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Drought downgraded, more rain needed The extreme drought in the northwest corner of the Kenai Peninsula has been downgraded to a severe drought in this week’s updated map from the U.S. Drought Monitor. The map and data, which is updated every Thursday, shows the rest of the Kenai Peninsula was also downgraded from a severe drought to a moderate drought. Since Sept. 10, the drought on the peninsula has been waning, due to a recent wet weather trend. The past week has brought 1 to 3 inches of rain over much of the drought areas in the state, and the sevenday rainfall on the Kenai Peninsula totaled as much as 3.92 inches. More rain is needed to end the drought, though, the summary said. Kenai has had an abnormally dry summer. Between June 1 and Aug. 31, the city of Kenai received 1.73 inches of rainfall, according to the National Weather Service office in Anchorage. As of Thursday afternoon, the Kenai area had received 3.69 inches of rain in September, according to data from the National Weather Service, which is slightly above the September monthly average for the area of 3.43 inches of precipitation during the whole month. In Kenai, there’s a chance of rain on Sunday and Monday, the National Weather Service is forecasting.

Opening of 2 pot businesses delayed BETHEL — Sponsored protests could stop two Alaska cannabis companies from opening despite having approved licenses, city officials said. The state Marijuana Control Board recently approved licenses for two marijuana stores, but Bethel City Council has delayed the businesses’ openings citing city code violations, KYUK-AM reported Thursday. Bethel Mayor Fred Watson has sponsored conditional licenses protests for Alaska Grown Cannabis and Kusko Kush both located about 400 See news, Page A3

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Nearly every Alaskan will get $1,606 oil check By Mark Thiessen Associated Press

ANCHORAGE — Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration announced Friday that nearly every Alaskan will receive $1,606 in this year’s oil wealth check and reminded people that it could have been much bigger. Dunleavy’s pick to fill an open state Senate seat could make that happen. Dunleavy said he has appointed Rep. Josh Revak, an Anchorage Republican, to the open Senate seat. The move still needs confirmation by Senate Republicans, which is not

assured. Dunleavy campaigned last year on the prospect of a larger dividend in line with a longstanding calculation that has not been followed since 2016. The Department of Revenue said if the formula had been followed this year, the check amount would have been $2,910. Some lawmakers said the state could afford such a payout and others countered it is unsustainable and at odds with a law that seeks to limit what can be taken from the earnings of the Alaska Permanent Fund for government expenses and dividends. The divide led to prolonged and

contentious legislative sessions that at one point this year had lawmakers meeting in two different cities. Lawmakers ultimately settled on the smaller dividend amount by cobbling together a mix of dollars that included Alaska Permanent Fund earnings and savings. State Sen. Chris Birch, an Anchorage Republican, advocated for the smaller check. When he died suddenly in August, Dunleavy appointed state Rep. Laddie Shaw to fill the vacancy. Senate Republicans on Sept. 19 rejected Shaw, who favors the higher check. Senate President Cathy Giessel of

Anchorage said at the time that Birch had displayed strong leadership on reforming the dividend and protecting the Alaska Permanent Fund. Giessel said Birch “proudly took the issue directly to voters during the recent election.” “The duty of the Senate is to confirm a replacement … with deference to the views of the late Senator Birch and, most importantly, those of all the people in the district he served,” she said. Like Shaw, Revak favours the bigger check. See check, Page A2

Putting addiction on the run Change 4 the Kenai hosts Stomp Out Stigma Color Run By Brian Mazurek Peninsula Clarion

Peninsula residents gathered at Soldotna Creek Park on Saturday to stomp out the stigma of addiction — one step at a time. Change 4 the Kenai — a local coalition dedicated to substance abuse prevention in the community through advocacy and education — hosted their third annual Stomp Out Stigma Color Run at noon on Saturday. “We’re working to stomp out the stigma of addiction and bring awareness to the community that everyone matters, and that people dealing with addiction shouldn’t feel ashamed to come and get services or seek help,” Project Coordinator Shari Conner said on Saturday. “Which is what happens when people are perceived as being a ‘junkie’ or something that’s very negative instead of looking at addiction as a disease.” The “color” part of the color run came in the form of powdered chalk that volunteers threw onto passersby while they completed a 5K loop at their own leisure. Conner said that there’s no underlying meaning behind the colors — they’re just fun. In between the color stations were pink flamingos to guide the participants along the loop, which used the same route as the Kenai River Festival run through the Mullen Homestead and Swiftwater Park. Runners and walkers who registered for the event were given free T-shirts that had the Change 4 the Kenai logo on the front but were

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Participants in the 2019 Stomp Out Stigma Color Run make their way through a haze of pink chalk at Soldotna Creek Park on Saturday.

otherwise left white — perfect for getting covered in colored chalk. Kathy and Don Cross moved to Soldotna last year and said they heard about the event and thought it would be a good way to spend their Saturday. Kathy works in health care and said that, coming from Virginia,

one of the first things they noticed was the prevalence of addiction in community. “We’d stop at a rest area coming down through Turnagain Arm, and there would be needles all over the rest area,” Cross said. “And it amazes me the ages of people that are addicted. When we lived in Virginia

I assumed addiction was basically a younger person’s thing, but here I’ve seen people dealing with it in their 70s and 80s. It’s sad.” Lisa Hutchens came to the event from Kasilof and is in recovery from her own struggles with addiction. See run, Page A2

Stand-up comedy brings laughs for worthy cause By Joey Klecka Peninsula Clarion

Customers got a few laughs and helped a worthy cause Friday night at The Catch restaurant and lounge in Soldotna during “Comedy at The Catch.” Comedians took to the stage to raise money for the Central Peninsula Special Olympics nonprofit, an organization that aids athletes with physical and mental disabilities. Mat Plant of Power Plant Productions hosted the event, adding another successful endeavor to his eight-year-old company. Friday night’s entertainment was the fifth comedy show that Power Plant Productions has hosted, with the first one in Anchorage and others taking place in Homer, Wasilla and Soldotna. Plant said Friday’s show raised more than $500 for the Central Peninsula Special Olympics. Plant has previously put on shows and fundraising events that cater to the pro wrestling crowd, including “The Fight Before Christmas,” a popular holiday event that has featured wrestling, boxing,

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Stand-up comedian Fred Koski performs his act Friday, during “Comedy at The Catch” at The Catch restaurant in Soldotna.

MMA and WWE matches. Plant has put on the shows for three years running, and said his wrestlingthemed shows won’t be ending any time soon. But now the businessman is

branching out to other forms of entertainment, with comedy and dancing on the list. Plant was one of the four stand-up comedians who performed Friday night, and said his love for comedy can be traced

to his childhood. “My act is based on my very overprotective mother,” he said. “I told her I was going to get on stage (and) tell everyone how overprotective she is. I love her … (so) last January in Homer, I did a 20-minute skit on stage and loved it.” Plant said his performance inspired the idea to gather as much local comedic talent and to use his company to put on shows. That’s how he found Fred Koski, John LaPlante and Nikki Stein, all of whom graced the stage at The Catch. Special Olympics organizer Tina Strayhorn said the program has worked with Power Plant Productions before and the two groups have stayed in touch. Strayhorn said the costs of equipment, transportation and training for the Special Olympics athletes quickly pile up, so any proceeds brought in from local fundraisers are welcome. Plus, it makes for a fun time for all. “This helps keep us in mind and in the community,” Strayhorn said. See comedy, Page A2


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Getting to know them Emergency services hosts open house

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Soldotna residents had the opportunity on Saturday to meet their local emergency responders while sharing a meal and learning how to stop, drop and roll. The Kenai Peninsula Borough’s Central Emergency Services held an open house at Fire Station 1 in Soldotna from 11-2 p.m., and by 1 p.m. over a hundred people had stopped by to get a sense of what goes on beyond the bay doors. “It’s been about six years since our last open house, and stepping in as the new

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A recent graduate from the Serenity House Treatment Center, Hutchens has been sober for about 2 1/2 years. “My addiction led me to

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Dunleavy said that didn’t play a role in his selection. “It’s more his character, his resume, his integrity,” Dunleavy said. Senate Republicans are

Polling places The Kenai Peninsula Borough will take to the polls Oct. 1 and cast their votes for assembly members, school board members, multiple ballot propositions and city council members. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day, Oct. 1. For residents in Sterling, the polling place is the Sterling Community Center at 35040 Sterling Highway. In Soldotna, voters can cast their ballot at Soldotna City Hall, located at 177 N. Birch Street. Salamatof area residents will vote at the Nikiski Fire Station No. 1, Mile 17.9, Kenai Spur Highway. In Nikiski, residents will report to Nikiski Community

fire marshal in April of last year I knew that I wanted to successfully complete one this fall,” Fire Marshal Brooke Dobson said on Saturday. “And so far it’s been a really big hit!” Dobson said that, because October is Fire Prevention Month, the open house was a good opportunity to educate kids and parents alike on how they can prevent house fires this winter. Kids were able to run obstacle courses with fire hoses, draw up fire escape plans for their homes and fish for fire helmets. Meanwhile, parents had the opportunity to undergo seven-day emergency

preparedness planning, sign up as volunteers for the department or rent chimney sweep brushes to clean out their flues before winter. Smokey the Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog also made special appearances to take photos with the kids. While some residents came for the fun and free food, others, like Sharon Isaak, came to thank her local firefighters for their service. Isaak and her family lost their house to a fire two years ago, which had been their home since 1986. Isaak said that although they were left with nothing but the foundation and

jail, in and out many times, and the loss of my children. I had to sign them over for adoption. But as of today I have my son here with me, so I get to be part of their lives and care for them again. It’s been a really long road to get here, and lots of tries, but I’m here and I feel confident that I can stay sober,” Hutchens said.

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A young firefighter-in-training practices knocking down a water jug with a fire hose during the Central Emergency Services Open House at Fire Station 1 in Soldotna, Saturday.

the basement, the CES firefighters were able to save most of their important documents and family photos, as well

as most of her son Joel’s artwork. On Saturday, Isaak was able to meet with some of the firefighters who were

there fighting the fire two years ago. She said she was “totally thankful” for what they had done for her and her family.

Hutchens said that events like the Color Run are a good way for her to be engaged with the community, and she was happy to see so many people come out and show their support for Hutchens and others like her who are on the pathway to recovery. About 50 people showed up to run, walk or stroll. Afterward, the 5K

participants were treated to a barbecue while people like Hutchens shared their personal stories of recovery. Claire Jones is about a week into her recovery at Serenity House. Jones has been sober for four months as of Friday, but she said after only a week at Serenity House that the experience has been “amazing.”

“I’d tried everything else before (Serenity House) and it just wasn’t working for the long term,” Jones said. “They’re teaching me not just how to stay clean, but a way to live sober by changing your behaviors and your outlook on life, and just preparing you for outside life without having to return to that chemical.”

Anyone interested in getting involved with Change 4 the Kenai or beginning the pathway to recovery can contact Shari Conner at 907-714-4521. Change 4 the Kenai hosts meetings on the third Friday of every month at 10 a.m. in the Kasilof Room of the Kenai River Tower at Central Peninsula Hospital.

determining a time to meet to consider the appointment of Revak. At least seven of the 12 Republicans in the Senate would have to vote to approve him. Revak enlisted in the U.S. Army shortly after 9-11 and served tours of duty in Iraq, where Dunleavy said he was seriously wounded. Revak

worked on veteran issues for U.S. Rep. Don Young and U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, both Alaska Republicans, before being elected last year. Revak called his selection “an incredible honour.” He didn’t appear at the governor’s news conference because he was attending an Army reunion in Washington.

“Being surrounded by men and women I fought with — and remembering friends who made the ultimate sacrifice — only reaffirms my commitment to service for our state and our country,” he said in a statement. Dunleavy said he would like to call another special session this year to consider

disbursing another $1,300 to residents. But he noted that is dependent on having the Senate at full membership. The state revenue department said nearly 631,000 Alaskans will receive a check, with disbursements starting Thursday. The total amount of the payout is just over $1 billion. The announcement used to

come with great fanfare, with the governor and revenue commissioner announcing the amount — written on a giant fake check — during a news conference broadcast live across the state. That was before lawmakers began limiting the amount of the checks during a downturn in the state economy.

Center, at 50097 Kenai Spur Highway, to vote. Ninilchik residents can vote at the Kenai Peninsula Fair Grounds at 16200 Sterling Highway. In Kasilof, voters will meet at the Kasilof Fire Station, located at 58260 Sterling Highway. For folks in Kalifornksy Beach, vote at the K-Beach Fire Station at 37699 K-Beach Drive. In Kenai, voters will vote at the Kenai Mall, 111312 Kenai Spur Highway, at the Challenger Learning Center, 9711 Kenai Spur Highway, or at the Kenai Senior Center, 361 Senior Court. Mackey Lake Residents will vote at the Kenai Peninsula Borough administration building in the assembly

chambers, 144 N. Binkley St. In Funny River, residents will cast their ballots at the Funny River Community Center, 35850 Pioneer Access Road, or the Kenai Peninsula Borough Administration Building, assembly chambers, 144 N. Binkley St. Residents in the central peninsula district will vote at the Soldotna Sports Center, 538 Arena Drive. In Anchor Point, voters will meet at the Anchor Point Senior Center, Mile 0.25 Milo Fritz Road. Cooper Landing residents are in a vote by mail precinct. For questions regarding precincts call 1-888-3838683 or contact the Office of the Borough Clerk toll free at 1-800-478-4441 ext. 2160 or at 714-2160.

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Stand-up comedian Fred Koski performs his act Friday during “Comedy at The Catch” at The Catch restaurant in Soldotna.

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“We’ve had a good turnout, and what’s great about this is that it’s family-oriented. The athletes can bring their families out, it gives them something to do and be a part of.” One of the comics performing Friday was Koski, who said Plant’s expanding business and gumption to host entertainment on the central peninsula is what drew him in. The fundraising for Central Peninsula Special Olympics was like icing on the cake. “I like what Mat has

brought to the community,” Koski said. “A lot of people here complain that there’s nothing to do, but when you have a guy that puts together things like this, there’s plenty to do … and these fundraising shows are fun while using our talents to do some good.” The Catch occupies the space that was formerly owned by Hooligan’s. While The Catch hasn’t had a formal opening yet, co-owner Nika Davidhizar said she and husband Vern are planning a grand opening in the coming weeks. The Catch opened for business in July to cater to the fishing crowd, and Davidhizar said she expects

to regularly host music, comedy and art events. “I want to explore the local talent, so we need to bring in local talent,” Davidhizar said. “Especially during the tourist season, we have to bring it out, and to keep life entertaining with comedy and music. I want this to be a place for people.” Plant said he plans to host more comedy shows, with the next one tentatively scheduled for a January or February date at the Alyeska Resort in Girdwood. He also said to expect a 1950s-themed dance night Oct. 18 at Alice’s Champagne Palace in Homer.

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miles west of Anchorage. Alaska Grown Cannabis does not meet the city’s zoning regulations and Kusko Kush has violated city codes, Watson said. If the licensees comply with city regulations, officials would withdraw their protest, city officials said. A marijuana store licensed to Alaskan Grown Cannabis earlier in the year was protested because the proposed location was deemed unsafe by Acting City Manager Bill Howell, the station reported. Kusko Kush, owned by Essenkay, LLC, was approved by the state and signed a lease with the city in April, officials said. However, “Essenkay does not have site control, so we cannot issue a conditional use permit,” said acting city manager Bo Foley. “We cannot lease land to a business that is federally illegal.” The city did not know before signing the lease that the land would be used to open a marijuana store, he said. “We were given an intent of what the business would be up front, and that changed midway,” Foley said. AlaskaBUDS was the first store to apply in Bethel and receive all its licenses, but it has yet to open, the station reported. The Green Store applied for a conditional use permit but has not obtained a state-approved license yet.

Alaska residents to see increased jellyfish sightings JUNEAU — The number of moon jellyfish floating in Alaska waters has increased and residents should be prepared, scientists said. Warm ocean temperatures and plentiful food in the form of zooplankton have contributed to the increased sightings, the Juneau Empire reported Friday. The moon jellyfish, also known as Aurelia aurita, released sperm and eggs freely into the water during spring spawning season, said Sherry Tamone, a professor of marine biology at the University of Alaska Southeast. The jellyfish fertilized independent of the parent jellyfish and have now reached maturity.

Scientists have urged residents to leave the jellyfish alone or risk being stung. “If you see them on the beach, just leave them,” Tamone said. “Don’t try and pick them up, or you may irritate your hand.” Despite the sting being less painful than other jellyfish, the moon jellyfish sting would still irritate humans, experts said. For the best views, experts have recommended watching the jellyfish from a pier. There are concerns that too many jellyfish in the water could throw off the ecosystem because they would eat too many zooplankton, Tamone said. However, that is not the case here. Lion’s mane jellyfish and sea nettles are also common in northern waters, scientists said.

Alaska health officials report rise in Fairbanks HIV cases FAIRBANKS — The Fairbanks region of Alaska has seen an unusual increase in new cases of HIV in recent months, health officials said. The state Department of Health and Social Services since May has identified six new cases of HIV, the virus that can lead to AIDS, The Fairbanks Daily NewsMiner reported Wednesday. The reported cases are an unusually high number in such a short time period for the Fairbanks area, the department said in an email. Those infected are men between the ages of 21 and 33 and five are either in the military or reported having sex with someone in the military, the department said. Health officials interviewed the infected men and learned the identities of their partners, who have also been offered health services, the department said, “but many of the sexual encounters are anonymous, so many of those exposed are not able to be notified or tested.” The state sent a letter asking Fairbanksarea health care providers to screen patients for risks associated with HIV and promote prevention and testing. “We want to encourage providers to do vigilant screening per the national guidelines,” said Susan Jones, program manager. “And we want men who engage

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in high-risk behaviors that put them at risk for HIV transmission to be aware of this case cluster, so they can take appropriate preventative measures and get tested now and often.” Alaska had 58 reported cases of HIV infection in 2018, including 22 newly diagnosed cases and 36 cases involving people who were diagnosed prior to arriving in the state, according to a health department report released in March.

Man dies after traffic collision in Wasilla WASILLA — Alaska State Troopers are investigating a fatal traffic collision in Wasilla. Dallas Massie of Wasilla died after the two-vehicle crash Thursday evening at the intersection of Lamont Way and Tweed Circle. Troopers say 22-year-old Jacob Moreland was driving a pickup truck when his vehicle struck the driver’s side of Massie’s truck. Troopers say both drivers were taken to a local hospital, but Massie did not survive his injuries.

Corporation works with military on possible return ANCHORAGE — Melting sea ice, increased shipping and shifting defense priorities are factors in deciding whether the U.S. military re-establishes permanent facilities in Alaska’s Bering Sea region, officials said. The Native regional Aleut Corporation owns much of the land on Adak Island and is promoting a military return to the Aleutian Islands, Alaska Public Media reported Thursday. A potential permanent base in Alaska is under consideration, but no decisions have been made, said Navy spokesperson Lt. Rochelle Rieger. The Pentagon closed a large naval air base on Adak in the 1990s, but the Navy and Marine Corps recently held largescale exercises there to test cold-climate capabilities. The conditions allowed military personnel to practice maneuvers used during missions including moving large numbers of troops and supplies from a warship onto shore, said Navy Rear Admiral Cedric Pringle. — From Peninsula Clarion staff and news services

around the peninsula 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.

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.

KDLL Adventure Talks 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.

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.

True Tales, Told Live storytelling workshop True Tales, Told Live and Soldotna Parks and Rec offer a storytelling workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday nights in November at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. Learn how to craft a story from start to finish in this four-week series. The cost is $15 for the entire workshop or a $5 weekly drop-in fee. Sign up at For more information, visit True Tales, Told Live on Facebook, or call Jenny Neyman at 907-394-6397. The KDLL Fall Membership Drive will be held Oct. 24, 25 and 26 on air at 91.9 FM. Volunteers are needed. Contact Jenny Neyman at jneyman@kdll. org or 907-394-6397

Teens On Target Program Teens On Target program is an eight-week firearm training course for girls ages 12-17, cost is $35. The program will take place Wednesdays at Snowshoe Gun Club. We instruct firearm safety, skills and self defense. Please message our Facebook page Kenai Peninsula Women on Target or call 262-9592.

Al-Anon support group 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.

North Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting in Homer 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.

Pathway of Poetry, Poetry Contest Calling for Entries! Pathway of Poetry, Poetry Contest, theme “Man’s Best Friend.” Winning poems will be displayed on a trail in Daubenspeck Family Park, which is also the home of the future Kenai Dog Park. Adults 18 years or older are invited to participate. Deadline is Monday, Sept. 30

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Notifications will be Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Kenai Pumpkin Festival. Registration forms are available at: Kenai Senior Center and Kenai Community Library or online at www.kenai. city/parksrec/page/parksand-recreation-forms. For additional information call 907-283-8262. This Poetry Contest is brought to you by the Kenai Parks, Recreation & Beautification, Kenai Community Library, Kenai Senior Center and Friends of the Kenai Community Library.

Fireweed Guild FiberFest The Annual Fireweed Guild FiberFest will be held on Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 28-29 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Soldotna Sports Center. Join us to celebrate natural fibers — from sheep, alpacas, llamas, rabbits, musk ox, goats and even dogs! See the many products produced from these fibers by talented Alaska artists. There will be classes for adults and free children’s activities, fiber vendor booths along with a fiber animal exhibit and sheep shearing demo. Local food trucks will be present outside the venue for a tasty lunch or snack. Bring your spinning wheel or your knitting/crochet project and join the Fiber Friends Circle and socialize with other fiber

enthusiasts! The entrance is free and there will be a raffle to win some beautiful hand-made fiber products. Come meet local artists and show your appreciation for Alaska’s fiber industry. For inquiries, contact Nancy at 252-4863. See you there!

Hospice grief group Hospice Grief Group eightweek 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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The Family of John Nels Anderson, MD would like the thank all those who helped with the memorial services in any way, and for the incredible showing of love and support they received during this time. We’d like to offer a special thank you to the City of Soldotna, the community celebration was incredible. We appreciate each and every one of you.

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Congress steps up, Trump blinks


t turns out President Trump can push his fellow Republicans too far. Senate Republicans stuck up for themselves, and their institution, on Tuesday by joining unanimously with their Democratic colleagues to call on the president to stop stonewalling. They asked him to release to the relevant congressional committees the complaint from a whistleblower that an inspector general had said raised an “urgent concern” about the president’s behavior. On the need for greater transparency from this White House, lawmakers from both parties are in unusual agreement, at least for now. And the White House showed signs of backing down, signaling not that it would release the full complaint but that it might not block the whistle-blower from testifying. The rare display of institutional solidarity in defense of American democracy may prove ephemeral. On the other hand, it can be hard to recognize turning points in the moment, and this week Mr. Trump’s outrages seemed to be stirring lawmakers from their state of political rigidity and passivity. On Tuesday, the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, announced she would open an impeachment inquiry. But when reports surfaced this spring that Rudy Giuliani, Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer, had been pushing Ukrainian officials to pursue a corruption investigation of former Vice President Joe Biden, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, there was no mass outrage, no collective gasp of horror. But over the past couple of months, and more intensely the past couple of weeks, has come an accelerating accretion of more, and more alarming, information: a whistle-blower complaint had been filed with the inspector general of the intelligence community accusing Mr. Trump of, among other acts, pressing the new Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, about Mr. Biden; the Department of Justice was blocking the inspector general from passing along the complaint, contra federal law; just days before speaking with Mr. Zelensky, Mr. Trump had directed the White House staff to withhold close to $400 million in military aid from Ukraine. This episode of extreme politicking by Mr. Trump seems to go straight to questions of national security, and Democratic lawmakers who had been hesitant to call for impeachment began suggesting that it might be inevitable. On Sunday, Ms. Pelosi, a devout impeachment skeptic, gave the administration until Thursday to hand over the whistle-blower complaint or face “a whole new stage of investigation.” Senator Mitt Romney, Republican of Utah, felt moved to tweet that it was “critical” for the facts to come out. Come Monday, and rolling into Tuesday, Washington was buzzing with a nervous energy. Everyone was on high alert, frantically scanning for signs of where things were headed next. Ms. Pelosi was canvassing her members about impeachment. With every House Democrat who stepped forward to speak about Ukraine — Debbie Dingell, Rosa DeLauro, John Lewis — the scramble to analyze the odds of impeachment began anew. In a Monday op-ed in The Washington Post, seven freshman House Democrats, including some from districts Mr. Trump won in 2016, came out in favor of a formal impeachment investigation. Twitter was awash in clichéd metaphors describing the shifting politics — the dam was breaking, the tide was turning, the winds were shifting. (In the real world, it always bears remembering, most people were less transfixed by the news from Washington.) Republicans remained notably tepid about rushing to the president’s defense. The Senate Intelligence Committee, led by Richard Burr of North Carolina, opened an investigation into the matter and made clear it wanted to hear from the whistle-blower as soon as possible. Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, publicly asserted that he had pushed for the funding for Ukraine and received no explanation for why it had been held up by the administration. At some point Tuesday, the rumbling began that Ms. Pelosi would hold an afternoon news conference to announce the opening of a formal impeachment inquiry. Shortly after 2 o’clock, Mr. Trump tweeted that he had authorized the release of the “complete, fully declassified and unredacted transcript” of his call with Mr. Zelensky. If the president was hoping this would ease the rising pressure, he was mistaken. Democrats are not content to receive a transcript provided by the administration. Nor should they be. The allegations at hand are complicated and serious and call for the whistle-blower complaint in its entirety to be handed over to Congress. (The complaint is said to be about multiple concerning acts.) Ms. Pelosi conveyed this to the president Tuesday morning. At 5 o’clock, Ms. Pelosi went before the nation and, in a five-minute statement, laid out the basic concerns about the president’s behavior, including his attempt to prevent Congress from learning about that behavior. “The president must be held accountable,” said Ms. Pelosi. “No one is above the law.” There will be no more push and pull among Democrats about whether to hold an official impeachment inquiry. With apologies to Twitter, the trigger has been pulled, the Rubicon crossed, the die cast. After months — years even — of watching Mr. Trump behave as though he answered to no one, many lawmakers seemed almost relieved that the showdown had arrived. Now that it has, lawmakers of both parties must proceed with care. Rarely have the stakes been so high. — The New York Times, Sept. 24


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Guest editorial | Kelly Tshibaka

State will work with unions to protect employees’ rights

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n June 2018, the United States Supreme Court held in Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31 that State governments violate the First Amendment when they deduct union dues or fees from non-consenting State employees. The Court made clear that a union’s act of collective bargaining with the government is inherently political speech, and that public employees therefore have a right to choose whether to participate in that speech. Specifically, the Court ruled that by agreeing to pay union dues or fees, public employees are waiving their First Amendment rights. Such waiver must be freely given and demonstrated by clear and compelling evidence before the State can deduct any union dues or fees from employees’ pay checks. Unfortunately, after the Janus decision was issued in 2018, the prior administration made little effort to advise State employees of their constitutional rights as set forth in Janus. Under the Dunleavy Administration, however, the State is taking steps to inform State employees of their constitutional rights as required under the Janus decision, and to protect those

rights. On Aug. 27, 2 Attorney General Kevin Clarkson issued an opinion concluding an employee’s consent for dues deductions must be free from coercion; knowing and intelligent; and sufficiently contemporaneous to the time the deductions occur. The Governor also has issued an Administrative Order instructing the Department of Administration (DOA) to prepare a system by which State employees can clearly and affirmatively choose to deduct union dues and fees from their pay checks. If they do not so choose, the State will not deduct those dues or fees from their pay checks. Until the DOA develops the new system, the State will continue to deduct union dues from employee wages. Once the new system is created and implemented, all employees will need to use the new system to affirm or re-affirm their consent to dues and fees deductions. Going forward, employees will be able to opt-in or opt-out of authorizing dues deductions from their pay checks at any time. Some union leaders have alleged that designing this system is “union busting.” That argument presumes a

significant number of their members will not consent to have dues deducted once given a choice. Why wouldn’t members want to support their union if their union was representing their interests and views? Others have expressed concern that unions will need to represent nonpaying employees in bargaining but will not receive financial support from them. So far, unions have expressed that they want to keep non-paying employees as their members, but the State is open and willing to deal with non-paying employees directly if unions want to remove them from membership. To be clear: The State of Alaska is taking no position on whether an employee should choose to financially support a union. That is an individual decision, protected by the Constitution, and the State will fully honor employees’ decisions in this regard. The State’s goal is simply to comply with the law and fairly and impartially protect employees’ constitutional rights. Kelly Tshibaka the commissioner of the Alaska Department of Administration.

