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Educator strike planned for Tuesday By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

Educators and the school district are both preparing for a school shutdown, after executive committees with the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association voted on Friday to notify the Kenai

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ANCHORAGE — An email from Alaska’s former first lady sheds new light on the actions that drove Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott from office, suggesting he may have invited a woman into his room, newly released emails shows. The revelation came in an email sent from former first lady Donna Walker to her husband, Gov. Bill Walker, just as he was about to announce Byron Mallott’s resignation Oct. 16. At the time, the governor said Mallott had made inappropriate comments. “Does he explain the incident?” Donna Walker emailed her husband at his official state email account. “I think that you describing it as ‘inappropriate comments’ is a huge understatement and you will be criticized for that,” Donna Walker wrote. “It was the conduct as well of inviting her to his room, and it sounds like there was some discrepancy as to how he greeted/touched her. I think you need to say inappropriate conduct.” The emails were released Friday to The Associated Press under an open records request. “I don’t have anything to add. I really don’t,” Bill Walker said when reached by cellphone Friday. “It was a very unfortunate situation all around.” Walker and other officials have been tightlipped about the incident that led Mallott to resign and, in part, helped doom Walker’s re-election bid. In his resignation letter to Walker, Mallott wrote: “It is a resignation compelled by inappropriate comments I made that placed a person whom I respect and revere in a position of vulnerability.” Walker has refused to go into any further detail beyond saying: “Byron recently made inappropriate comments that do not reflect the sterling level of behavior required in his role as Lieutenant Governor. … Byron has taken full responsibility for his

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Peninsula Borough School District of their intent to strike starting at 7 a.m. Tuesday. “The failure of the KPBSD to adequately address the Association’s primary concern of affordable healthcare premiums for public school employees continues to hinder an acceptable agreement,” the associations said in a release Friday.

David Brighton, president of the Kenai Peninsula Education Association, said Saturday that the associations had not heard from the district since Friday. ”It’s my earnest hope that the school board will come out of executive session ready to sign our contract, that way we can avoid a strike,” Brighton said.

Pegge Erkeneff, director of communications for the school district, said Saturday afternoon that the school board is meeting in closed executive session Monday, but the contents of that meeting are unknown. Erkeneff said the district has been working to prepare a counter offer, See strike, Page A3

‘Just about in heaven’

Harvest Moon Local Food Festival brings farmers, foragers to Soldotna Creek Park By Brian Mazurek Peninsula Clarion

September rains took a break on Saturday so that peninsula residents could buy and sell some fresh produce — and maybe get it pickled in the process. At the annual Harvest Moon Local Food Festival, Alaska growers, bakers and chefs got an opportunity to connect with the community while advocating for eating healthy and eating local. Organized by members of the Kenai Local Food Connection, the event took place at Soldotna Creek Park for the second year. Eliza Eller, a resident of Ionia and one of the organizers of the event, said that the goal of the Harvest Moon Festival is simple: buy local, eat local. Eller said that this year featured, among other things, homemade honey, sauerkraut, kombucha, sweets and medicinal salves, on top of plenty of fresh produce. Eller said that last year about 2,000 people attended the event. This year her volunteer counters had recorded well over 1,000 attendees by 1 p.m. Eller was happy to see a large number of families attend this year. With

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Eliza Eller with the Kenai Local Food Connection gives a class on making Kimchi at the Harvest Moon Local Food Festival at Soldotna Creek Park on Saturday.

the strong turnout and the sunny weather, Eller said she was “just about in heaven.” A key part of the festival is the fermentation station. After picking out a selection of fruits and vegetables to

take home, attendees had the opportunity to get their newly acquired produce pickled and preserved at no extra charge. Volunteers at the fermentation station also walked people through the process so that they

could walk away with the knowledge to preserve food for the winter. A new addition to the festival this year was the pie contest hosted by the local Farm Bureau and 4-H chapters. Eighteen different pies

were submitted by peninsula residents and judged by local food experts Kelsey Shields of Lucy’s Market, Joe Spady of Three Peaks Mercantile and Larry Marsh See harvest, Page A2

2020 Tustumena 200 sled dog race canceled By Joey Klecka Peninsula Clarion

The long-running Tustumena 200 sled dog race has been canceled for 2020, according to the T200 Sled Dog Race Association Board of Directors.

In a Facebook post Friday afternoon, the board of directors said it has canceled the 2020 race but with hopes of returning in 2021. T200 race director Tami Murray said she is stepping down from her position, noting that the board had been

discussing the future of the race for several months, but without a permanent collection of organizers that will handle fundraising efforts, the decision was made to put the race on a one-year hiatus. “The need for getting new blood involved was a big part

of it,” Murray said. “A lot of board members have a lot of obligations, and there’s not enough people to do the fundraising and work to put the race on. So we decided to take a year off, reach out and get new blood involved.” The closure of Freddie’s

Roadhouse, a popular winter hangout in the Caribou Hills for snowmachine drag races, also played a role in this winter’s T200 demise. Freddie’s Roadhouse served as the start and finish point of the See race, Page A3

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Perennial Challenge: Getting, keeping teachers By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

As summer was waning in Alaska’s largest city, Hoonah City schools Superintendent Ralph Watkins was among a dozen or so other school officials from around the state spending a precious sunny day recruiting teachers at a job fair in a hotel conference room. Fewer than 30 prospective teachers attended the fair, and the competition for their services was intense. Watkins was offering a $1,000 signing bonus to fill vacancies in his small district, which sits in a Tlingit village 500 miles away on the island of Chichagof on Alaska’s southeast panhandle. Other districts in the room offered signing bonuses of up to $3,000, a free laptop, free and subsidized housing, free airfare to

their remote village if hired, and more. “It’s tough,” said Watkins, who has lived in Hoonah for over four years. “I don’t want to be here right now— trying to hire. It’s hard and heartbreaking for me, but it is my job, and I’m going to make it work.” Recruiting and retaining good teachers is difficult in many communities across the United States— especially rural ones—but in rural Alaska and its Native Villages, it can be even tougher. That’s because schools rely heavily on out-ofstate teachers to staff classrooms, and many of the teachers the rural schools hire struggle to adapt to the harsh weather, isolation, high cost, and cultural differences that come with living in remote Alaska. See teachers, Page A9

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Graduates wait to walk across the stage May 5 at University of Alaska Anchorage’s spring 2019 commencement ceremony, including students from the university’s School of Education, which lost accreditation for all seven of its teacher-preparation programs in January.


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Suicide awareness walk message: You always matter By Brian Mazurek

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Saturday morning, members of the community gathered at the Dena’ina Wellness Center in Old Town Kenai to show solidarity with those who have lost loved ones to suicide. For the third year in a row, the Kenaitze Indian Tribe hosted a suicide awareness and prevention walk with the theme, “You Matter. L;ve.” Kerri Roe, Behavioral Health Support Services supervisor for the tribe, said that Saturday’s event was meant to show people that they are not alone, whether they’re struggling with their mental health, have lost a loved one to suicide, or have had suicidal thoughts themselves. The use of a semicolon in the title of the event is a reference to a national suicide awareness program, Project Semicolon. The semicolon is meant to represent the point where someone could have ended their story, but instead chose to continue it. Behavioral Health Director Patricia Kelleher said that the tribe offers a number of mental health services through the Wellness Center. The center provides outpatient services for both mental health and substance abuse. The Henu’ Tribal Wellness Court works with those in jail diversion programs, and the Wellness Center serves Alaska Native and American Indian populations as well as the greater Kenai

Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800273-8255 if you or a loved one are struggling with suicidal thoughts.

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Participants in the You Matter. L;ve Suicide Awareness and Prevention Walk can be seen here walking through Old Town Kenai on Saturday.

community. The Kenaitze Tribe also has a youth program at 10 different schools in the area, providing clinicians, counselors and individual support for children in the area. As people gathered in the lobby of the Dena’ina Wellness Center to register for the walk, they had the opportunity to write the name

of a loved one on a small painted canvas or make an honor bracelet using colored beads that signified different areas of loss — purple for the loss of a friend, white for the loss of a child and green for one’s own personal struggle, to name a few. Nikiski Middle/High School teacher Jesse Bjorkman spoke

briefly about the importance of reaching out to loved ones when they exhibit signs of suicidal thoughts. “Suicidal ideas are not uncommon. Many people have had them. I’ve had them,” Bjorkman said. “How we respond to those ideas is what matters, what makes a

difference … things can always get better. You don’t have to give in to the swamps that you face in your life.” Periodically, local musician George Holly sang in the lobby about unity, love and fellowship. There was no formal concert setting, but whenever Holly began singing most people stopped what they were doing to reflect in the moment and in the music. “Music is my form of devotion,” Holly said. “I’m just happy to be a part of the day’s event and give back to the tribe that means so much to me.” The walk itself took place around the neighborhoods in Old Town Kenai. Even though the past week has seen some periodic rain, Saturday morning proved to be a sunny day with clear skies. Several dozen people participated and could be seen in their black and purple shirts walking the areas around the Wellness Center. After the walk, Holly sang a few more songs, and some raffle prizes were given away to those who had registered that morning.

Where children grow By Brian Mazurek Peninsula Clarion

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John Land, Christina Land, Joshua Land and Edgar Land of Grace Acres Farm show off some of their produce at the Harvest Moon Local Food Festival.

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of the Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District. The judges made their deliberations based on appearance, taste, creativity and overall impressions. The only requirement for entry was that at least one of the ingredients be locally grown. Luckily, the judges weren’t the only ones who got to appreciate the pies, and after they chose their winners the public lined up to get a sample of strawberry rhubarb or pickle pie. Awards were given out based on both the judge’s choice and the people’s choice and were divided into youth and adult entries. This year the judges chose a young man named Luigi as the winner of the

youth division for his strawberry rhubarb pie. Luigi walked away with a fancy pie dish and a year’s membership to a local 4-H chapter. For the adult division, the judges chose Carrie Barker’s rhubarb apple pie. Barker had never made that kind of pie before, and she said that the secret to her success was her use of hand-churned butter. Folks also had the chance to not only buy some fresh produce, but to learn what they can do with it. Throughout the day educational workshops and live demonstrations could be found at the chef’s tent, and there were also a few wild edibles walks around the park. Eller gave classes on making kimchi and miso soup, and George Spady, who owns a holistic medicine clinic on the peninsula, taught people about local edible mushrooms and making jams and jellies from wild berries.

Growing, harvesting and selling fresh produce — a process so easy a kid could do it. That’s the idea at the Soldotna Montessori School, which hosted a farmer’s market on Saturday — offering carrots, turnips, potatoes, kale and more — and all of it grown by the fourth, fifth and sixth graders at the school. Soldotna Montessori has had a studentcultivated garden since 2016 thanks to the initiative of teacher Terri Carter. Each spring Carter’s students are out in the garden planting, and when the school year starts in fall they harvest it all and prepare it for sale. The proceeds from each year’s farmers market go toward buying the seeds for next year’s yield, potential field trips and supporting the school’s take-what-youneed, give-what-you-can food pantry. The garden also features a compost bin, so the students are able to learn about the gardening process all the way through. The morning of the farmer’s market, the kids are in high gear setting up tents and pulling carrots. Kaitlyn Miller, a sixth grader at the school, said it can be pretty stressful.

“We only had what, two hours, to do all of this,” Miller said, pointing to the various displays of produce and baked goods. “And we couldn’t prepare any of the produce yesterday because it was raining,” sixth grader Lauren Chirkop added. The rain was still coming down on Friday, but the kids and vegetables were able to stay relatively dry under the tents that had been set up near the garden. This year a selection of baked goods — pumpkin bread, banana muffins, brownies and cookies — were available for purchase as well thanks to contributions from students and parents. There were also spider plants and violas on sale, and students were on hand to demonstrate how to cut and pot smaller spider plants from the larger ones. Free samples of turnips and carrots were given out to tempt potential buyers, and the turnips this year were massive — one weighed over 10 pounds. When asked what her favorite part of the gardening experience was, Miller said it was learning how to provide for the community. “I like the fact that we’re learning how to feed ourselves and other people,” Miller said. “We harvest with love.”

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From left, Kendra Bailey, Emma McKay and Tristen Barnes show off their potatoes at the Montessori Farmer’s Market at the Soldotna Montessori School on Friday.

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Mary Ann Wilson

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December 2, 1938 - August 3, 2019

July 18, 1940 - August 29, 2019

Mary Ann Wilson, 80, passed peacefully on Aug. 3, 2019 at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna, AK. A celebration of her life will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Soldotna. Father Patrick Brosamer will officiate. A reception will follow the service in the church reception hall. Mary Ann was born Dec. 2, 1938 to George and Mary Anne Oberg. She grew up in St. Paul, Minn. with her brother Edward. She attended St. Agnes school and graduated in 1956. She then attended and graduated from College of St. Catherine -St. Joseph’s School of Nursing, St. Paul, Minnesota in 1959. After traveling and working in Minnesota, Colorado, California and Arizona, she journeyed with several nursing friends to Anchorage, Alaska in a Ford Falcon. They arrived after the 1964 earthquake and quickly found jobs at the Alaska Native Hospital and Providence Hospital. She married her husband, Van Wilson in 1967 and had many adventures including building a cabin in remote Willow, AK and exploring Alaska. After having two children, Mary Ann eventually moved to Soldotna, AK with her family and started working at Central Peninsula General Hospital as an obstetrics nurse. While working as a Registered Nurse, she obtained advanced certification in Neonatal and Obstetrics Nursing. She was also instrumental in training hospital staff in the emerging field of nursing documentation & electronic charting. She worked for over 40 years and was extremely respected for her skills as a nurse. She retired in 2013. She was a talented quilter, admired for her gardening skills growing flowers and will be remembered for sharing with others and being a good wife and mother. She is survived by her son, Michael Wilson; daughter, Susan Nesbitt along with her husband, Van Wilson; brother, Edward Oberg; aunt and many cousins. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation may be made to one of many of Mary Ann’s favorite charities such as the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, Disabled American Veterans, or Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.

Kasilof resident Thomas R. Payment, 79, passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. No services are planned at this time. Tom was born July 18, 1940 in Grand Rapids, Minn. He grew up and attended high school there. He was a member of the Catholic Church and enjoyed fishing. Tom was preceded in death

by his parents and a brother. He is survived by his wife, Lona Payment of Kasilof; and daughters, Connie Hamilton and Tammy Pharris, both of Kenai; five grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.

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CES will be holding an Open House on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Fishery meeting

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council is meeting in Homer on Sept. 30-Oct. 9. We have prepared a press release which outlines some of the specifics and I’m attaching it to this email, along with a brief summary of each of the agenda items. Notably, the Council will be holding its first “Introduction to the Council Process” workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Best Western. It will offer a brief outline of what topics are on the agenda and provide an opportunity to learn about the Council process and how to participate.

Pen D.O.G. open house Pen D.O.G. invites dogs of the peninsula to an open house and try Barn Hunt free day of play. This is a

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race in 2019 after poor snow conditions on the trail forced the relocation from the traditional Kasilof hub. Murray said that Freddie’s has left the option on the table of reopening for that one weekend to host the race as its start

fast-growing sport sweeping the nation, AKC approved competition so you can add titles to you dogs. AKC registration is not necessary. You and your dog will get introduced to the rat and course. Oct. 5 from 1-4 p.m., 35348 KB Drive, Soldotna. For more information call Jan at 398-1193.

Student Ambassadors wanted Are you a high school student seeking resume enhancement for scholarship opportunities? Would you like to receive behindthe-scenes tours of area businesses and the opportunity to network professionally with local leaders? Apply now for that chance! The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce is seeking high school applicants in grades 10-12 for its 20192020 Student Ambassador Program. Students receive a chance to learn more from one-on-one contact with the business

and finish location, but said the closure of Freddie’s this spring wasn’t the final nail in the coffin. Still, it is looking like the T200 will not run in 2020. “Having Freddie’s was a big piece of our race,” Murray said. “We could do things without them, but with all the other struggles, we just decided the timing is good.” The 200-mile sled dog race

but has sent out messages to parents and guardians alerting them to be prepared for an emergency school closure that would begin Tuesday. School will be open on a regular schedule Monday. The associations rejected the district’s offer at their Thursday bargaining session and made a counter proposal, with a deadline for the district to respond at 4 p.m., Friday. After 4 p.m. Friday, the district released a press release noting they asked for additional information on the proposal from the associations. Saturday afternoon, the district posted an update saying all 42 schools in the borough district would be closed beginning Tuesday. “The school district bargaining team will

continue to work with KPEA and KPESA to reach a Tentative Agreement that would end this strike,” the update said. If educators and the district are unable to reach an agreement, teachers will be picketing at schools across the district Tuesday, Brighton said Saturday. The district and the associations have been negotiating a contract for nearly 600 days, and bargaining has snagged on the rising cost of health care. “The high cost of healthcare is causing educators and their families to leave the district and is becoming a barrier to recruiting and retaining high quality education professionals for our students,” Brighton said in the Friday release. “This is a crisis and the District has the power to fix it.” A previous agreement effective through June 2018 remains in use for employees without contracts.

community through fieldtrips, guest lecturers, and job shadow appointments. The extended deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 13! For more information, call Sara at the Soldotna Chamber at 262-9814 or visit them online at visitsoldotna. com.

Women Who Care meeting

those three will make their pitch, and the group will vote, the winning nonprofit will receive $100 from every member of the group, just under $10,000. All the money stays local, if you are a member, bring a friend. For more information find us on Facebook.

Al-Anon support group meetings

The Soldotna/Kenai 100+ Women Who Care group will be meeting Sept. 26 from 6-7 p.m. at the Soldotna Library. Registration opens at 5:30 p.m., meeting starts promptly at 6 p.m. All members in good standing will have a chance to pitch for a cause or nonprofit they support. Three names will be drawn,

Al-Anon support group meetings are held at the Central Peninsula Hospital in the Kasilof Room (second floor) of the River Tower building on Monday at 7 p.m., Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. Park around back by the ER and enter through the River Tower entrance and follow the signs. Contact Tony Oliver at 252-0558 for more

traces its beginnings to 1983, when Iditarod champion Dean Osmar helped found the event as a way for mushers to log required miles in preparation for the Iditarod. Since then, the race has been dealt a handful of cancellations due to poor weather and trail conditions, but the 2020 edition is one of the

first that’s been canceled for personnel reasons. Last year, the 200-mile race purse totaled $25,000, which Murray said was another hurdle for organizers to deal with. Murray said with the increase in unpredictable winters and the warm weather that has battered the race in

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actions and has resigned.” Other than the former first lady’s email, there’s few details about Mallott’s behavior in the released emails. But in the hours leading up to Mallott’s resignation, they show government officials doing normal things: making plans for that week’s Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Anchorage, refining speeches and making sure event organizers only use blue tablecloths to match state colors. The emails show the first potential sign of trouble came the day before Mallott resigned, when Walker’s deputy chief of staff, Grace Jang, asked that mailboxes of staff members who have access to Walker’s calendar be searched. When asked when she needed the results, Jang responded: “As quickly as humanly possible.” There was no further indication of what they were searching for or what the results were. At 9:41 p.m. that night, Walker emailed Mallott, asking to meet with him at 8:30 a.m. the next morning. Mallott responded at 10:25 p.m., “See you then. Trust you received my text that I have contacted my children and am now with Ben and Toni,” referencing his son and wife. Walker said he hadn’t received any texts. Other emails contain various draft forms of Walker’s statement on the resignation, his selection of then-Health Commissioner Valerie Davidson as the next lieutenant governor and Mallott’s resignation letter. C la i re R i cha rd s o n ,


Fall craft fair and bake sale The Nikiski Senior Center will host a fall craft fair and bake sale on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 50025 Lake Marie Ave. Contact 907-776-7654. Space available. $10 per day/no table. $15 per day/ table included.


Mallott’s chief of staff, sent Mallott and his son, Ben, a copy of statements from Walker and Davidson that would be released to the public. Ben Mallott then forwarded that to Anthony Mallott, who is chief executive officer of Sealaska Corp., the Alaska Native corporation for the Juneau area. Anthony Mallott sent Richardson suggested edits. “I don’t have his resignation statement to go along with this, but believe these statements stretch his action into a realm that is miles wide in this environment,” he wrote. “Given that we are discussing verbal comments I would suggest the changes within this draft. Take them as is, it is not my release and I’m not offering excuses, but gradients matter.” Mallott has not spoken publicly since leaving office. Mallott didn’t immediate return a message left on his cellphone Friday evening. Walker, an independent, was competing in a threeway race for re-election against former U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, a Democrat, and Mike Dunleavy, a Republican who eventually won the race. After Mallott’s resignation, Walker dropped his re-election bid two days later, saying he couldn’t win a three-way race. Before Mallott’s resignation was made public, Jang, the deputy chief of staff, asked a member of the communications team for revisions on a social media post announcing his departure and Valerie Davidson’s selection as lieutenant governor. “Can we please add a couple of details so people don’t think this is the result of a campaign-related deal with Begich?” she wrote.

at any time. Tickets are on sale now for the Auction event on the 28th. This event has the remaining silent auction items, live auction items, food, music and door prizes. These tickets are usually sold out and individuals should not expect availability during the last few days of September. Tickets are available for $35 from board members or at the Kenai Fine Art Center.

Kenai Fine Art Center events September is fundraiser month for the Kenai Fine Art Center with art donated by area artists. The Silent Auction runs the entire month from Sept. 5-27. Patrons have the option to pay a “pay it now” price

recent years, the timing to call it off months in advance was preferred. With registration opening in October for interest mushers, and with only 20 teams signing up for the 200-mile race last year, the cancellation was best for all parties. “We’ll regroup and hopefully put on a race in 2021,” she said.


