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Girl Scout group wins appeal of fee increase FAIRBANKS — The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a state Girl Scout chapter in a lawsuit against its national council over annual fees, reports said. The Supreme Court overruled a lower court decision that said the Girl Scouts of the United States of America national council has exclusive authority over fee increases. Fairbanks-based Farthest North Girl Scout Council filed the lawsuit over membership dues in 2017. The lawsuit argues the organization violated its constitution when the 30-member board of directors, not the national council, increased the cost of membership. Girl Scouts is a nonprofit corporation chartered by Congress. Farthest North is a chartered Girl Scout chapter responsible for promoting and organizing the organization’s programs in Fairbanks and northern Alaska. The $12 fee paid by each girl and adult volunteer increased to $15 in 2014 with another increase to $25 planned for 2018, after the lawsuit was filed. Neither increase was brought to the national council, court records said. The ruling reaffirms the elected national council as the head of the organization, which is an important interpretation of the Girl Scouts’ governing documents, said Suellen Nelles, Farthest North executive director. “The Alaska Supreme Court says that only that democratic body, the national council, can set the membership dues, not the national board, and the last two increases were approved solely by the national board,” Nelles said. Further legal proceedings on remaining claims were sent back down to the state Superior Court system. “This was a win for our council, for our girls, and that’s why we took this challenge on,” Nelles said. “If you have the ability to undo an injustice, I think you have the responsibility to do it.”

Cordova cut off as budget cuts end ferry service ANCHORAGE — A coastal Alaska fishing town will soon be cut off from vehicles with the closure of its ferry service See news, Page A2

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Quick under scrutiny over election ads By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

The Alaska Public Offices Commission decided Wednesday to expedite an investigation into a complaint filed by a Kenai resident against Nikiski assembly candidate John Quick. The decision was made during a public hearing accessed by the Clarion via teleconference. Kenai resident Todd Smith, who brought the complaint to the state, said during the hearing that he wanted to learn more about Alaska Yes, Inc after he noticed ads that were being posted on social media by the organization. Smith said he looked up Alaska Yes, Inc through the commission’s filing system and saw Quick was named as the organization’s director. “It’s a lot of negative, untrue ads and there’s really no way for someone running an honest positive campaign

to rebut them,” Smith said during the hearing. “There’s no one to rebut. It’s very effective and that’s why I felt the need to bring it before (the Alaska Public Offices Commission).” The allegations originated from a Sept. 5 Alaska Public Offices Commission filing, which are required of candidates, groups and entities involving themselves in elections. The Sept. 5 filing of Alaska Yes, Inc lists Quick as the nonprofit’s director. The filing is now gone and in its place is a new submission, filed Wednesday morning, which does not include Quick’s name and shows an amendment that Quick resigned as the entity’s director in March. Smith said he felt the nature of the ads being paid for by Alaska Yes, Inc will cause irreparable harm to both Quick’s opponent (Jesse Bjorkman) and other candidates for assembly. “The nature of the ads — Tyson Cox supports satanists and wants to

have everybody who votes arrested, Jesse Bjorkman is a puppet of the unions, Brent Johnson’s morals are floating down the Anchor River — all of which was funded through Alaska Yes,” Smith said. On its Facebook page, Alaska Yes, Inc has posted ads against Cox, Bjorkman and Johnson. A website dedicated to opposing Cox — which includes a disclaimer saying it was paid for by Alaska Yes — also includes negative allegations against Cox. For the hearing, Quick provided the commission with his resignation letter from Alaska Yes Inc, as well as the entity’s Domestic Nonprofit Corporation Initial Biennial Report, filed on Sept. 6, which does not list Quick as a director or board member of the organization. The organization’s May 5 incorporation filing shows Quick as a founder and initial incorporator of Alaska Yes, Inc. Quick said Wednesday during

the hearing and to the Clarion that he resigned March 25 and has had no involvement with the organization since. “I did help them incorporate back in March,” Quick said at the hearing. “Within two to three weeks, I resigned … When we filed we were wanting to champion certain issues in Alaska and at the time it was issues I didn’t necessarily want to champion, so I resigned and parted ways with them. I haven’t had any communication with them since.” Attorney Blaine Gilman and Homer political activist Peter Zuyus are also listed as the organization’s incorporators. During Wednesday’s hearing, Quick said his attorney was with Gilman and Associates, but that he was not being represented by Blaine Gilman for this specific matter. In both filings, Zuyus is listed as See probe, Page A2

Homer hosts lively assembly meeting By Megan Pacer Homer News

With few items on the agenda for action, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting in Homer on Monday was still packed with action. Once a year, the assembly holds one of its meetings in Seward and one in Homer. This year, assembly members got a tour of South Peninsula Hospital before meeting in front of a standing-room-only crowd in the Homer City Council Chambers at Homer City Hall. The meeting started off with a little Homer flair when Fritz Creek area resident Barrett Fletcher gave the invocation. Fletcher started a congregation of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster in early 2018 as a way to protest the assembly’s former policy regarding who was allowed to give invocations before meetings. The policy, which has since been ruled unconstitutional and done away with, stipulated that only members of a religion with an “established presence” on the Kenai Peninsula could give the premeeting prayers, effectively excluding any worshippers who did not belong to a formal church. Sporting a colander on his head, which is the religious headwear for Pastafarians, or followers of the church, Fletcher gave the invocation as the founding pastor of the First Lower Peninsula Congregation of Pastafarians. “Just be seated, please,” he told the assembly before he began. “We’re not standing on formalities in our church.” Fletcher called on the Flying

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Frtiz Creek area resident Barrett Fletcher gives the invocation before a Tuesday Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting as a representative of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster at Homer City Hall.

Spaghetti Monster to guide the assembly members in their work ahead. He said everyone was gathered at the meeting for the purpose of government business — that the assembly was there to make rules, to fund services and to settle disputes. “A few of the assembly members seem to feel that they can’t do this work without being overseen by a higher authority,” Fletcher said. “So I’m called to invoke the power of the true inebriated creator of the universe, drunken

tolerator of all the lessor and more recent gods… May the great Flying Spaghetti Monster rouse himself from his stupor and let his noodley appendages ground each assembly member in their seats, reminding them of the purpose of their election to this body and helping them to stay focused on the tasks at hand.” “And may he help them to easily acquit each of these tasks, avoiding any pettiness and irrelevant disagreement,” Fletcher continued. “And may he provide each of

them satisfaction in the perception of accomplishment, and allow them true relaxation and an ample supply of their favorite beverage at the end of this evening’s work. R’amen.” The invocation drew smiles and chuckles from several in the audience, and one meeting attendee also sported a colander on his head. Former Lt. Gov. of Alaska Loren Leman was honored at the assembly meeting with a proclamation. See assembly, Page A2

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Candidates for the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly spoke to chamber members on Wednesday to answer questions about their positions on the important local issues. The Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce used their weekly luncheon this Wednesday as a forum for all the candidates running in the upcoming borough assembly elections. This year there are seven people running for three different seats on the assembly, and each was invited to the forum to answer questions about their candidacy. Four of the candidates attended on Wednesday: Joseph Ross and Jesse Bjorkman running for the District 3

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Seat — representing Nikiski; Tyson Cox running for the District 4 seat — representing Soldotna; and Brent Johnson running for the District 7 seat — representing Kasilof and the Central Peninsula. District 3 candidate John Quick, District 4 candidate Rose Henry and District 7 candidate Holly Odd were invited but did not attend Wednesday’s forum. The forum was moderated by Merrill Sikorski, who asked the candidates a series of questions submitted by chamber members. Each candidate was given 60 seconds to answer every question as well as 60 seconds for opening and closing remarks. The questions covered topics from the role of the borough assembly to

candidates’ positions on propositions that will be on the ballot Oct. 1. What do you see as the job of a Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member? Joseph Ross: You’ve gotta listen to the people. Take their calls, listen to their concerns, and do what you can to represent them to the borough. Jesse Bjorkman: As an assembly member I plan to be the best advocate I can be for the people of Nikiski, and I’d do that by listening to concerns and grievances that folks have with the borough and providing correct information that folks need in order to be effective in their lives in Nikiski. Tyson Cox: The first part is you need to be able to listen. Not just listen, but have the availability to be

around where people can hear you. The next one would be being able to go in and speak with the administration and be able to speak with other community professionals about topics so they can form plans and move forward with whatever it was you were looking at. The last is being able to work with the other assembly people. It’s vital because you cannot act by yourself, you have to have a group of people to do that.” Brent Johnson: The job of an assemblyman is the same as Sen. Micciche in regards to the borough. I’d do the legislative work of the borough in a unicameral system, we have just one body. We take bills, bring them to the floor, debate them, See issues, Page A3


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Leman grew up in Ninilchik and served as lieutenant governor from 2002-2006. The assembly next heard from South Peninsula Hospital CEO Ryan Smith in the hospital’s quarterly update. Smith reported that SPH generated about $14 million in revenue last year. When asked about the cost of health care in relation to recent contract negotiations for Kenai Peninsula Borough School District employees, Smith also briefed the assembly on how the hospital is looking into being able to offer additional discounts to those employees, similar

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to what Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna already does. Two representatives from Pebble Partnership also presented to the assembly, giving an update on the federal permitting process and where the proposed Pebble Mine Project currently stands. Vice President of Public Affairs Mike Heatwole and Vice President of Permitting James Fueg said the final environmental impact statement in relation to the permits Pebble Partnership has applied for will be out in early 2020. Fueg said that, after the federal process, Pebble Partnership would likely pursue state permits as well. Several members of the public came up to testify against the proposed Pebble Mine, so many that the assembly waved its regular rule for the

allotted time for public comments during that portion of the meeting to allow for an extra 15 minutes. A few people in attendance booed and hissed as Heatwole and Fueg left the room. “What accent is that?” one audience member called after Fueg. “Is that Australian?” Borough business taken care of at the meeting included an appropriation of about $10,600 to fund additional part-time and seasonal labor and the purchase of a new CT scanner for South Peninsula Hospital and appropriating $75,000 from the Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area Fund to complete sediment management work in Kwechak Creek. Reach Megan Pacer at mpacer@ website identifies AlaskaYes LLC as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit “established to provide independent expenditures for conservative political candidates and to advocate for conservative issues throughout the State of Alaska.” The Alaska Yes Facebook page, which includes a link to alaskayes. org, says the site was paid for by AlaskaYes, and certifies that “all ads are not authorized, paid for or approved by candidates.” Alaska Yes, Inc, through its Facebook page, is supporting Quick’s campaign through post shares from Quick’s campaign Facebook. Alaska Yes, Inc’s Facebook page has also posted video endorsements from Mayor Charlie Pierce and Rep. Ben Carpenter, R-Nikiski, in support of Quick. An endorsement message from Pierce was no longer on the Alaska Yes Facebook page as of Wednesday evening. Quick posted a different endorsement video from the mayor on his own campaign Facebook page Wednesday afternoon. AlaskaYes has purchased advertising in local news outlets and has posted signs in opposition to Proposition 1. “They haven’t reported spending any money yet, but they’re obviously buying

domains and spending money to influence the election, both in favor of Mr. Quick and in opposition of his opponent, and in opposition of some other borough assembly candidates,” Smith said during the hearing. “To my knowledge it’s a clear violation of campaign law.” During the hearing, Quick said he did not know why Alaska Yes, Inc was supporting his candidacy. “If the organization was incorporated by Mr. Quick and he’s in fact the director of the organization, I don’t see how that could be possible,” Smith said during the hearing. Quick told the Clarion following the hearing that he has not been involved with Alaska Yes, Inc since March 25. “I can’t control what other people are putting out there, but I can control what I’m putting out there,” Quick said. The commission — the state entity for campaign disclosures — said in their public hearing Wednesday afternoon that they had reasonable cause to hold an expedited hearing, because if the alleged violation is not immediately restrained, it could materially affect the outcome of the election. An expedited hearing will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

roads to the community about 150 miles southeast of Anchorage and the ferry typically runs a few times each week during the winter. After this week, Cordova, Valdez and the Native village of Tatitlek in Prince William Sound are not expected to receive another ferry visit until May, officials said. Cordova Mayor Clay Koplin watched last week as fishermen returning their families to the road system at the end of the season boarded the state ferry Aurora. “It’s an exodus,” Koplin said. “People are trying to get out of here.”

Alaska’s coastal residents have warned of possible effects of ferry budget reduction including the loss of businesses and jobs. There is also a danger of the permanent departure of residents who cannot afford to pay for regular plane tickets of at least $150 instead of $70 ferry rides, officials said. Cordova has pressed the Dunleavy administration to shuffle the ferry system’s ships to provide periodic winter visits. The town may also explore private service, Koplin said. — Associated Press

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the president, Kathy Toms is listed as the treasurer and the filer, Nona Safra is listed as vice president and Wayne Ogle, current Nikiski representative on the assembly, is also listed as the entity’s vice president. Safra is the chairperson of the Alaska Republican Party District 31. Ogle did not return a Wednesday afternoon phone call from the Clarion. Quick said during the hearing that the error was in the filing of the Sept. 5 report, where he’s listed as the director. Toms, who filed the Sept. 5 report, told the Clarion that listing Quick as the director was a “total mistake.” She said she did not see a change of officers, and was pulling information from old documents. Quick, during Wednesday’s hearing, said he didn’t know who Toms was. Alaska Yes, Inc is incorporated as a nonprofit and is filed with the commission as an entity. On its website, Alaska Yes also claims to be a super PAC or an independent expenditure group; however, the organization has not filed with the commission as such. The

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because of state budget cuts, officials said. The Alaska Marine Highway System will temporarily end service to Cordova following funding cuts by Gov. Mike Dunleavy, Alaska’s Energy Desk reported Monday. The budget cuts approved by the state Legislature are expected to end winter trips to Cordova by the ferry service beginning Friday. There are no

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Preston Kaare Atwood

December 24, 1997 - August 25, 2019 Preston Kaare Atwood, 21 of Seward, Alaska died August 25, 2019. Preston was born December 24, 1997 in Anchorage, Alaska to Dwayne and Kari Atwood. He was the best Christmas present his family ever received. His older sister Audra Atwood was excited for his arrival. He entertained his family from the beginning with his humor, from telling his jokes to his grumpy old man faces when strangers talked to him. The family moved from Anchorage to Seward when Preston was two and he spent the remainder of his life in Seward. Preston loved his family and spent countless hours playing with his sister and cousins Mitchell and Courtney Moore. Preston enjoyed many different activities throughout his school years. On his 5th grade report card his teacher said, “You have a gift to make people laugh - do something positive with that”. He often entertained family and friends with his humor. In high school he was very successful in track and went to State as a freshman. His favorite part of high school football was the camaraderie with teammates. He enjoyed gaming, listening to rap music, freestyling his own rap music and spending time with his close friends. In the past two years he spent a lot of time with his niece Kylie. She loved her uncle and as she became more vocal her favorite past-time was being sassy to him. He was a HUGE fan of the Houston Texans football and Houston Rockets basketball. Many family and friends attempted to influence his sports allegiance over the years; as he did with many things in life he was not swayed and chose his own path. Preston is survived by his parents, Dwayne and Kari Atwood, his sister Audra and his beloved niece Kylie. He is also survived by his Far Far and Mor Mor, Kaare and Rae Elde, Aunt DeAnn Corbin, Uncles Karl (Julie) Elde & Gary Elde, and many other beloved relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandmother Carol Atwood and his Uncle Michael Corbin. Services will be held at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 400 3rd Ave, Seward, AK 99664 on September 28, 2019 at 1 PM. Fellowship will follow immediately after the service downstairs. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Resurrection Lutheran Church, PO Box 35, Seward, AK 99664 where he was baptized and confirmed. In addition, please feel free to donate to Victims for Justice on their website

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then pass them or reject them. So it’s real important to be able to listen to people, real important to be able to speak well, real important to be able to research topics so that you can get information out to support or reject a position. It’s also the job to listen to constituents throughout the borough who say ‘hey, this isn’t working for me, can government help me in some way?’ Often the answer is yes, but it takes a lot of work to meet with those people, listen to what they have to say, and figure out whether this is something that government should be involved in. What is your understanding of the municipal annexation process? Johnson: My understanding of it is somewhat limited because that’s never happened in Kasilof or District 7. I do understand that cities grow, and that as they grow they expand their boundaries. It happens in almost every city. It happened in Homer, and I remember very well because my sister lived in an area that got annexed. People that are in areas that get annexed tend to hate it because they like to enjoy the services of the city and they don’t want to pay taxes. The city tax for a property that Judy and I own in Homer is 4.5 mills, so people don’t want to pay that tax but they do want to enjoy those services. It’s always a battle, and there’s actually some services that are very beneficial for people that live in a city. For instance, city sewer and water. Cox: Being on Soldotna City Council, I actually understand it very well. If you’re just talking about the process, the way it starts is doing engagements with people, having to also fund

some third-party engagements that are required as part of the process, then having of course several engagements with the community and then drafting a petition that does go to the boundary commission. The boundary commission, I believe they have up to about a year to look at that, and in that time they will also have hearings where people can come and speak. They actually have the ability to change those boundaries if they feel necessary. They have the ability to take it back to the city and ask for changes, and then at the point where that happens, with the way that the city of Soldotna has done it, it would then go to the legislators at the end of that process and a choice would be made. Bjorkman: I don’t believe that forced annexation should happen to anyone. I don’t think that folks should be forced to become incorporated as part of a city unless they have a voice in that process and are able to vote on that process. So I am against forced annexation. Ross: I know when I was on the road service area board for nine years it was a topic that we discussed somewhat because even back then the city of Soldotna was talking about annexing some areas off of K-Beach Road but it wasn’t really anything that would affect me personally, so I didn’t get particularly up to speed on the subject. What I am seeing is, right now, with Soldotna trying to annex there’s an awful lot of people that don’t want to be annexed that apparently are not going to have a vote in that situation, and I don’t think that that’s right. You know, Nikiski is trying to incorporate right now, at least one group is trying to incorporate Nikiski into a city, and we’ve heard that Kenai would like to annex at least parts of Nikiski. They want the tax base, they want

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around the peninsula Truimvirate Theatre meeting

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.

