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State Supreme Court hears youth climate suit By Dan Joling Associated Press

ANCHORAGE — An Alaska law promoting fossil fuel development infringes on the constitutional rights of young residents to a healthy environment, a lawyer told Alaska Supreme Court justices on Wednesday. A lawsuit filed by 16 Alaska youths claimed long-term effects of climate change will devastate the country’s northernmost state and interfere with their constitutional rights to life, liberty and public trust resources that sustain them. The state’s legislative and executive branches have not taken steps to lower greenhouse gas emissions and adopted a policy that promotes

Doctor held on narcotics charges By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

S o l d o t na doctor Lavern Davidhizar has been arrested on federal narcotics charges, U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced in a Wednesday press release. Special agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration arrested Davidhizar, 74, alleging he illegally distributed large amounts of opioids and other powerful narcotics by writing prescriptions for patients without medical examinations and lacking medical necessity, the press release from Schroder’s office said. Davidhizar was arrested pursuant to a criminal complaint that charges him with illegally distributing controlled substances outside the course of professional practice. The affidavit in support of the criminal complaint alleges that between 2017 and 2019 Davidhizar prescribed more than 700,000 narcotic pills, including hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, methadone and tramadol, the release said. According to the affidavit, Davidhizar was referred to as the “Candy Man” because it was common knowledge people could obtain pain medication prescriptions from him when they did not have a legitimate medical need, according See doctor, Page A3

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putting more in the air, said attorney Andrew Welle of the Oregon-based Our Children’s Trust group. “This is an issue that is squarely within the court’s authority,” Welle said. Assistant Attorney General Anna Jay urged justices to affirm a lower court ruling rejecting the claims. Ultimately, the climate change issues raised by Alaska youth must be addressed by the political branches of government, she said. “The court does not have the tools to engage in the type of legislative policy making endeavor required to formulate a broad state approach to greenhouse gas emissions,” she said. The 16 youths sued in 2017 and claimed damages by greenhouse

gas emissions are causing widespread damage in Alaska. The lawsuit said the state has experienced dangerously high temperatures, changed rain and snow patterns, rising seas, storm surge flooding, thawed permafrost, coastal erosion, violent storms and increased wildfires. Our Children’s Trust is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting natural systems for present and future generations. The group in 2011 unsuccessfully sued the state, claiming the state failed to adopt measures to protect young people from climate change. The judge in that case concluded that courts lack scientific, economic See suit, Page A3

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Esau Sinnok, of Shishmaref, speaks at a news conference Wednesday after the Alaska Supreme Court heard arguments in Anchorage, in a lawsuit that claims state policy on fossil fuels is harming the constitutional right of young Alaskans to a safe climate.

Areas of Chugach forest reopen after fire By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

Areas of the Chugach National Forest impacted by the Swan Lake Fire are now open, an Oct. 9 press release from the U.S. Forest Service said. The south portion of Resurrection Pass Trail, West Swan Lake, Swan Lake, Juneau Lake, Romig and Trout Lake cabins and surrounding areas, including all cabins and trails, are now open in the Seward Ranger District. The Forest Service is urging hikers to use extreme caution when exploring burned areas of the forest. “While efforts have been made to remove trees of concern and clear the trail and cabin areas, hazards within the burned area may include fire-weakened standing trees which can fall without warning and deep ash pits holding residual heat capable of causing severe burns.” The fire is expected to be completely contained by Dec. 31. Deep pockets of duff and heavy fuels will continue to smolder for weeks and possibly months. The Swan Lake Fire is estimated to be 167,164 acres, according to the National Interagency Coordination Center Incident Management Situation Report. A crew of eight

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Areas burned by the Swan Lake Fire can be seen from Vista Trail at Upper Skilak Campground on Sunday.

and an engine are managing the fire. The cost of the fire has reached more than $49 million to date. Emergency responders and volunteers who managed the fires burning on the Kenai Peninsula this summer were commended through a resolution at Tuesday’s Kenai

Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting. “The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly commends the work of fire managers, incident management teams, support personnel, and all of the volunteers that contributed towards the successful suppression and

containment of fires throughout the Kenai Peninsula,” the resolution said. “The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly makes special recognition of all of the firefighters, both locally and from other regions, that were on the front line working in extreme conditions to keep the

residents of the Kenai Peninsula safe.” A copy of the resolution will be sent to all responding agencies that served the Kenai Peninsula during this season. The Swan Lake Fire is one of many fires that have burned 2,577,028 acres in Alaska this summer.

Assembly welcomes, swears in new members By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

Three new assembly members were sworn in Tuesday night during the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting. Tyson Cox, Jesse Bjorkman and Brent Johnson will take their seats on the assembly at the next meeting, Oct. 22.

Cox will be representing the Soldotna area. Bjorkman will represent the Nikiski area. Brent Johnson will represent Kasilof area south to Happy Valley. Assembly President Wayne Ogle, Vice President Dale Bagley and assembly member Paul Fischer said farewell to their public office at Tuesday’s assembly

meeting. The three assembly members are stepping down from their public posts after choosing not to run for reelection. “I want to give a special thank you to Mr. Ogle, Mr. Bagley and Mr. Fischer for their years of public service,” Mayor Charlie Pierce said at Tuesday’s meeting. “I truly do hope we continue to see you

and hear your inputs.” Fischer has served on the assembly for a number of years, including as the body’s president. He told the assembly and the audience a story of his most memorable meeting, where the assembly stayed up all night to pick a new assembly president. Fischer said there were 16 members on the assembly

at the time, with half representing areas within the city and half outside of the city. The vote for a new president continued to draw a tie. “It was always coming back a tie, a tie, a tie,” Fischer said at Tuesday’s meeting. “By 7 a.m., we were all getting tired. Thanks to Seward, their See Assembly, Page A2

Defying inquiry, Trump makes charge more certain By Mary Clare Jalonick, Matthew Daly and Jonathan Lemire Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The combative White House letter vowing to defy the “illegitimate” impeachment inquiry has actually put President Donald Trump on a more certain path to charges. His refusal to honor subpoenas or allow testimony would likely play into a formal accusation

against him. The letter sent to House leaders by White House Counsel Pat Cipollone Tuesday evening declared the president would not cooperate with the investigation — a clear reason, Democrats say, to write an article of impeachment charging him with obstruction. The White House insists that a formal House vote is necessary just to start the impeachment process. But Democrats are moving ahead without

one, confident for now that they are backed by the Constitution and Trump’s own acknowledgements of trying to persuade a foreign government to investigate a political foe. “The White House should be warned that continued efforts to hide the truth of the president’s abuse of power from the American people will be regarded as further evidence of obstruction,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in response to the letter. “Mr. President, you are not above the

law. You will be held accountable.” Trump again defended his decision not to cooperate, calling a whistleblower’s complaint about his call with Ukraine’s leader “a fraud being perpetrated on the American public” and saying Republicans are being treated unfairly. He repeated he was being vilified for “a perfect phone call.” But the president also undercut his no-cooperation argument See trump, Page A2


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Assembly From Page A1

representative chickened out. He was in the city, so we got an outside-the-city president of the assembly.” Bagley, who has served on the assembly and as borough mayor in years past, thanked borough employees and fellow assembly members for their help during his public service experience. “I’m sure I’ll be back here to testify at assembly meetings, to tell the assembly and mayor all the things they’re doing wrong — or maybe I won’t,” Bagley said at Tuesday’s meeting. Ogle thanked his constituents for trusting him to do the job of the assembly member for two terms. “I’d like to thank the people of Nikiski and Salamatof for having the confidence and trust in me for six years, enabling me to represent them,” Ogle said. “I really, deeply appreciate that.” During their closing remarks, assembly members said their goodbyes to Ogle, Fischer and Bagley. “It’s been very educational for me to learn from all of you about our civic duty here as assembly members,” assembly member Willy Dunne said at Tuesday’s meeting. “Although we often disagree

Trump From Page A1

Wednesday by putting conditions on his willingness, saying he would cooperate only if the House held a vote and Democrats would “give us our rights.” Bolstered by polls showing increased public support for impeachment, Pelosi has shown no signs of shifting her strategy. Democrats plan to continue investigating while focusing on the president’s own acknowledgements that he asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate his country’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election and also political rival Joe Biden and his family. “The evidence provided by the president and his people has already been overwhelming,” even without additional witness testimony, said Connecticut Rep. Jim Himes. Himes is a Democratic member of the House intelligence committee, which is leading the Ukraine investigation. The intelligence panel, along with the Foreign Affairs and Oversight and Government Reform panels, subpoenaed Gordon Sondland, the U.S. European Union ambassador, on Tuesday after Trump’s State Department barred

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Newly elected assembly members Tyson Cox (left), Jesse Bjorkman and Brent Johnson are sworn in during Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting in Soldotna.

on things, I appreciate the ability to discuss in a civil way what’s best for the borough.” “Thank you to the three of you, and for all of your wisdom, unique approach and sense of humor,” assembly member Kelly Cooper said at Tuesday’s meeting. During his closing comments, Ogle said that he’s a fan of term limits, which aren’t currently in place on the assembly. He said he’s happy to see a new member take his seat on the assembly.

“New people, new ideas, new energy — I think that’s a very good thing,” Ogle said. Ogle, like each of the assembly members, congratulated the newly elected members. “You’ve got some very challenging, and I think some very interesting topics that are coming up — public issues that will take all of your brain power and wisdom to come to a good resolution on,” he said.

him from showing up at a scheduled deposition. Texts provided by another diplomat last week showed Sondland and others navigating Trump’s demands for investigations as they spoke to Ukrainian government officials about a possible visit to Washington. Trump’s stonewalling of impeachment comes as polls find that Americans are more likely to approve than disapprove of the inquiry, even as they divide on whether Trump should be removed from office. A new Washington PostSchar School poll finds 58% supportive of the decision by Congress to launch an impeachment inquiry that could lead to Trump being removed from office. About half of all Americans also think Congress should remove Trump from office. Still, the White House signaled it would not give an inch. Trump has taken to Twitter frequently to bash the probe, charging that the inquiry is not about anything more than partisan politics. “The Do Nothing Democrats are Con Artists, only looking to hurt the Republican Party and President,” Trump wrote. “Their total focus is 2020, nothing more, and nothing less.” After two weeks of an unfocused response to the impeachment probe, the White House letter amounted to the first

volley in a strategy that is more defined — but one that carries its own risks. “All that defiance does is add to the case” against the president, including obstruction of Congress, said Virginia Rep. Gerry Connolly, a Democrat who sits on the Oversight and Foreign Affairs panels. He said the White House strategy actually works to convince the public of the president’s guilt, citing the recent polls. “The public gets what’s happening,” Connolly said. But Trump allies both inside and outside the West Wing were pleased at the shot the letter represented. They argue their best chance at winning the politics of impeachment is to emulate the just-say-no tactics they used for much of the special counsel’s Russia probe and against other investigations launched by Democrats in the House majority. By making the fight as contentious as possible, the White House hopes to convince voters that the impeachment process is simply about politics. They also want to push the proceedings into next year, when the first ballots of the 2020 primaries are cast. That would make it easier for Republicans to demand that impeachment be put aside in favor of letting the voters decide in November.

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around the peninsula Central Peninsula Fish and Game Advisory Committee meeting

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.

The Central Peninsula Fish and Game Advisory Committee will be holding a public meeting in Ninilchik at the Ninilchik School Library on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. The committee is continuing its work on Lower Cook Inlet Board of Fish proposals from their previous meeting that was held on Tuesday, Oct. 8. For more information contact Dave Martin at 567-3306 or contact ADF&G Boards Support at 907-267-2354.

KPC Literacy Program

KCHS Nordic Ski Coach KCHS Ski Team Annual Sport Swap Fundraiser will take place Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium, Kenai Central High School. The team will be collecting sports and outdoor gear for all seasons that you want to donate or have us to sell for you. Drop off gear Friday, Oct. 11 from 4-7 p.m. or Saturday morning from 8-10 a.m. If you are looking to purchase gear we will be open Saturday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information call 690-1097 or 394-1825.

Kenai Totem Tracers meeting The Kenai Totem Tracers Genealogical Society will meet in the Kenai Community Library on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 1-3 p.m. October is Family History month. This month’s meeting won’t include a program. Instead, all who attend are welcomed to share family history stories of their own, whether it be finding a long lost relative or ancestor, a surprise ending to a research effort, or needing advice from others for a difficult search. If you don’t have a story to share, that’s OK too. Come join us to learn and share. Some informational handouts may be available also. The meeting is free and the public is 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.

Woodturners meeting The Kenai Peninsula Woodturners will hold their monthly meeting at 1

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: dttaylor@

The Debussy Trio The Performing Arts Society proudly presents The Debussy Trio, a delightful ensemble of harp, flute, and viola to warm the cool October evening. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. General admission is $20; student admission is $10. Tickets are available at River City Books, Northcountry Fair, Already Read Books, Country Liquor, and at the door.

Drawdown: Book to Action Climate Series Cook Inletkeeper and KenaiChange are excited to announce the seventh and final event in our Drawdown: Book to Action Climate Series on Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 5:30-8 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Soldotna Cook Inletkeeper Community Action Studio (35911 Kenai Spur Hwy, Suite 13). This series uses the book “Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming” as a jumping off point to discuss how we can take local action to respond to a rapidly changing climate. We will be reviewing and evaluating the solutions we have brainstormed over the past six months and voting on our first solution to implement at the local level. Refreshments featuring healthy, local foods will be provided.

Caregiving: Vital Signs Kenai Senior Center will host Caregiver Support Meeting Training DVD on Caregiving: Vital Signs

on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. This program helps caregivers learn how temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure and pain assessment provide valuable information about their care partner’s health. Please join us to share your experiences as a caregiver, or to support someone who is a caregiver. Call Sharon or Judy at 907-262-1280, for more information.

