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Fire bolstered by heat, dry conditions

Consistent high temperatures and dry conditions on the peninsula have caused the Swan Lake Fire to flare up once again, according to a Wednesday update from the Alaska Division of Forestry. While the fire has not experienced any substantial perimeter growth, interior islands of green fuels and other ground fuels continue to burn. According to the update, a substantial amount of precipitation is needed to prevent deeper layers of ground fuel from burning. The peninsula is currently experiencing a moderate drought. Water drops from helicopters were used on Tuesday to cool an area near the Sterling Highway above Upper Jean Lake. The 102,548-acre fire is burning in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge east of Sterling and north of the Sterling Highway and is currently 80% contained. There is no immediate threat to property values in the area, however some closures remain in effect. Due to the ongoing fire activity, refuge managers have closed Mystery Creek Road and the Enstar Pipeline right of way. Smoke from the fire is visible from the Sterling Highway between Mileposts 65 and 75. Motorists are advised to use caution when driving through the fire area. For more information about the fire, call the incident management team at 208-391-3488. — Brian Mazurek

Research center funds slashed FAIRBANKS — Budget cuts by Alaska’s governor include funding for the state’s Cold Climate Housing Research Center, officials said. The center in Fairbanks was among the line-item budget vetoes signed into law last week by Gov. Mike Dunleavy, The Fairbanks Daily NewsMiner reported Tuesday. The center’s $750,000 line-item was among the $34.7 million in cuts from the capital budget. The center specializes in developing and testing energy efficient and cold climate-centered building designs. Dunleavy vetoed more than $400 million from the state operating budget in June. — Associated Press

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A conversation with Sen. Murkowski By Victoria Petersen and Brian Mazurek Peninsula Clarion

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski visited the Kenai Peninsula on Wednesday. In between visiting the Alaska Municipal League summer conference, hearing an update from fire crews on the Swan Lake Fire and attending the Jr. Classic at the Kenai River, Murkowski sat down with the Clarion to share her thoughts on issues facing the state and area.

Permanent fund dividend While the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend is a state issue, Murkowski said

she’s been paying attention to ongoing conversations regarding this year’s dividend and the future of the fund. She said she wants to ensure Alaskans have dividends into the future. “This is about us as Alaskans being able to share the benefits of these resources that we’ve been blessed with,” Murkowski said. “Making sure we have a sustainable dividend is important to me.” As a receiver of the PFD since its inception, Murkowski said she recognizes the good the annual check has done, both to her family and other Alaskans. She said the dividend helped her family create a nest egg that allowed her to provide an education to

her children, who are now out of college. She also said the dividend has clear benefits for Alaskans with lower incomes and who live a subsistence lifestyle. But, she said she’s been disappointed in some of the recent conversations around the dividend that she’s heard among Alaskans. “I feel that we have gotten to this point where it is more about ‘me and my dividend’, not about making sure our state is being cared for,” Murkowski said. “We’re having important discussions now. These discussions have gone on over the years. I have been really disappointed in some of the conversations I have heard among Alaskans

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Clarion reporters Brian Mazurek and Victoria Petersen interview Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Wednesday at the Peninsula Clarion in Kenai. Murkowski discussed issues such as the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend, the Pebble Mine project and Alaskarelated legislation.

where it just seemed that the tone was more one of ‘what I want’ rather than ‘what we need as a state.’”

Murkowski said she’s encouraging state lawmakers See senator, Page A15

No deal yet in contract talks By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

reflected the life cycle of a salmon. After the morning activities, the kids were given life jackets and a lunch. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, RAlaska, was in attendance, as she is every year, and gave the kids a pep talk before they hit the water. Prior to getting on the boats, some of the kids shared their thoughts on the trip. Some had been fishing on the Kenai River before, and some had never been fishing at all. Lylah Woodhouse, who came up from Connecticut this summer to spend time with her dad, was a first-time fisherwoman. “I’m excited, and nervous,”

The school district and two education associations met Tuesday night and deliberated over a set of district proposals, but failed to resolve the ongoing contract dispute. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District presented the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association two proposals that would raise health insurance deductibles, change some benefits and lower premiums. Kenai Peninsula Education Association President David Brighton said the associations are concerned about the increase to the deductible and out-of-pocket maximums in the district’s plans. He said the proposed plans would still be unaffordable to too many of the associations’ members. “We’re concerned that you can’t access health care if you can’t afford the deductibles,” Brighton said. “The reduction in premium is pretty minimal for anyone who is on our highdeductible plan now, for about half of our employees.” Since 2017, the district has provided employees with two options for health care benefits, which include a high-deductible plan and a traditional plan. Employees pay 10% of the costs for the high-deductible plan, and 15% of the costs for the traditional plan. During Tuesday night’s negotiations, the associations also offered a proposal to the school district. Brighton said the associations hope to meet with again with the district later this week, potentially on Saturday. Brighton said he thought the

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, gives a pep talk Wednesday to the participants of the Kenai River Jr. Classic at the Harry Gaines Fish Camp in Soldotna.

Angling & learning Jr. Classic invites kids to catch salmon on the Kenai, and learn about water safety and conservation By Brian Mazurek Peninsula Clarion

For the 14th year of the Kenai River Jr. Classic, more than 100 kids from Kenai and Anchorage spent the day on the Kenai River fishing for salmon while learning important lessons about water safety and conservation. The event is organized each year by the Kenai River Sport Fishing Association, and Executive Director Ben Mohr said fishing on the Kenai is an opportunity that a lot of kids never get the chance to experience. The Sport Fishing Association’s goal with the annual Jr. Classic is to teach kids about all that Alaska has to offer on “one of

the most incredible rivers in the world.” This year about 40 kids from the peninsula and almost 70 kids from military families stationed at the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson participated in the classic at no cost to the families. After being bused down from Anchorage thanks to Premier Alaska Tours, the kids spent the morning at the Harry Gaines Fish Camp playing games and participating in aquaticthemed educational activities. Volunteers from the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, for example, set up an area where the kids could practice their casting, taught them about the anatomy of a salmon and made key chains that

‘Blazing Guns’ opens new Kenai Performers theater season By Joey Klecka Peninsula Clarion

The Kenai Performers will kick off a fresh season of shows this weekend with the melodrama barnburner “Blazing Guns at Roaring Gulch.” The play will begin a stretch of six productions for the theater troupe, including “Lost in Yonkers” and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” that will continue over the winter and into

next spring. Directed by Terri Burdick, who has taken on around a half dozen directing roles in her time with the Kenai Performers, the play includes a solid mix of young talent and returning stars. “One of my goals directing is I want to always have some new people,” Burdick said. Burdick said three of the cast members have less than a year of experience with Kenai Performers

but have taken to the stage with gusto — helped along by a handful of veteran actors. The show is a classic western melodrama, Burdick said, complete with onstage antics that she said should have the audience laughing. Melodramas are meant to be outrageous, silly and over the top, and “Blazing Guns” is no different, she said. See theater, Page A3

If you go “Blazing Guns at Roaring Gulch” will open Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. The show runs this weekend and the weekend of Aug. 23-25. The show will also have a special intermission which will include dessert, with pie a la mode being served to the audience.


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The annual Kenai Peninsula Fair is headed to the Ninilchik Fairgrounds this weekend, and it’s packed with a full and fun schedule. From Friday through Sunday, families can enjoy live music, games, contests and the annual 4-H JML Auction, where young people from the peninsula will show and sell the livestock they’ve been working to raise and take care of for months. Returning are the ever popular fish throwing competition and the racing pigs, along with classics like a pie eating contest and egg tossing contest. Big ticket events on Saturday also include the parade and several rounds of youth and grand entry rodeo on the grounds. Below is the full schedule: Friday, Aug. 16 Ocean stage 1 p.m. - Spoon Man 4 p.m. - Nuther Brothers 5:30 p.m. - Crabshoot 7 p.m. - KP Brass Band Inlet stage noon - Don the Magician 1 p.m. - Muzik Man 2 p.m. Ring-A-Lings

Talks From Page A1

district made a step in the right direction. “I think it was a small step, but I recognize that as progress, and hopefully we can come to an agreement,” Brighton said. Brighton said he was happy to see so many people attend the bargaining event, which was around 100 people early on in the evening. “Many people were engaged and the message was pretty clear to me that the district’s offer is not affordable,” Brighton said. “They (employees) can’t continue to be at risk. We don’t want our employees to be bankrupted with one medical emergency.” Anne McCabe, president of the Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association, said she would like to see the

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Pigs run through a circular course, chased by a young volunteer, during the pig races at last year’s Kenai Peninsula Fair at the fairgrounds in Ninilchik. 3 p.m. - Hurricane Dave 4 p.m. - Meg Anderson 6 p.m. Alaska’s Got Talent Grounds 1 p.m. - Racing pigs 1:30 p.m. - Pie eating contest 2 p.m. - Egg tossing contest 3 p.m. - Racing pigs 4 p.m. - Fish throwing competition 5 p.m. - Racing pigs 7 p.m. - Barrel races Saturday, Aug. 17 Ocean stage noon - Nuther Brothers 1 p.m. - Muzik Man 3 p.m. - Crabshoot 4 p.m. - Spoon Man 5 p.m. - KP Brass Band 6:30 p.m. - Pierce Avenue Inlet stage 1:30 p.m. - Hurricane Dave

community more engaged in the labor discussion. “I would like for our community to take a look at what’s been going on and become aware of what’s going on with the teachers and the positive impact our schools have in our community and the value that it brings to our community,” McCabe said. For over a year, contract negotiations between the borough school district and the associations have snagged on the rising cost of health care. Peninsula educators and staff voted May 22 to strike, with more than 75% of certified staff voting “yes” on a walkout. The associations planned to choose a strategic time to start the strike, if an agreement can’t be made. In the event of a strike, every school in the district will be closed, including Connections Homeschool, charter and alternative schools and distance delivery

3 p.m. - Don the Magician 4:30 p.m. - Meg Anderson 6 p.m. - Spoon Man Grounds 11 a.m. - Parade noon - Youth Rodeo noon - 4-H JML Live Auction 1 p.m. - Racing pigs 2 p.m. - Ranch Rodeo 3 p.m. - Racing pigs 4 p.m. - Fish throwing competition 5 p.m. - Rodeo grand entry 5 p.m. - Racing pigs Sunday, Aug. 18 Ocean stage 10:15 a.m. - Gospel 11 a.m. - Muzik Man noon - TBA 12:45 p.m. - Spoon Man 2 p.m. - Pierce Avenue Inlet stage 11 a.m. - Don the Magician 1:30 p.m. - Don the Magician 3 p.m. - Spoon Man Grounds 10 a.m. - Lego Robotics 1 p.m. - Racing pigs 2 p.m. - Hands on Crafts 2 p.m. - Rodeo grand entry 3 p.m. - Racing pigs Admission to the fair can be bought at the gate and costs $15 for an adult day pass, $25 for a two-person day pass, $35 for a family day pass, $5 for a day pass for kids, seniors and military, $10 for a three-day pass for kids, seniors and military, and $40 for an adult three-day pass. For more information, go to

programs. District employees cannot be fired for participating in a legal strike. Associations are required to notify the superintendent

72 hours in advance. The superintendent will notify staff, parents, community partners, contractors and others of the strike’s start date.

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Classic From Page A1

Woodhouse said. When asked how many fish she thought she would catch, she aimed high: “100!” Chase Johnson from Kenai, on the other hand, was just on

Theater From Page A1

“In melodramas, you knock down the fourth wall in theater and talk directly to the audience at times,” Burdick explained. “They’re fun, they’re hilarious.” One of the most seasoned names in the cast is that of Yvette Tappana, a Soldotna actress with 35 years of acting experience under her belt. Tappana said melodramas can often make for great comedy while cluing the audience in on the story with brief interludes. “Through those asides, the story develops,” Tappana said. “Those put all the background story together, and the rest of it just

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the river with his family a couple weeks ago. Johnson participated in the Jr. Classic last year and ran into a bit of a snag while on the water. “Someone got their line caught on my line, and then I got a fish on my line, so then when they cut the line the other person got the fish,” Johnson recalled. Johnson said that this time around he knew what to do to avoid any repeat

entanglements. Dylan Imhoff from Anchorage has some fishing experience under his belt, but catching salmon is a whole new world for him. “I’m kinda nervous because I don’t want the fish to pull me in the water,” Imhoff said. Luckily, the kids were trained in how to properly wear a life jacket in the case of any runaway fish. The kids went out in groups of

four and each of the 27 boats was piloted by a professional fishing guide, who kept them entertained while the fish weren’t biting. It turned out to be a slow day for catching fish, but that didn’t stop the kids from having a good time on the water. Ryan Jorg shared his experience nearly snagging one of the only salmon of the day. “I had a bite and it was about

a foot away from netting range, when ‘bang!’ It took off,” Jorg said. Many of the kids agreed that even though the fish weren’t biting, it was still a trip to remember. Some of the guides played music and games on the boats, and others drove up and down the river hitting the waves. The kids also got to go home with a portion of the day’s catch, a goodie bag and a new rod and reel.

builds throughout the play.” Actor Ian McEwan, who takes on both the roles of hero and villain in the production, said for him the appeal of melodrama is the loose atmosphere and the interaction with the crowd. “We once gave them popcorn before the show and encouraged them to throw it, and I’ve tried catching it out of the air with my mouth,” McEwan said. “I got hit by an entire bag one time.” Tracie Stang, who plays Willie Lovelace — also one of the play’s heroes — said acting in her first melodrama has brought some unexpected surprises, particularly in audience interaction, which often includes a few cast members dishing out light-hearted heckling. “Half the time you’re thinking, ‘I don’t know what I’m saying anymore,’” Stang said. “‘We’ll see

how that goes’ … it really feeds into the actors that way.” Burdick said “Blazing Guns” is a little different from a typical melodrama, which she described as more along the lines of a damsel in distress tied to railroad tracks. Instead of a helpless damsel, Lovelace is the Roaring Gulch sheriff who tries to lay down the law. Stang said the character wants to be taken seriously, but also pines for a life as a woman with a tender heart. “There’s that conflict, which is funny, between wanting to be rough and tumble, but also a gal,” Stang said. “I don’t know if I’m nailing it but that’s the goal.” Roaring Gulch hotel owner Widow Black and the devious Snipe Vermin, played by Tappana and McEwan, respectively, serve

as the play’s villains. The two concoct dastardly plans, which include running off Sheriff Lovelace and the hero Harry Heartstone — Vermin’s long lost twin brother adopted by English parents, who shows up as a Pinkerton detective. “Usually your bad guy has the mustache and he twirls it and has a cape,” Burdick said. “But we have two villains in this one.” Tappana said the Widow Black character is one she has steadily immersed herself in. “It’s fun to be evil,” Tappana said with a smirk. She doesn’t spend a lot of time, however, worrying about her character’s motivation. “I’m always kidding around saying I’m a theater wannabe,” Tappana said. “I just take my role, whatever they give me, and it just

comes to me. I don’t do the whole ‘What made Widow Black evil?’ “I’ve always been very blessed to just go in and find my person as they go on. I develop it with each performance.” Snipe Vermin (McEwan) makes his appearance with his sidekick, Bill Filbert (played by Reed Morrison-Placha). McEwan’s double portrayal of the villain and the heroic Heartstone makes for some interesting moments. “I have some interactions with myself, offstage,” McEwan said. “It takes some getting used to. It really does.” McEwan said he has had to dip into his vast knowledge and experience in acting to portray both roles. “I don’t want to accidentally use the wrong accent for the wrong character,” McEwan said.

around the peninsula Monthly Board Meeting The LeeShore Center will be holding its monthly Board meeting at The LeeShore Center on Wednesday, Aug. 21. The meeting is open to the public and begins at 6:00 pm. For further information call 283-9479.