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

Hospice grief group

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.

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.

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7th annual craft bazaar

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).

Caregiver Support Program Open House and Workshop Spay/neuter clinics Kenai Peninsula Family Caregiver postponed 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

the refineries, and I think each area should be able to chart their own course. What is your stance on Proposition 1? Would you prefer a Kenai Peninsula Borough manager over an elected borough mayor? Ross: 100% in support of an elected mayor. A borough manager would be at the beck and call of the assembly, so if they don’t like what he’s doing, out he goes and in comes a new guy that’s going to be their lap dog. We need to have a borough mayor like we do now that answers to the people and not the assembly. Bjorkman: I think having a strong mayor is essential to representing the people of Nikiski and their interests. That way the people of Nikiski have a say in who the mayor is, and they get to go and bring their concerns to the mayor who is responsible to them, the voters. Unfortunately, if you have a manager form of government, that person is only responsible to a majority of the districts in the borough. And as long as they feel comfortable with the majority that they have on the assembly, they’re not going to be represented necessarily by a manager form of government. Cox: Well, first off, I do believe that this is something that should be on a ballot like this. It is something that people need to decide on. And I think it’s appropriate to do it now. It hasn’t been put out there for a long time, and so it is something that should be looked at. I’ve been asked this question by many people when I’m out visiting and talking with folks, and the way I’ve always brought it to people is, we can hire a manager on their qualifications, or we can choose to elect a mayor on their promises. So that can be good or bad in either direction; I do think there are pluses and minuses to both. There are definitely plenty of boroughs

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

Evening of Classics

The Redoubt Chamber Orchestra will present the annual Evening

that have a manager already. I believe 12 out of 19 already have a manager form of government. So it is something that works. Whether it works for us is something, we’ll have to decide. Johnson: Well, this subject first came up, I believe, when Mayor Carey was the mayor. As an example of something that doesn’t go over very well with the assembly and with the voters in the area, Mayor Carey raised the salary of people that were heads of different departments at the same time he was cutting the budget. That really caused some dissension. That happened before I was on the assembly, so that’s when this idea first came up locally that I’m aware of. Then I look at the cities around and I see Paul Ostrander here, as I understand he’s the city manager for Kenai. So that’s not a bad form of government for those folks, it’s been working. I know Peter Micciche had a city manager when he was mayor, a real talented gentleman, so it can work. I’m not necessarily ready to vote in favor of it because I’d like to see some stipulations of just exactly how this is going to work. So that’s my position. What is your stance on Proposition 2? Do you support an increase to the sales tax cap? Cox: This is something that’s good for the people to see. I know people have said we’ve seen this before, why is it coming up again? We do need to bring it up every once in a while because things change. What I have to ask is, what is the purpose of it? If the purpose is to create revenue I do not believe it’s the most effective way to do that. I do think it’s probably the only thing that might pass if we’re looking to increase revenue, I just think there might be better ways. Being from the city of Soldotna, we get most of our money from Fred Meyer

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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 VollomMatturro, 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.

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

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

Fall Fling

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

through our sales (tax), and I can tell you right now, most people don’t spend $500. It’s mostly small sales, those kinds of things, so if you’re looking to increase revenue that’s not the way to do it. The question I would ask is, do we need to increase revenue? Johnson: I’m in favor of it. When the sales tax cap was first passed it was $500, and it’s been $500 now for over 50 years, and inflation has raised that number up to be something like $2,500. The equivalent of $500 in 1964 is something like $2,500 today. So do we need new revenue? Well, we need to hold the mill rate down. Our mill rate in the Kenai Peninsula Borough is one of the lowest among the larger boroughs in the state, and so if we’re going to hold that mill rate down and we’re going to fund schools, then we’re going to have raise money. That’s one avenue to do it. In addition, the governor is cutting services, and if we’re going to cover those services and continue to fund them, it’s going to take money to do it and this is one way to do it without hurting anybody. I buy an outboard (motor) for $10,000 locally here often, and I pay $15 sales tax on it. If I had this tax it would mean $30. Bjorkman: I’m in favor of increasing the sales tax cap. Unfortunately, two years ago we saw the borough mill rate increase, and it seems like without a sales tax plan or without a revenue plan that’s the only assembly

option that there is, to go out and raise the mill rate on working families. That’s not OK with me. I would like to see the tax regime in our borough changed so that we have forecasted out to adjust for peaks and valleys in borough revenue, and not run to working men and women of this borough and raise their property taxes to fix our problems easily. I think we need to redo our tax code in a responsible way so that we have more of a consumption-based tax. We need to make sure that visitors to our community are doing their part to help pay our tax burden. Ross: It’s like that bad houseguest you keep having to host every summer: it just keeps coming back. Voters have voted this thing down over and over again. But that said, if the borough needs to increase revenue that might be one way of doing it. But right now the borough’s budget is doing OK. If we need to replace state funds then yeah that might be something to look at, but right now I’m against it and if you use what Brent’s talking about, something I just saw is that $500 bucks in 1964 today would be $3,600 or something like that, well using that logic maybe we should have a cap of $3,600 on there. I’m not for that, but if we do need to raise revenues I’d rather see it come that way than more taxes on the homeowners. But right now I’m against it, just because the public has turned it down so many times already.

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Dems sending mixed messages on impeachment


o clarify: The House Judiciary Committee has begun an inquiry to determine whether to recommend the impeachment of President Trump. The effort has been underway since March 4, when the committee announced it would look into “the alleged obstruction of justice, public corruption, and other abuses of power” on the part of the president. Last Thursday, committee members passed a resolution setting the parameters for the investigation “to determine whether to recommend articles of impeachment.” On Tuesday, the panel began what its chairman, Representative Jerry Nadler, has said will be an “aggressive series of hearings” to this end. This does not mean that the committee will necessarily recommend impeachment. But Mr. Nadler’s team is working to establish whether that step makes sense. Unfortunately, there is tremendous confusion about what the Judiciary Committee is up to — largely because of conflicting signals from House Democrats, who have been struggling with their public statements on impeachment. Mr. Nadler has said repeatedly that his committee is engaged in an impeachment investigation — or, if you prefer, an impeachment inquiry. He insists the “nomenclature” does not matter. The House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, and her leadership team clearly disagree. They assiduously avoid the “I” word, painting the committee’s work as garden-variety oversight. As a result, even Democratic lawmakers don’t seem to know whether they are engaged in an impeachment inquiry. Representative Pramila Jayapal has said “yes.” Representative Jim Himes has said “no.” Last week, Steny Hoyer, the House majority leader, said “no” — then backtracked, claimed he’d misheard the question and offered a non-answer instead. This is more than semantic hairsplitting. It is a reflection of the Democrats’ divisions over the wisdom of impeaching Mr. Trump. Advocates of impeachment are eager to play up, and skeptics to play down, the possibility of the Judiciary Committee’s work leading in that direction. Need to Impeach, the advocacy group founded by the Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer, called Thursday’s resolution vote a “pivotal moment.” The speaker’s camp characterized it as non-news. At her Thursday news conference, Ms. Pelosi bristled when reporters pressed her on whether an impeachment investigation was underway. The conference was “gathering facts” as it had been doing for months and would make a decision “when we’re ready,” she said. “That’s all I have to say about this subject.” Complicating matters, in attempting to wrest documents and testimony from a White House committed to stonewalling, Democrats have argued in court filings that they are already engaged in an impeachment inquiry. (Some legal experts contend that impeachment proceedings — versus ordinary investigations — could strengthen Democrats’ hand in such scuffles.) So even as the leadership and other skeptics insist there’s nothing unusual going on, Democrats’ court filings cite an existing impeachment inquiry. Republicans have waded into the mix, arguing that impeachment investigations of past presidents required an authorization vote by the full House. Democrats counter that the rules have been changed such that the committee already possesses the investigatory powers that authorization once conferred, making a vote unnecessary. You can see why people might be confused. But the muddled messages are creating their own problems and threatening to undermine the push for presidential accountability. The contradictory statements make Democrats look divided and conflicted, complicating efforts to build public confidence in their oversight powers. Representative Tom McClintock, a Republican, has mocked the Democrats’ strategy as, “You can have your impeachment and deny it, too.” More concretely, the Department of Justice is using Democrats’ ambiguity to argue that the administration need not hand over information sought by congressional investigators. “Most prominently, the speaker of the House has been emphatic that the investigation is not a true impeachment proceeding,” the department contended in a court brief filed Friday. The Democratic leadership should try to find a way forward that, at the very least, doesn’t leave members contradicting one another and further embolden Mr. Trump. Consider having members defer on the question to Mr. Nadler’s committee, which can reply, truthfully, that the panel is uncovering the facts and will decide how to proceed based on those facts. As the Judiciary Committee’s hearings begin, fresh attention will fall on its investigation. This exercise is about more than politics; it is about safeguarding the health of our democracy. Democrats need to clarify to the public — and to themselves — where they are headed. — The New York Times, Sept. 17

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alaska voices | John P. Roxburgh

Proposed restrictions on tasting rooms make no sense A

laska’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board seems rather annoyed by the success of brewery and distillery tasting rooms in the state.

How else to explain the board’s strange and ridiculous fixation on preventing people from having fun — or perhaps even a wholesome experience — while in the presence of alcohol? We’ve had craft brewery and distillery tasting rooms for several years now, and I don’t recall any problems with people singing, schmoozing at the bar or dancing on the ceiling. But now, for no discernible reason, the board has decided to add a new regulation prohibiting (1) festivals; (2) games and competitions; (3) classes; (4) parties not limited to specific invited guests; (5) presentations or performances; and (6) just about anything else that is advertised to the general public.

I don’t get it: Why is the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board opposed to classes? Don’t they believe in education? Does the focus always have to be on alcohol exclusively, with no other context allowed? What have they got against festivals? Do they object to people enjoying themselves while drinking? If they were socially responsible, not just shilling for the industry establishment, they would welcome the news that some consumers of alcohol have loftier goals than simply getting buzzed. Here’s the thing: Many members of the public, myself included, enjoy having alternatives to traditional bars … and we don’t concern ourselves with what the licenses cost. We like being able to drop into a clean, well-appointed place for a drink before dinner and bask in the daylight streaming through the windows. And when we want to visit a traditional bar,

we like being able to do that too. I visit bars sometimes — in fact, I’m sitting in one as I write this. It’s not an either/or proposition. So why can’t I have an openinvitation birthday bash at a brewery if I want? I think people should have the right to choose the kind of entertainment experience they desire at any given time without being second-guessed by some government bureaucracy. That’s not how the law is written currently — it may not even be practicable, given human nature — but it’s a good guiding principle and a goal to shoot for that this proposal misses by a wide margin. Public comment on this proposed regulation can be submitted via email to amco.regs@ I have already written and told them (politely) what I think. I encourage anyone reading this to do the same. You have until Oct. 4.

conservation. Hunters in Alaska can thank SCI for helping preserve their hunting rights in the ongoing fight with the active anti-hunting organizations trying to eliminate hunting, and the Women and Youth of this state can thank them of their continued support of the Women and Youth Hunting Education and Shooting Sports. They do this with the millions of dollars they’ve spent for those programs in Alaska, which doesn’t include the hundreds of millions of dollars SCI has spent for wildlife conservation and protecting hunters’ rights throughout the U.S. and the world over the years. Second — I worked for years with Jesse on the SCI Board of Directors, and you can also thank him for the personal time he’s spent in furthering those programs, not only through

SCI, but by teaching the youth in the Nikiski area about the importance of wildlife conservation and appreciation of the outdoors. I support Jesse Bjorkman, not because of his affiliation with SCI, but because I’ve worked alongside of him and seen his intelligence, administrative and organizational abilities firsthand. In addition, he’s a true conservative; he’s honest — there’s no one I know that has more dedication to teaching the youth of this peninsula — and I agree with his stance on the issues facing this peninsula. Anyone who is willing to look into John Quick’s background rather than just listen to his political lip service, will soon find out that he is sadly lacking in ALL of those qualities. Keith Phillips Kenai

letter to the editor

My thoughts on the Nikiski borough assembly candidates Apparently, assembly candidate John Quick and some of his supporters think that by publicly attacking SCI (Safari Club International), it will disparage assembly candidate Jesse Bjorkman because of his affiliation with that organization. I’m one of the past presidents of the local chapter of SCI and sat on the board of directors for 20 years. I would like to set the record straight about both SCI and Jesse Bjorkman: First — Hunters in Alaska, and nonhunters alike, owe that organization a debt of gratitude for the continuing financial support of wildlife

voices of the peninsula | Kim Fine

Raise generous children by encouraging philanthropy


estled on the bookshelf next to the Nancy Drew books and Magic, the black stuffed dog, sat three cookie tin jars in a row. In a child’s scrawled handwriting on colored construction paper, the labels read: Fun Muney, Saving Muney and Helping Muney. The young girl who resided in this room has long since set out into the world for adventures and experiences specially earmarked for the 20s. Here’s hoping she has taken this early learning in both finances and philanthropy into this wide world with her. It is never too early to establish a healthy and creative and generous attitude toward money. It is never too early to realize that money can be used for joyful fun, saved for some important day, or to share generously from the heart with others. This early financial system we used with our daughter has set in motion an honoring of money as helpful, as something to be shared, as something

to be given directly and with choice. Philanthropy can be lived in a family, in a community, in the world for the greater good of all. Manifesting generosity and living philanthropically feels good. I know. I bore witness to my girl delivering her helping money to organizations in town over the years. My generally reserved daughter would confidently walk into the Homer Animal Shelter, meet Sherry Bess, and with a kind of quiet joy and pride, deliver $42 dollars into her hands in all kinds of denominations. She was always received with grace and kindness whenever she shared her helping money. We all know how it feels to be received with grace and kindness and we all relish those times as a lovely baseline for being human. In those early days, I came to understand that incorporating philanthropy into my child’s life was essentially building upon her already innate sense of empathy and

compassion for others. Not only did it extend a helping hand to others, it helped her to reflect inward on what was important to her. For my daughter, who loves animals and cares for their well-being, it was a natural step toward the animal shelter. For all children, this journey of selfreflection is as enriching to the giver as it is to the receiver. What do you care about? What problem would you like to help solve? This choice and self-determination around money is a very empowering experience and becomes a direct and authentic experience of social justice and empathy. Philanthropy is basic human goodness. It feels good. This fall where will your precious $42 dollars go? What problem would you like to help solve? Who will you confidently and joyfully walk up to and deliver your “Helping Muney?” Kim Fine is a teacher at Homer’s Fireweed Academy and a supporter of philanthropy.

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Number of abortions in U.S. falls By David Crary Associated Press

NEW YORK — The number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according to new figures released Wednesday. The report from the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports abortion rights, counted 862,000 abortions in the U.S. in 2017. That’s down from 926,000 tallied in the group’s previous report for 2014, and from just over 1 million counted for 2011. Guttmacher is the only entity that strives to count all abortions in the U.S., making inquiries of individual providers. Federal data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention excludes California, Maryland and New Hampshire because those states don’t compile comprehensive abortion data for the CDC. The new report illustrates that abortions are decreasing in all parts of the country — in Republican-controlled states seeking to restrict abortion access and in Democratic-run states protecting abortion rights. Between 2011 and 2017, abortion rates increased in only five states and the District of Columbia. One reason for the decline in abortions is that fewer women are becoming pregnant. The Guttmacher Institute noted that the birth rate and the abortion rate declined during the years covered by the new report. A likely factor, the report said, is increased accessibility of contraception since 2011. The Affordable Care Act required most private health insurance plans to cover contraceptives without out-of-pocket costs. According to the report, the 2017

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Anti-abortion activists protest outside of the U.S. Supreme Court, during the March for Life in Washington on Jan 18.

abortion rate was 13.5 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44 — the lowest rate since the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. Following that ruling, the number of abortions in the U.S. rose steadily — peaking at 1.6 million in 1990 before starting a steady, still-continuing decline. The abortion rate is now less than half what is was in 1990. Guttmacher noted that almost 400 state laws restricting abortion access were enacted between 2011 and 2017. But it said these laws were not the main force behind the overall decline in abortions. It said 57% of the nationwide decline occurred in the 18 states, plus the District of Columbia, that did not enact any new restrictions. Michael New, an abortion opponent who teaches social research at Catholic University of America, said Guttmacher’s report understated the role played by antiabortion activism in reducing the number of abortions. In 1981, he said, 54% of women with unintended pregnancies opted for abortion. That number fell to 42% by 2011.

“This shows that pro-life efforts to change public opinion, assist pregnant women, and pass protective laws are all having an impact,” New said in an email. Between 2011 and 2017, the number of clinics providing abortion in the U.S. declined from 839 to 808, with significant regional disparities, the report said. The South had a decline of 50 clinics, including 25 in Texas, and the Midwest had a decline of 33 clinics, including nine each in Iowa, Michigan and Ohio. By contrast, the Northeast added 59 clinics, mostly in New Jersey and New York. Over that period, the abortion rate dropped in Ohio by 27% and in Texas by 30%. But the rate dropped by similar amounts in states that protected abortion access, including California, Hawaii and New Hampshire. Areas with the highest abortion rates in 2017 were the District of Columbia, New Jersey, New York, Maryland and Florida. Rates were lowest in Wyoming, South Dakota, Kentucky, Idaho and Missouri — many women from those five

states go out of state to obtain abortions . One significant trend documented in the report: People who have abortions are increasingly relying on medication rather than surgery. Medication abortion, making use of the so-called abortion pill, accounted for 39% of all abortions in 2017, up from 29% in 2014. The report, which focuses on data from 2017, does not chronicle the flurry of sweeping abortion bans that were enacted earlier this year in several GOP-controlled states, including a near-total ban in Alabama and five bills that would ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy. None of those bans has taken effect and their backers hope that litigation over the laws might eventually lead to a Supreme Court ruling weakening or overturning Roe v. Wade. Guttmacher’s president, Dr. Herminia Palacio, said abortion restrictions, regardless of whether they lead to fewer abortions, “are coercive and cruel by design,” with disproportionate impact on lowincome women. However, the push for tougher restrictions continues. Just last week, Texas Right to Life and some allied groups urged Republican Gov. Greg Abbott to call a special session of the Legislature to “abolish every remaining elective abortion” in the state. The report comes amid upheaval in the federal family planning program, known as Title X. About one in five family planning clinics have left the program, objecting to a Trump administration regulation that bars them from referring women for abortions. Title X clinics provide birth control and basic health services for low-income women.

