_Toronto, Galvis (16), Bichette (1). Kansas City, Gallagher (2). Tigers 9, Angels 1 Detroit Los Angeles
002 020 050—9 9 0 000 001 000—1 5 0
Norris, N.Ramirez (6), Rosenthal (7), Farmer (8), J.Jimenez (9) and J.Rogers; Suarez, Cahill (5), Garcia (8), JC Ramirez (9) and Lucroy. W_Norris 3-8. L_Suarez 2-2. HRs_Detroit, Dixon (14), Beckham (5), Rogers (1). Los Angeles, Trout (35). Indians 10, Astros 4 Houston Cleveland
013000 000 —4 6 0 030034 00x—10 11 1
Urquidy, Devenski (5), McHugh (6), Sneed (7), B.Abreu (8) and Chirinos; Plesac, Goody (6), O.Perez (7), Cimber (8), Hand (9) and R.Perez. W_Plesac
Kansas City. Bichette hit his first career homer to open the eighth against Royals starter Jakob Junis. Galvis cleared the center field wall with his 16th to open the seventh.
RAYS 8, RED SOX 5 BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier homered on the first pitch he saw after coming off the injured list, and Austin Meadows hit a three-run shot to lead Tampa Bay over Boston. The Rays jumped to a 5-0 lead against Boston starter Rick Porcello (9-8). He allowed six runs on nine hits and one walk, striking out seven in 5 2/3 innings.
TIGERS 9, ANGELS 1 ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jake Rogers, Brandon Dixon and Gordon Beckham went deep, Daniel Norris picked
Rays 8, Red Sox 5 Tampa Bay Boston
140 001 200—8 12 1 001 100 300—5 12 0
Kittredge, Yarbrough (3), D.Castillo (7), Poche (7), Roe (9) and d’Arnaud, Zunino; Porcello, Hernandez (6), Hembree (7), Taylor (8), Walden (9) and Vazquez. W_Yarbrough 10-3. L_Porcello 9-8. Sv_ Roe (1). HRs_Tampa Bay, Adames (13), Kiermaier (11), Meadows (16). Boston, Chavis (17), Martinez (23). Rangers 9, Mariners 7 Seattle Texas
110 300 020—7 11 1 210 030 30x—9 16 2
LeBlanc, Gearrin (5), Magill (6), Swanson (7) and Narvaez; Minor, Guerrieri (6), St. John (6), Montero (7), Chavez (9) and Mathis. W_Minor 9-6. L_LeBlanc 6-4. Sv_Chavez (1). HRs_Seattle, Nola (4), Broxton (1). Texas, Choo (18), Calhoun (7). Yankees 7, D-Backs 5 Arizona New York
000 030 002—5 9 0 020 000 23x—7 8 1
Greinke, Lopez (6), Chafin (7), Hirano (7), McFarland (8) and Avila, C.Kelly; Tanaka, Green (5), Kahnle (6), Ottavino (7), Britton (8), Cortes Jr. (9), A.Chapman (9) and Romine. W_Ottavino 4-3. L_Hirano 3-5. Sv_A.Chapman (27). HRs_Arizona, Locastro (1). New York, Tauchman (7), Romine (4). Twins 7, Marlins 4 Minnesota Miami
003 040 000—7 8 0 000 000 004—4 6 0
Berrios, Poppen (8), T.Rogers (9) and Garver; Alcantara, Chen (5), Guerrero (8), Brigham (9) and Alfaro. W_Berrios 10-5. L_Alcantara 4-10. HRs_Minnesota, Rosario (23), Kepler (29), Garver (20). Miami, Anderson (16). Mets 4, White Sox 2 New York Chicago
000 001 003—4 6 0 001 000 001—2 8 1
deGrom, Wilson (8), Ed.Diaz (9) and Ramos, Nido; Giolito, Bummer (8), Colome (9), Cordero (9) and McCann. W_Wilson 2-1. L_Colome 3-2. Sv_Ed.Diaz (24). HRs_Chicago, Garcia (6). Brewers 4, Athletics 2 Milwaukee Oakland
101 100 010—4 9 1 001 000 100—2 7 0
Lyles, Albers (6), Jeffress (7), Guerra (8), Hader (9) and Pina; B.Anderson, Trivino (8), Wang (8), Soria (9) and Herrmann. W_Lyles 6-7. L_B.Anderson 9-7. Sv_Hader (24). HRs_Milwaukee, Cain (8). Braves 5, Nationals 4 Atlanta Washington
011 101000 1—5 12 0 010 000012 0—4 8 0
(10 innings) Soroka, Swarzak (8), Jackson (9), Newcomb (9), Tomlin (10) and Flowers; A.Sanchez, Rainey (6), Suero (7), Rodney (9), Doolittle (10) and Suzuki. W_Newcomb 5-1. L_Doolittle 6-3. Sv_Tomlin (2). HRs_Atlanta, Donaldson (25), Duvall (4). Washington, Adams (17), Soto (20). Reds 4, Pirates 1 Pittsburgh Cincinnati
000 000 010—1 6 0 102 000 10x—4 10 0
Agrazal, Feliz (4), Stratton (5), Liriano (7), Rodriguez (8) and El.Diaz; L.Castillo, Lorenzen (8), R.Iglesias (9) and Barnhart. W_L.Castillo 10-4. L_Agrazal 2-2. Sv_R.Iglesias (20). HRs_Cincinnati, Suarez (29), Winker (15). Dodgers 5, Rockies 1 Los Angeles Colorado
000 000 005—5 8 0 000 000 001—1 6 1
Ryu, P.Baez (7), J.Kelly (8), Chargois (9), Jansen (9) and Will Smith; Marquez, McGee (7), Oberg (8), W.Davis (9), Estevez (9) and Wolters. W_J.Kelly 5-3. L_W.Davis 1-5. HRs_Los Angeles, Smith (5), Negron (2). Giants 5, Phillies 1 San Francisco Philadelphia
000 005 000—5 8 0 000 000 100—1 5 0
Samardzija, Watson (7), Moronta (8), Will Smith (9) and Posey; Velasquez, Morgan (6), Morin (6), Neris (8), Eflin (9) and Realmuto. W_Samardzija 8-8. L_ Velasquez 3-6. HRs_San Francisco, Pillar (13), Posey (6), Sandoval (14). Cubs 2, Cardinals 0 Chicago St. Louis
000 001 010—2 8 1 000 000 000—0 9 2
Hendricks, Ryan (8), Kintzler (8), Kimbrel (9) and Contreras; Mikolas, Gallegos (6), Gant (7), Webb (8), Brebbia (9) and Wieters. W_Hendricks 8-8. L_ Mikolas 7-11. Sv_Kimbrel (8).
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up his first win since May 12 and Detroit swept the threegame series. Rogers opened the scoring in the third with his first big league homer.
Connecticut 14 6 .700 — Washington 13 6 .684 ½ Chicago 11 9 .550 3 New York 8 11 .421 5½ Indiana 7 15 .318 8 Atlanta 5 16 .238 9½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Las Vegas 14 6 .700 — Los Angeles 11 8 .579 2½ Seattle 12 9 .571 2½ Phoenix 10 9 .526 3½ Minnesota 10 10 .500 4 Dallas 5 15 .250 9 Wednesday’s Games Indiana 61, Atlanta 59 Thursday’s Games Phoenix at Connecticut, 3 p.m. New York at Dallas, 4 p.m. Las Vegas at Los Angeles, 6 p.m. Friday’s Games Washington at Seattle, 6 p.m.