Guest editorial | Kara Moriarty

Optimism, momentum are fueling Alaska’s oil and gas industry


bout two weeks ago, something noteworthy happened in Alaska that flew under the radar for most Alaskans: Willow, a major, new North Slope development project, took another important step toward reality. Though the federal hearing on Willow did not garner headlines or huge crowds, it remains one of the most promising oil field prospects in Alaska today whose positive impacts will be felt for decades to come. Once developed, the Willow project would add an estimated 130,000 barrels per day into the trans-Alaska pipeline, and bring billions of investment dollars to the state. No one could have predicted the sudden and dramatic oil price plunge that began in 2014 and the unquestionable toll it took on Alaska over the past few years; thousands of jobs were lost, including over more than 5,000 in Alaska’s oil and gas industry. The miraculous thing? Alaska’s energy future still made measurable progress during this incredibly challenging period, and there’s been a wave of good economic news in Alaska recently, so we appreciate a chance to highlight something positive. For the first time in decades, the amount of oil moving through the Alyeska pipeline stabilized. This is significant. Prior to 2014, production had been declining from 5 to 7% per year, a trend that was expected to continue. In response, Alaska overhauled its oil tax laws, voters upheld it, and, despite a few major changes to the law since then, companies got to work. Oil that had previously been too costly to pursue became more appealing, and producers squeezed more production out of old and new

fields alike. Of course, more oil also means more tax revenues to the government, more cash deposits into the Alaska Permanent Fund, and more economic activity. More production is also important because of significant global demand. According to the American Petroleum Institute, worldwide consumption of oil has reached nearly 100 million barrels per day. With growing populations and billions in need of energy to raise living standards, demand is only expected to grow. Even under optimistic scenarios for renewable energy, data shows natural gas and oil will remain the largest energy sources for the next decades and beyond. With the North Slope recently reclassified as a “super basin” because of its massive oil reserves, Alaska can continue to play a vital role in helping provide a sustainable supply of energy to the world. Fortunately, investors are getting the message. This past winter, the Department of Natural Resources said the exploration season on the North Slope was the busiest in 15 years. This is no surprise considering the billions of dollars being spent on new Alaska oil projects the last few years. We now have a real chance to significantly grow Alaska’s oil production, a longtime goal of Alaskan leaders and policymakers. What else inspires optimism about Alaska’s oil future? ConocoPhillips Alaska has focused their exploration and investment efforts on the west side of the North Slope, with fields like Greater Moose’s Tooth 1 and 2, as well as the Willow discovery. ConocoPhillips has also acquired the Nuna acreage, a field with potential to produce an estimated 20,000

barrels of oil per day. Oil Search, an Australian company relatively new to Alaska, continues working to develop its massive new find at Pikka. Hilcorp recently added 7,000 barrels per day into the trans-Alaska pipeline by bringing online its new Moose Pad project, with plans for more development in the area, including continuing the permitting process at Liberty, a potential 60,000 barrel a day field. And with the prospect of Hilcorp focused on expanding the life of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska truly is on the verge of a renaissance. Independent engineers and geologists from across the country are also taking a fresh look at the Slope, deploying new technology to identify new formations and re-evaluating old ones. It’s an exciting time as we look to Alaska’s future, with the promise of expansion and growth in our oil and gas economy. And all of this is before we even get to developing ANWR, Alaska’s 40-year dream come true. Even with all the recent good news, we need to be vigilant in keeping Alaska’s oil and gas business moving in a positive direction. Right now, Alaska ranks sixth in the nation in oil production — a sharp drop from 10 years ago when we were third behind Texas and North Dakota. Alaska’s oil patch is on a path that offers growth and prosperity in the future. We understand the challenges facing the State; as neighbors, colleagues and friends, we feel them, too. But rest assured that Alaska’s thousands of oil and gas employees are rolling up their sleeves every day to keep fueling Alaska’s economy, just as they have for more than 60 years. Kara Moriarty is president and CEO at Alaska Oil and Gas Association.

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Deportation extensions blocked By Elliot Spagat Associated Press

SAN DIEGO — A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration’s move to vastly extend authority of immigration officers to deport people without allowing them to appear before judges, the third legal setback for its immigration agenda in one day. The policy, which was announced in July but hasn’t yet been enforced, would allow fast-track deportations to apply to anyone in the country illegally for less than two years. Now, they are largely limited to people arrested almost immediately after crossing the Mexican border. U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, ruling late Friday in Washington, said the administration’s expansion of “expedited removal” authority violated procedural requirements to first seek public comment and ignored flaws in how it has been used on a smaller scale

at the border. The shortcomings, which were not challenged by government lawyers, include allegations that some people entitled to be in the country were targeted for deportation, translators weren’t provided, and authorities made “egregious errors” recording statements of migrants who said they feared persecution or torture if sent back to their homelands. “With respect to the policy at issue here, the potential devastation is so obvious that (the Department of Homeland Security) can be fairly faulted for its unexplained failure to predict, and attempt to mitigate, the fully foreseeable future floods,” Jackson wrote. Jackson, an appointee of President Barack Obama, hasn’t ruled on merits of the case, but her decision prevents the administration from expanding fast-track authority nationwide while the lawsuit proceeds. Earlier Friday, a federal judge in Los Angeles blocked

new rules that would allow the government to detain immigrant children with their parents indefinitely, saying the move conflicted with a 1997 settlement agreement that requires the release of children caught on the border as quickly as possible to relatives in the U.S. and says they can only be held in facilities licensed by a state. The Flores agreement — named for a teenage plaintiff — will remain in place and govern conditions for children in custody, including those with their parents. Also Friday, another federal judge in Los Angeles blocked U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement from relying solely on flawed databases to target people for being in the country illegally. The decision affects detainers issued by an ICE officer in the federal court system’s Central District of California. The fast-track deportation powers were created under a 1996 law but didn’t become a major piece of border enforcement until

2004, when Homeland Security said it would be enforced for people who are arrested within two weeks of entering the U.S. by land and caught within 100 miles (160 kilometers) of the border. Defenders say it relieves burdens on immigration judges — their backlog of cases recently topped 1 million — while critics say it grants too much power to Border Patrol agents and other immigration enforcement officials and jeopardizes rights to fair treatment. Keven McAleenan, the acting Homeland Security secretary, said in July that U.S. authorities don’t have space to detain “the vast majority” of people arrested on the border, leading to the release of hundreds of thousands with notices to appear in court. He said expanded authority would likely cause illegal entries to decline and result in people getting more quickly removed from the country than in immigration courts, where cases can take years to resolve.

Large chunk of border wall funding diverted from tiny Guam By Audrey McAvoy Associated Press

HONOLULU — President Donald Trump is raising a large chunk of the money for his border wall with Mexico by deferring several military construction projects slated for Guam, a strategic hub for U.S. forces in the Pacific. This may disrupt plans to move Marines to Guam from Japan and to modernize munitions storage for the Air Force. About 7% of the funds for the $3.6 billion wall are being diverted from eight projects in the U.S. territory, a key spot in the U.S. military’s efforts to deter North Korea and counter China’s growing military. The administration has vowed it’s only delaying the spending, not canceling it. But Democrats in Congress, outraged over Trump’s use of an emergency order for the wall, have promised they won’t approve money to revive the projects. “The fact is, by literally taking that money after it had been put in place and using it for something else, you now put those projects in jeopardy,” said Carl Baker, executive director of Pacific Forum, a Honolulu-based foreign policy think tank. The Senate on Wednesday passed a measure blocking Trump from raiding the military construction budget for the wall. The Democraticcontrolled House is likely to pass the bill, but Trump is expected to veto it as he did with an identical measure in March. The tiny island of Guam

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High school students at an observation platform look at Marines Corps Air Station Futenma stretching beyond the residential area in Ginowan in Okinawa, southern Japan, on Dec. 17, 2009.

holds a naval base with fast attack submarines and an Air Force base with bombers that rotate in from the mainland. The U.S. currently plans to start moving 5,000 Marines there from Okinawa in southern Japan around 2025. This is part of a decades-long effort by Tokyo and Washington to relieve the congested Japanese island’s burden of hosting half the U.S. forces stationed in Japan. The total cost of relocating the Marines is $8.7 billion, of which Japan is paying $3.1 billion. The projects put on hold by the border wall are a small share of this total, yet critical to the relocation. There’s $56 million to build a well system that will supply most of the water to be used by a new Marine base. The area’s existing water supply is inadequate to meet the needs of the transferred troops. There’s also a $50 million live-fire training range and a $52 million munitions storage facility. Documents about the projects the military provided to Congress say the Marines won’t leave Okinawa until replacement

facilities in Guam are ready. The documents say failure to complete these two projects could delay or prevent the Marines from moving. Guam activists opposed to the live-fire range said the delay will give them time to study ancient settlements found in the area. They said it would be irresponsible to move forward on projects that would destroy cultural sites and cause irreversible environmental damage when there’s so much uncertainty about the relocation. “Our organization is conflicted about the means in which the pause was achieved because these are two instances of colonial injustice, one impacting the other,” the group Prutehi Litekyan: Save Ritidian said in a statement. The U.S. reassured Japan immediately after the announcement that it would stick to the existing timeline. “We have received explanation from the U.S. side about the shifting of the

budget that it will not affect the planned movement of Marines on Okinawa to Guam, and that the U.S. government commitment to the realignment plan is unchanged,” then-Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya told reporters earlier this month. Discussions to reduce the U.S. presence on Okinawa began in the mid-1990s after the rape of a 12-year-old Okinawan girl by three U.S. servicemen sparked mass demonstrations. The allies in 2006 said they would send Marines to Guam by 2014, a deadline that slipped as they revised plans. Although Okinawa makes up less than 1 percent of Japan’s land space, it hosts about half of the 54,000 American troops stationed in Japan and is home to 64 percent of the land used by the U.S. bases in the country under a bilateral security treaty. Jeffrey Hornung, a researcher at the RAND Corporation, a public policy research institute, said even before the latest development, some Okinawa residents were frustrated with the lack of progress in moving the Marines. “The fact is, the longer that the projects on Guam are delayed, that means the longer that there’s not going to be any forward movement on some aspects of moving the Marines off Okinawa,” Hornung said. “And this all comes from taking money to build a border wall.”

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Murder trial of former Dallas officer pauses until Monday DALLAS — The jury deciding the fate of a former Dallas police officer who shot and killed her unarmed black neighbor heard around five minutes of testimony on day six of the trial before being sent home. Amber Guyger, 31, who is white, is on trial for murder after she fatally shot 26-year-old Botham Jean, an accountant who was alone in his apartment when she came through his front door thinking it was her own. On Saturday, before the jury was seated, former Dallas police chief Craig Miller was called by the defense as an expert witness to testify about temporary condition called “inattentional blindness,” which he said is not universally accepted in the scientific community. He said he thought Guyger was justified in shooting Jean, based on “the totality of the evidence.” The judge ordered that he wouldn’t be allowed to say that in front of a jury, but will allow him to testify to a narrow range of issues related to officer distraction.

Student journalist scores big scoop in Trump-Ukraine story PHOENIX — A 20-year-old student at Arizona State University broke the news that a key State Department official who was involved in talks between President Donald Trump and the Ukrainian government had stepped down from his post, The New York Times reported. Andrew Howard, a managing editor of The State Press student newspaper, reported Friday that Kurt D. Volker stepped down from his role as the State Department’s special envoy for Ukraine. Volker told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday of his decision to leave the job, following disclosures that he had connected Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani with Ukrainian officials to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his family over allegedly corrupt business dealings. Volker also is executive director of the McCain Institute, a think tank in Washington that is run by Arizona State University.

Slain deputy devoted life to Sikh faith, serving others Sandeep Dhaliwal carried a badge and a gun while devoting his life to a faith that teaches love and peace. Dhaliwal, who was fatally shot from behind during a traffic stop Friday, was the first Sikh sheriff’s deputy on a force that covers an area including the nation’s fourth largest city of Houston. Four years ago he won an accommodation to wear his turban and a beard while patrolling. Friends said Dhaliwal, 42, was an example of how loveinspired service to others can tear down walls of distrust and misunderstanding. “He was just a gem of a person. He was a beautiful soul,” Simran Jeet Singh, a senior religion fellow at the New Yorkbased Sikh Coalition, said Saturday. “Everyone who knew him admired him greatly.” — Associated Press

Today in History Today is Sunday, Sept. 29, the 272nd day of 2019. There are 93 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 29, 1789, the U.S. War Department established a regular army with a strength of several hundred men. On this date: In 1829, London’s reorganized police force, which became known as Scotland Yard, went on duty. In 1918, Allied forces began their decisive breakthrough of the Hindenburg Line during World War I. In 1938, British, French, German and Italian leaders concluded the Munich Agreement, which was aimed at appeasing Adolf Hitler by allowing Nazi annexation of Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland. In 1943, General Dwight D. Eisenhower and Italian Marshal Pietro Badoglio signed an armistice aboard the British ship HMS Nelson off Malta. In 1975, baseball manager Casey Stengel died in Glendale, California, at age 85. In 1977, the Billy Joel album “The Stranger” was released by Columbia Records. In 1978, Pope John Paul I was found dead in his Vatican apartment just over a month after becoming head of the Roman Catholic Church. In 1982, Extra-Strength Tylenol capsules laced with deadly cyanide claimed the first of seven victims in the Chicago area. (To date, the case remains unsolved.) In 1989, actress Zsa Zsa Gabor was convicted of battery for slapping Beverly Hills police officer Paul Kramer after he’d pulled over her RollsRoyce for expired license plates. (As part of her sentence, Gabor ended up serving three days in jail.) In 2000, Israeli riot police stormed a major Jerusalem shrine and opened fire on stone-throwing Muslim worshippers, killing four Palestinians and wounding 175. In 2001, President George W. Bush condemned Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers for harboring Osama bin Laden and his followers as the United States pressed its military and diplomatic campaign against terror. In 2005, John G. Roberts Jr. was sworn in as the nation’s 17th chief justice after winning Senate confirmation. Ten years ago: New York City terrorism suspect Najibullah Zazi pleaded not guilty to conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction in what authorities said was a planned attack on commuter trains. (Zazi later pleaded guilty; he spent nearly a decade helping the U.S. identify and prosecute terrorists, and was rewarded with a sentence that effectively amounted to time already served.) Former Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu (shoo) was sentenced in New York to more than 24 years in prison for his guilty plea to fraud charges and another four years and four months in prison for his conviction at trial for breaking campaign finance laws; he’s due to be released in 2030. A tsunami killed nearly 200 people in Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga. Five years ago: In a blistering speech to the United Nations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that Hamas and the Islamic State group were “branches of the same poisonous tree,” both bent on world domination through terror, just as the Nazis had done. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was sworn in as Afghanistan’s new president, replacing Hamid Karzai in the country’s first democratic transfer of power since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion toppled the Taliban. One year ago: Tesla and its CEO, Elon Musk, agreed to pay a total of $40 million to settle a government lawsuit alleging that Musk had duped investors with misleading statements about a proposed buyout of the company. Today’s Birthdays: Conductor Richard Bonynge is 89. Writer-director Robert Benton is 87. Singer Jerry Lee Lewis is 84. Soul-blues-gospel singer Sherman Holmes is 80. Former Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., is 77. Actor Ian McShane is 77. Jazz musician Jean-Luc Ponty is 77. Nobel Peace laureate Lech Walesa (lehk vah-WEN’-sah) is 76. Television-film composer Mike Post is 75. Actress Patricia Hodge is 73. TV personality Bryant Gumbel is 71. Rock singer-musician Mark Farner is 71. Rock singer-musician Mike Pinera is 71. Country singer Alvin Crow is 69. Actor Drake Hogestyn is 66. Olympic gold medal runner Sebastian Coe is 63. Singer Suzzy Roche (The Roches) is 63. Comedian-actor Andrew “Dice” Clay is 62. Rock singer John Payne (Asia) is 61. Actor Roger Bart is 57. Singer-musician Les Claypool is 56. Actress Jill Whelan is 53. Actor Ben Miles is 53. Actor Luke Goss is 51. Rock musician Brad Smith (Blind Melon) is 51. Actress Erika Eleniak is 50. Rhythm-and-blues singer Devante Swing (Jodeci) is 50. Country singer Brad Cotter (TV: “Nashville Star”) is 49. Actress Emily Lloyd is 49. Actress Natasha Gregson Wagner is 49. Actress Rachel Cronin is 48. Country musician Danick Dupelle (Emerson Drive) is 46. Actor Alexis Cruz is 45. Actor Zachary Levi is 39. Actress Chrissy Metz (TV: “This Is Us”) is 39. Actress Kelly McCreary (TV: “Grey’s Anatomy”) is 38. Country singer Katie McNeill (3 of Hearts) is 37. Rock musician Josh Farro is 32. NBA All-Star Kevin Durant is 31. Actor Doug Brochu is 29. Singer Phillip Phillips is 29. Pop singer Halsey is 25. Actress Clara Mamet is 25. Thought for Today: “Nobody knows enough, but many know too much.” -- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Austrian author (1830-1916).

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Fraud, misconduct threaten presidential election By Rahim Faiez and Kathy Gannon Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan — Accusations of fraud and misconduct, more than scores of Taliban attacks, threatened to overwhelm the results of Saturday’s vote for the next president of Afghanistan, denying the winner legitimacy and frustrating efforts to restart peace talks to end 18 years of war. When polls closed Saturday, Afghanistan’s Interior Minister Massoud Andarabi said there had been 68 Taliban attacks across the country, most of them rockets

fired from distant outposts. At least five people were killed, including one police, and scores more were injured. A surge in violence in the run-up to the elections, which following the collapse of U.S.Taliban talks to end America’s longest war, had already rattled Afghanistan in recent weeks. Yet on Saturday, for those who went to vote it was the process itself that drew the greatest criticism, threatening the country’s fragile battle against chaos. Many Afghans found incomplete voters’ lists, unworkable biometric identification systems aimed at curbing fraud, and in some

cases hostile election workers. Ruhollah Nawroz, a representative of the Independent Complaints Commission tasked with monitoring the process, said the problems were countrywide. Whether the problems were the fault of the government or the Independent Election Commission, Nawroz said Afghans will have trouble seeing the vote as free and fair. Nawroz said he arrived at a polling center in the Taimani neighborhood of Kabul, the capital, at 6 a.m. and “hour by hour I was facing problems.” Polls opened at 7 a.m. local time and closed at 5 p.m. after the Independent Election

Commission (IEC) extended polling by one hour. Preliminary results won’t be out until Oct. 17, with a final vote count on Nov. 7. If no candidate wins 51 percent of the vote, a second round will be held between the two leading candidates. Voter Hajji Faqir Bohman, speaking on behalf of disgruntled voters at the Taimani polling center, said polling was so disorganized and flawed that even if his candidate wins, “I will never believe that it was a fair election.” The leading contenders are incumbent President Ashraf Ghani and his partner in the

5-year-old unity government, Abdullah Abdullah, who already alleges power abuse by his opponent. Cameras crowded both men as they cast their vote earlier in Kabul, with Ghani telling voters they too had a responsibility to call out instances of fraud. A young woman, Shabnam Rezayee, was attacked by an election worker after insisting on seeing the voter’s list when she was told her name was not on the list. Rezayee said the worker hurled abuses at her, directing her insults at her ethnicity. She then punched and scratched her. When it ended and the attacker left, Rezayee found

her name on the list and voted. “I am very strong,” she said. In Kabul, turnout was sporadic and in the morning hours it was rare to see a crowded polling center. Afghans who had patiently lined up before voting centers were opened, in some locations found that election officials had yet to arrive by opening time. Imam Baksh, a security guard, said he wasn’t worried about his safety as he stood waiting to mark his ballot, wondering whom he would vote for. “All of them have been so disappointing for our country,” he said.

Hong Kong pro-democracy rally ends early as violence erupts By Eileen Ng Associated Press

HONG KONG — A massive pro-democracy rally Saturday in downtown Hong Kong ended early after violence broke out, with police firing tear gas and a water cannon after protesters threw bricks and Molotov cocktails at government buildings. Police said in a statement that “radical protesters” lobbed gasoline bombs and damaged property outside the government offices, and aimed laser beams at a helicopter, posing “a serious threat to the safety of everyone” in the area. The violence was a familiar scene that has been repeated since protests for democratic reforms started in early June in the semiautonomous Chinese territory. It also came three days before a major march is

planned on the day China celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Communist Party taking power, sparking fears of bloody clashes that could embarrass Beijing. Organizers said 200,000300,000 people attended Saturday’s rally, while police did not immediately give a turnout figure. The rally was called to mark the fifth anniversary of the 2014 Umbrella Movement, in which protesters occupied key thoroughfares in the downtown area for 79 days beginning Sept. 28 to demand direct elections for the city’s leaders but failed to win any government concessions. More than 1,000 protesters streamed onto a main road, with some targeting government buildings that were barricaded. Police initially used a hose to fire pepper spray after some demonstrators threw bricks. Police later used a water cannon truck

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A medic treats a pro-Beijing man after he was hit by protesters for waving a Chinese national flag during a rally Saturday at Tamar park in Hong Kon.

to fire a blue liquid, used to identify protesters, and fired tear gas after protesters lobbed gasoline bombs through the barriers. Wails of anger could be heard from people leaving the rally when they saw

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of riot police poured onto the road and protesters later fled. Police continued to patrol the streets and searched people leaving the area. “We think we will lose because their force is so strong,” said one demonstrator, 22-year-old Sang Chan. “But if we don’t do anything now, we’ll have no other chance.” A 32-year-old protester who would give only his surname, Chau, said the demonstrators hope to wear down the government. “It’s like a marathon to see who gets tired first,” he said. Protesters unfurled a large banner that read “We are back” on a footbridge to the government office. A staircase leading to the bridge was turned into a veritable gallery of protest art, with posters stuck on every available surface of the walkway. One read “Persevere until

final victory.” Some protesters trampled on pictures of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam that were glued to the floor. At one of the gates to Lam’s office, the Chinese word for “hell” and an arrow pointing to the building were spraypainted on the sidewalk. In response to the rally, a government spokesman said universal suffrage is enshrined in Hong Kong’s constitution but called for peaceful dialogue. The spokesman said in a statement that the government would “assess the situation carefully and take forward constitutional development” in accordance with the law. Activist Joshua Wong, who played a key role as a youth leader in the 2014 protests, told the rally that the people “are back with even stronger determination” to win the battle for more rights.

Syria gets its moment at U.N., small island states sound alarm By Maria San Miniatelli Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS — Overshadowed by other concerns, the war in Syria got some attention Saturday and leaders from assorted island nations pleaded for their survival as they urged the U.N. General Assembly to take action that would help stop them from sinking into the ocean. Syria’s plight remains one of the world body’s thorniest issues as the country has been devastated by more than eight years of war. But global worries over rising tensions in the Gulf region, the earth’s warming temperature and the trade war between the United States and China this year have eclipsed attention given to the Syrian people. The U.N. is hoping that the recent creation of a committee that would draft a new Syrian constitution will put the country on track for a political solution. But in a speech before world leaders, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem took what appeared to be a hardline stance. He insisted

that the committee not be subjected to deadlines and be run entirely by Syria with no preconditions set by other countries — a possible indication of the challenges ahead. “The committee must be independent. Its recommendations must be made independently, without interference from any country or party,” al-Moallem said. The committee will meet for the first time on Oct. 30 in Geneva, the U.N. announced Saturday. While most of Syria has returned to government control, the opposition-held bastion of Idlib in the northwest, and the U.S.-backed Kurdish groups in the oilrich northeast, still elude the grasp of President Bashar Assad. In one of the earliest speeches of the day, the Holy See highlighted the Syrian conflict — along with the one in Yemen — as one of the world’s most urgent challenges and advised the international community to work together to “put an end to the suffering of so many people.” In a wide-ranging address that he, like many of this

year’s speakers, dedicated to the theme of multilateralism, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin also highlighted the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians as “an area of perennial concern.” Parolin also urged the world to do more to protect women and children who have been raped and victimized in wars. He did not mention the clergy sex-abuse scandal that has shaken the Catholic Church. America’s foreign policy was a popular target in Saturday’s speeches. Al-Moallem blasted the United States, and Turkey, for maintaining a military presence in Syria, and Cuba’s foreign minister denounced the Trump administration for its decision to impose a travel ban to the U.S. on former Cuban President Raul Castro. “This is an action that is devoid of any practical effect and is aimed at offending Cuba’s dignity and the sentiments of our people,” Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla thundered. “It is a vote-catching crumb being tossed to the Cuban-American extreme right.”

