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Council to discuss special election for mayor’s seat A resolution to declare the Soldotna mayor’s seat vacant and call a special election will be heard at the Soldotna City Council meeting Thursday. Mayor John “Nels” Anderson died Sept. 10 due to health complications. Anderson’s term as mayor would have ended after the 2020 October election. To fill his seat for the time being, the city council will need to declare the office as vacant and hold a special election. Since the vacancy in office occurred more than six months before a regular election, a special election to fill the unexpired term is required. Whoever is elected at the special election will serve until October 2020. The resolution asks Soldotna City Council to designate Dec. 17 as the date for the special election.

Respected Alaska elder Howard Luke dies FAIRBANKS — Alaska Native community member Howard Luke, a respected Athabascan elder known for promoting indigenous culture through his work with young people, has died. The 9 5 - y e a r- o l d member of the Interior Alaska Native community died late Saturday at Fairbanks’ Denali Center, The Fairbanks Daily NewsMiner reported Sunday. Mo MacCracken, Luke’s daughter, confirmed his death to the newspaper. Luke founded the Gaaleeya Spirit Camp to teach skills to young people including Native art and language and techniques for living off the land. The camp on the Tanana River near Fairbanks will remain open for community building, youth empowerment and educational opportunities, MacCracken said. Luke was born in Nenana in 1923 and moved to Fairbanks with his mother at age 13. “He was a giver of knowledge and of life and supporter of youth and education,” MacCracken said Sunday. “For a man See news, Page A3

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Logging in the Tongass blocked for now By Peter Segall Juneau Empire

A federal judge ordered a preliminary injunction Monday halting the sale of nearly 1,200 acres of oldgrowth trees in the Tongass National Forest. The U.S. Forest Service was planning to allow logging on 1,156 acres of land on Prince of Wales Island, according to the injunction, but a federal judge in Anchorage determined that, “the balance of harms tips sharply in Plaintiffs’ favor.” The plaintiffs in this case are a

number of environmental organizations including Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, Alaska Rainforest Defenders and the Sierra Club, which are being represented by the law firm Earthjustice. Those groups filed a complaint in May that argued that the Forest Service had failed to adequately produce environmental impact statements to the standards required under the National Environmental Protection Act. The land in question is part of what the Forest Service calls the Prince of Wales Landscape Level Analysis

(POW LLA), which according to the project’s website, “is to improve forest ecosystem health … help support community resilience, and to use an integrated approach in meeting multiple resource objectives in order to provide economic development.” However, plaintiffs in the case argued the Forest Service didn’t specify exactly where and when logging would take place, making any environmental impact report substandard. One of the lawyers arguing the case for Earthjustice, Olivia Glasscock, told the Empire Monday that the Forest

Service “didn’t provide site specific information to understand where logging would take place or what the impact would be to wildlife, to subsistence or various other resources.” The Forest Service is supposed to issue what are called “unit cards” which display where logging will take place and where roads will be built. But that information was not provided to the public before the Forest Service made their decision to allow logging. “They’re saying they don’t have to See logging, Page A3

Noteworthy absences at League Q&A Audience members raised questions about who didn’t attend forum By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

A candidate forum aiming to help inform voters on who’s running for school board and assembly saw only about half of the invited candidates attend. Eleven candidates running for Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education were invited to attend Thursday’s League of Women Voters candidate forum — an event hosted every municipal election to give voters an opportunity to meet candidates and have their questions answered. The event and the League of Women Voters are nonpartisan. The League of Women formulated many questions for the candidates, but most of the questions came from audience members — who asked candidates about issues such as how to increase voter turnout, a changing climate, balancing the budget, the two propositions on the ballot, gravel pit-related ordinances and private property rights and how to retain the best educators. Running for the Nikiski assembly seat, Jesse Bjorkman and Joseph Ross were at the forum. Running for the Soldotna seat on the assembly, Tyson Cox was at the forum. Brent Johnson was at the forum and is running for the central peninsula seat on the assembly. Dan Castimore and Patti Truesdell also attended the meeting, and are running for the school board seat in Kalifornsky.

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Sammy Crawford, a board member with the League of Women Voters, asks assembly and school board candidates questions at a forum held in on Thursday in Soldotna, ahead of the Oct. 1 municipal election.

John Quick, who is running for the Nikiski assembly seat; Holly Odd, running for the central peninsula assembly seat; Rose Henry, running for the Soldotna assembly seat; and Susan Lockwood, running for the Kalifornsky School Board seat, did not attend Thursday’s forum. Wednesday, the day before the forum, a joint chamber luncheon

hosted a similar candidate forum for those running for assembly. Henry, Odd and Quick did not attend that event as well. Henry, Odd and Quick had not returned Clarion phone calls as of 5 p.m. Monday. Lockwood told the Clarion via phone Monday she had prior engagements, but that voters can reach out

to her with any questions they might have. Sammy Crawford, a board member with the League of Women Voters, asked the candidates questions from the league and the audience. She said she’s been with the league since 1980 and has never seen a league event See forum, Page A3

Meetings on substance abuse, mental health set By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

The Alaska Mental Health Board and Advisory Board on Alcoholism will host public meetings in Kenai Tuesday through Thursday. The meetings are public and community members will have the chance to learn more about the

boards and their statewide efforts, a Sept. 16 press release from the state board said. There will be presentations on local and statewide efforts related to mental health and substance misuse, including on local behavioral health efforts, substance misuse, trauma and child welfare, public safety, Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority

updates, Statewide Suicide Prevention Council updates and a local teen panel on suicide prevention efforts. The public is also invited to provide public comment concerning mental health and substance use impacts on the community. At 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Kenai Senior Center, there will be a public comment opportunity

and community reception, where the community is welcome to comment, ask questions or express concerns related to mental health and substance use in the community. Comments will be taken in person or by call-in. On Friday, the boards are hosting See meetings, Page A3

Head of the Bay schools scuttle sports programs By Megan Pacer Homer News

Effective this year, the schools in three Russian Old Believer schools at the head of Kachemak Bay no longer have athletic programming. Michael Wojciak, principal of both Kachemak-Selo School and Voznesenka School, said running the programs for soccer, wrestling and cross-countr y running became too much for the school administration with the little resources it had. Those two schools along with

Razdolna had a varsity football team for five seasons which garnered attention from both the Anchorage Daily News and the New York Times. That program ended last year. In order to be sanctioned by the Alaska School Activities Association, all sports were organized under the umbrella of Voznesenka, but students from any of the three schools could participate. Wojciak said it was much harder to become part of ASAA than to leave it. See sports, Page A3

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The Kachemak Selo Middle-High School building sits against a backdrop of the ridge separating the village from the Kenai Peninsula Borough road system.


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Backers of Hatcher Pass alpine area hustle ahead of snowfall By Zaz Hollander Anchorage Daily News

WASILLA — Skeetawk, rising in the Talkeetna Mountains north of Anchorage and one of the nation’s few new alpine ski areas, is scheduled to open in December. The clock is ticking for Hatcher Alpine Xperience, the volunteer-powered nonprofit behind the small, familyoriented facility. High on the slopes of Hatcher Pass, the cottonwood leaves are bright yellow, fireweed fluff is flying and temperatures are starting to drop. Snow is coming — it’s just a question of when. “Eighty days,” Skeetawk board member Butch Shapiro said Thursday during a site visit, describing the “sobering” count he did earlier that day. “That was a reality check.” The area is known for early snow. But, forecasters say, that might be changing. Towers for a triple chair lift coming in November extend in a steel line down the lower slopes of Government Peak. The lift will provide access to a 1,200foot run in beginner to intermediate terrain with nearly 400 feet of vertical drop. The skiable area is roughly the size of Hilltop Ski Area in Anchorage. The next phase of development proposes a quad lift to more challenging runs and terrain. That may be five years off or more, however. Hatcher Pass Xperience has already gotten farther than any of a half-dozen fizzled larger resort-based ski areas proposed by private developers ranging from Mitsui Corp. to Anchorage’s JL Properties. Skeetawk has the advantage of smaller scale, family focus, population size — the Matanuska-Susitna Borough finally topped 100,000 residents several years ago — and a passionate group of locals who believe it’s time for a lift-served area close to home, says Amy O’Connor, the nonprofit’s executive director and a former state parks ranger for the area. The area will be the kind of place where kids can learn to ski and adults can find fun terrain without breaking the bank or driving all the way to Girdwood for the Alyeska Resort experience. This winter, it will be open weekends and school holidays and vacations. A full-price adult day pass will cost $39. Season passes, already on sale, go for $390. A big blue yurt with picnic tables

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This Thursday, Sept. 12 photo shows ski lift towers have been placed for the triple chair being installed at the Skeetawk alpine ski area in Hatcher Pass near Palmer.

inside will serve as ticket counter and day lodge. Small huts will house operators at the top and bottom of the lift. A private contractor is providing grooming. A bidding process is underway for food trucks. The facility will rely on an outside contractor for rentals. Asked what kind of use numbers are expected, O’Connor said maybe 175 people a day. It’s hard to tell until the first season gets underway, she said, and it becomes more clear if people show up more on Saturdays or Sundays, or depending on wind and weather, or all of the above. “We don’t really know what our numbers are going to look like,” she said. The road to Skeetawk takes off from Mile 10.6 of the Hatcher Pass road, an area used as a backcountry jumping-off point. Ski area supporters say they hope to work with the backcountry community and provide safe “skin-up” spots for skiers and lift access to runs down higher nearby peaks. This is the third year of the effort to build the new facility. The nonprofit last year leveraged more than $1 million in grant funding with local sponsorships and donations after getting startup funds from the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and Fishhook Community Council. There’s still a lot left to do. Skeetawk hopes to have at least eight workers to open, a mix of paid and volunteer staff, O’Connor says. Lift operators need to be certified. Ski patrollers are being recruited. The nonprofit is still trying to drum up sponsors for big-ticket items like towers

and the yurt. They need skilled tradesmen in the short-term to finish work on facilities before the big open. As with the coming crowds, the snow is another unknown. Hatcher Pass and the jagged granite peaks of the Talkeetnas tend to get a drier snow than do the maritime-influenced Chugach Mountains at Alyeska. Ski season can start as early as late October. Cross-country trails high in Independence Bowl are generally the first groomed in Southcentral Alaska. O’Connor said that in her days as a park ranger, she’s measured a 50-inch base. The facility also plans to make snow once funding and permitting are secured. The trends for Hatcher Pass are good and bad: The average amount of snow is up. The average time it arrives is later. The closest gauge, at Independence Mine above the area, shows 12 to 18 inches of snow on the ground by early November and not melting until the end of May, according to Kyle Van Peursem, senior hydrometeorologist with the Alaska-Pacific River Forecast Center. An average of 200 inches of snow fell at Independence between October and April over the past 15 years, Van Peursem found. That’s up 30 inches. But the average temperature has also increased by 3.5 degrees. Meanwhile, the number of days with a consistent foot or two of snow — the depth that might determine a ski area opening — has decreased to 200 a season because significant snowfall is delayed, he said. “It seems like winter’s just kind of starting later.”

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Hospice direct care and office volunteers Are you looking for a way to better help our community, want to volunteer but aren’t sure where you might fit? Hospice of the Central Peninsula is looking for direct care and office volunteers! Come take the 22-hour training and figure out where you fit with Team Hospice. Fall training will be held October 4, 5, 11, 12. Must attend all four days. Register online at www. or call the office at 262-0453 and speak to Toni.

Drawdown: Book to Action Climate Series Cook Inletkeeper and KenaiChange are excited to host the sixth event in our Drawdown: Book to

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with many candidates no-shows. “Every time we’ve invited people we’ve always had a great turnout,” Crawford said after Thursday’s forum. “It’s shocking to me. I’m absolutely stunned and really disappointed. It’s nonpartisan that means no political parties. It’s just to inform and it’s a wonderful opportunity.” During the question and answer session, members of the audience asked candidates how important they felt these forums are for the community. All of the candidates present said forums were important to voting process. Castimore said he thinks attending forums are important. “Not knowing the circumstances — life happens,” Castimore said. “I do think it’s challenging when you don’t show up to participate in these debates. I think it’s a good opportunity, but I get everybody has their own life.”

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tell the public where exactly they’re going to log beforehand,” Glasscock said. Dru Fenster, Public Affairs Specialist for the Forest Service Alaska Region, said in an email Monday that the Forest Service, “has no information to share at this time since the matter is in litigation.” On the POW LLA website, the Forest Service says, “the specific locations and methods will be determined during implementation based on defined conditions in the Final Decision and on activity cards.” But according to Buck Lindekugal, grassroots attorney for the Southeast Alaska Conservation

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who only went to school through third grade, he encouraged everyone to seek knowledge.” A building at the Effie Kokrine Charter School in Fairbanks was named in Luke’s honor for his work. Hundreds of people attended his 90th and 94th birthday celebrations there in recent years. “What was so good about my dad was that there was never any color,” MacCracken said. “He had friends of every race, every gender, every nationality. He never looked at people as any different. He was just a friend to everyone.” A public service to pay tribute to Luke is scheduled to be held in Fairbanks Wednesday.

Lawmaker repays allowance she didn’t want to claim JUNEAU — The head of the Legislative Affairs Agency says an Alaska legislator repaid $302 for a daily allowance she had not intended to claim

around the peninsula Action Climate Series on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 5:30-8 p.m. This month’s topic is Land Use Solutions, and our panel of speakers will include Ken Tarbox, Marcus Mueller and Coowe Walker. We will meet at the Inletkeeper Community Studio, at 35911 Kenai Spur Hwy, Suite 13. This series uses the bestselling book, Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming to focus on climate action and local solutions. Past meetings covered Energy, Transportation, Food & Agriculture, and Built Environment. For more information contact

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Menu includes bacon, sausage, pancakes, scrambled eggs, and biscuits and gravy. Adults $10, children $5. Everyone welcome. Further info, call 262-6808.

Sterling center Oktoberfest

Sterling Community Center Oktoberfest will take place Saturday, Oct. 12. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Brats, beer, pork and cider. With live music provided by the Alaska Polka Chips. Tickets $20. Silent and live auction. Call 907-262-7224 for more info or tickets.

KPB Solid Waste winter hours

The Sterling Senior Center will be serving breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m.-noon.

KPB Solid Waste facilities will be closed on Sundays for the winter from Oct 6, 2019 through April 26, 2020. For more information contact the KPB Solid Waste Department at 907-262-9667.