Kenai Community Library — Fireweed Honey Workshop: Thursday, Aug. 15 at 5:30 p.m. Come learn how to make delicious honey out of the beautiful Fireweed that blooms on the Peninsula! Class size is limited to 12 people, and children must have an adult helper. Must pre-register for this free class at the front desk. For more information, call Ryanna at 283-4378.

Sterling Friday Flea Market The Sterling Community Center invites you to our Summer community event, Sterling Friday Flea Market on Friday, Aug. 16. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The market is for crafters, fruit/vegetable vendors, merchandise vendors, and second-hand booths. Call for registration and information262-7224 or email scc@

Dragonfly Gallery presents Loralyn SissonArt in the Garden A unique collection of colorful mixed-media paintings displayed among the flowers! Saturday, Aug. 17, 2-6 pm. Refreshments will be served. Contact Chelline with questions 907-394-3235.

Sterling Senior Center Street Fair The Sterling Senior Center presents it’s annual Street Fair on Saturday, Aug. 17, from noon-9

p.m. Music, food trucks, and vendors. Admission is free but accepting donations. All proceeds benefit the center. Further info, call 262-6808.

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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 907-2838262 or the Kenai Watershed Forum at 907-260-5449 for additional information.

North Peninsula Rec Service Area events —An American Red Cross Lifeguard Class will be offered Aug. 26-30 at the Nikiski Pool, 5-10 p.m. Participants must be at least 16 years of age and able to pass a swim test. This class can be free. Ask for Details. For more information or to register contact Nigel at 776-8800. — NPRSA’s NEW After School Program will start Sept. 3. This is a three-day-a-week program for K-5th grade boys and girls. Cooking, arts and crafts, gym games and loads of fun will be offered. For more information, contact Jackie at 776-6416. — The Nikiski Pool will be CLOSED Sept. 2-23 for annual maintenance. The pool will re-open on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

North Pen Rec help wanted The North Peninsula Recreation Service Area is recruiting for lifeguards, dispatch, maintenance and recreation assistant positions. Apply online at the Kenai Peninsula Borough website at under the Humans Resources tab. Check out our website for: www. or Facebook page.

Healthy Relationships What is a Healthy and Respectful Relationship?  Mutually agreeing on a fair distribution of work  Making family decisions together  Communicating openly and truthfully For help or information, call The LeeShore Center at 283-9479. The LeeShore Center is proud to be a United Way agency

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Caregiver Support Meeting Kenai Senior Center will host Caregiver Support Meeting Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 1 p.m. We will be discussing anticipatory grief and ambiguous loss issues in caregiving. Please join us to share your experiences as a caregiver, or to support someone who is a caregiver. Call Sharon or Judy at 907-262-1280, for more information.

Environmental Monitoring Committee 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.

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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.

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.

Paid recreation instructors wanted Soldotna Parks & Recreation is seeking paid instructors to teach one day workshops or weekly classes as part of our community education and recreation program. Do you have a skill, talent, hobby, or interest you would like to share with the community? Then this is a perfect opportunity for you. Help us promote life-long learning through a diverse offering of educational, cultural, and recreational activities for all ages. Call today to discuss possibilities 907-714-1211

Harvest Moon Local Food Festival Kenai Local Food Connection is accepting vendor applications for its Harvest Moon Local Food Festival, to be held 10 a.m.-6 pm, Saturday, Sept. 14 at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna. It’s the Kenai Peninsula’s biggest local food celebration of the year with live music, strolling performers, free kids’ activities, food demonstrations and the popular Fermentation Station. The festival is open to vendors of food (grown, harvested or made in Alaska); medicinal/wellness/personal care products made from locally grown or wild-harvested ingredients; food trucks featuring local ingredients; and educational booths relevant to the purpose of the festival. The rate is $30 per 10’ x 10’ tent space. The vendor application is on-line at For more information, call Heidi at (907) 283-8732 x 5.

Sterling Community Center — FallFest 2019: Mark your calendar for our Fall Craft and Vendor Fair on Saturday, Oct. 26,

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Open to the public. There will be vendors, local crafts, food and drink, craft workshops, and much more! To reserve a space or for more information, please call 907-262-7224 or stop in Monday-Friday between 9:00 a.m. and noon, 38377 Swanson River Road, Sterling. — After School Program 2019/2020: The Sterling Community Center After School Program is now open for enrollment. The program will begin Aug. 20, and will be Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30 p.m. daily. Cost is $80/month for full-time enrolled or $5/day for drop-in attendance. Multiple sibling discount is available. Program includes: homework help if needed, recreational activities, academic enrichment, arts and crafts, free gym time, daily snack, and much more. For questions or to request more information, please call 907-262-7224 or stop in MondayFriday between 9 a.m. and noon, 38377 Swanson River Rd. Sterling.

Recycling materials update Due to a change in our recycle market, Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste facilities will no longer accept D grade plastic film, including plastic shopping bags. Also, we are only accepting #1 PETE beverage bottles with twist tops for recycling. For more information, call the Solid Waste Department at 907-262-9667.

Welcome high school exchange students International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE) is seeking local host families for high school boys and girls from France, Germany, Italy, Thailand, China, and the former Soviet Republics for the 19/20 school year. If you are interested in opening your home and sharing your family life with a young person from abroad, please contact us at 800-733-2773, go online at or email

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An EPA decision endangers a vibrant fishing economy

ust five years ago, the Environmental Protection Agency determined that a proposal to dig a massive open-pit copper and gold mine near southwest Alaska’s Bristol Bay — one of the world’s most important salmon fisheries — threatened an environmental disaster. So it issued rules to severely curtail the potential project. What a difference an election makes. Shortly after President Trump’s appointee, Scott Pruitt, took over the EPA in 2017, he met with the chief executive of Pebble Limited Partnership, owned by Canada-based Northern Dynasty Minerals, and then just hours later rescinded the Obama administration directive to protect the sensitive wetland area from mining activities. Pruitt later backed off and sent the action for a fuller regulatory review — and then quit his job under a storm of criticism about ethical lapses. But the EPA has continued Pruitt’s campaign to loosen environmental restrictions and greenlight controversial projects, and on Tuesday the agency announced that it would not use its veto authority under the Clean Water Act to block the mine. That frees the Army Corps of Engineers to decide whether or not to approve the project. (Interestingly, the Army corps’ preliminary environmental analysis of the project was criticized as insufficient by a Seattle-based EPA official — the same one who, apparently under pressure from superiors in Washington, D.C., rescinded the Obamaera directive. Yes, it can make your head spin.) Environmentalists, including Natural Resources Defense Council attorney Joel Reynolds, accuse the EPA of abandoning its own findings and opening the door for the Trump administration to deliver a “gift to a foreign mining corporation at the expense of Bristol Bay’s fish, aquatic resources and community.” We would add that the EPA has also abandoned common sense. Mining is an exceedingly messy endeavor which historically has ravaged landscapes and caused significant environmental degradation — just the kind of thing the federal government’s environmental watchdogs are supposed to protect against. The agency’s absurd decision to reverse itself and let the Pebble Mine permitting process proceed must be undone either through an unlikely reconsideration by the EPA, legal challenges, or, best yet, rejecting Trump and his cockamamie and dangerous approaches to economic development in the 2020 election. What’s at stake in Alaska? The proposal is for an openpit mine and support operations with a potential footprint as large as Manhattan, and a pit descending nearly threequarters as deep as the Grand Canyon, according to an EPA analysis (which the developers have disputed). Even if it were only half that size, that is an extraordinary amount of environmental degradation at the mine site itself, which would include massive pits to hold millions of tons of mine waste and other leftovers of the mining process — much of it laden with toxic chemicals. And the site is near two rivers that empty into Bristol Bay, which means that not only would the project destroy thousands of acres of near-pristine habitat and wetlands at the mining site, but it would also imperil the environmental health of Bristol Bay itself — something the Obama EPA recognized. As have the people of Alaska: 65% approved a measure in 2014 that gives the state Legislature veto power over future projects in the Bristol Bay watershed if it determines that the salmon fishery is at risk, a veto it ought to keep handy should federal regulators allow this mine to proceed. There’s the friction point. Bristol Bay supports a vibrant, long-running economy based on a sustainable fishery — 14,000 jobs in a $1.5 billion-a-year economy, according to some estimates — as well as tourism and other non-extractive businesses. Allowing the mine to go forward would sacrifice the existing and more environmentally friendly economy for gold and copper extraction that could be disastrous for the environment. The Trump administration is playing favorites here. Its affection for extractive industries has already put hundreds of thousands of acres of public lands in the West in play for invasive mining leases for oil, gas, uranium and just about anything else of value the mining industry can find. And yes, many of these materials are vital to economic development. But the Trump administration has earned the nation’s skepticism over whether, in adopting policies and weighing proposed projects, it can be relied upon to shepherd our natural resources in a balanced, sustainable and sensible manner. — Los Angeles Times, Aug. 13

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Understanding Dunleavy’s win

Re: the recent news about Dunleavy getting one of the largest votes in history to be governor. Let me remind my fellow citizens the facts of two things: First, he the same as bought votes by promising every man, woman and child a $3,000 PFD. Second, he ran as a

Republican unopposed. The two opponents that were elected in the primary, Mark Begich as a Democrat, and Bill Walker as an independent, both have their own strong support group. As was predicted by many people before the primary election, they split the votes of many thousands, assuring Dunleavy a clear path. — Orin Seybert Anchorage



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alaska voices | Jan Reece

August is a good time to reflect on suicide prevention A

ugust is National Shooting Sports Month. Juneau shooting enthusiasts can be seen with friends and family at the Juneau Mercantile & Armory and at the outdoor range. The National Shooting Sport Foundation (NSSF), in collaboration with the Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition (JSPC) and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, would like to take this time to encourage others to help reduce firearm accidents and suicides with safe storage of your firearms. In celebration of National Shooting Sports Month, we are providing free gun locks and means reduction brochures to Juneau residents. What is means reduction? It is reducing a person’s access to a lethal means — alcohol, medication and firearms — during a mental health crisis. JSPC is sharing means reduction information with the community and working with NSSF to disseminate suicide

prevention education to gun retail stores, shooting ranges and gun owners. We are also offering a training with a focus on risk factors and warning signs of suicide and means reduction actions that must be taken during a crisis: temporary storage of firearms during period of risk, safe storage — locked and unloaded — at all times; and possibly denying a sale when appropriate. Email janr@jys. org for your free gun lock or call 523-6506. Most Alaskans are or have been affected by suicide and therefore, we all need to work together to reduce the loss of lives. Research shows that most suicide attempts occur with little planning and in a short-term crisis. If we can remove the means: Alcohol, medication and firearms, we can reduce the likelihood of a death by suicide and other accidental shootings. Statistics also show that 90 percent of those who attempt suicide and survive, do not go on to die

by suicide later. Means reduction saves lives. JSPC believes that together we can create a community where others feel a sense of belonging, conceitedness and safety. Suicide is preventable and early recognition of the warning signs is critical. If you want more information on our Means Reduction program or if you would like to attend a Means Reduction meeting to share your thoughts with JSPC, please call 523-6506 for further information. We recognize that firearm access can be a politically charged topic so we welcome both gun owners and non-gun owners to visit www. for more information. If you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide and/ or needing to speak to someone, please call the Alaska Careline at 877-266-4357 or text 741741 immediately. JSPC wants to remind everyone that you are not alone and there is hope.

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2020 Democrats weigh how tough to hit Trump on racism By Errin Haines Associated Press

Hillary Clinton took the stage in Reno, Nevada, with an urgent warning about the consequences of a Donald Trump administration: “He’s taking hate groups mainstream and helping a radical fringe take over one of America’s two major political parties. Trump is reinforcing harmful stereotypes and offering a dog whistle to his most hateful supporters. It’s a disturbing preview of what kind of president he’d be.” Seventy-five days later, Trump would be president-elect. As a new crop of Democrats competes for the chance to take on Trump in 2020, they are going even further than Clinton did, with some saying the president is a white supremacist. But Clinton’s experience poses difficult questions for the White House hopefuls. Pointing out then-candidate Trump’s racist actions wasn’t enough to defeat him in 2016 — and may not help Democrats next year. “Hillary Clinton took every sling and arrow imaginable when she called out Trump on his courtship of white supremacy in the 2016 race,” said Democratic strategist Joel Payne, who worked on Clinton’s campaign. “When our campaign named and shamed Trump’s behavior, we were accused of playing the race card. Her predictions may have actually understated how much of an existential crisis the Trump presidency would be for minorities in America.” The issue has taken on greater urgency this month following a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, that’s believed to be motivated by racism. The shooting suspect echoed Trump’s warnings of a Latino “invasion.”

Trump insists he’s not a racist and throws the label back at Democrats, accusing them of political correctness and recklessly wielding the term. Still, Trump gained notoriety in the late 1980s for taking out a newspaper ad calling for the death penalty for five black and Hispanic teenagers who were wrongly convicted of rape. He launched his 2016 campaign with a speech that referred to Mexicans as “rapists” and a pledge to ban Muslims from entering the country. Weeks before the 2016 election, he denigrated cities with large black populations as poor and dangerous, asking black voters, “What the hell do you have to lose?” In office, he has equated torchbearing white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia, with peaceful protesters opposing their efforts to preserve a Confederate statue. He referred to African and Caribbean nations as “shithole” countries and told four American congresswomen of color to “go back” to countries “from which they came.” There’s near unanimity among Democrats that candidates can’t ignore Trump’s racist actions. But there is debate over how far to go and whether to focus on more traditional issues like health care, prescription drugs, infrastructure and education. Candidates including Elizabeth Warren, Beto O’Rourke and Pete Buttigieg have agreed that the white supremacist label is appropriate for Trump. Joe Biden accused Trump of “fanning the flames of white supremacy.” But some Democratic voters questioned whether such labeling might prove counterproductive. After all, Trump supporters wore Clinton’s denunciation of them as “deplorables” as a badge of honor.

“If every candidate jumps on that same bandwagon, it just throws everybody into the same pot,” said Erick McEnaney, 57, of Kansas City, Missouri. “I would refrain from even talking about him, actually. Talk about what’s important to the American people.” As nearly two dozen candidates swung through Iowa recently, the issue was prominent. Democrats in the state that kicks off the presidential nomination process still take pride in Barack Obama’s 2008 Iowa win. That victory proved that a black candidate could win in a state that’s more than 90% white, sealing his status as a viable candidate. Buttigieg, who has been outspoken on matters of race in the campaign, told a diverse gathering at a house party just outside Des Moines, Iowa, that a “big part of this conversation” regarding race “has to happen with white audiences.” “White nationalism is a white problem,” said Buttigieg, who is white. “It has victims of color and is wrecking the whole country. But it is a problem among white people, which is why I think somebody who has some of the benefits and advantages of my own profile needs to be out there as vocal as anybody talking about it.” Karin Derry, a state representative who is white, watched Buttigieg speak from across the room. She questioned whether labeling the president a white supremacist is “particularly helpful,” but welcomed the conversation overall, saying it would resonate in Iowa. “I want to see them talking about it because quite frankly the way President Trump talks, it’s unacceptable,” said Derry, who hasn’t endorsed a candidate. “I think candidates need to call him out on it.”