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Sunday, september 29, 2019

in the schools Kenai Middle School Holy Wow, we’ve made it to the first week of October! On Wednesday, Oct. 2 we will host our first Site Council meeting of the year in the KMS Library. All are welcome. The meeting begins at 5:15 p.m. On Friday, the 4th our KMS XC Runners will compete in the Borough Meet at Skyview. Please head over to cheer on our Kossacks if you are able. The meet begins at 3 p.m. Basketball intramurals begin Oct. 7. Students must have a completed sports packet turned in before participating. Girls and Boys will alternate practice times. When a team practices early 2:30 -4 p.m., the alternate team will stay at school for study hall, the practice from 4-5:30 p.m. Boys will practice early the first week. 2:30-4 p.m. Save-the-Date Oct. 23: Hay Maze seventh and eighth grade Oct. 24: Hay Maze sixth grade

K-Beach Elementary Mr. Daniels class is taking on an engineering challenge on the playground. The class has noticed an ongoing flooding problem on the playground. The fifth grade science classes have brainstormed solutions for the problem and Mr. Daniels chose the winning design. Next, a small team of student engineers will write a proposal to the principal for approval. Then, The construction team will build the necessary tool to clear the drainage culvert of dirt and debris. Finally, the operations team will put the plan into action and actually do the work. The whole class will monitor the problem and evaluate whether the solution is successful. Mrs. Baker’s class is starting the global read aloud. They are reading “Front Desk” and conducting book talks with schools in New Jersey, Connecticut, Arizona, and an international school in Mexico! They have begun a science research project with Nikiski’s fourth-fifth grade class studying the life cycle and adaptations of super worms.

Mountain View Elementary The 30-day grace period for free and reduced meal benefits will end on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Students who do not have a new application in and approved will have to bring a sack lunch or bring $3 for a hot lunch. Please allow up to 10 working days for an application to be processed. Applications are available at the office. The Mountain View PTA will be meeting on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 4 p.m. in the library. Picture retakes are scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 16 for students needing to have their pictures retaken or students that missed the first picture day. Wednesday, Oct. 16 is an early release day for students. Students will be dismissed at 1:55 p.m. The annual Mountain View Carnival will be on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 5-8 p.m. and is open to the public. All funds earned will go towards student field trips or student activities, such as artists in schools, for all students. Proceeds may also be used for grade level equipment and supplies. There will be lots of food, games and prizes. Tickets are 25 cents each and most games cost 2-4 tickets to play. Parents are asked to sign up to help run a booth or to donate a cake or cookies for the cake walk and/or a prize for the prize walk. Parents need to have a background check through the school district to volunteer. Please call the office at 283-8600 if you need help with this process. Friday, Oct. 18 is an Inservice Day. There is no school for students.

Skyview Middle School Last week for Cross Country Running: Friday, Oct. 4 is the Borough Meet at Skyview at 3 p.m. Girls and Boys Intramural Basketball begins Monday, Oct. 7. All students who wish to join must turn in the required sports forms before participation. Forms must be filled out for each sport. All forms may be picked up at the Front Office or found online on the Skyview Middle School blog > Skyview Sports > Required Sports Paperwork. Skyview Middle School will have an ALICE DRILL the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 1. Students will participate in class discussion and a building evacuation assisted by administration and staff. Battle of the Books: Any seventh or eighth grade student in-

terested in participating in Battle of the Books please sign up for Mrs. Johnson’s FOL on Monday, Sept. 30. This FOL will give an overview of this year’s book titles by watching short videos and discussing content. Don’t miss out on some great reading! Teens Against Tobacco Use: TATU is looking for fun, outgoing teen leaders who have a passion against Big Tobacco and would like to be involved in advocacy, activism, and peer education. Applications can be picked up from Nurse Sue. The annual training is on Thursday, Oct. 10. Yearbooks are on sale! Price includes two free personalized pages. Please visit the Skyview Blog to order. The Panther Student Council would like to extend a BIG thank you to all those who contributed to the first annual September Snack Food Drive! 753 items were collected for the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank to share with area neighbors in need. Great job everyone! Attention Parents: If your child participated in the 2019 Performance Evaluation for Alaska’s Schools (PEAKS) summative assessment for English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, and Science, test results are now available through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. To better understand these state required evaluations, parents may find resources by visiting the Alaska Department of Education PEAKS webpage: https://education. For more Skyview news — Like Us on Facebook!

Nikiski Middle/High School Monday, Sept. 30: Saturday, Oct. 5 is Homecoming Week! Tuesday, Oct. 1: High School Volleyball at Nikiski vs. Soldotna — C Team 3 p.m. / JV 4 p.m. / Varsity 5 p.m. Peach Fuzz Volleyball — 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2: High School Wrestling begins Thursday, Oct. 3: Powder Puff Game — 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4: High School Football at Nikiski vs. Seward — 4 p.m. Middle School X-Country Boroughs at Skyview — 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5: Homecoming Dance — 8 p.m. Picture retakes will be on Oct. 8. FAFSA Completion Night will be held on Monday, Oct. 7, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bring your documents and complete your student’s FAFSA with the support of KPC representatives! Dinner is provided! Seniors and parents check your email for a list of items you need to complete the FAFSA. Current Juniors and Seniors can sign up to take the Accuplacer if they are interested in taking a JumpStart class next semester. The Accuplacer will be administered on Oct. 22. The cost is $18, and sign up is in the counselor’s office. Juniors can now sign up to take the PSAT with Mrs. Taylor. The PSAT will be given on Oct. 16. Kaitlyn Johnson has been selected as the Kenai Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month for September!

Connections Dates To Remember Oct. 2: School Pictures at Seward Middle School — Time TBD (Most likely in the morning) Oct. 3: HOMER: Fat Tire Biking (more info below) Oct. 4: Central Peninsula School Pictures at Borough Building 3-5 p.m. Oct. 4: Alaska Rural Water Assoc. 2019 Water Conservation Poster Contest Deadline (more info below) Oct. 4: HOMER Wynn Nature Center Fall Exploration: 1:30-3:30 Grades K-4 (more info below) Oct. 10: 1:20-1:55 ADF&G Salmon Egg Take at Anchor River (more info below) Oct. 16: PSAT Homer & Soldotna Office (more info below) Oct. 17: High School Eligibility Due Oct. 24: Homer Connections School Picture Retakes at Paul Banks Elementary School 1-3 p.m. Oct. 28: Homer CPR and First Aid Certification (Including Child and Infant CPR — more info below) Nov. 8: AVTEC Tour (more info below) Nov. 13: School Picture Retakes at Seward Middle School — Time TBD Nov. 15: Central Peninsula School Picture Retakes at Borough Building 3-5 p.m. Nov. 15: High School Eligibility Due Dec. 13: Semester Reports Due NEW: Soldotna Office –

Free Tutoring: Connections is excited to have Rebecca Weaver, assistant professor from the Kenai Peninsula College, at the Soldotna office every Thursday, starting Sept. 24, from 12-2 p.m. to tutor students and parents in math, physics, chemistry and science for free! If you are a parent or a student that needs help in any of these areas, please call us at 714-8880 to make an appointment. Fall Artwork Welcome!: The Soldotna office is collecting fall-themed artwork to display during September and October! Here are some ideas: apples, pumpkins, leaves, seasonal colors, animals, etc. Please stop by anytime during office hours (8 a.m.-4 p.m.) and drop off your fall-themed artwork. Remember to have your child’s name on the art piece and Connections is look forward to seeing our artists in action! Central Peninsula Gym Time: Connections organized gym time will start back up in October so please be on the lookout for those dates. In the meantime, the Kenai Recreation Center has free gym time set aside for homeschool students every Tuesday from 12-2 p.m. Please remember to wear non-skid sole shoes and if you have any questions you can call our office at 714-8880. Homer SPARC Gym Time: Come join other Connections Homeschool kids every Wednesday 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the SPARC for basketball, pickleball, soccer, and just plain running around! This is a free event, but students must check in with SPARC every week, so please go online and create an account if you don’t have one already. http:// Questions? Please contact Derek or 226-1880 HOMER: Fat Tire Biking: Include Fat Tire Biking in your home-school Physical Education Class. Connections students and staff will be biking the beach at low tide Thursday, Oct. 3. There are seven bikes available to rent. The cost of the rental can be deducted from student allotments. The ride is approximately 7 miles of beach and is recommended for sixth through 12th graders. Please direct questions and RSVP with HOMER Wynn Nature Center Fall Exploration: Join Connections staff from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Oct. 4, grades K-4 for the CACS Naturalists. Volunteers will lead your students in activities at the Wynn Nature Center that focus on the adaptations and lives of plants. Be prepared for two hours of outdoors activities. Dress in layers and bring a rain jacket and hat. Trails may be muddy. $5 per person HOMER: Silver Salmon Egg Take at the Anchor River: As part of the “Salmon in the Classroom” program, ADF&G invites students to participate in the silver salmon egg take at the Anchor River. The short presentation will be from 1:20-1:55 p.m., and students will meet at the first parking lot to the right off of Anchor River Road. Directions: turn on to the Old Sterling Highway (next to the Anchor River Inn), cross the wooden bridge, take a right on Anchor River Road, first parking lot to the right. To sign up or for more information please contact Derek Bynagle AVTEC Tour: All Connections High School Students are invited to attend a free guided tour, lunch included, of AVTEC in Seward on Friday, Nov. 8. AVTEC offers a variety of educational programs such as: Construction, Welding, Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Maritime Studies, Electronics, Culinary Arts and many other courses. Please visit the AVTEC website at take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the programs available. Lunch will be provided so please RSVP Reubin Payne or call the Connections office at 907-714-8880. Friday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. at AVTEC — 519 4th Ave, in the auditorium on the second floor. HOMER FAMILES: Check out our new link for Homer events for Connections students: HomerConnections These are community events in Homer that Connections students may be interested in!

Soldotna Elementary Oct. 3: Fall Picture Day Oct. 16: Early Release Oct. 29- Nov. 4 Book Fair Nov. 1 Parent Teacher Conference Day 1 Nov. 4 Parent Teacher Conference Day 2 Nov. 7 Picture Re-Takes Parent Pack needs your help! Sign-up for email communications or like the Parent Pack on


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Facebook for up-to-date volunteer opportunities. To keep Soldotna Elementary School safe, all visitors and volunteers must sign in at the front office and pick up a visitor badge to wear while in the school. Anyone interested in volunteering can complete an online form by visiting the KPBSD website at and click on the volunteers link. This process must be completed each school year and can take up to ten days to process. Please contact the Human Resources Department with any questions. Parents can now track student lunch balances online by going to Student notes and bus passes will be sent to classes at 3 p.m. each day. Please send in a note or call prior to this time to ensure your student gets the message. Redoubt Elementary Our next PTA meeting will be Oct. 8 at 3:45 p.m. in the teachers’ lounge, we are always looking for new members to join and attend our meetings. Mark your calendars, are first Fun Fest of the year will Oct. 11th from 3:30-5 p.m. Our school’s 8th Annual Fun Run will be Oct. 12. Registration and bib pickup will be at 9 a.m. All are welcome to attend; please no dogs or strollers. $10 individual or $25 Family. Preregistration forms can be found in the lobby under the information screen. Fall weather has arrived and the morning temperatures are becoming colder. Please start looking for your child’s winter gear. Many students are already asking for gloves and hats for morning recess.

Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science Sept. 30: The Life Skill we are focusing on this week is Caring — To feel and show concern for others. Check out the electronic bulletin board in the entryway for all upcoming events and meetings. Tuesday, Oct. 1: Fire Prevention — Kenai firefighters will be here to teach our students about fire safety. Wednesday, Oct. 2: Fire Prevention — Kenai firefighters will be here to teach our students

about fire safety. 1:30 p.m.: Kindergarten are walking to the creek. Please make sure to send in the appropriate gear for the walk. Thursday, Oct. 3: Fire Prevention — Kenai firefighters will be here to teach our students about fire safety. Upcoming Events Oct. 8: 9:15 a.m. — PTA meeting Oct. 9: 4:15 p.m. — APC meeting in the Library Oct. 10: 9:15 a.m. — third and fourth grade will be going to Anchor River for the egg take. Please send in the appropriate gear for this trip along with a cold sack lunch. Oct. 14: 6 p.m. — 1st & 2nd Celebration of Learning Oct. 15: Picture Retakes 6 p.m.: Fifth grade will be joining the KCHS Choir Concert Oct. 16: 2:10 p.m. Early Release — School will be dismissed at 2:10 p.m. today and buses will run 90 minutes earlier Oct. 17: 2:30 p.m. — Fifth grade Celebration of Learning 6 p.m. — third and fourth grade Celebration of Learning Oct. 18: End of Quarter — No School Volunteers Study trips are already scheduled so watch for student permission forms. If you’d like to volunteer on a trip, you need to be an approved volunteer. Two steps are required each school year to be approved. Go tohttp:// kaleidoscope.blogs.kpbsd.k12. and click the link to the background check. This may take 2 weeks for approval to be returned. Our Volunteer training is our second step, dates will be announced soon.

Soldotna High School PTSA meeting will be on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 4 p.m. in the SoHi Staff Lounge. Snacks will be provided. Please join us for these events hosted in the library by the Counseling Department (All are welcome): — Monday, Sept. 30, 5:30-7 p.m. Timelines, Financial Aid Literacy, Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE), FAFSA, Types of Costs, Scholarship Portfolio, Scholarship Search, the Award

Process, guest speaker from the KPC Financial Aid FAFSA — Completion Workshops: #1 Wednesday, Oct. 9, 5:30-7 p.m.; #2 Monday, Nov. 18 5:30-7 p.m. Bring your 2018 tax information and fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to discover potential money for college or career training. SoHi Counselors and Kenai Peninsula College Financial Aid Department Staff will be assisting students and parents at these events. The after-school tutoring buses will start running on Sept. 3. There are two buses that leave at 4:15 p.m.. You must be on the route list to ride the bus. See Ms. Wear in the library to find out more information and/or get on the bus list. You can also email her at or call 260-7036, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Soldotna Stars Letterman Jackets are available to order at Click on Varsity Jackets, find our school by State, select Soldotna High School, starting at $149 you can personalize it anyway you would like. Makes a great Christmas gift! SoHi Pool Schedule: M,W,F Morning Lap 6:30-7:30 a.m. Sport Calendar — http:// Teams?entityId=21192 or http:// There are two ways to order a transcript. Each way serves a different purpose. If you need a transcript sent to a college or NCAA or a similar agency, then you will need to log on to: http://www.parchment. com to order transcripts to be sent. The request is then forwarded to SoHi. After processing, it then goes through cyberspace — rather than the US mail — to get to its destination, which is much faster! ALL transcripts that are headed for NCAA, colleges, etc. have to be processed this way! FINAL TRANSCRIPTS! A final transcript is one that shows your second semester grades. If you order your transcript when we are in second semester, you will need to make sure you choose “next grading period” when you go on to Parchment — that way your transcript request will wait until the grades are in at the end of the year before it is sent.


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Information for this report was taken from publicly available law enforcement records and includes arrest and citation information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. ■■ On Sept. 18 at 11:28 a.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers received a report from a resident in Nikiski that two vehicles and other items, totaling $1,200 in value, had been stolen from his property off Holt Lamplight in Nikiski. Investigation revealed that Mathew Broussard, 45, of Nikiski, had stolen the vehicles and items from the property. On Sept. 21, Broussard was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail on two counts of first-degree vehicle theft and one count of seconddegree theft. ■■ On Sept. 20 at about 10:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted Richard Kompkoff, Jr., 24, of Seward, as a driver during a traffic stop. Investigation revealed that Kompkoff was impaired by alcohol. He was arrested and taken to the Seward Jail. ■■ On Sept. 17 at about 4:00 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, issued a citation to Robert Lewis Trudeau, 63, of Wasilla, on Oil Well road in Ninilchik for taking a sub-legal bull moose. Arraignment is scheduled for Oct. 8 in Kenai District Court. ■■ On Sept. 22 at 2:07 a.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a red 1997 Dodge Dakota for an equipment violation on Skyline Drive in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Timothy M. Taylor, 32 of Ninilchik, had placed a fictitious tab on his license plate and that he did not have motor vehicle insurance. Taylor was arrested for improper use of evidence of registration and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. ■■ On Sept. 22, Terry Hansen, 63, of Homer, was contacted after moose hunting and cited for not having completed Moose Hunter Orientation prior to hunting in Game Management Unit 15. Bail was set at $120 in Kenai Court. ■■ On Sept. 22 at about 9:20 p.m.,

Alaska State Troopers stopped a maroon 1998 Ford pickup near Mile 3 of the Kenai Spur Highway for equipment violations. Lucas Netherland, 39, of Soldotna, was identified as the driver. Investigation revealed that the truck did not have insurance on it and also that it displayed a license plate that belonged to a different vehicle in an effort to make it appear to be registered. Netherland was issued misdemeanor citations for improper use of registration and no motor vehicle liability insurance. ■■ On Sept. 21, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, cited Ronald Hodson, 49, of Kenai, for taking a sublegal bull moose in Game Management Unit 15B, with an arraignment date of Oct. 29 in Kenai District Court. Hodson was also issued citations for failing to validate his harvest ticket and for not successfully completing the Moose Hunter Orientation required for Game Management Unit 15. Bail was set at $290. The antlers were seized, and the moose meat was given to a charity. ■■ On Sept. 23 at about 7:40 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a disturbance in Nikiski. After investigation, Julian Fournier, 33, was arrested on two counts of fourth-degree assault. ■■ On Sept. 23 at about 11:40 p.m., Holli Driver, 25 of Nikiski, was located at a residence on Funny River Road, arrested without incident on three outstanding arrest warrants, and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. The warrants were for failing to appear on original charges of second-degree criminal trespass, violating conditions of release, and an additional charge of violating conditions of release. ■■ On Sept. 22 at 9:51 p.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a red Toyota pickup for an equipment violation near Mile 26.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway. After investigation, Brian Andry, 27, of Nikiski, was issued a criminal citation for operating a motor vehicle without liability insurance and minor offense citations for driving while license revoked

The following judgments were recently handed down in Kenai District Court: ■■ Jacob Barrett, 23, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree theft and one count of violating condition of release, committed Feb. 14. On count one, he was sentenced to five days in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended. On count two, he was sentenced to five days in jail. ■■ Joshua Clifford Crouse, 21, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree assault (recklessly injure), committed Feb. 20. He was sentenced to 360 days in jail with 180 days suspended, fined $1,000, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited items seized, ordered to complete an anger management program, ordered to have no contact with victim except in official capacity, and was placed

on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed. ■■ Mathew Shane Lay, 23, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted third-degree assault (causing fear of injury with a weapon), committed June 10. He was sentenced to 360 days in jail with 300 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and an anger management program and follow all recommendations, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited items seized, ordered to have no contact with victims, and placed on probation for one year. All other charges in this case were dismissed. ■■ Johnny R. Sisneros, 33, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of thirddegree theft (with three plus prior convictions within five years involving less than $250),



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police reports and operating a motor vehicle with expired registration. ■■ On Sept. 25 at 1:58 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a vehicle driving off the roadway and into the trees within the construction zone at Mile 60 of the Sterling Highway. Investigation resulted in the arrest of Riley Sikvayugak, 27, of Kenai, for driving under the influence. Sikvayugak was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. ■■ On Sept. 24 at 4:46 a.m., Kenai police responded to a local business near the Kenai Spur Highway and Airport Way for a report of a subject with an outstanding warrant on scene. Mason E. Baldwin, 42, of Soldotna, was arrested for fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and violating conditions of release and also on an outstanding arrest warrant on the original charge of violating conditions of release for a felony. Baldwin was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. ■■ On Sept. 23 at 4:55 a.m., the Kenai Police Department received the report of a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) driver near Mile 7 on the Kenai Spur Highway. Kenai police was able to locate the vehicle and conducted a routine traffic stop. After investigation, Jamie R. Solomon, 34, of Soldotna, was arrested for felony driving under the influence and felony breath test refusal and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Sept. 23 at about 9:30 a.m., Kenai police contacted a wanted subject near the Kenai Spur Highway and Spruce Street. Brandon Borchgrevink, 29, of Nikiski, was arrested on a Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrant on the original charge of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, no bail. Brandon was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Sept. 22 at about 1:00 a.m., after receiving the report of a disturbance, Kenai police responded to a residence near Mile 4 of the Kenai Spur Highway

and contacted December L. Shugak, 42, of Kenai. After investigation, Shugak was arrested for disorderly conduct and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Sept. 21, Kenai police received the report of a burglary at a residence near Mile 14 of the Kenai Spur Highway. At about 2:30 p.m., Kenai police contacted two suspects involved, Sebastian R. Farnam, 21, of Kenai, and Jaden L. McCarthy, 20, of Kenai. After investigation, Farnam was arrested for first-degree burglary, fourth-degree theft, and violating conditions of release. McCarthy was arrested for first-degree burglary and fourth-degree theft. Both were taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Sept. 21 at 2:56 a.m., a Kenai police officer contacted a vehicle with two individuals inside at the end of Spur View Drive in Kenai. After investigation, Jessica R. Spurgeon, 40, of Kenai, was arrested for violating conditions of release. Jamie W. Spurgeon, 44, of Nikiski, was arrested for fourthdegree misconduct involving a controlled substance. Both were taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Sept. 21 at 6:51 a.m., a Kenai police officer made contact with a wanted subject in a local grocery store near Mile 10 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Monika L. Howard, 43, of Nikiski, was arrested on a Soldotna Alaska State Troopers misdemeanor warrant on the original charge of violating conditions of release for a felony, $1,000 bail. Howard was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Sept. 21 at 4:17 p.m., Mathew T. Duncan, 40, of Sterling, arrived at the Kenai Police Department to be remanded on his outstanding warrant, a Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on the original charge of petition to revoke probation regarding Alcohol Safety Action Program requirements. Duncan was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

court reports committed Oct. 28. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined a $50 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge. ■■ Johnny R. Sisneros, 33, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal trespass (upon premises), committed Dec. 29. He was sentenced to five days in jail and fined a $50 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge. ■■ Johnny R. Sisneros II, 33, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal trespass (vehicle), committed Jan. 14. He was sentenced to five days in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge. ■■ Johnny Sisneros, 33, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release, committed Jan.. 29. He was sentenced to five days in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail

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surcharge. ■■ Alexander Kalani Yadao, 25, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of an amended charge of third-degree theft and one count of violating condition of release, committed Sept. 26, 2018. On count one, he was sentenced to 360 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, ordered to have no contact with victim, and placed on probation for 12 months. On count two, he was placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed. ■■ Bonni J. Dobson, 29, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of attempted fifth-degree criminal mischief, a domestic violence offense committed Aug. 27. She was fined a $100 court surcharge, ordered to have no contact with victim, and placed on probation for 12 months. ■■ Joan Marie Miller, 40, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Nov 8. She was sentenced to 30 days on electronic monitoring with 27 days suspended, fined $2,000 with $500 suspended, a $75 court surcharge, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and $66 for the first three days of monitoring ordered, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had her license revoked for 90 days, ordered ignition interlock for six months, ordered not to possess, consume or buy alcohol for one year, and placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

■■ On Sept. 21 at 9:07 p.m., Kenai police responded to the area of Kiana Lane in Kenai after receiving a report about two females who had gotten a vehicle stuck in the ditch, and that both appeared to be intoxicated. After investigation, Noel P. Knowles, 35, of Kenai, was arrested for driving under the influence and breath test refusal. Stephanie L. Blackburn, 40, of Kenai, was also arrested for driving under the influence. Both Knowles and Blackburn were taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Sept. 20 at 7:43 p.m., Kenai police responded to a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report about a vehicle that was swerving all over the roadway. Officers located the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop near Mile 11 of the Kenai Spur Highway. After investigation, Montgomery J. Luke, 27, of Kenai, was arrested for driving while intoxicated (drugs) and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Sept. 24 at 10:38 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) complaint about a gold Chevrolet Silverado truck traveling in-bound to Soldotna, reported to be weaving and failing to maintain a proper lane of travel. The Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team responded and observed the vehicle commit a moving violation. A traffic stop was conducted near Mile 2 on Funny River Road. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was contacted and identified as Brett W. Hershberger, 37. A driving under the influence investigation was conducted and resulted in the arrest of Hershberger for driving under the influence of controlled substances. Hershberger was processed and taken to Wildwood Pretrial, where he was remanded on the charge of driving under the influence and released on his own recognizance. ■■ On Sept. 21 at 4:37 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted

two individuals outside a residence on Vonda Street in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Patrick Trent, 22, of Kenai, was in possession of a controlled substance. Trent was issued a misdemeanor citation for fifthdegree misconduct involving controlled substances. ■■ On Sept. 26 at 9:12 a.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team conducted a traffic stop on a red 1992 Chevrolet Cavalier at Mile 13 of the Kenai Spur Highway after observing the passenger not wearing a seat belt. Both occupants were contacted, and the driver was identified as Juett L. Cook, 25, of Nikiski. An check in the Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN) revealed that Cook does not have a valid operator’s license. Cook’s passenger was issued a traffic citation for failing to wear a seat belt. Cook was issued traffic citations for operating a vehicle with no valid operator’s license, no motor vehicle insurance, and expired vehicle registration. Further investigation revealed that Cook had an outstanding warrant on the original charge of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence). Cook was arrested on the outstanding warrant and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. ■■ On Sept. 28 at 2:28 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop in Kenai for a moving violation. Investigation revealed that Cherish Oclair, 35, of Kenai, was driving with a suspended license, had no motor vehicle insurance, and improperly displayed proof of registration. She was arrested for driving while license suspended, operating a motor vehicle without liability insurance, and improper use of evidence of registration. Following her arrest, she was found in possession of methamphetamine, heroin, and buprenorphine. She was additionally charged for three counts of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. She was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

■■ Clayton Riley Nelson, 24, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to one count of an amended charge of fourth-degree assault

29. He was fined $150, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with a specific Kenai address, and placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed. The following judgments were recently handed down in Kenai Superior Court: ■■ Johnny Roy Sisneros II, 33, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to first-degree vehicle theft, committed Oct. 20, 2018. He was sentenced to four years in prison with three years suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $250 cost of appointed counsel, had his license revoked for 30 days, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited all items seized, ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to use or possess any alcoholic beverages or illegal controlled substances, including marijuana or synthetic drugs, ordered not to associate with individuals who use or sell illegal controlled substances nor enter or remain in places where illegal controlled substances are used, manufactured, grown or sold, ordered to have no contact with victims in this case, ordered to complete a substance abuse evaluation and comply with treatment recommendations, ordered to submit to search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of controlled substances, drug paraphernalia and stolen property, and was placed on probation for five years after serving any term of incarceration imposed. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

(recklessly injure), committed Mar. 29. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 165 days suspended, credited for time already served on electronic monitoring, fined $500, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and a mental health assessment and follow all recommendations, ordered to pay restitution, ordered to have no contact with victims, and placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed. ■■ Michael David Atkins, 50, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of violating condition of release and one count of first-degree unlawful contact, a domestic violence offense, committed May 20. On count one, he was sentenced to 15 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with two specifically named people, and was placed on probation for 12 months. On count two, he was fined $1,000 with $500 suspended, sentenced to 30 days in jail with 30 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with two specifically named people, and placed on probation for 12 months. ■■ Anthony Bonawitz, 40, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to seconddegree criminal trespass (upon premises), committed May


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

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Ex-official: Trump’s past phone memos also concealed By Zeke Miller Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The White House severely restricted distribution of memos detailing President Donald Trump’s calls with foreign leaders, including Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman, after embarrassing leaks of his conversations early in his tenure, a former White House official said. The White House’s handling of Trump’s calls with foreign leaders is at the heart of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. A whistleblower alleges the White House tried to “lock down” Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukraine’s new president because officials were worried about Trump’s request for help investigating Trump’s Democratic rival Joe Biden. The anonymous whistleblower alleges the White House also tried to cover up the content of other calls by moving memos onto a highly classified computer system. The former White House official acknowledged that other calls were concealed, while casting the decision as part of an effort to minimize leaks, not an attempt to hide improper discussions. The former official was not authorized to discuss the classification system publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press

President Donald Trump speaks Friday at the Hispanic Heritage Month Reception in the East Room of the White House.

