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Man in strangling video charged in 2nd death By Becky Bohrer and Mark Thiessen Associated Press

ANCHORAGE — A man accused of killing a woman who was seen strangled in videos on a digital memory card was charged Thursday with the death of another woman, authorities in Alaska said. Brian Steven Smith acknowledged to detectives that he was the man in the images and videos recovered from the card, according to a document filed by the state Department of Law. Smith, 48, also said he shot another woman and told police where he disposed of her body, the document states. Anchorage police identified that woman as Veronica Abouchuk. Anchorage Police Chief Justin Doll told reporters Abouchuk’s family reported her missing in February, but he said she had last been seen by them in July 2018. A grand jury indicted Smith on Thursday on murder and evidence tampering charges in the death of Abouchuk. According to the bail memo, Alaska State Troopers earlier this year recovered a skull with a gunshot wound in an area near the location Smith later provided. It was identified as Abouchuk. Smith previously pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, sexual assault and tampering in the death of 30-year-old Kathleen Henry. According to police and court documents, a memory card found on the ground in Anchorage contained videos showing her being strangled and pictures of her lying face down in the back of a truck. Smith’s attorney, Dan Lowery, an assistant public defender, has said he does not comment on pending cases. The Department of Law has asked that bond be set at $2 million. The department said Smith poses a “significant public safety risk” and it considers him a flight risk. Smith came to Alaska from South Africa about five years ago and became a naturalized U.S. citizen last month, according to the bail memo.

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HEA begins repairs to fire-damaged power line By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

Homer Electric Association is working to restore the transmission line damaged by the Swan Lake Fire. The transmission line delivers electricity from the Bradley Lake Dam near Homer to electric utilities north of the Kenai Peninsula. With the help of Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and fire personnel, HEA has begun initial work to clear fire damaged trees and debris around the transmission line, according to a Wednesday

HEA press release. Damage extends from Sterling to the Quartz Creek Substation near Cooper Landing. A preliminary assessment of the damaged area shows fire damage to structures supporting the line in wetlands along the north side of the Sterling Highway Watson Lake to Milepost 62.5, near Lower Jean Lake. The segment of the line along the south side of the Sterling Highway from Milepost 62.5 to 58 are in areas of heavy fire-damaged timber and steep terrain.

On Tuesday, crews began using specialized tools and mechanical equipment to open access along this portion of the line. “Recognizing the importance of this line to electric consumers throughout the “Railbelt” from Seward to Fairbanks, HEA has begun the next phase for returning the line to service,” the Wednesday release said. “The initial phase, now completed, involved several assessments via helicopter, and, where possible, road observations. See HEA, Page A2

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HEA Land Management Officer Cody Neuendorf and Mike Hill, Kenai Wildlife Refuge assistant fire management officer, brief a clearing contractor on fire-related hazards at the “S/Q Line” Right of Way in this undated photo.

Tourism funds go before borough By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

Defend the Sacred Alaska

Protesters raise their fists during Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s speech at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention on Thursday.

Dunleavy draws protest at AFN meeting By Ben Hohenstatt Juneau Empire

A commitment to a more collaborative budget-making process and protecting the program that subsidizes power costs in rural Alaska were maybe the second and third most memorable parts of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s Thursday morning speech. Protests and subsequent rebukes from Alaska Native leaders made an impression during the governor’s address to the Alaska

Federation of Natives annual convention. While addressing the Alaska Federation of Natives, audible protests and drumming could be heard competing with Dunleavy’s words in the live broadcasts, and social media posts indicated many in attendance stood with their fists held in the air. Defend the Sacred Alaska, a movement meant to assert indigenous rights to public office holders, said in an email members of the

movement unfurled a banner reading, “Recall is #GoodGovernment #TriballyLed #DefendTheSacredAK.” “Good Government, Alaskan Driven” is the theme of this year’s AFN convention. Defend the Sacred Alaska contacts did not immediately return calls seeking comment. Dunleavy did not personally address the protesters, which included Grammy Award-winners Portugal. The Man, but AFN co-chair Will Mayo cut into the governor’s

speech to ask the crowd to quiet down. “I can’t agree with this,” Mayo said. “We have different views, we may approach things differently, but we have a man here who is in a seat of authority, and there are ways that we can express our differences.” Mayo encouraged those in attendance to express themselves by voting or in ways that don’t drown out the governor’s message. See AFN, Page A3

Borough seeks state’s help with flooding issues By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

A resolution requesting that Gov. Mike Dunleavy support funding for watershed issues in the Seward area will be introduced at Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting. The communities of Seward, Bear Creek and

Lowell Point are at risk from flooding, coastal storm surge, ground failure, sedimentation transport and coastal and riverine erosion, and have experienced major coastal storm surge and river flood events seven times in the last 18 years, the resolution said. Several of these events have caused damages to the Seward

Highway, Seward Airport, Lowell Point Road, Nash Road and the Alaska Railroad, according to the resolution. If mitigation efforts aren’t addressed, additional storm events could cause further damage to infrastructure and property. The resolution calls on the governor to support state funding for the U.S. Army

Corps of Engineers to address watershed issues in Seward, to support approval of a service area-wide sediment management plan for the removal of stream bed material in Seward watersheds and to support the development of a statewide sediment management grant program See water, Page A2

Murkowski bill tackles rural domestic violence By Peter Segall Juneau Empire

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, announced the introduction of legislation Thursday meant to address domestic violence in rural Alaska. The Alaska Tribal Public Safety Empowerment Act would expand

the jurisdiction of the 2013 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) on a pilot basis for five years, according to the text of the bill. A press release from Murkowski’s office said VAWA “provided that tribes have the power to prosecute certain non-Natives who violate qualifying protection orders or commit domestic

or dating violence against Indian victims in Indian country.” But that act was limited to crimes committed within the jurisdiction of a tribe’s territory, which left Alaska Native women unable to obtain domestic violence protective orders, according to the release. By comparison, the

Empowerment Act would expand jurisdiction to Alaska Native communities to be able to address what Richard Peterson, president of Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, called a “jurisdictional vacuum.” “The Alaska Tribal Public See bill, Page A3

An ordinance appropriating $150,00 for the tourism marketing council will be introduced at Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting. Since the 1990s, the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council — a nonprofit aimed at promoting the Kenai Peninsula as a “world class visitor destination” — has been funded by the borough. In June, however, the organization was defunded when Mayor Charlie Pierce vetoed $100,000 from its budget. An Oct. 10 memo to the assembly from assembly member Brent Hibbert, the ordinance’s sponsor, said tourism is an important component of the borough’s economy, and that the borough is in competition with other communities throughout the state for tourism dollars. Hibbert’s ordinance would appropriate $150,000 from borough general fund balance to the tourism council for the purpose of promoting tourism in areas of the borough, outside of the cities. The Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council submitted a grant application to the borough in February for $100,000. Hibbert’s ordinance would allow the council an opportunity to update its grant application to include an outline of proposed projects. If the ordinance passes, the council would have 45 days to send in an updated application, which would be presented to borough administration. In his proposed FY 2020 budget, Pierce zeroed out the $100,000 marketing council funds provided in years past. The assembly amended the $100,000 back into the budget, before they passed it in May. The mayor vetoed the $100,000 June 18, and the assembly failed to override. In FY 2019, the borough provided the council with $100,000. In the FY 2018 budget, the borough supported the council with $305,980 in funds, and $340,00 in FY 2017. A public hearing of the ordinance will be held at the Nov. 5 assembly meeting.


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‘Ridiculous, silly and fun’ TUNDRA creator brings ‘Sudsy Slim’ film to the Kenai By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

A new film produced by the people behind TUNDRA Comics will be premiering at Kenai Cinemas this weekend. Chad Carpenter, who created TUNDRA Comics over 25 years ago, describes “Sudsy Slim Rides Again” as “a spaghetti Northwestern comedy, action and heist film.” “It’s what you’d expect from TUNDRA — someone like me,” Carpenter said. “It’s ridiculous, silly and fun.” The movie follows the tale of a small Alaska town called Scratcher Pass, where its boom days as the world’s largest asbestos mining operation have faded. Tourism keeps the fictional town alive and the area’s biggest attraction is the 100-year-old corpse of Sudsy Slim the conman. The corpse goes missing after two inmates escape prison, sending the town into panic. Agent Dudley Sherman of the Alaska Bureau of Criminal Detection is dragged in Scratcher Pass to investigate. Carpenter said the movie was filmed primarily in the Matanuska Susitna Valley’s Hatcher Pass and stars Alaskans. It’s Carpenter’s second movie. His first, “MOOSE The Movie,” will also be showing for a limited time at Kenai

Chad Carpenter

A poster for the film “Sudsy Slim Rides Again.”

Cinemas this weekend. Carpenter said he got into moviemaking while he was looking for a new, more social, creative outlet. After drawing TUNDRA Comics for over two decades, Carpenter said he didn’t want to burn out on cartooning. “I wanted to keep doing (cartooning) but I was really getting kind of tired,”

Carpenter said. “I needed a different creative outlet to re-energize. I just wanted to make movies and surround myself with like-minded people who wanted to be creative. As a cartoonist it’s very solitary. When you’re making a movie you need a lot of other people. It’s fun to be surrounded by other creative people.” The movie has been shown in theaters around the state and in the Lower 48, but this weekend will be the first showing on the central peninsula. “It’s going to be a lot of fun,” Carpenter said. “A lot of people from Kenai have been requesting we come down here.” The movie will be showing for a full week starting Friday, Oct. 18 at the Kenai Cinemas, 215 S. Willow Street in Kenai. Carpenter will be handing out door prizes for Friday’s first two evening showings, at 6:10 p.m. and 9:10 p.m., Friday Oct. 18, and again at all of the Saturday, Oct. 19 showings, which are at 12:20 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 6:10 p.m. and 9:10 p.m. The 3:10 showings will be a special presentation of Carpenter’s first film, “MOOSE The Movie.” Each movie is just under two hours. TUNDRA cartoons began appearing in the Anchorage Daily News in 1991, but can now be seen in over 650 newspapers around the world.

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This approach was used due to ongoing risk of hazards such as falling trees and ash pits in the immediate area of the line (right of way).” HEA, along with a team of consultants “with extensive experience in evaluating fire impacted transmission line facilities,” will undertake a more thorough on-theground assessment of damage to the transmission line poles, support structures, insulators and power lines along the almost 15 miles of fire impacted line. The next phase will help gather information about the nature and extent of the damage, which will be used to develop site-specific work plans for repair. It is anticipated this work will continue into early November, pending conditions on the ground.

to provide for the removal of stream bed material, protecting critical infrastructure. The state approval of sediment management plans for the removal stream bed material “will protect public and private property and infrastructure from future flood damages,” the resolution said. A statewide grant for approved sediment management plans will reduce expenses

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to state, borough and local governments when it comes to emergency response and restoration efforts, the resolution said. The funding being requested at the state level would provide for long-term planning for watershed issues in Seward, Bear Creek, and Lowell Point, an Oct. 7 memo from Stephanie Presley of the Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area to the assembly said. Long-term planning would include supp or ting projects identified in

cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the establishment of a statewide grant program for sediment management plans and action to waive material fees when performed for flood mitigation. “Long term plans and solutions to protect neighborhoods and critical infrastructure such as the Seward Airport and Seward Highway can be developed in partnership with the USACE, state and local stakeholders if funding is made available,” the memo said.

