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Quake rattles Southcentral

A 5.2 magnitude earthquake rattled Southcentral just after 5 p.m. Monday. The University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska Earthquake Center reported that the earthquake originated 28 miles west of Willow, 19 miles southeast of Skwentna and 46 miles north of Tyonek. The earthquake, which struck at 5:09 p.m., was measured at 43.4 miles deep, according to the latest information from the Earthquake Center.

UA regents mull accreditation plans FAIRBANKS — The University of Alaska Board of Regents has voted to consider both singleand multiple-university accreditation models, a report said. New language was added during a board meeting in Anchorage on Friday enabling two options for accrediting the state’s universities, The Fairbanks Daily NewsMiner reported Saturday. University President Jim Johnsen has proposed a plan that would consolidate the three separately accredited universities in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau into a singleaccredited institution. The consolidation could lower costs and absorb a $70 million budget cut by Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy. The $70 million cut would be stretched over the next three years but still leave the university system with $25 million in reductions this fiscal year, officials said. The fiscal year began July 1. Regents voted in July to consider a plan to consolidate into a single university. New language Friday urges university leaders to consider “single and multiple institution accreditation.” Some appeared to support the path toward a single university. Leaders in the Legislature are urging quick action. The consolidation plan has generated opposition among faculty, students and members of the public. Regents met Thursday to hear public testimony regarding consolidation, feedback that almost entirely consisted of criticism of the plan. “The students come first, and if the students are imploring us not to drive See news, Page A3

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Schools closed as talks continue By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

As contract negotiations with two education associations dragged late into the night Monday, school district officials announced a school closure for Tuesday. The closure was announced in advance of a strike the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association had slated to start at 7 a.m. Tuesday. After contract negotiations hit a standstill last week, the education associations notified the school district Friday of their intent to strike. David Brighton, president of the Kenai Peninsula Education Association, said Saturday that he hoped the school board would come out of the executive session planned for Monday night ready to sign a contract and avoid a strike. At 9:30 p.m. Monday, the district team presented a package proposal to the educator association bargaining teams, Pegge Erkeneff, district director of communications, said in a 10:30 p.m. letter to parents and guardians. “It is likely bargaining will continue late into the evening, so at this time, plan for no school on Tuesday, September 17, 2019,” Erkeneff said. Brighton said just after 10 p.m. that the associations were reviewing the offer from the school district put forward following the executive session. Brighton said the education associations intended to look it over and respond once they understood it. As of press deadline at 10:45 p.m., Brighton did not provide an answer on whether teachers would strike and be on picket lines Tuesday. The associations and the district have been negotiating for a contract

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Educators rally Monday in front of Kenai Central High School ahead of a strike slated to begin Tuesday.

for nearly 600 days, and bargaining has snagged on the rising cost of health care. If a strike does occur, it will continue until a tentative agreement is reached between the district and associations. Once a tentative agreement is reached, the district will notify the public. Depending on when the agreement is reached, school will be reopened accordingly. The bargaining teams from the associations and the district — on behalf of what the school board has authorized — are responsible for coming to a tentative agreement. Should a strike happen, principals

will not be participating and will be on-site at their schools during working hours. Signs will be posted at every school notifying the community of the school’s closure. In the case of a strike, every school in the district would be closed, including Connections Homeschool, charter and alternative schools, and distance delivery programs. School closures include all before and after-school activities, sports, community school activities, pools, and any rentals or usage of school facilities, including Boys & Girls Clubs activities in every district school or facility. Only individuals

approved by the superintendent will have access schools and facilities. Make up of any canceled high school sports and extracurricular activities are subject to the rules of Kenai Peninsula School Activities Association (KPSAA), affiliate region boards, and Alaska School Activities Association (ASAA). Some may or may not be able to be made up. Days and staff work days that are missed due to a strike must be made up, and will be added to the end of the 2019-2020 school year calendar in May. Daily updates will be issued about by the district in the event of a strike.

election 2019 | Borough Assembly

Meet the candidates Profiles by Victoria Petersen u Peninsula Clarion

District 7: Brent Johnson

District 4: Tyson Cox

Clam Gulch resident Brent Johnson is a commercial fishJohnson is running for his erman and has lived in Alaska third term on the Kenai for 64 years, according to his Peninsula Borough Assembly. candidate file. He served on the assembly What qualifies you to from 2010 to 2016. Johnson is serve on the assembly? running for District 7, which is I have six years of expericurrently held by Paul Fischer. Brent ence working on the assemJohnson District 7 is an area stretching bly. I served for 15 years on just north of Kasilof all the way south the planning commission, which of Happy Valley and Nikolaevsk. See johnson, Page A6

Soldotna resident Tyson attended the University Cox is seeking a seat in District of Alaska Anchorage and 4 — encompassing the earned a bachelor’s degree Soldotna area — on the Kenai in education, with a minor Peninsula Borough Assembly. in mathematics. He currently The seat is currently held by serves on the Soldotna City Dale Bagley. According to his Council. candidate file, he works in real Tyson Cox What qualifies you to estate and property manageserve on the assembly? ment. He has been an Alaska resiI’ve been on our city council for dent for 25 years, his file says. He See cox, Page A6

District 7: Holly Odd

District 4: Rose Henry

Clam Gulch resident Holly Odd is running for the District 7 seat on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly. District 7 represents an area stretching from just north of Kasilof all the way south of Happy Holly Odd Valley and Nikolaevsk. The seat is currently held by Paul Fischer. According to Odd’s candidate file, she’s been a resident of

Soldotna resident Rose Henry is running for the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly’s District 4 seat, which encompasses the Soldotna area. The seat is currently held by Dale Bagley. According to her candidate Rose Henry file, Henry has lived in Alaska for 17 years and works in Soldotna as a pharmacist. She has a Bachelor

Alaska for 44 years and is a retired flight attendant. What qualifies you to serve on the assembly? I’ve been a flight attendant for almost 40 years, and am recently retired. I have communicated with people all over the world. I have See ODD, Page A6

of Science in pharmacy from St. Louis College of Pharmacy, her file said. What qualifies you to serve on the assembly? I’ve been a pharmacist for 30 years, managing most of that time. I’ve been used to taking state and federal See henry, Page A6

Level 1 READY alert removed for Cooper Landing By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

The Level 1 evacuation alert for Cooper Landing will be removed beginning Tuesday at 12:01 a.m., a release from the Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management said. The Northern Rockies Team 4 team managing the Swan Lake Fire, in

coordination with the Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management, removed the alert level. The alert was removed because of the work of fire crews, a continuing weather pattern of rain and cooler temperatures, according to the release. Residents in Cooper Landing are asked to remain vigilant, aware and

prepared until a fire season-ending weather transition occurs. “Fire managers suggest several inches of rain across all areas of the Swan Lake Fire are needed before the fire will be identified as controlled,” the release said. Swan Lake Fire information and safety topics will be available on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management website,, and on Facebook, at KPBalerts. Residents can sign up for the phone notification system by texting KPB to 99411, and following the prompts to register using your borough physical address. The Office of Emergency Management continues to staff an information line Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5p.m. at 907-262-4636 (262-INFO).


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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

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State files lawsuit against public employee union By Peter Segall Juneau Empire

Attorney General Kevin Clarkson filed a lawsuit Monday against the state’s largest public employee union, alleging state employees’ right to freedom of speech are being violated. The suit was filed against the Alaska State Employees Association (ASEA) for refusing to stop deducting union dues from employee paychecks. The lawsuit stems from a legal opinion issued by the Attorney General on Aug. 27, which said that the state was not in compliance with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Council 31, in 2018. That decision found that because public sector unions engage in political activity such as lobbying and political advocacy that all members may not agree with, forcing members to pay union dues was equivalent to forcing those members to support speech against their wishes. In the Aug. 27 opinion, Clarkson said that the state would have to receive “clear and compelling” evidence that public employees had consented to paying union fees and waived their rights to freedom of speech. The state’s current system of employees choosing to opt-out of union dues was not in compliance with the Supreme Court’s decision. Following that opinion, several public sector employees approached the Department of Administration asking that union dues stop being taken from their paychecks, according to the state’s lawsuit. However, when the union was notified that DOA would stop deducting union dues

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner gives a thumbs up outside the Supreme Court, Wednesday, June 27, 2018 in Washington. From left are, Liberty Justice Center’s Director of Litigation Jacob Huebert, plaintiff Mark Janus, Rauner, and Liberty Justice Center founder and chairman John Tillman. The Supreme Court ruled that government workers can’t be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining, dealing a serious financial blow to organized labor.

from employee paychecks, ASEA “objected and threatened litigation,” according to a press release from the Department of Law. ASEA Executive Director Jake Metcalfe previously told the Empire that the state’s system for deducting union dues had been found legally sound under former Gov. Bill Walker and his attorney general Jahna Lindenmuth. “We think that Walker’s opinion is the legally sound opinion,” Metcalfe told the Empire in August. “If they want to do this, I guess they will, but we’re going to fight them all the way,” he said. Speaking to the Empire by phone Monday, Metcalfe said that something like this was expected. “We knew something was going to happen,” he said.

Metcalfe said that ASEA will be filing its response quickly, which will begin the litigation process. The administration of Gov. Mike Dunleavy is “doing anything they can to make it harder for people to join unions,” Metcalfe said, calling the administration’s tactics “bullying.” “We know the law is on our side,” he said. The lawsuit says that DOA sent Metcalfe an email on Sept. 9 notifying him that union dues would not be deducted from the individuals’ paychecks who had contacted the state. Metcalfe responded by saying, “if you do not immediately notify me that you have ceased and desisted the action described in your email, we will notify our attorney and initiate legal action,” the

lawsuit says. Though the Aug. 27 opinion said that the state would need, “clear and compelling evidence” that employees had agreed to union deductions, Clarkson told reporters at the time that DOA had not yet determined what that meant. A statement released by the attorney general’s office Monday said that DOA was stopping deductions from employee paychecks at the advice of the Department of Law. “By filing this lawsuit, the State is proactively seeking clarity from the court to ensure employees’ rights are fully protected,” the statement said. The attorney general’s office could not be reached for comment by the end of business hours Monday.

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State’s budget director Donna Arduin is out By Peter Segall Juneau Empire

Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s controversial pick for state budget director — who was at the helm helping Dunleavy deliver his original promise to cut more than a billion dollars from the state’s operating budget, plus hundreds of state jobs, earlier this year — is out. Office of Management and Budget Director Donna Arduin will be stepping down from her role, effective immediately, according to Dunleavy’s Chief of Staff Ben Stevens. She is being moved into an adviser position instead. Stevens told reporters in a teleconference Monday morning that OMB Deputy Director Laura Cramer will be filling Arduin’s role in the interim. A new director will likely be named “probably later this week,” Stevens said. Arduin was named OMB director in 2018 and has served as an adviser to several other Republican governors. Her history of slashing state budgets raised concerns from the public and Alaska lawmakers when she was hired. After much back-and-forth with the Legislature and public outcry that resulted in a recall effort, Dunleavy signed a final budget in mid-August that eliminated $650 million from state spending — a roughly 8% spending decrease — to the state’s budget for the coming fiscal year and allocating a $1,600 Alaska Permanent Fund dividend. On Monday, Stevens said that Arduin had

been “instrumental in developing tactics and finding inefficiencies within the government,” but that her services as director were no longer necessary. “We have 13 experienced commissioners, the governor and the commissioners want to have input into development of the budget,” Stevens said. Arduin, who is currently out of state on personal business, will move to contract status effective Oct. 1, at which point she will be offered an adviser role at reduced compensation, according to Stevens. “We’ll put together a contract and we’ll work together to try and find a mutual agreement,” Stevens said, saying it was not yet clear if Arduin would remain with the state. According to a Freedom of Information Act request submitted by the Empire last year, Arduin was the highest paid member of the governor’s staff at $195,000 a year. When she was working as a consultant for the state of Illinois in 2015, her fee was $30,000 a month, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Deep cuts Arduin’s tenure at OMB was met with deep skepticism from the very beginning. In February, eight lawmakers, all Democrats, sent a letter to the governor raising concerns over Arduin’s business connections to private prisons. “According to the Department of

Corrections — whose budget is directly controlled by Ms. Arduin — the state is examining prison privatization. Although evidence from other states indicate prison privatization does not reduce costs, it does transfer wealth to firms such as those that retained Ms. Arduin to advocate for prison privatization in other states such as Florida and California,” the letter read. In an opinion piece for the Empire, former vice-chair of the House Finance Committee, Les Gara, said Arduin, “knows less about Alaska than anyone who’s ever written an Alaska budget, claims it’s not her responsibility to know her budget’s impact on elders, students or the economy of a state where she doesn’t live.” Indeed, Arduin has said herself that, “I joined government to shrink it.” In an article in Governing magazine from June of this year, Arduin said moving from state to state has helped her cut state budgets. “If you plan to spend your career in one state government system,” she told the magazine, “it makes it hard to do things that are unpopular, especially within the walls of the capitol.” But that philosophy doesn’t quite fit well with Alaska, according to Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau. “I think it is beneficial to have someone in charge of OMB who knows Alaska, which is unique,” she told the Empire Monday. “We’re made up of a lot of unorganized local governments, so the state has a bigger role.”