PROPS meeting The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council’s PROPS (Prevention, Response, Operations and Safety) Committee meeting will be held in Kenai on Friday, Oct. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association building, 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road. The public is welcome to attend. For an agenda, directions or more information call 907-283-7222 or 800-652-7222.

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

4th Annual Fall Pumpkin Festival Kenai’s 4th Annual Fall Pumpkin Festival will take place Saturday, Oct. 12 from noon-3 p.m. at Millennium Square (415 Spur View Dr., Kenai). Introducing, for the first time this year, the $2 Pumpkin Pick which includes a Hay Maze and Pumpkin Painting. There will also be food trucks, scarecrows, music, hay rides, petting zoo, face painting and more family fun for everyone! Call Kenai Parks, Recreation & Beautification Department at 907-283-8262 for additional information. You can also find this event on our Facebook page.

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

40th Annual Original Christmas Boutique The Kenai Senior Center will host the 40th Annual Original Christmas Boutique on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Includes distinctive handcrafted gifts created by 12 local artisans and craftspeople.

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to the release. Search warrants were executed by federal law enforcement in the case on Tuesday. Davidhizar owns and practices at Family Medical Clinic in Soldotna. Since 1978, Davidhizar has been licensed as an osteopathic physician and holds an Alaska medical license. “Together with our partners in law enforcement, we are committed to prosecuting the illegal distribution of controlled substances, whether the crimes are committed by medical professionals or street dealers,” Schroder said in the release. “The end result of their activities is the same: the creation of addicts, crime, and sometimes death.” If convicted, Davidhizar faces a maximum of 20 years imprisonment. Law enforcement agencies continue to investigate Davidhizar’s prescribing history. The Davidhizar case is being

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and technological resources that agencies can use to determine climate policy and it was best left in their hands. Anchorage Superior Court Judge Gregory Miller rejected the current case a year ago. Alaska has no state sales or income tax and historically has relied on the petroleum industry, which extracts crude oil and sends most of it to West Coast Refineries, for much of its revenue. Welle said state policy promoting fossil fuels, expressed in a state statute, should be declared unconstitutional because it harms young Alaskans by trading short-term financial gains for long-term health problems. The lead client in the case, Esau Sinnok, has had his constitutional right to health and happiness denied by state policy and lack of action on climate change, Welle said. “His home village of Shishmaref is literally wiped off the map because of climate change,” Welle said before the hearing. “It’s endangering his culture, the very existence

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prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Stephen Corso and Jonas Walker. S c h r o d e r ’s office announced a second arrest Wednesday. Jessica Joyce Spayd, a licensed advanced nurse practitioner specializing in pain management and addiction treatment who owns a clinic in Eagle River, was also arrested on federal narcotics charges. Spayd was arrested pursuant to a criminal complaint that charges her with illegally distributing oxycodone, methadone and hydromorphone. Between 2014 and 2019, Spayd prescribed more than 4 million dosage units of opioid narcotics to just over 450 patients in Alaska, many of whom traveled hundreds of miles from Fairbanks, Utqiagvik, King Salmon and other remote locations to obtain prescriptions, the affidavit in support of the criminal complaint alleges. The complaint alleges that Spayd’s unlawful distribution of opioids resulted in the deaths of two patients. Law enforcement agencies continue to investigate Spayd’s prescribing history.

of his community, the health and safety of him and his community members.” Justice Peter Maassen asked Welle if the energy policy was balanced by other policies in state law, such as protection for natural resources and the environment. “How can we conclude that government agencies are following the energy policy blindly without consideration of these other policies?” Maassen asked. Welle said that while statutes provide authority to protect the environment, state agencies have been directed to systemically promote fossil fuels. Justice Susan Carney called Welle’s attention to a newspaper opinion piece by former Gov. Bill Walker in which he acknowledged severe economic effects of climate change. “Isn’t that a sign that state policy has balanced those concerns?” she asked. Welle replied that the court when assessing state policies, and their effects on fundamental constitutional rights, can assess the process, look at decisions and decide if balance struck is the most narrowly tailored choice.

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Fire crews douse large vehicle fire in Anchor Point Firefighters from Anchor Point and Ninilchik doused a large vehicle fire in Anchor Point on Sunday, according to the Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services. Personnel from Anchor Point Fire and EMS were dispatched at 6:12 p.m. on Monday, along with Alaska State Troopers, to respond to an outdoor fire on Greenfield Road, which is located off North Fork Road in Anchor Point. They found about 10 vehicles ablaze among a pile of scrap vehicles, according to a press release.

“Sufficient water supply could not be established quickly enough to keep the fire from spreading throughout the remaining vehicles,” the release states. The fire engine used in the initial attack on the fire was then removed and used instead to protect the house nearest the fire. The fire eventually spread through the entire pile, involving 300-400 vehicles, according to the release. Several hours and 90,000 gallons of water later, firefighters were able to control and put out the fire by 12:30 a.m., the release states. No one was injured in the blaze. The 16 firefighters from Anchor Point were aided by two medics from the same agency, eight firefighters from Ninilchik Emergency Services, four from Homer

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Volunteer Fire Department and one from Kachemak Emergency Services. Anchor Point Fire and EMS used two engines, two tankers and a ladder truck in addition to three tankers from Ninilchik, and a tanker each from Homer and KESA. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. — Homer News

Police: Memory card depicts woman’s killing, man in custody

A digital memory card found on a street in Alaska’s largest city contained videos of a woman being strangled and pictures of her face down in the back of a truck, according to police and a charging

document released Wednesday. Anchorage police believe human remains found along a highway earlier this month are those of the woman. Authorities said they are working to identify her and her manner of death. Police said they arrested Brian Steven Smith, 48, on a murder charge Tuesday. Smith had a brief court appearance Wednesday in which he was not asked to enter a plea. A judge said he would appoint for Smith a public defender when Smith said he could not afford a lawyer. Deputy District Attorney Brittany L. Dunlop said the process calls for the case to be brought before a grand jury. The investigation continues. A charging document filed by

the Department of Law and based on a review of the investigation so far graphically describes the images and videos on the card, which someone last week reported finding on a street in Anchorage. The card contained 39 images and 12 videos, the document states. The videos show the woman being strangled, with a man’s voice in one saying “just … die,” according to the document. There are pictures of the woman under a blanket on a hotel luggage cart near a truck and in the truck bed, the document states. Police spokesman MJ Thim said police believe Smith recorded the events himself. He said police believe the killing occurred in early September. — Associated Press

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NBA chooses money over morals


ight for freedom. Stand with Hong Kong.” Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rockets, tweeted that message on Friday (Oct. 4). It’s a sentiment that should command broad support in the United States, and throughout the free world. But the reaction from China, which does not number free expression among its cherished values, was swift and painful for the N.B.A. The shoe company Li Ning and the Shanghai Pudong Development Bank ended sponsorship deals with the Rockets; Chinese broadcasters said they would not show Rockets games; the Chinese Basketball Association — led by the former Rockets star Yao Ming — suspended ties with the team. “There is no doubt, the economic impact is already clear,” said Adam Silver, the league’s commissioner. Mr. Silver went on to add that he supported Mr. Morey, but “what I am supporting is his freedom of political expression in this situation.” The billionaires who control the lucrative basketball league, however, nearly tripped over themselves in their haste to abjure Mr. Morey’s remarks. The N.B.A., like many large American businesses, is besotted by the opportunity to make money in China’s expanding market. And the league once again made clear it is willing to obey China’s rules to preserve that chance. The owner of the Rockets, Tilman Fertitta, raced for the traditional refuge of international capitalists — the insistence that business can be segregated from political considerations. “We’re here to play basketball and not to offend anybody,” Mr. Fertitta told ESPN. But it should be perfectly clear that playing basketball in China is political. Last year, the N.B.A. staged a game in South Africa for the explicit purpose of celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela. When the N.B.A. goes to China, that’s a statement, too. It means that the N.B.A. has weighed China’s human rights abuses against China’s potential as a source of revenue, and it has decided that it can live with state policies like the detention of hundreds of thousands of Chinese Muslims in the northwestern province of Xinjiang. The owner of the Brooklyn Nets, the Chinese billionaire Joe Tsai, took the opportunity to publish an open letter scolding Americans for talking about the affairs of other nations. He also mischaracterized the Hong Kong protests as a “separatist movement.” Mr. Tsai’s suggestion that people should avoid “third rail” issues may well be good manners when visiting a foreign country, but Mr. Morey posted his tweet while visiting Japan — and on a website that is not accessible to the general public in mainland China. The face of the Rockets, the point guard James Harden, issued a public apology on Monday. “We apologize,” he said. For what, exactly, remained unclear. Do the N.B.A.’s owners appreciate that their wealth is a product of the freedoms they enjoy in this country? Does Mr. Harden, the owner of a famous beard, know that Muslims in Xinjiang are not allowed to grow beards like his? The N.B.A. has an undoubted right to set rules for its work force, but it cannot simultaneously claim to champion free expression — the value of which consists entirely in the right to say what others don’t want to hear. American executives and policymakers initially reconciled themselves to following China’s rules by arguing that China’s turn toward capitalism, and its exposure to the United States, would gradually lead toward democracy and a greater respect for human rights. They argued, in effect, that silence was the most productive form of criticism. It should now be clear that silence is merely complicity, no more or less. It is the moral price the N.B.A. and other businesses are paying for making money in China. — The New York Times, Oct. 7

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voices of the peninsula | Tim Dillon

Leadership to enhance, foster and promote economic development


ilcorp’s proven ability to increase production is just what Alaska needs. In 2009, elected officials and leaders across Southcentral Alaska were sounding the alarm about the risk of losing natural gas deliverability due to inadequate gas supply. The possibility of rolling blackouts had citizens on edge and demanding solutions. Once an active, thriving oil and gas basin, Cook Inlet oil production peaked in 1970, and had since declined to the point where the big Cook Inlet players were no longer investing in new projects. Plenty of hydrocarbons remained in Cook Inlet, but not in quantities sufficient to hold the interest of larger, multinational companies who typically prefer largescale projects. The Alaska State Legislature moved quickly, changing Cook Inlet’s tax structure to attract more investment. Soon thereafter, smaller players swarmed into the inlet and began looking for new oil and natural gas. The most notable was Hilcorp, which began buying assets from Marathon,

XTO, and others. Before long, Hilcorp was the dominant player in Cook Inlet, and began injecting hundreds of millions in new investment into finding oil and gas. Fast forward a few years, and Southcentral Alaska’s utilities had all the gas they needed under contract, as well as a new storage facility that allowed excess gas pumped during the summer to be saved for wintertime demand spikes. The Cook Inlet Recovery Act was essentially repealed a few years later, but Hilcorp was now well established in the area with plans for more investment. More recently, Hilcorp reconstructed the Cook Inlet subsea pipeline that stretches along the west side of the Inlet, a $90 million project. After years of successfully applying its unique business model in Cook Inlet, Hilcorp realized it could do the same on Alaska’s North Slope, another basin with significant potential. In 2014, Hilcorp purchased a portion of BP’s assets: Northstar, Milne Point, Endicott, and Liberty. Since then, Hilcorp has operated the

fields, increasing investment, activity, and production from the producing fields. Hilcorp has made significant investments, increased daily production by thousands of barrels a day, and most importantly have extended field life. The Prudhoe Bay announcement represents the next opportunity in Alaska’s oil and gas story, and is a natural outgrowth of oil field economics. Hilcorp has a proven track record of taking over older, more established oil and gas fields and breathing new life into them. The positive impact they have had on the economy of the Cook Inlet basın has been significant and continues. Their can-do attitude is a positive sign that Alaska’s largest and most iconic oil field will continue to support thousands of Alaskan jobs and produce oil and generate state revenue for years to come. Tim Dillon is the executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District (KPEDD). KPEDD is a non-government organization that aids and promotes responsible and sustainable regional economic growth.

