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Troopers investigate fatal shooting ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska State Troopers are investigating a fatal shooting involving two brothers in Scammon Bay. Troopers say they were notified about the shooting Sunday night, but bad weather prevented them and a medevac airplane from immediately responding. Troopers say they later learned one of the brothers died early Monday. The other brother is in the custody of village police officers. The names of the brothers were not immediately disclosed. Troopers say an assistant district attorney will go with them to the village when the weather improves. Scammon Bay is a Yup’ik community located on the south bank of the Kun River one mile from the Bering Sea. It is located about 140 miles northwest of Bethel.


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Blunder led police to murder suspect Distinctive accent on torture video that was found led to the arrest of Brian Steven Smith. By Mark Thiessen Associated Press

ANCHORAGE —A man has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other charges stemming from the death of a second homeless Alaska

Native woman. Brian Steven Smith entered his pleas through a public defender Monday in the death of Veronica Abouchuk. Police say he confessed to shooting a woman in 2017 or 2018, provided them the location where he said he left the body, and confirmed Abouchuk was that woman when shown her picture. Smith earlier pleaded not guilty to similar charges in the death of Kathleen Henry. Authorities allege Smith photographed and videotaped the

brutal death and kept the imagery on a memory card he lost. The person who found it turned it over to police. Detectives recognized the man’s accent on the tape, which led them to arrest Smith, who is originally from South Africa. Smith, the suspect in a torture killing in Alaska’s biggest city, ended up leading police right to him, first by losing a digital memory card labeled “Homicide at midtown Marriott” that contained video of the dying woman.

Then came an even more innocuous blunder: He spoke on the tape in his distinctive, very un-Alaska accent. When a woman found the memory card on the street and turned it over to police, what detectives saw was horrific. At one point, the suspect complained to the victim, whose face was swollen and bloodied: “”My hand’s getting tired.” He then stomped her throat with his right foot. See blunder, Page A3

Doctor’s license voluntarily suspended

Behold the belugas

By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

Native convention passes climate change declaration FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Federation of Natives convention approved a declaration of a climate change emergency after a dispute over climate change and resource development, news organizations reported. Delegates to the group’s convention in Fairbanks approved the declaration Saturday. The resolution calling for the reinstatement of a climate change task force was the result of a measure drafted at a prior Elders and Youth Conference and presented by two high school students, 15-yearold Nanieezh Peter and 17-year-old Quannah Chasing Horse Potts. “I’m worried for our generation,” Potts said. “We are crying up here, we should not have to come to you worrying about future generations.” The pair argued for the nonbinding measure calling on the federation to restore the task force to advocate for strong climate policies, develop indigenous voices and declare a state of emergency on climate change. Debate on whether to adopt the resolution included disagreements over how to combat climate change and the


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Citizen scientists, led by Kimberly Ovitz, the citizen science monitoring coordinator with the Alaska Beluga Monitoring Partnership, watch for belugas coming into the mouth of the Kenai River on a bluff edge near the Kenai Senior Center. The group saw 12 belugas foraging Friday in the Kenai River.

BOF’s 2020 meeting vote looms By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

This week, the Alaska Board of Fisheries will be holding a new vote on the location of the 2020 Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meeting during a work session. The decision to hold a new vote came after an investigation by the state ombudsmen found that the board violated the Open Meetings Act. The vote will take place Thursday, during the ‘miscellaneous business’ portion of the Alaska Board of Fisheries work session’s agenda. A review of the board’s policy regarding the location of the Upper Cook Inlet Finfish Meeting will also occur during miscellaneous business. Alaska State Ombudsman Kate Burkhart found in a final Aug. 29 report that the Board of Fisheries violated the act when they decided in January 2019 to relocate the finfish meeting from the Kenai/Soldotna area to Anchorage. Burkhart said the board should hold another vote on the location of the 2020 meeting location, after providing notice.

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The ombudsman investigation found that while the board had provided notice of its January 2019 meeting, the notice did not include the board’s intent to revisit the issue of where the 2020 finfish meeting would be held. In an unexpected vote in January, the Alaska Board of Fisheries decided to move the 2020 regulatory meeting from the Kenai Peninsula to

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Anchorage. The meeting was originally going to be held in Anchorage, but a March 2018 vote moved the 2020 meeting to the Kenai-Soldotna area, and established a policy that rotated the Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meetings between Anchorage, Kenai/Soldotna and Palmer/Wasilla. At the start of the See vote, Page A3

A Soldotna doctor who was arrested earlier this month on federal narcotics charges voluntarily suspended his license. On Oct. 8, special agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration arrested Lavern Davidhizar, 74, alleging he illegally distributed large amounts of opioids and other powerful narcotics by writing prescriptions for patients without medical examinations and lacking medical necessity, a press release from the office of U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder. Davidhizar signed a voluntary suspension of license on Oct. 9. The Alaska State Medical Board adopted the surrender Oct.11, an Oct. 21 state Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing press release said. The division’s cases on the suspended license will remain open until new information is obtained, the allegations are disproved in federal court, or the allegations are proven by conviction, Monday’s release said. Once all facts are gathered, each board can then decide whether license revocation, reinstatement, or another action is applicable. Davidhizar was arrested pursuant to a criminal complaint that charges him with illegally distributing controlled substances outside the course of professional practice. The affidavit in support of the criminal complaint alleges that between 2017 and 2019 Davidhizar prescribed more than 700,000 narcotic pills, including hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, methadone and tramadol. Since 1978, Davidhizar has been licensed as an osteopathic physician and holds an Alaska medical license. If convicted, Davidhizar faces a maximum of 20 years imprisonment. Law enforcement agencies continue to investigate Davidhizar’s prescribing history. The Davidhizar case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Stephen Corso and Jonas Walker.

U.S. diplomat in text messages to testify to Congress By Lynn Berry Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine — William Taylor has emerged as an unlikely central player in the events that are at the heart of the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. The retired career civil servant was tapped to run the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine after the administration

abruptly ousted the ambassador. He was then drawn into a Trump administration effort to leverage U.S. military aid for Ukraine. And then he apparently grew alarmed. “I think it’s crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign,” he wrote at one point in excerpts of text messages released by impeachment investigators in

Congress. Now, members of Congress will hear directly from Taylor. The former Army officer is scheduled to testify behind closed doors Tuesday in an inquiry trying to determine if Trump committed impeachable offenses by pressing the president of Ukraine into pursuing information that could help his campaign as he withheld military aid to the Eastern European country.

Taylor had been serving as executive vice president at the U.S. Institute of Peace, a nonpartisan think tank founded by Congress when he was appointed to run the embassy in Kyiv after Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was removed before the end of her term following a campaign against her led by Trump’s personal lawyer, See testify, Page A7


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Search for missing Homer woman broadens By Michael Armstrong Homer News

Homer Police on Monday afternoon have called off the ground and local search for Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, 38, missing from her Main Street home since Thursday, but they have not given up trying to locate the Homer woman. Based on ground and air searches, and scent tracking by search and rescue dogs, police have ruled out that Murnane is still in the Homer area and have expanded the search statewide. “Our current belief is she was picked up sometime Thursday evening, most likely headed northbound somewhere,” said Homer Police Lt. Ryan Browning in a phone interview on Monday afternoon. “… We don’t have a lot right now. We’ve exhausted every lead we have that would put her in town.” Homer Police issued a Silver Alert for Murnane on Saturday, Oct. 19, after she was reported missing on Oct. 17. Alaska State Troopers issued a statewide alert on Sunday. Murnane “is determined to be at risk,” police said in the alert. Silver Alerts are issued for missing adults considered in some way to be vulnerable. Murnane was wearing a blue jacket, light-blue shirt and blue jeans and is almost 6-feet and weighs about 160 pounds. Police said she does not drive or own a vehicle. Anyone with information on her whereabouts can call Homer Police at 907-2353150 or the Silver Alert hotline at 855-SILVR99 or 855-745-8799. Based on new information received on Monday morning, Browning said the last known sighting of Murnane was about 5:15 p.m. last Thursday morning when someone who knew her saw Murnane in front of Homer’s Jeans on Pioneer Avenue near Heath Street and headed east. That area is across the street from the Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College, and Homer City Hall, and near Cosmic Kitchen.

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A missing person poster for Anesha “Duffy” Murnane released Sunday by Homer Police.

Murnane frequented Cosmic Kitchen, Browning said. Dogs and handlers from North Paw K9 Search and Recovery and Anchorage Search Team worked the area from Murnane’s home in Maintree Supportive Housing, an apartment complex on Main Street, to Pioneer Avenue. The dogs followed a scent from Main Street to Lee Drive, down Svedlund Street, along a trail or alley way to Kachemak Way, and down Kachemak Way to Pioneer Avenue. At Homer’s Jeans the dogs could no longer follow a scent, Browning said, “They’re acting as if they had what we call ‘a car pickup,’” he said. About 50 volunteers on Sunday did a ground search for Murnane. Organized by the Homer Volunteer Fire Department under the direction of Alaska State Troopers, on Sunday afternoon the teams walked wooded areas on the west side of town below Bartlett Street to the Homer Bypass and in the Karen Hornaday Park areas. Working in grids, teams of volunteers walked woods of alder and spruce that dot the backyards of businesses and homes in the west Homer area. They looked in culverts, in outbuildings, under porches and even in dumpsters. “Obviously, we’re trying to do a search of the local area and anywhere accessible to her,” said HVFD Chief Mark Kirko. Police also have been

searching by air. With help from Maritime Helicopters, they did a low search on Saturday, Oct. 19. Searches were done using drone aircraft and driving an Argo all-terrain vehicle on the beach. A check of airports and ferry terminals showed Murnane has not traveled by plane or ferry, Browning said. Police also were checking with border stations at the Alaska-Canada border. The tracking dogs also searched Karen Hornaday Park, a trail west of South Peninsula Hospital, the Reber Trail from Fairview Avenue to West Hill Road, and the area around Ben Walters Lane near The Center, or South Peninsula Behavioral Services. “We’re still holding our breath on this, but at least we’re not expecting to find her in the woods at this point,” said Murnane’s step-father, Ed Berg. Browning said Murnane has her wallet, identification and cell phone. She did not appear to have packed a bag but is believed to have her passport. Murnane is not on any medications that would harm her if she didn’t take them, Browning said. Murnane had made plans to travel out of state in November. There had been no communication by Murnane with family or on social media since last Tuesday. Based on cell phone tower records, Murnane’s cell phone showed it had last

been used about 11:30 a.m. last Thursday near Baycrest Hill at Mile 171 Sterling Highway, Browning said. However, cell phone hits like that are accurate within about a 3.5-mile radius. Police also checked security cameras along the route the search dogs indicated Murnane took. Browning asked anyone who might have game or security cameras to check footage for any possible sightings of Murnane. Search efforts have now shifted to looking at bank and electronic records, Browning said. On Monday police applied for search warrants to do so. Police also have contacted the FBI. As a missing person, she would show up in in law enforcement records if she was contacted and her identification run through databases. Browning described Murnane as a vulnerable adult in that “she’s very naive and trusting,” he said. “We want to make sure if she is on her own, she is safe.” “The biggest thing is this is so much outside her normal behavior pattern,” he said. “That causes some concern.” On behalf of Murnane’s family, Berg thanked everyone who has helped. “We certainly appreciate all the great help folks have provided with the searching and the police department,” Berg said. Reach Michael Armstrong at marmstrong@homernews. com.

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Sterling resident, Donald “Don” McNeil, 73, passed away, Sept. 22, 2019 peacefully at home surrounded by family. Don moved from Seattle to Sterling in 1993, built their home then continued working locally in carpentry and general construction until retirement. Don was a skilled craftsman who was proficient in woodworking, carving, pyrography and leatherwork; his work was creative and precise. Don enjoyed traveling within Alaska, exploring new places, meeting new people and outdoor activities. Don had a warm smile, kind heart, generous and fun personality. He was a positive light in many people’s lives. He will be missed by all whom had the pleasure of knowing him. Above all, he loved and adored his family. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marrian McNeil of Sterling and son, Kelly (Krista) McNeil of Soldotna. A celebration of life gathering will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers and should friends desire, a donation may be made to the Aplastic Anemia Foundation on their website at in memory of Don.