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President Donald Trump talks with reporters after receiving a briefing Sept. 4 on Hurricane Dorian in the Oval Office of the White House.


y now everyone should be sick of hearing about President Donald Trump’s false claim that Alabama could be hit hard by Hurricane Dorian and about his doctored weather map. Enough with the one-liners and the Sharpie memes, and let’s move on. But there is nothing funny about hurricane forecasting being politicized and government agencies responsible for weather forecasts sniping at each other. Floridians have to trust hurricane forecasts are accurate and nonpolitical — because our lives depend on it. The integrity and The situation escalated Monday as the National objectivity of the Oceanic and Atmospheric National Oceanic Administration and the National Weather Service and Atmospheric became further tangled in the Administration political storm over Trump’s false claim and sophomoric and the National attempt to defend it. The WashWeather Service ington Post reported NOAA’s acting chief scientist told cannot be colleagues in an email Sunday compromised, that he is investigating the agency’s odd defense Friday regardless of of Trump’s misstatement. Meanwhile, the director of the who is president. National Weather Service broke with NOAA by backing the weather service’s forecasters and their performance. None of this is good for public confidence in hurricane forecasting, or for state and local emergency officials who depend on the forecasts to make critical preparations and issue evacuation orders. Trump sparked the latest fury as he often does, by casually throwing out a falsehood and then doubling down when confronted with the facts. On Sept. 1, as Hurricane Dorian approached Florida’s east coast, Trump tweeted: “In addition to Florida - South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, will most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated.” Yet forecasts at the time showed Alabama in no danger at all, with the official forecast track headed north, not west. Within minutes of Trump’s tweet, the National Weather Service in Birmingham, Ala., sought to correct the record: “Alabama will NOT see any impacts from #Dorian. We repeat, no impacts from Hurricane #Dorian will be felt across Alabama. The system will remain too far east.” Of course, that was the only responsible reaction from the weather service. But as usual Trump would not let it go, and Wednesday he displayed an outdated NOAA forecast in the Oval Office that had been doctored with a black semicircle that extended the path of the hurricane cone into Alabama. The Washington Post reported that Trump used a black Sharpie marker to alter the map. As the political winds continued to blow on Friday, NOAA released a stunning rebuke of the Birmingham weather office, saying that information “demonstrated that tropical-storm-force winds from Hurricane Dorian could impact Alabama.” The New York Times reported Monday that statement came hours after Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross threatened to fire top NOAA employees because the Birmingham weather office had contradicted the president. Professional weather forecasters should not be transformed into political pawns. “You have science organizations putting out statements against their own offices,” Craig Fugate, Florida’s emergency management chief under Republican Gov. Jeb Bush and director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency under Democratic President Barack Obama, The Associated Press reported. “For the life of me, I don’t think I would have ever faced this under President Obama or Gov. Bush.” The integrity and objectivity of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Weather Service cannot be compromised, regardless of who is president. Hurricane warnings and weather forecasts are not political statements, and public trust in them is essential. Floridians making decisions about buying supplies, closing businesses and evacuating cannot be wondering whether the projected path of the next major hurricane is tainted by politics or a false statement by the president, regardless of political party. — The Tampa Bay Times, Sept. 10



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alaska voices | Kevin Clarkson

Anticompetitive internet services threaten business community


n Monday I joined attorneys general from around the country on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court to announce Alaska’s participation in a multistate, bipartisan investigation of Google’s business practices. The attorneys general are assessing whether Google’s conduct violates federal and state antitrust laws. Fifty attorneys general representing 48 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico are participating in the investigation. Fifty attorneys general coming together in a bipartisan manner like this sends a strong message to Google. As Alaskans, we occupy a unique and important place on the globe. Many people do not realize that Alaska is both the westernmost and easternmost state in the union — our Aleutian chain crosses the international dateline. We sit at the crossroads between North America and the Pacific Rim, making our products and services especially valuable worldwide. But our distance from major population centers presents challenges, too. Connecting with the rest of the world through the internet is essential to the functioning of our economy and to the well-being of our small businesses and fellow Alaskans. Many of Alaska’s most vibrant small businesses depend on advertising a wide range of products and services on the internet — from the best seafood in the world to world class travel destinations. Our local newspapers, blogs, and online magazines similarly depend on internet advertising to sustain their

operations. Allegations of unfair or illegal anticompetitive conduct that threatens to harm Alaskans’ ability to market their businesses requires thorough investigation, and if warranted, legal enforcement action. In the case of Google, the states’ attorneys general are concerned that this single company’s apparent control of so much of the online advertising market, and the processes by which buyers and sellers of advertising connect to one another and set prices, presents the potential for illegal anticompetitive conduct. In a well-functioning free market, ad prices will be set by supply and demand, and innovation in technology will flourish. Our small businesses and consumers are the beneficiaries of that system because prices remain low while incentives to compete and innovate remain high. Problems occur, however, when a single company, or a handful of companies, control a market to such an extent that prices can be artificially inflated and new competitors stopped before they can secure a foothold. Federal and Alaska’s antitrust laws are designed to prevent that from happening. Our antitrust laws do not tolerate the mind-set displayed by Howard Hughes who once said, “We don’t have a monopoly. Anyone who wants to dig a well without a Hughes bit can always use a pick and shovel.” What sparked this investigation? In 2017 the European Union found that Google had, for many years, violated European antitrust law by rigging its general search results to favor its own comparison shopping service over

rivals. The European Union found that Google painstakingly executed a strategy to increase its search-ad revenue by making it both possible and necessary for merchants to raise prices to consumers. Google makes money by selling ads placed next to its free search results. Google thus, the European Union found, created a list of rival comparison shopping sites that it would artificially lower in the general search results, despite the fact that most internet users preferred the comparison shopping sites. The European Union imposed a fine of about $2.7 billion on Google for its anticompetitive activity. The states’ attorneys general are currently investigating the extent of Google’s dominance of the online advertising market, but that is not necessarily the only place our investigation will lead. Conduct related to internet searches as well as the collection and retention of personal data may later become additional subjects of the investigation. We are blessed in Alaska with a dynamic and growing small-business community and with strong laws to protect our businesses’ ability to operate and compete on a level playing field. It is my intention to deploy the resources of the Alaska Department of Law, in conjunction with the attorneys general of nearly every other state, to ensure that the largest companies in the world do not use their dominance in a manner that harms Alaska’s businesses and consumers. Kevin Clarkson is attorney general for the state of Alaska.

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District can stop strike Educator associations I have dedicated my professional need to step up life to helping students become the best version of themselves. I love and compromise going to work each day engaging with students in the learning process. For the last few years, I have had the honor and privilege of serving as the president of the Kenai Peninsula Education Association. I miss the daily interactions with students, but I know that everything I do is focused on one mission — to improve student learning. I do not want to strike. I do not want the disruption a strike will create, but I can’t ignore the impact of the status quo. A record number of teachers moved last year due to low wages and higher health care costs. Among those who left were the 2017 Alaska Teacher of the Year, James Harris, and multiple BP Teachers of Excellence. We have always attracted excellent teachers to the Kenai Peninsula, but I’m afraid we’re losing that ability. I have two boys in our school system and I want them to get the same excellent education their older brother got. This cannot happen without a contract that will attract and retain excellent educators. Our offer to the district brings us in line with comparable districts regarding the cost of health care, an issue we’ve been dealing with for years. The school board has the opportunity to get our district back on the right track, attract new educators, and retain those of us who still want to raise our families here. They have the money and the power to stop this strike. I truly hope they do so. David Brighton president of the Kenai Peninsula Education Association

As a teacher of 21 years, I feel it is time to weigh in on the potential strike and the possible results. Seems this crisis is a two-way street. Alaska is in its own recession and there seems to be no give other than to add more taxation onto the back of the struggling taxpayers. Perhaps the KPEA could recommend places to trim 10% from the annual budget, which is less than the amount of loss in number of students by the district over the recent decade (a drop from in enrollment from 9,591 to 8,647 pupils). I hear all these statements the school district needs to do … What do the members of the KPEA need to do? The district has offered to increase its current contributions to the cost of health insurance by $3,600 per year per employee health plan member. Seems original posts by the KPEA were that health insurance coverage was inadequate.

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WHY BRING IN AN ARBITRATOR and then oppose their recommendations? The arbitrator stated the evidence is irrefutable that it is costing [the District] more to provide health care coverage than virtually all of the other comparable districts. Yes, he also stated the cost of health care in this area is higher. The district has since increased it by $919,000. The KPEA says we’ll take it AND STRIKE. The arbitrator recommended a 3.5% salary increase which the district said “YES” to. The KPEA says strike. BTW, this is in addition to the automatic 2.67% the teachers are getting annually. The district has a limited amount of tax dollars to fund education. That is monies out of the pocket of taxpayers. I’m waiting for my Social Security to go up 3.5% and 2.67%, but dream on. In closing, YES, I SUPPORT our teachers and the jobs they do, but perhaps they are being overdemanding! Perhaps they too need to accept the INDEPENDENT arbitrator who came in to help divert this crisis. Robb Geesen Kenai ■■ Letters addressed specifically to another person will not be printed. ■■ Letters that, in the editor’s judgment, are libelous will not be printed. ■■ The editor also may exclude letters that are untimely or irrelevant to the public interest. ■■ Short, topical poetry should be submitted to Poet’s Corner and will not be printed on the Opinion page. ■■ Submissions from other publications will not be printed.

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Trump campaign targets non-voters By Zeke Miller, Sara Burnett and Alan Fram Associated Press

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Ashley Arentz is a political unicorn. The 28-year-old Marine from Jacksonville, North Carolina, didn’t vote in 2016, and she wasn’t even registered to vote in the state. But there she was on Monday, standing in line for hours in the 90-degree heat waiting to enter President Donald Trump’s rally in Fayetteville. That made her a golden target for the volunteers in day-glow yellow T-shirts working to register new voters. Arentz said she likes the president because he’s “just being straightforward.” She filled out a registration form on the spot. Less than 14 months before Election Day, the president’s team is banking his re-election hopes on identifying and bringing to the polls hundreds of thousands of Trump supporters such as Arentz — people in closely contested states who didn’t vote in 2016. The campaign is betting that it may be easier to make voters out of these electoral rarities than to win over millions of Trump skeptics in the center of the electorate. It’s a risky wager borne of political necessity, and helps explain Trump’s provocative communications strategy, from his attacks on the media to his racially polarizing rhetoric. Trump, aides and allies say, knows he needs to fire up his supporters, and anger is a powerful motivator. “People trying to persuade swing voters are probably wasting their time because nearly all voters have already put their jersey on,” said GOP strategist Chris Wilson. “Trump needs to bring more of his fans onto the field.”

Tens of millions of Americans choose not to vote in federal races every two years. The president’s campaign is determined to turn out the Trump supporters among them. It views them as an untapped stash of Republican support that can help him overcome stubbornly low poll numbers and his difficulties in winning over voters in the shrinking political center. “There’s a new math spurred by a new candidate at the top of his ticket,” Trump campaign senior political adviser Bill Stepien told reporters. “And I think we need to throw out the old way we look at how elections are won and lost.” That’s not to say reaching them or getting them to vote for Trump will be easy. The surest predictor for whether someone will vote in the future is whether that person has voted in the past. This political truism has long informed campaign strategies. Still, attempting to shape the electorate is nothing new. Barack Obama’s campaign in 2012 shocked Republican opponents when it attracted Democrats who didn’t vote in 2008. George W. Bush’s campaign relied on the same tactic in 2004. But both campaigns tried to expand their bases while also focusing on trying to claim more voters in the center. “The strategy was never one of simply looking at identifying red Republicans and getting them out to vote,” said Karl Rove, Bush’s strategist. “It was also a campaign of addition and persuasion.” Trump’s gamble comes in deemphasizing the persuasion game as it focuses on boosting turnout. The Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee have held events geared at reversing an erosion of support for the GOP among women and Latinos. But the central message of

the campaign -- as delivered by Trump, its de facto chief strategist and spokesman -- is targeted at those who already support him. At campaign rallies such as the one in North Carolina, the Trump campaign, the RNC and an authorized super political action committee work the long lines outside to register voters. At a February rally in El Paso, Texas, the Trump campaign says, two-thirds of registrants had voted in two or fewer of the previous four federal elections. Before a June rally in Orlando, a geotargeted digital campaign by a Trump super PAC directed about 3,000 people to the state’s voter registration website. “We know from data gathered from rallies that a significant percentage of rally registrants and attendees have voted infrequently in federal elections, but they are motivated to come out to see President Trump,” said Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh. The key for Trump is to find the right nonvoters — those who already support the president. Overall, those who don’t vote tend to be younger, nonwhite, less educated and more likely to vote for Democrats than those who regularly cast ballots. A Pew Research Center analysis of survey data found that the composition of registered voters who did not vote in 2016 skewed Democratic vs. Republican, 55% to 41%. Trump’s campaign has vast sums at its disposal and the GOP’s trove of political and consumer data on all eligible voters in the country provides the proTrump effort a head start. The task is to identify likely Trump supporters in places such as Escambia County in Florida’s Panhandle, where more than 75,000 eligible voters didn’t cast ballots and those who did voted for Trump by a 3-to-2 margin. Trump won the state by 112,000 votes.

How a millennial built a fentanyl empire By Claire Galofaro and Lindsay Whitehurst Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — The pills arrived in thousands of mailboxes across the country, round and blue, with the markings of pharmaceutical-grade oxycodone stamped into the surface. Prosecutors would later call them “poison” — counterfeits containing fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid that has written a deadly new chapter in the American opioid epidemic. They were shipped from the suburbs of Salt Lake city. That’s where a clean-cut, 29-year-old college dropout named Aaron Shamo made himself a millionaire building a fentanyl trafficking empire with not much more than his computer and a few friends. For three weeks this summer, those suburban millennials climbed onto the witness stand at his federal trial and offered an unprecedented window into how fentanyl bought and sold online has transformed the global drug trade. There was no testimony of gangland murders or anything that a wall at the southern border might stop. Shamo called himself a “white-collar drug dealer,” drew in co-workers from his time at eBay and peppered his messages to them with smiley-face emojis. His attorney called him a fool his defence was that he isn’t smart enough to be a kingpin. How he and his friends managed to flood the country with a half-million fake oxycodone pills reveals the ease with which fentanyl now moves around the world, threatening to expand the epidemic beyond America’s borders: Powder up to 100 times stronger than morphine was bought from a laboratory in China and arrived in Utah via international mail it was shaped into perfectlooking replicas of oxycodone tablets in the press that thumped in Shamo’s basement and resold online. Then it was routed it back into the postal system in thousands of packages addressed to homes across this country awash with prescription painkiller addiction. The largest civil litigation in history is testing how the pharmaceutical industry should be held accountable for inundating the country with billions of addictive pain pills, spreading mass addiction that led to this. Purdue Pharma, maker of the blockbuster drug OxyContin, reached a tentative $12 billion settlement this week with about half the states and roughly 2,000 local governments. A trial of other pharmaceutical companies is scheduled for next month, in which communities will contend that their mass marketing of prescription painkillers sparked an epidemic. The crisis began in the 1990s, as prescription opioids paved the road to heroin, which led to fentanyl. It has killed tens of thousands of Americans since it appeared on the streets in 2013. There are two sources of supply. Mexican

around the nation

White House says bin Laden son killed in U.S. operation WASHINGTON — The White House announced Saturday that Hamza bin Laden , the son of the late al-Qaida leader who had become an increasingly prominent figure in the terrorist organization, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. A statement issued in President Donald Trump’s name gave no further details, such as when Hamza bin Laden was killed or how the United States had confirmed his death. Administration officials would provide no more information beyond the three-sentence statement from the White House. American officials have said there are indications that the CIA, not the U.S. military, conducted the strike. The CIA declined comment on whether the agency was involved. The White House statement said Hamza bin Laden’s death “not only deprives al-Qaida of important leadership skills and the symbolic connection to his father, but undermines important operational activities of the group.” It said Osama bin Laden’s son “was responsible for planning and dealing with various terrorist groups.” The U.S. officials had suspected this summer that Hamza bin Laden was dead, based on intelligence reports and the fact that he had not been heard from in some time. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters. Defense Secretary Mark Esper told Fox News Channel in a late August interview that it was “my understanding” that Hamza bin Laden was dead.

UAW to let GM contract lapse, raising likelihood of strike DETROIT — The United Auto Workers union is letting its contract with General Motors expire just before midnight Saturday, increasing the likelihood of a strike as early as Sunday night. Citing significant differences with the company on wages, health care and other issues, union Vice President Terry Dittes told local union officials in a letter that a decision on whether to strike will be made Sunday. The union says in a letter to GM that union members will report for regular shifts on Sunday. Both letters were obtained Saturday by The Associated Press. Dittes said in the letter to union officials that they’ll be working until the deadline in an effort to reach an agreement. But he says they’re also far apart on many issues. “We still have many outstanding issues remaining, including significant differences between the parties on wages, health care benefits, temporary employees, job security and profit sharing,” wrote Dittes, the union’s Leader in the GM negotiations. No decision on a strike will be made until after the union executive board meets and local presidents meet Sunday morning, the letter said. Earlier this week the union announced that GM would be its target company. That means it will be the focus of bargaining a deal that will be a template for Ford and Fiat Chrysler.The union extended the contracts with Ford and Fiat Chrysler indefinitely while bargaining with GM continues.

Legal briefs: Suspended judge pleads in underwear-theft case

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Rod and Tonya Meldrum hold a portrait of their son, Devin Meldrum, in Provo, Utah, on Sept. 9. He suffered from debilitating cluster headaches and fatally overdosed after taking a single fentanyl-laced counterfeit oxycodone pill purchased from a dark-web store run by Aaron Shamo, according to his family and authorities. Shamo was not charged in Meldrum’s death, and his lawyers have argued that and other alleged overdoses can’t be definitively linked to him.

cartels and packages shipped direct from China, where it is produced in a huge and under-regulated chemical sector. There are many upstart dealers like Shamo, officials say. Seizure data shows trafficking quickly expanding worldwide. In 2013, four countries reported fentanyl seizures. By 2016: 16 countries. It is so potent, so easy to transport, large-scale traffickers no longer require sophisticated networks, said Mike Vigil, former chief of international operations for the Drug Enforcement Administration. All they need is a mailbox, internet access and people with an appetite for opioids. And consumption rates are rising from Asia to Europe to Latin America as pharmaceutical companies promote painkillers abroad. The profit margins for illegal fentanyl are irresistible. The DEA estimates a kilogram synthesized for a few thousand dollars could make a dealer more than $1 million. “Any moron can basically become a major drug kingpin by dealing in fentanyl,” Vigil said. “You can have somebody with an IQ minus 100 who becomes an overnight multimillionaire.” By the time a seized package heading from China to Utah led investigators to Shamo, he had already made at least 458,946 potentially poisonous pills, the government said. They found $1.2 million stuffed in his sock drawer and in a safe, plus more tied up in online cryptocurrencies. Shamo built his drug-trafficking organization initially with his longtime friend Drew Crandall. The pair began by selling Adderall, prescribed for attention deficit disorder, on the dark web -- a wild, unregulated layer of the internet reached through a special browser. There are underground marketplaces where guns and drugs are traded and money is exchanged

anonymously through cryptocurrencies. They expanded— peddling the club drug MDMA, magic mushrooms, date rape drugs, cocaine — all while barely having to leave the house. They bought a pill press and manufactured fake Xanax, the anti-anxiety medication. Then a local drug dealer suggested to Shamo he’d make a fortune selling fake oxycodone made with fentanyl. Crandall left the country, and Shamo recruited another friend, Jonathan Luke Paz, to help him press oxycodone. He sold pills both to individual users and drug dealers, who then sold the pills on the street. When police intercepted one single day’s shipment, it contained 34,828 fentanyl pills destined for homes in 26 states. Some were advertised on the dark web as fentanyl, but others weren’t, purporting instead to be 30 milligrams of oxycodone. Federal prosecutors allege dozens of his customers died, though charged him only in connection with one death: 21-year-old Ruslan Klyuev, who died in his bedroom in Daly City, California, with the envelope that delivered the pills from Utah near his feet. Shamo was convicted of 12 counts, including continuing criminal enterprise, the so-called “kingpin charge” that is typically reserved for drug lords like El Chapo and carries a mandatory life sentence. The jury deadlocked, though on the 13th count, the death of Klyuev. But experts warn the fentanyl trade is rapidly expanding. The day Shamo was convicted, a single dark web marketplace had thousands listings claiming to be oxycodone. There was no way to tell whether they originated in a pharmacy or somebody’s basement. “Pharma-grade A++,” one listings promise. “24-hour shipping!”

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. — A suspended New York judge has pleaded guilty to attempted burglary for trying to sneak into a neighbor’s home to steal her underwear. Robert Cicale pleaded guilty Friday in Suffolk County court. Prosecutors say Cicale, 50, had several pairs of worn women’s underwear stuffed into his jacket and raincoat when he was arrested on March 29, 2018, after leaving the neighbor’s home. They say he admitted that he had entered the home on several occasions and stolen panties from a hamper. Cicale was removed from the bench after his arrest. He is expected to be sentenced Nov. 15 to five years of probation with sex offender status. Cicale’s attorney, Michael J. Brown, tells Newsday that Cicale is a changed man. Brown says Cicale has dealt with “his mental illness issues.”

More than 2,000 fetal remains found at ex-abortion doctor’s home JOLIET, Ill. — More than 2,000 medically preserved fetal remains have been found at the Illinois home of a former Indiana abortion clinic doctor who died last week, authorities said. The Will County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release late Friday that an attorney for Dr. Ulrich Klopfer’s family contacted the coroner’s office Thursday about possible fetal remains being found at the home in an unincorporated part of Will County in northeastern Illinois. The sheriff’s office said authorities found 2,246 preserved fetal remains but there’s no evidence medical procedures were performed at the home. The coroner’s office took possession of the remains. An investigation is underway. A message left Saturday seeking additional comment on the discovery was not returned by the Will County Sheriff’s Office investigations department. Klopfer, who died Sept. 3, was a longtime doctor at an abortion clinic in South Bend, Indiana. It closed after the state revoked the clinic’s license in 2015. The Indiana State Department of Health had previously issued complaints against the clinic, accusing it of lacking a registry of patients, policies regarding medical abortion, and a governing body to determine policies.

Women’s Hall of Fame inducts Sotomayor, Fonda, Allred U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actress Jane Fonda and attorney Gloria Allred were among the inductees at the National Women’s Hall of Fame on Saturday. The Class of 2019 inducted into the hall in upstate New York also included activist Angela Davis , attorney Sarah Deer, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg , retired Air Force fighter pilot Nicole Malachowski, the late artist and suffragist Rose O’Neill and the late U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter of New York. Composer Laurie Spiegel was honored for her electronic music compositions, and molecular biologist Flossie Wong-Staal for work that helped prove HIV is the cause of AIDS. Davis, a onetime leader of the Black Panther Party and the Communist Party USA who was prosecuted for her alleged involvement in a 1970 courthouse shootout and ultimately acquitted, said her activism was not hers alone. — Associated Press

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Tropical storm strikes Bahamas By DÁnica Coto Associated Press

FREEPORT, Bahamas — Officials temporarily suspended aid efforts and closed a couple of small airports in the Bahamas Saturday as Tropical Storm Humberto dumped rain on parts of the archipelago’s northwest region that were already hammered by Hurricane Dorian two weeks ago. Humberto lashed the islands as U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited the Bahamas to support humanitarian efforts in the wake of Dorian, which hit as a Category-5 storm that left thousands in need of food, water and shelter. The list of missing stands at an alarming 1,300 people and the death toll at 50. But officials caution the list is preliminary and many people could just be unable to connect with loved ones. Threatening to exacerbate islands’ problems, Humberto’s rains were falling on Abaco island though conditions appeared normal Saturday afternoon in nearby Grand Bahama. “Rains are the biggest issue right now,” member of parliament Iram Lewis said by telephone. “People are still reeling from the first storm.” At 2 p.m. EDT, the hurricane center said the storm was located about 40 miles north of Great Abaco island and 120 miles east-northeast of Freeport, Grand Bahama. The storm was moving 7 mph with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph. There was a tropical storm warning in effect for the northwest Bahamas, except for Andros Island, and 2 to 4 inches of rain was expected, with isolated amounts of 6 inches. Weather forecasters say Humberto will likely become a hurricane by Sunday night as it moves away from the Bahamas and

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Yemen’s Houthi rebels launched drone attacks on the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oil field Saturday, sparking huge fires and halting about half of the supplies from the world’s largest exporter of oil. The attacks resulted in “the temporary suspension of production operations” at the Abqaiq oil processing facility and the Khurais oil field, Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said in a statement carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency. The fires “were controlled,” the statement said, and no workers were injured. The fires led to the interruption of a quantity of crude oil supplies estimated at 5.7 million barrels, according to the statement, which said part of that would be offset with stockpiles. The statement said Saudi Aramco, the state-owned oil giant, would provide updated information in the next 48 hours. The attacks follow weeks of similar drone assaults on the kingdom’s oil infrastructure, but none of the earlier strikes appeared to have caused the same amount of damage. The attacks likely will further increase tensions across the Persian Gulf amid an escalating crisis between the U.S. and Iran over its unraveling nuclear deal with world powers. The Iranian-backed Houthis, who hold Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, and other territory in the Arab world’s poorest country, took responsibility for the attacks in the war against a Saudi-led coalition that has

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Mos Antenor, 42, drives a bulldozer Friday while clearing the road after Hurricane Dorian in Mclean’s Town, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.

the U.S. coast. It won’t threaten land as a hurricane but its swells could affect the coasts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina later this weekend and early next week. Under a bright sun in the Grand Bahama, 40-year-old maintenance man Dexter Wilson was helping a friend put a blue tarp on a damaged roof. He said he was worried about his brother in Abaco given the tropical storm. “He’s still there. I don’t know why,” he said. The hurricane center said most of Humberto’s heavy squalls were occurring north and east of the center of the storm, which was passing just east of Abaco. However, government officials in the Bahamas took no chances and urged people in damaged homes to seek shelter as they announced that aid efforts would be temporarily affected.