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Analysis: Trump’s Syria move gets quick, negative results By Matthew Lee Associated Press

WASHINGTON— The U.S. must escape the “Endless Wars” in the Middle East, President Donald Trump repeatedly declares. Mission accomplished, at least in the shortest of short terms. When on Wednesday Turkey attacked the Kurds, America’s longtime battlefield allies, U.S. troops had evacuated from harm’s way. But hardly anyone was cheering the latest result of Trump’s unpredictable foreign policy. From Iran to North Korea, China, Iraq, Afghanistan and Venezuela, nearly all of Trump’s foreign policy priorities remain works in progress nearly three years into his presidency. All have been punctuated by abrupt shifts that have frustrated and alienated friends and allies, confused foes and rivals and left the impression that “America First” really does, as critics say, mean America alone. But none has produced such speedy or potentially damaging consequences. High-profile summits with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un followed threats of “fire and fury.” Offers to open a dialogue with Iran followed the imposition of harsh sanctions. Both efforts have yet to produce definitive outcomes. Negotiations with the Taliban aimed at withdrawing U.S. forces from Afghanistan have been hit with fits and starts. The trade war with China continues apace. Venezuela remains a morass with Nicolas Maduro still in power despite attempts to dislodge him. No such delay with Turkey, Syria and the Kurds. Trump’s determination to pull American troops out of the Middle East opened the door to the Turkish incursion just 72 hours after the White House announced the U.S.

would pull back from the TurkeySyria border and not stand in the way. “This clearly has an immediate, sequential consequence that very few of the other decisions he has made have had,” said Aaron David Miller, former U.S. diplomat and senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. “It has had a direct and negative impact, although how catastrophic remains to be seen.” On Wednesday, Trump himself called Turkey’s military assault a “bad idea” that the U.S. did not “endorse.” U.S. officials held out hope that the attacks could be limited. But the start of combat along the border marked what may be the failure of a highrisk, complex strategy supposedly designed to prevent just such an outcome. Officials familiar with the administration’s strategy say it was drawn up to try to reconcile the harsh realities of Trump’s insistence on withdrawal and Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s insistence on attacking. One official described the choice the administration faced as either getting into a shooting war with Turkey, a NATO ally, or standing down and pressing Turkey hard to limit its operation with threats to punish it economically if Erdogan should go too far. Trump’s abrupt decision a few days ago to remove the American shield — just a few dozen soldiers but, crucially wearing U.S. uniforms — that was keeping the Turks away has been met with widespread condemnation from supporters as well as the usual critics. Condemnation from normally reliable Republican Trump allies on Capitol Hill has been notably fierce. The Kurds have accused Trump of a gross betrayal. U.S. officials acknowledge that but also say it was unavoidable in the face of Erdogan’s determination to go after the Kurds,

whom Turkey accuses of being terrorists and a severe threat. Republicans as well as Democrats in Congress, and many national defense experts, say the move has placed U.S. credibility as well as the Kurds and regional stability at great risk. By all accounts, the Kurds were the most effective force in fighting the Islamic State in the region. “I think it makes it less likely that others will want to work with the United States in the future,” said Bradley Bowman, senior director of the Center on Military and Political Power at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a Washington think tank with hawkish views on the Mideast. “The foreign policy is not clear,” said Rahim Rashidi, a Kurdish journalist based in Washington. “It is difficult to tell who is a friend, who is an enemy.” The argument that the unpredictable and volatile Trump was following through on a plan put to him by experts is implausible to many, particularly his critics, who see the president as impulsive and concerned more about his own image than in U.S. national security. Democrats and Republicans alike denounced Trump’s first announcement as reckless and selfdefeating, and the administration’s attempts to clean it up put Trump into the role of both good cop and bad cop with the Turks. Mindful of Trump’s pledges to eventually withdraw all American forces from Syria and Erdogan’s increasingly vocal threats to fight the Kurds, the U.S. plan was to present Erdogan with a stark choice: either cooperate with its NATO ally at minimal cost to ensure Turkey’s security from legitimate threats it faces from the Kurds or go it alone with an invasion and bear all the consequences.

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GOP taking impeachment fight to states Nuclear, uranium industries seek aid By Zeke Miller and Jonathan J. Cooper Associated Press

CASA GRANDE, Ariz.— While President Donald Trump plays defense on impeachment in Washington, Republicans are taking the fight to Democrats in the states. Dozens of shouting and flag-waving Trump supporters gathered Tuesday at the Casa Grande field office of Democratic Rep. Tom O’Halleran, who has signaled support for an impeachment inquiry, to protest Democratic efforts to remove the president from office. “Nancy Pelosi is pursuing a hyperpartisan witch hunt,” Arizona GOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward said, shouting over the chants and whistles of a handful of Democrats launching a counterprotest. Democrats can’t win at the ballot box so they’re fixated on beating Trump through impeachment, she said. Behind her, Democrats chanted, “Dump Trump! Dump Trump!” as Republicans shouted back, “USA! USA!” The Arizona desert town of 55,000 is the latest front in the political war over the effort to try to remove the president from office. As Democrats’ subpoenas fly, the Republican effort to exact political pain on those pushing the impeachment probe is just

getting started. “We are making hurt from Maine to California for these Democrats that want to impeach the president,” said Rick Gorka, a spokesman for the Republican National Committee and the Trump campaign. The national party has drawn up a list of more than 60 target races for the House, Senate and governor where Democrats are running in districts or states carried by Trump, aiming to make impeachment a central theme in those races. The effort highlights how impeachment, while perilous to the president, can be a political boon to the GOP, whose voters remain largely steadfast in support of Trump. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi initially resisted efforts to begin impeachment proceedings because of middling public support for trying to remove Trump and a belief it could put moderate Democrats in a tough spot. Republicans contend that despite some movement in national surveys toward support for impeachment, there are dozens of Democrats who have been made more vulnerable by the impeachment inquiry. Already, the RNC has devoted more than $2 million to an ad buy accusing moderate House Democrats of voting “with the

radicals for endless investigations of President Trump,” and it’s promising millions more will follow. Phase one of the counter-impeachment campaign, Gorka said, has been focused on the twoweek congressional recess, with a more sustained effort coming to “make sure that pressure stays on them in D.C. and when they’re home on weekends.” “Until they end this impeachment madness, they are going to be hearing and feeling the pressure from us,” he added. That’s where the local press conferences come in. The retail-style events are designed to energize the president’s core of supporters and draw attention to lawmakers’ stances on impeachment. Similar rallies are being scheduled across the country. “Stop the impeachment!” more than a dozen Trump supporters chanted Tuesday outside Jared Golden’s district office in Lewiston, Maine. And hundreds of Trump backers demonstrated against Pelosi on Friday as she attended a fundraising event in Greenville, South Carolina. The local events are planned by the RNC, state parties and the GOP’s House and Senate arms, while the White House and the Trump campaign train most of their fire on Trump’s would-be Democratic opponents. “Democrats know they

can’t beat President Trump at the ballot box, so they want to deny Americans the opportunity to vote to reelect him,” said Tim Murtaugh, the Trump campaign communications director. “In fighting against that, the campaign follows the lead of the president and the White House. The RNC is also an excellent partner and we all are working well in concert together.” David Bergstein, the Democratic National Committee’s director of battleground state communications, said Democrats want to make sure voters are well informed of Trump’s “record of broken promises” ahead of the 2020 election. “A distraction campaign won’t erase Trump’s record: he’s spiked health care costs, his tax scam will raise taxes on tens of millions of working families in order to give his rich friends another handout -- and he’s been caught asking foreign governments to interfere in our elections, which is un-American,” Bergstein said in a statement. O’Halleran is a former Republican legislator who switched parties and was elected in Arizona’s sprawling and mostly rural 1st Congressional District, the most competitive in the state. He’s being aggressively targeted by Republicans who see Trump’s popularity with rural voters as a liability for him. Trump narrowly won the district in 2016.

Community still reeling from Michael By Mine Schneider

WASHINGTON — A plea from uranium mining companies and nuclear power plant operators for tax breaks and other federal financial boosts is going before President Donald Trump, as his administration studies reviving the U.S. uranium industry in the name of national security. Trump is scheduled to receive recommendations Thursday from a task force of national security, military and other federal officials about ways to revive U.S. uranium mining, which has lagged against global competition amid low uranium ore prices. Uranium is a vital component for the country’s nuclear arsenal, submarines and nuclear power plants. U.S. uranium users get about 10% of their supply from domestic sources, the federal Energy Information Administration has said. Most of the rest comes from Canada and Australia, followed by Russia and former Soviet republics. U.S. uranium mining interests have pressured Trump to require uranium users to get 25% of what they use from domestic

suppliers, saying the global market is vulnerable to geopolitical turmoil. Trump rejected the quota idea this past summer and gave the task force 90 days to come up with other ideas. An Aug. 18 letter from the Nuclear Energy Institute industry group laid out the sector’s requests, including a recommendation for the Defense Department to procure more domestic uranium for military needs and for subsidies for electric utilities or uranium producers for the production of up to 3 million pounds of partially processed uranium yearly. Nuclear power plants, which have been suffering in the U.S. marketplace against cheaper natural gas and renewables, also are seeking assistance. Plant operators and utilities had opposed the production quota sought by mining interests. “There are reactors out there that are financially in difficulty,” Matthew Wald, a Nuclear Energy Institute spokesman, said this week. “We would like to see a thriving domestic uranium industry … We don’t want something that will raise the costs of domestic reactors.”

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Woman accuses Matt Lauer of rape; ex-anchor denies claim NEW YORK — A woman who worked at NBC News claimed that Matt Lauer raped her at a hotel while on assignment for the Sochi Olympics, an encounter the former “Today” show host claimed was consensual. The claim outlined by Brooke Nevils in Ronan Farrow’s book, “Catch and Kill,” puts a name and details behind the event that led to Lauer’s firing by NBC in 2017. It also provoked the first public response from Lauer, who said in a defiant and graphic letter made public by his lawyer that “my silence was a mistake.” Variety first reported Nevils’ charges after obtaining a copy of Farrow’s book. The Associated Press typically does not identify alleged victims of sexual assault, unless they step forward publicly as Nevils has done. Nevils, who was working for Meredith Vieira in Sochi, met her for drinks one night and Lauer joined them. Nevils said she had six shots of vodka and wound up going to Lauer’s room. She said that Lauer pushed her onto a bed and asked if she liked anal sex. Nevils said she declined several times, but then Lauer “just did it.” She described the encounter as “excruciatingly painful.”

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ORLANDO, Fla. — A year after Hurricane Michael , the Florida county hardest hit by the Category 5 storm is still in crisis: Thousands in Bay County are homeless, medical care and housing are at a premium, domestic violence has become a problem and severely diminished mental health services are overwhelmed with backlogs. Michael, among the strongest hurricanes ever to make landfall in the United States, barreled onto the Florida Panhandle on Oct. 10, 2018, with 160 mph winds, ripping homes from their foundations, flattening others and utterly devastating Tyndall Air Force Base, home to 11,000 airmen. It left 22,000 of Bay County’s then180,000 residents homeless and resulted in total insured losses of almost $7 billion. This summer, county officials unveiled a nearly 300-page blueprint to rebuild. Among their ideas is to use shipping containers and 3-D technology to build new houses and to offer signing bonuses for doctors to replace those who fled when their offices and equipment were destroyed. They have their work cut out for them: About 5,000 people are still homeless and rent for the few available living quarters has skyrocketed. About 1 in 6 insurance claims are still unresolved, and local government officials are worried about depleted tax coffers as small businesses struggle to reopen. Bay County schools have lost more than 1 in 8 students, which will affect the amount of state education funding they receive. “The community at large is suffering from trauma and grief,” officials said in their report, released in July. “Citizens are fatigued, tired and anxious.” Teri Powell Hord, whose Panama City neighborhood was blasted by Michael, said haggling with insurance companies and contractors has dragged out the recovery process and is taking its toll on residents’ mental health. “It’s frustrating,” Hord said. More people than ever before are in need of mental health services. Such services were fairly limited

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Rescue personnel perform a search in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Florida, on Oct. 18, 2018.

before Michael hit. Now, officials said in their report, they are “taxed well beyond capacity.” During the past school year alone, 125 students in Bay County schools were placed in custody for a mental health evaluation under Florida’s Baker Act. Because the hurricane left standing only one medical center that can receive Baker Act patients, students were sent to facilities as far as 580 miles away. The school district has a waitlist of 350 students who need mental health services, and the county at large lost 40 percent of its behavioral health specialists after the storm. “We are in the midst of a mental health crisis here in Bay County,” school district officials concluded in a report. County officials also said they had seen a disturbing amount of domestic violence cases but did not provide details immediately. Health care also has suffered. Several months after the hurricane, Daniel Steele’s fiancee, Rebecca Akins, started having breathing problems that he thinks were caused by storm-related mold in their home outside Panama City. He took her to the damaged hospital, Bay Medical Center, but it had lost its intensive care unit. Akins eventually was taken to a hospital in Pensacola, 140 miles away. “The hospital was devastated by the storm and there’s still no ICU. What’s up with that?” Steele said.

One of the county’s two hospitals, heavily damaged by the storm, has only about a quarter of the beds it did before. The Bay County recovery blueprint calls for signing bonuses, slashed taxes and student loan forgiveness to physicians and mental health providers who come to Bay County. It recommends building a new hospital in Panama City Beach, a section of the county largely spared the worst of the damage, and enhancing security during emergencies at clinics that house pharmaceuticals. It also calls for acquiring block housing — a large number of apartments in the same building or trailer park — to house mental health

providers. In August, Florida first lady Casey DeSantis announced the installation of 63 “telehealth” kiosks where students in public schools that were affected by the hurricane can speak to a mental health professional remotely. Building affordable housing is another priority for the county — both for residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed and the influx of construction workers who are helping to rebuild. Hurricane Michael damaged an estimated 60,000 homes. Since the storm, rental prices have spiked. There have been increases in foreclosures as residents who lost their jobs struggled to keep up with mortgage payments.

Politician charged in human-trafficking adoption fraud scheme PHOENIX — An Arizona politician ran an adoption fraud scheme that promised pregnant women thousands of dollars to lure them from a Pacific Island nation to the U.S., where they were crammed into houses to wait to give birth, sometimes with little to no prenatal care in what prosecutors called a human smuggling case. Paul Petersen, the assessor of Arizona’s most populous county, was charged in Utah, Arizona and Arkansas with counts including human smuggling, sale of a child, fraud, forgery and conspiracy to commit money laundering. The charges span about three years and involve some 75 adoptions. Investigators also found eight pregnant women from the Marshall Islands in raids of his properties outside Phoenix, and several more are waiting to give birth in Utah, authorities said. “The commoditization of children is simply evil,” said Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes. The adoptive parents are considered victims along with the birth mothers, and no completed adoptions will be undone, authorities said. Petersen’s attorney, Matthew Long, defended his client’s actions during a Tuesday court hearing in Phoenix as “proper business practices” and said they disagreed with the allegations. — Associated Press

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Bipartisan Senate bill would halt arms sales to Turkey By Alan Fram Associated Press

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan Senate bill would halt U.S. military assistance to NATO ally Turkey and clamp sanctions on the U.S. assets of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan because of his country’s invasion Wednesday of northern Syria. The measure effectively rebukes President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to pull U.S. troops from the region. Soon after their withdrawal, Erdogan commenced air and ground assaults on Syrian Kurdish fighters who’ve been helping the U.S. battle Islamic State extremists there, which numerous lawmakers and others had warned would happen. The measure would also impose sanctions on foreign military sales to Turkey, an

outline of the legislation said. It would take effect immediately, and its restrictions would be lifted only when the Trump administration certifies that Turkey has ceased its operations and withdrawn its forces from the region. Trump told reporters at the White House that he agreed with sanctions but seemed to condition that on Turkey’s actions inside Syria. “I actually think much tougher than sanctions, if (Erdogan) doesn’t do it in as humane a way as possible,” Trump said, apparently referring to Turkey’s invasion. He said he would define humane as possible “as we go along.” Sen. Chris Van Hollen, a Maryland Democrat, said he and co-sponsor Sen. Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, planned to introduce the legislation as soon

as Congress returns from a recess next week. He said he and Graham would seek commitments from Senate leaders to bring the legislation to the floor quickly. Van Hollen said in an interview that the removal of U.S. forces from the area, where there had been hundreds of American troops, was a “total betrayal” of allied Kurds. “While the Administration refuses to act against Turkey, I expect strong bipartisan support,” Graham, a leading GOP voice on military matters who is normally a staunch Trump backer, said in a written statement. Besides Erdogan, the measure would sanction the American assets of six other top Turkish officials. Under the sanctions, their access to their holdings in the U.S. would be restricted, said one congressional

aide who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the bill publicly. Erdogan sent his forces into Syria even though Trump had previously threatened to “totally destroy and obliterate” Turkey’s economy if their push went too far. Syrian Kurdish fighters have been America’s only allies in Syria fighting IS, and hundreds of American troops have been stationed there. Turkey considers the Kurdish fighters to be terrorists allied with a Kurdish insurgency in Turkey. Trump has said he doesn’t want the U.S. to fight “these endless, senseless wars.” He also criticized Graham for favoring the deployment of too many troops overseas. “I think Lindsey would like to stay there for the next

Baderkhan Ahmad / Associated Press

Syrians flee shelling by Turkish forces in Ras al Ayn, northeast Syria, on Wednesday. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Wednesday the start of a Turkish military operation against Kurdish fighters.