Doubt cast on 2024 moon landing By Marcia Dunn Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A top NASA manager cast doubt Wednesday on the space agency’s ability to land astronauts on the moon by 2024. Kenneth Bowersox, acting associate administrator for human exploration and operations, told a Congressional subcommittee that NASA is doing its best to meet the White House-imposed deadline. But he noted: “I wouldn’t bet my oldest child’s upcoming birthday present or anything like that.” Bowersox — a former space shuttle and space station commander — said it’s good for NASA to have “that aggressive goal.” Many things need to come together, like funding and technical challenges, he said, for 2024 to stand a chance. “What’s important is that we launch when we’re ready, that we

have a successful mission when it launches, and I’m not going to sit here and tell you that just arbitrarily we’re going to make it,” he said in response to questioning by U.S. Rep. Bill Posey, R-FLorida. “There’s a lot of risk in making the date, but we want to try to do it.” The Trump administration urged NASA in March to accelerate its latest moon-landing plans by four years to 2024. The request came a few months ahead of the 50th anniversary of the first lunar footsteps by Apollo 11’s Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. NASA has named the program Artemis after Apollo’s twin sister in Greek mythology and promises the first moonwalking team will include a woman. The pair would land on the lunar south pole, where vast reserves of frozen water could be tapped for future explorers. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine — who’s pushing Artemis every chance he gets

— stresses the goal is sustainability this time around, with the moon serving as a critical training ground for Mars expeditions, perhaps in the 2030s. NASA’s replacement for the Apollo-era Saturn V rocket — the Space Launch System or SLS — is still in development. Its launch debut has slipped repeatedly and, according to Bowersox, will now occur no earlier than the end of next year. This initial test flight will send an Orion capsule around the moon with no one on board. The space agency still needs to come up with new lunar landers, rovers and spacesuits. U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Florida, asked during the space subcommittee hearing why it’s taking so long and costing so much for NASA “to get back to where we were” during Apollo. The last Apollo mission to the moon was in 1972. Doug Cooke, a former NASA

exploration manager now running his own consulting business, said engineers often want to include new technologies and ideas, and therefore the program gets “trapped in that to some degree.” He favors a simpler Apollo-like approach for getting astronauts back to the moon, requiring fewer launches and critical maneuvers than envisioned under the Artemis program. NASA’s proposed mini outpost around the moon known as Gateway, from which astronauts would descend to the lunar surface, should be delayed until later missions, according to Cooke. Cooke pointed out the obvious anxiety in Mission Control during the Apollo moon landings. “It’s hard enough as it is,” he said. As for whether private companies like SpaceX might beat NASA to the moon, Bowersox said, “I’d still bet on us — but they might be part of our program.”

Americans somewhat confident in climate fight By Seth Borenstein and Emily Swanson Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Most Americans are at least somewhat confident that the world will step up in its fight against global warming — but there are limits to their optimism. That’s according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that also shows most think their own actions can make a difference. About 7 in 10 Americans think it is at least moderately likely the world will take action in the next decade to reduce emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide and other gases, but only about 3 in 10 think that’s very likely to happen, according to the August poll. Two-thirds of those polled said they think pollution reduction would have at least some impact in preventing future warming, but only about a quarter think it would do a lot to keep climate change at bay. About 3 in 10 Americans overall think even if emissions are cut back significantly it will do little or nothing to stop climate change. “I worry for my children and my grandchildren and for the future and what they have in store for them,”

said Vickie Jackson, of Aydlett, North Carolina. “I don’t think it’s going to get any better, unfortunately. It would take everybody to really pitch in and really care.” Michael Mann, a prominent Pennsylvania State University climate scientist who has been labeled an alarmist by people who reject mainstream climate science, sees it a bit differently. “I’m cautiously optimistic that we WILL take the actions necessary to avert catastrophic warming,” Mann said in an email. “However, these poll results also show that one of the greatest threats to action now isn’t outright denial. … It’s hopelessness and despair and a growing sense in some communities that we have no agency in addressing this challenge.” Democrats and younger people show a bit more optimism than Republicans and older Americans. Eight in 10 Democrats say reducing carbon pollution in the next decade would help prevent additional global warming. About half of Republicans say emission cuts would have little or no impact. About three-quarters of those under 45 say pollution cuts could prevent future warming, compared with about 6 in 10 of those 45

and older. Ann Florence, 70, of Jonesborough, Tennessee, said she’s not optimistic the government — especially the Trump administration — will tackle climate change, but she has more hope when it comes to everyday people. “It’s got to start from the bottom up,” she said. “If I take care of my carbon footprint, I’m helping someone in future generations.” Scientists say individual actions do matter, especially if those actions are combined with changes across the globe. When it comes to climate change, most Americans have big worries — about air quality, plant and animal life, drinking water supply, human health and rising sea levels — but what they say they are most concerned about is future generations. While 44% of Americans say they’re very or extremely concerned about climate change’s effects on them personally, two-thirds say they are very or extremely concerned about future generations. Chris Dennis, a 50-year-old nurse from Greenville, South Carolina, said he worries about his children, but he also thinks their generation will do more to solve the problem

than his. Jonathan Overpeck, dean of environment at the University of Michigan, said the next generation is key. “We have a stark choice — leave them a world being destroyed by fossil fuels, or a world that is more sustainable, just, and powered by clean energy,” Overpeck said. “The world’s youth understand this and are making sure we all understand it. Their activism is making a real difference.” Brett Kelso, a 33-year-old Libertarian-leaning independent who lives in Lincoln City, Oregon, knows a rising Pacific Ocean may destroy part of his town. But he’s not too worried about the long-term climate picture. “Human beings, as a species, have been very adaptable creatures,” said Kelso, who is too busy raising a 1-year-old and 5-year-old while also working as a personal trainer to agonize over long-term problems. NASA climate scientist Kate Marvel said it’s hard to predict the future, but “we can all shape the future we want.” She added: “We’re not passive and we’re not helpless. I think we can be optimistic, but we have to earn that optimism.”

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Hostage negotiator named as national security adviser WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he’s naming hostage negotiator Robert O’Brien as his new national security adviser. Trump tweeted the announcement from California, while on the third and final day of a West Coast fundraising swing. “I am pleased to announce that I will name Robert C. O’Brien, currently serving as the very successful Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs at the State Department, as our new National Security Advisor,” Trump said. “I have worked long & hard with Robert. He will do a great job!” The announcement of O’Brien’s selection comes a week after the Republican president ousted John Bolton from the national security adviser’s post, citing policy disagreements. Bolton was Trump’s third national security adviser. O’Brien was among five job candidates Trump said Tuesday were under consideration.

Trump bars California from setting stricter fuel standards WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration is revoking California’s authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators, a move critics said would result in less fuel-efficient cars that create more planet-warming pollution. In a tweet, Trump said his action would result in less expensive, safer cars. He also predicted Americans would purchase more new cars, which would result in cleaner air as older models are taken off the roads. “Many more cars will be produced under the new and uniform standard, meaning significantly more JOBS, JOBS, JOBS! Automakers should seize this opportunity because without this alternative to California, you will be out of business,” Trump tweeted. U.S. automakers contend that without year-over-year increases in fuel efficiency that align with global market realities their vehicles could be less competitive, potentially resulting in job losses. However, most of the industry favors increases in standards that are less than the Obamaera requirements, saying their consumers are gravitating to SUVs and trucks rather than buying more efficient cars.

Divided Federal Reserve reduces rates WASHINGTON — A sharply divided Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate Wednesday for a second time this year but declined to signal that further rate cuts are likely this year. The Fed’s move reduced its key short-term rate — which influences many consumer and business loans — by an additional quarter-point to a range of 1.75% to 2%. The action was approved 7-3, with two officials preferring to keep rates unchanged and one arguing for a bigger halfpoint cut. It was the most Fed dissents in three years. The divisions on the policy committee underscored the challenges confronting Chairman Jerome Powell in guiding the Fed at time of high uncertainty in the U.S. economy.

Hunter recovering after grizzly attacks BOZEMAN, Mont. — Montana officials say a Washington state man remains in stable condition and two New Mexico men have been treated and released after back-to-back grizzly bear attacks in the same area. Fish Wildlife and Parks spokesman Morgan Jacobsen said authorities were still trying to determine if the attacks involved the same bear. They occurred Monday within a mile of one another in the Gravelly mountains of southwestern Montana. In the first encounter, two archery hunters from New Mexico were tracking elk when a bear charged and injured both men. It left after being sprayed with bear spray. That evening, two hunters from Washington were charged by a bear and one of them was mauled. The men fired gunshots at the animal until it left. — Associated Press

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Iran: Retaliation looms if targeted for attack By Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has warned the U.S. it will retaliate “immediately” if Tehran is targeted over a weekend attack on Saudi oil installations, its state-run news agency reported Wednesday, further raising Mideast tensions. Iran’s president and foreign minister also may not be able to attend next week’s high-level meetings at the United Nations as the U.S. has yet to issue them visas, IRNA reported. The U.N. meeting had been considered as an opportunity for direct talks between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and President Donald Trump amid a summer of heightened tensions and attacks in the wake of America’s unilateral withdrawal from Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers a year ago. However, such talks are increasingly unlikely in the wake of the recent attack in Saudi Arabia, U.S. accusations that Tehran was behind it and hardening comments from Iran. Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi rebels have claimed the attack in response to the Saudi-led war in Yemen, which has sparked

the world’s worst humanitarian crisis and killed tens of thousands of people. Iran sent a note through Swiss diplomats in Tehran on Monday, reiterating that Tehran denies being involved in the Saudi attack, IRNA reported. The Swiss have looked after American interests in Tehran for decades. “If any action takes place against Iran, the action will be faced by Iran’s answer immediately,” IRNA quoted the note as saying. It added that Iran’s response wouldn’t be limited to the source of the threat, suggesting it would inflict damage beyond what it had suffered. IRNA separately reported Wednesday that Iran’s first delegation for the annual U.N. event had not left Iran due to not having visas. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was to travel to New York on Friday, with Rouhani following Monday, according to the agency. As the host of the U.N.’s headquarters, the U.S. is mandated to offer world leaders and diplomats visas to attend meetings there. But as tensions have risen, the U.S. has put increasing restrictions on Iranians like Zarif. Since becoming Iran’s president in 2013, Rouhani has spoken each year at the General Assembly.

The U.S. State Department did not respond to requests for comment Wednesday. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is traveling to Saudi Arabia for meetings after Saturday’s attack. The Saudi military planned to speak to journalists Wednesday in Riyadh to discuss their investigation “and present material evidence and Iranian weapons proving the Iranian regime’s involvement.” “Almost certainly it’s Iranianbacked,” Prince Khalid bin Bandar, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, told the BBC. “We are trying not to react too quickly because the last thing we need is more conflict in the region.” Meanwhile, the state-run Saudi Press Agency carried a statement Wednesday saying the kingdom had joined a U.S.-led naval coalition to secure the Mideast’s waterways. Australia, Bahrain and the United Kingdom already have joined the mission. Cmdr. Joshua Frey, a spokesman for the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet, declined to comment on the Saudi announcement, saying it “would be inappropriate to comment on the status of individual nations and the nature of any potential support.”

The coalition aims to secure the broader Persian Gulf region. It includes surveillance of the Strait of Hormuz, the narrow mouth of the Persian Gulf through which a fifth of the world’s oil travels, and the Bab el-Mandeb, another narrow strait that connects the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden off Yemen and East Africa. The U.S. blames Iran for the apparent limpet mine explosions on four vessels in May and another two in June sailing in the Gulf of Oman near the Strait of Hormuz, something Iran denies being behind. Iran also seized a British-flagged oil tanker and another based in the United Arab Emirates after the British seized a tanker carrying Iranian oil. In Tehran, Rouhani told his Cabinet that Saudi Arabia should see the weekend attack as a warning to end its war in Yemen, where it has fought the Houthi rebels since 2015 and sought to restore the internationally recognized government. Rouhani said Yemenis “did not hit hospitals, they did not hit schools or the Sanaa bazaar,” referring to the Saudi-led coalition’s widely criticized airstrikes on civilian targets. He added that Iran does not want conflict in the region, but it was the

Saudi-led coalition that “waged the war in the region and ruined Yemen.” Saying the Houthis were responsible for the drone strikes, he said: “They attacked an industrial center to warn you. Learn the lesson from the warning.” Iran’s defense minister, Gen. Amir Hatami, also denied his country launched the attack, saying the Houthis had the capability to launch the assault. Wednesday’s announcements come after Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said late Tuesday that more than half of the country’s daily crude oil production that was knocked out by an attack had been recovered. He said production capacity at the targeted plants would be fully restored by the end of the month, in part by drawing from Saudi reserves of crude oil. Pompeo was due to land in the Red Sea city of Jiddah, where he was scheduled to meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Pompeo will later travel to the United Arab Emirates on Thursday to meet with Abu Dhabi’s powerful crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Both nations are U.S. allies and have been fighting against the Houthis in Yemen.

Johnson faces flak from EU lawmakers, top UK court By Jill Lawless, Samuel Petrequin and Mark Carlson Associated Press

STRASBOURG, France —British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was accused by European Union officials Wednesday of failing to negotiate seriously and branded the “father of lies” by a lawyer in the U.K. Supreme Court, as his plan to leave the EU in just over six weeks faced hurdles on both sides of the Channel. In Strasbourg, France, the European Parliament said it would be the fault of Britain, not the bloc, if the U.K. crashed out of the EU without a divorce deal on the scheduled Oct. 31 departure day. In London, Johnson’s government battled to convince the U.K.’s top court that the prime minister’s decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks with Brexit looming was neither illegal nor improper. The government’s opponents claim Johnson illegally shut down the legislature to prevent lawmakers from scrutinizing his Brexit plans. Government lawyer James Eadie told 11 Supreme Court justices that the decision to send lawmakers home until Oct. 14 was “inherently and fundamentally political in nature,” and not a matter for the judiciary. He said that if the court intervened it would violate the “fundamental constitutional principle” of the separation of powers.

But a lawyer for lawmakers challenging the shutdown accused the government of being “unworthy of our trust.” “We’ve got here the mother of parliaments being shut down by the father of lies,” said attorney Aidan O’Neill. He urged the judges to “stand up for truth, stand up for reason, stand up for diversity, stand up for Parliament, stand up for democracy.” The judges, for their part, wondered why Johnson had refused to provide a sworn statement to the court about his reasons for the suspension. “Isn’t it odd that nobody has signed a witness statement to say: ‘This is true. These are the true reasons for what was done’?” said one of the judges, Nicholas Wilson. The developments were the latest in a rocky week for Johnson, who pulled out of a news conference with the prime minister of Luxembourg on Monday because of noisy protesters nearby. On Wednesday he was berated by the father of a sick child over funding cuts to Britain’s health service as he visited a London hospital. Johnson took power in July with a vow that Britain will leave the EU on Oct. 31 “come what may.” He promised to break a stalemate that saw the Brexit agreement struck between the EU and Johnson’s predecessor Theresa May rejected three times by Britain’s Parliament, prompting May to resign.

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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson (left) speaks to guests at a military reception held Wednesday at 10 Downing Street in London.

Many lawmakers believe a no-deal Brexit would be economically devastating and socially destabilizing, and have put obstacles in Johnson’s path, including legal challenges to the Parliament shutdown. Last week, Scotland’s highest civil court ruled the move illegal, saying it had the intention of stymieing Parliament. The High Court in London, however, said it was not a matter for the courts. The Supreme Court is being asked to decide who is right in a three-day hearing that ends Thursday. If it overturns the suspension, lawmakers could be called back to Parliament as early as next week.

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Israel’s Arabs poised to gain new voice after tight election

JERUSALEM — Israel’s Arab coalition appears poised to emerge as the main opposition bloc following Tuesday’s election, a historic first that would grant a new platform to a long-marginalized minority. Nearcomplete results Wednesday indicated the Joint List won about a dozen seats in the 120-member assembly, coming third after the Blue and White party of former military chief Benny Gantz and the right-wing Likud party of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In absolute terms, the Arab bloc appears to have met or fallen short of its performance in 2015, when it won 13 seats. But this time around, due to the shifting constellation of Israeli politics, it would be well-placed to lead the opposition if a national unity government of the two largest parties is formed, as seems likely. That would put a representative of Israel’s Arab citizens closer to the center of power than ever before and strengthen their ability to influence the national agenda.

India’s government OKs ban on e-cigarettes NEW DELHI — India’s government on Wednesday decided to ban e-cigarettes, expressing concern at the alarming rate at which vaping is becoming popular among the country’s youth and causing breathing illnesses. The ban was approved by the Cabinet. The government is expected to issue an ordinance soon prohibiting the manufacturing, import, export, transport, sale, distribution, storage and advertising related to

e-cigarettes. “Its use has increased exponentially and has acquired epidemic proportions in developed countries, especially among youth and children,” a government statement said. The first offense will be punishable by up to one year in prison or a fine of up to 100,000 rupees ($1,390), or both. For a subsequent offense, the punishment will be imprisonment of up to three years and a fine of up to 500,000 rupees ($6,945). Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that e-cigarettes were promoted as a way to get people out of their smoking habits but reports have shown that many are becoming addicted to them.