“The weather system will slow down logistics,” said Carl Smith, spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency. The distribution of meals in Grand Bahama was reduced ahead of the storm, and a spokeserson for the United Nations World Food Program said all flights into its logistics hub in Marsh Harbor in Abaco were suspended. Later Saturday, WFP spokesperson Herve Verhoosel said the agency had resumed activities in Marsh Harbor. “Our team is back at work to support the population and relief organizations,” Verhoosel said in a statement. Dave McGregor, president and COO of the Grand Bahama Power Company, said crews would resume restoring power as soon as possible. “We are back in storm preparation mode again, unfortunately,” he said.

fought since 2015 to reinstate the internationally recognized Yemeni government. But the U.S. blamed Iran, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeting, “There is no evidence the attacks came from Yemen.” “Iran has now launched an unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply,” Pompeo added. In a short address aired by the Houthi’s Al-Masirah satellite news channel, military spokesman Yahia Sarie said the rebels launched 10 drones after receiving “intelligence” support from those inside the kingdom. He warned that attacks by the rebels would only get worse if the war continues. “The only option for the Saudi government is to stop attacking us,” Sarie said. Houthi rebels have been using drones in combat since the start of the Saudiled war. The first appeared to be offthe-shelf, hobby-kit-style drones. Later, versions nearly identical to Iranian models turned up. Iran denies supplying the Houthis with weapons, although the U.N., the West and Gulf Arab nations say Tehran does. U.N. investigators said the Houthis’ new UAV-X drone likely has a range of up to 930 miles. That puts the far reaches of both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in range. First word of Saturday’s assault came in online videos of giant fires at the Abqaiq facility, some 205 miles northeast of the Saudi capital, Riyadh. Machine-gun fire could be heard in several clips alongside the day’s first Muslim call to prayers, suggesting security forces tried to bring down the drones just before dawn. In

daylight, Saudi state television aired a segment with its local correspondent near a police checkpoint, a thick plume of smoke visible behind him. President Donald Trump called Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to offer his support for the kingdom’s defense, the White House said. The crown prince assured Trump that Saudi Arabia is “willing and able to confront and deal with this terrorist aggression,” according to a news release from the Saudi Embassy in Washington. The U.S. Embassy in Riyadh said it was unaware of any injuries to Americans. Saudi Aramco employs a number of U.S. citizens, some of whom live in guarded compounds near the site. Saudi Aramco describes its Abqaiq oil processing facility in Buqyaq as “the largest crude oil stabilization plant in the world.” The facility processes sour crude oil into sweet crude, then transports it onto transshipment points on the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea or to refineries for local production. Estimates suggest it can process up to 7 million barrels of crude oil a day. By comparison, Saudi Arabia produced 9.65 million barrels of crude oil a day in July. “This is one of the biggest central processing facilities in the world. The Iran conflict is going to be hitting the world in a new way,” said Kevin Book, managing director, research at ClearView Energy Partners LLC. The Khurais oil field is believed to produce over 1 million barrels of crude oil a day. It has estimated reserves of over 20 billion barrels of oil, according to Aramco.

Merkel faces decisive week on climate protection By Geir Moulson Associated Press

BERLIN — Germany faces a decisive week in its efforts to combat climate change, with Chancellor Angela Merkel pledging Saturday that Europe’s biggest economy will find good solutions but her governing coalition still haggling over a long-promised policy package. Merkel’s government has said for months that it will unveil a package of measures on Friday to ensure that Germany cuts its greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030 compared with 1990. It is under pressure to deliver a result that offers convincing measures without overly burdening the economy and voters, but parties in the coalition have argued about how to do so. The package is a test of credibility both for the fractious coalition of Merkel’s center-right Union bloc and the centerleft Social Democrats and for the chancellor herself. It offers her the chance to reclaim the mantle of “climate chancellor,” a title often used in her early days in office that has faded over the years,

Italy: Rescue boat with 82 migrants can sail to isle ABOARD THE OCEAN VIKING — Italy allowed a charity rescue ship to sail Saturday to a tiny southern island so that 82 migrants aboard could be transferred to shore, but the country’s foreign minister cautioned against interpreting the move as a sign the new government is easing a crackdown on humanitarian vessels. Shortly before midnight, all the migrants had been transferred off the Ocean Viking after several days stranded at sea prior to being given permission to sail to Lampedusa island. Women, children and unaccompanied minors were put on an Italian coast guard vessel, while men were taken aboard a customs police boat, so all could be brought to Lampedusa’s dock. The Norwegian-flagged ship, which had appealed for days for a port of safety, is operated by two humanitarian groups, Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranee.

Major Saudi oil facility attacked By Jon Gambrell

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especially in her final term as German leader. In her weekly video message, Merkel said “climate protection is a challenge for humanity” and that “we need a real feat” to deal with it. “It is not enough for us to act internationally,” she said. “Of course we must do that too, but we must do our homework here, at home ... unfortunately, we are not yet as good as we should be.” Germany is set to miss its own emissions goals for 2020 and the country has seen frequent protests, especially by young people, demanding faster action to fight climate change and reduce coal use. On Saturday, thousands demonstrated in Frankfurt to speed up moves in the auto industry to fight climate change as the world-famous Frankfurt Motor Show opened to the public and another climate change protest took place in the northern city of Hamburg. Merkel said “we want to give carbon dioxide a price” because “when something has a price, people have an incentive to reduce CO2 emissions.”

She stressed that the German government doesn’t want to take in more money overall, but how exactly the pricing should work has been a bone of contention. The Social Democrats have advocated raising taxes on energy sources such as gasoline and heating oil, while conservatives prefer an emissions certificate trading system that energy firms would have to participate in. Other proposals have included a reduction of the valueadded tax on train tickets and raising taxes on domestic flights. Coalition leaders met for over five hours on Friday night and agreed to meet again Thursday to thrash out the final details of the climate package. “I want us to succeed in making the climate protection law a resounding success and not to get lost in little things and individual measures,” the Social Democrats’ general secretary, Lars Klingbeil, told the dpa news agency. Merkel said she is confident of finding satisfactory solutions. “I am absolutely certain that Germany can find its way to good climate protection,” she said.

Solid gold toilet stolen from Winston Churchill’s birthplace LONDON — A unique solid gold toilet that was part of an art exhibit was stolen early Saturday from the magnificent home in England where British wartime leader Winston Churchill was born. The toilet, valued at roughly $1.25 million, was the work of Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan. It had been installed only two days earlier at Blenheim Palace, west of London, after previously being shown to appreciative audiences at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Police said the toilet was taken early Saturday by thieves who used at least two vehicles. Because it had been connected to the palace’s plumbing system, police said the toilet’s removal caused “significant damage and flooding” to the building, a UNESCO World Heritage site filled with valuable art and furniture. A 66-year-old man was arrested in the case, but he has not been identified or charged.

Death toll rises to 6 in torrential rains

BARCELONA, Spain — Record rainfall claimed two more lives in southeastern Spain as it caused widespread flooding, raising the overall death toll to six from the storms, authorities said Saturday. Emergency rescue workers saved thousands of people during the storm that slammed into the Mediterranean coastal regions of Valencia, Murcia and eastern Andalusia this week. Local authorities said some towns and cities reported their heaviest rainfall on record. The downpour forced the closure of airports in Almeria and Murcia as well as intercity train lines, major roads and schools. A fifth victim was found late Friday by police in the village of Redován. News agency Europa Press reported that police said the 58-year-old man was swept away by rushing waters when he got out of his vehicle. A sixth victim was confirmed by authorities on Saturday — a 41-year-old man in the town of Orihuela, where the Segura River overflowed its banks Friday. — Associated Press

Today in History Today is Sunday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2019. There are 107 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 15, 1963, four black girls were killed when a bomb went off during Sunday services at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. (Three Ku Klux Klansmen were eventually convicted for their roles in the blast.) On this date: In 1776, British forces occupied New York City during the American Revolution. In 1887, the city of Philadelphia launched a three-day celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Constitution of the United States. In 1935, the Nuremberg Laws deprived German Jews of their citizenship. In 1940, during the World War II Battle of Britain, the tide turned as the Royal Air Force inflicted heavy losses upon the Luftwaffe. In 1950, during the Korean conflict, United Nations forces landed at Incheon in the south and began their drive toward Seoul (sohl). In 1959, Nikita Khrushchev became the first Soviet head of state to visit the United States as he arrived at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington. In 1961, the United States began Operation Nougat, a series of underground nuclear explosions in the Nevada Test Site, two weeks after the Soviet Union resumed testing its nuclear weapons. In 1972, a federal grand jury in Washington indicted seven men in connection with the Watergate break-in. In 1981, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to approve the Supreme Court nomination of Sandra Day O’Connor. In 1985, Nike began selling its “Air Jordan 1” sneaker. In 2001, President George W. Bush ordered U.S. troops to get ready for war and braced Americans for a long, difficult assault against terrorists to avenge the Sept. 11 attack. Beleaguered Afghans streamed out of Kabul, fearing a U.S. military strike against Taliban rulers harboring Osama bin Laden. In 2008, on Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 504.48, or 4.42 percent, to 10,917.51 while oil closed below $100 a barrel for the first time in six months amid upheaval in the financial industry as Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection and Merrill Lynch & Co. was sold to Bank of America. Ten years ago: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the worst recession since the 1930s was “very likely over,” although he cautioned that pain -- especially for nearly 15 million unemployed Americans -- would persist. An unrepentant Muntadhar al-Zeidi (MOON’-tuh-dahr ahl-zay-EE’-dee), the Iraqi reporter who’d thrown his shoes at President George W. Bush in December 2008, was freed from prison. Five years ago: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, in Paris for an international meeting of diplomats, said he wouldn’t shut the door on the possibility of working with Iran against a common enemy in the Islamic State militant group, but that the two nations would not coordinate on military action. Hurricane Odile blazed a trail of destruction through Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to luxury hotels and big-box stores. Two Vietnam War soldiers received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony, nearly 50 years after they’d thrown themselves into harm’s way to protect their brothers in combat. (Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins survived his injuries; Army Spc. Donald P. Sloat did not.) One year ago: Emergency workers in North Carolina went door-todoor, urging people to flee the rising floodwaters from Hurricane Florence; the storm had come to a virtual standstill over land while dumping heavy rain, raising fears of disastrous flooding. A U.S. Border patrol supervisor, Juan David Ortiz, was arrested in Laredo, Texas, in the deaths of four women and an assault on a fifth woman who managed to escape. A 26-year-old Massachusetts man, Arthur Medici, was bitten by a shark in the water off a Cape Cod beach and died later at a hospital, becoming the state’s first shark attack fatality in more than 80 years. Today’s Birthdays: Actor Forrest Compton is 94. Comedian Norm Crosby is 92. Actor Henry Darrow is 86. Baseball Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry is 81. Actress Carmen Maura is 74. Opera singer Jessye Norman is 74. Writer-director Ron Shelton is 74. Actor Tommy Lee Jones is 73. Movie director Oliver Stone is 73. Rock musician Kelly Keagy (KAY’-gee) (Night Ranger) is 67. Actor Barry Shabaka Henley is 65. Director Pawel Pawlikowski is 62. Rock musician Mitch Dorge (Crash Test Dummies) is 59. Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino is 58. Actor Danny Nucci is 51. Rap DJ Kay Gee is 50. Actor Josh Charles is 48. Singer Ivette (EE’veht) Sosa (Eden’s Crush) is 43. Actor Tom Hardy is 42. Actress Marisa Ramirez is 42. Pop-rock musician Zach Filkins (OneRepublic) is 41. Actor Dave Annable is 40. Actress Amy Davidson is 40. Britain’s Prince Harry is 35. TV personality Heidi Montag is 33. Actress Kate Mansi is 32. Thought for Today: “It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realise just how much you love them.” -- Dame Agatha Christie (1890-1976).


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school briefs Kenai Middle School It’s Spirit Week this week. Today is PJ day. Tuesday is Hat day. Wednesday is ‘80s day. Thursday is Sport day. Friday is KMS Spirit day! It’s always a competition to outdo the staff! It’s on Kossacks! On Tuesday, Sept. 17 KMS Soccer teams will play here at KMS against Skyview. Games begin at 3 p.m. We have our first early release day of the year on Wednesday, Sept. 18. The school day ends at 12:57 p.m. Buses will accommodate the early release schedule. On Thursday, Sept. 19, soccer teams will play their last home game against Nikiski. Make sure you make plans to stay and cheer on your fellow Kossacks! On Friday, Sept. 20, our Kossack Cross country running team will compete right here at KMS. We are looking for snack donations for the race. You can drop off individually packaged snacks or fruit here at the office or you can contact Coach Gann if you have questions regarding what’s needed. We are always looking for volunteers as well so if you are available, please give Coach Gann a call. We will end this week with our first Activity Night and Dance on Friday night from 6-8 p.m.

Soldotna High School Upcoming Counseling Department Events at SoHi: Post-Secondary Planning night on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Soldotna High School Library. All grades are welcome! Financial Aid Night on Monday, Sept. 30 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Soldotna High School Library. This is geared towards seniors and their parents. College and Career Fair is held at Kenai Central High School on Tuesday, Oct. 15. See Counselors for more information about this event. FAFSA opens Oct. 1. FAFSA Night: If you need help with your FAFSA, the Soldotna High School Counseling Department is offering two FAFSA nights where the financial advisors from KPC will be present. This is a chance for students and parents to ask questions and get help filling out the FAFSA. First FAFSA night: is Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Soldotna High School Library. FAFSA night #2: is Monday, Nov. 18 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Soldotna High School Library. The after-school tutoring buses will start running on Sept.3. There are two buses that leave at 4:15 p.m. You must be on the route list to ride the bus. See Ms. Wear in the library to find out more information and or get on the bus list. You can also email her at or call 260-7036, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Soldotna Stars Letterman Jackets are available to order at http: Click on Varsity Jackets, find our school by State, select Soldotna High School, starting at $149 you can personalize it anyway you would like. Makes a great Christmas gift! SoHi Pool Schedule M,W,F Morning Lap 6:30-7:30 a.m. Sport Calendar — http: Teams?entityId=21192 or http: There are two ways to order a transcript. Each way serves a different purpose. If you need a transcript sent to a college or NCAA or a similar agency, then you will need to log on to: http: to order transcripts to be sent. The request is then forwarded to SoHi. After processing, it then goes through cyberspace — rather than the US mail — to get to its destination, which is much faster! ALL transcripts that are headed for NCAA, colleges, etc. have to be processed this way! FINAL TRANSCRIPTS! A final transcript is one that shows your second semester grades. If you order your transcript when we are IN second semester, you will need to make sure you choose “next grading period” when you go on to Parchment, that way your transcript request will wait until the grades are in at the end of the year before it is sent.

Mountain View Elementary All Mountain View students will be dismissed at 1:55 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18. This early release day allows grade level teachers to begin collaborating early in the afternoon and then continue after normal release time as part of their scheduled staff meeting time. Bus schedules have been adjusted to accommodate this early release and students will be arriving home approximately 90 minutes earlier than normal. The 30-day grace period for Free and Reduced meal benefits will end on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Students who do not have a new application in and approved will have to bring a sack lunch or bring $3 for a hot lunch. Please allow up to 10 working days for an application to be processed. Applications are available at the office.

Redoubt Elementary Fundraiser packets for our Believe Fundraiser went home last Friday, for additional information please reach out to Mrs. Hale. Early release Sept. 18 at 1:45 p.m., Boys and Girls club will open after school, busses will be running 90 minutes early, please make sure your child knows how they are getting home on that day. Congratulations to all of our summer reading participates that read over the summer: Mrs. Avery, Mr. Moos, Mr. Stitt, Mrs. Hassemer, Mr. Franchino, Mr. Brantley, Mrs. Landess,

Mrs. Walter, Mrs. Roed, Mrs. Fraser, Mrs. Arthur, Mrs. Pelletier, Mrs. Wells, Mrs. Belger, Mrs. Willets, Mrs. Hayes, Mrs. Hale, Ms. Sweeney, Levi, Frederickson, Kaden Hayes, Mereidi Mika, Gus Reimer, Ziyon Stitt, Thomas Frederickson, Korra Lepule, Lorraine Romatz, Peyton Barber, Conner Morris, Io Mika, Journey Abbott, Addelyn Oberts, Brendan Frey, Natalie Stewart, Isabella Morales, Sequoia Joachim, Gabriel Belger, Joshua Frederickson, Brayden Barber, Sienna Smith, Addie Hunter, Lex Edwards, Katara Lepule, Noah Bossie, Natalee Strouse, Kenneth Fine, Chloe Eck, Lois Frederickson, Nathan Powell, Banyan Joachim, Araunah Stitt, Kathryn Cox, Michael Moran, Sariah Barrett, Noah Frederickson, Koda Lepule, Emily O’Reagan, Owen Buckbee, Lydia Fidai, and Avery Powell. We will be having a pizza party at a later date for all these summer readers. Keep up the good work! If you were unable to stop in to the fall registration please stop by the school to fill out this year’s mandatory paperwork.

Connections Dates To Remember: Sept. 19: Homer Connections School Pictures at Paul Banks Elementary School 1p.m. — 3p.m. Sept. 20: HOMER Wynn Nature Center Fall Exploration: 1:30 — 3:30 Grades K-4 (more info below) Sept. 20: High School Eligibility Due Oct. 2: School Pictures at Seward Middle School - Time TBD (Most likely in the morning) Oct. 4: Central Peninsula School Pictures at Borough Building 3-5; Alaska Rural Water Assoc. 2019 Water Conservation Poster Contest Deadline (more info below) Oct. 10: 1:20-1:55 ADF&G Salmon Egg Take at Anchor River (more info below) Oct. 16: PSAT Homer & Soldotna Office (more info below) Oct. 17: High School Eligibility Due Oct. 24: Homer Connections School Picture Retakes at Paul Banks Elementary School 1-3 p.m. Nov. 8: AVTEC Tour (more info below) Nov. 13: School Picture Retakes at Seward Middle School — Time TBD Nov. 15: Central Peninsula School Picture Retakes at Borough Building 3-5 p.m. Nov. 15: High School Eligibility Due Dec. 13: Semester Reports Due Central Peninsula Gym Time: Connections organized gym time will start back up in October so please be on the lookout for those dates. In the meantime, the Kenai Recreation Center has free gym time set aside for home-school students every Tuesday from 12-2 p.m. Please remember to wear non-skid sole shoes and if you have any questions you can call our office at 714-8880. Homer SPARC Gym Time: Come join other Connections Homeschool kids every Wednesday 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the SPARC for basketball, pickleball, soccer, and just plain running around! This is a free event, but students must check in with SPARC every week, so please go online and create an account if you don’t have one already. http: schedule Questions? Please contact Derek Bynagle dbynagleatkpbsd. org or 226-1880. HOMER: Learn to Tie Knots: Friday, Sept. 13, from 2-3 p.m. Come join the Homer Connections office in learning to tie knots. The first part of the lesson will be reading a story about knot tying, then students will have a chance to practice knots, and each participant will go home with their own practice pamphlet. If you have questions please contact Joanna Fonkert HOMER Wynn Nature Center Fall Exploration: Join Connections staff from 1:30-3:30p.m. on Sept. 20, Grades K-4 for the CACS Naturalists. Volunteers will lead your students in activities at the Wynn Nature Center that focus on the adaptations and lives of plants. Be prepared for two hours of outdoors activities. Dress in layers and bring a rain jacket and hat. Trails may be muddy. $5 per person. HOMER: Silver Salmon Egg Take at the Anchor River: As part of the “Salmon in the Classroom” program, ADF&G invites students to participate in the silver salmon egg take at the Anchor River. The short presentation will be from 1:20-1:55 p.m., and students will meet at the first parking lot to the right off of Anchor River Road. Directions: turn on to the Old Sterling Highway (next to the Anchor River Inn), cross the wooden bridge, take a right on Anchor River Road, first parking lot to the right. To sign up or for more information please contact Derek Bynagle AVTEC Tour: All Connections High School Students are invited to attend a free guided tour, lunch included, of AVTEC in Seward on Friday, Nov. 8. AVTEC offers a variety of educational programs such as: Construction, Welding, Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Maritime Studies, Electronics, Culinary Arts and many other courses. Please visit the AVTEC website at https: and take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the programs available. Lunch will be provided so please RSVP Reubin Payne at or call the Connections office at 907-714-8880. WHEN: Friday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. WHERE: AVTEC — 519 4th Ave., in the auditorium on the 2nd floor

Skyview Sports Schedule this week: Tuesday, Sept. 17: Soccer Skyview vs. Kenai at Kenai — 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17: Soccer B Skyview vs. Kenai at Kenai — 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20: Soccer Skyview vs. Homer at Skyview — 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20: Soccer B Skyview vs. Homer at Skyview — 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20: Cross Country Running — Kenai Invitational — 3 p.m. Leah M. Streich, PA-C is currently accepting patients at Peninsula Medical Center 265 N. Binkley St., Soldotna AK Marcus C Deede MD and Stephen M. Wahl MD - Associates

EARLY RELEASE FOR STUDENTS: Wednesday, Sept. 18 — Skyview Middle School will end the school day at 1 p.m. Bus schedules have been adjusted to accommodate this time change. Basketball Open Gym — Every Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Open to all Middle School Athletes, Boys and Girls. Boys will go later then Girls but are welcome to attend during earlier session. Please contact Mr. Patat for more information. Morning Tutoring is available for all students Tuesday through Friday with Mrs. Johnson from 7-7:45 a.m. Important: Current contact information is essential for effective communication with parents guardians during the school day. If a student has a change in address or phone number, please contact the front office to update. Did you know that September is National Hunger Action month? The Panther Student Council is taking action by hosting a Sept. Snack Drive Sept. 12-20. The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is in need of snack choices to offer clients who may not have cooking facilities. Suggested donation items include: fruit cups, applesauce cups, fruit snacks, dried fruit, raisins, tomato juice, juice boxes, canned fruit with pull-tab lids, pudding cups, granola bars, protein bars, cereal bars, cheese crackers, crackers and pretzels, beef jerky and meat sticks. All donations should be individually packaged for distribution. Donations can be dropped off in the bin at the Skyview Middle School front office or at Mrs. Pothast’s Room, C106. Thank you for your willingness to help our neighbors in need! The Panther Student Council would like to thank all those who attended the first Activity Night of the school year! Special thanks to all the teachers, staff, and parents who volunteered at the event! We couldn’t do it without you — THANK YOU! Congratulations to our Limbo Contest winners: Reagan Gibbs & Kaytlin McAnelly and Grayden Musgrave, Corey Lewis & Jacob Strausbaugh. Candy Jar Guessing winners were: Jacob Christensen, Andrew Arthur, Hailey Stonecipher, Alyssa McDonald & Thornton Smith. Special thanks to Odom Corporation — Coca Cola of the Kenai Peninsula for their donation of product for the Soda Bottle Ring Toss. Mrs. Pothast would like to give a special shout out to all of the Student Council members who stepped up in a big way to host this event! You all are ROCK STARS! Thank you! For more Skyview news, visit the Skyview Middle School Blog at http: skyviewmiddleschool.blogs.kpbsd.k12.ak.uswpmu or Like Us on Facebook!