200 years and maybe add a couple of hundred thousand people every place, but I disagree with Lindsey on that,” he said. Turkey has long been a major recipient of U.S. arms.

But that relationship has been threatened recently after Turkey began accepting delivery of a Russian air defense system, which the White House said would help Russian intelligence.

2 British IS members known as ‘Beatles’ removed from Syria By Deb Reichmann and Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Two British militants believed to be part of an Islamic State group that beheaded hostages and was known as “The Beatles” have been moved out of a detention center in Syria and are in American custody, U.S. officials said Wednesday. President Donald Trump said earlier Wednesday that the U.S. has moved some of the Islamic State prisoners amid fears some could escape custody as Turkey invades northeast Syria.

The two men, El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Amon Kotey, along with other British jihadis, allegedly made up the IS cell nicknamed “The Beatles” by surviving captives because of their English accents. In 2014 and 2015, the militants held more than 20 Western hostages in Syria and tortured many of them. It beheaded seven American, British and Japanese journalists and aid workers and a group of Syrian soldiers, boasting of the butchery in videos released to the world. U.S. officials said the two were taken out of Syria by U.S. military and law enforcement

personnel to ensure they did not escape if security broke down as a result of the Turkish incursion. Turkey is attacking the U.S.-backed Syrian Defense Forces, a Kurdish force that battled the Islamic State group alongside American troops and now is responsible for guarding thousands of detained militants. But guarding those prisoners is now expected to be less of a priority for the Kurdish forces as they rush to defend their territory against the invading Turkish military. Trump told reporters at the White House that some of the “most dangerous” had been

moved, but he did not say how many or where they had been taken. U.S. Officials said just a small number of highprofile Islamic State detainees are being relocated, but thousands of others remain in custody and there are no immediate concerns the Kurds will completely abandon the facilities. “We’re putting them in different locations where it’s secure,” Trump said. The U.S. officials said that some Kurds left the prisons to join the fight but did not flee in large numbers. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations, said

operations against remaining members of the Islamic State group are on hold following the invasion Wednesday by Turkey, which sees the Kurds as a threat and is trying to create a buffer zone between the territory held by the SDF and the Syrian border. In March, Kurdish and U.S. forces cleared the last members of the Islamic State group from what was left of their self-declared caliphate, which once sprawled across a large part of Iraq and Syria. U.S. officials said American forces are not out doing patrols looking for Islamic State group fighters because their Kurdish partners are

more focused on the Turkish fight. But they said U.S. operations could restart quickly if needed. About 30 to 50 U.S. troops were moved out of the way from two outposts in the border region. There are a number of U.S. forces in other bases just outside the so-called safe zone as well as in Manbij and other locations around the country. They have not been moved but are mainly staying in place to avoid attacks. There are about 2,500 Islamic State foreign fighters being detained in Syria, along with about 10,000 fighters from Syria and Iraq.

Shooting latest indication of increasing anti-Semitism Associated Press

The shooting that left two dead and several injured in Halle, Germany, on Wednesday — when Jews celebrated Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for their faith — has shined a spotlight on the worldwide rise of anti-Semitic incidents. The attack in Germany, where investigators are

pursuing anti-Semitic motives after the assailant reportedly shot at the door of a synagogue in an attempt to gain entry, drew swift condemnation from United Nations Secretary General António Guterres and renewed calls from Jewish groups in the U.S. to step up cooperation in combating anti-Semitism. “We have been saying

for several years that anti-Semitism is real, it’s resurgent, it’s lethal and it’s multi-sourced,” American Jewish Committee CEO David Harris said in an interview. Harris added that Wednesday’s Yom Kippur attack in Halle, coming on the heels of the one-year anniversary of an antiSemitic shooting that

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killed 11 worshippers at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue, “should all be triggering alarm bells. The question is whether they are.” A brief look at the state of global anti-Semitism:

U.S. and Canada The Anti-Defamation League, which called the Germany shooting “heartbreaking” in a Wednesday statement, reported earlier this year that violent anti-Semitic episodes in the United States doubled in 2018. Wednesday’s holy

day of Yom Kippur also saw an anti-Semitic incident reported in New York, where Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a statement condemning what he called “the desecration of a Holocaust memorial” in the city of White Plains on the eve of the holiday. In Canada, the government reported a 4% dip in antiSemitic attacks last year — but only after a sharp rise in 2017.

Europe Anti-Semitism is a top concern in Germany, where

data shows reported, antiSemitic incidents rose 10% last year, according to Tel Aviv University’s Kantor Center, and where the trial of a group of alleged neo-Nazis for planning an attack in Berlin began last week. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government earlier this year affirmed its commitment to protecting Jews who wear skullcaps from anti-Semitic threats. But beyond Germany, several other nations are grappling with spiking reports of anti-Semitic sentiment as well as behavior.

Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 10, the 283rd day of 2019. There are 82 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 10, 2001, U.S. jets pounded the Afghan capital of Kabul. President George W. Bush unveiled a list of 22 most-wanted terrorists, including Osama bin Laden. On this date: In 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy was established in Annapolis, Maryland. In 1913, the Panama Canal was effectively completed as President Woodrow Wilson sent a signal from the White House by telegraph, setting off explosives that destroyed a section of the Gamboa dike. In 1938, Nazi Germany completed its annexation of Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland (soo-DAYT’-uhn-land). In 1943, Chiang Kai-shek took the oath of office as president of China. In 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower apologized to the finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after the official was refused seating in a Howard Johnson’s restaurant near Dover, Delaware. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy, responding to the Thalidomide birth defects crisis, signed an amendment to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act requiring pharmaceutical companies to prove that their products were safe and effective prior to marketing. In 1964, the first Summer Olympics to be held in Asia were opened in Tokyo by Japanese Emperor Hirohito. Entertainer Eddie Cantor, 72, died in Beverly Hills, California. In 1967, the Outer Space Treaty, prohibiting the placing of weapons of mass destruction on the moon or elsewhere in space, entered into force. In 1973, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, accused of accepting bribes, pleaded no contest to one count of federal income tax evasion, and resigned his office. In 1985, U.S. fighter jets forced an Egyptian plane carrying the hijackers of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro (ah-KEE’-leh LOW’-roh) to land in Italy, where the gunmen were taken into custody. Actor-director Orson Welles died in Los Angeles at age 70; actor Yul Brynner died in New York at age 65. In 1997, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and its coordinator, Jody Williams, were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. In 2004, Christopher Reeve, the “Superman” of celluloid who became a quadriplegic after a May 1995 horse riding accident, died in Mount Kisco, New York, at age 52. Ten years ago: Turkey and Armenia signed a landmark agreement to establish diplomatic relations and open their sealed border after a century of enmity. President Barack Obama, addressing the Human Rights Campaign, restated his campaign pledge to allow homosexual men and women to serve openly in the military. Five years ago: Malala Yousafzai (mah-LAH’-lah YOO’-suhf-zeye), a 17-year-old Pakistani girl, and Kailash Satyarthi (KY’-lash saht-YAHR’-thee), a 60-year-old Indian man, were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for risking their lives for the right of children to receive an education and to live free from abuse. One year ago: Stocks plunged as investors feared that rising interest rates and trade tensions could hurt company profits; the Dow industrials fell 831 points, the worst loss for the index in eight months. President Donald Trump, reacting to the market turmoil, said the Federal Reserve was “making a mistake” with its campaign of rate increases. Trump demanded answers from Saudi Arabia about the fate of missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi (jah-MAHL’ khahr-SHOHK’-jee), as lawmakers pushed for sanctions. Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with winds of 155 miles per hour, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods, before continuing into south Georgia as a Category 3 hurricane. Today’s Birthdays: Former Illinois Sen. Adlai Stevenson III is 89. Actor Peter Coyote is 78. Entertainer Ben Vereen is 73. Singer John Prine is 73. Actor Charles Dance is 73. Rock singer-musician Cyril Neville (The Neville Brothers) is 71. Actress Jessica Harper is 70. Author Nora Roberts (aka “J.D. Robb”) is 69. Singer-musician Midge Ure is 66. Rock singer David Lee Roth is 65. Actor J. Eddie Peck is 61. Country singer Tanya Tucker is 61. Actress Julia Sweeney is 60. Actor Bradley Whitford is 60. Musician Martin Kemp is 58. Actress Jodi Benson is 58. Rock musician Jim Glennie (James) is 56. Actress Rebecca Pidgeon is 54. Rock musician Mike Malinin (mah-LIHN’-ihn) (Goo Goo Dolls) is 52. Pro Football Hall of Famer Brett Favre is 50. Actor Manu Bennett is 50. Actress Joelle Carter is 50. Actress Wendi McLendon-Covey is 50. Actor/TV host Mario Lopez is 46. Retired race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. is 45. Actress Jodi Lyn O’Keefe is 41. Singer Mya is 40. Actor Dan Stevens is 37. Singer Cherie is 35. MLB outfielder Andrew McCutchen is 33. Actress Rose McIver is 31. Actress Aimee Teegarden is 30. Thought for Today: “We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.” -- Orson Welles (1915-1985).

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Homer lands football coach, defensive player honors Staff Report Peninsula Clarion

All-conference football awards were announced Wednesday for the Division III Peninsula Conference, with several local names being recognized. Homer’s Justin Zank was awarded co-Coach of the Year, along with Houston’s Glenn Nelson. In his first year at Homer, Zank coached the Mariners to a 4-3 record and

only lost out on a Div. III playoff spot with a tough loss to Nikiski in week 7. In that game, the Mariners took a 22-14 lead into the fourth quarter but fumbled the ball away, allowing the Bulldogs to capitilize with the go-ahead touchdown in the final minute. Also for Homer, junior Josh Manwiller earned Defensive Player of the Year honors, and was also named as a first-team offensive tackle. Manwiller led the Mariners

in total tackles with 61 this year, and had one interception. For Nikiski, senior Michael Mysing was named a first-team halfback, senior Michael Eiter was named a first-team wide receiver, junior Caileb Payne was named a first-team offensive guard and inside linebacker, and senior Sam Berry was named as defensive back. Seward’s only first-team member was senior Collin Mullaly, who earned a spot as a defensive back.

All-Peninsula Conference Offensive Player of the Year: Galvin Mulhaney, Houston Defensive Player of the Year: Josh Manwiller, Homer Lineman of the Year: Kiderro Fono, Houston Coach of the Year: Glenn Nelson, Houston; Justin Zank, Homer Assistant Coach of the Year: Jared Barrett, Houston First-team offense: Quarterback — Gavin Mulhaney, Houston; Halfback — Owen Mulhaney, Houston; Michael Mysing, Nikiski; Fullback — Kennedy Fono, Houston; Wide receiver — Mike Eiter, Nikiski; Carter Tennison, Homer; Tight end — Francis Mose, Houston; Tackle — Kiderro Fono, Houston; Josh Manwiller, Homer; Guard — Caileb Payne, Nikiski; Ezra Fono, Houston; Center — Jack Allison, Houston. First-team defense: Defensive line — Kiderro Fono, Houston; Jeremiah Barrett, Houston; Koleman McCaughey, Houston; Gavin Mulhaney, Houston; Outside linebacker — Owen Mulhaney, Houston; Gavin Mulhaney, Houston; Inside linebacker — Caileb Payne, Nikiski; Josh Manwiller, Homer; Defensive back — Tulupo Falaniko, Houston; Sam Berry, Nikiski; Collin Mullaly, Seward. First-team special teams: Kicker — Michael Mysing, Nikiski; Mike Eiter, Nikiski; Long

snapper — Andrew Milligan, Seward; Return specialist — Anthony Kalugin, Homer; Utility player — Jordan Sewell, Seward. Second-team offense: Quarterback — Patrick Garcia, Ketchikan; Anthony Kalugin, Homer; Halfback — Brendon Roof, Ketchikan; Collin Mullaly, Seward; Fullback — Sam Berry, Nikiski; Wide receiver — AJ Malouf, Ketchikan; Carter Thomas, Ketchikan; Tackle — William McComish, Houston; James Milburn, Seward; Guard — River Mann, Homer; Sean Pilant, Homer; Center — Zach Condon, Homer. Second-team defense: Defensive line — Chris Harris, Ketchikan; Ezra Fono, Houston; Quentin Oskolkoff, Nikiski; Sean Pilant, Homer; Outside linebacker — Thomas Cronin, Seward; Shane Sullivan, Seward; Inside linebacker — Carter Thomas, Ketchikan; Kennedy Fono, Houston; Defensive back — Mike Eiter, Nikiski; Seth James, Ketchikan; Chad Quinn, Seward. Second-team special teams: Kicker — Denali Whitted, Houston; Punter — Owen Mulhaney, Houston; Return specialist — Shane Sullivan, Seward; Talupo Falaniko, Houston; Seth James, Ketchikan; Utility player — Jaryn Zoda, Nikiski.

