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State public defender named ANCHORAGE — Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s office has announced the appointment of an Anchorage attorney as Alaska’s new Public Defender. The Tuesday announcement says Samantha Cherot fills the position held by longtime Public Defender Quinlan Steiner, who resigned in April. A news release from the governor’s office says Cherot most recently worked as an assistant public defender in Anchorage. Steiner had initially planned to resign when his replacement was appointed. But Dunleavy spokesman Matt Shuckerow says that under state law, the governor and Judicial Council can only act to fill that vacancy after the vacancy occurs. Shuckerow says Steiner left the job April 12. He says public advocacy attorney Beth Goldstein has worked as acting Public Defender since Steiner’s departure.

Police ID man found killed ANCHORAGE — Anchorage police have released the name of a man found dead last week on the city’s east side. Police say the man killed was 49-year-old Reid Labeck. A passer-by Thursday night found Labeck’s body at a wooded camp south of Debarr Road and Boston Street. Homicide detectives concluded that Labeck had suffered trauma to his body and classified the case as a homicide. Police have asked witnesses with information or surveillance video to contact them.

Troopers say man killed brother, attempted suicide ANCHORAGE — Alaska State Troopers say a southwest Alaska man shot and killed his brother and then turned the gun on himself. Troopers say the Akiachak shooter survived the shotgun blast and was flown to Seattle for treatment of life-threatening injuries. Troopers took a call on the shootings Friday night. Troopers say a 32-year-old man argued over alcohol with his 36-year-old brother, retrieved a shotgun and shot the older man in the face, killing him. — Associated Press

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Tentative deal struck, strike averted By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

An educator and support staff strike was averted hours before it was slated to begin, early Tuesday morning, when the school district and two employee associations reached a tentative agreement.

The agreement for a three-year contract, reached at 1:37 a.m., will be effective between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2021. “We’re glad we didn’t have to go on strike,” Kenai Peninsula Education Association President David Brighton said. “Teachers are very excited to be back in their classrooms and working

with students. No one wanted that interruption to the education process. I’m also very thankful for the community support that we felt throughout this process.” The associations and the district had been negotiating for a contract for nearly 600 days, and bargaining was snagged on the rising cost

of health care. After contract negotiations hit a standstill last week, the education associations notified the school district Friday of their intent to strike. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District presented the See deal, Page A3

election 2019 | Borough Assembly

Meet the candidates Profiles by Brian Mazurek u Peninsula Clarion

The assembly candidates for District 3 were each asked a series of general questions and one question specific to each candidate’s background.

Jesse Bjorkman Nikiski resident Jesse Bjorkman is seeking a seat in District 3 — representing the Nikiski area — on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly. The seat is currently held by Wayne Ogle. According to his candidate file, Bjorkman

is a teacher, fisherman and radio talk show host. Jesse Bjorkman Bjorkman has been an Alaska resident for 10 years, his file says. He attended

Michigan State University where he received a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary social science with a focus in international relations and economics. Bjorkman has been a precinct leader in District 29 for the Alaska GOP since 2014 and currently teaches history at Nikiski Middle/High School.

What makes you qualified to serve on the assembly? I have a lot of experience paying attention to local politics, and seeing how the assembly interacts with itself as well as the state government has given me a lot of insight into some ideas for the assembly to work better

with the mayor — to come to agreements on what to do to move the community of Nikiski and the Kenai Peninsula Borough forward. And not simply have disagreements for the sake of disagreeing sometimes. So the experience I bring to the table is

Nikiski Hardware & Supply. He has been a resident of John Quick Alaska since 2015, his file says. Quick has a bachelor’s in business administration from Northwest University. He

previously served as the chief of staff to borough Mayor Charlie Pierce and was Department of Administration Commissioner Designee for Gov. Mike Dunleavy. What makes you qualified to serve on the assembly? Well, there’s actually only a couple qualifications for the borough.

You’ve got to be a certain age and if you have to be a resident of the borough. More importantly, I think, is I have a real passion to serve, and so I think that being part of the assembly, whether you’re on a service board or an assembly member or just somebody that’s volunteering service is a big part of that. It’s actually so

important to me that I’m going to withdraw myself from taking a paycheck, health care benefits and a retirement plan from the borough, and just be an actual volunteer if elected as the assembly person. What do you hope to accomplish while serving on the assembly?

has lived in Nikiski for 37 years and has owned and operated a Joseph Ross gravel business, Alaska Roadrunners LLC, since 1993. Ross has

previously served nine years on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Road Service Area Board as an at-large member from 1999-2008. What makes you qualified to serve on the assembly? I would say my years of being in the community and being involved in

things. You know, you’ve got people that run for positions, and it doesn’t matter if it’s a service area board or an assembly position or city council or whatever, but you have people that run that, you don’t know what their reason for running is. Maybe it’s one concern, one issue, and they want to do

something about that one thing. I’ve been involved in all kinds of stuff here. I’ve volunteered for lots of places, Habitat for Humanity and After the Bell and over at the Food Bank and that kind of stuff. I’m active at the Nikiski Senior Center, and they

John Quick Nikiski resident John Quick is seeking a seat in District 3 — representing Nikiski — on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly. The seat is currently held by Wayne Ogle. According to his candidate file, Quick is currently the managing director of

Joseph Ross Nikiski resident Joseph Ross is running for the District 3 seat — representing Nikiski — on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly. The seat is currently held by Wayne Ogle. According to his candidate file, Ross

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Native women say police ignored rapes in Nome By Victoria McKenzie Associated Press

NOME — There’s not much that scares Susie. As an Alaska Native woman, she thrives amid sub-zero winters in her village near the Arctic Circle, and camps with her family each summer at the Bering Sea, catching, drying and smoking salmon to put away for winter. But Susie is afraid to return to Nome. The man who raped her, she says, is still there. “Just scares me, and I’m scared to see him, and thinking what he might do,” she says. “But I’m not scared in the village, or any other villages, because I know he won’t come. “But Nome is like … I don’t really like to overnight in Nome.” He is a free man — no charges were filed against him. Susie reported to Nome police that she had been assaulted and went with the investigating officer to the hospital, where a forensic nurse was prepared to perform a sexual assault exam. But the officer told the nurse not to bother, according to a hospital record that Susie released to The Associated Press . “The Officer stated that he was going to cancel the exam because he had already talked to the suspect and the man admitted that he ‘had sex’ with the patient but that it was consensual,” the nurse wrote in the report. “Therefore the officer did not see a need for an exam.” Susie’s story isn’t uncommon in

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Three men shovel snow from the roof of a grocery store Feb. 14 as a statue of one of the “Three Lucky Swedes,” credited with discovering gold in the late 19th century, stands in the foreground, in Nome. The city later added statues of two Alaska Native boys who led him to find the gold.

Nome, a city of fewer than 4,000 fulltime residents that serves as a regional hub for dozens of smaller villages across western Alaska’s Bering Strait region. Rape survivors and their supporters told the AP that the city’s police department has often failed to investigate sexual assaults or keep survivors informed about what, if anything, is happening with their cases. Survivors and advocates contend that Nome police pay less attention and investigate less aggressively when sexual assaults are reported by Alaska Native women. More than half of Nome’s population is Alaska

Native, largely of Yupik heritage or — like Susie — of Inupiaq heritage. All of its police department’s sworn officers are non-Native. It has one female sworn officer. In many ways, Nome mirrors the national debate that has gained momentum over the past three years in the wake of a series of sexual abuse scandals involving entertainers, Hollywood moguls and politicians. Nome’s grassroots struggle illustrates how one American hometown is wrestling with issues of sexual violence and law enforcement — and how a history of racial disparity and unacknowledged trauma has impeded efforts to address

what the human rights group Amnesty USA has called an epidemic of sexual assaults against Native women across the United States. In 2013 — the year Susie reported she had been sexually assaulted — Nome police received 33 calls about sexual assaults against adults. That year, the department made one arrest on a sexual assault charge. In all, Nome police records show, the department fielded 372 calls about sexual assaults against adults from 2008 through 2017. During that span, 30 cases — 8% of the total — led to arrests on sexual assault charges. By comparison, a study of six police departments across the U.S. published this year by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Lowell found that just under 19% of sexual assault reports led to arrests. Even that arrest rate raises questions about how seriously police agencies take sexual violence, according to criminal justice experts and advocates for sexual assault survivors. Police agencies in big cities, suburbs and small towns have been accused of failing to test DNA evidence gathered in thousands of rape cases ; dismissing rape reports because officers believed that victims did not “fight back” hard enough; and showing less concern about rape complaints from African Americans, Native Americans and other less powerful groups. In Nome, local officials defend the police department, saying low staffing See rapes, Page A15


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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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Mostly cloudy with occasional rain

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Soldotna mayor remembered The community gathered Monday night to remember John ‘Nels’ Anderson, who died Tuesday, Sept. 10 from health complications. A family physician who delivered more than 5,000 babies on the peninsula, Anderson was serving as Soldotna mayor when he died. He was elected to serve as mayor of Soldotna in 2017 and previously served as Soldotna’s mayor from 2013 to 2015. He also served on city council from 2009 to 2012 and on the Kenai

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story and photo by Victoria Petersen / Peninsula Clarion

Memorabilia belonging to the late Dr. John “Nels” Anderson, who was serving as Soldotna’s Mayor, were on display Monday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex during a community memorial service.

Peninsula Borough School District’s Board of Education for about 15 years prior to that. The memorial included

a community potluck and a slideshow displaying pictures of Anderson to more than 75 attendees.

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Robert Thomas Jerome Poletti August 3, 1962 - September 1, 2019

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Robert “Chilly” Thomas Jerome Poletti, 57, of Port Richey, FL, born Friday, August 3, 1962, in St. Louis, MO, passed away Sunday, September 1, 2019 in Chicago, IL. Robert worked as a Millwright Manager for Chicago Beverage Systems LLC. He was a member of Millwrights Local 1102. In his youth, Robert “Chilly” was a phenomenal hockey player playing in areas around Peoria, Chicago, and Detroit, until eventually being recruited to play for the Calgary Flames for a short stint all throughout rocking his favorite number 19. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and outdoorsman. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph William Poletti Jr., mother, Virginia Renois. Surviving are his wife, Michele Poletti of Port Richey, FL, step-children, Quinn Dozier, Dillon Smith, brothers, Bill (Jackie) Poletti of Fairview Heights, IL, John (Lynn) Poletti of Hamel, IL, Paul Poletti of Handy, MO, Richard Poletti of Willard, MO, sister, Mary (Wesley) DeVany of Vancover, WA, many dear nieces and nephews Condolences may be expressed online at www. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family via Cash App: $MichelePolettieeyore A Memorial Gathering will be held on Monday, September 23rd at 1:00 pm at the home of Josh Poletti; 3 Summit Station St. Charles, MO 63303.

On the one year anniversary of her passing, some of you in the community might still be wondering whatever happened to my mother, Joann Odd? As her firstborn, I have to apologize for the rest of my family members that failed to notify family or community of her passing before now. Joann died September 24, of last year in the home built for her by her late husband, Russell, who passed earlier in 2003.  Joann had gained an exceptional knowledge and love for Alaska over the years. Her previous decades long employment working for the ‘Milepost” and “Alaska” Magazine afforded her the opportunity to explore even the most remote parts of the state.  That rich knowledge is what guided my parents decision to move to KPB more than 30 years ago. When dad passed, Joann continued to live alone, and my family is grateful to the entire KPB community for providing the “safety net” that made it possible for her to live, up until her last day, in her own home within the community she loved so much. Survived by her daughter Michelle, granddaughter Jennifer, and great-granddaughter Amberly, she is missed.

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around the peninsula Truimvirate Theatre meeting

7th annual craft bazaar

There will be a public meeting at Truimvirate Theatre Sept. 24 at 7 p.m., to identify project proposals for the Salamatof area with funding provided by the Community Assistance Program.

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 and $40).

Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association Meeting Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association Board of Directors will meet Saturday, Saturday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m., in the conference room at its Kenai office located at 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road. The meeting is open to the public and an agenda will be posted at

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

Hospice grief group

Please join President Dr. Keith Hamilton, Students & Staff on Friday, Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. for our new gymnasium building ground breaking ceremony Refreshments will be provided.

Hospice Grief Group eight-week course starts Tuesday, Oct. 1 and runs through Nov. 19. We will begin at 5:30 p.m.. Contact Lee at 262-0453, for information and to sign up (required). Free.

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

Caregiver Support Program Open House and Workshop Kenai Peninsula Family Caregiver Support Program Open House & Workshop will take place Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Blazy Mall, Suite # 209. From 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Drop by our office to see how we may best serve you via access to our lending library, durable goods loan closet, gain information and assistance, or just plan on visiting. From 1-2 p.m. Workshop presented by Shelley McManamy, former Outreach Specialist for our program, and an experienced long-distance family caregiver. 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.

Focusing on adult career success workshop

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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.

associations — Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association — with a counter proposal at 9:30 p.m., Monday. “Our feeling is this addresses the concern of the rising cost of health care and sets a more sustainable rate for us,” Brighton said Tuesday. “It seems like a good compromise all around.” Brighton said the district’s counter offer was based on an offer the associations presented to the district back on May 13. The offer migrates employees from the district’s traditional plan to the high-deductible plan currently available and removes a spending cap on health care costs. The cap was a funding limit that when surpassed required employees to split costs 50-50. Beginning in January 2020, every employee will migrate to one of two high-deductible plans — the current high-deductible plan and a new modified one offered in the district’s proposal. Under the new plans, the district will pay 85% of health care costs, while the employee pays 15% with no cap. The traditional plan had more expensive premiums, meaning more money taken out of employees’ paychecks. The highdeductible plan ensures less expensive premiums, but has a higher upfront cost to employees receiving medical care. The Clarion previously reported in May that some employees on the traditional plan could have expected to pay $1,000 a month next year for their health care plan. When more than 400 educators moved to the high-deductible plan, the district saved


$1.2 million, a May 16 press release from the employee associations said. District Director of Communications Pegge Erkeneff said costs associated with the traditional health plan were rising substantially for employees and the district. By eliminating the traditional plan, the district can apply health care cost savings to offset the district and employee monthly contributions, Erkeneff said. The agreed upon proposal includes other benefits too. Erkeneff said the district is going to put $668,748 into the Employee Health Care Reserve Account, an account that is used to pay for health care costs that exceed what’s anticipated in a year. The district is also increasing their annual contributions offering to $800 per employee, which can be used toward medical expenditures. Wage increases, including 0.5% for last year, 1% for this year and 2% for next year were also included in the proposal, and language was included to reflect district concerns about one-time money that’s currently tied up in a state lawsuit. If the lawsuit determines the onetime money will not come, the 2% wage increase for next year will be reduced accordingly. Another important element of the proposal makes support staff eligible for coaching and extracurricular positions and stipends. “We’re really happy to offer that to our support staff now,” Erkeneff said. The associations will be traveling to schools for the next week to explain the agreement to employees, and helping them understand the offer. A vote will be taken on the agreement beginning next Monday and ending Wednesday. Once the agreement is approved and ratified, the proposal can begin to be implemented.

