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In the news Dunleavy says he’ll support funding for senior benefits JUNEAU — Gov. Mike Dunleavy says he will support funding for a program that provides cash benefits to lowerincome older Alaskans. He made the announcement Monday at a Chugiak senior center. In June, Dunleavy’s administration announced more than $400 million in vetoes, including funding for the senior benefits program The Legislature, unable to override the vetoes, instead passed legislation restoring much of the vetoed money — including funding for senior benefits. Dunleavy said he will finalize the budget this week. He said the budget still must be reduced, and spokesman Matt Shuckerow said “significant vetoes” are yet expected. But Dunleavy attributed his shift on senior benefits to “fantastic feedback” he said he had received. Public outcry over Dunleavy’s vetoes has fueled a recall effort.

Anchorage police release name of man killed in fiery crash ANCHORAGE — Anchorage police have released the name of a man who died in a fiery crash on the city’s south side. Police say 36-year-old Gilbert Naomoff died last week on Arctic Boulevard at west Dowling Road. Police took a call on the crash just before 6 p.m. Friday. They determined that Naomoff’s compact sedan had been southbound at high speed on Arctic and hit a bridge near railroad tracks. The car rolled multiple times and caught fire. Responders pronounced Naomoff dead at the scene. The crash closed Arctic Boulevard for about four hours.

Flood watch issued for Denali, nearby areas FAIRBANKS — Heavy rain is forecast for Denali See NEWS, Page A2

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Warning: Way too many pink salmon By Dan Joling Associated Press

ANCHORAGE — Biological oceanographer Sonia Batten experienced her lightbulb moment on the perils of too many salmon three years ago as she prepared a talk on the most important North Pacific seafood you’ll never see on a plate — zooplankton. Zooplanktons nourish everything from juvenile salmon to seabirds to giant whales. But as Batten examined 15 years of data collected by instruments

on container ships near the Aleutian Islands, she noticed a trend: zooplankton was abundant in evennumber years and less abundant in odd-number years. Something was stripping a basic building block in the food web every other year. And just one predator fit that profile. “The only thing that we have in this whole area with an up and down, alternating-year pattern is pink salmon,” said Batten of Canada’s Marine Biological Association. Pink salmon are wildly abundant in odd-number years and less abundant

in even-number years. They comprise nearly 70% of what’s now the largest number of salmon populating the North Pacific since last century. But an increasing number of marine researchers say the voracious eaters are thriving at the expense of higher-value sockeye salmon, seabirds and other species with whom their diet overlaps. In addition to the flourishing wild populations of pink salmon, Alaska hatcheries release 1.8 billion pink salmon fry annually. And hatcheries in Asian countries contribute an additional 3 billion-plus fish.

“We’re putting too many mouths to compete with the wild fish out there,” says Nancy Hillstrand, owner of a fish processing company near Homer, Alaska, who has been lobbying Alaska wildlife authorities to reduce hatchery output. A 2018 study estimated 665 million adult salmon in the North Pacific. Pink salmon dominated at 67%, followed by chums at 20% and sockeye at 13%. Salmon abundance since the late 1970s has been enhanced by See salmon, Page A3

Filing ends Thursday for potential candidates By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

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Kids burst from the start of the Brewery to Bathroom .5K “The race for the rest of us” in Soldotna on Sunday.

Brewery to Bathroom .5K winner? Fight against cancer By Jeff Helminiak Peninsula Clarion

The Brewery to Bathroom .5K “The race for the rest of us” is the perfect satire of the typical fundraising 5K, right down to organizer Alana Martin herself. Before the Kenai Peninsula Relay For Life event Sunday morning, like any good organizer, Martin inspects the 326-foot course, which goes from Kenai River Brewing Company to the bathrooms at Soldotna Creek Park, and back. Martin has planted demotivating signs along the route such as, “Look, you can’t make everyone happy. You are not bacon,” and, “If we’re not meant to have midnight snacks why is there a light in the fridge?”

Thinking up those signs must have taken effort, right? “I’m not that smart,” Martin demurs. “I got them from the internet.” She does get serious when she arrives at the turnaround spot, a refueling station operated by Kenai Lions Club that includes doughnut holes, cookies, strudels and Peeps. “Worst-case scenario, we don’t want them to do more than .5K,” Martin instructs. “Turn around and go back.” Like any satire, though, once the cheekiness and laughter is brushed aside, something serious lies beneath. Since it was started last year, the .5K has quickly become the second-biggest fundraiser for Kenai Peninsula Relay For Life. The relay event on the first

Saturday in June raised $38,000 toward the $55,000 goal, while the .5K raised $5,700 by the start of the race. The relay fiscal year ends Aug. 31. Kristin Mitchell is a physician who has lived on the central peninsula for 20 years. She crossed the finish line with Geri Ransom, a Kasilof nurse who has two brothers battling cancer. Mitchell said she has taken care of more people than she can count with cancer and the .5K event suits that group. “When people are dealing with life-threatening illness, there’s a lot of seriousness, but there’s also a lot of laughter, celebration and fun,” she said. This year, the event had 164 preregister for the recommended See race, Page A3

Residents in Soldotna and Kenai who want to get more involved in their local governments will have several opportunities this upcoming election season. Those interested in running for a city council position or a mayoral spot can contact their local city clerk to file for candidacy. Candidates must be 21 or older, a qualified voter in the state of Alaska and have lived in their respective city for one year prior. The filing period for city and borough elections ends Thursday, Aug. 15. Election Day is Oct. 1.

Kenai The city of Kenai has two open seats on the city council, which are currently held by Glenese Pettey and Jim Glendening. Kenai will also be electing a new mayor this fall. The city’s current mayor is Brian Gabriel. The mayoral position and the city council positions are all three-year terms, ending October 2022. All candidates for Kenai office will need to file with the Kenai city clerk by 5 p.m. on Aug. 15. Reach the Kenai city clerk 907-2838231 or go to

Soldotna The city of Soldotna has two open seats on the city council, which are currently held by Tim Cashman and Lisa Parker. To be eligible to run for the city council, candidates must be a registered voter in the city and a resident of the city for at least one year, preceding the date of declaration. Candidates must file with the Soldotna city clerk before 4:30 p.m., Aug. 15. Reach the Soldotna city clerk 907-262-9107 or

Researchers receive federal funds to study Cook Inlet belugas By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion



Scientists studying belugas in Cook Inlet received federal funds to continue research on the endangered species. Alaska Department of Fish and Game has been awarded $1.7 million in three grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration through the Species Recovery Grants to States Program. The program is designed to support management, research and outreach campaigns for the conservation of wildlife on the endangered species list, a Friday press release from Congressman Don Young, who voted in support of the funding, said. A $443,579, three-year award goes toward research for adult female

Inside ■■ President Donald Trump moves to overhaul landmark endangered species protections. Page A3 Steller sea lions in western Alaska. The goal of the research is to provide updated, fine-scale, understanding of adult female Steller sea lion foraging habitat, and to determine the environmental factors influencing the timing and location of foraging behavior, thus providing better information to meet management needs, according to NOAA. The other two grants help fund research for the endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale population. The grants are $850,641 and $409,802 and See study, Page A3

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Beluga whales arch their backs through the surface of the water in September 2017. Of Alaska’s five distinct beluga whale populations, only Cook Inlet’s is listed as endangered.


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AccuWeather 5-day forecast for Kenai-Soldotna ®


Wednesday Thursday

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Pleasant with some sun

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Hi: 70

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Hi: 70

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Bethel 63/52

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National Park and the National Weather Service has issued has a flood watch for the area. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the flood watch will begin at 6 a.m. Tuesday and last until noon Wednesday. National Weather Service forecaster Jim Brader says the agency is expecting up to 1.5 inches of rain starting Monday night and extending into Tuesday with a potential for mudslides and stream flooding. Heavy rain last week caused flooding in Healy.

Budget cuts to prevent repairs

FAIRBANKS — An Alaska school will have to delay repairs to its water tank because of state

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Almanac Readings ending 4 p.m. yesterday


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High .............................................. 70 Low ............................................... 44 Normal high ................................. 65 Normal low ................................... 47 Record high ....................... 76 (1963) Record low ........................ 35 (2015)


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24 hours ending 4 p.m. yest. . 0.00" Month to date .......................... Trace Normal month to date ............ 0.97" Year to date ............................. 5.26" Normal year to date ................. 7.86" Record today ................ 0.82" (1967) Record for August ....... 5.39" (1966) Record for year ........... 27.09" (1963)

Valdez 70/53

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113 at Death Valley, Calif. 29 at Stanley, Idaho

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budget cuts, officials said. Chalkyitsik school officials said the tank repairs are not feasible after $300,000 was cut from the Yukon Flats School District budget, The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Sunday. The village has a population of around 68 people and is part of the school district administered from Fort Yukon and extending north to Arctic Village and south to Circle. The state capital budget initially proposed by the Senate included the money for repairs to the roof of the potable water tank, which is 40 years old. The tank is meant to provide water for drinking, washing and bathroom use, officials said. The funding did not survive the $34.7 million in line-item vetoes in the state’s capital budget signed by Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy Thursday. — Associated Press

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019


Move on Endangered Species Act draws fire By Ellen Knickmeyer Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration moved Monday to weaken how it applies the 45-yearold Endangered Species Act, ordering changes that critics said will speed the loss of animals and plants at a time of record global extinctions. The action, which expands the administration’s rewrite of U.S. environmental laws, is the latest that targets protections, including for water, air and public lands. Two states — California and Massachusetts, frequent foes of President

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aim to strengthen conservation and management strategies for the beluga population in Southcentral Alaska. The grants will fund research that explore the belugas habitat use and how disturbance from noise may impact their way of finding food and communicating with other whales. “The Alaska Department of Fish and Game does important work on behalf of Alaska’s unique ecosystems, and I have no doubt that this funding will go a long way to help

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donations of $20 per individual or $50 for family of four. That group and about 40 more day-of registrants gathered outside the brewery for what Martin called a “reverse pep talk” that turned out to be anything but that. After Martin thanked all who had come together to make the event possible by reading off of a mac and cheese box — “I really love mac and cheese, so I knew I wouldn’t lose it” — Johna Beech, chair of Kenai Peninsula Relay for Life, took the microphone. While encouraging everyone to have fun, Beech also said runners should think about why they are doing the event. “My why used to be for all of you,” said Beech, who has been involved in Kenai Peninsula Relay For Life since 2009.

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Calling Weed Warriors Invasive Weed Pull – Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Kenai Municipal Park, 301 S. Forest Drive, Kenai. Join members of the Kenai Peninsula Cooperative Wood Management Area in working to mitigate invasive weeds. We’ll supply bags, refreshments, and hot dogs. Call Kenai Parks & Recreation at 907-283-8262 or the Kenai Watershed Forum at 907-260-5449 for additional information.

Soldotna Senior Center Fundraiser

It’s time again for the Soldotna Senior Center’s Fall Roundup fundraiser! Please join us for an evening of fun-filled music and dancing with the Spur Highway Spankers. Saturday, Sept. 7, doors open at 5:15 p.m. A Prime Rib dinner with all the fixin’s is on the menu. Silent auctions and outcry auctions will wrap up this fundraising

shindig! Door prizes, fiddling, dancing, vittles, who could ask for more? Tickets are $28 for cowboys and cowgirls, $14 for little ‘uns under 12. All proceeds will support senior services and programs at the Soldotna Senior Center.