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BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Optioned RHP Chandler Shepherd to Norfolk (IL). CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Assigned RHP Joe Jarneski to the AZL White Sox and RHP Ray Castro to the DSL Sox. CLEVELAND INDIANS — Optioned LHP Logan Allen to Columbus (IL). Transferred RHPs Carlos Carrasco and Dan Otero to the 60-day IL. DETROIT TIGERS — Traded RHP Shane Greene to Atlanta for LHP Joey Wentz and OF Travis Demeritte. Traded OF Nick Castellanos and cash to the Chicago Cubs for RHPs Paul Richan and Alex Lange. Sent RHP Spencer Turnbull to Toledo (IL) for a rehab assignment. HOUSTON ASTROS — Placed RHP Ryan Pressly on the 10-day IL, retroactive to Saturday. Recalled RHP Bryan Abreu from Corpus Christi (TL). KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Signed 1B Erich Weiss to a minor league contract. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Designated C Dustin Garneau for assignment. Reinstated C Jonathan Lucroy from the 10-day IL. MINNESOTA TWINS — Released RHP Carlos Torres. Traded OF Jaylin Davis and RHPs Prelander Berroa and Kai-Wei Teng to San Francisco for RHP Sam Dyson. Sent 1B C.J. Cron to Fort Myers (FSL) for a rehab assignment. NEW YORK YANKEES — Placed 1B Luke Voit and RHP David Hale on the 10-day IL; Hale retroactive to Sunday. Recalled RHP Jonathan Holder and INF Breyvic Valera from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Traded RHP Joseph Harvey to Colorado for LHP Alfredo Garcia. Sent RHP Jonathan Loaisiga to Trenton (EL) for a rehab assignment. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Placed C Josh Phegley and OF Ramón Laureano on the 10-day IL, retroactive to Monday. Designated RHP Andrew Triggs for assignment. Assigned RHP Brian Schlitter outright to Las Vegas (PCL). Recalled C Beau Taylor and OF Nick Martini from Las Vegas. Sent RHP Marco Estrada to Stockton (Cal) for a rehab assignment. SEATTLE MARINERS — Traded LHP Roenis Elias and RHP Hunter Strickland to Washington for LHPs Aaron Fletcher and Taylor Guilbeau and RHP Elvis Alvarado. Traded RHP Mike Leake and cash to Arizona for INF Jose Caballero. Selected the contract of RHP Zac Grotz from Arkansas (TL) and RHP Gerson Bautista from Tacoma (PCL). TAMPA BAY RAYS — Optioned 3B Daniel Robertson to Durham (IL). Traded RHP Jake Faria to Milwaukee for 1B Jesus Aguilar. Traded LHP Adam Kolarek to the L.A. Dodgers for OF Niko Hulsizer. TEXAS RANGERS — Optioned LHP Kolby Allard to Nashville (PCL). Traded RHPs Joe Jarneski and Ray Castro to the Chicago White Sox for RHP Nate Jones, international slot compensations and cash. Placed Jones on the 60-day IL. Recalled LHP Locke St. John from Nashville. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Placed LHP Ryan Borucki on the 10-day IL, retroactive to Sunday. Selected the contract of LHP Buddy Boshers from Buffalo. Claimed RHP Brock Stewart off waivers from the L.A. Dodgers and optioned him to Buffalo. Traded RHPs Aaron Sanchez and Joe Biagini and OF Cal Stevenson to Houston for OF Derek Fisher. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Traded SS Jazz Chisholm to Miami for RHP Zac Gallen. Traded C John Ryan Murphy to Atlanta for cash. Traded RHP Zack Greinke to Houston for RHPs J.B. Bukauskas and Corbin Martin, OF Seth Beer and IF Joshua Rojas. Traded C Max Stassi to the L.A. Angels for OFs Rainier Rivas and Raider Uceta. Designated RHP Joey Krehbiel for assignment. Sent 1B Kevin Cron and RHP Matt Andriese to the AZL Diamondbacks for rehab assignments. Transferred OF Blake Swihart to the 60-day IL. CHICAGO CUBS — Traded C Martín Maldonado to Houston for INF/OF Tony Kemp. Added RHP David Phelps to the 25-man roster. Optioned RHP Duane Underwood Jr. to Iowa (PCL). Designated RHP Oscar De La Cruz for assignment. CINCINNATI REDS — Traded OF Taylor Trammell to San Diego, which sent OF Franmil Reyes, LHP Logan Allen and 3B Victor Nova to Cleveland. Traded LHP Scott Moss and OF Yasiel Puig to Cleveland, which sent RHP Trevor Bauer to Cincinnati. Traded RHP Tanner Roark and cash to Oakland for OF Jameson Hannah. Traded 2B Scooter Gennett and cash to San Francisco for a player to be named. Assigned C Ryan Lavarnway outright to Louisville (IL). Reinstated RHP David Hernandez from the 10-day IL. COLORADO ROCKIES — Designated LHP Harrison Musgrave for assignment. LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Optioned RHP Tony
MIAMI (AP) — Jose Berrios struck out a season-high 11 in seven innings and Minnesota hit three homers in a win over Miami.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jeff Samardzija tossed threehit ball over six scoreless innings, Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval and Kevin Pillar homered in a five-run fifth and short-handed San Francisco beat Philadelphia. The Giants were down three relievers after a flurry of moves before the trade deadline, but Samardzija (8-8) handcuffed Philadelphia for his fifth straight road win.
GIANTS 5, PHILLIES 1
METS 4, WHITE SOX 2
TWINS 7, MARLINS 4
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Gonsolin to Oklahoma City (PCL). Reinstated RHP Dylan Floro from the 10-day IL. Signed RHP Tyler Thornburg to a minor league contract. MIAMI MARLINS — Acquired OF Jesus Sanchez and RHP Ryne Stanek from the Tampa Bay Rays for RHP Nick Anderson and RHP Trevor Richards. MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Traded RHP Marcos Diplan to Minnesota for cash. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Optioned RHP Edgar Garcia to Lehigh Valley (IL). Designated 3B Mitch Walding and OF Dylan Cozens for assignment. Sent RHP Jerad Eickhoff to Clearwater (FSL) for a rehab assignment. Signed RHP Blake Parker to a minor league contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Traded OF Corey Dickerson to Philadelphia for international signing bonus money and a player to be named. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Traded INF Jedd Gyorko, international cap space and cash to the L.A. Dodgers for LHP Tony Cingrani and RHP Jeffry Abreu. SAN DIEGO PADRES — Traded LHP Brad Wieck to the Chicago Cubs for RHP Carl Edwards Jr. Sent RHP Garrett Richards to Lake Elsinore (Cal) for a rehab assignment. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Traded LHP Drew Pomeranz and RHP Ray Black to Milwaukee for INF Mauricio Dubon. Traded RHP Mark Melancon to Atlanta for RHPs Dan Winkler and Tristan Beck. Recalled RHP Jandel Gustave, RHP Dereck Rodríguez and LHP Andrew Suarez from Sacramento (PCL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Traded RHP Kyle Johnston to Toronto for RHP Daniel Hudson. Reinstated RHP Justin Miller from the 60-day IL and designated him for assignment. Designated RHPs Michael Blazek and Javy Guerra for assignment. Transferred LHP Jonny Venters to the 60-day IL. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association ATLANTA HAWKS — Signed F Ray Spalding. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS — Signed Gs Damion Lee and Ky Bowman to two-way contracts. LOS ANGELES LAKERS — Named Jason Kidd, Lionel Hollins, Phil Handy, Miles Simon, Mike Penberthy and Quinton Crawford assistant coaches and Greg St. Jean, Dru Anthrop and Jon Pastorek player development coaches. MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES — Signed G Marko Guduric to a multi-year contract. FOOTBALL National Football League BUFFALO BILLS — Waived/injured OL Jeremiah Sirles. DALLAS COWBOYS — Released OL Larry Allen Jr. Signed LB Justin Phillips. GREEN BAY PACKERS — Waived/injured CB Javien Hamilton. Claimed LB Markus Jones off waivers from Baltimore. HOUSTON TEXANS — Activated NT Walter Palmore and TE Kahale Warring from the NFI list. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Waived RB Taj McGowan. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS — Named Liliana Perez cultural affairs director. MIAMI DOLPHINS — Waived P Stone Wilson. Activated TE Dwayne Allen from the PUP list. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Waived TE Donnie Ernsberger and OT Riley Mayfield. Waived/injured S Orion Stewart. Signed WR Matthew Eaton and GTE Scott Orndoff. Claimed OT William Poehls off waivers from Indianapolis. TENNESSEE TITANS — Placed WR Cam Batson on IR. Waived WR Joe Parker. Agreed to terms with WRs Tanner McEvoy and Papi White. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Waived/injured C Casey Dunn. Waived G Tyler Catalina. Signed OT Donald Penn and G Hugh Thornton. HOCKEY National Hockey League COLORADO AVALANCHE — Signed D Samuel Girard to a seven-year contract extension. NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Re-signed D Will Butcher to a three-year contract. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Re-signed G Andrei Vasilevskiy to an eight-year contract. Traded F Ryan Callahan and a 2020 fifth-round draft pick to Ottawa for G Mike Condon and a 2020 sixth-round draft pick. SOCCER Major League Soccer D.C. UNITED — Mutually parted ways with M Chris McCann. USL Championship USL — Suspended Colorado Springs M Rony Agueta three games, Las Vegas F Sammy Ochoa and Real Monarchs F Lionel Etoundi two games and Atlanta D Jack Metcalf and Laurence Wyke, Atlanta F Jackson Conway, Atlanta M Jose Hernandez, Indy manager Martin Rennie, Las Vegas M Jesus Gonzalez, Las Vegas D Javan Torre, Louisville City D Alexis Souahy, N.Y. Red Bulls II D Kyle Duncan, Ottawa M Wal Fall, Real Monarchs M Jack Blake, Tampa Bay D Papé Diakité, Tulsa D Fredlin Mompremier and Matt Rogers, Tulsa manager Michael Nsien and Tulsa M Mallan Roberts one game. COLLEGE CONFERENCE CAROLINAS — Named Brian Hand assistant commissioner for external relations. CHOWAN — Named Hayley Nejman acrobatics and tumbling coach. COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON — Named Yousef Hattar athletics communications assistant. LANDER — Named Jordan Jacobs strength and conditioning coach. MUHLENBERG — Named Sarah Leavenworth softball coach. PRESBYTERIAN — Named Robert Acunto athletic director and Will Whiddon men’s soccer goalkeeper coach. RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE — Named Sarah Middleton assistant women’s basketball coach. SOUTH CAROLINA — Named Jennifer McGrath assistant equestrian coach.