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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.

Ninilchik Saturday program fundraiser

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

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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 6:00 pm. For further information call 283-9479.

ReGroup Meeting

All interested community members are invited to ReGroup meetings. They are the 3rd Monday each month September through May at the Hope Community Center off Kalifornsky Beach Road near Poppy Lane. For more information call 252-2773.

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Oppressive governance mars Mugabe’s legacy n 1980 tens of thousands of people waving banners, dancing and chanting slogans, thronged the streets of Zimbabwe’s cities, celebrating the dawn of a new era under Robert Mugabe, a giant of the African liberation struggle. Yet when his death was announced on Friday the messages on social media were decidedly mixed: “An icon of antiimperialist struggle”, a “big loss to Africa”, “good riddance to this evil tyrant”, “rot in hell” and “the African continent is better off without Mugabe”. Given Zimbabwe’s history, it is easy to sympathise with those who feel the need to dance on the grave of Mugabe, whose death comes nearly two years after he was ousted by his army after almost four decades in power, during which he destroyed much more than he built. The liberation hero had indeed become a power-hungry tyrant. In his early years as president he appeared sensible, presiding over a booming economy, extending education to the black majority and, remarkably, championing racial reconciliation, including offering forgiveness to racist former white minority leader Ian Smith … Mugabe went out of his way to reassure white farmers about their future in a newly independent country, knowing that Zimbabwe’s economic welfare depended on them and accepting that he was bound by a constitutional agreement lasting 10 years, to undertake land reform on a willingbuyer, willing-seller basis. But even in those early years his intolerance for dissent was limited, with a number of incidents indicating how ruthless he might be were he to gain full control of Zimbabwe, which he had reluctantly governed in coalition with rival Joshua Nkomo after an election victory in 1980. It did not take Mugabe long to unleash his henchmen …. on Nkomo’s supporters. A series of massacres of Ndebele civilians followed, and hundreds of homes were trashed. Civilians were rounded up en masse, beaten for hours and executed, often in public …. Having crushed the dissidents, Mugabe’s dream of a one-party state where he would be able to dictate terms came true. With his dictatorial face on full display, he lay the country’s fortunes to waste with an ill-conceived plan to seize white-owned agricultural land, sinking the economy to the point where the central bank was printing a 100-trillion Zimbabwe dollar bills, throwing millions of middle-class Zimbabweans into poverty. If ever a set of circumstances called for a celebratory dance on the grave, this would be it. But to rejoice over Mugabe’s death would rob us of our spirit of ubuntu, the same spirit that persuaded Nelson Mandela to strike up a cordial relationship with his jailers and compelled Mugabe to initially build a good working relationship with his former white adversaries. — Business Day, Sept. 9

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The fire that should of never happened The decision by federal officials to not allow initial attack on the Swan Lake Fire needs to be seriously examined. A look at media reports and statements by Kenai Refuge officials reveals an associated arrogance. The policies surrounding wildfires should prompt Alaskans to worry that a wilderness dogma imported to Alaska by federal agencies caused this costly and unhealthy event. This is an inflexible, authoritarian ideology, which forthrightly eschews improving moose habitat through prescribed fire or other forest management techniques. This brought us months of evacuations, highway closures, air quality deterioration, and a tragic aircraft accident with the loss of three lives. The economic cost to Southcentral Alaska may well exceed $100 million. One of the costs derived from that decision yet to be determined, is that Railbelt electrical rate-payers will pay higher utility bills for months to come. The facts include that the fire was ignited during the second warmest Alaska summer on record. At the outset of Swan Lake Fire, it took 10 days for the federal officials to assign a structure protection group to manage the fire. On the first day, the fire exposed a pipeline and closed a major highway. It also burned the Bradley Lake power transmission lines vital to the railbelt. Entire communities were at risk, in addition to the significant burn-out into the wildlandurban interfaces. The Swan Lake Fire, which has now burned over 160,000 acres, is still burning. The fire quickly became the largest single labor expense in the Kenai Peninsula Borough with over 700 people employed to fight the fire. A report by a USFWS Wilderness Fellow, entitled Prioritizing Measures of Wilderness Character on the Kenai refuge, reveals how out of touch federal land managers posted to Alaska can be with our day-to-day lives. The report says that one of the five main purposes of the refuge is “to fulfill the international obligations of the United States with respect to fish and wildlife and their habitats.” This means that according to their


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Alaska’s oil, gas future looks strong


laskans worried that BP’s sale of its Prudhoe Bay assets to Hilcorp means Alaska’s oil and gas potential is waning can be reassured: Hilcorp’s growing strength is just the beginning of a new wave of investment and activity heralding a more energetic phase in our resourcerich state’s top industry. Here are a few examples. When we faced a potential gas shortage in Cook Inlet in 2012, Houstonbased Hilcorp was purchasing mature fields from Chevron and Marathon. Hilcorp then embarked on a vigorous drilling and efficiency program, increasing oil and gas production and ensuring reliable energy supplies for Southcentral Alaska. Hilcorp next took their plan north, buying in to four of BP’s North Slope units in 2014. Most recently they began producing viscous oil from their Moose Pad at Milne Point, increasing field production to levels not seen in years. With declining oil throughput in the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, Hilcorp’s aggressive strategy is delivering the kind of results Alaskans need, and the jobs critical to our economic security. Oil Search, a Papua-New Guinea independent new to Alaska, is systematically, deliberately and thoughtfully pursuing its Pikka development, aiming to start oil production in under four years. Pikka will create highpaying jobs and boost state royalty revenue, and could increase pipeline

policies, prohibiting the initial attack on the Swan Lake Fire meets an international obligation. The report goes on to say, “The suppression of wildland fire is an attempt by humans to interrupt the native cycle of disturbance. These fires are wild by their very nature; they are difficult to predict and often difficult to control. Fire suppression is an attempt to rein in this natural process for the benefit of human populations.” The report also discusses air quality in a way that might not occur to ordinary Alaskans. It states; “Air quality is most likely degraded by human activity on the Peninsula, smog transported from nearby Anchorage, and long distance transport of pollution from Asia.” We should ask ourselves, what about the air quality deterioration derived from the Swan Lake Fire that occurred all summer? The most revealing comment is, “Fire staff should be consulted, but an increase of only a few fires should not be a cause for concern.” Nothing said here is meant to implicate the hundreds of hard-working men and women who fought that fire every day after fire suppression was approved. Once the attack on the fire was allowed, all resources were rapidly deployed as needed. As Alaskans, we should fight for every dime spent by the state, the borough, and private businesses, to be fully reimbursed by the federal government! Without serious examination and discussion, prompting a major policy shift towards Alaska refuge fire management, we should probably brace ourselves for a repeat of the disastrous outcome of the Swan Lake Fire. Dana Pruhs lifelong Alaskan

Leaders must tackle climate change Our planet is changing fast. The reality is that climate change is a part of our daily lives. People of the global majority, communities that rely on traditional foods and practices, and communities in the Arctic are seeing and experiencing these changes in a dramatic way. Most profoundly, Alaska and the Arctic are experiencing food scarcity, contaminated traditional foods, changing weather patterns that impact subsistence hunting and jeopardizing access to food, and witnessing stronger and menacing

throughput up to 2%. Oil Search and its partners Armstrong, a Colorado independent, and Repsol, a Spanish global oil company, have several other North Slope prospects that may not be far behind. U.S. major ConocoPhillips may bring its Willow prospect online about the same time as Pikka, increasing oil production by a similar amount. This expansion of development westward from Alpine and Greater Moose’s Tooth into the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska will add critical infrastructure, making other western prospects more commercially feasible. London-based newcomer Premier Oil, in partnership with Australian independent 88 Energy and Texas independent Burgundy Xploration, plans to drill this winter to further evaluate a block of leases called Project Icewine, 50 miles southwest of Prudhoe Bay. We’ve known since the 1960s this area holds potential for oil discoveries, and these optimistic independents believe they can bring this prospective area into production. Other veteran and new independents have big exploration and development plans. We saw expressions of interest at CERAWeek last March, and I’m confident we’ll see evidence of that interest at the state’s North Slope areawide lease sale on Dec. 11. Lease sales generate immediate revenue for Alaskans through lease sale bonus bids and rents, and are the third-largest source of revenue

weather systems. Another critical concern is how a warming climate and increased mobilization of persistent organic pollutants (POPs), rates of global distillation and deposition in the Arctic, are expected to accelerate — causing large-scale ecological consequences and increasing health risks for people. Moreover, global change scientists predict that accelerated melting of polar snow, ice, and permafrost will mobilize sequestered contaminants and enhance air-to-sea exchange, rendering greater bioavailability of contaminants within arctic food webs. Arctic sea ice is also a major global sink for microplastic particles. The abundance of microplastics found in a recent study was substantial, ranging from 38 to 234 particles per cubic meter of ice. Microplastic concentrations found in this study are several orders of magnitude greater than those reported in Atlantic waters north of Scotland or in waters of the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre (Obbard et al 2014). Plastics in the environment leach toxic additives as well as concentrate chemicals that are already in the environment, making them a source of human exposure and harm to health (CIEL, Plastics and Health, 2019). Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, we urge you to prioritize climate change and its impacts to public health for Alaskans, particularly for Alaska Native citizens that are facing the biggest challenges. We want to hear from you! As our representative in Congress, we the people want you to take immediate action and to be the leader of a just transition to tackle this climate emergency. We need heroic measures and bold voices as we move away from the reliance on finite nonrenewable resources like oil and gas to sustainable practices, incentives for the use of renewable resources and the promotion of deeper democracy. Samarys Seguinot Medina Anchorage

Manager-run system is a better choice On Oct. 1, voters can change the way their borough operates, and ensure a better future by approving a managerial style of governing. Passage of Proposition 1 would hand the day-to-day affairs of the borough to a professional manager, who would be

generated by the Division of Oil & Gas, after production royalties and net profit shares. Last year, lease sales brought in over $28 million to support the General Fund, Alaska Permanent Fund, and others. Along with its regular lease offerings, the State plans to offer three Special Alaska Lease Sale Area (“SALSA”) blocks. These contiguous lease blocks represent a unique opportunity to acquire lease rights combined with a trove of associated well and seismic data and other information compiled by the State. The intent is to jump-start a company’s understanding of the North Slope and thereby accelerate drilling and development plans. Also in December, the Bureau of Land Management will offer leases in the NPR-A and, for the first time ever and after decades of waiting, tracts in North America’s most prospective onshore prospect: the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Clearly, there are many reasons to be optimistic about the future of oil and gas in Alaska. New technologies, new investments and new players will add more jobs in the industry, more money in the economy and state treasury, and put more oil in the pipeline. Last winter was the North Slope’s busiest in 15 years. That trend continues. James B. Beckham is acting director of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Oil & Gas.

responsible for overseeing the delivery of borough services and implementing the policies adopted by the elected assembly and mayor. Because he or she would apply for the job, elected officials could ensure the one they hire was highly skilled, experienced and educated in such things as public administration, business and public policy. Meanwhile, the writing of policy would remain with those elected by voters where it clearly belongs. For a rapidly maturing borough, moving to a manager plan of government is a logical move. It would take partisan politics out of decision-making, and ensure that the office is filled, not by someone skilled or simply lucky at navigating an election cycle, but with a person hired for his managerial merits. Under the current system, authority is placed in the hands of elected mayors who may or may not be qualified in critical managerial disciplines or necessarily motivated by the highest interests of the public. Indeed, electing managing mayors opens the office to the influence of special interests and money, and the running of operations subject to personal whims and grudges. Leaving the hiring of staff to an elected mayor also risks losing institutional memory when long-time employees are forced out and replaced by political appointees. The risk that important positions such as directors of finance and public works could be filled by unqualified mayoral appointees is a risk a mature municipality shouldn’t tolerate. Hiring a manager would not grow the size of government, something that can easily happen with the election of an unqualified mayor, who must then hire costly functionaries, creating a new layer of expenditures atop his or her own sizable compensation package. Under a manager, the mayor’s position would not be a high-salary job, and the manager would have the necessary skills to run the borough without hiring outside expertise. Our borough budget is roughly $80 million. If the borough was a private corporation and you were a shareholder, would you favor hiring a qualified CEO or having it run by the winner of a popularity contest? The answer is clear. The Kenai Peninsula Borough should switch to a manager-run government system. Vote “Yes” on Prop 1! Hal Spence Homer

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Exit polls signal setback for Netanyahu in election By Aron Heller

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influence it granted the ultraOrthodox Jewish parties. Without a parliamentary majority, Netanyahu dissolved parliament and called a new election. The initial exits polls positioned Lieberman once again in the role of kingmaker. Lieberman has promised to avoid a third election. Another factor working against Netanyahu was that the fringe, ultranationalist Jewish Power faction, led by followers of the late rabbi Meir Kahane, who advocated expelling Arabs from Israel and creating a Jewish theocracy, failed to cross the electoral threshold. That dropped the support of Netanyahu’s overall right-wing bloc. Israel’s attorney general has recommended pressing criminal charges against Netanyahu in three separate corruption cases, pending a long-delayed pre-trial hearing scheduled next month. Without immunity, Netanyahu would be under heavy pressure to step aside.