Furthermore, Hannan said, Arduin has only one method for balancing a budget: cuts. “This OMB director made decisions that all we should do is cut, not where should we invest or how we can bring in more revenue,” Hannan said. However, it’s that very mentality that has attracted so many governors to her. In a 2006 profile for Duke magazine, Duke University’s alumni magazine (Arduin is an alumna), then-Florida governor Jeb Bush extolled Arduin’s skills as a budget manager. “What state improved to a triple-A bond rating during these tough times? What state ran an $8.6-billion surplus? She’s the budget king,” Bush told Duke. Her advising cut $300 million from Florida’s state budget and $800 million from California’s Medicaid program. Arduin’s cut-first approach to balancing the budget will have adverse impacts for Juneau, according to Sen. Jesse Kiehl, D-Juneau. “Cuts to government are never helpful to our local economy,” Kiehl told the Empire by phone Monday afternoon. “We do feel an extra impact because we’re the capital.” Kiehl said it remains to be seen how much the University of Alaska Southeast suffers and that cuts to the ferry system were likely to hurt the region. “While Juneau may see a smaller reduction in ferry service than outlying communities, damage to their economies hurts our economies, because we’re a hub,” he said.

around the peninsula 7th annual craft bazaar

Evening of Classics

Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church will host a craft bazaar Friday, Oct. 11 from 12-6 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 225 S. Spruce St., Kenai. Contact Lori at 283-3315 or Karen at 907-350-0843 to reserve a craft table ($30).

The Redoubt Chamber Orchestra will present the annual Evening of Classics concert on Friday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. This annual fundraiser, hosted by Simon Nissen, is for the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra and will feature several selections by the Redoubt Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Tammy Vollom-Matturro, along with soloists and other ensembles. We will again auction off the baton for a chance to conduct the last piece in the program, and an art auction for a piece by Olya Silver. Join us for a fun-filled evening of quality music and lots of laughs. Cost is $15. Youth 18 and under are free. Tickets available at the door.

Spay/neuter clinics postponed

Safety concerns for its employees, resulting from uncertainties related to wildfires and road conditions, have caused the Alaska SPCA to postpone spay/neuter clinics scheduled to take place in Soldotna on Sept. 14, 15, 28 and 29.

Alaska Mental Health public meeting The Alaska Mental Health Board and Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse will host public meetings Tuesday-Thursday, Sept. 24-26 at Kenai Visitor & Cultural Center.

Alaska Christian College groundbreaking Please join President Dr. Keith Hamilton, students and staff on Friday, Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. for our new gymnasium building ground-breaking ceremony. Refreshments will be provided.

Fall Fling

Soldotna Historical Society & Homestead Museum 2019 Fall Fling will take place Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Donald E. Gilman Kenai River Center at 11 a.m. Speaker-Pastor Ben Phelps will present “A History of Lutheranism in Alaska.” Bring a side dish or salad, grilling provided by Dale Bagley. Contact Carmen 262-2791

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quickly to a one-university model or a singleaccreditation model, we should be responsive and attentive to that,” said Regent Andy Teuber, who introduced the language change.

Alaska announces plans for federal public safety funding ANCHORAGE — Alaska is expected to get three new U.S. prosecutors as part of a federal funding increase that will address public safety in rural communities, officials said. The U.S. Justice Department has approved nearly $11 million in funding from federal law enforcement programs, Alaska Public Media reported. The state’s Department of Public Safety will

Focusing on adult career success workshop NETS (Necessary Education, Technology and Skills) is a free five-week workshop to help adults gain skills, explore careers, and find a job! The workshop is every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. from Oct. 8-Nov. 7, in the Learning Center at Kenai Peninsula College. The course, taught by Terri Cowart, will focus on community service, learning about resources, and career/college awareness. Everybody is invited to attend (ages 18+). For more information, call 262-0327.

League of Women Voters candidate forum Are you prepared to vote in the borough election Oct. 1? Do you know the candidates? The League of Women Voters invites you to attend their candidate forum Sept. 19 from 6-8 p.m. in the borough assembly chambers in Soldotna. Come meet the candidates running for assembly and school board. Following the round of questions,

receive $6 million, which officials said will be used to address “domestic violence, sexual assault, and other violent crimes” in local communities and tribal entities. The award will also fund the three federal prosecutors, who will be based in Anchorage but focus on rural Alaska, officials said. Another $5 million is earmarked for statewide tribal entities to receive hundreds of thousands of dollars for equipment and 20 new positions, officials said. Eight communities in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region in western Alaska recently were informed they would share in funds designated for hiring officers through the Justice Department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Groups can apply for funds beginning Oct. 1 to put toward infrastructure projects such as holding cells. There is also a push for additional recruitment and retention of rural law enforcement, including village and tribal police officers, officials said. Attorney General William Barr visited the

members of the public and press will have an opportunity to ask questions. Be an informed informed voter. This is sponsored by the League of Women Voters, an issueoriented, nonpartisan organization working to inform voters. Please attend to help make our democracy effective.

LeeShore board meeting

workshop will be held 4-6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Kenai Community Garden at the corner of Main Street Loop and 1st Avenue. Topics include: feeding your soil with multi-species cover crops, fall garden cleanup, making compost and trouble-shooting compost problems. This will be a hand-on workshop, so bring your questions and dress for gardening. All are welcome.

The LeeShore Center will be holding its monthly board meeting at The LeeShore Center on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. The meeting is open to the public and begins at 6 p.m. For further information call 283-9479.

Northern Dene Astronomical & Sky-Related Knowledge showcase

Ninilchik Saturday lunch program fundraiser

The KPC Showcase presents Northern Dene Astronomical & Sky-Related Knowledge with Ph.D Student Christopher M. Cannon, Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Cannon will discuss his decade of research with Athabaskan (Northern Dene) consultants, documenting traditional astronomical and sky-related knowledge, focusing on the ancient travelertransformer figure and its expression as a large or whole-sky constellation visible in the northern winter sky. In the Commons at Kenai Peninsula College, Kenai River Campus.

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.

Caregiver Support Meeting

Kenai Senior Center will host Caregiver Support Meeting Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. Discussion will focus on strategies for long distance caregiving. Please join us to share your experiences as a caregiver, or to support someone who is a caregiver. Call Sharon or Judy at 907-262-1280, for more information.

Soil Workshop at Kenai Community Garden

A guided tour of the surface geology of the Kenai Peninsula Local geologist Dick Reger will present a guided tour of the surface geology of the Kenai Peninsula on Wednesday, Sept. 18 from noon to 1 p.m. at Assembly Chambers at the KPB Administration Building— 144 N. Binkley Street, Soldotna.

Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District and UAF Cooperative Extension invite the public to a community-friendly workshop on building healthy soil entitled, “Compost, cover crops and green manure.” The

CES open house

state in May and declared a “law enforcement emergency” over the lack of access to basic protections for many rural Alaskans.

The original rollout date was scheduled for March 1, but it was delayed because business owners had large stockpiles of plastic bags to use up, city officials said. The ban follows those of other Alaska communities, including Wasilla, Palmer and Kodiak, officials said. Businesses can offer a paper bag but must charge the customer from a minimum of 10 cents to a maximum of 50 cents, but according to the ordinance, people using The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children or food stamps are exempt from the fee. There are a few exceptions to the regulation including bags used for produce, meat or bulk items at grocery stores. Single-use plastic bags currently can be recycled at a few drop-off locations in Anchorage, said Suzanna Caldwell, spokeswoman for the city’s Solid Waste Services. After Sunday, the Anchorage Recycling Center won’t accept plastic bags for recycling. From Peninsula Clarion staff and Associated Press

Single-use plastic ban to be enforced in Anchorage ANCHORAGE — Alaska city officials have organized the rollout of a single-use plastic bag ban in an effort to reduce litter and waste, officials said. The ban is scheduled to take effect Sunday in Anchorage, The Anchorage Daily News reported. The Anchorage Assembly approved the ordinance in August 2018 banning commercial businesses including restaurants from legally handing out disposable plastic bags, officials said. The hope is that people will change their habits and carry reusable bags, said Ira Slomski-Pritz, a special assistant to Mayor Ethan Berkowitz who is handling the rollout of the ban.

Absentee voting now open Victoria petersen Peninsula Clarion

Absentee voting for the Kenai Peninsula Borough municipal election is now open. Several assembly positions, city council positions, a mayoral position, school board positions and service board positions will be decided in this

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

year’s municipal election. Absentee voting is open to any qualified voter, and is helpful for anyone who will be absent from their election precinct on Election Day or who will be unable to get to their polling place Election Day. Voters can cast their ballots via absentee or in person beginning Monday, Sept. 16 through Election Day, Oct. 1. Voters may apply for an absentee ballot by mail or by fax. A voter who is unable to go to the polls may apply for a ballot through a personal representative beginning Sept. 16. Election Day is Oct. 1.

Site locations Kenai Peninsula Borough Clerk’s

Office, George A. Navarre Borough Administration Building, 144 N. Binkley, Soldotna-Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Kenai Peninsula Borough Annex Office, 638 E. Pioneer Avenue, Homer Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Homer City Clerk’s Office, 491 E. Pioneer Avenue, Homer Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Kenai City Clerk’s Office, 210 Fidalgo Avenue, Kenai Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Seldovia City Clerk’s Office, 235 Dock Street, Seldovia Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Seward City Clerk’s Office, 410 Adams Street, Seward

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Tuesday, september 17, 2019

voices of the peninsula | Nathan Erfurth


Why we strike

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Left doesn’t want to answer for Medicaid failures


he number of Americans without health insurance rose last year, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday, and Democrats say this justifies more government control. Yet the reality is more complicated — in particular, note that having a Medicaid card is no guarantee of great medical care. The good Census news is that real median earnings of men and women who work full time and year round “increased by 3.4% and 3.3%, respectively, between 2017 and 2018.” Some 2.3 million more Americans are working full time. The poverty rate fell 0.5 percentage points from 2017, to 11.8%, the fourth annual decline in a row. Yet 8.5% of Americans lacked health insurance in 2018, up from 7.9% in 2017, the first increase since the recession, and this figure is getting all the media attention. Much of the decline comes from a dip in Medicaid coverage, and as a general rule you’d expect fewer folks to qualify for Medicaid as the economy improves and poverty declines. But Census notes that overall coverage fell one percentage point for people in families that earn 300% to 399% of the federal poverty line, and 0.8 percentage points for folks above 400%. “During this time,” Census notes, “the overall health insurance coverage rate did not statistically change for any other income-to-poverty group.” These are the folks we’ve written about many times: Americans who earn too much to qualify for ObamaCare subsidies but may have few alternatives. The left’s solution is to reinstate ObamaCare’s individual mandate that forces the middle class to buy the product anyway. This shows that merely having access to insurance doesn’t mean it’s valuable. The decline in Medicaid coverage doesn’t appear to be due to folks picking up insurance at a job, and the left is blaming the higher uninsured rate on Trump Administration policies including its rules on association health plans and shortterm insurance options. But the point of association health plans is to make it easier for more small businesses to offer insurance to more workers. The rule is ensnared in court in any case. The left is also flogging that uninsured rates are lower in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act than in those that didn’t. This is presented as a reason to expand Medicaid. Yet our contributor Brian Blase notes that, according to the Census report, the uninsured rate increased from 2017 to 2018 in states that expanded Medicaid among those who earn less than 100% of the poverty line. That means some who are eligible for Medicaid declined to sign up. Mr. Blase and Aaron Yelowitz also explained last month in these pages how Medicaid expansion has unleashed a surge of improper enrollment by Americans who don’t qualify. The larger point is that the only conversation the left wants to have about health care is how many Americans are insured, and that’s so they don’t have to answer for failures like Medicaid’s narrow provider networks, high emergency room use rates, and more. Democrats running for President talk about proposals like Medicare for All exclusively as “universal coverage,” not about, say, how quickly you’ll be able to see a specialist. Having that insurance card in your wallet will be small consolation as you wait for a knee replacement allocated by political discretion. — The Wall Street Journal, Sept. 6

