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University chancellors ordered to back regents, president ANCHORAGE — The University of Alaska system president has instructed chancellors to support his public statements about budget issues and to support statements by the university’s board of regents, according to a memo. President Jim Johnsen sent a memo to the three university chancellors instructing them on how public communications should be made during budget discussions, KTUU-TV reported Wednesday. Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy vetoed $135 million from the university system’s budget in June. “In this time of acute budgetary stress, please note that the Board has reserved a number of matters to itself, including the determination of budget requests and allocations, as well as what degree and certificate programs will be offered at each University,” Johnsen wrote in the February 18 memo obtained by KTUU. “Communications on such issues must be coordinated, must respect and preserve the Board’s prerogatives, and thus must be reviewed and approved by the president,” Johnsen wrote to the Anchorage, Fairbanks and Southeast chancellors. An administration spokeswoman confirmed the memo was sent by Johnsen and said it is logical for him to oversee communications. While there may be three separately accredited universities, the system is a single legal entity under the Alaska Constitution, Monique Musick said. The goal of the memo was to create the expectation that chancellors should work collaboratively “rather than pursuing separate legislative or political agendas,” Musick wrote in an email. University of Alaska Fairbanks Chancellor Daniel White said he would “reserve comment” on whether the policy impeded his ability to communicate independently. W h i t e e x p re ss e d concern about how See briefs, Page A3

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Friday-Saturday, September 27-28, 2019 Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

The City of Soldotna voted to move forward with its efforts to annex areas near its city limits, with the exception of the areas along Kalifornsky Beach Road. The city council approved a substitute resolution, which removes areas 4 and 5 — the two annexation

areas along K-Beach Road — from the petition and authorizes the city manager to send that amended petition to the Local Boundary Commission, the state entity with the authority to change and create municipal boundaries. The areas in the substitute resolution approved to move forward in the annexation process include an area

near the Soldotna Airport along Funny River Road; an area including and near the Tsalteshi Trails and Skyview Middle School; an area that includes a business corridor along the Kenai Spur Highway, ending near Big Eddy Road; and an area along Funny River Road. Council member Tim Cashman sponsored the substitute resolution. He said there are things that the city isn’t ready to deal with. “I’m aware there are concerns in the K-Beach area, that’s why I wanted to

bring it forward,” Cashman said during the meeting. The council voted unanimously to send their amended petition to the state. Council member Tyson Cox was barred from voting on the original resolution, due to a conflict of interest since he owned property in the K-Beach area. Since the K-Beach area was removed from the petition, Cox was allowed to vote. Members of the public See annex, Page A3

Whistleblower complaint released White House is accused of covering up details of Ukraine call By Eric Tucker and Mary Clare Jalonick Associated Press

WASHINGTON — White House officials took extraordinary steps to “lock down” information about President Donald Trump’s summertime phone call with the president of Ukraine, even moving the transcript to a secret computer system, a whistleblower alleges in a politically explosive complaint that accuses the administration of a wideranging cover-up. The whistleblower, in a 9-page document released Thursday , provides substantial new details about the circumstances of the phone call in which Trump repeatedly spoke of how much the U.S. had aided Ukraine and encouraged new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to help investigate political rival Joe Biden and his son. Accusations of efforts to pressure the leader of a foreign nation to dig for dirt on a potential 2020 Trump rival are now at the heart of a House impeachment inquiry against the president. The whistleblower’s official complaint alleges a concerted White House effort to suppress the transcript of the call, and describes a shadow campaign of foreign policy efforts by the president’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani that unnerved some senior administration officials who felt he was circumventing normal channels. “In the days following the phone call, I learned from multiple U.S. officials that senior White House


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Annexation moves forward But two areas along Kalifornsky Beach Road are removed from the Soldotna City Council resolution moving the process forward.

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School contract gets OK The Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of Education still needs to approve the contract at its next meeting Oct. 7. By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

Peninsula teachers and staff have voted to support the contract negotiated by two employee associations and the school district. The executive boards of the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association certified results from a vote to ratify the contract for teachers and support staff in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. The results were overwhelmingly in favor of the contract, which the district and associations agreed upon in the early hours of Sept. 17, a Wednesday press release from the See school, Page A2

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President Donald Trump walks to the Oval Office of the White House on Thursday as he returns from attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Trump said at a Thursday breakfast that he wanted to identify the whistleblower and his or her sources, alleging they are “close to a spy” and alluding to the death penalty.

officials had intervened to ‘lock down’ all the records of the phone call, especially the official word-for-word transcript of the call that was produced as is customary by the White House situation room,” the complaint says. The previously secret document, with its detail and clear narrative, is likely to accelerate the impeachment process and put more pressure on Trump to rebut its core contentions and on his fellow Republicans to defend him or not. It also provides a road map for Democrats to seek corroborating witnesses and evidence, which will complicate the president’s efforts to characterize the findings as those of a lone partisan out to undermine him. In response, Trump threatened “the person”

who he said gave information to the whistleblower as he spoke at a private event in New York with staff from the U.S. mission to the United Nations. “Who’s the person who gave the whistleblower the information? Because that’s close to a spy,” Trump said in audio posted by The Los Angeles Times. “You know what we used to do in the old days when we were smart? Right? The spies and treason, we used to handle it a little differently than we do now.” On his Twitter account, Trump insisted the entire controversy is political: “The Democrats are trying to destroy the Republican Party and all that it stands for. Stick together, play their game and fight hard Republicans. Our country is at

Fireweed FiberFest returns to Soldotna By Joey Klecka

stake.” His tweet was in all capital letters. Under pressure from House Democrats, the White House a day earlier released a rough transcript of the phone call between Trump and the Ukrainian president. In it, Trump prodded Zelenskiy to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a potential 2020 election foe, and Biden’s son Hunter, who was on the board of a Ukrainian gas company. But the complaint released Thursday offered a broader picture of what was happening in the White House and the administration at the time. In the aftermath of the call, according to the whistleblower, White House lawyers were concerned “they had

The annual Fireweed FiberFest returns to the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex this weekend. Hosted by the Fireweed Fiber Guild nonprofit, FiberFest brings together Alaska’s best and most fervent fiberwork artists and spinners for an admission-free look at all varieties of animal fiber. According to FiberFest chairman and Fireweed Fiber Guild member Nancy Field, the show has a multipronged approach to celebrating natural fibers and their uses. “One, it’s educating the general public on Alaska agriculture,” Field said. “It’s telling people about farms that aren’t really in the public

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Portions of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge have reopened for recreation as activity from the Swan Lake Fire continues to be minimal. The Hidden Creek Trail, Skilak Lookout Trail, Bear Mountain Trail, Upper Ohmer Cabin and Watson Lake Campground have been reopened as of Thursday, according to a press release from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Skilak Lake Road, Bottenintin Lake day use area and the boat launches at Upper

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Skilak, Lower Skilak and Jim’s Landing have also been reopened. All other areas including campgrounds, trails and cabins within the Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area remain closed. Access routes to reopened facilities pass through burned areas, and some facilities are close to burned habitats. Fireweakened trees can fall without warning, and deep ash pits are capable of holding heat that could cause severe burns. All burned lands in the refuge remain closed, and people should use caution around the areas that have been reopened.

Windy conditions on Wednesday tested the containment lines around the perimeter of the Swan Lake Fire, but those lines held successfully with no additional growth according to the latest update from the Alaska Type 3 Management Team. The fire is currently at 167,164 acres and is considered 81% contained. There are 102 personnel managing the fire, which, to date, has cost $47.9 million dollars to manage, according to the latest situation report from the National Interagency See fire, Page A2

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Damage from the Swan Lake Fire can be seen from Skilak Lake Road in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday.


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eye. They’re off the beaten trail. There are a variety of farms from across the state that will be coming. And they bring their natural product here — whether it’s fleece, wood or bone products. These are natural fibers that can be made and utilized.” The list of different fiber material is long, but includes sheep, alpaca, llama, rabbit, musk ox, goat and even dog. “I once used fiber from a Shih Tzu,” Field said. “You can spin anything. It’s fun.” The event was previously held in Ninilchik and the Sterling Community Center for a few years before making its debut at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex last year to rave reviews. The spacious interior of the building allows plenty of room for the 13 vendor booths that will be on display Saturday

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Coordination Center’s Incident Management Situation Report. A U.S. Forest Service Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team has deployed to the Resurrection Trail to assess any potential post-wildfire hazards that could arise in the area. The first priority for the BAER team will be emergency stabilization in order to prevent further damage to life, property or natural resources on public lands. The team will also be rehabilitating lands that are unlikely to recover naturally from fire damage. The BAER team will complete their assessment in the Trout Lake area once weather conditions allow them to be flown in by helicopter. For the latest information on the fire, visit or call 208-391-3488.

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and Sunday. “It was very accommodating,” Field said. For Field, the passion of fiber crafts is something that not only is easily shared with the community, but also goes back generations as a shared tradition. The purpose of FiberFest is to nurture that tradition. “It’s just about the love of creating something beautiful with your hands and learning from each other,” Field said. “The ladies (in the guild) are very nurturing and very supportive in different ways. We learn a lot from each other.” Field said the importance of having a strong tradition in the fiber arts goes back to Fireweed Fiber Guild’s purpose of helping out the communities of Kenai and Soldotna by donating time and energy to the hospital, Kenai senior center and the local 4-H club. “Our club does more than have festivals and spin,” she said. “We do things in the community

Get your fiber The show is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. like knit hats and donate them to the hospital. We knit baby hats and pocket prayer shawls and donate those.” According to the event website, many of the listed booths will feature demonstrations and products for sale, and free food vendors will be available. Field said there will be classes for adults and free children’s activities, a fiber animal exhibit and a sheep shearing demo Sunday at 2 p.m. Live animals from Lancashire farm in Soldotna and Blue Moon farm in Kasilof will be in the sports complex area. Field added that a raffle to win some handmade fiber products will be hosted throughout the weekend.

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associations said. Vote totals will not be released by the associations. “We’re eager to put this bargain behind us,” David Brighton, president of KPEA, said in the release. “This vote signifies that our member’s interests were heard, and that a fair agreement was reached. I hope the School Board takes quick action to approve this contract so we can all work together to provide the best education possible for the students of our district.” Now that the associations members have approved the contract, the school board will need to also approve the contract at their next regular meeting on Oct. 7. “I’m very pleased to see a great turnout and a decisive ratification vote by our members,” Anne McCabe, KPESA president, said. “This process has taken a long time and we wouldn’t be here today without the support of our dedicated educators, and the parents, students, and community partners who were with us one hundred percent of the way.”

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broadly the directive could be interpreted because chancellors are asked to communicate on a range of matters.

Plane crashes on west side of Cook Inlet; two rescued ANCHORAGE — A pilot and a passenger were rescued after suffering injuries in an airplane crash on the west side of Cook Inlet. Alaska State Troopers say 65-year-old pilot Michael Beckwith of Anchorage called shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday to report crashing his Stinson 108-3 shortly after takeoff near the McArthur River. Troopers say a helicopter from the Alaska Air National Guard’s Rescue Coordination Center flew across the inlet, extracted Beckwith and his passenger and transported them to an Anchorage hospital.

Village leaders withdraw Donlin Gold mine support BETHEL — An association of Native community leaders has withdrawn its support for a proposed gold mine project in southwest Alaska, officials said. The Association of Village

Council Presidents voted at its annual convention in Bethel Wednesday to withdraw support for the Donlin Gold mine, KYUK-AM reported Wednesday. The 41 delegates attending the meeting of the association that represents 56 tribes also passed a separate resolution opposing the proposed mine near the Kuskokwim River. The vote reversed a 2006 resolution supporting the mine, while the new resolution indicates the project has lost significant support from tribes in the region. Donlin Gold did not immediately return a call seeking comment. The company has said it plans to build the mine as safely as possible.

Pilots cited for flying low over resting walruses ANCHORAGE — Two pilots have been fined $3,000 apiece for flying airplanes low over walruses on shore near Point Lay two years ago. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokeswoman Andrea Medeiros says names of the pilots who disturbed walruses can’t be released but didn’t explain why. Residents of Point Lay in September 2017 saw two airplanes flying near resting walruses. Cameras that monitor the marine mammals captured photos of the airplanes and walruses leaving the remote beach in response. — Associated Press

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who spoke during the resolution’s public hearing Thursday night said they weren’t satisfied with the city’s substitute resolution. Residents in the annexation areas encouraged the council to postpone the vote until after the election of new city council members, and after Soldotna’s special election for a new mayor in December. “Why does this have to happen now?” Borough Residents Against Annexation President Matthew Law asked the council Thursday night. In June 2018, the Soldotna City Council passed a resolution to start drafting a petition to annex seven areas adjacent to the city limits. The action was postponed two weeks ago at the last Soldotna City Council meeting. During the Sept. 12 meeting, Soldotna City Manager Stephanie Queen told the council and the audience in the council chambers that several possible amendments to the petition were presented to the administration, and more time would be necessary to implement any changes to the petition. The petition to annex areas around the city has seen backlash from area residents. In a Soldotna city public hearing held Sept. 7, more than 30 residents spoke against the

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Borough Residents Against Annexation President Matthew Lay on Thursday encourages the Soldotna City Council to postpone a vote to move forward with annexation efforts until after the city has elected new council members and a new mayor.

city’s efforts to annex, while only one resident spoke in support. In the petition, the city said it’s hoping to annex nearby areas as a way to respond to growth and development and to more accurately align the city’s corporate boundaries with the community that has developed since the city’s incorporation in 1960. Through annexation, Soldotna will have the opportunity to glean millions in tax revenue from additional businesses and residents. Soldotna said annexation could benefit residents by giving them a voice in city government and lowering

property tax rates. Residents in Soldotna pay 8.06 mills, or 0.9 mills less than the tax rate paid by borough residents (8.96 mills) within the territory proposed for annexation, according to the petition. Residents being annexed would also have access to city services, including parks and recreation, a library, animal control, water and waste water utilities, comprehensive zoning, economic development incentives, local police protection and building code review and inspections for commercial and residential construction. Residents in the areas proposed for annexation

have said they would like to vote on the matter. State law allows municipalities to expand their boundaries through the legislative review process or through voter approval. The legislative process requires municipalities to send a petition to the Local Boundary Commission, and from there the Local Boundary Commission may present proposed changes to the Legislature during the first 10 days of any regular session. Unless the recommendation is denied, any changes will be approved 45 days after the initial presentation or at the end of the session, whichever comes first.

around the peninsula Central Peninsula Fish & Game Advisory Committee meeting The Central Peninsula Fish & Game Advisory Committee will be holding a public meeting on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in Ninilchik at the Ninilchik School Library. Agenda topics will include Lower Cook Inlet finfish proposals and any other issues that come before the committee. For more information contact David Martin at 567-3306 or contact ADF&G Boards Support at 907-267-2354.