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Lewandowski, Dems clash at impeachment hearing By Mary Claire Jalonick and Laurie Kellman Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Democrats’ first impeachment hearing quickly turned hostile Tuesday as their sole witness, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, stonewalled many of their questions and said they were “focusing on petty and personal politics.” Lewandowski, a devoted friend and supporter of President Donald Trump, was following White House orders not to discuss conversations with the president beyond what was already public in former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. Trump was cheering him along as he testified, tweeting that his opening statement was “beautiful.” The hearing underscores what has been a central dilemma for House Democrats all year as they try to investigate — and potentially impeach — Trump. Many of the Democrats’ base supporters want them to move quickly to try to remove Trump from office. But the White House has blocked their oversight requests at most every turn, declining to provide new documents or allow former aides to testify. On Tuesday, Lewandowski made clear he wouldn’t make life easy for the Democrats. He demanded that Democrats provide him a copy of the Mueller report, sending Democratic staff scrambling to find one. He then read directly from report, showing that he wouldn’t say much beyond

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Corey Lewandowski (center), the former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, walks past White House lawyers Tuesday after he finishes testifying to a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill.

what Mueller wrote. Republicans on the panel then forced a series of procedural votes, immediately sending the hearing into disarray. “He’s filibustering,” a frustrated Nadler said. Lewandowski eventually began to answer some questions — he told the committee that he doesn’t think “the president asked me to do anything illegal” — but still stuck mostly to what was already in the report, giving Democrats little new information to go on. And he made clear his dislike for the House majority in the opening statement, calling them petty and asserting that investigations of the president were conducted by “Trump haters.” Democrats say the blockade

from the White House and stonewalling from witnesses like Lewandowski just give them more fodder for lawsuits they have filed against the administration — and possible articles of impeachment on obstruction. Two other witnesses who were subpoenaed alongside Lewandowski, former White House aides Rick Dearborn and Rob Porter, did not show up at all, on orders from the White House. “This is a cover-up plain and simple,” Nadler said, of the White House orders. “If it were to prevail — especially while the Judiciary Committee is considering whether to recommend articles of impeachment — it would upend the

separation of powers as envisioned by our founders.” The Republican Senate is certain to rebuff any House efforts to bring charges against the president. And moderate Democrats in their own caucus have expressed nervousness that the impeachment push could crowd out their other accomplishments. Still, the Judiciary panel is moving ahead, approving rules for impeachment hearings last week. Among those guidelines is allowing staff to question witnesses, as will happen for the first time with Lewandowski. Tuesday’s hearing alternated between combative exchanges between Lewandowski and Democrats and friendly questions from the Republican side of the dais. “They are going to bring back anybody, as much as they have to, to find something, anything to keep impeachment hopes alive,” Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, told Lewandowski during his round of questioning. Lewandowski was a central figure in Mueller’s report, which the committee is examining as part of its impeachment probe. Mueller’s investigators detailed two episodes in which Trump asked Lewandowski to direct then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to limit Mueller’s investigation. Trump said that if Sessions would not meet with Lewandowski, then Lewandowski should tell Sessions he was fired. Lewandowski never delivered the message but asked Dearborn, a

former Sessions aide, to do it. Dearborn said he was uncomfortable with the request and declined to deliver it, according to the report. Under questioning by Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., Lewandowski confirmed as “accurate” that Trump had asked him to deliver the message. At least two Democrats asked if he “chickened out.” Lewandowski said no — he took his kids to the beach instead. The hearing could be considered an audition of sorts for Lewandowski, who is considering a run for Senate in New Hampshire next year. In the hours before the hearing, he tweeted that his followers should “tune in” to the hearing and used the hashtag “2020.” The White House issued its orders to Lewandowski in letters released late Monday. White House counsel Pat Cipollone wrote that Lewandowski, who never worked in the White House, should not reveal private conversations with Trump beyond what is in Mueller’s report. He wrote that his conversations with Trump “are protected from disclosure by long-settled principles protecting executive branch confidentiality interests.” Cipollone also said that Dearborn and Porter were “absolutely immune” from testifying. He said the Justice Department had advised, and Trump had directed, them not to attend “because of the constitutional immunity that protects senior advisers to the president from compelled congressional testimony.”

Purdue Pharma to stay in business as bankruptcy unfolds By Michael R. Sisak Associated Press

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A judge cleared the way Tuesday for OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to stay in business while it pursues bankruptcy protection and settlement of more than 2,600 lawsuits filed against it in a reckoning over the opioid crisis. At the first court hearing since the Chapter 11 filing late Sunday, Purdue lawyers secured permission for the multibillion-dollar company based in Stamford, Connecticut, to maintain business as usual -- paying employees and vendors, supplying pills to distributors, and keeping current on taxes and insurance. The continued viability of Purdue is a key component of the company’s settlement offer, which could be worth up to $12 billion over time. Under the proposal, backed by about half the states, the Sackler

family, which owns Purdue, would turn the company, its assets and more than $1 billion in cash reserves over to a trust controlled by the very entities suing it. The Sacklers have also agreed to pay a minimum of $3 billion of their own money to the settlement over seven years, as well as up to $1.5 billion more in proceeds from the planned sale of their non-U.S. pharmaceutical companies. “This is a highly unusual case in that the debtors have pledged to turn over their business to the claimants,” U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain said. “All of the claimants, in essence, have the same interest in maximizing the value of the business and avoiding immediate and irreparable harm.” Joe Rice, a lawyer for some of the plaintiffs, estimated it could be more than a year before the bankruptcy and settlement are finalized. “This is not a sprint. We’ve got a

little bit of a marathon here,” he said after the three-hour hearing in New York City’s northern suburbs. Purdue’s bankruptcy filing has effectively frozen all litigation against the company, which its lawyers said has been spending more than $250 million a year on legal and professional fees, but it has not stopped lawsuits against the Sacklers from moving forward. New York Attorney General Letitia James, who is suing the Sacklers and opposes the proposed settlement, said last week that her office found that members of the family used Swiss and other accounts to transfer $1 billion to themselves. Purdue lawyer Marshall Huebner said he hoped states that are opposed to the proposed settlement could be persuaded to change their positions. “It is, in essence, America itself that stands to benefit or lose from the success or failure of these reorganization proceedings,”

Huebner said. None of the Sacklers attended the hearing, but the family name did come up several times as Purdue lawyers declared that they wouldn’t benefit from any steps taken Tuesday to keep the company in business. As the bankruptcy unfolds, Purdue will continue to pay its approximately 700 employees under preexisting salary structures. No member of the Sackler family is an employee and none will receive payments, Purdue lawyer Eli Vonnegut said. Because of commitments Purdue made before the bankruptcy filing, the company will pay sign-on bonuses to five employees and retention bonuses to about 100 employees. The company agreed to hold off on seeking to continue other bonus plans, such as incentive bonuses. Drain, the judge, also allowed

the company to continue covering legal fees for current and former employees, which Vonnegut estimated wouldn’t exceed $1.5 million per month. The company stopped covering legal fees for members of the family on March 1, he said. “We swear up and down that no payments will go to the Sacklers,” Vonnegut said. Purdue lawyers argued that the sign-on and retention bonuses were vital to attracting and keeping top talent in a tumultuous time for the company. Covering employee legal fees is important to morale and sends a strong signal that the company backs the people who work for it, the lawyers said. Bankruptcy trustee Paul Schwartzberg objected, saying the bonuses went “way beyond” normal compensation and were padding the pockets of employees who already make upward of $300,000 a year.

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Army revamps recruiting, hits enlistment goal WASHINGTON — A year after failing to meet its enlistment goal for the first time in 13 years, the U.S. Army is now on track to meet a lower 2019 target after revamping its recruitment effort. Army leaders tell The Associated Press that they expect to sign up more than 68,000 active duty soldiers for the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30, as the largest branch of the U.S. military increasingly turns to social media and other new online methods to find potential recruits. Last year, the Army brought in about 70,000 new active duty recruits, well below the 76,500 it needed amid low unemployment and tough competition from higherpaying civilian companies. Meeting the lower 2019 figure is considered a victory for a service that has struggled to compete for young people who are less familiar with the military and that was criticized last year for using more bad conduct waivers and other waivers to meet enlistment goals.

Longtime political journalist Cokie Roberts dies at 75 NEW YORK — Cokie Roberts, the daughter of

politicians and a pioneering journalist who chronicled Washington from Jimmy Carter to Donald Trump for NPR and ABC News, died Tuesday of complications from breast cancer. She was 75. ABC broke into network programming to announce her death and politicians including former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama offered sympathy. Roberts devoted most of her attention to covering Congress, where her father Hale Boggs was a House majority leader who died in 1972 when his plane went missing over Alaska. Her mother, Lindy Boggs, took over his Louisiana congressional seat and served until 1990, later becoming ambassador to the Vatican. Roberts co-anchored the ABC Sunday political show “This Week” with Sam Donaldson from 1996 to 2002. She was most proud professionally of a series of books about women in Washington. “We Are Our Mother’s Daughters” was about the changing roles and relationships of women. She also wrote two books with her husband, Steven Roberts, about marriage and an interfaith family. “Cokie Roberts was a trailblazer who forever transformed the role of women in the newsroom and in our history books,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. “Over five decades of celebrated journalism, Cokie shone a powerful light on the unsung women who built our

nation, but whose stories had long gone untold.”

Veteran television newsman Sander Vanocur dies at 91 LOS ANGELES — Sander Vanocur, a television newsman who for decades covered momentous events from political campaigns to assassinations, the Vietnam War to the civil rights movement, has died, his son said Tuesday. Vanocur died Monday night in Santa Barbara, California, said Chris Vanocur. He was 91. He had been dealing with dementia in recent years. As national political correspondent at NBC in the 1960s, Vanocur was a questioner at the first presidential debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon in 1960, then covered Kennedy’s administration as a White House correspondent. “His storied career put him on the front lines of the biggest political stories of the 1960s, the first stories being televised for many of us,” NBC News political director Chuck Todd said in a segment Tuesday. Vanocur was among the last people to interview Sen. Robert F. Kennedy at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, where he was assassinated shortly after winning the California Democratic primary in his run for president in 1968. — Associated Press

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It’s time: About getting ready for fall and winter N ot only the humans but the animals, birds, plants and trees are transforming right before our eyes. Sliding into fall has always been a pretty time but also sad, as I know what is around the corner about Halloween. Usually, that is when it turns cold and the little Halloweener kids have to put their costumes on over their heavy winter gear. It is about time for me to dump the flower pots that my beautiful flowers grew in so perfectly this year. I usually wait until the last bloom is gone. The poor plant looks a little raggy but still has a few pretty blossoms on it. I pick the flowers, put it in my quart jar vase with water — joining the rest of the last blossoms of summer — and empty the pot, rinse and put away for next spring. My flowers were extra pretty this year, thanks to the help of Susan and her magic thumb and Gail who came down along with Susan and Bralyn — 5-year-old

great-grandson, gathering up the weeds and debris, carefully placing it in his favorite wagon that we have for such things, and pulling over to the dumping place and dumping it! He never gave up until the gals came off the hill and were done for the day. His sister on the other hand, 4-yearold Braleigh, was the goodwill ambassador, boss and supplier of water bottles. She mostly entertained Grandpa Bob or is it the other way around? Seems like the geraniums are the last to stop blooming and I wish I could keep them all winter. Space luckily does not allow me to do so. This is the very first year out of many I have had beautiful sweet peas blooming high on the wall of the woodshed and on the deck. They are a delight to watch bloom and smell. I guess if you ask me which flower is my favorite — my first choice is the sweet pea. But I would have to add the geranium,

Pioneer potluck ‘Grannie’ Annie Berg the rose, the lilies, purple petunias and other petunias and Johnny-jump-ups and yellow daisies. We have a lilac tree that after 15 years bloomed its heart out this year. I have a cute little miniature lilac that bloomed well this year also. Bob will be glad to hang up his weed-eater and put the lawn mower away. He kept the weeds around the outer edges of our large yard chopped down and the lawn groomed. We did hire to have it mowed for a few times while it was so hot, but otherwise

Bob was the mower of the lawns. We had a couple picnics with our great friends. Nothing completes the summer like a picnic! We flew to Anchorage last week for three days, to have our eyes fixed at the Pacific Cataracts and Laser Institute. Bob had cataracts in both eyes removed and I had laser procedure to remove floaters, clouds and little dots from my eyes. IT WORKED! Took about two minutes! I cannot say enough for this well run Institute and the great professional people that work there. They are friendly, helpful and compassionate. Bob is recovering nicely, and I no longer chase imaginary flying objects in the air. We were treated so kindly. They even had a driver that picked us up at the hotel and took us to the doctor’s office or the airport. What a wonderful thoughtful thing to do for their patients! The driver’s name was Joe. He was friendly and efficient.

AND he sure knew his way around town. Our driving days are over when it comes to driving to Anchorage, driving around Anchorage trying to find the location of our destinations. Anchorage has changed since I first drove around there in the late ’60s! Now we are home and getting things ready for winter. Animals issue the warning that winter is on its way. Birds start flying south. Sure will help the birdseed cost. Squirrels squirrel away their winter cache. The little critters, mice, shrews, moles and weasels have their own way of getting ready for winter. I will expound on the larger animals at a different time! A story comes to mind while we lived in Wasilla for a few years, in the late ’70s. We lived in a log house on Kink road. The poor house was built in sections and each section was sorta tacked on See annie, Page A8

Cabbage comes around The lowly vegetable has become a star ... and it’s packed with nutrients By Katie Workman Associated Press

Here’s a sentence that might come as a surprise: Cabbage is cool. That taken-for-granted vegetable, that sturdy, dense staple of many a poor, ancestral homeland, is finally getting respect. “It’s all about how it is prepared, how it’s elevated,” says Paul Kahan, a James Beard award-winning chef in Chicago and selfprofessed cabbage freak. He thinks that because cabbage has mainly been associated with sustenance, it hasn’t been given its due. Cabbage is part of most of the world’s cooking history. Perhaps most famously, it was one of the only sources of sustenence in famine-ravaged Ireland in the mid-19th century. Thus the classic Irish dish corned beef and cabbage, not to mention colcannon. In China, there’s cabbage sauteed with bean curd. In England, cabbage cooked with potatoes and other vegetables in bubble and squeak. In Norway, the hot and sour surkal. In the U.S., coleslaw. Fermented and pickled cabbage dishes abound, including kimchi in Korea, and sauerkraut in Poland, Germany and other parts of middle and Eastern Europe. Stuffed cabbage rolls are part of just about every cuisine, form golabki in Poland to holishkes in Jewish cooking to sarma in Croatia. There’s more, but the point is: In all times and places, cabbage has been valued for its plenteousness, cheapness, long shelf life, and ability to be preserved for an even longer shelf life. It can be eaten raw or cooked in pretty much any way a vegetable can be cooked. Now, it’s also trendy. “It’s just delicious,” says Kahan. He has been on the cabbage bandwagon for years, serving it at his upscale Chicago

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Cabbage, that taken-for-granted vegetable, that sturdy, dense staple of many a poor, ancestral homeland, is finally getting respect. Here it’s in a dish with cod and edamame.

restaurants in various guises. At Publican, they char wedges of cabbage in a woodburning hearth and then finish them in a pan with butter and shallots. Kahan remembers being inspired by a dish made by New Orleans chef Alon Shaya: “It was

Did you know? Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin C and vitamin B6. It is also a very good source of manganese, dietary fiber, potassium, vitamin B1, folate and copper. Additionally, cabbage is a good source of choline, phosphorus, vitamin B2, magnesium, calcium, selenium, iron, pantothenic acid, protein and niacin.