Ross said forums like the one put on by the League of Women Voters are important to get to know candidates. “I think these forums are really important for people to ask questions and find out where we stand on the issues, to help pick the person you’re going to vote for,” Ross said. “If you don’t show up, how are people going to learn where you stand on these issues?” Johnson brought up two concerns he had for candidates who didn’t show up to candidate forums. “If somebody isn’t here, then they don’t have time, if time is the reason how are they going to find time later?” Johnson said. “… If someone isn’t showing up and they have time what are they hiding?” Another audience question asked candidates to speak about several online “unfair attack” advertisements. Bjorkman, who has been the target of some online ad campaigns, said it’s not how he chooses to operate. “That’s not how I choose to run my campaign and I would never ever allow someone to do that

on my behalf,” Bjorkman said. “I can tell the ads that are out against me are blatant lies and that’s not who I am as a man and that’s now what I stand for.” Ross said some of the ads he’s seen online against certain candidates, have caused him to shake his head. “If you’re slinging mud, you obviously don’t have anything else going on,” Ross said. “Maybe that will give you guys an idea of who not to vote for.” Cox said he’s only been noticing negative campaigning in the last two election cycles. “The comments I get from people is ‘well you know, you’re going into politics you should expect some of that,’” Cox said. “I have to stop them right then because we’ve only had that going on around here for the last two cycles. We have the ability to change that because if people aren’t getting voted in that are doing that, people will stop doing it.” Johnson said he didn’t have problems with mudslinging, as long as it was true. “Unfortunately, the ones about me happen to be lies, so that does bother me a great deal,” Johnson said. No more candidate forums or debates are scheduled. Early voting is open. Election Day is Oct. 1.

Council, that late disclosure makes public comment effectively meaningless. “Without being able to specify the location and timing … people were shown maps without detail,” Lindekugal said. “If you don’t have specifics, you can’t participate meaningfully.” The injunction is not a decision in the case. It’s a ruling which says that the judge at this time believes there is enough doubt about the Forest Service’s arguments that no logging should take place. In her injunction, Ninth Circuit Court Judge Sharon Gleason agreed with the plaintiffs that the Forest Service failed to properly designate where logging would occur. The Forest Service, “did not identify the specific sites where the harvest or road construction would occur,” she wrote. Gleason noted the financial harm that would incur to the timber industry and the Forest Service,

who claimed the profits for timber sales would fund other projects. However, “The preliminary injunction that Plaintiffs request would have a relatively short duration, intended to maintain the status quo only until the Court issues a decision on the merits,” she wrote, saying that she intends to release a decision by March 31, 2020. Glasscock said the Forest Service’s lack of due diligence was part of a larger effort by the Trump administration and the Forest Service to open up the Tongass National Forest. Early this year the Trump administration, with support from Gov. Mike Dunleavy, have expressed a desire to rollback protections on the Tongass in order to allow for expanded logging. Environmentalist have argued that the Tongass serves as an important asset not just in Alaska’s ecosystem, but as a one of the largest carbon absorbing forests in the world.

earlier this year. Information provided by the agency in August showed 19 legislators did not claim an allowance for the time between the end of the drawn-out regular session in May and passage of a state operating budget nearly a month later. The records showed Rep. Kelly Merrick as claiming the $302-per-day allowance for one day. Four lawmakers claimed the maximum allowable daily allowances. But the agency’s executive director, Jessica Geary, says Merrick hadn’t intended to claim an allowance for that day and wrote a check refunding the cost. Merrick, an Eagle River Republican, confirmed this via text message Monday.

Police did not immediately release the name, gender and age of the bicyclist.

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Bicyclist dies in crash at busy Anchorage intersection ANCHORAGE — A bicyclist died in a crash with a vehicle at a busy east Anchorage intersection. Police just after 11:30 a.m. Monday received a call that a vehicle had struck a bike at Tudor and Baxter roads. The bicyclist was declared dead at the scene.

Services announcement Louise Nadia Sambo, 78, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 at South Peninsula Hospital Long Term Care in Homer, Alaska. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at The Holy Transfiguration of our Lord Russian Orthodox Church in Ninilchik with mercy meal to follow. Arrangements cared for by Peninsula Memorial Chapel. Obituary to be posted later.

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Crooked Creek man charged in death of woman ANCHORAGE — A 29-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a woman in a Kuskokwim River village. Alaska State Troopers announced Monday that Harold Gregory of Crooked Creek has been charged in the death of 30-year-old Cheryl Sakar. Troopers on Aug. 9 received notice that Sakar had been found dead at a home in Crooked Creek. Her body was sent to the state medical examiner for an autopsy. Troopers arrested Gregory Sunday. He is jailed in Bethel. He is represented by the Alaska Public Defender Agency, which as a policy does not comment on pending cases. The office on Monday did not immediately respond to an email request for comment. Crooked Creek is a village of 94 located 275 miles west of Anchorage. From Peninsula Clarion staff and news services

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Athletic programming has come to and end for a few different reasons. With the schools being so small, Wojciak said they were struggling to keep the number of participants up in each of the sports. Another struggle has been finding coaches willing to put in the work and time for more than a year or two, he said. “A big part was Justin Zank, who was the head football coach (who left this year),” Wojciak said. Zank now works in Homer and coaches the Homer High School football team. “He was our football coach, our middle school wrestling coach, our high school wrestling coach.” Zank held practice and weight lifting in his own personal garage. Wojciak said it was originally thought that the schools would be given some space in a new addition being added to one of the churches, but that it doesn’t look like that’s happening after all. “To find another coach willing to hold practices in their garage” is a feat Wojciak said he just didn’t think would be possible. “I’ll never say never, but things are going to have to look a whole lot different before I would ever address ASAA again,” he said. The schools would have to have sufficient available coaches and proper facilities for holding sports practices, he said. While athletic programming is ending for the village students, Wo j c i a k s a i d t h e communities did work hard to make it possible for a long time. “The kids who are really involved, and the families that are really involved in athletics, those kids will continue to be a part of those programs, but in Homer,” he said. An example of this is Anthony Kalugin, who got experience playing football with the Head of the Bay Cougars program before it ended and who is now the quarterback for the Homer Mariners. He is joined by several other players from the village s cho ols, including running back Antonin Murachev, Markian Reutov, Naum Murachev and Nestor Kalugin, Anthony’s younger brother. Wojciak said the students from the village schools choosing to participate in Homer High School sports are showing an even greater commitment, seeing as they have a nearly hourlong drive just to get into town each day for practices. Until the village schools have some major facility changes and dedicated coaching staff, Wojciak said they will remain without athletic programming. “It was a much easier web to rip down than it was to weave,” he said. Reach Megan Pacer at mpacer@homernews. com.

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t seems like we get reminders on almost a daily basis that climate change is real. Spring rains drench us. Floods inundate us. Then we get weeks of hot, dry weather. Farmers who, at first, couldn’t get into their fields because it was too wet now worry about too little moisture. These are extremes that we absorb and suffer through and, all too often, forget after they’re gone. Yet, in the words of the author of a new report focusing on Iowa, “science is giving us Too many of warnings.” Will we listen? us dismiss the So far, too many of us are not. Too many of us warnings as hokum, dismiss the warnings as hokum, a conspiracy. And a conspiracy. And among those who tend among those who to believe, there is less urgency than the moment tend to believe, requires. there is less urgency We are encouraged by the young people who are than the moment refusing to remain silent requires. — people like 16-yearold Greta Thunberg of Sweden, who is leading the Global Climate Strike movement. This will entail a series of events next week around the world to try to galvanize movement. One of those events will be a rally in the Quad-Cities on Sept. 27, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at 900 Middle Road, Bettendorf. We have seen recent polling that also tells us younger conservatives are far more likely than older ones to believe that global warming is happening, and that humans are the primary cause. We hope policymakers will pay heed to these young people, as well as to this new report, distributed earlier this month by the Iowa Policy Project. The report, which was supported by a grant from the Environmental Defense Fund, was written by James Boulter, an associate professor of chemistry in the Watershed Institute for Collaborative Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin, in Eau Claire. Boulter’s current research is heavily centered on climate change, and he has been integrally involved in monitoring greenhouse gas emissions and developing climate action plans with the university and the city of Eau Claire. The new study noted that a range of climate models have predicted that by 2041-2050, there will be a 30 percent increase in the number of two-day precipitation events in the Midwest that set five-year records. And that would be on top of a 40 percent nationwide increase since 1970, with the biggest impact falling on the Midwest and Northeast. The greater intensity of rainfall in the Midwest is already apparent, but the idea that, in the near future, it will occur with that much greater frequency is striking. The additional rainfall will probably mean greater flooding. But it also has implications beyond those events that just grab the headlines, that galvanize us into talking about floodwalls and the like. Heavier rain events overfill municipal and residential drainage systems, raising long-term costs and becoming burdens for people who don’t live or work anywhere close to rivers and streams. In other words, while we continue to debate whether the City of Davenport should build a structural flood protection system, we should all — no matter what city we live in — be talking about whether we need to upgrade our stormwater drainage systems. And who will pay for it? And how quickly will we do it? These are questions better answered long before they become a necessity. This new report does not tell a wholly different story than the so many others that have come before it. It is but the latest reminder — as if what happened this spring and summer wasn’t already enough — that complacency is a dangerous habit. Science is giving us warnings. We should listen. — Quad-City Times. Sept. 18

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Negotiating for the future of higher education in Alaska

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hen Gov. Mike Dunleavy imposed a one-year, $136 million cut in the budget of the University of Alaska, key stakeholders — students, faculty, staff, administrators, alums, Native corporations, business leaders, legislators, and others — were unified around saving higher education in Alaska. Now that it is $70 million over three years, the unity is fragmenting — even though it is still a major cut that calls for a coordinated response. WayMark Analytics, a doublebottom line organization that I co-founded, recently conducted a statewide survey of key stakeholders in Alaska’s higher education system. The survey was commissioned by the Board of Regents, who were looking for a neutral outside perspective. We heard back from 3,932 people, including 732 students, 703 faculty, 1,069 staff, 445 alums, 157 business leaders, 43 tribal or Native corporation leaders, and others. On many dimensions, there is wide agreement. For example, the vast majority of respondents (more than 90%) see these interests as important: “Having a world-class higher education system in Alaska”; “Ensuring dependable state funding for higher education in Alaska”; “Having all relevant stakeholders work together to ensure the best possible higher education system in Alaska;” and, “Maintaining existing areas of research excellence in higher education in Alaska.” High marks also are given to: “Maintaining access to career and technical training programs at community campuses;” and, “Ensuring a cost-effective administration in

Alaskan higher education.” By contrast, the respondents are deeply divided on structural issues. The Board of Regents has indicated that it is exploring a shift from three accreditations (Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau) for the 16-campus system to a single accreditation in order to better integrate student services and reduce administrative cost (each accreditation requires a chancellor, provost, and supporting structure). The response has been an outcry from many faculty, alums, and others focused on preserving the separate identities of the campuses. We surveyed stakeholders on these issues and they are deeply divided. A total of 50% responded that “Enabling each campus to have its unique identity” is important (7, 8, 9, or 10 on a 10-point scale, with 10 being “very important”), while 32% said it is not important (0, 1, 2, or 3 on the same scale, with 0 being “not important”). At the same time, 52% responded that “Having all of higher education operate as a single, integrated system with programs and courses available at campuses statewide” is important, while 35% said this is not important. The results are particularly important for those who had indicated “student” as their primary role, with 39% seeing each campus having a unique identity as important (compared to 50% overall), while 43% said it is not important. Among these same students, 61% indicated that operating as a single integrated system with programs and courses available at campuses statewide is

important (compared to 52% overall), while 21% responded that it is not important. Three things are clear from these and other stakeholder data. First, there are areas of common ground that represent a foundation on which to build. Second, in the debate on structure, there is not a clear majority. Third, there are options that can take into account the interests of all stakeholders, but it will require skillful negotiation. It is possible to have unified accreditation while still retaining strong separate identities (sports teams, areas of excellence, administrative leadership, etc.). It is also possible to retain separate accreditations while still advancing integration (aligning academic programs, ensuring a seamless student experience, reducing administrative overhead, etc.). At a time when most of the world’s nations see higher education as one of the leading engines for innovation and growth, it is essential for Alaska to ensure that it has a world-class higher education system that is matched to its unique location. As one survey respondent commented: “To be naturally inspiring, higher education in Alaska must reflect its setting: unique, diverse, changing, resilient, and adaptable.” Another stated simply: “Globally respected, Alaska rooted.” It will take all stakeholders pulling together to make this vision a continuing reality in the years and decades to come. Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld is a professor at Brandeis University and co-founder, WayMark Analytics.

with me, which I then reuse at local stores (thus saving the earth from further ecological damage resulting from the production and use of the now popular brown paper bag). I was shocked on a recent visit to a Soldotna store to be told that in the future I would not be able to package my items in the “single-use” plastic bags I carry into the store for that purpose. I incredulously asked why, when the supposed purpose of the ban was to cut down on waste, and was told that it was “too confusing.” I was too surprised to inquire who might be “confused” and don’t know if it was their clerks or fellow shoppers. However, there will be no further confusion on my part — I will no longer shop in the store that has taken it upon itself to go a step further in the bag ban and has become the selfappointed bag “police.” Lee Salisbury Soldotna

we, outside the city, did not elect) and by the Local Boundary Commission, who — judging by earlier decisions — is more swayed by the city than by those directly affected. I would like very much to end this practice once and for all by removing the Legislative Review Process from the choices available to municipalities as a method of annexation. Living in an affected area and having no vote in the matter is simple not American. For these past 10-plus years we have presented the city with petitions containing hundreds of signatures, both from residents and business owners in proposed areas of annexation. We have attended meeting after meeting where 99% of the audience is totally against the proposed annexation. To date, including the latest — and final, we are told — meeting, the city has closed its ears to everything that is being said. And, through the Legislative Review Process, we are left without voice or vote on an action that will impact generations who chose to settle OUTSIDE the city limits. It is maddening. It is frustrating. And, it is totally not American. The fact that such a process is still on the books is a disgrace to this state. As of now, the city of Soldotna plans to strip the Kalifornsky Beach Community of all its businesses by annexing the frontage area along the K-Beach Road. I am sure you are familiar with this. My request is that you and the other legislators who truly represent the people of the borough, do whatever it takes to remove the Legislative Review Process as a method of annexation. Sally Oelrich K-Beach Road