Roy Delwin Duncan

April 23, 1947 - September 2, 2019 Roy Delwin Duncan passed away on September 2, 2019 peacefully. He was born April 23, 1940 in Conrad, Montana to Delwin Henry Duncan and wife Lois Jean Russell, Grandson of the O.W. Duncan Clan. Roy grew up on the family farm with two sisters, Sandy and JoAnn, attended a one room schoolhouse and was involved in 4-H and FFA at a young age. While participating in 4-H he developed a passion for baking and throughout his life would offer visitors to his home sweets he would bake. At 18 he joined the Marines and became Lance Corporal Duncan with B-1-11 1st Marine Division FMF, Camp Pendelton, Ca. Roy’s desire to belong to something bigger than himself led him to joining multiple service organizations including the VFW, American Legion, Elks, Eagles, and the Moose Club. Roy was also life-long The International Union of Operating Engineers and worked as a heavy equipment operator, construction worker and mechanic. Through the union Roy was part of the crew that put up the first stoplight in Kenai at the intersection of Kenai Spur Highway and Main Street Loop. Roy moved to Kenai, Alaska in 1964. In his retirement Roy grew a passion for gold prospecting. He was the President of the GPAA for the Kenai Chapter for a couple of years. He also had another love of his life Judy Humphrey. Roy and Judy spent many summers at a gold claim near Mills Creek hunting for gold nuggets and trips together throughout Alaska. Judy passed in 2008. Roy is survived by a sister Sandy Alexandar, (Richard Alexandar), daughter Kori Shafer, (Buzz Shafer), Grandson Wyatt Harding, (Savanah Maxwell), Great Granddaughter Harley Harding, Granddaughter Morgin Harding, son John Duncan, (Jessica Duncan) and Granddaughter Calliope Duncan. Stepchildren Maria Leva aka Karen Steel (Roberto Leyva), Rebecca Cecil Schneider and Lily Darra. He is preceded in death by both parents and sister JoAnn Duncan. Roy spent the last five months in Craig, Colorado with daughter Kori and family. He is cremated and memorial services are in Conrad, Montana September 21, 2019 and Kenai, Alaska October 21, 2019. Memorial Services at the American Legion 902 Cook Dr, Kenai, AK 99611 Monday October 21, 2019 at 11 am. The public is welcome and a potluck and memory celebration to follow. Please contact daughter Kori at 970-819-9336 or the Legion with any questions.

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“We are not here to attack you,” Mayo said to Dunleavy. “We would like to ask you to continue your address and know that you have the protection of the Alaska Native community in this house. You are our guest.” Dunleavy resumed his speech without comment. After the governor finished speaking, Victor Joseph, Chief/Chairman, Tanana Chiefs Conference and AFN Board Member, and Aaron Schutt, President and CEO, Doyon, Limited, both scolded protesters. “We have the responsibility to treat everybody the way that the Interior would treat people, and that is with respect,” Joseph said. The actual substance of Dunleavy’s speech was a blend of re-commitment to long-championed causes such as public safety and assurances that he has heard

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Safety Empowerment Act is a step in the right direction in recognizing the inherent authority of Indian Tribes to keep their communities safe by reaffirming tribal civil and criminal jurisdiction within Alaska Native villages,” Peterson stated in the release. “Far too often nothing happens when a non-Indian commits

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Alaskans’ displeasure with this year’s budget-making process, and he will govern accordingly. “We will listen to your input as we go through this process,” Dunleavy said. “We all know the budget discussions were very difficult and at times contentious this past year. I will be the first to say as governor, I must take responsibility for my part in this process.” This year, the budget process featured a late June unveiling of line item vetoes that drew protests and led to two subsequent special sessions of the Legislature that memorably featured debate about where the Legislature should convene. Many of the cuts were later restored in the Legislature-approved capital budget. “I will work to ensure the budget process goes much more smoothly this year,” Dunleavy said. Additionally, he said he would work with state lawmakers to provide longterm protections for the Power

Cost Equalization fund, which helps offset the high cost of power in rural Alaska. Earlier this year, the fund seemed to be threatened by a bookkeeping quirk known as “The Sweep.” “A legitimate concern was raised about the long-term protection of the PCE endowment,” Dunleavy said. Protecting PCE funding was among the parts of the governor’s address that drew a positive response from the at-times unfriendly audience. Some of the governor’s commitments to public safety also went over well. During his speech, Dunleavy said Alaska State Troopers will continue to hire troopers with rural Alaska specifically in mind and also said solving cold cases and working through the state’s backlog of sexual assault kits are priorities. “All backlogged sexual assault kits, including those collected decades ago are scheduled to processed no later than September 2021,” Dunleavy said.

He said a prosecutor and investigator dedicated to cold cases have also been hired. “Justice should be swift, families should not have to wait decades for answers,” Dunleavy said. Some of the loudest applause was reserved for a pledge to provide funding for vacant Village Public Safety Officer positions. The VPSO program trains and employs people who live in villages to serve as first responders. Dunleavy’s budget vetoes from late June included $3 million in cuts to the program in light of its vacancies. That funding was later restored as part of the Legislatureapproved capital budget. “We will also continue to support the VPSO program,” Dunleavy said. “We will have funding available in the budget to fund every vacant position that an employer needs to fill in this program, and we will continue to work with stakeholder groups to continually improve our public safety outcomes in rural Alaska.”

certain crimes against our women and citizens because of the complicated jurisdictional scheme and Supreme Court precedent.” The legislation has only been introduced, and has a long road ahead of it before it could possibly be signed into law. The bill will go on to the Indian Affairs Committee in the U.S. Senate where it will be reviewed and possibly altered, according to Sen. Murkowski’s

communications director Karina Borger. The bill could then be added to a package of bills or voted on as a standalone bill Borger said, before it leaves the Senate and is passed on to the House of Representatives. “Given the Indian Country problems,” Michelle Denmert, law and policy consultant for the Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center said in the release, “the (act) will provide the recognition and hopefully

resources needed … to begin reassuming the local control over local issues and holding those who commit the specified crimes in our communities responsible.” Because the act is a pilot program, it would apply only “not more than five” tribes selected by the U.S. Attorney General’s office, according to the bill. The tribes will be selected by the Attorney General in consultation with the Secretary of the Interior.

around the peninsula Grief workshop Loss in many forms can cause grief. This has an impact on the holidays. A free one-hour grief workshop will be held at the Kenai Public Library at 12 p.m. on Nov. 6. Learn some tools to make the Holidays a better time for you. Contact Info/questions: Lee Coray-Ludden, bereavement coordinator, Hospice of the Central Peninsula 907-262-0453, hospice.ber.


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Farm & Food Friday

Farm & Food Friday, the informal monthly meet-up for anyone interested in local food or farming, resumes Friday, Oct. 18, from 8:309:30 a.m. at Odie’s Deli in Soldotna. This month’s topic: stories from the 2019 growing season. Farm & Food Friday continues through May on the third Friday of each month, sponsored by Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District and Kenai Local Food Connection.

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

Fireweed Fiber

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.

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

Sterling Community Center — Crafting On Your Own

Let’s get Crafty! Please join us for a non-instructional monthly crafting social hosted by Rochelle Hansen 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. beginning Saturday, Oct. 19. For ages 16 and up. Bring your own crafting projects, materials, and snacks. Free for members, $6 visit for nonmembers. For questions or more information please call us at 907-262-7224 or stop by 38377 Swanson River Road in Sterling, Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. We accept cash, check, or credit card.

ReGroup meeting

ReGroup’s next meeting is Monday, Oct. 21, 6:30 p.m., at the Hope Community Center on Princeton Avenue off Kalifornsky Beach Road. Sustainability through reducing, reusing, and recycling.

Family Caregiver Support Program Open House & Workshop Kenai Family Caregiver Support Program Open House & Workshop will take place Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Blazy Mall, Suite # 209. Open house from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Drop by our office to see how we may best serve you via access to our lending library, durable goods loan closet, gain information and assistance, or just visit over coffee and a snack. From 1-2 p.m. workshop presented by Lois Johnson, RN, will teach us practical skills and techniques necessary to take and record vital signs accurately. 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.


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Early mistakes hinder trade deal with China


resident Trump on Friday (Oct. 11) announced a trade deal with China that he called “tremendous” or “tremendously” positive 15 times. The details look far more modest to us, but this truce in the trade war beats the alternative of escalating tariffs that have already caused a significant global economic slowdown. Mr. Trump said China will make some $40 billion to $50 billion more in agricultural purchases over two years and has promised to better protect intellectual property and welcome more foreign financial services. In return the U.S. won’t increase tariffs to 30% from 25% on $250 billion of Chinese goods (this) week as Mr. Trump had planned. The two countries also agreed to keep talking toward what Mr. Trump called a “phase two” agreement that would include the tougher issues such as Chinese technology theft and predatory regulation against American companies. There will also be a new consultation process to address disputes and monitor enforcement. The implication is that if progress continues, Mr. Trump will cancel the tariffs planned for December on more Chinese goods. In essence both sides sued for a temporary peace to forestall further economic damage. China avoids a tariff escalation that has been hurting its exports and induced Beijing to impose capital controls to avoid capital flight and a run on the Chinese yuan. Mr. Trump gets election-year farm purchases that will alleviate the harm his tariff war has done to American farmers. Equity markets should be relieved, and higher stock prices would buoy fading consumer confidence. … None of this amounts to the kind of grand deal that would fundamentally shift China’s relationship to the world trading system. President Xi Jinping will still be able to avoid the hard decisions that would require him to reform state-owned industries or rein in the thieves at the ministry of security. Assuming the truce holds through the 2020 election, Mr. Trump may believe he can then resume negotiations in a stronger position vis-a-vis China. He made no concessions on Huawei, the Chinese telecom company whose chief financial officer has been charged with fraud in an attempt to evade U.S. sanctions against Iran. If Huawei is a threat to U.S. national security, then it should be considered separately from these trade talks. … Mr. Trump deserves credit for challenging China’s abusive practices, but he’d be in a stronger negotiating position had his tariffs not done so much to weaken the U.S. economy. By withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, he reduced U.S. trade leverage with China. By imposing steel and aluminum tariffs on allies, he made it harder to form a coalition of trading partners to confront China as a united front. By focusing on the economically irrelevant bilateral U.S.-China trade deficit, he distracted from China’s serious trade abuses. If Mr. Trump gets a second chance with China in a second term, these are the mistakes to avoid if he wants a better deal. — The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 13



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Acknowledging Native names sparks effort toward equity, inclusion


mily Johnson returns home to Alaska every year to spend time with her family during traditional times of subsistence harvest. During her stay, the Yup’ik artist makes time to share and collect stories that shape her work as a dancer, storyteller. At Bunnell Street Arts Center, she’s found a place where people have gathered for decades. Before this was an arts center, it was a general store at the end of the road to the west. Before that, the place called Bishop’s Beach today was called Tuggeght, “beluga” in Dena’ina. We learned this from Emily Johnson in a recent project she created and presented here called SHORE: Tuggeght. Johnson is part of a brave new generation of artists that is leading Alaska’s cultural sector to become adaptive and resilient, placing equity alongside excellence through inspired, decolonizing approaches that force us to evolve. Their artistic works reflect deeper truths about who we are and how we support each other — in ways both necessary and challenging, Alaskans are shaped and forged by our environment, our shared history and each other. Incubator of Alaska’s artistic innovators, Bunnell’s mission is to nurture and present innovative art of exceptional quality for diverse audiences. This arts center has been a powerful force in shaping and connecting Alaska’s cultural landscape since 1991. Revering this land and its stories

has shaped and transformed me and my work as Artistic Director of Bunnell Street Arts Center. Here, we examine, engage, challenge and celebrate Alaska’s artistic resources, questions and opportunities. For Bunnell, and for myself, a process of self-definition and transformation is happening in tandem with the decolonizing methods of the artists we present. The history we always knew is changing as we unearth stories and place names through efforts called land acknowledgement. When I was growing up in Homer, the story of this place emphasized settlers and colonists. Bunnell is located by a place called Bishop’s Beach by the homesteaders, fox farmers and fisherman who began settling this area about 100 years ago. It’s situated on the borderland of the Kenai River’s Dena’ina and the Sugpiaq (Russian colonizers called them Alutiiq), who are based across Kachemak Bay. Here, an abundance of sea life has sustained rich cultures and attracted many pioneers. Johnson’s act of land acknowledgment taught us that right here — as in many other places — colonizers erased and suppressed history by taking Indigenous land and announcing new names. Through Johnson’s work, the power of land acknowledgement flows like hidden rivers beneath our feet, and reshapes our sense of place. When Emily Johnson lifted up the Dena’ina name for this place, Tuggeght, she subtly sparked

Bunnell’s efforts to place equity and inclusion alongside excellence in every aspect of what we do. We changed our strategic plan to stress decolonization and indigenize our programs. This fall we present a dynamic slate of programs that reflect and elevate indigeneity in our exhibitions, performances and residencies. Emily Johnson has returned to create a new work, “Being Future Being” (working title). This multidisciplinary performance explores how the stories we tell ourselves set the potentials for who we will become. Envisioned as an eveninglength performance for the stage, featuring Johnson and a cast of more-than-human creatures, this new work seeks to (re)build new visions of the force that brought this world into being. Decolonization begins at home, with the stories we tell ourselves and our children. How do you tell your story? How did you come to be here? Let’s acknowledge the land and the people who have stewarded it for thousands of years. Asia Freeman was born in Mexico and raised in Alaska. After graduating from Homer High School she attended Yale College (bachelor of arts, 1991) and Vermont School of Fine Arts (master of fine arts, 1997). Asia is a visual artist, an adjunct art instructor for the University of Alaska and a co-founder of Bunnell Street Arts Center, where she holds the position of Artistic Director.

