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Projects to get $400K from state By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

More than $400,000 from the state is set to be accepted and appropriated by the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly for community projects. An ordinance appropriating $426,303 for community projects from the state will be considered at Tuesday’s assembly meeting. State funding, through the Community Assistance Program and the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, will be sent out to 27 unincorporated communities within the borough. Each community will receive $15,479.41 to support services and/or projects for a public purpose, Brenda Ahlberg, community and fiscal projects manager, said in a Sept. 26 memo to the assembly. The program and projects will go through approval from the assembly. Ahlberg will oversee the program for the borough. The program was originally known as the Community Revenue Sharing program, but was changed in 2017 to Community Assistance Program. Qualified nonprofits or Tribal entities can apply with the borough for funding to produce projects and programs on behalf of unincorporated communities. The community must host a publicly documented meeting to agree upon a project or projects that are publicly available to every person in the community, according to application information provided by the borough. Meeting minutes, sign-in sheets and other documents are needed for the application. Once a project is identified, a grant recipient will need to be identified. The funding will be awarded to an entity, which will be responsible for the project, and which must reside within the unincorporated community. People in the Kalifornsky area are already gathering to make plans for the state funds. At the same time as the assembly meeting, Tuesday at 6 p.m., Kalifornsky residents are invited to Love INC to help make recommendations on how the program funds should See funds, Page A3

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Recall campaign is ready for a fight By Peter Segall Juneau Empire

The Recall Dunleavy camp is gearing up for the next phase of the campaign, whatever that may be. The campaign is waiting on two decisions from the State of Alaska, and each of those decisions will set off its own chain of events. “We’re gearing up for the phase that’s in front of us,” said Claire Pywell, campaign manager for Recall Dunleavy. But what that next phase is, isn’t quite clear.

The campaign submitted roughly 49,000 signatures Sept. 6 and the state has 60 days to review and verify each of those signatures. If the state takes the full amount of time, that will be in the first week of November, though the state could make its decisions at any time. At the same time signatures are being checked, the legal case the campaign has made against the governor is being reviewed by the Department of Law and Attorney General Kevin Clarkson. Either of those two things can be

shot down by the state. The Division of Elections, which ensures signatures are valid, could declare that not enough valid signatures were submitted. That’s the reason the campaign submitted so many signatures to begin with. The campaign needed 28,501 for a recall application to be considered valid. With so many extra signatures it seems unlikely the campaign will fail to reach the threshold. The campaign also submitted a 200-word letter outlining the legal grounds for the removal of Gov. Mike

Dunleavy. That argument will be reviewed by the Department of Law. The Attorney General’s office couldn’t immediately be reached for comment, but the recall campaign is ready for a fight. The campaign has its own legal team with their own (former) attorney general. Jahna Lindenmuth and Scott Kendall, both of whom worked for Gov. Bill Walker, are on the campaign’s legal team, as well as Jeffery Feldman and Susan Orlansky. See recall, Page A3

‘Catastrophic mistake’ on Syria President Donald Trump defends his decision against GOP pushback to abandon Kurdish allies in the country ahead of a likely Turkish attack. By Robert Burns, Lolita C. Baldor and Matthew Lee Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday cast his decision to abandon Kurdish fighters in Syria as fulfilling a campaign promise to withdraw from “endless war” in the Middle East, even as Republican critics and others said he was sacrificing a U.S. ally and undermining American credibility. Trump declared U.S. troops would step aside for an expected Turkish attack on the Kurds, who have fought alongside Americans for years, but he then threatened to destroy the Turks’ economy if they went too far. Even Trump’s staunchest Republican congressional allies expressed outrage at the prospect of abandoning Syrian Kurds who had fought the Islamic State group with American arms and advice. It was the latest example of Trump’s approach to foreign policy that critics condemn as impulsive, that he sometimes reverses and that frequently is untethered to the advice of his national security aides. “A catastrophic mistake,” said Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the No. 3 House Republican leader. “Shot in the arm to the bad guys,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. Trump said he understood criticism from fellow GOP leaders but disagreed. He said he could also name supporters, but he didn’t. Pentagon and State Department

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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley during a briefing with senior military leaders Monday in the Cabinet Room at the White House.

officials held out the possibility of persuading Turkey to abandon its expected invasion. U.S. officials said they had seen no indication that Turkey had begun a military operation by late Monday. Trump, in late afternoon remarks to reporters, appeared largely unconcerned at the prospect of Turkish forces attacking the Kurds, who include a faction he described as “natural enemies” of the Turks. “But I have told Turkey that if they do anything outside of what we would think is humane … they could suffer the wrath of an extremely decimated economy,” Trump said. In recent weeks, the U.S. and Turkey had reached an apparent accommodation of Turkish concerns

about the presence of Kurdish fighters, seen in Turkey as a threat. American and Turkish soldiers had been conducting joint patrols in a zone along the border. As part of that work, barriers designed to protect the Kurds were dismantled amid assurances that Turkey would not invade. Graham said Turkey’s NATO membership should be suspended if it attacks into northeastern Turkey, potentially annihilating Kurdish fighters who acted as a U.S. proxy army in a five-year fight to eliminate the Islamic State’s so-called caliphate. Graham, who had talked Trump out of a withdrawal from Syria last December, said letting Turkey invade would be a mistake of historic proportion and would “lead to ISIS reemergence .”

This all comes at a pivotal moment of Trump’s presidency. House Democrats are marching forward with their impeachment inquiry into whether he compromised national security or abused his office by seeking negative information on former Vice President Joe Biden, a political rival, from Ukraine and other foreign countries. As he faces the impeachment inquiry, Trump has appeared more focused on making good on his political pledges, even at the risk of sending a troubling signal to American allies abroad. “I campaigned on the fact that I was going to bring our soldiers home and bring them home as rapidly as possible,” he said. See syria, Page A2

Opioid crisis still cuts deep in Alaska By Peter Segall Juneau Empire

Over a six-year period from 20062012, nearly 6 million prescription pain pills were supplied to the city of Juneau. That’s enough for 27 pills per person, per year. In the entire state of Alaska the number of pills was over 138 million. On July 16, The Washington Post published a database maintained for years by Drug Enforcement Agency which tracks pain pills throughout the United States. The database, known as the Automation of Reports and Consolidated Orders System, or ARCOS, tracks prescription drug sales throughout the country and provides records from 2006 to 2013. The DEA had maintained the database for years, but it wasn’t until the Post and other media companies sued the agency under the Freedom of Information Act that the government was forced to make the data public. The data reveal a stunning

amount of prescription opioids flowing to almost every community in the country, even in some of the most rural regions of Alaska. Prescription opioids are widely credited with fueling America’s opioid epidemic, and in the past year, especially in the past several weeks, billions of dollars have been paid out to families, cities, counties and states as pharmaceutical companies begin to take responsibility for their role in America’s massive public health crisis. The ARCOS data tell us not only how many pills were prescribed, but the manufacturer and the purchaser, along with a number of other data points like dosage and type of drug. It does not tell who the prescribers were or what the pills were prescribed for. In Juneau, the largest distributor of pills was Fred Meyer, with a total 1,909,330 over six years. Second was Safeway with 1,549,990, and third was Ron’s Apothecary Shoppe with 832,870 pills. The two largest pharmaceutical

companies to sell to pharmacies in Juneau, and in all of Alaska were the McKesson Corporation and Cardinal Health. Far and away the largest manufacturer whose pills ended up in Juneau and Alaska was SpecGx, a subsidiary of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. According to the Post, the vast majority of pills sold in the U.S. can be traced back to just three companies, Mallinckdrodt being one of them. The sheer number of pills flowing into the community was the result of over-prescription. Pharmaceutical companies like the recently bankrupt Purdue Pharma spent billions of dollars convincing medical providers that prescription opioids like OxyContin could be prescribed casually, in a manner similar to non-narcotic painkillers like ibuprofen. In February 2017, then-Gov. Bill Walker issued a disaster declaration in response to the crisis (President Donald Trump declared a national state of emergency in October that same year.) and the state created a

number of plans, working groups and programs to address the issue. In 2016, the Juneau Opioid Workgroup was created. The workgroup is a collection of local health care services and agencies brought together with grant money from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. Among the members of the group are Juneau Alliance for Mental Health Inc. (JAMHI), Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) and the Alaska Division of Public Health. The group works to educate the population about opioids and reduce the number of pills in the hands of the public. The working group also distributes drug disposal bags to local pharmacies which are given to patients receiving narcotic medication. Patients can put unused pills into the bags and add water to create a chemical solution that destroys the medication. Jessica Spurrier, Partnerships for Success See opioids, Page A3


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The strong pushback on Capitol Hill prompted Trump to recast as well as restate his decision, but with renewed bombast and self-flattery. He promised to destroy the Turkish economy “if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits.” Sunday night the White House had said the U.S. would get its troops out of the way of the Turkish forces. That announcement came after Trump spoke by phone with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. One official described that White House announcement as a botched

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effort appeared aimed at making Trump look bold for ending a war. The official said attempts by the Pentagon and State Department to make the statement stronger in its opposition to Turkey’s military action were unsuccessful. That official, like others interviewed, was not authorized to speak on the record and was granted anonymity to comment. The official added that Erdogan appeared to be reconsidering his earlier resolve because he was relatively quiet Monday. But damage done to relations with the Kurds could be irreparable. An official familiar with the Erdogan call said the Turkish president was “ranting” at Trump, saying the safe zone was not working and that Turkey couldn’t trust the U.S. military to do what was needed. And

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in reaction, Trump said the U.S. wanted no part of an invasion and would withdraw troops. The announcement threw the military situation in Syria into fresh chaos and injected deeper uncertainty into U.S. relations with European allies. A French official, speaking on condition of anonymity on a sensitive topic, said France wasn’t informed ahead of time. A Foreign Ministry statement warned Turkey to avoid any action that would harm the international coalition against the Islamic State and noted the Kurds had been essential allies. It entirely omitted any mention of the United States. U.S. involvement in Syria has been fraught with peril since it started in 2014 with the insertion of small numbers of special operations forces to recruit, train, arm

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and advise local fighters to combat the Islamic State. Trump entered the White House in 2017 intent on getting out of Syria, and even before the counter-IS military campaign reclaimed the last militant strongholds early this year, he declared victory and said troops would leave. Trump defended his latest decision, acknowledging in tweets that “the Kurds fought with us” but adding that they “were paid massive amounts of money and equipment to do so.” “I held off this fight for almost 3 years, but it is time for us to get out of these ridiculous Endless Wars, many of them tribal, and bring our soldiers home,” he wrote. In his later remarks, Trump asserted that American troops in Syria are not performing useful work. They are, he said, “not fighting.” They

are “just there,” he said. Among the first to move were about 30 U.S. troops from two outposts who would be in the immediate area of a Turkish invasion. It’s unclear whether others among the roughly 1,000 U.S. forces in northeastern Syria would be moved, but officials said there was no plan for any to leave Syria entirely. Bulent Aliriza, director of the Turkey Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said that a U.S. withdrawal from Syria would be a major boost to Russia’s position there. He added that other allies in the region, including the Kurds, will “look at this withdrawal as U.S. unwillingness to stand up for its rights and maintain its alliances in the region.”