Democrats running for President talk about proposals like Medicare for All exclusively as “universal coverage,” not about, say, how quickly you’ll be able to see a specialist. Having that insurance card in your wallet will be small consolation as you wait for a knee replacement allocated by political discretion.


he one thing we can all agree on is that we are frustrated. This teacher strike should not be happening. You’re reading this because I’m tired of pretending I have no opinion on how my professional colleagues are valued. I’m tired of staying silent and hoping others will back me up. We are trained this way — to avoid posting public opinions and feelings. Why are teachers taught in colleges to have no posted or public opinions of any sort? Because they might want another job. It might “look bad” if you had an opinion once. As it turns out, I don’t want another job. I want this one. Now I’m fighting to stay instead of running off in search of a better salary and benefits package in the private sector or in some other community. Here is what I keep coming across in this conversation, and here are some answers. You deserve to know what this is about. 1. Where is the money for this going to come from? The union has pointed out existing funds that can be used for fair health care in the nonexempt fund. The district has said that they are worried that the $20 million held up by the governor will either not come through or only come through in part, which is entirely reasonable. The proposal has language that scales raises and benefits based on how much comes through after everything’s sorted in the courts. Employees have all of the risk. 2. Why are teachers doing this? Before I was a parent, I believed I would never strike and that I’d always be in my classroom for my students. Now I have a son and a little girl on the way, and I have to make sure that if they get sick or hurt, I don’t have to go bankrupt trying to keep them alive and healthy on the Kenai Peninsula. I already have no way to save for college for them, and I’ll have to figure that out later. Why else are we doing this? Because of our incredibly undervalued support staff. We have expert aides working right alongside us with our students every single day, and we have some leaving because their pay is so low that they sometimes owe money back to the district for health care at the end of the month — no paycheck collected. That’s absurd. The supports and relationships that they provide for these kids are irreplaceable, from the intensive needs classroom, to the custodian’s office, to the lunch line, to the classroom aides. 3. Why do teachers think they have the right to do this when others have worse health care and don’t have the option to strike? You’re right. We’re lucky that we are in a legal position to do this. We have fought long and hard for the right to do this in this country, and so have

many other workers of many kinds. Health care in this country is a nearly universal problem. We should band together as a community, not split apart. We welcome you. Educators are some of the most inclusive people out there. We can disagree a thousand ways, but I still want you and your family to have a fair and fighting chance just like mine. 4. How will teachers make up this injustice to our kids (i.e., denying them their education)? First, we won’t be paid during the strike. That’s a sacrifice we’re willing to make to sort this out. It’s also fair enough. Secondly, we will add the number of days missed to the end of the school calendar, if any are actually missed. If this gets sorted before Tuesday morning, we will go right to work. Students will receive the same number of contact hours and the same units of study. We’re just hitting pause so this can be fixed. If you don’t want your kids staying in school those extra days next summer, help us solve this fast by contacting your school board members. 5. Fire them all and replace them. Good luck. Very few people want to work in this district if they have options elsewhere. We can’t even fill the open positions we currently have, and we have tried. Our health care plan, annual budget paralysis, and state budgetary outlook are huge discouraging factors for prospective teachers. People aren’t clamoring to teach in this district like they used to. The teachers you have now are already making opportunity cost sacrifices to be here instead of somewhere else. Additionally, our experience is not disposable. What would it be like at your place of work if everyone with experience and knowledge suddenly disappeared, replaced with all new recruits? Productivity would suffer, and so would a lot of other things. If we’re all replaced, the children suffer. We aren’t replaceable parts. We are crucial elements in the lives of your children. Furthermore, that would be illegal. This is a legal strike. 6. They can go somewhere else if they don’t like it. Yes. And some of us have. You’re right. You’re also forgetting that you’ll get new teachers in the same situation, and from a broader community perspective, nothing will have improved, and you’ll only have lost valuable institutional knowledge and experience. Backwards steps. 7. Teachers are just greedy. No, we aren’t. We just don’t want to go broke because of health care. Don’t forget that this is a joint union action — we are fighting for our support staff brothers and sisters too, who generally have far fewer options and far lower pay. We want the same freedom for you, because we want your kids to have stability and financial safety. Maybe you should come

join us and we can make change for everyone. 8. Teachers in Alaska are paid more than anyone else in the country. Maybe if all you’re looking at is the salary. You have to account for cost of living. The last time I checked, we weren’t in first place when adjusted for cost of living, we were in 29th (based on 2017 data). I’d like you to note also that I do not have the option to retire in this state. I don’t get Social Security when I’m done, and the state itself has assessed our Tier III retirement plan very poorly. I will never have enough in that plan to live off of. We have one of the worst retirement systems in the country at current. You can’t go much lower than discarding people who have served your communities for decades. 9. Our test scores are poor, you don’t deserve more money. Read the data correctly. Our district scores rather highly against the state. Also, learn about how assessment actually works. Those test scores (especially this year) are subject to a thousand factors. For one, we have changed tests *constantly* in this state, and for the last several years we’ve just been trying to establish a baseline. The current data is not valid to determine whether or not we are doing a good job, and even if it was, we are still measuring above the rest of the state. 10. “It’s about the kids.” You’re right, but the implication (which is often not at all merely implied) here is “stop thinking about yourselves, educators.” Every choice I’ve made in this career has been focused on this statement, including the choice to strike. The same is true for the majority of my colleagues. Trying to argue that we don’t have a right to fair health care or inflation and cost-of-living responsive wages because we serve children smells a little bit like “taking care of children is women’s work, so we don’t need to pay for that.” If you mean that we should silently get sick or sustain injury, then go bankrupt in the process of trying to get better simply because “it’s for the kids,” I’m frankly not seeing the part where that benefits them. We want a better health care plan because we want to stay here doing this job for our students. I teach for children. I don’t teach to become rich or scam the government. There are a hundred other jobs I could choose to do that far more effectively. I don’t have a big enough ego to say that I’m the best at what I do, or anywhere near the best. But I know you’re not going to get someone better to take my place with things the way they are. I don’t want to strike, but I will. If this doesn’t get sorted. Please sort it. Nathan Erfurth teaches at Soldotna High School.

letters to the editor

Educators are worth the investment On behalf of the hundreds of dedicated school district support employees I serve, my hope is that the community will join us in understanding what led us to the point where we are compelled to strike and why we believe it’s vital to the future of our public schools. We are not at odds with our school district.

Quite the opposite, we are and always will be a crucial part of the district. Working together to find solutions to the challenges we face is critical. Association presidents met with Superintendent John O’Brien and HR Director Nate Crabtree earlier this month with the goal of building relationship and trust. The discussion was positive, productive, and a great start to rebuilding the damage caused by over a year of bargaining. We will continue to work together to ensure KPBSD offers our young people the best

possible education we can provide. However, the district hired an expensive, out-of-town lawyer who has obstructed the bargaining progress and the efforts of our team of educators who volunteer their time after work to participate in this process. This, and the appalling lack of authentic and honest dialogue about health care costs, the most important issue to our educators, is why the bargaining process has ground on for nearly two years. In order to attract and retain the next

generation of educators to our communities we must provide competitive wages and benefits, solve the health care crisis, and rebuild the trust between our educators and the district. We all want the same thing — a high-quality education for every student on the Kenai Peninsula. I remain steadfast in the belief that our educators are worth the investment. I hope our district does too. Anne McCabe Soldotna

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tuesday, september 17, 2019

Drugmaker may not be off hook after bankruptcy filing By Geoff Mulvihil Associated Press

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owners expressed sympathy but not responsibility for the nation’s opioid crisis as the company filed for bankruptcy protection late Sunday night, part of a move to settle some 2,600 lawsuits — most from state and local governments. “Like families across America, we have deep compassion for the victims of the opioid crisis,” Sackler family members said in the statement, which called the settlement plan a “historic step towards providing critical resources that address a tragic public health situation.” But the filing may not get either the drugmaker or the Sacklers off the legal hook. About half the states and lawyers representing at least 1,000 local governments have agreed to the

tentative settlement, which the company says could be worth $10 billion to $12 billion over time and would include at least $3 billion from the Sackler family. The deal also calls for handing the company over to trustees and giving future profits from OxyContin and drugs in development to creditors. But some of the states that are holding out made it clear last week that they intend to object to the deal in bankruptcy court and seek to continue their lawsuits against members of the Sackler family in state courts. “My office is prepared to hold the Sackers accountable, regardless of whether or not Purdue declares bankruptcy,” Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul said in a statement last week. It will be up to the Robert Drain, the federal bankruptcy judge in White Plains, New York, to sort out what happens now — including whether those state lawsuits

against Sackler family members can continue. Even if he stops them, he could consider the claims they raise in his court. For Purdue and the Sacklers, the effort revolves around getting more states to agree to the settlement, which could make a settlement more likely. “We are hopeful that in time, those parties who are not yet supportive will ultimately shift their focus to the critical resources that the settlement provides to people and problems that need them,” the families of late company owners Mortimer and Raymond Sackler said in their statement. “We intend to work constructively with all parties as we try to implement this settlement.” The Sackler family was listed by Forbes magazine in 2016 as one of the 20 wealthiest in the U.S. In a court filing last week, the New York attorney general’s office contended that the family had transferred $1

billion to itself through a Swiss and other hidden bank accounts. As some states agreed to the deal last week, others expressed frustration amount of money, saying the family should guarantee more — and that the tentative settlement didn’t hold the family or company sufficiently accountable for their roles in causing an opioid crisis that has killed more than 400,000 Americans in the last two decades. In court filings, the family and the company have pushed back against accusations that the company played a central role in causing the national crisis by overselling the benefits of its powerful prescription painkillers and downplaying the addiction risk. The company’s drugs represent a small fraction of the prescription opioids shipped over the years — and most fatal overdoses have been linked to illegal opioids such as heroin and illicitly made fentanyl. Steve Miller, chairman of

Purdue’s board of directors, said on a conference call with reporters that an admission of wrongdoing is not part of the deal. “The alternative is to not settle but instead to resume the litigation,” he said. He said as legal battles linger, the company’s costs grow, leaving less for the plaintiffs in lawsuits. “The resumption of litigation would rapidly diminish all the resources of the company and would be lose-lose-lose all the way around,” he said. “Whatever people might wish for is not on the table now.” One likely result of the company’s filing is that it will be removed from the first federal trial over the toll of opioids, scheduled to start Oct. 21 in Cleveland. After a series of smaller settlements, claims remain in place against drugmaker Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries along with drug distributors and one pharmacy chain, Walgreens.

Trump: U.S. locked and loaded in response to drone attack By Jon Gambrell and Aya Batrawy Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Global energy prices spiked Monday by a percentage unseen since the 1991 Gulf War after a weekend attack on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia caused the worst disruption to world supplies on record, further fueling heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S. American officials released satellite images of the damage at the heart of the kingdom’s crucial Abqaiq oil processing plant and a key oil field, alleging the pattern of destruction suggested Saturday’s attack came from either Iraq or Iran — rather than Yemen, as claimed by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels there.

A Saudi military spokesman later made the same accusation, alleging “Iranian weapons” had been used in the assault. Iran rejected the allegations, with a government spokesman saying now there was “absolutely no chance” of a hoped-for meeting between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and President Donald Trump at the U.N. General Assembly next week. For his part, Trump sent mixed signals, saying his “locked and loaded” government waited for Saudi confirmation of Iran being behind the attack while later tweeting that the U.S. didn’t need Mideast oil, “but will help our Allies!” The tensions have led to fears that action on any side could rapidly escalate a confrontation that’s

been raging just below the surface in the wider Persian Gulf in recent months. There already have been mysterious attacks on oil tankers that Washington blames on Tehran, at least one suspected Israeli strike on Shiite forces in Iraq, and the downing of a U.S. military surveillance drone by Iran. Those tensions have increased ever since Trump pulled the U.S. out of Iran’s 2015 agreement with world powers that curtailed its nuclear activities and the U.S. re-imposed sanctions on the country that sent its economy into freefall. Benchmark Brent crude gained nearly 20% in the first moments of trading Monday before settling down to over 10% higher as trading continued. A barrel of Brent traded up $6.45 to $66.67.