The White House was beset by leaks of highly sensitive information in the early days of Trump’s presidency. Trump was particularly enraged by leaks that disclosed tough conversations with the leader of Mexico on paying for a border wall and with Australia on abiding by an Obama administration deal on asylum-seekers.

After those disclosures, a White House adviser raised the possibility of lie detector tests for the small number of people in the West Wing and elsewhere with access to transcripts of Trump’s phone calls. In previous administrations, rough transcripts of presidential phone calls were kept private, but not housed on the highly classified

computer system unless sensitive national security information was discussed. Summaries of the calls were distributed to relevant officials in the White House, the State Department and other agencies. The Trump administration’s process curtailed the number of people who had access. The question is now why.

The whistleblower’s complaint paints a picture of a White House scrambling to conceal damaging information about the president, including the July call in which he pressed Ukraine’s leader for help investigating Biden. The White House released a rough transcript of the call this past week in which Trump repeatedly says

Attorney General William Barr and his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani could help with that effort. The call came days after Trump ordered a freeze to some military assistance for Ukraine. The contents of the restricted calls with Putin and bin Salman are unknown. But Trump’s relationship with both leaders has been controversial, given Russia’s attack on the 2016 U.S. election on Trump’s behalf and Saudi Arabia’s human rights violations, including the murder of a Washington Post journalist. The former official noted that even some of Trump’s calls with U.S. allies were restricted due to the classified matters that arise during the discussions. CNN first reported on the White House effort to conceal those calls. Trump has repeatedly sought to discredit the whistleblower in recent days, accusing the anonymous CIA officer of having a political motivation. His advisers, however, have confirmed some details of the whistleblower’s complaint, but offered different explanations for the White House’s actions. On Friday, the White House acknowledged that the Ukraine call was moved to a highly classified system at the direction of Trump’s National Security Council lawyers.

Governor wants third special session once Senate seat is filled By Peter Segall Juneau Empire

Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced Friday that he was putting forward Rep. Josh Revak, R-Anchorage, to take the Senate seat of the late Sen. Chris Birch. The governor also said that he wanted to call a third special session of the Legislature to allocate more money for this year’s dividend but he wanted to fill the empty Senate seat first. In a press conference in Anchorage, Dunleavy told reporters he chose Revak because of “his character, his integrity, his resume,” and the fact that he has been elected from that district. Revak is currently the representative for House District 25, which is within Senate District M, the district Birch represented. “I feel humbled and honored,” Revak told the Empire by phone Friday afternoon. “I look forward to speaking with all the members of the Senate caucus,” he said. Revak said he was surprised to hear the governor had put his name forward. Dunleavy called Revak on Thursday to ask if he was interested in the appointment, “that was about the extent of the conversation,” Revak said. “I was very surprised I have to say.” Earlier this month, the governor had submitted Rep. Laddie Shaw, R-Anchorage, but Senate Republicans failed to confirm him. Shaw told KTVA that he believes his position in supporting a $3,000 permanent fund dividend was the determining factor in his rejection. “The fact that I stood on a $3,000 dividend — it either offended them or they didn’t want me to be part of their caucus,” Shaw said in an interview with the news channel. The amount of the PFD was an extremely contentious issue during this year’s special legislative session, with a minority of Republican lawmakers refusing to accept a lower dividend in exchange for the funding of state services. When the Legislature failed to pass a capital budget during the regular session, a special session was called to pass a budget. The governor initially designated the special session to take place in his home town of Wasilla, but the majority

of legislators remained in Juneau. Only Republican lawmakers went to Wasilla Middle School, where Dunleavy had said the special session would take place. Both Shaw and Revak were among the lawmakers to go to Wasilla. Dunleavy eventually relented and called all lawmakers to Juneau, but the budget and the PFD remained sticking points for the Legislature. Both Shaw and Revak voted against the bill which allocated a $1,600 dividend. During the press conference, reporters asked the governor if Revak’s position on the PFD influenced his decision to pick the representative. Dunleavy said it did not. “He was elected by individuals in that district, he has the character and the

Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File

In this Empire file photo, Rep. Josh Revak, R-Anchorage, listens to Kathryn Monfreda, bureau chief of the Department of Public Safety’s Division of Statewide Services, as she presents the Uniform Crime Reporting Annual Report to House members during an informational meeting at the Capitol on Feb. 5.

integrity,” Dunleavy said. “(Legislators) have a toolbox they bring to bear on a whole host of issues.” Asked why he thought the

outcome would be different, given the Senate failed to confirm Shaw who was older, with a more extensive resume, Dunleavy said, “he’s

a different individual from a different part of the district. That’ll be up to the Senate.” In the same press conference Dunleavy told reporters he wanted to call a third special session, this time to allocate what he called the remainder of the PFD, roughly $1,310. The governor and several members of the Legislature believe the dividend amount should be calculated using a formula laid out in a 1982 law. Under that formula this year’s dividend would have been $2,910 according to a press release from the Department of Revenue. The governor campaigned on a promise to allocate a “full-PFD” after former governor Bill Walker reduced the amount in 2016 in order to pay for state services. “We believe that the other

$1,310 should be appropriated sooner rather than later,” he said. “We’re going to continue to fight for that remaining part of the dividend.” Dunleavy said that he didn’t want to call a special session with an empty seat in the Senate. Asked what he intended to do about the empty seat left in the House of Representatives, “we’ll have to move quickly,” he said. The governor said that once the empty Senate seat was filled, he would continue his discussions with the Legislature about a third special session. A statement from Senate President Cathy Giessel’s office, R-Anchorage, said that Senate Republicans are determining a time to meet to consider Revak’s confirmation.

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Sunday, September 29, 2019

AccuWeather® 5-day forecast for Kenai-Soldotna Today


Periods of rain

Cloudy, spotty showers in the p.m.

Occasional rain and drizzle; breezy

Hi: 52

Hi: 54

Hi: 53

Lo: 40

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Lo: 42

Lo: 37

Mostly sunny Hi: 51

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The patented RealFeel Temperature® is an exclusive index of the effects of temperature, wind, humidity, sunshine intensity, cloudiness, precipitation, pressure and elevation on the human body.

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Today 8:05 a.m. 7:44 p.m.

Full Oct 13

Daylight Day Length - 11 hrs., 39 min., 13 sec. Daylight lost - 5 min., 32 sec.

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Utqiagvik 43/37

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Rain and drizzle in the afternoon Hi: 51

Tomorrow 8:07 a.m. 7:41 p.m.

Last Oct 21

Today 9:14 a.m. 8:34 p.m.

Unalakleet 50/43 McGrath 52/38

New Oct 27 Tomorrow 10:52 a.m. 8:46 p.m.

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75/64/t 96/73/s 82/67/pc 71/37/s 94/74/pc 84/68/pc 86/50/s 77/71/t 66/62/t 53/46/c 91/71/s 56/51/r 61/41/pc 62/59/r 33/22/sn 75/46/s 35/25/sn 88/77/pc 91/76/pc 85/68/pc 94/69/s


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From Kenai Municipal Airport

High .............................................. 50 Low ............................................... 38 Normal high ................................. 52 Normal low ................................... 36 Record high ...................... 62 (2003) Record low ........................ 17 (1956)


From the Peninsula Clarion in Kenai

24 hours ending 4 p.m. yest. . 0.00" Month to date .......................... 3.70" Normal month to date ............ 3.04" Year to date ............................. 9.18" Normal year to date .............. 12.62" Record today ................. 1.08" (2015) Record for Sept. ............ 7.07" (1961) Record for year ........... 27.09" (1963)

Valdez 48/42

Juneau 55/43

National Extremes (For the 48 contiguous states) High yesterday Low yesterday

Kodiak 58/47

102 at Death Valley, Calif. 21 at Stanley, Idaho

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Sitka 53/47

State Extremes

Ketchikan 59/43

62 at Klawock 20 at Tok

Today’s Forecast Rain and gusty storms will target the Midwest today, while heavy snow and high winds continue to whip the Northwest. Showers will dampen areas to the southeast of the snow. Most other areas will be dry.

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Glennallen 47/42

Kenai/ Soldotna Homer

Dillingham 55/39


Seward Homer 51/45 57/44

Anchorage 52/46

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Fairbanks 53/42

Cold Bay 55/44

Unalaska 52/44

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Talkeetna 49/41

Bethel 53/39

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Today’s activity: HIGH Where: Weather permitting, highly active auroral displays will be visible overhead from Utqiagvik to Bethel, Dillingham and Ketchikan, and visible low on the horizon from King Salmon.

Prudhoe Bay 42/35

Anaktuvuk Pass 39/33

Nome 48/37

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Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019

Bears sweep Magicians Krajnik commits to University of Alaska Anchorage Staff Report Peninsula Clarion

The Kenai River Brown Bears picked up a Division I commitment Thursday and North American Hockey League victories Friday and Saturday. Zach Krajnik, 20, of Eagle River announced Thursday on Twitter that he had committed to the University of Alaska Anchorage, then had a goal and two assists as the Bears notched

a 5-3 victory over the host Minnesota Magicians on Friday. Kenai River completed the sweep by topping the Magicians 4-2 on Saturday. The Bears stay on the road to play the Chippewa (Wisconsin) Steel on Friday and Saturday. Krajnik is the second player on the Bears roster with a Division I commitment, and the second to decide on UAA. Wasilla’s Porter Schachle committed

to the Seawolves right before the start of the season. “He definitely had some interest from some other schools, but at the end of the day it was similar to Porter,” Kenai River head coach Kevin Murdock said. “There’s an appeal to being close to home, and the opportunity was afforded to him to do that. He has a chance to step into a big role as a freshman.” Krajnik is in his third year

with the Bears. In 2017-18 season, he had seven goals and 19 assists in 45 games, then last season he had 17 goals and 33 assists in 59 games. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound forward had some interest from the Omaha (Nebraska) Lancers of the Tier I United States Hockey League, but he decided to play with the Brown Bears of the Tier II NAHL. See Bears, Page B3

Soldotna’s Erika Arthur won the Division I girls race at the Region III meet Saturday at Palmer High School. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman)

Arthur, Daigle nab Region III crowns Staff Report Peninsula Clarion

Homer senior Autumn Daigle and Soldotna junior Erika Arthur won individual titles Saturday at the Region III cross-country meet at the Michael Janecek Running Trails at Palmer High School. Arthur ran 19:52 to defeat freshman Elizabeth Parnell by 12 seconds and win Soldotna’s first region title since Ari Goldstein finished back-to-back triumphs in 2004. Soldotna coach Ted McKenney said Arthur and SoHi’s Jordan Strausbaugh were leading with 300 yards left when Arthur made a move. Strausbaugh couldn’t match that and was eventually passed for second by Parnell. “She made a smart move and it worked out for her,” McKenney said of Arthur. Daigle, who won a Division II state title as a sophomore, won her first region title and the first for Homer since Megan Pitzman claimed her third title in 2016. Daigle ran 19:03 to top runner-up Jayna Boonstra of Kenai by 31 seconds. Kenai girls had won region titles in seven of the last

eight years coming into the meet. A ton of Kenai Peninsula runners qualified for the state meet, which will be held Saturday at Bartlett High School. The Soldotna girls and boys both qualified at the Division I level. The Stars needed to get in the top three to qualify. The girls finished second behind region champion Colony. The boys finished third behind champion Kodiak. The Soldotna boys are going to state for the third straight season, while the girls will be going for the second straight season. Senior Bradley Walters finished fifth at 17:04 and senior Lance Chilton was eighth at 17:14 to lead the boys, while sophomore Strausbaugh joined Arthur in the top 10 by finishing third at 20:06 to help the Soldotna girls. Kodiak’s Connor Marbrey won the Division I boys race at 16:35. McKenney said Ellie Burns won the JV race and should give the Stars a boost at state. As for the boys, they lost to Colony for second by just one point. McKenney said this was an incredible See RUN, Page B2

The Soldotna varsity football team crowds around senior manager Matthew Martinelli on Saturday after defeating Eagle River 81-7 at Justin Maile Field in Soldotna. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Martinelli gets a special snap Soldotna routs Eagle River to clinch home-field advantage in playoffs By Joey Klekca Peninsula Clarion

Soldotna’s Northern Lights Conference showdown Saturday afternoon with Eagle River quickly turned into a blowout, which allowed for some early celebrating for the team and particularly for one player. SoHi’s lopsided 81-7 win over the Eagle River Wolves came on Senior Day — and the Stars had a lot to recognize

with 19 on the team — but it also gave the Stars the chance to celebrate someone who has poured his heart into the program, even without taking a single career snap on varsity. That changed Saturday when senior team manager Matthew Martinelli lined up with his teammates on the first snap of the game to record his first start of his career. What made the moment special was the journey Martinelli has taken to

get there. Martinelli, 19, suffers from cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair as a partial quadriplegic, a condition he has dealt with from an early age. But when the teams took to the field Saturday, Martinelli was wheeled out to the line of scrimmage and stood up, using leg braces and the shoulder pads of teammates to stand behind center See stars, Page B2

Nikiski volleyball takes down Lions By Joey Klecka Peninsula Clarion

Nikiski’s America Jeffreys saves a loose ball Friday against ACS at Nikiski High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

The Nikiski volleyball team commanded the floor Friday night in a 3-0 Southcentral Conference victory over Anchorage Christian Schools, winning with game scores of 25-20, 25-20 and 25-13. After a 3-1 win Saturday over Grace Christian to notch the weekend sweep, the Bulldogs are now 4-0 in conference play this year, something that senior middle hitter Kaycee Bostic feels is perfect for the team at this point in the season. “We’re getting there,” Bostic said. “It was a struggle at first, but we’re starting to come together as a team.” Bostic led the Bulldogs with 13 kills against the Lions, along with seven digs on defense. Fellow senior Tika Zimmerman joined her with five kills and junior Lillian Carstens helped at the net with four blocks. With an Anchorage school like ACS coming into the

building, Nikiski needed a solid night to kick-start their second half of the 2019 season, and they got it despite a sleepy start, according to head coach Stacey Segura. “I felt like it was slow on our side,” Segura said. “However, they were grinding through it and getting through it as a team, and being very consistent.” Segura said the team’s play at last weekend’s West Spiketacular, where Nikiski finished midpack among the 18-team field, was paramount in pointing the Bulldogs in the right direction for an October run that will ultimately lead into the high school postseason in November. “It wasn’t our best play, but we had a lot of girls on the floor who haven’t seen that speed before,” Segura said. “I think that’s where our downfall was … but I never try to let those tournaments define who we are, good or bad.” As the defending Class 3A state champions, Bostic said

she often feels the heat of the competition on the Bulldogs, but added she doesn’t let that pressure bother her. “I feel like teams definitely put their best effort when they play us,” Bostic said. “But we don’t let it faze us, we go on like it’s just another game.” Bostic’s powerful game as a middle hitter kept the ACS defense off kilter all night, and she received help from senior teammate Kaitlyn Johnson, who set up 20 assists and had seven digs to go with three aces. Senior libero America Jeffreys also played a crucial role with 13 digs. Another big help the Bulldogs received was the service game of Japanese exchange student Kotori Miyoshi, who inundated ACS with an array of pinpoint serves, finishing with three aces on the night. Segura said Miyoshi has an ability to not only put the ball where she wants, but fool the other team with movement on her serve. “Coming off the bench cold

and not playing, and to serve like that,” Segura said. “It’s really cool. It’s fun to have her.” The balanced team approach helped offset the ACS attack, which was led by senior hitters Morgan Merriner and Kira Keller, and senior setters Anna Boswell and Ashton Ealum. A close opening game eventually opened up and Nikiski led by 16-11 before ACS rallied back to get within one at 21-20. The Bulldogs pulled out the win with four straight points, including a pair of kill points by Bostic, to take a 1-0 match lead. ACS started fast in Game 2 and led 7-4, but Bostic’s net presence and Miyoshi’s service game brought Nikiski back with a 13-3 run, and the Lions couldn’t recover fast enough, although they did score six straight late in the game. Nikiski finished off the See bump, Page B3


Sunday, September 29, 2019

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Ostrander narrowly misses spot in finals Staff Report Peninsula Clarion

Pro runner Allie Ostrander came up less than a second shy of making the final of the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha,

Qatar, Friday night, finishing 17th out of 42 total runners across three heats. In her first world championships, Ostrander finished seventh in the second heat race with a new personal best of 9 minutes, 30.85 seconds. The top three finishers in

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and take the snap. “It was definitely special, definitely a dream come true,” Martinelli said. “I’ve always wanted to put the pads on, and unfortunately I haven’t been able to do that. Coach Brantley let me live out my dream. It was only a few seconds, but it was definitely a memorable experience. One I’ll never forget.” The victory clinched a state playoff spot for Soldotna for a 14th straight year, as well as home-field advantage in the semifinals. SoHi (2-0 NLC) will finish the regular season next Saturday at Kenai Central, and even a loss would give SoHi the tiebreaker over Eagle River (2-1), which has secured the second seed from the conference. Adopted at age 6, Martinelli said he has been a SoHi football fan all of his life, and has spent time helping out on the sidelines since his seventh-grade year, when he linked up with head coach Galen Brantley Jr. Ask any member of the SoHi program and they will say Martinelli is the team’s most passionate supporter. “Nobody lives, eats, breathes SoHi football more than Matthew,” Brantley Jr. said before tearing up. “He loves these guys. He’s got a bunch of guys that look out for him, and it was really special for us to take him to San Diego with us.” The Stars traditionally break each postgame and post-practice huddle by centering around Martinelli and joining in on a team chant, a

each heat automatically advance to Monday’s final, with the next six fastest times also making it in. The last runner to make the cut was Canada’s Genevieve Lalonde, who finished in 9:30.01, and Ostrander was 0.84 seconds behind. Current world record holder

tradition that Brantley Jr. said started the first day of his freshman year. SoHi QB Jersey Truesdell said he played against Martinelli in youth soccer when the two were kids and Martinelli’s condition wasn’t as pronounced. Truesdell said Martinelli’s daily fight and perseverance stands as an inspiration to the team. “Since I’ve been a freshman, he’s been there every single day,” Truesdell said. “He’s had so many little issues but you never hear about it, because he’s such a tough kid. He kind of keeps our team tough, in a way.” Truesdell said he and a few teammates had kicked around the idea of giving Martinelli a proper sendoff as a senior for several years, as they knew early just how important he was to the program. “I know with the passion he lives his life, I can’t imagine the way that he’d play this game,” Truesdell said. “He’d be so fun to play with, I know that.” As a team manager, Martinelli helps set up and break down games and practices. During games, he is almost always seated in one end zone working a camera on the end of a high pole, filming the action that the Stars later break down for weekly analysis. “It means everything,” Martinelli said about his time with the team. “I grew up with this group of kids, and to watch them grow and the dedication they’ve put in, the time they’ve put in, the countless hours of film … without their dedication, SoHi wouldn’t be what it is.” Martinelli will graduate next spring, but said he still plans on sticking around the SoHi football program in his manager role for the foreseeable future.

Beatrice Chepkoech of Kenya set the fastest time of the day at 9:18.01. Team USA qualified two runners to the final, including the second-fastest runner of the day in Courtney Frerichs (9:18.42) and sixth-fastest Emma Coburn (9:23.40). Ostrander, a 2015 Kenai Central

Brantley Jr. thanked the Alaska Schools and Activities Association for allowing Martinelli to take a snap on the field. ASAA looked past Martinelli’s lack of practices as a player with a verified physical. The opening celebratory snap kicked off a dominant game for the Stars. SoHi improved to 6-0 overall in 2019 and notched a 15th straight win dating back to Week 1 of last year. The lopsided score was among the biggest blowouts in the Alaska state record books. According to Anchorage Daily News archives, only two other games stand out as bigger scorelines — Soldotna recorded an 89-0 win over Nikiski in 1988, Nikiski’s first season with a varsity football program, and in 2009, Eielson routed Valdez 84-7. The game was the first meeting between SoHi and Eagle River since last October’s Division II state championship clash, which SoHi won 46-14. After the opening snap, which was taken for a knee, it took SoHi two plays to reach the end zone, an 82-yard sprint by senior Wyatt Medcoff to open the scoring. From there, SoHi forced Eagle River to punt, which set up another offensive highlight as senior Aaron Faletoi scrambled 40 yards for a TD, putting SoHi up 14-0 before two minutes were gone. Another Wolves punt led to a booming 52-yard return TD for Medcoff, and the rout was on. By the time the dust settled, SoHi had amassed 447 team rushing yards, with six guys notching 47 or more yards. Medcoff led the charge with 101 yards on just three carries, while Galen Brantley III added 88 on three

grad, left a year of eligibility on the table at Boise State in 2019 to turn professional, but not before winning a third straight NCAA Div. I championship in the steeplechase event, the first female athlete to accomplish that. Ostrander graduated Boise with a degree in Kinesiology.

carries. Eagle River punted on its first five possessions before resorting to more desperate measures. In the second quarter, the Wolves turned the ball over on downs twice and lost it two other times on a pick-six by Tyler Morrison and a fumble return touchdown by Zack Zeigler. Overall, SoHi held Eagle River to 19 yards of offense in the first half. A halftime score of 69-0 allowed Soldotna’s starting players to change into street clothes by the third quarter, when Soldotna unloaded its JV crew. Saturday at Soldotna Stars 81, Wolves 7 Eagle River 0 0 0 7 —7 Soldotna 35 34 6 6 —81 1st quarter Sol — Medcoff 82 run (Truesdell kick), 11:24 Sol — Faletoi 40 run (Truesdell kick), 10:02 Sol — Medcoff 52 punt return (Truesdell kick), 8:28 Sol — Metcalf 33 run (Truesdell kick), 4:14 Sol — Metcalf 20 pass from Truesdell (Truesdell kick), 1:17 2nd quarter Sol — Medcoff 4 run (Truesdell Kick), 9:42 Sol — Hanson 2 pass from Truesdell (Truesdell kick), 7:23 Sol — Morrison 40 Interception return (Truesdell kick), 6:28 Sol — Zeigler 8 fumble return (Truesdell kick), 4:07 Sol — Brantley 29 run (knee), 2:13 3rd quarter Sol — Mellon 5 run (knee), 3:49 4th quarter Sol — Mellon 51 run (knee), 11:09 ER — Hamilton 3 run (Hamilton kick), 1:53 Sol ER First Downs 7 4 Rushing yds 26-447 56-106 Pass yds 51 40 Comp-Att-Int 3-4-0 3-8-1 Return yds 3-53 12-193 Punts 0-0 5-32.0 Fumbles 0-0 2-1 Penalties 3-25 3-20 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing — Soldotna: Medcoff 3-101, Brantley III 3-88, Truesdell 3-70, Mellon 5-68, Metcalf 2-53, Faletoi 2-47, Taylor 4-17, J. Spies 1-7, Aley 2-(-1), T. Johnson 1-(-3). Eagle River: Hamilton 19-63, Reeves 8-22, Simon 10-14, Davis 9-10, Tripp 3-1, Guderian 7-(-4). Passing — Soldotna: Truesdell 3-4-0—51. Eagle River: Guderian 3-8-2—40. Receiving — Soldotna: Brantley 1-29, Metcalf 1-20, Hanson 1-2. Eagle River: Flagg 1-1, Davis 1-16, Tripp 1-23.

Nikiski football tops Homer in dramatic fashion Staff Report Peninsula Clarion

The Nikiski football team toppled the Homer Mariners 26-22 Saturday in Homer to set up a potential Div. III playoff clincher in the final week of the high school football season. Sam Berry scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to lead Nikiski to the win, which came just four weeks after Homer beat Nikiski by 32 points.

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effort by the team because four of his top runners were not competing Saturday for various reasons. “The other guys stepped up, really worked hard and ran as a group,” McKenney said. At Division II, teams had to be in the top four to qualify. For the boys, Seward was third with 72 points and Kenai was fourth at 73 points to qualify. Grace won with 27 points, while Homer boys were fifth to miss state for the first time since 2011. The Seward boys return to state after missing out last season. Max Pfeiffenberger led the way for the squad

Nikiski (2-1 conference) currently holds the second spot in the Peninsula Conference, which has already been won by Houston (4-0). Homer (1-2) must beat Ketchikan (1-2) in the regular season finale next weekend in order to have a shot at a playoff berth. The Peninsula Conference only allows two teams into the Div. III postseason. Berry finished the day with 217 rushing yards and all four Nikiski touchdowns.