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Rejection of Senate nominee not a betrayal About the Tuckerman Babcock letter blasting Sen. Cathy Giessel and the Senate Republican majority for not approving Laddie Shaw to fill Chris Birch’s seat: This was the epitome of hypocrisy! Wasn’t Babcock the frontman for the governor’s demand that state employees either sign a pledge to support his efforts, or submit their resignation? This in no way reflects on Mr. Shaw’s accomplishments or abilities. He simply was on the wrong side of the dividend issue, of which I also disagree with the move to guarantee a payment of $3K-plus. Sen. Birch was opposed, and Rep. Shaw supports it. The dividend is not an entitlement but is a benefit for all of us depending on our state’s financial situation. This was simply a result of how our government works. As Jay Hammond used to say, “The American system of democratic government is the very worst one in the world, except for all the rest.” Orin Seybert Anchorage

Single-use bag ban taken to an absurd level I have always reused the “singleuse” plastic bag that used to be given out free at local stores. I reuse the bags to take my lunch to work, to transport various small items, and as a liner for my trash can, etc. Additionally, since the stores are no longer allowed by law to give out the bags, I have started carrying a few of my “single-use” bags

An open letter to Sen. Micciche on annexation For the past 10 years and more, the city of Soldotna has attempted to annex areas of the borough which are totally opposed to being part of the city. The method the city chose, out of the five available to them, was the Legislative Review Process. It is a totally un-American method whereby areas can be taken into the city without the consent of those within the affected area. It is FORCED annexation. The entire process is controlled by the city council (whose members

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‘You are failing us’: Plans, frustration at climate talks By Seth Borenstein Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS — Scolded for doing little, leader after leader promised the United Nations on Monday to do more to prevent a warming world from reaching even more dangerous levels. As they made their pledges at the Climate Action Summit, though, they and others conceded it was not enough. And even before they spoke, teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg shamed them over and over for their inaction: “How dare you?” Sixty-six countries have promised to have more ambitious climate goals, and 30 swore to be carbon neutral by midcentury, said Chilean President Sebastian Pinera Echenique, who is hosting the next climate negotiations later this year. Businesses and charities also got in on the act, at times even going bigger than major nations. Microsoft founder Bill Gates announced Monday that his foundation, along with The World Bank and some European governments, would provide $790 million in financial help to 300 million of the world’s small farmers adapt to climate change. The Gates foundation pledged $310 million of that. “The world can still prevent the absolute worst effects of climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and developing new technologies and sources of energy,” Gates said. “But the effects of rising temperatures are

already under way.” As the day went on Monday and the promises kept coming, the United States seemed out in the cold. Before world leaders made their promises in three-minute speeches, the 16-year-old Thunberg gave an emotional appeal in which she scolded the leaders with her repeated phrase, “How dare you.” “This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here,” said Thunberg, who began a lone protest outside the Swedish parliament more than a year ago that culminated in Friday’s global climate strikes. “I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you have come to us young people for hope. How dare you. You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words.” “We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and yet all you can talk about is money,” Thunberg said. “You are failing us.” Later, she and 15 other youth activists filed a formal complaint with an arm of the U.N. that protects children, saying that governments’ lack of action on warming is violating their basic rights. Outside experts say they heard a lot of talk Monday but not the promised action needed to keep warming to a few tenths of a degree. They say it won’t produce the dramatic changes the world requires. “Sometimes I feel that Greta is still out in front of the Swedish parliament out on her own,” said Stanford

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Environmental activist Greta Thunberg, of Sweden, addresses the Climate Action Summit in the United Nations General Assembly on Monday at U.N. headquarters.

University’s Rob Jackson, who chairs the Global Carbon Project, which targets carbon emissions across the world. Bill Hare, who follows national emissions and promises for Climate Action Tracker, called what was said “deeply disappointing” and not adding up to much. “The ball they are moving forward is a ball of promises,” said economist John Reilly, co-director of MIT’s Joint Center for Global Change. “Where the ‘ball’ of actual accomplishments is, is another question.” Of all the countries that came up short, World Resources Institute Vice President Helen Mountford said one stood out: the United States for “not coming to the table and engaging.” “What we’ve seen so far is not the kind of climate leadership we need from the major economies,” Mountford said. She did say, however, that businesses, as well as smalland medium-sized countries

had “exciting initiatives.” Nations such as Finland and Germany promised to ban coal within a decade. Several also mentioned goals of climate neutrality — when a country is not adding more heat-trapping carbon to the air than is being removed by plants and perhaps technology — by 2050. U.S. President Donald Trump dropped by the summit, listened to German Chancellor Angela Merkel make detailed pledges — including going coal-free — and left without saying anything. The United States did not ask to speak at the summit, U.N. officials said. And Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had told countries they couldn’t be on the agenda without making bold new proposals. Even though there was no speech by Trump — who has denied climate change, called it a Chinese hoax and repealed U.S.

carbon-reduction policies — he was talked about. In a jibe at Trump’s plans to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris climate agreement, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said countries “must honor our commitments and follow through on the Paris Agreement.” “The withdrawal of certain parties will not shake the collective goal of the world community,” Wang said to applause. Also Monday, Russia announced that it had ratified the Paris pact, which it had signed already. Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the U.N.’s special climate envoy, thanked Trump for stopping by, adding that it might prove useful “when you formulate climate policy,” drawing laughter and applause on the General Assembly floor. Thunberg told the U.N. that even the strictest emission cuts being talked about only gives the world a 50% chance of limiting future warming to another 0.4 degrees Celsius (0.72 degrees Fahrenheit) from now, which is a global goal. Those odds, she said, are not good enough. “We will not let you get away with this,” Thunberg said. “Right now is where we draw the line.” As this all played out, scientists announced that Arctic sea ice reached its annual summer low and this year the ice shrank so much it tied for the second lowest mark in 40 years of monitoring. Hilda Heine, president of the Marshall Islands, said

she represents “the most climate-vulnerable people on Earth.” Her tiny country has increased its emissionscut proposals in a way that would limit warming to that tight goal of 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit since pre-industrial times. “We are now calling on others to join us,” Heine said. Several leaders talked about getting off coal, but Climate Action Tracker’s Hare said it wasn’t enough and Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley said if the world can make driverless cars, it can tackle climate change. “There simply can be no more coal power plants after 2020 if we are serious about our future,” she said. Speaking for small nations that are already being eaten away by sea level rise and blasted by stronger storms, Mottley said, “We refuse to be relegated to the footnotes of history and be collateral damage.” “The nations of the world are not fighting a losing battle, but the nations of the world are losing this battle today,” Mottley said. “It’s within our battle to win it. The only question is: Will it be too late for the small nations of the world?” Guterres opened the summit Monday by saying: “Earth is issuing a chilling cry: Stop.” He told the more than 60 world leaders scheduled to speak that it’s not a time to negotiate but to act to make the world carbon neutral by 2050. “Time is running out,” he said. “But it is not too late.”

Appeals court weighs challenges to Trump abortion rule By Gene Johnson Associated Press

An appeals court is considering whether to block a Trump administration rule that bans taxpayer-funded health clinics from referring patients for an abortion — a rule that has already prompted many providers, including Planned Parenthood, to leave a longstanding federal family planning program. Eleven judges from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco heard arguments Monday in challenges brought by 22 states as well as Planned Parenthood and other organizations.

In June, a three-judge panel from the same court allowed the rule to take effect, undoing decisions by judges in Washington, Oregon and California that had put the administration’s action on hold. That prompted Planned Parenthood and other providers to leave the Title X program, which distributes $260 million in grants to clinics that provide low-income women with subsidized family planning services, including contraception and cancer screening. Eighteen of the 90 providers around the country that receive Title X money have dropped out of the program,

resulting in more than 500 fewer sites that provide Title X services, Ruth Harlow, an ACLU attorney representing the plaintiffs, told the court. Some of those providers are keeping the doors open by charging fees for appointments that used to be free, dipping into their savings or doing additional fundraising. The rule adopted by U.S. Health and Human Services allows taxpayer-funded clinics to discuss abortion with their patients but bans them from making abortion referrals unless the woman’s life is in danger. It also requires providers to refer patients for prenatal counseling, and it prohibits clinics that receive

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Judge urged to reject request on Trump’s tax returns NEW YORK — Manhattan’s district attorney urged a judge Monday to reject the “sweeping immunity” sought by President Donald Trump to protect him from divulging his tax returns in a criminal probe. District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. filed papers in federal court after Trump’s attorneys sued last week to stop Vance from forcing the president’s accounting firm to release eight years of his state and federal returns in a criminal probe. Vance urged a judge to reject Trump’s request for a temporary order blocking Vance’s subpoena for the records in a probe of payments made to two women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump. He also asked U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero to dismiss the lawsuit, saying it belongs in state court, if anywhere.

Afghan officials: 40 civilians killed in anti-Taliban raid KABUL, Afghanistan — Anti-Taliban raids by Afghan forces backed by U.S. airstrikes killed at least 40 civilians attending a wedding party in the southern Helmand province, Afghan officials said. The civilian deaths in Sunday night’s raids on Taliban hideouts further rattled Afghanistan amid an upsurge in violence that’s followed the collapse this month of U.S.-Taliban peace talks to end America’s longest war. “We are saddened and devastated to hear that civilians have lost their lives in an incident in Helmand despite President Ghani’s repeated call for extra cautions in conducting military operations,” said Sediq Sediqqi, President Ashraf Ghani’s spokesman.

He added that Helmand’s provincial governor has been instructed to send an investigation team to the area.

UK, France, Germany blame Iran for Saudi oil attacks UNITED NATIONS — Britain, France and Germany joined the United States on Monday in blaming Iran for attacks on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, but the Iranian foreign minister pointed to claims of responsibility by Yemeni rebels and said: “If Iran were behind this attack, nothing would have been left of this refinery.” Fallout from the Sept. 14 attacks is still reverberating as world leaders gather for their annual meeting at the U.N. General Assembly and international experts investigate, at Saudi Arabia’s request, what happened and who was responsible. The leaders of the United Kingdom, France and Germany released a statement reaffirming their support for the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which the U.S. exited, but telling Iran to stop breaching it and saying “there is no other plausible explanation” than that “Iran bears responsibility for this attack.” They pledged to try to ease tensions in the Middle East and urged Iran to “refrain from choosing provocation and escalation.” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said late Sunday while flying to New York that the U.K. would consider taking part in a U.S.-led military effort to bolster Saudi Arabia’s defenses after the drone and cruise missile attacks on the world’s largest oil processor and an oil field. Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, denied any part in the attacks. He said Monday that Yemen’s Houthi rebels, who claimed responsibility, “have every reason to retaliate” for the Saudiled coalition’s aerial attacks on their country. — Associated Press

federal money from sharing office space with abortion providers — a requirement that would force some of the clinics to undergo expensive remodels, hire additional staff and install separate record-keeping systems. The states and health organizations have raised several issues. They say the ban on abortion referrals violates requirements that federally funded pregnancy counseling be “nondirective” — that it provide neutral facts about pregnancy options. Further, they say that Health and Human Services offered no real rationale for its decision, and thus violated the law about decision-making

by federal agencies. Abortion opponents have long criticized Title X, saying it subsidizes abortion providers even if the federal money does not go directly to abortion providers, and they’ve celebrated the new requirements. “The fact that the Final Rule would make it more costly for Title X-funded programs to provide abortion services only proves that the Rule is warranted and well-justified,” the Susan B. Anthony List, an anti-abortion group, argued in a court brief. But the clinics argue that there is no evidence that federal money is subsidizing abortion providers. There

are strict requirements for spending and record-keeping to ensure that, they say. The administration argues that the rule is supported by Supreme Court precedent and is in keeping with the language of the 1970 Title X law, which bars the money from being used in clinics where “abortion is a method of family planning.” It also points to similar rules that were adopted in 1988 and subsequently upheld by the Supreme Court. Under the Clinton administration, those rules were abandoned in favor of a requirement that the clinics provide neutral abortion counseling and referrals upon request.

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 24, the 267th day of 2019. There are 98 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On September 24, 1976, former hostage Patricia Hearst was sentenced to seven years in prison for her part in a 1974 bank robbery in San Francisco carried out by the Symbionese Liberation Army. (Hearst was released after 22 months after receiving clemency from President Jimmy Carter.) On this date: In 1789, President George Washington signed a Judiciary Act establishing America’s federal court system and creating the post of attorney general. In 1869, thousands of businessmen were ruined in a Wall Street panic known as “Black Friday” after financiers Jay Gould and James Fisk attempted to corner the gold market. In 1896, author F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 1934, Babe Ruth made his farewell appearance as a player with the New York Yankees in a game against the Boston Red Sox. (The Sox won, 5-0.) In 1960, the USS Enterprise, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was launched at Newport News, Virginia. “The Howdy Doody Show” ended a nearly 13-year run with its final telecast on NBC. In 1968, the TV news magazine “60 Minutes” premiered on CBS; the undercover police drama “The Mod Squad” premiered on ABC. In 1969, the trial of the Chicago Eight (later seven) began. (Five were later convicted of crossing state lines to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic convention, but the convictions were ultimately overturned.) In 1988, Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson won the men’s 100-meter dash at the Seoul (sohl) Summer Olympics -- but he was disqualified three days later for using anabolic steroids. Members of the eastern Massachusetts Episcopal diocese elected Barbara C. Harris the first female bishop in the church’s history. In 1996, the United States and 70 other countries became the first to sign a treaty at the United Nations to end all testing and development of nuclear weapons. (The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty has yet to enter into force because of the refusal so far of eight nations -- including the United States -- to ratify it.) In 2001, President George W. Bush ordered a freeze on the assets of 27 people and organizations with suspected links to terrorism, including Islamic militant Osama bin Laden, and urged other nations to do likewise. In 2002, British Prime Minister Tony Blair asserted that Iraq had a growing arsenal of chemical and biological weapons and planned to use them, as he unveiled an intelligence dossier to a special session of Parliament. In 2007, United Auto Workers walked off the job at General Motors plants in the first nationwide strike during auto contract negotiations since 1976; a tentative pact ended the walkout two days later. Ten years ago: With President Barack Obama presiding, the U.N. Security Council unanimously endorsed a sweeping strategy aimed at halting the spread of nuclear weapons and ultimately eliminating them. The heads of the Group of 20 nations began a two-day meeting in Pittsburgh aimed at making sure a fledgling global recovery remained on track. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick tapped former Democratic National Chairman Paul G. Kirk Jr. to temporarily fill the Senate seat held by the late Edward M. Kennedy. Susan Atkins, 61, a member of the Charles Manson “family” who admitted stabbing actress Sharon Tate to death in the cult’s 1969 murder rampage, died in prison at Chowchilla, California. Five years ago: At the opening of the U.N. General Assembly’s annual ministerial meeting, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for world leaders to join an international campaign to ease the plight of nearly unprecedented numbers of refugees, the displaced and victims of violence in a world wracked by wars and the swift-spreading and deadly Ebola epidemic. President Barack Obama implored the leaders to rally behind his expanded military campaign to stamp out the violent Islamic State group and its “network of death.” One year ago: China and the United States imposed new tariff hikes on each other’s goods; U.S. regulators went ahead with a planned 10 percent tax on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, and China said it responded with taxes on $60 billion in American goods. As the president and top GOP lawmakers continued an aggressive drive to rally the public behind his Supreme Court nomination, Brett Kavanaugh reiterated to Fox News that he had never sexually assaulted anyone. Today’s Birthdays: Rhythm-and-blues singer Sonny Turner (The Platters) is 80. Singer Barbara Allbut Brown (The Angels) is 79. Singer Phyllis “Jiggs” Allbut Sirico (The Angels) is 77. Singer Gerry Marsden (Gerry and the Pacemakers) is 77. News anchor Lou Dobbs is 74. Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Joe Greene is 73. Actor Gordon Clapp is 71. Actress Harriet Walter is 69. Songwriter Holly Knight is 63. Former U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy II, D-Mass., is 67. Actor Kevin Sorbo is 61. Christian/jazz singer Cedric Dent is 57. Actress-writer Nia Vardalos is 57. Rock musician Shawn Crahan (AKA Clown) (Slipknot) is 50. Country musician Marty Mitchell is 50. Actress Megan Ward is 50. Singer-musician Marty Cintron (No Mercy) is 48. Contemporary Christian musician Juan DeVevo (Casting Crowns) is 44. Actor Ian Bohen is 43. Actor Justin Bruening is 40. Olympic gold medal gymnast Paul Hamm (hahm) is 37. Actor Erik Stocklin is 37. Actor Spencer Treat Clark is 32. Actor Grey Damon is 32. Actor Kyle Sullivan is 31. Actor Ben Platt is 26. Thought for Today: “Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.” -- Baruch Spinoza, Dutch philosopher (1632-1677).