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 8, the 281st day of 2019. There are 84 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 8, 1998, the House triggered an open-ended impeachment inquiry against President Bill Clinton in a momentous 258-176 vote; 31 Democrats joined majority Republicans in opening the way for nationally televised impeachment hearings. On this date: In 1871, the Great Chicago Fire erupted; fires also broke out in Peshtigo, Wisconsin, and in several communities in Michigan. In 1934, Bruno Hauptmann was indicted by a grand jury in New Jersey for murder in the death of the kidnapped son of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. In 1944, “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet,” starring Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, made its debut on C-B-S Radio. In 1945, President Harry S. Truman told a press conference in Tiptonville, Tennessee, that the secret scientific knowledge behind the atomic bomb would be shared only with Britain and Canada. In 1956, Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in a World Series to date as the New York Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 5, 2-0. In 1982, all labor organizations in Poland, including Solidarity, were banned. In 1985, the hijackers of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro (ah-KEE’-leh LOW’-roh) killed American passenger Leon Klinghoffer, who was in a wheelchair, and threw his body overboard. In 1997, Scientists reported the Mars Pathfinder had yielded what could be the strongest evidence yet that Mars might once have been hospitable to life. In 2002, A federal judge approved President George W. Bush’s request to reopen West Coast ports, ending a 10-day labor lockout that was costing the U.S. economy an estimated $1 to $2 billion a day. In 2004, thirty-four people, most of them Israelis, were killed when suicide bombers blew up the Taba Hilton Hotel in Egypt. In 2005, a magnitude 7.6 earthquake flattened villages on the Pakistan-India border, killing an estimated 86,000 people. In 2017, Harvey Weinstein was fired from The Weinstein Company amid allegations that he was responsible for decades of sexual harassment against actresses and employees. Vice President Mike Pence left the 49ers-Colts game in Indianapolis after about a dozen San Francisco players took a knee during the national anthem. Ten years ago: An Arizona sweat lodge ceremony turned deadly as some participants became ill and collapsed inside the 415-square-foot structure; three died. (Motivational speaker James Arthur Ray, who’d led the ceremony, was convicted in 2011 of three counts of negligent homicide and served 20 months in prison.) A powerful car bomb exploded outside the Indian Embassy in Kabul, killing 17 people. Romanian-born German writer Herta Mueller won the Nobel Prize in literature. Five years ago: President Barack Obama told top military commanders at the Pentagon that he was confident the U.S. would keep making progress in its fight against the Islamic State group. Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian man who was the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, died at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas 10 days after being admitted. U.S. researchers Eric Betzig and William Moerner and German scientist Stefan Hell were named recipients of the Nobel Prize for chemistry for giving optical microscopes much sharper vision than was thought possible. One year ago: President Donald Trump said he had no plans to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The Nobel Prize in economics was awarded to American researchers William Nordhaus of Yale University and Paul Romer of New York University; Nordhaus was honored for his work on the economics of climate change, and Romer had produced research showing how governments can advance innovation. The New York Yankees lost by the largest margin in the team’s long post-season history, 16-1, to the Boston Red Sox; Boston’s Brock Holt became the first player ever to hit a single, double, triple and home run in the same post-season game. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees became the NFL’s all-time leader in yards passing during a 43-19 win over the Washington Redskins. Today’s Birthdays: Entertainment reporter Rona Barrett is 83. Actor Paul Hogan is 80. Rhythm-and-blues singer Fred Cash (The Impressions) is 79. Civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson is 78. Comedian Chevy Chase is 76. Author R.L. Stine is 76. Actor Dale Dye is 75. Country singer Susan Raye is 75. TV personality Sarah Purcell is 71. Rhythm-and-blues singer Airrion Love (The Stylistics) is 70. Actress Sigourney Weaver is 70. Rhythm-and-blues singer Robert “Kool” Bell (Kool & the Gang) is 69. Producer-director Edward Zwick is 67. Country singer-musician Ricky Lee Phelps is 66. Actor Michael Dudikoff is 65. Comedian Darrell Hammond is 64. Actress Stephanie Zimbalist is 63. Rock musician Mitch Marine is 58. Actress Kim Wayans is 58. Rock singer Steve Perry (Cherry Poppin’ Daddies) is 56. Actor Ian Hart is 55. Gospel/rhythm-and-blues singer CeCe Winans is 55. Rock musician C.J. Ramone (The Ramones) is 54. Actress-producer Karyn Parsons is 53. Singer-producer Teddy Riley is 53. Actress Emily Procter is 51. Actor Dylan Neal is 50. Actor-screenwriter Matt Damon is 49. Actor-comedian Robert Kelly is 49. The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is 49. Actor Martin Henderson is 45. Actress Kristanna Loken is 40. Rhythm-andblues singer Byron Reeder (Mista) is 40. Rock-soul singer-musician Noelle Scaggs (Fitz and the Tantrums) is 40. Actor Nick Cannon is 39. Actor J.R. Ramirez is 39. Actor Max Crumm is 34. Singer-songwriter-producer Bruno Mars is 34. Actor Angus T. Jones is 26. Actress Molly Quinn is 26. Actress/singer Bella Thorne is 22. Thought for Today: “Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.” -- Will Rogers, American humorist (18791935).

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Orlansky volunteers as a staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska and Feldman helped prosecute the Exxon Valdez case.

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coordinator at JAMHI told the Empire that most pharmacies in Juneau have accepted the disposal bags. However, Fred Meyer, which was the largest distributor of opioid medication has not accepted the bags. Kroger, which owns Fred Meyer, did not respond to a request for comment. Part of those efforts have focused on working with local pharmacies to distribute educational materials to patients receiving narcotic painkillers along with special disposal bags that can safely destroy leftover medication. “Things have changed drastically,” said Scott Watts, owner and pharmacist at Ron’s Apothecary. “In general we’ve seen a lot less prescriptions coming in. More visibility on those prescriptions, prescriptions for lower quantities.” But while the number of prescriptions coming in has gone down, “Eliminating opioids is not an option,” Watts said. Patients are still using opioids to treat a variety of pain issues. “We’ve got to take care of these people and help them decrease their use and give them other resources.”

Outnumbering alcohol Data from the Alaska’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) show that prescriptions for opioids have been declining statewide since 2016 (National Institutes of Health data show that Alaska providers wrote 52 opioid prescriptions for every 100 people in 2017). Data from

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“We know that we have to hit the ground running,” Pywll said. The legal team had agreed to work for a reduced rate the campaign is currently fundraising for, according to Pywell. Once the signatures are verified and the legal grounds accepted, the Alaska Supreme Court will rule on the matter. Then the next

phase of the recall campaign can begin. If everything goes the recall campaign’s way, the next phase will be another round of signature gathering for a petition. A petition needs 25% of the number of voters who cast ballots in the general election; in this case, that’s 71,252 signatures. The process is designed to be highly scrutinized. According to the

Recall Dunleavy website, “Alaska statute provides any side of this process with access to the superior courts.” That means that at any time the governor can challenge the campaign in court, adding yet another lengthy bureaucratic procedure to the process. “Given the history of past recall efforts,” the campaign’s site says,

“it is almost certain that the question will wind up in court for a final determination.” An Alaska governor has never been recalled. According to the campaign’s website, the closest effort was the 1991 effort to recall Gov. Jack Coghill, which passed through the application and court phases.

the Department of Health and Social Services show there were 75 deaths from opioid-related overdoses statewide from April 2018 to March 2019, down from the 108 deaths in 2017. None of those deaths occurred in the Southeast region, according to state data. DHSS Communications Director Clinton Bennett told the Empire in an email there had been 18 opioid overdose deaths in Juneau from 2014-2018. According to state data aggregated from a number of state public health agencies, the cost of the opioid crisis in Alaska for fiscal year 2017-18 was more than $210 million. That amount comes from Medicaid reimbursement, public safety, therapeutic court and other costs. About a third of that, almost $70 million, is paid for by the federal government but the remainder, more than $141 million, is paid by the state. The Empire previously reported that the opioid crisis was costing the state over $1 billion a year as of 2015. That number comes from a study by the McDowell Group which factored in a number of connected items like loss of productivity and costs borne by the private sector. But while deaths may be declining overall, Bradley Grigg, Chief Behavioral Health Officer at Bartlett Regional Hospital, says he’s seen more people seeking treatment for opioid addiction in the past three years. Grigg oversees Bartlett’s Rainforest Recovery center which offers residential and outpatient treatment programs. “Three years ago, three out of four patients that we saw at Rainforest, the number one drug of choice was alcohol,” Grigg said. “In calendar year 2018, that three out of four dropped to 50 percent.”

The number of people seeking help from addiction from some form of opiates has been on the rise, Grigg said. “If the trajectory remains the same over the next two years, we can anticipate that the number of folks entering Rainforest for treatment, opiates would outnumber alcohol.”

combating drug addiction, gains have been made. There has been an expansion of treatment programs, prevention education efforts and opioid overdose reversal drugs. Juneau Police Department Officers Lt. Jeremy Weske and Sgt. Dominic Branson both credited the drug Narcan, a nasal spray which can be used to reverse an opioid overdose, with saving people’s lives. “I think that that’s probably credited with saving a bunch of lives,” Branson said in an interview. “We might not even be aware of (how many times they’ve been used) because first responders might not even go to those scenes where someone was revived,” he said. State data reports that over 7,000 Narcan kits were distributed from August 2017 to July 2018.

Grigg and others who work in fields affected by the opioid crisis have said they believe the widespread impacts of addiction have driven the broad response from the community level all the way to the federal government. “I think a big contributor is who it’s affecting, and it’s everybody,” Griggs said. Branson and Weske said they had seen opioid abuse from all walks of life, “it really is pervasive among any age group,” Weske said. The response to the opioid crisis across the nation and in Juneau has forced a variety of organizations and fields to work toward a common goal. Grigg credits the PDMP with better informing Bartlett’s doctors as to what patients have recently been prescribed. State data from the Department of Commerce show that over a two-year period from 2016 to 2018, the number of registered users of the state PDMP rose from more than 1,700 to just over 6,400. In March 2019 there were more than 500,000 patient records requests in the state. The number of opioid overdose deaths in the state went down from its peak of 104 in 2017 to 64, according to the Division of Public Health. But as the more than $1 million in seized heroin and increased number of people seeking help for opioid addiction show, the crisis remains. “It’s not going away any time soon with what we’re seeing,” Grigg said. “When you have a town of 33,000, and you’ve got six, seven outfits that are striving to provide service. We’re not competing for patients, we are all working together, we all have patients that come through our door.”

A lucrative market In 2017, the Alaska Legislature passed House Bill 159 which limited the amounts of opioids doctors could prescribe at one time and helped establish the PDMP. But despite efforts to curb prescription opioids, Alaska and Juneau remain lucrative markets for opioids due to their remoteness. “Alaska has always been a consumer destination,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Jack Schmidt, who prosecuted drug cases as an Assistant District Attorney for the State of Alaska. “It’s the most lucrative market for any drug, it commands a higher price.” Schmidt told the Empire that when he was Juneau’s DA in 2010, an ounce of low-grade heroin that could be purchased in the Lower 48 for $300-700 could be sold in Juneau for roughly $28,000. “There’s 28.5 grams in an ounce,” Schmidt said, (the actual number is closer to 28.3) “they were selling it in tenths of a gram. A tenth of a gram would be sold for $100. That’s $1,000 a gram, 28.5 grams in an ounce, that’s $28,500.” According to data provided to the Empire by the Juneau Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Agency seized over a million dollars in heroin bound for Juneau alone in 2018. Despite the difficulty in

All walks of life Rainforest Recovery has been able to expand both residential and outpatient operations. “We are serving roughly 400 individuals a year,” Grigg said. “Five years ago we were serving about 75 percent of that.” Grigg attributes that to Rainforest refining their practice to involve more intense work with shorter lengths of stay. “The length of stay has been about 23 days, the result of that has been we are serving more patients,” Grigg said. “In our outpatients clinic, a year ago, we had 13 patients, today we have nearly 300. We are seeing a significant boom in the number of patients that are coming through our doors for help, and part of that help is an increase in opiates. It’s kids, adults, adolescents, young adults, teenagers, middle aged, senior citizens.”

around the peninsula Fireweed Fiber Guild Fireweed Fiber Guild October meeting will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Soldotna public library from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The public is invited to attend. We will be discussing our festival results and upcoming community involvement activities. Please bring your fiber project to work.