Ski Babes: Winter Sports Training Soldotna Parks & Recreation and Sarah Histand of Ski Babes Winter Sports Training Program are offering two free live workouts on Sept. 30 at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. Ski Babes is fitness training program for recreationallevel winter sports enthusiasts that utilizes video classes that can be used at home on your own schedule. This is a perfect opportunity to try something new. The first class, noon to 1 p.m., will emphasis modifications for those with previous inures or lower fitness levels. The second class, 6-7 p.m., is great for newbies and super athletes alike and is guaranteed to be a fun and challenging workout. For more information check out or call 907-714-1211.

Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Training in Kenai The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a Fishing

Vessel Drill Conductor class in Kenai, Alaska on Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road. The class is offered at a reduced cost of $50 for commercial fishermen. The cost is $175 for all others. Interested mariners may register online at www. or call 907-7473287. Instructor Rob Hulse will cover cold-water survival skills; EPIRBs, signal flares, and mayday calls; man-overboard recovery; firefighting; flooding and damage control; dewatering pumps, immersion suits and PFDs, helicopter rescue, life rafts, abandon ship procedures, and emergency drills.

Soldotna Rotary Club meet and greet On Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. at Fine Thyme in Soldotna, Soldotna Rotary Club will be hosting a meet and greet to have members of the community learn more about Soldotna Rotary and Rotary in general. Come hear stories of what this service club has done in the community and the world. Please contact jodi.stuart. rotarydistrict5010@gmail. com for more information.

Adventure Talks on Hebridean Way KDLL Adventure Talks has a presentation on biking the Hebridean Way — 250 miles along the islands off the northwest coast of Scotland. Tune in at 10 a.m. Oct. 16 for a discussion with Matt and Sarah Pyhala about the planning and logistics of an international bike trip. Then come to the live presentation at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Admission is free for KDLL members, $5 for nonmembers.

7th annual craft bazaar Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church will host a craft bazaar Friday, Oct. 11 from 12-6 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 225 S. Spruce St., Kenai. Contact Lori at 283-3315 or Karen at 907-350-0843 to reserve a craft table ($30 and $40).

Caregiver Support Meeting Caregiver Support Meeting-Training DVD on Caregiving: Vital Signs will take place Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. at the Sterling Senior Center. This program helps caregivers learn how temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure and pain assessment provide valuable information about their care partner’s health.

True Tales, Told Live True Tales, Told Live and KDLL public radio has a

storytelling event at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at Odie’s Deli in Soldotna. The theme is “Tail Tales: Stories of Animal Encounters,” with live music by Recess Duty. Admission is free. For more information or to sign up to tell a story, check out True Tales, Told Live on Facebook, or call Jenny Neyman with KDLL at 907-394-6397.

Al-Anon meetings

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

CES open house

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

Sterling Senior Center breakfast

Council meeting in Homer

The Sterling Senior Center will be serving breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m.-noon. Menu includes bacon, sausage, pancakes, scrambled eggs, and biscuits and gravy. Adults $10, children $5. Everyone welcome. Further info, call 262-6808.

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

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

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Hospice grief group

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


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‘Free’ money diminishes the value of work T

he latest Democratic presidential primary debate was largely predictable, but one little-known candidate, entrepreneur Andrew Yang, created some buzz with his pre-debate promise to do “something no presidential candidate has ever done before.” Yang promised to give 10 people $1,000 a month for a year to reinforce his support for something known as Universal Basic Income. Despite all the hype, it’s much ado about very little. The Universal Basic Income idea has been around for many years. It’s mostly touted by progressives who are eager to help the poor. In their view, poverty is caused simply by a lack of money. Give poor people money and problem solved. But some conservatives, including free-market economist Milton Friedman, backed the idea. They argued that it could reduce the need for meddlesome social-service bureaucracies. It could cut out the middle man. In its latest incarnation, the program largely is the hobby horse of tech moguls who fear that their industry is leaving many less-skilled workers in the dust. “In the next 12 years, one out of three American workers are at risk of losing their jobs to new technologies,” according to Yang’s campaign website. It argues that “the Freedom Dividend, a universal basic income (UBI) for all American adults, no strings attached” is the first step in avoiding an “unprecedented crisis.” Yang points to Stockton, Calif., as a model. Stockton officials are handing out $500 a month, without any limits on how the money can be spent, to 130 randomly selected low-income city residents. The program is privately funded, which keeps taxpayers out of it. But the project’s goal is to create positive stories about the value of just giving people money — and create a blueprint that other agencies can emulate. But no matter who pitches it or pays for it, Universal Basic Income is a terrible idea. For starters, there will never be enough money to endlessly provide a financial boost to every American who can use one. Private foundations can put their own money through a paper shredder if they choose, but taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to pay for no-strings-attached handouts. In theory, UBI-type programs could replace welfare bureaucracies, but they won’t. Supporters don’t suggest using the money to replace existing welfare payments, but to supplement them. These “free money” programs only diminish the value of work, education and investment. Anyone would enjoy having an extra 500 bucks in their wallet every month, but the way to prosper is to learn new skills, work hard and invest. The idea that poverty can be eliminated by simply giving people cash promotes the idea that wealth is about luck. It therefore encourages bad behaviors and a passivity about one’s circumstances. “I think poverty is immoral. I think it’s antiquated and I think it shouldn’t exist,” said Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, in a recent interview about his city’s program. No one likes poverty, but such sentiments make it harder to combat by creating the impression that prosperity is created by waving a magic wand. Instead of figuring out new ways to redistribute existing wealth, policy makers need to figure out ways to boost business investment and job opportunities. It makes great headlines for mayors and presidential candidates to fund a lottery, but Universal Basic Income basically is nonsense. — The Orange County Register, Sept. 20

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State beverage board doesn’t need clarity on brewery activities

he State of Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board is proposing clarification to the regulations governing Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries. The ABC’s duties are to adopt regulations governing the manufacture, barter, sale, consumption, and possession of alcoholic beverages with regulations that are necessary to carry out the purpose of this title in a manner that will protect the public health, safety, and welfare. The current statutes limit the amount of alcohol that can be consumed on premises, off premises and our hours of operation. Currently breweries may sell not more than 36 ounces a day of the brewery’s product to a person for consumption on premises if: A) It does not allow live entertainment, TVs, pool tables, dart games, dancing, electronic or other games, game tables or other recreational or gaming opportunities on the premises where the consumption occurs.

The proposed changes defines other recreational or gaming opportunities to include: 1) festivals, 2) games and competitions, 3) classes, 4) parties, 5) presentations or performances, and 6) other types of organized social gatherings that are advertised to the general public. The added clarity will include First Friday events, any fundraising events and all social gatherings. This prohibits breweries, wineries and distilleries from being a community space and to participate in community events. Currently all establishments selling alcohol have regulations. We all are limited by the amount of permits allowed by population. We all have similar biennial fees. Breweries, wineries and distilleries have additional strict consumption amounts. Breweries, wineries and distilleries have additional restrictions on hours of operation. Breweries, wineries and distilleries have additional restrictions on what we can serve (only made on premises).

Breweries, wineries and distilleries have additional restrictions on our tap room activities. Now it is proposed for clarification of our restrictions to not allow us to be part of our community. The ABC Board has written these clarifications and is accepting comments, and then they will make their decision on how the regulations will be interpreted. I think if the Legislature made these licensing regulations they should be a part of defining what they mean. As it stands, once the ABC Board makes their decision it becomes enforceable. I do not see how these clarifications are necessary to carry out the purpose of the ABC Board’s duties to protect the public health, safety, and welfare of our state. Comments are being accepted thru Oct. 4; email to amco.regs@alaska. gov. Sherry Stead is a partner with her husband Don in Grace Ridge Brewing Inc., one of two Homer breweries.

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Trump’s tough politics are challenge The president’s actions foreshadow a no-holds-barred 2020 campaign, regardless of who Democrats select as their nominee in the coming months. By Julie Pace Associated Press

WASHINGTON — In 2016, Donald Trump blew through the guardrails of American politics. In his bid for reelection, he’s poised to blow them up. This time around, he’s aided by the power of the presidency, with its unmatched megaphone and resources. And his latest provocation — prodding a foreign leader to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden — suggests he sees little issue using his office for his personal political interests. His actions foreshadow a no-holds-barred 2020 campaign, regardless of who Democrats select as their nominee in the coming months. If the lesson of Trump’s 2016 victory was that deeply personal attacks and factually inaccurate innuendo are a pathway to victory, his 2020 playbook appears to include more of the same. Democrats are more clear-eyed about the effectiveness of those tactics, but still deeply uncertain over the best approach — and the best candidate — to blunt them. Fight back against Trump and risk running a campaign on his terms and elevating his baseless attacks. Ignore him and allow his arguments to percolate unchecked through the conservative media ecosystem. Democrats concede he is jarringly effective at dictating the terms of the political debate and throwing his opponents off stride. “Donald Trump’s greatest political skill is the ability to pull people into his vortex of terribleness where you spend all day every day responding to Trump’s outrage du jour and

defending yourself from absurd, baseless accusations,” said Dan Pfeiffer, an Obama campaign and White House adviser. That’s where Biden finds himself at the moment, answering questions about his son Hunter’s work for a Ukrainian gas company at the same time his father was leading American diplomatic efforts to help the country’s fledgling government. There is no evidence of wrongdoing by either man, and Hunter Biden is no longer working for the company. Yet Joe Biden still spent a weekend of campaigning in Iowa deflecting questions about the matter and urging reporters to focus their attention back on Trump. “Ask the right questions,” he bellowed when asked by a reporter how many times he had spoken to his son about his overseas business dealings. To be sure, Trump’s appeal to Ukraine’s president may ultimately create political problems for the president. The matter is part of a whistleblower complaint the administration is withholding from Congress, citing presidential privilege. Congressional Democrats, who have already been stymied by the White House in numerous investigations, are outraged and many members are renewing calls for impeachment. California Rep. Adam Schiff, the intelligence committee chairman who has so far resisted impeachment efforts, said Sunday that Trump’s actions “may very well have crossed the Rubicon here.” Trump and his allies have spent months laying the groundwork for the questions about Biden and his son, well aware that the former vice president would make for a formidable general election opponent given his ties to the working class voters who abandoned Democrats for Trump in 2016. Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal lawyer, has publicly acknowledged pitching Ukrainian politicians on investigating the Bidens.

Trump is now alleged to have repeatedly asked Ukraine’s president to help with that effort. His request for a foreign leader’s help in the 2020 election came in a July 25 phone call — one day after special counsel Robert Mueller’s congressional testimony effectively quashed Democratic hopes of impeaching Trump over Russian election interference in the 2016 campaign. Mueller’s investigation did little to dissuade Trump about the impropriety of accepting election help from a foreign government. Earlier this year, he said in an interview with ABC News that if another country had negative information about a political rival, he would have no problem accepting it. “I think you might want to listen, there isn’t anything wrong with listening,” Trump said in the June interview. “If somebody called from a country, Norway, (and said) ‘we have information on your opponent’ — oh, I think I’d want to hear it.” Following revelations that Trump appeared to follow through on those words in his conversation with the Ukrainian president, Democratic presidential candidates called his behavior un-democratic. “It’s beyond laughing or crying,” said Pete Buttigieg, a White House hopeful and mayor of South Bend, Indiana. “It is a betrayal of the United States.” California Sen. Kamala Harris told The Associated Press that Trump’s actions were “inexcusable and an act against the people of the United States.” But Harris, who has hit Biden during recent debates, also subtly reflected the ways in which the accusations Trump unearths can begin to take hold, no matter how accurate they are. Asked by the AP if this in any way casts aspersions on Vice President Biden’s “campaign or his character,” Harris declined to comment. “I’ll leave that up to the pundits. I don’t have a comment on that,” she said.

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Abbas slams U.S. on world stage

In a speech to the U.N., the Palestinian president accused the United States of “depriving the peace process of any credibility.” By Edith M. Lederer and Maria Sanminiatelli Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas took to the world stage on Thursday to slam the United States for “depriving the peace process of any credibility” and undermining prospects for a two-state solution to the decadesold Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In a speech before the U.N. General Assembly, Abbas also criticized the U.S. for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, for saying that Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories are legitimate and for cutting development aid to the Palestinians. U.S. policy, he said, is “pushing large segments of the Palestinian people to lose hope in the possibility of long-awaited peace,” and renewed his call for an international peace conference. Hours later, the Israeli foreign minister called on “all countries” to follow the American example and recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. “No one can separate the Jewish

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Thursday.

people from our historical homeland, and no one can separate us from Jerusalem, our eternal capital,” Foreign Minister Israel Katz said. The Trump administration has been working on a long-awaited peace plan, which the Palestinians have rejected over what they see as the administration’s unfair bias toward Israel. Katz called on the Palestinians to return to direct negotiations without any pre-conditions. Abbas opened his speech with a warning: “Our people are waiting for hope. Be careful, be careful, be careful,” Abbas said. “You should not ignore this generation and deprive them of this hope. I hope you do not deprive them of this hope.”

Abbas was not the only one seeking U.N. help to address conflicts. The president of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, accused Turkey of undermining recent peace talks with its aggressive behavior. The two have been at odds since 1974, when Turkey invaded following a coup by supporters of union with Greece, splitting the country along ethnic lines. Inequality within the United Nations also was a theme: Abbas urged the General Assembly to give the Palestinians, who in 2012 were granted the status of a U.N. observer state, full membership in the 193-nation world body. Separately, Sierra Leone’s president, Julius Maada Bio, called for

the Security Council to give Africa a permanent seat on the Security Council , which is the U.N.’s most powerful body. It currently has 10 members elected for two-year terms and five permanent members — the United States, Russia, China, Britain and France. “Africa’s patience has been tested,” he said, noting an urgent need for the continent’s representation. Later Thursday, Saudi Arabia, which blames Iran for a Sept. 14 attack on its key oil sites, called on the international community to pressure Tehran “with every tool available.” “It is necessary for the international community to realize that cutting off sources of finance is the best way to compel the regime to renounce its militias, prevent it from developing ballistic missiles and put an end to its destabilizing activities in the region and the world,” Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf said. Iran has denied any involvement in the Saudi strike, which jolted global oil markets. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani repeated those denials during a news conference in New York on Thursday. Saudi Arabia insists Iranian weapons were used and has invited U.N. investigators to assess where the strikes originated. The U.S., France, Britain and Germany have said Iran was behind the attacks.

Mexico finds bodies, but not 43 missing students By Maria Verza Associated Press

MEXICO CITY — Five years after 43 students were kidnapped by police and turned over to a drug gang, Mexican authorities hunting for them say they have found dozens of clandestine graves and 184 bodies, but none of the missing students. Alejandro Encinas, the administration’s top human rights official, said Thursday that searches based on tips continue at two points, one of them a garbage dump. Encinas said investigators have so far found about 200 clandestine burial sites and recovered 184 bodies, none of them the students. Most are believed to be victims of drug gangs or kidnappers, but only 44 have been identified. Both Encinas and President Andres Manuel López Obrador wore T-shirts at a morning news conference that read, “Ayotzinapa, 5 years, I’m for the Truth.” Later, some of the students’ parents were invited to the floor of

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Relatives of 43 missing teachers’ college students hold posters of their loved ones as they protest on the fifth anniversary of the students’ disappearance in front of a monument in their memory in Mexico City on Thursday.