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Amid the footage, a clue: The killer spoke in an “English sounding accent,” and detectives recalled Brian Steven Smith, a 48-year-old South African, from another investigation, the details of which they have not disclosed. They arrested Smith, who has pleaded not guilty to the September killing of 30-yearold Kathleen Henry, a homeless Alaska Native woman. During his interrogation, police say he confessed to killing another Alaska Native woman. Police won’t say if there may be other victims. Anchorage has a diverse population — more than 200 languages are spoken in the school system — and it’s not uncommon to hear people speaking with Russian, Yupik or Hmong accents. But South African accents aren’t common, certainly not after the summer tourist season. Just a fraction of the city’s foreign-born population comes from Africa, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Authorities identified the second victim as Veronica Abouchuk, who was 52 when her family reported her missing in February. The family last saw her in July 2018, police said. Smith told police where he killed Abouchuk and disposed of the body. It was in an area near where State Troopers recovered a skull with a bullet wound earlier this year. After both women were killed, their bodies were dumped along highways outside of Anchorage “like unwanted trash,” the state says in a memorandum seeking $2 million bail on the more than a dozen counts he faces, including first-degree murder, seconddegree murder and evidence tampering. If convicted and found to have committed substantial torture in the Henry case, he will be sentenced to a mandatory 99 years. Alaska doesn’t have the death penalty. “These were two Alaska Native women,” Anchorage Deputy District Attorney Brittany Dunlop told a news conference. “And I know that

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hits home here in Alaska, and we’re cognizant of that. We treat them with dignity and respect.” Violence against Native women was a topic last weekend at the annual Alaska Federation of Natives conference, the state’s largest gathering of indigenous people. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski drew prolonged applause Saturday when she mentioned several bills to combat violent crime on Native land and to develop law enforcement protocols to address the issue, the Fairbanks Daily NewsMiner reported. “I think we all know that, for far too long, it has been uncomfortable, that it’s been almost put off limits, to talk about the darkness, the violence, in our homes and in our communities,” Murkowski said. Police have released little information beyond what is in court documents. Anchorage Police Chief Justin Doll said there’s no evidence of a public safety threat. In seeking the high bail, prosecutors cited his ties to South Africa. “He poses a significant public safety risk, especially to the vulnerable, homeless women living on the streets of Anchorage,” a bail memo said. Authorities said Smith came to Alaska about five years ago and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in September. Five years ago, he married Stephanie Bissland of Anchorage. She was visiting family members in Virginia when Anchorage detectives approached her and told her of her husband’s arrest in the first homicide. She told Anchorage television station KTUU that last month, Smith reported his vehicle had been vandalized and that his wallet, documents and a briefcase with phones and other electronics had been taken. She said it wasn’t unusual for Smith to have memory cards lying around from cameras and other gear he would work on and sell but said she never saw any of them labeled. She didn’t return messages to The Associated Press seeking comment. Smith’s attorney, Dan Lowery, an assistant public defender, said he does not comment on pending cases.

finfish meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 15, Board of Fisheries Chair Reed Morisky announced the board would likely be considering the Upper Cook Inlet meeting


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Donald “Don” McNeil September 22, 2019

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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is a caregiver. Call Sharon or Judy at 907-262-1280, for more information.

Kenai Performers presents a Shriek Mystique Halloween Walkthrough, Thursday, Oct. 31, 6:30-9 p.m. at their 44045 K-Beach theater space location (backside of Subway restaurant). Interactive & Family Friendly. Games, Selfie booth and tableau actors. Adults free! $3/child, $5/two children, $10/four children or more. All children must be accompanied by an adult. No drop-offs. Free coffee for parents! For more information call Terri at 252-6808.

Family Dog Obedience class

‘Lost in Yonkers’

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

Kenai Performers presents “Lost in Yonkers” by Neil Simon on Nov. 15-17, 22-24. Friday/Saturday shows at 7 p.m. Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Location: 44045 K-Beach Road. Tickets $20 and available online at, by phone (252-6808) and at the door. Rated PG for language and content. No host beer/wine bar. Produced by special arrangement with a Samuel French, Inc. “Be Careful, It’s My Heart” music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, used by special arrangement with The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization, on behalf of the Irving Berlin Music Company 1633 Broadway, Suite 3801, New York, New York 10019.

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Sterling Senior Center breakfast

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The Sterling Senior Center will be serving breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to noon. Menu includes bacon, sausage, pancakes, scrambles eggs, and biscuits and gravy. Adults $10, Children $5. Everyone is welcome! Further info needed, call 262-6808.

Farm & Food Friday resumes Farm & Food Friday has resumed and continues through May on the third Friday of each month, sponsored by Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District and Kenai Local Food Connection.

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


Join us for a new volunteer orientation on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the American Red Cross of Alaska office serving the Kenai Peninsula, located at 450 Marathon Road, floor 2 in Kenai. Our volunteers touch lives in the community every day. There are so many ways you can help, and you can navigate your own volunteer path. Start your Red Cross story today.

Community Drug Take Back Day Join our Community Drug Take Back Day at our new location at the Soldotna Police Department, located at 44510 Sterling Highway in Soldotna, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. Come and dispose of all your unused or expired medications. Free coffee card to participants.

Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Training in Kenai The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor class in Kenai, Alaska on Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road. The class is offered at a reduced cost of $50 for commercial fishermen. The cost is $175 for all others. Interested mariners may register online at www.amsea. org or call 907-747-3287. Instructor Rob Hulse will cover cold-water survival

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potential risk of outside interests preventing development of Alaska Native lands. Younger convention participants voiced concerns about thawing permafrost and eroding villages. Older members expressed fears of lost access to oil and mineral resources and animals they hunt, including whales and seals. Crawford Patkotak, chair of the Arctic Slope Regional Corp., unsuccessfully pushed for a resolution amendment designed to protect resource extraction on Native land. Arctic Slope is a Native corporation in an oil-rich region of the state. Peter argued against the proposed amendment, saying it would protect oil and coal production contributing to global warming. “We shouldn’t have to tell those in charge that we want to survive,” Peter said.

location at the end of the meeting. On Friday, Jan. 18, the board reversed their March 2018 decision with a 4-3 vote, moving the 2020 meeting back to Anchorage. During a break in the Jan. 18 meeting, Morisky told stakeholders from Kenai the board would not take up the issue of the location of the 2020 meeting, and those stakeholders left the meeting based on Morisky’s advice, the ombudsman’s release said. “Yes, I did speak with the Kenai official and he expressed that if it looked like we weren’t going to take this up, he wanted to leave,” Morisky said on the record at the Jan. 18 meeting, according to the ombudsman’s investigation. “And the conversation we had at the time was that it looked like

True Tales, Told Live and KDLL public radio has a storytelling event at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at Odie’s Deli in Soldotna. The theme is “Tail Tales: Stories of Animal Encounters,” with live music by Recess Duty. Admission is free. For more information or to sign up to tell a story, check out True Tales, Told Live on Facebook, or call Jenny Neyman with KDLL at 907-394-6397. The KDLL Fall Membership Drive will be held Oct. 24, 25 and 26 on air at 91.9 FM. Volunteers are needed. Contact Jenny Neyman at jneyman@ or 907-394-6397.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Anchorage Assembly is expected to decide whether a retail marijuana store can open despite its location next to a shelter that also serves as a church, officials said. AlaskaSense LLC plans to open a marijuana store in Anchorage beside the Downtown Soup Kitchen Hope Center, The Anchorage Daily News reported Sunday. The soup kitchen and women’s shelter leases space to a Texas ministry called Hope Church. The city’s planning department classified the entire operation as a religious assembly with special protections. The center’s board recently sent a letter to AlaskaSense explaining it voted to drop the opposition to the business, but the decision remains with the city. AlaskaSense owner Smadi Warden spent $400,000 in rent and renovations based on previous assurances from the city that it met zoning regulations, she

weren’t going to take this up at the meeting. So, I take full responsibility for that, there was no intent to mislead. He left and circumstances changed, and I apologize for that but we’re here now and we’re going to vote on this.” The board then voted 4-3 to move the 2020 finfish meeting to Anchorage. Morisky was unable to describe to the assistant ombudsmen what or how circumstances changed between the time he told Kenai officials the question on the 2020 meeting location would not be raised and later that afternoon when the issue was brought forth for consideration, according to the ombudsmen’s investigation document. “This not only violates the spirit and the letter of the Open Meetings Act, it brings

skills; EPIRBs, signal flares, and mayday calls; man-overboard recovery; firefighting; flooding and damage control; dewatering pumps, immersion suits and PFDs, helicopter rescue, life rafts, abandon ship procedures, and emergency drills.

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.coor@

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

Spay & Neuter Halloween bake sale Peninsula Spay & Neuter Fund Annual Halloween Bake Sale will take place Oct. 25-26 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Save-U-More Soldotna. Proceeds go to help pay a portion of the cost to spay and neuter animals. Please come out and join us to support the ending of euthanizing unwanted animals. Treats and goodies for all including your FUR FRIENDS. For more information or questions feel free to contact: Peninsula Spay and Neuter Fund Twyla Bentley 907-598-8228 or Judy Fandrei 907-690-2723.

Trapping and Snaring Orientation classes The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) will hold its 2019 trapping orientation class and snaring seminar on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Refuge Environmental Education Center on Ski Hill Road in Soldotna. To obtain a permit to trap on the Refuge, it is mandatory to attend at least one Refuge trapping orientation. Trappers who have previously attended the trapping and snaring orientation do not need to re-attend; however, all refuge trappers are welcome. Starting Oct. 7, trapping permits for the 2019-20 season will be available at the Refuge Headquarters, on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For additional information, please contact Refuge Officer Joe Williams at 907-260-2852.

said. Warden has requested a variance from the ordinance protecting churches from marijuana retailers, something the assembly has never granted. “The original approval, it just went smooth, and there has never been a question about if the Hope Center was a church. For three years I’ve been paying the rent, trying to get this thing moving,” Warden said. The soup kitchen originally did not qualify as a protected area preventing a marijuana business from operating within 200 feet. City measurements put AlaskaSense 55 feet from the Hope Center property line. “They fought as a soup kitchen, then they lost the fight,” Warden said. “Now they are coming back in a different way and they call it a church.” The operation is clearly a religious one and the city is following protocol, said Hope Center Executive Director Sherrie Laurie, who would not comment on why the center sent a letter saying it had dropped its opposition. — Associated Press

into question whether the Board Chairperson and members acted in good faith,” the ombudsmen’s investigation said. A week after the January vote, local legislators, Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Kenai/ Soldotna, Rep. Ben Carpenter, R-Nikiski, and Rep. Gary Knopp, R-Kenai/Soldotna, penned a press release and a letter to Morisky and other members of the Board of Fisheries questioning the board’s proceedings. “Transparency, integrity and process are imperative in the effort to restore public trust,” Micciche said in the Jan. 23 release. “The people of Alaska deserve better. The public process and the Board’s own procedures were circumvented and Kenai Peninsula officials were disrespectfully

misled at the January 18th meeting.” The lawmakers requested the board rescind the actions to move the 2020 meeting. In response to the ombudsmen’s preliminary report, Morisky submitted an Aug. 15 letter, in which he said he would implement the ombudsmen’s recommendation to hold another vote and would also review the board’s policy, adapted in March 2018, that rotates the Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meeting between Anchorage, Kenai/Soldotna and Palmer/Wasilla to “determine if it holds any future viability.” Both items are on the agenda for the board’s work session, which will take place Wednesday and Thursday at the Egan Center in Anchorage.