NBA and China: news & politics Profits aren’t principles Trump’s resort chosen for G-7 summit


hy it matters: The NBA is willing to embrace China’s police state as the price of entry to its market. It is not alone. Google’s famous self-admonition — “don’t be evil” — has, as it figured to be, easier to say than to accomplish. Nowhere is that rule more difficult to follow than in China, whose regime is based on repression and cruelty and yet offers such rich rewards. The NBA has in the past two weeks provided a highprofile object lesson for those companies chasing the Chinese market. The “wokest pro league” — outspoken on social issues at home — has emphatically bowed to the Beijing regime after Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted his support for the Hong Kong protesters. China immediately cut or suspended partnerships with the NBA. Rockets merchandise vanished from stores and e-commerce sites — notable because the Rockets, the team for which Yeo Ming played, has long been one of the favorite NBA teams in Ming’s homeland. The money talked. Commissioner Adam Silver rebuked Morey. So did the Rockets owner. Morey deleted his tweet. The league blocked reporters accompanying the Lakers and Nets on a preseason tour of China. League icon LeBron James — with heavy financial interests in the Chinese market through his Nike sponsorship — called Morey “not really educated on the situation.” On this issue, Morey is right. Silver is wrong. And James is the uneducated one. The NBA’s eagerness to overlook China’s police state, its repression, its defiance of the principles that underlie western democracy is unseemly. It also raises the question of how much responsibility U.S. corporations hold for Beijing’s brutalism. There is an argument that economic engagement with totalitarian regimes can serve to loosen the repression. That does not apply to China, where the regime sets repression as a non-negotiable standard, the price of entry to that market. It’s a devil’s bargain, one that American businesses — including the NBA — should be more wary of than they have been. — The Free Press of Mankato (Minnesota), Oct. 17

By Kevin Freking and Bernard Condon Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s suggestion that his Miami golf resort host next year’s Group of Seven summit became a reality Thursday, sparking an outcry from critics who called it the most blatant example yet of him using the power of his office to boost his business empire. “There are folks who will never get over the fact that it’s a Trump property, but we’re still going to go there,” acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said in announcing Trump National Doral as host. “It’s not the only place. It’s the best place.” Mulvaney said the Doral was picked for its location and amenities, and the president will not profit because the resort will be booked “at cost.” But the decision takes Trump’s apparent conflicts of interest to a new level because, unlike foreign dignitaries who can choose to stay at his Washington hotel, they will have no choice but to spend money at his resort during the June 10-12 summit. “He is doubling down on his corruption,” said ethics lawyer Kathleen Clark of Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. “He’s daring anyone to prevent him from further enriching himself from the presidency.” The decision comes as several lawsuits accuse Trump of violating the Constitution’s emoluments clause, which bans the president from receiving gifts or payments from foreign

governments. It also comes as Trump has repeatedly accused Joe Biden’s family of profiting from public office because of Hunter Biden’s business activities in Ukraine when his father was vice president. Mulvaney brushed off such concerns, as well as the idea that the summit at Trump’s Doral course would be nothing more than a massive promotion for his brand. “Donald Trump’s brand is strong as it is,” Mulvaney said. “It’s the most recognized name in the English language.” The chief of staff recounted that Trump himself raised the idea during a brainstorming session on possible sites, saying, “What about Doral?” Said Mulvaney, “That’s not the craziest idea I’ve ever heard. Trump boasted at this year’s G-7 summit in France that Doral would be a “natural” choice, touting its sprawling acreage, proximity to the airport, three golf courses, “incredible” restaurants and separate buildings for every delegation. Mulvaney said about a dozen potential sites were narrowed to a list of four finalists before Doral was selected as “far and away the best physical facility.” He added that holding the event at Doral would be dramatically cheaper — saving “millions” — and he promised to provide financial figures after the event to back that up. Critics noted that the Doral resort, the biggest source of revenue among Trump’s 17 golf properties, appears to have been struggling since even before he became president.

Financial disclosure reports filed by the president show revenue is barely growing, up just $1 million last year, to $76 million. And the Trump Organization itself has admitted it was struggling, arguing in a tax appeal to local authorities last year that it is “seriously underperforming,” according to a Washington Post review of tax appeal documents. The Doral, which Trump purchased out of bankruptcy in 2012 for a reported $150 million, also faces a heavy debt load. At the end of last year, Trump had two mortgages on the resort, one for more than $50 million and another for as much as $25 million. “The president is now officially using the power of his office to help prop up his struggling golf business,” said Noah Bookbinder, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. The Trump Organization did not respond to questions about Doral’s finances. Instead, it issued a statement saying that it is “excited to have been asked to host” the summit and “honored by this recognition.” U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, among the Democrats in Congress who have sued the president over the emoluments issue, saw it as far more troubling. “It’s so brazen and craven,” he said. “It’s virtually saying, ‘To heck with the rule of law.’” Added U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York: “The emolument clauses of the Constitution exist to prevent exactly this kind of corruption.”

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Key congressional leader Elijah Cummings dies The powerful Maryland Democrat was leading one of the impeachment investigations of President Donald Trump. By Brian White and Regina Garcia Cano Associated Press

BALTIMORE — Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper’s son who rose to become a civil rights champion and the chairman of one of the U.S. House committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, died Thursday of complications from longstanding health problems. He was 68. Cummings was a formidable orator who advocated for the poor in his black-majority district , which encompasses a large portion of Baltimore and more well-todo suburbs. As chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Cummings led investigations of the president’s government dealings, including probes in 2019

relating to Trump’s family members serving in the White House. Trump criticized the Democrat’s district as a “rodent-infested mess” where “no human being would want to live.” The comments came weeks after Trump drew bipartisan condemnation following his calls for Democratic congresswomen of color to go back to their “broken and crime-infested countries.” Cummings replied that government officials must stop making “hateful, incendiary comments” that distract the nation from its real problems, including mass shootings and white supremacy. “Those in the highest levels of the government must stop invoking fear, using racist language and encouraging reprehensible behavior,” Cummings said.

On Thursday, Trump ordered flags at the White House, military bases and other federal buildings to be flown at half-staff through Friday to honor Cummings. He also tweeted his “condolences to the family and many friends of Congressman Elijah Cummings. I got to see firsthand the strength, passion and wisdom of this highly respected political leader.” The tweet made no reference to past feuds. Former President Barack Obama, whose 2008 presidential bid counted Cummings as an early supporter, said he and his wife, Michelle, were “heartbroken” by the loss of their friend. In a joint statement, former President Bill Clinton and his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, praised Cummings’ leadership of the committee “in finding facts, exposing fictions, and demanding that our government be accountable.” Cu m m i n g s’ c a re e r spanned decades in

Energy Secretary Perry resigning Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Energy Secretary Rick Perry will leave his job by the end of the year, President Donald Trump said Thursday. Perry is under scrutiny over the role he played in the president’s dealings with Ukraine, which are currently the subject of an impeachment inquiry. House Democrats have subpoenaed Perry for documents related to a Ukrainian state-owned energy company as well as his involvement in a July call

between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. The lawmakers set a Friday deadline. Trump has said Perry teed up the July 25 call, in which Trump pressed Ukraine to investigate his Democratic rival Joe Biden and his son, who was employed by a Ukrainian gas company. A spokeswoman for Perry could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday. The spokeswoman, Shaylyn Hynes, has said Perry wanted Trump to speak with the Ukrainian leader

on energy matters related to U.S. efforts to boost Western energy ties to Eastern Europe. It is part of a long-term effort to lessen the political control Russia wields through its dominance of the fuel supply. The Associated Press reported this month that a circle of businessmen and Republican donors touted their connections to Trump and his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, as they sought to install new management at the top of Ukraine’s state-owned gas company last spring.

N.Y. to close notorious Rikers Island Associated Press

NEW YORK — New York City lawmakers voted Thursday to close the notorious Rikers Island jail complex, which has become synonymous with violence and neglect, and replace it with four smaller jails intended to be more modern and humane. The City Council voted 36-13 to replace

the complex with four smaller jails located closer to the city’s main courthouses in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens. Rikers is scheduled to shutter by 2026, ending a decadeslong run as one of the world’s largest jails. Mayor Bill de Blasio and other Democrats support the plan, which has a price tag of more than $8

billion, in part because of a belief that in an age of falling crime rates, huge jails are part of the public safety problem rather than part of the solution. City officials say a steep drop in the jail population has made it feasible to close Rikers, a complex of 10 jails on an island between Queens and the Bronx that mainly houses inmates awaiting trial.

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Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., encourages protesters to comply with the 10 p.m. curfew in Baltimore on April 29, 2015, after unrest over the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody.

Maryland politics. He rose through the ranks of the Maryland House of Delegates before winning his congressional seat in a 1996 special election to replace Kweisi Mfume, who left to lead the NAACP. By 2016, Cummings was the senior Democrat on the House Benghazi Committee, which he said was “nothing more than a taxpayer-funded effort to bring harm to Hillary

Clinton’s campaign.” Throughout his career, Cummings used his fiery voice to highlight the struggles and needs of inner-city residents. He believed in much-debated approaches to help the poor and addicted, such as needle exchange programs to reduce the spread of AIDS. A key figure in the Trump impeachment inquiry , Cummings had hoped to

return to Congress within about a week after a medical procedure for which he didn’t offer details. He’d previously been treated for heart and knee issues. Cummings’ committee, authorized to investigate virtually any part of the federal government, is one of three conducting the House impeachment probe of Trump. Cummings was among the three chairmen to sign a letter seeking documents into whether Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate the family of Democratic presidential rival Joe Biden, the former vice president. The committees have issued subpoenas of witnesses after the Trump administration’s refusal to cooperate with the impeachment probe and have jointly been meeting behind closed doors to hear testimony. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, a veteran Democrat from New York, will for now take over leadership of the House oversight committee.