Congress, where the names of the 43 were read aloud, followed by chants of “Find them alive!” On Thursday afternoon, the families and supporters marched to Mexico City’s main square. The peaceful procession was marred by a small number of hooded vandals who broke windows, painted graffiti on walls and set fires to some businesses.

The families expressed frustration about the long wait for answers about their children’s disappearance. “With only discourse and nice words we’re not going arrive at the truth,” said Mario César González, a father of a missing student. “We have to be a little more forceful.” The 43 teachers’ college students were detained by police in the southern state of Guerrero in September

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2014. Investigators say police handed the students over to members of the Guerreros Unidos gang who purportedly killed and burned them. However, charred bone fragments found at one garbage dump have been fully matched to only one student, while another student was a partial or probable match. Encinas said that investigators have combed through records of calls made with the students’ cellphones and concluded the students themselves were never in contact with a rival gang, as the Guerreros Unidos had reportedly believed. Encinas said there was no evidence that the students, or their bodies, ever left Guerrero state. The legal cases against the 142 people arrested in the disappearances have largely fallen apart because police and prosecution agents in the previous administration allegedly tortured the suspects or violated their rights. At least half the suspects now have been freed. Nobody has yet been convicted.

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Marijuana vape sales lag as lung illnesses rise PORTLAND, Ore. — Vaping products, one of the fastestgrowing segments of the legal marijuana industry, have taken a hit from consumers as public health experts scramble to determine what’s causing a mysterious and sometimes fatal lung disease among people who use e-cigarettes. The ailment has sickened at least 805 people and killed 13. Some vaped nicotine, but many reported using oil containing THC, marijuana’s high-inducing ingredient, and said they bought products from pop-up shops and other illegal sellers. The only death linked to THC vapes bought at legal shops occurred in Oregon, where health officials on Thursday announced a second fatality and urged people to stop vaping. Amid the health scare, the amount of the legal pot industry’s revenue that comes from vape products has dropped by 15% nationwide, with some states seeing decreases of more than 60%. Vaping THC is popular for those desiring a quick high without the smoke that comes from lighting up joints.

Asylum seeker freed after hunger strike EL PASO, Texas — An Indian immigrant who lost a third of his weight during a 70-day hunger strike over the rejection of his asylum claim won temporary release Thursday after a year in U.S. detention. Ajay Kumar, 33, walked away from a detainee processing center in El Paso, Texas, with a tracking device around his ankle — a condition of his release. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials agreed to a deal last week in which Kumar and fellow detainee Gurjant Singh resumed eating on a promise that they would be released, according to their lawyers. Kumar and Gurjant Singh began their hunger strike July 8 after rejection of their asylum claims and denial of bond. They had spent almost a year in an ICE detention facility in Otero, New Mexico, and hadn’t been charged with a crime. They believe the judge did not consider the facts of their cases individually. — Associated Press

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Veterans group pushes to dismiss suit over Bible on display By MICHAEL CASEY Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. — A battle over a Bible on display at New Hampshire’s veterans hospital was the focus of a federal court hearing Wednesday, with lawyers for the government arguing that a lawsuit demanding its removal should be dismissed because the Air Force veteran who filed it hasn’t shown he was harmed in any way. Justice Department attorney Cristen Handley told a judge Wednesday that James Chamberlain has acknowledged he was a devout Christian who wasn’t offended by the display at a table honoring missing veterans and POWs. But Chamberlain’s lawyer Lawrence Vogelman said his client’s religion should not matter and that he was filing the lawsuit on behalf of his fellow veterans who might feel the VA is choosing Christianity over other religions. “My client seriously believes that it diminishes him as a veteran and as a Christian to exclude these other people he served

Church Briefs Equipping grandparents Sterling Grace Community Church is presenting “Equipping Grandparents,” a series on how to be a more involved as a grandparent. The series teaches how to know your grandchild better, how to influence the lives of your grandchildren, how to speak Christ into their lives, and how to leave your spiritual legacy to them. We will also discussing obstacles to relationships with grandchildren. Parents can also benefit from this series. The series will be held Wednesday evenings at the Sterling

with,” Vogelman said, adding he may consider adding another plaintiff to the case who is not Christian to bolster his case. The Bible became part of the missing man table honoring missing veterans and POWS at the entranceway of the Manchester VA Medical Center. The Department of Veterans Affairs said the table was sponsored by the Northeast POW/MIA Network and has been up since last September. The POW organization said the Bible was owned by a prisoner of war in World War II from New Hampshire. Vogelman said that the Bible’s inclusion is in violation of the Constitution, which prohibits discrimination of anyone based on their religious beliefs. He said the issue was that the group had chosen to put the display up inside the VA. “They could put up in front of their office anytime,” Vogelman said. “But they have chosen to involve the government.” Since the lawsuit was filed in May, the dispute has sparked a national debate that caught the attention of Vice President Mike Pence.

Senior Citizen Center at 6 p.m. starting on Oct. 2. Call Dr. Roger Holl at 862-0336 for more information.

Awana Kids Club

Awana Kids Club hosted by Calvary Baptist Church begins Sunday, Sept. 22 at 5:30 p.m. The Awana Club meets regularly on Sunday evenings at Kenai Middle School. Children 3 years old to sixth grade are invited to attend this free weekly club. Contact Pastor Jon Henry for further information at

Dedication and 25th anniversary Oct. 6 Sterling Lutheran

In a speech last month, Pence said his message to the Manchester VA was that the “Bible stays.” The medical center initially removed the Bible in January after another group, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, objected, saying it got complaints from patients, from a variety of religious backgrounds, who felt it violated the First Amendment. But the Bible reappeared on the table in February after the medical center received complaints from veterans and others, “many of whom dropped off Bibles at the facility” in protest, said Curt Cashour, a spokesman for the state departments of veterans affairs. The lawsuit said the original POW/MIA table tradition was started by a group of Vietnam combat pilots and didn’t include a Bible as one of the items. A missing man table is usually set up near military dining facilities and is in honor of fallen or missing service members. It’s a table set for one person and features a white tablecloth, single rose, a lit candle and

Church will be dedicating their new two-classroom addition, and also celebrating the 25th anniversary of joining the Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod. The congregation would like to invite others to join them during their 11 a.m. service, with a special dinner to follow.

7th annual craft bazaar in Kenai Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church will host a craft bazaar Friday, Oct. 11 from 12-6 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 225 S. Spruce St., Kenai. Contact Lori at 283-3315 or Karen at 907-350-0843 to reserve a craft table ($30 and $40).

more. In some displays, a Bible is also on the table to represent spiritual strength. On Wednesday, the Northeast POW/MIA Network was granted a request that they be included in the lawsuit supporting the display. The group cited VA policy, which dictates that religious symbols may be displayed in public areas of VA facilities. “Under the Constitution and federal law, our client has the right to put up a display in the form that our client wants to have. Our client wants to have a Bible donated by a World War II POW,” said Michael Berry, the chief of staff for First Liberty Institute, which was representing the POW organization in this case. “If somebody else wants to put up a display that looks different, that has some other elements that represent their beliefs, they are free to do so. We would encourage them to do so,” he continued. “What they shouldn’t be doing is trying to use the court system as a bullying tool to force the VA to injure our client’s free speech rights.”

United Methodist Church food pantry The Kenai United Methodist Church provides a food pantry for those in need every Monday from 12:30-3 p.m. The Methodist Church is located on the Kenai Spur Highway next to the Boys and Girls Club. The entrance to the Food Pantry is through the side door. The Pantry closes for holidays. For more information contact the church at 907-283-7868.

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Virginia woman sues, says prayer break request cost her job By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — A northern Virginia woman is suing a company that she says refused to hire her after she requested two fiveminute breaks to pray during her work shift. Shahin Indorewala, 26, of Woodbridge says her job interview with Falls Churchbased Fast Trak Management was going well until she asked if she could take the prayer breaks in exchange for a shorter lunch break to accommodate her practices as an observant Muslim. She says in a lawsuit filed in federal court in Alexandria that the company CEO then mocked her religious headscarf and refused to hire her. The CEO, Ramses Gavilondo, said in an interview that he didn’t hire her because she “wanted to preach her religion.” He said the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigated and found no wrongdoing. “We ask people to keep religion to themselves,” Gavilondo said. “I don’t see the need for religious preaching in the 21st century.” Indorewala, for her part, says she did no preaching of any kind. She said she had a

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Kasilof Community Church food pantry Kasilof Community Church Food Pantry is every Wednesday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for residents in the community who are experiencing food shortages. The pantry is located in the church office building next to the Kasilof Mercantile, about mile 109 on the Sterling Highway. All are welcome.

good first job interview, and a second job interview was also going well. A manager said workers receive a 90-minute lunch break; it was at that point she mentioned her need to pray five times a day as a Muslim, and asked whether she could take two five-minute breaks during the day in exchange for taking a shorter lunch break. Indorewala said at a press conference Wednesday outside Fast Trak headquarters that her interview was immediately terminated. She tried speaking to Gavilondo and was taken aback by the hostile response she received, which she said included making fun of her hijab in front of the office. “Am I really being made fun of for my religion in public? … I was pretty hurt, and pretty embarrassed,” she said. Zanah Ghalawanji, one of Indorewala’s lawyers with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said that the case represents a clear-cut example of religious discrimination and employers are required to make reasonable accommodations for sincerely held religious beliefs unless doing so would pose an unreasonable burden on the employer. She said that five-minute breaks twice a day in an office setting impose no such burden.

Non-perishable food items may be dropped at this same location MondayThursday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Contact the church office for more information at 262-7512.

Clothes Quarters open Wednesdays Clothes Quarters at Our Lady of the Angels is open every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 907-283-4555.

Religious Services Assembly of God

Church of Christ

Church of Christ

Church of Christ

Soldotna Church Of Christ

Mile 1/4 Funny River Road, Soldotna

209 Princess St., Kenai 283-7752 Pastor Stephen Brown Sunday..9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.................6:30 p.m.

Peninsula Christian Center

161 Farnsworth Blvd (Behind the Salvation Army) Soldotna, AK 99669 Pastor Jon Watson 262-7416 Sunday ....................... 10:30 a.m. Wednesday..................6:30 p.m. Nursery is provided

The Charis Fellowship Sterling Grace Community Church

Dr. Roger E. Holl, Pastor 907-862-0330 Meeting at the Sterling Senior Center, 34453 Sterling Highway Sunday Morning ........10:30 a.m.

262-2202 / 262-4316 Minister - Nathan Morrison Sunday Worship ........10:00 a.m. Bible Study..................11:15 a.m. Evening Worship ........ 6:00 p.m. Wed. Bible .................... 7:00 p.m.

Kenai Fellowship Mile 8.5 Kenai Spur Hwy.

Church 283-7682

Classes All Ages ........10:00 a.m. Worship Service.........11:15 a.m. Wed. Service ................ 7:00 p.m.


50750 Kenai Spur Hwy (mile 24.5) 776-7660 Sunday Services Bible Study..................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ......11:00 a.m. Fellowship Meal....... 12:30 p.m. Afternoon Worship ... 1:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study.................... 7:00 p.m


Connecting Community to Christ (907) 262-4660 229 E. Beluga Ave. Pastor: Dave Dial Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Dinner & Discipleship 6:00 p.m.

Funny River Community Lutheran Church

North Star United Methodist Church

Andy Carlson, Pastor Missouri Synod 35575 Rabbit Run Road off Funny River Rd. Phone 262-7434 Sunday Worship ........11:00 a.m.

St. Francis By The Sea

110 S. Spruce St. at Spur Hwy. - Kenai • 283-6040 Sunday Services Worship Service.........11:00 a.m. Eucharistic Services on the 1st & 4th Sundays


Christ Lutheran Church (ELCA)

Mile ¼ Kenai Spur Box 568, Soldotna, AK 99669 262-4757 Pastor Meredith Harber Worship ............11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month

Sterling Lutheran Church LCMS 35100 McCall Rd. Behind Sterling Elementary School Worship: Sunday .... 11:00 a.m. Bill Hilgendorf, Pastor 907-740-3060

Non Denominational

Mile 25.5 Kenai Spur Hwy, Nikiski “Whoever is thirsty, let him come”

776-8732 Sunday Worship ..........9:30 a.m.

300 W. Marydale • Soldotna 262-4865 John Rysdyk - Pastor/Teacher Sunday: Morning Worship ................9:30 a.m. Sunday School....................11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ..6:00 p.m.

Star Of The North Lutheran Church L.C.M.S.

You Are Invited! Wheelchair Accessible


Our Lady of Perpetual Help


Dustin Atkinson, Pastor Sponsor of the Lutheran Hour 216 N. Forest Drive, Kenai 283-4153 SUMMER SCHEDULE Worship Service.........10:00 a.m.

Nikiski Church Of Christ

Catholic 222 W. Redoubt, Soldotna Oblates of Mary Immaculate 262-4749 Daily Mass Tues.-Fri. .................... 12:05 p.m. Saturday Vigil ........... 5:00 p.m. Reconciliation Saturday................4:15 - 4:45 p.m. Sunday Mass ............ 10:00 a.m.

Mile 91.7 Sterling Hwy. 262-5577 Minister Tony Cloud Sunday Services Bible Study..................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ......11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ....... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service Bible Study.................... 7:00 p.m


Southern Baptist Non Denominational Kalifonsky Christian Center

Mile 17 K-Beach Rd. 283-9452 Pastor Steve Toliver Pastor Charles Pribbenow Sunday Worship .......10:30 a.m. Youth Group Wed. ..... 7:00 p.m. Passion for Jesus Compassion for Others

Kenai Bible Church

604 Main St. 283-7821 Pastor Vance Wonser Sunday School..............9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship ........11:00 a.m. Evening Service .......... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service .... 6:30 p.m.

North Kenai Chapel Pastor Wayne Coggins 776-8797 Mile 29 Kenai Spur Hwy

Sunday Worship...................10:30 am Wed. Share-a-Dish/Video.....6:30 pm

College Heights Baptist Church

44440 K-Beach Road Pastor: Scott Coffman Associate Pastor: Jonah Huckaby 262-3220

Sunday School .......9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Morn. Worship .......9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening - Home Groups. Nursery provided

First Baptist Church of Kenai

12815 Kenai Spur Hwy, Kenai 283-7672 Sunday School..............9:30 a.m. Morning Worship ......10:45 a.m. Evening Service .......... 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Prayer ..... 6:30 p.m.