CHICAGO (AP) — Todd Frazier hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning, Michael Conforto added a two-run single and New York beat Chicago for its seasonbest sixth straight victory.
BREWERS 4, A’s 2 OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Lorenzo Cain hit a leadoff homer and Jordan Lyles pitched well in his return to the Milwaukee Brewers, earning a win over Oakland.
Today is Thursday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2019. There are 152 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 1, 1944, an uprising broke out in Warsaw, Poland, against Nazi occupation; the revolt lasted two months before collapsing. On this date: In 1714, Britain’s Queen Anne died at age 49; she was succeeded by George I. In 1876, Colorado was admitted as the 38th state. In 1907, the U.S. Army Signal Corps established an aeronautical division, the forerunner of the U.S. Air Force. In 1914, Germany declared war on Russia at the onset of World War I. In 1936, the Olympics opened in Berlin with a ceremony presided over by Adolf Hitler. In 1957, the United States and Canada announced they had agreed to create the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD). In 1966, Charles Joseph Whitman, 25, went on an armed rampage at the University of Texas in Austin that killed 14 people, most of whom were shot by Whitman while he was perched in the clock tower of the main campus building. (Whitman, who had also slain his wife and mother hours earlier, was finally gunned down by police.) In 1973, the movie “American Graffiti,” directed by George Lucas, first opened. In 1981, the rock music video channel MTV made its debut. In 1994, Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley confirmed they’d been secretly married 11 weeks earlier. (Presley filed for divorce from Jackson in Jan. 1996, citing irreconcilable differences.) In 2007, the eight-lane Interstate 35W bridge, a major Minneapolis artery, collapsed into the Mississippi River during evening rush hour, killing 13 people. In 2013, defying the United States, Russia granted Edward Snowden temporary asylum, allowing the National Security Agency leaker to slip out of the Moscow airport where he had been holed up for weeks. Ten years ago: A fierce storm caused an outdoor stage at the Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, Alberta, Canada, to collapse, killing one person and injuring dozens of others. A gunman opened fired at a gay youth center in Tel Aviv, Israel, killing two people. Former Philippine President Corazon Aquino, 76, died in Manila. Five years ago: President Barack Obama, in a televised news conference, said that the United States had “tortured” al-Qaida detainees captured after 9/11, adding, “We did some things that were contrary to our values.” Congress approved a $225 million package to replenish Israel’s missile defense system known as Iron Dome. A medical examiner ruled that a New York City police officer’s chokehold caused the death of Eric Garner, whose
Veterans Tele-Town Hall with Alaska VA Healthcare System Director Dr. Timothy D. Ballard, MD August 8, 2019 from 6 – 7 p.m. To Participate Dial
videotaped arrest and final pleas of “I can’t breathe!” had sparked outrage. One year ago: The remains of dozens of presumed casualties of the Korean War were returned to U.S. soil; in an emotional ceremony in Hawaii, military members carried 55 boxes draped with American flags off two military transport planes. Ohio State University put football coach Urban Meyer on paid leave amid claims that his wife knew about allegations of domestic violence against an assistant coach years before the staff member was fired. Today’s Birthdays: Singer Ramblin’ Jack Elliott is 88. Former Sen. Alfonse D’Amato, R-N.Y., is 82. Actor Giancarlo Giannini is 77. Basketball Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams is 69. Blues singer-musician Robert Cray is 66. Singer Michael Penn is 61. Rock singer Joe Elliott (Def Leppard) is 60. Rock singer-musician Suzi Gardner (L7) is 59. Rapper Chuck D (Public Enemy) is 59. Actor Jesse Borrego is 57. Actor Demian Bichir is 56. Rapper Coolio is 56. Actor John Carroll Lynch is 56. Rock singer Adam Duritz (Counting Crows) is 55. Movie director Sam Mendes is 54. Country singer George Ducas is 53. Country musician Charlie Kelley is 51. Actress Jennifer Gareis is 49. Ac-
tor Charles Malik Whitfield is 47. Actress Tempestt Bledsoe is 46. Actor Jason Momoa is 40. Actress Honeysuckle Weeks is 40. Singer Ashley Parker Angel is 38. Actress Taylor Fry is 38. Actor Elijah Kelley is 33. Actor James Francis Kelly is 30. Actress Ella Wahlestedt is 21.
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Thought for Today: “As scarce as truth is, the supply is always greater than the demand.” -- “Josh Billings” (Henry Wheeler Shaw), American author (1818-1885).
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‘Unforgotten’ By Brian Mazurek Peninsula Clarion
his month’s installation at the Kenai Fine Art Center will attempt to evoke the history and legacy of Alaska’s education system on its Native cultures. Joel Isaak, a local artist and a member of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, has created a piece entitled “Unforgotten” that will be on display for the month of August. Tonight there will be an opening reception for Isaak’s installation featuring a traditional potlatch ceremony and a performance from local musician George Holly. For this installation, Isaak took a break from his usual medium of bronze statuary casting. “Unforgotten” is a series of 134 watercolor paintings dipped in wax and colored with light blue hues that have a translucent, marble texture. Each piece features two years written in ink and separated by porcupine quills and glass beads, and the dates run from 1885 to 2019. 1885 is the year that Presbyterian minister Sheldon Jackson was appointed as General Agent of Education in Alaska, and Isaak said that this was when the history of Alaska’s Native education practices began. In a report to Congress in 1886, Jackson said of Alaska’s indigenous population: “The children grow up amid filth and uncleanliness, accustomed to impure sights and conversation, and systematically taught to lie and steal,” and that teachers “must try to educate them out of
and away from the training of their home life.” Isaak said that Jackson set up the era where boarding schools in the state began a forced assimilation of Alaska Native children that attempted to replace the culture of their family with an American one. Isaak said that this assimilation often included abusive practices and required a complete separation from the children and their Native culture. “You were beaten for speaking your language, girls were forced to wear skirts and kneel on rock salt … There are elders in this area who went to school around here and were beaten so badly that they couldn’t walk for three days,” Isaak said. These practices continued well into the 20th century, and the last boarding schools were in operation in Alaska up until the mid 1970s. Isaak’s goal in creating this installation was to memorialize all the loss that has occurred as a result of these practices — whether it’s a loss of language, culture or life. But rather than just dwelling on the darkness of the past, Isaak hopes to bring a healing element to the conversation as well. Isaak said he used light colors on pieces of paper rather than slabs of granite or marble to symbolize the ephemeral nature of the situation: nothing is meant to last forever, and much improvement has been made since the boarding school days. “Rather than a literal representation where I say ‘here are a bunch of gravestones’ I wanted
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Installation explores history of Native education in Alaska
Brian Mazurek / Peninsula Clarion
Joel Isaak’s installation, “Unforgotten,” is photographed at the Kenai Fine Art Center on Wednesday in Kenai. The exhibit will be on display for the month of August.
to interpret the experience to create a space that gets people to ask questions and start conversations,” Isaak said. Although the boarding school assimilation practices are no longer in effect, the dates on the paintings go all the way to the current year. Isaak said that even today, what little is taught about Sheldon Jackson in schools paints a whitewashed image of his legacy.
“The Native people have a little bit of a different story to tell than the history books,” Isaak said. These days, there are attempts to bring back the Native cultures that were actively suppressed for decades. Kids are no longer beaten in school for speaking Dena’ina or Yupik, and Isaak and others now offer classes in Native languages at Kenai Peninsula College and other college campuses across the state. With all
that in mind, one of the questions that Isaak hopes the installation will prompt from people is “When is the work ever really done?” The Kenai Fine Art Center will hold an opening reception for Isaak’s “Unforgotten” installation tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public, and the Fine Art Center is located across from the Oiler’s Bingo Hall in Old Town Kenai. Call 907-2837040 for more information.
Arts briefly KPO holds summer concerts this weekend For its annual summer concert series, the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra holds concerts in Homer, Kenai and Soldotna this weekend and next week. At 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, and Monday, Aug. 5 at Faith Lutheran Church in Homer,
the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra presents chamber music concerts featuring the AKamerata Quartet, under the direction of Dr. Oleg Proskurnya from Anchorage. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 Crescendo Club members, and youth 18 and under are free. Tickets are available at The Homer Bookstore, River City Books in Soldotna, and Already.read Books in Kenai. At 2 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Kenai Senior Center,
KPO presents the Anchorage Bowl Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Kyle Lindsey. This concert is free and open to the public. At 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Mariner Theatre in Homer, and Aug. 10 at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium in Kenai, KPO presents its annual Gala Concerts. This summer, KPO performs music by British composers: “Overture to The Wasps,” by Ralph Vaughan
Williams; movements from “The Enigma Variations,” by Edward Elgar; and “The Planets”, by Gustav Holst, in its entirety, featuring an extended orchestra and an offstage treble choir. A preconcert conversation is at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 Crescendo Club members, and youth 18 and under are free. Tickets are available at The Homer Bookstore, River City Books in Soldotna, and Already.read Books in Kenai.