California quakes strain major fault By John Antczak Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — The earthquakes that hammered the Southern California desert near the town of Ridgecrest last summer involved ruptures on a web of interconnected faults and increased strain on a major nearby fault that has begun to slowly move, according to a new study. Ruptures in the Ridgecrest earthquake sequence ended a few miles from the Garlock Fault, which runs east-west for 185 miles from the San Andreas Fault to Death Valley. The Garlock Fault has been relatively quiet for 500 years. It now has begun a process called fault creep and has slipped 0.8 inch since July, the research found. The study by geophysicists from the California Institute of Technology and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory was published in the journal Science on Thursday, coinciding with

the implementation of a statewide earthquake early warning system for the general public. Southern California’s largest earthquake sequence in two decades began July 4 in the Mojave Desert about 120 miles north of Los Angeles. A magnitude 6.4 foreshock was followed the next day by a magnitude 7.1 mainshock and then more than 100,000 aftershocks. Zachary Ross, assistant professor of geophysics at Caltech and lead author of the paper, said in a statement that it was one of the most well-documented earthquake sequences in history. Ross developed automated computer analysis of seismometer data to detect the huge number of aftershocks with precise location information, Caltech and JPL said in a press release. The JPL scientists mapped surface ruptures of the faults with data from Japanese and European Space Agency radar satellites. “I was surprised to see

how much complexity there was and the number of faults that ruptured,” said Eric Fielding, a co-author of the study from JPL. About 20 previously unknown crisscrossing faults were involved. Ross said the 6.4 quake simultaneously broke faults at right angles to each other, which he characterized as surprising. It was a commonly held idea that major earthquakes are caused by rupture of single long fault, but that has been reconsidered since a 1992 quake in the desert near Landers, California, ruptured several faults. The Ridgecrest sequence adds evidence of a more complex process. “It’s going to force people to think hard about how we quantify seismic hazard and whether our approach to defining faults needs to change,” Ross said. “We can’t just assume that the largest faults dominate the seismic hazard if many smaller faults can link up to create these major quakes.”

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U.S. hails Turkish cease-fire; Kurds must leave border By Robert Burns and Zeke Miller

Turkish-backed Syrian fighters launched their offensive against Kurdish forces in northern Syria a week ago, two days after President Donald Trump suddenly announced he was withdrawing the U.S. military from the area. Trump was widely criticized for turning on the Kurds, who had taken heavy casualties as partners with the U.S. in fighting IS extremists since 2016. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the United States had accepted the idea of a “safe zone” long pushed by Turkey, and he insisted Turkish armed forces will control the zone. He also made clear that Turkey will not stop at a previously limited zone; he said Turkish control of the Syrian side of the border must extend all the way to the Iraqi border. The commander of Kurdish-led forces in Syria, Mazloum Abdi , told Kurdish TV, “We will do whatever

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ANKARA, Turkey — The U.S. and Turkey agreed Thursday to a cease-fire in the Turks’ deadly attacks on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, requiring the Kurds to vacate the area in an arrangement that largely solidifies Turkey’s position and aims in the weeklong conflict. The deal includes a conditional halt to American economic sanctions. After negotiations with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence hailed the five-day cease-fire as the way to end the bloodshed caused by Turkey’s invasion. He remained silent on whether it amounted to a second abandonment of America’s former Kurdish allies in the fight against the Islamic State group. Turkish troops and

we can for the success of the cease-fire agreement.” But one Kurdish official, Razan Hiddo, declared that Kurdish people would refuse to live under Turkish occupation. Trump had no reservations, hailing “a great day for civilization.” Trump seemed to endorse the Turkish aim of ridding the Syrian side of the border of the Kurdish fighters whom Turkey deems to be terrorists but who fought against IS on behalf of the U.S. “They had to have it cleaned out,” he said. Leading U.S. lawmakers were less pleased than Trump. Sen. Mitt Romney, the Republicans’ presidential nominee in 2012, said he welcomed the cease-fire but wanted to know what America’s role in the region would be and why Turkey was facing no consequences for its invasion. “Further, the cease-fire

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Flames and smoke billow from a burning target in Ras al-Ayn, Syria, caused by shelling by Turkish forces on Thursday.

does not change the fact that America has abandoned an ally,” he said on the Senate floor. It was not clear whether the deal means the U.S. military will play a role in enabling or enforcing the cease-fire. Pence said the U.S. would “facilitate” the Kurds’ pullout, but he did not say if that would include the use of

American troops. The Pentagon had no immediate comment. As Pence was speaking in Ankara, U.S. troops were continuing to board aircraft leaving northern Syria. Officials said a couple of hundred had already departed, with hundreds more consolidated at a few bases waiting to move out.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Trump confidant who has criticized the president’s pullout, said he thinks U.S. troops will be needed as part of an effort to implement and enforce a halt to the fighting. “There’s just no way around it,” he said. “We need to maintain control of the skies” and work with the Kurds. While the cease-fire seemed likely to temporarily slow legislation in Congress aimed at punishing Turkey and condemning Trump’s U.S. troop withdrawal, lawmakers gave no sign of completely dropping the measures. Shortly before the announcement of the pause in hostilities, Graham and Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., introduced legislation that would bar U.S. military aid to Turkey, seek to curb foreign arms sales to Ankara and impose sanctions on top Turkish officials unless Turkey withdraws its forces.

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Venezuela joins U.N. rights body over objections UNITED NATIONS — Venezuela won a contested election for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council on Thursday despite a campaign by more than 50 organizations and many countries opposed to Nicolas Maduro’s government and its rights record. There was scattered applause in the General Assembly chamber when its president announced the results of the voting for two Latin American seats. Brazil topped the ballot with 153 votes, followed by Venezuela with 105 votes and late

entry Costa Rica with 96 votes. The Trump administration has recognized opposition leader Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s interim president and U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft called the placing of Maduro’s government on the council “an embarrassment to the United Nations and a tragedy for the people of Venezuela.” “That one of the world’s worst human-rights abusers would be granted a seat on a body that is supposed to defend human rights is utterly appalling,” Craft said in a statement after the vote.

Britain battles to leave EU, others fight to join BRUSSELS — As Britain battles

to leave the European Union, two countries from the Balkans were struggling to be allowed in Thursday, despite warnings that turning them away would tarnish the EU’s reputation and could risk inflaming the volatile region. Albania and North Macedonia were expecting this week to receive a green light to begin negotiations on joining Europe’s rich club. The European Commission, which supervises entry talks, insists that both have met all the criteria. EU leaders had promised a decision on their futures by the end of October. But French President Emmanuel Macron is refusing to allow any new countries into the 28-nation bloc until its enlargement procedures have been improved, while The Netherlands opposes Albania’s

candidacy and disputes the commission’s assessment.

Protests spread across Lebanon over new taxes BEIRUT — Thousands of people protested in Beirut and other parts of Lebanon on Thursday, closing major roads with burning tires and garbage containers in anger over the government’s plans to impose new taxes amid a severe economic crisis. Hundreds gathered near the government headquarters and parliament building in Beirut where riot police were deployed. The protesters chanted: “Revolution!” and “Thieves!” — the latter a reference to widespread corruption in a

country that has one of the highest debt loads in the world. Years of regional turmoil — worsened by an influx of 1.5 million Syrian refugees since 2011 — are catching up with the small Arab country. Lebanon has the thirdhighest debt level in the world, currently standing at about $86 billion, or 150% of its gross domestic product. In streets around Beirut, protesters set tires and trash barrels and shut down major intersections, causing traffic jams. The government is discussing the 2020 budget, and new taxes have been proposed, including on tobacco, gasoline and some social media telecommunication software such as WhatsApp. Associated Press

FIELD TEST Candidates Wanted URGENT NOTICE: You may be qualified to participate in a special Field Test of new hearing instrument technology being held at a local test site. An industry leader in digital hearing devices is sponsoring a product field test in your area next week and they have asked us to select up to 15 qualified candidates to participate. They are interested in determining the benefits of GENIUS™ 3.0 Technology in eliminating the difficulty hearing aid users experience in difficult environments, such as those with background noise or multiple talkers. Candidates in other test areas have reported very positive feedback so far.

We are looking for additional candidates in Soldotna and the surrounding areas. Date: October 25, 2019 Product test sites: Soldotna 189 S. Binkley Street, Unit 101, Soldotna, AK 99669 907-885-6071 In an effort to accurately demonstrate the incredible performance of these devices, specially trained representatives will be conducting testing and demonstrations during this special event. In addition to an audiometric hearing evaluation, candidates will receive a fiber-optic otoscope exam, a painless procedure that could reveal common hearing problems such as excessive wax or damage to the eardrum, as well as other common cause of hearing deficiencies.

We have a limited supply of the GENIUS™ 3.0 test product currently on hand and ready for testing. We have also been authorized to offer significant discounts if you decide to take the hearing instruments home. If you choose not to keep them, there’s no risk or obligation of any kind.†

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Winners will be contacted by phone and announced in the newspaper on Friday, November 1st.


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A little kindness can bring a lot of light


o something good. Do it today. Do it no matter how small the task might seem. Smile at a stranger. Say “thank you� enthusiastically to the worker who bags your groceries. Tip your waitress. Listen to a friend. Hug your spouse. It is the constant output of small acts of good that fills the kingdom of heaven with light. We cannot predict when good deeds will be needed, when one extra smile might tip the scales to save someone’s day or perhaps even their life. Is that an overly dramatic thing to say? Not at all. It is true. I was reminded of this lately when reading an article about how life used to be for the lighthouse keeper. Long ago the keeper, and

his entire family, might have to live in a remote location at the foot of the tower. Food would be delivered by ship. Likely a small garden would be tended and children were homeschooled. And here’s what struck me as the author continued: “You didn’t get one day off in seven. It was round-the-clock responsibility.� Round-the-clock! And that responsibility was kept despite the fact that no one knew if the lighthouse would be needed that evening or during that particular storm. How many nights did the keeper climb the winding, creaking, swaying stairs just to light a light that no one saw? How many storms had a light shining into the darkness that was just that: darkness, with not one

passing sailor to benefit from the keeper’s diligence? But that of course was irrelevant. The keeper simply knew one thing. The light might be needed. The light might save a life. And the lack of light might cause someone to sail to their doom. The keeper didn’t always see results but he always felt responsibility. Consider Joe Torre, manager for the New York Yankees, who one day in June was heading into the stadium when a stranger stopped him. “I met you almost 30 years ago,� the man said. “I was in high school, and I wanted to drop out. My parents asked you to talk to me one day because they thought I might listen to a ballplayer. They were right. I’m a lawyer now. I just wanted to tell you thanks.�

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

Equipping grandparents

United Methodist Church food pantry

Awana Kids Club

Clothes Quarters open Wednesdays

Sterling Grace Community Church is presenting “Equipping Grandparents,� a series on how to be a more involved as a grandparent. The series teaches how to know your grandchild better, how to influence the lives of your grandchildren, how to speak Christ into their lives, and how to leave your spiritual legacy to them. We will also discussing obstacles to relationships with grandchildren. Parents can also benefit from this series. The series will be held Wednesday evenings at the Sterling Senior Citizen Center at 6 p.m. starting on Oct. 2. Call Dr. Roger Holl at 862-0336 for more information.

Torre was pleased by the story, albeit a bit stunned. “I had a little, tiny, vague memory when he brought it up,� he said. “But that was it.� It was one meeting, too quick and too few words to remember. But it was enough for the person needing the light and his entire life was changed. Perhaps that’s why Jesus tells us that even if we just give a cup of cold water in his name, God will not forget. So I repeat. Do something good. Do it today. Do it no matter how small the task might seem. Rick Cupp is minister at Kenai Fellowship. Sunday Bible classes for all ages 10 a.m. Worship 11:15 a.m. Wednesday meal 6:15 p.m. Worship and classes at 7 p.m.

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

Kasilof Community Church food pantry Kasilof Community Church Food Pantry is every Wednesday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for residents in the community who are experiencing food shortages. The pantry is located in the church office building next to the Kasilof Mercantile, about mile 109 on the Sterling Highway. All are welcome. Non-perishable food items may be dropped at this same location Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Contact the church office for more information at 262-7512.

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

Soldotna Food Pantry open weekly The Soldotna Food Pantry is open every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for residents in the community who are experiencing food shortages. The Food Pantry is located at the Soldotna United Methodist Church at 158 South Binkley Street, and all are welcome. Non-perishable food items or monetary donations may be dropped off at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m.