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eens are struggling with mental health, suicide. We need to find out why. Twin reports confirm the problem, highlight need for action, understanding. “I’d like to get your take on this.” That respectful conversation starter with the adolescents and young adults in your family ought to be on your personal agenda soon after the release of two sets of data offering a frightening glimpse into young people’s escalating struggles with mental health. The information came out this week from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Minnesota Departments of Education and Health. The releases don’t appear to have been coordinated. But combined, the findings offer federal- and state-level confirmation of an alarming public health concern. The Minnesota information was gathered during a onceevery-three-years survey of those attending middle school and high school. In 2019, 23% reported long-term mental health or emotional problems, a figure that rose 5 percentage points overall since the 2016 survey. The survey also asked students about “suicide ideation” — meaning thoughts about taking their own lives at some point. The number of students experiencing this rose across grade levels since the 2013 survey. Six years ago, “20 percent of 11th-grade students reported seriously considering suicide at some point in their lives, compared to 24 percent of 11th-graders in 2019,” state officials reported Thursday. Data from the CDC provided a grim complement to this data, showing that an increasing number of young people nationally are acting on suicidal thoughts. The federal agency released a research brief focusing on death rates due to suicide and homicide among people ages 10 to 24 for the years 2000 to 2017. While the death rate from homicide, historically a leading cause of death for this age, has declined, the suicide death rate rose sharply over the past decade after a period of stability in this century’s first decade. In 2007, the suicide rate in this age group stood at 6.8 per 100,000. In 2017, that figure stood at 10.6 per 100,000. That’s a heartbreaking increase of 56%. The total number of suicide deaths in this age group nationally: 6,769 nationally in 2017, up from 4,320 in 2007. The reports have spurred understandable alarm in Minnesota and elsewhere. “In the past five to 10 years, we’ve seen significant increases in the national rates of youth with major depression episodes, the number of youths with suicidality-related emergency department visits, and most tragically, completed suicides,” said Ezra Golberstein, an associate professor at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health. “We need to get an understanding of what is driving this so we can reverse this horrible trend.” To their credit, lawmakers and Gov. Tim Walz took steps during the last legislative session to increase grants for school-linked mental health services. There is also expanded training for teachers and other school staff to spot suicide warning signs in students. The state is fortunate to have leaders who put a priority on mental health and energetic advocacy organizations such as the National Alliance on Mental Illness. But clearly, there is still much more work to be done. Congress also needs to get involved. The CDC data raised understandable questions about the role that social media and technology may have. Better research is needed to understand this and the role that firearm access may play. The questions need to go beyond policymakers, however. Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and trusted family friends have an important role to play in understanding why adolescents and young adults are more frequently struggling with mental health. Older generations can’t diagnose or stem this alone. They need feedback from young people to guide them. A good place to begin: starting a conversation with the young people in your life and sincerely seeking to understand. — Minneapolis Star Tribune, Oct. 18

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Tuesday, october 22, 2019

guest editorial | James M. Banner Jr., Los Angeles Times

Americans have spent 230 years trying to rein in presidential misconduct


any presidents, starting with Thomas Jefferson, have faced calls for impeachment. Most presidents and members of their administrations, starting with the presidency of George Washington, have come under fire for serious breaches of law and conduct. How can we understand our present crisis against the long record of presidential wrongdoing? Until the presidency of Richard Nixon in the 1970s, White House misconduct flowed in expected human channels. From the start, greed proved the major motivation of those caught out for breaking the law. The first instance of executive branch malfeasance, which occurred in 1792, during Washington’s first term in office, involved the theft of federal funds by a well-known speculator serving as assistant secretary of the Treasury. Ever since, high federal officials have tried to use public office for private gain. When faced with charges of misconduct, officials’ go-to defense has been to try to cover up their actions, whether it’s the misuse of government funds or sexual dalliances, the latter in the case of Bill Clinton and Donald Trump. Lying, as Ronald Reagan did about his knowledge of the unlawful transfer of funds from one use to another

during the Iran-Contra affair, has played a large role in cover-ups. Human embarrassment is a rich seedbed for attempts to suppress evidence. But over 230 years of constitutional government, presidential misconduct has been forced often to change course. Laws that removed federal offices from patronage and outright purchase — the most famous example being Andrew Jackson’s “spoils system” — have made federal service more honest than it would have been without them. Where earlier it was relatively easy to award federal contracts to political friends — as was the case in the notorious Teapot Dome scandal of Warren Harding’s administration in the 1920s — the tightening of bidding rules has now made it difficult for federal officials to award contracts to political favorites. More, of course, could be done. The Supreme Court gutted Congress’ efforts on campaign finance reform in its egregious Citizens United decision in 2010. Public offices and access to public officials, including presidents, are still for sale. It’s just that now you buy those privileges through campaign contributions rather than directly from federal officers. Throughout the nation’s history, presidents and officials who stepped

over the line of convention and law always faced the dangers of exposure and legal penalty. Existing laws, an aroused citizenry, a robust press, vigilant federal officials (now buttressed by the protections of whistleblower laws), congressional investigations and the courts have stepped in to call erring officials to account. And yet such defenses against misconduct are never enough, as the record shows, to prevent all wrongdoing, especially when wrongdoing is orchestrated out of the White House and covered up there. That’s the novel situation that we’ve faced since Nixon’s presidency and face once again. And there’s probably nothing short of impeachment — what has been called “the grand inquest of the nation” — that can deal with it. No president before Nixon used the Oval Office for illegal activity. Previous presidents facing charges of misconduct were often the victims of their own naivete and the people they’d appointed to office. Ulysses S. Grant and Warren Harding, who presided over two of the most corrupt administrations in American history, were themselves blameless of misconduct. They simply couldn’t bring themselves to fire wrongdoers whom they happened foolishly to trust. But they didn’t engage in it themselves.

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‘Overwhelmed by addiction’ Times Argus

Once again, headlines from across Vermont have highlighted recent overdoses as a result of the opioid crisis. In a few cases, the individual’s addiction has become a signal to others. An obituary for Megan Angelina Webbley, 31, was heartbreaking. It stated, in part, “she died of an overdose, finally losing her battle with addiction. She was in Manchester, N.H., seeking treatment for her addiction.” Webbley was the mother of four “who were collectively the light of her dark life,” her family wrote. The obituary details an accident in 2005 — a singular moment — that is believed to be the beginning of the final chapter of Webbley’s troubled life: the beginning of an addiction to pain killers. “She would be in and out of rehab — and jail — for the next 14 years.” She would also lose her children. In the obituary, her family pleaded: “We, as a state, are overwhelmed by addiction. We have almost nowhere to turn. I encourage enhanced funding for treatment in general and using DCF as a gateway for mothers with addiction to get help. Because, as one would guess, once the mother is separated from her children, desperation sets in, even with the brightest and most determined of mothers — and Megan Angelina Webbley was that bright and determined mother. with a fatal disease and a dearth of treatment options.” We all know people affected by this plague. We all know about the hub-and-spoke approach to treatment. And we all know how

sinister addiction can be to a relationship, a family, a neighborhood, a community and a state. We live it every day. So it is a relief when precautionary steps are taken — at any level. This week, U.S. health officials again warned doctors against abandoning chronic-pain patients by abruptly stopping their opioid prescriptions. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services instead urged doctors to share such decisions with patients. The agency published steps for doctors in a six-page guide and an editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association. According to that editorial, prescription opioid use continues to contribute to significant morbidity and mortality in the United States. In 2017, 17,029 of the 47,600 opioidrelated overdose deaths involved prescription opioids. Nearly 2 million individuals in the United States have a prescription-opioid use disorder. At the same time, approximately 11% of U.S. adults report daily pain, and an estimated 3% to 4% use opioids longterm to help manage chronic pain. In the 1990s, overprescribing started the first wave of the nation’s overdose crisis. Opioids — previously used mostly for patients with cancer, at the end of their lives or with pain after surgery — began to be prescribed for long-term pain such as backaches. Drug companies promoted that use, even as evidence grew of addiction and overdose. Later, insurers and hospitals misinterpreted cautions about opioids in ways that harmed some patients. Some turned to street drugs such as heroin or fentanyl after doctors stopped prescribing. In April, the Food and Drug

Administration added new label advice to drugs such as OxyContin, Vicodin and dozens of generic pills after reports of suicide and other serious harm in patients who were physically dependent on opioids suddenly having the medicine stopped or their dose rapidly decreased. In the new guide, health officials said slow, voluntary reductions of opioid doses can improve quality of life without worsening pain. Tapering the drugs slowly can take months or years. The editorial notes: “While safe and effective opioid use and discontinuation can be challenging, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guideline and the HHS guide emphasize that clinicians have a responsibility to provide care for or arrange for management of patients’ pain and should not abandon patients. . More research is critically needed to define optimal strategies for opioid tapering. . Unless there is a lifethreatening issue, such as imminent overdose, the benefits of rapidly tapering or abruptly discontinuing opioids are unlikely to outweigh the significant risks of these practices. However, following slow, voluntary reduction of long-term opioid dosages, most patients report improvements in function, quality of life, anxiety, and mood without worsening pain or with decreased pain levels.” That is no consolation to the family of Megan Angelina Webbley. But because of steps being taken by the medical profession, and the courageousness of families who stand up to remind us that these addicts are our family members, friends and neighbors, we are staring down this plague with the indignation it deserves.

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tuesday, october 22, 2019

Study: US public land workers face assaults, threats By Matthew Brown Associated Press

BILLINGS, Mont. — Federal employees overseeing U.S. public lands were assaulted or threatened at least 360 times over a fiveyear period marked by heightened tensions with anti-government groups and dwindling ranks of law enforcement officers, a congressional watchdog agency said Monday. The Government Accountability Office in a new report highlights anti-government tensions that at times have boiled over, including a six-week armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon in 2016 and other standoffs with armed protesters in Montana and Nevada. The clashes have been rooted in a deep distrust of government on the part of the protesters, who view the federal bureaucracy as unlawfully impeding people from using public land for grazing, mining and other economic purposes. Even a routine traffic stop or the collection of a park entrance fee can be enough to trigger an assault or threat, according to GAO

investigators. The incidents investigators cataloged during interviews with federal workers ranged from threatening phone calls and gunshots fired over the heads of employees, to the stabbing of a Bureau of Land Management worker outside a federal building. Some of the assaults triggered FBI domestic terrorism investigations, although the precise number was not disclosed because it was considered sensitive information. The report did not say whether rates of assaults and threats were increasing. But it noted a dwindling number of federal officers patrolling the nation’s vast forests, parks, wildlife refuges and other open spaces, which cover more than 670 million acres primarily in 12 Western states. The report cited a 19% drop in the ranks of officers at the U.S. Forest Service between 2013 and 2018 The Bureau of Land Management saw a 9% drop and now has one officer in the field for every 1.2 million acres the agency oversees. The GAO investigation faulted officials at U.S. land agencies for failing to come up with plans to assess

the security of government facilities, leaving employees at greater risk. The findings will be addressed by lawmakers during a hearing Tuesday before the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands. Witnesses include Anne-Marie Fennell, who directs the GAO’s natural resources and environment team. A Forest Service official said increased awareness about employee security — fueled by highprofile standoffs with protesters — may have contributed to additional reporting of potential threats. But the service’s internal data does not show any change in the rate of assaults and threats, said Forest Service spokeswoman Babete Anderson. She added that government workers have “millions of contacts and interactions with members of the public each year… that are peaceful and uneventful.” In a formal response to the GAO report, Interior Department Assistant Secretary Scott Cameron agreed with recommendations to carry out security assessments at hundreds of government facilities. Forest Service Chief Victoria Christiansen also

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Resident Steve Atkins (left) talks with Ammon Bundy (center), one of the sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, following a news conference at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon, on Jan 8, 2016. Bundy’s family played central roles in a 2014 standoff over grazing fees in Nevada and the 2016 occupation of Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

agreed with the recommendation for security review. Neither gave details on when the security work would occur. “Our highest priority is the safety and wellbeing of our employees and visitors on our public lands,” said Interior Department spokeswoman

Melissa Brown. The security review was requested by U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, an Arizona Democrat and chairman of the natural resources committee. It covered four agencies: the Forest Service, BLM, Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service.