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Suit seeks delay of e-cigarette review By Matthew Perrone Associated Press

WASHINGTON — A vaping industry group sued the U.S. government Wednesday to delay an upcoming review of thousands of e-cigarettes on the market. The legal challenge by the Vapor Technology Association is the latest hurdle in the Food and Drug Administration’s yearslong effort to regulate the multibillion-dollar vaping industry, which includes makers and retailers of e-cigarette devices and flavored solutions. The vaping group argued that the latest deadline of next May to submit products for review could wipe out many of the smaller companies. The lawsuit was filed

in U.S. District Court in Kentucky. E-cigarettes first appeared in the U.S. more than a decade ago and have grown in popularity despite little research on their long-term effects, including whether they can help smokers quit cigarettes. In recent years, health authorities have warned of an epidemic of vaping by underage teenagers, particularly the leading brand Juul, known for its high nicotine content and easy-to-conceal device, which resembles a flash drive. Nicotine is what makes both cigarettes and e-cigarettes addictive, and health experts say the chemical is harmful to developing brains. San Francisco-based Juul is among 800 member companies

of the vaping association. The 2009 law that gave the FDA power over the traditional tobacco products did not mention e-cigarettes. And it wasn’t until 2016 that the agency expanded its own regulations to include the devices. But since then FDA regulators have repeatedly pushed back the timeline, at one point until 2022, to begin review the legions of vaping products that have come to market. Frustrated by the delays, antitobacco groups including the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids sued the FDA to speed up the process. In June, a federal judge sided with the groups and set a deadline of next May for all companies to submit their

products for federal review. The FDA did not appeal the decision. The vapor group’s lawsuit said the FDA has now set five different deadlines. “It is time for FDA to stop moving the goalposts and changing the rules in the middle of the game to the detriment of our manufacturers and small businesses,” said Tony Abboud, the group’s executive director, in a statement. Vaping executives have long said that most companies will not be able to afford to conduct large, expensive studies needed for FDA review. Only products that meet FDA standards would be permitted to be sold. The FDA declined to comment on the lawsuit.

‘To embrace the poor and destitute’ Biographer: Statue of Liberty poem embraces migrants from “all places.” By Nomaan Merchant Associated Press

Long before a Trump administration official suggested the poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty welcomed only people from Europe, the words captured America’s promise to newcomers at a time when the nation was also seeking to exclude many immigrants from landing on its shores. A biographer of poet Emma Lazarus on Wednesday challenged the comment by the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, explaining that Lazarus’ words were her way of urging Americans “to embrace the poor and destitute of all places and origins.” Lazarus wrote “The New Colossus” in 1883, one year after Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act, which banned laborers from China. The poem is best known for its line about welcoming “your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Beginning in the 1930s, supporters of immigration began using the poem to bolster their cause. Biographer Esther Schor said Lazarus was “deeply involved” in refugee causes. Ken Cuccinelli suggested Tuesday in an interview with NPR that the line should be changed to “give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge.” He spoke a day after the administration announced it would move to deny green cards to many migrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance, under existing rules that require people trying to gain legal status to prove they would not be a “public charge,” or burden to the government. Those rules would exempt active-duty military members, refugees or asylum seekers. Cuccinelli, who has said his family is of Irish and Italian origin, told CNN that the poem referred “to people coming from Europe where they had class-based societies.” Immigrants from around the

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CHEYENNE, Wyo — Bigger, more efficient equipment will allow an electric utility to redevelop Wyoming’s first commercial wind farm so it produces the same amount of power with far fewer turbines, an example of the growing feasibility of renewable energy in the top U.S. coal-mining state. Portland, Oregon-based PacifiCorp plans to replace 68 wind turbines at the Foote Creek I wind farm with 13 turbines. The wind farm atop the barren and blustery ridge called Foote Creek Rim west of Cheyenne will continue to generate about 41 megawatts, or enough electricity to power nearly 20,000 homes.

Ex-Blackwater contractor sentenced to life WASHINGTON — A former Blackwater security contractor was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for his role in the 2007 shooting of unarmed civilians in Iraq that left 14 people dead. Federal judge Royce Lamberth issued the sentence after a succession of friends and relatives requested leniency for Nicholas Slatten, who was found guilty of first-degree murder by a jury in December. Prosecutors charged that Slatten, 35, was the first to fire shots in the September 2007 massacre of Iraqi civilians at a crowded traffic circle in Baghdad. Ten men, two women and two boys, ages 9 and 11, were killed. The defense had argued that Slatten and other Blackwater contractors opened fire only after they saw what they mistakenly thought was a potential suicide car bomber moving quickly toward their convoy. Defense attorney Dane Butswinkas described Slatten as “a person of high integrity” whose family members had served in the U.S. military for four generations. Several of Slatten’s supporters openly accused prosecutors of scapegoating an innocent man in order to placate Iraqi public opinion. The shootings strained U.S.Iraqi relations and focused intense international scrutiny on the extensive use of private military contractors in Iraq.

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The Statue of Liberty stands at sunset in New York. The Statue of Liberty is at the center of a national debate on immigration after a top Trump administration official offered the president his own interpretation of the famous inscription that has welcomed immigrants to the United States for more than a century.

world rejected that assertion. “European immigrants are so offended that we would be in a more privileged position or looked upon more favorably because of that,” said Fiona McEntee, a native of Ireland who settled in the U.S. in 2005 and is now an immigration lawyer based in Chicago. “I just think of the Irish immigrants that came over back in the 1800s, early 1900s. That’s really similar to a lot of the immigrants today.” As tourists sailed and walked around the statue on Wednesday, Primoz Bedenk, an entrepreneur from Slovenia said Lazarus’ poem was “not meant to exclude or select certain people.” “From the first day, they were words that welcomed everyone, not just those who suit today’s establishment,” Bedenk said. The administration, which has enacted several measures to restrict immigration, has challenged the poem before. Two years ago, senior Trump adviser Stephen Miller, in defending a proposal to favor English-speaking immigrants, argued that the poem is “not actually part of the original statue” because it was not inscribed in the base until 1903, 17 years after the monument was unveiled.

Decades after ships stopped arriving at Ellis Island within sight of the statue, immigrants say it is still a powerful symbol in their countries of origin. “It tells everyone around the world to come to the United States with the possibility of building a better life,” said Seydi Sarr, a 44-year-old naturalized immigrant from Senegal. “That’s the dream the United States is selling. I didn’t have a dream of being here, but when the opportunity came I said, ‘Yes, that allows me to move up.’” Sarr is an immigrant-rights and community organizer in Detroit. She said the Trump administration has made it clear where the U.S. stands on immigration and people of color. “Finally, someone accepts that immigration is white and the privilege of immigration is white,” she said. “The president already has echoed that sentiment. He already said he’d rather have immigrants from Norway. Their white privilege has advantages. The man (Cuccinelli) just said it.” Some people of color have long struggled with whether the statue’s promise included them. The Cleveland Gazette, a black newspaper, editorialized in 1886, during a time of state-sanctioned racial

discrimination, that the statue’s torch “should not be lighted until this country becomes a free one in reality.” Julieta Garibay came to the U.S. from Mexico when she was 12. Her family settled in Austin, Texas. She remembers learning Lazarus’ poem and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. But she also remembers being mocked for her accent and being called an anti-Mexican slur. “From very early on, I knew I was not from this country,” said Garibay, now a naturalized U.S. citizen and organizer for the immigrant advocacy group United We Dream. Nerveine Ouida left Egypt in 2012, sought asylum in the U.S. and is now an American citizen who lives outside Houston. She said that she understood why the government might want to limit protections for people who use public benefits, though she supported providing help to refugees and asylum seekers who need it. “Liberty means that you need still to have some rules to protect your own country,” she said. “Making rules about who goes in, who comes out, this is not against liberty. This is to protect the people who are living here.”

Bigger is better: Wind farm in Wyoming making same power with 80% fewer turbines By Mead Gruver

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Solar power often gets attention for efficiency gains but many U.S. utilities also are working to squeeze more megawatts out of wind, PacifiCorp spokesman Spencer Hall said. “Just imagine buying a new cellphone today versus in ‘98,” Hall said, referring to when the wind farm’s first turbines were installed. “It’s becoming a thing where we can’t even get labor on some of them, there are so many projects going on.” PacifiCorp has 1.9 million customers in Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Washington state, Oregon and California and wants to get more electricity from wind power in the years ahead, while reducing what it generates from coal. Environmental groups are waiting for an October announcement

by PacifiCorp outlining its future plans for coal-fired power. PacifiCorp has been weighing whether to shut down as many as nine coalfired generating units at power plants in Colorado and Wyoming over the next several years. “All indications are showing it will include some early retirements on at least some of the units,” said Hall. Increasingly efficient renewables and inexpensive gas-fired electricity are bad news for Wyoming’s coal mining industry, which employs about 4,700 miners and supplies over 40 percent of U.S. coal. Several bankruptcies, including one that shut down two of the top-producing U.S. coal mines in the state’s northeastern Powder River Basin area of rolling grasslands, have hit the industry in recent years.

At Foote Creek Rim, PacifiCorp plans to replace its 600-kilowatt Mitsubishi wind turbines with 2and 4-megawatt Vestas turbines. The Vestas turbines will have larger blades spanning 120 yards and 149 yards. As the new turbines go up, the existing ones will be decommissioned next April. The redevelopment includes PacifiCorp’s buyout of another utility’s 21 percent ownership stake in Foote Creek I. The Eugene Water & Electric Board will get $1.7 million for its share. Other major wind projects in the works in Wyoming include Power Company of Wyoming’s plans for a 3,000-megawatt wind farm about 50 miles southwest of Foote Creek Rim.

NEW YORK — Facebook has paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its Messenger service, raising privacy concerns for a company with a history of privacy lapses. The practice was, until recently, common in the tech industry. Companies say the use of humans helps improve their services. But users aren’t typically aware that humans and not just computers are reviewing audio. Transcriptions done by humans raise bigger concerns because of the potential of rogue employees or contractors leaking details. The practice at Google emerged after some of its Dutch language audio snippets were leaked. More than 1,000 recordings were obtained by Belgian broadcaster VRT NWS, which noted that some contained sensitive personal conversations — as well as information that identified the person speaking. “We feel we have some control over machines,” said Jamie Winterton, director of strategy at Arizona State University’s Global Security Initiative. “You have no control over humans that way. There’s no way once a human knows something to drag that piece of data to the recycling bin.”

Government moves toward easing drive-time rules for truckers WASHINGTON — The Trump administration took a key step Wednesday toward relaxing federal rules that govern the length of time truck drivers can spend behind the wheel, a move long sought by the trucking industry but opposed by safety advocates who warn it could lead to more highway crashes. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, an agency of the Transportation Department, issued proposed changes to the “hours of service” rules , which dictate breaks truckers are required to take, and their time on and off duty. “It puts a little more power back in the hands of the drivers and motor carriers,” said Raymond Martinez, head of the federal safety agency. Martinez said the agency listened to drivers and their calls for safer and more flexible rules. But highway safety groups have warned that putting the revisions into place would dangerously weaken the regulations. “The agency is offering flexibility without regard for the fact that it could be exploited by the worst actors in the industry, including drivers who will operate while fatigued and motor carriers who will coerce them to do so,” said Harry Adler, executive director of the Truck Safety Coalition. — Associated Press

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New Arctic concern: Microplastics By Frank Jordans Associated Press

BERLIN — Scientists say they’ve found an abundance of tiny plastic particles in Arctic snow, indicating that so-called microplastics are being sucked into the atmosphere and carried long distances to some of the remotest corners of the planet. The researchers examined snow collected from sites in the Arctic, northern Germany, the Bavarian and Swiss Alps and the North Sea island of Heligoland with a process specially designed to analyze their samples in a lab. “While we did expect to find microplastics, the enormous concentrations surprised us,” Melanie Bergmann, a researcher at the Alfred-Wegener-Institute in Bremerhaven, Germany, said. Their findings were published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances.

Previous studies have found microplastics — which are created when man-made materials break apart and defined as pieces smaller than 5 millimeters — in the air of Paris, Tehran and Dongguan, China. The research demonstrated the fragments may become airborne in a way similar to dust, pollen and fine particulate matter from vehicle exhausts. While there’s growing concern about the environmental impact of microplastics, scientists have yet to determine what effect, if any, the minute particles have on humans or wildlife. Bergmann, who co-authored the study, said the highest concentrations of microplastics were found in the Bavarian Alps, with one sample having more than 150,000 particles per 1 liter. Although the Arctic samples were less contaminated, the third-highest concentration in the samples

the researchers analyzed — 14,000 particles per liter — came from an ice floe in the Fram Strait off eastern Greenland, she said. On average, the researchers found 1,800 particles per liter in the samples taken from that region. Martin Wagner, a biologist at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology who wasn’t involved with the study, said the extremely high concentrations could be partly attributed to the methods the researchers used, which allowed them to identify microplastics as small as 11 micrometers, or 0.011 millimeters — less than the width of a human hair. “This is significant because most studies so far looked at much larger microplastics,” he said. “Based on that, I would conclude that we very much underestimate the actual microplastics levels in the environment.” “Importantly, the study

demonstrates that atmospheric transport is a relevant process moving microplastics around, potentially over long ranges and on a global scale,” Wagner added. “Also, snow may be an important reservoir storing microplastics and releasing it during snow melt, something that has not been looked at before.” Bergmann said the microplastics detected in the study included varnish that may have been used to coat cars and ships, rubber found in tires and materials that could have originated in textiles or packaging. The authors suggested that the airborne distribution of microscopic plastic particles has so far been neglected as a source of contamination and should be monitored in standard air pollution monitoring schemes. “We really need to know what effects microplastics have on humans, especially if inhaled with the air that we breathe,” Bergmann said.

Flights resume at Hong Kong airport, protesters vow to keep pressure on By Vincnent Thian and Yanan Wang Associated Press

HONG KONG — Flights resumed Wednesday at Hong Kong’s airport after two days of disruptions that descended into clashes with police, highlighting the hardening positions of pro-democracy protesters and the authorities in the semiautonomous Chinese city. After nightfall, a new protest outside a police station in the city was dispersed as officers fired tear gas. There was soul-searching in the protest movement, including the three dozen demonstrators who remained camped at the airport arrivals area. They asked travelers and the general public for forgiveness after their blockade turned into chaotic and frenzied violence. While the movement’s supporters still have street protests planned, it’s unclear what their next move is or whether they will be able to find new rallying sites to keep the pressure on authorities. Protesters spread pamphlets and posters on the floor in one section of the terminal but were not impeding travelers. Online, they also circulated letters and promotional materials apologizing for the inconveniences during the past five days of the airport occupation. “It is not our intention to cause delays to your travels and we do not want to cause inconvenience to you,” said an emailed statement from a group of protesters. “We ask for your understanding and forgiveness as young people in Hong Kong continue to fight for freedom and democracy.” The airport’s management said it had obtained “an interim injunction to restrain persons from unlawfully and willfully obstructing or interfering” with airport operations. It said an area of the airport had been set aside

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Police move out from the Shum Shui Po police station to confront protesters in Hong Kong on Wednesday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for a peaceful solution to the unrest in Hong Kong amid fears China could use force to quell pro-democracy protests.

for demonstrations, but no protests would be allowed outside the designated area. Additional identification checks were in place, but check-in counters were open and flights appeared to be operating normally. The demonstration resulted in more than 100 flight cancellations on Tuesday and about 200 on Monday. Hong Kong police said they arrested five people during clashes at the airport Tuesday night. Assistant Commissioner of Police Operations Mak Chin-ho said the men, aged between 17 and 28, were arrested for illegal assembly. Two were also charged with assaulting a police officer and possessing weapons as riot police sought to clear the terminal. In Hong Kong’s blue-collar Sham Shui Po neighborhood, police fired tear gas Wednesday night at a group of protesters rallying outside a police station. The protesters had gathered to burn phony currency and incense

as a way to show their opposition to the police during the month-long Hungry Ghost Festival, when offerings are made to ward off the spirits of ancestors. Police armed with riot shields and batons marched through the neighborhood. Officers carried warning flags and fired tear gas as they advanced, but protesters had already scrambled away. More than 700 protesters have been arrested in total since early June, mostly men in their 20s and 30s, but also including women, teenagers and septuagenarians. Mak said additional suspects from the airport were expected to be arrested, including those who assaulted an officer after stripping him of his baton and pepper spray, prompting him to draw his gun to fend them off. Hong Kong law permits life imprisonment for those who commit violent acts or acts that might interfere with flight safety at an airport.