‘Luce’ a tense family drama By Lindsey Bahr Associated Press
“Be yourself” is a loaded idea for any 17-year-old, but especially for one Luce (pronounced “loose”) Edgar, the title character of director Julius Onah’s riveting adaptation of JC Lee’s play “Luce .” In this simmering drama, complex themes of race, privilege, youth, family and parenting are poked at, deconstructed and left scattered all over the frame for the audience to piece back together however they see fit. It’s a perfectly crafted cocktail of vision, talent and script that will leave your mind spinning for days. Luce (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) is the adopted son of two white parents, Peter Edgar (Tim Roth) and Amy Edgar (Naomi Watts). He’s a model student, charming and polite to adults and peers, a talented athlete and has a bright future in front of him. Current accolades aside, his background makes him even more tantalizingly perfect as far as college admissions counsellors are
probably concerned (because what else matters in upper middle-class suburbia?). You soon find out that Peter and Amy plucked this former child soldier from his war-torn African home and plopped him down in the tony suburbs of Arlington, Virginia, to raise him starting at age 7. And everything seems to be going great. Everyone loves Luce, except for Harriet Wilson. Played by Octavia Spencer, Harriet is a no-nonsense history teacher who infuses her own worldview into lessons — especially those about race and justice — much to the annoyance and exhaustion of her students. And in a class assignment where her students assume the voice of a controversial world leader, she believes she sees something concerning about Luce. When she finds illegal fireworks in his locker, she becomes even more convinced that there might be a sociopath beneath the smarts and charm and decides to tell his parents about her suspicions. What follows is an enthralling
“Luce” Rating: R, for language throughout, sexual content, nudity and some drug use portrait of what happens when doubt begins to creep into relationships, made more heightened and dramatic by the facts of Luce’s childhood and the high-pressure expectations of his current surroundings. Everyone is merely trying to do what they think is best, which often backfires in deliciously unexpected ways, making the situation even more complex and dire. Often times just when you think you’ve got a handle on things, characters will pivot or new information will be introduced and you’re left piecing things together yet again. The script and acting is top notch and the four leads (Watts, Spencer, Roth and Harrison Jr.) all get their own arc throughout the film. It wouldn’t be at all surprising to see any of their names on awards lists later this year.
Octavia Spencer (left) , Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Naomi Watts star in “Luce.”
Although it’s might not be all that surprising that Watts, Spencer and Roth deliver masterful performances, it’s possible that some audiences will just be meeting Harrison Jr., who gives a nuanced and star-making turn as the titular character. He’s got an impossibleto-resist charisma, and it’s easy to see why everyone falls for him. But beneath the flirty smile and bewilderment that anyone might suspect ill of him, there’s also a provocative menace lurking. Is it just the normal rebellion of a toosmart and too-controlled teenager pushing back against the expectation of perfection? Or is there
Arts calendar Events and exhibitions 9th Annual Salmonfest Music Fest ■■ The 9th Annual Salmonfest Music Fest Opens on Friday August 2-4 at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds on the Kenai Peninsula! 3 days of Fish, Love & Music with 65 bands on 4 stages over the weekend! Gates open at Noon on Friday with music throughout most hours over the weekend right up to the close Sunday evening! View the entire lineup of entertainment at Salmonfestalaska.org. ■■ The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra hosts the Anchorage Bowl Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Kyle Lindsey at the Kenai Senior Center on Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. This concert is free and open to the public. ■■ Kenai Fine Art Center August Art Show, “Panta Rhei” by Joel Isaak. Opening reception will take place Thursday, Aug. 1, 5-7 p.m., the 1st Thursday Opening. See the artwork, meet Joel Isaak and hear what he has to say about this experiential installation that uses waxed paper and embedded quills and the idea of
a funeral potlatch to move us collectively through the various losses experienced in Alaska. Joel speaks to the effects on Alaskans, both Alaska Native and nonindigenous, of the educational programs started in 1885 by Sheldon Jackson. Locally, Joel’s impressive bronze, life-size sculptures, are featured on the installed sand dunes near the entrance of the Dena’ina Wellness Center in Old Town Kenai. The 1st Thursday Reception includes refreshments, music and is free and open to the public. This is a “Don’t Miss Show” by one of Alaska’s leading young artists. Location: across from Oiler’s Bingo Hall, next to the Historic Cabins. 283-7040. Summer hours 12-5 p.m. www.kenaifineart.com. ■■ The Annual Fireweed Guild FiberFest will be held on Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 28-29 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Soldotna Sports Center. Join us to celebrate natural fibers — from sheep, alpacas, llamas, rabbits, musk ox, goats and even dogs! See the many products produced from these fibers by talented Alaska
artists. There will be classes for adults and free children’s activities, fiber vendor booths along with a fiber animal exhibit and sheep shearing demo. Local food trucks will be present outside the venue for a tasty lunch or snack. Bring your spinning wheel or your knitting/ crochet project and join the Fiber Friends Circle and socialize with other fiber enthusiasts! The entrance is free and there will be a raffle to win some beautiful hand-made fiber products. Come meet local artists and show your appreciation for Alaska’s fiber industry. For inquiries, contact Nancy at 252-4863. ■■ Kenai Performers present “Blazing Guns at Roaring Gulch” — a melodrama — FridaySunday, Aug. 16-18 and Friday-Sunday, Aug 23-25 at their 44045 B-Beach location (backside of Subway). Friday and Saturday shows at 7 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 each and available online at www.kenaiperformers.org, or at the door. Price includes
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something more sinister happening? And does it matter? Harrison Jr. strings the audience, and the other characters, along both paths. I can’t even promise a tidy conclusion, but it’s a fascinating journey. And Onah, who also directed the underwhelming “Cloverfield Paradox,” has come back to prove his merit and then some as a director to watch. In “Luce,” it’s clear he has style and vision, but he also knows enough to let the story be the centerpiece and not try to push against its theatrical origins. In other words, that it feels like a play is not necessarily a bad thing.
Corner TANANA WINTER I see the Aurora in green gold and white…. The colors dazzle me dancing like liquid moonlight…. Glowing above each mountain top a ray of summers golden past…. Aurora, a fleeting thing, too beautiful to the last….
— John A. Anderson, Kenai
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Jury told Katy Perry hit ‘Dark Horse’ earned $41M By Katie Campione and Andrew Dalton Associated Press
LOS ANGELES — The penalty phase of a copyright infringement trial over Katy Perry’s hit “Dark Horse” opened Tuesday with attorneys for the creators of a Christian rap song telling jurors that the pop superstar’s 2013 song earned $41 million overall. The figure will be a key point of contention in determining how much Perry and her collaborators owe the makers of the 2009 song “Joyful Noise.” Most of the dispute will centre on the $31 million Capitol Records received from the song. The label contends that after factoring in costs, its profit was a mere $630,000. Perry’s lawyers say her “Dark Horse” earnings amounted to $3.2 million, minus $800,000 in costs. “I don’t want to give away any spoilers here, but some of the costs, get ready to roll your eyes,” said attorney Michael Kahn, who represents “Joyful Noise” artist Marcus Gray. Capitol Records defence attorney Aaron Wais said during opening statements that the old adage about spending money to make money is true with songs such as “Dark Horse.” “What makes a Katy Perry song profitable? Katy Perry,” Wais said.
Testimony about Capitol Records’ costs in creating and promoting “Dark Horse” will begin Wednesday. On Monday, a jury returned a unanimous verdict that found the pop hit copied elements of “Joyful Noise,” a song Gray released under the stage name Flame. “Dark Horse,” a hybrid of pop, trap and hip-hop sounds that was the third single of Perry’s 2013 album “Prism,” spent four weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 in early 2014. It earned Perry a Grammy Award nomination and was part of her 2015 Super Bowl halftime performance. While copyright infringement claims are common in music, they rarely result in such losses for high-profile artists. A jury in 2015 returned a multimillion verdict against Robin Thicke and Pharrell over their 2013 hit “Blurred Lines.” The judgment, which remains on appeal, was in favour of the children of Marvin Gaye, who sued alleging that “Blurred Lines” copied from their father’s hit “Got to Give It Up.” A 2016 trial over the Zed Zeppelin hit “Stairway to Heaven” ended with a jury concluding that its signature riff did not significantly resemble the song “Taurus,” written by the late Randy Wolfe and performed by his band Spirit. That case is also on appeal. Jurors in the “Dark Horse” case
found all six songwriters and all four corporations that released and distributed the songs were liable, including Perry and Sarah Hudson, who wrote only the song’s words, and Juicy J, who only wrote the rap he provided for the song. Perry was not present when the verdict was read. Other defendants found liable were Capitol Records as well as Perry’s producers: Dr. Luke, Max Martin and Cirkut, who came up with the song’s beat. Gray’s attorneys argued that the beat and instrumental line featured through nearly half of “Dark Horse” are substantially similar to those of “Joyful Noise.” Gray wrote the song with his co-plaintiffs Emanuel Lambert and Chike Ojukwu. Her attorneys argued that the song sections in question represent the kind of simple musical elements that if found to be subject to copyright would hurt music and all songwriters. “They’re trying to own basic building blocks of music, the alphabet of music that should be available to everyone,” Perry’s lawyer Christine Lepera said during closing arguments Thursday. The defendants’ musical expert testified that the musical patterns in dispute were as simple as “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” But the jury of six women and
David J. Phillip / Associated Press file
In this Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 file photo, singer Katy Perry performs during halftime of NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots in Glendale, Arizona.
three men disagreed, finding that the bumping beat and riff at the centre of “Joyful Noise” were original enough to be copyrighted. Perry and the song’s co-authors testified during the seven-day trial that none of them had heard the song or heard of Gray before the lawsuit, nor did they listen to Christian music. Gray’s attorneys had only to demonstrate, however, that “Joyful Noise” had wide dissemination and could have been heard by Perry and her co-authors. They provided as evidence that it had
millions of plays on YouTube and Spotify, and that the album it’s included on was nominated for a Grammy. “They’re trying to shove Mr. Gray into some gospel music alleyway that no one ever visits,” said plaintiffs’ attorney Michael A. Kahn during closing arguments, when he also pointed out that Perry had begun her career as a Christian artist. Jurors agreed, finding that the song was distributed widely enough that the “Dark Horse” writers may well have heard it.