Trump blasts critics who pushed him to cancel G-7 at Doral By Jill Colvin and Bernard Condon Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump lashed out Monday at critics who prompted him to move next year’s Group of Seven summit from his golf club in Florida, saying “Democrats went crazy” with criticisms that he would have violated the “phony emoluments clause” of the Constitution. “I was willing to do this for free,” Trump said during a Cabinet meeting on Monday, comparing it to his decision not to take his $400,000 presidential salary. But now, he

said, “It will cost a fortune for the country.” At one point, he lamented, “You people with this phony emoluments clause.” He brushed aside the criticism that, even without accepting payments, hosting the summit at his Trump National Doral near Miami would have been one big promotion for his brand. “You don’t think I get enough promotion? I get more promotion than any human being that’s ever lived,” he said. Trump reversed course Saturday on hosting the G-7 at Doral after Republicans joined Democrats in raising alarm about self-dealing and

violating the emoluments clause that bans presidents from receiving gifts or payments from foreign governments. His acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, said that the president had realized that “it looks lousy” to steer business to his own property. In a moment of introspection, Trump said Monday that the Doral had taken a hit — “It went from doing great to doing fine” — because of his divisive rhetoric about immigration and other issues. The resort is the biggest revenue generator of his 17 golf properties, but the PGA and other organizations have pulled events that used

to be held there and his company has told local authorities that they should cut its tax bill because it is underperforming. Mulvaney said last week that Doral was “far and away” the best venue because of its location near the Miami airport and separate buildings to host each country’s delegation. Mulvaney listed eight states visited in the screening process, including Tennessee, North Carolina, Hawaii, California, Michigan and Utah. But spokespeople for governors and tourism officials in nearly all those states told The Associated Press they weren’t aware of

any visits, with some saying they didn’t even know their states were in the running. Only Hawaii said it was aware that the White House had conducted a “general search.” White House officials declined to name the properties they had considered or provide details on how they vetted them. But the AP reached out to several major hotels and resorts in those states. Of those that would comment, only one confirmed it had received a visit from a White House team, the Grand Hotel in Mackinac Island, Michigan. It declined to say whether it was back in the running now that the Doral has pulled out.

4 testify on Indiana attorney general groping claims Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — A state lawmaker testified Monday she told a lobbyist that Indiana’s attorney general was a “creeper” soon after he allegedly drunkenly groped her at a bar. Attorney General Curtis Hill looked on as Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon and three other women described what they called unwelcomed and inappropriate touching of their backs or buttocks and sexual comments during a party celebrating the end of the 2018 legislative session. Their testimony before a former state Supreme Court justice opened a professional misconduct hearing that could last up to a week and lead to sanctions against Hill’s law license. Hill disputes the claims from Reardon and three legislative staffers, and his lawyers questioned whether his actions were misinterpreted. Reardon, a Democrat from Munster,

testified that she encountered Hill soon after she arrived at the party about 1 a.m. and that he leaned in close to as if to hear her even though she wasn’t saying anything to him. Reardon said Hill was holding a drink in his right hand and put his left hand on her shoulder, then slid his hand down her openback dress to clench is hand on her buttocks. “A squeeze, a firm grasp,” she said. Hill smelled of alcohol and had glassy eyes, Reardon said. “I just said back off and left,” she said, then running into a lobbyist who knew Hill. “Your boy is a (expletive) creeper.” Hill, a 58-year-old Republican who is expected to testify later in the week, has denied wrongdoing and resisted calls from GOP Gov. Eric Holcomb and other state government leaders for his resignation. Hill’s attorneys argue that he didn’t do anything improper as a lawyer and shouldn’t face law license sanctions because he was cleared by a special prosecutor.

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Tornado slams Dallas; 4 killed in Arkansas, Oklahoma

DALLAS — A tornado tossed trees into homes, tore off storefronts and downed power lines but killed no one in a densely populated area of Dallas, leaving Mayor Eric Johnson to declare the city “very fortunate” to be assessing only property damage. A meteorologist said Monday that people took shelter thanks to early alerts, and that it was fortunate the tornado struck Sunday evening, when many people were home. “Anytime you have a tornado in a major metropolitan area, the potential for large loss of life is always there,” said Patrick Marsh, the warning coordination meteorologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma. “We were very fortunate that the tornado did not hit the Dallas Cowboys’ stadium or the State Fair, where you would have had a lot of people that were exposed.” The storm system disrupted flights in the Dallas area, northwest Arkansas and at Memphis International Airport in Tennessee, where windows were broken. One person died when a tree fell on a home in Rogers, Arkansas, about 150 miles northwest of Little Rock, according to the Benton County Department of Public Safety.

In northeastern Arkansas, an EF-1 tornado injured at least five people in Tyronza. Authorities said severe thunderstorms were responsible for the deaths of at least three people in eastern Oklahoma.

Hip-hop’s Mally Mall pleads guilty in prostitution case LAS VEGAS — Hip-hop music figure Jamal “Mally Mall” Rashid pleaded guilty Monday to operating a prostitution enterprise disguised as escort businesses, federal prosecutors and his defense attorneys said. Rashid, 44, faces prison time of at least one month, and up to 33 months when he is sentenced Jan. 21. His plea resolved a criminal case that became public following an FBI raid at his Las Vegas home in September 2014, U.S. Attorney Nicholas Trutanich and defense attorney David Chesnoff said. Rashid won’t have to register as a sex offender, both sides said. He pleaded guilty to one charge of using an interstate facility to aid unlawful activity, Trutanich said. Rashid admitted that for more than a decade he operated escort businesses that “induced and enticed numerous women to engage in prostitution,” Trutanich said. In some instances, prosecutors said Rashid’s credit card was used to pay airfare and other travel-related expenses for women he featured in advertisements for prostitution on websites such as Backpage and Eros. — Associated Press

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tuesday, october 22, 2019

Vote on Brexit plan deal blocked By Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka Associated Press

LONDON — Britain faced another week of grinding political gridlock after Prime Minister Boris Johnson was denied a chance Monday to hold a vote by lawmakers on his Brexit divorce bill. With just 10 days before Britain’s scheduled departure date, Johnson’s government had sought a “straight up-and-down vote” on the agreement he struck last week with the 27 other EU nations laying out the terms of Britain’s exit. But the speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, refused to allow it because lawmakers voted to delay approving the Brexit deal Saturday, and parliamentary rules bar the same measure from being considered a second time during a session of Parliament unless something has changed. Bercow’s ruling plunged the tortuous Brexit process back into grimly familiar territory. The government must now try to implement its Plan B — attempt to pass a Brexit-implementing bill through Britain’s fractious Parliament before the country’s scheduled Oct. 31 departure date. Bercow — whose rulings in favor of backbench lawmakers have stymied government plans more than once before — said the motion proposed by the government was “in substance the same” as the one Parliament dealt with on Saturday. He said it would be “repetitive and disorderly” to allow a new vote Monday. On Saturday, lawmakers voted to make support for the Brexit deal conditional on passing the legislation to implement it. Johnson’s Conservative government will now try to do that. The government published the 115-page bill late Monday, will hold the first vote on it Tuesday and hopes to have it become law by Oct. 31. But it’s unclear whether Johnson has either the time or the numbers to make that happen. Passing a bill usually takes weeks, but the government wants to get this one done in 10 days. Johnson needs a majority in Parliament to pass it, but his Conservatives hold just 288 of the 650 House of Common seats. The process also gives lawmakers another chance to scrutinize — and possibly change

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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons in London on Sept. 4.

— the legislation. Opposition lawmakers plan to seek amendments that could substantially alter the bill, for example by adding a requirement that the Brexit deal be put to voters in a new referendum. The government says such an amendment would wreck its legislation and it will withdraw the bill if it succeeds. Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay urged lawmakers to back the bill and — more than three years after British voters narrowly voted to leave the EU — “enable us to move onto the people’s priorities like health, education and crime.” “This is the chance to leave the EU with a deal on Oct. 31,” he said. “If Parliament wants to respect the referendum, it must back the bill.” With the Brexit deadline looming and British politicians still squabbling over the country’s departure terms, Johnson has been forced to ask the EU for a three-month delay to Britain’s departure date. He did that, grudgingly, to comply with a law passed by Parliament ordering the government

to postpone Brexit rather than risk the economic damage that could come from a no-deal exit. But Johnson accompanied the unsigned letter to the EU late Saturday with a second note saying that he personally opposed delaying Brexit. Pro-EU activists, who took the government to court in Scotland to ensure that it complied with the law, said the second letter might amount to an attempt to frustrate the legislation. Scotland’s highest court said Monday it would keep the case open, retaining the power to censure Johnson’s government until its obligations under the law have been complied with “in full.” The claimants’ lawyer, Elaine Motion, said the ruling meant “the sword of Damocles remains hanging” over the government. The bloc said the fact Johnson had not signed the letter was irrelevant. European Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva said Monday that European Council President Donald Tusk had acknowledged receiving the Brexit extension request and was now talking with the EU’s other 27 leaders about it.

Water cut to migrant camp as Bosnian authorities feud By Eldar Emric Associated Press

BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Local authorities in the Bosnian town of Bihac on Monday cut off a nearby migrant camp’s water supply, to pressure the government into reducing the population of the overcrowded site that international organizations have criticized as unsuitable. But aid workers said the move will just cause additional suffering for the Vucjak tent camp’s 1,000 residents, many of whom walked out of the site with empty plastic bottles to beg water from Bosnians living in the vicinity. Officials in the northwestern town also announced a crisis meeting to discuss what to do with the camp, which hosts migrants stopped in the impoverished Balkan country while trying to reach Western Europe. “It is obvious that the situation must be brought to the verge of absurdity in order to be solved,” complained Bihac mayor Suhret Fazlic. Both the United Nations and the European

Union missions in Bosnia have urged authorities to relocate the migrants from Vucjak — which is situated on a former landfill and near minefields left over from the 1992-95 war. Camp resident Osman Ali, from Pakistan, described conditions as “bad, very bad.” “I think all people here are seeking a better situation, situation is very dirty here,” he told The Associated Press. Ali and other migrants were lining up Monday for a meal from the local Red Cross. Police last week rounded up hundreds of migrants from Bihac and brought them all to Vucjak, nearly doubling the camp population. Fazlic has warned that the city will also cut waste collection services to draw attention to the camp’s failings and force the government to share the burden and move some of the migrants to other parts of the country. Thousands of migrants are stuck in northwestern Bosnia, unable to continue their trek north through neighboring Croatia whose police have been accused of violently repulsing migrants

caught trying to illegally cross the border. Selam Midzic, a Red Cross representative at Vucjak, said cutting the water supply would just raise tensions among the migrants, and consequently with aid workers and locals. “In the camp itself, migrants will put pressure on the Red Cross representatives, who work here and who have no protection at all, demanding to be provided with drinking water,” he warned. The U.N. last week warned of a possible “humanitarian emergency” if aid is cut for the camp, urging Bosnia’s government to urgently find a new location. In the dusty camp, some migrants used puddle water to wash. Lounging outdoors during a spell of unusually warm weather, others said they fear conditions will deteriorate once winter cold sets in. Ahmed, from Pakistan, said many migrants have been sick: “(We don’t) have water, (or) food, (they) only give one person two (slices of) bread,” he said and added, pointing to his feet and clothing: “No have shoes and no jacket!”

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Renewed unrest in Chile; many line up for food SANTIAGO, Chile — Hundreds of protesters defied an emergency decree and confronted confront police in Chile’s capital on Monday, continuing disturbances that have left at least 11 dead and led the president to say the country is “at war.” Police used tear gas and streams of water to break up the march of students and union members on one of Santiago’s main streets Monday, but demonstrators who at first dispersed later reformed elsewhere. Meanwhile, police and soldiers guarded long lines of Chileans who lined up before supermarkets that had reopened. Many remained closed after a weekend that saw scores of stores looted or burned. Only one of the city’s six subway lines was operating because rioters had burned or damaged many of the stations, and officials said it could take weeks or months to fully restore service. Some 2 million students were forced to stay home from classes and many people were unable to reach jobs.