More than 74 million travelers pass through Hong Kong’s airport each year, making it “not an appropriate place of protest,” Mak said. “Hong Kong police have always facilitated peaceful and orderly protests over the years, but the extremely radical and violent acts have certainly crossed the line and are to be most severely condemned,” he said. “The police pledge to all citizens of Hong Kong that we will take steps to bring all culprits to justice.” That was backed up by a statement on a new government website set up to provide the latest information on the crisis, which said, “The police will take relentless enforcement action to bring the persons involved to justice.” Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific said it had canceled 272 flights in the past two days, affecting more than 55,000 passengers, while 622 departures and arrivals went ahead. Cathay also said it has fired two pilots in an apparent response to their involvement in activity related to pro-democracy protests. They included one pilot who is “currently involved in legal proceedings.” The airline said earlier this week one of its pilots has been charged with rioting after being arrested during a protest. It said the second fired pilot “misused company information,” but gave no other details. The Hong Kong Free Press reported the pilot posted a photo of a cockpit screen on an online forum used by protesters. The airport disruptions grew from a summer of demonstrations aimed at what many Hong Kong residents see as an increasing erosion of the freedoms they were promised in 1997 when Communist Party-ruled mainland China took over what had been a British colony.

Scientists: Monster penguin once swam oceans By Nick Perry Associated Press

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Scientists in New Zealand said Wednesday they’ve found fossilized bones from an extinct monster penguin that was about the size of an adult human and swam the oceans some 60 million years ago. They said the previously undiscovered species is believed to have stood about 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighed up to 176 pounds. It’s believed to have been one of several species of giant penguins that thrived soon after dinosaurs died out. The findings were published this week in “Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology.” Paul Scofield, a co-author of the paper and senior curator at the Canterbury Museum, said the discovery is significant because the species is similar to another giant penguin found in Antarctica in 2000 and helps show a connection

between the two regions during the Paleocene Epoch. He said that following the extinction of dinosaurs, marine reptiles and gigantic fish, it seemed there was an evolutionary opportunity for penguins to thrive and grow in size. “The oceans were ripe for the picking with the lack of mega predators,” Scofield said. “It looks like what was going on was that penguins were just starting to exploit that niche.” But he said the giant penguins themselves became extinct within 30 million years as large marine mammals began ruling the waters. The monster penguins, named Crossvallia waiparensis, would have been about twice the weight and 1 foot taller than the largest type of penguins alive today, emperor penguins. Scofield said the leg bones indicated the monster penguin’s feet may have played a bigger role in swimming than is the case with penguins today.

New Zealand is believed to have been the site of many gigantic birds that later became extinct, including the world’s largest parrot, a giant eagle and an emu-like bird called the moa. Scientists say the lack of predators allowed such birds to thrive. The monster penguin’s bones, from its legs and feet, were found by amateur enthusiast Leigh Love about 18 months ago in the Waipara River bed near the South Island city of Christchurch. Love said he spotted the fragments in an eroding bank. “It wasn’t until I got the fossils home and did a little preparation that I realized I had something completely different than what had been found before,” he said. Love said his passion for collecting fossils began about 14 years ago after chronic fatigue syndrome prevented him from working for several years. “It inspires me to go out and look for more,” he said.

Massey University Professor John Cockrem, a penguin expert who wasn’t involved in the research, said the discovery was significant in adding to knowledge about giant penguins and cementing New Zealand’s place as the penguin center of the world. Ewan Fordyce, a paleontology professor from the University of Otago who also wasn’t involved in the research, said the penguin was among the oldest ever found. He said one challenge was trying to determine the overall size of the birds from skeleton fragments, but added that it was a challenge everybody in the field faced. The monster penguin’s bones were analyzed by Scofield and Vanesa De Pietri, another Canterbury Museum curator, along with German paleontologist Gerald Mayr. The scientists say they have discovered other new penguin species at the remarkable site, which they haven’t yet finished researching.

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Commissioner finds Canada PM Trudeau violated ethics TORONTO — Canada’s ethics commissioner said Wednesday that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau improperly pressured a former attorney general to halt the criminal prosecution of a company, a development that could imperil his re-election chances. The report comes just before the official start of campaigning for the Oct. 21 general election and it threatens to re-inflame a scandal that rocked the government earlier this year, causing a drop in poll ratings that had since abated. Ethics commissioner Mario Dion said Trudeau’s attempts to influence the then attorney general and justice minister, Jody WilsonRaybould, were contrary to the constitutional principle of prosecutorial independence. Trudeau said at a news conference that he takes responsibility “for everything,” but said he “can’t apologize for standing up for Canadian jobs.”

UK Labour leader lays out plan to stop a nodeal Brexit LONDON (AP) -- The leader of Britain’s biggest opposition party on Wednesday urged other opposition forces to unite, topple Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative government and prevent Britain from leaving the European Union in October without a divorce agreement. The move came after Johnson accused anti-Brexit U.K. politicians of collaborating with the EU to stymie Britain’s exit from the bloc. Jeremy Corbyn, who heads the main opposition Labour Party, said he planned to call a no-confidence vote in Johnson’s government “at the earliest opportunity when we can be confident of success” once Parliament returns from its summer break in September. In a letter to other opposition leaders and pro-EU Conservative lawmakers, the Labour chief said Parliament should then unite behind a Corbyn-led “temporary government” that would seek a delay to Brexit day — currently scheduled for Oct. 31 — and call a national election.

Rapper found guilty of Sweden assault, won’t face prison STOCKHOLM — American rapper A$AP Rocky was found guilty of assault Wednesday by a Swedish court, six weeks after a street brawl in Stockholm that had attracted the attention of U.S. President Donald Trump. A judge and jury found the rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, and his two bodyguards guilty of unlawfully hitting and kicking a 19-year-old man during the June 30 fight. Despite the verdict , the defendants will not be returning to prison as the court gave them “conditional sentences” for the assault convictions. That means they don’t have to serve prison time unless they commit a similar offense in Sweden again. The three, who spent nearly a month behind bars before being released Aug. 2, returned to the United States. Though they were spared further jail time, the defendants have been ordered to a pay a total of $1,310 in compensation to the victim.

German economy shrinks, casting shadow over European growth FRANKFURT, Germany — Germany’s economy shrank by 0.1 percent in the second quarter as global trade conflicts and troubles in the auto industry held back the largest member of the 19-country euro currency union. The weak performance darkened prospects for the entire eurozone, where the European Central Bank is poised to add more monetary stimulus at its next meeting. It also raised the possibility that Germany could enter a technical recession by posting another consecutive quarter of falling output. — Associated Press


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Phillies beat up on Hamels in pitching return PHILADELPHIA (AP) — J.T. Realmuto hit a grand slam, Bryce Harper went deep twice and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs 11-1 in Charlie Manuel’s first game as hitting coach, ruining Cole Hamels’ return home Wednesday night. Manuel was back in red pinstripes in his old dugout exactly six years to the day the franchise icon managed his last game for the Phillies. He heard “Charlie! Charlie! Charlie!” chants after Realmuto connected to make it 10-0 in the third. Hamels, the 2008 NLCS and World Series MVP with Manuel’s Phillies, was roughed up in his first game in Philadelphia since he was traded to Texas in July 2015. Hamels (6-4) gave up eight runs and nine hits in twoplus innings. Aaron Nola (11-3) benefited from the offense’s rare outburst. He allowed three hits, including Kris Bryant’s homer, and struck out seven in seven innings.

NATIONALS 17, REDS 7 WASHINGTON (AP) — Anthony Rendon, Kurt Suzuki and Adam Eaton hit homers in a 10-run fifth that included an RBI single from Stephen Strasburg (15-5), and Washington tacked on another six runs in the next inning to complete a threegame series sweep. This marked the first time since the Nationals moved from Montreal in 2005 that every member of the team’s lineup scored in a single inning. The NL wild-card leaders broke loose against Trevor Bauer (1-1) for their biggest inning of the season; they scored 11 in an inning at Colorado in 2017. The sixth Wednesday wasn’t too shabby, either, as

Washington batted around again, much to the delight of a crowd of 23,596 that showed up for the unusual 4:05 p.m. weekday start.

DODGERS 9, MARLINS 1 MIAMI (AP) — Clayton Kershaw struck out the first seven batters he faced and matched a season high with 10 strikeouts in seven shutout innings as Los Angeles beat Miami. Kershaw (12-2) allowed two hits and retired the first 14 Miami batters before Harold Ramirez’s two-out single to right in the fifth. The three-time Cy Young Award winner left after 90 pitches.

YANKEES 6, ORIOLES 5 NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Sanchez hit a threerun homer and New York beat Baltimore for the 16th straight time this season. The Yankees went 17-2 against the O’s, their most wins versus any opponent in a season since going 17-5 over the Kansas City Athletics in 1959. Sanchez’s 10th homer against the Orioles this year capped a four-run burst in the first inning. Didi Gregorius hit an RBI single and Mike Ford hit a two-run single as the Yankees won their fifth straight.

RED SOX 5, INDIANS 1 CLEVELAND (AP) — Rafael Devers homered and singled, extending his hit streak to eight straight at-bats, and Xander Bogaerts connected twice to lead Boston over Cleveland. Devers went 6 for 6 with four doubles Tuesday night. A day later, he singled in the first inning and hit a solo home run in the third before

Amukamara, Bears secondary seeking more interceptions By Gene Chamberlain Associated Press

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara matched a career high in interceptions last season and sees no reason his total can’t grow higher this season. He’s not alone in expecting big things. A year after leading the NFL with 27 interceptions, the Bears view defensive changes as either no obstacle or even as an asset while they try to do something rare for any defense: repeat as league interception leaders. “I’m excited with my ball production personally, and how I’m breaking on the balls and reading routes,” Amukamara said after making three interceptions last year. “I still credit that to (former defensive backs) coach Ed Donatell, what he did for my career and how I play the ball. “I think he took it to another level, so I’m still trying to build upon that.” Donatell left with former defensive coordinator Vic Fangio for Denver after last season. It wasn’t the only change in the secondary, as former Jets defensive back Buster Skrine replaced lost free agent Bryce Callahan, and safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix signed after Adrian Amos left for Green Bay. Bears secondary members have refocused under new defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano and defensive backs coach Deshea Townsend. Despite all the change, Amukamara is feeling capable at age 30 of being part of

a secondary that takes a step forward. “I just feel very comfortable,” Amukamara said. “I feel like I’m learning a lot of ball ever year, especially with the addition of coach Deshea, I mean, him being a former player and having him as a coach. “Donatell taught me more about playing the ball and schemes and different schemes and what to look at. Now Deshea, he played like 13 to 14 years and now he’s teaching me extra tips like how to take care of my body, like what extra stuff I can do.” Although Amukamara had never been known for interceptions, he defended passes well prior to last season. On the other side of the field, Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller tied for the NFL lead with seven interceptions and was an All-Pro. Under Pagano, Amukamara and the secondary has enjoyed a strong training camp daily. “I think it’s huge,” Amukamara said of camp’s importance. “I mean, I just turned 30 in June. One thing you don’t want to hear, especially in my position is like, ‘Oh you’re getting old,’ or ‘He’s lost a step’ and stuff like that. To show the scouts, to show the general managers the decision makers that I can still press, I can still run, I can still break with these young guys, I think like personally that’s huge for me.” No defense has led the league outright in interceptions for consecutive years since the 1972-73 Pittsburgh Steelers.

being retired on a comebacker in the fifth.

BRAVES 6, METS 4 ATLANTA (AP) — Tyler Flowers drove in a tiebreaking run with an infield hit, and Atlanta scored five runs off Seth Lugo in the seventh and survived a ninth-inning scare in a win over New York. The Mets have lost three straight, including the first two of the three-game series with Atlanta, after winning 15 of 16 to move up in the NL wild-card chase.

CARDINALS 6, ROYALS 0 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Cardinals rookie Dakota Hudson tossed six innings of five-hit ball, Royals counterpart Brad Keller allowed a no-hit bid to crumble in spectacular fashion, and St. Louis went on to beat Kansas City for a two-game sweep. Hudson (11-6) allowed runners to reach every inning but the third, but the 24-yearold right-hander kept getting timely double-plays, groundballs and fly outs. Hudson struck out five and walked two as the Cardinals won for the 13th time in his last 16 starts.

ANGELS 7, PIRATES 4 ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols had two hits and three RBIs and set the major league record for career hits by a foreign-born player, leading Los Angeles over Pittsburgh.

ROCKIES 7, DIAMONDBACKS 6 DENVER (AP) — Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to give Colorado the victory. After Trevor Story was hit by a pitch, Arenado launched

Philadelphia Phillies’ Bryce Harper, left, celebrates his two-run home run with Rhys Hoskins during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Wednesday in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

a fastball from Archie Bradley (3-5) over the fence in left. It was Arenado’s third career walk-off homer and first since June 18, 2017, against San Francisco.

WHITE SOX 13, ASTROS 9 CHICAGO (AP) — James McCann hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the eighth inning and Chicago outlasted Houston to win the season series from the runaway AL West leaders.

ATHLETICS 9, GIANTS 5 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Chapman homered twice, including a pivotal drive in the ninth inning that followed a late collapse by Oakland’s bullpen, and the Athletics held on to beat San Francisco.



scoreboard BASEBALL

National League East Division W L Atlanta 72 50 Washington 65 55 Philadelphia 62 58 New York 61 59 Miami 44 75 Central Division St. Louis 63 55 Chicago 64 56 Milwaukee 63 58 Cincinnati 56 63 Pittsburgh 50 70 West Division Los Angeles 81 41 Arizona 61 60 San Francisco 60 61 San Diego 56 64 Colorado 54 67

Red Sox 5, Indians 1 Pct GB .590 — .542 6 .517 9 .508 10 .370 26½ .534 — .533 — .521 1½ .471 7½ .417 14 .664 — .504 19½ .496 20½ .467 24 .446 26½

Wednesday’s Games Milwaukee 6, Minnesota 5 Colorado 7, Arizona 6 San Diego 7, Tampa Bay 2 Oakland 9, San Francisco 5 Washington 17, Cincinnati 7 Philadelphia 11, Chicago Cubs 1 L.A. Dodgers 9, Miami 1 Atlanta 6, N.Y. Mets 4 L.A. Angels 7, Pittsburgh 4 St. Louis 6, Kansas City 0 Thursday’s Games L.A. Dodgers (Buehler 10-2) at Miami (Smith 7-6), 3:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Darvish 4-6) at Philadelphia (Smyly 2-6), 7:05 p.m. St. Louis (Wacha 6-5) at Cincinnati (Gray 7-6), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Stroman 6-11) at Atlanta (Teheran 7-7), 7:20 p.m. San Francisco (Rodriguez 4-6) at Arizona (Young 4-2), 9:40 p.m. American League East Division W L New York 81 41 Tampa Bay 71 51 Boston 64 59 Toronto 51 73 Baltimore 39 82 Central Division Minnesota 72 48 Cleveland 72 49 Chicago 54 65 Kansas City 43 78 Detroit 36 81 West Division Houston 78 43 Oakland 68 52 Texas 60 60 Los Angeles 59 63 Seattle 49 72

Johnson, Walden (3), D.Hernandez (4), Taylor (5), Eovaldi (6), Cashner (8), Workman (9) and Vazquez; Bieber, Goody (7), L.Allen (7) and Plawecki. W_ Eovaldi 1-0. L_Bieber 12-5. HRs_Boston, Bogaerts 2 (27), Devers (25). White Sox 13, Astros 9 Houston Chicago

112 001 220—9 15 2 042 101 14x—13 15 1

Miley, McHugh (4), J.Smith (6), Harris (7), Pressly (8) and Chirinos, Maldonado; Detwiler, Cordero (5), Bummer (7), Marshall (8), Osich (8), Colome (8) and McCann. W_Colome 4-2. L_Pressly 2-3. HRs_Houston, Altuve (22), Gurriel 2 (25). Chicago, McCann (13), Jimenez (20). Tigers 3, Mariners 2 Seattle Detroit

000 110 000—2 7 1 021 000 00x—3 12 1

Gonzales, McClain (7) and Narvaez; Jackson, G.Soto (6), B.Farmer (7), J.Jimenez (9) and Rogers. W_Jackson 3-5. L_Gonzales 12-10. Sv_J.Jimenez (2). HRs_Seattle, Crawford (5), Vogelbach (27). Brewers 6, Twins 5 Minnesota Milwaukee

201 200 000—5 6 2 101 010 03x—6 11 0

Gibson, S.Dyson (6), May (7), Romo (8), Littell (8) and Garver; G.Gonzalez, Jeffress (4), Black (6), Ju.Guerra (7), Claudio (9), Albers (9) and Grandal. W_Ju.Guerra 6-3. L_Romo 2-1. Sv_Albers (4). HRs_ Minnesota, Rosario (26), Garver (23), Sano (21). Milwaukee, Grisham (2). Padres 7, Rays 2 200 000 000—2 6 1 020 210 11x—7 10 0

Pct GB .664 — .582 10 .520 17½ .411 31 .322 41½

Beeks, De Leon (6), Poche (8) and d’Arnaud; Quantrill, Strahm (6), Perdomo (7), Munoz (8), Yates (9) and Mejia. W_Quantrill 6-3. L_Beeks 5-2. HRs_ Tampa Bay, Pham (17). San Diego, Hosmer (18).