Nationals upset Dodgers with late slam to win NL Division series Kershaw blows 2-run lead late for Dodgers; Cardinals clinch other NLCS spot with blowout over Braves By Beth Harris AP Sports Writer

LOS ANGELES — Howie Kendrick hit a tiebreaking grand slam off in the 10th inning and the Washington Nationals, boosted by a stunning rally against Clayton Kershaw, beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 Wednesday night and advanced to the NL Championship Series against St. Louis. Anthony Rendon and Juan Soto homered on consecutive pitches to overcome a 3-1 deficit in the eighth against Kershaw, a three-time Cy Young Award winner. Soto had started the comeback from a 3-0 hole with an RBI single in the sixth off starter Walker Buehler, then hit a 449-foot drive of Kershaw. Adam Eaton walked against Joe Kelly leading off the 10th, Rendon doubled on a drive that lodged in the left-field wall and Soto was intentionally walked. Kendrick, 4 for 19 with one RBI in the series, fouled off a pitch and then hit a 97 mph fastball over the wall in dead center for his second career slam. The other was a gameending, 11th-inning drive against San Francisco in August 2017. Center fielder Cody Bellinger chased the ball all the way to the wall, putting his arms up against the fence as he ran out of room. “It was electric. Probably the best moment of my

career,” said the 36-yearold Kendrick, a 14-year big league veteran who played for the Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels. “We never gave up. The city had faith in us. The fans had faith in us. We believed in ourselves, everybody came through for us.” Dodgers fans started exiting as the bases emptied. The wild-card Nationals open the NLCS at the Cardinals on Friday night. Washington overcame a 19-31 start, finished 93-69 and then rallied from a 3-0, eighth-inning deficit to beat Milwaukee 4-3 in the NL wild-card game and bounced back from down 2-1 in the best-of-five series against the Dodgers. “Oh, man, keep fighting,” Rendon said. “I think that’s the story of maybe this organization.” The seven-time defending NL West champion Dodgers, who led the NL with 106 wins, remain without a World Series title since 1988. “Disappointing is probably an understatement,” manager Dave Roberts said. Daniel Hudson got the win, retiring Will Smith on a drive to the right field warning track with one on and one out in the ninth, then getting Chris Taylor on a liner to center. Sean Doolittle pitched a perfect 10th for the Nationals, ending a streak of three straight NLCS appearances

by the Dodgers. The Nationals/Montreal Expos franchise won a postseason series for only the second time, the first since the Expos beat Philadelphia in a 1981 Division Series caused by the midseason players’ strike. “I’m really excited for the boys in that clubhouse that fought all year,” manager Dave Martinez said. Kershaw sat on the bench after the home runs, looking forlorn, bowing his head and holding it with his hands. “It’s a terrible feeling,” Kershaw said. The left-hander had replaced Buehler with two on and two outs in the seventh, and struck out Eaton on three pitches. Roberts didn’t second-guess his decision to stay with Kershaw in the eighth. “He’s probably the best pitcher of our generation,” Roberts said. “It just didn’t work out. There’s always going to be second-guessing. I’ll take my chances any day on Clayton.”

CARDINALS 13, BRAVES 1 ATLANTA (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals turned the diamond into a giant pinball machine, dinging hits all over SunTrust Park. By the time the Atlanta Braves finally got the third out, it was the most productive first inning in postseason

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw sits in the dugout after giving up back-to-back home runs to the Washington Nationals during the eighth inning in Game 5 of a baseball National League Division Series on Wednesday in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

history. The Cardinals scored 10 runs their first time up and dealt Atlanta another playoff heartbreak, routing the Braves 13-1 in decisive Game 5 of the NL Division Series on Wednesday. “That was crazy,” said Marcell Ozuna, one of five players who batted twice in the stunning outburst. “We got a good opportunity — and we took it.” Before many fans had reached their seats, the Cardinals were already booking their plans for the NL Championship Series, where they will face Washington in

a best-of-seven set beginning Friday at Busch Stadium. The Nationals knocked off the favored Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 in their own Game 5, getting a grand slam from Howie Kendrick in the 10th inning. It will be St. Louis’ first NLCS trip since 2014. “We know we can beat anyone at this point,” Kolten Wong said. For the Braves, it might take a while to get over this debacle. After pitching seven scoreless innings in a Game 2 win, Mike Foltynewicz retired only one hitter before getting

yanked. First baseman Freddie Freeman booted a potential double-play ball that might have limited the damage. The Cardinals scored their final run of the inning on a strikeout — a wild pitch in the dirt that skipped away from catcher Brian McCann. “We just strung together a bunch of great at-bats,” Wong said. It was Atlanta’s 10th straight postseason round loss since its last victory 18 long years ago, tying the ignominious mark set by the Chicago Cubs between 1908 and 2003.

Johansson scores in OT to help Sabres to victory over Canadiens BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Marcus Johansson scored 1:30 into overtime, leading the Buffalo Sabres to a 5-4 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night. Jack Eichel scored twice and added two assists, and the Sabres improved to 3-0-1, the team’s best start since opening the 2009-10 season 4-0-1. Rookie Victor Olofsson matched an NHL record in becoming the fourth NHL player to score first six career goals on the power play in a game Buffalo converted two of five opportunities. Jeff Skinner also scored and defenseman Rasmus Dahlin had two assists, while Carter Hutton stopped 23 shots and improved to 3-0. Joel Armia scored twice and added an assist in a game the Canadiens rallied from a two-goal, third-period deficit. Jesperi Kotkaniemi and

Ben Chiarot, with the tying goal with 7:06 remaining, also scored for the Canadiens (1-0-2) Keith Kincaid stopped 34 shots. The game was decided just as Montreal’s Paul Byron exited the penalty box while serving a slashing penalty.

FLYERS 4, DEVILS 0 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carter Hart stopped 25 shots for his first career shutout to lift Philadelphia past New Jersey. Ivan Provorov scored for the Flyers, and so did Kevin Hayes, Sean Couturier and Travis Konency as part of a three-goal third period in their home opener. Hart shined in the Philly debut of new coach Alain Vigneault, securing the shutout in his 33rd NHL game.

NBA dealing with China rift By Tim Reynolds AP Basketball Writer

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday that the league is still expecting them to play as scheduled this week, even while the rift between the league and Chinese officials continued in ways that clearly suggested the two planned games in Shanghai and Shenzhen were anything but guaranteed. The NBA called off scheduled media sessions Wednesday for both teams. At least two other NBA

events to be held Wednesday before the start of the China games were canceled as part of the fallout that started after Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey posted a sincedeleted tweet last week that showed support for antigovernment protesters in Hong Kong. “Given the fluidity of the situation, today’s media availability has been postponed,” the league said. The sessions were not rescheduled Wednesday, though having them on Thursday — game day in Shanghai — remains possible.

Hart became the youngest goaltender in Flyers’ history to record a shutout, at the age of 21 years, 57 days. He topped Dominic Roussel, who shut out Calgary on February 27, 1992, at the age

scoreboard BASEBALL

DIVISION SERIES (Best-of-5) American League Houston 2, Tampa Bay 2 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: Tampa Bay 4, Houston 1 Thursday, Oct. 10: Tampa Bay (Glasnow 6-1) at Houston (Cole 20-5), 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 Washington 3, L.A. Dodgers 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 7, L.A. Dodgers 3, 10 innings St. Louis 3, Atlanta 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 13, Atlanta 1 LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) American League N.Y. Yankees vs. Houston-Tampa Bay winner Saturday, Oct. 12: N.Y. Yankees at Houston or Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees, 4:08 p.m. (Fox or FS1) Sunday, Oct. 13: N.Y. Yankees at Houston or Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees, 4:08 p.m. (Fox or FS1) Tuesday, Oct. 15: Houston at N.Y. Yankees or N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay (Fox or FS1) Wednesday, Oct. 16: Houston at N.Y. Yankees or N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay (Fox or FS1) x-Thursday, Oct. 17: Houston at N.Y. Yankees or N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay (Fox or FS1) x-Saturday, Oct. 19: N.Y. Yankees at Houston or Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees (Fox or FS1) x-Sunday, Oct. 20: N.Y. Yankees at Houston or Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees (Fox or FS1) National League St. Louis vs. Washington Friday, Oct. 11: Washington at St. Louis, 4:08 p.m. (TBS) Saturday, Oct. 12: Washington at St. Louis, 12:08 p.m. (TBS) Monday, Oct. 14: St. Louis at Washington (TBS) Tuesday, Oct. 15 St. Louis at Washington (TBS) x-Wednesday, Oct. 16: St. Louis at Washington (TBS) x-Friday, Oct. 18: Washington at St. Louis (TBS) x-Saturday, Oct. 19: Washington at St. Louis (TBS) All Times ADT


NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Buffalo 4 3 0 1 7 18 11 Boston 3 3 0 0 6 7 4 Toronto 4 2 1 1 5 16 13 Detroit 3 2 1 0 4 10 9 Montreal 3 1 0 2 4 13 14 Tampa Bay 3 1 1 1 3 11 10

of 22 years, five days.

CANUCKS 8, KINGS 2 VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — J.T. Miller had a goal and three assists

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3 1 2 0 2 9 14 2 0 2 0 0 4 9 Metropolitan Division Carolina 4 4 0 0 8 17 11 Washington 4 2 0 2 6 10 10 Philadelphia 2 2 0 0 4 8 3 N.Y. Rangers 2 2 0 0 4 10 5 Pittsburgh 3 1 2 0 2 9 9 Columbus 3 1 2 0 2 7 14 N.Y. Islanders 3 1 2 0 2 7 8 New Jersey 3 0 2 1 1 6 16 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division St. Louis 3 2 0 1 5 8 7 Colorado 2 2 0 0 4 9 5 Nashville 3 2 1 0 4 13 9 Winnipeg 4 2 2 0 4 14 15 Dallas 4 1 3 0 2 10 12 Chicago 1 0 1 0 0 3 4 Minnesota 2 0 2 0 0 4 9 Pacific Division Anaheim 3 3 0 0 6 8 3 Edmonton 3 3 0 0 6 14 9 Vegas 3 2 1 0 4 12 6 Calgary 3 1 1 1 3 9 9 Los Angeles 3 1 2 0 2 11 17 Vancouver 3 1 2 0 2 10 8 Arizona 2 0 2 0 0 1 3 San Jose 4 0 4 0 0 5 17 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. Wednesday’s Games Buffalo 5, Montreal 4, OT Philadelphia 4, New Jersey 0 Vancouver 8, Los Angeles 2 Thursday’s Games Detroit at Montreal, 3 p.m. Anaheim at Pittsburgh, 3 p.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto, 3 p.m. Edmonton at New Jersey, 3 p.m. St. Louis at Ottawa, 3:30 p.m. Minnesota at Winnipeg, 4 p.m. Washington at Nashville, 4 p.m. San Jose at Chicago, 4:30 p.m. Calgary at Dallas, 4:30 p.m. Boston at Colorado, 5 p.m. Vegas at Arizona, 6 p.m.

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WNBA Finals (Best-of-5) Washington 2, Connecticut 2 Sunday, Sept. 29: Washington 95, Connecticut 86 Tuesday, Oct. 1: Connecticut 99, Washington 87 Sunday, Oct. 6: Washington 94, Connecticut 81 Tuesday, Oct 8: Connecticut 90, Washington 86 Thursday, Oct. 10: Connecticut at Washington, 4 p.m. All Times ADT


2019 NASCAR Schedule (winners) Sunday, Feb. 10 — x-Advance Auto Parts Clash, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Jimmie Johnson) Thursday, Feb. 14 — x-Duel 1 at Daytona, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Kevin Harvick) Thursday, Feb. 14 — x-Duel 2 at Daytona, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Joey Logano) Sunday, Feb. 17 — Daytona 500, Daytona Beach,

to lead Vancouver past Los Angeles. Miller finished Vancouver’s home opener with a career-high four points, while Brandon Sutter had two goals and an assist and

Chris Tanev added a goal and an assist. Elias Pettersson, Josh Leivo and Alex Edler also scored for Vancouver. Rookie defenseman Quinn Hughes scored his first NHL goal.