Rare Steinbeck story, set in Paris, published this week By Hillel Italie Associated Press
NEW YORK — Ernest Hemingway wasn’t the only Great American Writer with something to say about Paris. Hemingway’s contemporary and fellow Nobel laureate, John Steinbeck, was best known for “The Grapes of Wrath,” ”Of Mice and Men” and other fiction set in his native California. But he was a world citizen for much of his adult life, and he absorbed enough of Paris to write down some memories and impressions, and add a funny, fictional spin. In the mid-1950s, Steinbeck wrote a series of columns for the French newspaper Le Figaro titled “One American In Paris.” One of those pieces, widely believed to have never come out in English, appears this week in the summer issue of The Strand Magazine , a literary quarterly which has
published rare works by Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and many others. “Steinbeck is seen as a uniquely American writer, who wrote about American themes … but this story casts light on Steinbeck the international traveler,” says Strand Managing Editor Andrew Gulli, who found the Paris story in the online Steinbeck archive at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. In his Paris piece, Steinbeck teases the French café culture and apparently his own literary stature as a serious, even self-important, writer who helped define the Great Depression through the impoverished but steadfast Joad family of “The Grapes of Wrath.” The heroes of “One American in Paris” represent a more privileged class: a French chef, his trusted cat Apollo — and the unexpected zest of Apollo’s catnip. “I am sometimes criticized for
avoiding the great discordant notes of the times and closing my ears to the drums of daily doom,” Steinbeck notes drolly. “But I have found that the momentary sound very shortly becomes a whisper and the timely fury is forgotten, while the soft verities persist year after year. We have not survived on great things, but on little ones, like a little story I have here.” Unlike Hemingway, Steinbeck had no youthful or war time experiences in Paris. During World War II, he worked in London, Italy and North Africa as a correspondent for the New York Herald Tribune; he didn’t arrive in Paris until 1946, the year after the war ended, when he was in his mid-40s. Years later, he would acknowledge that his view of the city was “naive,” but “it is an eye of delight.” Susan Shillinglaw, a Steinbeck scholar and a professor of English at San Jose State University, said the author’s affection inspired the humor of his
Le Figaro contributions. “His intention was to have a light touch, to write with an uninformed eye, so just write about ‘little things’ that delighted him,” she told the AP in a recent email. “He loved to write, and it didn’t always have to be serious. Some of his writing is funny, deft, wry, engaging. He liked to contact ordinary people.” His tale in The Strand is set in a restaurant called “The Amiable Fleas,” where patrons include a painter whose work is invisible, an architect with a grudge against the flying buttress and a poet “whose work was so gloriously obscure that even he did not understand it.” But no one has grander thoughts at the Fleas than its owner and chef, one M. Amite, whose imagination has been fired by receiving a star from the Michelin Guidebook. “The star did it,” Steinbeck reports. “Ambition fed on the star
and grew happy from its feeding. M. Amité dreamed, planned, lived and suffered for a second star.” Much of the plot centers on an expected visit from the Michelin reviewer and the momentary crisis of Apollo’s disappearance. The cat is not only M. Amite’s confidant, but official taster, his approval the final step for a given recipe. Through coincidences more in line with an O. Henry story than “The Grapes of Wrath,” the cat and his palate will leave everyone satisfied. “Olympus is not proof against pity. The Muses can forgive. Having been mischievous and cruel, they sometimes make amends,” Steinbeck writes. “Today, a novelist sits every day at The Amiable Fleas, a novelist whose work is so despondent that the whole world flocks to him. Tourist buses stop to disgorge pilgrims, and even cynical Parisians rub their hands and lick their lips when they enter.”
Gordon Ramsay gets his hands dirty for new travel food show By Mark Kennedy Associated Press
NEW YORK — For his latest TV show, famed chef Gordon Ramsay has definitely left the comforting familiarity of his kitchens. On “Uncharted,” Ramsay visits global destinations to explore flavors far from routine. He eats guinea pig in Peru, fishes for eel with his bare hands to make a Maori dish in New Zealand and forages for hearts of palm in Morocco. “It’s a million miles away from my high-end, three-star Michelin kitchen,” he says of the show airing on the National Geographic Channel. “It’s straight to the source.” After spending a week learning about the ingredients, Ramsay ends each hour-long show with a cooking competition, pitting himself against a local chef. Think of it like Anthony Bourdain crossed with Bear Grylls and then add some “Top Chef.” Ramsay, who is also a host on Fox’s “MasterChef,” told The Associated Press about being a fish out
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pie a la mode served during intermission. Come see this hilarious, interactive show where you are encouraged to “boo” the villain and “cheer” the hero! For more information call Terri at 252-6808. ■■ 25th Funny River Festival will take place Friday-Sunday, Aug. 2-4 at Funny River Community Center, 35850 Pioneer Access Road, 12 Mile Funny River Road. An 18-hole golf tournament to support the Funny River Community Center will take place Saturday, July 27 at the Bird Homestead Golf course. ■■ The Sterling Community Center
of water for once and how kitchens are changing. AP: For the new show, you’re climbing trees, fishing for eels and rappelling down cliffs. Are you having fun? Ramsay: I’m definitely having fun. It’s an extraordinary journey of discovery and peeling back those layers with cultures that in this ever-moving foodie world — of London, New York and Paris — (that) don’t tend to focus on what’s going on with Maori cuisine. So it’s traveling to great lengths to dig deep. AP: A more humble side of you comes through. You aren’t often out of your element, are you? Ramsay: I find joy in being vulnerable, in a way. It’s about gaining knowledge and that’s never left me in two and a half decades. There’s a lot of chefs with one Michelin star, or two stars or even three stars that want everything perfect everywhere they go and I’m the opposite. I want to go there and get stripped of those highfalutin accolades and become a local.
AP: What’s it like to get up close and personal with the ingredients? Ramsay: For the last two decades, I’ve spent thousands of hours in kitchens with produce arriving at my fingertips. So, to do the opposite and get straight to the source, it’s actually been, to be honest, more of a therapeutic journey because I’m doing the opposite of what I’ve been doing for 20 years. AP: You eat lovely things, like a mushroom pizza and mangos. But you also sample grubs and camel meat. Was that hard to do on camera? Ramsay: I tend to forget the camera. I remember being 21 years of age and having a tiny studio flat in Paris. And underneath my flat was a horse’s butcher shop. And every weekend I used to save 30 or 40 francs to buy myself the most amazing fillet. It was all horse meat. It’s still pretty prevalent today in France, horse butcher shops. That’s no different to a camel in Morocco. It’s about what’s local. AP: You’ve taken flak from some
critics who accuse “Uncharted” of aping Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown.” Ramsay: Yeah. It’s like, ‘What are you talking about?’ I’m not stepping in anyone’s shoes. I’ve been doing travelogues since 2004, studying Vietnam, Cambodia and India, coming back to my chefs and saying, “Look, in Vietnam, there’s no dairy. They don’t cook with dairy. They buy produce twice a day. Get out there. Here’s a couple of thousand dollars: Go spend a month there, travel and come back.” AP: Do you recommend that every chef do what you’re doing and carve some time to explore? Ramsay: I’d recommend to every chef in the world to put down their tools and disappear for a month on a sabbatical. The problem is that when you get good, automatically you stop training because you’re caught up in the rapture of success and you don’t get a chance to go back to that coal face. AP: Speaking of rough places, do you think the brutality of life in
kitchens is lessening? Ramsay: It’s definitely changing and changing for the better. The kitchen environment today, with a far more greater female presence, has made things so much more relaxed in terms of temperaments. And so that’s been a blessing. So, yes, it’s definitely getting easier. And rightly so. AP: As a chef, do you feel a responsibility to be environmentally conscious? Ramsay: I don’t enter the world of politics, but what I do authorize is a very sustainable, seasonality approach to everything we cook. That is crucial. If we can stay within those boundaries, maintain a sort of 12- to 14-week seasonality aspect across menus, then we’re doing our job correctly. I’m a big fan of no waste and a clever utilization of the cheap cuts, off-cuts and unwanted vegetables is superimportant. That’s what makes or breaks businesses. It’s not about being flash and getting top marks in every food guide on the planet. It’s about your integrity as a chef on sustainability.
invites you to our Summer community event, Sterling Friday Flea Market. On Friday, Aug. 9 and 16. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The market is for Crafters, fruit/vegetable Vendors, Merchandise Vendors, and Second Hand booths. 10-feet wide by 20-feet deep spaces for rent in parking lot for $10. Bring your own tents and tables or we have Rentals: 6ft table and one chair $10. Get a space at the Sterling Friday Flea Market anytime during the summer. If the weather is not cooperating vendors can come inside. All vendors and customers will have access to Sterling Community Center facilities and vending machines. Call for registration and information 262-7224 or email scc@acsalaska. net. ■■ Join us in the Fireweed Diner at the
Kenai Peninsula Food Bank every Tuesday from 5-6 p.m., beginning June 11 through Sept. 10 for a meal and a time of learning about food and nutrition. June 11: What’s for Dinner? with Shelby Dykstra, dietetic intern; June 18: “What I have on Hand” Meal Planning with Amorette Payment, SNAP-ED nutrition educator; June 25:Bring the Kids! with Shelby Dykstra, dietetic intern. RSVP to Greg Meyer, executive director, 907-262-3111 or email@example.com.