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Fresh curry powder gives this chicken dish plenty of flavor By Linda Gassenheimer Tribune News Service

A dusting of curry flavors this simple chicken dish. There’s no slicing or dicing for this meal. Ready-to-eat shredded carrots can be found in the produce section of the supermarket. They’re added to the rice just after the rice is cooked, warming them through while keeping their crisp texture. The curry powder sold in supermarkets is a blend of about 15 herbs, spices and seeds. This type of powder loses its flavor quickly. If you have curry powder that is more than six months old, buy a new one. It will add more flavor to the dish. Helpful hints: ■■ Chicken tenders or boneless, skinless chicken breast can be used instead of chicken thighs. ■■ A meat thermometer should read 165 degrees. Countdown: ■■ Microwave rice and add carrots. ■■ Assemble ingredients for chicken. ■■ Make chicken. Shopping list: To buy: 3/4 pound boneless, skinless

chicken thighs, 1 bottle curry powder, 1 small jar apricot jam, 1 carton heavy whipping cream, 1 package microwaveable brown rice, 1 small bunch scallions, 1 bag shredded carrots and 1 container olive oil spray. Staples: olive oil, salt and black peppercorns. CURRY-KISSED CHICKEN 1 1⁄2 tablespoons curry powder 3 ⁄4 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs Olive oil spray Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 ⁄3 cup water 2 tablespoons apricot jam 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream 1 ⁄4 cup slice scallions Place curry powder on a plate. Remove visible fat from chicken toss the chicken thighs in the curry powder, making sure all sides are coated. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat and spray with olive oil spray. Add the chicken and sauté 4 minutes per side. A meat thermometer should read 165 degrees. Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove to a plate. Turn up the heat and add the water and apricot jam to the skillet and simmer 2 minutes stirring to melt jam. Add cream and simmer 1 minute to thicken sauce. Simmer a little longer if needed to thicken sauce. Spoon sauce over chicken. Sprinkle scallions on top.

Curry-kissed chicken with rice and carrots. Yield 2 servings. Per serving: 369 calories (43% from fat), 17.7 g fat (6.9 g saturated, 5.6 g monounsaturated), 181 mg cholesterol, 34.7 g protein, 17.5 g carbohydrates, 2.9 g fiber, 174 mg sodium.

RICE AND CARROTS 1 package microwave brown rice 1 ⁄2 cup shredded carrots 2 teaspoons olive oil

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Salt and freshly ground black pepper Microwave rice according to package instructions. Measure 1 1⁄2 cups rice and reserve remaining rice for another time. Place in a bowl and stir in shredded carrots. Add oil and salt and pepper to taste. Yield 2 servings. Per serving: 237 calories (23% from fat), 6 g fat (1.1 g saturated, 2.7 g monounsaturated), no cholesterol, 4.4 g protein, 41.4 g carbohydrates, 3.2 g fiber, 25 mg sodium.


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Chicken challenge met with a hot griddle, fast recipes By Jeanmarie Brownson Chicago Tribune

At least one day a week, chicken factors into our dinner plans. Turns out, we are not alone. Chicken is the No. 1 source of protein in the U.S. and in 2018 we ate more than 93.5 pounds per capita, according to the National Chicken Council. Around our house, we cook most of our per capita chicken. On the occasion that I purchase fully-cooked chicken, I’m usually disappointed. More often than not, it’s bland and dry. So the weeknight chicken challenge is this: Moistness and more flavor, despite little time. Most of the year, the charcoal grill is my preferred chicken cooking method for maximum flavor and speed. However, weather and the time to set up the grill often deter. Instead, I turn to another favorite piece of cooking equipment —a relic from early in my cooking career called a Bayou Blackener No. 1111. This heavy, rectangular cast-iron griddle heats quickly on the stovetop (or in about 10 minutes in a 425 oven or hot grill). The beauty of cast iron is in how hot it gets and then how well it retains heat —meaning faster cooking and better browning. Lodge Cast Iron and other manufacturers make a variety of affordable cast-iron griddles and skillets. Nonstick skillets prove more foolproof than cast iron, but know that they never get as hot as, or retain the heat as well as, cast iron. Pan selected, let’s talk chicken. Buy the best you can afford —at grocery stores and butcher shops, I seek out natural chicken, free of antibiotics. Organic chicken from the butcher counter or sold frozen by the farmer at our local farmers market, always seems to taste best. Chickens in general have grown in size over the years. Modern breeding, improved veterinary care and a steady supply of nutritious food, mean even organic chickens are larger. Today, most supermarket chickens weigh

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to the last addition, leaving cracks and holes for little critters to crawl in and out of anytime they liked! Gail was asleep in one of the bedrooms, a sound sleeper, lying on her tummy with her hand hanging over the side of the bed. She was dreaming of bad things that go bump and tug in the night. She felt a nudge on her hand; she opened her eyes to see beady little black eyes looking back at her. Then there was a snarl and a hiss. It scared her so badly that she hissed right back at him! He ran a few feet, stood on his back feet and hunched over and got in the last hiss. That was not the last of him! For a few weeks we could not figure out why the trash, especially butter wrappers, were scattered in the middle of the floor in the morning. AND why there were teeth marks on the butter or anything left uncovered (and sometimes covered) on the cupboard? Susan had worked extra hard baking three very nice pumpkin pies as it was close to

nearly double those that I learned to cook in my chef’s apprenticeship days years ago. I reserve roasting whole chickens, brined chicken and cut-up chicken on the bone for days when I have more time to cook. For our weeknight chicken challenge, boneless, skinless breasts win hands down. For clarification, when most BSCB (boneless, skinless, chicken breast) recipes refer to a chicken breast, they actually mean half of the chicken breast —there are two pieces per bird. Think about it. Older recipes typically call for boneless, skinless chicken breast halves weighing 4 to 6 ounces each. Somewhat thin, these small breast halves cook in less than 10 minutes. However, a super-informal survey of my area grocery stores reveals many prepackaged chicken breast halves weighing 10 to 14 ounces. So, I prefer to butterfly these huge chicken breasts to make them thinner (so they cook faster) and more uniform in thickness (so they cook evenly without drying). To butterfly a large chicken breast half, put it on a cutting board with the thickest portion facing your sharp knife. Then slice horizontally in half about threequarters of the way across. Open the chicken out like a book (or butterfly). Cover with a sheet of plastic wrap and lightly pound the breast to a uniform thickness —about {- inch. FYI, the pros call this a paillard —a term for a uniformly shaped, pounded thin piece of meat. You can cut the pounded chicken breast in half for easier handling. When time is of the essence, substitute store-bought chicken breast cutlets, which are simply slices of boneless breast about { inch thick. If the cutlets are thinner than { inch, be sure to reduce cooking time by a minute or two to prevent dryness. Please don’t be afraid to use heat in the kitchen. Yes, of course, in the form of fresh chiles and chili powder. But, here, I’m talking about heat under the pan. Start

with the empty pan or griddle on high heat and then turn it down to medium-high for cooking. This way you’ll certainly get beautiful browning and a bit of crustiness and avoid a bland unattractive meal. As for dryness, set the timer, don’t overcook —chicken is done when it gives ever so gently when pressed with a fingertip. Add a swirl of flavorful fat, such as olive oil or butter to the chicken at the very end. Then, serve the chicken right away —resist the temptation to keep it warm for very long. The griddle-seared chicken can be customized to suit any taste or season of the year. In late summer, I tuck garden-fresh tomatoes into everything I cook. In the recipe here, diced ripe tomatoes and marinated mozzarella turn Caprese-style salad into a maincourse offering. In the fall, roasted diced apples, onions and butternut squash make a delicious accompaniment. So does a bath of melted butter swirled in the pan after the chicken cooks, stirred while scraping up the browned bits —try adding some canned artichoke hearts and 1 or 2 tablespoons of drained capers. I can’t resist a sandwich made with hot, freshly griddled chicken breast on whole grain toast with a smear of avocado and a handful of arugula. The recipes that follow can be cut in half. But whenever possible, I like to cook enough for the meal at hand, plus enough for a few leftovers to add later to salads, soups, stir-fries and rice bowls.

Thanksgiving. Next morning the middle of each pie was eaten out. First we thought it was old Bluebelle the blood hound but the teeth marks ruled her out! The mystery went unsolved and Susan baked three more pies and put them in the fridge. A few days later Gail was sitting in the living room one morning watching TV. In comes the beady eyed unwelcome guest, checks out the trash, pulls out the butter wrapper, and licks it from corner to corner. Then he checks on our cupboards. By this time we were putting everything in the fridge to keep teeth marks off. He scurried into the living room — Gail sat perfectly still to observe the nosy little critter. He checked out all the ash trays, all the cracks and crannies and then disappeared through one of the cracks for the day. He showed up every morning after that. We got so we liked to watch him pull his little antics before going back to his hole in the wall. Gail convinced us he was not hurting anything and we should just let him be. OK, we said. UNTIL one morning I went to pick up a load of clothes that I had sorted to put in the washing machine. I leaned down to

scooped up the load of clothes, filled my arms full and took one step when a white flash of “something” appeared, ran up my arm, down my back and disappeared. It happened so fast I never got off the scream that formed in the back of my throat. I put the hair back on my head and picked up the laundry that was now scattered all over the floor, but this time I picked up each one, shook it and placed it in the washing machine. I never scooped up a pile of laundry after that, it went one by one in the machine! He was fun to watch, but not one to pick up — they hiss loudly and they do bite. Besides he turned from a brown-black color to pure white in the middle of winter. NOW, he was no longer a weasel, he was an ermine! Pretty too! So enjoy these nice fall day — stay out in the sun as much as possible because cold will be here soon enough. Please keep some of my relatives and friends suffering from illnesses, in your prayers. And thank you God for this wonderful country America!

QUICK-GRIDDLED CHICKEN WITH HERBS Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 10 minutes Makes: 6 servings 3 or 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, total 2 1⁄2 pounds 11⁄2 teaspoons coarse (kosher) salt 1 teaspoon espelette pepper or sweet paprika 2 tablespoons minced fresh herbs, such as a combination of thyme, tarragon, oregano (or 1 tablespoon dried mixed herbs) 1 teaspoon minced fresh sage or {

THAI CHICKEN CURRY 1 14-ounce can light coconut

teaspoon ground sage 1 tablespoon safflower, sunflower or expeller-pressed canola oil 1 or 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small bits or extra-virgin olive oil Sprigs of fresh herbs 1. Pat chicken dry. Remove the chicken tenders from the underside of the breasts and save for another use. Place one breast half on the cutting board. Using a very sharp knife, butterfly the chicken as follows: Starting at the thickest side, slice the chicken horizontally in half cutting nearly three-fourths of the way through to the other side. Open the chicken like a book (or a butterfly) and cover with a sheet of plastic wrap. Pound until uniformly about { inch thick. Cut in half if desired. Place on a baking sheet and repeat with remaining chicken breasts. 2. Mix salt, espelette pepper and herbs in small dish. Sprinkle on all sides of chicken. If working ahead, refrigerate loosely covered up to a day. Otherwise, leave on the counter in a cool kitchen for up to 30 minutes. 3. Heat a large cast-iron or nonstick griddle (or large skillet) over high heat until a drop of water sizzles on contact. Turn on the exhaust fan. 4. Reduce heat under the griddle to medium-high. Add about 1 teaspoon of safflower oil then immediately add the chicken in a single, uncrowded layer. (Work in batches if necessary.) Cook, without turning, until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Use tongs to flip chicken and cook second side until golden, about 3 minutes more. Remove chicken to a platter. Repeat with more oil and remaining chicken. 5. Dot the top with bits of butter or drizzle with olive oil. Repeat to cook remaining chicken. Garnish with herbs. Nutrition information per serving: 242 calories, 9 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 110 mg cholesterol, 0 g carbohydrates, 0 g sugar, 38 g protein, 572 mg sodium, 0 g fiber

GRIDDLE-SEARED CHICKEN WITH CAPRESE-STYLE TOMATOES Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 10 minutes Makes: 6 servings When I want to add a smoky flavor to the chicken, I put the cast-iron griddle on the grill grates of a hot charcoal or gas grill. After the griddle is hot, add the chicken in a single, uncrowded layer, cover the grill and cook as directed. If you can find them, use marinated mozzarella balls, dressing the salad with some of the oil from the container.

milk 2 tablespoons red curry paste 2 teaspoons brown sugar Kosher salt and pepper 8 small bone in chicken thighs — skin removed — you could use the turkey thighs also! 1 red pepper, cut in 1 ½-inch pieces 2 small sweet potatoes peeled and cut in 2-inch pieces (I used white potatoes) 1 ½ cup long grain white rice 1 cup frozen peas — thawed 1 teaspoon lime zest plus 3 tablespoons juice 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce Chopped fresh basil In a 6-quart slow cooker, whisk the coconut milk, curry, brown sugar, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Add the chicken and red pepper. Scatter sweet potatoes over top and cook, covered about 5 to 6 hours on low. 20 minutes before serving, cook rice. Remove and discard bones from chicken. Gently fold in peas, lime zest and juice, soy sauce, cook until just heated through about 2 minutes. Serve on rice and sprinkle with basil.

LUSCIOUS LEMON CAKE 1 ⁄2 cup shortening 1 cup sugar 2 eggs, slightly beaten 1 1⁄4 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 ⁄4 teaspoon salt

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the first time I ever saw a chunk of cabbage served at a restaurant.” And that’s how kitchen trends start — chefs get inspired, borrowing from other restaurants and other cultures food publications take their cues from the chefs and suddenly, cabbage recipes proliferate. Robert Schueller, the “Produce Guru” at Melissa’s Produce, a specialty company out of Los Angeles, says chefs and restaurants are the clear drivers behind the cabbage movement. Cabbage is being used as everything from a taco topping (common in Mexico) to a base or nest for menu items such as marinated fish. Chefs like how cabbage maintains a crisper texture than other greens when served with warm foods, he says. “We have seen a rise in Napa cabbage, too, which is used in Asian stir fries, fermentation and pickling, all of which are gaining in popularity. The most interesting thing is that the rise of Napa is not just in Asian groceries and restaurants,” Schueller says. Gabriel Kreuther gets creative with cabbage at his eponymous restaurant in

4 large boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, total 21⁄2 pounds Salt 1 container (16 ounces) celigene mozzarella balls, drained 2 to 3 cups cored, seeded, diced ripe tomatoes 2 to 3 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh chives Extra-virgin olive oil Freshly ground black pepper Safflower, sunflower or expellerpressed canola oil 1 ⁄2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves Shredded Parmesan cheese Fresh herb sprigs 1. Pat chicken dry. Remove the chicken tenders from the underside of the breasts and save for another use. Place one breast half on the cutting board. Using a very sharp knife, butterfly the chicken as follows: Starting at the thickest side, slice the chicken horizontally in half cutting nearly three-fourths of the way through to the other side. Open the chicken like a book (or a butterfly); cover with a sheet of plastic wrap. Pound until a uniform { inch thick. Cut in half if desired. Place on a baking sheet and repeat with remaining chicken breasts. 2. Season chicken generously with salt. If working ahead, refrigerate loosely covered up to a day. Otherwise, leave on the counter in a cool kitchen for up to 30 minutes. 3. Meanwhile, slice mozzarella balls in half. Put into a bowl. Add tomatoes, chives and 1 or 2 tablespoons olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 4. Heat a large cast-iron or nonstick griddle (or large skillet) over high heat until a drop of water sizzles on contact. Turn on the exhaust fan. 5. Reduce heat under the griddle to medium-high. Add a light coating of safflower oil then immediately add the chicken in a single, uncrowded layer. (Work in batches if necessary.) Cook, without turning, until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Flip chicken; cook second side until golden, about 3 minutes more. 6. Transfer chicken to a platter. Drizzle with olive oil. Repeat to cook remaining chicken. Stir basil into tomato mixture, then spoon mixture over chicken. Sprinkle with Parmesan and garnish with herb sprigs. Serve. Nutrition information per serving: 446 calories, 25 g fat, 12 g saturated fat, 158 mg cholesterol, 2 g carbohydrates, 0 g sugar, 52 g protein, 153 mg sodium, 1 g fiber

⁄2 cup milk ⁄2 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans Grated rind and juice of 1 lemon 1 ⁄4 cup sugar Cream together the shortening and sugar. Stir in the slightly beaten eggs. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir this mixture into the creamed mixture alternately with the milk. Add the walnuts and grated lemon rind. Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour in a 9x5-inch loaf pan. Remove the bread from the oven and pierce surface with a small skewer or toothpick to make small holes. Combine the sugar and lemon juice. Pour over hot bread very slowly. Serves: 9 1 1

Turtle Cake Recipe 1 box (1 pound, 2 ounces) German chocolate cake mix 1 package (14 ounces) caramels 1 ⁄2 cup butter 1 can (5.33 ounces) evaporated milk 1 cup chopped pecans 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips Mix cake according to directions on box. Pour half of batter into prepared 13x9-inch pan. Bake 15 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Melt caramels with butter and milk. Pour over cake. Sprinkle pecans and chocolate chips over caramel layer. Cover with rest of batter and bake at 350 degrees 15 to 20 minutes longer.