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Homer girls, Colony boys swim to victories Staff Report Peninsula Clarion

The Homer girls and Colony boys swim teams won the Soldotna Invitational on Saturday at Soldotna High School. After Friday night’s Pentathlon, the schools got up Saturday and spent all day competing in the pool again. The Mariners scored 73 for the girls crown, while Colony was runner-up at 67 and Soldotna was third at 47. Also, Kenai was sixth at 24 and Seward was seventh at 19. The Knights had 73 points, while runner-up Kenai scored 71. Also, Seward was fifth, Soldotna was sixth and Homer was 10th. Madison Story had a big meet to lead the Mariners to victory. Story

teamed with Kaylin Anderson, Adeline Berry and Ella BlantonYourkowski to win the 200-yard medley relay and Berry, BlantonYourkowski and Delta Fabich to win the 200 freestyle relay. Story also won the 50 freestyle and 500 freestyle. Berry also took an individual event, nabbing the 200 individual medley. The other girls victory from the peninsula came from Seward’s Lydia Jacoby in the 100 backstroke. On the boys side, the Kardinals were able to claim three individual events and a relay. The relay victory came from Owen Rolph, Sorin Sorensen, Trevor Bagley and Koda Poulin in the 200 freestyle relay. Rolph won the 100 butterfly, while Sorensen nabbed the 100 backstroke and Bagley won the 100

breaststroke. The other peninsula victory came from Soldotna’s Ethan Evans, who won the 50 freestyle, swimming 23.06 to the 23.14 of Seward’s Connor Spanos. On Friday, Evans had won the Pentathlon title but had come up short of his goal of winning all five races, losing to Spanos in the 50 freestyle. Soldotna Invitational

Saturday at Soldotna High School GIRLS Team scores: 1. Homer, 73; 2. Colony, 67; 3. Soldotna, 47; 4. Palmer, 42; 5. Kodiak, 40; 6. Kenai, 24; 7. Seward, 19; 8. Wasilla, 14; 9. Unalaska, 4. 200-yard medley relay — 1. Homer (Anderson, Story, Berry, Blanton-Yourkowski), 1 minute, 57.02 seconds; 2. Kodiak, 2:00.60; 3. Soldotna, 2:01.67; 4. Colony, 2:01.68; 5. Homer, 2:10.71; 6. Palmer, 2:10.90. 200 freestyle — 1. Leslie Spear, Kod, 2:03.49; 2. Lydia Jacoby, Sew, 2:10.26; 3. Rachael Pitsch, Ken,2:10.48; 4. Kaylin Kloutunowich, Was, 2:13.14; 5. Avery Palenske, Col, 2:18.49; 6. Delta Fabich, Hom, 2:20.02. 200 IM — 1. Adeline Berry, Hom, 2:27.45; 2. Jasmine Biederman, Col, 2:34.16; 3. Emily Hubert, Kod, 2:36.99; 4. Ella Blanton-Yourkowski, Hom, 2:38.72; 5. Kylie Mullaly, Sew, 2:38.91; 6. Katie Laasch-Gray, Col, 2:39.88. 50 freestyle — 1. Madison Story, Hom, 25.72; 2. Alison

Narog, Kod, 25.75; 3. Madelyn Barkman, Sol, 26.19; 4. Joscelyn Barrette, Col, 26.71; 5. Taylor Nelson, Col, 26.83; 6. Ally Ferguson, Pal, 27.05. 100 butterfly — 1. Alison Narog, Kod, 1:02.51; 2. Ally Ferguson, Pal, 1:08.45; 3. Julia Anderson, Ken, 1:10.66; 4. Amalia Hunt, Col, 1:12.52; 5. Olivia Beck, Pal, 1:18.98; 6. Hannah Overdorf, Hom, 1:21.82. 100 freestyle — 1. Joscelyn Barrette, Col, 57.98; 2. Madelyn Barkman, Sol, 57.79; 3. Madison Snyder, Sol, 1:00.36; 4. Josephine Rogness, Col, 1:01.51; 5. Ella Blanton-Yourkowski, Hom, 1:02.11; 6. Alex Juliussen, Sol, 1:02.75. 500 freestyle — 1. Madison Story, Hom, 5:30.63; 2. Leslie Spear, Kod, 5:41.61; 3. Kaylin Kloutunowich, Was, 6:04.47; 4. Julia Anderson, Ken, 6:22.01; 5. Jadyn Collier, Pal, 6:25.21; 6. Katie Laasch-Gray, Col, 6:25.57. 200 freestyle relay — 1. Homer (Story, Berry, BlantonYourkowski, Fabich), 1:46.10; 2. Soldotna, 1:48.28; 3. Colony, 1:48.98; 4. Kenai, 1:53.75; 5. Seward, 2:04.63; 6. Unalaska, 2:05.49. 100 backstroke — 1. Lydia Jacoby, Sew, 1:06.33; 2. Josephine Rogness, Col, 1:09.65; 3. Aspen Olson, Pal, 1:13.48; 4. Rachael Pitsch, Ken, 1:13.65; 5. Amaretta Settle, Col, 1:15.71; 6. Kylie Mullaly, Sew, 1:16.45. 100 breaststroke — 1. Jasmine Biederman, Col, 1:13.89; 2. Madison Snyder, Sol, 1:14.31; 3. Katie Creglow, Sol, 1:14.92; 4. Adeline Berry, Hom, 1:17.33; 5. Sasha Rankin, Una, 1:19.23; 6. Taylor Nelson, Col, 1:21.01. 400 freestyle relay — 1. Palmer (Beck, Pettit, Olson, Ferguson), 4:14.85; 2. Homer, 4:27.90; 3. Colony, 4:33.74; 4. Soldotna, 4:43.92; 5. Kenai, 4:57.46; 6. Colony, 5:00.74. BOYS Team scores: 1. Colony, 79; 2. Kenai, 71; 3. Kodiak, 41; 4. Palmer, 40; 5. Seward, 34; 6. Soldotna, 26; 7. Unalaska, 15; 8. Wasilla, 13; 9. Bethel, 9; 10. Homer, 2. 200 medley relay — 1. Colony (Cowin, Ka. Kolberg, Ko. Kolberg, Tokalich), 1:45.80; 2. Kenai, 1:45.82; 3. Kodiak, 1:49.28; 4. Seward, 1:52.14; 5. Palmer, 1:56.32; 6. Soldotna, 1:58.86. 200 freestyle — 1. Jackson Krug, Kod, 1:51.50; 2. Jonathan

Cowin, Col, 1:53.20; 3. Konnor Kolberg, Col, 1:53.26; 4. Karson Kolberg, Col, 1:56.23; 5. Kaeson Dalrymple-Sorenson, Pal, 1:56.90; 6. Aiden Huff, Ken, 2:10.43. 200 IM — 1. Ian Rocheleau, Kod, 2:06.42; 2. Koda Poulin, Ken, 2:12.44; 3. Dakota Bjornn, Pal, 2:24.55; 4. Paxton Hill, Sew, 2:27.81; 5. Shane Morris, Una, 2:30.73; 6. Alex Jensen, Kod, 2:31.49. 50 freestyle — 1. Ethan Evans, Sol, 23.06; 2. Connor Spanos, Sew, 23.14; 3. Owen Rolph, Ken, 23.34; 4. Hunter Hollingsworth, Sew, 23.79; 5. Sorin Sorensen, Ken, 24.15; 6. Jaxson Lee, Pal, 24.32. 100 butterfly — 1. Owen Rolph, Ken, 56.54; 2. Shane Morris, Una, 1:01.04; 3. Ethan Sundown, Bet, 1:02.17; 4. Jaxson Lee, Pal, 1:03.27; 5. Dakota Bjornn, Pal, 1:03.30; 6. Aidan Skonberg, Kod, 1:06.41. 100 freestyle — 1. Jackson Krug, Kod, 51.19; 2. Hunter Hollingsworth, Sew, 53.04; 3. Kristofer Vangorder, Col, 55.56; 4. Micah Arndt, Kod, 55.63; 5. David Grinestaff, Sol, 55.77; 6. Kai Lloyd, Una, 55.93. 500 freestyle — 1. Ian Rocheleau, Kod, 5:03.15; 2. Koda Poulin, Ken, 5:11.07; 3. Karson Kolberg, Col, 5:11.10; 4. Konnor Kolberg, Col, 5:13.85; 5. Jonathan Cowin, Col, 5:15.02; 6. Ethan Evans, Sol, 5:20.95. 200 freestyle relay — 1. Kenai (Rolph, Sorensen, Bagley, Poulin), 1:35.52; 2. Seward, 1:35.61; 3. Colony, 1:45.09; 4. Unalaska, 1:48.41; 5. Soldotna, 1:48.75; 6. Palmer, 1:48.76. 100 backstroke — 1. Sorin Sorensen, Ken, 1:03.27; 2. Aleks Tokalich, Col, 1:06.76; 3. Stewart Sawyer, Pal, 1:08.22; 4. Samuel Anderson, Ken, 1:10.06; 5. Peter Spanos, Sew, 1:11.00; 6. Kody Van Dyke, Sol, 1:12.60. 100 breaststroke — 1. Trevor Bagley, Ken, 1:06.56; 2. Dillon Crace, Bet, 1:11.99; 3. Caden Dunford, Pal, 1:12.14; 4. Kristofer Vangorder, Col, 1:12.24; 5. Skyler Rodriguez, Hom, 1:12.66; 6. Bao Be, Una, 1:18.74. 400 freestyle relay — 1. Colony, 3:34.89; 2. Palmer, 3:47.87; 3. Soldotna, 4:06.33; 4. Kenai, 4:06.39; 5. Palmer, 4:32.13; 6. Colony, 5:36.26.

Bears offense breaks loose, sinks Washington LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — After the Chicago Bears’ offense was slow to get going this season, Mitchell Trubisky was excited to speed things up. Trubisky and the Bears used a no-huddle, hurry-up tempo to snap out of their offensive funk and score 28 first-half points on the way to beating the Washington Redskins 31-15 Monday night. After no passing touchdowns the first two games of the year, Trubisky connected with Taylor Gabriel on three of them in the second quarter alone. The 2017 second overall pick looked at ease with a fastpaced approach and picked apart Washington’s porous defense on 25 of 31 passing for 231 yards. It was the offensive

explosion Trubisky predicted would happen this week. “It just felt like the tempo helped us out a little bit,” Trubisky said. “If everyone just continues to stick together and execute our plays and believe and just go out there and make plays, it’ll be a fun offense.” Chicago (2-1) had just a 1-yard touchdown run to show for its first two games, and Trubisky entered the night with a completion percentage of 58.3 and ranked near the bottom of the league in yards per attempt. Facing the Redskins (0-3) brought out some of the best in Trubisky. “Hat’s off to him,” said Washington linebacker Cole Holcomb, who was roommates with Trubisky at North

Lafleur captures 2nd at Equinox Marathon By Staff Report

Hannah Lafleur and Pyper Dixon led a strong Seward contingent Saturday at the 57th Equinox Marathon in Fairbanks. Runners faced temperatures in the 30s, as well as snow, wind and rain on the 26.2-mile course, which racks up 1,800 feet of elevation climb and loss on the trails and roads west of Fairbanks. Lafleur, who won the women’s Mount Marathon Race this year, dueled with Palmer’s Christy Marvin and Anchorage’s Katie Krehlik to finish second at 3 hours, 25 minutes and 18 seconds. Marvin, last year’s Kenai River Marathon winner, outran Lafleur in the final mile to win at 3:23:59. That’s the fourth straight Equinox title for Marvin, and the sixth overall. That ties her with Stan Justice, Matias Saari and Bob Murphy for the most race victories. Anchorage’s Julianne Dickerson, who grew up

in Kenai, finished fourth at 3:27:11. Former Kenai Peninsula resident Meg Inokuma, now of Palmer, was sixth in 3:38:57. The men’s race saw a historic record fall. Aaron Fletcher of Anchorage broke Stan Justice’s vaunted 1984 race record of 2:41:30. Fletcher, who will race at the Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta in February, finished at 2:38:14 despite the tough conditions. Seward’s Pyper Dixon led the peninsula by finishing eighth at 3:23:58, while Collin Atkinson was 11th in 3:29:31. 57th Equinox Marathon

Saturday in Fairbanks Kenai Peninsula finishers Women 2. Hannah Lafleur, Seward, 3 hours, 25 minutes, 18 seconds; 31. Kristen Sieminski, Seward, 4:30:44; 50. KellyAnn Cavaretta, Seward, 4:52:00; 60. Kat Sorensen, Seward, 4:59:01; 126. Janelle Spurkland, Homer, 6:00:44; 133. Kelley Lane, Seward, 6:05:09; 134. Lila Johnson, Homer, 6:08:08. Men 8. Pyper Dixon, Seward, 3:23:58; 11. Collin Atkinson, Seward, 3:29:31; 28. Erik Johnson, Seward, 3:53:08; 29. Trevor Kreznar, Seward, 3:53:11; 33. Sean Ulman, Seward, 3:59:00; 54. Bill Keller, Soldotna, 4:18:38; 61. Kevin Knotek, Moose Pass, 4:25:02; 66. James Mitchell, Seward, 4:28:48; 87. Karl Romig, Seward, 4:42:06; 115. Derek Bynagle, Homer, 4:57:38; 123. Brian Burns, Homer, 5:04:28; 146. Daniel Bunker, Homer, 5:23:53; 185. Fred Moore, Seward, 6:05:09.