Fla. (Denny Hamlin) Sunday, Feb. 24 — Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, Hampton, Ga. (Brad Keselowski) Sunday, March 3 — Pennzoil 400, Las Vegas (Joey Logano) Sunday, March 10 — TicketGuardian 500, Avondale, Ariz. (Kyle Busch) Sunday, March 17 — Auto Club 400, Fontana, Calif. (Kyle Busch) Sunday, March 24 — STP 500, Martinsville, Va. (Brad Keselowski) Sunday, March 31 — O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, Fort Worth, Texas (Denny Hamlin) Sunday, April 7 — Food City 500, Bristol, Tenn. (Kyle Busch) Saturday, April 13 — Toyota Owners 400, Richmond, Va. (Martin Truex Jr.) Sunday, April 28 — Geico 500, Talladega, Ala. (Chase Elliott) Monday, May 6 — Gander RV 400, Dover, Del. (Martin Truex Jr.) Saturday, May 11 — Digital Ally 400, Kansas City, Kan. (Brad Keselowski) Saturday, May 18 — x-Monster Energy Open, Concord, N.C. (Kyle Larson) Saturday, May 18 — x-Monster Energy All-Star Race, Concord, N.C. (Kyle Larson) Sunday, May 26 — Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C. (Martin Truex Jr.) Sunday, June 2 — Pocono 400, Long Pond, Pa. (Kyle Busch) Monday, June 10 — FireKeepers Casino 400, Brooklyn, Mich. (Joey Logano) Sunday, June 23 — Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma, Calif. (Martin Truex Jr.) Sunday, June 30 — Camping World 400, Joliet, Ill. (Alex Bowman) Sunday, July 7 — Coke Zero Sugar 400, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Justin Haley) Saturday, July 13 — Quaker State 400, Sparta, Ky. (Kurt Busch) Sunday, July 21 — Foxwoods Resort Casino 301, Loudon, N.H. (Kevin Harvick) Sunday, July 28 — Gander RV 400, Long Pond, Pa. (Denny Hamlin) Sunday, Aug. 4 — Go Bowling at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. (Chase Elliott) Sunday, Aug. 11 — Consumers Energy 400, Brooklyn, Mich. (Kevin Harvick) Saturday, Aug. 17 — Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, Bristol, Tenn. (Denny Hamlin) Sunday, Sept. 1 — Bojangles’ Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. (Erik Jones) Sunday, Sept. 8 — Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard, Indianapolis (Kevin Harvick) Playoff Races Sunday, Sept. 15 — South Point 400, Las Vegas (Martin Truex Jr.) Saturday, Sept. 21 — Federated Auto Parts 400, Richmond, Va. (Martin Truex Jr.) Sunday, Sept. 29 — Bank of American ROVAL 400, Concord, N.C. (Chase Elliott) Sunday, Oct. 6 — Drydene 400, Dover, Del. (Kyle Larson) Sunday, Oct. 13 — 500, Talladega, Ala. Sunday, Oct. 20 — Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas City, Kan. Sunday, Oct. 27 — First Data 500, Martinsville, Va. Sunday, Nov. 3 — AAA Texas 500, Fort Worth, Texas Sunday, Nov. 10 — Bluegreen Vacations 500, Avondale, Ariz. Sunday, Nov. 17 — Ford EcoBoost 400, Homestead,

Fla. x-non-points race Points Leaders Through Oct. 6 1. Martin Truex Jr, 3095 2. Denny Hamlin, 3080 3. Kyle Busch, 3080 4. Kevin Harvick, 3074 5. Kyle Larson, 3063 6. Brad Keselowski, 3052 7. Alex Bowman, 3049 8. William Byron, 3032 9. Joey Logano, 3032 10. Clint Bowyer, 3028 11. Chase Elliott, 3025 12. Ryan Blaney, 3010


FOOTBALL National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS — Released CB Chris Jones. Signed LB Ramik Wilson. BALTIMORE RAVENS — Released TE Cole Herdman from the practice squad. Signed DB A.J. Howard to the practice squad. CAROLINA PANTHERS — Placed DT Bijhon Jackson on the practice squad IR. Signed DT Greg Gilmore to the practice squad. CHICAGO BEARS — Released QB Tyler Bray. Resigned TE Bradley Sowell. DENVER BRONCOS — Placed CB De’Vante Bausby on IR. Signed CB Coty Sensabaugh. DETROIT LIONS — Released DE Eric Lee from the practice squad. Signed RB Wes Hills to the practice squad. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Signed TE Ian Bunting to the practice squad. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Placed TE James O’Shaughnessy on IR. Signed TE Ben Koyack. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Placed DT Xavier Williams on IR. Waived G Ryan Hunter. Signed DT Terrell McClain and G Stefen Wisniewski. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Waived WR Marcell Ateman. Released DT Justin Ellis from IR. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — Signed CB Ajene Harris to the practice squad. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Released LB/S Deone Bucannon, QB Nick Fitzgerald and RB Tony BrooksJames from the practice squad. Signed LB Noah Dawkins from Cincinnati’s practice squad. Signed QB Chad Kanoff and RB Darius Jackson to the practice squad. HOCKEY National Hockey League BOSTON BRUINS — Assigned D Axel Andersson to Moncton (QMJHL). CAROLINA HURRICANES — Recalled F Julien Gauthier from Charlotte (AHL). LACROSSE National Lacrosse League BUFFALO BANDITS — Signed T Ian MacKay and D Jon Harnett to one-year deal contracts. OLYMPIC SPORTS USADA — American bobsledder Kyler Allison received a four-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation after his refusal to provide a urine sample. SOCCER Major League Soccer NEW YORK RED BULLS — Named Natasha Patel head of performance analysis.


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Slow start has Prognosticator searching for answers By Nolan Rose For the Peninsula Clarion

The early highlight of the NFL season took place in the opening game of week five when the Seattle Seahawks edged the Los Angeles Rams 31-30 thanks to Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein choking under the pressure of his game winning field goal attempt. Sad day for the Rams, great day for humanity. The rest of the week was less inspiring. Our struggles continued against the spread with another uninspiring week of games. Our season total sits at 30-45 ATS after a 5-8 effort last week. If I had a towel to throw in, I would strongly consider it. Bad Beat of The Week: You have to feel bad for Pittsburgh backers. The Steelers had a victory, and a cover, snatched away from them when a Pittsburgh defender was flagged for roughing the passer on Baltimore’s game tying drive to end regulation. The Ravens would go on to win in overtime. The penalty was easily one of the worst in NFL history. Even CBS announcer, Dan Fouts, a retired quarterback, lamented the call! The NFL has to do something about these roughing the passer penalties, it’s gone too far in the direction of safety. Hits to the head are another matter, but hits to the waist, which is where contact was made by the Pittsburgh defender can’t be flagged! Thank you for listening to my Ted Talk.

GIANTS @ Patriots -17 Darth Belichick’s reign of terror over the NFL continues, but there are signs this year’s Patriots team may not be as strong as recent renditions. Yes, the Patriots are 5-0, but that record was compiled against the bottom feeders of the NFL. Three of Boston’s opponents

have yet to win a game this season! We’re betting that the Giants, on a short week, can hang around long enough to keep things interesting. Patriots win 28-13

over 400 and five touchdowns. Anything short of that won’t be enough in KC. Chiefs win 40-28

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Doormats of the ACC and SEC face off in this non-conference clash in Miami. Oh wait, are these professional teams? Playing professional football? The Redskins fired their coach on Monday, which gives them a decided advantage in this matchup, and nobody can out-tank the Canned Tuna. Redskins win 7-3

Can the 4-1 Seahawks match their rival San Francisco and get a victory over an inconsistent Browns team? Russell Wilson is playing the best football of his career and appears to be a serious MVP candidate and Seattle RB Chris Carson has to be licking his chops after watching the 49ers rush for 275 yards against Cleveland on Monday night. The Seahawks are getting this game on nine days rest, the Browns are on a short week. That will be the difference. Seahawks win 30-24

Panthers @ BUCS +2.5 The Panthers have won three in a row after losing starting QB Cam Newton to injury. Backup Kyle Allen has filled in beautifully, but Carolina owes its success to star RB Christian McCaffrey. The do-everything rusher leads the NFL in yards gained. Tampa has shown flashes this season behind a volatile passing game. If the good Jameis Winston shows up the Bucs will be hard to beat at home. Bucs win 24-17

Texans @ CHIEFS -4.5 Will either team force a punt in this game? Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes appeared mortal last Sunday in a loss to the Colts. Mahomes is visibly slowed by a lower leg injury. Could an injury to Mahomes be the Chiefs Achilles heel this season? Texans QB Deshaun Watson has alternated great and poor performances this year. Last week Watson threw for

REDSKINS @ Dolphins +3.5

Eagles @ VIKINGS -3 This contest features a pair of playoff hopefuls with matching 3-2 records. The Vikings are always tough to beat at home and the internal squabbling that plagued the team earlier in the season appears to have subsided after last week’s victory over the Giants. This game feels like a coin flip and coin flips always favor the home side. Vikings win 23-16

Saints @ JAGUARS -1 It’s surprising to see the 2-3 Jags listed as a one-point favorite over the 4-1 New Orleans Saints. With a line like that Vegas knows it’s going to get hit hard on a popular Saints side and that’s always a red flag. Jags QB Gardner Minshew has been nothing short of spectacular, can the rookie passer pull off some more magic and knock off the Saints? Jags win 21-17

Bengals @ RAVENS -11 My friends’ cat, George OrangePaws, is more vicious than the Cincinnati Bengals. The declawed and toothless Bengals travel to Baltimore to face the Ravens hoping to

secure their sixth defeat in as many tries. Cincinnati can ill-afford a victory if it hopes to keep pace with the loser of the Redskins-Dolphins matchup. I never thought I’d see the day win NFL teams openly embraced tanking, but here we are. It may be time for the NFL to adopt a lottery system to determine draft position. Ravens win 38-14

49ERS @ Rams -3 The NFC west is shaping up to be the most competitive in football this season. The 3-2 Rams host the 49ers in what is as close to an elimination game for the Rams divisional hopes as there can be this early in the year. A loss on Sunday and the vaunted Rams would be three games behind the upstart 49ers. Fortunes can change quickly in the NFL! 49ers win 30-27

Falcons @ CARDINALS +2.5 The once high-flying Falcons wings have been clipped. Atlanta’s coach Dan Quinn is set to get fired at any moment. The defense, which he took charge of, appointing himself as defensive coordinator, is a complete disaster. This team just has the smell of a full-fledged dumpster fire. The Desert Bats are hardly good at football, but they’re coming off a win last Sunday, and get this game at home. Cardinals win 28-24

Titans @ BRONCOS -2.5 The Donkeys have been more competitive than their 1-4 record indicates. Denver QB Joe Flacco is still ageing terribly, but the team managed to earn its first victory last Sunday in LA over their rival Chargers. Tennessee has been incredibly

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inconsistent. I have no idea which Titans team is going to make the trip the Mile-High City, and this is the rare game on the Broncos schedule where Denver has an advantage at quarterback. Broncos win 26-17

COWBOYS @ Jets +7 Sam Darnold’s spleen is not expected to explode this Sunday, so the Jets passer has been given the green light to play against the Cowboys. Darnold may have survived Mono, but can he survive a pissed-off Dallas team coming off back-to-back losses? The Jets are terrible, Dallas is good, let’s not overthink this one. Cowboys win 31-13

Steelers @ CHARGERS -6.5 San Diego blew a golden opportunity last Sunday dropping a game against the winless Denver Broncos in LA. The Chargers, a trendy pick to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl, can’t afford another letdown with the injury-riddled Steelers in town. Expect a bounce back performance from the Lightning Bolts. Who is going to take snaps for the Steelers this week? I can’t side with a team when I literally don’t know if they have a healthy quarterback on the team. Chargers win 21-7

Lions @ PACKERS -4 The Lions have played surprisingly good football, despite being severely handicapped by geographic location. I know a few people from Detroit, and they’ve done nothing but lower the towns already poor reputation. Green Bay looked fantastic last Sunday dominating the Dallas Cowboys in Jerry’s World. Expect more of the same on Monday Night when the Lions come to town. Packers win 31-17

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Cooper Landing art exhibit to help anti-Pebble Mine cause

‘Ecotopia’ expressed By Joey Klecka Peninsula Clarion

If you’re not paying attention, you may miss it, but once you see it, the impression of Spelman Evans Downer’s art is lasting. Hosted by Gallery Turquoise North at Mile 49.5 of the Sterling Highway in Cooper Landing, the Ecotopia North Painting Exhibition that lasts through this weekend is a look at many of Alaska’s recognizable land features, including parts of the Kenai Peninsula. The exhibit opened on Oct. 5 and will run to Oct. 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. each day. The exhibit is featured in an intimate gallery set up in Downer’s small workshop just off the Sterling Highway. Tucked away down a tree-shrouded gravel driveway that pops out just past a tight bend in the road, the show puts a

spotlight on Downer’s exquisite detail in oil and enamel paintings, many of which are inspired by satellite imagery of Alaska landmarks. The Cooper Landing artist is showcasing his many works of art to help support the fight against the Bristol Bay copper mine opening. Downer said 25% of proceeds will benefit Trout Unlimited to support their work with the Save Bristol Bay organization. “I’m adamantly opposed to the Pebble Mine,” Downer said. “I’m very big on protecting the environment. I absolutely cherish the pristine watersheds here in Alaska, and we’ve seen a huge decline in our salmon runs. I feel like I need to do what I can to protect that pristine watershed.” Downer, who wintered in California for many years before settling in Alaska full time, said

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Paintings by Spelman Evans Downer are displayed at the Ecotopia North Painting Exhibition at the Gallery Turquoise North at Mile 49.5 of the Sterling Highway in Cooper Landing.

“When I retired, I thought, ‘What do you really want to do?’ I thought I’d go do art and go back to my environmental roots.” Spelman Evans Downer

when he made the decision to retire some years ago, he asked himself how he wanted to spend his time. “When I retired, I thought, ‘What do you really want to do?’, ” he said. “I thought I’d go do art and go back to my environmental roots.” Working and living with a fulltime teaching position at Copper Mountain College in Joshua Tree, California, Downer said he established a bond with nature and developed an interest in learning about the great north woods, an “ecotopian coast where you could sustain yourself as a safe

spot,” he said. The exhibit — in fact, most of Downer’s career artwork — explores the “ecotopia” counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s green movement. Having been actively involved with environmental causes — he volunteered at the SalmonFest music and arts fair when it began in 2011 as an anti-Pebble grassroots movement — Downer said teaming up with Trout Unlimited was a natural partnership. “Bristol Bay is the last fight for the least disturbed habitat,” he said. “The sulfuric acid that’s held

in these dams, it’s a catastrophe waiting to happen.” Downer worked as an adjunct professor at Kenai Peninsula College from 1991 to 1995, and has lived part time in Cooper Landing for 29 years. Much of the artwork displayed in his exhibit shows mountain ranges, rivers and urban areas. Using maps and satellite images, Downer creates a real-life canvas of a particular area, using oil and enamel paint to create texture and relief of geography and topography. Downer said he drew inspiration in his early work from two styles: abstract expressionism and color field painters, and photo realism. “I’m sort of combining those two styles,” he said. “Now I’m working much more gesticularly and looser. The detail that I get is really highly detailed. I just love small specks and detailed edges.”