Netanyahu gives up on forming new coalition JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday that he had failed to form a majority government in parliament, marking a major setback for the embattled Israeli leader that plunges the country into a new period of political uncertainty. In a statement, Netanyahu said he had worked “tirelessly” to establish a unity government with his chief rival, former military chief Benny Gantz, but been repeatedly rebuffed. Facing a Wednesday deadline, Netanyahu said he was returning the “mandate” to President Reuven Rivlin, who will now ask Gantz to try to form a coalition. Gantz, however, could face an equally difficult task. While Netanyahu remains at the helm of his Likud party, his announcement marked the second time this year that he has been unable to form a government. With Israel’s attorney general set to decide in the coming weeks on whether to indict Netanyahu in a series of corruption cases, the longtime Israeli leader could come under heavy pressure to step aside. One party rival, Gideon Saar, has already indicated he would challenge Netanyahu if Likud holds a primary. In last month’s national election, Netanyahu fell short of securing a 61-seat parliamentary majority. But Rivlin gave Netanyahu the first opportunity to form a government because he had more support -- 55 lawmakers -- than Gantz, who was supported by only 54. — Associated Press

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2019. There are 70 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 22, 1962, in a nationally broadcast address, President John F. Kennedy revealed the presence of Sovietbuilt missile bases under construction in Cuba and announced a quarantine of all offensive military equipment being shipped to the Communist island nation. On this date: In 1797, French balloonist Andre-Jacques Garnerin (gahr-nayr-AN’) made the first parachute descent, landing safely from a height of about 3,000 feet over Paris. In 1811, composer and piano virtuoso Franz Liszt was born in the Hungarian town of Raiding (RY’-ding) in presentday Austria. In 1934, bank robber Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd was shot to death by federal agents and local police at a farm near East Liverpool, Ohio. In 1979, the U.S. government allowed the deposed Shah of Iran to travel to New York for medical treatment -- a decision that precipitated the Iran hostage crisis. In 1981, the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization was decertified by the federal government for its strike the previous August. In 1986, President Reagan signed into law sweeping tax-overhaul legislation. In 1991, the European Community and the European Free Trade Association concluded a landmark accord to create a free trade zone of 19 nations by 1993. In 1995, the largest gathering of world leaders in history marked the 50th anniversary of the United Nations. In 1998, the government advised parents to remove the batteries from their kids’ “Power Wheels” cars and trucks, made by Fisher-Price, because of faulty wiring that could cause them to erupt into flame. In 2001, a second Washington, D.C., postal worker, Joseph P. Curseen, died of inhalation anthrax. In 2002, bus driver Conrad Johnson was shot to death in Aspen Hill, Md., in the final attack carried out by the “Beltway Snipers.” In 2004, in a wrenching videotaped statement, aid worker Margaret Hassan, kidnapped in Baghdad, begged the British government to help save her by withdrawing its troops from Iraq, saying these “might be my last hours.” (Hassan was apparently killed by her captors a month later.) Ten years ago: Mortars fired by Islamic militants slammed into Somalia’s airport as President Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed boarded a plane, sparking battles that killed at least 24 people; the president was unhurt. Gunmen kidnapped Gauthier Lefevre, a French staff member working for the International Committee of the Red Cross, in Sudan’s western Darfur region. (Lefevre was released in March 2010.) Comedian Soupy Sales died in New York at age 83. Five years ago: A gunman shot and killed a soldier standing guard at a war memorial in Ottawa, then stormed the Canadian Parliament before he was shot and killed by the usually ceremonial sergeant-at-arms. One year ago: President Donald Trump declared that the U.S. would start cutting aid to three Central American countries he accused of failing to stop thousands of migrants heading for the U.S. border. A bomb was found in a mailbox at the suburban New York home of liberal billionaire philanthropist George Soros; federal agents safely detonated the device after being summoned by a security officer. Today’s Birthdays: Black Panthers co-founder Bobby Seale is 83. Actor Christopher Lloyd is 81. Actor Derek Jacobi is 81. Actor Tony Roberts is 80. Movie director Jan (yahn) de Bont is 76. Actress Catherine Deneuve is 76. Rock singer/musician Eddie Brigati is 74. Rock musician Leslie West (Mountain) is 74. Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is 72. Actor Jeff Goldblum is 67. Rock musician Greg Hawkes is 67. Movie director Bill Condon is 64. Actor Luis Guzman is 63. Actor-writer-producer Todd Graff is 60. Rock musician Cris Kirkwood is 59. Actor-comedian Bob Odenkirk is 57. Olympic gold medal figure skater Brian Boitano is 56. Christian singer TobyMac is 55. Singersongwriter John Wesley Harding (Wesley Stace) is 54. Actress Valeria Golino is 53. Comedian Carlos Mencia is 52. Country singer Shelby Lynne is 51. Reggae rapper Shaggy is 51. Movie director Spike Jonze is 50. Rapper Tracey Lee is 49. Actress Saffron Burrows is 47. Actress Carmen Ejogo is 46. Former MLB player Ichiro Suzuki (EE’-cheeroh soo-ZOO’-kee) is 46. Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson is 44. Christian rock singer-musician Jon Foreman (Switchfoot) is 43. Actor Michael Fishman is 38. Talk show host Michael Essany is 37. New York Mets infielder Robinson Cano is 37. Rock musician Rickard (correct) Goransson (Carolina Liar) is 36. Rock musician Zac Hanson (Hanson) is 34. Actor Corey Hawkins is 31. Actor Jonathan Lipnicki is 29. Actress Sofia Vassilieva (vas-ihl-lee-A’-vuh) is 27. Actor Elias Harger is 12. Thought for Today: “A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.” -- Jean de La Fontaine, French poet (1621-1695).

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Syrian Kurdish leader likens US move to genocide Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan — A leader of Syrian Kurdish forces who have been attacked by Turkey says President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of U.S. troops from northern Syria was “akin to genocide.” Ilham Ahmed also tells reporters that her message to Trump is “Stop these massacres.” Ahmed was in Washington for meetings Monday. Among those she saw were senators who have sponsored a bipartisan measure sanctioning Turkey until it halts its invasion of northern Syria. Two of those sponsors are South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham and Maryland Democrat Chris Van Hollen. They say the U.S. should keep a modest number of American troops in Syria and provide air protection for the Kurds. Graham said the U.S. should guard Syrian oilfields, and he called for an international force to guard a demilitarized zone between Turkish and Kurdish forces.

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Rudy Giuliani. He was chosen for the post because he was among only a handful of former officials with experience in Ukraine who would be perceived as neutral by local officials and wouldn’t raise objections at the White House, according to a colleague. “It was a very short list, but Bill was at the top of it,” said the colleague, who was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. “We were very grateful he agreed to do it.” Taylor, who had served as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine from 2006 to 2009, was welcomed back to Kyiv as a steady hand. “He’s the epitome of a seasoned statesman,” said John Shmorhun, an American who heads the agricultural company AgroGeneration. He said Taylor’s experience has shown in his handling of the Trump administration’s efforts to

Just last week, Trump said the roughly 1,000 American troops in northeastern Syria will go home, leaving about 200 at a base in the southeast of the country. Then officials said the bulk of the troops would shift to Iraq. Trump’s Pentagon chief, Mark Esper, said Monday that he is considering the possibility of leaving an additional contingent in eastern Syria to work with Syrian Kurdish fighters to combat the Islamic State. Trump also told reporters at the White House Monday that the U.S. would “work something out” with the Kurds in eastern Syria to ensure they have access to income from Syrian oil. He suggested sending an American oil company there to help. On Monday, a U.S. convoy was passing down an avenue in the Kurdish-dominated city of Qamishli, apparently on the way out of Syria, when it caught the brunt of residents’ anger and frustration at the American military that was once their closest ally and was now abandoning them. “Like rats, America is running

away,” one man shouted in Arabic at the vehicles, shown in a video put out by the Kurdish news agency. One armored vehicle, its American flag flying on the back, reversed down the street and popped onto the sidewalk, apparently searching for a way around the angry men stomping toward it, jabbing their fingers in the air and shouting insults. Now, the whole rationale Trump put forward for the retreat — to get American troops out of the Mideast and “endless wars” — is in doubt. Rather than leaving the region, the withdrawing troops will deploy in neighboring Iraq to fight the Islamic State group, which many warn could get new life from the Syria turmoil. Some U.S. forces are still in eastern Syria, helping Kurdish fighters protect oil fields. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Monday he was discussing keeping them there. Trump surprised even his own military on the ground when he agreed to remove U.S. soldiers working with Kurdish-led forces near the border in an Oct. 6 phone call with

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Three days later, Turkey launched its offensive with heavy bombardment along the frontier. For the American troops, it had not been clear how far the Turkish offensive would go, but they were promised they were out of harm’s way. The assault was expected to target a block of territory in the center of the border where the U.S. and Turkey had been trying to work out a compromise “safe zone” arrangement. Senior Pentagon officials said repeatedly that there was frequent communication with the Turks to avoid accidents on the ground and in the air. But one U.S. official with knowledge of the ground said Turkey’s actions were unilateral and potentially “dangerous to coalition forces and civilians.” The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief reporters. It quickly became clear Turkey was more aggressive than expected. Two days into the offensive, just after 9 p.m. Turkish artillery fired

near a well-identified U.S. observation point on a hill outside of the town of Kobani, 70 kilometers (44 miles) west of that zone. The Turkish military said it was responding to Kurdish fire coming from a position about a kilometer (0.6 miles) away from the post. It said it took precautions before firing to prevent harm to the Americans and ceased fire upon “receiving information” from the U.S military. But the U.S. official cast doubt on that, saying the American post would have seen Kurdish fire and gone on alert. Kobani was a scene of the first major battle to drive out IS in 2014, making it a symbol of U.S.-Kurdish cooperation against the militants. Capturing Kobani would have made it possible for Turkey to link up its territories it holds to the west with newly captured areas to the east. The Pentagon confirmed the incident and said it warned Turkey to avoid actions that could cause defensive reaction. No troops were injured but the Americans left the outpost.

pressure Ukraine. “He seems to know the difference between right and wrong,” Shmorhun said. “We need guys like Bill Taylor working in Ukraine, helping to deal with the politics in Ukraine, having a strong arm.” Before retiring from government service, Taylor was involved in diplomatic efforts surrounding several major international conflicts. He served in Jerusalem as U.S. envoy to the Quartet of Mideast peacemakers. He oversaw reconstruction in Iraq from 2004 to 2005, and from Kabul coordinated U.S. and international assistance to Afghanistan from 2002 to 2003. He is a graduate of West Point and served as an Army infantry platoon leader and combat company commander in Vietnam and Germany. He arrived in Kyiv a month after the sudden departure of Yovanovitch and the inauguration of Ukraine’s new president, prepared to steer the embassy through the transition. He was most likely not prepared for what happened next.

In July, Trump would have his now-famous phone conversation with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in which he pressed him to investigate unsubstantiated claims about Democratic rival Joe Biden and a debunked conspiracy theory involving a computer server at the Democratic National Committee. Trump at the time had quietly put a hold on nearly $400 million in military aid that Ukraine was counting on in its fight against Russianbacked separatists. In the follow-up to the call, Taylor exchanged texts with two of Trump’s point men on Ukraine as they were trying to get Zelenskiy to commit to the investigations before setting a date for a coveted White House visit. In a text message to Gordon Sondland on Sept. 1, Taylor bluntly questioned Trump’s motives: “Are we now saying that security assistance and WH meeting are conditioned on investigations?” Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the European Union, told him to call him. In texts a week later to Sondland and special envoy Kurt Volker,

Taylor expressed increased alarm, calling it “crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign.” He said not giving the military aid to Ukraine would be his “nightmare” scenario because it sends the wrong message to both Kyiv and Moscow. “The Russians love it. (And I quit).” In a stilted reply, Sondland defended Trump’s intentions and suggested they stop the back and forth by text. U.S. diplomats based at the Kyiv embassy have refused to speak with journalists, reflecting the sensitivity of the impeachment inquiry. The embassy press office did not respond to a request for comment on Monday. Publicly, as in his texts, Taylor has continued to stand up for Ukraine, a country he describes as on “the front lines” of a war with Russia. Speaking to university students on Aug. 31, Taylor said Ukraine was showing its commitment to a “democratic, European, prosperous future” and could count on U.S. support.