The loss for Homer came despite senior QB Anthony Kalugin racking up 301 yards of all-purpose offense. Kalugin passed for 173 yards and a TD and ran for 128 yards and a TD on 27 carries. Homer had beaten Nikiski 50-18 on Aug. 30 in a nonconference game that was quickly set up due to other cancelled contests relating to the Swan Lake Wildfire. Tied at 14-all at halftime, Homer took a 22-14 lead in

the third quarter on a fouryard scoring burst by QB Anthony Kalugin, who then ran in the two-point play. The Mariners had two possessions that took them deep in Nikiski territory, but came up empty on both drives after failing to convert on fourth down plays, first at the Nikiski 12 and later at the Nikiski 23. Nikiski got the ball with 7:41 to play in the fourth quarter, and a 43-yard scramble by Berry on a third down

by finishing eighth at 16:57 behind a blazing fast 15:04 by repeat region champion Tristian Merchant of Anchorage Christian Schools, who is a junior. The Kenai boys are back at state for the second straight year. Maison Dunham, a junior, was runner-up to Merchant in 16:28 — a time that would have been good enough to win the Division I race. Joe Hamilton was seventh for the Kards at 16:54. For the girls, Kenai, Homer and Seward all qualified for state. Grace Christian took the team title at 34, while Kenai had 49, Homer had 69 and Seward had 103. The Kards had a run of four straight region titles snapped. In addition to Boonstra taking second, sophomore

Logan Satathite was fourth at 19:57 and sophomore Leah Fallon was sixth at 20:27. The Kenai girls, the defending Division II state champs, go to state for a sixth straight season. The Homer girls will go to state for the eighth straight year. Brooke Miller also finished eighth for Homer at 20:39 to help the effort. The Seward girls return to state after missing out last season. At the beginning of the season, coach Shelly Walker was not even sure if Seward would have enough runners to fill out a varsity team. The Seahawks suited up five runners Saturday and that was enough. Freshman Lena Jagielski led the effort by taking 12th. The Nikiski boys were able to put together a team and

finished seventh in the Division II race. The Region II meet also was held at Palmer on Saturday, with an additional three peninsula runners qualifying there by finishing in the top 10. Sophomore Justin Trail finished third for Nikolaevsk to qualify, finishing at 18:00, while winner Kael Gerlach of Glennallen won at 17:20. Josiah Brown of Nikolaevsk also was 12th in 23:51. Nikolaevsk’s Isabelle Hickman qualified by finishing fifth in 24:44 and Sophia Klaich qualified by finishing eighth in 26:21. The win went to Brynna Gerlach of Glennallen in 20:59.

Kenai Peninsula High School Sports at home and on the go

Region III cross-country meet

Saturday at Palmer GIRLS Division I Team scores: 1. Colony, 38; 2. Soldotna, 52; 3. Kodiak, 62; 4. Palmer, 74; 5. Wasilla, 125. Individual 5K results 1. Erika Arthur, Sol, 19:52; 2. Elizabeth Parnell, Kod, 20:04; 3. Jordan Strausbaugh, Sol, 20:06; 4. Naomi Griffin, Kod, 20:09; 5. Shea Alaniva, Col, 20:10; 6. Sofija Spaic, Col, 20:10; 7. Sophie Wright,

helped get the Bulldogs into Homer territory, where they capitilized on a 14-yard scoring run by Berry, although Nikiski could not tie the game on an attempted two-point play, and remained behind Homer 22-20. Once again, Homer got the ball back and began driving down the field, but gave it up on a fumble by Kalugin with under two minutes remaining. On the ensuing possession, the Bulldogs faced

third down when QB Noah Litke found senior receiver Michael Eiter for a 31-yard connection, putting Nikiski in Homer territory. On the next play, Berry burst through the defense for a 21-yard touchdown run, giving the Bulldogs the lead for good with just 13 seconds left.

Pal, 20:23; 8. Lydia Bushey, Col, 20:28; 9. Lucy Shea, Col, 20:30; 10. Abby Novak, Col, 20:34; 11. Jordan Ruffner, Sol, 20:39; 12. Lydia Ortiz, Pal, 20:40; 13. Madeline Ortiz, Pal, 20:41; 14. Abbi Boucher, Was, 20:41;15. Monica Bustillos, Col, 20:54; 16. Malina Fagan, Kod, 20:57; 17. Ryann Cannava, Sol, 20:58; 18. Hallee Blair, Kod, 21:04; 19. Aila Berrigan, Pal, 21:17; 20. Cameron Blackwell, Sol, 21:40; 21. Giselle Rachels, Was, 21:54; 22. Francie Eufemio, Kod, 21:56; 23. Nina Kalytiak, Pal, 22:05; 24. Carly Glover, Kod, 22:13; 25. Riley Malone, Col, 22:19. 26. Katie Delker, Sol, 22:22; 27. Zoe Copp, Pal, 22:23; 28. Isabella Dammeyer, Sol, 22:53; 29. Brynn Steiner, Was, 23:03; 30. Shandelle Breshears, Was, 23:40; 31. Andrea Apthorp, Was, 23:45; 32. Sophia Nowers, Pal, 23:47; 33. Elizabeth Lee, Was, 23:54; 34. Kylee Griffin, Was, 24:03. Division II Team scores: 1. Grace, 34; 2. Kenai, 49; 3. Homer, 69; 4. Seward, 103; 5. ACS, 117; 6. Redington, 155. Individual 5K results 1. Autumn Daigle, Hom, 19:03; 2. Jayna Boonstra, Ken, 19:34; 3. Elise Metzger, Gra, 19:42; 4. Logan Satathite, Ken, 19:57; 5. Megan Nelson, Gra, 20:08; 6. Leah Fallon, Ken, 20:27; 7. Sophia Coverdell, Gra, 20:33; 8. Brooke Miller, Hom, 20:39; 9. Vivi (Genevieve) Trevithick, Gra, 20:39; 10. Rebekah Annett, Gra, 20:49; 11. Reagan Lash, Gra, 20:51; 12. Lena Jagielski, Sew, 20:52; 13. Eryn Field, Hom, 20:55; 14. Anna Stephan, Red, 21:22; 15. Destiny Reimers, ACS, 21:22; 16. Anna McLaughlin, Gra, 21:33; 17. Mikaela Hall, Ken, 21:46; 18. Caroline Bohlman, ACS, 22:09; 19. Hana Cooney, Sew, 22:24; 20. Summer Foster, Ken, 22:24; 21. Aly Guernsey, Sew, 22:25; 22. Lucy Hankins, Sew, 22:26; 23. Maddox Berg, Hom, 22:26; 24. Kara Super, Hom, 22:29; 25. Gabriella Tews, Ken, 22:51. 26. Ashton Ealum, ACS, 23:00; 27. Kyla Smith, ACS, 23:02; 28. Leah Dunn, Hom, 23:02; 29. Maranatha Brueckner, Sew, 23:16; 30. Gracie Gummer, Hom, 23:42; 31. Alexis Anderson, ACS, 23:44; 32. Kelsey Smallwood, ACS, 23:53; 33. Faith Walker, Red, 24:25; 34. Madison Martin, ACS, 24:40; 35. Eva Elmore, Red, 26:13; 36. Eraida Basargin, Red, 27:50; 37. Leia Jenkins, Red, 31:47.

Ryan Owens, Pal, 17:10; 7. Mike Reem, Pal, 17:12; 8. Lance Chilton, Sol, 17:14; 9. Lane Meier, Col, 17:20; 10. Jake Waterhouse, Col, 17:20; 11. Brennan Lackey, Was, 17:21; 12. Kolten Greathouse, Was, 17:21; 13. Noble Gurney, Pal, 17:22; 14. Garrett Streit, Col, 17:24; 15. Anchor Musgrave, Sol, 17:30; 16. Zac Cheyette, Col, 17:39; 17. Riley Birbilas, Kod, 17:46; 18. Maleda Denbrock, Sol, 17:47; 19. Jerrod Bolton, Kod, 17:48; 20. Jayden Rice, Col, 17:49; 21. David Castro, Kod, 17:50; 22. Jackson Roberts, Kod, 17:50; 23. Bryson Whitworth, Col, 18:04; 24. Quinn Cox, Sol, 18:09; 25. Zachary Daniel, Col, 18:10. 26. Levi Miller, Pal, 18:14; 27. Zachary Burns, Sol, 18:18; 28. Alexander Logsdon, Was, 18:23; 29. Aidan Lee, Was, 18:25; 30. John Zwolinski, Was, 18:27; 31. Ziven Witczak, Pal, 18:35; 32. Logan Magee, Was, 18:43; 33. Ethan Copp, Pal, 18:54; 34. Joshua Villanueva, Pal, 19:57; 35. Tytus Gilbert, Sol, 20:54. Division II Team scores: 1. Grace Christian, 27; 2. ACS, 69; 3. Seward, 72; 4. Kenai, 73; 5. Homer, 118; 6. Houston, 198; 7. Nikiski, 200. Individual 5K results 1. Tristian Merchant, ACS, 15:04; 2. Maison Dunham, Ken, 16:28; 3. Seth Kniegge, Gra, 16:29; 4. Vincent Coverdell, Gra, 16:50; 5. Cole Fritzel, Gra, 16:51; 6. Paul Kopp, Gra, 16:52; 7. Joe Hamilton, Ken, 16:54; 8. Max Pfeiffenberger, Sew, 16:57; 9. Preston Wethington, Gra, 17:02; 10. Kaleb Smith, ACS, 17:03; 11. David Sliwinski, Gra, 17:07; 12. Bjorn Nilsson, Sew, 17:15; 13. Joshua Davis, ACS, 17:25; 14. Trey Ingalls, Sew, 17:25; 15. Aiden Zingone, Gra, 17:40; 16. Ky Calvert, Ken, 17:49; 17. Jaden Van Dyke, Sew, 17:49; 18. Clayton Beachy, Hom, 17:57; 19. Nathan Haakenson, Ken, 18:03; 20. Micah Tedrick, ACS, 18:07; 21. Levi Deboard, Sew, 18:17; 22. Samuel Koster, Sew, 18:18; 23. Austin Cline, Hom, 18:18; 24. Eyoab Knapp, Hom, 18:19; 25. Preston Merchant, ACS, 18:20. 26. Devin Wise, Hom, 18:27; 27. Lance Seneff, Hom, 18:30; 28. Seamus McDonough, Hom, 18:32; 29. Luke Cross, Ken, 18:42; 30. Tyler Hippchen, Ken, 18:58; 31. Daniel Szepanski, ACS, 19:01; 32. Damon Weisser, Hom, 19:02; 33. Bryan McCollum, Nik, 19:12; 34. Clayton Petersen, Sew, 19:13; 35. Josh Foster, Ken, 19:16; 36. Samuel Stapley, Hou, 19:40; 37. Dawson Cowell, Red, 19:49; 38. Daniel Spencer, Hou, 19:50; 39. Logan Seymore, Red, 20:07; 40. Charles Hansen, Hou, 20:16; 41. Joseph Yourkoski, Nik, 20:45; 42. Luke Hofacker, ACS, 20:48; 43. Yorik Bastuck, Nik, 21:09; 44. Jasper Ross, Hou, 21:24; 45. Gavin Metcalf, Red, 22:10; 46. Rory Gilmartin, Nik, 22:29; 47. Victor Westelynck, Nik, 23:58; 48. Eli Knapp, Hou, 28:13.

BOYS Division I Team scores: 1. Kodiak, 43; 2. Colony, 69; 3. Soldotna, 70; 4. Wasilla, 83; 5. Palmer, 83. Individual 5K results 1. Connor Marbrey, Kod, 16:35; 2. Braxton Gruner, Kod, 16:52; 3. Landon Hayes, Was, 16:57; 4. Colt Hubert, Kod, 16:58; 5. Bradley Walters, Sol, 17:04; 6.

Kodiak 14, Kenai 7 See prep, Page B3

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Brian Beeson, Morgan Aldridge and Landen Showalter came out on top of the third race of the Chainwreck Cyclocross Series on Thursday at Tsalteshi Trails. In cyclocross, racers complete as many laps as possible, but can’t start another lap after a time limit. Beeson rode five laps in 32:17 to take the victory, while Dave Edwards-Smith was second with five laps in 32:50 and Nathan Kincaid was third with five laps in 33:06. Aldridge was the top woman’s rider, and fourth

overall, by completing five laps in 33:10, while Jen Showalter was second with five laps in 37:48 and Patty Moran was third with five laps in 39:47. Landen Showalter was the top youth rider, completing five laps in 34:42, while Dylan Hogue was second with five laps in 38:30 and Robert Carson was third with four laps in 34:11. Will Morrow was the top singlespeed rider at four laps in 32:35. The fourth week of the season will take place off the Kalifornsky Beach trail head at what is known as the spaghetti bowl, which is where the goat, bear and

wolverine trails meet. Registration is at 5:45 p.m., while racing is at 6:15 p.m. 1. Brian Beeson - 32:17 (5) 1st Place Men; 2. Dave Edwards-Smith - 32:50 (5) 2nd Place Men; 3. Nathan Kincaid - 33:06 (5) 3rd Place Men; 4. Morgan Aldridge - 33:10 (5) 1st Place Women; 5. Tom Kobylarz - 34:12 (5) Men; 6. Jeff McDonald - 34:18 (5) Men; 7. Rob Carson - 34:37 (5) Men; 8. Landen Showalter - 34:42 (5) 1st Place Youth; 9. Dan McIntosh - 35:07 (5) Men; 10. Jeff Helminiak - 35:08 (5) Men; 11. Mark Beeson - 35:32 (5) Men; 12. John Pothast - 35:48 (5) Men; 13. Jen Showalter - 37:48 (5) 2nd Place Women; 14. Dylan Hogue - 38:30 (5) 2nd Place Youth; 15. Tor Dahl - 39:11 (5) Men; 16. Patty Moran - 39:47 (5) 3rd Place Women; 17. Will Morrow - 32:35 (4) 1st Place Singlespeed Men; 18. Dana McDonald - 33:40 (4) Women; 19. CO Rudstrom - 33:41 (4) Men; 20. John Tabor - 33:52 (4) Men; 21. Robert Carson - 34:11 (4) 3rd Place Youth; 22. Jen Tabor - 34:31 (4) Women; 23. Madison McDonald - 34:35 (4) Youth; 24. Alicia Kincaid - 36:14 (4) Women; 25. Cindy Miller - 36:52 (4) Women. 26. Audrey McDonald - 37:44 (4) Youth; 27. Darrell Kincaid - 38:52 (4) Men; 28. Jane Adkins - 39:55 (4) Women; 29. James Showalter - 40:24 (4) Men; 30. Ranger Fox - 33:00 (3) Men; 31. Ollie Dahl - 33:07 (3+1) Youth; 32. Nels Dahl - 33:08 (3+1) Youth; 33. Sheilah Margaret Pothast – 37:42 (3) Women; 34. Alexis Collins - 35:.7 (3) Youth; 35. Aiden Collins - 26:36 (2) Youth; 36. Cassie Collins 26:36 (2) Women.

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Palmer girls, Kenai boys swim to victory Staff Report Peninsula Clarion

Seward’s Lydia Jacoby, Homer’s Madison Story, Kenai Central’s Koda Poulin and Soldotna’s Ethan Evans each won two individual events Saturday at the Kenai Invitational at Kenai Central High School. Palmer won the girls meet with 94 points, while Homer was second with 87. On the boys side, Kenai won with 107 points, while Palmer was second with 92. Jacoby took the 200-yard individual medley and the 100 butterfly. Story won the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke. She also teamed with

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“The appeal of coming back and playing with his buddies one last year, and helping us do something special this season, and UAA standing by their offer no matter where he played,” Murdock said. During the offseason, seven of the 10 Western Collegiate Hockey Association members announced they were exploring creating a new league. That plan does not include UAA, the University of Alaska Fairbanks or Alabama Huntsville. In addition, budget cuts are being discussed for the University of Alaska system. But Schachle and Krajnik saw opportunity there. “It gives them an opportunity to stay close to home and play early on in their college career,” Murdock said. “They get to try and help UAA get back to a higher spot in the standings, and be some of the guys that get them turned in the right direction. “The new staff is making a commitment to bringing in Alaska players.” Murdock said Krajnik has the potential to make that commitment pay off. “With his speed and skill set, he’s built to play on a team like that and be a potential top-six guy sooner rather than later,” Murdock said. Krajnik now has a goal and five assists in five games after his big night Friday. The Bears are now 4-0-1-1 and in first place in the Midwest Division, while Minnesota falls to 1-3-2-0. M i c h a e l S p i n n e r, assisted by Krajnik, got the Bears started with a power-play goal in the first period, but Minnesota tied it headed into the second period. Kenai River dominated the second period to take a 5-1 lead. Krajnik had the first goal, assisted by Spinner and Logan Ritchie, then assisted on a powerplay goal by Spinner. “We changed one of the power-play units and they went out and scored those two power-play goals, so that’s a bit of instant gratification,” Murdock said. Also in the second, Laudon Poellinger scored short-handed on assists from Eagle River’s Brandon Lajoie and Robert McCollum, and Max Helgeson scored unassisted. Minnesota had the lone goals of the third period. “I still don’t think we’ve played a full, 60-minute game and going into the third period was our opportunity to do so,”

Ella Blanton-Yourkowski, Adeline Berry and Delta Fabich to win the 200 freestyle relay. Other individual winners on the girls side were Kenai’s Riley Reese in the 50 freestyle, Soldotna’s Madelyn Barkman in the 100 freestyle, Kenai’s Rachael Pitsch in the 500 freestyle and Homer’s Hartley Miller in the 100 breaststroke. Barkman also teamed with Rachel Spence, Katie Creglow and Madison Snyder to win the 200 medley relay and the same trio to win the 400 freestyle relay. On the boys side, Evans took the 50 freestyle and 100 breaststroke for the Stars,

Murdock said. “Fortunately, we were good in the first two periods, but we kind of took our foot off the gas in the third period.” Landon Pavlisin had 24 saves for the Bears, while David Tomeo stopped 22 for the Magicians. Murdock said Pavlisin made some big saves early, which was crucial to building momentum and giving the team confidence to press forward offensively. Saturday, the Bears scored three more powerplay goals. Konner Lundeen scored even-strength in the first on an assist from Brandon Lajoie before Theo Thrun, assisted by Poellinger and Porter Schachle, scored on the power play in the second for a 2-0 lead. Spinner, assisted by Lajoie and Helgeson, and McCollum, assisted by Helgeson, scored in the third. “I think this was the closest we’ve been to a full, 60-minute game,” Murdock said. “There’s always room for improvement, but I like the way the guys are playing with effort.” Pavlisin had 38 saves, while Wes Mankowski stopped 21 for Minnesota. “He’s a calming influence there on the back end,” Murdock said of Pavlisin. Friday Brown Bears 5, Magicians 3 Kenai River 1 4 0 — 5 Minnesota 1 0 2 — 3 First period — 1. Kenai River, Spinner (Krajnik), pp, 4:02; 2. Minnesota, Szeremley (Pavey, Whalen), 17:31. Penalties — Kenai River 2 for 4:00; Minnesota 1 for 2:00. Second period — 3. Kenai River, Krajnik

who also received a win in diving from Kaden Saltzgiver. Poulin won the 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke for the Kards. Poulin also teamed with Sorin Sorensen, Trevor Bagley and Owen Rolph to win the 200 medley relay. Rolph won the 100 butterfly, while Aiden Huff took the 500 freestyle for the Kards. For Seward, Connor Spanos won the 200 freestyle and Hunter Hollingsworth won the 100 freestyle. The two also teamed with Paxton Hill and John Moriarty to win the 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay. Kenai Invitational

Saturday at Kenai Central GIRLS Team scores: 1. Palmer, 94; 2. Homer, 87; 3. Soldotna, 66; 4. Kenai, 61; 5. Seward, 17. 200-yard medley relay — 1. Soldotna (Rachel Spence, Katie Creglow, Madison Snyder, Madelyn Barkman), 2:06.85; 2. Kenai, 2:12.57; 3. Homer, 2:14.44; 4. Palmer, 2:17.96; 5. Palmer, 2:50.52; 6. Homer, 2:59.32. 200 freestyle — 1. Madison Story, Hom, 2:03.69; 2. Riley Reese, Ken, 2:09.23; 3. Ally Ferguson, Pal, 2:10.33; 4. Madison Snyder, Sol, 2:12.36; 5. Julia Anderson, Ken, 2:20.96; 6. Kyra Pettit, Pal, 2:21.31. 200 individual medley — 1. Lydia Jacoby, Sew, 2:18.91; 2. Katie Creglow, Sol, 2:29.43; 3. Rachael Pitsch, Ken, 2:36.45; 4. Olivia Beck, Pal, 2:42.91; 5. Bristol Johnson, Hom, 2:43.76; 6. Jadyn Collier, Pal, 2:44.19. 50 freestyle — 1. Riley Reese, Ken, 26.98; 2. Madelyn Barkman, Sol, 27.16; 3. Maria Beck, Pal, 27.86; 4. Ella Blanton-Yourkowski, Hom, 27.96; 5. Bristol Johnson, Hom, 29.71; 6. Madison McDonald, Ken, 30.70. Diving — 1. Taylor Miller, Pal, 167.75; 2. Ally Hrncir, Pal, 157.20; 3. Sophia Gimm, Pal, 136.05; 4. Daisy Rogers, Sol, 128.15. 100 butterfly — 1. Lydia Jacoby, Sew, 1:05.62; 2. Katie Creglow, Sol, 1:08.99; 3. Ally Ferguson, Pal, 1:10.08; 4. Aspen Olson, Pal, 1:14.95; 5. Olivia Overdorf, Hom, 1:29.41; 6. Angela Houser, Pal, 1:42.13. 100 freestyle — 1. Madelyn Barkman, Sol, 1:00.91; 2. Maria Beck, Pal, 1:01.38; 3. Hartley Miller, Hom, 1:07.27; 4. Wren Dougherty, Sew, 1:08.26; 5. Mikayla Bishop, Pal, 1:09.77; 6. Olivia Easley, Ken, 1:11.60. 500 freestyle — 1. Rachael Pitsch, Ken, 5:46.88; 2. Olivia Beck, Pal, 6:22.33; 3. Delta Fa-

bich, Hom, 6:34.14; 4. Madison McDonald, Ken, 6:40.23; 5. Hannah Nowers, Pal, 6:50.77; 6. Abigail Moffett, Ken, 6:57.41. 200 freestyle relay — 1. Homer (Madison Story, Ella Blanton-Yourkowski, Adeline Berry, Delta Fabich), 1:50.90; 2. Palmer, 1:54.52; 3. Kenai, 2:01.62; 4. Palmer, 2:03.49; 5. Homer, 2:14.22. 100 backstroke — 1. Madison Story, Hom, 1:02.75; 2. Ella Blanton-Yourkowski, Hom, 1:09.58; 3. Madison Story, Sol, 1:09.77; 4. Hannah Overdorf, Hom, 1:14.42; 5. Julia Anderson, Ken, 1:14.49; 6. Jadyn Collier, Pal, 1:17.38. 100 breaststroke — 1. Hartley Miller, Hom, 1:21.99; 2. Iris Downey, Hom, 1:29.93; 3. Abigail Moffett, Ken, 1:33.98; 4. Kyra Pettit, Pal, 1:35.10; 5. Emma Snyder, Sol, 1:36.17; 6. Hannah Nowers, Pal, 1:36.25. 400 freestyle relay — 1. Soldotna (Madison Snyder, Katie Creglow, Rachel Spence, Madelyn Barkman), 4:12.72; 2. Palmer, 4:14.23; 3. Homer, 4:26.42; 4. Kenai, 4:48.85; 5. Soldotna, 5:07.00; 6. Palmer, 5:24.90. BOYS Team scores: 1. Kenai, 107; 2. Palmer, 92; 3. Seward, 71; 4. Soldotna, 35; 5. Homer, 8. 200 medley relay — 1. Kenai (Sorin Sorensen, Trevor Bagley, Owen Rolph, Koda Poulin), 1:48:07; 2. Palmer, 1:54.40; 3. Soldotna, 2:14.71; 4. Seward, 2:18.14; 5. Kenai, 2:23.85; 6. Palmer, 2:35.55. 200 freestyle — 1. Connor Spanos, Sew, 1:53.98; 2. Owen Rolph, Ken, 1:55.43; 3. Kaeson Dalrymple-Sorenson, Pal, 1:56.38; 4. Dominic Alioto, Ken, 2:04.81; 5. Caden Dunford, Pal, 2:17.95; 6. Tristan Groth, Pal, 2:22.06. 200 IM — 1. Koda Poulin, Ken, 2:09.52; 2. Stewart Sawyer, Pal, 2:22.51; 3. Samuel Anderson, Ken, 2:33.02; 4. John Wright, Ken, 2:34.59; 5. Jackson Bird, Sew, 2:35.55; 6. Lucas Ruda, Pal, 2:42.01. 50 freestyle — 1. Ethan Evans, Sol, 23.03; 2.

Hunter Hollingsworth, Sew, 23.96; 3. Sorin Sorensen, Ken, 24.38; 4. Jaxson Lee, Pal, 24.44; 5. Connor Lee, Pal, 25.13; 6. John Moriarty, Sew, 26.01. Diving — 1. Kaden Saltzgiver, Sol, 107.85; 2. Grant Keyes, Pal, 94.15. 100 butterfly — 1. Owen Rolph, Ken, 56.98; 2. Skyler Rodriguez, Hom, 58.78; 3. Kaeson Dalrymple-Sorenson, Pal, 1:00.15; 4. Connor Spanos, Sew, 1:02.94; 5. Tyler Murray, Pal, 1:07.87; 6. Ethan Berga, Ken, 1:09.41. 100 freestyle — 1. Hunter Hollingsworth, Sew, 53.49; 2. Jaxson Lee, Pal, 53.61; 3. Trevor Bagley, Ken, 54.30; 4. Skyler Rodriguez, Hom, 54.71; 5. Connor Lee, Pal, 56.28; 6. Dakota Bjornn, Pal, 57.40. 500 freestyle — 1. Aiden Huff, Ken, 5:46.73; 2. Charlie Russell, Pal, 5:52.54; 3. Jackson Bird, Sew, 6:20.02; 4. Hunter Olson, Pal, 7:55.93. 200 freestyle relay — 1. Seward (Connor Spanos, John Moriarty, Paxton Hill, Hunter Hollingsworth), 1:37.35; 2. Kenai, 1:39.20; 3. Palmer, 1:41.46; 4. Palmer, 1:49.92; 5. Seward, 1:55.22. 100 backstroke — 1. Koda Poulin, Ken, 59.52; 2. Charlie Russell, Pal, 1:03.30; 3. Paxton Hill, Sew, 1:08.14; 4. Samuel Anderson, Ken, 1:08.39; 5. Ethan Berga, Ken, 1:11.28; 6. Tyler Murray, Pal, 1:12.09. 100 breaststroke — 1. Ethan Evans, Sol, 1:05.13; 2. Trevor Bagley, Ken, 1:05.75; 3. Dominic Alioto, Ken, 1:11.75; 4. Sorin Sorensen, Ken, 1:12.43; 5. Dakota Bjornn, Pal, 1:14.80; 6. Caden Dunford, Pal, 1:14.91. 400 freestyle relay — 1. Seward (Hunter Hollingsworth, Connor Spanos, Paxton Hill, John Moriarty), 3:42.22; 2. Kenai, 3:44.11; 3. Palmer, 3:46.19; 4. Soldotna, 4:19.95; 5. Palmer, 4:21.87.