Woodturners meeting The Kenai Peninsula Woodturners will hold their monthly meeting at 1 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 12. Location is the log building, Mile 100 on the Sterling Highway, just a few miles south of Soldotna where Echo Lake Road meets the highway. There will be a woodturning demonstration. Nonmembers are welcome. Questions? Call 801-543-9122.

KPC Literacy Program The Kenai Peninsula College invites you to a Volunteer ESL (English as a Second Language) Tutor Information and Orientation on Thursday, Oct. 10. Choose to attend either from noon-1 p.m. or 5-6 p.m. We invite you to learn about: What you need to know to be a successful ESL volunteer; What resources are available to you. You do not need to speak a second language to be an ESL volunteer. Your attendance does not obligate you to be a volunteer. Come and learn about volunteer opportunities in our ESL program at KPC, Brockel Room 191. For more information contact Diane Taylor 262-0328 or email:

ARC Lake cleanup Kenai River Rotary of Soldotna will meet at ARC Lake for its semiannual cleanup Tuesday, Oct. 8. The public is invited to come help tidy up the recreational area for the upcoming winter usage. We gather at ARC Lake at 6:30 p.m. for traditional trash pickup.

Alaska Farm Bureau meeting The next meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Chapter of the Alaska Farm Bureau will be held at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture building on K-Beach Road on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Casey Matney of the Kenai Peninsula Cooperative Extension Service (CES) will be presenting an Update on UAF CES for Agriculture in Alaska and also Innovations for Integrated Pest Management. All members and interested parties are welcome to attend.

Kenai River Special Management Area Advisory Board meeting The Kenai River Special Management Area Advisory Board will meet on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the Gilman River Center on Funny River Road, Soldotna. Agenda topics include committee and agency reports. The public is welcome to attend. If you have any questions about the meeting you can contact Jack Blackwell at 907-262-5581, Ext 21.

Family Dog Obedience class Kenai Kennel Club will be offering a Family Dog Obedience class beginning Thursday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. This class will work on sit, down, stay, leave it, watch, recall and other obedience related activities students may want to work on. Dogs must be at least 6 months of age and have up-to-date vaccinations. Class size will be limited to 10 students. Please email if you are interested in this class.

Take-a-Break Ladies Luncheon Take-a-Break Ladies Luncheon will take place Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. featuring an update on Freedom House and inspirational speaker Jennifer Waller on “A Lamp Undo My Feet.” Lunch $12. at Solid Rock Conference Center, Mile 90.5 Sterling Highway. Complimentary child care provided. For reservations call Susan at 335-6789 or 440-1319.

Clay on Display: Kenai Pottery Guild’s October Exhibit The Kenai Fine Art Center October exhibit “Clay on Display” will be featured Tuesday-Saturday noon-5 p.m. throughout the month of October. Artists from the Kenai Pottery Guild are providing a dazzling array of work. Included in the exhibit will be a challenge category. Each artist was challenged to create a full place setting. Located on 816 Cook St. in Old Town Kenai across from Oiler’s Bingo Hall. If you miss the opening come in and see the exhibit all month long,

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UA regents vote to delay mulling plan to consolidate Associated Press

FAIRBANKS — The University of Alaska Board of Regents has voted to delay consideration of consolidation into a single accredited university until one of its institutions can secure accreditation in 2021. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports it was a step back from what some considered to be a fast-track to consolidation in the face of budget cuts. It came as some House majority members called on university leaders to preserve athletic programs at the University of Alaska Anchorage and University of Alaska Fairbanks. The board at its meeting Monday also suspended a statewide academic program review until regents can consult with chancellors and the system’s president on options. Recently, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities warned university leaders to improve governance, communication and decision-making processes to adhere to accreditation standards.

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Ukraine scandal tests the nation’s principles



erhaps the greatest service Joseph Maguire performed Thursday was in the framing he gave to the controversy surrounding President Donald Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky: Unprecedented. Maguire, the acting director of national intelligence, said the word over and over in response to House Intelligence Committee questions about his handling of the whistleblower’s complaint that led to exposure of the call. It was not hyperbole. It is unprecedented that a whistleblower law set up to protect someone from exposing, say, a rogue intelligence officer now must safeguard someone implicating the president in an abuse of his power. It is unprecedented that a president would approve the release of a summary of his conversation with a foreign leader, trying to exonerate himself of allegations that he asked that leader to dig up dirt on a political opponent. It is unprecedented that Congress, in conducting normal constitutional oversight of a co-equal branch, discovers it lacks a tool kit to deal with a president who flouts laws, rules, norms and conventions. It is particularly unprecedented that a U.S. president would equate whistleblowing with treason, disregard essential laws designed to protect those who risk their careers in coming forward by demanding to know the identity of the whistleblower and his sources and threaten retribution with a chilling reference to execution. “You know what we used to do in the old days when we were smart with spies and treason, right? We used to handle it a little differently than we do now,” Trump told staff of the U.S. mission to the UN. It was strongman talk, and possibly a case of witness intimidation. This is the territory we’re in. It’s uncharted. But it’s all the more reason that Congress must continue its investigation, even as it must examine the rules governing that process. That process has been strained by a series of percussive bombshells. The whistleblower’s complaint released Thursday included the allegation that White House lawyers directed White House officials to “lock down” the transcript of the Trump-Zelensky phone call by moving it from the usual computer system where such documents are stored to a protected system reserved for classified information. Now the investigation by Congress includes the possibility of a cover-up. Maguire, a career military man playing by the rules, brought the complaint to the White House and Justice Department, where Trump and Attorney General William Barr acted to stymie it. Congress, too, has been hampered by refusals to obey subpoenas or answer questions, and questionable assertions of executive privilege for people who never worked in Trump’s administration. So we have a dichotomy — an investigation that must be pursued within a legal structure not designed for these times. The Ukraine controversy shows laws must be strengthened, especially those protecting whistleblowers who perform an invaluable service in seeking to expose wrongdoing that otherwise might remain secret. At the root of this struggle is the nation’s fundamental principle that nobody is above the law. Congress must do all it can to deliver on that promise. — Newsday, Sept. 26


ne of the most vehement fiscal debates this year concerned reductions to the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) budget. Initially, the Dunleavy administration cut $97 million but ultimately agreed to a $43 million decrease — representing about onethird of AMHS’s operating budget. From a high of $108 million in 2014, the state subsidy is now under $50 million — and covers 50% of AMHS operating costs. This action allowed AMHS to continue operations, but necessitated fare increases, the sale or layup of existing vessels and schedule changes. Public outcry has continued amid predictions of economic dislocation and health and safety concerns. Hardest hit were smaller communities off the road system where ridership dwindles to extremely low levels during the fall and winter months. Administration officials pointed out that the economics of operating ferries, especially in smaller communities, mandated inevitable changes. As an example, the Prince William Sound route, servicing Cordova, averaged 13 passengers and seven vehicles on winter runs. According to AMHS, the cost of running the ferry Aurora in Prince William Sound, with a crew of 24, and a capacity of 250 passengers and 33 vehicles, is $186,000 per week. Consequently, Cordova is without winter ferry service until next May. Commensurate reductions will be experienced by ferry-served communities from Kodiak to the Aleutian Chain as well as communities in Southeast Alaska. We might remember that before the days of state-subsidized ferry service, numerous private marine

sector transportation providers served our coastal communities. Beginning in the 1880s, with gold discoveries in Juneau and Douglas, the Alaska Steamship Company provided passenger and freight service throughout Southeast and later, Southwestern Alaska. 100-year-old Juneau newspapers featured daily ads for the S.S. Georgia of the Juneau Steamship Co. running between Juneau, Sitka and Skagway, stopping in Hoonah, Tenakee, Excursion Inlet and Haines. Steamers, like the S.S. Dora, plied the waters between Valdez, Kodiak and the Aleutian Chain. Private transportation services cropped up wherever the economy was growing. After WWII, rising labor costs and new competition from truckers and air carriers negatively impacted shipping companies. But it was after the AMHS’s inaugural voyage in 1963, that the Alaska Steamship Company was forced out of business in 1974. Now, because of budget cuts, coastal non-roaded communities will need to explore other options to fill transportation gaps. After AMHS’s strike this year, several companies took up the slack. Allen Marine of Sitka sent vessels to Haines to help move people to and from the Southeast Alaska State Fair. Alaska Airlines diverted flights in Southeast Alaska to help move stranded passengers. This is evidence of short-term capacity available to assist for unusual situations and one-time events. Will the private sector ever offer services approximating those once offered by AMHS? Demographics and economics will initially inhibit

large investments of this type. Realistically, what will occur is a division between scheduled passenger-only service and cargo-only service. Tourism-based catamaran vessels based in SE Alaska and Prince William Sound are logical choices that could offer passenger service before and after their summer seasons. Also, there are any number of landing craft operations based in Cordova, Kodiak and Juneau that could offer cargo services to surrounding towns with expanded barge service picking up the slack in larger communities. This will come at increased cost and less convenience. But, reductions in heavily subsidized ferry service are unavoidable, and, with AMHS’s new dynamic pricing structure, ferry fares will now be competing more closely with other forms of transportation. When times are challenging, Alaskans usually respond with ingenuity and self-reliance. After all, there are over 100 roadless communities in Alaska that have no state-subsidized transportation options whatsoever. Coastal communities served by the AMHS will now split the cost of ferry travel 50/50 with the state. Some believe year-round, more highly subsidized ferry service should be provided no matter the cost. For that to happen, someone else’s budget must suffer, or Alaskans would be forced to accept even smaller permanent fund dividends. Communities that get no statesubsidized transportation service would be asked to help pay the tab. Suggesting that cuts be reversed and service restored is self-serving and ignores how inequitable that would be — and eventually would sink the system for good.

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Federal judge hears case to restore vote to Florida felons By Bobby Caina Calvan Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A federal judge is considering whether Florida lawmakers exceeded their authority by requiring former felons to pay fines and settle other legal debts as a condition of regaining their right to vote. The case is one of several ongoing legal battles that underscore Florida’s often-pivotal role in national politics, especially with its history for razor-thin election margins. Legal skirmishes have also erupted over early voting at college campuses, while concerns linger about the integrity of computer systems because of evidence of outside hacking. As many as 1.4 million felons who have completed their sentences regained voting privileges under a constitutional amendment overwhelmingly passed by voters last fall. But the Republican-controlled Legislature earlier this year passed a bill — later signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis — stipulating that felons must pay all fines, restitution and other financial obligations to complete their sentences. Voting rights groups immediately sued for a temporary injunction that would allow felons to continue registering to vote and cast ballots until the merits of the law can be fully adjudicated.

Attorneys for the state argued that the Legislature’s requirements were reasonable interpretations of the language in Amendment 4. They said lawmakers allowed felons to seek waivers from a judge or ask that some of their financial obligations be converted to community service. They argued the stipulation did no irrevocable harm to felons seeking the right to vote. But U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle told them that denying a person the right to vote automatically leads to irreparable harm. “It’s a no-brainer,” the judge said. Later, Hinkle asked if the Legislature’s actions were politically motivated, and whether Republican lawmakers sought to disenfranchise African Americans who historically have favored Democrats. Hinkle, who was appointed by President Bill Clinton, asked pointedly if the “intent was to help Republicans and not to help Democrats?” While those questions weren’t directly addressed in the voluminous court file, he told attorneys, “you might as well know I’ve got these questions.” By one count, more than 436,000 former felons in Florida — some of whom had already registered to vote under the constitutional measure known as Amendment 4 — will remain ineligible to vote because of the legislative intervention.