That spike represented the biggest percentage value jump in Brent crude since the run-up to the 1991 Gulf War that saw a U.S.-led coalition expel Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s forces from Kuwait. U.S. benchmark West Texas crude was up around 10%. U.S. gasoline and heating oil similarly were up. The attack halted production of 5.7 million barrels of crude a day, more than half of Saudi Arabia’s global daily exports and more than 5% of the world’s daily crude oil production. Most of that output goes to Asia. At 5.7 million barrels of crude oil a day, the Saudi disruption would be the greatest on record for world markets, according to figures from the Paris-based International Energy Agency. It just edges out the

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communication skills that are very good and I think dealing with people and solving problems in general life, not in politics, is a very important factor — especially in the assembly where you’ll be meeting several different personalities and making decisions. Why are you pursuing a seat and what goals do you have? The people in District 7, and on the peninsula, are very passionate about how

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is good training grounds. I served as president as Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association for 12 years, which is also a good training ground. I served on the Fish and Game Advisory Committee for 10 years and served a couple years as chairman there, as well as the Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association for a number of years, and served as president. I’ve been involved in a lot of community things. I’ve been an elder at a church and served on church boards. I am serving on board of equalization. I’ve served on that for four

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the last three years. I’m also a local business owner, which means I’ve worked with money and budgeting quite a bit. I’ve lived here for over 25 years and I have kids in our school system. Things our borough is taxed with getting done — school is a big one. Having kids in our school system is kind of a big deal, since right now, there are no other assembly members with school-age children. I’ve been on the board of equalization for several years. I was on the election stakeholders group. I’ve been a volunteer

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regulations and applying that to my business. I’m a listener. That’s what a pharmacist does. I figure out solutions for them. I’m a problem solver. I’ve also spent 17 years in the community here and I feel like I have a good handle on issues and problems our borough’s facing. Why are you pursuing a

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their area is run, and they’re very involved. I’ve done a lot of discussing and talking to a lot of people, and most of them feel like they have not been represented. I want to represent them and I want to be their voice. I think balancing the budget is a very big thing. We need to look at the waste. I’d like to keep taxes down and I want to make sure teachers have everything they need to do their job. It’s probably the most important job — taking care of our kids. I would like to see if I can get a group together that represents seniors and people with disabilities, to make

sure their needs are being met. They are a very important part of my campaign. I’m definitely an advocate. My father was a vet who was in three wars. I have a family member who is disabled. I’m a senior myself, but when my mother was a senior, the community took care of her so well when she needed it. I want to make sure no benefits are taken from them. Would you support new taxes or look for cuts to balance the budget? I would not support new taxes. I believe if we cut the waste that’s going on and really look at every penny

being spent. I think that would be the best way. Getting more revenue into the peninsula would be an alternative. How can the borough encourage higher voter turnout? I think we need to look at the voting system we have now. From what I understand, it’s outdated. I don’t think mail-in voting is a necessarily good idea, because there’s a lot of opportunity for problems with that. Transportation is a problem. I think if we did a little bit of research on that and got transportation to bring people to the

polls that would be easier for some people who don’t have vehicles and can’t go by themselves. The offering of invocations during assembly meetings has become a divisive issue over the last few years, costing taxpayers thousands of dollars. Ordinances have been introduced to rid the practice altogether. Where do you stand on that issue? I encourage bringing it to a vote to the people. If that’s not possible, I would recommend keeping the invocation and having a moment of silence. I’ve talked to a lot of people about this. It is a

large issue here and people feel very strongly about it. A record number of teachers retired from the district last year. What can the assembly do, whether through education funding or other ways, to retain teachers in the district? I don’t think negotiations and the issues going on now is good, because it makes people wonder if teachers want to continue doing this. There must be some type of an incentive to give them — whether it be a pay increase or benefit increase or something. I don’t think adding to their cost of health care is effective.

or five years. I’m a commercial fisherman, and we have more time in the winter than a person who works like a nine-to-five job. In my experience in being on the assembly before, and the planning commission, is these things take a lot of time. There’s lots to read and lots of requests to respond to. Why are you pursuing a seat and what goals do you have? I want to offer myself to help with government. I think that rather than complain, citizens should offer themselves to help and see if we can solve and see if we can find better ways to do things. I want to see teachers more appreciated. I want to see the animosity between the

teacher associations and some borough, some citizens — I want to see that reduced. Schools are one of the most important responsibilities the borough has. There are environmental issues with salmon I think are important. There’s health care issues with the hospitals, both of them, that are important. I don’t know if I’ll be able to find any solutions in these areas, but I think I’m good as anybody to try. Would you support new taxes or look for cuts to balance the budget? Both. When I was on the assembly before, I introduced an ordinance to reduce the number of planning commissioners. When I got on, it had 11 members. It had grown to

14 when I got off and I never saw any reason to add any more. That’s an example of how I want to cut government where we can. I was really unpopular with some people and some places for doing that, but it saves like $15,000 a year — that’s better spent on something else. How can the borough encourage higher voter turnout? I think the taskforce made recommendations that had mail-in ballots. I think there’s a lot of merit to that. There’s a big fear, for some people, that people will cheat with mailin ballots or that the father of the house will say ‘everybody is going to vote this way,’ but the fathers of the house already say ‘everybody is

going to vote this way.’ I think you see what works in other areas. I like all the recommendations that taskforce brought forth, as far as increasing voter turnout. The offering of invocations during assembly meetings has become a divisive issue over the last few years, costing taxpayers thousands of dollars. Ordinances have been introduced to rid the practice altogether. Where do you stand on that issue? I would have the borough government stay out of prayers as much as possible. A record number of teachers retired from the district last year. What can the assembly do, whether through education funding or other ways, to retain

teachers in the district? One of the things I want to do is let educators know how much they’re appreciated. I think teachers tend to be dedicated people. The ones I’ve known have sure worked hard at it. We already funded to the cap. I would probably be one to fund to the cap. I’m pretty sure in the six years I was on the assembly, there were times we did not fund to the cap. We have to balance the budget, but we need to make teachers appreciated, and take real serious our children’s future and make sure they’re getting a good education. We can look at other places and see what’s working there. Let’s go look at the areas ranking number one and see what they’re doing.

in our area. I volunteer at our church. I teach some classes there where I work with youth. Why are you pursuing a seat and what goals do you have? We need to balance the budget and need to look at what quality of life do we want, what services we want. Not my services, but what services does the community want. How will we provide those and from what funds. I think it’s usually easy to get the public on board if it’s something that they want. Promoting responsible education funding. Can we always fund to the cap? I don’t know. We will fund education as highly as possible. I also want to encourage

local industry. We have our three big money providers — we have fishing, tourism and we have oil and gas. Those are all on the downturn at the moment. We need to start utilizing our resources and look at bringing in other forms of economic development. Would you support new taxes or look for cuts to balance the budget? First, try to find any efficiencies possible. Next would be to make any cuts that could be made and still give quality services that we want. Last would be to look at any kind of new taxation. How can the borough encourage higher voter turnout? I do support going to a

mail-in hybrid. The hybrid would give people the ability to do either, so if you are comfortable with coming into the polls and you would like to do that. Or if you would rather do it from your home, which a lot of our community already does. In some communities that’s the only way we vote and that’s been very successful. I’m for having that as an option. It’s something we need to look at seriously, since we have aging equipment, which we have to deal with. We have some ADA compliance issues that need to be dealt with around the first of the year. The election stakeholders group did give six suggestions. I do think it’s valuable to at least be looking into them.

The offering of invocations during assembly meetings has become a divisive issue over the last few years, costing taxpayers thousands of dollars. Ordinances have been introduced to rid the practice altogether. Where do you stand on that issue? The invocation was fine as is, in my opinion, when it was a well wishing of the assembly to do a good job and make good choices. I do believe on any side that it’s mostly being used as a soap box and people are putting their agendas into it, which is not the intent. Since we’ve gotten so far from the intent, I’m not sure if it’s something we need to have anymore. I do think it’s up to the people to decide that.

A record number of teachers retired from the district last year. What can the assembly do, whether through education funding or other ways, to retain teachers in the district? It all comes down to money, and there are some restraints even on the borough and some of those restraints come with federal restrictions. We only have a certain amount of money from state government and we can only fund to the cap. Some ideas I’ve had are to look at other things. Find some efficiencies, again, in the school systems. Do something like change out lighting. LED lighting takes a lot less power. It’s possibly something, it just needs to be looked into.

seat and what goals do you have? I’ve always been interested in local government, but never had time because I was a full-time mom, wife and career person. My kids are now grown, so now I have the time I feel like I can dedicate. I didn’t want to commit to something if I didn’t have the time to pursue it. I want to pursue collecting sales tax on internet sales. Not only are internet sales using all of our infrastructure to deliver all of their goods, but

they’re not paying anything to support those infrastructures. It’s impinging on our local businesses. It’s hard for them to compete against the internet in the first place. I want to try to find a way to lower health care cost for borough residents. We pay a super high rate. Health care costs here are extreme. Would you support new taxes or look for cuts to balance the budget? I’m a conservative, so my first leaning is toward cutting costs. It makes the

most sense and is the least pain for our residents. I think there are a lot of places where we can make things more efficient and we’re not simply spending money because we’ve always done it that way. I think that’s what a new person coming to the assembly has to offer, to be able to look at things with a fresh eye. How can the borough encourage higher voter turnout? Voter apathy is something we face, not just here, but everywhere. I think it lies in educating people and explaining to people

— especially here. If you look historically at the votes in the borough, a few votes have made a difference in so many races. A lot of people think ‘my vote doesn’t matter.’ If they realized how close some of these elections are, they would realize, not only that their vote matters, it matters greatly. The offering of invocations during assembly meetings has become a divisive issue over the last few years, costing taxpayers thousands of dollars. Ordinances have been introduced to rid the practice altogether. Where do you

stand on that issue? I think we should keep the invocation. I have my own beliefs and I can respect those of others. I believe in it. I’m not going to keep anyone away. Everyone has a right to believe how they want. A record number of teachers retired from the district last year. What can the assembly do, whether through education funding or other ways, to retain teachers in the district? If we can get health care costs down, not only would that help the teachers greatly and the school district, but also all of our residents.