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Southern Miss. 31, UTEP 13< Stetson 55, NC Wesleyan 21< UCF 56, UConn 21< UT Martin 40, Murray St. 7< Vanderbilt 24, N. Illinois 18< W. Kentucky 20, UAB 13< Wofford 51, VMI 36< MIDWEST Charleston (WV) 19, Valparaiso 13< Iowa 48, Middle Tennessee 3< Miami (Ohio) 34, Buffalo 20< Michigan 52, Rutgers 0< Michigan St. 40, Indiana 31< Minnesota 38, Purdue 31< Notre Dame 35, Virginia 20< Ohio St. 48, Nebraska 7< Tennessee Tech 40, E. Illinois 29< Toledo 28, BYU 21< W. Michigan 31, Cent. Michigan 15< Wisconsin 24, Northwestern 15< Youngstown St. 45, Robert Morris 10< SOUTHWEST Baylor 23, Iowa St. 21< Houston 46, North Texas 25< Houston Baptist 68, Texas Southern 31< Incarnate Word 31, Abilene Christian 24< Louisiana Tech 23, Rice 20< Oklahoma 55, Texas Tech 16< Oklahoma St. 26, Kansas St. 13< Prairie View 42, Grambling St. 36< Southern U. 31, Ark.-Pine Bluff 7< Stephen F. Austin 24, Lamar 17< TCU 51, Kansas 14< Texas A&M 31, Arkansas 27< Texas St. 24, Nicholls 3< FAR WEST E. Washington 35, North Dakota 20< Idaho St. 51, Portland St. 24< Montana 45, UC Davis 20< Montana St. 49, N. Arizona 31<

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scoreboard Football NFL Schedule 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 AKDT

Major College Scores EAST Albany (NY) 39, William & Mary 31< Bethune-Cookman 37, Howard 29< Cincinnati 52, Marshall 14< Dartmouth 38, Colgate 3< Drake 41, Marist 17< Fordham 23, Richmond 16< Georgetown 24, Columbia 10< Lehigh 10, Merrimack 3< NC Central 27, Morgan St. 17< New Hampshire 23, Duquesne 6< Penn 28, Lafayette 24<

Baseball AL Results Saturday’s Games Baltimore 9, Boston 4 Minnesota 4, Kansas City 3 Chicago White Sox 7, Detroit 1, 1st game Toronto 4, Tampa Bay 1 Washington 10, Cleveland 7 Texas 9, N.Y. Yankees 4 Oakland 1, Seattle 0 Houston 6, L.A. Angels 3 Detroit 4, Chicago White Sox 3, 2nd game

NL Results Saturday’s Games L.A. Dodgers 2, San Francisco 0 Washington 10, Cleveland 7 Philadelphia 9, Miami 3 N.Y. Mets 3, Atlanta 0 Chicago Cubs 8, St. Louis 6 Colorado 3, Milwaukee 2, 10 innings Arizona 6, San Diego 5 Cincinnati 4, Pittsburgh 2, 12 innings

Kenai, SoHi netters sweep Seward By Staff report Peninsula Clarion

The visiting Kenai Central volleyball team swept Seward on Friday in Southcentral Conference play to move to 1-2 in the league and 1-2 in nontournament play. The Kards won by scores of 25-16, 25-5 and 25-13. Kenai Central head coach Tracie Beck said getting a lot of game play at the West Spiketacular helped her team. “During the tournament, we worked out a lot of details,” Beck said. “What I love to see is the growth of the girls.” Bethany Morris had five aces for Kenai, while Jenna Streiff had three aces and

Abby Every had three aces. Kailey Hamilton had eight assists. Jaiden and Jenna Streiff each had eight digs, while Morris had five kills and Every, Baileigh Skorupa, Andie Galloway and Brooke Ashley had three kills apiece.

Soldotna 3, Seward 0 The Soldotna volleyball team rolled to a nonconference win Saturday over Seward, winning with game scores of 25-17, 25-18 and 25-16. The win at home pushed SoHi’s unbeaten regular season record to 7-0 overall outside of tournament play.

SoHi senior Bailey Armstrong led the Stars with seven kills and also led in aces. SoHi coach Luke Baumer said he put senior hitter Ituau Tuisaula at the opposite hitter role, where she produced six kills. “We used this game to kind of play around with a different lineup,” Baumer said. “We used some different options that we might explore later on.” SoHi travels Tuesday to play Nikiski for a 5 p.m. match.

Homer 3, ACS 0

finishing it Saturday with a 3-0 win over Anchorage Christian Schools. Homer beat ACS with scores of 25-13, 25-19 and 25-13. Marina Carroll and Laura Inama fueled the offense with eight kills apiece, and Carroll added 12 digs while Inama had six digs. Kelli Bishop tallied six aces to go with 12 digs, 22 assists and four kills. Kitri Classen recorded 22 digs on defense for the Mariners.

Homer 3, Grace 0

The Homer Mariners pulled off a weekend sweep of two Anchorage teams,

The Mariners defeated the Grizzlies Friday at home with scores of 25-9, 25-12 and 25-11.

had a few hitting points and Johnson kicked in a handful of service points to help Nikiski out to the big early lead. “(We’re) pretty confident, we’re staying well as a team, working together and worrying about each other, not

the other team,” Bostic said. “That’s our strength.” Saturday against Grace Christian, Nikiski won with scores of 25-16, 21-25, 25-20 and 25-10. Bostic led the team with 14 kills, while Johnson had seven and Savannah Ley

added five. Carstens ended with eight blocks, while Johnson notched eight aces and Rosalie Anderson had four. On defense, Jeffreys tallied 19 digs, Tauriainen had 15 and Elora Reichert had 14. Johnson had 24 assists.

The game was a defensive struggle, with Kodiak getting 178 rushing yards and no passing yards, while Kenai had 192 rushing yards and 72 passing yards. The Bears got on the board in the second quarter when Vince Mangrobang scored on a 53-yard run. Kodiak pushed the lead to 14-0 with 11:29 left in the game when Josue Martinez scored on an 11-yard dash. Tucker Vann, who rushed for 99 yards, had a 1-yard run to make it 14-7 with 4:48 to play.

their scheduled nonconference game in Eielson because Seward did not have enough eligible players, according to Seward athletic director Al Plan.

(Spinner, Ritchie), 4:38; 4. Kenai River, Spinner (Krajnik), pp, 8:33; 5. Kenai River, Poellinger (Lajoie, McCollum), sh, 13:47; 6. Kenai River, Helgeson (un.), 16:08. Penalties — Kenai River 4 for 8:00; Minnesota 2 for 4:00. Third period — 7. Minnesota, Sagissor (Doyle, Kanta), pp, 7:18; 8. Minnesota, Kryska (Doyle), 13:21.Penalties — Kenai River 2 for 4:00; Minnesota 4 for 16:00. Shots on goal — Kenai River 8-10-9—27; Minnesota 9-9-9—27. Goalies — Kenai River, Pavlisin (27 shots, 24 saves); Minnesota, Tomeo (27 shots, 22 saves).

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Lions in the third and final set, streaking out to a 10-0 lead and never looking back en route to the win. Bostic

Saturday Brown Bears 4, Magicians 2 Kenai River 1 1 2 — 4 Minnesota 0 0 2 — 2 First period — 1. Kenai River, Lundeen (Lajoie), 12:32. Penalties — Kenai River 2 for 4:00; Minnesota 1 for 2:00. Second period — 2. Kenai River, Thrun (Poellinger, Schachle), pp, 8:26. Penalties — Minnesota 3 for 6:00. Third period — 3. Kenai River, Spinner (Lajoie, Helgeson), pp, 0:24; 4. Minnesota, Kanta (Sagissor), 1:23; 5. Kenai River, McCollum (Helgeson), pp, 14:45; 6. Minnesota, Shogren (Reigenberger, Ziskie), pp, 18:43. Penalties — Kenai River 3 for 6:00; Minnesota 2 for 4:00. Shots on goal — Kenai River 9-10-6—25; Minnesota 14-12-14—40. Goalies — Kenai River, Pavlisin (40 shots, 38 saves); Minnesota, Mankowski (25 shots, 21 saves). Power plays — Kenai River 3 for 5, Minnesota 1 for 4.


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The host Kodiak football team defeated Kenai Central 14-7 on Friday in Northern Lights Conference play. The Kardinals were officially eliminated Saturday when the Soldotna Stars crushed Eagle River 81-7. The Bears, who are already eliminated from playoff contention, improved to 1-2 in the league and 1-6 overall, while the Kardinals dropped to 0-2 in the league and 1-5 overall. Only an Eagle River victory over Soldotna on Saturday could have kept Kenai’s chances alive, but SoHi took care of business.

Eielson def. Seward, forfeit The Seahawks did not play

Saturday in Homer Bulldogs 26, Mariners 22 Nikiski 0 14 0 12 —26 Homer 8 6 8 0 —22 1st quarter Hom — Doughty 6 run (Kalugin run), 8:24 2nd quarter Nik — Berry 88 run (Eiter pass from Litke), 9:49 Hom — Tenison 16 pass from Kalugin (pass failed), 8:57 Nik — Berry 16 run (kick failed), 6:11 3rd quarter Hom — Kalugin 4 run (Kalugin run), 8:37 4th quarter Nik — Berry 14 run (run failed), 5:48 Nik — Berry 21 run (pass failed), 0:13 Nik Hom First downs 9 18 Rushing yds 31-255 39-172 Pass yds 88 173 Comp-att-int 6-16-1 12-27-3 Punts 0 2 Fumbles 3 3 Penalties 7-32 7-50

Rushing — Nikiski: Berry 20-217, Druesedow 2-18, Mysing 7-14, Zoda 2-6. Homer: Kalugin 27128, Doughty 9-33, Bradshaw 2-11, Wickstrom 1-0. Passing — Nikiski: Litke 6-15-1—88, Eiter 0-10—0. Homer: Kalugin 12-27-3—173. Receiving — Nikiski: Eiter 4-43, Berry 1-38, Druesedow 1-7. Homer: Reutov 3-53, Bradshaw 4-40, Gaona 3-29, Tenison 2-51. Friday BEARS 14, KARDINALS 7 Kenai 0 0 0 7 — 7 Kodiak 7 0 0 7 — 14 2nd quarter Kod — Mangrobang 53 run (Cruz kick), 7:25 4th quarter Kod — Martinez 11 run (Cruz kick), 11:29 Ken — Vann 1 run (Pitsch kick), 4:48 Kod Ken First downs 3 14 Rushing yds 30-178 55-192 Pass yds 0 72 Comp-Att-Int 0-2-0 4-21-2 Punts 3 0 Fumbles 2-1 1-1 Penalties 12-106 8-8-80 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing — Kenai: Daniels 3-(-16), Burnett 17-34, Vann 22-99, Sylvester 9-60, Tomrdle 4-15. Kodiak: Mangrobang 5-58, Walker 8-9, Martinez 10-90, Galindez 6-18, Ocampo 1-3. Passing — Kenai: Daniels 4-21-0 — 72. Kodiak: Walker 0-2-0 — 0. Receiving — Kenai: Burnett 2-34, Sylvester 1-17, Vann 1-1, Pitsch 1-20.


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Retail outlook: Mostly cloudy Economy, tariffs could adversely affect the all-important fourth quarter By Joyce M. Rosenberg Associated Press

NEW YORK — The weakening economy has made Kim Hawkins’ bridal customers hesitant about splurging, even for their big day. “They’re getting some of the more simple centerpieces, like glass vases or candles rather than the more extravagant centerpieces,” says Hawkins, owner of Events Wholesale, a Watkinsville, Georgia-based company that sells decorative items for weddings, parties and other events. Hawkins has also noticed that more people visit her website but don’t buy. Given the slower spending, she’s stepped up her marketing to companies that put on events; she’s gotten a “pretty good” response that has helped replace her lost business from consumers. As independent retailers and other small businesses prepare for the fourth quarter — the busy season for many of them — consumers have become more conservative. The economy has slowed this year, and the latest retail sales report from the government was disappointing; sales were unchanged in August from July when car, truck and gas purchases were subtracted. And confidence in the economy fell sharply this month, according to the Conference Board, which released its latest survey of consumer attitudes on Tuesday. Meanwhile, retailers have other issues including the Trump administration’s tariffs on imports from China that have made merchandise more expensive. They’re also dealing with consumers’ increasing preference for online shopping. Annie Rupani began seeing shoppers becoming conservative around Valentine’s Day, even

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“Our average sale value last year was $33.95, whereas this year the average is $29.10,” says Rupani, owner of two Cacao & Cardamom shops and an online store. Customers have gravitated toward the smaller boxes of chocolates she sells. Rupani is adapting to the changing environment by developing products that can be sold at lower prices and that will appeal to

ping company. “Ours is a luxury product, but it’s as important now as ever to be accessible to everyone,” Rupani says. The retailers that management consultant Carlos Castelan works with are planning for a possible recession, keeping their inventories lean and being cautious about hiring. He advises them to also think long term, responding

time shopping,” says Castelan, managing director of Minneapolis-based Navio Group. “But when they are coming in to shop, you need to help them, to answer their questions so they can overall have a memorable experience that keeps them coming back for more.” Retailers are learning how to cater to different consumers. Rupani finds that customers

in at her shops may not understand that her chocolates are artisanal, not mass-produced. She’s focusing more marketing dollars on the internet, hoping to double her online business to 20% from the current 10%. Eileen Mockus is finding ways to appeal to customers who want upscale organic linens and clothes

Annie Rupani, owner ofchocolate Cacao & Cardamom, fillsonline a custom box with chocolates oneshopping. her shops in Houston on Sept. 16. She’s seen the amount people days for her Houston In her business, she’s nego- inside toward the internet know what that they’re spend on each visit drop in the past year.tiating Like many retailers, she’sher going to put more effort and investment intoless her onlinelooking business. business. better rates with ship“Americans are spending for, while people who stop

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Pending home sales rebound in a hopeful sign for housing By Bani Sapra Associated Press

WASHINGTON — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, signaling that low mortgage rates may spark a sustained turnaround for the housing market. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its pending home sales index rose 1.6% to 107.3 in August. Pending home sales, which reflect purchases that are usually

completed a month or two later, are up 2.5% from their pace a year ago. Lower borrowing costs have been slowly boosting buyer demand. Persistently high prices, driven up by a tight supply of available homes, had previously blunted the benefits of low mortgage rates. Demand has fluctuated slightly over the past few months as home prices have risen, with contract activity dipping in July. Many economists say they are

optimistic that low mortgage rates will reverse the trend. Daniel Silver, an economist at JP Morgan Chase Bank, said the index was another sign that the housing market may be regaining momentum. “Many other housing indicators also have firmed (to varying degrees) this year, and we think that the drop in mortgage rates relative to late last year has helped boost activity in the housing market,” Silver said in a note.

New home sales climbed a healthy 7.1% U.S. new home sales jumped 7.1% in August, as low mortgage rates pull buyers into the housing market. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that new homes sales increased to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 713,000, up from a revised 666,000 in July. So far this year, sales have risen a healthy 6.4%. Trade tensions and slower economic growth have pushed down interest rates, helping homebuyers for the moment. But new construction has yet to meet the demand from likely buyers, so the sales gains could translate into higher prices. August’s average sales price rose 6.1% from a year ago to $404,200. — Associated Press

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New Mexico professor traces chocolate’s ancient path By Susan Montoya Bryan Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Life without chocolate? Never. Not even 1,000 years ago at Chaco Canyon. A world heritage site, the massive stone structures left by Chaco’s early inhabitants have fueled scientific curiosity for more than a century, with each discovery made there spurring more questions about the people who called this stretch of high desert home. One thing is for sure: Chocolate was part of life at the once-bustling ceremonial and economic hub. By analyzing pottery sherds, archaeologist Patricia Crown solved that mystery in recent years when she and a chemist at the Hershey Company uncovered the first evidence of chocolate consumption at Chaco, far beyond the cacao-growing regions of Mesoamerica. That work has since shed more light on early trade routes and on the widespread use of cacao in the American Southwest. More

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Anasazi pottery dating from 1100 A.D., was found at Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. One pottery sherd at a time, archaeologist Patricia Crown has been working to unravel the mystery of chocolate and its importance to a civilization that once inhabited Chaco Canyon, believed to be a ceremonial and economic hub for indigenous people in what is now the American Southwest.

recently, researchers have found chocolate residue on sherds collected in Utah, Arizona and northern Mexico. It makes sense, Crown said, since other exotic finds at Chaco

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— from copper bells and marine shells to scarlet macaws — suggest the inhabitants were trading with communities to the south either by making long treks or passing goods village to village.

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“If you can bring a live parrot all the way up to Chaco Canyon, surely you can also bring some nibs of chocolate with you,” said Crown, a distinguished professor at the University of New Mexico.


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As exciting as it was, Crown said the discovery of chocolate at Chaco marked just the beginning. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, she wants to fill in the blanks and sort out the details of what chocolate meant to the Chacoans. “So really the questions then become how were they preparing it, what were the additives, when did it first appear, who was drinking it — just all the things about the more detailed societal information,” she said. Crown will be lecturing Friday on her work and that of others. She has one book due out next year and another in the works that will look specifically at the cylinder jars that ultimately led her to the cacao discovery. Tall and narrow, the straightsided jars were first unearthed during an excavation in 1896. At the time, archaeologists could only theorize about what the jars were used for. Many of the 200 jars known to exist were found in Room 28 of Pueblo Bonito. Archaeologists See chocolate, Page C2

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Cool stationery elevates the handwritten note By Kim Cook Associated Press

We’re all emailing, texting and DM’ing as fast as our thumbs can type these days, but there’s also some Old School pushback. For many style-savvy communicators, handwritten notes are the thing. Whether it’s a follow-up thank you or a stand-alone communique conveying anything from warmth to wisdom, the humble notecard can rise above life’s digital froth. A thought or two is composed. Pen meets paper. And then the result must be transported. So much more than the pressing of a “send” button, the handwritten note implies effort, and is thus special. Stationery Studio specializes in well-designed notecards. There are hand-illustrated botanical patterns, nautical and sporting motifs, preppy striped designs, and animals. All can be personalized with names or initials in a range of fonts. At Papyrus, notecards come engraved with tiny sea turtles, hummingbirds, pineapples, vintage airplanes, lightbulbs or

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gingko leaves. Art lovers should check out the Museum of Modern Art’s online store, where notecard sets include the works of Matisse, Rothko, Klimt, Calder, Toulouse-Lautrec and Monet. More art cards can be found at other museums’ shops, including that of The Metropolitan

Museum of Art, where William Morris prints and Impressionist prints are on offer. Understated, foil-stamped paper clips and pushpins embellish the notecards at Russel & Hazel, making them ideal for business correspondence. Austin, Texas, designer Katie

Kime’s notecard line has several patterns with a swingy Palm Springs vibe, including Riviera, Greta and Lucy, in color combos like pink and navy and citrus and lime. Block printing brings an artsy, rustic charm to paper. Etsy shops JenAitchisonArt and MapleMoonDesign have lovely woodland animal and winter forest designs. Kirsti Scott has been collecting sea glass for years around her home in Capitola, California. A graphic designer, she creates art prints as well as notecards, transforming the bits of water-washed glass into flowers, land and sea animals, beach balls, even VW camper buses. She’ll do custom designs as well. Her online shop is EtchedByTheSea. Seattle studio Of the Earth, or flowerseedpaper .com, prints photos they’ve taken around the Pacific Northwest on homemade paper embedded with seeds like daisy, snapdragon, poppy, thyme and chamomile. When you’re done reading the card, you can pop it into a pot or garden, add a bit of soil and water, and in a

couple of weeks your missive will have sprouted. Want a blank slate to create your own artsy flourish, or to just leave unadorned so your note takes center stage? Paper Source has lustrous gold or silver shimmerfinished cards and matching envelopes. There’s a wide palette of other hues if shine isn’t your thing, as well as cards trimmed with a smart little scalloped edge. Now that you’ve got your notecards, consider an elevated set of accessories in which to store them. Poltrona Frau’s Zhuang set (the Chinese word means to protect something precious) has a multi-purpose oval box, pen holder and ruler, and a work pad. Containers are made of solid walnut, and all the pieces are covered in rich saddle leather. David Irwin has designed a tidy collection of Portuguese cork boxes for Case that he calls Trove; they’re available at Design Within Reach. And at Container Store, there are storage boxes clad in linenlook fabric, lined in faux leather. For cards that are all dressed up, with somewhere to go.

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By Lindsey Tanner Associated Press

CHICAGO — Americans’ diets are a little less sweet and a little crunchier but there’s still too much sugar, white bread and artery-clogging fat, a study suggests. Overall, the authors estimated there was a modest improvement over 16 years on the government’s healthy eating index, from estimated scores of 56 to 58. That’s hardly cause for celebration — 100 is the top score. Diets are still too heavy on foods that can contribute to heart disease, diabetes, obesity and other prevalent U.S. health problems, said co-author Fang Fang Zhang, a nutrition researcher at Tufts University near Boston. The study was published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The results are from an analysis of U.S. government health surveys from 1999 to 2016 involving nearly 44,000 adults. “Despite observed improvements,” the authors wrote, “important dietary challenges” remain. Among them: Getting Americans to cut down on snack foods, hot dogs, fatty beef, butter and other foods containing saturated

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A study on America’s eating habits released on Tuesday shows only slight improvement from 1999 to 2016. While adults cut down a bit on added sugars and ate marginally more whole grains, they still eat too many sweetened foods and unhealthy fats.

fats. The study found these unhealthy fats increased from 11.5% to almost 12% of daily calories, above the recommended 10% limit. And while the biggest change was a small drop in added sugars, from about 16% to roughly 14%, that’s still too high. The government says less than 10% of daily calories should come from added sugars. Researchers think fewer sweetened sodas contributed to the decline, but Zhang noted added sugars are often found in foods that don’t even seem sweet, including some yogurts and tomato sauce. Fruits, nuts, oatmeal and other whole grains are

home construction, which has been squeezed by a shortage of land and labor, will also need to pick up for the to fully Serving themarket Kenai Peninsula for 18 years recover. So far, builders have

among the types of foods adults ate slightly more of. Still, each of those contributed to less than 5% of daily calories in 2016, the study found. Salt intake dipped slightly and a small decline in fruit juice contributed to a drop in low-quality carbs. But these still amount to 42% of daily calories, including many likely from highly processed white bread and other refined grains, Zhang said. The study is based on in-person health surveys conducted every two years that ask adults to recall what foods they ate in the previous 24 hours. Starting in 2003, adults were asked

that question twice several days apart. The study lists food groups rather than individual foods; for example “whole grains,” not oatmeal, and “refined grains,” not white bread but Zhang said those two foods are among the most common grains in the U.S. diet. U.S. dietary guidelines recommend a “healthy eating pattern” to reduce chances of developing chronic disease. The focus should be on nutrientdense foods including vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy products; plus varied proteins sources including seafood, lean meats and poultry, eggs nuts and seeds, the recommendations say. During the study years, U.S. diabetes rates almost doubled, to more than 7%; obesity rates increased during many of those years, with about 70% of U.S. adults now overweight or obese. Heart disease remains the leading cause of death. Besides continued public health efforts, “Cooperation from the food industry” is key, a journal editorial said, including by reducing sugar, salt and saturated fats in foods.

focused primarily on the in the West also surged higher end of the market, the most when measured driving the average price year over year, with a gain of housing in August to of 8%. a government-reported “The notable sales record level of $404,200. slump in the West region Measured month over over recent years appears month, pending sales rose to be over,” said Lawrence across four regions in Yun, chief economist of Mile 16.5allKenai Spur Highway August, especially in the the NAR. “Rising demand comparatively expensive will reaccelerate home West, where contract price appreciation in the activity rose 3.1%. Sales absence of more supply.”

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have said the pueblo was the center of Chaco. Some jars came in sets. There were different sizes and different designs, some larger and more elaborate suggesting that the size of one’s mug mattered. Crown had lots of questions and she thought re-excavating would provide some answers. After several years, she received permission in 2013 from the National Park Service — which manages the Chaco Culture National Historical Park — to take another look. Her team discovered there were shelves in the room where the jars were kept and that around AD 1100 the room was purposely set on fire and destroyed. Her work suggests the fire was ritualistic. She also

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but don’t want to spend top dollar, especially during the holidays. So Coyuchi, which sells sheet sets that cost into the hundreds of dollars, will be offering items under $50 that will appeal to gift-givers. “We want to be able to have a broader offering for the customer,” says Mockus, CEO of the company that has a store in Point Reyes Station, California and also sells online and through other retailers. The company has also started a program that gives discounts to customers who return their used Coyuchi linens, which are then recycled. The economy has been a factor in OC Facial Center’s shifting its focus away from traditional spa services and to acne treatments. For the company’s customers, dealing with troubling skin issues is a necessity, while massages and facials can

has said the consumption of chocolate was likely ceremonial and involved a hierarchical aspect. Crown said the Maya people were known for frothing up chocolate and drinking it, so it’s possible the idea traveled north to Chaco along the trade routes and gave rise to a new generation of cacao baristas. “Imagine if there had been a border wall,” she said. “The free movement of ideas and goods across that border across thousands of years has been really important to our society.” Crown consulted with a Maya specialist to connect the dots. She said Chacoans gave it their own twist, using their own materials and technology for crafting the cacao jars.

become expendable when the economy looks less solid. “If we only focused on the facials, I think we’d be seeing there are some ebbs and flows year over year,” says Daniel Robbins, chief marketing officer for the company that has locations in Mission Viejo and Lake Forest, California. OC Facial Center lost some business several months ago when the stock market tumbled, taking the Dow Jones Industrial Average down more than 2,000 points. “Being here in Orange County, where the cost of living is so high, people get scared,” Robbins says. But the company’s business treating acne keeps growing, he says. Tariffs are an issue for many retailers; new duties against Chinese goods that President Donald Trump ordered into effect Sept. 1 included tariffs on clothing, linens, glasses and other tableware and jewelry, all of which are big sellers during the fourth quarter. Earlier tariffs have sent prices of thousands of industrial and consumer goods higher. Cacao & Cardamom’s packaging comes from China, and Rupani has seen the prices she pays rise by 50% over the past year. While she packages her chocolates in boxes and paper designed to give an upscale impression, “it is something that we may need to reconsider,” she says. The tariffs have led Hawkins to look for vendors who can sell her wedding and party goods at a lower price. But many candles, vases and other items will still have to be bought in China. “I have been reaching out to different suppliers who might have resources in China that might more reasonable — but they’ll still have the tariff added to that,” Hawkins says.