Daniel Smith, a political scientist at the University of Florida, analyzed data from the state Department of Corrections and 58 of the state’s 67 counties. Testifying on behalf of voting rights advocates, he said his research revealed the shortcomings of state and local systems in determining whether a former felon is eligible to vote, because accurate records of legal debts may not always be immediately available. Smith testified that his analysis also revealed a racial component, noting that black former prisoners were more likely to owe money after their release than their white counterparts. “The law serves no legitimate purpose. It won’t make people more able to pay, just less able to vote,” Julie Ebenstein, an ACLU attorney, told the court. Attorneys for the state declined to talk with reporters after Monday’s hearing. The governor’s spokeswoman, Helen Ferre, asserted there was no irreparable harm because the felons previously did not have the right to vote. “To date, no Supervisor of Elections has removed a felon from the voting rolls for having outstanding obligations to the court,” Ferre said in an email. Monday was the final day for Floridians to register to vote Nov. 5, when Miami, Orlando and other cities hold general elections. DeSantis had asked the federal court to

delay its hearing until the Florida Supreme Court could issue a legally non-binding advisory opinion, which the governor hoped might help the federal court navigate the case. Hinkle, however, declined to postpone the hearing, which is scheduled to continue Tuesday. Lee Hoffman, 60, told the court he had been excited to vote for the first time in his life, after a string of convictions that sent him to prison. Now a free man, he said he registered to vote soon after Amendment 4 went into place, despite discovering later that he still owed $449 in fees related to his previous legal trouble. “I was so ecstatic,” said Hoffman. “For the first time in my life, I wanted to be counted.” His attorney, Jonathan Diaz of the Campaign Legal Center, said Florida has become “the epicenter of U.S. politics” because of its potential role in deciding the outcome of the 2020 presidential election and its history of high-profile controversies at the ballot box. “When the stakes are very high, politicians and those with high interest in the outcomes want to make the system as favorable to them as possible,” Diaz said. “The democratic process works best when everybody has the ability to participate, and your ability to vote should not depend on your ability to pay for it.”

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Subpoenas issued to Esper, White House budget chief By Eric Tucker, Richard Lardner and Jill Colvin Associated Press

WASHINGTON — House Democrats leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine issued subpoenas Monday to Defense Secretary Mark Esper and acting White House budget director Russell Vought. Three Democratic committee chairmen demanded that Esper and Vought produce documents requested by Democrats by Oct. 15. The House Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs committees are investigating Trump’s actions pressing Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden and his son, potentially interfering in the 2020 election. Trump also withheld hundreds of

millions of dollars in military assistance to Ukraine. Democrats say the documents are needed to examine the sequence of events and the reasons behind the White House’s decision to withhold aid appropriated by Congress to counter Russian aggression. The aid was later released. The subpoenas come as a new whistleblower stepped forward with what the person’s lawyer said was firsthand knowledge of key events. With Congress out for another week and many Republicans reticent to speak out, a text from attorney Mark Zaid that a second individual had emerged and could corroborate the original whistleblower’s complaint gripped Washington and potentially heightened the stakes for Trump. Zaid, who represents both

whistleblowers, told The Associated Press that the new whistleblower works in the intelligence field and has spoken to the intelligence community’s internal watchdog. The original whistleblower, a CIA officer, filed a formal complaint with the inspector general in August that triggered the impeachment inquiry. The document alleged that Trump had used a July telephone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate Biden and his son Hunter, prompting a White House cover-up. The push came even though there was no evidence of wrongdoing by the former vice president or his son, who served on the board of a Ukrainian gas company. Trump and his supporters deny that he did anything improper, but the

White House has struggled to come up with a unified response. A second whistleblower with direct knowledge could undermine efforts by Trump and his allies to discredit the original complaint. They have called it politically motivated, claimed it was filed improperly and dismissed it as unreliable because it was based on secondhand or thirdhand information. A rough transcript of Trump’s call with Zelenskiy, released by the White House, has already corroborated the complaint’s central claim that Trump sought to pressure Ukraine on the investigation. Text messages from State Department officials revealed other details, including that Ukraine was promised a visit with Trump if the government would agree to investigate the 2016

election and a Ukrainian gas company tied to Biden’s son — the outline of a potential quid pro quo. Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said word of a second whistleblower indicates a larger shift inside the government. “The president’s real problem is that his behavior has finally gotten to a place where people are saying, ‘Enough,’” Himes said. Democrats have zeroed in on the State Department in the opening phase of their impeachment investigation. The Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs committees have already interviewed Kurt Volker, a former special envoy to Ukraine who provided the text messages, and at least two other witnesses are set for depositions this week: Gordon Sondland, the U.S.

ambassador to the European Union, and Marie Yovanovitch, who was abruptly ousted as the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine in May. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., one of Trump’s most vocal backers, provided perhaps the strongest defense of the Republican president. He said that there was nothing wrong with Trump’s July conversation with Zelenskiy and that the accusations look like a “political setup.” As for Trump, rather than visiting his nearby golf course in Sterling, Virginia, on Sunday for a second day, he stayed at the White House, where he tweeted and retweeted, with the Bidens a main target. “The great Scam is being revealed!” Trump wrote, continuing to paint himself as the victim of a “deep state” and hostile Democrats.

Trump mines weak spots in foreign leaders for battles at home By John Follain, Volodymyr Verbyany and Jason Scott Bloomberg News

ROME — He might be fighting to salvage his presidency, but President Donald Trump can still smell weakness in others. In his efforts to discredit his domestic enemies, Trump has solicited help from Ukraine’s rookie president, a collapsing Italian government, an Australian battling China and Boris Johnson of Brexit-divided Britain. Next up could be Romania, where the prime minister’s main political backer has just been sent to jail. “We haven’t moved to Romania yet,” Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, told Fox News on Sunday, without providing more details. “Wait till we get to Romania.” The result is that conversations with the U.S. leader have the potential to produce dramatic and unpredictable outcomes, one way or another. After a call with Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president reversed long-standing U.S. policy and gave his tacit

approval for a Turkish incursion into northern Syria, though he later warned that he’d destroy the country’s economy if it went too far. Beyond Turkey, Trump has intuited that the credibility of Johnson’s Brexit plan relies on a trade deal with the U.S. Prime Minister Scott Morrison needs backup from the U.S. as Australia confronts an expansionist China in Asia. And Giuseppe Conte’s government was falling apart in Italy at the moment that Trump wanted help. The Chinese might not feel beholden to the U.S., but they are desperate to end the trade war -- that alone would give them an incentive to consider Trump’s Oct. 4 appeal to investigate Joe Biden. “Trump’s world view is completely transactional,” said Nathalie Tocci, director of the Rome-based International Affairs Institute. His tactics come straight out of Trump’s “The Art of the Deal.” “The best thing you can do is deal from strength, and leverage is the biggest strength you can have,” the future president wrote. “Leverage is having something the other guy wants. Or

better yet, needs. Or best of all, simply can’t do without.” One European diplomat said leaders are now prepared for strange and unexpected requests when they get on a call with Trump and they have learned that the trick is to stay positive without making any commitments. All the same, political imperatives can take over at times, said another. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was in a particularly tight spot after taking power in May. He needed Moscow to see that he had the backing of the White House in order to deter Russian incursions into his territory. In a July call, he told Trump he wanted to buy more Javelin anti-tank weapons from the U.S. to counter Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. “I would like you to do us a favor,” Trump replied, according to a transcript of the call. Trump said he wanted Ukraine to help with U.S. Attorney General William Barr investigation’s into special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian election meddling. “Ukraine was an incredibly

easy prey,” said Tocci. “Its survival depends on American and European support given who’s next door.” Barr also met British Home Secretary Priti Patel in London in July, according to the Daily Telegraph, three days after Trump spoke to Johnson. Johnson is now coming under pressure to ask Trump to hand over a U.S. citizen suspected of involvement in a fatal crash. Morrison said Trump asked for an Australian government contact to help Barr with his inquiry as well during a phone call in September. Morrison denied he was pressured to

help dig into the origins of the Mueller investigation. In Italy, Conte arranged for Barr to meet in August with an intelligence chief as he chased down another lead in his inquiry -- a missing Maltese professor who allegedly tipped off Trump’s campaign team to the fact that Russia had emails which could hurt Hillary Clinton. Conte and Trump met later in August at the G-7 Summit in France with the Italian leader still fighting for his job. On Aug. 27, Trump offered his support, with a tweet that called him “a very talented man who will hopefully

remain prime minister!” A month later, Barr was back in Rome with prosecutor John Durham, reportedly authorized by Conte, with more requests for the intelligence chiefs. “There’s a lot more to come out,” Giuliani told Fox. After a year in which his economy was battered by inflation and his party lost control of key municipalities, Turkey’s president could use the political boost that might come from the U.S. ceding some military control in northern Syria, where Erdogan has long sought to target Kurdish fighters.

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NBA’s China ties suddenly strained By Tim Reynolds AP Basketball Writer

It wasn’t even a month ago that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver sat overlooking center court at an arena in Beijing, watching the goldmedal game at the World Cup with other basketball dignitaries. That night was all smiles. Silver’s return to China later this week will be much different. The relationship between China and the NBA — a multibillion-dollar marriage that involves media rights, streaming, merchandise sales and much more — is strained right now in ways unlike any other since the league first began planting roots there in earnest three decades ago. A since-deleted tweet from Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey that showed support for Hong Kong anti-government protesters prompted an immediate backlash, complicated further by the timing of the NBA having two preseason games in China this week. “We apologize,” Rockets star James Harden said in Japan on Monday. “We love China. We love playing there. I know for both of us individually we go there once or twice a year. They show us the most support and love. So we appreciate them as a fan base and we love everything they’re about and we appreciate the support that they give us individually and as an organization.” That support is being sternly tested, be it from tweets that were deleted, uproars over an NBA statement that had some of its meaning lost in translation when posted in Mandarin and even the cancellation announced Monday of two G League games to be played in China between the minorleague affiliates of the Rockets

and the Dallas Mavericks. At least one Chinese sporting goods company said it was no longer cooperating with the Rockets and a sports news website In China said it was no longer covering the team. “There is no doubt, the economic impact is already clear,” Silver told Kyodo News in an interview Monday. “There have already been fairly dramatic consequences from that tweet, and I have read some of the media suggesting that we are not supporting Daryl Morey, but in fact we have.” The NBA is enormously popular in China: Oft-cited figures from basketball executives in both the U.S. and China say that 300 million people play the game recreationally there and that about 500 million Chinese watched at least one NBA game last season. And the Rockets are among the biggest team brands there, no doubt because Chinese star Yao Ming — a Basketball Hall of Famer — spent his NBA career with Houston. Yao is now president of the Chinese Basketball Association, which announced over the weekend it is suspending its ties with the Rockets in retaliation for Morey’s tweet. While Yao has not shared his personal feelings on the topic, it’s clear that the relationship between Yao and his only NBA team is currently, at best, rocky. Silver will address the matter at a news conference Tuesday in Japan, where the Rockets are playing this week. He then is scheduled to speak in Shanghai on Thursday, in advance of two preseason games in China between the Los Angeles Lakers, led by global sports icon LeBron James, and the Brooklyn Nets, now owned by Joe Tsai, the co-founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.