Environmental Monitoring meeting

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council’s Environmental Monitoring Committee (EMC) meeting will be hosted in Homer on Tuesday, Aug. 20 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Aspen Suites Hotel, 91 Sterling Highway, Homer. The public is welcome to attend. For directions or more information call 907-283-7222 or 800-652-7222.

Old Timers Luncheon

Old Timers Luncheon will take place Thursday, Aug. 29 at the Kenai Senior Center. Suggested donation $7. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Turkey dinner at 12 p.m.

red salmon. The .5K Sunday version of healthy runner energy snacks had morphed to doughnut holes and cookies. Kenai’s David Sorensen was more than happy to partake. He was there to support his girlfriend, Christina Nitecke, who works at Peninsula Radiation Oncology. “It’s good to get out in the community and raise awareness,” Nitecke said. “It gets people out that maybe don’t do the longer races.” There was more health food to come at the Kenai Lions Club refueling and turnaround station, at least according to Hal Smalley, a Kenai Lion. “As long as they eat it here, it’s healthy,” he said. “If they eat it elsewhere, it’s not under our control.” Jason Warfle of Kenai and his son, 2-year-old Mason, made sure to eat healthy and eat right at the station. Warfle is Martin’s brotherin-law, so he also had inside information on why Martin was so good at spoofing a

5K. It turns out many in the family are into endurance events like triathlons. “This is the only thing like this,” Warfle said. “It’s so different than anything else. It’s the opposite of competitive. Everybody is just out here for fun.” And to raise money for cancer. Before the event, Beech had said: “It is my personal mission in life to find a cure for cancer and live in a world where nobody has to hear, ‘You have cancer.’” At the post-race social at Kenai River Brewing, Beech said the picture is more textured than that. Relay For Life gives all the money it raises to the American Cancer Society, which is the No. 1 funder of research for a cure, second only to the United States government. While a cure has not been found, Beech has had a front-row seat to all the advancements since getting involved in 2009. When Kenai Peninsula Relay For Life started some 20 years

ago, cancer patients could not get treatment on the central peninsula, as they can now. Beech knows somebody who has the exact same cancer this lady’s mother had 20 years ago, and this lady marvels at how far treatment has come in that time. Beech also had the opportunity to meet MaryClaire King, the American Cancer Society Professor of Genome Sciences and of Medical Genetics in the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington, who has done major work in identifying breast cancer genes. “I’ve been in it for 10 years and I’ve seen what has happened,” Beech said. “I love being around the survivors. They have such an incredible outlook. “They’re the most incredible people. They’ve looked death right in the face.” Or, in the words of one of Martin’s demotivators: “If cauliflower can somehow become pizza, you can do anything.”

department take a different view. Alan Springer, professor emeritus at the Marine Science Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, sees detrimental effects in seabirds whose diets overlap with pink salmon. “There’s a finite amount of what they eat out there,” he said. Springer co-wrote a 2014 paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that noted reproduction of tufted puffins and kittiwakes nosedives in years of pink salmon abundance. A 2018 paper in the same journal linked years of abundant pink salmon with mass mortalities of short-tailed shearwaters. “We looked for other potential drivers in the environment,” Springer said. “We couldn’t find any.” Greg Ruggerone, president

of Natural Resources Consultants in Seattle, began analyzing pink salmon interactions with sockeye salmon in 2009 when the sockeye population collapsed in British Columbia’s Fraser River. Sockeye returns fell when pink salmon were abundant, he said, and the sockeye were 1 pound smaller in those years. The results, Ruggerone said, suggest “there is this link between sockeye salmon and pink salmon related to competition for food.” A University of Washington study published in Nature Ecology & Evolution concluded that climate warming is creating favourable conditions for sockeye leaving in freshwater for Alaska’s Bristol Bay, allowing them to grow faster in lakes and leave for the ocean after one year instead of two, said lead author Timothy Cline. However, competition from wild and hatchery salmon — both pinks and

chums released by Japan — delayed sockeye maturation and kept them in saltwater an extra year. “There’s pretty consistent evidence coming out in the last decade that we are at or near that carrying capacity and it’s starting to have impacts on growth and survival of salmon all over,” he said. The state of Alaska is nearing the end of a 12-year study looking at the proportions of hatchery fish that swim into streams, said Templin, chief fisheries scientist.

The state is not studying whether hatchery pink salmon are thriving at the expense of sockeye, Chinook salmon, seabirds or other ocean residents, he said, noting that correlations do not indicate causes. Changing ocean conditions may affect various species differently and make one of them better able to survive, Templin said. He’s not ready to recommend a reduction in hatchery output because of the economic, societal and cultural value of hatchery fish.

Ruggerone would like to see rigorous debate on the pros and cons of releasing billions of hatchery salmon, especially pinks. “There’s really no other species in the ocean that we are aware of that we have data that can explain these biennial patterns that we see,” he said. If it’s not pink salmon causing problems in other species, Springer said, state scientists should suggest what is. “We’re not making this stuff up,” he added.

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better guide management practices for the western distinct population segment of the species range,” Young said in the release. “The funding will not only help us better understand foraging ecology and habitat disturbances, but will also assist the Department of Fish and Game in the development of a long-term strategy for population recovery. I recognize how important Alaska’s diverse wildlife population is to our culture and way of life.” Young said he will continue supporting efforts to ensure future generations of Alaskans can observe and learn about wild animals for years to come.

Act ensures more resources can go where they will do the most good: on-the-ground conservation.” Under the enforcement changes, officials for the first time will be able to publicly attach a cost to saving an animal or plant. Blanket protections for creatures newly listed as threatened will be removed. Among several other changes, the action could allow the government to disregard the possible impact of climate change, which conservation groups call a major and growing threat to wildlife. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the revisions “fit squarely



Donald Trump’s environmental rollbacks — promised lawsuits to try to block the changes in the law. So did some conservation groups. Pushing back against the criticism, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and other administration officials contend the changes improve efficiency of oversight while continuing to protect rare species. “The best way to uphold the Endangered Species Act is to do everything we can to ensure it remains effective in achieving its ultimate goal — recovery of our rarest species,” he said in a statement. “An effectively administered

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Rhetoric doing world economy no good


he decision by the United States Department of the Treasury to label China a currency manipulator is the latest sign that Washington will resort to any possible means, no matter how unreasonable, to force China into agreeing to its trade terms. The announcement came after the yuan’s exchange rate weakened to more than 7 to the dollar Monday. It is ridiculous for the US to assume that there was exchange rate manipulation based on a change in the exchange rate of the yuan on a single day. That decline was a natural market reaction after the latest trade talks between the two countries failed to produce a breakthrough and the subsequent threat by the US government it would impose new 10 percent tariffs on $300 billion worth Chinese goods starting from September. The timing of the decision just two months after the Treasury Department determined after six month’s analysis that China was not manipulating its currency betrays the real intention of the US government to use it as another means to pressure China. Even in terms of the criteria unilaterally set by the US Treasury, it is technically impossible for a country that wasn’t a manipulator only two months ago to suddenly become one. According to the US Treasury, a country is a currency manipulator if it has a large trade surplus with the US, has a current account surplus exceeding 3 percent of its GDP and is actively intervening in the currency market. China does not meet all those criteria. Its current account surplus as a proportion of GDP, for instance, has been declining continually, standing at 0.4 percent in 2018, thanks to its economic rebalancing efforts in the past decade. There will predictably not be major changes to that ratio this year. By politicizing the issue of currency manipulation, the US government has gone so far that it will disrupt the normal order of international monetary governance. It means Washington is willfully distorting its self-set rules to accuse other countries of something nonexistent and using that as an excuse to take actions against them. Such a unilateral, protectionist act, if unchecked, will create huge uncertainties for the world economy and global financial system, as reflected by the financial market turbulences across the world this week. — China Daily, Aug. 6



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alaska voices | Margie Beedle

Question begs to be answered Are moves to raise rates, scale back Pioneer Home cruel and unjust?


y mother lives at the Pioneer Home. I love my mother. And, so, this letter is fueled by more than a little emotion. My mother is in relatively good health. Relatively, because actually, unless we are actively dying, we are all in good health … relatively speaking. What we do with that good health is a daily musing for me. My mother puts a smile on her face in the morning and has a friendly greeting or a quick witticism for the people around her. I think about what I can do to support those around me, in my own way. She and I each have a little bit of power we can exercise in our day. Others have more power. I’ve watched closely this spring the issue of the budget and the rate increase for the pioneers at the homes across the state. I’ve tried to understand it. I’ve testified for HB 96, which mitigates the rate increase, and watched it gain bipartisan support and pass the House, to be taken up by the Senate next January. I’ve written to the commissioner of Department of Health and Social Services. I’ve given a statement at the Pioneer Home this June regarding the increase. Many others have done the same. They’ve given reasoned economic arguments and emotional appeals. They’ve pointed out the value of the people who live at the home, people who are being subjected to an enormous stress at a relatively vulnerable time in their lives. They’ve wondered aloud about our sense of humanity, and our identity as a state — that unwieldy

This week, I feel particularly powerless. Or maybe I should say, relatively powerless. My mother, and the others I’ve gotten to know and love at the Pioneer Home must feel relatively powerless, too. There is power in a veto, but also power in legislation, power in testimony … and the power of a smile. community that tries to come together to make decisions. And, then, last week, I learned that the rates will be increased after all, in just a few weeks. Furthermore, I learned our nurse practitioner would be moved from the Pioneer Home to an administrative role at the central office. At the home, she is integral to staff decisions and directly to patients’ care. In her absence, I wonder, who will be consulted when my mother might need a change in her meds. Will she see the doctor that she hasn’t seen in months, who isn’t specifically trained in geriatrics? Will the staff make a quick call to our former nurse practitioner at the central office, and will she be able to make a wise decision over the phone when she no longer is closely familiar with my mother? Will other residents be likewise burdened to travel to their doctors? Will their doctors be stressed with their care? Will the staff feel the burden of making the decision about when a resident should travel to see

his or her doctor, and the stress that trip may cause his or her system? Does it seem to anyone else that raising the rates at the same time as scaling back care in the Juneau Pioneer Home is particularly cruel and unjust? I have learned that our Pioneer Home is unique with the presence of our nurse practitioner. Would raising the rates be easier to stomach across the state if it was coupled with the addition of a fulltime nurse practitioner in all the homes? This week, I feel particularly powerless. Or maybe I should say, relatively powerless. My mother, and the others I’ve gotten to know and love at the Pioneer Home must feel relatively powerless, too. There is power in a veto, but also power in legislation, power in testimony … and the power of a smile. What else, I wonder, can I do with my power? I can let you see what I see. And, perhaps question what I question.