K-Beach Elementary Mr. Daniels and Mrs. Klaben’s classes are headed to Slikok Creek this week to kick off their Adopt-A-Stream program this year. Megan from the Kenai Watershed Forum will be presenting the program details to the students on Monday and then she will take them to the Creek on the following days. Students will be learning how to test, monitor, and care for our fragile watersheds. To explore US geography, Mrs. Baker’s 4th grade classroom is connecting with other students around the U.S. They’ve just sent their first letters to their pen pals in Ohio and hosted their first mystery skype with a class from Arizona.

Nikiski Middle High School Tuesday, Sept. 17 : High School Volleyball at Nikiski vs. Kenai — C Team 3 JV 4 Varsity 5 Wednesday, Sept. 18: EARLY RELEASE — Students released at 12:45 p.m.; Site Council Meeting — 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19: Middle School Soccer at Nikiski vs. Kenai — 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20: High School Football at Nikiski vs. Houston — 5 p.m.; High School Volleyball Varsity at West Spiketacular; High School Volleyball JV at Wasilla Tournament; Middle School Soccer at Nikiski vs. Seward — 3 p.m. Middle School X-Country at Kenai — 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21: High School Volleyball Varsity at West Spiketacular; High School Volleyball JV at Wasilla Tournament High School X-Country at Soldotna Tsalteshi Trails — 12 p.m. There will be a Financial Aid Information Night for seniors and their parents on Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in the library. KPC Financial Aid Specialist will present and answer any questions. Dinner will be provided. Homecoming will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5. Order your yearbook now at The price is $50 now, but will go up in January.

Kaleidoscope The Life Skill we are focusing on this week is Truthfulness — To be honest about things and feelings with oneself and others. Check out the electronic bulletin board in the entryway for all upcoming events and meetings. Wednesday, Sept. 18: 2:10 p.m. Early Release — School will be dismissed at 2:10 p.m. today and buses will run 90 minutes earlier; 4:15 APC Meeting in the Library. Thursday, Sept. 19: 5:30 p.m. Kindergarten Connections and Potluck, look for information in Friday folders for this event. Sept. 25: 6:30 a.m., 5th grade will be going to Exit Glacier. All 5th grade students will need to bring a sack lunch. Oct. 1-3: Fire Prevention week, student will be learning about fire safety Oct. 14: 1 and 2nd grade end of quarter celebrations at 6 p.m. Oct. 15: Picture Retakes; 5th grade will be joining the KCHS Choir Concert at 6 p.m. Oct. 16: 2:10 p.m. Early Release — School will be dismissed at 2:10 p.m. today and buses will run 90 minutes earlier; Oct. 17: 3rd and 4th grade end of quarter celebrations at 6 p.m. Oct. 18: End of Quarter — No School Volunteers Study trips are already scheduled so watch for student permission forms. If you’d like to volunteer on a trip, you need to be an approved volunteer. Two steps are required each school year to be approved. Go to http: wp.m.u volunteers and click the link to the background check. This may take two weeks for approval to be returned. Our Volunteer training is our second step, dates will be announced soon.

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3:30-5:30pm the Nikiski Community Nikiski Pool at is looking for life guards and Recreation Center will be offering a Life Guard class Kindergarten-5th Grade & Girls October 8-12 from Boys 5-10pm. *Transportation is available from Nikiski Star For more information, check ourNorth website, Elementary. Please talk to the office staff to get a Facebook page orfor call 776-8800 bus pass (Bus #118) your child. Lots of fun including… Arts/Crafts, Gym Activities, Fitness Fun, Cooking, Pottery. Please call Jackie for more information on fees and how to register.

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The problem is about to get worse. In January, the education school at the University of AlaskaAnchorage—the state’s largest teacher-preparation program—lost its accreditation. The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, one of two national bodies that accredit teacher training programs, revoked accreditation for all seven of the teacher-preparation programs at UAA, due to the school’s failure to meet four out of five standards set by the group. The school graduated its last accredited class of education majors in May. And the state’s current budget crisis suggests new or improved teacherpreparation programs are not coming anytime soon. That leaves the university’s remaining education majors with the choice of transferring to the state’s other two teacher-preparation programs—at the University of Alaska Fairbanks or the University of Alaska Southeast—or changing their academic focus altogether.

Home-Grown Versus Out-of-State Teacher staffing has been a longstanding problem in the 49th state. Annually, districts hire about 1,000 teachers, with over half hired at the five largest districts. In-state universities typically graduate a total of 200 teachers every year, far short of what schools need. So in rural Alaska, most teachers come from out of state. In fact, teachers who are prepared in-state account for only about 15 percent of newly hired educators working in Alaska in any given year, according to the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska, and that share is likely to shrink in the wake of the education school’s closing. In Scammon Bay, a small Native Village on the Bering Sea at the edge of western Alaska, a quarter of the Scammon Bay School’s teaching positions are held by people who were raised in the community. The school’s vice principal, Harley Sundown, who was born and raised there, said it’s important for students to have at least some locally grown teachers they can look up to. “Up here, we have our local educators who do many things [other than] teaching — they also are involved with cutting fish in the summertime and doing traditional activities from Yup’ik dancing,” Sundown said. “We need people to understand what the communities are like to get the best out of every student, every year.” The challenge with the out-of-state teachers, especially those who are new to the profession, is that they don’t tend to stay as long as their in-state peers. Many are drawn to the state in search of adventure, only to return a few years, even months, later to their home states, defeated by the weather, the isolation, or a culture with which they struggle to connect. About 80 percent of the state’s Native Alaskan students live in the rural districts. The Hoonah district is among those experiencing high turnover this year. The rural district has 120 students and 13 teachers right now. Superintendent Watkins wanted to find eight more teachers at the job fair, which was run by Alaska Teacher Placement, a 41-year-old partnership between school districts and the University of Alaska that works yearlong to connect prospective teachers and districts. In summer, Hoonah’s year-round population of 850 explodes to more than 3,000 as tourists come to fish, boat, and hike. What little housing is available is rented to tourists, pushing housing costs out of reach for teachers who want to continue renting from May

“Up here, we have our local educators who do many things [other than] teaching — they also are involved with cutting fish in the summertime and doing traditional activities from Yup’ik dancing. We need people to understand what the communities are like to get the best out of every student, every year.” Harley Sundwon, Scammon Bay School vice principal

to August. Watkins said the Hoonah Indian Association, the federally recognized governing body of the tribal members of Hoonah, is seeking grants and raising money to build teacher housing, but it will be several years before the units will be available. “How do you make relationships with people in the community if every summer you have to leave?” Watkins said. “Hoonah is beautiful, and in summer you want to stay there, but you have no place to live.”

Seeking a Good ‘Fit’ As a result of the perennial shortage, rural superintendents spend much of their time on teacher recruitment and turnover, said Dayna DeFeo, the director of ISER’s Center for Alaska Education Policy Research, who has studied the struggles that rural Alaska superintendents experience in recruiting and retaining teachers. She found superintendents are more interested in candidates who were a good fit, as opposed to those with exceptional credentials on their resumes. And, in initial orientations and trainings, immersing new teachers in the community is as important as any of their other educator trainings— a departure from many teacher onboarding practices in the Lower 48. School administrators’ orientation toward community “fit” is a matter of necessity. DeFeo said teachers are more likely to leave when they’re working with students who are different from them, either ethnically or culturally. Diane Hirshberg, a professor of education policy at ISER, agreed. The educators from the outside who’ve had the most success stayed in their rural communities in summer and participated in local pastimes, like hunting or berry picking, she noted. “They’re not the people who say ‘I can’t wait until the year ends so I can go back to fill-in-the-blank.’ ”

One adventure-seeking teacher from the Lower 48 who stuck around is Mary Cook, a science teacher in Scammon Bay. After retiring from a 30-year teaching career in Arkansas, Cook wasn’t ready to leave the classroom. She heard about the opportunity to teach in Alaska. “I knew a couple teachers who filled me in on the difficulties,” Cook said. “The more difficult it sounded, the more I wanted to try it.” Cook said the first year was tough, and she had to learn to adapt to teaching in a small community and an even smaller classroom. Now she’s been teaching in Scammon Bay for five years, and students respond differently when they see her come back year after year. Ultimately, though, Cook said her time in rural Alaska will depend on the availability of health care. “I’ve always said because I love it here, and I love my students, the thing that would cause me to leave would be lack of health care,” Cook said. “We don’t have any doctors or nurses and situations have developed where if you were dealing with life-threatening conditions and the weather is bad, there are just no flights.” Teachers’ pension issues also hinder recruiting, according to teachers at the Anchorage job fair this summer. Alaska, like many other states, changed its teacher retirement system from a pension fund to a 401K arrangement nearly 15 years ago, and the teachers’ unions have expressed concern that the newer system may not yield sufficient retirement savings for teachers joining it now. To keep teachers in the classroom, Hirshberg said, it’s also important for districts to recognize that the teachers they hire are adults and professionals, and to set up conditions for them to feel valued and lead independent lives within these communities. At the same token, she cautioned, outsiders should not expect to walk into

schools and dictate how kids should learn in rural Alaska. She said communities need to feel like they own their schools, especially so in Native Villages. Recognizing the historical context of the state’s formation is a critical piece of that. Up until 1867, when the Russians were colonizing Alaska, until the mid-1900s, long after the Americans had purchased the territory, generations of students in rural Alaska were forced into missionary and boarding schools that sought to strip students of their Native culture. The multigenerational trauma of those experiences is still present, Hirshberg said. “For some, walking into a school building brings up pain. They may not even realize it because it may not be their pain, but it may be the pain of their parents or grandparents,” she said. “If an educator can’t see a way to reach the kids and have them be successful, [he or she] is not going to stay. We need to transform what happens in those schools and then equip teachers with the support they need, so they can thrive and the children in their classes can thrive,” Hirshberg said. The consequences of teacher turnover and shortages can be costly in terms of both student achievement and money. ISER found it costs the state $20,431 for every teacher turnover, or roughly $20 million a year. Hirshberg, an author of the cost study, found that low teacher retention and high teacher turnover impact student learning outcomes for the worse. Even if the state university system were able to prepare more teachers, though, it might not stem the shortages in rural areas, Hirshberg said. The educators coming through the state’s university system tend to flock to Alaska’s largest, urban districts upon graduation. “They don’t want to go to rural districts because a lot of our students are placebased,” Hirshberg said.

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About this project This is the second in a series of articles—offering snapshots of schooling and student and teacher experiences in the 49th state—from “Letters to Alaska,” a project exploring how cultural and geographic barriers, teacher shortages, history, the natural environment, and other factors have shaped schooling in Alaska. The project is funded by the Gregory M. Chronister Journalism Fellowship, which supports enterprising or investigative work each year in pre-K-12 education. The fellowship honors the now-retired Gregory M. Chronister, a longtime executive editor, managing editor, associate editor, and Commentary editor at Education Week. “They’re older and already have families, and there are limited opportunities if you have a spouse. … There are a number of reasons why it can be difficult if you’re a more mature student to go out and teach in rural Alaska versus if you’re 22 and kind of looking for that first exciting adventure.” Meanwhile, at the job fair, school and district administrators soldier on, even as the turnout seems to them to have dwindled over the years. The Northwest Arctic Borough school district— which serves 11 small Alaska Native Villages in the state’s far northwest corner—was offering prospective educators $1,500 for moving costs, health, dental, and vision insurance for an entire family for $90 a month, low rent, free utilities in teacher housing, and a starting salary of $55,550. The district’s retention rate veers from 20 percent to 25 percent, leading the 1,800-student district to hire 40 to 60 new teachers annually.

Accentuate the Positive Assistant human resources director Amie Gardner—who moved to the village of Kotzebue in the district seven years ago with a single duffle bag and $300 to her name—last year prepared welcome bags for new hires. She filled a waterproof bag with snacks, a one-pound bag of coffee and tea, stress balls, stickers with the district’s logo, an iPad holder, an eye mask to help block out the midnight sun, candies, cold and hot packs, and other goodies. “I thought it would help with retention, as a way to welcome them to our district with open arms,” Gardner said. “We do this because our teachers are important to us and the future of our children.” Mike Hanley, the superintendent of the 100-student Chugach school district in

Alaska’s southwest coast, bordering Prince William Sound, said his district manages to retain 90 percent of teachers from year to year, more than most. The district accomplishes that by empowering teachers to be a part of district decisions, he said. DeFeo said it was striking to find in her research that superintendents, despite their recruitment struggles, weren’t suggesting communities in rural Alaska were worse off in some way than other communities. Indeed, the administrators at the job fair said they accentuate the positive aspects of living in rural Alaska—the serenity, quiet, and beauty of living in a village seemingly on the edge of the world, the sense of community. “Pretty much everything that happens in the communities happen in the schools—weddings, funerals, potlucks, you name it,” said recruiter Jim Hickerson, a retired school employee of Bering Strait school district, a remote community where the schools are nearer to Russia than Anchorage. “If you’re looking for shopping centers, movie theaters and restaurants and vehicles, that’s not us.” Cook, the Arkansas teacher transplant, said her years in Scammon Bay have given her a greater sense of fulfilling her mission as a teacher than she had before. “I feel like I am able to make a difference and [that’s] a positive thing for them, and it’s positive for me,” she said. “I think I made a difference in Arkansas, too, but I think there is more need here because there is less opportunity.” About This Project This is the second in a series of articles—offering snapshots of schooling and student and teacher experiences in the 49th state— from “Letters to Alaska,” a project exploring how cultural and geographic barriers, teacher shortages, history, the natural environment, and other factors have shaped schooling in Alaska.

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West Valley topples Kenai By Joey Klecka Peninsula Clarion

Kenai Central running back Tucker Vann runs the ball in for a touchdown Saturday against West Valley at Ed Hollier Field in Kenai. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

The pomp and circumstance that comes with homecoming weekend fell quiet for the Kenai Central football team after a 45-22 loss to West Valley on a brilliantly sunny Saturday afternoon at Ed Hollier Field in Kenai. It took two fourth-quarter turnovers to kill Kenai’s comeback efforts to beat a nonconference, Division II opponent, as the mistakes eventually piled up enough to keep the Kards from challenging for the win. “The first couple series were great, the offense was running and we were marching,” said Kenai head coach Dustin Akana. “But then we started to make mistakes

and that hurt us. We’d have a couple of great plays, then a (penalty) flag. A couple more great plays, then a flag. It was the small little things like that was killing us.” West Valley moved over .500 on the year at 3-2, while Kenai dropped its third straight to fall to 1-3 overall. The Kardinals have not played a Northern Lights Conference opponent yet, but will finish their season with three straight conference games to Eagle River, Kodiak and Soldotna, assuming the planned teacher’s strike Tuesday does not force game cancellations. West Valley began the season under a dark cloud of controversy when reports surfaced of three players being hospitalized after nearly drowning during a

football practice that took place in the school’s pool. The incident resulted in the resignation of West Valley head coach Roy Hessner. Norm Davis subsequently took over as interim coach. Saturday at Kenai, Davis said he hopes the team’s winning start to the season helps to put the incident in the past for the team. “I’m hoping we’ve turned a corner and put all that behind us,” Davis said. “And we’re going to keep focusing forward one game at a time.” Leading the charge for the Wolfpack was senior running back Justin Cummings, who piled up 160 yards with two touchdowns. “He’s a special kid,” Davis said. “He’s been doing that all year long, and obviously we’re going to feed him the

ball as much as we can.” When Cummings wasn’t terrorizing Kenai’s defensive line, West Valley junior QB Shaun Conwell stepped in, passing for four touchdowns and hitting 7 of 17 targets for 120 yards. Overall, the Wolfpack outgained the Kards 340 to 234 yards, even while West Valley backed up 195 yards on 19 penalties. Davis said if West Valley can eliminate the mistakes and lapses in judgment, the Wolfpack can be a difficult team to play. “Obviously when you play together as a team and your emphasis is on execution, if you can out-execute the other guy, that’s when you can be successful,” Davis said. “We did that in the second half. See kenai, Page B3

SoHi girls, Kenai boys swim to wins By Staff report Peninsula Clarion

The Soldotna girls and Kenai Central boys won the Kenai Tri on Saturday at Kenai Central High School. The Stars scored 137 points to top the 106 of Kenai and the 13 of Seward. On the boys side, Kenai had 157 points, while Seward had 78 and Soldotna had 46. The Soldotna girls won two relays and five individual events in taking the title. Alex Juliussen, Katie Creglow, Madison Snyder and Madelyn Barkman kicked off the meet by winning the 200-yard medley relay for the Stars, while the same four combined to win the 200 freestyle relay later in the meet. Also, Barkman won the 50 freestyle, Creglow won the 100 butterfly and

Snyder won the 100 breaststroke. Also for the Stars, Daisy Rogers took the diving victory and Emmy Snyder was first in the 200 individual medley. Kenai received a victory in the 400 girls freestyle relay from Julia Anderson, Avari Gross, Madison McDonald and Rachael Pitsch. Pitsch also won the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle for the Kardinals, while Riley Reese took the 100 freestyle and Julia Anderson won the 100 backstroke. The Kardinals boys won a pair of relays and seven individual events in rolling to their victory. Koda Poulin, Trevor Bagley, Owen Rolph and Sorin Sorensen started off the meet by winning the 200 medley relay, then Aiden Huff teamed with Bagley, See SWIM, Page B3

Colony girls, boys sweep Frank D. Invite By Staff Report Peninsula Clarion

The Colony girls and boys cross-country teams swept the Frank D. Invitational on Friday in Seward. The Colony boys won with 60 points, while Soldotna was second with 74 and Kenai Central was third with 76. The Knights girls had 44 points, while runner-up Soldotna had 53 and Palmer tallied 60. Homer’s Autumn Daigle continued to rack up wins in her senior season, taking the girls race at 19 minutes, 52 seconds, while Palmer’s Lydia Ortiz was at 20:45 in second place.

Also from the peninsula in the top 10 were SoHi’s Erika Arthur in fifth at 21:13, Kenai’s Logan Satathite in sixth at 21:18 and Homer’s Eryn Field at 10th in 22:04. Tristian Merchant of Anchorage Christian Schools ran 16:58 to take the boys race, with a pair of Kenai Central runners right behind him. Maison Dunham was in second at 17:22 and Joe Hamilton was in third at 17:37. Also in the top 10 from the peninsula were Soldotna’s Bradley Walters in sixth at 17:48, Seward’s Max Pfeiffenberger in seventh at See run, Page B3

Soldotna’s Aaron Faletoi (right) shakes off the tackle of Lathrop’s Jamaal Blanchard-Davis on Friday at Justin Maile Field in Soldotna. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Stars cruise past Malemutes By Joey Klecka Peninsula Clarion

It took them a month, but the Soldotna Stars finally got to show off their 2019 wares to their home crowd, rolling their way to their first Division II victory of 2019 Friday night at Justin Maile Field in Soldotna with a 51-14 rout of Lathrop. The Stars (4-0 overall) pushed their current win streak to 13 consecutive games, dating back to Week 2 of last year. On the field, the Stars were feeling right at home for their 2019 home opener, which was originally supposed to be Aug. 31 against South Anchorage.

That game was moved to South’s home field due to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s travel restriction from the Swan Lake Fire. The Stars had no problem moving the ball against Lathrop, as they built a 22-0 lead after one quarter and led 37-0 at halftime, scoring on four consecutive possessions spanning the first and second quarters. SoHi’s precision ground game bullied its way to 456 team yards, while holding Lathrop to 311 total yards of offense. Soldotna had 556 yards of total offense. “(Lathrop) certainly did some things to cause some big plays, but when you do

that, you also give up some big plays,” said SoHi head coach Galen Brantley Jr. “It was more of a feast or famine type of thing. “Really happy with our execution, though. Our kids came up with some really big plays.” The big plays allowed the Stars to celebrate homecoming in style. Senior quarterback Jersey Truesdell led the way with a 6-for-6 passing performance for 100 yards and a touchdown. Malemutes QB Jace Henry proved difficult to bring down. At 6-foot-4 and 235 pounds, Henry scrambled for 96 of his team’s 128 rushing yards, while throwing for

183 yards and two touchdown passes, both in the fourth quarter with the game out of reach. Henry’s favorite target, senior Jhon Rones, caught six balls for 99 yards and two TD catches. The Stars managed to shut down the rest of Lathrop’s playmakers. Truesdell said after spending eight days on the road, SoHi returned ready to go without showing signs of weariness. “We were prepared, our coaches got us prepared all week,” he said. “They gave us a little bit of trouble last year with that same defense, so we expected to see that again, so our coaches See stars, Page B3

Soldotna netters sweep Palmer By Jeff Helminiak Peninsula Clarion

Soldotna’s Hosanna Van Hout prepares to serve on “Tip for Tori Night” against Palmer on Friday at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

The host Soldotna volleyball team persevered for an emotionally draining 17-25, 22-25, 25-20, 25-23 and 15-9 victory over Northern Lights Conference rival Palmer on Friday. The Stars followed that up with a 25-19, 20-25, 22-25, 25-22 and 15-13 victory over the Moose on Saturday to move to 4-0 in the NLC and 5-0 overall. Friday’s victory came on “Tip for Tori Night.”

Tori Verba died in an ATV accident in early June. She would have been a freshman at Soldotna High School this year and planned to play for the volleyball team. “The girls all still wanted her to be a part of the program, from C-team to JV to varsity,” Soldotna head coach Luke Baumer said. Verba wore No. 2 on the Skyview Middle School volleyball team. At the beginning of the C-team game Friday, there were five SoHi players on the floor along with a No. 2 jersey.