Mormon church opposes ‘conversion therapy’ ban Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — A proposed ban on so-called conversion therapy in Utah is in danger of being derailed after the influential Church of Jesus of Christ of Latterday Saints came out Tuesday night in opposition, just months after it said it wouldn’t stand in the way of a similar measure under consideration. The church said in a statement that the regulatory rule prohibiting Utah psychologists from engaging in the discredited practice with LGBTQ minors would fail to safeguard religious beliefs and doesn’t account for “important realities of gender identity in the development of children.� State regulators crafted the rule at the request of Republican Gov. Gary Herbert, a member of the church, who

to 6 p.m. or on Sunday from 9 a.m. until noon. For more information call 262-4657.

KP Young Adult Ministry meetings KP Young Adult Ministry is available at Ammo Can Coffee Thursday nights at 7 p.m. KP Young Adult Ministry is geared toward fostering the healthy Christian Community for young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 years old. For more information contact us through our Facebook Page KP Young Adult Ministry.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help sets place at table A Place at the Table, a new outreach ministry of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Soldotna continues to offer a hot meal and fellowship and blood pressure checks to anyone interested. The meal is the second, third and fourth Sunday of each month, from 4-6 p.m. at Fireweed Hall,

in June asked for a set of rules after a similar bill died in the Legislature despite the church not taking a position. The church’s statement strikes a blow to the hopes of LGBTQ advocates hoping Utah could join 18 states that have enacted laws banning or restricting the practice opposed by the American Psychological Association. The faith widely known as the Mormon church accounts for nearly twothirds of the state’s residents, and nearly every state lawmaker. It’s unknown how the church’s position will impact the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing’s pending decision. The agency has said the rule could go into effect as early as next week. The division didn’t immediately respond to inquiries Wednesday.

located on campus at 222 West Redoubt Ave., Soldotna. The Abundant Life Assembly of God church, Sterling, will be joining us in this ministry and providing a hot meal on the second Sunday of the month at 4-6 p.m. at Fireweed Hall. The Soldotna Church of the Nazarene will offer the meal on the third Sunday of each month. Our Lady of Perpetual Help will offer on the fourth Sunday of each month. Our Lady of Perpetual Help would like to invite other churches to perhaps pick up one of the other Sunday evenings in the month. Call 262-5542.

Christ Lutheran Sunday schedule Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna Sunday morning service will be starting at 11 a.m. for the winter. Submit announcements to Submissions are due the Wednesday prior to publication. For more information, call 907-283-7551.

Religious Services Assembly of God

Church of Christ

Church of Christ

Church of Christ

Soldotna Church Of Christ

Mile 1/4 Funny River Road, Soldotna

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

Peninsula Christian Center

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

The Charis Fellowship Sterling Grace Community Church

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

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

Kenai Fellowship Mile 8.5 Kenai Spur Hwy.

Church 283-7682

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


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


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

Funny River Community Lutheran Church

North Star United Methodist Church

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

St. Francis By The Sea

110 S. Spruce St. at Spur )XZ,FOBJt283-6040 Sunday Services Worship Service.........11:00 a.m. Eucharistic Services on the 1st & 4th Sundays


Christ Lutheran Church (ELCA)

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

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

Non Denominational

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

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

8.BSZEBMFt4PMEPUOB 262-4865 John Rysdyk - Pastor/Teacher Sunday: Morning Worship ................9:30 a.m. Sunday School....................11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ..6:00 p.m.

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

You Are Invited! Wheelchair Accessible


Our Lady of Perpetual Help


Dustin Atkinson, Pastor Sponsor of the Lutheran Hour 216 N. Forest Drive, Kenai 283-4153 Sunday School........ 9:30 a.m. Worship Service.........11:00 a.m.

Nikiski Church Of Christ

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

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


Southern Baptist Non Denominational Kalifonsky Christian Center

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

Kenai Bible Church

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

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

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

College Heights Baptist Church

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

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

First Baptist Church of Kenai

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

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Stars seek 8th straight title By JOEY KLECKA Peninsula Clarion

The seven-year stranglehold Soldotna football has had on the Division II state championship has seen its share of challengers, but perhaps none came as close to knocking the Stars off their

pedestal as the Juneau-Douglas Bears did in 2013. On that crisp, sunny day six years ago at Anchorage Football Stadium, SoHi found itself in a 22-point hole in the first half before rallying to claim a wild 56-49 victory over Juneau. It’s a scenario that SoHi hasn’t had to deal with

in the five title games since then. That was the last time the Division II football championship was held at Anchorage Football Stadium, and the venue returns as host of this weekend’s title game. This time, it’ll be Soldotna and Lathrop squaring off for the crown at 4 p.m. Saturday. Following a

season of blowout victories, the Stars will face what is quite possibly their closest competition at Division II this year. “There’s no question, they’re an extremely talented team,” said SoHi head coach Galen Brantley See prep, Page A11

Bears’ Schachle joins family at Division I

with a slightly revamped Seahawks squad. Seward head coach Jodie Kurtz said she installed a new defensive lineup to help the servereceive game, and the passing game was improved as well. “It’s been a rough season, but this is the best they’ve played in a long time,” Kurtz said. “The object was to simplify.” After a lopsided opening set won by Nikiski, the Seahawks came back reinvigorated and jumped out to an 11-8 lead over the Bulldogs. Spurred on by challenging kill shots by middle hitter Sequoia See net, Page A11

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Kenai River Brown Bears forward Porter Schachle will be the first to admit he’s not as athletically talented as his brother, Brayden. Porter also will tell you he didn’t play as hard or with as much skill as his brother, Tanner, did early in his junior hockey career. That didn’t keep Porter from joining Brayden and Tanner as Division I athletes in early September, when Porter, 18, committed to play hockey at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Tanner currently plays as a sophomore on the Seawolves hockey team. “He played a lot different See Bears, Page A10

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Peninsula hockey fans will receive a treat this weekend when the University of Alaska Anchorage program comes to town. For the first time in its near two-decade history, the annual Green and Gold Game, contested by members of the University of Alaska Anchorage hockey team, will come to the peninsula. The Seawolves will take to See uaa, Page A10

Winter isn’t coming ...


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By Joey Klecka

Tangled Up in Blue

n a late September early morning drive back from Talkeetna, I saw winter surprise three different drivers. The first hit the black ice in their whippy little sports car as they were passing me. They twirled along the highway, landing in a ditch. I could just make out the driver’s face, full of shock, as I continued driving by. The second and third fishtails happened in quick succession, on a shaded part of the highway, where the early morning wintry mix had turned to ice. It’s the time of year, where dangerous road conditions don’t make themselves known. Instead, the danger camouflages itself, taking down the unsuspecting driver. I’ve had my fair share of run-ins with poor conditions. My first winter in Alaska, I landed in a ditch more times than I can count. One morning, as the sun was just peeking up, I was driving two friends to Tsalteshi Trails. As we drove down to the Sterling Highway, I lost all control. Instead of looking at the road, I found myself saying to my friends, ‘Oh, we’ll be fine,’ in the most unconvincing tone. Luckily, we were fine. My car spent the day in the ditch while we went and skied. Last week, I hiked up to the Dan Moller Cabin in Juneau, enjoying some Southeast rain. How four Sewardites traveling to Southeast Alaska forgot to pack XTRATUFs, I’ll never know. The trail, though, is lined with boardwalk, allowing us to avoid swampy shoes for most of the trek. The next morning, though, we were unpleasantly surprised to find that winter hiked up just behind us. Each of the boards that had so kindly kept water out of our shoes the previous day was soaked through, morphing into frozen planks of black ice. The 4-mile trek back down to Juneau left my shoulders sore from the nervous tension I held in them all day. Instead of walking freely down, my body was tight, meticulously taking each step or just sliding my feet across the board. The traction on my trail running

By Jeff Helminiak

Seawolf hockey comes to town

Kat Sorensen

Nikiski teammates Lillian Carstens (left) and Tika Zimmerman team up for a block on Seward’s Shelby Sieminski on Thursday at Nikiski High School in Nikiski. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Nikiski netters sweep Seward By Joey Klecka Peninsula Clarion

The Nikiski volleyball team showed they still have what it takes Thursday night with a 3-0 Southcentral Conference victory over Seward at Nikiski High School. The Bulldogs are currently in pursuit of consecutive Southcentral Conference and state titles, and won Thursday with scores of 25-10, 25-22 and 25-17. The sweep pushed Nikiski’s conference record to 5-1 and 5-3 overall. Nikiski is fresh off a tournament win last weekend in the gold bracket of the Lady Grizzly Invitational in

Anchorage, and head coach Stacey Segura said she wanted to see a fastpaced game from Nikiski. “The goal was to maintain the speed of the game on our side,” Segura said. “We did it well for the first game, but then it’s like we slowed down for the last two.” With nonconference, Class 4A, opponent Colony coming in Friday and another conference clash Saturday with Homer, Segura said Nikiski will need to keep their pace high for the weekend. “We definitely need to have the speed tomorrow with Colony,” she said. Nikiski’s front line had to deal

New fall colors include hummingbirds


An adult female Anna’s hummingbird, fitted with a new band, is set for release. Females will also get some gorget feathers, but not as prominent as males. (Photo provided by Breanna Bloom)

n a day and age where social media seems to dominate and not always for the best reasons, I recently had the most positive outcome from a post to the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Facebook page. Fall is when we start seeing dispersal of Anna’s hummingbirds, a nonmigratory species. They disperse in many different directions after they leave the nest. Some of those directions may be to places inhospitable for hummingbirds, where they may eventually die. As climate continues to warm, it becomes just bearable and one or two Anna’s make it. Eventually, you have the right puzzle pieces and a pair find each other, both make it through the winter, and you have summer breeding. They may all get wiped out the following winter, but eventually this process leads to an actual range expansion and year-round residency. After my post about fall colors meaning “hummingbird colors,” I received a call about a hummingbird visiting

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a feeder off of K-Beach Road. A short time after sending the post, I had my hummingbird trap up and was playing a quick game of cat and mouse with an adult female Anna’s hummingbird. She was wary but, with some patience, I eventually captured and fitted her with a bracelet and band number. If she is ever captured or found again, that number will tell us when and where she was banded. So why band hummingbirds in Alaska in fall and early winter if they are probably just going to die? It is all about that word “probably.” We don’t know the lower temperature limit for Anna’s. They have seemingly survived in Homer and Cordova throughout the winter. We know they have made it through winters down to 8 degrees Fahrenheit. So how low can they go? Anna’s in winter are notorious for eating lots of bugs.