Rainforest decimation threatens whole plane


ne of the easiest ways to combat climate change is to stop tearing down old trees. This is why it is everyone’s problem that new Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro seems determined to chop away at the Amazon rainforest, the world’s greatest reserve of old-growth forest. According to a recent analysis in the New York Times, “enforcement actions by Brazil’s main environmental agency fell by 20 percent during the first six months of the year, compared with the same period in 2018.” Fines, warnings and the elimination of illegal equipment from preservation zones are among the measures Brazil’s authorities are doing less often. “The drop means that vast stretches of the rain forest can be torn down with less resistance from the nation’s authorities.” The result has been a loss of 1,330 square miles of rainforest since January, a loss rate that is some 40 percent higher than a year previous, according to Brazilian government records. Mr. Bolsonaro has called his own government’s information “lies,” stripped the environment ministry of authorities and slashed the environmental budget. When eight former environment ministers protested in May, current environment minister Ricardo Salles alleged that there is a “permanent and well-orchestrated defamation campaign by (nongovernmental organizations) and supposed experts, within and outside of Brazil.” In its reality denial, Mr. Bolsonaro’s brand of right-wing populism closely resembles that of President Trump. Both leaders stoke unfounded suspicions that environmental concerns represent foreign plots to undermine the domestic economy. Both are committed to breakneck resource extraction while dismissing expert warnings. And both lead nations with special responsibilities in the global fight against climate change. Global warming cannot be successfully addressed without the engagement of the United States, the world’s largest historical emitter of greenhouse gases and erstwhile leader. The Brazilian Amazon, meanwhile, is a unique natural treasure, its abundance of plant life inhaling and storing loads of planet-warming carbon dioxide day and night. Without “the world’s lungs,” life on the planet is doomed. Earlier this month, the journal Science published a paper finding that, if world leaders made reforestation a priority, the planet’s ecosystems could accommodate massive numbers of new trees — perhaps hundreds of billions more. True, reforestation advocates would no doubt have to compete with those who would use land for other purposes, particularly as the world population increases. Even so, the paper’s authors note, their work “highlights global tree restoration as our most effective climate change solution to date.” — The Washington Post, Aug. 5

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Barr defends police, takes swipe at progressive prosecutors By Michael Balsamo Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr staunchly defended the work of law enforcement Monday — promising to push for new legislation to swiftly carry out the death penalty for suspects who commit mass shootings or kill police officers, while also taking aim at prosecutors who “style themselves as ‘social justice’ reformers.” Barr, who had a tough-on-crime approach in his previous stint as the nation’s chief law enforcement officer in the early 1990s, lauded efforts to keep chronic offenders behind bars with long sentences. In his speech to the Fraternal Order of Police conference in New Orleans, he said that helped seriously cut down violent crime. He also said the government must have “zero tolerance” for suspects who resist the police and denounced protesters who threw water on New York City police a few weeks ago as “prancing punks.” That hardline stance, however, puts Barr at odds with today’s criminal justice reformers. While the tough-on-crime thinking was common among law enforcement officials in the early 1990s — as the

national violent crime rate peaked — many in the criminal justice field now favor rehabilitation instead of incarceration. President Donald Trump has pushed efforts to overhaul the criminal justice system, often touting bipartisan legislation he signed last year that gives judges more discretion in sentencing and eases mandatory minimum sentences. At the same time, the president has been an ardent defender of police — once telling officers in a speech they shouldn’t “be too nice” to suspects they arrest — and has a long history of advocating for the death penalty. Those positions tend to popular with the president’s conservative political base. In his speech, Barr praised federal prosecutors who have brought more cases against violent criminals and drug dealers in an effort to curb the opioid epidemic. But he added that more needs to be done, saying that most of the illegal drugs being trafficked into the U.S. are being brought in by Mexican drug organizations and other transnational gangs. “Obviously, the head of the snake is outside the United States,” he said. “We must destroy these cartels.” Barr took a hard swing at

prosecutors who don’t embrace the same tough-on-crime stance. He said appointing such progressive district attorneys is “demoralizing to law enforcement and dangerous to public safety” because they “spend their time undercutting the police, letting criminals off the hook, and refusing to enforce the law.” Across the U.S., some longtime prosecutors have been met by more reform-minded challengers, some of whom have vowed not to prosecute lower-level offenses, like drug possession and other misdemeanors. “So these cities are headed back to the days of revolving door justice,” Barr said. “The results will be predictable. More crime; more victims.” Barr promised that the Justice Department would propose legislation to expedite criminal cases against suspects charged in mass shootings and the killings of law enforcement officers, so they could face quick punishment, including the death penalty. “Punishment must be swift and certain,” Barr said. He also said there should be more of an appreciation for the work of law enforcement officers. “The ‘thin blue line’ is getting thinner,” he added.

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New rules to deny green cards to many legal immigrants By Colleen Long and Jill Colvin Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced Monday it is moving forward with one of its most aggressive steps yet to restrict legal immigration: Denying green cards to many migrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance. Federal law already requires those seeking to become permanent residents or gain legal status to prove they will not be a burden to the U.S. — a “public charge,” in government speak —but the new rules detail a broader range of programs that could disqualify them. It’s part of a dramatic overhaul of the nation’s immigration system that the administration has been working to put in place, despite legal pushback. While most attention has focused on President Donald Trump’s efforts to crack down on illegal immigration, including recent raids in Mississippi and the continued separation of migrant parents from their children, the new rules target people who entered the United States legally and are seeking permanent status. Trump is trying to move the U.S. toward a system that focuses on immigrants’ skills instead of

emphasizing the reunification of families. Under the new rules, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will now weigh whether applicants have received public assistance along with other factors such as education, income and health to determine whether to grant legal status. The rules will take effect in midOctober. They don’t apply to U.S. citizens, though immigrants related to the citizens may be subject to them. Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of Citizenship and Immigration Services, said the rule change will ensure those who come to the country don’t become a burden, though they pay taxes. “We want to see people coming to this country who are self-sufficient,” Cuccinelli said. “That’s a core principle of the American dream. It’s deeply embedded in our history, and particularly our history related to legal immigration.” Migrants make up a small percentage of those who get public benefits. In fact, many are ineligible for such benefits because of their immigration status. Immigrant rights groups strongly criticized the changes, warning the rules would scare immigrants away from asking for needed help. And they voiced concern the rules give officials too much authority to decide whether someone is likely to

need public assistance in the future. The Los Angeles-based National Immigration Law Center said it would file a lawsuit, calling the new rules an attempt to redefine the legal immigration system “in order to disenfranchise communities of color and favor the wealthy.” And David Skorton, president and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges said, “The consequences of this action will be to potentially exacerbate illnesses and increase the costs of care when their condition becomes too severe to ignore,” “This change will worsen existing health inequities and disparities, cause further harm to many underserved and vulnerable populations and increase costs to the health care system overall, which will affect all patients,” he said in a statement. Cuccinelli defended the move, insisting the administration was not rejecting long-held American values. Pressed on the Emma Lazarus poem emblazoned below the Statue of Liberty that reads: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” he told reporters at the White House: “I’m certainly not prepared to take anything down off the Statue of Liberty.” A new Pew Research Center survey released Monday found the American public is broadly critical

of the administration’s handling of the wave of migrants at the southern border, with nearly two-thirds of Americans — 65% — saying the federal government is doing a very bad or somewhat bad job. The survey found broad support for developing a pathway to legal status for immigrants living in the country illegally. On average, 544,000 people apply for green cards every year, with about 382,000 falling into categories that would be subject to the new review, according to the government. Guidelines in use since 1999 refer to a “public charge” as someone primarily dependent on cash assistance, income maintenance or government support. Under the new rules, the Department of Homeland Security has redefined a public charge as someone who is “more likely than not” to receive public benefits for more than 12 months within a 36-month period. If someone uses two benefits, that is counted as two months. And the definition has been broadened to include Medicaid, housing assistance and food assistance under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. Following publication of the proposed rules last fall, the Homeland Security Department received 266,000 public comments, more than triple the average number. It made a series of amendments to

the final rules as a result. For example, women who are pregnant and on Medicaid or who need public assistance will not be subject to the new rules during pregnancy or for 60 days after giving birth. The Medicare Part D low-income subsidy also won’t be considered a public benefit. And benefits received by children until the age of 21 won’t be considered. Nor will emergency medical assistance, school lunch programs, foster care or adoption, student loans and mortgages, food pantries, homeless shelters or disaster relief. Active U.S. military members are also exempt, as are refugees and asylum seekers. And the rules will not be applied retroactively, officials said. Green card hopefuls will be required to submit three years of federal tax returns in addition to a history of employment. If immigrants have private health insurance, that will weigh heavily in their favor. According to an Associated Press analysis of census data, low-income immigrants who are not citizens use Medicaid, food aid, cash assistance and Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, at a lower rate than comparable low-income native-born adults. Non-citizen immigrants represent 6.5% of those participating in Medicaid and 8.8% of those receiving food assistance.

Bolton says U.S. ready to negotiate post-Brexit trade pact Associated Press

LONDON — The United States is ready to negotiate a post-Brexit trade deal with the U.K. “in pieces” to help speed the process as Britain prepares to leave the European Union on Oct. 31, National Security Adviser John Bolton said Monday. Bolton told reporters after meeting with British Prime Minister

Boris Johnson in London that a piecemeal approach to trade negotiations was “not unprecedented” and talks between the U.S. and the U.K. could start with areas where the two sides are likely to agree. “I think here we see the importance and urgency of doing as much as we can agree on as rapidly as possible,” he said. Johnson’s office said the prime

minister and U.S. President Donald Trump’s adviser “spoke about Brexit and a range of other issues including Iran, Hong Kong and 5G” network security. Bolton suggested that discussing issues such as U.S. sanctions on Iran and a ban of Chinese tech giant Huawei could wait until after Brexit. British newspapers reported in May that the U.K. National Security

Council, which meets in private, had agreed to let Huawei participate in some aspects of Britain’s new 5G wireless communications network. The United States has been lobbying Britain and other allies to exclude Huawei from their 5G networks, insisting that the Chinese government could force the tech company to give it backdoor access to data.

But the British government has insisted no decision has been made about the use of Huawei’s equipment in the U.K. Bolton said it was an honor for him to meet with Johnson. “We have a strong commitment to deepening the U.S-UK Special Relationship and working together to address global security issues,” Bolton said in a tweet.


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Biles soars to 6th US championship By Will Graves AP Sports Writer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The choice was entirely hers. Only there really wasn’t of one for Simone Biles to make. Sure, she could have taken her triple-twisting double-flip (aka “the triple-double”) out of her floor exercise routine during the final night of the U.S. women’s gymnastics championships on Sunday. She surely didn’t need it to assure herself of another national title.

Still, even as her coach Laurent Landi left the option up to her after the Olympic champion’s bid to become the first woman to complete the tripledouble in competition came up a bit short on Friday, he knew the answer. Spend enough time in the gym around the 22-year-old who is redefining what’s possible in her sport one exhilarating routine at a time and it quickly becomes evident that sidestepping a challenge isn’t really her thing. So she threw it at the end of her first tumbling pass, fueled by adrenaline,

ambition and otherworldly skill. When the dizzying combination ended with her feet firmly on the floor — if barely in bounds — the jolt through the packed arena was palpable. The smile on her face unmistakable. And the competition — just like it has been for six years and counting whenever Biles is involved — was over. The triple-double served as the exclamation point on her sixth national championship. Her two-day total of 118.500 was nearly five points clear of 16-year-old Sunisa Lee in second and more almost seven points

ahead of third-place finisher Grace McCallum. Yet Biles doesn’t pay too much attention to the margin or her scores for that matter. She’s been a fixture atop the podium for six years and counting. Attempting to find the boundaries of her immense talent is what drives her. It’s why she got so angry after putting both hands down as she tried to land the triple-double on Friday. It’s why she never thought about ditching it on Sunday. And it’s why she sneaked a peek at her phone while rotating

from floor to balance beam, typically a no-no during a meet. Well, at least for anyone not named Simone Biles. “I wanted to see how it looked,” she said. Here’s a word: historic. “It’s like she hit a hole in one and we were all there,” USA Gymnastics high performance director Tom Forster said. “It’s a big deal and we all know it. No one in the world has done it before in the women and actually, she does it better than most of the men who have done it. She should be super excited about that.”