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Friday, Sept. 27, 2019

Playoff picture begins to sharpen By Joey Klecka Peninsula Clarion

The high school football regular season still has two weeks left, but this weekend could help solidify the playoff picture a great deal. The Soldotna Stars (1-0 Northern Lights Conference) can clinch a 14th straight state playoff spot Saturday with a win over Eagle River (2-0 NLC) and a Kenai Central (0-1 NLC) loss. The Kardinals must win out to have a shot at making the postseason, and it starts Friday night against Kodiak. “This game is really important,” said Kenai head coach Dustin Akana. “We have to win out in order to go to the playoffs, and I always preach, take it a day at a

time. Friday, we’ve got to take care of business, we have to beat Kodiak in order to have a chance.” SoHi head coach Galen Brantley Jr. said in addition to trying to claim a playoff spot, the Stars are excited to hold homecoming celebrations, while sending out the senior class with a win. “For us, it’s just been this long journey with these guys from little pups to where they are now,” he said. “It’ll be a celebration for us.” Saturday’s game is also a rematch of last year’s Division II state championship, which SoHi won in a rout over the Wolves. At the Division III level, Houston (3-0 conference) leads the Peninsula Conference and has already sealed a playoff berth, although

not the top seed yet. The Hawks can accomplish that with a win Friday over Ketchikan. Nikiski, Ketchikan and Homer are all currently tied up for the second spot at 1-1 each in conference play. The biggest matchup involves Nikiski and Homer, which will meet up for the second time this year Saturday afternoon in Homer. The winner of that game will earn a huge leg up on the field going into the final weekend. “I believe the team that wins this game makes the playoffs,” said Nikiski head coach Paul Nelson. “The team that loses is staying home, so it’s definitely a big game.” Nikiski and Homer met Aug. 30 in an unscheduled contest that was hastily put together after Swan

Lake wildfire travel bans instituted by the school district jumbled things up. Instead of Homer traveling to Monroe Catholic and Nikiski hosting Valdez, the two peninsula programs played a nonconference game that Homer ultimately won 50-18. This week, with everything on the line, Homer head coach Justin Zank is hoping his team can stay focused amid the school’s homecoming activities. “It’s the next game for us, it’s business as usual,” Zank said. “We’re feeling good about where we sit, and we have a big matchup this weekend. We’re feeling good.” See PREP, Page A8

There’s always drama at the Region III cross-country meet, of course, but many times by this point in the season, many of the plotlines have been settled. That’s not the case for this year’s meet, which will be held, along with the Region II meet, starting at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Palmer High School. The cross-country season isn’t that long — the first meet this season was on Aug. 19 — and region teams normally see each other at the Tsalteshi Invitational, Bartlett State Preview and Palmer Invitational. So a pecking order quickly develops. This year has been different. Thanks to wildfire smoke and travel restrictions, the Tsalteshi Invitional was canceled and no Kenai Peninsula teams were able to make it to the Bartlett State Preview.

The Palmer Invitational happened, but due to meet cancellations and forced indoor practices, even that meet isn’t a great barometer because Kenai Peninsula coaches simply haven’t had the time to sort out their top runners and make sure everybody is healthy. “We’ve really only had one race where we saw most of the people we’ll be seeing at regions,” Kenai Central coach Bailey Beeson said. “We just had a weird, late start to the year, and that’s led to regions being a big unknown.” The region meets include teams from off the peninsula that were able to get in more meets and outdoor practices. Soldotna coach Ted McKenney said that can raise doubts, but the coach added his team is ready to battle those doubts. “We’d like to think that right now we’re working harder than they are,” McKenney said. “That helps us catch up and give them

appearances. Jordan Strausbaugh, who finished third in the region meet last season as a freshman, will lead the Stars. Junior Erika Arthur, sophomore Jordan Ruffner, junior Isabella Damme yer, s enior Ryann Cannava, junior Katie Delker and senior Cameron Blackwell also will toe the line. Palmer and sophomore Katey Houser are the defending regions champs, but McKenney

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Soldotna’s Jordan Strausbaugh leads Kenai Central’s Jayna Boonstra at the Kenai Peninsula Borough cross-country meet Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at Tsalteshi Trails. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

a little more confidence. Each week the times are a little faster, and they feel a little better about actually racing.” Both the Stars girls and boys will look to return to state by finishing in the top three in the Division I meet. If the team misses out, an individual must be in the top 15 to qualify. The girls returned to state last season for the first time since 2015. The boys are sitting on two straight state

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said Houser has been out. “It’s wide open,” McKenney said, adding that Strausbaugh or Arthur also could pick off a region title on the right day. The boys will be led by seniors Bradley Walters and Lance Chilton. SoHi also will start junior Anchor Musgrave, sophomore Maleda Denbrock, sophomore Quinn Cox, senior Jack Harris and

Seward’s Max Pfeiffenberger leads Homer’s Eyoab Knapp at the Kenai Peninsula Borough cross-country meet on Saturday at Tsalteshi Trails. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Peninsula Clarion

Michael Armstrong

uppose at your latest physical you got a stern lecture from your doctor. Suppose she told you to start exercising more — a lot more. Suppose she told you to crank up those steps from a sedate 3,000 to a peppy 10k. You could join a health club. You could find a used exercise machine, the kind that wind up barely used and become a messy clothes valet. You could buy a pair of $150 running shoes and pound the pavement. Or, you could get a dog. That’s what I did about 23 years ago when my wife and I adopted a rowdy, frisky and very energetic, 2-year-old, 70-pound Irish wolfhound mix dog, Frazier. Frazier didn’t put us on the path to wellness. Frazier pulled us huffing and puffing into a fullsteam exercise plan, the kind that involves at least a 2-mile walk daily not for our own benefit, but to wear him out. We didn’t adopt Frazier with the intent of exercising. Adopting Frazier forced us to take walks so we wouldn’t have a wired, manic canine bouncing off the walls in our 320-square-foot dry cabin. Pretty much ever since I’ve lived in Alaska I have had a dog. By 1984 that become dogs, plural, as in a sled-dog team. My first dog, Ouzel, gained some friends when I went out to buy a good gee-haw command leader and maybe a wheel dog or two. I came home with five dogs. Mushers can be persuasive that way. While dog mushing does make you work, it’s not the most steady exercise. It became steadier when my dogs got older and and I took up skijoring, the sport where sled dogs pull you on skis. Still, that didn’t mean every day. Frazier was every day. To understand his enthusiasm, the back story on how he got rescued starts with someone finding him running down a dirt road in Wasilla dragging a broken chain. We saw him in the Anchorage Daily News Pet of the Week feature and fell in love. So once we brought Frazier back to Homer, got settled and figured out Frazier’s schedule, we realized he needed walkies, and lots of them. The routine became a morning walk upon rising. That’s when I discovered a raven joined us on our walks, flying from tree to tree, following us. I soon realized the raven found out Frazier would leave crumbs after I gave him his endof-walk treat. We walked Frazier after dinner and before bed.

Many questions remain at Region III meet

By Jeff Helminiak


Eagles pick off Packers By Keith Jenkins AP Sports Writer

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Nigel Bradham picked off Aaron Rodgers’ pass in the end zone with 20 seconds left, Jordan Howard gashed Green Bay for his second career threetouchdown game and the Philadelphia Eagles ended a two-game losing streak with a 34-27 victory over the Packers on Thursday night. Howard finished with 87 yards on 15 carries and two touchdowns rushing and one receiving, Carson Wentz went 16 for 27 for 160 yards, three scores and no turnovers, and

the Eagles (2-2) rebounded after losing consecutive games by a combined seven points. Rodgers started 10 for 10 and finished 34 for 53 for 422 yards, two touchdowns and a fumble that set up a short Philadelphia scoring drive. Davante Adams had a career-high 180 yards on 10 catches for Green Bay, but he wasn’t on the field for the Packers (3-1) on the last drive because of a toe injury. After punting on its first two drives and falling behind 10-0, Philadelphia scored on four straight possessions against a defense that

had only given up 35 points through the first three games. Sacked six times in the previous two games, Wentz managed to stay clean throughout most of the game. Zach Ertz had a team-high seven catches for 65 yards, and Alshon Jeffery, who missed all but six snaps over the past two weeks with a calf injury, finished with 38 yards and a touchdown on three catches. Running back Jamaal Williams caught a pass from Rodgers for no gain and was leveled by defensive Derek Barnett on Green Bay’s first play from scrimmage.

Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker Nigel Bradham (53) and teammates celebrate his interception in the last minute of the team’s NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday in Green Bay, Wis. Philadelphia won 34-27. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)


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High school football standings

Football NFL Standings

Northern Lights Conference League Overall W L Pct. W L Pct. Eagle River 2 0 1.000 4 2 .667 Soldotna 1 0 1.000 5 0 1.000 Kenai 0 1 .000 1 4 .200 Kodiak 0 2 .000 0 6 .000

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 W L T Pct PF PA 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 2 2 0 .500 110 105 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 Detroit 2 0 1 .833 67 61 Green Bay 3 1 0 .750 85 69 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

Peninsula Conference Houston 3 0 1.000 6 0 1.000 Nikiski 1 1 .500 1 4 .200 Ketchikan 1 1 .500 1 3 .250 Homer 1 1 .500 3 2 .600 Seward 0 3 .000 0 6 .000 Houston 47, Nikiski 0 Homer 30, Seward 0 Eagle River 31, Kenai 0 Soldotna 63, Kodiak 7 Kenai at Kodiak, 5 p.m. Friday Eagle River at Soldotna, 2 p.m. Saturday Nikiski at Homer, 3 p.m. Saturday Seward at Eielson, TBA

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High school football stats Through Sept. 21 Reported stats only TEAM OFFENSE Team G Pts Rsh Pas Tot Soldotna 5 258 1924 488 2412 Homer 4 124 634 467 1101 Kenai 4 56 823 278 1101 Nikiski 4 30 281 149 430 Team Homer Nikiski Soldotna Kenai

TEAM DEFENSE G Pts Rsh Pas Tot 4 72 738 130 868 4 141 1033 455 1488 3 28 267 349 616 3 90 629 247 876

PASSING YARDAGE LEADERS Name, school G Com Att Yds TD Int Kalugin, Hom 4 24 60 461 7 3 Truesdell, Sol 5 23 28 423 8 0 Daniels, Ken 3 20 48 217 2 7 Litke, Nik 4 13 34 125 1 3 Beck, Ken 1 7 14 61 0 1 T. Johnson, Sol 3 1 3 39 1 0 Hoagland, Sol 1 1 1 26 0 0 Eiter, Nik 1 1 4 16 0 0 Bostic, Nik 1 1 2 8 0 0 Bradshaw, Hom 1 1 5 6 0 1 RUSHING YARDAGE LEADERS Name, school G Att Yds Avg Medcoff, Sol 5 39 601 15.4 Faletoi, Sol 5 44 422 9.5 Burnett, Ken 4 60 363 6.0 Metcalf, Sol 5 21 346 16.4 Kalugin, Hom 4 49 336 6.9 Vann, Ken 4 52 302 5.8 Truesdell, Sol 4 38 239 6.2 Mysing, Nik 3 43 175 4.0 Doughty, Hom 4 36 174 4.8 C. Johnson, Sol 5 14 118 8.4 Berry, Nik 4 30 98 3.2 Escott, Sol 4 13 87 6.6 Murachev, Hom 4 22 68 3.1 Sylvester, Ken 3 12 61 5.0 McCaughey, Nik 2 18 61 3.3 Bradshaw, Hom 3 7 56 8.0 Taylor, Sol 3 7 33 4.7 Sparks, Ken 2 6 25 4.1 Baker, Ken 1 9 25 2.8 Mellon, Sol 1 2 24 12.0 Anderson, Ken 1 2 22 11.0 Al. Faletoi, Sol 1 5 14 2.8 Bond, Sol 1 2 13 6.5 O’Reagan, Sol 3 3 11 3.6 Tomrdle, Ken 1 3 11 3.6 Jaime, Sol 1 2 8 4.0 T. Johnson, Sol 3 4 4 1.0 Eiter, Nik 3 7 1 0.1 Hoagland, Sol 1 1 1 1.0 Manwiller, Hom 1 1 0 0.0 Payne, Nik 1 1 0 0.0 Uribe-Koivisto, Sol 1 1 0 0.0

TD 5 8 3 2 7 2 8 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Nikiski (1-4) at Homer (3-2), 3 p.m. Saturday Homer’s homecoming weekend could be a big one for the football team, which is looking to get back to the postseason after missing out last year. Zank has never coached a playoff game, so it would be a big moment for him as well, but Zank is all business, even after his Mariners throttled the Bulldogs 50-18 on Aug. 31 in a road win. “We expect Nikiski to come out ready to play,” Zank said. “The last time we played them, Nikiski came out and punched us in the mouth with 12 straight points (to start the game). “I expect them to do that again, so we’ve got to calm our nerves.” With senior QB Anthony

Handley, Nik Drake, Hom Hrenchir, Hom Wood, Hom Daniels, Ken Druesedow, Nik Litke, Nik

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RECEIVING YARDAGE LEADERS Name, school G Rec Yds Avg Tenison, Hom 4 8 260 32.5 Brantley, Sol 4 10 203 20.3 Pitsch, Ken 4 8 129 16.1 Hrenchir, Hom 3 6 128 21.3 Medcoff, Sol 3 4 92 23.0 Metcalf, Sol 3 7 87 12.4 Eiter, Nik 3 7 71 10.1 Sylvester, Ken 2 2 42 21.0 Bradshaw, Hom 2 3 41 13.7 Wilson, Sol 1 1 39 39.0 Chumley, Sol 1 1 30 30.0 Berry, Nik 2 4 29 7.2 Uribe-Koivisto, Sol 1 1 26 26.0 Milburn, Ken 2 3 24 8.0 Anderson, Ken 1 2 23 11.5 Murachev, Hom 2 4 21 5.2 Mysing, Nik 2 2 19 9.5 Wood, Hom 2 4 17 4.2 Gray, Nik 1 1 16 16.0 Vann, Ken 1 3 15 5.0 McCaughey, Nik 1 1 14 14.0 Baker, Ken 2 2 14 7.0 Smith, Ken 1 1 13 13.0 Burnett, Ken 2 2 11 5.5 C. Johnson, Sol 1 1 11 11.0 Tomrdle, Ken 1 2 5 2.5

TD 4 5 1 1 1 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Thursday’s Games Philadelphia 34, Green Bay 27 Sunday’s Games 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’s Games Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 4:15 p.m. All Times ADT

Hockey NHL Preseason EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 5 3 0 2 8 14 11 Montreal 6 4 2 0 8 17 15 Detroit 7 3 2 2 8 20 19 Ottawa 5 3 2 0 6 17 16 Buffalo 5 3 2 0 6 15 17 Toronto 6 3 3 0 6 16 12 Tampa Bay 6 2 3 1 5 14 19 Florida 7 2 4 1 5 24 23 Metropolitan Division Washington 4 4 0 0 8 16 7 New Jersey 6 4 2 0 8 18 17 N.Y. Islanders 6 4 2 0 8 17 15 Pittsburgh 5 2 1 2 6 15 14 Columbus 5 2 2 1 5 14 15 Philadelphia 6 1 2 3 5 12 16 Carolina 4 2 2 0 4 7 6 N.Y. Rangers 5 2 3 0 4 11 14 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division Nashville 5 4 1 0 8 16 10 Minnesota 5 2 1 2 6 10 13 St. Louis 6 3 3 0 6 15 15 Dallas 6 3 3 0 6 7 13 Chicago 5 2 2 1 5 11 18 Winnipeg 6 2 3 1 5 14 15 Colorado 5 2 3 0 4 11 14 Pacific Division Vegas 5 4 1 0 8 18 9 Arizona 6 4 2 0 8 20 17 Vancouver 8 4 4 0 8 31 30 Anaheim 5 3 1 1 7 13 11 Los Angeles 6 3 2 1 7 16 16 Calgary 7 3 3 1 7 18 24 Edmonton 6 3 3 0 6 18 19 San Jose 5 1 4 0 2 13 18 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.