On Tap Friday Football Kenai at Kodiak, 5 p.m. Volleyball Grace Christian at Homer, 6:30 p.m. Kenai at Seward, 5 p.m. ACS at Nikiski, 5 p.m. Soccer CIA at Holy Rosary Academy at Kincaid, 5 p.m. Saturday Hockey Brown Bears at Magicians, 4:05 p.m. Football Nikiski at Homer, 3 p.m.

Eagle River at Soldotna, 2 p.m. Seward at Eielson, TBA Cross country Regions at Palmer, 10 a.m. Swimming Homer, SoHi, Seward at Kenai Invite (Region Preview), 11:05 a.m. diving, 1 p.m. swimming Soccer Lumen at CIA, 1 p.m. Volleyball ACS at Homer, 12:30 p.m. Seward at Soldotna, 12:30 p.m. Grace at Nikiski, 1 p.m.

Carolina. “I always knew he was a good quarterback. He struggled a little bit, but he came out and he played a good game.” Trubisky had 173 yards in the first half alone before throwing an interception at the goal line in the third quarter. With scores of 1, 3 and 36 yards, Gabriel joined Mike Ditka in 1963 as the only Bears receivers with three TD catches in the first half of a game. Gabriel made six catches for 75 yards before leaving in the second half with a concussion. The Bears took advantage of five turnovers by Redskins quarterback Case Keenum: two interceptions by Ha Ha

Clinton-Dix, including a pick six, another by Kyle Fuller and fumbles forced by Khalil Mack and Danny Trevathan. “That’s all me,” said Keenum, who was 30 of 43 for 331 yards and two touchdowns that didn’t compensate for the turnovers. “Turn it over that many times as a quarterback, I let my team down. It’s all on me. I take complete responsibility. I have to take care of the ball better.” With the offense up to the defense’s speed in the first half, Chicago put up 28 points in two quarters after scoring a total of 19 the past two weeks, 12 of which came on field goals from Eddy Piñeiro. Mack had two of the Bears’

four sacks to continue a dominant start by the defense that didn’t give up a Washington TD until midway through the third quarter. Keenum’s two TD passes came long after fans chanted for rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins and booed the Redskins off the field at halftime. NOW WHAT?: Washington’s defense that wilted in the second half of its first two losses had few answers for Trubisky all game Monday. Eight days after coach Jay Gruden said, “I don’t think we have to push the panic button yet,” some significant changes could be coming soon. Before Gruden’s job security is really in question, defensive coordinator Greg

Manusky looks like the logical target as the first coach to take the fall. Washington’s defense ranked in 21st and 17th in the NFL in Manusky’s first two seasons in charge and is on pace to finish worse than that this year. “We’ve got some talent,” Gruden said. “We’ve just got to coach ‘em up better, play better, be more balanced, protect the football. And defensively, stay after it.” The “Let’s go Haskins” chants notwithstanding, the Redskins are far more likely to turn to longtime backup Colt McCoy if they make a change at the position. McCoy is working toward being healthy again nine months after breaking his right leg.

20. Michigan 2-1 287 11 21. Southern Cal 3-1 257 NR 22. UCF 3-1 252 15 23. Texas A&M 2-2 233 17 24. Kansas St. 3-0 230 NR 25. Michigan St. 3-1 104 NR Others receiving votes: Wake Forest 73, Oklahoma St. 57, SMU 55, Army 46, Memphis 42, Iowa St. 31, Appalachian St. 24, Washington St. 21, Missouri 14, Mississippi St. 14, Pittsburgh 6, Arizona St. 5, Minnesota 5, Colorado 5, Tulane 1.

3-15), 2:40 p.m. Baltimore (Bundy 6-14) at Toronto (Kay 1-0), 3:07 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (TBD) at Tampa Bay (McKay 2-4), 3:10 p.m. Boston (Rodríguez 18-6) at Texas (Jurado 7-10), 4:05 p.m. Cleveland (Civale 3-3) at Chicago White Sox (Detwiler 2-5), 4:10 p.m. Atlanta (Teheran 10-10) at Kansas City (Duffy 6-6), 4:15 p.m. Oakland (Anderson 12-9) at L.A. Angels (Peters 3-3), 6:07 p.m. Houston (Cole 18-5) at Seattle (Dunn 0-0), 6:10 p.m. All Times ADT

(7), Avilán (7), E.Díaz (8), Sewald (9) and W.Ramos. W--C.Smith 10-10. L--Matz 10-10. HRs--Miami, Alfaro (17). New York, Rosario (15).

scoreboard Football NFL Standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Buffalo 3 0 0 1.000 66 47 New England 3 0 0 1.000 106 17 N.Y. Jets 0 3 0 .000 33 70 Miami 0 3 0 .000 16 133 South Houston 2 1 0 .667 68 62 Indianapolis 2 1 0 .667 70 71 Jacksonville 1 2 0 .333 58 60 Tennessee 1 2 0 .333 67 52 North Baltimore 2 1 0 .667 110 60 Cleveland 1 2 0 .333 49 66 Cincinnati 0 3 0 .000 54 83 Pittsburgh 0 3 0 .000 49 85 West Kansas City 3 0 0 1.000 101 64 Oakland 1 2 0 .333 48 78 L.A. Chargers 1 2 0 .333 60 64 Denver 0 3 0 .000 46 67 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Dallas 3 0 0 1.000 97 44 Philadelphia 1 2 0 .333 76 78 N.Y. Giants 1 2 0 .333 63 94 Washington 0 3 0 .000 63 94 South New Orleans 2 1 0 .667 72 82 Tampa Bay 1 2 0 .333 68 77 Atlanta 1 2 0 .333 60 75 Carolina 1 2 0 .333 79 70 North Green Bay 3 0 0 1.000 58 35 Detroit 2 0 1 .833 67 61 Minnesota 2 1 0 .667 78 47 Chicago 2 1 0 .667 50 39 West L.A. Rams 3 0 0 1.000 77 49 San Francisco 3 0 0 1.000 96 54 Seattle 2 1 0 .667 76 79 Arizona 0 2 1 .167 64 88 Thursday’s Games Jacksonville 20, Tennessee 7 Sunday’s Games Minnesota 34, Oakland 14 Green Bay 27, Denver 16 New England 30, N.Y. Jets 14 Indianapolis 27, Atlanta 24 Dallas 31, Miami 6 Detroit 27, Philadelphia 24 Kansas City 33, Baltimore 28 Buffalo 21, Cincinnati 17 Carolina 38, Arizona 20 San Francisco 24, Pittsburgh 20 N.Y. Giants 32, Tampa Bay 31 New Orleans 33, Seattle 27 Houston 27, L.A. Chargers 20 L.A. Rams 20, Cleveland 13 Monday’s Games Chicago 31, Washington 15 Thursday, Sept. 26 Philadelphia at Green Bay, 4:20 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 Carolina at Houston, 9 a.m. Cleveland at Baltimore, 9 a.m. Kansas City at Detroit, 9 a.m. Oakland at Indianapolis, 9 a.m. L.A. Chargers at Miami, 9 a.m. Washington at N.Y. Giants, 9 a.m. Tennessee at Atlanta, 9 a.m. New England at Buffalo, 9 a.m. Seattle at Arizona, 12:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at L.A. Rams, 12:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Denver, 12:25 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago, 12:25 p.m. Dallas at New Orleans, 4:20 p.m. Open: San Francisco, N.Y. Jets Monday, Sept. 30 Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 4:15 p.m. All Times ADT

AP Top25 The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 21, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking: 1. Clemson (55) 2. Alabama (6) 3. Georgia (1) 4. LSU 5. Ohio St. 6. Oklahoma 7. Auburn 8. Wisconsin 9. Florida 10. Notre Dame 11. Texas 12. Penn St. 13. Oregon 14. Iowa 15. California 16. Boise St. 17. Washington 18. Virginia 19. Utah

Record Pts 4-0 1543 4-0 1485 4-0 1400 4-0 1344 4-0 1288 3-0 1283 4-0 1169 3-0 1071 4-0 1022 2-1 989 3-1 968 3-0 848 3-1 839 3-0 714 4-0 547 4-0 524 3-1 498 4-0 430 3-1 426

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Hockey NHL Preseason EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 5 4 1 0 8 17 12 Boston 4 2 0 2 6 12 11 Detroit 5 2 1 2 6 14 14 Ottawa 4 2 2 0 4 11 14 Buffalo 4 2 2 0 4 11 14 Toronto 5 2 3 0 4 13 12 Tampa Bay 4 1 2 1 3 7 11 Florida 5 1 3 1 3 16 16 Metropolitan Division N.Y. Islanders 5 4 1 0 8 16 12 New Jersey 5 4 1 0 8 18 15 Washington 3 3 0 0 6 10 7 Carolina 3 2 1 0 4 7 3 Columbus 4 2 2 0 4 11 11 Pittsburgh 4 1 1 2 4 11 12 Philadelphia 5 1 2 2 4 11 14 N.Y. Rangers 3 0 3 0 0 6 12 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Nashville 4 3 1 0 6 13 10 St. Louis 4 3 1 0 6 13 9 Winnipeg 4 2 1 1 5 11 8 Chicago 4 2 1 1 5 11 12 Dallas 4 2 2 0 4 4 10 Minnesota 4 1 1 2 4 8 12 Colorado 4 1 3 0 2 7 13 Pacific Division Vegas 4 4 0 0 8 17 5 Vancouver 6 4 2 0 8 27 20 Los Angeles 5 3 1 1 7 16 14 Calgary 5 2 2 1 5 15 20 Edmonton 4 2 2 0 4 11 12 Arizona 4 2 2 0 4 12 13 Anaheim 3 1 1 1 3 7 10 San Jose 3 0 3 0 0 8 13 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Top three teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffs. Monday’s Games Toronto 3, Montreal 0 N.Y. Islanders 3, Detroit 2, OT Boston 4, Philadelphia 3, OT Vancouver 6, Ottawa 4 Los Angeles 3, Anaheim 0 Tuesday’s Games N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, 3 p.m. Tampa Bay at Florida, 3 p.m. Dallas at St. Louis, 4 p.m. Winnipeg at Calgary, 5 p.m. Arizona at Edmonton, 5 p.m. San Jose at Anaheim, 6 p.m. All Times ADT

AL Standings East Division W L x-New York 102 55 Tampa Bay 93 64 Boston 81 75 Toronto 64 93 Baltimore 51 106 Central Division Minnesota 96 60 Cleveland 92 64 Chicago 68 87 Kansas City 57 100 Detroit 46 109 West Division x-Houston 102 54 Oakland 94 62 Texas 75 81 Los Angeles 70 86 Seattle 66 90 x-clinched division

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East Division W L x-Atlanta 96 61 Washington 86 69 New York 81 75 Philadelphia 79 76 Miami 55 101 Central Division z-St. Louis 90 67 Milwaukee 86 70 Chicago 82 74 Cincinnati 73 83 Pittsburgh 65 91 West Division x-Los Angeles 100 56 Arizona 80 77 San Francisco 75 81 San Diego 70 86 Colorado 67 89 x-clinched division z-clinched playoff berth

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Sunday’s Games Baltimore 2, Seattle 1 N.Y. Yankees 8, Toronto 3 Detroit 6, Chicago White Sox 3 Boston 7, Tampa Bay 4 Houston 13, L.A. Angels 5 Minnesota 12, Kansas City 8 Texas 8, Oakland 3 Cleveland 10, Philadelphia 1 Monday’s Games Tampa Bay 7, Boston 4 Toronto 11, Baltimore 10, 15 innings Tuesday’s Games Minnesota (Odorizzi 14-7) at Detroit (Turnbull

Pct GB .611 -.555 9 .519 14½ .510 16 .353 40½ .573 -.551 3½ .526 7½ .468 16½ .417 24½ .641 -.510 20½ .481 25 .449 30 .429 33

Sunday’s Games N.Y. Mets 6, Cincinnati 3 Miami 5, Washington 3 San Francisco 4, Atlanta 1 Milwaukee 4, Pittsburgh 3 St. Louis 3, Chicago Cubs 2 L.A. Dodgers 7, Colorado 4 San Diego 6, Arizona 4, 10 innings Cleveland 10, Philadelphia 1 Monday’s Games Washington 7, Philadelphia 2 Miami 8, N.Y. Mets 4 St. Louis 9, Arizona 7 Tuesday’s Games Philadelphia (Nola 12-6) at Washington (Scherzer 10-7), 9:05 a.m., 1st game Milwaukee (Houser 6-7) at Cincinnati (Gray 11-7), 2:40 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Lester 13-10) at Pittsburgh (Keller 1-5), 3:05 p.m. Philadelphia (TBD) at Washington (TBD), 3:05 p.m., 2nd game Miami (Alcantara 5-14) at N.Y. Mets (Syndergaard 10-8), 3:10 p.m. Atlanta (Teheran 10-10) at Kansas City (Duffy 6-6), 4:15 p.m. St. Louis (Flaherty 10-8) at Arizona (Leake 12-11), 5:40 p.m. Colorado (Melville 2-3) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 9-9), 5:45 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Hill 4-1) at San Diego (Lamet 3-5), 6:10 p.m. All Times ADT Blue Jays 11, Orioles 10, 15 inn. 003 040 020 001 000 -- 10 16 1 321 000 102 001 001 -- 11 13 0

Shepherd, Phillips (4), M.Castro (6), Fry (7), Givens (7), Kline (8), Armstrong (9), Tate (10), Hess (11), Eades (13) and Sisco, Severino, Wynns; Buchholz, Shafer (5), Pannone (6), Gaviglio (7), Law (8), Tepera (8), Giles (10), Romano (11), Boshers (13), Adam (15) and Jansen, McGuire. W--Adam 3-0. L--Eades 0-1. HRs--Baltimore, Hays (4), Villar (24), Ruiz (12), C.Davis (12). Toronto, Grichuk (31), Drury (15), Jon.Davis (2), Biggio (16), Alford (1). Rays 7, Red Sox 4 Boston Tampa Bay

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Chacín, Poyner (4), Velázquez (5), Hembree (7), Johnson (8) and León; Snell, Roe (2), Fairbanks (3), Pruitt (4), Drake (5), Anderson (7), Castillo (8), Pagán (9), Poche (9) and d’Arnaud. W--Pruitt 3-0. L--Poyner 0-1. Sv--Poche (2). HRs--Tampa Bay, Choi (17), B.Lowe (17), Adames (20). Nationals 7, Phillies 2 Philadelphia Washington

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001 001 -- 2 5 0 020 02x -- 7 10 1

Eflin, Garcia (6), A.Davis (7), E.Ramos (8) and Knapp; Corbin, Rodney (7), Dan.Hudson (8), Guerra (9) and Gomes. W--Corbin 14-7. L--Eflin 9-13. HRs-Washington, Eaton (15), Gomes (11), Turner (17). Marlins 8, Mets 4 Miami New York

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020 012 -- 9 9 1 130 002 -- 7 11 1

Wainwright, Helsley (6), Gallegos (7), Brebbia (8), C.Martínez (9) and Molina; Young, Sherfy (6), Ginkel (7), Hirano (8), Duplantier (9), R.Scott (9) and C.Kelly. W--Wainwright 14-9. L--Young 7-5. Sv--C. Martínez (24). HRs--St. Louis, Edman (11), Goldschmidt (32), Molina (10), Bader (11). Arizona, C.Walker (27), Ahmed (19).