New York City. He purees well-cooked cabbage as a base for some garnishes uses it in a side dish with trumpet mushrooms warmed in duck fat and serves up a simple slaw of shredded cabbage, onion, oil, vinegar, and salt and pepper, maybe with some julienned gruyere cheese mixed in. “It goes with everything it’s refreshing, it gets better with a few days macerating time, it’s soft and crunchy, it’s healthy,” Kreuther says. At the restaurant, they make their own sauerkraut, a dish he grew up with in his native Alsace region of France. Kreuther serves the sauerkraut in a smoked sturgeon his sauerkraut tartlet topped with caviar mousseline is in a filo pastry shell and served under a wine glass filled with smoke. Kreuther likes mixing poor man’s food with luxury ingredients and seeing how they play against each other. That explains another dish on his menu: layers of squab breast and foie gras wrapped with cabbage leaves, and then encased in Tunisian brik dough and seared until the outside is crispy. And how do people react when they see cabbage on this highbrow menu? “People pooh-pooh cabbage,” he says, “but when they taste it well prepared they say, ‘Oh, I didn’t realize cabbage could be so delicious!”’

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Season preview: Bears seek playoffs Under 1st year head coach Murdock, Kenai River looks to snap 5-year postseason drought By Jeff Helminiak Peninsula Clarion

The Kenai River Brown Bears will embark on their 13th season today in search of breaking a five-year playoff drought. The Bears face the WilkesBarre/Scranton (Pennsylvania) Knights today at 12:30 p.m. ADT in the first of four games at the North American

Hockey League Showcase in Minnesota. Charged with getting the Bears to the playoffs is first-year head coach Kevin Murdock. After head coach Josh Petrich resigned for personal reasons in early February, Dan Bogdan was elevated from assistant coach to interim head coach and led the Bears to an 8-8-1-1 record down the stretch.

The Bears finished at 23-31-3-3 and 12 points out of the playoffs, but with their most wins since the 2013-14 season. While there are still more cutdowns that will take place, the Bears currently have 12 returners. “I think with how last year ended up, especially our returning guys are feeling good about the momentum we’re carrying into

the season,” Murdock said. “Hopefully, we’ll continue to develop and get better, and see where we’re at in January and February for a playoff push.” Kenai River received some big news this week when Eagle River’s Zach Krajnik decided to leave the Omaha (Nebraska) Lancers of the Tier I United States Hockey League and return to the Tier

II NAHL. Krajnik led the Bears last season with 50 points, coming on 17 goals and 33 assists. The next two players on the scoring list — Markuss Komuls and Michael Spethmann with 37 and 36, respectively — both aged out. Next on the scoring list were Andy Walker and JJ Boucher, each with 31. Walker aged out, while Boucher also returns.

The Bears biggest problem last season was scoring. They potted the second fewest goals in the league, but were 12th of 24 teams (this year there are 26) in goals allowed. “He’s looking forward to spending his final year playing in Kenai, being with the guys and getting this thing headed in the right direction,”

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Red Sox beaten by Yastrzemski By The Associated Press

BOSTON — Mike Yastrzemski, grandson of former Red Sox great and Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski, homered in his first game in Fenway Park, and Alex Dickerson had a pinch-hit sacrifice fly in the 15th inning to lift the San Francisco Giants to a 7-6 victory over Boston on Tuesday night. The game featured a major league record-tying 24 pitchers — including a team-record 13 by the Giants — and had 50 players overall, lasting 5 hours, 54 minutes. “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” was played in the middle of the 14th inning.

BLUE JAYS 8, ORIOLES 5 BALTIMORE — Rookie Cavan Biggio hit for the cycle, leading Toronto to the victory. Biggio homered in the third inning, singled in the sixth, doubled in the eighth and tripled in the ninth. He drove in four runs and scored three times.

YANKEES 8, ANGELS 0 NEW YORK — Luis Severino pitched four dominant innings in his injury-delayed season debut for the Yankees. A two-time All-Star and the ace of the Yankees staff, Severino got hurt while warming up before his first scheduled spring training appearance on March 5.

BREWERS 3, PADRES 1 MILWAUKEE — Mike Moustakas hit his 35th homer, and Milwaukee earned its 11th win in 12 games. Lorenzo Cain also went deep as the Brewers moved into a tie with the Chicago Cubs for the NL’s second wild card. They also pulled within two games of NL Central-leading St. Louis. Moustakas connected against Matt Strahm (5-9) in the seventh, giving Milwaukee a 2-1 lead. Trent Grisham added a sacrifice fly in the eighth.

NATIONALS 6, CARDINALS 2 ST. LOUIS — Patrick Corbin struck out 11 in six innings for Washington, and Howie Kendrick had three hits. The Nationals increased their lead for the NL’s top wild card to 1 1/2 games over the Cubs and Brewers. Corbin (13-7) allowed two unearned runs and five hits. Daniel Hudson got six outs for his fourth save. Miles Mikolas (9-14) pitched six innings before he was lifted for a pinch hitter. He allowed three runs and became the first Cardinals pitcher to lose 14 games in a season since

Braden Looper went 12-14 in 2008.

DODGERS 7, RAYS 5 LOS ANGELES — Corey Seager drove in four runs, including a go-ahead, tworun double in the seventh, and Los Angeles rallied to beat Tampa Bay.

TWINS 9, WHITE SOX 8 MINNEAPOLIS — Ronald Torreyes was hit by a bases-loaded pitch in Minnesota’s three-run 12th inning, and the Twins maintained their five-game lead in the AL Central.

INDIANS 7, TIGERS 2 CLEVELAND — Adam Plutko pitched six effective innings, rookie Oscar Mercado homered and Cleveland beat Detroit for the 15th straight time.

REDS 4, CUBS 2 CHICAGO — The Cubs were shut down by Sonny Gray and two relievers, hurting their playoff positioning.

ASTROS 4, RANGERS 1 HOUSTON — Justin Verlander picked up his major league-leading 19th win, and Yuli Gurriel, Alex Bregman and Yordan Alvarez homered for Houston.

MARLINS 12, DIAMONDBACKS 6 PHOENIX — Miguel Rojas had a career-high six RBIs, including a three-run double, and Miami rallied past Arizona.

ATHLETICS 2, ROYALS 1 OAKLAND, Calif. — Matt Olson hit a tying homer for Oakland leading off the seventh, and Seth Brown hit a go-ahead double two batters later.

PHILLIES 5, BRAVES 4 ATLANTA — Rhys Hoskins and Jose Pirela hit two-run homers off Dallas Keuchel in Philadelphia’s five-run fourth inning.

METS 6, ROCKIES 1 DENVER — Marcus Stroman pitched seven shutout innings, and New York beat Colorado to boost its flickering playoff hopes.

Nikiski seniors Kaycee Bostic (right) and Tika Zimmerman encourage the team Tuesday against Kenai Central at Nikiski High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Nikiski netters top Kenai By Joey Klecka Peninsula Clarion

After showing up last weekend to support their friendly peninsula rivals, the Nikiski volleyball team felt the love back Tuesday night in a Southcentral Conference victory over Kenai Central. Nikiski defeated Kenai 3-1 at home, winning by scores of 25-16, 27-25, 22-25 and 25-20, and cheering them on from the bleachers were members of the Class 4A Soldotna program, and there was a reason for that. Friday at Soldotna, several of Nikiski’s players showed up in tie-dyed shirts for SoHi’s “Tip for Tori Night” against Palmer, which celebrated the life of Tori Verba, an incoming freshman who died in an ATV accident in June. Tuesday at Nikiski, a handful of Stars players joined the Bulldogs faithful in cheering on their Class 3A rivals, and Nikiski head coach Stacey Segura noticed. “It’s so awesome for them return the favor,” Segura said. “They were loud and obnoxious and it’s just super cool to have another support system in the community from another school. A lot of them are great friends with the girls on the team from club, and I know a lot of the girls as well. “It’s super cool, team spirit is awesome and it’s supposed to be fun.” Nikiski improved to 2-0 in the conference, 2-1 overall, while Kenai dropped to 0-2

in both. The match featured a tense second set which saw Kenai take game point, only for Nikiski to rally with three consecutive points to win it. Segura said she was pleased to see steady gains from the varsity team’s greener players, such as sophomore hitter Jaycee Tauriainen, who had 22 digs to go with 13 assists, Rosalie Anderson, Savannah Ley and Elora Reichert. “They’re really stepping outside their comfort zone and getting better,” Segura said. “You can see it. It takes a huge weight off the experienced players, and the younger players are working to where they’re gaining that trust on the team as well. That’s really important. “The older girls are letting them know it’s okay to make mistakes. I think that’s a huge thing.” Kenai head coach Tracy Beck said while she was pleased to see the Kardinals hang with the defending 3A state champions, there are still weaknesses that Kenai must shore up. “Still have a lot of work to do,” Beck said. “I’m loving the grind, we work so hard to be in that position, and loving the battle is a big deal.” Beck said Nikiski’s disciplined defense played a big role in holding off the Kards, particularly in the second set thriller. “When we’re playing against a state team, they’re a step ahead of us,” Beck said.

Kenai Central hitter Savanna Wilson (3) sends a shot over Nikiski’s Jaycee Tauriainen on Tuesday at Nikiski High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai took the early lead in Game 1 with a 6-2 advantage, but mistakes doomed the Kards during a 12-2 Nikiski run. In the second game, Kenai again blazed out of the gates to take a 6-2 lead, but another Bulldogs run, this one an eight-point swing, put Nikiski ahead. Nikiski led 20-13 at one point, but the Kards buckled down and forced the Bulldogs into several mistakes at the net to claw back. Kenai scored eight straight to take a 23-21 lead, then held game

point at 25-24 after a stuff block by Chelsea Plagge and Erin Koziczkowski. However, the experience of Nikiski showed up and the Bulldogs clicked off three straight points to win it and take a 2-0 match lead. In Game 3, Kenai yet again started quick with big kills from Jaiden Streiff and Abby Every, and while Nikiski came back to make it a game at 22-21, Kenai managed to hold on to slash the match score to 2-1. See net, Page A10


Newton’s status for Sunday uncertain

PITTSBURGH — Marco Gonzales pitched seven innings, helping Seattle beat Pittsburgh after Pirates closer Felipe Vázquez was arrested on multiple felony charges earlier in the day.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton’s status for Sunday’s game at Arizona is uncertain after the 2015 league MVP reaggravated a mid-foot sprain. Newton did not practice

Tuesday and Panthers coach Ron Rivera gave no timetable for his QB’s potential return, saying “He’s going to get his treatment, we’ll see how he feels and we’ll adjust to it as we go through it.”

Rivera said backup Kyle Allen would make his second career NFL start for the Panthers against Arizona if Newton isn’t able to play. Rivera said that means the Panthers (0-2) will have to

circle the wagons with four of their next five games on the road. “Does it change things (if Newton is out)? Yes, it changes things dramatically,” Rivera said.


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On Tap Wednesday Volleyball Homer at Soldotna, 6 p.m. Thursday Soccer Nenana at CIA, 5 p.m. Friday Football Houston at Nikiski, 5 p.m. Swimming Kenai, Seward, Homer at SoHi Pentathlon, 2 p.m. Volleyball Homer, Kenai, SoHi, Nikiski at West Spiketacular, TBA Soccer Su Valley at CIA, 5 p.m.

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Saturday Football Homer at Seward, 2 p.m. Kenai at Eagle River, 2 p.m. Kodiak at Soldotna, 2 p.m. Cross country Boroughs at Tsalteshi, Boys JV noon, girls JV 12:45 p.m., boys varsity 1:30 p.m., girls varsity 2:45 p.m. Swimming Kenai, Seward, Homer at SoHi Invite, 11 a.m. Volleyball Homer, Kenai, SoHi, Nikiski at West Spiketacular Soccer Birchwood at CIA, 1 p.m.

WNBA Playoffs (x-if necessary) Semifinals (Best-of-5) Washington 1, Las Vegas 0 Tuesday, Sept. 17: Washington 97, Las Vegas 95 Thursday, Sept. 19: Las Vegas at Washington, 4:30 p.m.


Connecticut 1, Los Angeles 0 Tuesday, Sept. 17: Connecticut 84, Los Angeles

Thursday, Sept. 19: Los Angeles at Connecticut, 2:30 p.m. All Times ADT

Hockey NHL Preseason Results Tuesday’s Games Ottawa 3, Torono 1 N.Y. Islanders 3, Philadelphia 2, OT Carolina 3, Tampa Bay 0 Columbus 4, Buffalo 1 Detroit 5, Chicago 3 Dallas 2 Minnesota 1, OT Vegas 5, Colorado 0 Vancouver 4, Edmonton 2 Los Angeles(ss) 4, Arizona(ss) 1 Anaheim 4, San Jose 3 Arizona(ss) 5, Los Angeles(ss) 0


Giants bench Manning, promote Jones EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Eli Manning’s long and distinguished reign as the New York Giants’ starting quarterback is seemingly over. Let the Daniel Jones era begin. Coach Pat Shurmur announced Tuesday that the No. 6 overall pick in the NFL draft is replacing the

two-time Super Bowl MVP as the Giants’ quarterback, beginning Sunday at Tampa Bay. The move comes less than 24 hours after Shurmur refused to say Manning would remain the starter following two straight losses, the sixth time in seven years New York has

Pirates’ Vazquez arrested PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vázquez was arrested Tuesday on multiple felony charges, including statutory sexual assault, soliciting a child and pornography, and was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball. Vázquez was taken into custody by Pennsylvania State Police on one count of computer pornography/solicitation of a child

and one count of providing obscene material to minors, both felonies, stemming from an investigation in Florida. He was later charged in Westmoreland County, which is located east of Pittsburgh, with felony counts of statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor and corruption of minors and a misdemeanor count of indecent assault of a person under 16 years old.