SCORING LEADERS Name, school TD FG PAT1 PAT2 Pts Truesdell, Sol 8 0 24 2 76 Kalugin, Hom 8 0 0 3 54 Faletoi, Sol 8 0 0 0 48 Medcoff, Sol 7 0 0 0 42 Metcalf, Sol 5 0 0 0 30 Brantley, Sol 5 0 0 0 30 Tenison, Hom 4 0 0 1 26 C. Johnson, Sol 3 0 0 0 18 Berry, Nik 3 0 0 0 18 Burnett, Ken 3 0 0 0 18 Doughty, Hom 2 0 0 3 18 Bradshaw, Hom 2 0 0 1 14 Vann, Ken 2 0 0 0 12 Pitsch, Ken 1 0 5 0 11 Anderson, Ken 1 0 0 1 8 Sylvester, Ken 1 0 0 0 6 Mysing, Nik 1 0 0 0 6 Escott, Sol 1 0 0 0 6 Hrenchir, Hom 1 0 0 0 6 McCaughey, Nik 1 0 0 0 6 Murachev, Hom 0 0 0 2 4 M. Reutov, Hom 0 0 0 1 2 O’Reagan, Sol 0 0 1 0 1

Kalugin under center for Homer, Zank said he likes the Mariners chances of scoring on the Bulldogs. “We can’t avoid them coming out strong, but what we can avoid is our focus,” he said. “We need to be ready to play like ourselves, just come out and do what we do and when our offense is clicking, it’s hard to stop.” Homer shut out Seward 30-0 last week in a conference game, with Kalugin doing a lot of damage with 204 rushing yards and four total touchdowns — three rushing and one passing. “I would say he’s playing extremely well, and when he’s rolling, we’re rolling, that’s for sure,” Zank said. Nelson said after giving up 47 points in the first half last week in a loss to Houston, the Bulldogs are looking to rediscover their defensive edge, and Kalugin presents the biggest test. “He’s a good athlete and a threat in both running the ball outside and throwing it as well,” Nelson said. “We

have to be aware of what he’s doing. They run the play action well, so our (defensive backs) have to be disciplined.” Nelson said Nikiski struggled against Homer’s read option plays in the Aug. 31 clash, but he and the Bulldogs coaching staff have learned from that. “That was a big problem for us,” he said. “We’ve coached them up to be more prepared this week.” The biggest issue, however, plaguing Nikiski in recent weeks has been the offense, which has scored a measly nine points in the last three games, including two shutouts. Homer, meanwhile, has given up an average of 11 points a game this year against Division III opposition, and contained Seward to just 31 yards of offense last week. “We’ve been focused on



Thursday’s Games Detroit 4, St. Louis 1 N.Y. Rangers 2, Philadelphia 1, SO Tampa Bay 4, Florida 2 Edmonton 5, Winnipeg 3 Minnesota 2, Dallas 1 Arizona 4, Vancouver 2 San Jose 4, Calgary 1 Friday’s Games New Jersey at Columbus, 3 p.m. Toronto at Detroit, 3:30 p.m. Nashville at Carolina, 3:30 p.m. Washington at St. Louis, 4 p.m. Los Angeles at Vegas, 6 p.m. Saturday’s Games Chicago at Boston, 11 a.m. Buffalo at Pittsburgh, noon Colorado at Dallas, 2 p.m. N.Y. Rangers vs. N.Y. Islanders at Bridgeport, Conn., 3 p.m. Ottawa at Montreal, 3 p.m. Detroit at Toronto, 3 p.m. Florida at Tampa Bay, 3 p.m. Edmonton at Calgary, 5 p.m. Arizona at Anaheim, 6 p.m. All Times ADT

Basketball WNBA Playoffs Finals (Best-of-5; x-if necessary) Washington vs. Connecticut Sunday, Sept. 29: Connecticut at Washington, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1: Connecticut at Washington, 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6: Washington at Connecticut, 11:30 a.m. All Times ADT

Baseball AL Standings East Division W L x-New York 102 57 Tampa Bay 95 64 Boston 83 76 Toronto 65 94 Baltimore 52 107 Central Division x-Minnesota 99 60 Cleveland 93 66 Chicago 70 88 Kansas City 58 101 Detroit 46 112 West Division x-Houston 104 54 Oakland 96 63 Texas 76 83 Los Angeles 71 87 Seattle 66 93 x-clinched division

Pct GB .642 -.597 7 .522 19 .409 37 .327 50 .623 -.585 6 .443 28½ .365 41 .291 52½ .658 -.604 8½ .478 28½ .449 33 .415 38½

Thursday’s Games Minnesota 10, Detroit 4 Texas 7, Boston 5 Chicago White Sox 8, Cleveland 0 Oakland 3, Seattle 1 Houston at L.A. Angels, late Friday’s Games Detroit (Alexander 1-4) at Chicago White Sox (Nova 11-12), 12:40 p.m., 1st game Cleveland (Plesac 8-6) at Washington (Voth 1-1), 3:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Glasnow 6-1) at Toronto (Zeuch 1-1), 3:07 p.m. Baltimore (Wojciechowski 3-8) at Boston (Eovaldi 2-0), 3:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Paxton 15-6) at Texas (Palumbo 0-2), 4:05 p.m. Detroit (Boyd 9-11) at Chicago White Sox (López 9-15), 4:10 p.m., 2nd game Minnesota (Berríos 13-8) at Kansas City (Skoglund 0-2), 4:15 p.m. Houston (Urquidy 1-1) at L.A. Angels (Sandoval 0-3), 6:07 p.m. Oakland (Fiers 15-4) at Seattle (Sheffield 0-1), 6:10 p.m. Saturday’s Games Baltimore at Boston, 9:05 a.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto, 11:07 a.m. Cleveland at Washington, 12:05 p.m. Detroit at Chicago White Sox, 3:10 p.m. Minnesota at Kansas City, 3:15 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Texas, 4:05 p.m. Houston at L.A. Angels, 5:07 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 5:10 p.m. All Times ADT

NL Standings East Division W L x-Atlanta 97 62 y-Washington 90 69 New York 83 76 Philadelphia 79 80 Miami 56 103 Central Division z-St. Louis 90 69 z-Milwaukee 89 70 Chicago 82 77

Pct GB .610 -.566 7 .522 14 .497 18 .352 41 .566 -.560 1 .516 8

getting the offense going,” Nelson said. “I think the boys are ready to turn the corner and score some touchdowns.”

Eagle River (4-2) at Soldotna (5-0), 2 p.m. Saturday Last Oct. 13, the Wolves were at a pinnacle in program history, making their first title game appearance. It ended in a 46-14 beatdown to Soldotna, and the team unloaded a big class of senior talent. Still, with a mostly new cast of faces, Eagle River has fought its way to a winning record in NLC play this year after beating up on Kenai last week 31-0. After hauling in two TD catches with 66 yards last week against Kodiak, SoHi tight end Galen Brantley III said the Stars are excited to host the Wolves for a rematch. “It’ll be a good one, it’ll be fun,” he said. “The biggest

Cincinnati 73 Pittsburgh 68 West Division x-Los Angeles 103 Arizona 82 San Francisco 77 San Diego 70 Colorado 68 x-clinched division y-clinched wild card z-clinched playoff berth

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Thursday’s Games Milwaukee 5, Cincinnati 3 L.A. Dodgers 1, San Diego 0 San Francisco 8, Colorado 3 Washington 6, Philadelphia 3 Miami 4, N.Y. Mets 2 Pittsburgh 9, Chicago Cubs 5 Friday’s Games Cincinnati (DeSclafani 9-9) at Pittsburgh (Brault 4-6), 3:05 p.m. Cleveland (Plesac 8-6) at Washington (Voth 1-1), 3:05 p.m. Miami (Lopez 5-8) at Philadelphia (Velasquez 7-8), 3:05 p.m. Atlanta (Foltynewicz 8-5) at N.Y. Mets (Stroman 9-13), 3:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Davies 10-7) at Colorado (González 2-6), 4:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (TBD) at St. Louis (Hudson 16-7), 4:15 p.m. San Diego (Lauer 8-10) at Arizona (Weaver 4-3), 5:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Buehler 13-4) at San Francisco (Cueto 1-1), 6:15 p.m. Saturday’s Games Cleveland at Washington, 12:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, 12:05 p.m. Miami at Philadelphia, 2:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 3:05 p.m. Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, 3:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 3:15 p.m. Milwaukee at Colorado, 4:10 p.m. San Diego at Arizona, 4:10 p.m. All Times ADT Twins 10, Tigers 4 Minnesota Detroit

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Smeltzer, R.Harper (6), B.Graterol (7), Romero (8), Alcala (9) and J.Castro; Zimmermann, Alcántara (5), Cisnero (7), Reininger (8), J.Jiménez (9) and J.Rogers. W--Smeltzer 2-2. L--Zimmermann 1-13. HRs--Minnesota, Schoop (23), Astudillo (4). Rangers 7, Red Sox 5 Boston Texas

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Lakins, B.Johnson (3), T.Kelley (4), Shawaryn (5), Brewer (5), Weber (6), Poyner (7), Velázquez (8) and León, Centeno; Minor, Leclerc (9) and Trevino. W--Minor 14-10. L--Weber 2-4. Sv--Leclerc (14). HRs--Boston, Bradley Jr. (21), Owings (3). Texas, Da.Santana (27), Calhoun (21), Odor (29). White Sox 8, Indians 0 Cleveland Chicago

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Civale, Carrasco (4), Wittgren (5), Hoyt (6), H.Wood (7), Rodriguez (8) and R.Pérez, Haase; Ruiz, Osich (2), Cordero (6), Fry (8), Santiago (9) and McCann. W--Osich 4-0. L--Civale 3-4. HRs--Chicago, McCann (18), Palka (2). Athletics 3, Mariners 1 Oakland Seattle

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Manaea, Luzardo (7), Hendriks (9) and S.Murphy; F.Hernández, Brennan (6), Tuivailala (7), Altavilla (8), Wisler (9) and Narváez, Au.Nola. W--Manaea 4-0. L--F.Hernández 1-8. Sv--Hendriks (25). HRs-Oakland, Chapman (36). Brewers 5, Reds 3 Milwaukee Cincinnati

000 410 000 -- 5 5 1 100 001 010 -- 3 9 0

C.Anderson, Ju.Guerra (6), Pomeranz (7), D.Williams (8), Hader (8) and Grandal, Piña; L.Castillo, Gausman (6), Lorenzen (8), Stephenson (9) and Casali, K.Farmer. W--C.Anderson 8-4. L--L. Castillo 15-8. Sv--Hader (37). HRs--Cincinnati, Aquino (18). Dodgers 1, Padres 0 Los Angeles 000 001 000 -- 1 5 0 San Diego 000 000 000 -- 0 3 1 Kershaw, D.May (7), P.Báez (8), Kolarek (9), Maeda (9) and Wil.Smith; Lucchesi, Baez (7), Strahm (7), G.Reyes (8), Yardley (9) and Hedges, Mejía. W--Kershaw 16-5. L--Lucchesi 10-10. Sv--Maeda (3). Giants 8, Rockies 3 Colorado 000 110 010 -- 3 8 1 San Francisco 100 110 14x -- 8 12 1 Freeland, Tinoco (4), Diehl (6), Howard (7), Parsons (8), B.Shaw (8) and Butera; Beede, B.Smith (4), Coonrod (5), E.Franco (7), Abad (8), Gustave

thing is to stay focused, and not overlook any teams.” SoHi does not control its own playoff destiny this weekend as it needs a win combined with a Kenai loss to clinch, but the Stars can put themselves in position to clinch against its longtime rival in Week 8. SoHi QB Truesdell has been unflappable this year with eight TD throws to zero interceptions, and starting opposite of him will be Eagle River sophomore Nathaniel Guderian, who will be flanked by Wolves RB Cashiez Reaves. Reaves posted 142 rush yards against Kenai last weekend, along with two touchdowns.

Kenai (1-4) at Kodiak (0-6), 5 p.m. Friday Kenai’s playoff hopes are on the line, and a road victory against the winless Kodiak Bears would keep them alive going into the final week. The Kardinals, however, were hit hard this week with

(8), Barraclough (9) and A.Garcia. W--Coonrod 5-1. L--Tinoco 0-3. HRs--San Francisco, Yastrzemski (21), Dubon (4). Nationals 6, Phillies 3 Philadelphia 000 100 020 -- 3 7 0 Washington 110 030 10x -- 6 9 0 Vargas, E.Garcia (5), A.Davis (6), Pivetta (8) and Knapp; Strasburg, Rainey (7), Jav.Guerra (8), Rodney (8), Hudson (9) and Gomes. W--Strasburg 18-6. L--Vargas 7-9. Sv--Hudson (8). HRs--Philadelphia, C.Hernández (13), Knapp (2). Washington, M.Taylor (1), A.Cabrera (18). Pirates 9, Cubs 5 Chicago Pittsburgh

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Quintana, Underwood Jr. (6), Maples (7), Norwood (8) and Lucroy; Musgrove, Stratton (7), Jerez (7), Markel (8) and Stallings. W--Musgrove 11-12. L--Quintana 13-9. Marlins 4, Mets 2 Miami New York

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Yamamoto, J.García (7), Brigham (7), Quijada (8), Stanek (8), Ureña (9) and T.Heineman; Wheeler, Avilán (9), Ed.Díaz (9) and Rivera. W--Brigham 3-2. L--Wheeler 11-8. Sv--Ureña (3). HRs--Miami, T.Heineman (1), Granderson (12), Dean (6).