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Cardinals 9, Diamondbacks 7 St. Louis Arizona

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C.Smith, Kinley (7), Moran (7), Quijada (8), Stanek (9) and Alfaro; Matz, Familia (6), Lockett (7), Brach

BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX -- Reinstated RHP Heath Hembree from the 10-day IL. Promoted Mike Rikard to vice president/scouting, Paul Toboni to director/amateur scouting, Devin Pearson to assistant director/amateur scouting and Stephen Hargett to amateur crosschecker. KANSAS CITY ROYALS -- Announced the retirement of manager Ned Yost, effective at the end of the season. TAMPA BAY RAYS -- Designated 2B Kean Wong for assignment. Reinstated 2B Brandon Lowe from the 60-day IL. FOOTBALL National Football League NFL -- Named Janet Nova deputy general counsel for media and league business affairs. ARIZONA CARDINALS -- Released WR Michael Crabtree. CHICAGO BEARS -- Waived TE Bradley Sowell. Signed DT Abdullah Anderson from the practice roster. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS -- Released DE Jamal Davis from the practice squad. Signed DE Gerri Green to the practice squad. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS -- Placed FB James Develin on IR. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS -- Announced the retirement of LS Jon Condo. Canadian Football League Montreal Alouettes--Suspended QB Vernon Adams Jr. for one game, effective immediately. HOCKEY National Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKS -- Assigned D Dawson Davidson, Scott Moldenhauer and Steven Ruggiero; RWs Alex Dostie, Johno May, Deven Sideroff qnd Corey Tropp; Gs Roman Durny and Olle Eriksson Ek; LWs Brent Gates Jr. and Luke Gazdic; and Cs Antoine Morand and Conor Riley to San Diego (AHL). Assigned D Mathew Hill to Barrie (OHL) and C Chase Wouters to Saskatoon (WHL). Assigned G Lukas Dostal to Ilbes (Finland). ARIZONA COYOTES -- Assigned Fs Beau Bennett and Andy Miele; and D Dysin Mayo and Robbie Russo to Tucson (AHL). BUFFALO SABRES -- Assigned F Jean-Sebastien Dea to Rochester (AHL). CALGARY FLAMES -- Released RW Alexandre Grenier from a professional tryout. Waived C Byron Froese, LW Justin Kirkland, RW Buddy Robinson and D Andrew Nielsen and Rinat Valiev for the purpose of assignment to Stockton (AHL). Assigned LW/C Martin Pospisil; LW Ryan Lomberg; RWs Matthew Phillips and Eetu Tuulola; Gs Tyler Parsons and Artyom Zagidulin; D Robert Hamilton, Zach Leslie, Corey Schueneman and Alexander Yelesin; and Cs Glenn Gawdin, Adam Ruzicka and Luke Philp to Stockton and LW Jakob Pelletier to Moncton (QMJHL). DALLAS STARS -- Signed D Thomas Harley to a three-year, entry-level contract. NASHVILLE PREDATORS -- Assigned G Troy Grosenick, D Alexandre Carrier and Matt Donovan and Fs Colin Colin Blackwell, Laurent Dauphin and Anthony Richard to Milwaukee (AHL). NEW YORK RANGERS -- Assigned D Sean Day and Fs Connor Brickley, Tim Gettinger, Nick Jones and Dawson Leedahl to Hartford (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING -- Re-signed F Brayden Point to a three-year contract. WASHINGTON CAPITALS -- Named Haley Skarupa hockey ambassador. SOCCER Major League Soccer ATLANTA UNITED -- Announced the retirement of D Michael Parkhurst,effective at the end of the season. SPORTING KANSAS CITY -- Announced the team and M Yohan Croizet have mutually agreed to part ways. COLLEGE EMORY -- Named Jessica Fritsche assistant track and field coach. HAMILTON -- Named Tom Rishcoff assistant men’s and women’s tennis coach. RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE -- Named Haley Crossley assistant women’s gymnastics coach. RUTGERS -- Granted a contract extension to wrestling coach Scott Goodale through the end of the 2023-24 season. SHENANDOAH -- Added men’s wrestling as an intercollegiate athletic program.

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Russian doping Cards stay hot, nip Diamondbacks issues persist By The Associated Press D OHA , Qatar — Russia’s doping troubles are nowhere near over. After a head-snapping day of developments from Moscow to Tokyo to the Middle East, the country has new fears that its status at next year’s Olympics could be in jeopardy — and no doubt about where it stands in track and field. “It just reinforces everything,” Rune Andersen, the head of track’s task force on Russian doping, said Monday in Qatar after recommending that the country’s federation remain barred during this week’s world championships. Earlier Monday, the World Anti-Doping Agency had announced during its meeting in Tokyo that it was giving Russia three weeks to explain what looked like manipulation of critical data from its Moscow lab, which was not matching up with data WADA received from a whistleblower who helped break open the Russian doping scandal in 2016. The lab data was key to prosecuting cases stemming from Russia’s intricate plot to give its athletes performance enhancers in preparation for the 2014 Sochi Olympics and other big events, while preventing them from getting caught. Andersen’s report for track’s governing body, the IAAF, offered a detailed accounting of the data case that WADA had made public earlier. It said the discrepancies “are not random. In many cases, they relate to positive findings that appear” in the database provided by the whistleblower.

By The Associated Press PHOENIX — Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer in his return to Chase Field, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-7 Monday night for their sixth straight win. Yadier Molina also connected as the Cardinals moved 3 1/2 games of idle Milwaukee in the NL Central. St. Louis has five games remaining in the regular season while Milwaukee has six. The Diamondbacks were eliminated from postseason contention. Goldschmidt had a big night in his return to the desert after playing eight years for the Diamondbacks from 2011-18. He got a loud ovation from fans in the first inning. Adam Wainwright (14-9) won his fifth straight start, allowing five runs over five innings. Carlos Martínez earned his 24th save. Arizona’s Alex Young (7-5) surrendered six runs in five innings.

Meanwhile, in Moscow, Russian officials took a dreary view of the developments, which could lead to the country’s anti-doping agency being suspended again, some 12 months after reinstatement upon delivering the lab data to WADA. “The situation is very serious,” Russian Olympic Committee president Stanislav Pozdnyakov said. He added that if Russia can’t either rebut the claim or identify potential suspects in the data manipulation, “then the Russian Olympic team’s prospects of taking part in the Games in Tokyo next year could be under threat.” With the Russian Olympic Committee suspended last year, Russians competed as “Olympic Athletes from Russia” at the Pyeongchang Games — not allowed to wear their country’s colors or bring their country’s flag. The IOC reinstated the Russian Olympic Committee after those Winter Games, and all appeared to be getting back to normal for Tokyo. Until this. When asked about the data investigation, the IOC said it “fully respects this process” and WADA’s jurisdiction. The possibility of data manipulation has potential to threaten dozens of cases that individual sports federations have been pursuing against Russian athletes. The data already has been used to support suspensions against 12 Russian weightlifters, including 10 former world or European championship medalists, and cases in the winter sport of biathlon.

— Ji-Man Choi, Brandon Lowe and Willy Adames homered during Tampa Bay’s six-run fourth inning, and the Rays moved into sole possession of the second AL wild card. The Rays hold a half-game lead over Cleveland, which had the day off. Boston slugger J.D. Martinez drove in a run to become the ninth player in franchise history to have at least 35 homers and 100 RBIs in multiple seasons. Colin Poche, the ninth Tampa Bay pitcher, struck out Christian Vazquez and Xander Bogaerts with two on in the ninth for his second save. Austin Pruitt (3-0) worked one inning. Bobby Poyner (0-1) got the loss.

MARLINS 8, METS 4 NEW YORK — Steven Matz allowed two homers to Jorge Alfaro, including a grand slam, and the Mets lost to the Marlins to dim their fading postseason hopes. Amed Rosario cut into Miami’s big lead with his own slam, but the Mets dropped five games behind idle Milwaukee for the final NL playoff spot with six games remaining. They also trail Washington by 5 1/2 games for the top wild card after the

NATIONALS 7, PHILLIES 2 WASHINGTON — Patrick Corbin pitched six effective innings, and the Nationals strengthened their playoff positioning. Adam Eaton, Yan Gomes and Trea Turner homered for Washington, which moved a half-game ahead


Nationals beat Philadelphia 7-2. New York (81-75) would be locked out of the postseason with a loss Tuesday and victories by Washington and Milwaukee. Matz (10-10) permitted six runs in five-plus innings in his 100th big league start. Marlins left-hander Caleb Smith (10-10) allowed four runs in six innings.

BLUE JAYS 11, ORIOLES 10 TORONTO — Anthony Alford hit a game-ending drive in the 15th inning for his first career homer, sending Toronto to the victory. Alford connected against rookie right-hander Ryan Eades (0-1), who was trying to close out a third consecutive scoreless inning. Baltimore’s Chris Davis homered against Jordan Romano in the 12th, but the Blue Jays tied it in the bottom half on Jonathan Davis’ sacrifice fly. Jason Adam (3-0) worked one inning for the win. Austin Hays homered twice and drove in five runs for Baltimore.

Royals’ Yost to retire from managing KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ned Yost did something that few thought possible when he took over the Kansas City Royals in 2010: He not only built the organization into a winner but delivered the long-suffering organization its first World Series title in three decades. Now, he’s leaving the next rebuilding job to someone else. Yost announced Monday that he will be retiring

at the end of the season, ending a nine-year tenure that included two American League pennants and that dramatic 2015 championship. The announcement came on an off-day for the Royals, who lost 12-8 on Sunday to the AL Central-leading Twins to fall to 57-100 — their second consecutive season with at least 100 losses. The Royals wrap up their season — and their skipper’s

big league managerial career — with two games against the Braves beginning Tuesday night, then a weekend series at home against Minnesota. The 65-year-old Yost, who has been on a year-to-year contract, will retire as the club’s career wins leader with 744 to date. He is the only manager to lead the Royals to back-to-back World Series, losing to the Giants in seven games in 2014 and beating the Mets in five the following year.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here as your manager and will never forget the good and the hard times we had together as an organization and a fan base,” Yost said. “I will never forget the fact that you fans supported us through it all. Kansas City will always have a special place in my heart, and I look forward to rooting the Royals on to their next world championship very soon.”

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PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T Mobility, LLC is proposing to install a 150foot monopole (154-foot overall including lighting rod) at 549 North Forest Drive, Kenai, Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK 99611 (60 34 3.5 N / 151 16 53.3 W). The Height od the tower will be 45.7 meters above ground level (72.5 meters above mean sea level). The Tower is anticipated to have no lights. AT&T Mobility, LLC welcomes comments on the impact of the proposed action on any districts, sites, buildings, structures or objects significant in American history, archaeology, engineering or culture that are listed or determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places under National Historic Preservation Act Section 106. Specific informtion regarding the project is available by contacting EBI Consulting, Project 611900.3.1SBT during nromal business hours. Comments must be received at 6876 Susquehanna Trail South, York PA, 17403, or via telephone at (248) 390-9151 within 30 days of publication date. Interested persons may also review the application for this project at by entereing Antenna Structure Registration (Form 854) file no. A1143338. Interested persons may raise environmental concerns about the project under the National Environmental Policy Act rules of the Federal Communications Commission, 47 CFR §1.1307, by notifying the FCC of the specific reasons that the action may have a signifcant impact on the quality of the human environment. Requests for Environmental Review must be filed within 30 days of the date that noticeof the project is published on the FCC’s website and may only raise environmental concerns. The FCC strongly encourages interested parties to file Requests for Environmental Review online at the, but they may be filed with a paper copy by mailing the Request to FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554. A copy of the REuest should also be provided to EBI Consulting at 6876 Susquehanna Trail South, York, PA 17403. Pub: September 24, 2019 874802


The City of Soldotna hereby invites qualified firms to submit a firm price for acceptance by the City for the Swiftwater Campground Gravel Supply. The project scope of work includes supply and delivery of 2,300 CY of gravel to various locations within Swiftwater Campground. This contract is subject to the provision of State of Alaska, Title 36, Minimum Wage Rates. The subsequent contract will require certificates of insurance and may require performance and payment bonds. One (1) complete set of the bid package is to be submitted to the City of Soldotna at 177 North Birch Street, Soldotna, Alaska 99669. These forms must be enclosed in a sealed envelope with the bidder’s name on the outside and clearly marked: BID:

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DUE DATE: October 1, 2019 at 3:00 P.M The project documents may be obtained from the City of Soldotna beginning September 23, 2019 for a non-refundable fee of $10.00 (without tax). An additional non-refundable fee of $5.00 will be required if mailing is requested. Project documents may be downloaded from the City of Soldotna web site at: It is not required to be on the planholders list to bid on City of Soldotna projects. To receive project addendums, you must be on the planholders list. To be placed on the planholders list, please contact Suzanne Lagasse either by phone (7141241) or email Downloading projects from the City web site does not automatically put you on the planholders list. Pub: September 24, 2019



LEGALS NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND SALE 0229-3260376 NAMING TRUSTEE: FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY TRUSTOR: KENT L. TOMPKINS, a single person BENEFICIARIES: RONNIE L. ALDRIDGE and CHRISTINE ALDRIDGE, husband and wife OWNER OF RECORD: KENT L. TOMPKINS Said Deed of Trust was executed on the 27th day of June 2017, and recorded on the 5th day of July, 2017, Serial No. 2017-004931. Said Deed of Trust has not been assigned by the Beneficiaries. Said documents having been recorded in the Kenai Recording District, Third Judicial District, State of Alaska, describing: LOT ONE (1), LAKE VIEW TERRACE NO. 3 PHASE ONE, according to the official plat thereof, filed under Plat No. 87-66, Kenai Recording District, Third Judicial District, State of Alaska (Parcel No: 063-293-05). The physical address of the real property described above is 36866 St. Theresa Road, Sterling Alaska, 99672. The undersigned, being the original, or properly substituted Trustee hereby gives notice that a breach of the obligations under the Deed of Trust has occurred in that the Trustor has failed to satisfy the indebtedness secured thereby: ONE HUNDRED ELEVEN THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED NINE AND 11/100TH DOLLARS ($111,209.11), plus interest, late charges, costs, attorney fees and other foreclosure costs actually incurred, and any future advances thereunder. Said default may be cured and the sale terminated upon payment of the sum of default plus interest, late charges, costs, attorney fees and other foreclosure costs actually incurred, and any future advances thereunder, prior to the sale date. If Notice of Default has been recorded two or more times previously and default has been cured, the trustee may elect to refuse payment and continue the sale. Upon demand of the Beneficiaries, the Trustee elects to sell the above-described property, with proceeds to be applied to the total indebtedness secured thereby.