Homer girls, Kodiak boys sweep duals Staff Report Peninsula Clarion

The Homer girls and Kodiak boys swept swimming dual meets in Kodiak on Friday and Saturday. Friday, the Homer girls won 80-77, while the Bears boys notched a 118-27 victory. Saturday, the Mariners girls won 83-55 while the Kodiak boys notched a 98-31 win. Friday Girls Homer 80, Kodiak 77 200-yard medley relay — 1. Homer (Kaylin Anderson, Madison Story, Adeline Berry, Ella Blanton-Yourkowski), 2:01.70; 2. Kodiak, 2:08.73; 3. Homer B, 2:14.64; 4. Homer C, 2:34.51. 200 freestyle — 1. Alison Narog, Kod, 2:07.45; 2. Hartley Miller, Hom, 2:27.42; 3. Sailey Rhodes, Hom, 2:36.39. 200 individual medley — 1. Madison Story, Hom, 2:18.02; 2. Emily Hubert, Kod, 2:33.58; 3. Hannah Overdorf, Hom, 2:43.84; 4. Kayleigh Rogers, Kod, 2:51.22. 50 freestyle — 1. Leslie Spear, Kod, 27.06; 2. Ashleigh Nicholson, Kod, 27.60; 3. Delta Fabich, Hom, 27.82; 3. Adeline Berry, Hom, 27.82; 5. Olivia Overdorf, Hom, 31.09. 1-meter diving — 1. Bella Penaloza, Kod, 161.80 points; 2. Kayleigh Rogers, Kod, 90.10. 100 butterfly — 1. Alison Narog, Kod, 1:04.39. 100 freestyle — 1. Madison Story, Hom, 57.61; 2. Ashleigh Nicholson, Kod, 59.51; 3. Addi Rogers, Kod, 1:03.01; 4. Ella BlantonYourkowski, Hom, 1:03.20; 5. Bristol Johnson, Hom, 1:05.81. 500 freestyle — 1. Emily Hubert, Kod, 6:11.56; 2. Hannah Overdorf, Hom, 6:28.64; 3. Olivia Overdorf, Hom, 7:10.93. 200 freestyle relay — 1. Homer (Madison Story, Adeline Berry, Ella Blanton-Yourkowski, Delta Fabich), 1:48.64; 2. Kodiak, 1:50.61; 3. Homer B, 2:11.49. 100 backstroke — 1. Kaylin Anderson, Hom, 1:09.71; 2. Addi Rogers, Kod, 1:13.33; 3. Bristol Johnson, Hom, 1:13.65. 100 breaststroke — 1. Leslie Spear, Kod, 1:10.40; 2. Adeline Berry, Hom, 1:18.90; 3. Hartley Miller, Hom, 1:20.84; 4. Ella BlantonYourkowski, Hom, 1:25.42. Boys Kodiak 118, Homer 27 200 medley relay — 1. Kodiak (Alex Jensen, Max Jensen, Aidan Skonberg, Alex Holland), 1:59.79; 2. Homer, 2:11.73. 200 freestyle — 1. Gage Egdorf, Kod, 1:51.33; 2. Skyler Rodriguez, Hom, 2:03.38; 3. Micah Arndt, Kod, 2:03.41; 4. Max Jensen, Kod, 2:18.27. 200 individual medley — 1. Nick Carver, Kod, 2:22.06; 2. Aidan Skonberg, Kod, 2:25.00; 3. Lucas Nollar, Hom, 2:51.07. 50 freestyle — 1. Alex Jensen, Kod, 25.78; 2. Emmet Wilkinson, Hom, 27.78; 3. Alex Holland, Kod, 28.81; 4. Rio Shemet-Pitcher, Hom, 29.03; 5. Logan Reed, Kod, 31.05. 1-meter diving — 1. Keith Bruce, Kod, 134.55. 100 butterfly — 1. Alex Jensen, Kod, 1:04.26. 100 freestyle — 1. Gage Egdorf, Kod, 49.52; 2. Skyler Rodriguez, Hom, 53.78; 3. Micah Arndt,

Kod, 54.60; 4. Aidan Skonberg, Kod, 57.66; 5. Lucas Nollar, Hom, 1:07.87. 500 freestyle — 1. Nick Carver, Kod, 6:00.73; 2. Max Jensen, Kod, 6:21.96. 200 freestyle relay — 1. Kodiak (Ian Rocheleau, Keith Bruce, Alex Jensen, Micah Arndt), 1:41.45; 2. Kodiak A, 1:46.25; 3. Homer, 1:53.12. 100 backstroke — 1. Ian Rocheleau, Kod, 1:00.12; 2. Jackson Krug, Kod, 1:00.89. 100 breaststroke — 1. Ian Rocheleau, Kod, 1:07.15; 2. Jackson Krug, Kod, 1:14.07; 3. Emmet Wilkinson, Hom, 1:23.35; 4. Logan Reed, Kod, 1:42.31. 400 freestyle relay — 1. Kodiak (Gage Egdorf, Micah Arndt, Ian Rocheleau, Jackson Krug), 3:30.02; 2. Kodiak B, 4:06.62. Saturday Girls Homer 83, Kodiak 55 200 medley relay — 1. Kodiak (Alison Narog, Emily Hubert, Addi Rogers, Kayleigh Rogers), 2:06.21; 2. Homer, 2:14.07; 3. Homer B, 2:15.79; 4. Homer A, 2:16.54. 200 freestyle — 1. Leslie Spear, 2:04.28; 2. Adeline Berry, Hom, 2:17.17; 3. Delta Fabich, Hom, 2:22.75. 200 individual medley — 1. Emily Hubert, Kod, 2:37.40; 2. Kaylin Anderson, Hom, 2:45.87; 3. Olivia Overdorf, Hom, 3:04.32. 50 freestyle — 1. Alison Narog, Kod, 26.14; 2. Ella Blanton-Yourkowski, Hom, 28.25; 3. Addi Rogers, Kod, 28.47; 4. Bristol Johnson, Hom, 29.87; 5. Kayleigh Rogers, Kod, 30.43; 6. Sailey Rhodes, Hom, 31.13. 100 butterfly — 1. Madison Story, Hom, 1:01.96; 2. Adeline Berry, Hom, 1:07.58; 3. Hannah Overdorf, Hom, 1:21.51. 100 freestyle — 1. Alison Narog, Kod, 58.15; 2. Bristol Johnson, Hom, 1:06.21. 500 freestyle — 1. Caitlin Gamble, Hom, 8:05.88. 200 freestyle relay — 1. Homer (Bristol Johnson, Kaylin Anderson, Hannah Overdorf, Sailey Rhodes), 1:58.88. 100 backstroke — 1. Ella Blanton-Yourkowski, 1:09.29; 2. Leslie Spear, Kod, 1:09.43; 3. Delta Fabich, Hom, 1:11.09; 4. Hannah Overdorf, Hom, 1:15.16. 100 breaststroke — 1. Madison Story, Hom, 1:09.53; 2. Emily Hubert, Kod, 1:18.68; 3. Kayleigh Rogers, Kod, 1:24.17; 4. Catherine Connor, Hom, 1:39.10; 5. Caitlin Gamble, Hom, 1:42.62. 400 freestyle relay — 1. Kodiak (Alison Narog, Emily Hubert, Addi Rogers, Leslie Spear), 4:04.94; 2. Homer, 4:16.90; 3. Homer B, 5:07.33. Boys Kodiak 98, Homer 31 200 medley relay — 1. Kodiak (Ian Rocheleau, Nick Carver, Gage Egdorf, Micah Arndt), 1:45.61; 2. Homer, 2:09.70. 200 freestyle — 1. Jackson Krug, Kod, 1:53.35; 2. Aidan Skonberg, Kod, 2:08.75; 3. Alex Jensen, Kod, 2:12.15. 200 individual medley — 1. Ian Rocheleau, Kod, 2:07.39. 50 freestyle — 1. Skyler Rodriguez, Hom, 24.68; 2. Micah Arndt, Kod, 24.84; 3. Max Jensen, Kod, 25.52; 4. Rio Shemet-Pitcher, Hom, 28.99; 5. Alex Holland, Kod, 29.08; 6. Lucas Nollar, Hom, 29.91. 100 butterfly — 1. Gage Egdorf, Kod, 56.45. 100 freestyle — 1. Jackson Krug, Kod, 50.95; 2. Nick Carver, Kod, 1:00.38; 3. Max Jensen, Kod, 1:00.80; 4. Emmet Wilkinson, Hom, 1:03.85. 500 freestyle — 1. Ian Rocheleau, 5:03.61. 200 freestyle relay — 1. Kodiak (Max Jensen, Alex Holland, Nick Carver, Jackson Krug), 1:41.96; 2. Homer, 1:51.76. 200 backstroke — 1. Skyler Rodriguez, Hom, 1:07.20; 2. Alex Jensen, Kod, 1:08.18; 3. Rio Shemet-Pitcher, Hom, 1:19.45; 4. Emmet Wilkinson, Hom, 1:19.94; 5. Crimson Brown, Kod, 1:24.59. 100 breaststroke — 1. Nick Carver, Kod, 1:06.10; 2. Aidan Skonberg, Kod, 1:10.03; 3. Micah Arndt, Kod, 1:12.71; 4. Lucas Nollar, Hom, 1:25.01. 400 freestyle relay — 1. Kodiak (Alex Jensen, Crimson Brown, Jackson Krug, Gage Egdorf), 3:51.65; 2. Kodiak A, 3:52.97.



tuesday, october 8, 2019

Both NLDS go to Game 5 By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Max Scherzer is 35. So is Ryan Zimmerman. The Washington Nationals would not be headed to a win-or-go-home Game 5 in their NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers without them. “We’re a bunch of viejos. We’re old guys,” Scherzer joked. “Old guys can still do it.” Sure can. And for a guy whose teams used to lose repeatedly in the postseason, Scherzer sure is delivering now. Every time he’s pitched this October, the Nationals have won. His latest outing was a season-saving, seven-inning masterpiece that combined with Zimmerman’s three-run parabola of a homer to lift the wild-card Nationals to a 6-1 victory over league-best Los Angeles on Monday night, tying the best-of-five NLDS at two games apiece. “I was just gassed. I was out,” said Scherzer, who threw 109 pitches. “I was empty in the tank.” Scowling and muttering to himself as showers fell for part of his gritty performance, Scherzer allowed one run and four hits while striking out nine — and, most importantly for Washington, he prevented LA from closing out the NLDS after taking a 2-1 lead into Game 4. “He really gave it all he had,” said Anthony Rendon, who drove in three runs for Washington. With fans who braved rain chanting, “Beat LA!” in the late going, Sean Doolittle and Daniel Hudson combined to get the last six

outs for Washington, which will send Stephen Strasburg to the mound against Walker Buehler on Wednesday night at Los Angeles.

Cardinals 5, Braves 4, 10 innings ST. LOUIS — They all knew. Every single one of them. Paul Goldschmidt and all the St. Louis Cardinals. Ozzie Albies and the rest of the Atlanta Braves. Tough to beat Yadier Molina in a big postseason spot. Molina pushed the Cardinals to a deciding Game 5 of the NL Division Series, poking a tying single in the eighth inning and then lifting a sacrifice fly in the 10th to beat the Braves 5-4 Monday. “I like those moments,” Molina said. No kidding. Molina slung his bat far into the outfield after his winning swing, and the crowd at Busch Stadium roared with the longtime heart of the franchise. “An elite, special player, that’s what he is,” Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said. Game 5 will be Wednesday back in Atlanta. The Cardinals will have ace Jack Flaherty on the mound, and the Braves will go with Mike Foltynewicz. “In front of our home fans on Wednesday a Game 5,” first baseman Freddie Freeman said. “That’s what it’s all about so we’ll be ready to go.” Kolten Wong led off the St. Louis 10th with a groundrule double against Julio Teheran. After Goldschmidt was intentionally walked, Wong advanced on Marcell

Ozuna’s forceout and easily scampered home on Molina’s fly to the front of the warning track in left field. Wong threw his hands in the air as he ran toward the plate. Molina rounded first base with his bat in hand, then flung it away as the celebration erupted. He discarded his batting helmet as the rest of the Cardinals poured onto the field.