BASEBALL American League OAKLAND ATHLETICS -- Recalled OF Skye Bolt from Las Vegas (PCL). Reinstated OF Stephen Piscotty from the 10-day IL. National League NEW YORK METS -- Activated OF Dominic Smith from the 10-day IL. Placed Jeff McNeil on the 60-day IL. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NEW ORLEANS PELICANS -- Named Teresa Weatherspoon and AJ Diggs assistant coaches. NBA G League COLLEGE PARK SKYHAWKS -- Acquired the returning player rights of C Johnny Hamilton and a 2019 second-round draft pick from Grand Rapids for the returning player rights of G Craig Sword. FOOTBALL National Football League CHICAGO BEARS -- Waived RB Kerrith White Jr. Signed TE Bradley Sowell. CINCINNATI BENGALS -- Signed CB Torry McTyer from the Kansas City practice squad. Placed CB Darius Phillips on IR. DETROIT LIONS -- Released WR Travis Fulgham. MIAMI DOLPHINS -- Awarded C/G Keaton Sutherland off waivers from Cincinnati. Placed LB James Crawford of IR. NEW YORK GIANTS -- Signed RB Jon Hilliman from the practice squad. Placed WR Russell Shepard on IR. HOCKEY National Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKS -- Assigned C Alex Broadhurst; RW Justin Kloos; LW Jack Kopacka; and D Hunter Drew, Zack Hayes, Patrick Sieloff and Chris Wideman; and G Anthony Stolarz to San Diego (AHL). ARIZONA COYOTES -- Recalled G Ivan Prosvetov from Tucson (AHL). BUFFALO SABRES -- Assigned C Dylan Cozens to Lethbridge (WHL). CAROLINA HURRICANES -- Assigned Fs Morgan Geekie, Janne Kuokkanen, Steven Lorentz, Eetu Luostarinen and Stelio Mattheos; D Jake Bean and Kyle Wood; and G Alex Nedeljkovic to Charlotte (AHL). Assigned D Jesper Sellgren to Lulea HF (Sweden). Assigned F Ryan Suzuki to Barrie (OHL). Assigned F Colin Markison to Charlotte’s training camp. DALLAS STARS -- Signed D Dawson Barteaux to a three-year, entry-level contract. American Hockey League BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS -- Announced the retirement of president Michael Picker, effective October, 2019. TENNIS ATP -- Fined Nick Kyrgios $25,000, suspended him for 16 ATP weeks and placed him on probation for six months as additional penalties for his actions following his second-round match at the ATP Masters 1000 event Cincinnati in August. The fine and suspension are deferred and will be lifted if he meets the conditions of the six-month probationary period. USA DIVING Named Terry Bassett chief executive officer of USA Diving COLLEGE NCAA -- Banned Georgia Tech’s men’s basketball team was banned from postseason play for the 2019-20 season and placed its on four years of probation for major recruiting violations. The sanction also included a reduction in scholarships, limits on recruiting and a fine of $5,000 plus 2% of the program’s budget. FLORIDA GULF COAST -- Named Janelle Silver video coordinator for the women’s basketball program.

grade check eligibility. Akana said he is missing six starters due to grade checks, which will toughen the test this weekend. “We have our goals and expectations for the boys, and they know it,” Akana said. “It’s hard, but we tell them weeks in advance to get your grades taken care of. We know they have to do it by the end of grade checks. We’ve got to move on.” Akana said while one offensive playmaker will miss the game, the offense will still have senior QB Kayden Daniels and junior RB Tucker Vann. Akana listed three new names that will step up and make their debut on varsity, including sophomore Corbin Bookey at offensive tackle and guard, sophomore James Sparks at cornerback and junior River Tomrdle at linebacker. While Kodiak hasn’t won this year, Akana said the Kards aren’t far ahead of the See Week 7, Page A9


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A few years after we adopted Frazier I started working at the Homer News. I would bring Frazier to work and take him for walks at lunch at the beach and then, just to wear him out some more, another walk after work. After dinner we’d take him for one more walk. If you’ve lost count, that’s four walks a day. Pretty soon I had a routine and, I discovered, had acquired an exercise plan. Frazier slowed down and, alas, died about 10 years ago. In another stroke of luck, we adopted an

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Bears with just one win to show for it. “We just can’t overlook them,” he said. “To be honest, we don’t have much to talk about either.” Last year, Kenai defeated Kodiak 41-22. In 2019, one of Kodiak’s most dangerous playmakers is running back Josue Martinez, a strong runner that can bowl through

amazing, cool labradoodle, Leia, as in Princess Leia. To understand Leia’s enthusiasm, the back story on how she got rescued is that she turned out to be too enthusiastic for the 5-year-old boy in her family. Being veterans of the young, enthusiastic, largedog routine, Jenny and I readjusted our schedules and ramped up our daily walks. I found that if I really needed to wear Leia out, a hike down to Diamond Creek Beach would do the trick. Leia and I are now both a bit slower, a bit more white around the muzzle, and with creaky bones. But we both need our walkies. If I touch the leash and my walking shoes, a comet of

white fur bounces around our entryway. So that’s the plan. If you need a daily motivation, get yourself a manic canine companion. Here’s the cool thing about this relationship: it’s not just about the exercise. If you know and love dogs like I do, walks become a way to deepen the strange bond between human and canine. You can tell yourself it’s all part of an exercise plan, but it’s really something more. You may think you’re walking a dog, but the real question is, “Who’s walking whom?”

a defensive line. Last week against Soldotna, Martinez struggled with just 17 yards on 13 carries, but Akana knows who to keep an eye on. “He’s one that we’re watching,” Akana said. “He’s one we’ve been prepping for, he’s on everything.”

2019, and it will be tough to pick it up against the reigning Division III state champion Ravens. The Seahawks, who are eliminated from postseason contention, failed to find the end zone last week against Homer in a 30-0 loss, while Eielson is coming off a rare Aurora Conference loss last weekend when Barrow thrashed the Ravens 42-0 at home. Eielson dumped Seward 45-0 in the teams’ meeting last year.

Seward (0-6) at Eielson (4-1), Saturday The Seahawks are still in search of their first win of

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Brewers top Reds, win 7th straight By The Associated Press CINCINNATI — Orlando Arcia doubled with the bases loaded, and the Milwaukee Brewers shook off the fizz from their playoffs-clinching celebration to close on the NL Central lead Thursday, beating the Cincinnati Reds 5-3 for their seventh straight victory.

TWINS 10, TIGERS 4 DETROIT — Jonathan Schoop hit Minnesota’s record 300th home run, Willians Astudillo also went deep and the AL Central champion Twins rallied past Detroit, moving within one victory of giving the major leagues four 100-win teams for the first time.

WHITE SOX 8, INDIANS 0 CHICAGO —Rookie Aaron Civale gave up home runs on consecutive pitches in the fourth inning and Cleveland fell into perilous position in the playoff race, losing to Chicago.


Strasburg was dominant in his final regular-season start and Washington held its lead in the NL wild-card chase, sweeping a five-game series against Philadelphia.

GIANTS 8, ROCKIES 3 SAN FRANCISCO — Tyler Beede struck out seven in 3 1/3 hitless innings before leaving due to an injury, and San Francisco beat Colorado.

DODGERS 1, PADRES 0 SAN DIEGO — Clayton Kershaw shut down San Diego for six innings and Chris Taylor scored from first base on Max Muncy’s single in the sixth to lead Los Angeles to a three-game sweep. The Dodgers have won four straight and nine of 12 heading into their final regular-season series at San Francisco.

RANGERS 7, RED SOX 5 ARLINGTON, Texas — Mike Minor reached 200 strikeouts in a season for the first time after the Rangers purposely let a foul pop drop,

Danny Santana hit a grand slam and Texas beat Boston to avoid a three-game sweep.

PIRATES 9, CUBS 5 PITTSBURGH — Joe Musgrove pitched three-hit ball through six innings as Pittsburgh beat Chicago and extended the Cubs’ losing streak to nine games.

MARLINS 4, METS 2 NEW YORK — Curtis Granderson, Tyler Heineman and Austin Dean hit late home runs and Miami rallied against Zack Wheeler to beat New York.

ATHLETICS 3, MARINERS 1 SEATTLE — Félix Hernández pitched 5 1/3 innings in likely his final start with Seattle after 15 seasons, but it was Oakland moving to the brink of clinching an AL wild-card berth with the win. Hernández walked off the mound as a Mariner probably for the last time with tears in his eyes. Oakland can clinch one of the two wild-card spots in the AL with a win or Cleveland loss on Friday.

Today in History Today is Friday, Sept. 27, the 270th day of 2019. There are 95 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On September 27, 1964, the government publicly released the report of the Warren Commission, which concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald had acted alone in assassinating President John F. Kennedy. On this date: In 1779, John Adams was named by Congress to negotiate the Revolutionary War’s peace terms with Britain. In 1825, the first locomotive to haul a passenger train was operated by George Stephenson in England. In 1854, the first great disaster involving an Atlantic Ocean passenger vessel occurred when the steamship SS Arctic sank off Newfoundland; of the more than 400 people on board, only 86 survived. In 1917, French sculptor and painter Edgar Degas died in Paris at age 83. In 1935, Judy Garland, at age 13, signed a seven-year contract with MGM. In 1939, Warsaw, Poland, surrendered after weeks of resistance to invading forces from Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union during World War II. In 1942, Glenn Miller and his Orchestra performed together for the last time, at the Central Theater in Passaic, New Jersey, prior to Miller’s entry into the Army. In 1956, Olympic track and field gold medalist and Hall of Fame golfer Babe Didrikson Zaharias died in Galveston, Texas, at age 45. In 1979, Congress gave its final approval to forming the U.S. Department of Education. In 1991, President George H.W. Bush announced in a nationally broadcast address that he was eliminating all U.S. battlefield nuclear weapons, and called on the Soviet Union to match the gesture. The Senate Judiciary Committee deadlocked, 7-7, on the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1994, more than 350 Republican congressional candidates gathered on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to sign the “Contract with America,” a 10-point platform they pledged to enact if voters sent a GOP majority to the House. In 1996, in Afghanistan, the Taliban, a band of former seminary students, drove the government of President Burhanuddin Rabbani out of Kabul, captured the capital and executed former leader Najibullah. Ten years ago: German Chancellor Angela Merkel (AHN’-geh-lah MEHR’-kuhl) won a second term, along with the center-right majority that had eluded her four years earlier, nudging Europe’s biggest economic power to the right. Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative columnist and former Nixon speechwriter William Safire died at age 79. Five years ago: President Barack Obama, in an address to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, said a widespread mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Missouri, existed in too many other communities and was having a corrosive effect on the nation, particularly its children. The Mount Ontake (ahn-TAH’-kay) volcano in central Japan erupted, killing 57 people. Hong Kong activists kicked off a massive civil disobedience protest to challenge Beijing over restrictions on voting reform. Actor George Clooney married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in Venice, Italy. One year ago: During a day-long hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee, Christine Blasey Ford said she was “100 percent” certain that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh when they were teenagers, and Kavanaugh then told senators that he was “100 percent certain” he had done no such thing; Republicans quickly scheduled a recommendation vote for the following morning. The American Bar Association urged the Senate to slow down on the vote until the FBI had time to do a full background check on the claims by Ford and other women. The government reported that the U.S. economy grew at a robust annual rate of 4.2 percent in the second quarter, the best performance in nearly four years. Marty Balin, founder of the 1960s rock group the Jefferson Airplane, died in Florida at the age of 76. Today’s Birthdays: Actress Kathleen Nolan is 86. Actor Wilford Brimley is 85. Actor Claude Jarman Jr. is 85. Author Barbara Howar is 85. World Golf Hall of Famer Kathy Whitworth is 80. Singer-musician Randy Bachman (Bachman-Turner Overdrive) is 76. Rock singer Meat Loaf is 72. Actress Liz Torres is 72. Actor A Martinez is 71. Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt is 70. Actor Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa is 69. Actor/opera singer Anthony Laciura is 68. Singer Shaun Cassidy is 61. Comedian Marc Maron is 56. Rock singer Stephan (STEE’-fan) Jenkins (Third Eye Blind) is 55. Former Democratic National Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is 53. Actor Patrick Muldoon is 51. Singer Mark Calderon is 49. Actress Amanda Detmer is 48. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is 47. Rock singer Brad Arnold (3 Doors Down) is 41. Christian rock musician Grant Brandell (Underoath) is 38. Actress Anna Camp is 37. Rapper Lil’ Wayne is 37. Singer Avril Lavigne (AV’-rihl la-VEEN’) is 35. Bluegrass singer/musician Sierra Hull is 28. Actor Sam Lerner is 27. Actor Ames McNamara is 12. Thought for Today: “I have lived in this world just long enough to look carefully the second time into things that I am most certain of the first time.” -- “Josh Billings” (Henry Wheeler Shaw), American humorist (1818-1885).

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sophomore Tytus Gilbert. Again, McKenney said predictions are impossible because Soldotna has yet to run in a meet against powerhouse Kodiak. “It’s really sketchy,” McKenney said. “We’re just training hard and hoping we’re training well. “We try to learn how to run, learn how to run far and fast, then learn how to race. Being tough enough to race is a learning experience.” Both the Homer girls and boys have been at every state meet since 2012. At the Division II portion of the Region III meet, teams must finish in the top four to make state. Those not on a state qualifier must finish in the top 15 to make it to state. “We’re feeling pretty good,” Homer coach Bob Ostrom said. “Everybody is happy and working hard. They hit some good PRs this weekend.” Senior Autumn Daigle has not lost a race all season. Daigle won the Division II state title as a sophomore, but will be looking for her first region crown. “She’s got a pretty good chance,” Ostrom said. “We just have to keep her healthy.” Junior Brooke Miller and freshman Eryn Field also will lead the effort to make state. The Homer boys, thus far, have been finishing behind region teams Anchorage Christian Schools, Grace Christian, Kenai and Seward. But not by a lot. “We just need to make sure everybody is running the right pace and doing the right thing,” Ostrom said. “Where we end up is totally up in the air.” Juniors Eyoab Knapp and Clayton Beachy will lead the effort, while young runners like freshman Seamus McDonough and sophomore Devin Wise must come through.