“We know you have challenges. We know your large neighbor has started a war against your country. We stand with you in resisting that aggression,” Taylor said, according to remarks published on the embassy website. It was a message that would be repeated in a “Music of Freedom” concert this past weekend by the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band performing together with Ukrainian musicians. Joseph Pennington, the acting No. 2 while Taylor is in Washington, addressed the mostly Ukrainian audience, saying he hoped they would “feel the support and commitment to democracy that our two countries cherish” and “recognize the power of the enduring partnership between the United States and Ukrainian armed forces.” The lyrics of the first song, “Over There,” may have been lost on many in the audience as the refrain “the Yanks are coming” cheerfully rang out in the Kyiv concert hall. But there was no missing the parting words from Pennington: “Glory to Ukraine.”

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Patriots shut out Jets to remain perfect EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Tom Brady set the tone and the New England Patriots’ blitz-happy defense took over from there. Bill Belichick’s bunch is still undefeated after another absolutely dominant performance. Brady threw a TD pass to Phillip Dorsett, Sony Michel ran for three scores and New England forced Sam Darnold into five turnovers while cruising to a 33-0 victory over

the New York Jets on Monday night. “We were able to make some plays early in the game,” Belichick said, “and play pretty solid for 60 minutes.” The Patriots improved to 7-0 for the third time in franchise history, and first since 2015. They also swept the two-game season series against their AFC East rivals for the fourth straight year, outscoring the Jets (1-5) 63-14 in the two meetings

this year. And, the top-ranked Patriots defense was a big reason in this one. “They’re just playing great football,” Brady said. “They cover the rush. They stop the run. Make critical plays. It’s awesome to watch.” Darnold was the AFC offensive player of the week after leading New York to a 24-22 win over Dallas last Sunday in his return

from missing three games with mononucleosis. He was miserable against New England, finishing 11 of 32 for 86 yards and a 3.6 quarterback rating. ESPN had Darnold wear a microphone during the game, and he was caught on the sideline saying, “I’m seeing ghosts” at one point. “It was a rough night out there,” Darnold said. “And obviously, I’ve got to be better and learn from the

mistakes, but we will get better.” Belichick blitzed Darnold often, giving the second-year quarterback little time and forcing him into bad — and often ugly — throws. Devin McCourty, Duron Harmon, Stephon Gilmore and Terrence Brooks all had interceptions. Darnold also lost a fumble on a sack, and later knocked an errant snap out of the back of the end zone for a safety.

Tsalteshi hosts 1st state cyclocross champs

Kalima Glascott leads her father, Bob Glascott, over barriers at the Alaska Cyclocross State Championships on Saturday at Tsalteshi Trails near Soldotna. The Glascotts are both from Anchorage. Kalima won the girls under-18 state title. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

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Both familiar and new faces to Alaska endurance sports finished on top of the brand-new Alaska Cyclocross State Championships on Saturday at Tsalteshi Trails. Anchorage’s Will Ross, 30 and a Service High School graduate, won the men’s elite race, while Anchorage’s Kate Ginsbach, 30, took the women’s elite race. Ross has a long trail of accomplishments in bike racing and triathlon to his name, including winning the Fat Bike Birkie, the largest fat bike race in the world, in 2015 and 2016. This was his first time racing at Tsalteshi since 2006, when he skied in the Arctic Winter Games. Ross also won the Soggy Bottom 100 mountain bike race on the Resurrection and Devil’s pass systems in 2012 and 2014, setting a course record in 2014 that has since been broken by Soldotna’s Adam Reimer. Ginsbach moved to Anchorage in the beginning of September from South Dakota, but has a long record of bike racing, including taking fifth in the Women’s Division 1 (Club) race at the 2018 USA Cycling Cyclocross Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky. They were drawn to Tsalteshi by the first Alaska Cyclocross State Championships, a goal of race organizer Mark Beeson that became reality this year. The championships were sanctioned by Tsalteshi’s Chainwreck Cyclocross Series, Anchorage’s Arctic Cross and Fairbanks’ Brown Leaf Classic. Cyclocross is a form of off-road bike racing during which racers can encounter any number of conditions and obstacles. Saturday, those conditions included mud, grass and sand. Another characteristic of the races is obstacles, with racers Saturday dismounting to hop over barriers and to take a brief run through the woods

while carrying their bikes. “It’s a good combination of fitness, power, recovery and technical skills,” Ross said. “You have to have everything to be able to do well at it.” Cyclocross races are not a specific distance. They are set for a specific time and racers complete as many laps as possible during that time period. Saturday’s course was 2.2 miles with 115 feet of elevation gain and loss. Ross completed six laps in 55 minutes, 22 seconds, for the win, while Anchorage’s James Stull was second with six laps in 59:25. As the course director for Arctic Cross, Ross is used to showing up at 8 a.m. and tending to the course all day before getting to race. He said showing up and just racing was nice. Ross also gave Saturday’s course high praise, adding that it differed from the grass and hard clay that typify Anchorage courses. “There’s a lot of tricky corners, and it took me a few laps on a few of them before I figured out a line,” Ross said. “The course also evolved a lot. Everything was different at the end of the race.” Ross added that it was nice to finally get a win at Tsalteshi. He described himself as a late bloomer who was only 80 to 100 pounds when racing against Russians and Scandinavians and failing to get on the podium at the Arctic Winter Games. Ginsbach also enjoyed the layout. She said she took off fast and tried to keep up with the guys, but then figured somebody would pass her back. Nobody came close. She was the only woman to complete six laps, doing it in 1:06:58, while Anchorage’s Amber Stull was second with five laps in 56:08. “This course was really fun and it played to my strengths — singletrack, short, punchy climbs and sand,” she said. Ginsbach has used cyclocross to help get her back into shape after spending this summer studying to pass the bar exam. Getting through

Kenai’s Jim Hall leads the pack in the 35-minute race at the Alaska Cyclocross State Championships on Saturday at Tsalteshi Trails near Soldotna. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

law school while racing at a high level isn’t easy, and for that she thanked her whole support network, especially parents Jane Farrell and Pat Ginsbach. The men’s and women’s masters 40-plus races were contested at the same time as the elite races. Chris Wrobel turned six laps in 1:02:24 for the men’s win, while Coley Gentzel was second with six laps in 1:04:19. The women’s winner was Rose Garner, with four laps in 56:55. The day’s first race was for girls and boys under-18, and men’s and women’s masters 55-plus. This race was designed to go 35 minutes, as opposed to the 50 minutes of the late race. The winners of the 35-minute race were both in the under-18 category — Kenai’s Jim Hall and Anchorage’s Kalima Glascott. Saturday’s day of racing was doubling as the Polar Vortex, a season-ending cyclocross event at Tsalteshi that has been held every year, except one, since 2014. Hall said the one time he did the Polar Vortex previously, he wasn’t close to the front. But breaking down the day to two starts gave him a chance to command a race. “This is a great gathering of friends and family,” said Hall, a home-schooled senior in high school. “It’s a fun time, but it’s competitive too.” Hall’s victory brought up another aspect of cyclocross. He was riding a bike with plus-size tires, which would not have been legal in the elite races. Cyclocross races are contested on much thinner tires, adding to the challenge. “The course conditions were like spring breakup,” he said. “I’m glad I was on plus tires. Kudos to everyone who did this on a cyclocross bike.” Hall turned three laps in 33:36 for the victory, while James Peot was second with three laps in 35:02. Glascott, an eighth-grader at Romig Middle School, was

able to win despite this being her first year of cyclocross. Her father, Bob Glascott, also competed. “It was really fun and harder than a lot of the other races,” Kalima said. “It was more techy and more sandy, but I like that, because it means I have to work harder.” Glascott had three laps in 39:35, while Dara Stull was second with three laps at 44:30. Joe Loffredo won the men’s 55-plus race with three laps in 37:33, while Soldotna’s Patty Moran is the women’s 55-plus state champion thanks to three laps in 44:50. Kenai’s Will Morrow also took a state championship in the singlespeed division with four laps in 1:06:30. Beeson organizes the Soldotna Cycle Series and Chainwreck Cyclocross Series and this state race was his goal of pushing cycling on the Kenai Peninsula and in Alaska further ahead. The cyclocross nationals this year are in Tacoma, Washington, in December, so that also spurred Beeson to make it happen. “I’m really pleased,” Beeson said. “I felt a little bit underprepared, but everything went smoothly.” He was particularly happy with the way the course shaped up. Up until the night before the race, frost had exploded in the sand on the lower trails, making for a rough ride. Rain early Saturday helped knock down that frost and smooth out the course immensely. “I want this to become a yearly thing, and I don’t want it to be just at Tsalteshi,” Beeson said. “I want it to be around the state wherever they have cyclocross. I want people to be excited about being a state champion.” The season awards for the five-race Chainwreck Cyclocross Series also were given out after the race. Morgan Aldridge finished out a dominant summer and fall of biking at Tsalteshi by taking

Soldotna’s Patty Moran rides to a state championship in women’s masters 55-plus at the Alaska Cyclocross State Championships on Saturday at Tsalteshi Trails near Soldotna. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

the women’s title, followed by Jen Showalter and Moran. If Chainwreck were run without men’s, women’s and juniors categories, Aldridge would have been first overall. David Edwards-Smith took the men’s championship, followed by Nathan Kincaid and Brian Beeson. Landen Showalter was the top junior, followed by Dylan Hogue and Madison McDonald. Alaska Cyclocross State Championships

Saturday at Tsalteshi Trails Men’s Elite Race 1. Will Ross - 55 minutes, 22 seconds (6 laps); ; 2. James Stull - 59:25 (6); 3. Oliver Sternicki 1:00:17 (6); 4. Clinton Hodges - 1:01:28 (6); 5. Brad Manderfeld - 1:02:01 (6); 6. Zac Cole - 1:04:55 (6); 7. Tyle Owens - 1:05:12 (6); 8. Brian Beeson - 57:31 (5); 9. Dave Edwards-Smith - 58:40 (5); 10. Nathan Kincaid - 1:00:36 (5); 11. Jordan Chilson - 1:03:32 (5); 12. Dustin Henkin - 1:09:07 (5); 13. Zac Gee -

1:00:40 (4); 14. Tom Kobylarz 1:03:58 (4). Women’s Elite Race 1. Kate Ginsbach - 1:06:58 (6); 2. Amber Stull - 56:08 (5); 3. Cadence Stull - 57:39 (5); 4. Morgan Aldridge - 59:18 (5); 5. Jen Showalter - 1:08:01 (5); 6. Melissa Smith - 1:01:54 (4); 7. Alicia Kincaid 50:04 (3). Men’s Masters 40+ 1. Chris Wrobel - 1:02:24 (6); 2. Coley Gentzel 1:04:19 (6); 3. Scott Hauser - 56:29 (5); 4. Marc Romano - 59:55 (5); 5. Dan Bailey - 1:00:28 (5); 6. Rob Carson - 1:01:50 (5); 7. Tony Eskelin - 1:03:07 (5); 8. Jon Iannoccone - 1:03:55 (5); 9. Jeff Helminiak - 1:06:06 (5); 10. Jeff McDonald - 1:06:50 (5); 11. Jamie Nelson - 1:07:43 (5); 12. Tor Dahl - 57:24 (4); 13. Will Morrow - 1:06:30 (4) (Singlespeed State Champion); 14. Carl Kincaid - 46:44 (3). Women’s Masters 40+ 1. Rose Garner - 56:55 (4). Men’s Masters 55+ 1. Joe Loffredo - 37:33 (3) Men’s Masters 55+ State Champion; 2. Bob Glascott - 39:43 (3); 3. Dan Eck - 41:27 (3); 4. Bruce Ross - 41:36 (3); 5. John Tabor - 46:46 (3). Women’s Masters 55+ 1. Patty Moran - 44:50 (3); 2. Cindy Miller 33:53 (2); 3. Jane Adkins - 43:09 (2). Boys U18 1. Jim Hall - 33:36 (3); 2. James Peot - 35:02 (3); 3. Dylan Hogue - 41:59 (3); 4. Landen Showalter - 43:10 (3); 5. Ethan Hogue - 46:14 (3); 6. Robert Carson - 52:45 (3); 7. Ollie Dahl - 36:47 (2); 8. Nels Dahl - 21:39 (1). Girls U18 1. Kalima Glascott - 39:35 (3); 2. Dara Stull 44:30 (3); 3. Audrey McDonald - 39:24.