Jets’ Darnold aims for Week 5 return NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Darnold hopes to be back on the field sooner than many expected. The New York Jets quarterback said Tuesday during his weekly spot on

“The Michael Kay Show” on 98.7 ESPN New York that he’s feeling much better while recovering from mononucleosis and is aiming to return in Week 5.

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2019. There are 104 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 18, 1793, President George Washington laid the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol. On this date: In 1850, Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act, which created a force of federal commissioners charged with returning escaped slaves to their owners. In 1940, Harper and Brothers published “You Can’t Go Home Again” by Thomas Wolfe, two years after the author’s death. In 1947, the National Security Act, which created a National Military Establishment and the position of Secretary of Defense, went into effect. In 1959, during his U.S. tour, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev visited Wall Street, the Empire State Building and the grave of President Franklin D. Roosevelt; in a speech to the U.N. General Assembly, Khrushchev called on all countries to disarm. In 1961, United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold (dahg HAWM’-ahr-shoold) was killed in a plane crash in northern Rhodesia. In 1964, the situation comedy “The Addams Family,” inspired by the Charles Addams cartoons, premiered on ABC-TV. In 1970, rock star Jimi Hendrix died in London at age 27. In 1975, newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was captured by the FBI in San Francisco, 19 months after being kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army. In 1990, The organized crime drama “GoodFellas,” directed by Martin Scorsese, had its U.S. premiere in New York. In 1994, tennis star Vitas Gerulaitis (VEE’-tuhs gehr-uh-LY’-tihs), 40, was found dead in the guest cottage of a friend’s home in Southampton, New York, of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. In 2001, a week after the Sept. 11 attack, President George W. Bush said he hoped to “rally the world” in the battle against terrorism and predicted that all “people who love freedom” would join. Letters postmarked Trenton, N.J., that later tested positive for anthrax were sent to the New York Post and NBC anchorman Tom Brokaw. In 2007, O.J. Simpson was charged with seven felonies, including kidnapping, in the alleged armed robbery of sports memorabilia collectors in a Las Vegas casino-hotel room. (Simpson, sentenced to nine to 33 years in prison, was released on parole in October 2017.) Ten years ago: Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in defiance of Iran’s Islamic leadership, clashing with police and confronting state-run anti-Israel rallies. Writer-editor Irving Kristol, known as the godfather of neoconservatism, died at 89. The final episode of “Guiding Light” aired on CBS, ending a 72-year run on radio and television. Five years ago: In a show of solidarity with Ukraine, President Barack Obama welcomed the new president of the embattled former Soviet republic, Petro Poroshenko, to the White House. Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic Group militants. Home Depot said a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada had affected 56 million debit and credit cards. Voters in Scotland rejected independence, opting to remain part of the United Kingdom in a historic referendum. The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews, Scotland, ended years of maleonly exclusivity as its members voted overwhelmingly in favor of inviting women to join. One year ago: The death toll from Hurricane Florence rose to at least 37 in three states; the victims include two female detainees being taken to a mental health facility in a van that was overtaken by water in South Carolina. China announced tax increases on $60 billion worth of U.S. imports, a day after the U.S. announcement of new tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese-made goods. Russia said a Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by a Syrian missile over the Mediterranean Sea, killing all 15 people on board; the Russians blamed Israel, saying the plane was caught in the crossfire as four Israeli fighters attacked targets in Syria. Today’s Birthdays: Singer Jimmie Rodgers is 86. Actor Robert Blake is 86. Actor Fred Willard is 86. Gospel singer Bobby Jones is 81. Singer Frankie Avalon is 79. Actress Beth Grant is 70. Rock musician Kerry Livgren is 70. Actress Anna Deavere Smith is 69. The U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson, is 68. Basketball Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino is 67. College Football Hall of Famer and retired NFL player Billy Sims is 64. Movie director Mark Romanek is 60. Baseball Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg is 60. Alt-country-rock musician Mark Olson is 58. Singer Joanne Catherall (Human League) is 57. Actress Holly Robinson Peete is 55. Rhythm-and-blues singer Ricky Bell (Bell Biv Devoe and New Edition) is 52. Actress Aisha Tyler is 49. Former racing cyclist Lance Armstrong is 48. Opera singer Anna Netrebko is 48. Actress Jada Pinkett Smith is 48. Actor James Marsden is 46. Actress Emily Rutherfurd is 45. Actor Travis Schuldt is 45. Rapper Xzibit is 45. Comedian-actor Jason Sudeikis is 44. Actress Sophina Brown is 43. Actor Barrett Foa is 42. Talk show host Sara Haines (TV: “GMA3: Strahan, Sara & Keke”) is 42. Actor/comedian Billy Eichner is 41. Actress Alison Lohman is 40. Designer Brandon Maxwell is 35. Congressman and former NFL player Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, is 35. Actors Brandon and Taylor Porter are 26. Actor Patrick Schwarzenegger is 26. Country singer Tae Dye (Maddie and Tae) is 24. Actor C.J. Sanders is 23. Thought for Today: “Make your mistakes, take your chances, look silly, but keep on going. Don’t freeze up.” -- From “You Can’t Go Home Again” by Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938).

AL Standings 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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Tuesday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 8, L.A. Angels 0 Seattle 6, Pittsburgh 0 Cleveland 7, Detroit 2 L.A. Dodgers 7, Tampa Bay 5 Toronto 8, Baltimore 5 Houston 4, Texas 1 Minnesota 9, Chicago White Sox 8, 12 innings Oakland 2, Kansas City 1 San Francisco 7, Boston 6, 15 innings Wednesday’s Games Kansas City (Duffy 6-6) at Oakland (Bailey 13-8), 11:37 a.m. L.A. Angels (Peters 3-3) at N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 5-8), 2:35 p.m. Seattle (Dunn 0-0) at Pittsburgh (Musgrove 10-12), 3:05 p.m. Toronto (Buchholz 1-5) at Baltimore (Bundy 6-14), 3:05 p.m. Detroit (Turnbull 3-15) at Cleveland (Civale 3-3), 3:10 p.m. San Francisco (Samardzija 10-12) at Boston (Chacín 3-10), 3:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Covey 1-8) at Minnesota (Odorizzi 14-6), 3:40 p.m. Tampa Bay (McKay 2-4) at L.A. Dodgers (Gonsolin 3-2), 4:10 p.m. Texas (Allard 4-0) at Houston (Cole 17-5), 4:10 p.m. All Times ADT

NL Standings East Division z-Atlanta Washington New York Philadelphia Miami

W L 93 59 83 67 78 73 77 72 53 98

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Finally, in Game 4, it was Nikiski making the early

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Murdock said of Krajnik.

The head coach said another key returner is Bogdan, who has been elevated to associate head coach. Murdock spent the

z-clinched playoff berth Central Division St. Louis 84 67 Chicago 82 69 Milwaukee 82 69 Cincinnati 71 81 Pittsburgh 65 86 West Division x-Los Angeles 98 54 Arizona 77 75 San Francisco 73 78 San Diego 68 83 Colorado 66 86 x-clinched division


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J.López, J.Barnes (7), Fillmyer (8) and Dini; B.Anderson, Puk (6), Soria (8), Hendriks (9) and Phegley, S.Murphy. W--Puk 2-0. L--J.López 4-8. Sv-Hendriks (23). HRs--Oakland, Olson (35).

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Alfaro, Holaday; Young, Andriese (6), Sherfy (7), Clarke (7), Duplantier (9) and C.Kelly, Ca.Joseph. W--C.Smith 9-10. L--Andriese 5-5. HRs--Miami, Holaday (4). Arizona, K.Cron (6).


C.Smith, Brigham (6), Stanek (7), Noesí (8) and

BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS -- Recalled UT Andrew Velazquez from Columbus (IL). DETROIT TIGERS -- Placed LHP Daniel Stumpf on the 60-day IL. Recalled RHP Victor Alcantara from Toledo (IL). Claimed RHP Marcos Diplan off waivers from Minnesota. HOUSTON ASTROS -- Reinstated SS Carlos Correa from the 10-day IL. NEW YORK YANKEES -- Designated INF Breyvic Valera for assignment. Reinstated RHP Luis Severino from the 60-day IL. SEATTLE MARINERS -- Reinstated OF Domingo Santana from the 10-day IL. National League ATLANTA BRAVES -- Placed OF Charlie Culberson on the 60-day IL. Selected the contract of C John Ryan Murphy from Gwinnett (IL). MILWAUKEE BREWERS -- Reinstated RHP Brandon Woodruff from the 10-day IL. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES -- Placed OF Corey Dickerson on the 60-day IL. Reinstated RHP Edubray Ramos from the 60-day IL. PITTSBURGH PIRATES -- Placed LHP Felipe Vázquez on the restricted list. Reinstated RHP Chris Stratton from the 10-day IL. Selected the contract of INF Jake Elmore from Indianapolis (IL). Transferred RHP Chris Archer to the 60-day IL. BASKETBALL Women’s NBA WASHINGTON MYSTICS -- Waived G Shey Peddy. FOOTBALL National Football League DETROIT LIONS -- Released QB Josh Johnson and RB C.J. Anderson. Signed QB Jeff Driskel. GREEN BAY PACKERS -- Claimed CB Tremon Smith off waivers from Kansas City. HOUSTON TEXANS -- Released P Trevor Daniel. Signed P Bryan Anger. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS -- Placed QB Chad Kelly on the exempt/commissioner permission list. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS -- Waived DL Joey Ivie. Claimed OL Greg Senat off waivers from Baltimore. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS -- Signed TE Lance Kendricks and DE Chris Peace. Placed S Adrian Phillips on injured reserve. Waived WR Andre Patton. MIAMI DOLPHINS -- Traded S Minkah Fitzpatrick, a 2020 fourth-round draft pick and a 2021 seventh-round draft pick to Pittsburgh for 2020 first- and fifth-round draft picks and a 2021 sixthround draft pick. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS -- Signed OL Caleb Benenoch. Placed T Isaiah Wynn on injured reserve. PITTSBURGH STEELERS -- Placed QB Ben Roethlisberger on IR. Signed QB Devlin Hodges from the practice squad. Canadian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS -- Released QB Kevin Anderson from the practice roster. HOCKEY National Hockey League BOSTON BRUINS -- Agreed to terms with D Brandon Carlo to a two-year contract extension. CAROLINA HURRICANES -- Signed D Fredrik Claesson to a one-year, two-way contract. DALLAS STARS -- Loaned C Riley Damiani to Kitchener (OHL). Returned RW Curtis Douglas to Windsor (OHL) and LW Nicholas Porco to Saginaw (OHL). NASHVILLE PREDATORS -- Assigned Fs Egor Afanasyev to Windsor (OHL) and Philip Tomasino to Niagara (OHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS -- Assigned G Eamon McAdam to Binghamton (AHL), Fs Mitchell Hoelscher and Graeme Clarke and D Nikita Okhotyuk to Ottawa (OHL), D Xavier Bernard to Charlottetown (QMJHL) and Michael Vukojevic to Kitchener (OHL) and G Akira Schmid to Omaha (USHL). LACROSSE National Lacrosse League COLORADO MAMMOTH -- Traded Fs Zack Greer and Jeremy Noble to San Diego for a 2019 second-round draft pick and a conditional 2020 pick. SOCCER Major League Soccer DALLAS -- Agreed to terms wigth D Ryan Hollingshead on a two-year contract. COLLEGE COASTAL CAROLINA -- Named Elwyn McRoy assistant men’s basketball coach. SYRACUSE -- Named Sydney Pirreca assistant women’s lacrosse coach.

moves, staking out a 13-7 advantage that gave the Bulldogs enough of a cushion to hang on, despite a late Kenai charge. For Nikiski, Kaycee Bostic blasted 13 kills with two

blocks, while Lillian Carstens added 12 kills and three blocks. Senior libero America Jeffreys and setter Kaitlyn Johnson had 26 digs apiece, while Johnson added seven aces.

Bethany Morris rallied the Kenai offense with 14 kills and 10 digs. Also for the Kards, Savanna Wilson tallied seven kills, Every had five kills and Kaylee Lauritsen served out six aces.

last three years as associate head coach of the North Iowa Bulls of the Tier III NA3HL, so Bogdan’s experience in the NAHL and Alaska will be valuable. “He brings a really good hockey skills background to help us continue to develop these guys to not only make our team succeed, but give

the players the skills they need to move to college,” Murdock said of Bogdan. Other forwards slated to return are Eagle River’s Brandon Lajoie (29 games, two goals and four assists), Logan Ritchie (43, 5-7), Justin Daly (53, 5-9), Laudon Poellinger (35, 3-6), Wasilla’s Porter Schachle (23, 3-7), Trey LaBarge (32, 6-6) and Cody Moline (52, 4-7). Schachle committed to Division I University of Alaska Anchorage last week, becoming the first player on the roster with a Division I commit. Forwards Thomas Walker and Sutton McDonald could have returned, but Walker decided to go to college and McDonald was traded to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Murdock said first-round pick Pavel Karasek, secondround pick Theo Thrun and Trevor Van Vliet, who was tendered, also have shown promise in helping with the Bears scoring problem. Other forwards fighting for a final spot on the roster are Kyle Valiquette, Stewart Pond, Nash Hatcher, Anchorage’s Max Helgeson and Chase Robideau. On defense, Soldotna’s Preston Weeks returns for a fifth and final season with the team. Weeks needs to play 49 games to set the NAHL all-time record for games played. Murdock said he has not named captains yet, but added that Weeks will be a captain. “It’s a huge deal,” Murdock said of the 183 NAHL games Weeks has played. “It’s really hard to step into the league at a young age, and it’s even harder to stay there and improve from year to year, but if you look at his numbers, that’s what he’s done.” Kenai River also gets blue line experience from returners Boucher, Eagle River’s Connor Canterbury and Anchorage’s Ryan Reid. Connor Scahill was eligible to return but he’s been traded to the Odessa (Texas) Jackalopes of the NAHL.