Justin Trudeau campaign hit with ‘brownface’ photo OTTAWA, Ontario — Canadian leader Justin Trudeau’s campaign for national elections was hit Wednesday by the publication of a yearbook photo showing him in brownface makeup at a costume party in 2001. Time magazine posted the photo, which it says was published in the yearbook from the West Point Grey Academy, a private school in British Columbia where Trudeau worked as a teacher before entering politics. The photo depicts Trudeau wearing a turban and robe, with dark makeup on his hands, face and neck. Liberal Party spokesman Cameron Ahmad confirmed the photo is of Trudeau. He says it was taken at the school’s annual dinner which had an “Arabian Nights” theme that year. Trudeau was dressed as a character from “Aladdin.” Trudeau, who launched his reelection campaign exactly one week ago, said he should have known better. “I’m pissed off at myself, I’m disappointed in myself,” Trudeau told reporters traveling with him on his campaign plane. — Associated Press

Johnson insists he is working hard to get an agreement with the EU that will ensure a smooth departure. EU leaders are skeptical of that claim. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Wednesday that the risk of a no-deal Brexit remained “very real” because Britain still had not produced workable new proposals. “I asked the British prime minister to specify the alternative arrangements that he could envisage,” Juncker said. “As long as such proposals are not made, I cannot tell you — while looking you straight in the eye — that progress is being made.”

Juncker, who met with Johnson on Monday, told a gathering of the European Parliament that a no-deal Brexit “might be the choice of the U.K., but it will never be ours.” The main sticking point over a Brexit deal is the Irish border “backstop,” an insurance policy that would require Britain to respect EU trade and customs rules in order to avoid a hard border between EU member Ireland and the U.K.’s Northern Ireland until a better solution is found. Pro-Brexit British politicians oppose the backstop because it would prevent the U.K. from striking new trade deals around the world. Johnson says he won’t back any Brexit deal unless the backstop is removed. But the EU sees the measure as essential to ensuring an open border, which underpins the local economy and the peace process that ended decades of violence in Northern Ireland. “I have no sentimental attachment to the backstop,” Juncker said. But he added that he remains committed to the purpose it serves, which is to prevent border structures that could be detrimental to peace in Northern Ireland. “That is why I called on the British prime minister to come forward with concrete proposals, operational and in writing, on all alternatives that would allow us to reach these objectives,” Juncker said.

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 19, the 262nd day of 2019. There are 103 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 19, 2008, struggling to stave off financial catastrophe, the Bush administration laid out a radical bailout plan calling for a takeover of a half-trillion dollars or more in worthless mortgages and other bad debt held by tottering institutions. Relieved investors sent stocks soaring on Wall Street and around the globe. On this date: In 1777, the first Battle of Saratoga was fought during the Revolutionary War; although British forces succeeded in driving out the American troops, the Americans prevailed in a second battle the following month. In 1796, President George Washington’s farewell address was published. In it, America’s first chief executive advised, “Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.” In 1881, the 20th president of the United States, James A. Garfield, died 2½ months after being shot by Charles Guiteau; Chester Alan Arthur became president. In 1934, Bruno Hauptmann was arrested in New York and charged with the kidnap-murder of 20-month-old Charles A. Lindbergh Jr. In 1970, the “Mary Tyler Moore” show debuted on CBS-TV. In 1982, the smiley emoticon was invented by Carnegie Mellon University professor Scott E. Fahlman, who suggested punctuating humorously intended computer messages with a colon followed by a hyphen and a parenthesis as a horizontal “smiley face.” :-) In 1985, the Mexico City area was struck by a devastating earthquake that killed at least 9,500 people. In 1986, federal health officials announced that the experimental drug AZT would be made available to thousands of AIDS patients. In 1995, The New York Times and The Washington Post published the manifesto of Unabomber Ted Kaczynski (kah-ZIHN’-skee), which proved instrumental in identifying and capturing him. In 1996, IBM announced it would extend health benefits to the partners of its gay employees. In 2001, The Pentagon ordered dozens of advanced aircraft to the Persian Gulf region as the hour of military retaliation for deadly terrorist attacks on Sept. 11 drew closer. In 2004, Hu Jintao (hoo jin-tow) became the undisputed leader of China with the departure of former President Jiang Zemin (jahng zuh-MEEN’) from his top military post. Ten years ago: Russia said it would scrap a plan to deploy missiles near Poland after Washington dumped a planned missile shield in Eastern Europe. Art Ferrante, 88, half of the piano duo Ferrante and Teicher, died in Longboat Key, Florida. (Lou Teicher had died in 2008 at age 83.) Five years ago: President Barack Obama signed legislation authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East. Shortly after President Obama and his daughters left the White House by helicopter, a man with a knife jumped the fence and made it into the presidential residence before being tackled. (Omar Gonzalez, an Army veteran with mental health issues, was later sentenced to 17 months in prison.) Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO. One year ago: President Donald Trump visited North and South Carolina to survey the wreckage left by Hurricane Florence. Wanda Barzee, who had helped her then-husband kidnap Utah teen Elizabeth Smart 15 years earlier, was released from prison; Smart had said she was shocked and disappointed by the news that Barzee would be freed. Today’s Birthdays: Author Roger Angell is 99. Host James Lipton (TV: “Inside the Actors Studio”) is 93. Actress Rosemary Harris is 92. Actor David McCallum is 86. Singer-songwriter Paul Williams is 79. Singer Bill Medley is 79. Singer Sylvia Tyson (Ian and Sylvia) is 79. R&B singer Freda Payne is 77. Retired professional golfer Jane Blalock is 74. Singer David Bromberg is 74. Actor Randolph Mantooth is 74. Rock singer-musician Lol Creme (10cc) is 72. Former NFL running back Larry Brown is 72. Actor Jeremy Irons is 71. Actress Twiggy Lawson is 70. TV personality Joan Lunden is 69. Singer-producer Daniel Lanois (lan-WAH’) is 68. Actor Scott Colomby is 67. Musician-producer Nile Rodgers is 67. Singer-actor Rex Smith is 64. Rock singer Lita Ford is 61. Actor Kevin Hooks is 61. Actress Carolyn McCormick is 60. Celebrity chef Mario Batali is 59. Actress-comedian Cheri Oteri is 57. Country singer Jeff Bates is 56. Country singer Trisha Yearwood is 55. News anchor Soledad O’Brien is 53. Rhythm-and-blues singer Espraronza Griffin (Society of Soul) is 50. Celebrity chef Michael Symon is 50. Actor Victor Williams is 49. Actress Sanaa Lathan (suh-NAH’ LAY’-thun) is 48. Actress Stephanie J. Block is 47. Rock singer A. Jay Popoff (Lit) is 46. “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon is 45. TV personality Carter Oosterhouse is 43. Actress-TV host Alison Sweeney is 43. Rock musician Ryan Dusick is 42. Folk-rock singers-musicians Sara and Tegan (TEE’-gan) Quin are 39. Actor Columbus Short is 37. Rapper Eamon is 36. Christian rock musician JD Frazier is 36. Actor Kevin Zegers is 35. Actress Danielle Panabaker is 32. Actress Katrina Bowden is 31. Thought for Today: “Do not let yourself be tainted with a barren skepticism.” -- Louis Pasteur, French scientist (1822-1895).


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Oilers receive positive vibes after open meeting

Financial future continues to look rough for ABL team after August announcement of 2020 return By Joey Klecka Peninsula Clarion

The Peninsula Oilers will return to play baseball in 2020, but they are still searching for the money to fund the season. The Oilers announced in August that they would return for their 47th season — all consecutive and all played in the Alaska Baseball League — next summer, but the club is still searching for the funds to support the season. The organization hosted an open meeting Sept. 14 at the Oilers Bingo Hall in old town Kenai, and Oilers

president Mike Tice said about eight people showed up in addition to the dozen or so usual board members, making for a 20-person think tank. “I just flat out told everybody we’re broke,” Tice said. “We’re still broke. But we made the decision to go for it and have another season.” Tice said the meeting was an invitation for the general public to bring forth their ideas of how to keep the club afloat, after major sponsorship money from oil companies and gaming funds have mostly dried up in recent years. Tice said the meeting was mostly used as a preliminary launching

point to dive deeper into the 2020 budget issue. While nothing significant was realized, he said the support he saw from the community gave him and the club a positive boost to renew their efforts for sponsorship. “We need to have a bigger push for some sponsorship, and we know that the people supporting us are the small businesses around the peninsula,” Tice said. “The oil money is gone, the sponsor money is not there … we need to come up with $100,000. So we need to either hit up 100 people for $1,000 or start shooting for more sponsors.

“We’re going to redouble our efforts in getting sponsors.” The Oilers have also had informal partnerships with organizations such as the local little league teams, and Tice said the relationships that the club has formed with them could potentially be extended to help the Oilers financially, although no plans for that are currently being put into use. “We can use their troops as boots on the ground to fundraise,” Tice said. Tice said the announcement that the Oilers would return for another season was released in order to give

all parties the chance to prepare properly. With head coach Kyle Brown already making plans to return and billet families being set up to house players for two months, the call was made to keep the operation afloat. “Recruiting happens pretty early,” he said. “Kyle has probably half of our team recruited, so you’ve got to make your decision quick this season.” The Oilers board meets the second Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. at the Bingo Hall, and Tice invited the public to show up if they have ideas they wish to present.

Brown Bears stumble in NAHL season opening loss By Joey Klecka Peninsula Clarion

Opening night for the 2019 North American Hockey League season didn’t go the Kenai River Brown Bear’s way Wednesday as the peninsula team lost 3-2 in a shootout to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (Pennsylvania) Knights. Playing at the NAHL Showcase event in Blaine, Minnesota, the Brown Bears scored

twice in the third period to take a 2-1 lead, but gave it up on a power play goal by the Knights, who tied it with 8 minutes, 58 seconds, left in regulation. After a scoreless overtime period, the shootout came down to Johnny Kaljian’s stick, as the Knights forward was the only player to score after seven other players failed to find the back of the net.

Kenai River sent up Zach Krajnik, Theo Thrun, Kyle Valiquette and Trey LaBarge in the shootout, but all four players were denied by Knights goalie Zach Stejskal. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton sent Lincoln Hatten, Tyrone Bronte and Shane Murphy to score, but none were able to crack Bears goalie Landon Pavlisin until Kaljian took his shot. In the first period, the

Knights took a 1-0 lead on a Lincoln Hatten goal, a lead that held until the third period. Thrun tied it for Kenai River just 59 seconds into the third with help from Krajnik, and Valiquette gave the Bears the lead at the 7:56 mark. An interference penalty by Krajnik put the Knights on the power play, and the Bears nearly had it killed until Hatten tied it with just

two seconds left on the man advantage. The Bears continue with three more games this weekend at the NAHL Showcase, starting Thursday with a 4:30 p.m. (AKDT) clash with the Lone Star Brahmas. The Bears will face the Jamestown Rebels and the Austin Bruins on Friday and Saturday, respectively. The Bears’ home opener is Oct. 11 against the Janesville

(Wisconsin) Jets. Wednesday Knights 3, Brown Bears 2, SO Kenai River 0 0 2 0 —2 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1 0 1 0 —3 1st period — 1. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Hatten (Wood, Bronte), 6:33. Penalties — Kenai River 2 for 4:00; Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1 for 2:00. 2nd period — no scoring. Penalties — WilkesBarre/Scranton 3 for 6:00. 3rd period — 2. Kenai River, Thrun (Krajnik), 0:59; 3. Kenai River, Valiquette (unassisted), 7:56; 4. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Hatten (Bronte, Bertrand), PP, 11:02. Penalties — Kenai River 2 for 4:00; WilkesBarre/Scranton 3 for 6:00. OT — no scoring. Penalties — none. Shootout — Kenai River (Krajnik NG, Thurn NG, Valiquette NG , LaBarge NG); Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (Hatten NG, Bronte NG, Murphy NG, Kaljian G). Power plays — Kenai River 0 for 6; Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton 1 for 4.

SoHi volleyball rallies to take down Homer in power display Staff report Peninsula Clarion

The Soldotna volleyball team picked up a 3-1 nonconference win Wednesday night over the Homer Mariners at Soldotna High School, winning with game scores of 20-25, 25-17, 25-22 and 25-20. The Stars (6-0 overall) extended

their regular season win streak while Homer fell to 2-2 overall, outside of tournament play. The Mariners got off to a fast start by winning the first game, and while the Stars rallied back with three straight game wins to take the match, Soldotna head coach Luke Baumer praised Homer’s level of play in 2019. “Homer was definitely somebody

we knew was a different team this year,” he said. “I know in my time here, I’ve never seen Homer this competitive, they did really well from defense to offense, their serving game. It was hard to find opportunities to score.” SoHi senior Ituau Tuisaula provided the toughest matchup against the Mariners, raining

down 30 kills on Homer’s defense. Baumer said the power and speed of Tuisuala made a huge difference. “Ituau was obviously our go-to, we told them that anybody could give the ball to Ituau and let her take care of it,” Baumer said. “(Homer) didn’t have an answer for her.” Tuisaula was joined on the front line by Bailey Armstrong, who had

seven kills, Kylie Ness with five kills, Morgan Bouschor with three and Trayce Lyon and Serena Foglie with two each. Armstrong also had five blocks, while Tuisaula notched two. Junior setter Sierra Kuntz provided 28 assists for all that power, while Hosanna Van Hout had 17. Senior libero Holleigh Jaime tallied 15 digs.

Yankees lose to Angels, miss out on chance to clinch AL East division NEW YORK (AP) — Relief pitcher Adam Ottavino sailed a 30-foot throw home on Albert Pujols’ tiebreaking chopper, and the sloppy New York Yankees lost to the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Wednesday night with a chance to clinch the AL East. New York still would have locked down the division title with a Tampa Bay loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers later in the night. But with the Yankees waiting around in their clubhouse for a potential bubbly celebration, the Rays rallied for an 8-7 victory in 11 innings that ended nearly three hours after New York’s game finished.

DODGERS 8, RAYS 7, 11 INNINGS LOS ANGELES (AP) — Austin Meadows homered leading off the 11th inning, sending Tampa Bay to a victory over Los Angeles that helped the Rays keep pace in the AL wild-card race and prevented the New York Yankees from clinching the AL East title.

beat Washington.

ASTROS 3, RANGERS 2 HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole struck out 10 batters, including his 300th of the season, in eight strong innings, Yuli Gurriel and Jose Altuve homered and Houston beat Texas to lock up a postseason berth.

PADRES 2, BREWERS 1 MILWAUKEE (AP) — Dinelson Lamet struck out a career-high 14 and Kirby Yates fanned pinch-hitter Ryan Braun with a runner on second base to close out San Diego’S over playoffcontending Milwaukee.

METS 7, ROCKIES 4 DENVER (AP) — Pete Alonso hit his major leagueleading 49th homer and drew a bases-loaded walk during a four-run rally in the ninth inning that sent New York over Colorado.



ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright outpitched Max Scherzer, Dexter Fowler made a sensational catch and NL Central-leading St. Louis

CLEVELAND (AP) — Yasiel Puig hit an RBI single off the top of the right field wall with two outs in the 10th inning and Cleveland kept

Peninsula runners rack up top-10 college XC finishes Staff report Peninsula Clarion

Jordan Theisen of Kenai and Ruby Lindquist of Moose Pass both racked up top-10 finishes Friday at the Frontier Preview Meet in Billings, Montana, competing for Div. II Black Hills (South Dakota) State University. Theisen, a 2015 Kenai Central graduate, finished sixth out of a field of 69 in the men’s five-mile race, running a time of 27 minutes,

5.5 seconds, to pick up his sixth career collegiate crosscountry top-10. Fellow Alaskan Keith Osowski of Kodiak finished directly ahead of Theisen in fifth with a time of 26:56.60. Theisen was the third-highest finisher for Black Hills State. In the women’s 5-kilometer race, Lindquist finished seventh out of 66 runners. The 2018 Seward grad crossed the line in 20:06.7, third-best on the Black Hills women’s team.

up its playoff push, beating Detroit.