.600 — .595 ½ .454 17½ .355 29½ .308 34½

Oakland San Francisco

.645 — .567 9½ .500 17½ .484 19½ .405 29

Rangers 7, Blue Jays 3 010 301 110—7 10 1 000 102 000—3 6 0

Allard, Clase (6), Montero (7), Leclerc (9) and Trevino; Reid-Foley, Boshers (4), Godley (4), N.Ramirez (7), Shafer (8) and Jansen. W_Allard 1-0. L_ReidFoley 2-3. HRs_Texas, Mazara (17), Santana (19). Yankees 6, Orioles 5 Baltimore New York

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Tampa Bay San Diego

Wednesday’s Games Texas 7, Toronto 3 N.Y. Yankees 6, Baltimore 5 Boston 5, Cleveland 1 Chicago White Sox 13, Houston 9 Milwaukee 6, Minnesota 5 San Diego 7, Tampa Bay 2 Oakland 9, San Francisco 5 Detroit 3, Seattle 2 L.A. Angels 7, Pittsburgh 4 St. Louis 6, Kansas City 0 Thursday’s Games Seattle (Milone 1-7) at Detroit (Turnbull 3-10), 9:10 a.m. Cleveland (Plutko 4-3) at N.Y. Yankees (Green 2-3), 3:05 p.m. Minnesota (Smeltzer 1-2) at Texas (Payano 1-1), 4:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Lopez 7-9) at L.A. Angels (Heaney 1-3), 6:07 p.m. Houston (Sanchez 5-14) at Oakland (Fiers 11-3), 6:07 p.m. All Times ADT

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Bundy, Bleier (6), Armstrong (7), Givens (8) and Severino, Sisco; J.Happ, Cessa (6), Ottavino (7), Britton (8), A.Chapman (9) and G.Sanchez. W_J. Happ 10-7. L_Bundy 5-13. Sv_A.Chapman (33). HRs_New York, Sanchez (26).

Athletics 9, Giants 5 112 002 012—9 15 0 000 000 050—5 7 0

Bailey, Soria (8), Petit (8), Hendriks (8) and Herrmann, Garneau; Beede, Coonrod (5), Bergen (6), Gustave (7), Jerez (8), Gott (9), Suarez (9) and Vogt. W_Bailey 10-8. L_Beede 3-7. Sv_Hendriks (13). HRs_Oakland, Chapman 2 (27), Grossman (6). San Francisco, Yastrzemski (13). Cardinals 6, Royals 0 St. Louis Kansas City

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Hudson, Webb (7), Gant (8), Fernandez (9) and Molina; Keller, McCarthy (7), Staumont (8), Kennedy (9) and Viloria. W_Hudson 11-6. L_Keller 7-13. HRs_St. Louis, DeJong (20). Angels 7, Pirates 4 Pittsburgh Los Angeles

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Archer, Kela (6), Crick (7), Hartlieb (8) and E.Diaz; Peters, Buttrey (7), Bedrosian (8), H.Robles (9) and Bemboom. W_Peters 3-1. L_Archer 3-9. Rockies 7, D-Backs 6 Arizona Colorado

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Ray, Andriese (3), Hirano (6), Chafin (7), Bradley (9) and Kelly; Freeland, Diaz (7), W.Davis (8), Oberg (9) and Wolters. W_Oberg 6-1. L_Bradley 3-5. HRs_Arizona, Escobar (27), Flores (3). Colorado, McMahon (14), Arenado (27). Nationals 17, Reds 7 Cincinnati Washington

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Bauer, Romano (5), Hughes (6) and Barnhart, K.Farmer; Strasburg, Grace (6), Ja.Guerra (7) and Suzuki. W_Strasburg 15-5. L_Bauer 10-9. Sv_ Ja.Guerra (2). HRs_Cincinnati, Barnhart (9), Galvis (1), Aquino (9). Washington, Eaton (8), Suzuki (13), Rendon (26). Phillies 11, Cubs 1 Chicago Philadelphia

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Hamels, Mills (3) and Caratini; Nola, Pivetta (8), Nicasio (9) and Realmuto, Knapp. W_Nola 11-3.

— Rookie Trent Grisham hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning, and Milwaukee rallied to beat Minnesota. The Brewers trailed 5-3 when Grisham, batting leadoff in his 11th game in the majors, blasted a 2-2 fastball from Sergio Romo (2-1) into the right-field stands. Ryan Braun reached on a throwing error by shortstop Jorge Polanco and Hernán Pérez singled before Grisham went deep.

PADRES 7, RAYS 2 SAN DIEGO (AP) — Cal Quantrill contributed with his arm and bat as San Diego beat Tampa Bay for the first time in over nine years. San Diego had lost nine in a row to the Rays overall since June 23, 2010, in an interleague matchup that hasn’t occurred too often. The Padres also posted their first home win over Tampa Bay — they were 0-3 against the Rays in 2004 when Petco Park opened, and had dropped

L_Hamels 6-4. HRs_Chicago, Bryant (24). Philadelphia, Realmuto (17), Harper 2 (24). Dodgers 9, Marlins 1 Los Angeles Miami

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Kershaw, Y.Garcia (8) and R.Martin; E.Hernandez, Conley (7), Kinley (8), Stanek (9) and Alfaro. W_Kershaw 12-2. L_E.Hernandez 2-5. HRs_Los Angeles, Turner (21), Rios 2 (2), Seager (11). Miami, Granderson (11). Braves 6, Mets 4 New York Atlanta

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Matz, S.Lugo (7), Avilan (7), Familia (8) and Ramos; Keuchel, Newcomb (7), C.Martin (7), Greene (8), Melancon (9), Blevins (9) and Flowers. W_C.Martin 1-3. L_S.Lugo 5-3. Sv_Blevins (1).


WNBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB Washington 18 7 .720 — Connecticut 17 8 .680 1 Chicago 14 10 .583 3½ Indiana 9 16 .360 9 New York 8 16 .333 9½ Atlanta 5 20 .200 13 WESTERN CONFERENCE Las Vegas 17 9 .654 — Los Angeles 15 9 .625 1 Seattle 14 12 .538 3 Minnesota 13 12 .520 3½ Phoenix 11 13 .458 5 Dallas 8 17 .320 8½ Wednesday’s Games Washington 88, Seattle 59 Connecticut 78, Phoenix 71 Dallas 84, Los Angeles 78 Friday’s Games Seattle at Connecticut, 3:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Chicago, 4 p.m. Washington at Minnesota, 4 p.m. New York at Dallas, 4 p.m. Atlanta at Phoenix, 6 p.m.

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Major League Soccer 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 Orlando City 9 11 6 33 34 34 Toronto FC 9 10 6 33 39 41 Chicago 7 11 9 30 40 40 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 Minnesota United 12 8 5 41 43 35 LA Galaxy 13 11 1 40 33 36 Real Salt Lake 12 9 4 40 38 32 Seattle 11 8 6 39 38 37 San Jose 11 8 5 38 41 36 Portland 11 9 4 37 41 36 FC Dallas 10 10 6 36 36 33 Houston 9 13 3 30 35 41 S. Kansas City 7 11 7 28 37 44 Colorado 7 13 5 26 41 50 Vancouver 5 12 9 24 26 45 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. Wednesday, August 14 Orlando City 1, Sporting Kansas City 0 Minnesota United 1, Colorado 0 Real Salt Lake 3, Seattle 0 LA Galaxy 2, FC Dallas 0 Portland 3, Chicago 2 Saturday, August 17 New England at New York, 3 p.m. FC Dallas at Montreal, 3:30 p.m. New York City FC at Cincinnati, 3:30 p.m. Toronto FC at Columbus, 3:30 p.m. Orlando City at Minnesota United, 4 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago, 4 p.m. San Jose at Sporting Kansas City, 4:30 p.m. Colorado at Houston, 5 p.m. D.C. United at Vancouver, 6 p.m. Los Angeles FC at Real Salt Lake, 6 p.m. Seattle at LA Galaxy, 6 p.m. All Times ADT


BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Designated RHP Jimmy

the first two games of this series.

TIGERS 3, MARINERS 2 DETROIT (AP) — Victor Reyes hit a two-run single in the second inning and Detroit held on to beat Seattle.

RANGERS 7, BLUE JAYS 3 TORONTO (AP) — Kolby Allard pitched 5 2/3 innings to win for the first time with Texas, Elvis Andrus had four hits and two RBIs and the Rangers beat Toronto to avoid a three-game sweep. Nomar Mazara and Danny Santana hit solo home runs as the Rangers wrapped up a three-city trip by scoring more than five runs for the first time in that stretch of road games. The Rangers went 3-6 against Cleveland, Milwaukee, and Toronto, winning once against each opponent.

Yacabonis for assignment. Claimed RHP Ryan Eades off waivers from Minnesota and optioned him to Norfolk (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANS — Optioned LHP Josh Smith to Columbus (IL). Recalled LHP Logan Allen from Columbus. Sent RHPs Corey Kluber and Dan Otero and LHP Tyler Olson to Akron (EL) and OF Bradley Zimmer to the AZL Indians Red for rehab assignments. DETROIT TIGERS — Optioned RHP John Schreiber to Toledo (IL). Recalled RHP David McKay from Toledo. Sent C Grayson Greiner to Lakeland (FSL) for a rehab assignment. HOUSTON ASTROS — Optioned INF/OF Myles Straw and RHP Joe Biagini to Round Rock (PCL). Recalled RHP Cy Sneed from Round Rock. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Optioned RHP Jake Jewell to Salt Lake (PCL). Reinstated RHP Noé Ramirez from the 10-day IL. NEW YORK YANKEES — Optioned LHP Joe Mantiply to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Designated RHP Brady Lail for assignment. Recalled 2B Thairo Estrada from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Claimed RHP Ryan Dull off waivers from San Francisco and added him to the 40-man roster. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Optioned OF Nick Martini to Las Vegas (PCL). Designated C Beau Taylor for assignment. Selected the contract of INF Corban Joseph from Las Vegas. SEATTLE MARINERS — Sent OFs Mitch Haniger and Braden Bishop to Modesto (Cal) for rehab assignments. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Placed OF Avisail Garcia on the 10-day IL. Optioned RHP Austin Pruitt to Durham (IL). Reinstated LHP Jose Alvarado from the 10-day IL. Recalled RHP Jose De Leon from Durham. Sent 2B Brandon Lowe to the GCL Rays for a rehab assignment. National League COLORADO ROCKIES — Optioned RHP Jeff Hoffman to Albuquerque (PCL). Recalled RHP Yency Almonte from Albuquerque. MIAMI MARLINS — Sent 1B Neil Walker to Jupiter (FSL) for a rehab assignment. MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Optioned RHP Jake Faria to San Antonio (PCL). Recalled RHP Ray Black from San Antonio. Sent RHP Jimmy Nelson to San Antonio for a rehab assignment. NEW YORK METS — Placed INF Jeff McNeil on the 10-day IL. Selected the contract of INF Rubén Tejada from Syracuse (IL). Transferred RHP Jacob Rhame to the 60-day IL. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Sent RHP Jerad Eickhoff to Lehigh Valley (IL) for a rehab assignment. Signed C Nick Hundley to a minor league contract. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Placed INF Pablo Sandoval on the 10-day IL, retroactive to Sunday. Reinstated OF Alex Dickerson from the 10-day IL. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS — Named Matt Pitman public address announcer. WASHINGTON WIZARDS — Named Antawn Jamison director of pro personnel and Laron Profit and John Carideo pro scouts. FOOTBALL National Football League CINCINNATI BENGALS — Claimed DT Dare Odeyingbo off waivers from Tampa Bay. NEW YORK GIANTS — Waived P Ryan Anderson. Claimed P Johnny Townsend off waivers from Oakland. Signed DB Terrell Sinkfield Jr. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Signed WR Emanuel Hall. Waived S Micah Abernathy. HOCKEY National Hockey League TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Traded F Adam Erne to Detroit for a 2020 fourth-round draft pick. SOCCER Major League Soccer MLS — Added a second game to the one-game suspension of Minnesota F Mason Toye for spitting at an opponent. HOUSTON DYNAMO — Fired coach Wilmer Cabrera. Promoted assistant coach Davy Arnaud to interim head coach for the remainder of the season. National Women’s Soccer League NWSL — Added a second game to the one-game suspension of Orlando F Marta for unsportsmanlike conduct. USL Championship USL — Suspended Hartford assistant coach Lucas Kruel five games, Hartford D Raymond Lee three games and Austin assistant coach Lee Stookberry, Hartford D Alex Davey, Austin M Demar Phillips, Austin D Jermaine Taylor, Charleston D Leland Archer, El Paso M James Kiffe, Reno M Eric Calvillo, New Mexico D Manny Padilla, Birmingham D Kyle Culbertson, Charleston M Vincenzo Candela, LA Galaxy M Carlos Harvey, Las Vegas F Irvin Parra, Las Vegas F Preston Tabortetaka, New Mexico M Josh Suggs, Portland M Eryk Williamson, Reno M Kevin Partida, Memphis M Cam Lindley and Hartford M Mads Jörgensen one game. COLLEGE SAINT ANSELM — Named Ian Burgess athletic event management/recreation and intramurals coordinator.