“I definitely think it helps that we have so many returning guys back there,” Murdock said. “Guys like Preston Weeks lead the team and mentor the younger guys stepping into different roles.” Murdock said Michael Spinner, drafted in the third round, also has looked good, as has Robert McCollum, who last played in the Ontario Junior Hockey League. Also on the roster are Nick Latvala, Eagle River’s Logan Dudinsky and Nate Thelen. The biggest loss for the Bears came at goalie, where Gavin Enright played 47 games last season. After committing to Division I Bemidji State during the season, Enright’s rise continued during the offseason when he made the Green Bay (Wisconsin) Gamblers of the NAHL. Murdock said that has led to a wide-open competition at goalie, and Landon Pavlisin, Danny Fraga and CJ Hapward have taken advantage, especially in weekend exhibition games against the Minnesota Wilderness. “All three did really well, and at this point, it’s still a competition,” Murdock said. The Bears have four games at the Showcase before weekend series on the road against the Minnesota Magicians and Chippewa (Wisconsin) Steel. The home opener is Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex against the Janesville (Wisconsin) Jets. The team has not yet been to Alaska, so with eight players from Alaska, plus all the returners, Murdock said the squad is looking forward to getting back and connecting with the community again. Murdock himself has only been here for a week in August. “We plan on being really involved with the community, especially youth hockey,” Murdock said. “We also want to get the guys into the schools as much as possible.”

Tuesday’s Games Seattle 6, Pittsburgh 0 L.A. Dodgers 7, Tampa Bay 5 Milwaukee 3, San Diego 1 Philadelphia 5, Atlanta 4 Washington 6, St. Louis 2 Cincinnati 4, Chicago Cubs 2 N.Y. Mets 6, Colorado 1 San Francisco 7, Boston 6, 15 innings Miami 12, Arizona 6 Wednesday’s Games Washington (Scherzer 10-6) at St. Louis (Wainwright 12-9), 9:15 a.m. N.Y. Mets (Syndergaard 10-8) at Colorado (Hoffman 2-6), 11:10 a.m. Miami (Alcantara 5-13) at Arizona (Leake 11-11), 11:40 a.m. Seattle (Dunn 0-0) at Pittsburgh (Musgrove 10-12), 3:05 p.m. San Francisco (Samardzija 10-12) at Boston (Chacín 3-10), 3:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Eflin 8-12) at Atlanta (Teheran 10-9), 3:20 p.m. San Diego (Lamet 2-5) at Milwaukee (Houser 6-6), 3:40 p.m. Cincinnati (Mahle 2-11) at Chicago Cubs (Lester 13-10), 4:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (McKay 2-4) at L.A. Dodgers (Gonsolin 3-2), 4:10 p.m.

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Gonzales, Tuivailala (8), McClain (9) and Narváez; M.Keller, Feliz (6), Jerez (7), Holmes (8), Wang (9), Markel (9) and El.Díaz. W--Gonzales 16-11. L--M. Keller 1-5. HRs--Seattle, Narváez (22), Au.Nola (10), Long (4). Giants 7, Red Sox 6, 15 inn. SF 103 100 000 000 101 -- 7 14 0 Bos. 010 013 000 000 100 -- 6 14 1 L.Webb, A.Suarez (6), Ty.Rogers (7), Abad (7), Gustave (8), Coonrod (9), Wil.Smith (9), S.Anderson (11), Selman (13), B.Smith (13), W.Peralta (13), Barraclough (13), D.Rodríguez (14) and Vogt; Eovaldi, Brewer (5), Poyner (6), Brasier (7), J.Taylor (8), Workman (9), M.Barnes (10), Walden (11), Cashner (12), B.Johnson (14), T.Kelley (14) and Vázquez, León. W--D.Rodríguez 6-9. L--T.Kelley 0-2. HRs--San Francisco, Belt (17), Yastrzemski (20). Boston, Bradley Jr. (19). Dodgers 7, Rays 5 Tampa Bay Los Angeles

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Snell, Drake (3), Poche (5), Roe (5), N.Anderson (6), Fairbanks (7), Sulser (7), Kittredge (8) and d’Arnaud; Ferguson, J.Urías (2), Floro (3), Stripling (4), P.Báez (6), Kolarek (7), Maeda (7), K.Jansen (8) and Wil.Smith. W--Maeda 10-8. L--Fairbanks 1-3. Sv--K.Jansen (30). HRs--Tampa Bay, Choi (16), Aguilar (12). Phillies 5, Braves 4

Yankees 8, Dodgers 0 Los Angeles New York

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No.Ramirez, J.Suarez (2), Jo.Rodriguez (4), Cahill (7) and Bemboom; L.Severino, Loaisiga (5), Tarpley (7), Gearrin (8), C.Adams (9) and Romine. W--Loaisiga 2-1. L--No.Ramirez 5-4. HRs--New York, Torres (38). Blue Jays 8, Orioles 5 Toronto Baltimore

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Tepera, Thornton (2), Shafer (7), Boshers (7), B.Stewart (7), Law (8), Giles (9) and D.Jansen; Shepherd, Bleier (5), M.Castro (6), P.Fry (7), Armstrong (8), Givens (9), E.Phillips (9) and Sisco, P.Severino. W--Law 1-2. L--Givens 2-6. HRs--Toronto, Grichuk (29), Biggio (14), Smoak (21). Baltimore, Mancini (34), Villar (22).

Philadelphia Atlanta

Velasquez, R.Suárez (6), Hughes (6), Álvarez (7), Parker (8), Neris (9) and Realmuto; Keuchel, O’Day (6), Blevins (7), Swarzak (7), Dayton (9) and Flowers. W--Velasquez 7-7. L--Keuchel 8-6. Sv--Neris (27). HRs--Philadelphia, Hoskins (29), Pirela (1). Atlanta, Hechavarría (7), Duvall (8). Brewers 3, Padres 1 San Diego Milwaukee

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Reininger, Ni.Ramirez (3), Schreiber (4), G.Soto (7) and Greiner; Plutko, Cimber (7), Clippard (8), Carrasco (9) and R.Pérez. W--Plutko 7-4. L--Reininger 0-3. HRs--Detroit, D.Lugo (6). Cleveland, Mercado (12).

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Paddack, Strahm (6), Stammen (7), Bednar (8) and Hedges; Woodruff, G.González (3), Suter (6), Albers (7), Pomeranz (8) and Grandal. W--Albers 8-5. L--Strahm 5-9. Sv--Pomeranz (2). HRs--San Diego, Renfroe (32). Milwaukee, Cain (9), Moustakas (35). Nationals 6, Cardinals 2

Indians 7, Tigers 2 Detroit Cleveland

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Washington St. Louis

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Corbin, Rodney (7), Dan.Hudson (8) and Gomes; Mikolas, Gallegos (7), Gant (8), Helsley (8), G.Cabrera (9) and Molina. W--Corbin 13-7. L--Mikolas 9-14. Sv--Dan.Hudson (4). HRs--Washington, Kendrick (16). Reds 4, Cubs 2

Twins 9, White Sox 8, 12 inn. Chicago 000 122 000 012 -- 8 20 0 Minnesota 005 000 000 013 -- 9 15 1

Cincinnati Chicago

Detwiler, Marshall (6), Bummer (7), Herrera (9), Osich (10), Colomé (11), J.Ruiz (12) and J.McCann; M.Pérez, T.May (5), Duffey (7), Romo (8), Ta.Rogers (9), Littell (10), R.Harper (12) and Garver. W--R. Harper 4-2. L--J.Ruiz 1-4. HRs--Chicago, Collins (2), Engel (6), T.Anderson (17), Cordell (7). Minnesota, LaMarre (1), Sanó (30).

Gray, Lorenzen (7), R.Iglesias (9) and Barnhart; Darvish, Hultzen (8), Cishek (8), Wieck (9) and Caratini. W--Gray 11-7. L--Darvish 6-7. Sv--R.Iglesias (32). HRs--Cincinnati, Aquino (16).

Astros 4, Rangers 1 Texas Houston

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Lynn, Leclerc (8) and Trevino; Verlander, Rondón (7), Harris (8), R.Osuna (9) and Chirinos. W--Verlander 19-6. L--Lynn 14-11. Sv--R.Osuna (34). HRs--Texas, Mazara (18). Houston, Gurriel (29), Bregman (37), Alvarez (26). Athletics 2, Royals 1 Kansas City

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Mets 6, Rockies 1 New York Colorado

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Stroman, J.Wilson (8), Avilán (9) and W.Ramos; Melville, Diehl (6), Y.Almonte (6), Parsons (7), Ri.Garcia (9) and Wolters. W--Stroman 9-13. L--Melville 2-3. HRs--New York, A.Rosario (13), Nimmo (7), P.Alonso (48). Colorado, Blackmon (29). Marlins 12, Diamondbacks 6 Miami Arizona

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Stewart Title of the Kenai Peninsula, Inc. TRUSTOR: KEVIN KLUGE BENEFICIARY: JANA M. PETERSON OWNER OF RECORD: KEVIN KLUGE Said Deed of Trust was executed on the 24th day of August, 2016, and recorded on the 26th day of August, 2016, Serial No. 2016007484-0. Said Deed of Trust has not been assigned by the Beneficiary. Said documents having been recorded in the Kenai Recording District, Third Judicial District, State of Alaska, describing: LOT SIX (6), BLOCK THREE (3), BIRCH LAKE HILLS SUBDIVISION NO.3, according to Plat No. 85-62, in the Kenai Recording District, Third Judicial District, State of Alaska The physical address of the real property described above is 51420 Whispering Haven Street, Nikiski, Alaska, 99635. The undersigned, being the original, or properly substituted Trustee hereby gives notice that a breach of the obligations under the Deed of Trust has occurred in that the Trustor has failed to satisfy the indebtedness secured thereby: ONE HUNDRED FORTY-EIGHT THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED TWENTY-NINE & 37/100TH DOLLARS ($148,529.37), plus interest, late charges, costs, attorney fees and other foreclosure costs actually incurred, and any future advances thereunder. Said default may be cured and the sale terminated upon payment of the sum of default plus interest, late charges, costs, attorney fees and other foreclosure costs actually incurred, and any future advances thereunder, prior to the sale date. If Notice of Default has been recorded two or more times previously and default has been cured, the trustee melect to refuse payment and continue the sale. Upon demand of the Beneficiary, the Trustee elects to sell the above-described property, with proceeds to be applied to the total indebtedness secured thereby. Said sale shall be held at public auction at the ALASKA COURT SYSTEM BUILDING, 125 TRADING BAY DR., #100, KENAI, ALASKA, on the 22 day of October, 2019, said sale shall commence at 11:30 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, in conjunction with such other sales that the Trustee or its attor¬ney may conduct. DATED this 18th day of July, 2019. Stewart Title of the Kenai Peninsula, Inc. By: CHRIS HOUGH Pub: Sept 4,11,18 & 25, 2019 872278

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TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHH You want to pull back from a hot situation, but what actually occurs is the reverse. You alternate between a well-oiled, conven-

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CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHHH Emphasize your friendships, your direction and what you depend on. Think in terms of using your energy in a more positive vein. You will see quick results, especially involving the support of several key friends. Tonight: Find a reason to celebrate.

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH Emphasize what is good in a friendship or specific relationship. You might be more flexible than you realize and able to make an easy adjustment to relate better at this time. Tonight: Go with a friend’s or loved one’s suggestion.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH This period encourages you to express yourself more openly. Your words not only favor more open self-expression, but also encourage a novel approach. Take a risk if you feel it is right. Tonight: Use your psychic energy to help define which path will succeed.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHH Stay focused on the task at hand. Distraction could cause a snafu, which could be costly in terms of finances or time. Your serious front draws results. Go with the flow. Tonight: Play the night away, if you’re not too tired.

1. Clean the skillet or pot immediately after you’ve used it, preferably while it’s still warm. 2. Use lots of hot water, and wash by hand with either a sponge or stiff nylon brush (not metal scouring pads) and a mild dishwashing liquid. Never soak iron skillets in soapy water or use harsh chemicals. 3. Rinse the pan well and be sure to thoroughly dry it over a low heat on the stove for a few seconds. 4. Rub the pan with a light coating of vegetable oil. 5. Store in a dry place. — Heloise

TO A LIGHT BROWN Dear Heloise: When I’m cooking something white or beige, like rice or orzo, that needs to be sauteed “to a light brown,” I always keep out a few grains so I have a raw color to check it against for doneness. — Ceecy N., Odenton, Md. Readers, FYI: Orzo is a variety of pasta; it looks a little bit like rice. — Heloise

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HHHH Do not hesitate to focus on a different approach to get the results you desire. You will do much better if you are spontaneous and tap into an immediate situation. Plug your energy appropriately. Tonight: Consider a mini-trip in the near future.


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levels make it difficult to respond to calls for help of all kinds. John Earthman, district attorney for Nome and surrounding areas, said Nome

police officers “are very hardworking people that live in this community. They want to make their community safer. Unfortunately out here a lot of times, it is a triage situation. It’s very hard. Just having a rural police department in rural Alaska is very hard.” Officials and citizens in Nome are still struggling to

formed by survivors of sexual assault and other violence. After taking over late last year as the city’s new police chief, Bob Estes announced that the department was performing an internal audit of over 460 old sexual assault cases. The City Council meanwhile has approved the hiring of the police department’s

first victims advocate and passed an ordinance to create a civilian oversight committee to monitor police conduct. But change isn’t a simple or swift process. Lisa Navraq Ellanna, an Inupiaq member of the survivors advocacy group, says the group wants lasting policy changes, not just new leadership.