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Hamlin notches victory at Kansas KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Denny Hamlin was surrounded by Joe Gibbs Racing teammates at the front on the final restart, and that put Chase Elliott in the most difficult and precarious of situations. Somehow, he figured, he needed to find a way to beat them all to advance in NASCAR’s playoffs. It turned out second place was good enough. Hamlin roared away with a push from behind from teammate Kyle Busch on the second shot at a greenwhite-checkered finish, and Elliott was unable to chase him down. But deep in the field, Brad Keselowski was going backward, and the spots he lost in the elimination race at Kansas Speedway were enough to send Elliott through in the final cut-off spot to the round of eight. Hamlin won the race. Elliott felt almost as if he did. “You have to stay fighting in these things, especially with the late-race restarts,” he said. “Just excited we get to fight another race. Back up against the wall, to come out here and battle for the win, that’s what you have to

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2. LSU (16) 3. Ohio St. (13) 4. Clemson (9) 5. Oklahoma 6. Penn St. 7. Florida 8. Notre Dame 9. Auburn 10. Georgia 11. Oregon 12. Utah 13. Wisconsin 14. Baylor 15. Texas 16. SMU 17. Minnesota 18. Cincinnati 19. Michigan 20. Iowa 21. Appalachian St. 22. Boise St. 23. Iowa St. 24. Arizona St. 25. Wake Forest

Playoffs WORLD SERIES (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Houston vs. Washington Tuesday, Oct. 22: Washington (Scherzer 11-7) at Houston (Cole 20-5), 4:08 p.m. (Fox) Wednesday, Oct. 23: Washington (Strasburg 18-6) at Houston (Verlander 21-6), 4:07 p.m. (Fox) Friday, Oct. 25: Houston (Greinke 8-1) at Washington, 4:07 p.m. (Fox) All Times AKDT

do when you’re in the position we were in.” In a bit of irony, it was Keselowski who helped bring out the caution in the first overtime when he got into Daniel Suarez and triggered a wreck that collected teammate Joey Logano. The field was nearing the startfinish line but the caution light came on before the leader took the white flag. If Hamlin had crossed a split-second quicker, the race would have been over and Keselowski safe. “I pushed as hard as I knew how and didn’t quite do good enough on the last restart and that was it,” Keselowski said. “We clawed as hard as we could and there were times it looked like we were going to be fine and times it didn’t. In the end it didn’t work out.” Kyle Busch ultimately finished third, followed by Kurt Busch and William Byron. But the key was Keselowski, who dropped from 13th to 19th on the final restart and out of the next round of the playoffs. He ended up three points — equal to three positions on the track — below the cutoff line.

Football NFL Standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 7 0 0 1.000 223 48 Buffalo 5 1 0 .833 121 91 N.Y. Jets 1 5 0 .167 63 156 Miami 0 6 0 .000 63 211 South Indianapolis 4 2 0 .667 143 138 Houston 4 3 0 .571 185 164 Jacksonville 3 4 0 .429 144 148 Tennessee 3 4 0 .429 121 112 North Baltimore 5 2 0 .714 214 156 Cleveland 2 4 0 .333 120 154 Pittsburgh 2 4 0 .333 123 131 Cincinnati 0 7 0 .000 114 186 West Kansas City 5 2 0 .714 202 150 Oakland 3 3 0 .500 127 165 Denver 2 5 0 .286 112 136 L.A. Chargers 2 5 0 .286 140 141 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East Dallas 4 3 0 .571 190 124 Philadelphia 3 4 0 .429 171 186 N.Y. Giants 2 5 0 .286 132 187 Washington 1 6 0 .143 90 176 South New Orleans 6 1 0 .857 164 147 Carolina 4 2 0 .667 166 133 Tampa Bay 2 4 0 .333 173 185 Atlanta 1 6 0 .143 145 223 North Green Bay 6 1 0 .857 184 139 Minnesota 5 2 0 .714 192 123 Chicago 3 3 0 .500 112 105 Detroit 2 3 1 .417 149 160 West San Francisco 6 0 0 1.000 156 64 Seattle 5 2 0 .714 181 176 L.A. Rams 4 3 0 .571 190 164 Arizona 3 3 1 .500 161 192

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Toronto 10 5 3 2 12 38 35 Montreal 9 4 3 2 10 34 30 Tampa Bay 8 4 3 1 9 29 27 Florida 8 3 2 3 9 26 31 Detroit 8 3 5 0 6 19 28 Ottawa 8 1 6 1 3 17 29 Metropolitan Division Washington 10 6 2 2 14 36 31 Pittsburgh 9 6 3 0 12 32 23 Carolina 9 6 3 0 12 30 25 N.Y. Islanders 8 5 3 0 10 21 20 Columbus 9 4 3 2 10 22 29 Philadelphia 7 3 3 1 7 21 21 New Jersey 8 2 4 2 6 19 31 N.Y. Rangers 6 2 4 0 4 17 22 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division Colorado 9 7 1 1 15 36 24 St. Louis 9 4 2 3 11 27 30 Winnipeg 10 5 5 0 10 28 33 Nashville 8 4 3 1 9 32 31 Dallas 11 3 7 1 7 23 32 Chicago 6 2 3 1 5 18 20 Minnesota 8 2 6 0 4 18 32 Pacific Division Edmonton 9 7 1 1 15 31 21 Anaheim 9 6 3 0 12 23 16 Vegas 10 6 4 0 12 34 27 Calgary 10 5 4 1 11 26 27 Vancouver 8 5 3 0 10 25 17 Arizona 7 4 2 1 9 21 13 San Jose 8 3 5 0 6 21 28 Los Angeles 8 3 5 0 6 24 32 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.

Basketball AP Men’s Top 25 The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ preseason 2019-20 college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, final 2018-19 records, total points based on 25 points for a firstplace vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last year’s final ranking: Record 1. Michigan St. (60) 32-7 2. Kentucky (2) 30-7 3. Kansas (3) 26-10 4. Duke 32-6 5. Louisville 20-14 6. Florida 20-16 7. Maryland 23-11 8. Gonzaga 33-4 9. North Carolina 29-7 10. Villanova 26-10 11. Virginia 35-3 12. Seton Hall 20-14 13. Texas Tech 31-7 14. Memphis 22-14 15. Oregon 25-13 16. Baylor 20-14 17. Utah St. 28-7 18. Ohio St. 20-15 19. Xavier 19-16 20. Saint Mary’s (Cal.) 22-12 21. Arizona 17-15 22. LSU 28-7 23. Purdue 26-10 24. Auburn 30-10 25. VCU 25-8

Monday’s Games Columbus 4, Toronto 3, OT Philadelphia 6, Vegas 2 St. Louis 3, Colorado 1 Dallas 2, Ottawa 1 Tuesday’s Games Arizona at N.Y. Rangers, 3 p.m. San Jose at Buffalo, 3 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 3 p.m. Pittsburgh at Florida, 3 p.m. Vancouver at Detroit, 3:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Winnipeg, 4 p.m. Edmonton at Minnesota, 4 p.m. Anaheim at Nashville, 4 p.m. Vegas at Chicago, 4:30 p.m. Washington at Calgary, 5 p.m.

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MLS Playoffs First Round Saturday, Oct. 19 Eastern Conference Atlanta 1, New England 0 Toronto 5, D.C. 1, ET Western Conference Seattle 4, Dallas 3 Salt Lake 2, Portland 1 Sunday, Oct. 20 Eastern Conference Philadelphia 4, New York Red Bulls 3, ET Western Conference LA Galaxy 2, Minnesota 1 Conference Semifinals Eastern Conference Wednesday, Oct. 23 Toronto at New York City FC, 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 Philadelphia at Atlanta, 3:30 p.m. Western Conference Wednesday, Oct. 23 Salt Lake vs. Seattle, 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 LA Galaxy at Los Angeles FC, 6:30 p.m. All Times AKDT

NBA Schedule Tuesday’s Games New Orleans at Toronto, 4 p.m. L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Chicago at Charlotte, 3 p.m. Cleveland at Orlando, 3 p.m. Detroit at Indiana, 3 p.m. Boston at Philadelphia, 3:30 p.m. Memphis at Miami, 3:30 p.m. Minnesota at Brooklyn, 3:30 p.m. New York at San Antonio, 4:30 p.m. Washington at Dallas, 4:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Utah, 5 p.m. Denver at Portland, 6 p.m. Sacramento at Phoenix, 6 p.m. Thursday’s Games Atlanta at Detroit, 3 p.m. Milwaukee at Houston, 4 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 6:30 p.m. All Times AKDT

Racing NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Hollywood Casino 400 Results Sunday At Kansas Speedway Kansas City, Kan. Lap length: 1.50 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (23) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 277 laps, 53 points. 2. (14) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 277, 50. 3. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 277, 41. 4. (15) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 277, 33. 5. (25) William Byron, Chevrolet, 277, 39. 6. (11) Martin Truex Jr, Toyota, 277, 46. 7. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, 277, 32. 8. (21) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 277, 31. 9. (40) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 277, 33. 10. (12) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 277, 27. 11. (16) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 277, 26. 12. (28) Ryan Preece, Chevrolet, 277, 25.


The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 19, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Buffalo 9 7 1 1 15 34 21 Boston 8 5 1 2 12 22 18


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Others receiving votes: Washington 164, Colorado 152, Tennessee 78, Marquette 68, Florida St. 36, Davidson 34, Harvard 24, Illinois 14, Missouri 13, Mississippi St. 12, Georgetown 11, Houston 11, Cincinnati 8, Notre Dame 7, Creighton 4, N.C. State 3, Syracuse 3, Alabama 2, Liberty 2, Michigan 2, Southern Cal 2, Vermont 2, Colgate 1, Dayton 1, Providence 1.

The AP Top 25

Record Pts Pv 1. Alabama (24) 7-0 1486

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Others receiving votes: Memphis 87, Virginia 29, San Diego St. 17, Pittsburgh 17, Washington 15, Navy 9, Texas A&M 6, Missouri 4, UCF 3, Southern Cal 3, Louisiana Tech 2, Tulane 1.