Yankees 5, Twins 1 MINNEAPOLIS — Gleyber Torres got New York going with a second-inning home run, scored on each of his two doubles and made a pair of sparkling defensive plays, fueling the Yankees to a 5-1 victory over Minnesota on Monday night to finish yet another sweep of the Twins and advance to the AL Championship Series. Didi Gregorius hit two RBI singles, Cameron Maybin homered, and Aroldis Chapman struck out three batters in a five-out save for the Yankees, who pushed their postseason winning streak over the Twins to 13. Aaron Judge, DJ LeMahieu and Gregorius also made outstanding defensive plays for key outs. “All we did was to go out there and play our best baseball,” said Gregorius, who went 4 for 10 with six RBIs in the series and is 23 for 50 with seven homers and 33 RBIs in his last 14 games against Minnesota. Following a 103-win regular season and their first AL East title since 2012, the Yankees will start the AL Championship Series on Saturday, either at Houston

or at home against Tampa Bay. “We’re focused already to the second series,” Torres said.

Rays 10, Astros 3 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Charlie Morton to the rescue, again. Kevin Kiermaier hit a go-ahead, three-run homer as Tampa Bay teed off on Zack Greinke, and the Rays got another clutch playoff performance from Morton to beat the Houston Astros 10-3 Monday and cut their AL Division Series deficit to 2-1. Facing the team he helped win the World Series two years ago, Morton allowed one run and three hits while striking out nine over five innings. The 35-year-old right-hander is 4-0 with a 0.95 ERA in four career elimination starts, including last week’s wild-card win at Oakland. “It’s just what Charlie’s done all year,” manager Kevin Cash said. “He’s got that knack for doing some special things for us, and he did it again.” Astros manager AJ Hinch announced after the game that Houston will start Justin Verlander on three days of rest in Game 4 of the best-of-five matchup at Tropicana Field on Tuesday. Tampa Bay will use Diego Castillo as an opener. “He’s one of the best pitchers in the world. No more complicated than that,” Hinch said of Verlander. “He’s ready, and it’s his game.” The series winner advances to the AL Championship Series against the New York Yankees.

scoreboard Baseball Postseason Glance DIVISION SERIES (Best-of-5) American League Houston 2, Tampa Bay 1 Friday, Oct. 4: Houston 6, Tampa Bay 2 Saturday, Oct. 5: Houston 3, Tampa Bay 1 Monday, Oct. 7: Tampa Bay 10, Houston 3 Tuesday, Oct. 8: Houston (Verlander 21-6) at Tampa Bay (Castillo 5-8), 3:07 p.m. (FS1) N.Y. Yankees 3, Minnesota 0 Friday, Oct. 4: N.Y. Yankees 10, Minnesota 4 Saturday, Oct. 5: N.Y. Yankees 8, Minnesota 2 Monday, Oct. 7: N.Y. Yankees 5, Minnesota 1 National League L.A. Dodgers 2, Washington 2 Thursday, Oct. 3: L.A. Dodgers 6, Washington 0 Friday, Oct. 4: Washington 4, L.A. Dodgers 2 Sunday, Oct. 6: L.A. Dodgers 10, Washington 4 Monday, Oct. 7: Washington 6, L.A. Dodgers 1 Wednesday, Oct. 9: Washington (Strasburg 186) at L.A. Dodgers (Buehler 14-4), 4:37 p.m. (TBS) Atlanta 2, St. Louis 2 Thursday, Oct. 3: St. Louis 7, Atlanta 6 Friday, Oct. 4: Atlanta 3, St. Louis 0 Sunday, Oct. 6: Atlanta 3, St. Louis 1 Monday, Oct. 7: St. Louis 5, Atlanta 4, 10 innings Wednesday, Oct. 9: St. Louis (Flaherty 11-8) at Atlanta (Foltynewicz 8-6), 1:02 p.m. (TBS) All Times ADT

Football NFL Standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 5 0 0 1.000 155 34 Buffalo 4 1 0 .800 90 70 N.Y. Jets 0 4 0 .000 39 101 Miami 0 4 0 .000 26 163 South Houston 3 2 0 .600 131 110 Indianapolis 3 2 0 .600 113 115 Jacksonville 2 3 0 .400 111 118 Tennessee 2 3 0 .400 98 76 North Baltimore 3 2 0 .600 161 123 Cleveland 2 3 0 .400 92 122 Pittsburgh 1 4 0 .200 99 114 Cincinnati 0 5 0 .000 80 136 West Kansas City 4 1 0 .800 148 113 Oakland 3 2 0 .600 103 123 L.A. Chargers 2 3 0 .400 103 94 Denver 1 4 0 .200 90 106 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Philadelphia 3 2 0 .600 141 111 Dallas 3 2 0 .600 131 90 N.Y. Giants 2 3 0 .400 97 125 Washington 0 5 0 .000 73 151 South New Orleans 4 1 0 .800 115 116 Carolina 3 2 0 .600 129 107 Tampa Bay 2 3 0 .400 147 148 Atlanta 1 4 0 .200 102 152 North Green Bay 4 1 0 .800 119 93 Detroit 2 1 1 .625 97 95 Chicago 3 2 0 .600 87 69 Minnesota 3 2 0 .600 112 73 West San Francisco 4 0 0 1.000 127 57 Seattle 4 1 0 .800 133 118 L.A. Rams 3 2 0 .600 146 134 Arizona 1 3 1 .300 100 138 Thursday’s Games Seattle 30, L.A. Rams 29 Sunday’s Games Buffalo 14, Tennessee 7 Philadelphia 31, N.Y. Jets 6 Arizona 26, Cincinnati 23 Minnesota 28, N.Y. Giants 10 New Orleans 31, Tampa Bay 24 New England 33, Washington 7 Oakland 24, Chicago 21 Houston 53, Atlanta 32 Baltimore 26, Pittsburgh 23, OT Carolina 34, Jacksonville 27 Denver 20, L.A. Chargers 13 Green Bay 34, Dallas 24 Indianapolis 19, Kansas City 13 Open: Detroit, Miami Monday’s Games San Francisco 31, Cleveland 3 Thursday, Oct. 10 N.Y. Giants at New England, 4:20 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 Carolina vs Tampa Bay at London, UK, 5:30 a.m. Philadelphia at Minnesota, 9 a.m. New Orleans at Jacksonville, 9 a.m. Houston at Kansas City, 9 a.m. Washington at Miami, 9 a.m. Cincinnati at Baltimore, 9 a.m. Seattle at Cleveland, 9 a.m.

San Francisco at L.A. Rams, 12:05 p.m. Atlanta at Arizona, 12:05 p.m. Tennessee at Denver, 12:25 p.m. Dallas at N.Y. Jets, 12:25 p.m. Pittsburgh at L.A. Chargers, 4:20 p.m. Open: Buffalo, Indianapolis, Chicago, Oakland Monday, Oct. 14 Detroit at Green Bay, 4:15 p.m. All Times ADT

AP Top 25 The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 5, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking: 1. Alabama (32) 2. Clemson (15) 3. Georgia (3) 3. Ohio St. (10) 5. LSU (2) 6. Oklahoma 7. Florida 8. Wisconsin 9. Notre Dame 10. Penn St. 11. Texas 12. Auburn 13. Oregon 14. Boise St. 15. Utah 16. Michigan 17. Iowa 18. Arizona St. 19. Wake Forest 20. Virginia 21. SMU 22. Baylor 23. Memphis 24. Texas A&M 25. Cincinnati

Record Pts 5-0 1503 5-0 1433 5-0 1393 6-0 1393 5-0 1352 5-0 1268 6-0 1163 5-0 1105 4-1 1046 5-0 958 4-1 947 5-1 920 4-1 828 5-0 654 4-1 624 4-1 618 4-1 454 4-1 388 5-0 380 4-1 353 6-0 285 5-0 260 5-0 189 3-2 165 4-1 118

Pv 1 2 3 4 5 6 10 8 9 12 11 7 13 16 17 19 14 20 22 23 24 NR NR 25 NR

Others receiving votes: Minnesota 80, Missouri 64, Appalachian St. 61, Washington 54, Tulane 25, California 20, Michigan St. 17, Arizona 11, UCF 9, Southern Cal 5, Iowa St. 5, Pittsburgh 2.

Hockey NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Buffalo 3 2 0 1 5 13 7 Toronto 4 2 1 1 5 16 13 Boston 2 2 0 0 4 3 1 Detroit 2 2 0 0 4 9 6 Montreal 2 1 0 1 3 9 9 Tampa Bay 3 1 1 1 3 11 10 Florida 2 1 1 0 2 6 8 Ottawa 2 0 2 0 0 4 9 Metropolitan Division Carolina 3 3 0 0 6 11 8 Washington 3 2 0 1 5 7 6 N.Y. Rangers 2 2 0 0 4 10 5 Philadelphia 1 1 0 0 2 4 3 N.Y. Islanders 2 1 1 0 2 5 3 Pittsburgh 2 1 1 0 2 8 5 Columbus 3 1 2 0 2 7 14 New Jersey 2 0 1 1 1 6 12 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division St. Louis 3 2 0 1 5 8 7 Colorado 2 2 0 0 4 9 5 Nashville 2 1 1 0 2 8 7 Winnipeg 3 1 2 0 2 10 14 Chicago 1 0 1 0 0 3 4 Minnesota 2 0 2 0 0 4 9 Dallas 3 0 3 0 0 6 9 Pacific Division Edmonton 2 2 0 0 4 9 7 Anaheim 2 2 0 0 4 5 2 Vegas 2 2 0 0 4 9 2 Calgary 2 1 1 0 2 6 5 Los Angeles 1 0 1 0 0 5 6 Vancouver 2 0 2 0 0 2 6 Arizona 2 0 2 0 0 1 3 San Jose 3 0 3 0 0 3 12 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Top three teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffs. Sunday’s Games Carolina 4, Tampa Bay 3, OT Detroit 4, Dallas 3 N.Y. Islanders 4, Winnipeg 1 Monday’s Games Columbus 4, Buffalo 3, OT St. Louis 3, Toronto 2 Tuesday’s Games Dallas at Washington, 3 p.m. Winnipeg at Pittsburgh, 3 p.m. Carolina at Florida, 3 p.m. Edmonton vs. N.Y. Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 3 p.m. Anaheim at Detroit, 3:30 p.m. San Jose at Nashville, 4 p.m. Los Angeles at Calgary, 5 p.m. Boston at Vegas, 6 p.m. All Times ADT

Basketball WNBA Playoffs Finals (Best-of-5; x-if necessary) Washington 2, Connecticut 1 Sunday, Sept. 29: Washington 95, Connecticut 86 Tuesday, Oct. 1: Connecticut 99, Washington 87 Sunday, Oct. 6: Washington 94, Connecticut 81 Tuesday, Oct 8: Washington at Connecticut, 4 p.m. All Times ADT

NBA Preseason Sunday’s Games Memphis 123, Maccabi Haifa 88 Boston 107, Charlotte 106 L.A. Clippers 127, Shanghai Sharks 87 Monday’s Games Cleveland 120, Buenas Aires San Lorenzo 89 New York 104, Washington 99 Orlando 115, Detroit 91 New Orleans 133, Atlanta 109 Milwaukee 122, Chicago 112 Tuesday’s Games Houston vs. Toronto at Tokyo, 2 a.m. Guangzhou Long-Lions at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. San Antonio at Miami, 3:30 p.m. Dallas vs. Oklahoma City at Tulsa, Okla., 4 p.m. New Zealand Breakers at Memphis, 4 p.m. Minnesota at Phoenix, 6 p.m. Denver vs. Portland at Portland, Ore., 6:30 p.m. All Times ADT