ATLANTA (AP) — Bryce Harper hit a two-run homer, Zach Eflin pitched seven solid innings and Philadelphia won its second straight

scoreboard BASEBALL

American League East Division W L New York 99 54 Tampa Bay 90 63 Boston 79 72 Toronto 61 91 Baltimore 49 103 Central Division Minnesota 93 59 Cleveland 89 63 Chicago 66 86 Kansas City 56 97 Detroit 45 106 West Division z-Houston 100 53 Oakland 92 61 Texas 74 79 Los Angeles 69 83 Seattle 64 88 z-clinched playoff berth

Pct GB .647 _ .588 9 .523 19 .401 37½ .322 49½ .612 _ .586 4 .434 27 .366 37½ .298 47½ .654 _ .601 8 .484 26 .454 30½ .421 35½

Wednesday’s Games Oakland 1, Kansas City 0, 11 innings Tampa Bay 8, L.A. Dodgers 7, 11 innings Seattle 4, Pittsburgh 1 Cleveland 2, Detroit 1, 10 innings L.A. Angels 3, N.Y. Yankees 2 San Francisco 11, Boston 3 Houston 3, Texas 2 Chicago White Sox 3, Minnesota 1 Toronto 11, Baltimore 10 Thursday’s Games Seattle (Kikuchi 6-10) at Pittsburgh (Brault 4-5), 8:35 a.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 9-8) at Boston (Rodríguez 17-6), 9:05 a.m. L.A. Angels (Heaney 4-5) at N.Y. Yankees (Happ 12-8), 2:35 p.m. Toronto (Kay 0-0) at Baltimore (Brooks 5-8), 3:05 p.m. Detroit (Zimmermann 1-11) at Cleveland (Clevinger 11-3), 3:10 p.m. Kansas City (Montgomery 3-9) at Minnesota (Gibson 13-7), 3:40 p.m. National League East Division W L 93 60 83 68 79 73 78 72 53 99 Central Division St. Louis 85 67 Chicago 82 70 Milwaukee 82 70 Cincinnati 72 81 Pittsburgh 65 87 West Division x-Los Angeles 98 55 Arizona 78 75 San Francisco 74 78 San Diego 69 83 Colorado 66 87 x-clinched division z-clinched playoff berth z-Atlanta Washington New York Philadelphia Miami

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Wednesday’s Games St. Louis 5, Washington 1 Arizona 5, Miami 4 N.Y. Mets 7, Colorado 4 Tampa Bay 8, L.A. Dodgers 7, 11 innings Seattle 4, Pittsburgh 1 Philadelphia 4, Atlanta 1 San Diego 2, Milwaukee 1 San Francisco 11, Boston 3 Cincinnati 3, Chicago Cubs 2, 10 innings Thursday’s Games Philadelphia (Nola 12-5) at Atlanta (Soroka 12-4), 8:10 a.m. Seattle (Kikuchi 6-10) at Pittsburgh (Brault 4-5), 8:35 a.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 9-8) at Boston (Rodríguez 17-6), 9:05 a.m. San Diego (Lucchesi 10-8) at Milwaukee (Lyles 11-8), 12:10 p.m. St. Louis (Flaherty 10-8) at Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 11-9), 3:15 p.m. All Times ADT Athletics 1, Royals 0 Kansas City Oakland

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(11 innings) D.Duffy, Barlow (8), T.Hill (9), McCarthy (10), R.Rosario (10), Hahn (11) and Viloria; Bailey, Petit (8), Diekman (10), Wendelken (10) and S.Murphy. W_Wendelken 3-1. L_Hahn 0-1.

Angels 3, Yankees 2 Los Angeles New York

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Peters, Bard (5), Buttrey (8), H.Robles (9) and K.Smith; Sabathia, Germán (3), Ottavino (6), Kahnle (6), Green (7), Britton (8), Cessa (9) and Higashioka. W_Bard 2-2. L_Ottavino 6-5. Sv_H.Robles (22). HRs_New York, Judge (24). Blue Jays 11, Orioles 10 Toronto Baltimore

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Buchholz, Pannone (4), Luciano (6), Gaviglio (7), B.Stewart (8), Law (9) and McGuire; Bundy, Tan. Scott (6), Armstrong (6), Eades (7), P.Fry (7), Givens (8), M.Castro (9), Kline (9) and P.Severino. W_B. Stewart 4-0. L_M.Castro 1-3. Sv_Law (5). HRs_ Toronto, T.Hernández (23), Grichuk (30). Baltimore, Villar (23), Santander (19). Indians 2, Tigers 1 Detroit Cleveland

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(10 innings) Turnbull, D.McKay (6), B.Garcia (7), B.Farmer (8), Cisnero (10) and J.Rogers; Civale, O.Pérez (8), Goody (9), Cimber (10) and R.Pérez. W_Cimber 6-3. L_Cisnero 0-4. White Sox 3, Twins 1 Chicago Minnesota

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Nova, J.Fry (2), Fulmer (3), Osich (6), Cordero (6), Bummer (7), Marshall (8), Colomé (9) and Collins; Odorizzi, Stashak (6), Romero (8), B.Graterol (8) and J.Castro. W_J.Fry 3-4. L_Odorizzi 14-7. Sv_ Colomé (28). HRs_Chicago, Collins (3). Astros 3, Rangers 2 Texas Houston

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Allard, Vólquez (6), Clase (7), Montero (8) and Trevino; G.Cole, R.Osuna (9) and Maldonado. W_G.Cole 18-5. L_Allard 4-1. Sv_R.Osuna (35). HRs_Texas, Guzmán (10). Houston, Gurriel (30), Altuve (29). Mariners 4, Pirates 1 Seattle Pittsburgh

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Dunn, Milone (3), Bass (8), Magill (9) and T.Murphy; Agrazal, Stratton (6), Hartlieb (7), Y.Ríos (8), Y.Ramirez (9), Jerez (9) and El.Díaz. W_Milone 4-9. L_Agrazal 4-5. Sv_Magill (5). HRs_Seattle, Lewis (5), T.Murphy (18). Giants 11, Red Sox 3 San Francisco Boston

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Samardzija, Abad (7), Ty.Rogers (8), E.Franco (9) and A.Garcia; Chacín, Poyner (3), B.Johnson (4), Lakins (6), Shawaryn (7), Brewer (8), Velázquez (9), Weber (9) and León. W_Samardzija 11-12. L_ Chacín 3-11. HRs_San Francisco, Vogt (10). Boston, Devers (30), Bradley Jr. (20). Rays 8, Dodgers 7 Tampa Bay Los Angeles

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(11 innings) B.McKay, D.Castillo (5), Roe (6), Drake (6), N.Anderson (6), Kittredge (7), Pagán (8), Poche (10), Fairbanks (11) and d’Arnaud; Sadler, Floro (1), J.Urías (3), Gonsolin (4), Y.Garcia (6), J.Kelly (6), D.May (7), K.Jansen (9), Sborz (10) and Wil. Smith. W_Poche 5-5. L_Sborz 0-1. Sv_Fairbanks (2). HRs_Tampa Bay, Meadows (32). Los Angeles, Bellinger (45). Cardinals 5, Nationals 1 Washington St. Louis

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Scherzer, Rainey (7) and Gomes; Wainwright, Gallegos (8), A.Miller (8), C.Martínez (8) and Molina. W_Wainwright 13-9. L_Scherzer 10-7. Sv_C.Martínez (21). HRs_St. Louis, Edman (10), Wieters (11). Mets 7, Rockies 4 New York Colorado

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Syndergaard, Familia (6), Brach (7), S.Lugo (8) and Rivera, Nido; Hoffman, Diehl (6), Y.Almonte (6),

game over Atlanta.


Pazos (7), Tinoco (8), Diaz (8), J.Harvey (9) and Nuñez, Wolters. W_S.Lugo 7-4. L_Diaz 5-4. HRs_ New York, McNeil (22), P.Alonso (49). Colorado, Hilliard (4). D-Backs 5, Marlins 4 Miami Arizona

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Alcantara, Jos.Smith (6), Quijada (7), Brigham (7), J.García (8), J.Ureña (8) and Alfaro; Leake, Ginkel (7), Bradley (8) and Avila. W_Leake 12-11. L_Alcantara 5-14. Sv_Bradley (15). HRs_Miami, S.Castro (20), Dean (4). Arizona, A.Almonte (1), C.Walker (26). Phillies 4, Braves 1 Philadelphia Atlanta

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Eflin, Álvarez (8), Neris (9) and Realmuto; Teheran, L.Jackson (6), Newcomb (7), Tomlin (8), Wright (9) and B.McCann. W_Eflin 9-12. L_Teheran 10-10. Sv_Neris (28). HRs_Philadelphia, B.Harper (32), C.Hernández (12). Padres 2, Brewers 1 San Diego Milwaukee

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Lamet, Wingenter (7), Stammen (8), Yates (9) and F.Mejía; Houser, D.Williams (6), Claudio (7), J.Jackson (7), Ju.Guerra (8) and Grandal. W_Lamet 3-5. L_Houser 6-7. Sv_Yates (41). HRs_San Diego, Mejias-Brean (1). Milwaukee, Hiura (17). Reds 3, Cubs 2 Cincinnati Chicago

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(10 innings) Mahle, Stephenson (7), S.Romano (9), Garrett (9), R.Iglesias (10) and Casali, Barnhart; Lester, Phelps (6), Strop (7), Ryan (7), Chatwood (8), Wick (9), Holland (10), Norwood (10), Underwood Jr. (10) and Contreras. W_Garrett 5-3. L_Norwood 0-1. Sv_R. Iglesias (33). HRs_Cincinnati, E.Suárez (48). Chicago, Contreras (24).


MLS Standings Eastern Conference W L T Pts GF GA New York City FC 16 5 9 57 56 37 Philadelphia 15 8 7 52 55 43 Atlanta 16 11 3 51 50 36 Toronto FC 12 10 9 45 53 49 D.C. United 12 10 9 45 40 38 New York 13 13 5 44 51 48 New England 10 10 10 40 45 52 Montreal 11 16 4 37 42 57 Chicago 9 12 10 37 48 43 Orlando City 9 13 9 36 40 44 Columbus 9 15 7 34 36 45 Cincinnati 6 22 3 21 30 74 Western Conference Los Angeles FC 19 4 7 64 77 33 Seattle 14 9 8 50 50 47 Minnesota 14 10 6 48 49 40 Real Salt Lake 14 12 4 46 42 38 LA Galaxy 14 13 3 45 49 49 San Jose 13 12 5 44 49 46 FC Dallas 12 11 8 44 47 42 Portland 13 13 4 43 45 44 Sporting Kansas City 10 13 7 37 44 54 Colorado 10 15 6 36 51 58 Houston 10 16 4 34 41 51 Vancouver 7 15 9 30 32 54 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. Wednesday, September 18 Atlanta 2, Cincinnati 0 New York 2, Portland 0 FC Dallas 0, Seattle 0, tie Saturday, September 21 San Jose at Atlanta, 3:30 p.m. Columbus at Vancouver, 5 p.m. Chicago at Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at New England, 7:30 p.m. Orlando City at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Colorado at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Montreal at LA Galaxy, 10:30 p.m. Toronto FC at Los Angeles FC, 10:30 p.m. All Times ADT


WNBA Playoffs Semifinals (Best-of-5) Washington 1, Las Vegas 0 Tuesday, Sept. 17: Washington 97, Las Vegas 95

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Held without a hit until the sixth inning, Minnesota managed only three in the loss to Chicago.

Thursday, Sept. 19: Las Vegas at Washington, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22: Washington at Las Vegas, 1 p.m. Connecticut 1, Los Angeles 0 Tuesday, Sept. 17: Connecticut 84, Los Angeles 75 Thursday, Sept. 19: Los Angeles at Connecticut, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22: Connecticut at Los Angeles, 3 p.m. All Times ADT


BASEBALL American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Placed RHP Lucas Giolito on the 10-day IL, retroactive to Saturday. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Selected the contract of RHP Kaleb Cowart. Placed INF Luis Rengifo on the 60-day IL. NEW YORK YANKEES — Placed RHP Dellin Betances on the 60-day IL. Reinstated OF Giancarlo Stanton from the 60-day IL. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Reinstated LHP Blake Snell from the 10-day IL. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Placed LHP Tim Mayza on the 60-day IL. Claimed RHP Ryan Dull off waivers from the N.Y. Yankees. National League CINCINNATI REDS — Reinstated INF/C Kyle Farmer from the 10-day IL. SAN DIEGO PADRES — Reinstated C Francisco Mejia from the 10-day IL. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA — Announced the Board of Governors approved the sale of the Brooklyn Nets to Joe Tsai. FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS — Signed OL Nate Wozniak and P Matt Wile to the practice squad. BUFFALO BILLS — Released WR Tyron Johnson. Signed LB Curtis Akins to the practice squad. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed G Malcolm Pridgeon to the practice squad. DALLAS COWBOYS — Waived DE Taco Charlton. DETROIT LIONS — Released DE Jonathan Wynn from the practice squad. Signed RB Nick Brossette to the practice squad. HOUSTON TEXANS — Waived P Trevor Daniel. Signed P Bryan Anger. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Waived QB Chad Kelly. Released RB Bruce Anderson III from the practice squad. Signed RB David Williams to the practice squad. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS — Signed S Adarius Pickett to the practice squad. MIAMI DOLPHINS — Signed S Doug Middleton. NEW YORK GIANTS — Terminated the contract of TE C.J. Conrad and Austin Walter from the practice squad. NEW YORK JETS — Placed QB Trevor Siemian on IR. Signed QB David Fales. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Released G Jonathan Cooper. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — Waived CB Craig James. Signed TE Alex Ellis from the practice squad. PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Placed S Sean Davis on IR. Signed QB Paxton Lynch to the practice squad. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Waived LS Colin Holba. Signed LS Jon Condo to a one-year contract and OL Will Holden to the practice squad. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Placed CB DominiqueRodgers Cromartie on IR. Released TE Donald Parham. Signed LB Noah Spence. Signed TE Drew Belcher to the practice squad. HOCKEY National Hockey League BUFFALO SABRES — Assigned F Matej Pekar to Barrie (OHL). DALLAS STARS — Returned D Dawson Barteaux to Red Deer (WHL). LOS ANGELES KINGS — Assigned F Aidan Dudas to Owen Sound (OHL), G Jacob Ingham to Kitchener (OHL), F Arthur Kaliyev to Hamilton (OHL), G Lukas Parik to Spokane (WHL) and D Jordan Spence to Moncton (QMJHL). Released D Billy Constantinou and F Jonathan Yantsis from amateur tryouts. Named Ron hextall part-time advisor. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Assigned F Gabriel Fortier, F Maxim Cajkovic and D Quinn Schmiemann to their junior teams. Released F Eli Zummack, Louis Crevier and D Cody Donaghey. COLLEGE BRADLEY — Named Kyle Dillon director of women’s basketball operations. CONCORDIA (WIS.) — Announced it is adding women’s wrestling to the athletic program. FORDHAM — Named Anthony Evans assistant men’s basketball coach. OKLAHOMA STATE — Named Anna Boyert-Thorp assistant track and field distance coach. SETON HALL — Named Ka-Diedre Simmons coordinator of women’s basketball operations.

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Picking a pair of 20+ point favorites the way to go By Nolan Rose For the Peninsula Clarion

Did you know that N-F-L is an acronym for “Not-for-Long”? That applies to the length of a running back’s career and to a gambler’s wallet! The second week of the NFL season was a wild, unpredictable mess that ruined all the equity built up in week one. Fortunately, this is a fictional column, allowing us to continue forward brimming with confidence. Our 6-10 mark against the spread drops our season record to 15-17, which means we’re operating on credit, with a $370 balance. If we were in Las Vegas right now, we’d be searching for the best $2 Steak and Eggs in town! Bad Beat of the Week — This award goes to the New York Jets again. The Paper Airplanes backed up their opening week debacle, blowing a 16-3 lead in the fourth quarter against Buffalo, with their young QB contracting Mono. Nothing like siding with a team, only to find out their QB has Mononucleosis days later. That was fun!

TITANS @ Jags +2 Thursday night football games are always the hardest to pick and usually just as painful to watch. After demolishing the Browns in week one the Titans stumbled at home against a depleted Colts team to even their record. The Jags are a mess, star corner Jalen Ramsey has requested a trade, and starting QB Gardner Minshew looks like a character from a Ron Jeremy film. Titans win 23-17

Bengals @ BILLS -6 The Red Rockets were sent to the litter box last week when a very average 49ers team strolled to a big win. The loss drops the Bengals to 0-2, another defeat in week three

could send the Bungles into tank mode. Nobody circles the wagons like the Buffalo Bills! The Bison are off to a good start with a pair of wins over incompetent New York City teams. Bills win 30-23

Tuna @ COWBOYS -21.5 The first of two matchups this week with spreads listed over 20 points. Not even that top dollar mayo from Trader Joe’s can make this Tuna edible. The Fighting Jerry’s are heading in the opposite direction led by the improved play of QB Dak Prescott. It’s really hard to lay three touchdowns in a NFL game and feel confident about it but the Tuna leave us no choice. Cowboys win 38-7

BRONCOS @ Packers -7.5 The Donkeys are off to an anticipated bad start, led by really average and aging QB Joe Flacco. This is a bad football team. There are a lot of transplant Donkey fans on the Peninsula and it pains my heart to see them suffer like this. The Packers look to start the year 3-0 after a pair of division wins over the Bears and Vikings but Aaron Rodgers has looked mortal. Packers win a close one 24-21

Falcons @ COLTS -1.5 The Colts are one of the biggest surprises of the early season. Everyone thought they were going to turn to glue after star QB Andrew Luck suddenly retired late in the preseason, but the Colts were competitive week one against the Chargers and backed that up last Sunday with a road win over the Titans. I have no clue which Falcons team is going to show up on a weekly basis. Colts win 28-24

Ravens @ CHIEFS -6.5 This is a really interesting game. Ravens passing and running extraordinaire Lamar Jackson has turned the Ravens into a contender. We’ll find out if the Edgar Poe’s are for real or if their fast start has been buoyed by their inferior competition on Sunday. The Chiefs have Patrick Mahomes, who might be the best thrower of pig hide in the history of the world. Chiefs win 35-21

RAIDERS @ Vikings -8.5 The Raiders have played competitive football to start year two of the Chucky Redux Era. The Vikings have a nice win over the Falcons at home, but the Norwegians backed that up with a dismal effort in Green Bay. I don’t trust Norwegian QB Kirk Cousins to cover a touchdown plus spread right now. Vikings win a tussle 23-20

Jets @ PATRIOTS -23 The second of two matchups with spreads over 20 points and I’m not convinced it shouldn’t be at four touchdowns. Somehow Jets QB Sam Darnold contracted Mononucleosis. Doctors have warned that if Darnold were to play his spleen could rupture. You know what else can make a spleen rupture? Watching the Jets play football. Patriots win 40-3

LIONS @ Eagles -6.5 The Fighting Simba’s surprisingly enter the third week of football with an undefeated record behind last week’s victory and an opening week tie. The Eagles lost a heartbreaker in Atlanta last week to even their record. Philly has a number of injuries to deal with and QB Carson Wentz peaked about four games

into his rookie season. Eagles win a close one 23-17

Panthers @ Cardinals (no line) As of this writing I could not find a posted line on this game, undoubtedly caused by the uncertainty around Panther QB Cam Newton and the booboo on his foot. I even checked some of the seedier websites that we can’t mention in a column for kids. We’re taking a hard pass on this contest.