“We can’t look away for one minute,” Ellanna said. “Or all of this goes away.” To hear voices of some of the people involved in Nome’s struggles over sexual assault, listen to a podcast series that the AP’s partner in this project, National Native News, launched on Friday, Sept. 13, at

taxes or cuts in spending when it comes to balancing the budget? One of the great resources that the borough does have is, I think, the Charlie Pierce administration has done a pretty good job of controlling costs at the borough level, and we’re seeing that through some of the budget surpluses that they are reporting on. That’s really great, and what we can continue to do is find efficiencies where we can, and making sure that our borough is providing the best level of efficient, rightsized government for the people, and we can move forward from there. What I don’t want to do is I don’t want to raise taxes on working families of Nikiski before we make sure that visitors to the Kenai Peninsula are doing everything that they can to help provide services that they receive. Do you think anything should be done to increase voter turnout in the borough? I think it’s important for

folks to realize that the most important government is the government that’s closest to them. To encourage people to get out to the polls and talk about the issues is something that I think we all can do. Whether we are citizens in the community or members of the media, getting together and talking about the issues of the day is very important. I think if we can be honest with voters about what the financial situation of the borough is, how issues could come up in the future that might affect them, those are ways that we can engage voters. I think voteby-mail is the wrong option. I’m against voting by mail because I don’t think that’s in Nikiski’s interest. What I am in favor of is engaging more voters by being truthful, open and honest about the issues and about where folks stand on the issues. We have to be open and honest with our constituents and our voters, and we have to encourage everyone who has a stake in these issues to vote. 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? Faith and Christianity is a big part of many people’s lives here on the peninsula. I gave my life to Jesus Christ when I was 4 years old, and my Christianity is a big part of who I am as a man. And that’s important to me. What I can tell you about the invocation is that I think the invocation policy is fine like it is. If people are true and dedicated to their faith and they want to give an invocation, I think that’s appropriate. I think if someone is dedicated and truly believes in their religion they should have the opportunity to offer a prayer at an assembly meeting. And that’s a great way to have a conversation about what religions people have. It’s a great opportunity to have a conversation about Christianity and religion, and I don’t think we need to change the invocation policy. I am for having invocations at the borough assembly. Considering your background as a teacher, what would you say to concerns about a potential conflict of interest when it comes to

determining the borough’s education budget? I understand that concern, but what I can tell you is that I am often one of the first and sometimes one of the only people to speak out as an educator against spending that I feel is unnecessary or unjust. I’ve gotten up at borough meetings and spoken against a bond proposal to build the Kachemak Selo school. I’ve spoken up against many well-intentioned plans at the school district level to spend money on different programs or initiatives that may sound nice but are more flash and shiny object than about results. So if there’s one person that can be on the assembly that can give a very fine-toothed comb to a school board budget it’s Jesse Bjorkman. Because I’m familiar with the budget, I know the issues, and I’m not going to turn over taxpayer money when the school district doesn’t need it. It’s very clear to me that the borough should not waste any money, and I have the experience and the expertise with the school board budget to know if that’s happening. So I think I could be the taxpayer’s best friend when it

comes to that school budget to make sure they’re spending that money on every child receiving an excellent education every day and not just a flashy new shiny program that an administrator wants to do. So you wouldn’t recuse yourself from discussions regarding the education budget? If it’s found that, legally, I have a conflict because of my having a position with the school district I wouldn’t contest that. But I don’t want to disenfranchise the men and women of Nikiski of my vote simply because I am a teacher. We have a citizen Legislature here in Alaska. We have a borough assembly that’s made up of citizens, and everyone has a job in the community. So everyone at one point in time is going to have a conflict about one issue. What I can tell you is that I’m honest, I have integrity, and I’m dependable to listen to folks and do the right thing. If it is found that I have a conflict about a certain issue I don’t necessarily have a problem with that, but I do have the integrity to represent the people of Nikiski and not special interests.

amount of months before you go bankrupt. So you have to cut to balance your budget. I think that often times when you say cut people take it personally, when it’s just a matter of matching your expenses to your revenues. How can the borough encourage higher voter turnout? I think voter turnout at the end of the day comes down to leadership. So who’s leading the charge in each one of these districts to get voters to turn out. It doesn’t have anything to do with machines. I think there are certain things we can do to increase ADA standards so that folks with wheelchairs or walking around with canes can have more accessible access to voter machines. I think that’s a true thing. I also think that the borough complaining

about low turnout is not going to help the situation. You have to be proactive, you have to go to where the people are. And so, as we see in most every assembly meeting, we see the same 20 people that show up to the meetings. Why? Not because people don’t care about what’s going on, but people have jobs, people have families, and so not everybody can show up to Soldotna every other Tuesday. What the borough could do is take a more proactive stance on getting involved in other things outside of borough meetings as an assembly person. 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 am for having prayer at the borough, and I think there’s a respectful way to do it where other folks feel included, and I think the non-respectful thing is to just take it away altogether. I think for whatever reason, in today’s day and age in politics, you are either super for something or super against something. And we’ve lacked the ability to say ‘hey, let’s meet in the middle and figure this thing out together so that we can be equally excited about this’. I think somebody could be as equally excited about the invocation if, given the opportunity, somebody from a different religious perspective could just do a moment of silence or whatever they wanted to do, and then when it came

time for someone with a Christian perspective they can do their prayer how they want to do it. I think taking it away takes away the fabric and the framework from which this county was founded by. In the United States Senate, there’s been a chaplain for forever, a paid chaplain, and I think that people oftentimes overlook that. That happens in the United States, today, they have a paid chaplain and there’s prayer at every Senate and every House meeting. And its been that way ever since our foundation, and I think there are certain organizations trying to take away that liberty and I would stand in the middle and fight for that. Earlier this year you resigned from your position in the Dunleavy administration after accusations were made

against you in regards to your resume. Would you like to speak to that, and why should voters trust you to serve on the assembly? What I would say is that it’s been addressed. I had an interview and a story put out by KSRM that addressed those issues. They’ve been debunked, and we’ve moved on. What I’m really concerned about is serving the folks of Nikiski. Anybody can Google and find the KSRM article if they’d like, and that spells out what happened. At the end of the day, it just was not true. To get into the weeds and to have a battle with folks is not what I’m looking to do on a daily basis. It’s moving forward and being in a position where I can best serve my community. It’s already been addressed as far as I’m concerned.

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I think some of the things that are important as I listen to folks in Nikiski — I hear their concerns and I hear their possible frustrations. One thing that comes to my mind is property rights. We had the anadromous stream ordinance pass a number of years back which basically took 50 feet of everybody’s property that was on an anadromous stream or an anadromous lake. And to folks in Nikiski that was very upsetting. Most of them found out about it after the fact and I think if we’re not careful in who we elect to the borough, we will see more than 50 feet taken from those folks in the future. Another important issue to me is being fiscally conservative, so I will make every effort humanly possible if elected to the assembly to not have any mill rate increase and to not have any sales tax increase because I think the borough has plenty of money. As the chief of staff for Mayor Pierce, I was able to see the ins and outs of how government works and functions, and there does not need to be any new taxes. What would be your approach to balancing the budget? We don’t have a revenue problem. I’ve seen the ins and outs of our budget as the chief of staff, and we do not have a revenue problem. What we do have is incremental growth in government — 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6% — over the last 30 years and that’s not sustainable. What I think Mayor Pierce has done a really good job at is cutting where he can. So I would make sure we do the exact same thing on the assembly. Often times on the assembly, every idea they have is revenue, which is a fancy word for tax. People around here don’t want more taxes. Every time it’s been on the ballot it’s been voted down since the history of the borough. I think that people here, specifically in Nikiski, would be for balancing the budget even if it means cuts. Just like you would do in your household budget. If every month you’re spending $5,000 a month but you only have $3,000 coming in there’s only a certain


come to grips with a history of strains between its police force and the Alaska Native community. There has been some progress. The police department has new leadership and has increased its workforce to roughly two dozen employees. A key catalyst for change has been an informal support group

Bjorkman primarily being an informed citizen who is willing to find ways to solve problems and to move forward. What do you hope to accomplish while serving on the assembly? The biggest thing I hope to accomplish while serving on the assembly is being the best representative for the working men and women of Nikiski and making sure that their interests are represented. I think we can definitely work to reduce the property tax mill rate and to get that mill rate down. It was unfortunate to see the mill rate actually go up two years ago. I don’t think that was necessary as the borough is building fund balance. We see that again this year with a budget surplus at the end of the year. I think in general I would like to see the borough make its tax system simpler and easier and rely more on consumption or sales type taxes rather than property taxes that really tax the existence of working men and women. Would you prioritize new

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police reports Information for this report was taken from publicly available law enforcement information and contains arrest and citation records. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent.

■■ On Sept. 2 at 4:41 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted a subject with an active arrest warrant at a business in Kenai. Selena K. Larson, 26, of Nikiski, was arrested on a warrant for seconddegree and third-degree theft and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail. ■■ On Sept. 2 at about 1:30 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, issued a citation to David Leroy Frost, 28, of Soldotna, on Oil Well Road in Kasilof, for making a false statement on a hunting license application. Investigation by troopers revealed that Frost applied for and obtained a 2019 resident Alaska lowincome hunting license for which he did not qualify. A fine was set at $320. ■■ On Sept. 3 at 4:36 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a routine traffic stop on an ATV driving down the road on

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wanted me on their board over there but I couldn’t run for the senior center board at the same time as running for assembly. Which seems odd to me, I don’t know why you couldn’t do both. … I don’t know why you can’t do more than one thing, but somebody said you can’t, I guess. Why do you want to serve on the assembly and what do you hope to accomplish? I think the assembly, even though we’re supposed to be nonpartisan, has swung to the left quite a bit. They’re fairly liberal, and you know I see some issues on the horizon that need to be addressed by conservative people. I think we don’t have a balance on there now. We’re seeing a lot of lopsided voting on issues, and I’m not really a right-wing conservative. I’m fiscally conservative but when I took the political test years ago I score as a

North Fork Road in Homer. Investigation resulted in the arrest of Stephen Donovan, 49, of Homer, for one count of driving under the influence. He was taken to the Homer Jail. ■■ On Sept. 3 at about 10:30 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers stopped to check on a vehicle along the edge of the roadway. Investigation resulted in the arrest of Erica Marinay, 38, of Clam Gulch, for violating her conditions of release. Marinay was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail, pending arraignment. ■■ On Sept. 2 at 7:17 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence of Rosie Lane in Nikiski. While at the residence, contact was made with Steven Dean Coble, 52, of Nikiski. Investigation revealed that Coble was violating his conditions of release. He was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail. ■■ On Sept. 4 at 1:55 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a stolen

moderate Republican, but I’m still more conservative than several of the members that are on there now. There’s some issues coming up that are dear to my heart, and I would like to be there when they’re brought forward. What would be your approach to balancing the budget? If we’re going to increase revenue, I’d hate to see it put on the property owners. They’re already paying enough as it is in my opinion. Right now the budget is in good shape, but at some point down the road we may need to increase revenues and I think increasing the sales tax cap would be a good way to do it. It’s not going to hurt anybody big time. It’s just a little bit every time you go to the store. The people that spend more money pay more money, so if you’re not spending a lot you don’t pay a lot. That would be one good way, but I’m happy with the way the budget’s going. If the price of oil goes up we’ll see increases in our borough budget anyway, and they’re reassessing out

mini-bike from the Salmon Creek Trailer Park in Seward. The mini-bike is described to be spray-painted with gray primer and have no cowling. The minibike also has a cracked gas tank and leaks fuel. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Alaska State Troopers at 907-262-4453. ■■ On Sept. 3, Judith Fischer, 50, of Kasilof, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, for retaining a rainbow trout on the Kasilof River, when there is no open season for rainbows on that river. Bail was set at $140 in Kenai District Court. ■■ On Sept. 4 at 4:59 p.m., the Soldotna AST K-9 Team responded to Kalifornsky Beach Road at the parking lot of the Food Bank for a report of a possible disturbance. A male was contacted and identified as David W. Pine, 40, of Kasilof. A check in the Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN) revealed that Pine had an outstanding warrant for his

north right now so I expect I’ll see a bigger tax bill on my properties. How can the borough encourage higher voter turnout? I think the people that are interested go out and vote. And if you’re not interested don’t vote. If you’re not aware of the issues and the candidates, stay home. Simple as that. If you care enough to go out and vote and you care about what happens in your neighborhood and in your community then go do it, but we’re not going to force people to go do it. The borough’s looking at the mail-in ballot thing, and I don’t think that I’m a fan of that. Who knows who’s filling the thing out? Like my son Jason said, it could be there’s one strong person in that house and they fill out the ballots for everybody and send them in and vote who they want to vote for or they tell everybody who to vote for. You go to the polling place and pull that curtain shut and that’s a secret ballot. You can put anything on there that you

arrest for 30 days to serve after failing to appear at court on the original charge of driving while license revoked. Pine was arrested for the outstanding warrant and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Sept. 4 at 5:57 p.m., Alaska State Troopers observed Michael Bellini, 52, of Big Lake, at the Essential One gas station in Seward. Troopers had prior knowledge that Bellini currently had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. A records check confirmed the active arrest warrant for the original charges of assault and criminal mischief. Bellini was arrested and taken to the Seward Jail on $500 bail. ■■ On Sept. 4 at 11:26 p.m.,, the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team responded to a report of a disturbance occurring at a residence located near a Patrick Drive address in Kenai. Upon arrival, troopers contacted David C. Butterfield, 39, of Soldotna. Investigation revealed that a physical altercation had occurred. Butterfield was

want. I think that’s the way it ought it to be and I’d like to see it stay that way. I can see mail-in ballots for people that can’t get out, but I don’t think it’s a good idea to have it that way as a whole and have people filling it out like it’s a lottery ticket or something from people that just don’t care. 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 wouldn’t be in favor of removing the invocation. Right now anyone that wants to can apply to do the invocation, and I guess that’s the American way. If I was on the assembly and somebody came in there to praise Satan or whatever I’d probably get up and walk out like some of them have done in the past. Nobody says you have to sit through it or stand through it, but I don’t want to take it away. I go to the senior

arrested on charges of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and violating conditions of release after an APSIN check revealed that Butterfield was out of jail on conditions of release for a prior charge of driving under the influence. Butterfield was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail. ■■ On Sept. 1 at 8:37 p.m., Soldotna police responded to a residence on Birch Street for a disturbance. Christopher Rock, 40, of Soldotna, was arrested for fourth-degree assault and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail. ■■ On Aug. 25 at 6:39 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on Binkley Street near Redoubt Avenue. Shelly Fall, 55, of Soldotna, was arrested for felony driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while license revoked, and driving in violation of a license limitation and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail. The vehicle was impounded and held for possible forfeiture.

center out her in Nikiski for lunch pretty regularly — it’s a beautiful facility run by great people — and I love going out there and rubbing shoulders with my friends and neighbors. Before a meal we do a prayer and the pledge, and it feels real good. Feels appropriate. Not everybody joins in, but everybody seems to stand up. I think it’s a cool thing. Issues surrounding gravel pits have also caused a lot of controversy within the borough. What would you say to voters concerned about a potential conflict of interest due to your gravel business? I dealt with that when I was on the road board. You excuse yourself or you get excused on an issue that you have an interest in. They can tell you it’s OK to vote on a topic, and I’ve seen that happen on the road service board. Someone says I should be excused because of this, and then the other members actually vote to not excuse that person if they felt like it wasn’t a big conflict. That is one of the issues that

are dear to my heart, the gravel pits. These are small mom-and-pop businesses, that’s what runs this state. If the borough uses all the tools that they’re looking at, new regulations on gravel pits, the only ones they’re going to have will be great big gravel pits. It’s going to have to be large-scale pits just to work with all the buffers and the new regulations. So what that’s going to do is it’s going to take a little pit like mine right here on the side of the road. It’s going to shut it down and you’re going to have a great big pit that’s going to be at the back of some subdivision, so these trucks will be driving through subdivisions, and I think it would make things worse. My place is right next to my neighbor’s and I can work all day and my neighbors don’t even know I’m out there. My equipment is quiet. People that aren’t next to one assume it’s going to be worse than it is. Crushers can be loud, but there are regulations on those already and they can only run at certain times of the day.

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Peninsula Clarion, September 18, 2019  

September 18, 2019 edition of the Peninsula Clarion

Peninsula Clarion, September 18, 2019  

September 18, 2019 edition of the Peninsula Clarion