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Community briefly Help make Halloween safe and fun with Trunk or Treat On Oct. 26, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula will once again be providing Kenai youth a Halloween event to remember. Trunk or Treat is a community event that celebrates Halloween in a family-friendly environment. Trunk or Treat will allow children (under parent supervision) to trick or treat in a unique way. Businesses/organizations and individuals like yourself, will have the opportunity to make Trunk or Treat 2019 bigger and better than ever. How is Trunk or Treat organized? Vehicles provided by the business/organization will be strategically placed within the parking lot of the Kenai Boys & Girls Club for a trick or treat line. The twist to making this event more festive is having the vehicle trunks (or the vehicles itself) decorated in a Halloween theme. In addition, carnival activities will be conducted inside the gym along with a concession stand. Trunk or Treat is totally free for all youth excluding concessions and items for purchase in the light store. There is no fee to participate, but here is what we need from you: your commitment of participation, your decorated vehicle and Halloween handouts (wrapped candy or small toy). Your benefit by participating. It provides an opportunity to introduce your business/organization to community members, free publicity, and supports Kids! If you can’t be here in person with a trunk, we are looking for sponsorships and donations of all kinds (please see the attached application). This annual community event is a safe and fun event that kids and families look forward to year after year. Please return your Trunk or Treat application form ASAP to Kimberli Dent — Kenai Unit Director Boys & Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula 705 Frontage Road, Suite B Kenai, Alaska 99611 Phone: 907-283-2682 Fax: 907-283-8190 Email: kdent@

4-H — What’s it all about?

4-H was established in 1902 and is the nation’s largest youth development organization, reaching almost 6 million young people from ages 5-18 in approximately 90,000 clubs. 4-H serves in rural, urban and suburban communities in every state across our nation with the goal of developing citizenship, leadership, responsibility and life skills of youth through experiential learning programs and a positive youth approach. 4-H is delivered by Cooperative Extension — a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people learn by doing. ( Because of its origins in the Midwest farmland, 4-H has historically been an organization associated with agriculture. While there is still a large degree of focus on agricultural clubs and projects, in more recent years, 4-H has broadened to include an emphasis on projects and clubs in the areas of STEM, shooting sports, nature preservation, international exchange and community service. Almost anything a youth member or group of youth is interested in can be incorporated into a 4-H project or 4-H club, and here in Alaska, we have approximately 1,500 youth members with an additional 600 youth from military families. National 4-H Week this year is Oct. 6-12, and is the

time of year when 4-Hers on the Kenai enroll for the upcoming 4-H year. The new 4-H year starts on Oct. 1, and if your youth has been contemplating enrolling in 4-H, now is the perfect time! There are nine active clubs in the Kenai Peninsula District, all of them busy learning in a large variety of projects. Enrollment is easy at, or you can call or email the Cooperative Extension Office at or 262-5824 for more information! Submitted by Cassy Rankin, UAF Cooperative Extension Service, 4-H Program Assistant, Kenai Peninsula District.

Thanks for a successful Fall Roundup

The Soldotna Senior Center held their annual Fall Roundup fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 7. I want to personally thank all the volunteers who helped pull this event off. As you may know, the Fall Roundup is one of our two big fundraisers held every year. Estelle Parks and Dorothy Diamond once again led the way, working all year to gather donations from area businesses and individuals for our door prizes, silent auction items, and live auction items. Our decorators, Janet Stacy, Cheryl Thames, Donna Swaby did a wonderful job prepping our dining room for the event. Marie Billings gathered up some lovely flowers, donated by Fred Meyer, to add to the decorations. Fred Erickson, Dodie Coligan, and Margaret Johnson helped get all the tables set up and ready for the event the day before. Our kitchen crew, Cindi Irwin, Linda Wade, Vickie Graham, and Raven Askew, with help from volunteers Al Chong, Janet Stacy, and Edith Von Weltin, produced a scrumptious prime rib feast for all our guests. Nathan Brown and Armand Allain worked their tails off in the dish room, keeping up with all the dishes coming back. Sherry Reaves, Jocelyn and Rick Birch, Emily and Steve Manley, and Katelyn Davis once again acted as our serving personnel, with help from Layla Allain. Virginia Turner came in at the end of the event to assist us all in cleaning up the dining room afterwards. Thanks also to all the vendors and individuals who donated items for our fundraiser, including: K-Beach Dental, Arbys, Napa, Kenai River Brewing, Aspen Hotel, Walgreens, Gladys Routh, River City Books, O’Reilly’s Auto, Fine Thyme Café, Bearly Threaded Quilting, Frames & Things, Sweeney’s, Kendall Dodge, Dragonfly Gallery, Barbara Trombley, Best Transit Mix, Holiday Gas Station, Buckets Sports Grill, Jersey Subs, Donna Swaby, Kaladi Brothers, Dorothy Diamond, AutoZone, Fred Meyer, Dana & Darlene Nichols, 4D Carpet One, Ken Laing, CadRe Feed, Don Jose’s Soldotna, Alyeska Tire, Acapulco Restaurant, Golden International Restaurant, Bunny Chong, Alaska Wild Gear, Margo Dias, Key Bank, Peachie Koblyk, Midas, Beemun’s, Vickie Graham, Phormations, St. Elias Brewing Co., Ultimate Tan Soldotna, Lucy’s Market, Dinner’s Ready, John Landess, Rosie’s Cakepop Palace, Northcountry Fair, Froso’s, Mykel’s, Senor Pancho’s, Marti Opperman, Barry Demey, Don & Bev Waldrop, Don & Mary Estes, Tina Ross, Caribou Restaurant, and Janelle Clinton. Once again, our fundraiser was a rousing success. We topped last year’s record breaking total, raising over $6,000 for Senior Center programs and services this year. Thanks so much to all our auction bidders for their generosity! Fred Erickson, President Soldotna Area Senior Citizens, Inc

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Free adult drive-thru flu vaccinations Central Peninsula Hospital is offering free adult frive-thru flu vaccinations on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 3-5:30 p.m. on a first-come, firstserved basis while supplies last. Enter the covered parking garage from Binkley Street onto Vine (by Soldotna Pharmacy) and follow the signs. Take this opportunity to beat the flu season by getting immunized!

Stranding Hotline technical difficulties The Alaska SeaLife Center’s Stranding Hotline is working intermittently due to technical difficulties. In the meantime, below are the ways to reach our team if you have information about a stranded or injured marine mammal. Email wildliferesponse@ Call ASLC Security at 907-224-6342.

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

Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale The CPH Auxiliary is accepting vendor applications for the 15th Annual Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale which will take place Dec. 5 and 6 in the Denali Room at the hospital, from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. both days. Interested parties can pick up an application at the Care Package Gift Shop at the hospital. Applications are due returned to the Gift Shop no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11. Consideration will be given to maximize the variety of offerings at the bazaar.

PING PONG back again! Come one, come all, no age limit, no skill limit.

If you have a pulse, you can play! Mondays from 6:15-8:15 p.m. at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. $2 per person. Bring a paddle if you have one, and bring a friend, if you have one! For more information, contact Ron Levy at 252-6931 or Matt Faris at 398-6693.

Sterling Senior Center community meeting The Sterling Senior Center will be having a community meeting on Friday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. This is a public meeting to identify project proposals under the State of Alaska Community Assistance Program. Eligible nonprofits will present project proposals to be considered for CAP funding. The residents physically residing within the Sterling Precinct will make recommendations on how the CAP funds will be distributed for public projects or programs. This is a public meeting. All members of the public are welcome to attend.

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 — one-day class 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 recreational-level 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, 6-7:00 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 www.sarahmhistand. com or call 907-714-1211.

Rohlmans celebrate 65th wedding anniversary It was Sept. 10, 1954, when Harold Rohlman and Helen Marie Heil were married at First Lutheran Church in Tacoma, Washington. They arrived in Alaska 50 years ago, and were both employees of the Anchorage School District until their retirement. The family spent summer working as seasonal rangers for the National Park Service in Katmai National Monument and Bering Land Bridge, plus numerous parks in the Lower 48. A reception was hosted in Kenai to celebrate their 65th anniversary by their children: Kathy Warren, Rick Rohlman, Rob Rohlman and Krista Rohlman. Guests arrived from near and far to enjoy this special day.

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t’s that time of year for my Idaho report. All is well. It’s still there. I printed our boarding passes the night before we left and got up the next morning to an email saying Alaska Airlines had canceled the flight! True to their mission, however, they had rebooked us as close to our original schedule as possible. But I couldn’t print a new boarding pass. I agonized we would have to pick up our luggage in Anchorage to get it rescheduled, but the agent at Ravn in Kenai worked a miracle and got it clear through to Pullman/Moscow without our having to look at it again. Not so us: we had to go to the agent at each stop and explain the problem. Alaska Airline had scheduled us through Juneau with only minutes to spare between planes and a packed airport where everyone had to speak to the agent it seemed. But we made it. Seattle was also on the dead run. I’m sure those of you who fly Alaska Airlines are aware of the unwritten rule that if your connecting flight is in the Main Terminal, your plane will land at the North gates, and vice versa. Every airport must be undergoing reassembly like Kenai‘s, because Seattle was a real mess. Getting from N concourse to C is usually a piece of cake, but this time required a stop at D and a sprint up to C. Again we made it … the last ones. The flight attendant smiled and said, “We’ve been waiting for you,” and closed the door behind us! Not sure if it was the knowledge we were on the last lap, or the promise of a free glass of wine, but by the time we cleared the Cascades, I was relaxed and looking forward to the next several days of family, friends, and the hoopla associated with being on vacation. It’s a good thing Seattle to Pullman/Moscow is a short flight, because two free glasses of wine might have had me dancing in the aisles. This visit was a little later in the year than usual. Harvest was in the cleanup phase. Great stacks of baled straw were in the fields, ready for the farmers to take advantage of a new industry “down on the river” (how quickly we fall back into the vernacular: that’s the Snake River) that turns the straw into pulp that is then used to make any number of products, much like wood pulp is used. The farmers were moving machinery up and down the roads making for slow going some days. The county fairs were just beginning and the major rodeo towns were gearing up for weeks of fun. And it was HOT.

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Life in the Pedestrian Lane We enjoyed a huckleberry milkshake. First time for a few years I have watched a milkshake being mixed rather than a lever opened and a glob of semi-frozen stuff poured into a cardboard cup. Real huckleberries, mixed up with the other ingredients in a tall container (still cardboard, I must admit) and presented with a straw. We usually miss the huckleberries by a few weeks because we travel earlier to escape the heat. That milkshake was worth it! And it was purple! We visited family and friends, drove the back roads, ate out a lot and generally took advantage of being on vacation. Our kids had planned a birthday party for my milestone year — my kids have been known to declare milestones for finishing the dishes or getting through a Monday, and especially TGIF, so “milestone” is relative here — so we had a major family gathering just before we came home. Granddaughter #2 came up from Pendleton, Oregon, and Hubby’s sister from Portland. Other family came from far and wide, including from Alaska, and it was a great excuse for a party. We were four generations. The grandkids of my nieces and nephew were there. I’m not sure how they got old enough to have grandkids, but the fourth generation are a bunch of cuties and already know all the family quirks! And then it was time to come home. The airport at Pullman/ Moscow closed right after we arrived for a major redo of the landing field, so we had to make an early morning trip to Spokane for the flight to Seattle. Of course we landed in C concourse, connecting in N. This time we were stalled in the tunnel between Main and North, but maintenance was quick and we made our connecting flight with a few minutes to spare. Altogether the return was pretty uneventful. Anchorage was pretty much as we left it, and our Ravn flight was only half an hour late taking off. As we cleared Cook Inlet, I thought of how I had felt crossing the Cascades, and breathed deep. No free wine, but we got a cookie when we landed in Kenai. Glad to be home! Virginia can be contacted at

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Outdoorsman/Buck McNeely Small Town Big Deal (N) ‘G’ Best Friends

Native Voices Family Feud ABC World ‘PG’ News

America’s Funniest Home Videos A toddler is covered with Nutella. (N) ‘PG’ Engine Power Detroit Mus- Xtreme Off ‘PG’ cle ‘PG’ Road ‘PG’

Celebrity Family Feud “black- Shark Tank An eco-friendly ish” vs. “The Goldbergs.” cleaning supply company. (N) ‘PG’ (N) ‘PG’ 50PlusPrime Truck Tech Madam Secretary A Russian Chicago P.D. “Politics” ‘G’ ‘PG’ nuclear submarine disapBurgess faces a difficult decipears. ‘14’ sion. ‘14’ Modern Fam- Frontiers ‘G’ CBS Week- 60 Minutes (N) God Friended Me Miles tries NCIS: Los Angeles “Let Fate ily ‘PG’ end News to help Joy. (N) ‘PG’ Decide” (N) ‘14’ Funny You Funny You FOX News Sunday With The Simp- Bob’s Burg- The Simp- Bless the Bob’s Burg- Family Guy sons ‘14’ ers ‘14’ sons (N) ‘PG’ Harts (N) ‘14’ ers (N) ‘14’ “Yacht Rocky” 4 Should Ask Should Ask Chris Wallace (N) ‘PG’ ‘PG’ ‘14’ (:15) NFL Football Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints. (N) (Live) Graham Leverage Parker’s friend is Bensinger targeted by a thief. ‘PG’ 2 (2:30) Country Music Cross- Country Music “Don’t Get Above Your Raisin’ (1984-1996)” The Durrells in Corfu on Country music stays true to its roots. ‘PG’ Masterpiece The villa falls 7 overs and a new “Outlaw” sound. ‘14’ under police scrutiny. ‘14’

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Good Bones “Beautifying a (60) HGTV 112 229 Boring Boxy Home” ‘G’ Halloween Wars “Monster (61) FOOD 110 231 Party” ‘G’ Shark Tank ‘PG’ (65) CNBC 208 355

Mexico Life Mexico Life ‘G’ ‘G’ Halloween Baking Championship ‘G’ Retirement LifeLock ProIncome tection Watters’ World The Next Revolution With The Next Revolution With FOX News Sunday With (67) FNC 205 360 Steve Hilton (N) Steve Hilton Chris Wallace (N) (3:55) “Happy Gilmore” (1996, Comedy) Adam Sandler, (:10) “Horrible Bosses 2” (2014, Comedy) Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis. “Office Space” (1999, Comedy) Ron Livingston. A white (81) COM 107 249 Christopher McDonald, Julie Bowen. Nick, Dale and Kurt plot revenge on a thieving investor. collar worker rebels against corporate drudgery. (2:30) “Red 2” (2013, Action) “The Magnificent Seven” (2016, Western) Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke. “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” (2017, Action) Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jack- (:20) Futura (82) SYFY 122 244 Bruce Willis. Mercenaries battle a ruthless industrialist in the Old West. son. A bodyguard and a hitman must bring down a dictator. ma ‘PG’

PREMIUM STATIONS ! HBO 303 504 ^ HBO2 304 505 + MAX 311 516 5 SHOW 319 546 8 TMC 329 554

NCIS: New Orleans A member of a security detail is slain. ‘PG’ Downton Abbey on Masterpiece Isobel’s kind gesture backfires. ‘PG’

Good Bones Former office space. ‘G’ Halloween Wars “Zombie Cooking Show” ‘G’ American Greed ‘PG’

Good Bones “The Shabbiest Beach Hunters Kitsap PeninTownhouse” ‘G’ sula, Wash. (N) ‘G’ Halloween Wars The final two Halloween Wars (N) ‘G’ teams face off. ‘G’ American Greed “The Fyre American Greed “Paul Festival” ‘PG’ Manafort” ‘PG’ Life, Liberty & Levin (N) Watters’ World

Caribbean Life Vieques, Puerto Rico; St. John. ‘G’ Halloween Wars Halloweenthemed displays. ‘G’ American Greed ‘PG’

Hawaii Hunters “Moving Mountains” (N) ‘G’ Outrageous Pumpkins (N) ‘G’ American Greed “The Fyre Festival” ‘PG’ Life, Liberty & Levin

Caribbean Life Vieques, Puerto Rico; St. John. ‘G’ Halloween Wars Halloweenthemed displays. ‘G’ American Greed ‘PG’ MediaBuzz (:05) The Comedy Central Roast ‘MA’ (10:50) Fu- (:20) Futuraturama ‘PG’ ma ‘PG’


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182 278

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118 265

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The Good Doctor “Debts” ABC News at (:35) Jimmy Kimmel Live ‘14’ (:37) Nightline (N) ‘G’ Andrews vows to help a good 10 (N) Samaritan. (N) ‘14’ Last Man Last Man Law & Order: Special VicLaw & Order: Special VicDateline ‘PG’ DailyMailTV DailyMailTV How I Met Pawn Stars Standing ‘PG’ Standing ‘PG’ tims Unit A teenage model is tims Unit Prostitute slayings (N) (N) Your Mother “Tag Team” assaulted. ‘14’ point to officer. ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘PG’ KTVA 11 News at 6 The NeighBob Hearts All Rise “Long Day’s Journey Bull An entrepreneur is acKTVA 11 (:35) The Late Show With James Corborhood (N) Abishola (N) into ICE” (N) ‘14’ cused of fraud. (N) ‘14’ News at 10 Stephen Colbert (N) ‘PG’ den The Big Bang The Big Bang 9-1-1 “Sink or Swim” A tsu(:01) Prodigal Son “Annihila- (:01) Fox 4 News at 9 (N) TMZ (N) ‘PG’ TMZ ‘PG’ Entertainment Two and a Theory ‘14’ Theory ‘PG’ nami hits the Santa Monica tor” Bright slips into serial Tonight Half Men ‘14’ Pier. (N) ‘14’ killer’s mind. (N) ‘14’ Channel 2 Newshour (N) The Voice “The Blind Auditions, Part 3” The coaches seek Bluff City Law Elijah and Channel 2 (:34) The Tonight Show Star- (:37) Late America’s best voice. (N) ‘PG’ Sydney help farmers. (N) ‘14’ News: Late ring Jimmy Fallon (N) ‘14’ Night With Edition (N) Seth Meyers PBS NewsHour (N) Antiques Roadshow “Salt Antiques Roadshow “Virginia Magnetic Magnetic POV “The Silence of Others” Victims and sur- Amanpour Lake City” Signed “Double Beach” John Wayne mug col- North North vivors seek justice. (N) ‘14’ and Company (N) Helix” books. ‘G’ lection. ‘G’



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M*A*S*H ‘PG’ M*A*S*H ‘PG’ M*A*S*H ‘PG’ M*A*S*H ‘PG’ M*A*S*H ‘PG’ M*A*S*H ‘PG’ M*A*S*H ‘PG’ M*A*S*H ‘PG’ Married ... Married ... Married ... Married ... How I Met How I Met Elementary ‘14’ With With With With Your Mother Your Mother (3:00) PM Style With Amy Stran (N) (Live) ‘G’ LOGO by Lori Goldstein Fall Style Guide (N) (Live) ‘G’ Denim & Co. (N) (Live) ‘G’ RADLEY London - HandDenim & Co. (N) (Live) ‘G’ “10th Anniversary” (N) ‘G’ bags “Handbag Days” ‘G’ Wife Swap Disparate women “The Christmas Gift” (2015, Drama) Michelle Trachtenberg, “The Flight Before Christmas” (2015) Mayim Bialik, Ryan (:03) “Christmas in Mississippi” (2017, Romance) Jana (:01) “The Flight Before swap homes and families. Sterling Suleiman, Rick Fox. A journalist searches for a child- McPartlin. Two strangers share a room at a bed-and-breakfast Kramer, Wes Brown, Faith Ford. Holly finds love when she Christmas” (2015) Mayim ‘PG’ hood “Secret Santa.” ‘PG’ on Christmas Eve. ‘PG’ returns to her hometown. ‘PG’ Bialik. ‘PG’ Chicago P.D. “Allegiance” ‘14’ Chicago P.D. “HomecomChicago P.D. “New Normal” WWE Monday Night RAW (N Same-day Tape) ‘PG’ (:03) Modern (:33) Modern (:03) Modern (:33) Modern ing” ‘14’ ‘14’ Family ‘PG’ Family ‘PG’ Family ‘PG’ Family ‘PG’ Bob’s Burg- Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy American Final Space Conan ‘14’ Impractical Impractical Conan ‘14’ ers ‘14’ “Chap Stewie” “The Book of “Baking Bad” “Brian the “Turkey Guys” ‘14’ ‘14’ “Our Idiot “This Little Dad “Lost “The Sixth Jokers ‘14’ Jokers ‘14’ ‘14’ Joe” ‘14’ ‘14’ Closer” ‘14’ ‘14’ Brian” ‘14’ Piggy” ‘14’ Boys” ‘14’ Key” ‘14’ (:15) “Battleship” (2012, Science Fiction) Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Rihanna. “Doctor Strange” (2016, Action) Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor. “Battleship” (2012, Science Fiction) Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard. Earth comes under attack from a superior alien force. The Ancient One introduces Dr. Stephen Strange to magic. Earth comes under attack from a superior alien force. NFL Football Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers. (N) (Live) (:15) SportsCenter With Scott Van Pelt NFL PrimeTime SportsCenter With Scott NFL PrimeTime SportsCenter (N) (Live) Van Pelt (N) UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier 2 From April 13, 2019. College Football Final ChampionSportsCenter With Scott Van CFB 150: Now or Never SportsCenter With Scott Championship Drive Pelt (N) (Live) Greatest (N) Van Pelt ship Drive MLS Soccer Mariners All College Football Montana at UC Davis. From Aggie Stadium in Davis, Calif. Seahawks College Football Texas Tech at Oklahoma. From Gaylord Family - OklaAccess Press Pass homa Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla. (Taped) Two and a Two and a Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘14’ Cops (N) ‘PG’ Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘14’ Half Men Half Men (1:25) “Contact” (1997) Jodie (4:55) “Cast Away” (2000, Drama) Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Nick Searcy. A courier company The Terror Chester visits his (:01) Lodge 49 L. Marvin Metz (:05) The Terror Chester visits (:06) Preacher The journey Foster. executive is marooned on a remote island. past. (N) ‘14’ arrives. (N) ‘14’ his past. ‘14’ finally ends. ‘MA’ American American American American Bob’s Burg- Bob’s Burg- Family Guy Family Guy Rick and Mr. Pickles Aqua Teen Family Guy Family Guy American American Rick and Dad ‘14’ Dad ‘14’ Dad ‘14’ Dad ‘14’ ers ‘PG’ ers ‘PG’ ‘14’ ‘14’ Morty ‘14’ ‘MA’ Hunger ‘14’ ‘14’ Dad ‘14’ Dad ‘14’ Morty ‘14’ Missouri Mountain FamMissouri Mountain Family Missouri Mountain FamThe Crocodile Hunter: An- The Last Alaskans “No Man’s The Last Alaskans “The The Last Alaskans “Winter Is The Last Alaskans “No Man’s Land” ‘14’ ily ‘PG’ “New Beginnings” ‘PG’ ily ‘PG’ other Bite (N) ‘PG’ Land” ‘14’ Hunted” ‘PG’ Coming” ‘PG’ Pup Academy Bunk’d “It’s a Jessie ‘G’ Jessie ‘G’ Bunk’d ‘G’ Bunk’d ‘G’ Raven’s Just Roll With Jessie ‘G’ Jessie ‘G’ Coop & Cami Sydney to the Raven’s Just Roll With Bunk’d ‘G’ Bunk’d ‘G’ ‘G’ Blast!” ‘G’ Home ‘G’ It ‘Y7’ Max ‘G’ Home ‘G’ It ‘Y7’ The Loud The Loud The Loud The Loud SpongeBob SpongeBob “Tooth Fairy” (2010, Children’s) Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Judd. A hockey Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ (:35) Friends (:10) Friends (:45) Friends House ‘Y7’ House ‘Y7’ House ‘Y7’ House ‘Y7’ player must serve time as a real tooth fairy. ‘PG’ ‘14’ ‘PG’ (3:30) “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (1971, “Tarzan” (1999, Children’s) Voices of Tony Goldwyn. Ani“Monsters, Inc.” (2001, Children’s) Voices of John GoodThe 700 Club Family Guy Family Guy Children’s) Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson. mated. A man raised by apes meets other humans. man, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs. ‘14’ ‘14’ Say Yes to the Dress ‘PG’ 90 Day Fiance: The Other 90 Day Fiance: The Other 90 Day Fiance: The Other 90 Day Fiance: The Other The Toilet Paper Wedding (:03) 90 Day Fiancé: Before 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way “Fool’s Gold” ‘PG’ Way ‘PG’ Way (N) ‘14’ Way “Falling Apart” ‘PG’ Dress Challenge (N) ‘PG’ the 90 Days ‘PG’ Way ‘14’ Street Outlaws: Memphis Street Outlaws: Memphis: Street Outlaws: Memphis: Street Outlaws: Memphis “Episode 23/24” (N) ‘14’ Street Outlaws “Season 2 Street Outlaws: Memphis Street Outlaws: Memphis “Bad Boyz for Life” ‘14’ Full Throttle ‘14’ Full Throttle (N) ‘14’ Clipshow” (N) ‘14’ ‘14’ “Episode 23/24” ‘14’ Evil Things ‘14’ Ghost Adventures ‘PG’ Ghost Adventures ‘PG’ Ghost Adventures “Misfortunate Events” An unholy presence Ghost Adventures ‘PG’ Ghost Adventures ‘PG’ Ghost Adventures “Misfortuin a historic hotel. (N) ‘PG’ nate Events” ‘PG’ Ancient Aliens “The Artificial Human” Intelligent robots; a Ancient Aliens “The Druid To Be Announced Hunting UFO’s: Investigating Alien Hotspots An unusual (:05) Ancient Aliens A Hunting UFO’s: Investigatdestiny. ‘PG’ Connection” ‘PG’ level of sightings. (N) ‘PG’ strange object. ‘PG’ ing Alien Hotspots ‘PG’ Live PD: Live PD: Live PD: Live PD: Live PD: Live PD: Live PD: Live PD: Live Rescue “Live Rescue -- 09.30.19” (N) (Live) ‘14’ Live PD: Live PD: Live PD: Live PD: Police Patrol Police Patrol Police Patrol Police Patrol Police Patrol Police Patrol Police Patrol Police Patrol Police Patrol Police Patrol Police Patrol Police Patrol ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘14’ (N) ‘14’ (N) ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘14’ Love It or List It “Mother in Love It or List It “Pond Para- Love It or List It ‘PG’ A Very Brady Renovation ‘G’ A Very Brady Renovation One of a Kind House Hunt- House Hunt- Hunters Int’l A Very Brady Renovation ‘G’ Law Matters” ‘PG’ dise” ‘PG’ (N) ‘G’ (N) ‘G’ ers (N) ‘G’ ers ‘G’ Halloween Wars “Witch Gets Halloween Wars “Halloween Halloween Wars The spine- Halloween Baking Champi- Halloween Baking Champi- Halloween Cake-Off Halloween Wars “Most Mon- Halloween Baking Champia New Ride” ‘G’ Time Travel” ‘G’ tingling finale. ‘G’ onship (N) ‘G’ onship (N) ‘G’ “Cursed!” (N) ‘G’ strous Scares” ‘G’ onship ‘G’ American Greed “Black Mar- American Greed Bill Mastro American Greed “BabyAmerican Greed “Wine, American Greed ‘PG’ American Greed Bill Mastro Dateline ‘14’ Dateline “The Reckoning” ket Dirty Gold” ‘PG’ rigs bids. ‘PG’ Faced Drug Lords” ‘PG’ Women and Fraud” ‘PG’ rigs bids. ‘PG’ ‘PG’ Tucker Carlson Tonight (N) Hannity (N) The Ingraham Angle (N) Fox News at Night With Tucker Carlson Tonight Hannity The Ingraham Angle Fox News at Night With Shannon Bream (N) Shannon Bream (:10) The Of- (:45) The Of- (:15) The Office A seminar (5:50) The Of- (:25) The Of- The Office The Office The Office The Office The Office The Office The Daily Lights Out-D. The Jim Jef- (:36) South fice ‘PG’ fice ‘14’ gets out of control. ‘PG’ fice ‘PG’ fice ‘PG’ ‘PG’ ‘PG’ ‘PG’ ‘PG’ ‘PG’ ‘PG’ Show Spade feries Show Park ‘MA’ (2:00) “Push” “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” (2017, Action) Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jack- “Beetlejuice” (1988, Comedy) Michael Keaton. Two ghosts (:04) “Jeepers Creepers 2” (2003, Horror) Ray Wise. A (:04) Futura- (:34) Futurason. A bodyguard and a hitman must bring down a dictator. try to scare away their home’s new tenants. winged creature terrorizes stranded high schoolers. ma ‘PG’ ma ‘PG’