Reed captures FedEx opener By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — The harder he worked, the farther Patrick Reed felt he was falling behind. That’s when the people around him sought drastic measures by making him leave his golf clubs alone for 10 whole days. Recharged from his pre-summer break, Reed finally found the result he was looking for Sunday in The Northern Trust, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. He delivered key shots on three straight holes on the back nine at Liberty National — two for birdie, one for par — to overtake Jon Rahm, hold off Abraham Ancer, close with a 2-under 69 and win the FedEx Cup opener. It was his first victory in 16 months over 41 tournaments worldwide dating to the 2018 Masters. “The longer that time period is in between wins, it just makes it tougher,” Reed said. “I was pushing too hard and was trying harder and all of a sudden, it was going the wrong direction. My team was smart enough to tell me to back off, shut it down and reset and get clear, because we can finish the year right. We can get a

couple Ws, and no better place that starting the first week of the playoffs.” Points are quadrupled in the PGA Tour postseason, so the victory vaulted Reed from No. 50 to No. 2. His place in the Tour Championship is secure. His odds of the $15 million prize are greatly increased. It still wasn’t enough for him to get in the top eight qualifiers for the Presidents Cup, to be decided after next week. Reed went to No. 12 and he would have to win the BMW Championship next week to qualify. Even so, it was the kind of victory to at least get the attention of U.S. captain Tiger Woods. Reed finished at 16-under 268 and won for the seventh time in his career on the PGA Tour. Ancer felt like a winner when it was over. He also played bogey-free over the final 12 holes, and his birdie on the 17th gave him hope. But his approach to the 18th came down below a ridge, and his long birdie putt to force a playoff went some 6 feet by the cup. He made that to finish alone in second, his best PGA Tour finish. That was enough to send him from No. 67 to No. 8, with more perks that he could count.

Confident Harvick triumphs in Michigan By Larry Lage AP Sports Writer

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Kevin Harvick is so confident in his talent and team he doesn’t get excited when he wins. “It’s more of an expectation,” Harvick said. He raced to the 47th NASCAR Cup victory of his career and his second in less than a month Sunday, pulling away from the pack to win at Michigan International Speedway for the second straight year. With just three races before the playoffs, the timing of his latest strong performance may help him win a second championship. “Hopefully, we’re peaking at the right time,” he said. Late in the race, the Stewart-Haas Racing driver created a cushion between his Ford and the competition and finished more than a second ahead of Denny Hamlin. “Nothing I could really do,” said Hamlin, who drove a Toyota-powered car for Joe Gibbs Racing. “Didn’t have enough speed.” Kyle Larson was third, more than 16 seconds behind Harvick. He was followed by Martin Truex Jr., Daniel Suarez and pointsleader Kyle Busch. Seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson will have

to close the regular season strong to extend his streak of earning a spot in every postseason since the format was created 15 years ago. He started the race tied for the 16th and final spot in the playoffs and slipped to 18th. Johnson had an early setback, making contact with a wall on Lap 15 that damaged his right rear quarter panel and tire, and finished 34th. Johnson was several laps back for much of the race, but got a break potentially in the playoff race when Clint Bowyer was knocked out of the race after Paul Menard appeared to bump him. Bowyer began the day 15th in the playoff standings and finished 37th at MIS, putting him in 16th in the race for the final spot. Ryan Newman, who started the day tied with Johnson in the playoff standings , was 12th in the 38-car field and that was good enough to move him up to 15th. Pole-sitter Brad Keselowski was 19th, extending his winless streak to 21 at the track about 70 miles from his hometown in suburban Detroit. Keselowski got off to a strong start and led for a race-high 66 laps, but a flat tire during the second stage set off sparks behind him and was a setback he couldn’t overcome.

Sprint car driver Geoff Clark chases the lapped car of Dave Stephens on Saturday at Twin City Raceway in Kenai. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Young, old shine at raceway By Joey Klecka Peninsula Clarion

In leaving the field in his dust, 15-year-old Clay Petersen of Seward continued to prove Saturday night at Twin City Raceway that he may have a bright future in dirt racing. In doing the same in the Sprint Car races, track veteran Geoff Clark continued to prove that he can still whip them on any given night, even after 25 years of racing. It was that sort of contrast between the A-Stocks and Sprint Cars that slung dirt at Twin City — youth vs. experience, young talent vs. been there, done that. Along with the newer division Dollar Stocks, the A-Stock and Sprint Car drivers comprised the only three divisions of racing Saturday night, which was originally scheduled to hold the “Dirty Thirty” 30-lap Legends car race. However, none of the Legends regulars showed up to race, committing their time instead to the Alaska Raceway Park paved oval in Palmer over the weekend. But a fun time and tense racing was still on offer at Twin City. In the A-Stocks, Petersen won two out of three races, taking the first heat and the 20-lap feature win. Jeremy Herr grabbed the second heat victory driving the No. 1/5 car. Petersen has shown a lot of speed this year, his inaugural season at Twin City, and has kept the more experienced crowd chasing him. “He’s doing amazing,” said fellow A-Stock racer Bridgette Attleson, driver of the No. 5 car. “You’ve got these young guys out there, and of course you don’t want them to beat you, but it’s fun to see that they have no fear, and they want to stay ahead of us. “My feelings are hurt in no way.”

Seward racer Clay Petersen finds another gear and stays in the lead after spinning into the inside dirt berm Saturday at Twin City Raceway in Kenai. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Peterson is joined by fellow teenage racers Mady Stichal and Gracie Bass in bringing the youthful vibe this year, and all three showcased their skills Saturday. Bass, 16, took second place in the first heat behind Petersen, and Stichal, 15, was second in the heat race No. 2, only behind Herr. Petersen has regularly been one of the fastest A-Stock drivers. “I definitely did not expect it to go as well as it did,” Petersen said. “The goal coming into the season was one heat or something.” “His goal was to not finish last in points,” interjected his father Todd Petersen. Petersen and his family recently made the trip up from Seward to Kenai on three consecutive days for Progress Days weekend, which was completely rained out. Instead of complaining about it, the Petersens returned to their home base and kept working on making the No. 53 car faster. But something went awry with the carburetor in the second heat, leaving Petersen in fourth. He said under yellow flag conditions, the

car was showing symptoms of dying out, leaving him to deal with the problem on his own. “I had one foot on the brake and one on the gas at 2,000 RPM, so it wouldn’t putput-put and die,” Petersen explained. “Once we were up to speed, it was OK.” In the 20-lap A-Stock feature, Petersen took off on every restart to claim the victory. The Seward racer had to contend with three yellow flags, due to spinouts, including two from Stichal. In the Sprint Car races, it was experience winning the day as 25-year Twin City Raceway veteran Geoff Clark swept all three races to dominate the field. As the two-time defending Sprint champion, Clark had his way with the field on Saturday, ripping around the turns in his green No. 3 machine. Clark said he believes he is trailing in points to fellow Sprint driver Elton McGahan, and said his goal is to overtake McGahan in the title race and win his third straight. “I’m aiming for Elton

McGahan,” Clark said. “I want to beat him on the track.” Clark first had to deal with his own engine issues midrace when he experienced a spark plug foul out, leading to an ominous popping sound as the race car dove into the turns. “I was nervous thinking they were right behind me,” Clark said of the field. “I was going to slow and backing off … once it cleared up I thought OK, I’ll hold my foot down and roll the brake instead of backing off.” Eventually, the problem cleared itself out and Clark was able to continue the dominating run. Dollar Stocks were dominated by the No. 555 car of Johnny Gomulak, who won all three races. Gomulak had strong competition in Alex Clevinger, who put a fight in the No. 72 car. Dollar Stocks debuted this season with the catch that race vehicles must be valued at $500 or lower in order to compete, resulting in a rowdy bunch of aspiring racers and drivers just looking to have a fun time.

Peninsula Clarion

Tuesday, August 13, 2019


Santana’s homer in 9th lifts Indians past Red Sox By The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Carlos Santana homered leading off the ninth inning to send the Cleveland Indians to a 6-5 win over the fast-fading Boston Red Sox on Monday night and back into first-place in the AL Central. After the Red Sox tied it in

the top of the inning, Santana connected on a 2-2 pitch from Marcus Walden (7-2), driving it barely over the wall in left to give the Indians their biggest win this season.

Turner and Matt Adams homered, Erick Fedde pitched well after allowing a solo shot on the game’s first pitch and depleted Washington held on to edge Cincinnati.




TORONTO — Brandon Drury hit his first career grand slam, Justin Smoak had a tworun homer among his three extra-base hits, and Toronto routed Texas. Bo Bichette had the first four-hit game of his career and Randal Grichuk had three hits, including a solo homer,