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2019. There are 105 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 17, 1987, the city of Philadelphia, birthplace of the U.S. Constitution, threw a big party to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the historic document; in a speech at Independence Hall, President Ronald Reagan acclaimed the framing of the Constitution as a milestone “that would profoundly and forever alter not just these United States but the world.” On this date: In 1787, the Constitution of the United States was completed and signed by a majority of delegates attending the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. In 1862, more than 3,600 men were killed in the Civil War Battle of Antietam (an-TEE’-tum) in Maryland. In 1939, the Soviet Union invaded Poland during World War II, more than two weeks after Nazi Germany had launched its assault. In 1944, during World War II, Allied paratroopers launched Operation Market Garden, landing behind German lines in the Netherlands. (After initial success, the Allies were beaten back by the Germans.) In 1947, James V. Forrestal was sworn in as the first U.S. Secretary of Defense. In 1971, citing health reasons, Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, 85, retired. (Black, who was succeeded by Lewis F. Powell Jr., died eight days after making his announcement.) In 1978, after meeting at Camp David, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (men-AH’-kem BAY’-gihn) and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat signed a framework for a peace treaty. In 1994, Heather Whitestone of Alabama was crowned the first deaf Miss America. In 1996, former Vice President Spiro T. Agnew died in Berlin, Maryland, at age 77. In 2001, six days after 9/11, stock prices nosedived but stopped short of collapse in an emotional, flag-waving reopening of Wall Street; the Dow Jones industrial average ended the day down 684.81 at 8,920.70. In 2004, San Francisco’s Barry Bonds hit the 700th home run of his career, joining Babe Ruth (714) and Hank Aaron (755) as the only players to reach the milestone (San Francisco beat San Diego, 4-1). In 2011, a demonstration calling itself Occupy Wall Street began in New York, prompting similar protests around the U.S. and the world. Ten years ago: President Barack Obama abruptly canceled a long-planned missile shield for Eastern Europe, replacing a Bush-era project that was bitterly opposed by Russia with a plan he contended would better defend against a growing threat of Iranian missiles. An 18-year-old man armed with an ax, knives and Molotov cocktails attacked his high school in Ansbach, Germany, injuring nine students and a teacher before being shot and arrested. Police in New Haven, Connecticut, charged Raymond Clark III, a Yale animal lab technician, with murdering graduate student Annie Le (lay). (Clark later pleaded guilty to the killing, and was sentenced to 44 years in prison.) Five years ago: The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces “do not and will not have a combat mission” in the struggle against Islamic State militants in either Iraq or Syria. One year ago: Senate leaders, under pressure from fellow Republicans, scheduled a public hearing for the following week at which Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual assault decades ago would testify; the move forced Republicans to put off a committee vote on the nomination. President Donald Trump defended Kavanaugh as an “outstanding judge” but said there might need to be a “little delay” in the confirmation process. Emergency crews brought food and water to Wilmington, N.C., after the city of 120,000 people was cut off by flooding from Hurricane Florence; the death toll from the storm rose to at least 32. “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” from Amazon, became the first streaming series to win the Emmy as the top comedy series. A trade war between the U.S. and China escalated further, as President Donald Trump announced tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods starting the following week. Today’s Birthdays: Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, is 86. Retired Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter is 80. Singer LaMonte McLemore (The Fifth Dimension) is 84. Retired U.S. Marine Gen. Anthony Zinni is 76. Basketball Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson is 74. Singer Fee Waybill is 71. Actress Cassandra Peterson (“Elvira, Mistress of the Dark”) is 68. Comedian Rita Rudner is 66. Muppeteer Kevin Clash (former voice of Elmo on “Sesame Street”) is 59. Director-actor Paul Feig is 57. Movie director Baz Luhrmann is 57. Singer BeBe Winans is 57. TV personality/businessman Robert Herjavec (TV: “Shark Tank”) is 56. Actor Kyle Chandler is 54. Director-producer Bryan Singer is 54. Rapper Doug E. Fresh is 53. Actor Malik Yoba is 52. Rock singer Anastacia is 51. Actor Matthew Settle is 50. Rapper Vinnie (Naughty By Nature) is 49. Actor-comedian Bobby Lee is 48. Actor Felix Solis is 48. Rhythm-and-blues singer Marcus Sanders (Hi-Five) is 46. Actress-singer Nona Gaye is 45. Singer-actor Constantine Maroulis is 44. NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson is 44. Pop singer Maile (MY’-lee) Misajon (Eden’s Crush) is 43. Country singer-songwriter Stephen Cochran is 40. Rock musician Chuck Comeau (Simple Plan) is 40. Actor Billy Miller is 40. Country singer Desi Wasdin (3 of Hearts) is 36. Rock musician Jon Walker is 34. NHL forward Alex Ovechkin (oh-VECH’-kin) is 34. Actress Danielle Brooks is 30. Gospel singer Jonathan McReynolds is 30. Actress-singer Denyse Tontz is 25. NHL center Auston Matthews is 22. Thought for Today: “We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.” -- Cicero, Roman scholar (106-43 B.C.).

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Beckham Jr. stars as Browns rip Jets By Dennis Waszak Jr. AP Pro Football Writer

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Odell Beckham Jr. felt right at home again — in the end zone and on the highlight reels. With an 89-yard touchdown catch and a spectacular one-handed grab in his return to MetLife Stadium, the Browns wide receiver helped lift Cleveland past the short-handed and banged-up New York Jets 23-3 on Monday night.

“We got the ball in (No.) 13’s hands,” Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry said, “and let him go.” Beckham, traded from the Giants in March, helped the Browns (1-1) bounce back from a 30-point loss to Tennessee in their opener to top the Jets (0-2) and give Freddie Kitchens his first win as Cleveland’s coach. It all came after Beckham called out Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams last Thursday, saying the coach — then with the Browns — instructed players to hurt him in

a preseason game in 2017. Williams denied Beckham’s accusations and jokingly asked reporters: “Odell who?” Williams, who led the Browns to a 5-3 record as their interim coach last season, also chided reporters for giving Beckham attention and wouldn’t call him one of the NFL’s most dynamic players. “Everything fuels me,” Beckham said. “Good comments, bad comments, I feel all of that. I just want to be the very best that I can and be the leader I am supposed to be.”

Well, Williams clearly knows who Beckham is now. The coach was seen shouting angrily on the sideline after Beckham’s touchdown. “Who?” Beckham said when asked about Williams’ comments. “No, everybody has the right to their own opinion. He’s a phenomenal coach, he’s got a great defense, but I’m done talking about it, you know? We won, so I just tried to make plays to help the team.” Beckham finished with six catches for 161 yards and the TD from Baker Mayfield, who couldn’t believe Williams’ comments.

Roethlisberger, Brees go down with injuries By The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger likes to point out that he’s played through the end of every contract he’s ever signed. It’s tangible proof of the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback’s commitment both to the game

itself and the franchise he’s led to a pair of Super Bowl titles. That commitment will be tested over the coming months. The 37-year-old’s aching right elbow needs surgery. His 16th season is over just two weeks in. His future is

Trout’s season ends due to foot injury ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout’s season is over. The Los Angeles Angels say the eight-time All-Star will have surgery on his right foot this week because of Morton’s neuroma, a thickening of tissue around a nerve leading to toes that causes pain. “I kind of knew when I first got my MRI a few weeks ago that I would probably need surgery at the end of the year to get it removed,” Trout said Sunday. “Just got worse. We tried everything. The training staff has been awesome. Some days it would feel good. Some days, once the thing cleared up, it was tough to walk.” Trout was scheduled to fly with the team to New York on Sunday evening for a series with the Yankees that starts Tuesday. He is to return to Los Angeles on Thursday and have surgery later in the week. “It just didn’t get better,” Trout said. “It’s been that way for a couple weeks. We

tried injections, tried the cryoablation (cold fluid) — thought that would help. As soon as I went out there and started running, it flares up. After it clears up, in about 30-40 minutes it’s tough to walk on.” Trout finished with a career-high 45 home runs, 104 RBIs and a .291 batting average, putting him in contention to win his third AL MVP award along with four second-place finishes. The 28-year-old outfielder had 110 walks, a .438 on-base percentage and 1.083 OPS in his first season after agreeing to a $426.5 million, 12-year contract, baseball’s largest deal by total and average salary. “It’s my mindset coming in ever year, I want to be best player in the league,” Trout said. “Ever since I was a kid, that’s always been my mindset, just be the best. Thinking about being done when you have two weeks left, it sucks. I was having my best season.”

Wiebe, Dixon win Mariner Triathlon Staff Report Peninsula Clarion

Jane Wiebe and Adam Dixon won the Homer Mariner Triathlon on Saturday in Homer. Wiebe finished in 2 hours, 6 minutes and 37 seconds to take the ironwomen category, while Adam Dixon came in at 1:43:44 to take the ironman category. The event consists of a 1,000-yard swim in the Homer High School pool, a 15-mile bike up East Hill Road, across Skyline Drive and down to the Homer Spit, and a 5-mile run from the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon back to the high school. Wiebe won the race on the bike. She was in third place coming out of the pool, about 2 1-2 minutes behind leader Kristen Buckwalter. But Wiebe finished the bike in 1:06:31, more than five minutes ahead of everybody else, including 6 1-2 minutes ahead of Buckwalter. Buckwalter topped Wiebe in the run by a little over a minute, but it was not enough as she finished at 2:09:27. Brandy McGee was third at 2:19:29. Dixon used the run and

the bike to take his title. He was in fifth place getting out of the pool, almost two minutes behind Dan Miotke. But Dixon’s bike time was a little more than 7 1-2 minutes better than everybody else. He also put the top run time on the board by just under two minutes. Miotke was second at 1:51:11, while Michael McGuire was third at 1:52:38. In the relay competition, HHS Girls Tri, or the team of Madison Story, Alayne Tetor and Saundra Hudson, won at 1:58:01, while Spoonemore, or Cari and Stephen Spoonmore, were second at 2:10:35 and You just got Chicked, or Adeline Berry and Ginger Johnson, were third at 2:11:57. Homer Mariner Triathlon 2019

(1,000-yard swim, 15-mile bike, 5-mile run) Female ironwoman: 1. Jane Wiebe, 2 hours, 6 minutes, 37 seconds; 2. Kristen Buckwalter, 2:09:27; 3. Brandy McGee, 2:19:29; 4. Kristin Stadsklev, 2:22:19; 5. Amanda Miotke, 2:22:20; 6. Ingrid Harrald, 2:25:42; 7. Amy Cahalane, 2:41:09. Male ironman: 1. Adam Dixon, 1:43:44; 2. Dan Miotke, 1:51:11; 3. Michael McGuire, 1:52:38; 4. Hal Shepherd, 1:57:37; 5. Wayne Jackson, 2:07:00; 6. Mark Stadsklev, 2:10:56; 7. Jody Goodrich, 2:25:12; 8. Peter Roedl, 2:32:48; 9. Adam Nauglebaugh, 2:37:51. Relay — 1. HHS Girls Tri (Madison Story, Alayne Tetor, Saundra Hudson), 1:58:01; 2. Spoonemore (Cari Spoonemore, Stephen Spoonmore), 2:10:35; 3. You just got chicked (Adeline Berry, Ginger Johnson), 2:11:57; 4. Contenders (Sailey Rhodes, Mike Tozzo, Dan Newsted), 2:12:35; 5. BEE (Bristol Johnson, Elias Allen, Ella Blanton-Yourkowski), 2:20:16.

uncertain. And the keys to the offense Roethlisberger operated so deftly for so long are now in the hands of backup Mason Rudolph, who was in elementary school when the player known universally as Big Ben became a full-fledged NFL starter in the fall of 2004.

Brees out with hand injury NEW ORLEANS — Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been diagnosed with a torn ligament near the thumb of his throwing hand that is expected to sideline him at least six weeks, said a person familiar

with the situation. Brees has elected to have surgery, but it is not yet clear when the operation will take place or who will perform it, the person said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the diagnosis

has not been announced. Brees left Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams in the first quarter after the thumb on his right hand hit the hand of on-rushing Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald on the follow trough of a throw.

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Lap length: 1.50 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (24) Martin Truex Jr, Toyota, 267 laps, 53 points. 2. (3) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 267, 51. 3. (18) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 267, 34. 4. (8) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 267, 39. 5. (23) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 267, 35. 6. (19) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 267, 32. 7. (14) William Byron, Chevrolet, 267, 39. 8. (15) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 267, 39. 9. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 267, 47. 10. (17) Ryan Newman, Ford, 267, 27. 11. (9) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 267, 26. 12. (7) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 267, 31. 13. (4) Aric Almirola, Ford, 267, 32. 14. (21) Paul Menard, Ford, 267, 23. 15. (13) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 267, 26. 16. (27) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 267, 21. 17. (6) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, 267, 20. 18. (28) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 266, 19. 19. (20) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 266, 18. 20. (2) Daniel Suarez, Ford, 266, 24. 21. (25) Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota, 266, 16. 22. (11) David Ragan, Ford, 266, 15. 23. (31) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet, 266, 14. 24. (10) Michael McDowell, Ford, 266, 13. 25. (1) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 266, 12. 26. (12) Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Ford, 265, 11. 27. (16) Ryan Preece, Chevrolet, 265, 10. 28. (33) Corey Lajoie, Ford, 265, 9. 29. (30) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 265, 0. 30. (29) Matt Tifft, Ford, 264, 7. 31. (32) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 262, 0. 32. (36) JJ Yeley, Chevrolet, 260, 0. 33. (35) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, 259, 0. 34. (38) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, 257, 0. 35. (34) Garrett Smithley, Ford, 255, 0. 36. (26) Erik Jones, Toyota, 254, 2. 37. (37) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 250, 1. 38. (39) Joey Gase, Toyota, 249, 0. 39. (5) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, accident, 187, 8.