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The Ellen DeGeneres Show KTVA 11 “John Cena” ‘PG’ News at 5 Two and a Entertainment Funny You Half Men ‘14’ Tonight (N) Should Ask ‘PG’ Judge Judy Judge Judy Channel 2 (N) ‘PG’ ‘PG’ News 5:00 Report (N) Rick Steves’ Rick Steves’ BBC World Europe “Lis- Europe ‘G’ News bon” ‘G’


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

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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

In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night JAG ‘PG’ JAG ‘PG’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ M*A*S*H M*A*S*H In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night JAG ‘PG’ JAG ‘PG’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Dog’s Most Wanted ‘14’ 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 the Bounty Hunter Dog Dog Dog Dog In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night JAG ‘PG’ JAG ‘PG’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Last Man Last Man In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night JAG ‘PG’ JAG ‘PG’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Last Man Last Man Slimming and Shaping LOGO by Lori Goldstein “10th Anniversary” (N) ‘G’ Jayne & Pat’s Closet (N) (Live) ‘G’ Lisa Rinna Collection - Fashion “Fashion” (N) ‘G’ PM Style With Amy Stran (6:00) Denim & Co. (N) ‘G’ Mally: Color Cosmetics Jayne & Pat’s Closet (N) (Live) ‘G’ Gourmet Holiday (N) (Live) ‘G’ Denim & Co. (N) (Live) ‘G’ Creede Silver Sale “20th Anniversary” (N) (Live) ‘G’ Italian Silver Jewelry Creede Silver Sale “20th Anniversary” (N) (Live) ‘G’ Generation Gems Creede Silver Sale “20th Anniversary” (N) (Live) ‘G’ Holiday Decorating with Carolyn (N) (Live) ‘G’ House to Home by Valerie - Holiday Edition (N) ‘G’ Santa’s Best (N) (Live) ‘G’ Holiday Decorating With Alberti (N) (Live) ‘G’ Down Home with David Making Waves Isaac Mizrahi Live! (N) ‘G’ Isaac Mizrahi Amy’s Beauty Secrets ‘G’ Easy Solutions (N) ‘G’ Peace Love World Making Waves Gourmet Holiday The Closer ‘14’ The Closer “Slippin”’ ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ Wife Swap ‘14’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ The Closer “Overkill” ‘14’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ King King The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ King King The Closer ‘14’ The Closer “Ruby” ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘PG’ Wife Swap ‘G’ King King 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’ 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 Chrisley Chrisley Chrisley Chrisley Chrisley Chrisley Chrisley Chrisley Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Burgers Burgers Burgers Burgers Seinfeld Seinfeld Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘PG’ MLB on Deck (N) (Live) Seinfeld Seinfeld Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘PG’ MLB Postseason Preview MLB on Deck (N) (Live) MLB Baseball NLDS: Teams TBA. (N Subject to Blackout) (Live) Seinfeld Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ MLB MLB Baseball NLDS, Game 2: Teams TBA. Action from Game 2 of the NLDS. Charmed ‘PG’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” (2013) Dwayne Johnson. UEFA- Football Matchday UEFA Champions League Soccer UEFA Champions League Soccer UEFA Charmed ‘PG’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernat. UEFA- Football Matchday UEFA Champions League Soccer UEFA Champions League Soccer UEFA Charmed ‘PG’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernat. Charmed ‘PG’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Bones ‘14’ Bones ‘14’ Bones ‘14’ Bones ‘14’ Charmed ‘14’ 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) SportsCenter (N) (Live) Outside NFL Live (N) (Live) NBA: The Jump (N) (Live) High Noon Question Around Interruption SportsCenter (N) (Live) Baseball Tonight (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) Outside NFL Live (N) (Live) NBA: The Jump (N) (Live) High Noon Question Around Interruption SportsCenter (N) (Live) Football Countdown SportsCenter (N) (Live) Outside NFL Live (N) (Live) NBA: The Jump (N) (Live) High Noon Question Around Interruption SportsCenter (N) (Live) Football Countdown First Take Jalen & Jacoby (N) NBA: The Jump (N) (Live) High Noon Question NFL Live SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) 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 Baseball Tonight (N) (Live) Daily Wager (N) (Live) Baseball Tonight (N) (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 UFC Live (N) Daily Wager (N) (Live) CFL Football The Rich Eisen Show (N) (Live) ‘PG’ Paid Prog. 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What’s Up in Space?

Why go to the moon?

Mini Fact:

NASA will send new science instruments and technology demonstrations to the moon before human missions. Scientists here on Earth will gain a great amount of new knowledge about our lunar satellite. Gateway’s orbit will allow it to always be facing Earth, which means it will always be in communication with Earth. Human missions from Gateway to the moon will start at the southern pole, The moon’s south pole, deposits of ice where humans have with marked in blue. never been before. Scientists believe there may be water ice deposits at the south pole that could be used to make rocket fuel. The moon’s dirt also could be used to build structures using 3D printing. Even tools and parts could be built in this way and then recycled for other objects. This would save having to bring all the tools and parts to space to build structures or equipment. In fact, astronauts on the ISS are testing 3D printing now. Research on Earth and aboard the ISS helps NASA understand what happens to the human body when it’s in space for a long time. For example, how does long-term exposure to space radiation affect the body? What about the effects of reduced gravity?

Artemis 1 is targeted to launch in 2020. It will be a flight test, with no crew aboard. images courtesy NASA

Right on the heels of celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is looking ahead with its Moon to Mars program. The Mini Page talked with officials at NASA to find out where our space program is going next.

Vice president’s challenge

In March 2019, Vice President Mike Pence spoke at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Hunstville, Alabama. During that speech, he challenged NASA to return to the moon within five years. NASA’s Moon to Mars program is about more than landing humans on the moon again, though. By going there, astronauts and scientists can test new tools, instruments and equipment that could be used for trips to Mars.

Apollo’s twin, Artemis

Artemis (AR-tuh-miss) is NASA’s name for the lunar missions they are planning. Artemis is the Greek goddess of the moon and hunting. She was the twin sister of Apollo. Some of your older relatives may remember watching on TV as Apollo astronauts first walked on the moon in 1969. NASA looks forward to a whole new generation of Americans watching as explorers again set foot there as part of the Artemis 3 mission by 2024.

Getting there

The Orion (oh-RYE-un) spacecraft will carry crew members to the Gateway, a small spaceship that will orbit the moon as a home base for astronaut missions to the surface of the moon. (Gateway will be about the size of a An artist’s idea of what the small apartment, Gateway could look like. whereas the International Space Station, or ISS, is about the size of a six-bedroom house.) Gateway may include labs, ports where spacecraft can dock, and living quarters for astronauts. From Gateway, astronauts will be able to shuttle to and from the moon on landers, which they can also live in while on the moon’s surface.

Getting ready to go

Astronauts in training could be among the first ones chosen for the early Artemis missions. NASA officials also expect these missions to deliver the first woman to the moon by 2024. Spacesuits now in use haven’t changed much for 40 years, experts said. But new suits are being developed for the Artemis missions. These suits will be modular, or in sections. They will be used for travel to different environments and will offer more mobility, or ability to move around, for astronauts.

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At the library:

• “Mission to Mars” by Mary Kay Carson

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Mini Jokes

Words that remind us of Moon to Mars are hidden in this puzzle. Some words are hidden backward or diagonally, and some letters are used twice. See if you can find: APOLLO, ARTEMIS, ASTRONAUT, CHALLENGE, CRAFT, GATEWAY, GODDESS, ICE, LANDER, MARS, MISSION, MOBILITY, MODULAR, MOON, NASA, ORBIT, ORION, POLE, SCIENTIST, SPACE, SUIT.















Neil: Why have aliens never visited our solar system? Buzz: They looked at our reviews, and we only have one star!


Eco Note At least one species of spider may be evolving to be more aggressive overall, due to exposure to strong tropical cyclones, which have been predicted to become even stronger and possibly more frequent as the climate warms. Researchers from Canada and California found that following such storms, the more aggressive female spiders survived better and laid more eggs than the less aggressive ones.

• 1 cup chopped red bell pepper • 1 cup coarsely chopped spinach • 1/2 cup salsa

What to do: 1. Divide cheese among 4 tortillas (1/4 cup each). 2. Divide beans and vegetables evenly over tortillas. 3. Microwave each tortilla for 20 seconds. 4. Spoon salsa on top of each tortilla. Roll into cylinders and serve. Serves 4.

7 Little Words for Kids Use the letters in the boxes to make a word with the same meaning as the clue. The numbers in parentheses represent the number of letters in the solution. Each letter combination can be used only once, but all letter combinations will be necessary to complete the puzzle.

1. what you do at the bus stop (4) 2. cozy layer on the bed (7) 3. 100 years (7) 4. what FedEx does (7) 5. crunchy, leafy vegetable (7) 6. the same (5) 7. makes a wolf sound (5)

















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You’ll need: • 4 (6- to 8-inch) whole-wheat tortillas • 1 cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese • 1 cup black beans • 1 cup chopped tomatoes

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Veggie Bean Tortillas

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Cook’s Corner

Thank You The Mini Page thanks NASA spokespeople Kathryn Hambleton, Cheryl Warner and Gina Anderson for help with this issue.

Answers: wait, blanket, century, deliver, lettuce, equal, howls.

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New York Times Sunday Crossword GET YOUR MIND OUT OF THE GUTTER BY ANDREW KINGSLEY / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ Andrew Kingsley is a 2019 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a master’s degree in education. His thesis was on how ninth-grade boys learn to think about aspects of identity such as gender, class and race through literature. This month he began teaching middle and high school English at Riverdale Country School in the Bronx. This is Andrew’s 16th crossword for The Times, and his first Sunday. — W.S.


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44 Zip 45 “Way to go, team!” 48 Fashion brand with a rhinoceros logo 49 Feature of many a state flag 50 Acclaimed 2017 biography subtitled “The Man, the Dictator, and the Master of Terror” 51 Childish comeback 53 Diplomacy 55 Called for 56 Major accidents 58 Taiwanese computer giant 59 ____ bull 61 Hoodwinks 63 “King Kong” co-star 64 Quattroporte and GranTurismo 66 Ballpark with the Home Run Apple 68 Are loath to 70 Issued 71 1980s TV ET 74 Emperor who, in actuality, played the lyre, not the violin 75 Suffix in Suffolk 77 Lady Vols’ home: Abbr. 78 Sound investment? 81 Let the air out? 83 Posted warning near mountains 86 Lead-in to bargain or deal 87 Actress Foy of Netflix’s “The Crown”

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Long-married widower knows he will want to marry again

nice, who share my religion and have shown some interest in me. I really don’t have a desire right now to start dating, but I have realized that I do not want to spend the rest of my life alone and unmarried. I don’t want my children and

Jaqueline Bigar’s Stars HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019: This year, you will open up to fast changes. You could find that others seem more amenable than in the recent past. They respond to a gentler, more caring you. Without realizing it, you open many doors that were previously closed to you. If single, you have suitors everywhere, yet you might not be sure who is best for you. Date until you know. If you’re attached, you and your sweetie might be looking at remodeling your home, moving or buying a new home. Your immediate circle of friends grows, as does your bond. CAPRICORN’s bluntness tests your patience. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH You might want to spend some quality time with loved ones or family this morning. Even flipping a pancake could prove to be fun when there are several participants. Be willing to adjust plans accordingly. Consider postponing afternoon plans. Tonight: Catching up on a friend’s news.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHH Get into a project that you have been avoiding. It hovers above you like a dark cloud. Make others happy and make yourself happy; clear out this project. You will not only delight in getting it done, others will celebrate. Tonight: Chat and visit.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHHH Your spunk mixes with your childlike personality. You and others could have a ball together. A child delights in your company, as does an adult. Encourage those around you to relax and let go. Tonight: Squeeze in a game of softball.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHH You will be best close to home. Face the facts: Home is where your heart is anyway. Invite family and friends over for a fun gettogether. Make a special, well-liked meal and all falls into place. Tonight: Relax with those around you.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHHH Open up a conversation that needs to happen. Others might be avoiding the topic. As soon as this talk is done, all is better. You will be surprised by the strength of another person’s feelings. Take a midday snooze if you want. Tonight: Think Monday.

decisions or commitments for one year after the funeral — and that includes remarrying to avoid being lonely. Like many widowers in your age bracket, you may find that you are now a “hot commodity.” DEAR ABBY: I recently moved into a two-bedroom, two-bath apartment with my good friend from college. My room appears to be slightly larger. I also have a slightly bigger bathroom attached to my room. Her bathroom is smaller and down the hall. Amid the stress of moving, I impulsively agreed to pay $100


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH Open up to new possibilities, but be aware of how much you need to spend to get to a position of security and well-being. Don’t blow your budget, but rather, honor it. Tonight: Let it all hang out.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH Do not push someone away; rather, stay centered and focused. You could discover that someone you care about is out of whack. Ask a pertinent question or two without making the other party feel insecure. Tonight: Meeting a dear friend for dinner.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHH Be aware of subtle currents running behind the scenes. You could be challenged by events and not sure of yourself. If that’s the case, do little and assume a holding position. Tonight: Taking some much-needed personal time.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

more for my room. I know I should have measured the footage to calculate what would be fair. We are two months into living together and, overall, things are going well. It has finally hit me that I’m paying $200 more in rent. (She pays $760, and I pay $960.) It just seems like a huge difference when I don’t feel like our situations are that different. She also makes a little more money than I do, if you consider that relevant. Would it be rude to ask her to reconsider the difference in how much we pay? This time around,

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HHH You might not be comfortable with all the attention you are getting. Others look to you for advice and feedback, and today is no exception. If you’re out for an early dinner or a late brunch, you might feel that you are playing the role of the sage! Tonight: A must appearance.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHHH Keep reaching out to someone at a distance. You not only love speaking to this person, you gain strong insights from your talks too. You could reveal a secret without intending to. Careful! Tonight: Go for exotic cuisine.

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Solution to last week’s Sudoku.

Sudoku is a number-placing puzzle based on a 9x9 grid with several given numbers. The object is to place the numbers 1 to 9 in the empty squares so that each row, each column and each 3x3 box contains the same number only once.

Crossword puzzle answers, 9/22

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Basketball player Kevin Durant (1988), singer Halsey (1994), actress/comedian Madeline Kahn (1942)

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HHHH Where your friends are is where you want to be. You could weave an interesting path to get there, as you want to visit an older person first. Curb any extravagant spending. Tonight: Let the good times roll.

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I’d definitely want to take measurements so there’s no guesswork. However, I value our relationship as friends and roommates, so I’m hesitant to go back on our original agreement. — SECOND THOUGHTS IN FLORIDA DEAR SECOND THOUGHTS: You should not be paying $200 extra. Revisit the conversation you had while the two of you were moving in and recalculate those figures. Your roommate should be paying $810 and you should be paying $910, which adds up to the $1,720 you owe the landlord.









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my wife’s family to think I’m too eager or glad to be free of their mother. I also don’t want to cause problems in the family. How long after a spouse’s death is it appropriate and advisable to wait before starting to date? — WIDOWER IN THE MIDWEST DEAR WIDOWER: It used to be expected that widows and widowers would wait one year, out of respect for their late spouses, to begin dating. However, those rules have loosened over time. When you feel ready to date, you will know it. That said, make no important

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DEAR ABBY: My wife and I were happily married for 45 years. We both come from large, close families, and we were devoted to each other. We virtually never fought. She died suddenly four months ago. There was no warning. I was devastated, but my family and my faith buoyed me up through the darkest times. I still have great sadness over her death, but I’m starting to do better. More than anything, I am lonely. After being so close to my wife for so many years, it’s hard being suddenly single. I have met several single women who seem very

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Student’s fear of the future makes every day a struggle DEAR ABBY: I’m are so many bills to pay frightened that I will just to live — so many become homeless and problems in the future won’t be able to pay that are right around the my bills. I’m afraid of corner. getting older and ending When you’re a single up a homeless woman, gal alone in this world, freezing to death on the melancholy begins the streets. I worry that to seep in. I ask myself, the college degree I’m is this life worth it? What working toward will be is the point of getting up Dear Abby useless. day after day knowing Jeanne Phillips I see the challenges that when I graduate older people go through: from college there’s house bills, medical bills, student nothing ahead of me but a life of loans, car bills, trying to save for constant bills and misery? retirement. I’m accused of being a — EVERYDAY STRUGGLE cheapskate, but I’m terrified I will never have enough. Sometimes DEAR EVERYDAY STRUGGLE: the future seems bleak. While It has been some time since I have other people see possibilities and seen a letter filled with as much adventure, all I can see is a homeless negativity and depression as the one death on the streets. you have written. One of the benefits I struggle every day to find a of being in school is you have reason to get up. I distract myself access to the student health center. with simple goals: go to class, finish I URGE you to go there and talk to homework, get a college degree, and a counselor who can help you cope then get some kind of job. But there with your fears before they become a

self-fulfilling prophecy. Decades ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” This applies to you. We all have moments of doubt about what’s to come, but when fear about the future destroys the present, it’s time to seek professional help and an attitude adjustment. Please do it, because if you do, I’m confident you will feel better. DEAR ABBY: Twenty years ago, I inherited eight place settings of china that belonged to my greatgrandmother. I had no place to display it, so I carefully wrapped each piece in newspaper and put them inside a hard-sided plastic tote. When I moved into my current apartment five years ago, my mother was helping me unpack, and we wanted to put the china set in a

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cupboard above the refrigerator. When we started unpacking, we found many of the pieces had become stained from the ink in the newspaper. Abby, my mother and I are heartbroken. My great-grandmother collected each piece of this set with Green Stamps during World War II, and I hate that it’s now damaged. Do you know of a way I can safely get this staining out of the china? — HEARTBROKEN IN MINNESOTA DEAR HEARTBROKEN: I researched your question at and found several suggestions for removing newsprint stains from dishes. One involves using a pencil eraser; another, a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol. However, if you are afraid these methods could further damage your china set, call the nearest art museum and speak with someone in their restoration department. I wish you and your mother good luck.

Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars

ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH You wake up with a strong sense of what you want to handle. The key is an agreement between you and another person. This pact affects not only your well-being, but your financial status. An element of volatility floats through the day. Proceed with care. Tonight: A tete-a-tete conversation.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH You have been sufficiently of service to various individuals. You might be ready for your own mini-revolution, but others’ reactions point to another approach. One

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHH Tame that inner friskiness and playful personality. Others will appreciate if you modify your behavior and stay in tune with their energy. If you’re shocked by what someone reveals, play it cool. Tonight: Go for a tension buster.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Use your self-discipline to curb a reaction to a friend. You might wonder what has hit this person. Is there an element of envy? Maybe you will take a page from him or her and give into spontaneity and whim! Tonight: Go for it.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHH You thought you had explained where you were coming from yesterday. Nevertheless, you are at square one again. Deal with the fundamentals of a decision, possibly involving real estate. Be open to questions and some uproar. Tonight: Know that you cannot change what is. Smile anyway.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHHH Communication

Dear Readers: Here are some additional uses for petroleum jelly: * Use on earring posts to make them easier to insert. * Use on a baby’s bottom to prevent diaper rash. * Use on cuticles and nails to moisturize, soften. * Use to take care of hinges that are squeaky. — Heloise

HHH Few signs enjoy the good life like you. Someone will challenge this love of quality and luxury. Your response could determine the end results. Ask yourself if you are willing to give some on the question at hand. Tonight: Pay bills first.

WEDDING DRESS STORAGE Dear Heloise: I would love to store my wedding dress. I had it dry-cleaned, and it looks nice, but how do I keep it from yellowing? — Joyce in Tennessee Joyce, after cleaning the dress, wrap it in unbleached muslin or acid-free white tissue paper, then wrap in blue tissue paper and store in a sealed box in a cool, dry place. It should last for many years to come. — Heloise

Rubes | Leigh Rubin

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH You could be flying high around a professional or workrelated matter. Enjoy this moment, as someone from your personal life could toss a boomerang into it. Smile. Be willing to toss that boomerang back. Tonight: Watch another person’s actions, possibly manipulative ones. No reactions, please.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH Your personality, intuitiveness and strength of will might be tested by a close associate or loved one. You might not be sure where this person is coming from, but you know where you are coming from. Hold your position diplomatically. Tonight: Keep smiling and listening.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHHH Your perception of the universe is far different from the majority of people’s. Don’t get caught up in what a reactive person might say or do. Know that others also find you unpredictable. You simply come from a different base. Tonight: How ‘bout a movie?

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHH You would be best off observing and saying very little. You come to a new understanding, at least with yourself, about what is going on with a key person who affects your daily life. Tonight: Hang in there, and try to stay as neutral as possible.


Dear Heloise: I have a fancy picture frame that’s carved from wood, and I have a terrible time keeping dust out of the deep areas of the frame. What can I use to clean it? — Loretta V., Marietta, Ga. Loretta, try using a hair dryer on high to blow out the dust, or a dry, clean paintbrush to clean out the frame. — Heloise

CARVING A PUMPKIN Dear Readers: Here are some tools you can use to clean out a pumpkin before you carve it: * potato peeler * ice cream scoop * metal round seal from a canning jar * cookie cutter * fish scaler — Heloise

Monday’s answers, 9/23

HHHH You might want to reverse a decision, and you will if you can. However, an element of instability cues you to ride the roller coaster ride until the end. At that point, you will know which way to go. Tonight: Maintain a sense of humor!

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

hints from heloise FAST FACTS

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

sizzles. You might be shaking your head. Relax, and don’t get upset as someone tries on many different ideas and gives an equal number of suggestions. All will settle in, given space. Tonight: Respond to a sudden invitation.


BORN TODAY Actor Ezra Miller (1992), actress Angie Dickinson (1931), actress Jenna Elfman (1971)

Conceptis Sudoku | DaveByGreen Dave Green

SUDOKU Solution

6 5 8 9 4 1 3 2 7

3 7 1 8 6 2 9 5 4

9 4 2 7 3 5 8 1 6

1 8 3 4 5 9 6 7 2

5 6 7 2 1 3 4 8 9

2 9 4 6 8 7 5 3 1

4 1 9 3 7 8 2 6 5

Difficulty Level

B.C. | Johnny Hart

8 2 5 1 9 6 7 4 3

7 3 6 5 2 4 1 9 8


5 6

7 2 6 5 7 1 9 9 6


Difficulty Level

Ziggy | Tom Wilson

Tundra | Chad Carpenter

Garfield | Jim Davis

Take it from the Tinkersons | Bill Bettwy


Shoe | Chris Cassatt & Gary Brookins

Mother Goose and Grimm | Michael Peters

7 4 3 6 2 5 1 5 3 9 1 7 1 9 8 4 2 9/30

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This year could be memorable. You probably will find little time to be bored. Sometimes you may long for less excitement. If you’re single, use caution, as the person who is the apple of your eye today might not be in a year. No matter what your status, you need to keep a firm rein on your finances. If you’re attached, your sweetie will be full of surprises. You are not allowed to complain that life is boring! SCORPIO might say little, but when they speak up, listen. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

person remains receptive to your inquiries. Tonight: Do not stand on ceremony.

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THE BORN LOSER by Art & Chip Sansom

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