Racing NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Drydene 400 Results Sunday At Dover International Speedway Dover, Del. Lap length: 1.00 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (2) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 400 laps, 57 points. 2. (3) Martin Truex Jr, Toyota, 400, 54. 3. (12) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 400, 44. 4. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 400, 46. 5. (1) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 400, 50. 6. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 400, 34. 7. (20) Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota, 400, 30. 8. (11) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 400, 39. 9. (9) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 399, 28. 10. (17) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 399, 28. 11. (16) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 399, 28. 12. (13) Paul Menard, Ford, 398, 25. 13. (6) William Byron, Chevrolet, 398, 31. 14. (15) Daniel Suarez, Ford, 398, 23. 15. (8) Erik Jones, Toyota, 398, 28. 16. (19) Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Ford, 398, 21. 17. (7) Aric Almirola, Ford, 398, 20. 18. (27) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 398, 19. 19. (32) Ryan Preece, Chevrolet, 396, 18. 20. (26) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet, 395, 17. 21. (31) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, 394, 16. 22. (24) Ryan Newman, Ford, 393, 15. 23. (25) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 393, 14. 24. (28) Michael McDowell, Ford, 391, 13. 25. (23) Matt Tifft, Ford, 390, 12. 26. (30) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 389, 0. 27. (21) David Ragan, Ford, 388, 10. 28. (29) Corey Lajoie, Ford, 385, 9. 29. (33) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, 382, 0. 30. (36) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, 381, 0. 31. (34) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 380, 0. 32. (35) JJ Yeley, Ford, 380, 0. 33. (37) Garrett Smithley, Chevrolet, 377, 0. 34. (14) Joey Logano, Ford, 375, 3. 35. (10) Ryan Blaney, Ford, suspension, 297, 6. 36. (22) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, engine, 232, 1. 37. (38) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, handling, 180, 1. 38. (5) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, engine, 8, 1. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 135.742 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 56 minutes, 49 seconds. Margin of Victory: 1.578 seconds. Caution Flags: 3 for 17 laps. Lead Changes: 14 among 9 drivers. Lap Leaders: D.Hamlin 0-11; K.Larson 12; D.Hamlin 13-75; W.Byron 76; J.Johnson 77; Ku.Busch 78-80; D.Suarez 81; T.Dillon 82; D.Hamlin 83-183; K.Larson 184-185; D.Hamlin 186-228; M.Truex 229-243; K.Larson 244-321; P.Menard 322-327; K.Larson 328-400 Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): D.Hamlin, 4 times for 218 laps; K.Larson, 4 times for 154 laps; M.Truex, 1 time for 15 laps; P.Menard, 1 time for 6 laps; Ku.Busch, 1 time for 3 laps; J.Johnson, 1 time for 1 lap; W.Byron, 1 time for 1 lap; D.Suarez, 1 time for 1 lap; T.Dillon, 1 time for 1 lap. Wins: M.Truex, 6; D.Hamlin, 4; Ky.Busch, 4; K.Harvick, 3; B.Keselowski, 3; C.Elliott, 3; J.Logano, 2; K.Larson, 1; A.Bowman, 1; Ku.Busch, 1; E.Jones, 1. Top 16 in Points: 1. M.Truex, 3095; 2. D.Hamlin, 3080; 3. Ky.Busch, 3080; 4. K.Harvick, 3074;

5. K.Larson, 3063; 6. B.Keselowski, 3052; 7. A.Bowman, 3049; 8. J.Logano, 3032; 9. W.Byron, 3032; 10. C.Bowyer, 3028; 11. C.Elliott, 3025; 12. R.Blaney, 3010; 13. A.Almirola, 2101; 14. R.Newman, 2085; 15. Ku.Busch, 2084; 16. E.Jones, 2037.

Soccer MLS Standings Eastern Conference W L T Pts GF GA y-New York City FC 18 6 10 64 63 42 x-Atlanta 18 12 4 58 58 43 x-Philadelphia 16 11 7 55 58 50 x-Toronto FC 13 10 11 50 57 52 x-D.C. United 13 10 11 50 42 38 x-New York 14 14 6 48 53 51 x-New England 11 11 12 45 50 57 Chicago 10 12 12 42 55 47 Montreal 12 17 5 41 47 60 Columbus 10 16 8 38 39 47 Orlando City 9 15 10 37 44 52 Cincinnati 6 22 6 24 31 75 Western Conference y-Los Angeles FC 21 4 9 72 85 37 x-Seattle 16 10 8 56 52 49 x-Real Salt Lake 16 13 5 53 46 41 x-Minnesota United 15 11 8 53 52 43 x-LA Galaxy 16 15 3 51 58 59 x-Portland 14 13 7 49 52 49 x-FC Dallas 13 12 9 48 54 46 San Jose 13 16 5 44 52 55 Colorado 12 16 6 42 58 63 Houston 12 18 4 40 49 59 Sporting Kansas City 10 16 8 38 49 67 Vancouver 8 16 10 34 37 59 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. y-clinched conference x-clinched playoff Sunday, October 6 Atlanta 3, New England 1 Cincinnati 0, D.C. United 0, tie FC Dallas 6, Sporting Kansas City 0 Houston 4, LA Galaxy 2 Los Angeles FC 3, Colorado 1 Montreal 3, New York 0 Chicago 5, Orlando City 2 New York City FC 2, Philadelphia 1 Portland 3, San Jose 1 Seattle 1, Minnesota 0 Toronto FC 1, Columbus 0 Real Salt Lake 1, Vancouver 0


BASKETBALL National Basketball Association GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS — Signed C Kavion Pippen. FOOTBALL National Football League CINCINNATI BENGALS — Waived CB Greg Mabin. Activated G Alex Redmond from the exempt list. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Activated WR Antonio Callaway to the 53-man roster. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Released TE Ben Watson. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Added CB Nevin Lawson to the active roster. Waived G Lester Cotton Sr. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Signed LB Demone Harris to the practice squad. Released WR Ishmael Hyman from the practice squad. TENNESSEE TITANS — Released K Cairo Santos and OL David Quessenberry. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Fired coach Jay Gruden. Promoted offensive line coach Bill Callahan to interim head coach. Released LB Cassanova McKinzy. Signed TE Hale Hentges. HOCKEY National Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKS — Recalled F Max Comtois from San Diego (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS — Traded LW David Pope to Vancouver for D Alex Biega. Recalled LW Ryan Kuffner, RW Evgeny Svechnikov, D Alex Biega and D Oliwer Kaski from Grand Rapids (AHL). Placed LW Andreas Athanasiou, C Frans Nielsen, D Trevor Daley and D Jonathan Ericsson on IR. Placed F Johan Franzen and F Henrik Zetterberg on longterm IR. NEW YORK RANGERS — Acquired D Nick Ebert and a fourth-round pick in the 2021 NHL entry draft from the Ottawa Senators for F Vladislav Namestnikov. SOCCER Major League Soccer ORLANDO CITY — Fired coach James O’Connor. PORTLAND TIMBERS — Announced F Brian Fernández has voluntarily entered the MLS’ Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program. United Soccer League USL — Announced today that AFC Ann Arbor will become the newest member of USL League Two in the 2020 season. COLLEGE KANSAS — Fired offensive coordinator Les Koenning. Promoted offensive consultant Brent Dearmon to offensive coordinator. TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY — Named Seth Jones assistant athletic director for corporate sponsorships.

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The Cook Inlet Academy coed soccer team dropped their final match of the Borealis Conference tournament in Palmer on Saturday. The Eagles lost 2-0 to Tri-Valley to end up placing fifth in the tournament, which also serves as the state tournament for coed soccer in Alaska in the fall. The Academy ends the year with a record of 6-7-1. In the final of the tournament, Susitna Valley

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defeated Delta 2-1 for the championship. Su Valley also had defeated CIA 2-1 in the semifinals. For CIA , Landon Vyhmeister, Lucas Cragg, Linnaea Dohse and Jamie Hyatt made the conference all-academic team with grade-point averages of plus-4.0. Dohse and Isaac Johnson also were selected to the all-tournament team. The Academy also earned the sportsmanship trophy, and coach Kenny Leaf was named the conference’s coach of the year.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Richard Sherman has a strong message for anyone still doubting the unbeaten San Francisco 49ers. “Don’t flip-flop,” Sherman said after the 49ers thumped the Cleveland Browns 31-3 on Monday night. “If you said we weren’t going to make it, you said we were some way early on, stick with that position. Hold it. Don’t try to give us credit now. At least stick by your word because I want you to sound like an idiot at the end. We know what we have in the building.” What the 49ers have is their

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Kyle Larson was the can’t-miss future star who tore up the sprint car circuit and would lead a new generation of young stars into the next era of NASCAR. His promise yet unfulfilled, Larson’s path toward prominence has been slow burning in six-plus years in the Cup Series. He’s been saddled with mediocre cars that not even his raw talent could salvage, and a fantastic 2017

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say that all year about us,” said Breida, who had 114 yards on 11 carries. “I don’t think anyone expected us to be 4-0 this year, to be honest. Probably expected us to be 0-4. They can say whatever they want. All that matters is who’s in this locker room.” Tevin Coleman added a 19-yard score as part of a dominant ground game on a day when quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo passed for 181 yards and kicker Robbie Gould missed a pair of field goal attempts and had a third try blocked. San Francisco (4-0) joined the 5-0 New England Patriots as the only remaining

undefeated teams in the NFL. It’s the first time the 49ers have won their first four games since 1990. “It’s a good start is really all it is,” Garoppolo said. “We have a good mindset in that locker room.” The Browns (2-3) are headed the opposite direction after losing two of three, with fresh concerns about their young quarterback. “You can’t have mistakes. You can’t have turnovers. You can’t have drops. You can’t have penalties,” Cleveland coach Freddie Kitchens said. “Offensively, that kind of summed us up. We just shot ourselves in the foot too many times.”

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status of the floundering franchise that has won just two playoff games in Snyder’s two decades of ownership and zero during Allen’s tenure. Gruden is out after an 0-5 start to his sixth season and is the latest in a long line of Redskins coaches to take the fall for significant organizational shortcomings.

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best start since Joe Montana was throwing touchdowns to Jerry Rice. But it wasn’t the passing game that carried San Francisco past Cleveland. A steady, pounding running game and a dominant defensive effort did the trick this time. Matt Breida ran 83 yards for a touchdown on San Francisco’s first play from scrimmage, Baker Mayfield was harassed into his worst game as a pro, and the 49ers stayed unbeaten for their best start in nearly 30 years. Even then, there were some questioning San Francisco’s legitimacy. “I feel like they’re going to

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was more a blip than a sign Larson would blossom into a perennial championship contender. But as Larson stood atop his Chevy with a two-year winless streak behind him, perhaps his playoff victory Sunday at Dover International Speedway was indeed a preview of a championship celebration ahead. “It’s not a shock, either,” Larson said. “I feel like we’ve been running really well this

year.” Larson’s wife, Katelyn, shot-gunned a beer in a sudsy victory lane bash as he flashed a No. 1 sign behind her, a worthy way to end a 75-race winless streak. The 27-year-old Larson has been oh-so close toward grabbing the checkered flag since his last win Sept. 9, 2017, in Richmond. Larson had nine runner-up finishes in the No. 42 Chevrolet over that span and won the $1

million NASCAR All-Star race this season. He cashed in at Dover with the Monster Mile-stone win (it was the track’s 100th race) that earned him an automatic berth into the third round. Not only has Larson failed to win a title, long-time team owner Chip Ganassi has never won a NASCAR Cup Series championship, something that’s surely chapped an organization with handfuls of IndyCar titles.

Seward’s Lafleur wins Girdwood Marathon Staff report Peninsula Clarion

Seward’s Hannah Lafleur won the Girdwood Trail Marathon on Saturday, finishing in 3 hours, 41 minutes, 13 seconds, to defeat men’s winner Ryan McLaughlin and his time of 3:42:22.