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thursday, august 15, 2019

Introducing PechaKucha 20x20 Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer debuts a new form of storytelling By Emilie Springer For the Homer News


ast month, Bunnell Street Arts Center rolled out a new form of storytelling in Homer: PechaKucha 20x20. The brand name for a format devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham architecture, PechaKucha emphasizes brevity and quick presentations to share certain dimensions of personal experience, often related to explaining or sharing one’s work involvement. For this particular project, the goal is to share a variety of personal skills, talents and diverse expertise that contribute positively to the larger community identity of Homer. Sponsored by Bunnell on July 25 at The Shop: Kachemak Bay Art Space off Bear Creek Drive, nine people spoke in the first of a three-part series of PechaKucha talks titled “A Cosmic Hamlet by the Sea.” While similar to the storytelling programs inspired by The Moth, and as seen in Anchorage’s Arctic Entries, Homer’s Spit Takes or Soldotna’s True Tales Told Live, the PechaKucha format adds a visual element. It provides each speaker with 20 PowerPoint slides that self-advance every 20 seconds. Some speakers use script and others just speak with the imagery he or she provides. “PechaKucha was the format that inspired this idea in the first place,” said Brianna Allen, the Bunnell staff member who brought the event to Homer. “The fast-paced tempo of impassioned people sharing personal causes is invigorating for an audience. I also love the creative place-making aspect of the rotating venue. I’d love to take it to unconventional venues, public or private, such as a yurt, a high-tunnel or a hangar. The whole experience to me is like a tall

glass of water: leaving me feeling restored and filled right up.” To select the first presenters, Allen said, Bunnell reached out to form a panel of other people potentially interested in helping get the event off the ground. “From there, we formed a group list of possible presenters and individually followed up,” she said. “Having a diversity of speakers is one of the most important parts about this event.” Contributors in the first of the series included Conrad and Eryn Field, Emily Garrity, Jeff Lockwood, Steve Baird, Paula Martin, David Pettibone, Heidi Aklaseaq Senungetuk, Sarah Robertson and Jeffrey Dean. With a nearly full audience of community members, Allen introduced the digital show. “This is something I’ve been dreaming of for years,” she said. “This is the pilot project and we’re really trying to gauge the local interest. This is all a big experiment at this point.” Then, in turn, each of the contributors took to the microphone and with their digital slides advancing in the background, spoke. The Fields discussed Antarctica and the Arctic, the intricacies of ecosystems and various adaptations that humanity is instigating. Garrity shared Twitter Creek Gardens with an explanation of what a bio-intensive garden entails and how it operates with a successful market component. She closed her talk by saying, “I’m your neighbor and I planted 30,000 carrot seeds; please come get one.” Lockwood, who works at KBBI Public Radio, spoke on the intricate relationship between audio and sound. His description of the mechanics between the two similar terms included many visual details that helped clarify the

Photo by Brianna Allen

The audience waits for the start of a PechaKucha 20x20 presentation July 25 at The Shop in Kachemak City.

difference. Baird, with the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve, talked about the role of coastal erosion in the Kachemak Bay area and included dramatic imagery of where the bluffs in town used to be located compared to where they are now. “I don’t love sea level erosion, but I love understanding how it works. Let’s share it,” he said. Martin’s point of interest was entomology, particularly aquatic insects. Pettibone’s discussion was related to art and painting and the various ways of using oil (or colored mud) to add texture to features such as faces, bark and scales. Senungetuk gave her presentation partially in Inupiaq with translations in English. The languages weave throughout the story as she expressed her personal experiences in Alaska Native studies and in a post-doc in Indigenous Studies at McGill See 20x20, Page A10

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An image from artist David Pettibone’s talk for the presentation at The Shop.

‘Scary Stories’ a likable Frankenstein of a movie By Jake Coyle Associated Press

“Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” is, likably, a Frankenstein of a movie that stitches together tales from the cultishly beloved 1980s book series by Alvin Schwartz and illustrated by Stephen Gammell. Schwartz’s stories, culled from folklore and urban legend, are mostly just a page or two. But they feel like shared nightmares, told round an eternal campfire. One is about a game of hide-and-seek gone wrong for a newly wed minister’s daughter. Another begins simply: “There was a haunted

house where every night a bloody head fell down the chimney. At least that’s what people said.” Gammell’s wondrously frightful black-and-white sketches made the tales that much more vivid and haunting. They are the sort you don’t ever forget. The same can’t be said of André Øvredal’s “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,” though it tries gamely and inventively to pay homage to its source material. It uses Schwartz’s stories and Gammell’s pictures imaginatively, blending them into one narrative propelled along by a found book, penned in blood, that writes the film’s

“Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” HH½ Rating: PG-13, for terror/ violence, disturbing images, thematic elements, language including racial epithets, and brief sexual references

teenage characters into the horrors conjured into the horror fables (among them “Harold,” ”The Big Toe” and “The Red Spot”). It’s a noble enough mission,

calendar Events and exhibitions ■■ Dragonfly Gallery presents Loralyn Sisson — Art in the Garden: A unique collection of colorful mixed-media paintings displayed among the flowers! Saturday, Aug. 17, 2-6 pm. Refreshments will be served. Contact Chelline with questions 907-394-3235. ■■ Kenai Performers present “Blazing Guns at Roaring Gulch” — a melodrama — Friday-Sunday, Aug. 16-18 and FridaySunday, Aug 23-25 at their 44045 B-Beach location (backside of Subway). Friday and Saturday shows at 7 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 each and available online at www., or at the door. Price includes pie a la mode served during intermission. Come see this hilarious, interactive show where you are encouraged to “boo” the villain and “cheer” the hero! For more information call Terri at 252-6808. ■■ Kenai Fine Art Center August Art Show, “Unforgotten” by Joel Isaak is a “Don’t Miss Show” by one of Alaska’s leading young artists. Location: across from Oiler’s Bingo Hall, next to the Historic Cabins. 283-7040. Summer hours 12-5 p.m. www.

Harvest Moon Local Food Festival ■■ Kenai Local Food Connection is accepting vendor applications for its Harvest Moon Local Food Festival, to be held 10 a.m.-6 pm, Saturday, Sept. 14 at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna. It’s the Kenai Peninsula’s biggest local food celebration of the year with live music, strolling performers, free kids’ activities, food demonstrations and the popular Fermentation Station. The festival is open to vendors of food (grown, harvested or made in Alaska); medicinal/wellness/personal care products made from locally grown or wild-harvested ingredients; food trucks featuring local ingredients; and educational booths relevant to the purpose of the festival. The rate is $30 per 10’ x 10’ tent space. The vendor application is on-line at https://www. For more information, call Heidi at 907-283-8732 x 5.

■■ The Annual Fireweed Guild FiberFest will be held on Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 28-29 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Soldotna Sports Center. Join us to celebrate natural fibers — from sheep, alpacas, llamas, rabbits, musk ox, goats and even dogs! See the many products produced from these fibers by talented Alaska artists. There will be classes for adults and free children’s activities, fiber vendor booths along with a fiber animal exhibit and sheep shearing demo. Local food trucks will be present outside the venue for a tasty lunch or snack. Bring your spinning wheel or your knitting/crochet project and join the Fiber Friends Circle and socialize with other fiber enthusiasts! The entrance is free and there will be a raffle to win some beautiful hand-made fiber products. Come meet local artists and show your appreciation for Alaska’s fiber industry. For inquiries, contact Nancy at 252-4863. ■■ Sterling Community Center FallFest 2019: Mark your calendar for our Fall Craft and Vendor Fair on Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Open to the public. There will be vendors, local crafts, food and drink, craft workshops, and much more! To reserve a space or for more information, please call 907-2627224 or stop in Monday-Friday between 9:00 a.m. and noon, 38377 Swanson River Road, Sterling. ■■ The Sterling Community Center invites you to our Summer community event, Sterling Friday Flea Market. On Friday, Aug. 16. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The market is for Crafters, fruit/vegetable Vendors, Merchandise Vendors, and Second Hand booths. 10-feet wide by 20-feet deep spaces for rent in parking lot for $10. Bring your own tents and tables or we have Rentals: 6ft table and one chair $10. Get a space at the Sterling Friday Flea Market anytime during the summer. If the weather is not cooperating vendors can come inside. All vendors and customers will have access to Sterling Community Center facilities and vending machines. Call for registration and information 262-7224 or email

See calendar, Page A10

made with evident devotion to the authors’ creation and a sincere desire to capture the magical ability of books to, page by page, work their way into the darkest recesses of our minds. Of course, books do that on their own, without the help of movies. And Øvredal’s film, by weaving together the supernatural creations of Schwartz and Gammell, blunts their effect, rendering them more like tropes within a familiar horror-movie context. Yet even if the material — a haunted scarecrow, a young woman’s vengeful ghost — can

feel stale off the page, Øvredal’s filmmaking is fresh and vibrant. The Norwegian director of “Trollhunter,” working with producer and monster maestro Guillermo Del Toro, composes the film with frames full of texture and shadow. It glows with both a familiar nostalgia (the film is set in 1968 and a drive-in makes the setting for one pivotal scene, with “Night of the Living Dead” playing behind) and a vibrancy that pushes the genre forward ever so slightly. Schwartz’s books were for kids See SCARY, Page A10

Poet’s August


This month is known for greatness and magnificence; anything created by God is benevolence. The signs Leo, the lion and Virgo, the maiden. The elements are fire and earth meaning self-sufficient and hard working; both are about strength and detail to succeed is important, not to fail. August has two birthstones, Spinel and the primary Peridot; both protect the wearer of this only He would know.

The color is green and red nature and strength; the beauty shows in length. The month’s flowers are gladiolus and poppy. Both make a person happy. The kingfisher, what a bird, it speaks peace; of this the country could use an increase. The month’s animal is the cheetah which means a rigid way of thinking, the trees, cypress, poplar, cedar and pine all of this from beauty isn’t shrinking. To God, the praises I’ll be singing. — Bonnie Marie Playle


Thursday, August 15, 2019

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‘Angry Birds’ can’t fly, but this sequel stays aloft By Jocelyn Noveck Associated Press

It’s hard to have huge expectations for a movie called “The Angry Birds Movie 2.” After all, it’s not even a movie based on a smartphone game. It’s a SEQUEL to a movie based on a smartphone game. But now that we’ve established that nobody’s expecting Ingmar Bergman here, let’s offer up some praise for this sequel-to-a-moviebased-on-a-smartphone-game, for finding a way to actually improve on the 2016 original in a way that’s clever but not snarky, sweet but not syrupy. Because regardless of its perhaps pedestrian origins (these non-flying birds ARE pedestrians, actually) the movie, directed by Thurop Van Orman, reminds us that finding a formula to appeal to both kids and parents for 90-odd minutes isn’t rocket science. All you need is some appealing characters, some famous voices, a message with heart, and, crucially, some good jokes. Oh, and potty references. Unfortunately, kids still really like those. If you haven’t seen the last film,

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but they bore a darkness that has ever since probably startled quite a few disapproving parents. Øvredal’s film, rated PG-13, tries to straddle a similar line and mostly does so, falling somewhere in between Amblin and Blumhouse. Dan and Kevin Hageman’s script invents a trio of teenagers — the nebbish, aspiring writer Stella (Zoe Colletti) and her two pals (Gabriel Rush, Austin Zajur) — who, along with a new kid in town (Michael Garza, as a Mexican-American urged to “move along” by the local police). On a Halloween night, they escape bullies by hiding in an abandoned

and haven’t even played the game (in which case, kudos for all the time you’ve saved), let’s recap. Our action takes place on two islands — Bird Island, home to the titular angry birds, and Piggy Island, home to the green pigs, who in the last movie stole — and came frighteningly close to eating — Bird Island’s precious eggs. In other words, its future offspring. But let’s not dwell on that. Because we have more immediate concerns. As we begin the sequel, Red (Jason Sudeikis), he of the touchy temper and large eyebrows who became an unlikely hero in the last film, is basking in newfound popularity. He spends his days with sidekick Chuck (Josh Gad), inventing elaborate pranks to play on the pigs, who are led by Leonard (Bill Hader.) The birds slingshot a whole bunch of hot sauce over to Piggy Island. The pigs send over some crabs. This could go on forever, except one day, the pigs ask for a truce. Red and Chuck are skeptical, but it turns out there’s something threatening all of them, and they need to join forces. Gigantic ice balls are falling from the sky, targeting birds and pigs alike.

mansion that once belonged to the family that ruled over the town, Mill Valley, Pennsylvania, but left behind a mysterious scandal. There they find the book and soon realize that they, almost literally, can’t put it down. There are bits here that feel cliched. Donovan’s “Season of the Witch,” which already belongs to David Fincher’s “Zodiac,” opens the film, as sung by Lana Del Rey. The period detail, with Nixon on TV and the Vietnam draft unfolding, isn’t much more than window dressing. Same goes for the backstory that left Stella living with a single father. But “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,” like the books, only needs to be so deep to cast a spell. Even if some stories are still best told by fireside.

Today in History Today is Thursday, Aug. 15, the 227th day of 2019. There are 138 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 15, 1971, President Richard Nixon announced a 90-day freeze on wages, prices and rents. On this date: In 1483, the Sistine Chapel was consecrated by Pope Sixtus IV. In 1888, T.E. Lawrence, the British soldier who gained fame as “Lawrence of Arabia,” was born in Tremadoc, Wales. In 1935, humorist Will Rogers and aviator Wiley Post were killed when their airplane crashed near Point Barrow in the Alaska Territory. In 1944, during World War II, Allied forces landed in southern France in Operation Dragoon. In 1945, in a pre-recorded radio address, Japan’s Emperor Hirohito announced that his country had accepted terms of surrender for ending World War II. In 1947, India became independent after some 200 years of British rule. In 1961, as workers began constructing a Berlin Wall made of concrete, East German soldier Conrad Schumann leapt to freedom over a tangle of barbed wire in a scene captured in a famous photograph. In 1965, the Beatles played to a crowd of more than 55,000 at New York’s Shea Stadium. In 1969, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened in upstate New York. In 1995, the Justice Department agreed to pay $3.1 million to white separatist Randy Weaver and his family to settle their claims over the killing of Weaver’s wife and son during a 1992 siege by federal agents at Ruby Ridge, Idaho. In 1998, 29 people were killed by a car bomb that tore apart the center of Omagh, Northern Ireland; a splinter group calling itself the Real IRA claimed responsibility. In 2017, President Donald Trump, who’d faced harsh criticism for initially blaming the deadly weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia on “many sides,” told reporters that there were “very fine people on both sides” of the confrontation and that groups protesting against the white supremacists were “also very violent.” (In between those statements, at the urging of aides, Trump had offered a more direct condemnation of white supremacists.) Ten years ago: U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., visiting Myanmar, was able to secure the release of John Yettaw, an American imprisoned for swimming to the home of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. A wedding tent fire in Kuwait claimed the lives of 55 women and children. Five years ago: Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted by a grand jury for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption. (A coercion charge was tossed on appeal before Texas’ highest criminal court voided the abuse of power charge in February 2016.) One year ago: President Donald Trump revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA Director John Brennan in an unprecedented act of retribution against a vocal critic; Trump later told The Wall Street Journal that Brennan was among those he held responsible for the Russia investigation. In a speech blasting Trump and his “Make America Great Again” slogan, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said America “was never that great,” and wouldn’t be great until all Americans share true equality. (Cuomo would later say that his words had been “inartful,” and that “America has always been great.”) A suicide bomber struck a private education center in a Shiite neighborhood of the Afghan capital, killing 34 young men and women; the Islamic State group claimed responsibility. Today’s Birthdays: Actress Abby Dalton is 87. Actress Lori Nelson is 86. Civil rights activist Vernon Jordan is 84. Actor Jim Dale is 84. Actress Pat Priest is 83. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is 81. U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., is 81. Musician Pete York (Spencer Davis Group) is 77. Author-journalist Linda Ellerbee is 75. Songwriter Jimmy Webb is 73. Rock singer-musician Tom Johnston (The Doobie Brothers) is 71. Actress Phyllis Smith is 70. Britain’s Princess Anne is 69. Actress Tess Harper is 69. Actor Larry Mathews is 64. Actor Zeljko Ivanek is 62. Actor-comedian Rondell Sheridan is 61. Rock singer-musician Matt Johnson (The The) is 58. Movie director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is 56. Philanthropist Melinda Gates is 55. Country singer Angela Rae (Wild Horses) is 53. Actor Peter Hermann is 52. Actress Debra Messing is 51. Actor Anthony Anderson is 49. Actor Ben Affleck is 47. Singer Mikey Graham (Boyzone) is 47. Actress Natasha Henstridge is 45. Actress Nicole Paggi is 42. Christian rock musician Tim Foreman (Switchfoot) is 41. Actress Emily Kinney is 35. Figure skater Jennifer Kirk is 35. Latin pop singer Belinda (cq) is 30. Actress Courtney Hope is 30. Rock singer Joe Jonas (The Jonas Brothers) is 30. Actor-singer Carlos PenaVega is 30. Actress Jennifer Lawrence is 29. Rap DJ Smoove da General (Cali Swag District) is 29. Thought for Today: “Life has taught me to think, but thinking has not taught me how to live.” -- Alexander Herzen, Russian author (1812-1870).