‘Gemini Man’ script not nearly as strong as visual effects By Rick Bentley Tribune News Service

The creative team behind the new Will Smith action offering, “Gemini Man,” has created a situation where their patience to make sure the technology was available so they could make the movie they wanted ended up being the biggest drawback of the film. Without being able to marvel at the special effects wizardry they so desperately want to play down, the film ends up being little more than a passable production when focusing on the story. Everything starts with the potential to be highly entertaining. Will

Smith plays 51-year-old burnedout elite assassin Henry Brogan, and a 24-year-old version of himself known as Junior, who is his clone. A decision by Brogan to retire puts him in the line of fire with Junior holding the weapon. Past films have used special effects or makeup to make actors appear much younger. Director Ang Lee would only make the film when the younger Will Smith would be completely created through computers. Smith does the acting, but what ends up on the screen is all made of pixels. It is a giant step forward from how Smith was turned into a genie for the live-action “Aladdin.”

“Gemini Man” HH½ Rating: PG-13 for action, peril, strong language It took 10 years before visual effects supervisor Bill Westenhofer and Weta visual effects supervisor Guy Williams were confident they could create the computergenerated costar. It was worth the wait because the younger version of Smith generally looks real, and that’s what has caused See gemini, Page A10

calendar Events and exhibitions ■■ 7th annual craft bazaar: Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church will host a craft bazaar Friday, Oct. 11 from 12-6 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 225 S. Spruce St., Kenai. Contact Lori at 283-3315 or Karen at 907-350-0843 to reserve a craft table ($30 and $40). ■■ 40th Annual Original Christmas Boutique: The Kenai Senior Center will host the 40th Annual Original Christmas Boutique on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Includes distinctive handcrafted gifts created by 12 local artisans and craftspeople. ■■ 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, ■■ 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. ■■ 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. ■■ Kenai’s 4th Annual Fall Pumpkin Festival will take place Saturday, Oct. 12 from noon-3 p.m. at Millennium Square (415 Spur View Dr., Kenai). Introducing, for the first time this year, the $2 Pumpkin Pick which includes a Hay Maze and Pumpkin Painting. There will also be food trucks, scarecrows, music, hay rides, petting zoo, face painting and more family fun for everyone! Call Kenai Parks, Recreation & Beautification Department at 907-283-8262 for additional information. You can also find this event on our Facebook page. ■■ Sterling Community Center Oktoberfest will take place Saturday,

Oct. 12. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Brats, beer, pork and cider. With live music provided by the Alaska Polka Chips. Tickets $20. Silent and live auction. Call 907-262-7224 for more info or tickets. ■■ KDLL Adventure Talks has a presentation on biking the Hebridean Way — 250 miles along the islands off the northwest coast of Scotland. Tune in at 10 a.m. Oct. 16 for a discussion with Matt and Sarah Pyhala about the planning and logistics of an international biketrip. Then come to the live presentation at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Admission is free for KDLLmembers, $5 for nonmembers. ■■ True Tales, Told Live and KDLL public radio has a storytelling event at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at Odie’s Deli in Soldotna. The theme is “Tail Tales: Stories of Animal Encounters,” with live music by Recess Duty. Admission is free. For more information or to sign up to tell a story,check out True Tales, Told Live on Facebook, or call Jenny Neyman with KDLL at 907-394-6397. ■■ True Tales, Told Live and Soldotna Parks and Rec offer a storytelling workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday nights in November at theSoldotna Regional Sports Complex. Learn how to craft a story from start to finish in this four-week series. The cost is $15 for the entireworkshop or a $5 weekly drop-in fee. Sign up at For more information, visit True Tales, Told Live on Facebook, or callJenny Neyman at 907-394-6397. ■■ The KDLL Fall Membership Drive will be held Oct. 24, 25 and 26 on air at 91.9 FM. Volunteers are needed. Contact Jenny Neyman or 907-394-6397 ■■ Spelman Evans Downer Ecotopia North Painting Exhibition will be hosted at Gallery Turquoise North at Mile 49.5 Sterling Highway, Cooper Landing from Oct. 5-13, 4-8 p.m. Additional viewings by appointment. Contact 310-261-5383 or visit Spelman Evans Downer on Facebook. 25% of the proceeds will benefit Trout Unlimited to support their work with the Save Bristol Bay organization. ■■ Sterling Community Center FallFest 2019: Mark your calendar for our Fall Craft and Vendor Fair on Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Open to the public. There will be vendors, local crafts, food and drink, craft workshops, and much more! To reserve a space or for more information, please call 907-262-7224 or stop in

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Corner OCTOBER This month marks changing of seasons. Nature, starts to rest for all the right reasons. The signs are Libra, the scales and Scorpio, the scorpion; the elements are air and water. Libras seek equality and balance while Scorpions like truth but are stubborn. Libra’s ruling planet is Venus and Scorpio’s is Pluto. Venus rules love, beauty and pleasure with Pluto having positive traits of regeneration and rebirth. Astrological tidbits can be fascinating; and the truths can be contemplating. The birthstones are tourmaline representing wholesome energy; then there’s the opal for hope energy and hope, what a wide scope. The month’s colors are as varied as the rainbow; symbolizing hope. Nice since this month is due for an autumnal slope. The flower is marigold, a sign of warmth, and the bird is the swan for grace and love. Remember warmth from above. The trees are hazelnut, rowan, maple and walnut; here’s to learning, emotional, balance and clarity. With Gods’ help learn the similarities. — Bonnie Marie Playle


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Ginger Baker, Cream’s volatile drummer, dies at 80 By Hillel Italie Associated Press

LONDON — Ginger Baker, the volatile and propulsive drummer for Cream and other bands who wielded blues power and jazz finesse and helped shatter boundaries of time, tempo and style in popular music, died Sunday at age 80, his family said. With blazing eyes, orange-red hair and a temperament to match, the London native ranked with The Who’s Keith Moon and Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham as the embodiment of musical and personal fury. Using twin bass drums, Baker fashioned a pounding, poly-rhythmic style uncommonly swift and heavy that inspired and intimidated countless musicians. But every beat seemed to mirror an offstage eruption — whether his violent dislike of Cream bandmate Jack Bruce or his on-camera assault of a documentary maker, Jay Bulger, whom he smashed in the nose with his walking stick. Bulger would call the film, released in 2012, “Beware of Mr. Baker.” Baker’s family said on Twitter that he died Sunday: “We are very sad to say that Ginger has passed away peacefully in hospital this morning.” His daughter Nettie confirmed that Baker died in Britain but gave no other details. The family had said on Sept. 25 that Baker was critically ill in the hospital. While Rolling Stone magazine once ranked him the third-greatest rock drummer of all time, behind Moon and Bonham, Baker had contempt for Moon and others he dismissed as “bashers” without style or background. Baker and his many admirers saw him as a rounded, sophisticated musician — an arranger, composer and student of the craft, absorbing sounds from around the world.

He had been playing jazz since he was a teenager and spent years in Africa in the 1970s, forming a close friendship with the Nigerian musician-activist Fela Kuti. “He was so unique and had such a distinctive personality,” Stewart Copeland of the Police told in 2013. “Nobody else followed in his footsteps. Everybody tried to be John Bonham and copy his licks, but it’s rare that you hear anybody doing the Ginger Baker thing.” But many fans thought of Baker as a rock star, who teamed with Eric Clapton and Bruce in the mid1960s to become Cream — one of the first supergroups and first power trios. All three were known individually in the London blues scene and together they helped make rock history by elevating instrumental prowess above the songs themselves, even as they had hits with “Sunshine of Your Love,” ”I Feel Free” and “White Room.” Cream was among the most successful acts of its time, selling more than 10 million records. But by 1968 Baker and Bruce had worn each other out and even Clapton had tired of their deafening, marathon jams, including the Baker showcase “Toad,” one of rock’s first extended drum solos. Cream split up at the end of the year, departing with two sold-out shows at London’s Albert Hall. When told by Bulger that he was a founding father of heavy metal, Baker snarled that the genre “should have been aborted.” To the surprise of many, especially Clapton, he and Baker were soon part of another super group, Blind Faith, which also featured singer-keyboardist Stevie Winwood and bassist Ric Grech. As Clapton would recall, he and Winwood had been playing informally when Baker turned up (Baker would allege that Clapton invited him). Named Blind Faith

by a rueful Clapton, the band was overwhelmed by expectations from the moment it debuted in June 1969 before some 100,000 at a concert in London’s Hyde Park. It split up after completing just one, self-titled album, as notable for its cover photo of a topless young girl as for its music. A highlight from the record: Baker’s cymbal splashes on Winwood’s lyrical ballad “Can’t Find My Way Home.” “Beneath his somewhat abrasive exterior, there was a very sensitive human being with a heart of gold,” Winwood said in a statement Sunday. From the 1970s on, Baker was ever more unpredictable. He moved to Nigeria, took up polo, drove a Land Rover across the Sahara, lived on a ranch in South Africa, divorced his first wife and married three more times. He recorded with Kuti and other Nigerians, jammed with Art Blakey, Elvin Jones and other jazz drummers and played with John Lydon’s Public Image Ltd. He founded Ginger Baker’s Air Force, which cost a fortune and imploded after two albums. He endured his old enemy, Bruce, when Cream was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993 and for Cream reunion concerts a decade later. Bruce died in 2014. Baker continued to perform regularly in his 70s despite arthritis, heart trouble, hearing loss dating from his years with Cream and lung disease from smoking. A stranger to no vice, immodesty included, he called his memoir “Hellraiser: The Autobiography of the World’s Greatest Drummer.” “John Bonham once made a statement that there were only two drummers in British rock ‘n’ roll; himself and Ginger Baker,” Baker wrote in his book. “My reaction to this was, ‘You cheeky little bastard!’” Born in 1939, Peter Edward

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Walking with unidentified female companions, members of the rock group Cream — bass guitarist Jack Bruce (left), drummer Ginger Baker and lead guitarist Eric Clapton — depart from Heathrow Airport in London on Aug. 20, 1967, for their American tour. Baker died Sunday at age 80.

Baker was the son of a bricklayer killed during World War II when Ginger was just 4. His father left behind a letter that Ginger Baker would quote from: “Use your fists; they’re your best pals so often.” Baker was a drummer from early on, even rapping out rhythms on his school desk as he mimicked the big band music he loved and didn’t let the occasional caning from a teacher deter him. As a teenager, he was playing in local groups and was mentored by percussionist Phil Seamen. “At this party, there was a little band and all the kids chanted at me, ‘Play the drums!”’, Baker told The Independent in 2009. “I’d never sat behind a kit before, but I sat down — and I could play! One of the musicians turned round and said, ‘Bloody hell, we’ve got a drummer’, and I thought, ‘Bloody hell, I’m a drummer.’” Baker came of age just as London was learning the blues, with such future superstars as Clapton, Mick Jagger and Jimmy Page among the pioneers. Baker

joined Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated, where he met (and soon disliked, for allegedly playing too loud) the Scottish-born bassist Jack Bruce, with whom he was thrown together again as members of the popular British group the Graham Bond Organization. Clapton, meanwhile, was London’s hottest guitarist, thanks to his work with the Yardbirds and John Mayall’s Blues Breakers, his extraordinary speed and agility inspiring “Clapton is God” graffiti. Clapton, Baker and Bruce would call their band Cream because they considered themselves the best musicians around. “Oh for god’s sake, I’ve never played rock,” Baker told the blog JazzWax in 2013. “Cream was two jazz players and a blues guitarist playing improvised music. We never played the same thing two nights running. Jack and I had been in jazz bands for years. All that stuff I did on the drums in Cream didn’t come from drugs, either. It was from me. It was jazz.”

‘We’re not alone’ ... ‘Sesame Street’ tackles addiction crisis By Mark Kennedy Associated Press

NEW YORK — “Sesame Street” is taking a new step to try to help kids navigate life in America — it’s tackling the opioid crisis. Sesame Workshop is exploring the backstory of Karli, a bright green, yellow-haired friend of Elmo’s whose mother is battling addiction. The initiative is part of the Sesame Street in Communities resources available online. “Sesame Street” creators said they turned to the issue of addiction since data shows 5.7 million children under age 11 live in households with a parent with substance use disorder. “There’s nothing else out there that addresses substance abuse for young, young kids from their perspective,” said Kama Einhorn, a senior content manager with Sesame Workshop. It’s also a chance to model to adults a way to explain what they’re going through to kids and to offer simple strategies to cope. “Even a parent at their most vulnerable — at the worst of their struggle — can take one thing away when they watch it with their kids, then that serves the purpose,” Einhorn said. This summer in Manhattan, The Associated Press looked on as puppeteers, producers and show creators crammed into a small

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the dilemma. The creative team wanted the computer work to be so lifelike that audiences would not think Junior was anything but a young Will Smith. But if you ignore the impressive visual effects, all “Gemini Man” is left with is all the action film tropes -- big car and motorcycle chases,

Calendar From Page A9 Monday-Friday between 9:00 a.m. and noon, 38377 Swanson River Road, Sterling. ■■ Sterling Community Center Oktoberfest: Sterling Community Center Oktoberfest will take place Saturday, Oct. 12. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Brats, beer, pork and cider. With live music provided by the Alaska Polka Chips. Tickets $20. Silent and live

studio in the nonprofit’s Manhattan headquarters to tape some of the upcoming segments. Karli, voiced and manipulated by puppeteer Haley Jenkins, was joined by a young girl — 10-yearold Salia Woodbury, whose parents are in recovery. “Hi, it’s me, Karli. I’m here with my friend Salia. Both of our parents have had the same problem — addiction,” Karli told the camera. “My mom and dad told me that addiction is a sickness,” Salia said. “Yeah, a sickness that makes people feel like they have to take drugs or drink alcohol to feel OK. My mom was having a hard time with addiction and I felt like my family was the only one going through it. But now I’ve met so many other kids like us. It makes me feel like we’re not alone,” the puppet continued. “Right, we’re not alone,” Salia responded. “And it’s OK to open up to people about our feelings.” In the segment, Karli and Salia each hold up hand-drawn pictures of flowers, with multiple petals representing “big feelings” — like anger, sadness and happiness. They offer ways to feel better, including art and breathing exercises. The segment leans on carefully considered language. Creators prefer “addiction” to “substance abuse” and “recovery”

to “sobriety” because those terms are clearer to children. Despite the subject, the mood was light in the room, largely thanks to Jenkins’ calm and empathic manner. “I know it feels awkward because people don’t normally have conversations standing shoulder-to-shoulder,” she told Salia between takes. “This is weird, but trust me, it looks good.” Karli had already been introduced as a puppet in foster care earlier this year but viewers now will understand why her mother had to go away for a while. The introduction of her backstory follows other attempts by entertainment companies to explore the issues of addiction, including “The Connors” on ABC and “Euphoria” on HBO.