That jersey number was retired and Baumer said it will be with the team at every road and home game. “Tonight was a very emotional experience for everybody,” Baumer said. The coach said it was only with support from the largest home crowd of the season, many wearing lime green because it was Verba’s favorite color, that the Soldotna varsity was able to escape from a 2-0 hole to top the Moose. “Tip for Tori Night” was See sweep, Page B3


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CIA soccer draws, loses at home Staff report Peninsula Clarion

The Cook Inlet Academy coed soccer team moved to 0-6-2 on the season with a tie and a loss this weekend at the Kenai Soccer Complex. Friday, CIA tied Our Lady of the Valley at 1. Our Lady of the Valley scored just before the end of the first half, but CIA junior captain Isaac Johnson equalized on

a Noah Castenholz corner kick early in the second half. Saturday, CIA dropped a 4-2 decision to Tri-Valley, with Castenholz finding the back of the net twice. The Academy hosts three games this week at the Kenai Soccer Complex, Thursday at 5 p.m. against Nenana, Friday at 5 p.m. against Susitna Valley and Saturday at 1 p.m. against Birchwood Christian.

scoreboard Football Major Scores EAST

Clemson 41, Syracuse 6< Dayton 34, Robert Morris 31< Delaware St. 58, Lincoln (Pa.) 12< Fordham 29, Bryant 14< Georgetown 69, Catholic 0< Hampton 41, Howard 20< Marist 26, Stetson 23< Marshall 33, Ohio 31< Monmouth (NJ) 38, Albany (NY) 35, OT< N. Dakota St. 47, Delaware 22< Navy 42, East Carolina 10< Penn St. 17, Pittsburgh 10< Sacred Heart 56, Lafayette 40< St. Francis (Pa.) 42, Merrimack 14< Stony Brook 26, Wagner 10< Temple 20, Maryland 17< Towson 45, Maine 23< Villanova 45, Bucknell 10< West Virginia 44, NC State 27 SOUTH

Cyclocross kicks off at Slikok Trails Staff Report Peninsula Clarion

Brian Beeson, Morgan Aldridge and Landen Showalter picked up victories at the first race of the Chainwreck Cyclocross Series on Thursday at the Slikok Trails. In cyclocross, racers complete as many laps as they can during a time limit. Beeson completed six laps in 35 minutes, 59 seconds, while runner-up Rob Carson did six in 36:54 and third-place Dave EdwardsSmith did six in 36:58. Aldridge, who was fourth overall, completed six laps in 36:59. Angie Brennan was second with six laps in 40:41 and Melissa Smith was ninth with six laps in 41:41. Showalter was the top youth rider, doing six laps in 40:55 to also finish eighth overall. Dylan Hogue was second with six laps in 42:18, and Ethan Hogue was third with five laps in 36:05. Following the race, Mike Crawford was honored

because this was his last weekday race before moving to Anchorage. Crawford is considered the founder of modern mountain bike racing at Tsalteshi Trails, and also is a co-founder of the Chainwreck Cyclocross Series. Thursday’s race will be at the Wolverine trail head off Kalifornsky Beach Road. Registration starts at 5:45 p.m., with racing at 6:15 p.m. Chainwreck Cyclocross Series Race 1

Thursday at Slikok Trails (Number of laps in parentheses) 1. Brian Beeson - 35:59 (6) 1st Place Mens; 2. Rob Carson - 36:54 (6) 2nd Place Mens; 3. Dave Edwards-Smith - 36:58 (6) 3rd Place Mens; 4. Morgan Aldridge - 36:59 (6) 1st Place Womens; 5. Jeff Helminiak - 40:18 (6) Mens; 6. Mark Beeson - 40:21 (6) Mens; 7. Angie Brennan 40:41 (6) 2nd Place Womens; 8. Landen Showalter - 40:55 (6) 1st Place Youth; 9. Melissa Smith - 41:41 (6) 3rd Place Womens; 10. Jamie Nelson - 41:58 (6) Mens; 11. Dylan Hogue - 42:18 (6) 2nd Place Youth; 12. Ethan Hogue - 36:05 (5) 3rd Place Youth; 13. Jen Showalter - 36:06 (5) Women; 14. Tony Eskelin - 36:07 (5) Men; 15. Tor Dahl - 36:41 (5) Men; 16. Ollie Dahl - 37:41 (5) Youth; 17. Andy Schaafsma - 38:36 (5) Mens; 18. John Tabor - 38:49 (5) Mens; 19. Jen Tabor - 39:15 (5) Women; 20. Patty Moran - 40:13 (5) Women; 21. Madison McDonald - 41:28 (5) Youth; 22. Dana McDonald - 41:29 (5) Women; 23. Will Morrow - 43:16 (5) 1st Place Singlespeed; 24. Robert Carson - 36:11 (4) Youth; 25. Nels Dahl - 38:05 (4) Youth. 26. Audrey McDonald - 38:19 (4) Youth; 27. Jane Adkins - 42:44 (4) Women; 28. Tegan Kobylarz - 37:59 (3) Youth; 29. Tom Kobylarz - 37:59 (3) Men; 30. Mike Crawford - 30:30 (3) Men; 31. Lauri Lingafelt - 31:05 (3) Women.

USA hoops takes 7th BEIJING (AP) — Their final game at the World Cup had been over for several minutes, and every member of the U.S. team and coaching staff were still lingering together on the court. They were ready to go home. They just weren’t ready to go their separate ways. For USA Basketball,

summer ended Saturday with an 87-74 win over Poland in the seventh-place game at the World Cup, the lowest finish ever by a U.S. team in a major international tournament. Donovan Mitchell finished with 16 points and 10 assists, Joe Harris scored 14 and the U.S. wrapped up its stay in China with a 6-2 record.

Alabama 47, South Carolina 23< Alabama A&M 31, North Alabama 24< Auburn 55, Kent St. 16< Austin Peay 48, Mercer 34< Charlotte 52, UMass 17< Coastal Carolina 46, Norfolk St. 7< Davidson 41, WV Wesleyan 0< Duke 41, Middle Tennessee 18< Elon 42, Richmond 20< FIU 30, New Hampshire 17< Florida 29, Kentucky 21<

Florida A&M 57, Fort Valley St. 20< Gardner-Webb 21, NC Central 12< Georgia 55, Arkansas St. 0< Jackson St. 49, Tennessee St. 44< Jacksonville 30, Presbyterian 20< Jacksonville St. 49, E. Washington 45< James Madison 63, Morgan St. 12< Kansas St. 31, Mississippi St. 24< Kennesaw St. 42, Alabama St. 7< LSU 65, Northwestern St. 14< Liberty 35, Buffalo 17< Louisiana-Lafayette 77, Texas Southern 6< Louisville 38, W. Kentucky 21< McNeese St. 17, Alcorn St. 14< Memphis 42, South Alabama 6< Miami 63, Bethune-Cookman 0< Mississippi 40, SE Louisiana 29< Morehead St. 73, Kentucky Christian 34< NC A&T 27, Charleston Southern 21< Samford 21, Wofford 14< South Florida 55, SC State 16< Southern Miss. 47, Troy 42< Southern U. 61, Edward Waters 0< Tennessee 45, Chattanooga 0< Tennessee Tech 31, Virginia-Wise 14< The Citadel 27, Georgia Tech 24, OT< Tulane 58, Missouri St. 6< UCF 45, Stanford 27< VMI 31, ETSU 24, OT< Virginia 31, Florida St. 24< Virginia Tech 24, Furman 17< W. Carolina 20, North Greenville 17< William & Mary 38, Colgate 10< MIDWEST

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Air Force 30, Colorado 23 Arizona 28, Texas Tech 14 Boise St. 45, Portland St. 10 BYU 30, Southern Cal 27 California 23, North Texas 17 N. Arizona 55, W. New Mexico 21 Nevada 19, Weber St. 13 Oklahoma 48, UCLA 14 Oregon 35, Montana 3 Oregon St. 45, Cal Poly 7 S. Utah 45, Stephen F. Austin 38 Sacramento St. 50, N. Colorado 0 San Diego St. 31, New Mexico St. 10 UC Davis 41, Lehigh 13 Utah 31, Idaho St. 0 Washington 52, Hawaii 20 Wyoming 21, Idaho 16

NFL Schedule Thursday’s Games Tampa Bay 20, Carolina 14 Sunday’s Games Seattle at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Arizona at Baltimore, 1 p.m. New England at Miami, 1 p.m. L.A. Chargers at Detroit, 1 p.m. Dallas at Washington, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Houston, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Buffalo at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Chicago at Denver, 4:25 p.m. New Orleans at L.A. Rams, 4:25 p.m. Philadelphia at Atlanta, 8:20 p.m. Monday’s Games Cleveland at N.Y. Jets, 8:15 p.m. All Times ADT

Nikiski netters top Homer By Staff Report Peninsula Clarion

The Nikiski volleyball team pulled out a 25-18, 13-25, 25-21, 23-25 and 15-11 victory in Homer on Saturday. The Bulldogs move to 1-1 overall and 1-0 in the Southcentral Conference while the Mariners fall to 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the league. Nikiski coach Stacey Segura said getting a five-set victory on the road in conference was huge, because she expects competition to be so close this season. “The southern part of our region is going to be neck and

neck,” Segura said. “Whoever decides to show up and play can take the game. It helps we have a lot of older senior experience.” But Segura added she also has players in new roles, so that made the coach nervous headed into Game 5. “The girls handled it well,” Segura said. “They kept their eyes off the scoreboard and played every single point like the next point wins. They took the pressure one point at a time.” Homer coach Stephanie Carroll told the Homer News her squad made some costly errors, including missed serves.

“I feel like we made too many mistakes, that we kind of let that slip away,” Carroll told the Homer News. America Jeffreys had 18 digs for Nikiski, while Kaitlyn Johnson and Jaycee Tauriainen each had 10 digs, and Elora Reichert had seven digs. Segura gave special mention to the job Reichert did at left back defense. Johnson added 20 assists, while Kaycee Bostic had 12 kills and Lillian Carstens had 10 kills. Bostic added five aces, while Carstens added four blocks. For Homer, Kelli Bishop had 24 assists and 10 digs,

Laura Inama had eight kills, Karmyn Gallios had 12 digs and five kills, Kitri Classen had 13 digs and Marina Carroll had 11 kills and 15 digs. Seward takes 6th at Valdez Tournament The Seward volleyball team took sixth place at the Valdez Tournament on Friday and Saturday in Valdez. The tourney was pure round robin. The Seahawks won seven of their 15 matches to take sixth. Hannah Shilling and Angel Puriguy were named to the all-tournament team for Seward.

Nikiski football gets 1st victory By Staff Report Peninsula Clarion

The Nikiski football team escaped with its first win of 2019 Friday night in Ketchikan, toppling the King 9-8. The Bulldogs (1-0 conference, 1-3 overall) also picked up their first Peninsula Conference win. Ketchikan (1-1 conference,

1-3 overall) dropped to third in the conference standings, behind Nikiski. Nikiski took a 9-6 lead late in the fourth quarter on a touchdown pass from senior Noah Litke to Micheal Eiter from about 15 yards out, then held on as Ketchikan began to drive down the field.

Nikiski head coach Paul Nelson said the Kings made it into the red zone but Eiter was able to haul in an interception on the Bulldogs’ 1-yard line with about five seconds left. Nelson said Nikiski decided to intentionally take a knee in the end zone,

resulting in a two-point safety, which allowed the Bulldogs to kick the ball away with just seconds left on the clock, effectively sealing the win. The victory snapped sixgame losing skid for the See prep, Page B3

Bears scrimmage in Minnesota By Staff Report Peninsula Clarion

The Kenai River Brown Bears played scrimmages Friday and Saturday against the Minnesota Wilderness in Cloquet, Minnesota. The Brown Bears dropped a 4-3 decision in a shootout in Friday’s contest. Eagle River’s Brandon Lajoie had a pair of goals for the Bears, while Landon Pavlisin and CJ Hapward split time in net. Wasilla High School product

Porter Schachle, who just committed to the University of Alaska Anchorage, also had a goal. Saturday, the Bears lost 2-0 to the Wilderness. Despite the two losses, head coach Kevin Murdock was happy with the weekend. The Bears went into the weekend with 31 players, and needing to cut down to about 25 before the season opener Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. ADT against the Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton (Pennsylvania)

Knights at the North American Hockey League Showcase in Minnesota. Murdock said he sat a chunk of veterans both nights in order to get a look at all the young players against NAHL competition. He said Friday, penalties cost the team and the Bears did well to get to the shootout because they had to play four-on-three in overtime. Saturday, Murdock said the Bears outshot the Wilderness but still lost.

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Bulldogs, whose last win came against Seward in week 5 of last year. “It was definitely nice, the kids were jazzed about that,” Nelson said. “It feels good to accomplish that. Michael Mysing put Nikiski on the board in the first quarter with a field goal from about 32 yards out, according to Nelson. That 3-0 score held until the fourth quarter, when a botched punt by Nikiski left Ketchikan on the Bulldogs 10-yard line. The Kings ran it in for a TD and a 6-3 lead. Nelson credited the Nikiski

defense for having a big game against the Kings, a Div. III playoff team from last year. The Nikiski defense grabbed five interceptions on the day — two by Eiter and one each by Sam Berry, Mason Payne and Isaiah Gray. “Give it to our defense, they put pressure on the quarterback, and our (defensive) line and outside backers did a great job,” he said. “We should’ve put a few more points on the board, but it’s something we’ll work on finishing for next week.”

Homer 52, Valdez 6 Homer quarterback Anthony Kalugin ran for three touchdowns and passed for three more as the

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worked us all week. “That was big, just having the guys up front ready for those techniques.” Senior fullback Wyatt Medcoff led the SoHi ground attack with 178 yards and a touchdown, while senior Hudson Metcalf added 147 yards on just four carries with a scoring run. Medcoff said the blitz that the Malamutes employed on defense did not deter the SoHi offense from

breaking off big plays, including an 89-yard rumble that Medcoff used to extend the lead right before halftime. “We didn’t expect a bunch of blitzing, but our line was definitely ready,” Medcoff said. Truesdell added that, “This time, I think they threw what they could at us and if they got a nice play, good. But they ran by it a lot, too.” Medcoff said Truesdell’s skill in reading the defense and calling the best plays injected a dose of confidence into the Stars. “It was definitely nice hearing (Truesdell) as well,” Medcoff said. “The line was like, ‘Oh, nice, there

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Not so much in the first half.” Kenai had a shot to rally back in the fourth quarter, but two crucial turnovers turned out to be the team’s undoing. Kenai started the fourth quarter with an 80-yard drive in four plays, capped by an 18-yard rumble up the middle by Justin Anderson. A two-point pass play from Daniels to Anderson cut the lead to 30-22 with 11:00 left. However, the Wolfpack countered with drive that ate up 3:38 of clock and ended with a 39-yard touchdown bomb from Conwell to tight end Dylan Thomas to push the gap back up to 38-22 with just over seven minutes remaining. The biggest blow of the game came on

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originally supposed to be Aug. 29 against Nikiski. That date didn’t work out, but the Nikiski team still wanted to be involved with honoring Verba and showed up in full force as probably the loudest Soldotna supporters in the building. “They tie-dyed a bunch of green shirts and came all the way in from Nikiski,” Baumer

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17:52, Kenai’s Nathan Haakenson in eighth at 17:54 and Soldotna’s Lance Chilton in 10th at 17:56. Frank D. Invitational

Friday in Seward BOYS Team scores: 1. Colony, 60; 2. Soldotna, 74; 3. Kenai Central, 76; 4. Seward, 88; 5. Palmer, 98; 6. Anchorage Christian, 132; 7. Homer, 164. Individual 5-kilometer results 1. Tristian Merchant, ACS, 16 minutes, 58 seconds; 2. Maison Dunham, Ken, 17:22; 3. Joe Hamilton, Ken, 17:37; 4. Lane Meier, Col, 17:40; 5. Garrett Streit, Col, 17:48; 6. Bradley Walters, Sol,

host Mariners stormed past the Buccaneers in a Division III nonconference matchup. Homer moves to 2-2 overall, while Valdez falls to 1-4. Kalugin was 8 of 11 for 160 yards through the air and also ran for 104 yards on 11 carries and Homer scored the first 52 points of the game. Also for the Mariners, Kamdyn Doughty had eight rushes for 82 yards and a score. Carter Tennison, Josh Bradshaw and Cade Hrenchir added receiving touchdowns for Homer. “Our quarterback and wide receiver are getting more familiar with each other,” Homer coach Justin Zank told the Homer News. “I was really happy with how our passing game shaped up,

because we have just been missing those opportunities.” Jona Turner had a fourth quarter touchdown for the Buccaneers, who were led by Tate Chadwick’s 71 yards on 14 carries. “Our defense played phenomenal, again,” Zank told the Homer News. “So I’m really proud of them.” Zank said the team has improved a lot since the beginning of the season, especially with their confidence. “The guys are buying in to what we’re selling,” Zank said. “And it’s starting to come together.”

Conference champions downed the Seahawks Friday night at Houston High School. Seward remained winless this season at 0-2 in conference play and 0-5 overall. The loss was the ninth straight for the Seahawks, dating back to week 4 last year when they defeated Valdez 41-0. Houston stayed undefeated at 2-0 in conference and 5-0 overall. Leading 19-0 in the second quarter, Houston scored twice in the final two minutes of the first half to take a 33-0 halftime lead.

Houston 47, Seward 6

Friday Mariners 52, Buccaneers 6 Valdez 0 0 0 6 — 6 Homer 14 16 22 0 — 52 1st Quarter Hom — A. Kalugin 5 run (conversion failed),

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it is.’” Truesdell got SoHi on the board first with a 10-yard scramble to his right midway through the first quarter. Lathrop answered with a drive downfield to SoHi’s 27-yard line, but couldn’t convert on a long fourth down attempt thanks to a defensive play by SoHi senior Zack Zeigler to knock the ball down. From there, it took two plays for the Stars to find the end zone again — first a 47-yard burst by Medcoff that took them to Lathrop’s 26-yard line, and Truesdell took them the rest of the way with a connection to Galen Brantley III, who finished

Kenai’s ensuing drive, as the Kards faced fourth down from their own 34. Daniels was was pressured from the pocket and lobbed up a pass that landed in the hands of West Valley defensive back Malachi Brooks. The interception was followed by one scoring play, a 40-yard TD pass from Conwell to Tyriq Nance with 4:30 to go that effectively sealed the win for West Valley. Kenai fumbled the ball away on the next drive, putting an end to any comeback hopes. “We can’t have that,” Akana said. “I told the boys about the turnovers, we just can’t have it. There were some mental breakdowns that we just can’t have. On the two long touchdowns, we had a mental breakdown. That kills us.” The Kardinals were led by senior Zach Burnett, who scored a TD while racking up 73 rushing yards a team-high 20 carries, and junior Tucker Vann, who also had a TD run with 43 yards.

said. “I’m blown away they did that.” The evening got off to a rough start, with Palmer taking the first two games 25-17 and 25-22. In the Game 2 loss, SoHi held a 21-17 lead but Palmer’s Kristen Beames, who would have 15 kills on the evening, had four kills down the stretch to give the Moose the big lead. In the beginning of Game 3, Palmer coach Jayme Dehart, whose team fell to 0-3 and 0-4, said her squad missed four straight serves to push

SoHi ahead. Dehart said the momentum of the match changed entirely. “They’re a good team and they fed off the momentum,” Dehart said of the Stars. Baumer said the key to the turnaround was sticking together as a team. Early in the match, Baumer said SoHi was coming together after winning a point, but staying apart after losing a point. “It’s a team sport,” Baumer said. “We still have to come together after every point.” By coming together,

17:48; 7. Max Pfeiffenberger, Sew, 17:52; 8. Nathan Haakenson, Ken, 17:52; 9. Kaleb Smith, ACS, 17:55; 10. Lance Chilton, Sol, 17:56; 11. Ryan Owens, Pal, 18:01; 12. Noble Gurney, Pal, 18:02; 13. Jake Waterhouse, Col, 18:14; 14. Bjorn Nilsson, Sew, 18:19; 15. Make Reem, Pal, 18:26; 16. Jack Harris, Sol, 18:27; 17. Trey Ingalls, Sew, 18:27; 18. Jayden Rice, Col, 18:28; 19. Anchor Musgrave, Sol, 18:31; 20. Lief Davidson, Col, 18:37; 21. Jaden Van Dyke, Sew, 18:45; 22. Zachary Daniel, Col, 18:51; 23. Maleda Denbrock, Sol, 18:56; 24. Bryson Whitworth, Col, 18:57; 25. Devin Wise, Hom, 19:01. 26. Seamus McDonough, Hom, 19:03; 27. Levi Miller, Pal, 19:03; 28. Ky Calvert, Ken, 19:06; 29. Levi Deboard, Sew, 19:21; 30. Tytus Gilbert, Sol, 19:23; 31. Quinn Cox, Sol, 19:24; 32. Samuel Koster, Sew, 19:35; 33. Ziven Witczak, Pal, 19:42; 34. Micah Tendrick, ACS, 19:45; 35. Tyler Hippchen, Ken, 19:50; 36. Lance Seneff, Hom, 19:55; 37. Austin Cline, Hom, 19:56; 38. Luke Cross, Ken, 19:56; 39. Joshua Villanueva, Pal, 20:11; 40. Damon Weisser, Hom, 20:31; 41. Clayton Peterson, Sew, 20:46; 42. Daniel Szepanski, ACS, 21:01; 43. Lukyan Fairbanks, Hom, 21:27; 44. Tucker Christiansen, Pal, 21:34; 45. Owen Pitzman, Hom, 21:36; 46. Luke Hofacker, ACS, 21:37; 47. Nolan Kaupp, ACS, 21:47. GIRLS Team scores: 1. Colony, 44; 2. Soldotna, 53; 3. Palmer, 60; 4. Homer, 87; 5. Seward, 108; 6. ACS, 150.

Individual 5-kilometer results 1. Autumn Daigle, Hom, 19:52; 2. Lydia Ortiz, Pal, 20:45; 3. Jordan Strausbaugh, Sol, 21:02; 4. Sophie Wright, Pal, 21:05; 5. Erika Arthur, Sol, 21:13; 6. Logan Satathite, Ken, 21:18; 7. Shea Alaniva, Col, 21:22; 8. Sofija Spaic, Col, 21:29; 9. Lydia Bushey, Col, 21:29; 10. Eryn Field, Hom, 22:04; 11. Jordan Ruffner, Sol, 22:09; 12. Abby Novak, Col, 22:15; 13. Leah Fallon, Ken, 22:15; 14. Lucy Shea, Col, 22:23; 15. Aila Berrigan, Pal, 22:31; 16. Monica Bustillos, Col, 22:33; 17. Nina Kalytiak, Pal, 22:39; 18. Lena Jagielski, Sew, 22:44; 19. Cameron Blackwell, Sol, 22:59; 20. Katie Delker, Sol, 23:21; 21. Aly Guernsey, Sew, 23:27; 22. Claire Smith, Col, 23:32; 23. Lucy Hankins, Sew, 23:33; 24. Brooke Miller, Hom, 223:36; 25. Hana Cooney, Sew, 23:38. 26. Destiny Reimers, ACS, 23:43; 27. Kara Super, Hom, 23:55; 28. Elisabeth Hennemann, Pal, 23:57; 29. Caroline Bohlman, ACS, 24:07; 30. Isabella Dammeyer, Sol, 24:15; 31. Marantha Brueckner, Sew, 24:41; 32. Mikaela Hall, Ken, 24:42; 33. Gabriella Tews, Ken, 24:42; 34. Maddox Berg, Hom, 25:19; 35. Leah Dunn, Hom, 25:32; 36. Madison Martin, ACS, 26:09; 37. Kelsey Smallwood, ACS, 26:11; 38. Kyla Smith, ACS, 26:13; 39. Ellie Burns, Sol, 26:46; 40. Emily Tedrick, ACS, 26:49.

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Kenai also had senior QB Kayden Daniels back under center. Daniels missed the previous two games due to a disciplinary issue on the team’s Aug. 31 trip to Juneau, but returned Saturday to pass for 64 yards on 8-for-19 efficiency, throwing three interceptions along the way. Kenai started strong by forcing a West Valley fumble, which sophomore Corvin Bookey fell on to recover for Kenai. The Kards score with a Burnett TD run on their first possession of the game to take a 7-0 lead. Kenai then forced West Valley to punt on consecutive possessions, but the Wolfpack eventually found a groove in the second quarter. Cummings burst free for 50 yards to cut the gap to 7-6, after a failed two-point pass. West Valley continued to press, forcing a Kenai fumble that set up another scoring possession, this time on a 12-yard pass from Conwell to Thomas. The TD gave West Valley a

Baumer said his squad was able to start figuring out a tough challenge. “Palmer is so good,” Baumer said. “It was huge for us to hang with them.” In the fourth game, the Stars trailed 23-19, but pulled off six straight points to stay alive. Ituau Tuisaula, who had 19 kills and four blocks, had two kills during the run, while Kylie Ness, who had nine kills and six digs, had a pair of serves that were not returned. SoHi then rode that momentum to a 7-1 lead in Game 5 and never looked back. “I told them that the games like they just played tonight are what gives you the biggest boost in your

10:22. Hom — Tennison 12 pass from A. Kalugin (Doughty run), 1:37. 2nd Quarter Hom — A. Kalugin 2 run (Doughty run), 5:31. Hom — Bradshaw 18 pass from A. Kalugin (A. Kalugin run), 0:53. 3rd Quarter Hom — Doughty 2 run (conversion failed), 11:27. Hom — Kalugin 2 run (Tennison pass from Kalugin), 10:02. Hom — Hrenchir 50 pass from Kalugin (Bradshaw pass from Kalugin), 3:56. 4th Quarter Val — Turner 12 run (conversion failed), 2:45. Val Hom First downs 13 18 Rushing yards 45-162 29-216 Passing yards 12 160 Comp-att-int 2-5-1 8-11-1 Punts 3-42.0 1-18.0 Fumbles-lost 4-3 0-0 Penalties 1-5 4-25 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing — Valdez: Woodgate 1-0, Turner 1242, Calhoun 4-(-2), Baczuk 0-0, Chadwick 14-71, Howard 11-64, Colwell 1-(-2), Norris 1-2, Anderson 1-(-13). Homer: Bradshaw 2-21, A. Kalugin 11-104, Murachev 7-5, Doughty 8-86, Drake 1-0. Passing — Valdez: Baczuk 2-5-1—12. Homer: Kalugin 8-11-1—160. Receiving — Valdez: McAtee 1-7, Howard 1-5. Homer: Hrenchir 3-88, Bradshaw 2-24, Tennison 3-48.