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Said sale shall be held at public auction at the ALASKA COURT SYSTEM BUILDING, 125 TRADING BAY DR., #100, KENAI, ALASKA, on the 15th day of October, 2019, said sale shall commence at 11:30 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, in conjunction with such other sales that the Trustee or its attor-ney may conduct. DATED this 12th day of July, 2019. FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY By: Kristi A. Larson Title: Authorized Signer Pub: Sept 10, 17, 24 & Oct 1, 2019 872948 Shop the classifieds for great deals on great stuff.


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The Kenai Peninsula Borough hereby invites qualified firms to submit a firm price bid for acceptance by the Borough for Procurement of new and demo / replacement of two (2) existing cast iron boilers. All work to be done per owner provided construction documents. Coordination with KPB and the Fire Department will be required. The building is in use and will remain in use throughout the work and a temporary source of heating is to be installed as part of the scope of work.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough hereby invites qualified firms to submit a firm price for acceptance by the Borough for Homer High School Boiler Replacement. The project consists of the following: Procurement of new and demo / replacement of three (3) existing cast iron boilers, stack-vents, piping and related equipment. All work to be done per owner provided construction documents and in a scheduled, Phased process & time-line beginning after the NTP. Coordination with KPB and the School will be required. The building is in use and will remain in use throughout the school session ending in May 2020.

A pre-bid conference will be held at Anchor Point Fire Station, 72440 Milo Fritz Ave, Anchor Point, AK 99556 on October 1, 2019, 11:00 AM. Attendance at the pre-bid is not mandatory but is strongly recommended.

A pre-bid conference will be held at Homer High School, 600 E. Fairview Ave, Homer Alaska 99603 on October 1, 2019, 1:00 PM. Attendance at the pre-bid is not mandatory but is strongly recommended.

This contract is subject to the provision of State of Alaska, Title 36, Minimum Wage Rates. The subsequent contract will require certificates of insurance and may require performance and payment bonds.

This contract is subject to the provision of State of Alaska, Title 36, Minimum Wage Rates. The subsequent contract will require certificates of insurance and may require performance and payment bonds.

Bid documents may be obtained beginning September 24, 2019 online at Hard copies can be picked up at the Purchasing and Contracting Department at 47140 E. Poppy Lane, Soldotna, Alaska (907) 714-2260.

Bid documents may be obtained beginning September 24, 2019 online at Hard copies can be picked up at the Purchasing and Contracting Department at 47140 E. Poppy Lane, Soldotna, Alaska (907) 714-2260.

One (1) complete set of the bid package may be submitted electronically through or in hard copy to the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Purchasing and Contracting Department at 47140 E Poppy Lane, Soldotna, Alaska 99669. If submitting a hard copy bid, these forms must be enclosed in a sealed envelope with the bidder’s name on the outside and clearly marked:

One (1) complete set of the bid package may be submitted electronically through or in hard copy to the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Purchasing and Contracting Department at 47140 E Poppy Lane, Soldotna, Alaska 99669. If submitting a hard copy bid, these forms must be enclosed in a sealed envelope with the bidder’s name on the outside and clearly marked:


ITB20-008 ANCHOR POINT FIRE STATION BOILER REPLACEMENT DUE DATE: October 14, 2019, no later than 2:00 PM

Kenai Peninsula Borough Pub: September 24, 2019


ITB20-009 HOMER HIGH SCHOOL BOILER REPLACEMENT DUE DATE: October 14, 2019, no later than 2:00 PM


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(20) QVC

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 (43) AMC

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5 PM


108 252

(28) USA

105 242

(30) TBS

139 247

(31) TNT

138 245

(34) ESPN 140 206 (35) ESPN2 144 209

131 254

(46) TOON 176 296 (47) ANPL 184 282 (49) DISN

173 291

(50) NICK

171 300

(51) FREE 180 311 (55) TLC

183 280

(56) DISC

182 278

118 265

(60) HGTV 112 229 (61) FOOD 110 231 (65) CNBC 208 355 (67) FNC

205 360

(81) COM

107 249

(82) SYFY 122 244

303 504

^ HBO2 304 505 + MAX

311 516

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329 554


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Wheel of For- The Conners Bless This tune (N) ‘G’ (N) ‘PG’ Mess “459” (N) ‘PG’ Last Man Last Man Chicago P.D. “Allegiance” Standing ‘PG’ Standing ‘PG’ Halstead and Atwater go under cover. ‘14’ KTVA 6 p.m. Evening News NCIS Ziva surprises Gibbs. (N) ‘14’ The Big Bang The Big Bang The Resident Construction Theory ‘PG’ Theory ‘PG’ causes a gas explosion. (N) ‘14’ Channel 2 Newshour (N) The Voice The coaches seek America’s best voice. (N) ‘PG’

mixed-ish black-ish (N) Emergence “Pilot” Jo Evans ABC News at (:35) Jimmy Kimmel Live ‘14’ (:37) Nightline (N) ‘G’ “Becoming ‘PG’ discovers a young girl. (N) 10 (N) (3) A Bow” ‘PG’ ‘PG’ Chicago P.D. “Homecoming” Dateline ‘PG’ DailyMailTV 2 Broke Girls How I Met Pawn Stars Woods looks to take down (N) ‘14’ Your Mother ‘PG’ (6) M Voight. ‘14’ ‘14’ FBI A bomb detonates at a NCIS: New Orleans Hannah KTVA Night- (:35) The Late Show With James Cor (8) C restaurant. (N) ‘14’ gets suspended. ‘14’ cast Stephen Colbert (N) ‘PG’ den Empire “What Is Love” LuFox 4 News at 9 (N) TMZ (N) ‘PG’ TMZ ‘PG’ Entertainment Two and a cious is a wanted fugitive on Tonight Half Men ‘14’ (9) F the run. (N) ‘14’ This Is Us “Strangers” Jack (:08) New Amsterdam “Your Channel 2 (:34) The Tonight Show Star- (:37) Late meets Rebecca’s parents. Turn” Max works to find a new News: Late ring Jimmy Fallon (N Same- Night With (10) N (N) ‘14’ normal. ‘14’ Edition (N) day Tape) ‘14’ Seth Meyers Country Music “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way? (1973-1983)” Cross- Country Music “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way? (1973-1983)” Crossovers and a new “Outlaw” sound. ‘14’ overs and a new “Outlaw” sound. ‘14’ (12) P

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Expedition Unknown “Legends Never Die” A cult’s treasure; Code of the Wild A legendary Code of the Wild A mobster’s Code of the Wild A legendary (57) T silver mine. ‘PG’ vampire. (N) ‘PG’ silver mine. ‘PG’ lost fortune. ‘PG’ American Pickers “Tick Tock American Pickers “Texas (:02) American Pickers (:05) American Pickers ‘PG’ (:05) American Pickers ‘PG’ (:03) American Pickers (58) H Frank” ‘PG’ Pick’em” ‘PG’ “Presidential Picks” ‘PG’ “Texas Pick’em” ‘PG’ The First 48 Miami police The First 48 A young woman The First 48 “Monster” A The First 48 ‘PG’ (:01) 60 Days In: Narcoland (:04) The First 48 A local (:03) The First 48 “Monster” probe a janitor’s murder. ‘14’ has a deadly premonition. ‘14’ detective tracks a sadistic Participants share their experi- criminal is fatally stabbed. ‘14’ A detective tracks a sadistic (59) killer. ‘14’ ences. (N) ‘14’ killer. ‘14’ Fixer Upper “Sweet Surprise Fixer Upper ‘G’ Fixer Upper Chip and Jo Fixer Upper Clients want a Stay or Sell A homeowner House Hunt- Hunters Int’l House Hunt- Hunters Int’l Stay or Sell A homeowner (60) H at the Silos” ‘G’ tackle a loft apartment. ‘G’ cottage with a view. ‘G’ holds an elected seat. ‘G’ ers (N) ‘G’ ers ‘G’ holds an elected seat. ‘G’ Chopped A protein-packed Chopped The competitors Chopped First round includes Chopped “Best Halloween Chopped Halloween-themed Chopped “Halloween HiChopped “Mummies and Chopped Halloween-themed (61) F competition. ‘G’ work with game meat. ‘G’ snouts. ‘G’ Ever” ‘G’ competition. ‘G’ jinks” ‘G’ Gummies” ‘G’ competition. ‘G’ Shark Tank A motorized ve- Shark Tank A fire-starting The Profit “Car Cash” ‘PG’ The Profit Marcus helps two The Profit A chain of natural The Profit “Tea2Go” Tea Dateline NBC A young Army Dateline NBC A father’s fight (65) C hicle suit. ‘PG’ solution. ‘PG’ wine enthusiasts. ‘PG’ pet food stores. ‘PG’ store. ‘PG’ medic goes missing. for justice. Tucker Carlson Tonight (N) Hannity (N) The Ingraham Angle (N) Fox News at Night With Tucker Carlson Tonight Hannity The Ingraham Angle Fox News at Night With (67) Shannon Bream (N) Shannon Bream (:10) South (:45) South (:15) South Park ‘MA’ (5:50) South (:25) South South Park South Park South Park South Park Tosh.0 (N) The Jim Jef- The Daily Lights Out-D. (:05) Tosh.0 (:36) Tosh.0 (81) C Park ‘MA’ Park ‘MA’ Park ‘MA’ Park ‘MA’ ‘MA’ ‘MA’ ‘MA’ ‘MA’ ‘14’ feries Show Show Spade ‘14’ ‘14’ (2:30) “Underworld” (2003) “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” (2007, Fantasy) Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert (:02) “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” (2009, Children’s) Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma (:31) Futura (82) S Kate Beckinsale. Grint, Emma Watson. Harry prepares a group of students to fight Voldemort. Watson. New dangers lurk for Harry, Dumbledore and their friends. ma ‘PG’


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

3 PM


Josh Gates’ Destination (57) TRAV 196 277 Truth ‘PG’ American Pickers ‘PG’ (58) HIST 120 269 (59) A&E


Dog Bounty Dog Bounty Dog’s Most Wanted “AlaMarried ... Married ... Married ... Married ... How I Met How I Met Elementary “Meet Your (8) W Hunter Hunter bama Sweep” ‘14’ With With With With Your Mother Your Mother Maker” ‘PG’ Countdown to Christmas “Holiday Decor” Festive holiday Countdown to Christmas House to Home by Valerie - Holiday Edition (N) (Live) ‘G’ Countdown to Christmas (20) home decor. (N) (Live) ‘G’ “Holiday Decor” (N) ‘G’ “Holiday Decor” (N) ‘G’ Wife Swap A mother devoted Wife Swap Rocker wife swaps Wife Swap “Myers/Sutton” “Stepmom” (1998, Drama) Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris. A woman tries hard to (:03) “A Walk to Remember” (2002, Romance) Shane West, to her son’s career. ‘PG’ with ex-military wife. ‘PG’ A mother who pampers her make her lover’s children accept her. Mandy Moore, Peter Coyote. A high-school delinquent courts (23) family. ‘PG’ a minister’s daughter. Law & Order: Special Vic- Modern Fam- Modern Fam- Modern Fam- Modern Fam- WWE SmackDown! (N Same-day Tape) ‘PG’ Treadstone “Special Preview” Law & Order: Special Vic- Law & Order: Special Vic (28) tims Unit ‘14’ ily ‘PG’ ily ‘PG’ ily ‘PG’ ily ‘PG’ (N) ‘MA’ tims Unit ‘14’ tims Unit ‘14’ American American Family Guy Family Guy Seinfeld “The Seinfeld ‘PG’ The Big Bang The Big Bang The Big Bang The Big Bang The Big Bang The Big Bang Conan Anna Impractical Impractical Conan Anna Dad ‘14’ Dad ‘14’ “Viewer Mail “Internal Af- Bottle Deposit” Theory ‘14’ Theory ‘14’ Theory ‘14’ Theory ‘14’ Theory ‘14’ Theory ‘PG’ Faris; Gavin Jokers ‘14’ Jokers ‘14’ Faris; Gavin (30) 2” ‘14’ fairs” ‘14’ ‘G’ Matts. ‘14’ Matts. ‘14’ “Bourne “The Bourne Legacy” (2012, Action) Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz. Jason “Kong: Skull Island” (2017) Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson. Explorers “Kong: Skull Island” (2017) Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson. Explorers (31) Legacy” Bourne’s actions have consequences for a new agent. encounter a gigantic ape and monstrous creatures. encounter a gigantic ape and monstrous creatures. ESPN Documentaries (N) MLB Baseball Teams TBA. (N) (Live) SportsCenter With Scott Van SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter (34) E Pelt (N) (Live) WNBA Basketball Washington Mystics at Las Vegas Aces. WNBA Basketball Connecticut Sun at Los Angeles Sparks. Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show To Be Announced Now or Never UFC Main MLB Baseball Teams TBA. (35) E Game 4. (If necessary). (N) (Live) Game 4. (If necessary). (N) (Live) (N) (N) Event (N) (N Same-day Tape)