Presumably they eat frozen spiders and flies in the tops of spruce. Although we know their survival in winter is aided by hummingbird feeders, they do spend a lot of time away from the feeder. The Anna’s banded last November off Cannery Road in Kenai would visit the feeder for a week and then disappear. He seemingly had not made it, then two weeks later he would show up and hit the feeder for a few days. Then he would be off again and show up three weeks later. He did this until last seen on Christmas Eve. While the feeder provides some support, their metabolism is so high they would never leave the feeder if they were not capable of surviving on their own. The folks who have allowed me to come to their homes often name their hummingbirds. It is a fun way to connect to them, but both families have maintained a grounded perspective. They know there is See refuge, Page A11


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than me — hard, physical and tried to play as a big skill player,” Porter said. “I would always try and make my game more skilled than I needed. I wasn’t near as hard of a worker as him.” Brayden, a three-time state diving champ for Wasilla High School, dives for the University of Wisconsin. “Me and Tanner aren’t near as coordinated as him,” Porter said. “He can do just about all sports.” Porter’s parents aren’t too shabby, either. Trent Schachle played hockey for the University of Alaska Fairbanks and had 80 career points before carving out a six-year pro career. Trent also coached Wasilla High School hockey for six years before leaving after last season. Porter’s mother, Holli, played Division II volleyball for the Nanooks. And in case recruiters are wondering, Porter has two younger siblings — Josi is a junior on the Wasilla volleyball team, while Quin is an eighth-grader who plays basketball at Wasilla Middle School. Porter’s ascension to Division I status happened quickly. He finished his junior year at Wasilla, then joined the Brown Bears for his senior year last season. But Schachle only got in 23 games (three goals, seven assists) before a shoulder injury sidelined him for the rest of the season. Importantly, though, that shoulder injury didn’t keep him from shooting up a few inches to 6-foot-3 in the offseason. “He’s fortunate to be a good-sized kid,” Kenai River head coach Kevin Murdock said. “That didn’t hurt him when it came to UAA’s interest. He’s a big kid that skates well, and those are the kinds of things schools are looking at.” As they say in hockey, you

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can’t teach reach. “It’s one of the only Godgiven talents you get in life is your size,” Schachle said. “I’m glad I got my size because it makes the game a lot easier for me. “It makes it harder for guys to play against me because the puck’s 8 feet out the side of me.” Porter also gave Tanner a bunch of credit. For the past two summers, Porter has taken part in open skates at the Seawolf Sports Complex with elite talent in the Anchorage area, including Tanner. “He gave me the opportunity to come out and skate,” Porter said of his brother. “I’m sure he talks to the coaches a lot and helps me out a lot. He does a lot for me and that’s a big reason I want to go there.” Porter and Tanner are far enough apart in age that they’ve never been on a competitive team together. Porter said he’s always wanted to play with his brother, so Porter is motivated to improve enough this year that UAA decides he doesn’t need his final year of junior eligibility for more grooming. “To be 100 percent honest, I don’t think I’m quite all the way there,” Schachle said. “I’m still pretty uncoordinated. I’m still growing quite a bit.” When asked, Schachle has a laundry list of things he needs to improve this year — skating, protecting the puck, shooting the puck quicker and getting his 195-pound frame closer to the 220 pounds that Tanner carries. “When it comes to college hockey, you have to do a good job managing the puck and eliminating turnovers really every time you step on the ice,” Murdock said. “You aren’t necessarily relied on to create offense every time you are on the ice.” Murdock also said Schachle must learn to be more consistent. While NAHL teams have 60 games in the regular season, college

Series preview: Bears ready to face Magicians By Jeff Helminiak Peninsula Clarion

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Porter Schachle takes a shot against the Janesville (Wisconsin) Jets on Sunday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

teams get a little more than half of that. “Take a few nights off, and next thing you know the season is over,” Murdock said. Schachle, who has two goals and two assists in 11 games this season, believes he’s in the perfect place to improve rapidly. Brown Bears forward Zach Krajnik, of Eagle River, gives a great example of how to play fast and skilled. Preston Weeks, of Soldotna, does a great job of constantly pushing. And Anchorage’s Ryan Reid is a perfect roommate on the road, giving tips as the two break down games on video. The Wasilla product also said Murdock and associate head coach Dan Bogdan are constantly pushing him and teaching him.

“It’s pretty nice being down here with the personnel on our team,” Schachle said. “Everyone on our team gets along pretty well so I like it a lot. “It’s a lot easier to excel as a player and be a better person when you’re having fun.” Schachle also said being able to play this level of hockey so close to home is a big bonus. His parents can come watch the games, and Porter can talk with Tanner by phone without having to worry about a time difference. He even gets to live with his aunt and uncle, Ryan and Chelsea Hendriks. “It’s pretty nice having the Brown Bears down in Kenai,” Schachle said. “This place is like a second home, even. I feel pretty fortunate having this here.”

Astros go up 3-1 on Yankees NEW YORK (AP) — They have the pitching, and they don’t need the pitches. Certainly, the Houston Astros have confidence for good reason on the brink of another World Series. “It’s Justin Verlander,” reliever Ryan Pressly said. George Springer and Carlos Correa each hit three-run homers and the Astros got another wild ace off the hook to beat the disheveled New York Yankees 8-3 Thursday night and reach the cusp of a second World Series visit in three years. The Astros lead the AL Championship Series 3-1, putting the 2017 World Series winners a step away from a showdown with the NL champion Washington Nationals. Houston still has Verlander and Gerrit Cole queued up for this series, and the Yankees will have to beat both to survive. Verlander will start Game 5 on Friday night against James Paxton. Springer lined an errant splitter from playoff star Masahiro Tanaka in the third inning for his homer, and Correa battered Chad Green’s fastball when New York turned to its vaunted bullpen. Those All-Star sluggers have combined for just five hits in the series, but four have been homers. Earlier in the day, Astros manager AJ Hinch ardently denied that his team has skirted rules to steal signs after an allegation by the Yankees, which was investigated and cleared by Major League Baseball. He also made it clear: If a pitcher is tipping what’s coming, Houston will take advantage. The Astros are tired of that talk detracting from their sluggers. “I think it’s disrespectful that every time we score a lot of runs, people talk about tipping,” Correa said.

“Nobody was tipping today and we scored, what, eight runs? We’re great hitters. We’ve been doing it for a whole season.” New York worked starter Zack Greinke hard during a 28-pitch first inning, but just like against Cole in Game 3, the clutch hit never came. Pressly dodged a basesloaded jam in the fifth, and many fans had left Yankee Stadium by the time it ended shortly before 12:30 a.m. The Yankees are at risk of failing to make the World Series for an entire decade for the first time since the 1910s. They are 0 for 13 with runners in scoring position the past two games. Didn’t help when they committed four errors in Game 4, most ever for the club in a home postseason game. “We played poorly tonight, there’s no other way to explain it,” manager Aaron Boone said. “And we need to flush this immediately.” Tanaka allowed four runs — three earned — for New York, his most in eight postseason starts. CC Sabathia pitched in relief for New York but was pulled with a left shoulder injury during the eighth inning. Planning to retire after the season, an emotional Sabathia covered his face with his glove as he left the field for likely the final time. Fans shouted his name as he walked off, and Cole and Springer were among the Houston players who stood and clapped for the 39-year-old. “I hate to see that for him,” said Hinch, who played with and against Sabathia. “I hate to see that for the sport.” Gary Sánchez ended a lengthy postseason slide with a two-run homer, but a reshuffled Yankees lineup — still without injured Giancarlo Stanton — again couldn’t string together its damage.

During warmups, a buzzing Bronx crowd jeered Greinke with chants of “Donald! Donald!” — his given first name — and the veteran right-hander wobbled early. He walked three in the first inning for the first time since April 2007, including a four-pitch, bases-loaded free pass to Brett Gardner, and fell into a quick 1-0 hole. Greinke struggled especially to locate his fastball before blowing one past Sánchez

during a three-pitch K to end the inning. He sharpened up and retired nine straight before the Yankees pushed him out of the game while loading the bases in the fifth. Pressly struck out Gleyber Torres — on a tight check swing — and Edwin Encarnación to escape. “So far this series our bullpen has been huge to complement a really good starting rotation,” Hinch said.

The Kenai River Brown Bears went on the road to defeat the Minnesota Magicians by scores of 5-3 and 4-2 in early September in North American Hockey League. But after last weekend, the Bears should know how much that means when the Magicians visit the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex for 7:30 p.m. games today and Saturday. In a home-opening series against the Janesville (Wisconsin) Jets, the Bears cruised to 5-2 and 4-1 victories Friday and Saturday before losing 6-3 Sunday. “They do have a ton of talent and it’s still early in the season,” Kenai River head coach Kevin Murdock said of the Magicians. “Everybody was working on getting their roster to size. We played them the first weekend after the Showcase and I don’t think what happened indicates anything moving forward.” The Magicians finished second in the Midwest Division last season, then lost to the Fairbanks Ice Dogs in the Midwest Division finals. After the season, the third straight starting goalie for the Magicians heard his name called in the NHL Draft. This year, Minnesota has scored 23 goals in 10 games. Only six

teams have scored less. But Minnesota has six players committed to Division I schools and had four listed as “Players to Watch” by NHL Central Scouting last week. “They have a good team this year,” Murdock said. “They lost a little firepower up front and are still getting accustomed to it.” The Brown Bears line of Theo Thrun (15 points), Eagle River’s Zach Krajnik (12 points) and Logan Ritchie (10 points) has been dangerous all season, while the Magicians leading scorer right now has seven points. Minnesota did show how dangerous it can be in collecting a 2-1 shootout win in the Ice Dogs’ home opener last weekend. The Bears are 6-3-1-1 and in sole possession of second place in the Midwest, while the Magicians are last at 2-6-2-0. Murdock, whose team did the Skilak Lookout trail Monday to take a break after last weekend’s three-game series, said consistency is the key for his team right now. “I think we’re feeling pretty good,” he said. “We’ve shown flashes of how good we can really be. We need to work on consistency and playing for a full 60 minutes. “We played well Friday, but Saturday there were even times when we let up here and there.”

Chiefs win, but Mahomes gets hurt DENVER (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs rediscovered their mojo but lost their maestro. The Chiefs rallied around their fallen superstar and snapped a two-game skid with a 30-6 thrashing of the Denver Broncos on Thursday night after reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes dislocated his right knee in a pileup near the goal line in the first half. “I’ve never seen anything like that on the field before,” Denver defensive end Shelby Harris said. “His knee was literally all the way to the side, his kneecap was. I wish him the best. We definitely need him in the league, he’s definitely a big attraction in the league. “You never want to see anyone get hurt, especially like that. I hope everything is good and I hope he has a speedy recovery.” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said

after the game that didn’t know how serious Mahomes’ injury was, but added that, “We’re good with whatever direction this thing goes.” Backup Matt Moore threw a 57-yard touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill and the Chiefs (5-2) collected nine sacks, gave up a season-low 71 yards rushing and beat the Broncos (2-5) for the eighth straight time. His balky left ankle heavily taped, Mahomes completed 10 of 11 passes for 76 yards and a touchdown, before getting injured on a successful sneak on fourth-and-inches at the Denver 5 early in the second quarter. One by one, players peeled off the pile but when Mahomes didn’t get up , the stadium grew quiet, Broncos players knelt and some Chiefs stormed away in aguish as their quarterback ripped off his helmet and covered his face.

Saturday, Oct. 19 Eastern Conference New England at Atlanta, 9 a.m. D.C. at Toronto, 2 p.m. Western Conference Dallas at Seattle, 11:30 a.m. Portland at Salt Lake, 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 Eastern Conference New York Red Bulls at Philadelphia, 11 a.m. Western Conference LA Galaxy at Minnesota, 4:30 p.m. All Times AKDT

Vancouver at New Jersey, 9 a.m. Montreal at St. Louis, 11 a.m. Vegas at Pittsburgh, 3 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Columbus, 3 p.m. Colorado at Tampa Bay, 3 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 3 p.m. Ottawa at Arizona, 3 p.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. Florida at Nashville, 4 p.m. Calgary at Los Angeles, 6 p.m. Buffalo at San Jose, 6:30 p.m. All Times AKDT

scoreboard Football NFL Standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 6 0 0 1.000 190 48 Buffalo 4 1 0 .800 90 70 N.Y. Jets 1 4 0 .200 63 123 Miami 0 5 0 .000 42 180 South Houston 4 2 0 .667 162 134 Indianapolis 3 2 0 .600 113 115 Jacksonville 2 4 0 .333 117 131 Tennessee 2 4 0 .333 98 92 North Baltimore 4 2 0 .667 184 140 Cleveland 2 4 0 .333 120 154 Pittsburgh 2 4 0 .333 123 131 Cincinnati 0 6 0 .000 97 159 West Kansas City 5 2 0 .714 202 150 Oakland 3 2 0 .600 103 123 L.A. Chargers 2 4 0 .333 120 118 Denver 2 5 0 .286 112 136 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East Dallas 3 3 0 .500 153 114 Philadelphia 3 3 0 .500 161 149 N.Y. Giants 2 4 0 .333 111 160 Washington 1 5 0 .167 90 167 South New Orleans 5 1 0 .833 128 122 Carolina 4 2 0 .667 166 133 Tampa Bay 2 4 0 .333 173 185 Atlanta 1 5 0 .167 135 186 North Green Bay 5 1 0 .833 142 115 Minnesota 4 2 0 .667 150 93 Chicago 3 2 0 .600 87 69 Detroit 2 2 1 .500 119 118 West San Francisco 5 0 0 1.000 147 64 Seattle 5 1 0 .833 165 146 L.A. Rams 3 3 0 .500 153 154 Arizona 2 3 1 .417 134 171 Thursday’s Games Kansas City 30, Denver 6 Sunday’s Games Miami at Buffalo, 9 a.m. Houston at Indianapolis, 9 a.m. Arizona at N.Y. Giants, 9 a.m. Oakland at Green Bay, 9 a.m. L.A. Rams at Atlanta, 9 a.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 9 a.m. Jacksonville at Cincinnati, 9 a.m. San Francisco at Washington, 9 a.m. L.A. Chargers at Tennessee, 12:05 p.m. Baltimore at Seattle, 12:25 p.m. New Orleans at Chicago, 12:25 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas, 4:20 p.m. Open: Tampa Bay, Cleveland, Carolina, Pittsburgh Monday’s Games New England at N.Y. Jets, 4:15 p.m. All Times AKDT