3rd Quarter Sol — Faletoi 6 run (Truesdell kick), 8:24 Sol — Truesdell 4 run (Truesdell kick), :01 4th Quarter Lat — Rones 59 pass from Henry (Littell kick), 9:26 Lat — Rones 10 pass from Henry (Littell kick), 3:43

the game with 40 yards receiving. Soldotna is scheduled to play Kodiak at home next Saturday at 2 p.m. That game will not happen if the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association are on strike. Those two associations announced Friday night that it is their intent to strike starting at 7 a.m. Tuesday. Stars 51, Malamutes 14 Lathrop 0 0 0 14 —14 Soldotna 22 15 13 0 —51 1st Quarter Sol — Truesdell 10 run (Truesdell kick), 6:56 Sol — Brantley 26 pass from Truesdell (Truesdell run), 2:51 Sol — Faletoi 13 run (Truesdell kick), 1:07 2nd Quarter Sol — Metcalf 43 run (Truesdell run), 10:20 Sol — Medcoff 89 run (Truesdell kick), 1:30

Sol Lath First Downs 15 10 Rushing yds 31-456 31-128 Pass yds 100 183 Comp-Att-Int 6-7-0 13-30-0 Return yds 3-18 7-122 Punts 1-18 3-42.3 Fumbles 1-1 0-0 Penalties 8-50 9-80 INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing — Soldotna: Medcoff 9-178, Metcalf 4-147, Faletoi 7-84, Truesdell 5-17, Escott 2-16, Bond 2-13, O’Reagan 1-1, C. Johnson 1-0. Lathrop: Henry 17-96, Opp 3-14, Rones 3-8, Williams 3-4. Passing — Soldotna: Truesdell 6-6—100-1, T. Johnson 0-1—0-0. Lathrop: Henry 13-30—183-2. Receiving — Soldotna: Brantley 2-40, Metcalf 3-30, Chumley 1-30. Lathrop: Rones 6-99, Luke 4-17, Hill 2-13, Opp 1-8.

14-7 halftime lead that it would never give up. Saturday at Kenai Wolfpack 45, Kardinals 22 West Valley 0 14 16 15 —45 Kenai 7 0 7 8 —22 1st quarter Ken — Burnett 2 run (Pitsch kick), 6:14 2nd quarter WV — Cummings 50 run (pass failed), 8:11 WV — Thomas 5 pass from Conwell (Conwell run), 6:01 3rd quarter WV — Cummings 11 run (Daoust run), 10:23 Ken — Vann 5 run (Pitsch kick), 5:42 WV — Nance 17 pass from Conwell (Conwell run), :00 4th quarter Ken — Anderson 18 run (Anderson pass from Daniels), 11:00 WV — Thomas 39 pass from Conwell (Daoust run), 7:22 WV — Nance 40 pass from Conwell (Golden kick), 4:30 WV Ken

First downs 8 13 Rush yds 220 195 Pass yds 120 39 Comp-att-int 7-17-0 4-12-3 Return yds 8 110 Punts 4-38.0 3-26.3 Fumbles-lost 1-1 3-2 Penalties 19-195 8-80

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing — Kenai: Burnett 20-73, Vann 11-43, Sylvester 5-50, Daniels 3-(-2), Anderson 2-22, Sparks 2-9. West Valley: Cummings 15-160, Daoust 7-37, Conwell 6-22, Weston 2-(-2), Mease 1-3. Passing — Kenai: Daniels 4-12-3—39. West Valley: Conwell 7-17-0—120. Receiving — Kenai: Anderson 2-23, Pitsch 1-10, Baker 1-6. West Valley: Nance 3-60, Thomas 2-51, Weston 2-9.

season,” Baumer said. “Not practices, not tournaments, not anything are as productive as what we were able to do tonight.” Sierra Kuntz had 11 assists for SoHi, while Hosanna Van Hout added eight assists. Serena Foglia had four kills and three blocks, Bailey Armstrong had seven kills and Holleigh Jaime had 20 digs. For Palmer, Maegan Grogan had 17 digs and Talia Villnerve had nine kills. Dehart also said Carli Bowen had a big night blocking for the Moose. Saturday, it was Soldotna starting out strong. Baumer said Palmer’s setter was injured Friday night and Beames was taking a test, so Baumer figured the

Stars could roll to victory and adjusted his lineup accordingly. Then all of a sudden Beames ran back into the gym during the second set and the momentum changed, with Palmer taking the next two games. Baumer said he was proud of his team for winning those last two games with their backs against the wall. The coach said his team started hitting again, which was important because offspeed stuff wasn’t working against the quick Moose. Tuisaula had 22 kills and five aces, while Kylie Ness had six kills, Morgan Bouschor had five kills, Armstrong had five kills, Foglia had four kills and Trayce Lyon had three kills.

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Poulin and Rolph to win the 400 freestyle relay. Rolph won the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly, and Bagley won the 200 IM and 100 backstroke. Also for Kenai, Sorensen won the 100 freestyle, Poulin won the 500 freestyle and Dominic Alioto won the 100 breaststroke. For Seward, Connor Spanos won the 200 freestyle and also teamed with Hunter Hollingsworth, Paxton Hill and John Moriarty to win the 200 freestyle relay. Soldotna’s victory came from Foster Boze in diving.


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200 medley relay — 1. Kenai (Poulin, Bagley, Rolph, Sorensen), 1:46.34; 2. Seward, 1:59.20; 3. Kenai, 2:01.35; 4. Soldotna, 2:06.79. 200 freestyle — 1. Connor Spanos, Sew, 1:55.49; 2. Koda Poulin, Ken, 1:58.99; 3. Aiden Huff, Ken, 2:10.80; 4. Nathan Pitka, Sol, 2:12.17; 5. John Wright, Ken, 2:15.83; 6. Peter Spanos, Sew, 2:18.78. 200 IM — 1. Trevor Bagley, Ken, 2:16.30; 2. Dominic Alioto, Ken, 2:17.01; 3. Ethan Berga, Ken, 2:35.46. 50 freestyle — 1. Owen Rolph, Ken, 23.32; 2. Hunter Hollingsworth, Sew, 24.35; 3. Sorin Sorensen, Ken, 24.50; 4. Paxton Hill, Sew, 25.42; 5. David Grinestaff, Sol, 25.49; 6. John Moriarity, Sew, 26.13. Diving — 1. Foster Boze, Sol, 143.55. 100 butterfly — 1. Owen Rolph, Ken, 56.90; 2. Ethan Berga, Ken, 1:15.53; 3. Samuel Anderson, Ken, 1:15.84; 4. Kody Van Dyke, Sol, 1:25.03. 100 freestyle — 1. Sorin Sorensen, Ken, 55.51; 2. Nathan Pitka, Sol, 57.22; 3. Brock Storms, Ken, 1:00.35; 4. John Moriarty, Sew, 1:01.53; 5. Owen Whicker, Ken, 1:09.66. 500 freestyle — 1. Koda Poulin, Ken, 5:14.48; 2. Connor Spanos, Sew, 5:35.30; 3. Aiden Huff, Ken, 5:59.60; 4. Jackson Bird, Sew, 6:23.82; 5. Hunter Fry, Sew, 6:43.58; 6. Brandon Christenson, Sol, 7:04.96. 200 freestyle relay — 1. Seward (Hollingsworth, Hill, Moriarty, Spanos), 1:37.60; 2. Kenai, 1:41.45; 3. Kenai, 1:53.07; 4. Soldotna, 2:02.85. 100 backstroke — 1. Trevor Bagley, Ken, 1:01.56; 2. Paxton Hill, Sew, 1:08.31; 3. Hunter Hollingsworth, Sew, 1:08.70; 4. Samuel Anderson, Ken, 1:10.18; 5. Brock Storms, Ken, 1:12.43; 6. Liam Hartman, Sol, 1:45.51. 100 breaststroke — 1. Dominic Alioto, Ken, 1:12.07; 2. John Wright, Ken, 1:20.11; 3. Jackson Bird, Sew, 1:20.34; 4. Peter Spanos, Sew, 1:20.80; 5. David Grinestaff, Sol, 1:20.91; 6. Talon Whicker, Ken, 1:31.34. 400 freestyle relay — 1. Kenai (Bagley, Huff, Poulin, Rolph), 3:44.33; 2. Soldotna, 4:08.88; 3. Seward, 4:22.77.


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GIRLS Team scores: 1. Soldotna, 137; 2. Kenai, 106; 3. Seward, 13. 200-yard medley relay — 1. Soldotna (Juliussen, Creglow, Snyder, Barkman), 2:04.93; 2. Kenai, 2:14.97; 3. Kenai, 2:35.35. 200 freestyle — 1. Rachael Pitsch, Ken, 2:13.23; 2. Kylie Mullaly, Sew, 2:25.42; 3. Wren Dougherty, Sew, 2:32.52; 4. Avari Gross, Ken, 2:44.18; 5. Kat Gross, Sol, 2:44.76; 6. Katelyn Swensen, Ken, 2:55.62. 200 IM — 1. Emma Snyder, Sol, 3:05.22; 2. Ester Frederickson, Sol, 3:16.33. 50 freestyle — 1. Madelyn Barkman, Sol, 26.63; 2. Riley Reese, Ken, 29.00; 3. Alex Juliussen, Sol, 29.45; 4. Deloma Watkins, Sol, 31.31; 5. Olivia Easley, Ken, 32.91; 6. Sydney Johnson, Ken, 33.10. Diving — 1. Daisy Rogers, Sol, 129.15. 100 butterfly — 1. Katie Creglow, Sol, 1:10.01; 2. Julia Anderson, Ken, 1:10.45; 3. Madison Snyder, Sol, 1:11.63; 4. Avari Gross, Ken, 1:28.32. 100 freestyle — 1. Riley Reese, Ken, 1:07.56; 2. Tirzah Frederickson, Sol, 1:09.98; 3. Olivia Easley, Ken, 1:13.86; 4. Ester Frederickson, Sol, 1:16.72; 5. Ashley Dahlman, Sol, 1:19.20; 6. Madilyn Moore, Sew, 1:19.72. 500 freestyle — 1. Rachael Pitsch, Ken, 5:53.62; 2. Madelyn Barkman, Sol, 6:21.24; 3. Madison McDonald, Ken, 6:57.28; 4. Rachel Spence, Sol, 7:01.31; 5. Evelyn Wilcox, Sol, 7:51.14. 200 freestyle relay — 1. Soldotna (Snyder, Juliussen, Creglow, Barkman), 1:52.93; 2. Kenai, 2:07.53; 3. Soldotna, 2:10.43; 4. Kenai, 2:19.14. 100 backstroke — 1. Julia Anderson, Ken, 1:13.97; 2. Alex Juliussen, Sol, 1:18.89; 3. Emma Snyder, Sol, 1:25.01. 100 breaststroke — 1. Madison Snyder, Sol, 1:16.14; 2. Katie Creglow, Sol, 1:16.54; 3. Deloma Watkins, Sol, 1:28.15; 4. Wren Dougherty, Sew, 1:37.05; 5. Elizabeth Moffett, Ken, 1:38.09. 400 freestyle relay — 1. Kenai Central (Anderson, Gross, McDonald, Pitsch), 4:35.37; 2. Soldotna, 5:11.80. BOYS Team scores: 1. Kenai, 157; 2. Seward, 78; 3. Soldotna, 46.




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nothing but flowers Front yard garden in Kentucky gets noticed By Don Wilkins Messenger-Inquirer

OWENSBORO, Ky. — When Mary Beth Durham started planting flowers in her Cedar Street front yard seven years ago, she wasn’t trying to create her own English garden. But now with the black-eyed susans in full bloom mixed with an array of other flowers that consume the front yard, it more than stands out among her neighbors’ manicured grass lawns. “Seven years ago, it started out as a (flower) border just like normal people have,” Durham said. “… But these black-eyed susans are invasive.” And along with attracting butterflies and bumblebees, it also brings curious onlookers to the home — occurrences Mary Beth Durham and her husband, Terry, have become accustomed to, whether for a photo op or a bride-to-be seeking flowers for her wedding bouquet. “When there’s a knock on the door, I’m not sure if it’s someone liking it or complaining about it,” Mary Beth Durham said. “I have probably equal numbers.” Mary Beth Durham was influenced by her mother who had a passion for flower gardens. She said her mother, however, maintained her flower gardens in the back yard but having dogs made that more difficult for her. “My mother would’ve loved it but my father would’ve been stressed by it,” said Mary Beth Durham, who lives in the home she grew up in. “… My mother died

35 years ago and it’s still a connection with her.” Although the English-style garden wasn’t by design, it contains many of the aspects by featuring a series of garden areas connected by paths to create a natural-looking landscape. Decorating the spaces include zinnias, hydrangeas, Queen Anne’s lace, cosmos, sunflowers, daisies and other perennials and annuals. The perennial black-eyed susans are prominent now but something new will bloom depending on the season. “Once April hits, there’s something blooming until late October,” she said. “I’ll have people drive by just to see what’s blooming.” For Terry Durham, the front-yard garden does keep him from having to mow it but he’s not exempt from all of its maintenance. “The only thing I’ll do is water when Mary Beth tells me and that’s usually when she’s out of town with the grandkids,” he said. “I will pull out (the black-eyed susans) every year or as many as I can. I always think I get them all but as you can see, I haven’t.” Maintaining her front-yard garden has become a little more challenging between her grandmother duties and returning to her teaching job at Owensboro Middle School. She, however, still considers her gardening a sanctuary and where she goes to relieve any stresses in her life. “I enjoy it but it has gotten a little big with everything else I have going on in my life,” she said. “… But I do kind of like the wild look to it.”

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Mary Beth Durham stands inside the front-yard flower garden at her home in Owensboro, Kentucky. She started the flower garden seven years ago, which now stands out among her neighbor’s lawns.

A new look at Frank Lloyd Wright’s textiles, home goods By Katherine Roth Associated Press

NEW YORK — A small but important exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art explores a littleknown facet of architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s creations: his line of wallpapers, printed and woven textiles, and other home goods designed for the public. “Frank Lloyd Wright Textiles: The Taliesin Line, 1955-60” remains on view through Apr. 5, 2020. It reveals how, in 1954, Wright entered into his first commercial venture, designing a line of affordable home products aimed at the average consumer. The designs were based on Wright’s architectural designs and inspired by his buildings. The line was named Taliesin, after his homes and studios in Wisconsin and Arizona, and was available only through authorized dealers. Wright entered into the venture at the urging of his friend Elizabeth Gordon, editor of House Beautiful magazine.

“The intention was that this was a way for his aesthetic to reach a much larger audience,” says Amelia Peck, curator of decorative arts in the Met’s American Wing, and supervising curator of the Antonia Ratti Textile Center there. In addition to designing affordable wallpapers and textiles for F. Schumacher and Co., Wright agreed to design furniture (for Heritage-Hendredon), paints (Martin-Senour), rugs (Karastan) and home accent pieces, made by Minic Accessories. “Wright didn’t trust interior decorators. He called them ‘inferior desecrators,’” says Peck, adding that another goal of the Wrightapproved wallpapers and textiles for upholstery and drapery was to help people get his aesthetic right. To publicize the Taliesin Line of products, the November 1955 issue of House Beautiful was devoted to Wright’s work, presenting the entire collection. Ultimately, though, only the textiles, wallpaper, See wright, Page C2

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This photo shows the Frank Lloyd Wright Room located in The American Wing at the museum in New York. The room was originally the living room of the summer residence of Frances W. Little, designed and built between 1912 and 1914 in Wayzata, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis.

Start your tomato season now By Lee Reich Associated Press

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This undated photo shows tomato seeds being saved for the following year in New Paltz, N.Y. Find a great-tasting tomato, squeeze out the seeds, and you’re on the way to growing lots of great-tasting tomatoes next summer.

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A myth among tomato lovers is that home-grown tomatoes taste best. Not true! The best varieties of tomatoes are what taste best, whether they’re grown on a farm or in a backyard. What about growing conditions? You would think that tomatoes grown on a farm or backyard in a sunny, Mediterranean climate would taste best. Not necessarily so. There are hundreds of tomato varieties and, again, the variety is what’s important for flavor. Many farms, however, grow varieties selected for commercial qualities. That translates to tough skins able to withstand shipping, bold color for eye appeal, and uniform ripening for efficient harvest. Flavor

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is secondary. So we’re back to home-grown tomatoes for the most reliably good flavor — IF you grow the bestflavored varieties. These varieties generally aren’t offered as transplants, or seedlings, so you might have to grow your own from seed. Now is a perfect time to find what tomatoes suit your palate so that you can get your seeds in order for next year. Taste a lot of different tomatoes from neighbors’ gardens, farm markets, even supermarkets. For any tomato that you like, find out the variety name. Don’t be lulled by appearance; go by taste. Once you have the name, you can order seeds for next year. Search the web; a number of seed companies specialize in tomato varieties.


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If you can’t find the variety name of that tomato you love — it might be lost among a neighbor’s grab bag of seed packets — simply save its seeds yourself. Generally, seeds come most true (that is, they will grow into plants that bear fruits just like the ones from which you got the seeds) from non-hybrid tomatoes, which constitute many of the finest tasting tomatoes. Hybrid tomatoes generally do not come true, but some “hybrids” are labeled as such only to dissuade seed saving. So all seeds are worth a try.

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Owners of Mackinac Island’s iconic Grand Hotel announce sale By Corey Williams

“This is a role we have not taken lightly, nor was this decision to transfer ownership to KSL. KSL is a seasoned investor in travel and leisure businesses, with a depth of resources and capabilities to provide exceptional service.” Musser III will remain chairman to provide “leadership and guidance to the team, ensuring a seamless transition,” according to the release. Motor vehicles are prohibited on Mackinac Island and visitors get there by ferry or plane. The hotel is open from early May through late October and visitors are greeted by its 660-foot-long porch. “KSL understands the importance of Grand Hotel to Mackinac Island, the State of Michigan and beyond, as well as its history, charm and traditions,” said Michael Mohapp, a principal of KSL. “It is both a privilege and a great responsibility to take over ownership. We are grateful for the trust that the Musser family has placed upon us, and for Dan’s continued guidance that will help ensure that Grand Hotel remains a driving force in drawing visitors to Mackinac Island as it has for generations.”

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DETROIT — The owners of the iconic Grand Hotel on Michigan’s Mackinac Island said Tuesday that they’ve reached a tentative deal to sell the hotel to a private equity firm. The Musser family and KSL Capital Partners are expected to close the deal within 30 days. Terms were not disclosed Tuesday. The 397-room, 332,500-square-foot hotel was built in 1887 on the island in the Straits of Mackinac that separates Michigan’s Upper and Lower peninsulas. It has hosted five U.S. presidents and has more than 150,000 overnight guest stays each season. “This Time for Keeps,” a 1947 movie musical starring Esther Williams, partly was shot on Mackinac Island. “Somewhere in Time,” starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour, was filmed at the hotel in 1979 and released the following year. “It has truly been an honor and a privilege for my family to serve as steward of this incredible Michigan landmark for nearly nine decades,” Dan Musser III said in a news release.

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half along its “equator” to give better access to all the seed-containing cavities. Gently squeeze the fruit over a drinking glass, along with some coaxing with a teaspoon, to get out most of the seeds. (You can still eat the fruit after you’ve removed the seeds.) That jelly-like fluid around the seeds contains inhibitors

to prevent their germination while they are still in the fruit. Add water to the jellied mass of seeds to leach and ferment away the inhibitors. After two to three days, pour the seeds into a fine sieve and rinse with water. Now that the inhibitors have been removed, prevent the seeds from sprouting by patting them dry and spreading them on a paper towel. Set that towel in a bright, airy location to hasten drying, and once they are thoroughly dry, pack the seeds away for storage. Under cool, dry conditions, tomato seeds keep well for four years. Fortunately, tomatoes are among the easiest vegetables to grow. Mark your calendar to sow your saved seeds about six weeks before the average date of spring’s last killing frost in your area. (This information is available online and from your local Cooperative Extension office.) Six weeks later, you should have stocky transplants ready for the great outdoors, and then 10 weeks or so after that — depending on the variety — you’ll be eating your fill great-tasting Serving the of Kenai Peninsula for 18 years tomatoes.

Americans love snacks. What does that mean for their health? By Candice Choi Associated Press

NEW YORK — Americans are addicted to snacks, and food experts are paying closer attention to what that might mean for health and obesity. Eating habits in the U.S. have changed significantly in recent decades, and packaged bars, chips and sweets have spread into every corner of life. In the late 1970s, about 40 percent of American adults said they didn’t have any snacks during the day. By 2007, that figure was just 10 percent. To get a better handle on the implications of differing eating patterns, U.S. health officials are reviewing scientific research on how eating frequency affects health, including weight gain and obesity. The analysis is intended to gauge the broader spectrum of possibilities, including fasting. But snacking, grazing and “mini meals” are likely to be among the factors considered, given how they have upended the three-meals-a-day model. Findings could potentially be reflected in the government’s updated dietary guidelines next year, though any definitive recommendations are unlikely. For public health officials, part of the challenge is that snacking is a broad term that can mean a 100-calorie apple or a 500-calorie Frappuccino. How people adjust what they eat the rest of the day also varies. Snacks may help reduce hunger and overeating at

Beyond nutrition, health officials should also consider what emotional or mental health benefits might be lost when people move away from meals, said Sophie Egan, who writes about American food culture. Meals can be a time for socially connectivity, she said, while snacks are usually eaten alone. She also noted the growth in snacking may be fueled by the stress of busier lives. “Who knows how much food is a Band-Aid for those issues,” Egan said. For their part, food companies have moved to capitalize on Americans’ love of snacks and stretched the definition of the word. Dunkin Donuts’ former CEO has said the chain’s sandwiches should be considered snacks, not lunch. When Hershey bought a meat jerky company, the candy company said it wanted to expand its offerings across the “snacking continuum ” to include more nutritious options. Health experts’ recommendations on snacking vary. Children may need more snacks and to eat more frequently. For adults, many dietitians saying what works for one person might not for another. Hunnes, the UCLA dietitian, recommends sticking to minimally processed options like fruit or nuts when snacking. But she acknowledged the advice could sound like it’s coming from an ivory tower, given the prevalence of packaged snacks. “They’re just there, and they have a great shelf life,” she said.