Veronica’s Cafe at 907-283-2725. ■■ Acapulco, 43543 Sterling Highway in Soldotna, has live music at 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. ■■ A bluegrass jam takes place on the first Sunday of the month at from 1-4 p.m. at the Mount Redoubt Baptist Church on South Lovers Loop in Nikiski. ■■ Veronica’s in Old Town Kenai has Open Mic from 6-8 p.m. Friday. Call Veronica’s at 283-2725. ■■ The Alaska Roadhouse Bar and Grill hosts open horseshoe tournaments Thursday nights at the bar on Golddust Drive. For more information, call 262-9887. ■■ An all acoustic jam takes place every Thursday. The jam takes place at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna on the
first Thursday of the month, and at the Kenai Senior Center during the rest of the month. Jam starts at 6:30 p.m. ■■ Odie’s Deli in Soldotna has live music Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Pub Quiz night every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. ■■ AmVets Post 4 has reopened in its brand new building on Kalifornsky Beach across from Jumpin’ Junction. Eligible veterans and their families are invited to stop by to find out more about AmVets and their involvement in the Veteran community. For members and invited guests, Friday night dance to “Running with Scissors,” and Saturday Burn your own steak and karaoke with Cowboy Don. ■■ The Bow bar in Kenai has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays.
Entertainment ■■ Matt Boyle, Mike Morgan and friends will be performing Saturday, Aug. 3, at Veronica’s Cafe in Old Town Kenai from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Reservations are recommended as seating is limited. Call
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Alaska Steel Company is looking for a Class B delivery driver/warehouse man. You will work at our Kenai location. You will be responsible for daily steel deliveries within Kenai/Soldotna/Sterling areas. Applicant will be also required to work in the warehouse as needed on a daily basis. This is a minimum 40 hour per week position. Weekend Overtime is required Applicants must be able to demonstrate an outstanding attitude and great work ethic along with strong customer service skills. Applicant should have a minimal amount of Overhead Crane and Forklift experience and be familiar with Steel and Aluminum products. Applicants must undergo an extensive Background check. Benefits: Vacation pay after one year of full time employment. Health, dental and life insurance after 60 days from date of hire. 401k plan with generous matching available after 180 days of employment for eligible employees. Apply in person at Alaska Steel Co. 205 Trading Bay Rd. Kenai AK. 99611 You can also get a copy of our Application on our website. www.alaskasteel.com All applicants must provide a copy of their current driving record and a resume at time of application. No Phone Calls Please. Job Type: Full-time
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(35) ESPN2 144 209
(36) ROOT 426 687 (38) PARMT 241 241
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(N) (Live) ‘G’ Amy’s Closet (N) (Live) ‘G’ Clarks Footwear (N) ‘G’ The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ Wife Swap ‘14’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Chicago P.D. “Fagin” ‘14’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ NCIS “Murder 2.0” ‘14’ NCIS ‘14’ NCIS “Cloak” ‘14’ NCIS “Dagger” ‘14’ NCIS “Road Kill” ‘PG’ Chrisley Chrisley Chrisley Chrisley Chrisley Chrisley Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU “Madea’s Witness Protection” (2012, Comedy) Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Burgers Burgers Burgers Burgers Seinfeld Seinfeld Seinfeld Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Seinfeld Seinfeld Seinfeld Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Seinfeld ‘G’ Seinfeld ‘G’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Seinfeld Seinfeld Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Charmed ‘PG’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ “Remember the Titans” (2000) Will Patton Charmed ‘PG’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ “Divergent” (2014) Shailene Woodley. Charmed ‘14’ Supernatural “Black” ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ “Tammy” (2014) Charmed ‘PG’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Bones ‘14’ Bones ‘14’ “Million Dollar Arm” (2014) Jon Hamm. Charmed ‘PG’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Bones ‘14’ Bones ‘14’ Bones ‘14’ Bones ‘14’ SportsCenter (N) (Live) Outside NFL Live (N) (Live) NBA: The Jump (N) (Live) High Noon Question Around Interruption SportsCenter (N) (Live) MLB Baseball SportsCenter (N) (Live) Outside NFL Live (N) (Live) NBA: The Jump (N) (Live) High Noon Question Around Interruption SportsCenter (N) (Live) World Beaters ‘G’ SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) Baseball Tonight (N) (Live) Question Around Interruption SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportCtr Baseball SportsCenter (N) (Live) Outside NFL Live (N) (Live) NBA: The Jump (N) (Live) High Noon Question Around Interruption SportsCenter (N) (Live) TBT Tournament SportsCenter (N) (Live) Outside NFL Live (N) (Live) NBA: The Jump (N) (Live) High Noon Question Around Interruption SportsCenter (N) (Live) TBT Tournament First Take Jalen & Jacoby (N) NFL Live Football High Noon Question Around Interruption NFL Live First Take Jalen & Jacoby (N) NFL Live Football High Noon Question Around Interruption NBA: The Jump First Take Outside NFL Live (N) (Live) NBA: The Jump (N) (Live) High Noon Football High Noon Question Around Interruption NFL Live First Take Jalen & Jacoby (N) NFL Live Football High Noon Question Around Interruption CFL Football First Take Jalen & Jacoby (N) NFL Live Football Max Question Around Interruption Pro. Fighters League The Rich Eisen Show (N) (Live) ‘PG’ Paid Prog. Paid Prog. The Dan Patrick Show (N) Pro Footvolley The Rich Eisen Show (N) (Live) ‘PG’ Paid Prog. Paid Prog. The Dan Patrick Show (N) ‘PG’ Heritage Mariners The Rich Eisen Show (N) (Live) ‘PG’ Paid Prog. Paid Prog. The Dan Patrick Show (N) ‘PG’ Mariners Mariners The Rich Eisen Show (N) (Live) ‘PG’ Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Minor League Baseball Everett AquaSox at Hillsboro Hops. (N) (Live) The Dan Patrick Show (N) The Rich Eisen Show ‘PG’ Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Minor League Baseball Everett AquaSox at Hillsboro Hops. Mariners Mariners Bar Rescue ‘PG’ (:02) Bar Rescue (:04) Bar Rescue (:06) Bar Rescue (:08) Bar Rescue Two Men Two Men Two Men Two Men (2:50) Mom (:25) Mom Stooges Stooges “Stripes” (1981, Comedy) Bill Murray, Harold Ramis. “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” (1982) “War Dogs” (2016, Comedy-Drama) Jonah Hill, Miles Teller. “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” (1982) “Moneyball” (2011, Drama) Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman. “G.I. Jane” (1997, Drama) Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Anne Bancroft. Stooges “The Cable Guy” (1996, Comedy) Jim Carrey. “Fool’s Gold” (2008) Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson. “Cast Away” (2000, Drama) Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Nick Searcy. Stooges “Black Mass” (2015) Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton. “Face/Off” (1997, Action) John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen. “A Bronx Tale” (1993) Robert De Niro. “Face/Off” (1997, Action) John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen. “A Bronx Tale” (1993) Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri. “First Blood” (1982) Sylvester Stallone. Gladiator Gumball Gumball Total Drama Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Ben 10 ‘Y7’ Craig Total Drama Total Drama Total Drama Victor Teen Titans Teen Titans Gumball Gumball Gumball Gumball Total Drama Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Ben 10 ‘Y7’ Craig Total Drama Total Drama Total Drama Victor Teen Titans Teen Titans Gumball Gumball Gumball Gumball Total Drama Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Ben 10 ‘Y7’ Craig Total Drama Total Drama Total Drama Victor Teen Titans Teen Titans Gumball Gumball Gumball Gumball Gumball Total Drama Teen Titans Teen Titans Ben 10 ‘Y7’ Craig Gumball Gumball Total Drama Victor Teen Titans Teen Titans Gumball We Bare Gumball Gumball Total Drama Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Ben 10 ‘Y7’ Craig Total Drama Total Drama Total Drama Victor Teen Titans Teen Titans Gumball Gumball My Cat From Hell Animal Cribs The Zoo Crikey! 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(3:00) “Going the Distance” (4:50) “The Nun” (2018) Demián Bichir. A VICE News priest and a novitiate encounter a demonic Tonight (N) 504 (2010) Drew Barrymore. ‘R’ nun in Romania. ‘R’ ‘14’ (3:00) Who (:45) “The Manchurian Candidate” (2004, Suspense) Denzel Washington, Killed Garrett Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber. A Gulf War vet is suspicious of a political can505 Phillips? didate. ‘R’ (3:55) “The Ice Harvest” (2005) John Cu(:25) “The Take” (2016, Action) Idris Elba. 516 sack. A mob lawyer and a pornographer steal A rogue CIA agent must stop a terrorist cona small fortune. ‘R’ spiracy in Paris. ‘R’ (2:00) “Dances With (:15) “The Ledge” (2011, Drama) Charlie Hunnam, Terrence 546 Wolves” (1990) Kevin Cost- Howard, Liv Tyler. A Fundamentalist and an atheist have a ner. ‘PG-13’ battle of wills. ‘R’ (3:00) “Sling Blade” (1996, (:15) “The People Under the Stairs” (1991, Horror) Bran554 Drama) Billy Bob Thornton. ‘R’ don Adams, Everett McGill. A youth finds a terrifying secret in a house’s recesses. ‘R’