Giants @ BUCS -6.5 The Giants finally have appeared to move past the Eli Manning era, something that was needed three years ago, but better late than never! Enter wunderkind QB Daniel Jones who was exceedingly average while passing at Duke University for the past four years. I imagine professional football will be more difficult than playing Wake Forest. The Bucs are bad, but the Giants are worse. Bucs win 31-14

TEXANS @ Chargers -3.5 You have to think the Chargers have hid Philip Rivers in a safe home as the curse of the of 2004 QB class has already claimed the lives of Ben Roethlisberger and Eli Manning this season. Even the guy Rivers replaced in San Diego, Drew Brees, has been lost to injury. With all that bad karma on the Chargers side, the Texans are the only play to make. Texans win 28-13

Steelers @ 49ERS -6.5 The Whine and Gold are off to about as good a start as a team can have with back-to-back road wins in the NFL. This weekend provides a great chance to start 3-0 with a

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depleted Pittsburgh team visiting the bay. A year ago, the Steelers offense was led by Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell, and Antonio Brown. None of those players will be playing on Sunday. How quickly things can change in the NFL. 49ers win 31-13

Saints @ SEAHAWKS -4 My anti-jinx play on the Steelers a week ago worked perfectly for the good guys, one of three NFC West teams to start the year with a pair of wins. Like the 49ers, the Seahawks are catching a breaking by getting a hobbled Saints team this weekend. It takes some luck to win a division or reach the Super Bowl and Seattle has already received their share. Seahawks win 24-17

RAMS @ Browns +3 The Rams are the aforementioned third undefeated team from the NFC West. All three have a great chance to get to 3-0. Which Browns team is the real Browns team? Cleveland looked hapless at home in the opener against the Titans before rebounding on Monday night against the Jets. Does beating a NYC team count as a win? Rams win 37-24

Bears @ REDSKINS +4 The Bears offense appears to be stuck in hibernation with less than average passer Mitchell Trubisky leading the way. The good news for Bears fans is the team appears to have solved its field goal kicking woes. The Native Americans have been semi-competitive in spots against the Eagles and Cowboys. I could see the Bears winning another thriller, but I’m not laying anything over a field goal behind that offense. Bears win 17-14

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New York writer seeks to find ‘more good’ By Michael Armstrong Homer News


ometimes you gotta go / To the end of the earth / Just to turn yourself around,” sings Ellis Paul in his song about Homer, “Alice’s Champagne Palace.” In Mary Latham’s epic, three-year journey across America to find more good, she’s been turning herself around every mile of the way, seeking out and listening to stories of human kindness. Latham, 37, made it to Homer on Sunday night, just in time to see “Radiate,” this year’s Burning Basket. Her arrival this month in Alaska ticks off the 48th state of the Long Island, New York, resident’s 50-state quest to see every state and collect stories from people in each one. Eventually Latham plans to write a book with the stories, publish it and have it available for people to read in hospital waiting rooms. “It’s kinda like you’re a tourist of humanity,” Latham said in an interview Monday at Two Sisters Cafe. On Oct. 29, 2016, Latham started her journey from her home in Orient Point, Long Island, New York, in her mother’s 2008 blue Subaru Outback station wagon. She’s driven almost 40,000 miles and stayed in nearly 150 homes. For the Alaska trip, because health issues made the long trek up the Alaska Highway difficult, Latham decided to fly up and rent a Subaru from Continental Motors in Anchorage. There was just one problem: They didn’t have a blue Subaru. Latham wanted a blue Subaru like her mother’s, so car dealer Greg Luke loaned her his blue Outback, already Alaskanized with a cracked windshield. “It’s human kindness on arrival,” Latham said. Her journey started with an act of kindness in the midst of horrible tragedy. In 2012 Latham had been working in New York City at a law office and trying to start her career as a wedding photographer. On Dec. 19, the day of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, a coworker came into the office excited, Latham said. While he was at a coffee shop, a man ahead of him buying gift cards bought a $100 gift card and told the barista to give out free coffee until the card ran out. But then the murder of 27 children and teachers happened. Latham spoke to her mother, Patricia Latham, and told her about the coffee gifts. She also spoke of how the Sandy Hook shootings had horrified her. “She said, ‘You have to focus on that coffee story,’” Latham said her mother told her.

“‘There’s always going to be tragedy. There will always be more good out there. You have to go look for it.’” Patricia Latham had breast cancer and later died. After her mother’s death and the grief that followed, Latham started a Facebook page looking for positive stories. That morphed into her current road trip journey. “Instead of getting discovered, I decided I would go out there and get the stories myself,” Latham said. That search for #moregood — her social media hashtag — has led to not only stories of human kindness, but acts of human kindness to help Latham find those stories. She has been fed and housed by strangers. Homer resident Debi Poore heard of Latham’s quest, reached out to her, and said, “When you get to Homer, you have a home here.” A water taxi guide also took her out to see Kachemak Bay. In Seward, Latham went on a kayak trip last Saturday. Wherever she goes, she always wears a shirt with the words “More Good” on it. Her guide, Erin, asked her about the shirt, and Latham explained the project. The guide said, “It’s crazy you’re doing this,” and told Latham that Sept. 14 was the 18th anniversary of her cancer diagnosis at age 8. She’s been in remission since age 10. Latham asked her about her experience, and the guide said, “It was really hard times, but the kindness was so much louder.” Erin’s story is typical of the kind of stories Latham hears. “It’s 98% tragedy,” she said. “Families losing a child. They start a scholarship.” Latham has found people want to tell her stories. “I just really love sitting with people and hearing their stories,” she said. “Sometimes it’s nice for them. That’s the thing I’ve learned on this trip. They want someone to listen.” She mentioned the quote by Richard Rohr: “Pain that isn’t transferred is transmitted.” Telling stories and listening to them transfers the pain into something positive, she said. “You’re creating this army of like-minded people,” she said. “You pick yourself up, dust yourself off and help others go through it next.” In Alaska, Latham will visit Talkeetna and Bethel. Her next state is Hawaii, and after that she returns home to New York, her 50th state. “I figured I’d save it for last,” she said. All along the way, Latham said she has felt the presence of her mother.

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Mary Latham stands by her borrowed blue Subaru Outback on Monday in Homer. Latham has been touring the United States collecting stories of human kindness to put in a book for people to read in hospital waiting rooms. Alaska is the 48th state Latham has visited since starting her trip in September 2016.

“She’s holding my hand, driving the wheel,” Latham said. “She’s definitely guiding the trip. It’s a miracle I’ve made it this far.” When her journey ends, Latham will sit down with the next monumental task: writing her book. It’s been hard for her to focus on writing throughout her trip. “I’m almost always with a stranger,” she said. “And then when you go home, you’re with a stranger. I have a lot of work to do.”

Someone asked Latham if she ever felt like giving up. “No,” she said. “Could I take a 10-day nap? Sure. …It’s been extremely challenging but extremely rewarding. And now I have to write the whole thing.” For more information on More Good, visit Reach Michael Armstrong at

‘Downton Abbey’ film is stately but way too safe By Lindsey Bahr Associated Press

The “Downton Abbey ” movie isn’t exactly a movie. It’s more like another season of the popular “Masterpiece Classic” show that’s been condensed to 90 minutes instead of 8 hours. Written by series creator Julian Fellowes, almost every character who made it out of the six season run alive is back for their big screen debut with their own little arc and some lavish costume changes. But Michael Engler’s direction doesn’t bring any cinematic grandeur to this continuing story of a family and their

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Dame Maggie Smith (left) stars as The Dowager Countess of Grantham and Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Talbot in “Downton Abbey.”

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Corner Waiting for Wi-Fi I dunno about wide band, clouds streaming, or anything of this kind. Most of what’s in cyberspace, I’d kindly replace. Wi-Fi introduced me to Alexa. She became the best roommate. Now our “twoness” depends upon fate. She can no longer speak to me. Sets alarms, not much else. No longer do I sense her Internet pulse. Living among apartments. Are we overspent? I dunno. I’m not wired for all this “stuff.” I just want faithful Netflix and Alexa, too. Wi-Fi, where ARE you?

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■■ The Kenai Performers annual murder mystery dinner theater will take place Friday-Saturday, Sept. 27-28, and Friday-Saturday, Oct. 4-5. We are thrilled to present the world premiere of “Crab Cakes and Murder,” written and directed by Mike Druce. At Kenai Performers PAC, 44045 K-Beach (Behind Subway). Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Show at 7:30 p.m. $45 per person. Tickets available at: River City Books, at the door, or online at Menu: crab cakes, build your own tacos (chicken or beef), salad bar, black beans, brown rice, cake. ■■ 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. ■■ 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. ■■ The KPC Showcase presents Northern Dene Astronomical & Sky-Related Knowledge with Ph.D Student Christopher M. Cannon, Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Cannon will discuss his decade of research with Athabaskan (Northern Dene) consultants, documenting traditional astronomical and sky-related knowledge, focusing on the ancient traveler-transformer figure and its expression as a large or whole-sky constellation visible in the northern winter sky. In the Commons at Kenai Peninsula College, Kenai River Campus. ■■ The Kenai Potters Guild will be offering a pottery class beginning on Friday, Sept. 20. The class will meet on Friday evening from 6-9 p.m. for eight weeks. The cost of the class is $250. This class will be taught by Laura Faeo. For more information or to sign up call Laura at 907-598-9070. ■■ Spelman Evans Downer Ecotopia North Painting Exhibition

will be hosted at Gallery Turquoise North at Mile 49.5 Sterling Highway, Cooper Landing from Oct. 5-13, 4-8 p.m. Additional viewings by appointment. Contact 310-261-5383 or visit Spelman Evans Downer on Facebook. 25% of the proceeds will benefit Trout Unlimited to support their work with the Save Bristol Bay organization. ■■ September is fundraiser month for the Kenai Fine Art Center with art donated by area artists. The Silent Auction runs the entire month from Sept. 5-27. Patrons have the option to pay a “pay it now” price at any time. Tickets are on sale now for the Auction event on the 28th. This event has the remaining silent auction items, live auction items, food, music and door prizes. These tickets are usually sold out and individuals should not expect availability during the last few days of September. Tickets are available for $35 from board members or at the Kenai Fine Art Center. ■■ Calling for Entries! Pathway of Poetry, Poetry Contest, theme “Man’s Best Friend.” Winning poems will be displayed on a trail in Daubenspeck Family Park, which is also the home of the future Kenai Dog Park. Adults 18 years or older are invited to participate. Deadline is Monday, Sept. 30 Notifications will be Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Kenai Pumpkin Festival. Registration forms are available at: Kenai Senior Center and Kenai Community Library or online at For additional information call 907-283-8262. This Poetry Contest is brought to you by the Kenai Parks, Recreation & Beautification, Kenai Community Library, Kenai Senior Center and Friends of the Kenai Community Library. ■■ The Nikiski Senior Center will host a fall craft fair and bake sale on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 50025 Lake Marie Ave. Contact 907-776-7654. Space available. $10 per day/no table. $15 per day/table included. ■■ The Annual Fireweed Guild FiberFest will be held on SaturdaySunday, Sept. 28-29 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Soldotna Sports Center. Join us to celebrate natural fibers — from sheep, alpacas, llamas, rabbits, musk ox, goats and even dogs! See the many products produced from these fibers by talented Alaska artists. There will be classes for adults and free children’s activities, fiber vendor booths along with a fiber animal exhibit and sheep shearing demo. Local food trucks will be present outside the venue for a tasty lunch or snack. Bring your spinning wheel or your knitting/crochet

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Old-fashioned reporting most compelling aspect of ‘She Said’ By Donna Liquori Associated Press

“She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement” By Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey “She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story that Helped Ignite a Movement” by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the behind-the-scenes book about how these reporters investigated Harvey Weinstein, is jarring, riveting and, for journalism, necessary. The book’s most compelling aspect is old-fashioned reporting — knocking on doors, obtaining records, clandestine meetings, tapping sources — and is the structure that holds up this book and is what earned The New York Times’ Twohey and Kantor the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Public Service.

“She Said” centres mostly around the Weinstein story and the accusations of sexual harassment and abuse by A-list actors like Ashley Judd and Gwyneth Paltrow, as well as those working for Weinstein at Miramax and the Weinstein Co. There are also pages dedicated to Donald J. Trump and Brett Kavanaugh and the accusations against them. Because of the investigative reporters’ work, Weinstein was arrested and is now free on $1 million bail, pleading not guilty to charges of rape and sexual assault. He has denied all charges of non-consensual sex. A trial is scheduled for January. The number of lawyers mentioned in the book brought in to cover up, smear or throw off reporters is also impressive. Emails are included and they are incendiary, like the one from Weinstein’s brother, Bob, confronting Harvey and urging him to get help. “You have hurt many people with this behaviour as well. You have picked on

people and used your power over them. You have brought shame to the family and to your company through your misbehaviour,” Bob Weinstein writes. Kantor and Twohey persisted, tracking down stories and allegations even when the sources wouldn’t go on the record. In writing the book, well after the story broke, they revisited those used for background and information, but weren’t mentioned in the published stories. Here they are on the record. There’s a cathartic last chapter in which accusers gather in California to discuss the .MeToo movement. It’s important to note the tactics that Kantor and Twohey used for the delicate task of communicating with accusers, often reticent about coming forward, especially “what to say in the very first seconds of a phone call with a stranger who might be a victim.” Twohey’s approach for getting rape victims to share their experiences was “I can’t change

what happened to you in the past, but together we may be able to use your experience to help protect other people.” The pitch centred on helping others. “This was always the truest, best reason to talk to a journalist,” the women wrote in “She Said.” One of the best scenes in the book is when they are getting ready to publish their bombshell story that ran on Oct. 5, 2017, that documented the accusations against Weinstein. They present their findings to Weinstein and his people for a response. As the clock ticks toward their deadline, they worry about whether another organization will break it and if sources will be intimidated into withdrawing their accounts. Judd comes forward, agreeing to go on the record, during the wait: “Jodi lost it, like a marathoner collapsing at the finish line. … Weeping, Jodi searched for something to say to Judd that was equal to the moment but still professional.”

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It’s almost impossible to do now, after decades of continuous radio play that’s rendered the Cars’ music as familiar as the smell of your own automobile. But put on “Just What I Needed” or “Let’s Go” or “Shake It Up” and try to imagine that you’re encountering the song for the first time. Listen to the guitars, how they idle for a few seconds before suddenly zooming off from the starting line. Listen to the beat, which suggests a machine until it doesn’t. And listen to those crisp, compact melodies, none with a single note out of place — even (or especially) the weird ones, as when the dissonant “your” in “ribbons in your hair” gives “Just What I Needed” a vivid splash of sexual desperation. Do all that, then ask yourself if anybody from the late 1970s and early 1980s was making tunes more precisely designed to grab than the Cars, whose mastermind, Ric Ocasek, died at his home in New York City on Sunday, of heart disease. Depending on whom you trust, the eternally gangly Ocasek was either 70, which is surprising to learn, or 75, which is totally insane. The poppiest punk band -- or were they the punkiest pop band? -- of their new-wave generation, the Cars grabbed plenty with their string of immediately appealing hits, more than a dozen of which made it inside the top 40 of Billboard’s Hot 100. From the group’s flawless self-titled debut album in 1978 to “Heartbeat City” in 1984, they went platinum every time out; their clip for “You Might Think” was named video of the year over “Thriller” at the inaugural MTV Video Music Awards. (Alas, the Cars lost best new artist at the Grammys in 1979 to, uh, A Taste of Honey.) Yet Ocasek and his bandmates — guitarist Elliot Easton, keyboardist Greg Hawkes, drummer David Robinson and bassist Benjamin Orr, who died in 2000 — also knew how to maintain their grip. “My Best Friend’s Girl,” “Good Times Roll,” “Magic,” “Drive” — each hooky little jam stuck around to become a permanent fixture of the era, not unlike the less stylish singles of that other inescapable AOR figure who just preceded Ocasek in death: Eddie Money. Look under the hood and you can understand why. Beneath the shiny surfaces and the metronomic grooves, the Cars’ songs, which Ocasek wrote and which he and Orr alternately sang, sported all kinds of musical and emotional eccentricities that made them hard to shake. Think of that line about the hair ribbons in “Just What I Needed,” which cuts against the practiced indifference of the priceless opening lyric: “I don’t mind you coming here / And wasting all my time.” Or the unexpected moment Ocasek chooses to enter “Good Times Roll,” seemingly off beat until you finally grasp where he is in the rhythmic pattern. Or consider how little the plush production of “Drive” sets you up for the sheer hopelessness of the song, the second-most-haunting ballad ever sung by a rock group’s bassist after Timothy B. Schmit and the Eagles’ “I Can’t Tell

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fairly shallow experience: All set dressing and nostalgia and some delicious Dowager Countess one-liners. For “Downton” devotees, the crumbs might be enough. For anyone else just dropping in, however, “Downton Abbey” doesn’t exactly stand on its own. The tidy reason for this big reunion is that King George V and Queen Mary have decided to spend a night at Downton Abbey as part of a royal tour. It’s 1927 and the aristocratic class is continuing to question their place in a modernizing Britain, but there are just enough of the old traditions left that the news of this royal visit sends the estate into a tizzy. When the royal entourage descends, the downstairs staff is horrified to learn that they’ll be sitting on the sidelines for the visit. The royals travel with cooks, footmen, butlers, valets and dressers and this group is especially dismissive of

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Ric Ocasek, from the Cars, performs during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland on April 14, 2018.