Graham (36) ROOT 426 687 Bensinger Mom ‘14’ (38) PARMT 241 241 (43) AMC


Mike & Molly Mike & Molly ‘14’ “Baby Bump” ‘14’ The Ellen DeGeneres Show KTVA 5 p.m. CBS Evening (N) ‘PG’ First Take News Two and a Entertainment Funny You Funny You Half Men ‘14’ Tonight (N) Should Ask Should Ask ‘PG’ ‘PG’ Judge Judy Judge Judy Channel 2 NBC Nightly ‘PG’ ‘PG’ News 5:00 News With Report (N) Lester Holt Father Brown “The Smallest BBC World Nightly Busi- PBS NewsHour (N) of Things” Dollhouse crime News ness Report scene. ‘PG’ America ‘G’

Dog Bounty Dog Bounty Dog Bounty (8) WGN-A 239 307 Hunter Hunter Hunter Holidays With Shawn (N) (Live) ‘G’ (20) QVC 137 317 (23) LIFE

Strahan, Sara & Keke Divorce Divorce The Talk ‘14’ Paternity Simpsons Days of our Lives ‘14’ Molly Go Luna

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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

2 PM


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

(3) ABC-13 13



In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night JAG “Force Recon” ‘14’ JAG ‘PG’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ JAG ‘PG’ In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night JAG “The Guardian” ‘14’ JAG “Code Blue” ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ 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 JAG “Rendezvous” ‘14’ JAG ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods “Blues” ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Last Man Last Man In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night JAG “Ghost Ship” ‘PG’ JAG ‘PG’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods “Rectify” ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Last Man Last Man Alegria Footwear (N) ‘G’ Joan Rivers Classics Jayne & Pat’s Closet (N) (Live) ‘G’ Martha Stewart - Garden Martha Stewart - Fashion G.I.L.I. with Jill Martin ‘G’ PM Style With Amy Stran (7:00) Countdown to Christmas “Holiday Decor” ‘G’ HomeWorx Holiday Decorating With Pat (N) (Live) ‘G’ Gourmet Holiday (N) (Live) ‘G’ Santa’s Best (N) (Live) ‘G’ Countdown to Christmas House to Home by Valerie - Holiday Edition (N) ‘G’ Countdown to Christmas “Holiday Decor” (N) ‘G’ Gourmet Holiday (N) (Live) ‘G’ At Home With Carolyn (N) (Live) ‘G’ Skechers (N) (Live) ‘G’ Clarks Footwear (N) ‘G’ Fall Cleanup (N) (Live) ‘G’ Breezies Intimates Bright Ideas With Jennifer (N) (Live) ‘G’ (7:00) philosophy - beauty Isaac Mizrahi Live! (N) ‘G’ Journey by Lois Hill Silver philosophy - beauty (N) (Live) ‘G’ Urban Decay Cosmetics philosophy - beauty ‘G’ Holiday Gift Preview ‘G’ The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘14’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Cheerleader Generation Cheerleader Generation Cheerleader Generation Cheerleader Generation Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ UnREAL (N) ‘MA’ UnREAL “Wild Card” ‘MA’ UnREAL “Cold Call” ‘MA’ UnREAL “No Limit” ‘MA’ UnREAL “Tilt” (N) ‘MA’ UnREAL “Bluff” (N) ‘MA’ UnREAL (N) ‘MA’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU NCIS “Baltimore” ‘14’ NCIS “Swan Song” ‘14’ NCIS “Pyramid” ‘14’ NCIS ‘14’ NCIS “Restless” ‘PG’ NCIS ‘PG’ NCIS ‘PG’ NCIS ‘PG’ Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Seinfeld Seinfeld Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Burgers Burgers Seinfeld Seinfeld ‘G’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Seinfeld Seinfeld Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘14’ Seinfeld ‘G’ Seinfeld Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘14’ Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Charmed ‘PG’ Supernatural ‘PG’ Supernatural ‘PG’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ “How to Be Single” (2016) Dakota Johnson. Charmed ‘PG’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘PG’ Supernatural ‘14’ “The Bourne Legacy” (2012) Jeremy Renner. Charmed ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ “Maleficent” (2014) Charmed ‘PG’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Bones ‘14’ Bones ‘14’ “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (2016) Charmed ‘PG’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Bones ‘14’ Bones ‘14’ Bones ‘14’ Bones ‘14’ SportsCenter (N) (Live) NFL PrimeTime (N) (Live) NFL Live (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) Around Interruption Monday Night Countdown (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) Outside NFL Live (N) (Live) NBA: The Jump (N) (Live) High Noon Question Around Interruption SportsCenter (N) (Live) American Game SportsCenter (N) (Live) Outside NFL Live (N) (Live) NBA: The Jump (N) (Live) High Noon Question Around Interruption SportsCenter (N) (Live) MLB Baseball SportsCenter (N) (Live) Outside NFL Live (N) (Live) NBA: The Jump (N) (Live) High Noon Question Around Interruption SportsCenter (N) (Live) CFB 150 Countdown SportsCenter (N) (Live) Outside NFL Live (N) (Live) NBA: The Jump (N) (Live) High Noon Question Around Interruption SportsCenter (N) (Live) College Football First Take Jalen & Jacoby (N) NBA: The Jump (N) (Live) High Noon Question NFL Live SportsCenter (N) (Live) NBA: The Jump First Take Jalen & Jacoby (N) NFL Live Football High Noon Question Daily Wager (N) (Live) NFL Great Super Bowl First Take Jalen & Jacoby (N) NFL Live Football High Noon Question Daily Wager (N) (Live) NFL Live First Take Jalen & Jacoby (N) NFL Live Football High Noon Question Daily Wager (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) First Take Jalen & Jacoby (N) NFL Live Football Max Question Daily Wager (N) (Live) MLB Baseball The Rich Eisen Show (N) (Live) ‘PG’ Paid Prog. 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Sister is left out of the loop when family visits her town DEAR ABBY: I live in — FORGOTTEN SISAtlanta, and my family TER IN GEORGIA lives four hours south. My brother travels here DEAR SISTER: You often to visit his girlfriend have the right to feel howand their son. I never ever you feel. But I have know he’s in town unless to wonder how close you another family member and your brother really mentions it or he posts are, and whether you get a photo of himself at a along with the girlfriend. local landmark. I suspect this may be Dear Abby My parents and why you are not included Jeanne Phillips brother came here to atduring these visits. Your tend my nephew’s school parents may not have told band concert. No one mentioned you they were in town because they that they were coming or contacted were asked not to or didn’t want to me during their visit. I learned about hurt your feelings. I think it’s time for it after speaking with my granda family discussion, don’t you? mother the following day. Since then, I have spoken to my parents once DEAR ABBY: I’ve always been very briefly, and they still haven’t menindependent and haven’t had many tioned it. Apparently, judging from serious relationships in my 34 years the group text I just received, my of life. For the last two years, I have brother is back in town again today been in a healthy relationship with a for another event. man who is kind, smart and makes I don’t want to make this about me feel like I can be myself. me, but I feel left out. Do I have the On our first anniversary, although right to have hurt feelings? we had never talked about marriage,

he surprised me with a proposal. I didn’t feel the excitement and joy that I had always pictured myself feeling when this moment finally happened to me. We haven’t set a wedding date, nor am I thrilled about getting married. I love this person and appreciate him, but I feel like I should be overthe-moon about spending forever with him. Do these blase feelings mean this isn’t the right person for me, or that I’m simply not ready for the next step? — BEWILDERED MOUNTAIN GIRL DEAR GIRL: Real life isn’t like it is portrayed in the movies and on television. There is no cookie-cutter reaction to receiving a proposal. Many women would be thrilled to receive a proposal of marriage from a man who is kind, smart and with whom they can be themselves. (I am not implying that this should be you.) My recommendation is that you two have a LONG engagement as

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well as premarital counseling, so you can both determine what’s important to you and if you are on the same page. Frankly, these discussions should have started well before a proposal. DEAR ABBY: I have been married for five years and together with my husband for 15. I love him, and I try to look attractive for him. I recently got a shorter haircut that I thought looks nice. When my husband saw it, his reaction was, “It doesn’t look bad,” and, “If you like it, that’s all that matters.” I can’t help but feel slighted and a little hurt. Am I being too sensitive? — HURT IN WASHINGTON DEAR HURT: Maybe. Your husband is entitled to his reaction, and he was honest with you. Would you have preferred that he lie? If you like the new hairstyle, keep it. If you are having second thoughts, remember it’s not an arm or a leg; it’s only hair, and it will grow.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHHH No one can extinguish your fire when you are off crusading. You might find it difficult to slow down; however, an unexpected thought or insight stops you in your tracks. Tonight: Graciously accept an invitation that might involve a foreigner or travel.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHH One-on-one relating might make you feel tense about a personal matter. Relax and be yourself. The unexpected comes up when you’re dealing with others. You could actu-

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH What seemed impossible to discuss now becomes an active conversation allowing greater give and take. You somehow see a situation differently than you have in the past. Another person’s actions help shed light on this matter. Tonight: At your favorite haunt.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHH Be aware of efforts you are making toward another person. Something now seems to be a hassle and no longer work. Walk toward success and contentment. Tonight: Time for some shopping.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHHH You feel as if anything is possible at the moment. Someone might swipe at you just to see if you tumble. Even if you do, you come right back. Honor a fast change of pace caused by an outside event. Your imagination supplies many ideas today. Tonight: Say yes to living.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HH Know when to kick back and allow others to take the lead. You

HHHH Zero in on what works, and do not hesitate to ask for more of what you want. Remain upbeat no matter what comes up, and do what is needed. A meeting could prove to be more positive and consequential than you originally thought. Tonight: Go with the flow.

STUFF IT Dear Heloise: I store my expensive purses and luxury handbags stuffed with butcher paper so they will keep their shape. Do you have any other hints for storage? — Jennifer J. in Houston Jennifer, before storing the bag, empty it completely, and remove any dust or loose particles from it. Don’t stuff the bag with newspaper; the print could rub off inside the bag. Store the stuffed bag in a dust bag (a soft, natu-

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HHHH Listen to news with an open mind. You cannot change what is happening around you, but you can respond differently. You are full of questions as you seek out options. You will find a friend instrumental to a resolution. Tonight: How can you not say yes to an offer?

HHHH You seem to be heading in a new direction. You know what you want. Know you are being watched. A boss or authority figure is clearly impressed with your decisions and actions. Tonight: In the limelight.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHH Toss yourself into a project if you can. Understand your limits as well as the limits of others. You could be confused about your options. Ask the necessary questions. Do not hesitate to zero in on what you want. Tonight: Take a long walk.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH Defer to another person and you will gain. Understand what is happening behind the scenes. Stretch and walk in another person’s shoes. You will be able to gain a new perspective as a result. Finding a midpoint of agreement happens naturally. Tonight: Listen to great music.

READER’S ‘SEMI’ SEMANTICS Dear Heloise: Regarding your discussion of the meaning of “biweekly”: The prefix “bi” means “two,” as in bicycle (two-wheeled) or bicentennial (2 x 100 equals 200). Therefore, “biweekly” is every two weeks. Twice a week would be semiweekly, where “semi” means half. — Lisa M., Hagerstown, Md.

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ral-fiber bag - many luxury brands come with dust bags) in its original box. Don’t let one bag touch another; this can cause wear and discoloration. Don’t hang the bags by their handles, as it can change the shape of the handles. — Heloise P.S. Keep your proof of purchase and all tags and receipts for the bag — this ups its resale value. However, the most important thing is to use your bag and enjoy it. It wasn’t made to sit on your shelf!

Dear Heloise: Instead of a letter, I like to call my friends and family. It’s more intimate, and I share my thoughts immediately. I set up appointments for each family member, and we have a nice conversation. The memories are more important than a pretty notecard. — Roseanne W. in Wisconsin

HHH One-on-one relating draws a new sense of self and allows greater give and take with the person in question. The unexpected occurs, adding a touch of excitement to your day. Honor a fast change. Tonight: Be a duo.

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might be uncomfortable with what is offered. Others could feel a sense of relief, yet they may walk away. In any case, you could be relieved not to be the key person calling the shots. Tonight: Let it all hang out.


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The universe flashes a green light in your direction this year. You could hit unanticipated obstacles at times, but you will only come out better for the experience. If single, know what you want from a relationship to facilitate your choices. You also might just want to play. If you’re attached, excitement and excellent communication surrounds your day-to-day life. You appear to be zeroing in on a long-term goal. LEO knows how to charge more excitement into whatever you plan. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

ally be stunned by someone’s actions. Tonight: Head home early. You will enjoy a quiet night.

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University study says wind turbines threaten migrating bats Associated Press

BEND, Ore. — A Pacific Northwest bat that that migrates south for the winter faces a serious threat from wind turbines, according to a study by the by Oregon State University-Cascades. The study concludes that the hoary bat faces an uncertain future because its numbers have declined by 2% per year, the Bend Bulletin reports. Collisions with propellers on wind farms kill bats, said Tom Rodhouse, one of the authors, an

ecologist with the National Park Service and a courtesy faculty member at OSU-Cascades. Another cause is barotrauma, which occurs when bats fly through low pressure zones created by the spinning blades of a wind turbine. The sudden change in pressure causes their lungs to expand faster than the bats can exhale, resulting in burst vessels that fill their tiny lungs with blood, Rodhouse said. “This and direct collisions with the turbines has resulted in millions of bat deaths over the last

two decades,” said Rodhouse. Oregon and Washington have 3,600 wind turbines that generating capacity of 6,300 megawatts. Most wind farms are clustered near the Columbia River Gorge. Others are near Ellensburg and Walla Walla in Washington and Baker City in Oregon. While migrating, hoary bats fly into danger zones because their sophisticated sonar capabilities do not detect the pressure drops, Rodhouse said. Barotrauma has similarities to decompression sickness

three pups per year, Rodhouse said. Cris Hein of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory said there are ways to combat the problem. Technology to protect the bats includes ultrasonic deterrents that that may prevent bats from approaching the wind turbines. Another option is to turn off turbines in late summer and fall when bats are migrating. The study was published in Ecology and Evolution.

experienced by divers. Lungs of birds are more rigid, with strong capillaries, making them less vulnerable to the pressure changes near wind turbines. White-nose syndrome, a disease that has killed bats elsewhere, is not affecting the hoary bat, Rodhouse said. Hoary bats are named after their white-tipped fur coats, which look frosty. They hunt at night and feed on pests that eat crops. The animals are slow to reproduce in the Pacific Northwest, with females producing just one to

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