Basketball NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 4 0 1.000 — Boston 4 0 1.000 — Brooklyn 3 0 1.000 ½

New York 1 2 .333 2½ Toronto 1 2 .333 2½ Southeast Division Miami 4 0 1.000 — Orlando 3 3 .500 2 Washington 2 2 .500 2 Atlanta 1 4 .200 3½ Charlotte 1 4 .200 3½ Central Division Milwaukee 5 0 1.000 — Indiana 3 1 .750 1½ Detroit 3 2 .600 2 Chicago 2 3 .400 3 Cleveland 1 3 .250 3½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division New Orleans 4 0 1.000 — Memphis 3 1 .750 1 Houston 3 2 .600 1½ Dallas 2 3 .400 2½ San Antonio 1 3 .250 3 Northwest Division Denver 4 0 1.000 — Oklahoma City 2 2 .500 2 Portland 2 3 .400 2½ Minnesota 2 3 .400 2½ Utah 1 4 .200 3½ Pacific Division L.A. Lakers 3 2 .600 — Sacramento 3 2 .600 — Phoenix 2 2 .500 ½ L.A. Clippers 2 3 .400 1 Golden State 1 3 .250 1½ Thursday’s Games Miami 107, Orlando 98 Chicago 111, Atlanta 93 Milwaukee 118, Minnesota 96 Denver 110, Portland 104 Dallas 102, L.A. Clippers 87 Friday’s Games Washington at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. Toronto vs. Brooklyn at Uniondale, N.Y., 3:30 p.m. Houston at Miami, 4 p.m. New Orleans at New York, 4 p.m. Memphis at San Antonio, 4:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Golden State, 6:30 p.m. All Times AKDT

Baseball Playoffs LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) American League Houston 3, N.Y. Yankees 1 Saturday, Oct. 12: N.Y. Yankees 7, Houston 0 Sunday, Oct. 13: Houston 3, N.Y. Yankees 2, 11 innings Tuesday, Oct. 15: Houston 4, N.Y. Yankees 1 Wednesday, Oct. 16: Houston at N.Y. Yankees, ppd. Thursday, Oct. 17: Houston 8, N.Y. Yankees 3 Friday, Oct. 18: Houston (Verlander 21-6) at N.Y. Yankees (Paxton 15-6), 3:08 p.m. AKDT (FS1) National League Washington 4, St. Louis 0 Friday, Oct. 11: Washington 2, St. Louis 0 Saturday, Oct. 12: Washington 3, St. Louis 1 Monday, Oct. 14: Washington 8, St. Louis 1 Tuesday, Oct. 15 Washington 7, St. Louis 4

Soccer MLS Playoffs First Round

Hockey NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Buffalo 8 6 1 1 13 30 18 Boston 7 5 1 1 11 19 14 Tampa Bay 7 4 2 1 9 27 21 Toronto 8 4 3 1 9 31 28 Montreal 7 3 2 2 8 26 24 Florida 6 2 2 2 6 19 24 Detroit 7 3 4 0 6 18 26 Ottawa 6 1 4 1 3 14 22 Metropolitan Division Carolina 8 6 2 0 12 28 21 Pittsburgh 7 5 2 0 10 28 18 Washington 8 4 2 2 10 26 26 N.Y. Islanders 7 4 3 0 8 18 18 Columbus 6 3 3 0 6 14 20 Philadelphia 5 2 2 1 5 14 15 N.Y. Rangers 4 2 2 0 4 13 14 New Jersey 7 1 4 2 4 18 31 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division Colorado 6 5 0 1 11 24 15 St. Louis 7 3 1 3 9 22 24 Nashville 7 4 3 0 8 30 28 Winnipeg 9 4 5 0 8 27 33 Chicago 4 1 2 1 3 12 13 Dallas 8 1 6 1 3 15 26 Minnesota 7 1 6 0 2 14 29 Pacific Division Edmonton 7 6 1 0 12 29 19 Anaheim 7 5 2 0 10 18 12 Vegas 8 5 3 0 10 29 21 Calgary 8 4 3 1 9 23 22 Vancouver 6 4 2 0 8 22 14 Arizona 6 3 2 1 7 16 11 San Jose 7 3 4 0 6 18 24 Los Angeles 7 2 5 0 4 20 31 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. Thursday’s Games Tampa Bay 4, Boston 3, SO Montreal 4, Minnesota 0 New Jersey 5, N.Y. Rangers 2 Vancouver 4, St. Louis 3, SO N.Y. Islanders 3, Winnipeg 1 Calgary 5, Detroit 1 Arizona 5, Nashville 2 Vegas 3, Ottawa 2, SO Buffalo 3, Los Angeles 0 Friday’s Games Dallas at Pittsburgh, 3 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Washington, 3 p.m. Colorado at Florida, 3 p.m. Columbus at Chicago, 4:30 p.m. Detroit at Edmonton, 5 p.m. Carolina at Anaheim, 6 p.m. Saturday’s Games


BASEBALL American League OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Promoted Ed Sprague to director of player development and Keith Lieppman to special advisor to player development. National League CHICAGO CUBS — Named Matt Dorey senior vice president, player development; Bobby Basham director of player development; Craig Breslow director of pitching/special assistant to the president and general manager; Justin Stone director of hitting; and Jeremy Farrell assistant director of baseball development. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA — Named Gary Zielinski director of amateur officiating development. CHICAGO BULLS — Signed F Luol Deng who announced his retirement. DETROIT PISTONS — Exercised their team option on F Luke Kennard for the 2020-21 season. Signed G Craig Sword. Waived F Todd Withers. LOS ANGELES LAKERS — Exercised their contract option on F Kyle Kuzma for the 2020-21 season. TORONTO RAPTORS — Signed G Matt Morgan. Waived F Sagaba Konate. WASHINGTON WIZARDS — Agreed to terms with G Bradley Beal on a two-year extension. NBA G League CAPITAL CITY GO GO — Acquired a 2019 firstround draft pick and the returning rights to F CJ Fair from Windy City for the returning rights to F Darel Poirier. FOOTBALL National Football League BUFFALO BILLS — Signed WR Ray-Ray McCloud to the practice squad. Released WR Jordan Veasy. DETROIT LIONS — Awarded RB Tra Carson off waivers from Green Bay. Released RB Paul Perkins. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL — Suspended Vegas F Valentin Zykov 20 games for violating the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program. DETROIT RED WINGS — Assigned C Chase Pearson to Grand Rapids (AHL). American Hockey League PROVIDENCE BRUINS — Recalled G Kyle Keyser from Atlanta (ECHL). LACROSSE National Lacrosse League BUFFALO BANDITS — Signed F Chase Fraser to a one-year contract. TENNIS United States Tennis Association USTA — Named Michael Dowse chief executive officer and executive director. COLLEGE CLAYTON STATE — Promoted Lance Egnatz to associate men’s head basketball coach.

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only a slim chance these hummingbirds will make it through the winter, so they enjoy the ephemeral visits that much more. “Tick-it” was the adult male banded in November 2018. Now in 2019 we have Sugar Petal. Could it be that Tick-it made it through the winter last year and now his future mate has arrived? Only time will tell. Tick-it is still the northernmost banded Anna’s, but he only beat Sugar Petal by one mile. As a biologist, I am fascinated to watch processes like range expansion happen. It is even more special to be situated where species distribute themselves based on an environmental limit that determines their very existence. Anna’s hummingbird’s range

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shoes couldn’t stand the test, though. Once, a misstep landed me on my butt. A second time, when I was feeling cocky thanks to the sun beating down onto the boardwalk, I fell sideways and sent my foot down a foot into the muck. Luckily, my shoe was still attached when I finally wrangled my way out of there. We knew the temperatures were dropping, but we forgot what that means

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Sieverts, Seward pulled its weight with Nikiski. Nikiski was able to get back into the fight with a sequence of strong service points by Kaitlyn Johnson, who helped lead the home team on a 7-0 run to take the lead. Seward stayed close and got to within 24-22 before the Bulldogs finally put the Seahawks away to take a 2-0 match lead. In the third set, an even contest was eventually commanded by Nikiski thanks to the service game of junior setter Kotori Miyoshi, who knocked down three straight serve points to put Nikiski out front 13-6. Segura said Miyoshi’s service game this season has been a huge addition to the team. Seward had one last gasp as Naomi Ifflander tallied

spans some 3,000 miles into Mexico and the northern extreme is our backyard here on the Kenai Peninsula. Only through banding will we be able to confirm that some of these birds are the same birds seen in previous years. It is possible that we are just seeing a new influx of dispersing birds each year and none of them are making it YET. If you want to try your luck at attracting a late hummingbird, be prepared for a fair amount of work and window watching. Mix one part sugar to four parts water, put the solution in a hummingbird feeder, but don’t add dye or food coloring. As we get into lower winter temperatures, the fight is to keep the solution from freezing. There are heated feeders that can be purchased online or you can engineer your own using a small wattage light bulb fitted into a container

under the feeder to keep the solution from freezing. The most important thing is to take the feeder down weekly and wash it with mild soap and water to eliminate any potential mold growth. I will continue to track down and band any late hummingbirds that are reported. Who knows? Maybe your yard will become the new northern limit for these flying jewels. If you have any questions about setup or wish to report a sighting, contact me at 907-260-2817 or todd_

in Alaska. So, while we were lamenting our lack of rain boots on our hike in, we should have been worried about our lack of microspikes for our hike out. Termination dust has been steadily moving down the mountains for weeks, but the days are still long enough to work and play and the temperatures are still high enough for me to forgo the puffy coat. But, that doesn’t mean that winter isn’t here. Winter is more than just snow on the trails. It doesn’t storm in with 12 inches of snow.

It’s black ice on the roads and trails. It’s temperatures that dance around freezing, dropping fast at night and taking awhile to warm up with the sun. It’s the morning wood stove fire that doesn’t need to be kept alive past lunch. Our autumn season is quick, you can blink and miss the fall colors. And while the leaves are still holding on, winter starts creeping its way. Winter isn’t coming, it’s already here. So, start thinking about pulling out the skis, dig out your headlamps and microspikes and, most importantly, drive safe.

two service points as part of a 5-0 run that closed the gap to 19-16, but Nikiski executed down the stretch to close out the match, which was punctuated by a kill shot by Zimmerman. Kaycee Bostic and Tika Zimmerman led Nikiski with five kills each, while Johnson added four kills and four aces to go with 10 assists and 10 digs. Libero America Jeffreys recorded 16 digs, Miyoshi had five aces, Angela Druesedow had five assists and Lillian Carstens notched four blocks. Colony 3, Soldotna 1 The Stars lost a Northern Lights Conference match Thursday night at Soldotna High School, dropping them to 5-2 in NLC play and 11-2 overall. Soldotna split a weekend series against Wasilla two weeks ago to lose their first NLC game this year. The Knights bested SoHi with scores of 25-23, 23-25, 25-21 and 25-23.