You Why.” “Who’s gonna pay attention to your dreams?” Orr sings, “And who’s gonna plug their ears when you scream?” It’s a chilling vision made only more so by the loveliness of Ocasek’s melody. The frontman — memorably captured in a late-’70s Rolling Stone profile, bitching about the lousy songs on his car’s FM radio -- worked hard to create music that could tell both a short story and a long one. He and Orr formed the Cars in Boston after trying out a variety of other modes, including post-hippie folk-pop in a group called Milkwood. And the band’s graduation five albums in from Queen’s producer (Roy Thomas Baker) to Def Leppard’s (Robert John “Mutt” Lange) demonstrated Ocasek’s willingness to do Big ’80s bombast even as his lyrics grew colder and more suspicious. The Cars’ heavy investment in music videos was another play for ubiquity by a band whose stiff live show never inspired much in the way of hysteria. Where some of his post-punk peers dismissed the medium, Ocasek went all in with high-concept videos for “Magic” and “Shake It Up” and “You Might Think,” which won that VMA with computer-generated graphics as garish as they were novel.

His understanding of the importance of visuals — here was a guy with a durable look — extended to his licensing the group’s music to movies, as when “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” used “Moving in Stereo” to soundtrack an iconic scene featuring Phoebe Cates. Yet Ocasek’s commercial instinct was always accompanied by the commitment of a true artiste. During the Cars’ chart-topping heyday he produced uncompromising albums by acts like Bad Brains and Suicide; later, after the band broke up (but before it reunited briefly in 2011), he worked in the studio with some of its inheritors, including Weezer and Guided by Voices. In 1997, another admirer, Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins, convened a portion of Ocasek’s celebrity fan club to back the singer on a solo album clearly meant to attract a young new audience. The so-so “Troublizing” didn’t quite work out that way. But then it didn’t really have to: Last year, when the Killers’ Brandon Flowers inducted the Cars into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, he recalled being knocked out by the band’s classic records as a 13-year-old in 1994, well into its afterlife. Ocasek’s instant hits had hung on. They’re still hanging on.

the provincial Downton employees. Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) even decides to enlist the help of their retired Butler Mr. Carson (Jim Carson), when she feels like his successor Thomas Barrow (Robert JamesCollier) isn’t equipped to handle this high profile occasion. It’s one of many constructions that will leave you wondering whether fan service has gotten in the way of believable storytelling. Yes, it brings Carson back to Downton and allows Thomas to go off on his own adventure in town, but it’s hard to deny that this is one overstuffed movie. Consider just some of the subplots floating around: Daisy (Sophie McShera) gets to question her engagement; The long-widowered Branson (Allen Leech) gets a possible love interest and anarchy subplot; Anna (Joanne Froggatt) solves a mystery; The Dowager debates inheritance with her cousin Lady Maud Bagshaw (Imelda Staunton); Poor Edith (Laura Carmichael) gets some good and bad news (can’t let her be too happy!); And Lady Mary, well, she gets a hand in most things, except her own relationship since her husband Henry (Matthew Goode) is absent for

most of the film. The only ones who don’t have all that much going on are the Granthams themselves, Cora (Elizabeth McGovern) and Robert (Hugh Bonneville). That’s not to say that there aren’t good moments. There are, in fact, many, especially for those who miss the voyeurism of the fancy dress evenings with the family and their helpers. As in the series, the Dowager is always a standout and at 84, Maggie Smith is as fierce and fiery as ever in bringing her to life. And it is always lovely spending time in such lush surroundings. But the movie could have benefited on a little focus and not so much fan service, especially considering how good all of the ensemble actors are in these roles. Perhaps that’s why Fellowes couldn’t choose just one. Besides, if the camera movements and swelling music cues are any indication, there is only real star anyway: Downton Abbey itself. “Downton Abbey,” a Focus Features release, is rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of America for “thematic elements, some suggestive material, and language.” Running time: 90 minutes. Two stars out of four.

project and join the Fiber Friends Circle and socialize with other fiber enthusiasts! The entrance is free and there will be a raffle to win some beautiful handmade fiber products. Come meet local artists and show your appreciation for Alaska’s fiber industry. For inquiries, contact Nancy at 252-4863. ■■ Sterling Community Center FallFest 2019: Mark your calendar for our Fall Craft and Vendor Fair on Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Open to the public. There will be vendors, local crafts, food and drink, craft workshops, and much more! To reserve a space or for more information, please call 907-262-7224 or stop in Monday-Friday between 9:00 a.m. and noon, 38377 Swanson River Road, Sterling. ■■ Kenai Performers announces auditions for “CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG,” Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B Sherman. Adapted for the Stage by Jeremy Sams. Directed by Terri Zopf-Schoessler and Donna Shirnberg. Friday, Sept. 20, 6-8 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-noon. 12 featured roles (8 men, 2 women, 1 boy, 1 girl: Baron Bombast/ Lord Scrumptious and Baroness Bombast/Head Secretary are doublecast) plus, ensemble of kids, inventors, soldiers, townspeople and an English crowd. Please wear comfortable clothing to move in and bring your own water bottle. Audition will consist of singing a song that all will learn, and a simple choreographed movement routine. No need to prepare anything ahead. You can read character descriptions & voice ranges if you go to www. and enter Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in the search bar. Please come 15 minutes early to complete paperwork. Youth 18 years and under require a parent or guardian’s signature. Performance dates: Feb.21-23, 28-29, and March 1, 2020. For more information call Donna at 907-398-4205. ALL auditions will be held in our space at 44045 Kalifornsky Beach Road location (backside of Subway restaurant). ■■ Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District and UAF Cooperative Extension invite the public to a communityfriendly workshop on building healthy soil entitled, “Compost, cover crops and green manure.” The workshop will be held 4-6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Kenai Community Garden at the corner of Main Street Loop and 1st Avenue. Topics include: feeding your soil with multi-species cover crops, fall garden clean-up, making compost and troubleshooting compost problems. This will be a hand-on workshop, so bring your questions and dress for gardening. All are welcome.

Entertainment ■■ The Flats Bistro in Kenai presents live dinner music Thursday and Friday from 6:30-8:30 p.m., featuring Garrett Mayer on Thursdays and Mike Morgan & Matt Boyle on Fridays. For reservations (recommended) please call The Flats Bistro at 907-335-1010. Please watch this space for more music at The Flats this fall. ■■ Don Jose’s Restaurant in Soldotna features live music every Thursday from 6-9 p.m. Please call 907-262-5700 for reservations and info. ■■ The Place has Karaoke starting at 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. ■■ Acapulco, 43543 Sterling Highway in Soldotna, has live music at 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. ■■ A bluegrass jam takes place on the first Sunday of the month at from 1-4 p.m. at the Mount Redoubt Baptist Church on South Lovers Loop in Nikiski. ■■ Veronica’s in Old Town Kenai has Open Mic from 6-8 p.m. Friday. Call Veronica’s at 283-2725. ■■ The Alaska Roadhouse Bar and Grill hosts open horseshoe tournaments Thursday nights at the bar on Golddust Drive. For more information, call 262-9887. ■■ An all acoustic jam takes place every Thursday. The jam takes place at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna on the first Thursday of the month, and at the Kenai Senior Center during the rest of the month. Jam starts at 6:30 p.m. ■■ Odie’s Deli in Soldotna has live music Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Pub Quiz night every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. ■■ AmVets Post 4 has reopened in its brand new building on Kalifornsky Beach across from Jumpin’ Junction. Eligible veterans and their families are invited to stop by to find out more about AmVets and their involvement in the Veteran community. For members and invited guests, Friday night dance to “Running with Scissors,” and Saturday Burn your own steak and karaoke with Cowboy Don. ■■ The Bow bar in Kenai has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays.

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137 317

(23) LIFE

108 252

(28) USA

105 242

(30) TBS

139 247

(31) TNT

138 245

(34) ESPN 140 206

(35) ESPN2 144 209

(36) ROOT 426 687 (38) PARMT 241 241

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M T (43) AMC 131 254 W Th F M T (46) TOON 176 296 W Th F

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(51) FREE 180 311 (55) TLC

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Wendy Williams Show Hot Bench Hot Bench Court Court Protection Protection Young & Restless Mod Fam Bold Rachael Ray ‘G’ Paternity Live with Kelly and Ryan The Dr. Oz Show ‘PG’ Dinosaur Cat in the Sesame St. Splash


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(8) CBS-11 11

Channel 2 News 5:00 Report (N) NOVA Natural resources pro- BBC World vide energy. ‘G’ News


Judge Judy (N) ‘PG’

(28) USA (30) TBS (31) TNT (34) ESPN (35) ESPN2 (36) ROOT (38) PARMT (43) AMC (46) TOON (47) ANPL (49) DISN (50) NICK (51) FREE (55) TLC (56) DISC (57) TRAV (58) HIST (59) A&E (60) HGTV (61) FOOD (65) CNBC (67) FNC (81) COM (82) SYFY

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NBC Nightly Channel 2 Newshour (N) News With Lester Holt Nightly Busi- PBS NewsHour (N) ness Report ‘G’

Return to Downton Abbey: A Grand Event (N)

The Paley Center Salutes The Good Place (N)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit “End Game” ‘14’

Father Brown “The Smallest Death in Paradise “Stumped Midsomer Murders “The of Things” Dollhouse crime in Murder” ‘PG’ Glitch” Midsomer University. scene. ‘PG’ ‘PG’

ABC News at (:35) Jimmy Kimmel Live ‘14’ (:37) Nightline (N) ‘G’ 10 (N) 2 Broke Girls 2 Broke Girls How I Met Pawn Stars ‘14’ ‘14’ Your Mother “Bang Bang” ‘14’ ‘PG’ KTVA Night- (:35) The Late Show With James Corcast Stephen Colbert (N) ‘PG’ den TMZ (N) ‘PG’ TMZ ‘PG’ Entertainment Two and a Tonight Half Men ‘14’ Channel 2 (:34) The Tonight Show Star- (:37) Late News: Late ring Jimmy Fallon (N) ‘14’ Night With Edition (N) Seth Meyers Professor T. “The Inspection” Amanpour and Company (N) The chairwoman is killed. ‘14’

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Last Man Last Man Standing Standing FRYE Footwear & Handbags (N) (Live) ‘G’ Wife Swap New York, Virginia Wife Swap “Melton/Dufrene” mothers trade places. ‘PG’ Bayou, ballerina. ‘PG’

Dog’s Most Wanted “AlaMarried ... Married ... How I Met How I Met Elementary “Nobody Lives bama Sweep” ‘14’ With With Your Mother Your Mother Forever” ‘14’ LOGO by Lori Goldstein Kirk’s Folly Jewelry (N) (Live) ‘G’ LOGO by Lori Goldstein “10th Anniversary” (N) ‘G’ “10th Anniversary” (N) ‘G’ Married at First Sight “Couples Couch: Fina- To Be Announced (:01) Wife Swap “Melton/Dule Reunion” The eight singles reunite. (N) ‘14’ frene” Bayou, ballerina. ‘PG’

Wife Swap “Gillette/Turner” Wife Swap “Figaratto/Mar108 252 Meticulous home vs. traveling tinez” Karaoke singer; kickcarnival. ‘PG’ boxer. ‘PG’ NCIS “Shabbat Shalom” Ziva’s NCIS The team unites to find NCIS Tony is determined to “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” (2017, Action) Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jack- (:32) “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” (2017) Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jack105 242 father visits. ‘14’ answers. ‘14’ find Ziva. ‘14’ son. A bodyguard and a hitman must bring down a dictator. son. A bodyguard and a hitman must bring down a dictator. American American Family Guy Family Guy The Big Bang The Big Bang The Big Bang The Big Bang Chasing the Cure “Chasing The Big Bang The Big Bang Conan (N) ‘14’ Seinfeld “The Seinfeld “The Conan ‘14’ ‘14’ “Mr. & Mrs. Theory ‘PG’ Theory ‘PG’ Theory ‘PG’ Theory ‘PG’ the Cure 107” (N Same-day Theory ‘14’ Theory ‘PG’ Secret Code” Pool Guy” 139 247 Dad “Rough Dad ‘14’ Trade” ‘14’ Stewie” ‘14’ Tape) ‘14’ ‘PG’ ‘PG’ (3:00) “Taken 2” (2012, Ac- “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015, Action) Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruf- Chasing the Cure “Chasing “Sherlock Holmes” (2009, Action) Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law. The detec- “Deep Im138 245 tion) Liam Neeson. falo. The Avengers reassemble to battle a technological villain. the Cure 107” ‘14’ tive and his astute partner face a strange enemy. pact” (1998) College Football Houston at Tulane. From Yulman Stadium in New Orleans. (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter With Scott Van SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) College Football Houston 140 206 Pelt (N) (Live) at Tulane. WNBA Basketball Semifinal: Teams TBA. Game 2. (N) (Live) WNBA Basketball Semifinal: Teams TBA. Game 2. (N) (Live) Saturdays In the South: A History of SEC Pardon the Now or Never CFB 150: SportsCenter 144 209 Football (N) Interruption (N) Greatest (3:30) MLB Baseball Seattle Mariners at Pittsburgh Pirates. From PNC Park Mariners Mariners Seahawks Seahawks Mariners MLS Soccer FC Dallas at Seattle Sounders FC. From Centu- Timbers Post- College Soc426 687 in Pittsburgh. Postgame Spotlight Press Pass Press Pass Heritage ryLink Field in Seattle. Game cer Mom ‘14’ Mom ‘14’ Friends “Pilot” Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ 241 241 ‘PG’ (3:30) “We’re the Millers” (2013, Comedy) Jennifer Aniston, “Twister” (1996, Action) Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes. Storm chasers (:35) “Twister” (1996, Action) Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes. Storm (:10) Lodge 49 “Circles” 131 254 Jason Sudeikis, Will Poulter. race to test a new tornado-monitoring device. chasers race to test a new tornado-monitoring device. Blaise reads a story. ‘14’ American American Bob’s Burg- Bob’s Burg- Family Guy Family Guy Rick and SuperManSquidbillies Your Pretty Bob’s Burg- Bob’s Burg- American American Family Guy Family Guy 176 296 Dad ‘14’ Dad ‘14’ ers ‘PG’ ers ‘PG’ ‘14’ ‘PG’ Morty ‘14’ sion ‘14’ ‘14’ Face... Hell ers ‘PG’ ers ‘PG’ Dad ‘14’ Dad ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘PG’ Whale Wars “The Devil’s Whale Wars The Bob Barker Whale Wars An emergency Whale Wars “Enemy in Their Whale Wars “Battle StaWhale Wars “The Giant En- Whale Wars “Delivering the Whale Wars “Battle Sta184 282 Icebox” ‘14’ searches. ‘14’ distress signal. ‘14’ Grasp” ‘14’ tions” ‘14’ emy” ‘14’ Final Blow” ‘14’ tions” ‘14’ Bunk’d ‘G’ Bunk’d ‘G’ Jessie ‘G’ Jessie ‘G’ Bunk’d ‘G’ Bunk’d ‘G’ Raven’s Just Roll With Bunk’d ‘G’ Bunk’d ‘G’ Coop & Cami Sydney to the To Be Announced To Be Announced 173 291 Home ‘G’ It ‘Y7’ Max ‘G’ The Loud The Loud The Loud The Loud SpongeBob SpongeBob “Good Burger” (1997, Children’s) Kel Mitchell. A fast-food Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘PG’ Mom ‘14’ 171 300 House ‘Y7’ House ‘Y7’ House ‘Y7’ House ‘Y7’ chain aims to gobble up a local burger joint. (3:00) “High School Musical” (2006) Zac “The Jungle Book” (2016, Children’s) Neel Sethi, Voice of Bill Murray. “Tarzan” (1999, Children’s) Voices of Tony Goldwyn. AniThe 700 Club “17 Again” (2009) Zac Efron, 180 311 Efron, Vanessa Anne Hudgens. ‘G’ Young Mowgli meets an array of animals in the jungle. mated. A man raised by apes meets other humans. Leslie Mann. (3:00) 90 Day Fiancé: Before 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days “Under Pressure” Cae- Unexpected Tyra tries to Unexpected “Say Bye-Bye (:03) Unexpected “Does She (:03) Unexpected ‘14’ Unexpected Tyra tries to 183 280 the 90 Days ‘PG’ sar suffers a devastating blow. ‘PG’ induce. ‘14’ Daddy” ‘14’ Have My Ears?” ‘14’ induce. ‘14’ Naked and Afraid “No Safety in Numbers” Two pairs of sur- Naked and Afraid “Unhinged” Naked and Afraid “The Spirits Naked and Afraid “Episode 6” (N) ‘14’ Naked and Afraid “Out of 182 278 vivalists tough it out. ‘14’ ‘14’ Are Angry” ‘14’ Africa” ‘14’ The Dead Files “Demon The Dead Files ‘PG’ The Dead Files “Lost Souls” The Dead Files A couple The Dead Files (N) ‘PG’ The Dead Files “Rage” (N) The Dead Files “Deadly Ves- The Dead Files ‘PG’ 196 277 Seed” ‘PG’ ‘PG’ fears for their lives. ‘PG’ ‘PG’ sel” ‘PG’ Pawn Stars James Dean’s ID American Pickers “Rat Rod Forged in Fire “General Ya- Forged in Fire: Cutting Deeper A Crusader’s dagger from Knife or Death “Hard Knock Knife; Bladefest of Champions” (:04) Forged in Fire: Cutting 120 269 bracelet. ‘PG’ Rolls” ‘PG’ mashita’s Gunto” ‘PG’ W1 steel. (N) ‘PG’ Difficult knife course. 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Last Man Last Man Last Man (8) WGN-A 239 307 Standing Standing Standing Down Home with David (N) (Live) ‘G’ (20) QVC 137 317 (23) LIFE


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Jeopardy Inside Ed. 25 Words 25 Words Dr. Phil ‘14’ Wendy Williams Show The Kelly Clarkson Show Varied Programs