“Share” (2019, Suspense) Rhianne Barreto. Euphoria ‘MA’ “Reality Bites” (1994, Drama) Winona Ry- (:10) Divorce (:40) “HallowA disturbing video throws a community into der, Ethan Hawke. Four friends face life after ‘MA’ een” (2018) ! chaos. ‘R’ college in Texas. ‘PG-13’ Divorce ‘MA’ “Widows” (2018, Suspense) Viola Davis, Colin Farrell, (:45) “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” (2018, Adventure) Chris Pratt, Michelle Rodriguez. Four indebted widows join forces to pull Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum. Owen and Claire try to save the dino- ^ H off a heist. ‘R’ saurs from a volcano. ‘PG-13’ “Traffik” (2018, Suspense) Paula Patton. A (:40) “Blood Simple” (1984, Suspense) John Getz, Frances (:20) Jett “Rosalie” Dillon gets (:20) “The couple and their two friends battle a violent McDormand. A jealous husband’s plot to kill his cheating wife bad news from Carter. ‘MA’ Merchant of + biker gang. ‘R’ unravels. ‘R’ Venice” ‘R’ The Loudest Voice Gretchen “Bad Company” (2002, Action) Anthony Hopkins, Chris Desus & Mero Gigolos ‘MA’ Desus & Mero Shaquille Carlson has had enough. ‘MA’ Rock, Matthew Marsh. A hustler is recruited by the CIA to “133” (N) ‘MA’ “133” ‘MA’ O’Neal 5 S pose as his brother. ‘PG-13’ “Molly’s Game” (2017, Biography) Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Michael “The Firm” (1993, Drama) Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene HackCera. Molly Bloom runs high-stakes poker games for the wealthy. ‘R’ man. A law-school grad signs on with a sinister Tennessee firm. ‘R’ 8
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Dad’s long disappearances give family cause for alarm DEAR ABBY: My I’m not sure what’s father’s behavior has going on between my been very peculiar lately. parents. I just know I He and Mom have been don’t like to see Mom married for 45 years. Of treated this way because course, all marriages it’s disrespectful, and I go through ups and can see she’s hurting. downs. They have had My relationship with their share of health my father is suffering problems. Both are doing because of this. I asked OK but are dealing with him to come to family some medical issues. Dear Abby counseling with me, my Because of my father’s and mother. Jeanne Phillips siblings actions, I’m afraid for He refuses. I’m praying my mother’s emotional state. He about this. I just don’t know what stays gone for long periods of time else we can do. Please help. throughout the day and sometimes — PERPLEXED DAUGHTER stays out until the early morning of the next day. She always stays up DEAR DAUGHTER: You cannot until he gets home. When she calls force your father into family or texts him, at times he doesn’t counseling, but you and your respond. I’ve also called or texted siblings can continue to give your him while he was out. When I tried mother emotional support during talking to him, he said he doesn’t this difficult time, and that’s what I have to explain himself. He’s not urge you to do. I don’t know what the best at staying on track when it your father is up to and neither do comes to taking care of himself. It’s you. But if it becomes necessary, a like he is living another life. private detective can fill you in, I’m
sure. DEAR ABBY: I am in a loving and rewarding marriage. Because we have no children, my husband and I are best friends who devote most of our time to each other. My issue is with some of his habits. He is kind of clumsy, and this has resulted in the destruction of many things in our home — our carpet (spills that can’t be cleaned), coffee table (discolored from spilling a caustic material) and sofa (spilled wax and cigar burns). I know he doesn’t do this intentionally, but nonetheless, it makes me irate. And it is constant. He apologizes for it, yet it occurs repeatedly. Is there anything I can do to change this, or must I accept the incremental destruction of my home? And if that’s the case, what can I tell myself to make me less angry about it? — MRS. DESTRUCTO IN BALTIMORE DEAR MRS. DESTRUCTO: A
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certain amount of wear and tear is normal. But your husband may be one of those people — many people are — who “lives” on the sofa. Much of your problem might be eliminated if you made sure that snacks are consumed in the kitchen and no beverages more colorful than water are enjoyed in front of the television. If that’s not feasible, consider durable, stain-resistant fabrics when you re-cover your sofa. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. To order “How to Write Letters for All Occasions,” send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $8 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby -- Letter Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and handling are included in the price.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHHH Your creativity paves the way to new possibilities. You eliminate random filters that have restricted your thinking so you can see people and situations in a new light. A loved one delights you to no end. Tonight: Kicking up your heels like a teenager.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHH Stay centered. Conversations could revolve around a domestic matter, a new purchase or real
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH You might have been contemplating a new purchase that could improve the quality of your daily life. This item could be anything from a new cellphone to a new car, depending on your needs. Tonight: Speak your mind loud and clear.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Be more forthright with another person about how much you might be willing to spend. Your honesty could prevent a hassle. You have a way of presenting yourself that draws others. Your enthusiasm and energy play a strong role in present events. Tonight: Run an errand on the way home.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHHH You could need to eliminate a hassle. You might not even register others’ concerns, as they might not appear logical to you. Assume that others are coming from a centered space. Tonight: Let go and relax. Make great weekend plans.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Dear Heloise: My councilman sent out an email about some apparent FRAUD going on: People are representing themselves as workers for the electric company. His email stated that the utility’s employees will NEVER call you and threaten to disconnect your service, and they won’t call you to demand payment by phone. They also won’t ask you to purchase a credit card or prepaid debit card. Finally, a utility worker will not enter your home or a business unless you’ve initiated a service request, or you’ve received prior notification. Here are some signs that an electric company call is a scam: * The scammer tells you a payment was misapplied. * He demands your checking account number. * He gives you an 800 number to call to make a payment. * He states you have 30 minutes to pay or your
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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHHH One-on-one relating takes you down a new path. How you see a situation evolve could be quite different from what you visualized. Your ability to adjust and flex needs to be a higher priority. Tonight: Make a cozy dinner for two.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHHH Luck surrounds crowds and friends. Try to schedule a meeting with more than one person. You might be surprised at the comfort each individual displays. Honor a fast change. All will work out well. Tonight: Where your friends are.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH You see no reason to complain about anything other than the fact that another person might be heavy-handed in making the decisions. Be flattered and allow this person to demonstrate caring in this manner. Tonight: Avoid an argument.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHH Take a stand if you feel it is important. Others might not get where you come from. Your ability to detach helps you see a problem in a very different light from the majority of people. Tonight: A must appearance.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
HHHH Your mind could easily be on an impending event or trip. Try to stay present as much as you can. If you’re questioning a decision, take your time. You could hear a lot more in the next few days. Tonight: Let your mind drift where it wants
service will be cut off. * He claims a worker is on the way to your home right now. — A Reader in San Antonio Readers, if you have questions, get your electric company’s phone number from its website and call it directly. In this heat, we need to avoid scams. — Heloise
MR. CLEAN SCREENS Dear Heloise: I accidentally discovered a quick and easy way to clean dirty and dusty window and door screens: I run a microfiber cloth over them! Works like magic, and sure beats hosing or vacuuming. Ideally, I’d do both sides, but if I can’t reach the outsides, even one side makes a huge difference. — Bachelor Bud, Clearfield, Pa. Bud, I love it! Anything to make life easier, I’m there! — Heloise
HHH Your ability to see through a problem mounts. You might have to force a superior or associate to listen to your solution. In this person’s head, he or she has already decided what can be done. Tonight: Off to the gym.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
hints from heloise Power play
HH You might be well advised to take extra time with a matter that involves a domestic issue or property. Do not come to any quick final decisions. Wait several days, and your perspective will be likely to change. Tonight: In the thick of the moment.