“Angry Birds Movie 2” HHH Rating: PG, for rude humor and action “Oh, cwap!” exclaims one of the adorable baby hatchlings. Who’s sending these ice bombs? It’s Zeta, over on Eagle Island, a new and formidable villain (voiced by a hilarious Leslie Jones, a welcome newcomer to the franchise.) Like in a James Bond film, her plans involve ultimate global destruction — at least in the vicinity of Pigcific Ocean. So the former enemies become “frenemies.” But they need a crack team to thwart Zeta. They especially need an ace engineer, which they find in Chuck’s whipsmart little sister, Silver (Rachel Bloom), a star student at Avian Academy. But can Red, whose ego remains highly sensitive, become a team player? Even more difficult, can he cede authority to … a girl? And what’s with Zeta, who’s plotting to seize the other islands to create her own paradise? Might her anger have anything to do

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with her history with, say, Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage), the only bird who physically can fly, but remains deeply challenged in the bravery department? Meanwhile, there’s the sweetest little subplot, involving the adorable hatchlings, who get into serious trouble while playing around with their younger siblings — who are still eggs. So there’s the story in an eggshell. What propels it forward are the often genuinely entertaining jokes. These take the form of both wordplay

— “Flockbuster Video!” ”Crazy Rich Avians!” ”Plan X? I thought you said Spandex!” — and visual gags. Try not to laugh watching Red lying on the floor inhaling popcorn, pouring melted butter into his mouth with one hand, shaking salt into it with another. Or the silly break-dance contest that comes at a crucial time in the mission. OK, it’s not Bergman. But it’s … Birdman? In any case, add a few kid-friendly potty jokes into this mix, and the whole family should stay happily aloft.

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PRAGUE — A French tightrope walker has kicked off a contemporary circus festival in Prague with a highwire trip across the Vltava River. Thousands of people on the river’s banks and a nearby bridge in the Czech capital applauded as TatianaMosio Bongoga inched along a rope strung 115 feet above the water Bongoga didn’t have a safety cord connecting her to the tightrope during her 1,148-feet walk but performed tricks such as doing the splits and dancing on the rope.

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■■ Join us in the Fireweed Diner at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank every Tuesday from 5-6 p.m., through Sept. 10 for a meal and a time of learning about food and nutrition. RSVP to Greg Meyer, executive director, 907-262-3111 or ■■ Kenai Performers announces auditions for two, separate productions! “LOST IN YONKERS” by Neil Simon. Directed by Cheri Johnson. Friday, Sept. 6, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, noon-2 p.m. Auditions for adults (characters are two men in their mid-30s to mid-40s, two women in their mid-30s to mid-40s, one woman in her late-60s to mid-70s and two teens, characters are boys 13 and 15. TEENAGE BOYS NEEDED for this play! No audition preparation needed. Auditions will consist of cold reading selections of the script. Grandmother character has a German accent and all other cast members will have a New York/ Brooklyn accent. Please come 15 minutes early to complete paperwork. Youth 18 years and under require a parent or guardian’s signature. Performance dates: Nov. 15-17 and 22-24. For more information, you may email cherij@ or call Terri at 907-252-6808. “CHITTY

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University. She concluded by stating, “Today and in the future, we all live together.” Robertson, with the Homer Birth and Wellness

The tightrope was stretched between a crane located near the InterContinental Hotel in downtown Prague and Letna Park, where the International Festival of Circus and Theatre is taking place for a 16th year. The festival opened Wednesday and ends Sept. 1.

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CHITTY BANG BANG,” Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B Sherman. Adapted for the Stage by Jeremy Sams. Directed by Terri Zopf-Schoessler and Donna Shirnberg. Friday, Sept. 13, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-noon. 12 featured roles (8 men, 2 women, 1 boy, 1 girl: Baron Bombast/Lord Scrumptious and Baroness Bombast/Head Secretary are double-cast) plus, ensemble of kids, inventors, soldiers, townspeople and an English crowd. Please wear comfortable clothing to move in and bring your own water bottle. Audition will consist of singing a song that all will learn, and a simple choreographed movement routine. No need to prepare anything ahead. You can read character descriptions & voice ranges if you go to and enter Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in the search bar. Please come 15 minutes early to complete paperwork. Youth 18 years and under require a parent or guardian’s signature. Performance dates: Feb.21-23, 28-29, and March 1, 2020. For more information call Donna at 907-398-4205. ALL auditions will be held in our space at 44045 Kalifornsky Beach Road location (backside of Subway restaurant).

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Center, shared her values on the role of birth in a family context. “A normal birth is a natural experience,” she said. She concluded by repeating, “peace on earth begins with birth” and “the less we do the more we gain.” The final presenter was

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school. The author of “Message in a Bottle” and “The Notebook” is expected to be the first witness. Saul Hillel Benjamin accuses Sparks of telling Epiphany School parents, a job recruiter and others that Benjamin suffered from mental illness. Benjamin also says he was forced out of the position he held for less than five months. He’s seeking damages for defamation and violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. A jury of seven women and three men seated Wednesday in Raleigh will decide the case against the author, Sparks’ foundation and the private school Sparks founded in his hometown of New Bern. — Associated Press

Saturdays. ■■ A bluegrass jam takes place on the first Sunday of the month at from 1-4 p.m. at the Mount Redoubt Baptist Church on South Lovers Loop in Nikiski. ■■ Veronica’s in Old Town Kenai has Open Mic from 6-8 p.m. Friday. Call Veronica’s at 283-2725. ■■ The Alaska Roadhouse Bar and Grill hosts open horseshoe tournaments Thursday nights at the bar on Golddust Drive. For more information, call 262-9887. ■■ An all acoustic jam takes place every Thursday. The jam takes place at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna on the first Thursday of the month, and at the Kenai Senior Center during the rest of the month. Jam starts at 6:30 p.m. ■■ Odie’s Deli in Soldotna has live music Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Pub Quiz night every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. ■■ AmVets Post 4 has reopened in its brand new building on Kalifornsky Beach across from Jumpin’ Junction. Eligible veterans and their families are invited to stop by to find out more about AmVets and their involvement in the Veteran community. For members and invited guests, Friday night dance to “Running with Scissors,” and Saturday Burn your own steak and karaoke with Cowboy Don. ■■ The Bow bar in Kenai has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays.

Dean with a piece titled “Sources of Inspiration: Fueling Your Creative Fires.” This piece explored wood carving and, as the title suggests, a more philosophical dimension of fire. After the show, conversation buzzed about the presentations. “People who had been solicited to be a presenter excitedly confirmed they would participate in the next two show volumes,” Allen said. Though the direction for where this is headed as a community event is not entirely clear yet, it’s an innovative way to share community interests. One of the beauties of the presentations as an entire collection was that each speaker made his or her awareness of the chosen topic simple. Conversation was typically clear and casual without excessive background details. This simplicity made it easy to digest a diverse assortment of topics. And, in each one there was a genuine sense of compassion for how the feature discussed has

influenced the person’s life. The audience, in general, was very receptive to the dialogue context of performance. Each piece received substantial applause from clearly supportive listeners. There was a subtle undertone throughout the presentations that implies the necessity of holding an awareness of community as a shared space. There are values and benefits that can increase exponentially when this is considered with a positive point of view rather than a focus on the dimensions of community which might create more conflict. The next volume of talks will be 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 at the South Peninsula Athletic and Recreation Center in Homer. Topics will include salmon in Bristol Bay, guitar building, mental health, cannabis and Kachemak Bay shellfish farming. Planning for the third volume is still in the works. Emilie Springer is a freelance writer living in Homer.







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LEGALS Liquor License Transfer Hector Santana dba Acapulco Mexican Restaurant located at 10672 Kenai Spur Hwy Ste 108, Kenai, AK 99611 is applying for transfer of a Restaurant/Eating Place - Public Convenience AS 04.11.270 liquor License to Los Compadres Mexican Restaurant LLC dba Los Compadres Mexican Restaurant LLC. Interested persons should submit written comment to their local governing body, the applicant, and to the Alcoholic Beberage Control Board at 550 West 7th Ave. Suite 1600, Anchorage AK 99501 or Pub: August 1, 8 & 15, 2019


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NEW RETAIL MARIJUANA STORE LICENSE Red Run Cannabis Company, LLC is applying under 3 AAC 306.300 for a new Retail Marijuana Store license, license #22529, doing business as RED RUN CANNABIS COMPANY, LAC, located at 12516 Keenan Spur Hay, Set B, Keenan, AK 99611, United States. Interested persons may object to the application by submitting a written statement of reasons for the objection to their local government, the applicant, and the Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office (AMMO) not later than 30 days after the director has determined the application to be complete, the objection deadline and a copy of the application will be posted in AMMO’s website at https://www.commerce./ Objections should be sent to AMMO at or to 550 W th Ave. Suite 1600, Anchorage, AK 99501. Pub: August 8, 15 & 22, 2019


NOTICE OF MEETING ALASKA HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS - ANNUAL MEETING THE AHFC BOARD OF DIRECTORS will meet at 10:00 a.m. on August 21, 2019 at the Best Western Plus Edgewater Hotel in the conference room, 202 5th Ave, Seward, AK 99664. THE AGENDA will include: A. Election of Officers; B. Consideration of a Resolution Adopting an Amendment to the FY2020 Moving to Work Plan to Submit a Disposition Application for Six Anchorage Public Housing Program Units; C. Any other matters to properly come before the board. ONE OR MORE BOARD MEMBERS may participate in the meeting by conference call pursuant to as 18.56.040(b). THE PUBLIC is invited to participate by teleconference calling 330-8452 and requesting the access code. Pertinent reference materials, if used, will be made available to those members of the public who wish to participate in the meeting. AHFC COMPLIES with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Individuals with disabilities who may need auxiliary aids or services or special modifications to participate in this public meeting should contact Willy Mathias at 338-6100 three business days prior to the scheduled meeting date so that arrangements may be made. Pub: August 15, 2019


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CITY OF SOLDOTNA EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Special Projects & Communications Coordinator Wage Range 15 $30.35-39.26/Hr. Non-Exempt The City of Soldotna has an immediate opening for a regular full-time Special Projects & Communications Coordinator. Under the direction of the City Manager, this position directs City media, communications, and special projects. Researches and writes grant applications in support of various City programs and facilities. Coordinates and prepares annual reports, publications, and marketing materials for the City. Completes research and analysis, prepares studies and recommendations, and leads special initiatives and projects as assigned by the City Manager. A complete job description is available on the City’s website at Must submit City application, resume, and cover letter to Human Resources at 177 N. Birch Street, Soldotna, by email to, or fax 866-596-2994 by 5 p.m., August 26, 2019. The city of Soldotna is an EEO employer.

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(23) LIFE

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(28) USA

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(35) ESPN2 144 209

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(57) TRAV 196 277 (58) HIST

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Subject of uncle being gay never came up with nephew DEAR ABBY: My me about his sexual brother, “Kevin,” came orientation to tell them to out at the age of 30. Now, ask him in person, so it’s 20 years later, I have a a topic I never bring up. son who would like to Should I talk to my son stay with my brother about his uncle being for a few months while gay before he moves in working a job nearby. with him? My brother We have never discussed lives alone with his dog that Kevin is gay. I had in a nice house with extra no idea when he came rooms. Dear Abby out to me. No one — CAUTIOUS IN Jeanne Phillips ever asked me about it PENNSYLVANIA other than my mother, who goes on and on when we are DEAR CAUTIOUS: Talking to your alone about “how could this have son may not be necessary. If he and happened?” his uncle have agreed on the living The news did not change anything arrangement, the chances are good for me. I love my brother for the that the subject has already been kind, loving, hardworking person mentioned or is not an issue. he is. He is always welcome in my home, but my parents refuse to DEAR ABBY: I know a girl through accept any of his friends, so he never work I’ll call Lydia. She is a hard brings anyone along. People still worker and a great mom and wife. sometimes ask me if they can set She has a loving husband and up a girl for Kevin to date, so I don’t three great children under 19. Her think most people know he is gay. youngest just started driving. Lydia He told me that if anyone questioned hosts all the parties and holidays.

Everyone thinks she has a perfect life, and she’s the Rock of Gibraltar. If anyone has a problem, they go to her. Not long after I started working here, there was a terrible tragedy in Lydia’s family (it didn’t involve her husband or children, but another relative). She is very depressed and doesn’t seem to be able to pull herself out of it. I know everyone is busy with their own lives, but how can I get her friends — or anyone — to help her through this? Abby, she is such a beautiful and kind person, I feel terrible for her. I have only been at this job six months, and I don’t really know anyone. She never talks about it at work. But I can see the difference in her. — LENDING A HAND IN NEW YORK DEAR LENDING: You are kind to want to help Lydia. Because you are concerned about her, speak to her privately. Tell her how terrific you

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think she is, and you know she has been going through a difficult time. Then tell her that if she wants to talk or there is anything you can do to help, all she has to do is let you know. DEAR ABBY: Please help settle a debate, and let me know if I am right or wrong. Is it rude to drop my girlfriend off at the door of a restaurant and go and park the car? When I walk in, she is already seated, and I have to go and look for her. — RUDE IN MICHIGAN DEAR RUDE: If the weather is bad, leaving your girlfriend at the door of the restaurant while you park the car is considerate. If having to look for her bothers you, she should tell the host or hostess that her friend will be in in a minute and to please let him know where she is seated. Her being seated is actually a help. She should also keep her eye on the front door and, when you come through, flag you to where she is sitting.

Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars

ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH Today’s Full Moon emphasizes your dreams. For the young at heart, you could be juggling a friendship versus a love relationship as you wish for a transformation. Others might be creatively brainstorming how to make another dream a reality. You just might do it. Tonight: Dream on.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH You might feel pushed to accept a stronger role at work and/ or within the community. Others

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHHH Reach out for more complete answers when dealing with someone at a distance. This person is not withholding information at all. He or she might not have thought to present the details you might ask about. Tonight: Keep your cool.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Complete your dealings with a partner around a work-related matter. Coming to terms from different viewpoints could feel difficult. Negotiating an outcome will take a positive outlook. Tonight: Feeling your Wheaties.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH You seem more in tune with what others need than what you desire. You could find it difficult to come to terms with a seemingly hostile associate. This person is trying to claim his or her power. In a few days, you might want to give this person a tip as to how to more effectively support his or her ideas. Tonight: Go with the flow.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHH You have accomplished a lot in the past few days. You might feel up for completing some details that you have not taken care of just yet. Your final push today can make a difference. Tonight: Know when to call it a night.

Dear Readers: You know the simple tastes of sweet, sour, salty and bitter, but do you know the name of the fifth simple taste, that of broth and meatiness? It’s called “umami,” which is Japanese for “pleasant and savory.” Surprisingly, the category of umami has only been officially recognized since 1985. Foods that contain a lot of glutamate can be called umami: Parmesan cheese, mushrooms, chicken, beef and pork all can take on the rich flavor of umami. Check it out! — Heloise

THAT MAKES A LICK OF SENSE Dear Heloise: Please tell retail baggers to stop the unsanitary and unsavory practice of licking their fingers to open plastic bags. It is especially troublesome at grocery stores or food establishments. They could instead use a small mist bottle, a

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH You understand far more than you consciously realize. You might feel pushed to the max and wonder why. Deal with critical issues and close loved ones one-onone to gain greater understanding and success. Tonight: Do not feel as if you need to spend money to have a good time.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHHH Your imagination counts more than you realize. You delight others with your unusual solutions and dynamic, fun ideas. Others seem to question where these ideas come from and where other people come from, adding an element of confusion to the mix. Tonight: Don’t get caught up in the maze.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH You still seem to bounce from one issue to another without losing your optimism and general good vibes. Others might poke at you to see if your mood is for real. Be careful if your temper starts coming forward. Tonight: Getting into weekend mode.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHH You know what you want. A personal or domestic issue might trip you up in achieving this desire. Be kind as you try to iron out a difference of opinion. All will work out. Emotions run the gamut. Tonight: Make it early if you can.

HHH Lie back and try to stay out of controversial situations. Others might be unpredictable and change their points of view. It could be difficult to have a successful argument or discussion. Tonight: A friend irritates you.