The online-only segments with Karli and Salia are augmented with ones that feature Elmo’s dad, Louie, explaining that addiction is a sickness , and Karli telling Elmo and Chris about her mom’s special adult meetings and her own kids’ ones. Karli also opens up about her family to Abby Cadabby in another segment, and Karli tells Elmo about how she mistakenly used to feel like her mom’s addiction was her fault. Karli, Elmo, Rosita and Abby Cadabby also sing “We’re Special and So Are You.” Viewers are referred to free online resources in both English and Spanish that include videos, storybooks, digital interactives and games. Children’s therapist Jerry Moe, the national director of the Hazelden Betty Ford Children’s Program, helped craft the segments and resources, saying he was grateful to help since there’s been a paucity of resources for the preschool age-group. “These boys and girls are the first to get hurt and, unfortunately, the last to get help,” he said. “For them to see Karli and learn that it’s not their fault and this stuff is hard to talk about and it’s OK to have these feelings, that’s important. And that there’s hope.” “Sesame Street,” which began airing in 1969, has a long history of tackling topical issues in a way

approachable to children. It’s had puppets with HIV, jailed parents and autism, explored homelessness, women’s rights and even girls singing about loving their hair. “For everything we’ve done — from military families to homelessness — it’s all about how to make children free to talk and to give parents the tools to do just that. They tend to avoid it and it’s what they need more than anything,” said Sherrie Westin, president of global impact and philanthropy for Sesame Workshop. Salia’s parents — Sam and Jaana Woodbury, who are raising four girls in Orange County, California — said they welcomed the show’s attention on opioid and alcohol addiction. They’ve been in recovery for about eight years. “When I was going through addiction, I felt extremely alone and isolated. I didn’t have any connection to the outside world,” said Jaana Woodbury. “I think it’s amazing that ‘Sesame Street’ is using their platform to share resources to help other women and fathers.” At the end of the taped segment with Karli and Salia, the puppet turns to the girl. “I’m so glad we’re friends, Salia,” Karli said. “Me, too, Karli,” Salia responds. “Can I have a hug?” Karli asks. “OK,” says her friend. And they do.

massive gun battles, hand-tohand combat -- with the philosophical aspects of a story dealing with cloning brushed over with little fanfare. There needed to be more concentration on nature vs. nurture, the wisdom that comes with aging and the ramifications of playing God. Screenwriters David Benioff, Billy Ray and Darren Lemke opted instead for a lazy script. Brogan is the most elite assassin on the planet, but he can’t seem to figure

out how the super-secret organization that employed him could keep up with his movements. There also are major explosions where no one in town seems to notice because a logical reaction would mean having to come up with a solution to get out of the problem. Just as frustrating is the way Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s character is treated. She gets pulled into the battle between the younger and older versions of Brogan through a flimsy plotline. Once

she becomes part of the spy vs. spy saga, her character is demoted to mostly standing around. She could have sparked some heavy conversations, but that never happens. Those who can forget about all the technology and just get a whiff of the deep topics will find the film missing the target. And speaking of technology, Ang Lee shot the movie at a super high rate of film to help with the special effects and make the 3D version look sharper.

The 3D ends up looking muddled and distracts from the beautiful locations. The major reason to see “Gemini Man” is the advancements in CGI work to be able to create fully functional characters. But that technology is presented in a way that you should not be overwhelmed by how the future of filmmaking is here. That leaves you with a storyline that gets elevated by Smith but never to the point of awe that the technology creates.

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features live music with Mike Morgan this Thursday, Oct. 10, from 6-9 p.m. Please call 907-262-5700 for reservations and info. ■■ Mike Morgan and Friends will perform live music at Veronica’s Cafe in Old Town Kenai on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 6:30-8 p.m. Reservations are recommended; call Veronica’s at 907-283-2725. ■■ Acapulco, 43543 Sterling Highway in Soldotna, has live music at 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. ■■ A bluegrass jam takes place on the first Sunday of the month at from 1-4 p.m. at the

Mount Redoubt Baptist Church on South Lovers Loop in Nikiski. ■■ Veronica’s in Old Town Kenai has Open Mic from 6-8 p.m. Friday. Call Veronica’s at 283-2725. ■■ The Alaska Roadhouse Bar and Grill hosts open horseshoe tournaments Thursday nights at the bar on Golddust Drive. For more information, call 262-9887. ■■ An all acoustic jam takes place every Thursday. The jam takes place at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna on the first Thursday of the month, and at the Kenai

Senior Center during the rest of the month. Jam starts at 6:30 p.m. ■■ Odie’s Deli in Soldotna has live music Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Pub Quiz night every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. ■■ AmVets Post 4 has reopened in its brand new building on Kalifornsky Beach across from Jumpin’ Junction. Eligible veterans and their families are invited to stop by to find out more about AmVets and their involvement in the Veteran community. ■■ The Bow bar in Kenai has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays.

Entertainment ■■ The Flats Bistro in Kenai presents live dinner music Thursday and Friday from 6:30-8:30 p.m., featuring Garrett Mayer on Thursdays and Mike Morgan & Matt Boyle on Fridays. For reservations (recommended) please call The Flats Bistro at 907-335-1010. Please watch this space for more music at The Flats this fall. ■■ Don Jose’s Restaurant in Soldotna

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Salia Woodbury, 10, whose parents are in recovery, is shown with “Sesame Street” character Karli.


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Woman’s online attitude darkens following brother’s suicide DEAR ABBY: I have a I know that someone friend on social media who hints at suicide whose brother died by should not be dismissed, suicide several months especially given her ago. She was the one experience with her who found him. They brother’s suicide. We were close, and I think went to school decades he was her last immediago but were not close ate family member. She friends. I don’t know her has posted openly about personally very well, and how horrible this experiwe live several hours Dear Abby ence has been and how apart. How can I help her Jeanne Phillips sad she feels. if she really is thinking More recently, howabout suicide? It seems ever, her posts have become increas- critical to me, but I don’t know what ingly bleak. She shares that she’s I should do or how fast to act. — having trouble sleeping and she is CARING IN VIRGINIA so sad and feels completely alone DEAR CARING: Contact your because she has no more family. She friend through messaging on Facegets supportive comments from her book, tell her you are concerned Facebook “friends,” but continues about her, and ask to talk with her. to sound hopeless. She has started You are right to be concerned. Urge posting that she’s going to get off FB her to join a grief support group or because all she can talk about is her talk with a mental health profesbrother and she knows everyone is sional about her loss and feelings of sick of hearing about it. She writes depression and isolation. Give her that she does not think she will be the number for the National Suicide here much longer. Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255.

If she calls the hotline, she may be able to get a referral there. You are being a good friend. Let’s hope she takes our advice. DEAR ABBY: I am a successful career woman in my 50s. My husband is in his 40s. We decided several years ago that he could stop working, as my income is enough for both of us. He runs our household and is invaluable to me, not only as manager of our household, but also because he looks after the affairs of both our aging parents. Our kids are grown, so there’s no need for child care. When we go to social functions, invariably he gets asked, “So, what do you do?” When we say he’s retired, people look at him suspiciously. I suspect they think he’s taking advantage of me, when that couldn’t be further from the truth. There is no way I could be as successful in my career without his support. What would be a good response? I think it hurts his feelings, but he keeps

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it quiet. — GOOD THING GOING OUT WEST DEAR GOOD THING: Congratulations on having a partnership that is working so well. People often ask this question as a way of starting a conversation with someone they don’t know. Your husband might answer it by saying, “I’m retired now, but I used to work in ----. What do YOU do?” 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. What teens need to know about sex, drugs, AIDS and getting along with peers and parents is in “What Every Teen Should Know.” Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $8 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Teen Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH You hear a lot of news from a partner. You might wonder where he or she is coming from. You might want to approach this person and seriously ask some questions. You’ll come to understand him or her better. Tonight: Not to be found (use your imagination).

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHH Zero in on the basics. Be aware of the people involved when you’re making a key decision or choice. You might not expect others


GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH You cannot help but put your two cents in. A partner might not agree with your perspective and could become distant as a result. Confusion could surround an unusually good idea. You need to tighten up the details. Tonight: A must appearance.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Read between the lines when you’re dealing with someone you respect and consider an expert in his or her chosen field. A partner does his or her best to support you, but in many ways, this person is a stick in the mud! Tonight: Help make a dream a reality.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHHH One-on-one relating proves important in creating a stronger bond and having accord between you and others. Make it OK to express your opinion, even if it somewhat differs from others’. A partner receives your thoughts well. Tonight: Where you can escape the here and now.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

HHHH Others seem to be full of ideas -- some good, others resilient and many quite amusing. Give up being serious and detail oriented. Let others run with the ball. You could be surprised by what lands on your plate. Tonight: The only answer is yes.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHH Be willing to defer to others as they come to their decisions. You might need to follow their logic closely, as their thinking is quite different from yours. Your openness makes you a reliable, caring associate and friend. Tonight: Wind down slowly.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHHH Even you cannot sit on your creativity. You could be wondering what’s happening behind the scenes. Understand what someone wants from you; make a conscious decision about whether to go along with this person’s wishes. Tonight: Go for intensity and romance.

Dear Heloise: My son went out of the house and walked onto the driveway. Then I needed him back inside. My keys were in sight, so I pushed the “panic” button. That got his attention, and he came inside to see what I needed. I’m 98 years old, so he figured that it might be important. I love your hints every day in the Pekin Times. —Nelda M., Pekin, Ill. Nelda, this is a good system to use for safety’s sake. Hugs to you and your son! — Heloise

INTERNET DESERT Dear Heloise: Some of us live in an “internet desert”: We can’t afford the equipment or the coverage. “We the People” who helped companies succeed for decades (pre-online) are getting treated terribly. Any company that no longer has a human answering the phone no longer gets my business. — Joy E., Lake Milton, Ohio

Rubes | Leigh Rubin

TEXT MESS Dear Heloise: What do you think of texting while walking? — Camilla G., age 12, Grand Rapids, Mich. Camilla, it may seem harmless, but walking while looking down at your cellphone can be dangerous and can lead to serious accidents. Fact is, we’re not wired to focus on a phone and the road at the same time. A study shows that people looking down at their phones are more likely to do something careless — like walking into the street without looking. Always think “safety first.” If you need to text your friend or your mom, stop, sit on a bench, send your text and then put your phone away. — Heloise

Wednesday’s answers, 10-9

HHHH Speak your mind; say what you think. You’ll hear much more information if you open up and share what you know. Allow your imagination to fill in some gaps -- for now. Tonight: Go with a hunch.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHH Be aware of the costs of proceedings as you have been. How realistic do you feel you are? Do you want or need to make some changes? Share some of your decisions with a financially savvy confidant. Tonight: Weighing the pros and cons of a decision.

HHHHH You bloom and others respond. Your empathy peaks, and others reveal information that they might not normally. Know that you’re on top of your game. Take a positive step toward a long-term goal. Tonight: If you can dream it, it can happen.

HHH You might be most content hanging close to home. Be ready to move a key project off the back burner. You hear many different opinions, but only you can make the final decision. Tonight: Head home

Joy, I understand, and you’re not alone. Read on: “Dear Heloise: I do a lot of writing to companies when I have questions. Would you please ask companies to put their street address on the package?” — A Reader in Ohio

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

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BORN TODAY Singer/actress Mya (1979), musician David Lee Roth (1954), author Nora Roberts (1950)

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SUDOKU Solution

7 5 1 4 6 8 9 2 3

9 2 8 3 1 7 6 5 4

3 6 4 9 5 2 8 1 7

4 8 6 1 9 5 7 3 2

5 9 7 8 2 3 1 4 6

2 1 3 7 4 6 5 8 9

1 7 5 2 3 9 4 6 8

6 3 9 5 8 4 2 7 1

Difficulty Level

8 4 2 6 7 1 3 9 5 10/09

6 4 6 7 3 8 2

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

Difficulty Level

B.C. | Johnny Hart

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


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This year, you open up and become far more vulnerable, creative and dynamic in your personal life. Others are clearly drawn to you. You plug similar assets into your professional life. If single, you could meet someone special through a friendship. Stay open to this interaction. If you’re attached, you and your partner might be involved in a project or hobby that brings you much closer. You both love this pastime! For some, it could be a massage class; for others, a new circle of friends with a key interest. PISCES understands. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

to necessarily decide with you. Your openness proves refreshing. Tonight: Where the action is.

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