z-Atlanta 93 58 Washington 82 67 Philadelphia 76 72 New York 77 73 Miami 52 98 z-clinched playoff berth Central Division St. Louis 84 66 Chicago 82 68 Milwaukee 81 69 Cincinnati 70 81 Pittsburgh 65 85 West Division x-Los Angeles 97 54 Arizona 77 74 San Francisco 72 78 San Diego 68 82 Colorado 66 85 x-clinched division

scoreboard Golf The Greenbrier Scores Sunday at The Old White TPC White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Purse: $7.5 million Yardage: 7,292; Par 70 Final J. Niemann (500), $1,350,000 65-62-68-64--259 Tom Hoge (300), $817,500 68-65-67-65--265 Harris English (134), $366,094 66-65-68-67--266 Brian Harman (134), $366,094 65-66-70-65--266 Nate Lashley (134), $366,094 68-64-65-69--266 Richy Werenski (134), $366,094 67-65-65-69--266 Sebastián Muñoz (85), $235,625 69-66-66-66--267 Scottie Scheffler (85), $235,625 65-62-71-69--267 Robby Shelton (85), $235,625 62-65-70-70--267 Viktor Hovland (70), $189,375 68-68-68-64--268

Football AP Top 25 The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 14, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking: Record Pts Pv 1. Clemson (57) 3-0 1545 1 2. Alabama (5) 3-0 1488 2 3. Georgia 3-0 1386 3 4. LSU 3-0 1339 4 5. Oklahoma 3-0 1310 5 6. Ohio St. 3-0 1292 6 7. Notre Dame 2-0 1099 7 8. Auburn 3-0 1079 8 9. Florida 3-0 959 9 10. Utah 3-0 929 11 11. Michigan 2-0 917 10 12. Texas 2-1 888 12 13. Penn St. 3-0 726 13 13. Wisconsin 2-0 726 14 15. UCF 3-0 703 17 16. Oregon 2-1 670 15 17. Texas A&M 2-1 665 16 18. Iowa 3-0 539 19 19. Washington St. 3-0 452 20 20. Boise St. 3-0 277 22 21. Virginia 3-0 252 25 22. Washington 2-1 183 23 23. California 3-0 164 NR 24. Arizona St. 3-0 156 NR 25. TCU 2-0 104 NR Others receiving votes: Kansas St. 91, Oklahoma St. 51, Army 50, Michigan St. 37, Memphis 26, Wake Forest 14, BYU 12, Iowa St. 7, Temple 7, Mississippi St. 4, Appalachian St. 2, Minnesota 1.

NFL Standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 2 0 0 1.000 76 3 Buffalo 2 0 0 1.000 45 30 N.Y. Jets 0 2 0 .000 19 40 Miami 0 2 0 .000 10 102 South Houston 1 1 0 .500 41 42 Indianapolis 1 1 0 .500 43 47 Tennessee 1 1 0 .500 60 32 Jacksonville 0 2 0 .000 38 53 North Baltimore 2 0 0 1.000 82 27 Cleveland 1 1 0 .500 36 46 Cincinnati 0 2 0 .000 37 62 Pittsburgh 0 2 0 .000 29 61 West Kansas City 2 0 0 1.000 68 36 Oakland 1 1 0 .500 34 44 L.A. Chargers 1 1 0 .500 40 37 Denver 0 2 0 .000 30 40 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East Dallas 2 0 0 1.000 66 38 Philadelphia 1 1 0 .500 52 51 N.Y. Giants 0 2 0 .000 31 63 Washington 0 2 0 .000 48 63 South Tampa Bay 1 1 0 .500 37 45 Atlanta 1 1 0 .500 36 48 New Orleans 1 1 0 .500 39 55 Carolina 0 2 0 .000 41 50 North Green Bay 2 0 0 1.000 31 19 Detroit 1 0 1 .750 40 37 Minnesota 1 1 0 .500 44 33 Chicago 1 1 0 .500 19 24 West San Francisco 2 0 0 1.000 72 34 L.A. Rams 2 0 0 1.000 57 36 Seattle 2 0 0 1.000 49 46 Arizona 0 1 1 .250 44 50 Thursday’s Games Tampa Bay 20, Carolina 14 Sunday’s Games Dallas 31, Washington 21 Detroit 13, L.A. Chargers 10 San Francisco 41, Cincinnati 17 Houston 13, Jacksonville 12 Indianapolis 19, Tennessee 17 Baltimore 23, Arizona 17 New England 43, Miami 0 Buffalo 28, N.Y. Giants 14 Seattle 28, Pittsburgh 26 Green Bay 21, Minnesota 16 Kansas City 28, Oakland 10 Chicago 16, Denver 14 L.A. Rams 27, New Orleans 9 Atlanta 24, Philadelphia 20 Monday’s Games Cleveland 23, N.Y. Jets 3 Thursday, Sept. 19 Tennessee at Jacksonville, 4:20 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 Miami at Dallas, 9 a.m. Oakland at Minnesota, 9 a.m. Cincinnati at Buffalo, 9 a.m. Baltimore at Kansas City, 9 a.m. Atlanta at Indianapolis, 9 a.m. Detroit at Philadelphia, 9 a.m. Denver at Green Bay, 9 a.m. N.Y. Jets at New England, 9 a.m. N.Y. Giants at Tampa Bay, 12:05 p.m. Carolina at Arizona, 12:05 p.m. Houston at L.A. Chargers, 12:25 p.m. New Orleans at Seattle, 12:25 p.m. Pittsburgh at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. L.A. Rams at Cleveland, 4:20 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23 Chicago at Washington, 4:15 p.m. All Times ADT

Racing NASCAR Monster Energy C up South Point 400 Results Monday At Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas, Nev.

Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 142.551 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 48 minutes, 34 seconds. Margin of Victory: 4.173 seconds. Caution Flags: 4 for 22 laps. Lead Changes: 24 among 14 drivers. Lap Leaders: C.Bowyer 0-1; D.Suarez 2-30; A.Almirola 31-33; J.Logano 34-42; M.McDowell 43-58; J.Logano 59-83; K.Harvick 84-86; W.Byron 87; J.Logano 88-123; C.Buescher 124; J.Logano 125-157; M.Truex 158-167; J.Logano 168; M.Truex 169-170; C.Elliott 171-181; J.Logano 182; D.Hamlin 183-185; R.Blaney 186; K.Harvick 187-229; C.Elliott 230; W.Byron 231-235; K.Larson 236-237; M.DiBenedetto 238-246; K.Harvick 247; M.Truex 248-267 Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): J.Logano, 6 times for 105 laps; K.Harvick, 3 times for 47 laps; M.Truex, 3 times for 32 laps; D.Suarez, 1 time for 29 laps; M.McDowell, 1 time for 16 laps; C.Elliott, 2 times for 12 laps; M.DiBenedetto, 1 time for 9 laps; W.Byron, 2 times for 6 laps; A.Almirola, 1 time for 3 laps; D.Hamlin, 1 time for 3 laps; K.Larson, 1 time for 2 laps; R.Blaney, 1 time for 1 lap; C.Buescher, 1 time for 1 lap; C.Bowyer, 1 time for 1 lap. Wins: M.Truex, 5; Ky.Busch, 4; D.Hamlin, 4; K.Harvick, 3; B.Keselowski, 3; J.Logano, 2; C.Elliott, 2; A.Bowman, 1; Ku.Busch, 1; E.Jones, 1. Top 16 in Points: 1. M.Truex, 2082; 2. K.Harvick, 2079; 3. J.Logano, 2075; 4. Ky.Busch, 2063; 5. B.Keselowski, 2058; 6. C.Elliott, 2057; 7. D.Hamlin, 2056; 8. K.Larson, 2044; 9. W.Byron, 2040; 10. R.Blaney, 2039; 11. A.Bowman, 2037; 12. A.Almirola, 2033; 13. R.Newman, 2027; 14. Ku.Busch, 2019; 15. C.Bowyer, 2012; 16. E.Jones, 2007.

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


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Sunday’s Games Toronto 6, N.Y. Yankees 4 Boston 6, Philadelphia 3 Cleveland 7, Minnesota 5 Baltimore 8, Detroit 2 Houston 12, Kansas City 3 Oakland 6, Texas 1 L.A. Angels 6, Tampa Bay 4 Seattle 11, Chicago White Sox 10 Monday’s Games Detroit 5, Baltimore 2 Minnesota 5, Chicago White Sox 3 Kansas City 6, Oakland 5 Tuesday’s Games L.A. Angels (Suarez 2-6) at N.Y. Yankees (Severino ), 2:35 p.m. Seattle (Gonzales 15-11) at Pittsburgh (Keller 1-4), 3:05 p.m. Toronto (Thornton 5-9) at Baltimore (Bundy 6-14), 3:05 p.m. Detroit (Boyd 8-11) at Cleveland (Plesac 8-6), 3:10 p.m. San Francisco (Rodríguez 5-9) at Boston (Eovaldi 1-0), 3:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Giolito 14-9) at Minnesota (Pérez 10-7), 3:40 p.m. Texas (Lynn 14-10) at Houston (Verlander 18-6), 4:10 p.m. Kansas City (López 4-7) at Oakland (Anderson 12-9), 6:07 p.m. Tampa Bay (Snell 6-7) at L.A. Dodgers (Stripling 4-4), 6:10 p.m. All Times ADT

NL Standings

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Sunday’s Games Boston 6, Philadelphia 3 Washington 7, Atlanta 0 Milwaukee 7, St. Louis 6 Chicago Cubs 16, Pittsburgh 6 Colorado 10, San Diego 5 San Francisco 2, Miami 1 Cincinnati 3, Arizona 1 L.A. Dodgers 3, N.Y. Mets 2 Monday’s Games Milwaukee 5, San Diego 1 St. Louis 4, Washington 2 Chicago Cubs 8, Cincinnati 2 Colorado 9, N.Y. Mets 4 Arizona 7, Miami 5 Tuesday’s Games Seattle (Gonzales 15-11) at Pittsburgh (Keller 1-4), 3:05 p.m. San Francisco (Rodríguez 5-9) at Boston (Eovaldi 1-0), 3:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Velasquez 6-7) at Atlanta (Keuchel 8-5), 3:20 p.m. San Diego (Paddack 9-7) at Milwaukee (González 2-2), 3:40 p.m. Washington (Corbin 12-7) at St. Louis (Mikolas 9-13), 3:45 p.m. Cincinnati (Gray 10-7) at Chicago Cubs (Darvish 6-6), 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Stroman 8-13) at Colorado (Melville 2-2), 4:40 p.m. Miami (Smith 8-10) at Arizona (Young 7-4), 5:40 p.m. Tampa Bay (Snell 6-7) at L.A. Dodgers (Stripling 4-4), 6:10 p.m. All Times ADT Tigers 5, Orioles 2 Baltimore Detroit

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Means, Kline (6), Eades (8) and Severino; Alexander, Cisnero (7), Farmer (8), McKay (8), J.Jiménez (9) and J.Rogers. W--Alexander 1-3. L--Means 10-11. Sv--J.Jiménez (7). HRs--Baltimore, Mancini (33). Detroit, Mercer (9). Twins 5, White Sox 3 Chicago Minnesota

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R.López, J.Fry (6), Cordero (7), Herrera (8) and McCann; Berríos, Duffey (8), Romo (9), T.Rogers (9) and Garver. W--Berríos 13-8. L--R.López 9-14. Sv--T. Rogers (27). HRs--Chicago, McCann (17), E.Jiménez (28). Royals 11, Athletics 5 Kansas City Oakland

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Richards, Yardley (4), Bolanos (5), G.Reyes (8) and Hedges; Davies, Peralta (6), Claudio (8), J.Jackson (9) and Grandal. W--Davies 10-7. L--Richards 0-1. HRs--Milwaukee, T.Shaw (7). Cardinals 4, Nationals 2 Washington St. Louis

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Strasburg, Rainey (6), Doolittle (7), Strickland (7), Suero (8) and Gomes; Dak.Hudson, Brebbia (8), A.Miller (8), C.Martínez (9) and Molina. W--Dak. Hudson 16-7. L--Doolittle 6-5. Sv--C.Martínez (20). HRs--Washington, Rendon (34). St. Louis, Ozuna (28). Cubs 8, Reds 2 Cincinnati Chicago

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P.Lopez, Guerrero (7), Kinley (7), K.Keller (8), J.Smith (8) and Alfaro; Ray, Y.López (7), Chafin (7), Hirano (7), Crichton (8), McFarland (8), Ginkel (9) and C.Kelly. W--Hirano 5-5. L--Guerrero 1-2. Sv-Ginkel (1). HRs--Miami, N.Walker (7). Arizona, Escobar (35).