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“It could literally be one or two points,” Ostrom said of the boys race for state. “That’s a good race. I like to see that.” The Division II Kenai girls and boys teams have been battling injuries and illness in the past week or so. The Kardinals girls are looking for a sixth straight trip to state, while the Kenai boys went last year for the first time since 2014. Freshman Jayna Boonstra finished second at the Kenai Peninsula Borough meet Saturday to Daigle, though Boonstra was only in her second varsity race. “It’s been really cool to watch her blossom and turn into the runner she is today,” Beeson said. After that for the Kardinals, it’s all sophomores in Logan Satathite, Caitlin Crabb, Leah Fallon, Mikaela Hall, Gabriella Tews and Summer Foster. Kenai junior Maison Dunham won boroughs but most likely will have to find more speed to top ACS junior Tristian Merchant, the defending region champ. “He has a goal time he’d like to hit,” Beeson said. “It’s a high goal for him, but he can achieve it if he really sets his mind to it.” Early in the week, injuries and illness meant Beeson didn’t yet know her boys lineup, but it also should include sophomores Joe Hamilton and Nathan Haakenson and freshman Ky Calvert. “First and foremost, we want to keep everyone healthy,” Beeson said. “Hopefully, they can all get out there, run fast times, place well and advance to state.” The Division II Seward girls and boys will look to return to state after missing out last season. Coach Shelly Walker is proud of her team for improving so much despite missing a couple of weeks of outdoor practice due to smoke. She thanked Marvin Tapsfield of 5th Ave Fitness for letting the team


work out there. The boys made a statement by finishing second in the borough meet last weekend, losing only to Soldotna. Junior Max Pfeiffenberger, junior Trey Ingalls, senior Bjorn Nilsson, junior Levi Deboard and junior Samuel Koster made it happen for the Seahawks. This week, senior Jaden Van Dyke and junior Clay Petersen will be able to race, giving the team more depth. At the start of the season, Walker was not sure if Seward could field a girls team. Freshmen Lena Jagielski and Aly Guernsey have both come through to join juniors Lucy Hankins, Hana Cooney and Maranatha Brueckner and form a team. “It’s been such a positive year,” Walker said. “We’re just going to try and keep that momentum going through regions and see where we end up.” At Division II Nikiski, coach Anna Widman is thrilled to be able to put together a full boys team. Senior Bryan McCollum, freshman Braydon Whiteside, senior Joseph Yourkoski, junior Yorik Bastuck and sophomore Rory Gilmartin all ran at boroughs. They will be joined by French exchange student Victor Westelynck. Widman wrote in an email the team has made steady progress this season. The goal for Saturday is personal records and teamwork. “This is the first time I have had a pack that can motivate each other,” Widman wrote. “I hope they can break out of their established finishing places within the team and surprise me this Saturday.” Nikolaevsk will have four runners compete in the Region II race. That’s not enough to score as a team, so the runners must make the top 10 to make state. Toeing the line will be sophomore Justin Trail, freshman Josiah Brown, senior Isabelle Hickman and senior Sophia Klaich.

Elite runners face the heat DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Marathons at midnight. Training sessions in saunas. Cooling vests packed with ice. Air conditioners humming inside an outdoor stadium. Coaches, athletes and event organizers have been at their creative best in an attempt to beat the heat at world championships in Qatar. For 10 days, athletes will run, throw and jump in the desert, where the 100-degree temperatures and 70 percent humidity will be every bit as fierce as anyone they line up against. One of those athletes will be 2015 Kenai Central graduate Allie Ostrander, who runs in the prelims of the 3,000meter steeplechase at 7:55 a.m. AKDT today. It will be a track meet like no other — good practice for next year’s Olympics in Tokyo, which is expected to be every bit as much of a sizzler — and quite a challenge for

the nearly 2,000 participants descending on Doha to go for gold, silver and bronze in some of the most extreme conditions they’ve ever faced. “I’ve never raced in heat at this level,” American marathoner Roberta Groner said. Organizers scheduled both marathons — beginning with Friday’s women’s event — to start a minute before midnight, and for the race walks to kick off at 11:30 p.m., figuring that pounding the streets under floodlights was better than doing it under the broiling sun. This week, the sea breeze kicking off the Persian Gulf has actually made it more humid at night — it was 90 degrees (32 C) with 69 percent humidity and a realfeel temperature of 104 (40 C) at midnight Thursday — and the question has now become whether they’ve simply traded one problem for another.

“The thing with these athletes, they don’t know when to stop. They’re too competitive,” said associate professor of physiology Santiago Lorenzo, a former Olympic decathlete who has done studies on the effects of heat on athletes. “They’ll keep running until they drop. So the organizing committee, they have to make sure they think about the safety of their runners.” IAAF president Sebastian Coe bristled at the notion that taking world championships to the desert in September was folly, and wouldn’t bite when asked about speculation that more than half of Friday night’s 70-woman field might not finish the race. He said there will be more water, and more medical staff, on the course. Everyone will be keeping a keen eye open for signs of dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.



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TV Guide A12 | PENINSULA CLARION | PENINSULACLARION.COM | Friday, September 27, 2019 WEEKDAYS MORNING/AFTERNOON A (3) ABC-13 13 (6) MNT-5 5 (8) CBS-11 11 (9) FOX-4 4 (10) NBC-2 2 (12) PBS-7 7

8 AM



(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

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

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(51) FREE 180 311 (55) TLC

9 AM

M T 183 280 W Th F


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(8) CBS-11 11 (9) FOX-4



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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


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

2 PM


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

3 PM


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


4 PM


5 PM

TV A =Clarion DISH B = DirecTV 5:30

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. Paid Prog. The Dan Patrick Show (N) ‘PG’ College Football The Rich Eisen Show (N) (Live) ‘PG’ Paid Prog. Everstrong The Dan Patrick Show (N) ‘PG’ Golf Life Focused The Rich Eisen Show (N) (Live) ‘PG’ Paid Prog. Paid Prog. The Dan Patrick Show (N) ‘PG’ Destination West Coast The Rich Eisen Show (N) (Live) ‘PG’ Paid Prog. Paid Prog. The Dan Patrick Show (N) ‘PG’ MLS Soccer The Rich Eisen Show (N) (Live) ‘PG’ Paid Prog. Paid Prog. The Dan Patrick Show (N) ‘PG’ MLS Soccer Bar Rescue ‘PG’ Bar Rescue ‘PG’ Bar Rescue ‘PG’ Bar Rescue ‘PG’ Bar Rescue ‘PG’ Two Men Two Men Two Men Two Men Varied Programs Stooges “Death Race 2” (2010, Action) Luke Goss, Ving Rhames. “Die Hard” (1988, Action) Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia. “Pulp Fiction” (1994) John Travolta. “Anaconda” (1997) Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube. “Pulp Fiction” (1994, Crime Drama) John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson. “The Shawshank Redemption” (1994) Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman. (:15) “Death Warrant” (1990) Robert Guillaume (:15) “Ender’s Game” (2013) Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield. (:45) “The Fugitive” (1993, Suspense) Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones. Minority Rpt M*A*S*H M*A*S*H M*A*S*H (:40) “Minority Report” (2002, Science Fiction) Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell. (12:55) “John Carter” (2012, Science Fiction) Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins. Stooges (:45) “Animal House” (1978) John Belushi, Kevin Bacon. (:15) “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” (1994) (:15) “Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls” (1995) (:15) “The Hangover” Ben 10 ‘Y7’ Teen Titans Victor Victor Total Drama Total Drama Gumball Gumball Gumball Gumball Total Drama Total Drama Teen Titans Teen Titans Gumball Gumball Ben 10 ‘Y7’ Teen Titans Victor Victor Total Drama Total Drama Gumball Gumball Gumball Gumball Total Drama Total Drama Teen Titans Teen Titans Gumball Gumball Ben 10 ‘Y7’ Teen Titans Victor Victor Total Drama Total Drama Gumball Gumball Gumball Gumball Total Drama Total Drama Teen Titans Teen Titans Gumball Gumball Ben 10 ‘Y7’ Teen Titans Victor Victor Total Drama Total Drama Gumball Gumball Gumball Gumball Total Drama Total Drama Teen Titans Teen Titans Gumball Gumball Ben 10 ‘Y7’ Teen Titans Victor Victor Total Drama Total Drama Gumball Gumball Gumball Gumball Total Drama Total Drama Teen Titans Teen Titans Gumball Gumball Dr. Dee: Alaska Vet Dr. Jeff: RMV The Zoo ‘PG’ Secret Life-Zoo Pit Bulls and Parolees Pit Bulls and Parolees Varied Programs Mickey T.O.T.S. ‘Y’ T.O.T.S. ‘Y’ Puppy Pals Muppet Giganto Vampirina PJ Masks Puppy Pals T.O.T.S. ‘Y’ Academy Ladybug Amphibia Big City Big City Big City Mickey T.O.T.S. ‘Y’ Puppy Pals Puppy Pals Muppet Giganto Vampirina PJ Masks Puppy Pals T.O.T.S. ‘Y’ Academy Ladybug Amphibia Big City Big City Big City Mickey T.O.T.S. ‘G’ Puppy Pals Puppy Pals Muppet Giganto Vampirina PJ Masks Puppy Pals T.O.T.S. ‘Y’ Academy Ladybug Amphibia Big City Big City Big City Mickey T.O.T.S. ‘Y’ Puppy Pals Puppy Pals Muppet Giganto Vampirina PJ Masks Puppy Pals T.O.T.S. ‘Y’ Academy Ladybug Amphibia Big City Big City Big City Mickey T.O.T.S. ‘G’ Puppy Pals Muppet T.O.T.S. ‘Y’ Giganto Vampirina PJ Masks Puppy Pals T.O.T.S. ‘Y’ Academy Ladybug Amphibia Big City Big City Big City Bubble Bubble Bubble Bubble Bubble Bubble Blaze Ricky Zoom PAW Patrol PAW Patrol “Ice Age: The Meltdown” (2006, Children’s) SpongeBob SpongeBob Bubble Bubble Bubble Bubble Bubble Bubble Blaze Ricky Zoom PAW Patrol PAW Patrol SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob Bubble Bubble Bubble Bubble Bubble Bubble Blaze Ricky Zoom PAW Patrol PAW Patrol SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob Bubble Bubble Bubble Bubble Bubble Bubble Blaze Ricky Zoom PAW Patrol PAW Patrol SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob Bubble Guppies ‘Y’ Bubble Guppies ‘Y’ Bubble Guppies ‘Y’ Bubble PAW Patrol PAW Patrol PAW Patrol SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob Baby Daddy 700 Club The 700 Club Varied Programs Movie Varied Programs 900 Pound Man: Race The 685-Lb. Teen ‘PG’ Untold Stories of the E.R. Untold Stories of the E.R. Dr. Pimple Popper ‘14’ American Gypsy Wedding American Gypsy Wedding Say Yes Say Yes Unexpected ‘14’ Unexpected ‘14’ The Little Couple ‘G’ The Little Couple ‘G’ The Little Couple ‘G’ The Little Couple ‘G’ The Little Couple ‘G’ The Little Couple ‘G’ Pregnant Behind Bars ‘14’ Pregnant Behind Bars ‘14’ Untold Stories of the E.R. Untold Stories of the E.R. Dr. Pimple Popper ‘14’ American Gypsy Wedding American Gypsy Wedding Say Yes to the Dress Pregnant Pregnant Pregnant Pregnant Untold Stories of the E.R. Untold Stories of the E.R. Dr. Pimple Popper ‘14’ American Gypsy Wedding American Gypsy Wedding Say Yes to the Dress Secretly Pregnant ‘14’ Secretly Pregnant ‘14’ Untold Stories of the E.R. Untold Stories of the E.R. Dr. Pimple Popper ‘14’ American Gypsy Wedding American Gypsy Wedding Say Yes to the Dress


B = DirecTV

9:30 10 AM 10:30 11 AM 11:30 12 PM 12:30 1 PM

Good Morning America The View ‘14’ The Doctors ‘PG’ Channel 2 Morning Ed Dateline ‘PG’ Providence Providence (7:00) CBS This Morning Let’s Make a Deal ‘PG’ The Price Is Right ‘G’ Injury Court The People’s Court ‘PG’ Judge Mathis ‘PG’ The Real ‘PG’ (7:00) Today ‘G’ Today 3rd Hour Today-Hoda Curious Go Luna Daniel Tiger Daniel Tiger Sesame St. Pinkalicious

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6 PM


7 PM


Wheel of For- American Fresh Off the tune (N) ‘G’ Housewife (N) Boat (N) ‘PG’ ‘PG’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Mike & Molly Mike & Molly Last Man Last Man CSI: Miami “Out of Time” ‘14’ “I See Love” Standing ‘PG’ Standing ‘PG’ Recalling the team’s forma‘14’ tion. ‘14’ The Ellen DeGeneres Show KTVA 5 p.m. CBS Evening KTVA 6 p.m. Evening News Hawaii Five-0 (N) ‘14’ (N) ‘PG’ First Take News Two and a Entertainment Funny You Funny You The Big Bang The Big Bang WWE SmackDown’s GreatHalf Men ‘14’ Tonight (N) Should Ask Should Ask Theory ‘PG’ Theory ‘PG’ est Hits (N Same-day Tape) ‘PG’ ‘PG’ Judge Judy Judge Judy Channel 2 NBC Nightly Channel 2 Newshour (N) Bluff City Law “Pilot” Syd‘PG’ ‘PG’ News 5:00 News With ney Strait joins her father’s Report (N) Lester Holt firm. ‘14’ Death in Paradise The team BBC World Nightly Busi- PBS NewsHour (N) Washington Alaska Ingoes to London. ‘PG’ News ness Report Week (N) sight ‘G’


Jeopardy! (N) ‘G’

8 PM


9 PM

September 22 - 28,27, 2019 SEPTEMBER 2019 9:30 10 PM 10:30 11 PM 11:30

20/20 (N) CSI: Miami “Hostile Takeover” Horatio must submit to a gunman. ‘14’ Magnum P.I. “Payback for Beginners” (N) ‘14’ Prodigal Son “Pilot” Malcolm helps the NYPD solve crimes. ‘14’ Dateline NBC (N) ‘PG’

ABC News at (:35) Jimmy Kimmel Live ‘14’ (:37) Nightline (N) ‘G’ 10 (N) Dateline ‘PG’ Blue Bloods Frank tries to help his ex-partner. ‘14’ Fox 4 News at 9 (N)

Great Performances Bach’s VOCES on PBS The disapsonatas and partitas. (N) ‘PG’ pearance of Maria Moreno. (N) ‘PG’

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2 Broke Girls How I Met Pawn Stars ‘14’ Your Mother “Road Test” ‘14’ ‘PG’ KTVA Night- (:35) The Late Show With James Corcast Stephen Colbert ‘PG’ den TMZ (N) ‘PG’ TMZ ‘PG’ Entertainment Two and a Tonight Half Men ‘14’ Channel 2 (:34) The Tonight Show Star- (:37) Late News: Late ring Jimmy Fallon (N Same- Night With Edition (N) day Tape) ‘14’ Seth Meyers The Annual Imagen Awards Amanpour and Company (N) Positive portrayals of Latinos. ‘G’


Last Man Last Man (8) WGN-A 239 307 Standing Standing (3:00) Holiday Gift Preview (20) QVC 137 317 “With David” (N) ‘G’ Wife Swap “Yonts/Jan-Turan” (23) LIFE 108 252 External vs. internal beauty. ‘PG’ Law & Order: Special Vic (28) USA 105 242 tims Unit ‘14’ American American Dad ‘14’ (30) TBS 139 247 Dad ‘14’

Last Man Last Man Standing Standing Isaac Mizrahi Live! (N) (Live) ‘G’ Wife Swap A hunter trades with an animal activist. ‘PG’

Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man Standing ‘G’ Standing Standing Standing DaretoShareBeauty with Shawn (N) (Live) ‘G’

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Disabled man conceals HIV diagnosis from his parents DEAR ABBY: I’m my parents. They are a man in my early 30s in their early 60s and who was born with a have worked in fields of moderately severe form government where they of cerebral palsy. This encountered HIV decades disability has always ago. I don’t believe they been a major part of my have any current inforlife. As a child, I used mation about the disease a wheelchair and had and the effectiveness of several surgeries on my treatment. legs that were somewhat Should I tell them Dear Abby traumatic. However, about my diagnosis? I’m Jeanne Phillips through physical therapy constantly torn between and the encouragement a feeling that I should be of my parents, I was able to learn raising awareness and destigmatizing to do most things on my own, to HIV, and a fear that they aren’t going the point that I got my own apartto understand. I’m not sick, I’m not ment, went to college and on to grad dying, and my life is not ruined. The school. I support myself just fine. advances of the past 30 years have The problem is, when I was 23 (10 allowed that. But I still feel like letting years ago), I was diagnosed with HIV. them know I’m HIV-positive would It was contracted through sex during be a burden on them, especially after a time when I was depressed. It was what I’ve faced with cerebral palsy. difficult for me emotionally for a few Should I tell them? And what’s the months, but because of my experibest approach? ence with my disability, I was able to ­– POSITIVELY POSITIVE pull myself together pretty quickly. DEAR POSITIVE: If your parents Healthwise, I’m doare intelligent, they should have ing great, but I have never told some idea that HIV treatment

has improved over the decades. Because you appear to be eager to “raise awareness,” I suggest that you tell them about your status in as upbeat a manner as possible. Tell them you love them, that you are doing great, your meds are working well, but you thought they ought to know.