scoreboard Golf Northern Trust Scores Sunday At Liberty National Golf Club Jersey City, N.J. Purse: $9.25 million Yardage: 7,370; Par: 71 Final Round Individual FedExCup Points in parentheses P. Reed (2,000), $1,665,000 66-66-67-69—268 A. Ancer (1,200), $999,000 67-65-68-69—269 Jon Rahm (650), $536,500 64-68-69-69—270 H. Varner III (650), $536,500 67-67-68-68—270 Adam Scott (440), $370,000 68-69-69-65—271 Rory McIlroy (355), $299,469 65-68-70-69—272 L. Oosthuizen (355), $299,469 68-65-70-69—272 B. Snedeker (355), $299,469 71-67-63-71—272 Jordan Spieth (355), $299,469 67-64-74-67—272 Ian Poulter (290), $240,500 68-66-71-68—273 Justin Rose (290), $240,500 65-68-69-71—273 Patrick Cantlay (227), $175,750 70-67-70-67—274 Kevin Kisner (227), $175,750 64-70-72-68—274 Jason Kokrak (227), $175,750 68-70-70-66—274 Troy Merritt (227), $175,750 62-70-72-70—274 A. Putnam (227), $175,750 69-64-74-67—274 Justin Thomas (227), $175,750 67-68-71-68—274 W. Clark (188), $129,500 67-66-73-69—275 Ryan Moore (188), $129,500 68-72-67-68—275 Webb Simpson (188), $129,500 65-73-67-70—275 C. Champ (164), $103,600 71-70-66-69—276 Corey Conners (164), $103,600 66-71-70-69—276 Billy Horschel (164), $103,600 72-67-67-70—276 B. DeChambeau (133), $74,925 68-68-71-70—277 Dustin Johnson (133), $74,925 63-67-74-73—277 C.T. Pan (133), $74,925 68-67-72-70—277 Adam Schenk (133), $74,925 67-72-71-67—277 Kevin Tway (133), $74,925 68-73-71-65—277 Danny Willett (133), $74,925 66-70-66-75—277 Branden Grace (93), $53,766 68-73-71-66—278 Andrew Landry (93), $53,766 68-67-73-70—278 Joaquin Niemann (93), $53,766 70-71-71-66—278 Vaughn Taylor (93), $53,766 69-68-73-68—278 Tony Finau (93), $53,766 65-73-70-70—278 Matt Jones (93), $53,766 67-71-68-72—278 Brooks Koepka (93), $53,766 70-69-69-70—278 H. Matsuyama (93), $53,766 68-68-70-72—278 Byeong Hun An (64), $39,775 73-66-68-72—279 Max Homa (64), $39,775 66-71-67-75—279 Sungjae Im (64), $39,775 67-68-76-68—279 Chez Reavie (64), $39,775 66-74-69-70—279 Jhonattan Vegas (64), $39,775 72-69-71-67—279 Ryan Armour (41), $27,565 70-68-70-72—280 T. Fleetwood (41), $27,565 69-72-69-70—280 Dylan Frittelli (41), $27,565 69-67-75-69—280 Lucas Glover (41), $27,565 71-68-72-69—280 Chesson Hadley (41), $27,565 66-72-73-69—280 Adam Hadwin (41), $27,565 67-71-73-69—280 Sebastián Muñoz (41), $27,565 70-69-68-73—280 Rory Sabbatini (41), $27,565 68-73-71-68—280 Aaron Wise (41), $27,565 68-73-71-68—280 Brian Harman (25), $21,354 68-71-70-72—281 J.B. Holmes (25), $21,354 70-71-69-71—281 Collin Morikawa (25), $21,354 71-70-72-68—281 Gary Woodland (25), $21,354 73-68-71-69—281 Jim Furyk (25), $21,354 72-66-69-74—281 Shane Lowry (25), $21,354 69-67-72-73—281 Brian Stuard (25), $21,354 66-69-70-76—281 Tyrrell Hatton (19), $20,165 69-69-72-72—282 Russell Henley (19), $20,165 69-70-70-73—282 J.T. Poston (19), $20,165 67-70-70-75—282 Cameron Smith (19), $20,165 67-74-70-71—282 Nick Watney (19), $20,165 71-69-71-71—282 Keegan Bradley (16), $19,425 70-69-72-72—283 Keith Mitchell (16), $19,425 70-70-71-72—283 Roger Sloan (16), $19,425 68-70-71-74—283 Joel Dahmen (13), $18,778 67-69-75-73—284 M. Hughes (13), $18,778 73-68-70-73—284 Carlos Ortiz (13), $18,778 67-74-73-70—284 Scott Piercy (13), $18,778 71-70-71-72—284 K. Aphibarnrat (11), $17,945 67-73-76-69—285 Talor Gooch (11), $17,945 74-67-72-72—285 Phil Mickelson (11), $17,945 72-66-75-72—285 Kyle Stanley (11), $17,945 69-70-72-74—285 Matthew Wolff (11), $17,945 69-71-72-73—285 Scott Brown (10), $17,390 70-69-77-71—287 Charley Hoffman (9), $16,928 74-67-75-72—288 Luke List (9), $16,928 69-70-76-73—288 Kevin Na (9), $16,928 69-67-72-80—288 Ryan Palmer (9), $16,928 70-67-78-73—288 Danny Lee (8), $16,465 70-69-73-77—289 Francesco Molinari (7), $16,280 69-72-75-74—290 Martin Laird (7), $16,095 71-70-75-75—291 Si Woo Kim (6), $15,910 70-71-76-76—293

Racing NASCAR Monster Energy Consumers Energy 400 Results Sunday At Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Mich. Lap length: 2 miles Starting position in parentheses 1. (2) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 200 laps. 2. (14) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 200. 3. (17) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 200. 4. (15) Martin Truex Jr, Toyota, 200. 5. (11) Daniel Suarez, Ford, 200. 6. (22) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 200. 7. (29) Ryan Preece, Chevrolet, 200. 8. (3) William Byron, Chevrolet, 200. 9. (6) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 200. 10. (4) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 200. 11. (21) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 200. 12. (20) Ryan Newman, Ford, 200. 13. (37) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 200. 14. (25) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 200. 15. (9) Paul Menard, Ford, 200. 16. (24) David Ragan, Ford, 200. 17. (8) Joey Logano, Ford, 200. 18. (16) Erik Jones, Toyota, 200. 19. (1) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 200. 20. (27) Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota, 200. 21. (31) Corey LaJoie, Ford, 200. 22. (23) Michael McDowell, Ford, 200. 23. (13) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 200. 24. (7) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 200. 25. (19) Matt Tifft, Ford, 199. 26. (38) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, 199. 27. (26) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet, 199. 28. (18) Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Ford, 199. 29. (30) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 198. 30. (28) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 196. 31. (32) Quin Houff, Chevrolet, 196. 32. (33) Austin Theriault, Ford, 194. 33. (12) Aric Almirola, Ford, 193. 34. (10) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 192. 35. (35) Garrett Smithley, Chevrolet, 192. 36. (34) Cody Ware, Ford, 191. 37. (5) Clint Bowyer, Ford, Accident, 139. 38. (36) Spencer Boyd, Ford, Accident, 123.

Average Speed of Race Winner: 149.084 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 40 minutes, 59 seconds. Margin of Victory: 1.054 seconds. Caution Flags: 6 for 24 laps. Lead Changes: 19 among 8 drivers. Lap Leaders: B. Keselowski 1-39; D. Hamlin 40-44; M. Truex Jr 45-55; D. Hamlin 56; M. Truex Jr 57-63; B. Keselowski 64-81; M. Truex Jr 82; B. Keselowski 83-90; M. Truex Jr 91-108; B. Keselowski 109; K. Harvick 110-113; M. Truex Jr 114-119; K. Busch 120-122; K. Busch 123-126; J. Logano 127-141; K. Busch 142; J. Logano 143-150; R. Blaney 151-153; J. Logano 154-182; K. Harvick 183-200. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): Brad Keselowski 4 times for 66 laps; Joey Logano 3 times for 52 laps; Martin Truex Jr 5 times for 43 laps; Kevin Harvick 2 times for 22 laps; Denny Hamlin 2 times for 6 laps; Kurt Busch 2 times for 5 laps; Ryan Blaney 1 time for 3 laps; Kyle Busch 1 time for 3 laps.

15-2), 3:05 p.m. Texas (Lynn 14-7) at Toronto (Pannone 2-5), 3:07 p.m. Boston (Sale 6-11) at Cleveland (Clevinger 7-2), 3:10 p.m. Seattle (Kikuchi 4-8) at Detroit (Boyd 6-8), 3:10 p.m. Houston (Cole 14-5) at Chicago White Sox (Nova 7-9), 4:10 p.m., 2nd game Minnesota (Perez 8-5) at Milwaukee (Anderson 5-2), 4:10 p.m. St. Louis (Flaherty 5-6) at Kansas City (Sparkman 3-7), 4:15 p.m. Oakland (Anderson 10-7) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 7-7), 5:45 p.m. Pittsburgh (Williams 4-5) at L.A. Angels (Canning 4-6), 6:07 p.m. Tampa Bay (McKay 2-2) at San Diego (Lauer 6-8), 6:10 p.m. All Times ADT

NL Standings

Soccer MLS Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA Philadelphia 13 7 6 45 48 38 Atlanta 13 9 3 42 43 30 D.C. United 10 7 9 39 34 32 New York City FC 10 5 8 38 41 31 New York 11 10 4 37 43 38 New England 9 9 7 34 37 44 Montreal 10 13 3 33 36 47 Toronto FC 9 10 6 33 39 41 Orlando City 8 11 6 30 33 34 Chicago 7 10 9 30 38 37 Columbus 7 14 5 26 27 39 Cincinnati 5 17 3 18 25 57 WESTERN CONFERENCE Los Angeles FC 17 3 4 55 65 25 Seattle 11 7 6 39 38 34 Minnesota United 11 8 5 38 42 35 San Jose 11 8 5 38 41 36 LA Galaxy 12 11 1 37 31 36 Real Salt Lake 11 9 4 37 35 32 FC Dallas 10 9 6 36 36 31 Portland 10 9 4 34 38 34 Houston 9 13 3 30 35 41 Sporting Kansas City 7 10 7 28 37 43 Colorado 7 12 5 26 41 49 Vancouver 5 12 9 24 26 45 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. Sunday, August 11 Atlanta 2, New York City FC 1 Philadelphia 2, Houston 1 D.C. United 2, LA Galaxy 1 Los Angeles FC 4, New York 2 Wednesday, August 14 Sporting Kansas City at Orlando City, 3:30 p.m. Colorado at Minnesota United, 4 p.m. Seattle at Real Salt Lake, 6 p.m. FC Dallas at LA Galaxy, 6:30 p.m. Chicago at Portland, 7 p.m. All Times ADT

Basketball WNBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB Washington 17 7 .708 — Connecticut 16 8 .667 1 Chicago 14 10 .583 3 Indiana 9 16 .360 8½ New York 8 15 .348 8½ Atlanta 5 19 .208 12 WESTERN CONFERENCE Las Vegas 16 9 .640 — Los Angeles 15 8 .652 — Seattle 14 11 .560 2 Minnesota 12 12 .500 3½ Phoenix 11 12 .478 4 Dallas 7 17 .292 8½ Sunday’s Games Seattle 84, New York 69 Washington 101, Minnesota 78 Los Angeles 84, Chicago 81 Las Vegas 89, Connecticut 81 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Minnesota at New York, 3 p.m. Atlanta at Las Vegas, 6 p.m.

East Division Atlanta Washington New York Philadelphia Miami Central Division Chicago St. Louis Milwaukee Cincinnati Pittsburgh West Division Los Angeles Arizona San Francisco San Diego Colorado

W L 70 50 63 55 61 57 60 58 44 73

Pct GB .583 — .534 6 .517 8 .508 9 .376 24½

64 61 62 56 49

54 55 57 61 69

.542 — .526 2 .521 2½ .479 7½ .415 15

79 60 59 55 53

41 59 60 63 66

.658 — .504 18½ .496 19½ .466 23 .445 25½

Sunday’s Games Atlanta 5, Miami 4 Chicago Cubs 6, Cincinnati 3 Washington 7, N.Y. Mets 4 Texas 1, Milwaukee 0 St. Louis 11, Pittsburgh 9 Colorado 8, San Diego 3 L.A. Dodgers 9, Arizona 3 San Francisco 9, Philadelphia 6 Monday’s Games Washington 7, Cincinnati 6 Arizona 8, Colorado 6 Pittsburgh 10, L.A. Angels 2 Tampa Bay 10, San Diego 4 Tuesday’s Games Chicago Cubs (Quintana 10-7) at Philadelphia (Vargas 6-6), 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Wood 1-0) at Washington (Ross 2-3), 3:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 11-2) at Miami (Yamamoto 4-3), 3:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Wheeler 9-6) at Atlanta (Fried 13-4), 3:20 p.m. Minnesota (Perez 8-5) at Milwaukee (Anderson 5-2), 4:10 p.m. St. Louis (Flaherty 5-6) at Kansas City (Sparkman 3-7), 4:15 p.m. Arizona (Gallen 2-3) at Colorado (Gray 10-8), 4:40 p.m. Oakland (Anderson 10-7) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 7-7), 5:45 p.m. Pittsburgh (Williams 4-5) at L.A. Angels (Canning 4-6), 6:07 p.m. Tampa Bay (McKay 2-2) at San Diego (Lauer 6-8), 6:10 p.m. All Times ADT Yankees 8, Orioles 5 Baltimore New York

101 001 020—5 7 0 410 011 10x—8 8 0

Ynoa, Kline (7), Yacabonis (8) and Severino; Paxton, Kahnle (7), Cessa (8), Britton (8), Chapman (9) and Sanchez. W_Paxton 8-6. L_Ynoa 1-7. Sv_Chapman (32). HRs_Baltimore, Santander (10), Mancini (29). New York, Gregorius (9), Torres (26), Urshela (18), Maybin (8). Yankees 11, Orioles 8 Baltimore New York