Soccer MLS Standings Eastern Conference W L T Pts GF GA New York City FC 16 5 9 57 56 37 Philadelphia 15 8 7 52 55 43 Atlanta 15 11 3 48 48 36 Toronto FC 12 10 9 45 53 49 D.C. United 12 10 9 45 40 38 New York 12 13 5 41 49 48 New England 10 10 10 40 45 52 Montreal 11 16 4 37 42 57 Chicago 9 12 10 37 48 43 Orlando City 9 13 9 36 40 44 Columbus 9 15 7 34 36 45 Cincinnati 6 21 3 21 30 72 Western Conference Los Angeles FC 19 4 7 64 77 33 Seattle 14 9 7 49 50 47 Minnesota 14 10 6 48 49 40 Real Salt Lake 14 12 4 46 42 38 LA Galaxy 14 13 3 45 49 49 San Jose 13 12 5 44 49 46 Portland 13 12 4 43 45 42 FC Dallas 12 11 7 43 47 42 Sporting Kansas City 10 13 7 37 44 54 Colorado 10 15 6 36 51 58 Houston 10 16 4 34 41 51 Vancouver 7 15 9 30 32 54 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. Saturday, September 14 New York City FC 2, San Jose 1 Chicago 4, FC Dallas 0 Columbus 3, Atlanta 1 Cincinnati 1, Montreal 0 New England 3, Orlando City 3, tie Los Angeles FC 1, Philadelphia 1, tie Vancouver 2, Houston 1 Sunday, September 15 D.C. United 1, Portland 0 Toronto FC 3, Colorado 2 Minnesota 3, Real Salt Lake 1 Seattle 4, New York 2 LA Galaxy 7, Sporting Kansas City 2 Wednesday, September 18 Atlanta at Cincinnati, 3:30 p.m. New York at Portland, 6:30 p.m. FC Dallas at Seattle, 6:30 p.m. All Times ADT

Basketball WNBA Playoff Glance (x-if necessary) Second Round Sunday, Sept 15 Los Angeles 92, Seattle 69 Las Vegas 93, Chicago 92 Semifinals (Best-of-5) Washington vs. Las Vegas Tuesday, Sept. 17: Las Vegas at Washington, 4:30 p.m. Connecticut vs. Los Angeles Tuesday, Sept. 17: Los Angeles at Connecticut, 2:30 p.m. All Times ADT


BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES -- Named Matt Blood director of player development; Kevin Buck director of baseball administration; and Mike Snyder director of pro scouting. Promoted Brad Ciolek to supervisor, domestic scouting operations; Di Zou to manager, baseball systems; and Hendrik Herz and Chad Tatum to scouting analysts. Claimed RHP Eric Hanhold off waivers from the New York Mets. Designated LHP Ty Blach for assignment. National League CINCINNATI REDS -- Selected the contract of INF Christian Colón from Louisville (IL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES -- Claimed INF Corban Joseph off waivers from San Francisco. SAN DIEGO PADRES -- Recalled C Luis Torrens from Amarillo (TL). Reinstated RHP Garrett Richards from the 60-day IL. Transferred LHP Adrian Morejon to the 60-day IL. FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS -- Waived injured DT Ra’Shede Hageman. CLEVELAND BROWNS -- Signed RB Elijah McGuire from the practice squad. Placed QB Drew Stanton on injured reserve. GREEN BAY PACKERS -- Placed S Raven Greene on injured reserve. MINNESOTA VIKINGS -- Signed CB Mark Fields to the practice squad. NEW YORK GIANTS -- Claimed TE Kaden Smith off waivers by the San Francisco 49ers. Waived RB Paul Perkins. NEW YORK JETS -- Signed QB Luke Falk from the practice squad. Waived S Bennett Jackson. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS -- Signed WR Amara Darboh to the practice squad. Wavied WR Emanuel Hall from the practice squad. Canadian Football League EDMONTON ESKIMOS -- Signed DL Stefan Charles, DL Jeremiah Clarke, OL Tristan Nichelson and DB Robert Priester to the practice roster. HOCKEY National Hockey League ARIZONA COYOTES -- Assigned G David Tendeck, D Axel Bergvist, D Dennis Busby, D Connor Hall, D Brady Lyle, C Liam Kirk, C David Levin, C Valentin Nussbaumer and RW Eric Uba to their junior teams. COLLEGE FORDHAM -- Named Lindsey Scherf assistant track and field/cross country coach. MINNESOTA STATE -- Named Scott Nelson director of marketing and community engagemant. PROVIDENCE -- Named Kevin Gould men’s assistant lacrosse coach/offensive coordinator. RANDOLPH -- Named Shakena Richardson women’s assistant basketball coach. VIRGINIA -- Signed men’s basketball coach Tony Bennett to a one-year contract extension.


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Peninsula Clarion

Truex Jr. collects opening round win By Jenna Fryer AP Racing Writer

LAS VEGAS — Martin Truex Jr. clearly had one of the best teams this season as he rolled to four victories before the end of June. Then he hit a slump of sports, nearly three months without a win, but his Joe Gibbs Racing team remained confident it would challenge for the championship. A win in the opening race of NASCAR’s playoffs solidified their beliefs. Truex won for the fifth time this season Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and earned an automatic berth into the second round of the playoffs. He’s won the playoff opener in three of the last four seasons, including 2017 when he won the Cup title. “Welcome back,” Truex screamed to his team over his radio as he crossed the finish line. He later added “I feel awesome” about his chances to make the final four and race for the championship in the November finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. “If we can get to Homestead, we are going to be tough to handle. But we’ve got to get there first,” he said. The Truex victory on an up-and-down day for Joe Gibbs Racing still cemented the Toyota team as the organization to beat for the Cup in this 10-race playoff series. JGR has 14 wins this season through 27 races. Truex chased down Kevin Harvick, who was slowed by traffic, to cut into Harvick’s lead and eventually make the pass for the win — and the automatic secondround spot — on the outside with 20 laps remaining. “I was able to hustle the

car there at the end and get the lead and drive away,” Truex said. “These next two weeks are all about bonus points. This is big today to get six (points). Those are really important to get to (the finale).” Las Vegas was a brutal opener for a handful of title contenders, including Kurt Busch, who crashed when his tire went flat and he finished last in the field. Erik Jones had an earlier mechanical issue and finished four spots higher in 36th. The top 10 finishers were all playoff contenders as Truex was followed by Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman, William Byron, Kyle Larson, reigning series champion Joey Logano and Ryan Newman. Harvick credited his Stewart-Haas Racing team with making massive gains all weekend to get him to a second-place finish. “We were way off when we got here this weekend. They just kept working. We qualified well,” Harvick said. “I knew the Gibbs cars would be tough. Martin was just so much better on the second half of the run. He made up that ground there, was able to stay close enough to us. My car started to get loose and push the front. It was just in kind of a four wheel drift. We really had OK speed at the first stage, but I still felt like the Gibbs cars were better than us.” Kyle Busch hit the wall just five laps into the race and dropped two laps off the pace while his car was repaired. The regular-season champion finished 18th but was on track to finish fourth until he ran into the lapped car of Garrett Smithley nearing the end of the race.

Cardinals get past Nationals By The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Marcell Ozuna drove in four runs and threw out a runner at home plate from left field, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over the Washington Nationals 4-2 on Monday night. St. Louis retained its twogame lead over the secondplace Chicago Cubs in the NL Central. Washington is onehalf game ahead of the Cubs for the top NL wild card. Nationals manager Dave Martinez missed the game following a heart procedure in Washington, and bench coach Chip Hale was in charge of the dugout.

Senzatela (10-10). Starting their last road trip of the regular season, the Mets built a 4-1 lead on Jeff McNeil’s two-run homer in the third that stopped an 0-for-13 slump and Amed Rosario’s RBI double in the fourth.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Brett Phillips hit a tying home run off Liam Hendricks in the ninth inning, Adalberto Mondesi followed with an RBI double and Kansas City ended Oakland’s six-game winning streak. The Athletics’ lead over Tampa Bay for the top AL wild card was cut to one game. Cleveland is 1 1/2 games behind the Rays.

DENVER — Pitcher Antonio Senzatela hit a tying, two-run single that ended a year-long 0-for-44 slide at the plate, Trevor Story followed three pitches later with a three-run homer of Steven Matz to cap a six-run fourth inning and Colorado drop New York five games back for the second NL wild card with 12 games to play. Brandon Nimmo, batting leadoff for the first time since May 17, opened the game with a home run off

(92-58) are assured of their best record since finishing 94-68 nine years ago.



CHIC AG O — Kyle Schwarber hit a three-run homer and made a diving catch in left field, helping Chicago win its fifth straight. Nicholas Castellanos added a two-run double in the eighth inning as the Cubs moved a season-high 14 games above .500. Chicago has outscored its opponents 59-18 during its win streak. The Cubs (82-68) pulled within a half-game of Washington for the top spot in the wild-card standings and stayed two games back of NL Central-leading St. Louis, which held off the Nationals for a 4-2 win.



to play and also would have to leapfrog Milwaukee, Philadelphia and the New York Mets.



PHOENIX — Robbie Ray pitched 5 2/3 innings of no-hit ball, Jake Lamb hit a crucial three-run double and Arizona rallied to beat Miami. The Diamondbacks, clinging to slim postseason hopes, remained 5 1/2 games back of the Chicago Cubs for the second NL wild card with 11

MINNEAPOLIS — José Berríos pitched into the eighth inning to win his second straight start, Mitch Garver hit a go-ahead double and Minnesota increased its lead to five games in the AL Central. Seeking their first division title since 2010, the Twins

MILWAUKEE — Corey Spangenberg drove in three runs, including a tiebreaking, two-run triple in the fourth inning, and Milwaukee kept up a playoff push with its 10th win in 11 games. The Brewers remained one game behind the Chicago Cubs for the NL’s second wild card and three games back of St. Louis, the NL Central leader.

TIGERS 5, ORIOLES 2 DETROIT — Jordy Mercer hit a two-run homer in the first inning, and Detroit split a four-game series between the teams with the worst records in the major leagues. After the first series in American League history between teams in 50 or more games under .500, Detroit (45-104) has a 3 1/2-game “lead” over Baltimore (49-101) for the top pick in June’s amateur draft, which goes to the club with the lowest winning percentage this season.

Europe rallies to claim Solheim Cup By The Associated Press GLENEAGLES, Scotland — Suzann Pettersen hit the final putt of the Solheim Cup, and as it turned out, the final putt of her career. Pettersen holed a 7-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole at Gleneagles as Europe won the last three matches to capture the Solheim Cup on Sunday, 14 1/2-13 1/2, in the most tension-filled finish in

Solheim Cup history. When it was over, the 38-year-old from Norway announced her retirement from professional golf. “Yeah, this is it. I’m completely done,” she said. “It doesn’t get any better.”

Niemann became the first player from Chile to win on the PGA Tour, closing with a 6-under 64 for a six-stroke victory in A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier. The 20-year-old Niemann entered the final round of the season opener with a twostroke lead and held off challenges from Tom Hoge and Richy Werenski. He is the first 54-hole leader to win at The


Greenbrier since the tournament began in 2010. Niemann birdied the final three holes and finished at 21-under 259 at Old White TPC. It marks the first year since 1931 that there has been more than one PGA Tour winner under 21. Matthew Wolff won the 3M Open in June at 20 years, 2 months.