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Wheel of For- Celebrity Family Feud Tyler The Last Days of Phil Hartman (N) tune (N) ‘G’ Blevins; JuJu Smith-Schuster. ‘PG’ Chicago P.D. “Now I’m God” Mike & Molly Mike & Molly Last Man Last Man The Good Wife Alicia turns to The Good Wife “Affairs of Dateline ‘PG’ Patients with chemo over‘14’ ‘PG’ Standing ‘PG’ Standing ‘PG’ Colin Sweeney for help. ‘14’ State” Alicia defends a Taidoses. ‘14’ wanese national. ‘14’ The Ellen DeGeneres Show KTVA 5 p.m. CBS Evening KTVA 6 p.m. Evening News Young Shel- (:31) Young Big Brother A houseguest is FBI An investigative journalist (N) ‘PG’ First Take News don ‘PG’ Sheldon evicted. (N) (Live) ‘PG’ is murdered. ‘PG’ (3:00) MLB Baseball St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs. The Big Bang The Big Bang To Be Announced Fox 4 News at 9 (N) From Wrigley Field in Chicago. (N) (Live) Theory ‘PG’ Theory ‘PG’

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Family Feud Family Feud Family Feud ABC World (N) ‘PG’ (N) ‘PG’ ‘PG’ News

(3) ABC-13 13

2 PM

General Hospital ‘14’ Judge Judy Judge Judy Mel Robbins Varied Dish Nation Dish Nation Tamron Hall ‘PG’ Nature Cat Wild Kratts

In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ JAG “Hemlock” ‘14’ JAG “High Ground” ‘PG’ JAG “Black Ops” ‘PG’ JAG “Survivors” ‘PG’ In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ JAG ‘PG’ JAG “Secrets” ‘PG’ JAG “Jinx” ‘PG’ Dog Dog In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night Dog Dog Dog Dog Dog Dog In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ JAG “Heroes” ‘14’ JAG ‘14’ JAG “Trinity” ‘PG’ Last Man Last Man In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ JAG “Ghosts” ‘PG’ JAG ‘14’ JAG ‘14’ Last Man Last Man A Host of Beauty LOGO by Lori Goldstein Cuddl Duds: Layers Style Scene (N) (Live) ‘G’ Gourmet Holiday (N) (Live) ‘G’ G.I.L.I. with Jill Martin ‘G’ PM Style With Amy Stran Earth Brands Footwear (N) (Live) ‘G’ Jayne’s Closet (N) (Live) ‘G’ Gourmet Holiday (N) (Live) ‘G’ Westmore Beauty Shoe Shopping With Jane In the Kitchen with Mary Martha Stewart - Home “Halloween” (N) (Live) ‘G’ Temp-tations Kitchen Gourmet Holiday “All Easy Pay Offers” (N) (Live) ‘G’ Miz Mooz Shoes (N) ‘G’ At Home With Kerstin (N) (Live) ‘G’ Keen - Footwear The Best-Dressed Home Judith Ripka Jewelry Signature jewelry collection. ‘G’ At Home With Rick (N) (Live) ‘G’ (7:00) Kerstin’s Closet ‘G’ Isaac Mizrahi Live! 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Daughter-in-law is barred from family after robbery DEAR ABBY: Our son she has also done some is married to a beautiful unscrupulous and girl, “Debra.” Several hurtful things involving years ago, while we our grandchildren and were away on vacation, other children. Because she entered our home of this, she is no longer without our consent. invited to any family (Our son has a key to our events, and our son house.) She took several agrees, although he still expensive, very personal loves her, and they are and sentimental items, still married. Dear Abby and we have no idea We sincerely forgive Jeanne Phillips what she did with them Debra for what she because she denies did, but we decided doing it. that it does not mean we must Abby, we have absolute proof include her in our lives again. it was her. Our son denied her Years have passed, and she’s now involvement for a while until other trying to come back into the fold. suspicious things happened with Her presence would cause our some of their friends’ possessions. grandchildren and their parents to We all agree now it was Debra. Her stay away, which we definitely do mother sided with her until Debra not want. Debra and our son have stole from her, too. no children. At the time of our robbery and She has never admitted her guilt our accusation of her guilt, Debra or asked for forgiveness from us. said she would never talk to us or Should we be open to allowing her enter our house again. In addition back into our close-knit fold? to what she did to us, in the past — VICTIMIZED IN FLORIDA

DEAR VICTIMIZED: Has your son offered an explanation for his wife’s behavior? Could she have been on drugs or suffering from a mental or emotional problem at the time she acted out the way she did? Whether or not you should try to broker a peace in the family and “let her back into the fold” would depend upon what she did to the grandchildren and other children, whether it can be remediated with an apology and explanation to those she offended, and your family’s capacity for forgiveness. DEAR ABBY: I have been married for three years. I’m not someone who initiates sex, but once in a blue moon I get the urge. Unfortunately, every time I do, my husband refuses and makes excuses. This year I tried twice, and after the last rejection, I exploded from anger. I am so insulted! I never refuse him, even if I don’t feel like it, because I want to please him. When I told him how he made me feel, he

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apologized. He said he didn’t mean to hurt my feelings, but I feel awful. Now I no longer feel any sexual urges at all, and I’m no longer attracted to my husband. What must I do? I can’t simply forget the feelings. — INSULTED WIFE DEAR INSULTED: Because your husband is usually the one who initiates sex, it’s possible that this is the way he prefers it. That said, however, this issue could end your marriage if it isn’t dealt with. You and your husband should ask your physician for a referral to a licensed psychotherapist who can help both of you get to the core of this issue. Do not let this fester. Do it NOW. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars

ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHH Lie back and understand what has happened. Opportunities come forward out of the blue. News from a distance causes fantasizing and thought. You gain a new perspective as a result. Tonight: Curb possessiveness. Live free.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHH Zoom in and figure out what is happening around you. Finances and availability of funds could be the key to making an im-

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH You are energized and ready to make a difference with a project and in relating to others. Others seem to have a tendency to push you in order to get a fast response. Ignore the pushing and give a complete answer. Tonight: Express yourself.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Be more forthright in how you deal with a loved one or friend. You could be keeping some of your opinions private in order to facilitate a conversation. You find a partner quite controlling and difficult. Establish some distance if necessary. Tonight: Go for a change of pace.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHHH Meetings hold more interest than they usually do. You clearly see the path to success. You easily enlist various associates as supporters. The more people, the more ideas come up. Do not back off if a situation becomes complicated. Tonight: Make weekend plans.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

POD NOD Dear Heloise: I read your column in the Orange County (Calif.) Register. My hint is a way to stretch your coffee dollar when using single-serve coffee pods. After the first run, shake the pod and reinsert, using the same hole in the bottom of the pod. Run it through again. The quality is nearly the same! I mix the two and get twice as much coffee for half the price! — Marilyn M., Mission Viejo, Calif. Marvelous — I love it

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Wednesday’s answers, 9-18

HHHHH You could be on top of a situation that may be developing around the work arena. You might appreciate slowing down the pace. A discussion with follow-through could make a big difference. Tonight: Say yes to an offer.

HHHH You are able to reach out to a loved one at a distance. You might wonder what is happening behind the scenes that someone seems to not want to discuss. You could find it worth discussing a situation and airing out an innate issue. Tonight: Consider a day trip in the next few days.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH Your playful style, innate eccentricities and sensitivity allow you to build a strong inner circle. Consider signing up for a yoga class or some other stress-busting technique. Make lowering your stress level a high priority. Tonight: Expressing your quirkiness.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH Your winning style draws someone in closer. You know how to have a discussion without hurting feelings. What occurs in a conversation proves to be positive for both parties. Trust this person. Tonight: Relate on a one-on-one level.

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HHHH Your instinct might be to stay home more often. Should that be the case, consider a home-based business. A friend could be very stoic but also rigid, making him or her difficult to deal with. Tonight: Make it easy -- order in.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH You have little patience in dealing with one specific person. Your ability to get past a problem could be difficult if the other party refuses to disengage. Let go of a need

BORN TODAY Comedian/television host Jimmy Fallon (1974), actor Adam West (1928), model Twiggy (1949)

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SUDOKU Solution — Heloise

Dear Heloise: Got a screen door that sticks and needs to be yanked open? Take a bar of soap (dry) and run it along the edge of the door where it sticks, and you solve that problem. — Inez C., Brownsville, Texas

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to control. Tonight: Play it easy.

HHHH Remain imaginative when handling a personal matter. Stay on top of a project, making sure to complete each detail on the way. Your precision counts, and others count on that specific skill. Enjoy having an apprentice or two. Tonight: A must appearance.

SWEATER SAVER Dear Heloise: I have cashmere sweaters, many of which now have holes in them. The sweaters are stored in a plastic hanging bag with cedar sachets. Any suggestions on how to keep these expensive sweaters from being destroyed? — Wanda, via email Wanda, first things first: The holes are likely caused from moth larvae. Dry cleaning and repairing the holes in cashmere sweaters is an expensive proposition, but likely worth it. Remove the sweaters from the plastic bags, and store them in a dry, airtight container. A plastic box with a tightfitting lid should be fine. The cedar sachet is OK, but probably not pungent enough to be toxic to moths. — Heloise

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Weekend Almanac

Nick says ‘So long, and thanks for all the feedback, tips and tales’


efore we roll into the last fishing report for the season, I’d like to say that it has been another great run especially because of the feedback, tips and tales that many of you shot my way. Such expertise and timely inputs are always appreciated. If it were not for space restrictions, I could have shared 98% of them. As for the other 2%? Let’s just say that some of you need to chill out on knocking back a fourpack of growlers before trying to pound out inane insults that reflect the intellect of a troglodyte who couldn’t win a Tic-TacToe match with a fish fillet. I have freezer-burned meat exhibiting a higher cerebral capacity. Hopefully you can snag some serious downtime over the winter. Do it where it’s legal, of course. I’d like to give a special shoutout to our local Alaska Department of Fish and Game crew along with Kali in the Anchorage office for their sense of humor and the inestimable information that they’ve provided each week. An exceptional round of applause is due the mayor and bait slinging savant of the Fishing Hole, Tom, the fish slayer, who knows what’s biting what and when. Additional kudos are due Lou, Tim, Turk, Willie, Steve, Linda and Bev, who provided first-rate observations and data

throughout the season. Finally, a standing ovation for my loving wife, Jane, who patiently peruses my final drafts and recommends changes so my editor’s head won’t explode when they hit his inbox. Throughout the spring and summer, we receive a scores of requests for tips on fishing techniques, charters, housing, food establishments and sundry information as to where the action is sizzling or deader than a waddling porcupine after an illtimed encounter with a logging truck. When it comes to where to eat, with whom to charter, or where to stay, it’s pretty much an impossible task because Homer sports a surfeit of fine establishments and fishing guides. So, I usually list some sites where they can garner as much information and reviews as they need to make their own decisions. One last note before hitting the report. I have received several inquiries about the Z-Ray lure that I mentioned in an earlier column. The story goes like this: Many years ago, I was stationed in Arizona and fished the Mogollon Rim. While exploring the lakes, I met a local who recommended a lure called a Z-Ray. I had amazing luck with it and took a few of them with me when I visited

my folks in Juneau. The silvers slammed the things so hard I had to put on bigger hooks because they bent the originals. The Z-Rays we used were a bright nickel color featuring three red dots. The Zs come in different colors and sizes. I use the largest available and still modify them hookwise because the strikes are nasty. It’s time now to take a look at the last fishing report for the season. The Anchor River has been having its ups and downs depending on when transient rainclouds pay a visit. If things get soaked, the water rises and can become exceptionally murky, slowing the steelhead and silver fishing to a crawl. The good news is when the skies clear so does the river and you have a much better chance to nail freshly arrived coho that have moved up to share the space with the steelies in some of the deeper holes. For those winter king aficionados, all I can say is that several of the charters’ Facebook pages are already displaying a cornucopia of beautiful, transient blackmouth landings. I’m still seeing several decent halibut brought in, but don’t get too wound up. The action has backed down to second gear and

Thursday Showers reeling ‘em in Nick Varney will continue to do so as the days darken and the flats head out to their deep winter haunts. Finally, for the crab lovers out there: Cook Inlet and North Gulf Coast Tanner Crab Fisheries Seasons and Permits Available The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) announced the Cook Inlet and North Gulf Coast sport and subsistence Tanner crab fisheries season, gear, and limits for 2019-2020. The season will be from Oct. 1 through Dece. 31, 2019, and Jan. 15 through March 15, 2020. Participants harvesting crab are allowed two pots per person and a maximum of two pots per vessel. The bag and possession limit is five legal sized male Tanner crabs per person in Kachemak Bay. To see the entire announcement and keep yourself out of trouble, check out: http://www.adfg. index.cfm?ADFG=region. NR&Year=2019&NRID=2840 Thanks for dropping in on our column this year. Hope to see you on the 2020 side. Nick can be reached at


High tides: 7:59 a.m. 18.66 ft 7:56 p.m. 19.77 ft Low tides: 2:10 a.m. 1.45 ft 2:17 p.m. 3.97 ft (Tide information for Kenai River Entrance)

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High tides: 8:46 a.m. 17.30 ft 8:35 p.m. 18.84 ft Low tides: 2:50 a.m. 2.30 ft 2:56 p.m. 5.54 ft (Tide information for Kenai River Entrance)

Saturday Showers

Fishing wheel of fortune The third annual Kenai Silver Salmon Derby kicked off last weekend, and will continue through Sunday. The event, hosted by the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center and the City of Kenai, raises funds for the nonprofit Kenai Community Foundation, which helps manage and improve river banks and riparian zones along the Kenai River. To promote fishing best practices, the tournament focuses on luck, rather than size, for the winners. Instead of the top prize going to the fisherman that snags the biggest fish, every fish caught that weighs in at 4 pounds or heavier has an equal chance at winning the top prize at the end of the tournament. Winners are also chosen nightly via the spin of a wheel — the angler with the catch closest in weight to the lucky number win the nightly prize. First weekend winners: Day 1: Barbara Bosch, with a silver weighing 8.30 pounds Day 2: Kyle Oldring, with a silver weighing 13.35 pounds Day 3: Tomi McMurray, with a silver weighing 8.78 pounds

Kenai River/ Northern Kenai report for Sept. 16-20 Freshwater Fishing Upper Kenai River fire activity: The Upper Kenai River from Jim’s Landing to the inlet of Skilak Lake reopened for boating effective 12:01 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 1. Skilak Loop Road and both the Upper and Lower Skilak Lake boat launches have reopened. The only area remaining closed on the Kenai River is the channel on the south side of the river at approximately RM 70, to support firefighting activity. Rainbow trout fishing on the Middle Kenai River is good to excellent. Coho salmon fishing on the Lower and Middle Kenai River mainstem has slowed over the past week with anglers reporting variable success. The Swanson River coho salmon fishery has been slow to fair. Coho salmon fishing on the

Kasilof River is fair and anglers are reminded that upstream of the Sterling Highway Bridge to the outlet of Tustumena Lake, only unbaited, artificial lures and flies are allowed through Dec. 31 under general regulation. The Russian River campground has reopened and fishing for coho salmon and rainbow trout in the Russian River has been reported as fair. Fishing for coho salmon is open until Sept. 30; anglers are allowed one per day and one in possession.

Personal Use Fishing The deadline to report on your Upper Cook Inlet Personal Use permit was Thursday, Aug. 15 for the Kasilof River gillnet, Kasilof and Kenai rivers dipnet, and Fish Creek dipnet fisheries. Participants are reminded they are






High tides: 9:47 a.m. 16.07 ft 9:28 p.m. 17.92 ft Low tides: 3:41 a.m. 3.24 ft 3:49 p.m. 7.04 ft (Tide information for Kenai River Entrance)

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Police Chief David Ross spins the Magic Weight wheels at Three Bears on Saturday with a crowd cheering the results of the Kenai Silver Salmon Derby.

required to report their harvests even if they did not fish, or if they fished but caught nothing.

Local Lakes There are plenty of local lakes that provide a nice and quiet fishing opportunity in the Soldotna, Kenai, Kasilof, Cooper Landing, and Moose Pass area. Lake fishing for rainbow trout, Arctic char, Arctic grayling, and landlocked salmon is excellent. Try fishing with dry or wet flies such as an egg sucking leech, bead head nymph or mosquito pattern, small spoons and spinners size #0 or #2, or small bait under a bobber.

Emergency Orders Emergency Order 2-RS-1-4219 increases the bag and possession limit for salmon, 16 inches or longer, other than king salmon and coho salmon, from three per day, six in possession, to six per day, 12 in possession, in the Kenai River from its mouth upstream to an

ADF&G regulatory marker located at the outlet of Skilak Lake. No more than two salmon 16 inches or longer per day and in possession may be coho salmon. Emergency Order 2-RS-1-3719 increases the bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon 16 inches or longer from three fish per day to six fish per day and 12 in possession in all portions of the Kasilof River open to salmon fishing. No more than two salmon per day and two in possession may be coho salmon. Emergency Order 2-NP-1-0419 prohibits the retention of any species of fish in East Mackey, West Mackey, Sevena, Union, and Derks lakes. Emergency Order 2-DV-1-03-19 prohibits the retention of Arctic char/Dolly Varden in Stormy Lake. Information from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Go to http://www. ReportDetail&area_key=5 for more info.


High tides: 11:14 a.m. 15.45 ft 10:46 p.m. 17.35 feet Low tides: 4:50 a.m. 3.96 ft 5:08 p.m. 8.07 ft (Tide information for Kenai River Entrance)

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High tides: 12:50 p.m. 16.02 ft 6:43 p.m. 7.93 feet Low tides: 6:17 a.m. 3.91 ft 6:43 p.m. 7.93 ft (Tide information for Kenai River Entrance)




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Peninsula Clarion, September 19, 2019  

September 19, 2019 edition of the Peninsula Clarion

Peninsula Clarion, September 19, 2019  

September 19, 2019 edition of the Peninsula Clarion