All Times ADT

003 000 302—8 9 1 310 133 00x—11 12 0

Blach, Phillips (5), Eshelman (6) and Sisco; Green, Mantiply (2), Lail (5), Cortes Jr. (8), Ottavino (9) and Romine. W_Mantiply 1-0. L_Blach 0-1. Sv_Ottavino (2). HRs_Baltimore, Alberto (7), Mancini (29). New York, Torres 2 (26), Ford (4). Blue Jays 19, Rangers 4


Texas Toronto

AL Standings East Division New York Tampa Bay Boston Toronto Baltimore Central Division Cleveland Minnesota Chicago Kansas City Detroit West Division Houston Oakland Texas Los Angeles Seattle

W 79 70 62 50 39

L 41 50 59 72 80

Pct GB .658 — .583 9 .512 17½ .410 30 .328 39½

72 47 71 47 52 64 43 76 35 80

.605 — .602 ½ .448 18½ .361 29 .304 35

77 67 59 58 48

.653 — .568 10 .500 18 .483 20 .403 29½

41 51 59 62 71

Sunday’s Games Baltimore 8, Houston 7 L.A. Angels 5, Boston 4, 10 innings N.Y. Yankees 1, Toronto 0 Kansas City 10, Detroit 2 Cleveland 7, Minnesota 3, 10 innings Oakland 2, Chicago White Sox 0 Texas 1, Milwaukee 0 Tampa Bay 1, Seattle 0 Monday’s Games Houston at Chicago White Sox, ppd. N.Y. Yankees 8, Baltimore 5, 1st game N.Y. Yankees 11, Baltimore 8, 2nd game Toronto 19, Texas 4 Cleveland 6, Boston 5 Pittsburgh 10, L.A. Angels 2 Tampa Bay 10, San Diego 4 Tuesday’s Games Houston (Greinke 11-4) at Chicago White Sox (Cease 2-4), 12:40 p.m., 1st game Baltimore (Means 8-7) at N.Y. Yankees (German

010 000 201—4 8 0 023 822 02x—19 21 0

Jurado, Sampson (4), B.Martin (5), Chavez (6), Montero (7), Mathis (8) and Trevino; Ramirez, Stewart (2), Boshers (7), Shafer (8) and Jansen. W_ Stewart 2-0. L_Jurado 6-8. HRs_Texas, Mazara (16), Odor (21), Calhoun (10). Toronto, Drury (14), Smoak (19), Grichuk (21), Jansen (11). Indians 6, Red Sox 5 Boston Cleveland

010 200 101—5 12 0 203 000 001—6 12 0

Rodriguez, Hernandez (7), Walden (8) and C.Vazquez; Plesac, Wood (6), Clippard (6), Wittgren (8), O.Perez (8), Hand (9) and R.Perez. W_Hand 6-3. L_Walden 7-2. HRs_Boston, Bradley Jr. (13), Martinez (28). Cleveland, Ramirez (17), Reyes (1), Santana (26). Pirates 10, Angels 2 Pittsburgh Los Angeles

312 012 001—10 13 1 000 110 000—2 9 3

Keller, Stratton (6), F.Vazquez (9) and Stallings; Suarez, Rodriguez (4), L.Garcia (8), JC Ramirez (9) and Stassi. W_Keller 1-1. L_Suarez 2-4. HRs_Pittsburgh, Bell (30), Newman (7), Reynolds (12), Stallings (4). Rays 10, Padres 4 Tampa Bay San Diego

201 000 340—10 14 2 110 000 002—4 9 0

Castillo, Pruitt (2), Roe (6), Drake (7), Kittredge (9) and d’Arnaud; Lucchesi, Perdomo (5), Wingenter (7), Edwards Jr. (8), Strahm (8), Kinsler (9) and Mejia. W_Pruitt 2-0. L_Lucchesi 7-7. HRs_Tampa Bay, Garcia (17). San Diego, Kinsler (9). Nationals 7, Reds 6 Cincinnati Washington

110 000 022—6 11 0 300 300 10x—7 11 0

DeSclafani, Gausman (5), Hughes (7) and Barnhart; Fedde, Guerra (7), Rainey (8), Doolittle (9) and Suzuki. W_Fedde 3-2. L_DeSclafani 7-7. Sv_Doolittle (27). HRs_Cincinnati, Ervin (3), Aquino (8), Winker (16). Washington, Adams (18), Turner (11). Diamondbacks 8, Rockies 6 Arizona Colorado

001 204 100—8 11 0 400 110 000—6 11 0

M.Kelly, Chafin (6), Hirano (6), McFarland (7), Bradley (9) and C.Kelly; Lambert, McGee (6), Bettis (6), Diaz (7), W.Davis (8), Shaw (9) and Wolters. W_M. Kelly 8-12. L_Bettis 1-6. Sv_Bradley (4). HRs_Arizona, Lamb (5), Ahmed (13), Kelly (17). Colorado, McMahon (13), Story (27).


BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Optioned RHP Branden Kliine to Norfolk (IL). Recalled RHPs Jimmy Yacabonis and Evan Phillips and LHP Ty Blach from Norfolk. “ Returned RHP Jimmy Yacabonis to Norfolk. Optioned RHP Evan Phillips to Norfolk. BOSTON RED SOX — Placed INF Michael Chavis on the 10-day IL. Optioned RHP Ryan Weber to Pawtucket (IL). Recalled RHP Travis Lakins and INF Marco Hernández from Pawtucket. CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Optioned RHP Jose Ruiz to Charlotte (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANS — Sent OF Bradley Zimmer to the AZL Indians Blue for a rehab assignment. DETROIT TIGERS — Placed OF JaCoby Jones on the 10-day IL, retroactive to Friday. Recalled SS Ronny Rodriguez from Toledo (IL). LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Placed RHP Justin Anderson on 10 Day IL, retroactive to Saturday. Recalled RHP Jose Rodriguez from Salt Lake. NEW YORK YANKEES — Recalled 2B Breyvic Valera from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL) as 26th man. Returned INF Breyvic Valera to Scranton/WilkesBarre. Optioned LHP Joe Mantiply and RHP Brady Lail to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Sent C Josh Phegley to Las Vegas (PCL) for a rehab assignment. NEW YORK YANKEES — Optioned LHP Joe Mantiply and RHP Brady Lail to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. SEATTLE MARINERS — Sent RHP Dan Altavilla to Everett (NWL) for a rehab assignment. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — RHP David Paulino cleared release waivers. Recalled OF Billy McKinney from Buffalo (IL). National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Optioned LHP Robby Scott to Reno (PCL). Reinstated RHP Matt Andriese from the 10-day IL. Purchased the contract of outfielder Josh Rojas from Triple-A Reno. CINCINNATI REDS — Released RHP David Hernandez. Signed 1B Samir Duenez and RHP Junichi Tazawa to minor league contracts. Claimed INF Freddy Galvis off waivers from Toronto. MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Sent LHP Brent Suter to San Antonio (PCL) for a rehab assignment. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Sent C Francisco Cervelli to Altoona (EL) and RHP Rookie Davis to Indianapolis (IL) for rehab assignments. Recalled RHP Mitch Keller from Indianapolis. Placed RHP Richard Rodriguez on 10-day IL. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Designated RHP Ryan Dull for assignment. Claimed RHP Burch Smith off waivers from Milwaukee and assigned him to Sacramento (PCL). Signed RHP Carlos Torres to a minor league contract. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Optioned OF Andrew Stevenson to Harrisburg (EL). Reinsted INF Howie Kendrick from the 10-day IL. FOOTBALL National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS — Claimed LB Jeff Holland off waivers from Denver. ATLANTA FALCONS — Traded TE Eric Saubert to New England for a conditional draft pick. DETROIT LIONS — Released CB Marcus Cooper Sr. Signed CB Jamar Summers. GREEN BAY PACKERS — Signed FB Tommy Bohanon. MIAMI DOLPHINS — Waived/injured DE Jonathan Woodard. Signed LB Terrance Smith. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Named Andrew Miller chief operating officer, effective Sept. 1. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Released DB D’Angelo Ross. Re-signed OL Cole Croston. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS— Signed T Sam Young. Placed T Shon Coleman on IR. TENNESSEE TITANS — Waived/injured LB Jordan Williams. Agreed to terms with LB James Folston. Canadian Football League TORONTO ARGONAUTS — Traded DE Shawn Lemon to British Columbia for DT Davon Coleman and a conditional 2020 eighth-round draft pick. HOCKEY National Hockey League CAROLINA HURRICANES — Signed president and general manager Don Waddell to a contract extension. OLYMPIC SPORTS USADA — Announced American karate athlete Joane Orbon accepted a nine-month sanction after testing positive for a prohibited substance from a contaminated supplement. SOCCER U.S. SOCCER — Named Earnie Stewart sporting director and Kate Markgraf general manager of the women’s national team. Major League Soccer LOS ANGELES FC — Acquired D Diego Palacios from Aucas (Primera Categoría Serie A-Ecuador) with targeted allocation money NEW YORK RED BULLS — Named Ryan Brooks senior manager/academy business operations and Sam Gough welfare officer for Red Bulls Academy. REAL SALT LAKE — Terminated the contract of coach Mike Petke. Promoted assistant coach Freddy Juarez to interim head coach for the remainder of the season. SEATTLE SOUNDERS — Transferred M Henry Wingo to Molde (Eliteserien-Norway). USL Championship ORANGE COUNTY — Signed M Francis Jacobs. COLLEGE CONFERENCE CAROLINAS — Officially added Chowan as a full member. BUCKNELL — Named Tammy Cecchini women’s tennis coach. EAST CAROLINA — Named Robbie Fields assistant women’s golf coach. HAMLINE — Named Spencer Jones men’s and women’s tennis coach. SHENANDOAH — Named Jason Cole men’s and women’s tennis coach. WILLIAM PENN — Announced the addition of men’s and women’s shotgun sports, to begin in the 2020-21 academic year. YALE — Named Kiley Anderson volunteer assistant women’s lacrosse coach.

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as the Blue Jays won for the 10th time in 15 games.

YANKEES 8, ORIOLES 5; YANKEES 11, ORIOLES 8 NEW YORK — Gleyber Torres hit three more home runs, including a pair of three-run drives in the night game that gave him 13 of New York’s record 59 long balls against Baltimore this season, and the Yankees completed a doubleheader sweep. The Yankees’ winning streak against the Orioles is 14 games. Gio Urshela had six hits in the twinbill, including a 461-foot homer in the opener.

DIAMONDBACKS 8, ROCKIES 6 DENVER — Jake Lamb, Nick Ahmed and Carson Kelly homered during a four-run sixth inning and Arizona beat Colorado. Over the course of 13 pitches, Arizona went from trailing 6-3 to leading 7-6. Lamb started the comeback with a solo shot off reliever Jake McGee. Ahmed later hit a two-run homer and Kelly followed with a solo shot off Chad Bettis (1-6). It was the Diamondbacks’ 27th comeback win

of the season and keeps them in the thick of the wild-card chase.

PIRATES 10, ANGELS 2 ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mitch Keller earned his first major league victory, Jacob Stallings had a homer and a two-run double, and Pittsburgh snapped its eightgame losing streak with a victory over Los Angeles. Kevin Newman, Josh Bell and Bryan Reynolds also homered for the Pirates, who won for just the third time in 21 games and only the fifth time since the All-Star break. Pittsburgh jumped to an early 6-0 lead on Jose Suarez (2-4) and the road-weary Angels, who played in Boston on Sunday.