BORN TODAY Author Herman Melville (1819), musician Jerry Garcia (1942), clothing designer Yves Saint Laurent (1936)
Conceptis Sudoku | DaveByGreen Dave Green
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7 8 4 9 5 6 3 1 2
9 2 5 3 1 4 7 6 8
8 5 1 4 9 3 2 7 6
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B.C. | Johnny Hart
5 4 8 6 7 2 1 9 3
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5 2 3 2 9 3 5 8 3 5 8 4 2 1 6 3 4 9 9 1 4
Ziggy | Tom Wilson
Tundra | Chad Carpenter
Garfield | Jim Davis
Take it from the Tinkersons | Bill Bettwy
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This year, you experience a new beginning. Whatever you do will carry your signature. Your style and approach identify you. If you’re single, many people would like to be your sweetie. Your biggest issue will be understanding the person you choose. If you’re attached, the two of you could experience a profound change. Try not to be too me-oriented, or you might not see as many benefits. Your significant other and the quality of your tie will determine how content you will be. Another LEO is all about themselves. Take their ideas with a grain of salt. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
estate. You could feel as if you are on the verge of a new beginning -- emotionally and financially. Tonight: Your home is your castle.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019:
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Thursday, august 1, 2019
Dipnetting closes after strong season
Weekend Almanac Thursday
By Kathleen Sorensen Peninsula Clarion
Kenai River personal use fishing closed last night, Wednesday, at 11:59 p.m., ending a good season for Alaska residents looking to fill their freezers with sockeyes. In the final days, Alaska Department of Fish and Game allowed for round-the-clock dipnetting, with the fishery open 24 hours a day. “The Upper Cook Inlet Personal Use Salmon Fishery Management Plan allows ADF&G to increase the hours open to dipnetting in the Kenai River personal use fishery to 24 hours per day if ADF&G determines that Kenai River late-run sockeye salmon numbers exceed 2.3 million fish,” according to a July 26 release from Alaska Department of Fish and Game. “Based on inseason indicators, ADF&G is projecting a run size in excess of 2.3 million late-run Kenai River sockeye salmon and anticipates the escapement goal (700,000 1,200,000 sockeye salmon) will be achieved.” Through July, over 1 million late-run sockeye were counted with sonar, with numbers reaching nearly 100,000 a day in the final few days of dipnetting. For those who haven’t gotten their fill of dipnetting, the Kasilof River dipnet is open until Aug. 7 and has been reported as good. King salmon fishing on the Lower Kenai River also closed this Wednesday, ending on a slow note. Favorable water conditions brought anglers some success before the sport fishery closed. Sockeye fishing on the Upper Kenai, Russian River and in the Russian River Sanctuary Area has slowed, with anglers finding some success.
High tides: 4:50 a.m. 23.68 ft 5:51 p.m. 22.17 ft Low tides: 11:46 a.m. -4.52 ft Low tide 11:59 p.m. 0.88 ft (Tide information for Kenai River Entrance)
Photo courtesy of Robert Valadez
A dipnetter fishes on a boat in the Kenai River in July.
Those looking for sockeye, though, should move toward the Lower Kenai River, where fishing has been good to excellent. Fish and Game has increased the sport fishing bag and possession limit for salmon 16 inches or longer from six to 12, excluding king, pink and coho salmon. The liberalization is in effect at the Kenai River downstream of Skilak lake. “Anglers should be advised that this action to liberalize bag and possession limits does not mean that fishing success
will dramatically increase, stated Area Management Biologist Colton Lipka in the release. “Fish passage into the Kenai River fluctuates on a daily basis making some day’s better fishing than others.” Coho salmon are slowly starting to show up in Seward, with anglers reporting success out near Caines Head but not much being reported in Resurrection Bay. For those fishing by boat, trolling with a small- to mediumsized herring and an oversized flasher may bring success.
High tides: 5:37 a.m. 24.30 ft 6:33 p.m. 22.86 ft Low tides: 12:29 p.m. -4.95 ft
(Tide information for Kenai River Entrance)
Finicky silvers have specific bait requirements
he huge silver run expected at The Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon this year is crawling along in second gear, but some nice coho are being taken along with a straggler king or two. Some of the latter are in good enough shape to smoke — just remember you still need to record the chinook and land them gently lest their aging heads snap off. Where the big pulse is loitering, if there is going to be one, is anyone’s guess. Let’s hope that they’ll storm the lagoon during these forthcoming big tides (Friday should be a hummer with a minus 5.3 at 10:11 a.m.). Fishermen will be able to troll while on anchor and oversleeping otters will be waking up in the surf off Kodiak. Boat hunts for coho have been pretty decent for those savvy enough to discover areas abundant with bait fish and cool waters. Knowledgeable skippers look for these schools on their fish-finders and/or scan for birds diving and feeding. Why? Because salmon will attack a ball of baitfish from beneath and tear through the middle of the mass, smacking the tasty morsels with their heads and tails. They’ll then take a 180 looking for cripples to polish off while driving their prey to the surface where lazy-ass seabirds binge on the panicked horde without much of an effort other than getting their beaks and butts wet. Note: Whether you are fishing from a boat, a line tied to your survival suit, or an easy chair on the beach, one of the most important factors in attracting salmon is the action or the smell emanating from your lures. Presenting an erratic or wounded fish simulation is a cool methodology. Plus, it’s
reeling ‘em in Nick Varney also a good idea to have a clue as to what they are salivating over at the moment. How? Well, this may sound disgusting to some line-flinging weenies, but splitting the discarded bellies of gutted fish that you or someone else have nailed is a good way to discover what the predators are turning into sushi. Why offer them roe infused hummus when they are craving a candle/needle fish hoagie? That goes for the Fishing Hole too. Roe floated 12 to 18 inches below a bobber fished on the outside of the lagoon and in the currents of the changing tides is working well, but give it an hour and small plug-cut herring will become the hot item — but only if you float them upside down 2.75 inches below a chartreuse and orange bobber with a siren activated flashing light attached. Silvers are finicky that way. Now it’s time to take a look at the fishing report for the week of July 30 - Aug. 5.
Freshwater Fishing The upstream sections of the Anchor River, Ninilchik River and Deep Creek open today, Aug. 1, to fishing for all species except for salmon.
Fishing with beads behind spawning pink and king salmon is a righteous way to pop dollies this time of year. The best angler access is on the Anchor River from Mile 160 on the Sterling Highway to the south end of the North Fork Road. Coho are nosing around the lower portion of all three of these streams, but don’t get all pumped up yet and expect consistent fishing success.
Saltwater Fishing Salmon The silver action is still pretty spotty, but has improved over the last week with most of the take centered along the south side of the outer bay and the silver ridge area. A high-level number of pinks are still being caught. That’s cool — at least somebody loves them or at least their cats do. But, if you are not a humpy fan, the best way to avoid hooking into those whackos is to check out other locations or set your gear at deeper depths. By the way, good luck with getting your lures down through the throngs of humps unless there is an emergency order authorizing the use of depth charges. Chinook fishing has improved slightly with most fish being caught along the south side of the bay from Eldred Passage all the way to Point Adam. Halibut Larger halibut are moving into areas nearer to the Homer Spit, with good reports from the inner bay. Note: I received some very reliable recounts of some 30 to 40 pounders being taken in Mud Bay lately. The most reliable flat fishing is
still in outer Kachemak Bay and beyond.
Other Saltwater Fishing Reds are continuing to wander around in China Poot, but their numbers have dwindled over the past week. Fishing safaris are travelling well outside of Kachemak Bay for regular action when it comes to lingcod and nonpelagic rockfish. Most hunters drift over rocky pinnacles utilizing jig lures to stalk lurking lingcod. There are some large minus tides this week that will provide an opportunity for razor clamming in West Cook Inlet. There are several locations with good numbers of clams, including Crescent River Bar and Polly Creek. A row boat is not the way to travel over there. Be safe, sane, and aware of the weather before crossing the Cook Inlet to access these locales.
High tides: 6:25 a.m. 24.22 ft 7:14 p.m. 23.05 ft Low tides: 12:45 a.m. 0.09 ft 1:12 p.m. -4.60 ft (Tide information for Kenai River Entrance)
High tides: 7:13 a.m. 23.40 ft 7:57 p.m. 22.76 ft Low tides: 1:33 a.m. -0.21 ft 1:55 p.m. -3.47 ft (Tide information for Kenai River Entrance)
Emergency Order 2-RCL-7-0119 and 2-RCL-7-02-19 closed all eastside Cook Inlet beaches to clamming for all species from the mouth of the Kenai River to the southernmost tip of the Homer Spit for 2019. For additional information, please contact the Fish and Game Homer office at (907) 235-8191.
Late-Run Sockeye Counts — Kenai River Cumulative (as of July 30) 1,089,756 July 30 - 42,584 July 29 - 75,604 July 28 - 99,038
Nick can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org if he isn’t being out-fished by a visiting 12-yearold piscatorian from Ohio named Liam who knows how to sling a lure and has battled walleye the size of some of our medium-sized kings. It’s going to be an interesting week.
Late-Run Chinook Counts — Kenai River Cumulative (as of July 30) — 8,906 July 30 - 291 July 29 - 242 July 28 - 255
SALMON ROE Approx 1 lb Cured
August 01, 2019 edition of the Peninsula Clarion