Sunday’s Games San Francisco 9, Washington 0 Green Bay 42, Oakland 24 Buffalo 31, Miami 21 Arizona 27, N.Y. Giants 21 L.A. Rams 37, Atlanta 10 Indianapolis 30, Houston 23 Minnesota 42, Detroit 30 Jacksonville 27, Cincinnati 17 Tennessee 23, L.A. Chargers 20 Baltimore 30, Seattle 16 New Orleans 36, Chicago 25 Dallas 37, Philadelphia 10 Open: Tampa Bay, Cleveland, Carolina, Pittsburgh Monday’s Games New England 33, N.Y. Jets 0 Thursday, Oct. 24 Washington at Minnesota, 4:20 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 Arizona at New Orleans, 9 a.m. Tampa Bay at Tennessee, 9 a.m. N.Y. Giants at Detroit, 9 a.m. Cincinnati vs L.A. Rams at London, UK, 9 a.m. Denver at Indianapolis, 9 a.m. Philadelphia at Buffalo, 9 a.m. N.Y. Jets at Jacksonville, 9 a.m. Seattle at Atlanta, 9 a.m. L.A. Chargers at Chicago, 9 a.m. Carolina at San Francisco, 12:05 p.m. Oakland at Houston, 12:25 p.m. Cleveland at New England, 12:25 p.m. Green Bay at Kansas City, 4:20 p.m. Open: Dallas, Baltimore Monday, Oct. 28 Miami at Pittsburgh, 4:15 p.m. All Times AKDT

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13. (26) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 277, 24. 14. (5) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 277, 23. 15. (27) Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota, 277, 22. 16. (19) Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Ford, 277, 22. 17. (29) Joey Logano, Ford, 277, 34. 18. (22) Paul Menard, Ford, 277, 22. 19. (4) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 277, 23. 20. (9) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 277, 17. 21. (3) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 277, 29. 22. (24) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 276, 15. 23. (13) Aric Almirola, Ford, 274, 14. 24. (6) Michael McDowell, Ford, 274, 13. 25. (17) Matt Tifft, Ford, 273, 12. 26. (2) David Ragan, Ford, 273, 11. 27. (33) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 272, 0. 28. (31) Corey Lajoie, Ford, 272, 9. 29. (32) Parker Kligerman, Toyota, 271, 0. 30. (36) JJ Yeley, Chevrolet, 271, 0. 31. (1) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, accident, 270, 6. 32. (8) Daniel Suarez, Ford, accident, 270, 13. 33. (34) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 268, 4. 34. (35) Garrett Smithley, Ford, 267, 0. 35. (10) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet, accident, 263, 2. 36. (37) Josh Bilicki, Chevrolet, 262, 0. 37. (30) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, vibration, 203, 0. 38. (39) Joey Gase, Toyota, accident, 107, 0. 39. (38) Timmy Hill, Chevrolet, garage, 95, 0. 40. (7) Ryan Newman, Ford, accident, 72, 1.


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Pregnant bride-to-be imposes a nonalcoholic party policy DEAR ABBY: My things. Your thoughts, friend “Nan” is planning please? — PERPLEXED her wedding and BRIDESMAID asked if I, along with DEAR BRIDESMAID: our friends, would be In most cases, it is not bridesmaids. Fastconsidered rude to forward a few months: consume alcohol in The bride-to-be is now front of someone who pregnant. We’re having is abstaining, although our first get-together many people choose to as a bridal party, and refrain, too. In this case, Dear Abby she wants us to serve the bride would not have Jeanne Phillips only nonalcoholic specified that she wanted “mocktails” for our girls’ no alcohol served if she night in. I asked the maid of honor if was comfortable with her bridal we could have the option of alcohol, party drinking when she couldn’t and she said no because that’s what join in. Her wishes should take the bride wants. precedence. Is it rude to drink in front of a pregnant bride? Obviously, I will DEAR ABBY: My husband is honor Nan’s wishes, but I’d like disabled and hasn’t worked in nearly a second opinion. Should this 20 years. I have been the sole support no-alcohol policy be in effect for of our family all this time. all pre-wedding events (shower, My issue is, my husband seems to bachelorette party, etc.)? I feel we’re have serious problems with people all adults and should be able to he perceives as rich. The fact that make our own choices. It’s not as if some people have more money than we’re going to get wasted at these we do rankles him no end. It has

reached the point where the kids and I are really disturbed by his vitriol. In his eyes, no rich person can be a good person, and most of them don’t deserve what they have. What can I do? — WEARY OF LISTENING IN MAINE DEAR WEARY: Your husband may be venting his frustration at his inability to work and provide for the family, and misdirecting his anger toward people he perceives as rich. Has he always been this way, or is this recent? If it’s recent, his physician may want to see and evaluate him. If it’s not, then it may be time to point out that money, while it can make the gears of life mesh more smoothly, is no guarantee of happiness, and nobody — regardless of income — has everything. Then tell him to stop. DEAR ABBY: My wife has a terrible habit of always being early — whether it’s for a party, football game, picnic, reunion, etc. It has reached a point where friends and

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family no longer tell her the correct time they want us to arrive because they don’t want her there early. Her family started it, and friends are following suit. Now she’s upset because when she arrives she isn’t the first, but everybody else is happy because she’s arriving when she is supposed to. Abby, most hosts don’t want guests showing up early because they’re still preparing, and early arrivals get in the way. Please advise my wife to respect that! — EARLY BIRD GETS THE SCORN DEAR BIRD: If, having been given the wrong time to arrive by multiple hosts, it hasn’t dawned on your wife that what she’s doing hasn’t been appreciated, she isn’t going to heed anything that I could write. POLITE people show up on time. If they arrive at the location early, they do what they need to do to “waste” time until the appointed hour. In her zeal to make an entrance, she is being rude and intrusive, and if she shows up early, the host should put her to work.

Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars

ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH You might be overwhelmed by all that comes at you from left field. You will need to handle the demands, but on some level, you see the humor in this sudden hectic pace. A child or a new friend could delight you. Tonight: Remain responsive.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHH Stay centered and know what you need to do in order to stabilize an emotional or domestic issue. Recognize what has happened around a loved one or friend. Let your

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHHH Keep reaching out for a loved one you care a lot about. You might not be sure of yourself at this moment with an important interaction. Try to curb fast responses and listen more. Others appear emotional, which you can identify with. Tonight: Keep communication open.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Use caution with spending — count your change and make no money commitments. You could easily be distracted emotionally and unsure of what needs to happen. Try to remain centered on whatever you are doing. Tonight: Maintain some self-discipline.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHHH While others might flounder, you stay centered and are able to push your agenda and plans forward. You might notice emotions seem to have a heavy undercurrent, not only for you but also for others. Remain sensitive to feelings. Tonight: As you like.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

HHHH One-on-one relating is highlighted. Others might have strong reactions to what you share at times. Give them space to work through any issues that emerge. Tonight: Spend time with a special friend.

HHHH Friends and people in general surround you and make your day more interesting. Do not get too upset if you need to juggle your plans in order to incorporate others and a surprising invitation. The end results will be OK. Tonight: Where the action is.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHH Defer to others and do not feel as if you must respond to every statement you hear. You might be on overload with others and their demands. You could be making more of what is happening than you need to. Tonight: Sort out options.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH You could be overly tired and withdrawn. No matter what, you will be able to handle additional responsibilities and impress others on the way. You might note your temper is close to the surface. Tonight: Burning the midnight oil.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHH Your focus might be mainly on what you must do today. Associates or friends you sometimes visit with seem to be searching for you. You could be surprised by all that you hear. They want feedback from you. Be flattered. Tonight: Run errands on the way home.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHH Keep reaching out for someone you care a lot about. You might not be sure of your objectives or your long-term desires when it comes to this person. Identify as much as you



Dear Readers: Here are some follow-ups on the befuddlement of using “Dear” in a business letter. — Heloise “Your column is enjoyed daily via the Uniontown, Pa., Herald-Standard. Your item about the use of ‘Dear’ in a business letter might benefit from the explanation that the word has evolved over the centuries and has several meanings, some of which have been lost to time. “Prior to the 20th century, one of these nowobsolete meanings of ‘dear’ was ‘noble.’ ‘Dear Sir’ (or ‘Madam’ or surname) might be said today as ‘Noble Sir.’ Another extrapolation might include ‘Honorable Sir.’” — David K., Farmington, Pa. “In response to the reader who asked if ‘Dear’ is still a good salutation for a letter, I thought I would pass on another option. “I have started using ‘Greetings’ as the salutation for emails and letters. It is friendly and less ‘dated’ than ‘Dear.’ I read your column in The Columbian.” — Janet S., Battle Ground, Wash.

Dear Heloise: What can you tell me about the material safety data sheet? What is it? Where can I get one? — A Reader, Toledo, Ohio The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Labor, requires the manufacturers of chemicals to provide an easy-to-read safety data sheet (SDS), formally called the material safety data sheet. The SDS provides info about the product, its makeup, what to do if the product spills, how to store the product and its date of manufacture, among many other things. The SDS should be available through the product’s website, or there is normally a phone number on the packaging that you can call to request the SDS. — Heloise Send a money-saving or timesaving hint to Heloise, P.O. Box 795001, San Antonio, TX 782795001, or you can fax it to 1-210-HELOISE or email it to

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can with him or her. Tonight: Relax; watch a good movie.

HHH Know when to step back and get centered. By playing a more passive role, you put yourself in a position of strength. Anger can quickly come out, but some of you could suppress that feeling. Keep an eye on your behavior. Do not allow self-discipline to go by the wayside. Tonight: Make it an early night.


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This year, you have a lot of get-upand-go. Once you determine a goal, you might be nearly impossible to stop. Your creativity and magnetism soar, making certain desires possible. If single, you meet people with ease, so take your time making a choice. You might enjoy dating a lot. If attached, the two of you might be more in sync with each other than you have been for a long time. A lot of laughter and good communication surround both of you. LEO loves hanging out with you. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

perspective and sense of humor kick in. Help the other party gain perspective too. Tonight: Happiest close to home.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019:


Tension thaws over whale plan between lobstermen, federal agency By Patrick Whittle Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine — A group representing Maine’s lobstermen says it’s now willing to work with the federal government on a plan to protect right whales after withdrawing its support for the plan this summer. The Maine Lobstermen’s Association is one of the key stakeholders in an effort to better protect the North Atlantic right whales, which number only about 400 and are vulnerable to entanglement in

fishing gear. A federal plan that’s being developed to help save the whales would remove miles of lobster trap rope from the waters off Maine. The lobstermen’s association issued a public statement on Oct. 11 saying it appreciates that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service has offered a “constructive response” to its concerns about whale protection. However, the statement also says the lobstermen still think the whale plan focuses too much on new

restrictions for their industry. The organization said it believes NOAA Fisheries should also consider the impact other fisheries have on the whales. “Going forward, MLA will continue to insist on a sciencebased process informed by best available data to ensure rigorous accountability for risk to endangered whales from across the spectrum of human interactions with them,” the group stated. The group hopes its letter sends a message that finding a way to save the whales is still one of its priorities, said Patrice McCarron,

its executive director, in a telephone interview. “We were always committed to finding ways to make our fisheries safer for right whales,” McCarron said. NOAA Fisheries is not commenting on the lobstering group’s statement, agency spokesman Jennifer Goebel said. However, the regulators have also recently expressed desire to work with the lobstermen, who have said the whale protection plan placed too much onus on their business, which is an industry vital to Maine’s economy. Chris Oliver, NOAA’s assistant

administrator for fisheries, said this month that federal managers are also “diligently working with our Canadian counterparts to address both ship strikes and entanglements in Canadian waters.” That is another concern Maine’s lobstermen have raised in recent years. The new whale protections must first go through a rulemaking process. Maine regulators plan to hold public meetings about proposed protections next month. NOAA must eventually propose formal rules, and that’s expected in the next few months, Goebel said.

This pet is available at the Kenai Animal Shelter

This pet is available Kenai Animal Shelter

This pet is available Peninsula Unwanted Pets Society




• Domestic Short Hair • Adult • Female • Medium • House-Trained • Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered • Prefers a home without other cats, dogs

• Karelian Bear Dog & Border Terrier Mix • Young • Male • Medium • House-Trained • Vaccinations up to date

Meet Fern (Cream) We were told she is very friendly but it may take her some extra time to come around. She has grown up with one sibling and no other cats.

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• Maltese • Adult • Male • Small • White / Cream • Long-Hair • HouseTrained • Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, special needs. Takes thyroid medication. • Good in a home with other dogs. • Prefers a home without children.

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

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

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


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


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This pet is available at the Kenai Peninsula Animal Lovers

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

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


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