RAYS 10, PADRES 4 SAN DIEGO — Avisaíl García had a two-run home run among his three hits and Matt Duffy had four hits and three RBIs for Tampa Bay in its first game in San Diego since 2004. The Rays won their fourth game in a row overall and their eighth straight on the road. Joey Lucchesi (7-7) took the loss. He allowed three runs and five hits in 4 2/3 innings, struck out six and walked three.

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Luke Johnson to play football for Vandals A story on Connor Johnson that ran in the Sunday Peninsula Clarion sports section did not mention that Luke Johnson, a

graduate of Nikiski, will play football for the University of Idaho this season. The Clarion regrets the omission.

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 13, the 225th day of 2019. There are 140 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 13, 1961, East Germany sealed off the border between Berlin’s eastern and western sectors before building a wall that would divide the city for the next 28 years. On this date: In 1846, the American flag was raised in Los Angeles for the first time. In 1860, legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley was born in Darke County, Ohio. In 1889, William Gray of Hartford, Conn., received a patent for a coin-operated telephone. In 1910, Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, died in London at age 90. In 1932, Adolf Hitler rejected the post of vice chancellor of Germany, saying he was prepared to hold out “for all or nothing.” In 1960, the first two-way telephone conversation by satellite took place with the help of Echo 1. The Central African Republic became totally independent of French rule. In 1967, the crime caper biopic “Bonnie and Clyde,” starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, had its U.S. premiere; the movie, directed by Arthur Penn, was considered shocking as well as innovative for its graphic portrayal of violence. In 1989, searchers in Ethiopia found the wreckage of a plane which had disappeared almost a week earlier while carrying Rep. Mickey Leland, D-Texas, and 14 other people -- there were no survivors. In 1995, baseball Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle died at a Dallas hospital of rapidly spreading liver cancer; he was 63. In 2003, Iraq began pumping crude oil from its northern oil fields for the first time since the start of the war. Libya agreed to set up a $2.7 billion fund for families of the 270 people killed in the 1988 Pan Am bombing. In 2008, a man barged into the Arkansas Democratic headquarters in Little Rock and opened fire, killing state party chairman Bill Gwatney before speeding off in a pickup. (Police later shot and killed the gunman, Timothy Dale Johnson.) Michael Phelps swam into history as the winningest Olympic athlete ever with his 10th and 11th career gold medals. In 2017, in a statement, the White House said President Donald Trump “very strongly” condemns individual hate groups such as “white supremacists, KKK and neo-Nazis;” the statement followed criticism of Trump for blaming the previous day’s deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on “many sides.” Protesters decrying hatred and racism converged around the country, saying they felt compelled to respond to the white supremacist rally in Virginia. Ten years ago: The Philadelphia Eagles signed Michael Vick to a one-year deal, prompting criticism from animal rights activists over his role in a dogfighting ring. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Cleveland Browns receiver Donte Stallworth for the entire season after Stallworth served 24 days in jail for DUI manslaughter in the death of 59-year-old Mario Reyes in Miami. Five years ago: Six people -- including Associated Press video journalist Simone Camilli -- were killed when leftover ordnance believed to have been dropped in an Israeli airstrike blew up in the Gaza Strip. Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos died when the small plane that was carrying him and several campaign officials plunged into a residential neighborhood in the port city of Santos. One year ago: President Donald Trump dared New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to challenge him in 2020, warning, “Anybody that runs against Trump suffers.” A lawyer for longtime FBI agent Peter Strzok, who’d been removed from the Russia investigation over anti-Trump text messages, said Strzok had been fired by the agency. Today’s Birthdays: Former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders is 86. Actor Kevin Tighe is 75. Former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is 73. Opera singer Kathleen Battle is 71. High wire aerialist Philippe Petit is 70. Hockey Hall of Famer Bobby Clarke is 70. Golf Hall of Famer Betsy King is 64. Movie director Paul Greengrass is 64. Actor Danny Bonaduce is 60. TV weatherman Sam Champion is 58. Actress Dawnn (correct) Lewis is 58. Actor John Slattery is 57. Actress Debi Mazar is 55. Actress Quinn Cummings is 52. Actress Seana Kofoed is 49. Country singer Andy Griggs is 46. Actor Gregory Fitoussi is 43. Country musician Mike Melancon (Emerson Drive) is 41. Actress Kathryn Fiore is 40. Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is 37. Actor Sebastian Stan is 37. Actor Eme Ikwuakor is 35. Pop-rock singer James Morrison is 35. Actress Lennon Stella is 20. Thought for Today: “People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.” -- Joseph Fort Newton, American clergyman (1876-1950).




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Changes in man’s personality when drinking threatens wife DEAR ABBY: inappropriate. How many Sometimes when my times has this occurred? husband has been Listen to your gut and drinking, he does things get to the bottom of this I consider inappropriate because it appears you with his cousin and are married to a problem childhood friend drinker who may need “Jasper.” The most recent help. incident involved my husband pulling down DEAR ABBY: A few his pants and showing years ago, my mom and Dear Abby Jasper his private parts. I started a book club. Jeanne Phillips For the most part, it’s Later that night he tried to grab Jasper’s crotch. been a lot of fun. But To me, Jasper seems slightly one member, “Maeve,” has to be uncomfortable, but he just laughs it the smartest person in the room no off. When I confronted my husband matter the topic. She often belittles about it, he said I was overreacting other members she considers less and he was “just messing around.” educated than she is. She also I don’t think he’s gay, but it almost frequently doesn’t read or finish the feels like he is cheating on me. Am I book. She uses the excuse of, “Oh, I overreacting, and what should I do? read that years ago, and I didn’t have — CONFOUNDED IN THE time to review it again.” MIDWEST Maeve is retired, and I don’t mean DEAR CONFOUNDED: Your to judge what she does with her husband’s immature behavior time but, if all of us who are working “sometimes when he has been can find time, surely she can too. drinking” is EXTREMELY Abby, would it be terrible to ask her

to leave the book club? Every other member has complained to either me or my mom about Maeve. What should we do? — BOOK ADDICT IN THE SOUTH DEAR BOOK ADDICT: Talk privately with Maeve. Tell her how her actions have made the rest of the members uncomfortable and give her some examples. Then tell her that if she can’t keep up with the reading and contribute in a positive manner — which is the reason the club was formed — she should withdraw. DEAR ABBY: I am a happily married woman. After 45 years of working full time and raising three great children, I decided to retire. I loved working and raising my children, and I am now thoroughly enjoying my retirement. I do not yet have grandchildren, and my days are quiet and simple, which is fine with me. My husband

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and I enjoy little things — the crossword puzzle, discussing the news, going to a play or concert and enjoying the company of our children and extended family when we get together. The problem? My working siblings and their spouses constantly ask, “So, what are you doing with your time?” If I say, “Enjoying each day as it comes,” they scoff and say, “So, you’re just doing NOTHING?! Are you ever going to work again?” It makes me feel sad and judged, and I don’t know how to respond. What can I say to these folks who think I’m “doing nothing”? — LOST FOR WORDS IN NEW JERSEY DEAR LOST FOR WORDS: You can feel sad and judged only if you allow it. All you have to say to these people is, “I’m finding plenty of things to devote time to — spending more time with my husband, chief among them — and I’m wallowing in it!” Then smile.

Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars

ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH The you of this morning might barely recognize the you of the afternoon. You might have been dragging and feeling weighed down. Success greets you through friends and a potential meeting. Tonight: Where the action is.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH You have manifested good sense and wisdom this past

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHHH Reach out for a partner in the morning. You will not necessarily agree with everything you hear, but you do know how to work this person. By afternoon, you might be eyeing an adventure or an investment in a new field. Tonight: Opt for the unusual.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH You could be extremely emotional and determined to have your way. You can be stubborn, but generally you flow. Ask yourself why you are so tenacious at the present moment. Your behavior might be significant. Tonight: Say yes to someone’s request.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHH You might be ready to tackle your work or a project headon. Somehow, distraction hits in the afternoon. You might be moving from hard work to “networking.” No sign socializes as well as yours. Go for it! Tonight: Having fun.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Dear Heloise: Please warn your readers about the online practice of “catfishing.” The victim is seduced by a glossy, too-good-to-be-true dating profile and biography, and a stunning picture of someone (maybe a model), not the perpetrator. A relationship is established, with promises of a lavish lifestyle and gifts. Then calamity strikes. The catfish claims some dire circumstance where she or he is in need of a large sum of money. Don’t buy it. The Federal Trade Commission has some hints to help: * Never send money electronically (wire transfer) to, or load money on a cash card for, someone you don’t know. * The catfish will inspire a sense of urgency -- he or she wants you to rush out and get money. Slow down. * Contact the dating site AND the FTC at www.

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HHHHH You feel in sync with your world in the a.m., but easily could be distracted by a financial offer later. You note an underlying confusion around this matter. Double-check all figures. Someone could have made a mistake. Tonight: Do some shopping on the way home.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH You might be focused on a domestic matter in the morning, but a child, loved one or wildly creative associate absorbs your time in the afternoon. You feel indulged and far more giving as a result. Tonight: Continue being playful.

HHHH Be aware of what is happening behind the scenes. You might need to make a decision that could involve your understanding of underground currents. Verify information. Tonight: Just be you. Note all the energy around you.

HHHH You are heading in the right direction for you in the morning. Others seem highly responsive to your inquiries, questions and even a visit. Do not give a misunderstanding any energy. Tonight: Head home early.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH Focus on what needs to happen as opposed to accepting the status quo. Important information comes out in the morning. You need to think through some of what you are hearing. You might not be getting the whole story. Tonight: Get a good night’s sleep.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH You could be driven by a financial concern, which you will handle. You end up calling several different friends for feedback and opinions. An associate acts in a most unexpected manner. Tonight: Hang with friends.

I hope these hints help your readers avoid this common online fraud. I wish I had known about them sooner. — Robert in Chicago

DOME HOME Dear Heloise: I feel for people whose homes were destroyed in storms. My thought is to build a dome-shaped home instead of the traditional structure. I don’t think that the high winds would have the same destructive power. — Frank S., Orange, Calif. Frank, you might be on to something. Stand a box on end and note that it’s able to twist and bend. So can a conventional house in a natural disaster, and then it could potentially collapse. Flip a large bowl upside down and it is much harder to change its shape. So it likely could be for a domeshaped house in a high wind, rain or earthquake situation. — Heloise

Friday’s answers, 8.9

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

hints from heloise CATFISH CAUTION

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

HHHH Allow your creativity to flourish and handle a problem head on. You enjoy the unexpected quality of the day, as long as you are not invested in the outcome. News might need some checking before you embrace it as true. Tonight: Off to the gym.