HHHH You tend to speak your mind and can be blunt, hurting others’ feelings. Today, that proclivity

damp sanitary wipe or some hand sanitizer to moisten their fingers. Or better yet, the company should offer paper or reusable bags. — Regular Reader in Texas

LETTER OF LAUGHTER Dear Readers: Kathleen H. in Camp Hill, Pa., sent a picture of her lint trap from her clothes dryer. It’s completely full after she washed and dried her bathroom rug. She wonders if the rug will eventually disappear because it’s shedding all that lint! Not likely, Kathleen, but let’s make that lint disappear. Readers, empty your lint trap before or after (either one) each load. Lint buildup can be a precursor to a dryer fire. And putting the lint out for the birds for nesting material? That’s a birdbrained idea. When the lint gets wet, it can dry hard like cement. — Heloise


PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

hints from heloise SAVORY FLAVOR

will emerge and cause a problem if you are not careful. Caring and anger seem to sprout out of nowhere. Tonight: Take a brisk walk before deciding.

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This year, you will experience many highs and lows. You gain because of your emotional understanding and intellectual ability to come to terms with diverse discussions. If single, you easily meet members of the opposite sex who would love to relate to you. Do not settle until you are sure of yourself and that you want to commit to this person. If attached, your charisma prevents many squabbles. Indulge your sweetie. He or she will return the favor. AQUARIUS always has odd but interesting advice. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

could act in a challenging manner, but if you stay centered, you sense their caring. Tonight: A force to be dealt with.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019:

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and Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration to think about Alaska’s future and not just individual needs.

Pebble mine On July 30, the Environmental Protection Agency withdrew from a decision made under the Obama administration in 2014 that restricted the use of the Pebble Deposit Area as a disposal site for dredged or fill material associated with mining the deposit. In a press release, the EPA stated that the Proposed Determination from 2014 was issued under section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act and was based on three hypothetical scenarios for the mine site, each of which was different than the permit application submitted to the Corps for review in December 2017. The action does not approve Pebble’s permit application, but it still raised concerns from environmental groups seeking to protect the fish populations of nearby Bristol Bay from contaminants in the water. Conversely, the EPA’s decision received positive feedback from developers involved in the project, who have argued that the 2014 decision preemptively “vetoed” any chance of a Pebble Mine before plans had been submitted. Murkowski said that while she believes the EPA made the right decision in withdrawing from the 2014 Proposed Determination, the stakeholders of Pebble Mine have consistently fallen short in meeting the standards that the Army Corps of Engineers has laid out during the permitting process. After reading the extensive concerns from the EPA, the state and the Department of the Interior about the Pebble project, Murkowski said

she’s not sure how or if Pebble will be able to address those concerns. “If Pebble is not able to address (the concerns) than no permit should issue,” Murkowski said. “You’ve got people who are very passionate on both sides. I think the greatest passion is on the side of those who oppose Pebble because they are concerned about fisheries.” Murkowski said she shares those Bristol Bay fishery concerns. “I’ve spent a lot of time out in the Bristol Bay region,” she said. “It’s an ecosystem that is unique. It is the host of the most extraordinary fisheries in the world, so the care that we must show for that resource is pretty substantial. Making sure we’ve got a strong process is important. Making sure we’re doing right by all of our resources and understanding the science and the data that will support the ultimate conclusion here.” While the EPA shouldn’t preemptively shut down a project, Murkowski said, Pebble needs to “prove up” their project to show they can do it safely with no significant negative impact.

Endangered Species Act Earlier this week, changes were made to the Endangered Species Act, regarding sections four and seven of the act. Section four deals with adding and removing species from the act’s protections, and designating critical habitat. Section seven of the act covers consultations with federal agencies. Revisions from this week seek to clarify standards for delisting and reclassifying species and ensures all species proposed for delisting or reclassification receive the same analysis used to determine if a species meets statutory definitions of a threatened or endangered species. The change will only impact future threatened species’ listings or reclassifications from endangered to threatened status. While Murkowski said she

doesn’t know enough of the details about how the changes will be implemented, she said it’s fair to look critically at the Endangered Species Act. She said a species can make it on the Endangered Species Act list, but it is almost impossible to get that species off the list. She said the statute is legitimate and important, but can be used in a way that was not intended. “The effort to list something or anything in an effort to stop development, because they are seeking to delay inhibit or preempt or just kill a project — that’s not what the (Endangered Species Act) was designed for,” Murkowski said. “I’m going to take a more critical look at this.”

Rural safety On June 28, U.S. Attorney General William Barr declared a law enforcement emergency in rural Alaska, and made more than $10 million available for the state to address public safety concerns in Alaska’s Native villages. Murkowski, who hosted Barr on his trip to Alaska, said she was thankful he came to visit. Barr visited Anchorage then made his way to Interior Alaska and Galena, Bethel and then into some of the state’s most rural communities. “I could see this man’s head just kind of spinning,” Murkowski said. “He said when we were out there ‘I’ve been given all the briefings, I read the statistics, I’ve been a part of conversations in Anchorage but now I’m feeling it with my heart.’ He had his eyes and heart open to what we have just come to almost accept in this state — that one in three communities don’t have any level of public safety presence.” She said work and collaboration on the issue is continuing at the federal level, with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Department of Justice. She said the state should work to collaborate with federal

Peninsula Clarion Thursday, August 15, 2019 A15 agencies to combat rural safety reduce (cost), whether it’s focusing issues. on micro grids, whether it’s building “I was very discouraged to see our greater hydro capacity and that on the same day attorney capability — these are things that help general made his announcement us considerably,” Murkowski said. … to the state, the governor chose A bill allowing offshore activity to make a $3 million reduction to revenue sharing was just introduced public safety, citing we just can’t hire by Murkowski and Sen. Bill Cassidy, enough VPSOs (Village Public Safety R-LA, she said. Officers),” Murkowski said. “Part of There is no offshore activity in the problem is we need to pay those federal waters at the moment, VPSOs. Part of the problem is you but when there is, the bill will tee need to train these law enforcement Alaska up for an opportunity to people. We can help with that on the share in revenues made from the federal side but you’ve got to have infrastructure in federal waters, she that state participation.” said. The problem with rural safety “We don’t have a mechanism in can’t be solved with just money, she place that would allow for the state to said. receive any of those revenues as part “A lot of times the (tribal police of revenue sharing,” Murkowski said. officer) is called out and is breaking Addressing Alaska’s high cost up a domestic violence dispute of health care is another project between his relatives,” Murkowski Murkowski has been spending time said. “He’s put in a position where on, including stopping surprise he has to make hard calls against his medical billing and increasing the family and friends. That’s hard to do number of individuals working in sometimes and they can’t pay you rural areas where there are many enough to do that.” health care shortages. She said it’s important to make sure “Our health care costs are some of village officers have the training and the highest in the nation and we have tools to do their job and that federal a real challenge in getting providers,” dollars need to be leveraged through Murkowski said. state opportunities. “It’s a challenge, but I think if we Gun law reform all start rowing together we’re going to make some headway,” Murkowski Almost two weeks ago, two mass said. “The opioid issue coming at shootings in El Paso, Texas, and the same time we’re dealing with Dayton, Ohio, killed 31 people. The budgetary concerns and difficulties in U.S. House has proposed legislation recruitment and retention is creating that is designed to strengthen an awful perfect storm.” background checks for gun sales. The Senate has yet to address the legislation or similar legislation, Alaska-related legislation but Murkowski said it’s her When asked if she would be understanding that Americans can introducing any Alaska-related expect to see an effort in addressing legislation after the Senate recess, background check and red flag Murkowski said she’s been working initiatives. on several bills that have both “I fully anticipate this will be part national and state scope. of the legislative agenda when we She said she’s working on energy return in September,” Murkowski reform legislation, which helps in said. “I can see the Senate taking a state with high costs for energy up a bill … I do think it will be an production. important part, a critical part of our “The more we can be doing to legislative agenda this fall.”

police reports ■■ On Aug. 12 at about 9:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near Mile 152 of the Sterling Highway in Anchor Point. Investigation revealed that Christopher Raymond Dubbe, 35, of Anchor Point, was driving with a revoked license with prior convictions. Dubbe was issued a misdemeanor court citation and released on scene.

■■ On Aug. 13 at 4:25 p.m., Alaska State Troopers performed a routine traffic stop on a vehicle near Mile 16 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Investigation revealed that Cody Scroggins, 25, of Nikiski, was driving on a revoked license and that he had one previous conviction for driving while license revoked from 2015 and was also on probation.

Scroggins was arrested for driving while license revoked and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. Probations later added a charge of petition to revoked probation, and Scroggins was held without bail. ■■ On Aug. 8, Alaska State Troopers stopped a vehicle driven by Ivan Usoltseff, 41, of Nikolaevsk, on the North

Fork Road. Investigation revealed that Usoltseff’s license is revoked for a felony driving under the influence conviction and its also suspended for failure to pay child support. Usoltseff did not have motor vehicle insurance, and the car had not been registered since 2012. He was arrested and taken to Homer Jail. ■■ On Aug. 4 at about 2:30 a.m., Alaska

State Troopers contacted Christopher Bogart, 43, of Kenai, on a traffic stop in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Bogart had a suspended license and was also in possession of methamphetamines. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility for fifth-degree misconduct involving controlled substances and driving while license suspended.



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Thursday, august 15, 2019

Seward’s Silver Salmon Derby continues

Weekend Almanac Thursday

Kenny Regan, of Seward, shows off some silvers caught during the Seward Silver Salmon Derby going on through Sunday. The 2019 Derby is dedicated to Monty and Florita Richardson, longtime Alaskans who helped shape Seward’s charter fishing industry and participated in in the Salmon Derby for six decades. Monty ran his charter business well into his 80s and passed away this spring at 101 years old. Photo courtesy of Kenny Regan


High tides: 4:51 a.m. 21.04 ft 5:45 p.m. 20.54 ft Low tides: 11:44 a.m. -0.68 ft 11:49 p.m. 3.13 ft (Tide information for Kenai River Entrance)


By Kat Sorensen Peninsula Clarion

Fishing in the Kenai River continues to be fair, with some sockeye still trickling in, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Coho, or silver, salmon sport fishing on the Lower Kenai River is picking up but still reported as slow. Anglers are reminded that king salmon fishing on the Kenai and Kasilof rivers have closed for the season.

Coho fishing in Seward is picking up as the Seward Silver Salmon Derby continues through Sunday. Anglers are fighting against smacks of jellyfish and pink salmon, but are bringing in a healthy amount of silvers. Recent reports put silvers closer in toward Caines Head and Fox Island, while trickling into the mouth of Resurrection Bay. There hasn’t been consistent silver fishing from the shores of Resurrection Bay near town. Halibut fishing in Seward continues to be good.

Anyone have sunblock for salmon?


High tides: 5:26 a.m. 21.39 ft 6:14 p.m. 20.84 ft Low tides: 12:14 p.m. -0.82 ft

(Tide information for Kenai River Entrance)


Silvers won’t get relief from sunshine until later in the month


t looks as though the spawning pink and kings weather forecast bodes with beads or small spoons well for sun worshipers and spinners. If one type of and vendors hawking SPF gear doesn’t work, keep flip100 body-goop that claims ping your types of presento prevent the human hide tations until you get them from turning into something interested. akin to a painful specimen The best angler access is of slow-roasted jerky. on the Anchor River from Unhinged alaska Mile 160 Sterling Highway to As for now, local streams Nick Varney depths continue to slide the bridge at the south end lower as they await the of North Fork Road. belated arrival of moisture-laden clouds As mentioned previously, there are a to sow significant rainfalls over their decent number of silvers in the lower struggling tributaries. portions of the Anchor and Ninilchik Travel-weary silvers mill near the rivers, plus Deep Creek. Fishing has been mouths of their native streams anxiously fair to middling, but may not be steady anticipating the signs of rising cool and until river levels rise. turbulent waters so they can launch their Try floating eggs or herring under a flashy upstream invasion of the spawning bobber just before or after high tide, or in grounds. the gray light of the pre-dawn morning. So, when can we expect a break in this low-roast scenario? I took a look at the Saltwater Fishing Homer area 30-day forecast and the coho may have to back off their jets until later Salmon in the month because “I’m Singing in Fishing for coho in the Nick Dudiak fishthe Rain” doesn’t look like it’ll become a ing lagoon has slowed some but it isn’t sing-along ditty anytime soon. ready to have “Taps” played and a tarp laid It’s time now to take a look at the fishover it yet. Many of the fish are still bright ing report for the week of Aug. 13 - 19. and feisty and will slam eggs and herring on the incoming and outgoing tides. Notice: Personal Use Take time to make sure your bait is set to the same depth the coho are swimming The Kachemak Bay Personal Use Coho in. Even the denser ones will take a swipe Salmon Gillnet Fishery opens for Alaska at something that smacks them between residents on Aug. 19. Open periods are the eyes. 6 a.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Wednesday and Give spinners a shot if the picky critters 6 a.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Saturday. The are snubbing your gourmet offerings. fishery closes when 1,000-2,000 coho Flash-Glos with orange beads are cool. salmon have been harvested. Permits are Blue Fox spinners with blue or red bells available at the Homer Alaska Departhave also been working. ment of Fish and Game office until the Please take note: With these consecufishery closes. tive days of sunlight beating down on the pond, your best bet for landing a silver or Freshwater Fishing two is during the time that dawn begins its crawl over the horizon or the tides are flushing through the entrance. Dolly Varden fishing in the upstream Not much about fishing is a given, sections of Anchor and Ninilchik rivers, of course. The last few times I was out plus Deep Creek, continues to be there, things were so slow that my hooks respectable. started to rust after their shunned baits Fine tune your casts to hit behind





decomposed. By the way, the lagoon will not open for snagging before the personal use gillnets go in on Aug. 16 so things may really slow down after that. Trolling near the Homer Spit has continued to deliver a number of silvers along with a few roaming chinook. King fishing has been spotty with some takes on the south side of the bay, the tip of the Homer spit, and out at Silver Ridge. Halibut Halibut are being caught nearer to the spit and in the inner bay, but the most reliable fishing is still in outer Kachemak Bay and beyond. If you are on the hunt for them, try drifting until you run into a few strikes before you set the hook. Using a chum bag can entice the flat gluttons to get their bite on. Although not endorsed by the species, herring on a circle hook is the most popular way to fish for halibut. Jigs also work well. Other Saltwater Fishing Many lingcod and nonpelagic rockfish hunters are cruising well outside of Kachemak Bay for the best success. Most of them drift over rocky pinnacles using various jigs when targeting their prey. Black rockfish can be caught by jigging and trolling near prominent points of land, with larger fish and more consistent fishing near Point Pogibshi and beyond.

Emergency Orders Emergency Order 2-RCL-7-01-19 and 2-RCL-7-02-19 closed all east side Cook Inlet beaches to clamming for all species from the mouth of the Kenai River to the southernmost tip of the Homer Spit for 2019. For additional information, please contact the ADF&G Homer office at 907-235-8191. Nick can be reached at ncvarney@gmail. com if you have any tips, tales or sober suggestions on how to bring on some serious rain around here.


High tides: 5:59 a.m. 21.41 ft 6:42 p.m. 20.87 ft Low tides: 12:23 a.m. 2.56 ft 12:44 p.m. -0.65 ft (Tide information for Kenai River Entrance)



High tides: 6:32 a.m. 21.04 ft 7:10 p.m. 20.65 ft Low tides: 12:57 a.m. 2.27 ft 1:14 p.m. -0.13 ft (Tide information for Kenai River Entrance)

Fish Counts Kenai River Late-Run Sockeye 2019 cumulative as of Aug. 13 — 55,043 Aug 13 — 3,753 Aug 12 — 3,742 Aug 11 — 2,515 Aug 10 — 2,453 Kenai River Late-Run Chinook 2019 cumulative as of Aug. 13 — 11,074 Aug 13 — 61 Aug 12 — 115 Aug 11 — 145 Aug 10 — 124



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