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4 PM 4:30 5 PM 5:30 6 PM 6:30 7 PM 7:30 8 PM 8:30 9 PM 9:30 10 PM 10:30 11 PM 11:30 Family Feud Family Feud Family Feud ABC World (N) ‘PG’ (N) ‘PG’ ‘PG’ News

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Wheel of For- Bachelor in Paradise (N) ‘14’ tune (N) ‘G’

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Dog Bounty Dog Bounty Hunter Hunter Peter Lamas Beauty (N) (Live) ‘G’ Wife Swap Florida and Arizo- Wife Swap Professional body- Wife Swap “Browne/Robna mothers swap lives. ‘PG’ builder; little people. ‘PG’ inson” A diva mom swaps lives. ‘PG’ Law & Order: Special Vic- Modern Fam- Modern Fam- Modern Fam- Modern Famtims Unit ‘14’ ily ‘PG’ ily ‘PG’ ily ‘PG’ ily ‘PG’ American American Family Guy Family Guy The Big Bang The Big Bang Dad ‘14’ Dad “Con ‘14’ ‘14’ Theory ‘14’ Theory ‘PG’ Heir” ‘14’ (3:30) Super- “Jack Reacher” (2012, Action) Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Robert Duvall. natural A former military investigator probes a sniper attack. MLB Baseball Teams TBA. (N) (Live)

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(:01) Bring the Funny The Channel 2 (:34) The Tonight Show Star- (:37) Late first-ever winner is crowned. News: Late ring Jimmy Fallon (N) ‘14’ Night With (N) ‘14’ Edition (N) Seth Meyers Country Music “Hillbilly Shakespeare (1945-1953)” Country Amanpour and Company (N) stars of post-war America. ‘14’

Dog’s Most Wanted “Chasing Married ... Married ... Willie Boy” ‘14’ With With Earth Brands Footwear (N) Temp-tations Presentable (Live) ‘G’ Kitchen (N) (Live) ‘G’ “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” (2005, Comedy-Drama) Kimberly Elise, Steve Harris, Shemar Moore. A woman starts over after her husband leaves her. WWE SmackDown! (N Same-day Tape) ‘PG’

The Big Bang The Big Bang Impractical Theory ‘14’ Theory ‘14’ Jokers ‘14’

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(:15) “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” (2016, Action) Tom Cruise. Jack “Oblivion” (2013, Science Fiction) Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman. A strangReacher goes on the lam to investigate a conspiracy. er’s arrival triggers one man’s battle to save mankind. SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter With Scott Van SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter Pelt (N) (Live) (3:00) WNBA Basketball WNBA Basketball Semifinal: Teams TBA. Game 1. (N) (Live) College Football 150: The Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show College Football 150: The Now or Never MLB Baseball Teams TBA. (N Same-day Semifinal: Teams TBA. (N) American Game (N) (N) American Game (N) Tape) (3:00) MLB Baseball Seattle Mariners at Pittsburgh Pirates. Mariners Mariners Pre- MLB Baseball Seattle Mariners at Pittsburgh Pirates. From PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Mariners Seahawks College Soccer Washington From PNC Park in Pittsburgh. (N) (Live) Postgame game Postgame Press Pass at Seattle. 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A Chi- The 700 Club “Another Cinderella Story” (1996, Children’s) Voices of Tom Hulce. once-mighty demigod and a teen sail across the ocean. nese maiden disguises herself as a man. (2008, Children’s) Say Yes to Say Yes to Say Yes to Say Yes to The Little Couple “The Scare The Little Couple “Big Up- The Little Couple (N) ‘G’ Outdaughtered “Quints on the High Seas” The Busbys go on The Little Couple “Big Upthe Dress the Dress the Dress the Dress Boat” ‘G’ dates: Namaste” (N) ‘G’ a Disney cruise. ‘PG’ dates: Namaste” ‘G’ Bering Sea Gold “Closing the Bering Sea Gold Shawn ex- Bering Sea Gold: Dredged Bering Sea Gold Vern returns (:01) Bering Sea Gold “Dou- (:02) Undercover Billionaire (:03) Bering Sea Gold “Enter Bering Sea Gold “Double Gap” ‘14’ tends his sluice. ‘14’ Up (N) ‘14’ with a mission. ‘14’ ble Down” (N) ‘14’ “Episode 7” (N) ‘PG’ A Titan” ‘14’ Down” ‘14’ Josh Gates’ Destination Expedition Unknown “The Expedition Unknown ‘PG’ Expedition Unknown “Hitler’s Stolen Treasure” Josh search- Code of the Wild A pirate’s Code of the Wild “Aztecs in Code of the Wild A pirate’s Truth ‘PG’ Real Robin Hood” ‘PG’ es for Nazi treasure. 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Supermarket Stakeout Chopped “Bizarre Baskets!” Chopped Bizarre ingredicargot!” ‘G’ strong spice blend. ‘G’ kets” ‘G’ the entree basket. ‘G’ (N) ‘G’ (N) ‘G’ ‘G’ ents. ‘G’ Shark Tank ‘PG’ Shark Tank ‘PG’ Shark Tank A “hate connec- The Profit “Coopersburg The Profit “Growing Pains at The Profit “Flex Watches” Dateline A woman dies after Dateline Steven Avery murder investigation. ‘PG’ tion” app. ‘PG’ Sports” ‘PG’ Mr. Green Tea” ‘PG’ ‘PG’ hosting a party. ‘PG’ Tucker Carlson Tonight (N) Hannity (N) The Ingraham Angle (N) Fox News at Night With Tucker Carlson Tonight Hannity The Ingraham Angle Fox News at Night With Shannon Bream (N) Shannon Bream (:10) The Of- (:45) The Of- (:15) The Office “Sexual Ha- (5:50) The Of- (:25) The Of- The Comedy Central Roast “Alec Baldwin” Alec Baldwin Tosh.0 (N) The Jim Jef- The Daily Lights Out-D. (:05) Tosh.0 (:36) Tosh.0 fice ‘14’ fice ‘14’ rassment” ‘14’ fice ‘14’ fice ‘14’ takes the hot seat. ‘MA’ ‘14’ feries Show Show Spade ‘14’ ‘14’ (3:00) “Jack the Giant Slayer” (2013) Nicho- “Red” (2010, Action) Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich. The “Red 2” (2013, Action) Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker. Futurama Futurama Futurama las Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson. CIA targets a team of former agents for assassination. Retired operatives return to retrieve a lethal device. ‘PG’ ‘PG’ ‘PG’


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Mom wants to end daughter’s sleepovers with her boyfriend DEAR ABBY: My grandchildren. My mis40-year-old daughtake was not having said ter, “Marta,” and I are anything to her the first widows. I’m retired, time it happened. How and my daughter has should I proceed now? a small home-based — BOTHERED IN business. She and her CALIFORNIA three children live with me. Because the cost DEAR BOTHERED: of living is high in our Proceed by having an city, living together has conversation with Dear Abby adult allowed us to pool our your daughter and tell Jeanne Phillips resources and co-parent her exactly how you feel my grandkids. about this arrangement. Marta has had a boyfriend for a While whether or not the boyfriend year and a half. I have not warmed to is good enough for Marta is not your him. He has four kids by a previous decision to make — face it, she’s 40 girlfriend or wife. The youngest is 18 now — the talk may clear the air. If months old. He works at a grocery her sex life is important to her, she store, and I just don’t see a viable may opt to look for another place to future for my daughter with him. live, so don’t be surprised if she does. My dilemma: She sneaks him in, and he spends the night several DEAR ABBY: I had major surgery nights a week. Marta never asked eight months ago. When I came out my permission. I guess she assumed from under the anesthesia, I was it is OK. To me it is unseemly and disappointed to find my wife wasn’t untrustworthy on both their parts. there. It turned out she had left the It sends the wrong message to my hospital to have lunch with my sister

instead of eating on-site. I have expressed my disappointment to her twice, and I know she regrets not being there, but every few months the memory of what felt like abandonment rises up and depression sets in, often for several days. How do I let this go? — POST-SURGERY BLUES DEAR P.S.B.: Your wife did not abandon you; she had lunch with your sister. It was a mistake she regrets. You were feeling helpless and vulnerable, which is normal. I’m wondering if your reaction could be connected to the surgery or medications. Please talk about this with your doctor. If that doesn’t help, a licensed mental health professional can help you get beyond this. Your doctor or health care provider can refer you to someone who can help with these episodes of depression. DEAR ABBY: My dear friend has a terrible habit of ALWAYS talking about her husband, “Ben-

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHH What appears to be too good to be true just might be. What you can count on is that the unexpected is likely to occur. Keep your eyes on whatever areas make you feel vulnerable. Financial ups and downs could occur. Tonight: Go with the flow.

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GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHH Know when to back off. When you no longer feel in control, and if you experience or hear information that challenges you, back off. Do some deep thinking. You will be coming to terms with mixed vibes. Tonight: Not to be found.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH You could be too tired for your own good. The unexpected is a significant theme in your day. A boss or higher-up reverses gears, leaving you speechless. You do not need to say anything. Just be aware someone around you could be treading quicksand soon. Tonight: A must appearance.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Dear Heloise: Last month, my water bill was through the roof. Shocked, I contacted my water company. They told me to check for a leaky toilet or sprinkler system. Another source of dollars down the drain, according to the water company? Pump- and valvecontaining units, such as the water softener and the swimming pool. The company has an online video that helped me figure out what was leaking. — John T. in Texas John, glad you got a handle on your situation. Readers, did you know that one study states over 10% of the water “used” in your home is actually lost to a repairable leak? Contact your water company to learn more about leaks. — Heloise


Dear Heloise: Why do the people who

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HHHH What you believed was a sure bet turns out to be unpredictable at best. Learn to ride the wave of the moment. You might find this moment uncomfortable as you prefer more stability. Tonight: Add some excitement to your love life.

HHHH Deal individually with someone who always seems to stir the pot. You need to own your own feelings toward this person. You might not be sure of the best thing to do. Experiment with one approach, but be ready to try another way. Tonight: Be a duo.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH You might opt to stay close to home. Stay centered and work with an unexpected situation. Your stability and views might contribute to some of the stress around a particular issue. You are stubborn at times. Tonight: Order in.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH Be ready, and do not fight deferring to another person. You like control, and you like to maintain control. This situation could be difficult at times, but letting go affirms your thoughts about the other party. Tonight: Choose wild. Choose excitement.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

HHHHH Look to positive change and be forthright. You might be surprised by all that happens around a co-worker or by what suddenly affects your day. Recognize the role of the unexpected in your day when

ROACHES RUNNING RAMPANT Dear Heloise: I have a terrible time with roaches in my home. I scrub and disinfect all my surfaces and never leave food out. What can I do? — Hailey G. in New York Hailey, use my mother’s recipe: Combine equal parts boric acid powder (usually sold in hardware stores or drugstores) and sugar, and mix well. Put the powder in lids and place in the back of cabinets, under sinks, etc. Sprinkle in crevices, and for those of you who are building or remodeling, sprinkle inside your walls. However, keep children and pets away from this mixture. Boric acid can be harmful if ingested, even in small amounts. — Heloise


HHHH Speak your mind and express your perception of what seems like a changeable situation. Use care with the words that you choose, your interactions and how you handle mechanical equipment. Tonight: Spontaneity rules.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

make ladies pajamas not always attach a pocket on every pair? We all need a tissue sometimes! I read your hints in the Bluefield (W.Va.) Daily Telegraph and find them useful. — Edna M., Peterstown, W.Va.

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it appears. Use this moment well. Tonight: Work out.

HHHHH A realization could be tumultuous and force you to do some heavy thinking, Whatever insight you gain is likely to affect your perspective and the way you present yourself. Break past a resistance. Tonight: Follow the music.

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This year, your innate skills emerge or evolve. You develop an even stronger sense of control and power. Your perspective on money evolves. Many people gravitate toward you, but others sense your power and back off. If single, you will need to let go of a need to control in order to really experience the caring that could evolve between you and another person. If you’re attached, the two of you learn to experience and accept your differences. A sense of renewal marks your bond this year. Respect your differences, and you will build your bond. TAURUS is stubborn and slow to change. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

least expect it, you find yourself on a downhill plunge. No matter; keep the faith, maintain a positive outlook and all could turn around. Tonight: Express your renowned charm.

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PORTLAND, Ore. — A catlike creature in Oregon’s coastal forests that’s so rare it was once thought to be extinct can no longer be hunted, trapped or collected as roadkill under new rules that could go into effect as soon as next week, officials said Monday. The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted 4-3 on Friday to ban the trapping of a subspecies of the Humboldt marten in western Oregon, where there are fewer

than 200 of its kind remaining. The rules also ban all commercial and recreational trapping in Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and all traps and snares suspended in trees in the Siskiyou and Siuslaw national forests — the two forests where the coastal martens are found. “If any species needs our help, it’s the Humboldt marten, so it’s great that the state has finally taken an important step to protect them,” said George Sexton with KS Wild, an environmental group based in southern Oregon.

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A coastal Pacific marten is shown on a remote camera in the Siuslaw National Forest, Oregon, in 2015.

Two other subspecies of the Humboldt marten — in Oregon’s Cascade Range and Blue Mountains — are not included in the ban and are not imperiled. The meat-eating Humboldt marten is about the size of a kitten and is related to minks. It has sleek brown fur, pointy ears and a sharp nose and can be aggressive, despite its cuddly appearance. The subspecies in question lives in southern Oregon and northern California and is so rare it was thought to be extinct until a remote camera snapped a picture

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