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This year, you often swing from overly serious and efficient to farreaching attitudes and a dynamic perspective. You might drive yourself a little crazy, but it will be worse for your immediate circle, as they never know who they are going to run into. If single, you might emphasize friendship more than romance when you start dating someone. You do not need to be defensive. You will have many different people to choose from. If attached, you often become exhausted from juggling different -- if not opposing -- interests. Listen to your sweetie and what he or she wants. Mix in his or her needs more often. AQUARIUS likes you a lot. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

week, especially around work. Others look at you as a potential leader or organizer at work, as you have been revealing more of your talents. Tonight: Working till the wee hours.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019:

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Peninsula Clarion

Information for this report was taken from publicly available law enforcement records and includes arrest and citation information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. ■■ On Aug. 1 at 4:46 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team received a report of a theft of a cell phone that occurred at the Kasilof

Mercantile. Upon trooper arrival, a male, 28, of Kasilof, was contacted and stated that he was at the Mercantile during a Frito Lay work delivery, when a female helped herself into his work bag and stole his work cell phone. Investigation revealed a fairly clear surveillance video image of the female suspect stealing his cellphone. Troopers are

The following judgments were recently handed down in Kenai District Court: ■■ Ryan A. Hicks, 32, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release, committed Mar. 26. He was sentenced to five days in jail and fined a $50 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge. ■■ Brianna Marie Kitchen, 28, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second-degree harassment, committed Dec. 25. She was fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact victims in this case unless written permission is filed with the court, and was placed on probation for 12 months. ■■ Zachary Gage Kooly, 27, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of violating condition of release and one count of an amended charge of reckless driving, committed Mar. 9, 2018. On count one, he was ordered not to possess controlled substances unless prescribed and in original containers and was placed on probation for 12 months. On count two, he was fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, had his license revoked for 30 days, forfeited firearms from this case, ordered not to possess controlled substances unless prescribed and in original containers, and was placed on probation for 12 months. ■■ Mark Milton Kreidenweis, 69, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to one count of violating condition of release and one count of disorderly conduct, committed June 12. On count one, he was fined $2,000 with $1,500 suspended, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, and placed on probation for 12 months. On count two, he was sentenced to time already served and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge. ■■ Nicolas Warren Linderman, 37, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed July 14. He was sentenced to 120 days in jail with 100

days suspended, fined $4,000 with $1,000 suspended, a $150 court surcharge, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and $1,467 cost of imprisonment, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had his license revoked for one year, ordered ignition interlock for 12 months, ordered not to possess, consume or buy alcohol for two years, and placed on probation for two years. All other charges in this case were dismissed. ■■ Christine Link, 37, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one count of refusal to submit to a chemical test and one count of an amended charge of second-degree harassment, committed Jan. 22. On the count of refusal to submit to a chemical test, she was sentenced to 160 days in jail or on electronic monitoring with 100 days suspended, credited for time served on electronic monitoring, fined $4,000 with $1,000 suspended, a $150 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had her license revoked for one year, ordered ignition interlock for 12 months, and placed on probation for 24 months. On the count of second-degree harassment, she was sentenced to 10 days in jail and credited for time served on electronic monitoring. All other charges in this case were dismissed. ■■ Kaylene Amber Miller, 29, of Anchor Point, pleaded guilty to third-degree theft, committed Dec. 29. She was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, and placed on probation for 12 months. ■■ Tara Lynn Miller, 39, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Nov. 30. She was fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, forfeited items seized, ordered to remain in compliance with Serenity House treatment, ordered to have no contact with two specifically named people, ordered not to possess



police reports currently working on identifying the female suspect, and investigation is ongoing. ■■ On Aug. 3 at 12:33 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a Soldotna residence following a 911 hang-up call.

court reports controlled substances unless prescribed and in original containers, and was placed on probation for 12 months. ■■ Justin Shawn Pruitt, 27, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of third-theft, committed Aug. 1, 2018. He was fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, ordered to perform 40 hours of community work service, forfeited items seized, ordered to have no contact with victim, and placed on probation for 12 months. ■■ Justin Shawn Pruitt, 27, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to second-degree harassment (offensive physical contact), committed Feb. 3. He was fined $250, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with victim, and placed on probation for 12 months. ■■ Louis James Redmon, 18, pleaded guilty to reckless driving, committed June 10. He was fined $1,000 with $500 suspended, and a $100 court surcharge, had his license revoked for 30 days, and placed on probation for 12 months. ■■ David Shell, 47, of Clam Gulch, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of reckless endangerment, committed Oct. 31. He was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered not to consume or buy alcohol for 24 months, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, and placed on probation for 24 months. ■■ Prisilla Skura, 36, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed June 7. She was sentenced to 170 days in jail with 100 days suspended, fined $5,000 with $1,000 suspended, a $150 court surcharge, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and $2,000 cost of imprisonment, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had her license revoked for three years,

tuesday, august 13, 2019 Jeremiah Kamp, 25, of Soldotna was contacted at the residence and found to be in violation of conditions of release for pending assault charges. Kamp was arrested for violating conditions of release (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. ■■ On Aug. 3, at 12:35 a.m., Alaska State Troopers was conducting regular patrol

in the area of Mile 79 of the Sterling Highway in Sterling and conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driving northbound. Investigation revealed that Dmitri Kimbrell, 47, of Anchor Point, was under the influence of an intoxicating substance. Kimbrell was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial, to be released later on his own recognizance.

ordered ignition interlock for 18 months, ordered not to possess, consume or buy alcohol for two years, and placed on probation for 24 months. ■■ Christopher Daniel Stroh, 34, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to resisting or interfering with arrest, committed Apr. 28. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, and placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed. ■■ Christopher Daniel Stroh, 34, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release, committed June 8. He was sentenced to five days in jail and charged a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, and was placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed. ■■ Mason Scott Toloff, 27, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Oct. 21. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail or on electronic monitoring with 27 days suspended, fined $2,000 with $500 suspended, a $75 court surcharge, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and $66 for the first three days of monitoring ordered (paid), ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment (completed), had his license revoked for 90 days, ordered ignition interlock for six months, and placed on probation for 12 months. ■■ William Raymond Toohey, 23, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault, committed Mar. 1. He was sentenced to time served and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge. ■■ Joseluis Villasenor, 50, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed June 23. Villasenor was sentenced to 30 days in jail or on electronic monitoring with 27 days suspended, fined $2,000 with $500 suspended, a $150 court surcharge, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and $66 for the first three days of monitoring ordered, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had license revoked for 90 days, ordered ignition interlock for six months, forfeited firearm, ordered not to possess, consume or buy alcohol for one year, and placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed. ■■ Tony J. Watson, 55, of Clam Gulch, pleaded guilty to improper use of registration, title or plates, committed Apr. 20. He was fined $100, a $100 court surcharge, and a $50 jail surcharge. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

■■ William Richardson Talley, 42, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of attempted

second-degree theft, committed Sept. 15. He was fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, joint and several with co-defendants, forfeited items seized, ordered to have no contact with victims, and placed on probation for 12 months. ■■ William Talley, 42, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release, committed Sept. 17. he was sentenced to five days in jail and fined a $50 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge. ■■ William Talley, 42, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release, committed Oct. 19. He was sentenced to five days in jail and fined a $50 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge. ■■ William Talley, 42, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release, committed Nov. 27. He was sentenced to five days in jail and fined a $50 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge. ■■ William Richardson Talley, 42, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Nov. 28. He was



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Study: Asian carp could find plenty of food in Lake Michigan By John Flesher

nutrient-rich shoreline areas where most would congregate. That improves their prospects for colonizing large sections of Lake Michigan and eventually spreading to the other Great Lakes, said Peter Alsip, an ecological modeling data analyst and lead author of the paper published in the journal Freshwater Biology. “Our study indicates that the carp can survive and grow in much larger areas of the lake than previous studies suggested,” Alsip said. Asian carp were imported in the late 1960s to gobble up algae in Deep South sewage lagoons and fish farms. They escaped into the Mississippi River and

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Asian carp are likely to find enough food to spread farther if they establish breeding populations in Lake Michigan, reinforcing the importance of preventing the invasive fish from gaining a foothold, scientists said in a paper released Monday. A study led by University of Michigan researchers found that despite a drop-off in plankton, the tiny plants and animals on which bighead and silver carp typically feed, the lake has enough dietary options to sustain individual fish that venture away from

have migrated northward, branching into dozens of tributaries. The invaders compete with native fish for food and habitat. They have become the primary fish species in the Illinois River, which forms part of an aquatic pathway that leads to Lake Michigan through a network of rivers and canals. Authorities have long debated how to keep them out of the Great Lakes, where fishing is a $7 billion industry. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this year proposed equipping the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet, Illinois, with noisemakers, electric barriers and other deterrents at a cost of at least $778 million.

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Asian carp, jolted by an electric current from a research boat, jump from the Illinois River near Havana, Illinois, in June 2012.

This pet is available at the Kenai Animal Shelter

This pet is available at the Kenai Peninsula Animal Lovers

This pet is available at the Kenai Animal Shelter




• 13 weeks old • Possibly mixed with boxer, catahoula, and/or lab

• 13 weeks old possibly mixed with boxer, catahoula, and/or lab

Meet Kahlua She is an energetic little princess! She loves people (kids, too!) and other dogs. She’s kinda little and spunky.

Meet Otto

Man...this little man is stealing my heart. He’s got such an even temperament, loves his belly rubs and naps. Doesn’t really bark, except when he wants to play.


These littermates were found in a wall at a week old by a sweet woman in Homer. They were brought to us at about 4 weeks to continue nursing them and litter train them. They have been with a foster for the last month and her adult cats and other rescue kitty have socialized them and nurtured them.Tought them about grooming and play. They’re now ready to find their humans to love them forever and ever!! There are four males and one female available.

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One On One Dog Training Special (5) 1 Hour Obedience Sessions $125.00 Sit, Down, Stay, Loose Leash Walking, Place and Leave It. Call For More Information!

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Meet Anya Shy, sweet and playful, Anya is beautiful and observant. Her hometo-be must be very understanding of her shy nature and be prepared to have their home set up to help her transition and help her to blossom with time and patience. She does well with other cats but has no history of being with dogs. She really could use a nice, quiet home and she will be your best friend.

























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ATHenA Meet Athena Athena is a sweet, spunky girl that loves to mingle and gets along with everyone. She appears to be a bully mix. Her bubbly personality and love of cuddling make her the perfect companion. Athena is a laid back kind of gal until it’s time to play. She loves chasing balls, playing tug of war, and any toy with a squeaker. After a hard session of playing, nothing makes her happier than lying down and getting that cute, freckled belly rubbed. To meet her is to love her.

HAPPINESS IS.... GIVING A PET A HOME. PLEASE ADOPT A PET FROM ONE OF YOUR LOCAL SHELTERS Kenai Animal Shelter-283-7353 Soldotna Animal Shelter-262-3969 Alaska’s Extended Life Animal Sanctuary 776-3614

Please visit WWW.PETFINDER.COM for available pets at these & other shelters or check the Peninsula Clarion Classified Ads.

• American Shorthair • Adult • Male • Medium • Staff Favorite • Coat Length - Short • Spayed / neutered. • Good in a home with other cats.

Meet Caramel

Caramel s a dashing and oh so lovable 6 years young tabby boy. He will be the first to greet you, give you love and soak in the cuddles on your lap, in your arms and he may even give you a loving hug or two! What a special love bug who has lived with others.

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• 13 weeks old • Possibly mixed with boxer, catahoula, and/or lab

Meet Coco Coco is a very playful loving puppy! She likes to play tug of war and play with other dogs. She loves going for car rides and always wants to sit on your shoulder against the head rest. Her favorite place to hang out in the house is on top of the couch in between the wall and cushions. She is full of energy and so sweet.


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August 13, 2019 edition of the Peninsula Clarion

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August 13, 2019 edition of the Peninsula Clarion