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Crossword | Eugene Sheffer


DEAR NOT SPECIAL: This may not be the answer you are expecting, but I would be remiss if I didn’t share my thoughts with you. I am concerned about the wisdom of buying a ring for a small child, particularly a baby. Babies spend a lot of time with their little hands in their mouths. You must know that the ring would not be worn by your granddaughter because such an item could choke an infant (and the bracelet, too, for that matter). Discuss that gift with the child’s mother before giving it. As to your friend’s idea of a bracelet, if she was trying to upstage you, she wouldn’t have told you about her idea. Let it go.

DEAR ABBY: I told a close girlfriend of mine I had bought my soon-to-be-born granddaughter a baby ring and plan on giving it to my daughter-in-law at the shower. I was really excited about it. A week later my friend texted me asking if she would be stepping on my toes if she bought the baby a little baby bracelet. My first reaction was yes, and that she was trying to upstage me at the shower. At any rate, my baby ring would not be as special as I want it to be. Am I wrong in feeling this way? Is it appropriate for her to do that? Now I feel bad that I’m making my granddaughter miss out on a beautiful gift because of my selfishness. I would appreciate

Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars CANCER (June 21-July 22)

HHH You could wake up feeling confused, suddenly remembering all that you need to clear out to start the weekend fancy-free. A respected friend or cohort comes through for you in a big way. Tonight: Charge your energy into the good times.

HHHH Seek out more information before making a decision. Make sure that your imagination is not making too much of the words you hear. Stick with facts and you will be a lot happier. Travel plans or interactions with people at a distance could be elusive at best. Tonight: Join friends.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHH Your creativity and sense of well-being dominate nearly everything you touch. A friend remembers what a difference you make in his or her life and thanks you. You might be taken aback by a gesture this person makes. Tonight: Start the weekend with some naughtiness in mind.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHH Stay anchored knowing that you have a lot to do, both professionally and personally. Do not overthink any task; just do it. An authority figure might give you surprising news, but he or she might not have all the facts. Tonight: Christen the weekend well.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHH As you consider the weekend, you might be deluding yourself about a partnership or a financial issue. You will see quickly where you are. Remain positive, knowing a good time does not need to have a big budget behind it. Tonight: Go for the moment.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHHH Someone might attempt to weave his or her allure around you. You just might fall for this person’s projection. Try to stay realistic and not put this person on a pedestal. Both of you will be a lot happier. Tonight: Raising Cain.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHH You might be dragging more than you would like to admit. You could be processing a decision or a situation. Honor a need for some solitary time to relax and consider the pros and cons of a particular choice. Tonight: Be mysterious. Vanish.

HHHHH Go beyond your traditional approach and be willing to say what you feel. You could have a unique opportunity if you stay flexible and give up a traditional approach -- just for now! Tonight: Be entertained.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

HHHH Zero in on a meeting. You could find or think that the goals of this particular group are out of whack. You might not like the results if you try to enlighten this group. Respond to a friend’s standard invitation. Tonight: TGIF.

HHHH A partner clearly has different ideas than you about plans and finances. You could be uncomfortable dealing with a child or loved one who might be fussy and detailed oriented and cannot see the big picture. Tonight: Be responsive to a request.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

placed foil cupcake liners on the coasters and flattened them down so that the flame wouldn’t touch the edges. There was enough of a curve to catch the wax drippings. These provided enough light until we had power again. - Rochelle in Detroit

Dear Heloise: My friend and I want to go traveling over the next three months, but we don’t know where we aren’t allowed to go or which countries are too DANGEROUS to set foot in right now. How can we find out which ones are safe and which ones aren’t? ‑ Doug and Jason in Salem, Ore.

Readers, be sure to never leave a burning candle unattended. - Heloise

Doug and Jason, you can contact the U.S. Embassy in the countries you want to visit, or you can go online to But before you travel anywhere, tell family and friends where you are going and when you expect to be back. ‑ Heloise

BLACKOUT Dear Heloise: We recently had a bad storm come through here, which caused a power outage. I had some short candles but no candleholders. I took coasters,

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PASSWORDS Dear Heloise: I always have difficulty remembering new passwords for my computer. Many sites warn people to change their password once or twice a year, but it gets confusing. So I remembered the phone number of the home where I grew up, and that is my password. My brother uses the house number and street name of where we grew up as his password. Unless someone knew me well enough, they could never guess these things. - Becky in Ohio


PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

HHH Build pressure. You want to make a good impression, yet you might have difficulty staying focused. What comes up for you could force you to rethink a personal decision. Tonight: Make a must-appearance.

hints from heloise Don’t go there?

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

HHHHH You live in a rainbow, which adds color and a dreamlike quality to your life. At times, you will fall out and see the harsh realities of a situation. A partner or associate often anchors you by bursting your bubble. Tonight: Where crowds and friends can be found.

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witnessed the president abuse his office for personal gain,” the complaint says. The complaint has revived questions about the activities of Giuliani, who it says alarmed government officials by circumventing “national security decision making processes.” Giuliani, a Trump loyalist who represented the president in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, repeatedly communicated with advisers of Ukraine’s president in the days after the phone call. The House intelligence committee released a redacted version of the whistleblower complaint Thursday ahead of testimony from Joseph Maguire, the acting director of national intelligence. Maguire acknowledged that the complaint alleged serious wrongdoing by the president but said it was not his role to judge whether the allegations were credible or not. Maguire said he was

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unfamiliar with any other whistleblower complaint in American history that “touched on such complicated and sensitive issues.” He praised the whistleblower as having acted honorably, said he recognized the complaint as immediately sensitive and important and insisted the White House did not direct him to withhold it from Congress. “I believe that everything in this matter here is totally unprecedented,” he said. In the complaint, the anonymous whistleblower acknowledged not being present for Trump’s Ukraine call, but said multiple White House officials shared consistent details about it. Adding another layer of intrigue, those officials told the whistleblower that “this was ‘not the first time’ under this administration that a presidential transcript was placed into this codewordlevel system solely for the purpose of protecting politically sensitive — rather than national security sensitive — information,” the complaint said. In this case, the complaint said, the officials told the

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Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire takes his seat before the House Intelligence Committee in Washington on Thursday.

whistleblower they were “directed” by White House lawyers to remove the electronic transcript from the computer system in which such transcripts are typically stored for coordination, finalization and distribution to Cabinet-level officials. “This set of actions underscored to me that White House officials understood the gravity of what had

transpired in the call,” the official complaint said. “If this was all so innocent,” Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York said in reaction, “why did so many officials in the White House, in the Justice Department and elsewhere make such large efforts to prevent it from being made public?” The complaint also says multiple U.S. officials

reported that Giuliani traveled to Madrid one week after the call to meet with one of Zelenskiy’s advisers, and that the meeting was characterized as a follow-up to the telephone conversation between the two leaders House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who endorsed an impeachment investigation in light of the Ukraine revelations, said the content of

the complaint “lifts this into whole new terrain.” The president, she said, “betrayed his oath of office, our national security and the integrity” of America’s elections. Rep. Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House intelligence committee, said the whistleblower “has given us a road map” for the impeachment investigation. In the Senate, which would hold a trial if the House voted to impeach Trump, there was an undercurrent of concern among Republicans. Ma n y R e p u b l i c a n s declined comment about the complaint, saying at midday they had not read the whistleblower report. But a few mounted defenses of the president and attacked the whistleblower’s credibility. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., who made several trips to meet with the Ukrainian president including the inauguration mentioned in the report, brushed off critics “impugning all kinds of nefarious motives here.” “This has been blown way out of proportion,” Johnson said.

Final Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby comes to a close By Michael Armstrong Homer News

The 2019 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby winner got a prize of $13,160.50 for his 224.2-pound barn door, but Jason Schuler also can add a footnote to his trophy: He’s the last of a 34-year run of derby winners. In a press release on Sept. 10, the Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center board of directors announced it is ending the derby at the close of this year’s event on Sept. 15. Schuler, of Wahpeton, North Dakota, caught his fish on July 12, on the Optimist while fishing with Captain Daniel Donich of

Daniel’s Personalized Guide Service. In another big move, the chamber announced last week that Executive Director Debbie Speakman resigned effective Sept. 17. Visitor center and community events manager Jan Knutson will serve as interim director while the board seeks a replacement, with a job announcement to be released soon. Speakman served for the past two years, succeeding previous director Karen Zak. Speakman did not provide a reason for leaving, Knutson said. Other halibut derby winners this year were Martina Parrish of Bozeman,

Montana, who won $1,000 in the “Just for the Halibut” raffle. Vincent Kruzick of Soldotna won the $500 released fish prize for releasing a big halibut on the wate. Kids prize winners were Brooks Smith of Pomeroy, Washington, Evan of Chicago, Logan of Wasilla, Alayna Naylor of Wasilla, and Jack Brixey of Altaville, California. A 4-H member, Brixey said he would use his $225 prize to buy a pig for the fair. Five tagged fish worth $250 and one worth $1,000 were caught. Instead of a derby, the chamber will hold a halibut tournament similar to its popular winter king salmon tournament going forward. Planning

in still in the works, said Chamber Marketing Director Amy Woodruff, but the halibut tournament will be held the first week of June. “If you look at it from the perspective of the derby not being the draw it once was, that’s the time of year the charter fishermen are getting started,” she said. “… It’s a chance to kick off the season in a good way.’ Woodruff said the board made its decision due to declining derby ticket sales. “The derby was originally conceived to market Homer as a fishing destination. Marketing has changed so much in the past 34 years,” she said. Where before people might

Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby winner Jason Schuler (left), of Wahpeton, North Dakota, poses with his 224.2-pound fish on July 12 in Homer. With him is Capt. Daniel Donich of Daniel’s Personalized Guide Service.

have come to Homer for the derby, they’re now coming to Homer to fish, with the derby less of an attraction. “I think fishing is still a big draw,” Woodruff said. “I know people who live here because they can fish year-round. It’s one of the things we’re putting out to people to encourage them to visit Homer — certainly not the only thing.” The end of the derby follows several years of regulation changes in the guided sport fish halibut fishery. “I see the charter operators adapting to the regulations,” Woodruff said. “I don’t think the decline in (derby) ticket sales can be attributed to fewer days of fishing.”

Dunleavy orders employees to ‘opt-in’ to stay in union By Peter Segall Juneau Empire

Gov. Mike Dunleavy issued an administrative order Thursday afternoon saying that all public sector union employees will have to affirmatively “opt-in” if they want to remain in the union. The Department of Administration will be setting up a system, both online and in person, where union members will have to regularly affirm they want to remain members union. The governor made the announcement in an Anchorage press conference with reporters Thursday. Attorney General Kevin Clarkson and Commissioner Kelly Tshibaka were present as well. It’s not clear at this time how often union members will have to opt-in but it was mostly likely to be at least annually, Clarkson told reporters. The order comes following an opinion issued by Clarkson in August, which said that the state was not in compliance with the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 ruling in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Council 31. That decision said that because unions often engaged in political activity its members may not agree with, forcing non-union members to pay dues was a violation of their freedom of speech. Non-union employees had previously been forced to pay union dues because their contracts had been negotiated by the union and they received other union benefits. Clarkson said that the Supreme Court’s decision said “clear and compelling evidence” must be given

The union says it will request a temporary restraining order to halt the administrative order from being implemented. that employees want union dues taken out of their paychecks and that the current system for opting in didn’t provide that. “The state has to be involved in the process,” Clarkson told reporters Thursday. “The state is not allowed to presume union membership.” The opt-in process would have to take place regularly, Clarkson said, because, “waivers become stale as circumstances change.” It’s not clear how this decision will affect the state’s current contract with public sector unions. Tshibaka told reporters that about 12,000 state employees were members of a union. “A contract that is unconstitutional is no contract at all,” Clarkson said. But union officials have pointed out the Janus decision applies to non-union members who were previously made to pay union dues. Non-union employees stopped having their paychecks deducted under the Walker administration, Alaska State Employee Association Executive Director Jake Metcalfe previously told the Empire. Union officials have told the Empire that employees who are members of the union have already

consented to the deductions because they are members of the union. “This is a radical extremist view,” Metcalfe told the Empire in a phone interview Thursday. Metcalfe said that no other state had tried to interpret Janus to include union members. “There’s no support for this position. The governor is trying to interfere with our members’ constitutional rights to organize.” Metcalfe said that ASEA representatives will be meeting with state lawyers before a judge Friday morning. The union will request a temporary restraining order which would halt the administrative order from being implemented. On Sept. 16, the state filed a lawsuit against Alaska’s largest public sector union, the Alaska State Employees Association (ASEA). The union had threatened legal action if DOA stopped deducting union dues from certain employees paychecks. Following Clarkson’s decision, several state employees approached DOA asking that dues stop being deducted from their paychecks, the state’s lawsuit said. When the state notified the union it would cease union deductions for those employees, the union threatened legal action, which in turn prompted the state to sue the union, according to the lawsuit. “This is a violation of the constitution, a violation of the contract that the governor signed a little more than a month ago. Based on our contract, we do not believe that this change will take place,” Metcalfe told the Empire. The attorney general’s office did not immediately return phone calls seeking comment.

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Peninsula Clarion, September 27, 2019  

September 27, 2019 edition of the Peninsula Clarion

Peninsula Clarion, September 27, 2019  

September 27, 2019 edition of the Peninsula Clarion