The Fed, ECB aim to avoid downturns Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank are struggling mightily to invigorate their economies at a time when growth is slowing, governments remain on the sidelines and the banks’ usual stimulative tools appear less effective than in the past. On Thursday, the ECB delivered a blast of monetary stimulus to try to rescue Europe’s teetering economy in the face of sputtering growth and uncertainties caused by the U.S.-China trade conflict and Britain’s expected exit from the European Union. The Fed is set to follow with its own stimulative move next week — its second modest interest-rate cut of

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paint and furniture were produced. While Wright’s paints and furniture did not meet with much success, the wallpapers and textiles did. Many remained in production for a decade, with some updated versions rereleased in 1986 and again as recently as 2017. The exhibit features an enormous original sample book, one of only 100 copies of “Schumacher’s Taliesin Line of Decorative Fabrics and Wallpapers Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright” (1955). The works were a collaboration between Wright, his apprentices and Schumacher, but Wright had final approval, Peck says. The exhibit also features examples of some Wright’s Mile 16.5 of Kenai Spurwallpapers, Highway and printed and woven fabrics. While the Japanese influence evident in many of the pieces is no surprise, given Wright’s travels to Asia and the

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meals, but they can also just push up the total calories someone consumes. While there’s nothing wrong with snacks per se, they have become much more accessible. It also has become more socially acceptable to snack more places: at work meetings and while walking, driving or shopping for clothes. “We live in a 24/7 food culture now,” said Dana Hunnes, a senior dietitian at UCLA Medical Center. To encourage better choices as global obesity rates climb, public health officials have increasingly considered government interventions, including “junk food” taxes. In Mexico, which has among the highest obesity rates in the world, special taxes on sugary drinks and other foods including some snacks and candies went into effect in 2014. Last week, a study in the medical journal BMJ said taxing sugary snacks in the United Kingdom could have a bigger impact on obesity rates than a tax on sugary drinks that went into effect last year. While sugary drinks account for 2 percent of average calories in the United Kingdom, sugary snacks like cakes and cookies account for 12 percent, the study said. Complicating matters, snack options are also continuing to broaden beyond the standard chips and cookies. “Manufacturers have tried to tap into Americans’ concern for health,” said Paula Johnson, curator of food history at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.

the year. The U.S. economy looks far sturdier than Europe’s, and the Fed’s action is seen as a pre-emptive bid to help sustain a decade-long expansion. Other central banks are lowering rates to try to counter damage from weakening economies and global trade conflicts. Their efforts will throw a spotlight on a growing debate: Just how effective can these actions be when interest rates are already ultralow — in Europe’s case negative — and many businesses and households are reluctant to borrow for reasons unrelated to interest rates? Interest rate cuts are intended to encourage more borrowing and spending by people and companies. That spending, in turn, tends to accelerate growth and energize economies.

Lower mortgage rates, for example, typically lift home sales. And cheaper borrowing can lead businesses to take out loans and expand and hire. But home sales are sluggish in the U.S. and Europe. And the main problem, Price notes, is a lack of available homes for sale, not high mortgage rates. In the U.S., long-term mortgage rates are below 4%. Businesses are loath to invest mainly because of deep uncertainties surrounding President Donald Trump’s trade policies. Yet that’s not stopping the central banks from trying. On Thursday, the ECB approved several measures: It cut the rate on deposits it takes from banks to minus 0.5% from minus 0.4%, a penalty that pushes banks to lend their excess cash.

way he incorporated Asian elements in his architectural designs, some of the colors will come as a surprise. Far from the muted neutrals popular today, many of the hues are vivid, such as dazzling shades of turquoise. Even more surprising, some of the woven upholstery fabrics are interwoven with Lurex, adding a less than understated bit of sparkle. “You don’t think of Wright as a sparkly sort of guy, but he approved it,” she says. Other fabrics are surprisingly forward-looking. Although designed in the late ’50s, some of Wright’s patterns seem more reminiscent of the ’60s, featuring bright curvy patterns in dazzling colors. The installation also features two Minic vases (which Wright referred to as “weed holders”) in mahogany with metal lining. Some of the textiles are still available from Schumacher, which released anniversary editions of some, although the colors now available tend to be

more muted, Peck says. All of the pages of the Taliesin Line sample book have been newly photographed and can be viewed on the museum’s website, along with all 29 pieces of Wright fabric that are in the Met’s collection. To put the textiles in context, visitors are encouraged to combine a visit to the textile installation with a visit to a separate installation of Wright’s architectural drawings, “Frank Lloyd Wright: Designs for Francis and Mary Little,” on view through Nov. 12. It features drawings and letters exploring Wright’s working relationship with the Littles, for whom he built a house in Peoria, Illinois, and another in Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota. The museum also features “Living Room from Francis W. Little House, 1912-14,” a permanent installation that was originally the living room of the Littles’ summer home in a suburb of Minneapolis. The room reveals the extent to which Wright’s architecture and decor are interconnected. Mile 16.5 Kenai Spur Highway


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Fourteen Sterling Judo Club members with Club coach/Sensei Clayton Holland are pictured. The group received awards following the 2019 Alaska State Judo Championships last May. All were successful including six new state champions.

The Peninsula’s only nationally recognized program of judo instruction, training and judo-related self-defense resumes operations Tuesday, Sept. 17. The Sterling Judo Club is a nonprofit organization that is now in the eighth full year of operation with close to 40 active students and 60 registered members. It is a successful program for fun and recreation, discipline, exercise, self-defense, and competition. In 2018, Sterling Judo won the team trophy at the State Judo Championship, and the club was state runner-up at the last championships. Additionally, five members have competed at the U.S. Junior Olympics bringing home two gold, two silver and one bronze medal.

How to join There is no need for prior training or experience in any martial arts or self-defense for this class. You should wear loose fitting clothing for light exercise until you have the opportunity to order a judo uniform (gi), when the class begins. Instruction will include judo throws, control and submission techniques and self-defense training. Classes are Tuesday and Thursday Evenings from 6-8

p.m. at the Sterling Elementary School Gym. New students can register until Oct. 3. Younger students have the option of practicing for only an hour. Minimum age 8 (on or before Oct. 3, 2019) to adults of all ages. Everyone pays a non-refundable $80 annual registration fee with the U.S. Judo Federation. There is also the cost of a judo uniform (gi) if you choose to purchase one. There is no monthly club or instructor fee. Instructors: The Sterling Judo Club is instructed by an all-volunteer team of qualified instructors including blackbelt senseis Clay Holland, Bob Ermold, Kati Gibler and head Sensei Bob Brink. Sensei Brink founded Anchorage Judo Center, Inc & 49th State Judo & Self Defense, Inc (Sterling Judo Club). He has coached several state and national champions and has 58 years of judo experience including competition with the Navy/ USMC team and Watanabe Dijo in Japan. Brink holds a 7th degree black belt awarded by U.S. Judo Federation & Kodokan, Japan. Please show up to register by 5:45 Tuesday the 17th. The first class practice starts at 6 p.m. Anyone having questions may contact Sensei Bob Brink at 907-242-9330 or email him, Bob Ermold at 907-398-95544, or Terre & Marcus Lee at 741-2055. Sterling Judo Club is also on Facebook.

League of Women to hold forum Thursday This forum, sponsored by the League of Women Voters, will take place Thursday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. in the Borough Assembly Chambers in Soldotna. The format for the candidates will be a one-minute opening, one-minute answer to questions, and a two-minute closing. Following the round of questions, members of the public and press will be given an opportunity to ask questions. This will be a great opportunity to meet the borough assembly and school board candidates. Bring your friends and become an informed voter.

Lois Pillifant and Sammy Crawford from the League of Women Voters of the Central Kenai Peninsula are seen here editing posters for their upcoming candidate forum. (Photo courtesy Etta Near)

Thanks for a memorable show We have had some great music this season and fantastic weather, but Sunday, Sept. 8 at the Flats Bistro, was by far one of the most awesome music shows of the season! Seth Freeman is more than a step above the rest — he’s the kind of talent you not only enjoy down to your core, but feel privileged to have had the opportunity to experience. I only wish the whole community could have been able to be to be there! Thank you to Luke at the Flats for hosting this amazing music experience. Seth’s band featured Ira Sellers on bass, Keith Anderson on drums, and special guest Jeff Freeman, yep! Seth’s dad. Hope we again will have this opportunity in our community. — Connie Vann, Mike Morgan, Derek Poppin, Lee Johnson, Kurt Eriksson, Kat Moore, Willow King, Ira Sellers, Keith Anderson, Mike Petrovich, Neil Fullan, Bruce Skolnick, Kirra Kviteng, and many more!

eople keep asking me what it’s been like with my kids out of the house. To be honest, so far, I haven’t really noticed they’ve been gone. For those who may not know, we recently sent our son, Billy, off to his freshman year of college, and our daughter, Grace, to Austria for a year-long youth exchange. So, in a very short time, we’ve gone from two kids at home to an empty nest. But as I said, it doesn’t really feel that way yet. Let’s just say that the kids’ presence is lingering. For example, two weekends ago, I spent a couple of hours scrubbing down the bathroom that the kids have been “cleaning” themselves for the past year. Apparently, the definition of clean is relative. There were six shampoo, conditioner or body wash bottles in the shower — but only one with anything in it. I guess that’s a way to keep plastic out of the landfill. I also felt bad about displacing the spiders from behind the toilet. It looked like they had been there for a while. But as long as we’re cleaning up after them, it certainly doesn’t feel like the kids are gone. One thing we have noticed is that we seem to have way more bowls, mugs and spoons than we thought we did. I’m not sure where they all came from, but all of the sudden, we barely have enough room in the cupboards for them. Coincidentally, we haven’t bought a box of cereal since July. And we’ve determined that a single-serve milk bottle will last us a week. In fact, half of our family is gone, but we’re spending less than a third of what we used to spend on groceries. Of course, tuition payments and costs for Grace’s travels make up for the difference. Speaking of dishes, in the month that the kids have been gone, we’ve run the dishwasher twice — and one of those times, it was because it was starting to smell just a little. As it turns out, if you have to clean the dishes enough so there’s no food left on them because they’re going to sit in the dishwasher for a week, you might as well just wash them all the way and

will morrow squeeze them back in the cabinet. Maybe that will be the trick to getting all the bowls to fit — we just need to think of the dishwasher as extra storage space. It is different without the kids at home. Slowly but surely, we’ve been cleaning up the piles of junk they left on their way out the door. Last weekend, we tackled my son’s room; we may still be tackling it next weekend, too. We’re also getting the hang of cooking for two. In our case, I think two will refer to two meals, rather than two people — so far, most of what we have prepared has been more than enough for at least one meal of leftovers. I do still find myself waiting up for the kids to get home — or at least waiting for the text that they’re on their way home 15 minutes past curfew. And I have to admit, I got a little bit misty on my daughter’s last night home as I was checking the “find my iPhone” app one last time to see where she was texting from. The kids seem to be doing well. Grace is trying to keep everyone posted with occasional blog and Instagram posts (forcing my wife and me to join Instagram). If we pester Billy with enough texts, he’ll eventually respond that everything is “fine,” which is as much as we ever get out of him when he’s home anyway. At some point, kids’ rooms will be cleaned, the totes full of their elementary school artwork will be sorted, and we’ll have broken a few dishes trying to cram them into the cupboard, addressing the need for extra storage. Maybe then, it will really feel like the kids are gone. Then again, Billy will be home on school breaks, and Grace will be back from her exchange next summer. Maybe I should start stocking up on bowls now. Will Morrow lives in Kenai. Email him at

around the peninsula Ninilchik Saturday lunch program fundraiser Fundraiser for the Ninilchik Saturday Lunch program will take place Sept. 21 from 5-7 p.m. at Ninilchik Community Center on Kingsley Road. $10 suggested donation for pulled pork sliders or vegan option. Silent, live, and dessert auction Donations for the silent and dessert auctions are appreciated! Contact Linda Hawkins 907-240-5212.

ReGroup Meeting

All interested community members are invited to ReGroup meetings. They are the 3rd Monday each month September through May at the Hope Community Center off Kalifornsky Beach Road near Poppy Lane. The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16. Plans for fall and winter events will be discussed. For more information call 252-2773.

SCI women’s, youth bird hunt

From left: Seth Freeman performs with his father, Jeff Freeman, drummer Keith Anderson and bassist Ira Sellers on Sunday, Sept. 8 at the Flats Bistro in Kenai. (Photo courtesy Kat Moore)

SCI women’s and youth bird hunt will take place Saturday, Oct. 5 at 9:30 a.m. near Soldotna. For all experience levels. Must be age 12 or older. We provide birds, lunch, shotguns, ammo, dogs, shooting instruction, and clay pigeon practice. Hunt with bird dogs. RSVP to Billie Hardy 907-398-9224 text or email; include your email address & cell number. Space is limited, reservations on a first come, first served basis. Volunteers also needed. Sign up now for this fun event!




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The State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas (DO&G), will offer all available state acreage in the Cook Inlet Areawide and the Alaska Peninsula Areawide oil and gas lease sales areas, tentatively scheduled for spring 2020. DO&G is considering augmenting the Cook Inlet Areawide oil and gas lease sales by including the Southwest (SW) Cook Inlet exploration license area pursuant to AS 38.05.180(d) and (w). DO&G requests substantial new information that has become available over the past year concerning these areas. Based on the information received, DO&G will either issue supplements to the findings or decisions of no substantial new information for these lease sales (AS 38.05.035(e)(6)(F)). The most recent Cook Inlet Areawide final best interest finding was issued in 2018. The SW Cook Inlet Exploration License best interest finding was issued in 2014. The most recent Alaska Peninsula Areawide final best interest finding was issued in 2014. No supplements have been issued for these findings. The findings are located at: DO&G generally considers “substantial new” information to be published research, studies, or data directly relevant to the matters listed in AS 38.05.035(g) that have become publically available over the last year. How to Submit Information to DO&G Please refer to the Online Public Notice website, dated September 10, 2019 and posted at: Send substantial new information to: Best Interest Findings Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Oil and Gas 550 W 7th Ave., Suite 1100 Anchorage, AK 99501 or by e-mail: Information must be received by 5:00 pm October 10, 2019. DO&G complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. This publication will be made available in alternative communication formats upon request. Please contact the Best Interest Findings group at (907) 269-8800 or no later than September 26, 2019 to make necessary arrangements. AO 20LE-10-023 PUB: September 15 & 22, 2019


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Say Yes: ATL Say Yes: ATL Say Yes: ATL Say Yes: ATL Say Yes: ATL Say Yes: ATL Say Yes: ATL Say Yes: ATL Say Yes: ATL Say Yes: ATL 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days “Love is a Battlefield” 90 Day Fiancé: Before the Tim and Jeniffer clash on the first day. ‘PG’ 90 Days ‘PG’ Building Off the Grid “Glacier Building Off the Grid “Coast- Building Off the Grid: Mud Building Off the Grid “Maine Building Off the Grid “Cob Building Off the Grid “Cabin Alaskan Bush People Winter Alaskan Bush People ‘PG’ River Cabin” ‘G’ al Maine” ‘G’ Men ‘G’ Lighthouse” ‘G’ Cottage” ‘G’ Wanderlust” ‘G’ closes in. ‘PG’ UFOs: The Lost Evidence UFOs: The Lost Evidence UFOs: The Lost Evidence Monsters and Mysteries in Monsters and Mysteries in Monsters and Mysteries in Monsters and Mysteries in Monsters and Mysteries in “Police UFO Files” ‘PG’ “UFO Tech” ‘PG’ “UFO Abduction” ‘PG’ America ‘14’ America ‘14’ America ‘PG’ America ‘PG’ America ‘PG’ ToyMakerz ‘PG’ Counting Cars “Black, White and Hotrod All Over” A 1959 American Pickers “Where’s American Pickers “Ladies American Pickers “Mad as a American Pickers “The Num- American Pickers “A Few Anglia dragster. ‘PG’ Aldo?” ‘PG’ Know Best” ‘PG’ Picker” ‘PG’ bers Game” ‘PG’ Good Junk Men” ‘PG’ (6:30) Inside Jeff Dunham: Controlled Jeff Dunham: Talking Heads The comic makes ventriloChris Farley: Anything for a Laugh The comic’s tragically “National Treasure” (2004, Adventure) Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Story: Cad- Chaos The comic performs quism hip again. ‘PG’ short life. ‘14’ Bartha. A man tries to steal the Declaration of Independence. dyshack new characters. ‘14’ Property Brothers: Forever Property Brothers: Forever Property Brothers: Forever Property Brothers: Forever A Very Brady Renovation The actors reunite House Hunt- House Hunt- Hunters Int’l House Hunt- House HuntHome ‘G’ Home ‘G’ Home ‘G’ Home ‘G’ at their TV home. ‘G’ ers ‘G’ ers ‘G’ ers ‘G’ ers ‘G’ The Pioneer The Pioneer The Pioneer The Pioneer Girl Meets Girl Meets The Kitchen “Supper in a Good Eats ‘G’ Good Eats ‘G’ Chopped Dishes feature mol- Chopped Pork buns and Chopped “Dollar Dishes” ‘G’ Woman ‘G’ Woman ‘G’ Woman ‘G’ Woman ‘G’ Farm (N) ‘G’ Farm ‘G’ Snap” ‘G’ lusk morsels. ‘G’ Mexican street corn. ‘G’ Paid Program LifeLock Pro- Cooking with Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Shark Tank A twist on a Shark Tank New way to Shark Tank Tiny house rent- Shark Tank ‘PG’ Shark Tank A pricing tool; a ‘G’ tection Emeril ‘G’ ‘G’ ‘G’ popular snack. ‘PG’ check a pet’s health. ‘PG’ als; snack chips. ‘PG’ cleaning tool. ‘PG’ America’s News Headquar- America’s News Headquar- FOX News Sunday With The Journal Editorial Report America’s News Headquar- The Greg Gutfeld Show (N) Fox Report with Jon Scott FOX News Sunday With ters (N) ters (N) Chris Wallace (N) ters (N) (N) Chris Wallace (N) (:10) The Of- (:45) The Office “Couples (:20) The Of- (9:55) The Of- The Office The Office The Office The Office The Office The Office The Office The Office “Old School” (2003, Comedy) Luke Wilson, fice ‘PG’ Discount” ‘PG’ fice ‘PG’ fice ‘PG’ ‘PG’ ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘PG’ ‘PG’ ‘PG’ ‘PG’ ‘PG’ Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn. The Twilight “Need for Speed” (2014, Action) Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots. A street-car (:27) “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1” (2014, Science Fiction) (:02) “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2” (2015, SciZone ‘PG’ racer wants revenge on a treacherous rival. Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth. ence Fiction) Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson.


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Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man Married ... Married ... Married ... Married ... Married ... Married ... Person of Interest “Proteus” Bones A conservative radio Standing Standing Standing Standing With With With With With With ‘14’ host’s murder. ‘14’ Patricia Nash Handbags (N) Susan Graver Style “Weekend Edition” Versatile, Easy-Care Crepe Erase Body Care (N) Shoe Shopping With Jane Taryn Rose - The Luxury of Must Have Beauty (N) (Live) ‘G’ Wardrobe Solutions. (N) (Live) ‘G’ (Live) ‘G’ (N) (Live) ‘G’ Comfort Shoes (N) ‘G’ (Live) ‘G’ (3:00) “From Straight A’s to “The Secret Lives of Cheerleaders” (2019, Drama) Denise “Undercover Cheerleader” (2019, Crime Drama) Kayla Wal- (:03) “The Cheerleader Escort” (2019, Drama) Cynthia (:01) “Undercover CheerXXX” (2017) Haley Pullos, Richards, Savannah May, Alexandria Deberry. A transfer stu- lace, Maddie Phillips, Ryan Grantham. A student goes under Preston, Damon Runyan, Keara Graves. A college freshman leader” (2019) Kayla Wallace, Maddie Phillips. Judd Nelson. ‘14’ dent tries out for the cheerleading team. cover as a cheerleader. falls for a much older man. Law & Order: Special VicLaw & Order: Special VicLaw & Order: Special VicLaw & Order: Special VicLaw & Order: Special VicLaw & Order: Special VicModern Fam- Modern Fam- Modern Fam- Modern Famtims Unit ‘14’ tims Unit ‘14’ tims Unit ‘14’ tims Unit ‘14’ tims Unit ‘14’ tims Unit ‘14’ ily ‘PG’ ily ‘PG’ ily ‘PG’ ily ‘PG’ (2:30) “The Change-Up” (2011, Comedy) Ryan Reynolds, “Man of Steel” (2013, Action) Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon. Young Clark Impractical Impractical “Mr. Deeds” (2002, Comedy) Adam Sandler, Winona Ryder, Jason Bateman, Leslie Mann. An overworked lawyer and his Kent must protect those he loves from a dire threat. Jokers ‘14’ Jokers ‘14’ Peter Gallagher. A pizza maker inherits a fortune from a carefree buddy switch bodies. distant relative. (3:00) “The Game Plan” “Central Intelligence” (2016) Dwayne Johnson. A CIA agent “San Andreas” (2015, Action) Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino. A rescue “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” (2013, Action) Dwayne Johnson, (:45) “Point (2007) Madison Pettis recruits an ex-classmate for a top-secret case. pilot must save his family after an earthquake. Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum. Break” (3:00) MLB Baseball Los Angeles Dodgers at New York SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter With Scott Van SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter Mets. From Citi Field in Flushing, N.Y. (N) (Live) Pelt (N) (Live) College Football 150 - Foot- College Football 150: The Saturdays In the South: A History of SEC Saturdays In the South: A History of SEC E:60 MLB Baseball Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets. From ball Is US American Game Football Football Citi Field in Flushing, N.Y. Mariners Graham College Soccer Washington at Seattle. (N) (Live) MLB Baseball Chicago White Sox at Seattle Mariners. From T-Mobile Park in Seattle. Mariners College Football Iowa at Iowa State. Heritage Bensinger Postgame (:03) Bar Rescue ‘PG’ (:04) Bar Rescue ‘PG’ (:05) Bar Rescue “Caving Bar Rescue An owner parties Bar Rescue “The Sound of The Comedy Central Roast “Alec Baldwin” Alec Baldwin Bar Rescue “Jon Ain’t Afraid In” ‘PG’ too hard. ‘PG’ Failing Music” (N) ‘PG’ takes the hot seat. (N) ‘MA’ of No Ghost” ‘PG’ (2:55) “The Green Mile” (1999, Drama) Tom Hanks, David Morse, Michael Clarke Duncan. A (6:55) Fear the Walking Fear the Walking Dead Al (:05) Preacher The Grail (:05) Fear the Walking Dead (:10) Preacher The Grail condemned prisoner possesses a miraculous healing power. Dead ‘MA’ chases a lead. (N) ‘MA’ closes in. (N) ‘MA’ ‘MA’ closes in. ‘MA’ Samurai Jack Final Space Bob’s Burg- Bob’s Burg- American Family Guy Family Guy Rick and Squidbillies Mike Tyson The Jellies American Family Guy Family Guy Rick and Squidbillies ‘14’ ‘14’ ers ‘PG’ ers ‘PG’ Dad ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘14’ Morty ‘14’ (N) ‘14’ Mysteries ‘14’ Dad ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘14’ Morty ‘14’ ‘14’ North Woods Law “Shake- North Woods Law “Midsum- North Woods Law “Hit and North Woods Law “On the North Woods Law Officers go (:02) North Woods Law “Wild (:02) North Woods Law North Woods Law Officers go undercover. ‘PG’ down” ‘PG’ mer Mayhem” ‘PG’ Run” ‘PG’ Loose” ‘PG’ undercover. (N) ‘PG’ Winter” ‘PG’ “Nothing to Hide” ‘PG’ (3:15) “The Princess and the “Moana” (1926, Documentary) Silent. Robert J. Flaherty (6:50) Ra(:25) Raven’s (7:55) Just Just Roll With Big City Big City Raven’s Just Roll With Bunk’d “It’s a Bunk’d ‘G’ Frog” (2009) spends a year living in Samoa. ven’s Home Home Roll With It It ‘Y7’ Greens ‘Y7’ Greens ‘Y7’ Home ‘G’ It ‘Y7’ Blast!” ‘G’ The Loud The Loud “The Smurfs 2” (2013) Neil Patrick Harris. Live action/aniFriends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘14’ To Be Announced Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘PG’ House ‘Y7’ House ‘Y7’ mated. Evil wizard Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette. (3:55) “Zootopia” (2016, Children’s) Voices of Ginnifer Goodwin. Animated. (:25) “Toy Story” (1995) Voices of Tom Hanks. Animated. (:25) “Finding Dory” (2016, Children’s) Voices of Ellen De- “Pocahontas” (1995, Children’s) Voices of Police rabbit Judy Hopps joins forces with a wily fox. Toys come to life when people are absent. Generes, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill. Irene Bedard, Judy Kuhn. (3:00) 90 Day Fiancé: Before 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days Ben meets Akinyi’s 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days “Under Pressure” Cae- Unexpected (N) ‘14’ (:02) 90 Day Fiancé: Before 90 Day Fiancé: Before the the 90 Days ‘PG’ family. (N) ‘PG’ sar suffers a devastating blow. (N) ‘PG’ the 90 Days (N) ‘PG’ 90 Days ‘PG’ Alaskan Bush People ‘PG’ Alaskan Bush People Birdi Alaskan Bush People Winter Alaskan Bush People: Off Alaskan Bush People “Epi- (:02) Raising Wild “In Hines (:03) Alaskan Bush People: Alaskan Bush People “Epigoes hunting. ‘PG’ approaches. ‘PG’ the Grid (N) ‘PG’ sode 2” (N) ‘PG’ Sight” (N) ‘PG’ Bushcraft Chronicles sode 2” ‘PG’ Monsters and Mysteries in Monsters and Mysteries in Monsters and Mysteries in Loch Ness Monster: New Evidence DNA science unravels Loch Ness Monster Lives: Paranormal Caught on Cam- Loch Ness Monster Lives: America ‘PG’ America ‘PG’ America ‘14’ the mystery. (N) Mysteries at the Museum era ‘PG’ Mysteries at the Museum American Pickers “American American Pickers “The Jer- American Pickers “High Fly- American Pickers “Tick Tock (:02) American Pickers (:05) American Pickers Frank (:05) American Pickers ‘PG’ (:03) American Pickers “Tick Dream” ‘PG’ sey Jaguar” ‘PG’ ing Pick” ‘PG’ Frank” ‘PG’ “Freaky Florida” ‘PG’ gets a lesson. ‘PG’ Tock Frank” ‘PG’ (1:30) “Na“The Bourne Ultimatum” (2007, Action) Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Joan Al- “Godzilla” (2014, Science Fiction) Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, (:31) “National Treasure” (2004, Adventure) Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, tional Trea- len. Jason Bourne continues to look for clues to unravel his true identity. Elizabeth Olsen. Godzilla and malevolent foes battle for supremacy. Justin Bartha. A man tries to steal the Declaration of Independence. sure” Hunters Int’l House Hunt- House Hunt- Hunters Int’l House Hunt- House Hunt- Beach Hunters A Connecticut Caribbean Life Vieques, Hawaii Hunters A vacation Pool Hunters Mexico Life Caribbean Life Vieques, ers ‘G’ ers ‘G’ ers ‘G’ ers ‘G’ beach house. ‘G’ Puerto Rico; St. Croix. ‘G’ home in Maui; Oahu. ‘G’ (N) ‘G’ ‘G’ Puerto Rico; St. Croix. ‘G’ Chopped The chefs work with Worst Cooks in America ‘G’ Guy’s Grocery Games ‘G’ Guy’s Grocery Games “Battle Worst Cooks in America Good Eats Good Eats Cutthroat Kitchen (N) ‘G’ Worst Cooks in America ‘G’ pricey ingredients. ‘G’ America” ‘G’ (N) ‘G’ (N) ‘G’ (N) ‘G’ Shark Tank ‘PG’ Shark Tank A twist on a Shark Tank New way to Shark Tank Tiny house rent- Shark Tank ‘PG’ Shark Tank A pricing tool; a Retirement LifeLock Pro- Cash Pad “Austin Boho Bunpopular snack. ‘PG’ check a pet’s health. ‘PG’ als; snack chips. ‘PG’ cleaning tool. ‘PG’ Income tection galow” ‘PG’ Watters’ World The Next Revolution With Life, Liberty & Levin (N) Watters’ World The Next Revolution With Life, Liberty & Levin FOX News Sunday With MediaBuzz Steve Hilton (N) Steve Hilton Chris Wallace (N) (2:30) “Old (:45) “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” (2004, Comedy) (:45) “Step Brothers” (2008, Comedy) Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly. Two The Comedy Central Roast “Alec Baldwin” Alec Baldwin takes the hot seat. Comedy Cntrl Roast School” Vince Vaughn, Christine Taylor, Ben Stiller. spoiled men become rivals when their parents marry. (N) ‘MA’ “The Hunger Games: Mock- “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (2014, Action) Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson. “Saban’s Power Rangers” (2017, Action) Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott. (:22) Futura- (10:53) Fu(:24) Futuraingjay, Part 2” Capt. America and the Black Widow face an unexpected enemy. Five teens must save the world from an alien threat. ma ‘PG’ turama ‘PG’ ma ‘PG’