Lafleur won the women’s Mount Marathon Race in Seward on July 4 in Seward and finished second at the Equinox Marathon in Fairbanks in late September. The Girdwood Trail Marathon is about 26 miles long and has about 4,100 feet of vertical gain and loss. Lia Slemons was the next woman across the finish line, and third overall,

at 3:50:50. Three other peninsula men completed the race. Homer’s Michael McGuire was 20th overall and 13th among men at 5:08:54, Kenai’s Dwayne Meganack was 24th overall and 16th among men at 5:37:46 and Kenai’s Eric Thomason was 26th overall at 17th among men at 5:38:34.

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Widowed mother in affair with her married brother-in-law DEAR ABBY: My her phone for something father died three years recently while she was ago. My parents were driving us someplace and both close to his younger she was so worried about brother and his wife. her phone, I was afraid For the past two years, I she was going to cause an have suspected that my accident because she was mother and my uncle trying to watch what I was have been having an afdoing. fair. They live in different The last time my states and text back and aunt and uncle were here, Dear Abby forth. She has left her Mom tried everything Jeanne Phillips she could to get my uncle phone open when she has gone places with us, alone. I tried as hard as I and the comments back and forth could to not let that happen. I feel my are very sexually oriented. aunt needs to know what is going on. I became suspicious when my I’m not sure how to approach this uncle came to visit and they took a or if I should leave it alone. It really trip together and ended up staying bothers me they think this is OK. My overnight somewhere. A couple of father had an affair once, so Mom months later, my aunt and uncle should know how this would hurt. came to visit, and Mom asked me What should I do? NOT to say anything about the trip — WITNESS IN WISCONSIN they had taken in front of his wife. Then Mom started locking her DEAR WITNESS: What you should phone, and if she wants to show you do is take a giant step back. Do not something, she holds onto her phone involve yourself in this potential for dear life. She asked me to look on mess and do not be the bearer of bad

tidings to your aunt. If you are going to talk to anyone, talk to your mother. DEAR ABBY: I have been happily married to my husband, “Clyde,” for 14 years, and we have a 12-year-old son. Clyde is the nicest man I have ever met, nice to a point that drives me insane. He invites complete strangers over to our house and acts like it’s normal. Last week, he brought a homeless 20-something-year-old woman with him when he came home from work. Without my consent, he let her stay over for FOUR DAYS, until I forced her to leave. I couldn’t stand having to cook for and house a woman whose name I didn’t even know! After she left, Clyde got mad and said my actions were “rude” and “disrespectful.” I think it is unsafe for strangers to be allowed in our home, especially with our son around. Abby, I don’t know what to do. If I can’t find a way to stop my husband’s recklessness, I may have to end our

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marriage. Please help. — OVERWHELMED IN PENNSYLVANIA DEAR OVERWHELMED: In most marriages, spouses have enough consideration for each other that they ask first before inviting someone — particularly someone their spouse doesn’t know — into their home. Your “nice” husband seems to have forgotten this. Your concerns are valid. Because you can’t seem to get through to him that what he is doing is risky, insist on some sessions with a licensed marriage and family therapist. Perhaps that person can get through to him. He may think what he’s doing is admirable, but there are other ways to help homeless individuals. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars

ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHHH Emphasize a key friendship and its role in your life. You experience an unusual intensity when relating on an individual level with others. You feel connected to their thoughts and naturally exude positive vibes. Tonight: Look at the long term.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH You might feel the need to take a stand. Be willing to call a spade a spade, especially if this

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH The breadth of your vision could be far greater than you or others realize. Perhaps you need to discuss your thoughts more frequently in the appropriate company. You’ll gain even more information, thereby adding to your mental security. Tonight: Out and about.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH You could be tired and not as sure of yourself as you might like. A loved one might be quite challenging without understanding the implications of his or her words or actions. You might need to hold up a yellow light to slow this person down. Tonight: Be a duo.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH Defer to others; listen to what’s being shared. You’re able to make greater changes once you integrate others’ thinking. A purchase or interaction around your home makes you smile. Share the good vibes. Tonight: Say yes to an offer.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

HHHHH Your playfulness keeps breaking through, no matter how serious you might be. Understand what’s happening; try to don a more appropriate facade in certain situations. Express your positive attitude. Tonight: Out and about.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHH You might not choose to be transparent, especially with what you’re hearing or what you believe you could hear. Be discreet but visible. Take the lead with a project; simply become too busy for other chatter. Tonight: A force to be dealt with.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHHH Speak your mind; be clear about what’s occurring around you. A neighbor or close loved one whispers what could be gossip in your ear. Test the airwaves; get feedback about the lay of the land. The results could surprise you. Tonight: At a favorite haunt.

Dear Heloise: When we have company coming for a three- or four-day stay, I get my outfits all laid out and ready for each day. This way, I can be dressed and ready and in the kitchen. — Corrinne B., Universal City, Texas Such a lovely hostess, Corrinne! Great plan for the holiday season ahead! — Heloise

Dear Heloise: Regarding a recent hint about putting holes in plastic bags that hold vegetables: There are large vegetable bags with freshness vents (holes already in the bag). I ordered some online. This way, I don’t have to spend time poking holes in my bags. — Lori in Minnesota Lori, you can also wrap a head of lettuce, broccoli or cauliflower, for example, in paper toweling when first home from the market to reduce moisture and keep it fresh longer. — Heloise

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HHHH Your energy draws others. You feel lucky; you act lucky and therefore are lucky. You prove to be an excellent example of positive thinking. Others note the activity around you. They get the same message. Tonight: Strut out the door.

HHHH You’ll enjoy yourself beyond what you believed possible if you stay close to home. Venus moves into your sign, adding to your allure and desirability. You’ll feel the need to naturally indulge a favorite person. Tonight: Let the fun go on.


Dear Heloise: When I receive a gift card, I know how much is on it. Since the cards are usually not reloadable, each time I use one, I write the remaining balance on the front. This way, I always know how much is on it. Then I just throw it away when empty. — Susan W. in Ohio Readers, some cards are reloadable; check to see if you can add money to the card! — Heloise

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)


TWO TIPS Dear Heloise: I use paper coffee filters to cover foods that need to be warmed up in the microwave. Also, I use cat litter in old trunks for the smell — 3 cups spread out in the trunk. — Dee H., St. Charles, Minn.

Friday’s answers, 10-4

HHH You might want to be serious and maintain a business-asusual demeanor. You cannot help but smile at some news or a happening that you might not choose to share yet. Your instincts prove to be excellent. Tonight: Pay bills first.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

hints from heloise


CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

HHH You need to keep your nose to the grindstone. You have a lot to do. Your intensity marks a decision whether you like it or not. You’ll be able to frame what occurs in a manner that feels comfortable. Tonight: Put your feet up; relax.


BORN TODAY Actor Matt Damon (1970), model Barbara Palvin (1993), actress Sigourney Weaver (1949)

Conceptis Sudoku | DaveByGreen Dave Green

SUDOKU Solution

6 5 2 1 8 7 3 4 9

7 1 4 5 9 3 8 6 2

8 3 9 6 2 4 7 1 5

9 6 3 4 5 1 2 8 7

2 4 5 8 7 9 6 3 1

1 8 7 3 6 2 9 5 4

5 2 8 9 1 6 4 7 3

Difficulty Level

B.C. | Johnny Hart

3 9 1 7 4 8 5 2 6

4 7 6 2 3 5 1 9 8

4 2 4 9 5 7 3 7 9 5 8 1 7 2


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 6 1 8 2 1 6 7 1 8 9 4 3 7 10/08

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This year, you consider many options. Your love of the good life, fine acquisitions and financial wellbeing soars to the forefront. Be discreet in how you handle this major preoccupation. If single, you draw an unusual number of admirers. Date, date, date. You’ll know when you meet someone who’s right for you. If you’re attached, your sweetie is quite clearly drawn to you, adding to the heat of your bond and depth of your caring. Your thoughtfulness adds to the tenacity of this bond. AQUARIUS loves to go on adventures with you. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

behavior involves a key associate. A partner supports you in a financial or emotional decision. Tonight: A force to be dealt with.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019:

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Florida trappers capture record-setting python in Everglades Associated Press

BIG CYPRESS NATIONAL PRESERVE, Fla. — Officials say Florida trappers have captured a record-setting python as part of a growing effort that encourages hunters to remove the invasive snakes from the Everglades. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the 18-foot, 4-inch-long female python weighed 98 pounds and 10 ounces. A statement by the Fish and Wildlife Commission says it was the largest snake captured by the new Python Action Team and the largest ever captured at the Big Cypress National Preserve, west of Miami. The agency says it is the second-largest python ever caught in the wild in Florida. The commission says hunting female Burmese pythons is critical because they add between 30 and 60 hatchlings each time they breed.

Florida trappers Jonathan Lopez and Cynthia Downer pose with a record-setting python they captured at the Big Cypress National Preserve, west of Miami, Florida, on Sept. 22. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

This pet is available at the Kenai Peninsula Animal Lovers Rescue

This pet is available Kenai Peninsula Animal Lovers Rescue

This pet is available Kenai Peninsula Animal Lovers Rescue




Zippy would love to be the only pet in the house. At nine years old he was obviously a lap cat. He had become a little skittish after being left outside for so long and so many changes in such a short amount of time, but he is quick with a purr and a snuggle. He does not do well around dogs.

• 6 weeks old, get the adoption process started now so you're ready when they are! • May be Boxer/Lab/Bully mixes • Males and females available

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Meet Laverne Shy but sweet. Still a little scared of people but please do pick her up and spend time with her. She will learn to be more comfortable with people every day.

• Chihuahua Mix • Young • Male • Small • Yellow/Tan/ Blond/Fawn • Short-Hair • House-Trained • Vaccinations up to date, spayed/ neutered • Prefers a home without children


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This pet is available Kenai Animal Shelter

• Approximately 3 years old, may be a Husky/ Coonhound mix • Very active • Eager to please • Affectionate • Seems to do well with male dogs, not female dogs • Needs a home with no children

This pet is available at the

• Domestic Medium Hair • Kitten • Female • Small • House Trained • Vaccinations up to date • Prefers a home without dogs, children

• Domestic Short Hair • Adult • Male Medium • Spayed / neutered



Peninsula Unwanted Pets Society







Kenai Animal Shelter: 283-7353 Soldotna Animal Shelter: 262-3969 Alaska’s Extended Life Animal Sanctuary: 776-3614 KPAL Rescue: 953-1449 Peninsula Unwanted Pets Society: Clear Creek Cat Rescue (CCCR): (907) 980-8898 Please visit WWW.PETFINDER. COM for available pets at these & other shelters or check the Peninsula Clarion Classified Ads.

This pet is available Kenai Peninsula Animal Lovers Rescue


• Border Collie & Shetland Sheepdog / Sheltie Mix • Adult • Female • Medium Black/ White/ Cream • Active, dominant, playful, young • Long-Hair • House Trained • Vaccinations up to date, spayed/neutered • Good in a home with cats, children, other animals. Birds, ferrets. • Prefers a home without other dogs. • Adoption Fee - $300.00

Meet Lucy Lucy is a sheltie/border collie mix who is about 3 years old (born ~April 13th). She is said to be good with children of all ages along with cats, ferrets, and other animals. She can get along with dogs and loves to play with them but needs to be in a home without another dominant dog (she would be best-suited as the only dog in the home but may go to a home with a submissive dog).


Donations Needed ~ Thank You!

Toys • Cat Scratchers • Old Towels • Blankets Shampoo • Collars • Treats • Dog & Cat Food

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Peninsula Clarion, October 08, 2019  

October 08, 2019 edition of the Peninsula Clarion

Peninsula Clarion, October 08, 2019  

October 08, 2019 edition of the Peninsula Clarion