Todd Eskelin is a Wildlife Biologist at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Find more Refuge Notebook articles (1999-present) at https:// community/Refuge_notebook.html or other info at kenainationalwildliferefuge.

SoHi head coach Luke Baumer said the Stars performed admirably against a tough conference opponent despite dealing with the tragic death of a fellow SoHi student who was killed Thursday morning in a car accident in Soldotna. Baumer said the student was a friend to many of the players on the team, and all three close game losses against Colony showcased the team’s perseverance. “It was a pretty big loss and everyone is pretty heartbroken about it,” Baumer said. “The Valley teams are always tough, we know they’re always gonna be tough, but we pulled through.” Ituau Tuisaula led the SoHi attack with 25 kills, while Bailey Armstrong and Trayce Lyon each tallied seven kills. Lyon also had three blocks and three aces. Sierra Kuntz recorded 39 assists and three aces, while Aleena Zener added eight digs.

Today in History Today is Friday, Oct. 18, the 291st day of 2019. There are 74 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 18, 1977, West German commandos stormed a hijacked Lufthansa jetliner on the ground in Mogadishu, Somalia, freeing all 86 hostages and killing three of the four hijackers. On this date: In 1648, Boston shoemakers were authorized to form a guild to protect their interests; it’s the first American labor organization on record. In 1892, the first long-distance telephone line between New York and Chicago was officially opened (it could only handle one call at a time). In 1898, the American flag was raised in Puerto Rico shortly before Spain formally relinquished control of the island to the U-S. In 1912, black boxer Jack Johnson was arrested in Chicago, accused of violating the Mann Act because of his relationship with his white girlfriend, Lucille Cameron. (The case collapsed when Cameron refused to cooperate, but Johnson was later re-arrested and convicted on the testimony of a former mistress, Belle Schreiber.) In 1931, inventor Thomas Alva Edison died in West Orange, New Jersey, at age 84. In 1944, Soviet troops invaded Czechoslovakia during World War II. In 1961, the movie musical “West Side Story,” starring Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer, premiered in New York, the film’s setting. In 1962, James D. Watson, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins were honored with the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology for determining the double-helix molecular structure of DNA. In 1969, the federal government banned artificial sweeteners known as cyclamates (SY’-kluh-maytz) because of evidence they caused cancer in laboratory rats. In 1972, Congress passed the Clean Water Act, overriding President Richard Nixon’s veto. In 1984, actor Jon-Erik Hexum, 26, was taken off life support six days after shooting himself in the head with a pistol loaded with a blank cartridge on the set of his TV show “Cover Up.” In 2001, CBS News announced that an employee in anchorman Dan Rather’s office had tested positive for skin anthrax. Four disciples of Osama bin Laden were sentenced in New York to life without parole for their roles in the deadly 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. Ten years ago: A suicide bomber struck a meeting between Revolutionary Guard commanders and Shiite and Sunni tribal leaders in the Iranian border town of Pishin, killing 42 people, including 15 Guard members. Jessica Watson, a 16-year-old Australian, steered her bright pink yacht out of Sydney Harbor to start her bid to become the youngest person to sail solo and unassisted around the world. (She succeeded, returning to Sydney Harbor in May 2010.) Five years ago: The Supreme Court said Texas could use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election, rejecting an emergency request from the Justice Department and civil rights groups to prohibit the state from requiring voters to produce certain forms of photo ID. (Three justices dissented.) The remains of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, 18, were found near Charlottesville; a suspect, Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., is charged with first-degree murder and abduction with intent to defile. Paul Craft, 76, a songwriter and member of the country Hall of Fame, died in Nashville. One year ago: President Donald Trump threatened to close the U.S. border with Mexico if authorities could not stop a caravan of migrants making their way from Central America. Trump threatened “very severe” consequences if the Saudis were found to have murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (jah-MAHL’ khahr-SHOHK’-jee). LeBron James finished with 26 points and 12 rebounds, but the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Portland Trail Blazers, 128119, in James’ regular-season debut with the Lakers. The Boston Red Sox advanced to the World Series, beating the Houston Astros 4-1 to win the American League Championship Series in five games. Today’s Birthdays: Actress Dawn Wells is 81. College and Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Ditka is 80. Singermusician Russ Giguere is 76. Actor Joe Morton is 72. Actress Pam Dawber is 69. Author Terry McMillan is 68. Writerproducer Chuck Lorre is 67. Gospel singer Vickie Winans is 66. Director-screenwriter David Twohy (TOO’-ee) is 64. International Tennis Hall of Famer Martina Navratilova is 63. Actor Jon Lindstrom is 62. International Hall of Fame boxer Thomas Hearns is 61. Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme is 59. Jazz musician Wynton Marsalis is 58. Actor Vincent Spano is 57. Rock musician Tim Cross is 53. Former tennis player Michael Stich (shteek) is 51. Singer Nonchalant is 46. Actress Joy Bryant is 45. Rock musician Peter Svenson (The Cardigans) is 45. Actor Wesley Jonathan is 41. Rhythm-and-blues singer-actor Ne-Yo is 40. Country singer Josh Gracin is 39. Country musician Jesse Littleton (Marshall Dyllon) is 38. Olympic gold medal skier Lindsey Vonn is 35. Jazz singer-musician Esperanza Spalding is 35. Actress-model Freida Pinto is 35. Actor Zac Efron is 32. Actress Joy Lauren is 30. TV personality Bristol Palin is 29. Actor Tyler Posey is 28. Actor Toby Regbo is 28. Thought for Today: “Only those ideas that are least truly ours can be adequately expressed in words.” -- Henri Bergson, French philosopher (1859-1941).

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Jr. “They have one of the best players in the state at any level, and several other skill athletes that can hurt you. They have big physical linemen that they match up with us very well.” In a Sept. 13 game with Lathrop, SoHi rolled to a 51-14 win over the Malemutes, but Brantley Jr. said Lathrop showed signs of being the dangerous team he knows they can be. SoHi’s previous matchup with Lathrop, an August 2018 contest in Fairbanks, the Stars won 50-21 but not before giving up the lead in the second quarter. Obviously, experience also means something in chasing a title. While this is the eighth consecutive trip to the state title game for SoHi, the Malemutes are treading in rare territory. Lathrop last played in a state football championship game in 1985, when it lost 26-10 to East Anchorage in the days when Alaska featured a single classification. The success of the 2019 Stars has been defined by its exceptional senior class, as the entire starting offense are senior players who have been ingrained in the Wing-T system for years, dating back to Pop Warner days. Brantley Jr. said the senior class, which includes his son, tight

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the Olympic-sized ice at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in what is a de facto hockey doubleheader. The Kenai River Brown Bears will take on the Minnesota Magicians at 7:30 p.m. for a North American Hockey League bout. “We know that Kenai and Soldotna have a great hockey community, and with (UAA’s) bye week, we thought it’d be a cool idea to reach out and do something down there,” said UAA director of hockey operations Nick Walters. The Seawolves have played in Soldotna before — an exhibition game at the sports complex Oct. 2, 2015, when UAA lost a 1-0 contest to Mt. Royal of Calgary, Canada. But Saturday’s event will mark the first Green and Gold Game played on the peninsula. The Green and Gold Game has historically been

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end Galen Brantley III, has earned every victory and state crown it has accrued. “They’re special in a lot of ways, they’re special to me,” he said. “They’re a group of seniors I’ve had the opportunity to coach as youth athletes all the way up. … I feel I’ve spent a little more time with this group. I want to see this group do well, but like any talented group with good athletes in it, complacency is the biggest challenge. “I feel like we haven’t had to fight that.” Looking to become the fifth senior class in a row to win four state championships over their prep career, Brantley Jr. said the class of 2020 will have plenty of motivation to go out with a bang. “It’s the state championship game,” Brantley Jr. said. “If you can’t get motivated for that, something’s wrong with you.” The Stars know that experience will be critical in delivering another state trophy to Soldotna. After getting 146 yards and two scoring runs, as well as a few clutch pass deflections on defense, in last week’s semifinals, SoHi senior Wyatt Medcoff said SoHi is thirsting for another round with Lathrop. “I’d like to play Lathrop again, I know I left a lot out there last time,” Medcoff said last Friday. “They’re quarterback is great. It’ll be awesome to see what he does next time.” Lathrop’s QB is 6-foot-4,

235-pound Jace Henry, a terror for most defenses. In their previous matchup in Soldotna, Henry accounted for 96 of the Malamutes’ 128 rushing yards and threw for 183 yards and two TD passes. But Brantley Jr. said he’d rather try to stop Henry’s throws than his speed on the ground. “If he’s throwing the ball, I’m feeling pretty good,” Brantley Jr. said. “He’s a better rusher than you think, we just don’t see that kind of speed, and most people don’t. You can do everything right, block the holes and make your assignments, and he falls forward and it’s 4 to 5 more yards. It’s really hard to get them off the field. He is an absolute load. “It’s gonna take 11 players to slow him down.” Against SoHi last month, Henry’s favorite target was senior receiver Jhon Rones, who had both scoring catches from Henry. “He’s probably their most dangerous receiver and he’ll certainly be someone to watch,” Brantley Jr. said. SoHi’s biggest playmakers this year have been senior backs Wyatt Medcoff, Aaron Faletoi and Hudson Metcalf. The offense has averaged nearly 390 rushing yards per game, which has allowed the SoHi passing game to open up on play-action schemes. Truesdell has completed 80% of his passes for 12 touchdown passes with no interceptions.

held in Anchorage, shared between the Seawolf Sports Complex on campus and the Sullivan Arena, as well as the MTA Events Center in Palmer. The Seawolves (0-2-0) will bring their best — Walters said all starters will be on ice — as UAA will treat the crowd to four-on-four play. Walters said the bye week for the team offered the perfect opportunity to get some more ice time early in the season. “We want a good pace, but don’t want to kill the guys,” he said. The game is meant to give the UAA hockey team and the entire Seawolves athletics program added exposure and a needed jolt after several uneasy seasons of budget cuts. In 2016, the university released a strategy report that proposed cutting the hockey program all together. While that notion was eventually abandoned, this year brought more bad news. In July, the university’s Board of Regents declared financial

exigency after the announcement of the 41% state funding cut from the state put the school’s athletic programs in peril. Walters said with that in mind, head coach Matt Curley and the team began brainstorming ideas of broadening the program’s exposure and promoting the Seawolves brand in communities across Southcentral Alaska. “It became, how do we branch out to places that we don’t normally get to?” Walters explained. “Budget cuts were part of it, but UAA also had that history. We’re moving back on campus now, and this goes to show the importance of not just hockey but athletics, which plays a huge role in the community. “Hopefully it’s a good event this weekend, and something we can do more of in the future.” Walters said after the Green and Gold Game, Seawolves players will spend time with the fans signing autographs and taking pictures.

Man spared prison in hoops scandal NEW YORK (AP) — An Atlanta businessman and former NBA referee was spared prison time Thursday after pleading guilty in a college basketball scandal that paid bribes to steer top athletes to certain schools and money managers. Rashan Michel wiped his eyes when U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska in New York announced prison would

be excessive punishment, even for what she described as a serious crime. She also ordered him to forfeit $24,000, the amount he was paid in the scheme. The sentencing came in a case that exposed how fledgling money managers and representatives of sports apparel companies paid bribes to college coaches and families of top recruits

to steer youngsters toward favored schools and handlers so they could cash in when the players reached the NBA. Michel was a full-time NBA referee from 1997 to 2001 and a part-time college referee from 2006 to 2017. He also founded and operated a clothing store that catered to pro athletes and traveled the country to meet his clients.





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