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JAG “Ares” Navy warship nears North Korea. ‘PG’ LOGO by Lori Goldstein “10th Anniversary” (N) ‘G’ Wife Swap “Henstein/Toulou” Wife Swap “Brazenwood/Tay- Wife Swap “Fulco/SamelMothers swap. ‘PG’ lor” Women trade places. ‘PG’ Garloff” Musicians trade lives with activists. ‘PG’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Modern Fam- Modern Fam- Modern Fam- Modern Family ‘PG’ ily ‘PG’ ily ‘PG’ ily ‘PG’ Bob’s Burg- Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy ers “Bad Tina” ‘14’ “Life of Brian” ‘14’ “Christmas “Peter Prob‘14’ ‘14’ Guy” ‘14’ lems” ‘14’ “Mission: Im- “Mission: Impossible II” (2000, Action) Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott. Ethan possible” Hunt must retrieve a deadly virus from enemy hands. NFL Football Cleveland Browns at New York Jets. (N) (Live)

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Next Week: Punctuation matters

Issue 37, 2019

Founded by Betty Debnam

The Bill of Rights

Mini Fact:

Our Supreme Law Sept. 17 is Constitution Day. It was on that day that the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in 1787. Some schools will celebrate with a whole week of activities. The Mini Page gets started with a “spellbinding” tribute.


is for Constitution. It is a set of basic laws, organizing, granting and limiting the powers of our government. It is something we all share.


is for Original. The document has: • a preamble • seven articles, or sections

is for Twenty-seven, the total number of amendments, or additions, to the Constitution.

is for United States. In the words of the Preamble: “We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”


is for Three branches of government. • The Legislative branch is Congress. • The Executive branch is headed by the president. • The Judicial branch is headed by the Supreme Court.

is for New Hampshire, the ninth state to ratify, or approve, the Constitution.

is for Signers. Thirty-nine delegates signed. Fifty-five delegates attended. Some, like George Mason, did not sign and insisted that the Bill of Rights be added.



The first 10 amendments to our Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights. They are: First: Guarantees freedom of the press, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of assembly and petition. Second: Guarantees the right to own and carry weapons. Third: Limits government from forcing citizens to keep soldiers in their homes. Fourth: Limits searches and seizures. Fifth: Grants rights concerning criminal treatment and trials. Also protects citizens from the government taking their property. Sixth: Grants further rights for those accused of a crime, such as a speedy trial and a fair jury. Seventh: Grants rights for people involved in civil cases (disagreements between two people or people and their government). Eighth: Protects people from unreasonable fines or cruel punishment for crimes. Ninth: Entitles citizens to rights not listed in the Constitution. Tenth: Says that powers not given to the U.S. government by the Constitution are reserved for the states or the people.

James Madison of Virginia is called the “Father of the Constitution.”


is for Important Ideas, such as separation of powers, checks and balances and enumerated powers.


is for Ours. When our Constitution was first created in 1787, our country had 13 states and 4 million people. Today we have 50 states and more than 300 million people.

is for The Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the Constitution.

is for Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where the delegates met to write the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.


On the Web:


At the library:

• “What Is the Constitution?” by Patricia Demuth • “A Kids’ Guide to America’s Bill of Rights” by Kathleen Krull

is for National Archives. The Constitution is on display at this building in Washington, D.C.

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Try ’n’ Find

Mini Jokes

Words that remind us of the Constitution are hidden in this puzzle. Some words are hidden backward or diagonally, and some letters are used twice. See if you can find: AMENDMENTS, ARTICLES, BILL, BRANCHES, CONSTITUTION, EXECUTIVE, GOVERNMENT, IDEAS, INDEPENDENCE, JUDICIAL, LAWS, LEGISLATIVE, MADISON, PREAMBLE, RATIFY, RIGHTS, SIGNERS, STATE.















James: What should you do when an elephant stubs his toe and can’t walk? Ben: Call a toe truck!


Eco Note

• Salt and ground black pepper • 6 whole-grain crackers

What to do: 1. In a small bowl, combine tuna and mayonnaise and mix well. 2. Fold in celery and red peppers. Season with salt and pepper. 3. Serve tuna salad on crackers, or refrigerate tuna until ready to serve. Serves 1. Adapted from “The Robin Takes 5 Cookbook for Busy Families” with permission from Andrews McMeel Publishing (

7 Little Words for Kids Use the letters in the boxes to make a word with the same meaning as the clue. The numbers in parentheses represent the number of letters in the solution. Each letter combination can be used only once, but all letter combinations will be necessary to complete the puzzle.

















Answers: apps, steel, sidewalk, office, dirty, guard, catalog.

1. smartphone programs (4) 2. metal made from iron (5) 3. path near a road (8) 4. a place to work (6) 5. covered with grime (5) 6. keep safe (5) 7. book of things to buy (7)

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You’ll need: • 1 (2.6-ounce) packet light tuna in water • 1 tablespoon light mayonnaise • 1 tablespoon finely diced celery • 1 tablespoon finely diced roasted red peppers

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Cook’s Corner

Do you ever notice an air quality index (AQI) on a weather app or a newspaper weather report? Sometimes the air can be dirty, but you can’t see it or smell it. So you need another way to tell if the air is dirty. The AQI uses colors to tell us how clean the air is. Green is clean; maroon is very dirty. We see a lot of yellow, orange and red AQI colors in the summer when air quality often isn’t at its best. You can find the AQI for your state or city at adapted from

For later: Look in your newspaper for articles about Constitution Day.


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Advancing age changes man in ways that surprise him

of course, but what I’m saying is, there are REASONS. And yet, some people age gracefully. My question is, how do they do it? — ALAN IN FLORIDA DEAR ALAN: It is extremely important that you speak to your doctor about everything you are experiencing. Your unending grief might be

DEAR ABBY: I met and married my husband 20 years

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HHHH One-on-one relating takes a quick turn. Others seem more affable than they have in a while. You see a situation mount that could cause a problem around your domestic life. You cannot shirk your responsibilities. Keep conversations flowing. Tonight: Be responsive.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

HHH You feel empowered, but you’ll need to maintain that attitude if you are to clear away some of the obstacles a professional or community involvement might draw. Tension disappears, as do some of the hassles. Tonight: Relax, then decide.

HHH You might not want to reveal much more than you have for now. Your smile goes a long way, and you might not need to verbalize as much. Try to diffuse a sense of negativity that surrounds several conversations. Tonight: Chat away

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

HH You run a slow but steady ship at present. You might not be able to clear a hassle involving in-laws, travel or a special opportunity. You will do as you wish, but perhaps not today. Do not make any commitments. Tonight: All smiles.

HHHH Your creativity emerges, especially if facing a lack of funds. You and your playmates discover how much fun you can have with a low budget. Let go of your concerns and make the most of the moment. Tonight: Still kicking up your heels.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

HHHH You beam in a lot more of what you want just by being you. The emphasis is on friendship and receiving the reward you most desire. Allow greater flexibility and respect another person’s request. He or she might need some distance. Tonight: Where you can enjoy others’ company and they can get into you.

HH You have dealt with a lot and might feel the need for a timeout. Do not hesitate to take some personal time. Ask yourself where the negativity comes from. Tonight: Stay close to home.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

HHHH You could be in the mood to make a major change, though your inner conversation suggests that a problem lies ahead. Slow down and do not push as hard to achieve a goal. Rather, enjoy a light and easy visit over brunch. Tonight: Honor your fatigue.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH Look toward a day trip or schedule a mini-vacation in the near future. Understand what is going on around your home. Try to avoid an unusual risk at all costs. Examine new ideas and possibilities without acting, for now. Tonight: Pace yourself.

a divorce because I need more than a part-timer for a mate. — LONELY MARRIED MOM DEAR MOM: Overreacting? Frankly, I am surprised that it has taken you this long to write to me. The person you married appears to be totally detached and more of a roommate than a husband. That he goes for days without speaking to you and your child is emotional cruelty. Spouses are supposed to socialize together — at least most of the time — and make financial decisions together. The only positive you’ve mentioned is that he’s the family’s bread-winner. That you are contemplating divorce isn’t surprising. Your husband left you behind emotionally more than a


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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019: This year, you make changes that could surprise some people but work well for you. One-on-one relating works better for you than speaking in groups. If single, you draw in others with ease. Date all you want, but a choice feels necessary. Do not commit until you are sure of yourself. If attached, the two of you open up to better communication. Though you sometimes feel hesitant to express fragility, you will gain greater confidence with your bond. CAPRICORN frequently rains on your parade. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

HHHH You might need to move forward and handle a personal matter. How you deal with a loved one who often demands a lot from you could define your mood. Take charge, knowing what needs to happen. Consider a loved one’s desires before making a decision. Others appreciate your consideration. Tonight: A late appearance.

ago. Twelve years ago, we had a child. Since then, I have felt like a single parent. I think things were always this way, but I didn’t notice as much until we had a child. My husband has a good heart, and I know he loves us, but he rarely spends time with us. He works long hours in retail and chooses to spend his off hours with others and without us. He loves people and is quite a social butterfly. He can go days without speaking to us, and is content most nights with kissing our daughter goodnight after she has already gone to sleep. He makes plans and decisions on his own — without me — including about money matters. Am I overreacting when I complain? I’m contemplating

HHHH One-on-one relating is highlighted. No matter what you decide to do or which direction you head, stay open. If feeling defensive or challenged, you could shut down. Be aware of your desires. Express more of what you want. Tonight: Share with a close loved one.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHH Use care with your spending. You are a sign that quickly slides from one perspective on an issue to another. You could easily go overboard. A friend could rain on your parade. Tonight: Balance your checkbook.

BORN TODAY Duke of Sussex Prince Harry (1984), actor/ filmmaker Tommy Lee Jones (1946), author Agatha Christie (1890)

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lessened if you discuss it with a licensed mental health provider. It’s true that not everyone ages physically at the same rate. Some individuals start preparing in their 40s and 50s for the later stages of life by eating healthier and exercising. The saying “use it or lose it” has a lot of truth to it. Muscles that don’t move tend to freeze up and cause pain. Volunteering is a wonderful way to stay busy, active and focus on others, and volunteers are needed in every community. Please consider what I have written, and let me know how you are doing in six months. I care.

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DEAR ABBY: I’m a man in my mid-70s, and I’m beginning to understand why some old people are annoying cranks. It has something to do with the nearly constant physical, emotional and spiritual pain. (And if you’re not sleeping well as a result, that only makes things worse.) My body is breaking down, and something hurts all the time. My wife died some years ago, other loved ones are gone as well, and my grief is an unending process. I know my remaining time here is limited, and I’m not sure I want to depart the only life I’ve known for an uncertain future. I have started alienating friends and others by the things I say, and I didn’t used to be this way. There’s no excuse for this,

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New wife’s wardrobe doesn’t measure up to cousins’ taste DEAR ABBY: My wouldn’t solve the probcousin recently married lem of which clothes she a lovely girl, someone buys with it. Do you think he’d been dating for a that taking her clothes couple of years. Our shopping for her birthday whole family loves her, would be appropriate? and she’s always been — FASHIONISTA IN very sweet to us. CONNECTICUT She’s very intelligent and kind, but the issue DEAR FASHIONISTA: is her wardrobe. She’s I think it is a nice idea, Dear Abby pretty but refuses to wear as long as you do NOT Jeanne Phillips frame it the way you have nice clothes. Instead she wears baggy, borto me. A better way to ing clothes. Our family is fashionmake the offer might be to invite her conscious, and I know my cousin has for a lovely birthday lunch and some suggested to her several times that “retail therapy.” If you then decide to she buy new clothing — to no avail. peek into a couple of clothing stores, He thinks she’s self-conscious about she might be willing. And if you find her body. something appropriate and offer to Her birthday is coming up, and treat her as a birthday gift, she might my sister and I would like to take her accept. Keep it light, do not pressure shopping as a birthday gift to buy her her, but compliment her when she some nicer clothes. My cousin thinks tries on things that flatter her. she might not appreciate it, but he agrees that she needs new clothes. DEAR ABBY: My family is surHe also suggested buying her a gift rounded by neighbors who are all card to somewhere, although that friendly. We have cookouts together

regularly. Everyone contributes to the budget and food preparation except one neighbor. He’s a single dad of 12-year-old twins, and they show up to every BBQ without bringing a dish or their own drinks, yet they all eat heartily. We have run out of food for the intended participants (who paid for the food) because of them. What’s the best way to handle this situation without making an enemy of a neighbor? — FED UP WITH FREELOADING

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DEAR ABBY: My husband of 12 years and I have an ongoing disagreement about the language he uses when he texts women friends. He opens his text with “Hi, Beautiful” or, “Good Morning, Gorgeous.” I consider this to be flirting, but he regards it as harmless even though he knows it hurts my feelings because he doesn’t text that way to me. I trust him and don’t feel there’s anything going on with any of these DEAR FED UP: Your neighbor women, but I think he’s playing may not be clear about the rules. with fire. The wrong woman may It shouldn’t earn you an enemy for interpret it differently, and that’s life if you point out to this single dad how affairs start. Do you think I am of twins (with growing appetites) overreacting? that these get-togethers are potluck, — MISUNDERSTOOD IN THE which means everyone is expected to MIDWEST contribute to the cost of the food as DEAR MISUNDERSTOOD: Yes. well as bring a side dish so the food Your problem with your husband won’t run out. TELL him what to isn’t that he’s calling other women bring. They should also help with the beautiful and gorgeous. It’s that he setup and cleanup. If he’s uncoopISN’T complimenting you, and I erative after that, he’s a moocher and think you should point that out to you all will be well rid of him if he him. Shame on him!

Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars

ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH You might want to take today off and try another approach. To do or not to do? The final call comes from you, as you decide whether the risk is worth it. Be more forthright about your thoughts. Get feedback. Tonight: Stop pushing yourself so hard.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHH You can see a situation in one manner, but then you totally reverse your status and thoughts. Pull back and decide if you can emerge

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHHH Defer to those around you, as they have a lot to share. You might decide that you would like to be part of one person’s suggestions. Network and share. If someone blocks you, it is because he or she does not like risk. Tonight: Use your imagination.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Be more resilient if you can, and deal with what might seem like an overwhelming amount of work or obligations. Somewhere within all the things you need to do lies a job or an idea that could prove unusually fulfilling. Tonight: Let it all hang out.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH Your mind drifts to other lands and happenings. You become more upbeat than you have been for a while. Plugging into new ideas and different styles reminds you how vibrant life can be. Tonight: Follow your impulses. Let the party go on and on.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

HHHHH Defer to others and consider other possibilities. You might feel as if someone is more on target than you thought. A co-worker or someone who is in your daily life shares a thought that inspires you. Tonight: Reach out to someone at a distance.

Dear Heloise: A growing trend among hospitals requires patients to prepay out of pocket some or all of the cost of a procedure. You should politely decline. Tell them you prefer to wait until you have an explanation of benefits in hand from your insurance company (or Medicare) so you are able to see how much you actually need to pay. If they refuse to provide treatment, pay with a credit card. Call the credit card company after your procedure and ask to dispute the payment because it’s not clear how much you owe until you hear from your insurer, as the charge could be incorrect. And if you don’t have insurance or haven’t met your deductible, some hospitals will give you a discount if you prepay for the procedure. — Ken D. in Chicago

NIGHT SWEATS Dear Heloise: I just found out from my doctor that

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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH Your sense of fun and ability to draw in others work well together. If working, you need to be a little more sensitive to the possibilities that come up in a meeting. Use care with finances. Double-check your change. Tonight: Where the action is.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHH You might be overwhelmed by a financial matter that could go to extremes, whether in spending or receiving. You are lucky with money and have the right assets to draw what you want. Tonight: Respond to a child’s or a loved one’s request.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHH Take charge and work through a problem. Your instincts might lead you down some strange paths, like it or not. An authority figure pushes you in yet another direction. You might have a choice to make. Tonight: A force to be dealt with.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHHH Lady Luck seems to be riding on your shoulder. Do take a well-thought-out risk and move forward to the next step in dealing with an investment or a matter involving your personal life. Tonight: Order in.

certain medications cause night sweats. I was taking medication for migraines, and suddenly it seemed that I had a problem with night sweats every night. My doctor told me that there are several medications for various illnesses that cause an excessive production from our sweat glands, resulting in night sweats — Sandra in Michigan Sandra, I’m glad you checked with your doctor on this problem rather than ignoring it. If any medication you are taking causes a problem -- weight gain, headaches, rashes, etc. -- call your physician immediately. A bad reaction to any medication is your body’s way of saying this one’s not right for you. — Heloise

LETTER OF LAUGHTER Dear Heloise: I have a hint that other people of short stature may find useful. I was spending a lot of money on seamstresses hemming my pants. Now I just buy shoes with much higher heels! — Lisa in Omaha, Neb.

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HHH You will land on your feet no matter what happens or what you choose to do. Nevertheless, you might weigh the pros and cons of a risk. You have an unusual sensitivity. Use it. Tonight: Take a night off for you.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)


CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

HHHH Speak your mind. Be ready to deal with others who feel that they are absolutely right and that you are absolutely wrong. One person could be a roommate or a loved one. This person is also hard-headed. Tonight: Having fun. Help another person lighten up.


BORN TODAY Comedian Amy Poehler (1971), musician B.B. King (1925), actress Lauren Bacall (1924)

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SUDOKU Solution

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4 2 9 5 8 6 1 3 7

5 3 8 7 1 4 9 2 6

1 5 2 8 6 7 4 9 3

8 9 6 1 4 3 2 7 5

3 4 7 2 9 5 6 1 8

6 7 4 3 2 9 5 8 1

Difficulty Level

B.C. | Johnny Hart

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Difficulty Level

Ziggy | Tom Wilson

Tundra | Chad Carpenter

Garfield | Jim Davis

Take it from the Tinkersons | Bill Bettwy

Shoe | Chris Cassatt & Gary Brookins

Mother Goose and Grimm | Michael Peters

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This year, you might often feel as if your life has a karmic element. Events and projects often take unexpected, radical turns or create radical choices in your life. If you’re single, romance appeals. Someone decides he or she wants to be yours. Make sure you want to be in that role. If you’re attached, the two of you experience a new zest in living and in your relationship. Your sweetie inspires you. You often spend oneon-one time together. ARIES can be pushy when they believe they are right. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

with both, and if not, which would be best -- not easiest -- for you. Tonight: If meeting up with a stubborn person or conflict, bail out happily.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Sept. 16, 2019:


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DILBERT®/ by Scott Adams

DOONESBURY/ by Garry Trudeau

SALLY FORTH/ by Francesco Marciuliano and Jim Keefe


B.C./ by Mastroianni and Hart

ZIGGY/ by Tom Wilson

DENNIS THE MENACE/ by Hank Ketcham

MORT WALKERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BEETLE BAILEY/ by Mort, Greg & Brian Walker

MARVIN/ by Tom Armstrong

THE BORN LOSER by Art & Chip Sansom

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